BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS TKE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST AIJK-AM*.., AV,~ „„ „.„ ••-« » • ^^ •VOL. XI,111—NO. 287 BiylheviUe Dally Newr Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley leader THEJPOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI President Sends Army and Navy .Plan to Congress Secretary of National Defense Would Be New Member of Cabinet WASHINGTON, Feb. 26.—(UP) —President Truman today sent to Congress legislation to "unify" the Army. Navy and Air Forces under a single secretary of national de- lense. "It is my belief that this suggested legislation accomplishes the ete- .sired unification of the services :ind I heartily recommend its enactment by 'the Congress," Mr. Trunian said. The President sent letters to House Speaker Joseph w. Martin. Jr., and Senate President Arthur H. Vandonbcrg. The measure would set up a national defense establishment under which would be a Department of the Army, a Department of the Navy, and a Department of the Air Force. The secretary or national defense would be a civilian with cabinet rank. The others would not have cabinet rank. Tlie president announced tho Army and Navy had readied agreement on the "unification" plan on Jan. n. Each unit of the unified defense establishment would operate under ^its own secretary who would be & responsible directly to the secretary of national defense. Navy Retains Air Branch The war Department would be known as the Department of the Army and the title of the secretary of war would be revised to secretary of the army. In line with the proposed new cabinet setup, the propose^ act would alter the Mile of presidential succession to eliminate the secretaries of war and navy. Instead, the secretary of national defense Wmllrl lln sllhst.itlltpH of staff is not an actual merger ol the services, but rather their coordination under one secretary. Small Boy Suffers Fatal Burns While Trying to Save Invalid Grandfather PULASKI, Tenn., Feb. 26 (V P > -Seven-year-old Toby Malone, n first-grade student, was dead today as n result of his fruitless efforts to save liis invalid grandfather from burning to dcatli. The boy, witnesses said, was playing in the vr.id when fire raced through, an apartment house and made 33 other persons home- Jess. He rushed Into the house to save Ins grandfather, TO-ycar-ola Andrew Malone, but both dk'l l-i the names. The elder Malonc's wife oscortcci JU.VTM 1-:VI Ll.K, ARKANSAS, WKDNKSDAY, KKBUUAKY 20, 111.17 two other (jranrtehiUir but was prevented iron i rclurnin^ to d to snfc y. Investigation Of Lilienthal In Final Stages Committee Decision On Truman Appointee Expected Next Week WASHINGTON. Feb. 20, (UPI — Irr-'i lo safety Thc Scnille Atomic Energy Connnit- iy Ihe flames tce lo<iuy tentatively completed by ________ help tier hus- mostly what a.- ...-..., ,, A U. S. Air Force would be ere atcd under the new Air Force De partrnent. The Army Air Forces, the Air Corps of the U. S. Army, and the general headquarters ,ilr force <Air Force Combat Command) would be transferred and incorporated into the U. S. Air Force. The President would appoint an air forces chief of staff who would absorb tlie functions of the commanders of the units transferred under his jurisdiction. 14 Candidates Nominated In City Races MANILA. Ark., Feb. 26.—With j only 21 of Manila's 25S qualified electors attending a "mass" meeting there Monday to name candidates for the municipal election April I, 14 of them were nominated to run tor three city offices to ta filled at this year's polling. The oiiccs to be filled or c those of mayor, recorder and alderman, with five aldermen to be elected. According to the nomination* made. Mayor W. R. Brown will seek re-election, opposed by I. L>. Shedd and Joe Chapins, James Moore is up for re-election as recorder with Aivin Tipton named to run against him. William Homer, William Ballard and R. E. McCullough were nominated lor re-election as aldermen. The other t\vo incumbents,'V. B Otaornc and R. J. McKinnun arc not seeking re-eler.tion. Nominated to ruti for tlic vacant aldermen seats and oppose the second-term nominees were Charles Carter. LJ. I, Woodruff, Byrl McHcnry. Kicii- ard Jolliff, Harvey Durham and Rilty Dankin. •Mr*. Tipton, Mr. Woodruff and Mr. Durham are World War 11 veterans. ater Pollution Film Shown at Club Luncheon A film on water pollution ana Us effects on game birds and nnimals was shown members of the Lions Club at their weekly mo'.-line: yesterday noon at, the Hotel Noble. The film, entitled "More Power 1o America," was made by General Electric in coopcrotlon wit'i tho U. S. Public Health Department and shown by James Nebliut. Low o/27 Recorded Freezing temperatures co.iV.micd unabated hero as the mercury rc- 'inrned to tlic low 20's during the night. A low of 21 degrees wris recorded, Robert E. Rlaylock, official \ve.ilhor observer :iaid lhi s morn- Britain Explores Attitude of UK General Assembly Session Urged on Palestine Problems LONDON, Feb. 20. (UP)-A high government source revealed today bat Great Britain Is exploring tlie possibility of bringing the Palestine issue before a special General Assembly meeting of lhc United Nation b2fore the scheduled Ssp- tember session. Sir Alexander Cadbgan, Britain's representative on the UN Security Council, the source said, htis opened discussions with Tryyvc Lie, UN Secretary General , in New York to determine whether a session is feasible. The British were said to have iiiggested a "streamlined" Genera Assembly session which would be confined to the Palestine issue and which UN members would b: represented by their permanent staffs in New York, rather than delegates coming in from all ovei the world. There was indication whelhei such a meceting would prove feasible under UN procedure. The British suggestion was lhat the special session consider Palestine and then icport its findings to the regular assembly meeting in Septem- 'ber. Britain, the source said, has little hope that any real progress 01 Palestine can be made outside the United Nations despite the statement by Foreign Secretary Ernes Bevin that he was prepared to try again to find common ground betwe'en the Jews and-Arabs. British IMace Blame on U. S. British efforts, this source said would be directed toward Improving relations with moderate Aral leaders in nil attempt to "tone down" th e attitude of Ar.ib extrem- inists and in that way "bolster the Arab case" -before the Unite* Nations. The British source disclosed tlia Bevin's attack on president Tinman was made with the full advance knowledge of his cabine' colleagues although it was understood that Mr. .Truman's name was not mentioned ill advance texts O f Bevin's speech. He said that Bevin was convinc ed that the time had come to "be entirely frank' 'in order to ollse what the foreign secretary regard ed as "undcrserved criticism" o British policy by members of Par liament. "Bevin wanted to get over to the United States the idea that L there are future negotiations of ; similar character they must !>i considered international in aspect, the source said, "and that th United Stales must avoid unilaLe ral statements which would u baund to have an unfavorable ct feet on discussions." Austin Named By President To New UN Job WASHINGTON, Feb. 26. (DPI — President Truman loday nominate Warren El. Austin to be Unite. States representative on the Unitct Nations disarmament commission 'Austin's nomination spccificalli was the United Nations "comnns sion for conventional armaments. This group will handle disarma mcnt questions covering weapon other than Ihe atom bomb. The former Republican senator from Vermont is now U. S. gate t 0 the United N^.ions. dele Frisco Club Director In Rotary Club Speaker OSCEOLA. Ark., Feb. 25,—Miss Martha C. Moore of St. Louis, director of the Frisco Employees Club in St. Louis, discussed "Science and Railroading" Tuesday at Ihe Rotary Club mccllng. She demonstrated her topic with a molion picture. X. n. Campbell of Chaffce, Mo., superintendent of the River Division of Frisco ,and W. S. Johnston of Blythevllle, general agent, also spoke. Out-of-town Rolarialis attending the meeting Included Dr. H. A. Taylor, J. Louis Cherry, Philip Deer and Jerry Poe, all of Blythevillc: A. T. Bell and George W. Carpenter of Lepanto and Tom Mansfield of Clinton. A dinner was served by women of tlie Presbyterian Church. In a meeting of past presidents following tho regular session, plans were discussed for contributions for a memorial to Iho late Paul Harris founder or (he notary. hearings on the holly-contcslcd nomination of David E. Lilienthal to be chairman of tlic Atomic Energy Commission. H heard more statements for and against Ullcnthal. The committee scheduled a closed meeting for tomorrow lo decide whether any further testimony was needed. A vot.o on Lilienthal and the four oilier nominees to the commission was nol likely until next week. Hearings on the Lilienthal nom- Inllon have been In progress for live weeks. Endorsements of Lilienthal, former TV»A chairman, came from 'onncr Wisconsin Gov. Philip M. LaFollelte; Owen D. Young, onetime head of lhc General Eleclric Co.. and w. I,. Ball, former vice- chairman of the War Production Board. One of the last witnesses heard by the commlllec was J. S. Rcmlm, 75-year-old Knox County. Term.! farmer, who told about "nude dancing" by persons he said were Communists and employes of TVA. Sen. Kenneth McKcllar. n.. Tcnn.. long time political foe of Lilienthal, has charged lhat he winked at alleged Communist activities in TVA. LaPollette, in a telegram to tlie committee, denied that Lilienlhal had violated Wisconsin law by holding a private job while working for the Wisconsin Public Power Commission. He lauded LillciUhal's "outstanding" record as a member of the commission. Young's endorsement was in the form of a slatclucnl read lo the committee by Sen. Arthur H. Vnn- denborg, R., Mich., who described Lilienthal as "one of our Great Americans." Vandenberg's action in reading a statement commending Lilienthal was viewed as further indication that he will support the nominee when the issue conies to a vote. The Lilienthal issue has split lhc Senate Republican high command. Sen. Robert A. Taft, O., liead pf the GOP Senate Policy Committee, and Senate Republican Leader Wallace H. White, Jr., Me., have issued statements opposing Lilienthal. Vandenbcrg, Senate president, has indicated support of Liilenthal although he has not yet taken a public stand on Ihe issue. j-uti ^u., i>uu ouuiil uivisxiii, nisi DijfJit ii; Hroa and (.Tea I ing u highly; diiiigerous fire Tho cascade of fuel occurred* when n welded seam In the lower n lion of I lie lank gave way ibout (1:45 last night. Capacity of the Umk was given as 11,151) illons. Tlie fuel flooded (lit! nix'n irrouiidiiiH (he lank iui-1 lhc -•iirby cities Service filling sln- llon. The fuel also flowed uucut Ule lascs of Uvo other stoi'.ig.. lanks one ccnlaimni; 8500 gallons .'of rcgulnr Agri Officials Predict Drop In Food Price WASHINGTON. Feb. 2(i.—<UP) —Although commodity markets arc booming now. Agriculture Department officials believe tho second half pf the year should brinr; substantially lower prices f^r most foods. That news was tempered, how ever, with the prospect I h !>.'.. price, meanwhile may stay at Ihe pros ent level or even rise .^I'.glHly No large drop is expected in iho hn mediate future. Tlic Agriculture Department peo pie think some food prices mav turn down again even before ^iim mer. A Labor Department eojiic mist is on record, however, as be- lievivng that the ;.ost of liv"-.g a: measured in retail prices will hi a new high by June. Tlie cost o living includes rent an:l othc things beside food. _ Bankers Attend ; fc ! Conference in West Memphis Representing Ihe First Nationn Bank or Blylhevillc at a meeetini of Group One of the Arkans^ Bankckrs Association todav in West Memphis arc Sam Wii'tares president; D. C. Pafford, assistant vice president; Hcrmon Carllon Tommy Cyppcdge cashier; _^ i o ^ and Jack Gwen, assistant cuohicrs Farmers Bank and Trust Co u fleers attending this meeting n B. A. Lynch, president; p. E Wn ren, vice-president; R. A. Porte, 4 vice president; and R. L. B:riis tcr, cashier. ir- U. S. Presses Her Claim To Islands in Pacific LAKE: SUCCESS, N. Y., Fcb an (UP)—The United states pressed Its claim lo Japan's Pacific mandates before the United Nations 'Security Council today, promising to build the islands inlo a la'r- Mung bastion dedicated lo "general ECct:rily under Hie Uniled Nations.- ...,.,..,.., Hcartmed by Soviet Russia's ap- she said. proval, American officials iintlcl- — •••-••->u •.••.v.-.i tii*)" u-^MiM* iciy uliR-siXlEi paled almost no resistance to their SIM.OOO.OCO sought nationally plan for legally removing C23 - - ' is- clusive United statcE trusteeship. England had 688 fatalities In a tolal of 113,200 factory accidents In But Fire Averted Nearly 12,000 gallons v>f tractor fuel spewed out of tho split swims olaiv overhead storage tank at the Arkuusa.i ' Fuel Co., liOG Suulh Division, lust . inundating a In me . .° " ;as. in Ihe with 4070 aim the gallons of other ethyl such close conjunct';!) highly inflmninable inks, the tractor fuel crenlerf with fire linxnrd 'Ire, police and city offululs said loday could thai iivcn conflaern- "'", It ignited, raxed In Blythcvlllc's worst lion. To dlsjiol Ihls fire hanaifl, flrc- nu'n worked from 7 o'eloik until midnight washing away the fuel with water pumped Ihrwgli (lie fire (ruck's booster. Sluicing Ihc fuel down the ditch parallel lo Highway 01. ll wns washed southward tj ihe drainage dud, which Intnctccts <he highway Soiilh of llio city. The fuel washed awny, represented a loss of .from "$1200 lo $15M. il was esllmaled by While Jefferles, o)>eriilor of the Arknurnu Ihicl Co. Admits Need ol Labor Act Change Labor Union Head Says "Free Speech" Clause Has Merit Involuntary Servitude Charge Lodged Against Wealthy Pair t — Irate Democrats 'Oust' Talmadge «>• PATIUCIA CLARY * (United Tress SlafT Correspondent) LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26. (UPI — A Federal Grand Jury will be asked today to return an Indictment against two social prominent Bas- tonians accused of violating the l.'Itli Amendment and holding a Negro maid In slavery for HO years The Jury-will hear the ii liy Negro woman's story of more Hum a quarter century spent serving Wesley Iiigalls. 04. and his wife, Mlra Elizabeth, G2. The government charges that the couple forced Ihe maid, Dora U Jones, 59. lo work witliont pay and thus violated the iintl- slavery amendment which grew out of tlie Civil War. IngallK, a former Massachusetls legislator, branded the charges "ridiculous," when arraigned at San Diego yettreday and freed with his wife 011 $2,500 bonds each Assistant U. s. Attorney William Ritzl said the maid was forced to labor for 30 years without pay by her former friend mid teacher who threatened disclosure of an undisclosed crime committed by the servant during Mrs. Ingalls' previous marriage. The five-foot. BO-pound woman was taking life easy loday for tho first lime since 1918. She was n guest nt a private home in San Diego, hidden by the FBI ui case can be heard. She had not spoken lo a outside Ihc family In years cowered before police, answerjjiik their questions in llmid whispers Officers said she was "fairly In-' lellfRcnt." She told police she worked K hours n day at menial jobs In the Tngalls' swank Lynn, Mass., and Coronado. o,,]., \ mmcs . she also cared for apartments in a biilldlns Ingalls owned on Boston's, Beacon Street. She said she had not seen a movie m the 30 years, had no time to go out and no money lo spend. Her clothes were cast-ofTs said. When Sjie was frequently mistreated, she tbe Ingalls came to Gall- ist year, they brought her with them but forced her lo sleep m (he car and on holel bnlhroor. floors, she told police. They stayed for a month at Ihc luxurious Hotel Del Coronado while she slept in the car, she sn |,|. sl]c was hvnig h, a bathroom at the mgalls home when police found Police quoted Ingalls as blaming the charges on his son-in-law Richard Roberts, a Berkcly, Cal oil company chemist. Veterans to Meet Hunt Lloyd post 227G of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold their weekly mceliiig tonight at 7:.i() in the Wetcnkani,, Cotton Co. Fire Damages Auto An explosion, believed to have- occurred in the radiator, ign.'on the motor of a c r,r belonging to Simon Bland late yesterday afternoon at 121 North Pirsi. The blaze restricted lo tl-c motor and Georgia Governor "Read" Out of Party In Atlanta Meeting ATIJAWTA, C3a., Feb. 20 (UP)-. Cloy. Herman Talmadgc was "rcaa out" of the Democratic 'PnrLy today by :i group of his op]x>nunls who called on Georgians lo join them in complete reor(jan]7Jilion of the party to purge it of the forces that put Tnlniiulgc In power. Thc group met as the executive commltlce of I lie aroused cHlMus of Georgia but dissolved tills meeting to lake up Ihe purge movement. They agreed to refuse t o participate In any primary held "under the guidance" of those now in control of state offices. "We who would preserve the party and restore 11 [o the people hereby declare...that the ol- llcials of the party who have fiar- Tlpated in those acts are no long- fcfincmners of the Democratic par- ,nd have forfeited the right lo its name." the group declared resolution adopted by acclamation by several hundred persons attending lh c session. The group called on "all true Democrats in Georgia" lo Join In the reorganization of lhc parly "so that it may once again become the respected Instrument lliiougli which the will of the people limy be honestly expressed and constitutional, democratic government restored to our slate." The group was also expected to take an ofiiclal stand agalnsl the white primary law—signed last week by Talmadge. Iu Informal discussion, the bill was branded as "the only means the Talmadgc machine has of staying in power." Tlie measure incorporates Georgia's anliquatcd null vote lnw whereby small countries hold the balance of power at Ihe polls. damage lo Ihe wiring resulted. Legionnaires Support Manila Park Proposal l)ud Cnson post 24 of lhc American Legion voted to support lhc measure now before Hie Arkansas General Assembly for Improvement of the Herman Davis IVfemorial at Manila at a meeting last night in the Legion Hut. At the meeting,. Joe Whitlny. head of lhc Legion Junior Case- ball program here, rcporled Unit the use of a bulldozer had been obtained and work on the proposed diamond near the Hut was ex- pcclcd lo begin next week. Legionnaires or the Ulylhevillc Past will sec films of Ihe IMG World Scries which will be sliown at the regular meeting March 11, I It was announced Insl night. Funds from Red Cross Often Used in Mississippi County Mississippi Counly has the highest disaster rate in Arkansas which is in the American Red Cross Mid- Wcst Area, a territory v.-liich itself has the highest disaster rate in the nalion. Mrs. Floyd Haralson, t'.Vcu- tivc secretary of the Chlckasawba District Red Cross Chapter, pointed out today In connection wllh the financial campaign starting here Saturday. A major flood striking this vicinity would take the local share of national Red crass funds for several years In the costs of sheltering, feeding of victims and the evacuation of others threatened. Approximately one-sixth of in fund drive Is earmarked for use in relief and rehabilitation — - —•- --—>•> -..?*...iv.,w of disaster victims 7n HIP pvent of . c ^™ 1 , a ^.P! a i"? tllcl » »» tfer cx - » widespread disaster Ihe local chapter would receive add"Tional funds from Ihe national organization. ; North Mississippi County flvive workers mu now soliciting contrib- utions in order to have a majority of the funds ready for remittance lo campaign heaclnunrters here Saturday so lhat the drive may be completed quickly. Fund headquarters In Blylhevillc to receive contributions from this half of the county will be set up In (he Chamber of commerce office In City Hall Saturday with Mrs. Hcrmon Carl ton in charge. In Osceola, Soulli Mississippi contributions will be turned In to campagin headquarters set up at Ihe Planters Production Corp. Friday has been designated, official Hadio Day for the null V>-, drive and President lYumnn''"wili address lhc nation at 9 o'clock that night. Presidential proclamation has set aside the month of March for the Red Cross drive alt'jough Mississippi County fund chnirpien arc worknlg toward a rapidly culminated campaign lo last only a week at the most as they feel n prolonged drive is not, necessary in lhis nrra. SINGLE COPIES'FIVE CWSPTS Draws Fine tor WASI11NTAON, Ki'b, 211. (II. 1M -Al-'I, Pivsldi'iit William Green inld ludny H inluhl be a gum him: to ui v-e <mployrrs "li-c'.i ipiTcli" and make union.'; file fl- lancliil reports and iCBlMi'r wllh In tf.stlmony before tho HOUKI- •abor eoinmlllcc Green Ihuj parted u Ullle from uiulrvliitini; opposlllon lo new labor Ic'iilslaltnn Oilier ronuii'.vd.-mnl •IP- rolO 01 all (hi de<olop- Porlal |>ay—T|i« House llulcs Committee Voted lo put, an untl- pmlnl pay bi|| before I hi- House, toiiiorrow with ilcbiilc llmlled lo live hours. Democrallo menib'.'ra ol Ihe tioiisi- Judiciary Committee :ondi>mned the bill us nil •H.lncK on Ihe Fair Labor Standards Act Koivlcjt! "mei-Bcr'' _. I'rCildent Iruinnii scnl In Congress lcm.<lu • lion for "unification" of Hie Army Navy and Air I'Miws. ' AintiuHsnilnr Appointed Ambassador Uv.vls w. UoiiRlns. 52-yenr-old insurance executive and former director of the bu[l«el, was noinlnulcil by Presldul Truman LO be ambassador to Great llrllam, He will inkb Ihe ]>lace of the lalo O. Mnx Gardner. OPA—Chilli-man styles lii'idgcs of Ihe Senate Appropriations coni- inltlre culled for IcgjalnLlnn to wind up OPA Ihls Spring am! put, siiKiir, rice and runt conlrnls In oilier hiindK. Judceshlps—The Sciuilc clary CnnmilUcc set up committee 1< ' sulj- put In .wrllUi'i oiift-slandiiiK "ciislom" of retiulr- IUB mi KQt report on all persons nominated lo federal ju In so dolni; It postixmed for tho third lime action en the nomlnn- tloii of Joe u. noolcy to be federal JiidRu iu the Northern Texas District. New 1 ,11 WK— President Tnni'.\:i signed bins to (i) continue until July 1 Maritime Commission Authority lo operate ships n-.ul (2) exempt John D. llockefcllcr Jr., from ).|fl laxes on property donated to Ihc llmled Natlonc lot Its permanent 'home In New York H was Hep, Clare E. Hoffman H., Mich,', who evoked frpni' Ureqn iiRiwiurnl I lint f.omc labor Inw eliunijcs might, \, K desirable. "The Wniincr Act," Clreen tiiiict "mlgliL be atiiendr.xl lo (jrant freo speech to employers and lo nmko inUon.s file financial reporls ana register wllh Ihe tiovcrnmonl.." As DID Wngnur Act now icadn, cniployen; who speak oiil on (he liable labor of Minion membership arc lo prosecution for unfair practices. New Blizzard Hits Parts of Great Britain LONDON, Feb. 2(i. (UPl-rA new bltaird swept Northeast England lodny. Isolalhm scores of lowns and villages, pllinf! up 12-foot :mnvt- drifls and again paraly/.lng truns- porlation. The Intc.sl storm cinnc in the wake of Ilic worst weather of i century It was a KtHKucrlni! blow to n sec- Him still baltlinn the cffccls ol weeks of snow and freezing lem- pcratures. Coal trains uirryini; fuel out, of the Northeastern mining area to stoke the furnaces of crippled British Industry uunln were stalled. The storm missed Southern Enit- land. where Ihe .sun shone brightly In I/mdon, many dolled overcoat: in the balmiest weather for wcaks with llicnnomeler readings np™i •II decrees. Tile government amuinnced llial the country would go on d:>ubl, MI miner time April 13 to save fuc and enable industry in work later. Meat Hungry Americans Blamed tor Pork Prices CHICAGO. Feb. M. (UP)—Hoi, prices arc liiKhcr than ever be fore because of the K renl Amcrl can appetite, .spokesman lor Hi meat Industry said today. The per capita production o meat this year will be the largest in the nation's history, and yet there probably will be periodic .shortages of beef, veal anil lamb- as well as |wrk •oororc 1D47 ha endrd, the spokesmen said. "The shortages will develop dc pile increased production bccai the American people are meat hn Rer." an industry source said may have a little Irss pork normal, but we're going lo a lot more beef. "We have Weather AKANSAS—Partly cloudy, oce.x- _ „ . sional light rain 11 extreme Soulti Gen Motors portions tonight and Thursday. Montgomery Ward I.title change hi temperature. KJ \/ IN. T . Mar. May. July. dot. open 3423 3318 3115 2810 IliRll lOW 3445 3306 3342 3288 3I4S 3C89 2866 5513 2181 213S Fob. 20. ,, -_.Ige Elmer — fined $1.000 loday charge ho purchased surplus Army vehicles for county use but •-!solit Ilicm lo lils friends. Federal Judge George Taylor said In levying the fine lhal Iherc was o evidence Eblcn obtained flimn- clu! benefit from the resale of thu ,'ehlcles. JudKC Eblcn pleaded nolo :onlcndci'n lo Ihe charges. New School Site Committee Name Chamber of Commerce Members ro Be Added At Meeting Tomorrow . TO represent Ihe illylhovlllc School Hoard on a Joint coiumltluo to lay plans for selecting and acquiring a site for a new high school here are Bosco Craftou, Paul Pryor and Murray Smart, u was announced Ihls morning by Board President Mnx -B. Held. Also on nils committee will b. members of Ihe Blythevllle Chamber of Commerce, These inen have not been named but Farmer Eue- Innri, president of Ihu Chamber, Mild today he would announce tho selection following a mctiing ol tho Chamber of Commerce Hoard of Directors tomorrow afternoon at 2:cO In City Hall. It was volcd lo designate, tin joint commlllee at a meeting Mon day night ol about 50 business and civic leaders with tlie board of directors of the Blythevllle Special School District. Al Ihis meeting, plans and suggest lmr, for the location of the new school and methods of raising sufficient funds to purchase the situ were discussed. College Fund Discussed by Church Group A total of M2,821.00 1i«8 been contributed,by Me'-hpdlst Churchea of jqtiesboTo : DlStrlel'' Iri tile Hcndrlx College campaign, it was announced after n session, this morning of 40 pastors of this dls- trlcl at lhc First Methodist Church here. , The mccllng continued thfi afternoon with plans to be made for church programs In this urea With a goal of »70.000, .1 Mirs boro District churches have con- cash ttnri amount to Irlbulcd $42,821 In pledged a sufficient cover lhc balance. Iu the morning session, !t was announced that two Bpcclal one year KcHolnr.ihlps to Phllvder Smith College for Negroes. Little Hock, would be presented two Negro students by lhc First Mclh- odl.it Church of Jonesboro and the Mclliodlst chiircli of Lepanlo Several olhcr churches also have presented donnllons lo be uscfl for Ihesc scholarships, When reports of the Hendrl! College campaign were made. 1 was disclosed that the Youtl of Jonesboro. District Mctlicdis churches donated $1,400 In two special offerings lor a memorial a a Joncsboro rally. The Rev. j. Albert Gatlln. dis Irlct superintendent, presided today's session and .spoke biIcily. Plane Overdue At Alaska Base; Search Fruitless FT RIOHARDSON, Alaska, Feb 20. (UP)—Planes from the lull Army rescue unit searched Hit riiBRCd Northern Alaskan coasta areas today Keeking a B-2D super- fortress missing since Monday. Gen. Joseph H. Atkinson, com mander of the Alaskan Air Command, said the names of crew members making the training flight would not had been determined. 'Alklnson said the supcrlorlrcss took off from Ft. Rirhardson's Elmendorf Field late Monday with gasoline sufficient for 11 hours Hying. He said lhc craft was to fly over the heavily-forested, glacier-dotted Kenai Peninsula and Cook inlet areas approximately 100 miles west of Anchorage. War Prisoners Riot in Brussels Massed Thousands Of Men Besiege Houses of Parliament HHUSSELS, Veb 26. (UP)' —Mussed thousands of former war pi isoneiH battled rifie-firimf police around the govcinment building's to- (iiiy, and this evening besieged the Hou-.es ot Pallia- moiit wlicic the memLeis were meeting, , Prcllinln iry unofficial reports said ' Kcndanncs were wounded at Icasl oii e seriously, along with unknown nun ber of civilians iht interior Ministry was unable to confirm a report that' one man was killed. Estimates of the mimbar of (hose Inking part in th 0 riots ranged from 20,100 by the Interior . ministry to twice that number by un- olflclal observers Tho member'! O f Parliament were practically prisoners of the ejemon- slrntors milling In force arounrt Ihu buildings. Outside In the courtjard stood 31) armed policemen, some- with machine guns. OuUlde the spiked Iron gates to the yard were 3J more, holdlnc at bay perhaps 10,000 shouting veterans. A .single incident tjplfled the mood of the men. Opposite' tlie Chamber of Deputies they -ppured a bucket of gasoline underneath a paikcd car, set it afire, tlicn turned the c.ir over. Firemen who heml'ecl that way were : held back," by-lho moli. , '' . ... Th 0 dolors were disgruntled veterans, most of them released after years of imprisonment In German camps. Their basic demand was thut pension systems used < after the first World .War be re-.' instated for them, and thit they, b2 accorded additional considerations. Use Tax Measure FactaifMAalay Virtually For Current By BOB BROWN - ; (United Preo Staff Corrnpendcnl) LITTLE ROCK, Ark.,; Feb... 26.^-A one-man filibuster succeeded lo- day In delaying action Rgain on a use lax measure which Its author said would plug holes In the state's sales lux bill and bring in $1,000,000 revenue annually. : The bill would tax articles" bought out of the state for use in the state. Rep. Sam Crawford of -Union County resorted to delaying tactics after Rep. Talbot' Felld, Jr.; of Hcmpstcnd County, author of trie bill, attempted .to get House approval of amendments'. IBy speaking n- N. Y. Stocks 2 p.m. Quotations A T & T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler t.... Coca Cola Gen Electric N Y Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation Radio . :3l) Socony Vacuum ... 3418 Studebaker Standard of N J ... 31S1 Texas Corp 2852 Packard •*77VS. U S Steel Ill 1-8 78 1-2 4D 1-8 91 3-4 96 1-2 156 37 1-4 59 3-4 59 1-8 18 3-4 78 10 •3 1-2 14 1-4 22 1-3 64 5-8 56 6 n-4 •M 1-8 for 10 mlhutes on various "subjects, Crawford tied up the '•. bill In the morning hour. It Is now classified as unfinished business and p^n be brought up-only 'during ,lh~c> :morri- ing hour each day. Crawford will' have tho floor when the proposal Is called out. •'••;. ' The Unlph County, rep'respi'tallve said lie was not necessarily against " u Fclld's hill, but that he was opposed to • all tax increases. The House earlier had amended the bill to exempt heavy- Industrial and technical equipment. Meanwhile, Ihe Senate' feiiled a bill 14 to 12 that would place »n additional sales tax of one Cent ii bottle on beer, introduced by Rep. John Cloer of Springdale, the bill would have divided revenue equally between the general revenue fund and state-supported colleges. The Senate approved and sent lo lhc governor a bill authorizing ihe purchase of an electric roll call system in the House, it was Introduced by Rep. Carroll Hollens"'•; worth of Bradley County aiicl provides a two cent a gallon ^tax on Walker of iicrapslead Connly; House Speaker Roy Rlalcs named (hrcc members to a Joint House anrt Scnalc Conference'Commil- lec to consider amendments to i bill (hat would refund five cents of the gasoline tax for furt' used in farm Iraclors. The House refused yesterday to concur in two senate amendments, one of which would require counties to pay the refund out of their turnback funds. Members of the conimiltce arc Walker, author of the measure; Rep. James Campbell of Garlarid I . County, and Rep. p. D. caldwell of Cross County. Tlie lower chamber yesterday took action on measures embracing -a S«-e LEGISLATURE oa Page 3 Groin Prices Dec/trie ; CHICAGO, Feb. 26. — (UP) — Qiain futures lost ground on the board or trade today after hedging and profit-taking forced wheat lower. Buying by distillers helped corn icsist the downturn, although c«sh and commercial Interests sold. Wheat opened strong and the March delivery sold for »2.3S, the nrw peak set. yesterday.
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