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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLY—NO. 18 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Dally New» Mississippi Valley U»d«r Blylhevllle Herald Stassen is Victor In Republican Test in Nebraska Former Minnesota Governor Repeats Wisconsin Triumph By Gaylord P. dndwin (Vniled Press Staff Correspondent} OMAHA, Neb., April M. (U.P.)—Harold R. Stassen, former Minnesota governor, won the Nebraska presidential primary today by taking the farm vote. Stassen split Ihe city vote with Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York, who cnme l-HE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of HOKTHE* ST ARKANSAS ANO SOUTHKASiT MISSOURI BLYTHKVIU,K, ARKANSAS, WKDNKSDAV, AI'Rll, 14, TWKIA'E PACKS SINGLE COPIES FIVB CENTS ! Tractor Brigades in Missco Make Quick Work o f Soil Preparation second. Dewey came out ahead in Oniiiha, hut Stasscn won in Lincoln, the state's only other siv.cabla city. "The prairies are oil fire for Stassen," said State Sen. Fred A. Beaton, Nebraska campaign manager for the Minnesota!!. Stassen's victory added to his' triumph last week In Wisconsin en- ! hanccti his chances in the GOP | presidential sweepstakes His total vote In yesterday's primary—on his 41st birthday—was almost a.s great »s that for Dewey and Sen. Robert A. Taft combined. Returns from 1.360 of the slate's 2.025 precincts gave: Stassen 52.515; Dewey 42.486; Taft 14,080: Sen Arthur'II. Van- dcnbcrj? 6.410; (ien Douglas IMae- Arlhnr 4.5SS; Gov. Barl Warren 1,162; House Speaker Joseph Mar- Mn 60.1. Stassen lost only seven of the state's 83 counties. Etassen. Dewey, and Taft hart Tractors Show Speed in Getting Farm Land Ready for '48 Crops Illustrative of the speed with which fanners using mcchani/ed fqmp- j n j incut cet tile job done in Mississippi County." dny laborer on the R. IX These tractors and others like them have replaced mule power in what is siiid to be the county's Isi' col Ion lield n 360-ncre tract, more Ulan • H»lf section, operated West of Blytheville by R. I). HiiRlies, planter, Dinner Hnd more hunt. Hughes 3<iO-acre day-crop project just Wcsi of Blyllvovitle. plowed the entire tract in less llian ' Big Chief Ferry Pilot is Acquitted Jury Places Blame In Death of 11 on Operator of Barge CAPE GIHARDEAU. Mn. April 14. i UP.—Earl W. Rogers. 46-yoar- olfl river pilot, was acquitted last night of folarnc in connection with n collision on the Mississippi near Caruihersville which claimed II lives July 2S. Ifl4fi. The case against Rogers, pilot of the Zlgler. ended after a jury hart fnun d Charles E. Hendrix. 64, suilty campaigned In Nebraska In advance i ".' "negligence and reckless opera- lion." Tile ferry "Bi e Chief" piloted by Hendrix w ilK in collision with the Zigler's oil tow. Hendrix will be sentenced on Ma v 3 He faces a year in prison a S2.0M fine .or both. of the primary. Vandcnbcrg was entered in the race against his will, and Warren and Martin did not campaign. Stassen's victory over Dewey was 1 not as overwhelming as the one he ' achieved in Wisconsin a week ago. i , — i Ul that election Stassen won 19 i Whitworth Testifies | national convention delegates! Frfink Whitworlii, who retired against none for Dewey. MacArthur, i ' list "is'it as city clerk to run for i far behind in Nebraska, won eight I co "nty treasurer, returned yester- delCEatcs in Wisconsin 1 (1a - v from Cape Girardeau where he | Nebra.skii also elected delegates [testified 111 ihe trials of both Rogers l'i tht National Convention, hut al «l Hendrix. | they are not pledged fd any can- Mr - and Mrs. Whitworth were the j didate *nd are not bound to vfite °"'- v Blytheville residents aboard I for the primary winner. j tne ferry "Bij chief" when llle col- Chief importance of the Nebraska I lisio ' 1 occurred. Thrown into t!'i v\as not H^ ef> I WR ter b\ tlie Impact^yicy w, -e feel on tb« IS-m'an d«l«aUon'"ib''- rt ? >CUp d jhortiy alter*. -the, '"1 '[['"'li-'I^Bl-r^'tft f'f^'lr'-- •• -• . .x*Sj» week using eight tractors. 'I'he tractors were in the field between 12 and IG hours a day and when the job was done U sva.s r.sti- maled that it luinld have laken \(m unics as loiij. to plow the Imld 11-,- ing the same mnnber of workmen using niiilc-iWHTr for the large- scale farming operations Mr. Hughes' day-crop project --so named because it is handled wiui day laborers and mechanical ec]iii|i- inent exclusively—is on the Air l!a.« roaci. The Jflfl-acre Iracl is said to beone of Ihe largest individual cotton plois ill the coumy. H is a part of the 1200-acre ••ci i ,.v-erop [armed by Mr. Hughes in ihe vicinity oi thc'pem- iscot Bayou. Mr. Hughes has fanned this va.-.', icrcase. which he rents from t\K heirs of ihe L. W. Gosnell Rstale. <ach J-CM- since 11)38. and he has always farmed it mecllanicallv. .Mule Ilnonie.s "Water Buy" I "We rtojri own but one jnule." f Henry Humphreys, who manage' ihe "day-crop" for Mr, Hughes, staled, lv and we only use it to carry wa- ] ter to the lielfis. However, we do i have, a tew sharecroppers which we | lurnish witli rmiles. but ] used on this crop." Malin Succeeds Frank Whitworth Retiring City Clerk Praised for Tenure In Municipal Office Mr. Hughes farms cotton exclusively. In ihis entire 1200-acr.? ODcraiSon, only approximately :»X) acres V* as plaiUeri in other crops such -is .soybeans and alfalfa last A new ciiy cleric and one new al- derntnn eleelea at the municipal election April 0 were sworn In and Ihree oilier city officials who wcr-s rc-elecled look the oath of office Inst nisht. at a monthly meeting of Ihe City Council in Cily Hall. \V. 1. Malm look the oath of office as city clerk nnd Harry Taylor was sworn in as First Ward Aiderman. Re-elected officials who also were Mvorn in last nlpht were Cily Attorney Percy A. Wright, Second Ward Alderman Jodie L. Nabers and Third Ward Alderman Rupert Crafton. Aller being sworn In. Mr. Malm took over the job of cits clerk from Frank Whitworth. who is a candi- (iaie for county treasurer. As he retired. Mr. Whitworth. who has been city clerk since 1940, said ne none are , had enjoyed serving with the mayor j and council for the past elsht years Wliilworth Ptalstd Mayor R Ft. Jackson commended Mr. Whitwortli on the work rle had done while city clerk and said he regretted his leaving. Mayor Jack- year. "We nave three gins to feed." ron told Mr. Malin that he has a.i- Mr, Humphreys explained, "that's , sumed .a "big Job" in filling Hi- why su much cotton." place of his pred*«es.'or and tlie laT'wtt on the restr.ef the country ' •• ' "i » ' Stassen, Dewey, and' Taft rJarri- paigned inteixsively in the state last week. Each made extended tours and spoke lo and shook hands with thousands of voters. All dwelt heavily on fnrm policy, the Pick- Sloan plan of development of ttie fabulous Missouri River bnsin, the Truman administration's foreign and domestic policy, and Communism. Stassen spoke vigorously for outlawing the Communist Party in the United States. Dewey wanted the Communists legalized "EO tnnt. they wori't go underground." Stassen countered with the Communistic coup in Czechoslovakia where Ihc Communists were part ot the government. "Root them out and outlaw them." he said. Taft's poor showing was somewhat of a surprise, inasmuch as lie was backed by Sen. Hugh Butler. R.. Neb. Butler, while maintaining a powerful hold on the Nebraska electorate in his own behalf, could not deliver the vote to the Ohioan. Sen Kenneth S. Wherry. Republican whip, won re-nomination eas- llv over Joseph B lorn Alexander Resident of I—I** If kAnf^n llfJl T /VlOOfl. ' The Hughes farm is believed to be one of the most completely mecha- nised in North Mississippi County. Mr. Hughes has nine tractors which he uses to farm .he 1 day-crop as well as a mechanical cotton packer, which is sometimes used. It \vas on this 360-ncre tract thai the National Colton pickiiv/ NTS held in 11340. The tract extends Iron) the fllytlieville city limits Northv.-csl to tlie Pemiscot Bayou his new 'City cler] ic.sL assured The neAl cd officials loarn of office'by Graham Sudbjiry. indicated today tin sworn in by Circuit Harvey Morris. Inter-American Parley Resumes Colombian Official Denies Diplomatic Break With Soviets BOGOTA. Columbia, April II IU.IM— Colombia hns nol broken diplomatic relations with Soviet Russia yet, « government .source said Uxlny. As Ihe rilnlli liHer-Aincrlcnu Conference resumed formal sessions which were Inlerruplpd by last H'rl- (iny's violent uprisings. Dr. Edimrcto Z.uleln Angel, new Colombian foreign minister, told a flogoln newspaper Hint no decision hnd beini reached yet n.s lo whether a formal break with Russia would lie inn- • Both President Mariunl Osi.iaa Perez and U. S. Secretary of Stnle George C. Marshall have chnrKed "Internatloiml communism" wllli IT . sponsibillty for Ihe uprising In which up In HOO persons were killed. The government, radio three limes announced mi Monday that diplomatic relations with Russia had been broken, ni-'l thnt an official slnle- tnenl wonlii be read Inter. The official decre. was not forthcoming ' Xuleta Angel asknowledged lo the BORola newspnncr El Liberal that the broadcasts were made, but. said thai was why the previous conservative director of the siatlou, who Unsupported Air Force Cannot Protect Nation, Bradley Warns WASHINGTON. April 14. (ll.l'.)_ri«i^y (>n.»r, N. Y.. w«r.i- rd an alr-mlnilcd ContrcM Idilny |h»t no ulr (iir.-e. al,,n,., hnwrvrr imHTifnl. can (jKiln'l this n.illin, from alUi-k. 'IVntlfyliiic lirfiii» the llnii.^ \nunl Sfrvlrm oiiiinlllrr. Ihr Arm)' Clili'f of SUff sxld (but nellhnr i-«n Mil uu-iup|,,.i t.'d Air Fiiriie iklvc to an elii-inv. * __„ "You may ^irjs-elect- Ihe Tom Alexander. 80, resident nf the Half Moon Community Tor more than 35 years, died »t the Walls Hospital at 7:00 o'clock last ni«ht due to a heart ailment, be had been ill for almost three years, and in the hospital for two weeks. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 p.m. but complete arranecmnntft have not been made. Burial will be in the Maple Grove i Cemetery. i Alexander vva.s horn in Macon. : Ga.. January 2. 1867.- and movcrt to Oklahoma while young. He moved , to the Half Moon Community in j 1912. and has been engaged in During the council ..session last night, the aldermen approved purchase of a larger tire truck than I'.tf. r.nd the colton rows, limning in th 1 ; j one ttiey voied to buy at an eai-ii'-i- jppostte direction, average more i meeting. The truck agiccd on laU [than a l-.air-mlle in length. night will be Iwo and one-hall ton I Tiie alluvial soil is a mixture of | Ford chassis mouivtiug Americari- sand and loam and is well drain- ' LaFrance fii e-fighting equipment. H will have a 4''0-giiHon Ixxx^ler tank and a ISO-gallon per minute pumper, an increased output of 253 gallons per minute over tiie smaller truck approved earlier. Immediate Delivery PromT.ked Tl was voted to purchase tin cci. enabling ihe land to dry faster nftcr a .spell of bud weather, ThH individual plot averascd tnove than ;i bale of cotton to the acre la,s- The 1200 acres funned by Mi". Hughes ;>ii tiie bayou's banks are only a pan of hi.-, farming opera- liojis. In all, he farn;. 1 ? between 6.- COO and 8X00 acres over the county, the greater part of it rented, and he ou.ns an additional 5,50t) acre,s which lie rents or- sharcoiop.s to other farmers. But it is Iii5 mechanized "day- was 111 charge at, that lime, wns re- j u. placed Monday night, by Alfonso] Araujo, a liberal. t ' - t "That's why »•« nppolnted a nnr- rulor." he said', "so that, only official newt would be given." t "''' As Inle ju yeKt'ordny, • InfoiV.t'sd rjlmrters here had believed that, n formal break with Russia would be forthcoming, probably nfler Hit coalition Liberal-Conservative cabinet formed by Osplrm Peru/, during the uprising had considered terms of I lie note. ' But. the lapse of lime and the announcement by Znlela Angel, wli i is a conservative, thai no decision hnd been readied now raised considerable doubts that any actual break would be made. The Ospina Perez govenimen' hus charged that two Russian agents "U'llh documents" were in-rested in connect Ion with Die outbreak of rioting, looting and destruction which swept Ibis lovely mountain Head and the mayor and concitincn j capital over tiie weekend. Flut u.|'about S922.0tltl.000 less than tiic Air greed that present anrl anticipated nnmps '>ave been given, and there j Force would need lo start expanding larger truck after Fire Chief Roy • n off For (hut reason, he asked C'oll- Kii'ss to xive him » regular Army nf 8*2.000 men. Till) Army now Inis only H2.000 men. fnr In-low Its nnllu.i i/.i'd .slrenitlh nf 009,000. To buck up this lorce of 1W.'.000 men, Hrnclley hoped tlmt an nildl- tloiuil 2511,1100 eould be tmmi'ivd from the reserves ami Nnllonnl Guard lo provide • tolnl force ol i.oao.oon trooiw. Cimer.-** lo Afil Air Korre Hut Coucri'ss sermetl rontly to Vive Ihe U. S. Air Force a n-juvo- nation shot. Determined to overcome ifuwi:r.< 12 lo 1 edge on U S. military plane production, a bipartisan bloc, pionl- i.sed lo press fur upward revision of the administration's J2.'ni>, 100.000 avinllon budget. Two repi e.scutiitlves planned on tlio Hoiisr [loor lo offer nmeud- ments to Ihe avlntlotl npproprla- tlons bill. One would Inck nnollier I $2,000.000.000 nil lo the budget for the Air Force. llradley told the House committee: -The only certain nnd safe guarantee Rxaln.i! enemy air lUlnck Is to seke at'. 1 hold the uasrs from which lilsr iiirt would fly." Urn*,. •'. OH-erfnl Army Bradley *nld also: to keep nuy future wnr on /orelgn .toll, this LHV- llou have K iiowerful Atiny ready to seine and hold bases for Air F'orce, .lie Army is not In shuix* now \.handle that Job. A draft nnd Xlnlversiil Military Training .should be approved nulckly by Congress. Warnliiif tliat- reliance on an.Air Force nlontiuay lend lo ril.iiiStfr, Bradley .sitId: j^ "If we. as « rt'sull of wvnkcnlnf our Army and Nuvnl stri'liKlli. ui>j-- mlt any enemy poncr lo scixi; surli buses us Alaska, (ircenlnml. Iceland. SpltxhcrKcn. or the Azores, (he'll we siiall iuivc ln!d our Indli^lrlal nnd population crnlcrx o]ien lo air attack. "Ml. ttie Air Forces and antl- alrcrcift artilleries of (lie world could hoi prevent n. only troops actually occupying .such bases could give nA protection. Those troops arc the Army." Hep. Carl A, Illnshnw. R., Cal-, vice chairman of the Congressional Aviation Policy Hoard, said In- lie- Die administration figure Is carry Panama Security Question Revived Uprisings in Bogota Deepen Congressional Concern Over Canal Hy .lulin L. Slrrlr iMilli'd I'rrss Sliiff Ciirrrsi drill WASHINGTON. April 14. (UI'J - Offlclnl stnl«in<!iil.s Hint International Communism spurked th-; rioting in Uoitota today di^penen -Con«re.s.slonn] concrern over security of Die Prmnnui Cnnnl. To meet ilu. uluintloti, K group of Ropubllcans Is pushing for en.-- ly coustriii-lion of a new wiilorwn.v ns.s Niciirniiiin. 't'lniy wnnt "in- surntice" In the I'lminna Cn- mil l.s put out of lonnnl.s-sion In eiH-d by auorclnry ol Sliite George C. Miii.siinll's report on t!i« Bogo- ttt nprlsiiiB. \snrshali s»ld flatly that events hi Hie Colombliin cap- it nl could not be Isoliied from Com- inunlsl, I\' ,*\c and Itnlv. Lewis and UMW Go on Trial on j Contempt Charge Judge Goldsborough RcfuMt to Grant Motion* to Dismiss By Hindi* ». Klein >»d Uranl IXIIman Unllrd rrm SUff C»rrn«o B <.rt| WASHINGTON, April 14, (U.I'.) — Federal Judge T. Alan GolfLxboixuiKh batted; down a serien of defense ob- jeclion.s todMy HI John J A Lewis WHS tried on charges of contempt for failing to call off the coal .strike last week. (.'iojdsljorough started by denying n motion to dismiss the clmrgea against Lewis and the United Mine Workers Union. Then, In quick .siiccf-.sslon, th« Judge overruled defense objection* to inure Hum a dozen government. Mnlisiluil exhibits designed lo.jhov the niitlon van hiinncd when Lewli Ignored lor nine duys »n April 1 com-i m-dt-r lo end the soft Mi-Ike "forthwith." Lewis 1 action, the government charged, conslitut- cd contempt of court, Al tne start ot the. Jury-less trill, counsel lor Lewis and the UMW entered routine pleas of not guilty to both tlie civil »nd criminal con- tompl charge*. A highlight of the lirst hour* ot Ihe trinl was an admission of a xoveiiiiiient witness—Dr. W. rt, Young ol the Bureau of Mines— '.hut he hud submitted h<*' material lo tlio itoviu nmenl's chief counsel helore pulling IL in final sh»pe lor use In testifying. "Do you menu you changed tin answers as government counsel «nr 111?" Guldsborougn sslsed. Young sr.lrt .vonie "slight" change* were made, bill not by till Jtutlc* r farming In Hint vicinity since that '• cro !'" nf wluch he is J 11 -' 11 ^ P roud time. He wns married to Miss Mollie ! Scores of other operators, large Browth of the city warranted purchase ot heavier equipment. The new truck, which probably will i>e kept at Fire Station No. 2 at IB11 West Main, will cost approxim? J lv S8.COO. hn.s hcen nn news of disposition of Ihe alleged ngent.s. Zulcla Angel convened the steering committee of Ihe conference, composed of lop delegates, in a XyninasHim three mlle.s from Ihe The 25-year-old truck now keiit ! wrecked downtown area In consider from 55 lo 70 groups. Bottler January 1. 1885. and she j and -">» !a . !1 . '" Mississippi County are j at Pirc Station No. 2 trill be traded i f " l _|", ( ; procedure^ of the discussions died in 1921. There were seven' " "" "" '" " """" "~ '""' children, and all survive him. In • Bovey Green-} 1926 he vvas mi " ried 'o Mrs. Ella wood. Wherry enjoyed a margin of' Glay ' wno sllrviv es him. He was 1 using more and more, equipment and find that il saves '• valuable time when work has been I hindered by unfavorable weather. almost six to one " ~ l a m «rnbrr o! the Methodist Church President Truman, the only pres- ' " Cnr Ha1f Mn °"' idc.ntial entry in the Democratic primary, received 15.167 votes with 812 precincls reporting. Dairy Products Firm Leases Airport Building Survivors includes his «ife, Mrs. Tom Alc.Nauder. two sons. Oscar and Hcrshel Alexander, both of Blytheville; five daughters. Mrs. Antonio Tunick-. San Fernando. Calif.. Mrs. John w. Austin. Salpm. 111.. Mrs. M. W. Lamb, and Mrs Calvin Bclvcal. both of Oakland, Calif., and Mrs. Oral shirk, of Modesto. Calif.; three brothers. .Mm Alexander of BIyEVlcvllle. He I -y Alexander, of Houlka, Miss., and Robert Alexander of Ponotoc, Miss.: Iwo sisters. Mrs. Will Burnett, of Memphis, and Mrs. Lizzie Roberts, of Los An^clcs, Calif,; a stepdaughter. Mrs. Jess Brake, St. Louis. Mo.; and three step-sons. Jess Gray, Miami. Pla.; Oliver Gray. Corpus chrisli. Tex. ^id Leslie Gray. San Anselo. Calif. Mrs. Tunick and Mrs. Austin arc en route from California to attend the funeral, but the oilier daughters will not be here. The Cobb Funeral Home is in cliarcc of arrangements. Arkansas Farm Bureau Leader To Speak Here ui for the new equipment. A Irnde in value of SI.5CO will be siven on the old truck. The city wilt get immediate delivery, the mayor ,sn:d last nistit. nd t.hc ininclpnl poliMs nt n Wcs\ - ern Hemisphere organic pact. The pool wns scheduled lo be worked or at this conference to implement la;l year's Rio conference 400,000 Soft Coal Miners \Remain Idle ,sald oiir pi-i'-scnL d«- ptMiiliMice O[j the Pan LI ma Cnnnl, with ii.s vulnerable nnd complicnl- Cti luck fty.slom \\n.i plturhiK' "nil our I-^KS in ' one bn.skft—nnd Lliat uu'Eudtifi iiiuvliiK the Nitvy from East lo West." I.fRInln I Ion lulnxtiK'fif ICnnwlJiiHl on Jan. 1 introduced Ic^l.sLntLoii kn the Senate to nutlior- i/ti construction }in<f nniJiilnnimcu of a sen-level Nieniatfimn Cnnnl. It ifl known (hat utlici- -si'tnitors Imve f|Uietly tlUctuyicti the inntlcr wttli high-ranking govern nicnt, < jiiitJ Uiplonintic officials. They will M'ck Mar.shnll's opinion on his return fi'Ofn Bogota, liackci'.s uf tlic Nicuragunn wal- Bui many miners were alow M heed L*»l,i' order. A survey choired lllat more than half of th< nation's .ion coal digger* *lill wer« silling II ouWapparently waltllif to .see )mw their olilef farm In hli cas«. nnd drawn, ,rt f were no drunialics, no f»n- lur« cltJiint; tha morning wwlon. Lewi. 1 ! .slipjHid qi]It;Lly Into th» crowded courtroom IB minute* before tlie, trial sUuled mid took » Koal In »I most the .iflme spot wh*r« he ,snt 11 montlig ago. Lewis kepi silent. Welly K. Hopkins, chief counsel for the UMW, did all the talking for the defetiM. But I-ewi.s probably will have * lot lo say when Ihe < presenU Us side .of tlie cftse, pasibly tomorrow'. This 'Aaj tli* lovernment'i dtiy In court. Tne government contends tliafc Lewis ignored an April 3 court or, dcr directing him to call off tht inniniuiii ttial it could b- soil coal tlrike "forthwith." Lew;« strnclcd nt. sc;i level and thiu called off the strike Monday—niiu days after the order WHS Issued. The aldermen last nil-lit also np- i decision In set up n Western llcml- proveci an agreement Icnsiug to tlift [ sphere defense organisation. Arkansas-Missouri Power Co. all j overhead a base. The lease was to he effective ' as of Mar. 1 and run for five years Mslyor E. R. Jackson announced today thai a large Iniilditig. i ov _ mcrly a mcs-s hall, at the air base has been leased to the Pcvcly Daily Products CD. of Si. L:mis for a distribution point here. The lease will run five years and payment by Ihe firm of $100 per month rent. The Povcly firm also will maintain the building, the lease stales. The builn'ing will he used for storing ice cream and canned milk. Harry nf Blyihevillc is the distributor here. The. approved lease wa.'i received from the (inn's si. Louis licadir.iarlcrs and signer! bv city officials this niornin?. 2 p.m. Stocks Amrr Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Clifton Murray Smart, son of (he C5cn Motors late .J. H. Smart. Sr., and J. M. j Montgomery Ward -Jontz. a son-in-law, have been I ^ ^' Central na:tied rxcentors of Ihe estate ot | Int Harvester •J. H. Smart. Sr.. it was disclosed i Nor " 1 Am Aviation R. E. Short of Brinklcy. president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau) Federation and vice-president of J Dr , ... ~ . the National Farm Bureau Federa-1 Blythevitle Realtors tion will be the principal speaker I p/ on Sfofe Convention at tiie county-wide meeting of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau tomorrow night at 8 o'clock In the Court House here. : Mr. Short will discuss with the farm bureau members both domes- i tic and foreign agriculture prob- j Icnis. A question and answer torum will follow his address. Tomorrow night's meeting wiil also serve as the final check-up meeting of the 1(148 Farm Bureau membership drive. ^,,'s?S^^ i Committee Says Hughes Wasted Taxpayers Funds According l.o the lease. Ark-Mi See. CITY COUNCIL nn !'»(;<• 1 See Waning Soviet Hopes\ A steering committee to make Plans lor the .state convention if Real Estate Boards here in October was appointed at a dinner- meeting of the Blytheville Real F.s- late Board last night in the Fly- Inn at Ihe Mumcir»°i Airport. Appointed to r>,t committee were W. C. Cale-s in charge o; finances: Ray Worlhington. speakers a ill program; F. B. Joyner. entertainment; promotion and publicity. K. "' 6sfe '" , „ New York Stocks i Fxccutorj Appointed For J. H. Smart Estate ROME. April 14. CU.P.l—nrspotl-i , sible Italian newspapers agreed to- 1 1 day that the Russian refusal to re-! ' turn Trieste to Italy signifies that j ' "" j Final Reports Urged 1-4 the Soviets have eivcn up hopes of; /„ fl e j Cross Drive 3:> -*-4 a Communist election victory In : M 5-8 Italy. today followine the filing of the will In I ho Chiekaran'ha District of Mississippi County Probate Court. Mr. Smart and Mr. .lontz are lo serve Jointly for one year, and then Mr. Smart will be the sole executor. The late Mr. Smart bequeathed his home. 1100 Hearn Street, to his I May . widow; 11.500 lo his dauehter, Mrs. Jul.v E. R. Dickinson; and other proper- Oct. l.y. inrlnriins nn acres of farm Janrl'nrc. . WHS divided among his heirs. j Mar. . Steel Republic Radio . Soconv Vacuum .. Sturlebakcv . ... Standard of N .1 5<) 1-4 .15 7-8 i .l.T 3-1 57 14 1-4 flu 1-2 12 21 7-8 » .1-8 17 1-4 I!) !-! 79 1-8 Weather New York Cotton open 3724 3661 32SI 3210 3176 litph low 3740 3714 367S 3649 3307 3274 3233 J1!W 3206 3110 1:30 3733 ' 3G74 3303 ! 32)3 Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday. Warmer this aEtctnoon and Thursday. Minimum this morninc—4fi. Maximum yesterday—65. Sunset today—fi:31. Sunrise tomorrow—5:U9. Precipitation, 24 hours to 1 a.m. today—Trace. Total since .Ian. 1—20.02. Mean temperature (midway between high and Ion-)—55.5. Normal mean tor April—61. Tlii s Date Last Year Minimum this niomiiu>—50. Maximum yesterday—r>2. Precipitation, Jan. I to tliij dale 3204 | -.1.08. -I. L. Gunn. chairman of the local drive for Red Cross funds reports that several communties have' still failed to report their funds. Mr. Gunn urgeo. that any amount of Red Cross funds on hand be re- poiteri by the various chairmen *t once so the Red Cross Campaign ran br successfully closed. Accident Victim Moved i To Little Rock Hospital I Miss Dorothy Johnson, of Huff: man, was removed from Ihe Blyihe.- i vllle Hospital today lo tbe University Hospital in Little Rock bv » Cobb Funeral Home Ambulance. Miss Johnson received a fractured spine, and rwlvic, hone when she (ell from an aulomoWIe near Rnlfman I Saturday night. WASHINGTON, April M. lUPi — The Senate War InvesllRatlng cotn- inltiee today charged West Coast, Millionaire Howard Hughes with sciuanrieriiiii public money In wartime aircraft enterprises. H also laslurd the Air Force for "vacillation nnd Indecision" In Its war contracting. In a report submitted to the Senate the committee branded Hughe* 'wartime activities as "a failure." It said that the Itolly- w-oori millionaire spent "substantial sums" on government procurement officers with whom he was doing business. But even more sharply tlie committee criticized the Air Force tor « 'lackadaisical" attitude In back- checking on Hughes' contract for production of photo planes. . The report stemmed from a .subcommittee Investigation last year into the aflalrs of Hughes and Maj Gen. Bennett B. Meyers. Henry .1. Kaiser, we-st coast war- ! lime shipbuilder, also was crlll- ' eized. Kaiser was an associate of Hughes in the successful effort lo , gain a. government contract for ' hu?e. wooden flying boats in 1942. Kaiser, the committee declared, I influenced the War Production' Board in granting the contract over the objections of "aeronautical experts." II said he used methods gaining "wide and favorable public areeptflrice" of the project before it was started, . PITTSBURGH, April H. lU.P^- Metre Mian half Ihe nalkm's 400,000' soft con] miners stayed nwny from ; , from tho pits today. They hinted I ihclr :il -Ouy-otcl strike would con- 1 j Hnue Indefinitely IT John T,. Lewis' ! wns sent lo Jail lor conlenipt of : court. . ! The United Mine Workers voted in vocnl meet hies throughout the coiil .slat e.s lo IRIICHT t lit; back I n work orders of tneir union <:hU-f pending the out come nf (rnt;iv's court in Wit.shinijion against l.owl> nnd ihc UMW. John Oznnlch, president of the 2,300- member Elnbi-na local of the H. C. Prick Coke Company, exprr.s- .sed the views of nwny miners. "If John Lewis l-s fined, there's euoit(*h money annind to pay t>ic fine, nut If he «oc.s to Jnll. I don'l know whrit will happen," Ozanlch snld. i Rome no, (WO soft toM nilucvs, i nnd nearly nil the 35.000 .striking ! nnthncil e tniiicr.s, rein rued tn work e i d n y n f i c r Lc w is won $ 1 ,200 3' early pensions for UMW mnnbcrs [ . o vc r the ape o ( 62 with 20 yea rs service. col ho less subject to a fatal air bombardment tlinii the lock m<:cha- liisins necessary In Panama. Knowhuid nnd others supporting his viewpoint first broached ihc subji'rl after the I'uniinianlau li'KlsliLUuc rejected a piu:t. granlinir. ilie U.S. nnd radar .sites for proiection _of the Pununia Canal. They believe thai adequate defen.-:^ l:u:iliiie.s would "be made nvallault; In and Hound Nicaragua. Knssijns Issue Denial LONDON. April H. iUP—Rus- .si:i denied today that :my of Us agents were involved in the blooclv llo-.:ola rioting as charged by tlv* Colombian government, D.spatchr-s IITMII Mascow nlsr) riuoteu a diplomatic otflclal as saving that no word of Colombia's reported diplomatic break with Ihe Soviet Union has bct-n leceived. Drivers Forfeit Bonds; Incest Case Bound Over Two men forfeited casli bonds of S4G.'2r> each In Municipal Court today on charges of driving * car while under the Influence of liquor. They were Paul Putts and W,. S White, both of Hlythevtlle. Putts wns arrested yesterday by members of the sheriff's office and White was arrested hy members of the State Police. In other court action, A. O Pow- road 'underp^.;;:;;-- * alvp< ? r'", nin y *«*«<* <>" 1 -iv,-i. r K<»|.OK* r,t tur-fxil *»irt fun* nrrti-vBrl Tuberculosis Board to Hear Tennesseean Tlie directors of Ihe Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association win hold a dinner meeting at Osc- eoln. Friday nlRlil nt 7:00, Mrs. C. O. Redman, executive secretary announced today. Bryan Wilson, executive direct-* ar al the Shelby County Tube culo.sis Society in Memphis will Ihe principal speaker. Mrs. Redman.^ will also make her annual report of the activities of the Mississippi County Association at this meeting. Approximately 20 members Trom Blytheville plan to attend. Mrs. Carroll Walson. of Osceoln, In charge of arrangements for tht meeting. Highway Department To Take Project Bids LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. April 14 (U.P.»—TJids on three proJecU, Including two ral lie received by the Stale High «nv Cdninil.^.sloii here Friday. Hl«h« - ov Director J. C. Baker es- Ihnnlrri Ilie lolnl cnsL at $60(1,000. mn.vl of whlcli uould be pnld from fccleia] aid fund;. The pi-ojw.ln air: Nillr rnllr.<: of ^rfldlng and con- crotr and one undorpa.i-s on Stnlc HiRtiways I and 79 In County Thp underpass Is one the Marlanna- lluches and Marlantia-Forre.<;T. City roads under the Missouri Paclfio charges of incest nnrt -was ordered held to await Circuit Court action. Bond was set al $5,000. Richard O shorn* Buyi Starnes Furniture Store Russians May Attempt To Block Air Traffic BERLIN, April M. (U.P.)—Pos- sible Russian attempUs to control Berlin's airways, the Western Allies' last free transportation linK", was forecast today by the official Soviet Army orgnn Taegliche Rundschau. The newspaper, which reflects the views of the Soviet administration said American and British pilots repeatedly were violating air safely regulations over the Soviet zone and Berlin area. It called for new flying regulations in the *lr corridors between Berljn and the Western nones of Germany nnd over Berlin Itself. Soybeans May iff* f. o. h. ,;SKI Mf> In 300 1 :Jft July U4b I Bradley and. Drew CounUec. i Richard Osborne of Blytlieville announced today Ihut he has purchased all slock and facilities of j the Slarnes Furniture Company, 125 East Main Street, and Is now Ralliriad. i operating the concern under tlie One on Ihe Marked i name of the Osborne Furniture Tree-l.epanto road. Highway AO. In \ Company. Poinselt County. The project Is nn- i Mr. Osborne stated (hat the firm der the St. Louis and Snn Francisco { will carry a complete line of both Railroad at Marked Tree. j new mid used furniture. For Ihe Six miles of zravel on the Worren- ( pasl several ye»u Mv. Osborne. V>»s Wllmar road. Kinte Hiehway t, In ; hoen associated *lth rrt*il »lore« In BlyiheviU«. Fendler Will it Filed; Estate Left (o Widow R»e Fendler, widow of the lat« Alfred Fendler, was named executrix of the estate of Alfred Fend^ ler. It was disclosed today after nil wilt was tiled In the ChtckaMwb* District of Mlsafsslppl County Probate Court. Mr». Fendler WM 'V- queathed all his property, twth ml an-i peraonat. an<i upon It will be ahared <«u^lj by (our children.

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