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Blytheville, Arkansas
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VOL. XUV—NO. 121 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER «• Nfta-mA <n> AUriu... ^ ""• ' •"^ • ~ *»^ D«l)j courwr BlyUMVlllc Herald MlMlaalppl Vauej Truman Defends Investigation of Price Increases Justice Department Crack-Down Threat Irks Many Leaders WASHINGTON, Aug. 14. (U.!>.) —President Truman said today he doubted that the Department of Justice price investigation would actually bring many prices down, But he said It would cxiwsc those who are charging unwarranted high prices. An influential Republican congressional leader said, however, that "a general price decline is coming." chairman Jesse Wolcotl of the House Banking Committee said prices were about as high as they could go. The Michigan ILcpuliliraii said it would, be a "grave mistake" lo restore price controls, but he said Congress may have lo e\teml rent controls beyond March 191, unless the house shortage ''is licked" by then. Attorney General Tom c. Clark's decision to investigate whether business is guilty of anti-trust violations in charging high prices has been buffcttcd on all sides—by management, farmers. n congressman, and even labor is skeptical of what good it will do. Mr. Truman told a news conference today that he .thought Ihc results of the investigaticn would Put the finger on those charging prices higher than warranted, in response to questions, he said he 1 thought that this, rather than actual price reductions, would bo the principal benefit or the Investigation. President Truman, W h 0 h as tried o 'talk down" prices with appeal-, to business, declined lo comment on (he CIO demand for a labor- management conference on prices. I He said that he had tried that In" November. 1945, and -that i t was not successful. He disclosed that thc food committee a f njs cablllet : is studyi-g the possibility O f cutting down corn exports i,, an effort to halt rising corn prices. ,- The latest criticism of thc Justice Department's planned investigation came from Albert S Goss master of the National Grange. ' VMratt «ud that inflation has ""^1* . lts peak ' le »« lil '* 'Ineni- «*>ILv lo a K eneral price decline. Wolcott said, is "too much much buying f 0l . foreign accounts" He recommended a , "slow down" in foreign spending unt ii domeslic needs are met. Ashed ir increased wage demands endangered the price structure, he replied: "Labor would b« the ultimate loser if wapcs are forced unduly high." Higher wages he said, mean higher production costs and higher prices. The price problem was becoming of increasing concern u congressmen sliii I,, u, c capital Sen Joseph c. o-Malioncy D "wyo issued a statement charging that the automobile, steel and oil industries have '•private rotation systems winch tend to keep production clown and prices up thr-v' ,T CC- ? < ccmtim '° to rise as S? -"uuVr •; ^embeV tui be much more serious iiv -i now. l " d " ll >3 l.c" A sr,id 0r , t " tn "" riratc ™»<»lnB." must be ? "T CSSIOIli »' Vision "whelhcr the ' • l ° <lc 'crmine wash ii* i,i...i.. .: . ' ct it shall Marshall Faces Big Job in Rio Argentine Delegate Seeks to Require Unanimous Decisions BY R. II. SHACKTOMlt United Press SUrr Correspondent RIO BE JANEIRO, 'Brit/JJ, All*. 1*. (UP)—Secretary of State Geor-ic C. Marshall arrives here today to head the United Stutrs delegation to the InterAmcrican Hemispheric Defense Conference, and to get Ills baptism in Latin 'American diplomacy. Marshall's objective WAS to f;et all thciAmericas to agree quickly on a treaty providing for collective action against any future aggressors and to leave all other issues lo Ihc next IntcrAmcFlinti conference in Bogota next year. But. being the last of the dilc- eales to arrive. Marshall faced immediately a well-organized attempt of sonic smaller nations to broaden the scope''ol the meeting. These smaller nations have been lobbying here for two days. •Marshall — accompanied by Bens. Arthur H. Vandcnburg, H.. Mich., and Warren R. Austin, u. S. delegate to the United Nations, and their wives—traveled in President Truman's plane, the Sacred Cox. 'After their scheduled afternoon arrival, Marshall planned to pay his respects to his host, Brazilian Pns- ident Enrico Gaspar Dutra, and then depart for the Quitandiaha Hotel, 40 miles north of here, to await the formal opening of con- lercnce tomorrow. 'Argentine Porei«n Minister Jnun A. 'Bnimuglia arrived yesterday a:id although pressing a campaign to require, decisions lo be made oy nnan- imcus vote instead of by the two- thirds vote desired by the United States, left the door opsn for Ai- igentiim to back down. * The question of unanimity may be a major technical issue at the conference. The conference objective specifically was to put into treaty form the '.'.'hitime agreement to apply economic, diplomatic and, if necessary, military sanction.* against any aggressor, inside or outside the hemisphere. py KQBTHK4 OT AREA^A, AMP ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST M, ]<M7 Temperature Nears 100 Mark Again ^."'.^."B '"'"-day period of Robert t;. BJavIorV r.*r, -~7""•*'» L " observer. Hie mcrcurv H tt '° atl>cr -^ of 73 dc^r^riast 1 c.i^t fi Sk^ il ^tJ" "*1 forecast by the u S Wpnii rcau in Little Rock today lofL rejwrts of general rains' in t sas and weslcrn Missouri vest/-. The forecast reads partly cl tonight and Friday with w scattered thunder showers "That means a defintc 'brpi the heat is on its wav ' said. Temperatures soared nbove ihc 100-dcgrcc mark again in the sta t* yesterday, after dropping Into ,," 90;s for the two previous day C The highest reading recorded in the stale yesterday was 102 at Ark adelphla. Scarcy, Batesvllle Brink Icy. Dardanelle, Fort Smith Hot Springs. Morrllton and Mena n || I'i'ixirloil mi even Iflfl (U-'-rrfs Church Names Construction Committee An organization meeting was held last night in Hotel Noble by members of the Construction Committee from the Board of Stewards for the First Methodist Church, it was announced today by Harvey Morris, board chairman. Mr. Morris appointed J. L. Guard, J. L. Gunn, B. A. Lynch. J. W. Adams and R. A. Nelson to serve on the committee. Mr. Morris and thc pastor of the church, the nev. A. D. Stcwait, are ex-ofFicio members of the committee. The committee members elected Mr. Adams chairman, and Mr. Gunn secretary. Jesse Taylor, a member of thc church, will assist thc committee with Its legal affairs. Appointment of the committee is subject to the approval of the church's quarterly conference, which will be held Aug. 21 in Ihc church. Thc church members recently voted to erect a new sanctuary at the church's present location. Seventh and Main, where an educational building wns erected about 20 years ago. Thc church has not had a sanctuary since the old church at Seventh nnd Main burned. Where Fire Hit and Missed at Victoria School SIMPLE COPIES FIVE CENTB These two,photos graphically show the damage w ,ougl,l by, fire Monday, and 'whk "wit" 1>h """ use of dynamUe and the .builder's prccimtions in providing a fire wfill Thc razod classrooms at the rear or the school, one of the 'niil^iii In'nulhiiiil Arltai,«,^ « i , shownjhe rrqnt of the while-brick structure, vvhlcli was • fV^laf-^TlT^ _...."I .'„" an «w by the hows c Gand,hi's Headquarters Storied as*Indians Take Over Powers Relinquished by British By ROBERT C. MILI.EK United Tress Staff Correspondent KARACHI. Parkistan, {formerly India). Aug. II. (U.r>.)— UrU ceremony lasting less than is minntos. Great lirilain yielded us 2K> year rule of India today, ami I saw the new nr.tion n f Varki.stan born Moutitballcn. until today the llrillsh viceroy of all India cut the British reins on the subamlinent or ;co,OfH).uno persons and inr* '^r Mosicm Do " iinion " ! n:>rkist:i11 "-" u « »«« dependence. Thousands of + — -or in- sweating Indians Tropical Storm Due to Strike Along Gulf Coast TAMPICO. Mexico. Aug. 14. (UP) —Strong winds and torrential rains pelted this Gulf Coast port early today in advance of a tropical storm of near hurricane proportions which is expected to sweep inland North or here this afternoon. Thc government wcatiicr bureau in Mexico City warned all cralt •'clone thc entire western portion" of the Gulf or Mexico to remain in poll until the storm passes. The storm was reported 100 miles cast-southeast of Tampico moving at about 15 miles an hour, accord- [ ing lo a government weather bureau | huHctin at mid-morning. I Winds near the storm center were estimated as high as 30 itii^s an hour. Storm squalls i cached out lor nearly 300 miles from thc center. The U. S. Weather Bureau at Atlanta, Ga., warned small craft from Cotpus Clirlstl lo Brownsville, Tex.. U> slay in port. o.-^i.iiu^ imui(ii:i stood in the streets lo shout "Ion- live Pakistan," as Mounlbiitlcn drove lo the new state's liny constituent assembly hall. There, to Ihc accompaniment of booming ar- tJMcry. Moiintbattcn turned over Arabs Attack Jews, Bum Two Factories JERUSALEM. Au«. 14. IUI-) — •Jjmidrcds of Arms chained mi ol yie oranpe ;rrove,s fringing Tel Aviv today and attacke.-i ,,nssiii s Jews in the -cravcst outburst or Arabic-Jewish violence since the riots of 13315- . Pour clays or snoradic skirmi.ihin- hi the Jaffa-Tel Aviv Inrder ZTie erupted in a pitched battle and s-ib- otngc with .guns, daggers ami torches. Early reports while the fightin:; still was nomg on ssirl four Jeiv.i were killed and 23 wounded. Two dead Jeus were taken to the Hadns- sah Hospital at Trl Aviv. Nine others were known u> b" cravclv injured. thn Bovornmeivi of Pakistan to - its newly-chosen , sovcrnor general. Mohammed Aii Jlnnah. Jiiinah rcpiirrt that bi.s eovern- ment wotil,! rosier racial and po- Illipal (nlcrancr. hill even as lie spufic niniil l!ic ceremonial Irap- pl»«rs, Hindus anri Moslems scal- Icird over India were batlcriiif; each other lo dealh In continued Even Mohannas K. Oaudhl, (he father of Indian independence and the most, revered man In India, lino his Cnluitla hcndqiuncrs stoned. The bitter Hindu-Moslem strife over Irreconcilable rclltjlous dirror- enrjcs forced Ihe partition of India. The division wnc Intended lo lot each sect ruin Its o\vn followers, out Ihe fate or 565 princely M,.'tcs —where Hindus and Moslems live m almost equal numbers — has liccn left to boundary commissions R'r later settlement. Se' IC ri ' C '"^ "' r "^' ;1 ' Wll ' Cb " rom|> ' Three Companies Boost Gas Price Half a Cent LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Au?. 14. (UP) — Tiie P'.lce of gasoline In Arkansas froir stations of three companies is up one half cent a gallon today. These companies arc Lion Oil, Gulf oil, and Magnolia. Two other companies, Continental and Standard oil. said they would not raise Ihclr rates without orders from their headquarters offices outside of Arkansas. Thc explanation given ror the price boost Is higher prices of crude nil. At least 10 Jews and three Arabs had been killed In the four days, with the injured mounting above British troops and police by (he hundreds swarmed to the battir- Iront today and began rounding up Arab bands of various sizes which sniped at Jewish transjiorl from the orange groves and sallied forth lor close quarter fighting. Two Jewish factories were burned nnd several others wen set on fire. Most of the blazes were brought under control in short order. A correspondent wlio reached thc scene with police said factories and machines were a shambles. The rattle of gunfire still was heard in various sectors, largely inside Ihe orange groves into which the Arabs had been herded. The violence broke out two houis ftHer big crowds o( Arabs observing the East of Ramadan respoutled lo Ihe Jaffa municipal commission's Invitation to attend a public meeting at the City Hall, where Arab h-nili-rs yeslprdny apprntrd lo Ihcir Man-Made FrostSoon to BeUsed To Speed Cotton Crop Harvest MEMPHIS TO,,,,, A,, 8 . 14. <U.P.)-The National Cotton c, ell s H n T —-"= "'-I" „,„ to usecl by rou ,, n ,,„„„, .•"* fnil to ,pr:cd up picking and improve mechanical barvcMin, ,,.,,,:±;"":::!' ™ M ™**«*»<X »™ «><>™ ^ a - ltmi : „, (:[ ; lcmm Ihe heavy powder, applied while ho wr-iillirr Is still warn, or lint has tho .vjiun cfTcM on plants lhat fr<ist would weeks later Th!- process \r, still In the experimental singe. ti )K council said Sci- entisls at, several a B ricuiturai' experiment .stations arc studying calcium cyanamid's effect on Insects animals, human beings, cotton lint oil and soils. The: council said Iho defoliation caused by the powder aids mechan- ised cotton plckini; by exposing the bolls nnd removing much of the leafy irash which is a major problem In mechanical harvesting. More important, the council reported, II reduces l»ll rot by~ exposing ripening bolls lo sunlight nnd reduces the threat of ,umv eafworm, toll weevil and nphld.s by destroying leaves which supply these insects wllh food in the laic crop season. Tests thus far revealed that the powder should be applied 20 to 30 1 days arier cotton stops fruiting preferably when cbw is expected since absence or moisture reduces effectiveness. Plant reaction is visible within 48 hours aflcr application. ' Plant physioloBisl.i explain that the powder causes a thin layer of cells lo form across the base of Ihe leaf stem, causing the leaf to die and break oIT. Langstbn-Wroten Suffers Heavy Loss From Fire But New Building Saved U.S. of Meddling In Balkan Row Gromyko in Blunt Sf a foment Says He Will Veto Proposal I'AKK 8UCCKSS. N. Y., Au«. H. LMJI'i —misslii, accusing llu> United Sl.'.les ir "Ihn crudest form ol In- Inrfi'ivncc" in Greek Inteniiil af- fnlrs, sowed notice In the United Nations Security Council lodny Hint she would veto Ihe new Amcr- litnn and Australian proposals for n UN border wiilch in the troubled Uulkaim. Deputy FoiTltfii Mlnlslor Andrei Gromyko si ruck back at the latest projiosals of Ihc Western counlrlos with u lushing iittnck-nn Ihe Truman Doctrine iinrl Ihc oiice-velrted American altempt to luslull p«r- maiienl UN observers along the Greek frontier. Gruniyko's carefully prupurccl address wns Husslu's first reply to Ihc new United Stales' pluu lo toss the llnlknns cure Into the General Assembly ir a now Soviet vclo blocks ucLlon by the council. Oromyko snid "forolim Inlcricr- ence" from Iho West was (annlni; ilnincs In .Southciislern Europn. "All thc world knows who Is really In- tcrlerliig" In rjrcucu he nald. "The crudest liHorfcrciiec Into Iho inli'iiial affairs of Greece rina"- nntcs i\t present from the United Slntes," Oroiiiyko snlil. 11 was Ihe first, time Ihc Soviet doleBalc sbnn- doned Ihe dlplrimntlc custom or not miming the country Iwinll utliickcd, although hn hus atlacked the Tru- mun pvosnvm wt aid to Oreccu sev- erul times. Gromyko omphnslwd that RIU- slu never could accept proirosnld for Instnlllng border observers In Greece. Both the United Stntcs nnd ftuslrnlla hnve submitted resolutions Imindlnn tlic rilsinite between Greece and Albinta, Bulgaria nnd Yugoslnvln a thre»t lo world pence. The Austmlinn proposal would not try to place blame for the strife In thc Ualkuns. The American resolution would blnme the three Communist-governed neighbors of Greece and order them to cease Ihelv "provocations." American sources disclosed, meanwhile, Unit n oiilck survey had shown considerable support among the m United Nations for the forthcoming American request for notion in the Balkans cnsc by the UN General Assembly. people lo ccaso the bloodshed They voiced fear that thc incidents might d»voiop into political and racial viols. Truman Still Approves Use Of Atom Bomb WASHINGTON, Aug. 11. ItJi'' President Truman said today that he still thought It was necessary It. use the atomic bomb agninst Japan two years ago. He lold newsmen lhat he hated lo make thc decision at thc time, but lhal he tell it was necessary to save the lives of some 200.000 Americans, and he still thought the decision was right. He made thc comment on Ihe .second anniversary of Ihe Japanese surrender, .He snid thai he had thought on V-J day that Ihc world would be at peace by this lime. Hc added that he was wrong. lie said, however, that he still hoped for peace for Ihc world and for all its peoples. In discussing his decision lo use the atomic bomb. President Tru- I man told a story of his school days. Hc said that when his history class was studying the Baltic of Gettysburg in the Civil War. Ihe teacher told them that any schoolboy's afterthoughts on military strategy were worth more than nil the gen- orals' fi>rfilu.ii::ht::. Paraguay Plot Frustrated by Alert President I1UI5NO3 AfRES. Aug. M. (U!')-- nopnrl.s from the Paraguayan fron- llrr today said that a group of government oiriccrs had attempted a coup lo overthrow President Hlijliiio M'jrlnlzo and open peace convcrKaltons wllli the Paraguayan rrlirls. However. It KHS reporlrd, Ihc plot was uncovered and the ringleaders Jailed. It was s-iid that the clilcf con- spi'-ator was Qcn. Emillo I)5» dc Vlv^ir, Morlnlgo'c chief ol staff and the highest ranking orflccr still on [he government side. IJc Vlvar w:'S said lo have been replaced by Morinigo's aide, Col. Jinn rcdcrk'O canny. Tne cadets «t thc mllilnry col- Ifgc at Asuncion were snid lo have hern Involved i'l the plot. Frontier reports said street fighting in Asuncion w^as still In pro- erc*^ and Itiii'. lour of thc rive government radio transmitters were now olf the nl". U.S. WaiYCS Claims Softening Italian Treaty WASHINGTON, Aug. II. (UPI — The Unilcd Slates today agreed to waive claims against Italy totalling i'.boul $1.000,000,000. Thc action, announced bv (he Slate Department, constituted a softening- of the terms of the Italian pence treaty. The Stale Dcinrlincnl also announced llinl n proposed new licaty ol friendship, commerce, nnd navigation has been discussed by the two countries in thc past llnee months. Further study or the proposed treaty will be held In Rome next fall. Volunteers Help To Handle Nine Lines of Hose IHylhevHIe volunteer firemen aided by nearly 50 bv slanders (his morning poured water from nine hose lines «n the LaiiKKton-Wroten Co., Broadway and Walnut for iin hiiur and 15 minutes before bringing under control a Maze started by a water heating unit that severely damaged it building and equipment valued at approximately 915,000. ~* n 'l'i»= ^ huge blare, which roareel Jurors Get Facts In McMath Case Wife of Prosecutor One of 15 Called as Witnesses at Spa HOT SPUINCIS; Alk.. All(f, H. (UP)—circuit Judge Clyde Drown of Gnrbiml County todny otlldnlly opened Ihe Brand Jury Invciitlgn- tlon Into Ihe death of Hal P. Mc- Miith, fiS-ycnr-oltl futhcr of Prosecuting Attorney Sidney S. McMnlli. Judge Brown convened Ihe 1G- iniui Jury. Including ono Negro, this morning nnd rend members u spo- S! ±;csUorir^rt,n Aft^^i Ihey-n f ,t return an indictment or give „„ ..„ „ « c g*g£ t n.iL, Bnllon was »>»de. that !^ri^' h °f P"ts; ami. W.OOO Mrs. Anne McMtilh. the prosecutor's wire whom lie suys tired Ihc shots which killed Ills futhcr, wns physically unable to testify before Ihe Jury this morning but Is expected lo make nn appearance Ihls iiflcrnoon or In the inorulng. Mrs. McMnth yesterday suld she hiui nothliii! lo conceiil and will be happy lo answer question.'! lor thc 15 Wllneiise* Called The Juryjubpconaed 16 wllnessbs, Including law enforcement olncers, Mrs. McMnlh's iwrsonal physician mid Ihe only other adult ut the McMitth home Xt thc time of the shooting—Mafic Clayton, a Netro muld. ''The'- prosecutor wild >lH»t week thut Ills wife shot his father after the elderly man advanced upon her wllh "clenched fists" and while she was "hysterical with fright." Meanwhile, a man who allegedly attacked one of thc attorneys named to assist the grand Jury, has been released Into custody of his father The man, Henry P. Coslon, .was released only after his father agreed to take him to the Veterans Hos- pllal In Little Rock for a mental examination, according to Deputy Prosecutor 'Nathan Shoenfcld Coslon allegedly attacked Slate Sen. Ernest Mancr In downtown Hot Springs after asking whether or not he would defend Mrs McMath. I.uler, Manor revealed ho had received several telephone culls Icmi- tninlug veiled threat,-, against him after accepting Die appointment nn one of three attorneys lo assist Hie eriiiid Jury in It-K • MeMHlh Investigation. ' ' Fire Hose Tested During Special Drill Wednesday nlylhrvlllc Jlrcmcn tested 'i!,n Ifd or flrn hos~ imd this morning Mrc Chiet Roy Henri reported lhal "not leak" had been found. The hose was unrolled mid lesl- cd o'i Walnut Street between Second and 'llilrd, In front i>r the I''irc Station No. 1. Thc street wa.% blocked off and traffic diverted dming the icsls. To find possible leaks, the -walvr pressure usually used was doubted to .no pounds per .square Inch. Usual pressure Is 90 lo 120 pounds 'Ilic Department has 3,750 feet or Iwo-aiirt-onc-haff-incli hose iiuri 800 reel of one-iiiid-a-lmif-iiich how. This 4.550-root supply In- trucks and a reserve supply kept at Fire station til. ;. It was thc 7,->fl feet of M>.,.T\ ?'oso supply night. T':c romnlndcr will be testj: tested lisl of the smoke: hose Is tested In 250-foot length... Ti::r ;es!s arc ar affairs. COM- duclci at»v.; tills ll.-iiu each Suin- I mrr 10 ready srjiiipmcnt for call.; during thc winter, chief Head cx- Weather ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy today, lonlghi nnd Friday with widely scattered afternoon and early evening thundershowcrs. Not quite so warm today. Soybcans opin high low close NO/ SSl'.il! 285 283 283?1B M":i r 271) A N. Y. Stocks 2:30 p.m. Stock Prices A T .fc T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copi>cr . Beth Bled Chrysler Gen Electric Ocn Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Sled Radio Socony Vacuum .. Studcbakcr Standard of N J .. Texas Corp Packard U R Rlocl 156 .. 75 3-4 .. 36 .. 873-4 .. S8 1-4 .. 363-8 .. 53 .. 50 1-2 .. 14 1-2 .. 65 1-8 .. 73-4 .. 26 7-8 .. 81-2 .. 16 3-4 .. 21 3-8 .. 77 1-2 ,. 633-* . 5. ..71 3-fl wnrn", o partly Insured, " n in vehicles In the repair off!-' that : dn- " , destroy^, by = Several Automobile. Sared ' '" Ut "' ' nsterl »S *nd 'at least lenst a , cnrs were saved. Four re save. Four o the cars wore In the showroom; In v th 0 annex, and were drlv.nioiit by cniployecs and volunteers. Many f If cnicn restricted the (lames to repair shop and rilling station and the new annex was unharmed A nick of tires and other parts and equipment located on-th« flil- station drive were • rembvcd. iiBh rinmes razed the Interior a large pile of tires apjwared to have survived the fire with little damage Two racks containing cans -of molor oil placed agniiist the 'fining station front were untouched/ by names and while gas facilities were endangered. Ihc lire was kept away from .the storage tanks. ', '•. " Shop Clalr Miller said the fire Marleil when a keraxene hratlnj unit used tn boll ^»ttT for rartlatqr cleaning Ifnlttt oil <>n Ibe «ara-e floor. A nearby" "oil flrimi was brlicvcd to have bieri IraVini;. Arl ycla.'micz, a mechanic employed by the automotive cWcern stated that he has Just finished working on a car nnd had taken it to the parking lot outside" 'when the blaa: broke out. Whcti lie returned lo thc garage he passed near the radialor water vat Just ;.s the flames shot out, he said. , Ho staled that he sounded the alarm to thc other employees and then culled the fire department: ; Only one car wns driven-from the garage niter the fire started, Velasquez said. ..•."•' .:, .'. .... As rircmcn and volunteering by- slanders poured thousands " of gallons ol water on the bla'z::.' th'ic'i " Hudr-j ih<. !,„ V n .1 * V * " water on me oiazs, thick I ± ^ „"" 1. '.'.' ."" h " c ..."" ?«'*• <" «?«*? Wltowdd from the' building, blinding and choking tliciii. iMany tied wet handkerchiefs; over their faces to alleviate effects' While there were several poten- - - *"-• "•" ">- vi..->i.~.i ironic luiue wuic several poien- wnen :hls supply has tiricd. The tlally dangerous aspects to lighting this fire, no one was Injured. The main lank used to supply the filling station with gasoline is located about 30 feet.from the entrance to'tne rc|»ir shop out no flames reacltcd it or the much-closer gas pumps. Power Hues overhead became heated and it was thought for a. while that "live'' wires might fall to the wnlcr-covered concrete beneath. A connection inside the Northeast corner of the building sputtered and arced for aoout 15 minutes but was avoided by the sweeping hoses. - Roof Falls Qukkly A pai tloii of the ceiling Inside the filling station weakened as fire- Sec riKK LOSS on ffcje 4. N. Y. Cotton open hlglT tew close MX 3X1 sas X»« 3183 332* 3W K9S 310<t 3115 31* J'4J S £ March May July Oct. Dee. llnough the _ Pal'- shop, pirts department" arid nn LIB station, engulfed the entire building mlm:t,es alter It started mill endangered the n«* $60,000 • Lniicston-Wroten annex." : .-•'.'. Al noon loday, firemen .»tlli-. poured wilier en the smouldering ijums of onij of the year;, largest ' Imnieill'iitHy followtnr the flrr. hjiwever. HiifsUn-WroUi <rf«-'i announced that <le<plt« the ; xttr al (be bhze. damafe ww not "t a nalure lo require a supen- Kii/n of buslnvw. . .••••'' -»•••• lluslness Will continue a» usiiai. Ilif'y Sitlrt, and shop equipment will b e mnved Into the new an- m-*, <:omul«ied only | u i year. They expctleil lhat it would iake' only th ri .e ,, r four hours to resume Hie niHj,,, portion of their npcruliuiij m«il, on both Ihe hood '. Two trailer trucks btlonfing to"i« Hu ISM Piv 3240 3274 Spots closed 3524;V\ip.3l

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