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THt WMIC INTtftEST · THI .RUST CONCERN or rms NIWSPAPH Associated Press Leased Wire AP, King and NEA Features VOLUME W, NUMBER 194 Two Dead, Others Are Missing In Hotel Fire At Texarkana, Ark. 5 M Guests Make Way To Safety Down Ladders fAYITTiVIUi, ARKANSAS, MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 10, I9S2 After Fatal Wreck . · · · · - · ' 'i, ·6CAI FOMCAST---- Fayetteville and vicinity.most- ly cloudy with occasional thunder showers and dool tonight. Twnor- row partly cloudy and continued mild. Rainfall ,78.-High temperature yesterday 81; low 44; noon today 57. Sunrise 6:36; sunset 4:21. PRICE FIVE CENTS Businesses Suffer Water Damage In Early Morning Blaze Texarkana, Ark.-W)-Two persons are known to have perished and two others are missing in a fire at the three-story Splawn Hotel here early today About 00 other hotel guests and residents fled in their night clothing down aerial ladders into a cold rain. One of the dead was identified as John Cornelius of Texarkana. Another body was removed from the ruins, but not identified immediately. The fire was discovered about 5 a.m. R. A. Splawn, owner of the hotel, and an employe routed the guests from their beds when the fire was discovered. Origin of the fire was not determined immediately. Firemen from the twin cities and the nearby Red River Arsenal fought the blaze. The hotel occupied the ton two floors of the Foreman Building, wliich covered a full block on the Arkansas side of State Line Avenue, across the street from the Grimm Hotel, one of Texarkana's largest. Businesses on the first floor of the building were damaged by water. They are Southern Hospital Benefit Insurance Society: Grace Logan Sporting Goods: Crowder Insurance: Arnold and Arnold, attorneys; C. C. Photo Supplies and . Thomas News Stand. Pollard Is Special Speaker At Religious Emphasis Week Dr. William G. Pollard, execu tive director of the Oak Ridge, Tenn., Institute of Nuclear Studies, opened Religious Emphasis Week at the University today speaking on "The Riddle of the Sphinx," a subject he will discuss further in additional talks all this week. The topic he used today at a special convocation was "O£ Time, Space and Matter." He discussed scientific ideas of the creation of the universe, and illustrated his lecture with slides. He presented three groups of evidence which he said point to the conclusion that, the universe has existed for some three to five billion years, and that there definitely was a creation. The special week opened yesterday as several REW speakers were guest speakers in Fayetteville churches. Speakers, Fayetteville ministers, U.A. faculty members, and REW committee members held a reception yesterday afternoon in the Student Union game room. Pollard' will speak each morning through Friday a'. 10:30 at convocations in the Student Union ballroom. Other features of each day include breakfast from 7 a. m. to 7:50 in Westminster House; speakers in classes and personal conferences; seminars from 3:30 p. m. to 5; and discussion groups at night in the organized houses. Final.event will be the Friday convocation at 10:30. Army-Backed Revolt Ousts President Of Cuba; Two Men Die Mrs. Berncll Stomps, 27, Springdale, was killed and Mrs. Hclei "ardcs, 24, also of Springdale, injured early Saturday morning when his new sedan in which they were riding, collided with another auto nob.'le at a Springdale street intersection. Richard McChristian, in r ayc!teville Route 4, driver of the other car, was charged with failure o yield Ihe right-of-way and held on .suspicion of negligent homicide Carl TIMESFOTO). Budget, Pay Issue Before The Council Crossing Crash Takes Six Lives Six persons, all members of one family, were killed yesterday afternoon near Exeter, Mo.; when their station wagon pulled onto a grade crossing directly in the path of a Frisco Railroad freight train. The victims: Mr. and Mrs. Otis J. McQueen, both 59, of near Exeter; Mrs. Corrine Tarvin. 31, of Monett, niece of Mrs. McQueen, Mrs. Tarvin's three children--Barbara Beasley, 14; Jerry Beasley, 11; and John ·Tarvin, five. The station wagon, believed to have been driven by McQueen, drove onto the grade crossing just as the freight engine reached the ' junction of Highway 44 and the Frisco tracks. Apparently the · driver's view was blocked by a box-car on a siding. . No Trace Found Of Missing Youth's Body More lha 35 boats, manned by approximately 100 volunteer · searchers, combed the White River . from east of Springdale to near Rogers in Benton County yesterday but failed to turn up any sign of the body of missing Eual · Dean Smith, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Smith of Springdale. Young Smith has been missing since February 26. A companion, Dean Rogers, 14, also of Spring- · dale told police the Smith boy was drowned February 26 in a boating accident on the While River. Minor Damage Caused By Fire Af SAE House Fire, slarting when a burning trash box was thrown' from an ' upstairs window, caused minor damage to the roof of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house, 1045 West Dickson Street, about 2:30. o'clock yesterday morning. Engine companies from Central and University Stations responded to the alarm. The blaze, confined to the roof, was brought under control without difficulty. · Buckner Red Cross Collections Complete Red Cross f u n d drive collections hnve been completed nt nuckner, Mural Chairman .John I. Smith re. ported toda,v, with the mon-y collected more than double that of last year, Mrs. Jack Hughes, community chairman who made her rounds on foot. collectcd'SI8.50. Last year Ihe community gave only $7.50 '·irlng the campaign. New Hampshire Rallies Planned For Eisenhower Toft Completes Hard Hitting Speaking Tour In East (By The Associated Press) With Senator Taft gone, Eisen hower leaders arranged last minute rallies for tonight to swa as many voles their way as pot slble in Tuesday's' nip-and-tuc New Hampshire presidential pr mary. The Ohio senator, after makin the most intensive three-day cam paign any presidential candidat ever conducted in New"Hampshir headed for Texas. Taft's final speeches on the ev of his departure emphasized Eis enhowcr won't be a strong can didatc after he states his politica views,' and the big majority o farmers are against the Truma .administration and the Branna plan. Gov. Sherman Adams of Ne\ Hampshire, an Eisenhower man accused Taft in a bitter rpeect yesterday of being an "isolation ist" who has no understandihg o current problems. Adams will speak at an Eisen hower rally tonight at Lancaster Senator Lodge of Massachusetts a another in Dover. In the nation's first presidentia primary tomorrow, expected ti have at least a psychological in fluence on later developments about 75,000 GOP votes ma; turn out to choose 14 nationa convention delegates. About 25,000 Democrats are expected to name eight delegates. In addition to Taft and Eisenhower, Harold E. Stassen is an active GOP candidate in the primary. On the Democratic side are Senator Kefauver . of Tennessee and President Truman. Kefauver yesterday labeled a. 'really eyewash" a prediction by \ T ew Hampshire Democratic Na- :ional Committccman Emmet J Kelley that Truman will "smother" him and win all eight party delegates. Other Political Events Things were popping on other political fronts: 1. Senator Kerr of Oklahoma who says he will seek the Democratic nomination if Truman doesn't, said in a radio interview that Republicans had "far more corruption while they were in power than the Democrats have had." And he said in a television show that he hasn't tossed his hat in the ring yet, but he has it in his hand--ready. · 2. Republican senator Mundt of South Dakota, said the GOP Georgia. Munrit added, however, he would have "no easy time" winning in November if the Democrats nominate Senator Russell of but that Truman would be the believed his party would win even if Russell were named. . Mundt echoed the view of Senator Nixon (R-Callf), who said it would be hard to beat Russell-but that Truman wluld be the cosiest of all to defeat. .1. Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith of Maine said she would like lo tee Elsenhower 'come home and campaign If he really wants to be president." Not. Entirely Alone On Trip To New Delhi New Delhi-(/P)-The Nizam of Hyderabad is bringing along 15 of his 70-woman harem in three planes to New Delhi Wednesday for his first visit outside his state in 17 years. "Quite a few of the girls wanted to come along and seemed very disappointed wher his exalted highness decided to be selective," one Indian official said. An advance party, .of 55 servants has arrived and is arranging to reopen the 65-year-old Nizam's 100-room palace in New Delhi for M Seamen Feared Lost North Sea Is Swept By Gales London-M'J-Weekend gales in the Nortli Sea are believed to have taken the lives of 60 seamen. Only one survivor has been found from three missing ships. He is First Mate Willi Sunky- man of the 447-ton German trawler Thor, which .capsized in heavy seas and 70-mile-an-hour winds near the Orkney- Islands. The bod} n a dead sailor was found in a ifeboat with him. Seventeen othe crewmen were reported lost The 829-ton Finnish ship Arina iad radioed she was sinking and ier 18 crewmen were feared lost Search continued from Norway however. Lifeboats and a plane reported a fruitless search for the 1 253- on Swedish, ship Rosso, with 24 persons aboard. The ship sent an SOS from off Scotland. fyefleville Airman Hunted By Military A Fayetteville airman was among s,x Air Forcc prisoncr5 vho escaped this morning from he Lowry Air Force Base guard' ousc - He was identified as Pvt Donald G. Sitton, 18. Two of Ihe six escaped prisoners vere recaptured this morning by Texas state troopers, hut Sitton nd two companions remained at arge. Sitton was arrested here bv eputy sheriffs February 4 while bscnt without leave. He was urncd over lo military authorities he following day. At the time of is escape he had received a had onduct discharge and was await- ng review of the court martial entence. Members of the Fayclteville City Council will make one of the ear's major decisions tonight when they meet to adopt the 1952 budget. A preliminary budget, drawn up two weeks ago. has been under study by members of the Council since the last meeting of that body. It appears likely that the tentative budget will be adopted with A few changes. Included in the budget, in addition to the regular departmental appropriations, is the matter of cost-of-living salary increases for city employes, and funds for improvements to various city properties, ranging from streels to machinery to buildings. In addition to the budget, the aldermen will take up consideration of the annual audit tonight, either approving or disapproving the report of.the auditors. The .Finance Committee, which has under study the possibility of salary boosts-in addition to the cost-of-living increases, 'is also scheduled to report. Firemen and policemen have requested pay in- 'crtases of"?25,a month. Under administration policy, whatever increase is granted members of the uniformed forces will also be given employes of other departments. Poultry Market -- The poultry market today as rc- orted by the University of Aransas Institute of Science and cchnology and the Dairy and oultry Market News Service of he U. S. Department of Agrlcul- ire. Northwest Arkansas m a r k e t .eady, demand fair, olume of rading below normal. All prices, .O.B. Farm, reported up to 'i ,m, today: broilers and fryers, II weights, 27 to 2fl cents; mostly 7 cents. iy THE OBSERVEI Those little boys who yesterday called nt some Fayetteville homes to "collect dimes for the Heart Campaign" definitely were not seeking money for t h a t drive, one of the o f f i c i a l s ' said today. The boys called at some houses on Block Street, telling the residents they wanted money to help the Heart Fund. That campaign is over and a final report is due soon, a drive official said today. Murder Trial Scheduled In Benlon Court Benton GOP May Seek Off ice Convention Set For March 19 Bentonvillo -(Special)- Benlon County Republicans will decide if they will enter a f u l l slate of candidates (or county offices in the general election next fall at their county convention at I h e Legion Hut in Bcntonville March 19. S. E. Trostle is the present chairman of (lie county. Republican Committee. W. O. Burns is secretary'. Bolh men are from Siloam Springs. In addition to deciding on the county ballot, the Republic ts will name delegates-arid alternates to congressional district' and slate conventions. The congressional district convention 'will be held at Hnntsville April 15. The state convention will be in Little Rock later in April. Benlon County is entitled lo 24 delegates to bolh conventions. This is more than any other county in Ihe state. Many From Out Of Town To Hear Ifurbi Concert A big crowd, with munv from out of town, is expected tonight at the University Field House to hear Jose I t u r b i and his sister Amparo, in a piano concert. Sponsored by the Student Senate of the University, it is considered Ihe featured attraction of the season. , Morris Collier said today that ticket sales had gone better at his store for this performance than for anything In the past he could recall. He said telephone calls from various cities throughout this area indicated a large attendance from other places as well as Fayetteville ind University people. The concert opens at f) o'clock. Ilii Truman Arrlm Los Angeles-(/p)-Margaret Trulan arrived yesterday and mnved iln a cottaie »t nearby Mallbu each for · two-wwk vacation. Bentonville-(Special )-The first degree murder tri,-.l of Elmer Short will open here tomorrow morning. Short is charged w i t h ·shooting his wife. Hazel Irene, cm November 21 of last year. The shooting occurred on the couple's second wedding anniversary. Upon arraignment in Circuit Court here 1C.entered a plea of not guilty bv reason of insanity. He was committed lo Ihe State Hospital where he was found to be without phychosis. Several weeks after his return here he was released on a $10,000 property bond. Vol Lincl- scy and Eugene Coffelt, b o t h Bcnlonville attorneys, arc coun- els for the defense. Tex Coxsey if Berryvinc-jsjhe prosecutor. Bevan Threatens Boll, New Parly In Britain Rrmyney, Walcs.(/r,-l.. c ft - wing Laboritp Anenrin threatened British Socialism's moderate leaders last night with a new party. . He said he and his fellow rebels in the Labor party would "go on alone" if the moderates don't join them in a more vigorous battle on "Toryism." The parly's 21)5 members of Parliament will meet tomorrow lo consider Ihe rrisis resulting from tho rebels' flouting of Clement Alllee's voting Instruction In a House of Commons vole on te- arrnament Wednesday. The We.ther-- Arkansas--Showers a n d l o c a l thunderstorms and turning colder Ihls afternoon; cloudy «nd cooler tonight and Tuesday. Phone Diipule In Missouri Settled Before Soldiers Seize II Spreads To Areas In Kansas, Arkansas Palace In Fast Bid For Power SI. Loiiis-l.l'j-A f u u r - d j y walkout of telephone \vorkcrs in St. Louis and 13 other Missouri cities was settled early today a few hours before it wos scheduled to spi'eacl into four nine.' slates. The Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and the CIO Communications Workers U n i o n agreed to share equally six hours pay for four linemen, whose refusal lo climb a pole caused the work stoppage. They said they refused because It was raining. Both sides also agreed to hold joint meetings as soon as possible lo discuss olhcr possible grievances and "encourage a more harmonious relationship between management and the union." The dispute started IdM '/onday i when the linemen claimed I'.ielr ] foreman'.-, order involved "mr/.ard- oi:.s work." They u'fre scnl home and docked six hours pay. The company claimed the rains had | .stopped before the order '.vas issued. Wednesday, repairmen In the St, Louis area stayed av.'ay from work and were follnv.-ed by ·peratorn Thursday. The waliout spread out-of-slaie Friday, and The union spokesman said their members in Arkansas, Ok'ahoma and some cities In Kansas and Texas wc:e scheduled lo s;ay away from their Jobs this morning if a settlement had not been leached. The pay involved for the tour linemen \vas estimated nt $50. Plane Landed Safely After Wheels Jam Dayton, Ohlo-(4VA four-hour drama In the skies ended safely early today when a s k i l l f u l pilot )clly-landcd his Lockheed Ixide- itar with four persons aboard. Pilot Carl R. Slcmcr, 31, of Cincinnati, brougt the craft down on the flare-lit grass of Dayton's m u n i c i p a l Aiiport st nearby Van- ·lalia while a crowd of several liousand looked on. They had been drawn to the field by radio announcements telling how the plane had a jammed landing gear md was circling the field trying to let the gear down. The five perso~n"s~"5board "wore shaken up but not Injured. Besides Slemcr were his wife Ruth, 26; W. A.-Burns of Cincinnati, iresidcnt of the Trailmobllc Corporation, owner of (he plane; Har- mplnyc of the f i r m ; and W i l l i a m 'ollard of Cincinnati, co-pilot. Strikes Cripple tail Service Army-Run Rood Is Paralyzed Middle Of The Nation Gets Heavy Rainfall (By The Associated Press) Rain fell through the middle of .he country today, bringing locally heavy showers from Texas to Southern Wisconsir. and Southern Michigan. Paralleling it on the WOF( was a narrow baod of snow and sleet, r u n n i n g f -oni Northern New Mexico lo Southwestern Iowa. The Northern Pacific Stales and paits of Idaho and Montana r.lso got rain, and there .vas light snowfall near Lake Superior. It Really Happened Phil,idelphia-(/Pi-Some guy actually lost his shirt at the tax collector's office here. A while, Freshly laundered shirt .n a paper bag was found when '.he office Chicago-Wi-StrikQs paralyzed most of the New York Central's inland service today and snarled rail-connections in the St. Louis area a second .day. A war of nrrvn set in, wilh (he slriking engineers, firemen and conductors defying the Army. j nominal operator of the rail car- I ricrs. But il was the public--shippers and travelers^--who caught jitters nnd frustration. Wholesale layoffs began on the Central system, completely shut drfwn west of Buffalo. Several railroads canceled their trains to St. Louis until further notice. The unions were told by Karl R. Bendetsen, assistant secretary of the army, to call off the walkouts or face "appropriate action." Another Quake Causes Damage In Japan Tokyn-MVA Sharp earth tremor jolted Hokkaido and Northern Honshu today, flattening scores of houses weakened by last Tuesday's heavy earthquake. Japanese press reports said at least 17 persons were injured and possibly 113 houses demolished. Four quake- conscious persons jumped out of upstairs windows and were injured several}-. Telephone nnd rail services were out for hours, Two Policemen Shot To Death Suspect Held At Hottiesburg, Miss. Hatliesburg, Mlss.-(,T')-Two Hat- Iclsburg policemen were killed In a gun battle after follov/lng a gct- aivay car from the scene of an at- tcmpled burglary'last night. A ^ man arrested three hours later was quoted by police as jay- Ing, "Hell, they shot nt mo first." ^ Patrolman M. W. Vlnson. Jr., 32, and Jesse James Everett, 28, were shot, and killed n lew blocks from the. Ace Weather* Motov Company, They had gone there lo Investigate a burglary report. The intruders fled through a side door as the police went In Ihe front. Chief of Police K. C. Harris said self as Luther Carlyle Wheeler, 21, of Jacksonville, Fla. Bank Robber Informer Killed In New York New York-l/l'j-Polh-e pushed a vast m a n h u n t today for the killer of Arnold Schuster, the man who caused Bank Robber 'Willie Sul. ton's arrest. Schuster pointed out button, trie most wanted man In America, to police just 10 days bciore the young clothing salesman V.MS slain Saturday night near his home. He was hit by four .38-caliber bullels 'Police disclosed he had received I I threatening letters since he put (he finger on Sutton. lie had so many threatening p h o n e calls h e changed the number to an unlisted one. Fulgencio Batista, Nat'on's Strong Man, Admits Planning Coup Havatia-Wj-Fulgcnclo Batista rode hack to power today in ah army-backed revolt, three months ahead of Cuba's scheduled Dresi- drnllai elections'. President Carlos Prlo Socarrns fled from his palace, w'-ore two men were, killed. President Prio, accompanied by two army officers and possibly under arrest, left the presidentia') palace after announcing Batista had seized control of Camp Columbia, the army major military base. Batista told . a reporter; '· "I was obliged to make a revolution because I had news from the most reliable sources that President Prlo, faced with defeat of his candidate in the June 1 elections, was planning a phony revolution for April IS." Two army tanks and army trucks loaded with »o!dleri took over the presidential nalace In the center of Havana. Nearby resi- c'-nts sa^d^Xhey^Baw flags appetr ...^SJWMlS.^wlndows as th« - troopfe-arrlved;-,. A Batista supporter. Lt. Rafael Salas,,took over police headquarters. He announced "I am : i colonel now and chief of police." C 1er» wont out to-seize" tomt government automobiles. Batista, 'as. .a v Cuban "strong man," 'ControlUd Cuba for 10 years; between.l»j:«n(j,»|»43,-H» . was a declarM presidential candidate ih"tK«.elcctloris scheduled tor June, Five Killed In Crash Of Ambulance Plane Pomona. Calif.-W)-Fivo bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of an ambulance plane that crashed on a flight from Needles, Calif., to -Los Angeles. Wreckage of the single-engine craft, object of an extensive air and ground search since last Tuesday, was found on a mountainside near here Saturday. The dead arc John R. Flick, I t . who was being flown to Los Angeles for an eye operation: his mother. Mrs. Eileen Wilson, 42; Albert Fleming. Laflttc, Li., oilman and uncle of Mrs. Wilson; Pilot William Nalte, 42, Needles, and Rob Tracy. 45, Needles eon- tractor and pilot. 15 Ilir In Wrrrk Saigon, Indr)chma-f/Ti-Fiftcen cars of a sabntaco r a i l w a y train tumbled i n t o a ravine in Cambodia today, k i l l i n g 85 persons and in ' j u r i n g 2.1 No McMalh Comment On Report By the HAC Little Rock-(/l')-Gov. and Mrs, McMath were out of Arkansas to- dny and Henry Wooo, the governor's executive secretary, said the governor did not plan to be in his isffico this week, .Woods said the McMaths-hnd gone to State Springs. Miss., to visit her family. From Slate Springs, ,the governor planned to go" to the Mississippi Oulf Coast to rest arid to attempt to recuperate from an attack of Influenza, Woods said. The governor left Little Roclc without commenting on the report of the Highway Audit Commls- ilon which was highly critical of his administration. Action Of Circuit Court Is Upheld If- Massachusetts Doctor Says Surgeons Would Slow Treatment 01 Cancer To Help Their Pocketbooks Little Rock-Wi-The Arkansas Supreme Court today affirmed action of the Washington 'Circuit Court in the case of Sam Napier, a farmer who was · accused .of killing '15 of a neighbor's hogs ! because they invaded his tomato ! field. i Napier was convicted on a mis- i demeanor charge of malicious 1 mischief and was assessed damages of $150, t) ;r i ce the value the trial jury fixed for the hogs. Napier appealed from the lower court decision. Navy Flier Bails Oul, Plane Continues Ahead Ardmorc, Okla.-W)-A Nivy training plane, piloted by Lt. Robert I. Owens of Okfehoma City, got lost in the fog and rain in Southern Oklahoma yesterday and Owens bailed out when his gas tanks registered empty. Elmer Fields, Civil Aeronautics Administration senior flight assistant, said he has no reports as to where the plane crashed. Owens landed about 25 miles northwest of here, but the plane continued on Into the mountainous regions. Modfnrd, Mass.-i/pi-Dr. Robert r.. Lincoln, whose claims of a new treatment for cancer and tuberculosis brought a rebuke from the Massachusetts Medical Society, says "Surgeons are Interested in slowing up medical treatment of cancer because It would hurt them In the pockctbook." He made lhat charge vesta-day in the pre:encc of Sen. Charles W. Tnbry (R.NIH nnd the Inttcr's son. Charles W. Tnbey, Jr., who was treated for lung cancer by Dr. Lincoln Senator Tobey said: "I came heie lo give Dr. Lincoln moral support. I feel he needs II against the reactionary, Inlolcr.lnt crowd here In Massachusetts--and I moan the officers of the Medical Society. "They appointed ,1 committee to Investigate Dr. Lincoln, nnd Its members had prejudged the case before they started. That Is not America. That Ii Soviet Russia." Speaking nf his own apparent cine, Ihe younger Tobey said, "1 have been careful to avoid Ihe word cure. Hut I have seen enough io my own case and a few others to warrant the medical world to look Into it Impartially." The Massachusetts Medical Society nskcd Or. Lincoln to resign from membership last Friday when a committee from the so- ciely rcported'flfter an (light-month Investigation It could find no real benefit to pntlcnts from Dr. Lincoln's treatment. Dr. Lincoln reiterated he would not resign from Ihe Me-dlcal Society, declaring, "1 may flahl my way out but I'm not "

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