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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS : 1Ht - UOMINANl NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANKA« AM,, Bra „„„.„,„ „.„„„.._ "^ " •"-*• " " ^-^ TOL. XMV—NO. 234 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily New* Mississippi Vallev Leader Blylhevllle Herald OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BIA'THKVILLK, ARKANSAS, TUKSDAY, DKCKMBBR President Signs * Anti-Inflation Bill's Duplicate Original Measure Offered by GOP Strangely Missing WASHINGTON, Dec. 30. (UP) — President Truman today signed a duplicate copy of the missing Republican anti-inflation bill. Lest there be another mysteri disappearance, the duplicate \v j signed at 8:15 a.m. CST., as the I first order of business for the President. The original disappeared from the desk of Clark M. Clifford, counsel to the President, sometime between late Sunday afternoon and Monday morning when the President had planned to sign it. A duplicate was drawn up yesterday, signed here by Senate President Arthur H. Vandenberg, R., Mich., and flown during the night by a special army plane to House Speaker Joseph W. Martin, Jr., at Bcdham, Mass., lor signature. Mr. Truman has criticized tiie bill as "feeble" and "pitifully inadequate" to light inflation. But he signed it reluctantly because, he Said, lie felt that some of the provisions of the measure were better than nothing. Enforcement Plans Take Form Tile bill, passed by an emergency djtoe.5s.lon of Congress, extends export '"'and transportation controls until Feb. 28, 1949, provides for volunlary industry agreements to allocate scarce materials and permits the administration to restrict during the month of January the amount of grain used by distillers. Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson was expected lo Issue the grain-use rcslriction order momentarily. Meanwhile, it was learned that Secretary of Commerce W. Averell Harriman planned to set up advisory boards, similar to those under the old War Production Board, to work out voluntary agreements for allocating scarce industrial materials. Original Still Missing : At tiie time Mr. Truman signed the duplicate bill, the original still •jvaa missing, and federal sleuths iwc^e trying to track-'It" down. Secret '.service, agents are. trying to figure out ho'w and why the original disappeared..^ The Ukan IG-poiru,'_ r ^ j lion. Mr. Tniniil' eunday'riight ex-' , . pressed displeasucr over what he P; considered the bill's "feeble" provi- ~ sions to cope with the high cost, of living. But he said then that lie would sign il Monday because it was better than nothing. Time came for the signature yesterday. The President had his pen all ready despite his intense dislike for the measuer. But the bill wasn't there. The last time it had been seen was 5:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon on Clifford's desk. His office is no more than 50 feet from that of Mr. Truman. Jaycee Key Men Of 1947 to Be Selected Soon The Board of Directors of the . ._,.._ .._ „ Junior Chamber of Commerce last scene said that the plant was liko night named secret committees to a disaster morgue, with bodies Prices Received By Farmer Hit Ail-Time Record WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UP) — The prices received for their products increased five per cent between mid-November and mid-December to set i* new all-time record, according to the Bureau of Agricultural economics, Average prices for virtually all commodities except fruit Increased. The mid-December index of prices received rose to 301. Prices farmers paid almost set a new record of 245. In these indexes, 100 Is the average for I909-1914. Average actual prices received by farmers for major commodities In mid-December and the parity prices of the same product included: commodity Corn (bu.) Oats (bu.) Cotton (Ib.) Peanuts (Ib.) Potatoes (bu.) actual price I 2.37 1.18 34.06 10.1 1.72 Tobacco (type 31) 50 Hogs (100 Ib.) Cattle (100 Ib.) Qilves (100 Ib.) L^mbs (100 Ib.) Butlerfat (Ib.) Milk (100 Ib.) Chickens (live, Ib.) Eggs (doz.) 24.90 10.80 22.30 21.30 87.7 5.02 25.2 58.7 parity price I 1.57 97.8 c 30.3 Be 11.8 c 1.83 46.4 c 17.80 13.30 16.50 14.40 10.5 c 4.29 27.9 0 63.2 c JewsSlaughtered In Haifa Refinery Attack Backfires And Arabs Exact Heavy Death Toll JERUSALEM, Dec. 30. (UP)—The bloodiest battle of Palestine's war of hate was fought at a Haifa oil refinery today, with casualties officially reported as 47 persons killed and 61 wounded. Jewish attackers hurled bombs from a speeding limousine into a line of 10o Arabs at the plant. The infuriated Arab survivors attacked their fellow Jewish employes and felled them by the score in frenzied beating, stabbing and kicking. The. dead were listed officially as 36 Jews and II Arabs. Of the 61 injured 14 were Jews and 47 were Arabs. ;• Palestine authorities credited the bombing attack on the Arabs at Haifa cousolktote rcfiUHin to - jtifciin . _.l yonijr; ywiirdayKtht threw explosives from a speeding car at the Damascus gnte in Jerusalem. More 'than a dozen persons died in the blast and the fighting it set off. After the Haifa bombing today, the Arabs ran amok. They swarmed over every Jew within reach and raced through the' plant searching out those who tried to hide in offices and byways. Scores of armored cars and police vehicles sped to the plant from their posts in Haifa to reinforce the company police who were helpless. Guards at the plant fired oiv the heads ol thc^battlers, but so intense was the frenzy of the Arabs and the desperate resistance of the Jews that the gunfire went unheeded. Finally the rampaging Arabs threatened to turn on the guards and Ihey had lo flee for their own lives. Bullies Sprawled fcveryivherer British Army reports from the W" name six Jaycees who will be honored as "key men" and another who will win the annual "Outstanding Young Man of the Year" award. Separate committees were named to designate the "key men" and the "Young Man of the Year." Irtentilj of the committeemen will remain jmdiscloscd until the awards an. iresented. The 'Young Man of the Year" committee is made up of Blytheville business men. Naming of these men will climax National Junior Chamber of Commerce Week. Jan. 14-21. The Board also discusses plans for a banquet at which these winners yill be announced. The award banquet probably will be held Jan. 21. The Board also discussed staging of a basketball game between tw semi-pro teams at the Armory here to open National Jaycee week. Blythcvillc Couple Hurt In Highway 61 Accident Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Watson Sr, of Blytheville received cuts and bruises yesterday afternoon when their car crashed into the rear of an automobile driven by Dr. L D Masscy of Osccola on Highway 61 about two miles North of West Memphis. Mrs, Watson was bruised about the face and arms and suffered Up laceration requiring stitches U> close Ihe cut. Mr. Watson received cuts on one knee and under his chin both requiring stitches lo close ' I *Ji , WaLso " said today he was MHriving behind Dr. Massey's car 1 'when the traffic ahead slowed. He attempted to stop but his brakes failed, and his car hit the Osceola physician's. Mr. Watson said The Watsons were en route to Blytheville from Little Rock when the accident occurred, about t p.m Weather ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy, colder Wednesday and west and north tonight. A few showers ex- tream south and extreme Wednesday, east ---. bodies sprawled everywhere and the floors a welter of blood. Most of the Arab dead were killed by the explosives thrown into See SLAUGHTER on Page 10. William Thomas Taker Dies in Hospital Here William Thomas Taber. 69, of Stcele, Mo., died this morning at Blytheville Hospital, following a week's illness. Mr. Taber was born in Mexico. Ky., and at the lime or his death, he was making his home with his sister, Mrs. Grace Smith near Stcele. Besides Mrs. Smith, he is survived by four sons. Sam Taber, who & in tiie Army overseas. Fred Taber of Indiana, Presley Taber of Mexico. Ky., and Lacey Taber of Matthews, Mo.; three daughters, Mrs. Leona Carey of Houston, Tex., Mrs. Willie Maciillln of New York City and Mrs. Ruth Edwards of Baltimore, Md.; two brothers. Corbert Taber of California and Hcz Taber of Bay, Ark. Funeral arrangements are Incomplete. Cobb Funeral Home it m charge. Wallace All-Oul In Effort to Lick Truman at Polls Ex-Cabinet Member Announces Candidacy Under Liberal Banner United By I,YI,K WILSON ,,,.o WASHINGTON. Dec. 30 (UP) —President Truman's chances of election to a White House term of us own were gravely endangered today by Henry A. Wallace's decision to run for President next year as a Communist-sparked, Left Wing candidate. Republican Presidential prospects brightened correspondingly Political rate win bring 'Wallace ,„ , ' 1Y » ma '' '"to dramatic i« C « '°~ " lc " llrd t!me '» 1048, Mr Truman nosed Wallace out of the vice presidential nom- natlon in 1944-and It proved that he also won the white House on that vice presidential bnllot A few months after Mr. Truman succeeded the late Franklin n Roosevelt, he had to fire Wallace from the cabinet for publicly repudiating the administration's firm pohcy toward, Russia. Wallace had been made secretary of commerce by Mr. Roosevelt as a reward for 1SM4 campaign services after the vice presidency had been denied him. Last night Wallace announced his 1948 left wing presidential candidacy in Chicago. This time lie may land a stunning blow on Hie man who beat him for vice president and then kicked him out of the cabinet. Mr. Truman cannot afford to lose the Industrial area presidential votes which Wallace's left wing backers pect to win away confidently from him. "the damn A close associate of Mr. Truman, asked for comment on Wallaces move, replied: den't doesn't give a should he?" IJlbor Vole Shies"Aw'a Left wing strategy Is to wreck the Democratic Parly In 1943 by licking Mr. Truman and lo spend the following years pickin.- up some of the main pieces for themselves. But not an of the Deal coalition w with Wallace. Presl- Wlly New New York's Morning After A line of snow-stalled cars, trucks, busen and taxis block New York's Central park West, fashionable street that runs beside the city's Central Park. Picture was taken the morning after the record 25.8-lnch snowfall. Bus companies reported th»t 2000 buses were "missing"—stalled by the heiivy drifts. (NBA Telepholo.) Four From Missco to Be Selected For R.F.D. America Radio Broadcast Principal units df organized labor will oppose him. The CIO Political Action Committee said In a statement that its policy has been "not to support a third party The anti-Communist, "New Deal organization known as Americans for Democratic Action strongly repudiated Wallace's move. Tile organization, backed by stand-out veterans of the late FDR's New Deal, including Mrs. Eleanor Roose- vcll, sairt there was "overwhelming evidence that the Communists areMn Blylhevllle Jan. 5 to start i'nter- uie machine behind the third i viewing fanners of this county for Mississippi county has been selected to represent the state ot Arkansas on a new network radio program, "R. p. D . America " Keith J. Bilbrey, counly agent, announced today. The new farm quiz show win be br of the_,Mutdal Broadcasting Sys conlcstants each week will com All the Arkansas contestants The program Is unsponsored dur but beginning Jan. Ing December, . 8. it will be sponsored by the 'Ford Molor Company. Mr. Bilbrey said Mr. Bilbrey slated that T. w. Lewcllen. advance uudilinn man for the program; is scheduled to arrive Mrs. R. C. Channel/ Dies Suddenly in Her Home Funeral services were conducted « 2 P. m. today In the Holland Mo., Baptist Church, for Mrs. Maggie Channel! of near Holland who was found dead in bed yeslcrdav morning l n her home. The Rev Mr. Cooper, pastor of the church officiated and buria! was In Mount Zion Cemetery Wife - at Steel e. party." Wallace has accepted the nomination—later to be formally tendered-of sevtral loosely affiliated left wing organizations. The only orgnni?x;d polilical parlies b:icl- of him so far arc the Communisl< and the Progressive Party of Illinois, which was born this year in Cook County and embraces Chicago. Democrats were inclined to minimize publicly the importance of Wallace's bolt from what used to be the New Deal-Democratic coalition. Democratic National Chairman J. Howard McGrath. said Wal° S .1 CBndldac y was "expected" it would not cost t.hc any sizeable number Show Alarm and that Democrats of votes. Some Democrats Some Democrats nevertheless had been alarmed for weeks by Ihe former vice president's pretty obvious maneuvers toward of a Ihird party. Carroll. D., Colo., said leadership John A. Wallace was only helping the presidential aspirations of Sen. Roberl A Tafe, Republican leaders were openly J< J rtU- RC P' clarencc J. Brown of Ohio, chairman of Ihe Executive Committee of the Republican National Committee, said Wallace's candidacy "assures that which has been apparent to most of us— that Mr. Truman will be defeated and a Republican elected in 1548" Over the Mutual Broadcasting that both major parties were war System last night. Wallace charged parlies In their leadership and policies. He said the menace of f war "can be mel and overcome only by a new political alignment which requires or.. a new polilical party. Then he pitched his hat Into the ring in these words, "To that end I announce to- American sanlzation of run as an hide- president no mention of participation on the show. Eight persons, six men and two women, Ark-Mo Head Discusses '47 Rate Refund An Arkansas Public Service Commission order lhat officially placing in effect yesterday the refund ngreement made by Arkansas-Missouri Power Co., and the Commission, had not arrived In Blytheville nt noon today, bill Ark-Mo President James Hill Jr., said Ihis morning lhat "as many classes if customers as practicable will participate in any refund made" unless the stale agency's directive specifically names certain classes. The refund will be spill 50-50 oy Ihe customers and the company on Ihe first $75,000 earned over 6 per cent of Ihe company's Investment. Any earnings over Ihis amount will be split on a 75-25 per cenl basis with the customers receiving the larger share. Mr. Hill stated that white the Arkansas Commission regulates the company's business only in this state, Missouri customers also will participate In any refund thai is made, subject to approval of the Mlsourt Commission. In discilssiflg the anticipated re- und, Mr. Hill stated thai Ark-Mo,, ials and supplies because of strikes and other Industrial difficulties. !s on a very sound basis financially and has enjoyed a "good year,'" as reflected in the large number of new customers added and the will be selected to appear on an elimination program 16 be held here next month, he said. Dales for this program.will be announced laler. The eight contestants will be divided Into Iwo learns and a competition held between the teams. Three of the participants will be chosen to appear on the network program at a later date. Mr. Bilbrey explained that the final selection would not be made on « basis of scores alone but that .voice, "radio personality", sense of humor and oilier fnclors would be laken Inlo consideration. "Stars" to Visit Chicago Arkansas was one of the first Southern states chosen for the program and thus Mississippi County is one of the first Southern counties to be visited by the program's advance man. Other Southern states that he has visited thus far arc Kentucky and Tennessee. "R. F. D. America" was originated nnd will be produced by the originator-owners of the Quiz KWs radio program, heard on Ihe NBC network. Joe Kelly, quizmaster of I,, the Quiz Kids program, also will erncec the new farm show. The three contestants finally selected from Mississippi Counly will be Inviled lo be guests of the program for H three-day visil lo Chicago, ending with Ihe network broadcast originating from the Chicago studios of the Mutual System On the other two nights they will be taken to the theater and to a Chicago restaurant for dinner and the show. Valuable prizes will be given on the network program nnd even the losers will be sure of winning something, because as each loser Is cllc- inntcd, he will receive an award of Greeks Battling Guerrilla Bands To Hold Konitsa 3,000 Lay Siege to City Sought as Site For 'Red' Capital ATHENS, Dec. 30.— (UP)— The (reek Army threw »ll its available resources today Into an efoit to relieve Kotiltsa, key base of Eplriu muter flrce seine by 3,000 guerrillas commanded by Gen. Mnrkas Vaf- thindo.s Konttsa was cut off completely by Hie KueiTtllii stogc. Its garrison sent urgent uppuuls for reinforcements. Itiicllo reports mild two go- vcrnnu'ni battalions still were keep- Ing tho Clrei'k ling flying OTOI- Hie town's main buildings. The guerrilla forces, lighting lor Konitsa as a sent for their newly proclaimed Coimimnb,'.. government. had Inflllrntwl the town. The report Him the iiiiiin buildings still were In Ihe liunds of the defenders suggested a penetration of somu depth. Greek varplano.s drorqwd food and other supplies Into, nnd Joined In the ntlacks on gum-ilk strongpolms ringing the mountain .stronghold. Fljclillnjc Becomes Fierce The war ministry reported Unit tho .situation al was unchanged but "satisfactory." H suld the guerrillas had ucun pushed back from hclghl.s North of Kalpn- kl, a transport hub Southwest of Koultsa. Some ol the fiercest lighting ot the entire struggle between go- vcrnmcnL and guerrllln forces wus reported going on In tho heights around Konitsa. The Greek Army was sLinggling to force Vaflhlndes* men from high. ground near the strategic Boura- zanl bridge, controlling communications between and Albania. The guerrillas were rcjrarled lo have lost 120 killed In the Boi-gium mountain areu, which they cvacual- cd. a> Dispatches said ii 1 ' i-rllla forces, advancing under b>' ! \icw artillery bin-rune, lough t the . • way Into the Southwest section of Konlt-sa after five days of sec-saw battling. Q'overmncisl troops Inter threw the guerrillas Uklng »ighl 35 deud.. It more lx>d*U*s lho-ruins. rerY general stiff oflcer siild was a full-flcilged military acthm anil not Just (he usual hit-and-run raids, Indicated Ihe Greek rlvil war was racing ever closer lo an inlrrniit!i>nal showdown. Greek Army sources charged Hint artillery, equipment nnd men were being supplied the guerrillas from Albania, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria, some by parachute. Unofficial sources said the British had decided to Veep their 5.000 men in Greece and n Greek Army .ipokcs- nmn said American military <>x- l>erls will be helping Ihe Greek army in the filed within a lew weeks. Damages Sought From Oil Concern In Garage Fire considerable worth lion prize, he said. as a consola- The new program will have a preponderance of fun questions bill also will Include farm qucs- night thai I shall pendent candidate for of the United States." Wallace made Communist support for » umu' , parly But he said he was award gencrri1 rate reduction made In 1946, lhat he and his followers would' whlch amolmt <=d to nn average of be called "Russian tools and Com- about 10 P cr ccnt reduction in elec- general Increase In kilowatt-hour consumed. Any refund made, Mr. Hill said. third' wi " be '" act(3ttlon to 'he $175,000 munists. 1 McMath Schedules New Trial for Mclaughlin HOT SPRINGS. Ark., Dec i trie rates for this area. Mr. Hill staled lhat although be given UnderUklnir companv of steel wa» in oharg. ef »rr»ji««oienu. -•aughlin was «b*rg« at bribery. time . of accurate forecast can qucs- wllh lions. Each show will start four conlcslanls. One conlcstant will be eliminated with each round of questions, leaving only two to fight it oul In the last round for the liUe of "Master Farmer of the Week." The winner will return the following week to compete willi three farmers from another stale Each panel will Include at least one woman. Of. By anil For Farmern In planning a program "of. by and for farmers." Louis G. Cowan. Ihe orfglnalor, made a point of avoiding "clly bred radio experts" this time. II Is Ilkelv that nerl year's '" sek ' tll "S! l 'ie staff for Ihe farm ••— - 'show, Mr. Bilbrey said. Because so many cily people cnme from the farm, have close ties there or hope sometime to retire to a farm, preliminary tests Indicate that "R.F.D. America" will have not oniy a large farm programllslcnlng audience, bul also a sizable clly audience. Work on the program slarlcj a year and a half ago wilh an audition program In a rural consolidated school building, with farm families of the community as an audience. Since then the program has been tried twice on city audiences with about the same reaction as was accorded It by th« farm -surplus earnings "will be much less lhan those for 1947, due to the continued increase In costs of materials and equipment and payroll increases given all employes during Ihe year because of the increased cost of living." Mr. Hill declined to comment on the total amount lo be refunded and said figures for 1947 will not be immediately available. He said that In anticipation of the "refund" the company has each month set aside funds for this purpose, but that no definite statement of the amount could be made until "some time aft- »r h« firit ol th* fur." | group. of $17,132.67 as a result of fire at ungslon - Wrotcn Company. roadwny and Walnut, Aug. 14 were on file In Mississippi Circuit Court here today with Mrs. Bonlla Wro- tcn, as principal owner of the business, seeking Judgement for $13,254.25 from the Magnolia Petroleum Company. The complaint filed by the garage owners alleged lhat a kerosene container had been filled with gasoline Instead of kerosene and thai the container exploded causing Ihe fire. Damages of $7.251.25 are souglil for the fire loss on the building, and an additional $0,000 for merchandise destroyed In the fire. In the two other complaints, judgements arc sought against both the oil company and Ihe garage owners. A. C. Hiiddleston Jr.. nnd others sued for $1.085.32 as damages on automotive equipment stored In the garasc al Ihe time of tiie fire, and Farmer S. England sued for $2.1D3 for damages lo an automobile in the garngc when the fire started. Senators Seek Full Details On Grain Deals WASHINGTON, DM. 10. <UP )_ »,Mi""??, lon V 1 lnv «««»t«M, *rm«4 Mill full jubpena power*, said to'•> they would mak* a thorough uiry Into the grain speculation President Truman', close Wend and personal physician, Brig, den Wallace il. Qraliam. They «ald, however, that they were Intonated only In geltln* th* incla and not In making the 37. year-old White Home medical adviser the "whipping boy" of the aln gambling Inquiry. 'Hie President himself remained staunchly loyal to Graham. He au- UiorlMd a staltmont that the physician would continue In Ihe White House |K>bt he has held since August. 1945. Clmlinmn August H. Andrcsen, ., Minn., .said His spuclnl House committee on speculation would look into Graham's market activities lo see If Ihcre was "anything unusual ahoul his discretionary ac- cuilnl with his broker." 'Hie physician, who was revealed to luu'i! speculated In 50,000 bushels of wheat last September, said he hud lefl nmtlcis entirely ui to ills broker and did not know anything about hta wheat holding until Oct. 7. He said he has nlnce liquidated his holdings. Hrnalnr h Critical Recalling lhat anolhcr White House Intimate—Edwin W. Pauley— hail offered a similar explanation of his speculative ventures. Sen O. Wiiyland Brooks, R., III., .said "A mere statement thai these men entrusted 'their affairs to bro- ker.s will nol be accepted by the American people." Brooks said the Senate subcommittee on speculation, of which he Is a member, will examine Graham's market dealings closely when II mods ncxl week. But both hi and Andrcscn stressed that Ora ham would be treated Just like any of the other BO-odrt federal, state and municipal government em- ployes Included on the list of tra- dcra made public yesterday by the agriculture depm'tmcnt. Actually, there Is nothing Hlega about speculating in grain and other commodities unless Ihe trade Is an Agriculture Department em ployc with foreknowledge of thi government's buying plans, How ever, Mr. Truman denounced speculators Jftst October as "gambler In human misery," and blame, them in part for Ihe high cost o living. During the Period cover«rt In the latest list of traders -^-'•Sept. IT through 20—Graham was with Pres Idcnt Trumnn aboard the USS Mis sourl returning from Rio de Jan elro. Sfcc/e Doctor Injured Dr. J. W. Robbins, stcclc. Mo, physician, received painful Injuries last night when he tripped and fell across a wire In the yard of a patient's home while making a call. Hcmoved by ambulance to Campbell's cllntc In Memphis. Dr. Robs resting well his dislocated shoulder hart been set. He wns nc- compained lo Memphis by his son, William of steelc. ins was reported this morning after Mercury Climbs to 72 Old Man Winter took a day off yesterday and in his absence the mercury here scooted up to Spring- j> time levels and reached a high of ,, City to Welcome Arrival of 1948 Special Services Planned in Churches; Court House to Close While counly offices, banks and Ihe post office will b« closed New Year's Day. and many church and .social events arc planned for New Year's Eve In Blytheville. most store arc cx|jcctcd to remain open Thursday, It was Indlcaled this morning. County Judge Roland Green said today the Court House here will be closed all day Thursday. City Hall offices, however, will remain open. The city clerk's office and the State Revenue Department office will be open nnd Municipal Court will convene Thursday morning. Sam H. Williams, prcsidenl of the First National Bank, and B. A Lynch, president of Ihe Farmers Bank and Trust Co., said lhat both institutions will be closed New Year's Day. Pmilmrn Get Holiday The Post Office will be closed and no clly or parcel post deliveries will tic made. Box service will be given ns usual, however, and special delivery and perishable packages will be delivered. Doth Ihe Army and Navy recruiting offices in City Hall plan lo be closed'Jan. 1. The Army office will close lomorrow noon and re-open Friday. The Chamber of Commerce office In Clly Hall and the Blytheville ' upstairs will remain open. Special services will be conducted ,t watch services have been planned for the members of the Calvary Bap- list Church and olhcrs who desire to attend. The watch service will begin at 8 p.m. Al the First Methodist Church, the Young People, and Third year Intermediates will have watch services beginning at t p.m. and continuing to the dawn of Ihe New Year. Adult members of Ihe church have been Invited to attend the services beginning at 11 p.m. Minister and Family Leave for Oklahoma .In the Pilgrim Lutheran Church 17:30 p.m. tomorrow while The Rev. and Mrs. R. and children, Robert Scott Scott 12 degrees. This uiwcasonal maximum temperature mark yesterday was the warmest day since laic October. And last night was one of Ihe warmest nights in Ihe past two monlhs. The mercury went no lower than 51 degrees, according to Robert E. Bias-lock, official weather otaer- and Bethene, left today for Shawnee. Okla., where the Rev. Mr. Baird has accepted Hie pastorate of Ihe First Christian Church. A new pastor has not been selected to fill the vacancy at the First Christian Church here. The resignation of the Rev. Mr. Batrd was announced several weeks »go He h»d served h«r« nearly five' Perilous Throne Renounced by Romanian King Republic S«t Up, Quickly and Michael Linked With Romance BUCHAREST, Deo. SO, (U.P.)—King Michael (^Romania abdicated hig throne today, Romania was proclaimed a republic, «nd it was believed the youthful ox-king would quit the .country to marry Princess Anna de Bourbon-Parma, the woman of Iris choice. Tim 2«-year-old King who twico had occupied the perilous Romanian llirone renounced his kingship "in my name and In Ihe name of my descendants." , II was belleve'd Ihat he would now leave Bucharest In order to marry the Burbon princess with whom ha fell In love while in London last month lo attend the marriage of Princes* Elizabeth of Brltaln,\ The king's abdication, read to an unsuspecting public ov«r the Romanian radio, was followed Immediately by a government proclamation establishing the country as "th« popular Republic of Romania, th« fatherland of all Ihose who work." (II appeared to London obwrr- er» that Mlchael'i abdication con- itltuled • convenient mlilure »f royal romance and Iron curtain diplomacy. Michael hud requested permission of the Communist government of Romania to marry the Princess Anne ot Bourbon-Parma after the royal wedding l n London. The government of Petru Oroza refused per. mission.*. Since the Oroza government had long been uncomfortable oyer the anamoly of a monarchy existing within a Communist-directed state it was belloved that th. abdication suited bot Michael 1 ! romantic inclinations »..''. Oroia'i Do- mical aspirations.) .;,. P °While there WM no omclal itatv- ment Immediately indicating that Michael's romance wa* a factor in Ihe abdicallon, II was bg«reraUy believed lhat the cabinet's ofusal to permit Ihe wedding at ihU tlm* was a major factor. Few Kln» Left Hlch»el was the only relgrilnf . •?.-? 1 J".llP- ' n f .countries comprising 'the' M-called Slav bloc ofitater In Southeast Europe. ,;<:". ' Mlchtel had returned to Bucharest only two week* ago from Switzerland where he slopped oB on hl» way back from the British wedding. He spent much time there wfth, th« Princess Anne and vainly telegraphed the Romanian government tor approval of his plans to marry It the royal romance was, in fact. h n "m°'L' or Mlch » el ' s abdication, he will become the second monaA In recent time to take such drastlo action for love. His more Illustrious predecessor was Edward VIII of Britain who quit Ills throne In order lo marry Wallis Simpson Michael, however, took more dras- llc action than Edward. The youthful king renounced the throne not only for himself but .for hU heir*, and his action immediately produced Hie creation of a republic of Romania (The language of the official Bucharest announcement of th» creation of a republican state closely followed the forms customarily employed In official declaration* ot Hayti Man, 47, Dies; Final Rites Tomorrow Elmer Study, 47. of Haytl, Mo died at his home there at 10'30 last night following a short illness. He is survived by his wife Marv Study of Hayli; Iwo sons, Devert »nd Charley study of Haytl; one brother, Fred study of Crystal City, Mo., and two sisters, Mrs. Alley Cannon and Mrs. Lee Roush of Sherman. Mo. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at the Portageville Cemelery In Portageville, Mo Cobb Funeral Home of Bly- ville Is In charge of arrangements. New York Gorton Mar. May. July. Oct. D-c. open 3596 3573 3459 3177 3125 high low 3617 3394 3598 3573 3435 3459 31S5 3171 3138 3125 Soybeans May f.o.b. Chicago open high low 3M 400 398 395 3% 395 1:30 3611 3595 3480 3181 3135 1:30 400 3SW New York Stocks J p.m. Stocta A T and T ISO 3-8 Amer Tobacco 67 1-4 Anaconda Copper 33 3-4 Beth steel 102 1-2 ! hrysler gj 3.4 ren Electric 34 3-g ien Motors ...... i 57 i-i •fontgomery Ward 53 i-s J Y Central 137-8 North Am Aviation 8 Republic Steel .,. 26 3-4 ladlo 9 1-4 Socony Vacuum 57 1-1 Hudebaker . 3M-» Standard of N J 7* S-« Texas Corp 5* j.g Packard 4 3.4 • *«* TM-I

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