BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NKWSPAl'KK OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XUH—NO. 21 BlytheviUe Dally News Blylhevllte Courier Blylhevllle Herald Mississippi Valley L»udfi U.l':. AUKANSASSA'l'UKDAY. 1)K('KMHKK SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS 115 KILLED AS FIRE SWEEPS ATLANTA HOTEL Highest Tribunal In Conference On Lewis Appeal U. S. Attorney General Urges Early Decision On Contempt Appeal Missco Man's Aunt Injured In Atlanta Fire Miss's- WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. (U.P.)—Tile Supromc Court met in private conference today to consider n government, request for s'.vift rc- vicw of Hie John U Lewis coiilom.Dt case. This conference of tiic juslicos followed nn extraordinary 75-min- utc Hireling of Chief Juslice Fred M. vinson wilh govcrnnienl ami United Mine Workers (APU lawyers. Allorncy Ocncml Tom C. Clark one of lho.se who cofcrred wiln Vinsnii, reciucsted a quick legal showdown because Lhc nation is threatened with "Irreparable injury' by the national coal .«li'il:e, now in it.s 17lh <lay. The courl may announce Its :ie- eision on the govenment, I'Ctincr.l later today If not, the decision is expected to be announced Monday. The government has ,;iupha- si/ed thai speed is imperative, bccausc the strike is ilrar.^in^ Hie nation'* economy to the brturt of disuslcr. Backing u]i the government's urgent request was a Commerce Department warning thai a 00-day .strike would "virtually paralyse" ill major manufacturing industries, and do "irrer-nrablc damage" to the nation's welfare. The report said about 10.000,000 workers would be idled it the strike lasted as long as three months. The meeting of the full cou.t. followed by 15 minutes the conference in vlnson's chambers. Conferees included Clark, Assitano Attorney General John F. - -Sonnett, AFL. Chief Counsel Joseph I'adw.iy and UMW Attorney Wsily K Hopkins. They refused to reveal what, was discussed at the ton- fercncc. Truman Prepares Speech President Truman, directing I he administration's no-retreat battle against Lewis, kept his rchcnnle clear of anointments as he begun work on the radio speech h-t will moke to the nation tomorrow nigh In that address, the President will go over Lewis' head and appeal directly lo the 4CO.OOO striking soli coal miners lo rclurn lo \vor>:. Tlic government wanted speed because drastic coal-saving controls were forcing deep, industrial cutbacks and President Crruman was determined to carry on the court war against Lewis. The UMW was fined S3.5on.OOU and Lewis S10.COO in federal disTrict, court Wednesday for refusing to call off the strike. Bond in tliesc amounUs was posted yesterday. Meanwhile, the nation's industries were grinding slowly to a halt for luck of coal. Nearly a million workers in slccl. Iransporlation and allied industries were idle. Mr. Tnmian, who will go over Lewis' lica~d and broadcast an appeal Sunday night for the 4CO.OOO so[t coal miners to return to work. kept his schedule clear of engagements today. He was devoting all. his lime to preparation of the speech that will be broadcast on all major networks at 9l30 p.m. (EBTI tomorrow. The White House said actual ivrilint;' cf the speech has begun. Mr. Truman i.s expected lo address the nation for about 20 minutes. M:iny Controls Envoked The administration was using no weapons other than the court light In Its efforts to break the 17-rtay- old strike of Lewis' 403,003 United Mine Workers (AFL) "in the government-operated soft, coal mines. 'i;ul almost daily it was adding 10 the list of controls intended lo stretch Ihc ccal supply in case of a prolonged strike. The ciimout of uon-csscntial lighting and power use. already in effect in 21 states, will be extended Monday to all areas dependent 011 coal-consuming utilities. The Civilian Production Administration last night also ordered deliveries of bituminous coke restricted to essential consumers. Some eriO.OOO workers were '-.1C as a result of the strike and the figure was expected to spurt past l.OOO.OOo by 'Monday. The embargo 4 yesterday 'on non-csscntia! freight ~ had svuft and widespread effects on industrial employment. The economic crisis created by the strike is expected to figure lr.r*:y in President Truman's radio oddtess tomorrow night along with a back-to-work appeal to the nvTn- crs. 1 After Mr. Truman's caoinct meeting ye.stcrdav. one member said there would be no turning back by the administration In Its fight. Allanla's hotel fire this struck home to ill least one iippi County family. Mrs. Krsneo.s Helm Rasniusscn, formerly of DCS Molnrs, l:i., nnd one of the Injured, is an aunt of rhllmore Brlst of Frenchman's B:iv,,u and visited In the 'ISrlst home just two weeks ago. Today she was o palicnt in an Atlanta" liospital and her lulsbimd. Dr. Carl Rasmussen was dead ' a vielitn of tlie fire. They Imd been quests of the holel while trying to locale an apartment in Atlanta. They recently moved to Atlanla from DCS Moines. Air. Krist was in Atlanta lust night, lie notified his wife in Frenchman's BiVmi rariy today that he was not ill tlie (ire. lift di:t not know (hat his aunt hail been injured, or her husband killed when he called Mrs. Brlst. Mrs. Brist's first inrormation about Mrs.'Rasmussen's Injury, and Dr. unsmtissen's death was obtained from the Courier News. Trouble Feared In Azerbaija Central Government In Teheran Holds Troops in Readiness TEHRAN. Dec. 1.— IUT( — Shall Rczn Pahlcvi tonight was expected to order central government troops to march into Azerbiajatl within few hours. The orders were believed to he drafted and to await only tho Shah's signature. Reports Irom Ihe North told of lie* skirmishes. One report said that central government troops Iiac! removed a large mine from a bridge outside tlie town. Another report said there h;id been a minor clash between Tudeh and government forces in Ihc Zinis Mnzandcran area. However, genera] staff communique said I for the moment all was quicl. N. O. Cotton Mar. ^f<lV July Doc. 2858 3105 3IM4 2853 3105 2848 3101 NorthCarolina Man Elected By Governors MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Dec. 7. (IJP1 —Gov. Ft. Gregg Cherry, of Norti Cnrolinn, today wns elected chairman of the Southern Governors Conference as the group ended three-day session here. Cherry will serve for one ycnr, succeeding Gov. Robert Kerr '>f Oklahoma. Gov. Clarence Meadows, of Wc.st Virginia, was named vice chairman. The governors declined to adopter reject a rcoolulion endorsing Hie bi-parlisan foreign policy of Secretary of State James V. Byrnes, introduced by Gov.-Elect J. StTutn Thurmond of .South Carolina. Thi'y felt that the matter was not i proper one for Ihcm to consider. During the meeting here the c'litf executives have reported on prospects of indu.slrializhig Ihe Sinuh, ' a movcmenl expected lo begin v.'hcn and if Ihc U. S. Supreme Coiivl rules favorably on their petition r.;r equalized freight rates. The r.ilDs counsel predicted a favorable c'cci- slon shortly. Members attending the mccti.igi planned to return lo their hoiiK.s! tonight, after spending the afternoon at the Tropical Park races. College Classes Here Report Much Progress With nearly Ihrec months ,»f col- cgc work behind them, "students" attending the University of Arkansas freshman courses here in night sessions arc studdying diligently prior lo Ihc first semester tests late in January. The 43 enrolled are "sticking", according to president Dean W. U. Nicholson, who is well pleased wirii the first step toward what Is hoped may some day lead to establishing of a college in Blytheville. Seven classes arc being held. tPUglit by teachers with masters' degrees and accepted as members ol the university faculty. These classes are in English. Mathematics. History, American History. American Government. Human Geography and Commercial Law. The seven classes, started Sept. 17. meet nt the high school here with classes in session five nights weekly as some arc held twice weekly anri some three times. Cost of the freshman classes, credits (or which are acccplcd anywhere Ihc University of Arkansas credits are accepted, is being .lorne by the students. Most of these arc employed people who want lo have a college ei'.ucation and attend 2848 school after work hours. Tuition 3100 is $5 per semester hour. Tax Collections In Missco Hit An All-Time High Levies Against Real And Personal Property Brinr in $634,976. Collection of taxes in Mississippi County by the o'llcc of : Sheriff Hale Jnckson lllis year' again shattered previous records wilh total ol $l>3-l,97G.(i1 collected. I\T Ihc fourlh consecutive year, u new record lias been established. This g»in of utmost 1 :i per cent over the 1945 collection. Hie biggest in history, represents payment of approximately 93,85 pel cent of all taxes assessed. These taxes, collected 'troni 1^'b. 19 lo Mov. ). are state, county, school and city levies. Of this amount, Ihc sum of SIM,- GU2.(j7 will be paid Monday by '.he sheriff and collector to ihe state treasurer for stale tax and *«!.• 752.H2 «ill be paid to the county treasurer [or county general, bonds, roads, school and poll tuxes. The .schools will .receive $3(M.- 83!).71 from the IB-mill"school ad voloreiiin lax and from the poll tnx. In the net collections, the amount being paid the county treasurer includes $81,957.!)!! for county general. $4.110.88 for bond, $40,237.71 tor road funds. ?l:i,!lll Goes to Cities The eight Incorporated lowns of Mississippi county w lll receive 143.911.72 LO l>c proralcd I'.clwcen BlytheviUe. osccola. Dell, Lcacli- •illc, Manila. Luxora, Reiser and Joiner. Total gross collection was on a icl paid valuation of $10,907.0111 'or 1045. while Ihe total gross collection of 5627,529.17 for the previous ycav, was on a net paid valuation of $16.087,751. Difference between gross ant net collection Is made up of collector's c«mnUm«ioti, .premium 01 collector's t«jixl.-*«oujn£, audit fund and dclfnqAiSi(M»*mslng c'of.'.s-. " For a number tr years Missl'ssip- ]ii County 1 - has "received much praise from slutc officials for the amount of taxes collected and of the smalt amount of delinqucnccs. One of the reasons for this small delinquency is due to statements mailed taxpayers and If laxcs ,uc not paid within a short time, second notices remind them, before the penally is assessed, it was pointed out. )- My wif« Iiu<! 15 fUinrs '.he from the run! mul hit her as slu pusM-d hy. liolh of them cni.'ihvd i'.l the way down. Ulorne refoircd to ,1. \V. llt-ncy til JolTersonvllli'. Tenn., nciir Knox- Survivor of Atlanta Fire Tells of Winning 3-Hour Dance of Death As I'"III lo[ I'nllcd Vri'ss KD1TO1U;: The following eyewitness nrcoimt »I the Winecolf lintel lire was (old to Die United PITM by J. lii'cd Home o( Cm del-, ci.i.. who with his wife wns rescued from ilu- top Iloor of Ihe .iirucr.U'i- three hours nfier llu- fire gutted II. ATLANTA, (JA., Doc. 7. (I'.l (liincc of (li'ulli jit tlio cud ol lid thi'tH- horrible lioui'.s this t can't believe Unit we arc on Hie* ground und safe. The llrst 1 knew I here was a HIT I heard people screaming. 1 thougiil It was u dienm. Then my wife wnki up and we locked down from window. I'Mames were shooting from every window below us on front of Ihe hotel. We were scared lo dcnlh but wife had enough sense lo .sus vc lie sonic sheets together nnd try o get to a lower floor. We inudc wo ropes nnd [•limbed down sepa- ulely but when we i;ot to the Hth loor it was so hot we Imd to climb >nck up lo our room. My wife climbed buck all by herself, she's lilt- lihickii'.st glil who ever lived. ' H was getting hotter and hotter, nnd smoke wns coming In so we looked around lor a pail of Ihe Ivj- wlicre it wa.su'l .so bad. We wled oul on Ihr: ledge with Ihc nicl of our lir-dshcels ;ind got in an- iH'r room on the same Iloor. A man named Henry Joined us. There he Is over there on Hint cot. lie and his wife helped us lo move nroir.Kl from room lo. room, holding o-.i lo sheets nnd ledges. Thcn> he lost Ills wife. Another girl jum Flames Quickly Spread Through 15-Story Structure Forcing Guests to Leap From Windows Decision Delayed!, In Rylee Trial Tin! three of iw that were led oiit sMliiKlnn Irnin room to rraiin on the isth Iloor, Ktuylni; just aliniii of the fire. After wniil seemed n year, we reached n t:or- nrr room Unit the flunii's anil smoke had passed by. H \vns ciniR'r there anil Ihe llrcmcti .seemed lo for Bi'lliiiK the l>la/.c below us under control. fio we sal and wnlletl for tw.> r\v- ful hmirs. We had picked up enough clnllies lo cover us ns we turned nloiiK trom room lo room. Clod help tlii> people who owned them. Henry just sat Ihcre speechless with urii:!. 1 thanked God thai my own wife was spared. Finally Ihc llrrmen nnd Hed Crnra 8»t lo us. They were nnuv/.ed lo Uuil us alive. They helped us down 15 Illchts of steps nnd we lire snfi; nnd tlinnkftil to lie n live. 'My wife. Cary. is the bravest womnn In the world. «y IHJKNH ISUNNKTT I'nUril I'rrss Staff <.'orr*gpondcnl ATLANTA, (In., Di'c. 7. (U.I'.)—Fife raced llirough- >ul tin' imckt'd WiiiPi-otr llotnl tin Pcttchtrco Sti'ucL io- diiy in n mutter or mimiCra und nt iriisl iir> nci-sonn |>cr- i.shi'd in (lie smoke ;>nd I'lamcs of the holocaust, or by p'.ung-" in Hit! .sired. '~ * Tlie death toll was tpmrliif Into Go/o Hotel Becomes an Inferno; Tragedies Rival War's Horrors KV IlKHH KOSTKIt \ (Unilcd Press Stuff Correspondent! ATLANTA. Ga., Dec. 7, (UP)-People leaucd lo their death on the p:\vcmcnl this morning or stood al their windows and screamed until the smoke nnd llamcs them down from behind window sills hid their live The. old._Wmecorf .one',; ta's most gala hotels, torch for its full house of'ffue.nte in the dawn of this Pearl Harbor duy morning. As I watched the people al every window struggling and pleading for life T couldn't help but Ihlnk of American snilnrs on the battleships Just five years ngo. II couldn'L have been any more sudden than the disaster that struck the gay Winccoff crowd that hnd gone lo sleep only a few' hours before. I saw hall a down victims, they all locked like women, jump fro. above the 10th floor or fnll headlong when they tried to get out by bedshects. They hit sickeninRiy on the pavement or they impaled themselves on the grillwoik of the second floor balconv. L'ickicr people poured liom litlle lobby in a .steady line. Tliey came drupcd in bcdsheeUs. in bathrobes and some In their underwear Some cried for relatives or fricndr lhat were missing: "Where's Mar- Ilia." -"My InlFnaiid's still up there.' None of them could tell n colieren story ol how they got out. Mrs. Comer L,. Rowan. nii:h swllciilxiurd operator at the liole and n woman in her forties, in a b'-K'lh in the fir.st-nld station set up at the drug store across the slrrct. Her auburn hnir wax slnRP'd ball off her head. She had gone to her room on the fourth tlonr and her hu::band. the night amli-- tor. had relieved her. J_le calico her , , , and told her to come down n" courts of Ihc slate. , , t lh Mn , hi((1 r;v , 1I!ht ,,„,. | )0 Ile pointed out. however, that | , the tentative proposal would be drafted by a subcommittee before presented to the next meeting of the Arkansas Bar Association. The reorganization plan, designed to unify courts of the stale, is being widely discussed by attorneys and others interested in court procedure. Mr. Held attended a meeting today of the governor's committee on election law reforms. 4..Jobless Figure K Lawyers Study Changes in Courts Set-up Although n ' tcntiitivc plan for reorganisation of Arkansas' Judiciary is Hearing completion, everything is in the tentative stage, Max B. Reid announced yesterday in Little Kocl: wticrc attending n meeting of the special committee named by the Arkansas Bar Association for Ihc proposed court reorganization. Mr. Reid, president of the State Bar Association and chairman of the association's committee on court reorganization, said he was I pleased wilh llic way the work is] going and that the commiltcc ex-1 pcctcd soon lo have a tentative j draft of the phiu to reorganize the Former Enters Pica Of Mot Guilty in Mule Poisoning Case Municipal Judue Oriiluini t>nd- bnry Itmk under advLsemcnl the case of Flunk llyli-p, held In the sln>'liiK of hvo mules on I hi! A. M. Mlnyani ninn nc:ir Dell Oct. I. fnllcwlm: n liPiirltiF: thlr, mornlni: In Munlclpiil Cnnil The charges ni;iilnsl llylce Involve u mlsticmeiinor, miillcl'.ir, mlsL-lilef. nnd a prellmliuiiy hr.<r- hi|; on u lelony. ndininisterin^ poi- .Miii to unimnl.s. Hyli-i! Is ul Illierly under tntlrt bond, sot Wednesday mnnilnj; after his iirrpM. lie \\- Icreil a pi™ o; not millty. Ol fleers liH'c.slljsattni; the C.IM' uiund one animal deiul uiion Mr- rivii] on Ihe Mjnyard fiirm, and iinollu'r In u tlylni: condition, Gun- sllcit wounds nnd poison nppenrett In have caii.'icd the deaths. Testlniony IntKHlneeci lo Di-imly Sheriff K. A. lilcc this niornliiK shnwed tliia n while .Mibstiince found on eiuvi of corn In u nei^h- Lorlnu field WBH lend avseiuile. The Miltstuncc wus chchitciilly niialy- /ecl 'ut VIJ1 liiljorntorlCH In Wuslf- tnRlon. \). C. Deputy sheriff ritco lurlhcr les- Illlcd Hint poison had been pluc- <d mi corn In onlj- one corner ul the-field. Also in Little Reck for Ihe meeting is Circuit Court Judge Zal B. Harrison. He also attended a meeting of the Judicial Council, made up of circuit court jiidgcs and chancellors of Arkansas. i In'cen the third and tourth floors. ! S'.ic made her way by a ledge to a ladder resting acainst the next Wii^li^nnd crawled down. Kd Kikcr Williams, 17. ,-ir Cor- dcle. Ga.. was registered with his mother, Mrs. John Williams, and his eight-year-old sister. Claire. The fire caught them on tlie Iloor. He carried his sislcr and helped his mother lo a windov W_ leaned out to see how they escape and fell. He hit the ladder of a fire escape and got dnv I ''i docsn't'know what happened to hi: mother and little sislcr. Tragedy Occurs In "Fireproof" Atlanta Hotel : ATLANTA. Ga.. Den. 1. lUPl — The Winccoff Hotel, swept by a disastrous fire here today, had 1!B rooms in its 15 stories, according to Night Clerk Uoncr Rowan. The hotel uas said to bz fireproof and hail no visible outslrtc -tire escapes '-.T.. It is situated at the foot of glamorous Pcachtrce Slrecl. in Ihc hearl of Ihe city's entertainment belt. In the hold's slrcct Iloor is a gift and curio shop, il's windows laden wilh fragile pottery, jewelry and perfumes that were untouched by the flames, crashing ladders and floods of water. P. T. A. Workers Assist With Chest Campaign In listing the contributions to tlie Community Clicsl yesterday the amount turned iu by lor the City Council of Ihe Pa lYprlmr ^jsocialions was liste S7M when the amount s bc6n 47130. (Great Segments of American Industry Grind to a Halt •PITTSBURGH, Dec. 'I. IUP> real Segments of .American Indus try were Idled toduy by the 17-day coal strike and ll.c crippling government embargo o/i freight shipments which shut down or threatened In close thousands of plants across the nation. Thousands of workers In nearly evciy section of Ihe country were forced off their jobs. Industry hud no means of shipping raw materlal.i In or finished products oul because of the virtual railroad shutdown. The Jobless figure ncarcc] the million mark and Sen. Homer Casw- hart. II., lud.. predicted In New York that "million.'!" would be thrown out of work it the coal strike last.s 30 days. He urged President Truman and United .Mine Workers Chief John L. Lewis to "sit down Immediately" In an effort to settle the slrlkc. In Washington, the dcpailmcnl of commerce said if the strike goes on for CO to 90 days "Irrcparab.c damage will lie done to the national welfare." and the Office of Korclgn Agricultural Relations of the Agil- rulluro Department Said hungry Europeans would suffer more because of the shutdown. Industry appeared lo be wallini: for some final word from Lewis or the Immediate etfcct of President Truman's Sunday nlg'it radio appeal. Former Arkansan Writes Up Story On Atlanta Fire Burns Dennett. United Press sfifT correspondent, who handled ilv- Con.'icr News repoj t lodny oil tlie holocaust In an Atlanta hold which resulted in more I linn 100 deaths. Is n former Arkansas nev:.>p.iprr mfiii. He served on the stall nt Ilin Arkansas Dcmocrnl prior lo Ihc war and l.ilcr became .sports edi'or of Hint newspaper before joining the United Press In Atlanta. Urged To Aid Teachers Salary Boost of $300 Per Year Favored by Conference Group UTTU3 ROCK. Ark., Dec. "I (UP)—Lculslalion lo increase tcacll- ers' salaries in Arkansas an average of $300 a year was adopted •>! the Arkansas Legislative UoumM meeting here yesterday. If adopted, the proposed mca.'iuri would cost $1M10,GOO annually. In other action, the council: 1. Proposed that the legislature appropriate increased aid of SH, f^Linz^'lo dcpcndfnf. persons in 1HV ililtf Tl.OOO.CCO m llllff a.'i icqlleslec by tin; Slate Wcllnre Department anil 2. Proposed I hut the legislating require, p'.iyslcal cxamlnallnns for pn-iUrjinis for uiiuiingr licenses KRhm 13 'rtnyi of Ihe dale of application anil increase Ihn waiful'^ lierioil _^efo[o issuance of llrciisr.'; Irom three In live days'. Tlie group v. : oi:ltl climfiiole waiver of the waiting period. Fire Destroys Cotton in Manila $10,000 Loss Reported; Blythoville Firemen Answer Four Alarms j\n ("itlinrilcd $10.0(10 worlh of rot. Ion wns lust about f. o'clock lust when u cotton Imnse ut the Fli'cnmn Gin Co. In Manila wnii di'slrnyed by lire of an undL'tcr- mlned orl^hi . Albirl Whito. munager of tlie company, suld that tlili; wus rouKh ostlinule ns ho v>'as nnccr- liiln dl the fxnnl nnionnl of cotton in the milldlni!. Work wmi underway In the. uln nt Hie time lire broke out In tlie rollon house hut no one wiu ii'Jle to determine the cause of the blnxb Tile blrizc wns reslrleled to the cotton house mid no other hullclhiy? were damaged. four Kltrs In Hlylhcvllle niylhovlllit llicmen made runs t< nur fires here ye:;terdav afternoon i ml this morning, extinguishing one lial mlKht have resulted In a ma- idr blnze. When Mrs. Animlinll Pill, uur.m of Uie NTississlppl County • Heultl Unll.. unlorked Lhfl dcxir ' to tin Health Unit, ;itlildln|i on Walnli und Rnllroud- early tills' mornlnj. it\n walk-.t Into smoke-filled offices, flndlni! that, nil oil stove Imd ex- ilodod . Aller_ Mremcn extlnjfulshed the iln/.,\ which resulted In smoJce tln"- aije to Ihe entire building. Five Chlet nov^Ucnrt snld that If the (ire had Dinted undiscovrred only little iniiKcr .the bnllcllns could have htien destroyed. Another fire this morning damaged front seat upholstery In n r^T.' iKlnR lo S. A. Underwood of Tcx'is. The ear wns pinked In front, of tin' irolel Noble. A MiT? yesterday allcrnoon reported to b<-' nt the 'Farmers Furniture Co. nn Lilly nnd Main StrceUs Uirn- ed out, lo be smoke of another ort- i:In. Smoke iipticiired to be rouiinp Trom thn building, bill was found to be oliKlnatlns from a car 01 the oilier side of Hie building. Kmeko comlny from ail automobile ciiiliiuelor l>cltis cleaned Ipid wori:- i'tf ll.s wav under tlie' bulltlln mil the other' side. 1-Trcmcn also extinguished a gruss fire jeslerdfty afternoon at the Hiavlock Hatchery on North Sixth Kirccl. Weother .ARKANSAS—Fair and slightly warmer today and tonight. Sunday partly "cloudy and mild. rkers Pa-em d as ould have N Y Stocks A T and T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation .. Republic .Sice] Radio . Soconv. Vacuum Studcbnker Standard of N J Packard U S Steel 1S5 Ki 1-4 M '(-8 R1 l-'J KK 3-3 H:, s-* 3S 3-4 50 1-2 , 61 5-8 17 3-4 * 1-4 i) 5-8 20 3-4 n 1-4 14 20 . CG •', l/niversify May Of/or Courses in Manila Teachers In Western Mississippi County schools will be invilcd to lake 'extension courses from Arkansas Blatc College. Jonesboro. it has been announced, witli a meeting to be held Tuesday night al Manila to discuss Ihc courses. Ilr. n. F Showaller. denn of the college, will meet with the group al the Manila ' High school, 7 o'clock. These courses will be for college credit, it was pointed oul. Stock Market Reflects Increase in Freight Rates One of Five Men Ready to Begin Term in Prison Al Iciisl iinn tit tin: live lilyllir- "illn men due to surrender today lo Ihe Mississippi Comity shci'llf's olfit-e here [or transfer lo Ihe slnto pcnilrntlary. icporlrd thl.s morning lint was allowed lo remain nt libfrly because of n report lh;it (lie lime fru- their reporting had been extended to Montl;iy. This rcporr. later \\as said lo have Ijcen crronrims and that the men are due to report not lalor than midnight loniglit. Hilly Tapii.s som-ht lo surrci'.dt'r al Ihe jail lo bcsin serving a prison term of one year for viola! lf )ii of The :,1 ale's anti-violence law pnrtninhig to .'.Irikes and w;is informed of Ihe reported extension. Olliers due lo report to l>" ; iin .serving .similar .'.entcnccs >re: Krank Ouci in. Jlcnnv Overtoil. Holland Oakley and Alton Collins. 'Iheir ctjnvtrlion follo'.vr;! »n attack on A. I . Cobb during a city bus e slriko in .September, 1915. NEW YORK. Dec. 7. (UPl -A boost in railroad freight rates lifted Carrier stocks as much as four poin's or more today while renewed hop-^s , . for settlement of the soft coal strike K 13) | gave the rest of the list a I'.rmer 1-2' undertone. Weatherman Reports Low Of 48 Degrees for City Tynvest leiiifjctature iccorucd during last niizlil was 48 degrees, ar- cording lo rtcbcrl K. Hlaylock, official weather observer. ' ICC Approves Increase in Freight Rates WASHINGTON, Hec. 1. (UPI-- F.rltthf. rale Increases amounting to fI.OOO.OCO a yenr have nccn granted the nnlion's railroad and water cnrricrs. effective Jnn. 1. Tlie Incrrnses. averaging 17.G per cent countrywide, were authorized' by Ihc Interstate Commerce Commission lo offset higher labor and operational costs. Al the same time, thn ICC announced that a four-year-old temporary increase In rail passenger larer. has been made permanent. Passenger fares were boosted 10 Per cent In 1012 with the stipulation originally that I his Increase would bo \viped out six months after the legal end of She war. This stipulation is now removed. Tlic firlKhl rale Increases ultimately will mean higher consumer prices. The freight Increases 'supersede emergency boosts granted by IC'J last Juiv»-wli)cli amounted to about II per c<"it°ln the east nnd six tier cent elsewhere. The new order thus means a nc- increase of aooul six per cent In the east nnd 11 per cent in other districts over "present freight rates. Tlic railroads had asked for a 19.G per cent average increase. N. Y. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open ... MSB . . 3025 . .. 28C7 . .. a r )94 ... 3102 high 3000 3030 2875 2594 3102 low close 3075 3075 3010 3010 2850 2860 2571 25 80 3100 30D5 Spots closed at 31.80 down 5. Man on Street Catches Boy of Four Dropped From Hotel's 4th Floor ATLANTA. Ga.. Dec. 7. (UP) — Ambulance Driver H. E. Crawford of Atlanla said a tour-year-old boy dropped from an upper-story window of the [laming Winccoff Hotel. and was caught by a man on the sidewalk. The boy, blieved not to one (it thr most terrible 'flrn disasters In thn tuition's history. Tlie latejil check of hospitals nnd mortuaries within a null us ot 21) mill's of Atlanta showed 115 bodies admitted. Moru were arrlvlnc. ns. iliilckly as amhiiliinces couliUdcpos- l them. Many of Urn more than Co Initially reported Injured were low npiong the dead, "•• ' "' It WHN thr W9rKl tire In Atlant i's history and Ihr toll already had far fxewdtd tint last rrtajor fire disaster In the roimlrX'—the I,a'- ' Salle lintel lire In Chicago slv months URII which took Cl lives. The lire wnn touched ofT—lt Hud' lot been dotevmlnixl how—betwcnn 1 und 4 a.m. among the lower stories )i lho lii-flonr' building. !t shot upward ini(l downwnrd within mm- ule.'i. Trappr.d und enveloped In the' torch were mo.st of the 2ftft Rucsls'.'* All tiie Witieruft's ID! rooms were iHiniplrd. nfany nf them never had a ehitncr iintl :t lot of them tnoH- Ilir quick way out—-headlong through lho window. Others stixid al thrir vilmlws and screamed until thry fell hark choking In the tlamrs nnil nmokr. A few survived miraculously by swinging from window lo whitlow nn lied.ihect.s nloiiK tho upper floors. Thut way they were able to Ret to the few looms the fire'didn't \»ac'n itml wait for firemen/or reach adjoining buildings, • :' Every piece of fire equipment nnd every dlmtiU'r un)t In-Atlanta-rnsh- •d liiEo action. But tlicro witti ittllc ,hny coiild do for thortc cauijht In tho swift, onrush of Ihe flames. By 7 i\,in. the llamcs hnd been t'X- tliiKiilshed. But the Wlnccofl, wilh Is slntoly facade ncro.sn PcachtVoo Street from Atlanta's thc'ntcr dl.f- :rlct, ns n hulk with scores of black (jougcs where its windows had-been, ( The bodies iiouilng Into" Grnily Hospital, which also serves ns the. city morKue; were mostly burned «,«• broken beyond recognition. Some were merely btiiics that looked, like they hnd been through n crematory. Down on Pcuchtree Street in front of the Wlnccort the procession of bodies was continuing from the. lobby UK firemen nnd Red. Cress workers brought down victims frc:n the upper floors. The tiny lobby wus a timgle of Hrc .hose .npd _h.eapcd clolhlhg. I wns under, half..[i. font. of wnter but still hoi. ."And'tliat Was .supposed tn bi^ a flrrpronf lintel," said % flremju whrt Karl hecn temporarily overcome by smoKe and takrn lo the emrr'k'riic.v flrst aid station Vcriiss Ihr street. "My (iod, to thin'* i,f »ll thoftc ftcoplr rtyinp up there. And thrre are a lot of them'up thcrr yet." '.'. . As he spoxe. an iimbulaiicc cre'.v r:itnc by Ihe door carrying^' Ijo'ilv under u blniikef. They uncovcrcrl it. 'jilclly lo show the figure (if \vhat hnd been n man. His once-white shirt wus moltled with the black smoke nnd the red of his blood so Hint it looked grotesquely like a lumberman's shirt. Christmas. Shoppers . Caught j The ttuc.sl.i included scores of | weekend Chrlslmns shoppers;" nt lea.st 50 delegates to the Genre I ft Youlh Assembly—girls nnd boys— •Mid business people. The Winccnrt was one of Atlanta's favorite hos- lelrics and although comparatively small ranked among the leading hotels in the city. It was situated In the absolute heart of Atlanla. Firemen used war surplus Navy baskets— equipment from the baltle- llelds—lo remove some of the diN'.d from upper floors. A platform was built from the top tloor acro~.:; lo the Mortgage Guarantee building iind Indies were .shuttled aci-osi. Tlic fire apparently started o:» the fifth door and then swept upward to rngiilf Ihc upper ItiTi's in orange (lame within a fevr moments. It was discovered by a Nc- *ro clrvalor opcnitor, Kositu, \vho snicllcit smoke nnd notilifd the nlRlit manager. Many of those tn hospitals weic critically burned. Tlic Red Cross rushed reserves ol blood plasma but doctors: sent out an urgent appeal for qumUilirs of whole blnod lo save the. Injured victims. Donors were asked to UMVU their jobs and their homes nnd come to Ihc emergency wards. Among Ihc first relatives to nrr;vr here was Georgia Adjutant Central Mavvin Griffin of Balnbiidgc. tin. He began a search of morgues fcr his daughter, H-year-old Pat.sy, \vlio was listed among the missing. Streets outilde the hotel were )lt- lered with wearing apparel, pai- llculnrly women's shoes. be seriously hurt, Gindy Hospital. was taken to Early In the tin, a young w See FIXE *tt r»fe S.
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