PAGB TWO BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Colleagues Urge Thomas fa Resign Congressman Facing Sentence'for Padding His Office Payrolls By Douglas B. Cornell WASHINGTON, D«c. 1—</T)— Fellow house members sftid today nep. J. Parnell Thomas (R-NJ) ought to resign new that he Is going to be sentenced on charges of cheating the government on his payroll. And people on Capitol Hill who fcnow Thomas well expect him to do Just that. Thomas faces up to 32 years in jail and a 140,000 (ine. This is the result of his backing down completely and suddenly in his tight, against charges he operated a salary kickback scheme with three women he put on tne congressional pay list. He changed his ploa yesterday from "not guilty" to what the lawyers call "no!o coutenderc." That meant he wouldn't contest the government's charges. Federal Judge Alexander Iloltzoff ordered him to come back a week from tomorrow for the .sentencing. That wound up » swift, two and a half day trial. . In it, the government contended thousands of dollars were paid out for U'orfc that never was done This money, it claimed, turned up In Thomas' bank account. Furthermore, the government produced testimony that Thomas kept relatives on the payroll who did no work—one of thfim a 71-year-old bedridden woman. House Could Oust Him Thomas doesn't have to resign, even if he goes to Jail. If he doesn't, the House could expel him. Thomas still has a year to go on his seventh term. The few House members now In town agree that Thomas ought to hnnri In his resignation. Thomas himself was saying nothing, except that he was going home (o Allendale, N. J., and conn- back next week. The attorney general of New Jersey ruled yesterday that If a vacancy occurs in the post now held by Thomas, it is the duty of Gov. Alfred E. Drls- coll to call a special election to Obituaries Clear Lake Man Dies Following Brief Illness Last rites for Elliott Franklin Lorclady, 34, fanner in the Clear ,ake Community, were conducted at .he Cobb Chapel today by Die Rev. U O. Scott, a Baptist Minister from Kcnnctl, Mo. Mr. Lovelady died yesterday at the Walls Hospital, where he had jc-en a patient for only a lew hours. He was horn In Blythevillc and nad lived in this vicinity all his life. Survivors Include hfs wife, Mrs. Les.sic Lovciady; a daughter. Ger- aldSnc; and a son, Jimmy; his mother, Mrs. Llzxlc Lovelady: lour brothers, Albeit, Herman, Wilburn and Oliver Lovelady, and a sister, Mrs. Lilly Hcnxon, all ol niythevillo. Burial was In tho logwood nidRc Cemetery. Pallbearers included: C. J. Speck, Mitch el! Jonc-s, ilal Beaciiam. Ray Hnynu, Hoy Neal, and Russell Mann. • • * Sister of. Blythcville Man Dies in Little Rock LITTLE HOOK, Dec. 1-1/1*,— Mrs. V. E. Scott active In music circles, died here last night. Sh<! was H nntive ol Joneslwro, where she taught school after Ijcmir educated at ouachita College and George Pealjociy Collide. After moving to Little Rock she served as treasurer of the Arkansas Fcrlci-Kilon of Music Clubs, played a violin In the Little Hock Musical Coterie Orchestra, which she helped organize, niid was active Ir. PTA and church work. Her husband, daughter, sister, Mrs. Hnl Holt Peel of Memphis, snd two brothers Including Byron Morse of Blythcville. survive. The funeral is to be held tomorrow afternoon. fill it. Thorns' lawyer suid the decision (o place ihe congressman at the mercy of the court was made out of consideration for Thomas' health and his family. Thomas has been 111 with a stomnch aliment that resulted in two long posljioncincnls of his trial. Missco Live-at-Home Awards For Negroes to Be Presented Presentation of county Llve-at- llome awards totaling $300 will be made to two IMyUievllIe Negro tenant families during the Negro 4-H Achievement Day program to be leld at Osccola Saturday. They will be presented by J. V. Dates. BlythcvJUe district manager of Arkansas-Missouri Power Co,, which provides the awards. County winners who also won honors in the -state Live-at-Home eoi.trst are M. C. and Mamie Williams of CiilumH and Alston and Annie Mac Blackburn of Htlrdette. The Live-at-Home contest Is the Rro division of the Balanced Fanning competition. H Is sponsored locally for both white mid Nefjm families by the Courier News and Avk-Mo Power Co. The Williams' won first place in tin? Landowner Home Improvement Division while the RSfickburns placed first In the Tenant Division. Other county winners follcw: Landowner Horn/* Improvement Division—Amos Thomas and wife, dsonir, second place; Landowner Division—Olmlle Mllrry and wife, Chplford rommimity. first; J. Zoney Drown and wife, BircJsong. second; Tenant Home improvement Division — Frank Harvey and wife. Clear ke. first; ^aldViTll Grahnm and wife, clear Uike. second. Tenant Division—II. L. Roboa and wife. Calumet, second. Kitst place winners will receive $50 nnd second place winners S25. Presentation nf 4-lf awards will be made by L L. PIUlllps, Nci;ro state 4-11 agent. Tiic program is scheduled to begin at 10 ant. Speakers will include Mary M Hanks. Negro home demonstration ngenl for South Mississippi County; Mary A. Wliitfielil. assht.mil agent; and George s. Stewart, Negro county agent; Ida A. Ncttcr- ville, Negro county Home Demonstration club council president. Guost speaker will be Alene Wiley. Jcones supervisor [or Mississippi County. A report on the regional Negro 4-H camp will be given by Roberts Tyson of the Colcman community. Other reports will be Riven by Jerry j Jackson, county champion boy. and Arvie L. Haley. Burdctte, who wiis nil entrant in the state dress contest. A banquet will follow adjournment of the Achievement Day meet- Ing. The program was arranged by George Slcwari. Polio Victim-in Heroic Rescue of Small Boy Caught in Sewer Opening RABURN, N. J.. Dec. 1— IJFi— Jack Iteyle Is a polio victim with a paralyzed arm. He Just got nut of the hospital. But that didn't stop him yesterday front rescuing a three-year- old boy who slipped into a sewer and nearly hung himself In the narrow opening. 'Die youn[;ster,.)o.soph Quacken- bu.sh, Jr., wa.s Iryhuj to retrieve a toy from the sewer. When he .slipped and was caught under the chin be quickly became unconscious. Some children ran to ,the 24- yewr-oJd Heyle's home nearby. Just released from Jersey City Medical Center (hat day, Rcylc'sent tlie children for police and then pulled the boy from the .sewer with his good arm. Gift from Dutch Arrives In Warren to Equip City's Y.M.C.A. Building WARREN, ArX., Dec. 1. I/!')—The Rift of the people of liorculo. Netherlands, to the people of Warren, Ark., will change hands officially here, Dec. 8. Warren Mayor Jim Hurley has announced plan.-, for special ceremonies in which he will receive a shipment of tables and chairs from E. N. Van aiettcn.1, the Netherlands' ambassador to the United States, The furniture, which arrived here yesterday and which will be used in Warren's now YMCA building, Is Hcrculo residents' token of. appreciation for aid they received from America following a tornado In the 1920's. Warren was hit by a tornado early tills year. France Takes Sugar, Rice Off Ration Lists PARIH, Dec. 1. (API — Prance necncd tlie end of food rationing today. The French cabinet Kt.st nteht voted to take -sugar »nd rice off the control list today, leaving only qof- fce distribution controlled by the Kovei ruunnt. The. government said the normal coffee ration uould bu doubled this month. The cabinet also voted to abolish the iVjifional Food Control Bo;ird on Dec. 31. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1941 Ambassador to China Has Brain Hemorrhage WASHINGTON, Ui'c. 1—<;P|— Ambassador John ! eisjhton Stuart. 73. one of the shapers of recent, U. S. policy toward china, suffered a cerebral hemorrhage last night while en route here by train from Cincinnati. At Naval Hospital, where he was taken on his arrival In Washington this morning, medical authorities said his conditioit Is serious. State Department associates said that as a result of the stroke, Stuart Is unable to talk and is par- alyml on one side. Sawmill Fire Damage Estimated at $100,000 HOPK. Ark.. Dec. 1. M',—Damage estimated nt $100,000 was caused by "•> early morning flrn at the Oray- ilon Anthony Sawmill here today. The sawmill and 15.000 foot of lumber ivere destroyed. The iXner mill and dry kilns were saved. Lion Hunt Underway In Southern Arkansas W/iRKFN. Ark, Dec. 1. Ml—A lion hunt Is underway In Bradley County. George Howard reported thai he .tapped a mountain lion in a wooded section of his 200-acrc farm nca. hr- Cleveland County line Sunday. Another trap which he set Is mlss- Hovard said lie first noticed unfamiliar tracks — In four different ilzcs — while clearing land last spring, but did not attempt to trap the iinlninls until last Saturday. Hunters are seeking the other three Mons he believes are in the area. look what goes on when you give ... VanHeusen If anything can clinch things for you this Christinas, it's our oomp]et« «election of Van Heusen gifts. 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All children from the fourth through senior years at school are eligible to participate. Judging will be ba>:ed on clennll- ..e.?s. originality, and the ability o( the poster to sell the Christmas Seal Idea. Mrs. Monroe Grain, Mrs. Ft. C. Farr and Mrs. W. L. Moxley arc in he Ilic ju<Ives. AH dimes must be submitted to the Tubcrculusis association office by December 10. Negro Deaths Graveside services for Elizabeth McCormlek. M, who died at her home in Chicago on Thanksgiving Day. were conducted today at the Lane Cemetery by Rev. Dan Harncr. She formerly resided In Blythcville. She is survived by her father. Charles Evans, am! three nunLs and uncles nf Blythcville. The Home Puneral Home was In charge of arrangements. Arkansas, Tennessee Governors Start Plans For Bridge Dedication MEMPHIS, Dec. l—<;Ty_The new Memphis nnd Arkansas Bridge across ihe Mississippi River here will be formally dedicated some time after Dec. 15, That wj.s the agreement reached yesterday between Governors Sidney MeMsth of Arkansas and Gordon Browning of Tennessee by telephone. They named representatives to arrange the celebration. The Memphis and Arkansas Bridge Celebration Corporation, original planner of the festivities, surrendered it.s charter yesterday. Its plans were opposed by E. H. ! Crump, chairman of the bridge I commission. Negotiators .Try Again In Phone Contract Talks ST. LOUIS, Dec. 1. W)—Negotla- lors (rled again today to get to- 3ether on a new contract for 50.000 employes of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company In six states. 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