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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE PPMINANT NEWSPAPER Of MORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVI—NO. 68 Blytheville Courier BlyihevW* D»ilj tie Mtsslutppl Valtey Leader Bli-thevill* Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, .TUESDAY, MAY 30, 1950 TEN PAGES SINGLE COPIM mra caurn Central Marshall Urg»« UN Support— Americans Honor War Dead All. Over World By The AModated Preu Americans throughout the world honored their war dead today and Gen. George C. Marshall urged conlimied support of the United Nations as a weapon in "the fight * or peace." Truman to Ask Dose's Racer Catches Fire; 'arsons Leads —Courier .News Phoio NEW AKMOREL SCHOOL STKUCTUKR—Steel girders and rising brick .walls mark progress in construction of a new seiiool structure (above) at Armorel which will house a gymnasium, cafeteria and auditorium. The 560,000 building is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 1. Of brick and tile construction, this 76 by 101-foot building will be separate from the present school structure. Small Business Aid Is Discussed ^Hearing's to Begin ^Qln June; Maybank Expects Passage WASHIIGTON, May 30. (/]>>— Hearings on bills to aid small business probably will be started next month. Chairman Maybank (E>-SG> of the Senate Banking Committee told reporters today that he expects some measure to be passed, although he said tt may not embrace the full program recommended by President Truman. Group Meets Thursday The Banking Committee has scheduled a meeting for Thursday, and Maybank said a time probably will be fixed then for hearings on the legislation. . Besides proposing some technical assistance for small business. President Truman urged steps lo caac their financing problems. • •;,.* tie recommended five-year government-insured loans up to $25,000 for small huski*a ean^ >«r, ;iong* lag of thV the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC). . ; Tnfl Doubts Program ' 'Senator Taft of Ohio,'the Republican policy chief In the Senate •aid ln:an Interview that he ^doubted if «ny such comprehensive pro gram would be approved. He addec he was not opposed lo govcrnmen Insured loans Immoderate amounts to smalj businessmen. • , Sharp opposition has been ex pressed, however, by another Re publican spokesman. Senator Wher ry of Nebraska, the GOP floor lead er, called lhe President's progr'ati another attempt to put the gov ernment in business. Weary German Youth Return Home After Communist Rally BERLIN, May 30. (ff>|— Weary young Germans marched home to- ay by the hundreds of thousands from the Soviet sector's Communist illy, leaving Berlin to worry about its next crisis in the cold war. The dispersal of 500,000 Commu-* —_ .ist-controlled "Free German 'outh" (FDJ) got underway with tie same military precision that hew had shown in parading last to Sunday up the rainswept Unter den Linden amid Red banners and oglcal indoctrination—almost like ;heers for Stnlin. The six-day program of Idco- mn.ss hypnosis—produced its final logan last night when East Germany's Communist Prime Minister otto Grotewohl shouted to torch- ight processions in mid-city: 'Our youth will one day tear iown all zonal barriers and restore .he unity of Germany." But the top slogan of all, repeated time and again by youthful German lips, was: "We will fight alongside the Soviet Union." "For peace." they added. Both Claim Victory Both sides in this East-West, pro- .cjauned ,a victory Berlin .failed to W^ The official Soviet organ, Taeg- liche ' ! Rundschau, claimed tha 1 Germany's^youngcr generation had been decisively won oyer to .the "international : peace movement," sponsored by the Soviet Union, and had been alienated from the "Western imperialist warmongers." The anti-Communist Daily Tele Mistrial Declared In Damage Suit Osceola Circuit Court was in re cess today because of the Memoria Day holiday. The civil session was recessed by Judges Charles w. Light of Paragould yesterday after a mistrial was declared in a suit brought by J. H. Grain of Wilson against, the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad Co. for damages resulting from a Hrllision between a train and a ^factor and trailer. Bruce Ivy, attorney for the plaintiff. explained that the mistrial was declared because some of the jurors saw during a recess some of the pictures that were to h»vc been In- ,,..,-„ troditced as evidence. looay. Two cases are scheduled for trial when court rc-converos Hmorrow. Four Blytheville Delegates Elected At Boys 1 State Four more Blytheville boys hav been named to mythical office in Boys' State activity at Camp Rob inson. The four county officials from here are John Wilks, son of Mr.- Grace Wilks, 721 Main St., electe circuit clerk of Webster County Leroy Criner, son of Mr. and Mrs Dec Criner, 218 North First St a.^essor of Webster County; Joe Price, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ila Price. 113 East Kentucky, count clerk of Harrison County; and Joh White, son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Jess M. White. 401 East Davis, who wa named treasurer of Harrison Coun ty. Today, Gov. Sid McMath was U: make an address on state govern ment to the 335 Arkansas youth Stale officers also are to be name Tomorrow, the Boys' State dele gates will hear addresses on stal . These are suits brought by R. C. Van Wcy and Service Fire Insurance Co. against .Sam nnd Lawrence Peek, and by W. W. Gainey against Emmett Speck. Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy, scattered thundershowcrs Ihls aft- tf' MILD crnoon and in southeast portion to- nisht. Wednesday fair and mild. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy today, lonight and Wednesday except mostly cloudy with diminishing light showers southeast half of state today. No important changes in temperatures. Highs today In 10s. lows tonight In 50s. Minimum this morning—61. Maximum yesterday—93. Sunset today—7:06. Sunrise tomorrow—4:49. Precipitation M hours lo T a.m today—.53. Total since Jan. 1—30.56. Mean temperature '(midway between high and lowl—77. Normal mean for May—70.2. This r>alc Lasl Vear . Minimum this morning—67. Maximum yesterday—83. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date -27.47. government by Gov. McMath an Chairman C. P. Newton of the Ark ansns Tax Commission. Election governor, lieutenant governor, sec retary of state, auditor, attorn general, state land commlssionc and seven supreme court justice also is to take place tomorrow. raf said "Berlin showed anew Its eterminntion lo defend Its freedom gainst all threats." U.S. High Commissioner John J. cCloy called the Communist rally "serious affair— serious in that it lowed what, the police sUite can Threat Can Re .Met 'The Communist threat can be. tef, and overcome only by wise und beral leadership and by united ae- on in all fields/' he emphasized. Second gilessers amonR Allied of- icials wondered privately whether West hnncc to had fumbled disillusion many Com- great lunist youths about Soviet politi- al myths. Arrayed to repel a violent inva- ion which never came, the Western uthorittes were unable to shift heir tactics quickly to open up the Mlied : sectors so that large groups 5f the curious unarmed Eastern •ouEhs could see the true situation n ; West Berlin. Sf assen Urges U.S. Offensive In Cold War « CARBONDALE, III, May 30. (/P> America should take the offensive in the cold war with Russia, Iliirold Stassen said today. The University of Pennsylvania president spoke at Memorial Day services oti the campus of Southern Illinois University. "It i$ absolutely necessary that in the social and Ideological and economic struggle we begi" to attack, rather than sit back with a negative, defensive, wait-for-the- ciust to settle policy," Stassen declared. ' "There is graver danger today of war coining to the shores of America from a foreign source than at any time since the war of 1812," "This is true because In these last five years we have been losing Arms Aid Fund Over Billion Dollars May Be Requested For 14 Countries WASHINGTON, May 30. (/T President Truman is expected ask Congress this week for about $1,225,000,000 to finance American arm shipments to 14 foreign countries. The Stiit« Department and Budget Bureau have recommended this amount as necessary to bolster American policy in the cold war. The money would bt for the fiscal year beginning July 1. President Truman is scheduled to submit the request to Congress Thursday. Sum Is Less The .sum is slightly less than the $1,238,600,000 appropriated by Congress last year for arms ^1 ments Lo 13 friendly nations. About $1,000.000,000 would go for American military supplies to nine Atlantic Pact countries—Britain France. Italy, Belgium, the Nether litnd, Luxembourg, Norway, Denmark and Portugal. The remainder would be earmarked for arms aid to Greece, Turkey Iran, Kora and Lhe Philippines. Portugal is being Included fo the first time among the Atlantii pact recipients. Officials said smal amounts of Naval end Air Forci equipment would be sent to th Portuguese to help protect Portu gal's strategic coastline and th Important Azores air base. Balanced Force Officials who have been drnvin np the program said the money'will reflect the principle of "balaiiced collective forces" agreed upon 1 , by the ^12 Atlantic Pact foreign ministers, at their.jncetlng in London early this month. \ Most of the funds during the,first year, they snid. went for shipments of available weapons needed to meet urgent deficiences in th« various armed forces. Big Chunks Jn France France undoubtedly will come in for the biggest chunk of the second year sum, as It did during the current 12 months. The amount each country gets has never been broken down but some informed officials iiave estimated France's share at around $300,QOO,C/:0 — mostly for artillery, tanks, armor, and other supplies needed to streng- The former secretary of slate and 'artlme chief of staff also ninde a ew plea for Bid to the millions In lie world who have "long suffered n poverty and misrule." Gen. Marshall, now president of he American Red Cross, spoke out n an address prepared for Mcmor- al Day services at Arlington NEI- ional Cemetery. "Some have suggested that the United States should take the l?nc n dissolving the United Nation.-! incl in set Ling up a new ion composed only of like-mindec intEons." lie said. "Would Be Unfortunate" "Personally I think it would be unfortunate for the peace of the vorld deliberately lo upset the pre- avlous equilibrium that now exists.' Describing the United Nations 11 ^he symbol of an in tern at ion n iou.se of democracy, Marshall snld: "So long ns there is a forum fo: ipcn discussion of international dls jutes, tlic United States should b< i participant. "So long as there remains a con ercnce table around which the nn ions can gnlher, the United State should be the first lo atlcnd anc the last to retire. "Admittedly the United Nation s an imperfect organization. Bu remember so long as this forum re mains open there are cracks in th Iron Curtain through which som of our ideas will penetrate." "Upsurge" Causes Tronlile Declaring that much of the world trouble today stems fi'om an "iiv surge" of down-trodden pcopl Marshall said that "self-interest de mands that we give close attenlio to (he.se people, for their situatlo is the seed bed for either one two ways of lite—democracy Communism." "We must Iiave In mtnd that den ocraUc principles do not flourish o empty stomachs," Marshall was nmncd to lead tl nation's Memorial Day obsen'an it ceremonies beside the tomb he unknown soldier. President Truman arranged, for^ an _Army nldc to aw a vrreath on the tomb nnd at nonumcnts to Union and Confederate dead of the Civil War. ^.Veterans orgnnjuiLions also planned floral tributes at the tomb and I other national shrines throughout this country and abroad. Popples Into Potomac An anchor of 1,000 poppies was to be cast into the Potomac River a traditional ceremony at the Washington naval gun factory sym- the cold war struggle with ruthless rulers of Russia Kremlin." SnyderSpeaks To 4~H Members JONESBORO, Ark., May 30. (/!•)— Craighead County 4-H Club members heard Treasury Secretary John W, Snyder praise individual effort here last night. The cabinet officer tolrl the Craighencl County 4-H Club Achievement Day banquet that "the government may create a favorable atmosphere for achievement, but the 5uccc.ss of any achievement basically is dependent upon the ingenuity of the individual," then Frances ground forces. Britain is to receive more American aircraft during the second year. Approximately 15 B-29 supcr- I'ortress bombers have been promised the British and nearly 20 of these iiave been delivered. INDIAKAI'OI.IS, May M. Mauri Kobe's race ear c a HE hi flrc M the pits today as be gioppcd lo refuel while running necond In lhe 500-mile Memorial Day auto race. The bl&ie was eKtln^ulshed quickly. The only damage wax to a crew member's pants, who peeled them oft without regard lo spectator!, Pardons Lead* ml 2AO Standings Tor Hie 500-inlie auto ace at the end of the first 200 mites: 1. Johnny Parsons 2. Jack McOrath 3. Mauri Rose 4 Paul Russo 5. C, 7, 8. 9. 10. Bill Holland Walt Fuulkner Jole ChiLwood George Connor Cecil Green Pal Flaherty. Parsons' speed for the 200 miles was 126.038 miles an hour, a new track record; old record of 120.966 set by Jitnmic Snyder, 1939. Red-Led Japanese Attack 4 Americans In Imperial Plaza By WILLIAM JORDEN —• TOKYO, May 30. (AP)—Communist-led Japanese today attacked four American soldiers in the first public fight of the occupation. The affray touched off other skirmishes as American military police cracked down on instigaors. At least eight Japanese were arrested. Demonstrators, gathered in imperial p]ft?,a for a Communist raily, showered the American militnry observers with rocks. One soldier was knocked down, One American was Onpt. c. V. Clark of the Tokyo provost mar- office. Tlie others were n Interpreter and two enlisted One witness snid the Incident began when members of a Communist youth group snatched a notebook from a Japanese plnlnclothcsmnn who was taking notes on speeches. Crowd Heaves Kotks The Americans attempted to re- shals Nisei men. Official Says Postoffice Cut to Disrupt Service WASHINGTON, May 30. (IT) — Postmaster General Donaldson 1ms advised senators that cuts the House voted In Postofflce Department fnntis would "seriously disrupt" both the transportation and delivery -+of mail. bolizing at sea. the bvirlnl of Navy dead Markets Take Holiday Plans for Annual Bicycle Event Mapped by C. of C. Committee Plans for the annual bicycle parade and field' events scheduled for June 16 were completed yesterday at a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce's Bicycle Safety Day Committee In the chamber's office. The bicycle parade and field day was Inaugurated in Blytheville four years ago under the supervision Tf the Blythevilie y and it's success the first year has made it an annual affair. The parade Is scheduled for 9 a.m. and will form at Sixth and Main and then proceed through the business district. Following the parade, the young bicyclists will then go to Walker Park for (he field day. The parade and contests will be open lo boys and girls of a!l age groups. Free drinks for the contestants will be available on the contest site at Walker' Park. The drinks arc to be furnished by the soft drink bottlers of Blytheville. Prizes will be given In both the parade and the field day contests. During the parade, the rider of the best-decorated bicycle will receive a new bicycle as first prize with the second place winner In thl.s division to receive a baseball and glove. The third place winner will be awarded a head light set with the fourth place winner to receive a set of bicycle tires. in the field events, which will Include cycle gliding, plank rEdin& nnd stunt riding, the prizes will be awarded by age groups. Two large trophies will be given for the most outstanding entry of the entire day. The trophies are on display at stores participating In the event. Among olher prizes offered In lhe field day contests are a siren, three "T" shirts, s bicycle horn, bicycle fender flaps, hub light, twin saddle bags, speedometer, six medals. 30 theater tickets and $30 In other merchandise. The committee stressed the necessity for submitting entries at bicycle dealers or the Y on or before June IS. U.S. May Not Veto Chinese Reds' UN Bid WASHINGTON. May 30. W) — The Blylhcvl Secretary of State Acheson is re- in the Glcncoc ported lo have assured Trygve Lie that the United States will not use the veto to keep Communist China out of the United Nations. This restatement of American policy appeared loday lo have been the principal firm development in the meetings held by Lie, the U.N. secretary general, with President Truman and Secretary Acheson. Diplomats familiar with the substance of yesterday's "confidential chats' Indicated they produced little in the way of definite understandings-promising lo ease cold war tensions. Lie, however, was left with a free hand lo continue hts efforts to find a way out of Die U.N. deadlock. The impression among diplomatic authorises following the meetings is lhat Lie, on his recent mission to Moscow and other capitals, wns given no commitment!! by SUlin On his return to Lake Success Insl week, the secretary general expressed guarded optimism and told reporters he found the Soviet leaders still have faith in the U.N. This feeling, American official; said, appeared based on a generally friendly attitude shown by Stalin and Andrei GromyV.o and Foreign Across the land, from cities and farms, men and women left Ihelr work-clay tasks to honor the memory of their loved ones. Government offices and many businesses were closed for the dny. General Marshall, recalling the loss of 300,000 Americans In World War IT, said war no longer is just an evil—in Ihis age ft seems intolerable. The' winner of another war, he said, will "only enjoy the empty triumph of inheriting the responsibility for a shattered and Impoverished world." Truman to Shift Grady to Iran Ambassador to Greece To Be Moved as Aid To Resisting Soviet WASHINGTON. Mny 30 —(/!')— Prcsldcitt Truman has decided u> .shift Ambassador Henry F. Grady from Greece Lo Irnn In order to strengthen the non-Comrmintst front ngalnsl Russia nt a critical point. ;. Grady, now In California on icnvc, i.s expected to be -formally aslgned lo Ule po8l;next month. He will rc- ilricc John'' O.'^Wiley, career dip- .omat, who completed , two year's •ervice there last February. Iran i.s in an economic crisis now ml stale Department officials believe this will be ended by ah impending new oil conlract with Britain nnd by a better harvest this year than lust. Crisis Caused Concern The crisis ha.s caused considerable concern here for several months Basically, however, what American officials are worried about Is the strength and determination oC the. : Board of Trade Hotel was closed today because of the Memorial Day holiday, as were all stock nnd commodity markets. Iranian country government to pull out of its troubles the anc maintain Jlrm resistance to Sovle pressure. Grady has a top-notch reputation in the government as a trouble-shooter. He served as envoy to the government of India in it." formative period, and Inter went L Greece whcr'e he is credited with having played a major role In sav Ing thai country from communism and getting it reorganiz-ed aftc; the Civil War. To Serve Iran , Grady, according to State I3c partmcnt plans, will serve not onl as ambassador but also director o American aid for Iran. The coun iry is slated to get about SIO.UM.OOC worth of arms soon and a survc mission U expected to study v,'helb, er American economic aid is als< needed. i/, Wind, Dust and Showers •lit County But Damage Is Light Minister than on A. Y. Vtshlnsky rathe any firm promises tha Russia might be ready lo talk com promise. Underwriters Nome Officers T. Wlnford Wyatt was elccte president and Lloyd Wise, vice prcs Went, of the Blytheville Assoclatlo of Life Underwriters when the grou met Saturday at Hotel Noble. Other officers include W. Pau Mahon. secretary-treasurer; and C E. Eddes, E. S. Chiles. L. Z. Going Sr., j, A. Folger, Nathan Dever »nd J. LouU Cherry, directors The House, In approving a $20,00,000,000 spending bill (or the fls- al year beginning July 1. cut the ost office budget by more than 200.000,000. Donaldson, hoping the Senate will cstore the money, wrote a letter o a Senate appropriations subcommittee headed by Senator Maybank D-SO). "Would Disrupt Delivery" Maybank quoted Donaldson as nying that Senate approval of the louse cuts would "seriously dls- upt" both the transportation and cover the notebook. One of th» soldiers was hit and struck beck. The crowd, in ugly mood, threw rocks at the Americans. American military police moved into the crowd as it enter Hibayi Park for a second tally. Clubs and fists swung freely. One Japanese was pulled out of n marching column when he shouted an anti-American slogan as h« passed the military police. Other Japanese tried to prevent the arrest. Tlie Americans quickly fought clear of a hostile circle of shouting, pushing demonstrators. Keil Deification Frotesli Lulcr the Red demonstrators sent a delegation to nearby Marunouchi police station to loudly demand their release. Two leaders were arrested. The first rally was peppered with anti-American statements such as: "Expel lhe occupation forces from Japan." "Remember Gandhi's struggle against the British imperialists. He did it, why don't you?" "Thousands of workers are being fired to pave the way for foreign monopoly capital and the enslavement of Japan." The nntl-Amcrlcan demonstration appears to be the first fruit of criticism of Japan's Communists by the Comlnform, International communism's central agency. ^Cominform Agitates The Comlnform demanded a stlf- fer stand against the occupation and "International Imperialism." This morning Japanese police had prevented the Red-led labor demonstration from taking over In th» delivery of mail, nnd restrict mall ervice for bblh city Mid rural ureas. The South Carolina lawmaker ncided that tic didn't Ihinlc cuts uch as the House made "cnn work on a dcrmrlment like the po.st- ce." He said they could, mean the loss of-lhelr Jobs by 51,000 pos't- office employees. ' C'ut Ordered In April ' ' Donaldson last April 18 ordered mail deliveries held to one a day n residential areas and made olher reductions In service Iri attempt lo curb the departments 'delicti, how running over $400,000,000 a year. Maybank, noting this, said the solution to the deficit problem should He someplace other" than further service cuts If the department Is to carry the mall In accordance with the law. Donaldson has asked Congress for Increases in the postal rales for second, third nnd fourth class mall. Thus far no aclion has been taken. pia7a then being used for Memorial Day observances by American Troops. ; < "Arttl-Amf ricanism 1 * Anti-Americanism was the keynote of the labor demonstratlo'n. The mob was made up of leftist union members, students »nd Kor,n groups. , , .:. ': The rally ostensibly wai lo honor « Japanese union member icho.died (luring, «,' labor demonstration'. b«- forc lhe Tokyo municipal •ssembly May 30, 1949. . . . ". Actually It appeared to be »n it- tempt to embarrass occupation authorities on this Memorial Day. S. E. Missouri Gas Franchise Elections Set Voters In three Southeast Mis- coiirr towns will go lo the polls tomorrow to decide whether to grant natural gas franchises lo Arkansas- Missouri Power Co. Special elections will be held tomorrow In Caruthersvllle, Slcclc and Haytt. A similar election will be held In Maiden. Mo.. July IB. Flccause city councils do not have authority under Missouri law to grant utility franchises, the elections were called. These' towns, plus Kcnnctt. are Included In Ark-Mo plans to serve a lo'al Dt 13 towns and cities In Southeast, Missouri nnd Northeast Arkansas with natural gas. Hail that fell for about five mln- itcs in lhe vicinity of Osccola yes- erday aflcrnoon apparently :lid ;ttle crop damage but winds hit- ing Blylheville damaged three 'Uildings. William Watson, assistant coun- y agent for south Mississippi Coim- y, said this morning that no crop damage had been reported to the .ounty agent's office. "Apparently," he said, "most of lhe hail fell In or near Osceola Itself." The hall fell about 3 o'clock yes- .crday afternoon as dust and storm clouds rolled across Mississippi lounty skies. Brief but heavy showers last night brought 53 of an Inch of rainfall here. High winds accompanying the storm when tt hit Blytheville damaged a barn north of Highway 18 about two blocks east of the Walker Park, The barn, owned by Fred Wahl. was empty at the time of the storm and a lean-to structure adjoining 11 suffered most of the damage. The winds also ripped the roof oft a new garage owncrt by James Nebhnt at Pecan Avenue and Ninth Streets. Mr Nebhut said the roof will have Ui be replaced with a nett one. Holiday Death Toll Exceeds 400 Thus Far By Th« Associated Prtsi Accidental deaths In the nation's four-day Memorial Day holiday climbed above lhe 400 mark today, Traffic accidents look the greatest toll and Ned II. Dearborn, president of the National Safety Council, said "slam-bang driving" and "mass Indifference" had turned the holiday Into a "massacre." The council had predicted 290 persons would be killed on the highways before the holiday ended at midnight tonight. But by eleven o'clock local time, the toll had already reached 269. with the big brunt of homeward bound movement yet to come. Fatalities totaled 415. In addition to the traffic deaths, 55 persons were killed by drowning and 91 in miscellaneous mishaps — fires, airplane crashes, explosions falls and other accidents. Last year 413 people were killed in lhe llirce-day Memorial Day week-end. In Arkansas, electrocution ol a man erecting a telephone pole at Malvern yesterday was the eighth accidental death In the stale during lhe holiday period. The victim, Ezra llil] of Hot Springs, was holding a slick which became entangled in power lines. Earlier in the holiday period, begun last Friday night, four persons drowned, Iraffic accidents claimed two lives and lightning killed one In Arkansas. C-46'j Shoot Landings —Courier News I'holo STORM DAMAGE— A portion of a large hay barn at the Fred Wahl An olrl barracks building moved residence on Hollywood Ave., In East Blylheville was wrecked during from the air base lo a slle near the u, c high winds that hit Blytheville and surrounding territory yesterday w?y ^™/olo n ™°no"n ' «"«mo»n. The part of the barn that »« damaged was used as . lean- Apparently no other damage re- lo shelter for Mr. Wahl's caltlc herd and hay stored In lhe other part lng landings at the Blythevllie Ait suited from the storm except for of lhe building was undamaged. Another barn was slightly damaged at Base, continuing training flights of breaking twigs and small limbs oif lhe Wan , home d .„ fe f , b t b k d , the reserve. The air base Is to b« numerous frees and slight damage muu. v> i . » U£Cd as an Rux ji| ar y j| e i,j durlni Manila Boy Hurt In Baseball Game MANILA, Ark., May 3tt-Donald Stuart, eight-year-old son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Luke O. Stuart of Manila, was critically injured yesterday In a baseball game at the grade school here. He was struck accidentally by a baseball bat snid to have been thrown by another pupil, Mrs. Stuart said. The youth was taken lo Ratton Hospital where X - rays showed a double fracture, one at the base of his skull and one is just above his left ear. Hospital attendants reported his condition as "improved" this morning. to tome jarden crops. the storm. I tin summer months.