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PAGE EIGHT HoeySays'Probe Delay Is Not Shirking of Duty WASHINGTON W—Senate investigators said today their decision to delay B probe into conduct of certain political figures docs not mean they ara trying to "duck anything. Chairman Hoey (D-NC) of the Senate Investigations subcommittee innounced yesterday B complex deal In war surplus ships would be tlie first case taken up by his group this session. He said the subcommittee members noted unanimously to "hold in abcy- »nco" cases involving Rep. Boj'kin (D-Ala); Mr». Ho Brattcn, secretary to Vice President Barkley; and Charles E. Shaver, n. fanner senate employe. Hoey said this was done because the Justice Department was looking Into some of the political cases and "it Is hardly proper to have parallel Investigation! of the facts." "If we are not satisfied that t! Justice Department investigate have been adequate, we'll handle then," he said. Advised that some person ha indicated the, decision reflected reluctance of congressional grou to investigate the conduct of co gresslon.il officials, Hoey told a r porter: "We realized that construct! might be placed on It. We discuss, it thoroughly. But It is not correc.t In one ol the cases, the subcom jnlttee had set out to explore th propriety of Doykin's reported lnU> cessions with the Reconstruct^ Finance Conwrallon (KPC) in hi half of borrowers. Boy, 8, Found Smoking 'Dope; Youthful Gangs Are Uncoverec NIT" YORK (fl')—The discovery of a marijuana-smoking 8-year-pld boy has led to the disclosure of youthful gangs of dope addicts who police say are supplied by a 19- year-old peddler. The child, sent to Bellcvue Hospital for treatment as an habitual smoker of marijuana elgarots, was the first of at least a dozen youngsters rounded up by polite In the Bronx since Tuesday. Capt Peter Terranova ot the Narcotics Squad disclosed yesterday that the 8-year-old told of Ills addiction when questioned about continued truancy from school. A widespread investigation then revealed the existence of three tinge, «parated by age, with younger members mingling with older boy«. Thoee between 8 and H were called the "midgets", and those be twoen 12 and is "juniors", an those between 16 and 18 "seniors. None of the youthful addicts wa arrested, but parents were totd o their plight. Eight of the boys, on only 13 years old, were describe as experienced at taking dope b hypodermic, injections. A 18-year-old boy, named _ the marijuana supplier to the 8 year-old, told police during ques ttoning that the source of suppl for the gangs was Hector Lopez. 19 Lopez was hold yesterday In Pelo ny Court In $5,000 ball on-charge of .Illegal possession of narcotics Terranova said police found quant '.y of heroin on Loj>cz whei he was arrested Thursday night. Police said Lopez refused to sel to tinyone older than la for fan he might be dealing with a youth ful-looklng undercover detective. Louisiana Hunters Stalking Panther SHHEVEPOBT. La. H>>_Heav- Ujr-umed hunters cautiously beat Ihelr way through thickly-wooded Louisiana hills today in search ct a panther that has terrorized <W« trea, for two we,eki. Doubts that a panther Is really on the loom were dashed asirio feattxOaf irhcn a hound dog was rlpp«d nod shewed by tho beast than four miles from the K* ttfe city of 140,000. The hound's claw-markert body was displayed in front of Shreveport • department store en convincing proof that a wild animal is in tho area. Many had previously said' that persons who reported seeing the animal were trying to create "panic and terror" among ri«l- denls. The hound was being used in tho search. Obituaries Will E. Thompson Succumbs at 54 TWO Srwin Thompson, former mall canter here, died yesterday in Wenatchee, Wash., where he has resided for the past several years. S«rrto«« for Mr. Thompson, who was M, will be conducted In Wen- •tcbee. Survivors include hit par- tnt», Mr. and Mr». J. L. Thompson. ST., of Btrmlnsham, Ala.; five bro*»«, J. L. Thompson, Jr.. of Bly- theviUe, Nelson Thompson at Cleveland, Miss., Carroll Thompson of iCemphis, Paul Thompson of Florida, and Dr. James A. Thomp•on of Birmingham; and three sls- tm, Mrs. Vera Jones and Miss Mary Alice Thompson, both ot Birmingham, and Mrs. Lewis Updike of Memphis. Mr. Thompson's par- •nt«, brothers and sisters all formerly resided hers. D« Tossigny Gets France's Highest Honor Medal PARIS (/P)_The French government today gave the posthumous title of Mnrshnl of France, the nations highest honor, to old soldier Jean tie Lattre de Tnsslgny. The 61-year-old general, commander in chief and high com- Jnteioner to Indochina, died yesterday. CHURCHILL (Continued from Page 1) reason for the Templcr visit secre even from his staff. Knr tost Discussed The British leader was reported to have discussed the Far Eastern picture Informally ycstcrclny with Alexander who commanded the Allied armies in the Mediterranean during World War II. This occiiired amidst reports from Washington that Alexander hurt Field Marshal Lord Montgomery, another of Britain's war he- rocs, were being mentioned as possible choices lor Allied supreme commander In Southeast Asia. Creation of such a post reportedly was rllsmiscd yesterday by the Amerlcan-British-Prench chiefs of staff in a review of strategy required to stop communism in thai area. TV No Excuse, Judge Says of Cosrello NEW YORK Wh-Tc!evtsuig of the U. S. Senate Crime Committee hearings herd, a federal j«(! B e say. was no excuse for Enmblcr Frank Costello's refusal to testify. The video, newsrcel and still cameras trained on Costcllo at the hearings last March did not Infringe on his civil and constitutional rights, added Judge Sylvester J. Rj-im at the gambler's trial yesterday. SYOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE SUNDAY & MONDAY BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW* BIO BROTHER-Luther W. Younfidnl)), nbove, Judge ot Ihc Washington Federal District Court and former governor of Minnesota, has been named as "Big Brother of the Year." A scroll, presented to YotingdoW by Big Brothers of America in New York, cites his "oulslandine efforts through the years to save boys for good citizenship." German Bridge Construction Up After War FRANKFURT, Germany I/Ft — .Tore than 8.000 road arid river iridges were demolished In West Jermnny during tbo last war, ci- »er by the Allies or by Hitler's elrcatlng forces. Almost 4.0CO have wen reconstructed, including half f the 48 demolished Rhino bridges. German firms, which carried on he vast reconstruction program, lave gained valuable experience which already lias helped them to win big foreign orders, One of the most recent contract* ibroad is for a bridge more than _.509 feet long over a lake near Stockholm, Sweden. It's a new type )f suspension span. The suspcu- ton pillars will divide instead of ramc tho driveway, 'me first such ridge, described as ideal for highway traffic. Is to be ready next prhig In the Ruhr. )ufc/i Paper Says Stalin lad Heart Operation; Health Is Declining AMSTERDAM", Netherlands l/Fi— Tho usually well informed Dutch cwspai»r N 1 e u w e Rotterdauise 'ourant said today Prime Minister talin of Russia underwent an o]>- rntlon /or heart trouble Dec 19 wo days before his 72nd birthday! His health has been declining nee, the paper said. Quoting .llsslnn embassy sources In Berlin is paper added Stalin now is In sanatorium, near Oort, his home- own of Ocorgjn, and that mem- era of the Politburo hav« gone Charges Carlsen Incident at Sea Used 'To Divert Attention' BERLIN .(#•>— TJie .Sovlet-li-. censed newspaper, Berliner zei- tung, ciiarged today the Western press used the heroic struggle ot Captain Kurt Carisen "to divert public attention from (ho fact that the ruin of our nation is being prepared." Commodity And Stock Markets- new York Cotton Open High Low Close Milr 4200 4200 4241 4241 Ma? 4235 4239 «15 422 July 4102 4102 4169 4118 Oct 3047 3941 3326 333 New Orleans Cotton Open High Low Close Mnr 4258 4261 4244 42* V 4240 4240 421D 4224 Jl '!y 4192 4192 4160 4175 Ocl 3032 3947 3030 3834 Soybeans High Low 11:30 Jan 302 30111 301'.-'. h. 207 295 29G',i y 205*; 294 294"; y 293',i' 292 292 New Yorkitocks Closing quotations: A T and T Amer Tobacco '..'.'.. Anaconda Copper Beth Steel . ./ "' Chrysler '.'.'".'. Cocii-Cola '...'.'.'.'.'. <3en Electric . .'. .. . Gen Motors ° [ Montgomery Word N Y Central Int Harvester J. C. Penney Republic Steel Radio '..'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. Socony Vacuum Studebaker Standard of N J Texas Corp . ... Scars U s Steel . '. '..'.'.'.'.'.'. Sou. Pac 153 7-8 04 51 1-2 50 1-2 69 1-2 109 59 1-8 51 5-8 64 ID 3-8 35 1-4 68 1-2 41 1-4 24 338 3-8 33 1-4 77 1-2 SB 7-8 39 5-8 62 3-4 WAR Draft Calls Slow Up WASHINCSTON-W — The Army id the Marines are calling 52,500 vattees In February and 28.COO in nreh—a 2.500 quoin cut for Fcb- lary and a below-average figure >r March. ufa-Zero Cold Hits North By The Associated Tress Another blast ot sub-zero cold lilt ortli Central States today. (Continued from Page 1) ured across the Yalu boundary be- ween Manchuria and Korea. Three >rief Jet fights took place but no damage claims were maile by the U. S. pilots. Friday night n full moon allowed ommimist truck drivers to travel vithout their lights. As a result light-flying u. N. pilots spotted an abnormally low" number of trucks, the Air Force snid. Pilots claimed destruction of 33 of the 2G vehicles they attacked. Naval planes aud warships were hampered by snow .squalls and rough .sens Friday but they continued their attacks on both Korean coasts. A. U. S, Eighth Army briefing officer said ground front nativity Friday \vas confined mostly to patrols. Stratemeyer Retiring WASHINGTON tifl — Lt. Gen. George B. Stratemeyer, 01, will retire Jim. 31 after 3G years service, the Air Force announced yesterday. LUX THEATER LUXORA ."Pride of the Community". SUNDAY & MONDAY Admission 25c & 50c A MAN NEVER HAS BEEN 'CAUGHT CHEATING' WITH 'UGLY KROGSR BABB Prcstnit JULIE RICHARD RINGER BISHOP DENNING PRINCE CRN WESTMORE*MYRNA DCU « LARRY J. M.AKE * * VIRGINIA HERRKK * SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, IMf NUMBER. PLEASE?-News- chart above shows number of telephones per 100 people for nve large continental areas More than one-half of the world's telephones are in the U. S., which has more than 28 for every 100 people. CEASE-FIRE (Continued from Page 1) repudiated freedom of choice in demanding "enforced repatriation" of prisoners. Government sources In Washington said the u. s. plan to threaten an attack on the Chinese mainland is designed solely to provide maximum assurance that a truce would not be broken by the Communists. Negro Deaths Logan Lardell Dies; Rites to Be Tomorrow Services for Logan Lnrdell, 66, will be conducted at 1 p-in. tonror- .ow in the New Bethel Baptist Church by Rev. W. M. Mitchell, pastor. Burial will be In the Burton spur Cemetery with the Caston Funeral home in charge. He died Tuesday at his home on Elm Street. Surviving are his wife. Cinssy Lardell, six sons and four brothers. Soviets Plan 'Mission' TOKYO W)—The Soviet Union is planning to keep a trade mission in Tokyo n.i part of a plan to woo Japan away from the West, informed sources said today. MOX Phone 4621 Show Starts Wctkflayi 7:00 Sat.-Sun. 1:00 Always a Double Feature Saturday EPUBLIC PICTURE Also Cartoon & New Serial "Adventtires of Sir Gallihad' Saturday Owl Show Starts 11:30 Also Cartoon & Serial "Cody of Pony Express" Sunday & Monday Plus— I// d'VNE POWELL Also I .HI cat News & Cartoon Brhft— Taft to Speak In Keynote Talk To State GOP's "J^Tht AMOtUted Prcsi LlT-i^E KOCK-Scn. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination will keynote the Arkansas GOP stat« convention here April 25-26. Osro cobb, state Republican chairman, yesterday told the Arkansas GOP executive committee that Taft had accepted the Invitation to speak. The committee met here to discuss the possibility of a proposed GOP presidential preferential primary In Arkansas. No definite action wa.s taken. Track Meet Is 'Open' LITTLE^ ROCK — The public will be permitted to attend the Jan. IS meeting of the Arkansas Racing Commission at which a permit granted Dixie Downs, Inc., to operate a horse race track at West Memphis, Ark., i. to be reconsidered. Chairman Van Lyell of Hot Springs announced yesterday he had decided against holding the meeting behind closed doors. Voters Testify on Mayor PAYETEVJLLE — Voters from two city wards were called lo testify today in the election contest to determine the mayor for Fayetteville. • JTorty-four witnesses from two wards yesterday identified former sheriff Arthur B. Davidson as the man for whom they had cast write-In ballot? in the November municipal general election. Although Davidson received fi! votes to 83 for Mayor Powell Rhea, Democratic nominee without printed opposition, voters wrote in Davidson's name as Arthur Davidson, A. B. Davidson and Arthur B. Davidson. Circuit Judge Maupin Cum- mlngs formerly held that, because of the name discrepancies. Rhea was mayor. But the Arkansas Supreme Court ordered that the case be triect'as any other election contest. Carnival Dancer Held BUFFALO, N. Y. - Arkansas authorities are en route here to Pick up a former carnival dancer who escaped from prison near Little Rock last May 3. Mrs. Maudine Doctor, alias Cherry La Hue, was arrested by Buffalo police Thursday night at the request of Arkansas State Police. Detective chief William T Fitzgibboiu said the woman admitted escaping from the Arkan- M* »om«n'« reformatory. She and h*r husband, Richard Doctor, wer« «rvlng fiv«-year wntenwe for armed robbery near West Memphis, Ark. He is at Cummins State Prison Farm, Ark. Mutry Accepts Challenge LZ1TLE ROCK—Atty. Gen. Ike Murry has accepted Gov. McMath's challenge to investigate an alleged price fixing agreement by certain oil dealers in Arkansas. Young Boy Drowns A 4-year-old boy drowned In a water filled excavation in Benton Friday boosting Arkansas' weekly violent death toll to 13. The victim was Bobby Bullock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bullock of Benton. University Audits Books LITTLE HOCK—The University of Arkansas wound up the 1950-51 fiscal year with a cash balance of $1381,565. This was the report yesterday from the state comptroller's office following the annual audit of the institution. The audit showed the university had a total income of SS,368,ffOO during the year. Expenditures RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Saturday "TRAIL TO GUNSIGHT" with Eddie Dew Also Cartoon & Serial Saturday Owl Show "WEREWOLF OF LONDON" with Henry Hull Sunday-Monday -Tuesday "BEHAVE YOURSELF" Shelley Winters Farley Granger Warner Nevrs & Shorts *«« |7J«7,3«. Mexican Labor Urged LITTLE ROCK—R. B. Short Of Brinkley, Ark., vice presMent of the American Farm Bureau, said yesterday Mexican labor is needed to meet present agriculture pro- . duction goals. Short who recently returned from a 3-day conference with Mexican officials, said that country want* to cooperate—but in a "practical" agreement and using only unemployed Mexicans in th» contract. American farmers have voiced disapproval of the present Mexican farm labor contracts. They contend that transportation and labor costs make the venture unprofitable. .1 Sheriffs Plan Meeting PINE BLUFF — The Arkansas sheriff's Association will hold Its annual meeting here Jan. 17 and 18. Cecil Goodwin oJ Criltenden County Is president of the group. Radioactive cobalt is sometimes substituted for radium in medical treatments. NEW Air Conditioned By Refrigeration "Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Sun. Phone 58 Saturday THE OLD WEST" Gene Autry Saturday Owl Show "KIND LADY 1 Ethel Barry more Sunday & Monday "THE MOB" Broderick Crawford Tuesday 'Street Bandit' Penny Edwards Robert Clark* Proposed Budget of Expenditures Together With Tax Levy For Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 1953 To And Including June 30, 1954 The Board of Directors of Blytheville School District No. 5 of Mississippi County, Arkansas, in compliance with the requirements of Act 403 of 1951 and of Amendment No. 40 to the Constitution of the State of Arkansas, have prepared, approved, and hereby make public the proposed budget of expenditures together with the tax rate as follows: General Control $15,000; Instruction §322,390; Operation of School Building $41,787; Maintenance of School Plant and Equipment $24,127; Auxiliary Agencies (including- transportation $12,000; Fixed Charges $6,500; Capital Outlay $4,694; Debt Service $41,204 To provide for the^ foregoing proposed budget of expenditures the Board of Directors proposes a tax levy of 40 mills. This tax levy includes the present continuing levy of 13 mills for the retirement of present indebtedness. Given this 10th day of January, 1952. Board of Dirtctort, t Blytheville School District No. 5 of Mississippi County, Arkansas C. ///.