The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 6, 1948 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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VOL. XLV— NO. 36 BLYEHBmnr COURIER NEWS . THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKAN«« ..,„ „ ,..1. '-^ 1 -"-4 ff ^ Blythevlll* Courier Blythevilte Dally Newl Bother and Three Children Lose Lives in Farm Home Fire on Wilson Plantation Explosion Blamed on Possible Use of Tractor Fuel in Kitchen Four members in a family of seven died in a fire which apparently resulted from the use of tractor fuel to re-kindle a lire in a farm home South of Wilson on Highway Gl yesterday. • • Mrs. A. H. Collins, 22, died at 6 a. m. today in a Memphis normal and three of her five children were fatally burned the Names destroyed their home one mile South of m about 6 p. m. yesterday. Phe children-who lost their lives were: Wayne Collins three; Jeweldme, 18 months, and a two-weeks old boy ' joe, ^ —. .— . — Two older children, a daughter, Virginia, 7, and her brother, "Bulcb," who is four, were not - — were In the house at the, time of the explosion, neighbors said today The father and husband was at work In the field and did not learn of the fire until he arrived home! and found his wife being loaded! into an ambulance. S' e died in a Memphis, hospital this morning Mrs. a. W. Wilson, a sister of Mr. Collins, is caring for the two surviving children. C ' T - Lynch, farm manager, said that Mrs Collins apparently tried-. „„„, P111511 . to re-kindle a fire using tractor fuel! ! n e. N. Y., May e. <UP>—France UN Police Force Asked by France 'Emergency Mayor' Plan for Palestine Targer of Criticism UNITED NATIONS HALL, Fhlsh- . .. g ' N . Y -. May e. (UPi—France living, "lasted today that thc United Na- in a cook stove. Tenants . ea about 100 yards away said they. 1 ' 0 '" recruit an emergency nolice -heard an explosion and found the! force to protect Jerusalem and Collins house in flames. ! Russia demanded throu»h consider Mrs. Collins rushed out of the| atl0n of '"e idea house with her clothes burning and Botn big powers and several small suffered third degree burns before! countries attacked a plan by H" ,? r i lved - A Swift Furniture! UN T ™steeship council «,,„„ and Undertaking Co. ambulance 1 would abandon the UN's alternate from Osceola was called nnd re- to P r °tect the Holy City and nro- " Invasion of Holy Land Is Planned By King Abdullah British Withdrawal From Palestine May 15 to Be Arab D-Day By Leo Turner (United Vress S(j« Correspondent) JERUSALEM, May 6. (UP)-KlllB Abdullah has declared his intention of Invading Palestine after he British leave whether or not the Arab League accepts an armistice, dispatches from Amman reported today. Abdullah 'told Arab reporlers he would inarch into tlic Holy Land with his Trans-Jordan ami Iraqni armies the moment the British surrender their Palestine mandate, scheduled for micn:sht May 14 He said he had recalled his foreign minister from a conference with other Arab leaders at Damascus ^because he was "tired of negotiations and propositions." "I have decided to enter Palestine after the ]5th with an Iraqui Army even if the Arab League decides to thc \ accept armistice proposals" the Arab monarch said. "I refuse to accept it. The mo- officc of Dr ' - 1nstea<l for " British appoint" m w,, ' - - ( apon- Ellis in Wllwn for emergency treat- | men ' of «• "emergency major" His nent. She later was moved to a task wolll d be to carry out certain fS,, i.l n Meni Phis where she died ! municipal functions, but not to Neighbors said that Mrs r n i_ I maintain law imrt AVH O , Netfhbors said that Mrs Col i maintai Ilns stumbled out of the door -of the burning house »nd rolled on the ground io smother lhc fire in her clothing. The bodies of the order. Tsarapkm of Russia Semyon complained that the Trusteeship Council was trying to rule the UN out of any role In Jerusalem He asserted that the cssembly should SfcS&jrS?. l ",..S 0l . a ' P °] ice f " "l™ ' Lr " CnCJ Mr-, Collins' body Osceola ~ r fc~*^-. -*'« ments .Piae: tims t _ in Bassrtt tomorrow Mi: Collins, Ployed on the •ay'wJfcJBnfes-.rt—, tmmrt!' forming a got eminent to succeed Great fractor driver em- 1 is P'oyea o,, the Wilson Plantation ' H „ , ,, was in Memphis with h s wife'! , He .a'tacked a propos Ruby Mildine. wl ,en she die? ThV te^np'c™" bj '- th ' Brif'iin in »h» n i r ""-" _..-.>i, •••-• -••<; v,ui^ uiifct roau irom Iran !^m,nn m the Holy Land on May I lo Trans-Jordan follows the pipc- ment the British abandon the mandate,^my armies wl.l go immcdi- Immediately after the press conference, Abdullah left his capital to inspect troops at the Trans- Jordan town of Mafrak, 30 miles Northeast of Amman. Ai^ h n rc L' was "° lnc "cation whether Abdullah intended to march into Jerusalem and violate thc reported 'truce of Qod" reached with Arab League representatives, under which the Holy City would be hand- ew/over to Ule international Red .ols PipeJI • - N(ft trieiri -.„,„-„„!- rtSn, is on the Kirkuk-IIaifa pipe- ine.- The only direct road from Iraq -.. she died family moved to Wilson al laid be- the UN Trus- i««iujr moved to Wilson from III! HI. °""'"-" " nn nemanaed tha nois last December and Mr r-nll \nl , del =°" t<>s ^ quickly and decisive h»d been employed on the p° S LZ , Pr °'l Ct Jcrusnl ™ ! *°™ "« Mon for about two months Arab-Jewish warfare. line, leading to the belief Abdullah went North to review some 2000 Iraqui regular troops assigned to the h: .•?» and demanded thai j Palestine campaign. About one-fourth Second Missro Dis.i S "Emergency The proposal called /or assembly ... ctio » which would authorize Great -ar De,, sufferedXaTr destrovWi''fh ' n h UrCrt '" a rire whichj f01 ' tiic mu"icipa"l services"of Jcru- destroyed the home of D. c. Parten. sal ™ after May is. ir. On April 4 ien living! Britain to hand over to a neutrn 'Urns and "emergency mayor" rt-sponsibilits a Bly-| "If Arabs nnd Jews do not agree Mrs D. C. p ar tcn died in thevilie ' -• • in-law, ^'dosiroyed^AlioTer^' 1 "!;? 111 ^^ 10 '" tWs man « m to C( i- i. ' "•. ""otner daughter- the garbage." of Abdullah's KORTHEA8T AR1CANBA3 AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ' BLYTHEVILLB. ARKANSAS, THURSDAY. MAY 6, 1948 Bodies of Two Missco World War II Casualties Being Returned for Burial EIGHTEEN PAGES The beetle* of two Mlwlulppl oounly mtn w |], ta „,,„, of 6,207 America service me,, MM „, Mllmi ^"w ned to th. United 8t .l« this month for bl , la * lt ., Relallves of Pvl, Alfred O. Ash«- branner, 20, of Blytheville Route 3, and 1st Lt. James H. Lynch. 22, ot Lnxora, have been notified by th« American Graves Registration Service that the bodies of the two men are being returned and are expected lo arrive here lale (his month. Private Aslinbi aimer, son of Mr and Mrs. Arthur O. Ashabranner of the Half Moon community was killed In Prance Oct. 30. 1944 by a Gerninn snl|X!r, and Lieutenant Lynch, son of Mrs. J. w. Lynch of Luxora, was killed In an airplane crash In the South Pacific, Feb. 5, First I.uxora Casualty Lieutenant Lynch was Luxora'« first World War II casualty The body of Private Ashabranner is being returned aboard thc Onit- ed States Army Transport Lawrence Victory along with the bodies of 4.183 other American soldiers killed In the European theater. Private Asliabrnnncr entered Ihe Army Feb. 8, 1944 and was sent to Italy ill August of the same year From IlHly he was transferred with the 45th Division of the 179th Infantry to France. He was torn nenr Half Moon aud attended Dell Hl K h School In addition to his parents he Is survived by three sisters, Mrs. tdward Reese and Mrs. Edson Hlggs -' R « *«'• Al ' k - ll " d Mr! ' *<»' Br <"ni Huffman; »nd two brothers, «"cl Cecil Dearld Asha- Charles Dell Negro Killed When Hit by Auto Death on Highway Brings 1948 Traffic Toll in Missco to Six Bill King. 18, Dell Negro, died at Walls Hospital early this, morning of injuries received when he was struck by a fast-moving car on the Shonyo Road two miles West of Dell at seven o'clock last. night According to State Policeman T E. Smalley of Blytheville, who wltli , Deputy Sheriff w. w. Simpson of Dell I branner of Half Moon He Is the first North Mississippi County wnr casualty to be returned to this county for biirlnl. Served In Padflo Lleutenniii Lyiicli's body Is being returned to the United Stales from Honolulu abonrd Ihe Army Trans- aoni C< !r'" nnl °' Coi '»el along with 3,204 o her American .ervlce men killed In li,e Pacific Theater of Operations. Ucutcnnnt Lynch had been assigned lo duty h, the South Pacl- no only three months at the time °' 'V s d , ciuh ' A1 «'on»h complete details of Ihe crash were never learned, he was said to have been oil a reconnaissance mission at Ihe time. Horn In Luxora, he was a graduate of Luxorn High School nnd Arkansas Polytechnic Colltge at Rus- Korcc'im'm Cn! ' Sletl '" '"' A "" J *' r M, He ' S , , survlvcd |J V hi, mother, three sisters, Mrs. Tom Callls of Luxora, Mrs. Harold Frazler of West Memphis, and Mrs. Phronsle Lync Nowlln of nooncvillc Ark • „ three brothers, William Lynch Memphis and Edgar and A Lynch of rimt, Mich. Large Air Force Urged bySenator Nebroskon Favor* Appropriation Okayed in Hous* WASHINGTON, May 6. (UP) Senate Republican Whip Kcnnct 8. Wherry today predicted promi Senate approval of funds to star building a ID-group Air Force. "There is no doubt about It " th Nebraskan snld as the Senate me to tnkc up House-approved leetsla lion providing *3.W0.08t),000 for SINGLE Rail Union Leaders Called To White House as Seizure Looms'; Strikes Dot Nation Negotiations In Meat Strike Collapse Again TllO (By United 1-rwin) govcriinicnt today Intensl- King's dentli Is the sixth traffic" rarity for Mississippi County "thU ^Force^o^?Str^ emalley quoted witnesses to the n ?'Kf°£ -" ^^^^ ^ Arab Legion already Is iiv Palestine on loan to the British. Legion troops have taken over several Important positions from the British niui are expected to hold them when the British give up their authority o' *lirt i_r~i,_ T- i . J thc Holy Land urday. a week from Sat- agrcc- in-law. Mrs Otis Partc to rescue the other " suffered severe burns Reliable sources said the ,. e . tli - mcnt for a "Truce of God" in Je-. , - ..-_,. .._, n „,, „,..,„„„;„„ rusalem was reached by n United led said Bcrendsen, "it will not be pos- Nntlons three-man consular com"-'-'- •" :ol!ect mission '".meetings with Arnb lead- Issue Sold at Caruthersville -wlSST^^- M °- M ^ bonds In the amc crs at Jericho. | The assembly's i efforts to work ' nie R °d uros. 1 ; delegation late [out some government for all of lnst n 'Sht bunded Arab nnd Jcw- i Palestine still was barely underway isnh leaders a list of c j g hj, con di| despite the little time left to act. j tlons »"der which the Red Cross ' Appointment of the "shadow would supervise the Holy City truce mayor" of Jerusalem was consider- rrk " ' — ! - ed the first step in the Anglo- American plnn. As a second step, the British arc pressing thc General- Assembly to establish a neutral authority which would be recognized by the UN as thc only legal authority In Pales- The four mnin conditions: Jews and Arabs would administer tiieir respective sections of the city under civil authority. 2. Jerusalem must be completely demilitarized. 3. Red Cross convoys must be given -completely free passage to tine after May 15—a step believer! any militarized area outside *Jcru" 'imti May G ! dcsl S"e(l to raise legnl bars to proc-isalcm on entering or leaviiie thp |n ' tm P r °veniei,ts|lp.niation of a Jewish state on that Holy City. 'eavmg me Tubercufosis Clinic Hears End here TII H Talk o! n " 5sin " recognition of by thc City "council n tS y lhe Hcbiw s tatc 8rcw out of an first step toward getting tlic i-nn cxchnn Be between Soviet and Cu- OCO. waterworks and scwcr oxiWn" ' b " n dcle S at « lntc last ni 8 h ' «> '» sion programs underway hr-rr- TV, i c 5C<I m(>ctlri B ° r a General As- fmproveniciiUj were voted at a' *" nl " y subcommittee. special bond election sometime' a"o i 1 " llc sroup stilrtet ' to work on vnr The firms niakin? the low-inter- iolls suggestions for replacing th e:- ; . bi-l were John Nuvccn of Chicago, and Gordon Mceks Co" and Hernia" °—----- - and Co., Brillsh rule m Palestine when Cu- bnn Delegnle Gnillormo Belt pro- Of Missco Tour Only five communities remain the schedule for thc conducted clinics bcine ~ accident as saying that the .car WAS traveling a speed of approximately 50 miles an hour, aild that King stepped into the path of the vehicle. The accident apparently was unavoidable, he said. The car apparently hit the Negro above the knees, the Impact throwing him on the hood with his head striking the windshield, Officer smallcy said. Death was attributed to a fractured skull. Officer Smalley stated that King nnd his two companions were walking west along the right side of the road and that the car was traveling In the same direction. Names of his companions were not learned. King was taken lo the Fox clinic in Manila following the accident and laler brought to the hospital here. Following the accident Scaggs was arrested on n reckless driving charge. Officer Smalley said, but , charge later was withdrawn he was turned over to the the and sheriffs office for further investigation of the accident. King was the son of Willie King of Dell. T-c bid carrird a nr* , ' ica " Rctl Cross mcl '" lhc c °" r t c']7ni c "'in S 1 < ,"J£ ITOW wilh thc earned a premium of; House yesterday and studied the ,„, '" Jomcr at thc Faraicr's Gin Ssrcral wc n k<i ocrrt iv,« r, , °' ( ' by-]aivs and prepared revisions, r/iu-^li /-w,^«« v. , ,H ,L"l°. >c Council I which will be submitted to the A.^ . ' ^ Og * n : chairman. requested Wdro^o.scbo'nd 1 1 WhiC ', 1 *'" "' 8Ubm " te<l '° lhe *"*«< when thev *•„„. ^/L.*' membership of thc chapter nt thc Nic i, n JIM> ,,.u ., i"i^>i; Qoncis, . but when they WC re received al » W Uc C b!;f JCCtefC r' lhC '° Wcst '»««"* |putc being offered at that time be- first bids, the Council saved aDoro*" imately s 16.000 in Interest in com ihn'wH ^ the 1lllcrcsl Date's on night W ' ns !l<;cc!)ted Tuesday wr'^Tf SUt<>d that matcr la> bids wcie let recently, and that some of thc material hns already been shipped, ant! more Is expected to be shipped soon. • K'ew York Cotton slMdy V Y ° RK| May 6 ' (UP >-«'<«e. Mar. July Oct. Dec. Open High Low Close 3202 3218 3192 3207 3718 3648 3296 3309 3280 329fl .. 3:85 3720 3664 3C18 3653 3600 „ , 3229 3W 3219 Spots close 3791 up 41. 3237 ip of thc chaplei annual meeting. May 11,. at 7:30 p. m. The meeting is scheduled to be held in the court room of thc Court House. J. L. Guiin, Noble Gill and J. W. Adams composed the committee. The nominating committee headed by Mr. Guiin. working with Mrs. B. A. Lynch. Mrs. Floyd A. While, and O. E. Kmidson, also met and selected prospective- officers and board members which will be acted upon at-the annual meeting. George Lee, chapter chairman, announced today lhat every person who has contributed as much as SI to the American Reel Cross during the past year was entitled to attend Ihe meeting. Mr. Lee expressed the belief that those who give money and lime mlo such organizations as the Red Cross should know what happens lo the money they collect and give, and have a voice In other pertinent matters of interest which contort the Red Cross. Nichols chaplain. Miss Samm M ls, Lavada e Gray New York Stocks Closing quotations: Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper Belh steel .'. Chrysler ./" Coca Cola ] Gen Electric Gen Motors '. '' Montgomery Wards . N Y Central hit Harvester North Am Aviation"!' Republic Steel Socony Vacuum . , ' Studebal:cr Standard of N J Texas Corp. ai'fknrd S Steel "" 56 5-8 36 A-8 Few Perishables Shipped by Rail From Missco Area W. S, Johnston, general agent for the Frisco Lines here, said today that he did not believe the cm- bnrgo woum niTect Mississippi County too severely Inasmuch as shipments of perishables and livestock originating in this county wcrc considerably light. He defined iwrlshablcs as fresh fruits and vegetables, very little of which is produced in this county for thc market. Most of tlic vegetables grown in nig for ee nlr groups. But he feel the proposed 70-groiip unit Woul Itirow the Air Force Out of " nnce" with other branches of tb armed forces. The House voted M3 to 3 In favo of funds for 10 air groups. Meanwhile, in other defense de velopmenls: 1. Several members of the Sen ate armed services committee me t privately with Chairman Walter G [ Andrews. R., N. Y., of the Houst committee to discuss differences h manpower legislation being prcpar ed in the two branches. Andrew reportedly stood pat against thu senate plan to merge a two year 10-through-25 draft with a one year military training program fo 18.-ycni--olds. 2 Owen J. Roberij;, chairman o the National seciirily Committee endorsed the combination plan "1 UMT cannot be .enacted" at till, session. "As a temporary means fo immediate strengthening of the reserves," lie said, "tills comprom isc measure would be effective. 1 The former Supreme Court Justice has been a strong booster of UMT 3. Rep. Leo E. Allen, R., III., claim cd considerable House support for his pint to build up thc army by offering $1,000 bonuses for two- year enlistments and $1.500 for three years. But chairman Char Gurncy, s. D., of the Senate Armed Services Committee snld, "you won't find any support in the Sen- Carson School Graduates Hear County Supervisor John Mayes, county school supervisor for Mississippi County, addressed the graduation class at Carson last night, using "Where Have You Mode a Road?" as his subject D. V. Malocli, county agent for the Osccola district, gave thc Invocation, and H. F. Ohlcndorf, secret President Urges Use of Pressure By Citizens to Influence Congress "s^SIS~=I-"SS b S- n President Truman today called for "- - • "^ 11<n " in * "•«*> public pressure on Congress to ease a housing shortage which he said had become "almost fatal." He also said that this country's bi-partlsan foreign policy must continue "If we are going to get peace In this world." Mr. Tinman's remarks were ari- 33 7-8 dress lo the National Conference on Family Life meeting hero. He spoke extemporaneously for 15 mtnnjes. It was lhe first time that a President's extemporaneous remarks of such length had been broadcast over the major radio networks. On housing, the President pleaded speclflcially for House passage of the Taft-F.llcnder-Wagner hous- 58 167 34 7-8 55 3-8 59 1-4 IS 3-4 95 12 l-« 26 7-8 19 1-2 23 1-4 18 1-2 61 4 5-8 75 IIIB whirh ii-a. .n ••••r..." i.u.ia- t.N-miy lo ine weii.ire of nils counlry b'the"£„.?;' aPPr ° Ved """'"i".^"^trect and the railroads o? by thc Senate. He asked the delegates to urge House members to pass the bill. "Tell them about housing," he . Warning that the housing shortage Is "almost a fatal one," he particularly stressed tne plight of veterans who return from serving their country only to'find then no homes for them. Mr. Truman said it was disgraceful lhat a young veteran his wife their young child and dog recently were evicted from » parking lot home here. "They couldn't find a place where mcy wo\ild let a baby and a dog live." he said. Then, extending his arm In an a- PpeatinB gesture, he asked how families could be reared in such conditions. "Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of this country anything else," he said. Mr. Truman said the fact that elections are coming up In a year See PRESIDENT on P»»e ». -- V »^l,n_, IJIII.II.1J- fled its drive lo scllle lh c nation's two mnst serious Inuor disputes— thc i-iillroad strike set for next Tiicsduy and the meat strike, now I" Us 52nd dny. In both cases, government cx- irls wcrc attempting to B ct the disputants logclhcr foi- new talks despite complete breakdowns In negotiations this week. Oovernment attempts to settle (liu 62-duy meat packing strike had collapsed again. After two weeks of fruitless discussions. iH'Kollni.lons were broken off In Washington, but representatives of lhc packers nnd :nc striking CIO United Packinghouse Workers were nsked lo sliind- by nt Chicago for further settlement attempts. Meanwhile, the soft conl Industry begun setting up a negotiating committee to start bargaining with John L. Lewis on May II! for a new contract lo- replace thn present one which terminates June :IO. Unless a new contract Is signed by then, another soft coal strike might Dixie Railroads Face Shutdowns Three Big Carriers Wrll Hair Service If Strike Is Called (By United Tress) Southern rail carriers re.itllcd to- The southern Hallway nimoun.;,„ from It s office in Charlotte N C that no effort would be made to conltiiuc service in (ho twelve stales It serves. President Ernest Morris wild plans cull for "the Rrcntc'it possible reduction I,, forces li" nil departments If and when Ihc strike occurs." The southern connects Washington, si Louis, Cincinnati and AU At Richmond, va., the Richmond, I-rctlcilcksbiirg and 1'ontino Hallway snld "no tmins will move" It "••-- «....L-r son coa. airiKc mi B IH ,!„. w kc '"^^"I'-M. Supcrlnlen- stnrt July l because, the miners en pi would VmaZ'T' 1 "° al ' rcfu.,o lo work without a contract, p™ ojm of r ° i i , co " til>llc In ether later developments- The n UP l B , scl ' vl<w School leachei, .1 Providence. R. ^ & ' iM.:? 11 ™,'?!)I., iclumcd to classes after voting last night, to end their two-day- old alrikc. Tlio 1,200 teachers accepted a plan proposed by Mnjor Dennis J. Roberts to grant them wage boosts totalling $150,000 annually. The striking Aero Mech'nnlcs Union at Scatlle sntd It would file Ihrec suits against Uoelng Aircraft Corporation. Onn suit will seek lo restrain the firm from firing strikers. Tlic others will accnso the firm of slandering the union and seek recompense for loss of wages and strike expenses. Tire company hivs filed suit for $2,MO,000 against the roads between nnlton's capital. imond and the During the r ,,ll strike of May MO, many lines attempted t o con- llniio restricted passenger aiul freight service on nn emergency bn- sls. SiKikcsmen for both the Southern and np*p warned lhat effort would not he repealed. The Atlantic const Line announced yesterday It would Idle "practically nil" of Its 23,000 employes ACL Irnins connect New York and Washington with Florida. Thc Norfolk and Western' Railway and Seaboard .Air Line Indl- cnlcd planning was under Way for action during the proposed strike union on grounds the Mrlke vio- ': hut did not announce whether dilates a no-strike clnuso in their, Ho shutdowns In all departments contract. - . - • - I were scheduled ""••nw Striking CIO Brewery Workers nt Milwaukee brought their children onto tlio picket lines to bolster llieir claim that there nre fbnr persons in thc average family. During cost-of-llvlng talks, the brcw- New Bnjjlanrt Railroad, 'Ad BOSTON, May. 0. (UP)-Thrcc of New England's four major railroads announced todny that effec- Jnmn Cor|) ol Amcricnijby a strike of 50 cement finishers. Delta Council Hits Strikes CLEVELAND. Miss., May 0. (UP> —The Delta Council today adopted B resolution cocicleinnlnx Impending industrial strikes as a threat lo thc nation's economic welfare. "The economy of thc Notices to that effect wcrc ordered pasted by the Boston fc Rallroail and Us Maine Central Railroad. The D«teM estimated » majority of lt s total of 18,100 em- ployes "would be without positions until operations return to normal" If the strike was called." e New Haven Railroad, which Tuberculosis Control Work Gets Results Speaking before 4,000 employes. BEytheviHe Group To Attend Jaycee Convention at Spa Nineteen Jaycccs ant] two jay- wherc they will represent Blylhcvilic nt tile rmmi;il convention of the Arkansas Junior chamber of Commerce. The state convention opens tomorrow and will continue through no explained tnai tlic mass x-, f "" <ln >'- Thc Blytheville delegation ray screening being done by the wlt '' "'em scrapbooks and oth- Final Efforts To Be Made to Avert Walkout WASHINGTON, May «, U.P.)_Tlie White House fe* day called leaders of the three strike - threatening railroad unions to a conference We tomorrow. The union chiefs will meet with John K. Stceiman, nssist- juit to President Truman. bteclman is in charge of last- ditch government efforts to mediate the dispute. Tiie unions have caller! a stride for next Tuesday. Steclnian will confer the The white house summoned th» three union leaders after « high official said that the B overnment will seize the railroads If a settlement of the wage dispute Is not reached pre- hefore the strike deadline. Mcnnwhllc, some railroads pnred to clnmp embargoes lomon uw on perishable food shipments and notified employes that they would bo forced to shut down If th» < strike goes on as scheduled. Invited to tomorrow's meeting Here wore Alvanley Johnston, head of the n rot her hood of Locomotive Engineers; David B. Robertson, heart of the Brotherhood of Ldco- mollve Firemen and Enginemcn; ami A. J. alover, of the switchmen's Union. White House Secretary Charles O. Ross said Stceiman reached Johnston and rtoberlson by tele- phono this morning and they agreed to attend the conference. Steclman was still trying to reach Glover, who was In Buffalo, but the White House had no doubt that all thre« yould »ttend. ..••.; : ™ : dlnncr meeting in Hotel Noble last light. Dr. A. c. Curtis of the tuberculosis control division or the 'Slnte fealth Department In Little Rock, aid that this county has one of the argcst number of cases of lubcrcu- oslj, of thc entire slate He explained that the iUtc Board of Health in this coun- y now was directed at locating the disease In Us minimal stage, and ic pointed out thc the number of Attributed to thc disease a marked decline since deatlis bowed hcs er records of projects undertaken during the past year. These will be entered in competition with projects of other Jaycce clubs. Included In thc Blytheville delegation are. President Jimmle Edwards. President-elect William aves. Leonard Jolm- csc surveys had becr progress! wnrtl ^ Preside Dr. Curtis explained further that \ w -™tt. Cecil Gra. he clinic workers do not diagnose [ so "' Stewart Prclman, Foy Etchie- uit merely Inform the person x- 1 aon> Jelllllrl BS Bailey, J. T. Sud- aycd, and thc family doctor, thati "'"">'• " l11 Gibson. Mr. and Mrs. L. here is some lung condition that I °- Thompson Jr.. Mr. and Mrs. iccds attention. The plan calls for ' Marshajl_Blncknrrt, Harold Ander- 'c-rays being made of thc entire jopulalion ot Arkansas every five •cars, Dr. Curtis said. At present there are five x-ray mils being utilized by the Stale Joard or Health, three arc the large nobllc units, one of which Is work- ng in Mississippi County now. and wo arc stationary units. These mils must work with speed to cover he state, and there are already ,780 persons in Arkansas who have cccivcd medical care for the dls- asc. Dr. son, Bill Bolln, Jack Rawlings. Sanford Slielton nnd Ulho Barnes. Mrs. Blackard is president of the Jayccettes and with Mrs. Thompson will represent the Junior Chamber auxiliary at the convention. The Blytheville delegation has received assurances of support from several other clubs over the state of MOErtwnrds as a candidate for president of the Arkansas Jaycees to succeed Bradley Klmbrough of Qttirk. .Asked whether the White HOUM would niake any deflrille proposal for settlement of the'dispute, Ros» .said he could say nothing more. Or could he say "yet" whether Steelman would call » similar conference with spokesmen, for th« railroads. One of the three union leaders-^ Johnston of the engineers—said In creveland Hint h e didn't luiow whether "we can legally strike it (ho government seizes the railroads." Johnston was one of two bro- liej'hood leaders Involved in th« two-day railroad strike in i»4«. The other was A. p. Whitney, head of Ihe Brotherhood of Trainmen.' Whitney's union Is not Involved In the new strike threat. Struck 2 Ycnrs ago In May, 1940, Johnston and Whitney struck their. unions despite government, seizure of lh« lines and a personal appeal by Mr rriiman not to call their men out. The president countered by asking Congress for legislation to. draft the strikers into the Army. The strike was called off Just M Mr. Truman was delivering his request to a Joint session of Congress. A high federal official who asked not to be quoted by name said thc government will do all it can to settle the current dispute without resorting to seizure. But he added: "We Just can't let a railroad strike happen. The government will lake over and operate the railroads If this dispute is not settled before tlic strike deadline." The seizure would be made under an old World War I law giving the president power to commandeer the, nation's rail system "in time ot war." Mr. Truman has not. yet declared the official end of World War II. It was not yet certain how the government would get thc rail The election will climax the con- Wilson of Blytheville vcntlon. Blythcville was the con- •oy beans CHICAGO. May 6. CUP)—Soy«an quotations: open high tay 405 405 336a 395 ov low 397 389 close 397 389 303a Weather Iso spoke to the 15 doctors whol venlion city Inst ywir. tlcnded, and used thc "Physiology! f Blood Pressure" as his subject. ' Plans are also being made to have II meetings for thc medical society Inner meetings, in which event thc rcalcr part of the meetings will bo T Blythevlllo, Dr. F. E. Utley, scc- etary, announced today. scattered thundershowcrs east and central portions today. Partly cloudy tonight and Friday, warmer Friday. Minimum this morning—58. Maximum yesterday—76. 'Sunrise today—6:48. Sunrise tomorrow—5:04. "Precipitation, 24 hours to 7 si. m, today—.35. Total since Jan. 2—32.47. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—.35 N Normal mean for May— 10.3 workers to stay on the Job In casa of seizure. Tnree railroads — The Pennsylvania, the Southern Railway System nnd the Atlantic Coastline— have formally notified their em- ployes they will- be forced lo shut down if thc strike goes on as scheduled. . And n dozen railroads already have advised shippers that in th« • See STRIKES on Tajc 9 Formal Opening Friday for New Auro Supply Firm Formal opening of the Central Auto and Home Supply in Ihe new Tom Little Building, Fifth and Main Streets, Is to be conducted tomorrow, It was announced today by Bill Kerner, manager. Mr. Kerner also announced that ,. , James "Pete" Bradley had been ap: Mostly cloudy, pointed as the B. p. Goodrich budget manager for tho tire supply section of the new store, 421 West Main. The new store Is a result of the expansion of the Blan Heath Company Into two units by placing the «ut« supply and home supply departments In a separate business. Th* Blan Heath Company will oecupr adjacent quarters in the new bulM- Ing at 41S West Main. / The stores «re owned by Mr.TJto* Blan Heath,- Mrs. Goldie F LrtUa, »nd Mrs. Virginia UtU* B««tb-

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