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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Hit: DOMINANT NUWSPAPKH OF NORTHEAST AUU.AKSA8 AND SOUTHEAST M1SSOU1U ILIV—NO. 268 Blythevllle Courier Bljthevlll« Dally Newi Mississippi Valley Leadei Blytheville Herald BLYTHKVH.LK, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, FKHKUARY 2, 1948 TKN PACKS •INOLB COPIES CEMTt 1 Death Toll Grows Among Indians as Rioting Spreads NEW DELHI, Feb. 2. (U.P.)—Premier Jawaharhil Nehru appealed to Indians today for peace in the name of Mohandas K. Gandhi as rioting spread to six new points in India and casualties rose to 27 dead and 107 wounded. Disorders broke out In New Delhi* > for Ihe first, lime since Gandhi was issassinaled last Friday. Calcutta tlso had Its first strife when Hindus tried to Bet fire to (he home of IJr. Bhyama Presad Mookerjee, last president of the Hindu extremist group Mahasabha, to which Gand- ' hi's assassin was linked. Nehru addressed the dominion parliament while government Investigators dealt v;ilh a reported nationwide conspiracy said to coll for the assassination of high Hindu leaders, perhaps including Nehru and Sardar Pntel, strong man of the Congress party. The premier hhited that the government would act firmly to suppress Ihe violence breaking out after the killing of Gandhi by a Hindu fanatic. Just before Nehru spoke, Hindu mobs attacked buildings and three newspapers of the Mahasabha organization. Police fired into the air to. scatter the surly crowds. Congress Party speakers addressed them, saying that Gandhi's soul would suffer from their misdeeds. In Bombay, the homes of high caste Brahmin residents and Ma- liasbha leaders were attacked. Bands of shouting malcontents ranged the city, forcing shops to close. Business and transport were paralyzed. It was the fourth day of disorders ' Four persons were killed in the iown of Erode In the Madras area when police opened fire to halt widespread attacks on Moslems. At Bezwada. also in the Madras area, one was killed and 20 were Injured when 8.000 Mahasabha members meeting for a rally were attacked. A pitched battle raged until police moved in. Mahasabha leaders were arrested. Two mosques were burned and Moslem shops and homes were looted at Tiruvannamalai, a Hindu pilgrim center near Madras. Other Moslems were attacked in the Madras villages of Salem and Rajapala- yam. Twenty-six were reported , wounded. Police_Call tot Assistance •*i,rtt and Court Upholds Civil Service Act Hot Springs Mayor Lacks Authority to Name Chief of Police attacking lice had called "fop^ Incipient trouble also was reported from Hidebrand. independent princely state in South Central India. The ashes of Gandhi were gath- (ked from the funeral pyre beside the Jurnma River. One of the assassin's bullets was found among the ashes. The ashes were put in a cotton bag, to be scattered on the sacred waters of the Ganges. The remaining bones may be put in a shrine on the site of the cremation. "We don't deserve to be iti the government if we cannot put an end See GANDHI on Page 1ft Soviet Protest Brings Blunt U.S. Rejection WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. (UP) — Tlie United States today flatly rejected the Soviet protests against the presence of U. S. naval vessels in Italian ports as "without foundation." j ral vessels was the first of a scries [ or three which the Kremlin has I lodged against the united States I LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 2. (UP) —The Arkansas Supreme Court id today that Mayor Ricks wis without authority !o name the Hot Springs chief of police. In the same opinion, the court declined to say if Gcorpe Callahan could legally serve as chief if he were appointed by the Hot Springs Civil Service Commission. In R brief unanimous opinion written by Associate Justice E. F. McFadriln, the court said that a 1933 law "took from the mayor, and placed In the Civil Service Commission, the power to appoint R chief of police," in cities operating under the aldermanic system In government. Callahan. Chief Deputy Sheriff Under Garland County Sheriff I. G. Brown, was appointed by Ricks after taking a civil Service examination. His appointment was questioned by the State Municipal Of- iicer.s Association and contested in Garland Chancery Court by Bint Connor on the grounds that Ricks was without authority and lhat the chief should be promoted from the ranks of the Police Department. Appointment Protested The litigation rose to lever pitch when Acting Chancellor Floyd Huff attempted to hear the case during the absence ot Garland Chancellor Sam Garratt. Huff was halted when Circuit Judge Clyde H. Brown sought to assume jurisdiction and threatened to cite Huff nnd State Senator Ernest Maner Tor contempt of courl. . Maner filed the original litigation Mrattorney lor Connor. ^jEaratt's decree upholding Ricks' •Uthority brought about the cur- Veiit appeal. Today's decree pointed out that. the Hot Springs City Council created the Civil Service Commission before Ricks' election and gave it authority to name a chief under a 1933 act. Attorneys for the mayor argued that the later law failed to repeal an 18S5 statute allowing the mayor to choose the head ot the police department. Court today look under submission a petition to reconsider its action last, month invalidating the second division of the Pulaski Chancery Court. Tiie action would permit a decision next Monday. The supreme court ruled last month that the Pulaski court had never existed because the act of the 1947 legislature creating it was unconstitutional. The reason given the 4-to-2 decision was that the legislature usurped executive powers by naming the first chancellor of the new court. The legislature had named Mrs. Ruth Hale as the first chancellor. More than 1.750 divorce decrees approved by Mrs. Hale became School Holiday, Due to Snow, Ends in Missco Highway Conditions Improve But Fuel Supply Still is Short The groundhog. If he hndn't frozen to cl L'ut h, saw hLs sh cvdoxv t o- day nnd so did HlythcvUlc residents —for only the second time in nearly two weeks. ! As ctcnr weather Uint begun yc.s- tc-rdny continued, school children throughout Mississippi County returned to their classes this morning, ending vi\cn lions of various lengths brought. ulxnit by fuel shortages nnd Icy roads. O.sccola schools appeared lo he the only ones not resuming rlnsse.s today, nnd Superintendent C. Frank Sanders said chi.vses would Tosiuno tomorrow. While mast heavily-used roads were clear nnd dry today, many side-streets and .shaded portions of others still were covered by patches of ice which frequently caught motorists unasviire.s. Yesterday's simshlre failed to bring any unusual warmth for the mercury here rose no further than 3T degrees. The low this morning was 17 decrees. Highway* Improved Highways weio reported cleat 1 over the weekend, meaning restoration of bus service. Fuel remained short, however, and plumbers' trucks were seen parked in front of Blytheville homes this morning, Indicating that the threat of bursl- cd water pipes was still to be contended with. While (.he weatherman foresaw warmer weather for late today and tonight, tomorrow \vns reported as likely to bring rain and snow in extreme North portions of the state. As February arrived on a sunny note, no one regretted seeing January, with its varied but. chiefly unpleasant weather, leave. The weather during that month departed from normal conditions in many ways, according to comparisons with U. S. Weather Bureau figures. Cold Month Recorded The normal mean temperature for Blythcville in January Is 39.9 degrees. Tills mean temperature for last month was 32.9 degree. Notinnl precipitation for Blythe- vilie in January is 5.43 inches, while last month 5.19 Inches were measured. The • average maximum temperature last month was 40.3 degrees and the average minimum leading was 25-3 degrees. There were five day. 1 ; of rain and seven days of snow. Five and one-half Inches of snow fell last month. Temperatures ranged from a high of G'A degrees Jan. 8 to a low of four degrees Jan. 28. The lowest maximum reading was 22 degrees and the highest minimum was 4 degrees. Heaviest rainfall last month was 3.30 inches and the heaviest snowfall measured three inches. Gandhi Assassinated U.S. May Free Blocked Assets To Aid Europe Treasurer Offers Relief in New Form For J6 Countries Mohandas K. ciandl, assassinated leader o( incllit, wiis n hn|>py nmii fU the time tills photo was Ink™ wilh his Bianddauuhteis, Muni, left, anil Mis. Ava Gnmllli. al Blrla House. Muni win first lo rcuch Glincllll utter he has bccn'shot. INEA 1'holo by Bert nraut, staff phnlosraphcr from NteA Tclcpholo.) o during the past two weeks. The Soviet Union accused the United Stales of violating the Italian peace treaty by sending its naval vessels to Italian ports with £. S. Marines aboard. ^The Italian government already has told Moscow that Italy Is a sovereign state and it is nobody's business but its own what vessels enter Italian ports. i clouded by the court's action. Deadline Wednesday On Nominations for Women-of-the-Year Wednesday will be the last day for the noinniatlon.s for ithe "Woman or the Year", it was announced tod.-.y by Mrs. Gilbert D. Hammock Jr.. publicity chairman. To be eligible for Ihe honor, the woman nm.i; be over the age of 18 and one who has given her time as n volunteer worker to various civic activities. Tlie winner will be announced around Feb. 7. and will be honored wiih a formal tea the latter part ol February. Nominations are to be mailed to the "Woman of the Year Contest". P. O. Box 144, Blythcville. New York Stocks 2 p.m. A T & T ....... AmiT Tobacco Anaconda Copper A-,!! Steel ....... Gen Electric Motors Ward N 1 Y Central ...... Int, Harvester Xorth Am Avifllion Republic Sled ---- liiidio ........... Eocony Vacuum . . Siudf baker ..... Standard of N J Texas Corp ...... Packard ......... ... 151 1-4 ... 3S 5-8 .-.. 28 1-3 ... 53 3-4 ... 34 1-2 ... 56 1-2 ... 52 1-8 Landlords Get Quicker Action On Rental Hikes Increases in maximum renls authorized liy local lent offices to Individual landlords henceforth will take effect on the date the landlord filed a petition for adjustment. Housing Expediter Tighe K. Woods ot Washington today advised C. A. Cunningham, of the Blythcville of. fice of the federal agency. This change in the rent regulation, effective January 30, applies to individual adjustments authorized by the Office of Rent Control under any of the 15 grounds listed In the regulations. Previously, the rent increase became effective on the date of the official order authorizing a higher rent was issued by the Area Rent Office. Mr. Woods explained that the action making the rent increase retroactive was taken in order to compensate landlords promptly for higher rentals for which they qualify. Any delay by a rent office in processing a petition will not penalize an owner by deferring Ihe dale when he is authorized to charge a higher rent, he said. Among the more important grounds listed in the rent regulations permitting landlords to petition for Individual rent Increases are major capital improvements, 14 ,'?-8V' ub5lailtlal increase in space, scrv- 89 1-4 | Ices, furniture, furnishings or cqulp- 10 1-4 ment, special relationship between 25 1-8 landlord and Ihe tenant occupying 8 7-8 Ihe acommodatlons on the freeze 15 5-8 date, substantial increase in occu- 10 1-81 pancy. peculiar circumstances or in- 73 3-4 ' equitable rent, substantial hardship 57 1-2! caused by increased (fixes or opera- i 3-( | ting coctt. Federal Government Costs Eat Up Large Portion of Farmer's Income Should the proposed WO.7 billion budget for federal expenditures fiscal 1M9 be approved by Congress. Arkansas' per rnp'ln share would be $520,000,000 according lo figures released today In Little Rock jy Sam Hays, executive director of the Arkansas Public Expenditure Council. Broken down Into each county's per capila share in Arkansas, the figures show that Mississippi County would contribute £22,500.900 to the cost ol operating the federal government lor tin next fiscal year. Fuel Shortage Grows Worse In Some Areas (By Uniicd Press) The nation's shortage of oil atid as for fuel became more critical every hour today even though temperatures were climbing toward normal in the hcavily-industralizcd arcn East of the Mississippi River. Another mass of cold air was bearing down from Montana across the Dakotas but forecasters said it probably would moderate as it moved in to the Great Lakes area tonight. The coldest spot in the nation early today was at Grand Forks. N. D.. where the mercury stood at 17 below. Mlnot. N. D., had 16 below. This figure represents approximately one-half of the agricultural wealth of the county, based on estimated production totals lor 1917 when the cost of the federal government is compared lo the basic source lor nil income—production from the soil. Agricultural leaders estimated that Mississippi County's Income from agriculture in 1917 was about 545,000.000 of which upwards of $8,000,000 was paid to cotton pic! 1016 gross return from was estimated ut S75,000,0i Carrying the analysis ther, It means that tannin: Dratt till two acres and look to one acre to pay all production costs and for their profits, if any. "We have shown these figures In this manner to drive home the fact to Arkansas taxpayers the necessity of economy in federal spending,' Hays said. "ft now costs the United Slates' taxpayers more money to run the government one year than It took lo fight World War I." he said. "In addition, present, interests costs on Ihe debt are nearly as much as the whole federal government Income itl IQ39." Slating that all taxpayers realize lhat it now requires more money ,o operate the federal government thau in pre-war years. Hays added that "nevertheless, countless instances of waste, mismanagements and poor planning force the total upward." "We, as taxpayers, must combine n demanding that overlapping and duplication of federal agencies, foolish appropriations and crowded fed- pral payrolls, together with indiscriminate extravagances be abolished from our federal budget," he said. New Fire Truck Obtained by City Equipment Replaces 1921 Model Used Ar No. 1 Station liy John I,. Slrrlr (United l-irss Slaff (•ornwpaiiilcnl) WASHINGTON. rYb. 2. I IIP) — Secretary of the Treasury John W. Knyder promised today 'this country will do all It can lo uiaku available to the |G Marshal] plan countries of Western Kuropc- about $100 000,000 111 assct.i held here. The $700,0(10,000 Is In llio lorn of "blocked" KnydiT revealed lhat eltlv.ens of the id w Icrtl countries also hold In Ilih country about «4,:iOO.OOO,Oofl In f rotor non-blocked, assets, nut lie sal; 1 for the most pail are knowi lo Hit- Kuropi'un governments, Snytli-r mud.- his stali-mcnl In I letter lo Clmhmiui Arthur H. Vnn- dc-nberg, of the .Semite I-\ire1gn He Inllons Committee. Me said (lm| after muillhs o consideration thin nallon has de cideit lo assist Kurojx-aii countilc In lakini; control of the assols tlu-lr nationals held here. Such action wiis necessary, sny- dcr snld. to enable I tie Ruiopcan nallon.s to hi'lp shoulder Ihe burden ol the Kuropoan recovery program. Snyder said lop government officials reluctantly agreed that It was more Important to aid the European nations "in dire need of dollars to permit Iheli 1 survival as free tuitions" Hum to continue a policy of protecting "'e Identity of foreigners who hold properly lien-. Disclosure of foreign holdings In this country In some cases undoubtedly will lead lo confiscation by the foreign government whose nationals arc Involved Snydcr's report, lo Ihe Foreign Relations Cotninltlee was on$ of two expected to so far In determining how much money h voted for the European recovery program. Tlie other, ex|M-clcd from Secretary of Stall' George " Marshall, will provide il new. overall balance sheet on foreign spending In all foreign countries. Including China, Greece and possibly the occupied areas. In this report, which may be delayed unlll tomorrow, Marshall Is expected to arrive it n flume or about $8,000.000.000. House Nears Vote On Knutson s Bill To Cut Income Tax Inn BASHING-LION Feb. * iU.P.)-Rep. Robert L. Dough, toil, !>., N. C., a k-admf? Democratic spokesman on ta* nmUei-K, l,,,|ny assailed both th» Republican $6,500,000000 lux reduction hill and his own parly', proposed bubstitute. lie said llial neither hill could possibly become law The House, however, wns set to pass the $6,500.000 000 Re. nil I 1,'nnlu,,,, I>MI l.,i 1 .. .1 .. T ' .~""|VVV i\c« . new [Ire truck, on order since wit Summer, arrived here today after Inspection and testing nnd Tile cold that poured down Eastern seaboard last week (he wri.s dissipated today. Where temperatures had stood at zero or far below last week. New York City registered 22 at 5:30 a.m. today. Washington reported 18 and Albany nine. Sprinkling rains fell in Southern California but they were Insufficient to aid farms and orchard;:, suffering one of the worst droughts in history, except in very localized sections. Search Planes Unable To Locate Big Airliner HAMILTON, Bermuda, Feb. 2 <UP> — A fleet of .15 to 40 planes renewed the search today for a missing British airliner with 20 persons aboard that vanished Friday on n flight from the Azores. The plane, n four-cngincd Tudor, was owned by British South American Airways. Amoiif: (he 2C passengers was Air Marshall Sir Arthur Coiiins-ham S3. retired British vet- North African desert eran of the campaign. will be put Into service by the city this week. The new truck Is an Amertcnn- LaFrancc model mounted on H Ford chassis. It mounts R 500-gallon per minute pump nnd a 150 allon IHJI- minute booster tank. The ton-nnd-a-lmlr truck also will carry 1000 feet of hose and is equipped with ladders mid portable fire extinguishers. ft arrived about 10 o'clock this nmrnliijr nl the Cotton Hell Depot on South Elm. Following unload- ng, It Is scheduled for Inspection and testing by a representative of the Arkansas Fire Prevention Bureau tomorrow. A Dallas. Texas, representative of the AmerlcarvLa- Frnncc Cc,. wns on hand today to direct, unloading. Tlic new inicK will be kept at Fir c Station No. 1 In City Hall. It will replace the Model 30 truck purchased by the city In 1921. This truck will be returned to the Amcrlcan-LaPrance Co. Cost of the new truck was given as approximately $8,!iOO. UN Palestine Commission fears Chaos inihlicnn Kmilsoti Rill later today. U.S.-llaly Sign Friendship Pact Treaty Includes Clause Dealing With Atomic Energy WASHINGTON. Fcb 'I. <UP)_ Tim United states nnd' Hilly today •signed an atomic-line treaty of friendship, commerce and navl(ja- lon which Iravi-s each country free o take an v action 11 wishes in the lorn of atomic energy. It was the first lime in dlulo- nallc history Unit ,,, c |, „ lrmly contained a section on atomic en- The Ircaly W as signed In Romo Jy U- S. Ambassador James C. Dunn nnd llallan Foreign Mlnls- Ici 1 Count Carlo Sforza. In general, Hit- treaty Is based on the principles of mutuality and reciprocity, n covers downs of fields of activity between tho two countries In which both promise non-dlsc'ilmlnnllon and "most favored nntlon" treatment to the other. But such principles do not apply to lllB atomic Held. This treaty contains provisions which allow either parly lo adopt and enforce nny measure It wishes "relating to llsslonnbl,. materials, lo material, which are the source of fissionable malerlals, or lo radioactive materials which are by-products of fls- tionablo materials." Prew» Frrcrtotim fttresnrA Tt provides similar freedom for measures relating to the production of and traffic In arms, ammunition and Implements of war. and measures necewmry for the maintenance of International peace and security. The L new treaty Includes a comprehensive section in which both countries plcdgo adherence lo the principles ol freedom of the press and free Interchange of Information. Bolh countries grant the nationals, corporations and association* of each other complete rights TJie M-y«ar-old former chalrm.n of tin lax-wrlllnj House W»y« »nd Means Committee lold the nous* hal "there U room for • moderate, •iafe, ,iane tax reduction law" but Hint the GOP proposal wa* "too much" and "too soon." Uougliton, whose opinions on fiscal inntlers are highly respected by both Republicans and Democrats, xpoko as the House began Its last (.wo hours of debnte oa tilt GOP bill. Tlie bill will be sent to the S«n- nte where Republican leaders hav» Inillcaleil they will bring It mor« Into llnu with the thinking of Douulilon nnd some other Demo- criils. Ilcpubllcans know they have substantial Democratic sup- poil to override an anticipated presidential veto. ncpubllcaiu thought Ihey woulcj set close to a two-thirds vote In th« House lor their bill. Democratic leaders conceded that they would loso some votes. This li the third try Con[TeM hai taken lit Ux reduction Iff- Mat Ion. President Truman sue- ccssfiilly veined two bills lasl year, fcn, rcto belnx iiuUlned by th* llintM and Ilic otlitr by Ihe Stn- aln. Ill this election year, however, OuiiKrcu li In a mood to pass a tax reduction bill, with or without the snpiwrl of President Truman, provided the conflicting views can be harmonized. Doughlon laid lhat "frantneM Impels me to slate that I be!lev* Ihe lime lias arrived when we can, and should, lighten the heavy burden ol federal luxes." But, he added, "no tax bill Is ' preferable, in my opinion, to an unsound bill." He laid lie believed the GOP bill could be scaled down to $1,000,000.000 or M,500,000,000, ai Senate leaders have Indicated they may do. In nils case, he said, a veto might be overrlden by a two- thirdi vote of .both Houses. Democrat* Hay* fiutnlltuU Th« Democratic substitute, to o/fcred when Ihe general deb u has been concluded, follows the paf tern ot Ihe GOP bill In some respects. But it would make up most of I lie »4,00.000,000 loss through ft LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y.. Feb. 2 (UP)—The United Millions Pnlcs- tlno Coonnlsslon prepared to make public Its pessimistic first rcnor on the UN's partition plan today amid growhiR fears thill Clreat Britain's policy woidd block Ihe ptOKram. Commission members have iiyn-ed to tell the UN Security Council. In a reporl -slated for publication late today or tonight, thai the situation In Palestine will "verge on cliaos" by the time J3rlla1n |y\ills out and the UN assumes responsibility ror the territory. The report refer*- also to the "necessity" for a UN force to back up the commission In the light of the Arabs' fight ugahiKl the nlati. A full report ol the commission's views on the problem of security after Britain leaves will be given Lo the security council separately. lo ciiKiiKc Ill writing, reporting and galhcrhiB of Inronnatloii for dissemination to the public as well a.H Irecdom of transmission of nil such materials. This Is Die first comprehensive commercial treaty concluded by the United Slates wllli any European try since I!KH. H is treaty of I Li type sinned since the end of the war. The United States signed a similar treaty with China last year. 'Hie new American-Italian Ireaty eplncr.i the one concluded with Italy In 1871 and terminated in 1037 by mutual agreement. Suspect is Arrested For Pool Hall Burglary THOMAS, Blylh'cvlllo Negro, Is being held In city jail today in connection with the burglary of an Ash Street poolroom owned by Dradley chltvood. Thomas was arrested yesterday. Police said tli c thief took between $60 and $10 when he broke Into the poolroom last month. A preliminary hearing date has not l>cen set. Mrs. E. A. MoHctt Dies In Her Home in Luxora Final rites for Mrs. Elizabeth Stanford MofTctt of Luxora, who died at her home Saturday night, were conducted by the Rev. A. B. Hill this afternoon at the A. E. Bcasley home In Lexington, Tcnn She was 82, Burial was in Lexington, where Mrs. Molfett wns txjrn. Slie had resided in Luxora for the past 34 years. Mrs. Moffett and her husband. E. A. Moffett, a retired cattleman, had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary three months ago. She had been ill since suffering a stroke cipht months ago. Mrs. Moffctt was a member of the First Baptist Church in Luxoru. She Is survived by her husband; a daughter, Miss Margaret Moffett of Luxora; three brothers, John Sianford of TuLsa, Okla., Cade Stanford ol Lexington and George Stanford of Lexington; and a sister, Mn. Ruby Beultf oj Lexington. Abducted Mexican Heiress Is Free After Spending Ten Weeks in Caves TIJUANA. Mcx., Feb. 2. .U.P.I— Maria Jesus Volanda Kseobar, , pretty Mexican heiress, was back with her mother today after escaping Irom the five men she said held her love captive In the mountains of Lower Caliiornia for two and one-half months. During that time, the pretty heiress said she was forced (o marry Naairio Moran, Jr.. 21. and lived with him In caves to elude an army detachment sent to her rescue. Young Moran attacked her several timed during her capitivity, shn said. The girl, daughter of Senora Con-*. ----- ... suelo Capaccta, R wealthy land- , paternal grandmothers, promising owner, said she was kidnaped by ] llcr '00 pesos a month If she would five men last Nov. 11 while sitting ] approve the ceremony. in a Mazallan Ice cream parlor | Lasl Saturday, she said they with three girl friends. ^ IhoiiKht the furor over her She said the men forced her into j pearancc had died down enough ' a car and took her into the hills behind Mazatlan. They moved from cave to cave to elude searchers and lived on beans and tortilla* which the men stole, she said. The men, all armed with automatics, never left her alone, she said. She said young Nazario Moran, cue of his four brothers and three oilier men took part in the abduction. to bring her Inlo court in Mazallan and have her husband declared her legal guardian. Thai would have given him control of her 1.000.000- pcso forlunc In anything happened to her mother. She said they threatened to her If she said anything about the abduction In court, but she blurted Ihe story and the judge turned After a fi-w weeks in the inoiml-j her over lo her mother, itins, the girl said young Motan's No charges luivc been placet! 73-year-old father came lo the cave against her husband she where they were hiding wllli an attorney. Then they took her before a civil judRC and forced her to marry yinng Moran. Aller lhat Ihry cannot her testify against him. But opened negotiation* with tin girl t :b*en annulled. authorities said they planned to file criminal Action against young Moran as soon «s her marriRRe has Automobile Dealer Wins Judgment from Customer Involving Resale of Car KNOXVILLE. Tcnn., Feb. 2.— (UP)—Chancellor S. B. I lodges today upheld a contract requiring a man to pay a crvr dealer $500 damages because tic re-sold his car within six months from the lime he bought it. H was believed to be the first case In the state In which such a contract has been tested. The contract here wns between C, 13. Adams find Park Motors. Inc. Adams snld hi; did not read the paper when lie signed It, however the chancellor held the dealer could collect the damages regardless. Adams had sold the new car to a used car dealer days after paying the Park Motor Co.. tlMO for It. Final Rites Conducted For Inventor of Airplane DAYTON. O.. Feb 2. 'UPt —Orvilie Wright, 76, co-inventor of the airplane, wns buried today in brief and simple services Men hi hinh slalion in national affairs joined relatives and friends in Ihe services held In the First Baptist Church for the iiucntor, who first [lew an airplane in 1903 with his brother. Wilbur. A plraie loaded with notables from Washington, most or them representing the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics, arrived this morninp at Patterson Field. Wricht had been a member of the group for many years. New York Cotton Mar. . May . July . O.-i. . Dee. . open . 3403 . 3471 . 3411 . 3I4H . 3118 hivlh 3170 347B .1416 31 SB 3135 low S455 3462 3403 3145 J1L3 .1467 3472 3413 3155 3123 76 per cent excess profits t*K corporations. Truman Confers On Strategy With Advisers WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. (UP) — President Truman and top political advisers today discussed plans for what may develop Into R major speaking tour during the Spring and early Summer. "The whole Itinerary Is In the makiiiR at the pre-senl time," said Sen. Bcotl D. LllcM. D.. III., alter conferring with the President. Son. D. Howard McGrath, D., R. I.. IJcmocratlc national chairman, talked with the President lor more than an hour, going over more thnti a dozen siiccitlc speaking invitations now under consideration by the President. McGrath snld he could not say which dates xvould be accepted. Invitations have gone from a broad variety of organisations, spanning indiislry, labor, civic, racial and welfare groups. The OOP bill, sponsored by Rep. Harold KnulRin. H.. Minn., would Increase the present »500 per capita personal exemption to 4600, extend the community property principle of Income splitting to all states, and cut tax rates from 10 to 30 per cent. The combined et(he 'flrsl | feet ol provisions would b« by Italy , to cut Individual taxes from 10 to 100 per cent. It would be elfectlv* as of Jan. 1 this year. House Democratic Whip John W. McConnack of Massachuscts, assailed the GOP bill as a "political , move" based upon "unsound prlii- I clplcs of taxation." He said it would give the greatest amount of rellel "to Ihose who need It the least." He added that it threatens to> place the nation "In the red" despite current high levels of Income. Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy in the North. Cloudy in the South portion. Warmer tonight. Rain in tlic South portion late today aijd tonight. Tuesday, cloudy with rain, except rain or snow in extreme North portion. Colder in North and Central portions. Minimum this morning—17. Maximum yesterday 37. Sunset today—5:39, Sunrise tomorrow—7:06. Precipitation, 48 hours to 7 a.m. today—none, Total since Jan 1—5.19. Deficiency--0.24.' Mean temperature—(midway between high and low)—27. Normal mean for Feb. 43.4. This Date T.ast Year Minimum this morning—31, Precipitation, Jan. 1 to this date —3.13. deficiency—2.24. Rites to Be Held Here For Mrs. Tera F. Turner Mrs. Ter» r. Turner 43, died At the home of her daughter, Mrs. Louis Smotherman In Truman, Ark., yesterday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. She had been In 111 health for several years. Mrs. Turner was born In Dyera- burg, Tenn., and had lived In Blythe- vllle for a number of years befor* moving to Missouri several yean ago. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at a o'clock at Holt Funeral Chapel with th« Rev. O. M. Campbell, pastor of thi Trumann Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be In Elmwood Cemetery. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs, Smolhcrman; two sons, J. B, Finklca of Slkeston. and Bob Finklea of Trumann; rour sisters. Mrs. Fred Bean, Mrs. J. W. Gay ol Blythcville, and Mrs. B. P. Whit« and Mrs. Joe Hill of Memphis; two brothers, W. D Godwin of Bloomfield, Mo., and J. S. Godwin of niythevllle. Pallbearers will be, J. W| snd Fred Bean of Blythevtlle, B. F, White and Joe Hill of Memphis, and Johnny and Thomas Smother- rtian of Tnimann, Ark. Soybeans (Prices f. o. b. Chicago) Mar. Ma? open 400 ttt high low 402 392 9M Ml 1:30 p.m. 3D3 MIA James O. Smith Dies At Home Hear Gosnell James Oliver Smith, 71, died last night, in his homt near Oosueil following an HlneM of several months. Born In Bailey, Miss., Mr. Smith moved here in 1918, where he waa engaged In farming. He Is survived by hd wife, Mr*. Annie Lee Smith, lhre« sons, Walter E. Smith of Memphis; Willi* J»y Smith, of Beaver Dam, Ky., and Herbert O. Smith, stationed with the Army In Germany; on* -sister, Mrs. Matlle Pace, »nd on* brother, George W. Smith, both of BAiley, Miss. Funeral arrangement* cr* in* complete but burial will b* in B«l- ley. Mis*. Cot* Funeral Horn* ta in

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