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BUTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS i •if THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP fJORTHKAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI voi,. xxxni—NO. ana Ulylhevllle Courier • niylhevllle Herald Blytlievllle Dally News • Mississippi vall ].:,. ARKANSAS. WICONESDAY, MAUCII 3, 1037 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CBKjTS PRESS DRIVE ON NEW FRONTS Heavy Puichabcs. in London Largely Made for U S Accounts LONDON. Mar. 3. (UPI—Tlic newspaper Financial Times'nsssrl- cd today that, al least 50 pjr cent nf purchases.of American storks in London at present were for American •accounts for the purpose ol | Loyalists Are Back In Toledo MADRID, Mar. 3. (UP)—Loyalist Iroops entered Toledo, southwest of Midi 1:1, today aii;t fought rfliels In t'rc streets, the newspaper chirkl.ul reported. 'Our troops (loyalists), backed by heavy artillery Tire, entered Ihe slreels of Toledo in the district near the Alcazar," the pajwr said. (The ancient Alcazar forlress was the scene of a loyalist siege last fall when rebels held out until re- enforcements captured Tcte<to and freed them.) On II e Tihven de h Rehn • Jess J'White Announces for First Ward Seal Announcement or his candldary at Ihe April municipal'election for the, First, ward seal, on the city council • now held by Marion W(i- I ins enulldntc '01 major »as made today by Jesse White. Mr White, almost a life-long I resident of Ulylhevllle, has been 1 in the sign '^business here fov 15 years; during all of which time he I has lived First ward, where lie owns his home. | In announcing his candidacy he OEBT BILL said that If the vole: ; camlli TS of V ills waul chose him'to represent them on (lit city council he would discuss nil pending matters with, the people of the ward and devote his best efforts to advancing their interests and those of the city In general. Holding Ihe cipilil piolits li\ uuii r , ollt the p-ipei leport-d om loi- rlhei Aineilcin restrictions . ,IM utilleiv is bombirdmg the American buyers of American se- | town, • which virtually is sur cuiliies here ire miking eveij cf I lo'uided fort lo insine that then deihngs Reliel lo«es m tie last thr"-, n R T T I T III o-,tipe the ittcntlon of the Roose cUvs cf lh,htln« on the Madnil U 11 II I L Inl veil idmintstiition the n'vvspi [front weie unofTrlflli estimated II H I I I I Mil pw 4tstued idding it »oie linn 1000 in i 6eii»s nf ILL Ml Tor this purpose !i number ol syndicates have been forme:!, some whli a capital of 550,000,000 ami even more In addition. it was asserted. It v,as beheied th it s°ver>l sjndic-itc, iy-eie opentin on the continent £ fiartiuiltil} in Amsfidim and parii 1 ^Buyers, the newspaper asserted, approach the market indirectly, mostly through British brokerage hoi.->es i-, inj large orvleij e\ mi <d in London dileclly b> Ammcan houses would be likely to attract Ihe allenlion of American authorities. For • Ihe same reason.-It was ••lid, big oideis aie b mw plic d bj British linns in behalf of American purchasers, well spread over a number of American houses. Jvfaiiy o:'dars, Ihe Financial,Tim? assei ted,- were received from niian- tnl houses in belnlf of clients \ihae real ideiitilv vis not clis t td^ri » i J attacks. and. loyalist counter- The loyalists- In the Usera dis-| after repulsing! were repotted tricl last a rol: ;ittack Two White Men Stabbed in Riot Aboard New ..-•. i <Li.iai,n ncii; 1 c 1JV,-.leu I f~\ I T II hue idvanced in a counter I UlleatlS 1 lOlley .Utack and occupied new positions, Ovieilo Rotnbardcil GIJGN, Spain; Mar. 3 . (UP)— ovaiist ai-ailfiy subjected the heart of Oviedb to a 'terrific bom- " hnv Mombeis Dod'gr Roll Call on AnliAd miiustidtion Measuie ' LITTLE,ROCK, Mar. 3. i(OP) — Aiiti-adinlnislraiton : forces In the house today, passed'the'.Harris bill transferring Ihe Indebtedness or all free' bridge dlslrlcls In Ihe stale to the highway department by a vole of 52 lo ,28, The meibiire, Introduced by IVp Carllon Harris of Jefferson county vvus debated for more than an hour before a final vote was taken. During the course of tin debate' a number of representatives''' left the chamber not li ictinn unlil ihe ballot hod been cast, I Crawford Leads Opposition Leading the fight against the' bill were Reps. Msans Wilkerson ol Greenwood and Ivy w. Crawford of Uljlhcvill" Slcol Union Wins 'RcroimLion Osceola School Child Injured by Automobile OSCKOLA, Ark.—Emily 1/ots Dc- Lincey, 8, daughter bi Mr. and Mrs! Tom neumcey, .suffered, a' fractured right leg mid severe bruises when struck by a car driven-by Josephine; Scurlock, V Osceola high school student, al. noon yesterday; The: accident • occurred opposite the grade school building us the pupils were coming out for Ihe noon, hoMi'., Kmlly Lois ran from behind a cai Hint was backing out and directly Into the path of the Scurlock car, Miss Scurlock, who was accompanied by, Frances Jnffe, daughter immediately stopped hei cai and look the child to the 'ofllce of a locnl physician (or ilrst nld irc'nt- ment. , she was later-taken to the Uapl 1st. hospital In Memphis. Miss S.mloclt Is the diughlei of J C Scmlock, O-iccola building contractor Decision Follows Signing of Contract by Bt.g Steel Company * ' By Unlit A Press > * „, „.,-.„,. , - I Sporadic violence broke out, J on 01 fc, si jarre, Osceoln moichnnl, the mtlon's shlke- front today as immpMln loin d^iMvwi u«. «n. „...» . . .. «j«. bardment" today assault "unils ' lovcrnmenl to slonii the „ „ . . NCW ORLEANS \far 3 (UP)-| ,.?T/?. rci ,','.'. while men were slabbed criti- •ally today in a riot with negroes n a strest car In downtown New Orleans. Al Morales, 28, and Frank Miel- leur, 35. were taken to charity hospital. Morales, a former prize fighter, was slabbed in the back. Miel- l;ur was slabbed and suffered a jossible skull fracture. The fight allegedly started when Momles, Mielleur and another white man were said lo have mad: -ting remarks directed at sev- lha ftu ' 'Jim Tractor Operator Is Severely Burned Milton Beaslcy, 21-yeav-old farrii Inclo, optr.toi who was s nous !y burii'd jesteixlaj was leported resting well at tile Blytheville hbs- pit-il tod i> and IILS condition « \ not regarded as critical, .Young Beasley, son of Mr. -and Mrs. Ed Baasley, was burned while pouring gasoline into tlie fuel tank of a tractor on a .farm in the Sandy Ridge community, south of Ulylheyiile. Some of the gasoline spilled on the hot manifold of the tractor and was ignited.. Beasley was burned before lie could jump away from the .flames: His right tr.culder, arm . and hand were Inunetl. I \opeity Damage Her ^ Last" Yeai Less Th Fined (or Bean Thelt Sam and Jack Morris and A. C Carter, negroes, were convicted of petit larceny in the theft of soybeans by Judge Doyle-Henderson in municipal: com I this morning. Fines; of $25-were assessed but $20 of each negro's, fine was suspended at the prosecuting witness, C. E. Crigger of ihe Lee Wilson company Armorer : farms. Cole Duncan wus fined $10 on a charge of public drunkenness. Than Half That of 1935 Ely Ihe ville's 1930 fire loss , was •stunaled at $22 148 one, of th.e ^ smallest in manj - b> TELI YOU BY BOB — BURNS _ Jhief Ro> Head in his annul 1 le :ort. released today, The loss was less thai- Inlf of the 193o lo's. estimated at $44651 3nrt only about t300 moie thai) ihe modem low of $21828 estab 'ished In- 1934. It was far below •he pe-ik jean of 193031-32 ^hen Wes soiled ovei $100000 in at least one veai and slid bock down only as far as, $90,587 in 1932. the r ast year of the- three year period 3f big losses. The fire department made a total of 99 runs in 1936. --It. was the Irst year the department had fail- id to answer more - than , 100 ilaims in a number of \ein> In 1932 the number' of alarms 'was no, in 1933, -118, in 1934 the'de- >art.inent- made 109 -runs, .though Ihe fire loss In 1934 was less thai n 1936 In 193o a tolal of 104 •uns were made by city firemen. Of the 99 .alarms answered by ii'emen in 1936 oil stoves and •parks on dry roofs were listed asi he most frequent causes, firemen esponding to 18 alarms as a result of oil stove flare-ups aiid roof fires. The department, niaUi (4 grass fire runs and a because over-heated stoves ignited wall taper. or woodwork. Defective flues were blamed for & alarms. Other causes were , listed as fol- ows "cotton offices," 3; automobiles, 2; gasoline pumps, 1; electric motors, 2; welding tanks, 1; cotton houses, 4; box cars, 1; gin offices^ 1; coffee urns, 1; arson suspected, 1; unknown, 15. The heaviest loss In 193G was sustained in Ihe Fanners Bank and Trust company -building .fire which originated in the office of a physician ' on the second floor. ral ue iocs seat'd in the crow section of th" cir Tile negroes resented the re marks and the fight stalled, tram Pling passengers in tlie teles ilu men swun^ mlo the cenlii section °f the car women pissengers screamed and fainted Conductor Henry'Guldr'y aiid ^lotorman Hnr- rj Gralnm halted t> e street c-n and attempted to atop th- n»l>t As sddif bsnne Ivvo^vvThte men fell to Ihe Boar cf (he cir the 112 "loes rip avvaj New Yoi k Cotton NEW YORK Mirch 3 <UP>Cotton closed firm Mar. May Julj Oct. Dsc. Jin open 134G 1304 '1281 '1230 122-> 1220 high 1371 IT'S 1299 f44 P33 1231 low elose 134G 1370 1303 1327 1281 1294 1229 .124-1 1221 1237 1238 Sp(il Average is 13.60 Tr-e average price of 7 8 inch h"i of th= bill broi"ht on a shaip debate as 16 whether or Il6t toll bridge bonds should be inclu'ded In the mcasiiie thereby lifting th° pajment of chaites bj inotoiist 1 ! for use of the structures. •Liquor leaders in the house reported that n bill to increase the stale license fee dinged ivhol- snlers from $1000 to 510000 a veil Kculcl b" intioduced dining the diy The meisiire ivntten bj wets hi he legislature would assure acldeiT revenue lo the old age pension fund and to an e\t»nt unkc up for the proposed rsvenu= that \vns lost uhen the Smllh Coleman slate 'uholesle liquor monopoly measure ttPi defeotf ^ ju. th. sti, ft: MAT Rep Ray Blair one of the sup porters of the new bill, announced that the increase in tax on (lie wholesalers, was acceptable, to Hie .i.QVor^jhit.erests- of.--th*c stale: Senate SiKeds Work Speeding up its schedule (h» <*mtc passed 12 bills during' the morning session including n home j lead exemption act, and a bill lo ' leguhtc the dairj industrj Tlie dairj bill sponsored b> SCL. atbr Maupin Cummings.of Prairie Grove provided Jor licensing ind inspection of dairies'and cSeese factories. . A commission, headed : by three men, was provided for to :arry out the provisions of the act .The enabling act of the horn? stead exemption amendment was passed, 24 to 0. ind is now readj i'or tlie governor's signature. A measure introduced by Sana- When Benjamin J. Fnirless. light picsldenl of the Carnegie Illinois Sleel Corpoiatlon aijiecd to confer with the five men grouped around a - council table above, labor history was made. Those'live 'men tire Ihe ramrods for the Steel Workers' Organizing committee, a division of thc'.C. I. O. Carnegie sleel is a division of U.-.s. Steel, .and : it .was (he first -time U. S; Slecl had ever' recognized- a non- company. < union. The commitment of Carnegie was believed lo end Ihe possibility of a sleel -strike, S W O\C oftic- ,, lals ibove ale left Jto right' 1 'sitting D J AfcUouald Philip ' Murray; standing: Van A.-Bltt- ner.-.CItnlon Golden.-Lee Pressman. nflE5.ll COIL South Alkansas Business Men Seek 0 u a c h 1 1 r 'River Development New Sales Tax Law ECt i KM LI in cuect march 1 of Trade New Orleans Cotton Total daniagc was estimated $5,000. al Chicago Wheat open high low close 1-4 135 133 133 middling colton on the len d«si» I lor E C Oithmgs of Wesl M»m markets lixiay was 13.60.1 P hk , calling for ' the removal of »., ,:„. (0 tll( , jj[ >lh|>v] | ln B(Xlrd |the district highway shops from i Wynne to Forrest City, was to ba brought up. following the noon re- Hnrrj- w. Colmcry, To|>eka, Kans, national commander of the Amcr T lean Legion, s|x>ke brieny before Ihe senate this morning. Bill (o Cut.License Fees Among Ihe senate bills passed day. " '' """ '""" Tuesday by the house was one by ! Ximzey of Hot Springs county lo educe by one-third the license m motor vehicles. The reduction become effective January 1, ORLEANS, Jtar. 3. (UP)— World -demand for si»t cotton pushed cotttn futures up more than a dollar a bale today, past the new season highs of yesterday and Mon- May led the rise up 27 points to 1321. March was up 2G to 1349 Oilier months advanced 'I to ->3 points. Mar. . May .... July .... Oct Dec Jan. open . 1328 . 1299 . 1275 high I3-ID 1323 129-1 1323 1238 1224 1240 1224 1239 low close 1327 1349 1299 1321 1275 1'fflV '1223-1238 1223 1240 1224 '1239 The house also passpd a bill, by Senators Ward of Independence uid Smith of Monroe, extending .he time for paying motor vehicle (Continued on Page 2) CAM DEN, Seeking Ihe \rk.. Mar. 3 < establishment of Because dozens of calls are being received al the Blylhevllle oflice of _ the stale revenue department each —j day asking details of the new-sales :omblned water and rail freight rate for south' Arkansas In connection flood control and power development, more than 100 state business men met here today to make permanent the organization of tlie Oiiachila Valley Association. At noon the members of the a.ssccialion were guesls of Clj'de E. Palmer, south Arkansas publisher, at a luncheon. During the morning addresses were heard by Mayor R. E. Overman. Little Rock; Col. Lunsford Oliver, army engineer stationed at Vicksburg, Miss., and W. M. Martin. .Little Rock freight rale expert. Officers to head the permanent organization were lo be selected at the afternoon .session, which was scheduled lo begin at o'clock. lax. R. B. stout, deputy revenue collector, has announced the provisions of Ihc new law. 'The new sales lax law went into effectr March i and Is exaclly like the old sales tax but there are no exemptions except on farm products sold by Ihe producers and 911 those commidities which arc already taxed, as'becr, liquors, clsa- rettes and gasoline,' 1 he.said. Joncsboro Man Kills Aged Father and SeH JONESBORO, Ark—A (juarrel between father and son ended with both in their -Implementslore I here Tuesday aflcrnoon. .Officers' said that Russell Thornton,- 41. World War veteran, apparently killed himself after shooting his father, Henry C. Thornton, 88, .with a .44 caliber pistol. The shooting occurred about 4:15 p.m. Osceola Disliicts Repoits Major Pail of Damage Done in County Mississippi tounty fanners suf- "cicd flood losses in Jamiaiy ami fcbrunry amounting lo $330000, iccoidlng lo a icpoit of estimates >y count) agricultural agents, re- cascd at Little Rock by C. O. Randall assistant i^eclor of the iBilcultuial extension 'service Total Mood lo^s by farmers In 12 eastern Aikansas counties, ac- coidlng lo Mi, Randall's icport mis 52,313,000, -wltli Lee anil St francs counties reporting the heaviest damage \ ! Th£- Osce'ola, district' of Mjssls- .IppI countyi according, to the le- poit, siiffcicd losses several times is great as the .Chlckasawba dls- tlict, although Ihe land area if- fccted, l>s\ flood w'atei-s was gieatci il the Chlpkrisawba district Flg- uies iclcased by Mi. Randall show estimated diuiijiio of J215000 lo farms In the.Obccola district"wliiic the tolal .for'.tlje 'Chtckasawba'dls- luct Is placed at only $64,000 Chickosawba ' . district. „ farmers, according, lo.vlhe .report, suffered damage of $25,000 to buildings ami fences, 515,000 .fidin .iland ."roslon and deposits, $10,000 fiom destiuctlon of livestock, $10,000 fi om destination of fomge, (jrair and. hay. and : $4,000 from de', ilruction of seed The damage in -he.southern district of the coun- .y Ls placed at 520,000 for buildings and fences. $50,000 from erosion, and deposits,' $SO,000 in loss of livestock, $150,000 In •'destruction of forage, grain and hay, and S5,000 r hi destruction of seed. Of the 12 counties Included in the survey, the Oiceola district of this county reported by far the heaviest damage to land from ero- he General Electilo compiuiy, with thousands of workers In its in 'lants agreed lo inect with Oi'l. O's electrical' and jadio worker.s union for discussion of a nation- ^| rtlde collective bargaining agiei;- nicnl ' % T » ' The General Electric ment followed close iiiwii dlqllon of union leadeis that the cnlhe Imtustry would be unionized without lesortlng to strikes 01 \ lolence «. The strike violence occnued 'iu Rhode Island, Pennsylvania find Ontario. , Sled Front Broken- ^ J Sources icporled to be cloie 'to " John U Lewis, chairman of UI'B C f O, reported llml the u'nlon woilld submit uniform controols to all steel operators, designed ^19 make the union the bargaining agency for" the entire Industry, 1 " Steel's half 'century frofit against en las "odlside" pinions MIS brok- t night. ' The Carneglc- llllnols. 'largest subsidiary of U S Steel, signed w ognizing the O 'I contract rec- O as bargain- Inj agent for its members Term? of the agreement'Included a'40- houi week, ten cents ,an hojn wage Increase -for common laboi, 55 dally basic wage and *' equitable adjustment of other clasM-' flcatloiis,' » "Violence'In'Track Strike • ~ Rhode island * state polici, arrt^t- « ed six men, charging lliem wltli > Growing'stones at a' (ruck near the Connecticut border in connection »Ilh'4* strike'of 2,000 truck- drivers f ' f- A mob stoned the William r. Mueller hoslerj mill near Read- nt', Pa, forcing lls closing- In :he first violence of a slrike that has closed 13 Berks county mllld and llirown' 5,000 out of woik, , At Sarnila, Ont, non-strikWgC I employes ofi Ihe Holmes Foundiy L 3o drove out 75 sit-down sinkers'-1 rive men were hurt, '\ At Boston John ^IcwLs 1 c I O stepped into the v shoe indusUyi form an oi-g^nlzation tmbe knQJyi as the United Shoe WoJkers of •- 1 America with a nation-wide nucleus of 20,00» members ~~- sion. and dcposits'-and also the lieavlest • loss of liveslock. Lee and St. Francis counties reported no loss from erosion or. deposits but the former lost btilld- ,ngs and fences valued at $750,000 anil the latter reported $500,000 damage to buildings and fences. Jill' 115 3-4 110 1-8 114 1-2 114 5-SJ / H musfve been a mighty big man that first said "Circumstances alter cases" because I've noticed that big men are purty near always willin' to make some kind of compromise. They may have their own ideas about things, but they'll always make allow- rmces for the other fella's posi-1 ' opcn hlgh tow dosc T [h . ..' •„„. , May 101 7-8 107 7-8 100 1-2 10G 5-8 •I think a good example of this! ...i lt )-> •> % \m i.o mi -i a mi t t type of man Is my Undo Moogy timy a 101 3-4 Metfett. He got to arguing pretty loud at a political mcelin' down home one night and the chairman lold him if he didn' quiet down, they'd throw him out. Uncle Moogy said "It'll take three men to throw me out of here." He hadn't no sooner Hum said that when two men came up and grabbed him and thrower! him out In Ihe middle of the •Mreet. -,• . •,.'.'. Uncle Moogy got up and dusted Chicago Corn Livestock mmsclf off and he come back in the mectln' aiid he says "Well, ot course. If you're short-handed, two fan do 11 in a pinch." EAST ST. LOUIS. III.. Mar. 3 (UP)'—Flogs: receipts 7.500 ' Top 10.40 170-230 Ibs 10.25-10,35 Light weights 6.75-3.90 Bulk sows 9.40-9.75 Cattle: receipts 2,500 Stcors 8.00-950 Slaughter steers C.pO-12.25 MlSt'ed yearlings and heifers i 7.0(5; 8.50 • • • Slaughter heifers C.00-10.5» Beef 'rows 4.80-C.OO Cutters and tow cutters 4.50-5.50 Closing Stock Prices] NEW YORK, March's. <UP>The stock market, pushed through to new p?aks since 1931 today in a heavy buying movement set off by announcement of Ihc new u. s.. Steel corporation labor agreement. Tlie advance was one of the , broadest of the year, railroads Join- I ing steel shares in a bullish dem-' onstration. A T and T 1197-8 'American Waterworks ..25 3-8 Anaconda Copper 07 -j.g Bethlehem Steel ] 102 1-2' Cities Service 41-8 Chrysler ; 133 1-8 Coca Cola ] m General American Tank General Electric GO 3-4 General Motors .' G8 3-8 International Harvester 106 McKesson-Robblns 14 Montgomery Ward ..... 66 New York Central ] 43 Packard 11 1-2 Phillips Petroleum ....". 541-4. Radio Corp 113-4! St. Francisco 43-8 Simmons Bed / 51 Etaitdard of N J ....'.'.. -75 Studeoakcr 10 T«;a& Corp ..,'.". 53 1-3 U S Smelting 035.3 O S Steel 123 1-4 Wanwr Bros _' t ' 151.4 Pay Your .-Factory Pledges Now J ./ O . All Kdilorial — This editorial is directed to those citizens of Blytheville who hecai'isc of thoughtlessness, financial stringency or for any oilier reason have not yet paid the pledges which they made several months ago lo the ?70,000 fund which was subscribed to bring a major industrial payroll to Blytheville. All preliminary arrangements have been completed. Actual construction of the building, for the erection of which the money is to be used, could begin within a. few weeks if the money to pay for it were on hand. The sooner work on the building is started the sooner the factory will bo put in operation and the'sootier contributors to the fund will begin receiving a return upon their inveatinent. But the committee in charge simply cannot take the chance :of awarding contracts until it has the money in hand. Most of the subscriptions have been paid in full but there remain outstanding a sufficient number to hold up the project indefinitely. To carry through this important community undertaking it is necessary that every subscriber to the fund fulfill his obligation. Those who have simply put off payment through failure to realize the immediate need for the money should pay at once. Any subscribers who find themselves unable at this time to make payment in full should confer with B. A. Lynch, chairman of the factory committee, and arrive at some definite arrangement. • • Don't put the matter off and thus be responsible for delaying and perhaps jeopardizing the entire project.' H is worth a sacrifice to put this thing across. . . ' .... Present Demands to Chrysler ~DETROIT, Mar "3 United Automobile (UP) —iiiiC Workeis-<-J>f America presented eight demands to omcials of Chrysler Corporation today in ciToils lo achieve sole collective bargaining rtghls for the- automobile manufacturer's 07,000 ' woikers „ "If Six representatives of the union met vith t\fo Chrysler executives In the corporation's suburban High-, land Park plant, while General Mo-.. tors conferees approached the end of their post-sUlke ncgoliationV U A W A. I ' Coal Conferees !n Recess ' NEW YORK, March 3 (UP)^" The Joint conference of miners aiiil operators,' negotiating a new con- Inct, for- thei Appalachian districts' of the bituminous coal industry, ad-f journed today on the motion of John L. Lewis, United Mine Workers president,,until March 9 » Lewis sold the adjournment ua? "lo give both sides time to P. H. Bevill, 79, Dies Suddenly at His Home P. H. Bcvill, 79, of the Sandy Ridge community, died suddenly a 2 o'clock jesterday afternoon at his home. His death was attributed to acute indigestion: Mr. Bevill is survived by his wife, .. „-. Mis Liza Bevill four sons, W. L ,jizc their views' 1 J. H , R w, and s. H., and five j He said the temper of the meet- daughters, Mrs. Sallie Alexander, Mrs. Winnie Studlvant; Mrs. iw'a O'Neill, Mrs! B.'^B. HcnsoiMind Mi's. Kelsey McCarily, Puneral services were held this afternoon al New Liberty church with the Rev. Mr. Vernon officiating. Interment' was mide al Sandy Ridge cemetery. The Moss Funeral Service was in charge of funeral arrangements. Memphian Buys .Interest in E. B. Gee Sales Co. | R. J. Martinetti, for several years I sales manager of Ihe automotive division of McGregor's Inc., Memphis, distributors for the Mld-Sou'-h, of Frigtdalre household and commercial refrigerators, has purchased an interest in the'E. B. Gee Sales Co.. Inc., and will be aclivo In the business as manager. He Is ings lo date had. been "very ar*i-' c-ible" and thai the rccesi had/'no significance" except as it would provide an opportunity for both' sides to consult their constilnenfs Lewis said he would return fo Washington probably tomjht Hi' refused to discuss Ihe campaign lo bring Independent slecl companies Inlo negotiations with the Committee for Industrial Organization. He said any further statements of the steel situation would have t.0 come from Pittsburgh, where Philfp Murray, u M. W A. vice-president and chairman of the, ; stect workers organizing committee! Lr conducting the drive to unionize; the steel Industry. * WEATHER Arkansas—Rain,warmer In east portion, colder in northwest portion tonight Thursday partly clouxty, rain In extreme east portion, colder. ness connections In city. He , . has lived in Memphis for many }' ca f-V , He and Mrs Marlincttl plan lo - live at the hotel Umporarily. The nmlmum temperature her* jesterday -was 64, mlntmun} 3), clear, according to Saipuel P, NorrU, official - weather observer, '

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