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1 Djoly Mmmi THE WEATHER PARTLY CLOUDY CONTINUED WARM Tab! en Page 4D fW7 FINAL EDITION New York Times Wire Service -fr International News Service Associated Press ic United Press Wirephoto VOL. NO. 51 PHONE 3-119 1 MIAMI 30, FLORIDA, SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 1952 EaUrad 8eoad Clm Matter At Th. PostofOc. Miami, norid FIFTEEN CENTS To 22; lornado. Flood Toll Mount 1 ,000 Persons Air Hurt in PLAINS AREA SNOWBOUND Forecast Of New Warns Storms LITTLE ROCK. March 22 2P Fresh tornadoes (lurked in leaden Southern skies tonight even as five Mis sissippi River states suffered the aftermath of winds and floods which killed 226 people. In the stricken areas where more than l.uoo were iniured there was despair and Arkansas alone estimated tnat between z.uuu ana JP Wtrrphoto Hi I AjRVIEWOF LEVELED AREA AFTER TORNADO RIPPED THROUGH JUDSONIA, ARK. 3,000 people were homeless. The ominous forecast of new ctnrm ahrewin? came from the Victims Hunted The forecast was given vicious emphasis by a small tornado that boiled up five miles north of Jem-ison, this afternoon. None, however, was hurt and property damage was slight. There was a possibility, said the bureau, that tornadoes would Virginia. For the living in the stricken areas the primary job still was to search for victims and to let the dread task of burial and rebuilding wait. 149 Dead In Arkansas The black winds plunging from rain and lightning-laced clouds yesterday left 149 dead in Arkan sas, 46 in Tennessee, ll in Mis sissippi and 13 in Missouri. Seven members of one family at Scottsboro, were drowned last night the rain-swollen Garrett creek swept away their home. Homes in the five afflicted states were blown apart as by shell-bursts. Power lines were toppled Spring crops were flooded. Live stock was killed. Property dam age was expected to reach into the millions of dollars. Dozen Twisters The storms burst out of black skies yesterday with a terrible fury. There were at least a dozen separate tornadoes in West Ten nessee alone. They came swirling up from Mississippi. A series of tornadoes raged through Arkansas, bisecting the state from the Southeast corner to the Northwest tip on a 45 degree angle. Small tornadoes were also spawned in Texas and Kentucky M'ARTHUR HITS Pavley Offers RALPH McGILL I "lltfSf- LEADERSHIP 'Better Had It Been For Cicero' i. JACKSON, March MacArthur flew here today for uuo Dixie admirers and told them that the administration "bankrupt" leadership is steering the nation toward Communism. widespread sufferinsr. where they ran a short but de structive course, but killed no one Arkansas put 440 National Guardsmen on active duty in the stricken area, while schools, churches and armories anything with a roof were converted into aid stations. Hospitals were filled to over flowing as emergency crews of doctors and nurses worked deftly to patch the injured. The Red Cross sent 50 disaster workers, including medical teams, into the 19 afflicted counties. Blood Rushed In In addition, the Red Cross shipped in 211 units of whole blood and 274 units of plasma. Associated Press staff writer Ray Stephens, a combat veteran, reported from Searcy, in White County where 92 died, that the scene resembled one of war. Refugees," he said, "are streaming into White County from all directions. An Army detach ment is directing traffic and won't let anyone pass except emergency vehicles. Traffic is packed for miles on U. S. Highway 67 south of Searcy." Stephens added that people walked the streets as in a daze. Some had lost everything but their lives. 1 Worst Arkansas Storm It was the worst storm ever to hit Arkansas. The deadliest pre-' vious storm was June 5, 1946, when 86- died. The nation's worst tornado disaster occurred March 18, 1925, when in a single day 689 people died in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. The tornadoes plunged into Ar kansas through "Tornado Alley. given that name because of the frequence of the big winds in the past. They blitzed the state in a line running from the southwest corner to the northwest tip. See STORMS: Page 8A, Col. 4 The pattern of American taxation is being brought into line with the "Karl "Marx Communist theory" as President Truman's passion for history seems to be fresh and new, a fact which would explain his enthusiasm and his fascinated attention to the big names which march across the pages of recorded events. I It would seem likely that it was had a difficult time obtaining rec-after he himself was caught up in ognition, one learns, digging into the creat stream of history, which other books in search of possible flows out of the dim and misty cast where mvtholoCY merges into fact, that he became interested in commented, from Plutarch: the subject and cast about to see) the administration of pub-how others had met with triumph lie affairs has, like other things its BY BLIZZARD Severest Storm Of Season Hits Midwest States GOODLAND, March 22 (A A March blizzard, spawned in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Wyoming two days ago, swept eastward Saturday bringing Northwest Kansas, Nebraska, and parts of Iowa their worse storm of the winter. Twelve persons have been strand ed in a stalled bus 12 miles east of here since Friday night, and even the snow plow sent to rescue them was stalled. Roads Are Closed All roads in Nebraska were re ported closed by the State Highway Department and travel in Northwestern Kansas was halted. The Southwestern Bell Telephona Company reported 638 long dis tance lines down in Kansas, and at least 28 towns were without any phone service. Plea For Fuel Sent Because of the disrupted com munications no information was available on the plight of the stranded bus passengers. The meager reports available indicat ed they had spent the night in the bus and an appeal was re ceived for additional fueL Presumably the vehicle's fuel supply had been exhausted in an effort to keep the motor-running and supply heat in the 11 degree above zero weather. So far as was known the pas- sengers were without food. Other Vehicles Stalled iJ A transport truck, and at least one other automobile were stalled near the bus. With all roads in. Northwestern Kansas closed and communication lines down there was no way of knowing immediately whether other motorists might be stranded on the highways. The snowfall in the Kansas-Nebraska area ran up to 10-15 inches. Winds, ranged up to 65 miles-an-hour in Nebraska and 30-40 miles an hour in Northwestern Kansas. Highways Blocked Northeastern Iowa was snowbound by one of its worst spring bilzzards in years. Visibility was zero and highways were blocked by snow up to eight inches. Many Nebraska communities reported that foot travel was the only way to get about in the towns. Main line trains were nmning, but hours late. The last airliner arrived in Omaha at 4:50 p.m. Friday. The Weather Bureau reported the sustained force of the" winds in Nebraska was exceptional. In some points in Central Nebraska gales of 50 miles an hour had been blowing for 36 hours. The Weather Bureau warned Michigan, Minnesota, 'Wisconsin See BLIZZARD: Page 8A, Col. 2 Crash "One of the first we pulled out was still alive," he said. "I guess it was a man, or it could have been a woman. Most of the passengers were still in their seats with- their safety belts fastened, but some were scattered around. We -dug out some that were buried in the debris." Hours after the crash, which occurred about 11 a.m., mangled, charred bodies were still being pulled out of the smoldering wreck-1 age. Some, were decapitated. A VS. Air Force chaplain, Lt. Col. James H. Grad of Savannah, administered last rites as the bodies were moved to Air Force ambulances. Gold On Beard The flames were quenched before the fuselage was consumed and. much of the baggage including -three cases of South African gold was rescued. The two dismounted engines. and disaster. I Tt was inpvitahle. of course, that; he should compare some of them and their times with himself andj lew Terms Fori us Settlement Three years of tranquil, un troubled transportation in Miami and Miami Beach formed the tempting prospect in a new peace proposal extended yesterday by ViIliam D. Pawley, owner of the two cities strike-harassed bus companies But the informal plan, outlined at. a press conference, had a num ber of large strings attached. And it drew a frigid response when relayed to leaders of a bus drivers' union that is grimly awaiting the end of the present 45-day truce on April 2 to learn if we strike again." Sees "Good Chance' clause on certain conditions The important contingencies for "lasting" bus harmony were 1 If agreements made with Mi ami and Miami Beach city offi cials, ending February's 17-day shutdown, are consummated; 2 If Miami voters agree on April 15 to adjust the 5 per cent tax on gross bus receipts to reim burse the company for any losses sustained in giving drivers their current 14-cents-an-hour increase, and 3 If the union approves, of course. "Wouldn't Accept It" Pawley did not include "If No, 3" but its silent presence was em his own. And from these passages ero, alter catlme conspiracy, toj pawley, who declared he sees in the pages of "Mr. have retired and grown old, very good chance" of averting the book containing the President's for Scipio, after his Numantine a new tieup, stated he would be personal material, we can turn to and Carthaginian conquests, to ready to give the drivers a three-read a sort of riddle of the oracle have sat down lyear contract at the present $1.50 will he run or not. Both these great figures wage, plus a cost-of-living One fact is immediately in focus. iKome imperial triumphs re-The President has been thinking in mained too long, and were dragged terms of retirement. He has looked down by their foes, both dying ig-at the lives of Lucullus Cicero and nominiously, their reputations tar-SfiDlo and decided they erred in nisned and obscured. HOMES MAKE FIREWOOD FOR TORNADO VICTIMS By Jack Hogan, Associated Press Photographer LITTLE ROCK, March 221 saw miles and miles of toothpicks strung out along a winding road today. Yesterday morning they were buildings. By late evening they were debris left in the wake of a savage, death-dealing tornado that showed no mercy. Flying over Judsonia, Bald Knob and Searcy, focal point of the twisters, which walloped five southern states, I saw long rows of trees sheared off 15 feet above the ground. Families could be seen grouped around small fires. They were keeping warm by burning wood which was once their homes. surely as if the Kremlin were Arthur told a joint session of The general, who was ousted oy President Truman as supreme Far East commander a year ago, said the administration's theory calls for a division of existing wealth, bringing a universal standard of life "a degree of mediocrity to which the Communists and their fellow travelers seek to reduce the people of this great nation." The general's Constellation landed at the airport packed with cheering persons two hours late after battling 62-mile an hour headwinds of a storm front over Alabama. Guns Boom Salute Two National Guard 105-millimeter howitzers boomed a 17-round salute. The airport crowd cheered. Rebel yells punctuated the Dixie-style welcome. Others crowded every vantage point of his four mile route through downtown Jackson. The ousted Far Eastern commander alighted unruffled by his rough flight. After shaking hands with Gov. Hugh L. White, Mac-Arthur reviewed an honor guard of high school ROTC students and was hustled into a convertible for the quick parade. MacArthur wore a plain uniform, the insignia of a five-star general its only decoration, and legendary "scrambled eggs" cap and a trench coat. He took time to comb his hair before alighting from the plane with his family, aides and friends. "Sorry To Be Late" "We're sorry to be so late," he said to Gov. White. A crowd of women admirers rushed forward. Mrs. MacArthur smilingly accepted a bouquet of a a not retiring while at the peak of their accomplishments. Lucius Licinus Lucullus, Koman tones, jie nas reacnea a decision; general and administrator of thejnot-to risk his own place in his- first century B. did retire but meaning behind Mr. Truman's written thoughts. The President; proper term, and statesmen as; well as wrestlers will break down i when strength and youth fail. "Better had it been for Cic- If Harry Truman has brooded lover them, and he reads his his- tory. the average American whom tiny catapulted into the White House when the tired Franklin D. Roosevelt died at Warm Springs, Ga. The President comments, too, on indispensable man. is an indispensable man, he causes deafness. And we may not sure. He, Guards His Place In History That he is conscious of that place is well known. He has let us look at that facet of his thinking before. In his book he puts it down. In his own estimation the really important achievements of his administration are: A third world war has been history is written there will taf Ibe more than iust a naraeraoh on 22 (UP) Gen. Douglas a hero's welcome by charting the course," Mao the Mississippi legislature. red roses from- the Mississippi Umted Daughters of the Confed eracy. The visit was MacArthur's first to the deep South since the trip to his wife's home town in Tennes see shortly after his return to this country. When accepting the invitation to address the state leg islature MacArthur called himself "States Rights Republican." More than 100,000 persons, the largest crowd ever gathered in one place in the state's history, packed Capitol Street and the lawn of the State Capitol. Eleven bands played "Dixie" and the "MacArthur March. Hundreds of school chil dren, White and Negro had been brought here in school buses at state expense. They waved and cheered. Police Kept Busy Police highway patrolmen and National Guard military policemen had to struggle to keep the surging crowd on the sidewalks. Skies were laden from morning thunderstorms and lightning crackled on the horizon. Because of the weather festivi ties had been cut short on this first visit to the south since MacAr thur visited Murfreesboro. shortly after he returned from the Far East. The administration's policy, he declared, has been adopted with "reckless indifference" to pre serving constitutional liberty and free enterprise. Coupled with the rapid centralization of power in the hands of a few, it "is leading us toward a Communist state with as dreadful certainty as though the leaders of the Kremlin were charting our course," he said. Page 2-C pepping up the 1952 Guberna- Page 10-D Lyons 7C McLemore 2C Markets Mergen 14A Music, Art 8B Real Est. Salty 1.2D AC Shows Society Spanish Sports Travel Weather Wilson 13-13C MOB 3D 1-6C 4D 7C Negro News 11C Portraits ISA Radio, TV 14C Rau 13C 43 later when W. O. Fraz the Killed Dutch The American economy has been Vent nn nrPttv much an even keel, Russian expansion has been lim-i jted. I Under the latter, of course, come the Truman policy in Greece andi Airliner Turkey, the Marshall Plan in rope, the Berlin airlift, and refusal to be driven from Berlin. He is on sound ground i i nere.isays, men we win nave a Caesar. INSIDE THE NEWS ir umon remarneu The men would never accept it were not in the top wage brackets yet." And Pawley still gave no answer to the question that is ex- WWW AT1IU 1111 UkWUIl once more start scrambling for rides after April 2. That question is whether his companies will continue paying the drivers their wage increase after the truce deadline. To continue would mean a further gamble by the company that Miami voters will agree to adjustment of the franchise tax to help the com pany meet its increased wages and tax bills. "If I don't see a point at which I'm not going to be "Hooked" any See PAWLEY: Page 8A, Col. 1 TO CARRY Not An Appeal For Reelection None of this sounds like an appeal for renomination and reelection. If the voices of Lucullus, Scipio Africanus and Marcus Tullius Cicero $peak from the shadowy pages of ancient history and say to him it is better to sit down content after great accomplishment, then he has for some time been made up in mind. Ma waits itf course, for some! ii i tuu.u.uu, v.v-w- Scipio he wffl DQt again run formoret might as weU cut it 0ff EISENHOWER BACKERS launch stay-in-Europe drive to avert setback on major campaign issues. Page 10-A JAPAN STILL AMERICA'S CONCERN economically, politically and militarily. An editorial. Page 14-A ALL THREE CANDIDATES for governor promise to urge reforms in state government. Charles Hesser's column Page 16-A BROOKLYN DODGERS' batting slump continues as Red Sox score 5-2 decision at Miami Stadium Page 1-C FAVORED ALERTED wins Appleton Handicap at Gulfstream Park Page 1-C GATORS APPARENTLY finally have good and heavy line for is tne uemocrauc pou, iUluic. office Butj politics at times does not like Senator Kefauver. NEWS FRANKFURT, Germany, March 22 OR The Royal Dutch airliner Queen Juliana crashed explosively in a suburban woods today and killed 43 of the 47 persons aboard. It was the worst plane disaster in German history. Bound from Johannesburg to Am sterdam, the four-engined DC-6 mowed treetops for a quarter mile in an instrument approach to the Rhine-Mam Airport through murky weather and then slammed into the ground with a loud explosion two miles short of the runway. 4 Survivors Injured Flames licked swiftly across the wreckage and into spindling evergreens around it, hissing under a drizzling rain. Two engines and parts of the wings lay to the rear. All four survivors, two men and two women, were injured. Three of these were passengers. The other was the Dutch stewardess. Miss A. J. Gautier. All were rushed to a U.S. Air Force hospital at the airport, which handles both military and civilian traffic. Phy sicians said they did not expect the two men, a German and an Egyptian, to live. Namer For Ruler The Queen Juliana was named for the ruler of The Netherlands, There had Been plans for the Queen to ride that plane to Washington, where she is to start her state visit April 2. Royal Dutch Airline (KLM) of passengers and a crew of 10 on the fatal flight. The plane pilot was L. E. J. Poutsma, a Dutchman. One of the victims listed by Rome airport authorities was an American, John Bickford. They did not have his home address. He was among 13 who boarded the plane at Rome. Dutch, Englishmen, Frenchmen, Italians, Germans and Egyptians were among the dead. A partial list of the dead passen gers released by KLM, the Royal Dutch An Line, Amsterdam to night included the names of Bickford and Lt. CoL E. Angle of the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Wies baden. Also listed were E. Garber and J. Jaffe, nationality unknown, whose destination was New York. Hustled To Scene The German truck drivers, Willi- bald Hoffmann and Konrad Beutel, saw the crash and hustled to the rescue. They risked their lives to pull survivors out of the burning fuselage. It was a horrible sight. Hoff mann said. Fire and rescue equipment was rushed to the scene by the U.S Air Force and German authorities UJS. Army bulldozers broke a path through the evergreens from a paved road 100 yards away. Capt. Romeo H. Freer If La Plata, fire and aircraft res cue officer at the Rhine-Main field. plunged into the fuselate upon his arrival and directed removal of the which fell more than 100 yards away from the fuselage, burned to a molten mass. Some trees caught fire, but German firemen strung hose from surrounding residential areas and prevented the flames THE TRUE FACTS ON TB "Has TB been conquered?" Only a few weeks ago the world was told in headlines around the globe that a new "cure" for tuberculosis had been found. But almost immediately the edge was taken off the first excitement by cautioning statements from doctors afraid that too much hope was being given TB sufferers. What are the true facts? For the whole story, as told factually and simply by one of America's top-ranking reporters James L. Kilgallen be sure to read "Has TB Been Conquered?" Starf this series Monday exclusively in The Miami Daily News. Here, in words everyone can understand without mystifying scientific jargon is the answer to one of the most dramatic questions of the day: "Has TB Been Conquered?" 1944 platform and to the 1948 one before Minnesota's Humphrey wrecked it with Senator Russell on as the second man. That could happen more easily than now seems possible since the Republican platform, insofar as the controversial points of Civil Rights, is sure to be what it has been in the past. But, I do not think Harry S. Truman will be a party to that I think he will keep his own record clear for the historians. One finds in his book references to his feeling for civil rights which indicate he believes in them for their own! sake and not for political reasons alone. At any rate unless he has closed his ears to Cicero and 1952 football season THIS FELLOW Brailey Odham is torial Road Show. Bill Baggs. Allen Alsop Baggs Boating Books Butler Classified Deaths Dine 15A 14A 10D 4C 16C 1C 13C Editorials 14A Fashions 4B Felt 14A Film Qock 14C Forbes ID Hesser Hopper Horoscope Lummus 15A 15C 2B 5B from spreading. There was no immediate explan- ation for the crash except th weather. A light rain, was falling. VisI-; bility on the ground was only little more than a mile. The sky was completely overcast at with a half-overcast at 300 feet. MIAMI'S WHIRLIGIG ON PAGE 10-D victims. r- ficials said the craft carried 37 4f "I

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