The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 31, 1947 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 31, 1947
Page 12
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PAGE TWliLVB Bi-1 iiiHi V iL,Lti (AUK.) UUUiU^K WEL»NEBJJAi, 24, 1947 Premier Delays King's Departure Michael Propose! To Fly Into Exil* With Royal Court BUCHAREST, Romania, Dec. 31 (OP)— Jtorawr King Michel of Ro- m»nl« hu asked permission to fly -Into exile today with his mother and 60 members of the royal court but Premier.Petru Groza Indicated their departure might be delayed. Official »ourcej said Michael re- que«t«d visas for himself, Queen Helen and 60 courtiers lor departure from Romania befor nightfall, by plane If weather permits, and otherwise )jy special train. Oroia, however, elated at the turn of events which abolished the monarchy, told a press conference that h« believed the King might be here until Friday and that he doubted Michael would need 60 passports for his entourage. Grow said the 26-year-old Michael came Into Bucharest todn> from Slnala Castle for a conference During the talks Groza offered Michael the privilege of remaining ti Romania as a private citizen, h< »aid, but Michael refused. May Go to Coiienlmftcn •1 think mat tie has his prlvnti motive to leave." Grozn snid, inrti eating that Michael was determine! to depart from Romania as sooi at possible so he might mnrry hi fiancee. Princess Anne of Bourbo Parma and Denmark. At least one reason for Michael abdication was the government's re fusal to permit him to wed Princess Anne. An official government source «»Id earlier that Michael had requested and been granted permission to fly Into exile with Ills mother in his private Beechcraft, carrying two relief pilots, white the rest of the royal court look oilier planes It was believed Miehnel wished to go straight to Copenhagen, home of Princess Anne, for love of whom he challenged the Romanian government and lost. GorernlnK Council Created Michael's preparations for departure coincided with government broadcasts summoning the people of every Romanian city to attend government-sponsored rallies to celebrate the birth of Ihe republic. The government's decision to send Michael and the entire court Into exile immediately was announced only a few hours before the Romanian parliament met in emergency session to speed formation of the new "popular" republic. The first act of Romania's 205 deputies, called Into session at 10 ajn., was to prepare machinery for appointing the consistuent assembly which will prepare Ihc new Romanian constitution. The place of the monarchy ns the nominal ruling head of Romania was replaced today by a council o the republic, composed of five members, sworn In late yesterday within minutes after it had been ap proved by parliament. Communist Ion Nicure, dcpnti tpeaker of parliament, Is one the main figures of the council Other members nrc Socialist Slcf an Vlotec, minister of education and three non-party members—Mi hal Sadoveanu, speaker of narlia ment; Roman Stere, a innslstrnt councillor of the court of cassation and Prof. Konstimtiu Tarhon, prcs Ident of the Arlus Society for promoting Romanian-Soviet relations. Uncle Sugar Delivers Petrillo Asks Dismissal of Lea Act Charge CHICAGO, Dec. 31. (U.P.)—The government rested Its case against James c. Petrillo, American Federation of Musicians president, today after presenting testimony ol three newspapers reixirters thai Pctrlllo had said In a speech thai he had purposely violated the Lea Act. Petrillo IB charged with violating the Act, which prohibits coercing a radio station Into hiring more employes than needed. The government charged that the calling of an AFM strike against radio station WAAP, Chicago, In May 1M4, wa* a violation. Th* trial was underway u members of Petrillo'* union labored to make as many record! as possible licfore Ills ban on recordings goes Into effect at midnight. Immediately following the announcement of District Attorney Otto Kerner that no more witnesses would be called by the government, Defense Attorney Danle Carmen asked for a directed verdict of acquittal. Judge Walter Labuy said he would take the matter under advisement. George Bartlett, reporter for the St. Petersburg, Fls,., Times, and a former radio station program director, testified that he attended an AFM convention June 3, 1946, and that In the course of a two- hour speech, Petrillo said that he had Intentionally violated the Lea Act, by calling a strike on station WAAP. Just Nosing Around Ing their way toward friendship—or at least mutual tolerance e Duchess," a German shepherd dog, and "Leaping Lena " a •abbit, recently acquired by the family of Earl Haegle, Chicago. Sniffing thel —are pet i Negro Deaths Funeral servlc«» for Henry Cherry, 43, who died at his home on 8. Broadway yesterday afternoon will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Caston Funeral Horn* Chapel, with Rev. O. O. Johnson officiating, Burial will be at ML Zion cemetery. He Is survived by tw» brothers and two sisters. Angle Wade of 1044 8. Franklin St., died at Walls hospital la*t night. She was 57. Funeral services will be conducted at the Caston Funeral Home Chapel tomorrow at 2 ,£^ clock with Rev. M. Freeman c?Bl ciaiing. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetry. She Is survived by on* son, Corbett Wade, a daughter. Josephine of Chicago, El., and on» brother. Fox Newt * Selected Short Subject first shipment of sugar to reoch Japan since th» war Is unloaded from the American freighter, William Ellery Channing. at Yokohama. Its arrival caused Japan's black-market sugar prices to drop 25 per cent, and candy, prices 3D p«r cent Truman Meets New Soviet Ambassador WASHINGTON. Dec. 31. (UP) — President Truman today told the new Soviet ambassador to the United States that solution of the rorld's postwar problems demands ___ „.„.„,.,„..„„ n mutual^spirit of soodwill and | tion'oYTiou 'fTo'mTast'ycar'despite Motorists Write Safety Record When Death Rate Based on Miles Travelled CHICAGO, Dec. 31 (UP)—The N.'Ulonal Safety Council reported today that the nation's automobile drivers "made the steering wheel a life pre.server" this year to attain the lowest mileage death rate In history. The council estimated the 1947 traffic death total at 32,500. a reduc- onfidencc" among the great now- TS. Mr. Truman's remarks were made a Alexander S. Ptinyushkln when IB presented his credentials as successor to former Ambassador Niko- ai Movlkov. Piinyushkln presented his credon- lals nt the White House nl a time when American-Soviet relations 'arc move strained than «t any pcrioit n recent years. He told Mr. Truman that he accepted his new post with a fcclljig of "high responsibility" which he snlci was hnscd on the significance American-Soviet relations have 'under contemporary postwar conditions." Mr. Truman replied that lie shared Pnnyushkln's view of the importance of Soviet-American relations "In the present unsettled state of the world." "To resolve successfully the complex postwar problems facing the world today, n mutual spirit of goodwill and confidence is a nec- cs.sttry prerequisite," the President said. "...The people of the United Stales of America aspire to llv c In peace with other nations In a stable and prospering world and will respond promptly to the people of nny nation who make clear that they have the same goals." The forr.-al statements of the two men were released through the Stale Department. Reporters were not present at the ceremony. The an Increase of about 10 per cent in miles traveled. Akron, O., was tile largest city with a perfect safety record for November. ' Norfolk. Vn., with three deaths per 10.000 registered vehicles for the first 11 months of 1947 was third amonfi cities of between 200,000 and 500,000. Savings Association Shareholders to Meet The nnnu'iit meeting o! the Bly- thcville Federal Savings and Loan Association will be held Jan. 21 at the W. J. Pollard Insurance Agency 124- West Ash. at 2 p. in., it wns announced today by Mr. Pollard, secretary of the Association. Thn Stegasaurus dinosaur had no more intelligence than a three- week-old kitten. Indians stored their corn and beans in large holes hi the ground. The sides of the holes were lined witii bark. Nova Scotia's apple industry Is ~M years old, il.s first trees bavins been planted in Annapolis Royal ill 1633. ambassador's remarks wore made In four paragraphs, while Mr. Truman's ran only three par;j',;raph3. to Find Treasure SEAGRAM'S 7 CROWN. 8VENOED WHISKEY. 86.8 Piool. 65}$ Grain Neutral Spirits Seagram-Distillers Corporation, Chrysler Building, New York 4 WE PAUSE TO REFLECT IT'S HAPPY NEW YEAR TIME We will be closed New Year's Day for the benefit of our employees MEAD'S Barrett Hamilton, Little Rock, Ark., - - - Distributors »iJ MAIM

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