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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE TV»MTWAwn kiG>iirc?n A «« .*~. n ~«... «« . ^^B«^W \ ^^^^F ^ VOL. XI,III—NO. 270 BlythevlUe Dally New* Blytbe villa Courier THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEA BT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Blythevlllc Herald Mississippi Valley Leader AUKANS'AS. THUKSUAY, KICIMUAUY (i, i<M7 Laney and AEA ReachAgreement On School Funds Educators of State Agree to Yield to Governor's Program *f»« LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 6, (UP)—The way was oiien today for consideration of Gov. Ben Laney's legislative program after the chict . executive and education leaders bypassed the principle hurdle yesterday afternoon. The administration and leaders of the Arkansas Education Association successfully Ironed out their differences of the past few days and agreed on proposed changes to Ihe Revenue Stabilization Act o't 1945. Tlic change proposed and accepted consists cf a revision In one ol the governor's bills. The change would postpone abolition ol (he state's share of the ad valorem tax for another Icar. Laney hac previously sought to take the staie out of .the property tax field at the end of this year. The compromise would pla some $l,«00,COfl in the general apportionment fund, of which the sch$pfa;;would receive 64.7 per ccn -ritie'ir, 'regular portion under the stabilization act. The extra money would practically allow the MIX) a year average wage increase sought by teachers. AEA Secretary Approves "The HBrcemenl will substantially meet our objectives, we believe," V} said T. M. Stinnett, executive sec- I rotary of '.he ABA. "School people will find it satisfactory. Now that onr differences are composed, we are ready to go along with the governor's program." However, Rep. R. A. Lynch of Poinsett County, one of the authors of the ABA'S proposed changes lo the stabilization act, said the measure probably will not be withdrawn immediately. He said, "We won't call it up until we see the outcome of Governor Lancy's tax measures. His entire program depends upon Passage of higher liquor, cigarette, income and severance taxes. If those levies should not 'be approved v.e might have to make some move later." The compromise was reached at a meeting yesterday attended by the governor and an ABA committee headed by C. D. Pranks of Ashdown, president? and- Stinnett. If the proposal is approved' the legislature, schools would' receive KO.805,000 in the revenue year 1M7-48 and some $1,000,000 less tlie last year of the biennium. This compares with a regular appropriation of $14.500,000 for the current year wliich was supplemented by v a reserve fund of 53,600 COO—a tal of S18,100,COO. Army Officer Surrenders Cached Gems SAN .FRANCISCO, Feb. S. (UP) —An Army officer, whose excellent service record led to his appointment as custodian of the Bank ol Japan, WHS under technical arrest today pending an InvcsllBallon i.ito Ihe source of $210,000 in diamonds he brought home wllh him I rum Japan. The officer WHS Col. Edw:ii-;l J. Murray, who was stopped Mo'icl.iy as he stepped down the gunsplnnk of the Westminister Victory al the Oakland Army Base. Customs m- spectors and Army Intelligence officers seined two diamonds worth more than 510,000 which Murray was carrying In his watch ixxrkot. Wearing the Legion of Merit, the balding officer relinquished key to a safe deposit box which customs inspectors said held n hoard of 528 gems valued at $1!00,000. The entire cache was confiscated because of the officer's alleged failure lo declare Ihc gems at the customs inspection, it was believed they were brought in isisi April during a previous visit. Officials said it was thc largest, seizure of this kind ever made on the Pacific Coast. Caution is Urged Before Invoking Closed Shop Ban industry Spokesman Advises Congressmen Of Fear of Turmoil' FBI Says Eisler May Be No. 1 Spy Witness, Held for Contempt, Denies He's Agent of Commurcists 16, to- Underground Forces Defy British Order JERUSALEM, Feb. C.—(UP) — Tlie Jewish Underground defied tlie threat of British martial law today and appealed for world support in its battle against British rule. A broadcast by Irgun Zvai Leuni, paraphrasing Winston Churchill's wartime defiance o[ Germany, said, "We know the road to freedom and peace leads through tears, blood, pain and sweat, but you free nations are bound in honor to assist this bleeding niilion in its unparalleled slruggle for freedom. "We will not surrender." Irgun's position was strengthened by the Jewish National Council's unanimous rejection of a government ultimatum demanding active support from all Palestine Jews in military efforts to wipe out the underground. Hoover Arrives In Germany on' Truman Mission BERLIN, Feb. 6. (UP) ^Former President Hei'bert Hoover arrived in Berlin today and' was greeted at the station .by Lt. Gen. Lucius D. Clay, American deputy military governor. Hoover's ice-covered train arrived two and one half hours late after 'battling snow on the way from Frankfurt. Correspondents were not permitted to talk with Hoover. It .was expected lhat a press conference would be arranged later. Funeral Rites Conducted For Wardell, Mo., Woman Funeral services were held yesterday for Mrs. Cynlhia Jannle Damon, 74, of Wardell, Mo, who died Monday at the home of her daugh- Icr. Mrs. J. M. Wyatte, in Wardell. Funeral riles .were conducted at the Wardell Church of the Nazarene by the Rev. Rudolph Hickerson, paslor. Burial was In Portageville, Mo., Cemetery. A native of Dunklin County, Mo. Mrs. Damon was born In Senath Mo. Other than Mrs. Wyatte, she is survived by three sons, Guy Damoi of Stcelc, Mo.. Jlmmie Watson o: Terre Haute, Ind., and Milchel Watson. WASHINGTON, Feb. 6—1111') — (UP) — Snurccs close to Uic House Uii American Aclivilics Committee disclosed loday tlial Gerhard Eisler, alleged Russian secret agent, will lie cliarccd wllh conspiracy to overthrow thc government. WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. (TJ.P.)— FBI CHIEF J. Edgar Hoover was disclosed today to consider Gerhard Eisler as the chief liaison between the International Communist Organization in Russia and Ihe Communist Party In the United States. Hoover suspected that Eisler £ as a Soviet v ^]LIn-American ,V'<rcveaIcd. ~~ tx> immi- itten *oct. the record of a committee hearing after Eisler •efused to testify and was cited 'or contempt. Eisler, a little, excitable man, vho described himself as a Gernan Communist refugee, was led away in custody of Immigration officers. They said they wni'ld ake him -first to the District ol Columbia Jail and later to Ellis Island in New York. Hoover Asks Deportation Hoover's letter, which asked Sisler's deportation, said that Eis- n er was instrumental as the "com- ntern representative in the Umtsrt States" In guiding American Com- nunist activities. He served also as Cominsern representative and agent in oiher parts of the world, Hoover's letter said. One of Eislcr's primary jobs was to contact important Soviet au- iiorilics and others whom the FBI director said were suspected ol espionage activities. "Whether he is still aclin:} as Soviet agent hers as he did elsewhere is not clear," Hoover's letler said. But, lie added, Eislcr's clnncUs- line operations and the mystery with which he surrounded himselt indicated that Eisler might be engaged in "intelligence." Hoover said lhat Eisler used various aliases. Has Woman Attorney EisKr's attorney, Miss Carol King, a short swarthy woman with a. bulging briefcase, said a tearful farewell to Eisler as he was led out of the commltteeroom. grasped his hand and said with an audible sob: "Good bye Mr. Eisler. I'll sec you soon." Rep. John E. Rankin, D., Miss., turned to Thomas and said that if Miss King had "advised Eisiei not. to be sworn in, she is subject to contempt, too." Thomas appeared to pay no heed lo tills suggestion. Stripling: ihcn introduced Ihc Hoover letter saying that it would show a conspiracy against thc government ol the United states Involving foreign agents. Eisler's statement charge.! that the committee's hearing was the beginning of "the new season ol Red hunting." "I am not a spy; not a foreign agent; not the, 'boss' of all thc Reds In this or any other coun- 11Y RAYMOND 1,A1IU (United l>r(ss Staff Corresixmilml) WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. (UP) — An industri' representative advised Congress loday lo move cautiously before outlawing' the closed -shop and Industrywide bargaining. He said haste may bring only "turmoil." Vincent P...Ahearn, executive secretary ol the National Sand and Gravel Association, made the .statement before the Senate Labor Committee. He said outlawing in- dustrywide bargaining might enable unions to pick off employers one by one—forcing till to capitulate to terms enforced against the weakest. "If Industrywide bargaining Is outlawed," he said, "turmoil may follow in some industries. 'I recommend a policy of caution on this Question." Meanwhile, Reps. Howard Smith. D., Va., and Francis Case, R,. S. D., went belorc the House Labor Committee to demand legislation whlcl denied that unions had an absolute right lo strike in cssentia industries. Smith warned thai (he nation probably wimld be confronted wllh another paralyzing coal strike soon unless Congress a c I c <l promplly lo control disputes in essential industries. Ahearn now is a member of thc Labor-Management -Advisory Committee for the U. S. Concilialioi Service. He lold the Senale group he was opposed lo proposals fo a new federal mediation board. "It is the very existence of 'f federal board in Washington whici would cause disputes to be brongh here when they should be settlei in collective bargaining." he said. Ahearn also objected to conipul jHiry arbitration even in the limit cd field 1 of disputes over exlstin contracts. He said both labor aiv management were agreeing to plan to arbitrate such controversies an that legal compulsion or specia courts would not help. He recommended that Congrcf also defer action on thc -close shop until it had "equalized" rules of collective bargaining He prcdlete.d^thi(t- ! ev6iilually closed shop- woujd 'tie prohibilen" brought under government regulation. He believed, however, that a sudden ban on the praclice would produce many complications and that Congress should allow an "orderly adjustment." Tinning to the Wagner Act Ahearn urged that unions and employers be given equality in rights and obligations under the act. He also urged that supervisory workers be excluded from the law and that jiirisclictional and sympathy strikes and secondary boycotts b; outlawed. Two-Term Limit for Presidents Opposed by Gore of Tennessee By SANUOK S. KI.KIN Duller! I'ress Slaff (.'<>nc.s|>omlonl WASHINGTON. Fob. (i (U.l'.)_llou«a Kc|iiiblk-aini lo- hiy ovtMTodo Now Don! DOmomilii: opposition and cleared ho wiiy lor passage of a i^oposal to limit U. S, prosiitcnU o two rour-your terms. GGl> lenders claimed .Miou K h snp- orl l).v non-New Dealers ,to>*m'e passn^ l,y (lie ' wo-lhinls vole Inter in theiln.v. f ' ' i ( j> 1 r{* SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS' IIUITSHIUV WASHINTON, Feb. «. Albert Gore, D., . . -. oe, ., t-im. chniwl today (hut the liei'.il.licnn proposal to limit leMdents to two terms wquld only K |md<lo the "freedom >i ftioice ol tlie Amcricunapeojilo. Into .r.p- ' Gore made his attack as louse prepared to vote on He 1OI> proposal for a conslttU'.lqSil mcndment preventing any FrdB- lent from serving more lhan:i»o erius. Republicans predicted they ould get enough Democratic rup- >ort for the hvo-llilrds vote na»il- ed for passage. The amendment would no effect only after two-lhlrits iroval by bolh Houses of and ratification by >{ the slates. Ciore said In n prepared s| that Ihe amendment could igalnst lln« interest of the na't: n". In some crisis "even muro critical than we have yol experienced," the people fell It. ncc,-:'; siiry lo continue Ihe leud'!rsh!;> ot president "who had gained their confidence." "L'nder certain circumstances," he said, "Ihc people might think, and rightly so, that thrre Was less chillier to Ihelr freedom In a Ihird term for one man than In a. first li-rm tar unolhcr .vho (lid mil seem to them equal ti) the job of running the nation.'' Gore said there was no justification for this gencralion lo restrict another "because we thins perchance, they may be un.ible to distinguish between a patriot ami tyrant." his speech did Gore Refunding Law Changes Sought By House Group Proposed Revisions Would Allocate More Funds to Counties Truck Driver, Robbery Victim, Still in Hospital Witli no new developments to , date, investigation of the robbery- beating of J. n Rn.nnlt w n ..t I try," Elslcr's statement said. A committee source said Elslcr's appearance on thc witness stand would produce "sensational developments." Eisler was arrested In New York Tuesday after the committee askec the FBI to keep an eye on him to guarantee his appearance. Temperature Pises Warmer weather returned lo Blytheville yesterday as the lowest temperature recorded during last night was 34 degrees, IS degrees above the minimum readings of the previous two days, according to Robert E. Blaylock, official weather observer, ol Burnett, West driver attacked lealing O f J. VIcmphis truck _„„. Saturday night five miles norih' of icre in Missouri, continued today, Chief Deputy Sheriff E. F. Claxton of Caruthersville reported this morning. Barnett, who suffered n fractured skull and head and face lacerations at the hands of two unidentified assailants, remained In Blytheville Hospital today. HI S condition, al first serious, was reported as Improved this morning Thc truck driver told officers h» had pulled off the road near a filling station and was asleep when atlacked. He was robbed of $17 he slated. Appearance of another truck driver on the scene caused Ihe assailants to flee. Nowhere ii mention the |alc President Roosevell, who wiis elected lo lour terms— thc first man ever lo beal the two-term tradition. Meanwhile, Republican leaders In the House mid Senate promised -•speedy consideration of Pro.-iid'jnl Truman's renewed request, for legislation changing lh e present order of 'presidential succession. lie proposed to make the i,pc.ikor of lhe House first in line when there Is no vice president. Next would be the 'Senate's president pro-lem. _Cli.iUrman Robert A. Ta: ""*' :an Policy •QUP •sslon leg): _ 'so nny sp'el posa' " ' 1945 House Action Recalled Chairman Earl c. Michcner the House Judiciary which will consider the President'.* proposal, also said he would make room for early action on lhe mul- ler. He recalled lhat the House parsed H similar measure in June 1045 right after Mr. Truman first asked for the legtslallon. Tlie mrua- ure died in a Senalc committee. "I think there's a pretty coot chance for its passage now,' Michcner said. House members generally lid< catcd they subscribed to Ihc President's proposal but the ac.lion was mixed in lire Sen sic Most senators who conimenlcc agreed that an elective office should be In the line of sunces slon. But for thc most part they would not commit themselves 01 whether the House should ge j'rlorily over lhe Senale. S]>cnkcr Joseph W. Martin Massachusctls Republican, would become President If Tinman's plan were passed Farm Bureau Membership Drive Opens launching the 1047 Mississippi County Farm nurcnu membership drive, "push-off" meetings of campaign workers will b6 held tonight In Roselinul and Osceola. This year's goal of 4200 members has been divided evenly between the North nn<| Soulh halves of \llie county, The drive gets underway tomorrow and will continue until the end of next month. Approximately 80 Farm Bureau members are expected to attend the annual dinner given drive workers by Charles Rose at his Hoselund Plantation tonight lo Inaugurate lhe membership campaign. About. 115 workers will lake part In Ihc 1017 drive. A similar meeting al lhe Osceola Court House tonight will mark the membership drive opening In South Mississippi County. The drive for new members will be carried out on n community basis and community chairmen will be appointed at tonight's meetings. Mississippi County's IQ-lti Farm Bureau membership of 4150 was thc largest In Arkansas. U. S. Court Dismisses Wilson Heirs' Lawsuit Against Farm Trustee West Ridge Boy Makes Use of Scout Training W. C. Earnest of Osceola probably owes his life lo the quick thinking and acting of Billy Sisco. 13-year- old Boy Scout near Lcpanio. Using his Boy Scout first-aid knowledge. Billy applied a tourniquet to slop profuse bleeding from a slashed artery suffered by Mr Earnest when his car crashed Into a bridge railing Wednesday near Lcpanto. Thc Scout used Mr. Earnest's belt as a tourniquet and stopped the bleeding while neighbors called an ambulance. Mr. Earnest also suffered two broken legs and his wife receiver severe leg lacerations. They arc In St. Joseph Hospital In Memphis and reported as "doing nicely." Billy, a member of Scout Troop 32 at West Ridge, Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Sisco and Is an eighth grade sludent at the Kelscr School ARKANSAS — Clear lo partly cloudy, warmer todsy an d In South IJorllon tonight. Colder Friday and In Northwest porlion late lorilght. Jr., who Mr. and f Mr. Tinman should die in office, declined to comment. Martin voted lor the plan in 1D45, when ncp. Sam Rnyburn, D., Tex., held thc chair in the noose. U.S. in New Move On Disarmament Belgian Compromise Okayed by Austin Pacify Gromyko YORK, Feb. 6. (UP)--The States reportedly 'made a new concession loday which further narrowed American-Soviet differences over how lo begin United Nallons disarmament negotiations. American Delegate Warren Austin accepted a Belgian compromise proposal aimed at erasing thc only ij)KJS>r point on which Austin and Andr'clfc Oromyko of Russia still cjlfc'ngrcc'. As Austin, Gromyko and the delegates of tour other countries began their second day of closed 1 meeting, only Gromyko's acceptance of the Belgian proposal was necessary to break the deadlock. Several of the diplomals trying to end the disagreement seemed confident that the issue would be reconciled by the end of loday's bargaining. Thai, would mean almost Immcdialc formation of new UN Disarmament Commission. The Belgian compromise was Ir. substance a proposal that Ihc new disarmament bocy acnnl be instructed not lo overlap any of the functions of the Atomic Energy Commission. This Is a provision which thc United States heretofore has Insisted be accepted more emphatically by the other delegates. Austin received approval from Washington overnight to accept Ihc wording suggested by Hcl- glum. Former Manila Resident Dies In Walnut Ridoe Mrs. Thclma Thompson of Walnut Ridge, formerly of Manila, died this morning In a. Walnut Ridge iiospltal. She was 38. Funeral arrangements were nol completed at noon loday. She is survived by her husband, John Thompson; two sons, DeWayne and Dial, and two daughters. Shirley and Sue. Cobb Funeral .Home or Blytheville and Bryan Funeral Home of Walnut Ridge are In charge. IIY iiou IIKOWN United Press stuff forrrspomli'iil MTTIK HOCK, Ark., Feb. (J. — (UP)—A total or 82 representatives today proposed revision ot the Arkansas Highway Ht-limcling Act. to earmark all highway Vevenuo up lo $32,000,000 mid sr-i iisldo an additional $7,000,000 annually for county roads.' The measure would allocate the first. $15,000,000 as II Is now distributed and provide llmf !h c neirt $7,000,000 bo split m lhe rale ot $5,000,000 to slate highways and $2.000,000 to county roads. Hep.. Hal Moody of Larenee County, who headed lhe list of signers, explained lhat the counties w|ll receive ,,S2,OOo,000 If two nppn.prla- tlon bills already introduced me piiMied, and that his bill merely continues Mini allocation. Meanwhile the Senalc approved unanimously n measure lo force (ho slvikc-hound Missouri and Arkansas Railroad to resume operations. The bill was introduced by Sen. Ernest Nicholson of Hanison, it would allow aii v chancery jud(jc lo name a receiver for a railroad which "lin s abused Us rights and privileges as a common carrier," The bill, which now K<>«I lo lhe House, has an emergency clause which would make it effective as .soon as H was signed by the governor. Hospital 1'roRram Favored In other action, lhe Senale: Approved W to 0 a House bill allowing the stale to parllclpalc In the federal government's Slft.OflO.000 hospital construction prauram, Under provisions of the federal plan, ArkutuitiK communities would receive pproxlmalcly $2,00(1,1100 annually or Ilia next five years. ""Approved n bill by Sen. .Nlcliol- on placing the circuit clerk of loone County on a feu basis. Defeated a bill by Sen. Krni'sl rliiner of Hot Springs allowing eachcrs who have served 30 years >r more lo rcllro before reaching he age nf flO yours. Maner charged hal the Arkansas Education Du- >arlmenl "not only tries to run he legislature, but Ihn entire teuch- neceiVDtru'mtl by Son, J, W. Obor of Sprlngdalc placing a tax-of two cents n bottle on beer. In other action, Ihc House: Defeated 08 lo 34 a proiwsal to iltow the.- people to vote on plae- the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission bark under direct leg- slatlve control. Received 11 appropriation bills. Received n resolution by Miss Alcne Word of Osccolu authorizing thc governor lo appoint a seven- incmbcr commission lo select a .tale song for Arkansas. Would Extend License Period Received *\ bill extending Hie period of purchasing iiulomobllo Icenscs live days to Feb. B. Received u resolution by Heps. Hcnrlslll Rngoii of Sebastian County and Cnrllon Currle of Jcffcr- Connly directing the clerk ol the House to transmit appropriation bills lo the governor on Ihe same day they arc approved. The measure pslnled out specifically that Ihc general appropriation bill remained in the House five days before It was sent lo the governor. More than $1,000.000 was approv- yeslerday by lhe House In supplemental iii^i biennial bmli'cts. Sec I.Kfil.SI.ATUKK on |'u K e S TI ' lrl ): 1 'V I i°?f C ' iA , 1 ' k " Feb - 6 ' (U.P.)-Federal * wtK I homns C. Trimble today ordered dismissal of a suit seek- NI«; to remove Jtimcs H. Grain as trustee of the Ken Wilson Ks ale mid asking judgment O f $ 0 08,f>12. He .said forma! written orders would l )u given Inter toddy, The Blytheyilte VFW Unit Plans Regular Meetings 'Blylhcvillc's Hunt Lloyd Post ' the Veterans of Foreign Wars wil hblrl weekly meetings on Wednesday nlRhl at 7:3o in the Wcten- kamp Cotton Oflice, 117 Soull Second, it was decided at a meet ins of the Post-there last night. The meeting night was thi second since the Post's reorganization was started last week. Afte further reorganization is completed an election of officers will be lick In about a month. VF1VV officials today urged the attendance of all members and veterans desiring membership at the next regular meeting to speed reorganization. U.S. Ambassador To Britain Dies Heart Attack Fatal To 0. Max Gardner In Now York Hotel NEW YORK, Feb. 6. (UP) — O. Max Gardner, (H-ycnr-uld utn- bassador tri Great Britain, died today nl Ihe St. Regis Hold here of coroiinry lhi' Gardner, former (governor of North Carolina, died nl H:20 n in with his wife al the bedside, He WHS confirmed only rccimlly by Ihe Sennlo as nmbansiulor lo Great Britain, and wiis to have sailed today on the S3 America with his wife and son, Rulph, to tnkc u)i his duties at the Court of St. James. His nun. ami u Inw piulncr, fc Morrison, of Washington, also were al the bedside when ha died. He hud suffered a heart iit'taek al •>:JO a.m. Medical aid was summoned. but he died less tluni five hours Inter. William Dujirc, husband of Gardner's niece, sulil that. the ambassador never previously had shown any evidence of a hearl condition, and the attack "came HI, n complete surprise," First announcement of aiirdner't, death cinne from the White Housi President i;nunan appointee Gardner last Dee. 4 as the new ambassador ID Great Britain, the pos having become vacant September when Mr. Trumun appointed the former ambassador, W. Avcrell Hai- vinmn, as secretary of commerce. Onidiier was the luncheon gue here yesterday of, Erie Johnston president of Ihe fUotlon picture As Gardner lived In Shelby N c and was/governor of,, that sUta from 029 until 1938. He' was h wcallh textile operator and was high I Dcmocrallu Parly councils. Blytheville Scout Troops Plan Demonstrations on Anniversary In observance ol National Boy Scout Week, beginning tomorrow, Blythcvllle Troops will sponsor store-window exhibits and demon- stralions 6f Scout activities with emphasis on safety. Sccuts of Troop 38 will set UP an exhibit based on traffic safely in a window of Hifobard Hardware store, Percy Wright, Scoutmaster, said loday. This exhibit will consist of a scale model of the intersection ol Main and Second Streets and will be used to portray traffic accidents that have occurred in Blytheville. Q ucs lion n a I res seeking Ihc comment of citizens on the traffic situation here and calling for improvement suggestions will also be given out at thc exhibit. Mr. Wright today urged thai citizens fill out these questionnaires and return them lo the exhibit or mall them to Police Chief Charles Short. This exhibit will bo co-sponsored by the Boys and Girls Committee of thc Kiwanis Club. Troop 31, under Scoutmaster Warren Jackson, plans exhibits and demonstrations on safety, first aid Al the exhibit, Scouts will distrl-i-- bule mimeographed copies of cliy Iraffic ordinance, re-written In simplified layman terms. I and nature study. Exhibits will be •v'ows at Hie O. Penney, Planters Hardware Arkansas Paint, pi>|.ti- companies. Glass and Fire Destroys Smith Home in Pride Addition The two-room homo of Claude Smith on south 21st Street In the Pride Addition was destroyed by fire about 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. While Micclflc cause of thc fire was undetermined, It was believed caused by an overheated flue. Flumes spread quickly through tlie small house, burning it, lo the ground. All personal property and clothing belonging lo Mr. Smith was destroyed In the fire. Fire-Damaged School Unit To Be Rebuilt Plans for Immediate rcljuildln f Ihe Vocational Agrlcullurcibulld "g on the high school campus Milled by fire Jan. 28. have beci cadied by school officials, Super ntcmlcnl of Schools W. B. Nichol on announced today. Work Is expected lo begin wllht v week ami present plons call fo the restoration of the bulldin vllliin Ihc .four brick walls let landing by Ihc fire. .Ben Whit las been named contractor Tiic fire-gutted structure wii irknnwlodgcd as a tolal loss b iism-nnce appraisers, .Mr. Nicholson reported', and 100 per cent covcr- IIRC will be paid by the Insurance [;ompany. ' Despite this full payment, lhe present cost of building materials makes It doubtful that the structure can be restored with the insurance money. Mr. Nicholson sai;l. Amount of thc insurance was nol revealed. Additional plans concerning Ihc he iidclcd 8 W ° rk " my * C madD liUcr> Rotary Club Meets Members of the notary Chit: were shown motion pictures of the Arkansas-Oklahoma A. and M footjall game at their weekly meet- ins -it noon today at Ihc Hole Noble. Guests at. thc meeting xverc Myron ^Nailing of Osceola, A. C. Owens Ernest Halscll, Harold Nunn, L. !• Ward Jr.. Leon Oenning t Jin Oates Jr., Billy Wilson, James Nebhut and Charles Leggett, Junlo notarial!. Bank Officer Elected G. B. Florida of Osceola wa: named chairman nf thc Board o Directors of the Mercantile Hank In Jonesboro at an election of of fleers held there earlier this we°!c Fire Traps Children CHARLESTON, W. Va., Feb. 6— (UP) — Two small children were trapped and burned to death today in North Charleston by a fire which destroyed five frame homes comprising an apartment, group. 00,000-acie plantation (he igesl In the world, Is valued at lore lh»n J8.000.000 ttlid.operates business firms. , The Judge's decision after con- rences with altonieyi rcpj-CMrH- g Ihe defendant and Mrs Victoria Vilson wesson and Mrs. Marie Vllson HowclLs, gave the plaintiffs 10 opportunity to jlle a new suit ir the defendant's removal It also rohlbltcd Grain fiom pushing ihc ollecllon of nn alleged debt gainst, one or Ihe lee Wilson hehs nHI a hearing was held on the •cw ponton. Judge Tilmblc agreed wiu train's nUoiiicyb lhat he waV, wlth- jtiiltdlclion because certain Indlspwislble parties" rlr the c-i- ate wuo not made parties oj tha Grainy atlouioys indicated thai *hrn thf. new complaint ib .filed, hoy will renew Ihc question of Ihe court's jurisdiction. The original complaint was filed asl March ana was amended last October lo inuludc members of Ihc Cralii family nnd to seek the re-' covcry of $508.013. in today's hear- 'UK, attorneys for the plaintiffs ioiiBht. without success to BiibstV ute a new complaint for the brlg- 'nal In their effort to prevent dis- nlssal for n lack of Jurisdiction.-.'' Y Contributions Now Total $3879 Second Day's Activity Adds $1,485 to Fund; Budget Set at $11,500 A total of »l,485 BO was added to Ihe "Y" Fund at u report.,,meeting Hormon Carlton and Jack Powell, leaders of Team 1A,> pledilj »H1; Wilson Henry ankf Geo»l Stllwell, Team 2, pledged J2J4, p. E, Knudsen and Ocorgo, Hubbard Jr., Team 3, pledged $490; Ed,Farguson mid Harvey Morris, Toi(pi OA, pledged $25; A. It. Weienkariip, O. S. Crowcll and Lloyd Stlck- mon, Team 7, pledged $205; L. E. Old Jr., and Jack Thro, Team 9. pledged $81.60 and a. O. Poetz, J. T. Sudbiiry and T. P. Dean, f30!K Plumbers Get- Extra Work Due To Cold Weather The mercury's sudden tumble during the first nights of this week en'ighl. ninny n person wltli n well- frown sel of water pipes. According to a cursory survey of Blythcvllle plumbers, cn'lls have poured hi cltirlilg Ihc past two days from citizens seeking relief Jrom their Ice-clogged plumbing. Several plumbers said they had received calk In numbers out of proportion lo Ihelr ability to handle them. One listed 25 calls received Monday and ycslcrday. None had fewer than half a dozen. As Uic temperature plummeted to 1C for Ihe second night m succession, the pipe-freezing became more general and several plumbers reported more calls yesterday than on Monday. Relief Is in sight, however, as weather forecasters predict moderating temperatures Ihe remainder of Ihe week. Schoolgirl, Hit By Car, Dies in HospitaiHefe^ CSOEOLA, Feb. B — Betty Ruth Randall, 11-year-old daughter;, Sf Mr. and Mrs. Howard "Randall, Route .'!. died last night In -Walls Hospital In Blylhcvllle r^ Injuries' received when struck yesterday', at^ lernoon by a cnr as she stepped off a Kclscr school bus near ne'reJ Tlic child was reported lo,hav( stepped off the bus Into Ihc path of a car driven by Mrs. Charlet Wygul of Reiser. The accident occurred on Highway 40,. three anc a half miles west of licreV * Thc Ixidy will be taken to Tupelo, Miss., where the girl wa.- born, for funeral services tomorrow with burial in Priceville Ccm elcry ihcrc. Swift Funeral Honn of Osceola will be in charge. Ni other survivors beside the Parent were announced today. Mr. and Mrs. Randall and Belt! nulh moved here from Tupelo flyi years ago. Tlic accident Is under investigation by Ihe sheriff's office, Depul! Sheriff Dave Young said thi: morning. ; Kiwanians See Film Motion pictures of Ihc Arkansas- Oklahoma A. and M. football game were shown members of -the Kl- wnnis Club at their weekly meet- 'ng yesterday noon in the Hotel Noble. Guests were Jimmy Lowe, son of Cecil Lowe, and O. B. Hayes of joncsboro. N Y Cotton 1:30 P. M. Quotations Mar 3250 3260 3223 May 3152 3585 3126 July 2945 3167 292S Oct, 2695 2962 2670 Dec, 2630 2630 2610 M Y Storks 2 p.m. cuiotations: A T & T Amer Tobacco Anaconda copper' Beth Steel Chrysler .......... . Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery^ Ward . NY cenlral ..... ., Socony Vacuum ... Radio Int Harvester . North Am Avlalion . Republic steel Studebaker Slandard of N J ... Texas Corp. . ...... Packard 325: ;uc 296 2S7 262 172 5-1 83 1-: 40 3-' 95 3-' 101 .... 39 • 623- 62 i-'. 203-' 15 93-' '781'-: - 97-1 . 28 !-• 23 7"- 1 68 3-1 -5» *'f 7 \- ...... ..... ...., 0 S Slccl ................ 75 1-1

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