The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 18, 1946 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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'•IF BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NBWSI'APKU OK NORTHEAST'ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MI8SOUIU VOL. XI,111—NO. 228 BlythevlUc Dally Ne»r Blythevlllc Courier Eilylhevllle Hernia Mississippi Valley louder l!l,VTIIKVll,UO, AUKANSAS, WKDNKSDAV, UKl'KMKKR IS, lli-IC, SINGLE COPIES FIVE'CENTO Speeding Train [Kills 11 Pupils at trade Crossing Bodies Are Scattered Along Righr-of-Way tn South Carolina NICWUKRRY, S. C., Di!c. (U.I'.)—Hluvon persons, in- 1 chiding ton hiirli school stii- | dt'tits, were hilled Uxliiy when a Southern rnih'oiul 'train, speudiiiK sontli to m:ik(> up lost tinic, nunmcd into a crowded school bus nt a blind grade crossiiij; i!c;ir here. Mast of tin 1 oilier passengers on Uic bus were Injured and rushed to Ncwbcry County hcspilal. Doctors there Raul they feared a num»''r of others would die of their injuries. Police reports from the scene said that bodies of the students scattered Tor hundreds of s along the railroad rleht-of- " way. others dangled from the train's eow-cntcher which ripped through the bus like a can opener through thin metal. Tlie bus driver, idcntilicd as Hicharcl Sanders, 41. of Ncwberry, was among the dead. He had picked up his regular load of pupils for the tiny and had started on the last lap of his route to the consolidat- ; ''d high school ul Silvcrstrect, 12 miles from Ncivbcrry. Southern train No. 18 was late this rnorninj;, ami police saitT the engineer was apparently running nt full throttle lo make up lost time. The train roared through a slight cut, and ripped into the hlis. cutting it in two. Policeman Johu Livingston said the accident happened where a narrow, winding nnpaved road crosses the single track of the Southern. There are banks on each side of the road, but they are fairly low. Livingston su'd there is a slate law that bus drivers must bring their vehicles lo a lull stop, open Hie doors and put the sears in neutral when they come to a Kradc crossing. lie did not know whether Sanders followed the instructions on his last trip. . W. J. Martin of the South ,Cnror lina Highway Patrol returned to town from Silvcrstrect with reports that "bodies were scattered up anc down those tracks for a thousanc yards. It was the most awful sight I've ever seen." The children were in their las week of school before the Christmas holidays and were maEin: plans lo exchange gifts with schoolmates as Ihe bus wound along Ihc country road to siiverstrcet. 'Little Rock Voters Kill Utility Deal Proposal for City to Buy Gas System Goes Down in Defeat LITTLE ROCK.. AIX.. Dec. 18.-- <UPl—Little Rock's gas distribution system remained in the hands of the Arkansas Louisiana Gas Co. Unlay aflcr volers indicated decisively yesterday that Ihey were not interested in municipal ownership. The vole was 2.931 for purchase by the city and 8.411 against, 'Hie total vote was one of the largest ever recorded in a Little Rock city election. Followin i; the final vote announcement last night. Mayor I>an Sprick, whose proposal to buy the Kas system brought about the election, said he was sorry the plan had been defeated. "I am convinced this would have been a good investment for Ihe cilv." he said. Meanwhile. R. \v. Cm-ran, general iniinsgcr of the Little Rock pas distribution unit, said he was grateful for the "fine expression of confidence" given the company by the voters o[ Little Rock. One result of the election corp- pcd out as a possible opponent to Mayor Sprick said he would have an important announcement to make wilhin a few days. Sam M. Wassell. Little Rock attorney who was defeated by Sprick for mayor two years ago. said the vote "repudiated Mayor Sprick's leadership" and "removed all doubt of the necessity for a change in leadership." First National Bank to Pay Big Dividend A dividend ol 15 pe:- cent for stockholders of First National Hank was declared yesterday b\- members of the Board of Directors who also voted to increase the surplus .sufficient amount to nuikc the certified surplus equal to the capital, which now is S100.0CO. anil lo present each employe of the bank wilh at least a year's service, n bonus of 2o p:r cent ol Ihe annual salary. 'Wilh this dividend the larges tiaid in history ol the bank, the constant Rrowlii since Its organisa- tion nine years ago also is reflected by having its surplus now cQVia' lo the capital, it was pointed out. Banks are jOven the coveted position of becoming an "Honor Hoi Bank" when Ihc surplus is ccuia' lo Ihe capital. •President sain II. Williams an nounced today that the dividcnc would be paid Jan, 2. Masonic Lodge Plans New Home Nearly $30,000 Now Pledged for Hall to Cost Around $50,000 A ne\v Masonic Temple i.s to i>c ^rccloti in Blythevillc n.s SODJI us DiiiUtiii'^ con(3 it ions permit, with norc thiui onc-bnlj" of tlic S50.Q03 sou^lil alieiicly conttil)ulccl by one- half of the members here. 'Because the present lodge room vill hold but one-half of the incm- s. meetings to raise the money are being held nt Uvo'dales. At the irst of these, the 132 members present contributed $21.453 to make n total of $29851 now on hand. The second meeting will be held shortly after Christmas fov the other me tubers, it was announced R. E. Blaylock, a leader in the movement. The money now on hand is being Invested in government bonds until tlie modern new structure i erected. Construction of the new S30.00U building will climax 75 years of Masonry in what is now Blythevil The first Masonic Hall was erected here with the old Walnut street cemetery the site of the log build- inu called Blythe Chapel- 'Hsrc, the Methodist worshipped downstairs and the Masons met upstairs, with this building presented to the Methodist church by the Masonic group. When that building burned, the Masons and Methodists erected a building on what now is Lake street, with the lodge meeting upstairs. The £roup nov: rents the upstairs hall of the J. C. Blainc building on South Second street. 1947 Prosperity Contingent on Sane Thinking President Truman's Economic Advisors Submit First Report IIV IIAVTON MOOIlt: (United st:<l<'s Staff Correspondent I WASHINGTON. Dec. 18.—President Truman's new Council of Kco- uomic Advisers said today that mi- '.ionni prosperity in 1SH7 depends primarily on management, and ln- bor settini: together on wages without crippling strikes. Even alter a year and a half of peaee. the council said, the nutinii stands iu a situation of "inisundor- UundiiiR and Iciision among the indispensable parlies lo our tola ^conomu: life." Under these circumstances, mis- handtim; of economic affairs coulc I'ausc a minor recession next year the council said. But if things' are liandlcd properly, it felt that a lonj, period of good times will surds result. In its first report to Mr. Truman, the three-man council sail the production capacity of tin American industrial machine, con sumcr demands and purchasim, oower "present the possibility, fo a people who know how lo us them, of great prosperity in 1047." The economists on the counci also viewed the outlook for pro ducliqn and jobs (is "more than or dinarily favorable for a period (i some years ahead." On the other hand they admiltei the possibility of a minor rcccssioi next year. Outlook Good for 1047 In its first report to Mr. Tru man. the three-man council sai the production capacity of th American industrial mac'hine, con sinner demands and purchasin power "present the possibility, fo a people who know how lo us them, of great prosperity in 1947. The economists on the counc ilso viewed the outlook for proiliii lion and jobs as "more than ordinarily favorable for a period of jome year ahead." On the other hand they admitted the possibility of a minor recession next year. But they sa\v no reason for a deep or prolonged depression— 'barring international tension verging on war .on a persistent round >f strikes." The council said new legislation vill not 'provide a cure-all for •ice 1917 rhoSPEKITV r.n IMge (i Captured German Rocket Fired 111 Miles Into the Stratosphere WHlTi'I SANDS, N. M., J)fc. IK, (U.I'.)—A /.Tulip of xt'iU'ti scientists studied (he results loilny ol' liiirliiiij ivu'lnl ltiK'H from ii rocket Iriiveliiijpr :)l>57.7:! miles an lioiir, 111 nilus nbovo I ho Ki'oiiml—liupiiiK some of tlioin m;iy luivo icon thrown outside the ('tilth's jfravily ;md ojiiin (ho •ii-crets of travel between the plmiols. The captured Cienuiin rocket was* :iunchcd Irom the U. .S. Army's Mississippi Farm Leaders Tour County In Mississippi County today to study (arming conditions arc six agriculturists from the delta ol Mississippi \vlio arrived last night •ind will leave tomorrow morning. The delegation is made lip of R. Sayre. superintendent ol Dcl- i Kxiicritncnt Station; L. R. Far- sis, horticulturists, Dr. Gray Miley. economist of Mississippi state Col- eye; J. E. Snowdcn, cxlcnsion marketing specialist at Mississippi State College; E. A. Curry, president ol Jie Delia Fanners Ex;liani:e at Hollantlale. and I,. H. Mosclcy Washington County agriciiltura Plea of Guilty Entered |r» Drunken Driving Case Asecncioii Hamcrlz of near Dell arrested last night for driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, entered a plea of guilty in Municipal court this morning. 'The case was continued until tomorrow inornliiv tor judgment nnd bond was set at $150. Rnmcriz was arrested afler truck he was driving collided with <i car driven by Mrs. Robert Beach, of Lost Cane, three miles cast of Blytheville on Highway 18. Officers said Mrs. Bench stopped her cnr on the highway when it ran out of gns and Rnmcriz's truck collided with ll, damaging the rear end of She car and the front of the truck. To Dud Coson Post Remember Men in Hospitals Members of American Lcyion D'-ii Cnson Post 24 voted to donate SIS' toward the purchase of Christina gifts for servicemen patients ii veterans' hospitals throughout Ar kansas at their weekly meeting last night in the Legion Hut. Plans were discussed for the annual distribution of baskets of food to the needy by Legion Gootl- fellows. The baskets will be given out Dec. 2t at the Legion Hut. It was announced that there will bo no meeting of Post 24 next Tti'»- d«y because ol the holidays and that the next regular mcccling will take place Dec. 31. Tull Johnson was introduced as a new member and Clarence Giimm of Memphis was a guest at the meeting. A Christmas parly capped Ihc mecling witli the distribution of gifts among members. Temperature Drops To 23 Degrees Here Old Man Winter .struck with a vengeance last nteht as the mercury plummeted to a low of '•!'•! degrees in Btythevillc to register the lowest temperature recorded so far tilts season, according to Robert E. Blaylock. official weather observer. An earlier reading of 24 degrees had been recorded. Royal Arch to Elect The Royal Arch Chapter of the Masonic Order will meet tonight at 7:30 nt the Maronic Hall I" hold an electiou ol members. Iranians Patrol Russian Border Big Ammunition-Arms Cache is Captured In Azerbaijan City I»V SAM SOIJKI (United I'rcss Staff Correspondent) TEHRAN. Dec. >I8. Iranian government trocps patrolled the -Soviet-Iranian border today following tlicir occupation of all frontier towns. It was the first lime since Ihe illietl armies occupied Iran during MIC war to operate the supply route to the Soviet Union that Iranian troops had patrolled along the soviet border. The most important place thcj occupied was Pulfa. a rail junction linking the two countries. Half of Astara. the most northeastern town in Azerbaijan, was occupied Kite: '.lie retreating Azerbaijan democrats razed that part ol the town ii Iran, The rest of it is in Russia Unofficial reports said government troops in Tabriz had scizer 2.0^0.000 rounds of ammunition ant 1 store of bombs and grenades al legcdly made in Hussia. Thev alsi were said to have confiscated 5.0IH machine guns and anti-tank Runs cylinders of tear gas and lioxc: filled with explosives. Other reports said a "Moot 3i:rr;c" in Azerbaijan had ccaser All dissidents were reported lo have been killed or captured or to have fled the country. -The central government troops were reported lo have closed the Iran-Soviet border and established oatrols to prevent any further undesirable frontier circulation. The fromcr governor general of A7.erbai.1an. Salamullah David. ai:cl the former president of the provincial council, Habostari. were arrested and brought to Tehran. r A D p.m. curfew was imposed throughout Azerbaijan. Military tribunals were bjin;; established to try the rebels. Some Tehran sources re]>orted without confirmalion that Ihc inil- ilary entry of Azerbaijan forestalled a rebel plan to try lo overthrow the Tehran government. 25 Schoolboys Guests At Lions Club Luncheon T.\ cnty-five boys from Blythe- viilc Grade Schools were gucs~us at a Christmas party given by the Lions Club at its weekly meeting yesterday noon al Ihc Hotel Noble. Alvin Huffman Jr., addressed the meeting on the Tuberculosis Christmas Seal drive alter which moving pictures of the Kentucky- Michigan State football game were shown by Carney Laslie. head line coach nt the University of Kentucky. Guests included Mr. Laslie and .1, II. Wklman of Memphis. Vhile Sands proving ground Hi 0:13 p tn. last night. Five minutes .ml live seconds later ll reached » pji-d of 51150 teel per wand and m altitude of 111 miles, liiKlirr han aiiv of the previous Hi rockeU ircd by tin 1 U, H. Army. The scientists were cautious In .heir predictions, lint their' hopes vere disclosed by Dr. Fritz Zwlcky. Belgian bom meu:urr of the Cnlitorma Institute of Technology. "We lirst throv: n little soine- huu" into the skies." '/jwicky said. •Then a little more, then a shlp- .oad of tnMiumrnts—then ourselves." Last night's rockct-liiimchcd slugs were Ihe "little Komcthinij," Z'.vlcky said, The metal S!UKS, "man-made nic- leoritcs," were hurled from the rocket at 10 sei'oiul intervals aflei it rciiched 120,000 (ret. Telescope.' were trained on the skies above Ihe proving grounds all the wni from the Rocky Mountains, to Ihc West Coasl. Tlicir reports were awaited today. Meteors Were Man-.Mai The scientists said the could have been hurled wilh three results: 1. Remaining wilhin the earth's atmosphere where they would burr like falling meteors. 2. Reaching the area where the pull ol gravity Is .slight, and travc around the world In an orbit liki Ihc moon. Some said Ihc pellet: could circle the earth in 00 ll 80 minutes. 3. He hurled outside the earth': field of gravity where they would become lice bodies, traveling with Ihe niomeiilum left from the ler- rilic lorce with which they left the rocket. The .seicnlisls said Ihe principal Sim-pose of Ihc experiment was lo photograph the trails of the artificial metcuriles wilh a scries of fast telescopes, but were cautious anticipating what the photographs w : ould show. "Although, as an auxiliary result of Ihc experiment, man-launched particles may escape Irom the cm Hi lor the first time, no special effort has been made lo achieve Ihis result since systematic attempts in Ihis direclion arc planned a laler date," Zwicky said. "However, it may liuiVi: enough dalu on the Initial ve ties and the direction ol ejection of some of the purtlcles will be cbtaincd lo allow us la draw the conclusions that they arc on their way Into Interplanetary spaces." liockcl Weighed H8.16Z Pounds The night was cool and clear I when the aa,'lG2 pound rocket zoomed upward. The first report came from Santa PC. N. M.. 200 miles away, where residents saw Ihc rctlish trail of liiirnini; fuel streak Lhc sky for seconds. The war heat] of Ihc rocket was set lo discharge Ihc slugs two al a lime at lo second intervals wher the rocket reached Ihc height o! ils trajectory. s at nisbcc. Ail/.., 28; miles away, reported sighting three sets of the inetcoruics, spaced anolli ]0-sccond inlcrvals. glowing in the i sky. indicating that they were well within the carlh's atmosphere. Lt. Col. Harold Ii. Turner, com- mandini; olficel at While Sands, said the warhead blew off seven minutes and 20 seconds afler launching two minutes and 15 seconds after Ihc rocket was repotted at 111 miles. Hazy conditions over several cities reduced observation. The scores ot pcr.sons in the hills around Santa Fe said the ha/c prevented them Irc.m r.ecinf; the meteorites. Haze blanketed astronomers at the University ol Denver, Fire Destroys House on S. Elm Three Families Routed Shortly After Noon; Lose Personal Effects An I'i^lu-room fi'inne house- In the Odd block on Soulli Mini Inn ued shonly after noon Imlay. dilvlnr. out llin-i- families and three roomers—a iota] of 14 iiersons— and destroyed most of their persona! properly. Mrs. Uoyd b. Kalon, who lived with her husband and family In one. priMloti of Ihc house and renleil Ihc icmalnini; rooms, salci Ihe lire started in Ihe kitchen when wallpaper stirromiclliiK n flue hecaiue iKnllcd due lo an overheated oil stove. She had left Ihc house lor a short time and Imd just returned when she discovered I he hla/.e and notified tlremen. Plumes sprcnd rapidly through Ihe house. Tun chicken houses, a feed house and a small storage Tiiiildlnc near t.he roomim; house also were destroyed. Mr Kulon was al won; at the Hint ol the fire. Mrs. Eaton said she was able to save a small amount of furniture but Hint Ihc clothlnn and personal properly belonging In her am her liii.sbaud and Iiiiully was in the fire. The Ealons have sons, Hari-cy. nussell, Billy Lloyd Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Marlon Cox managed lo save some furnfshlnni bill llicir ctolhing and iicisonu property. Mr. Cox .said that, be cause he woiks at night, he was asleep when fire broke oul. Mrs. H. J. Cupp, whose husbaiu was also at work when the housi burned, said that she was able ti save some baby clothes but tha clolhiiiR bplnnnini; to her and he husband was binned, The Cupps Infnnt son vvus three months oil Former Bilbo Secretary Names Contractor Who Made Threat To Kill During Hot Political Race Aldermen Boost License to lost fom anil $300 Per Year Council Also Seeks Larger Franchise Tax from Telephone Firm Edward P. Terry Takes Stand During Senate Investigation WASHINGTON, Don. 18. UJ.I'.)—Kilward I'. Torry for- >r sciTclury to S«n. Theodore (!. Hilbo, I)., Aliss., loslified taxis op- ill Illy'h"- '.!»! cny hing and persona] propert; ing lo Dewcy Henderson Ussleton and another room . s destroyed by the fire. Non the three were present whci the bla/e started. Fire of unknown origin last nigh resulted in heavy damage to til interior of a Iwo-rormi servant'." house nt the rein- of 509 West Walnut. Slight damage resulted this morning when nn overheated coal stove ignited wallhoard surrounding the flue at Ihe home of Cecil Jackson, 1500 West Ash. Community Chest Total Necrrs the $9000 Mark Contribution. 1 ; continue to be received to the Hl.vthcvillc Community chest campaign for funds fur lf!47 and the lotal today hail reached SB781.22. The new contributors included: 'reviously reported $8711.2^ Anonymous contribution 25.00 niylhevillc Sales Co .. . 5-00 Virgil Wolf lo.flll Blythcvillc Radio Supply ..'. 10.00 W. o. Bine 500 Fred Callihan Radio Service 5.0 1 ) J. Raymond Smith Auto Parts in.OO School Districts To Get $109,910 State Apportionment Is Received Here by County Treasurer Mississippi Count;/ .schools 'inlay received $1113.910 in stulc funds f'vtii the Arkansas IJepaiimenl of K-lu- califjii in l.itllc Rock. It was announced by Miss Delia Purllc. county treasurer. The funds were parl of $2.1M">.f) in apportioned by Ihc .stair Ho:ini ol Education at its last incetirm on i hi: basis of Ihe number uf school th'l- dren enumerated in Ihe stale, 'i !.<• liltocalion was Sfi per puptr. The funds received by Miss ."mile will be divided among Hie M i\:-.- tricls in Ihc county. She an the distribution as follows: Uist. Name Kinimcratloii Amount N. Y. Stocks Anaconda Copper Ilcth Steel Chrysler ', Coca Cola Gen Electric Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel Hnclio .'.'..'.'..' fiocony Vacuum Studebakcr '. Standard of N j Texas Corp ...... 3!) 1-4 (12 1-2 86 1-2 1-11 35 1-8 01 1-2 IS 5-8 75 n 3--1 27 I-* 9 I-'-! H 1-8 19 5-d 67 1-4 50 3-8 N. Y. Cotton high Osccola . Luxora Rusn Clear Lake Blythevillc . ... Oosnell Huffman Milligan Arinorcl Shawncc Carson Lake .. Manila Boynlon Wliltlon Box Elder Dell Wilson Lone Oak Tomalo Kciscr Promised Land Recce Number Nine . Burdcltc Klowah Shady Grove . Lcachville . Pawhecn Hlekman Flat Lake Brown lx>st Cane Hlnekwalcr . .. Rocky Stillmaii Dycss Total 2,022 $ 1(1.lit! 2.IK; ir).f);.c Tin 1 privilege lax tif •raliiii; wtlliln Uu> clly •itlc wan hoisted hy Coimril last, night In a mri'iini: Inrlni; which ihc nldennrn dccr.n- rd lo accept terms ol a njw I'vc- ,'ein- friinclilsf olfcred hy Soulh- vi'slern Hell Telephone Cumpany ind did not pass uiHin A. (j. giilhlr-y's applleiitlon to erect u >rlck building lu tin- 'JOO block 01 West Asli stivcl. Also by-passed WHS Hiu i x- it'clcd discussion oC Ihe i>nipo:un iiiiicxalinii ciC tho Wilson Addition " myllii'vlllc. Tuxl companies of Illyi.licvnie will pay a $:|co clly lux lor llm flrsl car operalcil. $200 lor Hie second and $!io fur each Inxl, bid. fares for pusKoiM'.-is win iiul be Increased, under term:, the new ordlniinre pn.ssc. inc.- clly lax Is $:io for ciicli cr-r. Wnldil Iliki I'lidiic Tll\, Tun 'he telephone company sou. lo obtain a new five-year trim-' chlse, ut, expiration of llm pievint contnii't ni'c. :n, at an an:iiiin rale of $1200. The firm now pnys $«no ainiiiiilly lo Ihe city of niy- lhevillc for a franchise. The proposed franchise was referred tn (hi Commit Ire on Utn- lilCK. after n lengthy discussion in which it was tho consensus thai, Hie company should pay more 1m- Its new franchise. This ninllc- s] n led to be settled bcfjo: the i present franclilnc expiresHcciiiiKi: MI-. Blilbloy'H' n|ipllcn- llon for u blllldlnti permit did not comply with the city 'ivdlmmce,' rcBiiidliiK puhllcation of nhuis nun specifications, no action was taken on the present application. A number of residential pruperiy owners In this neighborhood, winch ms bolli business linlldiii^.s mm •csidences located I hern, have liica mitesls lo issuance of 'he app;:- alion. •I'he County Court will puss mini the proposed anncxiillon of Ihe Wilson Addition lief ore Hie city joimcll dl.scu.Ws Ihe iiinUcr, It MIS pointed out by city Attorney 'crcy A. Wright. II <:.ilis Opcratinc Hc.-o 'I'lic ortilnaiice, rennlatjn^ ii- Tiisiiifi tif taxis and placing ci"> liiln iiuiiliricntlnn.'i upon drivers, .'arrirs numerous channes. Under Ifrms of Hie -.rdl Ihc laxi owner or operator, mik- iiiC appllcalioii lo iiiwrato, muM sUitp wliere tin: taxi will l:c ust'ti. v.'hal. kind of traffic, .'.clieduled to In- taken in the taxi, to rlnrjv passenger fare rates over (he ellllie Icnilnry and not, to ch:ui;c in excels of Ihe :(5-ccnl limit, now charged for piimcnuci :i wllli.n llic city. Although the clly ol 'ilythcvtlle can mil control taxis on'jdilc :hc city limits. II, can compel Ihe. <ip- eraloi-K to show rate of .'ar'-s and what kind of traffic is; carried. It was polnlod out. Aliproslmately M taxis now op- riatiiii; here will be nffi.clM by thr? new nrtiiiiiilice. Hone <il llu: operators have more Hum llntc or 1)11 totlnv lliitl ji former Billx woulil lie killed if In; lold Hoiiittoriiil inviiKtijpilofs lituiw aliinil tlio iMisKisHippi IJtniiot'rnl. Terry tola u Hemilc war Invesll- »-..- . liiilhiK .subi-niiimlitci' louklii^ Into llllliii's reliillonshlps with Mississippi war rontniclors Hint Ihe stati'mcnt was miide to him In April. llMfl. by A. I). Pi-lend, who iimmilicd Illlbo's 1910 nnd l!14(i senatorial cnmniilyn.s. Tn ry iiuotril l-'rU-Tiil, wliu LiKi» was a Kinlriti'tnr iliirlnj; llir war, as (i-llliiB him: "Kd, If you tako parl In this Ciini|Ml K n (IDKi) nr Irll whut you knnw iiliuul Itlllm you HJII IM: kill,-.I." Terry testified llni'c dealh tliieats In all Imvci lieen iniuln aualnsl him or Ills wile anil dnuiih- Icr. He said two were anonymous telephone calls he received when lie wns stuyliii! In n Meridian, Miss., hotel. 'Hie lust telephone Ihrcnt wax made in November, Terry s nld. He li'.sllllcd someone called him about 11:30 p.m. and warned Hint, If ho testified in the JJIIbn InvosllKntlon. Ills wife mill diuiKlitcr "would pay with their lives." Warned lo Leave Slult> Previously, Terry said, tin iini- di'iitllicd person telephoned n warning Hint hc would be killed It ho did not net nut of Mississippi Immediately. I Terry wns summoned before Hie i committee to lell whal lu 1 llilll 1)0 what )i«: Key nave lllllKi n $1.1100 Cadillac aft u C'lirlslmas present in loll. Illlho (lets Ohlliilsh Wish Terry Mild he drove the Cndlllai: lo Ullljo's Poplarvlllc, Miss.. Eslutc wlii'ie the scnnlor lias Iw 0 homes, "Dieuiiihouse NO. | and Dream- IHIIISC No. '!.;• the latter on/ an Is- lund. "A'i wi- ({ni close Id Dreamhousp No. I," Terry related, "the senator lint his hiindii up.- lo his eyes and sai ; ; he didn't want lo see tlin car mil I] lie ijot Ihe keys off the Chrislmiiii tree. "1 put Ihe keys on |ho Ohrlslmns tree us delivered lo him Irom Sflii- ln c:luus." llllbo. coiiiinltter incmbnis, and I In- aiidiiMico Iuu8hc<l. F.iirllcr Torry hud lolil of tin iiRrcrincnL by A. n. rrlend. former Ullbo campiilun mummer turned contractor, lo pay the secrctnry $'U50 for hcliilng him gel n VI.- nnOOOo conlnu-t, at the Army's Key Kiel din Mcdldlan, Miss. He said $3,no;i of this sum WHH to compiMiMile Terry for money spent on Ullbo's 1940 campulBii: And $7fiO wiis lo pny onc-fourlh of a Jil.QOt) debt the srnnlni- owed Abe \-, .Sliu.slian, New Orleans pollllcnl awoclate of the lain lluey lx>n«. Shiishnn abouL Ulllio'ii (Iminclal dealings ulor pay nn alimony debt owed his Mar. May July O.-1. Di-l'. open 3240 303S 2727 3274 3215 3100 27C2 211S low 3217 3161 mi 2700 2C17 1:30 3271 3208 3M2 27M 21H 181 2!)6 •isa 1.337 315 82D 1ST 517 130 815 1.102 17! r,2 1.6(13 202 '10 238 862 1RO ll!3 1.112 lf>2 i in in 101 321 230 120 227 803 was two . his atlniney, J'iiu| Dillon, When he returned to Mississippi a few days laler. Terry snld. he wns met hy internal revenue s 2/M(i \:n. •'. i-i 7« I. '110 :ir.o I. Hid o: 1 ,'i,15 '..I. 10 I..IO 1.1.115 1. 1 HO 21,982 sion.aio The amount received by Missis slppi County was Ihc .second largest for Ihc state. Tiilaskl County received $163,035, and Ihe nexl largest sum went to Jefferson County which received $M,27fi, Rites for Mrs. Jarrctt To Be Held Tomorrow f-ervici.'.s will be held tomorrow afternoon. :>. o'clock, al Cobl) Kun- ci'iil Home lor Mrs. l-'lorclicc Jar- irll, who fiir-rl Monday allernoon. Hhf w;i.s 81. Tim Rrv. i.nuis I>:ifrinc.v. paslor o| Ihc Church or God al 1'nrlacr- ville, Mt>.. will conduct .'.cl'viccs at Cohli I'nneiiii Htnnc with burial at rr.VDfjd Cemetery. Had loaned the money knew to Bilbo oil a Hole lo help the scn- illngn ulor pay nil alimony (If with win- contriiclors. liicludliiB A. former wife. Terry testified l>. Krlcinl. whom the senator liclp- Terry snld Hilbo did not expect cd lo R et Army Jobs. lat first lo have lo repay the note, terry told of various ullti; lo , Hut the senator failed 111 nn nl- Ulllio or hliiisulf loliillni! $I!B,7!iO, ' tempi, lo help Shushan oul of Iti- len-y said I'Vleiid's remnrk was come lax difficulties with the gov- mndc while he nnd Mrs. Terry were eminent. Terry said, and the New havlnu dinner with the contractor- Orleans man threatened to sell the inlltlrjian in the isdwards Hotel nt 'nck.son, Miss., n-few months nf- ler the secretary had left Ills job wilh, Hitlm. "I became upset,'' Terry related. "My wife asked Friend who wns I" kill mo—whether U Ulllio. "He f-nld, 'No, but there are ncn who would dn (h c job.- •• Terry .snld this conversiitlon oc- imri-fd on a Friday nl K lil, nnil that he left Jackson the next day for iiolnlnient In St. louLs with Livestock .ST. LOUIS NATIONAL RTOCK- YA1!D3. Dec. 18, (Ul'l Livestock: Hog;. 10.700 ;.',alal)!e 6.500: slow. | uneven: wciRhls 170 Ills and up T-i> lo I 50 lower Itian 'I'liesthiy's aver- aac. Lighter weights 53c to Sl.KI lower; hulk good and choice 110 lo 240 Ibs 21,f>0 to 21 85; lop 22; 250 lo 300 Ibs 21 lei 21,50: lew heavier weights down lo 20.50; 130 lo ISO Ibs mostly 10 lo 20.60; 100 to 120 Ibs 17.25 to 10. Cattle G.DOO, salable -1.500; calves 1,200, salable; supply only moderate, but trading lacking briskness of Tuesday although opening sales generally steady. Steers 22.50 lo 24; with medium lo low good around 18 to 22; good mixed yearlings and heifers 23; medium to low good iS.SO to 20; cows modci'alely active; common nnd medium beef kinds IS lu in. who minted lo iisk him nl»iit I!|l- bo'ti tax icliirns. "They utifolded to me Inl'nnnii- linn Hint I did not know." Terry leslifletl. "At Him ll mr . i Wll!i |,,. Irrcslfd in delenliin, nlllio nficj- I had hcnii llircalencri." Slulrnicnt Never' Published Terry sal,| hn discussed UK: Ihienl win, .sonic of hl.s Jrlcnds and they advised him | o issue a shitemenls if the fncts of the -:iir,= nnd Ilien so to Florida. He followed this advice and starlet! a business in Florida, Terry said. Ills advisers nruuetl. Terry snld that if ] lr issued Ihe sta'lemeir, ind someihliid did happen lo him 'the people of Mississippi would know nil about it." Tony said he drafted (hi- nug- :sled shitemciit liul llitil C. Phillips, a Meridl Miss., repoiler. did not want to prim. Hie slorv wilhout uheckliii; |i with A U, I-'rlcntl. 'ferry s \\\,\ the reporler uindo the check and (old |,i m ] ;i |,.|- || 1;in l-'rientl hat! snld. "Hell. no. I'm no! uolni; lo kill him. but llirre arc two oilier men who will do Ihc jo!>." Terry said the reporter nlso loVI him. however, that Friend cnllc<l back ;>nd reversed himself, cha,-.;- IIIB that Terry had lied about the whole affair. Terry In n letter to the subcommittee datetl n."c. 2 said that he did not want to appear In Hie Bil- bii invcstiRalion because hc and his wire and (l,iui;hlcr lind received death Ihreat.s. He later changed his mind about appearing and came here today Irom Mississippi, once before the senators, however, he tried again to pet out of testifying. They overruled him. Concerning various transactions wilh war contractors Terry lesli- [icti Hint: 1. Contractor Felix T. Newton turned over 425.000 to Bilbo wilh tiie remark later [hat lie could deduct it from his income tax. 2. A. B. Friend agreed lo pay Terry ?4,3SO for his help in selling Friend a S2.000.000 contract. .Newton loaned Terry $3.750 whicli has not been repaid. 4. Contractor B. L. Knosl gave Terry a $3,750 check which Knost said was a contribution lo the unsuccessful ivynoff primary campaign of former Sen. Wall Doxcy of Mississippi but which Terry said was part payment of a $5,000 gambling debt. Terry said Knost stlii owes him (1.350. , r >. rontmrlor Mike T. Mnrrls- Kopppmmt..; So 'ferry mid some contracton, Bilbo luid helped got together and lialil off Uic nolc. the witness said, — .Shushan subsequently xbtllfd 'I civil Income tux aclion a; In New Orleans but -appi without any help from BII|M,,, .„ . . Terry said Shushan aii*f- J .\» f 'ashing early 1,, 1039 ^^ private talk with the set they talked about, Terry mild,' 'I do not know." Shushan Oral Kails Terry snitl he Inter ninde nn appointment for Bilbo to sec ?|i UK- fiislnnt attorney general and accompanied the scniilor to the Justice Department. Hc said that O. John Roger, then special assistant attorney Rcncral In charge of the Khushriii case, lold them "nolhlni; could be done." Al. Ihis point Sen. Homer Ferguson. It, Mich., suggested, ."then. In effect. Hie $3.000 Shushan note wns to he paid by the contractors on Key Field." "Yc'i." Terry said. Terry came here from Mississippi today lo uppenr before the committee. He said Hint he and hi.i wile and daughter were under threat of death if hc against Hilbo. Atler being sworn in, Terry tried lliroucli his attorney lo get out of. See HI I.IK) on Page 2 Fires Cause Six Deaths In Two Cities DETROIT. Dec. 18. (U P )— Three persons were killed today nnd ii fourth Injured in a !Irc willed destroyed a two-story rooming house near downtown Detroit. Four oilier persons escaped without injury from the blailug n'i:c- room structure. .Suffocated in their beds were Mr. ami Mrs. Joe Slinccl. of Harn- Illon. O,, and Charles Conrnd. 74, Detroit. Mrs. Brncsl Holm, who helped rout olhcr sleepers Irom the flaming building. :.uffcrcd a burned arm. Thr« Killer! in Kasl BROOKLTNE. Mass., DCS. 18. (U.PJ—Three persons, two worn- en and a man were killed and at least two other persons -.vcre injured today when fire swept a Tappan Street apartment hou&c. The dead were not immediately identified. The fire started on the flrbt, floor of Ihc apartment and .spread through a 12 suite wing. More than 40 persons fled to the street, many of them In their iiightclothing. Weather ARKANSAS—Fair and continued cold today and tonight. Not quite so cold Thursday. Lowest temperatures tonight between IS and a -j«- grces in north find 22 to 26 in south portion. .-'• :

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