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BLYEHBMLLE COURIER flEWS THK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKAH8A8 AND BOUTHtABT UI8OOURI YOU XLV—NO. 57 Blyttuwllle Courier Blythevilt* Dally N«w« Mississippi Valley Leadw BlythevUl* H«rald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MAY 81, 194S TEN PAGES BINGLB COPLW FIVE CENTS Iraqi Army Units Drive to Coast Through Israel TEL AVIV, May 31. (UP)—Arab reports said today that Iraqi army units from the Tulkarm area have driven westward to the sea, splitting the Jewish coastal area claimed by the newborn state of Israel. Israeli sources were silent on the* ; • Arabs claims, but a lat* Israeli f ^lestme Truce } lan Endangered communique reported heavy air attacks against the Iraqis in the Tul- karm area some 23 miles northeast oJ Tel Aviv. The Iraqi Attack toward the ooast, launched late last week, was reported Saturday to have reached within six miles of the coast In the area of Natanya, Jewish dla- * md cutting center 17 mile* North Tel Aviv. The Iraqi drive to trie coast, If accomplished, has thrown an Arab barrier across the route to be followed later in the day by Count Folke Bernadolte, United Nations mediator for Palestine who landed at Haifa from Cairo this morning with 18 United Nations officials, and advisers. Haifa dispatches said Bemadotte was shceduled to drive down the coastal road to Tel Aviv this after' noon to interview Israeli govern ment leaders on the possibilities o peace in Palestine. Later In the day he is scheduled to return to Haifa and from ther fly perhaps to Amman, seat o king Abdullah of Trans-Jordan, if interview Arab leaders. Haifa dispatches said Berna dotte would be given a strong Ha ganah guard for his trip down th coast. Serious fighting may develo if the convoy runs into Arab roa blocks oh the coastal highway. The Israeli government was re ported called into session last nlgr Lack of Security Council Agreement On Enforcement Seen LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., May 3 ;UP)—The United Nations' lates •ruce plan for Palestine was endan gered today by a growing belt that the Security Council never wl agree on punitive steps if Arabs Jews refuse to lay down arms. UN circles feared that both side notivated by the three-way Secu ity Council split on the Holy Lai issue, would ignore the Council's new appeal for a four-week Palestine truce and an embargo on arms shipments to the Middle East. Deadline for compliance with) Californian Sets toe for Racers n Indianapolis Duke Nalon in Lead By Quarter-Mile At Hqlf-Way Point INDIANAPOLIS, May 31. —(UP —Duke Nalon, a 35-year-old Call- ornla daredevil who won fame driving midget race cars, wai lead- ng the big car 500-mile race today at the midway point of the annual Indianapolii speedway endurance grind. Tlie dapper Westerner, driving a 550-horsepower ! Novl Governor Special in which he had the fastest qualifying time.of this years' 33-car starting field, wtis a quarter-mile ahead of Rappirt Rex Mays, a fel- low-Callfornian who always ranks among the leaders In this annual spectacle. Nalon Advancea Nalon made It the hard way. He was well back In the field at the start, midway in the fourth row and he came to the front with consistent speed. He was never out of the first 10 and after 100 miles he was. fifth Bodies of Two B/yf heville War Victims Being Returned Home If either side refuses to the Security Council Is supposed to begin on Wednesday a debate over what steps to take against the offending side. Both Araos and Jews were belitv- ed to feel that what little unanimity prevails in the Security Council will disappear when delegates get talking about stronger measures to He worked steadily forward am after 200 miles he wu third. In the next SO he pulled by Ted Horn Mays and Mauri Rose to go into the lead. Behind Nalon and Mays, it was Rose the 1947 winner; 1941 national champion Ted Horn, and Tony Bettenhausen, in that order. Bill Holland, runner-up to Rose last year, was sixth, others ill the first 10 were Bill Cantrell,- Hal Robson, Lee Wlllard and Johnny Mantz. The race went nearly according to consider the United Nations halt the fighting. The Security council never has come close to taking forceful ac- Security Council order for a four- weeks Ceasefire tomorrow but there .—..._ V ,. UJ , was no hint of possible Jewish de- tion in any of the disputes laid before it since the UN began functioning £ 1-2 years ago. No Agreement Seen ™Both sides remained silent on the week-old battle for Latrun, key Arab-held fortress blocking Jewish reinforcements from travell- ing the lifeline highway to Jerusalem. The latest Israeli commun- ique said hs«vy air and'artillery attacks tiad been thrown against the ASfJ*.atLatrunY Sit. Willie 1, Ferxuaon Pvt. Jamea Fallfht The bodies of two Blythevllle aervicemen and one from Steele, Mo., will be among the 208 Arkansas and Missouri World War II casualtle* to be returned to this country for burial during June, it wa» announced today by the American Graves Registration Division in MemphU. Tlie two BlythevJUe men are Ma-*- rlne Pvt. James Edward Faught," 18, son of Mrs. Nellie Faught of 411 South Lilly St., and T-Sgt. Willie L. Ferguson, 31, husband of Mrs. Frankie G. Ferguson of 820 South Lilly St. The Steele serviceman whose body is being returned lj First Lt. George F. Barnes, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Barnes. The three men were killed in action in the Pacific Theater of Operations. They are being returned River Wipes Out Town in Oregon, Floods Another Number of D«ad Unknown a* Wafer Ruin* City of 19/000 PORTLAND, Ore., May 31. (UP)— The Pacific Northwest's wont flood in history annulled a levee and poured into th« town of the Dalles, Ore, today after wiping out Vanport, a war-built city of 19,000, with an unknown number of deid. At Washington, Pvuleut Tru mini declared the flood area In Ore gon, Washington and Idaho • ills aster region and arranged for Uv «»» of surplus war goodi for re Her nnd rehabilitation. Refugees from Vanport, » low lying suburb of Portland made ui chiefly of war time housing, f!l!e< Red Cross shelter! to ovcrflowln today. Authorities were unable t estimate the death toll, becaus high water still covered the city. A huge wall of water brok through the dike nl Vnnport yes lerdny, and it was feared man persons were trapped In smashe ' to pattern for the first 250 miles, j to the United States from Manila, Mays was the early front runner, i P. I., aboard the United States Ar- leadlng for 17 laps before Horn I my Transport Lieutenant George went Into first plnce. Horn stayed In front until his 13rd lap when he went Into the pits for gas and tires. Mays Lose* lead Mays went back into first then nnd stayed there until near the 250 mark when Nnlon moved ahead. Rose and Holland, driving sister cars in which they finished one- two In 1941, were never far oif the " There was little reason to believe that delegates would be any more ready to agree on forceful intervention in the Middle East, particularly since that corner of the I world plays such a volatile part in'drivers all of the way. the East-West power battle. W. G. Boyce. Arrival ol the vessel will bo announced by the San Francisco Port of Embarkation. Six From Missouri The bodies of six other Southeast Missouri service men will also be aboard the vessel. They are PFO Earnest Chaprjell of Wnrdell, Mo., PFC Willinrd J.^Dean, PFO Anderson Ford, and Pvt. Charles Hnck- pace, and the entire race 'at half- | worth, nil of Hornersvllle, Mo., anc' way had been between the top five Sgt. L. C. Onlgett Jr., and PCF Decoration Day Death Total Over U.S. Reaches 305 nurrVber of personi killed in accidents during the Memorial Day weekend soared above 800 today as million* of tourist folded their fishing rods and outing equipment *for the trip home, Early today, the highways were crowded with cars a* week-end »a- cationers began returning bom* early to avoid the rush. As th» dan wore on, there wa* still more con- - gratlon and the traffic death total mounted. • A United Press «urvty , shoved that 306 persons died accidentally since Friday night. Of the total, 15*' were killed In traffic accidents, 44 drowned, and 103 died In miscellaneous accidents, Including air- |)iane crashes and fires. A> usual, California led all other stales In the number of fatalities. The state had 32 violent deaths,, M of them in traffic mishaps. Illinois wu second with 21. Texas and Michigan each had 19, followed by 9 Arkansans Die Over Weekend Fir* Killed in Auto Accidents Over Long Memorial Holiday the' provisional- J*wlab_ Capital.^ In the North, Jewish troops . struck South from the plains of Armageddon, apparently in an attempt to divert the Iraq' drive toward the sea and threaten Arab communications in the Jenin-Tul- karm-Nablus triangle. ' . Jewish sources claimed the Northern drive captured five Arab comparative American-Rus. evident In the' pal- was _ lie by most drptoroaU. Tbey-aoubtcd thnt when the Holy 1 Land /problem got down to the question of taking rr.ilitary measures the United Slates and Russia would remain together. It was unlikely that Great Britain would let the council take punitive action against the Arabs without putting up stiff opposition and it was almost certain that! neither the United States nor R.US- It was a grueling scrap for the drivers and their cars and 13 cars were officially out of "the race at lUshalJXway point. ... , 'There had been;tonly 'one'' acfci dent. Ind., Clyde S. Luther of Kennett, Mo. Private Faught was killed Nov. " 1943 in the battle for Bong Island. .He was born in'Blj 13, Truck Kills Girl; Boy is Drowned Child at Etowah and Visitor from Missouri Victim*. MANILA, Ark., May 31 — Two children, both U. one from Etowah. and the other visiting relatives in Manila, were victims of accidents over the Memorial Day week-end. Gerald Bounds, who was visiting In Manila was drowned on a fishing trip to Reeves, Mo., ana Anna Ruth ForrlsttT was killed when she darted in front of a truck near her home In Etowah. .Gerald Bounds, son of Mr. ant Mrs. Claiid Bounds of 8t. Louis, Mo. who wo* visiting Mrs. Qnraa Poe, a relative, in^. Manilla, was drown* near Reev*», Mo., j Sunday after At the end of a long Memorial Day week-end, nine persons had lost their lives In Arkansas from violent causes. Five were killed in traffic accidents, two were shooting victims, one took his own life and the cause of the ninth fatality was not immediately determined. dwellings, some of -'which were TWO Memphis men were killed overturned or torn from their fom and eight persons were Injured li datlona to drift like matchwood In the collision of a truck and a pas- the raging current. I sender car near tlie Hallomn At Dalles, an Inland port city of Bridge across the Mississippi River, I 8,000 persons situated »o miles up- The victims were Ray Caslleberry, I tll ,|ine qhort 0( th ., _.;;.,,.-.. „, .,.,., stream on the raging Columbia 21, and Calllo Austin, 37. The ve- mng snortr OI the nut "ber °< dead hides collided head-on. A Orltlenrten County mnn, A. T. Taylor o! Tim-ell, was kiljcd when Ills cor crashed through a brldg« railing near Frenchman's Bayou. River, the levee broke at 6:14 a.m.! and muddy water inrgc into the lower section ol town. Hundreds of volunteers answered » general alarm to wall off the downtown area with Kamluags. The downtown section had been threatened earlier by flood waters which burst through a break in the levee. Then 100 feet of the levee gave ly just East of the_ city, creating new peril. Alarm Broadcast At' Portland, police broailca.it a general alarm for volunteers when dikes began seeping badly Northeast of the metropolitan area. _Te' entered the U. ; S. Marine Duane Carter, South. Bend, 6ct. 18, 19V2, and sewed «' lost a wheel after 60 laps.. w jti, the 21st Marina Division. He Officers -said the accident happened In a part of Upton County, Tenn., which extends across the Mississippi River Into Arkansas, A 45-year-old Negro, Brady lirock of Smackover, was killed when his car overturned near New York State with 18. Ohio u, Pennsylvania 15, West Virginia US and Florida 11. The total ol dead did not includ* any of those killed at Vanport, Ore., where the flood-swollen Columbia River burst through a dlk* and obliterated the town. •-•' • The toll thus far appeared to b» reported for the same three-day Memorial holiday last year when 483 persons lost their lives. Three Plane* Crash ' Three Naval Reserve planes collided during a storm near Stuart, Flu,, and crashed Into the Everglades. Piv« men were killed. Th» ships were In a mass night with nine other planes when the accident occurred. Three children were killed m Mi- Smackover. Three others were In- ' ami,. Ariz., where flre swept through At 4:15 . Sunday* under sunny sktes, the Columbia smashed through a dike and poured a raging torrent of water Into Vanport. Tlie city WMI destroyed and Its 16,000 men, women and children fled In panic. Some swam to nafety, Others ran jured. Fordyce Man Shot v A Rlioottnu victim was 37-year- old Edward Harris of Pordyce; He wa.s shot to death at a nlnht^ club five mile*. Southeast of New Edln- burg In Cleveland County after an argument with the proprietor. Mrs- S. W. Sellers wife of the operator, was held at Wnrren on a charge of second degree murder. The suicide victim wsa J. A. However he escaped without ser- ^ was " a veteran of three mnjor bat- feet of water and sank'before other ious injury. - tics and wns the recipient of the The 33 cars began the battle with ( pun ,| e heart and the Vjronze star. few yards ahead of'the wall of j Harvey, 67. of Bald Knob. He died ,Ur. The -luckier people had time Qf carbolic .eld poisoning In a •.-"-. ""Jr.- i a—.~y hospital, and Marshal Ore- heA young Bounds Jum death promptly at 11 a.m. villages and revealed within 10 sia wou i[) a gree to sanctions against miles of Jenln, northern anchor ol the Arab triangle. Reds Charged With Juggling Czech Election the new Jewiih^State ol Israel. Neither Arabs nor Jews at Lake Success had any information today Robeson Refuses To Tell Whether He Is Communist U.S. Maintains Stand On Seizure of Citizens From Ship at Lebanon PRAGUE, May 31— (UP)—Com- ^unist Premier Klemet Gottwald's WASHINGTON, May 3!. (UP) — ^Dveinment claimed an 88 percent i The United States clung Ilrmly to- vicbory in Sunday's parliamentary ( day to the position that Lebanon elections today but Prague election; violated principles of International officials asserted they were _pre-; law in seizing 41 Americans from a vented from completing the count j Palestine-bound U. S. ship, when an anti-Communist trend A ne* protest delivered to Lewas established. Other reports told a widespread Intimidation by Communist election officials against niiyone wish-, ni'y "barracks since their seizure at ing to vote a blank ballot, the only j tl)e , rorl o f Beirut 12 days ngo. method of expressing protest, Tne Americans, however, already against the Communist regime which seized power in February. Communist selected candidates banese authorities demanded immediate release of the men who have been detained in a Syrian Av- In addition to his mother he Is survived hy four sistei's, Mrs. C. C. Elliott of Forty and Eight, Mrs. Opnl Withcrspoon of Sentinel, Okla., and Mr.s, Jack Handy and Gloria Fnye Faught of Blythevilie; and two brothers, Ted Lloyd Faught, of Forty and Eight, who also served with the 21st Marines, and Olen Faught ol niythevlllo. Killed [n New Guinea Scrgcnnt Ferguson was killed during the Maffin Bny campaign on mittec whether or not he belongs! New Guinea June 24, 1944. He was to the Communist Party. , I born In Blythevllle and attended Testifying under oath before the schools here and In Ynrbro. " - He entered the service with Blytheville's National Gunrd unit, Company M, 153rd Incnhtry, with which he hnd served for II years. He was Senate Judiciary Committee on the controversial Mundt-Nixon Communist control bill, Robeson refused to tell Sen. Homer Ferguson, R., Mich, whether he Is "an American Communist." I along witli trie National Guard Com- 'That question Is the very basis j pany but was Inter transferred to first sent to the Aleutian Islands were named on a ballot with a single list. Final official returns as nn- nounced by the Communist government showed 770,701 blank pro- have accepted their freedom of Lebanon's terms—that they return directly to the United Stntes. The State Department announced Inst week that the new protest had bfen forwarded to Lowell Pinkerton, U. S. minister to Lebanon But ii said the note would not « Eight Candidates For Governor to Meet on Program LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 31. (UP)—With the preferential primary election less than two months away. Arkansas' gubernatorial can- ldates were looking forward today to their first opportunity to lock horns from K common speakers ilatform. of the struggle for American civil liberties," Robeson said. He referred to 10 Hollywood writers and directors who face possible Jail sentences for refusing to answer a similar question recently before the House UnAmcricnn Activities Committee The 10 were cited for contempt of congress. Two have been convicted and sentenced to one year in Jail and fined $1,000. The others have waived jury trial and will be tried merely by submitting briefs. -Have you s Communist card?" Ferguson then asked. 'That's part of the other question," Robeson said. "I refuse to answer." Neither Ferguson nor other committee members made any Immediate mention of contempt action against Robeson. the South Pacific. At the time of his death he was serving wifh the 6th Division of the 1st Infantry. In addition to his wife he is survived by one son, Leon Ferguson, and one daughtfer, Mary Ann Ferguson, both of Elythevillc; his parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. W. A, Ferguson of Blythevilie; three brothers Chester Ferguson of Pine Bluff, anc Bruce nnd Tommy Joe Ferguson both of Blythevilie; nnd three sisters, Mrs. Mary Richardson, Mrs Grncie Hamtn and Mrs. Katie Daniels all of Blythevllle. boys could reach him. Anna Ruth Forrister, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W^ l"orrlster of Etowah, died-almost Instantly when she wns struck by a truck said to have been driven by a Blythevilie man. En Route Home from Church Anna Ruth had gone to church with members of her family and when her brother, who was driving the truck in which she was riding, itopped the truck in front of the ?orrlster home on the right hand ;ide of the road »he darted be- lind the truck, and In the pntli of the coming truck. Last rites for Anna Ruth Forrls- er will be conducted at the Church of God in Etowah at 2 p. m. Wednesday afternoon by Mrs. Mrtry Godfrey, an ordained minister. Burial will be in the Steele Cemetery! Survivors Include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Forrislcr, nine brothers. William and Carl Forrister of Steele, John Forrister of Nashville, Brownlee Forrister of Nlles, Mich., Roscoe, Russell, Joe nnd Jimmy of Etowah; 1 two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Hlnsjey of Holland, Mo., and Ethel Forrister of Etownh. Brief services for young Bouncis were conducted yesterday afternoon nt the home of Mrs. Poc. Burial was In the Steele Cemetery. He is survived hy his parents, formerly of Manila, a brother Buford Bounds, nnd a sister, Betty Sue Lacromix both of St. Louis d in flooded Houses or drowned. Officials jiild they were unable to esliinatc fatalilli'-f. A si>okesiuan 'at Red Cross head- quartern said "It Is Impossible to estimate the number drowned." The Multnonmh County sheriff's office said: "The number might range anywhere between 10 and 1.000. won't know until the flood The number of dea may hot be known for 10 days or two weeks. No list has been complied by any agency for the city's pre-flood population, or the nunil*cr rescued. Houses were lifted by the surging current and smashed Into sticks. Others weio overturned or left tilting crozlly in 10 to 15 feet of water. Van port Total !><>*• "Vanport Is a totnl loss," said Multnonmh County Sheriff Martin Pratt. "It has been wiped out of existence." Hundreds of volunteer workers It" was itcir-kdmit'uMered. The, hcsidle«s body of »n unidentified man wft» found on the Frisco rnilrond tracks ne»r Marlon. Sheriff Cecil aoottwln said the only Identification was i memorandum from the Social Security Office In Memphis bearing the name of John Wofford. He quoted the engineer ... of the train an uylng he did not VL* see the body on the trucks. 8 I Meanwhile, Mr*. Hazel' MtdgcU . . i Crowe, 53, of I/» Angclei, Calif, died In a Little .Rock hospital of injuries suffered! In » downtown accident May M. J. T, Dlvlney, 19, who lives near IJttle Rock wns charged with negligent homicide. . a theater and two hotels. Their parents had left them in the hotel room while they attended a movie. A 21-ycnr-old girl wns killed at Farmlngton, Minn., when a racing' car went out of control and ploughed, hto a crowd of spectator*. The driver was Injured critically. A National Safety Council.spokes- man at Chicago said the mnnber of traffic deaths since Friday night was about 10 above ncti-hollday week-ends. ./ But, he uld, tt» ultimate total probably would be much higher ba." cMtfraJt-lWWjJr &Std tiSttXu* th»- iiimiber dying siibscquently'frbm injuries suffered during U» weekend. He said the injured would b« greater than Kofmnl for the holiday period because of crowded cara, O/eo Repealer May Pass at This Session ' WASHINGTON, May 31. (UP)— Legislation to repeal federal .taxes on 'oleomargarine appeared today to have about-» 50-50 r chnnce of getting an okay at this session of Con. milled the slaying. City Marshall eress. ! Dayton Allison of Dumas still wns I Repeal forces were confident it. investigating the shooting today. would pass—If It Is not lost in the" i A '15-year-old Jackson County rush to adjourn June 19. That la farmer. J. D. Parsley, died beneath Just what butter supporters hope I the wheels of .a speeding South-] will happen. bound Missouri . Pacific passenger, ' Tl le nex t r0 mid In the butter- policemen, Red Cross workers, Na- train In Swlfton, Ark., early today. DlEO ngnt wH1 comc when the re- tlonal Guardsmen an sheriff's de- . parsley apparently failed to he", peal'bill reaches the Senate floor, A 61-year-old Dcsha County farmer, A. A. Brinklcy, died of gunshot wounds last night, anil police I a 40-year-old neighbor hnd acl- First Baptist' Church Congregation Selects Minister of Music, Education Seleclion of Fred Becker as minister of music and education for the First Baptist Church in Blytheville was announced today by the pastor, the Rev. E. C. Brown, following a business session conducted by members of the congregation in the church lost nighl. Mr. Beckei has been serving in a similar capacity in the First Baptist Church In Waxahachic, Tex., and iight of the nine canldates are i this month received his master's de- hedulcd to attend and speak »t grce in music from Southwestern - -• • - - )„ Fort Worth, Young Democratic Club's banquet here Wednesday night. Only John Lonsdale of Lonsdale has said, he will not be on hand "because I heard the Young Democrats were having a closed meeting to try to promote McMath." Canldate Sid McMalh of Hot Springs is -past president of the Young Democratic organization. Meanwhile, Former Oov. E. Bailey indicated over the weekend U\at rumored plans to purge anti- Tmnian delegates to the Democratic National Convention have been abandoned. Following his return from Washington, Bailey said "in every respect party officials concwlK the right of Baptist Seminary Tex. He is a native of Evansvillc, Ind., and majored in music while attending the West Kentucky State Teachers College. Mr. Becker has a wide range of experience in church work and has served as director of music in churches in Greenville, Ky.: Pineville, Ky., Ardmore, Okla.. ami as a music field worker for the Bni»- tls.1 Church in Texas. .WnUe working on his master's degree in Southwestern, Mr. Becker served as student assistant in conducting the School of Music. Mrs. Becker Is Ihe former Miss Shirley Taylor and Is a graduate of the __ West Kentucky state Teachers Ool- n'l Democrats to have their own legc and the W.M.U. Training choice as to who will b« lh« party | School in Louisville, Ky. Memphis Goodwill Party Will Visit Blythevilie Friday Congressmen Face Hectic Last Sessions Blythevilie will be host Friday to an Aviation Good-Will Tour from WASHINGTON, May 31.—(UP) Memphis, consisting of about 35 —Congress headed into a hectic places, sponsored by the Aviation thrce weeks today under pressure Committee of the Memphis Cham- I from its 'caders lo finish .work in her of Commerce the Memphis ! thl * ei «ction year by June 19. Commercial Appeal, and the Mem- I A clra rer picture of the chances phis Aero Club ^ or making the adjournment d»ad- The planes are scheduled to ar- ' llne Probably »'»1 emerge this week rive at the Blythevilie Municipal , from * Beting of House and Sen- Airport al 12:30 p.m. Friday and will ' ? l<: ^publican lenders. A meeting remain here for more than an hour, ' V as . becn tentatively -during which time they will be guests of Blythevllle business men and a Chamber of Commer.ce committee at a luncheon at the Fly Inn. Farmer England U chairman of the committee to greet the Good Will troupers. L. 3. Hartiog, Ru,j- soll Hays, Earnest Halsell, Mayor B. R. Jackson, and Worth Holder will puties moved Into the wreckage to search for bodies. Under the glare of searchlights, that rcflcctcff from tlie murky waters, scnrcherg worked their wny over rooftops and debris. Shortly before midnight, the Columbia—; approaching Its highest flood stage : since 1894—opened new crncks in . its main illkfs above Vnnport city. > Sirens screamed nml whistles j blew. Authorities brondcnst new ] alarms, and workers hastily left he scene of destruction to wait, tor dnylight. Scores were Injured In the first wild rush to escape Ihe wall of water that struck when the ulke burst. Mnny were treated for Immersion or prolonged cxix>surc to water. Dr. F. Sydney Hansen, alter a tour of Vanport, snld he feared that the toll of dend would he high. But there was no way of estimating casualties exactly until the water suteUlert nnd a ciuretul search could be completed. . the tr.itn as lie started across the . probab1y not before next- week. tracks. Arknmns forecast: Pnrtly cloudy,' Senate Republican leaders hav* listed the oleo bill for action be' ore adjournment. But they have not set a definite time to take it up. Higher priority legislation, such has been tentatively scheduled for .omorrow to lay out plans tor the salance of the session. Whatever happens, Congress must quit June 19 for the Republican National Convention, which opqns at Philadelphia two days Fred Betker • • • ville June 27, and the Rev. Mr. Brown 5 aid that the church here is planning a full-graded music program and a larger program of religious education. A comprehensive nomine*, 11 Th« Becken will most to Blyiht-' B*ckei. rccreatior.nl nerl und^r program also Ls plati- the direction of Mr. Mr. England in entertaining the Memphis visitors. This is the first organized tour of its kind out of Memphis under joint auspice's of the three orfjanix- ntions. There will be about 50 persons in the pnrly including pilots and passenger. 1 !. Tlie tour includes a two-day itinerary. From Blythevilie the party will proceed to Jonesboro, Newport, and Little Rock. In Little Rock they will attend a dinner at the Marion Hotel arranged by the Greater Little Rock Chamber of They will remain overnight in Lit- U« Rock. lot much cliangc Iti temperature to- appropriation bills and tlie draft, may be debated at such length that the Senate will not get around to the olco measure. It would repeal .both the Ift-cents* n-pound tux on colored oleomargarine and the l-4i cent-a-pound levy on uncolorcd. All license fees—r ranging up to $600 a year—on manufacturers, wholesalers .and retailers likewise would be abolished. day, tonight and Tuesday. A few scattered thiindcrshowers Northwest portion this nfternoon. Minimum this morning— 62. Maximum yesterday— 91. Minimum Sunday morning— 63. Maximum Snturclny— 88. Sunset today— 1:07. Sunrise tomorrow — 4:48. Precipitation, 48 hours to 7 a.m. today— none. Totnl since Jan. 1—22.12. Mean temperature (midway between high and low — 76.5. Normal mean for May 10.2. This Date Last Year Minimum this mprnlng 53. Maximum yesterday--72. Precipitation, Jan 1 to this date 11.66. Blythevilie Laymen First to Get Methodism's Lay Speaker Awards Congregations in five Methodist i stewards »t First Church; M. C. churches In and near Blythevllle Webb. D. H. Arney, A. O. Hudson, were represented last night when: Mrs. J. M. Miller, Mrs. Joe Fcr- certlflcates, the first In all Melho-1 gusoif. Mrs. Alex Shelby, Miss dlsm. were presented to 18 laymen | Marie Ross, Mrs. W. W. Alkenhead. who have during the past 15 months '• Jack Owens, Mrs. O. W. Pyles, P. E. Tnt^ « it""raVii""to di<M«."Tfl»«'ste<l the demonlnatlon's rural i Cooley. Glen O. Ladd. Mrs. R. B. •m«V I U!tt^.^ve dl inS»^ P"*™. "' «" W«t Biylhevme Siont. Mrs. Francis Gammlll, W.k vene between or after the conventions. 3Rnie Republican leaders believe Congress will quit for the year if all appropriation bills can he Parish. The certificates were presented by the Rev. J. Albert Gatlln. superintendent of the Jonesboro ^. District of the Methodist Church. r)a'.«ed"by"j!me"l9. They' figure thai following the sermon by the group's other high priority business will be ' lender. Gus Edcrcil, Jr.. a member disposed of earlier and thnt any of the _ Board _of__Stewards m the unfinished business June 19 then ...... " " would be dumped. Besides the appropriations and civil bills, Congress Is expected to try to pass measures to provide a manpower draft for the armed ser- vice.s. a limited extension of UK reciprocal trade law, repeal of o^o- margarine taxes, admission of displaced persons from Europe, a TDnn price support program and a two year extension of CommiMlon termi. First Methodist Church, where the presentations were mnde^ Churches represented at the service were: First Church, Lake Street Methodist, and Ihe th«e Nicholson and James L. Vcrhocff. Miss Ross Is a member of the Methodist Church »t Yavbro, and the others are members of First Church. Authority lo award the lay spe»ker certificates was Incorpor- Uted into the discipline of the Methodist Church at the recent world-wide conference held fcy the denomination In Boston, Mus. This new phase of activity for laymen had its origin here where churches In the Blythevllle Parish laymen have been assisting the — ---Gosnell, Lone Oak and Half Moon. The certificates, which were authorized by the Methodist Church nl Its world-wide conference held 'earlier this month in Boston, Mass.. Atomic Energy were Issued to Mr. Eberdt, Harvey I MorrU, chairman oC UM botrd ot Roblson, pastor of the West Blythevilie Parish. The program has made It possible lo have worship services twice each Sunday in each of three churches where the pastor working alone could con- SM LAVMKN. • *•*• I* WORLD NEWS BRIEFS AtUee Denlei Rift LONDON, May 31. (UP)—Prime Minister Clement R. Attlee denied .oday In the House ol Commons that the Palestine problem has caused any rift In Anglo-American rela-v lions. He Insisted Britain was doing her best to end the. fighting there. Capt. John Crowder, a Conservative member, asked Attlee to do his very best" to heal the apparent rift between Washington and London, and make Britain's Palestine policy clear to the United States. UN Mediator in Haifa HAIFA, May 31. (UP)—Count Folke Bermdotte of Sweden, special United Nations mediator In Palestine, arrived by plane from Cairo »t 7 a.m. today. I,aU President H»nored HYDE PARK, N. Y., May 31. (UP) —The late President Franklin D. Roosevelt .was honored yesterday. when a white-marble plaque, bearing a simple inscription to his memory, was unveiled in St. James' Episcopal Church here by his widow. Michael, Ann* to Wt* ATHENS, '.May 31. (UP)—Former King Michael of Romania and nil bride-to-be, Princes* Anne of Bourbon-Parma, will arrive here Wednesday, »n official announcement snld today. Reliable sources said the couple will t» marritd b*r» JTrtdaj or Saturday,

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