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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. X 1,11—NO. SOU Bl>thevlllo Dally New» Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Hl.YTIIKVILUC, ARKANSAS, WIODNKSDAV, MARCH l;i, I'JIG SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS STALIN IN BLUNT REPLY TO CHURCHILL General Motors Strike Settled Truman Attacks Pauley Enemies; Withdraws Name President Is Beaten in Attempt To Place Oil Man In High Post WASHINGTON, Mar. 13. (UP) President Truman today withdrew Edwin W- Pauley's nomination to be Undersecretary of Navy with a blistering denunciation of thc California oil man's enemies. "You stand before your countrymen after vicious and unwarranted attacks," thc President told Pauley, "with integrity unscathed, with ability unquestioned, with honor unsullied." The Presidents action was taken at thc request of Paulcy, who said he felt that under the circumstances he would not be able to "roil dor the Navy or you the high order of service both deserve:" The withdrawal was effected with an exchange of letters which ended a no-holds-barred battle in the Senate Naval Affairs Committee over the nomination. Tlie battic wns high-lighted by testimony of former Secretary of Interior Harold L. Ickes that Pauley used improper methods us democratic national treasurer to collect campaign funds. He accused Pauley of offering to 'raise $300,000 for thc 1944 campaign if the government would drop efforts to win title to oil tidelands. Pauley flatly denied thc charges, and Ickcs resigned as Interior secretary when Mr. Truman took his nominee's side. Ickes charged thnt the" administration expected him to commit perjury in Pauley's behalf. '-••••'. President Truman in 'withdrawing the nomination said Pauley had teen the victim of "continued misrepresentation" and "prejudice" to i which there was "no immediate antidote." He declnred that Pauley's. defense before the Senate committee had been "valiant and conclusive." Mr. Truman told Pauley that he retained "my faith in your integrity and your ability." He said that the fight that Pnulcy made had strengthened his faith. "The nation will know in more temperate times, thc full worth of your devoted and patriotic services." the president "said in a letter to Paulcy. Mr. Truman told Pauley that he withdrew 1 thc nomination "reluctantly." Tlie long-expected withdrawal was settled at a show-down meeting of the Senate Naval Affairs committee, and Mr. Truman made it final in a letter delivered to the Secretary of the Senate. Chairman David I. Walsh. D. Mass.. i.ssued n statement in behalf of the .senate committee commend- I ing Panlcy "for his patriotic ac- ' tion in requestinc the President to withdraw his name." r , Mr. Truman said he could not avoid "ironical reflections." "Your honor, integrity, fidelity to duty and capacity for public service have been completely established." Mr. Trumnn told Paulcy. In apparent reference to charges made against Pautcy by Harold L. Ickcs. who resigned ns Secretary of Interior during thc Pauley nomination battle, the President wrote: . "You stand before your coiintry- menl after vicious and unwarranted attacks with Integrity unscathed, with ability unquestioned, witli honor unsullied." Pauley's letter to the President, dated today, asked Mr. Truman to withdraw (he nomination because he felt that under circumstances of "curri'iil hysteria" it would be impossible (or him to render either the Navy or Mr. Truman the type of service he said both deserved. Pauley told the President that he would always be grateful for his unwavering confidence. "f stand ready to serve you and my country whenever and where _• ever yon may believe I cnn be of W assistance." ' Walsh's statement for the Senate committee said: "Thc Majority of the committee assure Mr. Paulcy in closing these hearings that they have no doubt regarding his personal integrity and administrative competence. Mr. Paulcy has stated, and we believe him, that he did not seek this position, and also, that he is entitled to have his name cleared of any charge made against him. It should be r.oted that thc record shows that no witness attempted to criticize his ability or integrity while serving in high public office before Pearl Harbor and during his most difficult assignment on German and Japanese reparations. Tlie committee is convinced thnt thc wide divergence of opinion expressed during these proceeding has provoked an uncertainty and confusion In the public mind. "Mr. Pauley's desire not to Jco- Agreement Reached Following All-Night Bargaining Session ISy HOY J. FOKItKKT I'niU'tl 1'ress Staff Correspondent mCTROIT, M:ii-. 13. (U.I'.)—General Motors ami the striking CIO United Auto Workers reached a suit lenient today to end the auto industry's loiiKCsl and most costly walkout on its ll.'Jlli day. The KuttlctiKMil, announced after a surimse all-night hargainiiiff session, provides an 18'/2 cents hourly wage increase for 175,000 striking General Motors employes in 92 plants in 50 cities. Under union rules, the strikers must ratify (lie peace pact before it becomes effective. Developments leading to the agreement came rapidly, and included a continuous IV'.i-hour conference that started at 9:30 p.m: yesterday and broke what had appeared to be a hopeless deadlock as the strike entered Its 11th week. Federal labor mediator James F. Dewcy. guiding light throughout the climatic talks since Jan. 30, announced the settlement. "The parties have reached an agreement for termination of the strike with respect to national Issues subject, to ratification of the local unions." Dewey said. Huge Communist Army Deployed Outside Mukden $ Chinese Nationalists Get Reinforcements As Russians Leave lly WAI.TEK. UHiAN Untied I'rrss Staff Orres|>omkiU James Stewart Dies In Florida Funeral Rites Heid For former Local Man Thursday Afternoon Mr. ami Mrs. BryunL Stewart and daughter, Miss Polly Ann Stewart, have returned from I3ar- toiv, Fla.. where they attondcci thc funeral of Mr. Stewart's only brother, James R. Stewart, who as reared hi IJlythcville. Mr. Stewart, son of the Irite Mrs. Glenn, moved here with his moth- ami stepfather. Dr. Glenn, from Riplej 1 , *renn., where he was born 54 years ago. A. veteran of World Wat 1 I, he was stationed hi Florida, a part of that time and upon discharge remained in that stale. Chief electriciiui at the Ayvicola plant of Swift and Company many years, ho had resided there 25 years. He died Sunday, Mar. 3, in Chicago, where lie -WHS attending an electrical engineers conference. His death, at Mormon Hotel, resulted from a heart attack. ; "Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at First Pres- ijyi cl -j nn church of Barlow by the Rev. W. B- McSwain, pastor, with Masonic and military riles at Wildwood Cemetnry there. Ife was a past Amencan Legion post commander and a Shrincr. lie is .survived by his wife, and a 14-year-old daughter, Virginia Ann Stewart. In addition to other relatives in BlythcviUe and Osccola he also had relatives iu Jackson, Tenn. Two aunts. Miss Gallic Rodgers and Mrs. Clarence Rlackmtrn of Jackson, accompanied Mr. and Mrs. .Bryant Stewart and daughter to Florida. They were away a week. "Hoth the international union and the corporation have urged "local unions and local managements to press for immediate settlement of local issues," the mediator said The walkout has cost the Flames Destroy Cotton Stored At Gosnell Gin The seed cotton house of the 11.' U. Hughes tlln at (iosnell was destroyed by file yesterday allrrnoon when between 12 and tfi bales of unpinned cotton also hurtled. The niylhevillo Fire Department was railed to fight, the flames, i','hU'h broke out about 4 o'clock. Tlie fii'e was confined lo the frame building nnd the uiiginned uilloii but both were a total loss. H was l>eltevcd a match WHS tossed into tlie seed cotton nnd CHUNGKING. Mar. 13. lU.P.)—i blown Inlo thc house where cotton wns Is stored Soviet evacuation of Mukden reported nearly complete today, and Chinese Nationalist forces appeared to have n good Blip on the I Munchurlan city despite a threat' from Chinese Communist troops^ deployed outside. [ A Central News Agency dispatch from Mukden said that MnJ. Gen. Andrei Kovtoun-Stankcvltch. the Soviet commander, will leave- the city on TViday, completing (he Russian withdrawal. A (government spokesman said there were no indications thnt the Red Army's departure from Mukden was the start of a general withdrawal from Manchuria. He until ginned. Air Field Under New Commander Col. Samuel J. Davis In Charge Of Field .Now On Standby Basis Hints Soviet Union IUH.I.KIIN TDHKAN. Mar. lit. III.!'.) — Ki'llahlr sources rrjw'rted today llmt Marshal Iviui HuKnimimn, Itussliin lank rxurrt, Is In I>rl7, rii]iit-it of Atcrli.ilJ.in | vhiiT nf North Iran. Ta- Blylhcvlllc Army is on a "standby" Air Field now ., status with a said the Russians had not yet set new comminuting officer who Is a date for that. | "awaiting developments." . . , , Chinese newspapers reported Col. Samuel J. Davis, whose home idle production workers between I that three additional Natlomillut is In Sacrmnenlo Calif arrived S125.000.000 nnd $150.000,000 in pay armies will be sent to Mnnchurlji.i Friday To assume command of the The vanguard of one army Icll field 'which now has seven officers from Shanghai yesterdny. Funeral Rites Held For Russet! Child Mary Ann daughter of Russell. Mr. and two-year-old Mrs. Daniel checks, in addition to practically nil of their War Bond savings, estimated at $900 each, according to company and union figures. In absence of company estimates. industry publications set losses suffered by General Motors and Its dealers and distributors at more than $500,000.000. GM's reconversion program barely had been started when the strike came. Harry W. Anderson, GM vice president and Walter P. Hcuthcr. UAW vice president in charge of the GM division, directed their delegations all night 1 through tedious legal phrasing to compose their clilTer- ences on wages, seniority and union security. The night-long session, apparently aimed at reaching a settlement of the dispute in one sitting, was unheralded until a two-hour afternoon meeting broke up late yesterday. Labor Mediator James F. Dewcy. personal reprcsDiitativn of Secretary of Labor Lewis B. Schwellenbach. announced that there would be- night session, but none of the conferees indicated a settlement might be in immediate prospect. Dewey. who lias puidod the negotiators through deadlock aftci deadlock since lie entered the case Jan. 28. refused comment. Routhcr and UAW President R. J. Thomas who has attended the negotiation since Dewey's arrival, gave no hinl of their plans. In negotiations since Nov. 21, the company and union had been unable to agree on wages, maintenance of union membership and seniority. Disputes broke up their talks re- peatcdly. Conferences were at Marshal Fodion Mnllnovsliy, nbove, Hod army commander in Manchuria, recently warned that Hiissin and China lire "real friends" miil "If anybody puts nut ti hnnd to interfere, we'll cut It olT," according to Reynolds I'ackurd. veteran United Press correspondent In Changchun. Stove Explodes And Damages Miller Home A spokesman said France and China .signed an agreement Uxluy by which French troops iWlll begin to take over Northern Tiido-Chlna ^ the Chinese garrison on March IS. completing (lie occupucv: I;-,-' March 31. Nationalist ifive been reinforced by American- cquipped troops moving city. The 50.000 Oomrminli gathered outside the city vet opened an attack, bul-a'nurri- ber of skirmishes have bMfi"-re- ported. Small scale skirmishing has lieen reported from the Fushan coai mining area. 40 miles northeast of Mukden. Communist forces are cu- Ircnchcd there. Last reports said that the Red commander. Gen. Cliu Teh was at Fushan. A Centra] Daily News dispatch from Haigin. a Russian occupied city about 300 miles northeast of Mukden, said (hat the Nationalist General Li chao Lin has been and less .stationed than (here. 100 enlisted men Whether the Held soon will become a cadet training school is not known, despite rumors that the field will open Monday. It is understood (hat • the field ,, now is on a "standby" slutus so forces - in Mukdrm , lm! lt cnn ,„, miu | c ml( , y (| , U( , k i y If th c War Department decides IOI'R trainees arc,needed (hull can trained at the several Uirec fields operated by the Army Air before the recent war. "*Thls Is what tin 1 Chamber of Commerce has been told by the Army Air Force all tile time since thc field ceased operations some time ago. Congress now Is considering an increased air forces, which would make It possible for the local field to be reopened if more IniininK fields arc needed but no such pl\n now is known here. The field today continued as a part of the Troop Carrier Command, having been transferred to stabbed to death. He was head of lhilt division "of the Army Air For- UIR Smo-Sovlct Friendship Asso-1 ces a number n f months ngo. elation. A Chinese disnatrh from Hanoi snid that railroad traffic between Haiini and the ncrbv nort of Haiphong was suspended Tuesday. It said that 100 French troops with 20 artillery pieces and 30 tanks began to move toward Hanoi Monday afternoon, but were turned back by Chinese troops along the ontc. D. Russell, died yesterdny nl Skai- standstill from mid-December until • Clinic. Death care at 2:15 p.m. Funeral services were held this afternoon nt Cobb Funeral- Home thc last of January. Through Dewey's persuasion, however, negotial ions were resumed nn- by the Rev. J. W. Robinson, of Ar- | til the differences were few. Until morclr with burial at Maple Grovo | Monday, neither side "was willing Cemetery. The only child make their home arid her parents at 307 Dougan. pardizc the interest of the Navy or the President by continuing to press for confirmation in the face of such high tension is to be commended. Walsh said the statement was issued "without objection." He emphasized, however, that it did nol necessarily have the support of all Republican committee members. Highlight of the six-week dispute over Pauley's qualifications was Ickcs' charge thai Pauley told him he could, raise $300,000 of democratic campaign funds from oil interests if Ickes would abandon his effort,-, to get federal possession of tidal oil lands. Paulcy v'jhcmently denied Iho charge. Ickcs then charged that to compromise. Paralysis Fund Goal Exceeded BlythcviUe Donated Total Of $1692 For Annual Campaign BlythcviUe lopped, its S1500 goa by $192.60 in the 1D46 Infantile Paralysis Drive, it was announced today after final reports. But North Mississippi County fel short $5S1.31 of its $3600 goal ant South Mississippi County, $51.5' short of its S3600 coal. The cntin fc.lllllti^. i^-<*vr> HULL l.,L.L.f.^\t i....- ....".V *». .*., JWVV r)~. *. *< Mr. Truman wanted him to He in I county contributed $6.167.12 of thc order to orotect Paulcy. Ickrs submitted his resignation, and thc President accepted it instanter. Panley was treasurer of thc Democratic National Committee at the time of his convention with Ickes in 19'H- Thc nhargc that Pauley told Ickos that California oil interests would contribute $300.000 to thc Democratic fund if thc tidelands suit was drop"pod first v:as published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Oct. 23. 194S. Thc Past-Dispatch quoted "authoritative sources" nnd at thc same time printed Pauley's denial that, he never suggested such a proposition lo the Secretary of Interior. The newspaper carried the account of the IcJtcs-Paulcy conversation in connection with a scries of stories dealing witli efforts of California oil interests to stop the government suit and press legislation which would affirm stato rlgTits to tidelands oil. ngo When the field was In operation for more than three years, it served as an advanced twin engine pilot training school until closed lem- pornrily and then reopened shortly before end of the war as a pint of the Troop carrier Command. Colonel Davis came here from Pope Field of Fort Bragg, Fnyctle- vllle. N. C. Ills family Is In Sacramento. Kxplaslart of » IwnlliiK stove «t llic Clnlr Miller vonltlcnce, BOO Liun- erntc. early Hits morning, cuuscd munh (Innv.icc. The kerosene explosion cuiisiul the sltivc to burst, pieces or tl^ stove iilrlkliig thc wnlls of tins dining room with such force lluil tl'oy wore broken. . : ..'.'.'.' Smoke mill sool filled llio enltio liousc mid scvcrnI fires stnrlcd from ttie explosion, bnt .Mr. Miller wns. nbto l.o sin(>lhc)' them out nn'cl Hie fire (tepnrLmen't wn.s not culled. lilt; eiUlrfe house vvns filler! with Kluoke Nn<i sooL which j>c?nctnitixl the closets by the explosion which crenlcd iv loud noise when the Move blew up. 11, vis bollovcd the explosion wn.i :rnu.sccl by n K°s forming from the kerosence, due to thc stove bein« turned iinuhUnlly low (hiring the pnsl scvenil rtiiys bcciuisc of wnrm- wcsither. The explosion, wlileh ocenrrct) mul CilS o'clock, "took plnce us Mr. Miller wns prepnrlng to KO work nnd oilier members of thc fninlly were In bed. TEHRAN. Mnr. 111. (U.P,)— T'l'e- nili'r Ahmed Ghavnni said today he had inofficial word of Russlnn troop movements towurd Tehran mid confirmed Hint the Soviets had nmdn certain demands ui>ou Iran during his recent vhlt to Moscow. Ghuvnm admitted that he had "heard certain rumors" regarding the sliULlnic of lied Army forces In Iran, us reported by the stntu Department In Washington. He said he needed to nuikc further Inquiry before li, : could Kay anything regarding the rc|K>rts. Clou. Prince II. 1'lvoiix, Undersecretary of Slule for Politics. sn|d thi> Iranlnn General Btatt hud received no reports of Russian troop movement;; as those coming from Washington. Two dnys after Ills return from Moscow, Gliavam held n press conference at which ho stied some light, on the troubled relations between niisslu and Iran, nut, he dealt largely In generalities, nnt sidestepped salient questions. He referred specifically to Washington advices. The State Department there said II had received reports to the effect tliut In the IIIKI week additional Soviet armed forces and heavy combat equipment had been moving southward from tlie direction of the frontier through Tabriz toward Tehran and (own rd Western Iran bordering on Turkey. . ... s invAm. szld he took .t','5 , riciin Ion accorded him in Moscow as i\ LONDON, Mar,' ;13.' (UP) — Generalissimo Stalin accused Winston" ChXirchill today of delivering a semi-ul- tlnitttum. to all no-n-EiiKlish "peaking nations .and .declared thnt the • former British Prime Minister's'; attitude was Incompatible with the Antflo-Russian' Treaty of Alliance. • • • , . .1 ...^ . SUHn's blunt. words,' which hlnt- •d strongly th« th^ Soviet Union night be prepared to denounce its •iO-ye*r' treaty >.ith dr'eal Britain'* wore broadcast to the world by the Moscow radio. "Ilie Soviet, generalissimo broke MS official . silence to denounce In ;he strongest .terms the »pe«ch delivered by Churchill last week at Fulton, Mo. Emphasizing the Importance of statement, Statin delivered jt his Weather ARKANSAS: Cloudy. showers ind thunderstorms today and in lorth nnd east portions tonight; Thursday partly cloudy, little change in temperature. Chicago Wheat May July 183'. 183':. 183'i IBS'- 183'i IBS'.i 183',i 183Vi N. Y. Cotton NEW YOI!K. Mar. 13. Cotton closed steady. lU.I'.) — Mar. .. May .. July .. Oct. . . Dec. .. Spots down 7. 2700 2717 26M 2715n . ... 2082 2032 206C 2671 . ... %87 20B7 26fi7 2CTS ... 2067 2067 2651 2f>02 . ... 2GC4 2604 2648 2658 closed nominal at 2731 N. Y. Stocks A T .V T Amor Tobacco Anaconda Copper Hcth Steel Chrysler Coca Coin Getl Klcrlrlc! Cien Molorn Montgomery Ward N Y Central Tut. Harvester .... North Am Aviation Republic Hlccl llndio Socony Vscuum .. Sl'idebakcr Standard of N J Texas Corp Packard U S Steel sign of friendship. lie voiced belief that relntlons between the countries would hnprove after the arrival of the new Russian ambassador. ' He indicated houe for renewal of negotiations which failed to .solve the crisis durliiK his long sluy In Moscow, But. he did not sav specifically whether tin- ne- gotlnllons would be resumed. (Moscow said last week. In reporting Hie appointment of a new ambassador lo Tehran, that he would go to Iran "for the further strengthening of relations between the two countries.") Ohavnm said he pressed Russia to evacuate Soviet,' forces from Iran. An Anglo-lranlan-Soviet treaty had called for the withdrawn! of all foreign forces by 100 March 2. '' T r*i S3 l-'J The Russians told him they were- 44 1-li unnble to evacuate their troops for flR 1-1 various reasons, Ghavam said. 120 7-8 While acknowledging that thc }!>?. Boviels had made demands upon •l. r i T-Hl Iran, he declined to be pinned 71 3-D down on the nature of the dc- fll i niaixls. He said he look a "ccr- '2(i 1-8 1 lain stand" with regard to them. 87 1-2 i but what the stand was he would 13 7-n I not say. •" ' '] He did say thai he told the Russian.'; he could net only In keeping with the Iranian Constitution— an (munition thai, the de- ninnds would have called for action violating Us provisions. 31 1-i 15 1-8 Ifi l-'J 28 3-4 64 1-2 S4 1-4 10 1-2 80 1-8 In thc form of an interview v;Uli the official dommuhlst party organ prnvda, sounding board for the major political pronouncement,,of Russia's leaders. HL charged flatly that Churchill and liU friends" were trying, to spread the belW th«t on!y the Anglo-Saxon: »nd. Germanic nations wero 01 any value In world affairs and dre» a .vurcwrtie comparison between Hie ex-Prime Minister and Adolf Hitler Churchill's speech, delivered in the pretence of Prudent Truman, was a. 'dangeroti Ml," Stallri warned bluntly, n and. bne uhlch. threatens the war-won tuiity ot all the united Nation* He referred to the ciOlcU for a nilttiAti. (.fen {JrKkffiSfiSWI ns n suregunrd against Con , ,_ an u fiort.of ultmiatum to,»ll countries outeide the Anglo-American bloc. ... . .'• : ;-,;.'. "One cannot take seriously the false speech tit Churchill's friends about-prolonging; the .treaty (the Anglo-Soviet pnot)," Stalin said. "The United Nations did not shed their blood In order lo substitute one kind of slavery for another.^' ThDn the generalissimo, who was one of Churchill's big three collaborators during World War II, nc- enscd the Brltou of fostering the Hltlcrlan theory of ruclol supremacy. . That theory, he warned somberly, led Germany .to seek overlord- ship over all nations and has led Churchill to a similar ambition.. He asked flatly whether Church- Ill was trying to sow discord between Poland and'thc Sovlet'Unlon throligh his "libelous" charge at Fitllon that the Polish government is under the influence of the Red Army. .' . - :•He recalled that. Churchilv backed up British foreign minister Ernest Bcvln's proposal that the An- Blo-Russlan pact be extended for SO years. "How can that be reconciled with his (Churchill's war-monger ing attitude toward the. Soviet Union?" Stalin demanded. Nylons Thrill Feminine Guests At Lions Party $1200 goal. Director of thc drive in North Mississippi County was Louie Isaacs ind in South Mississippi County, H. F. Ohlcndorf. j Other than BlythcviUe, only three communities of North Mississippi 'ounty surpassed their goal. Armorel. with a quota of $200, contributed $200.80: No. 9. with a quota of $100. turned in $101.40 and Dell topped its $200 goal by $12.69. Contributed by other communities: Half Moon. $n.l!>: Huffman, $31.50: Tomato, $3; Promised Land. $25.86; Yarbro, $96.57; Gosnell, $15; Manila. $210.03: Durdctte, $40.69; Lcuchvillc, $250.05; No. 0. $101.40; clear Lake, $31.11; Armorel, $200.80 and noseland, $21,18. Firemen Answer Call "Firemen made a run yesterday afternoon to the alley at rear of Southern Auto Store where a traih fire burned. There WRS no damage. Members of thc Lions Club arc thc most popular men in Blythe- villc today, following the annual Ladies' Night" party last night when every woman present received a pnir of nylon hose as a "favor." Thc 38 women present (or the dinner, program and dance at lintel Noble, were (old nl conclusion o! the. program that due to "warlinw on- ditlons" the usual special Lious Club favors could not be oblaincri. "Apologies" OITcrnd Apologizing thnt the usual "•••!>» cial" fnvors could not be obtained, the women were told the club Dad obtained "handkerchiefs" and Iwiwl- kerchief boxes were distributed Not n woman present "l>rlirv(i her eyes" when she opened the bos! Tills climaxed a proclaim in '.cinch other women had watched, wi'li runs several feminine "periorm- ' received nylon hosiery f«u prizes in unique contests which cd the 170 members ami G»"ts present. Emphasising Hint no bi.irk market operations were us«l. th'' I-jons dccjjncrt lo reveal source "f ihelr purchases but declared that w" s a fair method distribution present agreed. And while gilts of nyli was tlie "best" of the '20lli animal party to entertain llw Lions' W J VP ' S and other guests, the entire entertainment was tops. There was a cocktail party dinner nnd the propr:,m. over which W. P. Pryor, president, presided. Guests were fealurcd in 'he st unu> ».-ico Other guests were wives of the members nnd Mr. and Mrs. Shcl- burne Rrewcr, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Taylor. Mr. nnd Mrs. Joe C. Trlcwh- ninnn, Mr. nnd Mrs. .lessee Stilt. Mr. and Mrs. Arlhur Viinec. Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Grabcr, Mr. nild Mrs. J. L. Ashcraft. Mr. and Mrs. Dixie Crawford of Joncsboro, Mr. and Mr.-.. Ililcy B, Jones of Manila. Miss Iris Hughes, Paul Howard of Joncs- boro. Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Ueichel, Mr. and Mrs. Hadley Hays. Mr. and Mrs. Hadley Hays. Mr. and Mrs, W. A.. AfflickV Mr. and Mrs. R. E. llliivlock. Mr. nnd Mrs. Gene Tea lord, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Poe. Mr. and Mrs. I.yman Kcithloy of St. Louis, Mr. and Mrs. Baker Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Miny.ird. Mr. nnd Mrs. W. C. Higglnson, Mr. nnd Mrs. W. R. Crawford. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Brlggs, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Crnfton. Mr. and Mrs. W. F. McDanlel. Mr. nnd Mrs. Lloyd Stickmon. Miss Mnry i Adah Robinson. Mr. nnd Mrs. J. W. Adams. Charles Whitman of Memphis, Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Merry, Mr. nnd Mrs. Bernard Gooch. Mr. and Mrs. J. Louis Cherry, Mr. nnd Mrs. Renkcrt Wctenkamp, Mr. nnd Mrs. Jimmlc Stevenson, Mr. and Mrs. James Roy, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Pnrrish, Mr. and Mrs, \V. H. Pense, Miss Prances Little, Mr. and Mrs. Tb.ad Nlcols, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Huffman Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Sam C. Owens, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Woodson, Mr. and Mrs. Max Usrcy, president of the kiwanis Club, and i Mr. nnd Mrs. John Cnudlll and Miss of Farmer Kngland, chairman: Jesse Taylor, .Max 13. Ucid. Frank Whit- worlh. Hannan Taylor. Richard Becker and Charles nittner with .1. Farri.s McCalla In thc role of "recording angel" and Harvey Morris as his assistant. Program Is Informal Thc "welcome address" by President Pryor was "Hi. there" and the irogram moved In the same informal strain, following thc invocation by Ilnrvcy Morris. Members taken Into the club in the past yrar. veterans returned to the club membership and guests were introduced before the stunts got underway. In the "Adams Apples" contest. Shelburnc Brewer nnd Mrs. John C. McHaney were winners. For "Cooperation Between the Sexes." it WHS Mr. nnd Mrs. .1. L. Gunn and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. AfTlick. The "Imagination Story" ended with Mrs. James Roy and Mrs. Lloyd Stickmon as winners, (n the "Scw- ine Circle" it was Mrs. John Caudill and Mrs. Dixie Crawford of Joncsboro. For "The Manly Art- Davine Young Men." Mr. and Mrs. Russell Farr received honors. Mrs. Joe O. Tricschniann was the "highest bidder" In the nylon hose auction stunt "sold American." Thc "free for all" was group singing of familiar airs. Dancing followed thc program. Guests of Memphis Crime. Believed Solved Livestock thc club were Nash, president of the Rotary Club. nnd Mrs. Nash; Freeman Robinson, Officers Say Negro Arrested Here Admits Slaying Watchman The killinq of James Whippcr of Memphis. 35. hist December has been cleared up with arrest and confession of Milton Johnson. 33, N'cgro, by Blylhovtlie Police, it \va.s announced yesterday bv Inspector Pole Wicbangi of Memphis. Arraigned in City Court there. Johnson uas held to the shite on charges of murder and robbery. He pleaded not guilty. Officers there said Johnson had admitted he struck the watchman nt Mid-South concrete Pipe Co.. on the head \vith an iron pipe anci 'robbed him of SIS last Dec, SO, Thc watchman was found dead the next morning. The Negro was returned to Memphis after 'having been arrester) here last week when local officers found him following receipt of a message from Memphis officers that Johnson was wanted. ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. 111., March 13. (UP)— Hogs: 5,100; salable 4.000; mar-, kct active; generally steady. Around 15 per cent of run 1 weights under 160-lbs. Few scarcely below 90 Ibs; top and bulk good and choice barrows and gilts, ?14.8O: «ows and slags. $14.05;' extreme heavy stags, 513.75. - . Cattle: 5,100; salable 2,000; calves. 1.000, nil salable; around 25 loads,of steers offered; other classes in light supply also. About 30 per cent of receipts cows. Market generally steady, but steers lacking briskness of Tuesday. Several loads and lots of good and choice lambs, JI6 to S16.75; good heifers and mixed around $14.50 to $15.50; good cows up to $13.50; common and medium beef cows. $9.50 to $12; canners $7 to $9; good beef bulls to $14; sau r sage bulls downward from $13; choice vealcrs. $17.90; slaughter steers. $10.50 to $17.90: slaughter heifers, $9.50 to $17.50; fesdcr steers, $9.50 to $15.50. nrrnngcij by the nrogn 'din committee I Mrs, noblnson. Frances McHaney. Council Meets Tonight Aldermen of Blythevllle will gather nt City Hall tonight, 7:30 o'clock, for tho monthly meeting of City Council, postponed from last night. Mayor E..R. Jackson will preside. Power Permit Delayed LITTLE ROCK, Mar. 13. — The Public Service Commission Tuesday to6k under advisement an application by the Arkansas-Missouri Power Co. of Blythevllle for authority to construct seven miles ot rural transmission lines near Leaeh- vllle. The company proposed .to build the lines at a cost of'*77.000 for service to approximately n cu^- tomerc. Commission of'lcl*!s *•** thc utility's application, h»d been protested by the Mississippi County Electric Co-operative, whteh contended the area already tn developed.

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