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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO, 236 BlythevlUe Dally Men Blytheville Courier BlythevlUe Herald Mississippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST UI6SOURI JUA'THBVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1949 300Years of Dutch Rule Over Indonesia Ended By Royal Proclamation AMSTERDAM, Dec. 27. (AP)—Quecm Juliana of the ^Jetherlaiuls proclaimed independence for 77,000,000 Indo- ^esians today in a simple palace ceremony that ended 300 Deal's of Dutch rule over the rich Pacific isles ol" the East years Indies. With her signature, the new United States of Indonesia officially became a sovereign republic. The ceremony also marked the beginning of the Dutch-Indonesian union under which the two nations will be loosely linked under the Dutch crown. On the other side of (he world, dark-skinned natives celebrated the independence for whicli they fought four yeals of s|ioradie L'uervilla warfare. U.S.I, leadens took over control ol the Indonesian capital of Balavia, Java, from Dutch trooiw. Amidist the solemn formality in the marble-walled "civic hall" of the palace Premier Mohammed Hatta Germ Warfare Was Jap Plan Prisoners Testify That Experiments Conducted on Yanks By Ed iiy C i 1m o re MOSCOW. Dec. 27, (/P) — Testi- nony nt the trial of Japanese war ijnim,u i-njum,-!. MUM in iiiui^ 1.1 .nuvbu. prisoners as carried by the Soviet was present to represent his new press today gave the Impression that DOIllltrv tlir» rinilnrt Rf <i tnc Q.I^ t>..;^.-,:., ,.,„..,, The brief program was concluded by the Queen's speech, followed by the playing of the Indonesian national anthem "Indonesia Ilaja" and the Dutch hymn "Wilhelmus" on the palace carillon. At almost the .same moment the two anthems were being played in Balavia, with the raising of the Indonesian red and white flag over the former governor general's palace. Culmination of Talks' The ceremony in Amsterdam was opened by plcmlcr Dr. \Villem Drees -.iS'ho confirmed the ratification of JP'he agreement ILS the result of 10 weeks of Dutch-Indonesian roundtable discussions summer. After the formal act was read by Dutch cabinet secretary, Dr. M. J. Prireeii, it was signed oy the Queen, Drees and Dr. J. H. Van Muarse- veen, minister of overseas territories. The act transferring sovereignty nnd granting recognition to the new federation was then read and signed by the same three. The transfer resolution said: "The Netherlands-Indonesian union, at which we arc the head, and in case of succession our lawful successors in the crown of the Netherlands, has been effected between the kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic ol the United ^States of Indonesia. . "AH further results of the roundtable conference contained hi the documents belonging to the aforementioned covering resolution have come into force on the .strength of the provisions under point five of thLs covering 1 resolution." A (Point five stipulates that trans- yb?r of sovereignty will not take place later than Dec. 30, 1349, in Amsterdam). As soon as Drees declared the union consumated. Hatta signed all the documents and they were placed in large red goatskin boxes engraved in gold. He expressed briefly the hope that the union would bring happiness and prosperity to both peoples. Einstein Excites Scientists with His New Theory NEW YORK, Dec. 27—f/P)— Dr. Albert Einstein, whose theory of relativity helped open up the whole vast field of atomic research, has put forward an even more sensational theory. He calls It "a generalized theory of gravitation." It is a mathematical description of the mystery- of gravity—I h e common force that keeps our feet on the floor and rules the movements of the stars. If it can be proved, it will become a "nniveisnl law" and, in Jj.t'ne view of other scientists, will rstand as the highest scientific achievement of all time. It would explain every physical motion in the universe, from tir; inside of an atom to the enormous galaxies of outer space. It would crown with success the life work of Einstein, who has spent the last half of his 70 years looking for the answer to this ultimate problem, known to science »* the "unified field theory." It was revealed to the world here yesterday on 20 mimeographed pages—a mixture of typewritten words and squigglv mathematical symbols that even scientists hesitated to interpret. It was the English translation of Einstein's original German. Einstein describes it as an extension of his relativity theory, and «-as quick to point out that he has "not yet found a practical way to confront the results of the theory with experimental evidence"—or in short, to prove It. New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: A T & r Amor Tobacco ." Anacoiuia Copper Beth Steel ... CKryMcr ....'.... Gen Electric "" Oen Motors N Y Ce:it!al ;; Int Harvester National Distillers Republic Steel . . Radio ; Pccony Vacuum SHidobuker . Standard of N i ... Texas Corp J C Penney 145 3-i 54 5-: 31 1-4 65 1-2 41 1-4 70 1-4 10 1-2 27 1-2 22 1-4 2.1 1-2 12 1-2 16 7-g 26 3-4 67 3-4 61 5-8 53 1-2 the United States and Britain were to be targets of a germ war attack. Newspaper accounts of the trial quoted Japanese prisoners as saying tiie scheme had progressed to the point where American prisoners were sent to special bacteria plants to be experimented upon as human g'linea pigs. The trial of 12 Japanese army officers was reported proceeding at Khabarovsk, Siberia. By infecting their American prisoners with certain germs, the Japanese were quoted as saying they sought to determine how Anglo- Saxons would react to various diseases and plagues. Ti\e accounts also said the Japanese experimented with their American victims to find out from what diseases [hey were immune. Civilians Intended Victims Tire plan was, the newspapers said, to find out what kind of germs would be best to use in a bacteria invasion of the United States and Britain by the wholesale use of germs against the civilian populations. The Japanese were also said to have given details how these germs could be dropped by airplanes. Tire accused officers related, the newspapers said, how special airplane groups became part of the germ warfare plan. Tire accounts said Gen. Otozoo Yamacia, commander • In chief ol the Kwantu'l'lg arrny'wliich occoi Manchuria^ - confirmed the germ plans. The details ol the trial are being given full publicity by the Soviet press and radio. The accounts give the impression to the populace that the Soviet army saved the United States and Britain from the hor- rors.of air borne germs. The correspondent of the Communist newspaper Pravda. under a Khabarovsk dateline, saiil the United States authorities did everything possible at the Tokyo war criminal trial to "minimize the guilt" of the accused. "Only a portion of the evil doings of the Japanese military were revealed at the Tokyo trial," he wrote. He said American authorities "undertook by all means possible to soften the guilt of Japanese war criminals." Congress Might Call for Closing Tax Loopholes Some Estimate U. S. Losing Five Billion Every Year by Dodges By Francis M. I.cMay WASHINGTON, Dec. 27. I/I') — Congress may call for a crackdown on lax evaders and close some tax law 'loophole's" before it considers any legislation to raise tax rates on Individuals or corporations. Kep. Forand (D-IU), member of the tax-framing House Ways and Means committee, today told ne\vs- tien: ''If every lax legally owed the government were collected, 1 believe the budget could be balanced without re-sorting to any tax increases." Treasury and congressional tax experts now arc studying the problem of tax dodging. Some estimated that the government is losing $5.- OGO.OOO.COO a year by tax evasion and by the so-called loopholes . These permit some taxpayers to work the tax law.s in a manner to trim-down their tax obligations. Could Balance Budgcl If that amount were collected it would just about cover what the government needs to balance the budget. Meanwhile, Republicans of Cap- stipport iroin Democrats—lined up itol Hill — expecting considerable for battle against any proposal President 'IVuman may make for tax increases. Rep. Joseph W. Martin, Jr., the House OOP leader, issued a formal statement saying he expects the President to propose a multi-billion dollar tax-hiking program "so Unit the administration can proceed with its extravagant and illiberal plan to socialise America." "A tax increase at this time," he said, "would have a depressive effect on economic conditions generally and might precipitate the country into a tail-spin which would cost millions of workers their jobs." Ask Culs He predicted defeat lor any tax- upping bill. Martin renewed his plea for splash of around .5600,000.000 to $7qOJXX),ppp..,a year-In.the .war^lnV posed' exidiie'j.i'uUiir^ o^i*4jEJi: th*i as; flire; jewea-fc.luiiage, cS[iinJu_- calions and transportation." Such legislation now is .backed bj*'.i substantial number of Republican?,- and Democrats. Mr. Trvman has salt) studies are being made to see if the excises can be reduced. Senator O'Connor (D-Md) offered the opinion yesterday that reduction of the excises to their prewar rates would provide a healths stimulus for affected industries. He said increased sales and profits, ii turn, would "make possible a greatc: tax return to the treasury." TEN PAGES Osceolc Negro Dies of Wounds; Suspect is Held Walter Taylor. 42-year-old Negro, is being held in the Mlssissipp, County jail in Osceola today on a charge of murder In connection with the fatal shooting yesterday of another Negro. Herman Young, 22 in Osceola. According to Deputy Sheriff Davi Young who investigated the shooting. Taylor Is alleged to have shot Herman Yovmg twice with a .2 caliber automatic pistol. The shoot in? occurred oukide the Railroad Cafe in Osceola. Deputy Young stated that tlv shooting climaxed an argument be (ween the two Negroes over a bottle of wine. Young was brought to Wails Hospital here following . thi shooting and died this marning. Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight aiid Wednesday, cooler tonight. Missouri 'orccast: Fair tonight and Wednesday, somewhat colder southeast and central tonight; low tonight 15-25 north. 25-30 south; high Wednesday 35-40 north, 40-4; south. Minimum this morning—43. Maximum yesterday—55. Minimum Mon. morning—43. Maximum Sunday—55. Minimum Sun. morning—44. Maximum Saturday—55. Sunset today—1:57. Sunrise tomorrow—7:06 Precipitation 72 hours to 7 a.m today—.95. Total since Jan. 1—55.49. Mean temperature (midway be- 28 1-8 tween high and low)—49. Normal mean for December—415 This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—22. Maximum yesterday—32, Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date —51.71. Soybeans Open High Low Close r ...... 230^ 23HJ 228*4 229U Ma .v ...... 22Ti 228'i 226*1 227 J "'y ...... 224% sasvi 223?; 324 Hotel's Santa Claus is Host To Youngsters About 35 or 40 Blythevllle youngsters Saturday were checking on the telephone voice supposedly belonging to Santa who was awaiting Christmas in Blytheville at the Hotel Noble. Santa appeared. a.s lie had promised at 4 p.m. at the Hotel to talk- over [he Christmas wishes in person with his admirers. The youngsters accidently discovered that Santa had stopped over on his way from the North Pole for a brief stay In BIytlieville. and they kept his telephone busy for several days, after it was discovered that by ringing 543 Santa would answer. The number is an unpublished number of the hotel and clerfai on duty there know that when the phone rings on 543, when neither of the other lines is busy. It is time for them to take over their 5:mlp. Claus voices and North Pole attitude. The children started arriving at 4 p.m. and the party lasted almost two hours. Santa distributed candy and gum, but for the most part just re-affirmed the children's faith in Christmas and the wonder of telephones. A Christmas tree with multicolored lights, and recorded carols being played were other interests of the party. Pensions, Insurance Top Vet Legislation SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Fire Damages Funeral Home Explosion Sends Fumes and Smoke All Over Building Blyihcville's volunteer firemen answered four calls over the Christmas weekend, including fires at Holt Funeral Koine and the new Lutheran Cluireh. E. M. Holt, owner of the funeral home, .said today that approximately $5.000 damage resulted Saturday noon when a blaze in tho basement sent smoke rolling through the three-story structure. The fire, however, was confined to the basement where It damaged joists and a stairway. Smoke pouring through the building damaged furniture and clothing of Mr. Holt's brother, U. H. Holt, who lives on the second floor. There was no water damage except. In the basement. Fire Chief Roy Head said the fire was believed caused when an accumulation or fumes in a coal stoker furnace exploded. Mr. Holt said he believed the fumes were Ignited by a spark from an overloaded electrical switch that controlled the furnace's operation. Firemen were hampered by fumes which choked them ami burned their eyes. Later, it was discovered that the fire had broken six cases of formaldehyde stored in the ba:c- ment. Mr. Unit said that In addition to fire damage repair, the funeral home was being redecorated throughout, including re-painting and recarueting. He said the loss was covered by insurance. Church is Damaged The funeral home will continue operating during redecoration, he saia. Foremen pumped water out of the basement alter the fire and put the furnace back in operation. In a blaze that began shortly before ^.Christmas -.service*. early Sat- 26 Minor Traffic Accidents Listed For Long Holiday Arlie French. 36, suffered minor cuts and bruises yesterday when his car left Air Base Road and overturned. Mr. French was reported as "rest- Ing better" today ty attendants at Blythevllle Hospital There he was taken following the accident. He Is suffering from cuts and bruises about the face and body. State, county and city police reported this morning a total of 26 traffic accidents in North Mississippi County during the long Christmas week-end. City police reported 20 accidents within the city limit 1 ;, state police reported Investigating five and county officers one. All of the accidents, however, were minor ones, officers said. By Douglas B. Cornell WASHINGTON, Dec. 21. (A,-,, pension bill in the Senate nnd nn insurance bill in the House are the top priority Items for veterans in the congressional session starting a week from today. A bonus bill for World War Two veterans is In the background. Even Us strongest supporters among veterans' organizations don't expect tills multi-billion dollar measure to get anywhere In the next session. The House already 1ms passed a liberalized pension bill for veterans of both world wars. Now It's up to the Senate to act. There have been estimates that over the next half century the bill would set the taxpayers back around $8,500,000.000. One of its major features pro- v'des that any veteran would be considered permanently and totally disabled upon reaching the n«e of 65. He could get a $72-a-month pension if he had no dependents and an Income below $1,200 a year, or U he had dependents and an income below $2,500. House Considers Insurance Chairman nankin (D-Miss.) told a reporter the first bill the House Veterans' Committee will consider probably will be an Insurance measure supported by the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars Disabled American Veterans nnd Amvels. The bill Is on the technical side and wouldn't apply to any tremendous number of veterans, committee olficials said. One reason th c organizations want it is that it would give veterans with service connected disabilities an extra two years to apply for or reinstate National Service Life Insurance. The time runs out at the end of tills year. Rankln has a bonus bill pending before his committee but isn't show- rig much of an inclination to push It. It would give World War Two veterans S3 for each day of service in this country and $4 for each day of active service overseas. But any benefits under the o-i Bill of Rights, like schooling or on- the-job-tralntng, would be deducted from a veteran's bonus Rep. Pace (D-Oa.) has put in a broader bill, it would pay $4 or sa and omit the G-I deductions Mitssler, pastor, said. , ' : The Rev. Mr. Miessler said the fire was caused by a' defective gas furnace. Altlcles stored in the turn-, ace room off the pastor's study were damaged, he said. These included the pastor's new robe and the church's communionware and a mimeograph machine. The loss was covered by insurance, thc pastor said. Tiie Rev. Mr. Miessler said members of the congregation brought fans to clear the church of smoke and the services were conducted on schedule. The fire occurred about 6:20 p.m. Home is Damaged Tile new church has been in use only about live weeks. In a Christmas morning blaze, the four-room home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Dunkin, 2336 Carolyn, was damaged considerably. Fire Chief Roy Head reported. A lighted candle placed in a cardboard box In a closet by the two Dunkin children and Ihen apparently forgotten by them was thc cause of thc blaze. Chief Head said. The parents were not at home at the time of the fire, he said. Thc closet, the kitchen and part of the bedroom was damaged. Firemen answered another call Christmas morning nt the home of W. H. Bites. GOO East Cherry, when a flue burned out. No damage resulted. Chief head said Return of S. Clous MUSKEGON, Mich. Dec. 27. (AP) —The day after was just as happy as Christmas at the Robert Dillard home this year. Santa Glaus paid a return call, a.s it were. Sometime during the holidays Mrs. Dillard lost her Sl.OOO diamond ring. Yesterday she got It back. Mrs. Miles OLscn found the ring which had fallen into a Christmas package Mrs. Dillard had wrapped and sent to her. Children Get Leukemia Victim's Toys Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Thomas, 2232 Kenwood Drive, played Santa Clans to four needy families on Christmas Eve, when they distributed thc toys sympathetic Blythevllle residents had sent their two-year old son Douglas, when they learned that he had incurable leukemia and must have an early Christmas. The four families had a total of 20 children. In nt least one Instance if the Thomases had stayed home with their son's toys and memories there would have been no Christmas. One family wilh eight children had put up a Iree. bill It was completely bare before Ihe Thom- ases brought their toys about 9 p.m Thc children here ranged from eight months to 15 years, and an electric train with lots of oilier smaller toys were lefl for the entire group. Another family was planning a sad Christmas, too. Their son, almost exactly the same age of Douglas, was in Little Rock, still under treatment, for poliomyelitis. When the child's mother went down Christmas Day to have Christmas dinner with thc child, she was full of stories of thc tricycle that Mr and Mrs. Thomas had brought for him, for the days when he could walk and piay again. Three or four more children in two other families had their Christmas notably Increased when Mr. ami Mrs. Thomas, alias Santa Claus, knocked on their door and left balls, trucks, drums, and numerous small toys for the little fellows, who were all under six years old! New York Cotton Open High Low 1:30 Mar 3068 3071 30C6 3070 May 3044 3018 30-12 3046 July 2S32 2931 2980 2382 Oct 2S41 2841 2316 2337 Dec 2330 2830 2826 2827 Crittenden Officers Kill Luxora Woman's Slayer Rumors Flying On the Flying Saucers NEW YORK. Dec. 27—</!')—A sensational claim that so-culled "flying saucers" are space vehicles from another planet kindled new controversy on the subject today. Tile Air Force promptly discounted the claim. A spokesman said: "Air Force sludlcs of 'flying saucers' lend no support lo Ihe view that they come from another planet." The assertion Unit the Hying discs are real and that they aro used by visitors from another planet was made by True magazine in an article It calls the "most Important true story we have ever published." It was written for thc January issue by Donald E. ICeyhoe, a former information chief for thc aeronautics branch ot the U. S. Commerce Department. Tile magazine, saying Its conclusions were based on an cighl- nionUis Investigation, stated: Startling Opinions "For the past 175 years, the panel Earth has been under systematic close-range examination by living. Intelligent observers from another plnnel. "The Intensity of lliis observation, and the frequency of the visits to the earth's atmosphere, by which it is being conducted, have increased markedly In thc past two years." The flying discs, Kcyhoe writes, vary "In no important particular from ' well - developed American plans for Ihc exploration of space exjicclcd to come lo fruillon wilhln thc next 50 years. There Is reason to believe, however, that some other nice ot thinking beings Is a matter ot two and n, quarter centuries ahead of us." The article says Ihnl "Project Saucer," operated by U. S. Army Air I-wco Investigators and charged with solving the mystery, "arc receiving and evaluating" reports of sighted flying discs at Ihe rate of 12 a month. True learned, Keyhoc says, thai a "rocket authority stationed at Wright Field has told 'Project, Saucer' personnel flally thai the saucers are Interplanetary and that 'no other conclusion Is ijosslble." Cases of reliably reported sightings, the writer says, are closely checked by teams of air Intelligence officers and technicians. "Astronomers, rocket experts, guided missile consultants, ncro- mcdlcal men mid other specialists work on a hush-hush bnsls," Key- hoc said. The magazine says the Interplanetary vehicles have been identified an dcutegorlv.ed as three main types—a small, non-pilot carrying d!sc-sha|ied aircraft equipped with some form of television or impulse transmitter; a metallic, disc-shaped aircraft operating on a helicopter principle, and a dirigible-shaped, wingless aircraft. "It Is the opinion of True," the article states, "thai the flying saucers lire real and that they come from no enemy on earth. It Is also Truck opinion that the Air Forces and Project Saucer arc dr>- Ing a serious Important Job to safeguard American security. Some Bus/ness Firms Report Good Gains in Sales Volume Some business firms In Blythevllle will show good gains In sales volume for thc year, it was indicated today with the prospect good that final figures for 1040 will be above the average for normal business years. + \Vorth holder, secretary manager of the Chamber of Commerce, indicated that the business firms showing the largest galas were those handling smaller Items and that the volume In heavier goods In some instances appears to be off. The number of items handled Is expected to show an Increase but the dollar volume may lie lower in some lines and the net sales under the 1948 figure, which was one of thc best In history for the area. Holiday sales on the average were good but merchants did not have the late rush which was experienced last year. Sales seems lo have been spread out over o longer period, it was Indicated. Terrific Blasf Smashes Home in Massachusetts AUBURN, Mn.v,., Dec. 27. (/T>—A terrific explosion blew a single family house npnrl enrlv today and roaring flames leveled H to the ground. But firemen believed the four o ecu pan ts were not at horn e at' the time. Nothing but the chimney—draped with a batterctl bedspring—was left standing ot the new house owned by carpenter Edwin J. I.eal, 22, his wife and two small children, Firemen were imahle to find any trace of bodies and the family automobile was not on the premises. "It is my belief that exploding dynamite blew the house npart," said Fire Chief Ralph White. Tie was unable to explain how explosives might have come to be In the wrecked house. Debris from the six-room house w;is scattered over a wide area. No damage to adjoining homes v;ns reported, although the nearest was but 15C fent, away. Neighbors said they bolleved Leal's and children went to Cape Cod yesterday. He was thought to he out of town, 500 Die Violently Over Holidays By The Associated Press Black crepe replaced the green holly In the homes of more than 500 persons killed In violent accidents across the nation over the extended Christmas holiday. Nearly 400 of the deaths resulted from traffic accidents. The traffic toll—387—was under the estimated 43o made by the National Safety Council for the period from 6 pjn last Friday to midnight Monday ' But the total soared far above 500 with other violent deaths. Sixty- five persons were killed tn fires and 82 others lost their lives In accidents of miscellaneous causes These Included shootings, falls, electrocutions, plane crashes, exposure and asphyxiation. Tragedy came to many homes In place of Santa Claus. A mother and her six children perished in a fire which swept their small home Jn San Antonio, Tex. Another Texas family o! live was wiped out in tn automobile-gasoline truck accident. Texas led the nation wth 55 violent deaths. There were many simple little tragedies. Yule Tragedies Numerous A two-year-old girl In East St. Louis, 111, choked to death on Christmas candy. In Clearwater, Fla., a 12-year-old boy riding a bicycle collided with an automoble and was killed. The driver of the car, enacting the role of Santa Glaus, was driving to Largo, Fla., to distribute Christmas gifts to needy children. A 14-year-old boy In Mar- tlnton, III, was fatally shot by his teen-age brother when the shotgun their father had given them for Christmas accidentally discharged. But the highway accidents took the heaviest toll. The Safety Council's records show that the toll over the three day holiday was above tho average. The council said that In the llrit 10 months of 1949 auto accidents killed an average of 83 persons every 24 hours. The average covers deaths occurring long after the accidents In which the victims were injured. There were 396 accidental deaths over the 1943 two- day Christmas holiday. Including 277 traffic fatalities. Klglit Die In Stale Arkansas counted at least eight violent deaths over the Christmas week-end. Latest was the fatal shooting of a Negro. Minus Wilson, alias Eddie Hall, by two deputy shcrifls at Crawfardsvlllc, Crlttrnden' County, Monday. Wilson hud been sought for killing a white woman and wounding two peace officers at Luxora. Mississippi County. Dec. 9. Five persons died of Injuries suffered In traffic accidents, and the person died of Injuries suffered In an explosion and fire. There was one suicide. Gas Line Fails Leaving Homes Without Heat NEOSHO, Mo.. Dec. 27. (A!>) — Hundreds in Neosho were without heat today a* thc resull of disruption early this morning of the city's natural gas -supply. Wants using gas for operation uiid without a "standby" fuel were forced to suspend operations. Gas company officials said 1,800 customers, both industrial and domestic, are served In Ncosho. Many of thc homes and a large number ot houses use gas for healing purposes. Most of the homes anc restaurants use gas for cooking. Company officials said they expected service will be restored by 5 ]>.m. today. It will be necessary to check each individual user before the gas is turned back Into the city mains. A large crew was engaged h that work this morning The break occurred when Ihc head on a Tillering device at the edge of the city blew off. Ozork Miners Vote in Favor Of Open Shop OZAflK. Ark., Dec. 27—MV-Thc Oznrk Vallcy-Philpott Coal Company strip mine, eight miles north of here, will operate on an open shop basis. Peter Jacobs. San Francisco attorney, said 75 of 80 employes at a meeting lust night voted to continue work despite picketing by United Mine Workers members. Jacobs Is attorney for thc Utah Construction Company, of which Oz- ark-Philpolt I 5 a subsidiary. Dave Fowler, Muskogee, Okla, president of district 21, UMW. contended that union members were asked to leave last night's meeting Jacobs did not comment on the charge. Fowler said also that "peaceful 1 picketing, which started a week ago would be continued. Union members met (n a separate session and agreed to Iritis, he said. Fowler did not say how many attended the meeting. Jacobs did not say how many men would be employed at the mine. He said all who passed the picket lines would be hired. Thc full union scale will be paid, anr the mine will operate six days a week. Instead of the union- prescribed thice days, he said. The dispute arose originally over alleged discharge of union men after preliminary work at the mines. The company s.ild any men dismtssed had ben hired as construction workers, services no longer were needed. N, 0. Cotton Is Identified By Relatives The Dec. 9 slaying of tha /uxora cily irmrshdl's wife «i» n solved today but d one Circuit Court trial s likely before the case is completely closed. Trapped after nn attempted liold-up, Minus Wilson—alias 3ddie Hall—a Negro, was shot :o death yesterday at Craw- rordsville, in Critte'mlen County, to end a IG-day limit for the slayer of Mrs. Joe Mc- Danicl of Luxora. Mrs. Mcflanlel was fatally shot on thc night of Dec. !) when her iband and Night Marshal Ralph Illamson were preparing to take Wilson to Jail following a dislurb- -ncc nl a Luxora honky-tonk. Mr. McDnnicl still is In Methodist Hospital in Memphis recovering from wounds received during thc gunplay. Mr. Williamson has been dismissed from the hospital and M now back In Luxora, racing probable cliaren ns accessories to tlic slaying arc Marguerite Teiil, thc Negro woman who »((oni|i:inlr.l Wilson to Mcm- 1'liti after the shoollng, :,,„! .lames Ilolilnson, her hair-brolhcr. The Tcel womnn, her Il-year-nld son nnd Robinson arc being held In the county Jail at Osceola. Hilton Terrell, the Negro who officers snttl drove Wilson, the Tcel woman nnd her son to Memphis from Orlclcr after the shooting, Is ixpccted lo be released. Sheriff William nerryman said today that officers feel Terrell did not know Wilson was wanted at the time. After thc ratal shooting of Wilson yesterday by Crlltcndoii County deputies. Sheriff Berrymnn was asked to bring the Tcel woman to Crawfordsvllle to Identify thc body Body Is Tilcnllflei! MbuKslppl officers and Wilson's father also Identified the body, which still horc the wounds he received when he eluded officers In Mljs-iBslppl tho nlRht of Dec. lu.-The of/leers "hud surprised Wilson In bed at the home of Ills grandmother U miles south of ByhaJia. Miss. 'Wilson, although wounded, leaped through n wlmlow and fled Into wooded country. For the- past week. Wilson had bten spotted and officers in both North Mississippi and Arkansas, Including thc whole Mississippi County sheriff's office force, were ready to move In for thc capture when the right opportunity presented itself. However — nnd officers arc not certain how—Wilson slipped away from his hideout between Byhalin and Olive Branch, Miss., ami came to Crlttenden County. In Crawfordsville. Wilson attempted to burglarize thc home of Deputy Sheriff Gliyktone William.'! Deputy Williams was not home at the time but Wilson was surprised In thc act by Mrs. Williams. When Mrs. Williams surprised Wilson, thc Negro fired a shot at her nut missed. Mrs. Williams Immediately notified officers. Joined by Deputies C. M. Iltcvrs and George Powers, Deputy Wll- llnms launched a search for the Negro. Wilson was found a short time later, hiding behind a stove In a store. Thc officers called to him to surrender, but he reached for a gun in a shoulder holster. Crlllcnden County Sheriff Cecil V. Goodwin said Deputies Williams Find Rifves fired thc shots that killed Wilson. Sheriff Berryman jaW the Run Wilson had when fie »-as killed was not the one he used to kill Mrs McDanlel. Thc- sheriff also said keys to a truck were found on Wilson's body. These keys, he said, were reported earlier ns taken from a trunk in Mississippi. Indicating Wilson had contemplated stealing the vehicle. However, thc truck wns not taken, he said. Wilson's body Is tying held at Marion, Sheriff Berryman said. Open High Low 1:30 •Mar 3062 30C5 3081 3065 May 3«| 3012 3039 . July 2075 2976 2972 2975 Oct 5332 2834 2837 5830 Dec. 2822 2822 2818 1818 Forgery Suspect Held for Trial In Circuit Court Marlin K. Wheeler waived preliminary hearing in Municipal Couifc this morning on a charge of forgery and uttering and was ordered held to await Circuit Court acton with bond set at $1,000. Wheeler is charged with forging a $30 check against the account of Carey P. Tale. The check was drawn on the Merchants and Planters Hanic cf Manila. Two ivjrsons were fined nnd three others forfeited cash bonds on charges of driving while under the Influence of Ifquor. Edward Sharp. Negro, was fined $100 and costs and sentenced to 15 days In Jail on his plea of guilty, flc was arrested Friday after the car he was driving was Involved In an accident with two others at, the intersection of Ash and Division Streets. E. C. Allsop was fined $23 and costs on his plea of guilty to a similar charge. Forfeiting bonds ;were Elmer J. Brigame. $45.25: E. R. Moorn $48.25 and Kelly Springer, $35.25. 'i*

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