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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 11 New BljrtbevUl* Couite Herald Valley BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 1949 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Johnson Seeks Modernization (t)f Two Carriers Savings from End Of Superearrier Work to Cover Cost WASHINGTON. June 21. I Secretary of Defense Louis John- ion, with President Truman's ap- I proval, today proposed the moderni- I zaiion of two aircraft carriers at a I total cost of $80.000,000. Johnson made the announcement In departing from a prepared address to the 114 members of the graduating class of the National War College. President Truman I presented the diplomas. In his prepared speech. Johnson | referred to the Soviet Union as "conspiratorial" and "despotic." He I said it is because of Russia that I the United States must maintain strong military machine. And this nation does have, he I declared, "a readiness and defense I potential superior to that of any previous period In our nation's I peacetime history" despite "severely | contested" elements among the 1 armed services that have hampered 1 work of the national defense estab- | lishment. . Jorfhson said too much trust for I defense should not be placed on possession of the atomic 9mb rings Permit Improvement In his impromptu remarks. John- Bon described the modernization of the two carriers as an answer to those who assert that by the recent cancellation of the Navy's su- 1 percarrier there was a conspiracy "either to sink the Navy's air arm I or to reduce the Navy to a second I class role." He said the saving from the cancellation would permit the modernization of two carriers within the present budget. He added these two carriers when I improved would • increase to eight the total number of vessels capable of launching the heavier types of ] postwar aircraft. Among those who recived di- I plomas was * second cousin of the President, Lt. Col. Louis Truman. of Kansas City, who is on duty I with the joint chiefs of staff here. Secretary Johnson, in still an| other departure from his prepared Summer Makft Official Appearance But May Had Higher Temperature Summer began officially today with little In, the way of weather to set it apart from the l*rt days of spring. Spring temperatures cavorted through the 90's but summer is a cinch to bring higher readings. Highest reading to date this year was the 97 degrees recorded a month ago yesterday. The hgh here yesterday was 90 degrees and the low this morning was 69. By this date last year, the mercury had hit a high of M degrees, on June 5. Realtors Press For Decontrols Early Action Sought To Lift Ceiling on Rents in Blytheville 'robe of School looks Backfires, Be Dropped W. M. Burns, member of th Blyiheville Keal Estate Board, to day issued a statement opposii 'Miss Blytheville' W/// Leave Tomorrow to Seek State Title Miss Mary Ellen Stafford will leave tomorrow for Little Rock to represent Blytheville in the state-wide competition of beauty and. Ulent that wilt result in the selection of "Miss Arkansas of IMS." Named "Miss Blytheville of 1949"* ' Spy-Hunters Find Themselves Juggling Too Hot a Potato By VViUUm F. Arbarut WASHINGTON, June 21 (ft— A projected Congressional probe of chool books appeared today to liave backfired into a House Uti-Amerl- can Activities committee wastebasket. Republican committee members denounced it yesterday and Democrats followed through today with in the Junior Chamber of Commerce Beauty Pageant two weeks ago, Miss Stafford will be accompanied by Miss Martha Dale Dixon, runner-up in the pageant here; Miss Betty Nell Holland, her accompanist in the talent contest; and Mrs. Gilbert D. Hammock, Jr., who was entry chairman for the 1949 pageant. Miss Stafford will sing "For Every Man There's a Woman," a somewhat "torchy" number, In the talent event of the state contest. Miss Holland, her accompanist, was one of the 10 finalists in the pageant here. Miss Dixon, the second- further delay in action by munic pal authorities seeking decontrol o rents in the city. His statement followed announce ment yesterday that Lawrence Dar gan, representing the regional office in Dallas of the Federal Housing Expediter. Tighe Wood, was making a survey to determine whether need exists here for continuation of rental controls Invoked during World War II. Hearing was held last week before members of the City Council on a petition flled by the Blytheville Real Estate Board seeking decontrol. The council voted to delay a decision on the petition until after the federal agency completes the survey and reports its recommendations to Mr. Wood in Washington. a prediction that the committee will drop It like a hot potato. It appeared likely that any investigation made now will be by a special commission ol noted educators, possibly headed by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, president of Columbia University. Committee Chairman Wood (D- Ga) said he was at a loss to "know what all the shooting is about" and insisted that the committee Is not nvestigating textbooks. "Purely preliminary steps," he told newsmen, have been taken by committee Investigators as a result if complaints by the Sons of the American Revolution. These comp- aints, he said, made "some very jrave charges" involving Commun- .sm in schools. Shirts Responsibility "I think," Wood said, "that the educators themselves would be interested in refilling the charges II they are not true." The three active Republican members of the committee agreed that the educators themselves should make the study. In a joint statement, they disassociated themselves from the proposed inquiry which they said was The report probably will go to Washington before the end of the week, it was indicated yesterday. Realtor Issues Statement In the statement issued today urging early action to decontrol rents, Mr. Burns said: "About five weeks ago the Blytheville Real Estate Board in regular session passed the resolution petitioning the City Council to take some action to decontrol rent in the City of Blytheville. In this petition we were joined by more than 300 property owners who are asking place winner of the "Miss Blytheville" contest, will attend the state event as an alternate. Winner Wins Praise These three participants and Mrs Hammock, who has actively nssislec the Jaycees with their pageant for the past' three years, were Introduced at & meeting of the Junior Chamber last night. Miss Betty Joyce Reid, the third-place winner, was reported ill and unable to attend. Mrs. Hammock told the Jaycees that Miss Stafford has "worked harder In preparation for the contest than any other entrant I have uly 4 may be held to the new •lubhouse on North Second Street. Date for the installation banquet will be set at a committee meet- ng Wednesday night. The banquet, when the 1949-50 officers will for- nally take office, will be held as soon as the new building can be occupied. National Award Presented Th» first place award for agricultural projects won by the Blythe- vllle Jaycees at the U. S. Junior Chamber convention in Colorado Springs, Colo., early this month was turned over to the House Committee last night. W. E. Young, chairman of the 1948 National Cotton Picking Contest, for which the national award was won, presented the plaque to Arlie French, representing the House Committee. Jack Rawllngs, Dr. James C. Guard and J. T. Sudbury, who attended the national convention, presented a re|x>rt on the national meeting. Mr. Sudbury Governors Seem To Favor Armed Aid for Europe Appeal for Support 1 Of Truman Program Made by Gen. Smith By Jack R«ll COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 21 (IP)— Tolrt that Russia soon may be testing an atomic bomb, many of the nations governors appeared ready to back the administrations arms program lor Western Europe. Honors tor Displaying first Cotton Blooms Shored by 3 Growers Honors for displaying the season's first, cotton blooms were divided three ways today by planters In North Mississippi County. Blooms were reported by P. A. Rogers of Clear Lake Farms, George Perry of Huffman, and Armor Sparks of Mllllgan Rtdge. Mr. Bparks exhibited both a bloom and a tiny boll from a 120-acre field planted to Deltaplnc 15 on April 15. Mr. Rogers' bloom was displayed nt the Delta Implement Co., 312 South Second Street. It was the DPI, 15 variety. The bloom reported by Mr. Perry was from a crop on Island 21, opposite the Huffman community, which is being sharecropiied by Dave Nelson, This crop Is from Deltapinc 15 handled. If she doesn't reach the finals, it won't be her fault." Charles Moore, who with Jack Chumblin was a co-chairman for the pageant here, introduced the four. During the Jaycees' business session last night, it was/announced that the club's next regular meeting and William R Wyatt have l>een named co-chairman of an "On-to-the-Nationul- Convention" drive to spur Increased representation from Blytheville at the 1950 U. S. Jaycee meeting in Chicago. Dr. Guard recorded the convention on 1,400 feet of color film which will be shown at a forthcoming meeting. New members inducted last night were James Hart and Rudolph Although no official Governor's Conference action may he forthcoming:, general reaction was favorable to an appeal by Lt. Gen. Waler Heclell Smith for support of a of arms nnd full-welRlit conomic aid for Western iletnoc- ncies opposing Communism. Smith, a former ambassador to loscow, told the governors nssemb- cd here for their 41st annual mcct- ng thftt he thinks the Uusslr lave solved the problem of atomic isslon. He told a banquet crowd of more han 400 persons In what was nn- iounce<l as an off-thc-icconl K Ion that the Russians soon may est a bomb. Can't Make Watches Yet But Smith emphasized he cloesn'i elieve the Soviets have the know- low to make the delicate mach- nery needed for remote contro handling of atomic materials nee essary for production of any larg riety seed find was planted April The stnncl is now "waist, high," r. Perry rcix>rled. Hitter. I ipeech, said he is appointing Robert A. Patterson former secretary | of w»r who was in the audience, kVeh»irman of the'Civilian Components Board of the defense setup, which has to do with the Nat- j ional Ouard and reserves. He ex| pressed hope that Patterson will accept. The secretary's prepared speech aid that "within a few .short years we may witness the e<fd of this era of atomic secrecy—an era whose end will be signalled by the explosion of some other nation's bomb." He continued: Need Oiher AdvsuiUsw "From that day on. our advantage in strategic bombing will rest not in monopoly possession of the atom bomb but In out superior stockpile, our production capacity, and in the effectiveness and quantity of aircraft required to deliver those bombs. 1 * But, Johnson added, while "air power has given a promise of speedier end to conflict" it has by no means placed either the ground or naval forces i- a subordinate position. The decision on which service to emphasize at any given time, he said, rests with the joint, chiefs of slaff. whom "I shall not knowingly repudiate unless convinced their views are In conflict with other considerations beyond their province." On the subject of inter-servtce rivalry. Johnson declared: "To those who contend that each service must be the sole arbiter I,, of Us own needs, I would reply klhat this nation can no longer the autonomous conduct of any service. "The unaudited conduct of its affairs bv any single service is an open invitation to snendthrift defense. And (he waste of our resources in spendthrift defense U an invitation to disaster." that rent be decontroled. We did not go out and circulate the petition but the people came into the various ^ off ices and, signed same of their own accord and without solicitation. "Among this number of citizens and property owners were many veterans who owned property and who desire that the rent control bureaucrats turn them loose to manage their own affairs. Then certainly it is high time that the people of Blytheville. and America as for that matter, bestor themselves and rise up and demand that the Truman bureaucrats from Washington be turned out to seek other avenues of employment and turn back to the rightful owners the property which they seek to control under the rent control act which was nothing moi nor less than a war measure. Would Garb BnreaucraU "Frank C. Douglas, an attorney was employed to represent the petitioners and he appeared befon the City Council on the evening o; See RENTS on Page 12, undertaken by the committee staff "at the request o£ some of the majority members" and without the advance knowledge of the Republicans. Reps. Nixon of Californa, Case of South Dakota and Velde of 111- nois signed the v statement. The fourth Republican, Hep. J. Parnell Thomas of New Jersey, is 111. They said the committee rejected roposals to investigate textbooks hen Republicans ran it last year, though they said they realize that our educational system and our chool textbooks are a high-prori- target of the Communist con- piracy in this country." An investigation "by a qualified ,on-political body" is needed, they Aid, adding that perhaps a com- ission of educators composed of men like Eisenhower and Dr. Henry M. Wrlston, president of Brown University, should handle it. Six Counties Show Larger Per Acre Gorton Yield Than Missco's 483 Lbs. While Mississippi County stands at the top In cotton production six other counties in Arkansas last year had production figures whic show higher yields per acre. + In Polnsett county the yield was 522 pounds per acre, which compares with 483 pounds per acre shown for this county. The figures were compiled by the Crop Reporting Service of the United States Department of Agriculture and the University of Arkan- College of Agriculture. Four counties had than 500 pounds, or yields higher bale to the Big Four Agree On Austrian Pact Sovbcans CHICAGO. June 21 liPi —Soybeans: Jltly 2.34'i 2.32 NOV 2.ri3'l 2.07'; Dec. ...... 2.07'i 2.05'i 2.33-33U 2.08-08- 1 ; 2.05*i-C6 Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday with a few afternoon and evening thundershowcrs. Not much change in temperatures. Missouri forecast: Fair northwest. *thundershowers cast and south this afternoon and southeast tonight. Clearing west and north tonight. Cooler tonight except extreme southeast. Wednesday fair, preceded by thundershovvers extreme southeast in morning, cooler except extreme northwest. Maximum this morning—69. Maximum yesterday—%. Sunset today—1:16. Sunrise tomorrow—4:47. Precipitation 24 hours from 7 z.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—31.10. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—79.5. Normal mean for June—78. This Date Last Year Maximum this morning—72. Maximum yesterday—90. Alabamans' Ire Is Aroused by Hooded Hoodlum BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 21. (IP —Aroused legionnaires today de mandcd that Jefferson (Birming ham County law enforcement. o!fi cers put a halt to activities of hood ed and white robed mobs. In another development, H Bir mingham Post reporter was knock ed down yesterday while attempting to investigate night riders at Su- initon. Ala. The reporter, 23-year-old Clarke Stallvvoi th, was not seriously hurt. A warrant charging assault and battery wns served la-st night on Roscoo Fowler of Sumiton. Fowler posted $300 bond. StaDworth swore to a second warrant Against Glenn Godfrey, charging assault with a weapon. Bond of $300 was set In that case also. Fowler told reporters he struck Stallworth when the reporter called him a liar. Heads ot civic clubs In the Birmingham district were asked to meet today to organize a "committee of 500" to combat activities of tht night riders. Several person* re- Luxora Plans To Supervise Playgrounds LUXORA, June 21 — A summer. recreational program for boys and girls of Luxora is scheduled to be launched Friday under the supervision of the Luxora High School Parents and Teachers Association. The P.T.A. is planning a daily play program on the Luxora High School playground for all boys and girls between the ages of three and 18. All phases of the program will be under the direct supervision of experienced adults with Bob Thorn of St. Louis employed as playground director. The playground will be open seven hours dally with morning afternoon sessions. The morning session will be from 9 a,m. to 11:30 a.m. and the afternoon session from 12:30 p.m. .to 5 o'clock. The recreational program will consist of games of all types Including baseball and softball for the older children. Sandboxes, swings and other playground equipment will be available for the youncer children. Wiley Tate, Jr., who will assist Mr Thorn with the program, has staled that a number of volunteer supervisors are needed for the program and asked that any adult who cnn work as a sxipemsor contact htm. acre. In addition to Poinsett Cotin- ty, these included: Chtcot, 521 pounds; Ashley, 516 pounds; Crlt- tenden, 514 pounds. 4' State's Average If 422 P*un Jefferson and Phillips coui tied for fifth place in the per „ yield figures with 485 pounds each, Just two pounds more than Mississippi County's 483. The statistics were compiled by Miles McPeek, agricultural statistician, on the basis of acreage In cultivation in cotton on July 1 of last year, and the production totals reported" for that year. The average yield for the state was 422 pounds per acre with 32 counties listed with averages of less than 300 pounds to the acre. The cotton statistician's figures for 1948 showed a total production of 296,500 bales in Mississippi County, which farm leaders said was the highest for any year. East-West Peace In Germany Also Pledged in Paris East-West peace in Germany an d general agreement on in AUI- trian independence treaty: As the conference closed, the 'Hoylx's results '• «re announced: A , sl^-point sVELtnept of principles- 'o guide: i egoliafions In German':. 'This 'featured a'Russian pro- ml3e.,not to re|mpL<ie a blockade of i for efforts to re- trade in the for- mimber of bombs. Ho noted In tnl connection that the Russians cnn even mnke watches yet. As a "wild gucF-s," he nddcd tha It might take the Soviets 10 year or more to produce the r*>werf\ type of bombs this country hn stockpiled. Smith's call for backing of th administration's $1,130,000,000 pro gram to renrm Europe found port from Gov. Thomas E. Dcwey of New York, the 1948 GOP presidential nominee. Gov. J. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, the States Rights presidential nominee last ye«r, told a reporter Smith ouRlit to know what he is talking about, adding: "I'm for anything thnfc will preserve the peace." Smith warned that this country must not relax, even If the foreign ministers conference should reach final settlement on the Berlin problem. Aid Fund Cut OppoMd Urging full "follow through" on .f-, •- - L T'HC -Marshall Plnr-for ec^r.nrr.ln airt ended; 1 liUrftf) Earapt', Smith safci. in effect, that with a pledge* 1 " "~" i ~" •—*• " wo New Polio lases Reported Sorority Cancels Plan for Presenting Biblical Drama With two new cases of polio re x>rlcd in Mississippi County since yesterday, Bela Sigma Phi's pre sentatlon of the Biblical dram The Light Eternal" has been can celled after consulting public hcalt authorities. Rosie. Nell Nnney, 13. 01 Lnxora i—The; Bill. in' i vlve, aa5t-) mer Reich Rain, Electrical Storm Damaaes 3 Kennett Buildinps KENNETT. Mo., June 21. f/Pi—A severe electrical and rain storm struck here about. 9 this morning, damaging three buildings .injuring at least one person and taking the Kennett radio station off the air for more thnn two hours. The storm followed a damaging hail storm last Saturday night that badly damaged cotton and soybean crops on about 3.000 acres of rich farm land. Injured was Mrs Mary Gates, alxnil 35. who suffered burns and shock when a bolt of lightning struck a power line entering her home. She was disconnecting an appliance when the bolt struck. Lightning ntso hit the Looney Grocery Store, setting it on fire and causing considerable damage. The Blankenshlp printing company ot- Ilce also was damaged by lightning. A' joint communique announcing a series of agreements on the outstanding issues in the Austrian treaty and instructing the deputies to wrap up the document by Sept. 1. Agreement among the four ministers • to maintain contact and hold another meeting In New York next fall during the United Nations General Assembly. Sees Agreement An American deputy, Samuel Reber, told newsmen he was confident the four powers would agree on an Austrian text in time for the fall session, when It presumably would be adopted and the allies would pull their forces out of Austria. "The way toward Austrian agreement was cleared after the West met the $160,000,000 Soviet claim on Austria for German assets and Russia dropped her support of Yugoslav claims on Austria. On Germany, the four nations ,)iedgrd themselves not only to encourage inter-zonal trade and commerce but also to facilitate the movement of persons, and information. They also agreed, nccordlng to French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman. to respect oach other's uoliticFi] set-ups, even though they do not agree with them. If Congress cuts funds' jpr,the program It\w!li be tafcen.aBoard as a "sigh of • jacjllatlon or Indecision on our part" that would discourage Western-'Europe. ',. Dewey, who heads a conference discussion today of federal-states relations, told a news conference yesterday that he thinks Western Europe has no resources to rearm Itself, adding: "You don't keep the peace by being weak. You keep It by being strong. I am for the military assistance program." On domestic issues, Dewey told rejx>rtcrs he is opposed to either was removed to the University o Arkansas hospital In Little flock yesterday after her cnsc was diagnosed as polio. liillle enrol Adams, D, of Blytheville, remained under quarantine in her home at 1710 W. Sycamore with a "mild" case of polio. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. p. Adams. Her condition this morning was described as satisfactory. No report had been received here today of the Nancy child's condlton. "The Light Eternal," scheduled to go before an audience here Thursday and Friday, Involved about 100 children, according to Miss Eutopla Whltwortli, vice-president of Alpha Alpha chapter of the sorority. She said that althorltles had advised the organization against having Hie play, since crowds and close contact with other - persons should be avoided. Mrs. L, Parker, representative of u.nited Productions, who was directing the play, has returned to her home in Kansas city. Mo. state or national health insurance. $25 Fine Levied For Failure to Pay Garbage Tax H. A. Amlcr.son was fined $25 mid cosUi in Municipal Court this morn- In? on B charge of failure to pay garbage fees. Mr. Anrtt-r.vm was charged with delinquent pnrhngc fees since .Inly of last ye?.r. He entered a plea of not gulUy to the charge and Indicated that he would appeal the fine. Bond for appeal was set at «50, In other action this mornine, Mrs. Elouhe Carirr \vas fined S2 t>» n charqe of ilnuhle parking with Die fine Knspendod. and trial for Olin Harlson, Jr., on a charge nf snrcd- ins was continued until Sept. 1. Lilly Mr.Ooc, Negro, was fined S10 for operaltni: n motor vehicle without a city license. Worst June Outbreak In History LITTLE ROCK, June 21. </P>— Outbreak of polio—infantile paral- ! ysis—In Arkansas Is worse now than In June of any previous year. Announcing 59 cases of the disease hnd been rejwrtcd tills year through Icvsl week—not Including an undetermined number of new cases this week. Dr. A. M. Washburn of the state health department said today: "There Is no question hut that iwlio Is on the upswing In Arkansas." flc said that with two weeks left In the month, 31 cases hnvc hcen reported In the state this June. Fifteen cases were reported In May. "Ordinarily," Dr. Washburn added, "our polio cases dot not start until (he lost week In June, with See FOUO on Pace 12. $55 Cotton Seed Support Urged By Missco Group Farm Bureau Also Seeks Quick Report * On Ginning of Staple Faster service in reporting cotton ginned in Mississippi County and steps to provide cotton seed support prices were urged by the executive ommittee of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau in a meeting in Wilson last nipht. II. C. Knppcnberger, of Btylhe- 'llle, vice president of the county organisation, presided over the nectlng which was held in the Wilson Tavern. Unrold P. Ohlcn- lorf, president, of Osceola, was innblc to attend. The committee members adopted a resolution urging the federal government to provide a support price which would assure growers nf a parity price of about 555 per (on for their cotton seed. Tt WRS indicnted that some seed was selling for as high as $125 per Ion a year ago, and that farmers at this time cannot sell their seed nt $35 per ton. The Mississippi County Farm Bureau last fall advocated the establishment of a support price on cotton seed and In the meeting last night It wa.s suggested that the figure should be on a basis comparable to the support prica provided earlier this year for soybeans. The soybean support price In 90 per cent of parity. Arkansas* two United States senators, J. W. Fullbrlght and John, r,. McClcllEin, and Congressman E. C. Gainings, representing the First Arkansas District, arc to be notified by telegram of the committee's decision lust night. The meeting In Wilson followed a conference In Memphis last week where growers In three states discussed the need for establishment of R support price for cotton seed and a belt-wide meeting Is scheduled to be held Thursday In Washington by farm bureau leaders. Better Reporting System Urged G. C, Danehower of Luxora presented" a report and suggestions concerning a faster reporting 1 system to obtain Information on cotton ginnlngs 5n the county next fall. GInncrs are being asked to furnish data to the county farm bureau "nt the same tlmo that the Information Is forwarded to the Bureau of Census, which last year took over the handling of official reports from the ginners. A motion was adopted asking that the county bureau Inaugurate its own compilation of ginning figures In order to keep member* better posted and save a delay of upwards of six weeks in getting the Information through government sources. Tt was cxpnllncd that the figures from the individual ginners would Set COTTON SEED on Page L2, cently have been flogged and others threatened by white robed me«. The federated Ku Klux tUan. Inc.. has offered a 1500 reward to anyone who can prove that member. 1 ; of its organization have been Involved. PrecplUtton j»n. —25.47. 1 to thU d«te Missco Bond Sales Near $700,000 Mark In Opportunity Drrr* Mississippi Ovunty tias attained 632 percent oi its 1150.000 saving: bond quota In the current Oppor tunlty Drive, according to a report from the United States Savings Bonds Division In Little Rock. Cltlwn* of the county h»« purchased tM.872 of the Series E bonds with five or more weeks left ki the drive. Sttet in ttw state have totaled *i,M2,M«.50, or 73.1 percent »{ the iUU quoU of W.790,000. Me >f>rial Marker Fund Increased to $4,398 lE^nr. for Mississippi Countys narlier honoring the dead of World *Var il were $50 nearer completion today -ith new contributions announce With ;. goal of $6.000. the amount collect , through today totaled $*.39833. The original goal of S5.000 was extended to cover cost of carving of names on the granite memorial. Neir contributors include: C. M. Abbott. E. J. Baker. R. B. Cranford. A. E. Caldwcll. and D. W. Cranford. *5 each; Judge Zal B. Harrison. $2.50; Oral Hunnlcutt. $5;C. A. Hunton. $5; C. P. Kennctt, $1; B. D. Keener, S5. and Earl Magers. tip These donation- total $53.50. About 200 nrmes .v!ll be carvel on the monurrenl. to be erecte* on the court hr: e lawn, and In: dedication has oeen tentatively se>, (or mld-Octobet Babich Convicted of Sister-in-Law's Death; Begins Term 45 Minutes Later Woman tnroy Warned WASHINGTON, June 21 MV- Mrs. Perle Mesta. Newport, R. I., and Washington, D. C. society leader and Democratic Party fund raiser, wn nominated by President Tnjni»n today to be minister to Luxembourg. MILWAUKEE. June 21. LIP, — Nineteen-year old Milton Babich was whisked off to Watipun Prison last nlglit Just 45 minutes aftei ft jury labeled him the murderer of his wife's kid sister. His bride. Kathleen, who ts expecting a baby in mid-July, screamed out, "Lies, lies—the police are telling lies." as the jury announced its verdict: guilty of murder In the tirst degree. Babich did not change expression at the verdict. He glanced over his shoulder at Kathleen. He rose, stood before the bench and declared, "I am not guilty of first degree ni aider." Municipal Judge H e r b e i t J. Stcffes then sentenced him to the Wisconsin State Prison at Waupun "at hard labor for the rest of your natural life." Buj under Wisconsin law, he will be eligible for parole after 20 years or with time off (or good behavior after 11 years and three months. His sentence was pronounced Jusi three months to the day after the weighted body of P&trlcla. Birmingham, 16, was fUhed from the Mil waukee Rl^er by firemen searching Tor a suicide victim. Kathleen broke into screams and was comforted by the defendant's older brother. Vlc'or. Born glared at Detective Lawrence Papke. who was Instrumental In obtaining a slatcmeni from 'he youth. Babich was not permitted to see his wife alter the verdict was announced at 9:49 p.m. (CSTI. He changed to a dark ?recn sports shirt nnd left for prison at 10:35 p.m.. handcuffed to Sheriff Herman Kublak. Milton told the jury that he picked Patricia up on her way home from school last Feb. 10. A.s tney sat In his father's car he showed her a mm to frighten her so she wouldn't tattle tha^ Kathleen was pregnant. He s*Id she picked 11 up and it sent off when h« grabbed for It. ,'• . He became frightened, tied a concrete buildirut bkx* to her feet and dropped her body to the river. She had been shot twice through the head. • Chief Defense 'Counsel Arthur R'chter said he will file «, written motion for a new trial within a few .days. ,' Trial of AWOL Soldier For Murder Under Way YELLVIU.E, Ark.. June 21. l,Ti— A Jury finally completed, testimony began this morning In the trial of bc-medaled ;;•?!. Kenneth 1) Spcegle. chr.reed with first desire murder In the fn'-l shooting of a state trooper. The first Iwo slate witnesses testified ns to Hie rausc of the trooper's death. Spcegle, 24. AWOL from Ft. Lewis. Wash. Is on trial lor the fatal shooting of Trooper Slilney V. Pav- att in this North Arkansas mountain area last Sept. 23. Speeglc also is charged with the slaying of 7.i:e E. Crook, retired railroad man. Speeglc entered a plea of innocent by reason of Insanity. Reds Intensify Church Feud in Czechoslovakia Ky the Associaled Pr«s The Communist (jovnrnmcnt of Czechrxslovnklci stopped up Ms fnucl with ihc Roman CuthnHc Church lotlny, Tn the largely Roman Cafh- olic province of Mornvla. numerous rit-rqy and prominent laymen wore reported nrre.stetl- AcconHnR to 0:10 sourm, Arch- hKhop Josnr MatCK'ha of Mumvln's -second city. Olomwic, l.s under police surveillance- A closer jKilicc piinrrl wa.s reportfd nrotmrj the palace of Archblstmp Jo.sof Bcran In I'm guc. Churchmen de.schbe the events as a Kovcrnmrnt move* to c'Xfrrniliiale- the hlcrnrrhy in C^crhaskw^kla ;ind cut off all tic.s with (lit- Vatican. The govcrnmrnt has set up a "Catholic, A c ( 1 o n" oriW^lzation which Archbishop Be ran has denounced. Hie Vatican deemed yesterday that those voluntarily Joining the Kovernmeni - spoii5nred "Catholic, Action" f?rosip would be excommu- Typhoon Kills 40 in Japan And Okinawa TOKYO, June 21. UV-Populous Honshu Island braced late today for EI typhoon that has killed an estimated 40 persons In Southern. Japan and Okinawa. Police said 5G3 persons are mfws- The typhoon, with '.vincis up to 115 inih'.s nn hour reported, roared ncross tJic Japan Sea toward Hr>rt- Miu. the rmiin Island. It is due to hit tomorrow. Dr.Mruction in Southern Japan wjis described n-s heavy. More than 5DO homrs had bren reported destroyed An estimated 4,500 farms wr-rr flooded by torrent.ial rains. There, were, no reports of Injuiias to occupation personnel. Comimrnlralinn.s have beon disrupted. Mast of Kyushu Island's telephone service ht*-s been cut off from Uvs section of .Japan. R^ilrv'ncS lines were washed out in many places. Sixty-two boats wore destroyed or set adrift. Heavy rains Inundated central Japan. Government records in Wnsh- incton Indicated a total oF 513 Americans on Okinawa on occupation duty. Thfrc .are 100 civilians, 54 officers and 2t39 enhs'ed men. Joiner Man Is Held On Desertion Charge A Joiner man was held today In the county jail In Osceola on a charge of desertion from the Army. Edwin K. Foltz, special agent In charge of the Little Rock Federal Bure&u of liwtotlgAtlon, Identified th* man M Walter S. Rohmctte. 37. Roblnette wa* arrested yesterday by City Marshal Boyce Byrd of Joiner, Deputy Sheriff Cliff Cannon <tf Osceola and an FBI agent. The man had been using the name of W. S. Wright, Polt* said. Unidcntifcd Sub Hunted Off Coast of Florida MIAMI, Flu., June 21 M'j — The Ouard said today an unidentified snbnv.irine hatl been reviortcd off the South Florida coast. Three Navy Privateers from the hurrlcnne-hrmltng squadron in Miami searched an area roughly off Cocoa and. Melbourne during the ni^hl without finding a trace of the cralt. Then the Coast Guard said the case had been listed as "classified" and that no further information could be obtained here. Lt. Comdr. Leonard Culjnt. executive officer of Navy patrol squadron VP 23, said his ul^nes were tn/nin$ In hourly radio reports that "all's well." New York Stocks Am T & T... 138 Amer Tobacco 673-4 Anaconda Copper 28 1-8 Beth Steel 24 1-2 Chr>.',»-r 46 3-4 Coca Cola 125 1-8 Gen Electric 35 1-8 Oen Motors 543-4 Montgomery Ward 48 7-8 N Y central 10 Int Harvester 23 3-i Sears. Roebuck 36 5-6 Republic Steel 18 Radio 10 3-8 Socony Vacuum 14 1-2 Southern Pacific 35 1-2 Standard of N J 63 7-8 Texas Corp 50 3-< Packard 35-8 J c Penney 461-2 '

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