The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 13, 1947 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVTLLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST VOL. XLI1I—NO. 240 Blythevllle Daily Ne*c Blythevllle Courier ARKANSAS AND SOUT1IKABT MISSOURI BlythevUle Herald Mississippi Valley leader HIATHKVihLK, AKKANSAH, MONDAY, JANUARY i:i, I'.MY Court Affirms Death Sentence For Mena Slayer North Dakota Felon Must Pay With Life For Slaying Cab Driver LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 13. (UP)—Thc Arkansas Supreme Court loUay upheld a Polk County Circuit Com L derision decreeing dcalh in tlic electric chair for 10-ycar- ()1<I Vollic Bill Bates foi- the slaying of a Menu taxicab driver l!i. L L June 22. Oov. Ben Laney will set the dale 01 execution. The opinion was written by Associate Justice Eri F. McFnrtdin who said he could find no reversible cJrors in the lower court trial. Bates was convicted for the brutal shooting of Thomas Lcc Dusan on a lonely road near Mena but pleaded self defense. The stale said Bates called a laxicab in Menu to take him to DcQui'en. Accompanied by Mils. Billy Edwards. Dugan answered the call. Mrs. Edwards testified that attcr the trio started toward DeQuccn, Bates changed his mind and directed the driver over country roads. She said thai on a lonely road Bates requested Dugnn io step so he could spot landmarks alony the road. When the driver became cm Ions he climbed Irom the vehicle and walked back to his pns- Eenger. Woman Witnesses Slaying Mrs. Edwards said she heard mumbling and then a shot. Du- gnn stumbled back to the cab with Bates in pursuit who fired four more shots into Dugnn's body. Bates was capuircd next day afler he attempted to use the taxi to escape, forcing Mrs. Edwards to accompany him. He told officers he had ju.rt been released Irom a North Dakota prison and wanted the taxi to escape after committing a crime in Mena. In other action today, the Supreme Court affirmed n Howard County Circuit Court decision under which the M. K. Ooclz Brewing Co. failed to receive a judgment for 51,547 from J. B. «ill of Camdcn. The Him alleged that the money was due on sales made by it to the Tax Sales Co. of which Hii; was a partner. Prohis Win Decision The court also ruled that no subdivision ot a county which has ... voted "dry 1 :.can hold-a separate vote on the wet and dry'Issue. Tlic decision upheld the Crawford County Circuit Court in prohibiting the county judge from seltin" ,1 date for a local option election l:i Ward 1 of Van B'uren. In its decision, the court said "once a county has voted dry, no sub-division of the county can have a separate vote on the wet and dry issue independent of a coiintvmde vote." The court stated there-was nothing in Initiated Act No. t of inn that repealed portions of the Thorn • Liquor Law of 1035. Under tlic Thorn measure such an election must be countywide. The initiated act reduced the number jf signatures necessary to call a ioeet option election from 35 to 15 ,icr cent of the qualified voters of a county Crawford County voted dry in June. 1944. Pern i scot Cotton Yield Goes Above 100,000 Bales The cotton crop in I'cmiscotj County, Mo., during this scimou far surpasses the last season's crop with 101,114 bales gin::cu prior lo Dec. 13. The 1945 crop had netted nrly 38.353 bales up lo the same dalo a year ago. Mississippi County's yield, based on Instest figures, is near 200.00 bales r>nd final jcporls may show a figure near 215.000 bales. CAA Investigates Three Accidents Involving Planes 25 Die in Crashes; Pilot Failure Blamed For Florida Tragedy Veteran's Death Is Investigated Victoria Man's Body Found in His Home Hours After Tragedy M. C. Patterson. 21- year- old World War veteran of Victoria, wns found dead this mcrnin^ nl his home, apparently a victim of a self-lnflicled wound. A verdict of suicide wns pronounced by Justice of Peace Richard Thomas of Luxorn. serving as coroner, with no formal inquest held. Found lying on Die floor across his double-barreled shotgun, a note wns nearby . Thc body was discovered by his wife. Mrs. Alberta Patterson, upon her return from tlic home of Mr. nnd Mrs. James Wolvcrton. also of Victoria. 17 miles southwest of •Blythcvillc. In thc nolc, written in two parts, lie absolved everyone ol blame; told his mother and dad hot to worry, asked his wife to be brave. Handwriting of the note was identified by a brother-in-law. W O. Moore, who said Ihe familj knew no reason for the trnijedy. Discharged from the Army h December, 1915. he was ma'niec Jan. 5. of last yejir. Employed by the gin al Victoria it was said he was in cood spirit-' last night when he left his wife at the Wblverton home, where she remained overnight to assist ii nursing nn ill member of the family. Because of the condition of tin body, it was believed Ihc chnrge which entered thc lower right sidi of thc chest and lodged agalnsi the back, was fired Kbcul 12 hour before the body was discovered a 8:30 o'clock this morning. Funeral arrangements were in complete today noon with service expected tb be held Wcdnesda; Swift Funeral Home of Osccola i in charge. He leaves his wife, his parents Mr. and Mrs. John M. PaUersoi also of Victoria; three brothers Anderson Patterson of Kuin Ala Franklin Patterson of Lake. Miss and Monroe Patterson of Victoria and lour sisters. Mrs. Carl Wash burn and Mrs. Ralph Palton o Keiscr .and •Mildred and Mar Alice Patterson of Victoria. Investigation was mndc by Shcr William Bciryman and Dcpu Dave Young, ud Young nn. Cliff Cannon. Gandhi Visits Strife-Torn Bengal Village KARPARA, India. Jan. 13. (Ui'i - Mohandas K. Gandhi, barefoot despite two blistered and bandaged Iocs, walked ' through lliis strife-scarred East Bengal village yesterday along a flow-strewn path while hundreds of men. women and children sang the Hindu chant. •Radium, praising ihe God llama It was the sixth day of Gandhi's trek enough the villages in search of harmony between Hindus and Moslems—the prcjccl which he cnlls Hie greatest experiment he ever has undertaken. Gandhi left thc village of Lam- char al 7:30 a.m. Sunday and walker thc mile nnd a half to Kjirpara in 30 minutes He has walked barefoot, .for three days bc- cr-iisc of the blisters on his leet Women jostled along the narrow trail and children called him "grandfather" and laughed at his cheerful jests. Whenever he paused people crowded close to him to put tlic ceremonial, circular Hindu dot on his forehead and throw garlands of Ilowcrs around his neck. Gandhi stopped frequently to inspect the ruilicd houses in this villsge where 2.2BD Hindus and BUU Moslems make their home. Last October 42 persons were killed In fighting between the 'Hindus and Moslems and 102 houses were burned. Many of bath failhs were forced under torture to change Iheir religion. iff lies Stern Curfew Invoked After Haifa Bombing J'.Y EMAV SIMON Unilrd Press Staff Cnrrrspiindcii JEHUSALEM. Jan. 13. (UP|_ British aulhorilie.s imposed n loin eurfcw on lhc port city of Half loday while hunting the Jcwis underground member who blew u the police station, killing fo'.u Po licemen and iiiji;rii, g |' 00 Britisl Jews and Arabs. Police gunfire was heard inter mi'.tcntly through thc night as pa trols searched thc port. Aoproxi matcly 100 were detained for ones lioning. The explosion at dusk Sundn was believed the work of thcSlcr ^ang. H w; , s a C | aring b]o n . fust major incident in Haifa an wiped out any ideas that a secret lu"™ '""' bCCn .f cciar «' "i PAlcs- G ^.''" c " cc ""'t t"c militant stern '-••"ig v,as responsible included anonymous telephone call n<Talcm. l '" S ™"^°^ A wornntr^ I By United I'ress) Civil Aeionaullcs Aulhority offi- als loday blamed "pilot fullurc" or one of three plnnc crashes Hint illed 25 persons Sunday and cic- ied Hint failure of n rndlo beam I Winslon-Salem. >N. C.. was rc- lionslblc for one of lhe accidenls. Eighteen persons died when u win-engine Eastern Airlines plnnc. ist over lhe Blue Ridge Monn- <iiis, trashed in n rainstorm near alax. va. Five parsons were killed •hen two private planes collided •line nttnmpting n landing al thc Ilami ,F'ln.. Avinlion Center nlr- ort. Two airiorcc flyers were killed •hen their nrmy phtnc crashed car Coron. Pin. Names of lhe end were temporarily withheld. Civil aeronautics; investigations csned the Miami crnsh on the act that one of the pilots nltempt- d to land n B ainsl n red lii lashed by Iho control tower The >lanes collided 100 feet in thc nir "d fell on n runway. Cailsc of the second Vloridn crnsh Nervy Rescues Six of Nine Men Lost After Antarctic Plane Crash lly 11. I). ()l ! l<:t; I'nili'd I'n-ss Staff ('inicHiitiiidfiil AUOAKl) USS MT. 01,YAIl'i:s with liynl Anlmvlk' Kx- IK'diliun, ,Jiin. 13.—Thu skill ol tluiir Jioslon pilot phi; plenty of hick mid t.'(Jlll'UK'e, was mutilcd lodny for tlio sul'- ivnl ot six Niivy iiil'incii whoso |)| im( < oxploih'd ()V ov tlio csoliilo Antiirctic wastes two wrH<s n^o. The six, only one of them serl-+ .' . ously injured, were plucked Ironi |,, ,, s . „,„ :lrsl A , u ,,,lcnn over lhc Icy polar slopes ycslenlny nnd k.iled on ihe Antarctic continent. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ' vns being soiiRht in an invcslign- 1011 bv Army nnd civil Aeronau- ics officials. Names of Ihc ciend ere b2ing withheld pending noli- icalion of next of kin. The GAL, airliner wns CO i iff Us course when it crashed nnri .ddlc nickcnbaekcr. president ol Eastern, said the Winston Salcu ange was not working al 2-30 i.m.. aboul lh c lirnc Ihc crash oc curred. However. S. A. Kemp, regional idiiiinlslnuor of the OAA a( Atlanta, said tlic absence of the rn- iio be.'irn nt Winston-Salem did lot contribute to the Eastern Air- ines cr.nsh. Two Die nn First Flight "The Winslon-Salem beam was only a lo:al beam and wouldn't invc been of much value anyway," Kemp said. William Ellis Kcyes. 25-year-old C.reat Lakes scanmn making his 'irst flight. WRS lhc sole survivor of lhc EAL crash. He wns pulled from the burning wreckage of thc Sec CKASIIKS on P» KC 5 flown back lo their ship—the sen- plane tender Pine Island. Uut letl behind In frown graves were Ihe bodies of lhri> crew-members who died In (he crash. Aboard thc Pine Island, (lie six survivors told n dinnmtlc slory ol how Ihey buttled Ihc eternal wind and cold and fog of the Antnrcllc lo come through alive. "God wns wllh us." said Lt. (J.B.I Wlllliim H. Kcarns. .Jr.. the pilot ol Ihc Ill-fated plans. Ills five fellow survivors agreed with him. The death of their ihrce comrades dimmed lhc Joy of lhc Pine Island crew nt the rescue. SUM, till: sailors pressed forward eagerly to grip thc tired, hungry but grinning sui'vlvc.'1-x by n, c h-iiid. Filial Ililcs Conducted III memory of those left behind, all n board ihe pine Island stood bareheaded lo thc sound of laps— Ihe Navy's call to icsl for Ihe three young men who perished on Icy slopes near Ihe bollom tip of Ihe world. I'Yoin Iheir bunks on lhc plane tender, the survivors lold the grim story of ihe burial of their Ihrce It has not yet been determined whether the Navy will nltempl lo lly Iheir bodies homo or lei I hem -<'-M 111 their Iroxcn graves. The dend me Ensign Maxell l-'ipiv, ol Newport. K. I., tin. III- liiii'd plnncs' navlgnlor nnd ser- "iid pilot; Avlnllon Machinists Male l-c l-'rcdcrick Warren Wll- llams or [lunllnitton, Tenn., the ri'i-w chief: and Aviation llndio- mnn a-c Wendell K. llrndersmi ol l'.>ilMnouth, Vn., (he indloiunn. Hesldrs Kenrn.s, oilier survivors WIT C:i]il. Henry II. Cnldvvell of Nmllifolk, Va., Ihe skipper of Iliu I'lue Island wlm wenl on llu> un- loiluiinlu !ll«ht just, for Ihe ride: I.', llnlph !>. I.eblalli: of si. Mar- UiiM'ille. 1,11.; Aviation Radioman 3-r .James H. linbbins ol Kan Dleijii. Ciilif.: Aviation MachinlMs Mate ?-c William R 11. Winr of Heading, t'n., nnd Chief Photographer's .Mate Owen McCarthy of Sonoma. U'blnnc wns Ihe mily one of Ihe survivors who wns seriously Injured. He rode In a sled when his oiimrndes Ireked across the Antarc- Sl-i' NAVV HICM'UKK on 1'uin- :i WarProfitProbes r race Senate Committee Chairman Offers to Restrict Activities WASHINGTON, jnn. i:t. <U,;M — Chninnan Owen I3rewsler. u.. Ic.. offered lodny lo limit r'uuirn Refuses To Stop Second Trip to 'Chair' WASHINGTON, Jan. 13. (UP) — The U. S. Supreme Court in clashing 5 to 4 decision today condemned Willie Francis, 17-yenr-olt Ncsro, to return to thc Louisiana clcclric chair that failed lo execute him last May 3. Thc majority held that Ihe Stale of Louisiana will violate no constitutional guarantees and inflict cntcl and unusual Punishment bj elcclrocutins the convicted youni; murderer even though thc "chair ffilcd to work properly on the first try. Kill Ihc minority said two separate applications of current to a condemned man would amount lo "cruel and unusual punishment' which should b= prevented untie the constiltion. Otherwise, tfic minority said, a slate could repealed!-, inflict non-mtnl shocks to :i person and thnt would be a form o torture "like burning al tlic .stake' The minority wanted lo rcluri the case to the Louisiana court." and have them determine whctnci any ciirrenl actually entered Fran cis' body on Ins first trip lo u,e CllAil. The vole of Justice Pclix •Frankfurter settled Francis' fate. Frank furlcr said that his personal view were with the minoiily. Hut h voted with the majority bccaus he said the Supreme Cotlll has I riKhl to interfere with • state's insistence on its pound o flesh." an at 10 in Jc- Funeral Rites Tomorrow For Arthur Lee C hitman Services will b-> held tomorrow afternoon. 2 o'clock, at Cobb hlin- err.1 Home for Arthur Lee (Jhil- mon. fanner, who died Thursday at his home near Clear UiKe community. He wns 44. ^Thc .Rev. L C. Ramsey, pastor ol Full Gospel Church, will conduct services with burial at Ehnwood C.'' uii'li'-i'v. said The explosion, ^mg David Ho worst since Ihc el in Jerusalem lhc Jewish a truce. Gnrion, chairman 01 Agency Executive, for N. Y. Stocks T Tobacco A T Arncr Anaconda Copper Belli Slccl ....... '.'. Chrysler ....... Coca Coin .'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. Gen Eleclrlc ...... '.'. Gen Molors ....... '. Montgomery Ward N Y Central ....... Inl Harvester ...... North Am Aviation Republic steel Radio ........... .]. Socony Vacuum .'.'.'. Studebakcr Standard of N J Texas Corp ..... '.'.'. 170 3--1 81 :w oo 86 3-.I H<i 3j 3-t 52 3-< 5V 1-2 10 1-3 70 0 3-4 2<i 1) 7-3 115-8 13 1-4 07 58 i; I-:: Annual 4-H Club Banquet Planned In South Missco Champion rural boys and gir! of South Mississippi "County wi be honored Thursday night whe thc annual 4-H Club banquet wi be given al Osccola by the Missis sippi County Farm Bureau. A Minilar affair wns given her Friday night by the bureau fo North Mississippi County chain pious and club ofliccrs. Tlic O.sceolii affair will be al SI Baptist Church annex, bcginnin at ^ o'clock, if, was announced b John E. Grain, president of th hosl group. P.-ojcct champions have been lectcd from records siTornlllcd field crops, cotton, beef calf, con sow and litter, fat pigs, clolhhi food preparation, caunrhg and rooi improvement. H. C. Knappenbcrgcr. sccrctar of thc farm bureau, will nwar some of the prizes and Mayor Be P. Butler ol Osccola is to a war the champion prizes. . Reports of the project work wi -e made by the South 'Misslssipp Counly extension agents. The County Council of Soul Mississippi County Home Dcmot slrnlion clubs wil! who arc expected serve thc In nttrnd. Peonage Feared If Tariff Slashed Farm Leaders Show Concern Over Plan to Import Commodities 'ork of the Semite War Invjsll- nting committee to profitcci-iiE id corruption in wnr coutrncts. His offer wns made lo win over Jcmocrats nnd some Republicans vho oppose continuation of thp pccinl committee on grounds thnt ongressioiml reorganization lot provide for it. Tlic Geiiatc Republican inin«ttee A nYeamvhlle rcconit: d to all GOP senators thn Vnr InvcsllRaling Coininillc onlinucd for one yenr nnd liiinll Business Committee ighl months. A Republican e. crcncc will setllc the Issue lo- uornnv. Brcwslcr lold Ihe Senntc nrriral ervice committee that he Intend:d to confine thc War Investlg-u- ng Committee's activities inosi'ly o war contracts nnd oilier rulers involving contracts of t.'ic irmed services with civilian ilies. Chairman Chan Gurney. R.. s., .. of the Armed services C'o'n-' nittcc said Brewslcr had ollerecl leave any invesligalions of U.S. icciipation activities for thc arm^d services group. Brcwslcr also promised not to nvadr the Alined Services Com- iniltce's Jurisdiction on disposal ol surplus war properly. Gurney .said his croup did not make any coimiiitnienl.s to B'rc'.v- •ilcr or make a final decision on whether it would .support conlinu- alion of the Wnr Investigation Committee. Gurney said members of me Armed Services Committee "undoubtedly wilt make many trips' lo study activities and policies o! our armed forces abroad. WASHINGTON. Jnn. lit.—(Ul'i —Hcprcscnlalivcs c>f Wcslern nn( Southern slnles charged loday thnl 'urther reductions In tariffs or 'arm products and minerals would >rlng widespread peonage lo Amcr- ca. , Their ntigry slalemcnls came a- he aflministrallon starled Hie firs ound or its figlil to lower Inrtffi .undreds of commodities Inin its reciprocnl Irndc pro- sup- French Premier Gets Quick Caii To Visit London illc hearings not 'undtrwaj the committee on re^ipro Inrormalion on thn may ho itii-lutietl In sweeping nev lower-tariff agreements with 1 other nations. Thc sessions bCBan amid a cnl to battle by opponents of tarlf cuts on nirm products nnd nun cnils. Ralph \v. Moore, rcpie.^enllnfi' the Texas stale commissioner of agriculture. culled on Northern farm commissioners lo Join the South in bi'.ltling against rcduc- | lions. He .said Ihe proposed cuts would ''destroy the purchasing power of thc American fanner'' by letlim; in a Hood of foreign products thai would cut deeply Into tlic traditional home markolH. The result, ;aid, may .see American larm- crs finished do«n lo Ihe level of "low-priced peon labor." Sen. ciroige w. Miilonc, II.. Nev.. iai'Kivl Hun. low Iniiffs iilrrady had placed the mlnlni; Industry "on the block of Asiatic and Knr- opcun low-wnsi: liviiij; .standard nations." Moore said .Southern farm commissioners would lit tend ihe hearings lo oppose further tariff ic- ducl.ioiis. Texas, he s.'iid, wants lo know uhy (lu- luivcrnmcnl bus pro- po.':e<l lower tariffs on foreign l:r;ipr-rj uit uhile Texas M lowers w:ilcli Hie. "Ki-fitlest crnp of citrus frurls in hisloiy (-olDK I'l rot on the frees. 1 ' TWO HcrmonHalc Men Suffer Gunshot Wounds .awyers to Argue JMW-LewisCase En Washington U. S. Supreme Court Will Hear Arguments By Counsel Tomorrow WASHINGTON, Jan. IH—IUP1 — Vlth the nnllon facing niiolher I strike deadline lu only II iccks. the. legal tmlllo between Ihr. lulled Mine Workers (A!-'l,l nnd ho government reaches n show- own before Ihe .Supreme Court oinoi row. UMW Chleflnln John [,. i.cwls ms nfki'd ihe eourl lo cancel con- einpt convictions niinlnM himself md his union nnd fines of f[i,!ilO.- !CII. 'the lines were Imposed when -I'wl.s failed to obey thc uovern- neiifs Injunction rcslrnliilni! I tin JMW from striking [n Ihe. i:ov- irnmcnl-operalcd mines Insl N'v ember. Oovcrnmrnl niuj union allor- u'.vs, watched closely in; members if tin 1 labor-conscious Kepubllcnn- :cnlrolled Congress, will piesrnl mil iirr.umeiil.s lo lhc court. The union charged. In llllng rltfs Hnlurdny. Ilial ihe pnnlsh- nent handed down by Kcdcrnl b:e T. Alan Godsboiniii'h was a •(•suit of "public hystcrlii nnd poll Icn] expediency." The union con- ended dial UK- governmeiil was no dllferenl thnii prlvnle hx.iliy mil Is prohibited rrom oblnlnlng eslrnlnlng orders by Ihe Norrls- LiiGimrdla null-Injunction net. The government maintained on Ihc other hand, (hat Inn principal •|iiesllon before the court Is whi'lh- ^r Lewis l.s guilty of contempt In refusing lo obey Cioldsboroligh's I'der lo delay the strike. H was mil likely Ihnl Lewis would npnimr In court. The CIO and the Nallonul Lawyers Chilld have lined nn In support of Ix;wii;. Lewis' flghl wllh Ihe government x'Bim Oct. 'i\ when he linked Secretary of Interior J. A. ICrug lo discuss the government's alleged failure lo abide by lerins of Ihe Krug-Lewls contract, (if Mny al) when Ihe govci-ninenl seized Ihe nines to end n 59-day .strike. Lewis said lhc conlrncl rcmilrcd govcrnmcnl discussion of cerlaln provisions and If no ngrecniciH was reached, either parly could inr- mlnntc the conlrncl. Krtig rtls- iigrccd nnd Lewis tar lermlnallon of col Nov. 23. The, gbvi Arkansas Legislature Opens Amid Fanfare; Hectic Session Looms I.ITTLK HOOK, Ark., Jim. 13. (U-P!)—Mo'mbo'ra of^tll ArkituHHs Cicii<;i-«l Ansumbly oiiened'thbir. 56tli'se-i'sion'at ]i(»)ii todny iitnid Uii! usual rtinfiii-c but- behind the scrlies llic inviiiukcrs in holli hOnsoH were jbckviug' for On line side, legislators seeking support rioiis schemes "lo save the stale" and on Iho oilier were men wllh nn eye on the taxpajer and his purse slrlnitH. i l''nre tilreuunus'SrMlim Many serious matters nrc ccr- Inln ui receive consideration dur- ng Ihe session wllh ihe future of Arkansas cducnllon nl slnkc. also lhe, closely iclalcd prublcin of |>ro- uullcr hlnhways in bolh the Male hlc.hwny system and Ihe. sci:- 'mdniy Kinds which are under the Jurisdiction of the county Judiics of offlclnls -v<l |Jr |, c „[.,!,,_ -( ' ''."..' I'''.' >porl for TO. Ccnn|i ; ,' 0 rccclvc auen -' t on Is the bluer fight .raging over the Stale Hospital for. Nervous Diseases which has.been torn for weeks because of disunity within tlic bonid of control nnd the loss of bolh Iho fuipcrlntcndciii of the HiNtilnllon nnd its board chairman «s a result .Of internal', friction, which since it has :b*cn. brought Rest's in Hawaii 'dor. -Judsc Ool<lsbor order which wns IRnorci Lewis was cited for contenfpt and ordered to trial. OoUlsboroiiBli lined Hie union $'J,fi<XI,000 mid Lewis SIO.OOO utter a 10-dlly trial bi'lilnnnlK'Nov. K. Three days later Lewis called off the. .slrlKTT so Ihe Supreme Court could be "free from public pressure" in considcr- IIIK the union's uppcnl. inlo the open resulted in an Inves- tlunllon by the PulaskI Grand .Jury. . ti ., • _'. > A legislative Investigation for the institution looms ns almost certain, nnd nl thc sum u time tlio lawmakers nrc coiiKtdcrlng nn Inquiry into the sintc. Department, of Education. Mure ItoaU Furifa Sought ". . OMulorcst to stntc off let: Vv and the tnximyerfi loo,, I S ' the probable vcurec of funds for lltianclng new highway construction, for -providing better- schools, nnd for expand-; Ing ncllvltlcs of the 'State Rcsouff- es nnd Development commission and oilier stntc agencies.-Including-.' Iho ainlp Police Deparlmcnl which hns been criticised for'Its' refusal- lo keep n close eye on gamblers, particularly n club in 'St."Pra'ht!'is County, home of Btntc PollcVbi-' I rcclor Jack Porter, nnd In 'Hoi Spi'lnijs, where QI candidates, wieslcd control Irom officials'who hnd tin- backing of Mnyor Leo P. l.nughlln of Hoi Sprlnga. • •-•As the New Dcnl tcjofc "pyer 'itf unrlniul Counly the gnmblcrs closed shop, at least temporarily, and lhe ,«nme Indies nrc reported to linve, been followed in St. Francis County and father 'hof , spots "in the slate. - - - - •. .. Bolh the Arkansas 'Senate ii\iU' tlic House held liiclr ppening for- noon today. I tithe Sen- nle unit the Home held their opening formalities" at noon today. In thp senate J. )U. f Shaver : of • Wynne,, lieulenant governor for t i lhe pnst two bBMJons. turned Vhp eiicrnl cieornc C '?iiiishnU. lhc «avcl: over fc/*f»«tiii»n><}oydori >of •• •|uw Si'crelnry of state, Ih giccKd Morflllofi',''ii''ai, and lhe''teha'tQr5 iy his wife upon lif.s arrival nt then turned lo (he s«|ectioh'-'op-ii flcknm Field, iinwnil.'en route lo president pro tdin lii liial b'rancii WnshlngUjn from Cliltin. ac.irrni, of the 66th Geticrftl Auembly "!'"'" Unrshlll disclosed Unit he Inlends In lhe.House Rep; Jict Maclfcn lo slny n few dnys In Hnwnll. (Ni3A cntled the rcpreseritallves to order nndio-Tclcpholo.) ' '" ' ' " ' FADIS. Jan. 13. (UP)—Premier Leon Blum left by plane for London today. Blum's office refused to slate Ihc reason for his trip. Thc acrd socialist prime minister is scheduled lo retire as head of thc French government within a lew days. The French chamber of deputies named Blum prime minister in December as head of a minority all-Socialist government to trad France until the chamber elects a president of France. The president in turn -A-JH name a prime minister. City Council to Award Airport Grazing Contract Letting of the contract for pas- lure acreage, to be rrnlcd from llic new Municipal Airporl. is expected lo come up tomorrow night whrn thc City council holds Us January meeting. Mayor E. rt. Jackson lias announced. No other special business v as announced for tlic meeting, to lie- Bin at 7:30 o'clock. N. Y. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. TVr. open 3168 3088 . ... 2!>1!) . ... 26S8 high low 1 3168 3105 :il50 303!> 30nl 31168 2920 2BG7 M09 2058 2817 21548 Two llei mjnulale, Mo., men rc- celvcti Ktmshol wound.'; in the legs last night as n result of an aller- catirui brl-Aeen them and .Sam Jackson, Negro, near llcrin.imialc. Ernest McCray and Kate IJynum. Negro, were removed here for treatment and Ihis morning Iheir conditions wore reported as good. Thc shooting look plnce in a field near Henna ndnlc following nn argumrnl. Jackson Is being sought in connection with lhc shnoliix;. Olficei's said Ihe in »'l had been drinking. Serial Numbers On Bills Leads To Man's Arrest Willte uinkc. Ncf;rn of Frenchman's Ilayou, Is bchiR held In the county jail in Osccola on charge! oi burglary nnd ijrnnd larceny for allegedly cnlcrhiR a srocery store in Frenchmnn's Bayou three limes. ninkc was arrested Friday by Deul.y Sheriff Ocic Muniially of Wilson, who traced Ihe Negro's ronncclion • wllh thc triplc-cnlry by chcckini; serial nuinbcrs on new one-dollar bills he had spdnl. Hnki; was reporled lo hnvc on- terni the Yclvington nn<l Salmon Grocery Slorc on three different occasions, sleallnc u tolal of Jlrif) Entry i<> Ihc stoic was gained by rrrnriviiiK Ihe louvercd covcrlnv; of n ventilator in the rear ol the building. Deputy Sheriff Nunnally said. 'I he first two thefts went un- nollirccl, he said, and the burglaries were discovered when carpenters repairim; the ventilator covering found foolprinl.s on Ihe ground below ii. t!lako is alleged lo have l.-.ken $40 In his first entry. $M in the second and S90 In Ihc Inst. Consecutive serial numbers on n .slack of an new one-dollar pills., tnkc.n In Ihe lasl burglniy and spent In nearby stores, were traced by Ucp- uly Sheriff Nunnally and led lo niakc's arrest. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL S'lOCK- YA17DS. .Ian. 13. <U?i-LivcM.o-k: Hog.s. n.COO; salable 7.5".0: wriRhts I70-poi:nds ui'. .75-1 CO higher than Friday's aver^ac. Little action on weights over 250 noiinds. Ififl-uountls down .50-1,00 higher; sows unevenly steady to 50 rents higher. Hulk good and choio<* 170-2-10 pound $M 7.=>-2'l; ton. S2i; 130-150 pounds S21-22.SO; 1CO-120 pouiitls $lf)SO-21; good 250-500 Jlound sows. $39.51) 20.SO. Catllr—8.CRO: salable 7.000; calves-. 2.0M), all salable: receipts liftera IncludinK aboul 05 loads of steers, with cows making up approximately 35 per cent of loin! supply. Heifers nnd yearlings making up large share ol crop; many of these wenk pasture offerings. Markcl opened slow; so:r.e deals about steady on '•m,rt slivrs nl $32 5IKM 50. BureauOptimistic On'47Production More Meat, Sugar, And Autos Forecasf by Commerce Depr. WASHINGTON. .J.lll. 13. (UI>I Thc Commerce -Department pecked Into Ihh future lodny and torccnsl more meal, sugnr. atilos nnd whiskey In IM7. II snlri there wns expected lo be enough uienl In 19-17 to supply every ]ietson with ISfl pounds, more llu.n nl any lime In lhe last '15 yours. White i-L'gs. fre^h vcyct:il)lcs ami milk will be scarcer than Insl year, butter, fish ami vnrioiis canned foods should be more plentiful, the clcpnvtmenl said. "Predictions on Die production of pnsxcngrr cars in 1917 vary from :i.7!i0.r:cn to •l,a5C,C(!0. -1 the department rejiorlrfl. "However, large M:r\te priulnrlton inny not be reached 'tinlil the end of the secontl riunrlcr of 1947. Truck milpnl is expcclrd lo rcacii Irom I.250.()j3 to LSCfl.Oflfl." If family car production reaches only the lower of lhc twr> estimates it will still top tail, when Ihorc were 3,7-14,1)00 'factory sales, (lie biggest year Mncc 1929. wllh the first business to'bp the •??- Icciion of n .temporary,. speaker Hep. fluy niales of Mena. Polk Counly. was lo be named the'per-,' miinenl speaker but was duo to be Flying 'Drone' Leaves Florida For Washington WASHINGTON. Jan. 13. (UP) A Hying foilress "drone" and Us 13-17 mother ship look off lo- day from Es'iin Field, Fia., In n II-hour round-trip prncllcc bombing flluht, lo Washington. The drone, opcralcd by rcunie control from the mother ship, wns scheduled to fly over Allanla. Epartanburg, S. C-. Charloilc, N. C.. Raleigh, N. C., nnd Hlo;i- mond, Va. The drone will hcnd out lo ira from Ulehmond and drop a dummy bomb. Then it will fly over" Wnshinglon. circle the capital, nnd return lo Eglin Field. A safely pilot and ;i co-pilot were aboard Ihc drone to guard against the possibility of nccldcnt. Hut the crew will handle the cont.-ols only In event of radio failure l;c- Iwren ihe drone nnd molher "!np. Odd Fellows at Stcclc Host to Lodge Members The Independent Order ol uckl Fellows of Southeast Missouri will meet at stcele tonight when lodge? from Cfuupbell. Maiden, fc'cnath Ifayll and Poplar Bluff are ex- prcird lo send representatives. The Sennlh degree team is lo confer dcgirc:; on several cnndi- dnlcv L:onaid Limlinugh ot Carulhcrs- ville. Mo., will be the principa speaker nnd oilier entertainment is planned. An oyster supper wil be TicrvCvl. Weather AUKANSAS — Cloudy, occasions — duo ••„ — elected tlic permanent speaker but nn uncxpcctd cohlcst over this office developed nl'thc last minute." Rep. Dick Wrlahl of Arkadelphia nomlnnlod ninlcs and Rep. Marvin E. Bird of Criltenden Counly'hbm- innlcd Hep. Berl C. Pouncey, Jr.. nlsn ot Crltlendcn Counly. ; —-,-• ftlalcs' nominntlon was seconded by Hep. John Slates of/Johesboro, Rep. Ilob Riley of Pulaski County, Rep. Hiisscll Roberts of Cohwafy. and Hep. Mud Pnync of '. Clay County. : f'oimcy'K nomlimilph'wiis'scoondT cd by Rep HearlsMI Ragon of-Fort Smith, nialcs was elected «9'to 8. Later on n suggestion by Pouncy. uid n motion by Rep. W. L. Ward f Lee Counly, IlinlesV cleoltoirwas nndc unanimous. •••• •' '"'"; Wllh the fist 'fight!oiil :6fltKc ''• vay. lhc lawmiikcrs will be' ready tomorrow's session when con- stilultonnl officers will tnkc tliiir onlhs nnd Gov. Ben Lnncy. who tomorrow bcjjins his second term is lhc slnte's chief executive, will deliver his inniigural address. Joint Session Tomorrow. * Thc schedule for lhc assembly- ncn lomorrow follows; ' ; .folnl session of House and Senate convenes nt 1 p.m. by Lt. Gov. Nathan Gordon. .- " " '," Invocnlton by lhe Rev..I{. D. Act- '• inns, pastor of lhe P'irst Presbyterian Church, Little Rock. Declaration'of resulUs of the general election by Rep. Boy I,. Riales, Mena. speaker-designate of the House of Representatives. ' Ap|»intment of Committee to notify constitutional officers to appear before joint session for oaih of 6f- ucc. Aptmlnlment of coimnlllcc to escort Supreme Court Chief Justice Griffin Smith to House :har.ibciS | lo nriminisler oaths of oftlco. Onlhs of office lo Secretary of I Stale C. G. Hall, Atlorney Gencml Guy E. Williams. State 'Auditor Os- cnr Humphrey. State Treasurer J. Vance Clayton, Land Commissioner Claude Rankin nnrl Associato Su- I prcme Court Justice E. L. McHaney. I Appointment of committee to no- I lify Governor Laney the join', session is ready (o hear his Inaugural address. The chief executive will In Northeast, wanner In East r.-id South portions. Low Temperature Here Near 45-Degree Mark Lowest temperature over thc week-end wns 44 degrees, recorded dining both Salurdny nnd lasl night, nnd n total ot .03 of an inch of rain fell during the past 48 hours, according to Robert E. Blay- loek, official weather observer. and thc Senates ' , Administration of oath of office I to Governor Laney by Chief .Justice Smith, and introduction of the governor and Lieutenant Governor. Na- I than Gordon. '. . '..'.;• Tniugurnl address, nt 1:30 p.m. Immediately after the Inaugural I address. Governor and; Mrs. Lan;y I nnd Lieutenant Governor and Mrs. I Gordon will greet friends in the gov- I crnor's reception room until 5 p,in. I

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