The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 30, 1946 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK DOMINANT NEWRPAPrn nw HinRTHEAJJT ARK-ANKAB »Mr» •/-MiTtjo-.o-r i>rua/-tiTi» DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOKTHKABT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLIIL—No. 108 Bljlhcvllle Dally New* BJythevllle Courier Blythevllle H*rtld Mlulsslppl Valley ARKANSAS, TUUSDAY, JULY !!<), MHO SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Two of 10 Bodies Recovered After Ferry-Barge Crash By J. THOMAS MAKKKY United Tress Special Cm-respondent CAUUTHEKSVILLE, Mo., July 30.—The liodius of two victims of the fcrry-bai'tre collision here were recovered m>m the Mississippi River today as a Coast, Guard diver soiiKhl lo locate the remains of eight other persons missing since the accident. The two Ijodios were found floalinj? on the siirfaco by residents of Cottonwood Point, Mo., 12 miles South of Csirnthersville. They were identified as 1,. I,. Green, -Ri, sii'tl 13-year-old Jamas Kdwiml Kelly, botli of Carutlicrsville Charles B. Browr., of Memphis. Tcnn., miuie three dives late yesterday reported the swift current and undertow uinclc it impossible lo move about on the boltom. Salvage crews previously hart located one of the five automobiles pitched from the ferry's deck, with their occupants, ami attached n buoy to the vehicle. Five-year-old Jerry Vicke.-s of Ca- rullicrsvlltc was the only other known victim of the collision which occurred Sunday night nbout no yards oil the Missouri shore. Twelve passengers and the ferry pilot, Ed Hendricks, were saved. The eight still missing were among the occupants of five vehicles thrown into the water by the impact and they arc believed dead. Hearing Scheduled A hearing was scheduled before River Commissioner J. B. WykofT to determine responsibility for the f accident, the worst tragedy on the Mississippi since a commercial • transport plane crashed in the river near Memphis two years ago, killing 26. Tile Coast Guard hearing was to be held aboard the lighthouse tender. Wake Robin, which was piloted here from Memphis. The accident occurred about 9 p.m.. less than 100 yards from the Missouri shoreline as the ferry pulled up to the landing after completing a routine trip from the Tennessee side of the river. Barge Pilot Gives Signals E. W. Rogers, Vicksburg, Miss., pilot in charge of the barge tows, said he had signaled that lie intended to pass the ferry upstream but received no response. When he saw the crafts were going to collide, it was loo late to change course, nnd the ferry rammed the barge squarely on the beam. Kemlricks, a veteran of 35 years on the river, said he saw the sig rial but already had marie his turn. He said lie could see the two tugs of the barge train, but the shadow'' of the river bank hid the barges, j Others among the missing, and! presumed dead, Included Jesse Guy,' a deckhand on the ferry, and his: wife; L. L. Green, city clerk; Jim 1 Ed Kelly, 12, who was riding in l Green's car; Robert Wood. 22, and 18-month-old Donald Meyers, all of Caruthcrsville. Hard Work, and Clear Thinking Urged by Ford on 83rd Birthday DETROIT. July 30. <UP>— llenrs Ford, probably more responsible than any other man for develop ment of the i-uvmobile, cclebratcc his Bird birthday today by adn.v ing the nation's youth to devote II- self "to clear and long range thinking and planning.. .and, above all to hard work." | Ford, now in complete i-eliremen i except for directorships in the For Motor Company and Ford of Can • nda. issued a statement instead c granting the usual annual inlcrvie; • on his birthday. Reported in [;ood health despile his aj^e, lie will be the guest of honor at a community-wide "Henry Ford Day" ;n Dearborn this evcnim;. In his note to youngsters, Foifi ;aid the nation's problems were 'only temporary." He wa s optimistic about the future. Six Men Held For Killing Accuse'd Negro LEXINGTON, Miss., July 30. (UP>—Six white men have been charged with the whipping to death of a Negro whom they accused of stealing a saddle, Holmes Coun- ly Attorney Pat M. Barrett da id loday. The body of Leon McTatie. pro, was found in a Sunflower Cciinty bayou last Wednesday, Barrett said, and the six men were arrested early yesterday morning. Sheriff W. I.. Murtagh said, "it was evident" the Negro had hcen thrown into the bayou from a car and that he was dead at Iho time. "At least some of the six men charged have admitted whipping the Negro on Monday (of last week> over th c allcdged theft of a saddle," Barrett said. "The whipping allcdgcdly occurred on a farm near-] West. Miss., when McTalie denied stealing thc saddle, which belonged lo Jeff Dodd." Barrett said the men stoutly denied doing any more than whipping the Negro. Heirens Relates Details of Crimes Slayer is Arraigned In Chicago Court but Formal Plea Delayed CHICAGO, .Inly 30. (UP)—William Heirens. 17-year-old student, was arraigned today on charges of two murders and was to he taken immediately to Ihe state's attorney's office to begin dc.scri'.iing the two slayings and a third. The entire proceeding look lesi than a minute. A crowd jammed the courtroom, find six bailiils were lined up before the bench. Criminal Court Judge Harold O. Ward informed Heirens, whose hands were shaky and who showed the marks of a sleepless niijht. that he had been indicted on July 26 for tlie murders of Suzanne Ucgnnn, G, and Frances Brown, former stenographer and WAVE. "Arc you B'rilty or not guilty," he asked. Before Heirens could answer, Mai Coghlan, one of his attorneys said: "Your honor, we would like to withhold filing of a plea until Aug. 14." There was no objection from State's Attorney William Ttiohy or his stall, and the court granted the postponement. The judge Ihcn left the bench and Ihe courtroom was cleared. Heirens was started from the dxlh floor courtroom down t to Tuohy's Four are Killed, 30 Injured in $150,000 Fire Flames Route 200 Guests from Hotel In San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO, July SO. (UP)—Four, firemen were tilled and DO injured or overcome by smoke wUi'e battling it stubborn five-alarm fire lhat raged more thai four the downtowi Hotel Herbert early today Two hundred hotel guest; fled to tho street after lie roused by frantic phone calls from Mrs. Mary K Perry, ;ii), night clerk' who turned in thc first alarm. Damage was estimated at $150. 01)0 by Assistant. Fire Chief Miirlh J. Kcarns, who described Ihe bin* as "tile worst in fire department his lory, in fatalities, since 1908." Thc dead, all firemen, were Al bert Hudson. Lieut. John Uonnan,' Charles Lynch, and Waller Klvistky. Fireman E. J. Russell (old how he watched, helpless to do anything, while Uonnan and Hudson died. "They were right ahead of me. in Ihc back kitchen." Russell said. "There was n sudden Hash of fire that reached out and enveloped .heni just for a moment. "Johnny fell. He- was .still alive. l)iit I couldn't reach him, He drowned in waler from our own r t osc. Al was burned badly. I couldn't sen what happened to him." Origin of Ihc lire was undetermined, although fire department Investigators said It could have been caused by someone in thc seven- story brick holel dropping a lighted cigarel out a rear window. The first alarm was turned In around 3 a.m. Four hours later firemen still were playing waler on the smouldering -building. Fifty-five persons were forced to flee down the fire escape or wcrc carried down ladders by firemen when the llames, whip|>cd by a burst of wind, llarcd up and blocked off thc hotel main entrance. Gcirsson's Son Makes Statement 15,000 British Troops Enforce 'Shoot to Kill' Curfew Imposed On Holy Land City of 200,000 Light Vote Cast At liatavia, lit., former Army Cuplaln Joseph H. Ciarsson. whose falhei- Murray cinrssuii, is a principal in the Senate war profits hivcsllca- tion, is shown with n 4.2-Inch mortar shell iiiaimlnclurcd by the Erie Basin Melal 1'roducls Co., part of "piiper iinmltlims" empire. Tlv; former Army captain .said his cumnmmUTs were under InslmcUon.s lo "take cure of Oiirs-son," but he rescnled ihls Inlerlcrcncc wl'.h his Army career. INEA Tclopliulo.) Jewish Underground Leaders > Rounded Up by the Thousands JI'HUJSAI.KM, July SO. (UP)— Kiftoun thousand British troops, under ordcr.i lo. .shoot, on sislil any violators-of ••in h'oiiHiul curfew, seix.i'd Ihoii.snnds of Jews toilay in a to scurcli nl' Tel Aviv for tlic gang which Immlu'd I lie Kinjr David Hotel « weel< airo U. S. to Oppose All Isolationism Byrnes Joins British In Pledge to Aid Little Countries PAHIS, July 30. (UP)— Socrelnry of State Jnmes !•'. Byrnes pledger! (.he Uiiilcd States today never aB"l» to retire inlo a .shell of Isolationism, and with British support rromlsed full consideration o< Ihe views of the little countries. Contractor Tells Of $2,500 Check War Profits Probcr Asserts Contributor Should Be Indicted. . Byrnes headed the parade of tho chiefs of Ihe 21 for the Kuropetnrpfcjfce con Tin «..U-^ *.«--.:W.wJtiiy .«•« ^, _--i- City Officials Asked to Resign Request is Outcome Of Grand Jury Probe Of Bribery Charges TEXARKANA', July 30. (Ul'> — Three city councilmcn and the mayor of Texarkana today wcrc considering a request o[ a Howie County. Tex., grand Jury that they resign in the face of an investigation of charges of bribery. The request was contained in a written recommendation to judge W. N. Dalby by the grand jury ycslcrday. The recommendation stated that inasmuch as the scandal among city officials had shaken the average citizen's faith in the regime, il would \K best if the mayor and the three aldermen would resign their positions. Thc administration went iny. -office last May. Two weeks ago Mayor W. N. charged In oflice on the second floor, where I.cj special council meeting that will give details of the Degnan ana Brown murders and_ a third, llntt of Mrs. Josephine Ross, a widowed housewife. 8-25 Crashes, Killing 5 in Mississippi JACKSON, Miss., July 30. <UP) / —The Jackson Army Air Base re>} vcalcd today thai it had received ' a rc|>ort that five persons were killed in the crash of a B-25 near West, Miss. Thc accident was reported by the Slale Highway Patrol. Further details were not available immediately. Thc plane was said to have bce;i en route from Maxwell Field, Ala , to Enid Field, Okla. Graves to Sell Real Estate In Osceola Robert M. Graves has opened a real estate nRcncy in Osccoln. in ddition lo operating a business icrc, where he resides. , He plans a real estate survey oon to Ire made for Osceola lo de- ermine the. available housing facilities and n census of families vanting to rent or buy residences, "arms and business property. A native of Arkansas. Mr. Gravr.s illrndcd University of Arkansas, Fayctlcvillc. N. O. Cotton Cotton closed steady. open high low close March 3215 3215 3123 3150 May 3147 3162 3070 3115 July 3119 3120 3041 3082 Oct 3230 3230 3119 3163 Pec 3235 3235 3129 3175 work - ' vr, *^w~^'\~f~Tr^ conference!, recomtaenrlff _ proved by two-thirds of the rations represented here. The second session of the peace conference opened at -1:07 p.m. and was adjourned at (i p.m. The next plenary session will open at- -I p.m. tomorrow. Prime Minister Clement R. All- Ice of Great Britain addressed the conference after Byrnes hud repeated his pledges that Uie little nations would have all (he cliancc they wanted to set forth their views here, and that the Bin Pour would not reject arbitrarily any conference' recoriiin'cndation. Striking n keynote like that voiced by liyrnes, Attlce said the conference would he anxious U> hear the opinions of the 17 little powers here. Their criticisms. snt:iicstlons and recommendations must tin Kiven "full consideration." he said. Russian Foreign Minislcr V. M. Molotov was absent from Ihe conference session, Ihe only missing major delegate. After Altlce. Chinese Minister Wang Shlli Chich addressed Ihc conference, lie announced that the Chinese delegation would make three main proposals on '.lie draft treaties: (1) That unduly severe military .clauses for Ihc defeated nations ulc | should nol be considered. Talley and Harry Everclt, had ac- I (2J T ! 1!<1 - ^«°"^ I'"!"'™' <">" copied $1.000 bribes for an affir- aldermcn. Albert McWilllams. Lcc mative vote on a plan to purchase property for a street right-ol-way exlension. The mayor charged 'hat Iwo Texarkana businessmen pur- economic clauses deserved fuller discussion. (3) That some Italian colonies i should eilhcr be given independence Immediately or placed under a United Nations Irusleeship for d . , L wnm-u *1ilVIUIl?i 11 UM LIIMHU It)] il lascd the property and then paid , r ,xed period during which prrparuthc: aldermen for favorable votes. | ,., ( , lls fc)l . sc i f .. K , lv( ,,,, mcnl '.„„', in _ The principals made no comment last, night but indicated Ilia:, they will make statements soon. Former Nurse Here Injured In Memphis Mrs. Kathryn Stibbs, .in Alaskan formerly married to a Blylhcville man. is recovering from nn automobile accident la;t week in Memphis in which she received a fractured leg and otler injuries. At the KenncriJ General Hospital there. Ward 3-B. she is expected to be a patient lor an extended lime. Coming to Blyllevillc from so- ward, Alaska, Mn. stabbs was ^ nurse at Blythevlle Hospital before entering thi Army Nursing Corps. She spenti two and a hall yenrs at Walter Heed Hospital. Washington, D. c, and after being discharged from strvicc she nmvcd al Walls Hospiim'herc before •jo- ing to Memphis (yherc she is nurse at Campbdl clinic. Hull May Testify in Trials of War Criminals TOKYO. July 30. (UP)—Former U. S. Secretary of State Cordnll Hull and Chinese Communist General Chou En-l,at may be asked to appear as defense witnesses for former Premier Hldekl Tojo and 26 other Japanese war criminal suspects, it was learned today. Unconfirmed rumors also circulated thc court house, whore the current war crimes trial is taking )lacc, lhat Japanese defense attorneys wish lo call Republican Senators Owen Brewslcr, Maine, and Homer Ferguson. Michigan. These two senators signed thc minority report of the Pearl Harbor Investigating Committee blaming thc late President Uooscvcll and Hull for thc Pearl Harbor disaster. It was learned that American defense attorneys have discussed the possibility of asking the Far East Military Tribunal to subpoena Hull Members of the defense may go to China in an an effort to persuade Chou and other Chinese Communists to testify. It was presumed thai Hull would be questioned on American diplomacy during Ihc period Immediately preceding thc attack on Pear Harbor. dependence should be completed. Molotov is scheduled lo open lo- monow's session as first spe.ikrr. lie will be followed by H. V. Evutt of Australia. Byrnes pledge was given after he had won a surprise victory for full niblictty on thc proceedings of Hie conference, procedure commillrt-. He was unexpcclrclly joined in this Ight by Soviet Foreign Minislrr V. M. Mololnv who strongly urged fullest possible press coverage of all leacc conference proceedings. Byrnes victory for full press rnv-jthe eragc of the procedure committee was expected lo open to corrr.sp'm- dcnts all the conference committees. including the treaty drafting committees. WASHINGTON. July 30--1U1 1 ) — .Sen. Tom Connally. D., Tex., said today thai hulUiini' conliiiclor Elvlnd Anderson "should be Indicted" for ticnditiK a $2,500 cliccl: lo 'the secretary or Rep- John M. Coffee, U., Wash., to get help In obtaining a government contracl. Connallly made his statement the Tacumn. Wash., builder lite Senate War lilvcslljniLlliB niltteu that, the check was lor . 1 expected to get" nnd Coffee maintains—a c:i palgn conliibnlion. Connallly told Anderson that U he paid Ihe $2.50(1 to gel "liillu- cncej' he was violating the law. "According to my theory." Cunnally added, "you ought io be Indicted." Anderson said it wns not until three years after (he 1041 check Iransiicllon Unit he learned It was "against public |x>!icy lo pay such money." .Anderson said differ, [nlil him in April of 19-11 Hint he wiiulil "take earn of ynur interests here I" Washington" if Anderson K-^vr. Olson tin: $2,r,M> check. Anderson was asked if Diero had been any mention of "campaign expenses" during discussion of the check. "There was no convcrsiUlnn about campaign expenses," Anderson replied. "II was never mtn- lloncd. Anderson, who finally won a government contract for n $1,000,000,000 hospital, said no Inter li-si- cd the $1!.500 as a conlriict expense Incurred for "reprcscntaiion in Washington" but lhat it was nol pel-milled on grounds It wa.s "not a proper deductible item." Sen. Homer Ferguson, u. Midi, asked Anderson "if Coffee got tin money." (The check was made otil lo Paul Clson. Coffee's secretary in 13-11.) "He (Coffee) wns gratified." Anderson replied, "but w : ho got llu monev I don't know slill." TAI.KKI) IN t;OKItll>Olt. Anderson said he sent the chrcl-' lo Olson following a convrrsauol In a "long narrow corridor" on Ihe House side of the rjupiKii Building. He said h e was in Washington at the lime as low bidder on :i $1.000.000 Army hospital con:iau. lie said Olson accompanied linn on two trips to thc War IJep:nl- in cut. Coffee, who described the che.:k as a "campaign contribution," lini said that he interceded with thi' In City Precincts Interest is Centered On Races for Senate And for Circuit Judge Voting llmnutliniil Mississippi County wns vny slow this morning with only Lioii vote-it cast In lllyllU'Vlllr. up unlil |2:3i) o'clurK nnd irtlu'i- voting pluci'S rcpmlcil small number:! uf voters turning out. The pulls dose »l il::io p.m. With mily [iin- county odlce being volnl UIKMI In (his first pi-i- nuiry today. Ihe Aug. 13 prlnmry is I'xpirlcd lo crcalc far more In- lorosl with most of (he more than l-'.COl) iTgfNlcrod voters probably cnsllnu ballots. Voters Unlay wcrc showing their pivfcremv (or governor, lieutenant governor, ami auditor In KliiiR contests; for circuit Judge In iim: district contest and for stale scu- clor in u ctmnly race. In lllylhi'vllli< ilto voli'K had been cast ut the city Mull, ill! at Hlinv Hnith's Hlorc mid 30 at the new fire Million, itc.slilenls may virtu lit any o[ the lliree hoxrs. Itall.v al t.'onrl House Thai. Ihe final primary will be "hot," iinc was evidenced last night by the political rally staged 111 lilylhcvlllo. A i;oml-sl/c crowd heard talks. Wl>l 'c eligible lo vole, but luck some of which were: unusually wclli I' In stulc races anil In ivl presenlcd lo a responsive luidir-nrc. ] except u tevr county campaigns People altrntllng were given n first hand account of tin: anguish endured by Ihc American prisoners of war at hands of the .Japanese by Jefferson W. H|icck of Frt'llHiman's IJayon, prisoner dlli-- Jng I hi: war and who spoke In lit'hnlf of his candidacy for stale Primary Holds Little Interest Light Vote Indicated As Democrats Go to Polls Over Arkansas liv linltr-d I'rrss Arkansas went lo the polls lo- diiy lo vole in Ihe preferential Democratic primary with Jhe of- flccx of governor, lleulenaiit n ernor and Male auditor conmuuid- Ini; Klalcwldo attention, Also at sliike are Ihe slain senate races In N cvcn district*, pros- ccnllni' allovncy In five dlstrlcl-i circuit judge In two dlslllcls, chancellor In one district, and u.ssort- i-d .stale rcprcscnlnllvcs, count) 'Judges, .sheriffs, collectors line constables. All estimated :i!IS,000 pcrsnn.'i senator. [if. described Ihc day when a Hlythevlllo Naval officer, lien II. Levy Jr., died while in the hold of- u - Jap'.tncttu .catlle boat being moved to another prison camp, as American bomljors struck at the ship. Major Speck wa.s with him and later critically Injured when bombs .struck another ship on which he was placed, Charges Arc Hurled Charges wcrc made by sonic of Ihe candidates of alleged pruc-j tiers curried out. by presenl comity officials, challenges wcrc hurled and nol answered and Ihe i[ooii- sl/.ed audience aided tho colorfulness Tjf the occasion with plenty of noise. Olhcr candidales who .spoke were }ack Finlcy Robinson, seeking the 'ffici: of sheriff; Gene K Hrud- Icy, candidate for county JiuUc; W. W. Watson, seeking the- of (Ice of assessor, anil James Hoy. sp'jak- Ini; in behalf of Charles W. Light of I'aragould, candidate for circuit court Jtidye. Mayor K. II. Jackson Introduced the speakers at Mils rally, one ol a number planned wilh the ncxl Klylhevillc gathering scheduled for Lhe nlghl prior lo the Aug. 1 primary. was UMiccled lo hold (he vole dowr lo Iocs than 160.000. Al. Ihe Aug. 1. 1945 deadline 371.:nri persons had (laid their pol hixcs. An estimated lifi.OQO c.x-ser vlcrmcn have iiualifled lo vole since then. Of Iho tolal civilian poll luxes, nn csllnmlcd 0,000 arc Nruro volor.s. Topping the state races Is tlv: morc-or-less lethargic drive for govc\or. dov. lien Laney con- cludutl n passive campaign last, nlghl with a l[j-mlnulc sialcwlde radio broiulcasl In which ho accused lits opposition of baslmc his claim to office on "lying and rabble-rousing," Ijincv did not mention either of his opponents by mime, but ob- lonsly was referring to James Husband Slays Wife, Wounds 2 in Busy Store il The* British nrmy look over 1*1 Aviv, Jewish city of 200.000, in a nlllury operation described. officially as the Wggcsl ever carried- ml against, si clly In the Holy mid, . • , Sir Al:m Cunningham, M(h roiiiiiil.sNlcnirr lor I'ulratlne, aii- . nounccd Uie Imposition of a. strict curfew, which will be maintained through this week." He said that any person "ccn- '• IrHK'tilnK the curfew In Tel Aviv would he shot nn sight." Those delalned were Interrogated In bin bed wire pens under a burri- 'ng mm.. Soldiers with clubs herd- l ed Ihc detained persons into pens. All government buildings were occupied by Ihe army, no newspapers published hi Tel Aviv were IMJI milled lo circulate outside the clly. W. N, .Gray, inspector general of police, wa.s present when- the) mayor of Tel Aviv, Israel Itoknli, < wns taken under escort, presumably lo aid the operations. Then; hud been no reports of casualties by mid-afternoon. .--. Sir Alan announced Imposition •of a severe curfew nnd stated thai "any person contravening the curfew In Tel Aviv would be shot on siuht." Sixth Airborne, Division' "Red Devils" occupied Tel Aviv at dawn, culling II off from thc world, began a search expected to last four clay:;. A milllary spokesman cnld.lhou- unmls of Jews were being detained for questioning. . , Policemen Under Ban. Too The curfew wa.s so severe that even Jewish' policemen were ordered to obey It. ,It was .the, bis- gcst military operations yet carried out' In Palestine. , ' •' It was Indicated that Havana, largest of Iho Jowisli rcslaLnnci! movement*, had refused to cooperate with the British In scnrch- Ini! out- the bomb plotters. Uarlicd wire barricades and gun War Department, to gel Andcr.soi.' hospital contract. Col Ice M KM PHIS, Tenn., July 30-- (Ul'l—A mm) aimed with :n automatic shotgun ran atuock li I lie bargain basement of l,O'.ven s!rut's department store today am killed his wife and wounded three other.s hctore dropped by a policeman. Patrolman c. li. l.ovc, uh Ihe man when he slooprd lo picl; up his false Iccth. tentatively Idcn- tillcd him »s Robert llornrr. Mt.s. Cii'ilrude Iforner was dead on arrival at .St. Joseph's huspj- tal. Jlortirr entered the department, store .shortly atlcr noon and sought Ills wife in the basement. He livr.l VI. Mulnno, former Lonoke County udce, who ha s slumped the htalc n MID past five weeks. The governor had been content i mute only one previous cam- lahinUpcoch In a statewide nrond- nsl. and to rest Ills case on his accomplishment n s a "business nan governor." Mailing Hans l.nncy Malone closed his campaign last night with a broadcast in which continued to criticize what he termed Laney's "do-iiolhtng |>oll- cies." Virgil Cirfcnr of Hlylheville. the (bird man In the gubernatorial race, made two speeches. Probably Ihc most Interesting stale race Is for lieutenant governor. World War II hero Nalhan Cior- don of Morrlllon and Hoy Milmn of Harrison, dean of the state Senale, carried on (he most Inlcnsivc campaigns. K. T. Sullon. Helena attorney, made a few speeches The only oilier race for a sl roiiMltlitional office is for slale auditor, with J. Oscar Humphrey trying for re-election in a passive cam- i IKilun against II. C. (Hob) Surridgo of Walnut Ilidge and II. W. Tycr of l.iltlc Rock. Iiilrrcst reached a peak In Garland County last night witli two simultaneous city-wide rallies. One was by administration candidates of Mil- Mayor I .DO Mcl.aughlin polili- licim; ml nrgiini/ullon. The other was by i the veterans bloc who have waged [> sittit, ! a vigorous campaign lo break the Mcl.aiiglilln regime. emplacements wc rc thrown together In Iho streets. A military spokesman said tho operation was aimed mainly at loundlnc up members of .irgun Zval Lcumi and the stern Gang. Scores of Tel Aviv buildings were siirroimdccl nnd their occupants detained^ Tel Aviv wns cut off from the world by a circle of troop s .! Tele- ))lionc communications were severed. •. • The curfew was expected to continue for nl least four days. It will be broken 20 minutes daily to allow the city's 200,000 Inhabi- lanls to buy food. Sporadic shots were heard In the 'city during the search, rjren gun carriers moved through the slrccls, supporting Ihe Infantry. The offices of , the -,-ncwspapcr llnarolz were occupied by iroops. Overloa'ded Skiff Sinks; Six Drowned VICKSBURG, Miss.. July 3d.— (UP)—A tiny, over-crowded si"-"' cnptlzcrt at Ihc mouth of Slide's Bayou near here today, causing six tlmbcrmcn lo drown. The dead were L. A. Decker, .i" 1 * live unidentified negroes. Deputy sheriff E. G. Willinrnr-on said Ihe accident occurred a.s t" men were crossing thc bayou to Strip of timber. It happened near the bayou's entrance into Hie Y.i- KOO River. . Only Decker's body wos recovered Immediately. . d Anderson was disliked by crrl.i'ni Army qiiarlrrmaslcr officers In: I lhat ticn. firchon II. Hoincrvell. former chief of Ihe Army Krrvit;? Forces. agreed lhat Anderson should gel the construction job on thc basis of Ills low bid. On Ihc way back lo Ihc Cnnit'il from their last trip to the War Department, Anderson said, Olson mentioned lhat he ought lo Imv; n "rtprcsenuuive" in Washington I" handle his contacts with the War Department. Anderson said he told Olson four shots, byslaiuici.i State College May Operate New Industry AS Mrs. Horner wns bciiiR lakcn from thc ci^hl-slory InilUlhig. m thr hn.rl of <.| own town Memphis, polire arrived ami blocked off nl! L'Xlt.S. Kvrry nvnilnblp policeman «';<"-1 nt - Arkan.siis c:illr<l in, juul Hornrr was suou Jonr.sboro. PAVKITKVIM.K, Ark., July 30. (UP)- -The iBurotni of Rcsearcli ut (hf! University of Arkansas here loclsiy continued lo nmkc plans for uj> an industrial pilot plant State College at ct.inrvrd in the basement. After a first exchange of thc police gave women shoppers a , chance to leave thc .scene. Horner i ( rourlird behind a counter, and Patrolman Love hid behind another. l.ovc said that Homer refused that lie had added S2.5GO lo his bfd - io lay down his sholgun and "and thought thai should da It " N. Y. Cotton NEW YORK, July 30. <UP> — Cotton closed steady. open high low close March 3200 3201 3120 3117 May 3165 3165 3085 3110 July 3102 3110 3045 3071 Ocl 3210 3240 3145 3IV4 Uec 32-ff, 32-ir» 31SO :itl>2 Spols closed nominal :it 3.M8, down CO. at him. _ As they waited. Love said. Horner drorped a set of false teeth. He stooped lo pick them up. "H wns my chance," Love said. "I lircd." Weather ARKANSAS-Piully cloudy today. loniRht, and Wednesday. Scnl- 'nr i< d Ihundorshowers .east portion ' The main problem lo be tackled by thc plant, according to Bureau Director Or. c. O. Branncn, would be determining the economic practicality of dchydraling sweet potatoes for livestock feed and various hay crops as a business venture. N. Y. Stocks A T k T American Tobacco Anaconda Copper Bethlehem Sled Chrysler 118 1-2 General Electric General Motor s Montgomery Ward N Y Central North Am Aviation Inl Harvester Kcpubllc Steel Hadio .. Treasury Files Open to Probers Senate Committes Given Access to Income Tax Figures WASHINGTON, July 30. (UP) — The Treasury Department, at the direction of President Tninipn. today opened its secret files to the Senate War Investigating Committee. Several committee members intended to study the individual income tax returns of every key figure in the Garsson munitions case — including officials of the IG-firm Illinois syndicate, sonic generals, and Rep. Andrew J. May. a.. Ky. Assistant Committee Counsel F. D. Flanagan said the committee hopes the lax returns wjll supply new leads for Us sensation-packed Inquiry inlo war profits. The Garcson munitions combine, accused of "unconscionable" profiteering. handled $78.000.000 worth of government war contracts. The four chief officials in the Garsson companies were Dr. Henry Garsson and his brother, Murray •W. Garsson. Allen B. Gellman nnd J. T. Weiss. 1 May, described as "guardian angel" of the combine, served as fiscal agent In Kentucky for thc Cumberland Lumber Company, a Garsson subsidiary which received 448.COO from parent firms for lumber It never delivered. An executive order Issued by Mr. Truman -late., yesterday directed the TreasUr^i-to make requested records availajjJe to the committee for 1S39 throuzh IMS. • • . .. Committoe Chairman James M. Mend. D., N. Y., said his commit- later this week may recall Comptroller General Lindsay C. Warren to give additional irtfor- 13 3-1 illation about war profits. . : ; . , 198 3-8 M 1-3 46 1-2 113 46 5-8 66 3-4 74 1-4 22 3-4 ..... 12 7-3 tee 9-1 36 1-4

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