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BLYTHEVELLE COURIER ™« DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHKAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLIV—NO. 63 BlyUuvllte Courier Blythevilie Dolly Newi Miuiulppt VaUey L*ad«r Blytheyllle Herald BLYTHKVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JUNE T, 1948 TEN PAGES Six Powers Plan Self-Government Of West Germany B? Donald i. Goniilw J, United Prtu SUM CorrMpondent ™ WASHINGTON, June 7. (U.P.)—The United States and five other friendly powers today revealed plans for self-government in Western Germany, but served notice on Russia that occupation troops will remain there "until the peace of Vandenberg May Win Restoration Of ERP Fund Cuts Victory in Senate Seen But House Plan Provides Obstacle Europe is secured." «• A communique issued Jointly by the six powers again blamed Soviet policies for the partition of Germany but held the door open to eventual Russian participation in the Western plan for general unification of the former enemy state. The communique covered the recommendations made at the recent London Conference by representatives of the United States, Britain, Prance, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. It was released simultaneously at 6 a.m. EDT in capitals of the six nations. Among other things, the representatives of the six countries called for internationalization of the Ruhr and for steps toward convening a. German constituent assembly in the three Western zones "to prepare a constitution for approval of the participating states." But, the communique, added sig- \Qlficantly: ii '"Hie United States. United Kingdom and French delegates reiterated the firm views of their governments that there could not be any general withdrawal of their forces from Germany until the pence of Europe is secured without prior consultation.' Needs Formal Approval A copy of the 1,500 word com- munique was sent by French authorities this morning to the Russian military governor in Berlin, Marshal V. Sokolovsky. The far-reaching plan for political and economic union of Western Germany still is subject to Truman Campaigns in Idaho; Delegation in Nebraska Splits By Mwrinian IrotUi IMUtd Pretu WhIU Hmw Report* ABOARD TRUMAN TRAIN, June >, (U.P.)-Pre»ident Truman, •liu/ the West aboard hi« special train, carried hli campaign Into Idaho oday, leaving behind a tpllt In Ntbraskit'i dele»atlon to the Democratic National Convention. + Shortly after ttw president's for the gram. Columbia River Crest Reached Encouraging Report Sees Slight Receding As Flood Levels Drop PORTLAND, Ore., June 7. (UP) — Army engineers sent out the goot news today that the Columbia Ri ver had reached at lenst n tempo rary crest here and might even recede very slightly today. But. the engineers warned, they could no say that this was the final crest rolling down the mighty strenm that sent two flood-tides down upon bnttercd. communities' In the past fortnight. Reports from upstream were en- rouraging. The Columbia dropped one eleventh of a foot at Pasha, Wash., and the Snake River, a main tributary, fell four tenths of a foot In 10 hours. The encouraging reports heartened thousands of weary troops and volunteers still battling the Columbia along its lower reaches. Engln- ate Annr eers said they expected the few nouse nu> , dikes which withstood the earlier ft o ft j| a t onslaughts to stand firm until the i months' fntt KUff Corrctponitfnt WASHINO'TON, June 7.— (UP) — Senate President Arthur H. Van- donbcrg appeared likely today to win his Senate fight to restore the big House-approved slash in funds European Recovery Pro- But It was questionable whether his views would prevail when the issue goes to a Joint conference committee to compromise the House and Senate versions of tho money bill. Chairman John Tnber, R., N. Y., whose House Approprlntions Committee sparked the drive for a 2fi per cent cut In foreign spending money served notice he would fight to preserve it. Vandenbcrg, Republican forelim policy leader in the Senate, made equally clenr thnt he was op- it posed to the cut and would go before the Senate Appropriations Committee to seek its restoration The House cut involved a reduction of $2,160,000,000 In the over-all foreign spending program. By coincidence, the controversy j SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS rain left Omaha last night, Will' am Ritchie chairman of the Ne- iraska Staff Democratic Centera! Committee, announced he would not support Mr. Truman at the couveut- ' m. "Aflor Mr. Truman's visit here Saturday, I am convinced he Is not the man this year," Rltchlo said. Ritchie, an Omaha attorney and a delegate to the national convent- Ion, siitd he would vote for some other cnnldnte. "possibly a Jeffer- I said he wan speaking himself but, he added the (Nebraska) delegation at the national convention may see things my way." The Nebraska delegation it not Th« President's train rolled through the mountain country today, among snow-capped peaks across the great divide toward Sun Valley where he will spend tonight. He was scheduled to reach Sun Valley In tlw early afternoon after train atop* In Pocatello, Slioslion* and Kelclvum. Mr. Truman'* apeclal train traveled yesterday through Western Nebraska and Wyoming. Because of his aversion to political speeches on the sabbath, the president confined his rear platform remarks to rather folksy "howdles." But he managed to work In succession ot digs at Congress bound to vote as unit. cate, on the Senate floor exactly three months ago. At that time. Sen. Robert A. Taft, R. O., led a drive to reduce ERP's authorlzntion to $4,000,000,000 for 12 months. Taft failed 56 to 31, after Vandenberg asserted that it might mean "unwitting sabotage" of the recovery project. Seek Spending Limit The issue now raced by the Senate Appropriations Committee is a >ve to limit ERP spending $4,000,000.000, but for 15 sonlan Democrat." Ritchie only for "I'm quite sure other members of | These followed a theme that has run through most of his speeches since he left Washington. In Nebraska yesterday. Mr Tru- mnn received a pair if sparkling sliver spurs at Grand Island. Re sldcnto of Kearney, where he wen to church, gave him a pair of fan cy western boots, At both plnces, the president i.... the standard equipment for hard riding cowpokes would come it handy when he got bnck to Con Sress. He told crowds In both place that he'd use the spurs to give Con gress "a ride.'' At previous stops along the wa from Washington, Mr. Tri.nmi rapped Congress repeatedly for no giving him legislation he consider ed vital. Ritchie indicated he bolted the Truman bandwagon because of the president's choice of advisers. "The president seems to lack the ability to choose wise advisers," he said. During his visit to Omaha Saturday the president spent much of his time with Edward McKlm. a World War I buddy and an administrative adviser to Mr. Truman Immediately after he took office. It has been known for some time that Ritchie and McKlm have been In dispute over party affairs. .ewis Resumes Soft Coal Talks; Charges Duress UMW Offers No Wage Proposals, Asks Mint Operators for Plans WASH1NOTON, June T. tUP) — ohn L. Lewis resumed WUKC talks mler court order wllh tho soft coal idustry toilny, churglng he was slmckled" Hnd under "duress." Lewii told union and Industry egotiators mat he had revived the soft coal conferences only because IB was ordered to by Federal Judgo r. Alan Oolitsboroui;h. The mine workers, Lewis siiid mvo no wage, proposals to niako "at, wosi-iil" but they "expect Improve- nciil.s." He nsked the operators to URkc tin: llrst contract proposals :iut lie made it clear that tho new icgotlntlons will deadlock unless .he operators gunruntee pensicu inyirtcnls to aged miners from the HM7 wolfure fund. "A 3 representative.! of labor, we sit here under attainder," Lowl. told tho conference. "In reverse," ho told the coal op erntors, "your limbs are uuslmck- river recedes. , They warned, however, that the formal approval of the six govern-j levees were watersoaked and could ments. The U. S. Department al- , still go out if efforts to save them ready has expressed Its general ap- were diminished. They said this proval. Congressional action U not I danger would last two or three necessary. | weeks while the river recedes and The agreement also: I the dikes dry out. 1. Affirmed that "Germany must J The American Red _^ not again be permitted to become ™ an aggressive power." (Jross listed 52 persons as "unacounted for" In the Vanport City disaster that smashed the homes of some 18,500 persons. Cross said .a,tally of re- yesterday. 17,000 Setk Aid medical atttention. Spokane, Portlnnd & Sent- 2. Recommended a rigid system of hiBi>ection to keep watch on German jiiilitary- activity. 3. Sold the London,.-.^ "should isciljtaie eveniti^ PO-TO ag:6>rit:vf; v\i'*~* unification of 4. Predicted that the measu.vs recommended would mark an important step in the reconstruction j of Western Europe, "and establishment ot a basis for the participation oi a Democratic Germany in the community of free people." Soviet Protests Expected The recommendations made at the six-week London meeting are expected to bring swift protests 1 . - - — from the Soviet Union and possibly i " e railroad announced that it had some retaliatory action. The Rus- | completed a trestle over the break sians already are making strong i thBt originally crashed a wall of bids for favor among Germans In | water through Vanport City. Offi- thelr Eastern occupnl/rm zone. clals sa 'd tne first freight train The siK-power communique mnde moved yestcrdy over the trestle it plain to Russia that the economic and political union In the three Western zones is a direct product of - . Soviet reluctance to agree to a Ger- , ed &s "unaccounted for" were child- man peace treaty. I ren. The Red Cross stressed thnt its The tentative agreement an- refugee registcration was incom- nouncied today does not set up a formal "Trizonia." The three occupying powers said they recog- ionized that such action cannot ef- j have been recovered, "ectively take place "until further | National Guardsmen, regular progress has been made in estnb- j Army troops and civilian volun- e necessary German institutions common to the entire area" of the Reich. In the communique, the six powers said the present recommendations "in no way preclude and on the contrary should facilitate eventual four-power agreement on the German problem" as outlined in the 1945 Potsdam agreement. Tlie statement reflected their efforts at London to make certain that Germany never again becomes a military aggressor. decried to say immediately whether he wuold oppose or support the House cut. Members OT the Senate Appropriations Committee voted almost, exactly two-to-one in the floor vote on the original Taft amendment to cut. *'ie program. The margin of ccur,. ,ittee members then voting was 13 to 6. The issue posed by the Taft amendment was in terms of authorization of a promise for spending. The current controversy is over tho Civic j actual hard cash to run the multibillion dollar program. Tn the initial fight Chairman Styles Bridges ' R,' K.H., voted for the full amount. But he speciflctnl- ly reserved the right to change his $75,000 Fire Hits Lumber Company Carurhersville Firm Suffers Loss of Big Stock and Buildings CARUTHERSVILL.E, Mo.. June 1. —Fire causing an estimated <15,000 loss raged through the Pemls- (UP)—Civil right- as an Issue In ' cot Lumber and Supply Co. at Cathe 1948 Oubei -.'.orlal Campaign • ruthcrsville at 2 a.m. today, leav- we,» apparently ,, , its way out to- ling the entire stocks, main building, d:- as one candidate'after another and office building in ashes The liiu-J up behind Oov. Deri Lnney in 1 lire wus still smoldering at noon Candidates Back Governor Laney Civil Rights Issue Not To Be Factor in Gubernatorial Race By Rob Bcown , United Presi Staff Correspondent LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June T— Bern: dotte Asks Reply to Truce Plan in 48 Hours ' Eltav Simon- United Fre» SUU Cormpowfeni TEL AVIV, June 7. (U. I 5 .)— Count Folke Bernadotte of Sweden has worked out a compromise agreement to halt the Aritb-Jowisli wiir in Palestine and will ask both sides to ac- cejit or rejuct il within the next 48 hours, reports from Cairo led." Lewis broke tip contract talks three weeks ago when he refused to bargain with tho Southern Coul Producers Association. Court Furrea narftaliilnit The government went to court last week and got an Injunction from Judge Ooldsborough whlcli forced Lewis to reopen wage talks with the association nnd the entiro Industry to try and gel u new contract by June 30, when tho present, one expires. "Wo attend this conference only through duress," Lewis said. "Tho Intemperate Judicial sanctions imposed upon us were uttered upon *said today. "I put my plan verbally to Arab and Jewish leaders," Bernadottc said when ha landed In Cairo today nftcr rushing through conferences wllh Arab nnd Jewish leaders yes- terdny In Beirut, Haifa and Amman. "Now I am putting It to them in writing. I expect a straightforward answer within 48 hours." Unofficial reports said success of the special United Nations mediator's plun for a four-weeks truce which may lend to permanent peace In the Holy Lnnd was hanging on North Mississippi County's lll ° sl "K lc nucslkm of admitting inonlh-loi-.i,- dry spell was broken Jcwlsl1 Immigrants now at sen. temporarily over the week-end Unofficial reports said the date when a total of .42 of an Inch ruin- for " cciisc-firo order originally had fell diirliin sliowcrs late Saturday becn act (or n °°" today but that night mill early Sunday morning, " lls wr>s changed last night In Am- nccordlng to Robert E. Dlivylock, of- ma " '" a conference between Ber- Month-Long Dry Spell Is Broken But Showers Here Called insufficient; Temperature Hits 98 /Iclnl weather observer. undone and King Abdullah of According lo County Agent Kellh Trans-Jordan. The new cease-lira Bllbruy, the showers were- general deadline Is noon Thursday, these over u Rrentcr part of North Mis- r "l'°rts Mild. slssippl County but despite this lAct' A report from Amman salrt Trms- tlic rainfall was regarded as Insuf-, Jor<l " n Foreign Minister Mohnm- ficient, Only light showers worn re- ' " lc:l Molkl Pasha will fly to Cairo IK>iled from South and West Mis- '"dny with » special message from slssippl County. But Just bnfore the dry spell was broken, the mercury hero soaviul to u new ueasonnl high of 98 degrees. Tho 96-dCEiee maximum was ro corded • hero Saturday, the mercury dropped nnd a high ot 88 was recorded, Mr. King Abdullah to Klng-Farouk oi Molkl expects to stay in Cairo Jour days nnd attend a special meeting of tho Arab league's political com- Yosterday, ' mlttce, which will meet In Cairo In- 10 rteijrees Blcnd of Amman. us wero uttered upon the preml.se I Dlnylock reported. Lowest teniper- . of ,an oppressive and Iniquitous statute (the Tuft-llarlluy Act). "This staUite constitutes the [ir.sl major thrust, of Fascist tyranny in this republic." "Just in passing, may we suggest that as a condition precedent lo a new contract, tho mine workers will Ins States' Rights battle. I today. A spot sampling indicnted 11111 mind when the money Issue reached average of three persons in each j his committee on the basis of his family unit, showing about 17.- j own inquiries into the program. 000 persons had applied to the Red Regardless of the Senate action Cross for such emergency aid food,' on the House cut, expected to come new clothing, temporary shelter or 1 late next week. ERP faced a still more formidable hurdle when Senate and House members go behind closed doors to adjust their differ- connecting Portland with the Rail- | o.id bridge across the Columbia. Forty-eight of the persons list- plete. But coroner Earl Smith predicted not more than a dozen dead would be found. Only two bodies lishing the necessary German in- ] teers labored nround the clock to "strengthen seeping embankments holding back Columbia River waters from the only North Portland lowlands still unflooded. Authorities said a breakdown would flood another 2.000 homes but all residents had been evacuated. Weather No. Highway 61. Bridge Scene of Two Accident's The sheriff's office Investigated two minor nccidents over the weekend, both of which occurred in the vicinity of Krutz Bridge, one and one-half miles north of Blythcvillc on Highway 61. The first accident occurred at 11:50 Saturday night when a car driven by Stanley Hood of Blythc- ville crashed into the rear of another car driven by E. C. Becton,! H-56. Negro, of Ilor.icrsville. Mo., approximately 100 yards south of the bridge Both vehicles were damaged considerably, the sheriff's office ro- *Jort stated, but no injuries were Reported The second accident happened al midnight last night when a large trailer truck driven by Carl Sulllris of Marion, ill., sideswipcd a car driven by John Walker, Negro, of Hcrmondale, Mo., on the bridge. The car was heavily damaged, the report stated, with the truck receiving only minor damages. The car was said to have skidded approximately 400 yards before coming to « stop after being sideswiped. No injuries were reported. DriVer Forfeits Bond Arkansas torecast: Partly cloudy with little change in temperature today, tonight, and Tuesday. Pew widely scattered thundershowers. Minimum this rooming—&t. Maximum yesterday 88 Minimum Sun. morning—65. • Maximum Saturday—98. Sunset today—1:11. Sunrise tomorrow—4.47. Precipitation, 48 hours to 1 a.m. today—.42. Total since Jan. 1—23.14. Mean temperature Imidway between high and low—76. May Filibuster Against Oleo Tax Repeal Bill WASHINGTON. June 7, (UP) — Sen. Joseph McCarthy, R.. WIs., said today that repeal of Federal taxes on oleomargarine would raise, not lower, the food bill of American consumers. He lashed out at the Olco Tax Repeal Bill which has been approved by the House and endorsed by the Senate Finance Committee. The measure may never reach the Senate floor .however because of the pre-adjoumment rush and the possibility that dairy-state Senators Latest to declare himself In on I The fire, believed to have started the vote-gett|ng banSwafeon WF.S In a back shed -where turpentine, Horace Thompson, former Internal j Unseed oil, and other products for Revenue Collector. In a prepared | paint mixing were stored, was said statement Thompson declared "t , to have been caused by combustion, am a States' Rights Democrat com- I Some 80 per cent of the loss is cov- pletely opposed to outside interior- ercd by insurance, based on a day encc or meddling with the affairs Inventory, Cliff Smith of Caruthers- of State Government. I am unal- I vllle. owner, said, terably opposed to every phase of i The Caruthcrsvllle fire depart- the Civil Rights program as now uient rushed to the early-morning proposed by the President of the fire, but the location of the lumber United States." ,ynrd, approximately one mile West Thompson's statement echoed one o f the city limits on Highway 84 issued earlier by Jack Holt of Little j toward Haytl, made it impossible to Rock. Jim Merrltt of McGehee and I make water connections, that were Charles Fleming of Forrest City i of value In the fire fighting, also are on record against the Civil I Home Baililinr Halted Rights proposals. The lumber company, which was Only major candidates who hnvc engnged In the construction of 18 not mnde a public statement on the i new homes In Cnruthcrsvlllc, vnl- matter are Sid McMath of Hot - • Springs and James (Uncle Mac) Mackrell of Little Rock. ue(1 at rrom each, might launch it. a filibuster against Normal mean for May 70.2. This l»alc Last Year Minimum this morning—71. Maximum yesterday—93. McCarthy said that "any possible saving to the consumer through the repeal of oleo taxes would be wiped out many times over by Increased prices for milk nnd meat." Agriculture department figures show, he said, that "dairy herds have been reduced by oleo competition (with more expensive butter) nnd that shortages of milk nnd meat will result if this decline continues." He added that "40 per cent of our I heef and veal supply comes from dairy herds." He suggested It would be more "logical" to repeal some other Federal taxes. ' "Why not remove the luxury tax on kitchen stoves to help young •Precipitation, Jan. I to this date couples get married?" he demand- I ed in a statement. Fernandez forfeited a $35.25 cash bond in Municipal Court this morning when he failed to appear to answer a charge of driving while under the influence of liquor. In other action, hearing for Lewis Bay Roan Mare Brings $6,000 in Top Sale During C. G. Smith Horse Auction Sale of Breath of Spring. fourTthe average had ranged from SD86 year old bay roan mare, owned by < to $556. T. E. slayden of Holly Springs,; "However, Mr. Smith pointed out, MISS., was the (op transaction of, "this shows conclusively that good lj. O. Smith's sixth horse sale which . horses in good condition, such closed Saturday night. I Breath o[ Spring, will bring gcod The C. and S. Coal and Clay j prices, but that thin, untrained and Company of Vcllenople, Pa-, the top 1 poorly bred horses are Just not in purchaser of the entire sale, bought! demand." the mnre for $6.000. C. & S. pur- [ This may be barometer for gen- «I. las 5?, a toSa! of 23 horscs during | eral business conditions. Mr. Smith said. He expressed the Idea that the sale. The second highest sale was Buttercup Maid, a three year old yellow mare owned by J. T. Tanner of Franklin, Tcnn., which was sold surplus money which people had put into horses, "simply because they thought buying horses was the fashionable thiiig to do," was gone. to J. B. Sims of Hazcn, Ark, for But those who know horscs and * 2 ' 825 [ want a good breed are still willing During the two-day sale, 232 ; to pay good prices if they arc sure horses changed hands at an aver- they are getting a good horse he age of $528 each, which U some- declared. ?, h *$J ow . cr ,.' nan . tne . u _ sua ] average Present plans call for another ... " • •* -•• .,."-•- w~ M*. wtlMul-ltkl 111 l\UKU ipiamcd that during previous sales i another in October, he said. was owned and managed by Mr. j Mrs. Smith. The homes being built Meanwhile the slumbering Qub- were in various stages of construc- ernatorial race was scheduled to i tlon, and construction will be tern- open this week with at least one : jiorurily halted. major candidate planning his first 1 By mid-afternoon Mr. Smith hnd major campaign address. almost completed work on a tem- McMath will open h s campaign , porary OI(lce wh< . re he MU to with a speech and rally at Pine carry on his work ^ much as Ms Bluff on fcaturdny. depicted stocks will allow. Thompson will open his campaign Tne maln bullQln g and office val- W ^H»» a j p-§ s hU^rvrra r SS^ISS? ll ' date to "• l^,-,»"f» ^ ««!». «••?•• n lure Elite morning wns 64 degrees, while yesterday's minimum wiia 65 degrees, HravJcst Ruin Since May 10 Sutimlay night's ralnfnll \va s the Itrst of tny .sire since May 10 when ,25 of an inch was recorded. However on thi: Isvo following cluy.s, Mny cxpcct guarantees Incident to the | 11 nnd 12, there were traces or rain MackreH planned to continue his dally trips with his first stop at Arkansas City tomorrow. John Lonsdale, Jr, of Lonsdalc ! a total lows. Only one shed, contaln- ' ing wood-working materials, was saved. The Cnruthcrsville fire dcpnrt- ient to battle the W WLJll l_KJllALiait, Ul •, \Jl IjUlltiVlill^ ,,-,/nit V, *1 I til j planned to speak at Morrllton to- ' J ". clt ; n!l<1 ollv a >™nll booster tank, 1 ' u....«^.. . «'iiir.}i *i"i<= <,,i:iirni,r»,nt »~ v.»,.i_ ,,._ day, in Conway Tuesday and then will spend three days in Little i Hock. honoring of the current agreement In the matter of Its wcliare provisions," Lewis said. The 1947 contract provided for pension payments from the mulll- mllllon dollar weltare fund. Disagreement on tho amount:, ot the pensions and which miners.should b« covered touched olf n soft coal strike In April. The government obtained an injunction ordering the miners buck to work. They now nro working uiuler court order not to strike over the pension dispute. Lewis and Sen, Style.? Bridges, "neutral" trustee on tho welfare fund, later agreed tlmt pensions should be »100 a month for all miners 62 and over, who retired on or alter Mny 28, l!H(i, That plan luia not become effective yet .however. The coal operators have refused to nccept the Lewis-Bridges pension plan and they have several court suits ;>ending designed to block payment til pensions. Lewis' refusal to bargain led to Federal Court injunction lost week which Instructed him to resume contract talks with the entire industry. Alx>ut all I,ewls hnd mnrtn clear so far is thnt nny new contract must provide for operation of UMW's 1947 welfare .fund, now involved ill legal controversy, and also provide for continuation of ttie hind. While Lewis himself has no revealed other specllic demands, he lias been urged by local unions to .eek (1) reduction of the present five-day week nnd eight-hour day; 12) higher vacation pay; (3) higher hourly wages; H) and a boost In the operators' 10 cent a ton contribution to the welfare fund. but, on both occasions the rnlnfnll measured less than .01 of an inch. Rainfall over the week-end wa» centered largely around the Eastern half of North Mississippi Coun- New Battles Break Out New battles broke out on tho Palestine fronts as Ixjth sides struggled to win the best possible positions before the expected censc-flre order brings a halt in fighting. Dispatches from Beirut said Lebanese nnd Syrian troops attacked across the frontier Saturday and. captured Moltklya, U miles North of Snfnd. In an attempt to open up an invasion route to the Jewish- controlled Hulch Valley. From Maliklya, the Arabs moved on to occupy Cndns and the Western hills overlooking the road to Nebl ty wllh Hlythuvllle, Promised Laud i Vusha, which dominates the Huleh and Yurbro coming in for the bis- I Valley, the Beirut dispatches nald. • - ' ' gesl share. Fnrmers of Promised Land and Ynrbro communities reported showers as "good but insufficient". Mr. Bilbrey reported that while Lebanese ; reports said 132 Jews w killed in the Maliklya attack. Israeli sources claimed that Arab Legion units In Hnmlch had been cut oft from their supply line over the general condition of crops in' " le weekend by the capture ot North Mississippi County Is Bond, a Qusub, six miles Knst of Hninleh. heavy rain U still needed lu all 5 Arkansans Die Violently Over Weekend , By United Press | At least five persons diet! violently in Arkansas over the wcek- A frontal attack agninst Ramleh, Arab strongpolnt blocking the lifeline highway to Jerusalem also is continuing from the West and South, Jewish reports, said. Other Jewish forces lire digging In at Qatiun, four miles Northwest of Tulknrm, It was reported. Israeli Army headquarters claimed that •100 Arabs were killed in the battls for Qnquii. which was insufi blaze. Mr. Smith started the Pemlscot Meanwhile .ntercst picked up in ' ™ ATu.nftClt w^a™' a special election called to fill the | wav partnership. , )ut he , atcr ; way Tlie Democratic Central Committee met Saturday and decided that names of candidates would be placed on the ballot In the first primary July 27 and that the winning candidate would be named the Democratic Nominee by the Slnte Convention In September. The ticket will close June 22. Parents Awarded $1,000 Damages In Circuit Court Arthur L. Adams of Jonesboro, j Mr. and Mrs. Lacy Bryeans were committee chairman, said he might today awarded $1,000 in damages for resign his parly post to campaign injuries received by their son Tom'- " - ----- ' ' my Olenn Bryeans, who was hit by a car Feb. 20 after alighting from a school bus. The damages were awarded this morning In the civil division or the for the vacant seat. George Rose Smith of Little Rock announced his candidacy last week and Circuit Judge Aubrey Strait of Morrllton and Assistant Attorney Gen. Cleveland Holland of Fort -Smith admitted they were conslde ing the race New York Stocks Final stock report: A T and T 157 7-8 Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper , ... Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward . . N Y Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation . Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Studebaker Standard of N J Texas Corp Packard U S Steel 58 5-8 '"• Chlckasnwba District of Mississippi r " i County Circuit Court which was pre- I sided over by Judge Charles W. Light of Paragould. Roy Hon. the bus driver, Oosncll School District No. 6 and Insurance firm were named defendants In the suit. Two other cases were disposed of this morning. The were S. J. Shumaker vs. A. B. Shumaker, suit lor 35 1-4 41 3-8 62 1-2 62 1-4 15 7-8 32 3-8 12 1-J 30 12 1-8 20 1-8 5-8 | damages judgment by default for J-* .plaintiff; and Universal Finance Company vs. Walter Colllngs, out of court settlement. end. Two persons were kilted In traffic accidents, one \vns murdered nnd two died from miscellaneous nuscs. The trntflc deaths brought the year's total to 151, compared with 127 for tho corresjxniding period "loulse Crouch, a 17-year-old Hick- ton ', Be , ncral chairman of the nn- I nual Jaycee Beauty Pageant an:d today. Total entries in tha Junior Postal Receipts Show 12 Per Cent Increase Over April, May, 1947 Postal Receipts here Tor April id May totaled $16,617.51, nn in- crc.xsc of about 12 i>er cent over receipts for the same period a year ngo, Postmaster Ross S. Stevens announced today. Receipts of the Post Office here for April and May of last year totaled $14,967.23, Mr. Stevens snirf. More Entries v Received for Beauty Contest "Miss Dlythcvllle" will be selected Irom a field of 14 girls nt Haley Field Wednesday night Ralph Fat- oryRldgcglrl. wns Injured fntally as she stepped from a car on Highway i " .19 and wns struck down by a truck. I , " f She filed en route to R Joncsboro hospital. State Police today were seeking the Identity of the truck driver. have Increased to almost 40 little misses, Mr. Pnlton said. Ten new candidates for the "Miss Junior Blythcvillc" title were received sitice other candidates were A Negro identified as Tennessee , „.. Terry, 25, was killed when the cnr! n »"°''»«d. They are Lucille Harpo. • T '"Ida Jonn Lutes, Eugenia Oen- in which he was riding overturne into a ditch on a Tcxarknnn street. Another Ncxro, J. Curtis p| C ] dSi 22, was critically Injured. Terry j " a ™ ara Joan Wehstcr Betty Lou was dend when officers found the M 5. lh . cmi1 ' R "! i Snnro " McDamcl. Rehearsal for Wednesday's per° rmtl »« will be held nt 6:30 Tuts- T . , ' ""["> Jc " n .,y u !f "• Ethel. May on?s, Dlnno btill Carol Caldwell, " a ™ ara car. The hon^lckie victim was Bessie Heckles, n Little Rock Negro Wo-i man. Officers said she .vns struck- on the head when she tried lo stop n fight between two Negro! ... - , ... „, 1L - ,,, „ me... One of the men was held i n ;cnnd dates for •Miss Blythevillfj" nior and Miss Blytheville candi- tes will atlcnd the rehearsal, they wear ,s,treet clothes, except the Little Ilock cfty formal charge. 20 Solicitation Teams Launch Drive For Funds to Build Osceola Library OSCEOLA. June 7—A team of 20 workr-rs took to the field this morning to launch officially the campaign to raise $25,000 to be used in constructing n $oO,COO Mississippi County Library in Osceoln. it wns announced today by D. S. Uaney, campaign director. Mr. Laney stnted that several large contributions were reported during the llrst few hours of solicitations and said "it Is hoped the drive will be completed within three Company 'M' Plant Program at Armory A discussion of the proposed draft legislation will be part of the program planned for Company "M" 26 3-4 O f the 153rd Infantry of the Arfc- 83 1-2 ; ansas National Guard Thursday at ' 62 1-2; 8 p. 5 ) The the Armory, party wlH be open men between the age 17 to 34. to all The first contribution to the campaign was made by Faber A: White Jr., one-wcek-olri son oi Mr. and Mrs. P. A. While Sr., who donated $100 to get the drive rolling. The contribution was presented by the elder Mr. White, who explained that "this Is Junior's gift; my own contribution Is another matter which will be decided later." Several pledges were made before the drive officially got underway, Mr. Laney said. Mrs. C. L. Moore, principal of Osceola High School, pledged a (100 contribution to the fund nnd F. O. Gywn, a carpenter, pledged £25 worth of labor on the building. today without who have been asked by contest officials to wcnr high heels. On Wednesday night, the aspirant to the Miss Junior Blytheville title will meet at 7:15 In the locker room of tho stadium, dressed a» they will api)ear in the pageant. The "Miss Blytheville" candidates will report to the tent behind the stage at 7:45 and will be dressed in "I sincerely hope that everyone formals. They will also bring and in O.iccola and surrounding tcrri-' model bathing suits, tory will make some sort of pledge I Out of stale Judges will select the and have a part in securing the new ! winners on merit of talent, poise building," Mr. Laney stated. He i and beauty. pointed out that carpenters, clec- The winner of the Miss Blythe- trlclnns. plumbers, brick masons ville title will compete in the New- and other craftsmen, who desire,; port Competition June 30 to July 1 may pledge a few hours work on for the Miss Arkansas title. A loving construction cup will be presented to the winner of the Miss Junior BlyUieville Tin- Soybeans the building when starts. Site for the building is to be provided by the Osceola Progressive. Club, which will have club rooms in the building. The Progressive Club also pledged a cash contribution of $3,000 and leaders In the I campaign indicated that a $15,000' contribution would be sought from the county to apply on the construction costs. The library building will house collection of 2o,000 volumes on Ihe! NEW YORK, June 7. (UP)—Close July Nov. (Prices f.o.b. Chicago) . 416A 419 417 417 1!2A . 331 334 1|2B 331 334 l|2B New York Cotton ground floor and will have separate very steady. reading rooms for adults and chil-1 dren. The second floor of the build- Mar. ing will house club rooms, which May can be used as an auditorium, with July seating capacity to accommodate Oct. , 400 persons, ft kitchen and facilities' Dec. Open High Low Close 3248 3282 3233 3262 3218 3227 J306 3227 3626 3C» »6M 3rt» 3323 3341 3311 3340 3270 32£4 K*> 3334 for serving meals. 1 Spots close 38.79, up *.

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