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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS •HIE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER O* 1 NORTHEASiT AKKAKSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI TOL. XUY— KO. 118 Blythsville Courier Blythevllle Dally N«wi Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle Herald BLYTHEVILLB.-ARKANSAS, WBDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8,1947 FOURTEEN PAGES eUNOLB COPIEI FIVB CUNTS Chest Drive at Half-Way Point $13,284 is Pledged On $26,780 Budget After Month's Work Total collections reported thrOugl yesterday In the Community Ches drive showgd that at the end of one month, the campaign had ob- alr.cd nearly half of the $20,180 budget adopted for the comim; year. The drive began one month ago yesterday and today the conlrlbn- ;lons re|x>rlcd thus far stood at $13,284.55. With the inclusion of four new agencies, the Chest this year will benefit 20 Blythevllle youth, welfare and civic argnnizations. A list of contributors released yesterday and showing an additional $1,589.55 In donations follows: Auditors Okay tMissco Officers' Handling of Cash County's Expenses During 1946 Were Near $300,000 Mark Operation of all departmcnU o the Mississippi County government during 19« cost the taxpayers a little less than $300,000 while taxes, direct and Indirect, bought $355,017.61 Into trie county treasury, It was' disclosed today In an audit made by members of the staff ol John J. Truemper, state comptroller. The revenue to the county's general fund amounted to $243,705.88 with an additional $50,050.32 received by the road fund, and $61.261.40 from Ihe state In the form of highway revenues allocated to the county for highway purposes, The county began its fiscal year with a treasury balance of $9,039.« and ended the year with a surplus ol $66.299.10, the audit shows. The county's financial records were checked by Accountants Odcl! Moudy, H. E. Jackson and Felix Malachowski, and Ihese men in submitting their report to Aubrey McCasland, supervisor of Ihe division of county audits in the slat* comptroller's office, complimented the county olficials for the manner in which their records had been If During 1946 warrants were drawn against the general fund for a to- ial of $188,985.21. and for $4«,98D.- 64 against the county road fund, and for $60,572.68 against the highway turnback fund. Much Gravel Used on Roadj Of Ihe lotal expenditures from the two road accounts, $61.517.18 •went for gravel; $7,911.12 for lunv ^, m u,, a ,, aa i ber, and $4^3o.l3 for drainage tile ^^jT™ Only $6,02954 was listed in the salary account for labor to man the road department. A total of $6,082.96 was spent for graders; $1,121.25 for trucks, and $7,468.16 for other equipment. Equipment repairs cost more than 12,000. A total of $60,537.56 was spent from Ihe county's general revenue tund in 1946 to help pay the cost of highway improvements. Cost of operating the sheriff's office, 'which includes that of '.ax collector, was greater than the to•-" Si for the other five offices where If jfliceholders are elected. Jxpen*?«. of ..thoyjjbpriff's -Office. In 1946, the'iast yei'f"of-HaTe"-Jack- son's term, were $51,570.86 ol which $26,930.80 went for salaries and $11,130 lor feeding of prisoners in the fc county jail. Expenses for each of .the other offices financed out of the general revenue fund were: county and probate clerk, $7,877.56; circuit and chancery clerk, S11521.64; treasurer, $8,136.76; county judge $5,388.81, ' arid assessor. $8,156.52. Salaries Principal Hem Of the tolal expenditure from the general fund for the six elective offices, $61,063.35 was for salaries of the officials and their deputies. Salaries of the county judge, sheriff and collector, and treasurer are $5.000. The county clerk in 194G received $3,000; the circuit clerk, $3,600, and the assessor, $4,200. The treasurer's office handled a total of $3,054,763.45, of which $451,682.13 was on hand at the beginning of the' fiscal year. Larger Herns which were a part of the $3,054,763 listed as receipts, included $431,752.32 from the taxes collected in the sheriff's office; $411.667.62 in school funds /from -the state; $127,430 in a tachcrs' salary account; $116,761.98 for vocational See MISSCO AUDIT on Page B City's Teachers To Be Guests of Church Leaders The Rev. Allen D. Stewart, newly elected president of the Ministerial Alliance, will deliver a briefs-welcome address tomorrow night at the supper being given by the organization at 6 o'clock at the First Baplist Church.' Guests for the supper will be all the teachers In the public schools here In Blythevllle, members of the School Board and their wives and Ihe ministers of Blythevllle and Ihclr wives. Baptists Rush Plans for Building Sanctuary to Replace Old Auditorium and to Enlarge Church School Facilities Detailed plans were announced today by he Rev. E. C. Brown, ]>Hstor of Hie First Baptist Church, for construction of a throe- ,oi'y building lo include a new s.inclunry with sealing capacity o£ 1,000, and for additional educational facilities for tho Church School to .ccomoditte at, least 1,000 pupils. The accompanying photograph shows the nrchllccl'a per&pecllve of the new unit which is lo be erected on .he site of the present auditorium and connect with the present, educational building. Church officials are proceeding with plans :onstrucllon will b« starled at the earliest date, it was announced. In addition to the sanctuary to replace tilt present auditorium, the new building will have a special chapel to be \ised for prayer services, small wcddfens and for funerals, the Rev. Mr. Brown said. The second and third floor of the building will be occupied by the. v two departments for Juniors In the Sunday School. Building plans call for several changes in the present educational struc-| Plans for Ihe tine to' make It conform to new unit. Church offices and addilloual Russians Poised To Grab Controls, Rep. Eaton Says WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. (U.P.)—Chairman Charles A; n of 111* House Foreign Affairs Committee, pleading or gpecdy handling: of the emergency foreign aid bill, said oday Russia In in » position to t«kt over all of Europe by ovcc in 'H hourse. * • —* Eaton niade the statement before » . M tiff I ft! Tram Wrecked I Saboteurs sancluray were tho] prepared by Uzzel S. Branson of Blythevllle and Ihe architectural Steele School Contracts Let Graham Smibury Beauty Clinic Wai pole's Electric E. B. Gee A. R. Wctenkamp & Co. Joe Ferguson H. C. Campbell Realty Loy Welch Cotton Co. H. C. Knappenberger Co. Chamblln Sales Larry Kneas Louie Isaac Dr. D. L. Boytl Playmore Billiard Hubbard Hardwsir* C. P. Dlakemore C. P. Rainbo Firestone Store -T. D. Smith Guard's Jewelry Holland & Taylor George W. Barham Ministers fleet Officer Of Alliance The Rev. Allen D. Stewart, paste of First Methodist Church, wa elected president of the Blythevill Ministerial Albance at a meetln Monday 4t First Christian Church Rabbi Alfred Vise, of Temple Is rael, was elected vice-president, th Rev. D. B. Bledsoe, assistant pasto of First Baptist Church was re elected secretary and treasurer. The Rev. Mr. Stewart, came t Blytheville a year ago from th First Methodist Church In Nort Little Rock. G. E. Keck H. G. Partlow Rpthrock's Drug Store CienerRl .-Insurance Agcn. F. W. Whitner First National Bank D. C. Pa fford Jessie Fondren Harry Myer G. Payne E. C. Cain C. D. Kinney Mrs. Joe Alexander, Jr. Bill Bowswell Mrs. Earl Buckley Mrs. Ivy Crawford Mrs. W. A. Edwards Mrs. R. A. Eades E. F. I .-y Mrs. Odic Freeman Trs. Fletcher Fisher •Irs. J. N. Fowler Irs. Vance Henderson Mrs. Jerry Hearn Mrs. E. D. Hayes Dr. I. R. Johnson Urs. Billy King Vfrs. Mabry Mrs. Alma McNeill Mrs. Frank Merritt tlrs. Ivan Murry rtrs. Dosha Mick Mrs. Lucille Pipkin W. Ramey Mrs. George Stillwell '. C. Thompson Mrs. N. W. Trantham Mrs. Enrl Williams Mr. &, Mrs. J. P. Garrolt $15.00 10.00 30.00 100.00 100.00 10.00 5.00 25.00 50.00 25.00 100.00 5.00 15.00 10.0 25.0 50.0 15.0 15.0 85.0 5.0 150.0 50.0 10.0 50.0 10.0 35.0 20.0 5.0 15.0 5.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 LO 1.0 1.0 2. 1. 1. .25 .30 3.00 .50 5.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 25.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 .50 l.CO 1.00 .50 25.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 20.00 diicalioual space will be provided I the rear of the new sanctuary. firm of McAntnch and Mahnkcr of Little Rock. The Rev. Mr. Brown said that the church now hu 185,551.77 In cash In a building fund to llnnnce part of Ihe construction costs. Another $10,000 In lo b« provided the budget (or 1948, anil from plans »rc taking form for i spe- cial cnmpiilRii to raise (25.000. A kick-off breakfast spotis by the Men's motherhood of th church In lo be held at T.M a, n next Tucsduy 'in b thn uhurch. Two Blytheviile Firms to Help Build $115,000 Structure Pour contracts were let, two of hem to Blytheville firms, for con- truction of a new 12-classroom grade school at Stecle, Mo., to ost more than $115.000 at a mect- HB of Ihe school board yesterday iftcrnoon in the Home Bcono :s, wilding on the Stcelc High Si t campus, ' - Top Livestock Awards Won by Pets Of Oklahoma Lad and Illinois Girl OHIOAGO, Dec. 3. (U.P.) —A boy* who wauls to stay down on the farm and a girl who wants lo head for Ihe big city set out to make their fortunes loday with the highest honors offered by the International Livestock Exposition. Old hands among farmers, ranchers and breeders continued lo comixile for lesser awards but the highest awards already were In the. hands of tho two teen-aged farmers^ Claude Millwec, 18, Port. Cobb, Okla., captured the grand championship steer award with "Big a base bid pus, A Kcneral contract the Gerhardt Construe Cape Glradcau, Mo., on of $102,170. The other contracts let and the base bids Included: hcntin?. W. S. Allen of nlythcvllle. S8.155; plumbing, Rogers Plumbing Shop of Steele, S-M88; and electrical. City Electric Co. of Blytheville, $2.205. Tile total net bid uspd as a basis for awarding the contract..:; was 8116,418. Work on • the new.iBChb'oi building is /scheduled to start j Boy," an 1,100-pound Shorthorn 'as warded I that cosl him * 7S when llc bought H^,,' rv, nf 1 't from a breeder. The biK animal lion CO. 01 ,_..,.._ ,., , *,,«nn Truman Starts For Florida on Brief Vacation KEY WEST, Fin., Dec. S. (UP) — President Truman arrived here this, afternoon In brilliant, sunny warm weather, less than five hours from a cold morning In Washington, to begin a five-day vacation loly Land Riot )eath Toll Jumps Soldiers Open Fire When Arabs Mob Jewish Truck Driver may bring him a record $15.000 when It goes on the auction block. Miriam Meyer, 1C, Crescent City, Illi, became the first woman to win the grand championship barrow ribbon In the 48 years the exposition has been held. She won WASHINGTON. Dec. 3. (UP)— President Truman flew to Florldi today for a brief vacation. Mr. Truman and members of hi staff took off In the White Hous foiir-engnle C-54 plane for Key Wcs at 8:12 a.m., BST. They will remain, there until Monday. Members of his official party In Stcelman, asslslan / Adm. William Lea hy, the Presldai t's chief of slaff eluded John to the Osceota Rotations Hear College Faculty Member OSCEOLA, Dec. 3. — Dr. R. C. Cassell, of the agriculture department of Arkansas State college in Joncsboro, addressed members of the Osceola Rotary Club at their weekly meeting here yesterday. Dr. Casscll told the Rotarians of the work being carried on by his department and the plans of Arkansas State's agriculture department for the coming years. Visitor* at yesterda.'s meeting Secluded Di-. W- T. Edens, president! of Arkansas State College, EricjRogers and Allan J. Patterson, of Jortesboro; Maj. W. F. Brum- fietd| of Little Rock; Leslie Speck and|L. C. B. Young of Osceola; and ' E. R Lancashire of Blythe- vlllel Postal Receipts For Biythcville Show Big Gains Postal receipts for November totaled $8,580.64, an increase of 25 per cent over receipts for thav mouth In 19M. Postmaster Ross S. Stevens announced today. Combined receipts for the months of October and November were S18.582.M, an increase of 30 per cent over the same two months last year, he said. Mr. Stevens also announced that, effective Dec. 1, the weight limit of airmail packages lo all overseas Army and Fleet Post Offices was ncrcased to 10 pounds. It previous- y varied, depending on the loca- .ion of the APO or FPO. The limit s now 70 pounds for all classes of packages from first through fourth ic said. July l. ' j In addition to the 12 classrooms. Ihe building will also provide space for two offices. It will be built of brick and will have a concrete slab roof, asphalt tile floors and crucible tile ceilings. The fire-proof structure will be located adjacent to the present grade school which will continue to be used until further building is undertaken. The new building was termed a starting point for a larger school plant which is being contemplated and which may eventually provide 25 or 30 classrooms. Attending yesterday's meeting were Steel School Superintendent O T Coil, Architect Uzzc'J S. Branson of Blythcvllle and these members or the Steele Board of Education: Prank Huffman, president; W. T. Bishop, vice president; William I.. Bnrls. secretary; Dick Flummcr. Ralph Hail. T. A. Haggard and Hobart Wells. Robert R. Grimes Dies Suddenly In South Carolina Robert R. Grimes, former Blytheville business man. died yesterday at 4 p.m. of a heart attack in Lexington. S. C. He was 42. Born In Troy, Tenn., Mr. Grimes came to Blythcvllle to reside before reaching school age. He graduated from Blythevillc High School in 1924, where he played football for the Chicks. He had been employed by R. D. Hughes and Co., for 20 years before going into business for himself about with a 200-pound Ohcster White she calls "Pal." Both said they were convinced that the Nawards were the begin-; c1nrk''6nfford "counsel of Ihe Prei nlng. not Ihe climax,of their ca- Wcnt; Rlltl Stanley Woodward, State rccrs. But their ambitions diffen Dcparlmfhl chief of protocol, greatly. Millwec wants to slay on [ 1n , e p^dcnt w m interrupt the farm and become a big time • t , the Kcy Wcsl submarine has stock man. Miss Meyer wanls lo, SnUlrdny to spcnk at tm , ( | cd , en tio ' of tlie Everglades National Par whlcb takes up most of the extreme soulhern tip of Florida. Mr. Truman will fly buck to Washington Monday to resume pre- be a nurse. Stock experts predicted today that both would start their careers with record riches as result of their stock show winnings. They pointed to the attention that Mlllwee, a shy, serious six- By Kolicrl Miller Uuilcil frrstf HUff Corre&ponilcr JERUSALEM, Dec. 3. «JP)—11 nfotvcd Arab bnndu resumed ant Jewish rioting In Palestine today as heir fellow-MoHleins in Cairo gathered In front of the United States cmbussy to shout, "Down with America." One Jew, HugHiia area commander M'jbhe Nenman, wivs killed on the Jaffa-Tel Aviv border, and two Arabs were seriously wounded by soldier guulire In Jenifjalein. • The day's second fntallly occurred at Jaffa-'Hate In Jerusalem Vhen Arabs mobbed a Jew drlylnx truck lo the ulty'« commercial begiuy shoot-, ' paratlon of his long-range European Holiday Stretched WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. (UP)— President Truman has signed i»n ex ecutive order giving government workers a half-day off on Chrlst- mai Eve, In addition to their regular full day holiday on Christ- m« Day. foot-two-lnch youth, had received recovery program which will lie oul- white "Big Boy" was winning his lined to the emergency session of the way up through minor awards lo Congress shortly after hls-return. the grand championship. The National Shorthorn Breeders Association look esj>ecial interest in the slcer. If "Big Boy" drew Ihe predicted slft.ODO at auction, he would exceed the 514,500 paid for last year's champion. Miss Meyer's barrow may briiiij her $2.000 if the 1945 record of 57 a pound is exceeded, the experts said. f Milhvcc's grand champion andj LONDON Dec. 3. (UPJ—Sccrc- thc University of Wyoming's re-: tn ,. y of stnte George C. Marshall, serve championship Hereford will, n i n Vincd and Impatient over the crl- be auctioned off tomorrow. The | 5 , s ln ^ m ^ acc |dod today to send Marshall Sends Dulles to France sale last year brought a record of S10.50 a pound for the top steer, Oklahoma A. ^ M. college's Shorthorn. Royal Jupiter. Miss Meyer's Chester White ROCS on the block Friday when the grand champion wether owned by i (h Oklahoma A. & M., also will be " ciunl!r sold. John Foster Dulles, his Republican ec'viscr on foreign affairs, to Parll on a fact-finding mission. Dulles, a member of the Amcrl can delegation to the Big Four Con- County Settles With City for '47 Tax Funds Mississippi County Sheriff William Berryman today turned over - - . . . . . . to the city a check lor $40,150.78 in a year ago. He had recently sold his , sclt!cment tor i nc munlc ipal fivc- fcrence, will fly to Paris tomorrow permitting. Otherwise T-ll) go by train and boat. As Marshall's personal emissary lie will confer with all lop Frcncl officials:- He planned specifically to have long talks with Premier Rob cit He hum mi and Gen. Charles di Gaulle. Dulles' mission will l)e to determine the status of the political and economic crisis in France. It ha. been a big factor in all but stale mating the Council of Ministers in their discussion of Germany. The length of Dulles' trip was undetermined. When he returns he business and gone with Mrs. Grimes to Lexington because of failing health. Funeral arrangements were not known here lotlay, but services will be held In Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. I t] Leona Grimes, and a sister, Mrs. ' Willie Darnell of Troy. Weather Moderates A slight increase in temperatures here yesterday sent the mercury to a relatively mild high of 64 degrees, according to Robert B. Blaylock, official weather observer. The lowest temperature recorded during last dight also was higher than low readings of the past week. It was 46 degrees. Negro Fined $125 After Series of Accidents Landon \ Wilson, Blythcville Negro arrested after the car he was driving struck three parked cars at Walnut and Broadway Monday night, xvas fined SI25 and costs In Municipal Court this morning for j reckless driving. j _. — n Wilson's car hit one auto, then i rire Lausex Damage in Osceola Firemen Make Two Runs Fire, said to have been caused b> an oil cook stove, resulted in slight damage to a Negro residence at 503 West Ash this morning. Firemen also extinguished a grass fire yesterday afternoon in the 1900 bloc* on West Main Street. Slight damage lo a nearby fence resulted. Soybeans Prices f-o.b. Chicago open high low 387'i 387'i 382 386 ',4 J7» milt ad valorem tax and 5-1-imll bond retirement levy collected by him this year as ex-officio tax collector. This amount shows an increase of about S6.500 over last year's set| tlcinent, City Clerk Prank Whitworth said today. This was due to collection of the voluntary three- mill road tax, also a source of this settlement. The regular three-mill road tax is also included. Mayor E. R. Jackson commented Ihis morning lliat this was the first year he has been in office during which a portion of this money was not borrowed in advance of the settlement. the other two. He claimed that i another car hit him first but witness said in court thai no oilier headed across Broadway and struc'c j y^ OSCEOLA, Dec. 3. — Fire belivcd caused by an electric light bulb moving cars were on the street at lcft burning near the celling caused damage estimated at near $40C the ime. The cars belonged to persons staying at the Hotel Noble. ! to a classroom of the Rosnwuld olc I Negro School here laic last night In other action, the court UK>V a forfeiture on a bond of $35.35 .flit [ A hole approximately five-feet will report personally to Marshall on his Judgment whether it Is |X>ssl- blc to continue Ihe discussions here In the light of the'French crisis. Fear* for France'R Future Marshall will want to know especially what the outlook is for France —what the chances are of the current government slaying In power, as well as the chances of the Communist or DC Gaulle movements replacing It. Marshall was especially concerned about the effect of Ihe present crisis on tlic aid plan bearing his name. He also wanted to know what kind of ftilure government he can expect In France before he makes his final decision on such Issues as internationalization of the Ruhr. It was understood Marshall would ; be exlrcincly reluctant lo make any decisions here which would give France a large voice or even a veto over the development of Western Germany If France a few months hence was lo be ruled by cither the extreme left or the extreme right. Foreign Minister Georges Bidaull of France returned from a quick trip to Paris. He conferred with toward tho Jewish quarter". /ffie soldlojs were almost engulfed before they opened fire, and dls|>er.scd Ihe mob. (The Exchange Telegraph • News Agency reported two Jews were Hied and seven wounded during Horning battles on the Jaffa-Till Aviv border. Arab losses were re- loried eve liheavlcr.) Before today's casuallle* were adilfd up, 2'i Arabs anil Jews were kncnm lo have been killed In Hits rioting louclitil off by the United Nations decision to srt up a Jewish ftlalr in parl itf I'aleslliif:. At Haifa, Jews bent on rctallia- llon set lire lo seven Arab shops. Arabs from .surrounding villages boarded trucks and sped toward Jerusalem. Alarmed British officials extended for another 24 hour* the curfew that was intended la keep Arabs in their homes. Jcw.s, meanwhile, rallied their own forces when a 15-lmck convoy loadeil with lood and armed Jews broke through an Aral) ambush to reach Jewish communities where; several thousand families were fitraiulcd. Between 3.000 and 4,000 persons demonstrated In Cairo against the United Nations decision to partition Palestine Into Arab and Jewish states. Apprixlmately 500 persons gathered In front of the American embassy lo shout, "Down with. America." American officials •nasilly closed the embassy gates, and no damage was done. Police arriving on the scene a few minutes later pushed Iho. students on down Ihe slicet. Jerusalem rioting broke out anew shortly before noon when a curfew ended. The Urltl.ih announced that Arabs would be allowed to Be - on the streets to gel food and wa- ler until sunset tonight, and then House Rules Committee, which consloerlng hbt request lo send Ihe House floor his committee'* 590,000,000 bill for th* relief of ''ranee, Italy and Austria, and Chi- Enton cllert his comnilllec's r*- oi't which showed Hint Soviet Rus- la and ll.i satellite stales had 5,- 1X000 men under »rm» a,s cowpar- I lo 3,418,000 which would be mus- cral by free European nallons. "We might Just an well face the Ituntlon Hint Russia promises to onnuer the world either by Infll- rallon or by lorce of arms," said Eaton, "She Is Irylng to postpone actual war an long as she can." •What is Id prevent, Russia from akhiR over all of Europe In 2i lonrsV" asked Rep. Eugene K. Cox, )., Cm., a member of tho rules com- nltlcc. Not a thing, not a thins," Ka- on replied. "flnssln," Kalcm Mid, "could take iivri all of Krancr, lUly and I'ortugal In' three weeks, li has lit* machinery there to do It." He aurccd that thn amount proposed for Inlerlm aid for Prance, Ilaly and Austria "is not going to kcp Russia nut but 11 will help Mislain llw morale of those countries." "It will ailed Hit! courage ol these iH'oplo lo limit; on a bit longer," Katon said. The House 'bill provides 530,000.- OCO lor the three couulrlcs and $60,000,000 for China. The Senate pass cd version provides $501.000,000 for the three nations and nothing for China. Speaking of conditions In Ilaly, Enton salil that If Ihe Ilallan food rallrfn falls much below what II 1» now—"uuil It is at starvation levels"—he could see "no power on earth that could prevent the Communists from taking over, . "And If Ihe CimimunlnU take . over Italy, U means thai Ruula will takv. II over. If Russia dor»< thai, then Russian W.UI take over Greene 'and Turkey." ' '? Eaton, appealing for fa.it House! action, suggested only one day of general debate be allotted. But he said that "If the committee insists" he would not object to two days "or — God help us—three days." \ He went before Ihe rules committee as a high army source predicted that Russia, using bloodshed In Palestine as an excuse, will occupy I lie Holy Land with troops in a matter of months. At Llui same time, Eaton's committee said that Russia is trying both lo prevent American aid lo Etirnpe and Asia and make such aid "1U Ineflccllvu and expensive »s possible" lo bleed the United Stales economically. The committee also made public Army Department figures showing that Russia and her satellites hive 5,213,000 men under ^rins »» compared to 3,416,000 who could be mustered Immediately by free Knro- pean nations—a ratio of about 5 to 3. French Government Calls Reservists to '. Deal With Crisis PARIS, Dec. 3 <UP)—The government moved late today to mobilize 80,000 Army reservists to deal with a national crisis intensified by nountlnft sabotage which killed an officially reported' 20 persons In a Tain wreck' outside Arras. Jittery Parisians got their most impressive demonstration ol strength marshaled against, th« Communist^ leadership of the crisis when mobile guards in full battl* kit cordoned off oft Ihe National Armemblj' against rcporlcd Communist plans lo march on It In force. If the Communists had such plans, they abandoned them In the face of the show of strength. When no marchers showed up he brls'llnf cordon, was withdrawn and the traN flu block around the. assembly finally dissolved lale in tile day. The assembly plugged away at Premier Robert Schuman's emergency program. It already had approved legislation enabling the government lo Jail and fine anyone obstVuctlng a back to work movement, and Schuiimn . was driving for voles on the remainder of hli measures to fight the Communist*. To Call In XO.OM KeMrirlilta The cabinet met for three hour*. H was reported officially to hav« set In motion the machinery for mobilizing the '80,000 reservist* M authorized by "the first pha** ol Schuman's program. • r The French crisis was keyed ka where drastic lawk to curb Communist-led strife were In the mak,- ing. .11' ... v Four/ thousand helmeted police and mbbllti guards' blocked of all avenues and streets leading to the assembly within • radius of' five blocks. Light machine guns and sup^ piles of tear gas bombs were stacked on the Seine quays In front of the assembly. For the first lime since the Communist demonstrations started, the guardsmen and police were weaMng- sleel helmcUt and were prepared for the most rigorous eventualities. Security Force Sees Action Police officials said the security force was ordered out when they received reports that the Communist Party was planning a big dem- onstration'of workers and a march on the assembly. All traffic was stopped as far .way as the Madeleine, a quarter of a mile from the assembly chamber where Premier Sc.. man wai battling for legislation to crack down hard on the Communist leade|- shlp of the national crisis. The Place de La Cobarde, where some of the demonstrators were reported planning to rally, was blocked off. Barricades were thrown up along streets leading to the Place de la Concorde, on which the United States embassy faces. Police In riot trucks and mobll* guards were heid in reserve in side street* on both the right and left banks of the Seine around the assembly. Barricades were slacked up along would be under house arrest until 5 p.m. Thursday. The iliitish also ordered a curfew on the "no-man's-land" between the Jewish city of Tel Aviv and lh« Arab city of Jaffa. Clashes in '.he area continued throughout the night while Jewish shops burned. Snipers used the glare of tin; flames to find their targets. One fire brigade chief, a Jewish constable and three members of Hagana wcic bit. Fighting carried on into the moinlng hours, with sporadic bursts of machincgun fire sweeping the narrow streets as British armored cars roiled down the Ihoroughfarcs announcing the curfew through loud-speakers. .lews Prepare for Sclg* At Haifa, Jews on Ihcir way lo work clashed with Arabs. I3ot!i groups fted when police set olf up by Alvln Davis following his ar- i riiamcicr was burned in the i rest on charges of driving while j c oiiing^fihe.«hoo" causing con- » ls «*""'>-• Mlulrlc , e f° uve de !"" 1 " under the Influence of liquor. ! «w"" a i,i° ."'tr ,,°i Ji,Vr .fU^c i vlltc. who represented France at the I slderable smoke ami water damage | Mar close 3Sf. tw Weather ARKANSAS—Mostly cloudy with In the center of the classroom, The fire was discovered by a scattered showers tonight and motorist who turned In the alarm. Thursday. Colder 1 Northwest por- The Rosnwald School Is located on lion (his afternoon. Llltle change' Norlh Highway 61 In Ihe.Northern in Umperaturet elsewhere. I outskirts of Osceola, to take up the Austrian treaty tills afternoon, Austrian Foreign Minister Karl Grubcr conferred with both British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bcvln and American Secretary of Slate Marshall Secretary of UN May Make Visfr To Holy Lands LAKE SUCCESS, N. T , Dec. ». (UP) — United Nations Secretary- General Trygve Lie disclosed lo- day lhat he may take personal charge or the UN personnel assigned to help carry out the partition of Palestine. Lie told a news conference he wns considering traveling to the Holy Land for the slart of operations of the five-nation UN com- the famous Rue Royale, which leads mission which soon must begin from the Madeleine lo the Place splitting the Holy Land into Arab J - ' and Jewish slates. Lie also said he would go to Europe next month to Investigate Ihe five remaining possible assembly sites — Geneva, Paris, Brussels. Amsterdam or the Hague, and Prague — in an effort lo determine the best spot for next year'» meet- Ing. The recent assembly session voted lo hold the 1048 meeting In Suropc, reluming here trte fol- owlng year. Llc said that if he travels to Palestine with the UN commission, ie will remain with the group only temporarily, Presumably he would move from the Holy Land lo Europe for his tour of possible assembly sites. On the question of Palestine, Lie said he formally notified the Security Council today — as required by UN procedure — of the General Assembly's decision to partition the Holy Land Into sovereign Arab and Jewish states. de la Concorde and across the Pont See FRANCE on Taje » Banks in Osceola Mail Christmas Savings Checks OSCEOLA, Dec. 3. —Chrlstmu sKvings checks totaling $34,315 wer« mailed this week to 375 South Mississippi County citizens by Osceola's two banks, it was announced '. today... C. E. Dean, cashier of the Planters Bank, stated that checks totnl- ing $15,064 were mailed to 115 account holders by his bank, and Sam Lockhart, cashier of the Mississippi County Bank, said that » total of $19,251 was distributed among 200 Christmas savings Recount holders by his bank. scare bombs. No casualties were reported. Jerusalem Jews prepared for a sclge. Trucks carting food to Jewish communities also carried members of Palmach, the striking arm of the Jewish Defense Army, Hag- ana. A similar convoy reached Ketar Kzion, a fortress-like .sulllenienl of Jews in Hie Hebron hills, where 20!0 Jewish families were slaughtered in 1929. Ten thousand members of Hag- ana look up strategic positions in the "no man's laud" between all*e« HOLY.LAND on Faf* • Hot Springs Lumberman, And Girl Die in Crash MT. FDA. Ark., Dec. 3. (UP> — Two persons were killed today when the car in which they were ruling overturned on Highway 270 Northwest of here. 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