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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THii DOMINANT tTCWBPJLJFEtt or MORTBZA8T ARKANSAS AMD •OUTCAST UIMOURI TOL. XYI^-NO. 81 BlythevlU* courier Blythevill* Daily News Mississippi Valley Uader Blythtvlll* Herald BLYTHBVILLE, ARKANSAS. THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1948 TWELVE PAGES SINGLI COPIES PIVB f 17-Hour Truce Is Arranged in Battle for Jaffa Understanding to Be Sought During Lull In Palestine Warfare JERUSALEM, April ». (UP) — A British go-between arranged a 17-hour truce beginning at 4 p.m. today in the bloody battle of Jaffa for an attempt to mediate terms between Jewish and Arab leaders. W. T. Fuller, British district commissioner of Jaffa, got a cease flr« pledge from the Haganah com- mam! '•. Tel Aviv after a three- ho< ,'iiacufision arranged by the BU.y.-t- of Tel Aviv, Israel Rokah. While the .guns are silent until 9 « • -n. tomorrow. Fuller will try to Ing the Arabs and Jews to iderstanding. Haganah's first demand for longer truce was understood to be the removal at ones of all "foreign troops" from Jaffa and tlie cessation of all firing In the direction o: neighboring Tel Aviv. The Zionist militia also was un. derstood to have demanded thi right to "control" all new Arab ar rival* in Jaffa. The Irgun Zvai Leumi, fighting alongside Haganah in the siege o the Arabic town, was expected t< abide by the agreement of th Haganah command. It would b the first time the Irgunists eve have committed themselves to sue] an agreement. Despite the cease fire agreemen 1 British observers were pessimist.! about the outcome. They said th withdrawal of "foreign" troop from Jaffa would throw it wid open to the Jewish forces. The British estimated that aboi 1,000 "foreign" troops were In Ja] it. About a battalion of the Ara legion of Trans-Joraan was un derstood to be providing the back bone ot the defense of Jaffa. British officials were understood to be eager to nail down a truce the fighting of Jaffa, the big- Arab town in Palestine. They said they wanted to remove British troops now In action there as aoou as possible. Two representatives o£ the International Red Cross arrived at Tel Aviv to take care of women and chi)dren captured by the Irk> the lasfyip hours. They - i _..._.! j a fjj a t once. 5 Democrats Qualify or Committeemen in hickascrwba Township Democrats In Chlekasawba Town ilp, which includes Blytheville, h«n they go to the polls In the democratic primary this Summer, 111 elect nine committeemen from field of IS candidates who quailed yesterday before the closing ot he primary ticket, it was disclosed oday. The county committee Is author- zed by state law and party regu- alioiu to conduct party primaries 1thln the county and the com- nitteemen are selected by townships. >uties of the committee arc siml- ar In party primnrlcs to the duties f the county election commissions Piwlntcd by state officials to con- luct all general elections. Seeking re-election will be Jesse Taylor, who is chairman of the ounty committee; J. Louis Cherry, Chester Caldwell, Rosco Crafton, John C. McHaney, Floyd White, J. W. Adams and A. S. Harrison. E. B. Woodson filed (or the commlt- ee post now held by J. Graham Sudbury, municipal judge, who did not seek re-election to the committee post. Other candidates for committeemen in this township include- Oscar Fendler, William Wyatt, jlmmle Sanders, Mrs, James M. Roy, Joe B. Evans and' John Caudlll. Senate Passage Of Oleo Bill Seen Tax Repealer Faces Opposition of Dairy States' Butter-Bloc WASHINGTON, April 29. (UP)— Two Southern senators predicted today that the Senate will Join the House in passing a bill to repeal federal taxes on olemargarine. Sen. Olin D. Johnson, D.,' S.C., said he believes the repeal blol will win by "several votes." His South Carolina Colleecaguc Sen. Buruct R. Mfiybnnk said "it looks like weVe oing to win after this long long ight." The measure won House apprr il late yesterday 260 to 106. Teh vole ras hailed by repeal advocates as 'the first step in the einnncipat- on of housewives from their mtx- ng bowls. 1 ' President Truman reportedly fn- mts the bill and will sign it if It clears the Senate. The legislation would rei landling returned 'the^fife, v aTHr~Wi«i: liiitter- ing slowly forward. After, a nightlong lull, the fierce fighting of the last five days wn.s resumed after dawn. Jews advanced from positions on three sides of 'the big Arab port city, from which thousands of civilians were fleeing by sea. British two-pounders and mortars laid down heavy fire into the Ir- gun Zvai Leumi positions in the Menshiya quarter at the Northeast of the city. Irgutiists replied with mortar fire and heavy firing from machinegtins and other automatic weapons. Haganah forces also were reported advancing from their positior^ to the south of Jaffa. Royal Air Force spitfire fighters live of which late yesterday attacked positions with rockets, circlec over the Jewish positions again today, hut did not attack. British au- lorities said they were for "mora" 'feet." Destroyers Stand By In the harbor of the all-Jewish city of Tel Aviv, just North of Jaffa, two British destroyers stood by as ships were unloaded, making plain that the British blockade against illegal Jewish immigrants and arms Imports still exists. Both Arabs and Jews received will Joy the news of the United Nations agreement for a truce for the olt walled city of Jerusalem. It halted a mass evacuation of Arabs from the holy city. Previous efforts to halt the evac uatlon had failed, even though con aulates of adjacent Arab states hat See TRUCE on rage 2 Missco School District Cannot Select Treasurers LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 29 (UP)—School boards in Mississipp County do not have the authorit; to appoint a treasurer to hand! their funds, Atty. Gen. Guy E. Wil Hams ruled today. The opinion was written by as sistant Atty. Gen. J. H. Bunn at th request of Miss Delia Pnrtle, Mis sissippi county treasurer. Explaining that Miss Prutle "re ccives commissions" and does no receive a fixed salary, the opinion said: "It is our opinion the nets (26 of 1D43 and 363 of 1947) provfdln for a school district treasurer ci not apply to Mississippi County." A Bunn said the laws specificali '^provide that the act shall appl only to counties where the count treasurer receives a fixed salary. Sawyer Is Approved As Secretary of Commerce WASHINGTON, April 29. (UP) — The Senate Commerce Commute today approved the nomination o Charles Sawyer, former ambassado to Belgium, to be Secretary of Com merce. The Senate is expected to con firm Sawyer cither tomorrow o Monday, sawyer Is a Cincinnati at torney and a former Democrat! lieutenant governor, of Ohio. He will succeed W. Averell Harriman who was appointed roving ambassador for the- European Re covcry Program UN Polke Force Plan Rejected by Arab Committee Guard Unit of 1,000 Proposed to Protect City of Jerusalem LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., April » (UP)—Tlie Arab High Committee today rejected the Idea of a United Nations volunteer police force for Jerusalem but said that Arabs would "not fire on them" if they were sent to the Holy city. Tlie Jewish Agency endorsed the proposal, but warned that it would require as many as several thousand armed men to protect all Jerusalem and Its holy places. The exchange took place in the UN Trusteeship Council during debate of a plan by Prance for dispatching l.sno volunteers to police the holy city under UN auspices. The discussion was alined at broadening tlie newly-won Arab- Jewish truce for Jerusalem's walled city to cover all of Jerusalem. Jamal el Husselnl of the Arab Committee said his people opposed sending "any foreign troops"'to any place in Palestine. "We cannot rely on any assurance flint they won't be used for political purposes outside the...The protection of Jerusalem," he said. Hussel- ni added that a force of 1,000 volunteers would be unable to accomplish anything anyway. "If the forces are sent against our will," the Arab spokesman said, "we won't shoot but we won't cooperate because we know this force would be the beginning of the Implementation of Palestine partition." Force May Grow "We know for sure," he added, "that a force of 1,000 may become 10.000 in a short time." Oreat Britain, which is yielding Us mandate May 15. threw cold water on hopes that a volunteer force would be the answer to the problem of safeguarding Jerusalem. Pletch- Five Civic' Groups Participate In Park Beautification Project Five group* in Btytheville have itarted work on project* for beautifying Walker Park, H wn revealed today by i. L. "Jodie" Nabers, chairman of th« Kiwanii Club Committee for the beautification. The Blytheville "V" Is Improving the tennis courts and has completed a considerable portion of th* work New wire fir the backstops ha» been provided, the grass U being kept mowed around the court, new posts have been placed Jor th« nets and the ground levelled. J. P. Garrott, In charge of the Blytheville "Y" stated that futher action was expected to be planned at a meeting ot the board scheduled for next Monday. Jayc«M Flan Activity The Blythevllle Junior Chamber of Commerce h»« plans underway for the erection of three stone block barbecue pits In the picnic area. The grounds will be raked, unit swings and piny-ground facilities painted and repaired. The Jaycees plan to start work Immediately alter returning from tlue'.r State Convention In Hot Springs, Mny 9. To date no definite work has been done on the Lions Club project, but present plans call for the beautifying of the first, Island In this project they plan to erect a log cabin, or move a small cabin from another location to thts Island, and have the ground* around their plot landscaped. The Blytheville Kiwanis Club has taken the entire center area and planted a large flower bed round the flagpole. This area has been thoroughly cleaned, dead limbs removed and te to b* mowed anc mprovxt weekly. A Negro group li beautlfytnc their txhlblt bulimnc by kMplng the rraM mowed, end hi* planted add- tlonal trees, shurb* and flowers. Confavt I)«vtto|M This city wide movement, In form of a contest, lor the beauliflcatlon of the park wa> Itunched by a special committee of th» Blytheville Klwania Club tht last of Febuary. Every civic club and organization of the city wm asked to participate In the movement, which will extend until next Fall. The project Is being handled in the form of a contest, with the Klw»nll "Certification of Merit • being offered as the first prize. Initial plan.4 called lor the division of the park Into zones, with each argniilxiU- lon using 1U own Ideas in beautifying Us respective plot. Th« program Includes planting of flowers, shrubbery, general cleanlng-up of the grounds, end an attemp to keep the lawns more presentable. Mr Nabers, chairman of til* project, has urged that clubs or group* interested In the beautltlcatlon project contact aome member of the committee so that their programs could be outlined and work commenced. Tom A. Little, Jr., and Author S. "Todd" Harrison are serving with Mr. Nnberi on the committee. $1000,000 Deal Is Closed by Osceola Group Chapman & Dewey Lumber Company Properties Sold Ownership of 'the Olmninnn ft Dewey Lumber Company properties In Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi Is to be tmnsferred from tho Florida Interest* In Osceola back to some ot the original owners In a transaction involving nearly f 1,000000, It was disclosed today. The lumber Interests were ymi-- chased about it ye«r ago by Andrew J. Florida, George Florida. Hurolrl Ohlendorf. Mrs. Anna Ohlcmlorf and Mis. Frances OMemloif, «u O f Osceola, as a jxirt of a $3,000,000 deal Involving miproxlinntcly 18,000 acres of firm and timber liuirt In Northeast Arknnsns and lumber mills In Memphis. The deal announced yesterday In Memphis calls for salo of the lumber Interests by the Osceola owners to H. Curtis Dewey, Milton Cnift and associates. Mr. Cintt Is president of, tho Dewey <V Clmpiimn Lumber Company and Mr. Dewey Is » member of one of (he families which organized the company yenrs ago In Missouri. These two men with other key personnel in the lumber firm have obtained a controlling In- President Hopes Railroad Strike Can Be Prevented 11 * i * 'I V T .1* ' ' • L CHICAGO, April ,2&. (UP)—Trie government began"* 'do or die" attempt to head off a nationwide railroad strike May, and President Truman predicted a settlement would be reached before the deadline May 11, • The National Mediation Board' met with union representatives in an «ttempt to avert a walkout by 160,000 engineers, firemen and switchmen. Gets Life Term Truman Reluctantly Accepts Idea Of Compromise Draft, DMT 'Blend' tartato. C ° U>d to Moshe Sertbk ot the Jewish Agency warned that unless a truce was reached for all of Jerusalem or forces were sent Into, the Holy City would be "left pretty much to anarchy and a free for all..." Any attempt by Arabs to attack SoSr-n f,s Em St : ed en v i ™f h V ul ? de **£* 1 fees on oleo, thus permitt- Uov saiiT V :Jews - slle f- Truman Refuses AEC Compromise President Insists On Sta99*r«d Terms For Commissioners WASHINGTON, April 38. (TTP)— President .Trunjan today rejected suggestions'of. in -» WASHINGTON, April ». (UP)— President Truman ««ld today he has reluctantly accepted the Idea Military can Whip Kenneth S. Wherry of Nebraska said he thinks the Senate ill net on the measure despite the egislatlve log-Jam that threatens Defore Congress adjourns. Among Senate supporters of the repeal move is Sen. Robert A. Taft, ?t., O., chairman of the- GOP policy Committee which decides tho order of legislation. The Senate lineup for and against the bill was simiUir to that ir. the House. A coalition of Southerners and Senators from Northern industrial areas was plumping for speedy passage. But pro- butter legislators from dairy states of the Midwest were planning to fight the bill all the wny. Sen. Milton B. Young, R., N.D., a member- of the Senate Agriculture Committee, said he believes the Midwest -bloc has votes to defeat the bill. He suggests, though, that the disputants might strike a compromis. Banks Asked to Refuse UMW Withdrawals WASHINGTON, April 29. (UP)— Banks todny were asked to refuse payment on all checks drawn on the coal miners pension fund by John L. Lewis and Sen. Styles Bridges, R.. N. H. The request was made by Ezra Van Horn, industry trustee of the fund, to the National Savings and Trust Co. here and the Central National Bank of Cleveland. They hold the money from which the pensions would be paid. He advised them that if they honored such checks they would do so at their "own risk." Van Horn charged anew that the Lewis-Bridges pension agreement of April 12 is illegal. This was the agreement which prompted Lewis to call off the recent soft coal strike. Lewis Is the miners' trustee and Bridges the neutrnl, trustee of the multi-million dollar fund. Lewis and Bridges voted yesterday to put the new pension plan Into effect at once over Van Horn's objections. The plan provides $100 a month pensions for nil miners 62 and older who retired on or after Mny 28, 1946. As a first step In putting the plan Into operation, Lewis and Bridges decided to withdraw {5.000,000 from the 534,000,000 fund to set up a separate pension account. The master fund Is banked at the Cleveland and Washington banks. "We believe .the United Nations must be prepared to accept responsibility and assume authority over Palestine on May 16 (the day after, Britain's mandate ends." Jessup s.iid. The American spokesman said that the United stnies, while it was willing lo consider all other 'proposals, still thought a trusteeship was the only answer. Talk of an American switch was incited by the selection of an ardent champion o[ Palestine partition as the new state department policy marker for the Holy Land. The man responsible for the speculation wns retired MaJ. Gen. John J. Hllldrlng, former Assistant secretary of State and a principal architect of the UN program for partitioning Palestine. Hilldrlng was appointed special assistant to Secretary of state George C. Marshall last night. He was specifically plncea in charge or Palestine policy. He thus became superior to Ley Henderson, chief of the Stnte Department's Division of Middle East Affairs. Henderson was the principal figure behind the United States' sudden abandonment of Palestine partition last month in favor of an indefinite UN trusteeship over the Holy Land. . ,7i-v^i7,-^7*1" -— — ..-..-., the chief executive strongly urged that his nominations be approved by the Senate. Mr. .Truman brushed aside su^- gestions.'in Congress that the present terms be extended only for one or two years. Such action, he said, would re- tore - ^ "pall of uncertainty" over he atomic energy program. It vould have, he added, "an adverse Ifect on the urgent business jt mshing ahead In our knowledge ind utilization of atomic eneryy joth for use in our economy and or our defense." The five members of the Atomic Energy Commission v;ere nominal- New York Cotton NEW YORK, April 28. (UP) — Close barely steady. Mar. May July , Oct. , Deo. open high .. 3208 3224 .. 3793 3825 .. 3740 2765 .. 33!fl 3329 .. S2« KCT low 3208 3787 3728 3297 closa 3137 3800 3138 3297 3230 230 Mobile Clinic Examines 502 in Stop of Armorel The Mobile Unit, which is making an 18-day tour In Mississippi County to locate all persons who might have contacted tuberculosis gave chest X-r,iys to 502 in the Ar-' morel community yesterday, and today was set up In the Burdette Store at Burdette. Mrs. Edriie Regenold,' chairman of the clinic committee in Armorcl Miss Margurietc Matthews. Mrs F R. Hale, and Mrs. R, w. Nichols assisted clinic workers yesterday. The actual X-ray work is done by State Board of Health workers, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Power of Little Rock. They will return to Little Rock alter this week, and will be replaced by other state health employees. Mrs. C. G. Redman, executive secretary for the Mississippi County Red Cross chapter, was In charge of the organizational work in connection with the clinics, and the health unit for Mississippi County will do the follow up work. Weather Arkansas forecast: Pair today, tonight and Friday. Not much change In temperature. Minimum this morning—49. Maximum yesterday—79. Sunset today—6:43. Sunrise tomorrow—-5:11. Precipitation, 24 hours to 7 a.m today—None. Totai since Jan. 1—20.45. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—84. Normal mean for April—ei. of blending Universal Training'and the dralt. Mr. Truman told his weekly news conference that the compromise was acceptable, but thst was all It was. He said h« had to accept it because that was all he could get. It is not what he wanted, he said, but It was a step In the right direction. Mr. Truman aired his views as the Senate Armed Services Committee appeared ready to okay the to give 1«1,000 It and U 1(1 a full - , training and fo •11 li?ithti«jgh H regular service. An Informal poll showed that five of nine committee members polled will support tlie plan when, the committee takes it up 'next week. Two were opposed. Two were undecided, but leaned toward approval. The other four members of the 13-man committee were not available, but at least two of them are expected to support the compromise. Tli House Armed Service* Committee is strongly opposed to the "blend," however. The compromise proposal was outlined to President Truman yesterday by Defense Secretary James Forrestal and two of his aides at terest In. the company. Present plans call for actual transfer of the stock around July 1. Only the lumber Interests In the original purchase last yenr by the Florida Interests are InvolTed In the new deal. The farming Interests and other properties will continue under the management of the Osceola financiers under tha firm name of Marked Tree Farms, Inc. Some of the land already has been resold. Also included In the lumber deal was the Mississippi Valley Hnrd- wood Co., In Memphis, which the Florida Interests acquired last yenr and added to the Chapman & Dewey holdings. id las', year for one-year terms. At- White House conference. The pres- er a long Senate battle over the Went reportedly endorsed the gen- hoice of David Lilientlial as chair- cral principles of the plan, man, they were confirmed. Faces HOUM Opposition Caruthersville To Have Bond Election May II Ainsworth Gets Life Sentence Leachville Man Saved from Death In Electric Chair Mrs. F.I her! I* Rice, jM, and FInyd M. Blocker, 44, both at Leachfllle, entered plras of full- ty In CraUhead Circuit Court today and were sentenced to serve prison terms of 13 years a» accomplice* In the murder of Fred Holder, Caraway planter. These terms expire in August.. «r. Truman this month renomina'.- d each of the five for new terms anging from one to five years, so hat in the future oniy one member at a time would come up for enomlnation or replacement. Ll- ienthal was proposed for a new ive-year term. The President said that members of Congress who are slowing up nominations are not doing the However, it faces siern opposition In the House. Chairman Walter G. Andrews, R., N. Y., said members of his Armed Services Committee urged him to stand firm against the draft-UMT "blend." Andrews denounced the plan as "utterly foolish," His committee is working on its own selective service bill to draft men 19-through-26 and may report it favorably to the House tomorrow. Dusiness of government any gOf» ' Meanwhile, a Senate Appropria- ^s far as efficiency is concerned. Mr. Truman pointed out that Congress has had a year and a half to examine the performance of the Atomic Energy Commission. He also pointed out that the flvs- year staggered terms were provided for in the original atomic energy act. He said he had a "firm conviction" that under the present atomic energy program and that under .heir continued leadership even greater progress will be made." The President insisted that the commission members were appointed without reference to their political affiliations. As far as he '' concerned, he said, he wants th; development of atomic energy in this country kept on a non-partisan basis. tions Subcommittee opened final hearings on House-approved legislation to hand out »3,19«,000,000 immediately for Air Force expansion to 10 groups. Army Secretary Kenneth C. Royail was scheduled '.o testify. Chairman Styles Bridges, R., N. H., hoped to finish action on the bill today. The committee Is expected to approve the funds, which would be W22.000.000 more than asked by Defense Secretary Jamrs Forrestal tor 96 air groups. The "blend" program was suggested when it became apparent that UMT would have little chance of passage this year. Under the proposal, 18 and 18-year-olds would be inducted Into the regular armed forces Instead of Into a separate UMT organization. Arthur S. Harrison Again Heads Young Democrat's in Missco Area Arthur S. (Toddl Harrison, Blytheville attorney, has been reap- polnted chairman of the Mississippi County organization of young Democrats, It was disclosed today. The appointment was made by Henry Woods of Texarkana, president of Young Democratic Clubs of Arkansas, and announced through Mrs. James M. Roy of BlythevlHe, member of the state organization's executive committee. A quota ol 200 members has been given Mississippi County In the state-wide drive for members «nd a goal of 10,000 members has been set for the state. The Young Democrats are seeking to J Increase Interests In city, and their relation to the other officers which make up the city and county governments. The Mississippi County group ot Young Democrats also has been working to get more citizens to quality a s electors by paying their poll tax assessments. Only holders of poll taxes can vote in Arkansas. In the state-wide drive for payment of the poll tax results were evident with 4M.406 citizens qualifying as electors In the primaries to be conducted this Summer and the general election to be held next Fall. Another project of the Young Democrats, working on a statewide basis, was the recreational ant memorial center on Lake Cath- . Mo,, April 2»—The first step in', a five-year expansion and 'Improvement program will be tnkcn here Muy 11 when voters will participate in a special »123,000 school bond election, Jor construction of a new 12- room intermediate, grade school building. In connection wllh tne Dond issue for the new building, voters will also vote on a special four-year building tax of SO cents on I10O valuation, to be used In the now construction. The new building will be used to house the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades, with the flxth anil sixth grades to be moved from their present location in tho grndc school and the seventh and eighth grades from the high school wlicrc they were moved sometime ago to provide more room in the over-crowd- j ed grade school. The population of Caruthersville was placed at 6600 In 194n and today, since five new sections have >een taken Into the corporate Units, tht population is, estimated to be In excess of 11,000. With this population increase come a corresponding increase >a school enrollment, particularly in he lower grades. In September, 1947, it was necessary to hire a 'ourth first grtidc teacher to care for the Incieasc in this grndc, ami another will be necessary In September, 1948. In addition to remedying the congestion in present school buildings, those proposing the election state that the new building l.s highly necessary If the Caruthersville schools are to continue approved education standards, which are required in order to receive state alri. Other plans In the live-year expansion and improvement program cali for construction ol a farm work shop at the Washington Negro school, Installation of additional sanitary facilities In this school, and an addition to the white high school to provide more class room.;, a cafeteria, and an enlarged gymnasium and auditorium. After deliberating only SO minutes, a Jury In the Lake oUyDivi- I . sum ol the Cralgheacl Circuit COMfcJSS. yesterday found Oerakl Ls Alnsworlh, 23, of Leachvlile, found guilty ot first degree mu and the Jurors recommended n sentence In the stnte penitentiary. At Washington, Itr. Truman told a news conference he believed the board would succeed. Then, as an afterthought, he said he at least hoped so. The strike would cut the lifeline? of commerce and industry and cripple the nation. The board, headed by Frank P, Douglass met with union officials In a conference room adjoining union strike headquarters In a downtown hotel. "The nation cant stand a national railroad strike," Douglas said, ''and It's not going to." Douelftw was accompanied by Francis A. O'Neill, a member of th» mediation board. The government officials were de- .crmlned to make every effort to prevent tho strike from cutting the nation's lifelines. ' "We've got' to succeed," Douglas* said "for this Is the last thing we can do about it." The government h,ad exhausted every legal method of avoiding lha strike. Mediation Only Hape ' Tlie only hope Jay in mediation. Douglas asked representatives of both sides to meet wllh him in' a do-or-clle attempt to work- out a settlement of the workers' demand for a 30 per cent wage increase. Two of. the unions—the Brother- hood'of Firemen and Englnemen and the Switchmen's Union of North America—had already ordered their members to stop work on May II. The other union, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, had not set-an official strike date. Bit J. P. Shields, assistant grand engineer of the unwn, said the engineers "might set tht -'strike dat* today or tomorrow." t The three unions represent |M6,- , _ 1000 workers, about •O^oa* ol Whom •at dow» offici . Ainsworth on the witness stand admitted having killed Fred Holder, 56, Carawiiy' farmer, during an attempted robbery on the night of March 31. He disclaimed intent to kill and denied setting fire to Holder's truck which wns being used by the farmer to transport gasoline lo Alnswoitii's stalled car. Holder wns shot and after his lusnlinnt fled, a motorist found the victim dying by the side of his blazing car. Following the verdict, Ainsworth was sentenced by circuit Judge Charles w. Light of'Parngould. If the Jiu-y had fouiul him guilty at firs!, degree murder and failed to make the recommendation for a life tarn, the conviction automatically would have carried a death sentence. Mrs. Elbertla Rice, 24. also of Leachville, who U alleged by the state to have planned the robbery which Ainsworth tried to execute, nnd Floyd M. Blockcr, 24, of Lcncli- vllle, who Is said to have been wl'.h Mrs. Rice near Die scene of the at- temhted robbery, were being tried today us accessories to the Holder murder. Selection of a Jury was starter! Immediately following the completion of the Ainsworth case and opening statements In the case of the two, who are being tried Jointly, were presented by the attorneys this mornii.g. Two others, Basil Blevlns, +0, and Harold George, 22, both of Carml in Craighend County, also are held as accomplices and alleged to have fildcci Ainsworth to escape following Holder's death. They will be tried Inter. Aliuworth showed little emotion J Mrs. R;; jf.'ltiefer, Of th* National Association of Retail Grocers, said it would affect'food (applies within two Week*. " v V She said supplies of fresh'food* In non-producing .areas would give out ''rather quickly." But she said there was no occasion for hoarding because supplies would be adequate for "some time" after "the ; first pinch Is felt." Would Be Second Strike The nation got its first taste of country-wide rail strike In as years when 250,000 workers struck for 48 hours In IM«. Before the president used his wartime powers to halt the strike, the entire nation, was plunged Into a crisis. President WJllliun Green of the American Federation of Labor said he believed the strike could''b« averted. "They (the railroads and unlon»>" have found a way out of a similarly difficult situations over a period of years and I believe they will thl* time through the mediation services of the government and the lalr-mindcdness of management, which will arrange terms acceptable to the brotherhood*:" he said.' The railroad brotherhoods are Independent organlzntlons and have or the CIO. '• with either the Perry Lee Adkisson Honored at University Perry IjCC Adkisson of Armorel, has been named business manager for the Arkansas Agriculturist, student magazine ot the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture, it was learned today. He Is a sophomore at the University of Arkansas and the son of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Adkisson or Armorel. He Is a former member of the Armorcl 4-H Club and in 1946 won state 4-H honors in tractor maintenance. Tho railroads and the unions hav» negotiated for six months. The dispute has been under federal mediation and was Investigated by a presidential fact-finding board provided under the National Railways Act. Throughout the dispute the brotherhoods have demanded a 30 per cent wage increase, Including a $3 dally minimum boost and several changes in working conditions. The when the Jury returned Its verdict | cni "l ses m worimg eonmtions. -me ending a three-day trial. He was Darners offered a 15 1-2 cent hourly ng sullen during most of the proceedings. Tile case was prosecuted by James C. Hale of West Memphis, prosecuting attorney for the Second Judicial District, and his Cralghead County deputy, Ivle C. Spencer. Bon McCourtney of Joncsboro, rep- resentc-d the defendant. wage hike which .was also suggested by the presidential fact-finding board. New York Stocks (Closing Quotations) county, state and federal govern- erine, near not Springs, for war nient and Mr. Harrison us Mlssl- veterans and their families Young sslppl County chairman has soon- Dcmocratlcs provided $35,000 for sored a program which resulted this project and obtained $20,000 in several officials appearing ba- more from other interested part- tore high school groups to ex-1 Ics. Vets Haven Is opersted as a plain functions of their offices' non-profit project. Beth Steel Coca. Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward . >.l t Central Int Harvester Republic Steel Studebakcr 23 1-2 .... 78 1-2 ..., ^ f-t .... 76 1-2' 34 5-8 1S5 35 3-3 56 3-3 57 16 95 1-4 27 1-2 Standard oi N J Packard U S Steel China Gets Vice President Under New Constitution NANKING, April 29. (UP)—Gen. LI Tsung-Jen. onc-t'me. political foe of Generalissimo Chiang Kal Shek, was elected China's first vice president under the new constitution today. Li, the Insurgent candidate, defeated incumbent and official 'party canidate Sun Fo. 1438 to 1295, on the fourth ballot In the National Assembly. His victory climaxed one of the strongest political contests In the history of China, one !n which all candidates withdrew only to reenter again at the request of Gen. Chiang, who was elected president In an earlier race. Last "uaday the 58-year-old LI, who rose from the ranks to -become 3 general, charged that the ballot was not free and that the powerful Kuomlntang Party exerted pressure to defeat him. Veteran Officials Plan To Retire From Office By United Pre» Many familair faces were miss- In from the Arkansas political picture at the county V •"'- today after yesterday's filing vadllne. In Cralghead Cojnty, Sheriff Leon Brown, who had served three terms, and Judge Clarence Freeze, did not file for reelection. Seeking the sheriff's Job will b* Mayor Jaff Alexander of Monett, Walt Chrisco and W.Y. Nash of Jonesboro; while Husfon Johnson, Ben Miller and Alba I r j announced for Judge. ..,-.•' By dropping out of the picture Freeze brought a Wut a certain change In officials of the Arkansas County Judges Association which he has served as secretary. Crittenden County Judge Cy Bond is president of the group and announced recently that he nould not be a canldato, for re-election. Soybeans ••. •/;<»*»• f. > ». Chirac*) • ' open felgh low 1:JC May ...... 407» 40» 400 - 4M July 387» '3W »*» .* N ov '.,, ' K* , MO*.' - *»»

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