The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 12, 1948 · Page 12
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TWM*1 ) (ARK.) VVW9 MONDAY. APRJS, It- Tnmn Begins His Fourth Year '.I After T1ii»* Rough ' Y«an, H« Think* Wont Y«t to Come Trio Accused of Murder Given Mental Tests ((MM Prrm Whrt« ROOM rtportti) WASHINGTON, April 12. (UP) •-President Truman today completed his third crissls-rldden year in the White House with expectation* that th« wont U yet to come. Dwplt* his calm, confidence' that fctegs will *um out all right for him politically, Mr Truman was not kidding himself M he started his fourth year In the presidency. He- knew h« was In for the toug- heat political sledding of his career between now and November. But as of today, he wa« Jut-Jawed In his determination to stay In the race for re-election and fight as hard ••"possible for victory over his Republican opponent. Three year*\ago today, Mr. Truman was projected into wartime "Presidency by the death of president Roosevelt. The death news ft«n the little cottage at Wiu-m Springs, Oa., hit Mr. Truman with • hammer blow. His wife wept. The new president was ashen gray as he solem nljr placed his hand on the bible ia the White House and gravely Intoned the nation's most serious oath of office. But It wasn't that lie lacked confidence in himself as he was elevated to commander-ln-chlef of a powerful, Complex nation at war. He knew that the presidency meant the end of a virtually all privacy the end of normal family life, the end of many friendships he Talued «o highly. NeTer Wanted Presidency At first, he said frequently that he never wanted to be* president. That was during the "honeymoon" period when the nation was still tightly bound in wartime cooperat- loii. When Uie war ended, so did the honeymoon. The brickbats started and have been flying ever since. Ke was plunged into a period of peacetime industrial and labor discord. Political reverses started. His party lost both houses of Congress to the Republicans in IMS. Since then, the president's domestic program has died on the Congressional Tine. Today, h« is an avowed candidate fcr renomination. But he is a candidate repudiated by sliabla sect• tons of hte own party primarily in the South where the Democratic leaders gagged on his civil rights proferam. Mr. Truman's present slate mind was best described by an old friend and close advisor: "He's been in politics too long not to know that there are a lot of lips and downs for any office holder, naturally, he isn't happy about things like the Southern revolt or the opposition in Congress to his .various domestic recommendations. "He knows his stock right now 1« on the low side. But he Is confident; Quietly confident, that he Is right in what he Is doing. Cohje- quenkljr. h» believes thut by election t»m», the raters will see his side and wpport him." DoeinH LOM Sleep Th» president doesn't lose sleep over his current difficulties. Bui this doesn't mean he's not .worried. ;». means, according to people closest to him, that he can remain cairn despite those difficulties. Almost every night, there are several voluminous government reports on his bedside night table. He reads these for a time, then usually courts sleep with a mystery story. .He swims in the small white house pool when he gets a chance. His favorite physical recreation is walk- Ing. *» Mr. Truman likes privacy bill lie :sn't like seclusion. When he's ic, he's usually napping or read- He finds his relaxation In people. When he vacations in Key West, he plays poker with his staff for small stakes in the late afternoon and •arly evening. He loafs in the sun in the mornings- Mr. Truman's current stale of health IE excellent, according to his physician, Brig. Gen. \Vallaco dra- iriio4o Oourl«sy Jonn>bor<> Sun) Three Leachville residents accused of the murder of Fred Holder, Caraway planter, March 31, were In Ihe State Hospital for Nervous Disease* in Little Rock today for mental examinations. They arc Gerald Lnfton Alnsworth (left) 41, Mrs. Elbertla Rice (center), 24, and Floyd !\ M. Blocker, 33. Alnsworth bus confessed to the torch slaying and the other two are accused as accomplices. The court order committing them to the stale hospital was signed Saturday by Circuit Judge Charles W. Light of Paragould at ilie request of Prosecuting Attorney James Hale of Marion. The three are scheduled to bo tried during (he Circuit Court Icrni beginning April 26. Two other Lcachville men are still In jail, held ELS accessories alter the fact for their part In aiding the trio's escape. They nro Harold George, 22, and Basil Blevlns, 40. at Loke City shooting Mr. Holder during a stnig gle that followed when Alnsworth attempted to hold up and rob th planter, 'ilie slayer then Is alleged to have poured gasoline over th man and his truck and so P*me< Atk touth to Back Truman DBS MOINK3, la., April 11. (UP) —Democratic chlef» In the Midwest oday called on the Rebellion South to support President Truman :or re-election. Delegate! to the party's Midwest Conference yesterday lined up sol- dly> behind the chief executive. 1'hcy resolved to ask Southern Democrats to do likewise at their own conference today. The mldwesternera «ent party eaders in the South a resolution urging them to "pledge themselvei as we hereby pledge ourselves to accept the results of the Democratic Natloml Convention and unite behind our platform and candidates." 'ITiey did not mention Mr. Truman by name but left no doubt they expect the convention to nominate him (or re-election. Alnsworth ,l s accused of fatally them atirc. G. W. Cottingham, Editor Of Houston Paper, Dies NEW YORK, April 12. (UT>) George W. Cottingham, 54, editoi of the Houston, Tex., Chronicle died early today In his room at (he Mayfatr House. He arrived in tho city yeslerday on & buaincs.' trip. Death was said to have been caused by coronary thrombosis. Conducts Demonstration Mtss Gertrude Bond, North Mis. slssippl County home demonstration agent, conducted a special demonstration for the students of thi Harrison High School this afternoon. Topic for her demonstration was "Kitchen Arrangements 1 ' and miniature kitchen was left for observation by the students. LEWIS From Pafc 1. the word that the miner* needed In a previous court brash with Goldsborough, kewls came out second best. The Jurist fined Lewts ond the union $3,610,000 for refus- ng to call off a November, 1946, «trik« a* ordered by the court. Th« irupreme court jubsequently reduced the fine to »110,000. Recovery Procram Suffer* Today's settlement was nol expected to have any immediate effect on the government's order to reduce operations of coal-burning railroads to one-half of normal effective Thursday. The strike already had cut deeply Into vital steel production and had idled thousands of workers in Industries dependent upon coal. The strike was estimated to have Idled 800,000 workers. It cut steel productloh to 28.7 per cent below capacity, the lowest since Dec. B, 19«, and perhaps cost the nation 215,000 new automobiles Utt miner* were nMmated ia have U»t $27,000,000 in wages during each of the four weeks they were out. coal production lose was figured at about 40,000,000 toni during the strike. The pension settlement wai > compromise of Lewis' demand for $100 a month for miners aged 60 with 20 years service. Lewis had refused to put a limit upon the eligibility of union member* for pcn- itoru. That WM ah* principal of objection to hi, plan br Van Horn, operator trtut** of fund. the In today's action, liowever, h» agreed that th« pensions «hould go only to those who retired »ft«r I*«T 2». 19«. The settlement provide* thai »6.000,000 shall be transferred immediately from the »30,000,000 welfar* and retirement fund of 194T and earmarked tor pensions ' Hew Yorker's Art Work Exhibited at School Rally An art collection including pencil sketches, still life drawing, oil paintings, portraits, and modernistic art all done by Roy E. LaClrove, of Brooklyn, N. Y., was featured at tho 30th School Rally and Field Meet of the Negro Schools at Wilson, Ark., Friday. LaGrove, illustrator of Ihe book, "John Henry," Is a native of Pine Bluff, and lias studied In the Tuskegee Institute, and nt the University of Florence in Florence, Italy, and at present he is a student al Pratt Institute In Brooklyn. Many of LaGrovo's drawings have been contributed to the Mississippi County Training School's Library. Two Youths Accused Following Burglary Two Blytheville brothers! both mi- uori, were arrested by city police yesterday it! connectlpn with the theft of S12 from a radio firm here and were In the custody ot their parents today pending trial. Police Chief Charles Short said they broke into the Fred Callihan Radio Service, llo South First, yesterday morning. One of tlip youths Is nine years, arid the other is 14, he said. They gained entrance by breaking a. window pane in a roar door and unlocking it. They tootc s cash >ox ana later stopped in an alley o break it open. Th llvered handbills Saturday, Chief Short said. One of tlir youths had been arrested previously, he said. rhe boys had de- 1 wrecking ol for Mr. Callihan ' the capital. Colombian City Left in Shambles Inter-American Conference Seeks New Meeting Place By R. H. Sh.Kkfjird Unlle.1 Press Slaff Correspondent BOGOTA, April 12. (UP)—Lead- era of the ninth Intcr-Amcrlcan Conference called a meeting (oday to decide when and where they will reconvene their parley, wrcked by a 19-hour reign of terror In Bogota. Hunger spread through the blasted Colombian capital, heavily damaged by « wild weekend or blood, rioting, looting and burning touched off by the assassination Friday of a liberal party leader. (In Washington, the Colombian government radio was heard announcing that Colombia has broken diplomatic relations with Russia. The Colombian government had charged the uprising was a "Communist maneuver".) Meeting amid the ruins of the once-beautiful mountain city yesterday, chief of the 21 conference delegations agreed that they would carry on their work despite the their headquarters in Private Funeral Rites Held tor Mrs. Webster Private funeral services for Mrs. S. L. Webster, 334 South Division Slreet, who died at (he Walls Hospital Saturday, were conducted at the Chapel of the Cobb Funeral Home yesterday afternoon by the Rev. E. W. Stovall, pastor of the Church of Clirisl. Mrs. Webster was then taken to Gurley, Ala., and funeral services will be held there at ID a.m. tomorrow and burial will be In Gurley. Mrs. Webster was 64 nnd had lived in Blythcvllte since 1024. She Is survived by her husband, f S. L. Webster; one son, Daniel Webster of West Helena, Ark.; two brothers oncl one sister, ali of Gurley, Ala. The Cobb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, April 12, (UP)—Livestock: Hogs 14,000; salable 13,000; compared with 16,500 last Monday; active; barrows and gilts 15c to $1 higher than Friday average; some sales 240 lb« up showing more advances; sows 50 to 7Sc spoU *1 higher. Bulk good and choice 170240 ibs 22-22.75; top 22.85 for about three loads. 240-270 Ibs 20.50-22.50; 210-325 Ibs 19.25-1; 130-150 Ibs 19.50-22; 100-120 Ibs mostly 16-19; sow s 4.5 Olbj down 17.75-18.50; few 18.75 ;over 450 Ibs 17.25-18. Stags 13-15. Cattle 4,300; salable 3,500; calf receipts 1,100, all salable; active and 25 to 50c higher on steers heifers and cows. Bulls 50c or more higher. Several loads average to top good steers 27.50-28.50; with medium to good 25.50-27; a few loads good replacement steers. 2525.50; good to top good heifers and mixed yearlings 2fl.50-27.75; common and medium 29-25.50; good 1 cows 22-2350; common and mediun\ beef cows 19-21; canners and cutters 14-18.50. Be Safer With New 5-Ply Tires! W*'r« nol Viddlng... Norwtlk A-I>ly tires »r« safer bce*u«« thay contain 25% mor« c&rctuu than ordinary tires. Most tlret htv* only 4 pllw. Nor walk ii different—offers you an extra piy of protection. 25% More Mile* In Extra Ply Tire!' 5 1» obviously better than 4. With Norwalk 5-plies you get greater mileage 25% mora protection a g a 1 u s t blowouts, punctures.. .deejjur tread to grip slippery roads and sharp cur PC*. Think of your safety. Compar* N'onvolk: 5-ply Tires with ordinary 4-pltps—see demonstration. Rt—O. K. Rubber Welrtcrsl SPECIAL: A 100-Uvel 6:00-16 4-Ply Tire at $12.95. 0. K. Rubber Welders R. H. Godsey North Sixth Street Phone 3762 llvin E. Willis, Former Blytheville Resident, Dies Funeral sen-ices for Elvtn E. Willis, 73, who died nt tho home of his daughter -In Dyersburg. Tenn.. yesterday afternoon, were conducted by the RDV. p. H. Jernlgan. pnstor of the Calvary Baptist Church, and burial was in the Dogwood Ridge Cemetery, Ibis afternoon. Mr. Willis had lived around Blytheville for 50 years, when ne went to live with his daughter. Mrs. Lula Walton in Dyersburg last year. He Is survived by one son. Elmer Willis, of Blythevillc. and two daughters, Mrs., Walton, and Mrs. Inez Lane, of lAixorn. The Cobb Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Today's conference meeting was called to decide the elate and place of reconvening Ibe parlry. It wa* doubtful If the conference could be continued In Bogota. It will cost millions of dollars to repair tho city and an estimated five years to put it back Into normal working order. Although the government claimed that order has been restored, the police and army troops were extending their control from the center ol the city outward. Snipers were beini; routed from their strongpoinls. with rifle fire at Limes and"\vith anti-tank guns when they were too strongly entrenched. Communists certainly participated In the Columbian revolution. They may have planned mxl deliberately precipitated it. Bui the damage to Bogota was done by a mob of ill-clothed, 'ill-fed and ill-' housed peoples whose motives were loot—not politics. No mctrojtolitnn city of this hemisphere ever, has been so completely sacked by a mob. ^Prom 2 p.m. Friday until early Saturday morning the mob was king. Riot was the order of the clay. Most of the deaths in that night of terror were not the result, ol fighting among those who were trying to usurp or retain political power. The deaths resulted from fights over loot. Colombians killed Columbians, probably In most cases not knowing their targets. This correspondent and another spent Friday night In the U.S. embassy with nbout 50 men and women of the U.S. delegation. Fires raecrt on nil sides as the mob looted the downtown section and set fire to nearly every major building except the well-guarded presidential palace. Dr. W. A. Taylor VETERINARIAN Calls Made—Farm & Town Day Phone -118-1 Night ['hone 2?.'!S ham He's not bothered by colds I on things like coici quail. With Mr. / which plagtM many Washing ton tans I Truman, it is prunes and oatmeal. In the Winter nnd Spring. Hisi weight stays around 175. | He cat,s|like a bird, but that dos- n'l bolbor'hls doctor. He likes plain chow, a taste dating from his larra days in Missouri. F. D. R., an oul- and-out gourmet, .used to breakfast ME A MS SMOOTHER DRIHKS! G!«nmof« wdUUei ore bonded with chok»rt grain neutral «pirit» but Inilead of being bottled Immediately, "Thompson" h put back into b<m«lt to moke H smoother, tastier. Mnvtad . 70% Groin FOR SALE DORTCH'S IMPROVED OGDEN BEANS State Certified NON-CERTIFIED OGDEN PURITY 98% Germination 88% C. L. Wylie, Grocer, Promised Land Phone 2025 or L. R. Matthews Gin, Yarbro Phone 727 FOR REFRESHMENT . AT ANY TIME! Ow R«sUttrant Has B««JI Redecorated For To«r Comfort JOHNS CAFE 409 W«t Main FLYIN'SFUN by RICHARDSON YARBROUGH "Just think, some day our own little ulanc—h,iiiirnred out at Blytheville Flvine Servicr-l" PlftB OCALCR ..,.:,• ;«,/,.^/«j« PHONE 2717 SONOTONE HEARING CENTER L R. 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