The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 27, 1946 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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'•'.: v BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XL1II—NO. 235 7 BlythevlUe Dally Ne»r BlythevlUe Courier THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHS* !BT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOUHI Will Be Extended Business Area Mayor Reveals Benefits To City Under New Power Agreement More than *SOOO worth of electric street lighting service, furnished without charge by the Arkansas-Missouri Power Company, now is being received annually by the City of Blythcvllle, it has been announced by Mayor E. R. Jackson, who today revealed plans for extension of the Main Street "White Way system another block East on Main Street. Olhci new street lighting Improvements also were made possible by a further reduction of electric rates applicable to street'light- lug, announced last week by James Hill Jr.. president of the electric company. Under the new lowered rale.v approved Dec. 20 by trTe Arkansas Public Service Commission, the clly will receive the equivalent of one 1000 lumen lamp for each six residential customers residing within tlie city limits. This new rate schedule doubles the amount of free street lighting previously offered, as the superccdcd rate, placed in effect a little more than two years ago, allowed one free street light for each 12 customers. Other towns In Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri served by the company will also, receive the benefits of this new rate schedule. Metal Standards Arrive An extension of the white way system to include several blocks on Ash and Walnut strecls also is included In the plans announced by Mayor Jackson and approve^ by the city Council in a special session. Metal standards for the proposed extension on Main street have been received and will be Installed by the company as soon as a supply of underground cable is received, it was announced. When work on the Ash and Walnut street extensions will begin could not be immediately ascertained, according to Ear].B.'Thomas, power company official, who seated that suppliers ire unable to quote exact'deliver due,to.a.continued Shrapnel in Snow SAULT STE. MARIE, Out., Dec. 27. (U.I'.)—A railroad UMIIIII car carrying five tons or white hoi. molten slag overturned in Hie Algoma Slecl Corp. plan', h.-ro llns morning, raining steel l.ka ,-ilirap- nel at a foundry wall and ripping 11 to pieces. There we-.'e no injuries. Corp. Jack Wilson of the Sault Ste. Marie police said th; rnltroari car came from the open hearth furnace and dumped the slBij into a snowpile, immediately chilling the steel In large, rawd ricces which in turn exploded nnd showered the eiillrc plant. The cm fell toward the foundry, which bore the brunl of the bimb.iro- enl. The explosion at 3.-0 n. m. awakened persons within r. live- mile area. Police couU give no reason for the derailiii<Mt cf the car. The Algoma work:; is the largest steel production pl,i::l in the Dominion. Faces Charges The present Main JVaj best of its kind in the country and comparable to similar Installations, in such places as New York, Detroit, Chicago and other large cities, was installed in 1945 at an expense to the electric company of approximately $22,000, according to Mr. Thomas. At the present time the city is receiving electric service for 353 overhead streel lights, 88 of which arc of the "GOOD lumen type, located along Main street from Fifth to 1-ake street and also extended one block off of Main street, onto the side streets from "'Broadway to and including First street. For this service, which includes both inflation and maintenance, the city is paying $68 monthly. The additional lights, lo be installed and serviced by the electric company on a "dusk until dawn" basis, will be made available to the city at the rate recently approved by the state Commission. Formerly the power company paid an annual city license of $264, plus a pole tax of 25 cents per yea,- for each pole located by the utility on city streets and alleys, which amounted to about $210 a year. City Gains New Services When the utility first offered rcc current for street lighting the two lax ilcnis were eliminated by the City Council and under the lirst year of that agreement the city received about $2,000 more ill services than It lost in taxes formerly paid by the utility. This proposal has been further liberalized for the c ity under the agreement reached by the power company and the Public Service Commission for all Arkansas cities and towns served by tlic Ark-Mo lines until the free services now amount to more than 6,000 for Blylheville. Parl of the increase, it was explained, is due to the adding of about 500 new customers by Ihc company in Blythcvllle during the past to years, which under tej-pis of the public Service Commission's order steps up the number of streetlights the cily is to have installed nnd maintained by Ihe power company. Carmella A- Vozza, 22, Pittsburgh, Pa., was held "for .-court; trial in Pittsburgh oh charges of embt^/zlc- jnent of $iff.COC," which, she is-said to have spent oiv an Italian prisoner "of war at Chainbersourj Pa. A picture, found by. authorities in her purse, of the Italian lieutenant, had the words "Tne most, wonderful man In the world" scribbled across it. (NBA Tclephclo.) / Congressmen Urged to Find Strike Causes WASHINGTON. Dec. 27.— (UP) —Rep. J.. Parncll Thomas, R., N. J., said today that his first act when he takes over as chairman of tlic House Un-American Activities committee will be to fire Committee Counsel Ernie Adamson. Thomas, in a statement issued from his home in New Jersey and reissued laler by his office here, said Adamson had tried to "wreck" the comiiiiltec by releasing a report charging that American Communists hope ultimately to bring about revolution through a general slrikc. "Adamson will nol draw one more day's pay if I become chairman of tlie committee," Thomas said. Another member of the commit- Icc, Hep. John R. Murdoch, D., Ariz., urged congress in Us zeal to expose Communists in labor ranks not to overlook what may be more basic causes of industrial unrest. Murdock said n strike, remedy based on n. wrong diagnosis may be not only ineffective but disas- said Adamson's state- Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Lender State May Enter Liquor Business As a Wholesaler Senator Butler Plans To Sponsor Measure In General Assembly BY BOH BKOWN (United Press staff Oorrespondrnl) UTTLE ROCK, Ark., Dee. 27.-- Efforls lo place the slate of Arkansas In Ihe wholesale liquor business moved oul Into the open today with .he announcement by Sen. E. ,1. Jiiltcr of Forresl City thnt he will ntroduce such a measure wb*<n Hie Arkansas General Assembly convenes Jan. 13. Butler told Unllcd Press lie .s not Interested in the stale Inking over retail stores, but will advocate public ownership of the six wholesale licenses now in effect In Arkansas. The senator's announcement '.1ms nailed down rumors (hat the stnle would attempt to go into Ihe liquor radc—bill tlie rumors hiul Arkansas taking over Ihc cnlire tradiv both.retail and wholesale. Butler, who lives in west St. Francis Cpunty, gave three reasons lor his proposal: 1. The stale could belter regulate the liquor business and retail stores. 2. It would add an estimated JIU- 000.000 to $15,000,000 a year to stale revenue. 3. It would hall Ihe movement toward prohibition in the stair;. "I'm sincere In my plans," Sutler said, "and I'm not trying to sh'ik':- down the liquor people." Bullcr proposes to put the revenue obtained into slate institutions —where he slated that many pa- lienls are held because of the. use of liquor. Stating that most counties BO dry because of a coalition of "dry;" and "wets" who arc disgusted with abuses of the liquor trade, the Forrest City attorney said, he believe;! that fewer counties would vote dry under, state ownership. There me now 31 dry or partially dry counties in Arkansas. May ivte^n New ''Bureau" The senator has not decided whether he would place control of sales under the Revenue Department or under . a separate state agency. • r . "It appears thai the Revenue Department has^i^ done too .good a job of rctuiatlhT-'-irqubV*" he "iiE; serted. And under his proposal, taxes ori liquor would not be jhn'lift- ed and would continue to bring in some $5.500,000 a year to Arkansas —in addition to the profits now he- ins garnered by .the wholesalers. There are isolates operating under a liquor monopolyj but only one, MM"nilOVlLLi,E,:AKKANSAS, KKIOAY, D10CKMUKK 2.7, 1!).|G SINGLE COPIES FIVE Cl GOP Suggests Truman Forego Role as 'Back-Seat' Driver, Too KV JOHN I.. United 1'rrss Staff WASHINGTON, Dec. 27.—Leading Senate Republicans expressed belief today thai President Tru- iiinn should (arcgo "back-seat driving" during Ihe new Congress and leave the legislative program In the hands of Ihe GOP majority. Sen. Robcrl A. Walt of Ohio, chairman of (he Republican steering committee, predicted that Mr. Truim-ii's contacts with the n«»' Senate leadership would be limited to an occasional chat, 'Any other course, he said, would lend otily to "bickering" and hard-feeling between Iho While House and Caul' lol Hill. Tuffs slalciuent came us Mr. Truman, back from a one-day Christinas trip lo Missouri, buckled down t 0 Ihe ticklish job of writ- Ing the state of the union message which he presents lo the opposition Congress Jan. a. H will be. the a fJemocratlc president n Republican congress since the days of Wooctrtiw Wilson. The message has been in preparation lor weeks but has not been wrltlcn. it., present form Is a con- Taft said neither he nor nny C'i>rr M vo«dent n i| K , r aop ll>m(t)l . hn(| ()( , L , U c(m . suited by Mr. Truninu In the preparation of his message. Most Republicans belicvd—and oilier quarters agreed—that Mr. Truinnn this year would not repeat anything like (he 21-iwnlt list of "must" legislation Unit he presented to Ihc last session. Even with Democratic majorities In bolh houses, Mr. Truman emerged wilh a low bulling average lasl year. Now, with Republicans III eon- liol, Mr. Trillium will discuss legislation only in general len» s but Inter he will send up specific messages on such vital matters ns unl- vrrsnl training: House Republicans have pledged an limuedlale 20 per. cent cut In personal Income Inxc-.s bul no one close lo Ihe President expects him to ask for any material cul In luxes. Taxation may be one of Ihc flrsl uoltils of conflict between Ihc President nnd Ihe GOP leadership. It was the custom of Mr. Truman last year, and of lii^ laic President, Rooscvell before him, lo nicel almost weekly with his con- cessional majority lenders on leg- ideas nnd suggos- ' Islnllvc matters, bul White HoUse ic counsel of his staff - Press Secretary Charles O. Ross Clark M. Uald Mr. Truman "has not worked ivi,h. ,i 10 Pl ' csltlc »t Wll no»* .out nny plan" for imch sessions «jiln_th^ s ,Kcch in final form. : (with the new Republican leaders. first lime has faced m r' i r™- WI ' Ucr C ro 1946 Prosperous For Missco Area Businessmen of Blythcville Optimistic Over 1947 Outlook i trous. Thomas 104!i hns been a providing good yields of year cotton and soybeans nnd bn;ig(n i; lop prices, n. D. Hughes, ]5Iy',vievi|ie plainer, ginncr and mci'dunl, told members of the Rotary ciiib 'lit their weekly ninellng yesterday noon,at the Hotel NO'J|>, A good cotton crop .ildcd niator- inlly in making 19'IB a..prnspernus year, he pointed oul. jManyVlalcs were a lop fJgiiiB/ofX $1 cents and m6sl of I', ;iven!gcd - m(( ment had been issued without . .. committee permission He urged retellt '°n of the present ^Democratic majority f»"°" *•« Wyoming, ,ljas the wholesale oontral only. " >'''' "' That Butler's proposal will have rough going in the General Assam- bly was shown today by the pavtial results of a United Press surv-jy nf senators and representatives. In the Senate', only one other member— who preferred to remain anonymous —Indicated that he would support (he plan. Four others answered ""no" and four others were undecided. In the House, three reprcsonta- ,ivcs favor the move. They include Butler's neighbor, Ucp. N. M. Norton of Forrest City; Rep. Laud Payne of Piggott; ami Rep. Dick Wright of Arkadelphla. A tot;il of 18 representatives opixjsed the plan, and nine were undecided. Laney Awaits Developments Gov. Ben Laney earlier told United Press that his stand on slate liquor stores would depend upon developments. However, other liquor plans may receive more favorable recognition by the legislature. Two senators and 11 representatives told United Press that they would favor a plan which would take liquor revenue away from dry counties. This proposal was opposed by six senators and 10 representatives, while a of 11 were undecided. Meanwhile, Gov. Lancy's Highway Advisory Committee has suggested a higher liquor tax ,is one means of raising additional hiali- way funds, and the State Hospital, schools and sporlsmen have Indi- 38 : 1-2 cents until th,;. break In October. This year's ,soyhcan" crop b 1 ' the highest p.-ke 'ever paid Mr. Hughes said. Sovbeans , _ from $2.75 to .$3.00 pe;- busliel. Cotton seetl, too, brouglv, unusually high prices, he said, running from $35 to $101) a ton. following his resume of business conditions in Blylhevlllo und cinity for 1940, Mr. Huijhos interviewed represent ativc hus'iness men concerning the outlook for Hid coining yenr. Tlie business men wire optimistic regarding prospects for another prosperous year In 1Q47, Mr. Hughes said. Gusts at the meeting w?re Cnpt. Cecil Branson of nlythoville, now with Ihc Army Mcdic.d Corps; Walter Herd, of Newport Ocorfio Bush, of Paragould; Forrest Mcoic, of St. Louis; Dr. J. H. Oxm;in, of Millburn. N. J.; ROM Hughes Jr.; and Midshipmen LI iy'l Blo- meycr and Paul Dodson. lalmadge's Son Seeks High Off ice Retiring Speaker of Georgia House Enters Hot Political Wrangle ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 27. (UP) — A vigorous drive was under was today to elevate Herman Talmadge as governor lo enable him to Implement white supremacy principle;, by his late father Gov. Elect Eugene Tnlmndgc. The "Talmaclgc for Governor' boom was In direct opposition lo Gov. Ellis Arnnl's announced plans to step aside to permit, Lt, Gov Elect M. E. Thompson to ascem to the state's highest executive pos on tlie Jan, H gubernatorlii 4 -over dale, adge forces were led by re f5-'House Speaker Roy V. liar flho claimed an assembly ma 'favoring young Talmadge lp governor. He Interpreted the Stut Constitution to mean Unit the loc-J Islnlurc may elect u governor iroiii' "the two candidates receiving :i;c highest number of votes and wl:o arc then hi life." This lacllon claimed that Herman Talmadge received enough write-in votes lo DC clecled. Harris revealed that It was young Talmadge who wrote ills father's 1846 platform to ban Negroes from [X)lls. He culled upon the legislature to nut him in office so that lie can "fulfill promises to restore the white primary In Georgia and retain the county unit system ol voting." Talmadge won under the county unit system, losing the popular vote Leaders Among GOP Seek Way To'Stop Dewey Presidential Talk Gets Much Attention In Notjon's Capital KV i,vi>; <;, WILSON , Hulled Press KUK C'orrc»P»nilrnl) •WASHINGTON, «30. 27. (Ul')~ 1'lie nppi'aniiico -qf .sorno kind ol iloii-Ucwcy ni9vciucnt seemed likely today to bo an early development In the scramble for the 1MB Ueuublli'iui iircsldanMul.MonihiiUloii. Ciov. Thomas K. Dcwey of New York Is regarded by niiiny observers as tlic front iiinncr right now in Ihc nomination race. That Is because; of Ills ipcetaclilar showing In lust November's elections In u stale which casla .more electoral volc.s than any other. Dowry's udvn.ilngc decrease <1 somewhat during chrlslmus wuck with rnvcliUion that Sen.-Mod .lohn w. lirli'kor ol Ohio Is willing to slop ii.side In 1S48 In favor of Sen. llthci! A. Tafl, also of Ohio. Wilh two Ohloans us prospective I'iuidldi'tcs for Ihc presidential noinlimllon the dcvelopmenl ol a sustained and lujgrcsslra- If unn vowed—cniiiimlKn (or cllhcr would luivo lueii very dUfiuull. Taft. evidently will nol announce Ills candidacy until next Summer, ilnlh lie and IJewey carefully dodge Ihf! question yvheii II Is presented. Only former <.\-\ Harold B. Slnsseu of Minnesota^' ,*> told the people fronkly Itiaf.t?, j^uld like to have the While irtjflV •.'... '••*)„ All Washington-i iXttmes that both IJoivcy mid Tuft, and probably Sen. Arthur II. Vandcrberg, R., Mich., would be readily available for tho nomination and tlml Uew- cv und T.I ft, actively will suck It. Therefore, Washington observes Lhc actions of itll concerned lu the light of presidential politics. Tlml Is lh<: reason n stop-Dcwey mcvcmcnl of .some kind Is looked for. It would nut be anjXiJiibllcly I'l'OKlalmcd lindcitnklnt!, 6>ul II would be discernible hi evidence of cooperation among tlic olhei potential nominees. In fuel, Brlek- cr's willingness to step aside lor Taft inluhl properly be inlercepled as a . closing of Iho nild-westwn ranks aguinsl ; llic governor of Ne\\ York. . -. • • Unions Seek Billion Dollars in Pay Claims Under Court Decision 'lio portul-lo-porial pay drive snowballed toward - the '" " 'o<'».v as labor unions filed snlts-tfgaiijrt , •*emnioyers for ~?51,0. r >0,000. Af Washington, mean* bile, both Reuublloivi and DcnWrmU predicted trial Q9iigress will impose a lime limit on sulls seeking back pay. Tod»)' s *uitt, brought to *»»V 169,+0* the amount sought by It- bur union* avro-Jt, the nation in ' suit* filed |o compenute mem- hern for unpaid time >pent >n rnrr.pany property. Tile btggeit suit today was filed by tho CIO United steel Workers al Pittsburgh against Jones & I mighlln steel Corp. The union aiked $37,406,000 In portal pay and d»m/)(re/, to Jover Ihf claims of 18.- rfto' workers at the company's PHtibUrgh and Allqulppa-, Pa, Candidate Former Governor Harold n. fitas- scn of Minnesota told a pross conference In Washington that he in- lended to seek the IMS Republican nomination for Presiiteu,. oh R platform of "true liberalism." <NEA Tclcphoto ) •-,••. to Arnall's Carmlchael. candidate, James V. on tlic committee to discipline the counsel evc n before Ihe new Congress convenes. Retired Farmer Of Lone Oak Community, Dies Thomas L. King, retired farmer nln.hJ" lC » 0 ? fc comm "nit>-. died last i™!ii ,' 11S Il0mc aftcr scvcral months of ft; Health. He was 80. services were held this afternoon, 2 o clock, at Holt Chapel, by the ' Brow "' of Hrsi -Born near Louisville, Ky., where he was reared, he came here with his family in 1934 He Is survived by his wife, Mrs. . Hattle King; five sons. 'James, Jesse, Harvey, Eugene and Ellis King, all or BlythevlUe,. and a ' Lauren Kins of Grace,'Ky. brother, N. Y. Cotton Mar. May July O;t. Dec. open 3315 3260 3130 2787 2745 high low 3319 3272 3266 3224 3132 3089 2789 2745 2745 2709 1:30 32B7 3231 3091 2762 2730 N. Y. Stocks 2:00 p.m. Quotations: A T and T 107 Amcr Tobacco 813-4 Anaconda Copper 393-4 Beth Steel 01 Chrysler. . 33 Gen Electric 34 7.3 Gen Motors 5T 7-8 Montgomery Ward C? 1-4 N Y Central 17 3-i Inl Harvester 74 North Am Aviation 9 5-5 Republic Steel 27 Radio 9 3-8 Socony Vacuum 14 3-1 Studcbaker 20 3-8 Standard of N J Kg 3-8 Texas Corp Packard U.S. Sled 59 T-2 6 1-4 71 2-Term Limit For Senators Is Advocated WASHINGTON, Dec. 27.—(UP) —Sen. Edwin C. Johnson. D.. Colo., lotlay urged Ihc adoption of a con- stitullonal amendment limiting senators lo two Icrms or 12 years in office as a step toward keeping Congress in tune wilh tlic people. Johnson told reporters that, al too oflcn. scnnlors succumb to "Potomac fever," drift away froiv Ilicir constituents and lose Ihc viewpoint of their own particular regions;. Johnson has announced that he cated that they Inlend to fight for wl " Ilot be a candidate for a t>;lrd ,„!„,,»!„„ _, _ ,_, „„ .... term, although he never has been dcfealed in a race for public office. One of the "most dangerous symptoms of Potomac fever," he said, Is "presidentalalis." This Johnson diagnosed as a prevalent disease setting I n during a senator's second or third term of office. "When a senator begins to think he may be presidential timber he becomes jusl dead wood lo the people back home," he added. Although a ranking Democrat, Johnson said the advcnl of a Republican Congress would bcucfit tlic nation in at least one respect, ne said that with "quarts or new will be Insurgents Repulsed by French Troops PARIS, Dec. 27. lU.P.J-IYcncI troops have repulsed vloiout counter-attacks by Vlcl Nam iitMiipcnt forces at many points In |ht Northern Indo-Chlna b.V.II,: aicn today French high c.imtimm from Saij;-n nn- special 38 cents two years for the State Livestock Show fund. Cold Weather Is Predicted For Arkansas . Winter is scheduled to round the corner in high gear tomorrow, as Ibe U. S. Wcalhcr Bureau In Little Rock announced today that Arkansas had seen the last of temperatures that soared up into the seventies all Ihls week. Forerunner of Hie cooler weather will be, light rains beginning lo- 'nighl, and continuing in tlic South portion tomorrow. Early reports to tile Weather Bureau today showed only one ci'y with a reading below forty degrees during the past 24 hours. Morrilton had a low of 36. and a high of 67 degrees. Gilbert, usually the coldest spot in the state, had a high of 73 degrees and a low of 63. In Blylheville the mercury drop ped only to 49 degrees during last night, according to Robert E. Bluy- lock, official weather obsei-Ver. Light rain fell briefly during the nigbt but there was Insufficient prceifl- vnlion for me as-J rein en I. . j ,, - communique noiinccd. The communique, wii'ch turn med up the silualion us t-I onrly today, reported heavy Vtj, Ni.n activity in the Hanoi i'vi-n. H re porlcd counter-nltiicks by Vlr Nam units at points !; the city up lo dawn of Dec. V but said tlic attacks wrru uirnc< back, wilh losses to both si-les. While mopping up operation went on In Hanoi, rslron^ c"i"jcu-i tratlons of Viet Nam ironps \ver reported o|»ratlng alo.ig rail line and rivers South of the ciiy. These contingents and llic 1 convoys were clisorganlKiuI in f-. Ing attacks by French pla'.ics, th communique added. blocd, the new congress _, more In harmony with the grass roots than lUs predecessor." Streamliner Derailed MANCHAC. La., Dec. 27. —(UP) —Six cars of the Panama Limited, Illinois-Central system streamliner, were derailed near here at Ruddock, La., today when a coupling between Ihc oil tender Of the dlc- scl locomotive and the first baggage car broke. Supt. T. J. Casey of Ihe McComb. division in which the accl- occurrcd said none of the ngei's was seriously hurt, Christmas Tree Causes Fire in Hotel in Chicago CHICAGO. Dec. 27. (UP.)- Chrlslmas tree, which Ihe hole management had refused lo r.anc tlon, was blamed loday for :i fire which roulcd more than 70 e» tst - rrom their rooms at Iho Ulnck slonc Hotel lasl nlgiil. Flames swept through t'-.o four room suite or Richard H. .la'Mbso'i, publisher of Standard Opinion, a (wlltlcal newspaper. The blaze was confine--! lo Ji- cobson's 14th floor apai<r.i>'nt and no one was injured. Chief James Collins of tiic 23th Fire Ballalton said the li.ilcl .staff had the flames well under control when the first of his crew.-, arrived shortly after the fit'-' broke nut fil 7 p. m. Radar* Value Demonstrated \ln Plane Crash SHANGHAI. Dec. 27. (UP)—In- bllity of air line pilots to use vadar qiilpnicnl was cited today ns Ihu rfncfim! cause nf triple transport rashes which killed 70 persons and ijiircd 10 others here Chrlslmn.'i lljlil. The three -pianos, operated by I Ho .3htnn Natloniil Aviation Corpora- Ion nnd the China Air Transport Jompany, nil crashed on Iho. uiit- klrt.'i ttt Shanghai ciirlsdmiK «vc- ing sifter Vainly trying to each ilangwan Airport In n hUndlng fo^. There was a possibility thai at II) morn persons may have died board n fourth plane missing -IK C. D. Allen, of San , Cal., who WJIH »])crntiiiB N'tvy CA I ground controlled approach) uiur.s. i..i. (J.g.) adnr equipment at Kltingwnn In in cllort to guide the lost plan?.'), aid two Nnvy planes nnd one CNAO aircraft were successfully iiiildr.d In luring the fog. Allen saltl the Navy recently of- cred lo Instruct CNAC and CATC illots in the use of radur cqinp- ncnt but "only two pilots out nf ill those employed by the two airlines took advantage of the oflcr. Meanwhile, American and Chinese doctors were frantically t"y- to save Ihc .seriously injured. Including Capl. Rolf Brandt Preus of Minneapolis, pilot of one of th crushed planes. The worst :n|it,v( were given blood plasma donnlct to the hospital uy UNRIIA, bu PITHS was given only a small elianc 1 of recovery. GOP to Avoid Early Battle WithBilbq . By JOHN L. CDTTfcK ' (United Pr»»'W«ff»C»rT**»*ftiH«£)' WASHINGTON, bee. 27. (UP! — It-looked like H good Ifct Uxlny that Sen. Theodore Q. Bilbo, D., Mis')., would be scaled in the Senate without argument J»n. ,J and that nny Republican challenge against him would be deferred until Inter. That was the picture as the Seriate Republican Steering Committee met for another look at the :dlun- tlon. It called for reports from hree Republican senators wham It lad Instructed to look Into Iho lunges iigralnst Blllra und Ihe firo- cdure to follow In caso Ihoy war- anted an ouster fight. The reports were asked from: Sen. Bourkc B. Hlctcnloopsi, n., a., as u member of the special com- nlllcc which went to Jnckson, Mis'!., a investigate charges that Bilbo's •ellcction was Invalid because Ne- KIOCK were denied a vote In the July 2 Mississippi primary, Hickpnlpbiwr said he would merely report, on the hearings but make :io recommcndii- lons until the conmilUue wrot« Its formal report. Sen. Homer Ferguson, R., Mich., as a member of Ihe committee which investigated charges that Bilbo solicited and received campaign and charity contribution:) from wur contractors ho iilded. Sen. Eugene D.'Milllkln, R,,Colo.. Al Boston late yesterday 70,000 '"rmT fiimloyc'i of the Bethlehem Steel ComiiartyX Bln^hum' shlp- >anl filed, sulls seeking a total'of *5fl,nOO,OOf) Other porlal pay miUs filed today Included a $4.000,000 claim against the XV.- O Jones Foundry • ( ' Mnitypery Co, of Chicago; a $2,0000(10 claim against the Buck- cjo Steel Cuttings Co, of Columbus, o; and a »500,0cx> claim' "KOlmt Etockham pipe Filling Co, nl Birmingham. S|x suits were filed at Datroit today seeking a total of $7,150,000. This biought to $aS1681flfl thi IBI sought in 21 units filed .stale. 1 or Michigan alone. Mt'(,l of the suits filed tomht portal pay back to Iff Al W»shln»lotl, howover, "Rc'ii E»rl 0, Mfchenc^ R, Mich, said Inn a measure might bo Introduced In the next Congress llmlllnj 1 to one year the period for which retroactive portal pay could be sought. Mlchenerl will head- trie hoiiie Judiciary Committee, Rep. JOhn W. Owynne, R,, la, introduced such a bill In the lut »«Sf.lon but It died Hia^MlcVwld he Planned (o introduce the bill again at the next WASHINGTON, _ - Republican and ^^^..^ Hou,e members predicted today »1«i ht " next Con « re «s will tact swiftly to limit the time ta wn ich be filed" "' *""* P " y SU1Ui may Rep. Earl O. Michener, R Mich who »|l] head the House, Judiciary Committee at the next session, said that a measure placing a one year nmllatlon on the time for filing back pay claims may be introduced In the 80th Congress which ?Z ,2 Jan 3 ' "^^ measure, In- on the procedure which .should be followed In any ouster proceedings. I-'crguson was Inclined lo rcmin- mciid a fight against Bilbo on the basis of evidence takun In scvon dnys of public hearings on the contractor relationship. 1 ;. Milllkin said he wasn't evaluating the JJllbo evidence but merely reporting on rules and precedents In past oust Drivcr Facas Charges After Manila Accident A warrant charging two traffic violations has been issued (or the arrest of Raymond Wright of Manila, who was Involved lalo Christmas day In a three-car accident near Manila on Highway 18 which resulted In injuries lo six pel-sons. Deputy Sheriff Ralph Rose said this morning. The warrant charges Wright uilli rccklcfs driving, and driving while under the Influence Of liquor. Five of Ihc injured arc in Walls Hospital. Condition of Mrs. "Zclla )Inboard of Armorcl. Ihe most seriously injured, was rcporled as I'.oor. Her right fool was alr.iost completely severed In the accident, The Rev. T. M. Lewis of Bly- lheville, who suffered the fracture of several ribs, was rc|X>rlcd in "very good" condition. His wife, who was treated for shock following Die accident, was said to be in fair condition. » The condition of Mrs. Raymond Smith of Manila was also termed as fair. She suffered a fracture of the right leg below Ihe knee. Roland Kranklin Smith, four-year- old son of Mr.and Mrs. Raymond Smith, suffered chest Injuries and v.-n.s rriwrlrd us in good condition. W. J. Permenter, World War i Veteran, Dies Services will be held tomorrow afternoon for Wiley J. Pcrmcntcr, World War I veteran, who died yc,- Icrday morning at Kennedy General Hospital in Memphis. He WRS •!». His death, at 8 o'clock, followed a lengthy illness from cancer. He was admitted lo the hospital Dec. 13. after having been 111 al his home on Easl Cherry street. Services nl Cobb Funeral Home, al 1 o'clock, will be followed by burial al Maple Grove Cemetery. flc Is survived by his mother, Mrs. Alma pcrmcnter of SI. Louis; a son, Lloyd Permenter of Blythc- villc; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Adams Changes Asked In Atom Bomb Control Pl^n \BY JAMES •s.-i'fttxhSt^ ^' (Unlt«d PTKH Staff Corrw^mlcnl) . LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Dec. 27.— Canada and Prance asked for 1m- liortanl cimnges today ih the Anict- Ican program for iiilcrimticaial cou- Irol of atomic energy. ,' ., ,'..v^ r.| The changes generally would inKkc Hie u. S. plan more acceptable to Russia. ' '-,:,..-., Canada proposed'.a -long list -of amendments ys members of the United Nations Atomie-- Energy Commission b2gan a critical 1 vote' on the American program'written by Bernard Baruch. Commission members Were silting as n committee of the whole, and oh this basis barred outsiders from the • meeting. Canada, it was learned, circulated lo delegates an amendment which would let tlic Big Five powers have the 'right to veto punlshniefvt .of any country caught making atomic weapons illegally. Thi s suggestion collided head-on with the Baruch plcn which slates specifically that punishment of an offending nation could not be vetoed. Russia has argued thnt elimina- tfon of Ihc veto would violate the UN charier. Livestock ST./LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, Dec. 27—(UP)—lUSDA) — Livestock: • • : Hogs 8,000. salable 7,000; market generally 50c to 75c lower • than . Thursday's average. Active to all Interests at the decline. Bulk good and choice !70 to 250 lbs. barrows and gliU 22.25 to 22'ffl;" top 22.75; 260 to 325 bs largely 21.50 to 22; land. Calif., Forrest Pcrmcnler of 13 ° to 15 ° lbs 20 - 50 to 31.50; 100 to McAllister, Okla., and Ruifin Per- 12 » lbs 10 to 29; lighter weights mcr.lcr of Jackson, Tcnu. I '* d° W11 - .••..-> Born Aug. 28, 1S99 at Bells, Term., 1 9" ulc 1.TOO, salable 1,500; calves of St. L^uls and Mrs. Gladys Gu- llland of Kalbj. Tcnn., and four • brothers, Clarence Permcnter of Memphis. Miirl Permenter of Oak- he long hat! resided in Biythevlllc. Weather ARKANSAS—Mostly cloudy, con- linued warm today, colder Satur- 23: medium to day and In North portion to:ilEht; nnd mixed occasional rain tonight and In South portion Saturday. 500, all salable; generally sleady In clean up ti-adc with moderately active movement of all classes. Steers scare*! Few loads and small loU .mtJhmV fleshed kmeia 17 to 3150; odd hmd low rood around Knr good h*ii«*s in*! UM to M: common and rnecuoa aeet covs n

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