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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLIV—NO. 305 Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 1949 SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS House Committee Advocates Cut in Engineers' Funds Big Slash Is Asked In Appropriations For Flood Control WASHINGTON, March 23 —<yP|— Tiie House Appropriations Connnlt- •tee today recommended a deep cu 1 in Army Engineers' funds for river and harbor nnd flood control work It said construction costs should be lower during the year starting next July 1. So It sent to the House floor fo: debate tomorrow a $586.762,000 bit to finance so-called civil function of the Army. It is $180,971,220 be low President Truman's budget re quests and $1.361,813.665 less than the engineers got for the presen year. The big slash from this year' total resulted mainly from a dec ision to finance government an relief in occupied overseas areas in a separate bill. The tab for that during the current fiscal year— ejfcvhen It was part of the civil func- \'^ lions measure—was $1,300,000,000. Even so, the cut from the amount Mr. Truman liad asked totaled almost 24 per cent. Cuts Program 15 Per Cent The committee leveled a 15 per cent cut against all construction I programs, explaining that the original cost estimates were prepared months ago and did not allow for declines in construction costs which began to take effect last October. "It seems most likely," the committee said, "that a downward trend will continue and become more pronounced during the fiscal year 1950 (Starting July 1, 1949). The availability of building materials generally has Increased relatives to the aggregate of demand for such materials. "The decline in manpower scarcity may be expected to result in less personnel turnover, less overtime payments, higher production per man-hour, and accompanying lower units costs, even though hourly wage rates are not reduced." The committee said it has assurance" that constitution costs will decline by 15 per cent. If 'hey [don't, it added, the committee wil be ready to recommend addltiona funds to carry out the construction program contemplated by the president. "" the i per,~ to each total fund by that Remove Some Projects In addition to the cut in con-' atruellon funds, the committee knocked out completely^ some projects and deducted for money It expected to see left over from this year's appropriation. By major projects, here is what the bill contains, with budget requests in parentheses: Centeril expenses, $4,500,000 ($5,820,000); Alaska communications tystem, $3,000,000 ($3,114,000); riv- en and harbors maintenance and construction, 5116,000,000 ($231.152,620); general flood control, $321,000,000 ($430,937,600); flood control work on the Mississippi River and its tributaries, $51,000,000 ($10.000,000); flood control work on the Sacremento River, $3,500,000 ($4,- ! GOP Senators Seeking Lengthy rlearing on Pact •VASHINOTON, March 23. UP}— Two Republican Senators opened a campaign today to force a lengthy lubllc hearing on the proposed <Jorth Atlantic security pact. Senators Donnell of Misslourl and Watklns ot Utah agreed they will demand the Senate Foreign Relations Committee give all 96 Sena;ors the right to question witnesses on the treaty. The pact Is due to be signed April 4. It would bind each member to program ot mutual aid to meet aggression "including the use of armed force." But each nation would reserve the right to determine Its own action. The treaty will not become binding on the United States, however, until approved by a two-thirds vote of the Senate. Chairman Connally (D-Tex) says the foreign relations group will open public hearings soon after the treaty Is signed. Yor/d News Roundup— Stale Department Sees Peace Meet As Kremlin Move 11 Delegates Barred; Palestine Truce Violations Claimed By the Associated Press The U. S. State Department mnde known today it looks ujx>n the 'world peace" conference, opening Friday In New York, as J« s t nnoth- er Kemlln move to buck the North Atlantic alliance and turthcr Soviet aims. Officials In Wa.slilngton said this Ls why tlie American government U baring 11 delegates from Europe and South America. They aiiid 21 from Russia and Eastern Europe are permitted entry because they are official representatives of their governments and are entitled to official visas. The State Department saici it U standing firm by this policy despite appeals from Dr, Harlow Sliaplcyof Harvard, chairman of the National Council of the Arts, Sciences and ! Professions, which is sponsoring the three-day meeting* Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York said he believed the scheduled parley was a "Communist front affair," but- that he would muke no move to prevent it. Dr. Ralph J. Bunche. acting United Nations mediator, declared in Rhodes that Britain, Israel and Trans-Jordan all will have violated the Palestine truce. Bunche sent a report to the U.N. Security Council, describing troop movements by Israel and Trans- Jordan as violations. The mediator then told newsmen he considcred the recent landing of British reinforcements at Aqaba, Trans-Jorda,n's only seaport, also was a breach of the truce, although his repart did not describe it as such. Trans-Jordan and Israel are engaged in armistice conversations at Rhodes under Bundle's leadership. An advisor to China's Acting President Li Tsung-Jen said in Nanking today that peace negotiations with the Communists will begin shortly after the governmcut Father's Tragedy Stockmen Form New Association 23 Charter Members Enrolled at Session Conducted in Manila The. Mississippi County Livestock Improvements Association, with 23 charter members, was formed last night at a meeting i;i the Vocational Agriculture Building at the Manila School, and Stanley Fradenburg of Manila elected to head the organization. T)* immediate goal of the organization, which was established through the cooperation of the Extension Service department of the University of Arkansas and the vocational agriculture instructors in this area, is to import additional registered breeding stock, and to improve the quality of livestock in all of the area. Keith J. Bilbrey, North Mississippi County Agent, said that it was believed that the development of registered stock for sale now would take care of the demands for livestock that are expected to increase with prospective crop control programs. L. V. Waddell of Blackwater was - - . elected to work with Mr. Fraden- names Its peace delegates. This will Truman Backers Face Fight On Rent Bill Riders; Pension Plan Passage by House Seen Substitute Bill James Dunz, Indianapolis, Ind., truck driver, clutches the body ol his son, Johnny, as bystanders look on helplessly. The seven-year-old boy clicked to death Monday on a penny baloon which lodged In his throat when he fell. The Ind lind purchased the balloon, along with similar balloons for his two brothers and a sister, with a nickel the children found on a street near their home. Patrolman George Rushler (left) and Newlanri McElfrlsh (behind DIIIKJ, who came to the scene In an attempt to revive the boy, made helpless gestures as they watch tho Brief-stricken father. (AT Wirrplioto.) , ^nrg 'as SitH the 000,000); Panama 000 ($22,341,000). Canal, $21,250,City Playground Commissioners JTo Elect Officers Officer? for the newly-created Playground Commission were .scheduled to be named this afternoon at the, commission's initial meeting, in the Blythevllle chamber of Commerce olfice. The Commission was created at a special meeting of the City Council March 15 and is comi>o5ed of five members with staggered terms, ranging from one to five years, including James Terry, one year; Alvin Huffman, Jr., two years; R. A Ne'son, three years, Rosco Crafton. four years, and Russell Hays, five years. All men named to the commission had worked with the Blythe- vicf -president; Earl " . . — , [Ualiy 1 wlldy of 'Leaehvllie," second vlce- be taken up by the cabinet tomorrow. • ':• ' • •• Delegate? to the pro-Communist Argentine slav Congres fought with police today in Buenos Aires in a brief scuffle which broke up plans for a two-day meeting. Police arrested 100 persons for disorderly conduct. They called reserves to impose order. Several persons, were wounded by bullets fired by a delegate resisting police. Spectators shouted insults and the delegates tried to force their way into the building by smashing windows and prying at steel shutters. president; O. O. Stivers of Manila, secretary; and Howard Phillips of Manila, treasurer. Mr. Fradenburs is also the president of the Arkansas Short Horn Breeders Association. ' To Draft Constitution A committee headed by Mr. Stivers, was named to draw up the constitution and-by-laws of the association, and the territory to be served by the association will not be determined until action of the committee is approved. Tilts committee will meet next Monday night. Mr. Stivers will serve witii Melvin Bollinger of Shady Grove, Howard Phillips of Manila, L. K. Holt of Manila, and Crockett and Harry Wright of Manila. Tlie group voted a $1 membership fee to .provide funds for incidental expenses of operating the association. Long range plans of the group call for the developing of regular registered live-stock sales to Include all types of stocks. To Meet Again April 4 The association aims at Improving bee! cattle, hogs and poultry j n the area. The next meeting ,will be conducted the second Monday in April, since the group approved the second Monday of each month for their meeting date, and one of the mtire important Items to be discussed then will be the maintenance of a year-round pasture program. It Ls expected that Wheeler R. Perkins, extension agronomist from the University of Arkansas will direct the discussion. Charter members include: Mr Stivers. W. w. Caery, Mr. Fiaden- ber. Harry Wright, Mr. wlldy, A. G. Bostic, Mr. Bellinger. D. C. Wright, j first report from Charles Brogdon P. 0. Ballard, Charles Caery. Ray- chairman of the campaign at Dog- do Veach. Guy Whitney. Raymond wood Ridge, was $5, turned In yes- Red Cross Gets $500 More in FundCampaign Approximately $500 ^»s turned In to the Red Cross office of the Chickasawba District, Chapter yesterday to bring the total collections for the fund campaign drive for 1949 to $5,545.35, Jack Finley Robinson, chairman, announced today. Among the collections received £« £' ,f u »'» '£"'tlfeTec- „„„ from sjxth 8treet (o fl ««y Street, bringing the total from that section to $739.75. Dick White, solicitor for the section from Broadway to Kailroad Street, turned In an additional S147.15 for a total from that section ,«f $908; and R. J. Morris and C. P. Rambo, soliciting for the section froln RM 1rond to Second Street I i unle( j („ „„ additional S29.50 to bring their total to $«0.50. The Missouri Vets' Bonus Is Asked House Gets Bill To Pay Each Veteran Up to $500 Cash JEFFERSON CITY, March 23. (, —Another plan to pay Missouri war veterans up to $500 cash bonus was ofTei'cd in ; the Missouri' House today—this one by a veteran. It would give the veterans up to $500 for service overseas during World War II and up to $400 for service within the United States The top is $100 higher than any previous proposal. It was Introduced by Rep. Jim C McAdow (D) of Buchanan County It would have to- pass both houses then be approved by the voters before becoming effective. The state would be authorized to issue enough bonds to start the bonus payments. AH payments would hove to be made within five years after tlie constitutional amend ment became effective; The interest and principal of tin bonds would be paid with revenue from taxes on luxuries, tobacco, poo tables, slot machines, juke boxes vending machines, beer, liquor am an additional tax of the income of corporations. Missourians defeated a bonus proposal last (all because It would have teen paid with an additional one per cent sales tax. Seventy-five other representatives signed the measure with McAdow, "iving It oi.ly two less supporter;' than the 78 needed for House passage. There is another proposal for n veterans' bonus before the House. Giving up to S400 to each veteran, it was introduced by Rep. Tom Pioc- Clell Castleman A B "ware , vil!e Chamber of Commerce, serv- ] Carroll Waddell, Mr Phillips Stephen A. Hcmon, Billy Lane Clif- ing on the playground committee, in surveying Blytheville for possible locations for playgrounds. ThU committee recently submitted five locations to the City Council for approval. Two donated by ifino owners were approved, but the council delayed action to purchase the other properly. Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy nnd mild this afternoon and tonight. Thursday, mostly cloudy with showers In afternoon or at night. Missouri forecast; Mostly cloudy -yind warmer tonight and Thursday - with strong southerly winds. Scattered showers and thunder storms beginning west tonight*, continuing over most of the state Thursday. Minimum this morning—42. Maximum yesterday--58. Sunset today—6:14. Precipitation 24 hours to ^ a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1-15.95. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—50. Normal mean for March—51.2. This Da(e Last Year Minimum this mornlnp;—42. Maximum yesterday—60. P-" -ipltaiion Jan. 1 to tills date —17.U. , Max Isaac, and Mr. Holt. More than 30 attended the organizational meeting. House Subcommittee Okays New Labor Bill WASHINGTON. March 73. «>>—' A House Labor Subcommittee approved the administration's labor bill today without change. The vote, on straight party lines, was 8 to 5. The measure goes before the full committee tomorrow. The bill would repeal the Taft- Harttey law and reinstate the New Deal's Wagner Act with changes recommended by President Truman. A companion bill was approved by Ihe Senate Labor Committee Marcn New York Cotton NEW YORK, Mar. 23-1:30 p.m. quotations: Mar. (1980) . 2713 May 3197 July 3093 O- .- ?801 Dec, 2786 Open High Low Last 2777 3206 3100 2 16 2794 2773 3197 3090 TC7 2177 3107 3099 terdny. Tlie campaign Is scheduled to close the last of this month, and the chapter is still more than $8,000 short of its quota. Acheson Refutes Soviet Charges Secretary of State Says U.S. Not Trying To Use Iran as Base WASHINGTON, March 23. (m— Secretary of State Aclieson today denounced as "altogether false" Russian charges that the United States Is turning Iran .Into « mill- tar;' base for use.against Russia. At llte"$hmo time, Acheson rKif- firmed American interest in the security of Greece, Turkey and trail. His statements to a news conference were evidently Intended to prevent any impression that recent Washington concentration on the North Atlantic pact meant a les- senlHB of American Interest In the Mittdle East. Acheson first denied any "lessoning of our interest" in that area. Then he recalled the statement ha ma-ic in his major speech on the Atlantic treaty last Friday. This was tha t American policy l s "to hclji free peoples to maintain their Integrity and independence . . . wjwrovcr the aid we are able,to provide can be effective." Aclie-son said that the American Embassy at Tehran hn.s reported intensifying "Soviet pressure upon Iran In the form of persistent press anrt radio propaganda" in recent weeks. This propaganda, Acheson said, charges "among other things, activities by United States advisors in Iran hostile to the Soviet Union." Acheson recalled that the Iranian government recently prolestcd against Soviet press and radio attacks upon Iran. May Exclude Younger Vets By Barney Uvinfitono WASHINGTON. March '23. M>>— Riding high, pension backers drovo for quk'k und almost certain Homo passacc of K big veterans iwnslon bill today. The House, by fast footwork yesterday, went on record for u pension bill allcr tentatively voting earlier to kill It. On a roll call vote, the House staged a complete reversal of its earlier slniitl to .-.lielvo ,t!»> bill. Called up by Itnp. Rnnkin (D-MIss), It provides for payment o( $DO month to all World War I ami n veterans at age 05. Dut as tho lawmaker* got down to bu»lness today, the multi-billion dollar nankin proposal was .slated to be stripped of its World War II provisions and limited to World War I veterans. It was concerted that the Ranklr bill had no chance In Its oilBlim form. Substitute Likely Regarded most likely to emerge ns Ihe finished produc 1 was n World War I pension substitute offered by Rep. Hubcr (D-Ohlo). This would restrict pensions to World War I veterans, and ulso would establish financial nerd as a requirement for eligibility. Huljer was prepared to propose, as well, Increases In compensation benefits now paid to veterans suffering non- scrclce-conncetcd disabilities. One amendment was tacked to the Rankln bill before tho Houso quit work yesterday. Offered by Heps. Kearney (R-NY) and Hinshnw (K-Callf), it ftmilrcs that veterans must have received an honorable discharge to bo eligible for pensions. In debating the bill yesterday, the House 'staged one of the dizziest parliamentary go-arounds in years. Before It was over,.the House, had reversed Itself once and control of tho bill had changed hands twice. Hop.. Carroll <D-Colo) snatched control sway from Rankln by moving to knock out the bill's enacting clnii.se, » maneuver which woiild have the effect of killing the bill. Without a record vote, the Hausn voted 163 to 154 for the motion. Carroll then made a motion to send the bill back to the Veterans Committee. But Rankln was on feet demanding a roll call to put the members on record. This time tlie Hinun cot im Hie other side of the fence In a fast shift of sentiment and defeated Ihe maneuver, 223 (n 187. An the clefpiit •/ tlie rnolloii hec.-min ftp- parenl, many members who voted for It cnrriR forward and changed their vole, The net effect was a sweeping victory for backers of a pension bill. Pension Pusher Rep. John E. Rankln (D-Mlss. 1 today saw the House launch moves to strip Ills costly pension plan by removing World War II veteran from Its provisions. It was concedet that his bill has no chance to pas In Its original form, which gave $0 a month pensions to veterans of th wars at the age of 05. tor lilt of would call Dade County. It. too, for issuance of bonds New York Stocks (1:30 P.M. Quotations) Israel Signs Armistice Pact With Lebanon and would tax such tilings as narcotics, tobacco. liquor, chewing gum, soft drinks and tickets to athletic Am. T & T Am. Tobacco Anaconda Belli Steel Chrysler John Deere Gcn-iElcctric •Gen. Motors ...... Int. Harvester Montgomery Ward National Distillers Fire Guts Landmark RICHMOND. Va., March 23. I/T|— Fire today gutted the two main buildings of the Dixie Portland Flour Mills in South Richmond, de-' stroyim; an ante-bellum landmark, .._ r „ Charles W. Thompson, company i Socoiiy-'Vaciium manager, placed the loss at about standard Oil N. J. .. SI.000,000. 'southern Pacific .... EN NAQURA, Lebanon, March 23. (/I')—Israel and Lebanon .signec an armistice agreement at the cus toms house here this morning. The armistice pact, second signet by Israel with one ol her Aral neighbors, was hailed by the hca of the Israeli delegation as "the be Binning of an era of pence and hap 31 7-8 p'ness for our part of the world. 52 3-4 I T nc Armistice agreement wa 34 7-8 < reached by Israel and Lebanese del 37 7-8 i egnlcs last Sunday nnd was Initial 58 7-8 1 ^ t' lc N- Today's ceremony was th 23 7-8 '• formal signing. The first armistice In Ihe Pales line war was signed at Rhodes Feb 24 between Egypt and Israel. 145 3-4 08 31 3-8 Scars Roebuck Radio Republic Steel 56 1-2 18 1-4 19 1-4 38 7-8 12 33 5-8 15 7-8 67 1-2 40 3-4 Canadian Government Moves fo Cut Income Tax 32 Per Cent and Liberalize Exemptions By Robert unnelle OTTOWA, March 23. (/F)—Tile Canadian government moved today to cut taxes sharply and provide more consumer goods for the people. A 32 per cent reduction in Income taxes and liberalized exemptions striking the names of 150.000 Income taxpayers from the rolls are features of the program. It also calls for a cut in taxes on earnings of small business firms: repeal or reducllon of a variety of othtr levies; removal of price control of many commodities; and relaxation of import restrictions on a long list of commodities. The new Canadian Income taxes are slightly lower than current United States rates in the lowest Income brackets, and higher In the others. Announcing nance Minister Douglas ~C. Abbott the program, Pl- excelled prosperity" lies ahead ot Canada. He said the danger of Inflation seems to have been passed, and "prices have begun to recede to more healthy levels." Swift approval of the program Is expected. Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent's national liberal party has a majority In parliament, and he Is prepared to take the tax cut Issue to the people In a general election. The program would lop $270,000,000—about 32 per cent of last year's tax revenues—from the national Income, Abbott estimated. He said the government still can wind up the fiscal year 1049-50 with a budgetary surplus of $87,000,000, after expenditures of $2,390,000.000. despite the tax cuts. This Is possible, the finance minister explained, because of the country's prosperous condition ana the 1574.000.000 bud- The Income lax program calls for exemptions to be raised from $750 to Sl.OOO for a single person; from $1,500 to S-.OOO for a married person; and from $100 to $150 for each dependent child. The exemptions and reduced rates would work out this way: A single man who paid $420 tax on a $3.000 Income this year would have to pay only $320 under the new tax formula. A $10,000 earner with a wife and two children would pay $1,582 instead of $1,930. A $100,- 000-a-ycar family man would pay $55.869 instead of $56,013. (The current Income tax rate In the United States calls foe. a tax of $358 for a single man earning $3,000; a tax of $1,167 for « married man with two children earning $10,000; and * tax of approximately $45,000 for a family man earning $100,000. (Exemptions In Ihc United States told parliament last night that at I get surplus piled up In the current are at the rate of $000 for the tax- ZI86 Z7M least another year of "almost un- 'year ending March 31, Argentina Seizes Raw Materials for Rationing BUENOS AIBES. March 23. HP)— Argentina today took the first stc: toward seizing all raw materials li -his country and parcelling their out under government order, fo purpose of keeping all Indus tries In operation. President Juan D. Pcron signe decree giving the Ministry Commerce and Industry contro over raw materials .whether pro duced In Argentina or Importc from abroad. Many small factories are report ed running short of ba.sic materla since Argentina stopped import Fnb. 1. A now plane to resume 1m ports was announced a week ago. Detroit Invites Olympics WASHINGTON, March 23. <ir> — President Truman today .signed Congressional resolution invitln the International Olympic Comml tee to hold the 1956 Olympic ganv at Detroit, Mich. Soybeans May payer and lor each dependent.) , July (F.O.B. Chicago) Open High Low Close 211TJ 214*1 211'i SI3 206 208-)i 306 203 Murder Trial Cloves Rapidly Defense Witnesses, Including Sister of Victim, Are Heard Testimony of two defense wit- esses was heard this morning In 10 trial of Ctuln Holland, 31-year- d Marie resident who Is charged 1th first degree murder In con- ectlnn With the fatal shooting of reddle Bynum, a relative, at tha oltanrt home in Marie January.3. The trial Is being heard by Clr- nlt Judge Charles "W. Light of nraRould In tile OsccolB District f Mississippi County clroult Court. Holland and his father, Q. A. lolland, also of Marie, were iirrest- d shortly after the shooting nnd liarged with first degree murder, 'hey were granted separate trials esterday. Testimonies or Otis Hodge and frs. Ouln Holland, were offered y defense attorneys shortly before oon today after the state had estcd its case. Mrs. Holland is a slsler of the mil who was killed. The case Is xpcctcd to go to the Jury late this ftcrnoon. Ouln Holland surrendered to hcrlff's deputies shortly after Bynun was killed and admitted shooing him with a shotgun but claimed elf defense. 'Hie elder Holland was. arrested Her an Investigation Indicated lial ho supplied his son with the holKim used In the killing. The next case on the docket Is hat of Ellis Keys, Jr., Wilson Nero, who Is charged with murder In onnccllon with the fatal shooting >f another Negro, Will Earl Dell, on Dean's Island Dec. 24. When ar- algncd Keys entered a pica of not guilty claiming self defense. 'Home Rule' Amendment Is Approved By Martin I* Arrowimlth WASHINGTON, March 23, m — Senate administration forces, defeated In * major "home rule" test on the rent bill, faced up to fight a fresh barrage ot amendments today. 'llio Senate late yesterday voted 46 lo 33 to let cities and towns Junk fcrterul rent controls whenever the governor of the state approved. Tlio amendment, sponsored by Senator Fulbrlght <D-Ark) was written Into the Senate Banking Committee's bill to extend rent controls U to 15 monUis. It permits some rent increases up to 10 per cont. Tiie Senate also decided, by voice vola, to rccontrol residential hotel apartments only In New v York and Chicago. ' The present rent law expires Mp.roh 31. Majority Leader Lucas (D-I1I) served advance notice he plans to keen the Senate In session today until action on the measure Is completed. The House aUfaitty has parsed a 15-month extender." Many Amendments Pending j Tiie Senate still had to vote on » long list ot amendments, all of them opposed by the Truman administration. One would knock out criminal penalties and triple damage suits filer! by Die housing expediter. Another would require that landlords bo guaranteed a "fair return" on their Investment, 61111 another would extend tent controls six tnontlis and provide ftlx months additional protection ; lor tenants who wanted it. The committee bill call* for a flat 12-month extension and three more month* o{ optional protection. /,' The Fulbrlght amendment k*ep« in the Senate bill a pn ting statt.s scrap rent UKe ov«r the any time. Fulbright'« plan simply goes a step further anaTeW^tlM or owns remove rent curbs, provld-* ed the governor sold all right. If lie didn't, that would block action. The House bill allows ajiy state, comity, city or smaller polltlcnJ subdivision to remove controls any time, regardless ol what the governor says. Fulbrlght told the Senate the purpose of his amendment Is to permit municipalities to shed controls when a state legislature Is not In session. He-burial Rites Arranged for Pfc. Ivan F. Bevill Military rites for Pfc. Ivan P. levlll, 27. son of Mr. and Mrs. Rube [levlll of Gosnell, will be conducted i>y the Dud Cason Post of the American legion, Sunday afternoon. Religious services will be conducted at the Gosncll Ilaptlst Church at 2 p.m. by the Rev. P. H. Jeriiljrnn, and the military ritos will be at the jravc In Elmwood Cemetery. Privnlc Bcvlll's Ixidy Is being re- ,urncd from Okinawa for burial lerc. He was killed by a sniper on Okinawa, May 10. 1945. Prior to entering .service March 15, 1041, he was engaged In farming near Clos- ncli, where he was born and had lived for 23 years. He was graduated from the Gosncll High School, and had completed a business course at the Oxford Institution in Chicago, III. He was a member of the Methodist Church at Gosnell. The holder of purple ncart. bronze star, and two combat stars, Private Bcvlll had been overseas nine months and In combat less than two months when he was killed. He was In the Initial landing, on Okinawa .as a part of the 96th Division. Survivors other than his parents include: two brothers, Andy and Clifton Bevill; six sisters, Mrs. John Bolln, Mrs. Inze Gentry, Mrs. James Nlcrsthclmcr, Mrs. Bill Wagon, Mrs. Glln Harrison, Jr., and Miss Margie Bevill, all of Blythevllle. Pallbearers will be Carlos Bevill, Dcwltt Van Cleve, J. T. Karnes, Garland Moody, Frank Perkins, nnd Tommy Hayner. The Cobb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Morley to Press ^ For Collection of State Income Tax LITTLE ROCK, March 23—(/P)— State Revenue Commissioner Dean Morley said today that he plans to' make fullest use of his limited authority to enforce collection of state income taxes from individuals. State Income tax statutes provide heavy criminal penalties against corporations and partnerships for "intent to evade" the tax. Morley said that In the case of Individuals who fall to flic returns voluntarily, his only authority !• through civil action. The commissioner can assess penalties of from 10 to 100 per cent, but to enforce collection, civil suits must be filed. The commissioner said today that he Intends to make the fullest use of that authority In his efforts to collect income taxes due from In- duals. He also reiterated previous statements that if Individuals voluntarily file delenqucnt returns, penal- tics will be waived and only the six per cent Interest, required by law, will be charged. Mrs. FDR Thinks Son Has Right to Run for A Seat in Congress HAMILTON, N. Y., March 23—<JP) —Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt feels her son. Franklin D., Jr., has as much right as anyone to run for a seat in Congress. - • The widow of the late president added, however, at a news conference yesterday that "I can't imagine why he or anyone else wants to get Into politics." The former first lady said FDR, Jr., did not consult her before deciding to seek the Democratic nomination for representative from New York's 20 District to succeed the late Sol Bloom. < Filipino Rebels Killed MANILA, Marcl) 23. ffi — The Philippine constabulary today announced 30 Oommurust-led guerrillas were killed on March 31 by a strafing ratd of Philippine air force I plan 1 - President Wants Work Accidents Cut in Halt WASHINGTON, March 23— (IPf— President Truman set a goal today of a million fewer work accidents each year. That would mean cutting in half the number of injuries men and women suffer while on the job. Mr. Truman announced this.aim in a speech opening the president'* conference on industrial safety. He said that the United State* has "placed the value of human life above private "profit" In contrast with totalitarian countries . where "men are though of as tool* 1 ot the »:«te,"

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