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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS i HE OOMlNAN'l NliWSl'Al'1-JH Oh NORTHUAS'l AUKANSAS AND SOUTLlhlAS'l MISSOUK1 VOL. XLIV—NO. 282 Blythevilte Courier Blythevllle Dally Newi Mississippi Vallev Leader Blytheville Herald AUKANSAS, TUKSI1AY, KKHIUIAUY 2-1, 1018 TWKLVK PACKS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Blast Follows Search ior Gas Leak With Match Three Men Trapped In Pocahontas Under Debris of Buildings POCA110NTAS- Ark. f Pcb 24. (U.P.)—At least thrc persons wcro i nipped toda under tons of brick when a explosion leveled four brie buildings in lhe huBiness dis trict of Pocahonlas. Paul AHen of imbodcn. Ark., washing machine salesman, wa icsciiect alive sooti after the vacai t'.;o-stoi-y Protnbcrgcr Building co lapsed in rubble. Randolph Conn Deputy Sheriff Rector Long sa two other persons were trappc under the debris and presume to be dead. Firemen heard the screams two persons as they were fightii the blaze. The cries for help soon died away. Allen told officers he was accompanied in the building by two other pc rson s, one o f whom \v as Hen ry Taylor/ a Negro. He did not say who tlie other was. Allen and Taylor went (o the building to investigate % report of escaping- buhuie Ras. One of the party, he .said, struck a mulch in the dimly -lighted building, ami tlie explosion followed. The blast leveled three other buildings In the same block. They were occupied by the Diane Theater, the Newton Shoe Shop and the Starling Grocery Store. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Newton, op« orators of the shoe shop, and Clark Shivlcy were Injured slightly. — A bulldozer and two trucks with winches immediately began clearing away the brick and mortar .soon as the fire wa.s brought under control The blast- broke windows for blocks around and piled tons of rubble on the sidewalks fcud street Automobiles were damaged by fly ing bricks. Deputy Sees Blast No one else was Injured, Long said. "If anyone was talking along the street at the time, they are cer tainly trapped underneath the bricks," he said. Long said he happened lo look the Prombcrger Building throng) his office svindow as the ripped through the town; "It looked just'Uke.^M plade>;Su< beeti hiL *oy a bi^flJBh.'V he^fekNd: The debris shot 100 t6 ( ll<? feet into (he air and fell on roofs blocks away. "The courthouse rocked like an earthquake was shaking it," Loii£ said. Windows were blown out as far as four blocks away. '•I have talked with persons who saw the explosion us much as a half mile away," Long said. He estimated the damage at $100,000 or "probably more." The buildings, he said, \vrrc n total loss. Bricks were blown from the theater building across the street. Anothcn witness, Dallas Rowden, a grocer said: "I was looking right at the stores across the sireet. Three of them just bleu' up completely. A grocery store all ached to them was bacllv cd." Congress Holds I Cey to Future, Marshall Insists RICHMOND. \A. t Feb. 24. (UP) — ecrelary ot State George C. Mar- mil said here last night that vir- ually every nation on earth is in- olved hi decisions now before the on&ress of the United Si.itos. Marshall .spoke at a dinner given / the Virginia division of the American Legion and the Virginia liSitary Institute Club of Rich- nond. He graduated with the class of 1001 at VMI. Evidently referring lo his plan for European recovery, the secretary of state said "something positive" is required and it is imperative that .his country reach a decision now. Marshall said lie U heartened to see evidence of a general realization that the U. a. cannot stand aside and let the rest of the world struggle with its pressing problems. Dixie Democrats Plan New 'War' Democratic Leaders Stand Pat on "Hot" C ; vi| Rights Issues By Lyle C- Wilson llnitrd Press .Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON. Feb. 24. (UP) — Southern anger at President Tru- inn's civil rights program brought he first formal crack in the Dem- cratio "Solid South" today and here were threats of more to come, j The mo.st ominous warning came I •om the delegation ol southern ! governors who tried—and failed— I •esteiday to force the Democratic • iigh command to back down on sid- | Ministration antl - discrimination iroposals. J "The present leadership of the Democratic Party." the governors . said in a fighting statement, "will L School Finances, Building Plans Are Discussed Blytheville Directors Confer on Refunding ol Bonded Indebtedness School Board President Max R Reid said today Hint the $32, r >,00 bond issue proposed for rcfliifincin existing bonded indebtedness of ih school district and paying for n building and Improvement prog was still in Ihe "investigation stupe. Members of the Board o( Directors of Blytheville Special Schoo District No. 5 held a special meet last night with representatives o bond houses in Memphis nnd LIU Rock but no action was taken j\fto hearing their proposals, Mr. Rci said. Mr. Reid, in im address at » Pai cut-Teachers Association Foundc Day program last week, outlined tl proposed bond issue nnd buildii program it would finance. In h talk, Mr. Reid described the ner for such a program by pointing the numerous physical short com in of the school district. "The lUlytUcville) board will seek advice from the State Board of Education in regard lo the most advantageous refinancing plan," Mr. Reid said today. Any loan plan inaugurated by a school district must have approval of the slate board, lie pointed out. I "We will also seek more infnrniH- i tlon from the architect in regard • to building costs." he said. | Compel it ive Kids Snug hi However, the tentative building and improvement program announced at the PTA meeting is still contemplated, Mr. Reid stated. The board has approved whni lias beiMi agreed upon, subject to revisions according to advice from tlie Stale Blast-Bewildered Jews Truman's Budget Feels Knife of House Committee $131,042,889 it Cut From Request tor $737,601,655 B v iSriuit llnllnl Press Stuff (*imes|MiMilon WASHINGTON. I'Vb. 'J4. lU.IM — House, Republican economy lender.i today wiiUUrtl H 111 lie moiv from E'l'rsIdcMit Tinman's fiscal ItMO bud. Tim House Altproju-lalions Ocnn- inttter ail $m,042,HRQ Ivom Mr. Trmnun's n-qui'Med $737.(i01.05.*i Ior the AJ my's civil [unctions - c imtrnl work, livers anil limbos improvement, tlie Pimiunn On mil, Army cenu'tcries i\nc! le.ssrr iicltv- Itlcs. 'he reduction amounted lo nearly IK nor c«iU. mil iL still Lett thr lU'])ubUrnn,s way f nun their of tvlminlni! ill U'H.sl $J.ftUO.()0(l,- from I ho PiostitoLit'.s OCX) UOO.OOO budget. Tlic Rc|Htl)Hran.i pointed out. howcvn', tlml Atniy civil funrl tons bill is I ho second money tncusmv of this .session. They snUl Ihi'i-r will l)lRK<*r cuts In (inure bills. In iTcnhi turn ttii IK 'inly SUOO.O TOG [or I IIP Army's civil [umitUm. Security Council Considers Using Force in Palestine Hy Kobrrl Maiming United I'rfM Staff Correspondent l.AKK SUCCKSS, N. Y., Feb. 24. (U.P.)—The United SUIps, iivoidiiiK liny onti-JKlil. comniilinent, agreed in the Unitod Nnliiiiis Uxlny lo consult with the other great powers on |)i!.s.sil)l« IINU of iinnttl forte to keep the peace during tiie imi'tiliim of I'liluslitie. Ainork'iin UcUwilu Wnrrcii H. Austin proposed to th« ScciirUy Council fonniition of n R\% Five committee to determine whether the "rowing violence in the Holy Land con- Klilulos n Hi ITU I In world ponce. Austin Mild thut If n majority of » — Hie ll-niillon council llmls u threat Jewish Mortars Fire on British Board of Education, he said. If n bond issue is floated, it will be by competitive bids submitted by bond firms, Mr. Reid said. The .tentative improvement pro- won realize that the South Is no longer in the bag." Gov. J. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, who headed the delegation, said they would propose an early conference of all sou- ; E™" 1 announced Insl week by Mr. thorn governors to discuss the most '• Reid included construction of a new effective means of "resisting" the . fireproof eight classroom Negro High civil rights program. , School, addition of six new rooms Perhaps as a prelude of oAii-s to I-ange School, erection of u scpn- fn come, the Democratic Committee of Jasper Count)-, S. C-, formally quit the National Party and called on the entire South to along. It was the first formal Bewildered Jews pour iiUo the streets of .Jerusalem minutes nftor an t'iii-tlHiLiatcc-tllce hlnst killed more than :>o nnd wounded 100 more. Jt?ws, v>"iio believed (lint llrillsh soldiers or police were responsible, tjrokt- itito hospitals and killed two pollcc'iiicn. Ei^ht, soldiers were hilled In other pans of (lie city, i Below* noscue workers search nibble (or additional victims ot the blast. NKA HadEophotcs.) next the corn- U) iii'iuw exists. "the United Ktatcs would be rnuly lo consult under I In- (UNi dinner wliii » view I" -such uellan as limy ho necessary While It Implied Amnlcnn sup- t>ovt for the u-'ic 1 of force i[ iht; necessary miijorlly of seven .security council iiu'inlH'L.-s dm en it, the .statement, did not commit ihc united States to do more lha» "con- .sult" with other members of the UN. Austin raised doubls about lhe legality of imposing Die UN'.s trou- Farmers' Co-Op Moisy Political Grows Rapidly Campaign Ends hrcak to retiull from the current dispute. rate heating plnnt in the Central grade school nn.'a, further improvements lo Central school, the junior high school and the senior lilgli school. The contemplated bond issue also would retire the district's present, H. Klugh Purdy. county democra- indebtedness of more Umii SIOCJ.OOO. tfc:'-teadcr. absolved Mr. Truman; Mr. Reid last week "scored the Of resnon.M'oilitv nf the ci-. ii rights rmi-clown condition of-buildings in M-siJ*-, i the district and over-crowded con"He is compelled to get the No- , dittorus of classrooms. He blamed an gro vote In the North this year or ; ont-moded tax system that limited lose the electiti- lie has been forced the tax-raising capacity of Ihe 1 j school district su that available lay aside all honor in any political | f um i s WO uld do no more than pay campaign." I operating costs nnd leave less than Chairman J. Howard McGrath of a one |)er ccnt m(irg m ot financial Arkansas Alumni in Blythevilie Form New Chapter I,pRoy Huddleston. wholesale grocer, was electee! president of the newly organized Hlytheville chapter of (he ArkuMSFis Alumni Association at a meeting held in the Court Hou.se last night. ^ More than 30 former students and Jfnthcr.s interested in the University of Arkansas attended the meeting, at whirh moving pictures of the D.xic Bowl giisr.o, held in Birmingham New Year's Day. were shown. Arkansas played William and Maty in that game, Sam Sheffield, secretary ol the A: .<n as Alumni Association, and Jo'nr. Davis, publicity riivenlor Ior (he dc]iartmciH of athletics at the University, were present. Mv.s E. M. Terry. Jr.. was elected vicr-j resident, and Miss Kffie Lee Terro^ \vas elected secretary-treasurer. Tlie meet in? hnc wa.s held EIS a pml oi Uir Mntc wide movement Vo bnikl a larger nnrJ more active alumni yroup, Plnns were tnade for ancthrr meeting of former .studciius to bi' hold lator thi.s Spring, and for tl'.r m.siitution oi an annual dinner \\iin a University official as speaker. Ihe Democratic National Coir \ il- tee met with the southern governors for 90 minutes yesterday. Although he turned down / ir request for help in winning conccs- i sions from the President, McGralh said he believed the conference was a good thins and a step toward restoring party harmony. But the governors blasted his harmony hopes. Shortly after the j meeting, they issued their state- | mem of warning that the South was "moused" and would soon translate its feelings into action, i "Each Southern state, under the • framework of an overall program, ' will work meniis of -safety. Tennessee's 52 Units Se|i Tremendous Volume of Fertilizer (United I'rrss Slaff Correspondent* COLUMBIA, Tcnn,. Felt. 24 (UP) —The Tennessee Farmers' Cooperative nobility could iny cUim today to being the slate's fastest growing business. The cooperative. headquarters iniltee cautioned against (nnhi-r new projcct-s in iho Pinuuna Cunnl 2,0110 now. Most of the leixmuiu'iuifd uppi'n, prlntlon — $f)30, 100.300— was catinaik- rd for rlvors nnd hnrbnrs litipmvi 1 - ini'nt iiud flood control work, Thr hill also c.nrrie.s $'in,17iur>:i for Army i-pmcU'rlrs. $),!(() l.OOt) ftu Aluskun t'-ommunU'n lions umi $19.- 47ii,:;Kt for thr 1'iiimnm C»n«l. Tin' ciuiimiltdc's t i'i;ii]ii]iii!n(ial Ions nin subject to House approval, Then thr measure j^ocs lo |lif atc which rrc<|vH'ntly rest HITS some of the cuts. iKB«'*t t'onunlttor cut WHS one of $7:i,ri(iB,OOl> in Mr, Tiurmm'.s budget o.Mlmalo of $;ilrt,finr(,iji)i) for Mood conlvol work. Anollicr $;H.-l9!i.ODr wns erased from his rcciuest of $109,800,000 for rlvrrfl aiiti harbors And rc(|uc.sicd funds [or river flood control were trim met rrnrn »70,000,0(K) lo bled Palestine purlitlnn by use ol force. knit Shells Are Directed At Headquarters of Police in Showdown Voters in Louisiana In Party Primary To Select Governor By William n. T.;iffUr United "press Slnff rniTCJsp^ NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 21. ^UP."] —Louisiana.voters w^t to thjLpo! .. led ay to chon.se bet wen n two for-' m?r goverliors hi the. noisiest lliica] rumpus 1 his state has seen since the days of the late Huoy P. i KingfiFh) LXHIK. Sam Houston Jones faces the force lor 52 county co-ops and from | |* te Hucy ' s brother. Earl K. I/)UR. Truman Asks Steel Prices IC.SH tluin four years a«o, snW I Kovcnior thai in tatitntnount i^s nmivml report, th^t its feed, Jeff White, Dies In Hospital Here Jtff White. 74. ol the Hall Mo Community, died yesterday afternoon at the Walls Hospital when? he had been a patient for .several d;:v.s. Mr. White, who was a relived farmer was born in Iowa and ha-l out the most effective livedin the Half Moon Community existing the proposals of j [^^ >' cars - He had been in m ty. C " ^s"atemcnt S "aid?^ ) va ^ removed _from his home to the .seed fertiliser anil hurdv.-^re sales jumped more llinn 1.000 per cent last year -and should double themselves this year. In ru:txinL figures, the report showed, the cnopeuuivc hniuUcd 51,256,416.71 in merchandise last year, compared to only $120,101.76 in 1016. The whopping sales brought the them 've will." Thurmond said the ' program hospital a few days before his death. Funeral services will be comluci- election lu this one-paiiy slate. After montlis of campaifiining that included charger; of draft, dodging, income lax evasion, hot funds, the Jan. 20 first primary resulted In n ISQ.CQQ plurality for I/^ng over three other candidate. 1 ?. UnL thr.L was not UK; ctnar majority for election, and IJHIR Im- inedlately engaged in a renewal of hot crchnngcs wiih the county co-ops (mm the red to the running Jonrs Hint rontljuicd until .,,.,,. b!;ic:k ni (hmr dividends to stock holders awl patronage relumts to other fanner- , the runoff. campaign accusations. Tlie main issue was inromc ta> would be worked out at a confer-; cd tomorrow afternoon. 3 o'clock at ence to be called in the near fu- [ tll€ H»manuel Baptist Church with Lure by Gov. William Preston Lane. I U«= Rev. L, C. Ramsey, pastor of Jr., of Maryland, chairman ot Ihc J M^ Awicmb'.y ol God Church ot- confcrcncc of Southern governors. ' ^ci?.tinT. ps-sistrd by th rt Rrv. T. J. An aid to the governors' svonp Richardson, pastor of thr> Imman- said he believed the "die of the ^ Church. Burin] will follow In Southern revolt is cast. 11 , Mfrnorial Park. Uine sat, in on the conference He is survived by his wife. Mis. with McGrath but did not tcike Lovinc White, four sons. Fred White part in framing the Southern dc-: of Detroit. Mich.. Kenneth While of mands. 'The other Kovevnms \vevc j Uixora and Andrew a:id J. T. W'-itr R Grcss Cherry of North Carolina, of Blylhev;11e; Uvo daughters. Mis. Bcauford H. Jc.strr of Texas, and | Ollie Douglas of Dell and Mrs. Susie Bon T. Lancy of Arkansas GOV. | Bcncricld of Tupelo. Mi?s. W. M, Tuck of Virczinia had been' Pailbcarcr.s will b?. Barney scheduled to attend but did not. Barnes, Claude Duncan. Jake Rich- Southcrncrs believe the mo.st ef- j ardson. Jack Garrctt. Ben Williams fcctivc weapon In their hands is a | and Alvin Garrett. formal threat to witUhoId electoral | Cobb Funeral Home is in charge. votes from*Mr. Truman in an cf- « fort to throw selection of the next ; f ormer BlytheY'tlle G'nl president into the Houth of Rcprc- •• , * .. sentatives. Under the constitution. ' UlCS in Pop/or D/Uf r, fAO. lhe House picks the president if j Funeral services for Miss Colette any candidate fails to get a ma- : Stewart. 19. of Popular Bluff, Mo., jorily vote in the electoral colloee. ^ M[ ] formerly of Blythevillc, who National Democratic leaders nisei . ^iecl Sunday night at her home will are concerned over the responsibil- j be conducted tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. Hy thai the Southern states may i ln Kimwood Cemetery. refuse lo chip in to the parly cam- she ha(1 mncie her hoinc | 16 re uu- JKRUSALEM. Feb. 24. < U.P.)— Jewish morlars hidden deep in • newly-fortified Jewish sector opened nn attack on Ihe British security sector nt, noon today, firing three ,-shclla nt Brlllsh Police Head, fliiarters incro. The altiirk WH* v lnunchcd shortly nfler several hundred Brltl.ih troops hcftnn strriit flxhlhiK maneuvers In thr nrlll.sh zone In what, appeared to be a .show Of slreiiKth. The first mortar twmb landed In tin: century-old Russian compound which contains the lAw coiirls, police headquarters nnd . KoviMinnc]* hospital. The maternity ormul iimirtil of thr UN Palestine \ ward of lhe hospital was damaged, Commission for n full-fledged UN | The second shell cxplodwl on tha council ^'fts obliged under the UN cimtLi'r lo "keep [lie pi'iiiie" kl tho trouble! In ihn Holy Land constitutes n threat lo world peace. Atixlln said, hourvrr, that the luli'st Inforiiiiitlnti on [hit Allim- II nn In I'.i test Inn "wcnitd appear i) iL'iul to thr i'mi i 1 1 us Ion that i llnviit lo On- |H'iirc fvht%." Thi' loiu:-u\vultrcl .statement of iiiriicttn jiollry lukd ln-toiL 1 the S«- urity Council u Uin-u-piilnL pro- i am which, It appeared, would UU-truck Lnunedlitti! action on Mie j iriny Ion. Jlisl to enforce Holy Land pai'tl- Itofore Austin spoke, OUalr- Ki\vcl LLslcky «f the lM\lc.sUnc Coinml.vilon warned the iiouncll htil parlltlon cunnul be curried out mlcs.i llic Security Council forms in Intel niiLloiuil loire by May 15 — he day C.ical Britain rnds Iti re- ^pon.slblHty for I'nli'Hllnc. Au.slln proposed thnl Hie council: 1. Assume o'.siitni.slltllUy f(ji kcep- peace In pulesllne. as requested A.1- I'twj of the temporary pOjtst offlc* oil the southern aide of tlie com- ixnmd hnUisltiK |X>lic» headquarter!. The thlrrt bomb exploded in St. Piuil's Rofld, in the victnlty of narclay's Bank, which In m th* Amli Kcclion of Jerusalem. The British maneuvers wer* staiccd «fler lhe Rovernmenl *n- nounccit tbnt Sir Algernon Wtllta, commander in chief of the Mediterranean Fleetj hud conferred. IhrotiKhout the weekend with Lt. Despite Iiis deli<-it ttl votes in ihc hdenlly members, fn 1946 operating expense; payments. Jones R I^ikc ^ ^ had been 54,800 higher than profits. I corporation inwynr. charged tha Plans for increasing the sales to I federal Income tax /rand assess $3.000,000 or more this year were' nicnls were penning ngninst lx)ng made at the cooperative's annuaj But- I.ong steadfastly maintainci meeting last week in Nashville. he didn't "cwc a Minle p-iniy The 1946 profit was more than t]l -Tt- $1,500 (hey claijii I o«' C Ihc half of the cooijciauvc.V total cap- j federal Rovcrnmen:'* niul called itinU/.atinn of S-17.100. of which 520.-! tJ!:: charges "luirnlr ! 310 wn.s invp.slerl Jusl, year. The- stain ] organisation had lo borrow money 1 only twice during (he year, two small, two-month" loans from the ™>; t \ ic __^\\^ l _ !o . ll \ ft ..'?« . elcc -! gatlmi.i Tenncssep I-'airn Bureau Federation, which sponsored the initial organization of the cooperative. Membership KTCW, too. during the last year, the report showrd. increasing fo 1 18,102 farnicr-meinbcrs. Farmers in 22 other countries also open high low made at least tentative plans to buy heir feed, seed nnrf fcrtili/cr co- , May .. . 321' 7 327^b ^21 opcratively. Mar 310 334b 321 fjr.it primary. Jonrs i predicted he would be electee: i day. He pointed !o the 1^40 lion in which lie ran behind 1/ing in flip first primary but won UK- CAIlIBBi^AN. Fob. 2-1 lUPi— 1'if-hl dent 'I'runian lodny nrdcred l.he .Ins ice Department and oilier ROV :rnment ngcnclcs lo InvcsMgiile l«.s vpck's Increase in .slue! prices, I-;lien Ayer.s, presidential press se<: clnry, told newsmen mu-ornpimln .he I'vcsttlcnl t»n his CarlUbCftti toi thai Mr. Truman Is deeply cm ccrnccl about Ihc nvernRe 55 a to [irice Increase for semi-finished i Tlie price Incn-a.sr was rcvc si, week. The Industry said it was 11 adjustment made neccs.snry by increased costs. Home Rnvernmcnl economists believed It would add fuel |o labor's demands for a third round of wane Lm-vra.se.s. Ayer.s said thr Pn-titdenL radiuetl orders lu thi' Justice IH-piirlmbnt, [o tin- Commerce Hep-ivum-nt and 'n lhe President's Council of Kconomlc Advisers to make the InvesLliinUon. The Council of Economic Advisers is headed by Dr. Edwin G. Nour.se, who said last week he was deeply disturbed by the possible Inflationary effects on the nation's economy of a price increase in such a basic industry, i In Wn.shlngtnn. Ihc Joint Con- tjrcj^onal Kconomic Cmnmll headed h.v Sen. Robert A. Tafi. O.. n OOP presidential aspirant, al- In I lie oilgliinl UN Cienernl «mb!y'« parlltion progrnni. 'i. Kstablish a Seeurily Co mcll coiumlttcc of "the- five iicrmnncnt nemhcrs"—(lie Illn Five nowers— lo "look at ouce Info the 'nucstlou of posslWe threat.'; to Intenmlional peace nrlsitiK In cotmccllon wltll ihtr Palestine situation...." 3. Cull on all KOvernmcnU »nd peoples. particuliuly the Arab stales, lo "take nil ixxwlbh' action to prcmil or rrdiirc the disorders , Vclmdn atrcet Sunday. Arabs took now occuiTlng In I'alesline. I thc offensive Insl night with a Austin s»l<i every security coun- heavy morlar attack against Had. ell member wus "deeply concerned nssllt ' hospllal atop Mi, Scopus out- Gcn. Sir Alan ^Cunningham, high cotmnlssipner for Palectifv Willis . personal guest of licved ih curlty an virtunl open warfare In p»lestin« between Arnbs and Jews. Both sides iquarcd off for open warfare fbllowln*: destruction of the Jewish shopping center In Ben wllh the iraplc events whlrli have taken plrvcc In Palestine " "If tlirsi* ronillilnpfi continue." Austin .said. "UHs rnmn-il must consider whether or not tlir *H- ualloti In I'ulrsllnn Is a threat to International prarr," Mr h«re ilnwn hard nn lie word "must." slai>!>liiK the lop of Hie horsc- .sli«n- tahlr. To dfi'liu i 1 cxl.sloncc of a -s^ent to pence seven uinnbns til llt<: Se- ready Is planning Us own Invc side Jcru-ialem- The Arabs rained mortar shell* nfiainst jews defending the hospital on Ihe slopes of the Mount and blew up it least one stone bridge Ion the main road from Jerusalem lo the hospital in an attempt to evil otf reinforcements and RUD- piles. curtly " volr Any Mich [hiding. Thus far. UK-IT are only lUo in the Soybeans fund. MeCiratb Grants The Southern governors uskcd j til moving to Missouri in 1946. Miss I Stewart had been ill for sometime. She is survived by her parents, House Votes to Extend Rental Controls in U.S. WASHINGTON. Feb. 24. (UPI — The HOII.--C approved a stop-vj bill to continue present rent controls another month until April 1. Scn- ^atc leaders expect to push the bill Ullhrough later this week. Approval was by voice vole. The rent law expires Sunday midnight unless extended by Congress. h'ew York Cotton 1:30 McGrnth to agree that the anli-dis- Mr _ anrf ^ r .. Clnudc stcwnrl. crimination leg elation : PTOPOscd^by ; brothers. Claude Stewart. Jr.. and Robert Stewart, two sisters. Janice Cobb Funeral Home is in charge. New York Stocks (Ti AT&T (AT BI Ame.r. Tobacco Mar. May July O-t. . OPCIl . 3190 . 3226 . 3155 . 2932 . 2897 3292 3294 3228 29 SR 3930 low 3190 3225 3153 2^29 2887 p.m. 3268 3285 3216 2960 3825 Mr. Truman was an unconstitutional invasion of state's rights. He j said It wasn't. He said Mr. Tru- inan asked for no more than the supreme court already had decided falls within congressional power. McGrath sairi he had no doubts that there was a wide field In which congressional action coulrt i ,,, . _, _, be taken without jeopardy to s^te | ^^ Anacond^ c oppor rights. ' McGralh also refused the gov- enims' requests that he use Mil inlleunce lo: : 1. Keep civil rights out of tlie porty platform In 1948. 2. Hestore Ilic rcqxiirr-menl thai it takes two-tntrd.? of the riemo- p.m. 1:30 321'ab Hoover Renews World Federation Plea for Nations in West Europe NKW YORK. rYix 24. <U.P.>--Former President Herbert Hoover last night urged a regional Ferteialion of Kurone under the Untied Nadoiis to \trcngtlierj the Mai .shall Plaj) nations hi peace nnd war. Mr. Hoover, in a sj>ccch to tlie* - -•Sons of lhe Revolution at a Wash- in 2 ton's hirthdaj Waldorf-Astoria era lie convcnion vote to nominate a presidential candidate. (This WAS used for years by southerners to dominate Ihe Democratic nomina- • — tlnns. It was abolished in t936 At UJ» Standard of N. the request of the late President i 'TXi Texas Corp, BS) Beth Steel iCI Chrysler iGE) Gen. Electric >GM> Gen. Molors i Mi Montgomery Ward (CN) N. Y. Central <HR1 tnt. Harvester INV) North Am. Aviation |RS> Republic Sled IRCI Radio CSOV) Socony Vacuum <SU) Studebakcr J. JIN 31% S4-, 32 > S2 •10'i 12", RB'i fl> 24-S 16'i •n 7 ^ Roo*«velt.> ' (K.) Packaid banquet at ihc Hotel. asserted that such a federation was needed becavise at present "wr have no certainty of military attics in Die world." He sairi that the federation plan "would avoid the United Stair. 1 ; being involved in military alliancf.s." "Toriay we arc riot only comi>rllcil to remain amird on what ainrnjn!,> lo ?, ei&*mUr,-v>-ar looting," said Mr. Hoover, "but we must, realize that in case some one would make war upon us we have no certainty -rf military allies hi the world. "At the moment iintain and We-stein Km ope mi^lit. remain neutral. Thi.s i.s not an accusation RS to their Rood (aiih or their grMitvidc tor our having spent so much American uca.sure and blood in their liberation from Hitler. It Is lhe bare stark fact of divided and weakened Euroi>oati nations in the face of RM arniKS of 2.500.000 mm fllon* 1 the n • n rurkim.' tern Europe adopt."; .some form nf economic miri poHiical unity th™ Mar.shail plaii will fall short of its goal. He said a federation under lhe terms of the UN charier would help strengthen that orRi\iii7,ation. "Such an action would bring more vitality and .strength into the United Nation. 1 :." he Aairi. "It vmul'J avoid the Unlird Siatr.s hetn^ involved fn military alliances. Sucn an approach would poitit toward pcare rather than toward \vnr which is (he bane of military alliances. Tt could bring gieatfr sohclnrity of ae- lion Htnong all pcam-Iovltig nations. He sugee.stcd that Hie pro|>o^ei1 federation might cad.se greater cooperation by Russia. "Although Ihe prospect is ir.denl very dim," Mr. Hoover said, "perhaps sometime the Russian rcgion-j al group might also cooperate for the common welfare of mankind. More cjspedallv i.s this pouiblft If 1 Ihfy wltn^.s-fl t1:r; cii.vi^ljdtilloii ^ Joycees First To Get Quota in National Drive The H!y'hovlllc Junior Cltnmbcr of Coinniri-cc li£is hccotnr 1hc tit-^t Jayccn club in Aik.in*,™ to contrl- bnlc 100 per rent In the U. S. Junior Chamber of Cnnimcrr.c War Memorial hulldlnK fund. It. was announced nl a .Jayree Bo.ird of Dl- rcclors raecliiiK in Hie nrt!anlz.ilinn's clni> rooms Inst ni^MI. Tlie funds (ruin Jaycfc rhil): tViruuxliout Ihe enutilry will go 'o build a ^'ar tnfinorial huihhtiR In Tul.sa, Okla . \vtiirli \vill lir>ii.se llic U. .S. Junior Chamhet'.s Tifitlonn! lirndciuai leis. The. Blytheville club r.onlributed 51 per member and iuncha;-e(t collectively a $100 savinES boiul lo be Kivcn lo the building funrl. six .snppoiICIA ci ii.uiiLiuii LA' iij «- r council—n lineup which would mnkc | hnpoulble Ihc IhulliiK nt a threat. to pence or nny proposal for using anned torcc. "Only f'lols." Hie Cx.ccli snltl. "may 'ixia.st (X being able lo crcc.1 a bulldlllK on shllltiiB sands." IJsltky's siircch inccetlcd n slnle- menl o( foreign policy froni U'.e Unilnl Stall's, key filliires In the big Piile.stlne debate . Anieil(. p ;in DeleKitle Wairei^ Au«-lin sat ,il the council's hotse.shoc- sliiipi'd l:\ble. Utirky salil tbnt "siinif symliul- u.il" UN ton-e w.nitil mil lie enough ID '•"vr I'alostine from vicilriu'e. hnvh'ssnes-i anil rli;u>- llr rnmlilmns" itlieu Oreal I'rl- l:iin pulls onl nf Ihc Holy I,ana May 15 and the UN commnilssion lakes liver. It would be "\vor.--e Ulan suicidal." he -s.-xtd lo 'follow the policy of llic ostrich." The chairman sairi the commission bad lo choose. belTccn demanding a UN army or "not daring Krr PALESTINE i>n Page 12 Farm Bureau Drive Workers Submit Reports Funeral Thursday For W. G. Middlcton Fiiiu-i.il swice.s for W. G. MIJ- illi'ion. of Blylheville. who died Smith Mississippi County Farm Iluicau membership drive workers, at a check-up meeting held In tin Court, House at Oseeola last, nigh;, reported a tolat of 812 paid memberships In IhaL section of thn county dvirinj? the first Uvo veckt of Ihc 194S drive. A similar meeting will be held at lhe Rustic Inn here at 7:33 tonight at which rime drive workers In North Mississippi County will make I heir first reports. The over-all quo- la lor Mississippi Comity was set HI A.7(W HI lhe metubcv.slup rtriv* "kick-olf" niceLing Feb. 9. r, rm liureau President L. C». N'»oii of Diylhei'ille presided over Iflsl night's meeting ftnd urged the •-vorkeis lo "re-double" tllDir ef- forUs In solicilins members so that the Roal can be exceeded at the earliest possible date. He sel Mar. 15 ?.s the dale (or tha second check-up meeting. Members present at last night'i meeting also discussed the 1943 malaria control program In Mississippi County which the Farm Bureau will again help sponsor, and the proposed legislation by Sen. J. W. Ful- bricht ol Arkansas which would eliminate tax froni oleomargarine. Weather Mr. Hoover said lh»l unless Wes- | strength of other greet group*." Arkansas forecail: Cloudy with occasional rain. Slldhtly warmer tonight. Colder In the West porlion Wednesday. Minimum Ihis morning 42 MaKimnm ycslcrday - 49 Sunset totlay—5:51 Sum isn tomorrow—fi:3S Precipitation, 24 hours lo T a.m today—Trace Total since Jan. I-B.9S Mean temperature (midway bc- Lwccn high and low)—15.5 Normal mean for Feb.—43.4 This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—JO Precipitation. Jan. 1 to this date —3.2* tcrnoon. 2 o'clock at the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Marvin Niblick, pastor of tiie Stcele Methodist Church will officiate and burial will be in a. Cnriilhrrsville cemetery. P.ilibcarers will bo. J. O. Hucy. O. S. Roliison, Glen Middlcton. L.. C. Rollison, A. C. Haley and Robert E. Weaver. Negro, Held at Slayer Of Two, to Be Arraigned Scout Executive Here Assigned to Jonesboro Hal Detrick. Boy Scout field executive (or Mississippi county sinc« January of last year, has been transferred temporarily from Blytheville to Jonesboro, it was announced today by Louis G. Nash of Blytheville, North Mississippi County District Scout Committee chairman. Mr. Dctrlck will supervise Scout activities in the Cratghead County District, where a man-power and fund shortage brought about his transfer. Mr. Nash said that district did not raise sufficient funds In the last drive to employ another Scout executive there. Vernon James of Osceola. who has assistant fleld executive, Preliminary hearing for C. J | • Williams. Negro of Cooler. ou> charges of murder, will be hclrt in' ' - - . Municipal court In caruthcrsville assume Mr. Dctrlck s duties. Mr. Thursday, it was announced today. 1 DctricV will be transferred back to Williams is being held In thci Blylheville when another execu- Pcmlscot county jail In Caruthers- 1 Hve Is obtained (or the Cralgh^d, vlllc charged with the slaying of District. iwo other Necrocs. Lucille Cunning-' Mr. and Mrs. Delrlck nnd their ham and, Willie Simmons, at cooler Infant daughter left here today for Feb. 18, I Jonesboro.

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