I ' »CT!)«t)AT. MCHMBEK i, m/rnTKvn,i..E (ARK.) COITRIKH NEWS [Supreme Court sighs Prison for 11 US. tods Decision to RuU Sj» Constitutionality Of Smith Act WASHINGTON, D«c. H. (*•) — a ' h Hher 1J lop U, S, Comm.un|s.t* t serve prison terms rested to* WHh tht Suprem* Court, '''he court''' decision Is not ex- J before next year—probably ! or early summer. U will determine whether Ihe i Act, under whi«h th« Com| mi !nist« were convicted, Is cqnfllt- |'"1<>IU1. , The act, passed hy Congress it 911). makes it unlawful to »rlvocat< |»r teach the overthrow of t(i« [government by force and violence |Tlie law t s named for R«P, Howard I W.'Smith (D-V»), Us sponsor. I In (our hours of argument yester- Iriay—twice tlie usual time a'l|otte< |— lawmakers /or Ihe governniEi) I tlie convicted Reds were tnter- Irijpted frequently by question!" iJ'-istlcej. "Clear and Pr««n( U4A(er" .Most o( the questions seepieri lo I indicate the Justices were Interest- led primarily in wljetjier the ac- |tivities of the Communist- high ""krid constituted "clear and fin danger" IP the government,Solicitor General Philip a, pei'l- Imin and Irvjng S- Shapiro, who I Argued for the government, said the I Communist leaders take Ihelr pr- Iriers froiu MOECOW and plan to [overthrow the governri.ent by Torce land violence whenever clrcumstan- |ces penult. iree lawyers for Life communists JMg\ied otliefwise. They denied the I coiinnunists advocated or taught I forcible overlhrow ol the govern- Iment. What goes on In Comrnunist- I sponsored schools, they said. Is Inierely a study of the work* of |Maric and Lenin. 'The communists' three attorneys were sentenced to jail terms by I Federal Judge Harold R. Medina for I Ihelr conduct during tht lone, Istotmy New York trial. Their ap- Ipeal.s and those of three others |»lsn sentenced by Judge Medina rf are pending before Ihe Sup| rerun Court. Wind-Whipped Fire Damages Dallas Area DALLAS, Tex,, Dec. S. C/l'J—A .stubborn, wiud-wtiippccL tiie caused high property damage lottay In Ihe heart of downtown Dallas business section. More than -20 pieces of fire department equipment and must of the city's firemen battled the flames. Flames died down in a two-story building al Ihe corner of Main and Kielrt Streets after a three- hour fight. The building had housed a. spellings goods company, mortgage loan company, a recorc shop and an upstairs private club At daybreak firemen sllll fought flames in the UPJXM* story of an adjoining two-story business build Ine. Firemen were hampered py 20 to 25 mite per hour winds with guests up to 30-uilles an hour. The hlnze was at the other end of a long block from the skyscraper Artolphus Hotel. Many quests evacuated their smoke-filled rooms. No Injuries were reported. An tyewltness reported Noel Henry Murray C»rt*r, 41, of W»r- -•--• n. Carter was hurt when hU truck collided with, mother near Montl- ccllo. He died Sunday in i LlttU Rock hospital. Survivors are his widow, two children; his father, W. J. CarUr; thrw ' " all at POPE BLESSES MOBILE CHAPELS—Pope Pius XII, loll, admires two mobile chapels pre- -sented to him b> Nicaraguan Vninister to the Vatican Thomas Medina (white-bearded man). The Pop* bt«««d the two Nicaraguan-buill chapels, destined to bring religious aid to churchlest mountain hamlets. Flood Danger Fades in West; Riyer Recedes SACRAMENTO, Calif.. Dec. 5 farmer Acquitted Of Wife's Murder KINGGOLD, Ga,, Dqc. 5. [>?)—A 40-year-old lartner, accused of drug- gins liis wife to death behind an automobile, \vns acquitted of murder last night by a jury of north Georgia farmers, Sheriff J. M. Morelanri and the (AP) — California's flood danger Georgia Bureau of investigation diminished today with receding | charged that Charles Stancil had river crests,'but authorities warned hj e[ j fl w i rc table around the neck residents of one region to be on Q r his wife Opal and dragged her guard for possible levee breaks. (along an impaved road until she The danger area was In the delta] died. where the mighty Sacremento and ' rh \100-Degree Heat VVove Scorches Australia SYDNEY, Australia, Dec. S. <;?>— A 100-degrec heal wave scorched Vjctorip state in southeast Aus- trnlia for tlie third straight day today. In Melbourne (wn men collapsed and died as the temperature hit the 'I'h« *lephant's trunk contains in ore than 4.000 muscles, a gre0t«r |number 'than Is found In tht entire hummn body. San Joaquin rivers come together j before dumping their water into San Francisco Bay. Some TOO Momejcss - persons from the Hammontoii-Linrfa area, flooded out by the Yuba River, s'.ill \vere housed at Marysyille*. But, 4,300 others driven from their homes Sunday had returned. Two deaths were attributed to The state .sought to prove that 100 mark. This is Australia. the summer season In Stancil was angered by his wife's atlentjon to another man. Tsvo defense witnesses said Stancil had driven to Cleveland, Tenn.,' the night of the woman's death, The Guaranl Indians are natives of Paraguay. the floods; one drowning and one heart, attack. Gas Seen as Giant BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Natural gas may .soon be more Important than oil in the United States .says James J. Parsons of Lhe University of California. He estimates that six trillion cubic feel were taken from the ground in 1949. Known gas reijeL'ves arc bigger than oil i re.serve.s, he'says. [ In 1940 the marketed production Arkansas Tax Groups Meet In Little Rock LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 5. (API — The Arkansas Tux Commission and a group which sometimes has Included rather severe critics of that agency get together here today. Occasion is a joint meeting o( the commission and the Arkansas Tax Assc.ssors Association. Commissioners anil staff members were scheduled to discuss common problems with the association. The association Is .concluding its annual convention, which opened here yesterday, The assessors re-clccled Grovcr Gaskin of Wynne as president, J. O. Campbell. Hot Springs, was elected vice president, ami Durrell Clark, Forrest City, secretary. of gas increased 12 per cent with cieht per tent reduction in oil and 28 per cent reduction in coal. Captured Photographer Led Away to North Traffic Injuries Kill Vrprren Man (AP) — Associated Photographer Pi ante Noel wu marched »««y "toward the north" WARREN. Ark., Dec. S. 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