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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOHTHKAST AKKA.NSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOUH1 VOL. XLV— NO. 8 Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Daily New: Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle Herald BLYTHKV11J ?., ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 1948 TEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES- FIVK CENTS New Draft Law May Be Passed; UMT is Shunned 2* Leaden in Congress Express Doubt Both Will Meet Approval WASHINGTON. March 27. (UP) —President Trumnn's lieutenants on capUol hill said today they are confident the Senate will approve a new draft law. But they expressed doubt that Mr. Truman's appeal for universal military training would be answered unless the world situation becomes grave. Members of the Senate Armed Service.? committee also said it is unlikely that Congress will give the President both his preparedness programs. Mnny members voiced the opinion that at present selective service seems to have the better chance of enactment. With both the House and Senate in recess for the Easter weekend, these were the developments: Subs Talked to., Bolster Flea Submarines—Res). Dewey Short. H.. Mo., said the administration's claim thai. Russian submarines Expected Veto Not to Kill Tax Bill, Leaders Say WASHINGTON, March 27. (UP) —Republican and Democratic s|K>kesmen in Congress today predicted flatly that President Truman's exacted veto of the $4.800, 000,000 income tax-cut bill will be overridden by a big margin. Chairman Eugene D. Millikin, R, Colo..' of the Senate Finance Committee, said more senators may vote to override a *eto than voted for U>e tax cut in the first place. An administration lieutenant on capitol hill, who declined use of hh name, agreed (hat Mr. Truman has lost all hope that Congress will sustain a veto. Lewis' Boycott Brings Subpena Fact-Finding Board Angered by Action Of Mine Union Boss (By United Press) A presidental fact-finding boarc planned today to order John L Lewis to a coal strike hearing Mon fcdera mption o negotiations in the natlonwid meat walkout. Lewis, head of 400,000 striking United Mine Workers, boycotted a board scsion yesterday, declaring he have been sighted OH U.S shores Is | dlly 'if necessary, while just a lot. of wild talk." Short said mediators called for a rcsunv the statement sounds to him like something the navy came up with to bolster its plea for more money for preparedness. Rep. Albert J. Engel. R.. Mich., said it seems "strange" that the Navy has known about the SUDS since January but didn't tell Congress 'until they were asking for more money." Russian Trade—The administration's ban on shipment of "war goods" to Russia got a mixed re- jjjption in Congress. Rep. Ross Riz- Wy. R., Okla.. whose House surplus property investigators have been looking into U.S.-Rnssian trade, said tjie new policy is "wonderful." But Sen. Homer Ferguson, R.. Mich., said it fails to make clear just what goods contribute to "war potential." Unless the administration makes a "definite decision" on that point, he said, Congress may have to do It. China Criticized Scene of Special Services 25 Killed and 18 Missing As Storms Hit in Indiana, Illinois, Alabama, Louisiana u M.CC™ r*,,ri * Death T ° n * or 10 Do x s of VWiiB, N. MISSCO lOlin f/oods and Fog Goes Above 700 To Open Monday wanted time to study lls legal authority. Tiie panel immediately authorized j a subpena to force the mine chief I to appear in case he failed to show j up. Judge _ Sherman million, boanl chairman, said If Lewis Ignored the order, the case would be turned ove 1 ; —Courier New* 1'hiilo Observance of,Easier will have extra significance for members of the First Christian Church, Sixth and Main, tomorrow for it will be the first in their new church and an added feature \v\\\ be the formal Inslnlla- lon service at 1:30 p. rn. for the congregation's new piv-.tor, the Rev. Lester D. Slrubhtir, who crime to Blytheville recently from Moulton, Jowa. The church-4s show above. to the Justice Department. In the meat strike, U. S. conciliators requested a renewal of wage talks between the big packing firm;, and tlie CIO United Packing-house Workers. Negotiations had been halted while a presidential fact- finding board conducted hearings. While government officials sought to end the 13-day-old coal dispute China— The Senate Foreign Re- • soft coal operators said many mines lations Committee has 'warned Congress that this country, /"cannot underwrite the,destiny of China." The committee approved a »453,OOQ.- 000 Chinese aid grant, but sh?,rply criticized Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist government in ah accom- report. . ; Taxfe—^Chairman Eugene n. MiV lijcin, ^V/ Colo.; of ' Seriate Finance Committee predicted flatly that Congress will override the expected presidential tax bill veto handily. He said he Is confident "we will pass tlie bill over a veto by about the same number of votes we cast for the bill before, and maybe l Mfcw more." The Senate had 18 votes ^nore than necessary to override a veto, the House 51 extra. Mr. Truman is expected to fire the J4.8CO.- 000.000 tax-cut bill back to Congress next week with a veto message urging that the money be spent on defense projects. which were unaffected by the walkout and some retail dealers, had begun voluntary rationing. The action was 'taken, they said, The Rev. Ivan D. Crewdson of Little Rock, state secretary for th: Church of Christ, will conduct th»: installation service for the new pastor, who succeeded the Rev. R. Scott Baird. The church was creeled during the pastorale of the Rev. Mr. Baird, who now is pastor of tha First Christian Church iti Shawnee. Okla. Prior to the installation service, the Rev. Mr. Crewdson and Dr. Donald A. McCngran. a missionary who has served In India, will meet wilh members of the Layman's League of the local church, and Mrs. Wilma Ruth Maledcm of Little Rock, director of woman's work for the denomination, will meet wltn the women of the Blylhevllle church. 24 Criminal Cases On Docket for Ttrm; Light Will Preside Auproxlmulrly 34 ynncs, «, do/.cn ol Uu'in old nnos curried over from ... previous terms of court, have been I Io * s ^ ni properly docketed lor Lhc ctlmliuil term! 'Hie new storm* rnlsixl the iml- By UnltMl Prtiu State mid federal agencies joined with the Red Cross today to rusli uicl to MidWeslcrn mid Southern communitie» where tomatoes left M persona (lend and missing last night. Twenty- five persons were listed as dead in the storms, 19 in huliflim, tlirce in Alumnlw, three in Illinois, and one in !.ouisiinn. Kighteen others were missing and feared dead in Indiana. Hundreds of persons were injured and millions of dollar! of the Clilckasnwlni District of Mississippi Co'.mty circuit Court which convenes In the Court House here Monday morning. Thirteen of the ciises, involving felonies docketed" since the last criminal term lust November, Involve bmglnry and grand larceny charges. No murder cases appeal- on the docket. The ease of Harry Prltnlus. nly- llievllle merchant Indicted for em- beKKlcinent is among those on tlie docket. According (o the grand '.try Indictment. Frl talus Is accused of embezzling SI 1,235.51 last March while lie wns an agent for (he. American Express Co., Iho firm which Issues travelers cheques. Ilu entered a plcn or not guilty at the last term of court nnd the casi! D, McGasran wii, speak again at | *"*" l ™' tc ""' »' Ihe night .service niicl the pastor will deliver the Easier message at the morning service. ta!s, puiy ic utilities and food processing plants, "Secretary of the in-j terior 'J. A^ Krug urged rationing' Jr<v.c;ive, top priority to ( p$seni!al Users. • " * ' 534.000 Workers Idle The coal and meat strikes top llir nation's current labor disputes which have Idled a total bf 534,000 workers Mintoii said he believed Lewis would attempt the moriday meeting.! The UMW president said yesterday I he expected to have reached a de- ! cision on the" board's legality by then. Failure to obey a court order, Minton said would make Lewis liable to a fine or jail sentence, or both. Goal operators told the board yesterday thai-Lewis had provoked the strike, which followed a dispute over miners' pensions. The UMW has de manded S100 a month for miners with 10 to 20 years service. Efforts to reach a settlement in the meat strike were spurred by the arrest yesterday of 39 pickets"at Omaha. The strikers were charged f .v- TT . t j • witn trespassing on company prop- '^^f/J?, 1 !™ 11 "^ ! crt l' and Picketing trains. More than JOO pickets have ben taken into custody at Omaha. UN Palestine Commission to Go to England LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., March Joint Sunrise Service to Feature Blytheville s Observance of Easter und Christ's Resurrection i ^ • . . Christians in Blytlieville, in Arkansas and throughout tlie nation will participate in the observance of Easter and Christ's resurrection tomorrow \vllh sunrise services. The Protestant churches in Blytheville will unite in a sunrise servfce to be conducted in the First Methodist Church, Seventh and Main, nt G:30 a. m., with the Rev. Lester D. Strubhar, pastor of the First Christian Church, dclivcriiig the Easter : ' + < In ahqther sunrise se members of the Firsi Church, Eighth and Wn .hear Ihclr 'pa*t« the Brown, in their own chin olics will observe mn&s at 7:30 a. in, and at 10:30 with the Rev. B. Francis McDeviU In charge. He will be a.ssi.slcd by the Rev. Paul In Die services at CathoHc Church, Ash and Division Streets. Members of Temple Israel will ncrease Favored for Railroad Men WASHINGTON, Mar. 27. (UPl — A presidential emergency board today recommended a l5- l .i* cents ho'urly increase for approximately 15O.COO railroaders threatening a nationwide strike. The board recommciuied Ihe increase for engineers, firemen and switchmen on the nation's railroads. The board recommended that the Increase by rctroact.V'e lo Nov. 1 1947. The increase would put the engineers, firemen and switchmen on Temple mcci at 4:30 p.m. for special KtisLcr services to be conducted by Rabbi I Alfred Vise, nnd in the Lutheran i Church, special services will be I conducted for the deaf. The Rev. I Robert Jaeger Is pastor. | Although It was chilly this morn. ing and some clouds were predicL- ; cd for Arkansas cy the Weather [ Bureau -in Little "Rock for this afternoon and tonight, there was promise of fair weather for the state tomorrow and slightly higher ... ____ ______ ..... _ ...... the same level with nil other rail- j temperatures for those who make arm bureau Nearing Goal Also scheduled to be tried this term Is Phillip Klmbro, Ulythcvllte Negro, whose capture last Dcccm- ' Is believed to have clr-avcd up year-long wave of tourist court and residence burKturlcs here. Judge Light to 1'resUln Klmbro was captured when C. Abraham, owner of H tourist court on South Highway 61, shot the Negro five times at ulosc rarVjiC with a AS caliber pistol ns he attempted to prowl a tourist • CRbln- Kimbro Inter recovered and faces charges of bui«lary. «'• More than H dozen of the cases docketed are old one curried over from previous lerm., Municipal n|i])enr nl the Itrst tlnys session lo prevent rtcjny -In beginning the term. An n(Uoi»'iiC(l civil term of Circuit Court mny follow the crlmliml division, according to nn agreement. Circuit Judge Znl U. Hnn-ison ot The North Mississippi County Farm Bureau membership <lrive| Blythevlltc nnfcle with the Bur As- moved to within 051 members of Its soclntlon here Jnnuiiiy. ciuoln loclny with n total of 1.743, 'I" 1 '" extra civil term wns sought Ion's loss In violent, wenlher of the piisl 3(1 haul's lo 56 dead nnd more thnn 400 Inluicd, In (lir la,I 10 Hay*, (nrnidlMfi, wliidalurmit. riuodi. »nil (oj have Ukrn » toll at IOX prr«ms drad »nd unrt' m( , r , (I,,,, i JOQ persons Injured. Three tonindncs struck lost nlghl. 111(1 I'lrsl In Ml»«»irl Oiii; lilt In eastern Missouri, roared over parts of Southern Illinois, nnd then slushed into Imllnnn. Twin tornndocs ripped Into Allcevllle, Aln, killing three persons. Injuring 40 nnd llRtlrnlin: 40 homes. Another hit nenr Onc-llka, Alu., nnd ciuised | Severn! Injuries niul some damage. I ConlcKvllle, Ind., wns almost flnl- i toned. The bodies of nl lenst H I persons were recovered todny nn<i | mnny more wero believed burled In I the wrccknge. Two persons were killed nl Hadey, Ind., mid another wns believed • lend. Two others were killed at Danville nnd Ashcrvlllc. One person listed ns cicncl at Stcmlyvtile later wns fmmd nlive. Communlcnllons were disrupted throiiKhonl the Indiana lornndo nrcn and offlclnls hnd to use radio to direct rescue work, Rescue Work Hampered Ronds were closed In aie stricken urea nflcr Col. Robert Rosso*' of Ihe Sintc Police sold "too > many people were inovliiK In and out of the district nud hnmpcilng r'icue work. " A mother nnd her two sons were Pails 111., when ruin »nfi - ""'•" -• the Mldwast car : to skti t The dead ' were Mrs. tttWirinin 37, Purls, and her sons, Poster 10 nnd Victor Rny 2',4. The Tnriinnii Red Cross rushed n crew of 76 rescuc'workers to Conl- svllle with blankets, cols, mobile canteens, ambulances, drugs, blood plasma and drinking water supplies. Temperature Congress Warns Against Blunders Committee Urges Care to Avoid Use Of Troops Abroad (Unllfd Prm surf Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Mar. 27. (UP)— The Senate Foreign Relations Committee. It wa s learned today, wants Congress to go slow on foreign commitments thai might have to tie redeemed by American troops. Tlie committee, headed by Sen. Arthur II. Vandenborg, R., Mich., Is particularly concerned over th« strong sentiment In some congressional quarters for large-scale U 3, military assistance to China. U Is understood, however, that some committee members »re. even more concerned lest American foreign aid commitments In Greece, Turkey mid Italy require use: of American troops under the least favorable circumstances. The committee, lii its report on the chlnu-ald prog rum yesterday, warned Congress to refrain ?from "specific and detailed .military commitments which may 'effect such allocation (of military forces) In the future." No foreign ild bill approved or now pending befqre Congress privities for • use of American iroofit 'anywhere at .-any lime. But gome .members are worried that promise* of U.'S. ,mll!tsryjuppUeaf *nd tech-' •rilcai: advlcer'toTfnll-CdHi'SiUriist for? ccs may touch ofi a situation hi which actual combat forc«* may b« needed. , : The committee approved a 1*63,000,000 aid grant to China, but at the same time shurp!;' criticized the Nationalist government of .Gen- memberships reported sold to dntc. Seven communities In North Mississippi County have reported reaching or exceeding their 1948 quoins, the latest two being New Liberty, which reported topping Its quoin of ^00 members, nnd Del!, where drive workers reached their goat of members, early todny. Other communities achieving Iheir cville Assoclntion • by the to suits. elation is scheduled lo be held here during the courl term, New Crises l.lstrd Information hn.s been filed by J50 1 Deputy Prosecuting Attorney II. G. ' Pnrtlow o( Blythevllle on the following defendants, accused or fcl- Nations Palestine Commission said today that the commission may move to London next month for economic and financial negotiations with Great Britain. The trip is being considered despite Ihe attempt by the United States to scrap Ihe Palestine pnr- tllon program and suspend all work of the five-nation commission, the officinl said. Success of the new American policy on Palestine would wipe out the commission's assignment, but Commission members apparently ^tatvc been Influenced by Uie failure of American officials tHus far to whip up much support for their proposals. The London trip originally was scheduled to begin April 7 for the five diplomats making up the commission. Sudden abandonment of the Holy Eastern Arkansas Farm Leaders to Confer in Marion Walter D. May. Jr.. president of Crittenden County Farm Bureau, has announced that a meeting of Farm Bureau presidenls from counties affected bv a "very light nitrogen fertilizer situation", will be held at 10:00 o'clock Wednesday, at the community Building in Marion. Mr. May called the meeting in Ihe hope Ihat Farm Bureau presidents, representatives of business firms and farmer coopeiatives who sell liquid fertilizer to supplement road employes who have accepted a 15'^ cents-an-hour increase. Previously, some informed sources had said that unless the board recommended at least 18 cents an iiour increase nnd certain other benefits the engineers, firemen and switchmen would begin walking out in 30 dnys. ' Lake, Calumet, and Ifiilr Moon. One an insufficient supply of nitrogen fertilizer, could make this ma- through established estine, forced Ihe change iu plans. , " 1 " "<* * ablc '° Land partition program by the United Stales, which now wants A temporary UN trusteeship over Pal- ! l f rlal commission u, channels. | L. G. Nash, president of the Mis- It had been assumed since Ihe \ ^''^ County Farm Bureau change in American policy that the 1 UIJlncv1111 commission would cancel Us London trip because of Ihe uncertainly now shrouding Ihe entile Palestine question. UN sources said, however, that so far there has been no change in the UN plan for dividing Palestine into two stales on Mny 15 and there is no certainty that the United States will succeed In changing that plan. resent Mississippi county at the meeting in Marion. Cafes, Lunch Counters Rated in Caruthersville CARUTHERSV1LLE. Mo.. Mar.Ml 27— Final Inspection of all places sen-ins; food in Caruthersville wi;l New York Stocks Final Stocks'. A T and T Amer Tobacco . ... Anaconda Copper . kEcth Steel ^~hrysler Coca Cola Gen Eit'ftrie Cell Motoi-6 MonlRoincry Ward N Y Central In I Harveslw . ... K: 1 . 1 !:! Am Avimion Kciiublic Steel . ... Radio Socony Vacuum . . Studebaker Standard of N J ... T x ; C:r\i Packard 1« 3-8 57 34 3-1 M 59 ir.o 35 1-8 53 3-8 53 1-8 H 87 1-8 12 1-8 jbc held Tuesday and Wednesday of next week by the Stale Health Department officials. County Health Department officials and the sani- lation officer, and City Health officials. ThU inspection wilt determine whether or not restaurants, cafes. and lunch counters should be classified as "A" "B". or "C" places. Those places receiving a "C" rating will be on Hie rralicled lisl. and will be given 30 days to .make improvements required to make them eligible for a "B" card. In case they fail, they will be restricted by health officials from further food service. ThU survey began March 8. and of Easter an occasion for parading ' n""'" 5 ^ 1 ^ Armorcl, ^Huffman, Clear line clothes. • --- ~- -. --• • •- -• ... Special Services In Little Rock A union sunrise service will be held on the capitol steps in Little Rock sponsored for the third time by the United Christian Youth Council. The Rev- W. B. Oglesby, Jr., pastor of the Pulnskl Heights other community, Lost cane,' h<ui| ,,^!f." < ? "S"'^ "J.H"!"'!!.'''.!!!!!!"'! reported 90 per cent or ils goal nnd drive workers llicre cxpccl to reach The board also recommended pay Presbyterian Church will deliver adjustments to put earnings of! the Easter message, and the Little yard service employes on n par with ' Rock A Capella choir will sing. other railroad employes with strri-1 The main observance In Hot ilar skill and responsibilities. 'springs will center armmd the train all, the unions requested < dltional community sunrise serv- chnngcs in 25 working rules nnd _ j c( , n i op H ot Springs Mountain with the railroad operators proposed re- i music by Ihe Hoi Springs Choral ' visions of 15 rules. | club. Wearing white robes. Die Thirty-seven working rules were singers* 1 will march over winding brought to the emergency board ' traits to the fool of the Innjc rug- which made recommendations on gr[ ] t ross silhouetted against the each of the issues. The board refused to recommend extra pay for night shifts or Sim- day and holiday work The three-member fact-rinding board pointed out that the problems and issue Involved were those that onU the parties in question could solve. The report now' will be given to the railroads and Ihe union.'!. They will have 30 days in which rising sun. Elsewhere millions of Americans will attend Easter services tomorrow. Many of- them will make traditional pilgrimages, to sicrcd spots, j while others will attend sunrise scr- , vices at huge out-of-door amphi- ] theaters. [ Over* most of the I See KASTKR on llicir quota by next week. The last statewide tabulation released by the slate headquarters in Little Rock gave Mississippi County the lead over all other counties ;jf the state with a total of 2.G56 members. Crittenden County, state winner in last year's membership campaign, (railed Mississippi County witli 2,062 members; according to the report. Osceola Churches Unite For 6 a.m. Easter Service 'flic churches of Oscenlii will ioin in sunrise Easter services at a social Sunrise Service to be held at the First Baptist Church, at 6:00 a. m. Sunday. 'Hits service was originally scheduled to be held tit llic Athletic Field Fear of unfavorable dropped sharply MldWesl todny In speed up disposition of civil j w f llc . h . Bnvc l)lrlh to tl>c ™>'les""of s. A meeting of the bar a.sso- »''»'"«lo"'m» and tornndocs that has swept the nation In Ihe past two dnys. A dust storm reduced visibility lo one mile Inst night as n 40-mile per hour wind swept over I lie old dust bowl of northwestern Oklahoma nnd Southern Knnsns. The tornndo hit first North of St. Charles, Mo. A St. Louis .subrub, nfler n series of windstorms and lornndoe.s left 13 dead nnd BO in- Georj-e Cooper o[ clear Luke, grand | Jmcd In Oklahoma and part of Arkansas the night before. It destroyed the concrelc admtnlslrnt- onies committed since the lastcrlm- "inal term: larceny; C. Sandcr.s. overdraft; . eralissimo Chlnng Kai-Shek. It nld "Ineptitude In military leadership and corruption among army commanders hns contributed largely to , the lowered morale of the,Chln'es« government troops." •" ili'ccny; Basil Bnker, forgery; Cage Fcathcr-stonc, Jesse I-ee Boldnn and Robert Spirit, Blythevllle Negroes, burglary; Jlmmlc Beavers, Jcnc Fisher and'L. W. Fltzhugh, all of Blylhevllle. grand larceny; Ray -Scott of Osccola, einbcx/.lcment; L ion building and a metal hanger at Smart Field near St. Charles. FERRIDAY, La., March 27. (UP! —A tornado ripped along the East bank of l.nke' St. John. 15 miles C. cm-son and Wallace Carson, of I Norlh ot Ferridny, Inst night, kll- "'""'""'"" " " '" ""*' ''Ing one person and Injuring 'nine. Pemiscot Father-Son Farm Team Wins Soil Conservation Award CARUTHKRSVILLK, Mo., March —J. W. Shrader nnd son, Wesley. Blylhevllle, assault lo rob. ' James Wells. Blylhevllle Negro, grnm] Inrceny: Vernon Ftny of lily- thevllle, rape; .I.-uno-s Thomns and John Lewis. Blythevtlle Negroes, grand Inrccny; Kugcne Shaw of Blythcvlllc, grand iiirctny; Jessie Lee Bluclt nnd Jessie Lfe 11111. lily- Iheville Negroes. rcccivhiK stolen . properly: Ros« Hnv. grand lnr-. or ">B''"«> K'dge community, north- oi Lenchvillc.! Wl ' st "' ""V". won the falhcr-and- 1 son division competition for Missouri in the "Savp. Enrich Our Soil" King nation, Pase * the weather | <j cr ! prompted the change in locations- yesterday. The service Is being spon- I sored by the ministerial alliance of I the city. ccny; Goldte iwrjury. George Donaldson of Blythcville, grand larceny; Claude Smlthwlck of Scnath, Mo., obtaining money uii- falsc pretense; II. D. Bennett !o Attempt lo reach an agreement.' Fire on South Lilly Damages Negro's Home An oil heater was believed today to have been the origin of a fire Strong Arm of Law Weakens; Policeman Confesses Murder •I Clear Lnke. forgery and littering; Alfred 'lliomns. bvirplnry; Willie Jeffcr.son. nlylhevillc Negro, burglary; Leonard Morris of Dell, rape; Kenneth Hampton and Vernon Lee Davis of Leachvlllc, grand larceny. Dewey, in Sudden Move, Seeks Wisconsin Votes OKLAHOMA CITY. Mulch 27 I today. Sims said. He wrote wllh hif, ALBANY, N. Y , Mil re h 27. lUP> which did heavy damage to the in-j itJ.P.i—A former bimran. Okla .,-. left, hand—nnd it wns his left-hand-| —Cov. Thomas K. Uewcy announc- cd tocay that he will go to Wis-, .crior of a Negro residence at 1012 policeman confessed today that i cd ness that first brough him under South Lilly last night. ('while on duty he brutally murdered The blaze swept Ihrouch :tie sis-;,, waitress, stuffed her hall-nude room house occupied by Davt Pankey, Negro, and his wife and dangh body into an auto trunk, then proceeded calmly to help question other ter. A few items of personal prop-i siifpecls in the crime, crly were saved but damage to the; The confession of L P. iLcftyl interior of the house was reported; powlcr. who left the Duncan po- as heavy. ,j c( , f orce B rter the murder, was suspicion. The Beavers woman had been bcajcn severely on the right side the head. Sims said, v;hlch Indica cousin to ir.ake an eleventh hour appeal for support In Ihe April 6 leave Albany Wcdnes- of i OOP primary. it- Dewey will l 25 3-1 I the temporary ratings gave six cat- 9 7-8 ing 'places "A" ratings, two "B" 16 1-2 | ratings, and eighteen received "C" 18 1-4 i ratings. However, restaurant owners "H 1-2 | have cooperated very 'well and sev- 5S I cr?l have already improved lhe:r i 1-2 lating, Pankcy lolri firemen he was in bed disclosed by State crime Bureau'Hegal Branch announced in Dun- when Ihe fire slarted about 9:45 chief Jake Sims. Sims said Ihe con-1 can. Fowler was arrested only cighl last night. The blaze occurred short-1 fcssion was signed after questioning; days ago. aflcr the other pair had at Chickasha. Okla., last nlghl. Previously Fowler hp.d confessed only Ihat lie Imri hid the body of Helen Beavers, 2fi. afler Hilolhrv prrson had bludgeoned her to dcalh cd a left-hander. jdny for a swing through Ihe Mid- Two other suspects In the case.i West, His firsl slops will be in Wis- bolh charged with the murder. arc| cousin where he will appeal personally to Ihe voters to supporl his rieiegfltcs to (he Republican Na- lionnl Convention. being released, County Attorney ly after heater. his daughter llghled Ihe Weather Arkansas forecast; Partly cloudy tonight. Colder today and in South portion tonight. Sunday, fair and slijrhtly warmer. Minimum this morning—40. Maximum yesterday—80. Sunset today—6:17. Sunrise tomorrow—5:53. Precipitation. 24 hours to 7 a.m. toda>—.16 Total since Jan. 1—17.45. , been charged. Sims did not release Immediately Fowler's lalrsl confession. Portions loathe earlier statement [ Fowler admitted hiding (he night of Jan. 23. In the earlier) were made public. -• • confession lie claimed Ihat he was "protecting" a fellow officer *,vho had actually committed the murder. Although he left the force bc-forc body was found, Fowler "hung arouna" in Duncan and was permitted by police lo assist In all-night grlllings of two men suspected of the murder, Eims said. The 3G-ycar-old ex-cop wrote nut In l which the body Disclosure of the policeman's crime came after a Stephens County Grand Jury had investigated al- Irgcd misconduct of peace officers in Duncan. Ouster proceedings against the Duncan police chief are pending. The ouster sull claims laxity In enforcement, of Oklahoma dry laws. The following week he will RO to Ncbra.ika to campaign for support in the April 13 primary election in that state. Dewey's decision to make a personal bid tor Wisconsin's 27 dele- gales to tin: GOP National Convention came as a surprise. He will be opposed in Ihe Wisconsin primaries by Gen. Douglas MacArlhur and former Gov. Harold Stas.scn of Minnesota. finals held at Memphis last week, it was announced here yesterday. The other finals winners from Missouri counties went to residents of Cape Cira:dean County, in th; owner-operator division, and tho tenant division. Prizes In each in- slnnce was $190 savings bonds. Arkansas, Tennessee. Mississippi nnd ten Missouri counties competed in the contests, sponsored Jointly by -Friends of the Land." The Press Scimitar, and Ihe Chamber or Commerce, in Memphis. Mr. Shrader and his .-ion operates 500-ncrc farm near Hiyli. The son, Wrslcy. Li manager. They have cooperated wii.b the County Soil District since Its Inception about iwo years ago, and have done an outstanding job on drainage work, crop rotations, and the use of green nianure such as clover and vetch, and use of limestone. Wesley is chairman of Ills district board ol supcrvtsors and is a member of the County FHA advisory board. H» ar.d his father have taken a leadership part in Farm Bureau and Farm Extension activities- In this county. Cattle Rustlers Disarm Officer, Thwart Arrests MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 37. CUP)—Two Negroes escaped today after disarming ConstaVc Ray Russell of Rossville who had'intercept- ed their truck loaded with .stolen cattle. State, county and city police joined the search for the cattle rustlers. . A neighbor telephoned Russell this morning "about some people who had been stealing cattle around Rossville." James Russell, the constable's son :.atd the Information was that the "thieves' truck was coming up th« road." '"Dad went out alter them." James siiid. "He had lo go only about half n mile on Highway 72 near Col- liervhle before he spotted the truck." Russell stopped the truck, the son said. "There were two. but I guess dad only saw the driver. The other one had gotten out and ran -around thft truck. Whei. my rather w»s examining the cattle the other ono grabbed him and took his gun away. H« got a little scratched up in tht scuffle." The negroes took Russell"! c«r keys and mane him walk otit In a field. Then they drove off. Albert Persons, Collierville dairr- man said he had telephoned th« constable. Many motorists often forget tint the steering mechanism of thetr car many moving parts, which U IILI: OD-\V HI -uiu uA-Luii wruu: mu. vsiir.s ma not rev 1 is confession In longhand at 1 a.m. live for the crime. Snr.s did not reveal Fowler's mo-1 should be lubricated at regular intervals. Stock Market Irregular; Trading Volume Small NEW'YORK, Mar. 27. (UP)—The slock market was Irregular today In a small volume of trading. A few stocks were wide-moving features. These included Gulf Oil, down more than 3 on a proposal to raise the company's debt and Issue 8,000,000 additional shares of common. Common and "B'' shares of American Tobacco Co.. were soft, the common losing 1-3 S and tho "B" losing '.4, both to IfrU lows. 29 Schools File Election Returns With Supervisor Final returns from »11 but one of the county's 30 school districts In the annual school election held March 20. have been certified by County Supervisor John Mayes, it was announced today. The only community remaining to be heard from is Brinkley where no candidates were nominated and electors were to appoint one director by write-in ballott. Results from elections In thre« districts were received by Mr. Mayea yesterday. Two directors were named in the Brown School District with Lon Mathts elected to » two- year term and L. T. Copeland for » five-year period. At Blsiclcwater, L. N. Waddell *'»i elected M » five-year director »nd at Tom«t& E. E. E«too received • three-year appointment. All thre* of th« districts reporting yesterday approved ih» 18 mill ad valorem tax lor schools.

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