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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XUV—NO. 304 Blytheville Daily Newi Blythevllle Courier BlytheviU* Herald Mississippi v*U*y Leader BLYTHEVILE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 1949 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Called Best Way [o Prevent War Vandenberg Says Pact as Important As Monroe Doctrine By Oliver DeWolf WASHINGTON, March 22. (alienator Vandenberg (El-Mich) said oday tlie Atlantic pact ts the "best Jet to keep the present cold war rom getting hot." He called it the most important ite|: in American foreign policy since the Monroe Doctrine, and a »tc.u to be taken only with the "solemnity of a national conviction." Vandenberg discussed the proposed alliance in a speech prepared Ifor the United States Conference of •Mayors. He is the ranking GOP Jiiembcr of the Senate Foreign Re- llatloas Committee and leading parity spokesman on foreign affairs. I He said (he ultimate value of the |par;t. negotiated by the United Kates. Canada and six Western Ikiropean nations, will depend • largely upon the extent to which • the nation "wholeheartedly accepts |tts concept of defense unity." Therefore, Vandenberg continued, "I believe the pact and any subse- Iquent legislative implementation I must be the subject of total explor- Iftlion and complete public hearings |ln the Senate." Chairman Connally (D-Tex) of [the Senate Foreign Relations, Oom- Imlttee has declared there will be "wide open" public hearings by that I group. He said they will begin soon I after the precedent-breaking alll- | mice is signed on April 4. Senate Must Approve The Slate Department can sign I the treaty for the United States but I It will not be binding on this coun- I try until the Senate approves it I by a two-thirds vote. 1 Vandenberg, reviewing events leading up to World War Two, not- I «d that the 1939 neutrality pact told Hitler that the United States would keep out of conflict. He add|ed: '"Hie North Atlantic pact—whol- 1 to the contrary—will tell any ag- ..ressor in 1949 that from the very I moment he launches his conquest in | this area;,he ._wllj face whatever i united O] '*""' Chinese Hasten To Pick Delegates For Peace Talks NANKING, March 22—{/?>)—The Nationalist representative In Red Pelping urged the government today to name Its peace delegation. Urgency was stressed In a telephone call to Acting President LI Tsung-Jen from Liaison Officer Huang Shi-Han. Huang said he believed the Pelping Communists would agree to peace talks when the degelates were named. Li Immediately ordered the new cabinet to assemble here. Absent members were told to fly to Nan- king. They Include the new foreign minister, Pu Plng-chang, ambassador to Moscow. The new cabinet is slated to meet tomorrow or Thursday. At the top of the agenda Is the selection of peace delegates. Li and Premier Ho Yfng-chin reportedly drafted a list of delegates tonight. If acceptable to the Communists, they will go to Peip- ing for the peace talks. But two grim facts served to remind the government that it was still at war. Red troops continued to mass north of the Yangtze River. And Chinese naval sources displayed a photograph which they said showed the Nationalist cruiser Chungking, which deserted to the Reds, on its side in Hulatao harbor, for to the north. Schools Warned To Provide More Revenue Locally Schoolmasters Club Meets in Jonesboro; L. H. Autry is Speaker Tlie operation and financial pro- grain of schools: In Arkansas lor the next two years was discussed hist night by L. H. Antry of Dindetle and Allen Lynch of Tyronza, members of the Arkansas General Assembly, at a meeting of the Northeast Arkansas Schoolmasters Club In Jonesboro. Arkansas State College wns host to about 75 educators from Clay, Craighead. Greene, Polnsetl awl Mississippi Counties at the dinner meeting. On the discussions it was brought out thnt there would possibly be a shortage of school revenues during the next two-year period because appropriations "made during the re- Budget Bureau Truman Attitude Okays River Control Work WASHINGTON, March 22-OT— A proposed $51.000,000 St. Francis River control project lias been approved by the Budget Bureau. Rp. Qathlngs <D-Ark> said approval clears way for the project to be presented to the House and Senate public works committees for possible inclusion In an authorization bill. Several n e w outlet channels would be constructed from the lower St. Francis to the Mississippi River In order to speed Hood water out of the valley. Some dike work, channel clearance and straightening also Is Involved. re-assert that- this'"ts x; the greatest war deterrent ever devised, fjo itching conqueror will lightly view such odds. "Yet no other nation on the face of this earth needs spend one sleepless night over any sort of menace from this pact unless it Is plotting armed aggression against neighbors whose only aspiration is peace with j\istice and honor in a free world of free men." Vandenberg said he reserved his position regarding any details of the administration's plans for military aid to Western Europe. But he unequivocally endorsed the pact itself. He said it makes no automatic commitment to war, lor "we reserve unto ourselves tlie option to decide precisely what contribution we shall make against any such armed attack bv an aggressor. Vandenberg said that while the United Str.tcs is "signing no blank check," neither is it just signing a mere "scrap of paper." No Half-Way Measure "Thus pact will mean what it says frfjr it is devoid of war preventive i'"authority," he declared. It means that if another armed Tickets for City Elections Closed Ten Seek Aldermanic Posts in Dell With Five to Be Elected Closing of the tickets at midnight last night for municipal elections, which are to be conducted April 5. in Mississippi County found five new names on the list of candidates for alderman at Dell, and only two of the three candidates for mayor in Manila qualifying, It was disclosed today. In Manila, Mayor I. D. Shedd, Jack Tipton and W. R. Brown had been nominated for mayor at a mass meeting held earlier this • month. Only Mayor Shedd and Mr. Tipton qualified. The .third person named In the mayor's race, Mr. Brown, said this morning that he had qualified as a candiduct foi^aldermon in the Third "Ward after deciding not to make the ,race for mayor. In Dell, the new nominations by petition for aldermen Included: Russell Gil. Cecil Metcalf, James Tidwell, Casey Johnson and Earl Jones. Five others had qualified earlier and five are to be elected. Mayor Curtis Downs, Sr., and H. R. Crawford, Jr., city clerk, at Dell are unopposed for re-election. Four Contests in Blytheville In Blytheville, the only city of the first class, the races for mayor, and in the First, Second and Third Wards are contested. Mayor E. R. cent legislative session may exceed the revenues coming in by as much as $5,000.000. House Bill No. 262, which concerns lifting of the 18-mlll tax limit lor school purposes by Amendment 40, provide.* for levying a 2G mill tax in order for schools to qualify for building program loans. Last night It was brought out that such funds were not immediately available, and that only through increasing the part local districts contribute toward education could revenues be increased. Local Responsibility Stressed According to the concensus of the speakers .including Hoyl Pyle. executive secretary of the Arkmtsns Education Association, and W. ft. Nicholson. Blytheville, president of the Northeast Arkansas club, the .state lias reached the peak of providing funds for public education, and local communities will have to provide a greater share In the cost in the future. The present average of provision of funds is 30 per cent local funds compared to 70 per cent state funds, and It was emphasized last night that the local districts will have to step up their contributions since Misra Traders Encouraged Mississippi County men, who have been advocating the additional flood protection and drainage program for this area, today expressed encouragement, when Informed by Congressman Qathlngs of Ihe approval by the Budget Bureau In Washington of the $51,000.000 project. The Improvements would provide better drainage facilities for a Inr^e portion of this county some ol the local backers of the project snld today. The program, as outlined by the United States Engineers, calls for work on the St. Francis River from Marked Tree to the mouth of the river, and on Little Hlver a tributary of the St. Francis, to provide drainage benefits as far north as Cape Glrndeau In Missouri. HollandsGranted Separate Trials Father and Son Face Charges of Murder In Court in Osceola the state can not. Those attending from Blytheville included Mr. Nicholson, superintendent of schools; John Mayes, county school supervisor; Miss Roea Hardy, assistant superintendent, W. D. Tommey, principal of Blythevlllft High School; Miss Eftie Lee Terrell, guidance councellor, and Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, supervisor of elementary education. The Arkansas State College will also be host to the April 25 meeting when the new state commissioner of education, A. B. Bonds, Jr., will be the speaker. With one murder case before a lury In the Osceola Division of the Mississippi County Circuit Court this afternoon, selection of a Jury was started in another first degree murder involving the death January 3 of Freddie Bynum, who lived near Marie. Guln Holland, 31, and his father G.A. Holland, both of Marie, are facing separate charges as.a result of Bymur.'s death and the aggressor threatens any o: v ,_ _ .. _ all of „, ! 'w7t.h' World"" War Three-God Eave the mark!—all of us will forthwith unite to stop the aggression before it becomes universal, and to defeat it before it becomes a universal conquest. AH of us must take irmt pledge in good faith or it WCM better that do not, take it at all." Connally lias forecast at least i week of Senate hearings on the proposed treaty. But some other members ol the Foreign Relations Committee do not believe they can be completed that soon. Donncll (old the Senate it is imperative that the Foreign Relations Committee move slowly in considering the treaty. ••1 request that the Foreign Relations Committee permit other Senators to be present (at open hearings) fliid be allowed to qucs- tioi witnesses." he said. Donncll held that the entire Senate membership should have the right to say who will be questioned. Jackson Is opposed by Doyle Henderson. Samuel F. Norris is without opposition for re-election as treasurer, and in the Fourth Ward, which is holding Its first election since the ward was created by the City Council, two aldermen are to he elected and only two qualified as candidates. They are J. Wilson Henry and Leslie .' toore. In the First Ward, Raleigh Sylvester Is opposed by Jlmrnie Sanders. J. W. Adams and Walter C. Cates are candidates in the Second Ward where John C. McHaney is not seeking re-election: and in the Third Ward L. G. Nash is opposed by Jennings Bailey. Lester Stevens' name was inadvertently omitted from yesterday's list of candidates for alderman in Luxora. Five aldermen are to be elected in Luxora and six men have qualified as candidates but only five names appeared in the list published yesterday. Mayor E. R. Bogan and W. E. Head, recorder, are unopposed in their races for reelection in Luxora. Only incorporated towns and cities of the first class are scheduled to hold elections this year. Tile incorporated towns include: Leachville. Dell. Luxora, Joiner and Keiser. Osceola Is a city of the second class and has its municipal elections only on the even-numbered years. Special Election for Manila Manila recently was raised from Osceo/o Man Injured in Truck Crash The condition of Elton Burnett, 22-year-old Osceola truck driver, was Improved this morning according to attendants at Blytheville Hospital were he Is recovering from Injuries received in a truck accident two miles North of Osceola on U.S. Highway 61 late yesterday. Burnett, driver for the DeWltt Brawley Trucking Company of Osceola, Is suffering from extensive lacerations about the face, arms and legs, received when his trailer truck collided with a Blytheville Canning Company trailer truck driven by R. R. Brogdon of Hlythe- vllle. Brogdon escaped Injury. . *nan will be tried first. U «il irxtt- cated by Myron prosecuting attorney. The case will be heard before Clrcui| Judge Charles w. Light, who yesterday convened the March term of circuit court in Osceola. Guln Holland surrendered to sheriff's deputies in Osceola following Bynum's death and claimed that he killed the man with a blast from a shotgun and that he fu-ec" in defense of his own life. Joiner Case (o Jury Later the officers caused a similar charge to be filed against the elder Holland when their investigation disclcwed that the weapon apparently was furnished by thj older man. The shooting took place in front of the Holland home. By. num was a brother-in-law of thl man who admitted the shooting. The first cass to be tried was tha of Walter Chalmers, Negro wh was charged with first degree mur der in connection with the death of another Negro, Johnny Smith, i a night club near Joiner hi Decem ber. 1948. Most of the testimony In th Chalmers case was heard yesterda and the went to the jury noon. Chalmers claimed that he sho Smith in defense of his own life. Greeted Warily By Congressmen 'Be-Kind" Approach Is Favored by Some Democrats, However By Jack Bell WASHINGTON, March 22. (/PI— Southern Democrats were wary aim Republicans were openly akeptlca today About President Truman's now be-klnd-to-Congress attitude, But Democratic leaders like Sen Lucas ol Illinois were Just as openly pleased that Mr. Truman has decided U- try the soft answer that may nelp turn nwny legislative wrath from part of his program. Lucas told a reporter the work of Senators Maybank (D-SC). Sparkman <D-Ala) and Fulbrluht (D- Ark) for a rent control bill tho administration can take without too much swallowing IB "a fine ex ample of tho kind of cooperation : hope we're going to have." The three Southerners were in the forefront of an effort a week ego to scuttle the civil rights part of Mr. Truman's program. Dixie law-makers generally didn't like the political implications of their "marriage of convenience" with the Republicans by which they shelved action, at least for a time, en civil rights proposals. Influence Exceeds Numbers Because they head six of 15 Senate committees and nine of 10 House proup.s, the Southerners wield Influence far beyond the point their mere number Justifies. The Dixie law-makers made It pretty clear they can go along only part way with tlie president's observation to the mayor's conference yesterday that "basically the Congress and the President are work- Ing together." Generally they expect to support Mr. Truman's proposals to continue rent controls, extend the Eropcan Recovery Program for a year, revise the reciprocal trade program the way he wants It and to provide for low-rent housing construction. But many of them predicted co- leration will stop short when the art-Hartley labor law repeal Issue ts before the two Houses. Most of them say, Ww, they won't o .along on tux Increases now, on medical care 'or on stand- contrpte. ; took.'jtr. Truman's' -friends gesture with a rain of salt. Democrats in Senate Unite, Rally Behind Rent Bill; Costly Pension Plan Before House Rankin's Bill Gives Vets $90 A Month at 65 WASHINGTON. March 22. (/!')— Tlie House plunged into lusty de- hate today on the Rankln $E)0-n- month-al-ugc-05 veterans pension bill. An agreement to hold debnto to thrco hours nindo possible n fi. nal vote by nightfall. Hecausc of the measure's prospective imilll-blUlan dollar cost, Ihe administration Is flghllnt; It. Democratic leaders conceded a pension bill of some kind probably would be passed. Rep. Rankin (D-Mlss) began th L „_.,, lvM , n . ^ debate by contending there arc his- simii tD-MInn) torlcal precedents for pensions for (AI-NY). The all veterans regardless of need. "I see no reason why this should not puss," he declared. "I know some want to put llieu on Social Security, but that's Jus another way of sending these ok veterans lo tho poor house." The Rankln bill would give pen slons to both World War One am Two veterans. Tho administration estimates the cost would eventual! run up to $4,000.000,000 a year. The only qualification requirement would be 00 days service ami discharge other Hum dishonorable. ftequlrrnitnU Hit There were some 110,000 "blue" discharges—those other than honorable—Issued by the services between 1041 and 1045, he said. "It Is not fair that they should receive pensions,", Kearney contended. Kearney said he also proposed lo ask elimination of World War II veterans from a pension bill now. Air Force of 70 Groups Okayed House Passes Bill But Rejects Anti- Segregation Rider WASHINGTON, March 23. W) The House passed n 10-group Air Force ulli and sent it to tho Bcnuto loduy. It refused to npprovo ar antl-segrcgallon amendment. The roll call veto on final Dgo was 395 to 3. Those against the bill were Reps. Ccllcr (D-NY), Mar. und Marcantoni null -segrcgatloi uicfc Passage Extension Predicted According to Investigating officers. Burnett's truck was on the wrong side of the road and struck the Blytheville Canning Company truck broadside when it attempted to return to the proper lane of traffic. The officers stated that the truck driven by Brogdon had swerved to the left lane of traffic to avoid a head-on collision with the other truck. The truck driven by Burnett was demolished and a hack saw was needed to remove Burnett from the twisted wreckage. Traffic on Highway 61 was halted (or nearly an hour while workmen I untangled the wreckage. The Blytheville Canning mntmdmont, by Marcantonlo, wen down 253 to Tho New Yorker's amendment, 01 which there was no roll cull, wouli have prohibited tho Air Force frot] making any purchases from hull vldimls or companies that discriminate in employment opportunitie because of race, . creed or colo Marca:Honlo wns unable to muste enough votes to force n roll-call. Tho hill would do three things: Aiithnn?* bulldliiB the Air F\)rcc up to n strength of 70 combat groups, establish an 837,000-man calling or the Army, ami put the Air Force's nmnnowcr limit at 602,000. Those are the limits set now by tho draft law, which expires next year. The Navy has permanent statutory authority for Us manpower, out those of tho Army and Air Force havo been set from year to year in appropriation laws. The bill doca not make an ap- Striking Different Note Sen. Brewster of Maine, who cads tlie Republican Senatorial ampaign committee, said the -resident "seems to be striking ulle a different note than he used month ago when he threatened o go on the road for his program." "I'm sure that Congress will- con- inue to try to do what's best for he country." Brewster told a re- lorter. "We Republicans will not •Imllengc the President's sincerity lowever Inconsistent his proposals o Congress seem to be with each jtlier." But the Republican reaction to tlie President's statement that Congress and the President are working .pgethcr "basically" was summed up by Sen. Knowland (R-CallD, who asked -vlth a grin: "Is nc kidding?" These younger veterans would not be eligible before 10BO or 1DIK), Kearney snid, adding: "I cannot sec for the life of mo why we should] legislate at this time for something 25 or 30 years from riow." It wns the first time In 28 years thnt a pension bill had come before Congress. The In.H time "A'nn In 19J1 when Congress, without a dissenting vote, approved pensions of J80-»t-65 for vetcraris of the Spanish-American War, Risks Veto Even If passed by the Hoi tire, * new pension bill would have to pass the Senate, and, If heavily expensive, eventually run Into the risk of a veto by President Truman. "I want those gentlemen who have been sticking their noses In to have a chance to stick their necks out," he snid. His reference was to House colleagues who have announced they would attempt to Junk his bill for a substitute, or try to send H back to committee. Rep. nuber (D-Olilo» drnflcd the substitute, which embodies the pension and dis/iblllty program of tho Veterans of Foreign 'Vnrs. He estimated the cost of his bill at $438,818,100. beginning In 1050. Rankln brought out VA Inures to show It would. Instead, amount to $1,711,000,000. propriations. Neither would It vote any nwncy to raise present strength of tho Army and Air FVn-ce to tho authorized limits. By John Chadwtck WASHINGTON, March 22. <JP)— Democratic Senators put aside their icctloiial difference today to rally whlnd » measure extending f«le- r«l rent controls. Doth tho Southerners who staged long fight against an antl-fill- ouslcr rules chango and tho party leaders who opposed them Joined ranks to support a bill which would conltmie controls 12 to 15 months. Despite Republican opposition to some parts of tho bill, Chairman Mnybank (D-SC) of the Sonata Banking Committee told a reporter lie wns confident tho Senate would puss the measure by tomorrow afternoon "at the latest." Tho administration is in a hurry because present rent controls expire March 31. Even after Senate passage, rent control differences will have to be worked ou,t with tho House. Opening debate in, tho Benats yesterday showed strong Republican support for two features of tlie House bill which the Senate committee eliminated. One would permit towns, cities, counties or states to lake over rent controls or to drop them. The Sen- nto measure reserves thnt»power for .slates alone. The other wo^ild allow landlords "a reasonable return on a reasonable value" of their properly. Intrigued by "Home Rule 1 * Sin. Vandenberg <K-Auch) salfl h» Milligan Ridge Fa was "intrigued" by th* House's home-rule provision. Other Republican Senators who put in a good word for It were Baldwin (Conn) und Brlckcr (Ohio). And Sen. Taft of Ohio, chief of the OOP Senate Policy Commlt- leo urged that landlords be assured In tho law of a reasonable return on their property. the status of an incorporated town Company truck was heavily damag- to a city of the second class and the Weather Arkansas forecast: Fair this afternoon and tonight. Cooler tonight. Wednesday partly cloudy. Missouri forecast: Clearing west ' and clearing cast portion tonight, colder. Wednesday, fair and wann- er; low tonight 30 north to 35 south; high Wednesday, middle 50's. Minimum this morning—66. Maximum yesterday—68. Sunset today—6:13. Sunrise tomorrow—6:00. Precipitation 24 nours to 7 a.m. today—.65. Total since Jan. 1—15.95. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)— 61. Normal mean for March—51.3. Thh Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—58. Maximum yesterday—82. Precipitation Jan. 1 '.o this date —16.41. full slate of officers to be elected in that town will serve for only one year. In 1950 the Manila officials will be elected for two-year terms. Cities of the first class elect only half of their officials at one time but elections are held annually. Half of the aldermen are elected each year and the city cler , city attorney ore serving terms which do not expire until 1950. The municipal judge in cities of tlie first class is elected for a four-year term. Leroy Carter, secretary of the county election commission, 'said (hat the commission would meet in Osceola at 7:30 p.m. Thursday to authorize printing of the ballots for the April 5 election and to consider the selection of election judges and clerks for each of th« municipalities. Rebel Leader Doomed ATHENS, Greece, March 22. f/T 1 ] -Constantino Brctlacos, commander of guenllla. forces in the Southern Peloponnesus, has been sentenced to death by a Greek government military tribunal at Tripolls. Brettacos was notorious tor mass execution*, the government mid. ed state Policemen Fred McKinlcy and Tom Smalley Investigated the accident. Danish Foreign Minister Urges Pact Ratification COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Mar, 22— lift -Foreign Minister Oustav Rasmssen today asked the Danish Parliament to endorse the government's decision to Join the North Atlantic defense pact. Opening a debate In the lower house (Kolketlng). tlie foreign minister asked authorization for the government to ratify the treaty after signing in Washington next month. Praising the Atlantic pact as "an alliance of the world's most peace- loving nations," RasmiiKsen said: "We now have to choose between joining this pact or being left in Isolation without any real means of defense and without any guarantees of help in case of an attack." During the foreign minister's Assistance is Offered State Income Taxpayers H. E. Neblett, manager of the Blythevtlle office of the State Revenue Department, announced today that a representative of the department will be in Blytlievillr. April 11 and 12 to a.^stst state income tax payers. Mr. Nebletl stated that the representative will establish offices in \ the department's Biytlievilte office in the City Hall, State income tax payers deririns assls'ancc In filing their returns may visit the office on dates, he said. Club Operator Fined $500 On Guilty Plea W. A. (Battler) cherry, Big Lnke night club operator, was fined $500 and costs In Municipal Court this morning on his plea of guilty to liquor law violations. He was arrested Sunday morning by sheriff's deputies and State Police at the club after he was alleged to have sold two half-pints of liquor to two Blytheville men. He wns charged with two counts of ' lion from Railroad lo Second Red Cross Fund Grows Slowly in N. Missco Area Collections for the 1049 Red Cross fund campaign In the Chlckasawba District Chapter passed the $5,000 mark this morning, with a total of $5,040.85 reported by chairman, Jack Finley Robinson. The first report from nox Elder, where'C. E. Buck Is In charge of solicitation was received today, with SBC reported. An additional $12.50 was rc|K>rted by U. J. Morris and C. P. Rambo, collectors In the sec- selling liquor without a permit and also a charge of selling liquor on Sunday. Municipal Judge Graham Sudbury assessed fines totaling $250 and costs on Cherry's plea of guilty to the charges of - selling liquor without a permit and $250 and costs on the charge of selling liquor on Sunday. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Arthur S. Harrison said this morning that a petition charging Cherry with violation of a Circuit Court order which allowed him to re-open his night club after It hart been Streets In the business district. speech, hundreds of leaflets were |>adlockeci, had been prepared but hurled down into the house from' that it has not been determined the gallery. They carried such slogans as "we do not want to die for Wall Street" and "Youth says No." New York Stocks (1:30 P.M. Quotations) New York Cotton NEW YORK. Mar. 22—1:30 p.m quotations: Mar. (1930) Open High Low Last 2780 2782 2172 2Ti6 May July Oct. Dec. 3212 .. 3lOt 2313 3217 3107 2816 3201 ?OS3 2808 3206 3001 2? 12 Am. T fc T Am. Tobacco Anaconda . ....... Beth Steel Chrysler John Deere ..:... Gen. Electric Gen. Motors Int. Harvester Montgomery Ward National Distillers Lockheed J. C. Penney Radio Republic Steel Socony-Vacuum . Standard Oil N .J.. Scars Roebuck ..'. Te v aR Co U. S. Steel 145 7-8 68 1-4 when the Inlormatlon would be fl'ed In Circuit court. At the time he was arrested. Cherry was under an appeal bond on a similar charge. Tlirfe Negro« Accused lawyer Dangerfield, Negro, operator of a Negro cnfc on Ash Street, his wife. Henrietta Dange/fteld and <ohn Miles Miller Co. }pens Paint, Wallpaper Store on W. Ash Street Expansion of the John Miles Miller Company, an auto supply •store, 123 West Ash Street, to include a paint and wallpaper store in the quarters formerly occupied >y the Sbeiton Motor Company was announced today by Mr. Miller. D. C. Freeman will manage thn new store which has been completely remodelled to meet the noods of the new occupant. Tli Shclton Motor Company now is located at 2IS South Second Street. .. 31 1-4 ' daughter Louvclla Dangerfield. .. 31 5-8 were srrcslcd by city police this .. 52 1-8 morning and charged with liquor 34 3-4 3 violations. D.incerfleld was arcstcd on a .. 58 1-4 chargf of selling beer on Sunday .. 24 and his wife and daughter were ' charged with selling liquor on Sunday. Hearings for the three wen 56 3-4 183-8, . 18 1-4 \ scheduled for Thursday. 46 1-2 i In other action In court thl. 11 7-8 morning. Thomas Parker, Negro 23 1-4 was fined $50 on a charge of operat- 15 1-8 67 1-2 36 3-4 _ 53 1-8 Tommy Necly, Negro, was docket 71 3-< c<i on a similar charge but his case | July- Ing a taxt without proper license He was accused of operating th cab In the Ash Street Negro section Manila Banker Named On State Commission By Governor McMath LITTLE ROCK, March 22. Appointment of Grovcr Snider, president of the Merchants and Planters Bunk of Manila, to Ihe Arkansas Banking Commission was announced today by Govcrnnr McMath. Mr. Snider succeeds Mthin.s W1I klnson who rccenlly resigned to be- Community Pushes Move to Obtain Telephone Facilities Farmers living In Ihe Mllllgan nidge cectlon of West Mississippi County last nljjht asked officials of tho Mississippi County Farm Bureau to assist them In efforts to obtain telephone service In tho area and were, assured by H. P. Ohlcnrtorf of Osceola, bureau president, (hut tlio agency would assist in any way possible. The action was taken during a community meeting of Farm Bureau leaders with the farmers In that area In the Mllllgim Ridge High School. Tlie farmers asked that tho Arkansas Associated Telephone Company, which operates In western Mississippi County and eastern Crnlghcnd County, extend facilities from lls Manila exchange to serve the territory which now does not have telephone service. Mnvln In Shown The area has been allocated by the public Services Commission In Little Rock to the Arkansas Associated Telephone Company. Farmers attending last night's meeting said they had been trying for three years lo get lines constructed Into the area. Mr. ohlcndorf presided over the Mllllgnn Ridge meeting, which wns one of a series of community sessions planned by the farm bureau. It was a family night affair attended by about 75 persons. The Farm Bureau's motion picture projector was used to screen a film on the "American Way of Life." Following the showing of the film, the meeting was divided Into HUM sections. The women met with Miss Helen Wells, liomc demonstration agent for South Mississippi bounty who conducted a dcmon- itrallon on the making of metal rays. Tlie young people met with Cecil ilnke, superintendent of schools at Mllltgan Ridge, and W. S. Wilson, South Mississippi county agent, for a recreational program. Fertilizer Needs Dlscassed The men met with Mr. Olilen- dorf, D. V.. Maloch. South Missls- ,tppl County farm agent, and other Farm Bureau'lenders, Mr. Oh- endorf outlined the legislation enacted by the Arkansas General As- itmbly In the interest of farmers and also discussed the Farm Bureau's opposition to changes In the federal wage-hour act which would bring farm labor under the provisions of the act. It Is proposed to Increase the minimum wage from Democrats have burled the difference tlmt wracked them in the two- week filibuster fight. The bill falls short of what President Truman asked. It extend* controls less than tho two years- h» wants, and permit.? some rent ln- crcnscs of up to 10 percent. But Majority Leader Lucas of Illinois told reporters he considered it "a very good bill." Sen. Sparkman (D-Aln), chairman of the'sub- committee that handled the measure, said it was a compromise bnS added that "by and large It is what the administration nskcd for." Hopes It's Last Extension Sparkman said tho commutes hopes tills will be the last exten-. slon of federal controls. "Will you guarantee that rent controls will be dropped at the end of 12 months?" asked Tftlt. "If so, I will be clad to drop all criticism, of the bill." Sparkman replied that "the housing situation a year from now" wllr determine whether another extension of rent controls Is necessary. A national rent control bill would not apply to the District of Columbia, where rents arc controlled by separate legislation. Yesterday, tho House passed by a wide margin n measure continuing controls for tlie nation'. 1 ; capital for another IB months in their present form. It now goes to the Senate. Most law-makers rent homes or apartments here. Senator Holland (D-Fla) said he and Senator Fulbrlght (D-Ark) will propose to knock out of the Senate bill authority to rccontrol hotel apartments.. They are not subject to ceilings under the present law. come ft member of Board of Education. ihe Arkansas 2792 27M 2788 27811 Southern Pacific M 3-41 was not heard thJi morning. Soybeans (F.O.B. Chicago) Open High Low Close May . 213 213"! 210'i 2n»i-21J',4 " 207 208',i 204?; 206!S-!Oi% Mar . 223',-i 224 221',?-* 40 to 75 cents per hour. Mr. Maloch discussed the For a balanced fertilize need program and suggested thnt nitrogen was most needed as a plant food in parts of South Mississippi County. He also recommended potash for use in sondy areas and stressed the desirability of farmers obtaining an analysis of their soil to determine the needs In Ihe way of plant food to give the greatest return on money spent for fertilizer. Korean Slayers Of U.S. Woman Linked with Reds SEOUL, March 22. (/Py—Police Chief Klin Tat Sun announced today the slayers of Mrs. H. H. Underwood, an American, had been arrested and linked with the Communist South Korea Labor Party. Tlie announcement was made after the American woman's son, the Rev. John Underwood, had offered prayers for the slayers, at the funeral, attended by 2.000 persons. Mrs. Underwood, wife of the president emeritus of Chosen University, was shot to death in her home by two hooded men on March 17. Chief Kim said the five men arrested In the slaying had confessed. He said none of them, the two who entered the home, two more who stayed outside, and a fifth who concealed the fatal weapon, knew each other before meeting to carry out their assignment. The most common 1 belief amons savage peoples Is that some particular kind of animal Is the guard- Johnson Approved WASHINGTON, March .22—</P}— The Senate Armed Services Committee today unanimously approved the nomination of Louis A. Johnson as secretary of national defense. IT the Senate confirms this action. Ian or protector of each clan or [Johnson will succeed James V. group. Forrectal, resigned.

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