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t BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 1 IDOMOJUKT NKWSWB OF MOWn-Un- _J_KAMA. Aim ««-«« ._ "^^ ¥ * **-* VOL.XLV—NO. 1M- Ryth-ruta Dally New Coutte' Bmld Taltey !_«_» On tfo U.S. Labor Sc.it*— Action by Government Hinted in Steel Strike; Some Miners Return PITTSBURGH, Oct. 3. (AP)—More than 102,000 of John L. Lewis' 480,000 striking coal miners trooped back to work today. But a half million »teel workers settled down v t« what may be a long steel walkout. steel sources, both company ot-» —-----—-—-—___________ »<icials and pickets at plant gate*, _ i ^hink presidential action of some r tt _*• f _* f Cotton Gin s Safe Looted of $4,000 presidential action of some kind is the best bet for an early end to the strike for free pensions ana insurance. There '.were hinf s lome federal « government action may be la the offing. Officially, no one was . talking. The more optimistic thought Cyrus Ching, federal director of mediation and conciliation, might call steej leaders and union to the capital for talks soon with the purpose of reviving negotiations. Steelworkers are losing almost »7,000,<XX> In wages. Some 80,000 anthracite (hard coal) diggers ended two weeks of idleness in Eastern Pennsylvania .Friday. And 32,000 soft coal diggers trooped back to mine* in Western States. Both groups acted in response to rf turn -to-work instruction!! from Lewis, who said their further Inaction "is not now yllal to the pending wage negotiations." It's a morale booster for Amelia's householders since virtually all of the; coal mined by the returning 102,000 Is used for home heating. C o a 1-using Industry, however, must continue to bite Into & 46-day supply of ^bituminous stockpiled above the ground. There was no hint of a return-to-work order for the 380,000 men who mine most of the nation's industrial coal. How much steel is available? About enough for four to six weeks. ^ Meanwhile the steel strike hit ^•Oreat Lakes ore shipping today. Dockhand members of the CIO United Steelworkersjoined.the nationwide walkout Discharge of ore •t.the ports of Detroit, Cleveland and Buffalo was held up This affected more than 215 ^freighters heading for the lower lake ports. Anew •( rike hangs like ~a swori of Damocles over industrial am- erica. The steelworker* nnton has 54*,9M more m«nber»*~warlung in 10* flee! fabricating plant* from coast io eoast Their contract start^runmng but Niglitwatchmcm for LwehvilU Concern Bound by Burgldrs County and state police officers were today investigating a safe robi bery early this morning In which approximately M 000 was reported taken from a small safe at the'B. C. Land Companj's Buckeye Cotton Gin near Leachvllle by three whit* men »ho bound and gagged the night watchman. Sheriff -William Berryman said that J. I, Stubhs, about 40, wh» was employed as a , nightwatchman at the gin, reported to officers that he was bound and , gagged by thre« *hite men who accosted him in the gin building t short time after the gin had shut down for the night After the nightwatchman had been bound, two 'of the three men entered the office, buildin. of the gin and opened the saf j off the combination .knoV Sheriff Berryman said The burglars escaped with between $3«0 and «,000. Gin Crew Left at' Z A. M. ' J He quoted Stubbs is saying that the gin had quit ginning operations around i o'clock this* morning »nd that the crew had been gone only a short wmte when the three men entered the gin building.'pe told officers that the men told him to "keep SINGLE COPIES F-VB CENTS 1 BLYTHEVILLE. ARKANSAS. MONDAY/OCTOBER «. 1848 10th National Cotton Picking Contest Offers New Features Cotton Picking Contest Program _ .... ---- yeir the time-table of contest events has been published In souvenir booklet form. containing 60 pages of advertisements ana 'stories -bout Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri, the program will be distributed at the contest site Friday morning. features that have been added to thl» gear's contest are ,"King Cotton's Caravan, " the commerc ial parade that Hill open contest activities at 2-30 p-m. Thursday and the demonstration to be given by three mechanical cotton pickers at 1 PJM. Friday »t the contest site. Tea Rmd, <• Participate , • Four Western «nd hillbilly bands, half m dozen high school bands 'and a dance orchestra will present the musical background lor the con- The high school bands and numerous commercial floats sponsored by Blythevllle merchants will appear in the parade Thursday At « 30 ( hat aigh gn open house open ouse W1U, bt held for Jaycees and their guests in the Colonial Boom of the Hotel 'Noble. Three bands will strike up the music for the "Cotton Pickers Jamboree" at 9 o'clock Thursday night. The "Jamboree" includes two free street dances, one for whites at Walnut and Railroad Streets and one for Negroes at Fifth and Ash Streets. Both popular and hillbilly music will be prouded at the whit* street dance by Tea Fisher and his band Sift,. 0011 Hoiril «l »nd His Smilln' Hillbillies. Howard Yancej's Belle Street Boys from Memphis will play for the Negro dance The "Jambor" boree" Is sponsored by the Exhausted Boosters Club, the Jajcee alumni" organization. quiet and you.won't get T hurt," and that ' money Is all we _r* after." Walker Park fairs-rounds for the ^ _, __. .,...,4. .vgr* AXHl ••K' ged and blindfolded hraitwltti,t_pe One man stayed with f^Jni'-in the gunroom. Sheriff Befryinan'iruoted Stubba as saying, -whUe the 'other' Oct. 15 And the union says the men :-;'jf ~.m Seek* ghwrter Day . ST.': PAUL, Minn,'Oct 3 Leaders *_ot the American Federation of Labor today charted a un-„ ion drive for'fewer working hours •\in Industry _ '";'Delegates at opening'tedious of the "annual AFL 'convention receiv- ed'a'report from all-offleers rec-, onimending a shorter work day and work week as ah immediate economic goal. The report from the policy-making. Executive Council said' fewer working hours are needed because € «' nation is becoming productive iough to spread employment to give more individuals jobs and provide all with more leisure. . "If the economy is to remain sound over the long run," the council said, "our developing productivity and technology must be 'leisure providing' as well as 'labor saving' and must lead to shorter hours and higher living standards for all, . rather than unemployment for growing number." he; untied J that'was'left to gnird 'hinTSrVthe engine room-and'ttjat h* ran 'ft* help. The sheriffs office wasJnoti- fied around f o'clock this morning. Sheriff Berryman »- fkial of the on camp" the exact amount t oi; , n ' O f_ ted that ^,om'the .tmed He n -o have MoPac SJriSt-rs (« 4n«wrr ST. LOUIS, Oct 3 </P)_A union reply to the latest company proposal for ending the Missouri Pacific Railroad walkout is expected late today Roy E Davidson, spokesman for the four striking brotherhoods said union lenders plan to meet this morning. No time has been set for a reply to company officials but it •1 probably take place some time arter noon, he said The latest proposal from Guy A Thompson, tr -stee for the railroad came Friday In It he sugsested the two parties n?ree on a three-man b-Tud of arbitration *ny decision by the board would bo binding on the compnny but not on the unions Meanwhile, in Little Rock, the Arkansas Democrat today quoted Presidential Assistant John R Steelman a; saying there Is a strong possibility the Missouri Pacific strike may be settled before Thursday. "I don't think the Thursday conference of governors will materialize since the strike will be settled before that time," he was quoted. Weothcr Arkansas forecast: Cloudy with occasional rain this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. Not «' iange In temperature. Missouri forecast: Cloudy, with caslonal rain tonight and Tues-' day. Heavy rain likely over south «nd extreme east portions late Tuesday «nd Tuesday night Cooler northwest. • Minimum this morning—«4. - Maximum yesterday—74^ T Minimum sun. Morning—4». ^.-Maximum Saturday-*!. .;> Sunset today—S:4S. • Precipitation 4« hours to 1 a m. today— 30 , Total since Jan 1-4! 4J. ,^"l_!! 7n P? Jra . tur « <"* 1 ' r «» >»- safe e%ild not be said that fc.WO wis' been in the safe pro* &iturday- receipts of a grocery store which, is located in the same building with the gin's off- .* He said that the store money was placed in the safe after closing Saturday night. The B C. Land Company's Buckeye farm is located east of _«ch- ville between Poplar Corner and the Arkansas-Missouri state line. The entrants will receive then- instructions at cu 9 3D from Rouse Harp jM&sic by.the Blythevllle High School Bsnd. under the direction Ro!»rt Lipscomb, ,. • - - f *f«*_(ir^tMto at II ajB. ' f-fA^.19, -th'^ttartiist gua .win be firedI and pickers,from-throughout tb*.,fc«tion wlU be off oa another *-«mb|e for .the J2,50b in cash awards that will be given to 29 win- > 10th i irsday and Prid**; Tkanday S 30 pjn—"King Cotton'* Caravan" parade. Noble HOU * *° r Jtrce " « nd «-"*•• Colonial Room, Hotel ' W ~_S t ^ n ii Pi 2! M i J * m ^ >r *t : 8to *' *M« for whites. Walnut and Railroad; dance for Negroes, Ash and Fifth Friday Morning (At Walker Park Fa-fre-nds) ion of pickers, south i ~ ons for pickers » 40-Muslc by Blytheville High School band. 10:00—sta'rtlng'guh lor contest. 10 05—Slim Rhodes and His Mountaineers 10 30—Donald Howard and His Smtlin' Hillbillies s 11 00-Cowboy Copas and the Oklahoma Cowboys, with Lazy Jim Dav 11 4a-Pappy Stewart's Family, Western band. y " ' 12 00— Picking contest ends • Friday Afternoon (In front Walker Park tr»odsUni) 12 00— Slim Rhodes and Mountaineers 12:45— Blytheville High School band. » = i CoUon »«*« S'yfc Show (grandstand). 1 4S-Cowboy Copas, Oklahoma Cowbojs, Lazy Jim Dav 2 00-Herb Parsons' marksmanship exhibition 2 <»— Welcome to Blythevllle by Mayor Henderson contert Held). ***** 3 Oa— Rosco Crafton, originator of contest I }tS;i r0 f 11C J ton Of pnncl P al speaker by B. A. Lynch. ; 3 15-Principal address by Chester C Davis, 8t. Louis 3 45— Cowboy Copas' main show. 4-15— Presentation of cash awards. • v^ 1 ** 1 * 1 ^leasts by KLCN, Blytnertlle.Vnd WMO, Memphis B:15— Afternoon program closes. •ranpiui. . . ' ' ' Friday Night for Jayc " s "" ""'^ gtwsl<1 °* honor ' * Plne Bluff '«"»U gam* at Haley Field 'BalI, in Main Exhibit Building, falrgroun™ - v -7- - , , ; Ropid Growth Shown by Biytheville As Major E. Arkansas Trading Center Today's Issoe'of the courier New. contalni the first of two special sections commemoratln, the Natiwial Cotton Picking Contest and Blyt'he- ' " Tille's Kmg Cotton pays. . (Doc Dean) as master ofs ceremonies., the morning entertainment .program" . 10:05 when' Slim R begin at and His Mountaineers ' ' begin w their show. Rhodes and v hls Western band art featured entertainers on the Mid- South Quslfty Network, which consists oft nearly 30 radio stations in this region. Donald, Howard and His Smilln 1 Hillbillies from station KLCN. Blytheville, take over the stage at 10-30. fitamnfr. on the entertainment See JAYCEES on Pafe It Daring Jaycees Pick Some Cotton Before Rain Sets in to Halt Activity Still plagued by a rain jto_, members of the Blytheville Junior Chamber,of Commerce nevertheless successfully completed yesterday their first step toward financing « heating unit for their clubhouse much . «-- for Oct —« 4. DM* l__t T«_r this morning—so. M»\lmu)n yesterday—7» Sr 4 T; tbh Mrs. Alice Foster, Mother of Police Chief, Succumbs Funeral rites for Mrs Alice Fce- ter, 77, widow of John B. Foster, ST., were conducted at Z p m this afternoon at the Cobb Chapel by the 2* 1 "; ,5 c : BlOTn - p«stor of the First Biptist Church Mrs Foster died at 1 ajn yesterday at 40* North Fifth Street, where she lived with her daughter, Miss Minnie Foster, principal at Yarbro School She hid been in poor health -Or several months, and her condition nad been serious for the past She wis bom at Savannah, Tenn , December 4, l«71, but had lived ta his vicinity for. about 35 .year*. She £ ad1 , benl * member of the First Baptist Church for Jo -ears and a member of the DOTCM , ; Sunday Sehoo! Class.- - ..; . -. - -j Mr. Foster, who wis 'associated by picking cotton A not particularly fleet-fingered group churned its way through a cotton field owned by Jack Finley Robinson and located Just off Bast Highway I» about a mile from the city limits. For a while, it looked like the ram was going to jinx the outing for the sixth successive tune On five Sundays last fall, rain blocked the Jaycees' efforts to pick cotton Showers Interfere After the first brief shower, Jimmie Edwards, who headed the project, reported after an Investigation of the field that the boys could still pick. Off they went But' following a couple more showers, the rain became steadier after about two hours afield and finally ended the activity. There was no "official" score available this morning on the num - ber of aching backs, fired arms or hangnails. Reaction to the picking varied but generally Indicated that these harvest hands were accustomed to less strenuous ways of spending Sundays. 'No records were broken, and past National Cotton picking contest winners still held their laurels Intact. However, a couple of Jaycees Indicated by their picking that they were not strangers to cotton fields 7» Ponds Top* -Unofficial "champion" of the afternoon was Arlie French, who «<* containing * the Blythevllle Junior Ch»mb«r,« Civic Music Association To Plan Drive Directors of the Blythenlie Civic Mi'sic Association will meet at 7-SO P-m today in'the City Hall to discuss plans for the 1049 :membership campaign, it was announced y nm?f' J ' Wllsm Hct "T, president' 'William H Walpole, representing the national organization which provides the talent for the > concerts presented by the BlytheviUe association rnd similar groups U here to meet with the directors and assist in planning the membership campaign The campaign will be conducted, October 10 through October 15, Mrs Henry said Admission to the concerts is by membership cards only, and no memberships can be Issued after the end of the campaign period. The concerts this year win be presented in the American Legion's Memorial Auditorium and it is hoped that between 1.100 and 1 200 members can be -inrolled for the season. Last year's t 'a! was 990 which was the first season that Sytne%,e h * Ve """ ^"^ to j,» ». m-.i , n — — ~~~.«.,,M ---- ... M f4vit ANUK containing uh the Federal Compress, died in 1 70 pounds of cotton. Individual re™- ''' ..-," Survivors other than her diugh- t«r Include two sons, Chief of Police John Foster, jr., arwj Welch Foster, of Blytheville; Dick and Martha Ann Foster, grandchildren who made their home witt her, and two other trsnUchildren, Xrs Irs, Walters and Mr* Wayne Dill «f Blytheville; a sister, _m Tan Mew of Hsytl, Mo, and three ^brothers, Henry (Hrn« and touls Oarn«, both ol Hirti,.tfc>~, and Dlit Garner of Par-fould. PalH»ar»*« wera; •_-, .K_nkf, Maretts Oalnw, Gt«or(* Infra*. «yh-s^«r, Vwi- iSInory «nd Otne M ws» suit* ranged from a sackful to handful. __A scheduled "contest" as a result « « challenge was 'cancelled because of the death of the challeng- -. —,K- Tht mother of Chief John Jrho Chief . ' r >l the chanltenge, died yester- h»d challenged Jick TOO chairman of the 1948 Na,1, Picking Contest of something more than ked by the 25 yesterday. Mr. Ed- rere afoot for seeking about activity: for a Top Democrats, Truman Agree on Civil Rights Delay WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (AP) — Democratic Congressional leader* and President Truman agreed today that Congress should put off consideration of civil rights measures until ttie session startini ta January. Senator Lucas of Illinois,'Democratic floor leader, said after a conference with the President that--it seems doubtful hat a prolonged discussion of any civil rights bill at this session would be lielp/ul." Lucas said a Fair Employment Practices Commission measure probably would be the first to be considered In January. , Lucas said he thought this ses- m of Congress would be wound up in two or three weeks. ' . New York Cotton Oct. Dec. Mar. May July Ooen High Low l:Jt . 3B67 3»7« 2W7 _y» . 2»53 29«5 -K* _K1 . 2953 2MB -S3 2MO . 2MJ 2Mo IMS 3962 3W7 2W6 3196 »06 N. O. Cotton 1:30 p.m. quotations: Open High Low Close Oc* 2T« 2977 29« >»74 P*« ...... 2»51 2960-2950 2937 *'" r »« 2960 2"« 2955 ~»y 2510 2950 293S IM7 Ju) y »«7 2tt7 2W7 UN .. — T will > contain news ' t t>( BlyUierUle' trading facilities and special .King Cotton Days messages from .Blythevllle merchants y ho are cooperating In the second at a aeries o( trade promotion events, ,' - , .Population figures prepared by the federal Census Bureau show that Blytheville now is the largest 'city in, Eastern Arkansas with 15,0« persons living within* the city's' boundaries as of December 28. 1MB. A similar population 'count was made to Jonesboro early this year show- Ing that the total for that city was short of the 15,000 mark. I Retail sales Jor BlytheviUe, based on the latest compilation by Sales Management, a New York fact-finding agency, showed a total in excess of »Z7,500,000 for W4S The agency ranked Blythevllle among the highest for cities of tt* size in the United States ' Ne»s Items hi today's edition dealing with progress in Blythei Ule during the past year include: i \yider pavements speed traffic on BlytheviUe streets, Page 1, Special Section i Building permits <m Blythevllle) for nine months, top million 'dollars. Psge I, Special Section. Natural gas step nearer for Eastern Arkansas Page 1, Special Section. Utility's (Arkansas-Missouri Power Company) expansion to cost M 500.000. Page 1, Special Section. ' Blytheyiile churches launch' ex£"^'° n P ro *™ m Page 1, Special section. Board - of Trade (Blytheville) serve, large area., p.ge i. Special Section. Production CO«U of chief concern " •»*«•«, P«ge 2, Special 17, Soldiers and Girls, Killed When Train Demolishes Bus Returning from Service Party 15,542 in Mississippi County Qualify As Electors to Establish New Record In Mississippi county 15,543 persons made poll tax payment, be for. the midnight deadline Saturday, .etUn, a new record Last year 12,874 persons were eligible for voting In the county by * of holding the poll tax receipts. X V virtue . In North Mississippi county a. .total of «,S63 payments were made as compared to g.018 last year, in Osceola 6,919 receipts were Issued tills year as compared to 4,856 In 1948. New records were set In both districts .of the county. Both offices remained opened until midnight Saturday, the deadlines In Blythevllle the last payment was made at 11:40, but several disappointed late payers were In the office this'-morning making futile efforts to get the poll tax receipts. Next Election to be Oct. tl The-first election .scheduled to make use of the 1949 poll tax receipts will be October 11, when Mississippi County voters decide a 1200,000 hospital bond Issue. Tile Young Democrats ol Ark- h_ -the > again backing a g L . jte cimpalgn by urging clllrens to assure their voting righta by making poll tax payments it was under this group's work that a recoid number of poll-tax receipts were Issued In Arkansas last year In Osceola, the Junior Chamber of Commerce was the drive behind the record sales there They conducted an Intensive campaign urging people to buy poll taxes. In addition to qualifying electors tor the hospital bond election next fucsday, the 1049 poll tax receipts Will be basis for qualification of voters in the Democratic primaries next summer when, federal, state, county B nd district officers will 1 be nominated to enter the general election In November. Justice Douglas Is Off Critical List; Chance for Full Recovery 'Excellent' YAK1MA, Wash., Oct. 3. (/Tj— Justice .William O. Douglas, one of the leading liberals of the U. S. Supreme Court, was injured gravely yesterday in the Cascade Moun-' tains he Joved as a boy. He suffered 13 rib . fractures; and a i-punctured lung .when his frightened- horse fell and rolled on him ,, His chances of full recovery,-however, appeared excellent today. Doctors' attending him at a -Yaktma hospital said his condition was not critical. The Etiriroa gained from' an active, outdoor life away from ' his judicial dulsw slood him in good stead. - 1 Tbe 50-yea*-old'jjurist responded wejl .,to , blood transfusions and > emergency treatment 1 -given orv'hls 1 arrival .from the'accident'scene, 11 mB«s~away. ,., • ' -" But for several days, hfs doctors •' -Id,'the danger of pneumonia will * acute, ,A_s soon as his Iniprove- ment permits, further 'examinations' ' are planned to check against the • possibility of other internal injuries *• Mrs* Douglas, who was in the East, and their daughter, Mildred, a student at her father's alma mn- Whllman College at Walla .Justice Deng las >" ' * * W«l!a, Wash, are on their way here to be by his side., , ^, Douglas, 'mentioned frequently __ possible Democratic presidential candidate in 1952, was hurt on the eve of the Supreme Court's new term and two weeks to the day from his 51st birthday. * He had flown here from Seattle for a brief visit In this city where See DOUGLAS on Page 16 Arkansas Realtors May Pick Osceola Man as President Several realtors from Mississippi 3ounty are in Hot Springs today x> attend the annual convention of the Arkansas Estate Association. Bob Graves,,Osceola realtor, has Men mentioned as prominent candidate to become president of the organization. He Is currently vice jresident and If elected will succeed H. L. utley of Pa'yettevllle. Biylheville was host to the convention last year. Crop rotation, soil conservation pay rich dlvidenca . Page 4, Special Section. Blythevllle Water Company »n-s, large turn for expansion Pa«e S, Special Section , Telephone company {Southwestern Bell)) reports 165 per cent Increase hi Insta nations since 1»42 », Special Section. Farmers keeping financial affairs m excellent shape. Page 13, Special section. -Soybeans win vegetable kingdom rating as "Jack of all trades " Page It, Special Section Cotton growers using more machinery. ^e^Bpeclal Section McMath Silent on Stote Military Fund* Audit ; LITTUt'ROCK, Oct 3 (/TV-Governor McMath today declined to comment on an audit criticizing handlmt <* State Military Depart- n»n», fiuxJ^by Brig. Qen, H. L Mc- Allster. ^ * i i r ' Soybeans l:W p-m. quotations: Open High Low Nov , —. . Mar ] Argentina Devalues Peso By Almost 90 Per Cent BUENOS AIRES. Oct. 3—(/TV- Argentina today devalued the-peso almost 90 per cent in relation to the dollar. The rate «as fixed at nine pesos to the dollar, compared with the old rate of 4.873. The peso was devalued to 25 20 to the British pound instead of the old,rate of 1937. This South American nation also suspended all Imports at least tcm- Nationalists Relations With Russians CANTON, China, Oct. 3-[/P)— Soviet recognition of the Chinese Communist regime is "not only an act of aggression against China but also tt threat to peace and security of the Far East," Nationalist Foreign Minister George Yeh declared tonight. Veh summoned Valtilmlr Varskov Soviet charge D'Affalres, to the foreign office at o 30 p m and read him a written statement containing this assertion. The statement described Moscow's recognition of the Red "bogus regime" «t Pelplng ,t the natural culmination of a long series of Soviet violations of the Chinese- Russian treaty of 1045 and further evidence of Soviet Infringement on China's political Independence and territorial integrity. Yeh stated that R uss i a was not only teiring .the 1945 treaty to pieces but. Has committing an act contrary, to recognized justice. He concluded that In view of what t*. called Soviet utlcr disregard for the sanctity of treaty obligations, the Nationalist government had decided to sever diplomatic, relations with Russia and to recall Its representatives from the Soviet Union. Blytheville Engineer Appointed by McMath Gov. sld McMath has appointed W. D. Cobb. Blythevllle engineer, ss a member of the Committee on Engineering to the Governor's KIgh- 5 Of hers Hurt; No One Aboard Train Injured .ONTARIO, Calif., Oct. 3.(AP) -_ A racing passenger tram ripped into & U.S. Air killing 17 of the 22 occupants, nrm ° ° dead were or civilian personnel from March Air Base, five were members o Ontario Hostess' Cl u b_ org an i«t! on -t h e Cl u b_ a other chapeione, Mrs. Ruby McLaughllrJ 4S, mother of one of the dead girlfc Juanita McLaughlln, Jg. Chief Deputy Coroner Edward P Dojle said only five, Including twin sisters sitting In different parU of bus ' »l've. Jt was hours fne reshuffled exchange rates. It also issued a 30-page list of Items which can-be Imported but said the method of asking for import permits will be set up later. There was no Immediate Indication of when this would be done. New York Stocks 1:3* P.M. qOOTATIONS AT&T 142 Amcr Tobacco 13 1-4 Anaconda Copper 283- BCth Steel 273-8 Chrysler Ocn Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central 51 3-4 37 62 1-2 50 3-4 10 1-4 Int Harvester 27 National Distillers 20 3-4 Republic steel 20 11 3-4 Socony Vacuum 16 1-2 Studebaker 21 1.2 Standard of N J , Open High Low Close Texas Corp . 229 23''S S23«i 23I»i J C Penney ... 22«', 232 223'4 232 U S St3el ;_M r i 232 228 1 , 232 Southern Pacific .*•> *•?* JJ* 1 * »» ' Sears, Roebuck ... 69 3-8 ... 60 1-4 ... 533-4 ... 223-4 ... 42 1-4 The .committee is scheduled to meet prior to the "conference session on NOV. 14 nnd will make recommendations on new the stale can bring a long term safety program to Its highways. Max Mchlburger .consulting engineer of Little Rock, has been appointed chairman of the committee. ' ' Mr. Cobb. who Is a member ol the Arkataas Society for Professional Engineers and the National Society for Professional Engineers, said all Interested persons may attend the meeting In Little Rock or may.sub- mit recommendations through him. Mr. Cobb plans to attend both the committee meeting and the conference. One /Motorist Fined; Another Forfeits Bond William H. Bennett was fined 535 and costs in Municipal Court this morning O n his plea, of guilty ( 0 a charge of driving while tunder the influence of liquor. Joe Chew forfeited a S45.S5 cash bond on a 41 7-B similar charge. - . before officers could draw - herent picture from surv«ore Earlier estimate of the injured ran as high as 24, and police at one time said 19 bodies had been accounted for. Acetylene torches finally cut ' !^ ay j? e a""* 1 '" w«<*"H!e from the battered locomotive, and the train headed east more than lour hours late. • < The bus came from March Air force Base, 40 miles east of here. No one on the bus was unhurt, but no one was injured aboard the train, the Union Pacific's 'Pony Express eastbound to Chicago'. The railroad said the train was traveling TO milem an hour Engineer Al Hall declared "I didn't see a thing" before ttui crash / ' Looked like BrmrfUiea* ' ' An ambulance driver, ex-Marin* Dick Klenhard, said ^ the bloody wreck scene reminded him* of Iwo Jima's. beachhead — "There 1 were ' dead and Injured everywhere.".' •> Sur-ivors Included < 'Omega* and Jfaniulta Peartw.ijg-year-oid twin* frortif Ontario, ^Omega receired A broken ankl«; Marqul^ ejito and bruises^Bhe said she was'tK-n* on the rear seat with Chart*. Pfen__k. -, , • 'I heard a scream: look outr The next thin« i knew,, some mn were picking me up " Flevmak waa taken to Naval 'Hospital^ at Looc Beach with undetermined • injui-k, His condition was described as serti ous - * Marqulta said her sister waa ser- eral seats up in the bus'. ' u " ' " " V Nearly a mileNrf the- rallroi-t right-of-way— some 30 miles east of Los 'Angeles— was strewn with bodies, some decapitated and many mangled. Torches were required to cut one body from^the bus wreckage Another was pinned beneath the Diesel locomotive What was left of the bus was wrapped around th« engine. , ( Survivors said the party had been to Corona Del Mar and Long Beach on a special services outing It had dropped off some girl friends of the air base personnel only a few minutes -before. A graphic eyewitness account came from O K Englund of La Crescenta, Calif, who was driving on VS Highway «, which parallel* the Union Pacific tracks Englund sells accident iasurance and has Investigated many crashes t D**nrlb-» Grim Scene ' "Suddenly," he said, "rocks began hitting my windshield and I drove Into a big cloud of dust I stopped. -'A , fellow was staggering around yelling 'My arm, my arm 1' I saw one man lying against a post, bones sticking out from his body! There were pieces of bodies scattered everywhere, pieces' of the bus were scattered around, none 'so big you couldn't lift them. > "J came upon a girl, naked frorri the waist up and bleeding badly. I helped lift a man half burled lii the sand. '* "I must have seen about 15 people lying around, and there were only five of them alive." Robert Walline,; who lives across the highway from' the accident scene, said he heard the wig-wag bell ringing and then a crash. He rushed outside and heard screaming. Walllnc said he saw several bodies; some of them decapitated. U.S. Supreme Court May Be Undermanned For Several Weeks WASHINGTON, Oct. 3. (AP) — The supreme court came to the opening of Its fall term today with prospects that it may not be operating on a full nine-Justice basis* for weeks to come. It Is indefinite when Justice Douglas ciii return to work. He suffered broken ribs and : a punctured lung yesterday in a fall from a horse in Washington State. > Also ,the Senate has yet to act oh President Truman's fourth appoint-' ment to the court, to a I of Judge Sherman MInton to succeed the lat« Justice Wiley B. Rutledge. The Senate Judiciary-Committee has' the Minton . nomination under consid-' erallon. ' ' . t- Mr. Truman's third appointee to? the court, Tom O. Clark, was ready. to take his '*eat 'on the nation's* J hghest ,court,' The former attorney' general,]succeeds he laU ' Prank Murphy.

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