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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 1 TMK rw~id*iw A we kn,«\ueMi • nr.m *>w km«<M.r.-.. »-,.«. ._._....„._._.__ > ^^i^^ THK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLIV—NO. 222 BlythevlUs Courier Slythevllle Dally Newt Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle Herald BIA'THKVILUK, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 194T TWELVE PAGES Test Vote Looms Jn House Today On Inflation Curb Republicans to Ask Democrats to Take Bill Without Changes i WASHINGTON, Dec. 15. (UP.) —The House voted down a Republican move to Jam through the ('.Oft anti-inflation legislation. The' vote may have killed all chance* for legislation fa combal Inflation during the special session of Congress. PASHINGTON, Dec. 15. (UP) — House Republican leaders definitely decided today to try 'to push their four-point anti-inflation bill through the House under a speedup procedure that would limit debate and bar amendments. . Republican Floor Leader Charles A. Helleck said that as lar as he was concerned the GOP counter- Inflation plan would be put up to the House, on a take-it-or-leave It basis. It was scheduled lor Iloor consideration today. House Democrats immediately announced that they would oppose the Republican move, which Involves suspension of House rules. Republicans have a majority In the House but not a two-thirds margin. The Democrat* wanted to offer amendments which would bring the GOP bill more into line with the "ID-point anti-inflation program •eque.stcd by President Truman. Speed Termed Essential The GOP bill was far short of Mr. Truman's requests which included, among other things, standby power to impose rationing and wage-price controls. "We must get the bill to the Senate this afternoon if we're going to do anything at all with it during the special session," Hal- leek told reporters after a pre- session huddle with Speaker Joseph W. Martin, Jr., and Banking Committee Chairman Jesse P. Wolcott, H., Mich. ' They decided the GOP strategy. It was agreed that Wolcott would move that the bill be considered under a suspension of the rules. f This, lias the effect of limiting debate to 20 minutes on each side unless there is unanimous agreement for more time — and no amendments except such as are incorporated in the original motion. After the debating time has ex- Youthful Etowah Hunter is Killed Seven in Arkansas Die in Week-end Fires, Accidents Two of at least seven Arkansans who died violently over the weekend in a series of hunting accidents, fires and other tragedle". were Mississippi Countnlans, It was disclosed today. Gerald Mays, 23, Leachville. died in a Memphis hospital Saturday of injuries suffered in a Paragould roadhous e fight Oct 6, and Doyle Pain, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Fain of Etowah was killed when a gun in the hands of a hunting companion was discharged accidentally Friday. South Mississippi County officers Investgatcd and said that the boy was killed when his two companions, who had been hunting rabbits, stopped and built a fire. The charge from the weapon struct him al close range. Deputy Sheriff Cliff Cannon ol Osceola Investigated and reported that the boy was hunting with Norris Junior Hamm, 14, and James Edwarl Harness, 16. in a field near Ploodway when Hamm's 20-guage shotgun was discharged. The charge struck young Pain in the forehead killing him instantly. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon In the Etowah Church of God -by the Rev. Mr Gotlford and burial was In the Garden Point Cemetery. The youth is survived by hi* parents, three brothers. David, Robert and Delbert, and a sister, Mrs Virginia Stafford. May's death In Memphis brought to (wo the number of fatalities In gun play staged in the Paragould roadhouse. Itoy Newbold, operator of the place, already was under bond for the fatal shooting of William la-ing Davis, 23. Other tragedies reported toda; by the United press Little Rock Bureau included: George Thomas Scolt, ^year- old Driggs mall, accidentally sho'. and killed himself while hunting near his home. Mrs. Scott founc the body when she began a searcl after her husband failed to return A 22 caliber rifle bullet tiad pene tratcd Scott's abdomen. In Little Rock, two Negroes were 8IN6LB COPIES FIVB CENT! Police Battle Rome Strikers Rome, Italy, police charge into a group of demonstrators gathered on the Corso Umberto fluuild* a newis- paper office, during disorders that followed the general strike called by Communist leaders. (NBA R*dlo- Telephoto.) Stalin in Drastic Move Slashes Ruble's Value And Tells Russians It Is Blow at Marshall Plan LONDON, Dec. 15. (U.l'.)—The Soviet government moved today to halt H rising spiral of inflation by slashing the value of the ruble by as much as 90 per cent, effective tomorrow, but softened the blow by announcing the end of rationing. The Soviet press Immediately + hailed the drastic program as a heap' blow at the Marshall plan, "which, as is known, constitutes.a plan of economic enslavement of Europe by American imperialism." Russians will be given one week starting tomorrow to trade In .all their old rubles at 10 to 1, with an additional week of grace for remote sections of the country. Alter Dec. 2, the old ruble will be worthless. With the end of rationing, almost all prices will be pegged at or below the ration ptice, eliminating free markets and decreasing the average Russian's living expenses by two thirds. Official and semi-official announcements Impressed upon the people that this was an orderly Devaluation of Ruble by Russians Branded "Repudiation of Currency 1 burned to death and three others ! method ot overcoming .the postwar were injured when : crisis, as. compared to the fire destroyed I economic a rooming house. The victims were capitalist system of unemployment, 24-year-old Preston ' Meyers "and Zelma Q. Robii have to swing some Democratic J votes to win. .... Democrats Object "' Democrats objected to the content of the bill as well as the Republican maneuver for considering it. The GOP bill provides lor a one- year's extension of the present controls on railway transportation anu exports; for' voluntary allocation by industry of scarce materials where the president approves, and for an increase in federal reserve bank gold certificate requirements. Dmocrats objected to the gold reserve clause and the waiving of the anti-trust laws for voluntary allocations agreements. They also favored a bill giving the administration compulsory allocations powers. And they wanted rent control extended for a yam- beyond next Feb. 29—the date that rent control, as well as the transportation and export controls, are scheduled to expire. It was obvious that Republican leaders were in no mood to retreat from their position that the Democrats would have to accept their anti-inflation program as it stands or risk getting none at all. Halleck. attacking the administration for "playing politics with prices, that if Democrats vote against the GOP measure "they .fill have to take the responsibility, -for defeating all action at the special session." HD s-id there had been so much "bickering, confusion and outright cor.fHU" in the administration ovci prices that he doesn't believe ti-.j ndmin'stration wants to haul dov. n prices. discovered. Robert R Wolfe, 34-year-old Crossett man, died in a Crosseti hospital from injuries received when he was thrown from a horse. He ; survived sisters'. by one brother and two Mrs. Albert Wclton, 37, died In a Russellville hospital from burns received -when the family homo at Potlsville was destroyed by fire. Four other members of the family were injured and are still under physicians' care. They are Wanda Welton, Jerry Welton, Bobby Wei- ton and Rhoney Welton. Sixty-year-old Rupert, A. Stuart, cashier of the First National Bank of Gurdon, shot and killed himself in the directors room of the bank. His wife heard the "hot and found her husband in a dying condition with a smoking pistol nearby. A coroner's jury returned a verdict of suicide. Mrs. Stuart said her husband had been in ill health. Meanwhile, two Bauxite employes of the Reynolds Metals Company are In a Little Rock hospital for treatment of injuries suffered when the light plane crashed into a housing project at Bauxite. Tlie victims are Vernon W. Fulcher and Roy V. Thomason. Fulcher is not expected to live. A younsr Malvern physician. Dr. C. F. Peters. Is in a Little Rock hospital after being injured in the head-on collision of two cars on Highway 67 near Malvern, J. T. Austin of Ennis, Tex., was slightly injured. decreased production, and .higher prices wage cuts WASHINGTON, Dec. 15. (U.r.)—Moscow'i draillc revaluation of Ihe ruble was described here IwU; u » '.'monetary purge" that indicate* Russia's Inflationary trouble. »re Ur wor»« than ever *iupect«d on this side of Ihe iron curtain, + —. _ . The step was not completely unexpected here. Tho State Department's "Voice of America" programs broadcast a tip that it was coming II days ago. But even the most informed officials were amazed by the exchange rate under which many Russians will get only one new ruble for every 10 they now hold. One federal reserve official said he could recall no other incident in recent history when a great pow- had \irtually repudiated its own " _— -t * * f >** »JT, Shoe Machinery Combine Alleged WASHINGTON, Dec. 15. (UP)— The Justice Department, today filed an -anti-trust suit againnl the United Shoe Machinery Coropra- " Truman Confers With Leaders On Marshall Plan Stop-Gap Aid Bill Up for Final Action In Congrats Today WASHINOTON, IWw. IS. (D.r.) —The Senate Uxtay approved it final vrnlon of .the $591,000000 winter ifll«f bill for France, Idly. AuitrU and C!hlna anrt lent It to Ihc hoiiM for final oonircMloiul action. WASHINGTON. Deo. IB. (U.P.) —President Truman assured congressional lenders today tlml he will submit his message on tlie Marshall plan for long-rungu European recovery before the spi'clnl session adjourns on Friday. Mr. Truman conferred for 18 minutes at the White House Ihis morning w lth Home mid Senate leaders ot both parties. After the meeting, Semite president Arthur Vandenbcrg, R,, Mich., siilrt Mr Truman "wanted to notify us tlml he will have his message on the long-ranso plan for submission this week," Mr. Tniimm also wanted to iisk the congressional leaders about their plans for adjournment, anil they told him bolh houses nlnn to quit Friday.,- : Congress' action In the $507, 000,000 bill tor emergency aid to Europe Is near completion. A conference compromise authorising slop-sap alit to France, Ituly, Austria and Chlnn Is expected to receive approval of both Houses today. Okay Nr» r on Stop-Gap Bill Vamlenbern snld Mr, Trunmn did not reveal exactly when his Marshall plan mcssuge would bc sunt to Congress except tlmt It will go up before Friday. Mr Truman does not plan to deliver the message In person I; Us length. Vandenberg said Mr. Truman Showdown Stage Set for London's Big Four Meeting LONDON, Dec. 18. (U.P.)-The Western delegation, held H crucwl meeting today a few hours before,the Bia tour foreign, ministers gathered for a session that probably will determine whether their »!xth conference will collapse or continue m an effort to roach an understanding about Minister Resigns ttnrt* of "tiieir". hoarded "cash 'gaiiis"arid' , UD contacted "significantly, Mos- eliininating all counterfeit German cow ' s announcement came on the . disclosed no details of his message. He said It was "obvlouii from the brevity of the conference" that no other subject* were taken up. , As the administration campaign for long-rango help to Europe got rolling, the emergency aid bill was ready for final approval by Con- rubles introduced into the country during the Nazi occupation. Russians greeted the new program with general rejoicing. Their wages will remain the same, paid in new rubles with 10 Limes more purchasing power. Almost all consumer prices are fixed at the ration price level or tower, eliminating the double standard of ration prices'and commercial ,or free market, prices. Elimination of rationing tomorrow was expected to set. off a buying rush for food and clothing, which have been scarce under the controlled Russian economy. Russians in general believed that huge rese r ves m list h ave to ecu bu lit up by the government to meet the expected demand. The Russian announcement said the move was the "last sacrifice" of the war, designed to return Soviet economy 1o prc-ivar standards. International observers, however, saw U in .1 more ominous light. These sources said the currency reform was connected with the struggle for power in Europe and was designed to reinforce Russia's internal economy for the forthcoming battle against the Marshall pi an. There was some speculation that Russia may put the ruble on the Fire Damages r'vv- F:re believed to have started when an oil cook stove flared iip today gutted a grocery store operated by L?\v;r--C!> Carney at 2200 Chickn- sawb:. and s".cpt through living quji-tcrs in th c rear of the structure occupied by him and his wife. A N6ith wind fanned the flames an r l they shot through and en- eulfcd thc 16 by 30-foot frame stu-eturc by the time firemen arrived. Firr chief Roy Head said Mrs Carney left the store for a few minutes this morning and returned to 'ind it in flames. The wind, lie kiiid. carried the flames the length Mrs. W. A. McAfee Dies In Memphis Hospital Mrs. W. A. McAfee died Sundry night at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis or a heart attack after a three weeks' illness. She was H. Mrs. McAfee, widow of W. A. McAfee, had lived in Blytheville many years Memphis. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at the home ^ building. Firemen answered a call last night to a rooming house operated by Harry Atkins at 125 1-2 West Main when an oil healer flared up. No damage resulted. Firemen also extinguished a grass fire Saturday afternoon at 209 Dougan. Weather ARKANSAS—Rain today, and In Northeast portion tonight. Colder tonight. Tuesday partly cloudy with little change In temperaturt. heels of Russian charges that postwar inflation had brought capitalistic countries to the brlnlc of collapse. Tlie announcement also appeared to confirm recent reports that the Russian people had been engaged in widespread panic buying In anticipation of a crackdown on their money. Officials here pointed out that while many Russians will lose 90 nounccd under the same .program are as sharp. The price of bread, for example, will be lowered only 12 per cent. Must Await Result, Francis B. Stevens, associate chief of the State Department's Eastern European Division, said it would not be possible to tell Immediately what effect the Soviet Sec REPUDIATION on Face 12. u. s. District Court at Boston. It seeks to compel the company to sell all its plants used 111 the manufacture of supplies lor shoe factories. The ault also would compel the firm to sell some of IU plants used In manufacture of shoe machinery and tunning machinery and to offer to sell its .machinery to shoe manufacturers Instead of only teasing, ai it does now. "By reason of the defendant's monopoly," Clark .said, "it, Is impossible for an American shoe man- gress. W'dj lerfie was to come, on a con- report Adjusting fllffcr- .in bills originally approved •Germany. Foreign Secmar, Erne* Beyln eomulted prim* Minister Clement At I let about th* Big Pour crisU after a British cabinet mtetinzMt was assumed that Russia's Viach- «Uv M. atolotor had had some long telephone conv»r»atlona with the Kremlin over the weekend to get. Its final word. •Secretary of state George O. Marshall conferred with his <J*l«f- gatlon and top advisers. Marshall was reliably reported to feel that If Molotov would not back down on his' demand lor 110,000,000,000 reparations from the Reich, whit* tlie United States and Britain pour in money to keep the Germans from starving, there was no use of going on. • Marshall, who probably .will accept the responsibility for calling thl» session a failure If Molotov re- fiucs to change .his attitude, wa» understood to be hoping for tha . best but preparing for the *or»t! A few hours before today' crucial meeting, Marshall formalTy and ' categorically denied Molotov'« charge ' that the Americans wer« reajjtnpr million* of dollars In profits from Germany. Delegates of an the Western powers agreed that today's session .will determine whether the conference will collapse or continue its efforts to reach agreement between Bast and West. ,1 „„ * church, In accepting th« """'V recognized the" possibility Mr. Blcdsoe's resignation In llml Moltov could perform one of • a called conference Sunday morn- 1 llls "bout faces and give the meet- Ing, expressed appreciation for the '"U another lease on life. But they ' work which he has done here. Rev.' admitted the chance or this wan the last two yearn has l>ecn asso Church here, has resigned, effcc tlyc Jnn. 1, to accept the pastorate New York Stocks 2 p.m. Stocks: A T and T Amer Tobacco . ... Anaconda Copper . Belli Steel Chrysler . Coca Cola Gen Electric international market in competition Gen^Motors ; with tlie dollar. Only Saturday Rus- See DRASTIC ACT on Page 12 Seasonal Low Of 22 Degrees Recorded Here Although the official beginning of . Winter Is still a week away, Blythc- before moving tO| vinc rcsidcll(s got ft sample of what 151 67 1-4 35 1-8 100 1-8 63 113 35 3-8 57 5-8 53 5-8 Montgomery Ward . . N Y Central 13 7-8 int Harvester 87 3-8 North Am Aviation 8 7-8 Republic Steel 26 1-2 Radio 10 Socony Vacuum 103-4 Studebaker Standard of N J Texas Corp. . .. Packard . ...'.. ,U S Steel 20 1-8 77 58 1-8 4 3-4 TJ 3-8 It was the second anil-trust action by the justice department in 48 hours. On Saturday, the department filed a suit against B. I. Dupont D= Nemours. Inc., of Wilmington, Del., charging • unlawful monopoly of the cellophane Industry In the United States. The department previously lind anti-trust suits against the fic!rt rubber, aluminum and flat gins* in dustries, the Investment bunkers and the National Association of Heal Estate Boards. A criminal Indictment recently was returned in Kansas City ngalnst the Electrical Contractors Association of the construction Industry. In Chicago, a grand Jury is investigating the meat industry nud in New York a grand Jury Is investigating the rayon Industry, In the shoe suit, the government charged the company violated the anti-trust law "for many years" with an Illegal monopoly. It said the firm manufactures more than 90 p«r cent of most of the important types of shoe machinery and that It is the only company in this country which can equip a shoe factory completely with all necessary machinery. by Ihe House and Senate. The Semite authorized $597,000,000 for the three European countries alone and the House approved $530.000,000 for those three countries pins $60,000,000 for china. The conferees reached the final agreement Saturday. Vandenlierf Heart* Delegation Heading the Senate delegation to the White House Marshall Finn conference was senate President Vnndcnberg. The delegation Included Wallace n. White, Jr., Me., Rciftibllcnn floor leader, Alblui W. Barklcy, Ky., Democratic leader, and Coimally. Both Republicans and Democrats forecast speedy approval for the $597,000,000 compromise bill to provide emergency fuel. fcrllllKcr and food supplies for France, Austria, Italy and China this winter. The bill contains « provision for a $150,000,000 advance from the Reconstruction Finance Corp'ora- tlon. That would enable shipments to begin before next weekend, even though actual appropriations for thc program will not bo voted until later. But even overshadowing final action on thc emergency relief program was the Impending battle Mr. Blcdsoe has had active supervision of the Ohapel Mission on Lilly Street, and every phase of the work there has grown under his leadership, It was atated. He has also organized a new mission al the Air Base which meets on Sunday afternoons. In addition to his duties with the churcli here, he has served secretary of the Blytheville Ministerial Clllancc and as Assocla tlonal su day School Superlntend- on the Marshall plnn Vandcnberg, who led the of her daughter, Burks. Tlie Rev. assistant Church, Mrs. D. B. Edward Blcdsoe, pastor -o[ First Baptist by the Rev. lowest temperature recorded here so far this season—22 degrees. The mercury tumbled to the ten- level during Satur- vrllu.vll, n.^o l.~> I •' I U> Hit III;*. rtlldi ,, . 1 . ,*1, D. Stewart, pastor of First Melho- d ^ £'^ a <? d , °i ? * PU " y h gh dist Church, will officiate and ™™n left Saturday the coldest day burial will be in Maple Grove °\ > nc scas ?" thus far - Saturday's Cemetery. She Harry Is survived McAfee of by two Harbor sons, City, Calif., and Burl McAfee ot Memphis: two daughters. Mrs. Burks of- Blytheville and Mrs Horace Green or Memphis; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be four grandsons, Richard, Bernard, and Ernest McAfee and Pat Richard Burks, and Roland Warrington and Bob Wilkerson. National Funeral Home of Memphis Is In charge o[ arrangements. Many forfeit Bonds A total of 23 persons were assessed $460.56 in Municipal Court this morning on charges of either public drunkenness or disturbing the peace. Only two paid fines; the high was a freezing 32 degrees. However, temperatures jumped an average of 13 degrees yesterday and last night as rain, which a day earlier would have been sleet or snow, brought .44 of an Inch ot moisture by 1 a.m. today. High yesterday was 45 degrees, according to Robert E. Blaylock, official weather observer. Low during last night was 35 degrees. The United Press reported that high winds drove light to moderate snow across the Northern plains today and sent temperatures down almost to zero throughout Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin. The winds, which reached 43- mlles-per-hour velocities yesterday, caused drifts which blocked many highways In Eastern North Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota early today. The drift! forced officials to close the Blsmark, N. D. airport to remainder forfeited bonds of »20.25. all traffic yesterday afternoon. Planters, Cotton Dealers Sanction Tightening of Plant Board Rules Several North Mississippi County al a one-variety gin or If al a pub- plonters and ccttonmcn today voiced Iheir approval of'the State Plant' Board's action last Saturday, ln : making sfx major changes in regulations governing the certification of cotton seed bought and sold in Arkansas, The Board voted the changes at a meeting held In Little Rock following several complaints that gln- ners were mixing registered and certified seeds with non-pure varieties. The six changes voted by the Plant Board were: Cotton seed must be divided Into two classes—registered and certified with the registered to be lagged with a purple tag and the certified to be divided Into two grades, blue and red Ing. The Blue tag seed will bc produced from registered seed or from the grower's own blue tag seed so long as it can meet purity standards. Bluo tag and red tag seed will be produced on one-variety farms. Blue tag seed wilf be sinned tither our cotton seed." \ gin, under much tighter restrictions than at present. A processor may under restrictions buy certified seed In bulk for resale and application fee and an acreage fee on the first 1,000 acres remain unchanged, but. Increased fees were fixed for additional acreage. Cotton men here pointed out that thc changes would aid the planters of certified and registered cotton seed inasmuch as It would prohibit the mixing of non-pure seed with registered and certified varieties. However, it was pointed out that the new rulings would In no way effect thc public glnners as the majority, of the planters that use registered or certified seed gin their own cotton. "I hearlly approve thc changes,' F. A. Rogers, operator of the Clear Lake Farm here said when asked for his opinion on the Plant Board's action. "We cannot be too strict on , - cessful campaign, for the short- term program, assured his colleagues that their support of that bill will not bc regarded as a commitment on the Marshall plan. Acting Secretary of state Robert A. Lovctt backed thnl view. Vandenberg, u Is known, has been consulted on -outlines of the Marshall plan,' but he has not assisted In drafting details of the program to help 16 European .nations to help themselves. Neill L. Reed Resigns To Resume Law Practice Neill L. Reed, former mayor of Blytheville. announced Saturday in Little Rock his resignation, effective today as veterans employment representative ror the Arkansas Veterans Employment Service to resume his law practice In Heber Springs. Mr. Rccd, a native of Hcber Springs, was a Blytheville resident for 21 years and served as mayor from 1528 through 1333. He has been connected with the veterans cnt for ^fivlsslppl Oo'unty Bap- tlsls., ,T1« % «ev. and Mr«. Bledaoc have 'three children, Benny, aged 9, Jimmy, 4, and 'Nancy 2. slight after Molotov's ingry and bitter attack on-the West Friday. The posslbllly of qulek collapt* was sufficient to get the American delegation's transportation official* worried about how—If it becomW ntcewary—they will get Annlcan personnel home by OhrStma*. n was understood they have »Murance> that special planes can do the Job 48 hours after the meeting<•, enda.. New Clashes Between Jews, Arabs Probed / JERUSALEM, Dec. 15 (UP) — Four Jews wearing army uniforms attacked a bus near Lydda nlrjrort with guns and grenades today, killing one Arab and wounding seven. A similar ntlack was made on two truckloads of Tmns-Jordnn frontier force recruits here. Two Arabs were wounded. The new Arab-Jewish clash came a day after 14 Jews were killed In a battle with troops of the tough Trims-Jordan Arab legion near Rcmlch. Heavy rain throughout the Holy Land brought a recess In the fight- Ing, and gave authorities their first breathing spell In two weks. The official records listed fewer than a dozen flurries since midnight, Including the noon attack on the units ol Hie Trans-Jordan frontier force. Two Arabs were Injured when Jews threw grenades into the trucks and exchanged gunfire with the Arabs. The frontier force consists of some 100 Arabs recruited In both Trans- Jordan and Palestine, officered largely by the British, for patrol duties. The Arab Legion consists of 3,000 Trans-Jordan army men loaned by King Abdullrxli to the British for guard duties In Palestine. Three persons Injured In earlier attacks, two of them Arabs, died today. The 14 Jews killed yesterday were In a convoy going from Tel Aviv to Hen Shemcn. In an earlier battle with Arab snipers, eight Jews In the convoy were wounded. An official statement said the earlier clash with the snipers had made the Jews Jittery. When the convoy approached the Trans -Jordanese camp, the Jews mistook the soldiers for "enemy" Arabs. The Jews threw hand grenades Into the camp and Hie battle started. employment service since April 24. Altogether,' IS Jews and one Arab His assistant, J. A. Pearmnn, will become dip acting representative, Mr. Rccd said. Active In the American Legion, Mr, Reed served In almost all post, district and department offices. He was state commander In 1941 and 1942. He was commander of Dud Cason Post 24 while a. resident hero. As a member of the Legion's Legislative Committee in 1923, Mr. Reed wrote, and was instrumental In securing passage by the General Assembly ol, the law creating the Veterans Service Office. New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Deo,: open high low 3640 3648 ,3583 3599 3610 3548 3473 3480 3431 3168 3178 314?. 3650 3650 3610 1:30 3595 3558 3447 3146 3625 were killed yesterday, making a total of 190 since the United Nations General Assembly partitioned the Holy Land on Nov. 29. Hancock Rites Tuesday Funeral services for Stanley Hancock, of Leachville. who died In his home Saturday morning, will be conducted at 10 a.m. tomorrow in his home,, and burial will be In Leachville. The Rev. R. E. L. Bearden, retired Methodist minister, will officiate. He will be atelsled'by the Rev. E. H. Hall, pastor of Leach- vllte Methodist church. Soybeans (Pricas f.o.b. Chicago) open high k>w Mch. 386 May 3M 366 168 close 3M - 996 3tl Burglar Suspect Shot Five Times Negro 1i Wounded In Tourist Cabin on Highway 61, South A year-long wave of tourist'court and residence burglaries w»s believed cleared up today following ths shooting or a Negro prowler by * tourist court o|>erator here early Sunday morning. Phillip Klmbro, Blytheville Negro, was In a hospital here today, recovering from wounds received when C. Abraham, ^ owner of t tourist court on South Highway 61, pumped Jive .45 caliber slugs Into his body. : , Seeking to end a series of burglaries *t hts tourist court, Mr. Abraham was lying In wait In one of the CRglns about 6:30 a.m. Sunday when Klmbro entered. He fired one and the Negro lunged at him. He fired two more shots officer! reported, and Klmbro fell to th» floor as Mr. Abraham emptied his gun at him. KlnlBro today was Unked with at least 10 tourist court burglaries and possibly the entering of two residences here. Officers took Klm- bro's fingerprints and found they matched thofa found at the scenes of 10 other burglaries. Lonr List of Burglaries : Of'these, three, took place at Mr, Abraham's tourist, two'at O'Steen'n tourist camp, one afc^pamp Moultrl* and five at the Delta Tourist Camp on Highway 61, South. Deputy Sheriff Erwla Jones said he believed Kimbro's capture would clear up burglaries of the residences of Dr. Louis Hubener, 1905 West Hearn, and W. Ij. Homer, 1200 Chlcfcasnwba, oirlier this year. Klmbro, officers and a doctor said today, was extremely fortunate that none of the bullets which struck him hit any vital or? gans. Of the six shots fired, fKe entered Kimbro's body and a sixth grazed him. All were fired at ft range of scarcely more than a yard from All Abraham's tourist cabins were made <• In the past month', officers said. The other burglaries,- which Kimbro's flgerprlnti linked him with look place during the post year.' Worker At One Camp 14 Yean The Negro, who had worked at Camp Moultrle for 14 years and at Walls Hospital for the past year, was hit twice In the left shoulder, twice In the right shoulder, once In the chest, and once In the left thigh. The bullet which struck him In the chest was apparently deflected by n rib and emerged from his right shoulder. City and county officers who In- iMifttted the shooting lauded Mr. Abr*hikm> courage and quick action! lie was ncUng, thigr Mid, according to a plan sugsotM by th« officers. They, had soafeted he close alltwindows in the e*bta« ex- •• cept one and to stay In that on». Officers said he a nhowcr space. Kimbro entered the ctbtm 9m BVBGlAft «• !**• U .45 caliber revolver, of Kimbro's entries into Mr. i;.

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