The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 25, 1947 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 25, 1947
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHKA 8T ARKANRin A»n ^.r^uo..^, .„.„„ ^""^ VOL. XLIV—NO. 101 BlytherUle Daily Newv Blythevlll* Cnurttr Blythevllle Herald UUslulppI VU107 AMT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHKA OT ARKANSAB AND BOOTHKAJBT MIOBOUHI H1.YTMKV1U.K. AUKANSAS, MUOAY, JUI,Y 20, 1SM7 Start Action To Acquire Property For School Site Drive Committcemen Asked To Complete Fund Solicitations Negotiations began toclny with property owners to acquire the ap- pioxiniLilely 20-acre site recommended and approved [or the build- irit; or a new high school after the Citizens School Committee and nlythevllle school Board voted to formally accept (lie area at a Joint meeting last niyht in the I7>iam- her of Commerce office in Citv Hall. It was reported that by noon today, three lots had been acquired an<j negotiations were underway foi others. James Terry, w. L. Horner and Eddie 13 D.ivkl were named a.s an appraisal and purchasing commiltcc mid authorized' to acquire, if possible, the needed land without undertaking condemnation proceedings. Two minor changes were made last niRht in the boundaries of I lie s\tc A triangular plot on the Southwest corner of the site with a half-block frontage on 10th Street and a block-long frontage on the alley North of Holly Street was excluded from the area. Nearly two acres were.added to the Southeast corner of the site mid include an area bounded by a line from tile Northeast corner of the present school property North where it joins the previously rc- to Park street and West to Seventh, commended boundary line thai ->x- lends to Eighth Street. , Both Eighth and 10th Streets will be kept open and arc not included in the site. The site now includes Txits 8, 13. 14. is. lii, 20, 21. approximately Ihc West one-third of Lots 19 and 7 In Ihc Hearn Addition. - Moat of the urea, containing between' 19 and 20 acres, in unimproved property. ' Two educational agencies made independent surveys of suggested sites and both arrived at the same conclusions. The recommendations were made by W. D. McClurkin, associate director of the Division of Survey and Field Services tor Pea body CollQgc, Nashville. Tenn, and Clifford s. Blackburn, member of the staff of the Arkansas Department of Education in Little Rock. Coincident with the launching of negotiations to purchase lots on the site came a request from the two Blythevllle school groups that the drive for $50.000 to be used in the purchase of the site be renewed. Drive cornmittcemcn were asked to compile their solicitation as rapidly a s possible. Slightly more than SJO.OO has been contributed to the school fund to date. The drive slowed to a halt before selection of the site was announced, but fund campaign officials expressed confidence the remaining $20,000 wouU be obtained. Accepted Site for New Blytheville Hifh School SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Shown ahove is the new Blytheville High School site recommended by the Citizens School Committee and the School last nig In. In addition the shaded area, chimera i was made extended the ami between Eighth atul loth Streets North the silo decided after this Illustration lo the railroad trucks. Although shaded in ihj K Illustration Kif-nth and Park Streets will be kept open and arc not included in the .site. At the bottom ot the illustration, shaded nrem tndlu-ue the pre'-cnl school buildings, includins the Senior and Junior High Schools. Central Grade School, the vocational nerlculluro facilities inm and stadium. the nnd tlic Hospital Head Woflord Named Roymond Staley Is Appointed Personnel Director By Board LITTLE ROCK. July 2:3. (UP) Thc State Hospital Board of Control today made two important personnel appointments and tentatively approved preliminary plans for the establishment of a Medicn Center on the State Hosplla grounds here. Thc proposed Medical Center wil be discussed at a joint meeting o the Hospital and University Board Ibis jitternorjn. In iin open meeting to which re porters were .specifically invited, tin Board named Win. G. WolTord o Little Rock as business manager t succeed lhc late James Markham Wnflord was formerly with thc Wa Assets Administration here. Tlic post has been vacant for som lime. Thc second position filled wa I hat of Personnel Director, a jol created by the ion Legislature Kiiyinond E. Stalcy. former head o Employe Relations with the U Engineers in Little Rock, was nam ed for thc job. The board spent most of th morning going over prcliniinar plans for lhc proposed Medical Ccn tcr. Board Chairman Paber Whit of Osccola said that the Slate Hos would cooperate in such a ecu Irr by donating the site and build ing: a 200-bcd hospital. Hr said, however, that thc Hos pital Braid's offer would be con tiiiKcnt upon the University Boar including a 30-bed Psychiatr Ward in its proposed Memorial Hos pital ns provided in lhc leglslatio appropriating money for its con si ruction. White also indicated that Tedcra aid would be necessary before th hospital could be built. The Board also received a repoi from Dr. Samuel W. Hamilton c the U.S. Public Health Service wl recently completed a survey on tl possibility of consolidating the Mec leal School and State Hospital. D Hamilton described thc program "progressive" nnd said it W ou definitely nid patients at the III pllnl. Military Training 'rogram Okayed House Armed Service Committee Wants Bill Placed Before People WASHINGTON. July 2f>. '(UP) — 'he House -Armed Services Com- Uxiay unanimously approv- To Get first Lincoln's Secret Papers Tonight By DOROTHY WILLIAMS United Press Staff Correcpondent WASHINGTON. July 25. (UP) — At midnight tonight— in a scene suggestive of a family gathering for the reading of a will— long secret papers 6J Abraham Lincoln will be opened to ' : the public for the first time. >'' •'•' • " ' .. Unlil.i'that hcjur the Library of '' d legislation me Universal Militai-j' Training rogra-m. The vote wjyj 20 to 0. Chairman Walter G. Andrews, n.. '. -Y., no rennrst. would be lade for House- action in the pro- mt session of Congress, scheduled > tidjrurn t"-iionow. (Andrews .said the purpose of ap- rovin? the measure .so late in tiic •sston was ''to ect c,nc bill on this ubfcct before thc American p;ole." He indicated that lie probably •ill pre-ss for act-ion when Congress cccnvencs in January. -A firrl attempt of .the convmit- ec to approve the -bill failed bc- ausc of thc !ack''of a quorum. A II rail showed thai, only \<i of he 33 members of thc Committee -ere present. 3ep. Carl Durham, D.. N. C.. member of the Committee, of- erert a motion lo send the bill nch to a subcommittee for fur- bcr oons-idern.lion. it. was rejected. 6 to 1. The 20 lo 0 vote approving the Bill included proxy votes of Reps. Carl Vinson, D.. :G;i.. F. Edward Icbcrt. D.. 'L,a., and R. E\viU|; TJiomasoti. D. Tex. The UMT measure, requested by President Tn::nan, wcu'd provirle fix months continuous training or 18-nnd-19-year-o'ds. followed by six 'inonibs roptionnl (.raining in tlic National Guard. Reserve Officers Training Corps or Organized Reserves. -lold 4 Men For Investigation Arrest Made After Call Received From Memphis Police Milton Hodee. 22. F. M. 1 lodge. 30. Rov L Wilson, 25. and Rolven W. Wilson. 24. all of Lonij Beach, Calif., arc being held in thc Mississippi County Jail here for investigation follo-Aine; their arrest, by County and State iwlicc ot[icc»s early this morning. Roy L. and Robert Wilson, bro- Ihcrs. and F. M Koclrje. were arrested at. thc reobody Hotel East Main Street here an<| Milton Hod,!", a brother to F. M.. was arrested on Norih Highway 6! near lhc City limits shortly nflcr the apprehension of the other three. He was driving a 1941 Lincoln sedan bear ing California license. Sheriff William Berrymnn staled that he received a call from Memphis Police Tuesday to be on thc lookout lor thc car which Milton Hodge was driving. Memphis authorities have been informed .if the quartet's arrest and an Investigation is underway, Berryirmn staled. Two .38 caliber pistols were found in the car nnd a large number ot keys, believed to be keys to locj. boxes or strong boxes, were founil in the car and in Ihe holel room he s»Id. . Congress, *"'? , ., .j ••< since !t9i9. v to"keep' the' 20,<X16-l collection locked up in accordance with the wishes of the President's son. the late Robert Todd Lincoln. When the son gave the six trnnks- ful of letters, speeches nnd memoranda to the library, he stipulated that they must be withheld from any inspection until 21 years after his death. Later he authorized preparation of an Index. As soon as the gem-studded hands of the marble clock In the library's main reading room move past midnight tonight, Librarian Luther H. Evans will declare thc conditions of the gift fulfilled. Then Dr. C. Percy Powell and Mrs. Helen Bullock, who prepared the index under conditions of secrecy rivaling those which surrounded development of the atomic bomb, will reveal their findings. Powell will open thc waist-high brown safes, to which only he has the combination, and will direct library officials to the blue-covered volumes which contain what he bc- ieves are the most choice items. Thc portfolios 'will be spread on .ables in the manuscript division vnd the librarians, working with Lincoln experts, will begin the work of selecting the most significant treasures for exhibition. Such Lincoln scholars as Poet Carl Sandburg, who hnvc counted :he hours until thc opening, will be :hcrc to see for themselves what the papers reveal. Lincoln students predict the collection will contribute a vast wealth of museum pieces. But they expect no information which would change Arrest Of Youths Clarifies Thefts Confess Scries Of Burglaries Over ' Three-State Area! biographies of Ihe Civil War President to nny marked degree. They believe most of the ma- lerlal rclntes lo his presidency. They look for such trensurcs as the originals in Lincoln's own handwriting of such history-making documents ns Ihe first and second ip- f , augural addresses. They also expect I' rwx> «nnimond, Hid., youths nr- iiumerous pencilled and penned '^cslcd here by state Police and itvfcfIs ot lnipc.;i;l>i v st*Lc pjjiri-sViTjM**- 1 ,^ A*? r invwUgntlon today con- proclamations. •' ' i Haa^crto, n series of thefts and bur' ' glnrlcs over a three-state area dur- week. Charles Dennis Alley, M. nnd Kenneth Dale. Organ. 16. were ai- rested early Thursday morning hy Htale Policemen C. E. Montgomery and A. E. Chronlstcr when their actions became suspicious after And from Mr. Lincoln's changes' | n tl)e in these papers, believed nu-! melons, they hope they may learn more of thc workings of Ids mind. Prom thc in-coming mail in the collection they hope to get the explanation of sonic purallng developments such as his removal ot Gen. George C. McClcllnn from the command of the Arhly of the Po-' lomac at a critical hour. They believe also that the In- coniiny mail will explain why Robert Todd Lincoln demanded thnli thc papers be 'withheld from the world until now. In his deed of, gift he they passed a, road-block at Main nnd Division being maintained by the officers on lookout for two West Memphis robbery suspects. said lie was imposing secrecy because thc papers "contain many references of a personal nature Uvthc immediate ancestors of persons' living." His acquaintances say tills was probubly his sole reason lor thc condition. They also agree with Lincoln experts Hint those "references" probably will be found In letters received by the assassinated President while he i was In the White. House. From midnight on thc\ Lincoln scholars who will attend tne opening will work with the library's Lincoln expert. David C. Mcarns, nnd other library officials appraising thc collection and the display. Opening of the collection will be formalized with ceremonies at 4 p.m. EOT. tomorrow. The ceremonies will be attended by at least one descendant of tlie Civil War President. Robert Bcckwith of chevy Chase, Md., a great-grandson. by -the officers bul when they tried to alley behind Walls Harris, District Governor, Talks To Rotarians J, Harold Harris of Wynne. Governor of District 138 of Rotary International, addressed my-! thcville Rotarians on club ad- inistration and service activities at their weekly meeting yesterday noon at thc Hotel Noble. Mr. Harris urged the Rolnrians to become more service conscious and to apply the Ideals of service to their everyday lives. He al.^o told of the International Assembly held at Sun Valley. Ida.. pYior to Ihe national RoU.y convention at San Froncisco. Following his address, Mr. TUr- ris met with notary Club officials and committee heads to discuss thc new year's program. Mr, Harris also addressed the Luxora Rotary Club last nigh!.. Guests at lhc mce'.lng included D. E. Blackmail ot Wynne. L. T. Lawrence. George Cone, Sam Hodges and Faber White ,all of Oj:cola, L. K. iFaulkncr of Para gould. Ward Alters of Jonesboro, James Cunningham of Pennsylvania, and Ed Stewart. Hnl D«trick and Junior Rotarian Dudley Hardy, all of Bli'thcvllle. Complete Plans For 'Y' Anniversary Observance nlnns for the anniversary dinner of thc Blylhcvilh; -y, Aug. 5 hnvc been completed. J. w. Adam-;, chairman of Ihe dinner committee. nir:oun-ccl today. Principal speaker will be T. W il- kcr Lewis of Memphis, bir.incss man and president of tlie Y.M C A. there for thc past 13 years. Mr. Lewis is prominent in civi,: enterprises and a leader In th; World Service program or thc '">]' Tlic dinner will celebrate the sc- c^nd anniversary of the ripening of the "Y" here. Tickets may IM obtained from members of the "Y" Hoard of Directors nr by c.illlng at the "Y" rooms in city Hall, Mr. Adams said. The dinner will be an open affair, he said. arrested, thc youths were 1037 Chevrolet sedan ! nhich they later admitted they hud . stolen at Hammond They lircl when fir:-1 spotted ] were trapped hide In thc Hospital. Found In the car driven bj the pair were cigars, clgnietles. a Winchester XL caliber rifle, v. lady's wrlstwatch nnd a quantity of men.! clothing. Alley nnd Oman lortny lold county, stntc and Federal officers Hint they drove to cnlumi-t City. III., after taking thc car In Hammond and while there stoic nn flllnoia license plalc Tills plnlc was on linear when the pair was arrested, officers said. From Illinois, the pair said Ihcy drove to o.iiro. III., where they Ittd tin Ignrtlion key made for the car. previously, they bad wired around the igniUon swilcli. flic next stop was Slkrslmi. Mo.. where, -the youths Irtd officers, they burglarized thc City I'ig Stand nnd tsok $12.7B Iron a KUm vcnd- -ind machine. The money—nil In pennies—was found on them. They also ndmitlrd robtjing an- othor Mtcrc but said they coul'lu'l remember wlinl. it was. Thr.y suid they broke Into a "juke box" but couldn't remember how much change was stolen. Organ, who signed a lennlhy confessicn. ;,aid this was I lie Mrsl ISmc he had been in tmnblc. O(- flfcrs said 'Alley was n parolee from iUir> Chiillcollic. O., rvdcrnl penitentiary. •Pedernl authorities said they will lake 'the two \ouths to .)<mcs- II •*• l* IVII Unification Bill Goes to Truman For Signature Establishes Single Department of Defense With Three Branches \VAEIHKCiTON. July !'». IUP1-, lie Hcur,c lodny npimived nnd sent lo President Trmran Hie Ar- •ny--Nnvy "l/nlflcntlon" l>ll| crent- nj; u single -Prpiirtiuetit ol l")e- lenrc. Thero will bo three s--p-iratn brnrclu'.s for Anny. Nnvy nnd Air. The House npprov(-d by voice- volr liie linnl version of the meti- .'uro. It wi"i n .ipajr-r Hem on Prriil- Idcnt Tnsiii'in's prournm lor this •;csMon of O:mi;i-('ss, nnd Is rxiicclril lo ri'crlvo ids rally niiproval. Despite deniii'.s. it Is widely lie- llcvrd lluit. .inmes 1-Virrcstiil.' now Sevrr'.nry of -Navy, will hec-:>me I lie niiMnn's first "Si-niTlnry of De- Irnsc." Hep. Clure E. Hoffniiin. n.. Mich., lold Ihe Hint "this U-iilslii- l.lon Is us Important us unylhln;; lh:it has come before Coii'irc-ss." Iloflman. who previously cirpowd Ihe lcKl.Hliil.lon, fald 'Ills one ob- lei-llon lifd liorn Ihi'.t the leclsln- llon .might, wind up with the 'ir.ili- Inrv In control nf the niitlonal eeonrarn-. Hie is Otininiinii nl Ihe House Kcxccutive Kxnendllurc's Com- nilllee which drafted Ihe hill in I he Houso. Ill' said he n!so favored huvlnu n clvllhni iis head of Ihe Centi-n nlclllucncc Asencv. Hint the Sc-n- I'.le retired lo butJae frnm (Is prwl- illon pi':rnlttlnn .him to be neither a civilian or 'ir^'Uin-v man. 'House n->m<v.-n\Ur, iwhlp ,h>lni W. McCora'nck mid the meivturt' will l>crmll' "brninl flexllc'llty" In opcr- atiii^ Mu; national defense i>rourn:n :iml will provide Kicntcr elticlcncy 1'iwl cvenluallv matiy econniulcs lii military rperntic.ns. T'he Scnnie npprovod lhc hl-'.l in I's Him; f'-'i-n ivrslrrday. Tlir oicriKurc will put the rtnnv. Nnvv and -A'r I'mre oil an wnuil .loollnv. nil imdcr a siurjle rablniil- runk "Scci-filar\' of Tlelenstr." lln- ilrr him will bo sccrelnrlcs of the IhiTo hi'nnclies of service-, lint they will .not. hnvc' cabinet stnlns. <Tlie new oi'^Fin'/itlon w'H be tnown PS the ".National -Military FW-ibllslimenl." The im<"isiirc provides for nn ov- Tiill iN^llonnl KcnirlU- Council, headed by the (President. It ii'so crnntc 1 ; for the first lime, a central iriterincrco ajf(Mie.y lo cnordmnlr lillellljronre operiillons rnul keep ilu: government infotin- cd on -tr'ililary nc.tivltlps .In other rcunlrirs A Nilllonnl Securitv Po.^ourrei Poiml will 1-e creitli-d to direct Industrial and eiviliun iiiobl'izitic .'n event ol wl'r. L Scnnt'vUrn';c cen'crces de'ibcr ntely wrrcled the bill lo safn'iu:ml tlie prc.'ient .status of Ihe M-ir'nc Chrps »s •! com'hat, mid p?r- iri : t lhc Navy to mnliivinn its nv.n Air Arm. The measure I hat the Scc.relnry of Defense may be either a Kiivilian or a, mllihuy 'm:iii who has not, held a commission In the lFir Army for at le-'st 10 ycnrs nrcvi<:us lo his aiMi^intment. The dlrer.lor or 'lntellit;eii'"o may be oil her K c.UTum nr mililnry man. 27 Miners Lose Lives In Illinois Mine ExpL Yy LAURA ETZ , • llnHfd rmn SUlf Correspondent ' '..' \\'KKT I'-KANKFOUT, HI., July 25., (U.P)—Rescue broiiBht out the last bodies today from Old Ben Coul Mino No. 8, where mi explosion ripped through the deep "*! minds, killinK 27 men. , j The last three victims of HIIn.Hs' second mn]or mir.e disaster In foiir months were brouRht to the sur- i face shortly before Gov. DwlBiil I Orcen nirivi'd to take iiersonal cluirKc of lhc investigation. May, Garssons Sentenced Today To Serve Terms Of Eight Months To Two Years For Conspiracy WASHINGTON, .Inly 21). (U[>l — limner Concrcusmnn Anilre.v J. Mny mill Ihc Gnrssons brothers werr sentenced today to .servo prison terms o[ eight months to two years [HI- Iradulont conspiracy and bribery. Federal Judge Henry A Schwcln- huut Imposed the same sentence on Mny. Henry Clnrsson and Murray Cliirsson. The sequence cnmp nftor Impassioned plcns Vii- lentcncy were made by counsel, nnil i,y Mny nnd Henry Onrsson personally. Schwclnlmut sold Unit In view nf the fuel the defendants wcro jihinnliiK nn iipiwn] he wns ro- Innslni; them In continued h<Jnil of $2500 cadi. The hemls of nil three men dropped ns Hie court Imposed the sentences nnd they stood silently before the bench until after the rourt recessed. The Ciiirs.sons were found to hav-j paid, nnd May to have accepted, somn $!>:!,000 for fraudulent services to hrlp the Cliusson's wartime nitmlllnn.H business- May wn.i chairman nf the House Military Affairs Committee, . > •Jucluc .Sdiwclnhant said lliat us none of the defendants had any means til livelihood.mid their families would have to rulwi funds to continue living, lie would Impose no fines. May's lawyer, Warren. E. McGce. described him as an "old mnn, a sick man. a rcnl patriot." Then Mny rose and In n throbbing voice told tin- court, thfit ho Imd "no fenr or conscience nnd I'm not guilty" regardless of ' the elinrucs nmde by a "innl|ploiu presfi.". '-] Mny said that."I'm nci.v pact 72 years tit RRC aiirt T utamt before (his trlbuiinl today with a clear conscience—I've never violated the Inw 113 1 linvc known It In my 73 yearn.'* ; Weathei ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy with .^rattclTd lluindrishowcrs Saturday and In West portion loclny and tonight. Not much ctKinco In temperature. County Agents To Attend Farm Planning Clinic Counly Agents Keith Bllbrcf nnd W. O. Hnzclbiikcr. 01 nlylhc- villc and r>. V. Malocli and Clay Moore 'of Osccola. will ICRVC Monday for Hughes lo attend u Iwo- day farm planning clinic 10 he held on the Blair f/iwrancc Plantation near Horse. Shoe Like Tucs- dny and Wednesday. The clinic is tetng sponsored l.y Ihe Arkansus Extension Service nnrl will deal principally with problems faclnu cotton farmers todiiy, Mr. nllbrcy stated. WFST FRANKFORT, III,, luly ™. (1)1-1— Jnhii L. Ltwli arrival', li. conduct his own Investigation of the unrtrrcround ivlilrli klllri) 27 men. , I'm here (n hrlp laciliyi^ p*7r, nienls nf hfnrfltn In Iht dflwmt- onls of the ril'Uiuter. . Victims," l.rwls s.dil. "W« that thr. cUln» f|iii.-kly n* po»lbl». rr folks I am derply enneerned over tills Irmslc aff»ir. I «'ain<;; hrrc- t« find ««l .what I can iihoiil the One of the rescue yorkers w«> Howard Lewis, brother of John H Lewte,. Chief ot thc Utilled Mine Workers (AFL). Howard Lewis is Chief of Underground, Operations for the Old Ben Coal Com puny. Alter n brlet conference -filth' Harold Walker, Director' of: trie Slntc ncpnrLmcnt of Mines aiid Minerals, Green siild: ' ' "H uppurently was n model minij nnd wcll-vcntllated. The explosion was confined to one small area of the mine." Orccn hurried here from Chicago nflcr he heard of the explosion, • postponing the start of a 10-<l»y, • vacation In Northern California. Thc explosion rocked the mine nt 1 p.m. CST yesterday. When the three bodies were brought out this morning George v P. Campbell, vice president and general manager ' of the Qld ; Beo. Comimny said he waft certain tjiey wrrc the lust of (he cxploclon victims. ' . Twenty-six men were found dead In- Ihc mine by rcsuce workers who groped their way through the shafts which were filled wrbi ''black damp g«s. ~ '..''.', One of four men who were critically injured in the blast died eat^ !}' todny nt the United Mine Workers Hospital here. He was Tom Palmer, to, West Frankfort. All of the dead had bterV Identified, authorities said. They iaid they were forced to "go by a prbcesa of elimination In the case of ono body which was too badly mingled to Identify directly." • . • •, V,' Tlic bodies were taken to J)rtva;j funcrnl homps here and in «ur- rounding towns after being laid out In a school cymnaslum for )- dentitlcatlon. . , . ,:'."*" Tlie last three bodies 'were removed early this morning .fropi the mine section known «s ''13 arirJ 14 cast" where the blast occurred- ... V : Thc section was 500 feet deep lii tlie earth and 2V; miles back Ji'cm the tipple wh.crc thc lamlfcs'.gf the miners gathered . In ,• sllen!. groups after Ihc explosion 'yestsr- day aftnrnoon. Rescue workers were torccd inch their wny through "air c ses", the IVj foot shafts '.riiti nlongsidc thc mine corridors, bring out tlie bodies. .1 Marshall Stops Temporarily Part of Objectives In Germany inhere they \vill be nrrniRilcd for violation of Dyer Act. which provides penalties for mlcr- sta.'.c car thefts. Late Bulletins .IKKUSAI.KM, July 2S. (UPI — A violent explosion rocl'cd Jerusalem early tonight just as tlie curfew took effect. It was reported to be in the vicinity of Ihe Goldsmith Officers' Club, which was bombed last March. Icebergs have been known lo for more 'than 200 years. Yugoslavia. July 25. (UP) — The Albanian government lias derided to prevent United Nations investigators Irom entering Albania to check on border incidents, the Yugoslav news agency Tanjtip rrporffrt from AllMiiia loilny. In Parolee To Be Returned To State Penitentiary Johnnie Spence of I : H.vlti n vi'. sentenced to n Ivo-year tc-m the Arkansas penitentiary on n grand larceny charge la = r November. was turned over lo tin: state parole officer yes erday alter ills arrest here for parole violation. Spcncc, convicted «'lth two other Blylhcvlllc men for thefts of SUST from the Blytheville Canning: C'j. last Fall, was arrested here by city police early this week and had been held In the county jail. With 'Auvern Council and Lloyd Trotter. Spcncc was [ounri guilty ot grand larceny during the October 10«6 ft criminal term of Circuit Cnurt here'. All received two year sentences, which began Aug. 1 last year lly I!. II. SIIACKFOKn (United Tress Staff f'tirrcsnonilcnl) WASHINGTON, July ». (UP) -Secretary of Slntc George C. Marshall has abandoned Icnyrararily one of his Imtncdlato objectives in Germany in order to deprive Fr?nrh Communists of propaganda ammunition apalnst thc present f p 'i-rnrri rzovcnimrnt. It was learned today. When Marshal] ictururd fiem the vmsucc.os.sful Moscow conference, ni had two immediate mnjor objectives: 1. To slrenRlhen the hands of flic- French and Italian governments wliich ousted Hie Communist party from their coalitions this sprmir 2. To prorred ns rapidly as i>os- Mble to put western Germany on U feet. When those two objectives c<l last week. II c:ui be disclosivl low. Marshall chose to stand i;;'t. on hl.s support of the I-'rench ji°- ernmcnt and por,t|X>ne his pLins for reviving German Industry. Thfit was what prompted Mar shall to write a personal note io French Foreign Minister CJeorgr nidnult earlier this week, promts Ing lo hold up the Anglo-American announcement on doubling tier many's level of Industry nnd sug- Rcstlng a three-power confcrcnci on the subject. Tlic French Communists liav. been making hay fast with the Anglo-American plans to rebuild Germany — especially their decision lo go nhend -ulthoiil consulting France. The stlir.tion was so serious within France, (ho French Government svarned, to vith thc "Marshall Plan" if Anglo-American plan was announo- rd. Mnrshnll is known lo feel thai one ol the major chances of gcltimi Ihe Soviets to show n more conciliatory attitude toward the fjer- linn problem at the big four mcei- Ings this fnll Is to make it possible for such countries as Frano 1 nnd Italy to pull through thc summer. Doth countries have powerful communist parties which former ly shared in the direction of the government. Hut the French arc not (tic only people for whom Marshall has '-c':r. trying to carry water on bolli shoulders He took the imusunl ac lion of asking lh c war department lo suppress temporarily a report by Robert Moses. New York's housing expert, which was extremely cr' tiCiil of British management of Die Ruhr coal mines. The Moses report came after hts Ihrcc work visit lo Germany \vh\c! a State Department spokesman ,i.\IJ was lo study the question of h Ing But thc report Included, the spokesman added. Moses' "opinion of thc solution of the Ruhr policy " American officials mtvc never hidden their belief that tlic low raU- of coal production In the Kuhr Is primarily the result of pour British management, ot the mines But Marshall and his aides fell lhat the prO|>cr nlKcc to oonfront the British with that charge was in Ihc forthcoming Anglo-Ameri can coal conference here,' and no 1 in n report by a housing expert. The coal conference, which has been on-ngaln-and'-off-ngnln. \. Osccola Man Suffers Broken Back In Fall OHCEOLA. July 25.—Emmott 'rcstor. 41. lineman for thc Oscela Municipal Power and Light Jompany here, received a broken jack when he fell while working a light pole on West Semmes Street yesterdny afternoon. Following the accident, the Inured man was taken to the Baptist Hospital In Memphis where .his condition is reported as critical. Mr. Prestor, who resides five miles West of Osccola, Is reported to have lost hts footing while working cr. thc wlc and fell approximately «, feet '.o the ground. Complete details of the accident were not learned this morning. He had Ijceu under the employment of the Osccola Power Company for only a short time, the report stated. it might not be able to go through I expeclf d (o start within 10 days. Mercury Climbs Again Tlie mid-Summer cold wave which began early this week cams to an end yesterday as temperatures climbed l-> normal July heights. The highest temperature recorded here ycstcrdny was 81 degrees, according to Robert E. Dlay- Icck, official weather observer. Low during last night was 70 degrees. N. Y. Cotton Mar. May July Cot. Eec. 3344 •3307 3223 3425 3375 3315 3322 3362 3330 S37i) 3317 3845 SKI 3235 3458 3407 3453 3395 3350 333.1 S\mlr. closed nl 3<>9C; ilown 16.

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