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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XI,III—NO. 2ii2 Blythevllle Dally Ne«r BlyUievllle Courier Blythevlltc Herald Mississippi Valley THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MlSSOUlU MONDAY, DKCKMHKK Gl Candidates In Garland Win *Court Victory Election Contest, Dismissed by Auten, Sent Back for Trial UTTLE ROCK. Ark., Dec. 'M. 'UP)—The Arkansas Supreme Court toilay gave Garland County GI candidates the opportunity to prove that they were the regular Democratic nominees in their victorious campaign in the November general election. The court reversed a Garland County Circuit Court decision and ordered four election contest stilts— stemming from the July 30 pii- mary—buck lo Garalnd County for further proceedings. The GI candidates also will attempt to prove that they were defeated in the primary election because of election irregularities. The suits were filed by I. G. BINOLE COMES FIVB Christmas Gift Brings Tragedy To Farm Family MARYVILLB. Teiin., Dec. H3. (UP)—A Christmas present brought dciith today to Mrs. Frank Sparks, niollicr of Iwo children. Her husband gave lier a new robe (or Christmas—and she tried it on last night. The robe caught lire from a heater. S:reamiiiR, Mrs. Sparks ran nearly a half-mile to the house of a neighbor, where friends extinguished the flames. She died In a hospital today. Mrs. Joe Isaacs Dies in Memphis Funeral Services To Be Conducted in Home on West Walnut Mrs. Helen Elliott Isaacs, widow of Joe Isaacs and owner of Isaacs' Urown against Sheriff Marion'AH- Department store died night dcrson; by Q. Byrum Hurst against County Judge Elza T. Houslcy; by Clyde H, Brown against Circuit Judf-e Eirl Witt; and by Leonard R. Ellis against Circuit Clerk John E. Jones. Thc origma.1 suits were thrown out of thc lower court on the "sole ground" that "the notary public was not qualified to administer an oath, being neither a de Jure nor a de facto notary public." Autcn's Decision Reversed Thc decision \vas rendered by Circuit Judge Lawrence Autcn of Little Rock acting as a special Judge in Garland County. It was from Auten's decision that tlic four war veterans appealed. Meanwhile, however, they entered the general election as Independent candidates am} won over candidates who were allegedly r.jionsored by Ihe political machine of Mayor Leo P. McLaughlin of Hot Springs, a result of the election, the Mc- L'uighlin candidates asked that the suit'to dismissed, contending that a decision would do "no one any good and that tlic question was "moot." Today's decision, written by Associate Jutince E. F. McFaddin, determined two points: 1. Was the appeal moot 2. Was thc notarj public qualified to' act? Tlic court ruled that the case was not "moot" on the grounds thai if the machine candidates were allowed to retain their, status Democratic-nominees hi the genera election, the war veterans' party loyalty might be challenged in the general election of 1948. "In Arkansas the right to thc Democratic parly nomination is a valuable thing,"' the court ruled, "and even if appellants won the general election, still they have thc continuing right to a trial to determine whether they were entitled to the democratic nomination; and this to establish their rights." Justices E. L. McHaney and Frank G. Smith dissented to this portion of the ruling. Bevin Reports To British on Peace Parley LONDON. Dec. 23. (UP)—Britain's goal at the Moscow Conference was charted by Foreign Secretary Ernest Bcvin today as creation of a self-respecting, economically stable Germany without jx>wer to i|->.i- acc thc world. At least a generation will be needed to "get things right" in Germany. B2Vin warned 1 thc British in a broadcast last night. Peace-making is slow business at b?st. he said, and in Germany the allied powers must overcome the disastrous effect of Adolf Hitler's educational system. I3cvin returned from the United Nations meeting in New York to answer his left-wing critics with a statement that Britain has not tied her policy to the United States or any other power. He was optimistic about prospects for closer relations with Russia. Bcvin said the Moscow conference of foreign ministers next March will face an enormous task in formulating a peace policy for Germany and Austria. A practical beginning has been made by fusing thc British and American occupation z3nes. he said. "We shall create conditions which will allow thc German to regain his self-respsct." Bcvin stated. "We must avoid thc creation of a cesspool of cheap and half-starved labor in middle Europe. At the same time \vc must insure that Germany can never again be a menace to the allied powers." at Memphis Baptist Hospital. She was 70 In 111 health two years, she continued active in business until her condition became very serious two weeks ago, when she was removed to a hospital. She died at S:20 o'clock. She underwent a major operation Friday. With her when she died was her only son, Louie Elliott Isaacs, nnd Miss Rosa Schunc- rifsch, who makes her home with thc Isaacs family. Her niece, Mrs. Ralph Berrynian, with her for the operation, had returned home. Services will be held tomorrow morning, n o'clock, at the family home, 514 West Walnut, with burial at Elmwood Cemetery. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge. Tlie Rev. E. C. Brown, pnstor of First Baptist Church, will officiate, assisted by Ihe Rev. D. B. Blcdsoe, assistant pastor, and the Hev. F M. Sweet of Manila, formerly pastor of Lake Street Methodist Church. Active pallbearers will be Richard Jiedel. Marvin Nunn, c. E Hart. D. Simmons, John F Lent! C. R. Collins. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr.' J. E. Beaslcy, Or. c. E. Wilson, Frank c. Douglas, W. C. cates, Frank Webb, Sam Florinan, Louie Lansky, Frank Sawyers, Charles Brogdon. Ancil.Harris. Fielder Perry, Mike Bombolaski, Joe T. ,(Hughes, O. N. Hawkins. Dr.'-Alfred Vise, Dr. J. F. Brownson ol ieach- ville, Dr. Russell Wert, Walter Rosenthal, Eugene Dickinson, J. M. Stevens, Ike Miller, Tom W. Jackson, J. !_. Gurlcy. Born March 27, 1370 at Ralston, Tenn., Mrs. Isaacs was daughter Of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom Benton Elliott. The family moved to Paragonld in 1885 and she came to Blytheville ill 1904 to be connected with the Bcrtig Store. She and Mr. Isaacs were married In 1905. Prior to-his death five years ago, he was a leader in business, banking and civic groups here in which she assisted him. having operated the'oldest department si ore in Blythcvillc. They contributed to many charities of numerous groups, having uceii active in Ihc growth of this city. In addition to her son, Mrs. Isaacs is survived by four sister 1 ;, brother, four nephews and four nieces. Her sisters arc Mrs. Mabel Elain and Mrs. Nctt Woodard of Walla Walla, wash.. Miss Maxinc Elliott of Adams, Ore., and Mrs. Hurm Gildaiiricr.5 of Pciiclclloi), Ore., and her brother, Joe Elliott of Athena, Ore. French Proclaim Martial Law in North Indo-China Rebel Forces Battle Troops for Control In Several Localities SAIGON Dec. 23— (UP)—Martini aw was proclaimed by French all-- [ luirlllos throughout northern Inlo-China loday as rebelling Viet Nam forces battled French troops 'or control of key localities in Ton- tin and Annam Provinces. Colonial authorities look extraordinary precautions here In view of the possibility (hat the fighting night spread to thc soulhcru"pro- inec of Cochin China. The martial law proclamation coincided with the arrival today of French high commissioner for Indo-China, Admiral Thierry D'ar- ;enllcu. The commissioner arrived iy air from Paris where he conferred on (he Indo-Chinese crisis with premier Leon Blum and other high officials, Thc proclamation said that "any man not in uniform found <a'rry- '"B arms will be shot. The whole of northern Indo- China was rcporled today to be aflame wllh armed resistance lo French authority as French troops struggled to crush widely separated attacks by forces of tho pro- independence Viet, Nam "Republic." The road connecting thc colonial capital. Hanoi, . w lth thc seaport, Haiphong, was cut by the Rebels many times during the last 48 hours, official sources said. They gave French losses as 50 dead and 150 wounded. Rebel casualties were unofficially calcul;t- cd at upwards of 200 dead many were wounded. It was reported mat the Gialam Airfield in Annam fell to French forces and that many Annamltc defenders of the field were taken prisoner. To the South. Irregular Viet Narntfc bands were bringing pres- sunrto bear on the coastal towr of Hue. They succeeded in cutlliiB Ihe coastal road to Tourane, partially destroyed the- Clemenccai Bridge lit Hue, and were infiltrating Into the town itself. Co-Pi lot Averts Serious Crash Roland Brown, co-pilot of Eastern Airlines passenger piano winch Hashed with :i Universal Airliner over Aberdeen, Maryland. Is cretiucu ,-ilh savin;; Ihc lives of the passengers of bolh planes by his Captain, loscph li. Huhn, right, mown, left, and Kuhn etiat with 31/,-yciu-om ievcrly Ann Uoulton of Long island, New York, who received a biur.n m the head as a result of Ihc crash. (NEA Tdephoto.J and Lad Loses Fingers in Lawn Mower Accident Playing with a lawnmowcr proved costly to Kenneth Reagan, six of stcele, Mo., who lost one linger and Is expected to have another amputated. He was removed to Blythcvillc Hospital late yesterday afternoon following the accident which occurred in the yard of. the family home His cight-ycar-oid sister. Shelby Jean Reagan, was pushing the lawn mower when the younger child attempted to slop the mower putting his hand in between the blades, his mother said. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rayford Reagan, are with htm here. Piny N. Y. Cotton Posts Debated Russians Order U, S. Navy Craft To Depart Frorn Chinese Port Bilbo 'Presumed' To Be Innocent Mar. May July O;t. Dec. open S255 32C8 3079 2740 2695 high 3270 3219 3087 2758 2702 IOW 3250 3197 3072 2730 2682 1:30 3254 3202 3078 2744 WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. (UP)Sen. Robert A. Taft. R., o.. an nounccd today he will seek chair manship of the Important Scnal Labor Committee when the Republican conference meets Dec. 30 to determine committee assignments. Taft's announcement appeared to remove a stumbling block in organizing thc Republican-dominated, Senate committee structure. By seniority. Taft was entitled cither to the chairmanship of thc Libor Committee or the Finance Committee in thc Republican-controlled 80th Congress which convenes Jan. 3. Tart said he planned to continue as a member of the finance com mitlcc and also as chairman of thc Republican Steering Committee, which plots Republican strategy in the Senate. The Ohioan has said labor lesis- lalion will get top priority in the deliberations of the new Congress and that it will proceed without . welting for a Supreme Court dcci- i sion on thc government's contempt case against John L. Lewis and thc United Mine Workers (AFLK Taft's decision to seek thc labor committee chairmanship apparently side-tracked hopes of some Republican members who wanted to sec the job KO to Sen. George D. Ai- IIV WILLIAM II. NKWTON (Scripps Howard Staff Writer) For Ilic C'umbincil Wnrld Press (Distributed by United Press) DAIREN. IJcc." 20. (Delayed)-A United Slates Navy ship pulled out of the port of Dairen tills afternoon after receiving a verbal ultimatum from Russian military officials lo the effect that "unless you leave within 20 minutes we .will not be responsible for the consequences." Previously, the Russian military commander in charge of the clty had refused to permit an American businessman with full clearance from U. S. authorities to debark from Ihe ship. Also denied permission lo land were two American newspapermen, representing the combined World Press. The vessel, LC-3 103?, was on a second routine courier mission to Dairen carrying diplomatic mull end Eiiplies to the U. S. Consulate there. In view of tlie fact that the details of thc first trip had been revealed to the press, two correspondents were permitted to take passage rin this trip by Ad Charles M. Cocke, Jr., commi of the Seventh' Fleet, In order,'_,, present in event their going, ulior* would meet witli the approrin'^aV local authorities. Admiral ,Cooke had ruled that no photographs could be made without thc consent of thc local officials. Thc ship arrived at Dairen Dec. 18, and requested Permission to remain in port for 48 hours. This was accepted without comment ny tlie Sm-iet authorities who met thc ship ^it anchorage. The ship remained in thc harbor two addillon- il hours while U. S. Consul General H .Merrill Benninghoff attempted a last minute appeal lo Ilic Soviet military authorities lo pcr- ir.it an American businessman. Jesse L. Poolc, Atlanta. Ga., representing Ihc Standard Vacuum Oil Co., to go ashore. It was at this point that the Soviet ultimatum was delivered. Commander Has Close Call Thc Soviets ordered Ihc ship lo leave despite tlic fuel that neither thc diplomatic courier nor Ilic Sec RUSSIANS on Paj;c 8. 2096 ken. R.. Vt. Goodfellows Distribute Food To Needy Blytheville Families Yulctide activities of thc Good- fellows began this morning with the Legion-sponsored distribution of food and gifts to 3lytUevilK:"s deserving needy. Tomorrow morning, the Kiwanians and JaycstS will follow up with a Christmas party for underprivileged children. By noon it was estimated that nearly 100 sacks filled wil.li loo<t staples and gifts had been distributed at thc Legion. Distribution will continue through this <»f tcrnoon. staled II. G. Partlow, in charge of this annual project as post commander. The Legion Goodfellows oxpect to give away about 150 sacks of food in all. To provide material for Christmas dinners for the less fortunate, the Legion Goodfellows hfvj bcc;i carrying on this project for nearly a decade. Funds to cover cost of the food comes from a CoivtmunUy Chest allotment, The sucks of food weigh about 25 pounds and cost S3 each. A total of $300 has been allocated for this iiurpiw; from this year's Community Fund, with the cost of food in excess of that borne by the Legion. At 10 o'clock tomorrow moinin<j, the Kiwanians and Jaycecs wi'l make It a merrier Christmas for underprivileged children o* Hly- Ihcvllk' with a party in Hi.; jay- Arkansos Senator Comments on Case of Mississippi Colleague Southland Leads Nation in Food Price Increases WASHINGTON. Dec. 23. (UP) — Sen. John L. Mr.Clellun, D., Ark said Aaday that Sen. Theodore G. BlIbopD., Miss., should be "presumed Innocent" by the Senate in event his right to a scat Is challenged In Ilic new Congress'. Ansel-linn that Bilbo's case merits "impartial and Judicial consideration," McClellan saitl Ihc Mississippi senator had n right lo be considered Innocent until the dinrgcs against him have been sustained :nte conclusive of his gnlll reasonable doubt." Ian was an attentive sjicc- --„.;...-*.- hearings held by ii Scn.ite War"-'--'Investigating Subcommittee into charges that Dllbo accepted cash nnd other gilts from MIsVs- slppt war conlraclors whom he helped get government construction Jabs. Meanwhile. Sen. Homer Fcrguium, II.. Mich.. Insisted on checking further Into testimony at Inc hc.irin?,s tiint a gralcfu! Mississippi dopo addict gave his life savings lo the fund for the Juniper Grove linplist Church and parsonage, which Bilbo promoted as a family memorial. Bilbo has termed the story "a He out of whole cloth." Ferguson, who has started work- Ing on the subcommittee report, told newsmen it won't be complete until personal lestimony has been taken from Dr. A. J. Podcsla, Vl'-k;;bin-R. Miss., and John R. Carr. Nal- chci'.. Miss. Rrlbo requested that Pnde.ilsi lie Mibpcnacd. saying he would "(,![,nd whatever the doctor, "a (Us?, dear personal friend," might I will fy. Asserting thai Bilbo "is ,nnjti«l lo Ihe fads." Ferguson saicl Die committee must establish thc truth In this slory Ireforc filing Its rupjrt with Ihc Senate Dec. 30. Japanese Bury Victims of Tidal Wave and Quake 500,000 Others, With Homes Razed, Cheered By Warmer Weather. H'Y AIII.HS W. VMidllN HnlUMl 1'ivss Staff Currrriiioiulrnl TOKYO, nw;.—I UP) — Homeless survivors of Ihe Japanese earthquake iiiul tldui wave, estimated unofficially as high as 0011,000, vu-ro eluTie<i by warmer, sunny weather today as thi'v burled Ihclr dcud .and began ctciirlnfr the ruins. U. a. Army spokesmen said the MlinUUm, was "well under control." Amerli-itn rcimrls from Okyiiinn Pri'frclnri', where Hrlllsh unlus are stationed, showed conditions "wcl In hiind for Ihe present wllh nc oulslde help needed.' 1 Japanese and allied re.'icuc- loam; niel great did lenities as Ihes slrnggle in reach thc ccntm 1 of llu stricken area. Refugees clntlerec Ihc ronds. Disrupted conmiunlca lions delayed casualty reports am calls lor help. Dciilh toll reports from Shikiiku nnd Southern Honshu I.slmids "liowed' wide discrepancies. Thc latest United press tabulation, compiled In close collaboration with American, Hrlllsh and Japanese agencies, listed fllto ixmoiis icuou'ii dentl, 1,1:11 Injured H nd m mlss- A supreme heiidtiuarlers iin- nouncement placed llu: dcalh loll for 15 prefectures ut <J81, wllh fi7!i persons injured ?Ind v S66 missing. Tim United Press tabulation listed some areas not Included in the Army's announcement. 7,-IJfl Jinnies Destroyed The headquarters report listed 7.•420 homes destroyed and 20,4(11) damaged In the sections ravaged by Japan's second major quake disaster of the century. Japanese home office ofljclals reported 8,5n buildings demolished beyond repair n n t | n,000 mor( , ,,,,.,. surlously damaged. This source said 2,;«5 of the destroyed buildings Contributions To Chest Pa$s $9000 Mark Lulest official lolal <* contributions to the Blytheville Community Fund Is »9013.22, It wwt announced this morning bj Worth D. Holder, secretary of Iho Chamber ol Coin- ni"rrr. ^ This iatnount, which leaves the Ftinu moie Hum WSOO short of Its <l of approximately 112,000, In- cliido.s Ilic followlns contributions received since Saturday morning. Husscll Phillips Tract or Co. »25.00 Tire Co. Anonymous contribution Walter C. C'ollum .... illylhcvllle Oln Co. ... P, E. Coolcy (mldltlonal) 10.05 10,00 15.00 300 16.00 Eyewitness Tells Of Jap Disaster Resident of island Joins Thousands in Rush to Mountainside (UdUm's Note: The following is the Mrsl eyewitness account nl the ravaged Island of Hhlkokii iin lold by Asrthls Mugl. a resident of an cast roastnl lown.l By ASA1IIS MIHll (As Told lo United Pressl TOKYO, IX'C. 23. (UP!—I was sleeping In my second story room nn Hattmliiy morning when I vms awakened by « ijlrong Muiklnij which I Immediately knew w.is an earlhiiuakc. I arose and turncil on n Unlit, but It went out again. I look » cushion and held It over my head for protection and r.lartc: lo rim down.ilalni, but the house was shaking «o violently tliat I fell down throe limes. When I finally reached tho street Ihc first thing I noticed was n ie,l glow In Ihc foothills of the Klshu Alotmliilim. When I Inter mentioned this, local ilshcrmcn snld they, loo, saw the strange glow as if [ho mountains were afire. The earth was still trembling'so violently that I was forced to-grab Unjlcd Press Correspondent Pc.' " Seb'H<»MKi;E,SS on I'iii-r'i ccc club rooms. About 300 children arc c>:p=olc;t to attend this annual party and the Goodfellows from these Iwo organizations have overlooked no details. There will be gifts of toy.- Bnd mils and fruit, a Christinas tree and Santa Glaus. From workshops of theVocalton- al Agriculture building on the high school campus will come thousand* of toys which have been impaired and rebuilt by members of the Future Farmers of America club. Toys from this source also were Included in the sacks of fo^il dls- tributcd^ by thc American Legion this mo'riilng. Every lyiK of toy Imaginable has been contributed—from liny ships and tanks lo sailor suits and dolls. The number of loys on hand lo date has been estimate:! f.l from 5000 to 6000. A large number of them are iic'.v, contribute! by merchants. "Local merchants have been extremely generous in giviiij; new toys," otho Stanfield, n Jaycee cominillecnian, fald this morning, contributions of toys crai =tm be made and will be accnrUd up to the last minute, he added. While cards have been sent GUI to many underprivileged children based on a list from fll?s of the Welfare Office here, otiic-is not reached Unix may attend, lie said. WASHINGTON. Dec. 2.1. HIPi — The Labor Department reported lo- day that food prices have risen m'.'ic rapidly in major southern cities in Ihc last year than elsewhere. A Labor Department survey s.ild foods were more than 41 per cent, above a year ago in BirmimjlK.m and Knoxvillc. Fund prices w-jrc almost 41 per cent higher In Wiiiittin- Salcm ant! were 39.3 per cent lii"hir in Memphis. Outside the .Smifh. Denver showed a rise of 39.7 and Omaha 38.e per cent In Hie hst year. The smallest increases for the year were reported In thc East. Store Revenue Employes To Get Two-Day Holiday The local office of the Arkansas Revenue Department will IWvc a two-day holiday for Christmas with the City Hall office to be closed tomorrow and Wednesday. N. Y Many Mourn Passing of E. Talmadge McllAIi, Ga., Dec. 23. (UPi-- Eugene Talmadge, the sage n^Sn-oir Creek, was burled today amonu the home folks. Ten thousand persons jammed this little town (population 1,314) for his funeral. Sharecroppers tnlu- •<lcd wllh .Mate officials In the crowd. Talmadge had been a champion of while supremacy, but hundred of Negiocs were nmoim the mourners. Ills final journey home over the tieui-Klu highways and through Its fiirm country WHS Ilic roule of many a triumphal campaign lour during his lifetime— the road iroin AMaiitn lo McTtiic. realized was a huge ruslilug :wave I'begun running with lv>e and r remember hearing cries u« thn wave overtook peopi* In the-rear I recall one voice especially, that tif a young girl iscrenmlng "fRl)mr."| I fell twice, but got up as last as I could because I feared being slamiKd to death by 'the oth-jr.i. When I reached the hill I alum- bled upward In the dnrk, grabbing nt bushes and trees. The wave crashed ngnlnsl'Uic foot of the hill, but I was out of Its rcnch, Later nil of the town's survivors camped on the hill. Sonic of us found dry wood and started fires In the temple grounds, Soitic went back to town looking for missing members of their families. On Industrialists Attorney* Rush Into Court With Suits For Many Millions l!y United Press I/abor unions across tho nation, armed with a latent sconomic weapon in I lie form of a momentous Supierrve Court decision, 'Kou'ghl almost SO 10,000,000 from 'employers today in suits field to collect !K)rlnl-lo-|K)i'ljtl piiy. Union attorneys estimated that tlie amount sought eventually would reach »i!,OOO.eoO,OU. Some of the lallon's bluest corporations already had been named defendants in sulls'fllcd In federal courts. Thc total was swollen loday by suits totalling tM.660,000 filed ,by thc CIO Unlloil Automobile- Workers and the CIO United Steel f Workers Manufacturing Co., and $2.000,OC() from General [Motors' Chovrolct Division Plant at Flint, Mich. - . In addition, union spokesmen said they would flic suit this week for $210 OOO.CtO on bclmlf of Ford Motor Co. woikcrs seeking retroactive porlal pay. Similar suiUi were being prepared against Chrysler niid w;r«l Motors. .'.'-.'" At New York, an Independent union of We.ilcrn Klcclrlc employes announced lUwpuld flic suit this week for *iri,f*fl',ooO; In portal pay/for tlic firm's 1B.635 workers. Judge Surprised By Labor Suits Michigan Jurist Says Portal-to-Portal Pay Issue Never Raised SACJINAW, Mich,, Dec. a. (Ui j > —Federal judge Frank a Mcaia, whose decision In the Mt C'lc.ma'w (Mich.) • Potlcr casq touched i oil nearly a score of lawsuits- lo, back "portal-lorporlal" pay, said Ukl.iy that was hot the Issue in the "6rlflna)ly, the suit did hot in, volvc portal-to-portal pay it all." the Judge explained "T&»t vtta ri- cctcd into the case by tho United Stales Supreme court." Plcard ruled In 1942 ;hat thi ,100 employes of the Mt • ciu- niens Pottery Company wore en- Itled to compensation for Ihc 11 minutes they wore required to be Army Recruiting Office Mores Into City Hall 2:00 p.m. quotations: A T & T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Slecl Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation . . Republic Steel Hadlo .......... . Socony Vacuum Studebaker Standard of N J Texas Corp. . , Packard , U S Sleel 1C7 1-8 81 1-2 41 93 1-2 01 3-4 36 54 1-8 64 18 1-2 751-2 07-8 % Q 5-8 H 5-8 21 1-8 67 3-4 60 :i-4 61-2 . 72 3-4 Lewis and AFL Ask Ruling on Injunction, Too WASHINGTON, IJcc. 2S. (DP) John r,. Lewis and the United Mine Workers (AFI.i today asked Ihc Supreme Court to rule on legality of the preliminary injuncllon Issued by Judge T. Alan CioldsborouBh in II,* recent coal slrkie. After GoldslxiroiiKh found the union and Lewis KUlltv of contempt ,111 Dec. 4 and levied Tines of $3,r>Of!.flrjO and S10.000. respectively, he issued the preliminary injunction a'/aiir.t the strike. Lewis called off th-j 17- day walkout three days later. Thc fines were imposed for refusal of Lewis and tlie UMW lo cb2y a temporary restraining order Issued by GoklsboroiiBh on i<w. m. Tlic preliminary injunction was to rcninln In effect until the Judge hitd ruled whether Lewis had n right to break his contract with thc government during Its operation nt Ihe coal mines. The high court already has .i^rccd to review the contempt convK-L-ons and has ordered argument on tho case on Jan. 14. If thc rourl accents loday's request the case thus would be broadened to incluac thc temporary Injunction. Gross Fires Reported Firemen extinguished Iw > fires in Ihc GOO block on. Wr< St. yesterday afternoon. N resulted In any damage. Tlic 11. a. Army Rc>;iultlng Service office in Rlythcvlllc began doin B business at a now slind today. New locution of tho Recruiting Farmers nloiiK the way hari'd their, fc ' crvicc ls on thc second flw of heads ns the corleBti passed. Miiny lnc City Hall building, opposite ol them hail helped elect him ROV- ll 'e Selective Service Offices. Mov- ernor four time.'!. Talmiu;j;« died, 1 "!! " f ' ilcs and office cqulpincr.L Saturday uL G2. only 2:1 days before I lo °k place over the ,wcck-ond. The his scheduled fourth InmiRUr.ilion. I Recruiting Service '-was '.nnncrly Thc body was borne to Uin Mcllan , located In thc Anthony Baptist Church and placed 11:10-1 a "" ' catafalque where It lay in state for two hours before the funeral. Temperature Rises Increasingly warmer wealhcr over Ihc week-end v.as Indicated by a 1G degree difference in inln- •Imiim temperatures recorded during the pasl two days. The mercury dropped lo a low of 2(i degrees during .Saturday night but slopped at 42 degrees during last night, according lo Robert E. IJlaylock, of- fidal wcalher observer. adjacent to th c Jaycec offico* Funeral Rites Conducted For Mother and Infant Services were held this afternoon 2 o'clock, for Mrs. Llla Mills am her Infant son. who died Saturday morning at Walls Hospital Tlic 41-year-old mother was wife of Ollic Mills. The Rev. L. C. Hainsc'yv pasloi of Church of God on Ash Street conducted services at Holt Funcra Home, with burial at Mcmoria Park. Young and Old, Rich and Poor Rally to Aid of Crippled Girl at work before their pay The suit was brought a«oinst .he company by the United Pot- cry .Workers (CIO) ,n 1941. Pleura's decision favoring the union was reversed In 194^! 'by :he Circuit Court of Ap.icals.but the Supreme Court In a decision upheld the original rilling. ' Plcard said the original suit, sai.l nothing about portal-to-por(,n pay DHL merc|y sought back ove'rtlyjji for the 14 minutes the men., wire required t<i be on the Job before Pay licgrtn, not for time spent- going through turnstiles or grossing company property. ; . , One minute here or tlicre seems trlval." the jurist said, ' nui it adds up over a week in iemis ..of a man's pay." Plcard said he did not knuw" how the portal-to-portal issue 'oun.l its way Inlo the Mt. Clemens case, or even that it. was there when the Suprcmfc Court marie its decision. Since the Supreme Court hanrt- cd down its ruling. sulU: To.' nearly $5flO.OCO,000 have been filed against corporations for - back "porlal-to-porlal' r pay. The figure is expected eventually to reach $C.OCO.OCO,(JOO.- ... .... One firm, thc Dow Chemical Company of Midland, Mich., has agreed lo pay lUs employes approximately $4,000,000 in back portal- 1 to-porlal pay. grass '- Ash Weather ARKANSAS—Parlly cloudy and mild today and tonight. Tuesday partly cloudy. Cooler extreme North port Ion. Bonnie Jean Harry will have her wish for Christmas. The 16- year-old tjirl, long crippled. Is to be jjlvcn a new raincoat by a generous Blythcvillc woman, who preferred to remain unidertillcvl. When several friends bcc>v!n? ,-n- Icreslcd In providing Chvislina:! joy for IJonnic Jenn. they asked her what slic wanted for Christmas. "A raincoat so I won'- lake cold so easily going bacK and forth to school' 1 was the .iiuwer Other people also want Bonnie Jcfln to have a nice Christmas — and some day walk without the aid of chulrchcs— and ihcsc have sent or taken money to Afrr,. Damon Mcl.cotl. who is serving as n sorl of chairman for the pro|f None or the other sifts have been largo but they have come from thc heart. Of the $10 50 eon Iribitlcd. there were miny gifts from young children. Three llllle girls, from o.bou five to seven years ol i\jjo, knocked on jl»; door of Mrs. McLooTs ionic, at 2001 West Main. I brought a nlcklc," said Jc-in Prim, while Helen Walson hivid- ed over n dime and Barb.i.a Spain,- her five-cent piece. Robert Lcc While brought a dime: and •mother child, also namid Hobcrt While, contributed a mmkT giv- him for Christmas fun. There was 20 cents from Raymond Jackson and 50 ccnls from Charles Owen. Harold Gregjs and W. B Poscy each gave 25 cents and Elmer Cole, 50 cents. James Owen, a very "Id man, brought a quarter with I to explanation he wished he ha:l more lo give. Gifts of $5 were received from Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Frcenip.n and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Woiso.y. one dollar each wns sent by Earl Walker, Perm's Grocery, Yellow Cab, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Crocket. The gifls will oe given to the girl but the money Is to be kept for a hoped-for visit to a socialist NLRB Hearing Recesses Until After Holidays The National Labor Relations Hoard hearing | n w hlch lh.2 Ricc- Slix ^.garment factory here 13 charged with violation of th^ Wagner Act by allowing unfair labor practices, will be rcsmn?d Jan. 8, after having recessed for She Christmas holidays. The public hearing, whic'.i started Nov. 16. recessed following a special night session Friday. It was understood rebut 1 a) witnesses will be heard whtn trc trial reconvenes. The local factor is charged 7,Mil interfering in ft proposed election lo determine if women employes would become affiliated. Amalgamated clothing and Is alleged lo have su% ly failed to rehlrc ccrti ploycs who resigned dut-ti "trouble." who wnik may bo fiunin. able to maV.e her Legion Cancels Meeting There will be no meelln; ot American Legion's Dud Cason Post 24 tomorrow night a> the regular meeting date falls 0:1 Chris'.mas Eve. Next re*ul»i- meet- Ing,-will h« sicxt Tuesday n'.?fcv ac 17:30" in Ihc Legion Hut. 5-

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