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BLYTHEVILEE COURIER NEWS TH« DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND BOUTHKAVT HIWOIIM ;*"*» Courier MrtherilU D*Uy Newt. Mississippi Valley U*der Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER «, 194T New Corporation May Administer 4id for Europe HOUM Commit*** May Delay Action On Marshall Plan BY GEOKGE f. BHDY, JB. tNnlied PTM. SUff C.rtMp.uil.m) WASHINGTON, MOT. «. (UP)— The special HOUM Committee on foreign Aid wu reported today to favor *ldetr«*kin» the long-range Marshall pl»n at the coming (pec- la! WMlon of Congreea and aoooen- rratlng on immediate «V>P-tap aid tor Western Europe. The committee was called Into »es- «on again today In an effort to oomplet* recommendation* lor an emergency program. Members were reported to be In aharp fflepuU over methods of administering such aid but Chairman Christian A. Herter R., Mass., said there was "some possibility" a report would be approved by nightfall. Sentiment In favor of confining the Nov. n special session to stopgap aid developed at a lengthy session yesterday. Members were said t'elleve that consideration of the shall plan should be delayed un- iext year. Their tentative agreement was reported to include a "strong" recommendation that the Army be directed to make every effort to rebuild the German economy as the key to European reconstruction. One member told reporters the whole program would collapse unless' this •were done first. The deliberations of the special House group have been ahioudtd In secrecy. But tome meinben acknowledged that major arguments had already shaped up on methods of administering foreign aid. A serious point of contention was Herter's proposal to create a new government corporation, responsibli to Congress, to handle a large parl of the program. This plan would deprive the State Department of top authority. Democrats claimed it also would inter- fere'with the President's constitutional right to appoint administrators for federal programs. '. 1 A 19-m«n "citizen*' committee." headed by, Secretary of Commerce yt. Averell Harriman, was also uh- jirrstood to favor » .separate relief agency. This group, like Herter committee, kept its deliberations under wraps and refused to Issue any public statements. * " The Hoi divided o; benefit*; gram;'"its 1 ; grant imrni Italy and possibly to .Britain. The exact amount of aid to be recommended was not dlsolosed. -Meanwhile, form tr Secretary ft IP ate James F. Byrnes warned that any mid nippUed to Europe must be granted "with full realization of ihe facts,'' Byrnes said "adequate aid" would ultimately lead to higher prices and domestic shortages of 'supplies. Therefore, he told an audience in Winston Salem, .-N. C., we "must restore some controls." "We submitted to price controls and rationing to win the war," ne said. "We should be willing to submit to some modified controls In order to preserve the peace." Support for the Marshall plan also came from Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York: but he qualified It with the stipulation that it be administered on a businesslike and truly bipartisan basis. " , Price of Meet Declines, But Cause Disputed (By VnitoA Pre**) Meat price* In 13 citiw 'acrou the nation have declined generally in the month Mnce Pre«ident Truman announced hi* food conservation program, but authorltle* dU- agreed today on nMoo* for the drop. Mr. Truman aald when h* announced the program tn 'a radio broadcast Oct. *. that the «*mp»lgn would conserve needed grain for shipment to Europe and also reduce rising food costs at home. Th* Ameriean Meat Institute, apokeemtn for the major meat packer*, »aid th*£ the drop Wat due primarily to a *e**on«l lncr*u« In the production of meat, eapeotally pork. Rowerer, Oharle* Luckman, chairman of the Citiien* Pood Committee said in Chicago thi* week that meat prices had gone down because of a "slackening of public demand as the result of meatless Tuesdays." A United Press survey chowed that pork chops and T-bone steaks cost less than they did a month ago in 11 of the 13 cities polled. Lamb and rolled rib roasts showed decreases in seven of the cities and were priced the same as a month ago In tour other places. Chicken cost less in five ol the cities polled, but more In three others. None of the cities reported decreases in the cost of fish, but eight said there had been no change in fish prices. The largest decrease in any item was reported in the price of T-bone steaks at DCS Moines, la. The price of pork chops .was down as much as X cents a pound at Salt Lake City, Utah, and San Francisco, with other cities report- Ing decreases of from 6 to 14 cents a pound.- Probe of Grain Prices Proposed Inquiry it Favored By GOP Leaden In Washington;' WASHINGTON. Nov. «. (U.P.)— A ; Republican leader said tod a that the proposed congressiona investigation of grain prices prob ably, .will have »n important bear ing on the fate of any price legis latton suggested by President Tru- Woman, Crash Victim, Linked With Theft Ring ROOK, Ark., NOV. s— deral Bureau of Investigation officials and members of the State Police were continuing their search today for a member of an alleged auto-theft ring, following the death of a second member of the gang In an automobile crash near Forrest City. Police *aid they are looking for Lawrence Duncan, alia* 'Bob Williams, a* a member of the ring and Jor questioning m connection with an $90,000 night club holdup in Birmingham recently. The search for Duncan moved out Into the open yesterday when flgt. Glenn Garrett, slate patrolman itstloned at Forrest City, revealed that an auto-crash victim there wa» wanted for questioning in auto the.'t* in Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and other states. Tlie cars were allegedly sold at auction In Little Rock. The victim was Mrs. LouUe W. illiam*, 25-year-old North Little S: resident who was killed, along ii her three-year-old daughter, when Ihe car she was driving plow- ad into a trailer-truck. Officers said they believed ahe was en route to Memphis to meet Duncan at the time of the accidsnv And Sgt. Garrett addfli that they were of the opinion that the car she was driving had been stolen: Melvin Williams, estranged husband of Mrs. Williams, was to return the bodies of his wife and daughter to Chattanooga, Tenn., for btirlal today. Mercury Drops to 42 Indicating the nearness of Winter, the mercury here tumbled during last night to a low of 42 degrees to tie thc lowest reading of the season which was recorffcd Sept. 22. Highest temperature recorded here yesterday was 67 degrees, according to Robert. E. Blaylock, official woalaer obterver. ing , of tiie Joint Committee on the Bco- nomic Report. The Banking Committee • presumably would consider -iny anti-inflation/legislation. Just what type 'of price program Mr. Truman.will propose has not been disclosed. But whatever it is Wolcott said, the results of the gram price Investigation will be n factor In its consideration. The grain Investigation was demanded yesterday by. the exchanges at Chicago, Minneapolis and Kansas City, and Sen. Robert A. Taft, R., o., chairman of the economic committee, said he would recommend that it be undertaken. Taft charged that tlie administration is "squarely to blame" for current high -prices. He said the government had ailed to limit exports to South America and other areas where the need is not critl- we consider "Certainly before rationing our own people, we might ration exports to South America," in recalling provide aid he said. President Truman, Congress Nov. 17 to for Europe, said some legislation also would be necessary to keep the lid on domestic prices, Chlorine Gas Explodes, Taking Toll of 76 Lires HELSINKI. Nov. (UP) — Dense clouds of smoke and chlorine gas late today still covered the West Finnish port of Rauma where a pulp mill explosion last night killed at least 16 workers. Forty-nine seriously wounded and poisoned workers were still in hospitals, and rescue squads were searching the ruins of the plant for possible additional casualties. Seventy people were released from hospitals after first aid treatment. The accident occurred Wednesday afternoon when a large tank containing chlorine ga* exploded, setting the whole plant ablaie. Truman Places \kl to Europe Ahead of Prices Prttidcnt ExprvtM* Hop* Congr«»t Will Act Quickly WASHINGTON, Nov. «. (UP) — •resident Truman said today that he want* the special session of Obn- jress to act first on emergency aid or »irope before taking vp what he regard* u tlie equally Important problem of aontrotitng prioe* and Inflation. The Pre*ideot alto Wd a new* inference that he will send a sep- irate, comprehensive message either o the specinl session or to the regular session next year dr-allng wllh .he Marshall plan lor long-range European recovery. Repeatedly Mr. Truman said the natters of the problem of emcr- !«ncy aid and high prices go side >y side jn equal importance. But he expressed the hope thai Congress would act first on the emergency aid program. He salij (lie House and Senate would be told this plainly when they convene on Nov. 17. (Some, ot Mi. Truman's lieutenants In Congress had said that he would be willing to see the price matter go over to next year If congress would enact emergency Bid to Europe and the Marshall plan by Jan. 1.). J Prices-Aid Go Together In stressing the equal importance ot emergency aid and high prices, the President said there is no use appropriating the money for 100,- COO.OOp bushels of wheat If It would buy only 25,000,000 bushels. His separate message to the Congress on the long-range Marshall plan will be based on the many reports the President has been receiving lately on the European economic situation and the effect of the American foreign aid program on .the economy of this country. - Mr. Truman said he did not know when Ihls message would be ready, but that he would see to its preparation as soon as possible. Secretary of State George C. Marshall will present the outline of the plan to congressional committees on' Monday. Shuns Tax Controversy The President also made it plain that.he had no intention of sending any tnx message to the special session of Congress. He indicated (Hit. lie still oppose.? consideration ofTfix .matters during the special seSsionj But the Republican* may force^the issue. ' \-,'^.; \ .,. • lie was asked about a statement by Rep. .Robert L. Doughton, D., N. C., ranking minority member of the House Ways and Means Committee, that Mr. Truman would veto any tax . reduction bill passed at the special session, Mr. Truman said he would take care of this situation when it came to him. Asked whether he would make any tax recommendations, the President advised his questioner to wait for his annual nicssage to the regular session of Congress in January. He said that his message to the special session would be confined entirely to the two points he had announced in his call—interim foreign aid and inflation. Reminded that recent public opinion polls showed that many voters did not understand the foreign re- conslructionSiroblem, the President then disclosed his plans for a later separate message on the long-range recovery program. He said he had been working on. a plan to put the long-range program before the country in as simple terms as possible. Democrats Find Encouragement In OffrYear Election Returns Br DCAN W. DITTMEtt Unite* PTM* 'staff ComtpoMltnt WASHINQTON, Nov. «. (U.P.)— DumooraUa hop** for vto«o*y to th* 1M8 presidential and concre**ional election w«r» bol*t*r*d Io4*y b» «*ln* In T\ie*da)r'a widely *e*.tt«fed municipal *4e«Uon*. Republloan* countAed. with the argument ttu* etty tUminni w*rt d*t*«mlned on local l**u«*. and that H wa* "meretf wishful thinking" to draw any conclusion* from them with re«l>eet to th* national picture. What do** count, aecordioc to* — _____ OOP National Ch**rauui CaJroll Reece, i* that in »Ut special congressional elections ilnce the GOP took over congress lut, year, th* Republicans have not Jo»t a ***,t. "I can recall no oilier rear fan- mwllately following a conem-ion*. *l*«tlon In which fen* party which won that election did not Nfier a loss fa «p*ci*J (twiton*," Sfeece Mid, Th**« eongre*t>ionat ejection* were held In Wisconsin. Wuhlngton, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Ohio. In three congressional flections Tuesday, Republican* wer* elected Teachers Okay Proposed Laws AEA in Convention Seeki Removal of Taxing Limitation* Armed Bandits Seize Savings Bank's Fund* CLEVELAND, Nov. 6. <U>— Two armed bandits held up the State Savings »nrt Loan co. during the noon rush hour today and escaped with an undetermined »mo;vv>t of cash. New York Stocks 1 +m. Stock* A T and T 1*5 5-8 Amer Tobacco 63 i-2 Anaconda Copper 34 3-8 B«t,h Steel 96 Chrysler »2 3-8 Coca Cola 181 1-4 Gen Electric 35 5-8 Gen Motors '.. 96 7-8 Montgomery Ward K W Y Central 13 5-8 Int Harvester *a 1-8 North Am Aviation 83-8 Republic Steel »7 i-8 Radio 81-4 Socony Vacuum ,. 163-4 Studebaker 301-4 Standard of N J i 767-8 Texas Corp & Pickard 5 1-S U S Steel 75 In Indiana and Ohio, and a Democrat In New York with no upsets. This Reece said, can only menu that the voters are pleased with the record of the Republican eon- gress. Most Important Democratic victory Tuesday was In Kentucky where they recaptured the governorship after a four-year OOP regime. Sen. J. Howard McGrath, Democratic national chairman, said this was "gratifying, but not unexpected." Democrats Jubilant Democrats were happiest over tlie winning of several Important city elections. "That will help us build a stronger organization for the 1848 elections," a spokesman sdldT "The party in power In a city administration has a better chance of getting out the vote In a national election." "On that score we hove a right to be justly happy about the outcome of Tuesday's elections," he said, He specifically mentioned Indianapolis where the Democrats ousted a GOr* mayor after five vear« of Replblican administration.' Democrats also won the Gary, and n. Wayne, Ind., mayoralty contest*. Altogether the Democrat* won 53 mayoralty contests to 49 Republicans In Indian: publicans formerly had 74. In New York State the Republicans won 21 mayoralty contests to 19 for the Democrats, but the Democrats pointed out that they won contests in Buffalo, Schenectady, Syra- citse and Niagara Pnlls--nonna]ly Republican. ' " Pastor Accepts Call to Church In Shawnee, Okla. Resignation of the Rev. R. Scott Balrd as pastor of the First Christian church here to accept a pastorate at First Church in Shawnee, Okla., \vas anouncetl today. He has served here for five and one-half years, and will leave Jan. 1 to begin his work In Shawnee. The Rev. and Mrs. Baird came to Blytheville from Billings, C*la., and his mother still lives at Meeker, Okla., which is only 13 miles from Sliawnee. The Rev. Mr. Baird Is a graduate of Phillips University, Enicl, Okla.. and received his Doctor of Divinity degree in 1942 While In Blytheville'the minister has been active In civic affairs and served as president of the Blytheville Ministerial Mliaoce 1945. He Is a member of thc wanis Club, the Board of Direc- „,,..;_„ tors for Mississippi County Tuber- !'„, !r culosls Association, arid the Bly- thevllle "T". During hi* pastorate here the membership of the First Christian Church has grown from 140 to more than 200. and It was under his leadership and direction that the new church at 6th and Main Street, one ol Ihe most beautiful In Blytheville, was built. The Rev. Mr. Batrd and Mis Baird have two children, Robert Scott and Bethene. The Democrats icored over Republicans PennsylJ-nla'whej' ' party elected 14 r mayor«, a of eiglit for the' Democrats * In other large cities, DemocMle national headquarters took plea sure In reporting that Cleveland's Democratic mayor was relected by the biggest majority In the city's history, and that a Democrat was elected In Detroit's non-partisan election over a Republican supported Incumbent. Party Chiefs Commtrnt While Reece said the election showed confidence in the Republican Coggress, McGrath said It "reflected widespread dissatisfaction with the record of the Republican parly on national Issues." Of Ihe Kentucky gubernatorial race, Reece said the "cold .facts are, that the Democrat registration in Kcntucy exceeds the Republicans by about 150,000." In the two elections preceding the 1943 GOP victory, he said. Democrats won by 117,083 In 193D and 95,158 in 1935. "Keeping these facts In mind," he said, "It will be realized that Kentucky Republicans made a showing yesterday which justifies real hopes that the electoral vote of that state may be cast for the Republican president to be elected." McGrath said a Republican ef- lorl to Inject the Tart-Hartley bill Into the Kentucky gubernaloral race "backfired." The Republican candidate hart championed the law. "The general indignation over Republican high prices was also an Important factor In the Republican defeat in Kentucky," McGrath said. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nor. ».— (DP) -T, Teachers attending opening sessions of Hie annual convention of the Arkansas education association voted unanimously today to support two proposed change.'! In the Arkansas constitution, The first, a planned amendment, would remove the 18-mlll constitutional local tax limit. Tile second, an Initialed act. calls tor Ihe reorganization of Arkansas' multiple school districts. A similar proposal was delealed by the voters last Fall. Tlie two changes were presented by the legislative committee to the AEA's Representative Council on Education and adopted by that body without discussion. They'will not be Mled upon by AEA members through a mall vote. In other action the council nominated two candidates for president during the coming year. The final official will be elected by mall and It will be some time before he Is known. Nominated today were Ce*n Shuffleld, Cam-en, county »per- vlsor, *nd Lloyd Goff, Jone*bon>, •uperinietmeai of school*. One «( these men will uerced Key Nel- K>B of Hughe* a* head of th* AEA. And In itlll other action loneliness land abuse at the hand* of parents Jfor £" e —and not low salaries—were *et out «e- by teachers a* leading reasons for the shortage of qualified instructor* In the state. In a resolution ttie teacher* declared "we respectfully remind all concerned that salary problems are nqt wholly to blame for the continued shortage of competent teKhera . Many leave the profession because —^"'^"'"" futility which r e»uit* carry a pupil loader which preclude* »\i- ave becauw of Ti Wine which entries when one broad social contacts. Many leave to esccp* abuM or unreasonable patrons or In general to enter a more normal life. Notable* to Speak The program proper got underway this afternoon with « speech by Dr. Paul Whltty, direclor ol the psycho-education clinic at Northwestern, as the principal ipeaker. Other speakers this afternoon Included: Dr. Jennie Milton of the University of Arkansas; Dr. Fred T. tWlUielins, assistant executive secretary, National Association of School Principles; Dr. M. R. Owens, director of the State Department of Education Division of Instruction; Miss Betty Ludwlg, director of physical education for women at the University of Arkansas; Dr. J. W. Hull of Arkansas Tech at Russcll- vlllc; Dr. Dcwltt C. Reddlck of the University of Texas; Prof. W. J. Lemke of the University of Arkansas Journalism School; and Dr. Carl M. Horn, dean of students at Michigan State. Tonight's program will be highlighted by an address by Dr. Al- bert'Edward Wlggam, psychologist, writer and lecturer. Dr. Lewis Web- sler Jones, president ol thc University of Arkansas, will speak at a dinner session of the Arkansas Library Association tonight. Committee Asks About Hughes' JobCommitments InvMtigotort Htar About Offer Made To High Army Officer WASHINGTON, Nov. « (Up) _ A witne** iold Senate luufitl- g»tors today that Plane Maker Howard Hugh«i once "discussed" postwar employment of an army procurement officer who helped him g«t a government contract. The wHne**, Industrialist 0 W Perelle, told a Senate War Investigating Subcommittee that Hughes assured him the dlscUMiotw | m d been dropped and artvlsen him to "forget, nil about It." Fertile, now president of dor Wood Industries, Wayne, Mich., .wid Hughes paid him »330,000 for 15 months' effort to purge the Hughes warplmie 'plant of a "country club" atmosphere, He look tli* Job Percllc xnld, 011- ly after Hughes told htm to "forget" reports that die plane innker planned to hlr c MnJ, a<m, Bennett E. Meyers after the w»r. The senators, investigating $40,000.000 worth of Hughes' witrllmc plane contracts, heard yesterday that Meyers helped the Imlvislvlnl- W, get a contract to build 100 »J)fCdy photo planes for the army, Trouble Shooter Tnitirir* One of the Ihlsgs he did as trouble shooter for Hughes, Pc- relle testified,, was to fire John W. Meyer, (rec-inesuilng publicity «gent «ncl entertainer for the West Coast millionaire. Meyer got hack on Ihe Hushes payroll, liowovor. and was cnlleii before tlic subcommittee '«»t Summer (o lalk about parties he snld he throw for Army and other officials Involved In Hughes contracts. Perelle testified after Hughes attorney. Thomas A. Slack, accused the subcommittee of using "unfair tactics" In an Investigation of the plane manufacturer' tax records. ' , The «ubcommltt«e said yesterday 1U Inquiry Indicated Hughes owed $5,919,000 In back taxes Chairman Homer FCBUson, R. Mich., stated, however, that no fraud or crime was Involved. Slack Iold reporters the subcommittee u«d "unfair" methods in "secretly" canvassing Hughes' la? data. HO Insisted that th c normal procedure was for lh« Internal Revenue Bureau to make examlna- Mon* openly and above board, TeTH »f Firing M«yrr« v VpereJJs _««W itlial before golui? to work for Hughts he anked about a report he had "heard many times" that a postwar job was planned for Qen. Meyors, Hughe* told him, Perelle wild, that "ther* was some discussion'' but «rtd;cl: "There's nothing In It. Ftorget all about it." Perelle said he found "considerable l«xncs«" at Hughes' Culver City, Cal., plnnt. Hughes himself admitted the plnnt was commonly known a-s "the Hughes Country Club," Perelle te.illflcd. He said he worked In thc plnnt from Sept., 1944, lo Dec., 1015. Concerning' the chubby Meyer, Perelle said he fired him by letter In Oct., 1945, because "I had no control over him." He said the publicity man was on the Hughe's Aircraft Co. payroll but spent most of his time at the "Hollywood office." "I wanted to know what, he was doing, where he was making representations, and that sort thing," Perelle said. Molotov Asserts A-Bomb Secrets No Longer Exist M. LONDON, Nov. 6. (U.P.)— F< „, AMo4oT ot Russia told a Moscow audianci o7 Soviet and dittnitarie*. twiny th»t "lh« aecctt o* th« atom bonb * i«* long (waged to exist." A broad hint that Ruwi*, ml^rt »v* the atom bomb »ecr*t — al> though th* implication* ot 'th« «tat*ment wer* not mad< ' cam, when Molotor wldt "It t* lntere»Ung that to -_^__- slonlrt oircln of th* United 8Ute« of America a new peoullaf!»ort of " U ? i( » ha* been formed about their Internal »trength—« belief In Hi* secret of the atom bomb, I (hough thl* <ecret ha* lone ceued to exist." ' Molotov'j speech hlgh]l«titlng th* celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Uolshevlk revolution was Ihest Campaign Aids Girl Scouts $500 in .948 Budget For Financing Work Of Lone Troop Aii'n The $500 set aside In thc 1M7-48 Community chest Cumpulgn Intil- ;et for alrl Scout activities will l» >u»cd for opcrxlliuj expenses of seven trooiM In Blythevllle, Mrs. aienn o. I/«ld. president of tlic lone Troop Association, *«ld today. Tlie QUl Scout* are one ot the JO civic, youth anil welfare 01- lmtloiu here which benefit from the annual Community Ohest drive now underway. The drive, now In Its third day seeks W8.18C In contributions lo meet the budget, udoplcil for tlie coming year Approximately 140 girls belong to the four Girl Scout and three Brownie trooiw here, Mr«. Ladd snlct. Brownie Scout* are from seven to :» years olfl while tho n|je inline of Qlrl Scouts I* from 10 lo about 14 yearn. More leaden Needed With tiie #00 allocation, the Qlrl Scouts here will purchase .supplies Mid handicraft equipment [limucc social affairs, ami pay lor publicity, upkeep of the Utlle Homo at Walker Park, Insurance, welfare anil administrative expense)!. bvoadcMt'by the Moscow radio and recorded here by the Soviet monitor. Mrs. Ladrt no! "more girls would itnted out that like to take advantage of oirl Scouting if more leaders could be found." Blythcvllle has no olrl Bcout Council »o the troop* are ,rcutster- ed a» "lon» troops," *he Mid. The Ix>ne Troop Ansoclation 1* the governing body for Girl Bouot* in Blythcvllle. she explained. This group makes all plans for troop* null conducts Ihelr buslneu The Olrl scouts here maintain the Little HOUK at Walker Pafk for; use by the girli. .There »re 14 adult leaders wlio ; *upervl»«.i- the •cUvlUe* here, Mr*. Ladrt »ld, Soybeons Chicago: New York Cotton Prices f.o.b. opci Nov 357 Mi.r 352 high 361 3S5 low 357 352 close 35T.4B 352 Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open 3287 3283 321D 2915 . 1265 high 3311 3303 3233 2382 3290 low close 3286 3288 3277 3277 3206 3214 2960 2370 3265 3268 Note Found by Blytheville Police Leads to Solving of Murder Case Luxury Liner Sails SOUTHAMPTON. Nov. «. (UP) — Thc Queen Mary sailed for New York at 4:2! p.m. today with a full crew aboard alter a 24-hour delay caused by fog and a seamen's strike. The weather still was slightly foggy as the big Cunard White Star liter pulled out of the dock. Some 300 crewmen, who had walked out yesterday In sympathy with a British seamen's strike, returned to their Jobs today. A note bearing the same of a man "wanted for murder", found by Blytheville police In the pock- ctbook of a woman who was found ." unconscious near here In July, was "• ! credited today with thc apparent of thc hitch-hike slaying Tupelo, Miss., cattle dealer. Marshall county sheriff R. Lawrence Tucker revealed yesterday that Anabelle Jones. 25-year-old divorcee of Russcllville, Ala., and Demie Hemby, 37-year-old Henderson, Tcnn.. sawmill worker, had signed confessions that they killed Elbert Dlllard, 29, on the night of July 23. Dlltard was shot, beaten and robbed, officers said, after he had given the couple a ride in his truck. The Slaying took place on a highway near Memphis. Miss Jones, ^a nightclub hoslesj. wns found unconscious by th« tide of Highway 61 where It passes over the viaduct North of Blytheville near Yarbro. Blytheville police received a report of a woman, apparently dr\\nk, or injured, on the highway and picked up ,Miss Jones, She was taken U> « hospital here in a dazed condition and officers were able to get only pcrlunc- tory information from her*. She gave her name then a* Louise Scott. , When the officers emptied her purse In search of further Identification, they found a note bear- Ing the words "Dcmle Hemby, wanted for murder." It was written on a scrap of paper torn from a cigarette package. She told officers here that she was afraid to lalk further about Hemby until he was arrested and apparently feared! retaliation. A doctor here examined her and told officers that, she was In need of an operation. Because city charity funds would not cover the cost she was taken to Little Rock to the University Hospital by city and county officers. The case was then turned over lo Little Rock authorities for further Investigation. Miss Jones wns taken lo Meridian, Miss., for questioning In another case and then escorted to Holly Springs. Aug. 22. -Both are now being held at Holly Springs for a hearing Hemby was arrested In mid-August, when a Mississippi slate patrolman spotted him !n the custody of another patrolman. The confessions were signed three weeks ago but Information on the cas« w»s re- lefwed only yesterday. of Circuit Court Is Adjourned For Fall Term One defendant who was convicted and two others who'pleaded guilty were sentenced to state penitentiary terms yesterday niveruoon and the criminal division of Ihc Chlcksawba District of Mississippi County Circuit Court afterwards adjourned until the Spring term In late March. Willis Ford of Blythcvllle, who was found guilty of grand larceny by Jury last week, was .sentenced to serve two years In the state penitentiary. The Jury that convicted him fixed his punishment at three years and Judge Zal B. Harrison suspended one of them. • Motion for a new trial was overruled, and an appeal was granted taking hl.s case to the Arkansas Supreme Court. Arthur Johnson, Ncpro, was sentenced to two years for grand larceny and Walter Boles, charged with sodomy, was given a five-year term. Both pleaded guilty. H. J. Gulp of Blylhcvllle, who was charged with grand larceny, yesterday changed his ptea to guilty to reduced charge of petit larceny. A fine of $25 and costs was fixed. Thc case of Robert L, Larkln, who pleaded guilty to charges of forgery and uttering, was continued for thc term. Jury commissioners named when court adjourned yesterday were W J. Pollard of Blythcvllle, J. C. Ellis of Bnrflcld and \V. E. Ringgcr of Lcachville. Tncy submitted grand and petit jury lists to Ihc court yesterday afternoon. Thc lists were lurned over to Circuit Court Clerk Harvey Morris. Committments for prisoners sentenced to Hie penitentiary yesterday and Tuesday have been signed and turned over to Sheriff William Bcnyman. It was not known today when the prisoners would be transferred to the st»le prison. Two Missco Men Unhurt as Heavy Steel Beam Falls Kclatlves of lister Clay Jackson of Blythcvllle, learned todny of the near serious accident In which he was Involved yesterday and from which liu imcl a friend .James E. Haley, of tlio Double Bridges community ncur LuxorB, escaped with only minor Injuries. The two men, who are engaged In hangar construction work at the Municipal Airport in Knoxville, Tcnn., were perched atop a steel beam 40 feel In thc nlr when part of a steel hangar frame collapsed. The two workmen rode the beam safely to the ground and were only slightly shaken up. Two other workmen, Dewey Williams. Dry Prong. La., and Wayim Shlntock, Miiskogcc, Okla, working on the ground near the spot where the beam fell, were hospitalized with more serious Injuries. • Both men are employed by the Hcaslcy Construction Company, ot Memphis, as steel construction workers. Mr. Jackson, his wife and two children reside In the Veterans Housing QuartcrB at the Air Base. Inp*ri*Jh*n He ooupled, hl» reference to th» atomic bomb with a strong attack on alleged United States imperialism and an Implicit tyarnlri against maintenance of the policy. "Evidently the Imperialists need this faith In the atom bomb, which, as 1* known, U not, a means ot defense but a weapon o( aggre*- *ion," Molotov said. "Many are Indignant that th> U. a A. and Great Britain hamper th* United .Nation* organization from adopting a final decision on prohibition ot atomic weapons. During thi* year, British, scientist* twice have protested against this." Then h» said: "Aggressive , Imperialism hold* dungcrs for captallsm which «om» senators and minister* do; not un- ticrslnnd. But the facts rand timav, will »how that they will have to take th.l* Into account," •,.-' Next h* defended the 1 formation of the ".Oomlnform"^-th« Oommun- l*t Informatlqn Bureau, an alliance of nine coun trie* with headquarter* *t Belgrade, and declared t "The success of'the October re». olutlon (the Bolshevik evolution which put th» communist* in power) .honed th»t capitalism wa* on It* l**t let*. •Claim. Objective* TwoeM- "We live la a period when U roads le|id to Communism.? 1 'Molotov reaffirmed tb,*'SoV<H Intention of pursuing «, peaceful eour»», »»yin», / ,_-, ''Suffice U to «ay how Interested the Sovlit, "Union is in a durable and lasting peace. All tn» friend* of peace '/- and they" cori- •tltitte a majority , of ^an/country — can re*t assured that the Soviet Unlori .will defend the Int«rest* of peace to the iMt." ' He cited Premier Josef stallnH, Interview with Harold Stassen, American presidential candidate, ns evidence that. the differing ecoV ncmlc systems did. not rule ,otit peacetime collaboration with Russia by otner countries. '_,' , "There If another policy «ounter- posed to comrade Stalin's policy of peaceful collaboration," .he continued. "This other policy '!$ lei by America, now with, "th» Truman doctrine, noy with tlie Marr ihall plan, aid to Europe, to Chins, and so forth." 'i , ••''.. In reviewing Russia's ecbnomin situation, Molotov said output had reached Its pre-war level in industry, and the 1947 grain harvest was 56 -per cent above that- at 104«. ; Tfiree Arrested On Michigan Man's Complaint Three Lcachville men were arrested here and In Leachvlllc this morning In connection with the theft of $855 from Murrel Spencer of Porf- tlac, Mich., near the slate line last night. George Robert McCain. Z7, admitted to officers this morning that lie took Ihe money from Spencer while the victim's car, in which they were riding was parked at a state line tilling station last nlglit and la.-} ler gave Jewell Oats, 28, and Jc«u Klccman, 25. eacli a. $100 bill for driving him to Paragould In their I car. | In a statement to Sheriff Depu-! ties Erwln Jones of Blytheville and Floyd Burrls of Lcachville and Day Marshall Wesley Fasmlre of Leach- vllle, McCain salt! the four men hat< been drinking, oats and Fleeman were arrested by Deputy Sheriff Burrls In Leachvllle and McCain was nabbed at a hotel here by Policemen Arthur Book and Raymond Bomar. The city officers found $611 on McCain and Oals and Fleeman still had the two $100 bills tills morning. After riding with the other two to Parngoiilcl, McCain said he returned lo Blytheville on a bus, Bryan G. Coalter Dies in Hospital; Rites Conducted Funeral services for Bryan Gordon Ooaller, 43, of 10} Lilly Street who died at Walls Hospital yesterday following a year's illness, were conducted this .afternoon at the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. D. B. Blcdsoc, associate pastor of thc First Baptist Church assisted by the Rev. P. H. Jernlgan; pastor of Calvary Baptist Church. Burial wa* in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Born In Indianola, Miss., Mr, Coalter came to Blytheville several years ago and was engaged in farming until a year ago when h* retired due to falling health; He 1* survived by hi* wife, Mrs. Earjene Coatter, three sons, Joha Wesley, Je&sle Ray and Charles Calvin Coalter; one daughter, Mrs! Mary Lee Woodard, his father, A. R. Coalter, two brothers. Alvln and McLaurin, and two sisters, Mrs, Lucy Koonce and Mrs. Lctha Swain, all ol Blylheville. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy and warmer loday. Scattered shower* and cooler tonight. Friday partly cloudy and cooler with scattered showers In the East portion in the morning, Sonify Tests Requested For John Lan Williams A moUon to commit John I«TI Williams of Los Angelei, Calif., and formerly of Blytheville' and Osoe- ola, to the State Hospital of Nervous Diseases was filed in the Pu- laskl County Circuit Court today bf his attorney, Ed B. Ooofc of Blythc- vllle. Mr. Cook slated that h* had filed the motion »t the request ol Williams' family who had advised him that In 1936 Williams had received a neck injury in an automobile accident in South Carolina and ha* been suffering from a pinched nerve in the spinal column ever sine*. Williams was arrested • here last week at the request of Pulaskl County officers who charged him with forgery in connection with tee pur- cham of an autotnobil* to Lfttlo- Rock,

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