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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 16, 1949
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPEB OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 202 Blytheville Daily Nevi BlythevlUe Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1949 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Detroit Police Capture Abductor of YoungGirl Alert Work Foils Plan DETROIT, NOV. 16. (ff>—A fleet ol police scout cars roared through Detroit's east side streets last night to rescue an abducted child. After an hour's tense hunt and j^hase, little Karen Kuechenmeister, IT?, stolen Irom her home, was returned safely to the arms of her frantic mother. Karen had been switched virtually from the bosom ol her family. There followed a perilous dash by 18 police scout cars which hit speeds of 80 and 90 milts an hour in an eight-mile street and alley race in pursuit. But the blonde, blue-eyed tot, little the worse for her experience, was brought home unharmed. A 35-year-old father of a baby gin was seized as a suspect. To Chief Assistant Prosecutor Ralph Garber It was "only by the grace of God and efficient police work" that Karen was rescued. Qarber said sex was the motive for the abductor, who stole Karen from the living room of her home on fashionable Alter Road. Suspect Held Karen U one of three children of Manhunt on West Coast LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16—W— An international manhunt was.on today for a 66-year old retired banker wanted for Questioning in the brutal slaying of six-year-old Linda Joyce Glucoft. An autopsy, meanwhile, dlsclosec details of the vicious brutality o the attack. The mutilated blanket-wrappet body of 'the little girl was found early yesterday burned under rubbish In the backyard of a neighbor's house where she was last seen alive. In that house lived Fred, Stroble, 66, retired baker, at large in another child molestation' case. Stroble, a police broadcast said, "Is believed to have murdered" Linda Joyce. . A bus driver told police he drove man resembling Stroble across the Mexican border, police there launched'a search for him. Officers at Sail Bernardino, 60 miles from here, hunted for a man a bartender identified as Stroble from newsplctures and a mutilated finger. The man was reported to have left a bus • upon Its arrival from Los Angeles. The child had been, strangled Osceola to Have First Concert of Season Tonight David Laney and Mrs. Madeline f. Campbell, chairman and co-chairman respectively of the Osceola Concert Association, announced today that Group will hear Its first concert of the year Thursday, On the program are Gabor Carelll, Hungarian tenor, and Pomlko Kanaiawa, American born Japanese soprano. American Guilty Of Treason to US Herbert Burgman Was One of Nazis' Radio Propagandists .Karl Kuechenmetster, hardware salesman. '* Officers arrested William B. Mabrey two miles from the spot where the abductor abandoned his ear and fled afoot amid police gunfire. He had left Karen In the car. She clambered out and scampered off to the refuge of a nearby house. Mabrey, manager of a small hotel and pool roam on East Jefferson Avenue, was held on a technical charge of kidnaping and taking indecent liberties with a minor. ,, At first, according to Police Lieut. • Tom Picking, Mabrey said he was "forced" to take men with guns.' Karen by "two Later, Picking said, tlie man de. nied this and then Insisted on having »n attorney before he would apeak further. He was held hi jail. Averted Crime Mabrey -was arrested when he call«d police to report that his car was ttolen. He.was in shirt-sleeves when arrested, police said. Fast police action, Garter said, averted a crime "like what happened in California" Tuesday. He referred to the mutilation .slaying of six-, year-old Linda Joyce Glucoft whose body was found near a rubbish heap In l/» Angeles. Kuechenmeister. said Karen WBF playing with her three-year-old bro- by a man's'tie and her body hacked with an axe and stabbed by an ice pick, or similar instrument. Dr. Fredrick D. Newbar, county autopsy surgeon,' said 'death was caused by asphixia from strangulation. He found three stab wounds, two of which penetrated the lungs. Dr. Newbar believes they were Iri- flictcd while the girl was dying. Bloody Axe Found Twelve slashes in her head presumably were made by a bloody axe found at the £Cene f One severed her spinal cord. Dr. • Newbar said all were delivered after the girl was dead. The surgeon. found evidence that she had fought back. Strands of hair were in her jagged fingernails. While Det. Sgt. Bill Grennan said that all evidence pointed to rape, Dr. Newbar said he found no evidence of a sexual attack, on the child. However, he said microscopic- tests will be made to determine this. Linda Joyce had been missing since Monday afternoon when she ran laughing out to play. Police believe she had gone to the home where Stroble was staying to play with his; grandchild, Rochelle Hausman, six. Rochelle's backyard, with its swings and teeter-totters, WASHINGTON, NOV. 16. tffi — Herbert J. 'Burgman, 53, long clerk in the American embassy h Berlin, was convicted late ycsterda of treason to his country. Instead of coming borne will other diplomatic personnel whei the United States and German went to war, Burgman remained be hind and became a radio propa gandlst. He Is a native of Hokah Minn. Burgman faces a maximum sen fence of death, a minimum pcnalt of five years in prison and a $10,00 fine. Federal Judge Alexander Holtzo did not indicate when he;will pa: sentence. Before doing so, he mu; dispose of the customary defen: motion for a new trial. Tf IJurgman heard and unde stood the verdict branding him a traitor he ga^ve no Indication.; Suffering from: a heart allmen he sat slumped In a wheel chu when Jury Foreman Homer Baker announced the jury had found Burgman "guilty as charged." Burfjman's German wife and his German-born son. Thomas, 26, likewise showed no reaction. Both had testified In his behalf. The defense contended (1) that Burgman was mentally incompetent when he made the propaganda broadcasts and (2), that he acted under duress. It was Washington's second post- SFEEI) STEEL PRODUCTION—These heavily laden railroads are lined up near a Pittsburgh district Jlant of the Carnegie-Illinois steel Corporation. They are filled with coke for use In making steel. The em of the steel strike brought a quick resumption of wort: with all employes recalled as soon us possible. (Al .Vireuhoto). . ... Yule Parade Proposed By C. ofC. Committee Final approval of proposed plans for a Christmas parade, Christinas decorations • In down-town Blytheville, a home decoration contest, and Christmas music to be sought tonight at a special meeting of all Blyttie- villc merchants, called by the Merchants Division of the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce. 4- • The Christmas promotion project committee of the division In a meeting yesterday drew up a temporary budget, decided that .floats bands, and a Santa Claus with candy for Ihe chilren were to be the main features of the opening date. Included In the budget are funds for recognizing the outstanding ther. Karl, Jr..'and her baby sister, Janice 18 months',-wheri.the intruder »pp»rcci^| Tlie father A «»id he and his wife were upst&irs dressing to go out to dinner. They'had left the front door open because they *ere expecting a baby sitter I neard the door open," Kuechenmeister said but supposed it was the sitter. Then we heard:the children screaming I went to In\estl- gp.te -because/ the , screams ssenied too loud to be of joy 'Karl was jumpmg up-and down | »nd screaming 'That man's got Karen' and-pointed to the door." was a neighborhood mecca for kids. But Rochelle and her mother, Mrs Sy,lvia Hauaojan, »ere not is gone T^hen they Arkansas Planter Hurt By Gunfire of Bandit HOPE, Ark., Nov. 16. frT) — A southwest Arkansas planter was wounded critically and an unidentified Negro killed ' near here early today, apparently by a quick shooting robber. . , Hempstead County Sheriff Olaude Sutton*sald Tom Seymour, 55, Fulton, Ark., was found wounded near the body of the dead Negro about seven miles southwest of here. He said I,ee Helton, Fulton, reported Seymour was robbed i shot by a "small dark man with an accent," who then forced him to take Seymour to the Isolated spol ^where he was later found. •l The sheriff said a man similarly 'described later forced the residen of a nearby Negro village to drive him to Hope. Two Drivers Penalized One person was fined and anotli cr forfeited a cash bond in Municipal Court this morning on charges of driving while under the influence of liquor. i Fined $50 and costs was William j. Slmms, and Grady G. Robinson forfeited a J45.25 cash bond. louse He *nfts turned.^^5-^ t Stroble .gWbeen at the home " of Hausman his" son ; ta-law, Revrtie iUyj« week He~had jumped $500 bail May II ^khen due for trial on a morals charge involving a 10- car-pld girl ln\ suburban Highland r^ark. 1 Stroble's -wife is in a' mental institution'. Search was Intensified In Mexico as Stroble was known to have visited Tijuana recently and had friends here. t Jutes Glucoft,- cornmerclal artist, and his wife, notified police when .heir daughter failed to return home at supper time. Police and neighbors began combing the neighborhood of new stucco . homes. Theaters and motels were, checked. Early yesterday officers spotted a slashed arm and curly locks under a pile of rubbish behind the Haus- nian's incinerator. Wrapped in a bright Navajb blanket they found the little girl's' body. Police described Stroble as five feet, five and a half inches tall, weighing 140 pounds, with gray hair, brown eyes and ruddy complexion. There was a cleft in his left index finger. He was dressed In a blue shoes. war treason trial. Burgman was indicted In March, about the time another Jury in the same courtroom was convicting Mildred E, (Axis Sally} Gulsus, also a German radio propagandist. She received a sentence of 10 to 30 years arid a 510,000 fine. Her, appeal is' still pending. The jury of se\cn men and five women convicted Burgman on 13 specific treasonable acts.* All were based, on radio recordings he made urufer the name 1 of "Joe Scanlon." f 'tf'ere broadcast', over station floats cash awards and for prizes for the best decorated homes, a project being . promoted by the Garden Olub. Division of the Blytheville Woman's Club. Tonight's .meeting will be con- dueled at 7:30 at the Municipal Court Room at -the City Hal] to make all liual plans for the Chrbt- mos Promotion project. • May Revise Decorations It will be proposed that, the same Cixvislmas decorations be used as last year, but reworked Into a different set-up. Lights and greenery pOi-^ib!i r ..sprayed with aluminum, are Coal Deadlock Submitted to White House Ching Declares Further Attempts To Reach Accord Seem Useless WASHINGTON, Nov. 16. (AP)—Federal Mediation Chief Cyrus S. Ching today turned the deadlocked coal dispute over to the White House for action. + Ohlng reported to John U. Steel- nan, President. Truman's assistant, .hat further attempts to get Union Leader John L. Lewis and coa! operators Into an agreement seemed useless. Alter seeing Slcelman at the White House lie told reporters: "It is our considered judgment tliat lurtlicr mediation at this timo Truman Okays Housing Loans special corner decorations. The program of Christinas n vill be transmitted from sepakers ocated up and down the street If ilie merchants agree tonight that it should be a irart of the Christmas promotion plans. - Tlie Christmas Promotion Committee of .the Merchants Division las, been at work" for some time formulating the plans to present to the merchants. Investigating equipment available and surveying merchant opinion. Jimmte Edwards is chairman of the committee. Working with him are R. J. Morris, Miss Helen Hcine- nianu, C, P. Uambo, \v. TJ. Moxley, G. G. Hubbard, Jr., J. I,. Westbrook, P. c. Rothrqck, Sam Hnnley, C. M. Smart, R. C. Colinan, Jack Blshtp. Leonard Campbell, Shields Edwards Joe 7 Freeman, nnd H. H. Lcvltcli. Mr. Edwards said It was hopet that the merchants would be represented 100 per cent tonight, so the Debunk which the Germans pre- tertded*-\as opentmg in the inkl- TPcst ^The gtn eminent said the broadcasts .were Intended to creatc dissensidn among the Allies anil disunity at' home. to Jbe P.yit acrD.^ ; the^street£ v with j plans^ould.go^ocwjird; I gray suit, and brown Tickets for B/yt/ieri/fe- Smackoyer Tilt on Sale Tickets for the Bljlhevllle-Smack- over playoff Friday night at Haley Field went on sale this afternoon at Owens Drug Store, Railroad and Main. About 100 reserved seaU were included In the block or tickets pul on sale, W. D, Tommey, high school principal, said. Holders ol season reserve seat tickets mast pay general admission price for this game, he said. Neqro Is Killed, TO Others Hurt cs Truck Overturns CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., . .ov. 16 — One Negro was fatally injured ind 10 other men were hurt near here yesterday when a truck carry- Ing 25 construction workers left the road and overturned. James I/. Lewis, 45-year-old St. Louis Negro, died of a skull fracture and internal injuries, Mis- spun State Trooper J. M. Hicknian said. "• ~ Six men were treated for minor injuries at Cniri and Oastel Clinic in . CaruthersvHle and four were tflkon by ambulance to John Gaston Hospital In Memphis. Lewis died en route from Cottonwood Point to Canithersville. The accident occured on the Cottonwood Point Ferry rond. The driver of the truck. Robert E. Caldwell of Hickman, Ky. r said lie started to make a left turn nnd was blinded by the sun. The truck left tne road and turned over. The 25 men in the truck were laborers for the Mississippi Valley Construction Company nnd had been working on a river bank project near Cottonwood Point. One of the men in Gsston Hospital, who was identified as John Austin, was reported in critical condition. ' Accused Soviet Spy Speaks A Word of Thanks to Judge NEW YOI?K, Nov. J6. (tF) —Accused Soviet Spy Valentin dubitchev relaxed his no-to-everything attitude for the first 'time today and said thanks, in Russian, to Federal Judge Sylvester J. Ryan. + The Judge had ordered that _ , - . _ i Gubitchev he given n free copy of PlCK NCW the m ' mi ' cs ° f tnc court proceedings leading up to his trial, with Judith Copion, on spy conspiracy charges. Through an interpreter, Gubit- chev sild: "Thank you, your honor." Until now the Soviet engineer lias refused to plead or to accept a court-appointed lawyer. He Chest Drive $5,796 Short Of 19 49 Goal Reports from division lenders of Blythevlllc's Community, cnni- pntgn wcro heard by tlie Community Chest Bonrd at u meeting In Hie Chamber of Commerce office al 10 o'clock this' morning. John CaucJHl, general chairman, said funds are .still short of tlic $2H.G50 quota by $5/iO{i.VO. The ejections now are very slow, he snld. And added thnL $22,854,00, Lo nnnntrc 3 Red'Feather service,"; for a year, ios been contributed, In the reports, it was i>oinled out ,he campaign this year cast only 1.4 per cent 'for oneratlon of the campaign. This figure; usually averages five per cent, it was pointed out earlier In the campaign that the unified drive saved this opem- t ion cost for the various iigcn cl cs that would be forced to conduct their own campaigns if not included in the butlyet. The advanced gifts division of tho campaign, headed by R..A, Porter, started the campaign off with $15,260, after about u week's drive. Mail .sales, channeled through the Bly- thj?v\Uc Chambcr^of Cprmncrce of- 'tcc, accounted for $G1Q;'the general:; solicitation campaign, headed by i3r. J. O. Guard, collected $5,106.50; ,ho employees division, conducted by J. T. Bailey, $738.00, nnd n total of $-179.50 luts been turned In to date on the clean up drive, headed by B. A. Nelson. 108 Cities to Receive $20,375,500 to Build Low-Rent Dwellings WASHINGTON, Nov. 16—l/l 1 )— President Truman today launched tho public housing program b> approving loans totaling $20,315,400 to 103 cities for the planning o low-rent homes for a half-mlllioi persons. . Tlie loans will finance the surveys and planning for 13-1,500 dwellings in 27 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.O. Mr. Truman's action was nn- uounccd by John Taylor E g a n, commissioner of the Public Housing Administration, Egnn said loan contracts will be signed iw rapidly as possible with the local housing authorities- The loans, the first to be miule under Uus long-range housing act approved this summer, are preliminary to lute i financing arrangements which will permit the start of construction, i The housing ; developments launched today are to be undertaken within tlic ;iext two yciir:^ Rinds have been reserved for nnother 1QQ loeaV authorities which Intend'to take pnrt In the first two years-of the public" housing pro- giam Head; Rev. Muncy Is Vice President No Pictures at Veep s Wedding ST. LOUIS, Nov. 16. OT — The nation will have to depend on wor'ts for a description of Vice President Hartley's marriage to kWrs. Carleton "S. Hadley Friday. Ifrhere will be no pictures of the actual ceremony. Only 34 guests and a handful of newspaper and radio reporters will be Inside the chapel of St. Johns Methodist Church. Television cameras and newspaper photographers will be outside, viewing the party as it arrives and leaves. A luncheon to follow the ceremony will be telecast and photographed. The couple announced after their engagement that they wished the ceremony to be simple and quiet. Their efforts have been made difficult ai public Interest hM mushr roomed. i The ceremony is 11 »,m. CST. scheduled .for ':Each news service will have two men In the chapel. So wiU,e»ch St. Louis newspaper and radio station that wishes to send the personnel. There will be no radio broadcast* from the chapel but most local stations plan descriptions of the affair shortly afterward. The television broadcast <NBC) will start at 10:45 (CST) and run until 12 a.m. Twenty-seven stations will be on that hookup In the mid- west and east. Special Broadcasts In addition s'peclal radio network broadcasts are being planned by NBC and CBS. Wedding presents began arriving yesterday for the bride and groom- to-be including one from President and Mrs. Truman: The Trumans, who are entertaining the Shah ol Iran in Washing- tori, will be unable to attend. In fact, only one of the 34 guests will be an. Immediate member of tho two families. He Is William Vaughan, civilian aide to the vice president. The single-ring ceremony will be performed by Method 1st Bishop Ivan Lee Holt, assisted by St. John's pastor, Rev. Albea Godbold. Mrs ' Hartley's brother. William W. Rucker of West Palm Beach, Fla., will escort her to the altar rail. David M. Barklcy. the vice president's son, will be best man. There will be no other attendants and no ushers. . Mrs. Hanlcy's father, Roy W Rnckcr of Kansas City, will be unable tr attend the wedding. Rucker, lawyer, is convalescing from a stroke. Aftei the luncheon at the home of Mrs. T. M. Sayriian, a friend of Mrs. Hadley, the bridal pair will leave on their honeymoon—destination secret. Following the wedding trip they plan n brief visit to Eajkley's Paducah, Ky., home, "The Angles," then off to his Washington apartment where they expect to remain until talc spring or until Congress adjourns next year. LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 16. (/TV-The Rev. T. H. Jordan, Van Buren, today" was elected president of the 96th annual Arkansas Baptist State Convention. He succeeds the Rev. E. O. Brown of Blytheville. . He was selected over the Rev. Lloyd Spnrknmu, Pine Bluff, the other nominee for the presidency. Other officers elected earlier by tne convention without opposition, were: the Rev. C. Z. Holland, Jones- barb, first vice-president; the Rev. A. F, Muncy, Wilson, second vice- president; the Rev. Dawson W. King, re-elected recording secretary; and the Rev. B. L. Bridges, re-elected treasurer and executive secretary Also before the convention is a proposal to amend the constitution to protect fundamental doctrine. The Rev. John L. Dodge, Hot Springs, proposed at the opening session of the Arkansas Baptist Convention here yesterday a denumca- tlon of "growing liberalism" In certain doctrines. The proposed amendment condemns baptism in another faith, open communion, acceptance of elected rather than ordained deacons, member.shlp or cooperation with the Federal Council of Churches or the World Council of Churches. Any A rk ntisas Baptist church practicing such "llber.ilkm" would not have messengers seated in the convention. Dr. B. L- Bridge. 1 ? ,executlve secretary of the Arkansas convention said he knows of no Arkansas Baptist churches which are violating these doctrines but that the amendment might prevent a "northern minister from trying to swing an Arkansas church away from southern Baptist doctrine." tends that he has diplomatic Immunity since he was a United Na- llons employe at the time of his arrest. The minutes Gubitchev will gc t government expense are those ofi \ pre-trial hearing, expected to end oday, to determine whether Miss Coplon's arrest was legal nnd wither the seized contents ol her purse should be returned. Miss Coplon's lawyer, Archibald Palmer, asked a tree copy for Her, ,00, saying she was without funds, j lyan told him to submit nn affidavit of her financial condition. Palmer said earlier he was not letting a cent for defending Miss IJopJon. He said he-took her case jecause he was an old friend of ier family, and added that he was even paying some c-E Mu»s Coplon's bills. The lawyer—twice fined for contempt during her spy trial In Washington—was warned by Ryan yesterday not to "make a farce out of the court," He replied that he had no such intention. Gubitchev and Miss Coplon, a 'J3- year-o'.d brunette, are charged with conspiracy to steal secret US. documents and transmit them to the Russians. Officers of Four Education Groups Schedule Meeting Officers o£ the Crlttcmlcn County, Mississippi County and Blytheville Education Associations nnd Classroom Teachers Organization will meet at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Dlythe- yille High School for n prc-eonfer- once niceling. The nftcrnoon scp.slon tomorrov/ will precccil an all-day session -.i.iiuuuiuu for Friday, one of 18 district Arkansas Education Association meetings. to be included In the On Friday, the first general session will open at the hlyh school auditorium nt 9:30 a.m., but the discussion grdup leaders, reporters and recorders will meet at the home economics cottnge at 8:50 Approximately 500 Icnchers rep- csentlng three A E A. units, the Jylhevllle Education Association, ic Mississippi County Association t nd the CrlUertdeii County Ion, are ice ting. Tlie teachers have been divided nto discussion groups, and the eval- atlon of the discussions will oc ummnrlEcU by Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, elementary school superior for the Blythcville system. This-Is the first year the A.E.A. listrlet meetings have been con- luctcd, and the annual stale meet- ng has been postponed until March 'localise of the fall district rncct- State officers and directors of he A.E.A., nnd the Arkansas Kdu- The legislation prdvldbs for about 810,000 units over the Siext six yeurs, CJhiMffO/rops IT 1st .Chicago led tlie - list' . of- elites wHli 21,000 dwellings proposed. New York w'ns second ••w.llh 20,300, but -New York's preliminary loun amounts U> $2,100.000, considerably higher than the $720,000, approved for planning In Chicago. Other approvals Include Los Angeles, 10,000 dwellings; New prlcnns 5,000; Baltimore 5,000; Pittsburgl 5,000; Washington, D.C. 4,000; Norfolk 3.000; and Newark 3,500. "Approval of these loans means that these local mousing authorities may now take the first concrete steps toward building good new homes for low income families," Egnn's statement sain". The size of the preliminary loan Is limited by the number of dwelling units allotted to the locality. The present authorizations average about $151 for each dwelling. When the final federal-aid contracts nre signed, they will specify the amount of the development loans and the annual federal subsidies required to provide low rents for the families occupying the completed projects. would be fruitless." Ching said he was filing a wrlfc- cen report covering the coal case with President Truman this afternoon. He said it would not contain any recommended course for White House action but would include ft number of suggestions on what can bo ilone. May Set up Hoard These suggestions were reported to Include establishment by Mr. Truman, of a fact-finding board outside the Taf I-Hartley law with power to recommend, settlement terms. Another suggestion wns 'reported to Ixi use ol the Tuft-Hartley law's national emergency provisions, including a court Injunction to bar a new coal strike. The White House, however, ap- . pcared willing to give John L. Lewis the rest of this week to accept a fact-finding board like the one , which helped settle the steel strike. A truce ordered by Lewis when he ended a 52-day mine strike last week expires on December 1. : President Truman will have an opportunity to announce any decision ho may make in dealing with Lewis at his regular news conference tomorrow. Chlng'mndc an attempt last week to get coal 'operators and Lewis talking for a new coal contract. Lewis declined to attend on the day Clilrig suggested so the meeting was abandoned. / Today CI ilng told* reporters: "r feel that due.tb £he. position ol the parties at tl^c pr^ent time, further Joint mccUngd^callcd ; by', this service . might retard, rather Weather New York Cotton Dec. . Mar. . May . July . Oct. . Open HlBri lav/ 1:30 . 2980 2986 2980 2983 . 2979 2985 2978 2982 . 2974 2985 2093 297S . 2342 2946 2911 2Q43 , 2798 2803 2798 2r99 N, O. Cotton Open High Low 1:30 Dec 2976 2979 2976 2978 Mar 2975 2D78 2974 2977 May 2970 2973 26C9 2973 July 2933 2936 2933 293S Oet 2789 27D3 2189 2793 Arkansas forecast: Fair and continued rather cold this attcrnoon, tonight and Thur.sday. Mfssourl forecast: Partly cloudy, windy and coTder this afternoon with few anew flurries northeast' clearing and colder with diminishing winds tonight; Thursday fair and cool; low tonight 20-25; high Thursday 45-50. Minimum this morning—33. Maximum yesterday—64. Sunset today—4:55. Sunrise tomorrow—6:35. Precipitation 24 hours to 1 today—none. Total since Jan. 1—50.64. Mean temperature (midway be twcen high and low)—48.5. Normal mean for November—50 This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—43. Maximum yesterday—73. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this dat -44.72. i atlon Department are to be Blytheville for the meeting. In Blytheville Loan Okayed Included in the loans approved today in Washington by President Truman was $35,000 for preliminary work on the 150 units to be erected here after the original 80 have been Tills amount had been allocated t rlter for this work. J. Melt Brooks, RecTCttvry-treasurer of the Biythe- vllle Housing Authority said today, and needed only the President's formal approval. It will be used for such preliminary expenses as architects fees, selection of sites and similar costs, h: said. Several possible sites are under consideration by tho Authority, but none has been selected yet. Mr. Brooks said that funds for the 80 units In the original proposal already have been allocated. Bids for the 80-unlt project, planned since before the war, will be opened Nov. 28. The added 150 nnlts approved Tor future construction include 75 dwellings for Negroes and 75 for whites. than accelerate, contract -negotiations." ^ ' Citing Bald, however, that hla servfco Is standing by to."do.every- thing we can" to help settie r the dispute. ; •? Truman Repotted Ready ,• President Truman was , reported, ready to Invoke the Taft-Hartley Act—which Lewis and Mr. Tniman both dislike—if the United Mmo Workers' leader doesn't agree to the other procedure by Monday. Barring some prior move by Lewis or the soft coal operators, jihfi nti- mlnfstratlon's tentative ^timetable for dealing with the coal-deadlock wns reported as follows: 1. A fact-finding board, with power Eo recommend o. settlement while the miners stayed nt work for GO days, would be proposed to Lewis and the operators on Thursday. 2. Lewis would have until the end of the WCL-K to accept or reject the proposal, which he already has Indicated he strenuously opposes. The operators, talked to m. advance, have Indicated they would submit to such ati Inquiry. 3. In the event the UMW chi^f turns down the proposal for creation of a board with authority to suggest a settlement, the President on Monday would Invoke Taft- Hartley, with Its machinery for an 80-day court injunction against the 5erryv///e Girl Dies 'n Kansas Tourist Court ARKANSAS CITY, Kas, Nov. 16 —W)—Kuth E Dcncy, 10, Dcrry- vlllc. Ark., died at a tourist court "icre last night. With her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Dcnney, Die girl had slopped here en route to Wlchlla where she was to receive medical treatment. County Coroner Joe Morris said Ueath was from chronic heart trouble. The girl was a native of Stone Bounty, Mo. The body was returned to Berryville for service*. Soybeans Nov . Deo Mar May Open High Low CloV: 22U4 2mi 222 222',! 221V 22114 223!1 32311 22115 223 1 /, 22271 223 220!i 221S New York Stocks 1:30 pm. Quotations: AT&T 145 3-4 Amer Tobacco 71 1-4 Anaconda Cop|>cr ........ 275-8 Beth Steel 29 Chrysler 553-4 Gen Electric 331-4 Gen Motors 65 Montgomery Ward 52 N Y Central 10 l-< Int Harvester 277-8 National Distillers 215-8 Republic Steel 21 4-8 Radio 12 1-8 Socony Vacuum 16 3-4 Studebaker 28 1-4 Standard of N J 68 5-8 Texas Corp 613-1 J C Penney 52 5-8 U S Steel 24 3-8 Handlers' Strike Halts Meat Flow From Stockyards EAST ST. LOUIS, III., Nov. 16. f/P)—Operations al nearby National Stockyards remained tied up today by a strike of about 100 members ot the AFL Llvrstock Hanillrrs* Union. No shipments of livestock have been accepted at tlie yards since the strike began Monday morning. Some sbipmcnls were hchiff mailc direct to packers in the St. Louis area. Scars •12 1-2 Southern Pacific 45 Con! Miner Wouldn't Quit at 81 Years BIRMINGHAM, England, NOV 16 — (n't— Coal miner William Henry Stevenson, aged 81, wouldn't quit— so they fired him. He'd worked 50 years In Birmingham mines and he was probably the oldest miner in the country. His doctor kept telling him he ought, to retire before his heart gave out. But Stevetison paid he'd retire when he felt like It. "I( they don't want me," he said, "they'll have to sack me." That's just what local authorities of the nationalized mines did yesterday. They gave Stevenson 1 .tv weeks' notice.

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