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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH« DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST UIS6OURI v VOL. XLIII—NO. 8 Blytheville Dally Newt Blytheville Courier Blythevllle Herald BLYTHEVILLK, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, MARCH SO, 1S)46 3,500 IBE Members Will Not Obey Order To Work Under State RICHMOND, Va., Mar. 30. (U.P.)—Union cmployeToTthe strike threatened Virginia Klectrie Power Coinpanv bluntly informed Gov. William Tuck today they will not work for the state as members of the Virginia Militia "under .... same wages and labor conditions now existing." The workers had been drafted into the militia yesterday by the governor who sought to prevent a power blackout in the state. The strike has been called for Sunday midnight The decision ol' the union not to work despite the was.sent to Tuck by Joseph C. McliHosh, internationr resuntative of the Workers (AFL). Mclntosh reported tlmt all eight » union locals in Virginia had re- l»rted their refusal to work for tlie state. In a telegram to the governor, Mclntosh said: < "I am now empowered by the employes of the Virginia Electric Power Company who are members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers to inform you that under no circumstances will they work voluntarily at their respective essential stations for the commonwealth of Virginia under tlie same wages and labor conditions now prevailing." Macintosh's telegram was sent shortly before an llth hour attempt to end the strike threat was slated in the office of U. S. Labor concilliator Ludcn p. Rye, who called company and union officials to a conference. . The reeling was called as Mcln- tosh urged union members to stand steadfast and be patient "despite extreme provocation." •Mclntosh pleaded with the 3,500 dissident workers to "be patient and despite extreme provocation, remain at your respective positions until the time of the strike date set by the union." Locals at South Boston, Richmond'. Chartattesvllle, Norfolk, Harrisonburg, Alexandria, and Newport-news have voted without a dissenting ballot, to leave their jobs despite bejng pressed into the stale militia. Only Covington had not reported. "Your negotiating committee will attend the meeting called at 10 a.m. today by U. S. Conciliation | Commissioner Lucian P. Rye and i-will ; ciSr—•=x- i 'thipg in its -power to prevent ,vour being forced to cease work in protest against wngps jnd conditions under which you work," he said. "There is still time to find a solution lo the problem facing both you and the management of the Virginia Electric Power Company. You can do no less that permit those you have empowered the opportunity to use every possible moment for that purpose." Mclntosh said his statement resulted from the general extreme unrest of the workers, and hints of a prem iture work stoppage in protest of the Virginia governor's mass induction of all male employes of the company into the state guard. They were given draft notices yesterdny and warned that failure to obey orders of state guard com- mancters would leave them subject to court martial. National AFL President William Green, in Washington, said the action amounted to "involuntary servitude." Tuck countered with the declaration that h c was protecting Virginia sganlst the "unbridled threat"/of a strike by the IBEW against, the utility. F "As I see it," Tuck said, "this is a Virginia matter and Green lias nothing lo do with it." Green warned that the National AFb •would "never acquiese to Tuck's policy." International Association draft ational repot' Elcctriea Bridge Repair Work Underway Solid Flooring Will Be Laid At Big Lake As Safety Measure Improvements are being nmde on the Big Lake bridge as a result of the protests made by citizens of Big Lake township and other sections of the county following a fatal accident there recently. Work has already begun on Hie bridge which is being refloorcd lengthwise to do away with the runners. In the future Ihc bridge floor will be solid. The accident in which Mrs. R. C. Lang.ston of Luxorn was killed and six other passengers riding with her miraculously escaped death brought matters to a head. The bridge, long a menace, became the center of a county wide attack which has resulted in the present action. The work being done now is regarded only as a temporary measure, as one of the plans of the Highway Commission, according to J. C. Baker, director of highways in Arkansas, is to reconstruct this bridge during the post war period. Auto Industry Ready To Shift Into High Gear All Major Producers To Be In Production Again On Monday DETROIT, March 30. (UP)—Developments on a half-dozen fronts jnvc promise loduy tlmt the nn- liou's multi-billion dollar automotive industry will hnvc nil Its major producers in operulton Monday for the first time since the end ol the war. Packard disclosed that it will resume partial operations next week wlillc General Motors announced production of its first car since the strike begun and Ford snlci its dullj (mil output is mounting steadily Chrysler's operations hnvc been virtually continuous since rcsumplioi of civilian output lust July 3. The newest member ci the automotive Industry family also made news. President Joseph W. Frn- zcr of Kalscr-Fra'«r Corporatioi paid the first Frazer car will rol off the assembly lines by April 15 with monthly unit output rising to 8,000 In July. He also said the corporation hoped lo turn out its first low-priced Kal- scr car by July 15 but that this was "not too definite." Packard said H would resume Byrnes Wi7/ Report To Truman As Worried UN Delegates Rest By K. II. HI1ACKKOKI) Ullllnl I'M-ss 8Uff C^rrr.s|M>iidcnt NKW YORK, Mar. 30. (U.l>.)—Sccrcliu-y if SUite James F. Hyrnc.s, hnvinrr ]>oscd another major test of the United Nations Security Council's prestige against bitter Soviet opposition, returns to Washington today to «ive President Trmnun a report on UNO's first crucial week in the new world. Initial Soviet rci'.elion to the Council's decision to appeal directly to Premier Josef Slaliu for assurance his troops will leave Inui unconditionally was hitter. Soviet circles here culled it a "far from friendly" act. — « Byrnes Joined most of the other SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS'" Muriel Knudsen Is State Winner Oratorical Contest Is Held Yesterday At North Little Rock "I was .surprised and stunned--], well. I Just couldn't think," Muriel Knudsen said when asked how shn felt and what she thought when It was announced Hint she had won first place in the state oratorical contest. Sponsored by (he American Lc- filon, the contest was held yesterday afternoon at North Little Rock the High School. partial production Monday after a' . F<> ; winnl "K '" lhls contest, Miss 10-wceks shutdown resulting from' Khudsen, n senior in High School. Truman Veto Of Wage Bill Now Probable Heart Ailment Proves Fatal To Osceola Man V. C. Colbert of Osceola died this morning, 5:55 o'clock, at Blytheville Hospital afler a year's illness of a heart ailment. He was 58. Tentative plans for tiic funeral are that services will be held Monday afternoon. 1 o'clock, at Swift Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Earl Cravens, pastor of the Methodist Church of Russcllvillc, Ark., officiating. Tlie funeral cortege will then go to McCool. Miss., for burial services. Mr. Colbert moved to Osceola In 1941 will! his wife and sole survivor, Mrs. Lona Colbert, from Car- Ihagc. Miss. He was a retired planter. WASHINGTON, March 30. (UP) —Thc administration's , minimum wage bill headed for a presidential veto today because ail angry Senile farm bloc added a : rider that would result in an across-the-board increase in farm prices.:•••: Tlie House was expected to agree with thc Senate on the move to boost farm prices regardless of what lappens to the 65-cent floor which the administration had hoped to put under industrial wages. The Senate vote on Ihe rider was 43-31. Tlie farm bloc coalition, including 24 Democrats and 19 Republicans, look its actibn In the face of a direct warning by President Truman that he would be compelled to veto thc minimum wage bill if the farm price amendment were added. Thc warning was delivered lo thc Senate by Democratic Leader Alben W. Barklcy, D., Ky., touching, off n violent wave of protest. Sen. Richard B. Russell, D., Ga., co-author of (he rider, said Ihe warning amounted to "coercion and intimidation." Hc said Mr. Truman had no right to use thc veto threat. "Representative government is on trial in this Senate this afternoon, Russell said. "If this nation is to \K preserved, the Congress of thc United States must maintain Its integrity and independence."* His words almost echoed n warn ing which Barklcy himself delivered two years ago when, in one of thc most dramatic episodes of thc Roosevelt administration, hc resigned as majority leader in protest of Mr. Roosevelt's language in vetoing tax bill. Barkley defended Mr. Truman vesterday. however. Hc denied Russell's impassioned charge that the President had been influenced In his warning by the CIO or its Political Action Committee. "I cannot let that go unchallenged." he said. "It is getting to be a habit that whenever thc President takes a position to accuse him of being dominated by thc CIO." parts shortages caused by thc steel and General Motors strikes. President George T. Christopher said the company hoped to be in full operation by April 15. At Ford, a spokesman said output since resumption o; civilian production has passed the 200.000 mark with an output of 102,114 cars and 99,175 trucks. Only an unexpected shutdown by Hudson Motor Company marred thc auto Industry's production picture. Hudson shut down today because of a shortage of axle housings, result- Ing from a strike at Midland Steel Products Company, Cleveland. O. About 6.500 employes were laid oft nnd output of 400 cars a day was stopped. Hudson has made 22,930 cars since V-J Day. Tlie If aiser-Frazcr annoiuiccment said the corporation would turn out 100 Frazers by May 1, 500 in May, 2,500 in June, anB 8,000 in July at the huge Willow Hun plant. It said schedules called .for. production . 9! 147,000 "Kaisers and Frazers by next Jan. 1 General Motors remained the only manufacturer still plagued with labor difficulties, but there too the scene appeared much brighter. A United Press survey indicated that only 35.000 of GM's 175,000 production workers remain on strike over local disputes at 14 plants hroughout the country—and early settlements are expected at four divisions including the huge Flint, Mich., -Buick unit. will be given $100 lu the form of scholarship, She Is "not sure what she will do with it." She will next enter In thc reglon- nl contest, to be held April 10 at North Little Hock. Victor in this competition will enter the National Contest. ' Miss KnudKcn competed with :hrec other area winners, two boys, Irom Fayettcvillc and F.I Dorado, and n girl from Hamburg. I. She gnve her 12-nihiute sireech, 'The American Bill of Rights" nnd an extemporaneous talk on one of thc first six Articles hi the Bill of Rights. Each contestant was given Ihn same subject. Before entering thc contest, the orator had placed first in the local, district and area competitions.-. Miss Kmidsen is the daughter of Mr. and Vjs. O. E. Knudsen land an honor student nt the High School. ' • .,•;•; , She Is active In school clfta; prpgrmns, holding the oflicefif lo'rlan in the Masque an*j Club, and Is a member of ItU Club and National Contest)"-' She wns accompanied to North Little Hock by her parents; W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of schools, and Miss Lund B. Wllhclm, High School speech instructor. council members In nn exodus from :he scene of a week unparalleled In recent diplomatic history. The four-day "cooling off" period—to allow time for the Soviet and Iranian governments to rcp)> lo requests for Information about the status of their negotiations— wns welcomed by weary and worried delegates. They planned to rest during the week-end while tho new peace organisation appeared lo teller between possible success and jwsstblc destruction. Despite Ihe break In thc tenslor as u rcMil,t of yesterday's acloptloi of n "formula" for solution of thc Iranian cane, delegates will Imvo an uneasy week-end. They arc cautiously hopeful tha Sliilln will take the chancu offered by Ihe council lo Ret off the spot. But some wondered If they wcr,. not whistling In the dark. Soviet reaction to this week's historic events which suw the Soviet representative stnlk out of the council chamber because his request for delay,on the Iranian case w'ns not granted still caused uneasiness. Aflcr yesterday's council meeting—at wjitch delegates and spectators had thulr first chnncp U> titter, even if nervously, this week —Soviet circles reacted gloomily. These Soviet circles described the council action—taken in Russia's absence—as "far from friendly." Karllcr Moscow dispatches coming lhroi|f?h Russian censorship charged Hint Ihc council's decision lo proceed with Us Iranian hear- ng without Russia was "a gcsUi're hostility to Ihc Soviet Union." Soviet circles also -Were extremc- y critical of Byrnes who led the ipposltlan to Russia's iwstpone- ' Troops to Stand juard As Greeks Ballot Tomorrow Atmosphere Tense As EAM Group Refuses To Take Part In Voting ATHKNS, Mifr. 30. (U.l 1 .) — Or we prcpiii-cd with elaborate military precnulions today ; U r Us first BciUTiil cladlon in 10 It will bo held tomorrow If necessary cmoi'Dctioy legislation Is passed In time, I British nnd ordered out to tho lonse aline wing BAM Oi'K I used to partlcli: and was catni: for n muss boy EAM lenders "terrorism" lo election WHS In a right-wing leftist parlies from voling. Premier The was reported re emergency Icgli Ihe electoral co Hi body which » results. The inoxpcctcdly ilnlu Council The Slate court Illegal by cent retirement bars. A similar he 1020 elcotlo N. Y. Stocks A T & T 189 7-8 Amer Tobacco 92 Anaconda Copper 47 Belli Slecl 103 3-4 Chrysler 128 1-2 Coca Cola 196 Gen Electric 47 Gen Motors 72 1-8 Montgomery Ward 92 Int Harvester 937-8 North Am Aviation 137-3 SUIdebakcr 313-8 Standard of N J 69 1-2 Texas Corp 59 3 Packard 101-8 U S Stol 03 3-4 Government Goods : To fie Put On Sale MEMPHIS, Tcnn.. Mar. 30. (UP) —An estimated $100,000.000 worth of surplus government goods, ranging from washing powder lo farm lighting plants, will be placed on sale at Memphis Army Service Forces Depot within a few weeks, The Commercial Appeal reported today Thc first In a scries of sates will offer goods valued at $8,000,000 to dealers and merchants In lots priced at $300 lo $10,000, the paper said. Consumer goods for . sale will include hardware, tools, soap, paper, twine, brooms, and possibly canned goods and furniture. Capital goods offered will include paints, electric welding machines, dycstuffs. pumps, wire, rope and many other items. (Government agencies will receive top priority, followed by states, cities and counties, velerans non-profit institutions, dealers an< Hie general public. Sailing Craft Ready For Race St. Petersburg-Havana Yacht Race To Begin At Noon Today ST. PETERSBURG. Pla., March 30. (UP)—Tlie boom of the starting cannon will find n score of stately sailing vessels standing down Tampa Bay at high noon today for the 13th renewal of the annual St Rptersbuy-Havana Yacht Race. Depending upon wind, weather nnd the skill of their skippers, the craft will sight Mono Castle jut- ling nbove the shores of Cuba some 35 to 90 hours later. The 284- nauticnl mile course is charted hrough th c alternate squalls and j :alm of th c Gulf of Mexico nnd he boisterous seas of the Florida Straits where the Gulf meets the Atlantic. Some IS yachts, rigged nx schooners, cutters, ketches, ynwls and .loopp, had fcathtrcd here last light from many states and Cuba for renewal of the rivalry between yachtsmen that began in 1930 but was abandoned during the war because ol lurking submarines. Tlie 33-foot cutler Good Fortune of Miami and the 41-foot schooner Mistress II of Mobile, Ala., were trying to beat their way last night against unfavorable weather from their home ports In time for the race. James B. Brlckell's 44-foot cutter Starlight of Miami and I,arch- mont, N.'y.. w as favored ns-w-innet along the quayside If present weather conditions hold. However, either thc schooners Sea Gypsy of New York or Belletrlx of Toledo, O., were given the edge if heavy Winds blow up along thc route. Thc best time made in the series was that of the yawl Good News owned by Robert Johnson of New York city, which in 1940 made Havana In 3"; hours and 16 minutes. The slowest race was that of 1932. when all nine entries drifted off the course and the Windjammer came In {irst, afler 99 hours. The last two races in 1940 and 1941 found the winners only two minutes ahead of their seconds into Havana Harbor. Yachtsmen thl; year will be sailing for nine Iro- phles, donated by St. Petersburg and Cuban Interests for winners In tholr clossts. State Revenues Expected To Hit New Record High' LITTLE POCK. Mar. 30. (UP) — Already more than $15,000,000 for Ihc first quarter, Arkansas's revenues were expected today to se a new record high of $50,000,000 in 1846. State Revenue Commissioner Otho A. Cook said here that collections In January were $6,540,000 in February they were $4.400,000 and in March were $4,063,000. He attributed the drop in N5arch collections lo the sal,, of 1846 aulo mobile '/;cnscs in the first two months r; the year. But he pointed out that normal revenues increased, and he predicted an additional boost if consumer goods reach the market in appreciable quantities during the latter part of the year. Thc drop in auto license sales was partially offset by an increase In Income tax collections—$53.851 in February to $313,053 i n March, a gain of $259,202. Cigarette tnx collections rose slightly from $378.938 in February lo $388.856 In March, while gasoline tax collections dropped from $1.162.000 to $1,133.000. Revenue from the races at Hot Springs added $4D2,99G to Ihe M.irch income, Cook reported. 9 Taxi Drivers Are Questioned fn Man's Death nent' motion and projxwcd thc formula" adopted late yesterday Clicy mid Soviet opinion that Byrnes was not interested In ar early Soviet - Iranian agreement was being gradually strengthened. Their reaction tended to con- Jlrxy that" unless there is a radl change In Soviet policy on the Iranian Issue before next Werincs- tlny the UNO Security Council t liend>' for a rebuff nx damaging as Russia's walkout. In such an event, thc assumption thnt the council would decide Lu go nhead and let Iran lay bain her charges against Russia In detail—with Russia's chair still vacant. ' v, ; • troops wer« ireservc order In pherc. The left- nlzHtlon lui.s re- lo In tho cl action Ignlng vigorously oil of Ihe polls, harged right-win;; oerce voters. The pccted to result victory, stnco tho aimed to abstain ilstocles Sofoulls tty to promulgate atlon to Secretary Of Labor Confers With Lewis In Coal Wage Crisis WASHINGTON, Mar. 80. (U.P.)—Secretary of Labor Lewis H. Scliwcllonbach personally intervened iir the dead- 1 lock soft coitl wage negotiations today, j Although tho government virtually had abandoned hope lor preventing the walkout tomorrow midnight, Schwellen-' bucli went lo tlie Shorohii'm Hotel to confer privately with President John L. Lewis of the United Mine Workers ', behwollenlwch wns accompanied by Assistant' Secretary of- Labor John Gibson nnd Conciliator Douglas Byrd. The Labor Secretary told reporters ho was not taking a speciiie settlement proposal to Lewis. Schwellehbach' said' ,lie did not know whether he would confer later with bituminous mine operators. Hurley Takes Another Poke At State Dept. WASHINGTON, Mar. 80. (UP)— MnJ. Qon. I'alrlck j. Hurley leveled u new blast at the State Department, today, contending that America WIIN asking "predatory nations" lo disarm on one hand and arming them on the other. l.end-lciiso weapon*, he said, arc !being used by Imperialists—"colonial c ordered closed and communlHt Imperialists"—to Ic without police subjugate people unarmed with banned, nnd lx)-| fi( ] U ii weapons. rt, a constltutlon- review election irt wns dissolved] >t night by the ouncll made tho annulling tho rc- of several inc'in- sltUHtlon nrose In and was .settled noy legislation. Richard Blair Dies Yesterday Resident Of Tomato Dies While Visiting At Home Of Daughter Richard Thomas Blair, resident of Tomato community since 1012, died yesterday noon near Hufl- nan. while visiting at the home of daughter, Mrs. Haltle Shea. Hc •as 10. .He had made his home with n randdaughter., Mrs. Edith Dunham nd family since death of his wife 1st September but had gone a * r eck ago to visit atv the Shea tome. Funeral services were held this norning at Sandy Ridge Ccme- cry by the Rev. Bates Sturdy pastor of Lake Street Methodist Church, with Cobb Funeral Home n charge. Horn at, Sheffield, Ind., hc farmed at Manila until retirement bc> :ause of his age. Hc Is survived by two othei daughters. Mrs. Mae McLean o l.uxora. and Mrs. Eva Myrlck o T&mato. jy swift cmerg All nhops w tomorrow. Trn nuthlrtv.ntlon wi Ice patrols werrt doubled. The RAM left-whin coalition, which lost out In Its campaign— waged with Soviet support—to postpone the elections, chained that Insufficient precautions hud been taken to prevent multiple voting, Intcrnalloiml attention was centered on the conduct and results of the balloting. Britain has vigorously supported holding the election on schedule, while Russia has fought It. An Allied Commission Is In Athens to BUporvlsc the balloting. Leftist sources reported that three person* were wounded lu gun fights cnar Piraeus and a number beaten In minor skirmishes. If the election actually to.'hold, only right-wing parties will vot«. Left-wing ,,parties- have ..plastered Athens \vlth leaflets proclaiming 'that "the nnBWcr to the traitors of democracy ilnd Independence muM be abscntlon." '•' • Early today an official announcement said that thc /(Electoral Court," which .under, Ihe ooiwtttutlon must sanctiort i tho re- ulls of the ' " ' lined by t ouncll lias nws. i'(l'i:' •! Unless the goverArrtcnt or Pic- • nlcr Thcmlaticlcs Sofonlls can ush through new legislation today, t will be legally Impossible to hold he election on Sunday. There wa* no immediate ex- ilanatlon of thc State council's action. Excited rumors spread that he action favored the extreme Tightest organzlallon "X", which has been unable to name cnndi- lates throughout the country. Parlies affiliated with EAM, the left-wing political group, carried .heir campaign against the election Into thc streets of Athens last Ight. shouting and singing crowds :mllcd streetcars nnd plastered them with atj.icntlonlst posters. Hurloy'K latest tangle with the Htalu Department occurred when resigning as ambassador to China he charged Hint dcparhncnt underlings had undermined his Now, he snld In mi address, hero last night, "I road In the paper.. thnt our slnle Department has agreed to, transfer all our lend- lensc pro.ncrty nntl to Mil all our army equipment abroad for a to ken." To make matters worse, hc continued, we arc lending the "token" to pny for this equipment. Hurley snld wo ought to bring tho equip menl home. It may be argued that the tend lease weapon! are obsolete but they are'the best In the world lo day, he sold, nnd they aro "very i effective In the hands of Imperjnl- l«fs "wh<v-> arif subjugating'-j people who nrc not armed wllhiitny" such weapons." If these weapoiui: nre .to'be supplied lo anyone, )t> should be tho United Nations police force," he added. ''t ' Hurley wtnt on to say the Unll- bo not until Wo 1 should be certain, he snld. -* While Lewis and Schwellenbach were conferring, the negotiating commlltee«' for the UMW and the , soft coal operators continued their | a Iks In another room of the same lotcl. • . > • As the parties headed into their inal pre-strlke negotiations, government officials, the union arid :\ie operators alike were designed to a walkout by the 400,00 UMW nembcra. The only question seemed how long the strike would last. None seriously believed that weekend negotiations or any proposal by Echwellenbach would head off the walkout. The' Labor Secretary met last night with his top sides on the coal situation but there wan no announcement that any decision had been reached. Schwellenbach said, however, that ho was considering attending today's union management conference or calling Lewis and operator representatives to his office 1 for separate conferences. "•'. .x H had been suggested that sch- wcllonbauh'might ask the miners to work under their old contract until a new agreement could be reached, The UMW historically has N. Y. Cotton NEW YORK, March 30. (UP) — Cotton closed barely steady. Mar. . 36«fl 2667 2645 2654 May . 2691 2881 2652 2G5& July . 21)74 2815 2649 2655 Oct. . 2684 2672 2647 2652 Dec. . 26*2 2872 2647 2653 Spots closed nominal at 28.10 down 30. Weather th ° lnst ' ru " moiit/ of pence for the people of the' world rather than an Instrument of jKiwer In the hands of a few predatory nations." "We should frankly admit to o"r- lelves thnt Ihc great nations, with the exception of China, have repudiated the principles and objec- for which we said we were flRhling the war," he asscrled. He said every commitment ol the Atlantic charter hns been 'violated ntvt repudiated." He noted that Russia. Britain nnd this country at Tehran In 1943 pledged Ihemsclves lo support the Atlantic Charter. But ,<ilnce then Its guarantee against territorial aggrandizement hns been violated as has Ihc commitment to permit self-determination by colonial peoples of their political staliis, he said. As for tlie charter's guaranteed right of cniial access to trade and raw materials, he said we now nrc buying thai rlzht In the loan agreement with Britain. Americans should be prudent enough to nsk now how many more times they will have to buy and fight for this right before they obtain it," Hurley said. refused to work without » contract, however. ^ The operators have, expected personal Intervention by Schwellenbach since they conferred Thursday with Assistant secretary John Gibson, who had met previously with UMW president John L. Lewls But the Labor Department gave no hint as to what steps might be taken., \Qoverriment s«lzure_j)f ri ''event" the strike tnkes] »3 nchedu'vd Sunday mldi jarently was ruled out by : Truman's statement'Thur* 10 such action was being consider-- cd. Meanwhile, the UMW accused the operators of "dodging every phase of every Issue" and imve Its first rlolnllcd comment on the contract proposals, subtnltted 67 management representatives last Monday.' The proposals' were rejected by the 5 union. • .:.... ARKANgAS — Partly cloudy lo- day. tonight and Sunday. Not qullc so warm north portion loday and tonight. Stee/e People Pledge $27,000 For Building Of Shoe Factory LITTLE ROCK. Mar. 30. (UPl — Little Rock and Pulaskl County officers today questioned nine tnx drivers believed to be implicate' 1 in the mysterious death Tucsda night of 52-year-old Robert B Gallman. Gallman's battered body wa- found on a lonely highway in North Little Rock, and medical ex amincrs said his denlh was causcc from a blow on the head. He haci been robbed of more than $100 . Thc taxi drivers were arrested In a dice game yesterday morning not far from whcr c the body was found. They denied any connection with Gallman's death, and officers have given no hint why they think, the drivers were implicated. Two of"Ihc men, officers said, were definite suspects. A sum of $27.000 was pledged Wednesday night by citizens and business men of Slcclc, Mo., toward thc building of a shoe factory there. In a mass meeting called by a local committee headed by Russell Frakcs at the Odd Fellows Hall, H was decided by those present to purchase certain lands adjoining Hie City of Slcele and start a badly needed sub-division, selling 1GJ lots studying thc history and financial ability of thc shoe company reporting their satisfaction and recommendation to the cili/ens of Stcele. Thc company Is ready to do business and will cnlcr Into a contract with the committee as soon as $50,000 net ts raised. They are willing to open a small factory now to be housed In temporary quarters which would employ 30 people until thc N. O. Cotton Mar. . May . Oct. . Dec. . 2680 2647 267?, 2670 2680 2650 2672 2071 2650 2635 2645 2C40 2650 2640 2850 2651 50x140 feet at $500 each, whereby larger factory building could be enough profit could be made to con- ( erected, thereby getting ft faster struct a building containing some start on the larger project. "We must lot these people know something dcflntcly within 30 days." Mr. Krnkcs told those present at thc meeting. In perfecting a permanent organization, Mr. Frakes, who has been 25,000 square feet of floor space lo be used as a shoe factory. Contacts have already been made wilh such a company which has agreed to come to Stcele with thc factory and within a short time cm- ploy some 300 people, divided about evenly between men and women. Officials of thc company have already visited here and studied conditions which have met with their approval, and a committee Including Mr. Frakes, Roy Harper, Perry Coopcrman, Sam Hamra, Claude acting as temporary chairman, was unanimously elected as permanent chairman. Sam Hnmra was elected secretary and P. S. Payne tcrasurc.- 1 . Two committees were appointed by Mr. Fr»kes to canvass thc lown Those named Included: Sinn Hamra, N. Koury, Claude Hazel, Wade Hazel, and Wade Hollcnbeck visited I Hollenbeck, Perry Coopcrman, n plant owned by. Ihe company, t John Parks. and Director It Homed LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. Mar. (30) (U,P.)—Clarence R. Jones, formerly of Atlanta, Ga., will report Monday as director of the Dairy Products Division of the Arkansas Health Department. Dr. T. T. Ross, stale officer, announced Jones' appointment yesterday. Hc replaces Dr. J. T. Claydon who has resigned to Join thc faculty of the University of Kansas. Jones, n graduate of thc University of West Virginia, was discharged recently from the Army. Little Rock's Schools Run Short Of Funds LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. Mar. 30. (U. p.)—Lltlle Rock's public school services "must be curtailed" unless additional funds arc made available. Board Chairman Wlllam F. Stelnkamo told a Little Rock civic club yesterday that conditions of thc physical plant' are "deplorable" and added It was likely the schools will finish their year in June "' Ul a J50.000 deficit. Sfeele To Pick •*•• Atf" • I City Officials T. F. Weaver Opposes Charles Bates For Post Of Mayor The mayor's race will hold the spotlight Tuesday when the citizens of Stcele, Mo,, will go to the polls to choose their city officials for the next two years. Balloting Is exacted to be fairly heavy as practically all offices arc contested.- T. P. Weaver and Charles Bates are candidates for mayor to succeed J. P. Patterson, who does not seek re-election. Neither Is new to 'city government, as Mr. Weaver served as mayor of Steelc during '42 ; and 43 nnd Mr. Bates as alderman for ,he past two years. •••••' J. P. Patterson, retiring mayor, stated that another election would probably be called soon ,to Tote on civic projects, including city hall, sewerage extensions and. water works. Bond attorneys are presently preparing an ordinance covering the city projects "for adoption of board the first week in April, according to Mr. Patterson. Fayette Frame seeks a third term as police judge. He is opposed by Asa James. The race for marshal is the only race in which three candidates are listed. Henry Lovelace seeks reelection for a third term. He Is opposed by G. F. Brown, now serving as night marshal, and Felix Howell E. A. Boon Is the only candidate without opposition. His race for collector of revenue is uneontested In Ward I, Baxter Southern anc N. A. Rickman are candidates for the two year term, and P. G. Morgan and Russell Frakes for the one year term. Both Mr. Morgan an< Mr. Frakes have previously scrvw as aldermen. In Ward ' II, Marshall Cameron and W. W- Flood are candidates for the two year post of alderman. Time Change Studied MEMPHIS, Tcnn., Mar 30. (UP) —A^>roposal to establish daylight saving time here during the summer months will be considered by City C-onimlsslon Tuesday, Mayor Chandler said today, , Fjigithff Captured MOBILE, Ala., Mar. 30. (UP) — Detectives today captured Carl F Wills, 32, who escaped,March 35 from a Marietta, Oa., prison caatp where he was terrtof "aitte to three year sentence for au* theft. Officers kept a we«k-loe« at a roomlag houw wfcari tftty had been tipped triads o< lived.

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