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VOL XLIV—NO. 118 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TO* DOMINANT NEWSPAPER o? NORTHKA BT ARKANHAII »«r> -«™,—_ ..„ **** Courwr New* Blythevllle K«nU4 i Vauey NEWSPAPER Of KORTHKA BT AKKANBAa AWD flOrrHMABT MISSOURI Clark Launches Get-Tough Plan To Curb Inflation Attorney General to Go After Conspirators And Ask Jail Terms WASHINGTON, VMijf. 12, (U.r-) — Attorney General Tom Clark today announced a new "gel-tough" policy ir) prosecuting conspiracies to maintain or raise prices of food, clothing ami housing. He said he had instructed the Justice Department's anti-trust division to proseeut cssich coses under criminal provisions of the antitrust laws in an effort to comuat, soaring prices. He also has instructed the antitrust division, Clark said, to Inunch at once a campaign against price- boosting conspiracies. To Kcccomcml Jail Terms •In a statement of policy, Clark said his department will recommend Jail sentences for individual defendant and maximum fines against corporations in all convictions. The department also will oppose, he said .acceptance hv Ihc courts of pleas of iiolo contcnilere (no defense, no admission of guilt) Clark said that although Uic criminal provisions of thc anti-trust laws have been invoked in the past, jail sentences for violations have not been imposed except in a fe'.v cases. "The relative incffcclivcjwss of past enforcement policies." the statement said, "together with the soaring prices now continuing in the food, clothing and housing fields require that a new and more vigorous approach be undertaken in these fields." Clark said adoption of Die new gel-tough policy follows a thrce- mionth analysis of the activities of thc anti-trust division by Assistant Attorney General Jo)m P. Saimetl. Anti-trust officials gathered recently in the department for a weeklong conference to plan the antitrust division's campaign for the coming year. Truman Sees "Grave Threat 1 "In his state ol the union message in January," Clark satd. "President Truman pointed out to the Congress thai; despite hajf n century of antitrust: law enforcement, one of tho gravest threats to our welfare lay in the increasing concentration of power in the hands of a small number ol giant organizations and that today .we find thai, (o a greater extent than ever before whole industries are dominated by one or a few large organizations which can restrict production in the interest of higher profits and thus reduce employment and purchasing power. "fn his recent-mid-year economic report, thc President warned that prices, to support a prosperous economy, must oe kept down to the lowest point compatible with costs and reasonable business incentives and that a free entcrrise system cannot tolerate collusion in price, in curtailment of output, or in restriction of capacity expansion, or th c hampering of the entry of neiv firms Into the business lite of the ran- rnunity. "The anti-trust program for this year will bc aimed at these vita problems. Jn addition to the new program, the division will continue its present activities aimed at breaking up monopoly power in various industries." Tax Structure Revision Plan Is Taking Form WASHINGTON, Aug. 12. (UP) — Treasury and congressional tax cx- iicits have begun a scries ol meel- ngs to work out joint recommcn- iatlons for revision of the entire federal tax structure, it was learn;d today. The House Ways and Means Com- ulUec, which held more than three nonths of hearings on lax revisions Iwfore. Congress adjourned, is scheduled to resume hearings here Nov. 4, Tile treasury staff and the committee's expert advisers hope lo have most of their recommendations ready to present to the full committee when it reconvenes. The experts have devoted- and 'ill continue to devote—much of (heir time to preparing recommendations on excise taxes and community properly tax laws. Hl.VTilKVlU.10, AUKANSAS, TUKBDAV, AUGUST 12, 1!M7 Blytheville Ice Famine Short-Live'd (Blythcvillc ice famine is virtually ended with .shipments of unore than ? d , CM wT S ° f icc d;in >' "ssiircd, Lester w_ Godwin, manager of the City Ire O-D.. sai (l today. •Uie ice plant is receiving shipments of 11 tons of ice a day from Me;nplHS and a carload also was received today fi - on , st . Louis wit , as.5iira,,ce s that mora TOuW , b _ Oodw!n r ^. thC MiS5 - ri *«' "r- •'We're in go o.l shape now at •both hr p ante now iuul won't have to ration ice anv longer " he said P:atforn, s at both plants will remain open ail day and BlwhcvHIc rcsiden.-s can get all the ice they want. Mr. Godwin faid He also announced that plans were being drawn ,,,, to double the SI;H and ice capacity at Plant No. 2 on West Mam street. The present capacity of 23 tons per day will be increased to about 60 Ions 'daily he said. ' This, plus th c 25 tons turned ou daily by Plant No. 1 on North Hirh- way 61. will make a total of So tons a day icc production. Work on expansion of Plant No. 2 win begin when cool weather arrives and the larger plant is able to handle all orders, Mr. Godwin said Thc icc famine struck Blythcviite Saturday M'lien stocks became exhausted' by the week of 100-pliis temperatures. Weather ARKANSAS—Scattered Uumrlcr- showers today and in East and South portions Wednesday. Part-, )y cloudy tonight. No Important tcmponilurc changes. Agri Group Plans District Meeting Gathings to Speak At Conference in Blytheville August 29 flep. E. C. Oathlugs, of west Memphis, will address (he members of thc Second District of the Agricultural Council of Arkansas at n district meeting to be held In the Hotel Noble here. Aug. 20, it was announced loilay by Harold Young, of North Little Rock, president of the council. Ren. Gnthings' address will be in tlic form of a report of legislative activity of interest to agriculture and farmers of Arkansas, Mr. Young stated. One of the subjects expected to bc covered by Rep. Gnthiugs ill his talk lo the group is the plans of thc committee appointed recently to lour Europe to study food nnd agriculture conditions. He is a member of this committee and also a member of Ihc House Agriculture Committee. Tlic main topic for discussion during the. meeting will be a permanent program for agriculture in Northeast Arkansas, Mr. Young stated. This topic is the theme of agricultural meetings in various other states of thc nation, he said, and thc members of the council will discuss the problem from a local angle. A full program of events for the meeting here js being planned by Harvey A'dams 'oT ' West Memphis, Secretary-manager of the council, ung stated. Included on the program will be reports:from the. various committee chairmen of the council. Committees scheduled to report arc: Agricultural Committee, R. C. Branch, Pecan Point, chairman; Agricultural Engineering and Machinery Committee, L,. G. Nash, BIytlicville. chairman; Alfalfa Committee, R. C. Bryan, Osceola, chairman; and Labor Committee, J. R. Hush, Helena, chairman. Rites Friday in Osceola For Plane Crash Victim OSCEOLA. Aug. 12.—Funeral services for John Walter Cox Jr., Winslow, Ariz., formerly of Osceola. who was killed Saturday in a nlaw crash at Winslow, will be conducted in O»ccola Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Matthews Catholic Church. Ths Rev. B. Francis McDcvitt. pastor, assisted by the Rev. Paul Bujarski, will officiate. Burial will be at Enncn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Arthur Brickey Jr.. of Memphis, W. J. Wlmpcy of Pine Bluff, A. B. Jaggers of Bly- thcvillc. James Kittany, Wade Quinn and Herbert Shippen of Os- His widow. Mrs. Margaret Stew- Blunt Language Used by U.S. in UN Discussions Delegate Charges Greece is Target Of Communist Plot liy It OUGHT MANNING (Vlnitrit I'rr&s Stuff crorrrsiiotulfnf) J.AKIC SUCCESS. N. Y.. Aug. 12 (UP) — The Drilled states charged in thc Unilc-i Nations Hecurily Council today tliat Greece was the largct of a Communist plot aimed at imposing, "n minority totalitarian government" en thc Greek people With' the bluntest language he has used yet In the long Balkan debate, American Deputy Delegate Hcrschcl v. Johnson said the plot was n coiif-plrncy supplied uy the government!' of MlKiniii, Bulgaria and Yugoslavia and the Communist Party cl Greece. I'care in Grave IVril "It has placed in grave peril," Johnson said. Johnson culled on the Security Council to Iry again lo take peacekeeping steps In the lialkans. He warned that if another Soviet velo blocks nctlon, the United States would seek further action. This was inlcrprcte-1 as a threat to take tlie Ualknns case before Ihe 55- nnUon General Assembly next mon Ui. "The United Stales cannot sit Idly by," he said, "while tlic territorial integrity of a UN member nation is llirciUcnc'd." Johnson said it had "become clear" that Russia wa.s using Ihc r eto to support what ha called aggressko" against Greece by the Coniimmlsl-eoverned countries of Albania. Bulgaria nnd Yugoslavia. Musi Remove Dangers .He said guerrilla war was being waged on an increasing scale n- gninst the Greek government, and asserted the American help being channelled to Greece could aid Greece only if the country was "relieved from thc constantly growing threat from tlv. North." Johnson said the obligation of. UN countries to do something i~ bout the Balkans crisis Was "not ended because--we nave seen 0:1; efforts fliistratert> 'by another permanent membc.' ' (Russia) of the council." " , . Johnson circulr.'.ed. a new Unltc'l .'States, propose! >»-a;\.-;IcCtSyg tYi.i Balkan strife, it. Would recognize formally the situntlon as a Hire-it, to peace" and set the stage for stronger council action If the trouble continued. He announced, however, that he would withdraw ths American proposal If the niaj'iri'y preferred n;i Australian compion.:sc suggestion calling o:: all State Gets Relief from Torrid Heat Wave of Past Two Weeks and Mississippi County yesterday experienced the llrst signs of relief from the blistering hot, wnilhcr which has prevailed for thc past two weeks and some, sections of n le slll|p fma cm , better—(hey had rain, or truces of rain. Cnmden reported two Inches of rain, „,„! scattered thunder showers were in prospcH tor some sections toduy. ,,,o wither lorecasler ',i f.litie Rock satd. * . Overcast skies kept the tempera-1 nesdav lure down lo 02 degrees In niythc- Wllilum A. Bossnmon nerd <Sf! a,;; £«r?A x-ss sr ;•; rrsr : £i early last week, lloberl K lUavlock «=•••'••• '• *.• MM »> « ''"'I official " ' ' ' polled. SINGLE COPIES FIVB'-CBNTS , . , weather observer here re- , luispltnl after being Lust, night's minimum temperature was 74 degrees, Mr. IJIuylock said nils morning. For the sliite as n whole, yesterday was the llrst lime since July 24 (lint no observation point re-, ported a reading above 100 degree.!. | Port Smith. Ciunden and Gilbert were the hot sipot.s with fla clcgi-ciM. At the same lime two of these towns' were at the other extreme, Gilbert j company the body from and arrive in Osceola lat day. Smith come in Ullle "lioi-k Slate IMrrestr-r J'i'cu I.aug snid dun scattered showers "have given us n luealhlns fptll." lie said inns), lorrcst fires except in n lc |, n ,|| y ( ||, m i l|!( , ri ,„.,,„ around (Mumps, Soulli of Hope Hint •>_ i West oj Oamden, me completely mi . I der control. Wliile Hie stale us n whole looked (ully forward to promised showers todny. a few other luwiu reported scattered ruins yeslerdiiy Menu hail .no Inches ol rain. Hales- Victoria School Suffers Heavy Fire Loss But Some Equipment Saved i--| n (ulr-T-n ~* D Yt>amite is Used to Check Anglo-American Flames . Auditorium «, Saved Conferences Get Under Way However, with slackening of six. «!ng temperatures, also came re- poit,s of two additional heat deaths in Arkansas. William Jennings stripling, agerl » , 1^ " 1S ''°" 1C nt CCT "«'- gc, In Conway County. Sunday lie was overcome liy lieat hist Wed-> Hock and Jonesboro experienced Uie lowest maximum tem- pcrnliirrs n-lth oo-degn:e rending: yesterday, other (einpvrMiires were Dnnlnnvlle. Kayctlevlllc, Menu IIIK. ;llot Sprliigs m ; Wilson. MorriHon and Srnrcy, »5; Brlnklcy nnd Niish ville. ni; Untcsvlllc, Pine Hliiit, Hiu oison. Ktultgurt and Newport, D3. '47 Assessments Commons Okays To Be Reviewed Drastic Regime povernments in ease their provj- the ;.nikatis it, cationv" Joh"r,r.n i:tei the council's sevi:p-ii.i!i<jn subcommittee reported :' hail "failed entirely" ove.' the weekend to lind a formula acceptable both to Russia and tlic United states. Power Company Officials Hold Conference Here A staff meeting of department heads, district managers and district engineers of the •Artaiuas-Mis- souri Power Co. was held yesterday afternoon at-the Hotel Noble. The group discussed the inventory control procedure, to be adopted by the company, the personnel |jrogrp;jn and the .shortage of material to construct needed 'incs. Exp/osion of Oil Stove Store !.—A fire, caus- Equalization Board Session to Open Monday in Osceola The annual meeting of the MIcs- ssippl Connly Board of Equalization will -open next Monday In Osceola and here th c Jollowlii B Monday to review assessments mads las'. Spring by Assessor Doyle Henderson and his deputies, it was announced today by MISS Elizabeth "lylhc., county clerk. } .While the' tolal of thc 1047 a 's- WKtnerita ha s not been announced it was 'estimated .tlmt. the figure •will e-vMtti--ihc. i,i3,-SVI.638 Hfjurtr for last year, v.hich represented an Increase over 1945 assessments. Real estate in cities and'towns was assessed this year, alone with personal properly In both the rural and city areas. Farm land was assessed in 194C. and will he reassessed in HMB,- it was explained and thc assessments marie last year against farm Junds will Ijc (n force again this year and are not subject to revision at this time. ' Owners of clt/ property, and all owners of personal property who desire to seel: adjustments in assessments arc invited to appear before the beard while It Is In session. Resident.'; of the South half of the county win npncur bclore (Inboard In cscculn Monday or a.s soon thereafter as they can be heard nnd thc session?, here will start (he folloaliif; Monday, Aug. 25 to hear requests from residents of the North hr>M of the county. Members of the board arc K M Wooriard of Drti. \v. W. PrcwKt of Osceola, n. K b. Be.-urtcn of Leachville, VV. P. Hale of Osceola and Byron Morse ot Blytheville Mr .Worse replace:! Roy Walton, who resigned. Mrs. Truman to Go With President on Trip to Rio N. Y. Cotton Aug. 12. (UP) NEW YORK. Cotton closed s' open high low •March ...... 3223 3240 3194 May ......... JUS 3205 31(5.1 July ........ 3112 3122 3K>0 Oct ......... ?,?!(£ 3298 3244 Dec ......... 3232 3255 3207 Spots S'IS3; down 12. . 3202 :<>?] 3COT 3247 3212 to thc stock of the City and Grocery here yesterday. The fire began in the storeroom of thc combined grocery and fruit market where the oil heater was located and began spreading rapid- ly. but quick worh !jy thc osccola Fire Department soon brought thc blaze under control. The greater part of the damage was done by smoke and water. The store is owned by Clyde Buchanan and Eininett Dunn. WASIHNC1TON, Anp. 12. (UP) — President Truman will IK accompanied by Mrs. Trumnn and by _ their daughter. Mar s arct. on Id's Market forthcoming trip to Brazil, the White House announced today. Press Secretary Charles a. Rosr, said no additional details of (li projected Brazil trip are ycl avail able. Cotton Textile Outlook is Goot/, According to Institute Director BATON ROUGE. La., Aug. (UP)—The cotton textile indu; now is in a strong position, has "bright prospects" for thc next 12 months, according to C. K. Everett, merchandising director, Cotton-Textile Institute. Addressing the Balon Rouge Sales Managers Club here yesterday, Ev- rcctt said adoption of new sales stimulants and improvements In selling methods, will be inaugurated during thc coming year. Incentives for Increased selling will bc new fabrics developed during the past two years. These Include, Everett fabrics. said, self-sealing raincoat laminated cloths for the plasties industry, perspiration-proof shoe linings and new types ol up- liolstery goods. Cotton mills nrc operating 12. lines thc output has about caught U|) wllh consumer needs, "but that brisk demand." He estimated that mills hail soid about 10 per cent of their production abroad in the first six months of this year. Merchandising of colored bed sheet-s, Everett said. "Is capable of doing as much for domestic departments In the way of Increased sales nnd profits as the. introduction of night games has done for baseball —to cite a familiar example of sales stimulant." As evidence of the industry's progress over the last ten years, Everett said that In 1939 only n.4 per cent of consumer expenditures went to textiles nnd clothing. In „, , , , ' ......,, 6 „„ wcui. i<> icxtiies Bnci clotnine In S™clta X . P nd C |«™ ln<l « m " IClmilm | IM5 - thC l!>St W" for Which flg- e year. Everett Occtawd lhn i f amwltargw expemilUu-e, he said The exact date of the President's departure has not yet. been set It has been announced only thai he will travel to Rio late this month or early in September. He will attend the Inter-American Hemisphere Defense Conference. Asked if Mr. Truman had any travel plans between now nnrt Ihc time he will leave lor Brazil Iloss salil he did not. Jaycee Directors Meet A report from the meeting of Ihe State Board of Directors oi Uie Junior Chamber of Commerce was given Rt the. session of thc directors of the Blytheville Jaycees in the dull rooms last night. Plans for the eo-operalton with the state board In their program for raising funds for the corning year were discuwcd at last night's meeting. Firemen Make Run A power line in contact with the metal roof of a warehouse behind Hays Store at Main and Franklin heated thc roof and ,ignlred a rafter at nron today. N'r> damage resulted Soybeans CHICAGO. Aug. 12. (UP) bean quotations: Open November 292 ' March : ...' Close 287D 280N Churchill Amendment Defeated; Bill Goes To House of Lords LONDON, Aug. 12. (UP)—The House of Commons, after n hours of continuous debale, approved an emergency tiill today lo give the government almost unlimited powers over. Industry and labor The vole was 178 to fin. The measure now goes to the House of lords for action. . The,light vote was blamed on thc fact that many members, nenrlng gxlyi.UBtlon from the long .debate', 'nSri-.-gonc home, knowing thai the Labor Party's overwhelming majority wns sure to win. The House remained stonily silent when approval of Ihc bill was announced. The Labor Government first proposed the measure ti week ngo today. Passage came at 8:15 am afte- Commons worked throughout tlir nlRht fighting down Conservative limendmenU to limit the scope nf the bill of Prime Minister Clement Attlce. Winston Churchill, Conservative leader, won thc support of several members ot Altlce's Lalior Party in denouncing thc measure as too sweeping for peacetime. Churchill said no British government In history had dared lo ask for such powers "except when enemy bayonets were at our throals." Churchill moved formally to eliminate n general clause empowering the government to assure that I ho nation's resources are used "In a manner best calculated to serve (lie Interests of thc community." After 5',4 hours debate, Common.'; voted down this amendment,. 278 to 136. The bill as passed would empower Ihc government to order workers lo new jobs. This. In effect, would allow the government to close industries deemed in llrll- ,-iin's fight to revive its economic .me throiiBU greater exports and fewer imports. Swimming Pool In Walker Park To Close Sunday The Walker Park swimming pool will close for the season Sunday, it was announced forlav bv C. G Redman, president ol thc Chii'ka- SHW Athletic Club, who is in wrgc of the operation of the pool. The closing of thc ixml two weeks before the scheduled closing dale was necessary due to foolba practice for nlythcvilln llic School beginning Aug. 20. he said. Inasmuch ns Coach Firman Hymim is manaRing tlic pool and Ihc personnel in charcc of opera- lion or the pool is composed largely of members of the football team, there | s nothing [eft to do I: i it close. Mr. Redman staled, 'Hie pool W ill bc open regular Hours Sunday and will be drnlnrr) and closed Sunday night, lie said. N. Y. Stocks^ 2:.?ff p.m. Stock Priors A T and T .1ST Anicr Tobacco ....[......' 743.1' Anaconda Copper ?5 5-fj Beth Steel '..'.',.. 88 3-4 Chrysler 58 5-8 den Electric 36 3--I Gen Motors 5 1 ) 3-8 Montgomery Ward 601-2 N Y Centra I 143-4 Tut Harvester 87 Republic Steel 265-8 Radio fl 1-2 Soeony Vacuum 167-3 Studcbaker 203-4 Standard of iN J ••• 78 Texas Corp K! Packard 5 Increase in Coal Production in Ruhr One Big Objective WASHINGTON. Ann, 12. (UP) — Antiln-Amerlcmi conferees on In- cri'iVslng Itiihr coiil production ri'iiclitMl unanimous ugreenu'nt on the impni-liiiu'o of their task nl their opening meeting loda.v and turned basic prriulcins over lo small trchnlciil groups for iletiilled study. After 11 :iO-iulmitc opening session, Assistant Hccri-lary of Stule Wlllnrd L. Thorp, chief nf the Ameiicim (talcKittlon, said the In- foruud talks mlglii. lead Into various levels of ('.overninenlal policies. Including Ililtlsh proposals for nii- UminllxInK the Huhr mines. Ills .statement wa.s seconded by the chief nl Uto HvlUsh mission Kir VVIIIard Slning. Thorp l»Id vcyinrlcvR thiil the American and llrltlsh conrem's uuriTd ta tlu-. need for cnvryltiK on the Iniporliint dJscussloiiK as "speedily us possible," since, they focnv <m German and European recovery. He noted ttuil discussions <m the Ilnlir coal )>rocluello|i iicluully have been continuinu DII various Joint, governmental levels for nt Iciisl Iwo years. Two-week Snsslnii Looms "The results In the lust analysis will be measured in Huhr conl production t'-itlirr (Imn nnyllitng coin- Ing out of the present. Informal conference hero." Thorp suld. Thorp said the talks might continue n couple nf weeks. He empha- sised lhal tile job ot producing more conl In Ihc Ruhr ,must bc done quickly. He said the present conference dl<l not hnvr- u upcclUc tonnage tnr- gel. hut ndilou" that It would IK "splendid" If .'tawiM tons could lx> produced u dny liy the nnil of the your nnd :iliO,ono tnns dully ncxl year. The discussions tire regarded here as hnvlng an Itiipnrtant bearing on the future, of the Mnrshnll plan for tlic economic lehahllllatlim of KH- ropc. Twenty-four Americans nnd eight British experts, many of them here Testifies nnd , from ihcli- posts In the U. S. Ihltish occupied wmeii In Germany, attended the iniUi.l meeting. The American delegation Included Secretary of War Kenneth C. lloynll nnd officials representing (he State, Commerce, Interior. Treasury. Labor, Agrlcultiiru nml War Departments. Plane Comes Down Aitcr Head-on Collision With Flight of Loud Honkers PHILADELPHIA. Aug. 12. (UP) —A flock of geese collided head- on with n ffiur-englncd airliner last night. The plane was damaged so extensively 11. had to return to Southwest Philadelphia Airport and cancel its (light. The giant oc-1 plane, carrying 22 passengers nnd a crew of three. took off nt 11 p.m. for Newark. N. .1. !l, was .-,1111 In Its take-off ascent a mile from thc field when Capt llersthcl Clark, veteran pilot, sight-' ed thc flock over the Delaware Ilive.r. Clark Minulcrl "/luck." with no (itn Intended, and feathers flew Pjr A. A. niKOHICKSON i - C.'ourlrr Nrws Slaff Writer I-'ircfighici-s in the Victoria Community, iiear Luxora, nlo ycstci'dity used dynnmitc to check a blaze which severely dmnngcd the ? 100,000 school and, aided by a fire wall saved the section of the modern school structure housinK Hie Miiditoruun. . . .•'. ;,,...",...,.'*. ""^^"nrt'MWcd firemen .aft« 'equipment scene from Liixoni, Manila :and', Wils'on, "but » , i t0 Snvc m " dl of ' the Mhool-eiinipttienfc mul even doors were taken' from the btn-ning build- •*ing and all books/we're saved 'Die loss today Wat ';«id to be W l>er cent complete aiirt the ; school olflcliils face t i the nc.q«ss|tv,oi mak. Ing arrangements for p'lij'iilng s*hbol nrxt month Jn temporary .quarters. Nothing derinlto had teen decided this moniilig. ': : ,..-." /' Men nnd children of Ine"community were busy today sorting »nd storing the equipment which was saved. ' '. : ' • Near tlir wrorkMS, Iht rulnt itllt were smouldcrint; and it.was-in- •tlcMnl thut the school will ham • • o bj almost completely rebuilt.' ' clectiic wiring is believed to have started the fire, which.was discovered before it had gained headway. • ••• •••••• • : ™The fire WHS dlscovcrtd by M r . p ', EHId, principjil, who llvrs neatljy,' hut hit wus unable to nsc'.etirc- tlvciy the MII,II ehrmlnJ extln- Jiilshcrs hecBuse the bl«ie'»as too •nl^h, * •• • L?ck of ,u water supply handicapped firemen when thcy.reached the scene. ' •_.' Standing behind the''white brick ftl-FMKluro this mornl'ng was', a tArgc' pile of the desks, chairs.- and books thul were saved. Before the fire culled .the rear portion of th'tbUUd- IUR, fire fishtcrs 'urimoujififa and" saved nrery door In the Haie-swept rornns. : . '•;,-._... ..:,,.. Men nnd boys'(rani Victoria and surrounding conM7it.-n!ll*s iof' I.uxo- ra, Wilson and Mnnlliv ' Worked swiftly to save the cqulpmeht and lod»y ii^en and «hool ohlldreh' of VlctoWh wtirc .itnrlhg the boofcTln the iindhrnaged book sURily room and hauling the desks and chairs ori trucks to shelters. '.. •. \:v. • -; : ; .. All O«,%»roo m j nnttvyed i • !A1I classrooms, from the -first through thc eighth grades, were destroyed and only the briok .walls •. nnd (misted glrder.vrernaln.i?d stind- • ing.iAlso «uttcd wits the sortpol cate- tei ta, in the Southwest corner of the rear section.. ; The front portion of th« T-shaped building, fncing North, was relatively undamaged. Untouched by the fire were two offices, n .sirpply roon'i, the teachers' rest room, ft recreation room, the book 'sitpply room and the boiler room. A cnr- Iroifl of coal In the boiler room was not hit by the fire. Undp.moged also was the : large niiditorinm, spparnted lp«n : ^he Maze by the fire-wall., Heat'caused thc breaking of several windows in the North section of the building. '• Detective wiring wns suspecftfl oJ being the cause of the blaze, Mr. Ellis Indlcnted He pointed out that a hull light near the door where he first saw str.okc had been giving the school trouble by causing the light bulb to barn out frequently. T. D. Wllklns'of UiXQrjS; 'sjjpej-- Iritciident or schools 'in L-vaora-Bte- Irlct NO. 2, could not be located lor comment today hut he stat Senator Owen Ercwslcr, 'ctuirgert with promising to call off the Investigation of Hownrtl lliiRh war contracts If Hughes would agree to nuugc nvcrscAA TWA with Pun American, toox the witness uhnlr before thc Se.iuvlc Wur Inve.'illfliitliig Sichcomnilttce to iinswer 400 q»c«tlonii sub- nilltcc by H^hes to thc committee. NEA Tclcpholo). U.S. to Restrict Crop Insurance Coverage on Cotton To Be Limited to 56 Counties in Nation U'tTLR BOCK, Arlc., Aug. 12. (UP)—A di»nllc reduction In federal nrop; Insurance in Arkansas In I0!8 apparently It unavoidable under term.'; of recently enacted amendments. Insurance for cotton in 10-18 cnmiol to In effect In mmv thnn 58 counties in the entire ;ia- Uou-comrrarcd with policies In cf- lecl, In 45 Arkansas counties nt Uie present time. In no CHSC, said Dtipree, cnn future Insurance be provided In any county unless contracts cover it least 200 farms or one-Intro: ol Die fauns normally prrducing cotton counties selected must be representative of area? where col I on If normally produced, he added, nml thc value of the c^'op must const!- stiiln n major I'irl < f lli c agricultural Income ol !h,U comity. lluprcc saW Uu> amended ncl. does not affect <:?.:)rnets covering 19VI crops. And he ,11,1:? insurance Is In for.e ir. 1C counties, wit'i 8,-l'JP !:iM\i".ric< 1 contracts coverl-ij M nJ wo.OOO acre:: it, iuw:iiviv:u, aim icaniers new. | ^ n ' s Is nn >ncvc.v,<? over thc 6.502 Three large holes were ripped h, 1 contracts In tricot It, 44 counties thc leading cxlite of the right wing nnollicr in (he cowling of Ihc No. 3 engine and a fifth In the huge i-iitl- ..,, der. One de-feathered bird was wed- ' l on In gcd In a hole In the wing. 'surniicc will Clark satd the plane "handled a.s if nothing happened," but he decided lo return to the airport. While fire engines anil nmbiilnm.T.-, stood by. thc plane circled and made n perfect landing. last year. 'I1ic director s.-u.l the Job of so- IrcUnc thc e-uniXs Uirougtiout the ^C.T crttun crop In- bc offered next year Is now, In progress within Ihe FGIC. However, he staled, lie (iocs not have information on how many counties In Arkansas will be eligible for cotton crop Insurance next year. Sudden End of Hughes Inquiry Puzzles Big-Wigs in Politics WASHINGTON, 'All?. 12. <UP> — Tbo turbulent Howard Hughe.'; warn'.anc Investigation appeared destined today to take Us place alongside labor nnd taxes as one of thc political hot potatoes of tha I!H8 presidential campaign. "Who killed Ihc Inquiry?" was a qiirsMon that echoed on capilol hill and certain to reverberate throughout the country before the voters go to ihc poll "in the next national election. Observers agreed that no satisfactory answer had been given as to why the Ssnate War Invcastigatinj sub-committee abruptly recessed the hearings yesterday until November. 'But theories came a dime a dCTCii. They Included: 1. Subcommittee Chairman Homer Ferguson's own explanation that it would bc impossible lo proceed without the "missing" John W. Meyer* Hughes' free-spending press agent whom U. S. mtu'shuls ha,vn been vm- nblc to lociilo, 2. Finches' claim that Sen. Owen Brcwstcr, chairman of the full committee, "took B run-out powder" because he wax "loo cowardly to stay here and tace the imislc.'" 3. Reports .that Republican lend- ci-s called off the show for feav it WIM becoming too,political and might backfire on ils GOP sponsors. Hughes, who riescribcrt the recess as a complete "vindication," planned to take otf trom national airport this afternoon in his private plane. He said be would return directly to Culver City, Cal., to resume his work. The millionaire planemakcr took a parting shot at his critics in i radio broadcast list night. He s»ld he had come to Washtngtbn "wtth bitterness in my heart," tut had icarned that "as long as -we have thc fair-minded American public and a fvce press walchtnft over us, I ffiitws wn ntf nil right." : wiiiini. m, wilt i y uui> iic . r»i,a tPu yesterday' that the .building could not b c replaced for less th»n tlOO,- Uoo. He also said no plans have been made /or finding a place to hold classes when the school • reopens Fcpt. 8. 'Action on locating new class-room accomodatlons will o?gin this week, he said. Thc loss wa.s partially covered by Insurance, Mr. Wilklns Said. ' ' The. fire: fighters hurled .small charges of dynamite Into-the blaze In an effort to hslt the fire • by blasting. / ' • ; The clvucci woro .• mall and were thrown into ihc rr.Srtst of the hlaza after the r.>u. hal fai...n Irt. Th*s vst. >' dy}j»n\ite was cr^iltefl wlVt . al^inst innterialtj in . saving tns front ^ -.Ivj 'o\n;<ltiij>... , A lire-wall seiviiillng' the '" two se;;-!ons niso was credited- with sKi:pm(! ti.e blnzf just short ol tivs audltoffum. w'.-.ere iiatipn pictures were shown tiiree tlr.ies a week Co* resident^ ol ;lie ^ ittoria community. The loss was charged entirely .to the lack of water and fire fighting equipment on hand at the school. Mr. Ellis said that with a little water »nd soire hose, , the . bla/e could have been stopped «l-- its origin, He discovered the fire about 4 p.m. yesterday when he saw smoke pouring from thc top of a doorway on the East side of thc buildrnt: that opened Into the • hall* »y, join? Ing the iwo sections of th« T- shiped. strijclurr. • « A garden hose was connected to a . water outlet inside . the school, Mr. EMs said, buV the «•*, I«h- ned by i Southeut wind, ate through" the hoM'.' ' '." ",',{.*'.' :.i •.. „ City dmlnancef CMw IMar :'... .Osceol* and KelMr tiremen w«r» calied by Mr. Ellis but told 'him that city ordinances prtvenl«i,«h«)fc SM SCHOOL n*>; •• f»tr *

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