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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 29, 1947
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER MWS VOL. XLIV—NO. Ill Blytheville Courier Blj'thevill* Ball; New* THE DOMINANT NKWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald EIA'THEVlLbE, ARKANSAS, SATUUDAY, NOVKMBKR 29, 194T TRN PAGES •nsroLi COPIES nvi- GENII Chaos In France, Italy Inspired K By Russians Marshall Believes Part of Red Plan to Crack Western Front LONDON. Nov. 29 (UP)—The big four ministers met for their fifth session today with secretary of state George C. Marshall determined to try to keep the discussion to the agenda and away from Russia's propaganda thesis, a central gov eminent for Germany. Marshall was not expected to reply directly to Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov's charge that the Americans and British are plotting to set up a separate government In Western Germany. The agenda item was procedure for preparing the German treaty. But Molotov was expected to continue his barrage. He Insists that no,, peace conference can be held until after a German Government 1s established. , Marshall was represented as be- f jlevlng the chaos in France was fomented by Soviet-inspired Communists to break a solid Western front against Russia on the German Issues before the ministers. Marshall, it was learned, considered the French situation "very dangerous" and feared it may destroy what little hope remained that the Big Four can get down to business on Germany. He was said to believe that.the whole situation was stirred up to embarrass the admittedly weak French government. . This embarrassment, he was said to believe, was calculated to break the American-British-Krench front against Russia on the German question and thus strike the. first-blows of sabotage at the Marshall Plan He also was understood to believe that the greatest danger lay in the possibility that the agitators won'i be able to stop when they want to . The critical situations In France and Italy overshadow everything ^ taking place at the conference here As one delegate put it: "we are battling with words here. There the " .is in the streets." -theless, the ' Americans ex ..-MVCU to spend until noon toda' 'analyzing the clever, propaganda -trap Russian Foreign ilinister iVa cheslav M. Molotov set yesterda when •••lie accused the Western na turns of Blotting to set up>,jL sepa -irate government«io> Western Ger many and giving only Up servic to unity. t ' American officials admitted was a smart Russian propagand .maneuver and acknowledged th .. ^Soviets would make the most of ^/• l)n Germany—especially the refusa ^' of the Western powers to answe "yes" or r 'no" to the charge. But they were less concerned the moment with tins than wit their lailure in the first four meet ings to "get something" for Franc and thus boost that government prestige. Molotov has constantly ducked a direct reply to the efforts of the United States and Britain to get \ the coal-rich Saar ceded to France. Marshall opposes a separate peacn with Germany and does not believe a formal government for a separate Western Germany is practical. But the Americans admit that another failure of the Council of Foreign Ministers will lead inevitably to a wider division of Germany than now exists and the creation of a situation which would make it increasingly difficult to bridge the gap. Study Plans For Partition Of Palestine UNITED NATIONS HALL. Flush- Ing, N. Y., Nov. 39. (UP)—Arab states official! went Into private session in their Manhattan Hotel rooms today to study new plans of conciliation that may give the United Nations General Assembly a decision on the partition of Palestine. Spokesmen for the delegation de dined to say what the new plans were, but it was believed that a federal Arab-Jewish state may be the basis for compromise. A session that lasted most of last night failed to bring any workable plan to light, but the Arabs wen etermined to do all they could in IB 24-hour respite given them yes- erday when France's Alexandra arodi asked the assembly for the, xtra time. Parodi told reporters that many elegates would be able to vote on plan today, after the recess, knowing that they had made a ast attempt at conciliation, and ley can vote with fewer misgiv- ngs. A spokesman for the Jewish Ageny for Palestine said the few ex•a hours had "produced absolute- y nothing new as far as we know." French Troops Unload Ships French troops unload bags of flour from the vessel Empire SUUe in the strike bound port of Marseille France. The Communist-dominated dock workers unlpns ordered all their members out, Increasing gravity of the situation in France, where more than 1,000 ( 000 workers In key industries are on strike. (NBA Tele r proto.) j Faced with growing support for he Russo-American partition plan, esperate Arab states' delegates met .uring the night to consider possible conciliatory might hold of a wbeks, or 'if possible, months. Search For 15-Year Old Girl Accused in Dyersburg Slaying DYERSBURG, Teim., Nov. 29.1 The grandparents' car was found Sheriff John Yar- wrecked and empty (our miles from here lust night, the sheriff said. gestures which vote for days, UN delegates prepared for a con- muation of the bitter parliamcn- ary battle when the session nears showdown. The maneuvering grew out of the udden surprise move by France ate yesteraay which put off at least intil today (4 p.m. EST) the cru- ial vot« on whether to split th« Holy Land between Arabs and Jews. blo sald today - a ls . ycar old glrli apparently suffering from a mental llment, shot and killed her grandmother and 14-year-old brother, and was being sought by Tennessee )olice. The girl, a ninth grade student, was identified as Ruby Mai Sorrell,' 15, whom the Sheriff described as "rawboned, gnnglyrllke, tongue tied.-blonde." ' The bodies of 70 year old Mrs. Mary Lou Sorrell, and Wade Sor- rcll, the girl's brother, were discovered hidden In the backyard of the Sorrel 1* laim home near here early today, Sheriff Yarbro said the murders happened about 3:30 p.m. yesterday, but tiie crime was not suspected until lato last night. He said the body of the grandmother, with gashes on her face and body, was found hidden,- under chicken feed in a chicken house. The boy's body was found undei a pile of lumber in the., back yard, GOP Tax Body Ignores Demos Doughton Believes Non-Partisan Tax Bill Most Suitable By Frank Elmrer United Press Staff Correspondent W.-.SHINQTON, Nov. '29. (U.P.) —Democrats on .the —.taxrwriting House Ways' and Means CommU- he said- The sheriff said h e talked with Ruby Mai two months ago, and that .the "girl suffered Irom some mental ailment." tee complained today they have been ignored by the Republican majority in the drafting'of a bll to cut income taxes by $4,000 000,000. i Rep. Robert L. Doughton,^..,^ A _!*._.....«.. M N. C., for many years chairman | JOVS AFKOnSOS U of the Ways and Means Committee, said all he knows about the new tax bill is what he has read in the newspapers. Doughton said he is not protesting. He told a reported however: "I believe that if we could sit down and write a non-partisan ax bill it would be a greater service to the country " Rep. Aime J. Foranci, D.. R. I., said he had no idea what (he GOP majority on the committee s planning, either on the "quickie" Lax cut or on general revision of the Internal Revenue Act. "Newspapermen get priority over .Democrats on this committee when it comes to consulting with the Republican members," J'orand asserted. He said minority members an- rle said tile officers notified Newton Sorrell, the girl's grandfather of the accident. The grandfather was unable to find any of his family, and notified the Sheriff. Police later discovered that.the girl had hitch-hiked to Hall, Tenn.. several miles away, and then had hired a taxi to take her to Memphis. Slie was last reported in Memphis at mid-night last night. The sheriff said the girl took time to hide the bodies, and pack « suitcase before fleeing. Sheriff Yarbro said the girl had sold • an automatic rifle ln\ Hall, before hiring a taxi to Memphis. Neighbors and deputies Marched all night for the family, but did not locate the bodies, util' 4 a.rri today. _.-. The sheriff said the ""died when she was her father ; is now |: Mo.;; He identified' t-^_ J. W- Sorrelt (1805 NcaisllW St., St. Louis.) "Ruby," said the sheriff, "was just a mean girl." isscoOneof irst to Pay State Tax Bill * F Economic Book Is Un-American HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Nov. 29. (UP) — The Hot Springs American Legion today asked the Stole Department to determine If an economic textbook the university of Arkansas contains un-Ainc- rican teachings. Tiie Warren Towiisend Post here said it was suspicious of the textbook, "Elements of Economics 1 ticipate that when Harold Knutson and Chairman other Republican members of the committee have they will completed their bills present them to the committee "already cut and dried." Knutson meantime pressed for early completion of the "quickie" bill that is exs>ecled to boost personal exemptions from $500 to $800, thus lopping 6 000,000 low- income persons off the tax rolls. reputedly It asked ised that at the University, the Americanism Senators to Push fax Law Change Two Arkansans to Support Legislation Favored by C. of C. Both Arkansas Senators and the first District Representative favor legislation amending income tax Inws to include Arkansas as a "community property" state mid predlot [mssage of such legislation during Congress' next session, according to Jelters received yesterday by the Chamber of Commerce, ; The letters were In reply to * resolution adopted by the Board of Directors of the Chamber at Its meeting last Thursday, when the directors urged that community property tax laws be passed to equalize the tax burdens of. married couples. Copies of the resolution were ijjie three Congressmen. |£ John L. McCellan tyrote: I y. glad to have this expression ; letl- confident i-Splltting proposal which I sponsored when the tax bill was before Congress will be adopted and made a purl of any tax bill that may be enacted Into law at the next regular session of Congress." A letter from Sen. J. W. Fulbrlght snid.'T have been Interested In the removal of this tax discrimination igainst noncommunlty property states for several yenrs. During the war when taxes had to be maintained at a high level, it was not possible to Introduce legislation to remove this discrimination but last year I introduced a bill which I had previously discussed with the ranking Democrat on the Finance Committee." "Although the amendments were defeated In the Senate," hln letter continued, "the Republican leadership did agree to give the question high priority when the next tax revision bill Is presented to Congress. Taft Would Grant Limited RationingPowers But Soys Limits Must Be Written Into Legislation By lUymmi* l*hr (United Fmx BUM t'urmpcndenl) WASHINGTON, Nov. W. (UP) — Sen. Robert A. Tuft, R., O., mails clear today that he would fnvor granting allocation powers to tin AdminlslrAllon only If speclllo restrictions on their u«e were written Into law. As an example or tiie way his thinking was lending, he suiujenln that Congress might consider allowing the allocation oC « fixed umoim —say 10 per cent—of the nation's steel output to encourage "production of nmlud good.i. Taft is chairman of the House Semite Economic Committee, whlcl heard Secretary of Commerce W Avercll Harrlman testify Mils wee that steel allocation power was nee essary to encourage production .o freight cars and farm equlpmeiv Authority to allocate liuluslih materials In short supply WHS onu of the recommendations, In President Truman's 10-polnl anti-Inflation plan, , • rn other developments on the price Iront: i 1. A ranking Home Republican, who asked to be anonymous predicted .that Congress will refuse to give Mr. Trumnn the price control and rationing authority he asked. And the GOP lender also said tliu President'. 1 ! appeals for power to allocate scarce goods apix>»red do-mo ed, i' 2. Tin Labor Department reported "generally higher" wholesale prices in the major commodity groups Schuman Seeks Power To Break Red-Led Strikes PARIS, Nov. 2*. (U.P.)—FraoUr Nation*! AsMmbljr today for with U» CMUnunUt-lcd drpuU*. amwered him with *nd "dirljr swine." «ttu,» "«- PARIS, Nov. 29. (U.P.)—Premier Robert SchumM aaked an emergency nession of the National Assembly to. ilay for drastic powers to break the Communiit-l«d strikes IHving France Into chaos and charged that "more and more roroiKners" were being found at the bottom of thf * disorder. ' . He warned shouting, desk-pounding Communist Deputies: "We will show no pity toward these elements whom you Commun- Isis send to France." He did not Identify the forelgh- r«, but on Wednesday the goyem- lent announced that Uh»d ; arrested 19 Russians for fomenting Liorder and was expecting to m»k« ew arrests, + Against shouting, booing and cat- alls by Communist Deputies, Semi- inn Introduced bills provldlng:'cU> emporarlly Increased power* for Ui» Committee of the State Legion Department make a study of the book. Its specific objections' were that it teaches: Federal controls and spending to preserve the country; only spending can maintain a capitalistic form of government; Federal spending, being under social control, can be any amount of money the presses can print without fear of financial disaster; American economy produces poverty, depressions, unemployment and wars; And that Russia's-planned economy is superior. Sheriff and Ex-Officio Collector William Berryman yesterday paid State Treasurer J. Vance Clayton in Little Hock S86.282.07 in state • ad valorem taxes collected In Mississippi County this year on 1946 assessments This payment brought the net total of ad valorem taxes collected In Mississippi county and paid lo the state this year $98,782.07 and made the couiity the first of the larger counties in Arkansas to settle In full for the 1946 taxes. Information from the state capi-1 lal indicated that only two of the • smaller of Arkansas' 75 counies had completed payment of state taxes prior to th e settlement made by Sheriff Bcrryman. f The state ad valorem tax was assessed last year on a 65 mill rate. This rate was formally re-adopted by the Mississippi County quorum Court when It met in Osceola early last week and will be the mill rate used In levying 1948 ad valor- em taxes on 1947 assessments In this county. Little comparison can be made between the amounts paid the state In advalprem tax collections In 1847 and 1946 because the present mill rate was used for the first lime last year. It was reduced from 8 mills, the rate which 1946 collections were based on. ' After Uses on this years assessments are paid In 1948, Arkansas will pay no more state »d valorem levies. The 5«th General Assembly early this year did away with ad valorem taxes, effective after 1948 collections. To pbsorb these tax funds after next year -- for no general reduction Is expected.—county levies, are expected to b* IncwMed to make these funds »v«ll»ble for use with- In Mississippi County, Reports that he has agreed tol wrap up the measure with a general revision of the tax laws are' "news to me." Knutson said. The Mercury Hits 60 probably win be Hefe Ye sterdoy "quickie' bill dumped in the House hopper In mid-December, with the proposed general revision to come later. Under present plans of GOP leaders, neither measure will be considered before the regular session In January. Doughton said he would like to see the tax load lightened but he believes a tax cut Is Inadvisable 'until we know better what our oreign commitments will be and what is likely to happen to rev- Burglars Take $771 From Riggs Motor Company Burglars entered the Rlggs Molo Company In Lcachvllle somctlm Thanksgiving night, escaping with $771 in cash which was taken from an unlockud safe, Deputy Sheriff Erwln Jones of Blylhcvllle revealed today. The money, was taken froni a small cash drawer in the safe, Junes said, arid on additional $470 which This probably wYlT'beTom^Umc'diir- wns ln nnothcr drawer Immediately promise of extending over the weekend sent the mercury here yesterday to a high of 60 degrees, warmest it has been for nearly three weeks. During last night, however, the mercury dropped again to near- freezing levels as a low of 36 degrees was recorded, according to Robert E. Blaylock, official weather observer. Advocate Higher Assessed Values Public Expenditure Council Releases Results of Study LITTLE ROCK, Ark:, Nl, ' '10 <UP> —The Arkansas Public Expenditures Council • today released its year-long study of the tax situation in the state and will meet here next Wednesday to hear recommendations. The report said .the present laws are inconsistant and In many cases inequitable" because they have been pieced together year after year. It also satd the General Assembly has not had proper Information to enable It to correct the laws. It pointed nut that the need Is not for greater revenues but for more equal distribution of prcsenl revenues and better administratioi of present tax laws. Another charge was tlmt there are inequalities between propcrtlCv in the same county and In adjaccn counties. For example, assessments _. v ,.._,. range from 12 per cent of actual | income tax purposes, values in one county to 28 per cent Worth D. Holder, secretary, of hi another, the report continued. i thr Chamber of Commerce, said lortay that copies nf this resolution will be sent to all Chambers of Commerce In the state. Under community property laws, a married couple may divide their total Income ntid file separate Income tax returns. To affect a savings, however, the total Income must be at least $3,000 after exemptions have been deducted. Thirteen states now have community property income tax laws. and said Us price Index rosei 0.4 per cent last week to another ne>v postwar high. •: - v:". Harrlman and Taft clashed over how broad should be the government's authority to allocate scarce matertsls. While the secretary did not want the powers limited to »pe- clfic .commodities,- 'Taft Indicated that- hi would want the law to name those subject to controls. He told reporters that any general grant of authority would Inevitably be 's'tretched" In 1U application. He was critical earlier this week of the broad powers asked by the Agriculture Department to allocate : graln,_ ;, .... ,-, \ , ;; ,„, „ . 1 Sen. John J. SparkrTfati, DVAI», • member of the Economic Committee, disagreed with Talt's views He told reporters he believed Ilia the grant of authority could not bi limited to certain commodities bu only lo those In "short supply." Differences Spell Aid Plan Trouble Administration, GOP Disputes Threaten Help for Europeans By John L. Hlerle (United Frew Stiff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, (UP) — Serious differences between the Administration and a large segment of Republicans In Congress thrcat- ncd today to spell trouble for ths ong-rauge Marshsll Plan for Eu- opeau recovery, i The deep-seated dissension over lie Administration's foreign spend- njj program was brodght sharply uto focus by Chairman Robert A. raft, R., O., of: the Senate GOP 'ollcy Committee, Though Sen. Arhur H. Vandenberg, R.. Mich., Is generally ren>gn!i«d as the Repub- luans' chief nixikfsimtn on foreign wlloy mutters, T»ft's opinions carry coiutderabl weight, especially among younger OOP Senators, Trutnan. tor wrong ap ing the second session of the Congress." Sen. Fulbright's tax measure was Senate Joint Resolution No. 57, which called for the inclusion of Arkansas in the group of "community property" states. The resolution was read twice and referred to the Comlttce on Finance during the first session of the 80th Con- E. C. Quillings of West gress. Rep. Memphis said in his letter "you may be sure that I would be delighted to be of any possible assistance in placing Arkansas on an equal basis with community property states for above the one from whore the $771 was taken, was overlooked. The door to the safe was left unlocked when the firm was closed Wednesday night, he Bald, and the door to the drawer compartment was pried o[icn. The one door locked l»th drawers, Jones staled. Entrance to the building was gained by prying open a side window. Deputy Sheriff Floyd Bun Is of Leachvlllc Is assisting Deputy Shcr- IfT Jones with the Investigation. Assalhhg President Tru raking a "fundamentally « pronch" to foreign aid problcms'TaT charged blui>lly that the admliils tratlon program would "complete! wreck'the United; States.' He made his attack on the President's foreign policy during yesterday's debate on the $5*7,000,000 stop-gap aid bill which he laid.he would support. He.emphasU ey«r,> Jhat "he, would- fljht 000,000,000 Marshall Plan chei tlie Senate floor In like Its present form. „ With both tiie Senate and House Umes °' »Wke«.' In .recess until Monday, administration leaden studied Tart's remarks for a preview of the criticism they must face when the Marshall Flan comes up f6r debate later. The Senate will try to. dispose of remaining amendments and vote Monday on stop-gnu aid for France, Italy and Austria. The bill has not yet advanced to the House floor. Taft's ipeecli showed, among others, 'this striking gap between administrating thinking and that of some OOP leaden: Taft urged that the U. e. approach to the. European aid problem be one of "operate your own. economy" and this country will provide "certain thliigi" In surplus here, '['he administration has maintained thai Americans must make a "real sacrifice" to aid Europe, aivl a ranking spokesman has declared that that sacrifice may entail' A 15 per cent reduction In some short- supply goods at home. police; (2) complete revision of th* trlke laws to make secret strik* ballots compulsory, and (3) a crackdown on saboteurs and those wno mpede liberty to work. The'screeching Communists tried .o shout dpym Schumnn, who said hotly: "It we have reached this pass and are oUtged to take these measures you have only yourselves und your friends to blame." The laws, he asked for were ,l<» break strikes that had Uten mor» • than 3,000,000 workers from .their Jobs, tint were plunging the "nation Into growing cold »nd'hunger and that were breeding new. 1 sabotage uid violence almost "every hour. } 4 The military preparations • UM Be human government had made Indicated It feared Imminent, civil war.' Schuman will speak to the nation by radio at t p.m. (3 p.m., EST) and tell Frenchmen how he proposes to end the strike* with th« new powers he asked tor. "The government undertsks* t* enforce measures for repression of ' acts of sabotage and tor protection' of workers," Bchunum told •"— Suggc.sled remedies Included: . Strong and active state advice and A brief warm spell which gave assistance; and where necessary, Looking old and tired, he had to Records Show Americans Now Driving f Walking More Safely CHICAGO, Nov. 39. (UP)—The National Safety Council cited reduced traffic deaths today as an Indication that Americans are driving and walking more safely than they did before the war. The Safely Council reported that traffic deaths In October dropped two percent below the total for October of last year. The nation's death total wes 2,960. compared with 3,020 in October, i»*6. In the first 10 months this year, the Council said, 26,160 persons were killed in traffic. This was four per cent below the 10-month mark last year. The Safety Council said it "Is still touch and go whether the 1946 toll of J3.700 traffic victims will be cut down." "November ind December, normally among the year's'most hazardous month*, will tell the story," the Council said. It added, however, that "it is clear mandatory supervision of local as-! sessors and instruction in the use' of modern appraisal methods: Complete reassessment of real! property; Extending the term for county assessors from two to four years; Reserving property taxes lor local governmental units; Exempting Intangibles or subjecting them to a tax easy to administer; And collecting a property tax on motor vehicles at time of licensing. Additionally, the report said the Arkansas cigarette tax Is the highest hi the United States and has reached the point diminishing returns. U added that the state would collect as much revenue from a four-cent cigarette tax if enforce- that postwar America is driving and me nt efficiency were raised, walking more safely than before' the war." Travel at the end of the first nine months of this year had Increased j 14 per cent over 1941, the Council said, but deaths at the end of October were 18 per cent below the 1941 total. "This reduction represents a saving of 5,760 lives," the Council said, "despite the greater chance for accident brought by more travel." Kansas City, Mo., and Jacksonville, Pin., both reported 45 per cent decreases In deaths for the first 10 months. Long Beach, Cal., reports'! a 44 per cent drop. Por the first 10 months. 63 cities reported perfect records. The largest was Passic, N. J., followed by Maiden, Mass., and Poughkeepsie, N. Y. New York Stocks CLOSING STOCKS AT&T 152 3- Amer Tobacco 67 Anaconda Copper 35 1- Bcth Steel 97 7- Chryslcr 60 Gen Electric 35 Gen Motors 57 1-2 Montgomery Ward 53 1-2 N Y Central lilt Harvester North Am Aviation 83-8 Republic steel 26 1-4 Radio 93-4 Mrs. Freeman Dies While Visiting Daughter's Home Mrs. T. J.I, Freeman, 79, of Houston, Tex., died this morning 10:30 o'clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs, Paul Byrum, where she was visiting. She suffered a heart attack last nEght. ^cfto Draws Fineof $100 For Drunken Driving Jerry Bobo, Blythevllle Negro, was fined tlOo and casts In Municipal Court this morning on a charge of driving while under the Influence of intoxicating liquor that followed his arrest after a traffic accident yesterday afternoon at Main and Socony Vacuum 163-8 Packard . 1-2, be held probably. Monday or Tues- j day. Besides Mrs. Byrum she Li survlv- cl by three other daughters. Mrs. 12 1-2 Mnry U'e Brown. Mrs. Pat Patrick and Mrs. Anna May Dove; three sons, John, Nix and Hamilton Freeman all of Houston; two brothers Ruth Wicker of Blythevllle and cliff Wicker of Memphis. Holt Funeral Homo is In charge- 4 1-8 strain his weak vole* to make it heard. " "We must be armed against afl those who wish to create disorders," he said. "It Is urgent that this country again finds order and security. He already had'callcd 80,000 more men from the reserves to the colors, asked for and received a »168,000,000 military budget for December and undertook to purge the militia of Communists. There were heavy mll- Uary forces th Paris and two divisions of tanks were reported stand- Ing by at nearby Versailles. "I am again asking all workers, especially those who have been misled by bad leaders to return to'.work and try to understand the effort* of the government," he said. t "Some of the proposed measures will bring Immediate relief to workers but we cannot go further at'th* present moment if we want to avoid inflation. "I am compelled to state, however, that the Communists are;nbt Interested by these measures,. but only in agitation and disorder Among the troublemakers those who cause disorders we fi more and more foreigners. "We will show no pity tow»r4 ; these elements whom you Commun- • Ists send to France." Communist Deputies, at .these words, started up *, new barrage of desk thumping, shouting "It's not true." Schuman said he thanked In tha name of the nation those workers who had shown the courage to resist the troublemakers and it was on their behalf that the government Insisted that the anti-strike laws be passed and become effective immediately. After hearing Schuman, the Assembly recessed until 3 p.m. (9 a.m., EST), when It will begin debating the bills. The texts were not mad* public. 16th Streets. Ke also was given a 15-day jail i Newport 4-H Club Girl Wins National Honors CHICAGO. III., Nov. ». IUP) — Pretty, 19-year old Alice Ruth Gilliaum of Newport has taken second place honors in the leadership «•»!•• test at the National 4-H Club Con- at Chicago. Miss Gilliaum Is a sophomore -it (he University of Arkansas, majoring in home economics,' She has was Injured, been active for some time In Jack- ' son County 4-H work, lecturing, giving demonstrations, and counseling younger girls. She Is the daughter of Mr. and Urs. Bob Gilliaum. sentence, but It was suspended. Bobo, driving a one and a half-ton Chevrolet truck, entered the Intersection and made a, left turn In from of a Blythevllle Coach Lines bus and collided with a similar truck driven by Calvin Harrington of Blythevllle, a,police report said. Police also said Harrington had started lo pass the bus, which havt slopped at the Intersection, ind the two trucks hit head-on, damaged th front ends of both. No one Weather ARKANSAS—OfnernUr fair tonight »nd Sunday. Continued cold tonight and Sunday, Fires Take Toll of Seven Lives; Millions of Dollars Damage By United Prtss A toll of seven lives and millions of dollars In property damage was counted in the wake of a rash of costly fires reported in the United States last night and today. Five Negro children suffocated in a basement apartment at Gary, Ind., when fire broke out last night while their parents were off, at work. In New York Fireman Howard Whin, 32, and another fireman, unidentified, lost their lives whe.n they were trapped inside a blazing east side warehouse. Their bodies were found In the 'smoking ruins. Damage was estimated at $500.000. Fire broke out In the three-story garment factory of the South Carolina State Prison at Columbia about 6 a.m. today, only two hours before ISO prison employes were scheduled to report for work. No one was Injured, and the blaM vu brought under control In about two hours. Damage was estimated at $500,000 in a fire at Louisville, Ky., which was fought for four hours In near freezing weather early today before It was brought under control. The Boston building In the heart of downtown ^Louisville was left » blackened snell. William Larimer Mellon, Pitta- burgh financier, lost hia luxurious three-deck, 130-foot yacht when It exploded and burned at Miami, Fix. The boat was described as the largest cruiser houseboat ever built. Mellon is the nephew of the late Secretary of the Treasury Andrew W. Mellon. Meanwhile, at Atlanta, Oa., & suggestion was made that Dec. 7 be set aside as a sort of memorial day for the victims of last year's Winecoff Hotol fire which cost 119 lives. It was suggested that flowers Be placed on the graves of victims next Sunday. : To Name Candidates for Chamber of Commerce Directors in 1948 A Chamber of Commerce nominating committee will meet Mon-l day In City Hall to name candidates for the annual election of new members Of the Board of Directors. Ballots are expected to be distributed to members of the Chamber of Commerce about the middle of next week. Voting will close at 5 p.m. Dec. ». Election judges will count and certify the ballots Dec. 10. On Dec. 11. the old tnd new directors will hold », joint meeting New York Cotton NEW YORK, W>V. Close barely st*»4y. open high low close Mar May July Oct. Dec. M18i 3619 357S 36*0 9471 1471 31W S14S 3620 3620 SS.'J 35S» 3SSl 3632 fcB MM H» ~ Spots clot* *15 down M.

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