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JIM niMK INTtMSI I TW M$T CONCMN Of THIS NIWSPAFM IOCAI WMCJUT-- Associated ftttt Win P, King and NEA Ftatur** Fnytttevill* -and ..__, trtlly-'falr and"wanntt'/- 1 and tomwrow. High temp..-.--yesterday S3; low 31; noon'today (12. Sunriw 5:11; s'unset"«:38. " i VttUMf 90, NUMIIR 210 MYETTfVII.ll, ARKANSAS FRIDAY IVININO, MARCH 21, 19S2 nvi c*ro Highway Group State Commission Awards Contracts For Road Jobs Little Rock-m-The Arkansas Highway Commission, meeting here today to award contracts (or road construction, also moved to tighten its purchasing practices. Fast highway purchasing practices were criticized, sharply by · the Highway Audit Commission. Among practices agreed upon today were: 1. Maintenance superintendents should anticipate their needs at least 60 days in advance to allow time for taking bids on materials; 2. New Price quotations on materials should be taken every three months; ·· 3." 'All purchases over $1.000 should be on a competitive bidding basis. But, the commission decided, for the time being asphalt purchases up to $1.500 can be made without bids. Commission Vice Chairman Jim Crain of Wilson presided at today's session. Chairman J. B. Lambert ol Helena resigned -yesterday. -Bids on 21 projects, on which apparent low bids totaled $2,382,934, were opened- by the commission. Contracts were to be awarded this afternoon. Projects and apparent low bidders by counties included; Washington -- Furnishing, hauling crushed stone shoulder material for about 9.4 miles, Crawford County line-North road, Highway 71, McClinton, Brothers, Fayetteville, $32,668. Speedier Weather Forecasting Sought Oklahoma City -(/P)- OJ.-lahoma news^-en and broadcasters h a v e asked weather officials for a quicker tornado forecasting system. Members of new:, media huddled with military and government weather officials yesterday ·t Tinker Air Force Base to reach a standard procedure . -. issuing 1 the. storm forecasts. ' S u c h ' storm" warnlhgt' for the Oklahoma area now are 'prepared by the U. S.. Weather Bureau at Kansas City. Newsmen asked the releases be made .by the weather office here to eliminate the time IQJ, especially since Tinker tornado forecasts- are ;given th= Oklahoma City forecaster who in turn relays them to Kansas City. · Jail Sentence Result Of Fatal Auto Wreck Bentonville-(Special)-Morris McCarver of Tulsa entered a plea of guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to six months in the state penitentiary find fined $500. plus costs in Circuit Court here yesterday. Sentence. was pronounced by Circuit Judge Mauphi Cummings. The charge was an outgrowth of an automobile accident on .Highway 69, six miles east of Siloam Springs, June 18, 1950, in which John G. Ellinghausen was killed, and his daughter, Sally Ann, injured fatally. In a civil suit 'tried yesterday morning the 'jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant Jack Sharpensteen, a Siloam . Springs poultry dealer. Fred E. Pearce had sued Sharp- ensteen for an alleged breach of Attempt At Child-Selling Chorged Steve Ribnikar, 27, Houston, Texas, butcher, was accused of trying to sell Sharon, (left) his two- year-old daughter, into adoption for $500 cash and a ntw automobile. .Ribnikar said he was merely try- ng to assure his daughter -of a good home after his wife, he claimed, told him, "1 don't want your kid ' full contract on chase. . . . . - a chicken pur- Crime Story Loses Hiimor Philadelphia - «P) - George \V. Stevens, v i c e president of the Crescent Ink and Color'Company, was kidding a friend in Scranton; Pa., via long distance phone, about crime conditions in his city. Deaths Reported As Riots Flare In Tehran, Iran Anti-U. S. Group's Parade Broken Up By Police Force Tehran, Iran-Wl-Rioling eruptr ed in Tehran 1 today following a meeting, sponsored by Communists to support Russian charges that the United States is using germ warfare in Korea. At least -five persons, including a girl and two' policemen, were reported killed. One unconfirmed report said there were about 20 dead; The number of injured was estimated at 200 Communist youths, including several young girls, and 23 police. A Communist source said five to eight members of the young Communist group had lost theij lives. Most of the injured were treated and released. About 25 remained hospitalized, including one policeman. w i t h gunshot wounds. The violent 15-rninute battle erupted when a small- group of bitterly anti-Communist Pan- Iranians jeered at 3,000 to 5,000 parading members of the Organization "for Democratic Youth, a front group of the outlawed, Communist-backed. Tudeh Party. Police intervened, knocking the heads of many of the Communist group. This group had met earlier, with police permission, in Fawzieh Square to support Kussia's germ warfare charges. Then, shouting "Down with America" and praising Stalin, they, began parading back foward the center of the city. The police had given no approval for a parade and called out reinforcements. Expert Killed By Bomb Mailed To Adenauer Munich, Gcrma"ny-(/P)-A police dragnet over West Germany today sought the unidentified man who'lried to kill Chancellor Kon- Suddcnly the conversation was rad Adenauer with a mailed bomb, interrupted by a scream: "Call the Brought to the police here by police! All the girls have been ' w ° suspicious teen-agers, the in*i,iHt n tho .,»uit " bom b exploded, killed the German loc if?.. " '?' V3U ' ' expert trying to dismantle it and Minutes late.r, Stevens reported to his friend in Scranton that two bandits had locked up 10 em- ployes and escaped with the company's $7,200 payroll. U.S. Building Blasted Damascus, Syria -(/P)- A bomb blasted thb building of the United States Information Service hero early .today and an Arab radio operator r.-as killed. , Poultry Market -- Tht poultrj market toclny as reported by the University of Arkansas Institute of Science ind Technology and the Dairy und Poultry Market News Service of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Northwest Arkansai m a r k e t ItMdy, demand good, volume 'of trading slightly shove ngrmal. Prices pt.ld f. o.b. farm up to I .p.m., broilers and fryers, oil weights, 24-85 cents lb., one lot 23. ·1 expert trying wounded four other persons. Parcels addressed to Adenauer always are sifted by a security screc-n. The blast wounded two policemen and two reporters. who were watching the dismantling attempt. New List Shows Tornado Killed 111 In Arkansas Little Rock-yP)-The Red Cross again has reduced its death toll list-in the tornadoes which swept Arkansas last Friday. The latest Red Cross list shows 111 Arkansans dead and 788 injured. Three hundred and 81 of the injured, still are hospitalized. An estimated 2,206 families were affected in Arkansas. Revised figures show 679 homes destroyed -and · 1,215 damaged.'..:;..· '.Car Turns Over On Highway Salesman Escapes Injury In Wreck A Hot Springs salesman escaped injury early this morning when his new sedan went out of control, skidded 325 feet and turned over on Highway 71 south at Brentwood. Motorists who found the wreck about 12:10 a.m. reported the driver, William F. Hunt, 43, was trapped inside the car and two wreckers- and a Watson ambur lance were dispatched .to the scene. However,. Sheriff Bruce Crider said, only one door was jammed shut. Hunt had the other door locked from the inside and refused .to',open it until police arrived, the sheriff said. He was booked on a charge of drunken driving and released this morning under a $65 appearance bond. The accident report showed Hunt was driving south when his car left the highway, knocked down a highway marker and mail box, plowed through a small stream, turned over and came to rest on its wheels. Damage to the car was estimated at $1,500. Deputy Sheriffs Leonard Jones and Adrian Cooper aided in the investigation.. Fox Blamed For Plane Smashup Cheboygan,. Mich.-(yp)-Two fliers claim-a fox wrecked their airplane. Gene Babcock and Glenn Gibbons were watching a fox on the ground while flying over Lake Thompson near here yesterday. Intent on watching the animal, they let the plane slip out of con-, trol. I It hit the ice-covered lake. The! men escaped with minor Injuries.! The plane was wrecked, I Gunman Killed By Posse After Nebraska Chase Slaying Of Three At Ranch,Home Brings Out Hunters Merriman,; Neb. - (/Pj - Nebraska ranchers' 'avenged'· the killing of ncring trie gunman In a shed and firing-, bullet: after bullet-until the triple-slayer cried'out: "I'm through, come and get me!'* The posse poured into the building and dragged out Blairie Ellis, 32, still clutching his shotgun. - Mortally wounded, Ellis gasped out the phrases "they -bawled me out" and "just the. meanness in me." ' ' Officers said it was the dying man's admission that he killed Mr, and Mrs. George Mensinger and a neighbor, Deo Gardner, yesterday morning. Ellis. formerly lived about two miles from the Men- singers. The posse opened fire after Ellis raised his gun as if to shoot. Mcnsingcr, 28, was the operator of a 3,000-acre ranch" five miles south of, Merriman. He was killed early yesterday by a shotgun blast through, the front doorway of his farm home. His wife, Elaine, 24, was wounded but reached a telephone and gave the alarm. Another shot killed . her ' and wounded- her 10-month-old baby. Cornered In Shed Gardner, 50, and another neighbor, Cliff McDonald, had started for the Mensinger ranch when they met the assailant. Gardner was killed by a* pistol shot and McDonald wounded by a shotgun blast. R a n c h e r s' and townspeople helped comb the almost roadless sandhills with planes; jeeps, cars and horses. A posse of more than 100 cornered Ellis in a shed on the Andy Andersen ranch about six miles from Mensingcr's place. Two nearby buildings and an oil d-rum were aflame as Ellis was dragged into .the' farm yard. He was flown to Valentine, Neb., but died before he could be hospitalized. McMath Renews HAC Politics Recommendations For Highway Commission Policy Offered Little Bnck-(/P)-Govornor McMath yesterday gave the Arkansas Highway Commission » list of recommendations closely paralleling some made earlier this month by the Highway Audit Commission, which said there was "waste and extravagance" in the Highway Department and that McMath was to blame. Then McMath gave his views on the Audit Commission. He said: "I have recommended that all constructive, recommendations of the Audit Commission be put into effect. -This does not mean that I approve or condone the methods of procedure of the Audit Commission. "I do not believe it wise'or just to use the vast powers of an investigation agency for political purposes." McMath previously had accused the commission of using its authority to smear him politically. McMath said, the character of 3,000 "honest, hard-working law abiding citizens" who are cm-: ploye.i of the state Highway Department had been attacked un- [ iustly. "Wrong in government must be removed wherever it .is found. It is wrong to use'n public position for personal profit." ' But, he said, "It is also wrong [o bear false witness; it is wrong lo deprive a citizen of his good name without facts on which to base the charge; it is wrong to deprive a citizen of his pursuil of happiness wilhout due process of law; it is doubly wrong to do these things for personal or political advantage." . . .:: In its report, the commission recalled that McMath ignored- . an opportunity to' appear before it under oath and said it would not reply: to any statement he might make while not under oath.- . · By DON WHITEHEAP · Omaha -(/Pj- It's a bare-nuckle struggle today between Senator Kefauver of Tennessee and Sena t o r - K e r r ' o f Oklahoma for Nebraska's Democratic vole in next Tuesday's presidential primary. The silk gloves are off. The polite phase is over. And the spirited Democratic contest for the moment has shoved the GOP's Taft- Mostly Fair Weather Chicago - I/Pi - Skies were clear and temperatures near or above normal marks over most of the nation today. ,he Highway Commission included one, for programming ·approxi- mately 22 ,million dollars of hew construction.; .. . ' . - :.' Included in the program would be completion of ,gaps in High? ways 63, 62, 79 and 70 and reconstruction of Highway 7,1 north of Mena. Pay Raises Voted . The Highway Commission voted pay raises of J3V4 per cent of present base pay up to a - maximum of $25 per month to all peri sons whose salaries were not "fixed by the legislature. It was estimated that approximately .1,600 of the 2,400 persons on the highway payroll would be affected. Last month -10 cents per hour increases were granted to laborers and foremen's salaries were raised $25 per month. Military Aides Cosily, Congress Informed Washington-(/PJ-Congress h a s learned that military aides for five-star generals and admirals not on active duty cost the government $81,803 a year in salary and- allowances. . - G e n e r a l --MacArthur's n e w streamlined three-man staff is the third most expensive, at $17,719. Testimony released ' by a House" Appropriations Subcommittee on the military budget last night showed that.Adm. William D. Lehy, who is on a special assignment 'for the president, has a four-man staff, headed by a commander. Their pay totals $27,925 a year. Adm. F.rnest .1. King's four-man staff draws $20,255 and Admiral William Halsey, the only five- star officer actually retired, has two aides, drawing $7,636. Adm. Chester Nimitz and Gen. George C. Marshall have one man each. Mystery Clears: Stranger From Sky Was Weather Researcher Stratford, WIs.-WVA reticent stranger dropped out of the sky yesterday, took a snooze at ' a local hotel and then dropped out of town. He left behind an open parachute wilh unidentified instruments attached, yards of plastic material taken lo he n deflated balloon, and scores of gaping townfolk, The blossoming mystery was nipped In the bud last night when an official of Genernl Mill!!, Inc., at Minneapolis Identified the sky traveler as one of th« flrm'i weather researchers on a busman's holiday. Charles .Moore, In charge of balloon work for the aeronautical division of General Mills, said th'c employee--Nick Grcwi--had taken an unauthorized j a u n t in a weather balloon on his day o f f . What mnde local townsfolk scratch their heads was that the visitor wouldn't talk to anyone except Underthcriff Myron Mueller, And neither Mueller nor his father, Sheriff Carl Mueller, would pass along the InfornMlon, Myron Mueller wns called to Ihe form of Emmett Colvln be- cause a parachute was hanging from n power wire. He said he found Green, whf had been seen leaving the arcn, nsleep In a hotel room here. He said Green admitted the 'chute was his.. The silent stronger left (own by bus in the afternoon. Moore said a man would be sent from Min- ncnpnlis--about 200 rf.llos west of here--lo pick up the parachute, instruments and plastic material which the sheriff's department put away for safe keeping. Gcn'aral Mlll.i Is engaged In cosmic ray research, work for The Navy. Republican Voters To Select Delegates The Republican voters of all four wards In the city of Fayettc- vllle and of Prairie Township will meet In the Circuit Court room In the courthouse at 2 p.m., tomorrow lo select delegates lo attend.the Republican County Convention lo be held at the courthouse the afternoon of April S. Benefit Movie Slated For Tonight At 11:15 Tonight's the night for Loris Station's benefit movie to aid the lornado victims. Stanton, manager of Malco Theaters In Fsyolteville. is presenting "My Blue Heaven,' 1 featuring Betty Orsbto and Dan Dallcy. The show starta at 11:13 and all, proceeds wll go lo the torando disinter fun4. Minimum Salary Law For Teachers Proposed Hammer And Tongs Senators Kefauver And Kerr Let Fly At Each Other In Nebraska Elsenhower fight Into the background in this old-time Republican stronghold. ,...:;. Kcfaiivcr accuses Kerr of starting a "smear" campaign and try- Ing to taint him with the tar brush of "Communist leanings." Kerr charges the Tcnnesseean shows 'an utter disregard for the truth" and that he has tried to inject a note of religious Intolerance Into the., campaign, ( . , .- - , . . - ' 'in the mlHdli of these harth fleinocratic v j w o td s,., Bep'ublUian groups ;»re. beating th« bu«heS:to flush out support for Senator .Taft of Ohio, Qen. Dwifht,Elsenhower, Harold Stasseh and Gen. Douglas MadArjhur. , , . -.. : '-.'.,'-··.·;;·..'.·.;. .-·' Almost overnight, the; Nebraska election has assumed considerable Importance as ' a. major testing ground for candidates of both parties. And MacArth.ur-For-Prc.il- dcnt leaders have come up with the suggestion that Taft should step aside and he "honored to serve as vice president under MacArthur as president." . ' ' Kefauver Becomes Angry But the center of interest is In the Ke'fauvor-Kcrr .dispute in which the mlld-manncrcd Tcn'ncs- droppcd his customary unruffled composure for' the first time, during his weeks of hand- pumping. Kefauver angrily accused Kerr yesterday of trying to smear him through speeches, and an advertisement sponsored by Kerr-For-Prcsldont p a r t i s a n s . Kerr had said Kefauver favors, a greater concentration of federal power in Washington; The advertisement criticized the Kefauver voting record in Congress on Issues relating to Communist- control legislation, and said Kefauver would surrender U. S. sovereignty to an Atlantic Union. "It's the same kind of tactics they used against me In Tennessee," Kefduver said, referring to his fight for election to the Senale against the opposition of 'Copteri Rescues.;^ Downed Ai miarf- ' He I'd By Reds Tokyo -(/Ph. Communists i h ' o t down and captured Capt. William B. Smart, a Marine pilot - f r o m Leraville,---LnLi' InVNorth-- Korea yestr-Jdaj'.lBul i" hellcbpterteacued- him minutes'later tlrider coyef'of machine gun fire. , Smart's F4U fighter-bomber was hit by anti-aircraft fire on a routine rail cutting mission. Whtn he ,balled out,, fellov/ pilots ridio- ed the Third Air Rescue Squadron'. R«d troops were waiting when Smart'* , parachute;' larided.. Th.ey gribbcd,,the captnln, di " Memphis Crump. Political Leader Ed A reporter asked Kefauver If he had seen a published · report alleging that Kerr, in 1028, had sup- ported'Republican Herbert Hoover against Democrat Al Smith, n Catholic. Kefauver replied he had read the article and he v/as sure Kerr would want Nebraska voters to know his position'in that race. A short time later, Barnard J. Boyle--Kerr's Nebraska campaign manager--accused Kefauver of trying to raise the religious question in this campaign." He said the Tcnnesseean had "sunk^ to low levels." Boyle, Catholic, Insisted Kerr had supported Smith against Hoover. Kefauver denied he had raised any religious Issue and added:. "I still think Senator Kerr should answer directly and not .through a third person. For myself, I always prefer to make . direct answers to nny charges against me." Karlicr, Kcfativcr. had accused Kerr of supporting legislation to aid the oil, got, and nlllcd industries In which he h« n personal stake. The Oklahoman replied to this that Kefauver had shown nn "'ulter disregard for the truth." The Arkansas--Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight tnd Saturday; warmer Saturday, Assurance Of Paylncreas?s PartOIPIan Higher Schedules Said Essential; ~ ·* Officers Nominated Little RockrWVThe Arkansas Education Association want* » change In the ' present teacher* minimum, salary law. . ·; : The AEA's ..governing bod'y, the Council, on, -Education, yesterday approved a recommendation of the Legislative. "Committee for.*.. proposed . minlmums · ranging, from $1,870. annually for. teachers with two years "of college work up to 52,700 , annually, lot teachers .witE master's, degrees. - ..';., -.-; " -.Teachers' ' would be assured 'ioit annual' increases of. $45- for. speci* tied periods-- as few a« four juch Increases for teachers of leas educational experience tip to «l many is It for those starting out with master's- decree. '·"·'·;* And 'teachera -wouldn't be required, to work for less -than th* prescribed minimum* unless' thert wat a corresponding reduction in (he length of term,' ' '-.':'''"·: Approval of the proposed Increased minimum*-- which actual* ly could be Mfcited pnly^by'.iei-- islatlve «ctlon-- was the mit im- WtanV-bulsheaa. transacted yes; lerday/; opening day pf.'ihe AEA'i 13rd annual convention. The meeting, which' ttriw *,9W : leather* are attending, *'a»'fo end today. DoafcU (MtaBkaUM WM*B . ' Harry S. Ajhmore, txtcuUva editor -, of -.the : ArkanMa?. Gaiatta, told · the teichen ,, at a: e*n«nl Mislon list nifht '.hat hljHwr, ets«ntUl.' U round.--, :ysi-M^tLlff:^alf( · O^fi* A h«llco6t*r,-(Ml«»d'bf,l,t; John R.; Cilhbtiri''of'St.'- Joscph," : Mj dropped toward; the spot, while Smart's fellow ypilots; :-dove.,: In strafing runs on the. Comrcuniits. Most of the' Reds, rim for cover. Smart made a break for It and grabbed a helicopter bar,' used for supporting .litters; Pvt. David Kroll, an acro-medlc from West Allls, WIs., .pulled him 'Inside as the 'copter rose through Red machine gun fire. · . . . Grand Jury Studies Action Pulaski .Group ' / Prepares Report Litllc Rock - I/PJ - The , Pulaski Cunty Grand Jury was trying to decide today whnt action it should lake on disclosures made by the Arkansas Highway Audit Commission. The 16 -rand jurors, who heard testimony on the audit the past two days! began deliberations this morning. Witnesses who appeared before the Grand Jury also had testified at hearings of the HAC,which reported it found dishonesty, extravagance arid waste in slate highway operations and severely criticized Governor Mc- Malh's administration. Candidates Not Seeing Things The Same Way Culver City, CalU.-(/Pi-It may be thai F. E. Anderson, 76, presidential candidate from Topcka, Kan., doesn't realize that a woman Intends to run right along with him as vice president. Anderson stated publicly ho had never heard of the woman candidate, Mrs. Marlon 'Mosick of Culver City, but her campaign manager, Chct Swital, nald,! "Anderson probably knows Mrs. Mosick by her maiden name of Mlckcllrcc, or else he's just forgotten. He's an old man, you know." Anderson jays he'll make the nation debt-free If elected, Mrs. Mo.ilck Is for paying the national debt and returning trnops from Korea, where her husband and only son are In action. Plant Craih Berlin-MPl-A report that two Soviet planes -collided »t Moscow air field, killing 70 persons, circuited In Berlin today without confirmation from Mjr rtcponalbtt quarter, . no! to deWteate'furth*r;;»U{ Ask. · mor«:«aM iwwaa doubtful of: the wW*Sm--of.;unJontaatioii of teach" , .. Me :aaid.". . which he. considered, an ultimat* poMibllfly-- would, b«,«i strikt against, the .'public.'.,' :" ... .'.";.', ~ M. Hrjjjsieir of takt. Villa j«. and Hil. Kenn«rrier of Za'rli hive been nomlnated-for nsw president Of.the 'AEA; Other nominee*: £ H. Cole of .BlythevWe for. vici president; JCon.Bla;ckmon of Wynne and Mrs,, L.,.C-.;iprave« .of be«. Queen for recordlhs secretary. . * AEA members ballot by mail.- . Ml OMiWiB Remember what April 1 Is? It's the day you have to put your do| in storage for.the summer.:City ordinance prohibits' dogs running loose-in'the spring, summer and early f a l l ; months,: and the city Is hiring ..two dog .catchers this ysar to prove the law L-.-.ans wliaiL It says. And this is no April'Fool joke. . . : ''. .·;·:,·.' On the subject of dogs: Records .it (he City Administration Build-' Ing show that very few of Fay- etlevllle's dogs have been, given rabies shots - this year. · Owners have to produce a certificate showing the shots have ' been given before they can license their dogs,. and only a small part' of, ' the town's dogs have been, licenced this year. - ' r The Associated Press s t o r y which came into thi» office a day ' or so ago regarding a suit tiled by Senator McCarthy against Senator Bcnton was just off by one billion,' 998 million dollars--if you cap conceive of that. The AP said the suit was for two billion dolliri-- turns out it Is for two million dollars. The Washington writers, arc so used to using big sums in' the stories they write, they evidently find it difficult to revert- to figures we can understand now and then. · ..

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