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INI PUBUC INTIUST · TM FIIIT CONCERN Of THIS NIWSMKR Jlortty Associated Press Wire VMUMi 90, NUMKR 218 AP, King and NEA F««turts ICCAl NMKAST-- '·.'·· . rayetttrtUt and rfeWt tfrf; ·rally fab, ftronf wtafc tjM warmer tonight; increasing clftttU- ness and pita late tomorroW/il- ternoon or tomorrow nijht:'h£. perature at noon 71, low M; «in» riae S:S7, sunset 6:44. , , ; . : ? Court Decides Not To Reopen Telephone Case ^k · ^^ ^b. . ^Order On Rate Hikes Stands; Refunds Due Planning For Preferential Primary Money Collected From Subscribers To Draw Interest Little Rock.,'£)-The Arkansas Supreme Court today refused to t modify its order allowing Southwestern Bell Telephone Company an annual rate increase of $3.177,000. The refusal was made In an opinion on a petition for rehearing. In its recent original opinion settling the prolonged rate case, the court, in fixing the figure of · $3,177,000 adopted the finding of Public Service Commission Chairman Scott Wood that that amount . was all the company was entitled to under testimony before the PSC. Wood had been outvoted by the other two commissioners, who authorized an increase of 53.- v 605,591, compared to 4.6 million dollars sought by the company. In its petition for rehearing, the company claimed Wood had reached the figure of $3,177,000 on erroneous conclusions and it asked ' "=.iui v, . for a reconciliation of the amount | May 1-3. senting .commissioner (Wood) is entitled. The court said Southwestern should have raised this contention in its original argument and that there was evidence to support .an even smaller rate increase. We think the figure used by the dis- of rate increase to which it was fair and reasonable , . , ," the court said. Rifunds To Bear Interest Today's opinion, written .by Associate Justice Ed McFaddin, specifically ordered that when refunds are made to subscribers they shall bear six per cent interest. Refunds will be necessary because the company has been charging on the basis of. a 4.6 million dollar increase since September, 1950. The interest will be applicable from that date until time refunds are made. This order was made on peti-. tion of a. group of cities, which' opposed Southwestern's application for a rate increase. The court denied the cities' application for fee for their attorneys out of the subscribers' refunds. The court] said it 'ound nothing in the record to show that the subscribers have { agreed to such a fee. Chief Justice Griffin Smith dissented from the majority opinion I on two counts: He said he didn't believe the legislature had made any provision for interest pay- -- ..-.,...., ... ments in such cses. and he Cordon; V/aller Brooks; Dr. G. Vf. thought the case should be re-i Wilson; Bob Williams and Mrs manded to the PSC to permit | Mitchell Crider, with Harrell Hall Holt, Cherry Are Candidates For Governor Six Congressmen Up For Reelection; Barton In Race Little Rock-(/P)-"You can't win if you don't play," is the apparent belief of at-least in Arkansas politicians. They announced that they would seek public office in the Democratic primaries this summer. The aspiring candidates included two more additions to the rapidly growing list of gubernatorial candidates, and six Arkansas congressmen filed for reelection under the new congressional district setup. The first candidate for attorney general and the filing by Secretary of State C. G. Crip Hall for reelection rounded out the announcements. H»H, Cherry Announce Joining the ranks of gubernatorial candidates were Attorney Jack Holt and Chancellor Francis Cherry of Jonesboro. Holt is no rookie in Arkansas politics, but it will be Judge Cherry's first bid for major state office. A former attorney general, Ho,, Picket Lines Threatened To Cripple Phone Service Arkansas Floor In Cherry Blossom Parade Glenn RicketIs, Fayetteville, president of the Arkansas Pharmaceu- l£l^ SSOC r t '° n ', r ' Eht ' ard R ' B ' Steed ' Star City ' chairma " o""h' Executive Committee, check over a presidential preferential primary ballot which is to be sponsored in drug stores throughout Arkansas Steel Strike Not To Affect Canning Operations In This Area At Present Good Neighbor Dinner Slated Program Scheduled At Greenland · The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring ;ts fifth good neighbor dinner tomorrow night, this time at Greenland school. The dinner is to begin at 6:45, with a program to start at 8 which will be broadcast over Radio Station KGRH. Sheriff Rnico Crider will give the welcoming talk, and others on the program will be Wesley .1. dusly omitted certain et.- mistakenly included others." * A nationwide steel strike, which Kay begin at midnight tomorrow, apparently wi!. not affect Northwest Arkansas canning operations seriously unless the strike continues for an txtended period. The Associated Press reported lod.-.y that the CIO United Steelworkers had announced that--i · he strike is palled--the American ( a n Company in Fort Smith would be slrir.K cutting off the supply of can. 1 , to sboin. 120 cari- ners and pack?"; in th:it area. The .plant's manager ent 'aid it had not been notifkd Ly the union of any impending walkout. In Springd.ile the manager of he Heekin C;-.n Conpany plant tnld the TIMf.S his plant has enough steel lo mannfact'ire cans :rr six months pnd that the steel strike would hive to be of "pretty long duration" to affect Heekin production there The strike will nut affect th« Heekin plant directly. The spinach crop, now being harvester! in N'nrthwest Arkansas, to start moving to the canners 1948 runoff by Gov. Sid McMath, a man he may face again this year. Judge Cherry first was elected chancellor nf the 12th chancery district in 1942. He took out two years to serve in the Navy riurins World War II. and was reelectcd without opposition in 1948. Four Democratic candidates now have announced for governor. In addition to Holt and Cherry, they are Rep. Boyri Tackett of Nashville and Dutch O'Neal, North Little Rock automobile dealer. Most political observers expect at least two others to run--McMath and Atty. Gen. Ike Murrv Murry has said that he will not ask reelection, but has not disclosed his plans. Speok To Make Race While Democratic nomination usually is sufficient to guarantee election, a Republican leader has 1 promised more than token resistance to the Democratic nominee this November. Jeff Speck of Frenchman's Bayou, has sold he will run again this year. Speck i polled 50,000 votes against Me- h,*i,'*~~ ",",'C"" "'.'," Math in 1948 seneral election. P^ck door of the car fie Arkansas' 'seven congressional districts were reduced to six last vear under a redistributinK forced by a loss in population. The seventh representative was Tackett. who will run for governor instead. Those filing and their new dis- tt^^»' «TM 5? SSS^c£SEW Medal Of Honor Won By Courageous Aikinn Officer Johnson Says U.J. Buildup "Too Slow" Washington-^-The head cf the Senate Watchdog Committee said today the American defense build-up is far too slow because Dinner win be served by members of the home economics department school. of t h e Greenland of waste, mismanagement, and inefficiency. Russia, he said, be out-producing us. Sen. 'Lyndon B. Johnson Eight Cars Leave Rails Elwood, hid. Elwood. I n d - ( f l ; - A Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train ."...a ^Luinuau ptiisenKer iram md - i b.-oke in two i.ar here today and i , ' ~ (D- 1 tv '° P e jf°'|f were i i car s left the . . - as eight Texas) said he was "extremely i car s left the rr.iis. About 25 per- discouraged" over airplane produc- ! Fons wcrc bni'ped and shaken up. scourae over a r p a n e p r o u c - en up. tion, asserting that n 1948 decision] The seven car.; M the rear broke - nu-av fmm- th« »»--,;,, /,,,,- _.:i__ , to hold up funds for plane development "could well be one of the tragic decisions of our time." Johnson said in a copyrighted interview in U. S. News and World Report, a weekly news magazine, "we have lost almost three years" in plane production as a result. He said the blame -- "there's enough to go around for all" -- rests with the prcflrinnt. his bulget director, Congress and the public .tsolf for not demanding action. Kennedy To Oppose Lodge In Senate Race Boston -f/P)- T'.S. Rep. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass), will seek the Senate seat heio' by Henry Cabot Vr-dge, Jr., ( R national chairman of General E'-.enhower's president's! campa^n. The 35-year- old son of Jo.eijh P Kennedy,] f.-.rn-.er ambassador to the Court of St. Jaines, m, de the announcement yesterday sftcr conferring with Gov. Pan. A. Dever, "favor- t« ton" candidate for the Dem- oontic presidential nomination. from tJy; trnin four miles routlieast of here and left the rails. The IRS: car of the front section also \v.-,s derailed. None limrned over. A spokesman f,,r the railroad s.'-id a broken rail ir believed to have caused the accident. i-bout 30 days Cnners in Worthwcst Arkansas receive can.; from throe principal manufacturers -- H e e k i n , American, an"! the Continental fan Company. The Continental .-ties manager ir, this area was iiot available this morning for lonnient on tlu strike's effect on Continental operations. Un.ion sour:c? could not he reached for ei.iroratkn on their :ricts: W. F. Norrcll, Monticello Sixth district; Wilbur D. Mills! Kensett, Second district; E C (Took) Gathings, West Memphis First district; Oren Harris El Dorado. Fourth district; Brook' Hays. Little Rock, Fifth district, and .lames W. Trimble, Berryville' Third district. Clib Barton Candidate So far, none of tbem is opposed. The first candidate to announce for the attorney general's post was Clib Barton. Fort Smith attorney It will be Barton's initial bid for state office. Secretary Hall filed for re-elpction to the job he has Accident Fatal To Young Child Benton County Girl Falls From Car Rogers- (Special )-Ramona Gayle .lordon, three, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Winifred L. Jordon of near Rogers, was killed about 7 o'clock yesterday evening when she fell from her parents' car into the path of it truck. The child fell to" rr · death on Highway 88 one mile north of the Arkansas state line in Missouri. A witness told police the « Washington -M). An Arkansas* officer has won the Congressional Medal of Honor for slaying 100 enemy Reds In a fight on a Korean battlefield. He is 1st Lt. Lloyd U Burke, formerly of the Fifth Regiment of the First Cavalry Division, now 6n leave with his wife in Stuttgart, Ark. An eyewitness account of Burke's gallant fight was given to the Army by Sg.t. I-C Arthur L w open, and the child plunged to the pavement into the path of a heavy truck driven by Eugene Roles of Hindsville. Coroner Paul D. Henbest of Cassville, who said the death was unavoidable, reported that a front made public today by Circuit Clerk Richard Greer. The jurors Foster, Columbus, Ohio, who won the Silver Star for his part in the action. Burke took over leadership 'of as cavalrymen after they had been pinned down by Intense fire from several hundred en*ny entrenched atop a hill. He left-cover with an armful of grenade*, rushed to an "'· "· o»ei, u open knoll and tossed then) »t the »'«:l,..f«l-Bu.lH!*h are: Jaiper Pyeatt, Allan Bank*, Paul Martin, Fred Hunt; Joe Walker, " M. W, Bastel, Dick , ron wheel of the truck passed over the the driver could child before swerve. In addition to her parents she TVivod by a brother, Buddy Ji - ! ist which included the Fort Smith I "eld continuously since 1936. plant. Some c; the Fort Smith ' *- ---workers are m»n-.b'ers of the CIO Steehvorkers. Funeral Home are incomplete. White House To · u r i n e attorney general's post was I /- . r. * . Clib Barton Fort Smith attorney. Cj6t K 6 D O T t Of It will be Barton's initial bid for ! - p w i . l \J\ Newbold Morris Reds. The lieutenant then returned to cover, picked up » light machine sun and again exposed himself while firing three boxes of ammunition Into the Red redoubt. Several men joined in the attack, but when the enemy fire mounted in intensity they retreated. Burke again rallied his men and returned to the assa.ilt. Once he and Foster were surrounded by five Reds. Burke killed three with his pistol, then re-loaded his machine gun and knocked out three enemy gun positions and two mortar dugouts. Several times, said the eye'.vitnesses, Burke caught enemy-thrown grenades in midair and hurled them back at the Reds. Burke survived the fight with minor wounds which he refused | Uf. u . »- to have treated until the battle I nlfl 10 is won. 'Only two of his men | were wounded, both slightly, in the assault which cost the enemy 250 dead. Social Security For Armed Forces Proposed , WashinRton-WPj-Arthur J. Altmeyer proposes that social security be extended to cover members of the armed forces and that a nationwide system of hospital and sickness insurance for the aged be set up. Altmeyer, commissioner of the Social Security Administration, also proposed that the present Social Security benefits be increased. Says Alcatraz Is His; Seeks t i i . 1 1 . · - New ' Willing Lawyer ~ Union Decides Not To Ask For Increased Pay Monterey Park, Calif.-M'j-Wil- liam J. Workmsn, 76, is hunting for an attorney who wants to ov.'n half of Alcatraz Island. Workman claims the famed situ of the federal prison in San Francisco hay belongs to him and his three elderly sisters. And he's willing to share the property if an ; ttorney will help him fight for it. . Workman said yesterday his grandfather, Maj. William Workman, received from the Mexican government in 1845 a grant to several thousand acres of land, including Alcatraz. However, the grant or deed has disappeared. Now Yn rk-(/P)-The CIO Amali n g worker... slump i n the Poultry Market -- The poultry market today as reported by the University of Arkansas Institute of Science and Technology and the Dairy and Poultry Market. News Service of th* U. S. Department of Agriculture.' Horlhwost Arkansas market atpjidy to.firm, demand good, trad- Inn very active, supplies ample .ill sir.cs. Prices paid f.o.b, farm up to 2 , p. m., broilers and fryers all welfhta 11-ac centi a lb., mostly 'lodging men r i clothino ·J , '-"'"""ft ...uu.-ill y, l l r f ^ nC- j cided not to seek a pay boost now for 150.000 of its member's. I The United States Clothing I Manfacturers Association an- i nounced last night the union has agreed to extend currently expiring contracts until September The decision regarding the association may set a pattern for Ama gamated's 375,000 members in all branches of the men's clothing industry. The union has not ·!! a f!«i » major strike in 30 ve-ars The union obtained a 12W "cents *." hour pay raise in November, 1850, its first wage hike in three jars. Present wages average .62'/4 an hour. Now York-Wi-Newbold Morris ousted last week as federal cleanup chief, says he personally will take his report to the White House. In an American Broadcasting Company radio network Interview last night, Morris said"I m going to prepare a report and I m Roing to take it to the White House. You know, I don't have a staff anymore. I can't just tell a messenger to deliver it to Pratt, fiold i-O.Ofa- ""'"Oor" - iv^-t. , Mary , don Castllnj. D. J. Collins, Butter Dunlap, Otis Cardwel), and Mrs. Jack Might all of Fayetteville, Paul 'Cumminjs, Gus A. Eidson, Earl Nail, Jim' Bryant, Aubrey Kennan, Minor Mathews, Arch Mayes, Gunter Brooks and Ira Fitzgerald, all of Sprinidale; E. W. Baugh, Earnest Campbell. Roy O. Fidler, Layton McCoy, and Joe C. Parks, all of Prairie Grove; Mrs. H. H, Griffith of Elkins, Cecil Thompson or Rhcas Mill, Marlon Bennett of Harmon, B. G. Greathouse of Johnson. C. L. Guinn of Goshcn, and Bert Yoes of Greenland. Union Members, Of Installation Branch Walk Out Western Union Gets * Back Toward Normal In Its Operations .-'*' Little Rock-WVAbout 100 Western Electric employes In Arkaua* i joined. · nationwide strike Mon- I day and threatened to set JJB ' picket lines which would disrupt telephone service in the state". · .1. N. Brashear. Arkansas vice president of the CIO Communications Workers of America, Mid hi* union members struck against Western Electric, the manufacture. ing and installation branch o( th* Bell Telephone System at « a', m. He said picket lines "will be *»· tablished and maintained In tnll centers and manual exchanges ifl Arkansas" later In the day, add-' in*: , · - . - · · "We are certain other telephone workers will support the picket linea 100 per cent.". Other telephone workers include clerk* and operators. · : Moit of the Arkansas Western Electric employes lire «t LWIe Rack. They maintain t motrtle unit which operates throughout the Mate. : -· - . ·'·' (In riyittcviUc, Manager ?ryd« Shibley'saia wrvice today wai 'normal," and he knew of rlb'dif- IcUlties in retard f» Ui« threatesj- ed strike.) ·.."· A scheduled btck-to-w-Jt movement at the government'!/secret construction project at MM' Bluff failed to materialize. The , Monday momlnt, remained completely shut down with about 4,000 persons idle. ··;·. Two union iroupt struck at rh« proHjet tut .Wednesday, "nm.ttt up picket lines which other workers refused to crow. mm-tliKtt of a nation. JIlike by Western Union OB- erttors --appeared to be easin't further Monday. The company announced resumption of service kt Hot Sprints and Jonetboro. Weal- ern Union offices at El Dorado aiid Fayetteville were open for business. The Little Bock office still was shut down, with (bout 65 em- ploye* out. . i List Of Jurors Is Announced Will Serve In Spring Term The list of petit Jurors for the I B ^" f '·* 1 * 1 «« m»t«tiailze. ~Thi spring term of Circuit Court was J*' J*'" 1 P'« k »«« pttrellinf 'it matim MI t hi I* l^J... i i-tt i. MOflflflV MAmlflaV. M*lfl*i*t^l MMM_ Morris was dismissed Thursday by Attorney General J. Howard McGrath shortly before the lat- Airport Safety Sought New York-Wi-Munidpsl officials called conferences today to seek means of increasing airport safety. Civil Aeronautics Board investigators continued an investigation of the crash of fie plane which exploded Saturday and wrecked a block-long irea In Queens. The dead Included the pilot and co-pilot and three pef- Aarhus, Donmark-OPj-A minor Enns on th « ground In » crowed cold war is raging among the 2,000 i rMi() ential section of Jamaica. c lords, f\ i 4 1 1 . ·lean- Uwls Makinq ' will i ' y Life A Trial ForHammelites State Preferential Primary To Be Conducted By Druggists Arkansans will have an opportunity to express their preferences in the selection of the next president of the United States in a presidential preferential "primary" to be conducted May 1-3 hy the Arkansas Pharmaceutical Association. Glenn Ricketts, Fayetteville, president of the association, announced plans for the primary today. The project, a public service feature, was approved Friday by the association's Executive Com- n-itte« in Little Rock. Several hundred thousand straw jalloti will be sent out to Ihe approximately 600- drug stores In «/TM. *TM Z p'otdULk- l^uctr unoft,^r^!° ells said. Eleven potential nominees nf the Democratic and Republican parlies are listed on the ballot, antl .1 space is provided for write-in candidates. Candidates whose names a r e printed on the bnlln: are G e n . Douglas MncArthur, Sen. Robert A. Taft, Sen. Esl*» Kefauvcr. Gov. Adlni Stevenson, Sen. Paul Doug- Ins, Harold Stassen. Oov. Karl Warren, Sen. Robert E. Kerr, Gen Dwlght D. Eisenhower, Sen Richard Russell, and Chief Justice Fred vlnson. Local balloting committees com- promlnent citizens will I conduct the unofficial, volin . Only persons of voting age' will be asked to participate, Ricketts said. Votes will be counted Ihe night of May 3. Plans are to ask schools to participate also, Rlcketts said, with their votes to be counted separately from those cast by persons of voting age. Arkansas does not have an offi- c I » I presidential primary. Dele- Kates to the national Democratic convention are sele::ed by the sUte Democratic pnrt.i cor.mlttee, and Republican delegates sre selected by the district OOP conventions, i School Dispute To Be Settled By Court I-eachfille. Ark.-«,-A dispute between the School Board here ""MI K fiiscna "« rf superintendent will be aired in Chancery Court at Rlythcville April In. Directors of the School Board contend that C. J. Merryman was discharged March ,11 ,, , uper , n . TMM ,V ' ^ r * f " sed to relln - qulsh the office. Chancellor W Leon Smith has Issued a temper-' jry order preventing Merryman ""* r "" Cunninghom To Serve In Hordin's Place . M , T h P O l n " r i thl Me for citizens of the Danish town of Hammel over methods to fight a gang of aggressive owls. Owls, rare in this country, arc protected by game laws. The Hammel owls live in the churchyard, using it as a base for terrorist attacks on churchgoers and others m -!' n ?' h b o r l ood. Rinsellville Airnun Killed Near Tokyo Steel Walkout Appears Near i .Talks Continue lu With UHe Hope ::; New York-MP)-A ioyernm*ht mediator pressed anew today for a settlement of the steel wage dispute, but his efforts filled to ease the threat of a strike tomorrow midnltht. Nathan P. Fe!nsini«r, chairman of the Wage Stabilita* tion Board, met with top union officials in a last-ditch attempt to prevent a walkout by' «50.000 members of the CIO. United Steel Workers: While the search was on for a peace formula, furnaces in the Industry's great mills were belnj cooled in preparation for a shutdown. Pope Expected To Urge Anti-Red Vote Vatican City-OP)-Pope Plus, in ·The . Far East A i r : Ms Easter Sunday address, ii - . | · uw-tHv- 1 ne rar East Air ; Ms Easter Sunday address, ii e*. with Hammel being a church- 1 F " rc « '"day identified 18 airmen peeled to urge Italians in tna ° SSn " C0nri U r i 5 ' A I mls°inTf n Went, . ------ ,,...,, ...,.,,.,,,,,, ,,, rr- neal the nwl,protection «t a t,,tn_.i l«»st In the case of Hammel. " v;as L. Rackley, In Referee In Bankruptcy Orders Complelton Of "Jewn Wonders"; Mrs, Liles In Charge The production of * olctiTe "Seven Wonders' Kansas muy h* conpleted motion In Ar- In f«ct, worf from Lee Cazcrt, ordered W. T liar Adamsor.. a Little Rock la.ver whc is trustee bankruptcy complete the n' for very optimlsi pany came to \-kansni » number of months ago nnn Hurled production on th motion picture. Stock In .1 concern to produce the · ilm w»s off.-.ed, and n large number nf mot.or picture people from Hollywoo i stsyed for a time «t Cave Sprlnu. Bankruptcy ac- lon was broiist 1 : against the'Mies it there" fto Holbwood) Mrs. Liles who Is to tttiur ? f ", «*»« m u n l e l «'«tin, to vote . "' l','"'" «*"* Communists and for candi. ^^ of l.fe^ "" ^ The Vatican press office announced today the pontiff will speak from the balcony of St, Peter's Basilica before fMnt hi» annual Easter Sunday blejsmt'to the Catholics of Ror.-.e and th thousands of world tourists (ath- lered. ' Catoiiel'a DMth With U. S. Ninth Corps, Kot*. W-CoI. Charles S. Ware, ktewlj chief of staff of the N t n t h Corp*, died of a heart attack at MM* quarters April 3, it wai suuiomieid today. "/i the case, picture." es Wonder SUte M.tlon Pictures, be re- cr. Cazort telephone will tike told the TIMES Ir. i conversation t.".«t "It ,,.,, ,,,, considerable m-ney to complete Ihe picture,' b I that Mrs. t.iles h,-s Indicated she will advance Ine necessary 'unds." . Cotnrt repo-ted most of the work necc«.«ary lor nrcductlnn has wen done--nv-it of the actual ihnotlnf It completed, he said-- KJii SWi'l? '"?*· M r : tnd th ' ;t "h ·« th. pic. Todiv in i iff i d ? ar ' e(l ' '"«'·"'" bt ccmpleted ind pro Today In u.tli Rock, Caiort. 1 rtuced. . fttttt Londan-(*)-The Moteew munlst party organ Pravda plained today c5 inife*S;* the Russian inland waterway ·ervicef. ·«.- '·· Artai»iM-r»lr int 'his T

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