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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 14, 1947
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BLYTHEVIELE COURIER NEWS THB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AMD SOUTHEAST MISSOURI TOL. XLIV—NO. 19» Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle D«lly Newt Mississippi Valley Leader '. BlythevWe Herald BIA'THKVILLE, ARKANSAS, KRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1947 COPIES nvi cxmi Balanced Farming Award Goes to 'Couple at Keiser Eighteen years of hard work and improvement on their 600-acre farm near Keiser brought members of the Lawrence Woodard family state recognition yesterday when they were selected first place winners in the Farm Operators division of the first annual Arkansas Balanced Farming Contest. *— — The Woodard family along with • 140 other *tate and county winner* la the four-point fanning contest, were honored guest* at the winners' luncheon at the Lafayette Hotel In Little Rock today noon. The luncheon was given by Winners of State Awar^i Build New Home the Arkansas Power and Light Company who with the Arkansas Press Association sponsored the Balanced Farming competition. Mr. Woodard, his wife Celesta •nd his 14-year-old daughter Betty, will represent Arkansas in the Farm Operator division of the Commercial Appeal's annual Plant-to- Prosper competition which will be held in Memphis later this month. But Mrs. Woodard, whu was the real cause of the Woodard family j. entering the state competition, could Jpnot be present when her husband was presented with the first place prize money »t today's luncheon, for she has been confined to a Memphis hospital for the past two weeks. . Give Wife* Much Credit "The whole Idea was my wife's," Mr. Woodard told a Courier News reporter yesterday. "She entered the contest last Spring and took care of everythinr up until the time she had to go to the hosplta and then my daughter and I took over. I don't know much about what Is going on." Mr. Woodard first came *^ Mississippi County in 1919 when his father, the late E. B. Woodard moved his family to the Keiser vicinity from Tennessee, and a the age of 19 he purchased hi: first fat. :, a few acres -'hlch are now Included in his present 500. The land was mostly gumbo and had never been .cleared, he said, and for the first few years it was almost Impossible to farm. "I helped clear the land myself," he said, and "built me a small home on it •nd started to wort" .-C As the years pass"1 Mr. Woodard added more land to his farm and today he is one of the largest farm operators in' that vicinity. •; r . -other. Woo> Las* Yea* The Woodard farm proximately, ; five miles ' ' Increase Looms n County Budget Quorum Court to Fix Tax Rates for 1948 In Osceola Monday An increase of approximately |9,500 over approbations for 1947 will be recommended to the Mississippi County Quorum Court when it meets in the Osceola jourthouse at 10 a. m. Monday but the addition to the 1948 appreciations will bring no hike in tax levies against Armed Units Are Alerted In France, Italy to Quell Violence Inspired by Reds i Shown above IK the new horn* of Ihe Lawrenc e Woodard Urn My of ne»r Keiser who yesterday won top honors in the Farm Operators division of the Arkansas BaUnced Farming competition. The seven- room home is one of the most modern in this action and Includes all the conveniences of a modern city home. In the other photo are the members of the priie-winning family. i>rt to right, Mr. Woodard, his wife Celesta, and their daughter, Betty. .. Cruse L^tera!' "hear, the .,, and Little River vicinities 1 his father helped to found. He and ' his bro'.her, James Woociiird, who lives on an adjoining farm and . who won first place honors" , in ' the Memphis plant-to-prosper competition last year, helped to cul- j suited when" the tivate the Milligan Ridge ^project i practice of paying one-half ol and they are both members of t" e j county assessor's salary. This Little River Cooperative. Mr. Woodard farms a total of 498"' acres, 250 In cotton, 150 In soybeans, 75 In alfalfa and the rest in corn and pasture. He raises hogs and chickens to supply him with meat and eggs and last Summer he had a small garden which furnished his family with vegetables. He has just completed building a new. home which is one of the most/modern in this vicinity. The seven-room bungalow has all the ^ conveniences of a city home in-. eluding a butane heating and air-' conditioning plant, electric lights, running water, complete sanitation facilities, and his own private /den. / The house is of single story con/ struction and is covered outside with asbestos shingles. It would be a compliment to any banker, merchant or' other big business man, one visitor declared. \ Result of Long Planning r "My wife and I planned our home for five years before we started to build," Mr. Woodard said. "I drew] the blueprints mysef and cut and dried most of the lumber from » | , ,. piece of land belonging to my fa- i,.,^. ther's estate A West Memphis '- ' See AWARD on Page 16. his year's assessments, County Judge Roland Green said today. While no increase In Mississippi Coiintians' taxes Is seen, these increases in appropriations will be recommended: 1. County clerk, uliries and expenses—from J8650 lo $9600. t. Circuit clerk, salaries and expenses — from $11,900 to $13,000. 3. Other salaries, total r- from $12,600 to $16,600. 4. County library — from $5,000 to $75OO. These Increases indicate that appropriations, for operation ol county government In 194« in the amount of approximately $163,900 will be recommended. 'A total of $155,600 was roted by the Quorum Court last year. ' Judge 'Green laid today there will be no Increase In twees recommended to the Quorum Court Monday. Increases in salaries and expenses for county and Circuit- Court clerks were authorized by the 56th General Assembly early this y«»r. They wiU Snot require .dded :lev1es; co,|ntT •'piiicials said, because incomes of both "offices now exceed expenses and the balance will absorb the increases. Classified as "other salaries" are those paid the county auditor, county Judge and two janitors. The $4,000 increase here, however, re- when the state ceased its the in- Memorial Park Plans Endorsed Methodists Agree To Deed Cemetery To City Authorities The Board of Stewards of th Fi rst Me t b o clist C hurch last nigh t authorized issuance by the church of a quit claim deed to the cemetery between Walnut and Chickasawba streets to the city for development of the site into a memorial park. The board members indicated that the deed would contain a reversion clause which would permit the church to claim title to the land in the event the city should ever at- j tempt to make other use of the property. Action of the church board is subject to ratification by the next quarterly conference of the Methodist Church and a quit claim deed also must be executed by the ceme-, tery association which now holds title to the property, subject to icverJ froi General's Stock Dealing Probed Hughes Probe Turns Spotlight' on One Of His Accusers / WASHINGTON, Nov. It. (D.P.l —Retired Maj. Gen. Benneit E. Chest to Assist Glee Club, Choir Smalt Sum Included In Community Fund For School Agencies The vocal department of Blythe has asked j ville High School wi}l Use the »1<X ' it Is scheduled to receive from Mrs. Joe W. Evans Dies in Hospital; Rites Tomorrow Mrs. Callie Evans, 534 Lum crate St., died last night in Walls Hospital of cerebral hemmorrage, following a two weeks Illness. She was 70. Born in Wycliffe. Ky., Mrs. Evans had lived in Blythevllle for the past 18 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She and Mr. Evans would have cele-| t'brated their 50th wedding anniver- sa Pune n rar«™ a ices win be held at! Firemen Answer S:30 tomorrow afternoon at Cbbbj From Implement Firm Funeral Home with the Rev. E.I. C. Brown pastor of First Baptisti pire (nat Bp p aren tly started In Church, officiating. Burial will be 1 in Hmwood Cemetery. crease will be handled without added levies by charging each fund with a proportionate share of the assessor's salary Judge Green and County Auditor P. E. Coolcy explained. Library to'Get More Funds The county library, for which a $2,500 increase in appropriation will be rcccommended, is located in Osceola and distributes books to schools throughout Mississippi County_ No appropriation for an election fund will be required for 1948 as it Is only set up In cases of two primaries. Since only one is set for 1948, the expense it entails will come from the county general fund The Quorum Court is composed of justices of the peace of Mississippi County. There are approximately 40 and they were advised by county officials today that they were expected to attend Monday's meeting. Judge Grtvin will nresid-?. More Money for Roads Other appropriations voted last :ar • and which arc expected to unchanged this year follow: iO.OOO; county general fund, hospltallzation, $800; Jus- of peace and constables. $2,500; Circuit Court. $15,000; Municipal court, $2,000; Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanitarium, $1,000; child welfare activities, $2,500; farm and home demonstration agents department. $0.600; County Health Unit, $5,400; county farm, $29.000; contingent fund, $10.000; county library headquarters in Osceola, $5,000. A Roads and Bridges Fund set up by the Quorum Court last year has been Increased from a temporary figure of $25,000 in April to $100,000 on county records for Oc- honortfj" pa^K commission fo "li'%e steps to acquire title to the property and plan the development. The First Methodist Church board lust uighl voted to ask the mayor to arid a member to the city commission to give the church representation. Board of Stewards officers elect- he, km Hw^eakU w*r irrrWtlgntton today that thought an anonymous letter «1 i Maj. Gen. Bennett E. Meyers' stock I dealings contained sufficle: to warrant an Investigation. Th e Justice Department representative wns Isaiah Matlack, chief of the War Frauds Section of the department's Criminal Division. :e vocal festlv, .bout!' 0 bo hcld ln , Llllle Roclc Anr " trs' stock I Tnese groups are »lso working on de«Vli^V"cmiVnTned "sui'irclenl 'facts! Christmas program which will t> i_ ..... .^ L . .... - j nr»eont«H at muMInDi /if IV»* Tf I Shots Fired Into Commie Headquarters MARSEILLE, Nov. 14. (U.P.)—Shooting broke out again in jittery Marseille today, just before the Communist - dominated General Confederation of Labor met to decide whether to order a general strike. The headquarters of the Communist Party was flred upon while Communist bigwigs were holding a meeting. No one was wounded and the my and police started an iuime- atc investigation to nud out who id the shooting. Strikes spread to the textile and is workers' unions. Security police ished to the suburb of St. An- olne, when transport strikers tried o hold up a streetcar, It was reported unofficially tlmt ic government might order Droops o unload-food ships that have been I ed up in Marseille harbor since' esterday. The trouble all stemmed rom the Communist invasion of city tall Wednesday, Large Tort Faralyied Marseille, France's largest port, IRS been paralyzed since yesterday. The General Confederation of Labor hud a meeting of unions scheduled for this afternoon to vole on a general strike, If the Communists want a general strike, they can have one because they control the confedcra- lon and Its unions. Borne 15,000 workers In six categories jumped the gun yesterday, stalling public services, shipping and transport. Troops and police swarmed over Marseille to prevent a recurrence of Wednesday's rioting, In which Communists invaded the city hall, killed one man and Injured 18, Including the De Gnulllst mayor. Premier Paul Ramadler, laying the full blame for the trouble upon the Coinmu'.ilsts In the assembly \r. Paris yesterday, s»ld measures were Dulles Stresses Economic Unity UN D.l.gat. Warns U.S. Dollars Can B« Wasted in Europ* WASHINGTON. Nov. 14—(UP) — John Foster Dulles said today tha American aid to Europe will be "largely wasted—or worse" unl«as i Is used to promote a 'new economt unity" In Western Europe. Dulles, a leading Republican for elgn spokesman, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee tha the Marshall plan for Europe's eco noinlc rehabilitation would fall un less this nut Ion Insisted on steps t relax artificial trade barriers'. Thos barriers, he said, now are dlvldln Europe Into small economic- con' partmenUr Dulles opened the last day of pub ed last night were: Harvey Morris, presented at meetings of the Kl- wnnls. Rotary and Women's Clubs and the high school student body. The high school's vocal department has Increased from »7 stu- chairman, re-elided; Wyatt, vice chairman; The anonymous letter was writ- rtcnts Iasl veBr to 107 tnls V e « r ' °*ten to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. I fleers of this group are Dick Green- Vcrhocff, secretary, and P. E. Cooley, treasurer, re-electecl. Mr. Cooley presented a report of the finance committee containing recommendations for a budget for the new conference year and a budget of $23.499 was adopted. The pastor's salary was increased $500 over the previous Large Sum Raised Approximately $27,000 was raised for all purposes during the con- lercnce year which ended Nov. 1. This figure included about $6,000 lor Hendrix College, which was not a budget item, and installation of a new boiler in the church's education building. Plans are underway to construct sanctuary' on the present site and details arc being worked out by a committee headed by J. W. Adams and U. S. Branson, an architect, who also is a member of the board. At the suggestion of the pastor, the Rev. Allen D. Stewart, the board authorized special offerings at Christmas and Easter with the funds to be used for benevolences. The board also endorsed plans of the Blytheviile Ministerial Alliance for holding a banquet Dec. 4, with teachers in the city schools a.i special guests. William The FBI referred It to the Air James L. Forces for action. Matlack said the tober. This figure, however, has been entered for computation use and has no influence on taxes or It was explained. She is survived by her husband, Joe W. Evans; a son Joe B. Evans; two daughters, Mrs. M. B. Dlldine and Miss Bernice Evans; all of Blytheviile; a brother, Jerry Bryn Cadiz, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs.' George Ostarff and Miss Lou Byrn, Ctedlz, Mrs. C. R, Collins, Fulton, Ky., and Mrs. Wallace Craig, Murfreesboro Tenn. Nazi Butchers Hanged MUNICH, Nov. 14. (UP)—Eight German war criminals were hanged today at Landsberg prison for Atrocities committed at the Dachau concentration camp and for the murder. •t aunondered United Stat«c flien. chimney caused minor roof damage yesterday afternoon at Delta Implements, Inc.. 312 Soulh Second. Insulation In a wall behind the chimney smouldered and slight damage resulted to the roof immediately surrounding the chimney. Living Costs in U. S. Continue to Go Higher WASHINGTON, NOV. 14 (UP) — The Labor Department estimated today that the cost of living went up another two per cent between mid-August and mld-Scpt«mber to a new all-time high. The department said this was the fourth new record in M many month Jl Young Democrats Ask Restoration of Old Rule CLEVELAND, Nox. H (Up)—Restoration of the two-third rule in national political conventions was advocated today in the first postwar-convention of the Young Democratic Clubs of America. The movement to revive the rule, which was abandoned by the Democrats 12 years ago, was sparked by Southern delegates and presented to the resolutions committee by delegates from North Carolina. The rule would provide that a candidate for the presidential nomination would have to receive two thirds of the votes of delegates to a national convention before being declared nominated. Maximum Temperature Mere 55 for Blytheville Although yesterday's temperatures ranked with the season's coldest thus far. the weather moderated slightly during last night as the mercury reached a low of 43 degrees, about lo degrees warmer than Ihe preceding three nights. Highest temperature here yesterday was K chill 55 degrees, again tying the season's lowest daytime reading, according to Robert E. Blaylock, official weather observer. letter was "intelligent mid dcscrv- I ed some attention." I The letter charged that. .Meyers one of the top procurement officers in the Air Force during the war. bought stock In aircraft companies lhat he knew would receive contracts. The letter said Meyers allegedly had done this for the pnst 10 years, but It was not until tile war that he could capitalize heavily on his advance knowledge of aircraft contracts. The letter, written in June, 1045. estimated Meyers then worth from on e to two million dollars. The Air Forces took no action In the matter after the letter was turned over to It by the FBI, although an Air Forces Inspector testified today the letter prc-sumablv went all the way to the top — to | the then, commanding general H. > H. fHap) Arnold, who may be i called to testify later. : New Angle Develop* The inspector, Maj Gen. Jimlus W. Jones also disclosed that another general officer had told him Meyers had sought lo get "control of surplus property." Jones said he had heard "ru-. mors" during the war that Meyers was going to try to "get In control of surplus property." But he said that until the subcommittee went into Meyers' tleal- ngs he had never heard hat Meyers had speculated in or held avia- 1 tion stocks. ; Ferguson asked Jones if he had j heard anything about Meyers play- Ing poker games with stakes running as high as $3.000. Jones said that he had not until two or three months ago and Die amount of the sakcs were described to hln: only as being "large." Chairman Ferguson pointed out yesterday that it Is a criminal offense for anyone holding an Interest in a corporation doing business with the government to represent the government as "an officer or agent" in dealings with such companies. Tills federal statute,.said. Ferguson, carries a maximum penally of f.wo years' imprisonment and a fine of $2.000 for each offense. Ferguson did not accuse Meyers, a retired major general, of violating the statute, He merely quoted from the statute before asking » committee liivestlgator to read a list of Meyers' stock holdings. Meyers has not yet presented his sUte of the case to Senate tnvestl- wcll, president; Billie Jane Rodgers, vice president; Mae Gaines, secretary; Pi'entls Jeritioan, treasurer; and Betty Ann Harber, librarian, Seven students in this department sang with the all-state choir which appeared at a general session of the Arkansas Educational Association meeting In Little Rock E last week. They were Kathcrlne I Wcstbrook, Marian Miiyes, Joan | Dick Greenwell. Director of the vocal department Is Mrs. Wilson Henry, who was elected head of the music section of the Arkansas Educational Association at it's Little Rock meeting. Crristmas Seal Sale Here to Get Started Monday Personal solicitations for the annual Christmas Seal drive will begin In Blytheviile Monday one week ahead of the .national drive which will open Nov. 24, It was announced today by Mrs. C. O. Redman, executive secretary of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association. The Blytheviile 'Jayceettes will handle this part of the campaign, Mrs. Redman said, and persons donating to the personal solicitation drive will not be mailed seals when the national drive opens. Christmas seals for Blytheviile have arrived, she said, and have hcen folded for mailing by the Girl ScouU under the supervision of Mrs. Glenn Ladd. Funds from the sale of Christmas Seals are vised lo combat tubcrcu- I losis and a large part of these funds will be used In Mississippi County, Mrs. Redman said. The county no 1 has 74 tubercular pallenU In state sanatorium and have reported 17 deaths this year due to tuberculosis. Several Blylhevlllc civic clubs will participate in the annual Christmas Seal sale, she satd. and the Junior Chamber of Commerce will again erect a large double-barred cross, symbvl of the Tuberculosis Association. In the Blythevllle business district ».i « reminder of the drive fcamadler Blamm Commnnbti '1 know that the manifestation wai provoked by a political organ! zallon which you know well (Com munlsts)," Ramadler said. "I knot thut the attacks against the clt> hall and Palace of Justice wen carried out by a party which I against the republic." This enraged Communist depu ties. "The Communists ran Marselll for a long tlmn without Incident, Communist Deputy Francois Blllou said. "Popular discontent provoke the manifestation when the mayo refused to see union leaders an Communist councllmcn who had I come to plead with him to increase tramway fares. "It Is true that the population attacked the City Hall and Palace of Justice, but those who flred the of tiie Vlchyltcs " Paris had labor troubles too. Workers In dour mills started the second day of a strike for a 20 per cent wage Increase. Bakers reported that they had only a 12-day supply of flour on hand. Fishmongers In Paris were In the fourth day of a strike and 4,000 metal workers at the Slmca automobile plant In Nnnterre were Idle after striking for a raise. lie hearings on the administration S5S7.000.000 emergency aid reques for France, Italy and Austria. Sen. Harry F. Byrd, D. ( Va., warned of a "danger lhat Amerl- Ican aid mlfht boomerang to Ku»«U'« benefit." Byrd, a leader or the congresalon economy bloc, told a reporter th American funds for rebuilding Eur-| pean Industry might benefit only he Soviet Union If lh»t country :alns control of Western Europe. Dulles, a U. 3. delegate to the United Nations who Is on the Russian 1st of "warmongerc," aaid that American dollars would not be enough to save Europe. The U. S. miist accompany Its assistance, he said, with continual pressure" for elimination of the division of Western Europe "into small economic compartments," As an opening step, he advocated higher production levela In th» German Ruhr—without Russia's assent If necessary—hut with adequate International safeguards to prevent that coal-rich territory from again becoming a "lethal weapon" In German h,aiula. Meanwhile, Chairman Charles A, Baton,of the House Foreign Alflilri committee said he was Inclined, to favor handling emergency aid to Europe through an amendment to the existing pont-UNRRA relief bll If It would promote efficiency. Some committee members were reported to feel strongly that Con' .ow/essness < Spreads Over Much of Italy ROME, Nor. 14. (U.P.)'— Assassins killed Ferruccio Mil, a former Fascist general, in Turin today and Palmiro Togliatti, boss of Italy'* Communists, warned cryptl- :ally that "democratic revolutions are always possible," The flood of Communist lawlessness had -pouched more than 100 placei in Italy, including 17 cltle* or large towns. In nine days of violence, seven persons had been killed. An estimated 300 headquarters of parties that the Communists considered "Fascist" and rightist, newspaper offices have been sacked by mobs. Tanks and flying squads of police stood (Hard in Rome against any Communist attempt to Infect the capital with rioting and Violence, As violence broke wit In Tyrln today.' there were slmulal- taneou attacks In the Mirrauid- Int • ellle» of Neman, VereeUI, Mella, AosU, AJesaandrU, Varle and Caaale. In each place, the headquarter* of rightist .parties and newspapers wert attacked. Uomo Qualunque Party headquarters hi Turin was. sacked and the fUei and fumitur* burned. . . . . . The headquarters of a group of ex-partisans who do not appreciate Communist control ,of the partisans' organization also was attack- d and the headquarters of an ex- reme nationalist party was.wreck.- . ' ' , ' . .' : ': ' " -^-' ' New violence broke out in Milan.' gress could act more quickly ir the 4332,000,000 relief bill passed at the lust session of Congress simply were amended to provide more money. To Knd Hearings Tuesday Eaton said his committee would wind up Its public hearings nex Tuesday. It will decide then, he said whether to handle the emergency aid through an amendment o whether to write an entirely new 8e* UNITS >n Face is. German Rocket Scientist Dies In Explosion WBSTCOTT, Eng., Nov. 14 (UP)— Dr. J. Schmidt, top German rocket scientist brought to Britain to and in experimental work, was today in an explosion at the research sUtlon here. One other man was killed and eight were Injured seriously in the blast. A number of other German scientists were reported among the injured. Secret fuel for rocket, propulsion exploded. The supply ministry cxpcrimenta station was rocked by the blast at a site where fuel for assisted plani takeoffs was being developed. No plane was involved, officials reported. Kail Employes Win Another Pay Increase CHICAGO Nov. 14 (UP)—TWO railroad brotherhoods representing about 2000.000 operating employes reached an agreement with the nation's major railroads today call- Ing for a 15-14 cent hourly wage lncrc»f.e. gators. Legal authorities s^id that even If the testimony about his alleged stock dealings prove true, there Is some question whether the government can take any action because of the three-year sUtute of I limitation!. Tells of Violence WASHINGTON. Nov. 14. (UP) — A Cleveland attorney told a House labor subcommittee today that 20 to 30 masked men last October Invaded a Kentori, O., electric manufacturing plant involved In labor difficulties and destroyed equipment consigned to the Atomic Energy Commission. Weather ARKANSAS—Rain m.d .warmer today, tonight and Saturday. New York Cotton Ark-Mo Board Authorizes Bond Issue The board of directors of the Arkansas-Missouri Power Company n quarterly session at the general office here yesterday authorized the execution of a purchase contract with John Hancock Life Insurance Company for »1,000,000 In first mortgage bonds, due Dec. 1, 1911, to: financing previously announced construction and service Improvement programs, it' was announced by James Hill, Jr., president of the company. Application for permission to Issue these bonds has been filed with the Arkansas Public Service Commission and a hearing has been set for nent Monday, according to a Wednesday dispatch from Little Rock, which erroneously quoted the amount as $7,000.000 Instead of $1,000,000. The board also authorized a stock dividend of 30 cents on each shar of comon stock to ai holders of such stock on record as of the close ol business on Nov. 29. this year. A the board's last session. It authorized the payment of common stock dlvl dends on a quarterly Instead of , semi-annual basis. This latest dlvl dcnd brings the total dividend pali In 1947 to $1.00 per share, the sanv amount paid in 1M6. An expenditure of $175,000 was authorized by the directors for the construction of approximately 23 miles of 33,000-volt lines between Corning, Ark., and Donlphan, Mo., lo serve a large pumping station of the Magnolia Petroleum Company pipe line located near Donlphan. Several smaller amounts were authorized for construction of additional lines to take care of the increased electrical needs throughout the area served, with a good portlo'i of the lot*! amount being allotted lo the construction and extension of rural lines. The board also authorized employment of Arthur Anderson and Company, public acountants, to make the company's annual audit. »here, despite a strong ^police guard, he officers of the Nationalist Party were attacked. A textile store owned by a member of the Italian Social Movement wu wrecked and opted. f • . The routine was changed slightly at Casalo, A band of Communist women beat two men and .dragged tlwim through theNrtreeU. The wom- en.'oharg*! thai'jthey w«re /"Fiu- K*61uaeppe Leponl^ school teacher. •"• Tanks tptitj For Battle' . ' Tactlly reoptniting the Commun- • 1st rloU as . a campaign 1 ' to overthrow it. the moderate government ordered five tanks into PUzxa Del Popolo, the favorite demonstrating ground of the Communists lii Rome. More were,available if needed. Flying squads of police waited at every major square, around government buildings and at main street corners. Army .tanks fere put ut the disposal of the police'In Milan, where on Wednesday the Communists had rioted for hours, sacked a newspaper plant and attacked a. police headquarters. .' : t Troops guarded municipal buildings In Naples. There the Commu- ists tried yesterday to break Into City Hall and raise the red flag ver the building. More troops were sent (o Turin, another storm center. These places, along with Como, Genoa, Caserta and Bar! were the main trouble centers, although th» Communists had rioted In M least 7 places. •'-.'.'• Ammunition Dump Explode* An ammunition dump - blew up ate yesterday at Tesorella, 30 miles East of Milan, killing «U persons and injuring at least 90. Police said a preliminary Investigation, had not turned up any sign of sabotage. Minister of Interior'Maria Scelba, charged with enforcing order, told the National Assembly yesterday that the government wa« "ready to use all the force of the state to maintain order." "We want to avoid conflicts but we do not want to use a strong hand yet." he said. "This means that the government does not want to embitter the situation,, but this Is not weakness. Let It be clear that the government is determined to use'the force of the state against See LAWLESSNESS on Pace 1C. Meeting of Merchants Will Be fi M«r May July Oct, open high , 3347 3362 3336 3350 3253 3267 , 3018 3020 low close 3340 3344 3329 333« 3245 3246 3008 3012 2333 $333 Soybeans Prices t. o. b. Chicago: open high low NOV. ...... 369 31014 36* Mar......... Mi\ JMV4 M» el. A meeting of the Blythevllle Re- tall Merchants Association set for last night was postponed because conflicts with other scheduled activities resulted in attendance insufficient to carry out planned discussions. No date for the meeting has been set ai yet, Association President Murray Smart aaid today.' New York Stocks 2:00 p. m. Stocks: AT&T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Obpper ,, Beth 3<*el Chrysler 153 169 335 1»7 160 335 1- S« 3-4 56 7-8 13 1-2 M 1-4 8 Gen Hectric Oen ;Motors Montgomery Ward ... N T Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation . Republic Steel i; 17 Radio . 9 1-4 Socony Vacuum IS 7-» Studebaket '. ...-..»!-» Standard of N J ., ;. 74 7-S Texas Corp, $7 7-« Packard . ..;... *

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