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BLYTHEVILEE COURIER NEWS THI DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEA 8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHJtABT MISSOURI YOU XLIV—NO. 204 Blythevllle Courier Blj'thevlll« Dally Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle Herald BLYTHEVILLK, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1947 TWENTY PAGE* SINOLI coral mm com / Peasants in Italy, ArmedWithRifles Clash With Police ROME, Nov. 20. (U.P.)—Striking peasants armed with rifles, machine guns and spades clashed with police today in « fresh outbreak of violence at Graving in "Bloody Puglia" Province. Reports from Graving, 40 miles southwest said police were forced to barricade themselves headquarters after the peasants attacked. Bari, their Marshall Departs For Big-4 Parley Secretary Heads for London and Clashes With Soviet Leaders Princess Elizabeth, Future Queen of England, Weds Duke Of Edinburgh in Historic Abbey Before Mighty Assemblage • • • ... ... Scene at Royal Wedding In.London By DONALD J. GONZALKS (United Press Stuff Correspondent) WASHINGTON. Nov. 20. (UP) — • Secretary ot State George C. Marshall left for London today for new attempt to break through Russia's stalling tactics on the long- delayed German and Austrian peace treaties. Marshall, accompanied by a few of his closest advisers, departed from the National Airport at 1 p.m .aboard the "Sacred Cow"—the four- cngined plane formerly used by President Truman. The plane Is scheduled to make one stop at Stephensville, Newfoundland, before continuing over the North Atlantic route to North- hold Airport near London, arriving there at noon tomorrow. Marshall will receive an honorary degree from Oxford Univer sity Saturday. The remainder of hi: time before the Big Pour foreign ministers conference opens Tues day will be spent in consultation with members of the American delegation. In contrast with the opening of the Moscow conference on March 10, only two months after he became secretary of state, Marshall's approach to the London meeting has been made clear to the Soviets. He wants a speedy but sound basts for agreement. He doesn't want to hear any mure "inflammatory, brazen, contemptuous and vituperative" Sor. viefc-prqpaap.n^;, ci>"- : '• • V MarsLail Learns f'ak Since the earlier Moscow conference, the diplomatic power pendulum has been swinging toward the side of the Western .Democracies despite continuing Russian attempts to stave off defeat in the "cold war." The Truman "stop Communism" doctrine and the Marshall plan have had important bearing on the results thus far. Marshall now finds that the Soviet Union apparently is turning her major efforts toward consolidating gains made in Eastern Europe since the end of the war. And meantime the Western European countries outside the satellite zones hnve moved toward closer cooperation with the United States. Marshall and his advisers have not revealed what they will propose if the Soviets continue their present delaying tactics on the German treaty. But these alternatives are known to be under consideration: 1. Closer alignment of the British and American-occupied zones of Germany along with a renewed offer to Prance that she join in on "tri-zonal" basis without the Russians. 2. Establishment of a provisional central German authority which , would give the Germans a greater | voice In their affairs pending signing of a peace treaty with Kussia at a later date. A showdawn in the countrywide lolence led by Communists appeared near. The government warned ast night that it was ready to use orce. Palniiro TogllaUl. Italian Com- nunlst leader, replied today in * Igned editorial in the Communist >rgan Unita: "I am not surprised that the par- isans with anxiety seek their arms." Difficult Days Ahead "Difficult days are coming. . . . and we nave no faith In the Intentions of our adversaries." Minls- :er of Interior Mario Scelba said .ast night. As minister of interior, :ie is res|»nslble for keeping Internal order. Scelba's No. 1 lieutenant, Chief Under Secretary of Interior Achll- len Marazca, told the National Assembly "We know nothing more than what the papers have said about a Coup D'Etat. But we have heard lots of rumors about it. We have also heard rumors about a lot of hidden arms "And as the government responsible for public order we can assure you it has Its eyes and ears open for any events which may happen,' he said. But we believe nothing wil happen because above any ideolo gy, the spirit of the fatherland wil prevail. If this should not be thi case, the government has enough power in Its hands to meet any sit uation which may arise." So far, military forces and poliC' were under orders not to shoot dl rectly at any mobs. This was the 15th day of th trouble. Yesterday, the Communist. set up road blocks in Siena Province at the same time as a general strike and organized "Fascist manhunts around a dozen towns. French President Ready To Make Leon Blum 'Premier PARIS, Nov. 20 (UP)—Leon Blun Socialist leader who was expected tt become premier in France's graves UN's Palestine Planners Seek British Views 20. LAKE SUCCESS. N. Y., Nov (UP) - united Nations Palestine planners today awaited a fresh statement from London which may sticd light on how much the British will assist if the General Assembly partitions the Holy Land. British Delegate Sir Alexander Cadogan was to give Lhe 57-natlon UN Palestine Committee additional facts about Britain's plans tor pulhng out of Palestine by next There were some reports that the British statement would Indicate a softening of the apparent British opposition to partition as a solution to the Palestine problem The Palestine committee moved into the final stage of the long negotiations which yesterday produced almost complete Russian- American agreement on the way to enforce partition without British help and without British help and without UN troops In the event two-thirds of the 57 UN countries vote for partition. post-war.. . crisis, conferred wit " .. . ,VIhcent> : ArulO!*:today ,. the ^presidential palace.' Aruiol announced a little earlier that he would name this afternoon the new premier to take over from the resigned Socialist Paul Rnma- dier. At the same time Aruiol called on the nation's almost 600,000 strikers to go back to work at once. Preliminary to the organization of the new cabinet, Auriol begnn at 8:30 a.m. conferring with party leaders. Among them were Socialists, independent left unionists, ami radical socalists. While these conferences went on, Communist-led strikes occupied the government-owned Renault automobile plant outside Paris without interference irom police. Wpi ;:.-» were evacuated from the Citroen plant to "avoid incidents." They claimed they left of their own accord. Ramadier Resigns Unless there Is some sudden change in the political situation. President Auriol will officially name him premier today. Before Ramadier resigned as premier last night under the pressure of Communist-provoked strikes, riot and agitation, Blum had let it be known ',e would accept the premiership. The very fact that Blum v willing to accept the premiership atte;ted to the gravity of the crisis He is 75, frail and ''' A year ago at the end of the provisional government and in the first days of the Fourth Republic, he accepted the premiership for a few weeks. His doctors warned him then tlm it might mean his life, but Blum was willing to risk it to prevent the crisis from keeping the Fourth Republic from coming into being. Tin situation possibly was more seriou now. Ramadier warned a few weeks ago that France was drifting into civil war between the CommunisU. and Gen. Charles de Gaulle's ra of the French people. By ROBERT MIJSKI, (United Press Staff Correspondent) WESTMINISTER ABBEY, Nov. 20. CUP) — Princess KHzabelh, queen-to-be of Britain, was married today to the tall, blond Duke of Edinburgh whom she once described a-s "the only man I could ever love." Before the mighty of the empire, the surviving kings and queens of EurojK 'and plenipotentiaries of all the world. Elizabeth gave to Philip Mounlrjaltcn her pledge "to love, cherish and to obey, till death do us part. 1 ' Like her great gre*i grandmother, Queen Victoria, the Jl-year- old princes spoke the word "obey" because she wanted to be" married a* a woman rather than as the future Qurtn of Britain. Tlie ceremony lasted one hour— n hour of breathtaking beauty and lageantry within the storied wall.f if Westminister Abbey. A mighty assemblage of the II- ustrlous living assembled In the ancient shrine of the empire's II- ustrlous dead, to witness the tnar- •iage pledge. Twenty - seven kings, queens irinces and princesses of the ruing houses of Europe, all the ambassadors accredited to the cour of Saint James, statesmen, anc he great of many hinds were present. And among the throng 2,£00 in the vast cathedral were numblcr folk invited to represen millions In the homeland and beyond the seas who could not be ther e In person. Million Views Procession Along the route of the wedding processions to and from Bucking ham Palace almost 1.000.000 cheer ing persona, jammed shoulder ti shoulder. ^fany had waited 24 hours In th chill November weather. Thousand gaped from windows for whlc they had paid as much as $210 fo a brief glimpse of sleek limousines glittering carriages of state an< household calrary. brilliant i plumed helmets and burnishe breastplates. It was a mild day, slightly over cast with broken clouds. Crowd had waited In the streets all nigh warming themselves by bonfire over which some brewed steamtn pots of tea. By.daybreak some 40 000 were gathered In parllamen square, most of .them women In ceremony'only a few hour before th e wedding, King Gcorg created 'Elizabeth's bridcgroon Duke of Edinburgh, Baron Green wich and Earl "of Merioneth, In vesting him with the title "his roy al higliness" .jynd granting hi •Britain**;- hlsr^st honor, the orde hb'f -the~garter.' .' ; '• : v' rA -- --:'-•'•"' By the king's.own decree. It was fficiully, an austerity wedding but Britons :'joyously, 'disobeyed their ovcrelgri, forgot for a day both he economic crisis' and decline world power. They - left their homes and jobs, and poured out to See WEDDING on Page 14 eneral Denies Receiving Lush Wartime Profits WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. (U.P.)—Retired Air Fore* IHJ. Gen. Bennett E. Mey'era today denounced M "entirely Rise" charges that h« reaped lush wartime profit* through cci'et ownership of a subcontracting firm. Jy.Uce Department ipokMaxn, » _; , however, laid that the; majr a«*k criminal Indictment* acalnat Meyrra and alao against h la associate* In the. Aviation Electric Crowds shown here are watching the final dress rehearsal In London'a Mall for Princess Elisabeth' wedding. The riles were performed today and Elizabeth became the bride of Lt. Philip Mounlbatten (NBA Radio Photo.) Farmers to Elect Committeemen Community Elections In Missco to Be Conducted Tomorrow Election of agricultural conservation community conimilteeinen and delegates to the county convention will be held In Mississippi County tomorrow, It was announced today by A. C. Spellings, chairman of the County Agricultural'Con- servation committee. Any person who Is participating In the 1947 Agricultural Conserya- tlon -Program or who had a contract with the Federal] Cro surance Corporation Is eligl| vote In'.this election, Mr.%£ said- This - includes ' owners, Production Credit Group To Hear Laney Oov. Ben Laney will bt principal speaker at the annual meeting of the Planters Production Credit Association beginning at noon Dec. 5, In the Community. House at Osceola, It was announced today. Oov. Laney is scheduled to speak on agricultural progress in Arkansas to dnle for future, agricultural development, Lloyd Godley of Osce- i>lu, PCA secretary-treasurer, «ald this morning. : • •• •'•••'.. The .meeting wil) begin with a luncheon. During the business meeting, "subjects which ihay affect ybur credit Institution tat years to come-will be discussed.'UMr. Godley Another five-Degree Temperature Range Is Recorded lor City Temperatures here continued to show little change as the mercury went from a high of 46 degrees yesterday to a low of 41 degrees during last night. Yesterday's high marked it as the secondest cnldest day so far this season. Coldest thus hi was Tuesday, when the metcury failed to top the 44-dcgrce mark. Mrs. Leslie Baling Dies; Burial Rites in Manila Services for Mrs. Leslie Boling of Manila, who died Sunday in a Jonesboro Hospital, were conducted today at St. John's Episcopal Church in Jonesboro. She was 50. Burial was in Manila Cemetery with the Rev. Mr. Sykes. pastor of St. John's, officiating, assisted by the Rev. F. M. Sweet, retired Manila minister. Born in Dalton, Ark., Mrs. Boling moved to Manila 30 years ago and has resided there since. She is survived by her husband, Sular; four sons, Billy .Monte and Wayne Boling, all of St. Louis, and Bobby Boling, stationed with the Army in Korea; two daughters, Mrs. Gcraldine Bassett of Flint, Mich., and Mrs. Wilma Dcitz of Neclyvillc, Mo., and one sister, Mrs. L. T. Broom of Manila. Howard Undertaking Co. of Manila was in charge. Immediate Price Hike Curbs Sought WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. (UP)— The Senate Banking Committee chairman today promised "to do something" right away to try to lialt price rises. It voted to start hearings Monda>' on some of President Truman's proposals to curb inflation, particularly reinstatement of consumer credit controls. But it decided, as had Sen. Robert A. Taft's Joint economic committee, to shelve for the first time being the President's request for hold-in-reserve power to impose price, wage and rationing controls on critical scarce commodities. The Senate, meanwhile, expected to start debate Monday on the administration's 597,000,000 emergency relief program for France, Italy, and Austria. Passage was predicted sonic time next week. But Sen. Joseph H. Ball, R., Minn., charged that the foreign aid program—both stop-gap and long-range—was shaping up as a "gigantic blank check." He said there was general agreement on the need for immediate aid. But he predicted a fight over the amount. The House Foreign Affairs Com- ,mittec, meanwhile, began drafting its own emergency European aul bill. Both Sen. Charles W. Tobey, R., N. H., head of the Senate Banking Committee, and the Senate Democratic Policy Committee called for bipartisan approach to Price legislation. The Democrats said, however, that they would leave the initiative to the majority party. , Committeemen . andr de' .elected at this election will meet with Committeemen and delegates' of other communities in the county at a .later date for the purpose of setting up a new county committee, Mr, Spellings said. The date of this meeting has not been set. he said- , "Tills grass roots administration of the farm program Is one of the cornerstones of the program," Mr. Spellings ' stated, "and It can be made stronger if every eligible farmer will vote in the coming elections and take an Interest otherwise in developing the program," Community elections will b« held as follows: Armorel, Armorel Store; Blythe- vllle, county AAA office; Clear Lake. Home Gin; Dell, Moody Store; Forty Eight. Langston Gin; Half Moon, Half Moon Gin; Lost Dime, Little River Gin; Manila, Flecman Gin; Pawhcen, Buckeye Gin; Whlsp, Carter Gin; Leach- villc, LeRoy Carter Insurance office; Yarbro, Mullins Store; Bowcn, Hughes Qin; Bassett, Speck Gin; Buidcttc. Burdette store; Carson, Cromer Bros. Gin; Dyess, FSA Office; Etowah, Co-Op Gin Etowah; Hatcher, Portis Store West Hldge; Joiner,; Kelscr, Kelser Gin; Lux- oia; Milligan Ridge, Co-Op Gin Milltgan Ridge; Osccola, county AAA office; Whitlon. Whitton Gin; Wilson, power company office. Dell and/to. E. , R. L. Gables of ^Blythevllle slstant secretary-treasurer. 2 Young Girls Die In Night Club Fire 20 Other* Hurt When Oil Stove Explosion Panic* 250 Patrons MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. JO. (UP) — A frame roadside night club burned to the ground today In a flash fire thai brought death to two young girls and Injuries nnd burns to at least 20 other party-goers attending -benefit; for. a basketball team. The building, two miles south of the Tennessee line in DeSoto County, Mis,-;., burned rapidly when an oil slovu. exploded in front of the main door leading .to the outside. • Mrs. Sherman Lewis ot 'Memphis estimated Uiat alrjiost,three-fourth* Truman to Meet Press WASHINGTON. Nov. 20. (U.P.I —President Truman will hold news concrence at 9 a. m.' (EST) tomorrow. The unusually early conference was scheduled, according to the White House, so that the president can attend the regular cabinet meeting at 10 a. m. Missco 4-H Club Winners Plan to Attend Congress Pour Mississippi County 4-H Club champions will be among the honored guests at the State 4-H Club Con cress to be held In Little Rock Nov. 28-29, County Agenli! Keith Bllbrey of Blytheville. nnd D. V. Maloch of Osceoln, said today. Representing Mississlpp) Comity will be Lynian Henson of- Armorel, state Held crops champion and North Mississippi County's champion boy member; William "Buddy" Clark of Kclser, the Northeast Arkansas District's champion boy member; Bobble .lean Byrd or Pawheen, Nortli Mississippi County's champion girl member and Dora Dean Grldlcy of Kctscr, champion girl member of South Mississippi County. The farm youths were awarded the trip to the state congress is a reward for winning honors in county and state competition and wil lie guests of honor at the banquet given Nov. 2B by the Arkansas Farm Bureau nnd the breakfast given Nov. 29 by the Arkansas Chain store Council. At the close of the congress young Henson. along with the other state club winners, will leave by train for Chicago to attend the National 4-H Club Congress to be held next week. The trip to the national congress was awarded to all slaic winners for their achievement In club work. The dea'd "Were "Identified at Eve-. Ijtt TaggaH of Memphis and Dorothy Bllllngsley of Horn lj»ke, Mlsi,, both trapped In a small room where they had sought shelter from the flames. Mrs. Lewis suffered burns. She tald that two boys knocked over the stove during a fight. "The fire flared up Immediately," she said. "It cut off the front door. There WFIS one door at the back, but they couldn't get it op encd. "There were (lire* small windows. Two men broke out Ihc gliiss with chairs. I believe three-fourths of the crowd went out through those three windows." The nightclub party was a benefit to buy uniforms for a kaskctball team. Almost everybody in the com mnnity of Horn Lake, Miss., turned out (or the dnncc benefit. Oil Spreads (m Kliior It was _ about 1 a.m. when the stove was knocked over spreading oil over the floor. Constable T. Biirmah Hobbs Sr. who was in the night club said m, ran behind the counter to get. water. "Tlie stove tank spilled flaming fuel oil across the lloor," he said Moments later the front door exit was barred. Hobbs dived through the door and rolled on the ground lo put out the fire covering his clot lies. Mrs. Lewis said that the windows were high—about six or eight fee above the floor. A man helped he onto a table lo reach the window sill. She said there was panic as soo as the fire started. Co. Thla la the linn lb*t Mey«n •wned swell?. The chubby former chief of the Ir Force's Material Command test- lied before a Senate War Investl- alliiB Subcommittee which had lewrd testimony that he: 1. Netted mort than mi.OOO dur- ng the war from the Aviation Klec- rlc Corp. of Vandalia, O,, partly is a result of 11,063,000 In aubcon- rucLs he allegedly obtained '<>' 'he 'Oiupany, 2. Bought $4,000,000 worth of war >onds on one per cent margin and mvde a paper profit of (60,000 In on- deal. Meyers had given thU tea 11- uony himself. 3. Gave Robert Cuse, president of the Vimalerl Co., Jersey City, N. J,, a 1470,000 air force engineering contract after Cute loaned him 138,000 [or war bond simulation. Cuse said he hu got back only £1.000 so far. Denim •'Kickbacks' Meyers vehemently denied teatl- mouy about his alleged ownership ol Aviation Electric and "kickbacks' therefrom which had been given by B. H. Lamarre, who said he got *50 a week as the firm's president nnd T. E. Rcadnowner, Its $25-a- week vice president. "1 will state without equivocation that Lamarre and Readnowec't testimony Is entirely false except foi the repayments of loans from the corporation—loans that I made on notes from It—and except for per nul repayments ot loans made to r. and Mrs. Lamarre prior to Dec. , 1B40." Concerning Lamarre and Read- >wer, h* moustachioed general Id:' "If I am guilty of any wrong do- then they are certainly .§- ually guilty. It U inconceivable lat they would bt content with lelr small aalarlex and never re-' elve anything from th* Aviation leqLrlc Corp," , < ' ,-!'•> Justice Department aourees, Hu >la connection, 'said .they frtre inking* a «wwpin^'in^*rf ^ lml» w activities of ''tveryone.connect- Block Poll Tax Buying Detailed Form«r Spa GambUr Reluctant Witn«u In Mclaughlin COM Weather ARKANSAS—Considerable cloudiness and occasional rain Friday, and in extreme West portion tonight. Colder In Northwest portion Friday. Railroad Flag woman Who Beautified Her Crossing Honored at Banquet U.S. Railroads Restrict Shipments Into Canada WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. (UP)— The Association of American Railroads today placed an embargo on most freight shipments destined for Canada. The embargo was Issued after the Canadian government announced last Monday that it was restricting Imports to conserve Its dollars. The Canadian restrictions apply primarily to consumer goods and luxury items. _ I.EO SOROKA (Untied Press Staff Correspondent) MEMPHIS, Tenn., NOV. 20. (UP) — Buxom Lala Blaylock, a railroad 'lagwoman who turned a drab crossing Into a scene of beauty got wagonload of plants and shrubbery today from 500 garden lovers. "What a wonderful surprise." the middle-aged widow said. "You all must come down to the railroad crossing to see me plant this greenery." Then Mrs. Blaylock broke into tears as she spoke speaker hooked up Fire Hits Hotel Room MACON, Ga., Nov. 20, (U.P.)— Scores of guests left their rooms and congregated in the lobby of the Lanier Hotel shortly before dawn today when fire damaged <» room on the fourth floor. Smoke poured into other rooms bu,t there was no panic. One man, W. W. Fowler of Atlanta, suffered burns. table where she sat as Rue.st of honor at a swanky downtown hotel dinner. "You've all been so nice lo me," her voice faltered. Well-dressed guests, civic and city officials, applauded, arose and broke Into the song "I've Been Working on the Railroad." The Memphis City Beautiful Commission sponsored the dinner. A representative of Mayor James Pleasants presented her with a "certificate of merit" for her efforts to beautify the crossing and flag house during the past three years. Works SB Hour Week Mrs. Blaylock, a native of New- bern. Tenn., applied for the Job j when her husband, a veteran rail- [ road foreman died, she works seven days a week, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. guarding her busy crossing with a "stop" sign. Her busy crossing is the place where the legendary Casey Jones, the Llllnols Central engineer started his last historic ride. In her free time. Mrs. Blaylock beautified the ci-osslng. She land- Into a loud" i scancd lllc ground*. Planted grass, to the head I *»""• whll « P kkel '"'<=« »» d trc '- Burglars Enter Cafe In Bassett; Obtain $6 Burglars entered the Bnssclt Pii Stand In Bassett last night am escaped with approximately $6 li money, Herman Odom, owner am operator, said today. Entrance to the cafe was galnci by opening JL front window, he said The money was taken from ;h cash register. The burglary was discovered th morning'by Mr. Odom when h re-opened the cafe which was clos cd yesterday and last night. Sout Mississippi County sheriff's deputic are Investigating. She made a gravel and brick walk and planted vines and other greenery. To the flaghousc she brought a woman's touch, sewing and hanging • curtains on three windows and the glass door, She wall-papered the kindling box. brought In two upholstered chairs for visitors and placed bric-a-brac on shelves and j on a newly painted telephone table. • "It's so honicv now," she salt]. "All I need now Is a shower bath and a bedroom bunk.. "And ll't so nice when the trains go by. I .want to stay . here all the time. It reminds me of my husband. He loved the railroad, too," New York Stocks 2 p.m. Stocks. AT&T Amer Tobacco ... Anaconda copper , Beth Steel 1523 101 355 99 Chrysler 623 Gen Electric 351 Gen Motors i Montgomery Ward J N Y Central 133 Int Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum .... Studebaker Standard of N J .. Texas Corp Packard U S Steel 87 8 213 9 167 203 761 583 S d with- htm m.the deal"'to'M* if . rosecutlon U warranted. In Indianapolis iMt night Attor- cy General Tom C. Clark told re- orters that the Justice Department ould seek an Indictment of Meyrs on Income tax evasion charges soon as the subcommittee com- letes Its hearings. Justice Department spokesmen In Washington uld they are working clMel; with the committee and are Invratliallnr the possibility of obtaining criminal initlctmenUi against Meyers on >t)irr churKeft a« well. They said thnl details of their icome tax charges have not been worked out. They said grand Jury action light be possible In either Wash- ngton, Dayton, O., or New York VTeycrs wan stationed at Wrlghi Field near Dayton and filed the ulk of his wartlne tax returns rom there. Under usual circumstances, th iisllce Department seeks a sep- .rnte Indictment or count in the ndlctmenl for each year In which n Individual makes a fraudulen nconie .tax. return. Maximum pen- Ity for conviction on each count ! five years Imprisonment and 10,000 fine. Meyers had testified before the ulKommlltee before— during the •Howard Hughes phase" of Its icarlngs. On his return to the stand, he declared that hi would answer "in the minutest detail" all he charges made against him In .he current, phase, He described them as "charges of ill sorts— perjury, corruption, fraud, holding stocks with aviation companies while carrying on contractual relations." Wants to Speak His Piece "I don't Intend to leave here," See LUSH FSOFITS w> Page 1* BT WILBUB JOHNSON (United Preai Staff C*m*pon4a«t) COURTROOM, Mt. Ida, '- Ark., Nov. 20. (UP)—Jack McJunkuV, Hot Springs gambling house operator, told the Leo P. Mclaughlin Jufy today that while he secured roultl- • pie poll tax authorisations u 'far back as 1»5. he got.a larger bllck of such authorisation*' In 1944, aN er he went into the gambling bus- new and following a meeting ui Hot Springs city hall. ••'--. A • reluctant fitness, McJunkirt said that he was Instructed to obtain the authorizations at a 1944 meeting presided over by Walter Bb«), ex-Municipal Judg* Vern Ded- gerwood and then Mayor McLaugh- lln. . i- ..i..:jji." The state, pushing the first of M indictments agatiut the former Spa official on chargw of misconduct in office, Is attempting to prov« that McLaughlln accepted the poli- tlcal influence of 2flt poll tax receipts from MoJuhkln In return for permission to,-operate a gambling casino In the 'Hot Springs Southern Olub. ,., • ,.'.:.', Earlier .;O)rcult Judgt Maupua 3ummlng«. permitted tht introduction of grand jury'testimony taken ast February despite a defense protest that it was being used by th* state In an attempt to impeach it* own witness, McJunkln.' •.;. Prosecuting Attorney Sidney Mo- Math, using cross-examination tae- tle», repeatedly referrred to th« grand Jury,record andBasted Mc- Junkln'It he dldnA Uatlfy that it wai good business •Jo.'kw th« (Uc- • laughte) radrtW* 2 '"?-^ ' Wtfara* Ha> „ „, UcJunkin 1 ahurtiied: ."I din't* r*i member an«werln» that quaftkm." McMath then 're-read a ; gr»nd Jury question u to why be .(Mc- Junkln) compiled a liot of poll tax authorizations. , ,1 "The answer you gave," hVaaid, "was ' to have .some vote* going along so that nobody would be bothering." Asked if he had talked lo r-~-n« since he had conferred with'I i- secutor last Sunday,'Molar: piled: "Yes. I was called , r. Donhatn's office." Henry Dotiham of Little Rock, la attorney for McLaughlin. Opening testimony was hardly underway this morning when'a controversy arose. McMath introduced ' lists of alleged poll tax authorisa- tions for study by.McJunkln in an effort to establish that they wert necessary before gambling was per* mltted under the McLaughlln 20- year'relgn. ... Don ham vehemently objected to the list, saying .the state failed to provide him with, a copy of tht list. . .-' However, following a ten minute recess to allow study of the namea, the trial was continued. Elderly Missouri Man Dies in Home ot Nephew Foster Gilmcr of Matthew, Mo., died yesterday afternoon at the home of his nephew. O. M. Gilmer, of Marie. He was 90 years old. Born In Pontotoc, Miss.; he had lived around Matthew for 12 years. He was a retired farmer. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 11 am. at the Woodlawn Cemetery In Srkcston, Mo., by the pastor of the First Baptist Church In Dexter, Mo. He is survived by five nephews and three nieces. Holt Funeral Home Is In charge. Social Security Act Change Asked Pending Revision WASHINGTON, Nov. ». (UP)— Sen. Wayne L. Morse, R., Ore., introduced a bill today to bring domestic and agricultural wprkers and employes of states and municipalities under the Social Security Act should they so desire. Morse tald the measure was only a "stop-gap Intended to correct some of the most glaring inadequacies of the present Ir.w pending a complete overhauling' and revision of the law to eliminate all of its discriminatory features." One Motorist fined; Another Forfeits Bond George Stead was fined »S and costs on a plea of guilty, and Abe Lendennie forfeited a bond of Wo.JS In Municipal Court this morning on charges of driving while under the InlUience of intoxicating liquor. New York Cotton Mar. May. July. Oct. Dec. open 3415 3395 3380 M« M03 high 3454 3428 3313 3082 3443 tow J41S 33K Bit 30*3 J40J 1:30 M4t 3424 S9M 3072 1437 Listen to the Professor WASHINGTON, Nov. ,20 (UP)— Continuation of present breedlnf trends will make this country In 2100 A. D. "a nation of high-grade morons ruled by the few surviving clever people," Dr. Walter B. Pitkin believes. The author of "Life Begins at Forty" made this forecast In a post -script to the n«w edition of "Human Breeding and Survival" by by Guy Irving Burch and Emer Pendell. Pitkln said "uncontrolled breed- Ing" favors survival of th« least fit. Beg Pardon LONDON; NOV. NOV. 20. cup) — A Bobby brulsquely ordered a UUJe boy in a dark blue suit to get sack on the sidewalk outside Westminister Abbey today. The boy obeyed meekly. Then to the Bobby's surprise, tlie *°y entered the line of royalty waiting for cars. He WM Kin« Peiaal, 12, oj Soybeans open kMk'tor Nor." Mar. 3*3 J7T eJoae 3MB m SUB

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