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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS • TH1C r^OUjfFW AW*T» MUmon * m. n «.. . .-.— . . ^^ *^^ ^^i^F VOL. XLIil—NO. 237 Blythevllle Dally Ne»f Blythevllle Courier BlythevJlle Herald Mississippi Valley Under THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NOHTHSABT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Blytheville Gets Flurry of Snow, LowTemperature Low of 19 Degrees Recorded Here for Reol Taste of Winter Flurries of .suo«' todcy ''allowed icy blasts into Mississippi County on the heels of a cold wave which covered all stales East of the Rooky Mountains a n d Iji'oujjhl storm' flamajje in Tenncssc and Kentucky and rain, sleet and Know to Kastcrn states. The mercury in Blythcvlllc skidded pver the weekend from un- .scasonai highs to a low or 19 degrees this morning, the lowest figure for the season, according to Robert E. Blaylock. official weather observer for Blythevllle. This morning's low represented a 42-degrcc drop in 4B hours from Friday's minimum of 61 degrees. Showers Saturday night were accompanied by thunder, and the rainfall measured 1.3 inches. Mr. Blaylock reported. The low temperature Sunday morning was 31 degrees. In the wake of its swift course from West to East were below-zero temperatures in northern Montana, the Dakoias, Nebraska. Northern Kansas, Minnesota. Iowa, Wisconsin nn { | parts of Michigan. Dies of Exposure In Arkansas one man was reported dead, apparently from exposure. He was George Hodge, 62, who lived near Walnut Ridge. He was found in a slough near his farm home. At Gilbert in Searcy County Ihe temperature dropped to eight degrees above zero, to tie the all- time iow in Arkansas for a Dec 30 leading. Second coldest spot in the stAln was Harrison with nine degrees above zero. The u. S. weather bureau in Little Rock today held some promise of relief with predictions of lo\v s of 14 to 18 degrees in the North and 18 to 24 degrees in the South tonight. The forecast caller for slightly higher temperatures tomorrow afternoon. Reaches Atlantic Coast Temperatures along 'the -Atlantic Coast were falling. The low 32 degrees in New York City area last night but was expected to be 14 degrees tonight. The U. S. Weather bureau said the storm hud reached Nova Scotia. The bureau predicted scattered light snows nnd colder weather in the North Central states and in the Alleghany mountain sections. The cold wave, which dropped temperatures to 20 degrees below zero at Duluth, Minn., this morning, extended as far South as Northern Texas where temperatures dropped as much as 50 degrees In 24 hours. Snow | lp to 30 niches was recorded in Northern New England. Fifteen deaths were attributed to exposure and over-exertion in the intense cold in the area yesterday. Temperatures of 15 to 20 below- zero were forecast ror Maine tonight. KKYTUHVIU.K, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, DKCICMIMK :«). I'.HIi COP to Press Anew For Two-Term Limit On White House Tenure WASHINGTON, Dec. 30. <U["- Promlnent House Republicans predicted today Dial one of the first bills to Ix approved by the n;w Congress will prevent any President from serving more than two levins. They suld such a measure would be passed without serious opixJiltlon In the Republican-controlled 80th Congress, which convenes FrM.iy. . Similar bills were ottered ' by spsaker-to-bc Joseph W. Martin in previous Congresses—all controlled by Dcniucr.il.s- but they receive:! no consideration. Wi'('i Martin in the speaker's I chair in place of present Speaker Sam Hayburn. the bill would be certain to get prompt House action. Republicans also believe thai s-uch bill would be approved by President Truman—nnd that It could l,c passed over a veto if he disapproved. Dyess Farmer Dies of Wounds Victim Asks Officers To Hold Son Blameless In Holiday Shooting JONESBORO. Ark., Dec. 30. — 'UP>—An Arkansas man's dying request Sunday was that his 16- year-old son be held blameless for inflicting a fatal bullet wount thc boy's mother said was a result of "treatment'' of her by her husband. Andrew Halfacrc. 43- year- old Dyess. Ark., farmer, died in a Little Rock hospital of a bullet wound in tlie chest, fired by his son, Richard, Christmas Day. Thc boy's mother said Ihc shooting was the result of "treatment" of her by Hail- acre. Still conscious after the shooting, thc farmer signed papers before officers and witnesses asking lhat thc son be held blameless. Il.-ilfacre is survived, in addition to his wife, by two sous, three daughters, four sisters and one brother. N. Y. Stocks 2:00 p.m. Quotations: A T fc T Amcr Tobacco '..'.'.'.'.','.. Anaconda Copper Beth steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric ..'. Gen Motors '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. Montgomery Ward N Y Central . Int Harvester Norlh Am Aviation Republic Steel Radio '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'" Socony Vacuum .' Studebaker Standard of N j .'.][ Texas Corp Packard ... u p, ni,i,,| no )-•) .52 1-4 40 1-4 91 1-8 51 3-1 138 :i4 12 52 3.8 CO i-i 72 1-3 9 3-1 •il 3-8 9 1-4 14 3-4 2J 1-: G9 59 16 1-R 7i II GOP Leaders Discuss Policy Leadership Issues Get Attention on Eve Of 80th Congress BY LYI.E C. WILSON , United Tress Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Dec. 301—(UP) —Triumphant Republicans. Balh- ering here for the 80th Congress convening Friday, arc in a stale of uncertainty over their leadership and their legislative policies. Thc OOP has a scant four days in which to compose its squabbles and to take over its new majority responsibilities. Senate Republicans meet today hopeful of batting down a rebellion against proposed division of committee chairmanships and other preferments. House Republicans meet Thursday hoping to elect a floor lender u-ithoiit a bruising party brawl. Agreements on those matters are essential preliminaries to the fundamental business of the new Congress. That is to lay out and to enact a legislative program. Taxation, government spending and labor legislation top thc program. The Democrats are interested bystanders : Sen. Robert P. Wagner, D.. N. y.. sponsor of many New Deal measures, apppaled to the Republicans not lo "turn back the clock." Wagner said bi-partisan cooperation wuold be impossible if ' the GOP "takes its cue from [lie reactionary wing." The Democratic minority, he said. wi n oppose any efforts to end the reciprocal trade act, or to repeal <:•• cripple the National Labor ReHtioa-, Act. The tax muddle is typical of a situation which will persist until Republican leaders in the House and Senate are firmly settled in their respective offices and have begun to impose some discipline of themselevs and their majority colleagues. Some Republican campaigners promised n n across the board 20 per cent personal income tax reduction last aulumn. R Cp Harold Knntson. R., Minn., W h 0 will be chairman of th c House Way., and Mean., Committee was Ihe principal advocate of a 20 ner cent cut. ' Truman May Ask Income Tax Cut For Little Fellows WASHINGTON, Dec. 30. (UP)_ Some small reductions in personal income taxes, chiefly aiTccting ih- lower bracket-s, may be proposed lo the new Congress by President Traman. it was disclosed today. Rep. Herman Kopplemainv D.. Conn., who discussed taxes uml oilier questions with Mr. Truman .511 Dec. 19. revealed the Presldenrs position in an interview. - "We went, into the question of a lax cut. if il could be done and how much, nnd the President evidenced a desire that, if it were possible to lower taxes. Ihe reductions should benefit the little fellow who suffers through paying taxes," Kopplemann said. "Increasing exemptions of those earning up lo $5.000 gross was mentioned in a casual manner. It was thought that through raising exemptions in this bracket, buying ncra-er would be Increased ami this is essential to the economy ot llic country." The President will formally outline his views on taxes In his budget message which goes to the new Republican controlled Congress next week. He also may mention taxes in his state of the union message which precedes thc budget message. Airs. Virgin/o Stanfisld, 84, Dies in Home of Son Mrs. Virginia Stanfield, resident of this section for 50 years, died yesterday morning at the home of a son, L. G. Sianfield. 1615 West Vine. She was 84. Born Feb. 6 18G2, in Georgia, she came here before Blytheville was a town. Services were held this afternoon 2 o'clock, at Cobb Funeral home by the Rev. J. j. Deiison, paslor of thc West End Church of God, will burial at slmwood Cemetery. She Is survived by two daughters. Mrs. Helen Parsons of Santa Cruz, calif., and Mrs. Carmen Oxford of Blytheville, and three sons Percy Stanfield of Burdclte, C L Slnnfleld of Rlrtgky. Tenn.. an<| L HighwayBuilding Problem Gets Early Attention Lawmakers Ponder Method of Financing Needed Construction HI" BOB BKOWN (Unilcil p,. ess staff Correspondent) LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Dec. 30.-An adequate highway system for Arkansas is the lop problem facing tlie 56lli General Assembly, senators and representatives polled by the United Picss indicated today. However, few constructive ideas to how to finance such a program came out of the survey and several members indicated Hint they arc not sure that now is the time for a greatly expanded highway program. A total of 10 representatives and nine senators placed highways at the top of their list of state problems, while 11 representatives and three senators placed It In the second spot—with the State Hospital, veterans problems and education taking precedence over roads, Seven House members nnd three senators placed highways lower than second place on their list. Meanwhile, a sub-committee of Governor Ben Laney's Highway Ad- Proposed Aerial Surveys by UN Policemen Opposed by Russians Hy KOHCKT .1. MANNING Unllrit 1'1,-ss Bluff Coru-siwiiilrnt LAKIO SUCCKSS. i\. V., Dec. JK) .(U.I'.)-A I'nitwl ISMtions I'ommiUoo recommendi'd today Unit UN tiikc ju-rinl Dictu.'os oL ovary ].!»-l of the world where atomic materials (.oulil lie mined or mamilHctiired. The 12-nalIon committee, detail-* . ing u program lor preventing Illegal i iodlc plioloRrnphlnu «f key ureas maiunactun' of atomic weapons, al- would reveal Important milling op- so gulled for ground lns]>ectloii ot cratious. constiucllon or allerntton all suspect areas, and inlermillonal J of plums, and the building ol rail- inun«t!cntcm ol plains handling | 10: 'ds necessary to carry utomk atomic inatcrhils in thc hue singes '"'"" of processing. Hussln bilkt-d nl Hie |>n>l»sal for aerial surveys. ])r. S. 1>. Al«x- androv. Soviet representative on llic i-oiiiiulltev. i-clused even to discuss merits uf tin- jirujecl. He argued thai aerial pictures touched "ci-imomi; and oilier spheres" more I ban the problem of SINGLK COPIES FIVE CENTS sory committee is completing its highway legislative proposals and the governor bejicves they will lie ready for early presentation to the legislature. The advlstory group calling for $12.000.000 n yenr in extra revenue, recommended that new Inxcs be levied or present ones raised; that highway revenues be distributed by formula; and that the basic highway law be revised so as to stagger terms of highway commissioners. Here are some of the comments on what Sen. ,W. M. Jackson of McGebcc colled the lop need of Arkansas—"how to finance" an adequate highway program. Would Tax Truckers More Sen. E. J. Butler of Forrest Cily proposes a tax on commercial truckers similar to Kansas law. and Sen. J. Orvillc Cheney of Calico Rock would also call for a hike in taxes. However 'on the other side of the fence, Sen. O. W. Freeman of Ozark said "Now is the time lo pay for those things we arc in dcbl for. I am not in favor of expansion at this time. One should not ex- pnnd and at the same time be in debt." ._ . . •In the Lower House .Rep. W. W. Jackson of Pocuhontas suggested higher bus taxes and transfer licenses; James K. Young of Kus- ellville and Sam Sullivan of iearcy would boost the gasoline ax; P. P. Alexander of Delight and Egbert Mitchell of Wesley sug- ested n use tax; and Dick Wright >f Arkadclphia would raise drivers' icenses. increase the liquor and :everance Inx and place a tax on :hain stores. The other sjde of the picture irrds A. L. Brumbelow of Camdcii itating that "I think all money or highways we have or get should 1C used to maintain and improve he highways we have until the nflatcd times are over. Then some ilan of taxation must be devised hat will enable us to pay as \ve .go, mild the necessary new roads and tbandon Ihe unnecessary ones we lave." Sonic Urge Extreme Caution He also suggcsled "reorganizing he highway set-up, making it tricliy a road building and main ining .organization." Cnrlton Carrie of Pine Bluff vould use present revenues; J. L. Bitlle of Hcbcr Springs would "con- j ervc on present resources and re- luirc employee.'; to render 10rj per cut service'; and Lynn Wilson of Janvillc believes "it unwise to undertake too large a construction program during the next two •cars." E. E. -Rickclts of Bcntonvillc said 1C would "give each county an al- owancc based or rcgistraiioii and jopulation." while James R. Steel of Nashville called the "deplorable condition of our highways a most irgent prcb'cm,' ]ic offered no mmcdiatc solution. Clarence Taylor of Helena was .he only legislator to suggest deficit spending as an answer to the problem, Taylor said: "I still thnYk wa v can be found lo use the surplus money. If not. I think low that I would favor a new bond Issue if it can be done without invalidating the present band contract." delecting cUindcslinc atomic activities. The rest of I lie committee, however, agreed that "aerial surveys arc essential." The report pointed out thai per- ores, The committee emphasized the importance ol delccllnu Illegal operations nl the mines, because con- Irol and inspection would become proj'i-esstvely more difficult as the lis.sloiinble miiterlals wore processed. Cacc they »rc aimed tnlo pmv mirlcur fuel, the committee' aatd KIOTO is no way la prevent It being slipped Into atomic weapons "within a few days." Study Made by Kx>>rrl» The committee was composed ol technical cxjwrts representiut: tli 12 nations on the UN Atomic Encr- HCC At:i<iAi, suitvi-:Y Policy-Makers for GOP Urged To Retain War-Time Controls WASHINGTON. Dec. Senate Republican (UP) — NAM Economist Criticizes CIO Government Survey Shows Living Costs Up 18 Per Cent in '46 WASHINGTON, Dec. ;IO—(UI'I — Thc Nalloiiu) Association 01 Manufacturers today branded as "statistical nonsense" a report on which Die CIO Is basing its demand for a second round 25 per ceiu wage boost without price increases. Its position was scl forth by Ralph Robey, NAM chief economist. He said "th c proper policy for Amcrcln today" is to hold wages steady and "keep the way open for lower prices." Tim NAM statement followed a I -by thc Kovernmclil's Bureau or slnMcHA^A'iai'-adL-'iA.,..... Inces policy-makers were advised today to go slow in ending President Truman's war emergency powers because "we aro still fighting a war of iucas" In woild politics. Sen. Alexander Wiley. R., wis., reported to thc Senate Republican steering committee llinl "although the 'shooting war' is over, war emergencies remain." He recommended against Immediate and blanket termination of Hie Democrnlic administration's war and emergency powers, ills rc- nort listed "jlo provision-; nf federal laws pertaining to emergency controls. Another report lo the steering committee warned thai admittance to this country of European displaced persons "imbued with n communistic line of thought" would be a "tragic blunder." Reports on other controversial matters. Including labor, were to be made later to the steering committee for guidance in forming GCP i"eislativD policies. Emergencies Continue Wiley said that "the world tlnucs In a turbulent slates'," omically and politically, in nrti io fi domestic- crisis on the front. Thc domestic crisis, he said, suited from shortages that could Itavi b;cn avoided, and Production losses caused by strikes and restrictive government regulations. Wiley said the official Republican position was that all emergency uowcrs nnd wartime controls should be ended as soon as possible. But, he said, the party Is-pledged to do it in an "orderly manner" so thc nation would not be left "helpless in the event of any domestic or foreign emergency." He cited powers "relating lo strike control" as among those essential oil llic home front. Wllcv recommended Ihat appropriate Senate coimnlllccs review all emergency and wartime legislation and rcporl lo the Judiciary Coul- millcc by Feb. 15. He is expected lo be chairman of the Judiciary Committee in thc new Congress. Sc:i. Chapman Revercouib, R.. W.i Va., made the report on immigration of displaced persom. Caution. Is "Urged 'Rcvcrcomb .^aid the new Con-' gress should lake no nclion on Immigration of displaced persons "at the price of possible economic or political turmoil in oi:r own midst." His report did not include any. DETROIT. Dec. M. <UPi recommendations for legislation. • Securities anil Exchange Ci>:;mi!s- But it said advocates of allowing sion todiiy requested an Injunction displaced persons lo immigrate, against live persons charged wllh from Europe in excess of present, selling an estimated $50.1)011 In Mis- quotas, or under unused wartime, sissippi oil land stock wilhuul SKC! quotas, apnnrcntly gave little con-1 permission, sidcration lo this country's well- being. President Trllmnn said last October thai he would iisk Congress to relax immigration laws to permit more European war refugees lo come lo tlie United States. 'Maitv of those who seek entrance into this country have little concept of our form 6f government." Rcvcrcomb said. "Many of them come from lands where Communism has had its first growth and dominates Ihe political thought and philosophy of lit; people." piepmed by Roto^t Iti.'iNn- •He said 'the report nml It.s conclusions ,,rc "based on mlsfn- Icrprclatton of statistics and other data and thc substitution of estimates and guesses." Robcy said the nation alternatives: 1. Hold wages steady mid thus keep the way open for competition nutl buyer resistance to hold pri;:cs to proper levels, 2. Grout another round of wage increases and thereby force prices sill] MRhcr— "higher, as sliovi'n by thc experience of rarller ihJs year, by Jusl nboul the amount nf thc wage Increase.' 1 INiilhan contended that profits were such that most business could Increase wages with- ralsing prices.) Gromyko Insists On Veto Rights On Atom Control Russian Delegate in New Blast- at Plan Offered by Baruch l.AKK HDOCKHH. N. Y.. Dec. SO. Ull'i —Soviet delenale Andrei nro- nyko accused U. S. delegate- llsr- nurd liurucli today of making "llulil minded statements." and Inil-iled 'hill Ihe Illy Five powers rclnln Ihe rli'lil to vein punishment of miy ration cinmhl making iilomlc wi'ii- pnns illegally. Oiomyko shnrply crltlcl/.cd In thn UN Aloink: liiK'i'gy CVJiniiilsslon i.ome Ki'i'llunr, of Ili'j lliirucli piourii.u lor Inlemutloniil control of atomic en- croy. but wild the "errors" !u it could be (.-Unlimited, Me urged the commission lo ic> over Ihe proifram puragmph by paragraph. Cirumyko's slatenu'iil was delivered In Kiixllsli lo the Atomic Commission under newsreel klelg limits ilnd I hi: (ln.sli til photographer.';' bulbs. H broke » to-day Stivii'il silence on merits of the liaruch program. Ciromyko said that llaruch's proposal ID remove Ihit veto power over punishment of outlaw nations would "umliM'inlne " the entire program tnr uloinlr control. It nlso would vlolaU: UK- UN i'hiii-ter, he said, whlcli pr,>- vldes for (be "rule of unanimity" Jimmii; Hie Dig J-'iVf pcnvcrs. llaruch has :iald thai Ihe Unilcd Slnlcs would not sign an .ilomle Irculy which fulled to outlaw the veto over punishment. He tolrl (lie cninml.ffliou I hat "only those nu- llons which intended lo violate lite troaty would want Hie veto." Orontykd, sitting only n few fo;-t from Haruch, replied toduy that "such lighl-mlncln) statement!', are n play of words." "The tact Unit some one resiirw lo statements of such a kind cnn In: explained only -by the absencj of morn convincing ui'itiimcnl.s." Oro- myko sold. Gruinylei reminded the commission that Franco n| so suppurlnd retention of the veto over pmiiMi- nienl. lie cmp|m»l/.c<l that "the Soviet fiovcj'nmciil docnis it im-ci<su;y to state that thu decision on prohibiting atomic and oilier wc'iparn; should nol IK: postponed." lie osltud tin; cqinmlsslon "to prn- llon of tho Intcriuillonril convention on the pi'ohlliltlnn of thc nro- duclion and use of atomic weapons and other major weapons adaptable lo mass destruction." Hiirucl) plnmiwl » ijiilck reply (o Ciromyko. He promised to Insist Mini, the commission |;lvc approval todiiy to Ihe entire U, H. plan—Including the ban on veto over punishment. Rookie Routes Burglars and Saves Payroll HAMILTON FIELD, Oil., Deo. 30. (Ul'>—Kookle Pvt. James HIU, Robinson, III,, explained to his'fiancee today why he hud to brenk their wedding dale—he was too busy routing a bandll gang which w«.t u/tcr » $250,000 Army payroll. Hills, n. a ••veteran" of three months In the Army, fought « gun buttle with six bandits, tnvnd the payroll bill missed hh wedding. He wus lo havo married Rosemary Watson. 17. San Kranclsco, Saturday night, but Instead he "got ntuck with MMilry duty." In the cold, rainy hours before dawn Sunday hu routed six 151111- men who tiled to break into it«. air bnse flniinec office. Today he spruced up hh best uniform to r,p- pear before his conintnmlliiK <>!!!- ccr for a special citation. The weddhiK hus Ijcnn set tentatively for New Year's Day, HIU siltl. "It's all right being n hero." he said, "but I WIIK supposed to bo a bridegroom by now." out SEC to Probe Mississippi Oil Stock Deals AuJoWorkersSue For 145 Millions Unions' Portal Pay Claims Total Near $1,500,000,000 Mark »y United I're.ss Suits by labor unions for portal- lo-portal p;iy mounted lodiw to Razorback Fans Charter Plane 28 Blytheville Mon To Fly to Dallas for . Cotton Bowl Classic Tlie flrsl chartered airctiitt Lo tnkn off from Klyllievllle's new Municipal Airport will leave carl Wednesday morning eiirrylnn 28 Rir/.orb:iek fans to sec Arkansa pliiy lyiiilslaiiu Slate University Ji the Nc-.v Year's Day Cotton Bow classic In Dallas, Texas. The ZII-pnssiiiiKcr airliner. DOUGHS uc-3. will lake off at o'clock Wednesday, morning am will arrive in Dallas llircc hour Inter. On the return trip. Uiu plan will leave Dullas at 10 o'cloc Wednesday nlj;bl and arrive her nt 1 o'clock Thursday morning. Harold and J. T, Sudbury char tcrcd MIC flight, The passenger Us Include. 1 ; several aviation enthus lasts who fly Ihclr own planes Iron tlie Municipal Alt port. Pictures o llic group will be taken before tin plane leaves and thc .public Is in vllcd to watch the inke-off J T Sudbury MM this morning. Tills flight will provide an Inl Hal step tli llic proposed formatlo of H lllythevllle unit of the Alkan sas Rszorback Booster Club Mr Sudbury said. This group of 2 men, lie pointed out, will serve n. tlie nucleus about which the Boost cr Club will bo orgnnlccel Furthe nrganlzntloiml work toward form Ing such n club will get undcrwa after the flrsl of the year 'Among thc Blythcvlllc men mak lug the Colton Bowl night . Bernard Allen. Bill Crawford F Glpson, L. S. HRrtiofr, Russell Hny. Ernest Ilalsell, E. L. Hale, Uoy KoUvyck. Jack Marsh, Henry Hum pmcy. p.a o'Hryanl, j. y Date Sum Owens, Eddie Reynold Joli Ed Rcgcnold, W. O, Reeves, Ernc.1 I 1 , 00 ' M ' v ' Sol " ll 'Bh J. T. niidbun Harold Sudbury. Guy Thompsoi Lagronnc Whittle, E. B. Woodso and Bill Wumlcrllch. As far as was known here III morning, this will be the on! chartered plane In the state My In Tans to Iho Cotton Bowl. 1947 Industrial Outlook Brkft For All Arkansas Economic Council President Optinmtk As New Year Hears LITTLE • ROCK, Dec, ,'!, -ArkanHitK confrimtH 194? vith optimism and confi- lence baaed on a pa'.t yea >f substantial industrial ami oonomic PI-OKI ess, C li floKCH, Lilllu Kock, piesident >f Iho Arkaii.s,is Ktojiomic 'OLincil-Slulc Chambei, c.storday in a Jcrt] itatnirtoiit. Prospects lire bright ( w a .nuance or the movement o 1 •Irto Inuislrics Into Arlnuiu Moses wild, ijtrgc couccr 13 J «ood products and fool del icclally arc now studyln ( uic "'"I » view lo Jrtaiioii <f new , ,,',', Al ' kllllf *»'' EstrolWiment additional 8 i loe Court to Hear Grain Motion On January 8 The Federal Court motion asking dismissal of the suit In which certain heirs of the Lee Wilson csliuc arc seeking lo oust J. H. Cram as trustee, is slated to be passed upon in Lilllc Rock Jan. 8 Instead of today, as originally scheduled. Postponement of the hearing WDS granted, upon petition of Mr. Cram, because of hts Illness from which no is rapidly recovering. Stricken vulh acute appendicitis, he underwent an emergency operation about Iwo weeks ago. Attorneys for Mr. Grain will prvU dismissal of the suit on grounds that the Federal Court has no jurisdiction In the case. Mr. Crain. trustee of the vast Lee Wilson estate since thc death of Mr. Wilson, is denying charges of certain heirs that fraud has bren committed in handling of the estate which Includes [jiganlic farniin; Fire Damages Apartment On South Lilly Heavy damage resulted lo tlie Interior ol n three-room apartment nl 921 So. Lilly last night when an oil cook stove blazed up and ignited wallpaper. Furniture in the nparlincnl and personal effects of llic occupant Miss Ellen Ferguson, were destroyed. An adjoining apartment «.' a damaged by smoke and water al though the blaze was restricted lo the interior of, Miss Ferguson' apartment. Fire Chief Roy lien said. The property Is owned by O W. Davis. Firemen made two other runs over the weekend, extinguishing fires which did lilttc or no damage. An oil cook stove got oul of control al Ihe residence of T. H. Harris, Slfl Chlckasawba, early this morning, resulting in chiefly smoke damage. A furnace backfiring at Ihe residence of Dr. C. C. Stevens, IC07 West Main, Saturday did no Tt^.mnf.r-, .-'ihe SEC Attorney John 1'. Yinin^ said lie commission was investi'4'.tin;; urthcr lo determine whether the runsuclions Involved fraud. Thc Injunction was sougni iiu'ii.'ist . Stacy Henderson. Detroit, pri'.sl- cnl of the Mid-Continental Devel- ipmcnt Company, ami four sales- ncn—K. Randall Henderson, Mt.'7ii- ihis. Tcnn.. Stacy Hcmhrson's Brother; and Lester Phillips. Karl Jliiic, and Mrs. Gertrude II. Jii:';k- icr, all of Detroit. Unions at Detroit, Chicago and elsewhere filed suits today seeking of SM5.VCn.ooo In compensa- |,y Two Georgians Battle for Governorship ATLANTA. Ca.. Dec. SO. fUt"-- I.t. Gov.-KIect M. E. Thompson and Herman T;ilmadf:c. son of thr late Georgia political leader, Ixjtb i.lalm- cd sure victory today in ilir whirlwind campaign for the governorship left vacant by the dr;ith of Oov.- Klect Eugene Talinati^e. As the ixinlrsl mounted In intensity, both factions claimed more than enough pledges to insure eh-r- lion. However, both Thompson and Talmadge continued lo woo the support of General Assembly members via letters and telegrams. A -United Press survey i<.-ivc Thompson a strong lead today wi'.h SO per cent of those participating pledging their aid ID ihr form 1 .".Georgia revenue commissioner. Young Talmadgp appeared, however, to be cutting Into Thompson's lead as reports from thn straw b:i!- lol rolled in from Ihe rural T.'CM.'. l tion for unpaid time spc nt workers on company property. .The biKKcsl .suit today was filed al Detroit by the CIO United Automobile Workers, which sought $10,00(1,000 fi-o,,, uin Ktoi-d Molor Co. The suit was filed on behalf <:f 10.000 uarl linn workers at the company's Willow Rii,, buinber pliint. At Chicago. inKillier major suit wns filed by the automobile workers against the KIcctromotlvc Diesel KiiKlnc Division of General Mo- 1'iis. The union sought SUO.OOOOOO in back pny nnd damages. It :ili« .'.ouxiit another SI70COOOO Iroin the Chevrolet Divl-.lon of General Molors In a still filed at Detroit for 8,500 employes of the Detroit Gear nnd Axl? plnnt In another Detroit suit the CIO Uniled Kteel Workers sought S20 - tliO.OOO from the Great Lakes Steel Corp. -I lie suits filed in Detroit today totalled $85,000.000 and the MIchlKan porlal ion- ou ". M. i fa « lli j [ iiriutac- ijy Arkrn- an , with i ) i'lants Is anticipated mw, to 1^ , 10 \ci ai)tl inmsiliig cxpiuision t-f turlng and pioccsslng asans themselves In IW, wc!l over "OJ duMrl«l plant, „, P»nsl<ms of existing ". tr .° "Ported to the !>t:i e Chamber. Th<s c . rapllal <m(rays In c»re M 4*00,000, Importnnl now pla-u, itounced for Aikansas by ew ,\ llotialiy known coiKeini n, - tiBhouse Electric Corpointhn Vi»- klup; Corporntlon, Dlx.c Clio com- l>any. Trallniobllc int. Lhr, Oil Company, Kraft Food, Ct.mpany, Hcynolds Mctnl.s Compin/ Amr-r- can Can Company victor MUal Products Co., cbcrmiin '' Co ana others. Income from »»riinllnr« In Arkam»« rtaehcd 11 new ill"me hljh of nearly half ;• billion dol »rs durinr the p»st y«a r r.no white we may expect a nVillne In farm prices « w » r |j food production rises in ihe future Kre»s f»rm mrfiil toward lndu»trjalii, MI lu output tliroufh crtabllsh- new food procrnlu ut S7M brought total to Suits filed h, Chicago uled $38,000,000. today to- Livestock Alleged Bribe Offers Bring Mammoth Fine Jin-'FIiRSON CITY. Mo.. Dec 3 i UP) The Missouri Supreme Coil loriiiy ordered that 122 of America largest stock fire insurance companies be fined a total of $2.090,CCO for attempting to obtain a "fraudulent settlement" of a rate case Involving alleged bribery of the [ale Tom 'Pendcrgast, Kansas City machine leader. Pendergasfs" regime crumbled In 1031) when be was sent to prison with R. E. O'Malley. former stale insurance commissioner, on failure to pay income. taxes on money received .in connection with the Insurance case. Today's court order assessed fines ranging from SIO.OCO upward. The minimum fines were levied against those companies which contributed S25CO or less to the late Charles Street. Chicago Insurance executive, for his alleged bribery of Pcnder- Kasl and O'Mallcy for favorable .settlement of a litigated insurance rate case. Companies which contributed more than $2,500 were assessed cor- •Curing Ihe yeai Aik»ni»n cm- irloymcnt In iminufaclur!,^ h«. to "cw Fcacetime hi^h nearly double that of 1919 "tar of the lust census O r manuiacturoi} Bnn'c drposlu Increased about »7S100o- OfO, ccmpared with less Itinn tzos'- 033,000, in 1MO. H seems «afe to assert th»l per caplU Income f»r In 19<fi will have MC •eflod for thr flrit time In the * history and that this figure will «mslllut« a higher n> rcrntiKe of the national avrajr thiin tile B7 per cent record -/nr ISrtS. All over Arkansas buslne-," i,nd civic lenders displayed ti-e kccn- esl Interest, In promollon cf the state Industrially. This var. reflected In tlie orgiinl7.illoii of new ch:im)x;rs of commerce. Kren',2.' ac- llvlly im Llic part if ol*;- (rroups and llic formation of iiuniCrnu'i local Industrial development' corporations. Wholesale r.nd retail sales reached new high levels de- spllc shorlngcr. in many lines. . • Utllllics arc H rcltibl'; iii<iu»tur of Imiuslriat nctivity. -Fifty" per cent more telephones are In use in Arkansas now thnrr.l9^p...B<jjn. cleclrc power production ., ,v.,V t nat- "ral pus distribution facilities In llio slate arc beina exiwiidetl. Consumption of eleclrldily by in- dustifiil users In Ul'.le R'-ck, for c.xmnple. showed a 13 n?r ccir. Increase In Ostobcr of Ihls' October. 1945. Can Srll t The South 'yca over ST. LOUIS NATION Al, STOCK - YAKnS. Dec. IIO-.-IUl'l-iUSUAl- Hopts 12.500; e! active, •>:, aveiaae- .salable n.OGO- lo sec I.Iglicr c ie~rance indicated, imlk good hnd choice 170 to 2SO llw, «32.75 to $23- lop spanriBly, $23.25: 200 to 300 Ills.. Si'2.50 to SJ2.75; r)00 10 350 Ibs., $22 lo $22.50: 130 to 150 Ibs., J2050 to $22; 100 to 120 Ibs, S19 to $20 50. (kittle (i.200; salable (5,000: calves LSI;?, all salable; steers in liberal supply wl(h around 70 loads offered. Some sales medium to good kinds, steady at $21 to $23; heifers and mixed yearlings 1,1 moderate volume and opened about steady willi medium to good $:>!, rcspondingly court. larger fines by the Engineer to Manage Atomic Commission WASHINGTON. DOC. 30. .. —President Truman to'lav r.ppotnl- etl Carroll Louis Wilson, 36-year old Massachusetts cr.ginocr as manager of the Atomls Energy Commission. The White House said Wilson's position was comparable hi Im- porlancc to membership on the commission Itself. N. Y. Cotton May July kinds, $15 to Oct. ' open 3235 3235 30«3 215B high 3295 3235 3087 2750 H7I5 3716 low 3250 3191 3040 2720 2*86 1:30 3260 3205 3062 27119 Horn,- Kn)k and Soulliwe,-,!; arc Srowint,' rapidly as a marker. That market l.s now important enouen to Justify investment of larps sums in maiuifacturia'.; facilities designed to serve the recion. This Investment, Is being iratl-j ami will eoiiUnuc to be mnil« In 1047. Arkansas will get Us share AI llic.se plants. The efforts Arkansas li;ij b(e:i nklii!; lo gain more end-product manufacturing cslabllsl-menl^ and to pull itself out of r\ raw materials economy have, nMracl'eci widespread attention, such important publications .is National Gcoyraphic Magazine. ProKtt>Kive farmer American Busiiiess. Manufacturers Record, and clh«?."s have carried articles during ti;e :'car describing the economic awakoniiir; of Arkansas. "The continued growin oC our .stale entails rcsponsibllilies. We musl rebuild and iniurovc pur highways, provide better schools and more hospitals. Cur rtato parks should be rehabilitated," Mr. Moses said. '_ "Arkansas can face tiie New Year with 'Ihe greatest confidence. Wo can discount the 'roc'-ssldiv talk of calamity howle-s, This! stale and this region are on th<5 upgrade. We have never b.rll -op too \*r° 1 ' a scale; cur project here in Arkansas have bcon conceived loo modestly. Weather ARKANSAS—Fair 'not (mile sv nold tonight and. in north »n« west portions this after.loon. Temperatures '8 to 23 In Nolth ntxl 22 to 26 in south jarl\M UinSshV Tucsdf.y fair,''.vrermei .'.rt aftemccn.

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