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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TKE>OMIN\NT VOL. XLI1I—NO. 282 Biytheville Dally Newr Blylhevllle Courier BlylhiiVlllc Herald Mississippi Valley Ladder OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 1JLYTI1KVILLK, ARKANSAS,' THURSDAY, KKBUUAKY 20, 19-17 British to Turn Control in India Over to Indians Attlec Tells Commons His Majesty Plans to Act by June 1, 1948 LONDON, Feb. 20. (UP)— Prime Minister Clement R. Attlce told the House of Commons today that the government intends to hand India over to the Indians not later than June, 1948. Attlee told the House that Viceroy Viscount Wavell has resigned and the Lord Louis Mountbaltcn, war-time ehiet of the Southeast Asia Command, to succeed him. has been named It will ti2 Mountbatten's task, said •Attlee, to accomplish the transfer of India to the Indians and achieve tlie establishment of an Indian constitutional regime. The present state of affairs In India, Attlee said, is fraught with danger and cannot be allowed to tx: prolonged indefinitely. "His Majesty's government," he said, "wish to make it clear that it is their definite intention to take the necessary steps to allect the transference of power into responsible Indian hands by a date not later than June, 1918." Altlce said that the British government "acrcecl to recommend to parliament a constitution worked out in accordance with the cabinet mission's proposals by a fully representative constituent assembly. "If it should appear that sucn Gypsies Go on Rampage In Hospital Searching for Doctor When 'Queen' Dies PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 20.—(UP> —Infuriated because (heir 37-year- old "queen" died on the operating table, a band of Gyp.sles went on a rampage in a Philadelphia hospital last night searching for the doctor who performed the surgery. The 300-pound queen, Mary George, died while undergoing n stomach operation performed by Dr. Joseph O. Keezel. King Ell George, her husband who had watched the operation, rushed down stairs to tell his subjects llic bad news. At first the Gypsies were stunned. Then they became infuriated. With King George leading them, the Gypsies rushed Into the operat • ing room, pushing i.ursr.s and hospital workers aside Ktezel had left the operating r,jo:n BO they went 01) a floor to floor search for him. Police were rushed to the hospital and quieted the grieving Gypsies who went home to mourn their dead queen. Dr. Keezel said he had tried to dissuade the queen from the operation but she insisted that he do 11. FrumanCcnlident to Win Where Train Jumped Track Killing 22 SINGLE'COPIES FlVg' a constitution not have been retched by such an assembly before June, 1948, the government would have to consider to whom the powers of tlie central government In British India should be handed over to on the due date." To Set Up Indian Government Attlee revealed that Britain (lid not propose automatically to yield us j.Kiiinount powers in the Indian princely states to the proposed new Indian government. The Indian principalities comprise about, one filth of India and are ruled directly by the Indian princes although Britain has "paramount power" over all of them. "It was not intended to bring paramouhtcy to a conclusion earlier than ihe date of the final transfer of power," he said, "but it was contemplated that in the intervening-period the relations CT the crown with the individual states might -be adjusted by agreement." 'He said the government would introduce legislation in due course to give effect to the transfer ol power from Britain to an Indian government. Although the final transfer will not occur necessarily before Juno, 1043, preliminary steps L may b2 taken -before that date. v "The British government will negotiate agreements on issues arising out of Hie transfer with representatives of those to whom tliey propose to transfer power," Attlee said. "It is important that the et- ficicncy of civil administration be Senator, However, Urges Drafting of Byrnes to Atom Board WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. (UP)— President Truman said today he still is backing David E. Lilienthal 100 per cent and thinks he will be confirmed by the Senale as chairman of the Federal Atomic Commission. Earlier Sen. Styles Bridges. R., N. H., one of those opposed to Lilienthal, urged that former Secretary of State James F. Byrivjs be drafted to lake the Alomic Commission chairmanship. Bridges presented an alternate slate of candidates for the choiv- manship. Bridges said his nominee^ were "outstanding, great Americans whose record demonstrates maintained and the India, provided for." defense ot Memphis Man Will Address C. of C. Group the of ihe Twenty-two persons were killed and 124 Injured near Altoona. Pennsylvania, when the Pennsylvania Rail road's Red Arrow Express jumped the tracks it jiorso Shoe Curvo. The train was en route from Detroi to New York nnd was running one hour nnd six minutes late. Two locomotives nnd five en re plunged dowi an embankment. Cars can be seen hanging over tlie embankment. (NEA Trlenhoto.) Council Extends City's Fire timils Action to Provide Better Fire Protection In Business District Extension of the city's fire limits to cover more of the downtovji business district was voted by the City Council lust night at a special session in City Hall. Tlie fire limits were generally Martin Zook, director agriculture department Memphis Chamber of Commerce will be the principal spe..ker ot the annual chamber of Commerce banquet tomorrow night at 'i o'clock at the Hotel Noble, H was announced today by Worth Holder. secretary. Mr. Zook will speak on "Mechanization of Agriculture,' and its effects on business and industry. Also on the program is a yearly report to be given by B. A. Lync.--., president of the chamber of Commerce last 3'ear. Guests of the chamb-r at this- banquet will be approximately 3j business and profesMonr.l irv:n who have come to Blylheville within the past year as owners tor managers of busuieps firms here. They will be introducra ana extended a welcome to the city by the chamber of Commerce. Marcus Evrard will serve toastm aster. that there can be no doubt" regarding their actions as chairmen In addition to Byrnes, Bridge. 1 : suggested as replacements for LU~ icnthnl, Bernard M. Baruch, form:-;U. S. representative on the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission: former^ Sen. Robert LaFollctte of Wisconsin and Secretary of Nuvy James V. Forrestnl. It was learned, meanwhile, in liable congressional quarters that Lilienthal's four commission colleagues were reluclant, if not unwilling, to serve ,011 the commission if the Senate rejects Lilienthal's nomination. Lilienthal Gains Support None of the four fellow appointees of Lilienthal to the commission has met the opposition the former TVA head has encountered But they were said to be unwilling to serve if Lilienlhal was not confirmed. Speculation to that effect has been current here since it became apparent that the vote on Lilienthal would be close. Now, after lengthy conferences among themselves, it was said, they have all but decided to withhold their services unless Lilienthal's nomination is approved. The four are Sumner Pike. Lewis Strauss, W. W. Waymack and Robert Bacher. Lilienthal's chances meanwhile appeared somewhat brighter. Usually reliable Senate quarters predicted his appointment would be confirmed by a margin of from 8 to 12 votes. With charges of communism against Lilienthal largely brushed aside, the Senate Atomic Energy Committee's long hearings on the appointment were drawing to a close. Chairman Bourke B. Hickcnlooper. R., la., was ready to ask committee members to consider cutting of! expanded in all directions and now include an area described approximately as bounded on the East by the city limits and on the North by a line following Bank Avenue and the storm sewer to Broadway, thence South to Cblckasawba Avenue and West on. Chlckasawba to North Sixth Street. The West- boundary - line follows the west edge of Memorial Par!-: to Walnut Street, then East to Sixth. South on Sixth to the alley between j hp'l'nVii" A.-1, n **.l 1f,.l., TTr n ..* 1_ _K_... 11... [ SaHl. Employers and Laborers Bare Dire Fears for Nation's Welfare 11V RAYMOND I.A1IK * United I'rcss Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.— (UP) — One congressional committee was warned today that drastic labor legislation would encourage Communism. But another was told such legislation was needed to save tho country from "socialistic dictatorship." Edward G. Wllms, chairman of the independent unions of New .lerrey. sounded the first warnlril! before the Senale Labor Committee. .He said stringent or punitive labor legislation would "spread the flames of communism" among responsible unions. "Give tho Communist Party punitive legislation such as outlined In these bills nnd within a period the same congressmen jpcnsored this legislation, IscERing the' ex-leaders of perhaps a little to late, to t Communist away from their doors,' Ash anil Main, west lo about the j B ™' t middle of the GOO block and South again to a point created by a westward extension of Vine Street. The Soiiih boundary line follows this extension Of Vine Street, thence North to to Pirs' ; Ash and eastward on Ash to the city limits. These lire limits define an area in which all buildings are requ^vd by city ordinance to be of fire- construction. In regard lo tlie area newly included in this extension of the fire limits, the fire-proof building ordinance applies only to future construction. House Labor Conimil- tce heard George W. Koiftedy. president of the Kelsey-Kaye.s Co. of Detroit request "drastic 1 ' amendment of the Wagner Act to give rmnloycrs equal bargaining po-.ver. Otherwise, he nnid, the country drift into a "socialistic dicta-' i lor.ship." Wilms and Joseph A. Belrne, president of the National Federation of Telephone Workers, were the first leaden; of Independent unions lo appear before the Senate group. They broke away from the APL-CIO line lo recommend some labor reforms, but they objected to most of Ihe proposals before Congress. Beirne endorsed two of the Wagner Act amendments sponsored by Sen. Joseph II. Balhn. Minn. One would forbid Ihc National Labor Relations Board from rUscriminnt- ing between affiliated and Injc- pcndent unions; the second would CHICAGO. Feb. 20. (UP)-HDS shift the prosecuting' functions of prices hit an all-time local lu^h | the NLHB to the Justice Depart- of S2723 a hundredweight lor liie' menl Milwaukee stockyards todav nii'jj Wilms favored olher Wasncr Act equalled record highs at Chicago nmendmpnts nroposcrl hv Ball. Price of Hogs Hits New High !n Milwaukee Cotton Advisory Board Selected Secretary Anderson Includes Arkansan On 11-Man Committee WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. I'J.I —Sccrctnry of Agrlcullurc Clinto P. Anderson today named an 1 man advisory committee to asst In cotton research mid dc\elo; under the. Research nn ting Act of ;04B. lor committees\comurist:d mttttlvcs of other conuTiodl will ' be nmimmcril late Anderson said. The net. passed by ihc lust con-, grcss, authori/cs expansion hi re-' -serLveh in comieetioti with marketing, transportation and distribution of form products. It dlnv'.s special attenlion '.o dcvel:>pmcni of new uses for ngri.:iilllr:il products and Improvcmnnt ol marketing facilities and services. Members of the contmiUi's nvc: Hanson E. Aldrich, Michlm>:i Cily, Miss.; c. O. Androivs, Memphis. Tenn.; D. w. Drcok.s. Atlimla, On.; Harry cnldwcll. Greensboro, N. c.; F. E. Callaway, Jr.. La Grange, Ga.; C. A. Canno-i, ICnn- napolls. N. Greenville, .ine in House for >ig Budget Slash Democrats Fail in Move to Prevent Cut of Six Million Dollars WASHINGTON, 1-VV). 28. (UP) — louse Republicans today won the list round of Ihelr floor light o cut £G,000,0:o,000 from 1'rcsl- enl Truman's budget estimate for toil 1048. •I- defeated a Democratic move o allow amendments lo a resolu- lon putting a $3l,500.H10,OI)0 cell- nil an federal cxjiomlllurcs. i|;nlnsl Mr. Truman's $31.61)0,1)0". •slhiiute. The unsuccessful nt'ino- li'iilie move would have piivcd tlic viiy lor a smaller budget cut. The llcpl.blican-i'ulcd House \vati vas expected lo nun llirouith tht »lg slush by nightfall. IJul the 3OP victory in Ihc house pros ;i'My will bo short-lived. A croup of !i2 Hcpub'lcun senators and ai ilnuisl solid DemocratIc. front wen senrort 1 0 approve only a 4,EO),(io:i, COO cut In Ihe senate tomorrow, Other congressional develop incuts: Porlnl pay—A Semite Judiciiirj biftgcmiiilltcc approve;) n 'bill lo outlaw all pDrlal p:iy suits—past present and future. Suucouimltlc Chairman Alexander Wiley snid h< expected ihc lull committee li r.kny I hi! bill Monday, with th Semite taking up Ihe measure b, Ihe end of next week. L-.':or—CliFtirinini Fred A. Halt ley, .Ir.. predicted lluil Ids Imus Ir'jnr comnillU'e will vnte to b.n union In) col Is. Ho snid such prac llccs are "practically nickels." Sen ntc and House inuor committee heard conllictlntf testimony aboil the need for drastic labor reion legislation. Aviation—The Scmilc Commerc Committee approved a. report, its aviation .subcommittee locom mcndlni; Unit weather limdln aids b3 installed at 100 alrporl It also iu.ilh3rl7.2d the siiirommr. Ice to lork Into the llnunclnl .stl nation of U. s. airlines. Railroad safely—Hop. Harris nil' worth, n., Ore,. Introduced n ui Hint would authorize the Inle: stale Commerce Coinmltlce to e. 1: bllsh and enforce safety stand iirds for railroad tracks and bridge: He explained Mini "several rccoi tragic riiliroiul accidents have bee altrinilcd lo Ireqk defects." The firsUiovuid HCUBO -Republlca vliloiy on"lliB proposed i(J,o;u,0^ COS budget alnsli was accomprv.i|! ^owcrful Blast Rocks Heart of Los Angeles; 13 Killed; 100 Injured U)S ANGELES, Feb. 20. (U.P.)—An explosion today Icmolished n downtown plating works, shattcied buildings iroiiglioul thn block, nnd killed and injuicd many pcjhons' AlJcHS^ 13 iicnsoua wore killed and more than 200 in"• urod. REA Control Bill Survives Attack by a warning (o Army and Nai chiefs IS to cut their par cent or Measure in Senate Would Require State Supervision MY HOB KKOYVN (United |'ri!ss Staff Corru.spotidvnl) LITTLE HOCK. Ark.. Feb. '2(1. — Effort:; to kill n bill placing electric cci-r. peralivcs under <llrect supervision of ttic Arkansas public service commission were stalled Lemp.irarlly today us proponents dc- f(Mitcrf an amendment by a ono- vole margin. The vote was 15 to 15, with 1U voles necessary lor approval ol the amendment. Introduced by Sen. llcrl Smltl of Joi'ctboro, the change wouic anrt St. Paul, Minn. . Chicago, the tcp beg price I IrrfcrriiiR . They would forbid unions from in- Ihc organising , was SToTO p?r hundreds ei^fnt, cnnn] ! rights of employes, require unions to the record set for tlie Chicago ; as well as employers to bargain and ......... market last October. The top price of S27 at St. Paul also equalled the record set there shortly alter t j. i *. . VJJL- n.k,uiu o«,i. LIII:IU onvjiLiy <VLI.I;J ^ I, 'f tlm ° n y i«5 Ill's week- thc clld ot OPA controls on llva . end. Next week would be set aside for hearings on Lilicnthal's fello appointees. as Post Office to Close For Holiday Saturday Because Saturday — George Washington's 215th birthday — is a legal holiday, the Post Office here will be closed on that day, Postmaster Ross Stevens announced this morning. Although patrons will receive the regular box service, there will be no rural, city or parcel post deliveries nor will Post Office windows open Saturday, he snid. be Truck Reported Stolen A green 1916 Ford half-ton pickup truck belonging to J. C. Frazicr was stolen last night in the 100 block on West Main. The truck was bearing a 1947 Arkansas license plate 454-446. Kiwanis Honors Retiring Head of Blytheville Club Freeman Robinson was presenter! with a certificate of recognition from Kiwanis International for his achievements as president of .'.he local group last yepr st the Kiwanis Club weekly meeting yesterday noon at tiie HO'/.-I Wbl?. Thc presentation w-is made by Graham Sudbury, lieuiCM'.-U-gov- cnior of Kiwanis District 16 A musical 'program was presided by a Blytheville High Schorl quartet composed of Jimmy Hcmy, Carol Evans. Oscar Elliott ami Joe Hester. They were accompanied by Wanda Barhani. E. H. Ford presented a report 01 trips to Memphis and Gt. I/mis hospitals made by him In; of the Klwanis-sponsorc I pic-gram of aid for underprivileged children. Visitors at the mccll'i.; v.-< Lloyd Ward, John Stafford, Mr. and Mrs. Slonoy Cooper and Clarence Gunn of Memphis. ARKANSAS—Continued coid today. Partly cloudy, slightly colder tonight with low temperatures 'a In extreme North to 28 in extreme South portion. Not quite so cold in Norlhwest pnvtion this afternoon nnd Pi-idny. stock. Universal War Training Plan Held in Abeyance WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. (U.P.) -President Truman said todr.y outlaw jurisdiclional strikes. They found little else to praise among ihe pending bills. Sheriff Says Cabbies Confess Negro Lynching GREENVILLE, S. C.. Feb. 20. — (UP) — Sheriff R. H. Benrden said I loday that a number of Inxlcnb drivers have confessed lo Inking psrt in the lynching or a Negro . he will send no recommendations near here Monday. to Congress on universal mllit.'irvj Twelve cabbies have been training until he hears front his; for questioning In ihe'lynching of advisory committee on the train-! Willie Barle. who was slabbed "and '"S, 'J .",' , .. ,r shot lo ''f 3 '" an <l left by a rural But the While Houfrj said Mi-.lslanirhlcrhouse Truman's rccommen.Jat-.mi3 on j E[U -ln was tahcn from tll( . Pick - whelher to extend tho nVi'fj. prob- CI1S . s . c , u nfle , , , , cen ably will be sent to the hill with-i acc ,,scd of fatallv sliWiinc ind in a week. Thc draft in .scheduled! ,.nhw n ™ -r- ,,r T>™.._ - ^.^...'.m. to expire March 31. At his news conference Mr. Truman did r.ot correct question- prs who I icd the dra ft and universal training together into a single question. f He replied that he wonM sent? up his recommendations a I to r he hears from his advisory committee. toiler Uin While House snid that Mr. Truman was rclerriri; only tj universal military traiiv ip. Tlic advisory committr'* is not expected to make Us rep irt for some time yet. llscl robbing T. w. Brown, a Greenville cab driver, last week-end. VFW Adds Four Members Members of Hunt Lloyd Post 2276 of the Veterans of Joreign Wars held thoir weekly business meeting last night at the Wet'jn- kamp Cotton Co. office. Work on building up membership is being continued and four more new members were reported last night. Dyersburg Contemplates $650,000 Bond Issue DYEHSBURG, Tenn.. Feb. 20 (UP)—Mayor I». D. Paimer tod.-.y . The sheriff snSd wntrnnLs prob- C.; ex.; R. A. Cimluun, Horace llayden. Oklahoma City, Okla.; Burris C. Jackson, Hillsboro, 'l^ox.; S. H. Nichols. DCS Arc, Ark.; and Elwood H. Smith, Casa Grande, Ariz. Natural Gas Concern Plans Larger Lines WASHINGTON. Feb. 20. (U.P.I —Thc Mississippi River Fuel Corp. has asked the Federal PowerCom- mission for authority to Increi.rv?. its pipeline system's delivery capacity by 83.000,000 cubic feel ot clay by thc winter of gas per 1B43-49. The construction cost wa-; estimated at $10,200.000. It woull be financed by common sturV: Issues and by bank loans. The proposed cotis'iuclion sisls of a scries of loop lines lo provide two separate continuous lines from Ihe Prrryvllle compressor station in Louisiana to .S*. pxpcmHturi resign. T| .. ms sounded by Hep. A b^rt Engel, R., Mlcii. Kngcl i-hnlrninii of thc House Wnr Di I'.nrlmcnt, Appropriations SubcoTr millce. HCJ rejected urBumeiil.s a proposed S1.7SO.OOUCO cul iu ml Itnry funds would "invite disaster Democrats fought hard, but vain, to open thc resolution to amendments. They charged thc Republicans with "gag" rule. Bomb Control Plan Gets Lift From Gromyko LAKE SUCCESS. N. Y., Feb. W. iXJl>)-Sovlct Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko said today that Russia would let an inlcrna- lional authority supervise anrt manage atomic energy plants In thc Soviet Union. Gromjko also cleared away dr.iwts that Russia's lalcst proposals for world atomic controls wen; aimed at restricting international atomic Inspection, siipsrvlsion anil management to only plants which exist at thc time a world atomic treaty i s signed. Tfie clarification strengthened a belief In UN circles Hint the latest Soviet move brought the Untied Stales and Russia, much closer together on Ihe question of how lo harness atomic energy for tlic benefit of inank ably day' confessions today. He did not name them. would be Issued later for the men who made Ihc N. Y. Stocks 2:00 p.m. quotations- A T & T ill 3-4 Amer Tobacco 78 1-4 Anaconda Copper •!(> 3-8 Bclh Slcel OS 5-3 Chrysler 1005-8 Coca Cola 164 Gen Electric 33 1-4 Oen Motors .' 61 5-3 Montgomery Ward N Y Central said a referendum on a proposed in i Harvester $550,050 bond issue would be hold Republic Steel ' '..... in the iate Spring, providing a Soconv Vacuum Uiti i r~_- ii-_ t •_*_. .__..._ _. _ . •"•Muni bill before the legislature approves the issue. The money \vo::ld be used 1 for slrcet, water p.nd light Improvements. Studebakcr Standard of N J Texas Corp. . .. Packard U S Steel 61 1-4 20 3-8 78 2D 7-1 14 1-2 21 3-8 GO 1^2 . r >8 3-1 7 71! I-S Seeks Remedy WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. (UPJ- Presidtnl. Truman said today the .,.„„„. ., „ ,. ... admlnlslriillon is doin B all It cai I,ouis. Also proposed was installa- to ""fiate the shortage of boxcars lion of an ajisrcfiate of ll.CO:i lor Lllc nation's railroads. additional horsepower :il tho P.:r-' . . ryvillc. West Point anrt Twelve I JVP^tnrk' Mile compressor .stations. 'v-oiwi^rv With the completion % of th-: r.f-w facllilles. the company's tot i! daily capacity would be 275.000.000 cubic feet of gas r.l thc Pcrryvill-; station: and Its total sales capacity would be 200,000,000 cubic feet, a day. deleted two sections of Ihe bill, ami as Smith admitted, wouli iva "conirjlotdy killed the Bill. Aruumiml on UIR measure, In- tioduced by Hen. E. J. nutlcr Porrcsl City, ragi-d 1 for more Him two hours. Further discussion was ixp-ctcd then tho Senate rccoti vcnotl this afternoon, since Sen F. C. Crow of Hope announced. in also would nilcmpt lo amend tin measure. Principal champions of the Co ops were Sons. Smith. J. EC Thompson of Fin-ugouUI, Russell El ••oil of slloam Springs, and Jerr Sjrccloa of Hnzan. ISlrnd declared that the UlSf "has rtane a wonderful job lo the pcr.plc O f Arkansas .mid ha. Blven power lhat private companlc woiiitl not event KUen:pl to give. • Monopoly Charge Hurled Favoring tho bill and against th amendment were Butler, and Sons Ellis Pagan of Little and Oily Mopes,.of Conway. •>'T? '•':~ *""** Butliir snid there are li) cobpera lives now linvlny "specific indnopti lies In their districts and they en refuse to sbrvc any customer the chouse unless they tire regulated. Meanwhile, aclion to prevo'nt th legislature from over returning th state to the property tax field start cd In the House lii the form ot proposed amendment to the const! Union. The proposal was Introduced r, Rep. James Campbell of Garlan' County, nnil is In line with Go Ben Lancy's move to take the stal out of the ad valorem tax field at tcr Dec. 31, 1048. .The amendment would be vote by the people In the November 3211 cral election of 1048. two montl before expiration of the lax undi thc governor's bill. Frccdnm-lo-Work Rill Signed Gov. Laucy moved Into Ihc pic turn yesterday by signing into la See LEGISLATURE nil l-nge 6 Truman Doubts OPA Will Meet Sudden Death WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.-fUP> — President Truman said today thai lie is not yet convinced that OPA. under attack In Congress, will be permitted to die' for lack of money. Asked at his news conference If thc rent-control agency could be kept alive If Congress refuses lo eivc it needed funds, Ihc Presided! said he would cross that bridge when lie came to It. Senators considering rcnl contrii 1 extension were finding Ihelr lask compllcaled by the possibility that OPA would go oul of business. Th" House nol only refused lo grant the agency an extra appropriation asked by Mr. Truman but also suggested thai OPA give back what money H has on hnnd. Cue boc'y was so badly burned it w Impassible to determine the ex. Fire Chbf Jjh.i Aldcrson said crsons Inside the bulldlna we/e linost cooked alive toy the'tre- icndous heat of the explosion. Cries could be heard front"porous trapped In the wreckage. The- entire one-story toick bJlld- ng housing the O'Connor plating vorks nt Pico nnd Stanford streets ollapsed In the explosion at U LIU. (FST). WIncUvs t,vo' miles away wi brcksn. The explosion was heard 15 miles nway. Persons at iho scene were un- ublj Immediately to tell what caused the explosion. Police squid cars vere pie"eei nto service hauling Injured to hos- >ltals OB available ambulances were "illed, Police cars and 15 amsu- anccs with sirens screaming ras- :d In relays between the crun.pied •ulldliiK and nearest hospitals. i"5 Burled In Bulldlm, Officcn, slid aaout, J5 people ivcre In the building when the blast shredded the interior, sent 'the roof flying nky-hlgh and burled survivors. / Tho remaining Injured were .in, icurby buildings, or were passing Iho building when it blew up. Fathe- Ailhur pilest at near j St. Tuilbuis Church, gave txaeino unction to 12 people within the tlrst half-hour. All off-duty police were recalled. A lf>-;nan motorcycle squad was o.vorllng private'Cars'to hospitals Twenty-live p.illce radio car's were on the'scene, trying tp prc- torvc ordei In the rnihlug mcb Injured j crsons distraught icla lives nnd onlookers Most ol the Injmed wire tut by '.lying glass Many were hurt as they walked along the strcel The •b'as.t sent a shock wave roll- ln<! ovci tho My, and within minutes, all public telephone lines \ytrc ^jatnrfitiU vlth oils ' !X-^ll^p^Bl£j.i^'of the i]l&&t, ICr- n-'Os*"* of: Iho city, was a flicke-- in tho- I^wer ajstem All light in the tlownlown area winked out ir.eny and then came back on Seconds nicr the cxploslra ru-n- •oled over the city flccorrpanled t)j the shock wave. Scores o f p ( rsons rushed ironi bulldinps blotks away in ballet there had been an earthquake. Palestine Turmoil New Turn The additions were rcnmstcd because of Increased dcmarcl lro:.n the company's utility trial customers. . j'.iul indus- Beekeepers to Meet Saturday in Leachyillc New officers of the Northeast Arkansas Beekeepers Association will be elected at a meeting of the organization Saturday in I,?achvill3 School. J. II. Davis of Little Rock, state Inspector of npinries, will bs tho guest speaker. C. L. Thaxton of Blytheville Is president of the organization and the Rev. Ray L. McLcstcr, secretary, i The association Is made up of beekeepers in Clay, Greene, Crairr- hcad. Crillciidrn, Poinsclt and Mississippi counties. ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, Feb. 20.— (UP)—(USDA) — Livestock: Hogs 7.000, salable 4,500; fairly active; uneven; weights 240 Ibs down, mostly steady with average Wednesday: heavier weights steady lo 25c lower; sows steady to 50c lower; bulk good and choice 170 to 250 Ibs 2050 lo 27; lop 27' paid fairly freely for 2:iO Ibs down- 130 lo 15D Ibs 23 to 25; 100 to 120 Ibs 20 to 22,50; good 270 lo 500-lb sows 22.50 to 23.50; heavier weights 21.50 lo 22; most stags 17 to ID. Cattle 3,100. salable 2.000; calves l.'OO. all .salable: cattle supply light but unexpected strike of truck drivers hampering trade to some extent. Some local Interests ajong with twr> major packers operating and shipper demand moderately active. Market mostly steady on butcher yearlings and canner and cutler cows; bulls steady but relatively little done on limited tup- 4 ply of steers. Fe« f odd lots top medium to good »(eers 21 to 22; good heifers and mixed yearlings around 19.50 lo 21; medium kinds largely 15.50 In 19. Oil Line From Iraq Broken; Mortar Fire-^ Directed at RAF Camp JERUSALEM, Feb. 20.—(UP) —' The u art Petroleum Company plpu- llue, which carries oil from the rich fields In the Euphrates..Valley, to thc Mediterranean at Jaffn,--wis ruptured in Uo' places In North Palestine today in a new outburst of underground violence, ..,'., ...".'..;'. Underground forces armed with, mortars and small arms attacked a Royal Air Force camij between Tel Aviv and Haila. British Army mills were on the jump through- oil' thc Holy Land, reinforcing their security measures and search- is for troublemakers. Tlic Iraq pipeline was blown up at two points. The breaks wore m the general area of Haifa, the main deportation port for uncertiliecl Jewish refugee ships running tliu British blockade. The .line Is the southern branch of Ihe Y-shnped carrier from tuo Kirkuk Fields in Iraq. At Palmyra It branches, with the "northern arm going to Beirut. The 1 Southern arm angles down through British territory to Ihe Jaffa terminus. Tlie pipeline blasting followed closely the attack on the KAF camp between Tel Aviv and Haifa. No casualties were reported rm- mediately. British troops, however began a search of the area around the camp at Bin shemer. All traffic between Haifa and Tel Aviv was checked. Shortly before the attack, -a civilian truck was commandeered by „ — armed men who robbed the d'rv- dates for meetings of ihe Chancery] er. The truck was believed to have been used by the attackers. The nssa'ult came amid reports that an American-financed ^refugee House Approves Change In Chancery Court Dates LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 'JO (UP)—The House loduy approved on omnibus rollcall a bill by Rep •Alcne Word of osccola fixing the dates for meetings of ihe Chancery Court of thc Chickasawba District in Mississippi County. The courl would begin sessions on the fourth „ „..„„ _.„„ Mondays in February and Scptem- ship manned by an American ere ber of each year. Another Low of 24 Lowest temperature recorded 1 here during last night was 24 degrees, according to Robert E. Blaylock, official weather observer. N. Y. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. 1:30 P. M. Quotations 3406 3307 3130 2841 2750 340fi 3307 3134 28 U 2750 3385 3489 3287 3?95 3115 3121 2820 282S 2735 S73H soon would try to land a gaiup Jews despite tlie British blockade. American newspapermen were said to be on the vessel. Budget Manager Selected Wade H. James of Walnut Ridge has accepted the position of budget manager at Blan Heath Auto Supply Store. He assumed his duties today. Mrs. James and their daughter, Wadcne, will join him here to make their home. • He is a veteran of 2S months service In the Aim}' Signal Corps, of which 12 months were overseas In the European Theater.

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