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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOHTHKAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTUKABT MISSOURI VOL. XLIV—NO. 264 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily New« Mississippi Vallev Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHKVILUC, AKKANSAS, TUKS1MY, FKBRUAUY 3, 1018 TUN PACKS SINGLE COPIES FIVi CENTS 300 Extremists Questioned in Slaying of Gandhi Chief of Organizers a Among Hindus Held; Drastic Steps Token NEW DELHI, Feb. 3. (O.P.)- Dispatches from Nagpur said today that police had seized the chief organizer of a Hindu extremist group, linked with the killing of Mohandas K. Gandh after beating off the frenzied mob which tried to burn its offices there. The government announced tha it had rounded up more than 300 Hindu extremists in its drive to break up groups believed Involved In the assassination of Gandhi. The prize catch on the fourtl straight day ol the campaig against Hindu Mahasabha and it striking arm, Rashtriya Seva Sangh, was reported from Nagpur capital of India's Central prov inces. Dispatches from Nagpur said th top organizer of the RSS, a sem military extremist youth group was taken there. The govcrnmoi yesterday banned all private po litical armies. Police raided the RSS headqua ters at Nagpur, beat off a mo which struggled resolutely to bur the place, and captured the orgai Izer named Golwalkar. In Delhi, police dispersed a pr cession heading for the assenib building for a demonstration support of demands for stern go eminent action against extremis Jai Prakash Naraln, leader Indian Socialists, blamed the go eminent lor failing to take ficient measures to protect, Gand •from fanatics. ^ Two Organization* Outlawed The police dragnet sweeping across the Central and United provinces caught up leaders and organizers of India's two main extremist organizers, the Hindu Mahasabha and the Rahstriya Sangh. Both organizations were outlawed yesterday by Premier Jawahar- lal Nehru on the heels of police reports that Gandhi was but the first target in an extremist plot to wipe out Indian leaders who followed the Gandhi code of nonviolence. Most of the arrests were made in the Central and United province towns ^of.- Nagpur. Cawnpore, Luck now andfeGorathpyr. PolMe announced Ihi pre»ideril, : of ••*United "-"*«—=•" »«-v.--ivi.- Punishment Urged for Rent Overcharges WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. (UP) Housing Expediter Tighc E. Woods today asked Congress to extend the rent control law and give the gov- nmcnl power to punish landlords 10 overcharge. The present law expires at the of this month. Woods wants i oiUinucd until March 31, 1&30. He ade his recommendations to th ouse Banking and Currency Com littee. A Senate Banking Subcommittee s considering extension of the law ith a provision to allow unhmit d boosts in certain tenant-land ord lease arrangements. He rgcd consideration of steps for th ccontrol of apartments renting fo 225-a-month or more. Woods told the House commute hat the present critical housin shortage makes it necesary to coi inue controls for two more yent He a Iso rec oin n icu ded pu tt it back under control the rental units on which tenants agreed to 15 per cent increases last Fall in exchange :or leases running to the end of :hls year. "Evictions go to the very heart of rent control," he said. "The mere threat of an eviction ofteti constitutes an additional pressure upon the tenant which forces him to pay an Increased rental with or without the benefit of a written lea.se." Overcharges '^reported For tiiis reasor ; added, many over-ceiling viol; -s go unicport- ed. He sai<; .- <> show that of the rent <ci A Boston between June, ia ' Sept. 15 of last year, H per ce ^ were illegal. Under the no-limit rental lease plan under consideration in thc Senate. landlords and tenants would-not be restricted as to tlie amount ol rent to be paid, provided the lease would run for a "reasonable" length of time. What constitutes such a period, however, still linve to be determined. House Banking Committee Chairman Jesse P. Wolcott, R., Mich who generally reflects the attitude of the House Republican leadership on economic controls, indicated that the maximum extension of rent controls that will be allowed will be 14 months. Unless there is a radical change in. sentiment among the House Republican leadership, chances are thai the rent measure will mark the beginning and end of congressional fiction on anti-inflation legislation at this session..-, Looking Down on Main Street Fire Damage Courier News Thnio This picture showing the damage cruscd by Saturday's Main Street flre was made from atop the post office building across the alley from the two stores bearing the brunt of thc blaze which caused dinnnge estimated at 5100,000. Thc'most of the loss was suffered by Western Auto Associate Store, 314 West Main, and the Family Shoe Store. 312 Main Street. Smoke and water caused some loss to merchanl-s In adjacent structures. Fire walls helped to keep the fire from spreading as It had gained headway before discovery. at Gorakhpur and brought Delhi for investigation in connection with the assassination. Among thofe arrested were a number found distributing sweet-; —the traditional Indian method ^.[ expressing rejoicing—after re- Reiving the news of Gandhi's death. May Re-Name New Delhi However, in New Delhi, a strong police guard was placed about the home of Dr. Syama Prasad Mook- erjee, minister of industries and supplies and former president of the Mahasabha. Moorkerjee's home was attacked by anti-extremibts yesterday. The leftist - controlled Hotel Workers Union also joined, in the drive against extremists, adopting a resolution to refuse to serve food fco any known sy m path izers of either organization. The followers mean wh i 1 e announced tnat Gandhi's ashes gathered from the funeral pyre outside New Delhi ye&terday, wil be committed to the holy waters of the Ganges River at Allahabad In the United Provinces on Feb Allahabad is near the junctioi of the Gajiges and the Jumna second most holy river i u India on whose banks the body Gandhi was cremated. As these preparations moved ahead there was a movemen launched to change the name New Delhi to Gandhinagar (Gan f ii City). Tlie change was cted to be proposed to the Na tional Assembly in a few days. Two U.S. Bomber Are Confiscated By Nicaraguans WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. (UP) The Nicaragunn ambassador an nounced today that his govcrnmen h as con f i scat ed two su rpl us U. S B-24 bombers^whtch landed recent ly at Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua. Thc FBI and the State Depart meat had been alerted to report that two such bombers were IIowi out of this country illegally for an attempt to bomb Caraca.s, capita ol Venezuela. The Nicaraguan amba.ssador Guirtenno Sevilla Sacasa. said crew of the two planes seized at Pure! Cabeziis were interned. New York Cotton Sfay July Oct. Dec. open . 3470 . 3474 . 3412 . 3156 . 3122 high 3*12 3476 3415 3161 3131 low 3457 34S2 3403 3155 3122 1 p.m 345 346 340 315 3I2i Soybeans Mar. May (f. o. b. Chicago) open high low 389 .... 391) 390 386a .... JS6 tM 330k 1:3 386 3SOa Jaycees Plans for observance here oJ Americanism Week" Feb. 12-22 are ng 'made by a Junior Chamber Commerce committee, it was an- ounced last night at a Jaycee ilng in the organization's club oo ms. Americanism Week" will be ob- ervcd here by programs presentee Blytheville schools and at aycee supper-meeting Feb. 16 anc other means, Harold Anderson hairman of the Jaycee American sm Committee, announced. It was also announced last nigh tiat proceeds from a dance to l> eld Friday night at the Arniory b; tie Jayceettes, the Jaycee auxiliary ill go to the club's playground ant lubhouse building fund. Three new members were inductd ast night. They v/cre Bon Dobsoi ;imer R. Smith and Cecil Metcal if Dell. The club voted to participate i a "Stunt Night" to be staged b he Jayceettes March 26. $2,475 Needed In Polio Drive Chest Contribution Brings N. Missco Total to $4,455 Contributions to date in thc arch of Dimes infantile paralysis nd drive total $4,455.01, Arthur (Todd) Harrison, campaipn chair- all for North Mississippi County nounced today. This total includes the amount ex- ected from the Community Chest location to the polio drive and aves $2.475 to be obtained to reach te North Mississippi County goal 1 ?6.930. Collections made at the Mox 'healer totaled £64.10 and funds ollectcd at the Savoy Theater iiounted to' $21.0], Mr. Harrison eported. Fails "at last night's wrestling | latch contributed $34.50. Other contributions to date follow Mr. Norman Bunch. SI. ; Douglas t Douglas, Attorneys, $2. ; Mrs. Bo;i- ie W. Adkins, $5. ; Mrs. F. A. Rogrs, $2.50; F. A. Rogers, 55.: Claude i. Lancaster, $1. ; Mrs. Fred Sicilian, $2.; E. L. Crougli $2.: Joe Elins, $1. ; Shelley McCook SI. ; Mrs. anlil Eskridge, Cambro, Wis., and 'homas C. Eskridge, San Anlonia, 'cxas, $1.: Delbert Hooker, $2.: Irs, Ralph Bcrryrnan, $1. : Harold Due To Check Fire Loss on Main Soviets' Charges Causing Tension Between lire damage and alteV itions. Mam street business lagged ;oday with six firms ellher closed, turned out, or operating on a restricted basis. Latest to close was Applebaum'B ladies ready-to-wear store at Railroad and Main. H closed for thc day shortly after an oil heater Ilar- ed up early this morning and caused smoke damage of an undetermined extent to merchandise. Mrs. Eunice Young, manager, said a porter opened the door to the heating unit, this morning and the heater flared up, sending out quan- itiej of smoke. No estimate of damage was available as the owner, Kendall Berry, was out of town today- Cleaning up operations were underway in the gutted remains of the Family Shoe Store, 312 West Main, following the blaze early Saturday morning Uiat also raz.cd the roof and interior of the adjoining Western Auto Associate Store and causing combined damages of an estimated $100,000. The auto supply firm remained closed behind a boarded-up front today, awaiting a fire-insurance adjuster who was exacted to arrive today. ' Bolh W. A. Atflick, owner of the Iran's War Council Meets in Tehran; Outposts Guarded TEHRAN, Iran. Feb. 3. UJP> — The Iranian Supreme War Conn cil met In special session today amid mounting tension over Rus sla's charges Unit American actl vlty In Iran was threatening So vlet frontiers. Premier Ibrahim Hakhnl sale that a reply to the Soviet note wa under preparation and would be completed tomorrow. Gen, All Razmarn, chief ot th general slaff, said he"was In con lion with th License Sales Heavy Before Tag Deadline A total of 5.000 1948 license platt for pa.ssenger cars, trucks and trai ers were sold to North MUsisslpi County motorists by midnight Sa urrlay, the deadline for unpcnallze license purchases, the State Re cnue Department office here an noimccd today. Numerous sales were made yestc day to delinquent buyers as the fir penalties—S3—wcr.t Into effect. Ti penalty increases with each Io days delinquency until it reaches the cost of the license issued. The Revenue Department office tn Osceola iiad no figures on hand today to show how many tags had been sold there by the Saturday deadline. The volume of delinquent license sales was too great to permit taking time to total daily reports of sales, that office reported. Weather Arkansas forecast: Cloudy with rain and rising temperatures tonight and Wednesday. Minimum this morning—29. Maximum yesterday—44. Sunset today—5:40. Sunrise tomorrow—7:05. Precipitation, 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—5.19 inches. Deficiency since Jan. 1 — 0.24 inches. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—36.5. Normal mean for Feb.—43.4. This Date Last Year Minimum this morning—31. Precipitation, Jan. 1 to this date —3.19. Smith, $1; Hosp's. Iron and Metal 1 . $2. ; j owner of the building housing th' First National Bank. 521. ; Sam | s i, oe store, said Saturday that they H. Williams S5. ; Jack C. Owen S3. ; Virgil Shaneyfe.lt. 51.; LaVoime •ortlock, 51. ; Mrs. Ruth Phillips, I.; Viola Bennett SI. ; Melha Cress. 51.; Annie Lois Dabbs $l.;Maxine Thomas, $1.: George Spaeth, $1.; Mrs. Viola Byrd, SI. ; Ted Walil. $1.: Mrs. J. D. Hart, SI.. Ben Franklin Stores, ST.50; S. W. Freiman, 55. ; Lula Brock, .25c; Mary I,ce Woodard, SI. ; Bonnie Yates, .25c; Vera Richardson, SI. Roscoe C. Whitney. SI.; Dr. L. H. Moore, S2.; Ray Hayncs, SI.; Bruce 3ulp, SI.; J. D. Young. $5.; G. W.! Johnson, 51. ; Jessie Srite. $1.; Har•y Morris, S2. ; Jane Lane, Manila, SI.; Sam C. Finchcr, Manila, SI.; Newsom Brothers, Leachville, S10. • Mrs. Gene McGuire. $2.; Ben White and Sons. Sfj. ; Ward Investment Co., by L. L. Ward Jr. S23. Sam Ftorman, S3. ; F. A. Alexander, $2.; Emma M. Nolen, $2.; Willie C. Ling, S5. ; Byron Noll. S5.; Earl H. Wildy, $10.; John Mayes, SI.: Mrs. Clara A. MetcaK, SI.; T. W. Jeffries. 55.; Lucille Bagger., S3. F. A. Rogers, $10. ; E. S. Rogers, S2. : L, Fowler, SI. ; Contonia C. Walker. S5.; C. M. Smart. S3.; P. E. Coolcy, 55. ; Clarence Hood, S2. R. T. White. Manila, Ark., S5.; Clyde Robinson, $2.50; W. N. Orr, S2. Bill Bidille, Leachville. Ark., S2. 61 Implement Co., $12.; Bob Smith and Carl Wallace, 310. ; Bill Shanks, dn military preparations Iran, said the Russian charges we false. Political circles speculated that Russia tnlght Invoke a 1921 treaty with Iran and send troops across the border as a result of the Soviet note. Under Article Six of th c Mutual Aid Treaty, Russia reserved thc right to send In troops "should » third power make an effort towards auu supply linn, and B. A. Lynch, [ nrlne( | Intervention in Persia (Iran) or use Persian territory as a base for u military nttack against Rns- the will re-build as soon as possible. R. D. Hughes and Co. clothing store also remained closed today, reported also to be awaiting an adjuster. Miss Whitsitt's Shop also was closed while an new rug was being laid, a sign on the aoor said. Russell Campbell, owner, said Saturday that there was no apparent .smoke damage from thc fire. A. O. Hudson's clothing firm nnd clcanini; establishment. 320 West Main, was open today to handle dry cleaning business but was making no sales of clothing. Mr. Hudson said he also was wailuig for an insurance adjuster to inspect damage to hi.s merchandise resulting from Saturday's \ o'clock blaze. Many items of clothing were | Bethel SI.; Rudolph Lambert, SI. Lancy Opposes Truman Policy On Race Issues LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 3.— (UPl-Seething with Indignation Gov. Ben Laney todav predicted that the South will take "extreme steps" to defeat President Truman's proposed legislation against lynching and against discrimination in voting or employment on grouds of race, creed or color. Lancy, an outspoken champion sia or other allies, and should Persian government, after receiving notice from Russia, be unable to check the menace." The Soviet protest complaining about American military activity near Russia's Southern border was delivered to Iran last Saturday. Soviet relations have grown worse steadily since the Iranian parliament rejected an agreement to grant Russia oil rights in Iran. Smith Rites Tomorrow Funeral services for James Oliver Smith, who died Sunday night in his home near Gosnell. will be conducted totnorrow afternoon at 2 in Bailey. Miss., at the Church there. Burial will Marshall Again Jpposes Any Cut n European Aid Secretary of Star* Send* New Appeal To Senate Group WASHINGTON. Feb. 3 (Ul'l — Secretary of Slalo George C. Marshall told Congress again today that any cut In Ihe $0,000,000,000 down payment on Ihe Kuropi-an recovery program will "Jeopardize the success of the program." He did so in n memorandum io thc Senate Foreign Relations Committee It was Hie third lime Marshal has cautioned against a cut. HI. latest win-Hint; apparently was iilmc at Republican "revisionists" who contemplate .slashing «,300,000,0()0 from the ummuil asked by thc ad ministration for Hie flrsl 15 month of thc four-year program. Marshall submitted to the com mittee additional cost data In ai ulorl to disprove chaws by Sen. Stylos ISrldges. It., N. 11., thivt Ihe Marshall plnn spending program was a 'phoney." He Informed the committee that of the $(i.800,000.000 requested to carry the program through June 30, 1049, actual shipments of $0,1100,000,000 would be sent to Western urope. Marshall revraled that about 1500,000,000 111 relief mid recovery d will be "In the pipeline" by April thc date the administration hopc.s begin Marshall plan operations, 'liese enrly shipments, It was cx- nlned, wilt Lie financed from sotir- cs other than ERP funds. Marshall pointed out that Jli.OOO.- 000.000 of the $6,1100,000,000 will be sed for actual shipments during :ie first 15 months of recovery operations. The remaining $800,000.- KK) Is needed to cover obligations lade prior to June 30. 1048, for shipments that will not be made mill a later date. Marshall's latest plea to Congress came as CIO President Philip Murray told the Senate committee that sharp cuts In Marshall plan funds would be 'well-nigh criminal." Murray also cautioned against using the recovery program an a pu- lltlcal weapon In Europe, lie urged, Instead, that this country hold out the prospect of aid to any nation willing to Jotp in the real efforts to help Itself. Marshall defended the $1100,000,000 In proposed carryover funds as ft "minimum essential" to avoid an interruption In the flow ot suppl'-s. The new pleas was a contimn.Linn of administration efforts to drive t! 'j vast new foreign program through Congress without a cut. despite the announced aim of some Republicans to trim foreign upending this year. Marshall also disclosed that i $2.300,000,000 of the down payment would be spent to buy goods throuyll normal trade channels outside the United States. In addition, U. 8 government agencies would buy $1,000,000,000 elt.icr In tlie U. S. or in other countries for shipment to Europe. Tlie balance- -$2,1IQI),0<>0,QOO would be used for purchases through normal private trade channels In thc U. S. Murray enthusiastically endorsed <ERP) In a statement presented '.o the senate foreign relations committee by James n. Carey, O1O secretary-treasurer. The labor leader called for np- provr.1 of the fuel $5,800,000,000 down-payment ashed by President Truman and Secretary of State George C. Marshall. The $1,800,000.000 reduction recommended by some GOP leaders he said, would "change thc whole aspect of the program." "We could no longer consider It a recovery program," Murray said, 'It would be merely a relief program and nothing more." 1947 Income Toxei Out Regardless of What Happen* to Knutson Bill WASHINGTON. Feb. 1 (UP) — The Internal Revenue Bureau r«- niltidcd taxpayers today that regardless of any change Congress may make In the federal Income tax, th« new reduction* will not affecl the final 1047 taxes which arc due by March 15. The tax bill taxpayers pay on March 15 covers Insi year's income Any lax cuts congress might enact vould upply to 1049. 11 l« not. yet clear how the pro losed tax changes might affect hose who arc required to file de- •larallons of estimated 1048 taxes Blinding Lights Earned in First 48 Auto Fatality Jointr Woman Diet Following Accident West of Osceola I'liese due by March 15 inder present law. Congress may— but' has not yet—changed the dule for tiling estimates. House Sends Tax Slash to Senate Paring is Predicted To Get Votes Needed To Override Truman discolored as a resuu of the lire. I follow In the Bethel cemetery. Pessimistic Cabinet Member Sees Limitations on Resources in U.S. By Maureen Got till n WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. lUP) — America is no longer a land of unlimited resources. Now there must be "full and wise" use of every ounce of remaining resources for military and economic security. Secretary of Interior J. A. Krug said today. In his department'^ annual report. Krug said the federal government must finance most of the big program required to conserve and develop natural resources. Tlie costs are "beyond the normal financial ability of private enterprise." he said. Stressing thc need for expanding fuel, mineral. [X>\ver and food base, Krug raid, "We have a long way to go" just to repair the damage of "past wanton exploitation." Oil Is the "gravest problem," be said. But there are also "sharp and dangerous deficiencies' in industrial minerals and an "increasingly short supply" of metallurgical coal for steel production. of segregation, said Mr. Truman's j Ul "°-" s electric P° wer out P" 1 . statement was a "direct thrust" 1 increased. industrial expansion I "will be seriously and irretrievably was at the South. "I am for using cverv method i bottienecked," Krug said. Rchabih- possible to prevent the imposition tation and Irrigation of agricultural of such legislation and such, think- » nrf grazing land is not keeping up ing on our people," the governor declared. The President yesterday outlined a 10-polnt program to correct what he called "flagrant" offenses against the American Ideal that all men are created equal. "I don't know exactly what we can do." Laney said, "but I'm rca- tiy to help even if It calls for extreme measure*,* with the rate of over-use, erosion and demands of an Increased population, he said. The country must stockpile and develop substitutes for war-depleted strategic and critical materials because in an emergency there will not be enough time, he said. It must also plan now for the needs of a ponu'aiion !'ist will rise to 147,000,000 In I860, 165,000,000 in 960 and perhaps 166.000,000 in 1890. There are "clear Indications" In .he western part of the country that 'population growth Is outstripping the development of opportunities or gainful employment," he said. On oil, Krug said the nation has no reserve capacity of "any significance." Furthermore, there has been a "sharp falling off" in thc average size of new fields. There must be not only increased discovery but also synthetic production, more imports, more secondary recovery and substitution of water power to run Industrial plants. Krug said the "easily-discovered mineral deposits are now being exploited or have been exhausted." There arc immense known deposits of medium and low-grade ores that can be substituted for critical and strategic minerals. But where industry can find no "early reward." the government must set up the pilot plants and develop processing methods, he said, In this connection, there is need lor "far more extensive research" In the preparation of low-grade coal lor industrial use, he said. The over-all energy output must be expanded "rapidly." While there U enough coal, oil shale and water resources to last "hundreds of years." there is need (or capital investment to tap these sources. Tne electric power situation will be "serious" for several more years because of the steel shortage and "curtailed" federal programs for dam construction, he said. But demand requires a 37 per cent increase over 19*6 capacity, by 1952, he Mid. Negro Enrolled At U. of A. for Graduate Study FAYETTEVILLE:, Ark., Feb. 3 — IUP.)— Silas Hunt, a 24-ycnr-old World War n veteran, was enrolled today as the first Negro student ever admitted to the University of Arkansas Law School. Dr. Robert A. I^flar, dcnn of the law school, said arrangements were being made Io provide separate classes nnd separate studying facilities for the Tcxarkana, Ark., Negro. After his discharge from 23 months of service as a combat Infantryman in the European theater of operations, Hunt attended A. M. and N., a Negro school at Pine Bluff. He was president of the student body and active in student affairs. Meanwhile, the University news- p:\[>er, thc Arkansas Traveler, circulated an extra edition on the campus today editorially endorsing the university's stand in admitting Negroes as graduate students. Dr. Lewis Webster Jones, president of the University, declined to make R statement on Hunt's acceptance. Hunt will begin elassRS later this week Hy Dayton (UiilU'il Press Sluff OrrrarMimlen WASHINGTON. Feb. 3. It Senate Republicans usslnncil tl House-approved $ti.500,000.000 li reduction bill to a deepfreeze lock loduy until they can flgiuv ho much srnllng down It needs to b come veto-proof. Some 15i'mocrals indicated t Republicans could cinch an Incon lax reduction this year If th would trim the- House bill dov, to about S-t.OOO.OOO.OOO. Republicans were highly cneoi aged by the* lop-sided 297-to-l vote by which thc house yesterday approved the OOP bill. That Li more than the two-thirds majority required to override a presidential veto. But despite the overwhelming House vole, am. Robert A. Tart, R., O., chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, said he still thought the amount ol tnx reduction would have to be sealed down to guarantee two-thirds sup- liort In the Senate. A vnto atlckR unless both houses override. Taft would not predict the ultimate amount of the tax reduction. Most Democratic senators favored two of the three main provisions In the House Republican bill—a $100 Increase! In personal excmp- tloixs and extension to married couples In all states of the community properly benefit allowing division of Income foi tjix. Tad Kayo ~ *~' ~ i Thc House biltfe vision calls tori 10 to 30 percent come tax rates. Taft said he believed the .compromising would have Io b e done here. Halving of the proposed reduction would bring the size of the lax cut down to the neighborhood of $4.000,000,000. Chairman Eugene D. Mllllkln. R., Colo., said his Senate Finance Committee would not take up the tax bill before the Joint legislative budget committee reports on Feb. 15. The Senate Republican leadership lias not reached any decision on when to take the tax rcilurllon )lll to the Senate floor. Taft doubted It would be until after the Senate acts on the European recovery program. Tills would mean that thc Senate showdown on taxes would be postponed until mid- March or later. Thc final house vole on the tax bill yesterday found 03 Democrat," voting for passage along with 234 Republicans. In thc "no" column were 118 Democrats, one Republican—Rep, II. Carl Anderson of Minnesota—and Rep. Vito Marcan- tonlo. Amerlcan-Laborlte of New York. House approval ot thc bill evoked from Senate Democratic whip Scott W Lucas a charge that Republicans were playing politics by making a gesture of "handing taxpayers about $7.000,000,000." OSCEOLA, Feb. 8.—Mr*. ,oltie D. Moore, 44, at oincr, died en route to a ilythoville hospital last night rom injuries suffered when he was .struck by a car said o hiwe been driven by L. R. iloldbrook of St. Louis an she walked along South tiy 61 one-i[uarter of a uilo west of here. According to Deputy Sheriff Cliff Cannon of Osceola, who investigated the accident, Mrs. Moore accompanied by G. E. i/xltetl, also of Joiner, was walking on the North side of the highway en rout* from Osceola to Joiner when ah» was struck. Mr. Lockett was nok njurcd. According to th« officers' report the Holdbroolc car, a 1941 Mercury sedan, was traveling West at * moderate rate of speed and tha^ shortly befor c the car reached th» couple It met. a truck traveling East Mr. Holdbrook stated that th» lights of the approaching truck blinded him .so that ho did not se» the couple until he had passed tin truck. BLamea IJfhls on Truck He stated that when he saw th» couple, Mi.s. Moore was walking on the edge of the highway with Mr. Lockctt walking on th. shoulder to her right. He said that h» swerved sharply to his left to try to avoid hitting the woman but that the right fender of the car struck her. The woman evidently was not a ware of the approaching car, he .said. , Mr. Holdbrook stated that th» Impact of the woman's body against the fender of his car broke tiw right headlight causing both light* to go out and that ha hailed a pinning motorist, a Mr. Adams of Joiner, who carried Mrs. Moore to the Sheridan Clinic here. Deputy Sheriff Cannon *t*twt hut Immediately upon arrival at the clinic, Dr. W. J. Sheddan, owner, summoned a Swift Funeral Home ambulance to take the Injured woman to a hospital in Blytheville but that ib« w«# *HKl up- , • stated, as the driver, evidently not knowing that ui tcct- dent had happened, did f not stop. Two passengers In 'tti* Bbldbrook- car, Mr. and Mr«. Henry Plljrlm or St. Louts, were uninjured, Mr. Cannon salrl, Mrs. Moore's deaths Is the first traffic fatality, for Mississippi County IhLi year. An Investigation cf the accident Is underway today to determine whether charges of Involuntary manslaughter will b» filed. '. i Mrs. Moore had lived In Joiner only about a month, moving there from Memphis. She is survived by one son of Joiner and one daughter of Memphis whose names had not been learned at noon today. Her body was taken to Memphis this morning to await luneral arrangements. New Cold Wave Due to Strike MidWest Areas By Ilnllcd Pre-ii Government weather forecasters issued a special cold wave warning to the MidWest today. Cold weather already covered most, of the Northeastern portion of the nation. In a special bulletin, thc Wcath er Bureau at Chicago said widespread snow would fall throughout the North Central states tonight followed by a sharp drop In temperatures tomorrow night. Thc new cold front will spread over Western Minnesota late tomorrow, the Weather Bureau said and will move Into the rest of Minnesota. Wisconsin and Iowa tomorrow ntglit. Rising temperatures today wil make t-he temperature drop seem even more severe, they said. Senate Group Balks at Bill To Rat/on Meat WASHINGTON, Feb. ». (UP) — Seriate Banking Subcommlttea oday voted 3 to 2 against the Planers meat rationing bill. The vote ended almost all chanc* or favorable congressional action n meat rationing In the near fu,ire Tlie vote came shortly after th« ubcommltlce heard Assistant Sec- etary of Agriculture Charles F. Brannan testify that the bill w«« Bettor than no program. Brnnnan, owcver, said the administration wanted • strong bill, with prlc« ontrol and rationing powers over 11 essential foods. Tlie defeated bill, by Sen. Ralph E. Flanders. R., Vt., would hav« uthorlzcd the government flo set ip machinery for meat rationing vlthout price control. Then th» 'resident could have ordered rn- lonlng to go Into effect, unlesi Congress stepped Into stop It. Barrel Bomb Explodes Wrecking Haifa Building JERUSALEM. Feb. 3. (UPI—A barrel bomb, believed planted by thc Jewish underground, exploded close to thc Arab National Society building in Haifa late today, rocking the ixirt and killing four Arnlis and wounding at least three move. Tlie attack was believed n be In retaliation for the action of Arabs who blew up th e Palestine Post plant, a Jewish-owned newspaper, Sunday Bight. New York Stocks Muck*: 2 |>.m A T i T Atner Tobacco Anaconda Copper . Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward . N Y Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel .\. Socony Vacuum .,. Studcbakcr Standard of N J .. Texas Corp Packard 151 166 133 334 558 3. 34. 1. 55 7. 52 . 13 7. 87 3. 10 1. 24 5 . 15 5. 18 T. 12 3 . 56 1 . 4 9 Mrs. Laura Stone Dies at Aqe of 98; Invalid 14 Years Mrs. Laura India Stone, 98, diert at her home yesterday at 2:30 p.m., at the Arkansas-Missouri Stateline, of a stroke. She had been an Invalid for the past 14 years and »•«• confined to » wheel chair. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock at the Holt Funeral Home Cliauel, with the Rev. E. C. Brown, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will bz in Number Eight Cemetery. Mrs. Stone and her husband, moved to the vicinity of the St,-f3- line In 1898 and had lived tlier* since. Mr. Stone preceeded her in death several years ago. ' She is survived by one son, W. H, Stone, with whom she made her home and three daughters, Mr* James Clart of Caruthersville, Mo, Mrs. Mary Lee of Warden, Mo., »nrl Mrs. Lizzie Lee ol Braggadocio, Mo.