The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 31, 1948 · Page 1
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VOL. XLIV— NO. 262 — "'* POM1NAN-I MKWBPAttiB Ot NORTHEAiVI AHKANBA8 AND SOUTHS MtHK ^. •*• ^ -*-^ *» k.7 Blj'thevllle Courier Blythcville Dally N«vt Mississippi Valley Leader Blythcville Herald BLYTHKV1U.K, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 81, 1948 Gandhi's Body Crem ated; Violence Flares By Jame« Michaels United frets SUff Correspondent NEW DELHI, Jan. 31. (U.P.)—The body of sainted Mohandas K. Gandhi today was committed to the flames of the burning ghat as violence touched off bv his assassination flared anew in Bombay. Tlie ancient Hindu ceremonial was carried out on tlie bunks of thc sacred river Jumna, one of Ihe five sacred rivers of India, In a massive demonstration of national grief. Bui even as Devadas Gandhi, eldest son of the slain leader, was touching fire to the pyre to consume tlie earthly remains of India's great soul Bombay was again torn by savage riots. As the pillar of black smoke rose slowly toward thc sky, wartcd gently toward the river by a light wind, a great hush fell over- tlie multitude and they joined in a moment of silent prayer and meditation for their fallen leader. Gandhi's supporters today descended on the headquarters and offices of the Hindu extremist organization, Mahasabha, and wrecked them. Strongly reinforced police opened fire on the angry throngs. Already the death toll hi Bombay slood at six dead and 46 slabbed ancE wounded. Spread of rioting and violence throughout India, was feared as police pursued their invesli^alion of Narayan Vinayak Gadse, the extremist Hindu editor from Tooim, who struck down Gandvi. There wcre indications that GiMse was linked with u widespread band of Hindu extremists and terrorists who long have advocated a blood bath to purge India of all Moslems and return the land to tlie reactionary orthodox Hinduism of medieval times. For tlie moment, however. India's capital was unified by Brief over Gandhi's death. His body was born through the modern streets of New Delhi and thc teeming quarters of Old Delhi in such a procession as India had never seen. As Ihe cortege passed the hundreds of-thousands of mourners left their places and followed the bier in proce.ssion that wound more than rive miles long behind Gandhi's body. • • .-. At .the banks or • the Jumna thc mass of humanity, 'wailing and Oandhl's ( body was rvitnnttf placed on the pyre with wood heiip- ed below and around it. While the crowd raised a cry: "Gandhi! Gandhi! Gandhi!" De- vartas began the ceremony which has been followed for generations by the Hindu faith. First, an unguent, a mixture of liquid butter and incense, was poured over the pyre. Then Devadns laced toward the sun, now lowering to the west, and began to chant the ancient verses of the Sanskrit Veda, the oldest and most Holy Book of tlie Hindus. The verses committed Gandhi to the gods who will be responsible for his next reincarnation. As the chanting ceased. Devadas <ook flame from the sacred lamp which had burned all night beside Gaiicilii-s body and touched it to tne pyre. The day was clear and warm without a cloud in the sky. But a light wind arose and swirled up the Sec GANDHI on Page 8 Nehru's Regime Is Endangered Gandhi's Assassins Said to Have Plotted To Kill Others, Too By P. D. Sliarma (Unilcd Press Staff Correspondent) NEW DELHI. Jan. 31. (UP)—Po- . . . — lice, Investigating the assassination of Mohandas Gandhi today arrested 15 persons in Bombay' and charged that the murder was part of a conspiracy which has "spread its tentacles around Ucw Delhi." The 15 arrested in Bombay were chnrcerl ss being in the conspiracy with Narayan Vinayak Gadse extremist Hindu editor from Poona who shot Gandhi Gadse was quoted by police today with admitting that he and a band of five conspirators had plotted to kill Gandhi ami iiad been responsible for th e unsuccessful bombing of Birla House January 20. When the bomb plot failed the conspirators, according to Gadse determined to make individual attempts at assassination. Police believed the group, coining from the bitterly reactionary Hindu region ol Poona. near Bombay, had laid a carefully calculated plot to overthrow the moderate regime of Premier Pandit Jawahar- lal Nehru by striking first at Gandhi and then the other moderates. including Nehru and bis Moslem aJisociate, Maulana Azad. This plot, police officials said has spread its tentacles around New Delhi." They believed that the plot had originated with members of the secret militant Hindu organization known ns Rashtriya Scwak Sangria (political servants • of . the dieval history. It - 0 !igJ 1 * t '°" «cks to turn 1 back to Its me. advoeates- Hindustan for the Hindus, a blood purge or mass conversion of all Moslems abolition of Pakistan by warfare' and a return to the strictest ancient beliefs and practices of Hinduism. Bombay police believed that fhe group of 15 arrested there was directly linked with the assassination. They said they had reason to lielieve the group operated by means of ,1 lottery through which the assassin drew his assignment to kill Gandhi by lot. Black Morkets Feorfid if Meat Aoain Is 37 Planes Join Search for Big British Airliner HAMILTON, Bermuda. Jan 3; (UP; _ Thirty-seven planes and three ships were thrown into a renewed search today for a British airliner with at least 29 persons aboard, believed to have crasl-ed into the sea 400 miles northeast of •tscrmiida before dawn yesterday. Clearing weather spurred hopes ol frantic searchers that the missing airliner might be found today Among the passengers is a to'p British war hero. Air Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham, M. retired veteran of the North African desert campaign. Lisbon reports said the airliner. one of Ihe newest British Tudor 'ours, left there with 23 passengers ? n n a crew of six. Reports reach|»R Bermucta M id it, was believed l "c plane carried 26 passengers and six crew members. Land and sea planes from as far North ns Newfoundland and as '•"• South as Bcrinquen Field I ucrto Ri COr joined t] w hunt today WASHJNGTON. Jan. 31 (UP) — The American Meat Institute said today a return to meat rationing would promote a vast black market that would upset distribution and leave heavily nopulatcrl areas of Ihe East especially hard hit. R J. E»ger(. associate director of the Institute's marketing department. Gaiii " rationing won't produce more meat and it won't have any effect on the number of consumers." In a statement prepared for a Senate Banking Subcommittee on meat rationing. Ecgert discounted the prediction of Agriculture Secretary Clinton p. Anderson that tbe nation faces a serious meat shortage next Spring and Summer He Mid fhf supply of meat per person will be about one-hall an ounce a day le-w than last year, but will still be more than in prewar days. However, il rationing is restored Expert SHJ,! t |, cre maj . |)e B m shortage in 1949 because government controls will discourage production. Warm Hearts and Kind Hands Quickly Revealed When Widow's Home Burns on Coldest of Days By Jack Tlpton (Special U> Courier N>» s ) <ia.V8 HI I (I combined here thU week to bring lo the alone, she Is a too long ago lost Monday's Groundhog Day IP This* ° J Granny lives widow and not ., her only son, too. Oranny found her house in Will It He This? f amcs when she relumed through he snow over slippery streets but her heart, was brnvc. She scooped up SUCH- In her withered hands and tried to check the blniw. Paling she twice tried to enter the burning building to rescue her bc- lonsinss. but this, too, was futile lhc plucky woman's plight was obsem-d -.y „ Michigan visitor. Elbeii f;oe of St. Charles, who was in Manila to atleud ihe funeral Of his father. Mr. Roe carried the stout-hearted woman away from tlie fire and delivered her Into the hands of neighbors whil c volunteer firemen took over tlie job which wns too much for -Granny." The volunteers failed in their efforts to cope with the fire, but their kindness did not slop there. It was lilley Duncan of Manila' who suggested: "Boys, we slill can be ol assistance. I'll start oil with a donation of $10 lo build Granny another house, one that will not be so apt to catch fire." Charles Carter, Manila's lire chief, quickly designated two of his men to pass the hat for additional funds. Thc kind-hearted, sympathetic fire-watchers responded. About tliis time Bilbo Oxliorne, manager or the Osborn-McKln- non Lumber company, offered lo furnish Hie lumber at cost. Carpenters volunteered their services as builders of « new home for Granny. Tlie men-folk were not alone ill their efforts to be or assistance lo a neighbor In need. 'Hie women, too. wcr e on lli c job. A group headed by Mrs. Bess Gilbert and Mrs. John Bcaiicliamp promptly organized an old-fashioned quilting bee. Before long, Granny had five quilts ready for me in her new home. Tli e construction will get under way without delay with Ed Griffin, Euska Argo and Arthur Rogers as supervisors and workers who will not ask a penny for their services. Tbe Manila Lions club headed by Robert Killian, and William Borowsky. .secretary 1 , has assumed i-esponsibillty or rounding up funds to complete the construction job which will provide a new home for Granny. Other Manila folk already have promised lo provide a new stove, a bed, cooking utensils and other items for the aging woman who i Department a braved the cold to go to thc slorc cL t v! n u ,, „ ,,. and returned to find her home 'In &C "' Johe Pil H. Ball, R., Minn., spokesman for tlie "l'C- "nmcs. visiwiisls," said they would fight for an "entirely different approach" to the problem of foreign aid. Ball said thc group, about 24»strong, is in general that the OUT,KIPS/NICE CLCOMY Republicans Plan Major Revisions In Marshall PI -««.'-:• •>• si.,',-" _vwaaatt'astt5St4«'M?3i', ? , i 's-'Tv Ili 81' [can .senators sol out. tocl;\y to rewrite the eovei-y program, giving Coiwri-ess rather than the major voice in iln administration. UN Delegates Fearful About India's Future By Robert Manning United Press Staff Correspondent LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y.. Jan. 31. •UP) — Diplomats of the Unilecl Nations wcre fearful today that the assassination of Mohandas K. Gandhi, a man of peace, will make peace Impossible for months to come in tlie troubled Indian subcontinent. Tney hoped his death would have I l :Inlia " 1!lt Hie plan amounts to •the opposite effect—that of sober- I «" 1 * r<! - <i sl<">»l seizure of the Prosing and restraining Hindu's anrt i dent " s ' wcr agreement recovery program should be handled by an Independent ad- mmlrtrjitor who would report periodically to a special "watchdog" committee of Congress. The State Department would merely negotiate agreements with recipient nations "under the direction ol the administrator." according to thc "revisionists'" proposal. This contrasts sharply w iih Hie administration plan which would Rive the Slate Department overall supervision of Blip. Asked if this phase might not prompt an administration com- Missco Court Adjourns After Hearing Civil Cases Tlie civil division of (he Chickasawba District of Mississippi County Circuit Court In session here for the past two weeks was adjourned yesterday afternoon by Judge Zal n. Harrison of Blvthe- ville. Only action following (he noon recess yesterday was the submission of lists of venlremcn for the .June term by Jury Commissioners Rilev Jones of Manila and Jodie Nabors and E, c. Williams, both of Blytheville. According to an agreement by .Judge Harrison wiih the BlythcvMli . , Bar Association earlier I his month, A session ol Common Pleas Court) *", /idMii ncd civil term may be ses- A sweeping Atlantic storm covered UK surface of the sea yesterday, reducing visibility to 200 feet However, weather conditions improved during the night. Common Pleas Court To Convene in Osceola will convene Monday morning a:, he Osceola Court House with Coun- ull,^ !' R ° Gffm ° r B1 >the- Strike Threat Removed WASHINGON, Jan. 31. (UP? - T:ic threat of a nationwide tele- rttad-» ea toaay with announcement that * vast dispute between Wes ern Union Telegraph Co. and three AFL unions lud been settled for «n eight cents hour!/ p»j. boost. held following Ihe criminal slon convening here Mar. 29 Lightning Hits Plane SHANNON AIRPORT. Erie. Jan. 31. (UP)—A four-engine Canadian airliner carrying n passengers and a crew of seven was, struck by lightning over Eire last night and badly damaged but none aboard was Injured. The plane was hit by a lightning bolt a.', it aproached Shannon Airport for » landing. ig Hindu's .Moslems and bringing calm instead of increased communal violence lo India and Pakistan. But UN delegates appeared to expect the worst. Gandhi's dealh wns considered certain to complicate the UN Security Council's mediation of the dispute over Kashmir, one of the most pressing of thc differences between thc newly independent Hindu and Moslem dominions. Brother of Blytheville Woman Dies in California Isaac Lewis. 51. died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Irene Taylor in Los Angeles. Calif.. Tuesday and the body will be brought here lor burial. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Mr Lewis was a frequent visitor in Blyliievillc and had been making his home with Mrs. Taylor for Ihe past year. Besides Mrs. Taylor, he Is survived by two other sisters. Mrs. Johnny Jansen of Blytheville, and Mrs. Mac Gillis ot Morrilton. Ark.; one j brother. Alvln Lewis of Blytheville: ' one lialf brother. Chester Burks of Blytheville; three step brothers. | Alva Burks of Chicago, III., Ellis : Burks of Detroit, Mich., and' John : Burks ol Blytheville and two step sisters. Mrs. T. p. Johnson of Chaf- fce. Mo., and Mrs. J. A. Pavne of Blyihcvillc. Hoit Funeral Home is in charsc of arrangements. Weather Arkum-M forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and .Sunday. Nol "qul!c s<i cold this afternoon. Colder in tlie North and West portions Sunday Minimum this morning—27 Maximum yesterday—31 Sunset today—5:37 Sunrise tomorrow—-] :07 Precipitation, 24 hours to T am. today — 0.05 (water equivalent of one-half inch of snow.) Total »ince Jan. 1—6,19 _ direct foreign policy. Ball snapped: "It might be a good Idea." The GOP senators feel thai in- sirail of underwriting.the " ileficils" of thc IB Kuropcan countries; the United Stales should "call Hie tune" on bow much and what kind of alii is fivcn, A rough outline of the "revisionist*"' plan wa.s drawn up last night at a meeting In the Washington apartment of Sen. Clyde M. Reed, H.. Kan. Eighteen GOP senators attended, and Bail said that about six others were unable to be present although they share the sentiment-s of the group. The Minnesota senator said Iherc was no discussion at the meeting of Ihe amount to be appropriated ror the Marshall plan. However, at : an earlier meeting the senators i favored drastic cut.s In the {C.800.- 000.000 down payment asked by President Truman for the first 15 montlis. Ball said the consensus was the administrator should report to a joint House-Senate conjmiljre, similar (o the one set up to oversee Ihe Tart-Hartley labor law. On this point, the "revisionists" appeared to be in substantial agreement with Sen. Robert A, Taft, R.. O. Tlic GOP presidential hopeful said last night in a speech at Lancaster. Pa., that. If Marshall plan projects are chosen "wisely." the U. s. "can accomplish as much with hall Ihe sum proposed" by the Prcsidcrfi. The "revisionists, Missco Gins 208,720 Bales Of '47 Cotton A total of 20i),120 bales of cotlon h.-ifl been ginned in Mississippi County from thc 19-17 crop prior -o Jan. 16, it was announced yesterday by C. c. Danehowcr, of O.i- ccola, federal cotton slatisiiclan lor this county. The figure, he said, compares with 201.837 bales (-inncri from (lie l!M6 crop prior to Jan 16. 1M1. The lotal lB*i yield was 223,000 bales. Missco lamicrs, (or the most part, Mulshed picking Ihe 1W7 crop earlier than usual but sonic still Is left ! in the fields which have been white i with .snow for thc greater part of • thc week. I Tiie total yield lor 1917 may be j increased by 2.5CO bales when thc final tabulation is made, some lar- mers liclicvc, but this would leave the 1047 production about 10.000 bales short of thc 1046 total. Thc pcr-acre yield will be smaller too, according lo many of the growers although thc acreage in cotton was larger than in 1W6. Two BJytheville Men to Address Fair Managers Two Blyihevllle men, Robert E. Blaylock. secretary ot Ihe Mississippi County Fair Association, and Keith Bilbrcy, county agent, arc li.stcd among lh c speakers on Uie program for Hie first, annual meeting or lhc slate Pair Managers As[ sociation In Little Rock Monday ' niici Tuesday, it was announced lo- I day by L. H. Antry of Burdctle president. Mr. Blaylock will lead a discussion on a catalougc and program advertising during thc meeting. Mr. : Aulry said, and Mr. nilbrcy will J discus* community exhibits. Olher : speakers include ' M. W. Multlrnvv and \V. S. Pollard of the State ; Extension service In Little Rock; Mike Meyer of Van Buren; A. Leon j Hollcy of Ihe University of ,r- kansas' college or Agriculture. Burl $100,000 Fire Threatens Whole Business Block; Two Firms Heavy Losers Auto Tan Pprind 'Western Auto and Family Shoe AUIO lag Period stores Bear Brunt of Damage Ends at Midnight Tardy Motorists Must Pay Penalty And Maybe a Fin* Arkansas stale I'olU:,, Mulioucd In IJIylhcvlllf! warned yesterday Him. rigid enforcement of laws requiring proper Mule cur licenses will iH'Khi after lotlny-the on which the IIIKS mn y tx> pnrchnscd without penalty. Tho minimi 11-day |x>rlixl dnr- !"?, *' h . lc1 !, lllo ' orlsls ">ay oblatu !848 atRlj. !!,Tr::5B pir.las riir passen- nsr i-ars, (rucks niu! Inillci's ends hi'i-e at intdnli-hl Ionian. ,\ (olal of 3.025 jMiMirniicr cur, l.'.!75 truck ami iSO trailer ln«.s had bi'rn sold by shortly befoie noon today, leaving a sizeable number of potentially delinquent buyers. The Slate Itcvennc office in oily Hall wilt remain open until midnight tonight lo handle tasl-inhmlc sales. The-rc is no autliorliy granted any state agency or offldnl to extend I he IJc-en.fe-biiylnt: period, the Htate Police said, mill beginning tomorrow, owners of vehlclc.s wllli- oul current plutes will bo subject to am'.-sl. Pi'tmlilt* Due Monday In addition to court fines 11 ur- re.iled, hilo license buyers faco a penalty nssiwxcil by (he Hcvt-nue Depiulmcnt. This bciilns lit »:! during the Una 10-day delinquent period and grows linLll It equals the cost, of the license In question, Today ulso was ttio last day for of city license tans, sold lit a flnl. rale of |A crcli lor cars nnd trucks. City Clerk frank Whitworth suld that by 11 a.m. today, an Mttmuleil 1.760 had been sold. Approximately a.050 vehicle* require these tiigs, this year, according to registration llgitrrs. -.There is H ixinalty of 10 ])cr cent of the city tans 1 cost for every 10- day period ot delinquency beyond today. There is K penalty /or late eUn.itu' rf.'^he. oily lass, Mr, - woi-tli sold, as well n« the possibility of lurcsl. by City Police. The Htate Police ulso warnetl MIs- Millipl Cuunly motorists llial all old llceiis,, plates must lie removed from their vchlclt-s nnd only the current, tan mounted. Billy Steed of i«nchvlllo, district supervisor for the Stale Revenue Ociinrlnicnt, and lh c stale oftlcers pointed out ycslcrdiiy thai, resolutions Koveinlng the privilege of using dealers' plates also will be rigidly enforced. l>r:ifer i'rIvHrBiii Abused Pointing out til tit, tills privilege has been abused hi the past, they explained that dealer lads were Issued oniy to authorized automobile dealers in Arkansas having an pur- l.v Shoe Store enrly thi» morninir. E'Mf 1 V(>H f l\ li 0 ifrt. —i ~ ^1 — J r it ?_*_ M "' arc tu Adjoining stores suffered and walcr damns,, but were saved from nctnnl lire diiuuiRe by f| re K-illls sepnliidug them | lom 11.. ''"Mil building,. Then, wa.s no 11,0 Wall between lh« auto supply firm "nit the shoe slorc. Presence'of the flic wnlls undoubtedly prevented i^major conlln R ratlou. The blur.e was discovered shortly alter wo by Night Marshal Jim-It lomlliuon iiuil Hie thsl nlimn W, A. Affllck. manager of Iho Western Aulo Associate store and owner of the building In which II wns locnled, said this morning Hint dauiUKe.i lo belli building and stock will tolai $50,000. tie salit the fire left the firm R "complete loss." u was fully covered by Insurance, he said 'inin store will be rc-hnlll, M sool , „., posslblr, Mr. Affltck aald. J. T. Westbrook. owner or Ihe (•'utility atioe store, until |il.i stock loss was estimated at from 530000 to »40,0oo. It was Insured, he snld. The building wns owned by n. A. Lynch, president of Ihe Farmers Hniik mitt Trust Co.. he said he liiid not had an opportunity to cs- lltiml« Ihe damage to the structure «s yet, It also will be re-built as [illicitly M possible, Mr. Lynch said. ' Two Piinijirr Trucks Used I)olh Iniolcs stationed «(, ph-e Station No. 1 In city Hall answered the cull nnd ihe %50-gallon-per- mliiule booster pumps on each truck were used throughout Ihe Iho. Allhoimh brought under control after about |\vn hoiria, smoke continued to roll from portions of the building, and small .patches of flnm» . broke out Intermittently. Fire-fighting operations were beginning lo cense nbuut 8 a.m. Nol Iniij; after firemen begun Unhung tbe blime, roof.-) of both buildings caved In. Drclfiis .Jewelry Co., adjoining Weslern Aulo Store, received smoke unit water damage. A large puddle of water nn Ihe floor damaged .101110 IUKXI\«C, Harry H. I^vllch, iniinngnr, snld, Thc Red llall Barbtr Sliop, next to Drclfns, also received slight damage from smoke, believed lo have seeped In through a sky-light. 11. D. Hughes and Co. clothing store wns also lilt |,y smoke, us was Mead's clothing store. Damage was believed lo be slight, however. Russell Campbell, owner of Miss M "' n Temperature Climbs to 31 Reading li Highest Sine* Sunday for Mississippi County iec, but more and colder Ifinpciature In Blytlie.vlll* *JH ? ° ne dcgrce <"'»'• , :» I* 01 '" yesterday to brlni the highest reading sine, Sunday, now fell this mornlnt weather was predicted for Sunday In the North and West |K>r(ions or the slate. The minimum last night wa« Hie wannest In several days with a low of -J7 degrees recorded Highway condition, were Improve? thli uioi mug, but pavement, remained slippery and drivers continued t» exercise extreme cure. School officials delayed unlioiirT; cements about whether Blythevlil. schools and other, over th« count* would re.sume cla.ww Monday Many school, were closed ycsterdny *nd some had dosed earlier'in' th. week because of hazardous roRdj ntid In , ome Buncos fuel ohort. ages. W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of Rlythrvllle school,, uld cUat- •» "ill be rexumed Monday "If wi-uther perrallK." Mr. Nicholson will that »[«ni lor re-UDtnlnc the ~" fc«M Hie Announcement wi P«icd several time* between 6:45 • nrl g a.m. Monday. Th« niel shortage remains «erlou« mil apparent passing of the ex- rcmely cold weather h.s eased the situation in that the scant supplies ror some dealers can slretvhed a little • further. . Buses were operating on Highway 81 lo the North and to the South and also west to Jonesboro. BUSM within the city, and the Prazler Lines out In the county remained In operation throughout the ,wlg» of bnd weather. b» Officials Company, Thc Slate Police also snid here yesterday that If sute tugs aie lost or stolen, holders of Ihem should report tbe lass to 111'.- state officers, cither dlrcclly or through city police. State Policemen slntlnncd here are A. E. chrrjntsK.T, T. E. Smalley and C. E. Montgomery. or the Ark-Mo Power and Ihe Southwestern • . , — - .—.... Company reoorted ....-, suffered no damage from ; Illlle or no damage in this area be- IC J'- . ... „ , | cause or tlic snow which wns In Miulnuu Mirlls hvplmlt i sharp contrast to difficulties cx- On P nrenian snld he wn.v llghl- ; perlenced by oilier public uMlltle* on privately i in g tlie blnra In the Western Auto j in southern half of the state dur- Chlld Pl»jln r on Tee Drown, The United Press In Little Rock reported that Ihe continued cold wage In Arkansas was responsible «'iM tli,. third ninjor fire todny roi- th c deaths or two per. . sons, bringing lo 15 the number or Totalities directly or Indirectly I attributable to the state', latest established place of business. These j Whltsltfs Shop, snlrt his store an-, Bell Telephone lags are to be used only on "de- '""'"""" —•"«""'» ..- -> - nuni-straloL'" vehicles or by dealers in accordance with miulrrmenls of their business. Use of these tags owned cars or lor persomil reasons Is a violation o( the law nnd stale Police said they will aid lhc Hcv- enue Department in curbing this practice. <i denier lags may be re- .. ... novcd from vehicles and turned In j 1° Jlrikc al this location. The last to thc Revenue Department. Ihey ! *'"* in 19M. when Liberty Cash polnled nut. j Grocery wns located at this s«e. Store when a slock of gun shells began to explode. "It sounded like a .small war," tie satd. No one was hurt by the exploding shells, bow- ever. This Police Chief Charles Short cred- lU-d A. O. Hudson, owner of n cleaning firm near the (Ire, with aiding rijTiiien, H« supplied gloves when the ones firemen wcre wear- Ing became cold nnd wet. His firm iy of Ihc proposals offered by the State Department. If the committee reject/; the GOP group's suggestions. Ball said the senators would carry their fight to (he floor in the form ot aniend- menu. , dinner mccllng scheduled for Monday nitrht. Accompanying Mr, Aulry. Mr. Bilbrcy and Mr. Blaylock to *\c meeting will be Raleigh Sylvester, a member of the board o; directors of the Mississippi county Pair As- tociallon. Two Blytheville Lads Capitalize on Weather And Reap Neat Profits Two Blyihcvillc youths with an tye ror business opportunity and :ooperalion Trom the weatherman lave launched a unique—but. slrlct- y seasonal—cnlerprlsc here. They help motorists Ret their cars backed oul of icy [larking places. "It's only a quarter lo Ret yon out and we scrape your windshield." explained Bobby Tomllnson, son or Mr. and Mrs. V E. Tomlinson. Ills partner Is Kilty' Smith, son of Mr. anil Mrs. Roy I. Smith. They acco iplisli Ihc job by pouring ashes, carried In a lard can on a sled, behind stranded cars' tires lo give Ihcm Iraction. Business is Rood. Bobby said, and the pair netted 52,75 lhc first day. nut he found Ihe business lias its problems, loo. "These helpful people who arc nlways pushing some- out out tree are ruining us." he lamented. : bad weather. Prank Marcum, the nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.-Roy Marcum of near Parkin, was drowned In the St. Francis River. The lad fell also received smoke damage. Electricity in many business firms in tlie downtown district was shut off for nearly Iwo hours because or lhc fire. As It became later and more and more people appeared on Ihe I c st reels, city employes blocked off c Ihc sidewalk in front of the two stores because of glass and debris and show windows In both were completely out, exposing stock displayed in them. Into the water when thin ice upon New York Cotton' NKW YORK, Close steady. Open March 3170 May 317D July 3423 Oct 3J68 Drc 3I3S 31. (UP) — Rock Policy King , Enjoys Stay in Illinois 1 EAST ST. LOUIS. 111., Jan. SI i UP)—Clarence iBaby) Johnson. 42-yriir-olit Negro described by I iltle Rock. Ark., Prosecuting Attorney Kdwln Dunaway as "Ihe Litlle Hock policy king." was a free man today aflcr failure of Ibe second attempt of Arkansas au thoritlcs to extradite him. Cily Judge Joseph Troy, declaring "we're long past thc days of nred Scott," issued a writ of mandamus, freeing Johnson. The Ncsro had been sought on a four-year-old felony charge as a means or securing his return lo Little Rock, where he was convicted September of oiwratlng a Kinnlntt house and fined $1.200. While free under M.OOfl bond to Mlse Ihe fine. Dunaway said. Johnson Jumi>ed bond and moved here. 3478 34i>6 3430 3175 3141 Spot* close 3557; down 3. LOW close i Skimpy Report 3465 3474 j 3471 3481) MOSCOW, Jan. Jl. lOT)_ Rus- 3413 ,1420 j slan newspapers reported the as- 31S3 .1153' sn.vlnatlon of Mohandas K. Gand- 3l22b hi In two paragraphs, noting that »h. kill«r ipofe* which h e and a companion were playing gave way. The body wai recovered a half hour later. George Brown, 43-year-old Oreent County fanner, died In a Para- gonld hospital of burns. The on can he was using to rekindle a :ookstove lire exploded destroying the house. His wife suffered minor cuts when she broke out a window pane lo escape with Mickey Cooper, the couple's grandson. French Plane Searching Alps for C-47 Feared Third Victim ot Mishap iUARSEILLE. Jan. 31 (UP)—A French search plane Is missing and believed to have crashed in the Alps, making a possible triple tragedy among the snow-covered peaks which already have claimed two planes and 21 lives this week, authorities announced today. Ground rescue teams climbing th» mountains near Digne. Northeast of here, reached the crash scene of tin American C-47 transport nnd flying fortress search plane today and confirmed that 21 persons were killed In the double disaster. All 12 persons aboard tht transport, including three American Army wives and their five children, »nd nine of the 10-maii crew In tht flying fortress were dead. The mtslng French plane, which Joined in the search for the transport last Wednesday, has failed to return to its bum at Istres Airfield, near Marseille, »nd In presumed lost, officials said. The fortress which Hew to dl««*ter searching for the transport itt the same peak and crashed lew :han 100 yards from the transport, Uw (round MMKM 9&rUM nport**.

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