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BIYTHEVILLEIUOURIER NEWS TUK TVHUTTM AUT Kis»wi d t> A ni?n SXM '. i LI i_«i->. iw» ,A »•... . . _ • ^^^^ THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP VOL. XLIII—NO. 221 BlyihevlUe Dully New* BlythevUle Courier Blythcvlllc Herald Mississippi Valley AKKANSAR AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI HI.YTHKVIU.K. ARKANSAS, TUKSDAY, DKCKMBKK 10, Soldiers of Iran Report Fighting In Azerbaijan Heavy Casualties Inflicted in Area Bordering Russia TKIIIIAN, Doc. 10. (UT) '—Iran's chief of gonem! slafl reported today that ffovern- mcnt troops pushing inVo Azuci'baijan, Ijuffor province bordcriiif* on Russia, .'>a(i advanced 25 miles, inflicting' heavy casualties on the Aser" bai.jani and capturing many prisoners. Premier Alimcd Ghvam announced Hint he was sending Iroops into Azerbaijan to supervise tlic forthcoming parliamentary elections. The government said the first Iroops crossed the provincial frontier last night. Nearly 24 hours after the first crossing, the chief of staff a general advance continued In all sectors. Tehran authorities had repotted earlier that their units: were massed along the entire lengtti of the Azerbaijan frontier. The greatest advance into Azerbaijan was attributed to a column moving out of the Takab area on Ihc frontier. A penetration of 25 miles in less than a full day Indicated (hat whatever opposition 111* troops were meeting was spotty. Tlic chief of staff said the capture of Mlaneh. first major town in the line of march, was Imminent. It lies in Azerbaijan some 30 miles north of the frontier. Government troops already had seized control of the "main por lion" or the Ohaflankuh Mountains which dominate most of the border area. Troops Supported by Plants Four columns of government troops, supported by artillery and bombers, struck across the mountainous frontier last night and this morning. Government reix>rts said they had captured 13 frontier townships In the first hours. Tlic scci-nutonomous Azerbaijan rcKimc of Jaafar Pishcv'ari announced by radio from Tabriz that its troops were restating stoutly Pishcvari's regime, known gs the Democrats.^ yas. csta,bli 5 h<;d. while Russian troops •occupied 'Aicrbni- jan to handle the wartime move- mcntmcnt of American lend lease supplies. Pishcvari's radio denounced the attack as foreign-inspired. It called Ghavam an "Americophllc and servant of those who told atomic secrets." The Azerbaijan rcslme which Is very friendly toward Russia, has been bound to the central government by a slender tic hut has refused to allow Ghavam's troops to enter its province. Ghavani said th c invasion was lo enable central troops to supervise parl'imcnlary elections. He maintained they had this right because Azerbaijan was part of Iran Azerbaijan lies at the northwcs lei 11 corner of Iran; between the main section of Iran and the southern frontier or thc Sovlc Union. (The Moscow newspaper Pra'^a said yesterday that Ghavanrs g|r ernment was following "a. danger mis path pointed out to him bj foreign quarters" in sending troups into Azerbaijan.) Azerbaijan troop; were offering strenuous resistance, t|ic Tabriz radio said. It reported one village hncl changed hands three limes. igarette-SmokintiTippler Md Likely Cause of Atlanta's Fire Disaster ATLANTA. Ga., Dec. 10. (UP) — robers rtccicterl today that Allaii- a's disastrous Hotel Winccoff fire arled from a cigarette thrown on mattress alter members of thc ivestigatlng committee heard rc- x>rts that such blazes arc common ere. fire Marshall Harry Phillips (old tlanla's board of firemasters that runk-j set fire to mattresses and umiture in Atlanta hotels virtually very night. Me added that occa- loiiftlly one may be arrested fur rimkenncss, but never for arson. Phillips said that he didn't know hclher there had been any Jirn- gencc in Saturday's fire which ost the lives of 120 persons, but rifled that four-fifth of Atlanta's uildings dirt not complv with a ullding code adopted in" 1943. He aid the city attorney had ruled ,iat owners of buildings erected efore 1043 could not, be forced > comply. The fire marshall also lold Hie ward in special session lale ycstcr- ay that an unusual number of •h'iskcy bottles were found in thc otel after the fire. Blaze on Willow Gives Firemen Stubborn Battle Fire this morning destroyed th interior^ of the home of Mr. an Mrs. Eiva Perry at 1130 West Wil low after an oil cook stove blaze< up and ignited wallpaper near tin stove. Tlic flames spread rapidly, de straying thc perry's furniture an personal property. It was a "stub born" fire to extinguish. <Firc Chic Roy Head said, and firemen work cd for nearly an hour before bring ing the blaze under control. All four rooms in thc house wer heavily damaged and flames wcr restricted to the interior. Weather ARKANSAS — Cloudy, occasiona rain today and tonight and in Eas and Soutii portions Wednesday. No much change In temperatures. N. Y. Stocks lure for Labor [roubles Sought Truman Begins Work On Message to Members of Congress . BV MKRRIMAN SMITH United Press White House Reporter WASHINGTON. Dec. 10.—President Truman, hard at work on lis state of thc union message to he. new Congress, had before him oday a basketful of suggestions how to cure the nation's labor roubles. '. . 'Between now and Jan. 6, Mr. Truman will examine numerous ecommcndalions and come up with a new labor policy. His message s expected to go to Congress on hat date. •Persons familiar wth his way of hlnklng said the President had \o intention of asking for any punitive measures against labor or "or any legislation which, in his view, would manage the labor movement. Instead. Mr. Truman reportedly was thinking about new legislative ways to define labor's responsibility 0 thc public and thc government. The President will work out his lew policy in ' consultation wMi ils top labor advisers. Together ;hey will examine various Ideas'^ it forth, particularly in the wake of :he recent coal strike. But thc decision will be up to the chief executive as to just what to ask of the Republican-controlled Coti- jress. Preparation of thc president's state of the union message is thc .op.order of business at the White House these days. As far <ts labor legislation goes. Mr. Truman tjas \ot reached a final decision. Tlic President will take only one brief respite from his work on the message and the new budget. That, will be for a few days around Christmas when he speeds home to Missouri to be with his 94-year- old mother and other members of nis family. Meantime, thc White House was getting what attaches described as 1 very heavy and approving rc- ponsc lo the President's^ no-rc- trrat position in the court fight With John L- Ijowis, head of thc United Mine Workers. A. W?White"bies In Hospital; Rites Thursday A. W. "Hunch" White, life-1'ng resident of this section, liinrl Ihls morning at. Wails Hospital where n patient for 19 days. He wonlr have been 38 next Tuesday. His death, at 6:45 o'clock. Io;- lowcd several years illness of kidney ailment. Born at Yarbro, he was son n[ the late Mr. and Mrs. P. cl. Whitl pioneer settlers of that town. Hcavei there, he also resided at Loichvillc five years prior to moving to Biythc- vlllc 10 years ago. He was supervisor oi warehouses nt Blythevillc Army Air Picid untl the base was discontinued. Services will be held Thurs;lt>j afternoon. 2:30 o'clock, at UK Yarbro Methodist Church by the Hev Ray McLcstcr, pastor, and the ftev P. W. Nash, pastor of First Churt-l of the Nazarcne. Burial will be al Elmwoort Cemetery. He Is survived by his Wife. lh< former Miss Mary Sue Wlllinphnm a-daughter. Barbara Carol Whin of Leachvillc. a brother. Corp. Mel via White of Honolulu. Hawaii, who arrived yesterday by plane lo be with his bother, and a half slstci Mrs. Hattic Johnson of Little ttock Agency Debates Placing Limits On Cotton Deals Commodity Exchange Authority May Invoke Curbs on Speculators WASHINGTON, Dec. 10. (UP) The Commodity Exchange Authority. whl:h regulates all commodity Iradlnp. today takes up the question of whether cotton speculators should lie limited to 30.000 bnlcs of cotton on any one futures exchange. Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson strongly urged the re- strirtions after the cotton market collapsed in mid-October. The break sent prices plummctlni! down from a 2G-yc:.r high of 38.9.1 cents a pound on O;t. 2 to 2D cents by mid-month. The Agriculture Department later snirl that October. 1016. would be known as "thc black* month In the history of cotton" and Anderson recommended the trading curbs to prevent repetitions. Joseph M Mchl, who mini'/inters tlic commodity exchange act said that although the hearing normally would require only one tiny it may take longer because of the tremendous interest in the proposal by the exchanges and cotton brokers. FoItowiiiK today's hearincs, Mehl will make a formal recommendation to the Commodity Exchange Commission which then must decide whether thc limitations should be imposed. The commission consists of Anderson, Secretary of Commerce W. AVI ell Harrinia:i and Attorney Gen eral Tom C. Clark. The fact Hint Anderson suggested the trading curbs increases tremendously the changes that they, would .lie put nto effect. Traders now may den! in. or hold up to 30COO bnle.s of cotU'n on any one future on any of thc three bli? cotton market;; al New York. New Orleans and Chicago. Permits Knormnus Holdings Tills means that a trader now ay hold or deal in I80.00D bales n each of the three futures markets, since there nrc six active fu- urcs or months. Anderson's propo- al would limit holdings to 30.000 balr.-s in each market for thc entire six futures. Cotton normally is traded In six futures or months. This means that each trader can hold ns much as L80.WJO bales on each exchange tolaj-oT ;510;ctI9: baits''of cotton This could have a drastic effect on prices if he were forced to sell out Under Anderson's proposal, traders would be limited to 30,000 bales in all futures on a single exchange or a total of only 90,00! jSle.s on all tlncc exchanges. Anderson said this automatically would cut the risk of upsetting tlic market. He said the limits would not apply to genuine hedging transactions in which a trader agrees lo deliver cotton at a future date at a certain price and immediately contracts for enough cotton to cover :iis commitments. It also will not apply to cotton purchased'for manufacturing purposes. ;—, t/., SINGLE COPIES FIVtf CENTO Kovonwmenl oi' Confessions Link Columbians With Hitler-Like Scheme in U.S. , By El> I.IUIK.KK United Press Staff Correspondent ATLANTA, (in., Dec. lj).~C!corffia Attorney Om'nil I ';!"rT nt V<"' < ," )k tod.ty itmiomicjd i-oiifcssions l,y Iwu members' ol the Columbians, Inc., wlilcli implicated Hit- in a Hillei'-likc suhuniu to take over tlie United SJiUeH. •* The confessions were nmde In »i , National Income At Ail-Time High Economists Estimate 165 Billions for 1946; Pro-War Records Fall WASHINGTON. Dec. 10. CUI'I •me government economists csll- mated today Hint imllomil Inc >im< this yr-Hi- will reach nn nil-time :n of iltwul $l(i!>,000.000.0!IO --n=>.ir- <ine and three-roinlhs ihne.i Ihc lire-war pcnk of $%.000,000.000 In 2:00 p.m. quotations: A T & T 1«« 5- Amer Tobacco 813- Anaconda Copper 407- nelh steel 94 7- Chryslcr 90 Coca Cola . ".'.'..'.".'. 1+3 1- Ocn Electric 37 3-+ Gen Motors 5+5-8 Montgomery Ward ..'.... 67 N Y Central 19 1-8 Tilt Harvester 76 1-2 North Am Aviation 10 3-8 Republic steel 28 1-4 Rndlo 97-8 Socony Vacuum H 3-4 Sludebaker 21 7-8 Standard of N J ... '".... fift 3-4 Texas Corp BO 1-2 I'.icknrrl g 5 .g U S Steel . 14 Small Girl Is Injured In Accident on Highway Edna Mac Knapp. slx-ycar-ck daughter of Mr. .and Mrs. V. C Knapp. narrowly escaped serious In Jury yesterday noon when strut by a truck as she darted acros Highway IX West, ncr.r Wrcnn Store The driver. Jlramlc Allen .w& absolved of blame by Hie parents. Eye witnesses satd the child ran directly Into the path of thc veil tele. Removed to Walls Hospital, she was expected to be dismissed this afternoon after X-ray picture.'; disclosed no broken bones. Sh« resides with her parents at 2300 M;ir- garet. C-46 Crashes Near Osaka; 28 Lives Lost .TOKYO, Dec. 10. (UPI—A C-45 transport plane crashed shortly after taking of! from Ilami Air Base near Osaka today, and all but cue of the 29 person:; aboard were reported killed. RcinrLs selling thc dcsith toll at 28 were unofficial and unconfirmed The plane was en route from Tokyo to Fukuoka. on northwest Kyushu Island. H took off from Itami at 1 pin. and crashed two minutes later. A terse announcement here sai<l that there was only "one survivor.' The names of thc victims were being withheld 43 hours ncndi.t notification of next of kin. Thc plane belonged to thc 31711 Troop Carrier group. A board ol investigation was immediately appointed to find thc cause for the crash. were New York City Dec. 3 and .* to Prof, jnmcs n. Sheldon, aijinlnls- Irativc chairman „[ the No»-Sec- tKi-hin Anli-Nnni League, Coc* said. The Georgia official, who/hits been waging n legal buttle to sj-»mp out thc order (hat rose up 'in": At- Iniila to fight Negroes nnd. Jews, called In newsmen and showed them the confessions. Tliey were signed ;>y James Ralph Chllders, 10-yenr-ol<| wearer of Ihe society's "badge of honor" for his part in he alleged f!»[;nlni; o[ a Negrf, ind Lnnler Waller. 21. The confessions also Implicated raiders of the Columbians In plots o dynamite nnd burn Negro louses. They lold of orders being :iven lo administer floggings to Ralph McGIII. editor of the A(J»n- Conslitnlion, a nd to Dan Duke, fiery assistant prosecutor In L-'ook's office who flattened Columbian President Kmory Burke R fci' weeks ago In an Atlanta, courtroom with a right to the Jnw. i. The confessions were notarized and incorporated by Cook Into an official report to Gov. Ellis Ainnll. This made Ihc documents r.rlvl{- cd material. To Ask Mure Indictments Sheldon, slender n nd scholarly- looking, and two of his Investigators from thc Anti-Nazi league, attended Ihe morning press conference In Cook's office. They have been working tniinlly with Duke on widespread probe of the Columbians. \ Cook snld thc Fulton <Atlanta 1 County Superior court Grand Jury would be asked for additional in- dlclmcnus against. Burke nnd P;c- rctary-Fonndci- Homer L. Loomis •'r., ns .1 result of the confessions bv Childcrs and Waller. Both are already under indictment ,on charges of usurping police authority. Childcrs 1 confession was in the nature or turning slate's evidence against Burke who allegedly marie him swear not to re Ihe secrets of the organisation which Chifders said were eivcn to n meeting In Atlanta. told ],im. were' ushicf hatrr-a*") grocs as n wedge lo gain tW p.ithy of white people and -.planned to go on from there when they got control of things. Childcrs said Lonmis told him they had enough guns and ainiiiu- ll.loti to blow the Negroes 'tlanla. Loomis had letters from Gcrma- y. Chilrters said, about plans to end arins and ammunition lo IhlS olintry. Childcrs said that nfler ruiiniiiK II the Negroes out of Georgia, the iroun pin nurd to organize In olh- r stnl<-s "and keep gotn c like that iiul finally lake over". " rlnnncd lo Hang Editor "Of course.' 1 the slatcment. S s1rt •Ihc Negroes and Jews would lust 10vc to be shot, nt."- After all Nc- crocs were eliminated, it coiilinu- rri. the Colinnbinns "would be *he dictators of Die United States." flic- Chinese and other natlonnl- lles in this country would follow. : said. "The people who were Columbians who didn't want lo EO un- ler our rules would naturally be shot out." childers said. One of Childcm' confessions fMd Burke "talked of" hnncinc Mc- 'till. Rep. Helen Douglas Mnnkln. D. On., mid Duke. Another confession accused Loomis of Instrtrrtim: ycunc Columbian hravcs to "lir-nt up McGill and Duke on sight, or to "lay for them 1 ' and beat them. The Constitution, the Atlanta <Tniini,il and numerous nrgaui/n- lions in Georgia have been fighting to crush the anti-Negro, niili- Jcwish society founded here last Aug. H by Loomis. 17-year-old New Yorker and former Princeton student. Burke, a Montgomery. Ya. railroad draftsman, and former Hotel Guest in Chicago Draws $50 Fine for Smoking While in Bed MILWAUKEE. Dec. 10. (UPI- Wllford Hollis. 3D, was fined $50 yesterday under a new law, passed after thc La Salic Hotel fire Chicago, which makes it an offense for hotel and rooming house occupants to smoke in bed. Attendant* in Hollis' hotel smell cd smoke early yesterday and rush cd to his room. They found Holli' trying to c ut out a fire In his mattress by tanning it. New Concern Leases Half of Airport Hangar The Aero Sales and Service or ganization will make it.s hcadquar ters at Biythcvlllc Municipal Air port and has rented half of Hanga No. 3 to house its equipment, Er nest Halsell, airport manager, an nounccd today. Operated by Harry P. Holmes o Jonesboro, Aero Sales and Suppli will carry supplies, pans and scrv ice for aircraft of various type snd models, Mr. Halseil said. Han gar No. 3 is located immcdiatel north of the control tower on th west edae of the field. up I'liclr eiitlniAlen for linl'isli i.il production mid Ihc urom nnlloniil tirnduct likewise spelled out the banner peiiccllme year In the n;l- tion's' economic history, dross national product Is the 'total market vnluc of all gootls produced ii:id service. 1 ; rendered. Industrial production was cxpnril. rd (o exceed any other peace-time ycnr, despite Ihc crippling .strike;; sufleied In some mnjor Induslrl^.i 'Jlieso experts eMlmnlcd I hat the Federal Reserve Bonid's lnduslrl.\l production Index would reneh nc':r- l.v 170, compared lo 102 in 1941 ntid Ihe previous peacclimc hlfihs of 113 In HH'I and 110 In 1029. This year's gross nntlonnl i>rodi:ct WHS cxireetcd to be approximately »ini),000,00(),000. Tlml would bo less '.linn the record of $mi).ano.ono,nOn lust year when war production wn.s .still hiijli, but it would be fur crcnl- er than 1911's ilM.200.000,OOt>. Thc Comniprcn IJeptirtmcnt reported today thai Income payments to individuals set a monthly'record of $14,763.000.000, in October, income payments for the lir.sl 10 months of this ycnr totaled 51115.060.000.000. Income payments for Ihe entire year were calculated nt nppros-1- malrly tl64.000.ooO.000 — nvernKivig about $1155 for every ninn, womuii and child. Three Missing Persons Sough! In West Missco Mother Says Child Was Kidnaped From Home Near Lake City Wi-slorn Mississippi County law rnfiu cement officers loday were n.s- slstlni; dlslriiughl relatives In sei-k- lii'{ wheronbouts of throo persons in Iwti iinrelulrd cases of disappearances. None had been reported lucnli-d I'iirlv (his iillernoon. Mrs. Lorono Shipley of l.ukc City wns seeking her 11-montli-old buby kidnaped yc.slcrday nfternoon Irom Die IKHIII- of her nimhcr, Mrs. I,, n. Anderson ot Lake C'lly. Hi'lntivos ,,r lli-yciir-nlil Irene Ivli- mid C'hnrlcs Wnvd. Hi, .sought -he yiiiitlil'ul couple, following tils- nppraruiHT from Ihrlr home:; III Bench drove community. l'l miles from 1'nr.iKnukl, mure lhati n week ngo alli'r tlr.'.|. Htlcmpls (a otjlnhi mniTlnuc Jlcense hail b.-rjn un- Wllh the divorced husband. Homer Shipley, sought. In coniircllon wllli Iho kldiinplng case, ol'tl<:i-r:i nt. Mnntlii were luld by Ihe mot her nn unidentified nmn --eiimvpd lh« huhy from thc front porch or her mother's home while she wns «l> scut. ' . ' Mrs. .Shipley, who arrived In Mil mlii lust mldnighl, lold Night Mar- shnl .Iiunes Vnniuint tluil. her hus- biintl. from wluim slio wns scpn- i-filfd nine niunth.s ngo. might hnvi been th" man nnd *hc believed he nillilil he hiding; Ihe huby neni Manila, whore they formerly rcsld- O Presses age Demand On All Fronts Strike Violence Brings Arrests In Milwaukee MILWAUKEE. WIs., Dec. 10. (UP) --Fitly-slx CIO demonstrators were held on open charges today alter trlkc violence al the All'.i-Clial- ucrs i)lant reached new heights In i pltt'licd battle between 900 law nlorcemcnl ofllcers and nn cstl- nntcd 1.500 strikers mid u-inpath- w-rs. The 56 were arrested during » lalf iiotir ol fighting lute yesterday nt tin- gates of the company's iprnwllng fnrm machinery plBiit In bUbm-ban West Allls, W)s., where strike by the CIO United Ai.to- nobllo Workers IKS been In pro- gross for V!26 d»ys. Police Cnpt. James .Hatlev said . police nnd deputies were In- iiired, some o[ them seriously. About ~'0 (tcnioiislralors niid four non- slrlkpu nlsn were Injured, Right ati- .ijbllo.'i belonging to non-strikers were overtui'iicd. nnd two of them were lelt burning, Other eius wern iinrjed by missiles and scores of plant whitlows were smashed by The 5<i nnvstcd demonstralors wore held In (Tie county Jail without ball Inst night pending the formal filing ol charges against them today. WASHINGTON. Dec. 111.—<UI>> —CIO unions were mnklng n slroiiK bid for leadership in labor's 1947 wngc drive loday while John U Lewis' rivnl campaign wns stalled on the doorstop of thc Supreme Court. Wage increases of about 25 cents an hour were expected lo bo the CIO goal In most bnsic Industries. The executive board of the United Automobile Workers ICIO1 planned 'to draft. Its wage riciniimls for forthcominq ncKoUnllons In a meeting nt New York loday. The United sice] Workers, fended by cro President Philip Mur•».v, begin puUinp their ense before -ho public tomorrow when Ihcy unveil an economic report on Ilic <lecl Industry, it wrfs prepared by Robert Nnlhan. Conner deputy director of the Office of War Mo- bill/atlon. The three largest. CIO affiliate.-! —thc United Klectric.il Workers the UAW nnd the USW—will hold Joint .strategy meeting at Pittsburgh iiexl Monday. USW leaders will frame unge demands Ihe following days. Meanwhile, there w.is no sipn of brc.ik in I.ewis' ri R hl to win »e w conlracl. for |,i s uniled Mine Workers (AH.l. «ho returned lo work yeslcrdny after an 18-t walkout. CiiiiiilmnlhiT Sws Kliln.i|n-r She snld her mother, hearing the bully cry. -,nw a ninn run from the porch with the child In his runs she walked lo tho door ullci hearing ihc- noise. Nnlil.vini; sielghbors immediately iiller the kldnn|ilng. which occurred nbont 4 o'clock, officers nl Lake City nlso were nsslstlm.: In the scin-ch. Mr*. Shipley snld. Ofllcerp at Mountain Home. Ark., nlso were to be Informed ns the husband wn Mild recently to hnve been working there. Hum for Ihe young j.|rl and l>o wns .started after Arul.hr Price nni Kdwnrds Hlbbs, n relntlve of Iron Ivlo. nskud nld of City Mnrsha OScitr Grant of Manila. Hcllcvcd ro^-have' becji plclilu cotton Kcver.il dnys' 'ncnr Mnnlla. iclnlives sought the pair ihcrc nf- Icr obtaining this clue, They told officers the' Ward youth was unable to secure n mnr- ige license nt Parngould and that short tlnio Inter on Nov. 30, both eft their homes. 'Y' Plans Fund Drive P. D. Foster Elected To F.cad Campaign For 1947 Finances '['hi! December meeting ol the Illythcvlllc "Y" flonrd of Directors wns hold lit the "Y" rooms In Cits Ilnll lust night. CLialriunn Itus nnrluun presiding. The Rev. .n. Halnl pave the Invocation. P. Foster wns selected lo lend thc nnminl Finance campaign for MH'f Following reports from .italidlnk •^ommltlees, i-hero wns n gnnct'i.! discussion of the part of the locn Y M C. : A. In Ihc World Service Program of Ihe "Y" und in the World Youth Fund Inf Refttoratlor and Advance. The local Awoclallov will pnrllcipnlc hi this movemciH lo iissist the Young Jvicu's Clirls- tlnn AsrocinMons ol laiuls devastated liy wnv. - ( 'T'he chnlnuiin apl>olulerl a Publir Relnilonr. Committee of'the follow Ing mo:ubcr;u Lhe Rey VCIIK,-' Keiutull GiiUciulen secret Oilier members car Alexander. •'• rliam nnd P. D. Foslcl'. loal Production Ilimbs Quickly As Miners Return • - • . , ^ Lawyers See Possible "Divided Opinion by Court in UMW Case ' By J. KOBEKT SHUBKRT M\*A Prrsj HUff Corrnv«n4«iit J'l'lTSBURGHi Dec... ;'l ; i>: U.I'.)—Soft coal production jlimhccl towiird prc-strike CVO!H today as John tj. icwi.s' 400,000 mine worker^ •ottii'iicd Lo tlic pits in full 'orcn 011 the second day ol lie union's truce with thy government.. In the big bituminous Ilelds 'of Western Pennsylvania, several op- ernlori; rcjwHert absenteeism, "un- isuiilly low." Mines closed yester- iiiy beciiuse the diggers had failed to receive "official" notice, that heir two-Hiid-a-hnlf-wcelc walkout iiul been called off until March 31, reopened. ' .•'"•. '"• . CiHl (Iciwiulcnl Industries, which ntl week had. been forced ,to lurV ough more than 480.000 workers, wrrn iccoveilng rapidly. • - • r • . " New Yorker, has denounced Jews Columbian meetings while Loomis denounced Negroes. Lontnis claims a ColumhiaJi membership n f 5 .4 00 b(|l | ])vc .,tj- Ptalors said the figure wns nearer SCO. Childcrs disclosed loonils was planning ( o s (. Hrt n co^m chnptcr in Indianapolis. Cook said the stale's ilivcMJa- tlon showed the Columbian »>«. a red liBlitnlng f| as ii. mid other Columbian patterns were copied from Httlci incuts. youth move- Public Service Agency to Act on Ark-Mo Petition M'lTLE ROCK. Ark.. Dnc. HI. UPi—The Arkansas Public•Servlrc Jomniission today wns scheduled lo tear mi ajiplicalIon nf the Arknns.'s •Itssourl Power Coriioratlon for pcr- nlssion to trnnsler Its propcrlioK ind assets to the Arkansns Missouri "OWCT Compiiny. Commission Cliaiiman Charles G. Wine suld Dial the mnvo would slm- ily set. up HIP nun. now ti MMn- vnre coi-]>oralioii. us nn Ark.nisir. )r|;anlx,iitlon. Ihcrrby ciltltllnr; It (o eminent domiiin. dm i g ay Junior C. of C. Plans Activities lor Holidays Plans for special Yulftide activities were started last nlgbt by mcn-bcrs of the Junior Chamber of Commerce in their semi-monthly business meeting at the club rooms. Entertainment., following Die session, was musical specially acts bv Sloncv Cooper and his' nines Chasers band. N. Y. Cotton Mar. May July 0:t, Dec. open 3118 3061 2823 high low 3135 311B 3083 3061 2949 2920 1:30 3132 3080 2 Mil (1947) 2535 2653 3125 3150 •2622 2650 3125 3150 Nazi Lieutenant Colonel Tries Suicide at Trial NUERNRKllG. Dec. ID, (UPl- Prledrlch Karl Lcchlcr. 31. former SS lieutenant crenel and chief of supplies for concentration cnnios diver over a Nuernberg prlso-i ln|- cony railing loday In a suicide jit- tcmpt. Prison aiilhorltics said Ledger was "near dealh. with a less !har 50-50 chance of living." Lccii'-i plunged 35 feet to the floor bcl.rj the balcony railing. Doctors said Lcchlrr suffered ,1 broken neck, fractured skull mi( broken arms. He was In a "vrry sc- rlous" condition al the Pnerlh Prison Hospital on thc outskirts Nuernberg. Lechlcr arrived here Nov. 7 fioii thc Augsburg prison camp. His rcl was in a special wing of (he prlct.i set aside for solitary or near scl! tary confinement. City Gets Rom Accompanying Increasingly w,\i er weather, rain fnlllng duiln<T Ins night measured .15 of nn Inch by ' o'clock this morning, .iccordl.ig l< Rolx;rt E. Blaylock. official woatho observer. One of the highest mini mum temperatures registered ditr ing the pnst month wns recordci during Inst night ns the >n?rcur< .-Subsided lo M degrees, lAwycrx SprcWiitr on n«laio'n •WASHINC1TON, J>ec. JO. (UP) — Luwycrs today are predicting 'a divided r.uprcine 'court 'vHeii flic Juslicns render- Uiclf verdict o : u:T(ic sentences passer! against John L. Lrjwln and the United Mine Workers of America. The cnAft' will be nrguctl Jnii. 14. ' :•"''•• " Some Rood ' lawyers, Including Sen. Burton K. Wheeler, b., Mont., believed the court may" find fnr< I.^wls. others, including DpiinldBV RlchbcrK, nvc conlldcnl the'.'llijiin'p'r lion and coiitennit Kcntcnccs will lie (iusliiined. nlchbcrB's opinion IK because he wan one of sovcial men who helped draft.tho Norrld - l.nOtiardia 'anll-lnJuncUoii hill which was" enacted. In 1832. ln?wl:i contend.-, that net protected him annlnst tho Injunction" which' broke his strike, In Its brief lo the Supreme Court, e government Insisted the nnti- Injunction net did. not c^'jitf. tb the fcdciiil ggVemmetit The'brlet cited congrcs«U>ri«l dhcuwJon ^hen the apt WHS peqdljlg und, the 5Uie,- an'enls of "i'ji sporiSof»HhV the l(m- tlons rullcd ttf^Urut. gn*tlRg ol would Missco Electric Co-Op Obtains Building Permit A huildiiif, permit Ins been Issued to the Mississippi County Rlcirtricul CooiKuitive. Inc., for the const ruction of n me till warehouse lit Broadway and Ilnilroad Streets. City RiiKlncer ,Jt)e Oaincy annrnin- cctl today. The warehouse, to be hllill. ill. an rstlmntetl cost of Mono, will house radio ctiiiiinnrnL for the Klcctrica] Coopcrnlive's proposed two-wily radio system between that pnlnt and its line repair trucks. Fire Damages Truck nniiiKc lo door boards and n l!mr m.'it resulted when n truck bel'intt- iiiB to the Banner Flour and Kecil j Co. of Jnneslioro caught lire !:i«t night :it the Intei.seclion of Main and nth Streets, A short circuit in the battery ruble wr.s believed to hnve caused Hie Tire, accordiir; to Fire Chief Hoy Ilcnd. German Treaty Writers Plan Moscow Parley NEW YOn 1C. Dec. 10. (UP)---Selection nf Moscow as the site of thc next Big K>ur Council of Foreign Ministers meeting was cx(>ccl- cd today to ,rinc oarty. Soviet support lo nn AmrricBn plan to give Ihe llltlo rinilcd • nations rt ctinnce to slnln thrlr vlows on Cierninny bef"rr Ihc Mo.scow meeting. Thr Hlg Four foreign ministers, iiliinnlng to finish their work here this week, decided last, night that [hoy would begin drafting the Gcr man nnd Austrian peace treaties In Moscow on M;iicli (0. Hut .secretary of State James Byrnes plnced two major conditions on that decision: 1. That the So'-i"t Union gimi Ire to id. Hie /"/rid press report, the meeting ns freely as the press hns b?en nblc to retxiil. those held In Purls nnd In New York. .Soviet foreign minister Vincheslav M. Mol- olov t;iive sucb nssurRiices. 2, Thnt Ihc nig Four name spc- etni tloputlr.s on Cleruinny here who would bcirin henring nl oner the views of the -little united nations especially Germany's small neigh- Ixirs nnd the Hrilir.h ([nminloiis Molotov nsknd for a little more time on Mils dcinnnd. .Support, behind Molotov's invit,u Mon for the council lo meet h Moscow next on Ihe theory tha Mnlolnv will adopt a more cooperative altitude on the German treaty if the drafting is done is Moscow. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, Dec. 10. (U.P.I— IU6DA) —Livestock: Hogs 7,700. salable f.SOO; nwrKet uneven: no Ibs and up opened to 2!Jc higher; later trade rboiir. steady. Lighter weights fiO In 75c lower; sows steady to 2.~>c lilgivr: eirly sales, good and choice to 171) lo 130 Ibs. 2-1 lo 24.15: ton 24.25: later sales -70 to 300 Ibs. 23.75 to 24; largely 23.8S; 130 to ISO Ibs. 20.7. r ) to 21.75: 100 10 150 Ibs. 70.75 to 21.15; 100 to 120 Ibs. 19.25 to 2C-.50. C.Utlc 5,000, 'salable 4.000; cnlvcs 1,800. nil salable; moderate supply of cattle Include about 45 loads of steers with cows ranking approximately 35 per cent of total run. Market cpcncd generally steady-on all classes, with undertone !l\ n. A few loads of medium to gond Biters 17 to 25.25: will, mwiium (nudity replacement, steers H.50. Farm Mechanization Stressed by Johnston CHARLOTTE. N. C,. Dec. 10. iUI'i—Cotton industry leaders from North Find south Carolina met lo- day to hoar Oscar Johnston, president of the National Cotton Council, describe mechanized inventions that will produce a complete cot- Ion crop untouched by hand. JTiluisloii is undertaking a million dollar mechanization program on his own farm. He was a featured speaKcr at thc last day's sessions ot flic North and South Carolina uniUs ot thc council. further first imnd -ufsas&MV^ ! "< ent of -the Norris-LagUBrdTiiv'hct It cull be had from Associate Justice Felix •Frankfurter.' He was "• associated VIIn Rtchbjrg In drafting the. »ct as it finally was passed and knows what It was Intended to cover. Thc Justice department brief and the.original Judgment of the district court presided over, by Judge 1'. Alftii GoldRboroimh cite various Issues to be considered by the sitpieniR court. . , Lewis' lawyers contend Gbtdsbor.- igirs court iwked jurisdiction to Issue the temporary strike "restraining order. It was for ignoring, the 'order that, Lewis and 'his vmlpri were found guilty ot civil and criminal contempt. .' The government contends that avcii though Lewis.' n\ay"|",6jj((5yc 'CToldshnrough had no authority, to Isf.ue the Injunction.'yet the union nnd Its president should rmve obeyed pending riijnl detcrrrtlriallon ol Unit question. ' - ; .$130 Added .:_£ To Community-' : ? Chest's '47 Fund • Hlythcvllle's iw<7 ...Community Chest. Fund «n-. 4130 nearer Its gonl lr «!2.000 today and the'"c •'.- liihntions were topping al tl\e'W500 mark In a drive whlcii Is slowly mnrching toward thc goal. '" A lolnl of $81163.22 WHS reported up In yesterday, and today's contributions include: Blylhcvillr Motor Co. $'i".0.00 Bliin Heath Auto Supply -25.00 Shf.llon Molor Co Z5.00 Blylhcville High School PTA (additional) 5.00 H. A. Manning 5.00 Sims Cafe 5.00 Helta Cafe 5.-00 Lewis Cnfe 500 Tom Kaiubus 5.00 Peace Disturbing Charge Is Delayed Indefinitely Trial of J. C. Farglson, 18-year old high school student, on charges of disturbing the peace was continued Indefinitely at the request of Claude Cooiwr. special prosecutor retained by thc plaintiff. Miss Minnie Lee Jones. 807 Chlckasawba. The hearing hnd been scheduled for this, morning. Ferglson. lit liberty under $100 bond, Is alleged to have struck Miss Total $8193.7,1 One Accident Co uses Another; Two Leachville Schoolmen Arc Injured Dnrsc Keller .coach at LcachvUlr! High School, and his assistant. Tancll Ca'.dwcll. were Injured Sunday, night when struck by a car near Joncsboro. , Mr. Caldwcll has a broken right leg. Mr. Kcllcr-s leg injury was believed less serious. Marvin Southern ol Marked Tree suffered fractured ribs and a ftmg injury; Walter Moskop of Marked Tree. K broken left leg; staifc Pa- llceman Wyatt U Patrick of Joncs- boro. injury to the right foot and an unidentified man received body bruises. . Thc accident occurred when a. car reporlcd driven by James Presley, 23, of Tntmami, ^ ran into a group of men standing on thc highway Patrolman Patrick- w»s liiveslt- Katlng ah earlier accident »ticn L'unu, is iiiLcgca to nave strncK Mi", ""^'"^ "" ^an.vi •^viw^»b -wnvi Jones, a music teacher, about the ] the Presley car struck the nwn face and body in her home on the night of Nov. 30. Presley wis arrested f reckless driving or. ». charge

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