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PAGE TWELVE BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) OOUBUBR NEWS Cold Winds Hit Much of Nation Temperatures Drop 40 Degrees in Some Fuel Short Areas O«l«-i*rength wind< hit Blytho- Ttn» !•** yesterday and continued to >weep across the state today but apparently Arkansas had missed the brunt of * cold wave which MUMd ridden temperature drops. Aa »he oold ware pushed across northern states to tha Atlantic Oout, dropping temperatures W degr*e* at many points, floods »pre«d over wide areas In Southern and Western stales. Blylheville'i minimum temperature thla morning was 29 degrees, a drop of 41 degrees from yesterday's maximum of 70. There was a trace of rain as the cold North wind hit Just before dark yesterday. The forecast for Arkansas for tomorrow it "partly cloudy with slowly rising t«mper»tures," The floods and cold in oilier «tate» wreaked hardship on tens of thousands. Many residents of Northern slatf.i lacked gas or oil to heat their homes or were laid off !fom their Jobs bo- cause of insufficient fuel to run Industrie*. Three State* Hit by Floods The floods forced many from their homes In Mississippi. Wyoming and Montana and caused considerable damage to farmlands in those states. Thirty-five mile an hour winds hustled the cold front acrow the country In less than 36 hours, It passed over Albany, N. Y., at midnight and began shoving temperature* downward at New York City shortly afterwards. At Buffalo, temperatures plummeted from 63 degrees at 2 p.m. yesterday to 26 degrees at midnight —a drop of 36 degrees in 10 hours. The mercury was expected to hit IS before daybreak. International Falls, Minn., suffering perhaps the worst fuel shortage In 1 the nation, was one of the two coldest cities in the country early today. It was 17 below rero there and at Pcmbina, N.D., thermometer readings were still falling In both towns. It was 20 below at Winnepcg. Man., Canada, and 10 below at Duluth. Minn. Fuel Shortage Hurts Householders and Industries increased their consumption of fuel oil and gas as the cold moved Eastward .and shortages ol the two fuels developed rapidly. The weather was expected to moderate over the MidWcst tomorrow and over the East Sunday. Crop experts said they did not ocpect the cold, which extended as far South a» Arkansas, to damage wheat in the Southwest. The wheat •was exposed to the wintry blasts when the protecting cover of snow melted away this week. Nearly 300 convicts helped national guardsmen and volunteers throw up sandbag barricades to protect the city of Greenwood. Miss., from the Yazoo River which s>as rising steadily. The city's 15,000 inhabitant;! waited calmly at the river rose to an unofficial reading of 36.6 feet. Engineers estimated the levees could hold beck a W-foot flood on the Yazoo. Faces'Deportation Chicago't Underground Comes Under Fire CHICAGO (UP)—Charges Uiat the city )ms lost tho.samts of dollars focused attention her* on 61 miles of freight tunnels underground in the heart of the city. I. L. Wise, consulting engineer for the Loop Co-o]>eralivo Assocla- lion, alleges tliat the comjuiny was granted a franchise to operate the system in 1032 but that Jt even may have abondoned some of the deeply hurled lubes. Much heavy freight and most of the stocks for the biggest, Loop stores reach their destination* through the system most Chlca- goans have never «een. Ferdinand Chrlslnfcr. Smith, right, an avowed Communist, has been arrested in New York to face de|»rtalion proceedings in a Government crackdown on alleged alien Communists. At left Is Henry Wallace, who with Smith, was arriving at n New York Rally to siip|>ort Leo Isaacson who was running in a social election to fill a vacant congressional scat. He won (he office Tuesday. (NEA Telephoto.) 48 Observers See Electrical Display Here A van-mounted power distribution system (hat demonstrated the functions of an actual power line, even to the point of hurling artificial lightning bolts at it, was displayed In Blythevlllc last night, by engineers of (he Electric Corporation Intercollegiate Cage Seal on Hears an End By IJnlled Press Intercollegiate basketball in Ark-i ansas moves into the final stretch-! es of the season this weekend with four games carded for tonight and four tomorrow night Magnolia A. and M. will be out to break the winning streak of the conference champion state Teachers team of Conway. while College of the Ozarks will play Arkansas College at Batesvllle Magnolia will be host to the teachers, in other games tonight. Little Rock Junior College will play at Monticello A r.:;d ;,: and Henderson will tangle with 'oua chita. Tomorrow's schedule finds college of the Ozarks at Arkansas College In Batesville in the second of the two-game series- Ouachita at Russcllville Tech; Momlcdlo playing Morgan Insurance ol Little Rock and Hendrix at Henderson. Wcstinghouse to 48 observers at the Blytheville Itfotor Company. The Blytheville demonstration, which was conducted by Wcsting- housc iMiumccrs Wallace Mnchcs. ney and Thomas HollhiBsworlli of Pittsburgh, pa., was arranged by George D. Pollock Jr., chief engineer for the Arkansas-Missouri Power Company and H. C. Knnp- pcuberger. manager of the Mississippi County Electric Co-Opera- tivc. All (he electrical apparatus need,ed to operate and protect a power line serving a 35-mile radius was Included In the mobile power plant Each phase of the demonstration was push-button corrlrolled from a smnll desk n few feet away from the molor van. To lend further reality to the demonstration. automatically - operated tree branches were used to cause power line troubles. Observers saw how the latest type of fuses, line re-closers and arresters BO into action to prevent damage to electrical equipment and to pre vent interruption of electric service. On one side of (he motor van cutaway sections of the various types of equipment were- mounted to show internal construction. Also exhibited was a wide assortment of street lighting units, various ; types of meters and other cleclri- cal distribution npprntns. The portable power line was jnilt by Wcstinghousi! to carry '.l\F story of modern electrical distribution equipment to electric companies and rural electrification organizations. Personnel from neighboring electric companies were invited to witness the demonstration and Wcslingliouse representatives from Earthquake Reported In Los Angeles Area LOS ANGELES. Fell. 20. <U.P.) —A brief earthquake as sharp as an explosion rocked the Los An- HOles area last night. The shock at 8:22 p. m. was accompanied by H deep earth rumbling that frightened some theater crowds and brought hundreds of telephone calls to police and news r papers. t It apparently was strongest in downtown Los Angeles, the Eastside and cities to the east and not rcportd southeast. Country Pastor Dies MIDDLETOWN, Conn., Peb 20 (UP)—The Rev. Qeorge B. Gilbert 70, who gnlncci national attention In 1340 with Ills autobiography, "40 Years a Country Preacher," died today. He wixs pastor of EmanucI Episcopal church In Kllllngworth DEMOCRATS (Continued from Page 1) show up lor cither of the two big Washington dinners at both of which Mr. Truman spoke last night Directly beneath him at the .Nfay- llowrr Hotel was a vacant table which had l>een reserved for Mrs. Olin ID. Johnston, wife of the sen-' :Uor from South Carolina, and her guests. Confronted with such physical evidence of protest. Mr. Truman avoided the racial issue hut fired both barrels al the Republicans. Ills speeches were regarded as the opening guns of his presidential election campaign. "It Ls up to the Democratic Party to soo that the country goes In the right direction," Mr. Truman said to diners at the Statler Hotel "in order to get world peace. There Isn't n man in the United States who doesn't want mi honorable peace. In order to get that peace we must make'the untied Nations work. We must not hamstring it | and cut its throat. 1 honestly can't trust these reactionaries. "Conditions are too grave in the world at the present time to put an isolationist In the White Ilpuse. Conditions arc too grave in the 000 for th» election w»r ehtwt Mr Truman dined at th» Hotel SUtlW and proceeded to the Mayflower Hotel to deliver th« apeech which was broadcast. With the liberalism ol Jefferson and the democracy of Jnckson u his text, the President delivered an address largely historical but designed to show that the Demo- crntic Party always had been the parly of progressive liberalism In the united States. He assailed Republicans »« the philosophical and political hein of Alexander Hamilton and aj advocate* of "conservatism, the party rule by and for the privileged few " The great problems with which Jefferson and Jackson contender! are still with u. In general form, Mr. Truman continued, "One of these great national problems," he said, "has been the undue Influence of concentrated wealth. A second problem, Impor- PRJDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 194.; *aflt ta /uluon'i tUj tni to oun, U th» proper UM of th* jutlon'i rwourcts for tin benefit of all. "There arc vast acreages throughout the nation that could be made productive and fit for settlement by means of reclamation, conservation and Irrigation The struggle for new opportunities' for the ordinary citizen hag thu* shifted to the building of dams, the generation of power, the irrigation of desert*, the control of flood waters, and the prevention of erosion. WuiU Protection for All "The Democratic Party believe* today, as It always has believed, that vigilance and action are needed not only to/protect the people from concentration* of wealth and power, but to keep concentrated wealth and.power from destroying Itself and the nation with it. II Is easy to see why the Democratic Party knows that concentrated wealth and power must be held in It was along the coast. No serious damage was reported Merchandise was shaken from j world to put a Congress in cimtrol store shelves and dishes were! of the purse strings of tills coun- brokcn in some areas. The onlyj tiy—n Congress which does not casualty rejMrlcd was Mrs. Norn and cares not to understand what Canada, OS. whose ankle was brok. the facts are." en when a stampeding downtown S300.000 Raised theater crowd swept her off her' Although marred by Southeri. feet. | protest movements, last night's — > Democratic show was a big one Rock. Memphis and St.- which filled two Washington ban- were present. \ tiuet rooms and raised about S300,- These Are Real Buys: Ponriac Streamline "8" 4 Door—Low Mileage Pontiac "8" Sedanette Olds "6" Sedanette 1947 1941 1942 1946 DeSoto — Low Mileage 1946 Chevrolet Fleetline Smith Ponliac Co. 126 South Lilly St. Phone 4371 eh**. "Government run for the benefit of th« few will Inevitably dwtroy all. Government run for the good of all will benefit all." g The President re-stated the 10- year plan advanced In his annual message to Congrass last month urging that he can Increase agricultural production by 10 per cent and lift the standard of living by 27 per cent, He called again for a 15-cent minimum wage. "I know It can be done," he said, "and we of the forward look- Ing faith must dedicate ourselve* <o the proposition that M wllli done." Mr. Truman recalled the un l ployment, bankruptcy and stag | tion oj the Hoover depression cited how farm, corporation business Income had svtf'l through the Roosevelt adininlsv'l tlon and later years to the ur.'i ampled peaks of 1947. I.I "The 10 year program is founl on our faith in the ability of American people to plan their ture boldly and to move forw-j steadfastly toward their goals," said. tit , M STEAK [E CHICKEN DINNERS Always Known For Good Food WE STRIVE TO MAKE IT EVEN BETTER! \ Featured This Sunday: . / Southern Style : FRIED CHICKEN WITH ALL THE TRtMMINS Plenty Of Parking Space In the Rear! LENTEN DISHES A SPECIALTY ... PLENTY OF FRESH SEAFOODS! DELTA CAFE "Known For Good Food". South Division Street Phone 3685 Little Louls Taylor to Announce 3rd Party Intentions WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UP)— A spokesman for Sen. Glen H Tav- lor, D., Idaho, said today that Taylor will announce Monday whether •he will run for vlce-presirtem on H w 1 Wlth Henry A ' Wallace. He will disclose his Intentions In a nationwide radio broadcast at 5:15 p.m. CST. ANNOUNCING BUCHANAN CHEVROLET CO. "Parts Dept. Party" FOR • Dealers • Parts Men • Mechanics At The Osceola Community House March 2, I!) IS 6M5 P. M. Free Fish Fry Colie Stoltz Orchestra Attendance Prizes! 731 Prisoners Executed In the U.S. During 1946 WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UP) — ?hl e . C ?, 1 J SUs , Burea " reported lodav wist 1S1 prisoners were executed chided - S ' •'" ' 946 ' The ' o! ' al '"" ollnA* v 1tra \ es p Geor S la . North car- »lsslppl—accounted tor" 427 N 'ner cent of the executions. ' Senate Group Approves Distillers' Grain Ration WASHINGTON. Feb. 30. <UP1 — The Senate Banking Committee today approved a bill to revive government authority to allocate train to distillers until Oct. 31 The committee approve*! the measure without changes, less than 24 hours after n subcommittee had approved It unanimously. The bill would empower the Secretary of Agriculture to ration grain for whisky making on the b««l* of not IM than 2,500.000 bush•U per month for all distillers. B«ad Courier New* Want A>M .. M.Y. C. SPORT COATS TAILORED BY HART SCHAFFNER AND MARX 20% REDUCTION !t It's For a Man, MEAD'S Will Have It MEAD'S - '«». 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