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BLYEHEVILEErCOliraER NEWS THK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT NORTH*A»T AMtANSA* AKr> •OUTKEABT MISSOURI VOL. XL1V—NO. 88 Blythevlll* Courier Blytheville Daily N«m MU«lM4ppt Tall«y Leadtr BlythevilU Herald BLYTHEVII.LE, ARKANSAS. TEH PAGES Headquarters Building for Airport Planned Government Allocate! $20,000 for f To Coit $40,000 Blythevtlle'« Municipal Airport Is to have an administration building for which plans are being drawi up by the Civil Aeronautics Administration, it was revealed today after an announcement In Wash Ington that the government ha. allocated the city $20.000 for air port construction and improvement Mayor E. R. Jackson disclose* this morning that these funds wer applied for early this year am that $20,000 was the amount askei by city officials. Tile administration building be built according to CAA specifi cations and the federal agency ha been at work drawing up the plan for the structure, he said. The federal government's alloca tlon must be matched by 420.0OC put up by the city, Mayor Jacksoi said. He explained that the new build ing will be erected on the site now ' marked by the West control tower, which is located near the large while hangar at the bottom of the "V" formed by the concrete "apron" ^T/ind 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 city 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 riot released the plans it is drawing up. The Blytheville allocation was part of a total of $35,098,459 earmarked by the government tor air- Arkansans Get Legislative Opportunities LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 1. (UP) •—Arkansas' voters will have an op- xirtuiiity to cast their ballots for ^eveu legislative changes on ths "tovember general election ballot. <lo more can be added as the dead- iiie for filing petitions wllh secretary of State C. G. Hall was mid- :ilghl last night One of the latest to file a proposed change was the State Republican Party. The GOP act would rcorRanlK coincide with regular general tons; and revise the state workmen's compensation law, Heavy Pressure On Eisenhower As Boom Grows Anti-Truman Crowd In Democratic Party Pushes for Nomination By JoMph Nol» (United Pre«s Staff Corrnpondcni) slate and county boards of eloc-1 ° e "' p»''Sht D. Eisenhower was lion commissioners in order lo givj i " 11( T neRvy P" ss "'e to Issue a the minority party representation. , w L yf f J ° rln ? tociaj ' " 5 th< Ikr - Otlier initiated acls would re- 'w-'T'""*"!- boom assumed prvl- organize school districts, require i l e .,."" Proportions among antl ihe local option litiuor elections I 1 ' um " n i-»mocrats. One report—unconfirmed—had It that Elsenhower would issue a statement early ne\t week to sa> Tlire consttutional'ainendmeiils— ! "»Uy h « Is not available for Hie also one filed by petition and two re- I Democratic presidential nomination It was abundantly clear lhat only such a statement conld stop the snowballing drive by man' leading Democrats to ditch Pres SINCLB COPIES Jim CINTi Legion Auditorium Dedication To Feature July Fourth Events ferred by the legislature—are on the ballot. The first, sponsored by Gov. Den Laney, would lake the state out of the property tax field. Another i laem Truman and give the noml- would permit the legislature to sei nall °n to the man who led allioi up a system of voting registration • for " s lo "dory in the European should the poll tax be abolished and i war ' the third would remove the 18-miil I Jacob M. Arvey, Chicago Demo- niaximuni tax ievy for school pur- I cratlc lender, revealed that he and poses. port construction and improve- . tl)is church during the past mcnt throughout the country dur-1 Summers as lay reader. He Ing the next 12 months. other ami-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 mere. James Roosevelt, eldest son of the late president and Democratic national commlttecman from California, will attend the pre-convention caucus and It was understood that New York Mayor William O'Dwver and others had been Invited. Arvey, Roosevelt antt O'Owyer It . „.. . was reported, will urge ctatltmen me Rev. William J. Fitzhugh, o( all state delegations to the na•who will assume duties as deacon in t i ona i convention to attend the July charge of the St. Stephens Episcopal j 0 caucus and to keep their clelega- Church in Blytheville and the Cal- , tim , s un ,,i e dged until that time, vary Episcopal Church in Osccola i The draft-Elsenhower move also tomorrow, arrived^! Blytheville yes- got a new boost In the South where terday. ( rebellion against Mr. Truman has The Rev. Mr. Fitzhugh had served been raging since he urged enact- two ment of strong civil rights legisla- was tlon. Episcopalians Get New Pastor Rev. Wm. J. Fitzhugh Assigned to Churches Here and in Osceola Dedication at I p.m. tomorrow ] ol {lit Dud CJ.TOII American legion Post's memorial auditorium on North Second Street will feature Blyltieville's obseivuicc of the Fourth but the holiday began for some »t noon toduy with tliu closing of public offices and movi buiiineu concerns will b« closed Monday since the holiday falU on Huuduy. R. B. Btout, Dud Cason poet commander, will preside ov>r the dedication ceremonies and tha structure, which is the city's largest auditorium, will be dedicated to the memory of the men who gave their lives tn the servlc* of their country, The principal speaker will ba the Hev. Hoy 1. Bngley of Newport, former pastor of the First Methodist Church here, and h» will be Introduced by the Rev. Allen D. Stewart, who succeeded him here and now Is president of the Blytheville Ministerial Alliance. ParenU of the men who were killed In World War II have been extended a special Invitation to attend the dedication services and the address of acceptance of ths memorial will be made by Leonard W. Moody, Murianna, who is* commander of the Legion. R. N. Ware. Tallulah, La., a lor- mer commander of the Dud Cason Post, wns scheduled to make the acceptance address but has notl- lied members o1 the program committee that he will be unable to come to Blytheville for the occasion. DLsilngut-mcd visitors will be introduced by H. G. Partlow. Immediate past commander of tha post, and special numbers will b3 given by members, and former members of the Blytheville High school a capella choir under tha direction of Mrs. Wilson Henry. Accepts Memorial Western Powers Expect Break in Soviel'ColclWar' Showdown May Com* WiHiin Thrt. Days, Observers Dtclar* By WtlU»ra R. Dtrklnian (Ilulled Free* HUft OrrntjMmi Th« Western iwwers press?!) today toward a Ahowclawn with on the Soviet starvation blncktulo of Berlin, and both london .acid \Vn5hinKlcm predicted decisive »c- Uon within three days—posalbly over Hi* weekend. It Appeared most prolmblo tbut barring on the a quick Kuutlim timmbout blockndc, a Joint Leonard W. Moodj The Arkansas Dctmrtmcnl com- mu urier, American Legion, Leonard W. Moody of Miiriiuum, will rteUvn.' the nddress accepting the niythevlUe atidltoniin wlileli Ls to oe dedicated In ceremonies here to- I11O1TOW. American, Hrltlsh cind French nolo would be sent direct, to the Kremlin. This protest would llfl tlir cim's- tlon ftbove the heads of the military governors hi Gemmtiy. But It would avoid presenting jmy ultimatum to Moscow which the Western allies would be unable to bnek with force. 'I lie Intent would be to mnkc ulenr h\ \irnn Is luknble liuiguniie thnl the mil tee pluced emphasis on the Inct that the prORrnm will Re'* under way promptly at 3 p.m. since the event Li to be broadcast. While a fipectul Invitation has been extended to pJirenU of thJ servicemen, In whost memory the Auditorium was constructed, to attend, H also wits .staled Hint the ceremonies are open to cil- Izen* KC.icrnlly and nn overflow audience is expected even though „.. „ .„...._ the audUorlum will scat approxl- Members of the program com- | nialely 3,000 persons. In making public the fiscal 1949 federal aid airport program, CAA .Administrator D. W. RenUel said state and 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 lor trunk airline operations. The other 2fi2 are Class T, II and III. suitable for pri- vate.-ifccdcr airline-.- antl.nci..-sched- uled carrier operations. (Runways at the Blytheville Municipal Airport are each 5,000 feet in length, putting the field among graduated June 14 from the School ' of Theology in the University of Georgia and Virginia Democrats, meeting In state convention yes- The Virginia convention formally ' instructed Its 26-man delegation to first the national convention to support the South at Sewanee. 'lenn and terday. called for Mr. Truman's "de- was ordained to the dinconate in the feat and jum „ four . 5quare on Little Rock Trinity Cathedral on the Eisennower bandwagon. June 18, by the Rt. Rev. R. Bland Mitchell, bishop. The Rev. Mr. Fiizhugh's year was financed by the tlie gem-rail Tlie Georgia" meeting Episcopal Church at Marianna, called on Mr. Truman to step aside which he served as lay reader for in favor of Gen. lice and voiced a 'everal L :y 6 nii:: ,ss e, memorial trih- hope that the general would con- ute to the Rev. C. C. DUrke, who sent, had been rector there for 35 years. . The St. Stephens Church In Blytheville has been without a rector Murder Maniac Sought in Tulsa One Woman Killed; Another and Two Girls Victims of Attacks TULSA, Okla., July 3. (UP) — Blockade of Berlin May Be Protested Direct to Moscow BERLIN, July 3. (U.P.)—The American, British UM} French military governors in Germany met today with Mar. aim! Vassily D. Sokolovsky, Russian military jjoyernor, in » last-ditch effort to settle tlie Hcrlin crisis at a local level, It was believed that if Sokolovsky failed to give indications Umt the starvation blockade of the German capital wift he lifted promptly by the Russians, a joint three-power pro. tost will be mmle direct to Moscow. - .., Communists Lose Votes in Finland Gem. Lucius D. Clay, Sir Brian Ko.bevl.son, imri » deputy for Pierre Koonlg, military governors for Hid United Slates, Hrllutn anil France lesjwctivoly, went to the hendqimr- lers of Mursliall Bokolovsky In tin Russian sector of (lie- city for tho conference. Thc French deputy wn* MaJ. Gen. Hoger E. Nolrot, who wns representing Koonlc, who was In Paris. The Wralern puwrra officials relumed from Ihe Kuuian head- quiirti'rN (4) thrlr own Krctort nf Ihe city aflrr a conference of — , — i ».it *«»j ,»ii*7i • ti/mirrnjice Ol IV.HS Western lowers Jiiwejwjmcnllpn I n,» n Rn , 1<)ur . Nl> inn ,, uncfmrllt wan rurtlicomliij; Immediately of Ihe rntultB ohlalnrd. _ ^ _ ^ ^^ _^ ^ ui ^ The there"weVe"exi> to"be"develop! *' ei ' e . ukc " I"' 0 U '° RuM ' B " seclor incuts In thc apparent break of l ? u ' n bo * M °<"ccrs. who met — at a Britlsh-Amorlmn chcck- of being driven from Berlin hy thc blockade or hy other Kussfsn ha- HCtiOll. Within the next few days also Franklin Store On Main is Sold Stock of Merchandise, Fixtures and Lease Involved in Deal. The owners of the Family Shoe More than a score of police and ! store on West Main last night com- i for nearly three years. Dr. Louis I Hubencr has been serving as lay Class IV airports.) Rentzcl said the agency has backlog of requests for federal aid j reader, but the last rector was til amounting to $210.000.000. He said Rev. Thomas Smythe. ' tlie project approved for the next] The Rev. Mr. Fitzhugh will hold year were selected "on the bnsis i either a mornini: or evening serv- of most immediate aeronautical; ice in each the Blytheville and the necessity." ' Osceola Churches, but it has not. Federal funds allocated for other j yet been determined how these serv- I airports In Arkansas follows j ices will be scheduled. Tomorrow he Travel Heavy As July Fourth Holiday Begins By United Pr«is Millions of Americans began the detectives Tfcc 'attacks tlifew hood where they occurred Into renewed horror, it was l..e n.... - .-i- idenLial district, squeezed in bc- facti Yugoslavia with Ihe Iliis.sfnn communist bloc in Eastern Kuropo. Some WDstern cl.plomnllc sources believed Premier Josef StBlln of Russia might move .soon tn lirlnur Yugo&ltwiA Uuck into Hue, Moscow thus fur hns not rcnetcd to np- pnrcnt dollnnce from Mnrslml Tito's Kovcnnnent. Those were the hi Lost reports from capitals involved In the; cold Vi'nr: A free on Course of Actlim WnshlnBton—l n f o r in IUH.S -mid a Joint course in Die Her) In crisis finally hns been nprccd upon by thc U. S. f Hrlluln and France In consultations. Decisive notion wns expected within thrcn days nt most to mtika clear to Russia Uu\L the Western powers are in lliulln lo stay. Thc mlmlnl.sLrntlon nmwered a charge by Republican ; nominee Thomas E. Dewey llwl tho GOP was being left out of foreign policy planning by announcing that (lie State Department was consuK- liiK with licatis of Senate nnt\ Hmise foreign Rffalrs committees. London—London nlso antlclpa- Inys by tho ,hejierlm crisis [^Sokolov- ,_"."jrnor In •'the block"from Gen. mnn nn the FYnnklln Store wns [ Sir Brian Robertson. British mlll- cancelled, nnd the new owners took tnry governor, which \V(\H rejjnrded over thc stocks, fixtures nnd the as n prelude- to moves at a higher ' ", according to J. T. West-jlevel. France, which has been )H- point at the .sector bouiidnry. IL V.TW believed the conforcnco AX nt the Invitation of Sokolovsky, In reply (o a letter »ent him by Robeft.son dctucviuUng to ktxow what proposed to <lo r. out lining the surface blockade svlilch hns cut Berlin off from tho Western aonr.i of Qci'tnnny ainco Junu 19. Unlc.sA ft snllfifaclory nnswer wns fotllicomln^ from there appeared little doubt, on the tmsta of reports from London and Washington, LliaL crisis would l>e lit ted to iu Iho hkghoi- levcli cuifi thrtt n Joint protest — said quart ei.-i already to have in ^vf !!"? factor es brooj£g mflnaRCr of the Family Shoe j tery nhout taking a strotiK position naa necn tnur- , <;(«,.„ ,„ .. ^ »>«.ij,, „(*,._ii_., n,,,,.™^*,! in. vary Church for the evening service, authorities predicted would be the Harrell Field, CBlnden, «5,350 ] will be at the St. Stephens Church anmii ,, trek lo tewhes. resort-s nnd New Municipal. El Dorado, $100,- m the morning and at the Cnl- vamHon Spot5 today in what travel 00. vary Church for the evenins service Municipal. Port Smith, S273.427. Municipal, Jonesboro, SS.noo. Municipal, Morrilton, $14.000. Municipal, Newport. $8.000. Municipal. Sprlngtlale. $828. Municipal. Stuttgart, 532,775. *AFL President Not to Speak At Convention WASHINGTON, July 3. <UPI — AFL President William Green -said today he has rejected an invitation to address the Democratic National Convention. He authorised a spokosttinn to say he had "declined with thanks." No The Rev. Mr. ated with three Fitzhugh graciu- biggest Fourth of July migration on other Arkansas record ! tween rainroad tracks art' where five persons had neen tnur- i store dered In the last five years. | llie „„„,,, of the storc ,„ be Polce Chief G W. Hollnsworth, cha]lge d. hut It Is .still Indefinite County Attorney Elmer Adams and „,. ,„ how( ,, lc slore wl!] hc known . Mr. Westbroolc said that the transaction covered retail stock valued at $40,000. Police Commissioner J. Fred Lawrence, Jr., dropped other dullcs to direct the manhunt. They salt! they were seeking a Negro Jor question- Two men already had been nr- ^ r Wcstbroo ' k „,,, to(lily b t W( | rested but police said they had |(m to mcet , m , furnished alibis Rnd probably would The National Safety Council predicted that 30,000,000 automobiles would jam the nation's highways, flnrt »«l persons will die In ministry, one going to his home town of Mariannn. Hc is the Rev. The other, the Rev. William C. Johnson of McGehee will be deacon in chnrge of the Stuttgart church. He expressed the opinion that even though there hart been a definite need of rectors for Arkansas, the number of Arkansans training for the ministry is increasing and soon should relieve the load on the present rectors. The Rev. Mr. Fitzhugh and his from (ireworles mA 169 i,r mlsce i. wife and two-year-old son. Jordan, latieous accidents. Because of the press of holiday travel, the Greyhound Bus Co. cancelled all leaves (or drivers and announced it would keep iu buses rolling on a 24-hour basis. traffic accidents during the three- lay holiday. At least 23 p«rsoni! had riled accidentally, lncludln r 1ft In traffic, »even hy droimlnt and six In miscrllanei>us mishaps. During the July Fourth holiday , I highways, 187 by drowning, seven will occupy the rectory at 107 N. 6th. Missco C. of C. Secretaries ToAttend Dallas Institute Worth D. Holder, manager of the invitation. Murray will be one of ' the delegates to the convention from Penn.sylvania. A spokesman for A, F. Whitney, president ot the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, said the union president would accepi tlie invitation tn speak to the convention. There was no indication from Daniel J. Tobin, president of th.i j merce of the Brotherhood of Teamsters (AFT,), thc The weatherman predicted fair Thc institute is one of six the United States and managers and and"wann"wca'ther' lo'" nlosTof The secretaries from thc entire South- nation wich scittcrrrt li • western region will take part in the ' " ' lcrcn snowcrs in cicncy of Chamhers of Commerce, SouthWcrt, the Chamber of Com- Warmer weather % is gfe-sj cnollgh to a picnic, were expected to counteract be released. Detective Capt. J. D. Bills said the "club-swinging maniac" first In the Berlin situation, appeared to have been brought Into line. U. S. Ambassador Lewis' Douglnss ami French Ambassador Hcne Mn.sslgtl remained In almost constant consultation with the British foreign office. Berlin—The U. S. und Britain had lieaten the Russian surface blockade, at least teni|)orarily, with the defi- | greatest peacetime air supply 'effort nite plans. j m n i s i ory . They were poviriiiR Into The Ben Franklin stores are chnin Bcr i| n hy a | r morc food tt mn the ndlvldiially owned, approximate 2,600,000 persons In the plans for or>°''allng the newly acquired store nrc Incomplete, storc; . thal an , Tnc ncw plies Nationwide Election Showt Party Third; Social Democrats Gain HELSINKI. July 3. (UP)—Communists dropped to third rank mnoiiB Finnish political nartlea to!Ji"',..)!! c ?l!f l l,.SIf™' 1 l?S? «"•». » ««'"«»« «* "turn. IB t»a nationwide pnrllnmentary election* ncared completion. But it wns believed that a new government will bo formed on the " same basis as the present one—a coalition Including the Communists with the Social Democrntlo and Agnr-lnn parties. The Popular Democrats (Communist), also known RS the Dcmocratta Uiilon.apiwared to have lost six floats, leaving them 45 representatives In thc new parliament. The Social Democrals picked up four (or a total of 53, and the Agarlans gained two for a total of SO. About MM) vote* of un approx- . linato 1.700,000 votes cost liad been tubulated. In round figures, these were the result-i; Social Democr&ti 347,600; AgarhMU 346.000; Popular Democrats (Communist) 279,000) Conservatives 234,000; Swedish Party 126,000; Liberals 93300; and other minor parties 6,100. The conservatives picked up thre« seals for * total ol & while the Swedish Party lost two and wlli have only 12, and the Liberal! lost one and will have only eight. Tlie count was on a complicated proportional representation basU, and..exact ilgutej probably *UI not be available lor some timi.j,,-- The tabulation wu besrlrijf out per.tlitenl fortcasU that the Communists woiild lone strength, despite their campaign warnings that such a setback would affect, th* country's relations with Ru&jla. Tlie returns showed that the Communists. Finland's strongest party when premier Josef Stalin recently proposed a mutual aid and friendship j>act, were losing ground everywhere except In Northwest Finland. Tlic pact, with Russia was signed but It contained clauses which the Finns Interpreted as guaranteeing their sovereignty and national Integrity. bwn drill led in London— would go to MO.SCOV,'. The conference ciune t\s American and . British trmu]x>rt plane.s continued to pour Berlin food fiiiiijilies. In excess of thu needs of Ihe more than 2.000.000 persons in the western sectors of the city, limn dcleRlinK the blockade although by expensive and difficult method*. There were reports, too, that Hussln was suffering from her own blockade move, wllli shortened sup- flour, medlclnefl and baclljr broke into the home of Mrs. J. H. of tnc ct]B | n Cole 37 a widow. Thursday night - Mr . Fr( ,, m ., n L<i rcm alnlng with He bludgeoned her, her 13-year- mn klln store closing out ac- rtl.3 rl Q n (I Vl I OT- T-w-lrie n rl ,4 r^/iri*' nirl ... " Id davighter, Doris, and Doris' girl friend. Lavon Gabbard. 14, who was spending the night there. Then, neighbors heard the screams of the woman and the girls afid aw a hatless man in white shirt and dark trousers run from the j> 700 for Each Week Day counts, etc., for a tew days. Parking Meters Boost City's Revenues About Western sectors of thc 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. T1U> Proteili to Albania Bclgrad«—Messages of support for Tito and his regime continued to pour In from Yugoslav Communist needed coal from the Ruhr reaulL- ng. Demand* Rouim IV Owned Robertson, In his letter to the RusslAn commander, demanded that the trunk highway to Berlin from Kclnutcdt, In thc British Zone, be reopened at once. The highway, one of Hitler's famous uulotmhn's, runs for 110 miles through the Russian zone to Berlin, Robertson proposed a meeting Immediately to take up thc time and methods of restoring traffic of all sol Is on tiu 1 road, and also to discuss when train service from the Western zones can be resumed. Responsible ouservers believed this was the final bid by thc Westerners nt tlie military government level in thc Berlin crisis. Unexplained delay In work at London on a Joint protest to Hussla, they believed, might be aimed at giving the military governors one more crack at the Job before H is lifted to government level. Robertson's letter to Sokolovsky' Captive Mines Face Prospect Of Walkout , t. officials chance ps. And the RovcTumcnt denied Negro, Who Visited Jail banta, charging "gross and Insult- found wrapped around Mrs. ton's head. They were sent to the police laboratory to be ebccked [or fingerprints. BlytheYille Scout First In Area to Qualify for God and Country Award The first God and Country award ! mcnts are completed, the entire en from the meters after their use last Saturday, Monday and 'J'ue.sday. Half of this money ROCS to the city and the remainder will be paid ' to the Diml Parking Meter Co., Can- Um, O. Tlic 300 meters. Installed at a cost of SC>6 each, will be paid fo ron a 50-50 basis. After pay- Ins" acts by lhat nation in supporting the Comlnform stand. Moscow—The official Tl u s » I a n position in the matter of Yugoslavia remained nn cnUuna. The Soviet press busied Itself with reporting that a Canadian sailor who Jumped a United tSates frclfihter nt Odessa was no hope of completing the Daily is Identified as cnse hcfore tllc strike deadline. P , . .. . „ They said a strike appeared in- iUSpCC* in Murder Case cvitablo unless the U\r\V (!) abandons Its policy of no contract, no A Negro who lias made dally trips | work or »2) drops its (inlands for to the county Jail here for several ; & union shop contract with the stee] months didn't return to his Job | producers without a National Lafrom the last visit yr *?rday nftcr! oor Relations Board election. had lorn up his passport and asked | o [fj ccrs | oc kcd him nn for a mur- to be presented to a Boy Scout in Eastern Arkansas will be made Sunday as a feature of the worship service tomorrow morning In the First Christian Church and the award will be presented to Jimmy Lowe, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ce- revcnue will go lo the city- Non-Service Disability Pensions Are Increased city support for the party ticket. All tour have been lukewarm to Mr. Truman's candidacy tor a Unl agcmcnt. educational problems, I membership and finance, civic, | commercial and industrial activities, j four year term in Ihe White Hoase. ' Publicity and advertising and public speaking, have been planned to work either as beginner classes or as refresher classes for those ; having attended the Pistltllte pre- I viously. This is Mr. Holder's first time to attend thc institute. Harry Paulus. secretary of Blytheville Postmaster Reports Big Gain in Business Handled Here Arabs Reject Bernadotte's Proposed Palestine Plan To fnd Holy Land War CAIRO, July 3. (UP)—"Not a single Arab" can accept the present the s "K8esttoiis of Count I'olke Bcrna- Osceola chamber of commerce, will d , otlc of Sweden, the United Na- To Get Holiday Monday the quarterly report tor April, May and June totalled $26,009.93, an j increase oi io per cent, or S4.350.2S aver the tolal for same period In 1947, which was $21.659.67. In the breakdown by months : receipts for June were higher than I for the other two months. In-April [ ihp gross receipts were $9.136.96 and In May they were >1,M055. | 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 vjlll be no edition of the Courier News Monday. fighting next Friday, ahen the four-week UN truce expires. j Bernadotte flew here today to get :the Arab answer to his peace p.o- jposals. He declined lo discuss the :plan he had put forward, and said lit would be released tomorrow. It scoutmaster, D. A. Blodgctt. and his assistants, L. L. Ward and Richard Mayer. Mr. Lowe is clnir- •Ili i H for permission to slay In Russia where he was quoted as saying he was convinced "I will find a real home and the fulfillment of all my dreams." Helsinki—Tlic Communists ap- pcarod to have slipped from first to third place in representation In parliament \\\ election returns wl'.»h were being counted today. Thc Com- munlsls lost six seals, but still were a powerful force In Finland. Rome — Coinmunist-i n s p I r e d strikers did little, to affect the gov- . .. othcr rs{ \ ffs nn pensions for peace- ' ernmenfs plans for reconstruction .- . ..... -*. . . * •*• 11 in t>n" • t ___ llmc disablities from 75 to 80 per man of the church s committee | c( ,, )t or thc T3l<:s , or wa , Umc dis . sponsoring the Boy Scout activities, To qualify for the award a scout must give 150 hours In service to his church; be regular in attendance at its services; contribute to the financial program; read the Bible dally and be able to name thc books of both the Old and New Testaments, and observe prayer daily. 60 War Plants Placed On Standby Basis in U.S. WASHINGTON, July 3. (U.P.> — Legislation to keep certain war plants on a standby basis for any abilities. A 100 per cent disabled veteran with » wife but, no child will get an increase of $21 a month—from SI38 to si59—it he suffered disability during wartime. His increase will be $16.80 a month |[ he hns a peacetime disability. Mexican Plane Missing; Eight Americans Aboard MEXICO CITY, July 3. (UP> — A DC-3 airliner with H persons aboard Including eight U. S citl- of Italy with American ERP aid, and anti-Communist Premier Al- cldc dc Gasperl h.-.d overwhelming confidence votes In both houses of parliament to back him. der committed In Detroit, Mich., last August. Dcnnlc Noel. 53. Tennessee Negro, was being held today for Michigan authorities. Noel, alias "Uncle Den," Is charged wllh the fatal shooting of a Ncpro woman and the wounding of another In Detroit last Aug. 15. Hc had been working for a cafe I here most of the time since then, bringing to the county jail the meals 1 given the prisoners. Noel had no police record here and has never been \n trouble while iu Blytbcvllle, offcers said. Yesterday afternoon, however, hc was spotted by Deputy Sheriff Ilol- future emergency has been signed i ECUS, was reported missing today into law by President Truman. . over mountainous Southeastern Best estimates are that the new. Mexico. law will require the Federal Works] A spokesman for the Joint U. S.- Agency to maintain about 60 plants Mexican Foot and Mouth Coin- which originally cost $550,000.000. mission said tne plane has been The cost of their upkeep Is esti- unreported since 3 p.m. CST Friday, mated at $36,000,000 for this fiscal I It disappeared on a flight from Cotton Council Selects Arkansan to Important Recovery Program Post MEMPHIS, Tonn., July 3. (UP) — The National Cotton Council today appointed George B. Coate to carry out a special asslgriment in connection with cotton exports under the European Recovery Program. Coatc's selection was based on his experience as a cotton merchant ;,nd exporter. He formerly as ass-- ctatcd with the exiiorl [irrn of Coa:e Lewis' had only a "no comment at this time." Thc administration's economic experts expressed grave concern over thc effects of n strike tliat would disrupt steel production. They said It would play hob with both th» domestic economy and the goVci;\- ment's efforts to fulfill Its cc>i- mltments to foreign nations. Ten big steel companies which account for ft5 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 Tsft-Hartley act. Tho charges were filed with Robert N. Denham. general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board. What Is said to have been the was believed he .honed lo release'year and from SS.000,000 to S'l.OOO,- Mlnatitlan, Vera Cruz Mate, to Mex- i the Arab answer at the sam« time. 000 a. year thereafter. j ico City. Bros., which operated tn New Or- giMtest calamity in history was the leans and in Memphis. Later he! Black Death, a pestilence which conducted his own business as a j spread over Asia, Europe, and cotton meichant under the firm northern Africa In the 14th century, submitted to Denham Tuesday or Wednesday. land Alkcn, who recognized the: An investigation was promptly Negro from an old picture given him i started by the board's Baltimore by FBI Agent Andrew Ponder of (regional olficejtnd a report will be Jonesboro. Both officers then or- rested Noel, who told them thc picture that trapped him was taken between live and 10 years ago. Noel also told (he officers hc did not know that the woman he shot had died. The Negro said he resided at 105 East M'ithcn-s here and that he was born in Crockett County. Tenn. The sheriff's office said the FBI Agent Ponder will notify the Michigan authorities of Noel's arrest- Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday. Scattered' thundershowers Sunday and in West portion today. Not mucn change In temperatures. Minimum this morning-—C7. Maximum yesterday—90. Sunset today—7:17. Sunrise tomorrow—4:52. Precipitation, M hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since J«n. 1—36.81. Mean temperature (midway b*> I Rock. of George B. Coate, Little fnd took the lives of 67,000,000 pec- tween high and low)—78.5. pie. I Normal mean for Maf— 70i

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