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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS - ili *- UUM1NAN1 NKWSl'APKtt OK NOHTHEAS'l ARKANSAS ANn Knin-UfAM-i ...i^r., ,„, * K -' VOL. XL1V—NO. 232 Blythcville Courier Blythevill. Daily Mew* Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald ARKANSAS AND SOUTHKAS5I M1SSOU1U KLYTJIICVIKUO, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, nKCKMHKK 27, 19-17 E10HT PACKS Anderson Policy Jn Market Probe Brings Protest 'Red Herring' Tactics Charge Hurled Over New Lisr of Traders By Fred Mullen United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Dec. 27. (U.P.) —Congressional investigators said today Ihe latest list of commodity traders is worthless and they accused Secretary ol Agriculture Clinton p Anderson of resorting to "red herring" tactics to confuse the v s|>eculation Issue. Sen. William P. Kuowlaud, H., Cal., a member of the Senate subcommittee on speculation, said the list of 1,240 wheat traders issued last night "Is not the information that Congress and the country Is interested in." "They are interested in finding out the names of public officials- government officials — speculating in commodities," Knowland said. "If Secretary Anderson can't see the difference, that's just too bad. The Congress and the people can." Rep. August H. Andersen. ' n,, Minn., chairman of the Special House committee on Speculation, said the latest list has only one significance—that "so many people were in the . (wheat) market at a time when the OPA was still on." •^ The second installment of com- Jfcodity traders covered wheat lioldings on the Chicago Exchange on April 30, 1946. It showed all traders—large and'small—but failed to disclose any government "insiders." Publication of the list followed R surprise order by Secretary Anderson, directing the nation's 623 registered commodity brokers 10 report the names of any government employes who have dabbled in the market since Jan. 1, 194G. Answers Stassen's Charge Tll£ order was regarded in some quarters as the administration's answer to charges made by Harold E. Stassen that White House intimates have used their knowledge of government buying plans lo make v. killing in the market. A Urson directed the commodity brokers to submit by Jan. 3 the names of any federal, state, county or municipal government work efs—or members^of their immed i.v.f family—who took » flier in the '"oi^fcajfiHi..* > Arkansas Editors To Hear Fulbright At Winter Meeting LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 21. <UP) — U. S. Sen. J. William Fulbrlghl will be one of the principal speakers at the banquet session of the Arkansas Press Association's mid - Winter meeting here Jan. 8-10. He will use as his subject, "The World Today." The Junior senator from Arkansas also will speak at the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting on the night of Jan. 7. Other speakers announced for the ress meeting are Prank Ahlgreu, ditor of the Memphis Commercial Appeal; Clarence Byrns, editor of the Fort Smith Southwest American; Dr. Lewis Webster Jones, president of the University of Arkansas; Harry S. Ashmore, editor of the Arkansas Gazette editorial page; C. Hxm- illon Moses, president of the Arkansas Power and Light Co., and W. J. Lemkc, chairman of the University of Arkansas journalism department. criticized by Krxnrland who pro^ tested that It:would include charwomen and street-cleaners. "That's just drawing a red hcr- l ring over the situation," said the California Republican. "There is a big difference between some township official and a federal otficial in a policy-making position, engaged in procurement for the federal government." Kuowland recalled that early in. the Fall Secretary Anderson said he "could name names" of federal officials speculating In commodities. "If he can,' 1 said Knowland. "this is the time to do it." However, the agriculture secretary said his order to the brokers was the only w'ay he could get the infurmation Congress wanted. Whcn asked whether he thought. the congressional committees would have to siibpena brokers' records after the Agriculture Department had completed its compilations, he said he believed "there would be no need" for such a move. Another List Promised Department officials said Anderson will release, probably next Wednesday, the name.'; of about 2.000 firms and pev^ons who held wheat on the Chicago Exchange Feb. 28, 1947. They said the secretary nlso plans lo make public, perhaps later in the week, another list of 4,283 traders as determined by a check Sept. n. on this list, the Apartment has already revealed, .We the names of 71 floral, state and municipal officials. The list published last night was the first to include the so-called "shoestring speculators." The holdings ranged from 3.111.000 bushels of wheat futures owned by the Continental Grain Co., Kansas City down to as little as 1.000 bushels Among those lislcd were a few Army and Navy officers up lo the rank, of lieutenant colonel and lieutenant commander respectively Also on the list was Roy p. Ot- wcll, mayor of Gumming, Ga.. and publisher or a weekly newspaper there. Otwcll drew' national attention to the little town recently by establishing chicken-raising a community interest. The town became on e of the South's largest chicken shipping points. Goodfellows Distribute Baskets SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* More U.S. Funds Asked by Greeks Rebel Government Due Recognition by Russian Satellites WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UP)— Diplomatic, officials said today that strpped-up guerrilla attacks nnd thu formation of a new rebel government in Greece forecast the need for additional funds to carry out the American aid program. These officials said recent Communist-backed developments in Greece have marte the present MOO 000.000 U. S. aid program inadequate They said Congress will be asked to provide more money before June 30. and lo authorize military assistance to June 30. 1949. The predictions followed an unscheduled visit to thc State Department Inte yesterday by Greek Ambassador Vassili C. Dcndrnmis. After a brief conference with Acting Secretary of Slate Robert A. Lovelt the Greek envoy said additional ai t i is vitnlly important to stave off the guerrillas. Bcndramis said present Indicn- .tlons point to formal recognition of Jet satfllltes—Albania, Bulgaria, and fugo slavia t*l" Risks in Aiding New York Battles Worst Snowstorm In City's History! Sinlll ing his th-.uiks, this recipient of one of Ilic A Legio Courier Newn rhot«. Chilslnms baskets . • ........ -•• "'^ ^»Jii^i»ii,i UV-KIVII LHA'un.no^.s ^nnsmms baskets paused at the distribution (able lo be checked Iron, the list of those who received ta«s of food for their Christmas dinners. The bags were distributed Chris. urns Eve and more than 200 needy families of area received them. Ooodlcllows in charge ol dlstrittuiion were Sr., John. Stafford and Chester Nnbors. Ictt to right, Ed Stallord H b. Hnlscll ' ' Greeks Pushing Guerrillas Back Government Council Meets to Outlaw Communist Groups ATHENS. Dec. 27. (UP)—Reinforced Greek Army troops in tun Konltsa men of Northern Greece have opened a counter-attack and are pushing gur-rrill.i forces back in the direction ol thte Albanian border, 10 miles Northwest, press dispatches snid todsy. Chest Drive $8,000 Short Of 1948 Goal Additional contributions bringing the tolnl lo dntc In (he current Community Chest drive to $18.006.11 were reported yesterday afternoon by Chest officials. A little more thnn S8.000 Is needed to bring the Chest drive lo its goal of S'JB.fBO, from which 20 Btylhevlllc welfare, civic nnd lions will benefit coming year. Contributions youth orgnnix.a- Ihc sloh constituting a I.MIIi if the peace. 1 ' Dendramls toJd v» riporter. Meanwhile, Rep. Olin E."(Tlger> Tongue, D., Tex., who spent some anxious hours under Greek guerrilla fire last Summer, said the u. S. should insist on an immediate military offensive by the recognized Greek government to smash the Communists. During a congressional committee inspection of Greece last Summer Teague and Rep. Donald L. Jackson, R., Cal., were marooned in a Northern Greek town, isolated by guerrilla gunfire. Dcndramis said he gave Lovett a full account of the situation in Greece, including elaborate details of the Christmas morning attack by guerrillas on the town ol Kon- itsn. He said the principal part, of the report was prepared for transmission to the embassy and State Department by the Greek army's general staff. "It is clenr from the lilform.-lio'l provided by the general staff ihat the guerrilla command is con.-iiruilly rcceivcing a flow of raw materials from Albania, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia." Dendramis said. Weof her in Blythevitle I In Between Extremes of I New York and California Although New Yorkers were snow- led In by the heaviest snowstorm Isince the famous blizzard of '88 and ILos Angeles nnd Denver were hit Iby Winter heal waves, the weather liu Blythevillo remained normal with jf a slight increase In tempera: yesterday, when the mercury • registered a high of 57 degrees. I Lowest tempcr.-Uurc recorded here • during last night was 29 degrees ac- l:ording lo Robert E. Blaylock, offi- l weather observer. fire Grass Fires [Reported in One Day Firemen extinguished a gras* fire It 626 Soulh Lake yesterday after•10011, Ihe fifth such blaze of ihe lay. They wore called to extinguish lour others yc.slerday morning. Drirerless Car Crashes Into Gasoline Pumps; Serious Fire is Averted Quick aciion by volunteer firemen in applying fire extinguishing chemicals to gasoline flames this morning prevented what might have grown into a major fire after a. drivcrlcss car crashed into two gas pumps at Chapman's Service Station, Main and Division. The fire was quickly brought under control and damage was restricted to the pumps and a portion of the car, a 194« Chevrolet sedan owned by Clem Whistle of Wliistlcvillc. T. H. Chapman, owner of thc service station, said the car was idling on the station drive near the pumps on the East side and vibrations apparently shook it into gear. A (rout tire and fender were damaged by the flames. The pumps were smashed and damage to both them and the car amounted to about WOO. Mr. Chapman said. The fire started about 8i50. The service station drive was cleared shortly afterward and business wa.< r.ot interrupted as there are two olher gasoline pumps on lhc South side of the station, Mr. Chapman said. These reports' snid government. lcr( ' ay foHow: troops were advancing along thc' Almic J- Boouc principal road toward the str.-itc"ic Etlith ^linger " < " G. s. Corey Carpenter's Local Mnrie Hnrnish throughout Acknowledged ycs- - Grnnd Total $18.600.11 bridge between Konltsa on Christmas Dny. ] Dispatches from lonnlim snid the Gcn - Pollock, Jr., guerrillas forced govcrumpiit troops RUVGom fcitoxy Theaters guarding'the bridge to retreat into, -Mrs. J. E. Stevenson, Jr. thc Vasilikon heights. Reliable mil-1 Mrs. Allan Walton Itary sources said both sides have ' Martin's Whiskey Store thrown reinforcements into the'Martin's Cafe battle. Di.spntcl.es quoting military authorities said the guerrillas were "resisting strongly" against the government attack. While Hie fijhtinj: Minlinucd in ' r _ the North, the government cnordi- Forgery I SVect nalhifr council met in Athens to "" approve Ihe text of a proposed law outlawing: Communism. The text is expected to be approved and become effective as soon as it is signed by Premier Themistocles Sophoi.lis and other government leaders. The law calls for dismissal of Communist civil servants and outlawing such Communist organizations as thc EAM leftwing coalition and Pron, the Communist youth organization. Civilian casualties within Konilsa attacked by 2,000 guerrillas with artillery support on Christmas Dny — ~ J (til j^.iiti •were reported to be considerable! B ' YVO lllc "ccuscd man's name Six Arab Areas Scene ol Battles Heavily-Armed Jews Attack During Night, Using Machineguns JERUSALEM. Dec. 27, (UP) Ilenvily-nrmed Jewish squads attacked 'nt lenst six Arab areas with Kunflrc, grenades nnd lire bombs during the night In retaliation for Arab attacks on Jewish convoys, un- offlcinl reports snld today. Jewish sources claimed one of lhc attacks, ngnlnst-thc small A nib VII$ 1.00 ! l! u;c of Sllwnn below Iho Mount of 10.01) Olives, caused "about a score of •; 10.00i A|1Rb casualties." An official an : - 10.00 i nouncemenl said fjye houses wer 5.00 i destroyed, one Ar'nVkilled'and scv 5.00 loo.iio .- 3.00 cral Injured. Tho official a'ccc wan bnttlc,'j[ild.'lt p.m. whcn a large pnrfy of Hagnnn .ot,, 15 00 '• mcl> ln uniforms nnd steel helmets 1500'" Unckc(i lhc vi ""ge with macrUnc- I Martin & Boydson (Joe Isaacs) 25 00 ' s ""' s nntl D "mbs. Arnbs returned the Pastime Billiard Room 25.001 " l ' r " n[l shooting continued until ' dnwn. The Hearing on Check Charge H. D. Bennett of Blylhevilta waived preliminary hearing un charecs of forgery and uttering in Municipal thi Arub village of Del Stihnr ir Bethlehem was reported attacked in a similar fashion but there were no details of disunities. Unofficial reports snld night attacks nlso were launched against Bnlamch, Haifa, Hiirluv and Moza. FrclRht Trains l.ootfd Two freight trains were held up in ing the nlgiu and robbed of flour Europe to Get Serious Study Economists Report Ont Chance in Ten For Marshall Plan By John L. S(r r |« llnllrd l'rt-M Stuff CurrfMxinririit WASHINGTON, Dec. U7. <UI'» — Sen. Joseph 11. Hall, R,, Minn., snld todiiy (hut Indcix'ndiMit cconomlsis would give lhc Marshall plan only about one i-lmnce li'i 10 of success, He told leportcrx tho Ainerlrnii iwople should be advised of llio "grave risks" Involved before they ''tnke a rhnncfl" on tho H7.000,- 000,000 European recovery prunfiiin. So fin-, he said, Administration spokesmen hnvo lulled to point up lhe.se risks. Hnll imd Sen. Ilourkv U. Ilkk- enloopcr, II., In.. In xopnrnlr In- '.\Tvliws, expressed themselves In Iiivor of mi "incentive" plan In connection with the long-mime recovery IMOKIIUII. such n plan would make U.S. nld contingent upon the Hmopciui countries' success In reaching certain production itouls set up for I hem. Any lonu-riuiKe U.S. commit- iniiiila, Hlckcnloopcr snld. should be based on "drtlnllo and rigid periodic accomplishments by those nu- llons, and rluld, periodic proof, (jf their siillsfnclory progress." Ball said he liu'orcd an Inmilivc program rcquliltig European nations to reach specified production levels in such key Hems as food •and furl. I Hi-arhiRi to Open Jan. 7 Hlck':n]ooncr, n member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee which opens hearings on Hits Marshall plan on Jan. t, snld that ,1 "vlRoious" self-supporting nnd self-respecting Europe Is essential lo lhc best Interests of Ihi.s niillon. But U. S. nld, he snld, should be based on: 1. Assurances Hint It will not "undermine" nils nation's economy. 2. Definite programs of accomplishment by recipient nations'?, Ith periodic proof IVint they' are'.'-'BomK carried out. 3. Rcpnymciil on icnsonnhlcj nnd liberal terms of most of the Roods ami commodities supplied lo Kur- Scn.'.Ioim J. Sparkmn'n, D., Ala., likewise, called for fuller Information o*v the assistance prpgtnin, "«it his ••tefadijs differed [rom Dally. Sparkmnn said information discussions among members or Congress on the new program have rc- venled concern Irst Iho public be misled on the close tlcup hetwce prosperity abroad and prosperity nt home. Americans, he said, ai-j willing to tighten their bolts" but Ihcy want lei know wiiy Ihclr sacrifices are necessary. Anti-Commuimts Storm University An officer nt the Jail yesterday were reported to be considerable i B ' ITO ulc accused man's name B.S „., ,„,.,.„. , ,, Greek Army losses were set ^ seven "' D - Kaney but- records' today re- ! .J.^' 1 °" c ^""""'Hcnl ons with dead nud 25 wounded. cn j Icct that thc defendant's name 1.5 n? ' ° «"<> ""• °» nnd similarly penetrated thc vlllafjc, ,.„- ing automatic rifles, grcnndc.l nnd fun bombs. Telephone communications with Fighting continued all day Fri- Bennett r.nr; not Hnncy. day throMBhout the area, military' sources said, with guerrilla casual- ' ties listed ns 95 dead, H captured and 63 surrendered. Action continued after nightfall with' thc guerrillas attempting to infiltrate around Konltsa. It was understood the Greek government has sent a report on th" fighting to the United Nations Special Committee on thc Balkan which is expected to send an obsei vation team to the scene. j Meanwhile, in Athens. Minister of Public Order Cost as Rcnlis announ- t ced that an additional :,n Leftists have been arrested to bring the total ' 1 of those held to SOO. These Eden to Make Tour Dec. 27. (UP) — Anthony Eden, former foreign secretary, will leave tomorrow for a visit to the Middle Kast. there were only meager reports from the other Arab areas. Sporadic fire nlso wnsvcported from several plii- ces in Jerusalem's suburbs. Tile nlghi buttles Against the Arnl)s wcl '° sct °' f b V Arab attacks « stml "- v '«"»* '8 Jews dead nnd i M l ™ un " c<1 ' Eight of the dead wore »„ in A ""> » i ""*" •"""''» *™ i Jewish fluency convoy. 1 ;. i.Three American Women Saved After Typhoon Sinks Motorship MANILA, Dec, 27. <UPI—Thr?2 American women and 25 olher pass- cnscrs and crew members of thc -— ••*-«• a nt-rtc U1CIUUC 350 arrested in Athens. 70 in Pirenus and 80 In outlying suburbs. Benefit of Democracy Emphasized in Schools IjITTLE ROCK, Dec. 27. (UP)— ^t.n:> ,m oiunar isinntl live nines The Little Rock public schools were ' rom lllc point whore the ship w^s authorized today to teach the ben-1 l»«"dcd to pieces on Christina. 1 ) cfits of a democratic form of gov- night. eminent in contrast to communis- Among those rescued were Mi.<s tic ideologies. A(la Kspenshade, 33, ot Chicago; wrecked Danish motorship Kin.i have been saved after riding out a tropical typhoon in a lilcboat. re- porl.s reaching Manila said today. | A lifeboat carrying 12 of the 13 | passengers aboard the Kina landed Samar Island five miles Last night the school board told and Miss Louise Rflsso nnd Miss n representative ol the shipping company, Jacobscn said. Three hfciwnts and two life rnft.s were launched when screaming typhoon winds wrecked the Kina last Thursday liighl, Jacobsm said. On-of thc boats was .smashed but the passengers in No. 1 llfcbo.it out- rode, the storm and landed live miles north ol Binalao point, where the Kinn grounded. &J.500.000 Fire I-oss The Samuel B.ikke radioed earlier that four crew members, including two odlcers and two sc.i- incn, were rescued soon after the Hy Jerry Hideout Hulled l're« SU(f CorrMpondeiH NKW YORK, Dec. 27. U.I'.)—The world's largest city (hifr nut today alter the worst 8iiow«torm in its history. llio .storm blow in from the Atlantic Ocean at 5:25 ii. in. yostorday iiiui untied at 3:05 a. m. today, leaving 258 '»"'»"• " f inow UiHt ptlal into tlrifts sjx t «sl deep in th« I'roccficlind ' lo the )u*nrby unl- ver.sHy, Ihe denionstrntors sina.slicd windows nnil rushcc] thc clean's office, where a [acuity meeting wn.s (^oiiig on. The dean, Scvket Av.la Knns:i r nnnouncnd to his visitors that four .suspected fnculty mcnjbcr.s hud been dismissed. The sitidcnlA .set, up a clamor, "Lhc Dean is a Communist.'* The> selzcrt him and Inistlrd him lo thc street, where sonic 500 police mul fircmcti It ird to rescue him. After a battle hi which firemen flood ltd thc streets and sovevul ticrson.s .suffered minor injuries, the (3can broke loose. He cried out thru he had resigned, and thc din subsided. WttUIn p. .short lime the crowd had scattered, leaving thc dcnn free. Studcnl .speakers repeated published charges LJinL tlic education ministry which wn.s destroyed by fire four days ago WEIS set ablaze by Communists. Holiday Crash Toll Increases Arkonsan Killed In Hunting Mishap; Dermort Man Slain By United Prewi As Ihit Chrlstmns holidays ex- iended Into Ihe week-end, nt least foui' Arkiuisns persons met violent deaths, nnd two oiil-of-slnlers were fulnlly injured In accidents In and near Arkansas. The six drnlhs bring to 11 the number of persons killed dining Ihe chrlMimis holidays. Ipimnn Lynn Cluuun, 18-yenr- nld son of Mr. and Mrs, Guy Cliinim ol Texnikimn, was futility Injured when his shotgun discharged ac- cldenlnlly on n hunting trip nenr Tcxiiikinu. He wns spending the holidays nt home with his parents on leiivc Iroin tin- Navy. Jim Null, OS-yeiir-old Cliecnway, Clny County, man, died of Inju- rlei, suffered when tho cnr In which he mill his .ion were riding over- lurned iicnr IIIMO, Mo, Null nnd Ills son, Doyni;. were on their way to Lilbouin. MIL, lo visit the younger man's grandmother. T«xnly-yenr-old Edward Klzor "I Derincilt, wns found shot lo death ou the Mississippi River Icvc.c roi\d near Wnlsnn. Dciinotl City Marshal Thud Hu'.vklns snld tiinl an- ollicr Uermott mnn admitted shooting Kiwr In self defense. A Ha-yenr-olri Benlon matron, Mrs. Senn Ifcnclrlx. died In Hattiesburg, Miss., of = Injuries receive;! In an automobile' accident nearby, '('luce olher pmons were Injured- Mr, and "Mrs. Clyde Hcndrlx of Ue'ntnn nnd 16-year-old Olan Hcn- dri.x ol Clmllnnooga, Tcnii. The cm- in which they were riding rolled down nn embankment .and ovcr- lurned. A Texiis mnn, 4fi-yeivr-o!d Olay- iMirn C. Fleming of TcnnliH, wns killed Instnntly when his truck rammed the rcnr end of > trnus- iiort truck on Highway 65 two mlle.i north of Bee Brunch. Fleming's son, 26-year- old Arthur W. Flc'inlnx, who was driving, wns Injured nnd taken to » Conwny hospital. A nildjct racing car driver, Wll- llnm Rudolph of Tulsn, Okla., was killed when hl.s car wns struck by a train at Westvlllc, Okla. He wtis rclurnliiK to Oklnhoma city after visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Rudolph, In Fnyctlcville. Five other persons were killed In Arkansas In n scries of accidents Cln-lsliiuis Dny. Sledge Hammer Slayer Sought in Newton County ( HARRISON, Ark., Dec. 27.— (UP) —A sledge hammer murder which s or look place Christinas Eve In thc.'i-'nr of creating * the hazard and hills four miles enst of Jasper In ' starling n major conflagration' Newton County came to light Instj Most serious danger to the" city night whcn I he body of OS-year- was the threatened sho old Paul smith was found In '•'- •••-' -••—-- ' Surface IrmisporlMlon WM »n«rt- *d. Six hours after the storm tnded only H handful of busses and taxicabs were in service. Air transport wns suspended. Only a few commuter trains were running. Passenger tinlns to mid from a near normal basis. . Commute™ Stranded Scores of commuters who left New York last night for a ride of a few miles home reached their stations this morning utter upending the night on strftndtd trains or I" intcruwdlaie stations. The city wns llneatei'ed with a major fuel shortage because deliveries were almost Impossible:'ah'* Mayor' William O'Dwyer, hurrying home from « vacation at El Centra On],, ordered his emergency board Inlo .session to cop« with th« crisis. . Flic Commissioner Frank J Quiiylc snld Impassnble streets presented "the greatest emcrRency in the history of the New York City Fire Department," He appealed to citizens to take special precautions iignlnst fire. Officials Ht city hall .-mid an "un- "(tlclnl slnle of emergency existed In the city." Thrr« were »t leant M dead in Hie storm are» which stretched from \VaOiln,ton to Maine and Inlo Kastern I'ennsylvanla. Most of th« victims died of heart Fittncks from over-exertion. Deaths ' Included 12 In the Qreiit.r New York area; three in New Jtrsly. thrn In Massachusetts, two each in New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Pennsylvftula, five In Coniifictlcut and one at Saratoga Lake, N.-'Y. ; It was the heaviest snowfall h\ the history of New York, even greater than tht famous blizzard/of 1888, when 20.» Inches of snow fell In Ihree days. ; Thousands of persons were stranded In the,clteovei:nj((ht, m»ny*(«r« , iofced to'KIWp In 'dlT'cef, 'WiiMK. lions, or In the ballroom* of paclart holcl.i. ?*; Three hundred eommutera on a 'tong Island train «ere stranded all nlBht outside Flushing when their Irnln bogged down on a grade Th,» trnln left Pennsylvania Station at 10:12 last night and the passengers wnlked Into Flushing station at * n.m. toriny. Another train which left Pennsylvania station at.-1:4-1 p.m arrived nt Lynbrook, 21 miles away' at 0:60 a.m. today. A force of 4,200 men worked all night clearing the streels and Sanitation Commissioner William J Powell doubted bin crews this morning. Only main thronghfnrcs were open today. A few commuter trains resumed service, but they did not even attempt to maintain schedules. Police Commlsloner Arthur W Wnllandcr ordered 12,000 policemen on duty, nud every fireman In the city wns put on 16-hour shifts until 'he emergency was over. Fuel SharUre Threatened Qunyle cautioned householders not to turn on Christmas'lights, for Ihice-room hut. After neighbors hud i >--. wt^,,LM -^liuiLu^e . oj Ills fuel oil. The Department of Health received scores of reports of short- missed ages yesterday and all homeowners „ ,., ..... „..-.... ........... .,.,,.1. « K i:a juAiernny ami an homeowne Smith, a search begun. A uclgh- with a Jive-day supply on hand we to onicr ?rs believed robbery wns the o H'"^ Ik ° f Markct * Eu 8en« motive "s lhc three-room residence I «.',.„.,!.' „*,,?, .V le p'ly *as "well wns innsnckcri with clothing and ! m °, hn ,,^" h u°? <l , B1f ! cr the Cnrlst - hoiisehold goods strewn alwut the '"*? )ollt| ny. but deliveries of milk: A lenlhcr suitcase had licen T" d l)1 ' e , n ." woiiW.be hampered by . Impassable streets. room rlpprd open with a knife. i : .. •flic rlKht side of the temple had : Aa<lL 'd to the city's woes was th« been crushed with a sledge hummer. \ "J 0 !.".!"^ »ccinnulation of garbage. The blood-Mnlncd hammer found on the floor nearby. was' Gsl '°nge collectors traditionally take Christmas off and yesterday all san- IOLUUI on me tloor nearby. i-•"""•"""•I «"« »«a yesieraay »u s»i\- I)r. J. O. McFeirln of Jnsi»r snid \ ll «t">" 'rucks had to be pressed into the man hnd been dead since about service as snowplows. ' Wednesday. J Only main throughfaics were Smith came to this section of i Plowed out today and hundreds of Arkansas about four mouths ago I sldcstreets were blocked with drifts ''''" chl "f! 0 '" e Motorcycle Crash Victims Dismissed from Hospital Three mcn hit by a cir while rid '>-•*"<>.-">•• t,,,v,u*. iu», muk,iii.-\ 05^1 •-- ™ n^. t «iui_^c« %>im units Ing on a motorcycle near here f ''° ln , CM ™«<>-, " e ';«« "° k " own flve " lld s , ix fcet deep. Few buses Christinas Day were dismissed froin rev r V' 1 ", J 0 '^" ,'° ' aVC r^rT n " mtns ' Blvthevilir- llcm.li*! n,u ,,m,,,i,,J comc to thc Ollllc <t Stales from!_ r. storm centered on the New . .. --a--- -••- i*,,,i,i,, uuimj torn ana MISS OjOui.se KRSSO nnd Miss ••"-"• ">'-• n..->*-uvu .iuun itucr inn Acting superintendent Harry Kirsh- , Anne Malek, whose addresses w-c Klna wcnt down - All of the crew man [o apoint a wr D Taxicab Operator Faces • .^..v i*<iiij, ivu.in- AJiiit: AI;UCK, wiiOSC ai mnn to appoint a nrofc.wio.ial com-, unavailable. All three arc civilian N.iVw ., S 'C,? 5lutt - v °f textbooks] employes of Die War Department SIS of-^mm^u" '" Vnri ° US T'-^.^rtcd the Kina at Sh.n B - Xlrehniaii said Little Fiock teach" s ._"r e doi "8 th »t now and supple^ -•" -i tinu niu^uju- mcnting textbook material with additional Information. Hopper, driver for the 2100 Taxi Company here, on charges of rtrlv- mg while under the Influence or liquor WM continued until Dec 30 m Municipal Court this morning. Hopper Was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Holland Alken and State patrolman C, E. Montgomery o n East Highway 18 yesterday when he called for aid after the car he was driving caught fire. At the time of his arrest the officers reported thai Hopper sl.i'ed Us car nun struck a b-<- - —: >-!<•-,,, while traveling on the highway. 1 ^ - t)CC. 27. (UP) — A bus oaded with .skiers skidded olf an 1 icy roan near Como In Northern i Ilaly yesterday and plunged info I .ncLcmbro River, killing 21 persons ' Injiiring 29. hai Nov. 30 bound lor Porl Said. Seventeen cie\vmon of ihe sliip. which carried 53 passengers anrt crenmcn, also have been rescued, iiir.l-.iiit; a total ot 29 savtd. The l'c- inninJng 34 Mill ore missing. T:-.e lir.st lour re|»rU>(l rescucU ii!i.;;idc(! Chief Officer c. Frederick l^llrtii Dalbcrg. 48; Third Otliccr Robert. Eniil Mortcnsen, 30; Able Seaman Kaj Hcllctoft Skafte. 35. Three Lifeboats Uiuncheri Erik Jacobsen, an olficial of Ihe FSSL Asiatic .Company, owners of the 9.823-ton Klna, said that the . .- , a e rhe victims were Milanese youths inform.ition on the rescue of the returning home after a. two-day . survivors was received from the SKiing holiday on the slopes of Mt. ', N'orweginn mo tors hip 'Samuel Sa " Pnmo ; . ! Bskke. The Bnkke now Is in the Bodies of the victims were plac- harbor of Calbayog on Samar. ea in e. farmhouse nearby ai:d am- ! The, condiilon of all survivors is bulanccs rushed the Injured to a I fairly good. Jacobsen said. hospital at Erba, 25 miles Norlh ot The Kira carric-d a crew of «. Milan. I 13 passengers, a Filipino pilot and were Danish nationals. Frfe nt the par-seDgeis were Danes and five wore Swedes. Tugs,and U.S. Army planes still searched the area for more survivors. Jacobsen said. Other casualties of the typhoon included 16 killed and six missing throughout, Ihc provinces and thrc'j persons believed lost in tlie Sitlu .Sea, making a total of 59 dead or missing. President Manual Roxas called a rnecUns of government relief leaders in Manila and ordered that 2,000 sacks of rice be released to feed victims of the storm. The storm wrecked a total of nine ship,? and small boats, damaged seven airplanes at Makati Alr- ricld, outside Manila and fanned a lire that destroyed 70 per cent of Tarloban, capital of Lcyte. Tncloban was virtually destroyed by the fire tliat swept through th* provincial capital Christmas Day. Daniase was estimated between tl.500,000 and $2,500,000. ' Blythcville Hospital this morning following examinations yesterday which revealed that they were virtually uninjured. Involved In the only Christmas nay accident In Mississippi County, the three were riding a motorcycle one mile East of Dell on Highway 18 whcn they collided with a car driven by Floy Haney, 34, of Clarksdale. Miss. Thc three were Joe W. Singleton, 23. of R(. 1. lilythcvitle; Qitcn- tin Keellnc, 23, of Cldcrvlllr, Kan.; and Herbert Martin, 27. of St. Louis Mo. Germany. Brother and Sister Die When Their Home Burns ATLANTA. Ga.. Dec. 27. (UP)—|' 0rd ' ( ? Cn ''" , and Concord, N. : wo persons were burned to death Sc l cn '" chcs ' c1I . Rt Philadelphia. York area. Only at Mount Washing- Ion. N. H., was the snowfall -26 Inches -equal to that which dropped on New York. Twelve Inches fell at Boston. 13 at Providence. R. I., Hart' 0rd ' (Cn ''" and Concord, N. H. l Philadel. ™' p nty-two electric commuter today whcn fire destroyed the five- . Twenty-two electric commuter room frame dwelling in which tticv [ lrai " s of lhe Lo"K Island Railroad were apparently sleeping. • wclc stal| ed '» snowdrifts before Thc dead were Mrs Eva May i lllc roa<t *us|Mnded service yester- Byrotn. 55. and her brother, Wll- I "*?• 11uce of the tr a' n s were stalled Ham G. Morgan, 50. They were ! r ° r 10 llo » rs before emergency crews burned beyond recognition. succeeded in getting them Into sU- Civic Leader Dies BATESVILI.E, Ark., Dec. 27 _ (UP)—Tom A. Simpson. 75-year- old retired coal dealer and church civic leader, died of a heart attack at his home here today. Survivors »ir,*Y ,iv Include his wife and two brothers, I ed steady. beyond rccog...*<*.... A neighbor. Ralph Coker, discovered Ihe fire between 6:30 and 7 a.m. and tried to get Inside the blazing house to rescue the occupants. He received Ihird degree burns in the futile, attempt. New York Cotton NEW YORK, Dec. 27. (UP)—ClOS- tions. Even the hardy taxicab drivers surrendered to the storm and halted all service until the streets wert cleared. Three Suspects Held In Kidnaping, Murder Weather Mar , JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., Dec. 37. open high low clo.« (UP—Police said today they hav« 3569 3573 3569 3576 captured and "are ' ~ ARKANSAS—Generally fair to- «^ nieht and Sunday. Slightly warmer Dec ar ....... 3569 3579 3569 3576 captured and "are questionlnc" May ....... 354S 3550 354S 355S : three men accused of kidn«ppU>c • r -,, . ...... ~ u — »cnj^> J^TV vJ^JJ (.ill Ct 141C4I ttmU>M;U Vi JLiailB{I|}*a^ • July 3432 3448 3432 3442 taxicab driver and holding op r »n< Oct 3145 3158.3145 3152 shooting to death W. C. Royd, fli!- tociay and tonight. 3K4 3095 3CS4 3031 ing station operator;' Spots closed 3658; down 3. 1 last night.

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