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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER ISEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 87 BlythevUU Courier Bli'lheville DaUy Newi MtssUslppI Blylhevul* Herald THE DOMIMAMT KEWM>APER OT HOBTKKAOT JUUEAMAB AMD «OOTKKAyr UI88OURI BLYTHEV1LLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1948 rWELVE PAGES •Parking Meters To Be Installed In Eight Blocks City Accepts Survey By Manufacturer and Orders 300 Units Work on the installation of Blytheville's new parking meters is expected to get underway with the arrival of the meters in approximately 30 days. Mayor E. R. Jackson announced today. Mayor Jackson stated that 300 meters will be installed on both sides of Main Street be- « een Laclcde and Sixth reels. An order for the meters was placed yesterday, following the completion o: surveying by engineers of the Dual Parking Meter Companj of Canton, O., which has the contract for the sale and in- the meters, are expected to be O., fac- stallation of The meters ...___.. shipped from the Canton tory. Mr. Jackson stated that engineers recommended that meters be Installed, with parking at a 30 degree angle, every 15 feet. On the basis of this recommendation, he • said, and considering an allowance Jor vacancies at driveways and safety zones, 300 meters would be required, he said. Fewer Buj Stops Proposed Mayor Jackson stated that tin engineers also, recommended tha the loading and unloading zone, for the Blytheville Coach Lines, operators of the city buses, be Chang ed from every block to every othe block, so as to make more parking room available on Main Streel However, he pointed out that Ihi. lecommendation would have to be jMproved by the City Council. If The meters will cost $66 each in eluding installation charges. Thi would make the total cost of the *00 meters-Installed $19,800. By ordering 300 parking meters the city will receive • at no extr: three additional complete as semblies and three parking mete mechanisms, it was pointed out These are furnished by the manu facturer to use as replacements , the event that * meter has to be •' lemoved for repair. The meters will be operated be tween the hours of 8 a.m. and p.m. week days, Mayor Jackson saicl . and from 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Sat urdays. The meters will not be op crated on Sundays and holidays, ; said. Each meter will be on a two-hou timing, he said, and the cost fo the full two hour parking will be 10 cents. Timing of the meters wi be broken down into minutes, fo the benelit of motorists who do no •wish to park for the full two hours at the rate of one cent for eac] 12 minutes. The meters will h •quipped to take from one to pennies, he said. The cost? for one hour parking will be five cents. Each of the meters will carry five-year guarantee and will be in italled on a n-month trial-basis Should they be removed durin that period, they will revert bac to the manufacturer at no cost ti the city. « The meters will be paid for on -50 division of funds obtaine rough their operation. After th meters are paid for the entir ...Amount of revenue will go to th city. Three Schedules : or Frisco Lines Trains Changed Schedule changes for trains 805 nd 808, the "Memphtan"; 807 and 808, "Sunnyland"; and 898 and 889. Moose," were announced today oy (V. s. Johnston, general agent for lie Frisco Lines In Blytheville. They become effective May J5. The change oil the Memphlan vill not effect Blythevilte, Mr. lohnston said. It will leave St. xmis at 11 p.m., arrive In Mem- >hts at 7:15 a.m. and will then eave Memphis at 11 p.m. and ar- Ive back in St. Louis at 7:15 a.m. The "Sunnyland" will arrive ill Blytheville at the usual 3:50 p.m. but will leave Blytheville at 8:46 a.m., instead of 9:12 a.m. The "Moose," which runs from Jonesboro to Blytheville, will leave Joncsboro at 6:20 a.m., 3o minutes earlier than at present, and will arrive in Blytheville at 8:30 a.m. It will leave for Jonesboro at 11:10 i.m. A c c o r d i n g to Mr. Johnson, the :ime changes should facilitate travel by allowing connections out of St. Louis to be made at 4 p.m. whereas travelers now miss this connection by only ten minutes. This will connect the Missouri-Pacific Eagle and the City of St. Louis for points west. Funeral Rites Held for Four Fire Victims Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. A. H. Collins, 22. of near Wilson and three of her five children In the Bassett Cemetery this morning. They died of injuries when fire destroyed their two-room home on Highway 61, South Wilson \v«l- )ixie Democrats to Seek Strength For Party Revolt Conference on State's Rights Starts Monday In Jackson, Miss. By Harold Foreman United Fres» Staff Correspondent JACKSON, Miss., May 7. (UP) — Southern Democrats, most of them Jledgcd to the defeat of President Truman even if It means (he elec- '.lon of a Republican, will gather lere Monday for a states' rights conference aimed at gaining more strength for the party revoltmove- nent. praetor driver for was at nesctay afternoon. Mr. Collins. Wilson ,t Company, work in the field when the fire started from use of tractor fuel to stirt a fire In a kitchen stove. Two older children. Virginia, 7.. and B;'!ch, who Is 4, were not in the hor-e when the fire started. Mrs. Collins died in a Memphis hospital. Bodies of Wayne Collins azecl 3: JeweMinc. 18 months, and Lirry Joe. tv.-o weeks, wcro rccovcr- frr-m the debris after the five. 5\vift Furniture and Undcrtakino Company of Osceola was in charce of t'le funeral for the four fire victims. « ew Auto is Purchased v I'se by City Police The purchase of a 1948 Chevrolet sedan to be us?d by the Blytheville Police Force as a prowl car, was announced today by Mayor E H Jackson. Mayor Jackson stated that the ']"• v prowl was purchased from ."a Si'lUvan-Nelson Chevrolet Company at a cost of $1,434.15. The new car will replace the 1046 model Chevrolet, now being used by the Pp "" * prowl car, which patrol car will not he J«t into use until new three-way ra- " : '> system Is installed at the Po«e system, which is expected within i he next few weeks. The old patrol car will be used «l that lime, he said, and then cr? Fnrce as •v:'l be sold. • The new UN Asked to Pick Palestine Mayor Eevin Says British Unable to Get Jews And Arabs to Agree JERUSALEM, Slay 7. (U.P.— Jewish and Arab representatives today reached & provisional agree ment tor a triice within the old walled city in Jerusalem. The Jews and Arabs wpre brou'iri together under the sponsorship of Gen. Sir Alan Cunningham, the British hiffh commissioner, LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., May '. (UP)—Brilsh Foreign Minister Ern est Bevln cabled the United Nation: today that the Britisli high com missioner in Palestine was "unable to appoint an emergency mayor fo: Jerusalem. Bevin asked the UN ti do the job. Bevin told the UN Secretariat tha British High Commia Cunningham had get the Jews and to argee on a man. The General Asseml voted, 35 to 0 with seventeen absten tions, in fovor of a Trusteeship Oou ncl! report recommending that "neutral special rmmicioal com missioner be appointed by Britain to take over municipal functions the Holy City when the Britisl mandate ends May 15. The Jewish Agency ineanwhil appealed to the Security Counci for the second time In 11 days tc step in and halt alleged attack on Jews in Palestine by reguln forces of the Arab states. The formal Jewish complaint ad ded that there was 'no room fo doubt...that offensive operations on a larger scale by these forces are im minciit upon the termination of th Bridlsh mandate" In just one week Great Britain Accused It accused Great Britain of sup porting the Arab Invaders. "In the last few days," the agency report state, 'British forces weri rushed to Palestine from Malti and elsewhere Their purpose, nc cording to the statement of an of ficial British spokesman, was t provide reinforcements in view o Jewish action in Jaffa, No aggres sive act on trie part of Arabs even been deemed a sufficient ^ son for such a step" The strongest Jewish complaint however was aimed at Trans-Jor dan King Abdullah's Arab Legior The Jewish complaint said on Ma 4 a large Arab force, including Leg ion armor and artillery, nttacke Jewish settlements in the Ffa Etzio area. Citing UN investigation of th Greek Border warefare, the agcnc said the Security Council had the legal right to take "all appropriate action under the charter against the states concerned." Meanwhile, time was fast running out on the UN in its attempt to avert a full flcdsed war in Palestine. After three weeks of 'almost fruitless discussion in their special assembly the delegates were facing up to the fact that no solution was in sight in the seven days remain- Ing before the British mandate ends In the Holy Land. British Leave Ilalif:<* JERUSALEM. May 7. (UP)—Between 3.000 anrt 4.000 British troops boarded- the transport Georgic in Haifa Harbor today for what (he troops themselves said was a return to England. There was no official announcement of the number of troops leaving Palestine or their destination. New York Stocks Closing Stocks: A T and T.. Amcr Tobacco Anoconda Copjxr Both Steel Chrysler Oen Electric Gen JVfotors ' Montgomery Ward every Southern state official disapproval of SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT! Farmers in Missco Are Alerted For Early War on Army Worms Heavy infestation of army worms lias been found In two fields of oats In South Mississippi County and Kaith Bilbrcy North Mississippi County farm agent, today urjred farmers in this area to make an immediate check of their fields to determine if control measures are necessary. Warnings ol Infestation in fields* , South Arkansas were received Although lias voiced Mv. Truman's civil rights' program —which touched off the revolt novement—only four of the 11 appeared, definitely ready to go .the 'Imit to defeat Mr. Truman. They arc Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and South Carolina. There were indications that Florida voters may have put that state definitely in the anti-Truman column 1 though that will not be known until all votes cast In last Tuesday's election have been counted. Those five states have a total <il 45 electoral votes which II withheld from the Democratic Party nominee could possibly swing a close election. At the meeting here Monday, efforts will be made to swing other states into the anti-Trumau column. Quite a few of the Southern Democratic leaders, Including K. H. Crump of Memphis, head of the Tennessee Democratic Party, have conceded that Mr. Truman will get the Democratic presidential nomination. But other leaders, such as Governors Fielding Wright of Mississippi, Ben Laney of Arkansas and Strom Thurmond of south Carolina, ere still hoping to sidetrack Mr. Tinman in favor of some candidate who will oppose ,or at least not advocate the civil right program. * Anti-Truman Move Spreads WASHINGTON, May 7. (UP) — The Alabama plan' to prevent President Truman's election next November e*en though he be,the were earlier Jn the week from Chark-i Lincoln, entomologist for th« extension service of the University of Arkansas Collcgt ot Agricmturt In Fayetteville. The appearance ol the worms In Mississippi County Is about 10 dayi or two weclu earlier limn usual, Mr. Bllbrey said, and he suggested that severe damage might be caused before farmers were aware of the early arrival of the pest which usually first attacks oats and other early grain crops and later moves Into fields of cotton. The worms feed on anything green, Mr. Bllbrey said. Both Mr. Bllbrey and D. V. Maloch, South Mississippi County faun agent in Osceola, have suppljes of sodium fluo«!llcat«, bau poison for waging i war on army worms, In their offices for distribution to farmers whoso fields at« Infested. The poison wan used on the oat fields on the H. F, Ohlendorf farm near Osceola yesterday. An alrplan* was useit to dust the nelds. A plane also dusted th« fields of oat» on the Charles Lowrance farm South of Wluwn today. Mr. Lincoln of the slate exten- soln service this week Is checking damage from army worms In Arkansas, Monroe, Phillips, Chlcot, Ashley ami Jefferson counties and reported that heavy Infestation lind been found in several areas In those counties. If Strike Occurs; U.S. Economy Threatened Time Runs Out TiT^ , » .» ^Truman Told U.S. Has Power Blytheville Aviation Enthusiasts Hear Discussion of Laws Governing Pilots City Attorney Percy A. Wright ipok« on the legal aspects of aviation last night at a meeting oi the Blytheville Private Ilieri Association'in the [Transient Pilots' Lounge at the Municipal Airport. Second Chancery Court Advocated Attorneys Discuss Need for Two Judges In Twelfth District About 25 attorneys, representing bar association units in the 12th Chancery District, met in Jonesboro to discuss tlie need for creation of a- second division of the chancery court within the six counties which comprise the district J Graham Slldbury, Blytheville municipal JiKlge, said today on hh return from the conference. The attorneys agreed on the ncert for the creation of the second district, which would provide another chancellor to serve with Chancel- jor.Frajicic.H. Cbwry " ,riiii Press today their states very likely would follow Alabama'.'! lead. Alabama on Tuesday named to the electoral college 11 persons pledged to withhold the state's vote from Mr. Truman. Virginia with 11 electors may vote against Mr. Truman on instruction of * state convention. The movement to send anti-Truman delegates to the Democratic National Convention also Is well advanced in the South. That might not prevent Mr. Truman's nomination for n White House term of his own. The popular voting on Nov. 2, however, will not directly elect a president. That must be dune Oy the Electoral College which meets later and consists of 531 members. When the Electoral College casts a minimum of 26 votes for an eligible candidate ,thnt person • is elected president of the United States. South Carolina, Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama will have 37 votes In the electoral college. Mr. Truman is not likely to have any electoral votes to spare when the college votes. So large a Southern holt probably would assure his defeat by any Republican candidate. N Y Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation' Republic Steel .. , Radio Encony Vacuum"" Studcbakcr . Standard of N J .. Texas Corp Packard U S Steel 154 56 1-2 37 34 1-4 57 7-8 35 1-8 57 3-8 60 3-4 224 Visit 'Mobile Clinic During Stop in Whitton Only 224 x-rays were given by the Mobile Unit chest clinic at the com- mvmity center in Whitton yesterday, and clinic officials in expressing their disappointment over the small number registering there said it was one of the smallest clinics conducted during the mass survey In Mississippi County. The unit was in Joiner today nt the Farmer's Gin lot, which is the last clinic to be scheduled this week. l Of & special committee from the Blytheville Bar Association to study the need for creation of a second chancery division. Serving with him are Claud P. Cooper and Prank C. Douglas. Both attended yesterday's conference in Hotel Noble in Jonesboro. A similar committee was set up by the Osceola , Bar Association ani attending from Osceola. were D. Fred Taylor, A. F. Biurham and Myron Nailllng. The group at the Jonesboro meeting adopted a resolution suggesting that the various local associations in the district designate one member each to serve on a drafting committee to prepare a bill creating the second division of the court for submission to the Arkansas General Assembly when tt meets next January. The 12lh Chancery District .Bar' Association has a meeting scheduled for Mny 21 at the Joncsboro Country club and it is expected that the drafting committee will be set up in the time to prepare a preliminary report for consideration at that meeting. Counties in the 12th Chancery District include Mississippi. Crit- tendcn, Craighead, Poinsctt Greene ani Clay. Mr. Wright, who U a member of the Private Pliers Association, discussed federal laws applying to aviation and the Arkansas State Uniform Aviation Law. He said that ofienses committed while Hying over the state make the offender llnble for prosecution under Arkansas law. The Arkansas aviation law Is a uniform measure which has also been adopted by K other states. Provisions of this law rio not abrogate Civil Air Regulations, which are set «p by the Civil Aeronautics Administration, Mr. Wright pointed out. Provisions of thU act make It unlawful to: fly an airplane while under the Influence of intoxicating liquor, narcotics or habit-forming drugs; lend an aircraft to, or use by an unlicensed pilot; pilot an aircraft without the consent, of the owner; to iise a falsVname or address or make"* fatse"rtit«ment on any form or paper Involved In licensing or certifying aircralt. v : Railroad Seizure Almost As Last-Ditch Efforts Made (By United Prnu.) Time \\'as running out ran- dly today us the government rnada frantic last ditch efforts io settle labor disputes Hint :ln-culcncil the nation's economy am! security. The Labor Department reported that more than 2,1150,000 workers were Involved In strikes or lulior disputes In the rnllroncl, automobile, telephone, meat pnckln, nhcrnft, shipping, rubber uncl oil Industrie*. In almost every case, workers seek third round wage boosts. Cyrus Chltig, chief of the Federal Mediation Service, snld "three or four of the situations coming up appear now to have no solution." He said Ills conciliators would urge cllsimlants to consider what, moves they might tnku Ihrce or six weeks after strikes start "and then make those moves right now \o prevent the strikes from occurring." Oiling called In disputants in Hie packinghouse and Boeing Aircraft strikes which have hit tho iinttoii'n production of meat nmt airplanes. He asked the packing firms nnd striking CIO workers to nieel In Chicago tomorrow. Officials of the Independent Aero-Mechanics Union anil the Boeing Aircraft Corporation were Invited to meet in Washington Monday, Chryiler Strike Certain Meanwhile, (he OIO United Autp Workers. broke off negotiations wltii Chrysler Corparfitian, riccliuing that a nationwide strike of the firm's 13,000 employes next Wednesday Is ."inevitable." The xhaduw of John L. Lewis also fell across tho labor scene agnln. Ho Railroads Get Set ForStrikeMayll Carriers fo Reduce Or Halt Operations; Embargoes Ordered To Take Over WASHINGTON, May T (U.P.) — Attorney General lorn C. Clnrk said today that He has advised President Tru- 11 ^ 10 K° VCI>llm P nt l «authority to seize the CHICAGO, May 7. (U.P.)—ISoia nro the preparations made by va- ( -„ — ..-...„ „ rlous railroads niicl related agencies sU'lke-llireritcner' railroads In the event of a strike scheduled The irnvprnmonf .,.o<, I'IA for (1 n. in. <locnl lime zones) next ?- k° v «limeilt was holdTuesday: The nnllwny K.vpiess Agency— Ordered nn embargo on livestock, live- poultry and other perishables effective iO;01 n. m. CST tomorrow, St. Louis, San Francisco—Ordered embargo on perishables and livestock which wont Into effect at 5 p. in. today. (The Frisco Lines servo Blythevllle on Its St. Loula-Mem- phls runs.) Chicago, Burlington and Qulncy— President Halph Dudd said road will shut flown, orders tin embargo on livestock imd perishables effective 12:01 a. in. CST Sunday. Northern Pacific Railroad—de- ftilpt.-orjtold hard: coal operators that his United Mine Workers Union wanU Blytheville Family Returning Home After 18 Months in Germany Mrs. John R. McDonald nnd children, Sharon, 4. and John Crawford, 3. arrived In Blytheville this morning from Germany. They went pons below or interfere it-lth their activities. It also 1* unlawful to land a plane on H person's property without their consent except in an emergency, he said. Liability of the pilot under this law is handled similarly to that of the driver of a car involved In a wreck or collision, Mr. Wright pointed out. Violations of the Arkansas aviation law are punishable upon conviction by flues of not less than $50 nor more than'$2:0 plus court costs, he said. Money derived from such fines Is turned over to the slate treasury and credited to the Stale Police fund, he explained. Mr. Wright said that while avla- See AVIATION on Paje 12 Soybeans (Prices f.o.b. Chloapo) Mny 397A'395 389 July 388A 387 384 Nov 302 302 389A 384 302 to Germany IB months ago to join Major McDonald nnd were stationed at Bad Klsslngcn and Bad Nauhuim. two resort cities. Mrs. McDonald, the former Miss Winifred Crawford, daughter of Mr. anil-Mrs. Ivy W. Crawford, and children left Germany Monday! Helen Parten, his father, three bro- nlshl by plane and arrived In West- I Ihers, Silas nnrt Paul Tarten of Dell boro. Mass., yesterday. I and R. L. Parten of Osccola, and Major McDonald plans to return ' two sisters, Mnry Parten of Dell to the states In two or three, and Mrs. Gertie Troop of Osceola months. I Cobb Funeral Home Is in charged Otis C. Parten, Formerly of Dell,, Dies Near Keiser Death struck the D. C. Parten family for the third time In'a month late yesterday when Otis Chnrlcs Parten, 19, a son. died suddenly at his home near Keiser, 31 days after his mother and sister-in-law were fatally burned when fire destroyed their home two miles west of Dell. Mr. Pnrtcn, whose H-year-old wife was painfully burned In the fire which claimed the life of, his mother and his sistcr-ln-law Mrs. Paul Pnrlcn. had been 111 only « few days. Cause of his death has not been determined. He and his wife had lived In the Kelscr vicinity only since the tragedy struck the Parten home at Dell. He will be burled at 1 p.m. tomorrow in the Carson Lake Cemetery near the grave of his mother. Graveside services will be conducted. He Is survived by his wife. Mrs. soft coal oporHtors. Tho bituminous coal 'producers were KntlinrlnR In Washington for the talks, scheduled to start May 18. Dnlcss a new soft coal contract Is completed by Juno 30, Hie date the current agreement expires, the nation faces Its second coal strike this year because the miners traditionally refuse to work without a contract. But the most critical situation was in the railroad dispute where Steelman was starting virtually from scratch. Regular government mediators gave up this week tvtler more than six months of negotiation, conciliation, and Investigation by a fact- finding board. The CIO Packinghouse Workers Onion accepted Clilng's Invitation to resume negotiations In the meat sfrlke tomorrow but Swift and Company sale! Its officials had "engagements" and could not attend. The other "big four" packers—Wilson, Armour and Cudnhy—did not comment. claVcd nn embargo effective 12:01 u. m. CST tomorrow. Pennsylvania—Will operate only troop, hospital and milk trains. Southern — Will operate only troop, hospital and milk trains. Atlanth Coast Lino and seaboard —Will ppciato only troop, hospital and milk trains. Union Pacific—Ordered freight embnrgo effective 12:01 Saturday. Warns passengers trips may not bo compleled Tuesday morning. Nashville, Chattanooga and at. Louis Rrvllwny—General Manager W. J. McWhorter jald road will shut clown. 4500 to 5.000 layoff notices sent out. Kmbargo on livestock and iwrlshablcs takes effect 12:01 a. m Saturday. Louisville and Nashvlll erat*-' crack -WIH op- train Will order embargo on livestock and perishables during week-end, Arkansas Ktels Pinch I.rrrLE ROCK, Ark., Mny 8. (U.I>.)—Arkansas was due today the Ursl effects to feel _ .. ... .._ of the threatened imllou - wide railroad strike after the Missouri Pacific Lines announced an embargo' on shipments of livestock, poultry anc : perishables. Non-perishable freight in any quantity will be accepted only subject to delay. The threatened work stoppage ng off o" sejv.m-o, hoping that it can nvert the nationwide strike called for next'Tuesday. But high officials mad« clear that the lines will be taken over If tho government falls to settle the dispute between three unions and the carriers. Even as Clark gave his opinion to Mr. Truman, leaders of the three unions met In another wing of the White House with Presidential Assistant John R. Stoelman. The presidential aide wns reported to hav» submitted a number of proposals to the union leaders designed to forestall the strike. Clark, leaving a cabinet meeting, salrt the seizure power was contained In a 1016 act applying to railroads in the tlmo of war emergencies. 15!4-0nt RatM Offered Informed sources said that the proposals which Steelman would put to the union leaders would not give them much hone for a better settlement than that recommended by i\ presidential fact-finding board in March. The board recommended 151i cent hourly Increases. The unions want 30 per cent. The rail- roods accepted the board's suggestions, but the unions turned them down. Summoned to the conference with Steelman were Alvanlty Jo5\->ton, grnnfl chief engineer of the Bro- of Locomotive Engineers; Final Rites for Man Infant Are Conducted Funeral services for Evelyn Ann Mnrr, Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vcrnon Marr of Blythevillc were conducted this afternoon at the Dogwood Ridge Cemetery by the nev. R. J. Lewis. The child was dead at birth at Walls Hospital List night. Survivors Include her parents, a flstcr. Nettle Sue, and a brother, Vernon Lee Marr .Jr. Cobb Funeral Home was In charge. New York N7W YORK, May 7. (UP)— Cotton close steady: Open High Low Close Mar ........ PT214 3221 3199 3221 May ....... 3727 3727 3688 3705 July ....... 3657 3G57 3C-20 3642 Oct ........ 3303 3310 3285 3309 Dec ........ 3244 3249 3225 3249 Spots close 3757, down 11. Railroad Strike, If Carried Out Tuesday, Would Stop Nation In Its Tracks By Closing Factories, Idling Millions and Bring Food and Fuel Shortages By Alfred l.ccch (United l-rcss Staff Correspondent) CHICAGO. May 7. (UP) — The threatened railroad strike at dawn next Tuesday would all but stop the nation in its tracks. Within 24 hours, factories would begin closing and millions would be thrown out of work, a study of the probable effects showed today. Within five days or less, spot food shortages • would develop In many arens, especially In the big cities of the East and MldWest. If the strike continued, fuel shortages would develop and drastic brown-outs probably woutd be Imposed. 16 1-81 Tlie' strike would spread paraly- 95 1-21 sis across the nation and even- 12 S-8 " 27 1-2 11 1-2 10 1-2 23 1-2 79 62 5-8 45-8 - tually would reach into every American home. The railroads are the nalion's backbone. The 227,000-mile rail network is the lifeline of commerce and Industry. The roads operate 1.750.000 freight cars. Each day, 76 1-8 I trips. . , 125.000 of them are loaded for new Bach day. the railroads ship 32.000 carloads of coal, 6.000 carloads of grain and grain products. 6.000 carloads of steel and related metals, 7.500 carloads of lumber, 5,700 carloads ot perishable foodstuffs, 1,100 carloads of canned food, and 2,800 tank cars of crude and refined petroleum products. In short, the railroads carry about 80 per cent of the mile-tonnage moved in the Unlled States. Trucks could not begin to carry the load. The American Trucking Association estimated that there are 8,500,000 trucks of all types In the country. Nearly 2,000,000 are on farms or are privately owned and be of little help In an emergency. But there are about 800.000 trucks for hire, which could be counted on for emergency hauling, and to relieve critical food shortages The remainder of the trucks are owned by private Industry and could not any be counted on to carry than they are now. The rail strike which threw the nation Into chaotlo disruption two years ago caused widespread industrial shutdowns, unemployment and food shortages within 48 hours, which was the strike's duration. Hundreds of thousands of commuters were stranded, prices of fresh vegetables soared and housewives depleted grocery store shelves In Detroit and elsewhere. The Post Office Department placed an emergency ban on all mall except first class letters and postcards. Big cities struggled with some of the worst traffic jabs on rectld Bus and air lines were crowded lo o-vcrflowlng. Most of these effect would be repeated If a »trlke Is called next Tuesday. Already, many railroads have posted notice of freight embargoes on perishables anti livestock. The Railway Express Agency, beginning at midnight tonight, wilt h'Wdle no livestock, potiHry or petlsKaWe shipments which cannot reach their destination by Monday. Industrial aourcea pointed of some classes of railroad employes will make It Impossible for us to accept perishables or to guarantee delivery of non-perishable freight under present conditions." said A M. Harris, division freight manager'. Woman Is Injured As Flames Flash From Oil Barrel Mrs Clarence lieasley, who lives two miles East of Wilson, was In tho hospital In Dyess today with second degree burns suffered Wednesday. She is the daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. WJIltam Minor of Dyess. Doctors said that Mrs. Bcasloy would recover. She was Injured when tractor fuel lenltcd while she was examining a barrel to determine how much fuel wns In the container. Mrs. Beasley was burned around the head nnd neck when llames flashed from the barrel after she had llghtccl a match. Post Office Burglarized; Two Men Under Arrest CARUTTIERSVUXE, Mo., May 7. —ToKimle Lee Knott, of near Rives, Mo., and Wnde Dunawny, aclilrcss unknown, are being held today in Butler County Jail at Poplar Bluff on federal charges of entering tho Post Office at Holland, and at the some time the O. B. Samford Store there. Tlie robbery occurred last Saturday night, at which time some loose change and a lew stamps were (aken from the post office. In Samford's store, each took a chance of clothing, watches, ly wage boost and about 20 changes in working rules for their 150,000 members. It was understood Steelman first would nsk the union to accept the ' hoard's report, which; recommended some changes in working conditions and a 15'.i-cent hourly pay Increase, retroactive to last Nov. I. If the unions accept the report now, they can serve new wage demands on the railroads In 30 days. A second suggestion, It was 'un-. (lerstootl, will be that the unions re-enter direct negotiations with the railroads to settle their differences. Steelman, It was said, also might ask the unions to postpone their scheduled walkout to give the White House more .time to net. II. S. Will TaVe Over Informed sources made It clear that If Steclmnn's mediation efforts fall the government will take over the railroads. There w"Ss no definite Indication, however, whether the unions would stay on the Job In event of seizure. Mr. Trumnn Indicated tyt a news, conference yesterday that no federal agency has yet been alerted for seizure of the railroads. He said • Sleelman wns attempting lo settle the dispute through peaceful med- " iatton and further White House action would come when, nnd If, developments warrant. A high railroad official, meanwhile, tolrt the United press the Industry will take "drastic action against any firemen, switchmen or engineers who participate In a strike." Tlie day after the "strike strats, If It does, the railroads will notify all strikers that If they don't report back to work within 48 hours they lose all seniority with their companies," this official said. The Railway Labor Act, he said contains nothing to prevent the railroads from doing this. Most of the loot was recovered. The pair was arrested In Tipton- villc, Tenn., Wednesday. Both men had been working near Cooter recently, and Deputy Sheriff claxton that coal stockpiles already am well below normal because of the recent miners' strike. Without coal many Industries could not operate. Another strike, the nationwide meat parking walkout, w<)uld make a meat shortage come quicker !( , „„,., ,, / the rail strike Is called. A spokes-, sd " le mc " nnd man for the American Meat Instl-•" tute, representing the packers, said the pinch would be felt "pretty shortly In some areas, especially In New York." An official of the National Association of Retail Meat Dealer," said n shortage would begin developing within seven to 10 days In many sections. The National Association of Re- tall Grocers said there are "umpTe food supplies In most sections o{ the country to avert any possibility of hunger for 30 to 60 days." Hut the association said panic buying by houswelvcs would reduce the stockpile quickly. It also said several rings, several and some some change. that shortages of fresh fruits nnd i I vegetables hi many arens would out | develop quickly. Arkansas forecast: Fair tonight and Saturday. Warm this afternoon and Saturday. Minimum this morning—43. Maximum yesterday—«8. Sunset today—6.-19. Sunrise tomorrow—5:04. Precipitation, 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—nonfi. Total since Jan. 1—22.47. Mean temperature (midway between high anc! !ow>—55. 'Normal mean for May—702. This Dale Urt Year Minimum this morning—,M. Maximum yesterday—76. Precipitation, Jan. 1 to this date —7.7S. Walking Horses Up for Sale c* Crain Plantation The J. H. Grain Plantation near Wilson today was the scene for an auction of 57 registered Tennessee walking horses owned by Mr. Crain with Wilson's Merry Boy, winner of several horse show championships, one of the animals to be sold. C. G. smith of Blytheviile was ra charge of arrangements for the sale with Eddy. Bryant of Lewisburg, Tcnn., officiating in the ring. The sale attracted buyers from many sections. Included In the animals to be sold were 26 brood mares and two studs, one of them Wilson's Merry Boy. Business Lecture Tonight A lecture on business psychology. and memory cultivation ^(111 be given In the Mirror RoOrK of Hotel Noble at 8 p. m. today William M. Jarvls of Houston, Tex, It was stated, through error yesterday that the lecture was KheduJed for Thursday night. Nearly MO registration] hav* beeo mad* far" tb» event, N

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