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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOI,. XLV—NO. 229 Blythevllle Daily Nc»s Blythevilte Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader OK NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND Congress Faces Move lo Extend Draff Act 3 Years Administration Plans jk To Hand Request to " Unwilling Lawmakers "y Kdwln B. IliiiiUIniiiin WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. M>>— Administration leaders definitely will ask an unwilling Congress to extend (he peacetime draft for three more years. It was learned today (hat Secretary of Defense Johnson and Secretary of Slate Acheson will urge the extension at the next session a s a necessary part of the all-out defense against Communism. Tiie present act. passed by a reluctant Congress in 1918. is'due to expire June 24. One congressional source,, who asked that his name not be used. said the Selective Service extension 'is Number One ilern on defense legislative musts." Johnson already has Informed Congress that continuation of the draft machinery is "essential to national .security." He has asked an annual fund of $16.100,000 to operate the nationwide system of registering and classifying yoiilhs from 18 through 25 years. Clips Ki-asnns- Johnson's communication (o Congressional leaders cited several points to support his requests. The draft is needed, he said to back up President Truman's declaration that the "Uniied Stales sup- por(s Ihe powerful forces for frcc- aKfa, justice and peace which are .tSVresentecl by the United Nations and the free nations of Ihe world " Johnson added lhal Acheson fears the end of Selective Service might DC regarded abroad as inconsistent with our policies under the Atlantic Pact and military assislance program. Finally, he said, uuseltlcd world conditions which caused passage of the 1048 peacetime 'draft still pie- Johnson's request to the Senate and House merely asked a three- year extension of the draft act as it stands now. Spice the present act is considerably less than thev idministration originally H sled thJi appeared to be a concession to a tfronJ! Cpfr grcssmi/ji' feelliP' mst Tin. Viced Tor 1 the draft no )>, t r c ists . Originally the administration wanted the right .to draft men for at two' years seivice In the 18 through 25 age bracket. Confess cut this down to 21 months and gave 18-year-olds the chance lo resign. Senator Edwin C. Johnson (TJ- .jjajo.) and olher draft critics said ^fTB3se moves indicated io them there was no need for the peacetime Selective Service and that it should be abandoned. Opposition Seen Even Chairman Tydings (D-Md) of the Senate Armed Services Committee said it may be difficult to get Congress to approve an extension. Johnson apparently anticipated opposition. Although men are not actually being drafted now, he said, having the law on the books stimulates voluntary enlistments. What's more, he said, having the Selective Service machinery set nn and operating would save at least four months. If it should become necessary to mobilize manpower for a national emergency in the future This saving, he added, could be the difference between a quick and successful victory and a long exhausting war. Johnson asked Congress to authorize use of S1G.700.000 each year Io keep the draft organization operating. That is about double the S8,oOO,(loo Congress voted tiiis year to operate Selective Service. "fcemen Make Run •~/b Grocery on Mom Burning sawdust on tlie floor of me meat department earned slight -smoke damage to the Liberty Cash Grocery. 501 West Main Sireel. last Fire chief Roy Head .stat.'d that he sawdust is believed lo have been gmtcd by a cigarette dropped on fie floor earlier last r.Uhl or yesterday. No fire damage to the building was reported. Tiie blaze was discovered by pnssersby IIKSCUED-Bufh AbcHe. 16-ycll?- d Girl Scout of Kclso, Wash., was Weather Arkansas forecast: Clotldv and farmer with occasional rain this ii-f V 10 ? 1 a " d ton| eht. Sundav scat- icrcrl shoivers and mitd Jfissoiiri forccasl: Partly cloudy Vinrf cm ^ rn ^ cloudiness and •fcMmdy su " ll > Portion with rain cnd- »ns m southeast portion early toil I»Hi Simtlny. mostly cloudy; foil oued by rain wesl and south Con- inued nnld. U>w tonight, 35 to w . high Si-nday in so's Minimum this niornin°-25 Maximum yesterday—45 Sunset today—1:51 ' Sunrise tomorrow—7-01 Precipitation 24 hours to 7 am 10(;,i\—none. Total since j fln . i_ 5:)0 3 Mean temperature (midway between high and low—35. Norma' mean for December—41 9 This n.ile r.asl Year Minimum t>-|s mnr>ilm>---36. Maximum yesterday -50. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date Hungarian Police Hold American Relief Agency Head Arrested But Reds Won't Give Reason VIENNA, Dec. n --</JV- Israel Jacobson, director of Ihe American Joint Distribution Committee in Hungary, lias been arrested by Hungarian police, il was learned here today. Hungarian officials confirmed his arrest, but refused to specify the charges against him. Harold Trobe, Vienna director of the American Joint Distribution Committee, a Jewish relief agency, said Jacohson was- arrested Thursday when he returned to Budapest afler a six-week leave in the United states. ' Trota said lie knew of no possible reason- for Jacobson's arrest. Jacobson's home was formerly Rochester, N. Y.. but a few weeks ago hi s family moved to Chicago, flis wife. Florence, worked in the Chicago office of the "Federation of Jewish Charities." Mrs. Jacohson was with him in Budapest before they left three mouths ago on their trip to the United states. Crosses Border, Then Vanishes Jacohson left here last TJmrsday ?'-',";.'" ,sp_ending a week getting a Hung-iHSh t \Isa Throne sam the Mth. only a mln J-icoWu 7 w^ driven to the Aiistro Hini'? nn boidci fhiusdij morning b) i <rncr fiom the Ucn na office of the AJDC. At the border. Jacobson was met by a driver from the Dudnpest office and he crosse'd the border at eleven oclock. When he failed to show up at -he Budapest office on schedule Thursday, inquiries were made at he American legation there. The legation was informed bv tiic Hungarian Foreign office yesterday that Jacobson had been arrested Trobe said Jacobson "probably was acquainted with Robivt \ Vogelcr, American businessman arrested by the Hungarians Nov 18 He said, however, the two were probably not very close friends and he did not think there is any connection between their arrests. McMath Sets Date For Execution of Blytheville Man LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 17-Wi— Governor McMath today set the Thomas E. Black, convicted murderer who had been scheduled to die Jan. 6. This action was taken to allow Black's attorneys additional tune to appeal to the u. S Supreme Court. Needham uas convicted of rnpin" a small girl a t Blytheville several months ago. The Arkansas Supreme Court upheld the death sentence and last Monday refused a petition lor -rehearing. Black was convicted of killing a Litttlc Hock nurse last year. LLE, ARKANSAS.SATUHDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1949" U.S. Sleel Wants To Justify Price Hike of $4 a Ton Giant Firm Anxious To Explain Raise To Congressmen PITTSnURGH, Dec. 17. M>) — Why did U.S. Steel Corporation boost its steel prices an average of S4 a ton? The giant firm Is anxious to tell Congressional invi'stisiitors tlie reason. In fact. U.S. Steel President Benjamin F. Fairless says lie welcomes the opportunity to put his cards on the table. He Insists he has nothing to hide. And the man who demanded the investigation, Senator O'Mahoncy <D-Wyo>, is happy too. Advised of Fairless' statement yesterday. O'Mahoncy declared: That's splendid. It clears the way and I certainly shall recommend to my committee that we proceed and get the facts." O'Mahoney has indicated the Joint Congressional Economic Committee he heads will start its probe soon after Christmas. The Wyoming Democrat says ME steel's move threalens America's economy. He's hoping other slcel companies will not follow Ihe leader of tlie industry. . Generally, U.S Steel sets the pattern. O'Mahoncy says big steel's action in boosting prices affords other steel companies a "great competitive opportunity." Other Producers Silent There's no indication Hint other major steel producers will stand pat on their present prices. Already. Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company has S :iid It will make adjustments in its price structure soon. "Rising costs of materials, scrv- ! Ices and labor leave no alternative \ other than to compensate for these additional costs," a Youngstown spokesman said. That's the same reason President Fan-less gave for ME steel's action And last night. National Supply Company at Pittsburgh joined the price increase parade. The com- -, Pany. largest producer of oil fi c |,i machinery and equipment. in- S5 P to' ; sB P a riCeS ° f US I) ' I>e proci " < ' ts ' n r S "., fa '^ Phi)ip '"'""•ray. president of tile era-United Stcclworkers has remained silent on hip stcc-l's action But he's expected to'ask for a \\a e increase. When the 4'>-day strike of the steelworkcrs ended J-, s | November 11. Murray said the new contract which granted pension* mice ZT" -" Sti ' ic " "<> ^ New Campaign Against Livuor Ads Launched WASHINGTON. Dec. n. (APi_A , new drive against liquor adverlis- I nig will open up soon after Coti- j Kress convenes next month. i The Senate Commerce Committee i las set hearings for January 12 and ! 13 on a bill to bar interstate trans- ; portation and radio broadcast of liquor advertising. ] The measure, by Senator Laiiper CR-ND) would make unlawful tiic transportation between slates of newspapers, periodicals, newsrr-cls Photographic film or records advcr- I tisiri" lictuor. beer or wine Also banned would be radio BIGHT PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Friendship' Pact Between Red Chi And Russia Is Seen MOSCOW, Dec. 17— (Al')— A Chinese-Soviet fnendshin p;ict appeal-eel nlmost a ccrl.-unty here tothiy following Uio arrival of China's Communist leader M;vo Tze-Timg in Moscow last night. Coal Operators See Emergency Indifference of U.S. Government Blasted; 3-Day Week Rapped WASHINGTON. Dec. 17— M>j _A coal operator spokesman said today (lie government won't "face up to the plain fact that there is an emergency" in coa! supplies due to John L. Lewis' three-day work week. John D. Battle, executive vice president of the National Coal Association, criticized the Truman administration for failing to use the Taft-Hartley law to put miners back to work on a five-day week. Joseph Moody, president of the Southern coal Producers Association, earlier had demanded llial President Truman invoke the Taft- Hartley law and ihe anti-trust law against Lewis. In a statement today. Battle said the government "has failed to acl under the law designed to protect the public hi an emergency such as no\c exists in coal. "The present situation fully warrants .prompt,. action ..on.ithe-rvirt of (he government. " "Do people have to frcc/c anil fat-lurics close down llcfnrc (he government recognize!.- tliiil there is an emergency'.' "We intiuirc, whut has lo happen to cause government officials lo delcrmlne that an eoicrgency exists? "Reports have reached us that some high government officials dis- clitim any emergency in coal and offer the suggestion that people should move into one room and close the rest jf their homes in order to save fuel. This suggestion Is worse than wartime regulations. There is uo excuse for it when a remedy is at hand. "John L. Lewis will, no doubt, continue to force a coal shortage on the American public so long as Hie government stands by Inactive." dealing with liquor ads. Violatcrs of the proposed law could b? fined ircr.i S!03 to Sl.COO. and jailed for between six months and a year. N. 0. Cofrfon ! Mch i May j ji r i Oct | Dec ' HUh Low Close . 30J3 3:« 3:53 . 2971 296S 2971 2815 2812 2815K OnAVEVARI) FOR TAX DOLLARS-OW jeep^ stored fender to lender, rust away on Okinawa, strategic outpost of the u S In the Pacific. This Is only one of many Junk piles of rotting material lefi over from the pacific war, which ended more than four years ago. iAP Wire- photo) First President Of New Indonesia Is Inaugurated JOGJAKARTA, Java, Drc. 17. 0!'* — The Indonesian Republic's first citiwn, Dr. Soekarno, loday was inaugurated President of the embryo United States of Indonesia* which soon will take over most of the East Indies islands from the Dutch. Soekarno was sworn in a a colorful ceremony in the palace here of the .Sultan of Jogjakarta. He had tifi'n elected first president of (he U.S.! yesterday by representatives of I lie 10 stales that will make up the new Independent nation. Soekarno has been presidenl nf the Indonesian Republic since :t declared its independence of the Dutch in 1045. The republic is one of the member slates In the new U.S.I. The U.S.I, officially comes Into being Dec. 27. when It assumes sovereignty in the former Dulch Basl Indies and becomes a partner with the Netherlands In a Netherlauds- Indcinesian union, Crusading Prosecutor's Home Blasted by Bomb PEORIA. III.. Dec. n. </I'j—A bomb rocked the home of Michael A. Shore, Pcorla County state's attorney, last night, shattering windows and blowing a hole In one wall. Shore and a maid, the only persons in the house al the time, were not hurt. Shore said the blast may have been "in retaliation for my crackdown on lawlessness in the county." The Democratic state's attorney has attempted to clamp the lid on gambling since he took office a year ago. Earthquake Reported BUENOS AIRES, Dec. 17. (AP) — A sharp earthquake in the Vicinity of Tierra Del Pnego. at the southern tip of south America, was reported today by th? air ministry's observatory. Tlie quake lasted about two a.m. CST. The region Ls sparsely populated. First Cars Roll Over New Bridge In Quiet Opening MEMPHIS. Tcnn.. Dec. 11. (/p; —The new SI3.50C.QOO four-lnnc Memphis nmi Arkansas Highway llriiige across (he Mississippi Hlvcr here was open for (raffle today. There were no official celebrations. Original plans lor a mammoth blowout were dropped when E. H. Crump, chairman of the bridge commission, opposed the move. Crump, a loader tn the city ad- miiiistralion, said plum for (he ceremony dirin'l give administration figures principal roles. He suggested and planned today's only festivity—a parade of shut-ins from Tennessee and Arkansas led by bridge commissioners and city political leaders. The neiv bridge Is Just CO (eel short, of nelug one mile long. It's (he only four-lane highway span over the Mississippi south of St Louis. Burns Result In Death of Armor el Child Donald Edward Bean, Ihrce, died at 3:30-a.m. today at the nlythc- ville Hospital, as a result of burns received when a lamp exploded at liis uncle's farm home In Armorcl Thursday night. The child's body win be taken lo New Haven, :».. tor burial The parents. Mr. and Mrs. Mack Bean, had been here only aboul two months. 'Hiey were assisting her brother with farm work on the Jim Tale farm north of Armorel. Thell- other child, Herbert Lee Bean, two, was burned about the face and forearms, but dismissed from hospital care after first aid was administered. Mr. Bean was fiilinr; a kerosene Inmp when Ihe explosion occured Both children were standing near Three other children, cousins nf Ihe burned children, were uninjured. Only minor damage was done to (be four-room frame house. Teachers' Salary Fund Disiribuied Missco Districts Receive $98,969 From State Agency Today $98,%!) was received for distribution lo Ihe 16 school districts of Mississippi County as the second paymenl from the Slate Teacher Salary aid fund. John Maycs. county school supervisor, said that ihe payment would represent 20 per cent of the total to be received this year. The dislribullon. figured by (lie H'ate Departmcnl of Education allows Ihe lilythevlllo School ills- tricl No. 5 the largest payment for (lie county. The payment tor the district is S245M. Oilier allocations include: 'Dry Friday' Is Success In Water-Shy New York NEW YORK, Dec. 17— lil'i— Nev York's big "Dry Friday" cut water consumption by 170.000,000 gallons compared with last week's daily average, city officials reported loday. Bespite yesterday's all-out conservation effort, water shortage In the city's big reservoirs continued to drop. Even so, officials were proud of tile amount saved In the 24 hours But nature continued to look the other way. There was no rain nor SLOW in the watershed and despite the "Dry jFYIday" saving, water storage in the reservoirs went down 95.000,000 gallons yesterday. Edward J. Clark, chief city engineer, said It had not been decided whether yesterday's exp r r I m e n I would be repeated. Elliott Roosevelt Gets Ticket for Speeding POUGSKEEPS1B. N. y.. Dec 17 M'/—Klliotl Roosevelt gol a spcrdlni! summons lasl night while driving through this communily on his way home lo Hyde Part, N. Y. from New York City. A Pougskeepsin radio car patrolman said noosevelt, second son of the late president, was driving 55 miles an hour In a 35-mile per hour zone. New York Stocks .Closing Quotations: A T fc T Aemr Tobacco Anaconda Copper fieth Steel Chrysler '. Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors , . Montgomery Wnrd N Y Central Inl Harvester Gallon Texas Corp U 8 Sleel . 14(5 5 14 :! 20 5 . 31 1 63 7 160 3 41 60 3 51 10 7 2D 10 t . 23 1 . 12 1 17 1 24 1 60 1 , 61 V , 2« 1 Some observers speculated Hint the subject or the pact already may have been Introduced when Mao and Prime Minister Joseph Sliilin niel lust night al the Kremlin, soon after the Chinese leader arrived from Pclping on the Trans- Sibcrlan Rnllway. The two counlries also are expected to work out trade and mutual assistance agreements during Mao's first visit to the Soviet capital. On his arrival at the Moscow railway .station Mao spoke ittimed. lately of his admiration for Htalln and of stronger lies between China's Communist government and thai of Russia. The metal Important Ijisks Iita- District No. i Osccola No. 2 No. G No. g No. 10 No. 15 No. 23 No 25 No. 31 No. :ifj No. -Id No. 52 No. 55 No. 50 Luxora Oosnell Armorel . Shawnec Manilu .. Dell Wilson .. Keiser ., Bprdette Leachville Urinklcy Mtssco , Dyess Amount . . . . n.ocn . . . . (1,4(17 ---- 3,r.R9 ---- 2.902 ---- 4 ,33s ____ 85!>2 ---- -1.031 ____ B.-IM . . .. (i.1-12 ____ 3.511 ---- 7.107 5.75!) Fleeman Buys Snider's Stock In Manila Bonk K. C. Fleeman, Manila bu.stnTS- mnn and farmer, lust week obtained controlling interest of the Merc-hauls mid Planters Bank of Manila from Grover Snider, who Inis been serving as president of the organization. One of the organizers of the bank. Mr. Ftccman Indicated that, there will lie no change In personnel until after the stockholders' meeting on Jan. 3. The bank was chartered inst year a.s n successor ot Ihe Merchants mid Planters Exchange. Mr. Fleeman also acquired Ihe Manila Jnsnnire Agcm.'v fnmi .Mr Snider. ' New York Cotton NEW VORK, Dec. 17-OTj-Clus- Ing Cotton ijuotutlons: Hluh lx>w Clo^:e Jll) y Oct 3038 2070 2-172 2823 'i-t.vj 2822!) 2812 2800 28i:m .: 31.2CN. up 5. IB them. Mao said, would be ful filled thanks to tho correct International policy of Stalin. And these tasks, he said, were Ihe ulrcngtlieiiJng of Ihe peace front, the struggle against warmongers, the strengthening of goot neighborly relations between China and 'the Soviet Union and the strengthening of friendship be (ween the Chinese mid Russiai peoples- O reeled by Hanking [[nils After his long rail trip across Siberia and Russia In „ special railway car. MHO wns ]nc l al the station by Deputy Prime Minister V Al. Molotov, Marshal Michel A llulganln of tlie Plmlllnin-0. Foreign Trade Minister Michael A. Men- sliikov and Deputy foreign Mlnistei Andrei A. Gromyko. At his first meeting wilh Stalin. Uiose present . Included Molotov Butirniiln, Deputy prime Minlstci Cieorgi M. Millenkov mid Porcigl Minister Andrei Y. vlshlusky. Moscow's morning papers loda; gave marked attention lo tlu Chinese leader's visit. His rcccptioi by Stalin was the subject of largi headlines. His speech at the rallwn; station was published under scpar ate headings. In Moscow the stalion and street, leading it were bedecked wilh lings of the Soviet Union ami the Chinese (Communist) people's Republic Mao 'rakes (Jifls TAIPEH, Formosa. Ucc. 17— dV) — The press in this Chinese Nationalist capital said tonight Unit Mao 'IVc-Tung look IS carloads of gifts lo Premier Stalin and other Soviet leaders on hl s current visit to Moscow. The newspaper stories, attributed to Hong Kong sources, said Hie presents Included rare historical u nd arl objects which the Com- munisls had "loted" from the Pel- ping Palace and Museum. 2 B!ythevil!e Men Are Speakers of Lawyers' Meeting Seventeen local attorneys were on hand in Pnragould yesterday for the winter meeting of Ihe Norllicnst Arkansas liar Association, On the program were J. Graham Sudbury, who led a discussion on procedure on appeal, and' Max B Reid, principal speaker, whose topic was "Reflections of ;m Unexhausted lioostcr ' Maurice Catlicy. ol Paragould, was elected president of the Asso- c,ati(,n: John A. Foreman, ,,I Marion, vice president: and Herle Smith, of .Joncsboro. secretary. Those- unending from BlylhVvillc included Zal li. Harrison. A. a Harrison. II. o. Partlow. C * M Buck. G. E. Keck. James Gardner W. Leon Smith, James I!oy. John Caudlll, Kd Cook, Gene Bradley. V. O. Holland. Claude Coopf-r Percy Wright, Mr. Held and Mr. fjudbury. Jaycees-Kiv/anis to Distribute Gifts for Children December 24 Jimmy Sanders and Freeman Robinson, co-clialrtnan of the Jny- cec-Kiwanls UnduniriviJcccd Children's Christmas Party Committee announced today the party. co-sponsored annually by the two civic organizations, will he hr-ltl this year at the J.iycce clubhouse on North Second Street at 10 am ncc. 24. The party Is held annually for children of Blylhcviilc and'sur- rrjundirjg nrca who otherwise mH;ht be disappointed while other children are opening their -.jilts on Christmas morning. For Ih.c pust month, members of tho two civjn groups hnvc been collecting used toys and other articles thai are suitable for gilts tor the underprivileged. Broken Toys Itcpairril The toys collected by the group.-, have been made like new for the Party by sludenls of the Trades and Industries class o. Blythevllle High School. In announcing the dale for the party, Mr. Sanders slated that invitations will be sent lo approximately 100 children In this area nnd pointed out that the party will »e open to the public but that only those children receiving invitations will be eligible to receive Bills. The party will be highlighted °y the arrival ol Santa Clam who will distribute gifts to the young- Iriiiiietrt- -iy follrwing the parly. Mr. Sanders said, (he underprivlli?- cd children will be guests of Sam Jones, owner o: Ihe flazorback Drive Inn at, a free turkey dinner at the Rnzorback. Blytheville taxi companies ~ " " ' free i or thci children, More Toys Arc Needed ' "Although plans arc golni! nri oa(l for the party." Mr. Sanders said, "we are still in need for toys Our-' IIIR the weeks we have been soliciting toys we have picked up x prcat number but not enough to go around." He urged that parents take a final check of their children's playthings [or anything that mighl bo used as a girt for some underprivileged child. Theaters parties at the Mox and Rit* Theaters will be held nexl week to obtain additional presents for the party. The Mox party Kill bo next Thursday at n n m. and the Rltz at Ihe same hour Ihe following day. Admission to the (heater parties will be a toy or articles of nuts, candles, or fruits lo bo used at ffie party. The program for the party at the Mox will include a special kid- die feature and tho program for the Rltz party sill be a two-hour, all cartoon scries al Him. Loses Premier Resignation Seen As Portending Big Government Shift TAIPEIl. Formosa, llec. 17. Wi— Reliable sources toniyht reported Ven Hsl-slian resigned as premier of Nationalist China. Tlip rcsignalfnn. if accepted, foreshadows a sweeping government reshuffle geared to win United States' support. It closely follows reorganization if the Formosa, provincial government, headed by U.S.-trained K C Wu. Yen's resignation \vns reported due mainly to rapitl deterioration of the situation on the Chinese mainland, confusion and tremendous government losses in recent weeks. Yen is said lo have been under great, pressure since he came to this new Nationalist capital from abandoned Ulieiigtu. (Another version of Yen's resignation mlsht be this.- Chiang Kal- shck is prcirarlni! to rcnssuine tho presidency he gave up last January Acting President LI Tsung-jcn recently flew lo Now York for treatment ol a stomach disorder. (As he left Hong Kong. Li radioed Yen that Yen was his No t representative in China: ami thV he (LI) still was China's chief executive. Li also s.ild lie hoped (o return lo China in about a month. To Srtk U.S. Aid (Yen's resignation would leave M without any on-the-spot control of the Nationalist government. (That presumably would pave the way for Chiang lo declare himself president nijaln — without protest from 1,1 representatives in Formosa.) I Li Is exrirctnrl t o f eck US. aid against the Chinese Comm^i-sH If Chlamr resumes control, that conceivably might pl)t Jlinl . lm) n Into .1 fluht to sec which could win American aid- and thus control of China.) These three men. all friendly to Cmanir. nen- nientjoned in sp^cn- lalion over Yen's successor as premier: Chang Chun, former premier under Chinns- and recently retired commander In tin- soiilhwr.,r Wang Shih-chicli. formi-r fort-i-n ninilsltr under Chirms ant! no-.v tiic Rcncralissmm's adviser. Gen. Pai Clum-j-hsi, '.v--.o:.c trmpi have been routeil ;IIK| are iiiB toward Indochina. <Wi:. new govcniiir of Formo..n, also Is a Cliians s'alwart.) Famous Flying Tiger Injured in Auto Crash coumnus. ca., i:v c . 17. rAio— An automobile n ,- c i d r u r fin ,n., ESrtSts,?"—'^ Scott, who turned his expe-iena'.-: a.s a Flying Ti.svr imo the best seller book movie, w ts inju:''d in a hishway crash m.">r CrJinn- bus Thursday nic'it. II,• w.i.i carili-il to the hcisplui al Foil Bt-nmnj. lilz army post here. Hospital officers said today lhal Scott will spend "al least" the next tour months hospitalized !h! suffered a fractured pelvis, four broken ribv. and contusions Sioux City Blast Toll Increases to Nineteen SIOUX CITY. la.. Dec. 17. (AD — 'Hie death toll In the explosion which rocked the Swilt and Company packing plant here Wednesday, rose (o 19 today. Joseph Ktme.y, 18. died in S^. Vincent Hospital of injuries received In the blast. Kiiney was one ol seven persons who were on the criiicul Ust of Injured at two hospitals.

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