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BLYTHEVTLLE COURIER NEWS DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OB' NORTHEA 6T AliKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL, XLIV—NO. 176 Blytheville Courier Blythevllle Daily New§ Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Lender m,YTHKVlU,K, ARKANSAS, KU11JAV, OCTQBKH 17, .1947 SINGLE COPTBS $55,000 Payroll NabbedbyBandit I Jrio in Alabama Dressed os Miners Armed Men Force Way Into Office - BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct 17. (U.P.) •— Three ai'mec Bandits, dressed like coa miners with their faces smut ted, today held up a specia guard and a payroll clerk o more than $55,000 in casl at Republic Steel's Sayrctoi mines. One of tlie trio Jammed a sub machine gun into a very small pa window and caught Guard Woo Cooper flatfooted with his gu across his lap. The bandit ordere Cooper to tell the payroll clerk G. C. uallcrway, to open the doo to the office. The other two bandits the bashed the door into Calloway face as he opened it. later lock ing lite dazed clerk in the men' washroom nearby. B. H. McCracken. f public's Southern > loot, estimated ludcd wages for two coal mines for days. The mines and Bank Deposits Up $1,466,144 In Three Months Blytheville's two banks reported otal deposits ol »15,027,D'30.01 as ! Oct. 6 when a calls for slaie- nents of their condition was is- iucd by the comptroller of cur- •ency in Washington, it was "disclosed yesterday. The total deposits represent a gain ol tl.466,594,82 since the July call for statements from these banks. Total assets of Hie banks was shown to be $15,849,14465 on Oct. 6. and Hie loans and discounts were listed at $3.953,251,81. Congressmen, Who Were Under Mortar Fire Of Guerrillas, Say Greek Army Must Fight ATHKNS, Oct. 17. (U.P.)—Two U. S. coiiifressmeu who were under Greek guerrilla mortar fire near Yugoslav border last Saturday aaid today that unless the Greek regu- ar army takes the offensive, the Communists will take over (he country. "The fall of Greece would not only represent a victory or aggression over Greece, but also would mean ft serious defeat for the United* Nations," ilep. Olin K. Teairue (D.-Tex.) said. * '* Harrison School Needs Annex 694 Negro Pupils Served by Faculty Of Twelve Members manager mines, sal at $55,091.4' employes c the past 1 the admin . i-stration building, where the payroll office is, are located just outside the city limits here, about two miles from Jowntown The payroll was delivered in an armored truck « few minutes before the bandits appeared at 6:50 a.m., at a time just before the morning shift ol miners come to •work. Sheriff Holt McDowell first thought the bandits had hidden In the tall shrubbery around the coal-smudged brick office but later agreed with the guard that they walked up In disguise of ordinary miners. Galloway said they were attired io very dirty overalls and "mucker" type boots. One wore a miner's cap. Guard Cooper refused to tell Galloway was locked in the men's room. He gave no explanation of how the trio escaped after scoop- Ing up the money divided up small payroll envelopes. McCrackcn said the loss was covered by insurance. "Our primary problem," he added, "is to prepare a new nayro! in three or four hours, ft job that usually requires three or foui days.". .. -.,.''. Republic operates five coal mines in the Birmingham area. W. B. Nicholson, superintendciv of Blytheville schools, was In Littl< Hoek today seeking relief from tin over-crowded conditions in the Har rison School for Negroes where 69. pupils are crowded into 12 class rooms. In Little Rock he was scheduled to confer with officials of the State Department of Education in effort to make arrangements for obtaining surplus buildings at the Blytheville Army Airfield for use as temporary classrooms on .the campus ol the school for Negroes. Additional instructors are needed [oo, but that problem cannot be solved until we find room to put the pupils. Mr. Nicholson said. Twelve teachers now iue serving the enrollment of 694 as best they can. Before leaving for Little Hock, Mr- Nicholson said that if It were necessary he planned to go on to Dallas. Tex., or wherever he Is able to He and Hep. Donald L. Jackson (R.-CaU relumed to Alhens last night after a week's lour ol Northern Greece. They were stranded for two days on the Turkish border and the [rain that was scheduled to bring them back was blown up by Guerilla mines. Being shelled by mortars was not exactly a novelty to either Tcaaue or Jackson, since both are combat veterans. Teague said they were in a Greek convoy that included a bren gun acrrlcr, two jeeps and a truck when it happened. "It was a hard surface road and mines could be easily .spotted," Teague said. "I did not even hear the first mortar but looked and saw everybody in the ditch so I hit the ditch too. "The first mortal shell hit 15 yards over us. Then others Icll short or landed on ttie side, Then it quiet. Altogether, five or ilx shells ! were fired." While both emphasised the ser- ousncss of the guerrilla warfare, they said it did not compare with the fighting in the Southwest Pacific and France. They spent a week touring Northern Greece—the Sighting nvea— by jeep. The liain that wa* to pick them up nnd bdng them back was blown up by electrically detonated mimics six miles from tlie Sulfi station'. Three passengers were killed and many Injured. "It happened 'in the morning and we could sec the smoke from the blast," Teague said. They were advised that a plane would pick them up, so they marked out an airfield In a cowpasture by putting sheets in the corners. But Ihc weather closed in, so they went on lo Alcxundrouplls "through or- chards mid over fields by oxcail '.H order to iscape live mines." They flew from Alexandrouplls .n B Piper Cub and Harvard trainer to Salonika und there cauglil, a transport for Athens. Jackson said they had visited to villages and "from the observations we have made along the northern frontiers It Is my opinion (hat contrary to any claims of any of the Andarles (rebels) of being a representative democratic, force for the liberation of Oreece, Ihelr actions would Indicate they are murderous brlgnnds." Tcaijue added: "They are using the gangster element and Illiterate ol Greece against the real Greeks," They said they had Interviewed five guerrillas and only one had admitted he was a volunteer. The others said they were dragooned into the guerrilla army. Mrlaunhlin Highfalutin Government Language . I lUdUyillHI Faiu fo deter | n j ured Arkonsan Jury Discharged conduct the proper authorities to building for attain release of classroom space. Mr. Nicholson said the problem had been unprecedented and that he would make every effort to attain space for the children. Isn't this the town's problem? Mr. Nicholson answered yes, that it was as he also pointed out that the District's funds for "building anything" were limited. Enrollment by grades after the second day of school follow: first, 122; second, 74; third, 74; fourth S3; fifth, 84; sixth, 50; seventh, 64; eighth, 36; ninth, 56; 10th, 29; 11th, 24, and 12th, 18. Firefighters ^Quickly Stop Fire in Hotel NEW ORLEANS. Oct. 17. (UP) — A general alarm fire broke out !n the flue of the jam-packed 700-room Roosevelt Hotel here a few minutes before midnight last night but firemen kept the blaze Isolated and put it. out before anyone was injured. Fire Chief Howard Dey said the blaze started in the basement kitchen of New Orleans' largest hotel and roared up a metal-lined flue between the 12-story old section and the 14-story new portion of the building. Guests at the downtown hotel just off Canal Street remained calm as firemen broke five holes in the metal lining of the flue shaft and poured water In on thc blaze. Dey said it appeared that greese, collected on the inside of the € ue. kept the fire going. The first ?port of the blaze came at 11:58 p.m., and firemen hod it under control in 2 and one-half hours. After a preliminary check, Hotel President, Seymour Weiss who earlier had said damages probably would "run high" Indicated that the hotel's loss would not bV as great as he had estimated. Greeks Execute 52 Charged With Plotting Revolt ATHENS. Oct. 17. (UP) —Fifty- two persons convicted of sabotage and inciting terrorism were executed at Salonika loday after Iheir applications for clemency had. been rejected. An extraordinary court martial l.i.st month heard the case which led up to thc maw execution. Tlie 52 were accused or membership •>* an organization which allegedly Dotted a revolution at Salonaka and the assassination of government leaders. Murray Reelected President of CtO By Acclamation BOSTON. Oct. 17. (UP) — Philip Murray of Pittsburgh was re-elected president of the OIO by acclamation today after a noisy 20-minulc demonstration by 600 delegates to the CIO national convention. Murray, who has headed the CIO since 1840 when John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers, stepped out, was placed in nomination by Jacob Potofsky, president of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers. As soon as Potofsky had finished, delegates began pounding tables, clapping and cheering and parading around the hall. After 20 rmn- utes, lhe band which had been playing Annie Laurie brought a halt to the demonstration by playing the Star Spangled Banner. 73,139 Bales Missco Cotton Ginned By Oct. 1 Nearly twice as much cotton was ginned from the 1947 crop in Mississippi County as was processed from the 1946 crop ,>rior to Oct. 1 both years, a report from Chester C. Dancrowcr of Uixora official statistician tor this comity, showed today. The report slated lhat 73,133 bales of cotton, counting round as half bales, were ginned in Mississippi County from the crop ofi 1947 prior to Oct. 1. This compared to 37,343 bales ginned to Oct 1. 1946. This report, verifying a telegraphic summary of statistics, was received by Mr. Danehower from Ray Hurley, chief of the Agricultural Division of the U.S. Bureau of census. Members Divided Eight to Four on Guilt Of Former Spa Official HOT SPRINGS, Ark.. Oct. 17.— (UP)—Another jury hi thc scries of McLaughlin trials in Garland Circuit Court here u'as discharged at 1:10 a.m., today because it couM not agree upon a verdict. The jury hearing the case against George McLaughlin was dismissed after reporting that 1C" \viis deadlocked eight, to four. George McLaughlin, brother of ex-Hot Springs Mayor Leo P. McLaughlin. was being tried on a charge of receiving $21,000 from the city to which he was not, entitled. The case went to the jury at 9:30 p.m., yesterday. At 11:30 p.m., yesterday and again at 12:30 a.m., today the jury reported the eight-to- fom* deadlock. Acting Cii'cuAt .Judge Maupln Cummings later declared a mistrial and dismissed thc jury. Prosecutor Sidney S. MuMalh said he will try McLiinj;hl]n after the trial of his more famous bra- Ihor which has been postpnned until Nov. 13. " Tiie prrfentation of teitimtmy and! evidence was concluded before 7 p. m., and court was adjourned temporal ily Lx;fore leiurniiisj to hear the final oiguincnls. Leu McLauglilin Trstlflrs The highlight of the day's ;csti- mony wab given by the principal figure in the .series of trials, the former Hoi- Spring mayor. He testified that he had kept his brother on tlie city payroll as a special investigator to thwart frequent visits U> the city of gangsters. The Hot Springs political kingpin said it worked this way: George spoiled "suspicious characters" as they arrived in town nnd informed the mayor who would have a spc- two-man vise squad ready to sec that the malefactor left town. McLaughlin explained to thc jury that many city officials 'vere kept unaware of the nature of George's job to increase his effectiveness «3 a secret agent. Under cross-examination, however, defense witness Giatly Bnxter, head of the special vice squad, testified that he was never told that the mayor's brother v;a» a si>ecial investigator, McLaugiiliM had ber;n listed on lh^ city payroll as a pcrtice clerk. Principal prosecution witness Wel- rion Rasberry said he dul not know what type of work McLaughtin did, but that he was certain the mayor's brother Ukf not work wilh tiie police. Rasberry is a former chief of police of the resort city. WASHINGTON, Oct. 17. (UP)— H Burnett A. Pyle, a fanner in Bradford, ArK,, was much too old for the draft but he claims he IB A war casualty. The way he told the story lo Sen. J. William FnlbriKht, D, t Ark., lie was harnessing up his mules one day in June, 1945, when three Army planes roared low over his farm. The mules bolted. Farmer Pyle wa-s knocked to the ground and Iramp- Jccl on. He lost his pants hi the confusion. And he U'ound up in a hospital with "multiple contusions and abrasions." HLs attorney says fanner Pylc's right leg will be stiff as Ions as lie lives, and he figures the,dnm- age to his client's person and Ills dignity is worth $6,000. The Air Force admits that the Injuries "may properly be attributed to non-cotnbat activities of the Army." But the judge advocate neutral's office says it can't do anything about it. ,;. "Mr. Pyle's claim Ls not cognizable under the federal tort- claims act of Aug. 2, 1946 (Public Law 601, T9th Congress) for the reason that, since the plane cannot be identified, there is no possibility of establlsh- *"l r .iietjligence on thc parL t4 in ufjii r n |i pf 4 'Education' Fund Labor Leaders Plan To Use Large Sum to Kill Taft-Hortley Act SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 17. (UPi —AFL leaders said today they would battle In federal courts for svbor's right tn collect funds lo win repeal of lhe Taft-Hailley act, Part of the repeal fight Is to i financed by a Ihrec-cenU per, tiember annual assessment vot^d jy the S6Ui convention. Sen. Robert A. Tatl, R.. O., co-author of the law banning use of union dues or assessments for political purposes, said that this financing method 1« outlawed by the act it ielf. "We don't accept Senator 'mil's word »s final," Green said when advised of Taft's statement. "The That's v.hit the Army farmer Pi'le wusn't satisfied with nil that highfnlulm Intiguago, no sir. He still wanted tlie $6,000, so he wrote lo his congressmHii. f,Now Sen. Fulbriglit has introduced a bill to compensate Pyle for the double loss of the use of his letf —nnd h\s dignity. When Congress reconvenes in Jannnry, it will give .some thought to fnrmnr Pyle's $6.000 along with the $22,440,000,000 Marshall plnn. ,. New York Stocks 2 p. m. Slocks A T and T 157 1-1 Anaconda Copper 35 1-2 Beth Steel 92 CHrysler 85 1-4 Coca Cola 181 1-8 Gen Electric 37 5-8 Gen Motors 59 7-3 Montgomery Wnrrt 563-4 N Y Central 15 5-8 Int Harvester 91 North Amcr Aviation 10 1-8 Republic Steel 29 Radio 8 3-t Socony Vacuum 161-8 SUidebnker 22 3-g Standard of N J 15 1-2 Texas Corp 58 7-8 Packard i 3-8 Furniture Dealers Plan District Meeting Here A regional meeting of the Rclall Furniture Dealers of Arkansas will be held here Tuesday noon at the Hotel Noble, It was announced today, i Furniture dealers from Northeast Arkansas will attend the mee'lng. at which approximately 15 dealers from this section of. Mississippi County will bc represented. Dealers from Manila and Osceola are also expected to attend. The program has not been completed but It Is expected thnt officers of the stale organization may attend. Wather Delays Filers NAGOYA, Japan, Oct. 17. <UP> —George Truman and Clifford Evans, the Round-thc-World pi- pcr cub fliers, cancelled their takeoff today from Itazuke on on Kyushu for Toky* because of School Mergers To Be Heard by Education Board Ramadier Uses Draft Law to Foil Strikers PARIS, Oct. 17. <UP) — Premier Paul Ilaniadier invoked a little us. ed draft law of 1938 today lo restore some service on Paris' struct subway lines, still closed tight spite the willingness of two non- Communist unions to work. Officials'said 50 "essential" workers would be drafted under the law for thc Neuilly - Vinccnne.s line across the city, and that more might be drafted later. But spokesman for the subway system said there was no possibility ot restoring full service unless 33,000 strikers who belong to the Communist-run federation of labor came back to work. This was thc fourth day thai more Grain 'Gamblers' Refuse to Take High Price Blame Exchange Officials Say Government Buying is Big Factor Hy United I'rvsn The nation'* major board of trade denied today thnt they were harboring "tullnUonHry nmnt>liTs" und bliuned high prices on natural economic causes such as Intense demand. Despite Ihelr prolosls lo President Truman's charges, tho Department of Justice already hud stalled mi liwvstignUon ol Rrnln marketing practices, John T, Ciilhano, president of thu Minneapolis Exchange, suld that any Investigation of unlln markers would show lhat government buying, not speculation, had .shot wheat prices upward. Yesterdiiy, while President Truman was telling a press couierenci! lhat Attorney General Tom C. Clink was digging Into speculation on nil of tlio nation's gniln and fiber exchanges, wheat went to »3.0T) a bushel and held a nootl portion of lus • galn.s lliioiiHli lhe day. > Grain sjiokesinen said lhat a bii'l crop yeur, big mivernmeiit expot'L hiiying (inolas. and economic conditions had caused thu rise. In Los Angeles, Prancbi A. Tins- low, president ol thc New York Curn Exchange, echoed other market, of- (Icers. He said that rising prices ol grain were caused by thc IHW of supply nnd demand. Scarcity of grain, he suld. meant higher prices. According to thr litlr*d siiitl.s- ttcs of Ihe Labor l>c|mrtinriii re- tall prices loday were mure limn 2i per cent higher tlian at (In- same time liu( year. Basing Us flumes on Oct. II, the Labor Department said lhe American people paid 1 1-2 times as much today as In 1026 for 900 basic coiu- inodllles on the wholesale level. And those commodities were 3S,4 per cent higher than the same day Britain Chooses Middle Ground In UN Wrangling I,AKG SIKJCKSS, N. Y., Oct. (U.P.)—Great Britain proposed a middle-wny version ol' the American "Little UN Assembly" plan Utility lo give the world a "safety valve" for the growing tension between Kasl and West, Giving modified support to Secretary of State George C. lUar«h:iH's plan for H -year-iirouiul meeting of .the-57 tinitcil imliuiiH, Sir lliirtley ShuwciusH of Great Britain denounced Russia's velu;ment opposition to the idea, as "an excursion into the realms of phantasy." X-Rays for Food Handlers Urged County Tuberculosis Board Members Meet In Courthouse Here A move for compulsory X-rays for nil foo.l handlers In Mississippi County will he made by Ihe Mississippi Cmiuly Tulleieulosl:. Asso- clullon. It was determi- .1 at a. tneelhiH here Ilils morning of thu Association Coiirly Council. Mrs. C. O. Redmnn, executive secretary who presided after the mccllnx was opened by Mr.s Roland Green, president, said' that th 0 effnrls to make U compulsory for '-ind handlers (o lake X-rays would be begun Immediately. Other expansions In the county tuberculosis control program were also dlxni :t>d. These Included simplified lllliidr system, explained l>v Miss Mary Young, case rccordci of th c Division of Tuberculosis Control, Arkansas stale Hoard of Health. • The group voice! lo purchase. set of the new type files for Mississippi county. + In an Impassioned plea for Soviet cooperation in the proposed "Utlle Assembly," ShawcroM dls- ivowcd any Western l>ower plot to use the plan for an attack on ,lvc Security council and tlie Big Five veto |x>wur. Slum-cross scoffed at Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Y, Vlshinsky's attack on '(.he American proiKMitl. It was nothing, he said, but "a blood curdling picture of wnvinonticrs and fascist beasts', goblins mul ghosts engaged in some dark plot, some deep machination, to sub-Jugnte nnd set thc UN charter... "Wa really ought to (ry In »wny, HI far as we can, these i>liaivhi»lcs, these f Iliesc neuroses and try to line International politics llilnt oilier than a pel KtruKicIc Khcreby one t» set (he better of Ooandl. voted the AM. K thnt the assessment for "education and organizing." "We'll have to explain the political situation, naturally, in educating our members," he added. Green said he presumed (he Jltsllce Department would have lo initiate any action against the AFL. In Hie meantime, he sa'.d the AFL would go ahead with is plan^ The new executive council — minus miners' president John L. Lewis— scheduled Its first meeting today to put the public relations and political action program Into effect. The convention raised the per capita assessment to prcvldc $1.000.000 to work for repeal of the Tart-Hartley act and gave the council authority to make emergency assessments up to 28 cents per member per .vcar that would yield another $2,000,000. Big French Plane In Safe Landing Off Spanish Coast PARIS, Oct. 17. mP)'— A frcnch transport plane with 44 persons on board made a forced landing in the Mcdllerranean between Marseille and Oran yesterday, but n spokesman for the air line said today that all had been rescued and taken to Cartagena, Spain. The twrf-englne Bristol plane belonged to Compagnle de Trans- than 1,000,000 persons who live in i |1 [ >rt A(!rlcn Inlcrnatlon, a Frcnch a year ago. It naid,. In New York, however. City Markets Commissioner Euuenc U. Schnli suld lie believed most prices were a little lower than a month ajjo. He said consumer resistance caused the drop. Schuli said prices had dropped from "ope to ten cenls on most foods except bacon, milk and mur- garinc." At, ^the same lime hu not- obsnv- week lliiin lul)y ,-. Ml tt jxiultrylcss iiirsday varied wldelj jesUutay but thc prices of eggs lor flllui'fs delivery slumped again. At Chicago,' the October egg contract dropped 13 ccnt.s a dozen ycs- lerday to 51.30 cents. A month ago loday they were 56.30 cents a dozen, five cents higher. In New York, however, shops .specializing in ham and C^KS titid their business picked up. Those complying with thc request to omit egus from ^heir menus, suld their busi- icjvi was off as much as 2fi per cent., Senator Arthur C'i\]Jlivr, K., KUM., said in Topcka, Kan., lluil thc cost of Kovernnirnl was more Inflated than the coat ol (noil In 1946. "Government cost every man, woman and child »31li apiece." he snid in hU magazine, Capper's Farmer, 'while lhe footl each one ale cost only »302. Owen M. Richards, general manager of the American Dairy Association, said In Chicago that thc dairy Industry was selling butter at Ic.ss than the cost of production-almost 20 ccnU a pound lower tlian last year. He told Federal Tood Chairman Charles Luckman that Ihe government should encourage production by the dnlry cow, "thc most efficient food-making machine in Ihe world.' II. A'.ilrj .t llur- named a member thh. mamlu|t >; wus eeplng outlying districts of Paris or in its j "Krter line. The spokesman said of lhe plane's two engine* hitch-hike to their Jobs in thcj ?""• , &ml I orced , thc 1>llot to ' the plane down In thc sea. suburbs have had to walk, bicycle | The Mississippi County Board of Education will meet here Oct. to consider a petition requestin merger o! Pawheen School District No. 45 with Lenchville District No. 40 and formally approve consolidation of Box Elder District No. 22 with the Leachville district. The Box Eldcr-Lcachvillc consolidation was approved by voters of the smaller district in a special election held there last Saturday. Approval of the board is required, however, to complete the merger. Merger of both districts with the Leachville District, If approved, will increase the lattcr's assessed valuation of S949.094 and 11.5 enumeration to 1,390. Assessed valuations and enumerations of the three districts follow: Leachville. »6792«7 and 1.109: Paw- i hecn. $134.001 and 152; and Box ! Elder, J135.806 and 129. ' city. Twenty-five thousand members of the merchant navy were still oa strike and Ramadier still was con- fronnFd by the threat of a general strike on Monday If the Communists find they have lost popular strength in Sunday's nationwide municipal elections. While Ramadier had refused to deal with the subway workers tin- til they were back on the Job. he had given the gas and electrical workers an 11 per cent raise that, they demanded. The Communist newspaper Ce Soir said the settlement in favor ol I the gas and electric union was a "workers" victory. The genera] feeling was that Ramadier was anxious to show his readiness lo make con- cc-ssions If unions did not simultaneously hold a pistol to his head. At the time the plane was »bout 50 miles off the Spanish Southeast coast, near Cartagena. A Spanish steamer nearby picked ip the 39 passengers and five crewmen. It was the second such accident three days, and none was lost either case. On Tuesday, the Boeing flying boat, Bermuda Sky 3ueen, made a forced landing In the stormy North Atlantic after It. •an out of fuel. Coast Guardsmen from th c cutter Bibb fought high waves to rescue [he 69 passengers and crewmen aboard. Sluto Rep. L. dette, who wo.s of the council also selected to lioad a County Speaking Committee for the Association. Dr. Ullcy S(«\.t., Other new members of the Council i.re Mrs. H. Wi Wyllo or UlyUievlllc. Chester Danclibwer and Mi's, c. \v. \vatson of Osceoln and II. W. Nichols ol Armorol. Ph1|li|i Deer, county supervisor of liuhGols, .s|X)ko to express his appreciation to tl\e Tuberculosis Association pnd Heiilth Unit for their co-operation" during the re- r.cnl X-rivy clinic Plmis for holding the clinic every two months were briefly dlsfms.sed. Dr. K !•;_ utlcy also spoke, »ny- Inu that, he "believed the mnsj X-ray survey which had been undertaken by thc association WHS the best, measure, to ronVrol tuberculosis. " Mrs. nv-thmin Ruve n brief report of the Southern Conference of the Tuberculosis As-soclatlon widen she attended nailier "M.i month In Houston, Texas. Council members at- Ibis morn- Ing's mectlni! represented Ltlxora, Bindcllc, Lcnchvllk'. Atmorcl, Osceola and IllylliDvlllc. Among them were Mays Sullivan of Hurdctte. reconlly named rcprc senlntive director of the Slate Association Hoard. N. Y. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open . 320G . 3208 3151 2950 . 3182 high 3218 3217 3156 2955 3196 low 3108 3200 3141 2945 3176 1:30 3211 3207 3145 2950 3190 Electric power for pumping oil wells first was used in 1892, In West Virginia. High of 83 Reported Highest Icmpcrature recorded here yesterday wa.5 83 degrees, according to Robel-t E. Blaylock, 'bf- flcinl weather observer. Low during last night was 61 degrees. Soybeans Prices f. o. b. Chicago open hifch low close Nov 330 331-14 328 331-1 4B Mar 330 Wl-1,4 327 330-J, Razorboch Grid Star May Turn Professional LITTLE ROCK. Oct. 17. (UPI- Formcr University of Arkansas fullback John Hoffman said today that white Dewey's Chances For Nomination Show Some Gains WASHINGTON, Oct. 17. (UP) — Gov. Thomas E. Dcwcy sllll appears to be front runner among Republicans but with the rest of thc pack gaining as o! today, one year before the presidential clrt;- llon. Tlie argument most effectively being used In l>ehair of Dcwcy is lhat he Is a nationally proven vote- getter. His supix>rtcrs insist >ie is the best vote-getter in- the Republican Party. And they cmp^i.'.ize that Dewey twice has carried New York state in gubernatorial elections though he lost a presidential contest there to Uic late FDR. Tlie reverse of that argument Is being used ngaiti.M, Sen. Robert A Tart, n, O. Many politicians speak highly of Taft in all other respects nnd intimate an inclination to silil- port him. nut more often than not they wind up by sayinp he would b c a weaker candidate tlinn Dewey. regardless of his fitness [or the Autry Urges Federal Aid For Education OSCKOLA. Oct. 17—Another effort to puss a lnw for federal aid lo education will be rinide at thc next meeUns of Congress, State Krp. L. 11. Autry told members of tlie Kiwanis Club at a meeting here last nlglil. Mr. Autry is superintendent of Hurdctte School. Discussing "Federal Aid to Education", Mr. Autry said that during thc pasv five years efforts lo pass a law for federal aid to education him: been unsuccessful but Chat at Ihe next meeting of Congress it would be "tried again." Ho also s[x)ke of other needed steps for an . improved educational program. Among tlivse was better pay for teachers. The educator pointed out that many teachers have "quit" their piotessions because of Inadequate salaries and that many teachers are not qualified for the positions they fill. Mr. Autry said that hi 1944-'45, S2.COO.OCO.Oflo was spent for education: more than $7,000.000.000 for alcohol and more than $2.000,000.000 for lobacco. •'However.' 1 he said, "a bill to come up will ask for $150,000.000 more in IS43 for public schools and lor $250,000.000 more in 1950. Ouc.st.s at the dinner meeting included the Russell J. Chibb, pastor of First Baptist Church; Harry Matclock, Franklin Sanders and all members of Junior football team. ll.il trlr otli Shawcross nlill of nny. purt of thft* ixxslng the 57 Unlli around the of problems blocked curlly council or .vtbinlpM^ln advance for next year's session of the General Assembly. He .proposed for Great Britain, however, n modified version of tho "Little Assembly" idea and emphasized that It would s've thc committee considerably more limited powers than that originally envisaged by the United Stales. Tho British proposal would al- ow lie i committee lo consider only O) mailers left lor It by the current assembly session und (2) Item* proposed by UN countries for 104B HRseiubly session. It would lie barred Irotn discussing a matter being 1 by the veto-bound Council and all of Its decisions •would require a" two-thirds rather than- R simple majority. ahnwcro.w -appealed directly t«. Soviet Dfleijiile Andrei arbmyko, seated 'only n chair away from him In the bltf political and security committee room, to end Russia's violent .objections to th« little assembly Idea. . .^ Shawcrnw .iMrl Yuir.>«l»vJ«'« detejralo hud spoken "nonsense* wlirn tin condemned (he committee as- one which ivmiltl be ''a tool »f thr United .SI.lies and n! a bloc t>f the great pmvert." On the contrary, he said, It might serve the Soviet bloc well In giving them a forum In which to prepare strong cases for next year's assembly meeting. The Philippines lined up behind tlin Little Assembly Idea, with Philllpplnes Delegate Carlos Ro- nnilos characterising it ns an 1 'ex- cellcnt opnortnnlty" for the small nations to participate In thc making and thc keeping of world peace. That marie IB in favor of th« "principle" ot thc Idea, with five- all Soviet bloc countries-opposed thus far. The United Slates pressed for action on another front, meanwhile, by calling on the Assembly to crack lhe Soviet-American deadlock In Korea and to supervise » general election there. 'I"ltc American appeal was sent to lhe Unlled Nations General Assembly in preparation for an approaching public tight with tha Soviet Union over Korea's future. It was Secretary of State George C. Marshall's answer to the recent proposal of Russia lor a prompt withdrawal of American and Russian forces from thc territory wr ft sled from Japan near the end of World War II. . lie is considering plnying profes slonal foo'tball. The .ilx foot two Inch. 210 pound backfleld man said he has already been contacted by lhe Philadelphia Eagles of the National Profe&- slonnl football league. It was Hoffman who startled Razorback fans last week with his announcement that he was leaving the university for what were described as "personal" reasons. The one-time Little Rock High School ace said he Just didn't fit Into the pattern of things at the University, where he said he fell ht couldn't do his bent. house. That kind of talk can be pretty damaging. Democratic developments nl.™ have their impact on Republican politics. Henry A. Wallace has been playing with thc third party idea for some time. He Just about has hold of It so tightly now lhat he can't let go. Weather ARKANSAS — partly cloudy today, tonight and Saturday. A low scattered showers In extreme N'Tili portion* loday. Not much chanjtf in tcmperaturs*. Tennessee Judge Dies MEMPHIS. Tcnn.. Oct. 17. (UP) ^Jmlge J. P. M. Hamncr, of the Wrst Tennessee Court of Appeals died loday in his 53rd year. J'.idge -Hamner, affectionately called "Judge Joe" by his friends, start<'d IRS law career in Memphis 40 vtMrs ago. He Is a. native of Green- \ille. Mls-s, Hamncr's father, the late Joseph Bethea Hamner, had been a planter at Greenville. He is survived b.y his widow, Mrs. Juliet Grahbcrry Hamner, and his sister, Mrs. Ralph Palisch of Memphis, Greek Freighter Hits Liberty Ship in Fog NORFOLK. Va., Oct. 17.- (UP) — Tlie Const Guard today reported that a Liberty ship being towed to R reserve anchorage was struck ip a dense fog.by asGreek freighter off Cape Henry, Va:, last night but no one was Injured and neither ship was badly damaged. The Greek freighter Demoslhc- ncs limped Into Hampton Roads early today under her own power for minor repairs. The Liberty ship SS Joseph Gale. was being towed south by the tug Montauk Point to the reserve anchorage at Wilmington, N. O.; tha Coast Guard said. Funeral Rites Tomorrow For Glenda Jean Gaines Funeral service.'; will bc rieloV4i»:^ morrow at 3 p.m. at U>»SHil»V- Church of the Nazarei '**" "'""''" Jean Gaines, five-vear-oi) tcr of Mr. and Mrs. Charlei Gnines, Highway 61 South, 5 ^ thU morning at Bljtlievllle Hospital. The Rev.'.Daniel Stafford, pastor, will officiate and burial will be at Elmwopd Cemetery. Other than her parents, the child is survived by » sister, M»vy Ruth, and her grand parents, Mr. and Mra, Roy G*ln«s. Cobb Funeral Horn* it In chwjt.