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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE rinMTNAN'P NWU/Q1J Am.*n /-*w »,^ n ,*<*»M>A tsf »»>ij...— ._ - _. * "^^ ^^^ \ f VOL. XLIII—NO. 225 BlytlievlUe Daily Ne»» Blyth«ville Courier Blylheville Herald Mississippi Valley Loader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI m/iTH101VLUi, ARKANSAS, SATUKDAY, UKCiOMUKK LI, HMD Farm Bureau's Special Train 'Wrecked in Utah Passenger and Freight Collide Causing Serious Injuries to 40 Persons •Bureau Special, left SMI Francisco, where SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 14. (UP) —A 13-cai Western Pacific special passenger train, carrying homeward- bound delegates from I Bureau Federation convention at San Francisco, collided head-on with a freight train west of here early today. At least eight of the 205 convention delegates aboard were injured, hospital attendants here reported. Other reports said there were more hurt, but none known dead. A newspaperman aboard the train said lie believed about 40 persons had injuries "more serious than cuts and bruises." Ambulances took eight persons to Salt Lake City hospitals, first reports said. Tho train, known as the Farm Friday from the National Farm Bureau Federation had been in convention the past wcci. Harry Foelmer, of the Harlingen, Tex., Valley Morning star, said the accident occurred about 6:30 a.m. MST. The train wns about 'it hours out of sail Francisco, he said. It was carrying Texas and Louisiana delegates from the convention. The Arkansas delegates to the convention were riding another of the several special trains which took tlie farmers lo the convention. The Arkansans were aboard a train which was made up in Memphis for the trip to the West Coast. "Fireman V. A. Martin, told me that they saw trie freight from a distance'but thought it was on the near-b v Union Pacific tracks," Fochner said. •Martin added that as the passenger train rounded a slight curve the crew realized the freight was herding for them on the same single track. Foelmer continue ' 'Discover Danger "Too Late i Martin sai*yJiat it was too late to stop and'VJh'e trains smashed together, Foelmer. related. Martin suffered slight cuts and bruises . when hc -jumped -from the cab. The heaVv- passenger locomotive was 'badly damaged. The lighter Height engine, pulimg a_ string of the' first' of - l2"THB|(|Js?^tefe derailed and tlirowh'*6n"it*ie'ir sides. The baggage car'^wi* crumpled, but Ine passenger car suffered compar- j aiively little damage. M. L. Anderson, Eagle Lake, Tex., riding in the last car of the special, said that almost all of the injuries were caused when the Farm Bureau delegates were thrown from their berths. A. L Watson of San Francisco, porter on the second Pullman, said •'only two of my "passengers were very, seriously hurt, a though most of them were sure banged up." A fleet of buses was sent to the scene on the open, alkali flats sou t Invest of the Salt Lake City airport, to bring the delegates on to Salt Lake City, where they were to board a Denver and Rio Grande Western train and continue their trip home. "This never would have happened if 13 cars hadn't led San Francisco on Friday the 13th," -Watson declared. London Fog is So Thick It Hides Mechanical Rabbits from Greyhounds LONDON. Dec. H. (UP)—Fos ;o dense Hint dog racing had lo be su-> ' ucnclccl because the mechanical ra'j- ' bits were invisible blanketed 13:x- land today for Ihc second straight day. Racing at the Clapton, White City. Ncwcross, Wiillhamstow. Rumford and Slough tracks became a farce when the dogs repeatedly lost sight of the lure, and efforts wore abandoned. Thieves took advantage of the fog cover and kept Scotland Yard on Hie go. A welding company cashier aid- | ost „ bl , K containing 52,800 lo a aV !" simtcher he never cv'en saw. The driver of a trucK containing 1,500 pairs of shoes became fogbound, went for assistance and returned lo nnd his truck gone. Socially prominent Mrs. Irene Roberts' home was robbed of $32,000 by a "ecoiKl story man. Three persons, one a bride-to-be who arrived an hour earlier from Bombay, were drowned at Southampton when a car plunged i;ve-r the quay wall at the docks. Leachville Man Killed by Truck James E. Jackson Fatally Injured as He Steps Into Street James E. Jackson, CO, of Leacli- ville, was killed instantly yesterday afternoon when he was strujk by a truck driven by J. M. Williams of Black Oak, near the Buffali Island Compress at Leachville. By noon today, no date had bcci set for funeral services nlthougl present plans included services a the Methodist Church in Leachvillc and burial in Philadelphia Cemc tery near Jonesboro. No charges were filed a'gains Williams and State Police who investigated termed the accident unavoidable. The accident occurred about 12:li p.m. and was witnessed by his twx sons. John and Augustus. Employee by Die Buffalo Island Compress where he had worked the past foil and one half years. Mr. Jacksoi had stopped work' for the noot hour and was walking along tl road with other workers. Hc wi expecting his son, John, to pic him up at the Compress in his car When John, accompanied by An .gvjslus, arrived, nnd blew the ca >rrn to draw his father's atten tlon, Mr. Jackson turned toward! into the path Budget Study Group Takes Brief Recess LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. Dec. 14. (UP)—The prc-legislativc joint budget committee was in adjournment today until next Monday, after nn- olhcr busy day yesterday in which llicy put their stamp of approval on poposcd budgets totaling .',1»,770.000. In brief, this is what the 1G- man committee did: Approved an all-time hish tud- get request of $19.241,000 "for the State Department of Education: Approved budgets of 8187,000 cue! for Arkansas State Tcacl . In addition to his two sons. Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife, Mrs. iBertha Jackson of Leachville; one brother, John A. Jackson of Pine Bluff; a sister, Mi's. Sally Guthrie of Augusta, Ga.. and another sister in Mississippi. OrcgR Funeral Home of Mon- nctte, Mo., is,in charge. Court Overrules Jemurrers in •lection Contest Berryman Given Time To Answer Complaint Filed by Robinson Trial of the Mississippi County heriff's elcetion contest will not begin until nftcr' William Berry- nan is sworn in Jan. 1. because ol decisions made by Circuit Judge Walter Killoueh of Wynne in a •poem] Circuit Court yesterday iU Osccofa. Demurrers filcu by the defendant in the suit brought by Jack Finley Robinson were overruled by Judge Killough, except for certain portions of one demurrer, but the defendant was given 25 days in which to tile an answer to the on- ginal complaint, made last August by the Plaintiff. CYalghcad Case Argued The special hearing followed the wet-dry controversy of Craighcad County yesterday ' morning with Judge Killohigh rendering a decision in the first case shortly after 1:?0 o'clock. He dismissed Ihc appeal of Ward One at Joiicsboro from the order calling for an election lo vote li'pon sale of liquor there on grounds that the appeal was not correctly perfected. He dismissed the other five cases, made up of four wards at Jotiesboro and one al Caraway, on grounds that the Craighca;! County Court erred in granting the order for an election. The demurrer to the original election contest complaint was overruled anc' the demur t • lo t'^ amended complaint was overruled, except for several certain' portio-is. Some of these were stricken out by Juriuge Killcugii and other is to be made "more definite and certain" before allowed to become a part of the complaint. plaintiff Slay Amend Suit The plaintiff was given 15 days in which to make these changes n it is desired lo include these allegations. It was announced today by Claude F. Cooper, attorney for the plaintiff, that about 30'votes were involved In the portion which must be made more definite. After the defendant has filed an answer to the original complaint, the case will be set for trial with either Judge Znl B. Harrison of Blythcvlno or Judge- Elect Charles W. Light of Paragoiild to hear: the case as Judge Killough retires from office Jan. 1. ; The hearing was concluded at 5:23 o'clock after having been started shortly after 1:33 o'clock. •Mr. Robinson, who lost to Sher- ff-elcct Bcrryman by 232 votes on th'e face of returns in the August irimary, is seeking u7* oust the Woman Offers to Give Her Eyes To 17-Y eat-Old Mexican Youth SINGLE COl'IES FIVE CBNTO PLACF.NT1A, Gill., Dec. H, (UP) —A woman's alter to Rive Her •pair of sea blue eyes" lo n deserving blind person brought Hope today to n Mexican mother wfio for 15 1-2 years has, watched her fon. now 17, L'rope his stght'ess way around the house. Mrs. "omasa Oro/.co hns im .appointment with Ihc ancAiymous doucr ID we whether 'she will choose Hubby Oiwxio us (he. ie- eipicnl of her own good eyes. The donor, who mmlc Mrs. Or- promise not to disclose l^r idcnllty. made the offer tlirnugli n letter lo the Sun Pedro. CPI.. News-Pilot. She offered to ijtve up licr eyes, immediately, to u deserving blind crild. with tiic parents paying only tile hospital mid doctor bills for the operations. Requests lor the eyes were to be miulc Uiroui-.h the newspaper's persoiml column. Tlie News-Pilot said Mrs, Orozco was the only person lo reply "Two years ago n specialist loni Bobby mnybc he could see ii['i\in If lie luul Ihls kind of an opcra- in Ing someone place of his else's good bud ones. said Mrs. Ot'ozco. "But. It loo expensive. We haven't ever d-uie anything nbout It. This Is Ills tirst chance/" Mrs. orozco, who helps ,ier tins- baud, Carlos, at their small cnle .in this orange-belt ' community, stdcl Hobby lost his si|;ht, when he was u yeitr and a half old. "He fell off a lable nnd It il.u something lo him so that MB eiin- nol see," said Mrs, "Bui Hobby Is very snuirl. lie lias none lo school and Ktudiro music, lie plays the accordion ana the piano." "If this woman does not i-ivn her eyes lo nobby, we hope we can get help from someone," Mrs. Orozco said. Engineer Must Decide Between $4,750 Expenditure or Prison New Orleans Fire Fata! for Three Negroes in Ho're I NEW ORLEANS. Dec. H. <UPi —Fire swept through the allie. of Hie Great Southern Hotel here this morning, burning to death ihvcs Negro men. Tire department officials said the three victims apparently didn't !i:tve lime lo get out of their beds and were occupying the attic room-; in direct violation of the city's tiro codes. Thirteen fire department :r,ie.ks answered the repeated ::ci!cr:>l alarm blaze, but the fire destroyed the roof and attic of Ihc Negro hotel before it could be put out. An early estimate placed I he amount of lire damage at near >I5- 000. Fire department officials said the cause of the fire had not been de termined. Oil Firm Plans to Pay Cost-of-Living Bonus EL DORADO. Art;, DC:. 14. (UP) —A cost of living bonus for the months of November and December, 1946. and January, 1947. will or the schools. Approved as requested the S155.IWU budget request of A. M. and N. College for Negroes at Pine BlufT—an increase of $70,000 over the current appropriation of $85,000; Approved scholarship funds for Negro students totaling $10.COO double the present $5,000; And withdrew a recommendation that the Confederate Home near •Little Rock be abandoned after Ihe next bicnniuin and that 70-year-old Superintendent C. S. Lowthorp be dismissed Immediately. Arkansas Hotel Men Open State Convention HOT SPRINGS, Ark.. Dec 14. — Arkansas hotel men were in Hot Springs today for the opening session Of their annual stale convention. Officers arc to be elected this afternoon, and the convention will adjourn after a cocktail party and banquet tonight at the Arlington. Jccsee fst.ilt of niylheville Is pu-.sidoul. month period In announcing the bonus. Hoot officials said that during Januao the company will review its financial outlook, the iwi r,< living, and general working conditions to determine whether further adjustments are necessary. Two Monettc Men Hurt When Auto Overturns Bernard Gray and Wayne Harrell of Monettc. v.erc slightly injured yesterday afternoon when the car in which they were riding turned over twice between Blytheville an Dell on Highway IB. •Both were removed to Walls Hospital for first-aid treatment. Harrell suffered lacerations of the hea and car and Gray suffered similar injuries of a lesser degree. 'the accident occurred about 2:00 |) in. when their far. 'driven bj Mr. Gray, met a pick-up truck towing another car. In turning out the wheels of the men's car went off the rond anrt^Mr. Gray lost I control of Die c nr, 'officers reported sheriff-elect, charging many votes .verc fraudulent. Security Council To Draff Controls UN Acts Swiftly on Disarmament Issue And Treaty Proposals UNITED NATIONS HALL. FLUSHING. N. Y., Dec. 14. (U?l —The United Nations Gen^ Assembly today unanimously approved a resolution calling upon the Security Council to draft disarmament controls and ty:»;ies and directing all nations to ic- duce their troops and arms. The disarmament resolution was approved without debate a tew minulcs after the General />s- scinbly opened what was expected to be its final series of plenary meetings before adjourning Us l!)4fi meeting. The assembly immediately plunged into a debate of the controversial Soviet proposal for an :ii- tcrnational troop census. Insistence upon debate of the troop census proposal at n post midnight session earlier today by Soviot Tir- c-ign Minister V. M. Mololov i..l(l prevented the General Ass.-nmly from completing action on the disarmament issue until this i.-.crn- Inc's session. The disarmament resolution directs the Security Council lo :•« about immediately the task drafting international treaties and covenants for the control and re- dt'clion of armaments. The treaties will then be nlncua before a special General \ssr?mbl> disarmament session, and ,.n ratification, will be sent to the individual countries for UATTIESHURG, Miss., Dec. 14—*- (Ul'i—A young. Mississippi civil engineer faced a problem today. It wasn't one he could solve with a slide rule. , A Forest County judge had left it for w. H, (lllll) sherrlll to decide; whether he would serve two to 20 years In prison—or contribute to Ihe support of ten children of poverty-stricken, farm laborer who wns crushed to dcatli by Sherrlll's car Kept. l'{. A desperately-poor widow—Mrs. Dewcy Gardner—awaited Sherrlll's decision on what she snld wns a "wonderful verdict." Judge William Hnralson, whose sentences have In numerous cases have been described here ' as "unique," proposed as an alternate to prison that Slienili pay $5 a month each for the support of Mrs. Gardner's children until nil reach 18. "I made him (Sherrlll) n proposition because of Ihe children," the judge said. •-. . . Evidence shows that he tried to drive away after the nccident. He can accept my proposition or no to the 'penltr.n- tiary." . • The Hatticsbtirg Optimists' Club and the Finn Avenue church! didn't wait f6r Shi decision loiiay. Tliey maUe and began raising funds for' » bright Christmas at the wiriclow- less, shack-like house in which Mrs. Gardner and 14 other persons live. There was evidence of malnutrition in the almost barren house. Besides her lo children under 18. Mrs. Gardner shares her three rooms with n married daugtiler and the latter's three children. It was apparent lh«(, th e widow would have serious difficulty making ends meet, even with suppui-t from Sherrill. "It was a wonderful verdict," Mrs. Gardner said. "I didn't want. Mr. Sherrill to go lo jail, because :ie has Uo children of his own Lo support, too." For ilny Robert Gardner, three, Ihc Haralsnn plan would continue for 15 years, while for J. D.. 10. il would cost Sherrill only about $120. In between Robert and J. u. were Octavia. 14; wilmcr Eugene, 13; twins Margaret and Marian, 12; Joe Benjamin, n ; Archie Earl, a; Betty Jane, G; and Dorothy. 4. The "deal- could concelvcably cost Sherrill as much as $4.7f>o — il might even inn a little more than lhat, depending on how the birthdays fall. Sherrill said he hadn't considered appealing the county court's sentence to a higher court. He had indicated earlier "that unless mi- lawyer iinds a flaw in the irbi I'll take Ihe judge's proposition." It carries a strict provision lo control commission as insisted upon by the United States. The great powers will he able I" employ their veto power during the Security Council considenitlor of the arms control program but the arms controls and inspeilion facilities set up under the pro^rxm will not be subject to the veto. Angry Senator Tells Probers He Didn't Gel Any of Money From Mississippi Contractors New York Fire's Toll Reaches 36 Memorial Services Planned for Sunday In Tenement Area ;e 01 i '.'j . M. Molol iber and I Europe 01 :ald. Re- [loday sail Costs of Living Continueilpward Higher Food Prices Noted in November, U. S. Agency Reports WASHINGTON. Dec. 14.—(UP —The cosl of llvliiu Increased two PCI- cent between Oct. 15 and Nov 15, bringing the lolal inereasn fo the year to 17 per cent, the Laboi Department reported today. A 4',-j per cent rise in food price: was mainly responsible for llu October-November increase. Of the lotal cost of living in crease for 1040, 10 per cent occurred afler .June 15. last meiisurini dale under the old price conlro law. Food bills of mudcratc-ineoni city families rose an averjige of 4'.i . M. per cent between mld-Oclol: Nov. 15. the department s £MB',<prlc:s of fats and oils IncrOns- " "5 per Qpnl; rr^Rot, poultry anil about seven per cent; fruit a'iitl vifitnbles 4.5 per cent. The only food items which dropped In price were eggs and dairy products and Ihcsc only slightly. In the first survey of completely uncontrolled meal prices, flic department found they were nine, per cent higher on Nov. 15 than just before they were recontrolled in mid-August. 1'residcnt Truman lifted all meat controls last Oct. 1G. There was plenty of meat, however, for Ihc price check in November In contrast lo the meat shortage in September and October, the department snld. There Was not enough meat in September and October in many cities lo provide a complete picture of prices for those months. Living essentials other than lood and rent rose less Ihiin one pel- cent between Oct. 15 and Nov. IS. Rents were not surveyed. Train Crash Toil Increases fo 19 Official Investigation Started of Railroad Disaster in Ohio NKW YOHK, Dee. 14. (UI'K-A tomb D[ rubble from u coll.ip.sed H-mi'nl house slowly ylrld"d Its llnal vli.tlms loday. ,1'ollce set- the aiunt nt M as fireman and houre wrcckrrs picked invny ul the ruins lor the last four bodies. Auihorliles I hus accounted Hir all (he !K> residents of the six-story U'liemenl In New York's upper Wosl Bide which crushed In tin uvalnnrhe of brick nuirlar mid bodies eai-ly Thursday from Ihe weight of an adjolnlnn wall of » burning k-e house which toppled nualnsl It. Tin- Injured lolnlcd .10, some of (hem Ill-emeu. Twenty-seven still were hospitalised. Tomorrow, churches o[ the nelt.h- biu'liorKt will hold memorial 'jon'kcs for HID victims, most ol whom hud been residents of the destroyed tenement house lor years, Hearing Resumed After Fists Fly Over Report of Big Gifts WASHINGTON Doc. M. (U.P.)-Son. Thcwtoro/G.' hillK), I)., MIHS., NIK) trxlny liu "didn't got u damned dollar" roni MiKKiHHipirf war coniriiclor.s. ' . He threw in Ihc remark as a Ron- ute War Investigating Subcommittee Inquired Into charges lhat nilbo : acccpled gifts from contractors, Tlie remark came ns the cummittiT' riucstloncd u witness In an effort to trace $25,000 palcl to Bilbo by F, T. Newton, a Mississippi contractor. The wltnps.sp5.nll said the money was used-by an'Informal coriunlltee to support the unsuccessful lB42'rn- Molotov Pleased Wffli Big 4 Meet Foreign Ministers End Long Scries of New York Conferences Searchers Seek Missing Plane on Mount Rainier MT. RAINIER NATIONAL PAKK Wasli.. Dec. 14. (UP) — Veteran moumian climbers began a n.V attempt, today to scale M;. Rainier in search of a missing Marine transport plane believed to have crashed Tuesday two mites its snow-covered slopes. J-igl'.t men equipped with skis, snowshocs and a walkie-talkie set turned back yesterday after heavy fog dimmed visibility to a few yartts on the H.40B-foot mountain. Coast Guard. M. Cmdr. 11. M. Pmlcy, who is in charge of ths party, said it was 'almost certain" the f.vo-molorcd transport with •persons aboard had crashed on the rugged slope Eoniewhcre COO feel. 12 li-ii on 'iv.ivin t more NMW YOHK, Dc=. 14. (UP) — Soviet 7'orelgn Mlslster Vlacheslnv Molotov, before sailing 101 on the Queen Elizabeth it he was confident the forthcoming nig .Pour meeting II Moscow would bo ns successful rts" the'one just ended In Ne'w'Vork. In a statement fur the newsreels before boarding the Bilbo's Former Aide is Located Edward P. Terry Enters Hospital in Quitman, Miss., Seeking a 'Rest' QUITMAN. Miss., Dec. U. (im — Kdwiml Terry, former .secretary lo Sen. Theodore- a, Ullbo. D., Miss.. today mi id he would testify uunlnst the senator before the Senate War tnvcsllRatlnfj Subcommittee "If I have lo ,(o to Washington In an ambulance." lie Inillniteil he was rclirty to (!<• to Wushlnston "today or til- nlBht," anil sitlil his testimony H-niild have a "definite hrarlns on Illilln's piilltlral futurr. ' Terry, widely sought by the FBI until his surprise arrival at the home of C. E. Hood, Jr., horo V st nli;ht, wiis confined loday at Wirt- klns Memorial Hospital, where Ills physician,, Dr. H. C .Watklns, Jr had banned visitors. The doctor described Terry's condition us "hlKhlv nervous," but said ho saw no reason why he couldn't testify before (he Senate was made ends. Terry's statement through Hood. Is Termed "Kny WltnW Terry Is described us a. key witness against Bilbo, target of EcntUc War TnvcstlBalhiB Bulicn.n- mltlee hcnrlng on ehanscs llmi, he received eralultles from cdn- Iractors-whom he helped got Avmy conslrucllon Jobs. Ellgo's former nldr had been infculng for almost n wccK allcr he roported alle(;eil anonymous , , , , luxury linen threuls ngnlnat the lives of hlm- Just before noon, Molotov said it KC | f| „,„ wlf , ,, * ht £ f '" was loo early lo comment on re-! tc ,.m r d ", ,,,' "<iugnwr if He suits of the United Nations Gene- lcst "' c " ilt <•»« ra] Assembly because it. hud not finished Its work. Hut lie added "the decision tnkeii In the General Assembly regarding disarmament Ir, of paramount 1m- portance to all peoples whether IIII-RC or small." The other forel|;n ministers will return home this weekend utter completing five minor pence treaties and creating among themselves the friendliest atmosphere that lias prevailed in n year for the start of Cii'rmnir peace treaty negotiations. Behind them were 15 months ol Utter arguments that eventually ended in agreement here on treaties for Italy, lliiiiKiy. Homaiila, Bul- Kiirin and Finland. Ahead ol them is the far more difficult insfc of writini; peace treaties for Germany anil Austria, ami eventually one lor Japan. Most optimistic estimates count on several I/cars of pciiccn:nl:lnig ahead. Bllbo hearing in Washington. Terry's arrival the United -Press shortly midnight. He had motored here from Washington, D. C., with Ins wns reported to a Her wife to Join their daughter, at the home a lumberman of C, E. formerly a guest Hood Jr.. nssocl.uca with Terry. Hood informed Terry tlint was reported missing and I lie Ffll had been asked to the search. Terry join Auto Gas Fumes Fata} .JONJTEBORO. Ark.. Dec. 14 — 'UP)—Bodies of Lee p. Owens. 20, and Gene Hammonds. 35. both of Trumunn, Ark.. .110 being returned to Arkansas for burial today, following their death in California Thursday. The two lost their lives as the result of carbon monoxide li'wn I lie nioUir of their car. Marion County Resident Held for investigation YEU.WILI.E. Ark., Dec. 11. — (UPi—Officers today were jnvc.^i- gntiiiB Ihc fatal shotgun shooting Thursday in a remote mountain section 17 m ilc s southeast of life cf 30-year-old Ardell I s om A 45-year-old man was held in Marion county Jail after telling officers that a 12-g.iUKe shotgun be hcid was.accidentally discharged. No charges have been filed against him. Prosecutor n. E. Rush nnd Marion county sheriff A. E. HsJI are assislini; state Police in their (n- vcstlBatlon. MANSFIELD. O.. Doc. M. CUT An official Investigation wns star today in the triple train crush miles southeast of here which kil 19 persons—15 of them soldier:! Christmas furloughs before for Japan — and Injured than 30 The tracks at Coulter. O.. on I he up on nia ] n Pennsylvania line between Pittsburgh and Chicago, were cleared but traffic sltll moved slowly while workmen hauled away the wrccliniie. Two castlxnmd freight trains pihd up early yesterday, leaving n 1,(co- motive and seven freight cars nones' a parallel track over which the Pennsylvania's Golden Trianiil;. carrying mostly soldiers from F. rl Dlx, N. J.. was spccdhifj at 85 milt's aoove ~vl R " llollr - Tllc n J' cr crashed into Ihc freight wreckage. Its two loc.n-.o- livcs were derailed and the fif-l two coaches, tilled with recently inducted draftees, were wrcck:d. Pennsylvania authorities said l!:c freight wreck was caused when the first cnstbound (rain was halted he- cause of a broken air hose, nnd live engineer of the second failed (>> lu-vd a signal to slow down. Within a few minutes the Golden Trl.uinlc crashed into Ihc wreckage. The dead, except the four trainmen, all were soldiers. The soldiers had left Fort Dlx on Thursday cnroulc to the port of embarkation at Camp Stoncman, Pittsburgh, Cat., wilh a Christmas stopover on the way. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy todny, Innir.hl nnd Sumia;; wi'ivmev this Stream Yields Body of Father; Son is Sought .10NEHBCHO, Alk.. Die. 14. CUP) —Officers tmlay arc continuing to S'jarrh lor the bo:lv of seven-year- old MM-le, Johnson after rinding Ihc body of his fnihrr. Fred Johnson, in .swollen waters of Thompson Creek near here yesterday. The two were drowned Thursday when a wagon which Thompson w;is driving fell through a rotten bridge Into tlic flooded stream. The father's body was found icar the bank ol the creek, about i mile below Ihc broken bridge. '•iighcr Minimum Salaries for Teachers Requested MEMPHIS. Tenn . D=c. 14. (UP1 •Delegates t'i the Southern Asso- iition of Cc.llegrs and Secondary Schools highlighted Ihelr anniml convention loday by fixing hlghc-r nlnimuin wages for lenchcrs arid expelling several high schools and •Urges in Ihc Southeast. The association set n £1.000 nl,- nii:il minimum wage for tea: and a $:.noO faculty annual for member second,' fcctivc S;pt. 1017. the former "recommended" mlniTiia of S 1.200 and SI.400 respectively tircly inadequate." reported to have communicated with the FBI o-fore cnlcriiiK the Watklns Memorial Hospital. Hood said Hint Terry was unaware of the publicity H lv.:n to his absence from Wnsnhig:nii where he had been scheduled to testify Terry resigned his position v dcr Bilbo almost a year ngo. I root! said that Terry "is in hlghiy nervous condition." A hospital attache said lhat he cnlcrotl the hospital about 9 p. 1.1. lust night. "Mr. Terry • wishes the committee and the general public lo I know he's anxious nnd de.iirous of co-opcraling with the co-n- miltcc In so far as it r is contisL- tly iKisslble for him to .lo so," Hood said. election campaign of Former Son Wall Doxey. D., Miss., now Senate scrgciint-nt-ai-ms. Bilbo wns n member of Ihe committee. Kulicrt CJnmly, Jackson, Miss., Insurance nge'ni and victim <>( ^ one-punch Hunt at yesterday H committee session, said he was disbursing HSKiil for some of thr SM,IXKI. n e 41,1 llo t fchnw (tic exact amount. dandy was knocked to the fljur Inlc yeslerilny by former Rep Ro s Collins, D., Miss., who formnliy apologized to the committee today. Collins listened tmlclh. in aindy testified he paid $! 1,000 to a friend of Collins in connection wilh tha Doxey campaign.' Forrest Jackson, attorney for nil- bo, testified he'received "at IjiiM, $7,500" to pay off n bank loan ho nmdc In connection with the campaign. He said he hud othei expenses, paid from the $25,000, but did not know the exact'amount, Sen. Homer Ferguson, B.. Mich suggested that Bilbo be called upan to iell how much of the $35,000 hi handled. • Bilbo, silting nt one. blac, broko In lo say: '-I would prefer to nuke a state- merit itl Ihe conclusion of the evidence. But I will say. now, though, thai I didn't net a damned dollar." . '' ,,:!-• . .-• Jackson .'anId'no record, was ki'pt of 'total receipts nnd disbursement'; the informal committee In which he, Bilbo, dandy and A B Fuuhtl participated. Doxoy testified after Bllbo'3 outburst that he learned of the «5000 contribution after he had been <li-- fcnled at tho polls. Candy showed no 111 effects from the one-punch fight late yesterday when Collins knocked him from the witness olmlr. The fracas was'touch- ed olf v/hon dandy wns about f.o tell what had been done witii $25,000 hi checks made out to Bilbo by F. T. Newton, n Mississippi contractor Gnndy first denied knowledge of any Bilbo contributions to the Doxey campaign. Then, when confronted with n gray book showing that Bilbo luid contributed vei-Ecd himself, S7i>00, Gandy ni- The book llslucl 34 Degrees Reported Near-freezing temperature returned during last night ns the mercury dropped to a low of 34 degrees according lo Robert E. nlaylock, official weather ohr.otvi- 1 !". Legion Plans Party American L':£lon Dud Cason Post 24 will hold its' annual Christmas parly at the weekly meeting Tuesday night at 7:l!0 in "ie Legion Hut. fvach Legionnaire attending <vll! bring a gift. The nlfls will be distributed during fT; liarty. Livestock N. Y. Cotton NEW YORK. Dec. H. (UP)—Cot ton close firm. open hig'ii low close Mar 37SJ 3247 3177 3245 May 3133 3200 3230 31!)J July 3018 3038 3018 3090 0:t 2696 2700 2696 2778 Dec 2370 273S 2670 2735 Rliols clr:.i' 3:if>7 lip 63. ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCK YARDS. Dec. 14.— (UP)— (USDA) Livestock: I! f "_H Hogs 300, butcher hogs 15 to vJ5c lower than yesterday; lop 23.75; packing sow-s $1 lower. Compared with close last week. Barrows nnd gilts 170 Ibs up steady lo mostly 2r>c lower; lighter wcighls 15c to $1 lower. Caltlc 4GO. Calves 400; market steady. Choice vcalers $1 higher icr; ,nd choice 1104-1175 Ib steers 28.00; good 1033 11) and 1091 Ib. Tearl- Ings 16.00; choice 985 pound mixed steers nnd heifer yearlings 28.00; good 887 Ib heifers 24.25; good cows 17.50. !-y annual nveraite s'cacly. Choice vcalers $1 nlglii :d,ny schools, tf- j other grade" steady to $1 hlghci . nflcr dcchrlnq lops for the week: Good an N. O. Cotton Cotton close strong. oixm high' Mnr. ..:... 3VTS' 3247 Mn v 3120 3195 July 3005 3075 Oct 2uJ» 2755 Deo 2frn 2700 Runaway Houseboat Corralled on River "cash money" contributions by nil- bo of $1000. $2000, $500 and $1000. Gandy. said he thought IJilbo j; t) i $8000 of the money from tho $25,ooo. Meanwhile. Committee Chairman James M. Mead, D., N. Y., announced thill the committee accepted Collins' apology lor' yesterday's one-punch fight with 'cnntly. Mead also announced that the committee has subjicntacd Edward P. Terry, former secretary to Bilbo. Terry, missing tor about a week »f- tcr reporting that hc, his wife and. daughter had been threatened il ho testified at Ihc Bilbo hearing, entered a hospital at Quitman! Miss, last night. ' ----- . Collins. GC, lunged nt Gandy mid knocked him to tho 'floor nt 'the close of yesterday's session. The hearing room wns thrown -in'.o u turmoil nnd the witness chair \r.-.s upset in the short-lived melee-. A policeman stationed 'outside Ihe room separated the combatants before any serious damage was done. To Prevent Future Brawls To prevent further brawling, Ihc committee today kept opposing witnesses separated nnd statione;f a policeman in the hearing room. ' Collins said his apology lhat he swung on Gaudy bscause of "an . uncontrollable urge" to refute the witness' testimony. "I lake fierce pride in my reputation. not only in Mississippi but elsewhere," he wrote. "It is difficult for a man to sit Idly by and h»m- nnolhcr man. by Insinuation, innuendo, and cheap rumor, besmirch him and seek in n few moments' to tear down n rcpuuuion • which is Ihe product of a lifetime." The attack occurred while Gandy wns testifying about what had been done with $20,00!> in checks made out to Bilbo by K T. Newton, a, Sec BII.BO on Pa«e 8 NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. M. (UP)—A run»w»y houseboat belonging lo TJ^year-olc! .Dan Ma v - was boing towed,b»ck to LUllo low clo^T, Ro;k today after it broke Its 3178 3242 moorings and floated down tho 3120 31001 swollen Arkansas' River ' Thursday 300* 3177. night. The boat"-*«s overtaken 2896 2737 by three Little Rock men lii a mo- 2C43 2fia.i|lnr launch yeslOTday. •>

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