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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF SORTHEA ST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 182 Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1949 Britain's Spending, Defense Costs Cut Sharply by Attlee By Edward Curtis LONDON, Oct. 24. (AP)—Prime Minister Attlee slashed dollar spending and defense costs and cut down on free } medical services today to ease Britain's economic crisis. The prime minister laid before the House of Commons a program which will mean that some food costs for hungry, rationed Britons will rise. Attlee told the House of Commons*he estimated cuts would save £280,000,000 ($784,000,00) in Britain's 1949-50 budget. The budget totals £3,300,000,000. The British pound now is worth S2.80. It was devalued from $4.03 on Sept. 18. Attlee said £30,000,000 of the savings will be in armed forces expenses of this nation, which holds a key position In the West's Atlantic pact defense plans. Tiie leader of the labor government announced he had slapped a fee on the bold and expensive Pub- lice Health Service instituted by his part in July, 1948. Prom now on, patients must pay a. shilling <14 cents) for prescriptions. Hitherto prescriptions have been free. Britons now pay a small weekly social security tax, of which eightpeuce (about 10 cents) goes to the medical service. Other taxes pay for the remainder of the program. Cuts Capital Improvements The prime minister also lopped millions from government administration expenses and capital expenses for new buildings, hospitals, schools and public works. This economy program is the government's first announcement of policy since it devalued the pound. The House of Commons will debate the program Wednesday nnd Thurs( -. day. "To counter the risk- of inflation, we must reduce expenditure and increase production," Attlee told the House as crowds In the galleries hung on his words. Long lines of people who couldn't get in were waiting outside for the word of Britain's next step in her battle against financial crisis. Princess Eli&abeth and Princess Margaret heard the address. Attlee said Britain's purchases of goods from dollar areas would be limited to $1,200,00,000 a year. He said the new limited figure wouli come into operation at once and should cut Britain's dollar imports to $600,000,000 In the first Many Hoover Reform Sills to Be Handed to Congress in January WASHINGTON, Oct. 24. (/!')— Sponsors of Herbert Hoover's program to reorganize the government—and save the taxpayers $4,000,000,000 a year—took a new tack today to get speedier sailing in Congress. They reported that many of the government reform bills which Congress tucked Into pigeonholes before going home will be pulled out, rewritten, and handed back to Congress in January In toughened form. The Citizens' Committee for the Hoover Report — which Is trying to transform Into law the Hoover 'Commission's official blueprint for federal reorganization — said about 20 per cent of the Hoover plan now Is in effect or authorized. Writ is Denied In Missco Case Arkansas Tribunal Refuses to Interfere With Osceola Trial LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 24. (iTh- Thi Arkansas Supreme Court today re .fused to interfere with a Missis sippi Circuit Court trial of tlire men ori theft charges. . The, court denied a writ of prohibition by which Harry Smith, Martin Lane and Jack Barg sought to enjoin Circuit Judge Zal B.- Harrison trom proceeding TWELVE PAGES Mo-Pac Workers Return to Jobs; Dock Strike Ends Last 93 Grievances To be Submitted by Union for Arbitration ST. LOUIS, Oct. 24. (AP)—MIs- souri Pacific trains, stalled for 45 days by a strike of operating em- ployes/were scheduled to start rolling again today. The strike was settled at a meeting of company and union officials yesterday, ending the longest work stoppage on any major road in the nation's history. It cost the railroad, workers and Businesses in ten states many millions of dollars. The strike ended following submission of a union proposal for settlement of 93 grievances by arbitration under Railway Labor Act and by the Railroad Adjustment Board. The nature of the claims and the wishes of the union will determine whether the grievance will be settled under the act or b the board. Originally there were 282 claims based on differing interpretations of working rules, but 189 were settled by lengthy negotiation after the strike started. Basic hours and wages were not Involved. Paul J. Neff, chief executive off! cer of the railroad, said operation!, could not return to normal immediately over the 1200-mile, ten-state system. He said the strike officially ended at 10 a.m. (CST) v today, but asked all employes to start returning to work on their egular shifts. Neff said some passenger trains might start operating today. Bui others would have to await inspection and servicing of long-idle equipment, it was estimated two to t-hvec days would elapso before operations are back to normal. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Civic Leaders Arrange or urn. for City Builders Brifiin spent about on imports last sear anSL_ 000 m the f irst half of thisyeaV "OD. July'14 Sir Stafford Cripps, chancellor of the exchequer, announced • temporary 2a per cent cut would be made m imports Attlee mide the cut permanent until the end of the gosernments fiscal yeai next March 31 Attlee said de\aluitfou had op ened greater ,oppoitunitipi to get dollais through exports There are already signs of an increased demand," he: Enid. Salesmanship Needed .expert salesmanship will be needed and -we must be-able to give early delivery, the opportunity must be seized. The measures, many of them distasteful, which we are taking, are necessary and consequential of the decision to devalue. "They do not affect the mnln structure of the welfare state. They are, rather, a retardation of progress in certain directions." School Directors To Discuss Plans For Issuing Bonds The Blytheville School Bonrd is scheduled to meet tonight to select officers for the following year, and dlsctiss the bond issue recently an. . nrnvnri Ki. *u_ i _ . .- ' _r r proved by the voters ; trlct. Max In this dis- B. Reid, president of the board, said that at present the bond market was flooded in Arkansas and that the board had on some occasions been ndvised to wait The method of handling the bonds Is to be decided tonight. Mr. Reid has served as chairman of the board since March of I94C Other officers include Mrs H W Wylic, vice-president, and W. L Horncr. secrbtary. Both Mr. Wylie and Mr. Horner have served In the offices they now hold for five years Last week the Blytheville school board was increased to eight members and the two selected, Clarence Moore of Promised Land nnd C. C. Langston of Number Nine, are to meet with the other six board members for the first time tonight. The meeting will be conducted In the library at the Blytheville High School. New York Stocks 1:30 AT&T Amcr Tobacco ... Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen. Electric Ocn. Motors Montgomery Ward X' Y Central •" il Harvester National Distillers ^."public Steel . . .'ncllo -j;«.-oiiy Vacuum ... Standard of N J . Texas Corp J. C. Penney <7. s. sfel Southern Paclfis , P.M. Quotations .. 143 7-8 .. 71 1-2 .. . 28 1-8 .. 20 1-8 .. 53 1-2 .. 161 .. 373-8 .. 65 5-3 .. 52 1-8 .. 10 1-2 .. 27 1-8 .. 21 1-4 .. 21 1-8 12 7-8 10 7-8 ^ eged they were Improperly arrested arid oorh milled. ' The three defendants^ were arrested at a tourist'court In Osceola after they had driien there from Chicago to keep nil appointment The appointment u is arranged by officers investigating the burglary of a safe In the Wilmouth Grocery at Etowah on June 26 The men were' indicted by a grand jury in Osceola Monday and their cases are scheduled to be tried before Judge Harrison starting tomorrow Prison Term Affirmed The high court affirmed a three- year penitentiary sentence given Felix Lollnr in Phillips Circuit Circuit Court on a charge of grand larceny, theft of Lollar was watch. convited of The court concurred in the Oua- chlta Chancery court's decision that the MeAlester Fuel Company is paying William M. Pollock, Jr., and others the proper amount of royalty, from oil land they lease to the company. The Jefferson Chancery Court was affirmed In awarding Edward P. Mahaffy double Indemnity for total disability on $20,000 worth of policies with the Aetna Life Insurance Company. The company contended that when Mahaffy purchased the policies he concealed the approaching blindness. fact of an the ground on which he later sought the double Indemnity. The high court said there was no evidence to show Mn- hnffy knew he was becoming blind at the time he bought the Insurance. Tlie St. Louis San Francisco Kail- way Company lost its appeal from Craighend Circuit Court verdict awarding the Travis Insulation Company and L. W. Hamilton damages ngainst the railroad. Tlie case grew out of a fire which the lower court held was caused by the railroad. Chief (justice Grilfin Smith and Associate Justices Frank G. Smith and J. s. Holt dissented. Also affirmed was a Green County circuit decree holding Steve Hicks and his wife to be owners of disputed land and awarded them S300 damages from L. F. Thacker and others. Weather Arkansas forecast: Cloudy with occasional rain this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. No important temperature changes. Missouri forecast: Clearing north this afternoon nnd south tonight. Cooler south and east central. Warmer extreme northwest tonight. Warmer Tuesday. Low tonight 3o- 3B west and north to 40-45 southeast. Mnimum this morning—50. Maximum yesterday—76. Minimum Sun. morning—U. Maximum Saturday—77. Sunset today—5:15. Sunrise toinorrow~6:14. Precipitation 43 hours to 7 a.m. 71 7-81 loday_.02. 62 1-2 52 1-4 24 1-4 Total since Jan. 1—48.68. Mean temperature (midway twcen hieh and low)—63. .Normal mean lor Oct.—65. be- Arkansas Workers Return LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 24. (AP) — Tlie strike-idled Missouri Pacific Railroad steamed with activity today. More than 11,900 Arkansas railroaders out of work for the las 46 days because of the strike 01 four operating brotherhoods hac orders or were awaiting nlsti-uctions to?go back on the job. Some twelve hundred workers ii ie at North .swmfmed back to work I \ • nen were the fnsl to go back to their jobs as a result oi the strike settlement. The first item on their work schedule is to put aboti $12.000.000 worth of rolling stock in shipshape order for trniii service. They have to inspect the equip ment as required by the Interstate Commerce Commission. Supt. R. C. Williams o( the Missouri Pacitics Arkansas Division said that switch engines were to hi rolling by 11 a.m. today. He expect, lull freight service to start enrli Tuesday and lull pnssenger servici Wednesday. Hock Strike Ends HONOLULU, O;t. 24. (AP)—Ha wail's striking! CIO stevedores wil go back to work tomorrow and Wed nesday in five of the Islands sis ports. They started the territory' most crippling labor tieup May 1. An agreement covering all port except tiny Mahukona was signci yesterday afternoon—176th day o the strike whose known losses star at $100,000,000. The memorandum was signed by officials ol all bu one of Hawaii's seven steveciorin firms and the International Long shoremen's and Warehousemens Union. The agreement covers te sues which had blocked return U. work since Oct. 6 when the 2.00C ILWIJ stevedores were granted Immediate pay boost ol 14 cents hour with seven cents more Marc' 1. They struck to raise their $i.4 hourly wage by 32 cents. Plans for a "Build Your Home own" forum for Blytheville were luiounced today by Worth Holder, ecrctary-managcr of tlie Chamber f Commerce for Thursday, Kovein- er 3, with C. Hamilton Moses, resident of the Arkansas Economo Council-State Chnmber of Com- icrce, as the speaker. Mr. Moses will address civic lead- rs at a luncheon meeting In Hotel v'oble. with the Chamber of Com- lerce will be in charge of the Roary Club program and tentative lans have been made for a forum o follow the luncheon. The conferences here are to aunch a new phase of the state- •ide . Community Betterment Pro- rain started last year in 'which the tale agency will assist cities and towns In Northeastern Arkansas In developing programs to solve their om in unity problems. To Discuss Sewer System The community betterment clinic,' fhicli was held here in August of 948, was instrumental In dcvelop- ng a list of community needs on he basis of projects which could >e launched Immediately, and oth- 'rs which required more planning 'or development over a longer per- od. Many of the needs suggested In lew phase of-the program is expect- he clinic hnve been filled, nnd the ed to center on further .steps to solve traffic problems and to pro- "ide an adequate sewer system for Blytheville. Mr. Holder said that members of .he board of directors for the Bly- .hcville Chamber of Coinmerce, Mayor Doyle Henderson and mem- Jcrs of the City Council, representatives of the Lions and 'Kiwanis clubs, and civic leaders from Osceola, Luxorn, Leachville and Manila would be invited to attend the meeting here. Coming to Blytheville lor the meeting on November 3 with Mr. Mcses will be a group of experts hi their respective fields to advise with the local leaders and assist in any way possible with the development of specific community projects which the local leaders undertake. • r. Second. in S*rles Tlie Blytli'eville meeting will be the second in a series planned for next month in Northeastern Arkansas. The first meeting _wi|! be cou- Truman Challenges Nations To Agree on Workable Way To Outlaw Atomic Weapons C. Hamilton Muses $17,113 Raised In Chest Drive Employees' Division Workers to Prepare to Take Over Campaign Solicitation for the Blytheville Community Chest was slowed practically to a standstill over the weekend, with the total collections still amounting to $11,113.25. Collections are expected to start picking up tomorrow after the Employees Division of the campaign gets underway, under the direction of T. J. Bnilcy. The general solicitation is divider Into six tennis — the Lions Club P.T.A.. Rotary, Kiwnnis, Junior Chamber of Commerce and the American Legion. At present the Lions Club is out front- in collections with a tola of $158 reported. The community chest "Oscars," recognizing specla contributions to the success of the campaign, arc to be awarded to the division leaders and team captains The presidents of each of the organizations are serving ns divlsfoi' leaders. A .'/ The Parent-Teachers .Association Jids Are Sought )n Housing Units Blytheville Authority To Award Contract Late in November Blytlicvllle's Housing Authority oday advertised for-bids on the 80 mil. low-cost ho'using project to Iw :nown ns Chlckasaw Courts. Bids will be received until Nov. 28 ind construction Is exix?cled to he- 'In with CO days of that date. The local authority was notified >y the Regional Housing Office in Fort worth, Tex., last week that t was authorized to ask for bids on lie project. The project will consist ol -10 wildings and will be adjacent to ind just off South Division Street. First of an overall 230 living units vhich will be built with federal unds, the Chlckasaw Courts will bo or white occupancy. On Oct. 12, the Dlythcville AU- hority was notified thai an ailrtl- lonal 150 units had been approved or the city by the Public Housing Administration, Washington, D. C. Seventy-five units of this later .irojcct will be for Negro occupancy, .he local authority decided in meet- ng this month. Bids on (lie first SO units will be received until 2 p.m. on Nov. 28. They will be opened and read pub- icly in thfi Court Room In City flail Immediately thereafter. Paragoiild and Walnut Ridge. In Little Rock yesterday, My! Moses outlined the new program and suggeste that if sufficient interest is shown in the : meetings which have been scheduled, steps will he taken to cover this entlte state with similar forums. '••:• In the community betterment clinics, a total of 90 cities and towns were covered in which Interested citizens were invited to discuss pro- jncts and consider ways in which they could be developed. Unusual interest was shown in these meetings and many betterments been made. have Two New Polio Cases Reported {or BlytheviHe Two more Blytheville children ar being treated for poliomyelitis to day, bringing the year's totel num her of cases to 147. The two new cases are Eugen Bristow, 11, son of Mr, and Mrs Garland Bristow who is at the Memphis Isolation Hospital, and Herman Harrison, 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Harison, who live on Route 1, Blytheville. The Bristow child, admitted to the hospital on Saturday, was placed in a respirator at the Memphis Hospital. The contacts of this child have been excluded from school. The Harrison child Is at the Bap- list Hospital In Little Rock, and the severity of hi? case was not known. Ke was admitted last week, but local health authorities were not notified until today, by the Slate Health Department. These two are the first new cases reported in' about a month. New York Cotton 1:30 2968 2963 2959 Open High Low Dec 2970 2970 2968 Mar 2964 2965 2961 May 2960 2%1 2957 July 2911 291D 2916 Oct 2710 2182 2769 N. O. Cotton Dec. Mar May July Oct . Oi>en High Low . 2967 2967 2965 , 2959 2959 2957 , 2955 2956 2953 . 2fl07 2911 2907 2761 2772 2761 2778 1:30 2965 3959 2956 2911 2761 Joiner Man Sentenced" For Murder Chester Scott, 46, of Joiner, was sentenced to serve n life term In the Missouri penitentiary Saturday when he entered a plea of guilty to n charge of first degree; murder In Dunklin County Circuit Court in Kennett. He surrendered to Missouri officers last Monday and led them to tlie place where he had hurled the body of Oscar Johnson, 34, after the men had quarrelled and Johnson was killed with an ax. • The men had been working as loggers near Horncrsvilte and had been living in the same house. Scott returned to Joiner following the s'. ylr.g and disclosed to relatives what had happened. At the suggestion of relatives, h« agreed to surrender to the Missouri officers. with $105; and the American Legion ;roup in sixth plnce with $70 co l In connection with employees contributions, Mr. Bailey announced today the areas to be covcrec the various solicitors. Clint CaJdwell and Jimmy Gil will head solicitation In the area from Second to Franklin Street Joe Trleschmann will solicit fund from employees of wholesale gro cers; Leonard Campbell, Franklin Street and enst of Franklin Street Marshall Blacknrd, airbase; Her tert Chllds, railroad to Fifth Street Rube Carson, automobile dealers Frank Wagner, Division Street an West of Division Street; Russet Baugh, RIce-Stix employees, Ber nard Graham, Kress employees, an James Nebhut, Arkansas - Mlssour Power Company employees. Three other arens have occn dl vlded for the solicitation, but thos to conduct the solicitation ther have not been named. The area are north and south Highway 6 anl Ash Street South. Bigger Supply of Meat May Cut Prices in 1950 WASHINGTON, Oct. 24. W) — You may be able to buy a littl more mcnt for a little less mone next yenr. The Agriculture Department pre dieted today that the 1950 suppl may average 150 pounds for enc consumer, compared with 147 th! year nnd the record of 155 In 1047 And abundant, supplies of cor and other feed grains at tavorabl prices may result In moderate] lower prices. , Almost all of the anticipate price reduction and most of th expected Increase in supplies wi be in pork. Mr. and Mrs. America to Pay Higher Prices for Their Food By End of '49 Bv Sam Dawson NEW YORK, Oct. 24. (#•)—Talk about dollar-a-pound coffee by next year makes you wonder. Is inflation going to show up again In the place you'll like It least the family marketbasket? Already the men who package foods are starting to prepare you for price hikes all along the line before the end of the year, reversing their own predictions of * short time ago. They acknowledge large surpluses o( grain but they say the government buys these up and neutralizes the law of supply and demand. A lot of Hems add up. Beef on Ihe hoof Is selling at the highest price since last Norember. Tlie Agriculture Department today S ay s meat prices may be lower—but adds that'll be next year, and mostly In pork. Drain prices turned upward soon ns Congress voted to continue wartime high parity payment? for the principal food crops. Bountiful harvests won't pay .off too strongly at the grocery. Sugar edges a shade higher a wholesale, although there Is a wor! surplus held off the American mar ket by law. Cocoa has climbed u the price ladder again. And som candy makers are reported har pressed to line up all the they'd like for the Christmas Irad The reason packaged food hand lers advance for higher prices t come Is: they fenr the steel, coa and aluminum strikes will : cause shortages of necessary sup plies In their plants and raise thel costs. "With the strikes In basic Indus tries," says Paul S. Willis, presl dent of the Grocery ~ .nufacturer ol America. "It Isn't possible fo food prices to continue to drop a we thought they would. On the con trary, an upward trend In all food stuffs will become noticeably shorl ly and be more pronounced towar the year's end." Roasted coffee prices have gon up four times In recent weeks I the wholesale market, reflecting th sharp advance In the price ol th coffee bean. President Supports 'Earuch Plan' For Control of A-BombThrough UN By Ernest B. Vaccaro NEW YORK, Oct. 24. (AP)—President Truman dial- iit'cd all nations today to agree on a workable way to out- aw tlio atomic bomb, as tlie alternative to man's destruction Speaking against the background of Russia's refusal to :ome into an agreement that the United States and otSier powers have endorsed, Mr. Truman said: "To assure that atomic energy will be devoted to man's welt arc and not to his destruction is a continuing challenge to all nations and all peoples." Council to Act On Petition by City's Realtors The City council will meet at ^ o'clock tomorrow night in . th< Municipal Courtroom In city .'Hal to consider the petition, for decontrol of rents rilcdiRst summer by the Blytheville Real Estate Board. In the face of opposition led by Dud Cason post 2-1 or the Amerlcai Legion, action on tlie decontrol ~pe lltton has been postponed twice. The Real Estate Bonrd spokesmoi argue that federal controls are blocking Improvement of rental property in Blytheville nnd that housing facilities are sufficient to permit lifting of rent ceilings. The Legion leaders say that there is not .sufficient housing available nnd that rents will skyrocket if con- irols nre lilted. Under the Rent Control Act of 3Q-ID, the ceilings may be removec by locnl governments or by application to the Office of the Housing Expediter. If local governments lift the controls, there Is no recourse If rents skyrocket. H controls are lifted by the housing expediter, he may rc- Jmpose them if rents show unwarranted Increases. It was explalncci. Although previous council meetings on this Issue have been attended by virtually only the real estate board members and Legionnaires .tonight's meeting—ns arc all council sessions—is open to the rublic. Rent controls have been lilted throughout Mississippi County with the exception of Blytheville. These I controls were removed by the ln*us ing expediter. Peace Keynote Of Speeches at UN Dedication NEW YORK, Oct. 24. (IP) — Here nre highlights of addresses of speakers who Joined President Trumnn in cornerstone laying ceremonies for the new United Nations building In Manhattan: Carlos V. Romulo, Philippine delegate nnd president of the U.N. General Assembly: "This ground, a part of America, now belongs to the world. It Is dedicated ground. Upon it will rest the visible structure of the United Nations, the Instrument by which humanity hopes to at- tnln pence nnd' the blessings of peace. . . . "The United Nations Is the last scred temple for .the rediscovery of human brotherhood. Wo must remain at peace with on another —or die." U.N. Secretary-Grnerxl Trrrve. Me: "The world needs. . . . nets of statesmanship and courage by the member governments In support of the United Nations. ,'T believe profoundly; that only the success of the United Nations can prevent a third world war nnd achieve a lasting pence." Ambassador Warren R. Austin, permanent United States delegate to'Die 1 •U.N. and chairman of the' Headquarters Advisory Committee: "As we dedicate the cornerstone on this anniversary, we rc- dcdlcatc ourselves" to the high purposes for which these buildings are erected. We realize that order to achieve these purposes men of good, will must continue to demonstrate tholr confidence, anil continue to harmonize their , different views In the search of universal accord." Mayor William O'Dwyer of New Ynrk City: "If wars are to he forever abolished, the men and women of this world must devote their hearts and minds to the task of bringing the family of nations together nnd settling, by discussion and calm consideration, the differences which warfare never dissolves. , "The differences which exist among the various nations und races of the world have always been over-emphasized. They are more superficial than real." It wns his first foreign policy decoration since his Sept. 23 an- iounccni<Mit: "We have evidence hat within recent weeks an atomic explosion occurred In the USSR" The President declared: "Ever since Hie first atomic weap- m was developed, a , major objec- Ive of United States policy has leen a system of international control of atomic energy that would issure clfective prohibition of atomic weapons, and at the same Ume would promote the peaceful use of atomic energy by all nations." UN Cornerstone I-aid Mr. Trumnn spoke at the laying of the - cornerstone of the secretariat Building of permanent United Nations Headnunrters on UN'» lourth anniversary. The United States has offered to stir-render Its bombs 'under the Russian-opposed, but General Assembly-approved "Bnruch Plan" providing rigid UN Inspections'and controls to assure ngnilist'Illegal bomb building. The President did not mention Russia- by name, but Indirectly challenged the Soviet government to offer a "better and more effective plan." •: He said the United States Is now, 'and will renmln, ready to do Its full slinre" to meet the atomic v;eapon's threat to peace. In another obvious dig at the soviet orbit, Mr. Truman also sharply criticized disregard of human rights which he said were "Indispensable to political, economic and social progress." He said UN mem- hers know that "disregard • of human rights is,the beginning of tyranny, .and, too often,' the- begin-' lilng of war." " '" ,,.. ; : " < Solution to Be'Slow •• He spoke just two days after the General Assembly voted agreement with Western charges that Russian catellltes Bulgaria, Romania arid Hungary are suprcsslng human rights and freedoms. Tlie questions first were raised a'fter trials ol Josef Cardinal Mlmlszcnty in Budapest and other religious leaders in Bulgaria. "Respect for human rights, promotion of economic development. End a system for control of wenp- ons are requisites to the kind of world we seek," Mr. Truman said. "We can not solve these problems overnight, hut wo must keep everlastingly working at them in order to reach our goal. The General Assembly approved, 40 to 6, Nov. 4, 1S48, the United Stales-endorsed plan drafted by Bernard M. Baruch and others of See TRUMAN on Page 12 Mexicans Sought After Gunplay in State Line Store CARUTHERSVJLLE. Mo., Oct 24 —Pemlscot County Sheriffs dcp.i- ties today were searching for two Mexicans who were reported to have figured in gun play at the slate ilne last night when one man was shot In the arm. Bill Matthews, of Stcelc, was in Walls Hospital today ns a result of the affray. Hospital officials termed his condition satisfactory. Clcntus Bailey, operator of the Cleatus Bailey Stiilc Line Grocery Store, snid the two Mexicans came Into his store nround 7 o'clock last night. One, he said, had i\ pistol, the other « knife. "They threatened a couple of people • In the store and acted as if they were crazy. . . . although I wouldn't say they were drunk," Mr. Bailey said today. After a few from the Mexicans. Mr. Bailey said he got a pistol of his own nnd chased the men out of the store. "The one with the pistol fired two shots point blank at me and I fired at him a couple of times. I wasn't hit. hut I believe I hit one of the iVfcxIcans." Mr. Bailey said. One of the shots tired by the Mexicans apparently struck Mr. Matthews. The Mexicans escaped Into dark on foot. the Soyb leans Open High Low Close Nov 22SX 231 228« 230 Dec 229 231K 229 230 Mch 229 231 228»J 229K May J28 229 ',4 227 227 V, Child is Killed Cars Collide East of Hayti, Mo. CAHUTHERSVILLE, Mo., Oct. 24. —Richard Leslie Alexander, seven- month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Alexander, wns fntnlly Injured In an automobile collision Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on Highway 8-1 two miles cast of Hayti. Tlie child died between stecle and the State Line white en route to a hospital in Blytheville. According to the Pemlscott County Sheriffs Office, the accident was a hcnd-on-colllslon between a Chevrolet sedan driven by A. B Rhodes of Caruthcrsvllle, anl a Plymouth coupe being driven by R. L. Alexander of Hayll. Alexander and his wife; Flora Al- mcda, suffered severe cuts and bruises They were treated for cuts and shock at the clinic in Caruth- ersvllle. Rhodes, vice president of the National Bank of Caruthcrsvllle, suffered cuts on the forehead and shock. At the time of the accident the car driven by Rhodes was traveling east toward Caruthersvlllc while the Alexander automobile was traveling west toward- Hayti. No charges have been filed against either party. Slight Improvement Noferf in Condition of Blythevslle Hotel Owner BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Oct. 24. W) — The condition of Crawford Noble, Blytheville, Ark., hotel owner, was reported as 'fair' by his attending physicians here today. He was brought to a hospital here recently from Stockholm In Sweden where he became seriously 111 while on a tour o( European countries. Mr. Nob!e, who Is 50, Is a former president of the Hotel Qrceters of July. Two Men Injured In Tractor-Auto Crash Near Steele Roy Poplin, 23, of steele, Mo., Route 1, was resting in Walls Hospital today, utter receiving serious injuries In a tractor and truck accident about 0:30 last night, seven Miles north of Blytheville. According to Mrs. Poplin. Mr. Toplln and George HIx were bringing the tractor home about dark :nst night, when the tractor hit a parked car, belonging to a Memphis Negro, whose name was not learned. She said that both her hus- l.nnd and Mr. HIx reported that the car had no lights and was extending onto the highway. The tractor turned over and pinned both Mr. poplin and Mr. Hix under the wreckage, but Mr. Hix, injured only slightly managed to get the other man out. Mr. Hix received treatment at Walls Hospital last night but wns dismissed. Mr. Poplin is being treated for badly bruised ankle, lacerations of the head and back pbrasions. Mrs. Anderson HIx, step-mother 01 George Hix, brought them to" the hospital. Two Men Are Injured In Tractor Accident Two farm laborers are hospitalized today as a result of a tractor accident between Blytheville and Armorel early Sunday morning. E. S. Black. 29, was dismissed from ihe Blytheville hospital, where he was treated for a kg Injury and was sent to the Veterans Hospital In Memphis today. Thcron Jackson Is tclng treated for a broken jaw at Mie Walls Hospital. The two were working for Mrs. Louise Chapman aV**.rTnorel, and ihe said that they ha<i been here just alwut a. week. Mr. Jackson is irom Hope, Ark.,' and Mr. Black from Lambert, Miss. Mrs. Chapman said that the details of the accident had not been determined, but that the tractor turned over near the J. N. Smoth- presldent of the Hotel Qrceters of ermon properly, nnd both men'were America. He was stricken late in p.vmed underneath. Blnck is believed to have been driving.

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