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(ARK.) COURIER NEWS Taft Says He'll Be Chosen If His Pledges Hold Good' By JACK WASHINGTON (*) — Sen. Taft R-Ohlo data ed tod»jr that * all the pledges he now hold* are translated Into voting strength he wH| wki the Republican Presidential Bominntton. That was the Ohloan's answer to the statement of Qen. Dwight D. Msenhower that he Is a Republican and would respond to a "clearcut call to political duty." bwt would not personally campaign tor th« OOP nomination. Only a "Possibility" Taft told • a reporter he believes this makes Eisenhower only a -draft" possibility, adding: **If all the pledges M« have obtained from all over the country can be translated Into delegates when they are chosen, I believe we have more than half of the convention votes." I The GOP nominating meeting. to be held In Chicago early In July, will have slightly more than 1,260 delegates, with more than 600 votes needed for the nomination. None or the delegates has been formally chosen yet. Taft Expected Elsenhower Taft said he always assumed that other candidates would be seeking the nomination and that "Gen. Eisenhower would be one et them." He intimated he had expected Eisenhower to doff his uniform as commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO forces tad return as a civilian to campaign. , But Kfeenhower salt} at his Paris headquarters yesterday that "under no circumstances will I ask lor. rcitef from thla assignment In enter to ac*k nomination to political offlot and I shall not participate in toe. pre-conventlon ao Krittat at othtn who may have Meh MI intention with respect to m«.". TaJt (aid he Interprets this as •waning 'kkenhower will have to t» drafted to obtain th« nomination, and commented: "I Sink tbh fiR mak< matters •attar lor «».- TaK ffH. ha ta confident he will .b« able to harvest a sizeable number o( OOP convention dete- •aiai from New York, Pennsylvania, HUM i thai itte and Kansas, bom ita>m of fee principal Usen- ...Senator Ta f t.. .Elsenhower was no surprise.., ne has a good chance of getting a majority of the 10 delegates to be chosen at large in Pennsylvania, nome state of Sen. Duff, a leader In the Elsenhower drive. 9*0. Miocpp*! of R-Kana ; a " " . »«pported tills con- a pred*c«o» that the •will go to' the amiT»>f«i •nfcufcmctcd and with 1U fc mgarded as Saw- cm* ilate. •Ml'atad )M hM bewi Wormed RFC Obituary Whistle Rites Will Be Held Tomorrow Services for Clem Whistle, Mississippi County planter who died suddenly yesterday morning, will be conducted at 2 pjn. tomorrow at the Dell Methodist Church. The Rev. E. H, Hall, pastor of the -church will officiate, assisted by the Rev. S. B. Williford, pastor of the Batcsville Methodist Church. Burial will be In Elmwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mannerlng Towlas, Robert Biggs, T. A. Haggard. Wade Jcffers, Prank Harshman, Rupert Crafton, Loy Welch and Udell Newsom. Mr. Whittle suffered a heart attack while at his home farm on South Highway 61 and died shortly after being taken to a Blythevllle doctor's office. He was 63. Cobb Funeral Home Is in charge. TUESDAY, JANUART «, Commodity Arid Stock Markets- N«w YoHc Cotton Mar Open High Low 1:15 «1« 4268 4218 4250 4206 4254 4200 4235 4170 4207 4170 4192 3909 3042 3909 3933 New Orleans Cotton Open High Low 1:15 Mir 4236 4269 «28 4252 May • 4213 4258 -1213 4239 Jt »y 4(76 4204 4176 4190 001 3918 3946 3918 303V Soybeans Jan Men May July High Low Close 303 207't 289 297»i 203 295V4 205»; 2D114 293K 293*1 20114 291% New York Stock* 1:15 p.m. quotations: A T and T Amcr Tobacco . ....... Anaconda Copper ncm stcei ;;;. Chrysler . den Electric Oen Motors Montgomery Ward . .. N Y Central Int Harvester J. O. Penney Republic St«l Radio .'....'.'.'.' Socony Vacuum . , Standard of N J Texas Corp Sears U S Steel '.'.'.'.'.'.'.', Sou. Pac. . ..' .. tOouNMMd from Page 1* MM b*? WC personnel. M lot political Influence, McDon- •U MM, "ire Just don't expect •nvbodr to try It. We certainly vent permit it." Itoftwnk «aid h* would assign Iht new investigation to a subcommittee headed by Sen. Fulbrlght (D-Ark), same group, whose hcar- ta#s last spring forced a ehakeup of the agencjr. 2 Burn to Death Near Jonesboro JONESBOHO, Ark. CAP) — Two young listers died In a fire which destroyed • farm house near here last night. Their parents, three .brothers, > riater «nd a friend were burned. Dead are Hazel Venable, 14, and Frances Ann Cenable, 3. Severely burned were their father, William F. Venable, 48, theli mother, Margie, 44; George, 12 Willis, 11, Mary, 8, and Warren, 1 and Franklin Morris, 11, who was visiting at the home. ONE JUMP AHEA&-Loretta North, above, is Australia's 'Miss Kangaroo"—a beauty title which she. won in competition with 80,000 other Australian lovelies. Accompanied by two full-grown kangaroos, she'll make a good-will tour of 32 American cities. GAS is FINE in The Furnace—not in Your Stomach If your stomach burns "like fire' It means your food turns to gas In- ttead of digesting. So you are In misery with bloat and can hardly breathe. BlytheviHe people say they are free of stomach gas since they got CERTA-VIN. This new medicine digest* food faster and better. Tak•n before meats it works with your food, da* pains go! Bioat vanishes! Contains Vitamin B-l to enrich the blood, give you pep and make nerves stronger. Miserable people «oon feel dlflerent all over. So don'l to on suffering. Get OERTA-VIN —Klrby Bros. Drug Co. .. 155 1-4 .. 62 3-4 .. 60 3-8 .. 50 1-2 .. C9 3-4 .. 59 1-2 .. 51 3-8 .. 65 1-2 .. 18 3-8 .. 35 1-4 .. 69 3-8 .. 41 5-8 .. 24 3-8 .. 30 5-8 .. 16 ,. 57 t-2 .. 56 t-8 .. 39 7-8 .. 62 1-8 Livestock CHICAGO (AP) — USDA—Hogs 20,000; 15-25 cents lower thnn Monday; sows steady to 25 cents lower; most sales 180-220 Ib butchers IB.15-40; top 18.50; 230-370 Ib 17 00-18.10; few 280-310 Ib butchers 16.50-17.00; sows 14.00-16.00. Cattle 7.000; calves BOO; steers and heifers slow, stcaily to 25 cents lower; commercial cows steady to 50 cents higher; other cows steady io weak; bulls and vealers steady; imlf dozen or so loads prime 9751,412 Ib steers 37.25-38.50; prime 976 Ib yearlings 28.50; prime heavy steers 37.65; most choice to low- prime steers 33.00-37.00; choice to low-prime heifers and mixed yearlings 32.75-36.00; utility to good bulls 26,50-30.50. Sheep 2,500; slaughter Iamb,, fully steady; top 31.00; bulk wooled lambs 30.00-30.50; Fhorn Inmbs 29.50 down; daughter ewes 12.00-15 60. Black Rock Man to Run WALNUT RIDOE, Ark. (AP) Dr. Charles D. Tibbels of Black Rock, Ark., has announced his candidacy for state senator In nex summer's Democratic primaries. Teen-Age Boy, Missing Since October, Fouriti, Chained to Bed in Filthy Salt Lake City House SOLD TO MR. DE GASPERI!-Gen. Dwight D., Eisenhower, supreme commander oi NATO, geslures animatedly as he puts over a point to Italian Prime Minister Alcide De Gaspcri. The meeting took place at Ike's SHAPE headquarters in Rocquencourt, France, where the subject of a six-power European army was discussed. Atomic Energy Battery Made NEW YORK — An atomic energy battery was announced here today. This battery changes radioactivity directly into electric current. That change is one of the great goals of the Atomic Age. The report wns made to the Conference on Electronics and Nucleo- nics of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by Philip B. Ohmart of Cleveland. The significance is explained by the Arco, Idaho, atomic reactor which Is producing the world's first electric power from atomic energy. The Arco oven, o'r reactor, uses its heat to make steam, which In turn drives a. dynamo. TRUMAN (Continued from Page 1) ted states has sought the appointment of an American Admiral as commander In the Atlantic. Churchill has said publicly he did not know whether such a command was necessary. 4. German military units—Presh dent Truman Is understood to wan Britain to join the U.S. in wholeheartedly encouraging the Europe' an nations to bring an Intornatlona force Into being at the earliest possible moment. Churchill will leave tomorrow by train for New York. Sfoy-ot-Home Wounded INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. M')—The cook who remained at the hunting cabin to prepare the meal was the only member of a deer hunting party to be wounded. Reinhart Pagel, 71, St. Paul, lost part of his left hand-when a gun went off accidentally In the cabin. Bridges Elected Senate GOP Floor Leader WASHINGTON (AP) _ Senator Bridges of New Hampshire was elected floor leader for Republican senators today by a 26 to 15 vote. He was opposed by Senator Sal- tons tall of Masachusetls, who Is publicly backing Gen. Dwight, D. Elsenhower for the Republican Presidential nomination. P'S LARGESTSELLtt No. 1 Favorite of Millions at the popular price the millions pay! Nan* Fotvr—Surer—Pvrvr • SAVE MOST-BUY 100 TABLET BOTTLE 49t| 36 Tablet* 25t IT'S ASflRIH AT ITS IEST StJoseph ASPIRIN Sell it . . . by using classified advertising in »h« COURIERI Ads placed before 9 a.m. will appear same day. All classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS explained they had agreed to let Billett talk privately to the lad. Billett Returns to Jail Then Billett wa.1 returned to Jail, the lad freed and taken to a hos- SALT LAKE CITY W/—A teen age boy, missing since last Octo- xr, was found today chained to a bed in a filthy home here, Police :aid a man held on a bank robbery charge admitted kidnaping the lad. Except for bruises over much of ils body the youth was reported n fair physical condition. Deputy Sheriff T. A. Callicott said officers were seeking to determine whether the lad had been the victim of sexual mistreatment. The boy was Richard Evan Ricky) Henrlcksen, 14-year-old son of MJ-. and Mrs. Evan B. Henrlck- sen. Sa!< take City Man Held Held in Salt Lake County jail on 'ederal bank robbing charges was John D. Billett, 24-year-old Salt Lake City man. Ricky disappeared last Oct. 20. Police throughout the western states had been alerted to watch 'or him. Local officers had ques- '.loned many persons, including Bilett, but had been unable to run down a tangible clue. The break came with startling suddenness. Billetfc was arraigned on the federal bank robbery charge •shortly before midnight, then returned to his .Jail cell. Accused of Stealing $20,915 He was accused of stealing $20,915, taken In a daylight robbery of . i branch of the First Security Bank Russ 'a has charged in her press during a snowstorm yesterday recently that Norway intended to In the early hours of this 'morn-1 P ermit °'«. United States to build Ing Billett called the Jailer and a "' bases ln Spitzbergen. which is Two Blasts Shake Norway Islands Sabotage 'Unlikely/ Buf Possibility Is Nor 'to Be Excluded' OSLO, Norway l/p>—Two violent explosions shook two separate coal mines on Norway's Arctic Spllz- bergen Islands yesterday killing 15 mine workers. District Governor Hakon Balstad of Spitzbergen said sabotage was unlikely but Its possibility "may not be excluded." The explosions occurred as shifts were resuming work following Christmas vacations. Mining experts said the inactivity during the vacation period might have given explosive gases an opportunity to collect In the shafts. pital for examination. Later Ricky told of his abdue- ion. Both he and Billet were em- >loyed at a used car lot, th« boy serving as ear washer and errand boy. Last Oct. 20 Ricky said Billett <o!d him he was a special police officer. The lad said he was accused of various thefts and wa» nfornied he would have to go with. Billett for questioning. "I Was Under Arrtst" "I really thought he was a policeman," Ricky said. "He took me to a tourist cabin across the street and told me' I was under tnefjjj and not to run av;ay If I didiK want to get into trouble with the ?olice. "We stayed there four or five days and then moved to the house. Johnny told me to stay away from :he windows and not try to run away. He had a pair of handcuffs ind used them to fasten me to the bed. He had a chain, too, and some of the time he fastened the chain around one or both of my ankles and locked me to the bed" with a padlock." ' Ricky then told of a series of beatings, which he said were described as "tests to see if I would confess to stealing all that stuff." told him he wanted to tell officers his story. Police were summoned. Callicott said the strange tale then unfolded like this: Billett said he was responsible for the abduction of the Henricksen boy and agreed to lead officers to the hideout where the lad was held. House Is Entered Billett and two fleers drove to a carloads of of- residential area and entered a house set some distance back from the street. Billett called out: "Rick." The officers were led into another room where a light flashed on. Blinking in the sudden light was the boy, lying on a b«l, a chain around his ankle and fastened to the foot of the bedstead. As Billet seated himself on the side of the ben, police detective Del Duncombe darted forward, grabbing a hunting knife which was lying on the bed next to Ricky. Then Duncombe withdrew., Police 1,000 miles northwest of the Soviet Arctic port of Murmansk. Russia has been mining coal in the Island group for years. Before I, Spitzbergen w a Russia, Norway and World War. claimed by other nations. In 1920 the Western powers signed a treaty recognizing Norwegian sovereignty over the islands. Russia adhered to the treaty which prohibited Spitzbergen for military purposes and gave the signatories equal economic rights. With the Courts Circuit (Civil): Delta Loan and Finance Company vs. Oene Burnett, replevin suif to recover automobile. C. A. Cunningham vs. Edward M Johnson, et al.'suit for $1,000 damages said to have ben suffered because of faulty construction of i grain bin. , Ona Grear .vs. Mary Hodsen, un. lawful detainer suit. Strike Continues At Port Said PORT SAID, Egypt W-Egyptlan workers for the Suez Canal Company today stayed away from their jobs at port Said for the second day. The walkout could tie up at least southbound shipping through the canal unless the British Navyj which has been running some canal operations, takes over the jobs of striking workers. The Navy announced last night it would do its best to keep shipping moving through the canal. Groups of strikers gathered around the dock areas, where some police were stationed. Arkansas Hotel Group M LITTLE ROCK (AP)--The Arkansas Hotel Association will hold its 45th annual convention here this weekend. About 150 delegates are expected for the two-day meetinj which begins Friday. The private life of The Man Who Takes It All for Granted! Here's John Mopllz, on his way to work. And you can bet that not ones today will he consider what woke him up turned morning's Hark into cheerful light furnished him with a lio! lialh shaved hie face washed and ironed his shirt cooked his coffee and toast ... what, in fact, did practically everything !o aend him happily to worK. Yes, the answer is electricity — a good and faithful servant we all take pretty much for granted. A servant whose wages arc only • few eeritg « day! When you think shout it, your electric. Krvice is jnat about the biggest bargain in the family budget^ • "MEET CORLISS ARCHER" for deliihtfnl Comedy-Snndajs—CBS—g P.M., Central Thmt Ark-Mo Power Co.