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VOL. XL1V—NO. 105 Btythevlllc D«Uj New Courier BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NOHTHKAST ARKANSAS AND 8OUTHKA8T MISSOURI ^*"^ Blythevllle Herald i Valley LeMor BLYTHKVILLK, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, ,!UI,Y 28, !<W ' Income Tax Cut, Foreign Relief to Be Hottest Issues 5 Orher Major Items To Face Congress in Its Second Session I»Y RAYMOND I.AIIR (United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, July 28. (UP) — Personal income tax reductions and new billions (or foreign relief loomed today us the hottest issues awaiting the ipth Congress when •it convenes lor its second session Jan. 2. •The first Republican Congress in 16 years closed the books on its first session early yesterday with no plans to return -before January unless foreign developments require a special Fall session. The second session will convene in a Presidential election year and income ta xreduction. a subject close to the heart of the voters. Is certain to set major attention. The tax debate actually has been raj- •ing since 'President Truman handed Congress the first of his two successful vetoes on Republican- sponsorcd income tax legislation. Chairman Harold 'Knutson, R. Minn., of the House Ways am •Means 'Committee .which Initiates •tax legislation, said Republicans regarded tax reduction as a "useless gesture" while Mr. Truman re inaincd in the White House. iBu. other GCP leaders conceded Itwouli be difficult to ignore tax legisla tion if the President should nsk for it in January as he is expected to do. Despite Knutson's stand, Chair man Robert 'A. Taft, H., O., o the Senate Republican Policy Com mittce said there would be a ta: bi!l of "some kind" next, year, am House •Republican leader Charle A. Halteck of Indiana promised t continue !the fight for tax rcduc tion. Last-Minute Tax Issue As a forerunner of what may be expected from administration sup porters' next year, three Hous Domo-rats introduced a tax reduc tion .bill in the dying moments the part session, it called for re duction of excise taxes, a $103 in crease |n the present $500 persona .-exemption and reduction of on percentage point in surtax levies. •_„•_•.While they .have an ear for th 'Voters''reaction", trie lawmakers a so will have an ear cocked for de velopn:ents in Europe. Both Dem ocrats and Republicans figured tha only threats of war or ol n break down in the European econom would bring a. Fall session of Con gross. CBut the Senate Foreign Rela •lions Committee may return th fall to begin consideration of wha will be needed to carry out tl Marshall Flan of helping Europ •to help itself. -Republican leade , have ceen somewhat uoncommltt on that p'.an and little can I done until the current Paris con ference assesses European needs. Meanwhile, however, a speci House committee will begin asses. ing resources of this country relation to further foreign aid. The first committee to get und way was the 'Senate War Invest gating Committee, which open' hcni-ings today on $40,000.000 aircraft contracts awarded to Howard Hughes. Its inquiries were expected to have political overtones carrying into 1MB. Hcuse Labor .Subcommittees will beg-in hc.-irings outside of Washington, 'beginning next Monday. •A special House-Senate committee will Investigate the housing shortage, and subcommittees of the Joint Economic Committee will investigate high prices of consumer goods. Those issues may be expected to play an important part in the campaign and the. congress of 1D48. Five Issues Loom Besides foreign policy and taxes, these issuc-s look like the big ones lor the 1048 Congress: •I. Housing—The Taft-Ellender- Wasner long range housing bill which faces a tough fight In the Senate and probably an even more hostile House. 2. Federal aid to the states for education and health. 3. Increasing the .minimum wage, now set at 40 cents an hour by federal law. 4. Universal Military Training- facing a tough fight with Its support and opposition cutting across party lines. 5. Bills to outlaw the poll lax and discrimination in employment because of race, religion or national origin-these will find Northern Democrats aligned with Republicans against filibustering Southern Democrats. The house already has passed the anti-poll tax bill. Marsha// Winner Of 47 Freedom House Award •or Wise Statesmanship NEW YORK, July 28. (UP) — Secretary of State George C. Mnr- lall was announced the winner Dday or the 1941 Freedom House ward In recognition of the "wise atesinanshlp" represented In his Inn for European reconstruction. The Freedom House Board of directors said Marshall was chosen nanimously for the award which 1 the two preceding years went to iemard M. Barnch and Gen. Wight D. Eisenhower. Set to Test World's Heaviest Bomb - - - \ ,- SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS •ieart Attack 'roves Fatal To Dan M. Duncan Dan M. Dunkln. prominent In 'Usiness nnd civic circles of Blythc- /ille for the past 42 years, died at : o'clock this morning at Blythe- 'ille Hospital, where he wns re- noved after suffering a heart at- ack last night. 8:30 o'clock, at his lome. Born September 13. 1871. in Sulli- 'an. Iiid., Mr. Dunkln came to Bly- heville in 1904, where he served as bookkeeper for various local pio- leer business houses, before becom- ng affiliated with the firm of Browne & Billings, which later became Oay <fc Billings, with whom was associated at the time of his death. Mr. Dunkin was a member of First Methodist Church, and of the Roary Club, and always was interested in civic affairs of the city. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at noon today, pending arrival of various members of the family. Cobb Funeral Home will be charge, and the Rev. Allen D. Stewart, pastor of First Methodist Ihurch. will officiate, assisted by the Rev. R. E. L. Bcarden of Leachville, a long-time friend of Mr. Dunkiii. Burial will be made in Elmwood Cemetary. Surviving Mr. Dunkin are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Dunkin, to whom he was married in 1336. a stepdaughter, Mrs. H. A. Doyle, a sister, Mrs. Alia Young of St. Louis, and three brothers, M. A. Dunkin of Bloomington, III., John Dunkin of Ellsl- nore, Mo., and Harry Dunkin of Portland, Ore. The flight crew of a specially-modllicd 13-29 Superior tress stands beside the world's heaviest bomb In Wichita, Kan. It will take ttie 42,000-i>ound mammoth aloft and test'jit in the near future. Althouuh this is the weightiest bomb ever built, the War Department said its orjhmncc division Is now developing bombs up to 100.0CO pounds. Bombs used in world War II weighcjl no more than 20,000 pounds. —(NEA. Telephoto.) t Hold-Up Suspects Token to County Jail at Marion The four men arrested here Thursday night by State Patrolmen C. E. Montgomery and T. K. Smalley. three of whom have been identified as the men who staged two armed robberies last week, were taken to CtiMenden County jail in Marion Saturday night to face charges of robbing a taxi driver in West Memphis and possible extradition for the S3500 holdup in downtown Memphis July 19. Two of the men, Roy L Wilson and Robert Wilson, formerly of •Parkin, were identified by iCecil Briggs. driver of a cab in West Memphis, as .the ones who robbed him and a passenger, George M. Washington of $59 Wednesday night. Roy Wilson along with Wil- To Keep Balkan Crisis Before UN U.S., Great Britain, Greece Agree on 3 Steps to Be Taken By ROBERT MANNING (Unileil Press 3taH Correspondent' LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., July 28. (UP) — The United States, Britain and Greece li*ve agreed tentatively on three ••.emergency steps to keep the Balkans crisis before the United Nations If Russia vetoes the- present'American proposals for a-long-range UN Enl- kans commission, II was 'learned today. , -JS "•-• • The first step if Russia -uses Jhe veto, officials disclosed./wnTJbe a move by 'the United States-fto reopen ,;,((etw tix -I mirtfxjja tpj'yy bv v J.l« Security',Council''Vinder the punitive sections of the UN charter. This would officially brand th'e recent strife in Greece as "a threat to peace." -\ Such an action would amount to re-introduction of the American proposals under the strongest sections of the UN charter rather than under the "pacific' settlement" provisions.'I* If Russia u^ed . trio, big power veto for a second time to kill i,hi American plan, American, British and Greek officials would proceed with plans to estqblish a commission in Greece outside the UN to watch for signs of the Communist- directed Yugoslav, Bulgarian and Albanian meddling ,which the Greek government blames for the Internal plight of Greece. The third step, the'bfflcial sources Late Bulletins July 28. (Ill 1 ) — Reports from lircst ivnlil :i freighter liKtdnd with nitrates blew up in the harbor late today. I Hold Services Yesterday For Cleveland Moody Funeral services were hold yesterday. 2 p.m, at Cobb Funeral Home for Cleveland Moody, farmer of near Gosnell, who died at 12:50 a.m. Saturday at Walls Hospital. He was 43. The Rev. T. J Richardson, pastor of Gosnell Baptist Church, officiated, with burial at Hmwood Cemetery. Mr. Moody, who had bten ill for the past six weeks, was a lifelong resident of the Oosnell cim- munity. He Is survived by three brothers, jack Moody and I Moody, both of BlytheviUe, an<l Virge Moody of Torrince, CtM, another ( Tiiember were identified by of the quartet. Miss Lois Jones, an employee of the Darling Shop in Memphis, as the ones who robbed her of $3500 as she prepared •to deposit her employer's store receipts in a Memphis bank. IA second identification ry a N'egro brink janitor, has linked Wilton Hodge with the Memphis holdup, it was reported today. The 'Negro identified Hodge as one ol the two men who robbed Miss Jones in tllc lobby of the Memphis bank. A fourth member of the group. Ferrell Marion 'Hodge, formerly of Blythcvillc. is being held on an open charge along with the accused trio for further investigation. Sail For Ame'rica In 40-ft fishing Vessel PENZANCE. Eng., July 28 (U p) —Twenty-three Estonians, ine'.u.'l- Ing eight women and a child, sailed Sunday for Miami. Fla., in a 40-foot fishing vessel. They hoped to make the trip in 33 days. ton ^Hodge, formerly of Blytheville.j said, would be to lay the findings , _, .. ' " of this commission before the September session of the UN General Assembly. The goal would be a debate which would throw the weight of w-orld opinion against the alleged Communist attempt to dominate Greece arid perhaps produce a majority condemnation of the three soviet-supported neighbors of Greece by the UN Assembly. Most dangerous of these three contemplated steps, it was agreed, would be the second. American and British officials have discussed the matter thoroughly in Washington, anti the conclusion has been that all means of a settlement in the security council should be exhausted before the Western countries take the questionable step of defying the UN and acting outside it. N. Y. Cotton March May . July . Oct. . Dec. . . open 3360 3315 3260 3454 . 3391 high 3300 ' 3345 3260 3484 3425 low close 3330 3331 3200 3290 3225 3427 Local Traffic Violators Forfeit Bonds Twenty-six city and seven county .cases involving week-end misdemeanors were heard in Municipal Court this morning wltn fines assessed and bonds forfeited nct.- Ling the city more than J40D and the county about, $225 exclusive of court' 'costs. Che speeder was nabbed &it- rflay night on Main street State Police and forfeited' bond. Another speedor . bond ,U) Court, " ' ' J_ T „ bonds on charges of public dru'ntt enp.ess and two were assessed fines of ?IO and cost.s. Kour forfeited $20.25 bonds on charges 1 ,of disturbing the peace and three such cases were continued until Thur.i- day. One line of $10 nnd costs was assessed. A Negro woman was fined $£0 find costs for carrying a rifle as a weapon and another was fined the same amount .for carrying a pistol as a weapon. In county cases, three bonds of ' ." 'Teh persons" ' ror'feiled* $30.25 and two of $31.25 wer:! forfeited on charges of public drunk- crness. One $10.25 bond was forfeited on a drunken driving charpe. Charged with driving with an improper license, one mar. forfeited n $3Q.K bond. Forrestal Begins Task AH Military Heads Ask Full Cooperation Of Every Department No Pledges Here For Car Buyers Dealers Make Honest- Effort To Keep Cars Out Of Gray Marker Blythcvllle new car dealers reported Saturday that no action was underway here to adopt the plan In current lisc In some cities requiring buyers to sign pledges containing stipulations rcBiirdlng resale of new automobiles within a ccrtuli period. In on effort to halt the "gra> market" turnover of new cars through resale by individuals at threat profit, dealers in some cities for example—require to sign a written pledge .t If they, resell a new x_;•'months after the fTate, IifbflLs from such transaction will be turned over lo chasity or Hint thc dealer will be given an option to rebuy the automobile. Thc practice, has been only partially successful and has met wltl opposition from many buyers, who brand the pledges as in restraint of trade. A survey of thc dozen new car dealers In BlytheviUe showed that none required n buyer to sign pledge concerning resale of a new automobile within a cerliiln period. Three dealers, however, said they sought a verbal or "gcnllcmnn's agreement" that thc buyer would give thc dealer first opportunity to buy if thc car was resold. One of these dealers and two others said they were refusing to sell new cars to anyone they hud reason to believe wns making the purchase for the car's resale value. One dealer said his firm was Investigating each buyer to see whether or not he already owned a new car. If he did—no sale. A majority of the dealers said they thought thc pledge-signing was a good one. but only if all dealers In thc city co-operated in the program. One dealer spoke against the plan, saying that such pledges, either verbal or written, were "not binding." Most of thc car firms believed the purchase of new cars for resale was not much of n problem here and that few purchases for that purpose were being made. Gen.HodgesSays Air Force Happy AboutUnification Merger Long Sought, Ranking Airman Tells Legion Convention Hy BOM IIROWN Dnllril I'rcss Stuff (.'nrrfipomliMit 1,1TTI,B HOCK, Ark., July 20, (U.IM—Unification ot (lie iirmcrt forces made n, reality Sulurdny by President Tnmmii'.s .slisniitni'.-. h".s loii|} been thc'goul o( the United SlaU'S Ah' Forces, M'lJ, cum. James l>. Hodges told dclcuMtos to the American Ijvglon convention lodny. , HpenkltiK from n prepared ud- dross Imsllly revised following the signing of uniftaulon le«i.slulton the commander of the All' TrrilnIni: Command lit Itaudolph 1'li'ld Tex., snld thiil while airmen were nppy about unification, "we nn >lso mindful ol Hie imoriully of the: trust that has been dclctatcdj to us." . • "And," ho continued, "us we l>on lo realize the difficulty of the task that now confronts us llio Briii fades from our face ami we arc overtaken by a feeling of humility mid nro deeply conrjc'lous ot our responsibility." Gen. ModRvs said l.lml Ihu Ah' I'\>rces Is aware Hint Ihu aeritil rampiirls of Amerlcn arc peaceful mid vast and asserted "we must tjiinrd them well. We arc con- Claims Keiser Used 'Brady' Tactics To Get Plane (onlra By ANN HICKS and JHON I/: STEKI.E . ,. United Frtss Staff Corregpondenta WASHINGTON, July 28. (U.I'.)—A former WPB official tcstilicd today thnt West Coast, industrialist Henry J. Kaiser used laetjcs of "a Diamond Jim Brady" and "a Billy Sunday" to gel a bijf war plane contract that was considered 'taiiluslie" by aircraft experts. —, » Tnc Indonesians Say Dutch Vessel Hit Gunners Claim Direct Hit; Dutch Drive to Cut Island Begins UATAVIA, July 28. (UP)—The InclnneMim high command reported tonight Hint onn of Its coastal bnt~ tcrles crippled H Dutch warship today ut TJIlntJnp, South Java port which WHS expected to be the focal point'of a nnleh drive to cut thu demands InliL'rcni to scions of tin thiit mission He snid that I hi; Air Forces Is complimented to xhiiru icsponsl- blllty for nation delcnsi; on nn equal Lusts with the Army and Nnvy but pointed out Hint the All- Force Is the only clement which could ijcl Into a fight i( any enemy chooses lo launch an Immediate attack. The United Stnli-.i loclnv 1ms ns- suined u role of woi-ld iendeishlp hilernnltonnl lUhilrs. he cnltl see island In two. An Indonesian coimnulciue snld the Dutch wni.shlp hit at TJtlatjap limped olf with a heavy list. It snld Hid Republican gunners scored a direct,hit on thc stern of the'ves- scl, the size of which wns not give:, long-expected Dutch drive The across under official said no political pressure "that I know of" was "ni- liloyed. nut he added that he un-. derslnod "Mr. Kaiser was very clrW to the White House," then" occupied by the late President Roov" veil. The witness. Merlll c. Meiji. testified before Senate War Tiives- llgatlnic Subcommittee which is tryliifi to find out all It can about multl-mllllon-riollar aircraft contracts given to Kaiser and mil-' . llonnlre plane - n,nker inward Hughes In 1942. Sonic »18,OOO.OC10 v.vs for a nmin- moth. clKht-englned plywood f'yln? boat which still l s earthbound at Terminal Island, pal. Melgs, former Chief of the War Production Board's Aircraft Division, said Ar- my-Nnvy experts considered ihc xcliemc "completely fantastic" ami that lie thought It "completely Impossible of accomplishment."' Kaiser's ides, he said, was to sutetluile huge planes for cargo ships of which German Submarines /• at that time were taking a heavy trvll II.. ,..,1,1 L >. . .. - - ."* toll. He said he could get "the big rolling in 10 months, Melgs tlie Island appeared to be. way. The Indonesian com- munique Indicated It was starting I lol[l tllc subcommittee, from newly-captured Tcgal on thc North const nnd wns aimed at TJll- atjnp. The Dutch were reported by the Indonesians to be advancing south-' - ward from Chcrlbon. Their ad- niid lidded that "wj vaguely see vancc was said to have been check- thiit we must either "accept this cil at LlnGgapoctn. North of Bocm- role-or el.ic." lojoe, nnd at thc bottom of the llic; last ixirliim of his j.pcecln right-angle triangle formed by was devoted' to tlv; position of air Uocmlnjoc, Tcgal and Cherlbon nnllonul defense nnd he about half wny across the island that air power Is !he| Fighting was reported raging at' factor In present clay fonniiirc* heard and scrvlcp 'to vet- HS the major oujec- ArkansiiH Lcijlon Du- 33 G7 3*0 3427 3372 Services Held At Manila To'day For Mother of Famous War Hero Services for 'Mrs. Mary Ann Davis, .mother of Herman Davis, World War I hero of Arkansas, were held this afternoon at the First E.iptist Church in Manila. She died Saturday night at her home following a short illness. She was 77. Services were conducted by the Rev. C. W. Rushing, church pastor, who was assisted by the Rev. p. H. Jernigan Of Blytheville, the Rev. (Bob Liddell of Leachville, the Rev. W. H. Home and the Rev. p. M. Sweet both of Manila. Emmerson Funeral Hem* of Jonesbo-o was in charge of arrangements with burial, In Manila cemetery. Som in EffinRham. ill., Mrs. Davis moved to Mimla as a young girl $8 years igo. Her husband, •Jeff Diiis. Missi^ippl County farmer, died in Septerhttr. 1821, just alter their son returned home frcm me battlefields of Europe, bearing decorations from five government*, including the Medal of Honor of his own country, the Croix de Guerre with pa:m and others. 11 was at, Mollerille farm Verdun that young Herman Davis of Manila distinguished himself. Aione he jcaptured a- machine gun nest of Germans and then modest;}- proceeded about his business, and for the accidental appearance of a (French officer upon the scene, the incident might never have been made of record. The j-onng Manila infantryman, who went into service March 20, | 1017 was gassed while serving in ' the .front line trenches. He died in January, 1S23, Just two years following his father's death, at Veterans •Hospital In Memphis. His body later was hviriert just behind a. tall monliment erected In his honor In the town square. Mrs. Davis leaves Cow dauehters Mrs. Anna 'Bsarl Miller of •Lfoch- ville, Mrs. Charles Sickles of Ma- ny WILLIAM K MrMENAMIN United Tress Staff Corrcspnnrtenl WASH1NGTCN. -July 28. (UP)— .Inmcs V. Knrrestnl. the Notion's first Socrclary of Defense, today began his historic job of welding) Bach said I hat only "one or two" IMC Army, Navy and Air Forces such purchases had been made from into a single military establish-, him. ment under the new Armed Forces! They pointed out that the rc- Unification Law. i snlc problem was certain to be worse ihe statute lelt behind ,by Con- in larger cities and metropolitan cress provided only the blueprint areas than it was in small towns for the new defense structure. But and cities the size of niytheville. rnnfirt V 1V ,r n r y ° mccrs wcrc " ln aiylhcvlllc. Ihc dealers know confident the former Navy Sec- their customers and just what kind rctr.r.v s dynamic personality would provide the leadership needed to ir.ake it n successful reality. 'All three scivices were carryiiiK on as usual while Forrestal began preparations lor the sweeping rc- A Navy spokesman said no dale had yet, been set for his formal oath Inkini; ceremony. The Senate confirmed hint for cabinet pest without dissent bc- lore it adjourned yesterday. Most foes 'of unification regarded his power In asserted "dominant warfare." Eurltcr thc rehabilitation crnns listed lives of the partrnent. In his report (o (he delegates, State Commander J. Wesley Sampler of Rogers snld "we have worked night and ilny In the m- Icrest of veterans and lliplr dependents. We have attempted to help every veteran who has ro- ([iic.stcd aid and have urged all veterans to bring their problems' to us." Yesterday the delegates heard ' three promincnl speakers plead for military preparedness nnd one de- clnrc that "already we arc In the opening skirmishes of world war III." The speaker, E. u. Burns ot In- dlannpolis, Iml, Assistant National Adjutant, snld "tlinnk God it Is not yet a shooting war. The present struggle Is confined to fight- Ing on economic and political fronts." Hut he said that such a battle Is "just as deadly as nny conflict ever fought with bombs and guns." Burns termed universal military training an Immediate must In the American defense program. , Earlier In the day the delegates hcnrd Gen. William K. Broughcr also urge military preparedness nnd Gov. Ben Lancy niillinr a five point program which he urged thc Legion to support. Thc governor's platform Included some form of! inluTury training; conservation ol thc na,Ion's natural resources; creation of a stronger diplomatic service; ridding our country of tin-American influences; working toward belter unity among our own people. where the Dutch and Indonesians signed an agreement thnt 1 was supposed to have settled their 1 , differences peacefully. - l U. S.- G'inrerned About Oil nollable sources reported thnt the Unite! suites. In an cxchangn of notes with the Republican Rovprn- mcnt early this month, asked the Indonesians not to sabotage tlie oil fields If fighting broke out. The U. S. note expressed grave concern, informants Bald, "lest some action will be taken causing thc loss of lives of Americans and destruction of American property," Earlier reports disclosed that Dutch paratrooper* and fresh amphibious forces had been thrown against the Indonesians. An Indonesian communique snld Dutch paratroopers jumped Into the village of Lamndjang, near Pcngn- Icngan West Java. It wns the first lime paratroopers were'report- ed In action since Indonesian-Dutch fighting broke out eight days ago. The Indonesian announcement said the population of Lnmadjang Immediately attacked the paratroopers. It claimed Dutch aircraft ('destroyed" the city before the paratroopers Jumped Dutch aircraft [ a ." cclcd also were dropping food to isolated' frontline. Dutch troops. Knljcr waged such an Intensive . publicity campaign for his fiylrii! • boats, Melgs satd. that'the government lelt It had to K l ve him .»'chance to Justify his scheme. Hughes subsequently took over the flying boat contract from Kal-•' ser nnd got himself »22,000 mo • worlli of additional contracts to make Army Photo Planes I. An erstwhile missing witness,Hughes publicity man" John W ' Meyer, was en route back to -ihti ' • country to amplify testimony, he' had given In previous secret committee sessions. H e already has told utteed : , ny glamor* girls; which Hughes T al- : legedly gave for government bigwigs. . \ . 2 Chairman Owcri Brewster, R • Me., of the full investigating com; mittce and Hughes traded words about a couple of plane trips they look together lust February. Hughes said he gave Brewater J1.400 worth of pliine rides. Brewster retorted he made the trips for Hughes' convenience because the plane-maker wanted to talk to him. ' Melgs, now a Hearst Corp. official, testified that Kaiser was probably "one ol the world's greatest salesmen.' Kaiser sold hU fly- Ing boat project, Melgs said, with a broadside of newspaper headlines. Mclgs said Hughes was brought-Into the flying.boat project by Kaiser. He described Hughes In IM2 as a "very worried J'OUrig, man." He snid Hughes expressed concern that he could not build the giant plnncs In th c specified 10 months, and feared his good name- woule?-be of n person they're dealing with." one dealer said. "In a Inrger city, thc situation's bound to be worse because a man deals mostly with strangers," he pointed out. Hold Youths To Await Federal Court Action appointment as an assurance that the Navy would be guaranteed its proper role nuri not be "taken cter" by thc lArmy. The law sets up the Army. Navy nnd Air Forces as departments under Fcrrcstal. Each department will have its own secretary but only Forrcsta] will have cabinet status. President Truman's first executive torder called upon the armed forces to "formulate plans and make coordinated preparations." Otherwise it did little except define the responsibilities of the three services. Gen. Dwlght D. Eisenhower, Ar my Chief of Stiff, its,ued orders to all Commanders to continue "business as usual" until official orders arc issued carrying thc uni- Charles Dennis Alley. 20. and Kenneth Dale Organ. 16. of Hammond. Tnr!.. who confessed to State and Federal authorities here to a scries of Ihetts and burglaries over a three slate area last neck, were transferred Saturday to Craighead County Jail in Joncs- boro, to await action by Federal Court for violation of the Dyer Act. The two youths are reported to have confessed to the theft of a 1937 Chevrolet sedan In Hammon.1, Hid., which they drove here. They also are reported to have confessed to a series of burglaries ^i .Slkss- lon and Portigeville, Mo. nila, Mrs. Victorls Moore of Cros- j ficntion into effect. His order went sett and Mrs. lAubon Hlggons of to nil .Air Forces as well as Ground rrtnchman'4 B«you, J Set rOKBESTAL on Weather ARKANSAS—Fair today, tonight and Tuesday. Little change in temperatures. Resume Hearing On Annexation Proceedings The Mississippi County* Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Court House here Lo resume ncLIon on a I when It began weaving nnd finally Two Die In Car Crashes; Child Drowns In Pond By United Press Two traffic deaths in Arkansas over the week-end brought the state's total for July to 1-1 and the year lo 1GO, the State Highway Department reported today. A third accidental death occurred over the week-end when a 12-ycarr old lad WAS drowned near Cabol. Inez nooks, n-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Fred Rook.s of McCrory, was killed when her car left Hie road and rolled over one mile west of McCrory. She was pronounced dead u|x>n arrival at a hospital. Witnesses snld the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed petition seeking the dissolution of Brown School District and Its annexation to Manila District No. 15. Action on the rccpicst was deferred by the Bo.-ird at Its meeting Wednesday when opposition to the consolidation contended that the Brown school board had not been consulted In the move. Since school laws do not require the consideration or approval of such a petition by 1 the school board, the decision remained wllh the county board, which decided to defer action until tomorrow. • If approved, consolidation of the Brown and Manila districts will result In a new, assessed valuation of $941,587 for the enlarged district and will boost the enumeration to 1,333. Brown District has an assessed valuation of $190,361 and an enumeration of 181. The Manila District was enlarged last week as a. result ot the Board's approval of a petition annexing the MUltgan P.!4ge District No. 8 to It. This declslin will be contested attorneys for the remonstrants notified the Board that an appeal would bt fil«4 la Circuit Court. left thc road. William Lester Mead. 20-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Mead of near Camden, died In a Camden hospital soon after being injured In an automobile crash on Highway Seven, four miles south of Camden. Gilbert Pennock, 12-year-otd son of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Pfnnock, wns drowned in « stock pond on the .Jim Dlckcrson farm near Cabot. Thc child was swimming with two younger children. Although he was rescued alove. the lad died en route to a Little Rock hospital. Mercury Stays High Temperatures here over the weekend continued at normal July levels 8s highs In the mld-W* were recorded, Robert E. Blaylock, off- ciil weather sbserver, reported lo- Yesterday's high »'*4 9« •iegree* and Hie low during last nlgftt 71 degrees. Highest temperature recorded Saturday was 95 and the low duftnc Uut olc&t -nt M ' Mclgs wrote in his diary that he told Hughes the "public and po- : lltlclans"- would hold Hughes responsible for failure even though! the idea was Kaiser's. Sen. Carl A. Match, D., N. M.. observed that Mclgs' prediction about the "public and politicians" had "almost come to pass." Under questioning by Subcommittee phalrman Homer Ferguson, Meigs said Kaiser "convinced" only people with no technical qualifications that his project'Was teas- Iblc. Ferguson Insisted that ••some-, thing more than salesmanship" was involved," but Melgs did not agree Mcigs told Ferguson that Donald M. Nelson, then WPB Chieftain, did not "pressure" for a- wardlng Kaiser the contract, although it was "Nelson's responsibility." The contract finally was awarded by the .defense plants corp., a subsidiary of the Reconstruction Finance Corp. .When Melgs said Nelson exerted no pressure in connection with the pontract, Ferguson read back testimony he had given in a secret •ommltkee session. In the testimony Melgs hac} said the only pressure had been "pressure by Nelson's office." N. Y. Stocks Final Stock Prices A T & T Amcr Tobacco ...... Anaconda. Copper .. Beth Steel Chrysler . .......... Gen Electric Gen Motors ......;. Montgomery Ward -. N Y Central Int Harvester fr(brth Am Aviation Republic Steel » 1-4 Kadto . '9 3-S Eocony Vacuum IftTtr' SWdebaker,. ........;...., 33 Ettndard at N J 19 3-4 Texas Corp & '*" Packard . ... , . ,....»., A »»8 u a su«i 7*1-4 157-1-4 77 1-3 38 91 -, ' 6U 5-8 3S 7-8 61 9'S 64 1-8 90 1-8 8 3-8

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