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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST amtamia? AMD BOCTTHEABT ICfiBOOBI VOL. XLV—NO. 78 BlytlwriU* Daily »»m BlythmiU* Courier BlytbaviU* lieraM BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 1949 EIGHTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS President Signs Appropriation [f or $862 Million Act Provide! Overdue Pay for U.S. Workers, While House Repair* By William f. Artx»l»«t WASHINGTON, June 23. (If)— President Truman today signed an $8«2,S63.000 appropriation bill supplying money for thousands of temporarily payless federal employes. It also makes $5,400,000 available for rebuilding White House. or repairing the The bill supplies money for agencies which already have exhausV:d their regular appropriations for the present fiscal year which closes with the end of this month. Several eg' ¥ ies are in that fix and have been unable to pay em- ployes. One reason is that Congress voted a pay raise for government workers after making an appropriation based on the old pay scale. A log-jam of appropriation bills for the new year has piled up in Congress. House leaders blame the Senate. Only Week Left With just a wee* to go before their 1949 money runs out, every agency and department of government except Congress itself Is still awaiting passage of its approprla- bill for the coming 12 months. Many of the bills may be pried "loose before *he new fiscal year starts July 1. If they aren't, the agencies - involved will be money- less unless stop-gap measures are passed—as they have been in past year, years. All the departmental money measures have passed the House, which set a speed record this year by getting the last regular appropriation bill out of the way on June 9. That bill, which carries the Congressional budget, is the only one that has reached the White House. Of the 10 other regular money bills, five have passed both the Senate and House but are tied up In conference. A compromise version of one of these -financing the Treasury Department—was rejected by the Senate yesterday with a demand that more money be included for cracking down on tax evaders. "Bis" Bills Still Pending: Five fore appropriation bills have not yet emerged from the Senate Appropriations Committee, These •re Uw. really, "big", Wlls iceou ni- lm? for" more '{hair 1 half uii.-au- nual federal budget. The five, all - highly controversial, finance the/ defense establish? ment, the Veterans Administration, the Atomic Energy Commission, .the Interior Departrr. nt, the foreign aid program and Sme miscellaneous agencies. If history repeats Itself, the Senate may ram all or most of them through during a hasty pause in the labor bill debate which is now taking up its time. That's wH t House leaders ar» hoping for. "The Senate." said Chairman Cannon (D-Mo.) of the House Ap- priations Committee, "can clean up a lot of these bills In short order if It wants to. It has done so in the past." Joycee Banquet Set for July 22 In New Clubhouse The formal Installation of officers of the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce will be held tt a banquet scheduled for July 22 in the new Jaycee clubhouse on North Second. Street. Date for the banquet was announced today by Louis Lynch, chairman of the installation banquet committee. It was set at a meeting of the committee last night. A dance will follow the Installation banquet. This will be the first social function to be held in the new clubhouse. A business meeting Is scheduled to be held In the clubhouse July 4. The Jaycee officers for the 194S- 50 term took office last month but the formal installation was delayed pending completion of the clubhouse. An open house for Jaycee clubs in this area and other guests is being planned for late July or early August, Mr. Lynch said. Super Market To Open Friday Ben T. Mays Owner And Operator of Store on 21st Street The Mays Super Market on South 21st Street at Kenwood Drive wil be open for business tomorrow in the one-story brick building recent ly erected by Ben T. Mays, who has been operating a grocery store a 1919 West Main Street for the pas The building is of fireproof con struction all-steel shelves and fix tures to make it one of the mos modern markets in the city. Grocery stocks were being as sembled today and the meat marke will offer Innovations in self-servic with an open but refrigerated un for packaged meat and dairy pro ducts in addition to the counte where' customers may place the orders for special cuts. Special Refrigeratlon Units Floating air .refrigeration uni have been Installed for the mark' department and in the cold sto! age department, which U a sectio ten feet square. The building has a total of 5,440 square feet for display of the me chandise and two checking stanc with space available for a thir The newest- in cash registers,. aa4imlatln^ iiiic'n i '; :u, -Sa,\ c• ut t'u in stalled, Mr Maya said. While the store will be/open for usinest tomorrow, it is jjitinned to ave a formal opening at a later ate. Off street parking space will be vailable' for customers on both •des and at the front and rear of he building. A gas heating system has been nstalled and the lights are of the flourescent type. Floors are of as- ihalt tile. The building was constructed by !. M. Baxter, Blytheville contractor. 50- Bed Hospital Will Be Erected $528,000 Memorial For Pemlscot County To Be on 6-Ac re Site By Harry A. Hainrs (Courier News Staff Writer) Construction on Pemiscot Coun- y's $528,000 Memorial Hospital is xpected to start in July on the six- acre tract just north of the Intersection of Highways 61 and 84, In Hayti. In 1945 the county voted a $350,- KM3 bond issue for erection of the lospital. Many in the county cred- t the Farm Bureau with calling attention of the public to the need of more hospital space. Since the bond issue was ap- Speegle Is Given Life Sentence for Slaying Trooper YKT.T.VTLLE, Ark., June 23. </P> Kenneth D. Speegle, 24-year-old veteran of Pacific combat, was under |- a sentence of life Imprisonment today for the fatal shooting last September of State Trooper S. V. Pa- vatt. A jury 10X' night found him guilty of first degree murder and fixed his punishment at life. It coulc s have said death In the electric chair The trial started Monday. Defense attorneys gave no im mediate Indication whether they would appeal. Nor did Prosecute Gene Moore say whether he woul< bring Speegle to trial on a compan ion charge that he fatally shot Zue E. Crook, retired railroad man i few days before he killed Pavatt. Speegle was AWOL from thi Army at the time, and his attor neys, pleading he was innocen because of Insanity, declared "H was righting the war all over again while roaming through this Ozark section. Pavatt was shot as he approachei Crook's mountain cabin last Sepl 23. Crook's body was found late In a shallow grave nearby. Death Toll in Japanese Typhoon Is Set at 143 TOKYO. June 23. Wy—Rura police today set the official deatl L toll In Tuesday's devastating ty Fphoon in Southern Japan at 14 persons. Still missing were 208 persons, a Japanese, Some 840 others pre vlously reported missing wei found. Most of the dead were froi Kyushu, shlkoku and southern Honshu Islands. N. O. Cotton NFW ORLEANS. June 23. If, — Cotton futures quotations: High Low Close Jly.-,- 3317 .1290 mMB Or' '/ •. JBM 2»20 5OT6-T D ' *TL »I2 2»17 » -. Mi 2«n am >>=. MR 3W4 jovernors Set Sights on Seats f n U.S. Senate COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo., June 23. W)— A crop of Senatorial candidates appeared to be sprout- ng today as the nation's governors ended their 41st annual conference At least three members—includ- ng the new conference chairman Kansas' Republican Gov. Prank •arlson—are being counted here as probable entrants in next year's Senate races. Pennsylvania's Republican Gov James H. Duff and Colorado's Democratic Gov. Lee Knous are Inked with Carlson as likely candidates. But nobody professed to know anything about the future plans of New York's Gov. Thomas E Dewey, the 1948 OOP presidentia nominee. Best bet was that i: Dewey. runs again at all. It wil be for re-election as governor ner year. Dewey's running mate on las year's ticket. California's Gov. Ear Warren, Is being listed as almos certain to seek re-election. Friends said they are willing to bet that Ohio's Democratic Gov Frank Lausche, sometimes talked a possible opponent for Republican Senator Robert A. Taft, instead wil rur for governor again. proved, state and federal agencies have come to the assistance of the project. Gets State, Federal Aid The federal government, under the Public Health Service Law, wil participate in the county hospita to the extent of $178,000. The hospital also qualifies for as slstance under an act of the Mis sourt legislature and will receivi around $10,000 from the state. A special tax was authorized to liquidate the bond issue but such a levy will not be necessary for maintenance and operation of the hospital, it" is understood. The new building will provide 50 beds for patients from all points in Pemiscot County and will be built of buff brick. Grounds about the hospital wilt be landscaped. . , . Contract is Awarded Last week "the board of trustees of vthe hospital awarded'a 1397,900 onstructlon contract to .the V. and M. Contracting Company of St DUiS., "' That company's bid was lowest of bout six received by the board. The contract will have to receive appro- al of the State Board of Health and he United States Public Health service, but both groups ; .. »ct«d to approve the contract as matter of routine. Members of the board of trustees iclude S.'Crews Reynolds of Ca- uthersville, president; D. Ben Hols', of Cooler, vice president- R p Greenwell, of Hayti, clerk; L. S Watkins and Dr. W. R. Linibaugh both of Hayti. ' Fred Chaffln, of Hayti, is secretary to the board. the architect's perspective of the $528,000 BO-bed hospital which Is to be constructed in Haytl for Pemlscot County, Missouri, patients. The three-story structure will be of buff brick exterior. Construction U expected to get under way next month. GOP Congressmen Plan Fight Against Test of Brannan Plan WASHINGTON, June 23. (£>)— A group of Republicans girded today for a fight against even a "trial run" for the Truman admm- The battle may echo in next year's Congressional campaigning in farm areas. A House Agriculture Subcommittee yesterday approved 6 to 3 a new farm bill that would: 1. Permit Secretary of Agriculture Brannan to experiment on three crops in 1950 with his proposed "production payment" farm program. Brannan contends his program would mean cheaper food and assured Income for farmers. 2. Kill the 1948 Aiken law, which is scheduled to set up next year a flexible 60 to 90 per cent of parity price support program for agriculture. Parity Ls a price level set arbitrarily some years ago as a standard considered fair to both farmers and consumers. 3. Create a new parity-of-farm income 55'stem, as proposed by Brannan, and support prices of major crops at 100 per cent of lhat standard. This might nwtn for most crops the highest price support ever attempted by the gov- erament. Prices of crops are now supported at 90 per cent of the old parity standard. Rep. August H. Andresen (R- Minn). a top-ranking member o: the Agriculture Committee, told newsmen: "This thing has been reduced pretty much to a political matter with the Democrats trying to pu through this Brannan thing. "We will fight it hi the full com mlttee and on the floor. You wil find Republicans pretty much to gether In the House on conttnuini the present 90 per cent progran and suspending the Aiken Law si we can have time to work out real program.' Polio Incidence Increases to 21 Two Coses Reported To County Health Unit From the Air Base Polio in Mississippi County climbed two notches to 21 case yesterday with the announcemen through the County Health Unl that two more cases have been dis covered, both in Blytheville at th air base. Sandra Wilson, 20-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Miles Wilson, is at her home with a mild case. Doctors say that she does not require hospHallzatlon. A second child wns taken to the University Hospital In Little Rock yesterday. She Is the seven-month- old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Robertson. In Luxora today the summer recreational program announced only Two Men Injured In Plane Crash At Hayti Airport HAYTI, Mo,, June ».—Two 8L Louis men, Alden B. Park* »nd Bob McCullough, were Injured, neither seriously, at 11:30 ajn. today in a plane crash at Prlta Morgan's private field In H»ytl Ho. According to Mr. Morgan, the plane In which the men were Hying, an Ercoupe, crashed on a takeoff. The engine stalled, Mr. Morgan said, and the plane crashed in a field adjoining his airport. The two men were given treatment for minor injuries at a doctor's office In Hayti. Parks, said to have been the pilot of the ship, received a broken wrist, cuts and bruises and possible Internal In- uries. Mr. McCullough received only minor cuts and bruises. Mr. Morgan stated that the two men were St. Louis contractors and were en route to Caruthersville to buy lumber for the construction of a school. He quoted the men as saying that they tried to land at the Caruthersville airport which is under construction but returned to his field with intentions of taking a taxi to Caruthersville. Mr. Morgan said that when the men landed their plane at his field they evidently decided to take off again when finding that the field was not attended. Weather Arkansas fwreast: Partly clouds scattered thundershowers this after noon and tonight and In east south portions Friday. Not much change in temperatures. Missouri fomait: Partly cloud southeast, thundershowers locall severe west and north tonight am east and south Friday. Clearin northwest half Friday. Warmer ex treme southeast: cooler northwes and extreme west tonight. Cooler Friday. Maximum this morning—M. Maximum yesterday—S3. Sunset today—7:16. Siinrts* tomorrow—4:4«. Precipitation 24 hours from 7 a.m today—noo*. Total aloe* Jan. 1—31.20. Mean temperaturef midway be tween high and low)—M.S. Moraal mean for June—7». 1Mb DB*« La* T«BT this moming-71. ycatcrtiay—W. Jan. 1 to thta date —M.47. Judith Tells Of Cancelled Trip to USSR WASHINOTOM. . June 22. (/P) — Judith ~ Coplon sa>J':' today she considered visiting Russia in the spring of 1948, but dropped the idea. John M. Kelly, Jr., a government prosecutor in her trial on charges of stealing government secrets to give to the Russians, drew out the story with a series of questions. It *as the sixth day for Miss Coplon on the witness stand and U.S. Agency Joins Probe Of Floggings WASHINGTON, .'June ...MI -,: (/ft— lie Justice Department teamec up with Congress today to Investigate Incidents of (lotting in Alabama by hooded gangs. Rep. Seller (D-NY). chairmar of the House Judiciary Commit e«, said an attorney from the de partment's Civil Rights Sectlor was being assigned to help th committee in the Inquiry. Seller set_off what he said woulc be a full-Hedged investigation o Close Vote Seen OnT-H Injunction Both Sides Predict Narrow Margin in Showdown in Senate yesterday launched and scheduled to be Friday has been post- Pilot's Judgment, Skill Praised in Memphis Crash MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 23 (if,— A pilot's skill and split-second udjment were credited today by ;he American Airlines with briug- ng 43 persons alive through a olting crash landing followed by Thirty-eight of those aboard the luge two-engine Convalr were Inured when the airliner crashed two minutes after taking off from Municipal Airport here yesterday. Spokesmen for American Airlines auded Capt. Ed Hatch of Memphis 'or his skill and Judgment In crash- anding the craft in a field after skidding it across a highway and nto a large tree. The craft, the Port Worth-io- New York "City of San Antonio,' nosed down three and half miles from here. When brought It to Captain Hatch stop, company spokesmen said, a wing was smashed, an engine was ablaze, and its gasoline was loose. Thirty-eight were treated at hospitals but IS were released. None of the others were reported In a critical condition. Man Drowns in Ditch While Fleeing Arrest MARKED TREE, Ark.. June 23 IIP) —The body of James StrlcWin 21, who drowned last night whU- attempting to evade arrest Rivervale, ten miles northeast here, was recovered this morning. Deputy Sheriff Herman Talley of Rivervale said fie arrested Stricklin at a dance hall for public drunkeness anr! fighting about 9 o'clock last night. A friend of the he third day in which she had seen cross-examined by Kelley. Cclley said he expects to complete his questioning of the 28-year-old ~ormer Justice Department political analyst before the end of the day. IM Coplon said she abandoned the thought of visiting Russia without applying to the Soviet Emasty n Washington for a visa. She had denied yesterday tha' she ever had any Intention of go- Ing to Russia with Valentine A Gubltchev, a Russian engineer with whom she was arrested March 4. Kelley brought this up again then asked her if she had not inquired whether It would be possible for her to visit Russia in the spring of 1948. She replied that she did. She added quickly that the implica tion of Kelley's earlier question waj that she considered going to Rus sia to live. the floggings by directing a civil rights subcommittee yesterday to determine the extent to which federal civil rights laws have been violated. The chairman also disclosed the Department of Justice was working independently on the case. Celler said his group will move carefully to avoid Jeopardizing the department's work. "We don't want to stymie any prosecutions," he told a reporter. Faced with difficulty In round- Ing up witnesses, Celler suggested that newspapers might help. He Indicated the Congressional Inquiry might be extended to states other than Alabama If furnished leads. So far, Celler said, his aides haven't had much luck in finding someone to testify. poned because of the Increase In polio. A dally playground activity. It was to be sponsored by the Luxora High School Parents and Teachers Association. Few Cues in Pemlscot County In Pemiscot County a weeklong breather from polio was reported by Dr. S. B. Beecher, county health officer, who ,sald that the Southeast Missouri county has not had a case of- polio since June 17. At that time, 13-year-old Jerry Burnett, of Caruthersville was stricken with a mild case. Dr. Befcher'sald he wms returned home Thursday-'night. BiUie Blair Carmean, 4, also of Caruthersville, has been the county's most serious case, Dr. Beecher stated. She was found to have polio on June 16 and is a patient at Children's Hospital In St. Louis although it Is reported her condition Is Improved. May Belle Cumer, 9, of near Portageville, was the first case of the year for the county. Her case was diagnosed as polio In April. She has been returned to her home. Tuberculosis Clinic Reports To Be Mailed Br Marvin L. Arrawnnlth WASHINGTON. June 23. yP) — Both its friends »nd Joes today predicted a close Senate vote on whether to keep the Taft-Hartley Law's Injunction provision against critical strikes. Backers of the injunction won pair of preliminary victories late yesterday when the Senate soundly defeated two other plans for dealing with strikes which threaten the national welfare. Bu t the Senators in that pro^ injunction group said they are keeping their fingers cn»sed. And those opposed to tha, Injunction Street Widening Project to Start Early Next Week City Crews to Begin Work on Chickasawba; Ash, Walnut Included A street widening program for Blytheville is scheduled to get under way next week, it was announced today by Mayor Doyle Henderson and Alderman Jodie L. Nabers, chairman of the City Council's street committee. Streets to be widened are: Chickasawba between Hroailwar and Sixth. Walnut and Ash between Broadway and Dlvtjlon. The two-block section on Chickasawba, which will facilitate movement of traffic from North U, S. Highway 61 Into the business section of the city, will he the first to receive attention as work gets under way, Mr. Nabers said. Each of tile streets will be widened five feet on each side and the streets as originally dedicated ar« sufficiently wide to permit the Improvements without purchasing additional rlghts-of-way. Plans announced by city official! call for widening of only one sld« of the street until all of the area in the program has-been covc>d. Then the crews will begin work on the other sTde and continue with the project as fast as fundj become available for the work. The street widening project h to be financed with fnndi ae- cinnQlated by the city from (he operation of parking* metrr* bl (he btulnm Motion. About $14,M* U In the fund at this time to launch the program. Officials said yesterday that H had not been determined just what the work will cost per block. city street crewj will be used to handl« the work under the direction ol City Engineer Joe Carney. Between IS and 18 men will be used in making the Improvements, but they wiB endeavor to keep the regular street maintenance program under waj at the same time the' three street! are being weened. Mr. Nabers Bald-that'the street widening project win make tt nee- method declared they atill ar« In essary to remove some shade tree* which have been planted on city'-'' Taft-Hartley provLckv., put it thia Mercury Hits lOO-Degree In State; Highest for Yea By the Associated Press Temperatures have reached a peak of 100 degrees In Arkansas. And, says the U. S. Weather Bureau in Little Rock, there Is "more of the same" m store for the state during the next "four or five days." The mercury climbed to the 100 degree mark at El Dorado yesterday, the first time it ha* hit lhat level this year. Temperatures In other sect!>" • of Arkansas were slightly lowei Vatican Says Bishops In Romania Tortured VATICAN CTY. June 23 (/Pf— A Vatican source said today two lead- Ing bishops of the outlawed Unlate Church in Romania have been put to torture by Communist officials in an effort to break their allegiance to Pope Plus XII. The Unlate Church Ls a Romanian branch of the Roman Catholic faith. It was dissolved by the Romanian government last December. The source said the Communist regime in Romania Is bent upon "wiping out the two branches of the Roman Catholic faith there, from the ground up, and with the use of every means of terror, oppression and pressure." rom their pictures this week, said Mrs. c. G. Redman, executive sec- etary of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association. Persons requiring a re-check rom this clinic will receive notices rom the County Health Unit. Mrs. Redman said. The association Is preparing and mailing out the negative reports. The March clinic technicians ook x-ray pictures of 1.555 persons n Osceola and Blytheville. officer was lin to Jail. helph.g take Strtck- The officer said Stricklln forced his way from the car and was attempting to escape when he fell Into Buffalo Ditch. Soybeans CHICAGO, June 23 W) — Soybeans: High July 2.34X NOT S.08 Dec 2.05S Low 2.30% 205 2.03',i Close 2.31-31 2.06-05 2,03',; Blytheville Entry in Beauty Contest Sings for Judges in State Competition Miss Mary Ellen Stafford, BIythevllle's entry In the beauty derby now under way in Little Hock to choose "Miss Arkansas of 1949," thit afternoon displayed her vocal talent in the state contest. She was scheduled to sing "For* Every Man There's A Woman," accompanied by Miss Betty Nell Holland, herself a finalist In the "Miss Blytheville" contest. Last night. In the opening of the state contest, Miss Stafford was among the 11 entries modeling bathing suits and evening dresses. All of these took part in the talent event today while the other 10 entrants who will model today displayed their talents last night. T* Select Mha Arkan«s Tvnlrht The winner will be selected tonight. She will be eligible to enter the "Miss America" contest In Atlantic City later thi< summer. Miss Stafford was named "Win Blytheville" In the beauty pageant sponsored here two weeks ago by the Junior Chamber of Commerce Miss Anna Jean Foster, picked as "Miss Osceola of 1949" at a pageant sponsored by the Jaycees there, dUplayed her talent last nigh and was among those modeling today. Miss Stafford, 19-year-old tfaugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Bite Stafford of Blytheville, wa* accompanied to Little Rock by Mra. Gilbert D. Ham mock, Jr, who was entry chairman for the pageant here, and Miss Martha Dale Dixon, runner-up Ii the BlythcTtlle contest who la at tendlnc ai alternate. Dekfatlona of Blytheville and Oeeola Jaycees al to are tltecding the atat* contest. More than 1,500 Mississippi Coun- ians x-rayed In the March mobile :-ray clinic can expect a report "The close, and I think we have a chance to beat the Injunction." On the other aide. Senator George (D-Ga) said: "I think those of us who want to retain the injunction have a slight edge, but the vote Is going to be very, very close." Rejects Emergency Plan In yesterday's balloting, the Senate Ilrst rejected, S5 to 27, the Douglns-Aiken plan for handling national emergency labor disputes. It calls for authorizing government seizure of struck plants for up to 90 days. Because of a peculiar parliamentary situation, that plan was due for a second vote, perhaps today. Its backers expected It to pick up quite a few votes on the second round, with the Issue narrowed to a choice between seizure and the Injunction. Alter battling down the first- round amendment offered by Senators Douglas (D-ni) and Aiken (R-Vt), the Senate next swamped a national emergency plan sponsored by Senator Ives (R-NY). The vote was 87 to 13. Under the Ives amendment, Congress would have been required to deal separately with each critical strike. fucker Pleads Innocent To Charges of Fraud CHICAGO. June 23. W—Preston T. Tucker who developed the rear- :ngine car, pleaded Innocent today « a federal Indictment charging mall fraud, conspiracy and SEC violations. Six of his seven co-defendants in a 31-count indictment also pleaded nnocent before Judge Philip L. Sullivan. The indictment, returned June 10, resulted from a grand Jury Investigation of promotion of the Tucker autornobile. Several handmade models of the novel care were built but it never reached mass production de.splte an expenditure of tX. 000.000. Tucker drove to the courthouse In his gray Tucker as he did when the grand Jury began its inquiry and when he was summoned to pout hi* bonds. 35 Are Reported Dead in Crash Of Plane Off Italy BARI Italy. June 23. t/r>— A foiir- engined KLM Royal Dutch Airlines plane crashed In the sea off Barl today, killing an estimated 35 persons, a Barl newspaper reported. The newspaper, Gazzetta De) Mezzoglorno. said 21 bodies already have been recovered from the wa Just outside of the port of Bart. Earlier dispatches said the plane went down In flames from an altitude of about 15.000 feet. The KLM office In Rome was advised by the Dutch vice consul Leachrille Man Held for Assault to Kill Frank Rice of Leachville waived preliminary hearing In Municipal Court thl« morning on a charge of assault with intent to kill and was ordered held to await Circuit Court action with bond set at *1,000. Rice Is charged with stabbing Charles Young, also of Leachville, with a knife while the two were riding In a car. Young, who suffered a deep chest wound, was hospitalized for 14 days and was released from the hospital only recently. In other action W. R. Threadglll waa fined $50 and costs on a charge of driving while under the taflu- enct of liquor. in Bart that the ship apparently was bound In from Batavla to Amsterdam. Persons aboard were said to Include Americans, Dutch and Turxs. the street corners at street Intersections to give motorists more space In making turns off or on the streets which are to bt widened. To Remove Sign* It was stated that the signs on the northwest corner of the cemetery which Is to become a memorial park are to be removed to giv« tourists and other motorists using U. S. Highway 61 a better view of the new park as they approach from the north. The street widening progran on Chickasawba also will provide dirt needed for filling low spots In the cemetery, Mr. Nabera said. Details of the program were developed by members of the City Council's street committee appointed recently by Mayor Henderson. They are: Mr. Nabers, W. C. Cslfe! and Harry Taylor. The committee was assisted by other members ol the council with the program. Need Long Revognfced Plans for the widening of th« principal east-west streets were launched many months ago and at the time the parking meters were Installed last year to Improve the parking facilities In the business area, It was agreed that the profits from the meters should be set aside for use excluslvly on street Improvements. When the Arkansas Economic Council-State Chamber of Commerce community betterment clinic was conducted In Blythevllie last summer, the need for widening ol streets was stressed by the participants In trre clinic, which was sponsored locally by the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce. Of 26« clinic participants offer- ng suggestions concerning needed mprovements In Blythevllie, 94 mentioned widening of streets, while 0 others offered a similar sugges- lon under a broader program of treet and sidewalk improvements. Batesville Officer Is Charged with Slaying Motorist New York Stocks A T & T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper .... Beth Steel Chrysler National Distillers .. Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward .. N Y Central Int Harvester Sears, Roebuck Republic Steel 138 3-4 67 3-» 8 5-8 24 1-4 46 3-4 IS 34 1-2 M 7-8 49 1-4 10 , 24 1-2 36 1-2 18 1-8 Radio ,,.. 10 3-8 Socony Vacuum 14 1-: Southern Pacific 35 i- 1 Standard of N J M 1-1 Texas Corp so 1-2 Packard 3 J-4 J C Penney 47 BATESVILLE, Ark., June 23. W) —A Batesvllle city policeman, Jess Long, was held In an undisclosed Jail today under a charge of first degree murder. He is accused of the fatal shooting of Tom Williamson, 27, filling station operator, here early yesterday. Alrts Ball of Batesvllle testified at a coroner's Inquest Long and another policeman stopped automobiles he and Williamson occupied, that he was struck with a blackjack and stunned but revived in time to see Long shoot Willtain- son twice and attempt to shoot hun a third time. . : Mrs. Ball and Mrs. Wllliamon, the later an expectant mother, were present. Mrs. Ball gave testimony similar to that of her husband. The couples were returning home from a barbecue. Mnyor llarney Chaney tald the officers stopped the men on the beliet that they were intoxicated.