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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 204 Trumanites Shun Controversies in Dixie Conference s^. Top Administration W Spokesmen Attend; Barkley Will Speak ' By Kniest H. Vaccaro RALEIGH, N. C., Jail. 28. (/V)— Sonic of President Truman's top spokesmen went a-\vooing today in a completely undisguised attempt to recapture the affection of Southern . Democrats. In speeches, before a regional conference called by Jonathan Daniels, they did their best to ease the Smith's civil rights pains. They steered clear of PEPC, anil- lynching, poll tax repeal and the civil rights proposals in a regional meeting shunned by some top-flight Southern politicians. Daniels, editor of the Raleigh, N. C., News and observer, and Democratic national committeeman from North Carolina, set tlie key note for the meeting. Daniels, who helped write sonio 'it President Truman's 1048 campaign speeches, couched'his words In careful language. "National issues, suggested as discussion topics by members of the Democratic Southern Conference, will comprise the agenda of the sessions," he said. Hartley 1« SneaU Tiniij;ljt And, he went on to say: "The south is the seed ground of the Democratic Party, and Southern Democrats are united in wish- Ing to discuss the great problems of world and domestic affairs that ' E£^' ^ ace * ne nation." ItyJverybody waited for a talk to- 'flight by Vice President Barkley to »tlr the meeting to something approaching fervor.- They didn't get It out of speeches by Undersecretary of Stale Webb, a North Carolinian, Secretary of the Army Gray, another Carolinian. Leon Keyserling, acting chairman of the President's Economic Advi- »ory Council, and Mrs. Dorothy Vredenhurgh of Alabama, secretary of the national committee. Webb; in carefully chosen words, •talked about, the necessity of spurring trade and commerce among nations, the importance of securing the pence. Secretary Gray plunged Into a de- iens« of unification of the national dr-'we-. j. Gov. Sidney Mc^Ialh of- Arkansas Tas one of three governors attend ing the conference. Blythevllle Dally Blythevllle Courier BljrtherUl* Herald Mississippi Valley THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND aotrrauAsr MISSOUIU JtlA'THEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JANUAHY 28, 19 50 WALLACE GETS HIS INNINGS —Henry A. Wallace is in good humor on the witness stand of the House Un-American Activities committee at Washington, just before closed hearing began. Wallace said he had "absolutely nothing to do with" wartime uranium shipments to Russia. The wartime vice president had asked to be heard after radio commentator Fulton Lewis. Jr., said in a broadcast that Wallace helped the Russians get supplies of atomic materials. (AP Wireplioto). Soviet Agents In E. Germany $se New Tactic .BERLIN, Jan, 28. OP)—Russia's ugL-nts In Eastern Germany sharpened their terrorist weapons today Rgainst, non-Communists In politics and industry. The Communist press publicly acclaimed their campaign to destroy Independent leadership in the big Christian Democratic Party (CDU) Hiid to fasten R secret police net- worfc on the Soviet Zone. Communist charges ol criminal utterances by CDU officials and widespread sabotage by pro-Western workers In the Eastern two-year economic plan nearly distracted Berlin's attention from its other troubles. The city's autobahn supply line to the West still was throttled -by Russian gimrds at He!mstedt f 100 miles westward on the Soviet Zone border, where the slowdown of truck traffic continued for the sixth straight day. About 1GI) trucks were queued up. About seven an hour were allowed to pass the Soviet checkpoint. Previously this week the rate had been as low as two an hour, Officials here of the three \\Vs- « n powers agreed that the Soviet iccze probably could be broken y by direct intervent'On of the allied high commissioners with General Vassily Chuikov, chief of the Soviet forces in Germany. Intervention by the high commissioners, reinforced by a threat of economic reprisals against tbe East Zone, was forecast for next week " the highway slowdown persists. The Communists' verbal attacks already have unseated CDU leaders from party ai-d governmental posts i" the Eastern states of Saxony. McKIcnburg and Brandenburg this week. York Stocks Closing Quotations- AT&T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Connor Beth steel Chrysler ....'.'.'. Gen Electric ..'.'[ Gen Motors Jtonlgomery Ward ;W Y Central _" ; tnt Harvester 1 National Distillers Republic Steel Radio ;;"' Socony Vacuum '.'.'." Studebnker Standard of N J .'.'.'.'. Texas Corp | J C Penney ' D s Steel : Scars '. Southern Pacific 148 3-4 74 1-4 29 1-8 33 1-8 64 1-4 43 1-4 73 1-8 55 .1-8 12 7-8 .... 24 7-8 13 7-8 16 3-8 .... 27 1-8 66 1-2 ... . 59 7-S .... 565-8 .... 2B 1-8 .... 42 1-4 .... 52 1-2 Former Sheriff Dies rJ^S SPR1N G8. A^, Jan 28- WT-Blnke Harper, former Sebastmn County sheriff nnd « veil known «jl*rts Mithuslml. died In the Melh- QdW, Hospllal here today. He bad .lS" m *»•>*> Liquor Theft Ring Believed Broken Five Men Arrested And Sixth is Sought By Missco Officers Sheriff William Berryman yesterday revealed the breaking up of a litiuor burglarizing ring which has been operating in this area for the past two years. Sheriff Berryman reported that he. Deputy sheriff Dave Young of Osceola and Tom Smalley. criminal investigator for the Arkansas State Polite, returned from Greenville and Jackson. Miss.,. Thursday night where they hud teen to take custody of Irving Wages 35 who was >j 11 d* In"i connection willi the b.irsljrizing of the binin Brothers Store at Wilson efov 9 in which ap- pro\inntelv $800 xvorih of liquor was reported • taken; The sheriff stited extradition papers were also obtained for Holiis Wages 23 who was being held by Greenville authorities along with his brother, Irving, ,-qti another burglary charge but that Hollls had entered a plea of guilty In a Greenville court and had been sentenced to one year in the Mississippi State Penitentiary before they arrived. He stated that a retainer warrant would be filed against Holiis Wages foi his arrest after he had served his time on the Mississippi charge. One Sentenced In Greenville Before going to Greenville the Mississippi County officers attended an extradition hearing in Mississippi state capitol in Jackson for the return of the two brothers, the sheriff said. Holiis and Irving Wages are nephews of Hubert Wages of Marie who Is being held in the county jail In Osceola In connection with the Wilson burglary, Sheriff Berryman said, Hubert Wages and two other Marie men. Rufus and O'Neal Inman. brothers, were arrested In Miss-isslppI and returned to Mississippi County earlier this month In connection with the burglary of the Grain Brothers store. Holiis and Irving Wages made their homes in tbe vicinity of Greenville. Sheriff Berryman slated that one other person believed to have been connected with the Wilson burglary is still at large but that an arrest is expected soon. Empty Cases Identified The officers have in their possession two empty whiskey cases identified as being among those stolen from the Grain Brothers Store. The cases were believed to have contained whiskey sold to Mississippi bootleggers by the Wages brothers. Sheriff Berryman snid. The sheriff believes that a number of other whiskey store burglaries that occurred in this area during the past two sears will be cleared up when the four men arc questioned. ' Hubert and Irving Wages and Rufus Inman arc being held In the county Jail in Osceola while O'N&il Inman is being held here. Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday. Warmer tonight and in east and south portions Sunday. Missouri forecast: Increasing cloudiness and warmer tonight with intermittent drizzle south and cast; Sunday mostly cloudy with showers southeast and extreme south; turning colder west and north por- Miniinum this morning—29. Maximum yesterday—50. Sunset today—5:25. Sunrise tomorrow—7:00 Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. ;oday—none.. Total since Jan. 1—11.26. Mean temperature (midway be- wcen high and low)—38.5. Normal mean for January— 393. This Tale Last Yriw Minimum this mcrnfng—3(5 Maylmimi •ycstnrday- 63 Precipitation Jan. 1 to this dale —7*7. Communists Turn Propaganda Gun On a New Target Thailand Becomes Focal Point in Bold War of Ideologies By tlie Associated Press The Coimmmlsl, Chinese turned their propogiinda guns on Thailand (Slam) today. The sudden outpourings of the Communist radio arc believed prompted by the fact Thailand will play host next month to American diplomats In the Far East. This meeting is expected to result In a firmer American antl-Communlsl Policy in the Orient. The Communist radio let fly a torrent of abuse against Thailand's premier, Pibul Songgram. It cnlled him a fascist. It accused Thailand of abusing Chinese residents. Thailand previously had been left pretty much alone by the Peiping propo- ganda machine which had concentrated on neighboring French Indochina and Burma, both torn by revolt. Washington reports said the United States Is speedily asscmblying small arms shipments to go to Western European nations as the vanguard of the huge $1,000,000,000 arms aid program. These initial supplies are intended as "psychological boosters" for European countries concerned over the long delay In getting the much-wanted military supplies moving. The aid project was approved by Congress last October. Eight European nations signed agreements In Washington .yesterday which set forth the terms of the project. Communist controlled Eastern Germany began a campaign today to destroy independent leadership of the big Christian Democratic Party. The Communist press launched out at pro-Western workers whom it charged with trying to sabatoge Eastern Germany's two- year economic plan. Meanwhile the Soviet squeeze on Bast-West truck traffic continued at Heltnstcdt. Two hundred Berlin- bound trucks from Western Germany were stalled at the checkpoint, waiting for Soviet clearance. Officials of the Western powers in Berlin said the Soviet "creeping blockade".-probably could be broken on 1^ by direct intervention of the- allied' high commissioners witl Gen.. Vnsslly Chuikov, chief of the Soviet forces in Genrmany. In New York, Dr. Harold C. Urcy, Nobel prize winner in physics and a top atomic scientist, said the United States must either run tht race for the hydrogen super-bomb or risk letting Russia take over the world. He urged the U. S. embark on developing the H-bomb —reputed to be 1,000 times more powerful than the atom bomb. The final decision rests with President Truman. Conservative Leader Winston Chuchill today accepts the nomination as candidate In the North London supurban constituency of Wood ford. Labor Prime Minister Attiee last night became the candidate for the District of West Walthamstow, only a few miles from Woodford. The national elections are Feb. 23. Token Shipments Started WASHINGTON, Jan. 28—W)— Small American arms shipments are being hastily assembled for delivery to Atlantic Pact nations. Officials said these initial supplies are intended ns "psyocholog- ical boosters" for the European countries, which have been concerned over the delay in getting tile arms aid program started. The aid project was approved by Congress last October, but could not get rolling fully until yesterday, when the ambassadors of eight Western European nations agreed to terms set by this country. At the same time President Truman formally proclaimed his approval of the master defense plan drawn np by the 12 Atlantic Pact military chiefs. WP^ Javn Hry Is A'prted for Raid by Bandits JAKARTA, "javn. U.S.!.. Jan. 2B. Pi — The City of Bandoeng In West Java prepared today for an expected second attack by an outlawed force which raided the city last Monday. The outlaw band of Indonesian deserter' from the Dutch Army led by H. P. M, ••Turk" We.sterling was reported on the move again. The Indonesian government tightened its curfew laws making it Illegal f* anyone to be on Ban- doeng streets after dark. The Indonesian Army rineed important buildings with barbed wire defenses. Indonesian soldiers under Dutch command were ordered confined to barracks after 2 p.m. An Indonesian Army spokesman said 100 of Weslerllng's men routed from their hideout in Thursday's shooting fracas in Jakarta had managed their escape. The Army reported capturing a Iruok on the JakarUi-Bandoeni; ( highway which was loaded with 11• legal weapons. Two of the outlaw .band wcie killed in capturing the truck, the Army spokesman said. New Yor>' March May .. July .. Oct. .. Dec. .. March High. Low 3136 3125 last 3136 3135 3122 3134-35 M75 M65 3075 2S8> 2374 23"2 2873 2864 2873 »6S 3t«3 SS67B EIGHT PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS CONGRATULATIONS FROM THE PKKSIBBNT-Presldent Truman (left) congratulates bride and bridegroom after Maj. John E Hoi- ton and Druciu Snyder were married Thursday at Washington Cathedral. Mrs. Horton is the daughter of Secretary of the Treasury John Snyder and Mrs. Snyder. Maj. Horton, a White House aide is the son of Lcroy Horton and the late Mrs. Horton of Wichita, Kas ( A p Wire photo). Experts to Advise on Using Land Withdrawn from Cotton Mississippi County farmers will receive suggestions on what to ... • - -«ot> »-•"•'•-• no uu w 11 ill. 10 Plant in the 30.000 to 100,000 acres that probably would have put In cotton ,„ ,950 but for the recently enacted acreage controls, at a soil s use meeting at the Court House at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.' Specialists from the University of* Arkansas' Extension Service will meet with farmers in Blythevllc and Osceola. A two-hour session is planned for Blythevillc, with a similar meeting to be al Osceola beginning at 1:30 p.m. on the same day. Along with extension specialists farm lenders, experienced in various phases of-farming, will lead other discussions. O. B. Brown'; soils management specialist; Wheeler R. Perkins agronomist; and Ritchie Smith, cotton specialist, will be the principal speakers at both meetings. Tours for counties where acreage controls will bring about definite changes arc being sixmsorcd by the Extension Service in cooperation with the county agents. Questions relative to the Production and Marketing Administration will be answered by H. C. Knap- penbcrger and pasture discussions will be led by E. S. Mullins and Mr Knappenbergcr. j. N. Smothermon and Charles Wylic will answer questions on soil production, and II L Halscll and John Stevens on soybean storage. Roy Davis and Vance Dixon will answer questions relative to fertilization; Oral Hunnicutt and John Stevens. Jr., on corn production; Stanley Frndcnberg, L. V. Waddcll and Stanton Pepper on hogs, and A. Stacy on alfalfa and vege- bles. Representatives of farm lendinu agencies will also be on hand to discuss farm credit nnd 1050 crops with the farmers nnd leaders. Waiters Lose Trousers To Cafe Bandits While Owner Gives Up $300 NEW YORK. Jan. 28-MV-Six male waiters lost their trousers last night and their bass lust $300 when three robbers held up a downtown restaurant. John Rama, proprietor of the Famous Restaurant nt 318 West 45th street, said the holdup "men herded hi.5 six malo employes, the hatcheck girl, a woman bookkeeper and Rama into a rear room. The men were ordered lo remove their trousers and lace the wall. Blasts Cause Much Damage In Mine Area PHrLIPSBURG, Pa., Jan. 28 Wj— Dynamite explosions wrecked the mouth of a small non-union coal mine and a coal truck at nearby South Phllipsburg early today Several other blasts have occurred there in lhe lasl two days. Burgess Norman Bean, of South Philips-burg, said the blast at the opening of the Glen Coal Company mine also broke windows in 15 or 20 homes nearby. It blew timbers right out of the drift and closed It tight. Bean said explaining that earth and rock loosened by the explosion closed the opening to the mine. A short time laler, Bean said, another charge of dynamite destroyed a truck owned by Ellsworth Vaux an employe of the Glen Mine, operated by Hay and Charles Askey, brothers. The truck was parked In front of Vaux's home in South Phllipsburg. Burgess Bean said he heard two other explosions during the night. Chicago Apartment Fire Kills One, Injures Eight CHICAGO. Jan. 28. (If, _ One woman was killed and eight other persons were injured, some believed seriously, early today when fire swept through a three-story North Side rooming house. Several persons leaped from windows as flames whipped through the brick flat building. Firemen said at least four suffered injuries after leaping and were hospitalized Others hospitalized were overcome by smoke. Some 50 pcr.soas fled in their night clothes from the burning structure. Mrs. Helen Pord. 36, died In the lobby of a nearby hotel alter firemen removed her and her daughter, Sandra Lee, from their apartment. Both were overcome by smoke. The cause of the fire was not immediately determined. Decision on H-Bomb is Hanging Fire, President Truman Says By Oliver W. I)e Wolf WASHINGTON, . Jan. 28— (/V>_ T.'ie dispute over whether this nation should produce a hydrogen bomb went on undebated today following President Truman's statement that the decision, h« to make, is still hanging fire. Mr. Truman's news conference comment yesterday was his firsl public asknowlcdgemcnt that a new and terrible atomic weapon, perhaps 1,000 times more potent than the present atomic bomb. Is under consideration. It came in the midst of a number of developments concerning the H- bomb—none of which threw much new light on the situation. Onlv a few hours before, Senator McMahon (D-Conn> had acknowledged, »ithout actually saying so, that the Senate-House Atomic Committee has been discussing the weapon. Pointedly avoiding the term "hydrogen bomb," McMahon, chairman of the committee, told reporters; "We have been discussing pmns for advances in the technoliglcai improvement of atomic weapons and I anticipate your question b? saying this Includes all types of atomic weapons." McMahon made the statement after a two and a half hour closed door meeting with the Atomic En- There have been reports that ergy Commission. AEG Chairman David E. Lillenthal scheduled to leave the commission Feb. 15. said after his White House visit that all of the published stories * purporting to state his views towards the proposed hydrogen bomb were "Inaccurate." Lilienthnl, along with sonic top American scientists, has been opposing development of the hydrogen weapon, at least until a new effort has been made lo reach an agreement with Russia for outlaw- Ing all atomic armaments. Mr. Truman's references to the H-Bomb at the news conference were brief. He said Ilio decision on whether to start developing one In this country rests with him alone, and that lie has not ycl made up his mind. The President added that he l» .constantly striving for International control o( atomic tntrgy. Hope is Revived For Settlement In Coal Dispute Operators to Meet Lewis Following U.S, Court 1 Hearing By Harold W. Ward WASHINGTON, Jan. 2(1. (/P)—The sudden revival of contract tulks between John L. Lewis nml nofl coal operators raised tentative hopes today that sonic of the 88,000 striking miners might return to work next week. Lewis and mine owners from the Norlh nml West agreed yesterday to reopen negotiations on Wednesday. operators weren't in- Southern chicled. There wns some tnlk tlml the United Mine Workers' chief Intended lo Issue u direct order to the miners heforehiuid to restore peace In the troubled areas of Western Pennsylvnnin, West Virginia and Ohio. Lewis' meeting with officers of the union's District Four of Uniontown, PH., last Wednesday was taken as un indication he was cracking down on leaders of the strike In that region. However, nl least three presidents of local units at Unlontown said they expect the wulkout to continue on Monday. Although the operators nl firsl attached n lot of strings to resuming the negotiations which they broke of! during the miners' October strike, there was no mcntlon'of conditions in lhe later telegrams which fixed the day. N'l.lin Case Scheduled , The meetings apparently will begin at 2 p.m., as suggested by the mine owners. Lewis hnd proposed starling at 10 a.m., but said after winds tlmt any time the operaloru wanted wns nil right with him. Wednesday al 10 a.m. is the lime set by Federal Judge Richmond B. Kcech to hear a National Labor Relations Board petition for nn Injunction lo end the Lewis three-day week. The Injunction wns asked by operators from all parts of the country. There was plenty of skepticism abount how far the Wednesday talks will get/Senator Donncll (R-Mo) remarked tlml "there Is very"treat uncertainty as to when. If nt all the negotiations will result In settlement." Donnell and other Republicans failed yesterday in their efforts to force action on a resolution calling on President, Truman to use the Injunction authority of the Tafl- Hartley act against Lewis. The President told his news conference yesterday he had no comment on when he might net In the mounting coal crisis. Mr. Truman added that he han read very carefully a report by James Boyd, director of the Bureau of Mines. Boyd told n Senate committee he had Informed the President that, an emergency soon will confront the nation unless full coal production Is restored. Choppy Seas Hamper Efforts to Get Battleship free of Mudbank in Bay NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 28—(/P)—The Navy got hack to salvage work on the Battleship Missouri today after a slight pause occossloncd by whistling winds and choppy seas. The weatherman's promises were bright for the sailors and jsneclnltata trying to set the 45,000-ton dread- iiimght ready for Feb. 2, when, cables and tugs, another attempt will be made to pvy her loose from the Chesapeake Bay mudbank which has held her prisoner since Jon, 17. Yesterday's winds were so strong that they blew to a standstill al! effort.'! lo Install beach gear necessary to the operation. Removal of ammunition from the Missouri also was halted. To make up for the delay, the Navy hopes to speed up lUs schedule so that more Mian 2,200 Ions of ammunition may bo unloaded by Monday. 250 Farm Bureau Members Signed In Manila Drive Mississippi county Farm Bureau membership solicitors at Manila arc within 100 of their 350 member goal, o. o. Stivers, chairman of the Manila campaign said today In one of North Mississippi County's first check-up meetings, a total of 250 memberships were reported by 21 workers In the Manila campaign. Individual records were made by D. C. Wright, who reported 80. memberships sold, and Harry Wright, who reported 30 memberships sold. H. C. Knappcnbcrttcr, vice president of the Mississippi county Farm Bureau, said there were no official figures on the progrcess of the campaign, but that n rough count showed at least 1,115 enlisted for the 1D50 far.n program. J. N. Smothcrmnn chairman of the Blylhcville campaign, said that about 400 members hart been enlisted here, ard that the 700 quota v.B S expected to be .subscribed prior report Thtir.sday Each of the chairmen In report- Ing progress of their particular communities have said there Is much enthusiasm aboul the campaign, and that the county should have no trouble in oversubscribing the 4,000 quota. to the official morning. Community Betterment Contest is Announced For Cities Under 20,000 LITTLE ROCK. .Ian. SS. t,V, — Arkansas tawns, with 20.000 or less population, making the greatest community achievements In 1950 will receive cash prlrx-s totaling S4.ROO. Plans for n contest to determine the "<'hamplon Home Town" were unveiled yeslordny at the convention of the Arkansas Commercial Organlzailon Executives here. They were announced by Fiank Canlrcll, secretary of lhe Arkansas Economic Council - Stale Chamber of Commerce. He sold the contest would be -Mxmsorcd Jointly, by his org.in!?,!- Ucin, the Arkansas Resources and Development Commission and the Arkansas Power uul Light Co. Snow Hides Fate Of Missing C-54 With 44 Aboard Rescue Planes Fly Over Yukon Seeking Trace of Transport MISSOURI SKHTKK— Capt. W D. Brown, commanding officer ol grounded battleship Missouri, posed for photographers in his cabli: aboard the Big Mo, which Is bogged down in mud In the Chesapeake Bay, off Norfolk, Va. The Navy said they will try again to free the ship on Feb. 2. (Af> Wlrcphoto). School Plans Are DiscussecT At Leachville ;' Building plans for Lcachvllle's new elementary school and gymnasium were to bo completed today at a meeting of architects with school board members and C J. Mcrryman, superintendent. T, E. Shclton of Payettevllle and Harry Wangcr of Uttle Rock arc architects for the J150.000 project Mr. Merryman said today Ihey hoped lo begin tho construction i: time for the building to be occuplei by November. At .a meeting last week, schoo patrons voted unanimously to ercc the new building, it will be constructed of concrete, with 20 clas;_ rooms, teacher's lounge, sick room with beds, lunch room, gym ancl rest rooms. Rooms for the first and second grade RturlcnLs are to Include res rooms and drinking fountains. The gym will have a capacity o I.'OO, with a regulation size cour and music rooms. 20 feet by 3C feet. At present, the elementary schoo Is on the same lot with the high school at Leachvlllc, but a 20-acrc tract has been purchased abou four blocks from the high school The Junior High School will be moved from lhe high school build Ing to occupy the present elementary building. The building project was made possible by a $100,000 bond Issui voted last September, and will bi maintained by part of 26-mlll tax voted for school purposes. School board members arc f.ee Ileardcn, president, Jeff Rauls. I,e- roy Carter, R p. Shipley and G A. flay. Nicholson to Speak At Educators' Meeting W. B. Nicholson, supcrlntendcn' of Blytheville schools, has been selected to represent Arkansas as Interrogator and spokesman on schoo bus transportation at a conference for small town and community school superintendents at Fort Worth, Tex., Mar. 10-21. The conference In Port» Worth Is sponsored Jolnlly by the American Association of School Administrators, the Department of Rural Education. National Education Association, oiid the National of Chief Stale School Officers, Such conferences sre being held on regional hasK. This region Includes Arkansa.i. Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Ari/ona, and Louisiana. Airs. Caraway Reported Out of Immediate Danger WASHINGTON. Jan. 2S— <;V>— Walter Reed Hospital tcday reported "no change" In the condition: of Mrs. Hattie W. Caraway, 71, former u. s. Senator from Arkansas. The hospital said yesterday that she was out of Immediate danger from a stroke suffered last week. /™ ... "-"• ""-imr., Jan. zg — W— Wr«kjm« of a large foiir- "ifjlned American plane wx* re- porled spoiled today i n rusecd Cflimlry 100 mile, norlheast of Ilils border city. An officer of lhe U. S. Air Force haw at Sclrrlrlge Held, Mich., »| d It was "possible- • lhe wrrcka E e „.,, (hBt „, a ,, M missing with 44 pcrsoj.s a ,, ranl EDMONTON" Aim., Jan. is. in',— Rescue planes of two nations focused today on the mountainous Icy bllzrard-intestcd Yukon Territory In search of a us. Air Force C-54 which vanished two days a B o with 4-1 persons aboard. Among- the 38 passengers were a mother and her child, military ^. pendents Others were servicemen returning to the states. Eight crew members manned the big four-en Blno transport on flight. Tex. St^ ™ S T scrvlccs ° f "ie United fatatos nnd Canada Joined forces «Md sent scores of search cra?t to lhe blenk area of craggy nenkT fro2en swamps and muskoK «nn«; nnd ice. &'iuv/ At Whlfchorse. from which the Hours n """ next of kin have been notified Clues upon which to base th» Few U.S. and Canadian planes nrr. concentrating at Whltehorse? n Yukon Territory. They are directed there by wing Com ll.C.A F. station D.C. timandcr D. • R, •n ,„,,.- '" Fort "clson, 'he loth U.S. Air Rescue Jror. under U. Col. Eutrcnp n inn w > «>„ Many Planes Participate At Elmemlorf Field, Anchors^ m overall command of American operation, I., R rame.I polS flE," S° h?" S1 !? nt some nnx'oiB moments himself In Arctic wastes-Co! f, C1 £ ( , I! M t:hCn - Ho l""»="cd flying In both the Arctic nnd Anarctlc regions and was pilot at one time for Rear Adm. Richard Byrd. Plying toward Col. Balchen's rescue domain arc ft dozen or more yeclal rescue ships from Great Falls, Spokane, Denver. El Paso Detroit and Tacoma Air Forces bases He nns 21 pinncs there tram Alas- kon fields. Weather conditions In [lie search area were described as none too good. The temperature wns near zero, with Intermittent snow com- IniT on howling blizzards. The snow would quickly cover traces of a crash, making Invisible from the air the lops of wlnfis and fuselage. Virtually anywhere the plane might have landed would mean an arduous trip through difficult country to reach help. The plane Is equipped with emergency supplies of food nnd clothing for forced andlngs. So are the planes Joinln E In the perilous search. Her kit Is pwtlally paralyied Typhoid Fever Victim Reported As 'Improved' The condition of Beverly Morelock, one o! three typhoid fever victims, was reported as "improved " today by her father, Elvin Morelock, who came here la.st week from Stockton, Calif., after his wife died and the child became critically ill while visiting here. The child was taken to the University lfosplt.il In Little Rock yesterday for treatment. The father accompanied her but returned (o BIylheville today. The other victims arc couslixs of Beverly, eight-year-old Charles Aaron Ward, and Glenrta OeraWine Ward, 3. children of Mrs. Geraldine Ward. Charles was discharged from. Walls Hospital and placed In a foster home two days ago, and Glenda Geraldine Li In the University Hospital. Mrs. Annabel Pill. North Mississippi County health nurse, said there was a constant line awaiting typhoid shots at the health unit this morning. Persons, particularly children, not having had Immunizations should have the shots immediately, Mrs. Fill said. A series of three shots are required unless shots were obtained fast year ,in which tveat only one if. needed. '