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BfcYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER o» NORTHEAST *U«-AM D , U .T. "™ . "•"- ^ •*• ' •*—• »~ *— ' VOL. XLIV—NO. Blytheville Courier Blythtville Dally New> Blylhevllle Her»M Mississippi Valley Lewter THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OK NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEABT BLYTHKVILLE. ARKANSAS, MONDAY, NOVKMIJIOK 3, 1947 Fiscal Board's Affairs Left in Muddled State High Court Refuses ^ To Elaborate on " Earlier Decision Little Rock. Nov. 3. (UP)—The Arkansas Supreme Court today refused to elaborate on its recent, ruling that the state fiscal control board has no authority to make appropriations unless specified by the legislature. The court, without comment, today denied a request for a rehearing asked on the court's ruling that the fiscal control board had no authority to appropriate money out of its emergency fund to pay the salary of a director of the Bureau of Legislative Research. The rehearing was requested by the attorney general who said that the decision of the court might he far-reaching in regard to other appropriation measures. Meanwhile two state officials. State Treasurer J. Vance Clayton and Slate Auditor ,J. Oscar Humphrey, have ordered all payments stopped on all claims allowed by the Fiscal Control Board pending clarification bv the high tribunal. former Missco Man is Accused John Lan Williams Facing Two Charges of False Pretense John Lan Williams, 39, of Los Angeles. Calif., and formerly of Blytheville and OSceola, is being held in the county jail here oil charges of obtaining money under false pretense, it was announced today by Sheriff William Berryman. Williams Rock Bucket Brigade Assists Firemen Hydrant Too Far Away to Permit Use of Fire Hose Two (ires which were reported within 10 minutes early last night sent firemen to widely separated sections of the city, one of which was without n fire hydrant and thus hampered (Ire-fighting effort* to the extent that » four-room house was destroyed and another saved only through the work of a bucket brigade. Destroyed was the home of W A. Cowaglll, who owned and occupied a house on South 21st Street near, but wiihln, the city limits When this blaze was reported shortly before 6:30 p.m.. firemen and Ihe newest fire truck from the city Hall station were busy fighting a fire which damaged a Negro cafe on Ash Street operated by the owners of Teasley and Cobb, Ncqro funeral home. The old truck from Kire Station No. I on West Main was sent lo the fire on South 21st hut only the booster tank on it c-nuld be used as there was no fire hydrant within reach of (he truck'* hose. Fire chief Roy Head said this blaze started from an oil cook stove. Half the firemen were dispatched from the Ash Street fire to the one on South 21st. They received "a lot of. good help" from neighbors who formed a bucket brigade, Chief Head said In addition to destroying Mr. Cowaglll's home, the side of an adjacent Smith. house, belonging to was scorched. Chief John Head credited the volunteers who fought the (ire with pails and tubs with saving Mr. Smith's house. "It wouldn't even have been scorcheil." he said, "if there had been a fire plug within reach." Mr. CowaRill was the sole oc- cupsnt of the house and was at home when the fire started. Meanwhile, th e Negro cafe on Ash Street received interior damage from a fire which also started from an oil cook stove. Cafe is wanted in both Little equipment was damaged 'and the and Memphis in connection | ' ir « burned the walls and one-half with allegedly fraudulent purchases ' of tlle ceiling, ctiief Head said. of automobiles, Sheriff Berryman j Smoke damage also resulted. stated. He was arrested Thursday night on South Division Street by State Patrolman C. E. Montgomery after the sheriff's office here had received a message to be on the lookout for him. At the time of his arrest Williams was driving a 1946 Ford sedan which he is alleged to have purchased from a Memphis car dealer under •the name orHarry Scott. After re- 'ceiving delivery of tl alleged "t " '" ' '' 'pany usli ratings o Wanted fa little Rock Too Sheriff Berryman stated that Williams also is alleged to have purchased a 1941 model Studebaker ^r/rotn a Little Rock used car dealer and that an investigation of purchase indicated that he,forced Caruthersville Voters to Pass On Bond Issue Extension and improving of city _, . will be sues i issues expenditures of $ 75.000 Recapitulation of World War II Casualty List Shows 75,000,000 Men Slaughtered or Mining CHICAGO Nov. 3. (U.P.)—The 57 belli K erants "on tfolli .si.ln more than 15,000,000 men. in killed and missing, Secretary of Sin saifl today m a recopitulation of casualties. 7 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* in World \v iu - II lost ;tt« George C. Miirshnll The wartime chief of staff* re-* port was released by the Encyclo- paedia Britannlca as port of »n article he has written for it'i forthcoming four-volume history of the war decade, 1»37 through 1M(. The report did not include the losses of smaller nations such as Poland «r the Balkan 3tatec. Marshall said that Russia suffered the greatest manpower losses, 7,500.000 men and wfcmen killed or rnissin, or one for every & persons in the nation's 1MO population. Germany sultcred the worst among the Axis nations. She lost 2.HSO.ODO killed or missing, one in every 25 of Ihe 1940 population. Japan. Irom Ihe beginning of Ihe so-called "Shanghai incident" in l»37, lost 1,506,000 persons or one In every 46 ot the 1940 population In the ho:nes Islands. '.'•'• Other loises in battle deaths and missing personnel were: }.', United States—286,904, or oinyin every 500 of the Ifr40 population^.' United Kingdom—305,770, w oiie In every 150 ot the population. -V British Commonwealth of Nations —452,570, or 0.0s i»r cent of the empire's population. > France—200,000, or one In every 200 of Its 1940 population. ! Italy—300,000 or one in every 1W of Us 1040 population. China—2500.000, or one in every 200 of Its 1940 population. "'I lie total cost of Ihe principal belllRcranls, both allied and axis, in military personnel killed and missing in battle exceeded 15000 000," Marshall said. ' ' "The very considerable costs 10 Ihe Miiallor countrtivi, parlieiilnrly Poland unit tho imlions in Southeastern Europe, nditrct hundreds, of thousands more lo the total." He ndded that Ilic full cost of tho war, "either In intrinsic values or In itilaiiglbles," will never be known, ami tluvt much matlu'imillcal Icrms us battle casualties, dollnr expend- ituies and similar data are "but partial and inadequate yardsticks." Christmas Seal Sales Planned Tuberculosis Ats'n President Selects Community Chairmen Mrs. Roland Green, president of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis, Association, Saturacly set the county quota in the 1947 Christmas Seal sale drive at $10,000 and announced the names of community chairmen for the sales, which begin Mississippi County, here Nov. 24. For Nortli . ^ chairmen were named for 29 communities while 18 were selected for the South half. Others will be named later for some small rural communities in which schools have not yet opened. Conservatives in Britain Ask U. S. To Steer Clear of Socialism Fight Ry R. II. SI1,U-KFOK|> United Prei* SUff Correspondent WASHINGTON. Nov, 3. (UP)-Drltuln's lending foes of socialism have warned the U. S. Congress lo "lay olf" any temptation to write into Ihe Marshall plan any demand tor a moratorium on the Hrltlsh program for public ownership of Industry, it was disclosed today, Although these Britons are opponents of the Labor government, they have said in effect: "lj>y off our economic system or exiwrlinenl. liriliiln's socialism is Britain's business. The British can fglit It; nut America can not, Hist as Britain cannot demand Hint the United Stales soclali'/e Its basic industries." + Some of Britain's leading Tories —members of Winston Churchill 1 !; Conservative Party—feel this woy nnd freely expressed their opinions to visiting U. S. Congressmen this Fall. Among them was Anthony Eden, former foreign minister—second No seals will be sold through I olll >' to Churchill in the conserva- Blylheville schools this year, it was | " Ve P" r ty power and second to pointed out and,sales will be lian- : none '" llls dislike for socialism, died through schools only in small i even Britain's mild form of It. communities where there ar« no Returning congressmen disclosed other means of distributing the that Eden 4 and others like htm seo 's. I sw ; ore that their opposition to so- To Mail Seals Nov. M ' clallsm would be exceeded only by W j]| their opposition to any American b> ' . b ° nd U " icy are approved. TJie will be $210,000 for the ,--_,-__ „ public sewer system to include new ,orce the name of J. D. Shanks of Luxora areas incorporated into the city, the j S265.000 for the city's waterworks " ' the waterworks purchase contract for the and $100,000 for to the car. He later was said to have mortgaged the car for 5500 In Kansas .City. Mo. Louisville, Ky., an d again In Memphis and sold it in Leland Miss., for |450. reports on the Investigation indicated. , | Following his arrest, county ami; state officers began an investigation, Mr. Berryman stated, and it was then learned that he was wanted m Memphis and possibly four or five other cities. Sheriff Berryman stated that it «?,T,. not been de 'ermined whether Williams would be turned over to Tennessee authorities or would be retxirned to Little Rock to face the charges ther«. Scnoo/mosfcn to Form Northeast Arkonias Club K . superintendent heville ,chools and several other principal, and supVinten- wm *> t M , MiSSip P i County Schools will go to Jonesboro tonight to at- f ndx ?" organizational meeting of Club Arkal «« Schoolmasters meeting . " Wilkins W. Fowler pervtsor of schools; Miss Rosa Hardy principal O f Blytheville High ocnooj: A. E. Cn I dwell principal of Blythcville Junior High School; »nd Superintendents R. W Ntcols of Armorel, T. w Leachville and Manila. club are CrUtende^'poTnsett'^lis! sisslppi. Craighead, Clay and Green. Heads FCC WASHINGTON. Nov. 3 (UP)— President Truman today named flan M^" in bC " Cti "S ^air- nl" 0 l l . 1 - e .. F e. d . c .™ IC ? mm «n"catIon s . of the commission. producing system. Election judges selected by the city council follow: Ward 1 — Gage Knight. Andy Shaw. Dclbert Johnson and Mrs Lillian Collins. Ward 2 — Mrs. Margaret Malin. Chas. G. Ross, Harry Malloure and Mrs- Dennis Cain. Ward S — w. B. Bernard. W M. Cryslcr. L. B. Grisham and John Chaffin. Sr *?rd 4 — Fred "L. Henley, Willie Chaffm, Mrs. L. s. Shade and Mrs. Janet Cain. Polling places follow: Ward 1 — Caruthersvllle Motor Company: Ward 2 - City Hall; Ward J _ Watkins Plumbing Shop; Ward — Malt Shop Building. Three Towns Fight Hike in Phone Rates LITTLE ROCK, Ark., NOT. t (UP)-Three Arkansas towns today had protests pending before the Arkansas Public service commission to the application of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for increases in rates chanted in 71 of the 73 cities ami towns the company serves in Arkansas The protests were lodged by the chambers of commerce in Benton Mcna and Dermott, and the pro-' testants asked that the stale agency require the company to improve service in those cities before allowing rates to be increased The hearing on the application for higher rates has been tentatively scheduled to start next February. No increase in rales Is ask- I^cttcrs containing the seals be placed In the mails here Nov. 2*, the opening date of the national seal sale drive. Named community chairmen m North Mississippi County were the following: Blytheville, Mrs. Roland Green; Yarbo, Mrs. Herbert Mullins; Manila. Mrs. W. R. Brown; Leachville, Mrs. Leroy Carter; Dell, Mrs. Malcolm Greenway; Ro«eland, Fred Davis; Number Nine, Mrs. Fred Bean; Clear Lake, Mrs Albert Burks. Chester . Caldwell; icr, Mrs. James Middle- ill, Mervin.Cook; Armo• " * ' Thompson; Half :fs. B. p. Gay; Plat Lake," Mrs. M. M. MIddleton; Promised Land, Denllis Muliins; Shady Grove, Mrs. R. c. David; Blackwater. W. T. Shockley; Rocky, Roy Roddy, Brown, Mrs. Annabell Throlkeld. Huffman, Mrs. Milton Dallas; Lone Oak, Shelby McCook; Lost Cane. Panel Harris; Whistleville, Mrs., Mavis Settlemire; Mllligan Ridge, H. G. Etidicott; Boynton, W. C. Winberry; Box Elder, Wesley Miller; Hickman, w. A. Lewis; pawheeu, L. H. Miller; Royal, Mrs. Myrtle Hurst; Redman School, Miss Doris White; Tomato. Andy Harshman; Vete.rafe» Housing Quarters Blytheville, Ed Rice.- Lilt for South Mill Co. In South Mississippi County, the. following were named community chairmen: Osceola, Mrs. J. S. McCants; Luxora, Mrs. Thornac T. Hudson; Bastett, Mrs. A. 8. Catchings; Keiser, Mrs. H. P. Dunavant; Burdette, Chris Tompkiru; Victoria, Mrs. A. M. Rogers; Carton, Driver and Grider, Mrs. Dick Cromer; Wilson, Mrs. ohn £nochs; oilier and Pecan Point, "Hit. Beth Bowden. Frenchmen i Bayou, Mri. Leslie Speck; West Ridge and Etowah, Mrs. A. C. Spellings; Hatcher, Mrs. Leon Spears; Dye», Mrs. Auitin Chaplin; Chelford, Denwood and Whitton, Mrs. Sue Nicholson; Frailer, Miss Lavonne Webb; stillman, Miss Blanch Garner; O'Donald Bend. Mrs. Ruby Martin; Shady Bend, Otis McCormick. Robert Wiley will head the drive among the Negro citizens in Blytheville. Armorel F-irm Is Entered By Burglars Burglars entered the Armorel Drug Company in Armorel last night and escaped with approximately »1,500 worth of whiskey and other items rrom the combi- ed for Little Rock and rates m| nation liquor and drug store Hughes under the proposed sched- " ~ uie would be lowered rather than increased. Weathei Arkansas-Partis- cloudy todav, tmiicht and Tucsdav showers Tuesclav. Tuesday. Scattered Slightly warmer New York Stocks p.m. Slocks iss i: New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open 3215 3235 3164 ' 2905 S22C high 3257 3248 3177 :f>54 3210 low 3235 3231 3160 2937 3220 AT&T Amcr Tobacco ... Anaconda Copper . Beth steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors I Montgomery Ward N Y central Irit Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum ... 3234 I Studebaker 3l6fl I Standard of " 2938 Texas Corp. 3220 Packard .. 1:30 3240 and several other smaller were taken from the di- Betwcen 10 and 15 cases of whiskey were taken from the liquor store items store. Although the time of tv' glary is not known. Pete The an employe* ot the store w, covered ihc break-In when thelr opposition attempt lo make further aid conditional on a moratorium of grams for public owner: basic industries, "It would be disastrous." Eden and ^Others were quoted as saying "Not inly would It defeat the Mar- mlnistrntlo shall plan before It started—it j strong Congress Heads For Bitter Scrap Government Controls And Tax Reduction In the Limelight WASHINGTON. Ngv. 3. 1UP> — Congress appeared to be lining up today for a parly-lino scrap over I proposals to tackle the twin prob- 01 pro-, | cn , s or fo] . cjgn nid and || lf | nUon hj , snip oi j reviving strong government ultocn- ' lion control and side-trucking tax reduction. ' The recommendations from iid- qunrloi's met with apposition In Republican 'BrlH,?,' "^!; 1 ? B -T"l l " tl h -cre *"«<!, developments to British people-labor, [ cate the trend of They w'a: rally ,,th« liberals, and conservatives alike— SO'-solIdly behind the present labor government as even an indirect attempt by the United slates to attack Britain's domestlu program through the Marshall plan. These reports coincided with expressions of alarm in high administration quarters that much of the congressional opposition • to the program may center on the socialist Issue. There is a large and outspoken group in Congress and American business which feels that the United States should not contribute another dime to any European country that continues "experiment" in socialism. The administration Indl- admlnlstratfon 1. The President's Council of JCe- onomle Advisers recommended allocation of grain, steel nml other shnrlaec Items to domestic consumers and extension of export controls which expire Feb. 20. It said taxes should be kept hl»h "for the immediate future" to finance the foreign aid program and case inflatlona pressures at home. 2. Secretary of Commerce W. Avcrell HaiTimnn, In n report to Congress, also nsked for extension of export controls "lo protect the ry Laborites Lose Many Offices As Britons Vote Conservatives Win Bur National Policy Remains Unchanged BY HOMKH JKNK9 (United 1-rew Stuff Cnrre.pondent) IXDNDON, NOV. 3. (UP) _ The ruling labor party refused today to accept its losses In Saturday's im- tlonwldo municipal elections as a swing away from Socialism and Snored (he demand of Winston urchlll's Conservative Pnrly for new parllnmeiUnry elections The resulld showed Hint ih r conservatives made a net gain of 818 municipal council seals. Tho i,a- bnrlUw, who won control of parliament | n July, 1(145, showed a •I loss of 044. Of 1,737 conservative eandldntcs 1.260 were elected. Of 2.QOO Lab-' orlle candidates, only 824 won scuts Independent cniidldalcs won IOSO senls; the liberal*—who arc Included In Ihe onixislllon to the Labor Party-won 140. 'me Communist Had I!)-i candidates entered, but not one managed lo win. " a .splendid vlclory over Ihe Inept and wrong-headed forces which already have led us far along the road' to ruin at home mid abroad...Hie best thing that has happened lo our country since Ihe electoral disaster of 1045" Churchill said. "The result is disappointing, but this Is no |x>Iltlcal landslide," Morgan Phillips, sera-clary of the Labor 1'arty, said. "AU that has occurred Is that labor's unprecedented run of .success In the local government elections In 1045 has been temporarily halted. It Is fantastic, however, to sugnesl that a turnover of five per cent of borough council sen i.i In England and Wales represents a great swing away from labor." He accuser! tho conservatives of capitalizing on popular discontent over "Inevitable shortages and restrictions". "One satisfactory feature Is that In many areas the labor vote wcnl up considerably- as compared with a year ago. although tho seat wns lost." Phillips said, "Neverthelew de-spile this setback, labor control) 100 towns and cities and remains the largest single party In mnny other areas." War Crimes Gourt Convicts 14 Nazis And Frees Three NUHKNBISKG Nov. 3. (U.P.)-U. Gen. Oswald Pofil, fmmcr wdmiiystnUlve chief of the Nazi S. S. and thr«*d vlclod of war crimes today and '••• found guilty Konrtcon of tlm fornior Nuzis weVe wirjcTuncs Hud tnmos R B nIii8t lumianity. " George Lcrncr.'S. 6, supply chief; Arthur S. "Todd" Harrison, ijly- tlievillc attorney, has bi'on elected In (he Hoard of Director of Arkansas College In Datesvllle, It was announced toilay. Mr. Harrison h a sradimle of the Arkansas i.nw School In Uttlc Rock ond bccan practice In iily- Ilicvlilo two months ogo. HI> Is the son of circuit Judso nnd Mrs Zal n. Harrison of lll.vihcvlllc Ho was elected | o rill the va- Freedom Train May Extend Tour To Other pities . Rep. E. C. ITook) Gainings of West Memphiii. today Indicated in a letter lo thoCh*mber of Commerce Train" here that'tho "Freedom will not stop In Blytheville because Its nation-wide tour must conform to a rigid Itinerary; Rep. Gathlng's letter was In re ply to correspondence from the aiiamberof Commerce which sought ils aid In arranging a stop here for the "Freedom Train." now touring country as a mobile museum of ilstorlcal American documents. Enclosed In the representative.'! u- j - - — • •••*. etter- was a letter sent him by Wll to i ° om( ' stlc economy and promote the I Ham W. Engle, secretary to Thomas to , foreign policy of the United States." DV ~ ' ' „,„ i c Illrtl >er requested continuation pared for the ••socialism" fightT,' iL O ±?--° f - DCfC "- Trnnslloll ° Congress. Top officials are pro- 1 P will be '" "se of box cry from communism, some Americans feel that communism and socialism are out of Ihe same pocket, overlooking the fact that 11 1 ,'"' they are todsvy, moat , bitter en- tlon em lee. Legionnairei to Meet In Manila Next Sunday Rep. E. c. Oathiugs of West Memphis will be principal speaker at the Fifth District meeting of the American Legion to be held Sunday In Manila, it was announced today by J. M. -Cleveland, district commander. Approximately 300 Legionnaires are expected to attend the meeting, and several state department officers also plan to be present. Members of the Herman Davis Post In Manila will Ije hosts. The group will attend church services at 11 a.m. Sunday. A lunch at Ihe hut will follow. The business session is scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. . are preparing a reduction bill. Hut statement* prominent Republicans also indicated trouble ahead for nlloca- proposals. Sen. Joseph H. Ball. R., Minn « Se« CONGRESS on Fxft JO Ministers Plan Union Service On Thanksgiving The Blytheville Ministerial Alliance held Its monthly meeting this monilng at the First Presbyterian church with the Rev. Harvey T. Klctd, president, In charge of the meeting. Plans for the union Thanksgiving services to be held Nov. 27 at tho First Methodist Church were discussed. Tii c Rev. E. c. Brown | pastor of First Baptist Churchi will be the speaker at tlii.V service. Also discussed during the meeting was the Appreciation Dinner" to be given Dec. 4 for all teachers in Ihc Blytheville School System. Mercury in Thermometers here 'oves Three Degrees in 36 Hours N J 691 8 34 1'4 1003:4 63 1!4 IR71J2 361J4 59 S 4 56314 U V2 8S1I2 81 2 . 28 I 3 glary. 85,81 "Soybeans ., opened for the dny, said today t... it is believed to have occurred around 2 o'clock this morning. The burglars gained entrance to Ihc store by going through the lobby ol the Armorel Post Office, which Is located in the same building and breaking the lock on a side door. Deputy Sheriff Erwin Jones of Blytheville Is investigating the bur- 7738 585,8 3 114 Nov. .. Mar. .. open . 351 . 34« high lo 351 349 34« v an inch of rain fell here ie week-end and overcast jjinited the mercury's movc- o lo an unusually short fall irom high to low yesterday as the temperature wns the lowest recorded so far tins j-car. On the coldest day so far this Fall, the mercury yesterday went no higher than 55 degrees."Saturday was the second coldest day so far, with a high of 62 degree*. Coldest previous day was Sept. 26. when a high of 87 degrees was recorded here. Unusual was the narrow "spread'' between yesterday's high of 55 de- close i grees and the low last night of 52 351 34«',4B degrees. Such small differences between the high and low as this three-degree change only happen on days such as yesterday, when a heavy overcast blankets Ihe sun's rays. The three-degree change in temperatures actually extended over a 36-hour period because the low during Saturday night was &4 degrees. A total of, .97 of an inch of rain Icll over the week-end. Saturday's rair.fall was .74 of an Inch while .23 of an Inch fell yesterday. This brings the tolal rainfall for the past eight days to 5.46 liich-s, marking the rainiest period recorded thus far this year. Hainfall during Ihc last week in October—nearly four and one-half Inches—exceeded Ihe 3.91 Inche-s which (ell during the entire month tn 1!H6. , D'A.Drophy, president of tile American Heritage Inundation, whlcli Is sponsoring the "Freedom Train. Mr. Englc's letter staled: Train was carefully planned to include stops In each state and in approximate proportion to population. In order to tour the entlr,! country, it is necessary to adhere to this itinerary," Mr. Englc wrote, however, that an extension of the tour 'was being considered and that if this took plane, the Blytheville Chamber's letter would be "given every consideration." Jurors Hear Testimony in Larceny Case A Jury this morning in the Clilckiuawba District of Mississippi County circuit Court heard testimony and arguments In the case of Arthur Deck of Leachville charged with burglary and grand larceny. Beck was arrested with Raymond Allen, also of Leachville, June 7 in connection with a series of home burglaries In Leachvllle. Allen entered a plea of guilty early last week. The case was expected to go to the jury this afternoon. Larkln of Hattiesbtirg. Robert Miss., was docketed this morning on charges of forgery and uttering. He was arrested here Sept. 28 and accused of cashing a worthless check at an Osceoln Jewelry store. When arrested, he gave po- lies his name us Robert L. patter- son. Crash Victims' Bodies Removed from Mountain KET1HIKAN. ALASKA. Nov 3. rUP>— The bodies of all 18 persons who died In the crash of a Pan American DC-« on Ml. have been recovered, Coast Guard officials announced today. The bodies were being carried down (he West slope of the rucgcd mountain by Coast Guard crews and CAA employees today. A steady snowfall that laid s foot of new snow on the mountain added to the difficulty of the operation. cancy caused by die retirement of an El Dorado director. • Arkansas College, a Prcsbytcilnn i school, Is the oldest college In Arkansas and is governed by a 24- man board. Members of the boar are clccled by a synod which Is composed of (he pastor and one elder In each PrcsbytcNtm Chiirc* in tlin slate. rj i rranz Kircnschmalx, S, 8. admlnfc- DOQrd'' tmUv « official, and Karl Somnftr au S. S. officer who handled slavt , Inbor allocations, received th* death 'penally with Pohl. The verdict* were handed'down by an American War Crimes Tribunal, headed by Robert Toms De- Iroit, Mich. Three of'the defendants were acquitted. All Ihe convicted dot mans were found tnilliy of taking part In th. Nazi extermination program In con- cenlratlon camps. Pohl maintained his sneering attl. tudc throimhout the trial, llstonlna without expression lo the evident presented against him and his lieutenants. He was convicted of play- UK ft major role In the cxtermina^ lion of Na/,1 prisoners, destruction of the Warsaw Ohetlo. and the fur- mo,fi £,wrlmcnl" "" "' * f °' Besides Pohl, major defendant! who were convicted Included' ' August Frnnk. Pclil's deputy. Th« coiii-L commented in his case thai 'robbing tho dead even without the jolfenso of killing Is und always luu been « crime." : Hcliw Kurl Fnnslnu, S.3. person- Hans Loernor. s.3. nuance olfi. ccr He "took .1 consoling part In inul wns connected with operation or concentration ennips which op- oiAied wllli a program of slave labor throughout tho war." • • -'' .- th^q'q 0 Lo p r " or - ""I'fl'y ehlvf foi tho S.S. and concentration camps I hey were -expected to be sell- Icnccd later lortay. Truman Sees * Cities os Hope Of Democracy I IfundsforTPul In Chest Budget . . , —President Truman' fooiued 'attention on housing and fond conservation today In a letter addressed lo the opening session of a five- day 1 conference of the American Municipal Association. The President asked the delegates representing more thon 8,000 municipal governments to bring their "seasoned Judgment" to bear on housing "to provide decent homes for veterans within their financial means," "The municipalities have fic- mienlly demonstrated their patriotic concern . . . and proarcss has been made toward finding a solution for the serious lack or rental housing and Increasing Ihc amount of low-rent public Truman wrote. "Another Important area of local responsibility." th e ' letter stressed, "Is the cooperation by farmers, housewives, and Industry hi every community which Is needed if our food conservation program Is to save the millions of bushels of Krnln we must ship to hungry nations overseas." The President said the Association would, no doubt, "re-exainlnc the fiscal relationships of the three levels of government; federal, stale and local, with a view 1947 Campaign for 526,780 Gets Under Way Her* Tomorrow th« ictlvi- Of the four oifinnlzntlons added for the first llmo to the list oi groups benefiting from the Com- munlty chest, niythevllle "Y Inclusion of flu brought the greatest Increase in the 1947 budget •' lo support "Y"/activities, *10,23S s being sought this year nnd th« budget .included this amount for use by that organlznUon. The niythevlllo "Y" was organlz- cd slightly more thnn two yearj ago and during that period has developed rapidly In Its program •! and the number of contacts. Thui far this year, the ."Y" has mads «• total of 117.248 contacts with young people In Blythcvilli- through Its sports program, clubs. Daj Camp an<l playground ' activities. Of this number npproxlmatelj 11,000 have been spectators at various activities, while the rest have been nctiml participants In phase of the "Y" program. The "Y" club program Includci groups for both boys nnd girls men and women. Boys' clubs began with the Indian Guides, n fa- aonn toward developing recommcntla-! "'"-and-son club-for boys s|c to lions which should lead to Im-l, ,° ycar -' old - Tnc Gra-Y group proved utilization of governmental' cludcs b °y s ln tne fourth, fifth revenues." i n "d sixth grades and'the Junior Mr. Truman concluded Mint' "l" Y ls scl l| P for Junior high American cities, lowns ond villagesi ichO01 b ° ils ' "are the testing ground of dcmo-l For senior high school boys there crallc Rovcrnment. Here, Vhcrcl '" H>» Senior HI-Y. Girls have com- evcry citizen meets and deals with' Parable groups In the Gra-Y Jun- the governmenlal P roces.s dally and " - - - directly, lies the hope and future of democracy." the governmenlal process dally and ior Tri-Hi-Y and Trl-Hl-Y. In the process of development here are Phalanx and Gradale Clubs for young men and women from the age of 18 through the middle 20's. "Y" officials explain these clubs as "outlets for young ireoplc tn their desire for group murder; activity." Pope Countian Faces Three Murder Charges RUaSELT,VILLE, Ark, Nov (UP) - first degree mure... charges were filed In Pope County I Circuit court today agalust 32- year-old Robert Jones, confessed I slayer of his mother-in-law, bro-! ther-in-law and a friend. Charges were filed by Deputv Prosecut- i ing Attorney R. M. Phldriy after Jones told officers that he killed the trio because of their Inter- j fercnce in his marriage. The dead were: Mrs. Nancy lhansley, his 55-year-old mother-1 Commons Hears Polish Leader Safe in Britain LONDON. Nov. slaw Mikolajczyk, held near Pottsvllle yesterday. Jew Assassinated JERUSALEM. Nov. 3. (0Pt — Masked youths today burst into the Jerusalem home «f Sgt. Shalom Gu- rcvlty,, Jcwlah employe of the Criminal Investigation Division of Palestine Police, thrust his wife aside, and shot him to death. Police authorities attributed the assassination of Gurcvitz «o the Jewish underground. He was understood lo have received threatening letters warning him to quit BOllce work. I (UP)—Stanl-, Polish Peasant lisappeared weel before last, arrived in England by plane today, a Foreign Offlci siwkesman announced in the Houa of Commons. * Foreign Undersecretary Christopher Mayhew told Commons that Mikolajczyk arrived at Marston Air Field, a Royal Air Fore* airdrome In Kent. The Commons announcement resolved one of the greatest postwar mysteries—the disappearanci of Mikolajczyk, leader of the opposition to the Communist-dominated government of Poland. The starfish has one *3t «C » wch of Its fiv* urns.

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