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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XI,III—NO. 242 UlyUiovllle Dally Newr BJythevllle Courier Blylhcvlllc Herald Mississippi Valley THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI MLYT11KVILLK, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JANUARY ID-17 ShowdownLooms Today or Monday In Bilbo Squabble Republicans to Use Persuasion First, Then Stern Measures Oregon Senator Advances Plan to End Filibusters HV LYM.; C. WILSON Unilcd Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Jan. 4.—Senale Republicans planned lo end Ihe liilbo, filibuster by persuasion today or to break it Tjy force next week if .Southern senators refuse , to permit a vole lo bur the man from Mississippi. Republican leaders threatened (lay and night sessions next week if today's extraordinary Saturday session doesn't bring a solution. Test voles indicated a mixed majority of Republicans iind Democrats desired to vote now In bar Sen. Theodore G. Bilbo from the Senate. The majority was stymied by insistence of a small croup of Southern senators that Bilbo be seated pending further consideration of charges brought against him. Rc- irublicnn.s want lo bar him pending further consideration. The 80th Congress, which convened yesterday with Republicans controlling for (no rjt . st tjlnc sincc 1932. was handcuffed by the filibuster over procedure. Acis WHh Dispatch At the other side of the capitol Ihe House was ready for business. Thr Senate was unable to organize 'tor business by swearing in new members and electing its presiding officer. Bills for tax reduction, labor legislation, and scores of other objectives poured into House hoppers yesterday while the Senate wrangled. The Senate heard a prayer, swore in one new member—and that was about all. Sen Robert A. Tart, R., o.. is leading the Bilbo ouster movement. He told a radio audience last night lhat unless Ihe filibuster breaks today ii probably will be necessary to hold Ihc Senate in continuous sc.-sion until it is broken. "It can only be said." he iirtd»d. "that such a clear abuse of the "filibuster power will probably lead to-a complete change in Ihe rules or the Uniled states Senale." Parliamentarian. 1 ; disagreed whether Ihc SenJte confusion will tnompel. postponement D f. President Truman's delivery of his annual message on trio state of the union. Joint Session Monday Mr. Truman is scheduled to address a joint session of Congress in the House chamber at 1 p.m. Monday. But to make that possible the Senate must adopt a concurrent resolution for the joint session nncl also recess the proper time Monday to parade across the capitol lo the House side. The consensus was that the filibuster would be interrupted out of courtesy to the President. White House Plans remain contingent Senate developments. Senate business came lo a bumpy halt yesterday after a few minutes of routine action preliminary to swearing in 37 members, in parliamentary language they were walt- hiK at the Senate door for admis- i sion. Actually, they am i somc of their wives, children and friends were crowded together on ih c Senate floor along witli those members whose terms had not expired and who already WC re officially mem-I l;crs of the 80lh Congress. i Cocky and |, usy among them! was Bilbo, shaking lhi s hand and I , that and conferring here aud there j P with the u or S o Southern Demo- ! crats who have sided with him on ! the issue of stale's ritjlils. That j i«ne is »s old as the Senate and caused fists I 0 fly before this Bilbo's advocates did not te!l the Senate ycslcrday that he was fit or unfit lo be a member of that body. WASHINGTON. .Jan. 4 <U!>)~ Son. Wayne U Morris, It.. Ore., today advanced a plan for ending filibusters in the Senate. He told reporters "you can't cite a better example" of the need for the anti-filibuster action than the present Bilbo talk-a-thon. Morse snid the speech-making tactics of the Southern Democratic friends of Sen. Theodore G. Bilbo. D.. Miss., arc blocking "gooc government." Once the Senate has organise for business. Morse said, he wil introduce an anti-filibuster plai guaranteeing every senator at leas three hours debating time on anj piece of legislation but providlni a means for stopping debate even tually. Morse outlined his plan aftc Sen. Rcberl 'A. Tuft, R.. O.. chair man of the Senate GOP I'olic Committee, warned Southern Dem ocrats the Senate would be force to adopt anti-filibuster rules i the Bilbo filibuster continued. M^rsc proposed revising Senate rules to provide for n clotiire vote limiting debate by a majority of the Senate. Resident Ready With Message on State-of-Union SINGLE jCOf IBS FIVE CENTS Modest Little Arkansas Man Really Runs Senate's Big Show | Senate presiding officer, "Irying at Senate Battle Over Seating of Bilbo May Upset Schedule. upon Soil and Crop Meeting Called Pcmiscot Countians Will Discuss Plans In Caruthersville The 13th annual Soils and Crops Conlercnce held by larmers of Pcmiscot County. Mo., will open at 9:45 Tuesday morning at the Court House in Caruthei'sviUe, Mo. This conference, sponsored by the Extension Service and planned by a committee of farmers, is held each year so that farmers may exchange experiences and information regarding farming and home making enterprises. Principal speaker will be A. W Klemmc, Extension Specialist ii Soils from the Missouri College o AHriciilture in Columbia, Mo. Hi will discuss soil fertility problem and methods of making the mus efficient use ol land in a bai /icei farming program.. Mr. Klemmc address is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. To Elect C'ommitlei'iucii Opening the afternoon scssiot will be an election of officers am ' committeemcn to serve id 1948 Adjournment of the day-long con fcrcncc will come at 3:30 p.m. fol lowing n talk by M. D. Amburgey Pemiscot County Extension Agen In the morning session, begin ning with registration at 9:45, talk, on varied farm and home topic, will he presented by Ernest "vVilkf PMA Commiitccman; II o w a r Punk, engineer of the Soil Con scrvation Service; T. A. Haggan J. A. Walker, Arthur Coho'on. Ho mci- A. Smith. Oscar D. Cottrel L. H. Oale, Pemiscot County far mers: and E. n. Hope. Associat County Extension Agent. Pcmiscot County farm Burea Secretary Harry Parrar will spea at 1:15 p.m. Officers of the cor fereticc committee presidium at ti meetings will be A. H. Webb < Shccle, chairman, and Wesli Shnidcr, secretary. The conlercm is open | O the public. WASHINGTON, Jan. 4.—I UI'I — President Truman was putting finishing touches on his s;a;c-of-lhe- unlou message today—but still didn't know when Congress would lot him deliver it. Tentative plans call tor a personal appearance by Ihc President before a joint session Monday. Hut the light over sealing Sen. Theodore BUbo, D.. Miss., could upset Ihe schedule. Assistant white House Press Secretary Eben Aycrs said that as far he knew legislative Iwulcis had ot taken up with Mr. Truman any an to postpone the Bilbo con- oversy long enough to hear Irom e President. Some parliamentarians have held i.U the Senate, a continuing body, ould function an^ hear the Prcs- lent despite the delay In orga- izalion. Mr. Truman had no engagements oday. in addition to the statc-of- ic-union message lie must finish vo other reports to Congress on he budget and O n the nation's conoinlc outlook. These messages, according to the riginal plan, were to be delivered Ucr next week. lly ANN C. HICKS United 1'rcss Staff Corrcsiunulmil WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. UJ.l 1 ,) — Leslie [,. uifdfs .senatorial frl.m'.ls say he has been "running Ihc Senate' 1 for years—behind scenes. i Hut the modest little probably never cx[»clcd to spend Ills last days as secretary of the Senate actually presiding over id lie opened Ihe Senate when convened yesterday. lie kept oixlct' among Ihe filibusters all day long. Today he had lo do it again. ' Dll'flc checked back in Scnuto records to find out if lie might do something unprecedented. He is. Nothing of the sort has happeiui for the past 110 years ul | It wouldn't have hapiwned to Blffle cither, in the ordinary course of Hcnnle events, nut tlic- parliamentary snarl over se'U' 1 -!; Sen. Tlvodoro Cl. Bilbo kept uilile In the presiding officer's chair. Hifflc opened Ihc Senulc because the previous nemocratic Scni'tlo president pro lempore—Sen. Kon- nelli McKi'llar, ix. Trim., is only a senator-elect. The Republicans couldn't cl.-''t Labor Legislation To Bring Battle Among Senators times." "Hut i guess that was to be "\- pN'lcd. if a fellow never did tint MII: of thing before." he Mild. nltflB was doing "Hie belt I could" and he got along fine. In Hindu's, he consulted the pavlla- tm'ntarian. lie left his Job only once — lor a flve-inintilc smoke. Ken. t'^jit Lucas, n., III., held the- while he was gone. Illfflr worn » eonscrvuUve blni 1 Mill, white shirt, and bulo mm white lie. Now 01. he came In Wasmng-j lallon board In an effort to head tun in 1903 as it conRrcssiui.'i's oil' Republican plans for tough secretary. He's been here i vei'l anti-strike U'«Lslullon. Wagner of New York, A Democrat, to Seek Mild Amendment WASHINGTON, J| 1U . 4.— (UI'i — Ken. liobcri \t. Wagner, D., N. V.. father ,][ the Labor Relations Act, today proposed a new federal med- km Studies Palestine Crisis British Official Gets First Hand Data From High Commissioner LONDON. Jan. 4. (UP) -Forcicr Secretary Ernest Devin took A direct hand in the British government's efforts to settle the Palestine crisis today under growing public pressure for action. 'Bevin invited Gen. Sir Alan Cunningham, Palestine high connnis sioner, to a foreign office confer' cnce today, it was to be the com missloner's second major consult.a heir candidate lor president- Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg ol Michigan — because they coulrtn'i/ «vear in Ihc GOI' senators needed give Ihem majority control ->t he Senate. Also Vandenberg, like McKeliiir. is a sena lor-elect. Bifflc, who is one of Ihc closet 'fiends President Truman hns on Japitol Hill, found his work since, except for two years over- 1 •was during world Wiir I. In 19M lie was elected of the Democratic Senate, inaior- ily. Since 1945 he lias been src'.'C- lary of Ihe .Senate, His friends refer lo Ids oliicf. where Ihey frequently meet, us Bifflo'.s Tavern." And It is noteworthy Unit Ihi; dny afler President Triiuuin hi'- camc President, he drove lo Capitol Hill lo have lunch In Billies Tavern with his JK'uule cronies. Blfflc hn.s been the man rcpov't- ers saw when they wauled I.".'.' real inside informalion on what* the Senale would do. His new job will be executive director of the Democratic Podcy Comniillec—and some senators are predicting (lint DHIle still will "run the .Senate." 19-Degree Low Temperature Recorded Here Tin- temperature In Blythcville dropped to 19 degrees last night lo lie the previous low here for the season, but In other parts of the stale It was colder—much colder In Harrison where It was seven degrees nbovc- zero. 1,11 tie Rock reported IB degree* for a minimum, and Texarknna, 14 In the extreme Southwestern part o( ihe slalf. Port Smith had a low of eiphl degrees this morning, ami a maximum yesterday of 20. Snow fell here during (he morn- Faulty Aim by Drunks on Bus Saves 23 Terrified Passengers since he -arrived from the wrl eht, Ky., tion Holy Lind late yesterday .afternoon. Cunningham ta'ked for an hour and a half last night with colonial secretary Arthur Creech Jones. Government officials refused to indicate what course their conference took. Field Marshall Viscount Montgomery also attended the meeting. This was taken to indicate that emphasis was placed upon plans for halting the fresh outbreak of underground attacks in Palestine. Montgomery recently visited Jerusalem in bis capacity as chief of imperial general staff. TORTSMOUTH. O., Jan. .1. (Ul')4> —Two brothers from tlis hills 01 Kentucky faced charges of Jr. Lent and assault to kill today IU'MV. they allegedly went on n drunkci spree shot up a bus, bent ils driver v.'itli whiskey bottle and a pussrr.uer with a pistol bull. Their aim was faulty, liowvver, for none of (he 23 terrified passengers was injured I)-/ Ihc H shots with which they riddled HID bus. C. U Stillwcll, 34. Charlralor, W. Va., the bus driver, \v:is in serious condition. Uuvronc" steel. 25. Cincinnati, a pnssciricr, w.-vs struck on the hcnd and neck witu a plslot bull. The brothers Hobart G 25. and Ralph, 20, both or Farming Course Planned for Vets Vocational Classes To Start Tuesday For Group of 25 A:> Ihe lide of CiOP-sponwiie I strlkc-ronlrol bills begin; to llnoil congressional hopper^, Wagner nn- nounci'd liiu! |jo lilmM-K would Introduce kr.K'allon r> set up a Ihicc-niiin board v.IIIil.i Ihe l/iibur nt'pnrlini'iit with nulhorlly l<i fn- cllllalt' I lie settlement of Inbor- miiiiagi'inont tllsputes. He witrnfii tliu| "dniMic anti-labor le;.!lsliitlon"could only result 1:1 a "rcaclimiary era" similnr to the period following worhl War I. He said his bill would not oull'iw sullies, but would men ly set, up a board 10 encourage labor and uiim- ancnu>m in sctlln conlvoversle.s without work stoppages. Bui his liuccestior as Inhor coiu- mUlee chairman — sen. Robert A. Tall. [(.. O.—made It clear thai I he Ujnibllcrins have in mind much i'oniscr slilke-conirol leglsl'itlon. In a nationwide broadcast li'ml. light (Nl)Ci '['ail said Hint any lOP-sponsori'd bill would contain he main parts of Ihe Case Bill President Tiuninn vetoed lust year, Deluding provisions: 1. To iniike inbor unions liable In he courts for their conlrncU. W o discourage foremen's unions '31 lo outlaw secondary boycotts mill Hi lo set up mediation' niul arbitration machinery. Tnfl .Mild (hut he Intends to begin hearings on a labor ine»si)e without delay and that he expected ":invc It on (he Kcnatc fl(M)r before March 1. Hep. Francis Cast;. II.. S. !>., Indlcaled Hint. he. too, and flurries were reported.from LH.lle liock. Texarkana and somc oll>"r sections of the slate. The forecast, calls for fair and continued cold loniKlil. partly rloud.v and not 50 cold In West and North portions Sunday. The cold wave which gripped the nallmi trom coast to r.oasl was on Us wuy out loilay leaving the na- IIon's weather maps in a lo|>»y- turvy condition. At n, Worth. TL'X., where frost l\ unusual, the temperature live cleiii'.'es above /,oro this morn- hi"'. luul at Okliihoma City It hit eliihl below, nismarck. N. D., normally one of Ihe most frigid spots in Ihc milfoil, repoiicd a relatively wiuni III rbove. To\vi C'lv and DCS Molncs. la. reported IS ami IB degrees' below ?ero rrsii"cllvely and the lompera- lure ul Mollne.'lll. was 15 below. the $50,000 Tire Loss Reported In Cotton Plant COTTON PLANT. Ark., Jan. 4. 'UP)—Fire of undetermined origin destroyed the pane] mill of the Southwest Vcrrccr Company here wilh a loss estimated at $50.000. A quantity of finished products, glue and new equipment also was destroyed. N. Y. Stocks A T & T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper . ... Beth Steel Chrysler . Cocn Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward . N Y Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation . .. Republic Steel Radio .'... Socony Vacuum Ftudebakcr Standard of N J Richard , U K .Siccl 171 1-8 84 39 7-8 91 1-2 90 5-8 M4 . 35 7-8 . St . Gl 1-2 . 18 1-4 . 72 9 7-8 . 27 3-4 . 9 1-4 . 14 3-4 . 21 3-8 . 158 7-8 . 6 1-2 . 71 Eleanor Seeks Middle Course For Democrats WASHINGTON. Jan. -I. IIJP'.- The Union for Democratic Action met today to chart a middlc-covir.-e liberal program after hearing a plea from Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, lo ;>ul it in "simple words that j.'rrv- Ijocly can understand." Mrs. Roosevelt told a dinner meeting of the Union last night that the "Progressives" must draw up a irogram that is "clear and simple >o all the people will be able lo see that Ihese arc Ihc things we recognize as necessary." Former Priee Administrator Ch-s- ler Howies said the American liberal movement must steer clear of the reactionary extreme right and also from Communism at the cxlr'nv left. The place for the liberals is in Ihc Democratic Party—not in a third party, he said. UDA officials said thcv were 1011- cerned willi basic issues, rnlhur than with controversies of the hoar such as legislalive proposals. They .said they hope lo agree upon lon^- range principles and means of working for their goals. Other speakers at the dinner included former Housing Exp^di'ir Wilson W. Wyatt and Rciiihuld Niebuhr, chairman of the union. Faced with renewed violence ... Palestine and newspaper demands ior action, the government was trying to fix its policy on two ma ior issues: <1> The immediate question of breaking up Uic new outburst of attacks against British troops in Palestine by the Irgun Zvai Lciimi and sternist underground organizations. <2> A long-term pjgn to settle Ihe basic Palestine Irijjlblcs. Authoritative sources have, indicated the government is looking with growing favor upon a proposal lo partition Palestine into Jewish and fj;\ stales. apparently their drinking In Huntingl. Va. Stillwell at first refused them on his bus but they prom-1 Agriculture ised to behave. Near Ironton. o., the started n rumpus, and ytllhveil Mopped his bus to calm them down, when he started H rigalri, Hobart pulled a 'J'2. caliber automatic and lurched Ihrout'li iho bus. He pointed it against Htnt- well's temple, while Ralph ordcreu him to do as he was told. During Ihe next hour the bust went fast. Ihen slow then fast again. Then ihe pa-sscngers started screaming and Hobart slaricci •shooting. Bullets went into the floor, buck and roof of the bus. Four of them lodged in Ihc (Jriv- or's seat. Ralph then slu^sen Stlllwcll with the iiov.- empty whiskey bottle while Hobart .slugged Slccl. Several of the passengers, lea by two unidentified soldiers, rushed flic brothers and threw them off the bus. Deputy sheriffs pi^K- cd them up immediately. A training program in vocational agriculture will be opened for veterans Tuesday night, it wns -in- lounccd today by Superintendent, if Schools w,. B. Nicholson. The first class "meeting will be icld at 7:30 Tuesday nlghl In the building on the Uly- Ihevllle High School campus. A this mcctlng_ Ihe program will be explained and veterans rcfilslcivd Kni'ollment In this clnss will b( limited lo 25. Hiklrcd Bunch, Yarbro plamc ami yradtialc of the Universitte. of Arkansas and Wisconsin, wn servo as Instructor. Freeman RoS inson, vocational agricultural In slructor at Blylhevillc High Schoo will act as coonllnalor of the pro gram. Veterans wishing Infonna'.ioi about tlic program before cla.isc open have been roquesled lo con tact Mr. Robinson at Ihc Agrl-j culture ntilldlng. Byrd Expedition Plane is Missing Nine Men Unreportcd Sincc Dec. 30 Flight Over Polar Wastes planned to rc-hUrodi ice his bill In 43-Year-Old Farmer Sldys Elderly Neighbor Because He "Teased" Him SII.ER CITY. N. c., Jan. 4. IU.PJ—A 43-year-old farmer was held today on charges of clubbing liis 65-year-old neighbor to rioaln lo "hush up his mouth."' Police said the defendant Hurley Duncan, was accused of k'illliv; J.i T. Culberson. Duncan was quote.l by officers as saying he hit Culberson four limes with a stick because he had "leased" him, MiniHIiin,;. _ _ ... , . a a Winecoff Hotel Employe Held For Investigation ATLANTA. Ga.. Jan. 4.— IUP) — Dormnn Akc, 31, a former employee of the fire-razed Winecoff Holcl has been taken into custody booked on a charge of "suspicion-vagrancy," police revealed last night. Akc reportedly was working In A pantry on the second floor of the hotel. Police said that a man fitting his description was present during the Christmas Eve blaze at the Lanier Hotel in Macon, G^ Macon police revealed that an unidentified man got in Ihc way of fire-fighters until ),n war, blackjacked and removed from the hotel. Authorities arc due here to question Akc. Bribery Charge Preferred Against Two Detectives MEMPHIS. Tcnn.. Jan. 4. (UP) —Two veteran detectives were held Tinder SEOQO bond each loday. charged with accepting a $236 bribe from four Mississippians. The detectives, Inspector T. J. Hollohan and Lt. Thomas K. Riley. pleaded not guilty when arraigned in city court and were Jailed when they failed to produce bond. They were accused of accepting the bribe from Franklin Parks High Adams. Dill Johnson and H. C. Franklin after stopping the Mississippian's car to investigat whiskey in their possession. Dental Board to Conduct Examinations Next Week Applicants for dental licenses in Arkansas will take their examinations next week in Little Rock when the State lioiml of Uental ICxaminers will give the tests. ! Dr. prcri Child, president of the board, will givo the examinations. Leaving lonighl, be will return here next Saturday. Accepts Appointment The Rev. n. *\. Zimmcrtn ormcr missionary to nrazil, I icccplecl appointment to the ims- iotiary work of the Mlssissipp County Baptist church Associ.i- lon. He will speak at Ihe Mai.ila Baptist Church tomorrow mormnx II o'clock( for his first senuoi incc accepting the position. ARKANSAS—Fair and cnntUvi.r ••I l.iy :>(«! Four Accused Of 'Fixing of Butter Prices NF7W YOHK. .Ian. -1. (UP>~-U. S. District Attorney John P. X. M<> Oohey announced loday IIP had filed a criminal InformfiLion rif-nlnst Ihr Dairymen's League Cooperative Association, Inc., in Fctiernl CnuM. cliarpinR it and H.s officers with maniptil.ilinfi the price of butter on the Nnw York ircrcaiUilo exchange last month. The information, in addition to the teasrX. -itself, named Henry n. Rathhiin. president, and threo members of the orRani/4iUo»'s e ctiti^'o cojntniUe.c, Leon If. Clmpin. Undley Benson and Herbert Kcelcy. The ac'-ton was filed as a result of ?) federal investiRation into "breaks" m Ihr butter market during the riay-s immediately preceding the Christmas holidays, when prices went down ns much EI-S 10 cents a pound, recovered for a Lime, and then "br.ckp v again. the House within the next fuw ilnys. r 46 Farm Record Becomes f 47Goal Arkansas Extension Scryico Officials Confer in Lirrle Rock UTTUJ ROCK. Ark. .Ian. 4. iUI'1—Arkansas larnicr.s today lint! » new iron! -to at least ennui In 1011 production and oilier achievements iccordcd In the year Just past. According lo a report released here j-estcrdny by Aubrey D. Dales, associate director ol tlic Farm Extension Service of the University of A'.kansas. farmers in the .stale turned onl. a record high ol Kinall (Trains iin<! other winter cover crops in UJIIi. The fmurc was 1.227,000 ncre.s. or ul Iciisl aOO.CDn acres more than has ever licen previously reported planl 7 etl in '.viriler legumes tnul small prain. Pnrfher record "i)roduetjon.s \vere recorded in rice and soybeans; gardens were bflter and more numerous; larmers set up a planned feeder program for cattle: the finality of collon was .improved; and Iruit crops were more ahnndant than ever. Also. Cialp.s pointed onl. that the farmer bcllcred himself In a ntin:b:r ol ways. He Irarned more about conservation, lie gained improved inaikclini; ranlitlcs an<l more comlorlable liviiu; conditions. More than 3.5f)t>.OC>0 quarts ot food were canned on Arkansu.s tarms in Ifl-lG. the report concluded, and s(»mc :i nti[) lartn \vomcn in extension .^ervic-e schools turncfl out almost 2.i.(;0f) \\'oolen fianncnls. I'.V II. I UuUrtl I'rws Stuff Correspondent ABOARD THE U. S. S. MT. OLYMPUS WITH HYHD EXPEDITION, Jan. 4. — (UP!— Rescue, crews searched the Antarctic wtisli's loday for a giant Navy Mariner paliol plane which has been missing from the Byrd Expeditionary Force since Dec. 30. The plane curried four officers niul five enlisted men. It look off from Its mooring alongside the seaplane tender, I'lnc Island, the mqrnlng of Dec. 30 for an exploratory, flight over Ells worth Land In tlic South pplnr Region. It was to have returned thi same afternoon, but no radio re port hud bcrn received since two hours alter the lakeoff. The Navy held out hope thn the plane managed a safe landing In the Ilelllngluiuscn Sea. Hear Ail in. Richard Cruzen. tnsl force commander, said that If .tin plane wns forced down on an Ice pack Its nine-man crew had "bet tcr than a flfty-flfty clinnco" fo a sale landing. He said It was not "alarming that no radio report, had been re celvcd because Ihe atmosphere Ii Polur latitudes often blanks a' radios. Officers aboard were Capt. Hen ry II. Cnldwcll, Alexandria. Va U. (Jg) William if. Kcariis. Jr Boston, Mass.: Lt. (Jgi Ralph i Lcblnnc, 31. Martlnvllle. la., an Ens. Maxwell A. Lopez. Newpor R. I. Other crew members were avia (Ion Machlnlsl't; Male 1-c Frederic W. Williams, Huntlngton. Tcnn Aviation Radioman 3-c James I Robblns. San Diego, cnllf.; Avia lion Machinist's Mate 2-c Wllliai O. II. WHIT. Reading, PH.; Chle Photographer's Mate Owen ML Cai'ly. Sonoma. Calif.; uiid A lion Radioman 1-c Wendell K Hentlcrsln, Portsmouth. Va. 8-Year Old Girl Dies When Fire I : Destroys Home Father and Mother In Hospital Here With Serious Injuries ma Kay Wntkius, einht- yeur-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Walking of near Slccle, Mo., w«s burned to ilcalli and !icr father wtis scrirnisly injured when their home was destroyed hy fivo Intf liiNl nlijlit. . .;;;,' Mrs Walklns, 3li, w»s also • buriral In Ihe lire. Both psir.ntK were removed In Wills Hospital vvliero lhis murrilnc Sir. WatklnsC. 38. .vus reported In poor condition wllli second degree burns.of the feel, hands, arms, chest;-bat" and fact*. ..;_':. .^~ The condition of Mrs.'-Watkins,who suffered second degree burns of the feet ant! shouuders, wa* given as isood. . ..... •".'.'• Funeral amingemenu for tho fatally Mimed jilrl are incomplete as yet. .The body is at the German nderluklng Co.. In Slcele. Seven Children itoipt • Mr, and Mrs. Watkliis haye.sey- olher children, all of whom es- ><M from the flro uninjured. Tlic re was believed to have : originated the kllclicn from an overheated ovo. The Iwp-story house, located ve 'miles cast of Btcele, was dc- royed. ."''." The fire, which began .about 11 clock lust night, was well imder- ay before pnrsons returning from nearby baskclball game saw the. | aincs aii,| reached Ihc scene.. ••• - ntimidalion ChargePreferred Beta Sigma Phi's to Make 'Woman of the Y^or' Award Strike Violence Followed by Court Injunction Burde,tte Woman Dies Suddenly; Conducted For the first time, Blythrvillo is to have a "Woilian ol Ihc Year'. Patterned after the plan of 'he Junior Chamber of Commerce, inaugurated several years ago to se ~ Iccl an outstanding young man ' or bestowing this honor upon him- lnc Bela Sigma Phi's two local cli.ip- tcrs have decided lo have such a program each year. Different from that of thr Jav- cees will be the not age limit *'itli the men not allowed to exceed 33 years of age while the "Woman of the Year" may be any age above 21 years. The "Woman of the Year" will be selected both on qualification* of service to Ihe community within the past year and leadership :diilil y. il u .1.: :ilinriun. i-'l. HENTON, Ark.. Jan. I.—(UP) — A temporary restraining order prohibiting picketing was Issued yes- Irrtiay after violence llnrcil Into the open in Ihe nine-day strike at Owosso Manufacturing Co. here. Saline County Chancellor Sam W. Garraft isMicd the order atler MX CIO pickets were lined on charges of assault and battery and disturbing Ihc peace. They were alleged lo have attacked a non, The public is being invited 'o send j • s ", i !< i "S "nploye. 1 In names of selected entries. :,loi^ . f -"' r ™'t- >cl Jan. :?:i as the dale tor a hearing (o show cause wliv Ihc Injunction should not be made permanent. The order was isr.ucd against members ol Ihe Furniture Workers Local No. 1!68. a CIO affil- latc. Thr strike begun last Dec. 2 when union and management were with qunltflcalions if i>ossib!c, and n Secret Committee will make me choice. An open contest, members -u' ih,' two chaplcrs of this sororily also arc eligible, as well as other women of Blythcville. With Jan. 15 the final dat^ lor entries, the winner will be announced Immediately following decision of the judges. She will be honored at a bantf-iel to be given by this sororilyX Iwo chapters here in celebration of V;ii- cntlnc Day. at which time a plaque is to be awarded. Names of entries shoiild be mailed to "Woman of Year C'onlcsl," care of Courier News, and lhis paper will lurn the unopened letIrf: riVi-r U) 111'' •qion'^itr. unable [o agree on basic \vngw and a dues check-off feature of the proposed new contract. Two Georgians He.ld For Beating Witness Before Grand Jury ncn , yh Ga., Jan. 4. a)lei«dly (UP)-TWo i beat a" Funeral services for Mrs. Orcnc' Joe McCain of Bitrdellc. who died .eslerday of a gunshot wound which officers indicated was self- inflicted, were conducted this af- crnoon In the Cobb Funeral Home. Burial was in Elmwootl Cemetery willi the Rev. L. G. Miller, 'pnsto'r of Ibc Baptist Church at New Liberty, officiating, she was 32. •Death occurred at 10 o'clock yesterday morning, about 30 minutes after Mrs. McCain was wounded In Vhc chest by a bullel from a .38 caliber plslol. investigating officers reported. Kamily troubles prompted the act. officers Mrs. McCain menl witness, James Bradley Verner," 58 and his brother, Tom, 28, were to be arraigned before U. 8. Commissioner J. T. Middlebrook' later."today. Mlddlebrook said the men were arrested on a complaint sworn nut by Edwin J. Poltz. agent in chnrgo.of the Atlanta FBI Office, who was pivcn details of the beat- Ing several days ago by an Atlanta N'eero delegation. The Negro witness. 18-year-old Golden 1,-vmar Howard,, was 'allegedly beaten by the Vorncr brothers and "various other .persons" unknown lo tho federal aljthdtitics. The alleged bailing look pl»:e -at Monroe, near the lynching'scene, on or about Jan. 1. The federal complaint against the Verners alleccd that they "unlawfully, wilfully and knowingly conspired and agreed with each other and with various other (unknown) psrsons 1 ' to injure Howard because of his apptjarancc before the grand jury. The P3I s aid that Jaraes Verner Minuted beating Howard but said Verner claimed he '«d it to sJittc an old personal grudee. A .38 caliber pistol and a German luger was found in James' room at Gratis. On . when the brothers were arrested. Tom verncr was on leave from military service and was under orders lo report back to Fort Bring. N. C., Monday. Howard showed un in Atlanta Ihe day after his alleged beating. Under the auspices of c. A. Scott Negro newspaper publisher, lie "related an account ot how the two lieu came to the ice plant where he worked and beat him mercilessly for refusing to diyulge what 'ic told the grand jury. The graiid jury had investigated for three "weeks the recent lynching of two Negro men/and Iheir wives by a mob in Wallon County. On Dec. 19. however, the jury announced that il had been unable lo identify members o the mob, and did not return diclmcnts. is said. survived by her husband. Howard McCain; three children. Royce Havis, Nancy and Charles Howard: her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Huberl cole ot Burdettc: and five sisters. Mrs. Clyde Sexton of I_,»xora, Mrs. Jason Jones ol near Luxora. Mrs. Eddie B. David ol niytheville, Miss Bonnie Pole of Memphis anrt Mrs. Miss Millie Jean Cole of Luxora. N. Y. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. open . 3:!9S . 3243 3098 . 2787 high low 3316 3203 3258 G239 3UJ 3095 "SOU U787 •y?fir; -17S-1 close 3308 3247 3100 2802 Gardner Infant Buried Services Tor the infant son o Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Gardner, 119 East Ash. were held at 11 o'clock this morning at Cobb Funera Home with the Rev. p. H. Jernigan pastor, of tho Calvary Baplis Church, officiating. Burial was Ii Sandy Ridge Cemetery. An only child, the Infant was bom dead a Blythcville Hospital at ll:3o yes Iciflav mornin;-; in Officials Stress Early Buying of Auto Licenses LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. Jnn. -1 (UP)—AiKausa.s motorists today were requested to buy their v«hi c\r. license tags early tills month and avoid the lasl-minutc rush. Frank Clancy, heart of the Moto Vehicle Division of tho State Revenue Department, announced yes terday that departmental office all over the state would remain op en on Saturday afternoons through out January is order to sell 11 censes. N. O. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. 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