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Blytheville, Arkansas
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VOL. XUI1—NO. 278 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINAMT NKWSPAHKn o» MnuTuc-i RT »i>^.>,,..« '""™ * ^«*r Blythevllle Daily Ne\»f BlythevUle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley L< Manufacturers Offer Nine-Point Labor Program Congress is Asked To Terminate Trend TowardNationalization WASHINGTON, Feb. 15. <UP> — The National Association of Manufacturers today urged Congress to eliminate industry-wide bargaining and government intervention in later disputes on grounds they could lend to "nationalization of industry." A nine-point NAM labor program was laid before the Senate Labor Committee by Ira Mosbcr, chairman of Its executive committee. The committee is considering labor reform legislation, He testified after S. M. Cooper vice president of the Falnir Bear- ins Co., New Britain, Conn., al.x) called for a ban on industrywide bargaining and "industry-wide union monopolies." Moshcr predicted "an era of labor previously unknown" if Congress eliminates what he termed "external obstacles" to good munagcnicnl labor relations. Among these "obstacles," he listed industry-wide bargaining, secondary boycotts and government intervention. Government Interventior prevents collective bargaining und leads to increasing government control of industry and of labor In some cases, it can lead to perma ncnt government intervention whirl .means nationalization of industry.' ; ! Appeals for Direct Dealing He appealed to Congress to le management and employes "dea directly with each other to sctti their problems where they arise.' If Congress does this, he said, "yoi can discard all (lie grandiose pro posnls that have been marie fo government intervention, supe boards-, labor courts and extcns'iv,. labor codes that can only interfere with the development of sound so lutions by the parties themselves.' Moslier said collective bargain ing must be free of "abuses." H said these "abuses" would disap pear if unions as well as employer are required by law to bargain col lectively, observe contract terms Moshcd said the NAM program ato provides that strikes should no be protected by law unless they in volve wages, hours or working con dltions; mass picketing and othe lonrs of coercion Vir intirnltiatioi should be banned, and employer should not be compelled to bargali with supervisory employes. He ; also said compulsory unloi membership and "interference wit. voluntary union membership shoulc be prohibited by law" and tha "biased law and biased administra tlon should;give way to impartia administration of improved laws. Meanwhile,.Cooper said a ban 01 industry-wide bargaining is the on! feasible way to prevent industry wide strikes. Hi-Y Club Plans City-Wide Contest For Kite Builders Plans for a. kite building and lying contest to bi staged iMnrcli 5th have been announced by the Blytheville Hi-Y club, composed 1 ol boys in the Sophomore class a: he high school. At, the lust meeting of the clua icld in the "Y" rooms Tuesday, irst steps were taken to formu- ale rules for the contest mid make t an .annual affair of the club m cocpratlon with the tBlytheville Jo Neal Davis, 'Hilly James and Mwin Holstead were named as the publicity committee and N;i- han Wade was appointed to draw up rules for the event. It was decided that individual medals and .wards will bo given winnois m :he various classifications of the Duilding and flying events. The lull list, of events hrjs not b?cn iompleted but it is known mat prrzjs will be awarded for the fastest and highest flying kites, tor the largest and smallest flying kites and for the most decorative entries It is expected that most of the contestants will be 'ooys although iris may also enter this contest. NOBTHKA ST AllltANSAq AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI HI.YTUKV'Li.K, ARKANSAS, SATUKiMY, FUlilUMKY IT,, l!)<)7 Bon/cer bounds Out 25 Years Service as Head Of Blytheville's Largest Financial Institution SINGLE COPIES FIVE CEN'fe When H. A. l,ynch goes to his desk Jloml.r the day a uiini'tor of a CQ.II,,rv as prcsulunl ol' I Future of Sugar RalioningStudied House Committee to Begin Hearings on Extension Proposal WASHINGTON. Feb. 15. (UP) —Chairman Jesse P. Wolcotl sam today lhat his House Banking Committee would begin hearing early next month on whoHi«r sugar rationing should be rrn- tmued beyond its March 31 expiration date. The Michigan Republican saio the committee had three bills on sugar rationing before i'.. One would end rationiii".- tho other two would continue it for varyine periods. It appeared meanwhile that despite yesterdays adverse "ourt ruling, the OPA industrial sugar rationing program would remain unchanged until Congress decides on extending the rationing authority. The District Court of Appeals upheld a lower court injunction against OPA's ("historical use" system, whereby the agency allots sugar to industrial users on the basis of their 1941 requirements. Thc injunction applies only to the condensed sweet, milk industry. Opa was able to get the" Injunction stayed until March •!. Meanwhile it will appeal the case to the Supreme Court. OPA officials anticipated the high court would hand (town its decision by the time Congicss acts Aon extending ralioning authority. Lilienfhal Row Gains Momentum Senate Committee Seeks Mystery Letter Taken From Files WASHINGTON, Fc'j 15. C'DPJ — Senate members of the joint atomic energy committee searched today for s. "mystery lelicr" said lo link navid H. Lielienlhal's administration ot the Tennessee Valley Authority with Communist activities. Meanwhile Sen. Owen Brewslev, B., Me., joined thc growing forces lined up against Lilicnthal's appointment as chairman of the atomic energy commission. In a radio broadcast (Mulual's "Meet the Press"), lie said that it was now "possible, if not probable" thai, Lilienthal's nomination would bs rejected. Brewster called on President Truman to break off the explosive fight over Lillenthal by withdrawing hi: nomination. As a replacement he sugested former Sen: Robert M Lftfollcttc, 'jr.. Prog., Wis., who,"lie said "would command the confidence of the whole country." Reports persisted that Ihe eom- mitlee was considering a direct request to Mr. Truman to withdraw Lilienthal's appointment It was learned that Mr. Truman discussed the matter with his cabinet yesterday. The "mystery letter," commute" members were told last week was seized in a 1940 police raid ana turned over to the House UnAmcr- ican A:tivities Committee. Later it disappeared from that group's tiles A 'Birmingham, Ala., poliecc lieutenant. Oiiie F. Osbornc, told the Senate 'Committee the letter was addressed lo Rcb^rt P. Hall, secretary of thc Communist Party O.borue said it told of the "signal success" of TWA Communists in purging the a.2ei.icy of "a reactionary-bourgeois supervisor." The letter was signed, he said, by Henry C Hart, then a TVA employe. Committee Chairman Bourke B Hickenloopcr, R, la., said he woukr atterrpt to clear up the letter's validity "once and for all." He said a subpena had been issued lor Hart, who reportedly is attending he University of Wisconsin, and that if found he will be questioned early next week. Hart denied writing the letter when it was published in a Knoxvillc, Tcnn.. newspaper ICC Suspends Rate Hike For Truck Line Owners MEMPHIS, Tcnn., Feb. 15. (UP) —A scheduled is pc r cent additional rate hike on truok-carriecl shipments under 5,000 pounds has been suspended by the Interstate Commerce Commission, It was revealed today. The ICC notified the Memphis Freight Bureau of the move in an order from Washington. Until further notice, lha mcitor carriers will be allowed to impose only the same baste 20 per cent raise granted to the railroads Jan. 1. Recently, the Memphis 'jureau joined the Southern Traffic I.raKue in opposing Mic addilional 15 per ten*, jump In nUos, It wns on Friday, Feb. n, 1922, that Mr, Lynch, Ilien serving the second of n three-year appointment ns a special deputy bank commissioner, took over us president of the Farmers Bank and Trust Company, which he had purchased lo- jjelher wllh R, E. L. Wilson. He took charge to re-orgnnlv.e the bank and from that time his career ns n bank president — like Topsy—just grew-as each ycav he was again eleclcd lo head the institution. Kinds Great Satisfaction "I came here lo re-organize Ihe bank nnd just stayed on," s n(d Mr. Lynch. But in slaying on, he snys he found a great deal of satisfaction In his job. "One of the outstanding and most satisfying features on my 25 years in the banking business has been assisting young men lo succeed by helping them make money liirotigh their Investments," recalled Mr. Lynch, l have supervised the training of many young men in the bank who later left to succeed in their own business," he said. When Mr. .Lynch took over as president of the Fanners Bank, It hod deposits of $381.000 and n capital structure of $50,000. During the past quarter of n century those figures have grown to show clepos- Id of more than $11,000,000 and n capital structure or $150.000 with $150,800 certified surplus as v.-cll as an additional $m,00o in undivided profits. Development of agricultural and industrial fields In this territory have accounted for these Increases, according to Mr. Lynch. "I have seen Mississippi Comity grow from n wilderness to the leading agricultural county in the stale," he said in reference to his 25 years as head of the Farmers Bank. Survives Depression u f M's When the depression 6i the car- inol'iiiiifr, he Bank ; l.v 30's gripped (lie country, the Fnnners Bnnk was one O f the smnll number uot swept under by It. "Tills wns one of the few banks which weathered the depression and never restricted deposits," pointed out Mr. Lynch. "Depositors were told thill if they wanted their money io CODIU nnd (ii'l it." Born In I'arnyould Sept. 24, 1883, Mr. Lynch got his start In the banking business In 1004 us n bookkeeper In the Hniik of Ilorncrs- ville, MO. He came lo Blythcyllle 2 years Inter ns office malinger of the Bcr'-ij! store co. In May, 1008, Mr. Lynch and A. M. JJiill st«rli'<i a real esliilc anil insurance business * here. They continued to be associates In Ihe I Inn of lliitt mid Lynch until the ciulv 20's vhen Mr. Hutt went into the cotton business and Mr. Lynch mnliilnlned the Insurance business along with his bank activities. This Insurance agency was absorbed by the bank In-1925 and has been opfralcd since (hen us the insurance nnd trust department of it. Appointed a special deputy bank commissioner in- 1920, Mr. Lynch liquidated Ihc Bank of Blythevllle and reorganized the Luxora Bank- Inf; CO. In Ifl22. Tasl President of ABA Mr. Lynch served ns president of the Arkansas Bankers Association t in 1031 and 1932. From 1B3G until' , 1939, he was n member of tli'c executive council of the American Bnnkcrs Association. During this period, he wns chairmen of the state legislative committee for the association. In 1038. Mr. Lncli wns appointed a member O f the Stale Banking Board for five years. At the end of tills term, he wns rc-appoinled by Ihe governor to serve another five will lu> rounding (1 ut nit! Trust Compimy. la years and Is now president of (lie Board. Sltll serving with the Fnrmcr£ Bunk and Trust Company are three employes who were (here when Mr Lynch became president. They are F. E. Warren, vice president; R. L Baimlslcr, cashier; and Miss Kllei Bryant, general bookkeeper niu secretary to tile president. These three, together with Rlr Lynch, have n lotal combined ser- Ice with Ihe bank ol over 100 years. Growth of the bank Is also re- flcclcd In (he Increase In personnel that J>as tiikcn p]/ici; dnrini; •the past 25 years. The original staff of four luis grown until there lire now ai persons employed by (lie i bank. Many in Britain unteer Aid Mammoth Sale Of Equipment Is Scheduled More than $500,000 ' worth ol cars trucks. farm machine.y, tractors and other hard-lo--ct items will be sold nt auction Tuesday in the first of a series -if sales to be held at the Holland 'Auction B«rn on Highway 61 ncr Holland, These auctions will be held each Tuesday and Thursday beginnlno- nt 0:00 a. m. until] all items have been sold. Registration fe= with parking lot for more than T. P. (Doc) cwan O f Dlythevillc will act ns auctioneer. 4-H Club Group Meets to Plan Activities for '47 A 4-H Council meeting for thc planning of 1947 club activities got underway at lo o'clock this morning in the Circuit Courtroom at the Court house here.- The Council is made up of offices of North Mississippi county 4-H CIttbs. is space provided, HOC cars. N. Y. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Pee. 3330 32;)5 3055 2775 2688 3375 3280 3097 2821 2732 3325 3235 3055 2775 2(188 Spola close;) 3420, up 35. 3365 32C1 3084 2190 27)8 Legislators Okay Eight Laney Bills Governor's Program Rushed Through Both Houses of Assembly 1/lTTLE ROCK, Ark.V Feb. 15. (UP)Oov Ben Laney today -was two bills short of achieving his 10-bili legislative revision of the state's fiscal systeiit After a two-day tangle that ran into Senate and House filibusters and delaying parliamentary technicalities, administration forces passed eight measures including increased taxes on liquor and cigarettes, and revision of the 1915 revenue stabilization act. O;i final roll call yesterday, determined opposition was able ta muster only 10 votes against thc cigarette tax nnd fewer thnn that against seven other measures. The bill lo increase Ihc tax on cigarettes was the only one requiring a three-fourths vote of 75 to pass. It was passed finally 85 to 1£. Other measures needed only 51 votes, and passed thc House with easy majorities. Two of the governor's bills had oeen postponed for amendment. One woiiUj increase and revise the sevcrr.-ncc lux. The other would increase the income tax. The bills 'in brief: Senate Bill 104 increases the liquor tax by 5G cents a gallon, bringing the total tax to $2.53 a gallon. It is expected to net tiie state an additional Sl.OCO.CCO in taxes cnmiall. Thc vote was t!4 to nine. Senalc Bill 105 raises the ciga- rcttc tax one cent to six cents a pack, and is expected to bring \n nn additional $1,030.0:0 annually. The measure passed £5 to 10. Senate Bill 10J repeals the state ad valorem tax and releases 51AU,- COO annually now going into the tax reduction fund. It was approved 84 to eight. Senate Bill 1C8 requires the counties to pay tiie salary and expenses of county assessors, half ot which now is pairf by the state. Thc bill passed 87 to eight. ' S:«ia1e Bill HO requires the state to pay the cost of auditing county finances. Tile vote to seven. Senate Bill 111 provides for thc payment of the slate's non-highway bonded indebtedness and lor .the distribution of approximately S4.CCO.COO in surplus. It was approved 8 to seven. Scnale Bill 112 amends Che UJ4S revenue stabilization act as affects the distribution of the general revenue fund. Thc vote was 86 lo sev- ne in favor of the proposal. Senate Bill 188 extends the ad valorem tax one more year, as agreed between thc governor and representatives of thc Arkansas Education Association in order lo raise teachers' salaries $300 a year* Plantation Ort/ers 700 Tractors To Complete Mechanization Complete tho 50,000 aero l,ee NVilsim Estate advanced today as James II. Grain, co-trustee ;n;d ffcnci-iil manager of the estate, Haiti that an order for 11)0 now tractors has hccn placed'with the Mi.sscu Implements While the number of Iracp """"' lhat nil) be received is indefij due lo. availability, Mr. Grain they were on order so that yvjna plantation may be worked entirely* by tractors during the lfl-17 grow- ] ing season. Making room for the addition of mechanized equipment, upwards ol 500 horse- and mule-drawn farm Implements will be offered lit an auction sale next Thursday by the Lee Wilson Co. and the Delta Implements Co., Mr. Grain; announced today. The equipment, ranging from walking cultivators to one-mule garden ploughs, has an approximate value ol 550,000 he stilled. He also said none of the tenant farmers on the Wilson Plantation would be eligible to bid on Hie equipment, no w parked on a 20- acre plot a t Wilson for inspection. A majority of the mules pulled the equipment now up for sale have already been disposed of at local and Memphis markets, Mr. Cralri said. About ino mules remain on the plantation and they will soon bo .shipped on!, he added. International Rule Proposed For Holy Lands LONDON. Feb. IS. (UP)—Brilisll sources predicted today that an international authority would ue set up to administer Palestine, psrhaps comparable to the government of Trieste. Commentators said any such Palestine authority as was envisaged would carry out whatever decision the United Nations reached. Tire British government yesterday announced its intention of turning over the whole Palestine problem to the UN. Sign? were seen that Britain would prefer to take the Palestine was Hti matter to Die General Assembly ol I Ihc UN. rather thnn appeal to thc Security Council. Sources close to thc foreign office said the cabinet had made no decision on the procedure of thc appeal to the UN. Some sources believed tho 1«- tish mipht ask Secretary General Tiygve Lie to call a special meeting ol the assembly if tiie Palestine situation should get worse and a solution bD deemed Imperative. omen In Y Campaign Business District- Solicitation Concluded; Drive Leader Pleased Workers to Be Busy Sunday in Effort to Minimize Suffering LONDON. Fell. ir>. — <ni') ~ Thousand!; of nitm-ifi, railway men il dork workers volunteered lo- di\y for full Sunday work shtfls to •ed tlu> b»lld-U|, of coal reserves which Is slowly easing the Urltlsh fuel crisis. Costl tvulns mid ship:; were brhn;- lui; nil InciTashiu supply irom Ihe mine.-; to the electric power planls. A load nt ;i20.0<m Ions has bt shipped Inlo London durlnif Ihe past 10 days, most of It late this week. 11 wns tree/lng In London HBI Inday, ,, n ,| <],,, xvenlhcr forecast was lor n cold weekend. Thnl meant a rouilnued heavy doiui'sllc demand on electricity and ens ilur- Inr ihe unrestricli'd hours, TlH! housewives ^ot n break Their Sumluy dinner was saved by the "I'l-ncial shift's" decision |c I urn the current back no nl 11:',)U ».in. Sunday instead ',f nnop li most purl:; of the country. The ex l in Imir hour permlllcd the housewives to conk Ihe Sundii: roiist—a "Joint" of beef or lamb !i most cases. l'L;ib;ibly lliere won't be man! potatoes with (lie meat, liecn there Is nn acnlo polaln slioi'lnge There was n temporary short of carrots, loo. Three ruIIway unions put out nl unp'fcedcniod cull; "Pin In al iice.-wiiii'y overtime on Snlurdnj nnd pimilny lo clear coal trains urn aceepli all crmiifjcs In normal work The Bonn! of Trade snld llierr would be no serious clBarcHe slunl- ago, fJHC broiidcniils wore cut of I'lvo hours daily lo .siive electricity Yesterday's unemployment, totii wns 2,:i 10.000. Against the inil.snnce of restrict ed radio proRrnms, the people hac nu unofficial wold of cheer Dm Ihn Kovmmient'.s "gcnunil stuff was reported lo linvci declde< against Imposing compulsory ga restrict Inns, stockpiles al gas work, were growing. 'Hie country appeared lo hnvi weathered llii> of [lie file eiin.'rgency, but a long period o restrictions 's lesser forms teeifi*: likely. - .- flies To Missouri; Mother is III • C1RANDV1KW, Mo.. Feb. 15. <U1>> —President Truman Hew today to bedside of his aged mother, liiB with htm his personal phy. clan to diagnose her condition (>lloivlii(f (i full Thursday night i which she sulfercd a serious frnc- irc of the right hip. Tin' President /lew to the Clrand- Icw airport from Washington In "Sacred Cow." The plane had undergoing overhaul treat- lent and the trip was planned to Luxury Train Jumps Track: Many Injured P. D. Foster, gencnxl chairman of tho Y Fund Campaign, said this morning that the Y business district drive had proved sutisfuc- tory. and added plims were underway for solicitation of th« residential section. Mrs. W. L. Horner is in charge of the women's team, who will ranvn.s:. the residence section of Ihc cily. In discussing Ihc cuir.palt!ii, Mr. Foster said: "In behalf of the entire Y orgiintailion, I wish "n express thanks to those who gave- their time and effort to secure; thc necessary funds lo carry on) ihe work of the Y. to those wiio made contributions and to the, women of the churches who serv-j ed report suppers." j He painted out that a program of interest to all children nnd young; people ol the cily and oiii- crs who wish lo participate was- being planned. The pnirram isi under supervision of J. P. Oairol',. ] director, and his assistant Missi Alice Saliba. Thc Y will co-operate \viib Bly-j thcvillc Athletic A.sso;iaUon. the American Legion. Blytheville s:liool?.! churches, and the Kcd Cross In' their nipi _ .suffering South A4;ssco License Sales Show Increase CECEOLA, Ark., Feb. 15 _ The State Revenue office here has reported a gain of 58528.60 in automobile licenses Purchased last month over sales in January. 1946. This represents an increase of approximately 700 cars in South Mississippi county. Freely-nmiiliiff water cniinot be poisoned ciiccllvcly. losU reveal. N. Y. Stocks 2 p.m. quotations- A T & T ' Amer Tobacco ' Anaconda cooper Blii steel '..'." Chrysler Coca Cola . ............. Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central . ..'. Int Harvester Norlh Am Avlallon . ... Republic Steel Radio "!"!!! Eccony Vacuum .".'.'...'.'. Sludebaker Standard of N J . Texas Corp Packard '. .. U S Gteel 172 3-4 7!> 1-8 •111 5-8 95 1-2 101 5-8 101 1-2 63 1-2 61 :;-4 20 7-8 7t) 1-4 10 5-8 20 1-2 10 1-8 14 5-8 »>4 r,7 1-8 .JACKSONVILLE, Fin., Feb. 15 — Klevcn \vhlle passenger from minor bruises nni scratches left hospitals loda aboard a special northbound trail Iravlnc tour white passengers am oii'lil Neurn railroad employes nn der Irenlment here afler Ins ni;!]U's derailment of the sea board's all-Pullman Miami lo Nc\ York Orange Dlnssom Special. Dr. I,. N. Moe. the rallroad'sVhy slc'nn .old thai the 11 passenger indicated a desire to leave hospl lals when Ihe rnUroiu! Inform? them I hut a special' train wns be Injj made up for the trip. "They were nil pretty well a'.'l lo go," Moc said. "There was urgency of any ttt them stoylnt Pome had bruises in spots." Moe fiilfi thnt thn special Irali wns composed nf onrs which slay frl on Ihc tracks after the .derail mpnl last nlj,'hl 23 miles .soiillnvcs i of here, and some 350 miles nortl ! of Mtnml. The Iraln had started it | run from Minmi .shorily before j p.m. EST yesterday. A broken rail may have cause | thf accident, it ivns snld. O. .: i Phillips of Lawtey, Fla., was on 1 of Ihe first at the scone The an program. They will !\<;ai:i sponsor organized soft ball. SW j m -i clrir "J- »'ns near _n ererk. He_ count ming classes, tennis, playground I c<l -•---" -> -- supervision and cultural training.''"" Additional equipment will be provided in thf Y room ami for the athletic activities, all of whic been purchased with the contributions made by Blylhcvillc citizens. Livestock Soon May Rival Cotton scvcn cars ''""l^d and . llllc tiBH»i.<il, Ihe grading. The four while pns.srngers hospitals were reported out of dan ger. Oil Stoves Got Blame for Three Fire Alarms Oil cook stoves wore listed as th cause of three of fiur fires ycslcr day. one blaze razing thc Intcrlo of a small house and leaving i , occupant homeless and destroy!! On South's Farms hls " osscsstons - MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 15.—(Ul'O —Livestock raising soon may rival collon as Ihe Soulh's leading agricultural product, according lo the conclusions today of a conlercncc of farm and stock leaders. Tho homo of drover nambo, 60 North 5lh. was gultrd by fire sai to originate at- an oil cook stov Flames swept through, the two room house, destroying Mr. Han bo's personal effects and clothing The olhcr livn blamed liic oil stoves did only sliKhl dan Called to discuss livestock prob- j ape. Tho stove In thc kitchen. Icms and possibilities, the rtrst.slovo al 32S Smith Division, owne niinnnl Mid-Souih Livestock Conference was attended by about S3 rural leaders and local business men. Morrl- Speakers Included Sam son, secretary of thc Panola-Tate County, Miss., Livestock Association, \vlio said "our economic position depends upon Ihc ferlllity of our soli.'' "Tho Mid-South is capable of producing as fine callle as any seclion of Ihe country." Morrison said, "but we must get our land back into proper production. Al present much of our land Is not producing in pcr cent, of Us capacity." by Clem whlsllc, caiiRht fire the kitchen :tnd another flared briefly nt 211!) Chlckar.awba. Firemen a'so extinguished a gra fire at 317 East Dnugan yeslerda sc nn Army C-54' but tho "Cow" 'us raidled nt the last minute. Thu plnuu landed here ut 12:01 in, (CST) alter a four-hour and !i minute trip from Washington, Mr. Truman was obviously con- erned about tho condition of ils wilier, now at years old. Throuah- ul the years he has dcmonslnitcd i deep nnd abiding airccllon toiler mid nlivjiys. when ill tits home n Independence, mnkes us nvmy •islls lo her modest home us poa- lulu. falmadge Wins Another Decision Georgia Judge Rules On Authority to Use Funds in Atlanta Bank M'DC'NOUGH, da., PJb. 16. (UP) — Superior Court Jud«e Bond Al- noiul ruled today that Herman TiilnuKlKC is legal governor ol Clcoi'ish In a suit brought by an A'.laula bunk to determine whether rnlmndgo or Lt. Clov. M. E. Thonip- r .on Is entitled to draw funds from :'. SIOD.OCD executive deportment lunik nccoimt. II was the second ruling this week that Tiilmadge had legally leen elected eovcrnor by Iho leuls- lature. Lnsl week n coiitrary ruling had wen issued by Jud«e Cluude Porter in Superior Court at Home. U-i hi another of thc series of court idlotis iiivolvlnn tho gubernatorial tangle. On Wednesday of this week Jurtse Walltir Kendrlx ruled for Talnwdse All three discs arc being •d to thc Slato Supreme Court which is cxp:ctcri to consider the .natter In March. Alniaiid's decision followed the ica£onlti(! of Judge Hendrlx WHO held that since the late Gov.-Einst Eugeua TnlniadgD died prior to In- tiUBiirntton thc legislature auted correctly In electing a (jovcruor from among the two candidates with the highest number of wrlto- in votes, Herman Talmadge had 6:5 such ballots cast for him in the general 'Kindlon. Today's unit had been brought by the Fulton -National Bank ol Atlanta, which sought lo determine whether TnlmadBC or Thompson should bs permitted lo use the cxcciillvc department moncv on lepDstl. • ' _ Because of the appeal to the supreme Court, the funds were expected lo remain tied up pending final decision. Fire Damages S.ecd Hous At Qsceola Cotton Gin OECEOIA. Ark., Fob. 15—Fire an undetermined oriein damaged seed hou.^e of the Planters Gill here yr. c lcrri.iy afternoon. Thc bla?e WMS extinguished soon after It .started by Osceola firemen a:id workers from nearby glm. Amount of damage \vr»s not determined. Million Budget SlasliracesTough Bottle in Senate One Republican Says Joint Committee's Plan to Be Rejected • WASHINGTON, Feb. 15. (U.I'-)—A leading RepubJi- fiiii .senator predicted today that Ihc Senate would reject tlia $0,000,000,000 slash in I'cilcral iqiending voted hy the •Joint Lejrislntive Bud^ut Committee. • " ', __ Cliulrmiiii styles Bridges ol the •'• Ap.:rcpr|iittous Committee runic the prediction us a bl-parti- Ban Senate (;i-up musiered Etrenj'.h Jor 11 floor fljfiil to protect the Army mid N ;vy from ft threatened :ut ot <•! ,750.1,03,0.0 In military .spending. , This group meanwhile gained tho • implied support of Senate Jr'riKl- rtent. Arthur ;i. Vuudcnbcrg. Although VnndcntarB did nol men- ll'.ii bucT;:et cuts directly, ho saw nt a dinner for Michigan congressmen that the nnllon must remain strong "lest those who think In terms of force misconstrue our weakness and bs misled to test It. out." . . Bridge.?, who personally fa.i'0'i the full $5,00;!,CC<UCO reduction told a reporter ho feared the ScnatJ • would pare the figure down. Ho snld there had b:cii strong sentiment amour; some Senate members of the budget committee Co limit the cut to Jl,6:o,0;o,tOO. will bj a pleasant surprise If tho swiRle votes to ninkc Newspapers' Circulation Hits New High PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 15.— (UP) —Daily newspapers In the United Stales h.itl a record circulation of 1 50,751,000 last year, the N. W. Ayer Sons Advertising Agency report- to a -tSCSDO.O.COo cut," tile 'New Hampshire Hepuollcnn slid. ' Muuy Republicans predicted' free- ' :y; however, that the -House would approve the full reduction, necessitating a compromise if the Senate votes something less. . One senator believed .the two houses eventually would settle on n flRiue between ;5,COO,C06 COO and $5,600,106,003. The budget commiltoc voted the $3,000,030,000 cut yesterday, setUn» the fiscal 1818 budget ceiling a"t ' 0 ll " t( " Ul bf the * 37 '--' requested 'by President Human. It acted dsEplte administration warnings that a cut -thin, :>K would damage .the nation's military strength and prestl-" ' Secretary of State Geome C Marshall i\variied " ilmfi»iiy-cul W' • patrliiu the Army's ability to Iced -ctupud arerw wcu!d iwtsent ."an Into.err.iJle situation." Marshall sold you cannot expect to .- maintain .•ontrol of pacpic who.are starving-" 'Both-the Senate aiiri hollo '- uuivdy .planned to begin debate on tlic budget committee's recommendation next Wednesday ed today. This figure 2,000,000 over is a gain of nearly the preceding year itml marks the fifth consecutive' year of increasing circulation for the dailies, according td Aycr'svli- rector of newspapers and periodicals. directory reported 1,812 dallies In the U. s. and 10,000 weekly newspapers. Indiana Slayer Of Wife Under Arrest in TUIsa TULSA, Okla., Feb. 15. (UP) — David Edman, 40. wealthy Columbus, Ind., contractor who wns arrested here in thc shotgun slaying of his divorced wire. Ruth, 38, was placed In n padded cell today after he told officers "I should have killed myself long before this." Detective Sgt. Tom Duckelt said Edman appeared highly nervous. He signed a waiver for his rc- lurn lo Indianapolis. Mrs. Hutli Clark, his divorced wife, was found shot to duath In her father's home at Columbus. Inrt., Thursday. Her father, Nate Clark, had been shot twice, though not fatally. He told police Edman had knocked on the door of the home shouting that he was going to kill Mrs. Edman. Malaria Control Work Starts Soon First Shipment of DDT Delivered for ,"Use in This County The first portion of a shipment of 1500 gallons of DDT concentrate to be used Hi the 1017 house-spraying program ill Mississippi County was brought yesterday to the Malaria Control Unit here. Approximately'.42 gallons were in the shipment which arrived from Paragould by truck. All of the 1500 gallons is expected to arrive before the nctual spraying gets underway March 1. As a first payment for the spray program supplies n nd equipment a check for $20,001) was sent the Arkansas Slate Board of Health in Little Rock by «. C. Knappenbcr- Kcr, .secretary of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau, sponsoring orgaiilzniioii ft,. (| le p rogfa i n T |,| s money came from the $3 fees collected from each householder for spraying charges. Hiring ol the five-man spraying crew, whose wages vyill come from a $2t)00-$2saa general fund allocation made recently by the city is expected to be done the last of this month. - VI Final discussion of the program before actual spraying begins will tnkc place at n week-long district meeting , of nihlaria control officials beginning Monday in Jories- boro. Weather Moderates Yesterday's spring-like weather kept temperatures throughout the night above the freezing mark ns n low of 38 degrees was recorded here by Robert E. Blaylock, official weather observer. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy tonight and. Sunday. Cooler North null East portion todny. Trial of Columbian Due To Reach Jurors Today ATLANTA, Gn., Feb. 15. (U.P.) —Columbian Leader Homer Jr.. asked a superior court jury jury todny to acquit him of riot, charges so that he could help "poor white people" drive Nesroes and Jews from tlic land. The brown-shlilcd Loomis spoke from the witness chair for almost four hours to wind up his shortly before midnight. The case is expected to bo In the hands ot the jury today with n verdi-.t possibly rendered before nightfall. Loomis, a former Princeton University student being defended In court by- hts falher, Homer Loomis Sr., a New York City attomoy." To Hold Chancery Court A chancery court session will be convened the Oscc- cla court Hcitse with Chancellor t Francis H. Cherry -presiding.

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