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fNt XllUC MTHIST · IM MST CONCtftN Or THIS NIWSMHR Associated Cms Leased Wire AP, King and NIA Features rayettevitti -! erally lair tonight and Light tfoit probably HJgh tampentur*, yesterday low 35; hoon 'today 8:04; auniet «:U. Western Union Is Threatened With Strike Walkout Scheduled For Midnight Unless Agreement Reached Washington '.(If). The. nation's . telegraph system; braced today for a aeries of threatened strikes due to; sttrt at.midrilght. ; · ' . . . - · ' . Approximately 30,000 Western Union employes were^set to walk off the job across the country A top official in their union, the AFL Commercial Telegraphers Union · said "there definitely will be a strike as matters now stand.". Adolph Brungs, head of the CTU'S Western Union division, · said the only chance of averting a walkout would be '-'a proposal by the company acceptable to the union.": Meanwhile Western Union announced in Washington it has filed . with the National Labor Relations Board a charge of "unfair labor practices" against the CTU. ; The company said the CTU had violated employes' legal rights by · threatening to fine them if : they work during the strike or cross a picket line. The um'on is demanding a 18' cent across-the-board -wage Soost. It also wants its work week reduced from 48 to 40 hours,-with no reduction in pay. The two de- mande together are estimated to , cost 50 cents an hour for' each employe. -Nebraska Governor Lags In Race For Senale MYimVIUi. AMAKSAS. WIONISDAY tVININO, AMR 2, l«l Small Atom Bomb Spoils Photographers' Film 45 Miles Away Las Vegas, N«v.-(;p)-The April atomic series opener yesterday produced a thriving, puzzling blast that will, keep newsmen talking until the tests resume some two weeks-hence. The small bomb, dropped from a B-29, apparently possessed such radioactive power that photographers' film was spoiled 45 miles away. And yet it sent- out comparatively minor shock waves which did not jolt a plane only 16 airline miles from Frenchman Flat.'the detonation site. The mystery of several' dark streaks in the atomic column following the explosion was cleared up- by the Atomic Energy Commission.-Scientists disclosed that they had sent up smoke rockets from the ground, to aid in measuring the intensity of the nuclear blast. . . . The'AEC radiological safety division reported no serious radiation in Southern Nevada. ' When the series resumes, some civilian defense effects tests may be held, but they will be of a secondary nature. The' AEC says civilian defense officials have not yet requested an all-out test of experimental structures known to be on the site. : · . .. Some nuclear activity appears likely during the third week of April. However, the AEC and Department of Defense have lined up the big show for some time after April 20. Rogers Man Is Named In M For $ Louisville, ky^(^-Geofge Hardin Thurman of "Rogers, Ark., ;has been named in a $69,000 suit alleging that he abandoned his wife and two children in 1918 and later bigamously married three other women. · The suit was filed here yesterday by Mrs. Virginia Shain Thur- man, who said she worked to support their two_ children without any help from'Thurman after he abandoned them. The suit said Thurman married again in Gary, Ind., without obtaining a divorce. That wife died and another wo- mar. he married in Gary was slain, the suit said. It added that he married' again in Indiana. ' The suit sought an attachment a g a i n s t Thurman's 'estimated $129,000 interest in the estate of his brother, Jess Thurman, Taylorsville, ,Ky.. farmer and cattle dealer, who died November 12. Tl,e Louisville woman's attor-' ney said she had not brought suit before because Thurman "didn't have a dime" before his brother died, leaving him an interest in the estate.' ·----· ^^ ---- lafl Jakes Wisconsin And forges Ahead In Nebraska Eisenhower Is 'Mi Behind Funds Distributed To Counties Arid Cities . Omaha-yP)-Sen. Hugh Butler, a sort of political."Rock of Gibraltar" in Nebraska, seemed early today to have smashed the senatorial hopes of Gov. Val Peterson. Mounting returns gave Butler, 74, a lead of nearly 3 to 2 in' the Republican race for nomination to the seat he has held for 12 years. . Returns from 296 of 2.0S8 precincts gave Butler 10,858, Peterson It was history repeating itself. . Six years ago, Dwight Griswold, fresh from three terms as governor, challenged Butler and was defeated. Peterson, like Griswold, made his challenge after three terms as the state's chief executive. Griswold began what may be « political comeback in yesterday's ·Nebraska primary . by outdistancing two opponents 'for the GOP nomination to a two-year -1I.S. senatorial term.created by the death last year of Sen. Kenneth S. Wherry (R-Neb). Little Rock-MVA total of $1,- 058j57S in turnback funds h a s been distributed to Arkansas counties by the state. Of the total, $133,396 represented 'sales tax collections; $209,700 was from severance taxes, and $713,479. came from gasoline taxes. Cities received $60,099 from the sales, tax. Cities which received more than $1,000 from the sales tax included Blytheville $1,289; : Fayetteville $1,334; Jonesboro $1,275 and Pine Bluff $2,905. Distribution of . gasoline tax turnbacks by counties included Columbia $10.828; Craighead $15917; Faulkner $8,718; Greene $9,659; Hempstead $8;932; Mississippi $23,258; Ouachita $11,089; Phillips $1,720; Poinsett $12,250; Polk $7,665; Pope $9,422; Washington $19,788 and White $13,788. Benton County 4-H Rally Is Planned Bentonville - (Special) i Some 1,200 ...Bwiton '.County'-4-H Club member* from 35 clubs are-/ expected to gather in Siloam Springs Saturday for the annual 4-H Club rally day. The. Siloam .Springs Chamber of Commerce will act as host .and conduct tours through Bear Brand Hosiery, PIuss Poultry, Dixie Dairy, ,:Pet Milk, and John Brown University. After a parade through downtown Siloam. Springs the '4-H'er» will go to the-Pet Milk .plant where the Chamber of Commerce will serve.lunch, · . ' . . , . Nearly 1,000 boys and girls participated in the rally day at Rogers last year. Rainfall Below Normal In '52 -The month o^ March was marked by a high temperature of 78 degrees.and a low of 20 degrees with an average of 48.1 degrees, according .to the monthly report by Charles F. Ford, U. S. Weather Bureau Observer. The average temperature was one degree below normal. Rainfall for the month was 3.6 inches,'-0.23 ihches above normal. Although the precipitation since January 1 is 1.4 inches below'the normal. All elements of weather that have ever occurred during March were present with the exception of a tornado, Ford reported. Jailed Without Charge After Neighbor Is Shot ' Pryor, Okla.-(ff)-A 32-year-old farmer has been jailed without charge by Sheriff Ralph · Willcut; who said he told conflicting stories ·b«i|t the death of an aged neighr bor shot yesterday as he worked in a field. The victim- was 'Hubert E. Robertson, 75, a former Tulsa County merchant. · T h e shooting occurred on Robertson's farm about six miles south of.. Locust .Grove. In L custody is Junior Cox. . Missourian Injured In Wreck Near Rogers Rogers-(Special)-Pfc. Billy G. Farwell, 27, of Cassville, Mo., was injured about 12:30 this morning in a head-on collision between a truck and an automobile on Highway 62 five miles north of here. Private Farwell, . stationed at Camp Crowder, Mo., was taken to the Veterans Hospital at Fayette- villc, where his injuries were described as. not critical.. He suffered multiple fracture* of the legs. State Trooper.Wallace Parhell said Farwell's sedan collided with a truck owned by the Produce Creamery Company of Lebanon, Mo. The truck driver was not Injured. Wilson Says Gains In Production Aided Peace Washlngton-(/P)-Charles E. Wilson, who stepped down thii week as mobilization director, believes Am « ric » Production gains have nea, Vthe.-jpMsJMllty of Ohio Senator Kerr Concedes His Tennessee Opponent '·Is The Victor Omaha-(J)-Sen. Robert A. Taf clung to a small but imporian lead in Nebraska's GOP presi dential popularity contest today with indications he- was firmlj established as the front-runner Taft hung-onto his No. 1 spb by about 6,000 votes after Sen Robert S. Kerr of Oklahoma conceded his defeat to Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee In the Democratic presidential primary. Taft swung into the lead in the early morning hours. Before thai the lead had switched five times But then Taft began to build up a slim lead. The important thing was that Elsenhower was runninl out of strong-hold precincts while Taft still had many of his in reserve. The latest totals were 1,275 out of 2,058 precincts: Republican--Taft 39,439; Eisenhower 32,875; Stassen 27,288; Mrs. Mary Kenny (stand-in for Gen. Douglas MacArthur) 4,794. . Democrats 1,248 precincts--Kefauver 31,449; Kerr 21,899. Taft appeared to be winning at least 18 of Nebraska's IS GOP national convention delegates, based on .incomplete returns. On the Democratic side, the picture was not as clear-cut on delegates. Kefauver and Kerr both appeared, to-have the support of Sun-Writing Misses Mark Oklahoma City-(^P)-A school boy's attempt to burn his nam · in a notebook with a magnifyin glass almost started a first clas blaze yesterday. LeRoy D a l e Kelly, 14, caugh the sun's rays' in the glass on th playground at Northeast Junio High School. But he missed hi mark, and started a grass fire. . High winds whipped the flame across 200 acres before firemen could get it out! ·Dies Imprisoned By Collapsed Flooring McCrory, Ark.-(/P)-John Russell, 86, mounted the rotted porch of an abandoned house Sunday to seek shelter from a shower. The flimsy flooring gave way and he · fell through. The jagged boards held him fast. His body was found yesterday. A physician said he died of exhaustion or a heart attack. Lost Week Unusual- No Polio Case Reported Little Rock-(/P).La 5 t week was . the first in more, than a year in which no now case of polio was reported in Arkansas. The stale Health Department said today . only one case Was reported the week before that. But the state's total «o far this year is 18 cases, compared to nine for the corresponding period of 1951. Poultry Market -- The poultrj market today ai reported by the University of AT- kaniai Institute of Science «nd .Technology and the Dairy and Poultry Market Newi Service of tnt U. Department of Agriculture. ' Northwest Arkansas area: Market steady to firm; demand good; volume of trading slightly above formal; offering* generally adequate; price* paid f. o, b, farm reported to 2 p. m,-broll«rs and fryers all weights, 24 H -n, mostly * T ·Indoor War" Planned Paris-m-Staff officers from 14 North Atlantic Treaty nations met here today to plot an "indoor war" exercise that will test the abilities of Allied officers under General Eisenhower's command. Senators Jay Supply 01 Planej b "Inadequate" . Washington-OT-The'Senate'pre- paredness subcommittee today de- Scribed the nation's present supply of military planes as "inadequate." Chairman Lyndon Johnson (D- Tex) said Air Force officials had disclosed behind closed doors that the greater proportion of the planes are of the World War II type and that a large; number of these older planes are being used in Korea. Seeking Oil , But Industry, np;v 'must press ahead Ib'prpvfdi ,a standby, arsenal--for instant Use if. needed-"as long as Soviet cotnmunifm continues, as a Ro.werful threat to freedom in. the world,".he said, Wilson" sent his final quarterly report to President Truman last night. · - . · · France Ratifies Pool Of West Europe Resources Paris-(AFrance. gave Its final "yes" today to the Schuman plan for a 50-year pact pooling the coal and steel resources of six Western European nations. Key nations in the plan' are France and West Germany. The West German Parliament previously had ratified it. The Council of the Republic, advisory upper house of the French Parliament, completed ratification of the plan by a 182-32 vote after an all-night debate. The National Assembly.previously had approved the proposal. The, plan calls for wiping out quota ,and tariff restrictions on production and marketing of coal steel in the six nations. , five delegates among the 12 out In fntofcH?:!^ v; ;;';;· ··. '·: ,- ., · ' ' - ' The reason .Taft appeared ,,, have such delegate,strength Was this:'Most of the'candidates now In front have-said they will abide by the-result .of the popularity contest or they have ahnounced previously they wire for Taft. Percentage-wise, Taft was In front In the popular-vote'with 36 per cent. Eisenhower jhad 30 per cent and Stassen : 25 per cent. Kefauver had 5» per cent'and Kerr 41 p e r cent. . . . Stassen was running third even though his name was on the ballot. Taft and' Elsenhower were one- two despite the fact that voters had to write in their names--a political.oddity unmatched In political history. Kerr conceded his defeat at dawn when' he said: "The senator (Kefauver) has evidently won the popularity contest, for which I congratulate him." Meeting Of Democrats Warren; Sfassen Kefouyer Woy Ouf \ In Frpnf In fflt r ;; Demrkrafit Voting * Taft put new power into nil drive for · : the Republican .presidential nomination ..today, . winning- 'the vital Wisconsin 'primary 'and ta 24 "' the ' 30 u t The total vote, exceeding a mlli. rck ' ' '" wlw* r«cord«. '"' «'th«rd B. Russell of Ge^gliTfright) had ·omWlnW.aT to Gov Ad jl Stevenson ot Illinois as they met at a reception given-M Vash;ngton by Democratic National Chairman Frank McKinneyTM nd Mrs McKlnney Russell .is an avowed candidate for the Demo- ratlc presldentia nomination. Stevenson li regarded by 0n» aVa ' ' ·- , m - T r With 22 precincts still re Ported, Taft'wai leading GowrH Warren of' California* by 53.0(10 vote*. Harold E. Stasieni former wvernnr of Minnesota, was a dii* tarn third, r - . . , - . . . ... Warren and . Stasien, togethe* racked up a bigger total than Taft. The «en«tor, at the latest count, w«a,. holding, 40.8 per cent of all the jRenublican votes cast · ' · - . · But Taft'i 24-6. victory In dale- f«!f».,wai;-pon.lblj' more impbV- t«nt, since Winconjin delegate* to the;- nominating convention are pledged to'.iupport th* winner.of the primary, Goverabr ; Warren got the .other.:, »|x. leaving Stawn-- 1«8 winn« in nWely. .jhirt out. ' Political Realists Ponder South'* Decision Provided JIM THOMAftRON Atlanta ·(/?)- -Political: ,'realls who are-'wondering where thi South will go if Sen. Richard B Rustell' can't;-vln. the Der.-.ocrat nomination,.are findjrfg It dlfficu to : get "a clear' : piSlUre.-'Jn mos Southern states, the antl-Truma Democrats are still so jubilant ove President. :: TrUman's v.-ithdrswa they won't even think--much ies talk--of anything but Russell a the nominee, . - , , - . ' However, anticipating a wld open convention in which anythlni Hard To Convince His Home Was On Fire IkeMurry Not To Run For Some Office Again Little Rock-OT-Atty. Gen. Ike Murry says he's not a candidate for a third term--but that This does not mean I'm retiring from public life." Murry said 'he will make a formal announcement of his plans ''within the next three weeks." The attorney general is considered an unannounced candidate for governor. South San Francisco-f^-The caller said John O. Percy's -Home was on fire, but Percy knew it was April 1. A second call got the same treatment. Just another April Fool's Day prankster, he figured. . But after the third call, Percy now a little doubtful, hurried home. It was on fire. Damage was estimated at $5(000. . i '^^^^vaw^.nvutfrOflCJUCVlBM A group o'Texas oilmen plan to go to "4,000 feet or oil " with ihu Highway g"* ThV n J h / ^ nr L W * lk , Cr , * rm ·»·£ m'le, we't'on HnMMvllJ, nt, , " d , Ct ,'" b " n * lrlllM b * D « n «· Hives of Holdenvllle, Okla., for Irvln Greenspan and associate* of Dali.t Texas Clarence Newbern of Wichita Falls TMM | n charie o/ m 7 tr .iv°u«S m 'H Mid S? we " ·" w *» M "« «t « '». of approx?- a,rm,r k rrSeM^ Uaitton app,.xlmat«ly 4,000 ,cr« In Northwwt WMhlUi, Coun'ty Arkansas Income Tax Collections Climb Little Rock-(fl)-Federal Income tax collections are on the increase In Arkansas. The bureau of Internal Revenue said here yesterday that during the first three months of this year, about 350,000 Arkansans paid $59,630,847 In income taxes. This compared with collections of $54,155,49(1 for the corresponding period of last year. OM Killed. Three Hurt Little Rock-(/P»-A 22-year-old North Little Rock man wai killed and three other persons were injured last night when the car In which they were riding overturned near Sweet Home. Killed was W. T, Daniels, driver, Air Craah Kills T»« Shaw Air Force Baje, 8. C.-W)An RB-M reconnaissance plane crashed here today and killed the crew of three. The plane, returning: from a trtlntng million, was demolished while attempting to land. Arkansas Lieutenant Wins High Award Fort Sill, Okla.-WO-A 23-year- old Malvern, Ark., Army officer has received, the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation's second highest military decoration, for heroism in Korea. He Is Lt. Walter R. Rhodes, son Of Mr. and Mrs. Dock Rhodes, Route 3. Malvern. He now is attending artillery school at Fort Sill. Holt To Announce His Plans This Weekend Little Rock-WP)-Jack Holt, former attorney general and unsuccessful 194B gubernatorial candidate, said today he will announce his political plans this weekend. Holt is expected to announce for governor. " I * J«rr Reeeasea Bentonvllle-(Speclal)-The Benton County Grand Jury recened until April Id after a short one- day meeting yesterday. The Grand Jury was called by Circuit Judge Maupln Cummlngs In conjunction with the March term of the Benton County Circuit Court. rort Uavenworth-(*)-M«J. O«n, Henry 1. .Hodei today auumtd command of the Command and Genera! Staff College. can happen, some of them are be ginning to look .ahead. And It 1 a good bet that two men--Gov Adlai. Stevenson of Illinois and Sen. Robert Kerr of Oklahoma- will be under carcfu'. scrutiny of some shrewd Southern politicians between now and next July. Virginia, home of Sen. Harry Byrd, who was one o. the orlglna Russell sponsors, is phe of the stales where some - thinking has turned to who will Inherit the state's delegates if Hussell fails to draw the necessary, outside support. Stevenson's namt has figured in some .private discussion there and he apparently will be watched closely until convention time. Georgia's Gov. Herman Tal- marige, leader of the anti-Truman campaign and active Russell, supporter, also has recognized the possibilities in a-wld* open convention. Russell, he said, "will get the nomination--or at least help choose the candidates and write the platform." Mississippi leaders don't have any idea yet to whom they might turn if Russell fades. But he would have to be a strong States Rights supporter. Governor-Designate Robert Kennor of Louisiana said on a visit in Atlanta that "four-fifths of ihe people I have talked with in Louisiana arc for Russell." In Arkansas, where Gov. Sid McMath has been a consistent supporter of President Truman, Russell is reported to have some delegate support, as have Stevenson and Kerr. . . ,;,,.,, ,, , On the Democratic ilde. Sen.' Estes Kefauv'er .aj- ,T«nne*$e4 ·wampedi hli ,rival«; ai expected; The two opposition- ilaiw 16i much of their drive when Preili dent Truman, whom they claimed to represent, announced la«t Saturday he(.ArtU:nrt.b« a cudidatt " 'St. Joseph, Mo.-W)-it: ttaV'bad enough 'when someone, stole his watchdog,'said.Frarjli 'Martin, but after all, there's'a , limit. "·'.' .. ' : Martin, .who has'a' house'dn'the' Missouri R I V e r...'banlf.~' carefully tied his UO-pound watchdog outside the house' Monday nlghL. " Yesterday morning He found the dog had- been stolen..-' :. . v To add Insult to injury, the '.ilevcs had also stolen (He elm tree used to tie up the dog. McGfalh Decli ws Conference News Wa'shingtoh-Wj-Attorncy Gen- eral'McGrath talked with President Truman for 15 minute-: today nd left the While House declining o comment on reports ills -resig- ition was imminent; 'McGrath aw the president "at' the height f a row with 1 Ken-bold Morris, he Truman administration's cleah- ip chief, over the information Uorris" Has been seeking--with residential backing--about the Inancfal affairs of cabinet mcrri- ers and other high government fficials. All McGrath vould say was: "I'discussed departmental maters with the president. Anything lat is to be said about our dis- ussion will be said by the presi- cnt or ills siaff." ' ; . wnvent[oo.,4»le|iU Vottt In »h» electlo^'-'.-Sj.-"' :· ' ·{·.'*.-·· ·:· --.-| 5;Tahiii)atfon«,for?jiiiv'precincu out ori,2Q4. In 'statewide, racei to *lect 10: Republican, delegatei-at-' large and ;in ,«iiht«»ot* Dimd- cratlc slite, '·bowed:' '..''··-. ·· ;' R e p u b l l c ' a n s - T f a f t 3I3.99J 'fO;W i» W»rren . :»0,2I5- (33.7) T Sta«aeh-l«U»J» (Jijjj.Hittet; /(for MacArthur) 28,3'18 (3.4;'Searnii (uHlnstructei) ?|,00» (.4). j ; '"Democrats' ii'Kefa'uver 205,837. (85.3); Fox (uninstructed) 18,354 (7,«); BrdUjfhtoM (Truman-draft advocate) 17,l»i (7.1). ; In Taft|» Milwaukee headquarters. exdtemehl'; : atarted at ati early houi; last night and overi flowea c «j ' ' waa;,«ut :n';*wi- tre« th. itart; Sf««»en held corid place until nearly: midnight. , Warren , puwi him when returni : .begah 6 'com* In frorn'the hiec* toUtherly dit- trlcts of Wliconiln, and from the cities..' · · ' v . / ; - ~ ? ; '.--, .\ vM~ - · ; · · · ' '· Hf beat both -Taft aiid Stafsen In the two congressional districts in Milwaukee County. He also carried the Second 'district.' including Madison, -the itate capital. Of Cotton Arrivejl In Paris;. Has Birthday : farewell Ovation Given Miss Flagstad New York-f/P)-Kirsten Flagstad cceived a (arewell ovation at the ietropolitah Opera last night, 'here were 13 curtain call! for ie soprano, soon to retire to her lla In Norway. She sang the title )le of Gluck's opera, "Alcentls." Rivers In The Midwest Flood As Result Of Spring Thaws; Families Forced From Homes -MIsi Pit.MuIUrkey, a pretty, dimpled brunette f r o m Dallas,' Texas, arrived In Paris as ''Maid of Cotton,' 1952," and started looking for a cake and candles to celebrate her 21st birthday her* tomorrow. Part of her birthday treat will be new cotton costumes by Paris designer! Dior, Balmain. Helm, Glvehchy and Kofan. Miss Mullarkey la- making' a tour to publicize cotton. Chlcago-Wj-Resldents In five Midwest states battled flood waters today a« riven and streams overflowed from spring thaws. Cooler weather hit th,e flooded arens of the Dakota*, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. Temperatures, however, generally were above freeting. Flood water* from (he Miwuuri River forced 80 famllln from their homos west of WIMIiton, N. D., while more than ]00 hornet were affected by the overflow of Ihe swollen Little Missouri River In Murmarth. N. P Floods were expected along other riven " In North Dakota, The Missouri was overflowing at Fort Pierre, S. D,, covering about 10 reildcntlal blocks. The Bad River, south of Fort riorro, Jl»n was over Itt banks, with water five feet deep around 10 or IS homo. The Boot, Redwood and. Mlnne- «c!s rivers cauitd exlenilve damage In Mlnnetota, while ttvcral famlllM were fonwd fnm ihtlr Queen Distrltmtt* Medals ' London-W-Queen Elizabeth II, hatlejs and wearing a black frock, distributed medals today among 360 officers and' men of the Army and Navy who took part In ceremonials at the funeral-'ol h«r father, King George VI. Tht WMfhcr-- , Arkansas--Fair this afternoon, tonight , and tomorrow; . locally cooler tonight; wanner noftbwwt portion tomorrow: scattered t**-'- lowest temperatures portion tonight.

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