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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS I'HB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND •OUltUAS'I MISSOURI VOL. XUV—NO. 211 Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Dally News Mississippi Valley Leader Blylheville Herald BFA'THKVIU/K, ARKANSAS, TUKSDAY, DKCKMBKR t, 1947 FOURTKKN PACKS COPIES 1TIVB CKJTf Marshall Invited Jo Luncheon at Soviet Embassy Molotov's Mov* Brings New Hop* For Big 4 Progress LONDON, Dec. *. (UP)—A "veto threat by France's Gen. Charles d Gaulle snarled progress of the Big Four Foreign Ministers Conference today, but Secretary of State George C. Marshall and Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov scheduled a private luncheon that offered some hope of conciliation. The luncheon, scheduled for Friday at the Russian embassy, will mark the first time that Marshall and Molotov have conferred privately since Marshall became secretary of state. Molotov last week refused an invitation to the American embassy, but replied by Inviting Marshall to the Soviet embassy. Marshall promptly accepted. The action came as French foreign Minister Georges Bidault was in Paris on a hastily-arranged trip. It was learned that Bidault hurried home when De Gaulle, France's new anti-Communist strong man, thraateied to campaign against any Bidault commitments which he did not like. Bidault left late last night for a 24-hour visit to Paris to consult urgently with his government. He afteached Le Havre at 8:30 a.m. to- ioay and left at once for Paris. His deputy, Maurice Couve de Murville will sit in for him at the foreign ministers conference while Bidault is trying to find out where he stands at home. The foreign ministers of the United States, Britain and Russia can make no decisions, however, as long as Bidauit Is away. De Gaulle Now a Factor . De Gaulle holds no public office, and his party, the rally of the French People, has no seats in the French 'National Assembly. But in the October municipal elections it rolled up more votes than any other party and De Gaulle was established as France's strong man. It has been reported that he has threatened to denounce publicly any agreement Bidault makes with the other foreign ministers on Germany that he does not agree with. De Gaulle has been one of the leading French spokesman, for » weak Germany and since,«|M,,j»r has 1 --•*!.Ruhr De Gaull* Is one of the" most ouY- spoken anti-Communists in the A'Western world. He. is" now reported authoritatively to be primarily concerned lest Bidault compromise on these long-standing policies toward Germany.' 1. Opposition to any kind of zonal unity in Gerniaff until French demands on the frontiers of Western Germany were satisfied. 2. opposition to any major compromise on France's demand for a special. International regime over the Ruhr, in which France would have a dominating voice. Bidault Stands Pat On the first issue, Bidault has stood i firm here. He has insisted he cannot agree on other problems until Germany's frontiers are settled to France's satisfaction. The second issue, the Ruhr, has not been discussed, but Secretary of State George C. Marshall, looking for every possible opportunity to strengthen France's anti-Communists in the present crisis, was reported leaning toward the idea of a special regime. As the foreign ministers conference started its second week's worse today, the deputies were expected to report that they were still deadlocked on the Austrian treaty. Russia was reported to have rejected the French compromise on German assets in Austria. Under AVJiat compromise, Russia could have %ken property that was plainly German in Austria for reparations, but in doubtful cases would have had to turn it back to Austria, for a cash payment. Judges Inspect Notion's Finest In Beef Cattle ' - CHICAGO. Dec. 1. (U.P-)-The North American continent's finest fat cattle of all breeds were Inspected carefully by Judges today, leading up to the climax this afternoon—selection of the grand champion steer of the 48th International Livestock Exposition. As each of the big animals was led into the ring by its owner or handler, Judges went over him minutely, checking point by point on genera) structure, size and weight, frame, meat, muscle tone, health, and stamina. Each animal was groomed lo perfection. Handlers began washing and currying their prize President Wishes >eop/e Generally Were Like Disappointed Child ' WASHINGTON, Dec. I (UP) — To three-year old Aharon Meenehan, "present" and "president" sound pretty much alike. So she couldn't hide her disappointment when what she thought was a promised "present" tunred out to be President Truman. Little Sharon, victim of an auto accident, Just stared when Mr. Truman walked Into her room during * visit to the New Georgetown University Hospital yesterday. Then she turned to her mother and asked: "Where's my present?" "I'm sorry, Mr. President," Sharon's mother explained nervously "I'm afraid she doesn't realize your importance. Mr. Truman smiled. Paris Guardsmen Hold Upper Hand In French Strike Seized Power Plants Back in. Operation; Communists Routed PARIS, Dec. 7. (UP) — Armed guardsmen restored Pnris subway service by seizing six struck power plants today nnd ousted Communist deputies from the National Assembly as a fledgling back-to-work movement roused hope of n majo No Turning Back From A-Bomb; Lilienthal Looks to the Future "I wish a lot of other people didn't realize my importance/' lie said. Mr. Truman went.to the hospital to unveil the Franklin D. Roosevelt memorial plaque at a ceremony Hint officially opened the new children's ward of the hospital. The plaque commemorated a $50.000 contribution by the CIO In memory of the late President. break In the nationwide strike pa ralySis, Thousands of helmeled mobU and .security guards rushed th power pliuita where walkouts hnt shut off the subway power, mistlc out the pickets and set the genera Snider to Head Bank in Manila Stockholders Hold Election, Ask State To Issue Charter G. E. Snider of Manila was elected tentative president of the newly- formed Merchants and Planters Bank in Manila at a stockholders meeting there yesterday afternoon. Hiley B Jones' of Manila was elected vice president and cashier and Max Isaacs, also of Manila, was named assistant cashier. Other directors electett by the stockholders were R. J- McKlnnon, E. C. Flec- man. both of Manila, and Kendall Berry of Blytheville. In other action, the stockholders and directors forwarded to the State Banking Commission a formal applicaion for a charter as a state bank. The new bank will lake over the old Merchants and planters Exchange. It was voted yesterday to dissolve the Exchange and turn over Its deposits, accounts and assets to the new bank.' The application .for a charter b*nk with a capital and, a paid In i.OOO. Operation of expecleir'to begin _^ "alter Uie first of the year. Fixtures and the building of the Merchants and Planters Exchange will be leased by the Merchants and Planters Bank for five years with nn option to purchase the bank anytime after the lease expires at an agreed price of $10,000. Other stockholders in the new bank are Lewis Townsend, C- W. Tipton, I. D. Shedd, V. B. O3- borne. W. E. Ballard, H. D. Als- tori>M L Downing, William Borowsky and H. B. Perkins. Army Officer Charged With Embezzlement tries long before dawn brushing each hair Into burnishing hooves and horns the luster of black pearls. rA The huge tan-barked floor of The International amphitheater was filled with steers early today as judges selected champions In the Aberdeen-Angus, Hereford nnd Shorthorn breed contests. The winners in each will compete this afternoon for the highest honors In the livestock kingdom. The grand champion steer will be selected by Richard S. DC Qulncey, noted breeder and judge of Bodenham, Hereford, England. Last year's grand champion was Royal Jupiter, a Shorthorn, entered by Oklahoma A. A M. Colleg* « BUUwttw, Okla, CAMP LEE, Va., Dec. 2. (UP)— The Federal Bureau of Investiga tion today charged a "specially selected " army first lieutenant wltl embczzlinc more than $14.000 li pay checks of 37 fellow officers. Civil and military authentic sought 1st Lt. Edward P. Kelly 40, of Denville, N. J-, will van Ishcd from Camp Lee yestcrda after picking up checks for hiinsel and fellow officers in a class specially-chosen men at a quar term as ter school Ool. K. W. Dnlton, camp Le inspector-general, said the sands haired Kelly, a veteran of sevc years in the army, was "selectee to collect his own check and 3 others, totalling $14,147.45, froi the post finance office. • Kelly went to his room and ap parently packed a few articles in a small traveling bag, Dalton said. and changed from his classroom uniform. Dalton said Kelly then returned to a branch bank at the finance office, where he cashed his own check and two others which bank employees presumed were endorsed by other officers. He got a total of $1,355,10, and was not seen again. FBI Special Agent Charles Brown said Kelly was charged with cm- bczzltng government funds and Colonel Dalton said the stocky former restaurant manager and cashier would be subject to military law when found. He said Kelly was already listed as absent without leave. Colonel Dalton said Kclley's instructors reported that the student officer was alternately bouy- nnl and depressed. He said Kelly today, ) C ft a civilian suit In his room and place, apparently left the post in unl 10 form. tors humming again. The swoo \vns so swift and strong that it \va bloodless The turbulent assembly, whei Premier Robert Schumnn was seel* inn laws to crack down on the na lion's 2,000,000 Comunist-led strik ers was meeting again a few hou after the sit-down Communist de] uties were ejected. The government already W: cracking down, without waiting f action by the assembly which so f had passed only one section Schuman's emergency program, authorized him to call up 80,000 r servists In case of revolution. At Limoges, police hurled tear g bombs into the ranks of strike blocking the raihviry station. Mo strikers swarmed to the station, and traffic in the whole area was snarled. Paris police occupied several bus depots to guard against outbreaks after public bus drivers, garagemcn and other employes voted not to strike. The vote seemed symptomatic of a movement which promised to break the backbone of the nationwide strikes. The General Confederation of Labor's 6,000,000 members were split wide open. The Communist-led majority stood fast. The minority showed willingness to negotiate with the government. Metro or subway workers also voted against striking. A number of workers in the Northern coal mines voted to go back to the pits after mobile guards cleared str.\> crs from, several mines. 1 Railroads Again Operating Railroads, all paralyzed last week, were operating -at . about 80. per Df cent- of: normal. Sabotage at scat-. ih ] terea v -places in--the provinces appeared to be diminishing, and In some Southern towns where it was most: serious the police occupied ic depots. The main stations in Paris were pen and rimttiaiitug, -except for Garc D'Austcrlitz where elec- ricity shortages stalled about hall he traffic. Postal workers were going back _. their stations in Paris, and cer- ain categories of mail showed up in French homes and offices for the n-st time in 10 days. The seized power plants in Parts vere those which supply the city's iduslrial power and subway anil ticet lighting systems. They were at St. Ouen, Ivry, Vitry, St. Denis, ssy Ics Molincaux, ami Gennc- Villicrs. Six hundred mobile guards struck at Ivry alone, and like numbers were In action at the other plants. The guardsmen reported that the men they chased out of the plants it some places were not employed at them. Foreign Minister Georges Bidault, returning from the Big Four conference at London to take a hand In the government's struggle against the crisis, arrived at midday. Saboteurs unbolted the tracks In front of Gcntilly station and four cars of a suburban train were derailed. Several passengers were reported injured. Army technicians See FRENCH STRIKE on 1'aRe 14 ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Dec. 1. UP)_-n,is country In the next veral yenn will have to double Its 600,000,000 atomic energy invest- enl if it "really means business," avid E. Ltlienthal tald today. Lilienthal, chairman of the toiulc Energy Commission, told le American Society of Mechani- al Engineers that U. S. atomic eapons are constantly being re- cslgned and Improved. But the great bomb material lanUi at Onk Ridge, Tcnn.. and lanford, Wash., "were erected in ic greatest of haste" during the ar, he said, and: "It is obvious that they are not lie last word, that great Improvi- lenls are not only possibl« but es- entlal." Lilienthal spoke on the fifth an- ilvcrsary of the day in Chicago vhcn U. S, scientists produce: nmikind's first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction. The world, ho said, "will never be the »ame." He did not Indicate to what ex tent the ntomlu bomb has been ini proved In nuclear efficiency end power since Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed In l«tf. But "the bomb* thin far <t«- lonaled," Llllenlhal aald, "we the ery llril producU." "You know as en|ln*er>," he add ed, "lhat the first output I* almost certainly not the ap*x; If tliU were ue It would be the tint time hi technical history lhat lUuh waa the case." The nation now hai expended r>n Ihe order of two and a half billions of dollar! In the (atomic) enter prise," Lilienthal said. "If thl country really means buslneis, the: within the next several yean tin total expenditure will Increase to approximately five billions." Lilienthal laid he did not kno» whether atomic energy ultimate! would prove to be a good or ev tiling. But he asserted that "thei can be no putting the Ken I back In to the bottle," So the work must b carried on—by trained iclenlls and engineers. louse Members jet Foreign Aid Sill From Senate Some Sentiment Among GOP Leaders For Slashing Totals WASHINGTON, D«c. J, CUP) — Arab Mobs Storm Jerusalem, Loot And Burn Stores »j KJlav Simon Frew glaff t'orrecpoiulent JERUSALEM, Dec. 2. (U.P.)—Arab* today began Tighter Export Controls Urged GOP Policy Makers Propose 'Directives' For the President Ry Raymond Lahr (United Press Staff Corrfspondrnt) WASHINGTON, Dec. 2. (TJP> — House Republican policy makers today considered the possibility of legislation which would lorce President Truman to tighten up expor controls as an anti-Inflation measure. House Republican Leader Charles A. Hclleck said the idea was discussed at a House GOP Steering Committee meeting which considered Mr. Truman's imtirinfliUlon program and the administration's emergency foreign nld proposals. l No Decisions Reached Hnllcck said the House GOP leadership discussed the possibility of giving the administration "more di- Schwellenbach Asks For Power Authority to Hold Wages Sought by Cabinet Member WASHINGTON. Dec. 1. (UP) — Secretary of Labor Lewis B. Schwellenbach today asked Congress to set up a board with authority, to control wages in select Industries as a part of President Truman's anti-Inflation program. Urging approval of limited price control as well, Schwellenbach said present Indications are that living costs will not drop "In the near future" and that labor will seek higher wages unless there Is prompt action to check high.prices. On food alone, he said, the IMS outlook is for higher prices. His recommendation! and predictions were made In a statement prepared for delivery before the House ^ h v ..^ iti ^ %i ^.^ ^ Banking Committee. Schwe'^inbach rectVves' 1 "aiid iess"*disc"retiori "in" the promised that the .. controls—If field of export controls. He said no i decisions were reached. 1 Mr. Truman in his 10-point anti- nflallon program Nov. 17 asked. Baptist College Board Re-elects Rev. E. C. Brown Congress to extend -.and strengthen jovernment controls over exports. Present .export controls expire Feb. 29. Republicans iri. Congress have charged, however, that the administration has failed to exercise effectively the controls it already possesses. Halleck told reporters after the GOP leadership conference that one of the things discussed was the possibility of legislation "spelling out In greater clarity the president's export control powers." "The President now has the power lo control exports but he has permitted goods to flow out to countries not now needing relief. 1 ' Halleck said. "This has hnd n terrific Impact on prices. Speaking for myself, I think the President's failure to exercise the powers he has has been a bar! mis- tnke. I would like to sec that brought ndcr more rigid control." Taft Holds Similar Views H.alleck'5 views echoed those ex- •rcsscd by Sen. Robert A. Tnft, R. O., chairman of the Senate GOP 'olicy Committee. While the house GOP leadership's itratcgy conference was In progress ither congressional committees were considering other .phases of the 'resident's anti-inflation ^program The joint congressional economl committee heard spokesmen for th major grain exchanges accuse th administration flf making "unround ed political charges" against thei to justify a proposal for governmen regulation of commodity cxchnng trading. Mr. Trunmn asked for authority t invoke margin requirements. He h» charged that speculation on the exchanges is a big factor In high grain prices. The exchanges now fix the margin requirements. They recently were rniscd to 33-l[3 per cent at government request. granted—would be used sparingly. But he said the administration should have price and wage controls--over select commodities and industries to be.i«ii<j;*ifjw The labor *ecretar4| gantasd labor" woul^jj ag demands only- if! Jr. Truman authority! rice coiitrol on'.essential iM ^ foods, rents, LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 2 (UP) — Central College was read today lo receive applications from students following a meeting of the board of trustees here yesterday. After the meting, the Rev. E. C. Brown of Blythevilte. who was reelected president, said the school will re-open at Camp Robinson icxt Sept. 6 and that applications 'or admittance will be received immediately. The Rev. Mr- Brown said the joard will choose a president for the college as soon as possible and that selection of a faculty will begin at once The chool closed following last year's session at Conway. It will be reopened as a co-educallonal Junior college. Two Tennessee Girls Die in Farm Home Fire DYERSBURO, Tcnn., Dec. 2 <U p.)—Two children were burn- ed'to death today when fire destroyed their farm home at Brad ley's Ferry, 12 miles southwest o here. The victim;: were Ruby Delaine four, and her sister. Gladys Di anne, daughters of Mr. and Mrs Buford Stanley. The mother wa at a neighbor's house tliunM vtr* dittovcred. Laney Thinks Third Term His, H He Should Choose to Enter Race ' LITTLE ROCK, Dec.-2. (UP» — Gov. Ben Laney predicted today that he could win the 1948 gubernatorial election If he chose to enter the race but again declined to say if lie would seek a third term. "I would put up quite a fight and would be surprised if I could not win after having spent three years In the governor's chair," he said. Laney pointed out, however, that | conditions change and that his when the| chances for re-election might vary oru way or the other in the futurt. Missco Soybean Growers to Hear Talk by lowan Tickets for the Jaycee-sponsored soybean yield contest award banquet Dec. II today were on sale at Kirby Bros. Drug Store, Main and Broadway. Ed Crltz, former county agent nerc and originator of soybean planting in Mississippi County, will award the "Ed CriU Trophy" to the first place winner at the banquet, lo be held at the First Methodist Church. Sale of tickets will end Monday, Oscar Hazclbaker, chairman of the Junior Chamber of Commerce Agri culture Committee, said today. Principal speaker at the banquet will be George M. Strayer of Hudson, la., secretary of the America! 1 Soybean Association and editor ol the Soybean Digest. vlng Items, such as uel and clothing. Schwellenbach said the proposed -age board should be stationed in Is Labor Department. He said it was doubtful the wage controls vould be used In "more than a landfill of cases" but that they would be needed If any price con- rols were brought back. Top Republican leaders In Oon- !re-ss already have shown a mark- id coolness to the price-wage con- rol part of the President's antl- nflatlon program and it Is unlikely ,he controls would be approved. One major segment of organized 1 labor—the CIO—Is scheduled to make known its views on the proposed controls later today. The AFL ilready lias come out against re- imposition of either price or wage controls. i Prices Slill Rising Schwellenbach said slcppcd-up voluntary methods should be tried lirst in the battle to neat down Inflation and achieve "a proper price- wage relationship*" Controls, he added, should be ready a* a last, resort. On the domestic price front Schwellenbach, whose department keeps complete labs on prices, was pessimistic. Specifically, he said trial: Retail prices are at an all time high and wholesale prices are close to record levels. The increases have been "greatest in food and rents.' 1 The 1948 food outlook Is lor "higher prices and shorter supplies." Rents rose an average of four per cent from June lo September and will go up still more unless rent onlrols are extended and tlgliten- d by February. House Republican Leader Charles A. Halleck today reported "con sldemble sentiment" amoiiK House GOP members for cuts In the emergency foreign relief bill. llalleok made the statement at ter m meeting of the House R« publican Steering Cotnmltlcc. H .said Die committee made no dccl slons on the bill, 'There was a lot ot dlscusslc about Die ainoutil," the Indian Republican said. "1 can s»y llici Is considerable sentiment . among a lot ol Republicans that the amount In the bill IK loo large." llulkck referred lo the House bill which alrratly U »1,OUU,UOU below tlie V^TtlHM.OOO autliorlzutlun approved tiy the Senate jrefllcrilay by a vole of H3 to 6. The senate bill covered nld for France, Italy and Austria In substantially tho form asked by President Truman. The House version as approved by Us Foreign Affairs Committee not only slashed the total, but added WO.000,000 for China. The House Republican leadership was .seeking to get fast action on the measure despite a decision not In.bind GOP members to any specific course. Halleck said the only commitment the leadership has agreed lo is that a foreign afd bill should be passed. President Truman, "much gratified" by the Senate action, was quick lo telephone Ills thanks to Senate President Arthur H. Vandenberg, R,, Mich., and Senate Democratic Leader Albcn W. Barkley, D., Ky., for their part In "bringing about tho result." Vandcnberg, who steered the bill to Senate passage with milch •neechmaklng, . kept his reacllons pretty much to himself, "The vole speaks for Itself," was all he would say. To speed House action, Republican leaders called two separate meetings to give the House OOP caucus and the 'Jo|lcy-innklng steering committee the ; details of the foreign affairs committee bill: Same Disagreement Expected • 'ornied Republicans re|K>rted _ among, House^ OX>P • IrU' legislation.liciie ! epprted to favor sharp cut*, felt that substantially th* .mount requested by the administration should be allowed. Btlll another was opposed to granting any kind of foreign uld. Nevertheless, all agreed that the legislation should receive r|Uici handling. Arrangements Were mnde to have Hie House Rules Committee meet this afternoon—If Foreign Affairs Chairman Charles A. Eaton Is ready to present his case. The rules committee will'bear arguments for and against'sending I lie bill to the floor, but probably will not vote until tomorrow. I This meant Hint general debate probably would start Thursday. On I the same day the House Appropriations Committee will begin consideration ol legislation to provide funds authorized In the foreign affairs bill. lhre«-day general strike with a bur*t of atabbinga, itiRS, arson and mob violence that forced the Jewish under- Kroimd to line up with the British for the first time to try to mnintnin order. * ; ; \ ' Arab mobs stormed through Jeru- • ( f ' ', Lamarre to Sue Seneral Meyers Dummy President to Appear Today Before Federal Grand Jury WASHINGTON, Dec. t (UP)— Blcrlot H. Lamarre, the self-styled "dummy" president of Aviation Electric Co., said today he intends to sue retired MaJ./Gen. Bennett "E. Meyers for $10,000 he claims is due him from" another Joint business venture. , \ •> Ltunarre made the statement'to reporters as he went before,a federal grand Jury to tell "all I know" about the' wartime contract deals of the former high-ranking Air Force procurement-officer. Lamarre recalled that he told th* Senate War Investigating Committee that he gave Meyers $20,000 In 1045, of which $10,000 was to be his share of the capital In an investment firm he and Meyers were starting. The company was called the Aid Company. Lamarre said he wrot« Meyers last September telling him after"the sUrt'of the'Arab "strike', the wanted to withdraw from th* galcln'n streets, smashing slorea utoallng an estimated »1.000.000 worth ol Jewish property, and attacking Jews wherever they were found. A Jewish mob formed, ami, shouting, "revenue! revcngel" slnrted fur the Arabs, 'flic Jews, however, were tinned back by British |w>Ilce assisted, by members of Die HngHuu Jewish underground urmy No'human force, however, could keen all the Jews and Arabs separated, HIH! five hours ot disturbances led one Jew dead, at lca.it 20 wounded, and several Arabs wounded, Among the Jews auf- fiM-hig serious stub wounds was a corr03|X>mlciH (or Hie Brilisl Reuters News Agency. Seven Jcw.s »nd nevcn Arabs had died in previous disturbance touched of( by United Nations vote to establish a Jewish slate In Palestine. Pollen reported "nil quiet" In Jc rusnlem at 3 p.m. but an hou nter an Arab mob attacked Ih Jewish quarter of Montetlore, defended by 200 members of Hagnna. In the lighting, iwllcc were stoned clubbed. They med lear gas, Ai\ armored cur run (Iowa and seriously Injured ,nu Arab youth. Burning Jewish shops scut smoke billowing over the Holy city shortly Storm Off Coast Of Spain Sinks Two Small Vessels Thieves Take Automobile Parked on Holly Street A maroon 1947 four-door Chev role! sedan belonging to John Pit of Blytheville was tolen early thl morning, police reported. The car, bearing Missouri licens plate 782-065. was taken after mid night from where It was parked s 1201 Holly. H was equipped wil' log lights, radio and antenna. ool Weather Lingers The mercury here during last nigh ropped to within two degrees o le freezing mark »» it hit a low o 3 degrees, according to Robert E laylock. official weather observer Highest temperature recorded ere yesterday was 58 degrees. P-l- STORM OFF COAST -18- OPORTO, Portugal, Dec. 2 (UP) — Thirty-five men were reported lave perished today when the fish ng boat, Don Manuel SeKundo. san during a storm at the mouth of Ih Douro River, near the entrance Oporto llnrbor. which was billed as a peaceful demonsiratlon against the United Nations decision lo partition Palestine Into Jewish and Ai|ib stales. Jews, at first stunned by the fury of the Arab attack, soon began to form their own mob, -but were restrained only by Hagana leaders who mounted sound trucks and raced through the streets pleading with • Jews to remain calm. Hagnna, with British permission, .also sent Us men Into the Princess Mary area to evacuate jews threatened by Arnb mobs. The 'Hagaria troouK, although officially branded g(U,,j'Ope|ily. 'Cj^rled'*rms u hey forked sIde-By-side with' the British, Jews Start Mammoth Fire The biggest lire ot the day broke nt Just as the turbulance'seemef i lie waning. '11)0 blaze, sending p huge columns of oily smoke tut started by Jews in «n Arab :irage near y.lnn's Square. Tho llaines spread lo Arab-own- I studios and thciilcrs, marking le Jews' most effective retallatloi f the day. The British ordered a dawn-to usk curfew for the Arab sreas o erusalcni. The Jerusalem Holing was mark I by several outbreaks of shooting nlcndcd to frighten Jewish ftrab mobs. Several hundred Arab er c In each of several mobs tha ushcd through • the streets, CRUJ ng Christians and Moslems >alnt crosses or crescents on the! >ropc-rty to make It Immune froi Uiack. •' ' Jerusalem has not had such wild day In many years, but dis .urbanccs were not confined to th city that is Holy to Jews, Mos ems and Christians. Other Incidents occurred throughout Palestine and In Aleppo, Syria, 'and Cairo. One mob of several hUnd/ed Arabs surged out of the Damascus gate Just before noon, burning and wrecking nil Jewish shops they See ARAB MOBS on Pane It. SPANISH STEAMER GRONUOE PERROL, Spain. Dec. 2 (UP) The 1,739-ton Spanish steamer CB stlllo Cocn rnn aground near tl entrance of Fcrrol Harbor todn'y during a heavy storm and first reports said 26 members of the crew were missing. There were four survivors. The ship wns considered lost. New York Cotton Mar. May uiy Oct. Dec. open high 360tf 3621 3561 3580 3458 34.10 3118 3180 3612 3619 low 1:30 3578 3593 3537 3551 3426 3444 3142 3156 3590 3602 New York Stocks t p.m. Slock* A T ft T Amcr Tobacco Annconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Inl Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel ............ 267i8 Radio ...................... 10 Socony Vacuum .......... 163,1 Studcbakcr Standard of N. J ......... 1551 Texas Corp. .............. ** 'I Packard 152 3;4 67314 36 991|4 61 3[4 184 58114 531)2 12 3H 88 IH Negro Driver Arrested After Four Cars Damaged Landon B. Wilson, Blytheville Negro, entered a plea of not guilly In Municipal Court this" morning on a charge of reckless driving after the automobile he wns driving struck three parked cars last night In the 100 block on North Broadway. Bond v,as set at $250 and the cnsc was continued until tomorrow- Wilson's car a police report said, lit the parked autos after making left turn off Walnut and hearing South on Broadway. His car collided with another belonging to li. K- Page of Memphis which was parked In front of .he Holel Noble. The impact apparently headed the car Wilson Wm. W. Johnson Dies Following Heart Attack William W- Johnson died at. 3:15 n.m today in his home, '305 N Rnliroad St., of a heart attack. He was 54. Horn in Mississippi, Mr. Johnson had lived In Blytheville a number ! of years and was connected with the Bljlhcvlllc Oil Mill. Funeral scVvtces will, be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. at Holt Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. H. H. Dlevlns. pastor of Luke Street Methodist Church. Burial will be at Memorial Park Ccnictcvy. He Is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Johnson, two daughters, Mrs. H; E. Daugherty of Osccola and Miss Betty Jean Johnson of Bly- thevllle and two sons, William W. Johnson Jr., of Seattle, Wash., and Sam Edward Johnson of Blythe- vllle; three sisters, Mrs. F. L Stewart of Sledge, Miss., Mrs. E. L; Tohvcr. Brownsville, Tcnn., and Mrs. Ethel' Harris, Marks, Miss; and one brother, Marlon Johnson of Natchez, Miss. venture nnd demanding his »10,000. But, he said, he never got It. "The matter is in the hands of my attorney, Robert Knee, Dayton, ," Lamorre said. Lamarre said he was ready to tefl federal grand Jury "the whole ' ory, without reservation," 'about Is association wjth Meyers In the vlalicn ElectrloVCo. . . He Indl- atcd that his i testimony would osely parallel the story he cave enate Investigators. During the Senate hearing. La- narre and T. 'K\ Readonwer, A the Irm'n "dummy" Viee president,",t«s- Uled'th'ey kicked back most ot.tljelr exe<uUve"*«a1aJ|e« to MeJWi.'Thej Aid the general was the real owner of the company ind received-most ' if the profits. '. 'Meyers denied the charge. He saM le set up the Vandalla, O., firm'only because of his long-standing : lc"e nffalr with 'Lamarre's wife, Mildi-:J r former secretary. For that state- nent, Lamarre branded the 52- year-old retired officer a "snake" and Mrs. Lamarre threatened to sue ilm for slander. Wife Teitlflei, Too Mrs. Lamarre, comely Imzel-eyed brunette, testified before the grand lury yesterday as the' government continued Its case Tor Indictment* against Meyers. It wns believed to be seeking charges of perjury and subornation of perjury (inducing someone to commit perjury). If Indicted and convicted on these charges, Meyers would be liable to and 10 years in prison. Mrs. Lamarre nrrlved In Washing- . a maximum penalty of $4,000 in fines ton yesterday morning, accompanied by her husband and Readnower, her brother. She testified before the [rand jury for more than an hour. Lamarre and Readnower were the chief accusers of Meyers at the senate hearings. They charged, among other things, that Meyers tried to persuade them to conceal his connection with the firm from the Senale investigators. The Justice Department was reported ready to ask for a series of criminal Indictments which could cost the former air force chief over $600,000 In fines and put him behind tjars for the rest of his life. Mrs. Lamarre wns the only witness yesterday. , Fuel Oil f Gas Rationing Suggested of the Past Office. They belonged lo C. M. Renegar of Memphis and Mrs. Grace Taylor, staying at the Noble. Fender, grill and body damage resulted to all four cars. Soybeans Prices tab. Chicago: open high low close Mar ........ 393 3D3 May ........ 3» 380 386 360 J83A 381 Motorist Forfeits Bonds R. M Lewis forfeited a bond of $35.25 'in Municipal Court this morning on a charge of driving while under the influence of Indicating liquor and William Carllson forfeited a $15 bond on a charge of speeding. 1 Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy and warmer tonight. Wednesday -mostly \ WASHINGTON, Dec. 2. <UP)An administration official said today rationing and price control oi gasoline and fuel oil may be nee' essary if the Winter is severe. _ ^ Assistant Secretary of Interioi William E. Warne told the Senati Appropriations Committee, however, that, he hoped "certain othei controls" would make rationing and price control unnecessary. ". Some major oil companies already have begun allocating gasoline to distributors, limiting then to 85 per cent of amounts received In October. He told the senators lhat m«- torisls, householders aI >iJ the petroleum Industry soon will be asked to conserve voluntarily on g»*" ollne and fuel oil. "Voluntary conservation programs will soon be announced Involving' the cooperation of the consuming public, the Industry and the government," Warn*'said. But, he sold, In event of i "terrible Winter," work stoppagej or a pipe-line accident, rationing would be required to eos« shortages In some areas and assurt supplies for such vital uses as cloudy rains. and mild with occasional farm work. He said '"localized' shortages are expected anyhow during the next 12 months, »tarv Ing in th*

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