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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH* DOMINANT MXWaP VOL, XLV— NO. 7» Btythmitl* DeJU MM* BlytherilJ* Courier WythnUI* Herald Miiriiiippl Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 1949 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVJB CENTS Contracts Let : or Walker Park Fair Association Auriiorizcs Work To Cost $41,273 Contracts were awarded yesterday by the Building Committee of the Mississippi bounty Fair Association for a women's building in Walker Park and concrete was being poured today for the foundation for the new structure. Announcement of the awarding of contracts was made this morning by R. E. Blaylock, association secretary, who also is a member of [the building committee. Total cost of the building, on Ihe basis of the five separate contracts ; yesterday, win be $33,126.55, with Ithe general contracts awarded to ughes and company of Blythe- for the brick portion of the uilding and to the Delta Steel luilding Company of Kennett, Mo., (for the steel portion ot the structure. tie Hughes bid was for 18,800, s an additional $1,498 for the Crete work. The Kennett firm's bid for the steel was $10.508.55. This (firm submitted the only bid for r . steel. Two bids were submitted • the general contract, and three the concrete work. Other successful bidders were: Charley's Electric Service, who greed to do the electrical work for 1,746. Two other firms submitted bids. Jess Province, who obtained the plumbing contract on a bid of $575. our firms submitted bids for the umbing. ..To Spend $8.147 for Fencing... The committee also awarded a ontract to the Cyclone Pence {company, through Us Memphis ranch, for 3,925 feet of chain-type enclng at a cost to the association .$8.147. One other bid was sub- nitted for the fencing 'contract. The fair association received $50.- frorh the state to finance the nprovements. Mr. Blaylock said (that contracts are to be let later (for painting of existing buildings ,t the fair ground*, and that paving pf drive* in the park will be completed this summer If sufficient [funds are available to complete the irojectrtarted last year:b3? the city. ~ %usatier+'*<Jl : : the building' "committee met 'yesterday afternoon in me office of. Je/ " '— "t.t.orney Una committee! ;n fhe bids. Other mey m- nittee are: L. H. . Jent pf the association; Air. .£>laylock, aleigh Sylvester and W. P. Pryor. T-Shape Building Planned *he woman's building will be frected In the form of a "T" with khe center steel section 40 by 120 feet to house combination auditorium, dining room and exhibit bundling. The auditorium will have a eating capacity of 800. Two 20 by 30-foot wings will be irected of buff brick and the front bf the structure will be of similar leonstruction. Mr. Blaylock said. Plans for the building were pre- by A. F. Heinicke, Blytheville Architect. The bids on which the contracts the building were awarded were |n line with the architect's esti- ates, members of the committee Reported. \ One of the wings will provide Quarters for the Mississippi County home demonstration clubs and will pnclude gitchen facilities for pre- aratlon of meals to be served in Jhe large dining hall. The other will used as a lounge. The building was planned so that [the auditorium could be used as a kite for conventions. Hozen Finn's Bid Low on Project In South Missco A bid of 1106,310 apparently was low for construction of 3.4 mile* of blacktop and two bridge* on the Marie-KeUer Boad in Mississippi County, it wa* disclosed today by member* ot the State Highway Commission In Little Rock. The bid was submitted by Buckton and Cole, Hazen contractors, and the contract was expected to be awarded during the afternoon. The project was one ol 10 on which bids were received today. None of the others were for construction in Northeast Arkansas. O'Bannon Held On New Charge Missouri Officers Request Arrest of Two in Blytheville Sheriff William Berryman said tills morning that Malcolm O'Bannon, 19, was freed under a $500 bond late yesterday following his second arrest yesterday in connection with the burglary May 30 of the O. B. Samford Liquor Store at Holland, Mo. Another Blytheville man, Cecil Oliver Bashears, about 22, was al«o arrested vesterday in connection with thJ burglary. Sheriff Berryman saM, and was turned over to Missouri authorities last night after waiving extradition. O'Bannon and Bashea..; were arrested yesterday on warrants issued by Missouri authorities charging them with talcing part in the burglary. Both men were picked up for questioning the day following the burglary, Sheriff Berryman said, but were released by Missouri authorities due to lack of evidence. Faces Two Charges At the time of his second arrest yesterday, O'Bannon was under a $500 bond awaiting extradition by Missouri authorities on. a charge of aiding the escape of two prisoners from the Femlseot County Jail in Caruthersville June IS. Missouri officers had charged that he furnished Kenneth Young, 24, of Blytheville and William Grant Sumner, 41, of West Frankfort, with a metal pipe which was used by the two men to force. a lock on the door of their cell in the Caruth- Democrats See Greater Margin For Housing Bill 40-to-50 Vote Edge Foreseen; Southern Revolt Overestimated WASHINGTON, June 24. (IP)— Amid signs they had overestimated the strength of a Southern revolt, Democratic leaders today boosted the margin by which they expect the House to pass a trtmmed-down housing bill. Rep. Priest of Tennessee, the assistant Democratic floor leader, said after counting noses that the measure will sail through the House with 40 to SO votes to spare. Up to yesterday, administration forces had counted on no better than a 30-vote edge, with much depending on how Southern Demo- Polio Coses over U.S. Show 36 Per Cent Rise over 1948 Total WASHINGTON, June 34. (*V-Th» polio atawn, just starting, has turned up M per cent more case* across the country than U<t year. If the rate Is maintained, 1M0 could approach the peak ot 10,000 cases reached In 1910. Better reporting and diagnosis of UM disease account for part of the 1948 rise. Accept for a limited area in Texas, the Public Health Service reported today, there are no Vocal concentrations or sudden climbs which suggest possible infantile paralysis epidemics. But the number of eases reported. 2,309 up to this week, Is high enough to warrant "every precaution" during the summer vacation season, a Health Service spoke*- crats voted. The House begins balloting on man said. This advice n last winter's epidemic and are carried over into this year'* count. This year's country-wide total of 2,30) case* to date compares with 7 In 1«4»—which would up being the highest year since 1516— and with a five-year average of 1,040. The Public Health Service says a more accurate Index of the intensity of the outbreaks la to count offered for va- amendments today, after a long and bitter debate. The final showdown on the bill probably will not occur until next week. Priest, whose job it is to keep a running check on how votes are" stacking up, told reporters "a minimum of 30 and probably more" Republicans will vote for the bill, even' though the House GOP Policy Committee has taken a firm stand against it. The Republican opposition kept up a running battle against the legislation yesterday with more shouts that it is a drift to "socialism" and "economic slavery" and would imperil the financial position- of the government. •r. D. R., Jr.. Backs Bill Pranklin T>. Roosevelt, Jr., speaking for the fir^t time as a member of Congress, dispuleci that. Passage of the bill, he said, would be a blow to both Socialism and Communism. Rep. Wolcott (R-Michl. leading the opposition, told newsmen he is against the philosophy of the bill and has seen no substitute proposal that he will support. No matter what edge the Democrats claim, he said, the fight will go catkmers and weekend holiday travelers: Don't get overtired. Don't plunge into cold water when overheated; avoid sudden chill. Watch the resort town's newspapers. If they report polio, take extra care about getting in crowds washing hands, swimming in polluted water. Inspect tourist cabins and camp sites for too-numerous flies. Use care if traveling in polio areas in the polio season; September is the peak month- Keep your general health as good as possible. Nationwide, 218 cases of polto- only the which occur after the year's low point. That wa» on March 19 this year. Using that method, the total this year to date is 1,4S». or 3« eases more than in 1941. Th* five-year average is 802. The total number of cases and the more moderate recent rate of climb suggest that, If the rate it maintained, 1949 will top 1B4TS total of 77.SS* cases and will fall somewhere short of the 1»1« total of 30.000. o( tn * 1B " "*** caused myelitis were reported last week, compared with 2S3 a year ago. The week's biggest increases were in Texas, 10« new cases against 94 the previous week; California, 23 as and Oklahoma, » as One other state had 10—Arkansaa, with 14 against against 22 more than new cases. Texas has reported 555 cases so far this year, 54 more than on this date a year ago. California has had 428 as against last year's 219, but about 300 were cases which started Paralysis. Fewer than half did so in 194»A state - by - state breakdown shows the record so far this year (the first figure Indicate* this year's total eases, second figure shows total on the corresponding date last year) and include*: West north-central—Minnesota, 56, 19 Iowa, 34, 11; Missouri, 21, 11; North Dakota, 10. 3; South Dakota, 32, 31; Nebraska, JS, 30; Kansas. 33,13. ' East south central—Kentucky, 20, 12; Tennessee, 19, 17; Alabama, 40, 26; Mississippi, 5«, ». West south central —. Arkansas, 56, 12: Louisiana, 44, M; Oklahoma, 99.14; Texas, S5S, SOI. Judith Screams 'Frame-Up' As Questioning Ends Mi*s Coplon Blasts Case as 'Smelly;' Names 'Framert' WASHINGTON, June 24. (API — Judith Coplon screamed "I've beef! framed" over and over today at the end of cross-examination In her espionage trial. When Prosecutor John M. Kelley, Jr.. finally (aid "That's all." Miss Coplon remained seated on the witness stand. Then for nearly ten minutes she shouted that she had been "entrapped" and "framed." "This case is 'so smelly that It smells to high Heaven," she cried In hysterical tones. Earlier, in another emotional ou-.burst, she had shouted that "I'm not a Communist and I've never been a Communist." When she shouted there was "this conspiracy to frame me" she named those she said had taken part. Removal of Postal Appointments from Politics Requested WASHINGTON, June 24. (AP)— President Truman today recommended legislation aimed at removing postmaster apixjintments from politics. * ersville Jail. .. _ , ..., Young was being held along with filter DiiilS al-so of Elythe\-ille.-iw»Wn« trial on the Samford Store'burglary,- at tlw time of his escape. Sunnier was being held on a safecracking charge, officers said. Both men are still at large. .J »50« Bond Posted •> Sheriff Berryman said that O'Bannon was released under $300 bond when his attorney, Claude P. Copper, agreed to have him in Caruthersville next week for a preliminary hearing. The two men were re-arrested after Missouri officers had received additional information linking them with the burglary. At their preliminary hearings tn Caruthersville June IS, Young and Vastbinder were ordered held to await criminal court action on the burglary charge and their bonds were set at $2,500. They were arrested in the store at the time of the burglary when they were surprised by the store's owner. Library Opening Attended by 200 Osceola Structure, Erected as County Project, .Cost $70,000 Nearly 200 people from all poin! in Missisnppfii' County ucu-vwnvu.-. iiwuaiiiB nuu -. mini ife*^'. formal opening "of'•' housing aids. The cost is estlmatedf*70,000 county library m til the way from $7,500,000,000. to last night. Greek Premier Sophoulis Dies Unexpectedly GOP Senate Senator Taft members, of Ohio, It saUed Several including backed the bill when through the Senate April 21 by a 57 to 13 vote. .. The measure calls for "a/vast program of slum , clearance, pub>* housing and-, farm Polio Strikes Two in Manila Boys, Aged 4 and 5, Rushed to Memphis Isolation Hospital $ JO ,000,000,000. Rev. L. T. Lawrence, pastor at, {President Truman asked for cori- Osceola's Presbyterian Church, struction of 1,060,000 publicly- owned housing units in seven years. A' House Democratic meeting decided to cut this back to 810,000 units in six years—the same figure provided in Senate bill. 1. of C. in Osceola tated One of Ten Sest in Southwest The Osceola Chamber of Com- nerce has been rated as one of top chambers to receive recog- :ion for it- achievement in mem- «rship activities for the year 1948- according to Charles Joliff, nanager. This announcement was received day in a letter to the Osceola Shambcr of Commerce from C. C. tilker, who is Kansas State Cham«,- of Commerce manager In To- eka. Th.is followed an inquiry ade by Mr. Kilker to the United (States Chamber of Commerce and R-ho was returned a list of 12 of which Osceola was named. Mr. Ktlker was compiling this nformatlon for presentation to the outhwestem Chamber of Com erce Institute of which he Is an istructor. This meeting will be held Dallas. Texas, July 10 through 16. It is an annual meeting i> Chamber of Commerce mangers in the Southwest. The local chamber conducted Its embership las: October. A com- l-nittee of 40 members was divided fn teams of three each. J. C. Burtan was chairman . with Steve ter as the co-chairman. .The nittee completed the campaign one week. Attorney General Orders Probe of Flogging Cases WASHINGTON, June 24 UP)— Attorney General Tom Clark today ordered a full field investigi- tion by the Justice Department into recent night rider violence in Alabama. The announcement said that members of the Ku Klux Klan were "purported" to be Involved. At the same time a Congressional committee ordered puilic hearings on Alabama floggings. Some Southern representatives warned Congress to keep hands off. The hearings will start before a House Judiciary Subcommittee next Wednesday, with Clarke Stall worth, Birmingham Post reporter, as the first witness and Clarence Lake of the Birmingham News likely to follow him. Rep. Battle <D-AIa), in whose Birmingham district the Hoggings by white-robed mobs occurred, told the House "any federal exploitation" would "deter rather than expedite justice." Osceo/o Adds $319 to Fund For Memorial Soybeans Contributions from Osceola citizens today brought the total to $4,181.43 in Mississippi County's drive for a memorial marker to honor the dead in World Wars I and n. Beginning the drive in the South Missco town only two weeks ago, Osceolans paid *3!9.50 into the fund. Today's reporj was the first from Osceola. Contributors include the following: Joe Applebaum, $10; Osceola American Legion Auxiliary, $10; Barham and Hyatt, $5; Buchanan and Dunn, $15; Dr. George Cone, $15; Mrs. Emma Cox, J25; Crane- Laney Lumber Co., $5; Don Day, $5; Lowell Dixon, $3; John W. Edrington. $15. George Florida, $5; Dane Fergus, $5; Hale-Bowen, $5; Home Oil Co.. $10: Lu K Harwarg. $7.50; Sam Hodges, $5; Dr. Joe Hughes, $10; Jake's Barber Shop, $2; D. L. Moore, $1; O. E. Massensill, SIO; Mississippi County Bank. $10; Ben Nickol, $5; Myron T. Nallling. $5. Osceola Alfalfa Milling Co., $5; Fred Patterson. $5; Producers Coop, Inc., $5; Pruitt Rogers Abstract Co., $10; Steve Ralph, $5; Robbin Brothers, $5; Reidy Drug Store, $2; Nathan Weinberg, $10; Hymen Weinberg, $5; Paber White, $50; Western Auto, $2; Prank Williams $5; Ira R. Wright, $5; Edward A. Wyse. K. and D. E. Young Jr., $!0. Barksdale Manufacturing Co. and Joe B. Evans, both of Blytheville, also both contributed $5 yesterday. The goal for the marker is $6000. acted as toastmaster and recognized those .who were Instrumental the erection of the library aa well as special guests. Mrs. John W. Edrington, member of the library board,of trustees and past president of the Osceola Progressive Club, presented a walnut table to D. S. Laney, board member who supervised construction of the- building, at the conclusion of the night'5 program. Mrs. Edrington also paid tribute to the late William J. Driver, former congressman of the Pirst Arkansas District, who donated the land on which the building stands. Stale Board Represented Irene Mason, of the State Library Commission in Little Rock, represented that group at the dinner, hi complimented the Osceola Pro- ressive Club, Osceola civic leaders nd county officials who co-operand to bring the plan to a success- ul conclusion. Prior to Introducing guests and members of the County Library Board and the library's board oi rnstees, Rev. Mr. Lawrence traced he development of the project. Miss Eula McDoiigal, county 11- }rarlan, opened the meeting ant! Rsv. H. J. Couchman, pastor of Oiceola's Methodist Church, gave he invocation. Mrs. Edrington, with Mrs. Spen- ctr Driver at the piano, led the ;roup in singing the state aong 'Arkansas. 1 Mrs. Rece Saxoi Price, of the Civic Light OperE Company, san| *n aria from the opera, "Carmen." i spiritual and several selections rom light operaE. Mrs. Price w enthusiastically received and sani several encores. She was accompanied by Mrs. Ruth Ellen Janson at the piano. CHICAGO. June 24 (if}— Soybean quotations: High' Low Close July 2J4VJ 2.30'i 2.34^ Nov 2.07 2.05 S.06-06 Dec 2.05U 2.03?; 2.04Vi NewTorkTstocks Foretteriffe Nary Flier in Plant Crasfc MEMPHIS, Tenn., June J4. (ft — vrf U. Charles A. Jones, 27, of »yett«TU)e, Ark., waa Wiled when i.Navy tighter plane Naval Air Station here yrster- Wortd War Two Tetena, MM* ,« member, cf UM Mtval 4*' »«k^;/-• •*•*••••' ...;. A T * T Amer Tobacco .... Anaccnda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler ... I3« 7-8 ... 67 7-« ... 26 5-» ... 24 49 5-a National Distillers ....".'.' IS l-« Gen Bectric 34 3-4 Gen Motors is 1-4 Montgomery Ward 4* 3-1 N Y central 10 l-« Jnt Han-ester ;.,. 143-4 Weather Sean, Roebuck Republic 9ooo«T Tacuum Pacific of N J Corp 7-8 n 7-» 10 J-$ 14 i-« 35 1-$ K 3-4 M 1-3 Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Satir- day with a few scattered afternton and evening thundershowers. Not much change in temperatures. Ml)i*arl forecast: Occasl>na! local thundershowers tonight and Saturday. Somewhat cooler Srtur- day afternoon except extreme southeast. Maximum this morning—74. Maximum yesterday—»5. Sunset today—7:17. Sunrise tomorrow—4:4«. Precipitation 24 hours from '• aon today—.05. Total since Jan. 1—31.25. Mean temperature (tnidwir be tween high and k>w>—Mi. Normal mean for Jane—7$ Till* Date La* Tear Maximum this morning—t). Maximum yesterday— 93. Precipitation Jan. .1 to thi date * Ml—J»4L Today* Jumped the county total to 23 persons attacked since January, Cases of eight persons this we* were dlagnoaed as polio. Howud Howling. 5, .suffered a mild attack of polio yesterday. Pour-jear-old Larry E. Lee's at- ick »»s described by County Health Unit officials as more aevere han th! Nowlin child'*. Both rlctims live in Manila. Mfam Unfit* HH In Little Rock, Dr. T. T. ROM, tate heilth officer, said that Mls- isslppi County is one of the areas hardest hit In Arkansas so far this Tear. "Whih the situation has reached he stap of a 'mild epidemic' it is nothing to become alarmed about as yet. Ve have our fingers crossed and hope that the disease will not get out of hand. The rarhber of Arkansas cases reported luring June Is the highest on record for any June, he said. July and Aigust usually are the worst months for polio. Health officials aald the; did not know what is causing this year's eady outbreak. Declare* Innocence She leaned forward in the witness chair, and obviously directed her remarks primarily at Kelley and Raymond Wearthy, another prosecutor who used to call her "Judy" when she worked for htm in the Justice Department. "I dont understand this whole case," ,she screamed. "I am innocent. I will always say that I'm innocent and that I am being framed." She said that she did not know whether Valentin A. Gubltchev, the Russian with whom she was arrested, waa In the "conspiracy but she screamed that Gubltchev had left her to make a phone call only ten minutes before the PBI selttd them. Kelley finally managed to ask her how many persons participated in the "frame-up." She said that she did not know but r shouted that she was certain that Whearty and~H. P. Shapiro, a Justice Department attorney with whom she had admitted holding all-night trysts, were among them. Name* Laat Bow She also named William E. Foley, her last Justice Department boss. •' Her earlier denial-that she wa* or had''•been a Communl*t.* came while Kelley. was seeking to show that (ketches Mis* Coplon wrote about three acquaintance* included just the ' Information the Russians wanted to know about possible ecpkmage recruits. "The biographical sketches were found In Miss Coplon's pocketbook when the 28-year-old Government worker was arrested last March and accused of pilfering PBI secrets to pass to the Rauians. In one, Miss Coplon had written that Lorraine Elkln Binder- brand "remembers me as a Communist." "Why did she remember you as Communist?" Kelley demanded. 'I'm not a Communist and I've never been a Communist," she almost screamed. "Why did you say she remembers you as a Communist?" Kelley repeated. "I WTote that. I thought she thought of me—sort of an Impression of an Impression," Miss Cop- Ion responded. ATHENS, June 24. W 1 )—Themis- toclcs Sophoulls. premier of Greece, died today. He was 88 years old. Death occurred at his summer residence at 4:15 p.m. Although he had been ill and was near death last fall, his death at this time was unexpected. In a special message to Congres*. he urged enactment of a law to authorize the postmaster general to appoint all postmasters subject only to provisions of the Civil Service and Classification Acts. This would mean that the time- honored custom of the ''resident appointing first, second and third class postmasters—of whom there are some 21.000-would be abandoned. Senate confirmation of the presidential choice likewise would no lonser be a part of the routine. Postmasters theoretically have been under the civil Service system for some time. But legislators frequently have had a hand in pick- Ing one of the first three passing tlie examination and, furthermore, the Senate for years has had final say on confirmation. Fourth class postmasters are appointed by the postmaster general and do not have to be confirmed. These are for the smaller offices. The new legislation requested by Mr. Truman Is in line with a recommendation of the government reorganization commission headed by former President Hoover. To put the $600,000,000 Postofflce Department on a more efficient and businesslike basis, the President urged anew that postal rates be brought In line with Increased costs of operations. He predicted a deficit for the fiscal year 1950 starling July 1, on the basis of current rates, of more than $400,000.000. This, he salct, would result primarily from carrying a volume Bophoulii, politics for key figure In Greek half century, had been premier since Sept. 7, 1947, despite the turmoil of Greek poll- tics occasioned by the civil war with the Communist guerrillas In th* north. He weathered the most recent political'- storm only two months'ago, and this after: suffering a severe heart attack "which had him bedridden for several months. His reshuffled cabinet took over In April after a scandal involving a member of the previous government had caused the aged premier to offer King Paul his resignation. The venerable leader of the Liberal Party had been an Important cog In the Truman doctrine, under which the aid of the United States went to Greece in her civil war and to Turkey, under the shadow of the Russian bear. 34 Injured When Bus Leov« Road, Hits Ditch BALTIMORE, June 24. CAP) — AH but one of 35 passengers and the drivtr of a New York-Washington Greyhound bus were Injured at dawn today when It pitched off VS. 40 Jnst northeast of Baltimore. Only tro or three of the Injured were seriously hurt and none is listed as critical. The bus swerved off the highway, hit the foot-thick concrete fenders of a culrert. pitched 15 feet across a creek 10 feet below the roadway, and noxd Into an embankment. Gerald Philip Thibodeau, », of Philadelphia, wa* the driver. Aluminum Plant Employes Okay Plans for Strike HOT SPRINGS. Ark., June ». tffl—About 600 union employes at the Jones Mill aluminum plant near here have voted to go on strike July 1. The workers, members of Ihe United Steel Workers of America (CIO) took a strike vote at their regular meeting last night. They a walkout by a vote of Dlckerson. union director for Arkamas, Louisiana and Texas, said the vote was the first approved 527 to 0. James Shapely and Sharp-Witted Little Rock Giri Is Selected as 'Miss Arkansas' Lll'U.E ROCK, June 24. fJP>— The shapely and sharp-witted daughter of a Little Rock educator win represent Arkansas In the Miss America contest this falL Barbara Brothers, K, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. q. Brother*, was chosen Miss Arkansas last night at conclusion of the annual beauty and talent contest. Her father Is dean of Little Rock Junior College. Beverly Mai Jones of Warren, was runner-up. The judges apparently were impressed not only by Miss Brothers' beauty and her demonstration of talent as she sang and displayed a water color—but al*o by her unhesitating replies to three question* which were asked the final 1»U to test their Intelligence and ability to think rapidly under The questions Included her "pet peeves" about young men. Mim Brothen thought too mrr of them weren't a* neat u they might be and that some of them treat the girli "like young ladtei, even thtugh sometime] they might not be.' The «ther queitions concerned why "rial American* are opposed to Comaunlsm" and "What would do the most for Arkansas," Her opinion on the latter point was thit "a lot of Easterners" ought It see what a land of opportunity Arkanaa* Is and "soon It would be No. 1 on the map." The ntw Miss Arkansas is five feet, flvi Inches UU and weight lit pound,. She blue ey* and i Her buit Is M and hlpi 3S. Ids* Brothen I* the iccood MIu Little R*ck to become Miss Ark•a**i in recent year*. Miss pan CMnp woo the honor In 1*47. dtdnt spect. treat girls with proper re- of three scheduled in Arkansas this week. Worker* at the bauxile mines at Bauxite were to vole on the strike measure today. Voting was to be held In the hurricane Creek plant today and Saturday. All three plant? are operated by the Reynolds Metals Company, which employs about 1.600 aluminum workers in the state. Olckeraon said the strike vote waa called after negotiation* between the union and company officials broke down earlier this week. The present work contract expire* July I. Dicker-ion said the union la seeking wage increases, a pension plan and Is protesting a company employment cutback . A company spokesman declined to comment. Burglars Enter Two Residences On West Hearn City police »re today Investigating the burglary of two homes on West Hearn Street last night from which a total of $40 was reported taken. Elbert Johnson, who lives at 1332 Hearn Street and Doyle Turner who resides at 1520 reported lo officers this morning that someone entered their homes last night and took the money from the pockets of their trousers while they slept. Mr. Johnson told police that his billfold containing approximately $25 was taken from his trousers by the Intruder. The trousers, Mr. Johnson said, were placed on top of a chest of drawers In his bedroom when he retired «nd were found on the front porch of his home this morning. Mr. Turner told officers that his billfold containing approximately $19 was taken from his trousers In approximately the same manner. His trousers were found on the back porch of his home this morning. Entrance to the home was believed gained through front doors as doors or both homes were left unlocked last night, officers said. of business "below cost." $7,604 Raised To Improve Playgrounds More than two-thirds of th* $2,383 needed for equipping Blythe- vtlle's playgrounds has been »ro- vlded, according to Worth Holder, manager of Chamber of Commerce, Today's tola] was $1,SO4A». ;, TJie ' amount sought win , minimum facilities for. ioui. of the • parks.'IV-does noi/ however, include installation, Mr. Holder aald. Equipment . already ordered, including swingi, slides, see-sawa and sand piles, Is expected in about a week or ten days. The Park Commission hopes to have It Installed by the second week In July. Backstop* have already been set up for ball games In Little and Malortey parks and some game* have been played. A trophy donated for the City Baseball League by the Southwestern Supply Co. In Little Rock, from whom the equipment was purchased, will be displayed In downtown store windows, Mr, Holder announced. World News Round-Up (By th« Associated Pre*s> The National Chine«e Navy enforced a blockade on Communist- held Chinese ports today. A radio message from the Egyptian ship. Star of Suez, said she was stopped by eight rounds of gunfire. After clearing Shanghai passengers became alarmed and put on their life preservers, chine.se naval officers hoarded the Star of Suez. The ship afterward was permitted to proceed to Japan. This was the first ship out of a Communist-held port to be detained and boarded by the Nationalists since they proclaimed their blockade. Protentants In C a minority group—were reported to be rallying behind the Roman Catholic Church's struggle for existence In that Communist state. The Protestants, now numbering 1,000,000 adherents, have been a traditional foe of Roman Catholicism In Czechoslovakia. ha* brown hair, i fair complexion. inches, waist 24 cdapkte wardrobe tor th* trip to Ahantfc Oty for the national con- • chance America, His* a $1,M4 of becoming Brother* real* tilt Mb* Jon** won a tie* Plant Crash Victim ft*more</ to Hospital HATTt, Mo., June 24. Wy—Alden B. Parks, who was Injured when his light plane crashed at FtUi Morgan'* private field here yesterday morning, ha* been taken to a St. T^Mrt» hoapttel. A doctor who treated both Park* and hi* companion. Bob McCul- k»fh, who waa in the plane when it CTMiwtf, i*ld Parks possibly suffered *ptnal »r>d brain injurle*. were from «, Louis ami Cost ot Living Shows Slight Downward More For Month Ended May 15 WASHINGTON. June 24 W/— The cost of living nosed slightly downward during the month ended May 15. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said today Its index declined three- tenths of one per cent for the month. In Mid-April the Index hid advanced slightly, one-tenth of one per cent, over mid-March. Officials said actually there had been no really substantial change for the past two months In the consumers price index covering large Two hradred thousand Hungarian Communist Party members have been purged. Party Leader Matyas Rakosi said In Prague last night. Rakosi said the Communist leaders had found spies and paid agents of foreign powers in their ranks. Netheriandi Foreet began leaving Jogjakarta, former capital of the Indonesian Republic. The restored government of President Soekamo will take over about July 1. The Dutch look the ancient city br "police action" last December. cities. Fluctuations have been wider. Botti! wire reported en route to Carotit- however, between the Individual cities, than in the national average. Prices of all major groups except rent were a little lower than the month ended April 15, Ihe report said. Fuels declined U per cent, house furnishings U per cent and apparel 0« per cent- Retail food prices decreased OJ per cent for the month. During the month ended May IS food prices decreased in a cities, "*"**' wwe nrponec Strlkmg W«t Berlin railway workers plan to clear the snarled freight yards of the American and Prench sectors of Berlin today. They propose to establish an "emergency service" in the hope that stalled freight trains in the 'Russian sector will once more roQ into Berlin. increased in \ eccomd. ed la thrw. and were N. O. Cotton NEW ORLEANS, June «. (AP>— Closing cotton ouotations: High Low Close Jly 331Z 3580 32M-M Oct De«. »27 2911 Men. 3905 2M1 J90$

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