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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 16, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVI—NO. 73 Blytheville Dally News Blylhevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Blythcville Herald BLYTUKV1LLK, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 1950 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVB CENTI three - Time Army ^Deserter Caught In 30-Minute Chase A 30-niiiuito chiiso l).v officers through a field of cotton and a drainage ditch ended yesterday afternoon with the arrest of a three-time deserter from tiie United Slates Army. --- t Charles Cravens, 25, of Big Lake ho has been absent without olticia 1 cave from an Army post. In Virginia or the past seven months and who wicc defied arrest attempts recently. was turned over to Army authorities In Memphis following his apprehension yesterday afternoon In weed field near Roseland. KiRht olUccrs, induding Sheriff Villiam Dcrryintin, Deputies Charles Short of Blythcville and Floyd Buris of I-raclwillc. State Troopers George Ir\vin and Don Walker, City Marshal Leu Baker of Manila and a Little Rock Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, figured in the clisise. Sheriff Berryman said it asted a full half hour and extended through a field of cotton, ft drain- igc ditch and a field of weeds. Accnsteil im Tractor The ofliccrs, working in coopcra- Truman Signs DP Ad; Doors Open to 136,000 Measure Revises 1948 Law; Program Extended For Year with Increase Service Council Launches Polio Preparedness Move —CuurUr Vew s Photo BICYCU'.S ON 1'AKAin;—Nearly 50 young bicyclists paraded down Main Street this morning bcfor proceeding to Walker Pai'k to compete in field events held during the annual Bicycle Safety Day here. Auxillory's Suggestions Okayed; Committee, Advisory Group Named Koeommcmlalions for setting up a polio preparedness program in Mississippi County \veie iuloplod and two committees U> launch the project were named last night at a meeting in Cily Hall of Dm Klytheville Community Service Council, which is spearheading the plan. A four-point set of recommciidft- Uom for coping wilVi another polio epidemic should otic strike in the county this .summer was adopted unanimously by the Service Council after its KubmLssion by the Bly- WASHINGTON, June 16. President Truman today signed legislation opening America's doors to •n additional 130,000 displaced persons. The measure revises a 194& lav, expiring June 30, that aulhorixcc the entry of 205,000 DPs — person driven from their homec by tw wars. It extends the program fo another year and Increases the mun ber eligible for admission to 341,000 Upwards of 153,000 displaced per ions have already come to the Unit ed Stales tn make their homes. In addition (o increasing the to fal of displaced persons who could become U. S. residents under the program, the new law also provides for the admission of: 5,000 War Orphans CD 5,000 war orphans from the free countries of Europe and Turkey who are adopted by American parents. (2) 54,744 persons of German HII- cestiy — double the number in the 1948 act — who were driven from their homes In Czechoslovakia, Po- iand, Romania and other eastern European countries after the Potsdam agreement. of 1945. (3) Up to ; 15,000 refugees who entered the United States prior to April 30, 1949, on temporary visas. To remain here, they must make application to the attorney general and get consent from him and Congress. rovisions Wiped Out tion with the FBI agent, accosted Cravens while lie was driving n tractor In the cotton field yesler- riay afternoon, but Cravens, wl>» had told officers previously that he wouldn't lx? taken alive, refused arrest. Upon spatting the officers he turned the tractor across the field toward a fence; then, dismounted, leaped across the fence and fled down a ditch. The officers took off in prusuit and finally apprehended htm in a nearby field of Johnson grass. Sheriff Berry man stated that this was the second time in the past two years that Cravens has been arrested for desertion. He was arrested approximately a year ago by Marshal Baker, lie was also arrested during the war on the same charge. the sheriff said. Each arrest was in the vicinity of his Big Lake home. Swam to Safely Marshal Baker said this morning that about two months ago he accosted Cravens on (he Big Lake bridge and attempted to take him into custody but that he leaped over the bridge railing into the lake and swam to safety. He said about a month ago, .Cravens "drew a shot gun" on a game warden \vlio was making his rounds 1 ' through the Big Lake bottom lands iieai *he house where Cravens uml his .wife worn Jiving, ^rtairt provisions In'-xne : original ^"heVsn'cfiifV'offic't I'AKADK WINNKK—Jimmy Johnson (above) son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Ray S. Johnson, Is shown "aboard" his "pirate boat" that was judged first-place winner among the nearly 50 entries in the Bicycle Safety Dny parade tills morning. law that brought charges by President Truman and others that it discriminated against Catholics piul Jews—an issue in the 19-18 elections. One change"'erases the requirement that 30 per cent of the: DPs be, farmers, and; t hut -iO per cent be from the Baltic states. Another advances from Dec. 22, 1945, to. Jan. I,' JD49, the date by which DPs from eastern Europe must have entered Germany, Austria or Italy in order to be eligible to enter the United States under , the DP program. Must Take Oath - Beginning immediately, all adult refugees must take an oath on arrival they are not and never nave been a member of the Communist Party or any organization hostile to the U.S. form of government. National News Briefs- By The Associated Press WASHINGTON, — The government announced today that five big makers of antl-htslamine drugs have agreed not lo advertise that their products will cure or prevent colds. WASHINGTON — Prrsldcnl Truman lod;iy vetoed tin- basing point hill—a measure Unit ivoult have gu;ir.intcpd individual businessmen the r i g h t to iihsorb freight charges and sell tlicir pro- riucls nl uniform delivered prices. NEW YORK — The publishers association of New York City has broken off contract negotiations with the local A PL printer*, union charging it with a "deliberate violation" of its contract by refusing to cross CIO picket lines at the struck New York World-Telegram ang.Sim. h'.Yd received report recently from trie'FBI that 'ravens was In Ui is-/ territory and :iat lie was considered as clanger- us. "-'..; Marshal Baker confirmed this fact ith a report that he had received r ord from Cravens that.-he (Cra- ens) "wouldn't be taken alive" nnd Jiat "if you come after'me, come ireparcd to haul ine away." Rescuers Find Miners Lamp; 5 Are Trapped CADOMIN, Alia.. June 15. (/P)— Rescue workers, toiling frantically to locate five miners entombed in tile Cadomin Mine more Ulnn 38 hours, found a miner's head lamp early today. It was tbe first clue they were Hearing the trapped m^n. The crews worked shoulder to shoulder in .1 narrow tunnel. The men hnve ben imprisoned .since Wednesday night, by a fall of silt and soft coal brought down by a flash flood. All mining operations in this 7*ocky Mountain foothills town 200 miles southwest of Edmonton were at a standstill while a quarter-mile long conveyor belt moved mud Mid debris from the mouth of the mine, where a flash flood imprisoned the five. All through the night by the light of miners' lamps the crews had dug feverishly. ' — Courier News Phot* REST -PLANK-RIDER— Charles Goforth, (above), son of Mr. and £ Walter Gofoith, finishes fir^t in the plank -riding contest that was among U\e tielrt events held at Walker Park this morning duririg Bicycle 1 Safety Day activities. • , , 'Pirate in His Bicycle 'Boat 1 Top Safety Day Parade Entry Wearing a pirate costume and riding a bicycle decorated as pirate boat, Jimmy Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray S. Johnson, won 2 More Americans Linked to Spy Ring a bicycle today for having the best Safety Day Parade. James Richardson was second i fi rfi l. place winner in the parade with! his bicycle disguised as a train. Third place went to Patricia Jane Gracy, who rode a bicycle decked with flowers. Warren \j, Moxley, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Moxley. was fourth place winner with his let plane bicycle. Honorable mention in the parade division went to Mary Helen Strong, Billy Prank Spnrkr,, Jack Houston. Bill Rowland. Roland Mitchell. Johnny McDowell. Jr.. Billic Lou Wecdinan, Johnny PlunkcU. James Morton. Joseph McGhce, Paul Wagner. Cecelia Ann nnd Becky Henderson. Billy and John Deal. Hides Olilcsl Bike Paul Goforth. son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Goforth. won the for having the oldest bicycle. In the field events at Walker Park, John Nelson was first place winner in the cycle gliding event for boys under'10. Richard Struh- har. son of Rev. and Mrs. Le.stcr D. Strubhar, was second and Pan Goforth \vas third. In the cycle gliding event tor girls under 13. Caroline Ervin wa. entry in the BJylhcviHc Bicycle, WASHINGTON" — Senator McCarthy (K-Wis) lod.iy chalk-iiRcd Senate Investiyators to make public HIE f-ccrct testimony they bave received from Emmanuel S. Larson on the ,\mcrasia c^sr. WASHINGTON—A move gained headway in the Senate to<1a\ to tap European recovery funds for part of the $1,000.000,000 cost of re-arming Western Europe. N. O. Cotton Open Hi»h Low Clase July 3312 3328 3312 3320 Ocl 3258 3275 3253 3255 Dec .1248 3266 32-16 3247 Mar 3248 .12(38 3248 3248 May 3210 3261 3240 3243 Soybeans CHICAGO. June 16. VP>— Closing * Soybean Quotations: High Low Close July July 298'i 547's 295-94 Oct. Nov 2!2'i 208 210H Dec. ^ Jan 211 20B A i 21 Pi j Mar. . Mar 213 210',i 214 I May . Combined Suits Over Collision Nearing Verdict Trial of a consolidated case in- olving two suits arising from an auto collision inst year was nearing id in Circuit Court here today and the case was scheduled to go to a jury this afternoon. The arose tfom a collision here Sept. 7, 1919, between cars driven by Cecil Lowe and R. G. Cash, both of Blylhevillc. The American Insurance Co. filed a damage suit seeking $171.68 against Mr. Lowe and he filed a similar suit asking $300 against Mr. Cash and Sullivan-Nelson Chevrolet Co. Court is scheduled lo recess this afternoon until Monday morning. In other action today, three suits were dismissed. Two were suits on contracts filed by the Indiana Lum- jbermcn's Mutual Insurance Co. and (he Kiedlily Mutual Insurance Co against W. £. Tamkc. formerly of Blylhevllle. The other suit was brought by William E. Autcii against 1*0 \Vood- smnll and .sought damages resulting from a collision. DriVer Is Fined $20 For License Violation Darrcll Spencer was assessed i fines totaling $20 and costs in Municipal Court this morning on two charges of violation of. state r.ulo license regulations. Spencer entered pleas nf guilty to charges of the use of fictilous license and improper use of license He was fined $10 and costs on each charge. Coy Cook was fined $25 and costs on hL< plea ol guilty lo a chan;e of driving while under the influence of liquor. Billte Louise Wecdinan sec- nd. and Patricia Jane Gracy was hirci. Sherry Jean' Burns was winner n the cycle gliding event for girls .vcr 13. . Charles Golurtli, son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Walter Goforth. was first place winner in the plank riding event for boys II through 13. Second place went to Cleo Pope, Jr.. son of Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Pope. First place in the plank riding r boys over H went to Vernle Jenkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Jenkins. Judges for the best decorated bicycles were Mrs. Glenn O. Ladd, the Rev. Lester D. Strubhar, and the Rev. Harvey Kidd. Blythcville Bicycle Safety Day is an annual event sponsored by the Blylhcvillc 'Y'. the Merchants Division of the Chamber of Commerce, the Bicycle Institute of America. the Courier News and KT.CN. The parade began at the corner of Sixth and Main and moved west to Franklin Street and then north to Kentucky. On Ken tuck *• the parade proceeded to Walker E'ark. where the field events were held in front of the grandstand on the race track. Free soft drinks were furnished the contestants by Blytheville bottlers. -NEW YORK, June ]fl.'(;V> -^'A former U.S. Army non-commissioned officer at Allnirjiierqtie, N.M,, was arrested today by Ine FBI on a charge of jflvmsr atomic :*Rcrcfs lo Harry Gold, Phllnilcl- phlan accused nf passing atomic sec nils to the Russians. The FBI Identified the arrested man as David Grecnglass. 28, of New York City. Greenglnss' arrest came less than 24 hours after the seizure in Syracuse, N.Y., of another suspect In the Klaus Fuchs spy ring. FBI agents said that Grcenglass' explanation for his alleged action was tlmt Russia, as an ally during the war, was entitled to the information. -SYRACUSE, N. Y., June Ifi. (/T —FBI agents linked n second Aincr :can suspect today to the K Fuch.s spy ring which fed atom! crcLs to Soviet Russia. They declared that Alfred Dea Slack, a 44-year-old Syracuse chem ist. arrested here last night, ha admitted giving samples o[ a sccrc high explosive to Harry Gold. Phi adelphia biochemist now awnllln trial on espionage cbar^es. Gold Is 'accused of passing th samples and production sccrels lo "his Soviet principal. Semen M " Arkansas Politico Dies at Batesville Thornsberry Gray Won Fight to Elect Lieutenant Governor Weather Arkansfci forrc-ist: Generally fair this afternoon and tonight. Saturday partly cloudy with scattered New York Cotton Open High Ix>w Close New York Stocks Closing Quotations: A T & r isa 1-8 Amer Tobacco 673-8 Anaconda Copper ., 3! 5-8 Beth Steel 37 5-8 Chrysler 17 1-2 Coca Cola 151 1-4 Gen Elcatric 48 1-2 Gen Motors '..... J»i 3-f Montgomery Ward 57 1-2 N Y Central 13 3- Int Harvester 3-81-4 J C Penney 57 Republic Steel 37 1- Radio ... 20 3-4 Socony Vacuum 197-8 3343 3269 325!) SMC 3231 3356 3285 3271 3277 3272 3337 .1260 3255 3253 3233 3331 3260 3255 3354 3251 33 111 l- 46 33 735 7- Southern Pacific _... 61 3- Studebakcr Standard of N J Spars Packard U S CLOUHY ,hunclershowers tn north portion Not so warm north portion Saturday, Missouri forecast: Generally fair warm, humid South portion tonight tow tonight 70-75 south; high Sat urcl»y near 90 .south. Minimum this morning—70. Maximum yesterday—101. Sunset today—7:15. Sunrise tomnrrow—4:46. Precipitation 24 hours U> 1 a.m today—none. Total since Jan. 1—3V.61. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—85.5. Normal mean temperature for June—78. This Date Last Year Minimum this morning—59. Maximum yesterday—85. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date —30.81. i BATESV1LLE, Ark., June 16. 01 —The man who won litigation proving that Arkansans had voted themselves the right to elect a lieutenant governor—and then lost ! contest for that ofticc—died here last night. He wns Thormbcrry A. Gray, 19 lawyer, former Independence Count: judge former slate representativ ami unsuccessful candidate for both governor and lieutenant governor. Gray tn 1926 won a Suprcrm Court decision holding that Arkan as voters several years earlier ha< cgally adopted a constitutlona mendmeiU for popular election nf i lieutenant governor. Previously he proposed amendment had been leclared rejected. That same year Gray sought to >ecome the state's first elected lieu- enant governor. But Harvey Parnell won—and then became governor when Guv. John E. Martineau resigned for a federal judgeship and afterward won a term on his own. Tried for Governor Gray tried for governor In 1930. Again he was unsuccessful. He was county judge in 1921-22 and representative in 1925 and again in 1929. Until hfi became ill three months apo, hn continued In active law practice. Semenov."—an employe of the sfan Amrlorg Trading CorporiiUo who left the U. S. In 1944. Fuel is I M f fj r m a Up n Gold's arrest stemmed from tn- ormaUon which the FBI obtained rom Dr. Fuchs, topflight British dentist .serving n 14-year prison crm in England for hctryaing Brl- ish and American atomic secrets o Russia. Slack—a $75-a-weck paint linn chemist—worked during the war •cans of 1043-44 at Kingsport, Torn., where the secret explosive RDX was manufactured, and laler on the Manhattan atomic project at Oak Ridge, Term. He is now being held In $100,000 ball In a jail at nearby Utlca pending transfer to Knoxville, Tenn. Slack roundly declared he was innocent when Interviewed by rciwrl- crs. Asked whether he knew Harry Gold, he replied: "I non'l Recall" "I don't recall ever knowing anybody by that name." No plea was permitted at his arraignment before U.S. Commissioner A. Van \V. Hancock. Ho will enter his plea at Knoxville. where the case will be presented to a federal grand jury. Conviction on a charge o( espionage in wartlme carrles a possible penalty of death. A salesman for the Sundnrc Paint Corp., where Slack has been ant superintendent for several months, pictured Slack as a "quiet. conscientious worker" and said hi. c ideas seemed decidedly democratic." The salesman declined use o: his name. Slack safd he never had been i Communist. The PHI salt! Slack had siv^i Gold information and sample, white employed nt the Holston Ord nance Works in Klngsnort. The FBI also identified last nigh the "John Doc. alias John" name? In the Gold Indictment. The agency said "John" was Anatoli Antono vlch Yakovtcv. who was vice con sul In the Russian consulate In New York city until he left th hevillc junior Service. Auxiliary. To launch this program, a cotn- nlttce composed of members of the Council was named to work with an advisory committee comprised of .six organi/ations directly concerned with such an epidemic. The Council committee Include; Mrs. Oscar b'endlcr, chnlrman; L/>uis G. Nnsh, vice chairman; Mrs. James iloy, secretary; Dr. Weldon T. Rainwater, James Terry, the Rev. E. C Brown and Jodie b. Nnbcns. This committee will work with, the following members of the Advi sory Committee: A. S. Harrison chairman»of the Mississippi Court ly Chapter ol the National FountEa Uou for Infantile Pnrnlysis; Mr." Floyd Hnrnlson, executive secretary of the Chlcknsnwbn District Chapter of the American Red Cross; Judge nolnnd Green, representing the county government; Miss RuLlt Rorlc, consultant for the Child Welfare Unit here; Mayor Doyle llen- rterson, representing the GiLy ol Blytlieville; Mrs. Amwbel Fill, county hen'HI i nurse; and Dr. P. E Utlcy, president ol the Misslsslpp ounty Medical Society. These committees arc schedule! lay plans for the program ruu port back to the Service Council he committee upjioinlmcnls were nnounccd by C. Murray Smart resident of the Council, who pre dccl at l:ist night'. 1 ; meeting. H was emphasized thai the plan cd |>ollo preparedness prog ran oulcl be conducted on a counly- Ide scale. Use of Air Bns« StiKeested Introduced at the meeting was a roposnl lo replace In service the ornier Army Air Base hospital thnt ins been Idle since the field was .eclared surplus four years aj<o. Louis Nash, Third Ward nhler- mnn, sufigcsted thai a polio ward set up at the former Army hospital. He said there !s money In the city's airport fund that can only be spent for air base purposes. The financial report.submitted at Tuesday night's City Coilholl meeting .showed '$36;iS3.G9 tn the' airport fund as of May 31. Mr. Nash suggested that a portion of these funds be used Lo set up a polio ward in the now-Idle hospital area and recommended investigation of Hits proposal. His sugge.*!- llon wns favorably received by the Service Council. The Junior Service Auxiliary's recommendations were presented by Mrs. James Roy. vice president of the organization. - These recnm- nicndations were incorporated in n report prepared by the Auxiliary and based oti an article on polio in Arkansas that appeared In the Expert Checking Insect Invasion Of Missco Cotton Infestation of 'Thripj' Begun by Extension Service Entomologist Dr. Charles Lincoln, extension cnlomolgist of the University of Arkansas' College of Agriculture, us in Mississippi County today checking reports of an insect invasion on the county's cotton acreage. County Agent Keith Bilbrcy said his morning that Dr. Lincoln was urveylng the county's cotton crop or possible damage caused by an ufcRtRtLoii of thrlps, insects Ihafc feed on the leaves of young cotton ilants, sometimes .stu tiling the growth of the plants to the extent of causing R late crop. Mr. Bilbrcy staled that invasions of the insects were reported over wide areas In North Mississippi County nnd Ihnl he understood South Mississippi County crops ar« also Infested. ' No Serious Damage Seen However, he said that serlou» damage is not expected to result from the infestation but warned that late cotton that has obviously been damaged and is Infested by numbers of insects now, should hnve immediate attention. He said that thrlp invasions are nothing new to farmers of the county, that small Infestations hav« been reported nearly every spring for n. number of years but added that this invasion is believed to b« the worst ever. Mr. Hilbrey reported that h« visited several cotton ftckl.s In North Mississippi County yesterday and found "• mrge nuin^irs of thrlps in many fields, heavy rl '" the May 27 issue of Collier's magazine. Lack of I 1 rep:\rednrss Cited EntUled "Is Your Town Heady?" the article cited n lack of preparedness for handling victims of a polio epidemic like the one that struck Arkansas last summer. The Auxiliary received telegraphed per mission from Collier's to use. numerous quotations Irom the article. .• This Is the Auxiliary's report: "The Blythevllle Junior Service Auxiliary feels strongly Lhnt with this evidence the Community Service Council should lake the lead Ui He attributed tn^dry ^ealh'er^ •'Vc'rop. ]'"'' General rains, he said, give good' thrlp control, "In' one field which had rnln recently we found no thrlps," he pointed out, "while In two nearby fields that had not been affected by the rains, we found the insects In good numbers." Driver Are* Hit Worst The worst of the invasion was reported to he in South Mississippi County in the Driver vicinity and Dr. Lincoln and County Agent D. VVMaloch of Osccola were surveying fields In that area today, . Mr. Bilbrcy described the thrlp as a liny, brown, elongated Insect that feed on the leaves of young plants, causing tbe leaves to cup downward nnd often killing terminal buds. Tbe leaves of the plant* on which thrlps feed show silver streaks, he said. Dry, hot weather, .such as thn county has been having the past several days. Is conductive to thrlps, the county agent said, Find a general, heavy rain Is needed to speed up control. He recommended the USE of tox- aphcne or bcnzcne-hexa chlorlda dust or toxaphene spray for con- United States Dec, 27, tudylng this problem, and we rec- 'mmcnn*: "I, That the Community Service Jouncll ask the cooperation of the ity n(lnnnl-:tratton, the Mississippi County Medical Soctely, the Msssts- EppI County Chapter of the N;\tonal Foundation for Infantile Mysls, the County Health Detriment and all other Interested gencies and associations In Inve*- UgatmR mctliofts of caring for polio victims. "2. That a committee from the Community Service Council be appointed with representfitivcs from [he Medical Society and other interested tvgencies to carry out this Investigation. "3. That this committee cooper- ale with the Arkansas State Polio Planning Commission to: Suggests Loral Care "a. Study the effectiveness of last year's method of dealing with the epidemic by centralizing ail cases in little Rock for treatment, "b. Study the advisability FUIQ* possibility of caring for our own patients in our local hospitals. "c. Study the advisability ami poslbllily of our palfcnts being cared for in Jonesboro and|or Para- Koukl until we can make our own plans. "V That Ihcy sponsor an intensive educational campaign to acquaint Ihe public with all medical knowledge available at Ihc present in rcKsrd to the prevention and See i'OLIO on Pace 12 trols but advised that airplane spraying or dusting Is not recommended on young cotton except in. cases of emergency. Xo Present Cause for Alarm But he warned that if the thrlp damage continues, he doubted il there Is enouyh dusting and spraying equipment tn North Mississippi County to get targe areas tested. "There is no for alarm at present," he said. "I c!o not expect .serious damage to the crop other Tan making the crop a little later liati expected." Nfr. Bllbery, along with E. M. Icgcnold of Armorel, who Is chairman of the Farm Bureavi and Ex- enslon Service Cotton Committee, 'aul Lloyd of Planters Flying Serice nnd E'. D. Foster, Blythcville eed broker and Insecticide dealer, vent to Webb, Miss., last weefc to tudy thrip damage to cotton and results of control measures used .here. The thrlp damage in Mississippi. Mr. Bilbrey said, is the worst in hat state's history. Mercury Zooms to 101 Here Blythevtlle jcslerriay was bolter lhan Helena-or any other town In the state tor that matter. Official weather reports from over Arkansas reveal that Blythe- vlllc's 101 degree reading yesttr- day was tops. It was the hottest day any town In the slate has had thus tar In 1950. And the U. S. Weather Bureau In Little Rock reports that thlngi «lll illiJ ttt hot In Ark- ansas. Wilson was second yesterday with n 07-degrec high. Stuttgart and Brinkley ran relatively cool seconds to Blytheville Tor sweltering honors. Both towns reported lop read- Ings of 95 yesterday. Port Smith residents saw their thermometers climb to 94 and temperature.'! generally ranged In low 90's a- crosa th« Until Saturday, the weather bureau reports, Arkansas can look forward to more of the same. Scattered thundershowers at the end of the week are to bring some relief, the bureau forecast says. The 101-degree high of yesterday outstripped last year's maximum tempcraturc--99 degrees— which Blylhevllle last felt on Aug. 10. Late Bulletin— WASHINGTON", June IS. President Truman today appointed Ambassador W. Avcrcll Har- rtman to a new job as special assistant lo the President. His da- lles will he lo help Die President carry oul Ihc nallon's broad In- lernatlonal responsibilities. FASADKN'A, Calif., ,!unc 16. W —The FBI announced today Ihe arrest of Dr. Sidney Welntaum, 52, California Institute of Technology scientist formerly with Its jet-propulsion laboratory. Rlcliard B. Hood, head of the I.os Angeles FBI office, said Wcln- baum Is charged with perjury »nd fraud against the government. SAN' FRANCISCO, June 16. </P> —Federal court today granted th« rovernrncnfs motion lo revoke the citizenship of Harry Bridges, CIO longshore leader.

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