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VOL. XLV—NO. 212 BLYTHEyiLLE^^URIER NEWS Blylhevufe Courta™" MuSrt vS^f Lr^, PI VTrrr^rr , „ .„ ~ _MMSOORI^ Six Are Reported Dead in Crash of French Airliner LYON, France, Nov. 29— {IF)— Six or more persons were reported killed today In the flaming crash of an Air France plane about 15 miles northwest of Lyon. Air France said in Paris 37 persons were aboard the plane. The crash occurred near Saint- Just-Chalcyssin, a town of about 500 population, at 4:45 pjn. (9:45 Beer and Liquor Dealers Organize Mississippi County Unit Puts Emphasis On Law Observance In a move house clean, to their own Negro Tells Jury Of Kidnaping by 2 Missouri Men Peonage Case Heard In U. S. District Court in Jonesboro fsiONESBORO. Ark,, Nov. 23—W —Prank and Chester Brown, planters of Hermondale, Mo., were expected to take the witness stand in federal court here this afternoon or tomorrow lo deny charges Ihey kidnaped a former tenant fann- er, Robert Talley, In Mississippi County last August and took him to Missouri to work out a debt. The two planters are under federal indictment on charges of kid- naping, and conspiracy to kidnap Talley, a Negro sharecropper, who Was the principal prosecuting witness In the case- The trial opened yeslerday before Judge Thomas C. Trimble and the case was expected to reach the jury lale today or tomorrow. Victim Takes Witness Stand Talley went on the witness stand yeslerday to testify that the Browns forced their way into his home about midnight last Aug. 27, cursed him. made him pack his clothes and accompany them In their car back to their farm. He said they demanded that he work out a $20 loan he. obtained to buy groceries when he worked for them earlier in the summer. Talley told the court employes of the Browns came into his house that night, picked up his furniture and loaded It on a (ruck and drove away. The Negro said the two brothers stopped their auto near thc Arkan^as-Missouri line, forced him out of j§52 car and then beat him into '?3fi consciousness. He said that the next day he was forced to work In one of their cotton patches but managed to escape that night, return to Blytheville »nd report the Incident to officers. The Browns were indicted by a federal grand jury meeting in Little Rock last September. Prosecutor Outlines Case nie^or^'p^trtth^ry 2™^" °< «» ™ B — yesterday afternoon, W. H. GrUorv ?,°" n l at T' ™ e _ B . r f wera ^""da- yesterday afternoon, W. H. Gregory of Little Rock., assistant United . States District Attorney for Eastern Arkansas, said that the government will offer testimony to show that the Negro was kidnapped, beaten and taken across a state line RX3 ff»T.*^ I o work in ^nnLhr>i-.R>»t- The defendants are being; ; color lien ted'by L. E. Gwinn of Merriiih James »nd George K. Reeves < Curuthersville. Mo., and Marcus E\ rarri of Blytheville. It was ind eated by defense counsel that wi nesses will be offered to show th Talley WES injured during n fig- while In Blytheville, and not by It defendants in the peonage case. Jurors selec'-- 1 to hear the ca. Include: Hni >,ees, Jonesbor Millard Clark ..uiit Ridge; How ard Vance, -,_ugwick; Tull Joh •jam. Joiner; D. s. Laney, Osceol Wlllam Cannon and Frank Wocx both of Paragould; Austin phens. Trumann; w. P. Penny hacker. Crawfordsvllle; Troy Boot Cara-vay, and Fred Shaver, Nettle ton. Guy I-emmons. Pocahonta «'as named as the lone alterna Juror. —..., the beer and liquor dealers In Mississippi County have formed a non-profit organization. Formed early this fall, the or- ganisation now claims 05 per cent of the Mississippi County beer and whiskey outlets in Its membership. Called the Mississippi County Beer and Liquor Association, Inc this group opens Its membership to any beer or liquor dealer in the county, both retail and wholesale Fred S. Saliba of Blytheville. president of the association, said the purpose of the organization is to further I he operation by Its members of a "clean business " This Includes, he said, operating within the law on such points as not selling liquor or beer to minors "We want to stay In business as long as we can," Mr. Saliba explained, "and this Is the only way we can do it." Other officers of the association Include Harry Bogan of Blytheville vice president, and Joe Applebaum of Osceota, secretary-treasurer. Directors Meet Monthly The association has a 24-man board of directors which r-eets monthly. Annual meetings are planned for all the members of the association who wish (o attend, Mr. Saliba said. The idea for setting up such an organization came from the Arkansas Chapter of the U.S. Brewers tion is a nation-wide organization dedicated to promoting the Industry through a full-time public re- whieh stresses Civic Music Grou For Blytheville Elects Officers R. A. Porter was elected presiden of the BlythoviUe Civic Music Asso elation at a meeting of the boar of directors Sunday. He will succee Mrs. J. Wilson Henry, who head« tile organization during Its firs ^fce new officers were selecte unanimously after the nominatin committee made its report to th members of the board. Mrs E R Lancashire was chairman of th committee, other committcemen Include Dalton Poivlston, Mrs. Alvin Huffman, Jr.. and Murray Smart. Larry Kneas was named secre tary. Riley B. Jones. Ireasurer, an< Mrs. James Crafton, first vice president. Waldo Man Is Killed When Struck by Auto MAGNOLIA. Ark, Nov. 29-fyp,- A Waldo, Ark., man died in E Magnolia hospital late yesterday ol injuries received when he «•»• struck by a car near his home. Columbia County sheriff otU Siuarl said the man. Darrcll Best If, walked in from of a car as he attempted to cross the highway to.his home in Waldo. : T "~ Three Men Arc Held In Theft Investigation PRESCOTT. Ark., Nov. 20 Wl- Thrce men, two of whom said they were material witnesses In a murder trial scheduled In Boise. Idaho next month, are In custody here Sheriff Otis Langslon said he was questioning the trio about a series of petty thefU and forgeries, ex- lending from Boise to California to Arkansas. "f ,um) tlricd the Prisoners as . . •" l ."' am Slane, Glen Kunler and Wesley Petty, all of Boise Petty and Kunter were quoted as say- ng they were material witnesses in the trial of a man. Identified only as Morris, charged with murder. lations campaign moderation. The foundation also maintains a staff ot agents who 'make periodic those'who dispense'beer aiid whis' Key for consumption on the prem ises. The foundation's checks, how ever, are made ,. Cominform Calls On World's Reds To Help Oust Tito Communist Bureau Has Secret Meeting To Plan Overthrow MOSCOW, Nov. 29. (AP) — The Cominform called upon all Com- munls s in the wold today to help Yugoslav peasants and workers rerthrow Premier Marshal Tilo's The Cominform (Communist international Information Bureau) has held its first meeting, thc official press and radio said, since It expelled the Tito regime from its membership In June, 1948. The meeting was secret and was held Ihe kilter part of this month In Ilun- A resolution passed by thc Com- Infonn said the "fight against Tito's clique—the hired spies and murderers—is the International duty of all Communist and workers parties" (Communist lenders in the past have urged the overthrow of Tilo's regime. Thc new blast touched off speculation by Western diplomatic observers on whether the Comin- form had secretly drafted concrete Hans for action to oust the Yugoslav ruler. (Foreign diplomatic quarters In New York last week said they had heard reports an anil-Tito coup was planned for sometime between Christmas and Easter. According to .lie necessarily unconfirmed reports the coup would start with a staged revolt In Belgrade with plot leaders calling in Immediate help from Hungary and Romania.) Cites Ri-iis "Duly" The duty of all Communists thc 0-omlnform resolution said, "is to Rive their utmost help to the Yugoslav workers class and working Jeasantr.v in their fight for the return of Yugoslavia into the camp of democracy and socialism " The resolution added that the Yugoslav Communist Party under Titos leadership "has lost the rl«ht o be called a Communist Party" Yugoslavia was expelled from the fvTH £•'" Ju " c ' !948 ' °n charges that the Tito government was anti- Soviet and refusing to follow tradi- flmi'il <?«•„(;.. ¥ i. , , . . "**"* , , independently o he Mississippi County organiza lon. whose members operate unde . an "honor system." 2 Cotton Belt Locomotives Collide in Fog STUTTGART. Ark., Nov. 23. Two of the Cotton Belt's largcs locomotives collided in a dense log near here early today. The steam locomotive and six cars of a southbound freight were derailed when struck by a north bound Diesel-powered freight. Railroad officials in Pine Bluf jported that. O. W. Glover, whc address was not given, suffered a sprained ankle. His was the onl Injury. The accident occurred at Anrlch siding, eight miles north or here G. L. Summerall. phie Bluff, fireman on the southbound train, said he went into the side track to por- mit a northbound passenger train to pass. The freight was too long or the siding and it was necessary for the passenger train to pull alongside and stop while the freight pull ed around it. Summerall said the passenger train had been cleared and his train backed into the siding to repeat the operation with the northbound freight lowever. before the switch could lie -losed the Diesel unit roared into he siding, crashing into the steam ocomotive, Ihe fireman said. Wrecking crews from Pine Bluff were sent to the scene and Cotton Belt officials said the line was chedulcd lo be cleared before noon. N. O. Cotton Dec. ar. lay . uly 'Ct. Open High Low 1:30 . 2982 298~4 2982 2984 . 2956 2988 2984 2988 . 2984 2981 2S80 2980 . 2950 2950 29*5 2915 . 2811 2812 2800 2800 New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: T fc T mer Tobacco .... naconda Copper eth steel hrysler en Electric en Motors ontgomery Ward Y Central it Harvester ational Distillers epubllc Steel .. adio OCOD3' Vacuum .'. •udebaker andard of N J .. ;xas Corp C Penney S Steel ears ulhern Pacific '.'. 147 73 3 28 1-8 29 3-8 60 3-4 39 1-2 65 8-8 53 1-8 10 27 1-2 22 1-S 24 12 3-8 16 1-4 25 3-8 66 1-2 61 3-4; 53 24 3-8 47. 1-4 lional stalin-Le'ninlst" prindples* ui Communism. The resolution was made public on Ihe anniversary of the founding of the Tito government in 1943 ^ di :'; ou1nce <l Tito's "spy clique" and said they are ."enemies of tin workers class and peasants, cnemie '?--Ll? c aa,;.;i^s of Yugoslavia." 'This espionage group does express the will of the nations Yugoslavia (Serbia, Slovenia, Croa tia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montcne gro and Macedonia)." the resolutio declared, "but.thc will of Ihe Anglo American Imperialists, In conse quence of which It betrayed the in terests of the country and Ilquidat ed the political Independence nn economic sovereignty of Yugosla AH Present The communique published I Pravda, voice of the Russian Com mumst Party (Bolshevik), sal, representatives from the Commu 1'JrM ^ ar » CS ° f eieM <™">"i<* at tended the meeting to cxchang r.Ii »° n a number of Importan subjects. The countries rcpresentc were Russia. Poland. Hungary. Ho mania, Czechoslovakia, Bulgarl France and Italy. With Yugoslavia, these were th original parties making up th Cominform when It was organize at a secret meeting in Poland in September 1947. -om'm y Ite5 ' n0te . of the meeting, th v!- il « An<irev ' ch Su slov (propagnndi :nief of the Soviet Communist Par Y'- He save a report on "the de lense of peace and Ihe struggli against the warmonger':" Another resolution charged th, Western powers with preparing fo: a new world war. "The whole policy," It said, "o le Anglo-American Imperialist bloc r\es In thc preparation of a new FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ! - <-v^ry~v- ~yp) ^ | m> T. RESCUhD BY HELICOPTER-A Navy helicopter lowers Stanley iHincKson to the beach after rescuing him Irom n,,'^,,,, m r|oode( j Mm River near Port Angeles, Wash., where he and a companion were marooned ali nlght while hunting. Coast guardsmen on the beach aided in the rescue work. (AP Wircphoto). C.ofC. Committee To Submit Report- On Nominations The directors of the Blytheville i 2 m . r of Commerce were s^-ed-„.'?, n ° m 'nate new directors at meeting this afternoon. mm-H \ °L nomfn ces will be submitted U> the directors for approval and tnen will bo submitted to the members of the chamber of Commerce for election TVi-iv* u-m h« 'lected. ' i>M - ue "" ^ Alvin Huffman, jr., is head of he nominating committee, which scheduled to report, other mem- ers arc: R. A . Porlcri Oscar Kcnrt _ er. RHcy B. Jones, and o. G lubbard. Ballots for the election will be placed In thc mall tomorrow and re scheduled to be returned within the next few days for tabulation of the results. McMath May Campaign For Judge's Reelection LITTLE ROCK, Nov 29—(/TV- Governor Sid McMath said today he probably will personally campaign next year for re-election of his friend, Circuit Judge Clyde Brown of Hot Springs, Ark. McMath told newsmen today "j ^ ™ d *: ord >•«'"?"? th"l a Hot kin 85 wanled he PI * ' wa " ntl1 Clydo is off the bench because he trlcd Schoolmasters Elect Officers Jonesboro is Host To Educators from Northeast Arkansas Ralph Haizllp, superintendent of schools In Paragould, was elected presment of Ihe Northeast Arkansas Schoolmasters, at. n meeting In Jom.sbc.ro last night. He l s U) succeed W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of Blytheville schools Approximately a dozen educator* rom Mississippi County attended the dinner meeting at the Junior High School in Jonesboro, where Hoy Nelson, of Hushes, former president of the Arkansas Education Association, spoke to trie group on the value of schoolmasters' oreanl- zations. , Other speakers' Included Lewis Hawley of Forrest City. Following the speaking program musical specialties were presented by the Jonesboro band, glee club a;id chorus. A square dance number also wns presented. Those attending from Mississippi County other than Mr. Nicholson, who presided, were: W.' D Tommey. principal of Blytheville High School: Earl Nail, principal of the Blytheville Junior High School; John Mayes. county school super;Isor; Fred Boyd. principal at Dell; J. Merryman and Paul -Hen- C. ririckson. superlntcndant and principal at Lcachvllle; A. A. Norton superintendent, C. B. Morris, principal, W. N. McKinnon, and Joe A. Hutto. all of Etowah; and Frazier Watson, superintendent at Dyess. Soybeans July Open High Low Close 22D 1 .! 229!i 228 22S14 231U 23 Hi 23 Oy 231 228S 22SVi 228'/i 229 225»I 226 224-X 225% Caruthersville Merchants Meet C. of C. Membership Drive is Launched At Banquet Session Approximately 130 persons attended the klckoff banquet for the IS5O membership drive of the Caruthersville Chamber of Commerce iast night at the Majestic Hotel In that city. Chamber Secretary J. R Patterson icnorlcd lhat.ncarly that.num- ber either pledged or bouglil rnem- bcrsh-'w;,, the orearuzntion at the banquet in a response which he termed excellent. .: Jonrs Grecr, IDyersburg attorney was principal speaker for the cvcnt. He spoke on work of the Tcnnessec- Missouri Bridge Commission, of which he is a member, and stressed thc need for co-operation on the part of all citizens with that grmip. Bridge Plans Discussed T Members of the commission were special guests at the meeting. They included N. W. Helm. Judge M R Rowland and S. P. Reynolds all of Carutliersvlllc; Dr. E. C. Spence, of Kennett; and Miller Everett, of Oblon, Ten n. Appearing on the program were Jim Ahern. manager ol Hobac Lumber Company; Ted Zaclsch. manager of Chris-Craft Corporation; and [I. Hutton, superintendent of Brown Shoe Company. Each spoke on what the Chamber of Commerce means to their respective companies. Other guests Included Joe Parker, secretary of Dyersburg's Chamber of Commerce; and Hill Bcrrey, assistant superintendent of Southeast Missouri Telephone Company. Gordon Wright, president of Caruthersville's Chamber of Com nerce, presided over the meeting. Memphis Bridge Opening Turns Into a Wrangle Cancellation of Plans For Celebration Irks Tennessee Governor MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 20. (/!')— What was lo have been a big ccle- bralion to open the $15,000.000 Mississippi itivcr bridge hero has turned Into a two-state political to-do With completion of the- bridge Just around the corner, elaborate plans had been made to open the new span. But yesterday the group plnnnhiB thc event called it olf Opposition by E. H. Crump Shelby County political H K ure, nppiir- enlly was thc major factor u . Sh °' tly , ,»««• .'lie cancellation ««i decided upon, the governors of Arkansas and Tennessee stepped In voicing a desire to go ula-ad wll ' a celebration. Oov. Gordon Browning of Ten nessec announced that he won confer wllh Arkansas' Gov. Sid M Math on the possibility of goii hrouyli ,yiti! the plans to dodlca »£ mile-long bl , dBe up(m 1(s co ,, celebrate.''"" 1 " ™" 1 ^^ Caffey Robertson, president of 11 celebration corporation, said thc if of city facilities was not assure throwing .mother hilch Inlo plan Browning said, "as Important n em as thc opening of that, brid, lould require that some plans niado. Thc slalcs of Tennessee nn Arkansas have enough In U to lak part In such „„ cvcnt . j don . t ™ r who has charge of It." The celebration was tentative! Panned for Jan. 27-28 i"t recc C brid^'wcS r dB ll "'"'™' Dec. 15. c complc ' c<) b Crump Volrrs Olijcclliiiu Crump formally voiced his o l Jeclhns lo Ihe celebration in ettcr to Robertson, 'i™ ')!i!'i A0rk ' insns B rWge ConimVs •Ion, told Robertson that "It Is ob •ni'iienl 1 " >e ^' ty nn<1 col ""y i He said thai after n V rnr. in Flames Fire in Engine Is Blamed By Crew Members; 17 of 45 Aboard Hospitalized fl : I " nli ""' ! " t " "" Seventeen persons wore hospitalized from the f r New York ^ the only survivors The ,,)„„„ struck as it approached for a 'landing. A crew member who staggered, dazed and bleeding, « o . nca rbv house, said one o the engines was afire ami he had stopped the other three Colored flames from burning chemicals lit up the scene eerily nftcr thc crash about Ilk teams." "t would, hat added, "this wa Itcr Chandler,' for D asked to play™ par bat boys on bascba to think" C " 0 " 10 " 1 ''^ 1 Cnlm " nlso , H ""nager of ||,e Ldb Wl son prises at Wilson, Ark. If Business Forecasts for 1950 Confuse You f You're Not Alone Tiy Iladcr Winscl NEW YORK. Nov. 29. (/.>,_« you don't know which way business going to go In i960, you're not the only one who Is confused crv .Th uT°" * hCre f ° r "' C tnumio " ! " K a * n S '"'<> the economic crsslal ball for a clue to the nation's probable business health In 1050 Plenty of predictions already have* been matte. In every case, the forecaster volc- >d his Judgment of what's ahead le might turn out to be wrong but his opinion Is honestly based on prevailing conditions. The 20th anniversary of the big lock market crash of 1929 put the >rakes on a lot of predictions this car Curent histories of the big bust ccalled forecasts made at that time lany a man with a big ntme said • was a little flurry, or suggested ml now was thc time to buy sound locks. The forecasters of 1929 hod lot in common—most of them ere wrong. Seem lo Contradict That doesn't mean today's fore- sstcrs for 1950 arc wrong. But some f them have to be In error because hey contradict each other on ma- or points. Or at least, they seem o. Many times a reader will remem- er only an outstanding phrase with- ut bothering to read the entire The average, man usually g rB sp s ne central theme-business Is gong to be good or bad next year A majority of 108 economists poll»o iM e ,h- W " Dodge Corp " a m °» th go said they expected "A downward rend in physical volume of pro- uction during the first part of 1950 "?, a , ni ,° nd "S te the in th ^ latter alf of I9o0.' The prediction was unanimous, it was » majority expression. Within a few days. Cioud Wampler,^president^ Carrier Corp., made to the belief that we will see*"a temporary upward spurt in thc first half of 1050. with some settling back In Ihe latter half." Wampler's company has had an extremely high the batting average In projecting economic curve since the war. To Hegrain f.osl tirounrl And the National Association of Purchasing Agents said: "At Ihe present time there is no Indication that general business will resume the upward swing recorded In August and September, n will probably recover I n thc next two months the ground lost In o-Hob-r and November." Most predictions hedge on unforeseen events such as strikes. They really throw forecasting out of gear The Federal Reserve Board a month ago yeslerday estimated October Industrial production would fall HJt per cent. By Nov. 9, it revised the estimate to a drop of 6 per cent But yeslerday the board In a final revised figure said • Industrial production had dropped only 4.6 per cent in October. That Index of Industrial production Is a basic thermometer measuring the nation's economic health Cont' - • • - - Communists Closing in On Chungking By Tl.« Associated I'rcs, nic Communist.'! closed in „ ^H;i''v^—s-^it S^J 10 .!","?*™^'^'* ?S£--'-^ "KHCiitlons were that tile city All -. 1o -incommun;rha^^ Stockyard Strike Seems De stmed to Co n ti nuc ^Nc W ^ to «^ ^ » lalcj t nlgl; Proposal wa^cd^wn^ officials. They 51 return to work tpH tr, ^ "i?i. , "W^C he S.*.*,,.,!.- ted to arbitration If no settlement was reached within 30 day" M ^suggestion of a labor />tu-»~ -•-o6^i.,, JJ i v» n laoor C( S ".',..' lc !«*oll.tor« decided meet three times dispute Is settled. to dally until the iued high production Is con-..--.^J good. A Persistent -* slump means depression. Grass Fires Continue To Plague City Firemen a - Blyl ' ho !"" c '« volunteer firemen answered three alarms to grass fires yesterday afternoon and one shortly after noon today. i,; 0 ? 1 ^ f , iTK wcrc rc P<wlc<l at 1500 Wc.sl Walnut. 1120 Chlckasawbn and at the intersection ol 20th and Ash S,rocU yesterday. At 1 p.m. today a grass fire was reported at the intersection of Broadway and Park Streets, A short circuit In the wiring of a pickup truck was thc cause of lit ^ 1U tl * lf ' v C "' < alarm this morning to Ihc Inter*:,;- rroci I lion ol Park and Broadway streets. —4680. Telephone Strike Vote Scheduled Balloting to Hinge On Favorable Turn In Contract Talks ST. strike Firemen were still pulling charred and rigid bodies from the twisted -+wreckage. Three of thc five crew members were among the survivors, American Airlines eald. There were 40 passengers board. In New York, American Airlines said .there were 41 passengers aboard. The 41st was believed to be a baby. The home office said 45 person, had been accounted for. The line said 27 bodies had been recovered one died In R hospital, four were In «. hospital, 10 had been released from hospitals after treatment and there were three other survivors. A blue-uniformed representative of the lines stood by the plane, weeping unashamedly as he kept count of the bodies brought out Flames licked thc one-story E al- vanlzed building, Into which he larger part of the plane crashed ror hours „:•„ It hit. Firemen scd grappling hooks to pull apart the mixture of plane nnd building H was about 6:45 a.m. (CST) nanux ? W , g PI "" C Struck tho m «S- naniut plant on the northwest edee of the nekl. The plant Inspects plan, engines by chemical means. Explosion* Follow K P'ane and plant nppar- , vbuist Inlo names. Small pv plosions followed. A seriously Injured crew member Woo? '2 a ne " rby home ' Wh»e "id? r ° m . hls mouth ' 1 h« LOUIS, Nov. 20 —(/D_ A vote will be taken among •orkcrs of Southwestern Bell Tele* hone Co. within the next few days unless there is „ , favorable turn in negotiations for W new contract This announcement wns made last night by praiik p. lx>ncrgan vice president of the CIO Com-' niunications Workers of America I ho union represents some 6000 telephone employes in six states I.i'iieigaii said little or no progress has been made in contract The talks that opened Oct. 25 contract expires Thursday Principal Issues. Lonergan said irn wage Increases, pension plan mprovcmciiU and changes In A'orklng conditions. Negotiations wore resumed here natcrdny after a 23-day recess re- luestcd by tho union to hold a contention In San Antonio. Tex A ilriko' vote was authorized at Uie :onvcnlion. No Wage Dcmainls Made Lonergan said Ihc company has lot been receptive to any union proposals although no specific demands had yet been miirto with -egard to wages. A spokesman for the utility confirmed that the discussions have been of a general nature thus far and said thc union's "no progress" charge appeared premature in view of the short period of actual negotiations. The union represents workers In Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas nnd parts of Illinois Lonergnn said the workers have Indicated they will not tolerate i drawn-nut bargaining bession 'such as happened last year." Negotiations In 1IH8 continued for more than nine months. In 1047, nembers of tho union struck for <!l lays when meet their Ihc "company terms. failed to Witness Links Harry Bridges With Communists SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 2!). (/P>— A one-time assoclale of Harry Bridges Ihrcw the government's "Sun- lay punch" at the CIO longshore eadcr yesterday. Heralded as Ihc person through whom the government hoped lo cs- abllsh Bridges' entrance Inlo the Communist Party, witness John H. Tllg John) Schomaker told a fede- al court Jury that Bridges had been n bus dues paying member of the party. Thc Australian-born Bridges, who wlce won out against efforts lo de- wrt him. Is charged with perjury n testifying at his 1945 naturallza- lon hearing Dial he had never been communist. With two union aides . II. Robertson and Henry Schmidt e also is accused of conspiring to cfraud the government. Scliomaker, a member ot the group hIch in 1033 put Bridges into power n the longshore union, testified he •as a section organizer for the Com- nunlst Party on the waterfront a Is territory. o "Number four engine afire «n KErjh Al , r ™ ih ° "•«" I' r t I V E WnS On flr<: * ntl I cut :,ll four engine,. Th( . ,„. Sine., were off wh( . n W(! hu . I dldnt get hU name exrent Lewis, *" Capt. Claude, (the the spokesman said. Weather Arkansas forecast: Pair this aft- rnoon, tonight and Wednesday. Not n warm this afternoon and In the outh portion tonight. Missouri forecast: Pair tonight nd Wednesday. Somewhat warmer Vcdnesday. lav tonight in 30V Igh Wednesday In 60's. Minimum this morning—.(fi. Maximum yesterday—19. Sunset today—4:50. Sunrise tomorrow—6:48, Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a m day—none. Total since Jan. 1—50.&1. Mean temperature (midway be- vcen high and low)—<S2.5. Normal mean for November—50 1 This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—30. Maximum yesterday—45. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date 'ken to a hospital. Mrs. K. C. Gullet said other sur- vors straggled Into her front yard. A couple came up with a baby. The man was carrying the baby. ™°a few Tilinutefan T Cry '"^ k these people away." AH of"the injured were laken to a ParklanS smuuon™"" 31 ' a City -— <«Sightseers Crowd Field For hours aflcr the crash am Jlanccs and fire trucks raced over le Held. SlghUcers crowded in irt Si th WaS lhC " carest llUnct Ing still had two motors °in It! The propellers were bent, but still n place. Th c wing was lying at the side of what is left of a rjL na .. n . l ! x J' la '. l< " Part »f another The rest or the plane was * scrambled mess of wreckage Thc plane left New York at 10-47 p.m (ESTi last night. American Airlines said. U left Washington- it! last stop—at 12:54 am. (EST) One propeller was feathered, American Airlines said, indicating something was wrong with one of the four engines. But the plane was approaching the field in a routine manner before the crash, the airlines said. s dawn broke, the big stack blackened, wet wreckage was bright from portable floodlights. In their black coals were Ing all over the wreckage. Hundreds of people got into tha area In spite of a police blockade. The screaming ambulant;., and fire trucks added to thc pandemonium Flying School Unrns Regular traffic seemed to be continuing at the field, however. Col. Harold Byrcl. chief of the Texas Civil Air Patrol right at the scene, said "This is terrible. Just See CRASH on Page 7 New York Cotton Dec. \fay Oct Open High Low 1:30 . 2083 2089 29SS 2983 . 2991 2992 2988 2988 . 2987 2987 2982 !983 . ZSrS 2S59 MM 29M . 3817 2819 SBC6 2S07

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