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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ^ nth DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST. ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI **<' TOL. XLIY—NO. 250 Blythevlll* Courier Blytbevill* O*Uy New* Mississippi Valle; Leader Blytheville Herild BI/VTHEV1LLK, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JANUARY IT, 1948 EIGHT PAGES »iKOLi OOPDM nvi cnrri / DeweyComesOut *ln Open to Bid For Nomination New Yorker's Move Poinrc to Scramble At GOP Convention By Lyle C. Wilson (United Press Staff Corresiwndenf) WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UP) — Gov. Thomas E. Dewey ' of New i'orlc has abandoned hope for another «hoo-ln presidential noml- nation and Is ready to fight for this year's Republican prize. That is a generally-held estimate nere or the significance ol Dewey's Albany, N. Y., statement yesterday that he is a candidate for president again. Dcwey said he would be too busy on his Job to campaign but would accepl the nomination. But he already has named a three- nan team to conduct his pre-con- renlion campaign and his own strategy consistently has been toward the nomination target. Dewey's smashing 1946-re-elec- Hon as governor or New York was the klckoff of his current presidential campaign and all hands here are well aware of that. The fact that Dewcy now changes his tactics somewhat to come out in the open as a candidate merely is •n acknowledgement that the man who wins this time will have to fight for the nomination. There f won't be any "draft" in 1948. '.' Dewe.v'» Third Try This will be Dewey's third, shot lit the White House. He lost the 1940 nomination to the late Wendell L. Willkie. Four years ago he ran sway with the Republican National Convention In Chicago. He won a first ballot nomination after all others withdrew. His principal opponents were Sen. John \v. Bricker, R., O., then governor of his state, and former Gov. Harold E. Stnssen of Minnesota. Times have changed and this year the going will be tougher. Stassen Is » cand.ldate again. Brick- sr Is supplanted by Sen/Robert A. Taft. R.. O. But the man who has Republicans in a tizzy is Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. There Is no certainty that Ike will run for office b«t. unless he 'takes himself out of the pre-convention contest he undoubtedly wjl) have'yime delegates arid 'maybe a lot of them. Ike Is ttongerq>_i and Dewey knows Blytheville Man To Be Honored By Seed Dealers LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 17. (UP)—A party for President O. W. Reeves of Blytheville will open the annual convention of the Arkansas Seed Dealers Association, which was scheduled for Little Hock Tues- dny and Wednesday, Jan. 20 and 21. Among the announced speakers at the convention are Dean Llpjwrt S. Ellis and Associate Director R. P. Bartholomew ol the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture, Chairman R. H. Alexander of the Arkansas State Plant Board, Prof. O. J. Eigsti of Northwestern University and Lee Wallace of the Dow Chemical Company. Temperature Skids to 10 Degrees and Snow falls before Sunshine Breaks Siege of Cold Weather The second, and heaviest, snow of (he current season last night was accompanied y tumblingr temperatures Uwt'hy early tins morning had plummettcd to A low of 10 legrces, a seasonal record. One-half inch of snow fell last nifrhl, according to Robert E. Blaylock, official weather observer here. It soon became packed on Blytheville »treet» and formed a slippery Railroad Strike Set for Feb. 4th President- Expected To Name Fact-Finding Panel Next Week CHICAGO. Jan. n (UP)— Fcdera railway mediators said today tha' President Truman will appoint a fact-finding, At- panel next tt'eek to avert a strike which would tie up the nation's railroads Feb. 5. Frank P. Douglass, chairman o the board, announced yesterday tha Ihe railroads and three key operating brotherhoods were unable to settle their wage disputes. Douglas said he would notify Mr Truman that a national emergency exists as soon as he receives off! cial notice of the union's striki date. The National Railway Labor Ac provides for a 30-day period to: hearings by the fact-finding boan and an additional 30-day "coolini off" period before a strike can bi culled. Atvanley Johnston, president o the Brotherhood of Locomotive En gineers, said he would start mailin; out strike instructions tor Feb. unless the President appointed th panel within a few days. "It's up to the President now, he said. The unions already have voted t strike if necessary to attain the! demands for a 30 per cent wag increase. t The two other unions involved ar the SrotlSrhood of- Locomotiv He years ifo and come to him. t the nominatioa His cochsur* 1 managers at the Chicago convention were not even permitted to name Dew- f y as a candidate until a couple of days before the voting began. These tactics drove his opponents slightly nuts and ultimately to withdraw before the Dewey steamroller flattened them altogether. I>ewey's Albany announcement yesterday will be a shot-in-the-artn for his supporters all over the country. It should* considerably aid them in beating off the pack whlfh outing that remained this morning. The light snowfall In lilytheville* ;as in sharp contrast wlih Mem- ihls' 12-inch blanket which extend- id into parts of Southeast Arkansas ml apparently missed much of the *Iorlh and West portions of the ,tate. Before tills morning's '22-riegrees- below-frcezing minimum. Ihe lowest mark readied by the mercury his season was 18 degrees, recorded early Jan. 14. Lowest temperature recorded here nst year was' nine degrees last January 1. The United Press imported Ihnl >nrts of Arkansas were digging out of the heaviest snowfnll of the Win- :er today nfter chalking down a new season's low of four degrees Inst night. The U. S. Weather Bureau In Lit:le Rock held some hope for higher :emperaturcs tomorrow, but not for today. The forecast called for fnlr and continued cold today and tonight, not quite so cold Sunday. Four Degree Low at Ollbrrt The new season's low was set at GllUett with Jour degrees above tunny South (Sug ll»«lt out of a Mro. Harrison was next coldest with year record U-lndi ttiowfall today seven-degree reading this morn- ' ' ' ing. Other minimum temperatures over the state were between 10 and I 16 degrees. The previous low for Ihe season wus 13 degrees at Gllbcvt, lust December 14. Bus schedules except one were back to normal today after ice- encrusted hlnhwnys made driving hazardous throughout most, of the state yesterday and Inst night. The one trip not on scheoAile this movn- Ing wns Ijctween Pine Bluff and McGehce. in temperatures which reached down to six degrees above Hero. Ice and snow covered roads and streets, tying-up Ira (lie across Ihe Mississippi niver nnd virtually Iso- lattng the ctly !>y highway, as the thermometer skidded to ilx degrees at 7:15 a.m. Trains and buses moved on schedule, but nil plnnc nights In and out of the Municipal Airport were call- celled. As a siilellBht. an embarrassed Weather ISureau tried to explain 1 why Its Thursday night forecast Ttie heaviest snowfnll was 6U completely missed the biggest snow Inches at Cnmdcn nnd six inches at here since Mnrch 17. 1892. Pine Bluff. Memphis. Tenn.. ported 12 Inches, and the fall reap- peared to taper off «s It moved westward across the Mississippi River and into Arkansas, Memphis Dlgginl: Out MEMPHIS. Tenn., Jan. 11. (UP) —This sunny city of the normaily- The bur en u line) predicted "portly cloudy, windy nnd cold" lor Friday, with "much colder Friday nlghl am! a hard freeze." It explained that a cold front was moving from the Northwest at Ihe time, with no sign of precipitation. Then. In Ihe Little nock. Ark.- Srr \VKATHKK on I'.rr S Ruhr's Workers Return to Jobs Occupation Officials Expect New Effort to Hamper Marshall Plan BERLIN, Jan. 17. (UP)--More than 150.000 German workers in the Ruhr returned to their Jobs nt 6 a.m. today, ending a 24-hour strike In protest ngnlnst food shortnges.. British public safety officials said the Ruhr was quiet for the first time in 10 days, with no strikes going on and none scheduled. However, high American and British officials expected industrial unrest wouid continue in the hungry Ruhr. Gen. Lucius D. Clay said that sabotage against the Western Allies can be expected to increase as part of Communist attempts to scuttle the Marshall plnn nnd prevent or- Englnemen, and J:he 1 S aniztttlol > °' .*> strong Western Ger- ! nion of North America.; Tlie three unions, representing 125,000 workers, askd the 30 per cent wage boost, with a minimum raise of S3 a day, and many changes in working rules. Nineteen other railroad unions, including the other two operating brotherhoods, accepted a IS 1 ,:: cent hourly wage increase last Fall. They represent 1,200,000 workers. Douglass said that throughout the mediation efforts which began Is trying to bring Dewey down in a "«v- scattering of state presidential pre- I f«s» fcrentlal primaries. The New York- | er stilt is reckoned front runner in the contest for the GOP nomina- after the collapse of negotiations re- tion. but he must stretch his legs to hold his position. B.H.S. Class of 48 Plans Memorial To War Heroes A list of World War TT dead who formerly attended Blytheville High School was being checked today by W. D. Tommcy, assistant principal of the high school here, for inclusion on * memorial placque to be placed In the school building by the Senior Class oi 1918. Mr. Tomtney said this morning that the list, now includes 19 for- S mer Blytheville High School stu- rients wnu died in World War II but that further checking was necessary to avoid omitting names of any war dead who were members of trie student body here. The proposed placque will be i placed in the high school building but the exact location has not been selected, no said. To avoid omissions, Mr. Tom mcy requested that anyone knowing of former students killed In 'he recent war whose names do not ippear ODIOW notify him or other ichool officials. Graduation is not required for inclusion of a fortmr itudenl's name on the plaque, he said. Names compiled to dale follow: Bill Beswick. Philip Bishlp. James 3rook. Bob Douglas, Ray Gill, vcr- iain Gill. Hunter Hall. John Harp, Ben Levy, Harold Lloyd, Eugene Mitchell, Calvin Ilfoody, J. W. Powell. Gordon Ramcy. Maurice Reichel. Babs Roberts. Billy Srti- nuck. Walter Webster, and George Pruitt Nov. 24 the three unions had d to lower their wage demands. Some tentative agreements weie reached in rule changes, he said, but all the agreements hinged on settlement of the wage issue. Johnston said the railroads had failed to offer "anything substantial" at the dedlatlon sessions. "We do not intend to give any of our demands," he said. up Douglns said that a union spokesman had told him that "more than 98 per cent" of the membership had voted to strike, if necessary to obtain the increase. Dutch Sign Truce In Year-Old Java War BATAVIA. Java, Jan. 17. Sepre.sentntives of Itie Dutch anl Republican governments signed a , .nice agreement ending the ycar- >ld Java war at 2:50 p.m. today \board the American Transport lenvtlle. The truce will become elective at 9 p.m. Magazine Publicizes Soybean Yield Contest for Missco Farmers An illustrated article on the first annual Soybean Yield Contest held in Blytheville and written following announcement of winners Dec. 1! appears in the January issue of The Soybean Digest, publication of the American Soybean Association received here today. The photograph accompanying 'he article shows Earl Wildy of Leachville, first place winner, being presented with the "Ed Critz Trophy" by Mr. Critz. former county a^ent hero. Also in the picture are Charles L Wylie of Blytheville. second and third place winner, and George M. Strayer of Hudson. la., secretary of the American Soybean Association and editor of the Soybean Digest. Mr. Strayer was principal speaker at the award banquet. The yield contest was originated by the Mississippi County Soybean Planning Committee and sponsored by the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce. h'ew York Cotton NEW YORK. Jan. 17. (UP)—Clos:d very steady. open high low close rfar 3535 35fiO 3535 3560 Hay 3546 3568 3543 'uly 3442 3463 3440 >ct 3161 3183 3161 3'- 3115 3I2S 3115 Spot* closed 3645; up X. Hope Fades for Soviet Agreement on Atom Bomb LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., Jan. 17. <UP)—The United Nations Atomic Energy- Commission resumed negotiations on international atomic control today amid Indications that the United States has given up hope of any agreement with the present Russian government on this controversial issue. The American position was laid down by American Delegate Frederick H. Osborn of Ihe UN Atomic Energy Commission last night in » slashing attack on the Soviet Union and a call on the Western powers to smash "the iron curtain." Osborn, speaking In Boston, said he saw "no hope for the peace ol the world including . . . international control of atomic energy" unless "the Kremlin changes its 3122 i policy or the Iron curtain U raised." 3565 3463 3177 "There has beeiij sabotage and It will probably increase, but it cannot stop us," Clay snid. He disclosed he will make a report on the new economic government of Western Germany to Hie four-power control council in Berlin at its meeting next Tuesdny and then make a flying trio to Washington. The report will not cover detailed Anglo-American plans for the two- zone central administration since these are not complete, Clny said. Anticipates Russian Protests He ndmitled that he exviected Marshal Vnssili Sokolovsky of Russia to register disapproval of the Anglo-American move. He said he could not predict how strong the protest would be or at what council meeting It would be made. Clny wilt fly to Washington Tuesday night nfter the council meet- Ing to discuss military npproprla- tlons for the occupation. He will be accompanied by his political adviser, Ambassador Robert Murphy. Clay's wife will remain in Berlin. Friction between the Russians and Small Commodity Market Traders In Hasty Retreat to Avoid Publicity United FreM Staff Correspondent By VINCENT BURKK WASHINGTON. Jan. 17. (U.P.) The big hullabaloo over speculation apparently has the little fellows beating a hasty retreat from the nation's commodity markets. It may be just a coincidence. + ^ But commodity exchange authority records showed today that futures trading in Ihe "big three" commodities went into n tallspin after Congress served notice it wanted to know the names ol the speculators. Average dally volume of trading from Dec. IB through Jan. 14 has been off 23 per cent in corn nnd five per cent in wheat on the big Chicago Market, ns compared with the period Nov 17 through Dec. 15 covering the same number of trading days. Cotton trading during the same period has declined 32 per cent on Ihe New Orleans, market and 49 per cent in the NJw York Market. It was on De,c. 15 that Sen. Styles Bridges called on Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson to hand over the names of the speculators. Anderson retorted that anything he gave to Congress he woulil give to every newspaperman In Washington. He's been doing just that ever since. Today he published his 16th list, boosting the totnl number of nnmes published, including dup!!- cntion. to over 21,000. Today's list contained no new names. Other developments on the speculation front: 1. Anderson sent Bridges * list of 27 Agriculture Department em- ployes who admitted dealing in commodities between July I, 1945 and Dec. 11, 1S47. The list brought to GG the number of agriculture em- ployes revealed to have been in the market. 2. John R. AILson, whose name appeared Thursday on a list of October 17-20, 1946 cotton traders, was identified at the Commerce Gandhi Voices Deathbed Plea For Indian Unity Religious Leader Weakens on Fifth Day of Fast for Peace NE WDRI.HI. Jnn. 17. <UP>— Mohaiidn.i K. Oaudlil told his followers today Hint he WIIK on his deathbed, nnd In a fullering voice beRKod for a reunion of the independent dominions of Psklslnti nnd India. Weakening on tin filth dny of hl« fnsl lo bring pence to indln, Gnndht bni'cly was nble to s]K-nk Into a microphone for « few moments at his ('veiling prnyev meeting. lie suiiscstcd Hint the now Moslem stntc of Knkl.slnn might give lip ito dominion status nnd rejoin India lo form n single slate, "If the people of Pnklstnn, or ic- s]X>nslblc authorities, do not run Ihe stnle properly, (hoy may lose Pakistan." Onndtil snld. "I imve no hesitation In snylng Pnklstnn will have lo nlone for Its sins. "1 do not wnnt lo bring pressure to bcnr upon Pnklstnn for a union with India, willingly nnd of Its own nccord Pnklstnn 'should rejoin India. "Now Hint I am on my deathbed, I do not wnnt to hurt miyone Hut If the people or Pakistan fee hurt at wlinl I sny, even though k be the truth, i would fall In my duty If I did not sny whnt I fed. "U I say niiytliing untrue T may be told, nnd I nm prepared to with- Shawnee School Seeks $50,000 For Re-building Plnns have been launched by a citizens' committee In Joiner to raise »50.000 to supplement funds of lie Slinwne* Consolidated School district available lor rebuilding the nnln ilructure of Ihe school plant which was destroyed by fir* iMt Febiijftry, The cotnmillee wiw set up at a nm»s Hireling held Thuisday night »ud held Its llrct seolon yesterday n an effort lo work out deUlla for he drive. Dr. R. L. Johnson, president of lie board presided at Hie mass iii'ctliig ntid augKrsllons and rec- nimiiondiillom were presented br nitilnoss men and nivlo leader*. The following were appointed al > committee to make detailed plans or the cnnipnlRii; r. N. Brlst, ilmlimnn. E. u. Ohlles, Sr,, J. W. Milter, tlui Rev. 3. M. Cooper, Buns C. llrnncli, A. HIiiKlns, Don Per•y. J. S. Evensky, Cnlvln Williams, W. Q. Chlldors nnd H. T. Howerlon. Department, as assistant secretary for aeronautics. The department sa!d . nn . fnrmnr ,, . the Western Allies also was re- ~I , !° rm " combat ace In ported from Vienna. Soviet Co^Gen h , e C. 1 ' 1 '" 1 - 15 ""™ "'™tcr, did not V. V. Kourassov charged in the Aus- take his S°vcrnmcm Job until, last trian Allied Control Council that the U. S., Britain and France were maintaining a huge in Western Austria. war potential August, months dealings. after his cotton The Western Allies have not demilitarized and disarmed their ?ai\c, j Kournssov snld. Blytheville Man Attends Grocers' National Meet Ciiailcs Ray Hall, president and Alert Passenger Averts Disaster Freight is Stopped Before It Rams Derailed Streamliner OULFPORT, Mis«., Jan, 17. (UP) —The streamliner Hummingbird of the Louisville nnd Nashville railroad wns dcrniled today live miles 'from here at Whit« Harbor, Miss., but ,« -itiajor' rflS»dt«r" \va.1 averted when a heroic passenger flagged down a freight train speeding toward the wreck area. A Nei;ro porter in the lounpc car ivn.s the only person seriously hurl it) the accident, which was Ihe eighth train derailment in the South In seven days. Several passengers were dazed and shocked but their Injuries were minor. Seven curs were derailed. Tht locomotive remained on the tracks. Soon after the wreck, which oc- currc dat 7:30 a.m., a passenger who had left the scene and was riding In a car toward Gulfport prevented what might have been a major disaster. FI.IJ Freight Train Louis Geotes. of Gulfport, saw * freight train speeding toward the wreck where scores of passengers were still in the dcrniled cars. He raced to the trncks nnd flnggeil down the freight. "I waved my bat," he said, "and for a minute I thought nobody saw me." C'apl. Hnll McCorklc of the Oulf- porl Police Department, also n passenger, worked .swiftly an:l quietly to assure passengers that "the worst is over." Geolcs described a grinding sound al White Hnrbor. "Then," he s.V.d, "there wns a series of tbumixs ns each car left the mils." Everybody was thrown to the floor be said drnw It. My fnst Is nnt. pollllcnl. H Is prompted by fulth. It Is done to quench n flnnic thnt Is consuming my soul within." dnndhl snld h<- wns coinfortnbl nnd that he must, reject nil Moslem overture* to him to give up his fust. His plea for n United Indln wns In keeping with his feelings ax- pressed throughout his life ot trying to bring hnmiony nmoiig hue ivnr- rlng Hindus, slkh.s nnd Moslems his land, He hnd announced enrllcr seven-point plnn for ending Hindu- Moslem strife, nnd .snld he woulc give.up his fast n.s soon ns he wn:, sntlsflcd Hie Hlndua would follow his program. Income Tax Bill's Fate Uncertain, Lawmaker Says Wo It Expected For GOP M«asur*; Batrle to Follow Truman Issues Strict Order To Conserve Fuel WASHINGTON, Jan. 17. (UP) — President Truman today ordered all government departments and agencies to cut down "immediately" on the use of fuel oil, gasoline and natural gas. In the face of a fuel oil and gasoline shortage, the President said office buildings and other establishments shall not be heated above 63 degrees during working hours and not above 60 degrees during nonworking hours. This applies also In the White House. Residences and residential quarters shall not be heated above 68 degrees during waking hours or i>0 degrees at other times, he said. Mr. Truman said the order ap plies to all government owned of- Ilce buildings and other establish- Whole.sate Grocery Convention held nnmmlly in Atlantic City. Mr. Hall was chosen by the president of the National American Wholesale Grocer} 1 Association lo serve as chairman Hummingbird was made up of seven cars. Passengers from tlic .streamliner were taken to New Orleans In three chartered buses, as were passcn- of the States | gers of the Piedmont, which was Hospitality Committee during the 1 forced to remain here The injured conference period January 18 | porter was taken by ambulance 10 through 23. ' a Pass Christian, Mis*., hospital Joycees to Hear Sports Authority As Feature of Week of Activities California ByWinterDrduHi By Pulrlda Clary (Hulled Tress Staff Correspondent) LOS ANOELES, Jan. 17. (UP) — The Midwinter sunshine that Southern CnUfornln has been bragging iilxiul for yenrs today bnckllred Into a disastrous drought. Two conslnl cities were rationing water, the $025.000,000 iiRrlcullure industry was threatened nnd there was extreme dancer of forest fires. Ail over the lustx valleys Hint once were desert the Inml hndn't been so dry since It was first wheedled Into bloom by Irrigation. The year 1917 wns ttic driest since the Weather Bureau began keeping records 70 years HRO. It wns the year in which Southern California used the most wnler in history. Just when the pnrchcd land wns expecting rain, the weatherman produced two heat .spells. The mercury hit 87 degrees during Christmas week, and yesterday's 81 degrees In Los Angeles was the sixth straight day nbove 80. It has not rained yet tills year. . The water shortage wns severe En cities which rely on rainfall and wells. Santa Barbara, n city of 70.000. nnd Ventura already were distributing water for sanitation and household use only. Forced lo Irrlfintr Thousands of farms and citrus groves were forced to Hie expense of Irrigation they never before needed In Wintertime. Los AiiRCles County's $1,000,000 liny and grain industry and $10,000.000 deciduous fruit Industry-apricots, peaches nnd walnuts—arc entirely dependent on r.iln wntcr. County Agricultural Commissioner llnrolcl J. Ryan snld tlicy would suffer heavy losses If it doesn't rnin soon. The fire danger was ns great as In any Summer month, forest officials said. A 1,500-acrc nre (his week was blamed on the drywcnthcr. Police Restrain Mob in Shanghai Demonstrators Try To Lower Flag at British Consulate l^iillfd I'rrss Stuff ('orrnpondent SHANGHAI, Jnn. 17. (UP)—/ howling, Jeering mob of 10.000 Chi ncso. duinmuilvnliHl !ov 3',4 hours be fore the British consulnte today and :IOO police mined with rifles, machine Kims nnd bayonets were necessnry to prevent llicin from ynnking down the British Hut;. The dnuonslrntion wns the second lir 4H hours- in protest ngatusl the eviction of Chinese residents from British-occupied Kowloon City ncnr Iloiif; Kong. 'I'he crowd wns composed of 5,000 .students, several hundred workers nnd thousands nf other citizens. They begun maMlug at Chlnolung University shortly after noon and mnrclied through BliHiuihal streets with police nccoinpnnyiiig them, Ttie moli chanced nnil wnvcd nn- ll-lmprrlnllsin bnnneis bearing Brll- Ish and Amurlcnn linns as tlioy paraded toward tile consulate. As they milled before the consu- nte, the rioters at first protested Gabby Street, veteran baseball plaj'er, coach, manager and currently a sports commentator on broadcasts of St. Louis Cardinal games, will be guest speaker at a meeting of the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce In j Ihe organizations club rooms Monday night, as a part of "National menU including residences and Junior Chamber residential quarters, "except where."' Commerce full and rigid observance would im- Week" activities iuld pair or endanger health or safety," Weather Arkansas forecast: Knir nnd continued cold tonight. Not quite so cold Sunday. Minimum this morning—10 Maximum yesterday—40 Sunset today—5:23 Sunrise tomorrow—7:15 Precipitation, 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—0.05 (water equivalent of approximately one-half Inch of snow.) Tot«l (inc* Jan, 1—i.S» conducted by the Jaycees here. Gabby Street A supper at 6:45 for Jaycees and their guests will ureceed Mr. Street's lalk and later, during Ihe business .session, six "key men" will be elected by the club to receive awards for their Jaycee work during 1947. These six men will be announced at a Founders Day banquet at Ihe Fly-Inn Wednesday night, when a Distinguished Service award will be given the man picked by a secret committee of business men and civ- to leaden K Blytheville'. "Out- standing Young Man of the Year. This banquet will climax Jaycee Week and mark Ihe 27th anniversary of the founding of the Junior Chamber of Commerce tliroughoMi the United Slates. A dance at the Fly-Inn will follow the banquet. Following his lalk at the Jaycee meeting Monday night, Mr. Stree; will speak Tuesday morning at Blytheville High School and again Tuesday noon at the weekly meeting of the Lions Club. Mr. Street Is known ns an "Inveterate story-teller" and one )1 baseball's most colorful characters. A veteran of 46 he first rose to male for Ihe famous pitcher, Waller Johnson, in 1908, lie climaxed his career as a manager In 1931 when he led the St. Louts Cardinals to a World Series victory over the Philadelphia Athletics. In observance of Jaycee Week, Blylhevllle minlslcrs are scheduled to mention the Junior Chamber of Commerce In their sermons tomorrow and Javcees were being asked today by club officials to attend th« church ot their «hok«. (United Pre*. staff _. WASHINGTON, Jan. 17. <U.P.) — Former Chairman Robert L, Doughton of th« Hous» Way* and Means Conii mittce predicted today that if the Knutson tax-cutting bill geU to President Truman in itg present form it will he vetoed and the vet« sustained by Congress. The North Carolina Democrat told reporters, however, that "w» unn hope that as It finally comei from Congress" the, revenue low envisaged by the bill can b* r*. duced so that the measure wltt *tnnd a better chance of jurvlvirw a presidential veto "My guras U that the KnuUon bill as It l» would be vetoed and (he yiilo would b* sustained," h« Doughton, whose velwa on fU. cal matte™ carry considerabl* weight with Republicans and Democrats alike, refused to iay definite, ly whether he would vot* for or against the Knutson bill. He said he has not made up hi» mind yet, Bui there wa* no onMllon in hl« mind whether taxe» could b* •arely reduced now. He said taxed M well ai government Hpcndt- • urw rould be out, the views o* Mr. Truman and Treasury Secretary John W. gnyder to Ihe contrary notwithstanding Snyder spent almost <lx hours lie/ore the ways and meana committee yesterday, arguing against the Kiiul.son bill and for Mr. Truman's $40 per person tax oredll plan. He Indicated that the Presl. dent would veto the Knutson pro^ posnl. However, Rep. Harold. Knutson, R., Minn., author of.tlw bill, con- eud.s thai Republicans and som* Democrats will team up to orer. ride a veto. The controversial bill would h>- creas* personal exemption! ..front $500 to WOO, cut tax ratea by from Mil* M-p " from Ohlnn Tho crowd "urged between the consulate nnd the Oleiilltie bulld- lilK, which houses U. S. Nnvy hend- qunrler.s less thnn n block nwny. 'Ilic dcnionslrnlont smeared the signs of British firms. »nd painted the sides of Amerlcnn nnvnl vessels will], "Go home, you dirty forces." tvfosl of the cmphnsls, Ihnufjh, was directed ngnlnst the consulnte. I'ollcr Avert Fbft Incident Police temporarily detnlned four students who vaulted the compound \vnU, and unsuccessfully exhortec others to follow. They tried to hau down the Union Jack nml hoist the Chinese ring, but police convlnccc them this would be Illegnl. Five hundred persons marched few blocks to the skyscraper housing tile Amerlcnn consulnte. found It hcnvlly guarded by police from an ndjnceilt police station They contented themselves will chaining nnd howling nnd pnstlng anti-Imperialism stickers on the Metropole Hotel across the street. Amerlcnn Army and Navy personnel, civilians nnd British nnllon- nls were cautioned to slny Indoors during the demonstrations. Most did not obey. The Nnvy Kent personnel on the ground lloor to higher levels. The only injury reported wns that of a Russinn photographer, who was struck by a flying rock. were (hese development* on, Cap!. tol Kill: Marsliall plan—Senate Democratic Lender Alben W. Barkley said he believes the Senate will approve the Marshall plan <ubstantiall y Intact, by March 1. That would b* a full month ahead of President Truman's deadline, and two or three months ahead of the estimates of sonic Republican leaders. To Crack Down on "C heaters" .. Veterans Housing—Congress will be asked to appropriate lunds for a criminal prosecution drive against builders who have been cheating veterans on homes. Knter—The Senate Armed Services committee has agreed to reconsider the appointment of MaJ. CIcn. Laurence 8. Kuter as Civil Aeronautics Board chairman next week but a poll showed that » majority of the 13-menibcr 'committee still is opposed to letting Kuter take the new post without giving up Ills Air Force rank and pay. Rents—A Senate Banking Subcommittee opened hearings on proposals to extend rent controls beyond the Feb. 29 expiration date. Tile group called as Its first wit-' nesses housing expediter Tighe K. Woods, and Commerce Secretary W Averell Harrlman. years In baseball, fame as battery- Circuit Court To Convene Here Monday A Jury panel will be picked here morning for Chlcknsawba' Monday of the Mississippi County when in convenes Court House with Indiana Officers En Route Here to Question Suspect Snmuol Denncr. 27-year-old Tcrrc Ilnlilc, Ind.. Negro who was found literally loaded with money In the city jail yesterday, remained In a cell there loclny and two detectives [eft the Indlnna city this morning for Blyilicvlllc to return him to thai slate. Meanwhile. Cecil Hill, Negro on whose person »1I40 of a missing $8,000 wns found after nearly all the rest of the money'WHS recovered, was fined on the public drunken- ncs clinree he was orglnnlly arrested for. , Following the trial. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney H. O. Pnrtlow said Hill will be held In the county Jail on a technical charge of grand larceny while his record Is being civil term j Investigated. District of Dcnner Is charged In Terre Haul* Circuit Court then In the judge Zal B. Harrison of Blylhevllle presiding. Fifty-two cnscs have been docketed for this leitn. Thirty-six have been set for hearing and IS others are on call. Of Ihe 52, 20 are "old" cases, carried over from previous terms. The docket follows: Jan. 19—Smith Brackln Jr. vs. li.ile Jackson, el al: J. C. Ellis, el al, vs. O. S. Rollison; J. R. Deal vs. M E. Crawford: O. A. llnrdln vs. Wiley E. Gricce; Clara Webb vs. Ola Wlllford. Jan. 20—Emma Fccicr vs. Montgomery Ward Co.: Alvin M. Hardy vs. T. H. VanBlbbcr; H. A. Ashabranner vs. W. J, Johnson; H. S. Werner v». K, B. 'ingram. Jan. 21—Joe Rice vs. H. C. Hud•*• COURT •• Pa«* I with grand larceny In connection with the theft of $8,000 from the Drake Produce Co., In Terre Haute. He hid the money on his person and In n cell block after being arrested here Tuesdny on a public drunkenness charge. All but ISO of the S8.000 was recovered by police yesterday. Hill was questioned about the money found on him by Mr. Partlow during his trial this morning in Municipal Courl. The Negro claimed he found It in Ihe cell block and meant to report It to officers. How ever, he appeared In court yesterday but said nothing about the money. In fining Hill $36 and costs for public drunkenness. Municipal Judge Oraham Sudbury s«Iel "I'm sorry that's all I can flnt you but that's til th* law allows." Mrs. N. Caldwcll Fatally Stricken; Has Heart Attack Mrs. Nina Caldwell, 73, died In her sleep of a heart attack last night at the home of her daughter. Mrs. H. C. Matthews of Yarbro. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. In Holt Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Allen D. Stewart, pastor of the First Methodist Church and the Rev. E O. Brown, pas*'* of th» First Baptist Church. Burial will be In Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs Caldwell was born In Louisiana and had lived In HIckman, Ky.. and Porlageville, Mo., be for* moving to Blytheville 20 years ago. For the post several years sh» had been making her home with her daughters, Mrs. K. M. Holt and Mrs. Matthews. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. R, C. Clark of Hayti, Mo., Mrs. Homer Strlckler, Mrs. H. J. Arnold, Mrs. Matthews and Mra. Holt all of Blythevlile; three sons, Willis, Ventrlce and Paul Caldwell all ot Jonesboro; three brothers, Rlley Summers of Haytl, Nelson Summers of Portagevllle, and John Summers of Hickmnn, Ky.; tw» sisters, Mrs. Minnie LnSeur of Portngevllle and Mrs. O. S. Barne* of Blytheville. Mist Mof/ie Otorrt Dies; Funeral in Mississippi Tuneral service* will be conducted tomorrow In Olarksdale, Xiss, for Miss Mollle Oberst, aunt of Mr*. Spwrgeon B. Patterson of Blytrit- ville. who died yesterday morninf at the home of her nephew, W. 1C. Oberat In Tumll. Xl» Otent, whs was 7», WM t ritter of the l«t« W. T. Oberst of Blythevlllt whom sh» oM*n had vuiUd bet*.

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