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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS rat DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOBTHBA81 ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 18 BlythevlUe Courier Blythevillt Daily Newi Blythevllle Renld MisalMippI Valley Ukdtr BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, APRIL 11, 1956 FOURTEEN PAGES published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS U.S. Supreme Court Hearing Ideas on Integration Today Ark-Mo Cotton Trade Group Convenes Here General Business Session Tomorrow; Woo ten to Speak Arkansas - Missouri Cotton Trade Association will convene at Hotel Noble here tomorrow morning for the 37th annual meeting of the organization. Approximately 150 persons are expected to be present, E. J. Cure of Blytheville, president of the association, will preside over the general business session which will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by a complimentary luncheon. W. A. Woolen, vice president of First National . Bank of Memphis, and recognized as one of the outstanding cotton authorities in the South, will speak following the luncheon. Mr. Wooten also is author the "First National Bank of Memphis cotton Review." Preliminary activities to the regular session begin tonight. A meeting of past presidents is •cheduled for 5:30 p.m. today. This group will make nominations for new officers to be presented at tomorrow's meeting. The Blytnevme Board of Trade *iU entertain at an informal reception at the Noble from 7 to 8 o'clock tonight, and a "dutch treat" buffet supper has been arranged. The Association's board of directors will meet at 8 a.m. tomorrow, prior to the general session. The association, organized at Pine Bluff in 1918, is made up of cotton merchants, brokers and related service agencies, and was started for the purpose of promoting the welfare of the cotton industry, serving as a contact agency for various segments of the industry and for establishing comprehensive buying rules. It is one of six similar organizations in the cotton producing states and is affiliated with the American Cotton Shippers Association. This is the first time Blylheville has been host to the annual meeting. J. P. McCnlla is chairman of the arrangements committee. Members of the committee are J. F. Etchieson, E. C. Patton and Siegbert jiedel. X-Ray Unit Here Through Tomorrow Mobile chest x-ray unit will remain at Its location near Mississippi County's Health Unit here today and tomorrow. Saturday, the unit x-rayed 450 persons free of charge. Volunteer workers included Mrs. M. C. Outlaw, Mrs. G, C. Hawks, Mrs. Harold Doyle, Mrs. C. G. Redman, Mrs. Forrest Moore; Mrs. Ben Abbott, Mrs. Darrell Lunsford, Mrs. Roy Kirksey, Mrs. J. L. Nabcrs and Mrs. H. C. Bush. Suggestions Vary on How Problem Should Be Met By PAUL M. YOST WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court today begins hearing a variety o£ suggestions on how to end segregation of white and Negro pupils in public schools. " The court unanimously ruled last Inside Today's Courier News . . . Middlecott's Putter Credited for Victors- in Masters . . . Eisenhower to Pitch First Ball as 1955 Major League Baseball Season Opens Today . . . Sports . . . Pases 10 and 11 ... . . . 'After Seven Years Romanian Reds Are Releasing Kidnapped Greeks . . . First of a Series . . . Page 7 ... Nationalists Sink Two Red Junks TAIPEI, Formosa (/?)—-The Defense Ministry reported tonight that Chinese Nationalist guns on Qucmoy heavily shelled 10 Communist junks last, night and sank t.wo. A communique said the junks j were observed near Tateng, a small Communist-held island lie t ween j Quemoy and the mainland. The i communique did not speculate as j to whether the junks were carrying | supplies or were on another mission.' Nationalist warplanes were out today, seeking targets of opportunity in the Formosa Strait. Corsi Refuses New Job with State Department Ousted by Dulles, He Has No Plans for Immediate Future WASHINGTON tf) — Edward J Corsi, who was ousted as State Department immigration specialist, today rejected an offer by Secretary of State Dulles of a new job. Corsi, whose old post was abruptly abolished 90 days after he took it, sent Dulles a letter resigning from State Department servibe. His action was announced by Mrs. Corsi at their Arlington, Va., home. Mrs. Corsi said in a statement: • "Mr. Corsi has notified the secretary by letter this morning that IIP regrets his inability to accept the secretary's offer. He has further comment at this time." No* Flans Made Mrs. Corsi said Corsi was resting, almost completely exhausted by the developments of the last few days. She said she and her husband had made no plans for the future but would stay in their rented Arlington home a few weeks "while we catch our breath." . Chairman Leonard W. Hall of (he Republican National Committee has asked Corsi to come see him and talk over the matter. Corsi is a veteran officeholder and GOP party worker in New York State. The job Dulles offered Corsi was one of surveying the possibilities of settling European immigrants in Latin America and other areas. Corsi had held down a double- barreled assignment In the State Department: Special assistant on immigration to Dulles and deputy administrator of the Eisenhower administration's Refugee Relief Act which seeks to admit 214,000 immigrants into the United States by the end of 1956. Job Abolished This job was abolished at a time when Corsi was under fire in Congress. Rep. Walter fD-Pa) questioned whether Corsi should administer admission of immigrants. Walter said Corsi had associated with pro- Communist organizations in the 1930s. Corsi denied there was anything in his record to support Walter's complaints. Corsi is known to believe that Dulles buckled in the face of pressure from Walter to fire him. Corsi has been a longtime outspoken foe of the McCarran-Walter 1952 immigration Act. Corsi, Italian - born, has denounced this legislation as "un- American," because it continues to base immigration quotas on an applicant's "national origin." After meeting with Dulles Friday, Corsi told reporters that Wai- See CORSI on Page 3 Top Young Farmer, Joyce* te, Jaycee Officers to be Honored Ely the ville's Junior Chamber of Commerce will conduct installation of new officers for the club and its auxiliary, the Jaycettes. at a banquet tonight at the Razorback, Bill Hrabovsky will take over as president of t.he organization, .succeeding Frank Harshman. Mrs. George Anderson succeeds Mrs. J. L. Westbrook, Jr. as Jaycette president. Harry Lee. state vice president of West Memphis, will conduct Installation of Jaycee officers, and Mrs. Joan Bogard. state parliamentarian for the auxiliary, also of West Memphis, will install Jaycette officers. Huffman to Speak Principal speaker at, the banquet, wiiieh begins at 7 p.m., will be Alvin Huffman, Jr. Also on the program tonight will be naming of Mississippi County's Young FttQMt of Uvj Year, a contest sponsored here by the Jaycees in conjunction with state and national contests. Winner here, to be awarded a certificate tonight by County Agent Keith Bilbrey, will be entered in the state contest as this county's representative, Other Jaycees who will take office tonight are Harry Carter Farr, first vice president; Ted Bour/.ikas, second vice president; George Anderson, secretary; Jim Pearson, treasurer. . New board members are Joe Bill McHaney and Chester Caldwell, Jr. Carry-over board members are Jack Owen, Nick Powers, P. D. Foster, Jr. and Emery Francis, Other Jaycette officers to, be installed Include Mrs. Joe Warren, vice president; Mrs. Walter Manser, secretary; Mrs. Bill Hrabovsky, treasurer; and Mrs. J. L. Westbrook, Jr. May 17 that such segregation violates the Constitution, The court set aside this full week to hear arguments on when and how to order the decision Into effect, although only about three days may be required. The final decree is expected later this spring, but it could be delayed further. Briefs Filed Briefs already filed contain statements ranging from a North Carolina warning that "bloody race riots" might follow a sudden ending of segregation, to n plea by attorneys for Negro parents that integration be ordered into effect by next September or by September 1956 as the "outside date." The final decree will apply specifically to Virginia, South Carolina, Kansas, Delaware and the District of Columbia, the areas directly involved In the decision against segregation. But It also will affect all of the 17 states that maintain separate schools for white and Negro pupils. While much of the South has adopted a wait-and-see policy pending the announcement of the court's decree, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia and South Carolina assert they will continue segregation regardless of what the justices have to say. Question to Be Disncssed The questions the court wants discussed this week boil down to these: 1. Should it decree that Negro children be admitted at once to public schools nearest their homes, or should there be an "effective gradual adjustment" to a system having no color distinctions? 2. Assuming that a gradual change-over were ordered, should the court spell out instructions to each of the defendant states, the District of Columbia and communities? Should it appoint a special master to hear evidence and recommend specific terms for such decrees? Or should it send the cases back to the courts where they originated and instruct them work out detailed decrees? Faure Favors Big 4 Meeting French Minister Hopes for Meeting By Mid-Summer WASHINGTON WV—Premier Edgar Faure of France says he favors a conference "as soon as possible" between the Western Big Three and Russia. Expressing hope that some such session Involving 1 the loreipn ministers of France, Britain, the United States and Russia can be held by July, Faure said in a copyrighted interview with the magazine U.S. News and World Report that he believes the four heads of state should also get together. Meeting Necessary "If we want to achieve results," he said, "we must undoubtedly one day come to a four-power meeting at the highest level." Asked .whether he thinks a real settlement of cold war tensions i.s possible, or whether new talks cnn only continue a stalemate, Faure replied: "I think a true settlement is possible." As for the Far East, Faure .said his government intends to work for "the recognition of Communist China by all the Western Powers together." Like the United States, France does not now recognize the Peiping regime. Great Britain does. E: X-RAY UNIT HERE — Arthur F. Pate of Blytheville this morning became the 53lst person to get His free chest x-ray from the mobile unit since it has been parked at County Health Unit here. Larry Simmons of the Arkansas State Board of Health is one of technicians who runs persons through the unit at about <i two per minute clip. (Courier News IMioto) Salk Tests Results Are Due Tomorrow By ALTON L. BLAKESLEE AP Science Reporter ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Ing secret of the Salk polio vaccine is set like a time bomb lo go off at 10:20 a.m tomorrow. t. of course. Is how ef- " ^ * *• Jests Reported Very Effective The secret, of course, Is how effective the vaccine was in preventing paralytic polio 'n children tested last year. One man, the University of Michigan's Dr. Thomas Francis Jr., knows the answer after compiling all results of the test. He will not divulge it until Tuesday morning at a meeting of 400 scientists and doctors. He hasn't told Dr. Jonas E. Sulk, Pittsburgh scientist who developed the vaccine, nor E^istl O'Connor, head of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. What Will Happen? What will happen afterward? The question Is put by a well- asked not to be identified. He hns no connection with polio but, speaks from knowledge of the history of insulin, antibiotics and GG (gamma gjobulin) for polio. Suppose the vaccine Is a success. "It could become a test of our moral fiber," he said. "Will it start :i stampede, like a theater liru. to {•el vaccine at any cost'? Will there be boollcK(4i"B, venality? "Or will parents demand intelligent .self-control of themselves and others to insist the vaccine be used where it will do the most Rood to reduce polio—amontf young children and pregnant women" Perfection Not Necessary "Suppose," he continued, "the vriccine is found ineffective, or less than perfect? "How much dismay or loss ol confidence may result? A vaccine can be a success without being sure fire. Can it give control like vaccines against yellow fever or j smallpox, which arc not 100 pel- cent? Fire-proofing buildings doe;; not eliminate all fires, but it does drastically reduce the amount df destruction." Detroit Paper Says Vaccine Is Termed 'Unqualified Success' DETROIT U"r—The Detroit Times quoted an unnamed University of Michigan medical school man today us saying the Salk polio vaccine IK "more than 90 per cent effective" In minimizing or clhn imiting paralysis as a result of the disease. The Times said the medical school source declared the vaccine hits been found "not 100 per cent effective but is so close as to be nulled an unqualified MUTI-MS." At the University of Michigan, where the results of the vaccine tests are lo lie Announced to waiting world tomorrow, there wan no official comment on the newspaper story. Egg Rolling Takes Over at House WASHINGTON — PreMdcnt Municipal Court Has Busy Dav; Takes in $400 Misdemeanors and triiflic violations cost persons tried in the Municipal Court today almost $400 in fines, suspended fines and forfeited bonds. In the ca.se of C. P. Grider, charged with assault with a deadly wenpon, no action was taken and Ki.scnhowcr threw open the Whitt House grounds today for the traditional Easter Monday rolling, Bandung Meeting Seen As Key to Formosa War Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Mostly cloudy and a little warmer this afternoon and tonight. Scattered thunderstorms Tuesday with little change In temperature. High this atfernoon near 70. Low tonight near 60. MISSOURI: Considerable cloudiness wih scattered showers along northern border this afternoon; cooler north and extreme west Tuesday; low tonight In the 50s; high Tuesday generally in the 60s west and north to 70-75 southeast'. Maximum Saturday—77. Minimum Sunday—53. Maximum yesterday—62. • Minimum this tnornlnu — 37, Sunrise tomorrow—5:32. Sunset toflay-r-6:27. Mpan tpmpenvlurc—56,5. Precipitation last 48 hourn to 7 p.m. —1.03. Prcclpltailon Jan. 1 to datft-Ifi.72. Thin Hate Last Yrar Maximum yesterday—70. Minimum thin morning—59. PrfdplutJon January 1 to date — U.44. an event that draws thousands of children annually. The President promised to hi.s guests personally during the mo mini;.. He had a date lo npfin the baseball .season at Griffith Stadium in the afternoon. The rolling, consists simply of rolling left-over Easier figj^.s down tho grassy slopes nf the. .south grounds — or, on iiur the r,'KKs at any handy tar^el. The WhitM House und last WCCK Mr.';. El'ie-nhowf!' would show up at today's f e s 11 v i t i e .s, but she .switched plans and stayed at their . farm home at Gftty.s'nir^, Pa. She [ is recuperating from a recent ill-! the case was postponed until Grid-] ne5:R nnt] SU p,. rv i;.jnK decoration of or could appear ,He was released ,i ]C . Eisenhower's new home. j on a bond of $61.75. TI IC . p r ,. S ]dent vj.sRed with h«r Billy Branch and Otis Fowler ; fof a f(JW hom .,. Raab in Russia For Talks on Austrian Treaty Reds Thought Ready For Compromise To End Occupation MOSCOW (VTI—Austrian Chancellor Julius Rnnb hmded at Moscow's central wHHiiry airport this afternoon to begin conferences with Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov on speeding up an Austrian independence treaties. Mololov and deputy Fot'oign Minister Andrei Gromyko headed the Welcoming party nt the snowy airport. "I hope tills trip will Improve rein lions," Rnab told the crowd which greeted htm In a blinding snowstorm. He said he was glad to conic here and recalled It was Just 10 years iigo that Soviet troops liberated his homeland. Will Speed Up Treaty Rnab comes to Moscow on the Invitation of Molotov, wh has sa4d personal contact between the Austrian chancellor and top Russian lenders would .speed up completion of the Austrian treaty, deadlocked in the 10 years since. One of the chief alms of Rimb's visit Is to try to find out what the Soviet government would consider suitable guarantees against Austrian .jnlon with Germany. Raab has promised etc 3rd graf Vienna la'10 No Secret Agreement* Raab has promised his pro-Western government not to make any secret agreements with the Russians. He said before departing: "U these talks give the possibility Jnr new and this time .successful negotiations between the four powers, then the purpose of our trip will be fulfilled." Soviet Foreign Minister V. M Molotov unexpectedly indicated over the weekend that It may b( possible for the Bin Four to reach agreement on Austria soon. In note to the throe Western Powers, he said further delay in reaching .such agreement is "unjustiffed." Offers Resisted The West Germans in ratifying the Purls agreements for their re- aiiTKiment resisted previous Soviet offers of reunification in exchange for neulrality. But such n roncrnln (jcmormtnillr, as the »<•- lunl withdrawal of Russian troops from neighbor inn Austria could psove fi powerful argument to the Grrni:iMS. Ra rib's Visit also may ulve Hue fo ih« future of IJif-; Four ne- yol. 1 nt ions. '1'he West has proposed a moc'tlnti of the Bin Four ambus- Midors in Vienna if the Russians r^ive Uriah a clear promise of Aus- ln;m Ireedom. The Russians have blocked an Austrian ln>aly for 10 years. Promised liberation by the Big Four dur- mi; World War *T, Austria Is still occupied by 25,000 Western troops a i id 41,000 Russia as. Marine Pilot Sacrifices Life To Save Others ;ion"or7n"'s- ' ATSUOI, .Jupiin m'l—A U.S. Ma- 1 le pilot KHcrtliced his life today than let his P.J2 Fury jet In Yobihamn's crowded both forfeited SJ22.25 bonds on', imj Uu . n rtl . ow .'back to the capi-1 charges of driving while under the; u| yesterday hn attended " ' - rather crash HtrceUi. The plane crashed into a hillside .seven miles cast of the naval air station here. Tin: Nnvy said the pilot, whofift naiTH- was withheld, developed engine trouble over Yokohama. He the Reds to Mark Time Until Then, Is Belief By JOHN M. IIIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — The African-Asian conference opening a wopk from today may be a big factor in Communist China's decision whether lo attack in the Formosa area this spring or, in fact, at any lime. In iiny event, top U.S. officials liuve decided tlie Chines* 1 Reds (ire not likely to move on the Mnl.su or Qucmoy Islands before or dur- ; tf the conference, to be held at riiidunR 1 , Indonesia. It \vas disclosed authoritatively yesterday that President ISisen- luiwer lm.s directed American forces lo stand 'clour of tiny initlnl attack on the coastal Islands until ho personally cnn determine the nnlure and Intent of the assault, Administration, source s snld Chiang: Kai-shek's Chinese Nationalists will be expected to hem* any Initial thru.it. American forces have been told to stand In readiness but not fight unless deliberately attacked, they snld. N» Attack Seen Secretary of the Army Stevens, returning yesterday from the Pur East, snld lit; doesn't believe the Reds have any Immediate plans for an offensive in the Formosa said, he thinks Chiang's forces Strait. If there is nn attack he could themselves." American leaders a very good account of attach great Importance to the Bandung talks, not because of the Issues which will come up but because of the diplomatic maneuvers that will take place In conference corridors, Thn Chlne.se Communists will be one of the principal participants, What happens to them there may have either of two results us au- thorities here analyse the situation: Depends Upon Ucccptlou 1. If the Communists find Ihnt their demands for possession of Formosa and the offshore. Island groups arc generally supported as riyht, then they will be encouraged to use force In realizing tho.se claims. The danger of war in tho Formosa Strait would flame high the next week or soon thereafter. 2. If the Chinese Reds find that their threat to use force costs them good will of the African and Asian nations and subjects them to censure, then they may be persuaded to stay their hand. Slender hopes for a negotiated settlement would be substantially enlarged. The conference, with 29 nations expected, will open April 18. it, Is scheduled to run through April 24. American eyes and ears in Ban- dung will be supplied by Ambassador Hugh S. Gumming; Jr. and his staff from'the embassy at th« Indonesian capital Jakarta. The conference was called by a group of Asian countries and one of tho leading figures Is to b« India's Prime Minister Nehru. There is considerable hope her* that the dominant mood of the conference will be one of peace seeking and that this will act as t restraint of the Chinese Communists and a compulsion to make them negotiate for a Formosa* .settlement. At Bandung Conference: Thailand to Defend UNCharter,SEATO liy IIAKOU) K, MILKS BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Premier P. Pibuisonggram announced today Thailand's delegation is going to the African-Asian conference next week with orders (o defend th« U. N. charier and the SKATO alliahce as the "best existing instruments for peace and prevention of war." The '-nit spoken, toiiuh little* ———ally of ihc Went spoke lo a new;; IP! \\hlch ( c. f tho held In advance of his departure Thur.'idny for an fck world tour. lsoniitfi'din wild his delngn- would support, ;ill i'f'Miifm imiH.surer. proposed (-nine within the framework U.N. charter. nisaRriM'H Wllli Nehru But he added pointedly he does ::ot consider the "five principles ot coexistence" formula let! by Indian Prime Minister Nehru and Red China's Chou En-lai come wlUiin the. charter's -scope. Plbul.soiiKKi'iim defended SEATO against Nehru's recent charge In the Indian Parliament that the pro- Western alliance was responsible mr upsetting puacn ant) stability in South ~ast Asia, "fin (Ne.hrti) I/; free, to have his own ideas on KftATO. But they urn certainly not mine," the Thni premier declared. "SEATO to a preventive force — n fora; to prevent war Ihrouj-h strength. "I do not know of a case In his- Auto Dealers Plan Big Week Parade, Essay Contest to Focus Attention on Cars A Main Street parade and area- wide essay contest will highlight national Spotlight on Automobiles \vhen It is observed In BlytheviJle this week, Ten Blythnvtlle automobile dealers urn cooperating in the special promotion, which will afford them an opportunity to put the "spotlight" on their new autos and trucks. Mayor E. R. Jackson has Issued a proclamation settlnc aside this V.TC>. its Spot light, on Automobilei Wrok in Blytheville and pointing lory where «r K mncnl, alone scltlod ont thfi importance of the auto- any problem," he continued. "Our king himself once said. 'If you want peace yrni must bo prepared for wiir.' If v/i; fire prepared then* will be no war." Junius Sto'es lur( , tfternnon rnfiiKftd to bail nut over the cily j f* and tried to make it back to Ihc UOCS OH rvices at the i Ir.-rian Church, nflnence of intoxicating liquors. In a charge of driving while drunk against Johnny Ru.ss, judgment was continued to May 5, ;ii- ter RUSH pleaded guilty. He was released under his own recognizance to undergo nn operation. Frank Ashley forfeited a $19.75 bond on a speeding chur^e. i Hucy Robert Hamilton forfeited j PAHIS a S5 bond on a charge of running' nicnt has a red light. Franklin M. Lenthfirwood received a $5 suspended fine for running a red light. National Presby- French Probe Fall of Fortress Special Promotion Is Started Today As part of a mid-south wid*' promotion, Manila's Farmers Tractor and Truck Go,, and Blyth'wIM'-'s Delta Implements this week be(?an a special Blitz Week palgn. Pi—The French govern- launched an invonUga- i lion into the causes of the fall of I the Indochina fori-rcBs of Dien ; Phu almost a year njjo. j The government's official ga/.elte : said a hoard of five offleers ha* I been set up to determine the re- I .sponsibllilifs of all who took part , in the bailie that resulted In victory for the Comm«nl.st-Ied Vietminh last May 7. ' The fall of the fortress led lo an Fishermen freed NPZMURO, .*«pnn '/f't — Seven Japanefif! crab fishing boats reached port late last night with 43 crewmen after boing released by Russian authorities at Soviet-held Sh.lbot.su Island off northern Japan. They were among 14 Japanese crab boats seized .since Jan. 1. GREENSBORO. N C. f/ft—-Juntas Scales goes on trial today, charged with advocating overthrow of ihc United States government by force and violence. Specifically, the indictment accuses him of belonging to the Communist party, "well knowing" that it sought to destroy the government. nrbilc IT tailing industry community. to the InrtrucUons to Mississippi County schools regarding the essay cnn- U-st were . mailed out, by County Schools Supervisor John Ma yes this week. All schooLi In the county, plus Uio.se in Steele, Holland and Cooter are eligible to enter essays in competition for $115 in defense bonds and cash. First place award will be a $50 bond, second place will be a $25 bond and the next four finisher* will get $10 each. "Importance of Automobile Dealto Their Commmunity," la th« The FBI has identified him as .subject for the essays. leader of the party In the Carolines and Tennessee. Quakes Hit Philippines MANIL.A <#>—Widespread earth| quakes today collapsed homos, split highways and reportedly Injured 1 an undetermined number of per- annistlcc it and lossjrf North Viet j soa , ,„ thfi S0llthern Philippines already hard hit by disastrous tremors April 1, satos ci.m- ;Nnm to tne vietmfnh. nter on International rei'rlfferator.s, air conditioners and free/'-rs wlrh priw redurt.ion.s made ois all lines. A $71 wrist WHICH will bn given away dally. RPR 1st nil, inn cnuprmfi More. Troops Lcore There were no Immediate reports of deaths. Tho April 1 quakes TOKYO ifl'i -- Pyongyang radio j caused at Icn.st 4.12 deaths and left lodny said 19,094 Rod Chinese thousands homeless. Ouakes of intensity s (/> Q on ft .scale of 10 panicked residents In kw oiUH, lix of Uiem OB Uta- f,roopfc withdrew from Communist may be found in each day's Courier j North Korea between .March 31 and M Newt. AprU ». I n. dsinno, second largest island, Philippine News Service reported. PNS said many persons were injured In the Lake. Lanao area of Mindanao, which bore the brunt of the previous earthquakes. Residents In the Marantau district on the west shore of the lake rc-porlcd "a yardwlde fissure extending 1 several miles" immediately after the first shock, said PNS. "All buildings partially damaged by the recent quakes collapsed during this morning's tremors," PN« Thursday Parade Thfi parade has been scheduled for Thursday at 4:30 p.m. and will follow the usual parade route down Main Street. All the new car and truck dealers are planning open house programs during the week. Further details regarding the parade and other activities arc to trt announced later. Diet at 128 MAIMN, Turkey \fh- Isa Kerem, a charcoal seller who claimed h« was 128, died tod»7. Kerem said he washed only to cold water and .subsisted mainly OD * diet of curdled milk, soup, Mto* ud toma-

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