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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEA. ST ARKANSAS AND SOOTHKAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 291 Blythevllto Dally Newm BlytlievUle Courier • Blytlieville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 1950 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS UMWTriedtoHalt ^Strike, Owens Says; U.S. Closes Case WASEnNGTON, March 1 (/I'j—John Owens, secretary-treasurer of the United Mine Workers, testified today that the union's officers have made every effort to end the coal strike. As a defense witness In the un-' ion's contempt trial, Owens insisted that two bnck to work orders sent out by UMW President John*I*. Lewis anticipated that every coal miner would resume work. He said the I/ewis orders were tasued "without any reservation,^ without any qualifications." While the con tern pt trial went forward, union - operator contract negotiations were renewed at the Statler Hotel. But Federal Mediation Director Cyrus Chlng said a two and one-half hour se.ssion "accomplished nothing at all." The negotiations were recessed until 2:30 p,m. tomorrow when union leader Lewis may be back here to sit in on them. Owens was the first union witness fitter the government closed Its case by getting into evidence a Lewis order ending a 1046 strike, H. Graham Morison, a&ststant attorney general, contended this 1946 order was more explicit and com- i-selling than the two back to work fCrders Lewis has issued during the current walkout. The contempt charge was brought against the union because the miners have continued on strike despite a Feb. 11 court order that they return to work. The union contends it is not respoasible—that the miners have acted individually, UMW Seeks Dismissal When the government rested its ca.se, UMW counsel moved for dismissal of the charges. Jud?e Richmond B. Keen denied the motion. Welly K. Hopkins, UMW counsel, asked Owens at one point If the union's leaders were "disappointed" •when the miners continued their strike after Lewis twice told them to go back to work. There was a ripple of laughter through the court room. M"orison objected to this question. "Well, I withdraw it," Hopkins said. "I think the country was (disappointed). Judge Keech observed, Hopkins said: "Your honor T can tell you that the international union and its leaders were disappointed and are dis- nc bnck to work." " When T r -rpk \nr . fttoftd. for Strikes Boost 'Jobless' Total Unemployment Soars As Shortage of Coal Increases Shutdowns PITTSBURGH, March 1. (/I 1 ) — Soaring unemployment stemming from the soft coal strike neared '.he 600,000 mark .today—with no end of the walkout in sight. Some 200,000 furloughed workers in coal-using industries have joined the 372.000 strlkng United Mine Workers in swelling the idle total. Tile nation's soft coal supply is down to 5.6 days. And there is a new threat of a shortage in hard (anthracite) coal. The 80.000 UMW anthracite diggers are working a three-day week while their own contract negotiations drag into the 13th week. The soft coal negotiations have been going on sporadically since lust May. Terror in Pennsylvania Some -soft coal is being dug by non-union miners working independent mines. However, yesterday a group of strip (surface) mine opern- tors charged they are being subjected to a "reign of terror and lawlessness" in western Pennsylvania's soft coal fields. . . G. Albert Siewart, executive secretary of the Central Pennsylvania Open Pit Mining Association, said that'more than S500.000 in damage .»as been done "without a single culprit being apprehended and brought to justice." Pennsylvania state police have arrested eight men for stopping trucks and dumping coal. Several non-union millers have been beaten. Ralph Taggnrt, top negotiator-for the hard coal companies, said that, aside from new digging, the present hard coal supply will be gone .in three weeks at the present rate nf use. Ihiang Resumes Nationalist China President's Post Return Accomplished By 'Announcement' At Short Ceremony TAPEI, —Chlnng Rjrmosn, Kai-shek March i. (/!>) became presl- Fuchs Given 14-Year Term For Spying COAI, UAitS 1111.El)—Empty coal cars nrc lined up as far as the eye can see on a siding near Hit H. C. Friefc Coke Company's National No. 1 mine at Bridgeville, Pa. The mine, idled by the soft coal strike nearly two months, Is in the background. (AP wirephoto) ^ •>• ^-^jyMj Tlli^>al OJ [I the govern] the any union participation Keech said only: 111 dens jour mdUon. O;vens was still In the witness chair when court was recessed for Sec CONTEMPT on Page 5 Secret Papers Would Aid Communist-Hunters Truman May Release Fradehhurg Heads Missco Stock Group Stanley Pradenburg of Manila was re-fleeted president of the Mississippi'- County Livestock Improvement Association at a meeting-at the Manila High School tigricuHur- al building last night. Mr. Fradeuburg has been president of the organization since it was formed last year. Vonce Dlxon of Sandy Ridge was rfilected vice-president; Alex Curtis, "of Roseland. second vice-president; and L. K. Holt of Manila, secretary- treasurer. Mr. Fradenburg said pirns for a spring sale of thoroughbred cattle and hogs, under the spansorship of the association, had been postponed, and a fall sale, to be conducted In connection with the Northeast. Arkansas District Pair, was being planned. Tt was indicated that the association planned to incre-i.se its membership through a scrips of meetings in North and South Missisip- pl County within the next few wecks. It is expected that future stockmen and present livestock breeders will be enlisted to improve the association and livestock in the county. Brownout; Invoked Alle^heiij (Pittsburgh) and ad joining Beaver.Counties in the heart of the soft, coal country are in a brownnut requested by the Diquesne Light Company to help conserve its 10 r daycoal supply. New York state ordered maximum temperatures of 70 for all state and municipal 'buildings. Privately- owned commercial buildings were asked to follow suit. Washington dropped temperatures in government buildings to 68. Chilly workers were told to wear sweaters. Eastman Kodak Company put its Rochester camera plant on a four- day week to conserve fuel. The plant employes 18.000. WASHINGTON, March 1. (/)•) — President Truman may surprise his GOP critics by opening secret State Department files to Communist- hunting Senators. An administration official who declined to be quoted by name said to4 day the President might decide to permit representatives of a Senate foreign relations subcommittee to delve into tile records In its inquiry —beginning next Wednesday—into charges by Senator McCarthy <R- Wis). McCarthy said said thai n number of Communists arc now working or have worked for the State Department. He has contended, however, that an investigation of these charges would be useless unless their secret'loyalty files are made available. Files Guarded in Past Mr. Truman has banned Congressional committees fmm the files In Uie?pasU. Administration lieutenants lty nyrhe an excep turn""to s to visit the Sti.te Dement and see:the files there. If that happens, Republicans said they will demand that one or more of their members are present when the files are examined. A Senate appropriations subcommittee heard testimony by State Department officials yesterday that hundreds of representatives of other executive agencies have thumbec through the loyalty files to learn whether job applicants have an> black murks on their records. Senator Ferguson (H-Mich) tol< reporter that, this being true, he could see no reason why Congress should be barred from them. The appropriations group heard l 1,100 word statement from Secretary of State Achcson that he docs jot condone the offenses for which Algcr Hiss was convicted and "would never knowingly tolerate any disloyal person In the Department of State." Obviously embarrassed to be doing it, Acheson was explaining n previous statement that lie would not turn his back on Hiss, former State Department official convicted of lying about turning over secret State Department papers to an admitted Communist courier. Acheson said he felt "compassion" for Hiss, a loni; time friend, because Hiss has undergone "pi soiial tragedy." Ferguson said he couldn't ! where Achcson hud changed his mind. But Senator Kllender (D-LiO, another group member, said he was 'very much Impressed" with the statement and suggested that it ought to slop the criticism of Acho- son on that score. Eliender told a reporter, however, that he isn't at all satisfied with the steps the State Department lias taken to root out Communists and fellow travelers. He said that if he had his way, all 16,000 State Department employ- es would Ire subjected to n loyalty investigation. "All they have investigated far are those the FBI happened to have something on in its files," Ellender said. "There may be scores of others that the FBI never has had occasion to check and apparently nobody else is checking them." dent of Nationalist China again today, 13 niontlis after he retired from the Job. Premier Yen Ilsi-shan, who been performing the presidential functions for the insl three months promptly tendered tho icslgnattor of his cabinet. This was expected Gen. Chen Cheng, a close frlem of Chiang, Is expected to succeed Yen as premier. Co-incident wilh Chiang's announcement that he was again president, Nationalist bombers riiid- (cd power Installations in Red Nank- I ing, lending emphasis to Chiang's iromise to drive the Communists •ul of China. The generalissimo returned to the presidency by simply announcing .he fact In a seven minute sUite- nent. About 200 lop Chinese Natlunnl- sts gathered for the ceremony. Among them were the cabinet, several governors of lost provinces, generals who once 'commanded large irtnles, and four former mayors of Shanghai. A blaring brass band and |K>pplng irccrackers announced the arrival of Cliinng. Clnd In khaki, bare- leadcd, 'and carrying white gloves le mounted a platform, bowed to :hc 200 and read a prepared state- ,ncnt. It announced: "At thfs critica! moment, I can-, not shirk my responsibility so I have ieclded to resume the presidency as 'rom March first." Thill's all Ihere was.lo 11. So far as Nationalist China was concerned, See CHIANG on "age •> As Parliament Opens LONDON, March 1. <AP)—Britain's newly elected parliament opened today, and Conservatives, in a cocky mood, shouted to thcii Labor Party opponents to "cheer up." Tile Labor Party has a shaky majority only seven votes in the new House of Commons. Prime Min- E. M. Hoft Elected Shrine Presidenf E. M. Holt. BIytheville undertaker, was elected' president of the BIytheville Shrine Club at a meeting of the club last night. He succeeds Rupert Crafton ns president of the BIytheville group. Other officers elected at last night's meeting were Dan Blodgctt, vice-president, and Max Parks, secretary-treasurer. Members of the club voted last night to sponsor the Hagen Brothers Circus for a showing here April 18. They also voted that the next meeting is to be held March 17 with a social for Shrincrs, their wives and guests to be held March 24. Arkansas forecast: Generally fair and cooler this afternoon and .tonight. Continued cool Thursday. 'Missouri forecast: Fair weather tills afternoon, tonight and Tliurs- twy; a little colder south and cast Ihis afternoon and tonight. Low to- niSht "ear 25 southwest. High Thursday in 40's. Minimum this morning—36. Maxirm m yesterday—65. Sunset today—6:50. ' Sunrise tomorrow—6:29. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—.26. Total since Jan. 1—21.47. Mean temperature fmidway be- lw<en high and low)—50.5. Normal mean for March—513. This Date Last Year. Minimum this morning—25. Maximum yesterday—52. Preclpllalion Jan. 1 to this date —12.73. Frisco Line Traffic Resumed Aiier Pile-Up of 12 Box-Cars !:30 p.m. Quotations: AT&T 150 1- Amer Tobacco 135-8 Anaconoa Copper 29 7-8 Beth Steel 311-4 Chrysler 64 Gen Electric 46 1-8 Gen Motors 153-8 Monitor ery Ward 56 N Y Central 13 1-4 int hamster 28 1-8 National Distillers 22 3-4 Republic Steel 26 5-8 Radio 14 3-4 Soconv Vacuum 163-8 Studcbaker 271-8 Standard of N J 67 3-8 Texas Corp 60 3-4 U S Steel ...i i 30 5-8 S'ms 43 1-4 Southern Pacific 53 Traffic oil flic Frisco Rnilroad'5 St. Louis-to-Memphis main line returned to normality late yesterday after wrecker crews had iaborcd more than 12 hours in clearing the wreckage of an early-morning freight Irain pile-up near Wilson- Traffic on the line was resumed al 7 o'clock lasl night and Frisco officials here said 11 Ls morning that trains were now lun.iing on about normal schedules. Approximately 100 yards of track- age wns ripped up early yesterday when 12, cars of a southbound freight were de-railed two miles south of Wilson at the Lee Wilson Company's Evadale Plantation, causing a curtailment of traffic on the line for more than 12 l-.ours. Wrecker crews from Memphis and Chaffee, Mo', worked around the clock yesterday in clearing the wreckage and laying new tracks. A broken rail at a switch was believed to have caused the de-rail- ment. The de-railment occurred five cars behind the engine and there was no injuries to members of the train's crew. However, property damage was heavy ot both the cars and their freight as well as to the tracks and the road bed. Several of the company's telephone lines which parallel the tracks,- were snapped by the derailment and one telephone i»le was splintered by a careening box car. Ot the 12 cars that were de-rall- od, tiiree were re-placed on the tracks and sent on to Memphis with the train crew and the engine. The remaining cars were knocked from their trucks into a twisted pile both sides of the track. One freight car tore down tile road bed embankment directly at Highway 61, which runs parallel with the railroad tracks at the point of the wreck, but came to a stop in a roadside ditch a few feet away from the-highway. Most of the cars involved In Ihe de-raiimcnt were loaded but at least two were empty. Traffic over the line yesterday, for the most part, was re-routed to and from BIytheville through Jonesboro over the old Jonesnoro, Lake City and Eastern Lines which Is now owned by Frisco and which Is no wu.sed only for local freight and in cases of emergencies. The dc-railment was the second major accident on the Frisco's Memphis to St. Louis line in the past four montlis. Twenty-four freight cars were plied up near Stcele, Mo., last November. New York Cotton Open High Low 1:30 Mar 3217 3225 3211 3218 May 3251 3262 3247 32S7 July 3214 3221 3205 3218 Oct 3021 3025 3000 3021 Dec. . 3002 3007 2592 3004 N. O, Cotton Open High Low 1:30 May 3215 3221 3213 3218 July 3199 3205 3I&2 3202 Oct 3007 3017 3002 3016 Dec 2996 3000 2393 3000 Ister Attloc, hov/ever, toltj rejxjrtcrs that hLs Labor Party is dcLennlnct to carry 'on. Altle walked side by side with Conservative Loader Winston Churchill, who gave him such a battle, to the House of LorcLs to lies the king's commission to the new parliament. Then they went to thi House of Commons, where they weri cheered by supporters, AU-lce's Labor memlxirs had caii cu,scd a short time before. At th organization meeting, Attlcn probably outlined to the Labor MJVs the re.-usons behind his reshuffling ' of his cabinet and told them what the government intend.s to do in vic\v of its wobbly overall majority in the G23-member house. The Prime Minister reshufMcd the Labor cabinet nlon^ stronger political lines to meet a threatened challenge from the Conservatives, greatly strengthened by (ho election and ready to fight furMier sociall?--!- tlon. Altlce hn.s kept three top cabinet aides: Deputy Prime Minister Herbert MorrLwn, Foreign Secretary Ernest Uevln and Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir Stafford Cripps, but he made .some 15 changes, chiefly in the lower stratum, aimed nt slrengthnlng the party against the possibility of the government's fall and new elections. "Our members arc In very good heart," Attlee told reporters after the caucus. "The government will be meeting In the Hoase and going forward in the firm determination to carry the country through In Ibis difficult period. Let us go through together." An announcement after the Iwo- lour cauciks said Attlee was rcelcct- ed leader ol the party. Apparently the party- left open the fjue-stion whether the government would drop some of It* promises to nationalize many more basic Industries, or would modify IUs austerity program. The firs rder ol business l>eforc parliament was the reelection of Col. Douglas Clifton Brown, a nonparty member, as the speaker. Nominally a Conservative, Brown would vote,only in case of a tic. Legion Protests Water Rate Hike Resolution Adopted Cites Hardship - -v, On Average Consumer Dud Cnson Post 24 of the American region, last night adopted a resolution protesting Hie rate Increases proposed by the Blylhcvlllo Water Company. The resolution v/as expected to be filed today with the Arkansas Public Service Commission as a formal protest. In the resolution, the Blylhevllle Legion Post salci "il is our sincere belief that the rate increase would be detrimental. . . and work a hardship on the average consumer." The resolution also asked lhat it lie considered n formal protest. Tlie water company on Feb. 23 LONDON, March 1, (AP)—Dr. Klaus Fuchs, tho Jekyll- liycle mastermind of British atomic research, was sentenced to 14 years in prison today on his plea of guilty to betraying the topmost atom bomb secrets to Communist Russia. • » • At the close of a swift trial In historic Old Bailey Court, the Lord Chief Justice, Bnron ooddard, flayed the 38-year-old German-born scientist as an Ingrale refugee who had bitten the hand that fed him and had done "Irreparable harm Ixjtli to this land and the United States of America." The -trial lasted only an hour and a half and only one witness was called—British security officer William J. Skardon! who told the court how Fi|chs confessed to giving lop iilomlo secrets to Russians agents over a period of seven years. The witness was called by the defense. He said Fuchs had cooperated fully with authorities and that without the confession^ could iiot have been charged. Tho owlish, bespcctted genius was given the maximum cenlence for violation of Britain's offtclal secrets net. At no time were any details of the secrets he betrayed disclosed publicly. He -WHS charged on foiir counts. Oilier Crimes Admitted - Fuclis, in a statement to the court, ild he had .committed "other lines" limn those detailed in tho idlctment. and indicated he was mentanl. Tlic reference was not arlfied, but presumably he meant ontacts with Russian agents other 'Kin lliosc listed. The scientist's attorney told the ourt that a repenant. Ftichs had Ivcn "valuable information" and every Information"'to the author- tics. Almost certainly this meant "Mchs named Russian agents he call with in Britain and the Unit- d States. 1C such agents should Dr. Klaus Kuchs Red Cross Fund Campaign Opens General Membership Drive Is Launched In North Missco filed with Ihe PSC an application proposing a schedule of minimum charges that would increase monthly rnles in all lint one consumption bracket. It was to go In effect within 30 days If no protests were filed. The new rate schedule pro]ioses ncrcascs of from one to 15 cents per thousand gallons In the various brackets.'The minimum charge ol $1.25 fir the flrsl. 2.003 gallons would be raised to $1,50 for the first 1.000. The utility said an Immediate increase in revenue needed to assure il a fair return on Its Investment. The Legion also protested another rate Increase .sought last year. Tins increase was suspended In May by the PSC on the basis of this and other protests. The general membership drive for the Chtcknsawlm District Chapter <5f the American Red Cross was scheduled to get under way today uncJer the direction of O. E. Knud- scn. '' ;• During the initial gifts campaign, which will continue for a' few days t $4^32 wns re'ported hy.. R. A. Porter co-ohalrman with Mr. knudscn far the campaign In Tllytlieville, Reports nutdc'since yesterday Include $1*10 reported by Team One headed hy John Caudt|l, and nn n'd- ditloiiiil $50 reported by E. R, 1 Mason's Team. i Reports from outlying districts where campaigns are being HUM up by J. L. Glinn nnd L. G. Nnsh include Dogwood Ridge. '$11; Yarbro, $90; and the Negro division S100 in the advance, ijifls phase ol Ihe drive. Initial Glfls Response Onni! B, G. Wa.st, fund campaign chairman for the chapter, salt! Uiat rc> spouse during the Initial gifts drlvi had been good, and that It wa: hoped that contributors would havi donations available when tlie volun tcer workers cnlied so repeal call would not he necessary. He cmpha -sized that the workers were glvln time from their Individual busl nesses and should not be delaine longer than necessary. A $15.000 goal has been set for th chapter this year, and he explains tliat the quota must be met if th chapter was to function effectively He pointed out that tho activities o the chapter were hampered by lac of funds during the past ycnr. be cause tlic budget had to be ci. when llic goal was not readied. Mr. West explained that dlirln 1041) a totnl of $472,478.89 was spcn In Arkansas for disaster relief, i addition to thai spent by the Indl See KKn CKOSS nn Vnge 5 Russians Take 'Spree i With Stronger Ru lave diplomatic Immunity they ould not be prosecuted, but cither country could demand that the Cramlln recall such persons. Despite Fuch's apparent atlttuda of contrition; his lawyer, • Derek urlls-Bcnnelt, told rcpporlera ."art appeal Is being considered " . Fuchs, Ihe man wrio confessed , i, deliberately -splitting his per- ? sonallty $o h« could' serve bnth_- Communlsm aud-liIs-Brltish bene-? ' actors, pleaded guilty to passing See SryiNG'on Fa|te S Soybeans Mar 'May . ,Tury Open High Low 240'.*, 24354 240 237!i 240'i 2.17& 232 235 232 Cloie 243 It 240\4 235 Heart Association Praised by Man It Saved Blj-thevllle Lions Club members contributed $128 to Mississippi County's drive for funds for the American Heart Association yesterday, later a 28-year old man told how the association's surgical research had extended his life from "about two weeks" to give him hope for a normal life span. _The main, Clinton Henncsee, was treated In Barnes Hospital at St. Louis for a heart condition that had forced him into complete inactivity ior two years. He started to work today in a grocery store and doctors have'told him that within a year, if he wants to lift a bale of cotton, "just lift It." The man, given one chance In a thousand to survive, now has a chance of living as long as his 73- year old father or 60-year-old mother. Accompanying Mr. Hcnncsscc, a former Mississippi County man who recently was Dr. moved to Marked Tree, L. D. Massey. director of the campaign to raise $3,300 In this county for continuance of research under the American Heart Association and the establishment of detention clinics In Arkansas. Dr. Massey, In introducing Mr. Henncsee, said Ihe people no longer have to die because of heart contll- Uons, because of the work of the American Heart Association. Dr. I, R. Johnson also was a guest of the Lions Club. The luncheon meeting at the Hotel Noble ako featured a film on Insurance. Street-Widening Work On Broadway Ends; Hew Lane to Be Open Saturday Work on widening of the 200 block on North Broadway Street has been completed and Ihe new section of concrete poured last week by the city is expected to be opened to traffic by Saturday. Alderman J. L. Nabers, a member of the city's Street Committee said today. The block 'was re-opetied to traffic over the old concrete yesterday, he said. The block was widened by 12 feet on the east side. By Hdily Gllmorc MOSCOW, March 1. f/I'j—Wide price cuts resulting from revaluation of the ruble sent crowds of Hu.sslans on an enthusiastic buying iprcc today in Moscow stores and markets. The Soviet government last night raised Ihe value of the ruble U) 25 cents (in terms of U. S. currency) from Ihe old rate of a little ess than 13 cents. Price cuts on 234 varieties of goods ranging from bread to radios were announced simultaneously. State stores were Jammed with customers, who learned of the price reductions from radio broadcasts and newspapers. Crowds were orderly and there wus much buying. Prices at peasants markets located in many sections of Moscow fell In line with the cuts ordered in state stores — reductions ranging from 10 per cent for milk to as much as 0 per cent for bread and beef. Press Halls Ucvaluallon Soviet newspapers and radio broadcasts hailed the revaluation as improving the people's living standard and boosting the prestige of the Russian ruble In International trade dealings. "Every Soviet family realizes from personal experience how life is getting better and how material welfare Is expanding," proclaimed Iz- vestia, the government newspaper. nev.'5[iaper, dcclarctl thai prices are :olng down In the Soviet Union whil asserting lhat in capitalist •md the Unital States the cost of !ng is rising. (Diplomats in Washington and London saw a double motive in the Soviet currency juggling: A propaganda move to convince their people at home o! the Communist system's superiority and the bc- glntiing or a "ruble diplomacy" to exploit the Soviet satellites by charging higher prices for goods shipped abroad. (The London Dally Telegraph financial writer said tbc move looks 'like a piece or financial window drcsflng designed to Impress the Ru.sslan people" Just before the elections to the Supreme Soviet (Parliament) March 12. (Financial circles raid that raising the value of the ruble would have practically no effect on Russian trade with the west since the Soviet Union Is invariably paid and received dollars or pounds sterling in business exchanges.) Fourth Reduction Since '17 •' Today's move was the fourth price reduction ordered by the government since 1947. On Dec. 14, 1SI47, Russia called in nil her old currency and exchanged It at the rate of 10 old rubles to one new ruble In a move to head oft Inflation. At the same time rationing 866X-Rayed In First Day Of TB Clinics A totnl of 8CC received chest x- rays yesterday at clinics in Osceola. and Ulythcvlllc under the auspices of the Mississippi county Tuberculosis Association, In cooperation with the State Health Department. In Osceola. 543 reported to the mobile unit for x-rays and 323 were x-rayed In BIytheville. Inclement weather gave the.clinics a slow start, but early reports showed that the respoa'ie was hotter today. The mobile units are set up at the court houses In BIytheville and Osceola for the free x-rays. In BIythe- ville Icday, the business section south of main street was to be x- raycd. Tomorrow's schedule in BIythe- ville will be for those on the south .side of Main, and south, in the areas between Railroad and Broadway, the Industrial area to the Cotton Belt Railroad between 9 a.m. and 12 noon and those west of Broadway and south, and bath sides of South Elm Street to the Cotton Belt from I p.m. to 4 p.m. The clinics will continue In BIy- theville until March 3, and after Monday both units will be in BIy- theville- One will be moved to various sections of the town and the one' now operating at the court house will remain there. Registrars In Osccoia were provided yesterday by the P.E.O. and Included Mrs. Charles Lowrance, Mrs. Godfrey While, Mrs. L. C. B. Young. Mrs. Ted Woods, Mrs. Herbert Shippen, Mrs. R. C. Bryant, and Mrs. S. E. Segraves. In Biythevilie registrars not listed yesterday Included Miss Ncal Luckett. Mrs. H. C. Bush, Mrs. W. C. Swlnk. Mrs. Harry H. Brooks, Mrs. Ralph Caudle, Mrs. Irvln Glass, and Mrs. Ben Abbott. Praviia, tho Communist Party |dered. ended and price reductions or- Osceola Girl Hurt When Hit by Car Nnncy Sue Silverblatt. 5. daughter of Dr. and Mrs. C. W. Silverblatt of Osceola, suffered a broken leg yesterday after being struck by a car in what witnesses lermed an unavoidable accident. Dr. SllvcrblaLt said his daughter^ condition was good thi. 1 ! morning. She Is In Campbell's Clinic, Memphis. The child was struck, ha said, about 3 p.m. yesterday In front of Dr. Silverblatfs clinic on West Hale In Oscoola by a car driven by D. S. Laney of Osceola. Dr. Silverblatt sold Mr. Laney was proceeding slowly at Ihe time the accident occurred. Witnesses said he had just stopped his automobile and was traveling about five miles per hour.