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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND 8OUTHKABT UIB8OUR1 VOL. XLIII—NO. 2 Biythavlllc IXdly Nev» BIytheville CourUr Blythevllla Herald valley HLYTHKV1LLE, ARKANSAS, SATUHDAY, MARCH 2», 1046 SINGLE COPIES FIVE-CENTS'" IRANIAN-SOVIET TALKS MAY BE RESUMED) President Postpones Atomic Bomb Tests In 'Surprise' Order WASHINGTON, Mar. 23. (U.P.)—While the atomic bomb tests faced the possibility of further delay, a White House spokesman insisted today that the six-weeks postponement ordered by President Truman was no. sudden decision and that pressure of congressional business was the fhinoco loarlor Candidate Gives Away Nylons vlllllwjv LUaUCI ; . , -, , ^^^w^^a^..ym^mmmi Believed Dead In Plane Crash Secret Police Chief Was Man Of Mystery; Body Not Identified By WALTER I.OGAN United Press Staff Correspondent CHUNGKING. March 23. (UP) — Gen. Tal LI. head of the Chinese Secret Police and one of the most mysterious and powerful men in China, was believed dead today after, the crash of his plane at Nan- king Thursday. The circumstances of his reported death were almost us mysterious as real reason for it. Mr. Truman last night ordered the May 15 test at Bikini Atoll postponed until about July 1, although ships and men already were in motion to carry out the project on the curlier date. The postponement will carry the project into ... 1J-1 c 1 1 w»*ll t T VI1V. |>1 WJV-^L. IIILU ucau , yvtlc allllUQk. tl» II1 y a LL 1 1 l\J II» « a period or relatively unfavorable weather that might force his little known role behind tin longer delays. jf The action came as a complete surprise lo leaders of - the expedition, who as late as yesterday afternoon were. briefing officers and newspapermen for the expedition. And It caused many officials to •— . wonder aloud if the postponement had not been caused in part by a desire to ease world tension during the critical United Nations Security Council meeting. Pressed for more details about the decision at his press conference this morning, White House Secretary Charles O. Ross said the decision was not taken suddenly on Mr. Truman's part, however much of a surprise it may have been to those in charge of the tests. encc when such vital administration legislation us the draft an'} price control extension bills face very close votes. But it was not ex- The Senate and Hcusc leadership, It was learned, told Mr. Truman last Monday that absence of many legislators from the capital in May would jeopardize major parts of the administration's congressional program. It was not learned if a specific request for postponement was made , at that time. Congressmen Interested Between 50 and 60 members of tlie House and more than a dozen senators have expressed interest in attending.th'rvtests. It was pointed - 'out-trfit '$ large' llsPof congressional absentees would hamper a congressional drive for a mid-July recess. It might be 'that the tests would be postponed until after-Congress ad- ^C^ourns—if weather permits them to f 1 be held that late. . .... . . Ross turned aside ••all questions concerning the possible Internationa significance of the move. Told tha there was considerable speculation about the reasons for it, Ross :replied: "I can't help that." But many persons here pondered the International implications of the decision. The United. States and Russia in just two days enter a crucial test in the United Nations Security Council that might break or make UNO. Did Mr. Truman, sonic officials wondered aloud, conclude that it was better to let the atom bomb cool off for a while? Some of them thought that was a vital factor, although the White House discouraged such speculation. One person connected witli the bomb tests ventured the opinion that to hold them at a time when the UNO council might Ire in the midst of debating the critical dispute between Russia and Iran would l>e like "showing off our atomic ^muscles." flB Tlie bomb tests, designed to dc^ termine what man's newest and most terrible weapon would do to navy ships, were scheduled originally for May 15 and July I at Bikini Aloll >n tho Marshall Islands. Typhoon Season Ahead The delay ordered by tlie President would carry them into the Pacific typhoon .season when the weather, even in the normally tranquil Marshalls, turns contrary and unpredictable. The White House gacv only one reason, for the President's decision. It said that if the tests were held at the planned dates, many congressmen who wanted to witness them would not be able lo do so "owing lo the heavy legislative schedule." i The President merely ordered a postponement, not a cancellation. And White House Secretary Charles G. Ross did not support the idea that Mr. Truman was motivated by any other reason than the one given. Asked if the international situation had anything to do with the — -order, Ross said: "I cannot go bc- j»J yond tills statement. I have no reason to believe that it docs." The White House announcement, issued nearly three hours after lhn United Press broke the news of the postponement, said: "The President announced tonight that the atom bomb tests in the Pacific will be delayed about six weeks The tests calling for the detonation of two atomic bombs In Bikin ; Atoll had been .scheduled foriMay 15 for the first, an air drop, and July I a surface burst. "The postponement is prompted by the fact that a large number of congressmen have expressed a desire to witness both these tests, but owing to the heavy legislative schedule would be prevented from doing jlained why the congressmen could K spared six weeks later and not in May. Questioned about the postponement, all Rayburn would say was T'm sure tlie President did what he thought was tlie wisest thing." Chairman Brien .McMahon, D., Conn., of the Senate Atomic Energy Committee, believed the postponement was attributable to the crowded congressional legislative calendar. Sens. Thomas C. Hart, B.. Conn., and Edwin C. Johnson, D.. Colo.i doubted that the President was moved by international considerations. The White House order caught Army-Navy Task Force One, which has been working at high speed for months on the tests, completely by surprise. The President's decision was telephoned to vice Aden. W. H, P. Blandy, task force commander, at about 5 p.m. yesterday. He was not certain as to what new date would be set for the tests. "A lot depends on the wealher," he said. Blandy said typhoons seldom arc violent in the region of the Marshalls. But they are "reflected." he added, in unfavorable weather which could delay the tests more than six weeks. The normal ty- I phoonY season, he said, is July through October. . SevcraJ congressmen and sums left wing and liberal groups have urged; in the. past that the atomic be ctilltd off altogether in order to convince the world of this country's peaceful intentions. Asked if there was any possibility hat the postponement might turn into a cancellation. Blandy said, 'not from anything I know." He added that lie would "have something to say later In more detail." Meanwhile, he said, ships which have not departed already for Bi- scenes in China. Some quarters scouted the reports of Tai Li's death and suggested lie may have chosen this way to disappear in order to continue his operations with even greater sccrcc> and mystery. Details of the reported plane crash were conflicting but government sources agreed that Tal Li's plane had crashed and that the secret police chief whose powers had beer compared to those of Hclnrich Hini- mler apparently had been killed. The plane, variously discrlbcd as a Chinese National Airway plane or Tai Li's own private plane, crashed in the vicinity of the Ming tomb at Nanking. Bodies of Tai Li's bodyguards were found nearby but some reports said that positive identification of Tai Li's body wa,s lacking. One government official pointed out that Tal Li had n double and that 1 the double might have been killed in the crash rather than Tai Li. One reason lor Tal Li's possible desire to disappear was said to be his. feeling that in the government reorganization he would be unable to maintain his vast powers. ..Government.sources said that any official -staternent. on' Tal Li -would have to come Kai-shek. from Gen. Chiang Tai LI was so much a man of mystery that virtually nothing is known about his life and it was only very recently that he even permitted photographers to take his picture. He was feared and hated by mini-, bers of Chinese, especially in the government, because of his vast Gestapo powers. He spied on the very highest officials in tlie government, carrying on his investigations in such a way that' few ofTi- cials could ever be.certain whether he was watching them '.Or not. During the war he cooperated with the i the United States Navy, heading "SACO" — Sino-American Co- When Cleveland. Ohio, cily officials denied him permission to toss nylon .•stockings to Clevelanders from a plimc. Edward Albert I'aync, GOP gubernatorial aspirant for Ohio, three out 150 pairs from the roof of the flcldhousc nt a park. A crowd of 500 were pre.vmt. (NBA Tclcphoto.) 'Red Tape 1 Blamed For Failure Of State To Get Surplus Goods L1TTUC HOCK, Ark., filar.'23. (U.P.)— Arkansas' two senators and' seven mcmbci^of the Congressional Delegation toflny-hoard charges of ™e American Legion • antl the Stale Education Department that the distribution of .surplus commodities to tlie state of Arkansas, educational institutions and veterans h;us bogged down in n mire of bureaucratic rod tape. i. "Maybe you can't do anything about the situation,"<the'y' were tuld by Vcs God ley, chairman of the Americ gioii s siirji us commodity committee nnd manager M " 1 ' lb<1of "'»««c» threat Of New Labor Dispute Confronts U.S. Shipping, Waterfront Strike Seems Likely; GM Clouds Clearing By United Pr<m The possibility of a nationwide shipping onrt waterfront stVke arose t°<t»y but another mnjor dispute, the 123-day-pld ciener«l Motors walkout, appeared near final settlement. In the nhlpplng dispute, the National Mnrltltrui Union, (CIO), urged west coant longshoremen to postpone ther scheduled strike until May In favor of "united action," The request wa« made by NMU President Joseph Curran In n telegram to Harry Bridges, west coast lender of the CIO longshoremen Curran asked Bridges to delay tho coastwldo strike, scheduled for April l, until utter -six CIO Maritime unions and one Independent organization hold a conference at Sun Francisco May 8. Strikes and shutdowns across the nnllon kept 406,774 workers trtlc. In tho General Motors dispute, Walter P. Rcutlier, vice-president of the urllktUK CIO United Automobile Workers, said Hint local issues would be settled soon and, Hint the 17B.OOO strikers would return to their Jobs In n few days. Local disputes havn delayed final settlement of the walkout. In another major industrial controversy, state police .ttood guard over the W*silnghouse Elrfctrlc Company's Pittsburgh plant to prevent a recurrence of Thursday's rioting. Federal oonolllntorn withdrew from conferences after reporting that negotiations had broken down and that "there appeared no possibility for compromise. " Mediator W. Hi Davis said the company's final offer' "Involved certain deductions from the IB'/i cent nal(onal--wage Increase pattern, The cio'OriHed 'Electrical Workers Union sold the, offer constituted a ' Direct Negotiations May Settle Dispute Before UNO Meeting By SAM 8OUKI : . . . United ITnw Staff Cormponderit ' ' ' TRHRAN, Mar. 23. (U.P.)—Premier Ahmend: Ghayam said today that direct negotiations may settle tKe dispute with Russia before the UNO Security Council, meets and that he, himself, may come to the United States. Ghavam gnveaha first detailed picture of the Iran crisis in mi exclusive 30-minute interview with this'correspondenl following a press conference with the foreign press. .. „ ,, s " k! , thl ^ " il Wls » ot beyond the realm of possibili. ties that ho himsol£would_cpme to Washington to. handls Iran's side of the dispute. ', Ohavam »ald that he .was con fident that Iran would obtit satisfaction either by direct talk with Russia in Tehran or by ac tlon in the United States. "There are'hopes of renewln In the very hear future dlrec talks with the- Russians," he sal: "•nils possibility as well as tr fact that. the problem «ny how being placed before the Securil Council makes me hope- that tl | matter will be satisfactorily se tied," '..•',''•• C. w. Pllilnger of Joncsboro was l Bsk ? d .Ohavam. whether tl elected Presbyterian Sunday school ncw Soviet ambassador to Ira Conference president at a meet ' 1Rt * brought with him proposa Officers Named For Conference Jonesboro Resident Heads Presbyterian Sunday School Group operative Organization which organ- c °»»ns disgruntled and n clangei-- widespread espionage net- ' mls sltl ' ntlo » >» ""sine because they anuot get Hie materials when they now they exist. " He continued that an uncmploy- icnt problem is being created slm- ily because Ihc vets cannot net the rucks, bull-dozers nnd other cqulp- iUl Lc- and iiinnngcr of the r of Commerce," but tell Uip'vMi <w> " ' Oodley charged that equipment ' ' ' ' IC " U1 ° X ° IS SO ' which veterans are allowed to o;iv —after stntc ami city governments arc finished—is junk, hardly \worlli the price they pay. However, he added. "I've not heard a single veteran complnin about tho price. They want the equipment ami have the money to pay for it. They arc na- work throughout occupied CJiina. Tai Li's nominal position in the government was merely assistant chief of the Department of Investigation. kini will be held on tlie West Coasl for the time being. Many Attend Little Rites This Morning A number of out-of-town relatives and friends have gathered because of the death of Mrs. Cur- r tis J. Little, who died late Ttuirs-' day at Blythevillo Hospital. She'was 37. Arriving Thursday night was Major ijttle's daughter, Mrs. J. E. Matthews of Tunica. Miss. His Niece, Mrs. J. K. Garner, and daughter. Ann Garner, of Greenwood, Miss., arrived yesterday, along with Major Little's nephew, Hamilton E. Little of Memphis, and lis granddaughter, Mrs. Jackie Ramsey of Osceola. Others included: Frank G. Clancy of Little Rock, supervisor of Motors Division, Arkansas Revenue Department with which Major Lit- llc is connected; Herbert Ehippcn of Osceola, also of the Arkansas Revenue Department; Floyd BaUavd and Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Reed, all of Caruthersville, Mo.. Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Crews of Holland. Mo. Requiem Mass was sung this morning at. the Church of the Immaculate Conception by the Rev. B. Francis McDevltt. rector, with burial at Elrmvood Cemetery. Cobb Funeral Home was In charge. Files Application For Carrier Permit LITTLE ROCK, March 23.—Wai- the so If the tests were held on dates originally fixed, Some 60 representatives nnd senators had been planning to attend the Bikini tests. House Speaker Sam Rayburn was said to have rcgis- Stores To Close Each Wednesday BIytheville Merchants Decide On Schedule For Summer Months BIytheville business firms will be asked to close on Wednesday afternoons during May, June, July and August. It was decided in a meeting of these representatives last nigtit at City Hall. The 51 business men presenl elected Russell Hays chairman o the meeting and J. W. Adams, secretary, after the meeting was call ed to order by B. A. Lynch, presi dent of the chamber of Commerce which planned the meeting at re quest of heads of numerous firms It was voted to give employes th one-half holiday during the fou Summer months and cooperalio of all stores was asked. Meyer orabcr, Murray smart an. G. G. Hubbard were selected as : publicity committee. A Retail Merchants Association was formed last night lo regulate and coordinate in the closing of ocal stores on special occasions. "Far this organization meeting the wnie chairman and secretary served and a committee of Floyd A. White, J. L. Guard and R. E. Blaylock was named to recommend which holidays should be observed by closing. Closing firms one-half'day during the Summer months proved very popular during the past two years here which promoted leading ler Pitts of Forrest City Thursday filed application with the Public Service Commission for authority to operate a transportation line in Arkansas as a common carrier of heavy road and levee equipment. Mr. Pitts plans to operate to Marlanna; Highway 70, West Memphis to Little Rock: Highway 61, West Memphis lo BIytheville, and Highway 1, Forrest City to Jonesboro. tcrcd strong objection to Inch* ab- A hearing will be held April 13, raise of B.7 befit* . ' rase o . ei . « . e/, - pany contttided It would raise vw- . the/, com- gcs IB cents. per h Tlie west coast' shipping .bohtro- vorsy appeared likely i to . develop Into n nationwide dispute 1 on the bnsls T""- ' ' ' --- ..... -'-'said : "The our: . ipping .b of durran's telegram, which it' V' '".• >'•' ' business men to want continuation of the plan. N. O. Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Mar. 23. (U.P.) —Cotton closed firm. Mar. May July Oct. Dec. 2698 2682 2695 •2696 2606 2713 2687 2704 2706 2711 2697 2G82 2694 2884 26K nenl they want to start business, lodley said that some non-priority luycrs are getting equipment—and where and how he can't fincl out. The more I dig into the situation he roltcncr it. gets. Even the people handling surplus commodities ire disgusted." Other charges heard by the com- nlssioncr were maclc by Ralph Jones, commissioner of education in Arkansas, Governor Lancy. W. It. Moore, surplus property head for the Department of Education, nnii J. W. Hull, president of Arkansas Tech. Lancy said that although the late is spoiling for heavy equipment for highway work it has nol. been able to purchase a single piece of such equipment. "We can't even find out how lo get it." the governor said. He pointed out Hint llw chief need right now is housing for veterans wanting to nit end school in Arkansas next fall. There are some 4,000 veterans planning to enroll in 1946. the governor estimated, and pointed out that many of them are married, further complicating the matter. Jones pointed out that the Arkansas legislature set aside one-hair million dollars to be used as a revolving loan fund for buying ctrtilp- iricnt. However, he said the procedure is so complicated that it been almost impossible to gel f plus goods, cither by purchase or donation. Vocational '.•quirimdil, .such as loois and ninchitU'ry, fao be donated to schools under (lie aw. And .some have l>ecn clonalctl. Jones added, "but we frcl that the Education Department is brinu *tr- prlvcd of much valuable equipment by the confusion arising from conflicting orders and regulations coming from the various bureaus and agencies in Washington.' The men gave .specific instances where equipment was moved to Texas from Arkansas and then purchased and moved back hen Tliey appealed for a move u< keep the surplus property in the stale lint!" local agencies can have time to move on them. Moore told the congressional leaders that the surplus property ac 2704 2704 2710 One Dead, Three Injured In Fire Blaze Sweeps Three Alabama Buildings; $500,000 Damages GADSEN, Ala.. Mnr. 23. (U,P.) — One ninn died early today of burns received in a «SOO,000 fire which swept through three buildings here yesterday and Injured three other men, one of them scrlous|y. Evltt T. Martin, supervisor of the Duality Laundry, died at 1:15 a. m. at a local hospital, c. B. Strain, a salesman for the Shell Oil Co., was In.serious condition. E..L. Ballengcr, manager of the oil company, spent a "comfortable night" at the hospital. Jimmy Hancy, a laundry worker, was treated for slight burns on the icck and dismissed. ie fire broke out shortly before icon when gasoline being unloaded from a tank car at the Shell ?o. plant leaked into gutters sur . oundlng the adjacent laundry The four men were attempting to stop the leak when the gasolln brust into flames. , Tlie laundry, a. building owned >y the Johns-McBride Engineering Co. and Isvo metal buildings at th< oil plant were completely destroy ed. Fire Marshal E. L. Mount es timatcd damage at about $500.000 Fircmcii played water on sl> ghsoline-filled storage tanks tc prevent their catching fire. The blaze was Gadsden's secoh within tv;t> months in which fatality occurred from a gasoline Thursday afternoon at First Presbyterian phurch here. Other officers elected were Bay Worlhtngton, vice president and Mr. Johnston of Osceola, secretary- ; treasurer. from Moscow or a message froi Generalissimo SUlln u had bee widely reported; •••• , • "No message' has come froi Slalln," ah>vam iald, "»nd no d< tailed discussions;have been atari Soviet • ambassado Addresses at the conference were C <1 w "h given by the Rev. L,. T. Lawrence n "t « ven »' te r *iy. failure to «ac of Osccola; Mr. Blggers of West ftn agreement at Moscow I'dld n< Memphis the Rev. John Hayes of 1°«« hope of successful negotli Little Ruck and the Rev. Harvey T i tlo ns " Kldcl or ISlythcvlll.e Ghavam said at i press .col Sunday Bchools were represented I forence that '^>e/had ordett*. tl from " """ """ ' """' '' boro, and [Grldcr. 4 Representatives, from the i churches of Blythevllle, Jones- I Iranian ambMMdor In W«hingt< i. Paragoiild, Oeceola, Bassett I n °t U) make any lurttierl'stat experience of maritime wo'rkurs snlco'our earliest dayn has provbii,; united-action wins tlie best, S ' r ages fttid 1 'working conditions, nnd ciCats'. tll'e' most formidable com- blHiUlbii of ship owners." II; was believed the union would rlelriy n decision on whether to postpone the strike ponding the outcome of current wage discussions. The national contract between icneral Motors and the UAW has >ccn ratified by all UAW locals, teulhcr said, and only 12 locals rennin with individual grievances, Negotiations in the CIO Farm Equipment and Metal Workers Unon strike against International larvceter Company were recessed mill next Tuesday when principals will seek to settle fringe issues nt a Washington meeting. Tho union said It would accept the company's offer of an 18 cent hour- y increase but would nol order 30,000 strlkurs back to their Jobs until other Issues were settled. liero' was Mr. Wnrlhtngton, Mr. nnd i Moil Irorn" Mrs. Hernion Cai'Hon, MISB Bctlv Ballon, Mrs. Hoy Walton; .Mi's. E T. Fry, Mrs. Ebb Spridley, jMrs. G. W. Dlllalumty, Mrs. ;c.i'-M. Gray, Mr. ami Mrs. Ross' Stevens, Mrs.) Joe BOnslcy,. : MrJ|. j'X.' F. Dietrich, 1 Miss May Dlxbiir Mr.vVcrnon Tho- inasson, Tq'dji Harrison, Miss Mary ' Outlaw,. Mrs..,aonc E. BrnHley and Miss'Emhia ;knle Richards. menu on the Soviet-Iranian unUqn wHftoUt direct .'\authoiU Is adequate. However, he observec that the man-made regulations am' "the drifting through channels an uot lu line with the ad." Charles G. Ross Named President Of Civic Group Churlcs G. Ross, farmer, lias been elected president of the newly or- ;nnl/ecl Caruthersvillc, Mo., Cham- Jcr of Commerce, Other officers named by the Borirti of Directors, were: Roy W. Harper, attorney, vice president; William Chnffin, second vice president; Tony Ferris, treasurer. A secretary-manager will be selected within a short time. A committee of Mr. Harper, Fred Henley and B. P. Rodgcrs was named to draft by-laws and to prepare articles of incorporation through a pro forma decree of tho Circuit Court, fire, six weeks ago Wallace. 56-yc|r-old T. Murray bookkeeper. burned to death In a $100.000 fire at the Alabama Oil Co. plant. Weather ARKANSAS— Mostly cloudy, scattered showers 'and thunderstorms today and in east ami south portions tonight and Sunday. Cooler northwest portion today, and north and west portions tonight. N. Y. Stocks A T T ............ .. 1DO 1-4 Amer Tobacco ............ 91 3-1 Anaconda Copper Beth Steel ..... Chrysler Coca Gen cola Electric 46 1-8 102 3-4 lib 1-4 198 46 3-4 -71 7-8 Gen Moi.ors Montgomery WiU'd 88 N Y Central 27 1-2 Int HarvcjUr HO Miss Knudsen To Compete In State Contest Muriel Knudsen. senior in Bly- thcvlile High school, won first place In the area oratorical contest of the American Legion held yesterday afternoon In the High School Auditorium nt Walnut Ridge She won over • contestants from Joncsboro and corning, Arlc. TO win first place, Miss Knudsen presented her IZ-tntnute speech "The American BUI of Rights" and an extemperanous talk on an article o£ the Bill of Rights. Each contestant was given an article and MX minutes In which to study H and prepare an orallon. Miss KnUdsen Is to be presented a medal for this victory and another from Dud cason Post for the local victory. She will compete against three other area winners In the state contest at North Little Hock High School next Friday. First place winner In this contest will receive $100 and be entered In the regional contest. Miss Knudsen Is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Knudsen and an honor student. Active In school clubs and programs, slv; Is historian of the Masque and Gavel Club and a member or the Beta Club and National Honor Society. Accompanying Miss Knudsen to Walnut RMge were her parents, W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of Blythevllle Schools; Miss Luna B. Wilhehn, High School Speech Class instructor, and J. M. Cleveland, Commander of Dud Cason Post, American. Legion, Motor Sales Company Seeks To Incorporate The Motor Sales Company of Blythevllle filed articles of Incorporation at the secretary of state's office yesterday to engage in the automobile business, listing capital of 500 shares of no par value stock, a paid-in capital of $10,000, E. K. Strlegel and Layton Plckard, both of Kcnnctt, Mo., and Hubert Seymor of BIytheville, as In corpora tors, Prosecutes Red Phillippc Brais, above, will be crown prosecutor in tho espionage trial o£ Fred Rose, Communist member of the Canadian Parliament. Rose, Polish-born, is accused oi working with a Russian spy ring gathering atomic bomb secrets in Canada, Murder Trials Are Scheduled Gookin Case Set For •Monday's Session Of Court At Oscebla Thrc? murder cases are schedul for tria.1 next week at the seco week's session of Criminal Dlvlsl Circuit 'Court In Osceola, followl a one-day session last Monday. Set for Monday Is the case ot E. Gookin. 158-year-old father of children, charged with the killing Henry Curtis Lard, " 38. Oflic termed "Gookln family trouble" cause of the shooting Dec. 21 as two men engaged in talk on a do^ town street of Luxdra. Both U near Luxoira. Mrs. Gold* Smith Bishop of K eer, 36, is slated to face trial Tu day In the fatal shooting of : husband, Jack Bishop, 38, Jan. at Kclscr after he had knocked down and spattered her with bro! eggs while Customers looked on their restaurant. Court seulon Wednesday is si a to be taken up with the CAM of A Murphy, 40, of Kelser, charged v murder m' the death ot his s brother, W«4e Page, 3*. Jan. 28, cause of his alleged attention to J Murphy. -..' • It Is not yet known -whether J Mary Hodge, 29-year-old mothei two young children, will face t at this term on a charge of mui In connection with the de»th c Negro, Buck Booze, 40, shot Pel at the Hodges' cafe after he al edly had made Improper advai to her oi) the previous d»y. The case may not be reads- trial at this term, It was lean Mrs. Hodge Is at liberty under bi Also set for trial Is the case L. D. Singleton of West Memi charged with grand larceny in theft of a truck owned by K Bradley and later wrecked In » hi way accident. This c«se J» set Thursday'. • . •-•-••:; Whether Curtis Smith, 25-yesf Negro charged with burglary two counts and grand larceny three counts In burglary of Frisco Railway stations at Osc and Joiner, and theft of an a 1 mobile, will face trial at this I was not determined today. In jail at Marlon, he may be t on a charge of grand larcenj Crlttcnden \ .County before b turned over to the Mississippi C< ly authorities. Judge Walter Klllough, of Wy will preside at the sessions • Prosecuting'Mtomey James C. H of Marlon, representing the st assisted by Myron T. NalUlng Osccola, deputy prosecuting at ney. N. Y, Cotton MMl'. May July Oct. 3H7 3708: run TM

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