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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT MORTKIAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI JS,Y1H—NO. 87 BlythevlUt Courier Biytheville Daily Nc YaJley Liad«r Blythevllk Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MAY 5, 1952 TEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Does Russia Need Time? American Military Men Think So; Hot War to Be Delayed B>- ELTON C. KAY AP Military Reporter WASHINGTON (AP)—A growing impression among lop American military leaders that Russia won't launch a hot war soon appears based partly on a belief the Soviet Union needs more time to put her armed forces and economy in readiness. f Thi* te ID addition to more obvious reasons. Including; the improved condition of the mutual defense setup In Western Europe, and th« bald fact that Communist Russia has been doing exceedingly weM with just a. "cold" war of subversion, pressure on weak nations, and promoting a "little" war Jn Korea- Over the week end, Gen. Alfred M. Gruenther, chief of staff of the combined Western defense forces In Europe, pointed up what he and other* had said before. In a radio Interview he expressed belief the t Russians would not attack this Osceo/a Is Cited for Having No Traffic Deaths During '5? OtceoU was among 18 Arkansas elites cited today by th« National Safety Council Jot having no traffic fatalities during 1951. The awards for the eitie* betw«n S,000 and 10.000 population were received today by H. D. Booth, »ecretary->«asu.-er of the Arkansas Safety Council. Mayor B«n F. Butler of Osceola today attributed the cily's traffic record to keeping police oHkfrt there "on the Job," and cooperation by the residents. "We just keep what officer! we have on the Job," he said. "And we get good cooperation from tin people. Everyone works together well." He said two ofHcttt were on duty on both day and night shifts. Osceola's 1950 population WM 5,00*. Th« other cities cited an Batesvllle, Benton. Conway, Forrest City, Harrison, Magnolia, M«lvern, Morrilton, Paragould, Ruisellville, Stuttgart, Van Buren, Weal Helena and Warren. y*ar or In the near future. Russia Said to Have Keasons Gen. Omar Bradley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs ol Staff, has commented that among the reasons the Russians have had for not starting war is the superior atomic stockpile of the United States, American airpower and the collective security arrangements in Europe. But he- added, "We don't know what the Soviet Imperialists intend to do." What are Russia's m i 1 t a r y capabilities? Some Is "Conclusive" Information gleaned from a wide variety of sources, some of it apparently reliable and some merely conclusion by official analysts, include these points: 1. Despite numerous "five year" and other plans, the Soviet Union's ^production of steel, the essence of military strength, slill is at a tonnage only about one-fourth that of the United States. 2. Russia, with iron-list control •nd, with Soviet military leader- r _ *l»*p, has sought to prepare all her Europ^aifi Communist satellite us tioni *>r war. But only one, Bu garlt, ae«ms to be anywhere ne; J. Tie ..Soviet Union's transpi an adequate condition ^ 3. The Soviet Union's transport - and communications system woefully short of military require merits. Railroad over which she must shift troops for defense or often** a re too few, the rolling •lock insufficient and, 'in mos eases, worn and old. Hard-surfaced roads, capable of handling military fcraffic In all weather, are scarce 175 Army Divisions 4. The Soviet Army is supposed to have a. strength of 115 divisions arrayed against only about 25 In existence among the Western European allies. But a Soviet division lias an authorized strength of only 18,000 and reports indicate many divisions have an actual strength at 10,000 or less. A United States division ha-s 18,000 men in its organic structure, not including unit* which are attached for combat. £• These seem reasonable arguments for believing that Russia might not be ready, yet, to step out on a World War HI. But no one is brash enough to deny the Soviet Army and Air Force aren't formidable fighting machines right . now, or to declare positively that the USSR might not use them tomorrow or next month or next year. Kefauver Makes Important Bid In Ohio Primary Tennessean Also Favored in Maryland; Florida Vote Tomorrow COLUMBUS. • O.. t.4>j—Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, an entrant in three primaries this week, may be making one of his most important bids for the Democratic presidential nomination in tomorrow's Ohio balloting. On the success of Kef a liver's efforts to win 31 of Ohio's 54 convention votes—he alcrady has one by default—may hinge control of this state's powerful delegation to the Chicago convention. He hasn't entered a full delegate •slate against the party crganiza- ion, which seeks to elect a 53-vote rroup pledged for holding purposes to former Sen. Robrt eBulkly. If he could put Ohio in hte vest pocket, the crime-busting Tennes- sean could shrug off a possible loss :o Sen. Richard B. Russell of Georgia in the Florida popularity primary the same day. .Sen. Robert A. Taft appears assured of most of the state's 56 Republican nominating votes in a strictly delegate - selecting affair where there Is no popularity contest and where write-ins are barred Baptists Plan to Open NewSanctuaryAu.g.24 Today and yesterday are "anniversaries" for First Baptist chi here. It was May 4, 1947, that the building committee to arrange constiuction of a new sanctuary was appointed. It was May 5, 1949, that a construction contract was let. on this "anniversary for Inside Today's Courier News . . . 'Old Man River' keeps rolling — carrying Tomato community with it ... Page 3. . . . News of Men in Service . . . Arkansas News Briefs , . . Page 5. . . . Sports . . . Page 7. . . . Osceula News . . . Society , . . Pa?e 4. . . , Markets . . , Page 10. . . . vSoloiis should give the PSC all ihe strength it needs . . . editorials . , . Page 6. CityBreadSupply Not Cut by Strike Bakery Here Takes Up Slack Left by cra'ic presV im el a«p,in.vit polLs opened for Marylaiid's.pVkna- ry elections. Kefauver !s the only candidate who filed m the state's preferential primary, His sole opposition will be listed as an "uninstructed delegation" to the national convention in Chicago In July, bub the Tennes- sean is conceded a plurality. No Republican filed for the presidential test and write-ins are not allowed. Adenauer III In Bed BONN, Germany (&i —Chancellor Konrad Adenauer' is in bed today with slight tons ili I is and porbably will be for two days. He is 76. Weather Arkansas forecast: GenevaHy fair and contmvied. warm this afternoon Pepper Holds Key MIAMI, Fla. tfp) - - The political influence of former Sen. Claude Pepper became the great unknown factcr today in the outcome of the Democratic presidential popularity contest tomorrow between Sen. Ke- fanver of Tennessee and Sen. Russell of Georgia. Pepper—a one-time "New Deal" and "Fair Deal" strong man—threw his support to Kefauver Lite yesterday in a last-round move that brought bitter criticism from the Russell camp, . ..ruers ard baiter*, Uwt bcgai .hu;ihis weekend is not likely to cur ail,Blytheville's bread supply This appeared (o he tho situation at noon today, with Meyers Baker} here keeping the city's grocer stores supplied. A cross-section poll of Blythevlll srocery stores this morning* showe i.hat all stores contacted were bein supplied by Meyers Bakery'. Most of the grocery store owner credited the presence of a baker liere with being the difference be Uvcen having bread on hand an being completely without. V. J. Smith, shop foreman Meyers Bakery said this noon that 'We are in a position to keep supplying the stores here." NoNamesOffered For City Water Commissioners City Cleric W. I. Malln has received no letters nominating candidates for a water commission am said this morning the deadline date has been moved from yesterday 10 May 11. Bly the vine's civic clubs wen were asked to choose six candidates each nnri submit their names to the city clerk. City Council is to select three men for a water commission to serve if Biytheville Water Company is bought by the city. week- rid." plans are being made for the irst worship service in the new anctuary. "It Looks like Aug. 24 Is he date." the Rev. E. C. Brown old his congregation. Planning for the new building, arhich contains eight classrooms nd thre e offices in ad d it ion lo he sanctuary, started long before 947, however. ' Surplus budget funds were set islde for building purposes beginning Jn 1941. Raising of a building und began in earnest when a $100,:00 goal was set in October, 1944. Between Nov. 12 and Nov. 26 of that •ear. $25,000 was raised. More than $245,125 has been raised to date. A plans committee, headed by Ali-in Huffman, Sr., was chosen In 1945 to study needs, confer with architects on a preliminary basis and make recommendations to the :hurch. Funds Raised by Church Members of the building ccmmit- Lee named in 1947 are; Alvin Huffman Jr.. chairman Charles Lemons, Chris Tompkins, Kendall Ber- G. R. Neweom'b, end Rosco Cral- Truce Talks Again Show No Headway Joy Reports, 'We Can Say Nothing Yet' By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN MUNSAN, Korea 1*1—Allied and Communist truce delegates pro duced no signs of headway in ai 11-niinuie secret session today. Ii appeared both sides hncl run out 01 things to say in the Koram armistice deadlock. North Korean Gen. Nam II. chic Red elolesnte, spoke from notes fa nine of the 11 minutes in scssioi at Panmunjom. Then he proposec a recess until Tuesday at 11 a.m (9 p.m. Monday, ESTJ. Vice Adm. C. Turner Joy, head of the Allied delegation emerge; from the conference tent and snid "I am sorry but we are still executive secret session and can tell you nothing. We nice again tomorrow." An Allied spokesman said Na opened the meeting with a brie remark, to which Joy responded Then Nam spoke from prepare notes. The secret sessions of the chie delegates began one week ng when the United Nations Coinrnnn laid before the Reds a propose over-all solution to unsettled prob lems. These are focused on prisone exchange and also include Com munist nomination of Soviet Russi as a neutral armistice observe and an Allied demand for a ba on rehabilitation of military ai fields during a truce. Details of the proposal have n been disclosed. The Communfe studied it until Friday, when the apparently rejected it. Steel Mills Belch Out Smoke as Talks Collapse NOT SO WARM and tonight: tomorrow partly cloudy with widely scattered thim- dershowers and not quite so warm in the north portion tomorrow afternoon or night. Missouri forecast: Generally fair tonight and Tuesday except possibly few scattered showers cast portion tonight or Tuesday; cooler north Tuesday. Minimum this morning—66. Maximum yesterday—96. . Minimum Sunday Morning—62. Maximum Saturday—95. Sunset today—fi:48. Sunrise tomorrow—5:05. Precipitation last 48 hours to 1 a.m.—none. Total precipitation since Jan 1— 17.26. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—71. Normal mean temperature Tor May—61. May— This Date Last Year Minimum this morning—53. Maximum yesterday—86. Precipitation January 1 to date 3 Bakeries Closed MEMPHIS i7P> — Three of Memphis' five major bakeries which also supply bread to East Arkansas are closed by a joint bakers-drivers strike. The walkout by 325 members of the AFL Bakers and Confectioners Union was ordered yesterdny. About 250 salesmen-drivers struck Saturday night Arnold, Bakers' business agent, and Frank Miles, acting president of the API, Truck Drivers, Salesmen nnd Warehousemen Union, also said no negotiations were planned. Hollice Sims, manager of Continental Bakery, said the walkout by the bakers was "a surprise" because negotiations for a new contract, were still on. The other firms struck are the Colonial Baking Company and the Purities Bakeries Corporation. Mask said the bakers want a 20- cent per hour Increase, shorter hours and better working condi- , Uons. The current average hourly i wage is about SI.32. I MiKs s?H the drivers are asking a I Sec RKICAI) on Pane 10 Blytheville's 96 Degrees Tops Yesterday's Readings In State Blytlieville had Ihe highest recorded temperature In the state yesterday, according to the Associated Press. The temperature here reached 96 degrees. Arkadelphia \vas closest behind with 95 and El Dorado reported 91. No immediate relief for a heal wave enveloping the state is seen by the weather bureau, the Associated Press said, Robert Blaylock, Blytheville's weather observer, said the temperature didn't get below 66 de- gress last nisht. Saturday, it was 95 deRrees at the hottest, and dropped to 62 dcpree.% parly Sunday morning. The high tor May 1 last year was ten degrees below the high ye .It-May. Saturday n year ajro, tlie lugli was M. Low for a year ago this morning was 53. The highest high up to May !> last year was on April 29 when the mercury hit 93. The highest low during that period was fl4 degrees on Feb. 20 r.iui -fa-xtt 29. In 1850, the highest maximum to May 5 was 84 on May 4, April 22 and April 23. The highest low to May 5. 1950. wa.s 70 on April 21. In 1949. a temperature of 92 was recorded on May 5. highest to date for that year, and a high low of 65 was reported on ,]an. 2S. the hottest night before May 5 of that year. April look the records In 1948 when a high of 90 was registered on April 27 and a high low of 66 on April 24. No higher temperatures were recorded before May 5. 1948. The temperature got up to lOfi In August of last year and the hottest night was August 26 when the mercury didn't get below 32. The temperature hit 93 h'-re last Tiif.-day and Die lowest high since then was 92 on April 30 snd May 1. Three nights since last Tuesday the thermometer ha* recorded lows of 58, but other nights hive ranged up to this morning's high lo-*- minimum of 66. The construction' contract, was lei Ben White and'Sons for $284.550.. • McAijlnch'aiid Malmker' of Lit- • le "Rock were employed as architects with U. S. Branson of Biythe- ville as supervising architect. All money for the prcject has been raised .through the church and by leadership of the church ,the Rev. Mr. Brown said. Financing has been done by allocation of regular church budget funds and special gifts and contributions of members. To supplement $248,125.27 placed in ihe building fund lo date. First Baptist set up its own bond financing plan. Either sold cr scheduled to be sold as needed are $125,000 in ten- year bonds paying four per cent semi - annually. The issue was brought by Biytheville people, many of whom are members of the church. . Funds tor repayment of the bonds I are set aside from each week's bud| get. the Rev. Mr. Brown explained. Total cost of the^ building and j furnishings will run to about $380,I COO. with the sum already spent reaching $268 39.25. Will Scat 1,000 Mare than 1,000 pecple can be Fcnted in the new sanctuary when t is completed. The old 500-seat, sanctuary wilt be used for Sunday School classes until the second phase of the building program can be started- The church plans to tear down the old sanctuary and erect a three - story educational building there. That will permit classes for more than 1,200 members of the Sunday School, the pastor said. Present church membership Is 1,570. The eld sanctuary was built In 1915 with the present educational building addied in 1924. The Rev. Mr. Brown said the church hoped to start on the second phase in about five years. Advisory committee chairmen niclir.g the building committee include: lurnlshnig. Mrs. C. M, Smart; dining and recreation, Mrs. W. M. Williams; legal and auditing, W. M, Williams; music, Mrs. R. C. Fnrr; memorials, Mrs. E. L Hale; and education. Ruwsell Baugh. U.S. Pilots Destroy Four Sabre Jets By WILLIAM C. BARNARD SEOUL. Korea I/D— U.S. Sab! jet pilots destroyed four Comm nlst jets and two Red propello driven planes In aerial dogfigh over Northwestern Korea Sunda the FiftlvAli- Force reported today. " STEEt PRODUCTION Kl-jSUMES—Flames whip from the top of a 70-ton electrical furnace as nctual production of steel was resumed at the Allegheny Lutllum Steel company plant In Brackenvidge, Pa. f after the nation-wide steel strike wns called off by the United Steelworkers Union. Feeding the furnace at lower left is steel worker Floyd Fleming. The mill was the first in the Pittsburgh avea to resume operations. (AI 1 \Vircpholo) Small Break Reported In Huge Oil Strike DENVER (AP) — A small settlement in the nation wide oil industry strike may be an important one. ~ ^^~' "" ''The'liMfe peri dent Union of Petrol Court Ruling Freezes Wages i Owners, Unions 'So Far Apart Agreement Called Impossible' PITTSBURGH (AP) — Smoke started belching from tcel mills across the nation oday despite collapse o f Vliite House talks aimed at caching: final settlement of lie great steel dispute. Men In the mills took the news lumly that negotiations in Wash- ngton had broken off indefinitely. tony were bitter like their silvery- inired president. Philip Murray. Some of the workers seemed be- viidered by the situation which heir chleftan called "deplorable." But they kept on working in liops '.hat the government and industry !an come up with a peaceful solu- • lion. Murray said the union has no In- ention of calling the workers out m strike again-against the government. He hoped the workers vould continue ofl their jobs while he government operates the steel mills. Industry Takes strides And the giant steel industry took great strides over the week end (o achieve full production. Big steel producing companies like U.S. Steel Corp. and Jones ami Laughlin Steel Corp. said the work return was proceeding according to schedule. Many smaller plants began reaching normal operations long before "big steel" called its employes back to work. In fact, a few of the small manufacturers produced steel less than 43 hours after the three-day strike was called off. . There "wete three clashes in the area just south of the Yalu River boundary' between Korea nnd *\fan- churla. The fights ranged from 40,000 feet down lo 5,000. four Red Jels were shot down when 30 Sabres jumped a 12-plane MIG formation. Earlier. Sabre pilots swooped down on two low- flying Red planes of conventional design and downed them. Allied losses, if any, will be announced in a weekly summary. Col. Schinz Disappears The smashing Sunday air victories were tempered somewhat by the Air Force announcement that Col. Albert W. Schlnz, deputy wins commander of the 51st Fighter- Interceptor Wing, disappeared aerial combat May 1. Maj. Donald E. Adams, who Saturday become America's 135th jet -ace, said the Communists have begun to replace 23-mm. cannon on Russian-type MIOISs with machine guns similar to the U.S. 50 caliber. "Apparently they're finding out that the 50 is a mighty fine weapon," the ace said. Flak Encountered Ten B20 Superforts reported only meager flak Sunday night whcr lliey bombed Ihe Chongju rai bridge complex in Northweslcri Korea between Sinuiju, on Ihe Yalu River, and Sinanju lo the south. Except for a brisk patrol .scrap on the Western Front Sunday ground' action was limited lo ligh patrol skirmishes. A United Nations patrol battled the Reds for four hours in the vicinity of the Panmunjom true site. An Eighth Army spokesman said the U.N. group killed abou 47 Reds and wounded 21. State Income Tax Filing Aid Due Gas Election Set At Caruthersviile CARUTIIRRSVJLLE — A specia election will be held here lomo: row on extension of a franchb granting Arkansas-Missouri Po\ er Co. permission to Install a na ural gas distribution system. The current franchise has yet expired, but the extension b.clnE sought by the company faciliate financing of its gas pro Tram in Northeast Arkansas and, with Southeast Missouri. Drowns At Caruthersville Companion Rescued; By Brother; Victim's Body Not Recovered CARUTHERSVILLF,—One Npgra oy drowned nnri another was res- lied after wading off Into deep in a bar pit near here ye.s- erday. Roy Ivy, 11. ts dead and his body ad not been recovered at noon oday. Clint Vance, 12, was rescued by n older brother whose name is un- nown to officials. Several negroes were wading and wimming in the bar pit about a iile north of Caruthersviile when he tvccidcnt happened. A good-siz^d body of--water. It is oca ted between the old and new evces alongside the CaruthersvtHc- laytl highway. The two boys were wading to;ether and nppnrcntly stepped off nto a hole, witnesses were quoted saying. Negro Woman Shot, Another Injured in Fight One Negro woman was shot and another suffered knife wounds about the face and body In a fight at Fifth and Ash Streets InsL night. Ruth Jones, 2JJ, was reported in fair condition at Blythcvitlc Hos- pilal this mo mini? where she is suffering from a RinishoL wound received in the fight. FMrllr? Walker, alwul 3r>. is in the city jnil on an npfn charge pnnd- itig Ihe oufronic <>I the otiici wcmi- nn. Thn Wtilker wcmian .sndrrcd Mivenil knife wounds about Ihe face and body snid lo hnvc been inflicted by the Jones woman. The W:0kor womnn charged this mornlne that the Jones woman waylaid her a? .she and a friend walked along Ash Street last night, knocked her down anrl stabbed her. She f-nld shf .'-hot- the woman eum il .\yoi'Ve?s 1 5,',g|ic>q[i22 untan.^'0 strtke.-Vnnnourfccd nt- Los Angeti last night a wage agreement, wit the Standard Oil Co, of California covering 5,00 workers. The agreement reportedly granted H wage Increase of 18 Vi .cents an nour—7.5 per cent retroactive to May 1 and 1.2 per cent retroactive to Jnn. I. Shift differentials will go to 6, 7»i and 12 cents an hour; The wage rate has averaged S2.02 an hour and differentials 4, 5 nnri 6 cents, Spokesmen immediately hailed tho terms as possibly anting n pattern for other settlements in the oil industry. Meanwhile the grip of nu oil workers' strike squeezed eommcr- cln, private and military aviation tocfay but mounted only slowly in effect for the rest of the gasoline- powered nation. The strike, called last Wednesday, closed some of tlie world's greatest oil refineries, including key units for production of aviation gn.solinc, and was felt in distribution facilities. The result wns an order ye.stcr- day by Secretary of Interior Oscar Chapman limiting the of gasoline by airlines ami private fliers. His order—effective at 3:01 Eastern Standard Time, tomorrow j —cuts fuel for airlines 30 per cent. Ruling Is Significant WASHINGTON (/p, — The White House-negotiations started by President Trillion over the week end in anotheriefforj. to end the s(ecl dispute fiave collapsed:> -•.---;, ••;•• And today both union ami management spokesmen' privately said the Supreme Court freezes on wages in the Industry, pending a final court ruling on government seizure uf the mills, piH.ved a significant role In the breakdown. The CIO-United Sleelworkers and the industry quit trying to settle their conflict over a new work con- t rac L la tc yesterday because, as PresideiHfal Assistant John n. Rteclnirm put it. they were "so far apart that no agreement' could be reached. Benjamin FaJrless, president of U.S. Steel Corp., and CIO President Pl' r 'tp Murray had been in day and nlpht session with other union and Industry officials since Saturday President Truman. morning at the urgent request of Steclmrvn Presides Steclman presided over the futile negotiations after Truman opened the sessions by saying he wanted action. When the Ineakoff came, Murray said the industry was on a "strike against collective bargaining." The fuses to consider' 1 a 17-19 cent Industry Mild the union "still re"package" offered it. Any public mention of the Supreme Court W.TITC -stand, which lasts only until the court has decided the case, was conspicuous!;/ Pleasure and sports Highls by j absent, private filers are cut entirely. | But an industry lawyer who has ZS-I)ny Bun Imposed | been working closely with the le?al Boih carriers and non-carrier ! B5 P ccts of lhe controversy said the steel companies wanted the Supreme Court to decide the constitutionality of Truman's seizure of the industry April B to avert a strike. He said, however, that Industry fear of a government-imposed w:>-re bans! about balanced o[f Us aircraft will be prohibited for 23 days beginning tomorrow front taking delivery of morn Minn 65 per cent of the gasoline they used in March of this year. The order also applies to foreign airlines flying Irom the United State.s. And IV forbids export of aviation gnso- desire for a hiah court confirmation of Judge David A. Pine's sheening Mm without permission of the I decision thiU the seizure wns "whol- rescrve Petroleum administration ly illegal and without authority of for Defense PAD. law." Some airlines immediately On Salurrifly afternoon, ihe pliinnrd to trim or consolidate ! lhrPat of a vv; ^ c ral5c was removed. scheduler. Oihcrs waited to ile-! tcrminc if there might be develop-1 , VMUI H .'22 c-ilihie pistol while lying on ihe t!round. State Use Tax Is Constitutional LITTLE ROCK ',-F—The Arkansas Sunrrme Court today ruled thrvt reserve supplies, although; lnp , talc IJSC tax act 0 M919 IS con- mnst part there was no aiMMtnnAi Training Flights Cut j The Air Force bet!an cutting } down training flights laM week in i an olfort lo conserve gasoline reserves, The rest of the nation begjin look- ins to lor thi See STRIKI-; on I'ajsc 10 decision Court. reversed I'ulaskI The Slate Revenue Department announced this morning that a stale income tax auditor will visit Biytheville Thursday and Friday for Ihe purpose of assisting taxpayers in filing stale income tax returns. Trie auditor will he located in! the Blylhcville office of the Stale 1 Revenue Department in the City Hall, according to Oscar Alexander, inspector in charge of the office here. Mr. Alexander said the auditor will be at the Stale Revenue office in Osccola tomorrow and Wednesday to assist taxpayers in South Mississippi County. Deadline for filing state Income tax returns is May 15. Airman Arrested for Living in Church Belfry VALLEJO, Callt. MV-The mystery of the church doors that wouldnt' stay locked was solved today. Police arrested an Air Force lieutenant who said he hart lived tor three xvreks in the belfry of Vnllojo's Seventh Day Ad\cnL- Ut Church. 'Hie officer who turned the hrll tower Into a ijf*n1house--complHi» v»ith tadio, electric heater, loud and blanknls—ua.s booked «s rt. Clarence B. Wigley, 23. Wichita Falls, Tex. He was taken to Travis Air Forre Base, where Col. Clifford J. HcflLn &aid he faced court martial for desertion. Heflin said Whley vanished In January while under charges for a previous disappearance. Tlie Rrv. J. J. Dnlltnger said he had br^n hearing strati pa nnj?f.<;. '•like T-onir))r,dy walking," from the brlfry for months. Dnllin^cr found the church dr.ors iiiil<H l-.t'ri every ninniing al- ihnTi'jIi Uf liiitl ['cirofnily locked fhnn each night. He changed lock?-. Almost immediately the nrraiiis.1. Mrs. Mabel Olson, lost her purse containing the new key. The Dorcas Society, a women's welfare group, rciwrted its Jood stoics were steadily vanishing from the church basement, Chi- nawarp. at\ electric; heater and other things disappeared. The brlfry apartment was uncovered by chance. A polire prowl C.TI pHjkrtl uj> Wixley as he entered an nllfy iti the early morning, J'oli; r .said Wiylcy hari ;i t,ry to the i-hUK h. seme ai'l i/Ics from the oi^nist'.s pm.-e and a uhQck nude ou', to the church. Wifilcy vvss not communicative, but he J-aid hf.s belfry, sojourn had "nothing to do with the sitdowii fliers." LITTLE LIZ— ,4V Nil Too oftsn the fellow who thinks he- is a wit is only half right. $NU i-'

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