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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKAKBAB AND •OCTHEAST MI88OOR1 VOL. XLV—NO. 75 Blythevllle Daily Newt Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley BIATHEV1LLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 1949 EIGHT PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Denials Follow [ruman Attack On Housing Foes Rep. Martin Says Opposition Seeks Only Less Spending By KrantU M. I* May WASHINGTON, June 18. (IPl — President Truman's statement that real estate lobbyists have launched a "deliberate campaign of misrepresentation" against housing legislation drew a sharp denial today from Rep. Martin (R-Massl. The president said late yesterday in a letter to Speaker Raybuvn (DI Tex) that he has been "shocked in recent days at the extraordinary propaganda campaign that has been unleashed" against a Senate- passed public housing, slum clear| ance bill now pending in the House. The campaign, Mr. Truman declared, "oontistently distorts the facts of 'the housing situation in this country." Martin, the House Republican leader, told a newsman: "This is a surprise to me. The I only lobby that has contacted me is the lobby trying to put over , the bill." Martin declared that opposition to the measure lias come from people concerned over government spending—not real estate lobbyists £| Backs President The President's strongly-worded letter said that "a little group of ruthless men" is responsible for the campaign to defeat the bill. House Democratic Leader McCormack (Mass) promptly commented: "The President Is absolutely right. I hope his statement will have the effect of driving Ihis nefarious lobby out of Washington." But Martin declared; "The people have come to realize that if we are going to keep our finances in shape we've got to quit spending. Inasmuch as not one house would be built in 18 months | under this program it seems to me this is one big money bill that could be put aside." House debate on the bill will begin Wednesday. It calls for a vast program of slum clearance, low- j lent public housing and farm housing aid. Estimates of the federal money involved, in subsidies and loans, have varied widely. In his <,90C word letter tr-:n*y- burn, Mr.. Truman said: "The rffal estate lobby claims that ll\« housing bill) will cost the federal government 20 billion dollar? SeU oil at $10 Million "This is an exaggeration of approximately 100 percent. The actual cost of the bill will be about billion dollars, spread over a eriod of some thirty years." The President listed the veterans, labor and religious organizations [ backing the measure and noted that' 24 Republican and 33 Democratic Senators voted for H. "Yet," he said, "the real estate lobby, shortsighted and utterly selfish, continues to cry 'socialism' In a last effort to smother the real facts and real issues which this bill is designed to meet. As a matter of fact, Mr. Truman said, passage of the bill would "prove of real benefit to those real estate interests that now oppose its enactment." Jig Five Envoys Ilaim Accord on European Issues Foreign Ministers End Two-Day Meeting Of Alliance Nations BOTTLE BATTLE—Sen. Hickenlooper (above left), member ol the joint Atomic Energy Committee, examines brown bottle at a hearing in Washington probing disappearance of Ur'auium-235 from a Chicago laboratory. Hick- enloopcr said reports Indicated uranium was kept in a brown bottle but lab officials say it was stored in an ordinary fruit jar. He said there Is still "substantial mystery" about the whole affair. Dr Walter Zlnu, (below left) tolil the committee that the fruit 1 jar contained the lost uranium. He is director of the Argonne A torn ic Laborat ory, from where it disappeared. Meanwhile, the committee released Thursday the picture (above right) showing men wearing masks searching a laboratory waste vault for the missing container. This photo was used as evidence on the controversy on the type of container used for the uranium. <AP Wire- photos). morning no additional c'ues HS to the two men's whereabouts had been received. Hootbeats oi 'Pony Express' Ring Again on Nebraska Plains $1,900 Awarded To Yroman in Accident Lawsuit Mrs. Agnes Skelton was awarded $1,900 in damages yesterday as a civil session of the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County Circuit Court wound up its first week here. George Isabell was the defendant in the case and Mrs. Sketon's Complaint asked for $11,500 in dam- Vges said to have been suffered as * result of an auto accident, The accident occurred in Blytheville on September 20. 1948. Judpe Charles W- Light of Para- gounrt Is presiding over the June term of the court, which will reconvene Monday, By Basil C. Raffety | SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb.. June 13— (&>— The staccato hoofbeats of the Pony Express resounded across the Nebraska plains once again today beali n^out a revival of a never- to-bQ,-\i>rgotben chapter in America's westward expansion. The Nebraska Horse Club Association, sponsor of the commemora- M ve i id e, moved their horses to points along the Lincoln Highway to carry pouches of mail clear across the state on horseback, The first two sections of the ride start at 10 a.m. today from Scottsbluff, and from pine Bluffs, Wyo., on the western Nebraska border. The two sections merge at Sidney for the dash to Gothenburg, Neb,, with an overnight stop at Ovid, Colo., site of an old pony express station. The eastern leg of the trip starts at Blair, Neb., on Nebraska's eastern border, at 4 a.m. Sunday. The trip from Blair to Gothenburg is 243 miles—more than a day's ride for the Pony Express rider who raced across the plains 90 years ago at the rate of 20C miles a day. Hence a section of this ride wil start at 5 ajn. from Central City about half way to Gothenburg. When the Blair section reache Central City, the mail pouches wi! be relayed ahead to the spcedin horses by automobile, then will be carried to Gothenburg on horseback. The two rides—600 miles altogether—will end at Gothenburg, where the old Fred Machette Pony Ex- Old West. The commemorative ride will in- olvc more than 500 people and as lauy horses.. Most of them will icle on a mile or two in the relay nstead of switching .horses as the Id Pony Ex press .riders did,'*? Blythev'dle Man Held As Aide in Jail Break Chief of Police John Foster said this morning that Malcolm O'Bannon, 22, of Blytheville, was picked up yesterday and Is being held here on request of Pemiscot County authorities who have charged him with aiding the escape of the two prisoners who broke out- of jail in Caruthersville yesterday morning. + . — Chief Foster stated that the Pemiscot County sheriff's office has charged o'Bannori with furnishing Kenneth Young, 24, of Blytheville and William Grant Surmaer, 41, of West Frankfort, 111., with the metal pipe which was used to force the lock on the door of the eel! where the two were being kept mid read the bars on the second floor indow of the jatt through which iey made their get-away. Chief Foster stated that on qucs- oning at the county jail here, 'Bannon denied any knowledge of IB charge and told officers that e would not waive extradition to lissouri. Deputy Sheriff Milton King oE aruthersville this morning vrrl- ted Chief Foster's report thai O'Bannon was released from the escape of the two prisoners. He tated that Pemiscot County au- horitle.s would start extradition sroceduves immediately. LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg, June IS. (ft*) —Foreign ministers of lie five Western European alliance lattons reported at the end of a two-day 'session today they are in complete accord on their role in European affairs. The ministers from Britain, France and the Benelux countries wound up their current business In [i three-hour mid-clay meeting In the Luxembourg chambers of deputies. French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman told correspondents there had been no disagreements in the sessions which began yesterday afternoon. 'There were no majorities, Schuman said. "Mr, Vishinsk; (Soviet foreign minister* could take some lessons from us." Dutch Foreign Minister Dirk U Stikker said the ministers had dis cussed Germany's future and th part that the five Western natloiu. could play In shnping that future. He also said that they had dls cussed the financial aspects of Joint jnHilary program which woul later be Integrated with America and Canadian programs under th Atlantic Pact. Nearly 20 Missing As Floods Inundate Towns in Virginias PETERSBURG, W. V., June 18. (AP) More than * oxen persons were reported missing today as flash floods ent waters rushing down streams of the Potomac-Shenan- call Valley areas of West, Virginia and Virginia. * West Virginia State Polk* said pa Officer Is Looking 'or 'Impractical' Joker V/io Tried to Beat Rap HOT SPRINGS, Ark., June 18. t/l'j—Pnlrolmnn Charlie Olcm- moiis ol Hie Hot Springs police force, is looking tor a certain "Lnnn-actlcul" Joker, A initrk owner stopped Clctn- nions to protest, Ihut the officer put n ticket on his truck for a paikinK violation, when he had not been near Uie scene. One look at. the ticket told Clemmotis what had happened. The owner of the passenger car which had been "taggeri" stuck the ticket on the truck. "lie failed to notice that his license number was on the ticket and I have a carbon copy." Clemmons said. "I'll gel him sooner or lati-j and when I do.....". Two Men Shot in U nion Battle Polio Prevention Advice Is Offered Doctors Kit- Undue Hysteria; No Need For Quarantine Seen Some doctors In Blythcville sail they were advising parents to keel young children oat of crowds an out of swimming pools due to n unusually high instance of polio. Doctors contacted yesterday wer of the opinion that there wss "un called for" hysteria In town an felt that there was no need for quarantine of any kind, but tha caution should be exercised. Mayor Doyle Henderson said today that equipment for spraying with DDT in areas where contamination might exist was being furnished by the Malaria Control Division of the State Health Department. Work has already started, nd the labor Is being furnished by Farm Leaders to Attend Dinner Meeting Monday Night in Wilson Tavern H. T. Ohlendorf, president of the Mississippi' County Farm Bureau, said today the executive board of the bureau would meet at 7:30 press station has been preserved in the city park. A program will be held here and a special Pony express station cachet will stamped on the letters carried on the ride before they are returned to their senders. Near North Platte, the ride will pass near the ranch of Buffalo Bill Cody, where the bearded Indian scout and showman held court for the North Brothers. Kit Carson, General Phil Sheridan, Pawnee Bill, Death Valley Scottie and Bishop Beecher—all colortul figures of the •t the Wilson Tavern in Monday Wilson. Mr. Ohlendorf said that about 30 farm leaders were on the committee and were expected to attend the dinner meeting. Among the discussions planned, the meeting is to determine the mion of farmers in this county in regard to the belt-wide move launched in Memphis Thursday to obUin support prices on cotton •md. Weather fx-Woman Marine Charged in Slaying ALBANY, N.Y.; June 18—Wi— Mrs. Donna H. Robinson. 27, a wartime gunsmith in the Marine Corps, •»»s charged today with first degree mansUughter in the slaying ol her lister's rejected suitor. Un. Robiruoti. an expectant mother, KM accused In • police court taformitlon of shooting Richard N. Bard, 27. an unemployed butler- chauffeur [rom lllon. N. Y. She was released in $2,500 cash Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Sunday with scattered thundershowcrs in northwest portion late tonight and Sunday. Not much change in temperature. Missouri forecast: Increasing cloudiness tonight and Sunday with scattered showers and thunderstorms west and north portions ant south and contra! portions Sunday Cooler northwest tonight and ove: most of state Sunday. Minimum this morning—68. Maximum yesterday—88. Sunset today—7:15. Sunrise tomorrow—4:41. Precipitation 24 hours from 7 am today—none. Total since Jan. 1—31.10. Mean temperature (midway tween high and low—18. Normal mean for June—78. This Date I-asl Year Minimum this morning—66. Maximum yesterday—90. Precipitation Jan, 1 to this dat -24.56. be Soybeans CHICAGO, beans: July Nov Dee June 18— OP} —Soy 229', 205'. 204'. he city. Mayor Henderson described this a precautionary mo've. Only one new case has been re- ortcd since Tuesday. Mary Lou ! anders, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. : immie Sanders, today was in the iolation ward at John Gaston Hos- 'ital in Memphis. She was taken here for diagnosis yesterday. Doc- ors report her attack as mild. Since June 10, however, when :iree cases were reported, and June 1, when four cases were reported, wo other cases have been listed. Each of the doctors contacted ex- iressed the belief that even though here was no knowledge as to how he disease was transmitted Irom •lie person to another, it was not hough t to be a highly communicable disease. Mrs. Annabel Fill. North MIs- iissippi County liealth nurse, bore his out by saying that of the 15 cases reported since January 1, none lad been in contact with the other. One case has been recorded In Mailla, one in Dell, and one in Half Moon Community, two cases have been reported In BurdeUe. Yarbro, and at Hie Blytheville air base, and at Oseeola; and four have been reported in Blythcville. State Health Department records show that the ages have rangcc from four months to 35 years. The distribution for the cases reported this year show one in January, one in February; two in May and nine in June. Released Prior U Break According to Deputy King, O'Bannon was released from, the Pemiscot County jail Thursday after charges of burglary and gr arceny in connection with thr burglary of the O. B. Samford Liquor Store at Holland May 29 hat been dismissed, at his preliminary hearing. Young and another Blytheville man. Walter David IDub) Vastbinder were awaiting trial fo the burglary at the time of the jai break. Vastbmder was not involved in the escape. Deputy King said it is believec that O'Bannon slipped the pipe t the prisoners through an butsid window. Young and Vastbinder were sur prised while looting the store b the store's owner, who told officei that a third man, believed at tl' time to have been O'Bannon flee from the store. However, on qui tiontng O'Bannon denied that h was with Young and Vastbinder a the time of the burglary and Yonn and Vastbinder verified his story officers said. Meanwhile, search for the two e capees shifted today to the vicini of Marston, Mo., where a Ore hound Bus driver reported that two men fitting the description of Young FAIRMONT CITY, 111., June 18. -Two union men were shot and - o members of a rival union were aten in a melee that broke out st night among a crowd of strlk- g American Zinc Company eni- oyes. The men who were shot and eriously wounded were Joe Pet- iski, former financial secretary of ocal 82, CIO Mine, Mill and Smel- r Workers Onion, which called a rike at the company's'plant here st August, and Colmnro Rodri- uez, a member of the local's strike ommlttee. Both were taken to tast, St. Louii hospital fm- treat- lent. ' ' Roughed np by:» crowd ^ of about 100 which included wives of the trikers. were Angelo and Joe Verdu, brothers, who led a revolt ol idwestern locals in June, 1M€ rom the Smelters Workers''Union The Verdus led the CIO Pro- •ressive Metal Workers Council rhich last Tuesday lost a Natlona -Abor Relations Board election t he Smelter Workers Union by M otes. Joe Verdu and Eddie Marline; were arrested and booked suspect cd of carrying concealed weapons Also arrested by Illinois Stat Police in connection with the shooting was Palmer Ryan. 33. who police' said admitted firing two shots in front of the city hall where the trouble took place. The Verdu brothers were attacked by persons in the crowd after they rrived on the scene, police said. [either was hurt seriously. Highway patrolmen said the sil- atlon was quiet this morning. Ryau told state police he fired Her several men started coming oward him. He was arrested. The company has refused to bar_ lin with the smelter workers union because its officials have reused to sign non-Communist affidavits required by the Tatt-Hartley law. Workers voled 373 to 339 Tuesday against tht Progressive Council as their bargaining agent. Howard I Young, company president, snki 1) e company would stand firm 111 ll.s refusal to bargain with the smelter workers until the union complied with the Tad-Hartley law. Graveside Rites For Abe Nickol To Be Wednesday Secret Service Man Found Dead Of Bullet Wound and Sumner got off his bus, Deputy King said. At 11 o'clock this 226 r; 4 223',-20 \ 203', 205 202 203* Fliers' Bodies Returned After Crash in Forest IJIERKS. Ark.. June 18. '/Pi— A hearse was en route to Stephen ville. Tex. today carrying the bod ics of two Texas airmen who were killed when their light airplane crashed into the side of a steep mountain near here. Rescuer- brought the bodies of T. C. Elins and his nephew-pilot Ferguson, both of Stephcnville. out . C. Petty Makes Bond of $5,000; Waives Hearing G. C. Petty, Luxora druggist who ias been held by county authorities ill a statustory charge Involving a 5 year old girl has been (r«d on hond of »5,000 which was set by ircult court Judge Zal B. Harrison n Blythevilte this morning. The Osceola law firm which is epresentlng Petty in the case said lie preliminary hearing will be waived. Officers said the incident was reported to have tafcen place In Petly's drug store on the night of June 0. The case Is to be heard In the next term if the criminal division, Oseeola district o I Mississippi County Court, which will convene ,n October. BALTIMORE, June 18. Wt—Col. Harry Cooper, one time secret service otficlal and presidential bodyguard, died last night not long after being admitted to a hospital with a bullet wound in the head. The 62-year-old Cooper, former head o! the Washington district of the secret service, served as a bodyguard for four presidents. He was found on a bedroom floor n his suburban home. Nearby was a .45 calibre army automatic. Police would not disclose the contents of .otes found on a dresser and addressed to his wife, Fanny, and his daughter, Barbara. Cooper, a retired irrny officer was supervisor of the Washington district of the secret service from 1936 to 1942. He was a persona guard (or presidents Harding, Cool- dge, Hoover and Ftanklln D. Roosevelt. Equipment for 3 Parks Ordered Schedule of Ball Games at Three Playgrounds Starts Members of the Blythcville Park Commission yesterday made the first order for equipment for three parks so that they can be of more use this summer, and at three of the parks ball games were sched- uled'for this morning. The equipment ordered will be for the Division Street, David Acres, and Maloncy Parks. Nothing will be one to the Little Park in the way installation of equipment because lere Is no shade. Plans call for its being equipped ext spring. At this park, a dia- ond for baseball has been com- eted, and a game was in progress here this morning between the om Little League .organized as one f the teams on the "Y" League, nd the Promised Land team. At Division Park, R. slide .a swing at, see-saw, chair swing .set, and and pile have been ordered, and or Maloncy and David Acres Parks Lawyers Lose Tempers In Milton Babich Trial MILWAUKEE. June 18. f/P)— An exchange between counsel enlivenet the state's rebuttal today »s the murder trial of 19-year-old Milton' Babich nearcct weekend adjournment. District Attorney William J. McCauley said he planned about three hours of testimony by rebuttal witnesses. He and chief Defense Counsel Arthur Richter agreed their final statements to the jury will not be made until Monday. The state's first rebuttal witnesses brought a Hare of tempers. Ricli- ter had objected to deputy DUtrict Attorney Joseph Tierney's questioning of Donald Scherff, an ambulance attendant. Ticrney said, "will you let me Fight With Officers Results in Death of Two Nebraska Gunmen KOWELLS, Neb., June 18—I/I')— A gun battle at a country crossroads ended the flight of two bandits with a loot of VJ5.000 In Jewels The two were shot and kllle< late yesterday by state patrolmen and a county sheriff. The sheriff w, wounded in both hands. Early today neither of the dea men had been Identified. The Jewelry was taken less tha three hours before the shootln from a Lincoln, Neb., salesman Elton Ooldberg. He said that he, and a companion were held up on a highway detou near Lyons, Neb., about 35 mllei northeast of here. A farmer, whi stopped during the holdup wa warned to "keep going or we'll bio your head off." The farmer went on >nd gave th alarm in Lyons. of the Ouachita Nation*! County list night. question this witness?" rorest| "i wl " " do Rich- Starts at Bridge MEMPHIS, June 1«. (*">—Grad ing will begin Monday on the Art ansas approach to the new brid across the Mississippi River hei Ward Goodman, liaison englnee fo> the Arkansas Highway Depar Bent, announced they had received unverified report* that several others were missing and feared dead. State police Capt. Basil E. Wright said at Elklns, w. Va., that indications were that many hundreds wprc made temporarily homeless and that property damage van heavy. "The situation is pretty bad." he said. AI leant seven persons wer* mlsslnt In Rrldcewater, Va., after Shrnaniloah Klver flood waters poured through (he town of l,(K»fl. Fire Ciller Allen Harvey, Sr., said, the town was "in a state of confusion and near-hysteria." Petersburg Isolated Many residents were marooned on housetops and trees. Houses were Ijowled over by tons of water sweeping down on them. Petersburg -was virtually isolated. Bridges were washed out. Communications lines were down, Flescile workers had to walk th« last several miles to get to the town. The home of State Police cpl. A.M. Hurst was swept into the Potomac River near here during the night. He. his wife and two children nre unaccounted for. Meanwhile the crest of the Potomac River flood swept towards Rornney, \V. Va. Police had unconfirmed reporta that eight to ten others were miss- In? In the Petersburg-Hoorefield. W. Va., region. They were unable to confirm » reixirt that at least five person! were lost In the Moorefield area. Downpours yesterday drove th« Potomac River's north and aouth branches out of their bantu, isolating entire communities and sweeping away smaller dwelling!. Police said there wu 4 1-2 indie* of rain bi 24 hours. <;. Some 400 person* were mortd out of the aouth tide of thi* town ot 1,800 as water cut J At• Moorefield, 29 mile* 'northeast, the town . could only W^ entered by a roundabout rbut4 through Gore, Va. Police said that some of tl« town's 1,300. mh»W- tants had to b« evacuated. ° - ' ,' Red Cross disaster unlta were du« in Petersburg today. Hhere, th« aoutl) side went under water first and then the flood* blanketed the north fringe. At both Petersburg and Moorefield, however, police aaM tht water was falling. At Romney, with a population of 2.000, the water was still rising and several homes along the southern branch may have to be evacuated. Several of the 300 to 400 persona at nearby Grcenspring' also were expected to have to be moved. In the path of the waters on tht northern branch was Cumberland, Md., an Industrial community of about 40,000 and McCool, Md. and Keyser. W. Va., which lace each other across the river. he new equipment ordered will In- lude a slide, swing set and sand ille.' At David Acres and Maloney 'arks there is enough space to have sail diamonds, but at lh« Division Street Park there is not sufficient room for any diamond so more equipment L= being obtained for that park than for the olhers. Victims of Colifornio Air Crash To Be Flown tack to Memphis Base MEMPHIS. June 18. l/Pi — The bodies or seven naval air reservists illed In an air crash near Santa lonica, Calif, Monday night will flown here under special Navy rders. Under navy regulations railroads re the standard mode of trans- xirtation for transporting the dead. Jut next-of-kin requested air trans- tort through he navy and Rcprcsen- allve Davis (D-Tenn> and Scna- or McKellar (D-Tenn). Tlie seven »crc flying In a plane 'rom the naval station here. Five were from Memphis, one from Little Abe Nickol The body of Abe Nickol, 31, son of Nfrs. William Nickol or Osceola will arrive In Memphis Tuesday and graveside rites arc Kheduled for Wednesday afternoon. The soldier was kilted In France In June, 1944. He was born In Osceola and had lived there all his life before going into service. He was a graduate of the Osceola High School, attended Memphis State College, wns a member of the Temple Israel In Blythcville. B'nal B'rlth and the Osceola Junior Chamber of Commerce. The rites will be conducted at the Baron Hlrsh Cemetery In Memphis, and arrangements are being made by the National Funeral Home of Nfcmphls. Survivors other than his mother, Include four sisters, Mrs. Arnold Bergman, Miss Rebecca Nlckol and Mrs. Jack Ncwbnucr of fndlanapo- lls, Ind., and Mrs. Sanford Cohen ol Columbus, O.: and two brothers, Ben and Dr. Morris Nickol, both of Osceola. Blytheville Man Fined $250 after Highway Accidenf William Vaughn of Blythevill* was fined $250 and costs in Municipal Court tills morning on his plea of guilty to a charge of driving while under the influence of liquor. Vaughn was arrested early thii morning when the car he was driving collided with another car near Krutz Bridge two miles north of Blytheville. Name of the driver of the second car was not learned this morning but it was reported that Ihe car was bearing Colorado license plates. The Colorado car was heavily damaged in the collision but no one was injured, according to the sheriff's office. and one from New Orleans. Air craft from the station will escort the funeral plane into Mem- prts. The bodies are expected to arrive tomorrow or Monday. Little Tugboats Get Pay For Gigantic Rescue Job LONDON, June 1«. (/Pi— Twelve tugboats which pulled the liner Queen Elizabeth off a Southhampton mudbank two years ago will receive 43,500 pounds (S1H.OOO) for salvage. An admiralty court yesterday upheld the tugmen's claims for payment. The Cunard White Star Line, which operates the liuge liner between New York and Southampton contended unsuccessfully that the tugs were bound by a 1925 contract to mcue the llrwr without claim tag •!¥*«• tea, Brother of Fire Victim Killed in Rescue Attempt GRAND PRAIRIE. Tex. June 18 —M>j—James R. Trout, 9. died today after a futile attempt to save his nfanl brother from a blazing bedroom. Mr. and Mrs. Walter p. Trout, the parents, were away when fire broke out at their home last night between Dallas and Fort Worth. Jackie Trout, .six months old, was trapped in his crib. James, unable to find "my baby brother" among spectators outside, suddenly ran Into the inferno. "When he came out, his night clothes were on fire and even his hair was burning," Fire Chief J. C. Swadley said. The flames were smothered but the boy died several hours later in a hospital. Firemen found the baby burned to death In the crib. Tucker and His Aides To Be Arraigned in U.S. Court Thursday CHICAGO, June 18. Wi—Preston Tucker and seven other persons Indicted by a federal grand Jury in connection with operation and stock sales in the Tucker Corporation, will be arraigned In federal court Thursday. The eight officials of tht firm which was to produce a rear-«ng>ne automobile will appear on charge* of mail fraud, conspiracy and violations of the Securities and Exchange Act. Tucker was president of the corporation which Is being reorganized under federal bankruptcy law*. The huge plant taken over for production of the Tucker car wa» cloa- ed last January. Rice Quota Is Raised By International Group WASHINGTON, June 18. W>— The International Emergency Food Council has approved allocations of 3.734,000 metric tons of rice for Importing nations during the year LM*. Prepare for Street Job CRAWFORDSVILLE. Ark., Jun» 18. (/p,_Final preparation* art be- tng made here for a |M,4M atreei improvement program. Major Jo« Warshaw said yesterday. Warshiw said the city ts preparing to issue MS.OOO In bonds t« finance the project. A federal aid grant will provide th* remaining fund*, bt Mid. • _

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