The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 2, 1948 · Page 15
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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™« DOMINANT NEWSPAPER of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND •OUTBXAAT MEWS VOL. XLIV—NO. 8« Blythevllte Courier Blytheville Daily Ncwi MuclMippl Talley Lctdw Blythevlll* Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, S Headquarters Building for Airport Planned Government Allocate* $20,000 for Project f To Cost $40,000 • Blytheville's Municipal Airport Ifi to have an administration building for which plans are being drawn up by the Civil Aeronautics Administration, It was revealed today after an announcement In Washington that the government has • llocated the city $20.000 for airport construction and Improvement Mayor E. B. Jackson disclosed this morning that these funds were applied for early this year «nc that $20,000 was the amount askeci by city officials. The administration building musl b* built according to CAA specifications and the federal agency has been at work drawing up the plans for the structure, he said. The federal government's alloca tion must be matched by $20.000 put up by tlie city, Mayor Jackson said. He explained that the new build Ing will be erected on the site now marked by the West control tower, which islocated near the large white hangar at the bottom of the "V" formed by the concrete "apron" L^nd main taxiways. The tower will be dismantled, along with some surrounding buildings, to make room for the administration building, Mayor Jackson said. The tower then will be replaced atop the new building, he said. Mayor Jackson said cily officials felt the building could be constructed with the $40,000. Other Cities Get Funds No additional information on the building was "available as the CAA has not released the plans It drawing up. Arkansans Get Legislative Opportunities Heavy Pressure On Eisenhower As Boom Grows LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 1. (UP) —Arkansas' voters will have an opportunity lo cast their ballots for £even legislative changes on th3 November general election ballot. No more can be added as the deadline (or filing petitions with secretary ot State C. G. Hall was midnight last night. One of the latest to file a proposed change w«j the State Republican Party. The GOP act would reorganlie state and county boards of elec- j tion commissioners in order to givj j the minority party representation. Other Initiated acts would re- 1 organise school districts, require i the local optton liquor elections coincide with regular general elee- tons; and revise the state worJt- men 1 one filed by petition and 'two"re- i Democratic presidential nomination ferrcd by the legislature— are also ^ wa ? abundantly clear that Anti-Truman Crowd in Democratic Party Pushes for Nomination By Jowph Noiu (United PTM. SUM Oormpoixk-nt) Gen. Dwlght D. Eisenhower w«t under heavy pressure to Issue final ye» or no today as the Ike- for-President boom assumed prairie fire proportions among aiiTl- Truman Democrats, One report—unconfirmed—had It that Elsenhower would Issue .1, nun icvu^e i[ie SI»LC wur*- i ••—..,•-* nt/iuvi i&sue a n's com pens a tion law. | statement early next week to say 'hre consttutional amendments— "«tl.v h« Is not available for the on the ballot. The first, sponsored by Gov. Ben Lancy, would lake the state out of It was only such a statement could stop the snowballing drive by main leading Democrats to ditch Pres- Legion Au To Feature should the poll tax be abolished and the third would remove the 18-miil maximum tax ievy for school pur- pases. he property tax field. Another I lde "' Truman and give the noml- would permit the legislature to set "*™n to the man who led allir/i up n system ol voting registration ' forces to v| ctory in the European ... .. .... war. Jacob M. Arvey, Chicago Democratic leader, revealed that he and other anti-Truman party members would meet in Philadelphia to work out draft-Eisenhower strategy on' July 10, two days before the Democratic National Convention gets underway there. James Roosevelt, eldest son of the late president and Democratic national commlttecman from California, will attend the pre-conven- tiou caucus and It was understood that New York Mayor William O'Dwyer and others had been invited. Arvey, Roosevelt and O'Dwyer It T W, i, u . was reported, will urge crnTrmen . .. J ' FlUh "?h, 0 { a n s tate delegations to the na- who will assume duties as deacon in (lonal convention to attend the July ... charge of the St. Stephens Episcopal i a caucus and to keep their delega- is | Church in Blytheville and the Cal-, tlons unpledged until that time vary Episcopal Church in Osceola ' TEK PAGES »nccL» copaa nvi cnrn Episcopalians Get New Pastor Rev. Wm. J. Fitzhugh Assigned to Churches Here and in Osceola Dedication >t 1 p.m. t< o/ the Dud Cason Anierl gion Post's memorial au on North Second Street hire Blytheville's o»v*rv the Fourth but the holld% for some at noon today n closing of public offices and rnoni business concerns will be elated Monday since the holiday falU on Sunday. R. B. Stout, Dud Cason poet commander, will preside over th« dedication ceremonies and th* structure, which Is the city's largest auditorium, will be dedicated to the memory of the men who gave their live* in the service of their country. lire principal speaker will be the Rev. Roy 1. Bagley o( Newport, former pastor of the First Methodist Church here, and he will be introduced by the Rev. Allen D. Stewart, who succeeded him here and now is president of the Blytheville Ministerial Alliance. Parents of the men who were killed In World War II have been extended a special Invitation to attend the dedication service* and the address of acceptance of the memorial will be made by Leonard W. Moody, Marianna, who is state commander of the Legion. R. N. Ware. Tallulah, La., a former commander of the Dud Cason Post, wns scheduled to make the acceptance address but has notified members of the program committee that he will be unabls to come to Blytheville for the occasion. Distinguished visitors will be Introduced by H. O. Partlow, Immediate past commander of trm post, uud special numbers will bs given by members, and former members of the Blytheville High school a capella choir under the direction of Mrs. Wilson Henry. Members of the program com- tern Powers |ct Break in et'ColdWar' Showdown May Come Within Three Day*, Observe ra Declare Br WiUUm M. Dtrklntan (IJullcd frrm KUft, C'orrttiMmd The Western powers pressed lo- quick Russian turuuboul blockade, a slroiiK Joint The Blytheville allocation was part of a total of $35,098,459 ear marked by the government for airport construction and improve- , this church during the past ment throughout the country dur- I Summers as lay reader. He The draft-Eisenhower move also tomorrow, arrived in Blytheville yes- got a new boost In the South where terday. ' | rebellion against Mr. Truman lias The Rev. Mr. Fitzhugh had served been raging since he urged enact- two ment of strong civil rights leglsla- — - lion. ing the next 12 months. In making public the fiscal 1949 '• federal aid airport program, CAA' ^Administrator D. W. Rent?.el said' "state «nd local authorities will put up an additional $38,720,996. Of the projects, 173 are Class IV or larger airports, having at least 4,500-foot runways suitable for trunk airline operations. The other 282 are 'Class I, II and III, suitable for private; Veeder 'airline-.' and .nc:.;-sched- uled carrier operations. (Runways at the Blytheville Municipal Airport are each 5,000 feet in length, putting the field among Class IV airports.) Rentzel said the agency has a backlog of requests for federal aid amounting to $210,000,000. He said the project approved for the next year were selected "on the basis of most immediate aeronautical necessity." graduated June 14 from the School' of Theology in the University of the South at Sewanee, Tenn.. and was ordained to the diaconate in the Little Rock Trinity Cathedral on June 18, by the Rt. Rev. R. Bland Mitchell, bishop. The Rev. Mr. Fitzhugh's first Georgia and Virginia Democrats, meeting In state convention yesterday, called for Mr. Truman's defeat and jumped four-square on the Eisenhower bandwagon. The Virginia convention formally instructed its 26-man delegation to the national convention to support Leonard W. Moody The Arkansas Department commander, American Legion, Leonard W. Moody of Marlanna. will deliver the address accepting the Blytheville memorial .uulUorurn which Is to uo dedicated In ceremonies here tomorrow. mlttee placed emphasis on Ihe fact that the program will get under way promptly at. J p.m. since Hie event Li to be broadcast. While a special Invitation has been extended to parents o! thj servicemen, in whose memory the auditorium was constructed, to attend, it also was stated Mint, the ceremonle.s are open to clt- Izcnc generally and an overflow audience is expected even though the auditorium will s«at approxi- I niately 3,000 persons. day toward a showdown with llussla ttie Soviet starvation blockade Berlin, and both london .and Washington predicted decisive uc- tlon within three days—possibly over the weekend. It appeared most probable barring . . on the American, Hrltlsli nud French note would he sent direct to tho Kremlin. Thin protest would lift Ihe qm>s- tion above the heads of tho military governors In Germany. But It would avoid presenting any ultimatum (o Moscow which the Western allies would be unable to back ivllh force. The Intent wonld be to mnkc clear In unmistakable language tluxt the Western powers have no Intention of being driven from Hcrlln by the blockade or by other Russian harassing action. Blockade of Berlin May Be Protested Direct to Moscow BERLIN, July 3. (U.P.)—Th« American, British aod French military governors in Germany met today with Mar. shiU VasHily D. Sokolovsky, Russian military governor, in a l»Hl-dilch effort to nettle the Berlin crisis at a local level. It was believed that if failed to give indica. lions that the starvation blockade of the German capital win he lifted promptly by the Russians, a joint three-power pro. test will be made direct to Moscow. O«m. Lucius D. Clay, Sir Brian, KolwrUsoii, nnd a dcimty for Pierre Koenlif, military governors for the United States, ISrlUln and Prance respectively, went to the headquarters of Marshall Sokolovsky in tin Hussinn sector o[ the city for tho conference. The French deputy wax MaJ. C!en. Roger K. Nolrct, who wax representing Kocnlg, who was in ParLi. The Wnttern power* offlrlali returned frum (be Kuului hrad- quarter, to their own »*clon of the city after a conference at lent ttian an luiur. No announcement wu forliicumlni Immediately of Hit mului obtained. Communists Lose Votes in Finland Nationwide Election Showi Party Third; Social Democrat* Gain HELSINKI, July 1. (UP)—Com- rmmlsls dropped to third rink among Finnish political rmrtles to- th« Murder Maniac Sought in Tulsa One Woman Killed; Another and Two Girl* Victims of Attacks year aUschool was financed by the the general. The Georgia meeting Episcopal Church nt Marianna. called on Mr. Truman to step aside ' which he served as lay reader for i n favor of Gen. Ike nnd voiced a TULSA. Okla.. July 3. (UP)— More than a score of ; were assigned ald Franklin Store On Main is Sold Stock of Merchandise, Fixtures and Lease Involved in Deal. The owners of the Family Shoe 1.3 tore on West Main last night com- Russia might move soon lo bring Yugoslavia buck Into Unc. Moscow thus fur bus not reacted to np- pnrcut defiance from Mnrahnl Tito's government. These were the Idlest reports from capitals Involved in the coUl war: Agree on Courne of Action Washington— •! n t o r in nnLs snirt ft Joint course In the Herlln crisis Iknnily bus been iigrcod upon by the U. S., Brllnln and France In London consultations, Decisive action wns ex|>ected within three days nl most to mnke clear to Russia that the Western powers are In Berlin lo stay. The adinlnlstrntloti answered a charge by Republican presidential nominee Thonm.s E. Dewey thnt tbo GOP wivs being left out of foreign policy planning by announcing that the State Department was consulting with beads of Senate and House foreign affairs committee*. London—London also anticipated action within three clays by the ;rUu crisis . memorial trit>- hope ute to the Rev. C. C. Burke, who sent, had been rector there for 35 years. The St. Stephens Church in Blytheville has been without a rector for nearly three years. Dr. Louis Kubencr has been serving as lay reader, but the last rector was th< Rev. Thomas Smvthe. The Rev. Mr. Fitzhugh will hold either a morning or evening service in each the Blytheville and the Osceola Churches, but it has not. that the general .would con- Travel Heavy : <As July Fourth Holiday Begins Federal funds allocated for other , yet been determined how these serv- I airports in Arkansas follow: j ices will be scheduled. Tomorrow he' By United Press Millions of Americans began the Harrell Field, Carnden. *6S,350. ] will be at the St. Stephens Church anmnrek to beacles resorts ,,,d F" New Municipal. El Dorado. 1100.- In the mnmlnir ..nrt „! th. r-oi. ann " al trek . to .beaches, resorts and ,In s . New Municipal. El Dorado, $100,000. Municipal, Tort Smith, $273,427. Municipal, Joncsbnro, 55,000. Municipal, Morrilton, $14.000. Municipal. Newport, $8.000. Municipal, Sprtngdale, S825. Municipal, Stuttgart, $32,175. . hood where they occurred Into renewed horror. It was t--e s;... - . -i- idential district, squeezed In between rainroad tracks and factories where five persons had been murdered in the last five years' Police Chief G. W. Holinsworth, County Attorney Elmer Adims and Police commissioner J. Fred Lawrence. Jr., dropped other duties to direct the manhunt. They said they mnn on the Franklin Store wns ] Sir Brian Robertson, British mill- cancelled, nnd the new owners took tary governor, which wns regarded over the stocks, fixtures and the as a prelude to moves at n higher leasehold, according to J. T. West- I level. Trance, which has been Jll- brook, mannger of the Family Shoe tery nboiit taking a BtroiiR position <5 ""'" In the Berlin situation, appeared to have been brought Into line. U. S. Ambassador Lewis ' Douglnss and French Ambassador Rene Mas-slgll remained in almost constant con- were seeking a *AFL President Not to Speak At Convention WASHINGTON, July 3. (UP) — AFL President V/illiam Green saul today he has rejected au invitation to address the Democratic National Convention. He authorized a spokesman lo say he had "declined with thanks." No reasons were given. The CIO said President Philip v I irv 1 Churr D h"f i nr B |h a p n pv,n ti "" Cal ~ racatk " 1 spots today ln whnt travel l ^° ">en already had been ar- ThP RPV M lh p.r, Cn " S SCrV ', Ce ' r >'> lh ° ritles Predicted would be the rested, but police said they had me Rev. Mi. Fitrtiugh grartu- biggest Fourth of July migration on record. ! Tlie National Safety Council predicted that 30,000,000 automobiles ated with three other Arkansas boys who will enter the Episcopal ministry, one going to his home town of Marianna. He is the Rev. David B. Collins of Hot Springs. The other, the Rev. William C. Johnson of McGehee will be deacon in charge of the Stuttgart church. He expressed the opinion that even though there had been a definite need of rectors for Arkansas, the number of Arkansnns training for The Rev. Mr. Fitzhugh and wife and two-year-old son. Jordan, would jam the nation's highways, nnd thnt 235 persons will die in traffic accidents during the three- lay holiday. Al least 23 persons had tiled accidentally, includln r It in traffic, seven by drnwninr and six In miscellaneous mishaps. During the July Fourth holiday laneous accidents. will occupy the rectory at 107 N. 6th. Because of the Missco C. of C. Secretaries ToAttend Dallas Institute Worth D. Holder, manager of the i Blytheville Chamber of Commerce ! will attend the Southwestern chamber of Commerce Institute from The institute Is one of six in the United States and managers and secretaries from the entire .Southwestern region will take part in the conference and classes which are directed toward building the efficiency of Chambers of Commerce, and it Is sponsored jointly by the State Managers Association of Southwest, the chamber of Commerce of the United States and invitation. Murray will be one of the delegates lo the convention from Pennsylvania, A spokesman for A. P\ Whitney, president ol the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, said the union president would accept the invitation to speak to the convention. There was no indication from Daniel J. Tobin, president of tha Brotherhood of Teamsters (AFL), whether he would accept. The Democratic NaConal Committee invited the four union leaders to speak to the convention if' \vork such as agricultural actfvi- a move aimed at attracting WE | tie. meeting and committee mnn- city support for the party ticket. • ngcment, educational problems. All four have been lukewarm to membership and finance, civic, Mr. Truman's candidacy for a full j commercial and industrial activities, -tour year term in the White House. drowning, seven a 169 in mtscel- press of holiday travel, the Greyhound Bus Co. cancelled al] leaves for drivers and announced it would keep its buses roiling on a 24-hour basis. Airlines and railroads pressed extra equipment into service and officials of both said they expected more passengers than on anv pre vlous holiday. Ihe weatherman predicted tali and warm weather for most of tne nation, with scattered showers m some sections. A heat wave with high humidity was forecast for the MidWest. Warmer weather was predicted for the East, and continued warm for the South, showers, not heavy enough to disrupt a fishing trip or picnic, were expected to counteract Store. The name of the slore will be changed, hut it is still Indefinite as to how'the store will be known. Mr. Wcstbrook said thnt the transaction covered retail stock valued at $40,000. Negro for question- | ^ plRn , ror opcratil!R the ncw . ly acquired store are Incomplete. Mr. Westbrook said today, but we plan to meet soon and make definite plnns. The Den Franklin Stores are chain stores that are Individually owned. The new store will not be a part of the chain. Mr. Frclman Ls remaining with Ben Franklin store closing out accounts, etc., for a. few days. furnished alibis and probably would be released. Detective Capt. J. D. Bills said the "club-swinging maniac" first broke into the home of Mrs. J. B. Cole, 37, a widow, Thursday night- He bludgeoned her, her 13-year- old daughter, Doris, and Doris' girt friend, Lavon Gabbard, 14, who wns spending the night there. Then, neighbors heard the screams of the woman and the girls a.'id saw a hatless man in white sliirt -, and dark trousers run from thejJJOO for fach Week Day house. | Tlie madman then broke Into the •Parking Meters Boost City's Revenues About first floor apartment of Mrs. Ruth Norton, 40, and beat her to death. Police said there main clues so • far w'ere a sack containing a bloody . towel found In the front yard of ] the Cole home, and a bloody towel ' found wrapped around Mrs. Norton's head. They were sent to the police laboratory to be checked for fingerprints Blytheville motorists deposited nearly $100 a day In the ncw clown- ilovsky. In reply to R letter lent him by Roborlaon demanding to know wlml llussli [irorwscd to do r. out lilting Lhc siu-fiict; hlockatlo which has cut Berlin off from tho Wcstcru »nrs of acrmuny jlticc Jun* 19. Unless a satisfactory answer was forthcoming from there appeared little doubt, on the bnsl.l (if reports from Ifliulon and Wash- tnfllon, Unit negotiations in tlw crisis would he lifted to * higher level! Hurt that a joint protest—said In some quarters already to have been drafted m London—would go to Moscow. Tim conference cumc us Ai^cr^an and. British transixirt planes continued to pouv Into Berlin food Kupiiile.'v In excess of the needs of the more than 2,000.000 persons In the western sectors of the city, tlm n defeating th« blockade although by expensive »nd difficult [net hods. There were reports, too, that Russia was suffering from her own blockade move, with ihortened supplies of flow, mtdlclnei «nd badly needed coal from the Kuhr resulting. Demand* Route* Be Owned Robertson, In his letter to the Russian commander, demanded that the trunk highway to Berlin from Helmstedt, In the British Zone, be reopened at once. The highway, one of Hitler's famous autobahn's, runs for 110 miles through the Russian BOhe to Berlin. Robertson proposed a meeting Immediately to take up the time and methods of restoring traffic of all soils on the rond, and also to discuss when trnlti service from the Western zones can be resumed. Responsible observers believed this was the final bid by the Westerners at the military government level In the Berlin crisis. Unexplained delay In work »t London on a Joint protest to Russia, they believed, might be aimed at giving the military governors one more crack at the Job before It Is lifted to government level, Robertson's letter to Sokolovsky brought the clear-cut, Issue of the Berlin blockade Into ttic o|ien. Just flatly that Yugoslav Communist I a week earlier he had protested leaders met with Ihe Russian am- | against It. Now ho asked that It be hassarior yesterday. It was denied , lifted, at. once, ami asked the Soviet sultatlon with the British foreign office. Berlin—The U. S. and Britain had beaten the Rnss'.nii surface blockade, at least lemiwrarily, with the greatest peacetime air supply 'effort In history. They were pouring into Berlin by air more food than the approximate 2,600,000 persons in the Western sectors of the city consume. Robertson's letter to Sokolovsky was regarded In the German capital as the last attempt to settle the crisis at a military government level. Tito Prote»t» to Albania Belgratlt—Messages of support for Tito and his regime continued to pour In from Yugoslav Communist groups, And the government tienlcd ew the • ... one—a coalition Including the Communtati with th« Social Democratic and Agiirlun parties. The Popular Democrats (Communist), also known a s the Democratic triilon.apiwared to have lost sin seats, louring them 46 representatives In the new parliament. The Social Democrats picked up four lor a total of 63, and the Agarlaus gained two for a total of 00. Alxint 1,430 votes of an approx- • imale 1.700,000 votes cast had been tubulated. In round figures, these were the results: Social Democrats 341,600; Agarlaia J4«,000; Popular Democrats (Communist) 379000) Conservatives 234,000; Swedish Party 126,000; Liberals 83^00; and other minor parties 5,100. The conservatives picked up three seats for a total of 32 while th« Swedish Party lost two and will have only 12, and the Llberal» 'lo«t one anil will havt only eight. The count was on a complicated proportional representation basia. and exact figure* probably will not' be available for soitae ttm*,:,,,— The tabulation waa-bearing out peraUtetu, lortcasU that the Com- munliti would lo»e «trength. despite their campaign warnings that such a setback would affect the country's relations with Rucila, .The returns showed that the Communists, Finland's ittongest party when Premier Josef Stalin recently proposed a mutual aid and friendship pact, were losing ground everywhere except In Northwest Finland. The pact with Russia was signed but It contained clauses which th» Finns Interpreted ns guaranteeing their sovereignty and national In-' tcgrlty. 1^=^"^' — ,K hea] in SSTi£ » the high- dangerous. Blytheville Postmaster Reports Big Gain in Business Handled Here Proposed Palestine Plan To End Holy Land War CAIRO, July 3. (UP)—"Not a -- - .-.- single Arab" can accept the present Harry Paulus. secretary of the suggestions of count Folke Borna- lie speaking, have been planned to work either as beginner classes or as refresher classes for those having attended the Institute previously. This is Mr. Holder's first time to attend the institute. BlytheviHe Scout First In Area to Qualify for God and Country Award The first God and Country award •o be presented to a Boy Scout in Eastern Arkansas will be made Sunday as a feature of the worship service tomorrow morning in tlie First Christian Church and the award will be presented to Jimmy Lowe, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Lowe, by the pastor, the Rev. Lester D. Strubhar. j Other members of the troop. No. 38, will attend the service with their scoutmaster, D. A. Bloclgett, nnd his assistants, L. L. Ward and Richard Mayer. Mr. Lowe is chairman of the church's committee sponsoring the Boy Scout activities. To qualify for the award a scout must give 150 hours In service to his church; be regular in attend- State: Ju o 1 Ste Tills cei receipts totalled $9,392.42. Mr. Stevens also pointed out that the quarterly report for April. May j -•• J - totalled $26,009,03. an j and June , Increase of 20 per cent, or $4~35o"26 , aver the total for same period In ' 1047, which was $21.659.67. In the breakdown by months receipts for June were higher than for the other two months. In' April Ihp gross receipts were $9.136.96 and in May they were $7,48055. | Courier News Staff To Get Holiday Monday Courier News employees will join those in other- business houses and public offices In Blytheville in observance of the Fourth of July holiday Monday. There will be no edition of the Courier News Monday. Committee, confirmed earlier reports the Arabs would turn down Bernadotte's pence proposals, and were prepared to resume flglitin next Friday, when the four-week UN truce expires. Bernadotte flew here today to get • the Arab answer to his peace pro- jposals. He declined to discuss the i plan he had put forward, and said 'It would he released tomorrow. It was believed he Jiopcd to release reported today. Mayor E. R. Jackson and city Clerk W. I. Malln said this morning that a total ol S291.50 was taken from the nicters after their use last Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. Half of this money goes to the city and the remainder v,'ill be paid to the Dual Parking Meter Co., Canton, O. The 300 meters. Installed at a cost of $66 each, will be paid fo ron a 50-50 basts. After payments are completed, the entire revenue will go to the city. supporting the Comlnform in Its I denunciation of Tito. Yugoslavia I sent three notes of protest to Albania, charging "gross nnd Insult- Ing" acts by that nation in supporting the Cominform stand. Moscow—The official Russian position In the iimllcr of Yugoslavia remained an enigma. The Soviet press busied itself with reporting thnt a Canadian snllor who jumped a United tSates freighter at Odessa Non-Service Disability Pensions Are Increased WASHINGTON. July 3. (U.P.I — President Truman has signed Into law two bills to Increase veterans disability pensions. One hikes pensions on disabled veterans with dependents. The mUHury governor what he \VRS going to do about it and v en. Negro, Who Visited Jail Daily, is Identified as Suspect in Murder Case Captive Mines Face Prospect Of Walkout WASHINGTON, July 3. (UP)— Government officials saw no chahco today of blocking a threatened strike next Tuesday In the "captive mines" that feed coal to th» nation's. .biggest steel producers. • i The National Labor Relation! Bonrii was taking preliminary step* toward getting a no-strike order against John I,. Lewis' United Mln«-v Workers. But officials snld theri'^C wns no hope of completing thB CHSO before the strike deadline. They snld a strike appeared inevitable unless the UMW (1) abandons Its policy of no contract, no work or (2) drops its dmnnds for had torn up his passport and osked j officers locked him up for for permission to stay In Uimln i c | cr committed in Detroit, where he wns quoted as saying he was convinced "I will find a real home and the fulfillment of all my dreams." Helsinki— The Communists appeared lo have slipped from first to third place In representation in parliament In election returns wh|'h were being counted today. The Communists lost six seats, but still were a powerful force In Finland. .-Inspired strikers did little to affect the gov A Negro who hns made dally trips to the county jail here tor several '• a union shop contract with the steel months didn't return to ills Job ] producers without a National Lafrom the last visit yr 'irdny after bor Relations Board election. Lewis' had only a "no comment at this time." last August. Tlie administration's economic experts expressed grave concern over the last visit yr 'nrdny after mur- Mlch., Bonnie Noel. 53, Tennessee Negro, was being held today for Michigan authorities. Noel, nltns "Uncle Ben," Is charged with the fatal shooting of a Negro woman and the wounding of another 111 Detroit last Aug. 15. He had been working for a cafe here most of the time since then, bringing to the county jail the meals . ................ ______ ._ other ralpos al] pensions for peace- ' eniment's plans for reconstruction time disabilities from 15 to 80 p«r cent of the rates for wartime dis- abili'tac. A 100 per cent disabled veteran with a wife but no child will get an increase of $21 a month—from snce at its services; contribute to $ISB to $159—if he suffered dis- the financial program; read the Bi- i ability during wartime. His increase bie daily and be able to name the] will be »I6.80 a month II he has a books of both the Old and New Testaments, and observe prayer dally. 60 War Plants Placed On Standby Basis in U.S. WASHINGTON, July 3. (UJEM — Legislation to keep certain war plants on a standby basis for any future emergency has been signed into Uw by President Truman. Best estimates are that the new law will require the Federal Works Agency lo maintain about 60 plants which originally ccst $550,000.000. The cost of their upkeep Is estimated at $36,000.000 for this fiscal year and from J6.000,000 to lYOOO,- pcacctime disability. I Ihc Arab answer at the same lime. 000 a year thereafter.' Mexican Plane Missing; iight Americans Aboard MEXICO CITY, July 3. (UP)— A DC-3 airliner with 1« persons aboard Including eight U. S. citizens, was reported missing today over mountainous Southeastern Mexico. A spokesman for the joint U. S.- Moxlcan Foot and Mouth Commission said tne plane has been unreported since 3 p.m. CST Friday. It disappeared on a flight from MlnatltUn, Vera Cruz state, to Mcx- ! Ico City. of Italy with American ERP aid, and anti-Communist Premier Alcide de Gnsperi had overwhelming confidence votes In both houses of parliament to back him. .. given the prisoners. Noel had no police record here and hns never been in trouble while In Blytheville, offccrs said. Yesterday afternoon, however, he Cotton Council Selects Arkansan to Important Recovery Program Post MEMPHIS. Tenn,, July 3. (UP) — The National Cotton Council today appointed George B. Coatc to carry out a special ELssignmcnt In connection with cotton exports under the European Recovery Program. Coate's selection was based on his , gan authorities of Noel's arrest experience as a cotton merchant) . ond cxtx>rter. He formerly as ass 1 elated '.vit'i the export firm of Coa'e Bros., which operated In New Orleans nnd In Memphis. Later he conducted his own business as a cotton mei chant under the firm name of Otorge B. Coate, Little R--.C1-. the effects of a strike that would disrupt steel production. They said It would play hob with both th« domestic economy and the goVer;i- mcnt's efforts to fulfill its ccA- mttmcnts to foreign nations. Ten big steel companies which account for 85 per cent of the country's steel yesterday charged Lewis with attempting to coerce them Into signing a union shop contract In violation of the Taft-Hartley net. The charges were filed with Robert N. Denham. general counsel of was spotted by Deputy Sheriff Hoi- 1 the National Labor Relations Board. land Atkcn, who recognized the : An Investigation was promptly .Negro from an old picture given him j started by the board's Baltimore by FBI Agent Andrew Ponder of I regional office onrl a report will be Jonesboro. Both officers then arrested Noel, who told them the picture thnt trapped him was taken between rive and 10 years ago. Noel also told Ihe officers he dirt not know that the woman he shot had died. The Negro snid he resided at 105 East M»;thews here and that he was born In Crockett County, Tenn. The sheriff's office said the FBI Agent Ponder will notify the Mioh- What Is said to have been the greatest calamity in history was the Black Death, a pestilence which spread over Asia, Europe, and northern Africa In the 14th century, pud took the lives of 47,000,000 people. submitted to Wednesday. Denham Tuesday or Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday. Scattered' thundershowers Sunday and in West portion today. Hot much, change In temperatures. Minimum thts morning— ft. Maximum yesterday—90. Sunset today—7:17. Sunrise tomorrow—4:55. Precipitation. M hours to T a.m. today—non«. Total since Ma. I—»«. Mean temperature (midway b*> tween high and low)—T8.J. Normal me*u lor itajr—70J.

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