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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OK NOHTHKABT AKKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLIII—NO. 217 BlythevWe Dally Neva Blythcvllle Courier Blythcvllle Herald Mississippi Valley 111,YTHKVIMJO,'ARKANSAS, THUUSDAY, DKCKiMBKK r >, I'.IKi SINGLR COl'IES FIVE CENTS President to Address Nation Sunday Night On Crisis Over Coai By RAYMOND I.AIIK Untied 1'ress Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. (U.P.) — President Truman on Sunday night will address the nation on the .soft coal .strike which, the government stiid today, ha.s brought the country to "the very brink of economic paralysis." The White House announced lhatfc— , '. the President, entering the arena ol the coal crisis publicly for the first time, will make a full-dress broadcast to the i>eopte al 0:30 p.m. EST Sunday. If the coal strike has not ended by that time-and there wire no indications it would be—the President will go over the head of John L. Lewis and ask the miners to go buck to work. Tlic Solid Fuels Administration, jincamvhile. said the 15-day-old mine shutdown "has placed tins nation at the very brink of cco- K '.lomlc paralysis and threatens unit jireccdeiitcd hardships and sullcr- ii»K during the winter." President 'Pruman's decision to speak out publicly after remaining silent during the first 15 days ol the strike underscored the gravity of the situation described by Deputy Solid Fuels Administrator Dan H. Wheeler. In a communication to 36 state governors, Wheeler called on them to lake the "most stringent measures to conserve coal Immediately." Wheeler asserted that the fuel crisis is I.Vr more serious even than those caused by coal strikes during the war. He said that "every corn- mimTiy is faced with !he possibility of having insufficient coal to preserve its health." lie tolrl authorities to alert themselves against coal hoarders. Such hoarding, he said, can be dealt with under llic penalty provisions of the second war powers act. President Truman decided to ap- ..... — peal to the people after government fire Damages Garage efforts t<T break the strike by resort to the courts Ijad been rebuffed by an angry Lewis and his UnitccVMhie Workers (AFL). The TinfOn's response lo the government's legal assault was to dig In for an all-out fight in Ihc courts and a bitter-end strike ir. the coal fields. Convicted of contempt .-of co.urt lor "f Ion tin? : im' order " to 'caricei the walkout of 400,000 soft coal miners, the UMW was fined $1,600,CCO aiuT lewis $10,000 by Judge T. Alan Goldsborough yesterday. They will appeal to the Supreme Court. WlfTft House Press Secretary diaries G. Ross said President Truman will speak over all networks Sunday for about 20 minutes. His address, Koss said, will concern "the situation growing out of the coiil strike.'' I What the President says will ric- ' pcnd almost entirely on the status of the coal crisis at the time spsvks. Ross said Mr. Truman ha.s not started the actual drafting ot his speech, but is thinking about it "ver yhad." He said the President would take more than 20 minutes if ncceSaty. Between now and Sutidav night Ivfr. Tniman is expected lo consult frequently with Attorney General Tom Clark, Secretary ol Interior J. A. Krug and the presidential stall. The last time Mr, Truimii t'.ep- pcd into an industrial crisis witi a radio address, he broadcast to Congress and Ihc nation at the same time. That was when he voiced determination to use troops, ii necessary to end last June's paralysing railroad strike. j As. the President spoke on thr.i j occasion, announcement was mace ' lliat the strike had ended, j There was no indication that : any such announcement would be forthcoming to interrupt the President's speech this time. Dack-to-work appeals and "ciders" directed to the miners by the late President Roosevelt during strikes in 1943 were a tumble failure. Lewis and the miners ignored them and the union pren- (lent refused even to appear before the War Labor Board until Congress gave it power to MID- lonnally Insists On Writing War Bans Into Treaty Molotov of Russia Argues That Merc Resolution Enough LAKK SUCCKSS. N. Y.. Dee. b. IUP) The United States and Prance argued agninsl Russia loday that world disarmament must be undertaken through international treaties a.s a United Nations snD- conur.itiee met to write a plan tor scrapping weapons ol war. Soviet l-'nreiiin Minister V, M Molotov argued that a resolution of tlic security council was enough to bind the power, 1 ) to an agreement io reduce their arsenals niu outlaw- atomic weapons and other implements of mass destruction Molotov contended that drawing U| ami siKiiini; treaties would delaj disarmament. .Sen. Tom Connally. IV. Tex., aiv Ambassador Alexandrc Paroih lo France said thill cacli nation inns follow ils own constitutional pro cesses in adhering to a disarmament pact. Connally pointed ou again that in tlic case ot the U. t> any such pact would have lo b ratified "a two-thirds vole of Ihc Senate'. Sir Hartley Shawcross of th United Kingdom also joined Con nally and Parodi in supporting the idea of a disarmament treaty. "II is almost essential, il there is lo be no doubl by any country as -o the obligatory character ol the scheme. Hint il would be embodied in El convention," Shawcross said. "The existence of a convention will fortify nn edict ol the security council and leave no doubt at all as to its obligatory character." The subcommittee of [he Political and "Security Committee , met in a new atmosphere ol hope on the heels of Russia's sudden switcl iu policy yesterday in abandoning her insistence on the light to veto the enforcement of disarmament. Bernard M. Bariich. 16-year-old elder statesman, hastily revised a loiiB-prarfned American "proposal to A grass fire yesterday at 615 be presented at an important meet- North Seventh resulted in slight Ing of the UN Atomic Energy Coin- damage to the back of an adja- mission late today. cent garage at 61T park, according! —: lo Pire Chief Roy Head. Tobacco Burns Prematurely Loss in Norristown Fire Near $1,000,000; Large Shed Destroyed MOHIUSTOWN. Tenn.. Dec. 5 'UP)—Flames that started from welder's torch swept through .1 to baceo packing house here Ihi morning destroying the building .11: $1.000,100 worth of tobacco. Tlic blaze was accelcrate<l by ex plosions of between 15 and 20 drum of fluid for hydraulic presses use in packing the tobacco. The fire department was delavnd hi reaching the buruini; building by a train which was passing over tracks they had to cross in order to reach the packing house. A Southern Hallway freight ear fillirl with tobacco, on a sidetrack, wa.s partially burned. Tlic leaf, all of it bought In sales this week, belonged to four Ifup.e tobacco companies. Frank William Taylor owned (lie building which wa.s completely destroyed at :in estimated damage of $100,000. The tobacco and the building were believed heavily insured. Two Civic Clubs Seek Toys For Distribution Christmas Many Blylhe^llle people are en- _oyl»g 'prosperity bul "with the rich lUvivys are the poor" and numerous children here will not have oys for Christmas unless provided 'or by the more fortunate. Again, the Junior Chamber of Commerce and Kivvunts Club will <ix>nsor the* joint prcjccl of provid- ,ng toys lor these boys and girls through colleelion and repair "I iidi gifts already enjoyed by other children. llolh damaged and toys in good condition can be used. The, voca- tiomil agriculture students of Bly- Ihevllle High School will again repair all Ihc toys. These will be distributed by two methods—in r.oodfellows baskets to families having children, and al the annual party rjlvcn by Hie Jaycees the tnmnhu; o[ Dee. 24 at Hie club rooms. MrHv than 5000 toys were "madt new" last year by the high schi" Fiutlri' Piinners of America club members who converted badly dain- rtKed toys, in some Instances, into new ai tides through use of two <ir more loys. I These were (jlvrn lo"t>ooilfi'llow families and in the K! children nl- (ciullng the Juyeee Christmas party. With the need for these arlicles Immediate. [.;. H. Kwr<t, ehalrman of the rolledlo.i, has Issued an up- peal KI iho public.. Toys may be taken In the voca- llonnl IIKI irultmc bulldinK on I hi' hlsti school campus, l.i the Jay~'C club rooms In Ihc Anthony llHIld- tng. or a rail will brim; a 'roimuU- lee nu'iub'.T lo collect Hie loys. MniibiT.% of the Kiwanis c(jtn- inlltee are Mr. Ford. Stewart Freeman, l-'ivd Mi-Ghee, Sidney Wlleox. Thomiis Bell. John Simpson. Virginia Senator Asks President To Call Congress Into Session To Terminate UMW Insurrection Farmer Accused LevV/s Posses Up Opportunity To Quickly Settle Coal Strike Of Slaying Mules Arrest Follows Up Investigation Which Started in October *Byrd in Address Before NAM Says Lewis' Acts Revolutionary . President Truman's decision to enter the arena publicly in an effort to cope with the' fuel crisis did not. It wa.s said, indicate any change in tlic government's legal tactics against Lewis and Uie UMW. Informed .sources said the government probably would bring a new contempt charge against- Lewis next week unless he calls off tlic slrifco in obedience to an injunction issued yesterday by Judge T. Alan Goldsl>orou£h. 4 IJach additional day of the strike fiMild cost the union"S250.COO. That ivas the amount set by Golds L borough for each ol the first 14 days of the strike. There W as nothing in the record to Indicate that the government would not. consider. In a second contempt case, asking n jail term for tlic UMW chief. Meanwhile. Lewis' men throughout the coal fields pledged s»'P- porl for him and defiance for the government.. In Washington, the union prepared to show Its disdain for the heavy fine assessed by Golrtsbo- rougli by posting bonds In the full amount. At the same time, both union - gpvermneul counsel started preptratJOB ot arguments to be "s'nppeal to the Su- pbssibly next week, ^aprceablr to both slltrs, is for thr union to appeal j to the court of appeals for the District of Columbia and then lor counsel to ask the Supreme Court to take immediate jurisdiction. Legal authorities said it was possible that the appeal might reach the high court on Monday. Meanwhile', some government circles were anxiously awaiting general labor reaction to the contempt penalties assessed against Lewis and the UMW. This reaction was expected to cryslali7.e over the weekend. Many union organizations customarily hold meetings on Sunday. Mr. Truman lias been beseigcd by proposals that he by-pass the embattled Lewis with an appeal direct to the miners. The President- also has been urged, notably by Srn. William F. Knowland. n.. cal.. to reopen the mines and man them with volunteers. There was no indication lhal Mr. Truman planned lo go thai far. Thus far Mi'. Truman ha.s been content- to direct the government campaign against Lewis from the White House without making any public statement. The lact lhat he will now enter the arena publicly did not indicate any change in the government's legal strategy against the union, it was said. Tlie $3.500,000 line against the UMW and the $10,000 penally | against Lewis were ordered by Federal Judge T. Alan Gok'>">- rotigh yesterday in a courtroom session Hint had lew parallels lor sheer drama and color. Injunction -Viatic Termaucnt Besides levying the fines, the judge signed an injunction replacing the previous strike restraining order which Lewis and the union ignored with the resulting penalties. If they ignore the new injunction, they could be brought into new- contempt proceedings. The present fines arc being staved pending appeal. Tlic case could reach the Supreme Court in about two weeks if the government asks that Ihc circuit courts be bypassed to speed a decision. UMW attorneys promised Ij'at the formal notice ol appcrj and Iwnd for Lewis would be riled bv 3 p.m. today. They made no dei'n- ite commitment on posting bond to guarantee payment of the $3.500.000 fine in case the appeal was lost. Unless that bond is posted by then, however, the fine will not be suspended pending appeal. The governmenl could obtain a court order to collect the fines from the union's assets or ils $13.500.000 treasury, which includes more than $7.000.000 in U. S. and Canadian government bonds. While declaring his friendship lor organized labor, Goldsborough suggested the UMW dispute might otter the choice between destruction of the union and preservation ol the U. S. government. In lhal case, he said, Ihe "republic going io he preserved." \ Annexation Matter Set For Hearing A petition lor the anncxiiLioi to the City ol Blythcvillc of Braw ley and Cook Additions has bee lilcd irr the office of the Cotinl Court Clerk. Percy Wright, city al torncy, announced this morning. A hearing on the petition, signed by 4G landowners of both additions, will be held in County Court Jan. 7. The two additions are adjoining with the south boundary of Brawley Addition. Doris Street, forming the north boundary of Cook Addition. Bnuvlcy Addition Is bounded on the north by Brawley Street, on the cast by Highway 61, and on the west hy I6th Street. Cook Addition is bounded on the cast by Memorial Park, on the west by the Rcboinson Addition and on the south by the drainage ditch. Decision on the iretition lor annexation of Wilson Second Addition lo tlic City ot Blyllievillc. .scheduled to be handed down today, has been postponed by Couii- ly Judge Roland Green until :icxi- wcck, city Attorney Percy Wrighl announced this morning. Judge Green will announce, tns decision following the City Council meeting Tuesday. Mr_ Wright scaicl. Roving Miners Flout U. S. Law Against Pickets PITTSBURGH, Dec. ft. (U.P.V- Roving bands of pickets raced through, the Western Pennsylvania coal fields loday as striking United Mine Workers sought to close f.uip mines which continued to operate. State police said 20 automobiles filled with miners appeared In the Imperial District. They hall'.'O at least six* trucks, forced out the drivers and dumped the coal which they were hauling, the police said. C. H. Snydcr. president of Uic Sunnyhill Coal Co.. which operates the. district's largest strip mnie, asserted that the picket bands were led by NMW district offii'als. He reported the incidents to the Navy Coal Mines Admuiis'.ra- tioti and the Federal Bureau ol Investigation. The Smilli.Connally Act. under which the government, seized the mines, prohibits picketing. !>}• I KKI> MULI.KN AND ; CIIAHI.KS II. IIKKKOU) United Press staff Cwresiiimrttnts WASHINGTON. Dec. 5.—I UP I— This is the story of five falefnl hours in which Judge T. Alan Goldsborough uavc John L. Lewis n lasl chrincc to settle Ihc coal strike. It Is il story of hinted overtures', minim: telephone wires and cniii- st consultations in high govern- nent oil ices mid union quarters. As far as settling the strike was oncerned, II all canu 1 to naught. t culled with the government and .ewis each more determined than ever to stand their ground and ad- nil no compromise. Pieced together [mm numerous sources, this i,s what happened be- ween 10 a.m. ye.slcrtlaj—the hour originally .set for sentencing Lewis —and 3 p.m. when tho die cast with fines lor Ixjwin and his union. Promptly at 10, Judge Goldsborough met in his chambers with attorneys [or Lewis and for llic government. They had been Instructed to give him then lliclr recommcmliilloiiK for sentences tor the union and Lewis. Aflcr some preliminary sparring the judge asked whether the strike couldn't be ended. One of Ihe miners' attorney^ AFIj Counsel Joseph A. Padwi( went Inlo a private courthbttll huddle with Lewis. He return* with word lo the clfect thai Lcwl» tt'iis rcAely to talk with Ihe gov eminent — immediiatcly, in live minutes or any lime or place the government Mtggesled. Partway suggested the senlcnc- ng be d'cferrcd until 3 p.m.. with in apparent implication lhat somc- hlng might be done by then. : Assistant Attorney General John •\ Sonnclt, ttic government's 34•car-old flel<l marshal at the court, elephoned these developments to Attorney General Tom Clark. Back went the word which Sonnctt rc- aycd to Padway in the Judge's chamber; '"Let him piu Ins men back to work and then we'll decide whether to talk or not." Eonnell also was instructed to try to sound oul partway more specifically on what he had in mind. Tlicrc were further exchanges as the clork moved toward noon, more telephoning. Padway at one point inquired what altitude tlic judge would take on Ihe sentences If the strike were called off. 'flic Union attorney did not. however, make any specific proposal, offer, promise or deal -just lhal Lewis was willing to talk with the government. Upshot of il was that the gincrn- tuciil attorneys decided not to oppose the union suggestion lhal sentences be deferred until 3 o'clock. After the courthouse conference j broke up at noon, there were important huddles among government ollicials. But If any of them had any idea of making overtures lo Lewis, Uicy were squelched. The government—in complete Hue with President Truman's instructions — sat back to wait lor Lewis lo act. Some federal officials were convinced he would give in before 3. How Ihe talk went In that union meeting Is not known. Perhaps Lewis hoped for a government overture. Perhaps he couldn't believe the government would go through with its recommendations for a big fine. In any event. Ihc principals all returned lo Judge Golclsborouc.h •* chambers shortly before 3. TV" union attorneys reported in effect thai they had nothing furlUcr I" say and were ready to go ahead with the sentencing procedure. New Furniture Firm Organizes Opening Scheduled In Remodeled Store At Main and Lake. NKW VOHK, Ucf. 5. (U.l 1 .)—Sun. Hurry V. Isynl, U., \ii,, MssiTliiiK Unit Ihc I'tiiTPiit coul strike in rrmlity is :in insurrection ii|rniii.slth<! KovtTiinniiit, ni'Ked I'i'Osidniit. Tni- inun today In cull H niiocinl so.ssion of Comrmss lo rienl with *wbbi'. v . Hyrd, spfnklnji before Ihc Na- nlp KiKviirtJs l'>unil.ui'c- Coin- ;>nny will opci) lirrr Bul unlay loi fllyfhpvitlo'.s tiru'r.st business in Di tixhlLstictt by iTliimpt! .scrvircmru Jirninli' K<J wards inul J. l-'ti M'CaHn nrr co-owiioivs of Mir new bu.slncs.s, lociilrd in thr ClonrKC M lldinj: ;il rornct o( Miln Mrrcl:s. Ihr foi'tnrr lot'ii in Hardy's FumlHifr Hlor 'Fi:i|li new und uscct furnUHrR wll be .sold, as ,soon us u slock of II.SIM fnrjillnrc QH\\ be secured. "Kvcry thinK for Llir home" is tho slof-m Rdo])lrd by I lie firm and V*)H'U rr inodolini: of Die bnildlin: 's coin nlcted, I hero will IIP n luymil (o IilriivLdUi.i rooi»s clf.spluys. Furiil'.'irt lira ting equipment, rugs, linolcur Hiid ot>ic[ ilerns nlrcndy uro I the .slark. A Rpecinl dt'anrry and curlnin de. partiiifnl i.s u now fc:it»re for "^"^'c store In Biythcvlllc n ; .secllon will be lucluUe T __ Inte hardynro. Mr, Edwards, who i.s lo opcrni tnr p "stAro n.s inniutgrr, hn.s Ju. complrtod Ji course; In Interior Decora tin (? to become further famlUar-l \r.?.i\ with such .icicn.ssovic.s for the home. The '46 bv no-fool building has Iwen remodeled and new fixtures added. New Haiire.scrnL linhl,s (itId to Llic windows and new fixtures also were in.slHlled for the eeilinc ll^lits. The entire building \\na brci; redecorated In an off-while, wlLU the woodwork st nil led wnlnul, | Mr. Kd wards, .son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Edwards, recently resigned his i>oslLlon with Hubbnrd Furniture, Com puny, \vhei n he was employed 10 years. Resident or Blythevllle his en 11 re lite, he wa.s graduated from Blytheville Hit;)) School and attended University ol Arkansas. FnyeUrvlDc. lit service four year.s, he served 13 months in the European 'Hicaler. HR and Mr.s. EdwHrris reside at 111 East Diivjs He will be assisted ln\lhe busln by John Hart, .salesman, also veteran of World War II. Mr. McCalia. who will not br active in the business, bus returned to his cotton business: here after IOHK Naval scrvicn, during wliicli litnc he served on a destroyer. l''innk Hyliv. r>l-year-old furmor •siding north of ylionyo. w.is ar- v.ted y.'-|i>idiiy In cuimiTllcm llh the :.layhi|t of two mu>'. on le A, M. Mliiyard film, hvi- nllcs northwest of Uell, tin O'-t. I. HIII to iinlmals mid mallei m-, .chiel, Hylee is al hbi-rlv under *M)8 bond. preliminary hcuring m he case is ::cl for Saturday uuirn- When eitllccl lo the Mlnyaia mm Oct. I. Deputy .Sheriff K. A, lice and I), u, Kmllh, KHI m- .•c.Uliialor, found ono of the mules :le;icl ol apparent poisoning an<1 ^luishot wound:!. The olhoi 1 wits found In a dylni; condition. A while j.uhMance found on is of eorn In a nearby cornfield and in saliva from Ihc mules' inoulhs wu.s lound hy 1<'1U un- ulysls lit be poisonous, ollluns said Hylre told ofllcers lie put Hie poison ou Ihe corn lo proi II. from insects.! A KUII believed lo have been used In Ihe slaving:; nntl a bullet removed from body of one of Hie anlniiils were sent lo Washington, n. C., for ballls'.ies Dr. .1. K. ivatiley wn.-; r president of MLs.sls:;i[)pl M I'd Ira I Sot-lei :• In n uieo' nielli at llolel Noble. Lawmakers Train Guns On Boss ism NLO.V YORK. Dec. .1 (UP>—SCO. Jo:,cpli"Il. null, R.. Minn., snld t<i- (Iny it 15 liHI'nrallvi^ thnf. C'o!i[;rc.ss Iliul i\ wny lo jirrvvnt liulitslry- ^itlc shutcloivii.s Mrrfi n;; llx* co;i! tilrlko wllhuil wcukcnini: trcr. cn- Lni'])rlsn fir ]ill)»r. "Tlu 1 ciirrcnl. civil sliutilown linn drnninl 1/cd tl'is for nil n[ us," he <"ild tn o luncheon jit]drc.sr> before Hid Nnl.lanul AssocliUlon ol M:iiiuriicUirc)'.s. " " i |m Dull iHTincu'd tliiit Ganuresii win mukn tubsUuillnl cluinRi'S in InDor policy. He snlrt, however. Unit lie will ullpniin to lie:id oft 'luisli ^ drawn" Iryl.slntlon whlcli Met. 1 ; i^' ; Inipelns from some immcdtnlc ci'lsls. Marion F. Dooley, Braggadocio, Mo., Farm Owner, Dies ^Marlon Francis Dooley. lelnvo farmer of Braggadocio. Mo., died this morning at Walls Ilospl'.al. He was 56. His death, at .1 o'clock. followed illness of a tnonili durlni; which he developed pneumonia. Services afternoon, home of Teeter ot burial at N. Y Stocks Quotations: 2:06 p.m A T a [id T Amer Tooacco .... Anaconda Copper .. Chrysler Gen "ricctric Montgomery Ward N Y Ccntr'al Int Harvester Socony Tacuum .. SUidebaker Standard of N J .. U S Slerl Packard . 166 82 39 3-~ Girls Werive Hearing On Charges of Larceny Moncnia White and Robie Mae. White, arrested Tuesday for the theft of clothing from thr. apartment of Miss Lucille Baldwin at 110 South Lake, waived preliminary will be held lomoivow 2:30 o'clock, al Ihe Mr. and Mr.s. A'.Mivyj near Braggadocio, wllli Monnl. /.ion Cemclciy. German Undertaking Company ol Stcelc. Mo., is in charge. Born Oct. 2. 18DO. In Kentucky, he long had resided In Pcin'i'.'ol County. He Is survived by two so;is, Harry Dooicy ol Blythcvillc and Icrschel Dooicy of Braggadocio: ivc (laughters. Mr.s. Kr.incr.s Teeter of Braggadocio; Mrs. G>'r- aldlne Bnllcy. Mrs. Pauline Mitrt-'it. Mrs. Mildred Cobb. all ol Sleole. and Mrs. Ma sine narnetl. ol Joolcr, Mo., and Ilirce hro'iiors. George Dooley ol Gary, Ird.. Henry Dooicy of Carulh^i.sviiic. Mo., and Clcatus Dooley of Lii- aourn, Mo., and II pranddilldrc'i. ,.0 w-u J lu OUl.til JJ.Wt.J, \\rt»^l. }" v 84 3-< I hearing on charges of grand |ar- 35 CT 16 1-4 G9 1-2 9 3-8 13 7-8 20 66 1-8 71 1-8 C 1-4 ccny this morning In Municipal Court and were ordcrcAbouml ovc: for Circuit Court action. Bond was set at $500 lor each girl. Following their arrest by Biyll>e- vIHe Police. Ihcy confessed to me thclt of approximately MO wot.IV oT clothing from Miss Baldwin s apartment, officers said, and weie turned over to county Miners Back John L. Lewis To the Limit JTITHflUllGII. !><-. r,. <»jpi._. The nilnrr,'; barked John L. '.owls lo Ihc llmil t ot lay and many lomK of the United Mine Workers 'AFI.i sent blank checks to union headquarters in Washington to help p.iy the. line of $:i,!jrM,0!JD Imposed t.y Judge T. Alan Gul<h- borough . "l.cwis Is in Ihe .soup und wcVi 1 backing him up nutil he's out. " .said a spokesman for a nroup "1 miners jiiMIni; in a Library. } > .i.. lavern. "We'll slick II out until we hear from the chici. " Senator -Bilbo Soon to Answer His Accusers IACKKON. Mi!.s.. Dec. fl.— iUI'i — Neprn v::ir vclrnin.s testified lo- v they \vrre denied a vote In the Mississippi primary July 2 because they weren't alfilialinl with Ihe Democratic I'arly |or the two prc- tecding years. They I old Ihc .Semite Campaign Investigating Committee Ihcy were confronted v,ilh the challenge. based on n .".election of Ihe :;lntc election lav,;., when they appealed at the polls. • They were witnesses nl committee hcarlnc.s into charges that Weather Moderates The first above-freezing minimum temperature was recorded during last night as Hie mercury reached low of 37 degrees, according lo Robert E. Blayfock, of.'icial weather observer. Sen. Theodore Bilbo, n.. Miss.. incited violence and Intimidation to prevent Negro voting In the Democratic primary, uilbo was expected lo be Ilir cloMng witness later today. Missco Doctors Hold Election Member Tells or War Service in Occupied Area in Germany - , Illness caused by nmliiul.rlt.lni venereal disease. 1 ; and (UphMicr lonllnuc. n serious iiiedlco-mllllin irohlein In American-occupied Clui many, members of the Mlsslsslp: County Medical Society were '.o' hy Dr. I-ouls Hubericr, recently n turned from service I here, when ! spoke lasl night at the dinner mirb ing at Hold Noble, following eld lion of officers. Dr. J. K. neaslcy wus vr-clcc'ed president of the county group during a business .session. In which till 17 physicians present from nil perls of the comity made plans for the coming year. Other ofllcers named were: Dr. L. I,. Hiibeni'r. vice president: Dr. T, 1-', llud.son ot Luxoni. secretary Find 1 roji.siircr: Dr. C. M. Ifarv/rll ol Osecola. Incoming censor. Other tensor:; are Dr. Floyd Webb and Dr. .1. I,. Tolk of Kelser. l&epnrl-s ol I wo unusual Illness-Mi were given wllli Dr, Hudson '.oiling nl a falal rubies Illness lo a young Ncnro boy and Dr. F. 1C. Utlcy explaining a dexlro-cardia, or heart aimllllon. In n newborn baby. 'Mis of <irrman C'nniiltlnns Problems of the Arinv's Medl Corps ill Germany Include mor.il conditions there, along with sunh diseases as diphtheria which swept tluouch concentration rmnus d.ir- I..K tne war. the new JJIythovillc piiy" sii ian said in his discussion of "Medico-Military Problem:; In Amcr- Inui-Oecuploii Germany." Although pointing oul Midi, fiitl- CL ni/:il ion hud caused one >t trio most serious Infc.stalinns ol vene- ical diseases, he cilcrl malnutrition ;u, Ihc Number One hraltli problem, ftrt-aiisc ol the valuable Inforrn- Ilim :so well presented in the nr'icle of thl.'i new local physician who •iHTiilly resigned after 10 ve.irs Army service, the society voted .end a copy lo Ihe state Medical So- cirly fur publication In the :n.ii;:i- '.inc of Ihiil group. Physicians present were: Ir>m Illvtheville. Dr. I/mis Ilubcncr, Dr. L. I, lluhener. Dr. V. K. Ullcy. Dr. i. Alki'ison. Dr. .1. K Bcasley, Dr. I). C. McLean. Dr. .1. L. T:dwell. Dr. .1. A. Snliba. Dr. P. L. Husband; from Ooorola, Dr. C. N. Harwell and 1JI. L. D. Miisscy: from Teachvillc. Dr, J. F. Brownsou. Dr .1. A. Martin :i)l(l Dr T. N. Iloduun: Dr. T. I 1 '. Hudson ol Luxora. Dr. R L. .Johnson of nnssclt. Dr. F.lilon l-'iililey of Wllfon. tlonnl Association ot Manufacturer.'. 1 Slsl niimial Congrci»"of' American Industry nl the Waldorf- Astoria Hold, culled upon the osldc'iit (o > announce publicly ml "he Intends to see. that the. 'vernincnt doc.i not again surrun- •r lo John L. I/."f Is. ' • . '('rmli lhl<t (r»t national •.trlkc, and HT will Hitvc tin iith- rr.s," llvrrf sslrt. "Surrtiidct n«»'. ind tvc litvltr. fM;onoDiIc cbai»s for a lung llnw Ui nmtr. Tr> wall uiilll Jan. 3, yitirn (hr new Con•KH mrrtn, mrunj 'hat t\in rdlintry will be on Ihtr vrrjce ol Irmlnj; and millions will b« uii- liyi'd'sntd -Hint without full pro- liictlon the comilry w:is "cerl.ilh o' !U\VT an I'conomlu ' collapse." The coal slrlkc, ho said, Indicated (ml the government, "appears to unable to enforce lt« lnwj mi-", lecrccs." ''In' upprHshiK, Umr. and tlm^ Ag-.iin, thrsr riitlitrsii Inbor leittl- rr«, wr huve biillt up a Fmnkcn- ' strin tlut Ihrculcn-. to destroy UK," Hyrd salct. "The coal strike has censed to re i\ question of miners' wages, welfare funds or working houni. It Is n innllcr of govermtienl by Inw ind order or revolution. Alter years of RovenmiDiit surrender .lo pow • Tful labor lenders we arc reaping the linrvesl wnti dlic of \lhc'.gre.it-.. domcfitlc crises tills countsy has ever faced. T^lir: KOvernnieiiL has convlcleit, Lqwls but what It* being done about1^1*1? Unless mining Is .rfMiiucd Immediately people will irc'erc «nd suffer .Indescrirj- (vblp distress. '•'-.' •-" *Ko' Is" n«l"' frl(hten«4 »l>out jotnf In Jail Whe«* he'will POM 'fcrfor* hiv miners as » pcr.teeutrd martyr. The rlwwr U<« Amfricnn people; arc to a dluiltr the better John. Lewis HK*4 it, for thrn . he cm drlvr » h*rd*r bargain." : By rd^ said I list' "Jailing .mid.lin- ing" Lewis or fining the miners «lll not produce coal. "Tho Roverrimenl must take measures, ' no matler how harah and .stern, to get COR 1 without surrendering (P Lewis.", he. said. "The longer such strong measures lire IH>stpdned the more difficult .will be tiles Job of saving the American people froni 1 real catastrophe." LabDr unions snoiilri be compelled lo Incorporate, he said, and tlin corrupl practices act- should. ,l, ]C rmide to npiHy against- unions as well as business corporations, and Inn closed shop should be outlawed. Weather ARKANSAS. Pair and miM today, (oni|>hL and Wulny. Funeral Conducted The (biui;!>lcr of Mr. and Mr.;. L. fl. Chiiflin Wat. dc.id at birth yr.-- tcrday afternoon ;it Willis Hor.pltal. The 'baby, their Iirsl child, wa.s named Dannie Kay Cliaffni. Condi- lion of- Mrs. Chafl'm loday VMS satisfactory. Services for the child were held this morning al Dogwood Cemetc>y by Ihe Rev. L. C. Ramsey, pasloi of Assembly of God Church on West Ash street. Cobb Funcv.t Home was In charge. Mr. and Mr." C'haffin reside at 13in We.sl Ash. GOP Leaders Flay Policies Of Democrats WASHINGTON, Dec. 5—(UD — Hie 191.) general elections were nerely n preliminary r,k!ri7ilsh in • he ba*?S>- ii°w going on between believers ol two opposing political >hllo.sophles. Rep. Clarence J- Brown. II., O.. told the Republican National Committee today. . He denounced what he called » lemocratlc trend toward slalc socialism. The committee Is holding u one- lay vlclory .session here lo adnpl. a linanelal program looking toward the 1948 presidential campaign. Rep. Charles A. Kaflcck. I!., Ind.. said that capturing Congress this year was merely n iirsl objective of the Republicans. "I am confident we will po on and capture Ihc ultimate objective, the prcsidencv. In 1918." Hal.Vk said. Yarhro Planter Speaks At Kiwanis Luncheon Members of the Kiwanis Club held their weekly meeting yesterday noon at the Hotel NoKe will' Tlllrtrcd Bunch, planter and faru leader of Yarbro. as principal speaker. Mr. Bunch spoke on present and luturc trends In farm products markets. Guests present included Dr. J. II. Hicks, prolessor in the School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas; Clarence Gumni of Memphis, the Rev;. Allen n. Stewart. Tom. I.illlr .)!•„ nncl O. R. ITalbroolc. Rotary Club Members Hear Oscco/a Minister ^ Members of the Rolary Club held their weekly luncheon today nt the Hotel Noble with the Rev. I.. T. Lawrence of Osccola, as principal speaker. The Rev. Mr. Lawrence prc£;m- rd an address on ''Community Service.'' Gucsls present incHidco: Ben Bullcr. Carol Watson and J. B. Teaford, all of Osceola; William Brand, of St. Louis; c. A. Hoppin, ol Claylon. JIo.; ana James Staflord, Junior Rotarian. S. E. Webb was hit reduced ;;s ;i new member. N. Y. Cotton open high' low 2::io Mar 3M« 3K3 3033 30KI May 29H6 2995 2961 2995 July ...... 2KM 2M* 3805 2845 Oct. <1947) B50 MC 25 ^ 2S55 Dec :»..: 3h» wis yta

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