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Wednesday, January 22, 1941
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XXXVII—NO. 263. Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Courier vy Leader BLYTHEVJLLK, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1941 SINGLE COPIES, FIVE 'CENTS TOBRUK BELIEVE HANDS ffi FRIUDLYICT Removal of Restrictions May Bring U. S. Closer To Soviet Union WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. (UP) — Removal of the "moral embargo" on shipments of strategic war supplies to Russia headed the United States today toward closer friendship with ihe Soviet Union. Lifting of Uie year old embargo by the state department follows recent Japanese efforts to ameliorate Russo-Japanese differences in the Far East. The move was interpreted by some as a bid by this country _to draw the Soviet Union away from the Berlin-Tokyo-Rome Axis. One of those holding that view was Sen. Claude Pepper. D.. Fla. member of the senate foreign relations committee and often a spokesman fnr the administration "Russfa Needed Sympathy" "I've had a feeling- all along/ he said, ''that all Russia needed was sympathy and help from the United States and Great Britain and she would stiffen her resistance against Germany and Japan." Officials noted that the embargo withdrawal followed closely Jap anese Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka's declaration that wa with the United States was not improbable and that Japan should make a bid for closer friendship with - Russia. , The state department has never taken cognizance of reports that the United States, in parallel action with Britain, was attempting to brine Russia within the anti-Axis orbit. .,..:,..The moral embargo was invoked *'^!'" 1939- and.'expanded : ,dui> Defense Orders Hit By Strike MILWAUKEE, Jan. 22 (DP)—A trike by 7,000 production employes ocky halted work on $20,000,000 vorth of government defense orders at the West Allis plant of the Allis-Chalmers Man u f a c t u r i n g company. - , Harold Christoffel, local president of the United Automobile Wrokers Union <GIO), said the strike was called in demand for 'union security" and higher wages. He said the strike was authorized by a 5958 to 758 vote of. UAW members yesterday after lengthy negotiations during which the CIO union accused the company of permitting the AF of L trade union to undermine the CIO. William Watson, vice president and production head at the factory, declined to comment beyond a statement, mailed to member yesterday advising them the company felt that it had gone as fat as it could toward meeting union demands. T STRIKE IN •IIFT PLIT Union Negotiators Reach " Settlement On Major Is sues With Plant By United Press Tension resulting- from labor' Net Result: Capture Italy Admits Shock Troops Have Penetrated Defenses; Rumanian Crisis Continues Republican Leader Objects Because Of P o w e r G ranted President The net draped over this loaded Italian army truck was; intericleol to camouflage it from British attackers in the Libyan, desert—-but the device failed. British captured truck-and used material »gainst former owners. P. S. That Italian flag, came down. : . BUDAPEST, ,l'«n. 22 (UP) —Diplomatic reports from Bucharest alleged, without official- confirmation today WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UP)—I that .1000 .persons have been enate Republican Leader Charles fcjHed in the current outbreak . McNury said today he would op- | .„ Rumunia T|u; ost ,imate of dead is far in excess of reports received from ose the British aid bill In its resent form because "It grants ex- radordlriary and total jx>wer to I ail.V >erson"—President Roosevelt. any other quarters Oil the He charged that the bin. "is not Rumanian outbreak, he Democratic way of Hie." HLs The dlsord ers were saw to have » had been awaited with con- lnvolvcd rftcUons 0[ Lnc r dderable interest because oi ^» Guard, the Rumanian army and position as minority leader, al- Oerman yoltUers< hough the fight over this bill hns nit across party lines. 15 Are In Favor An unofficial poll Fighting still is going on at several places in the provinces, diplomatic reports said, and it was . h day that th Pr « the 25 membcis ol ,he House Foreign Affairs committee are in favor of the administration's arms lending bill. Nine understood that German soldiers had been sent to aid the Rumanian army in restoring order. The unconfirmed diplomatic re- u,»w«, 44 . r » 414a .u»»... & ».„..... t indicated that the toll may are opposed to it and one Ts xm- ,„.,„,.,,„,:. decided. be even higher before the disorders The division was almost entirely nre quelled'completely. The* were along party lines. Thirteen Demo- "V 01 ^ th ' iL conditions approached crate and two Republicans sup- ™*x<*W Hi some parts of the port the bill, although some also country and as a usually reliable u,m umvmrf rP-it.Hnt.iMiv nnuHul- Belgrade source put it, the Gcr- will support restricting amend men Us.' mans were virtually the only fac- K 'ing the same^in6ntj^ t in_.;an'; effort ,to -influence American : mamifactur- ersi and exoorters to ban sliip- nients of airplanes, aviation gasoline and strategic materials to nations which indiscriminately bombed civilian populations. At that time Russia was invading Finland, Germany had smashed Poland and was at war with Britain and France, and Japanese bombing planes ransred over China Indignation over Finland's plighi \vas~hteh and President Roosevelt had bitterly condemned aggressors. • Decision Last Niglit Decision to lift the embargo :i gainst the Soviet Union was made known last night m a brief letter from Undersecretary of State Surn- ner Wel'es to Soviet, Ambassador Constantine Oumansky. It also was sent to American manufacturers rmd exporters on whom the responsibility for maintenance of the moral embargo was imposed. "Following our recent conversations," Welles wrote Oumansky. '•I am happy to inform you that the government of the United States has decided that the policies set forth in the statement issued to the press by the president on Dec. 2. 1939. and generally demands for a larger share of de fense spending was relieved toda with the settlement of a dispute a a west coast aircraft plant an postponement, of "big steel" 'con tract negotiations. ;-A'| threatened strike at theiRyan Aeronautical Co. at xSari .~ Diego, Ca?ii';/ twice ^postponed by United Automobile workers' (CIO) union leaders, was averted when company, and Ttnion negotiators reached a settlement on "all major issues" early today and a contract was prepared for signatures. A possible dispute over wages paid by "big steel" was postponed in the east when CIO President Philip Murray and a representative of the U. S. Steel Corp. recessed negotiations over a new con-i tract until Jan. 31 after, a four- hour conference. The meeting was described as a "broad exploratory discussion" without demands by the steel workers' organizing committee of the CIO. Topics Not Revealed Neither Murray nor U. S. Steel officials would reveal the exact Entire Contingent Leaves Blytheville Last Night • J '.'••' . ;'„'-*<. . -\ . . ' ^J T ' • For Little Rock A group of 191 CCC enrollees from Mississippi county was in .Little Rock today and not one knew the city, state or section where he would spend the next-six months. The enrollees, aged ,17 to 23, left Blytheville at 10 - pirn. Tuesday from the .City Hall.-in. charge.:of Marvin C. Crittenden, 'county welfare director., They were-not/told where they would be sent ^after they reached Little Rock and 'were turned over to army officers foi distribution to CCC camps, but'it was rumored that many of the group would be sent to the northwest United States. The last group of enrollees from Mississippi county was sent to Held On Charges of Fprg- ery In -Connection Three Checks> Eight Republicans and one Dem- toi ' s »ow able to maintain order ocrat oppose it. Some of these in some areas, favor the objective of aid to A Budapest newspaper reported Great Britain but oppose the broad "ml Iron Guardlsts had captured grant of power to President I the Bucharest radio and broadcast ve tt- i . . i The lineup: on lts Iron Guard "brothers." For the:-bill—Democrats: Chair- 'It was Indicated, however, tlia man Bloom. Johnson (Tex.), Kee, although the Iron Guards ralgh Richards, Pfelfer, Jarman, Arnold, at one time have seized or at Burgin. Courtney, Eberharter.. Gre- tempted to seize the radio, th gory. Wasielewski, Sikes. Republi- army now Is in firm control of th cans:•'•Eaton, Stearns. | capital. Against the bill — Democrats: ShanleyC-Republicans: Fish, Tlnt- ham. h ^Rogers, chiperfteld, Vorys; "undt.'fJonkman,'' "Boltoh.- Uncommitted—Davis (O.) Thomas Will Testify Launch Vicious .Counter Attacks, But Losses Are Said To Be Heavy ATHENS, Greece, Jan. 22. (UP) "Italians are throwing airplanes, ,anks and waves of infantry into heir bitterest counter-attacks since .hey were thrown out of Greece n the first days of the war, reports from the Albanian fronts aid today. The heaviest fighting was in the Cllsura sector and although de- alls were scarce. Greek. Informants said the Italians were suffering severe losses and steadily losing 1 ground. Gen. Ugo Cnvallcro, chief of the Italian general staff and now com mander of the Albanian cxpecli tionary force, Is placing great 1m portance on the Kllsura /sector, Two Manila men were charged with forgery • and ' .passing forged checks here : today ' and probably will be given a preliminary; hearing in: Municipal Court Thursday, morn' ' "" '' ' ' ' ing. •; ';;. ••• • •;.' • Calvin Owens, .'21, .,_ arrested LONDON, Jan. 22. (UP) —•Prime- Minister Winston Churchill told the house ol commons today that the Italian base and garrison 6t ( To- bruk may Have fallen to the British and that "extremely ' important events are under- vay" in the British drive gainst Italian East Africa. \ Churchill said that even as he as speaking- "It may well be" mt Tobruk has fallen before' the hlrlwind assault of General Sir rchibald Wa veil's desert forces,\ The prime minister's statement" allowed indications from military ourco.s that Tobruk probably hud alien under the onslaught which ot under way at dawn yesterday; • (Today's communique . from the nlddle cast command in Cairo aid simply that operations were 'proceeding satisfactorily" and nude no mention that British forces had taken Tobruk.) Loss, of Tobruk's garrison of fin estimated 20,000 Italians would boost Marshal Rodolfo Orazlanl's losses since the start of the British offensive Lo 100,000. Within a few hours after. the start of the Tobruk attack the rmg topics of discussion, but it was j CCC camps last October, totalling referred to the 'moral em- barero.' nre no longer applicable to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics." The letter was released by the state department without comment, together with a statement covering the historical background The accompanying statement emphasized that all of the articles and materials covered by the moral embargo are now subject to export license control. Under the moral embargo, none of those articles or materials were shipped to Russia. But under the existing arrangement, their export would be permitted provided licenses wcr granted by the administrator o export control. Announcement of this govern understood a 10 per cent increase in present $5 a day basic wages vas considered- The union also eeks a union shop or dues-collec- ion system, vacation benefits and mproved grievance machinery, it va.s reported. Postponement of the U. S. Steel discussions was expected to cause delay in opening of similar negotiations with Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. which earlier had been in- ormed that its contract with the SWOC also must be reconsidered. U. S. Steel and J. & L. employ approximately half the nation's steel workers with U. S. Steel setting the pace for prices and generally wages. Meanwhile, another member of the steel industry. Howard V. Clark, manager of the Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corp. sheet division, warned the National Automobile Dealers' Association • convention automobile production may have to be reduced by June because of a shortage of sheet metal available for such uses. The principal dispute in the middle west still was that at the 138. Since that time, applications have been received from 275 young men. Of this number, only 191 were acceptable after undergoing preliminary physical examinations. All youths within the age limit now are eligible to enroll for six Sunday by Deputy,; Sheriff W. C. Gulp, of • Leachville;- and William Arthur- .Williams,'-'' 22^ was -arrested Monday : by, Kansas City -officers as he boarded a "bus /there enroilte from Jo'nesboro, ' i Ark.,. : , to Oregon. Both were ' returned here- by officers. . " ' . "•• , V '."• • Chief . Deputy Sheriff John F. Relnmilier said the men were charged, with forging and passing three checks made out foi* $23 each, with the forged signature of W. A. Whistle, widely-known fann- er '.of near Big Lake. The checks were cashed in Leach ville and the men attempted to cash two others in Dell, Re'inmiller said. All checks were on the First National Bank .BUCHAREST, Rumania, Jan. 22 J (UP)— Troops stood guard here apd months In the CCC. They may re- eroll for six month periods until they have been in the camp for two years. Pour large trailer trucks were required to transport the Mississippi county group to Little Rock. Bach enrollee paid SI.40 for transportation to the capital, where the government took over future expense accounts. Stock Prices . The committee, continuing the hearing of "opposition" witnesses, will hear testimony today from Norman Thomas, socialist party leader, and Han ford Macni'der, former U. • S. Minister, to Canada. Col. Charles A. Lindbergh will testify tomorrow. :.'••" Chairman Waiter F. George of the,Senate Foreign Relations committee (jailed his group together to consider/"what procedure, it will follow gn ; the' bill. George hopes hearings can' start in the senate this week. ' A'poll of the senate committee last week showed 12 of the 23 members .favoring the president's bill, six opposing it and five undecided. Early reaction to various substitute proposals Indicated that there would be sharp disagreement over any attempt to set up a super defense council or joint congressional committee to advise the president on administration of the lending program. Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy and Gov. Harold E. Stassen of Minnesota made such suggestions yesterday. ."I am opposed to congress abdicating, even to a council composed ol' majority and minority leaders of the House and Senate plus the Arkansas — Cloudy and colder, president," said Sen Burton K. Temperatures below freezing in Wheeler. D, Mont, eader of the the north and central portions and senate opposition to the bill Such near freezing in the extreme south'* P^n would mean nothing because tonight. Thursday - Cloudy and the two majority leaders fire the of this city. Reinmiller said.Williams had a bus ticket good from Jonesboro to Oregon when Kansas City authorities arrested him. WEATHER In provincial cities today tinder orders by Gen. Ion Antonescu, premier, that peace and order m list be re-established throughout the country within 24 hoUrs ftfter . a crisis precipitated by the assassination of • a Oerman army officer. It was indicated that the loyalty of the army to Antonescu had permitted him to control n situation which provided the first great test for his regime. As the result of the German of- flcer'i; death, the minister of interior and the chief of the secret service had been dismissed for lax- itv in seeking the assassin. The new minister and chief had dismissed hi?h offlcnls here and in the provinces but some of those dismissed had refused to give up their places. Last niuht, in a series of decrees, AnU>nescu proscribed the death penalty for the murder of any Greek spokesman said. The Greek occupied Kllsuru two weeks ago bi Italians still are entrenched I mountains north of the town. Bomb Strikes Hospital The 'public security mlnlsti said that in un Italian air raid o Prcveza, a bomb struck an cmei <?cncy hospital, wounding patients wounded In un earlier raid. Salonika was 1 bombed "without victims or damage." and Voles, south of Salonika,, suffered a few ^casualties and some .damage when bomb's fell iiv~a,^16werclass 'rgsi-, dential section, ihe ministry .said. "An Aegean island also' was" bombed without damage or cas- (si c jiy. ualties," the communique said. : "One of the Greek hostages'' taken of forts around the base had been broken on a broad front and tanks ( and Australian Infantrymen were 1 pouring In through the gaps. British naval units pounded the earrison. and the Royal Air Force planes maintained a constant bombardment. (The Italian high command admitted that the. defenses of To- bruk had been penetrated). The Brltisl) reported that the Italian air ^force, possibly because of Royal 'Air Force > assaults on their < bases, made no effort' to- In- : terf«re^nor was there any attack .by,.'German dive bomber squadrons' j based a shor£ * -distance away In and militarized 87 Important industries including those of armaments, ' aviation, oil. telephone, tcxtle, match, cement, shoe and cigarette, to bring them under nr- my rule. by the Italians from Chimara was' found murdered in u wel! shaft." (Reports at Struga. on the JURO- ,slav border, snid five Greek and British plnnes bombed Valoua yesterday, setting afire an Italian ship In the htuibor, 'destroying' two houses, killing 15 and wound Intc 28 persons. The olnne.s were said to hnve attacked the military camp at Kaninn. south of Vnlona. kill- Inif one officer nnd ekht soldiers and wounding 40 soldiers. Italian tmtl-nlrcraft punners shot down one bomber which fell Into the Feu. It was reported. (Ptrucra rcnorts said that in the south coast sector the Greeks advanced a half ti mile In the Kera- uniaj mountains and now were 3 3-4 miles enst of Valorm Bay, iind that another Greek force, In a two-hour hand-to-hand fleht. hod repulsed two Italian counterattacks three miles northwest of Dukatl. on the main coast road, five miles below Valona Buy. A. T. & T. 167 Am. Tobacco 721-2 Anaconda Copper 25 1-* Bethlehem Chrysler . Cities Service .. 1 43-4 Steel 84 1-4 66 colder in extreme east and extreme south. Memphis and vicinity —Cloudy and colder tonight and Thursday. sponsors of the bill." Substitute Proposed In a speech last night, Rep. fContinued on Page mexit's action came as a complet surprise even to Chairman Walte P. George of the senate foreig relations committee. "Not knowing any more about it than I do." George said. "I can't see ally purpose in it. American airplane manufacturers are so loaded down with business they can't; : take care of our own orders and -those of the countries we are trying to help. How can they handle other orders?" International Harvester, Co. plants, two of which. already were, strikebound. The Farm Eequipment Workers' committee (CIO) sent a second telegram to President Roosevelt protesting "unwarranted delay" by the National Labor Relations .Board in acting on a FEWOC petition for recognition at six of the plants. New York Cotton Coca-Cola 104 General Electric ......... 343-8 General Motors 44 3-4 Int'i. Harvester 49 1-2 Mont. Ward 37 1-2 N. Y. Central 14 1-2 North Am. Aviation 157-8 Packard 3 37 1-2 41-2 Phillips Radio Republic Steel Socony Vacuum 8 7-J Lowest Delinquent List Shows County Is In Good Condition Power Company To Pay Insurance Premiums The Ark-Mo Power Corp. will pay Insurance premiums for de- nendent.s of all emoloyes drafted for military service, President James M. Hill. jr.. announced to- ay. Hill, in stating the new company olicy, said that it is belnp estab- shed "In order to assist the em- loye during a period when his ncome will probably b* consider- A misdemeanor in one state may be an indictable felony in another, 'according to the law of the particular state. Studebaker Sfd. of N. J. 7 1-2 34 Mar May July Oct. Dec. Jan. Prev. Open High Low Close Close 1032 1041 1041 1039 1032 1035 1043 1035 1042 1033 1022 1032 1022 1031 1010 971 987 971 987 969 . 966 979 966 980 962 . 966 966 966 972 962 Chicago Wheat Open High Low Close May . 851-4 86 851-8 855-8 Sept, / 801-8 803-8 793-4 80 Texa.s Corp 37 5-8 S. Steel 65 3-4 Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS. 111.. Jan. 22. (UP)—Hoss: 9,000—8.500 salable. Top, 8.25 . fl 170-230 Ibs,, 8.10-8.20 •140-160 Ibs.,. 6.70-7.50 Bulk.-sows, 6.75-7.35 Cattle: 2,900 '" •'• ; •" •'" -:Steers, - 9.50-13.00 .. Slaughter steers, '7.50-14.25 . .Butcher..yearlings,." 8.0Q r 10.i5 ; Slaughter heifers, 6.50-12.50 • Beef cows, 5.75-7.00 ' '-Cutters and low cutters, 4,50-5,50 New Orleans Cotton Mar. May Jul. Oct. Dec. Jan. Prev. Open High Low Close Close 1036 1044 1035 1044 1035 1041. 1049 1041 1048 1039 1027 1037 . 1026 1037 1025 975 970 966. 992 986 966 974 970 966 992 .985 982 972 970 966 Chicago Corn •• "' • Open High . Low Close May -:-,62 3r4 631-4 623-4 631-8 Sept. . 62 7-8 63 1-4 631-8 63 1-4 Taxpayers of Mississippi county } saved, money in Circuit Court fees during 1940. : The annual report of Circuit Clerk Harvey Morris, recently filed, showed 'that net profit of the clerk's office in 1904 was $7.424.22, a decrease of $2.877.63 under the 1939 figure of $10,301.85. The profit decline in 1940 showed a healthy condition in Mississippi county as the lowest delinquent tax list in the history of'the office was filed. Repeal of that part of the 1923 Salary Act which fixed the filing fees on lawsuits, by the state legislature, saved taxpayers money and reduced in many cases by one half the amount of-fees' paid for services in filing various lawsuits. The legislature's action abolished the "flat fee' .system and provided for a more fair • method/ whereby each single service, item r w*s assessed separately and' the. total added to ob* tain the total fee. Redemption fees for only one-half the 1939 total, ino> cating that fewer persons allowed their taxes to go delinquent. Pees paid for filing delinquent tax lists for improvement districts were the lowest in history. The office paid the county $16.654.70, evidenced by • county treasurer's receipts. A breakdown showed that $9.889 of this total came from Blytheville and 36,765.70 from the Osceola division. Salary and office expenses were $9.230.48. $324 less than in 1939 Morris' report showed. Divorce suits filed In 1940 totalled 326. contrasted with 273 in 1939 according to the report. At Blytheville the 1940 total was 226; 204 in 1939, and at Osceola 100 were filed in 1940, contrasted to a total o 69 in 1939. : Morris began his second term o office Jan. 1. He was first appointed to the office Feb. 4, 1938, to. com plete the unexpired term of H M. Craig,... former, clerk. He then was elected during ; the summer o 1938 to his. first term that starte Jan 1,-1939, '..'.--••- nn McMurtrv, Hurt With Sister In Crash, Leaves Hosoital Here bly less than normal. This vill afford accident and health ln- urance protection to an employe's dependents during the time when Mil ton McMurtry. 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee McMurtry. injured with his sister. Dorothy. 20. in a hend-on automobile crnsh last Wednesday that took the life of Hueh P. Hnrbert. was dismissed ie is In military training, without from walls Hospital today. cost to him." The new policy supplements a previous setup whereby the com- mny plans upon "payment of wa- McMurtry suffered a fractured arm and lacerations about the face and head. The Rirl. an employe of Kress' store, was Injured less employe at the time of his bein accepted into service." An em- ,es to the extent of the vacation t ser j olls ] y anc j was dismissed frorc period accrued by the conscripted i J 1)f , ho ^ pltn | Monday. - ' l ll - " " f Mc hplnnr The accident occurred near the , McMurtry home on South Hieh- ploye completing military service way G1 thrce miles from Blythe- and applying for re-employment, vnje when Harbert's machine will be restored to his former po- j rrashed j nto the car said to have sitlon. I been driven by the sirl as their automobile started toward Blytheville at 7:45 a. m. from the driveway of their home. Harbert was going to Memphis on business when the accident occurred on the rain- Suit of Edna Norman Against W. I. Osborhe Asks Total of $25,000 A $25.000 damage suit' begin late today in Circuit Court, civil division, before Judge G. " ; E. Keck, at the courthouse here as the January term of court neared the end of its second day's hearings. ,.;The lawsuit was filed by Edna Norman, wife of the late S. T.- Norman, and administratrix. -oT Norman's estate, against W. I. Osborne, asking $15,000 actual damages and $10,000 punitive damages as a result of an automobile mishap which killed Norman 'oh Dec. 20, 1938. . . The lawsuit, filed by Attorney Claude F. Cooper for Mrs. Norman, alleges that on the date of -the accident Norman was walking across Highway 61 at the intersection known as Dogwood Ridge .two or three miles from Blytneyille, and that the defendant's automobile struck him and threw ...hiis body more than 100 feet away, killing him instantly. i : Norman left the widow and'six children. Mrs. Norman was appointed administ-rarix March IS, 1939, according to the petition, ~. Osborne is represented by Shane and Fendler. , .-'/:.? . On trial at 3 o'clock today was a lawsuit filed by W. M. Burns, represented by Neill Reid and Zal B. Harrison, against Harry Ishmael Gordon, represented by F. C. Douglas and Claude F. Cooper, seeking commission allegedly due Burns for handling a real estate" transaction for Gordon. : ." A jury this morning decided in favor of L. A. Rhoads. against Lions Hear Talk By Rev. Frank G. Smith Members of the Blytheville Lions Club heard a talk by the Rev. Frank 6: Smith. D. D.. of Omaha, Nebr.. at their regular weekly meeting at Hotel Noble yesterday. The subject of Dr. Smith's talk was "Whither America?" Each member of the club contributed to the Ihifantile Paralysis Fund through the purchase of buttons designed for the campaign. soaked highway. He died instantly of a broken neck. Funeral services were held Friday for Harbert. manager of the Ozburn-Abston Automobile equipment agency here. Twenty-one years ago the first state tax on gasoline was levied whom a suit had been filed by B. B. White, alleging that a cow White purchased from Rhoads was not suitable, according to a contract. Rhoads was represented--by "Claude F. Cooper; White by Percy Wright. First case on the two-weeks-long docket, decided late Tuesday, ended when a jury waarded Dee Brown, represented by Zal B. Harrison, $100 in connection with .the death Of a mule. Brown had sued C B. Crigger and Lee Wilson and Co., seeking $175 damages, alleging that the defendants owned and operated a vehicle that struct and killed the animal.. Shane and Fend- the - - '

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