The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 3, 1947 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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VOL. XUV—NO. ]0 Biythcville Dailj New<- Blythevjlle Coujrler _THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AKn «,„«.«, .,,0,.,,.,, ^ ^ *"* " * *^ Blylhevlllo Herald Mississippi Valley Ltider Officials Seek Way Mar5yi wining To Prevent Strike by ToReviseplans Telephone Workers W'VTUKV1I,LK, ARKANSAS, TMUKSUAV, APRIL I!, 11M7 Testimony Heard In Poisoning Case Dell Farmer Indicted For Alleged Killing of Neighbor's Mules Brought, to trial on tlie only indictment returned by lhc grand Jury empaneled for this criminal session, tlie case of Frank l?ylec, farmer of near Dell, was slated to go to a jury in the Chickasawba District of the Mississippi County Circuit. Court at its reconvening at following disck^'V^T'^A'f 1 3 - <U.P.)-Govern,ne,il attorneys disclosed today thai tlicy are sciirchiujr existing statutes ----'' I'fesidcnt Truman ha.s authority to S «l for 6 a ft",UaxT' 11C * l ° '^ " nnlionwi "' ! *™° One lawyer said the study has centered on the Federal Communications Ast which, he said gives the President certain powers to take over the utiliz? equipment "in event of -war." The government's specific wartime seizure iwei'i under the Smilh-Connally law expired last Do:. 31. when Mr. Truman proclaimed cessation of hostilities. But he did nol proclaim the end of the war. Thai will be done only when all the peace treaties hav- been signed. "Technically, we're still at war." the government attorney said. He Laid the decision a s to whether lliu government has any seizure power under the Federal Communications Acl is up to Attorney General Tom C. Clark. FCC sources said no communications facilities ever had been taken over a s result' of a labor dispute. •CIO Officials -protest Meanwhile the OIO told Chair- maiiFred A. 'Hartley. R., N. J., ol lhc House Labor Committee that his bill to forestall the scheduled strike by federal injunction is "blatant and open interference in a labor dispute en the side of employers. " Allan s. Haywood, CIO vice president and director of orpuii- sition ti a letter to Hartley. The House Ls'aor Cominitlee approved the bill yesterday but there is liltle chance of congressional action b?forc the deadline for a nu- .lionwidc telephone strike a-l 0 am. Monday. The bill would give the President lemporary authority to . seek a court injunction against strikes that affdst the public welfare and safety. Tlie government promised day and night conferences right down to the deadline in hope of avert- grand juror.? included pronounce mg the walkout, but negotiations ment ol the Court House in "gooc so far have shown no apparent 1 order" and the rccommendatioi progress. . Arbitration, opjjcarcd --the ibest hcpD of settling the dispute in time to prevent the strike. Representatives of the telephone workers and the various Bell System companies w<re willing to arbitrate but have been unable to agree on terms. Involuntary Servitude Charged Haywood said Hartley's proposal "forces upon employes involuntary servitude for indefinite yeriods of time." "It compels them to work under unfair conditions without any redress whatsoever," he said "Every Sec TELEPHONE on Pai:e — 1:30 this afternoon morning-long hearing. Rylcc is charged with administering poison to animals of another. Ten witnesses testified in court this morning and a recess was called at noon by Circuit Judge Coal's s W. Light when Prosecuting Attorney Jamc.s C. Hale and Defense Attorney Claude Cooper rested their cases. .. _... „.,,...,!- Rylcc was arrested Dec. 4 in con- zition. expressed CIO opposition to' 'Action with the poisoning and the measure in a letter to Hartley, snooting of two mules on Hit- A. M. Minyard farm near Dell. He entered pleas of innocent at both a preliminary hearing in Municipal Court Dec. 7 and his Circuit Court arraignment yesterday artcr:\on. Indictment of Kylee was the only prosecution action growing out of the grand jury's half-day session Monday, rtylee's case was docketed late yesterday. The remainder of Ihe brief report made to the court by Ihe :I Ihat a garage located on to North side of the building, opposite the jail entrance, be removed because of its unsightliness. This was Ihe only recommendation made. Two Defendants- Change IMcas In one other case considered by the court this morning, trial of l.croy perry on charges of assault with intent to kill was continued by consent of both counsels. Pet- State Police To Make Safety Check on Cars Arkansas state policemen :>ta- lioneri here today were preparin" to carry out in this vicinity their part of a state-wide safety check on automobiles launched by state Police headquarters in Little Rock. Particular attention will be directed lo brakes, lights anil other mechanical defects, State Police Di- rcctor Jack Porter of Little R->ck , said today. Automobile licenso tags •tand driver's licenses will also be checked. The road-block method of checking will be used in this area. Olio Griffin, state policeman stationed here, said. Motorists will be stopped and officers will record conditions of brakes, lights and other mechanical parts. A copy of this record which is a warning in cas-s where defects are found, will be given lhc motorist and a duplicate will be kept for state police Hie-; he said. On Reparations Offer is Submitted to Moscow Conference in Form of Memorandum MOSCOW, April 3. (U.lM-see- relary of Stale George c. Marshall loday announced Unite.1 stales willingness (o study a compromise German rcpariUpns which would allow a limited amount of reparations (o be taken from German current production. However, Marshall warned (hat any such plan must, mon increase the cost of occupation, ft'card the payment, or Allied advances to Germany, SLOW up establishment of a t:cir-su|)porting Germany, or prevent equilablc distribution of coal and oilier raw malcrin!.-; scarce in other European countries"This would not become opcr-itive until economic and political unity as well as the other related objectives have been obtained." Marshall said. Marshall's statement was circulated but not discussed at today's meeting. He had advanced his plan at Tuesday's secret meeting and discovered then that It WHS not satisfactory to Russia. Marshall's proposal started with acknowledgement that implementation of the Potsdam Agrecinc;!'. will require n review of Germany.-! level of Industry as set up a year ago An increase in Germany's industrial production will be needed to maintain a tolerable standard of living for the German people as provided at Potsdam without external assistance, Marshall said. "We must, recognise," Marshall said, "that, a further Incrcas-! in Ihe level of industry will reduce Ihe number of plants available for removal for reparations." Marshall "Firm" Marshall said thai "present demands to increase the reparations agreed at Potsdam cannot ho considered by the United States." He conceded, however, that, implementation of the Potsdam Agreement would require a review ot the level of industry set a year ago to take into account the following considerations: 1—Maintenance of a tolerable standard of living for the German people making adequate provision.-;! for Ihe population. p[. Germany «s? foreseen iir'1949 "ana the possible loss of existing resources such ns In tlie Saar. 2.—Internal inconsistencies in the Sec MOSCOW on I'a ffc G Buzz Bomb' Firecracker Plant Explosion fatal for 12 Workers CLINTON. Mo., April 3. (UP)—The llamlr nn explosion-ripped fireworks plant was allilbu a,, Mrs. Morion Johnson, .10, died early today of burns received !n the blast. Some of Ihe workers began lo raco for Ihe door when they raw Ihe liny bluw. Others knew nothing iinlil Ihe explosion hit. Clyde Knowles, one of lln .-.urvl- vors. was working l. r > feet from tho door, "i saw a 111 tie dicker of lire on a batch of finished bombs. By the lime ] got In the door, the whole place was on fire." '1'rutiU- Si'dir.s llcjnn tril "There was a sheet of flame and then it seemed like a sheuv of smoke, like you'd pntr from a cigar," one survivor said. Three victims were blown out ol Ihe building. Their bodies were found in a drainage ditch 25 feet awuy. The oilier charred bridles were recovered from the ruins. Survivors snld the lire slat-led in the saw room—a small, scaled-off compartment, — whurc carboard tubes loaded with black powder were notched to permit attachment of cardboard wings. Husbands and wives worker! sldq by side in lhc plant. J. W. Mojvrl 71), and bis wife. Edna, GO, of Deep-' water, Mo., were killed. Two workers, Floyd Shephnrd ;,:id W. K. Helton, escaped. When they couldn't find ^i their wives outside they .started to run back into thii plant lo rescue (hem. Helton perished in the flumes, not knowins that his wife was safe outside. Spectators grabbed Shcphard mid held him while he .screamed: "I want lo go back." His wife was burned to death ; deaths of 12 When Mrs. Uelton to street onlslde she Jooki-d back "I .saw a woman collapse In I ho doorway. Her hall- mid clolnks weir, afire. It was (ho ihost lior^ililo I hint: I ever tiaw." •/ A coroner's Jury, iillei 1 <n»cnllr);i- Ing (he dawd KUtvivors, iitlributi'd Hie deaths to "burns from lire" or unknown origin. County 1'i'oseeulor W. K. Journey siild his Invesllf'n- (Ion was closed imU'ss new fans are disclosed Inter. OWIUTS l',sc:nm Herbert Drown, an emplovi: and son of the owner, Lav.Tcncc, said Ihc plant used 100 lo 1M pounds of Bunpowder dally. Only (tint amount was permilled In tin- plant, he snld. He .said, however, thai lu« did not know how many pounds of Kunniiwdor were In (he stock or finished ((reworks which •cxpludril. Neither of the lirowns wore inside Ihc plant when the tlcrv explosion struck. The blast sounded Ilko n "dull thurt" hi the downtown buslncs.s uis- trlct three blocks away. Dense smoke imnred lhrou«h the lour-room plant and splraleri Ml«h Into Ihe sky. '1 he lire burned out quickly, bin.'lor a lime firemen couldn't. [;ct closer than 100 yards. The charred bodies of (he victims were lakcn lo a makeshift morgue in the lire .station. Shi-p- hard, Mrs. Helton, ami oilier relatives of-the dead came to the sla- llon to make the Idcilllllcalions. The other workers who wen 1 killed were Identified hs Hoy Diirn- sldcs, (12: Prank Chanslor. 00; .) c Herst, C2; t.ydla Crockctl, (id: Har- Ihe ry L.-^'OBIIC, 50, and .Sam Tally, Gas Franchise Four Blytheviile Faces Long Delay Men Get Paroles Grand Jury Called In Hot Springs Ballot Scandal MALVERN, Ark., April 3. (UP) A grand jury investigation will be requested in Hot Spring County en Saturday following the discovery that ballot boxes of the 1346 election have been broken into and rifled. Circuit- Judge Thomas E. Toler said he will ask the jury check at an adjourned term of court to conven here on Saturday. Tolcr's order said that rifling of the ballot boxes "apparently was for the purpose of determining how various voters may have voted or for some other unlawful purpose." The order followed discovery that the courthouse room In which- the buliot boxes were kept had been broken into/ several of the boxei -.V'-rc broken open and ballots were strewn on the floor. N. Y. Cotton Mar May July Oct. Dec, open .. 2873 .. 3520 .. 3330 .. 3015 ., 2020 high low 2882 2863 35J.T 3491 3338 3302 3027 2990 293G 29<M 1:30 5872 3514 3327 3014 2DJO ry pleaded innocent. During yesterday afternoon's session, charges• of. grand larceny against " Carmel W. Arnold and Olhel Lnltlngs were reduced to charges of using an automobile without consent of the owner. Both change^ their pleas from innocenl to guilty of the new charges. Lattiugs was fined S100 and costs and given a six-months jail sentence, to be suspended during good behavior. Arnold was fined S25 and costs and given a fiO-days suspended sentence pending good behavior. Arnold was given Co days in which to pay the costs. On a plea of guilty to charges of driving an automobile without the owners consent. Don Graham was fined S100 and costs. Prisoner Gives His Eyes to Aid Sightless Veteran COLUMBUS. O.. April 3. (U.P.) —The eyes of a 23-year-old Navy veteran electrocuted at Ohio stale Penitentiary last night were en route by air to New York loday lo rcslore the sight ol some blind veteran. Russell Eugene Koons died in the electric chair at. 8110 p. in. lor the hatchet-slaying of his widowed mother in Ihcir Springfield, O.. home last Jan. 25. .— i' Before he entered the h chamber, Koons told Dr. John u. C. Eckstorm, prison physician, mat he wanted to donate his eyes to a sightless war veteran. "I saw some of the boys who lost Iheir eyes on Guadilca'tp.l," Koons lold Dr. Eckstorm. "I want my eyes lo go to some veVr::.i. I want to try to atone partly for my crime. The eyes were rcmove-1 immediately after the execution and shipped by air mail to New York. Dr. Eckstorm said that Dr. Ramon Castroviejo of Columbia Univc vty Medical Center would switch (lie cornea Is to the eyes ot some sightless war veteran. Entertainment Features Presented for Kiwanians The Blythcville High School Glee Club under the direction of Mrs. Wilson Henry presented a program of three selections at the weekly meeting of lhc Club yesterday noon at Noble. Mrs. Farmer England' Efve a reading entitled "The Sicilian Story." Clarence Webb and B!)b Carson were inducted into the club as new members. Lilienthal Faces Inquiry in House Tesf Vote on Atomic Energy Appointment Scheduled in Senate WASIIINOTON, April 3. (UP) — David E. Liiicntlial, central ligurc in a bitter Sanate fight, today faced the possibility of n. House investigation too. Liiicnthal supporters meanwhile predicted victory in the first Senate test vote on hi s hotly-disputed nomination to the atomic energy Jab. The test will come laic today on a motion to ahelve Ihe nomination pending an FBI Investigation. The possibility of House action was raised 5>y chairman Clare K. Hoffman. R., -Mich, of the Executive Expenditures Committee. He said his group may inquire into the way Liiicnthal has spent federal funds in government enterprises which he lias controlled. Liiicnthal was former chairman of TVA. He has been serving as atomic energy chief for several months pending Senale confirmation. Other Congressional developments: Coal—John L. Lewis asked Congress lor a law to make it mandatory for federal coal mine inspectors to close down unsafe mines. Politics- House Republican Leader Charles A. Hallcck answered Dcmrx-ratic ' charges that GOI House members are split on the question of cutting government expenditures. He said the Republicans are united in their demand? regardless of what the Democrat; say. Customs—Sen. Styles Bridges R. N. If., lashed out at customs' officials seeking to block House-approved budget cuts lotallnj; S3 500.000. He accused them ol' "braze! prrpapinria" ami wild that be ' the some ot them "should federal penitentiary." Portal Pay-JHousc and Senate conferees on legislation to outlaw jiortal pay suits met again but vet nowhere. They arc trying lo iron out differences between Senate and House bills on the subject. Monopoly—Senators were uiged lo strengthen anti-monopoly laws because "our form of government and free capitalistic system is at slake.'' Kiwanis ... . the Hotd Weather Material Shortages Preclude Bringing Supply to Blytheviile I City officials today Indicated they probnWy would delay action on applications for franchises for dls- trimitim; natural gas in Blytlie- viile until it appears Ihat the city has a supply of rras in sight. Tho comment followed announcement in gt. Louis yesterday that there is little likelihood Ihat areas now an served in Eastern Arkansas cx;jcct better service during the winter of 1848 because of the shortage ot ,pipe needed to increase the capacity of the trunk lines used by lh c Mississippi River. Fuel Corporation. Nearly a year ago .the Arkansas Western Gas Company tiled application for a franchise to distribute natural gas in lilytheville and pro- ix>scd to b?«in work on a distribution system a K soon as the franchise was t-ranlcd and materials were available. About the same time another Iirni sought a franchise for an artificial gas system. Neither has been acted on by the city council. The Arkansas Western, however docs have a large expansion program under way in Northwestern Arkansas, but does nol have tlicrc the problem of bringing additional trunk lines into that part of th- stale. iMwtinj; Held in SI. T/iuis LITTLE ROCK. Ark..' April 3. Sections of Eastern Arkansas today had little cause to be nappy about next Winter's .supply of natural gas. Tlie State Public Service Commission announced yesterday that a critical shortage of" pipelines niay curtail service in that part of the stale again Ibis winter. In St. Louis, where commission members conferred with the Mississippi River Fuci Corporation, officials of fhc fuel firm expressed Ihe idea that their expansion plans would be delayed iinlil 1948 because ot Ihc pipe shortage. Clemency Granted In Cases Involving Bus Strike Violence The State Parole Board In Little Rock yesterday authorized paroles for. four of the five Blytheviile ftnen who were, convicted in November. 1945. in connection with violence during a bus drivers' strike here. The men were serving sentences of one year each which were Imposed last November in the Chickasawba Division of the -Mississippi County Circuit Court by Judge Zal B. Harrison one year following the convictions. The state board yesterday approved parole application.; submitted in Jjchuir of Holland Oakley, Denny Overtoil, Alton Collins and Ulllic Tapps, according to the United Press report from Little Rock. •No mention was made of the status of the fifth defendant. Fram: Gureln. who also was sentenced' lo servo one year In the Stale Penitentiary at Tucker Farm near Pine Bluff. Two . ojlier Mississippi County men received clemency yesterday. They are: O. L. Montgomery, who was given a term of one year on a charge of burglary and grand larceny in OsUtoer. 1848. Johnnie Spcnce, who was serving a two-year term on a grand larceny charge. He was convicted in October ol last year. Woman's rlcu Hejstilctl The Uniled Press also reported that Lucille Anderson, widow oi the notorious "Smokey Joe" Andei son. and the only woman ever sentenced lo death in Arkansas, must remain in the Stale ncfo,-- matory for Women. The Arkansas State Parole Board yesterday refused for the second time a clemency application lor the| woman. (Mrs. Anderson, 4'i, was one ot four persons Convicted t>l tlist tie- Near East Loan Wins Approval 01 Committee Truman's 400 Billion Loan Proposal Faces Next Tost in Senate WASHINGTON, Al.rll H. 'lUI'i — 'i he Hi-mik- Foreign lielallon.s com- mlllec today ununimmisly approved PiT.'ildt'iii Trnman'.s f-IOO.OOO.OMI prnmatn lo aid Clrccce and 'Ilirkey after moving lo .slrcnglhcn tli'o Uniled Nallons rolo In Ihe plan. Mr. 'IVimian's plan to try lo iiunnmikuv Communism in the Near Knst was approved nl'tc-v members wrote into Ihe bill an amendment b v Commit l«i> fhalr- man Arthur II. Vandeiibci-g In i- al - pmver th,. Uniled Millions to call a halt in the progi'inn. Vandenliei-K's move would waive of the U. K. veto power In Ihe Security Council, mid inilhorl/e that biidy or the UN ne -al ns- seinbly to call a halt In the program. Under the amendment the American prouram would be lermlnali'd whenever die President was iC'l- einlly notified thai the .Senility Council or the ocm-ral Assembly finds that "acllon taken or asslsl- iini-e Imnlshcd by Ihe nulled Millions" makes conthmallon of the U. y "id imneeessiiiiy. The move was aimed lo forestall " bill-ring!! of crlllclsni Ihiil, the UN was lioing "bypassed" In Ihe American effort lo slren-jllii'ii tlie non - CommunisI governmenU of Gii'rce and Turkey. The bill now goes (o Ihe Henale floor, \\herc debate Is expected lo star nn Monday. Till' revised V.lmlrnlirrr. amc-nd- ini'iit I'linlalnrd a startling <|e- liarlure in n,I s major inllims rc- lalliins with Ihe UN. 11 "was (he fiisl lime a major power has waived exercise nf It s Security (jniiuil velo peroButivc. i Senate cominitlee acllon came as 1 Chairman Charles A. Eaton of the House Foreign Affairs committee charged Hint UN Is impotent to deal, ivith the Greek-Turkish Kit- nation because Russia has blocked creation or an International military organization. The New Jcisey Republican aim iald the UN has been unabi'i lo exercise any relief functions on behalf o(. starving people be of SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS . Russia's ntlitude. Furlliqrmore, he snlcl, UN-lias no : funds to' meet the starvation problem. He made the statement niter some witnesses urged In testimony heforc his . committee that President Truman's HGO.000.000 Greek- Turkish aid program be JmiKcd and the problem turned over lo UN. Meanwhile, the Senate Foreign lielations Committee WHS cxpecled to (jive n .solltl vote of approval to the aid program today. The fiiinatc commlllce has approved In principle an amendment. for llmllcd UN participation in the prosrnin. An amendment, by Cii.ilr- innn Arthur II. Viiii<leiilier>; would i'.ive UN authority to lirilt American Inlcrvenllim In tho Near Enst, but only on condairm that UN lUell Vviis ready luul able to step In, RemlncUni! that he had been a member of the U. K. dclenatioi-. lo the Uniled Nations, Enton salil: , "The United Nations at this moment Ims absolutely no funds in meet starvation any place In Ihc It nn military orn:inl- Arkansas Road Revenues Soar To Record High LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. April 3. I UP)—Highway revenues zoomed to an aii-timc high of more than $22,- OCO.CCO (Hiring the bond year end- Ing March 31. the Arkansas Highway Department reported today. Collections for line 12-monlh period totaled S22..17S.OOO. approximately $4,776,000 more ' than the previous high year of 1945-46. Ol the amount collected, $20.255,000 went into the Slate Highway Fund, with Ihe rest, going for collection costs and lurnback to the counties. The department report also revealed R total of $1.50-1.301 was collected from motor vehicle fees and gasoline tax during the nionlh of March, ol this amount, $150,000 was turned back to the counties and the highway fund netted Sl,328.863. Meanwhile. .State Treasurer J. Vancp Clayton announced the quarterly lurnback of $460.367 in partly; gasoline lax collections to the ,'uiiii- , 'ARKANSAS - Cloudy to ,„,,-..„, B ii.™ cloudy, widely scattered showers to- tics. l1 ' S i" t vv ! !. n | l o Pr i <1 '7 anrt '" Nortll l Pull- 1 *! topped all counties by ream^ west-central portions today.! ceivlng $32702. Mississippi County Nn mipoitnnl tomperaturr- changes.! received SIS 103 > - grcc murder in the robbery-murder of Eldon Cooley. Hot Springs grocer, in September, 1338. Her death sentence was reversed by the state Supreme Court artd she was sentenced to life following a se:ond conviction, "ftmokcy Joe," and a companion died in the c!ei-lri" chair for Hit rooley murder while a Ihird mar, is under life scjilenc.? and Is held at the Stale Tuberculosis Sanatorium. The board granted 1!) other pi- loughs and Ben Lancy. one pardon to Oov. N. Y. Stocks 2:0(1 p.m. Qiiotalinns: A T and T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Co 1 per Beth Steel .." Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N y Central Int Harvester North Am 'Aviation Republic steel ... Radio Socony Vacuum Studebiker Standard of N j Texas Cojp Packard U R Strel 105 til /alion—for lhc very rr-siion ' Mi,,,, Ihe Russian dclegiile bus exercised continuous velo—holding bark, confusing, and delaying. And this has made 11 Impossible for the UN to be ready now.'* •Senalo loaders hoped lo brgln de- bute mi the program early next week, and there were Indication,; it had .strong Senate support. Vandcnberft, as chairman of the Foreign Relations Cotmuit'.e?. engineered a move to give tlie UN autliorily lo hall American Inter, vonllon In Ihe Near Kast-lmi, only on condition that UN Itself was rr-iulv and able to slcp in. .Sen. Claude Popper, D.. Pla.. a leading critic of President Trillion's original plan for blocking Communism In Greece and Turkey, termed Vandenbsrft's move an "exccllen improvement." He Indicated his readiness to go along with 11. Sen. Carl A. Halch, D., N. M.. who has warned against any stop Ihat might undermine UN. also felt thai VandcnbotK's proposal .-.hvnir- Ihened Mr. Trnman's plan to non-Communist governments. ;,ii! Dairy Strike May Bring Out Louisiana Lawmakers Missing Hermit Mystery Unsolved in New York "ATOM KOUGE. la.. April 3. i DPI— A special session or the state legislature to seek settlement of Louisiana's milk slrlkc was strongly indicnlcd here today. .llmmie Davis, win conrcr- yesterday angry, non' striking farmers from Ta'nglpahoa 39 3-1 Parish, reportedly was ready lo call , thn lawmakers into the special scs- Mon at 8 p.m. TI, .7. „ ,\, , j , , o-joy. wnicn in piiysicai cnaracicr- 11 vr?J i ,'1 ,", m ° rS !stlrs closcl y resembled descriptions rlfl .VCStCrdnv Ihpv u-nnlH Hnnv-nH .» .1- . , . „ ., yesterday they would demand BO 3-a 07 152 35 5-11 , 53 1-1 protection from API, Teamsters 57 1-2 '17 1-4 BO 3-1 0 7-8| Union Dairymen, Davis failed lo and If Governor provide II. Ihey turn lo President Trinnai a Z?;«! Wig/lor" 71 Degrees 21 ^^ortediforBlytheYille hls blimi and p:tlalya:A brolller , G6 "-1 ! - 71 Was rccorricd hci ' c Homer Collyer, was found dea!5 of yesterday with a low of 4-1 being Ml 1-2 [ recorded last night, according to G 1-1, Robert E. Blaylock, official wea- 72 3-1; iher observer. Lewis Scores Again As Krug Order Closes! 518 Soil Coal Mines Bynum is Named BlythevilleCosch WASHINGTON. April I!. (U.P.)-SPcrolnry of Iiiterion A. Krug uctniK in the wake of, the Centnilia mine d 1>L loilay ordered filH H oft coal mincH cloned indefinitely! ""til union coinmltlwM ilelermine they lirc „„&.' Ko also inn|nxaions in tl, 0 iiidijstry'H 2,013 othcJ "~".*niincs.. This apiiarenlly will mean a con-l tiniiallon of this week's "memorial" shutdown In most of the 518 mines and perhaps In some of Ihe others. The one-week shutdown now in cf-. feet hud been ordered by President! John I,. Lewis or the United Mine! Workers n ftcr the death of 11 min-l ers al Cenlralla. I Just M Krug announced his s or-l , dcr, Lewis ws again denouncing! Mini wllh ,,|| the dramatics al hlsl command In an appearance before! n House Labor Subcommittee. "Kruj; Is now cluing what he 1 .'.liould have been ili>lngall aloiij," lewis salrt. "lie's starting tn fcr<« his own safely coile—but <"ily aflcr lit men aitil tiy default ut Cciitrallu," n "n, , lconlnc )1C <"I framed till floodllghls placed around the com-| mlltce lublu, Lewis (|rew hltnseU up! In Mis chair and snld In, a low! voice: '- "Now on this imi-tlciihir dnv -»i our Lord, Mr. Krug finds 51(1 mines Unit are -unsafe. May God in his heaven forgive him [or not find those mines before and closlngl Miom before those men were klll-l The government telegraphed op-l erulors of the 518 mines that while! federal Inspectors did nut, findl I-'Iriniin llyntim imminent itanKcr'' in the mines I safety conditions wcro so |»or as lo make "oneritllon hav.ardous." Thn operiilors were directed lo halt operations until cither thel union mine safety committee! Joins In certifying' the mines ail safe n r there Is anbther federal iii-l specllon certifying tlie mines. 'n llir case of the other Z.Oli' nilne.-i, |ho mine workers' sat ciimmltlcc docs not tmve to '> In eerllfyln r the mine* ju safe, lint must be crfnjultfd. These 2,r 11.1 mtnej at« not consl<J«rtd I dunji-rom. n WM atiiimed (hey wquld . p^sj, ihoHly , art«r the | iliDuriiint iwtiod «nihi if'Sttj. mtdnlfht. Lewis spoke 'slowly-before thel House com'mltteo. alternately put-I IliiK on and removing ;hls horij^l I rimmed felasscs'os he discussed tliel 1= j,]CVn!ri)Ilii disaster. At one point, hel said the mines were safer under! See LEWIS on P»gc 6 Fii'man "Nig" llymmi, asalstunt coach of iBIythcvllli! Hiuh School, has been named as director ot coaching for the Hlythevillc School District, fiiiucocdlnt; Coach Dill Godwin who will realun at tho end ol the 1!MU school year, it was tm- noiinccd today by W. n. Nicholson, superintendent of schools. •Mr. Nicholson" slated that iihi Alhelcllc; Advisory Committee submitted Coach Bynum's name to tlie school board with roctomendnllon that he be appointed a-s tho successor lo Godwin and members of the school board-'authorliod him tn announce t'hclr decision, Coa-h Bynum, who served us a.i- slstant -to Qodwin last year, will assume his now duties at the bc- binniiif; of the 1047 school year In September. Mr. Nicholson slated that ,,„..,,, Dynnin will assist the school board In the selection of other members or the coaching staff. "I am happy over tho • board's choice In selecting Coach liyimm. and feel sure that he is nulle cap- r.ble of handling the all Important task," Mr. ••Niohols'on said In announcing the board's decision. "I am looking forward with giat- Iflcatiol'i to Coach nymnn's laKln;t over his new Job," he further stated. Coach Godwin resigned as iie.ul coach of the- school district car- tills week to accept a bi-:th Blytheviile'Y' Elects Seven As Directors Seven new members of the bonrd| Her this WCCK to accept a b,-rlh w'ere'"ejected & p^ulS^Wth' ;^ |1 Sm nY "" kCCS " r0 " ;SS10 '"" ™i> 1 "* "Won, of't^a 1 Deadline Near For Voluntary Tax Assessments was announced today Barnaul, president with six days remaining In which to file voluntary asi.cssments on personal property before tlie April 10 deadline, more Mississippi O'oim- tians have submitted assessments so far this year than In the »ust several years. County Assessor Doyle Henderson snid today. • Increased assessments for Mississippi Cnnnty are foreseen Ibis year by tlie county assessor's offce. New L-ars. new business anrl a lower number ol jjeople leaving the couiir ty were givi-n as reasons for the expected increase. •Although the number of voluntary assessments has increased, Mr. Henderson said there were no indications of a "rush" and that he exported no great last-minute rush to file didaralians. After Die April 10 deadline for voluntary assessments, lhc county assessor is required lo mako assessments himscll. NBW YORK, April 3. lUt'l — A body taken from a branch of the Hiver which police had 'believed mitfht b.i that of Langlcy Coll " jer, missing "hermit of Pill'h Avenue," was identified tent day a s thai of Thomas Lynch, a Bronx resident. Tentative Identification of tlic body, which in physical character- f the fioin a which body. Police missing Collyer, was made hank book found in a coat floaled lo shore near the were continuing to check, , but were convinced that the -body was not that of the Gl-ycar-o'.d CoJIyer. who has been sought :sincB his blind and paralyzed brollier, , was foun starvation : two weeks ngo hi th moldering mansion on upper Fifrii Avenue where the brothers had liver nlone for many years. nlzation, It by Russell the board. Taking the new post on the b'oardl are. Wilson Henry, Rosco Craltd -fames Terry. Harvev Morris. Jer ''oe. Hermon Carlton, and Winnie Turner. Official ballots were mailed contributing members of the org_ nlzntlon, Mr. Barham said, with the names of 15 candidates appearing on the ballot. Members were to se-j lect seven of the 15 candidates .'td serve a term of one year as rnern-^ hers of the board. On organizing the Y, seven mem-| hers of the lx>ard were elecled to term of three years, seven for lerin of two years and seven for one year term. Thereafter |:vc, new members are lo be elected each) year for a one year lerm. Tho new members will take oH flee' at the next meeting nr tl'.a board of directors which wl!l ... held April 14. At Ihls lime officcri for the ciming year will be clectedl Army Plane Falls] In Flames Near Virginia Villiage RICHMOND. Va.. April 3. <UP>A twin-engined Army plane crash ed and exploded in a wooded are- 18 miles soulh of here this moms] ing. killing instantly all of the} person s aboard ami showerina blazing wreckage and mangled bpl dies over a wide area. Army officials said the hodie, were so badly burned' and mangled it was impossible to te!l hoV'mai'v! persons were aboard. They said however, the plane wa s believed to be an A-2S which normally cdrrie four persons. The Army said the v, thought to be from Maxwell Piel Ala., which was an hpui' a:id m half overdue at tho Richmond ArJ my Air Base at 11:30 a.m, Eugene Deohamp, 48, a farmc living riearty. said he saw th, plane roar down from an altitudl of 500 feet—apparently In a p> dive- after it had circled low the chesterfield Courthouse two miles a\vny, ......

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