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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TBJt DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST UIBBOURI VOL. XLIII—NO. 7 BljrthevUle Daily New* BlythevUlc Herald Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley HLYTHBVILLE. AKKANSAS. FRIDAY. MARCH 29, 1010 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS AFL CHALLENGES INDUCTION OF WORKERS Byrnes May Ask 'Cooling Off'Period Officers Probe Mystery Blast At Manila Today Building Is Damaged Early This Morning; Family Escapes Injury A myslerious explosion at the Manila |KX>1 hall early today damaged lhe small frame building but what caused lhe blast was undecided early this afternoon. Deputy Fire Marshal Baker of Little Rock wa.s en route to Manila to assist in the Investigation .started by Deputy Sheriff Ralph Rose shortly after the explosion occurred. The blast was heard about 3 o'clock this morning by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rogers and family who lived In adjoining rooms of the same building. Originating in a small room on tlie rear, entered from the pool room, the blast caused the sides of the building to be partiallj crushed, several windows to be blown out, HID door opened, a poo table overturned and 'several legs broken, and the commode in a rest room knocked over. A small blaze started in the inner room but was extinguished before spreading. Thc building was owned by J. B. Lamb and the poolroom business owned and operaled by P. E. "Bud" Rose who had sold the business to "Corn" Brooks, effective Monday. The sale was con• sumnvated Wednesday, Of fleer Ross ,T»'as informed. None of the Rogers family was injured by the explosion. A .complete investigation will be made by the county and state-officers, IJeputy "tihei'hT'Rbs'fr^aid'' Lewis Plays For Higher Stakes, Industry Association Charges WASHINGTON, Mar. 29. (U.R) — Thc National Coal Association today accused President John 1... Lewis of the United Mine Workers of working to prevent early agreement on new wage contract terms. It said lie was '"playing for higher stakes." The charge was voiced by tlie industry association as Lewis and the soft coal ojwrators continued bargaining sessions and the government stepped up its efforts to settle the dispute. i In a bulletin distributed to its members, the association said there was no prostrect now of averting the nationwide strike scheduled for next Monday. : Peirillo Curb j|; Wins Approval In House Vote WASHINGTON, Mar. 20. .<UPV- The Wouse today overwlielminsl} Approved a Senate-House conference bill to iiinjpose stiff federal curbs on the demands of 'music I'znr Jumcy Caesar Petrillo upon rnriio broncasters. Approval camp oil standing vote of 186 to 16. Fiml Sennte nppro- vnl is no« f all that remains to send the bill fn the President. Tho bill, worked out by SeniUe- Housn cnnferee.s, \vouM make it penal offense for any person try to force a broadcaster: To employ "stand-by" orchestras. To refrain from boardcasting re- cordincR. or; To hire more empolyes than he 11 ends. Violators would be liable to a $1.000 fine and ji yrar in prison. Petrillo and his American Federation of ^tnsicians havn been ac- nised of mnkinn Hist such demands upon broacicasters. Tlie house passed a similar bill last month. The senate passe*! a much more moderate measure lasl year, and a conference was necessary. Th n bill approved by the ronfer- rrs and by the House today Is virtually identical with the original House measure. Only two minor clarifying word changes were n>arte, House approval came after Rep Clarence Brown, R,. O., onr of the house conferees, explained lhat tli measure affects "only PetrlHo be cause /" has taken a labor union and used \(, for his own purpose; against Uu interesf, nf tho laborei and the Amercian public." Father And Son Die On Gallows Executed Early Today In Iowa For Slaying Of Resort Operator FT. MADISON. la.. March 28. (UP>—A father and son. steadfiisl companions in robbery, kidnaping, and murder, were hanged logether nl dawn today in the Iowa State 'cnitentiary. The executed men were Phillip icincy, 72, and his son. William. 45, bolh illiterate Missouri backwoods- nen. It wns the first simultaneous hanging of :\ father and son for :he same crime on American criminal records. The gallows traps for both men were sprung by a sheriff who pushed AVO levers at once at G:01 a.m. C.ST. The son plunged downward a split second ahead of his father. Three physicians pronounced the father dead at 6:12 a.m. and the son at 6:13 a.m.- " : Neither man showed any emotii nor said a word ns they walked slowly across the prison yard, climbed to the gallows, and awaited the adjusting of the hoods and nooses Thc Heincys were sent to the gallows for killing Robert W. Kaebel 65, a resort operator at West Okoboji. la., during a robbery Dec. 10. 1944. The father and son had spent more than 20 years trying to make crime a paying proposition, but.' even tlie offense which cost them their lives was a financial flop. They took a train from Iheir home at Quincy. 111., to Spirit Lake. Is., near the slaying scene. Their round trip rail fare was S37.3G- The robbery loot was $28. Net loss: $9.36. The execution took place inside ii small stockade within the prison yard before about 100 witnesses. Al 6 a.m. the bells of St. Joseph's Church near the prison began peal- to j ing the angelus. At almost that lomenl, lhe warm, spring sun hit he top of the prison wall. A slight ircexc wispcd small clouds over- lead. It was the kind of a morning in Iowa farmer and his son might « going fishing together on the .lississippi River which rolls by the prison. Father and son were transferred rom their death row cells at 8 p.m last night, and spent the remaining hours of their lives in an Inspector's office with a guard and Chaplain Herman V. Bongers, who converted them to Catholicism whei they entered death row a year ago Thc office was furnished with tw cats. Their last meal consisted of steak vegetables, potatoes, cake, pie am coffee. Warden Percy Lainson said sev eral relatives had written to claim the bodies, but it was understood they w'ould bc buried in a Catholic cemetery here as they had requested. Before their arrest on the murder charge the Heincys. father and son, had stuck together through 20 years of crime. "So far as John L. Lewis Is concerned there is not only no effort to reach an agreement but every effort to prevent an agree-1 ment any time soon," the association said. "Tlie tactics he is pursuing arc collective bargaining in lame only—shadow without substance." Tlie bulletin said Lewis had "contemptuously" rejected a management wage offer and called a strike hat "within n short time will raise tiavoc with industry, transportation and general business and cause public inconvenience of incalculable magnitude." Thc association said the rejected wage offer would have increased the miners' basic pay scale 15 to 18 cents an hour. "It. is now clear that Lewis Is playing for higher stakes." the association said. "He refused to discuss wages and hours until his demands have been met for a royalty—a levy upon every ton of coal mined—whereby there may be a continuing flow of millions of dollars into his hands over and above the millions now checked off fof- the miners wages for union dues." Th c association said that if Lewis wins the royalty "He will bc a dictator more powerful than any America has yet known." .povcrnment officials said their hope ,,now was to keep lhe walkout as short as possible to prevent another reconversion slowdown. They were without hope of averting the.' strike . The threatened strike was the No. 1 problem confronting secretary Aurora Blamed For Earthquake Felt Yesterday Magnetic Disturbance Hits Communications In Many Sections Tho cnrlli troomr felt hore ycs- Icnlay nt 2:20 |>. m. was an af'tor- malh of (he northern lights seen Saturday night, according to tho gco-physlcs department jit St. Louis University. Although telegraphic communications nnd high frequency radio transmission north of Blythevillt- were disrupted by the magnetic storm, or electric currents under the surface of the cnrlh. these comnnu'.lcfitlons were mil affected in Bly..hcville, a check revealed. Apparently, Ihe earth tremor, caused by eleclricnl discharges lu the sun's atmosphere manifested here in the recent aurora borealis, caused no ditmago. It was reported In the viclntly of St.. Louis thai another aurora. Security Council Members Hold Secret Meeting - Russia Absent ItlJMJiTlN: NEW YOKK, Mar. 29. (U.P.)—United Nations Security Council members—without Russia— held an informul secret meet inn in ndvancc of the three o'clock public heiir- in« on Iran today hut none of the delegates would reveal its purposes. NEW YORK, Mm-. 29. (U.P.)—Secretary of Stuto Jmnos I'. HyrncH, having won his fight, to lot Iran tell loll her mite of the controversy with Russia, plium to ask the United Nations Security Council today to take a threo or four-day breathing spoil ntul Rive the Soviet Union a chance to answer Iran's denial of a Soviet-Iranian agreement. The Council—with Russia still absent—holds ita second honring on Iran's case against Russia at 3 p, m., with Polish diilBgatc Oscar Langc "doing my best" to act as peacemaker f Labor Lewis B. Schewellcnbach, •ho returned last night from the •est coast. The Labor Department did not r ait for Schewellenbnch's return efore stepping into the deadlock- d negotiations between the bitu- ilnous mine operators; and pre- ent John L. Lewis of the United tllne Workers. Assistant Secretary of Labor John libson spent an hour conferring 'ith the operators yesterday and hen disclosed that he already had icld a similar secret conference vith Lewis. Both of the conferences I'ere exploratory. Gibson said he had offered no proposals. There was no indication as to what path government intervention would follow. It seemed llke- y, however, to result in mediation conference searching for a settlement formula because both Lewis ind the operators would object lo extending the present contract while negotiations continued. President Truman told his news conference yesterday tlie government had no plans for seizure of the coa! mines. Although mine strikes were settled by seizure dur- ng the war, H was doubted that similar action would be equally successful now. borcalis wns seen during Wednesday night bul no report, on such lights were made here. Thc Rev. J. B. Macelwane. S. J.. head of the cco-pliysics department of the St. Louis University, said magnetic storms In the solid earth are present, al all times, but they become more active when there adc discharges of clcclrio particles from the sun's surfnce, which can bc seen at night and arc known as northern lights. ' These lights arc being seen .at different points this week with the Hayden planetarium In New York City predicting the brilliant displays will last fivc or six nights more. ;. -,:.v, . Air line pilots from southern points reported to (lie weather station In St. Louis that they had seen an unusually brilliant display of northern lights early yesterday between 4:30 and 5:30 o'click. Earlier In the week, the currents forced c\nccllntion of trans-At- lantic air service because radio communications could nol be maintained. Trc first ti ans-Atlantlc plane since Friday arrived in New York City Wednesday. Thc northern lights were seen in Blythcvillc Saturday night for about 4O minutes bul whether seen early yesterday wa.s not reported. Maj. J. W. Speck Wiil Quit Race Will Not Seek Post In Congress Because Of Old War Injury MnJ. Jefferson W. Speck of T'ronchrmm's Bayou today announced withdrawal us a candidate for Congress District. from the First. Arkansas Detroit Woman Held In Murder Of 4-Year-Old Clear Weather Predicted For Most of State LaGuardia Asks Peoole Of U. S. To Save Foods % ATLANTIC CITY. N. J. Mar. 2!) i UP>—Fiorcllo H. LcOuardia. for mer mayor of New York, formall accepted his new .lob as director cenernl of Ihn United Natioas Relief and Rehabilitation Administration lodav with a call to Americans to stop wasting food and help feed the starving peoples of the world. In a tynical fighting speech. La- fitardia also declared war on food black marketeers throughout the world and served notice that he would run UNRRA with the vigor lhat marked his leadership of the nation's largest city by announcing that he would "take over Monday —and i mean take over." "All I am. asking the American people Is not to overeat and not to waste food," he said. Tiie stocky ex-mayor said fliat New York alone wastes enough food dally to feed 350,000 people. Beauty Operator Will Face Trial In Circuit Court Birriic Louise Raincy of Memphis, formerly employed at a local bcauly shop, was bound over to Circuit Court on a charge of grand larceny, following a preliminary hearing ycs- lerday in in Municipal Court. She is charged with theft of $37t from Arthur Bell, of near Dell. He told officers he woke up at a Haytl, Mo., tourist camp during the night of Jan. 11, his three $100 bills and S37 In other bills missing, and he was alone. He testified thai he believed his companion "doped" his beer while they drank at an Ash street cafe and that he remembers nothing af- tcd lhat time until he awakened. Sheriff Deputies Ralph Rose and E. A. Rice conducted the Invc'stlga- tion which led to her arrest several days ago in Memphis, .where employed. By United Press He recently announced IV-i candidacy agalnsl Rup. E. C. Galhtngs of West Memphis, third-term eumbcnt seeking ic-eleclion. In a statement Issued today Mnj- or Speck said that he has found t impossible to conduct an ef- fccllvc iKillllciil campaign becniisc of n lingering war Injury and hah lecidcd lo withdraw from the race Major Speck made a strong pies for nil Americans to "wake up and look at the International sllua- llon," pointing out that "One of our Allies In World War II, by her aggressive attitude, Is paving tlie road to World War III." He criticized what he called "our appeasement policy" which ho said is accelerating the construction of Ihis road. "Some of our leaders have slal- ed thai we intend lo be firm in our forcgin policy but our firmness will mean nothing unless we have an effective mllilary force to back up our statements," he said. The full text of his statement Is contained in an advertisement on page 10 of today's Issue of lhe Courier News. Mnjor Speck, an electrical engineer before he entered the Army's Coast Artillery, was caplurcd in the Philippines in -May, 1042, and was n prisoner in various Japanese camps until his liberation near Mukden, Manchuria, In September, 1945. His privations while a prisoner brought about his present Illness. He is only 29. but his experiences between the great powers. Byrnes first losseil his idmx for isklng bolh Iran nnd Uiuwln ccr- :aln olurltylng questions before deciding lo proceed with full investigation of tholr dispute, nt yesterday's secret scission. He obtained immcdliito support from Britain and most of the other members. He hopes today's session will BO develop Hint his suggestion can b« nmrin in an informal manner rather limn by n stiff, rigid resolution. If Byrnes' plan Is accepted, he and liln lop advisors may lake advantage of tho long week-end "cool Inn oil" period to return lo Wash Ington for consullallons with Prcsl dent Truman. The Soviet consulate, which has been a foenl point for reporters slnci Russia walked out of the councl Wednesday, was barred to the pres. Hits morning. Soviet press attache Victor Ulanchov ordered reporter out and announced "We won't hnv any statement for the press today I don't know what's going on." Russian-Chief Delegate Andrei A Oromyko, who walked out on th council Wednesday when Byme» ani other delegates insisted on hearln Iran without granting a Soylcl demanded ^adjournment, »ald ,tha ho w*s Vftit "sure whether lie woul atlend today's meellng. But IL wa At UNO Meeting Arkndy Sovolcv, above, is (ho Kussiun delegate to the United Nations' Security Council meeting In New York, where lhe "dynamlle" problem of Irnn's complaint naulnst USSH is Hie No. 1 topic. Stuttgart Man Admits Slaying Two Other Arkansans Meet Violent Deaths; Week's Toll Is 15 DETROIT, March 29. (UP)—Mrs. Jcannette Grosso. 36, described by icr husband as epileptic, was held for investigation of murder today , , , , , . , , ,, after police said she confessed beat-11. 1 ?™ causcd him lo look much old - Most Arkansas looked forward today to fair weather after being iwampcd with two days of the heaviest rainfall of the year. Rivers in lhe state were generally stable, with the Ouachita at Camden bcin;. ,the one exception. Thc Ouachita was reported at 26.4 feet at Camden today where the floodstagc is 26 feel. River (ore- caslers said the stream will rise lo 35 feet at Camden by next Wednesday. Meanwhile the stream was falling st Arkadclphla. Toriay's reading was 24 t'cet. The floodstage at Arkadclphia is 17 feet. Although The* Arkansas River was expected to rise a few leet, no danger, slages were indicated. Observers, said there will be no change iii the White River, and that the Black River was falling slowly. Rainfall in Arkansas in the past 24 hours was slight and isolated. Generally high terflperalures prevailed, with Gilbert reporting a top for the state of 86 degrees. Other high-low readings Were Fort Smith 81 and 55, Harrison 78 and 58, Texarknna. 74 and 57, Monli- ccllo 13 and 56, Batcsville 11 and 51, Litlle Rock 69 and 57, and Brlnkley 68 and 53. The U. S. Weather Bureau in ing to death her four-year-old orphaned niece. Sobbing pltcously and sometimes incoherent. Mrs. Grosso broke down last night, police said, and admitted lhat she beat the yellow-haired litllc girl. Anna Lee Townspnd. with the buckle end of a belt and a razor strop because the child was sulky and disobedient. All clay long she resisted efforts of police to break down her story that the child's stepfather. Albert L. Rat- lifT. Marlington, W. Va.. had killed the little girl. The stepfnlher came to lhe house drunk, she said, and started beating and kicking Anna, demanding her custody. But when police confronted her wilh evidence that Ratliff was In Marlington, W. Va.. at the time of the slaying, she confessed. \Aany Entries Received Here For Rabbit Show r. known thiit Ir»h would bo •nd oilier rncmbcrs did not expect him. i Polish Chief Delegate Oscar Largo, sole supporter of Russia In the council, was believed in touch with Oroirjyko discussing tactlci for, he coiinci^ meeting at 3 p.m. 'J'hd cquncll'Wris ready to hear iii Anglo- American 1 plan which i it vfis hoped would take some of the Hint <jff ;the Iranian crisis and pos- ilbly Induce Gromyko to call off his x>ycott. It will hear Iran's answers to ionic questions \,y the Polish delegate and then probably bo asked to seek by direct communication with he Soviet and Iranian govcrn- :nenU clarification of their conflicting statements on baelc Issues. The Anglo-American plan, if adopted, would cull for an adjournment until Monday or Tuesday to allow time for the Soviet and Iranian replies. Hut the prospects were that a direct appeal to Moscow by the cAun- With the forthcoming Kabbi Show to l>e held here next Satur day and Sunday, nil types of en tries are being received, it was an nounced today by officials of tlv local sponsoring group. Already received have been entries ranging from a two and a half pound Polish lo a 22-pound Flemish Giant, Allen Hushing said. The show is to be held at the Mississippi County Fair Grounds during lhe Iwo-day period of April fi-7. with substantial cash prires to bc awarded. Reports Asked In Red Cross FundCampaign Al) chairman in the American Red Cross Fund campaign of Chlck- iSt>wba District are asked to ttfrr reports tomorrow in order thn report can bc made to the Stale office, it was announced today. RcjKirts to d»te show that two Business sections, a residential sec lion nnd section five outlying com munitics have gone over the lop Thc business section, Broadway Street lo Railroad, has gone $26.23 over the $1,050 goal and from Second lo First Street, $1.0(52.75 has been contributed. Chninnen in the section from Broadway to Railroad arc Robert Grimes nnd Second to First, which had a goal of $1.003. chairmen arc Buford Martin and Loiinlc B.oydstou. Tn lhe "reftidenlial section. Ward II. with Mrs. W. A. Affllck as chairman, $848 has been collected. Tlic live outlying communities which have gone over the top have contribucd: Dogwood Ridge. f>'V Manila. $1.328.75; Gosnell, $8(5.50: Huffman, $121.50. and Recce, $23.50. Chairmen of these communities arc: respectively. Mrs. R. E. fitrlns- cr, c. W. Ttpton. J. P. Hocott, George Cassidy and Clay staliings. cll for Information on Iran woul(, draw anothe{.;Sovict rebuff. If the Russians declined to answer, lhe United States and Brl lain would be prepared to proceed full speed ahead at midweek with n hearing on Iran's charges agalns Russia In her absence. (United Press Staff Corrcspon dent Meyer Handler meanwhile re ported from Moscow that UNO's dc clslon to discuss Iran in Russia's ab scnce wan Interpreted there as a gcslure of hosllllly toward Russia.) Thc Anglo-American plan, sup- porlcrs of which hope may be a tic- vice for bringing Russia back lo tlie council table, was discussed at the council's secret session yesterday and reportedly was favorably received. H provides that the council, in effect, ask Soviet Russia and Iran to slate whether the presence of Soviet troops In Iran beyond the March 2 deadline has Influenced negotiations. Cut those who observed Soviet Russia's- dogged opposition to discussion in council of the Iranian case before April 10 doubted that the Russians would do so while still silting out of the council. By United Prnn Three violent deaths In the stnt In tho pn-st 24 hours bring th week's toll in Arkansas to flftcet Tlie lutcst victims Include on person slain and Iwo killed by nc cidental gunshot. Earlier In th week, Arkansas Imd fiv c suicides three [lentils from automobile ac clclrnl.i two from fires, and tw believed to b c murder. W. D. Cowan. 20, of Stullsar has surrendered to Arkansas Coun ly officers and confessed the Jilay ing of ;aO-y_cur-old Robert a!a,rtwe at Casscoc. cowan,U>|d Sheriff Job Burch-thnt he returned'hoiiitvm expcctcrily and found Qlndwcll wit hl« wife. Ho han been released nf Her posllng $500 bond on n chnrt f voluntary mans Alpha Omega Terry, 13, ncclden- nlly shot nnd killed himself with [i small caliber rifle yeslorday at ils farm huii(e' near Bcnton. sher- ff Ross McDonald Is Investigating he snooljiig. -The boy Is survived >yjhta parents and n:sister,- till of '.ho iKalr Play Community. A luwlcry slray bullet caused %•'death of Mrs. Ira Onuxhlln, 65. of Monltccllo. Officers said tho shot fired by 14-yeiu-old Burman Ilccd went through the window of Cnuglilln home striking the woman below the left eye and In lhe base of her brain. She died in n Montlccllo hospital. Surviving are one son and two brothers. Meanwhile, Pulaskl county sheriff Qus Caple has asked Little Rock and stale police to assist him In solving the murder of 52-year- old Robert B. Oallman, whose body was found Wednesday beside r lonely rond In North Little Rock A coroner's report snid aallman died from a blow en the head. He had been robbed. In Augusln, four persons—two men and two women—have been charged wilh first degree mu. r dcr in the drowning of C. E. Sullivan a 58-yCfir-old farmer, hog raiser anc fisherman. His body was recovered from Tnylor Bay on an arm White River near Augusta. governor Acts To Avert Strike 3f Power Group Draft. 35,000 Men Into State Militia Because Of threat , EIOHMOND, Va., Mar. 29, (UP) — Oov. William Tuck today inducted 3,500 employes of the strike-threat-', encd Virginia Klectrlo Power Com- lany Into the state Mllllla But his notion was challenged by trie' American Federation of Labor which [ described it was "Involuntary servi-' ;udo. " . .. ' 'Seeking to end the threat of 'a'j power blackout In Uw state. Tuck ient notices to male employes '"ot \ the utility that they h»d be.fctt'1 drnf led . "Into the service of ttieJ commonwealth to execute the law I which requires that you provld* I electric service to the people .'ol'.' Virginia." . , Trick said In his order that he was anting under power granted lilm under sections two, • three and tour ot article six of the Military Code ot Virginia, and under section *.0fl« ot the code of Virginia," The latter, he said, requires the company to provide electric service to the people of the 'state oils-"! tomarlly served by It. . ." Tho three sections of the military code quoted by Tuck provide tljat tho governor shall have the right,] to call out "unorganized militia" t to execute the law, suppress riots or repel invasion. They 'lilso give him authority to decide the number of militia to be called out. arid' appoint .persons to "make the draft."'; : ' '.'..... '.; 1 ,:..7.'V -'':•-Tiie AFL'chnllenge was'vofced in' I Washington 'by AFL president Wll-" llnm Qrcen who said that Tuck's action ..Involved "the principle ot- involuntary servitude by compelling workers .to ><?rk sglrwt their,'; will." . "We will never acquiesce' to that' policy,;", Green said. ' , •E. J..,rjrown, president of the'In- ' , , that Tuck Ijod the, leg*) right to induct the union members; •".. ',«';': "ii"'j. ".;;;" But he said that the Union would wait for the law to decide legally of the move. , "We followed, government proce- lure and wo even olf«red to ar- jilrnlc, j.but the company . refused, ma nil; 11£ not Strike,!' Brdwn wa and we don't think ' the governor has the right to tell us we can- Brown said.' :- woV critical of Tuck be, _. e went to the company and 1 got the names of each worker nnd then notified them that they were In the malitla although they had taken no oath whatever." Thc strike has been called 'for Monday, April I. Denouncing the electrical workers leaders as dictators, Tuck promised that the state would take every step.necessary to insure continuous electrical service. Judge Killough To Open Court Here Monday Criminal Division of circuit Court will open here Monday with Judge Walter Killough of Wynne presiding. .Jurors announced are these from IBlythevllle: Bernard Allen, L... E. ^*_, «_j_ Charges have been filed against; Baiter, Rodney Banister, W«dter,K Mrs, Lucy Taylor, her brother Sum Bishop, J. O. Buchanan, Hermon Tnylor, his wife, and Cal Kissinger.' The five were In a boat when Sul- Afler being placed in the county Little Rock predicted fair weather jail here, she was released under!today ana ssntnrcay except In the $1000 bond. 'extreme east portion of the. slate. N. Y. Cotton Cotton closed very steady. Mar. . 2746 2788 2742 2767 May . 2746 2783 2737 2783 July . 2747 2780 213S 217H Oct. . 2748 2776 2739 2769 Dec. . 2748 2781 2740 2769 Bpols closed nominal at up 44. 28.40 Hearing Is Delayed LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. Mar. 20. i DPI—Hearings in Mrs. Miruiic Page's efforts to invalidate a divorce from her husband, the late Earl Page, set for today in Pulas kl chanfA'v Court, were delayed because of Mrs. Page's illness. Mrs. Page entered a Little Rock hospital Wednesday afternoon, and was described by her attorney today as "n very sick woman." N. Y. Stocks 190 92 A T &. T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper 46 3-4 Bclh Steel 104 1-2 Chrysler 12» 1-4 Gen Klectric 471-8 Gen Motors 72 1- Montgomery Ward 91 1-2 N Y Central 27 T-2 Hit Harvester Bl 1-2 North Am Aviallon 14 Republic Steel 331-2 Radio 16 1-4 Socony Vacuum IS 1-4 Stuclcbaker v 31 3 Standard of N J 69 1-2 Texas Corp B9 1-: Packard 10 1-4 U S St*«l 83 Ivan Is alleged to have fallen overboard and drowned. Livestock ST. IX3UIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. III.. March 29 (U.P.) (USDAJ— Livestock: Hogs 5.000; Salable 4,000; market active nnd steady. Nearly 20 per cent of run weights under 160 ibs.. early clearance. Good and choice barrows and gilts, 14.80; sows and most stags, 14.05; odd liead heavy stags, -13.75; most boars. 9 to 12. Gallic 2,600; salable 600; calves, 400, all salable; market moderate- Iv active nnd fully steady with Thursday. A few good steers, 15.25 to 16.25; all light weights. Medium to good heifers and mixed yearlings, 12.50 to 15.25; common and medium beef cows, 9.50 to 11.50; odd head good In 13 column; canners and cutters, 7 to 9.25; good Carlton, J. Louis Cherry, J. N. Smothermon, J. J. Cooks ton, Rosco Crafton, Charles Crlgger Jr., W. D. Crocker, Farmer England, Sara Florman, Gus Eberdt. From Manila—C. B. Chlldress, J. L. Swlnk, E. H. Buck, J. E. English, Allen Holt. Others wiled are: E. C. Williams of Armor el, A. A. Carson of Toma* to, W. N. WUlyard of Box Elder and John Bearden of Leacrwille. Alternates are: W. V. Brannum, Lcroy Carter, W. W. Cox, T. A. Kennett, a. M. Nelson. Matthew Piatt. W. E. Rlngger, A. G. Taylor, all of Leachville; M. F. Brownlee and M J. Koehler of Dell, S. H. Bevill of Burdette, Reg Hughes of Huffman. to 14; vcnlcrs. beef bulls 13: choice to good. steers, 11 crs, 9.50 to 17.50; to 15.75. . sausage bulls, 17.90; medium 13 lo 16.50; slaughter lo 17.50; slaughter heif- feeder steers, 19 Weather ARKANSAS—F»)r, warmer today and tonight. Saturday partly cloudy, sliowei's east iwrtlon, cooler nortti f,nd west portions. Pine BluH May Get Lower Water Rotes LITTLE ,ROCK, Ark., March ». <UP)— The" Arkansas Public service Commission today took under advisement a proposal of the t General Water Works Corp. of Pine Bluff which would reduce irater rates up to $6000 a year. The corporation proposed to separate trie Pine Blutf system from other assets and to !&sue collateral trust bonds totaling t5JOO,»0-ior refunding.- securities due «nd for acquisition, of additional securities. In addition to the rat* reduction, lhe corporation agreed to extend lh c city rate to additions to the city, and proposed to otfaniaft a subsidiary to b« known as the n Bluff Water Co. to which ibe sioal [uropcrUei of the would b* traiMfWTML Btatt

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