BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 2 Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Daily Ncwi Mississippi Valley Leader Blytlievllla Herald THE DOMINANT NKWSl'Al'UR OK NOHTUUAS1 AHKANSAS AND SOUTHtfAS'l MISSOU1U RLYTIIKVILUC, AKKANSAS, FRIDAY, MAKOH 2C, i9<l8 FOURTKBN PAGES Truman Invokes Tighter Control On Plane Exports £, Program Designed to ~ To Keep Materials Of War Out of Russia WASHINGTON, Mar. 26. (UK- President Truman today made all American - manufactured aircraft, parts and accessories subject to export control. The President's move apparently ] producing states. *'as part of a program to tighten up exports to Russia and her satellites. Technically, his action took the fortn of a proclamation containing a revised list of things which are considered to be "implements of war" under the neutrality act. The Hems thus designated cannot be exported after April 15 without specific approval of the State Department's Munitions Control Board Previous orders subjected only military aircraft and their component parts to export control by [he munitions board. The effect of today's order was to put all aircraft, 2li,05 Bales \ Of Cotton Grown In Missco in '47 Chester C. Danehower. of Osceola, official cotlon statistician for Mississippi county, announced today that 212.025 bales had lieen or would be ginned In the county from the 1917 crop.' Tlie 1947 total compares with 223,139 bales ginned In Mississippi County from the I9« crop, which was one of the largest in the history of the county. The acreage last season v larger, but Browing conditions w... less favorable. However, the 1947 cotton was of better grade and ranked among the best in the cotton SINGLE COPIES FIV1 ' CKMTS VHQ Contract Lei To City Electric New Wiring Planned Along With Meters To Measure Current A contract to re-wire the housing units of thc Veterans Housing Charges Russia With "Aggression" Global Aid Bill Faces Barrage Of Amendments House Delays Action Until Monday on Helping Europeans Hy Sanrinr S. Kli'ln United I'rrKS Staff Corn s|Min.lent WASHINGTON. March 20. <Ul'l —House members were netting se loduy t« fire almost a score OL amendmonls at tlio "single package" global foreign aid bill, Including one to boost the tolal to 6,- Czechoslovakia's former United Nations delegate, ,]an Pupanek, right, charged In the United Nations Security Council, that Russia used "indirect aggression of the Nazi type to impose Communism on the O/cch peoples. Meanwhile, Vasslly Tarasenko, lelt, Soviet Ukraine delegate, confers with Soviet delegate Andrei Oromyko center, completely Ignoring Papanek. Minutes later, TArasenko charged Hint "All Ibis noise over czccho- solvakia—nil these crocodile tears, arc aimed merely it diverting public attention from the Intervention l» Western Powers In Greece and Italy." (NEA Tclephoto.l incluciing large and small • I Quarters at the ... - - j „ . , r " I awarded to City cial planes and their engines and I Blytheville this m part.;, under the same controls. I D |cl of $3834 The order also covered numerous Items developed since the end. of H M "% **? i, , ° f rnln B °» « low the war, particularly in the field of fire control equipment and new types of radar and radar counter measures. It did not, however, cover things like machine tools and industrial machinery. Such exports to Russia have been widely criticized in Congress. Exports of this type are subject to Commerce Department ontrol. Mr. Truman's proclamation to- 'ay listed 11 categories covering arms, ammunition and general implements of war. lie acted on the recommendation of the Munitions Control Board. The list included Items ranging from .22 caliber revolvers to -aircraft carriers. The President's proclamation today superseded his last similar list of Feb. 14, 194.7. Federal Controls Broadened The overall effect of his action appeared to be a broadening of of -.--ii.---. .. . , federal controls on the shipment muc^f a" oid ^n'fhe ^res' Tl« Sealed bids for the contract were opened this morning in the mayor's office in City Hall at a meeting of electrical contractors, the Veterans Housing Quarters Committee, the City Council and Mayor E R Jackson. A contract Is being drawn up by City Attorney Percy A. Wright. The work i s to begin Immediately and must be completed by May I. After completion of the re-wiring individual meters will lie installed at each housing unit and tenants will contract directly with the Arkansas-Missouri Power Co., which furnishes power project. Installation Palestine Policy Excludes Russia Still Official Secret But U.S. to Freeze Soviets Out of Issue By R. II. Shackfo.il United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, March 58. (UP) -The major objective behind America's shifting policy on Palestine today—but still officially a secret- is to keep Russia's voice as well as , .. . i her soldiers out of the Holy Land to the housing | No responsible official has said so of the mteers j publicly yet. The farthest they will ' en<I the difficult!™ ..nioiY^'K iV" s ° is bl!utu: tno changes on" "the ' crs " ct "' U ' a bascs '" tl!e Pixcifii: ™ "^difficulties entailed by the world situation." • f «'' "bout a year. They said their U. S. Powerless to Protest 1 Presence Of Russian Subs Along West Coast By Maureen Gothllti . Unlk-d Press Staff CoriTsuomlrnt WASHINGTON, March 20. IU.PJ—Navy officers said today that rules of law leave the United Slates \MwerloKS to protest the presence of Russian submarines off American shores. They said foreign vessels con roam the high seas ns they pleasu as long ns they stay out of tcrritorlnl waters of another country. Thnt generally is regarded as the three mile area immediately off shore. Meanwhile, Informed quarters* - ._ . snicl Russian submarine activity off American .shores was even more extensive than indicated yesterday by I Navy Secretary John L. Sullivan and oilier Navy officials. These quarters said Soviet under- scas craft have been plying the wa- Oklahoma Storms Cause 16 Deaths; About 60 Injured By United Pres* . American Red OOHS authorities counted 16 dead arid iibout 00 injured today riftcr a series of windstorms' which. hl«Mcd across the slnU-of Oklahoma, last night, hitting several farm communities and scoring another bullsaye on th« natioiv's biii'Kcnl U-20 de|»t. The final casualty list, however, was subject to ch«ng« , n.i the Stale Highway Patrol had counted only 13 bodieg in' the scattered Kastevit Oklahoma area. The House Itself wa.i In recess fin the Easter weekend but the $0, 205,000.000 measure wns srhcdulcc lo come up lor amendment 'whenI members return to work Monday The Foreign Affairs Committee will meet a few hours In advance to decide whHt position to, Inkcn on the various amendments. Almost certain lo K ct favorable committee consideration was a proposal by Hep. John M. Vorys, R O., to add $220.000,000 lo tlio hill for economic rehabilitation In ,hx- pnn. Korea and the llyukyu Islands. Vorys is In charge or the measure for (lie committee dining floor consideration. The committee was expected to oppose amendments |no|x>scd use of a single meter for the en- wiring is unsafe for extensive use!", ' , .. A . n '° 1 ! l . ll . il S<i last Wednesday, one from this country of virtually anything that could be used for warlike purposes. , 2"he 11 categories listed by the president: • 1_ Srnall arms and machine guns 2! Artillery and projects, includ- kx* EXPERTS on e*ft 11 lists Pten <$100,000 Drive Funds to Be Sought To Launch Building Of Sanctuary The construction and narsona,>e committees of the Board of Stewards of the First Methodist Churcn reported to the Board of Stewaros at a special meeting last night on the probable cost of the proposed sanctuary and the board voted to launch a finance campaign for f-lCOOCO to be raised within the next 90 days. The money, it was explained, is needed to supplement a fund of approximately $80,003 and give tha church at least $175,000 with which lo launch the project when completed will cost, according lo best estimates possible at this time about $328,COO. The report ol the two commit- Ices was presented by Harvey Morris, chairman ol the board and the decision to launch the $100,000 campaign was made on a motion made by J. W. Adams, chairman of the f nstruction committee set up sev- al months ago. Preliminary plans for the sanctuary and enlargements to the present educational building were dis- VHQC voted this morning to give notices to vacate to all tenant! sd be of the highest policy-making officials on the Palestine issue told thc United. Press the United States would be willing to send some of'its troops to Palestine along with Russian troops if the United Nations 1 Security Council decided they were He sharply differentiated between that new rental contracts can negotiated after the meters Installed nfSr™ ^'^ ?""£"* pl '°J cct I necessary to maintain the peace, attornej and E A Rice project • -- •• — r ( f* U* itttoBS to vacate to terminate phaaized they did not constitute an v sort or an erfctlon notice No changes in the rental contracts will be made with the exception of provisions for furnishing electricity. The only contract change will state tUat the VHQC will furnish no electricly and that tenants may contract, with the Ark-Mo Co. for current, they said. Rent Contracts will be re-negotiated with Mr. Rice. Old Electric Bill Paid The Committee also agreed to pay a S 1,299.9 > bill for e'eclricily using such forces to impose partition and to maintain peace. Hut lie admitted that ' a by-prodUct of maintaining peace inlght he implementation of the partition plan. After weeks of indecision," the Truman administration lia.s conic up with a lormula that would keep Kussia not only out of any UN force in Palestine but ol.so out of thc '•temporary" arrangements.now proposed by the U. S.—provided the UN agrees. That is the U. S. plan for 'Temporary trustee.ship" over the Holy Land under thc UN's trustee-ship Council. Ru. c sm has boycotted I hut council .since it wns ot'iianifced, but could, of Germans Pulled Same Stunt Sullivan, testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, said only that: i "Recently submarines not belonging to any nation West o'f the Iron curtain have been sighted orJTo^ir shores. I am not prepared lo evaluate the sigificance of .these slgh'.- ings. However, we all recall that an early step of (he Germans , In 19' j and 1941 was lo' de-ploy submarines off our coasts." Lewis Called Before Strike 'Fact-Finders' By United Tress More pickets were arrested In the nation wide meat strike today, while In the coal walkout President Truman's fact-finding board summoned John L. Lewis and thc mine owners to Us first public hearing. In the meat strike, 25 more pickets were arreslcd at Omaha, Neb., where 08 were taken into custody yesterday for picketing rallrond tracks leading to struck packing houses. Cases of -the 08 arrested yesterday were : postponed until Monday.' . * Meanwhile, Armour & Co. rcport- cdly hired 400..men. for work at Its C.ofC. Special Meeting Community Plans On Development Will Be Discussed A special meeting of tlic directors of the lilylhri'lli,: Chninlier of Commerce hug will be held April 6, when (he tllreciorn will lienr J. p. Tuolicy of Pino Bluff discuss a community gtinda line (hat we nio goliiR to withdraw from Germany." Vorys said, "It mlKlit he hcl|>fnl lo make clear by legislation now ttml we arc stnyln l( on." Military governmental functions in occupied areas ore separate and distinct from economic rehabilitation programs. For instance, under the European recovery program, It Is planned" to spend $400,000,000 In Germany for economic rehabilitation under the EflP administrator. Tlio 'Mil Includes a *5,30U,OM,00o authorization for ERP. i Several members, Incluillnu Ron Carl E. Mimdt, H., s. D., and calmer, have already served notice they Intended to introduce aincmlincnts lin Un meeting In City Hall yesterday afternoon and decided to Invite Mr. Tuohey to speak at Iho special mcnlliiR. He Is expected to outline the Inagrnm set up by the slate organizations. It ts also expected that he will licgiu organization of clinics here to determine what Hlylhcvlllc wants and needs In the wny of community development. Similar clinics will bo held In other cities and lhe fliulliiRS correlated by the spoiiTOrliiR state organisations. , Holder to Cxi to l>al!a» It nl.ia was decided by the directors yesterday to send c.iatn^er of Commerce manager Worth D. Holder to the Southwestern Chamber of Commerce Institute nt Dullns, Tex- > Officials at Tinker Army Air Base at Oklahoma City uld IOMM' • suffered when a small tornado dlp^ pcd across lhe field at 6 p.m. last • night were much less than during a slorm which hit Tinker Saturday. No estimate of the new damage wa» made, although 35 aircraft wer» wrecked and 40 damaged. The storm pushed across Illinois and Indiana today with diminished Intensity. Its path was patterned after last week's storm which carried tornadoes from Oklahoma arid Kansas into Missouri and Illinois killing 33 persons Tlie Oklahoma storm raked tlie total i.I dead due to bad wea- tlicr hi (he nation durlnr the put week l» 11. More than 7«« other* have been injurrd. Sciidercd property damage was CIHISIMI by high winds In most of Oklahoma last nlijht, but death- denllng winds were confined to a narrow strip extending almost eastward from Wetumkn, about 100 miles Bust of Oklahoma city. Seyen died when a tornado bore down on farm houses near Wetumka at D:30 p.m. leaving 85 persons homeless The storm then lifted for a few miles before demolishing six house* He refused to elaborate But i strllck Chicago slighter house, high Navy official later told report- Co '"l>n"y officials would not deny ____ crs that three submarines identified as "not ours" have been sighted off American shores ami near U.S. territories since J;in. 30. He said one was seen about 21)0 miles off San Francisco about the report.. In the coat strike, coal Industry spokesmen said that Lewlj, presi- used during a 20-day period in Fob- i us boycott at any time. ruary. A letter Irom Ark-Mo P---/cr } This is some of thc background dent of the striking Unilecl Mine Workers, may challenge the legality of the board named to Investigate month ago. Because this occurred ::L I Lne - s0 ^ ccm ' walkout. Tile strike Is j night, the Navy considered the re- i ^ lc ! nr !>est in Ihu current .scries of Ai:o! Ijc-r was seen by n UJ3. plane | 53 ' | . OI >0 workers, operating off the Aleutians In d iiplit. Russia is reported to hav .submarine base near iliat area. ' periscope of a third. ri-| Vit ' lo the latest statement on Palestine Dv President Truman. The presi- closed recently by the committee [ ««*<! in Its letter would be used un- and U. s. Branson, architect, 'who also is a member of the church board. It was explained that the contractor probably will insist thr.t $175,000 toward the total cost of the church should be available before construction begins. It also was suggested the lending agencies probably will require a cash contribution equal to 60 per cent of the to- lal cost before advancing funds ta complete the structure. A special committee composed of the pastor, the Rev. Allen D. Stewart, Mr. Morris. Mr. Adams, Mrs. Georee \V. Pylcs, president of tlie Co. to the VHQC explained this statement included current used to run electric pumps at the pro- dent (1) insisted the U. S. still fav- jcct's water and sewer plants as ors eventual partition and (21 proposed an Aiab-Jewish truce to precede the trusteeship plan. Mr. Truman's statement got the expected reaction in Congress. Presidential aspirant Sen. Robert A. Taft, R. O., accused the administra-: tion of "complete confusion." ''I hope the president's appeal '.o (he Arabs and Jews to arrange h truce will be followed by both," Taft said. "But if war follows it is obviously the result of the administration's failure to back up a just and practical solution." Rep. Arthur O. Klein. D.. N. Y., described the Truman statement as dishonest and "double-talk." Sen, James E. Murray, D,, Mont., calling the president's policy "wcalt and vacillating", said thc desertion of partition was the "greatest victory since Teapot Dome" for- thc oil companies. It has been no secret in this capital that American leaders are extremely bitter about British action in Palestine—the decision to pull out on May 15 when the partition plan was not to be set up until sewer plants well as service to the housing units An adjustment for power used to operate those pumps during that period will be made by the utility, the letter stated, and this usage deducted from the bil. The Committee wit recomend to the Federal Public Housing Project in Ft. Worth. Texas, under which the housing quarters are operated by thc American Legion's VHQC for the city, that it. sign an interim contract with Ark-Mo for the use of rate schedule H-I until the meters are installed. That is the same rate schedude which was agreed on for use with the proposed "Chickasawba Courts' project of the Blytheville Housing Authority and thc schedule Ark-M Jayceettes 'Stunt Night' Program to Be Presented The Jayccrttcs Junior Chamber of , ,, Commerce Auxiliary, will present n.i Fa "- Missco Republicans To Select Delegates 30 by another merchant ship, wns i To State Convention and , OSCEOLA. March 26.—D. Fred ,-ra, some 800 miles Taylor Jr., of Osccola, chairman of the Mississippi County Republican from Pearl Harbor. Sullivan lojci the Senate committee that the Russians now have 2i[> subs and "undoubtedly are capable of producing on sliorl notice a large number Committee, announced today that the County Republican Convention _________ ...... - ____ ........... to restrict trade between thc United us, July H-17. The Institute Is Slates and Soviet ruissln, Colmcr said he. hail In mind an amendment thai would prevent lluj export of anything from the u. s to Die fio- vlet Union. Mundt's would deal largely with those goods which might add to Russia's war potential. Younq Democrats Seek Greater Zeal In Public Affairs Cieiie E. Bradley, Blylhcvllle attorney w!!i of I lie Democratic^ raining program for Oluimbcr of Commerce secretaries and managers. The Walker Pnrk beautlficatlon program launched by tlie Ktwanis Club here also was discu.«sed by Iho board. It wns decided that be- cullse nearly all of the board and other cluimbcr members were members of the various civic clubs par- liclputln in the program, that the uoard will not lake an active pan In it. Tlie directors, however, endorsed thc program. Thc Mississippi County program and Republican National Conventions lo MLss Montu Iluf-liL-s' Amer- I ^ lenn History claKs nt Blvliieville I lltrh ' School Tuesday in a talk sponsored by the Young Otmocrals Club of lo be presented next month by the Mississippi County. This talk is one of a series .sponsored by the county group and the Young Democratic Clubs of Arkansas lo stimulate In young people vastly superior" lo t Mississippi County Is entitled to tne nigh^specd. tons-range U-bo.-us r seven delegates and snven altcr- [nnle delegates to the stale conven- | tion which is scheduled for Mny II ' would be held in thc Court House I an Interest in government.' 1 affairs hC ,T, *£!!._?•„. . .. n " d ."> " lc "^ »« crtldcncy of developed by the Germans near Ib end of the war. Ailci '•not i, he said, this country has In Liltle Rock. Delegates to the state yet entirely pcrlected" coun- j convention will be chosen at the tei measures against tlie latest-type j county meeting. h c said. subs and the job will be "most dif- I Welch Poster of Biytheville j secretary of the Republican group. Victim of Swindle Identifies Pair Nabbed Here for White County 'Deal Two men • who gave dresses RS Manila were Scarcy by .White County their ad- so that none would be found on taken to! Johnson ir he were arrested. The officers i tourist court operator gave State lir,«m d, i" --..^--.-lay fol-[ Police and White County officers lowing their arrest here in a sub- a description of thc IB4B maroon sequent Investigation which Indi- Mercury coupe Johnson was dViv^g ^"XL™? 'l n .! C . !? C . Cn . lml01 ™' ?,"« * ^spotted here by State Po* and State Police late yesterday fol- ( Police and Mr- Truman reflected that bitter- oium. Night" at g o'clock tonight unman reiiccica mm DUU.T- in the high school auditorium ! ncfs at 1<is " cws confcrcllcc yester- The program will feature stunts J da >'- Hc Sill<i llc wasn't running the irepared and presented by the Pa-- j Driti sh government but added that •nt-Tcacher Associations and civi- the Bl ''tish were not supposed to clubs of Blytheville. Thc Boy and Girl scout organizations here also have entered stunts. Speciality acts between stunts and an orchestra Womnns' Society of Christian Service, and Mrs. F. E. Black, chairman of the church's parsonage com- j wi " furnish music before and af- mittce. was authorized to select a lcr the program, chairman for the building fund drive. The committee held ils initial meeting last night and will meet again Sunday. be presented lcles orl Palestine. A foreign office Mrs. t. P. Knapp Dies In Her Home in Luxora JCMrs. Georgia Knapp, 17, of Lux- 'WA. died In her home at 12:30 a.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. In the ,Cobb Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. c. E. Woodfln, pastor of thc Luxora Pentecostal Church- Burinl will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Mrs. Knapp was born In Kentucky and she had lived here a number of years. She Is survived by her husband, 3. p. Knapp and one daughter, Mrs . Bertie Carmon or 'Tomato. Weather Arkansas forecast: Cloudy, scattered thundc-rshowcrs in East and South, cooler in Northwest portion today. Partly clouoy and cooler tonight. Saturday, partly cloudy, cooler in Kast snd South portions. Minimum this morning—60. Maximum yesterday—82. Sunset today—6:17. Sunrise tomorrow—5:54. Precipitation, 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—.15. Total since Jan. 1—17.20. Mean temperature (midway between high low) — Normal mean for March —51.2. This Dale Last Year Minimum this morninc—30. Precipitation, Jan. 1 to this date pull out. so soon. The British 'feel ju.st as bitterly about Mr. Truman's changing pol- sixjkesman, when informed- of Mr. Trumar.'s appeal for a Jewish-Arab truce, wished the U. S. good luc^t, adding that the British had been trying to arrange one for years. Red Cross Drive In North Missco Tops $8,000 Mark Contributions to the Red Cros.s financial campaign now underway in North Mississippi County today passed the $8,000 mark. Additional collections reported by drive chairmen yesterday and today brought thc total to date to S8.184.73. in a confidence game knowi "money board." They gave the names of Ben i Johnson, 30, and Thomas Morrow, "ear about i;30 yes' 28. Both were arrested here by State Policeman A. E. chronistcr, who had mainlained a 10-hour watch on a parked car which matched thc description radioed to him by State Police at Forrest City. as thc j liccman chronlslci ! terday morning. of Ben ! The car was parked on Broadway its intersection with Main Street. Chronlster parked across the Intersection and remained there ui til Johnson and Morrow .arrived. Details of Trick i:\pl.ilnc-rl Chronister arrested the pair and What was at first believed lo he thcy w ' crc Ialcr Questioned b> city unly officers as well as stole , The tourist court operator terday afternoon showed. The and Sheriff John Martin of While "money board" game wns worked i County arrived here yesterday af- a robbery, turned out to be an al-i aTKl legcd swindle, an investicatlon yts- i on a tourist court operator n (_ tTnoon. when the men were Identi- popular government. Mrs. M. Roy. lhe organization's fy James - chair- for thc First Congressional District, pointed out. Mr. Brndlcy's talk will be the first In a series here. Similar talks on governmental topics will be presented here and in public schools throughout tlic state. Artluir S. (Toddi Han-Iron. Bly- thevllle attorney, is chairman of lhe Young Democratic Club of Mississippi County. Bradford, 18 miles south of New-. flod port, Wednesday and cost him be-! Tll e "money board" is an old twecn SI, 500 and $2,000. i scheme and officers said It works o, ,<„„„,. ,, ,., like this: Thc "con" man Interests Suspects Deny (.barge., , he v|ct , m |n R ^^ fflr mRh|iiR Both Morrow and Johnson denied | new currency from old by a trans- liavlng any connection with thoifer method. The apparatus consists scheme, but the tourist court op- 1 of a clamp 'arrangement of two Funeral Rites Tomorrow For Burdette Schoolboy Funeral services for Jerry Ray Kcmper, clsht-ycar-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ficldcn Kcmper of Bnr- delle. who wt,s killed in a traffic accident near Biirdctle Wednesday afternoon, will be conducted at 10 a.m. tomorrow at thc New Liberty Baptist Church by thc Rev. P. H. Jcrnlgiin ol Blytheville. Burial will be In the Maple Grove Cemetery. Young Kcmper was killed Wednesday when lie was struck by a truck driven by A. B. West of Blytheville as he walked home from school. Tbc accident occuned Jura North of Biirrteltc on South Highway 61. Tlic truck driver was not arrested. He is survived by his parents, four brothers and five sisters. lilythevllle mid Osccola Chamber the Greater Little Rock ot Commerce was discuss:d iiud Lloyd Dudley of Os:eoln, who will be main speaker, asked tlio board for Information on North Mississippi agriculture and Industries. A membership report showed thot 2-1 new members have been obtained to tiate and that the presetr. total stands at 322 members. The 1048 membership goal of the Chamber is WO. Missco School Plan Explained To Mcmphians Noble Gill of Blytheville. originator of the educational plan which olfers incer.ttve pay plan for teach- or.s and encourages the leaching of Americanism in schools, discussc'I Ills plan with members of the Trl- Slatc Area Development Advisory Committee m Memphis today. Tlie Tri-Stalc Area Development Advisory Committee is composed ol three members of the Agriculture Council of Arkansas, three members from the Delta Agricultural Coun cil, and three members of the Memphis Chamber of Commerce, Tlie commlUcc's duties are- lhe promotion of better educational and agricultural developments for the Trl-State area. Accompanying Mr. Oill to Memphis was L. G. Nash of Blythevilln president of the Mississippi 'County Farm Bureau. and killing four people at Lenna, Okla. In the next county half an ho-.ir later, the Red Cross said. About this same time farm'houses In another section several mile* east of Lenna, near Eufauia, Okla.. were damaged, and two more .fatalities occurred. , An hour later the storm atrnek n the next county which bordera Arkansas. Three persons died n that area, Red Cross reported.' Several persons were Injured la Arkansas as the storm lont ateam, and scattered property damage wa* cported. Relief was being carried nlo Isolated sections of the storm ?elt OQ horseback/ it was reported. More Revenues Urged for Roads . Legislative Council Hears PUa from Highway Engineer LITl-LE ROCK, Ark.. March 38; (UP)—Chief Highway Engineer A!f Johnson recommended today that revenues other than gasoline nnd motor vehicle license tees be used Lo pay the Inter Ml on the state's highway bonded Indebtedness. Johnson told the newly-created legislative council that Mich a move would relea.se funds needed annually for highway maintenance »n4 construction. However, he did not suggest » source of Lhe additional revenues. Johnson snid the state highway system Is deteriorating rapidly, and additional funds will be needed to keep lhe replacement program in line with depreciation. In answer to a question from Stale Senator Clyde Byrd oE El Dorado, Johnson said a refusal by Arkansas citizens to pay additional Luxes could mean the eventual destruction of the highway system. The engineer" said that despite the state's high tax on gasoline, "the people nre not paying for the roiuLs they are asking for," The council Ifiter voted to refer the problem to Its permanent highway committee fnr further study before the legislature meets next ye nr. Earlier the group took up the problem of obtaining additional land near the Slate Capitol building. A seven-man committee was named to study ways and means of acquiring the property and hatting the const ruction of apartment buildings near the state house. eralor, whose name was not avail-! boards, a pack of blotters able, yesterday Identified Johnson ! stack of good-grade paper. and a as the man who took his money. He also identified Morrow as the rMii who pulled the same swindle on him more than a year ago. He told officers he allowed Johnson to attempt, the scheme a second time Just so lie could find out how they worked it. officers expressed belief The operator purports to be able to duplicate real currency. l>clongl!ig to the victim, by dipping It In "chemicals,'' placing 11 and tbc blank paper between blotters, and clomping the whole lot between two boards. The victim Is then told to open the "money board" about 48 that Johnson did not complels the, hours later. In the meantime, the i trirk but scoo t "*cd up thc money tributions there to date pf 51640 o;flccrs found more than $3.000,! With the exception of one or two T\ « t- \- •!„»• * +.** r r\ i-« ' n«*Ji «^,uvu r i vvilll 11LC UALL'llUUll U| OIIC €)T IV, Q The solicitation teani of O. E. , m cst of it in large bills-, on Morrow.; bills on top or the pile, the bills arc Knudsen and Stewart Frcmian re- | Johnson was alOM at thc time ported an additional $125. bringing j and officers believed that Morrow their collections to date to *1,029.77. j was supposed to receive the money' operator, not placed between the remaining blotters but are "palmed 1 by Clear Lake Child Dies; Funeral to Be Tomorrow James Allen Turner. Iwo-monlh- old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Turner of the Clear Lake Community, died In his home today. Funeral services will tie conducted at 10 p.m. tomorrow at lhe home 'rj the Rev. II. W. Woolen, pastor of the Clear Uikc Church. Burial will follow In the Dogwood Ceniclery. Other than his parents, he is survived by a twin brother, Clyde Alfred Turner. Cobb Funeral Home Is In charge. A block of uranium 235. weighing 45 tons and measuring four feel, three inches square., would be sufficient to supply "all the electric power now consumed in this country during an entire year. Drunk Driving Charge Filed Following Accident A SI Louis man was fined $35 and costs in Municipal Court this morning on a drunken driving charged filed against him following a minoi collision here yesterday. He was Frank Scott, who was charged with driving while under the influence of liquor after he backed his car into one driven by Randall Hawks of Blythevtlle yesterday in front of the Hotel Noble. Police said minor damage resulted. Scott pleaded not guUty in courr. this morning. Forfeiture of a $35.25 bond was fcccrptcd by the court when O. E. Best failed lo appear to. answer the same charge. The court docket showed that Nathan (Junior) Moore had posted r. J15 tend pending a hearing on charges of speeding and failure to obey a traffic sigiuU. Gosnell School Seeks Loan to Enlarge Building A special election has been called in the School District No. 6 for April 29 to decide on a $5,000 loan from the State Revolving Loan Fund and the levying of a special two-mill tax on the assessed vahmt.-' Ion of the taxable property of thd district, it was announced today by John Maycs, county school supervisor. The. purpose of the loan «nd the levying of the special tax >; f*r repairing and enlarging the Gosnell School, Mr. Mayes stated. The Ooa- ncll School -has an enrollment of approximately 500 students and Is equipped to handle only about half that number. The school building also U hi need of repair, he said. Voting in the special election win be held in the gymnasium of th* school, between, the hours of 2. and 6:30 p. m. The assessed valuation of th« property In th<! school district kV 1343,243, Mr, Mart* slMcd.
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