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BLYTHEVILtE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 8 Blytheville Dally New* Blytheville Courier Blythevtlle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEV1LLE, AUKANSAS, SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 1049 EIGHT PAGES Three Canadians ire Arrested at 'Peace' Meeting Immigration Officials Check Legality of Entrance into U.S. NEW YORK, March 26—W)— The arrest of 'three Canadians by federal agents at a session of the tension-charged "world peace" conference was reported today as the parley's keynote session began. Immigration officials were said to have taken the trio into custody last night at a conference banquet In the grand ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. They were to be questioned about the legality of their entrance Into the country. The three were named as Barker Tali-ley, vice president of the Can| adian Council of American-Soviet Friendship, his wife; Margaret, member of the Cultural Committee | of the Canadian Labor-Progressive (Communist) Party, and John Ooss actor and theater director. . Conference officials said only . loss is a delegate and that he was not disturbed at the dias last nigh! where he sat as an honored guest A dozen pickets were on hand al Carnegie Hall as the morning session began. Catholic War Veterans officials, leading the opposition to the meeting, said more than 3,000 pickets eventually would demonstrate. A U.S. magazine editor told the banquet last night Americans "do not want peace at any price." Greeted by Hissrs Hisses and jeers broke out six times in the grand ballroom of thi Waldorf-Astoria Hotel last night a! Norman Cousins, editor of the Saturday Review of Literature, spoke He accused the conference of ow Ing allegiance to an "outside gov ernment." There was some applaus when 'he sat down, but boos anc hisses almost drowned it out. Then'Playwright Lillian Hellman began her address...saying: "I would recommend. Mr. Cousins that when you talk about you hosts at dinner, wait until you hav gone home to do it." Outside,. 2,000 pickets, protcstin ^he conference, tramped and chant jfed in the rain. About the same number of writers artists and scientists from man parts of the world filled the con fefenpe - room ; to capacity as th three-day affair opened. Internationally-renowned Sovie Composer Dmitri Shostakovitch tol the assemblage he hoped the "genia efforts" of the parley would bea fruit. He heads a seven-man Sovie delegation. Speaking through an Interpreter he greeted his American hosts, say ing: "We are united with them in ac complishing the noble task of dc fending peace against its enemies. Urging a firmer "link between th representatives of culture of our tw peoples," he adderl: Called Pro-Fed "This friendship and the result ing mutual understanding will con tribute to the establishment peace in the world so much des ired by millions of ordinary peop' In all countries. Opponents of the peace confer ence charged that it is dominate by pro-Communist delegates. Th repeatedly was denied by the con ference chairman, Dr. Harlo Shapely, Harvard University asl ronomer. But America's secretary of stale. Dean Acheson. has called the meet- Ing "a sounding board for Com- ^aunlst propaganda." Peace Talks To Begin In China April 7 NANKING, March 26. </Pj—Chl- ese communists named peace del- gates today and set April 1 for the art ol negotiations to end the civil •ar. The , government, meanwhile, lunched an eleventh-hour drive or Nationalist unity to bolster Its xviition before the peace ooi'.ierence jeglns. A Red radio broadcast said Chou :n-lal. deputy to top Communist rfao Tte-tung. will heid the Com- lunist delegation. The conference ,'ill be at Pelping, now capital of 11 communist China in everything ut official name. The Red delegation was aiuiounc- d in a Chinese language voicecast. t gave the other four members of he group as Lin Piao. top Commu- ilst commander In Manchuria; Yeh Chien-clnn, head of the Pelp- ng Military Control Committee; n To-chu, former head ot the Shensi-Kansu-Ningsia border area' and Li Wet-han.. Slay Scorned Lover s Socialite, Commits Suicide NEW YORK, March 26. W— A sequence of scorned love, murder and suicide was described by police today after a society matron was found strangled in her luxurious Park Avenue apartment. Police said wealthy Mrs. Helen Rel'-br/j,-. 51, was slain by her love- smitten but spurned language tutor, who tlven flung himself beneath the wheels of a subway train two hours later. A note left by the tutor. Jose Del Pino, 57, a small, dark former university Spanish teacher, said Mrs. Heinnerg "broke my heart." by rebuffing his love. "I just got through making the greatest blunder of my life." the note said. "I can't think because I'm completely crazy." The note was apparently written after Mrs .Reinberg was killed, police said. Her near-nude body was found In her fashionable seven-room apartment yesterday. A black miri's necktie was knotted about her throat. Police said she had been dead about 24 hours. Mrs. Reinberg was the wife of • .wealthy Gustave Reinberg. vice |'A>resident of one of the world's largest copper mining firms, the Cerro de Pasco Copper Corporation. Po- Election Judges, Clerks Selected Voters in Seven Cities, Towns to Go To Polls April 5 Election Judges and clerks for the municipal election April 5 hi Bly- thevllle and six Mississippi County incorporated towns have been selected by the County Election Board, it was disclosed today. Blytheville Is the only city of the first class in the county but Osceola. has a census under way which Is expected to result in that city being advanced from the second to the first class cities. Osceola is not holding an election this year since elections lor second class cities are held biennially on the even-numbered years. The incorporated towns hold their elections every other year and on the odd-numbered years. These towns include Luxora, Dell, Leaoh- ville, Joiner and Keiser. Manila recently was advanced from an Incorporated town to a second class city and is electing offices this year for a- one-year.- period. Next year' the Manila ofiicers will be electe'd ' serve two-year terms. Th election board met in Osceola Thursday night to select the election Judges, clerks and alternates. R. H. Green of Huffman Is chairman of the board, and other members are Leroy Carter of Leachville, secretary, and Oliver Clark of Frenchman's Bayou. The list of election officials selected at this meeting follow: Blytheville Waid I--Judges: Ed Jones, L. G. Thompson, Jr., Charles Alford; clerks: Louis Lendennie, Ivy W. Crawford. Alternates—judges: Bryan Stewart, Bob Coleman, Vic Stilwell; clerks, Wilbura Wahl, Foy Eichieson. Ward II—Judges: James Terry. Matt Monaghan, James Nebhut: clerki: C. G. Redman, Charles R Moore. Alternates — Judges: Tom Little, Jr., G. H. Robson, John D. Burnett; clerks: J. J. Field, Hermon Carlton. Ward Ill-Judges: J. D. Lunsford, W. C. Higginson, Jack Finley Robinson; clerks: John Thro, Ebb H. Carson. Alternates—Judges, Roy Little, Ben Mac White, E. B. Woodson; c-lerks: Walter Day, Shelburne See ELECTION on Paje S Congress Voting Nation into Red, Cannon Warns Heavy Outlay Okayed But No Taxes Voted To Balance Spending WASHINGTON, March 26. M')— Rep. cannon (D-Mo), whose House Appropriations Committee rides lerd on government spending, said :od»y congress is voting heavy outlays without voting taxes to pay for them. He warned: "Eventually we must pay the fiddler." Cannon sounded the warning as the House prepared to add more than' $6.000,0i'o to funds recommended by the committee for flood control and iiver and harbor projects, In a statement in the Congressional record, the committee chairman declared: "The mythical Senator Clagliorn who voted for all approprlaticns and against all taxes Is represented here by members who voted to reduce taxes in the last session and are voting for every increase offered to this bill." The result, he said, "is vast expenditures with no thought of where the money Is coming from." Hiti "Rome" Aid Cannon said the funds being voted by Cohgr-ss without regard to how the bill will be paid must be provided for either "by increasing the national debt or raising new taxes." He was particularly Irked by what he called "home district" amendments to the flood control and rivers and harbors bill—amendments which Congressmen offered to get work done in their own districts. The bill came out of the Approbations Committee with a total ecoi-.mended expenditure of $586.62,000. When the House finished debating it yesterday its total was 593,292,270, and the Increases were xpected to remain after the final 'ote next Tuesday. Its total still is approximately im.000,000 below the President's request, but the Appropriations Jommittee promised supplemental unds If those recommended turn out to b* Inadequate. Endurance Fliers Refuel SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS S&J&fe The light plane of Bill Bards and Dick lilertel, Fullerton, Call!, endurance fliors, zooms low over Craig pick! :n Jacksonville, Flu., to take aboard containers of fuel and food from a ground crew racing along In their auto. <AP Wlrcpholo.) MIAMI, Fin., March 26. Wi— A pair of Cnllfoniln pllols determined to set a new endurance record for flying have passed (he 250-hour mark. At 12:44 mil. (EST) today they had logged 250 hours toward their goal of more than 726—the world's record sol in 1030. Adverse flying conditions In olh- cr parts of the country prevented Bill Bards mid Dick ntcilel from continuing north on the [Ivst leg of their return Journey to Pullor- ton, Calif. lice said he Is In Lima, business. Peru, on Osceola Editor Heads Cancer Fund Campaign Sam Hodges, editor of the Osceoia Times, has been named chairman of the South Mississippi County Cancer Fund drive, and announced today that the fund, campaign will be opened April 16. Mrs. caroli Watson, commander of the South Mississippi county unit, will insist Mr, Hodges in the dfiv*. (AP)—The announced France and Benelux Countries to Get 52 Square Miles of Germany PARIS, March 26. French Foreign Office today that 52 square miles will be sliced off of Germany and switched to France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Til all, 31 localities having 13,500 persons arc involved In the border realignment. The change is being made on a provisional basis. Permanence of the change will depend on an eventual peace treaty with Germany. The Allies signed peace treaties with Bulgaria, Romania, Yugoslavia, Italy and Finland In 1946. The East and West have failed to agree on terms for Germany, Austria and Japan. Germans reacted bitterly. The state cabinet of North Rhlnc-West- phalla said the decision violated th< Atlantic charter and Internationa law. House Back on Pension 'Merry-Go Ground' WASHINGTON, March 26. (/!>>— A still dizzy House was back on the veterans pension merry-go- round today. Rep. Rankln (D-Miss) stepped back to the controls yesterday to Introduce a limited pension bill for veterans of World War I. Only Thursday, after the House burled his multi-billion dollar pen sion bill for all World War I and II servicemen, a disappointed Ran kin had said no pension legislation could pass at. this session. But Just a day later he bounced back with his new proposal, Intro duced, he said, "by request." Hi said the American Legion »ru 'many members" of the House Vet erans Committee, of which he 1 chairman, had urged the new bill Of its prospects, Rankin declar •d: <Xm making ao pmUcUoa*. 1 * Truman's Staff Now Virtually Stripped of Top Military Aides By John M. IlifhUiwor WASHINGTON, March 20. (/]>)—The Truman administration is now virtually stripped of the military men who once played Important roles Senate Is Urged To Pass Foreign Aid Bill Monday But Wherry Declares GOP Amendment* May Delay It* Approval WASHINGTON, March 26. M'i— Majority Under Lucas (III) Uxlny uiRcd the Senate to.stick to uu.ili>e«i and pass the new »5,580.000,000 lor- clmi ntri program Monday. But Republican Floor Lender Wherry (Neb) predicted that ( ne bill will not be (Missed before Wednesday. He lold reporters Republicans have a lot of amendments they want to offer. Lucas promised a long session Motulny In an effort to wind up de- bnlc on iho bill to carry OH the European Recovery •'rrgrntn through June 30.1050. He sold the Senate could do It If Senators would quit talking about "extraneous" matters. While he mentioned, no initnes. (he obvious reference wns (o u three-hour speech vesterd*.v bv Senator Donncll (R-Mol oil ttie North Mlnntl* pact which will not come boforc Ihc Senate until after Its scheduled signing here April 4. The ndmlnlstrntlon's foreign aid program humped Into a counterproposal by Senator Capcharl <R- Tnrti yesterday. Capehart proposed to cut the nutlmrlznllon to »3,OOa,0(Hl.flOO. Ha said this amount would he ample, along with $3,700.000.000 In unshipped authorizations from the present net. (lalls It Finance Plan The Indiana Senator, who voted analnst foreign aid last year, la- belled the proftrnni R "European Finance plan" Instead of n recovery proKrnni. He Mild 11 was time the nntlon pnld more attention to tt» Conferees Agree On Extending Rent Controls \ 5 Months WASHINGTON, Mm-ch 26. (AP)—Senate House corW ferces today agreed on a. flat 15-muiHh extension of federal rent controls. The compromise vent bill provides for "home rule" de-' control ul any time, however. • Oratory Winner Foodhandlers' Tests Not New For Blytheville A city ordinance requiring health certificates for toodhandlers has :>een in effect here since 1926 and :he ordinance passed this week by the city Council superceded it principally by adding chest. X-rays as a part of the physical examination. It was stated today. Both the new ordinance and the measure It sunercerted set up the requirements that all foodhandlers Blythevllle be examined and certified as free from contagious diseases. The new ordinance added emphasis on chest x-rays for the detection of tuberculosis. The 23-year-old health measure was Ordinance 338 of 1926. It was passed by the City Council when Dr. A. M. Washburn was city health officer. Mrs. Annabel! Fill, county health nurse, said today that approximately 500 health certificates had been issued to foodhandlers here recently under the old ordinance. To promote health work In the city, the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association sponsored the new ordinance which included the x-ray requirement. Mrs. C. G. Redman, executive secretary' of the tuberculosis association, and Mrs. Fill pointed out that both agencies work in the interests of public health. Tlie tuberculosis association docs health promotion work • and the County Health Unit here carries out the work of the several health programs currently under way. Enforcement of the old ordinance was carried out before the war but was strengthened greatly when Army authorities pressed inspections of eating places when the air base was In operation here. Oklahoma*, Dies In Wind Storm Tornadoes Strike Many Communities In Two State A*,fjj| ' ' *'>r '^1* '* McALESTER, Okla., , Mareh- *. (IP;— A tornado wrecked the village of Crowdcr, is miles north of here. +ln the nation's foreign policy. President Truman did not plan it .hat way, despite the often severe criticism leveled at him luring his list term for ( thc "military Influence" which some columnists and awnmkcrs saw in U.S. foreign af- 'atrs. It has been a series of rcsigna- .ions. most of which he accepted reluctantly, which has substantially changed the character of Mr, Truman's team of advisors on intcr- oaiienBl .matttrm, •! ^f~ b;} ' ,« - f f belore dawn today and killed at least one person. The body of Jane Colbert, about 45. had been recovered by midmorning and searchers were still going through the ruins. First reports said at least -three were killed, but the State Highway Patrol sala some of those at first, believed dead might be among approximately 20 injured brought to McAlcster hospitals. The twister llutleiied most buildings in the village of 378 population, leaving only a tew stone structures intact. Violent winds also swept the community of Hajwood, 11 miles west of McAlestcr, but no deaths or serious mjurie were reported there. Haywood's High School Gymnasium was demolished, the railway station damaged and two railway freight cars overturned by the wind. Rcofs were ripped from at least three homes and many farm buildings. Telephone and power lines In the CroR-dcr area were blown down. The Red Cross v reported that 8O per cent of Crowder was destroyed. It rushed a mobile disaster unit to the area with 150 cot s and 300 blankets. The State Highway Department received word that a, sharp windstorm struck the Wcslvllle district of Adair County, 100 miles northeast of McAlcster, and 25 miles west of Fayctk'vtJIe, Ark. Some buildings were unroofed, but there were no tatalUies, tired as a member of thV President's White House staff and Oen. Walter "Bedell .Smith quit one of the nation's most important diplomatic assignments, that of ambassador to Moscow. Leahy, who during the war U.S. envoy to Vichy, France, was Mr. Trumnn's chief of staff. In the early days of the lulmlnlslration he reportedly played a large part In developing this nallon'fi "tough" policy toward Russia. The resignations started In January when the ailing Oen. George C. Marshall quit as secretary of slate and was replaced by Dean Acheson, an attorney and former State Department official. At the same time Robert A. Lo- vctt was wartime assistant secretary of war for air. Secretary of Defense James For- restnl's resignation Is effective at the end of this month. He is crcdlt- :<l by Insiders with having been leeply concerned with the development of foreign policy—as well as strictly military affairs. Forrestn] will be placed by Louis Johnson, an attorney and former commander of the American Legion, who is expected to concentrate on military matters, except where they directly affect foreign policy. own economy. Industrial levels In Marshall Plan nations already are Hearing or are ii)i to pre-war levels, Capehnrt said. I3ut Senator Vandenberg fn-Mlch\ ranking OOP member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said that's not an accurate yardstick to use on Europe's over-all economic recovery. Bolh Vnnrtenberg and Committee Chairman Connally (D-Tex> have nskcd the Senate to approve the full 15,580,000,000 authorization. If M :*>•», *ey«JViount could be cut »*a»lDii when Congress ppropriation. TirVuy disclosed that the EGA plans to spend »1,K>4,000,000 for farm products In the year starting July 1, Jimmy Lowe Huffman Polio Victim Shows Improvement Ralph Cassidy of Huffman, five- year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Georgo Cassidy, who is In the University Hospital In Little Rock being treated for poliomclltis. Is said to be somewhat Improved, but authorities report some paralysis. Ralph was removed to the Little Rock hospital from a Blythevllle Hospital earlier this month, after doctors here had diagnosed his condition as polio. This diagnosis was confirmed by medical reports received at the North Mississippi County Health Unit today. Members of the family reported that paralysis about the face would probably aftcct the child's speech, according to reports at the hospital. There are three other children In the family. Nory Refutes Reports Of Subs in China Waters SHANGHAI, March 26. (ff>—U. S. Navy source* scoffed today at the Chines* Communist claim that three American submarines had appeared off the Red-held Manchur- lan port of Hulutao. These sources said no American undersea cr»ft have been In China *M*n «iao* lut aontt. Texas Towns Hit FORT WORTH, Tex., March 26. «V-Four persons were injured seriously and 12 homes were destroyed when a tornado struck Springtown. Tex., early today. Springtown Is a town of 70X1 about 20 miles northwest of Fort Worth., The highway patiol said many other persons suffered minor injuries. Tornadic winds in Texas yesterday struck Dcsdemona, Alvord, Seymour. Dallas and Benjamin, causing heavy damage. Many other towns and cities were swept by windstorm, rain and hail. One windstorm at El Paso blew Alocvt Allen Avery, 36, off a. school roof, latally Injuring him. The tornado at Desdemona injured at least 18 persons. M. L. Arthur of the highway patrol radio station said that four persons scrtouMy Injured at Springtown were taken to a. hopltal at Fort Worth. New York Cotton NEW YORK. March 26 Wj—Closing cotton quotations: High Low Close May 32.20 32.15 32.15 Jly 31.13 31.03 Oct. 28.30 28.25 Dec 23.05 28.02 Mch 27.89 27.87 Miy . ........ 2166 21.84 Middling »pot: 33.52N, up 4 nominal). 31.13 28 JO 28.07N 27.91N 27.67N (N- Girl, Heroine ot Fire, To Leave Hospital for 'Dream House' Dedication CHICAGO. March 26. W—Roberta Lee, 14 year old fire heroine, will play the leading role tomorrow in the dedication of her $18,000 "dream house." Some 100,000 persons are expected at the program In suburban Des Piaincs. Roberta still Is confined to the Cook county Hospital for treatment of severe burns suffered when she rescued her four brothers and sisters from their blazing home Feb. 17. But she will leave the hospital for a few hours for thp dedication proRvam. A message from President Truman will be read. Mayor Mnrtin Kenncily and other city and state officials will make speeches. Probate judge William F. Waugh yesterday set up a trust agreement to make sure Roberta and her family get full value from $29.000 in gifts showered on her by admirers Included Is the $18.000 dream home and $11.202 In cash, all donations to the little fire heroine. The title in the house will be placed In trust for I he seven children of Mr. and Mrs. Waller Mason. Mason Is Roberta's stepfather. The cnsh becomes the exclusive property of Roberta with S10.000 to be. Invested In government bonds and the balance used for medical expenses. Fund Reports In Red Cross Drive Sought Jack Finley Robinson, chapter chairman for the fund campaign Ming conducted by the Chlckasaw- ba District of the American Red Cross, today Joined City Chairman W. P. Pryor and outlying district chairman William Wyatt in urging solicitors to make collection reports to the Red Cross office, even though they are incomplete. Tlie three directors of the campaign pointed out that the .month lor conducting the campaign would end next Wednesday and even though only partial results would be compiled at that time, it was hoped thul all communities and all sec- tfoiw of BlythEvifle would be represented on the first report to national headquarters. Mr. Robinson pointed out that reported collections showed this chapter still $1,000 short of the halfway mark. He Indicated that those conducting the campaign felt that the slowness with which the funds arc being collected was due to the fact that chairmen for communities were not reporting collections until they had canvassed the entire community. Yesterday, the collection were upped to $6,137.35, and one community, Ynrbro. with Milton Bunch, chairman .topped the $175 quota, by reporting an additional »2«. Partial reports were also received from the Clear Lake Negro solicitation, headed by T. J. Green, of $16. In Blythevllle the total was brought to $3.428.55 by the addition of J133 to collection from the section from Railroad to Second Street, by chairmen C. P. Rambo and R. J. JWorris; W from Ward Two. headed by chairman Mrs. W. D. Cobb; $5 Irom Ward One headed by chairman Mrs. Earl Buckley and $9 from Mrs. Wade Jeffries, chairman of solocitation In Ward Three. flre Damages Garage Fire of an undetermined origin caused heavy damage to a garage at the home of c. C. Councllle at J500 West Walnut yesterday after noon. Fire Chief Roy Head stated thai the fire is believed to have starlcd in a small room In the rear of the garage which was used as a stor* room. BHS Senior Wins Oratory Contest Jimmy Lowe Is Area Winner; Will Compete In State-Wide Event Jimmy Lowe, Clylhevllle High School senior, wns area winner o the American Legion oratorical con test for Northeast Arkansas In com petition at Arkansas State Colleg at Jonesboro yesterday. Jimmy will represent this area I the state contest at Little Roc Friday. This will be the secpn time he has represented tlili area, which cqycrs four Legion dwrlets He won first place in the area las year and placed second in the stat contest. "Our Living. Constitution" wa the Biibjpct of Jimmy's oration yts terday. Tlie 10 to 12 minuto pro pared oration was supplemented b an extemporaneous oration of four j to six minute!) in length on a subject drawn by a member of the audience. Jimmy's toplo for (his oration was on Section Two, Article Tlirefi of the Constitution, relative to the formation of the Judicial bran:h of the Unllcd States government. The Legion contests are sponsored each year and winners In various schools compete In district contests and the winners represent the district In the area contest. Jimmy wns unchallenged In Blythe- vllle and the district. Tlie winner In the slate contest will receive a HOO scholarship to an Arkansas College, and will represent Arkansas in the regional contest, the winner of which competes in the national oratorical contest. The conference committee agreed si night on a provision which lets ates, cities, towns and villages get d of rent curbs If the state for*nor approves. The conferees are seeking to Iron ut differences between rent eon- ol bills passed by the House and cnatc. They have not yet reachtd n agreement on what to do about cut Increases. Senator Sparkmaii U-Ala) called that "the toughest ul of all" to crack, Tho present rent law expire^ : next 'hinsclay, March 31. The Hous* >assed a bill to continue controls 6 months, through June 30, 1950. lie Senntc measure called for •• 2-to-15 month continuance. Senator Maybank (D-8C) uld ho Senate conferees agreed to adopt he House provision because ' th* louse group yielded yesterday and ook the Senate's version of "home p ule" decontrol. Maybank said he expected th* conferees either will knock out tb* 'ent Increase* provisions of both th* House and Semite bills, or decide o put them both In the final version. ' However, an Associated Preu »ur- vcy Indicated there would, be ho tcncrnl rush by local communities o get rid of controls under suchV aw. The check showed many city officials and several governors, la favor of continued control*. (Blythevllle Is In a rent control ftren. Tile local real estate board recently adopted a resolution which was forwarded to Washington urging that rents be de-controlled. Realtors contend that some of th* property under control needs repairs which the owners ire reluctant to :'f make If they must spend their mpn- v ny without hope of obtaining higher rentals. They also IneUt that removal of rent controls would encourage new construction for ten* nn Us In the lower Income bracket*.) Prnent Law Expire* Tkarsdayj Tlie present federal rent law'ex- pires, next Thursday, March W. Tn« House has pasted * bill to a , . proved bill provldei (or month continuance, . .' • ^^ . That Is one of the difference* th* Senate-House conference commute* still has to Iron out. Another-4h« one Sptrkman called the "tougheet nut"—deals with rent mere****. : Tlie Senate bill call* (or torn* not ncreasea up to 10 per cent, In two five per cent steps. ,Under the Hoiun measure, the government would Have to fix rent ceilings, "so far a* New York Stocks <Clo*lng Quotations) Am. T and T I« 3-4 Am. Tobacco , 67 5-8 Anaconda 31 3-8 Beth Slecl 31 1-2 Chrysler ';.'. 525-8 National Distillers 18 3-8 Gen. Elec 37 1-4 Oen. Motors M 7-8 Int. Harvester 23 3-1 Mont. Ward 57 1-8 N. Y. Central 11 J. C. Penney 47 Se.irs, Roebuck 31 l-» Radio 13 1-8 Republic Btl. . 235-8 Socony-Vacuum 16 Std. Oil N J 661-4 Southern Paclllc 41 5-8 Texas Co. 53 5-8 U. S. St«el . .............. 711-1 Jimmy represented Blylhevllle lust yenr as a Junior, when ordinarily only seniors compete In the contest. He is not only active In oratorical work but is treasurer of the Boy's Beta Club, member of the National Honor Society, has a leading role In the senior play. Is treasurer and drum major of the High School band and vice-president'of the high school choir. His teachers report him as above average In scholarship, other activities Include active participation In the First Christian Church and winning of the Bronza Palm and the Qod and Country Award for his Boy Scout Work. He Is an Eagle Scout Jimmy was accompanied to Jonesboro by his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Lowe, and their other son. Jerry, and Miss Luna Wllhelm, speech teacher at the Blythevllle High School. Mrs. Frank Wilks Suffers Injuries In Auto Accident Mrs. Frank Wilks of Caruthersville. Mo., formerly Miss Tlsha Smith of Blythevllle, Is in Walls Hospital today undergoing treat tncnt for Injuries received In an accident near Caruthcrsvlllc late yesterday afternoon. Attendants at the hospital sold that Mrs. Wilks had a very good night, and her Injuries arc not believed serious. She Is said to have facial lacerations, a broken collar bone and other minor Injuries, but apparently no Internal injuries. Her mother. Mrs. J. F. Smith ol Blythevllle, said that they h«d not learned the details of the accident but that her daughter was alone In her car just tielow the "Y" on U.S Highway 61 near Caruthersvllle and either side-swiped or was sideswiped by a second car. Mrs. Wilks car Is said to have turned over several times, throwing her clear of the car, which was demolished The driver of the other car is said to have reported the accidenl snd assisted in getting Mr*. WUte to » doctors offios. iraclicable" andlords at a level to awur* reasonable return on the reasonable value" of their property. Rep. Paul Brawn (D-Oa.), spoil- Mr of that provision in the Roust, is a member of the conference committee. Sparkman said it had been suo gestcd that both the House and th* Senate provisions dealing with rent Increases be keat In the final bill. Sparkman, chief of the Senate group, said the compromise bill "i» better is It stands now than the separata bills passed by the two houses." He predicted that.Presi- dent Truman will sign It when It gets to the White House, probably early next week. Home Role Sought "The home rule" provision aj»« proved by the conferees keeps st Senate section which lets state legislatures pass laws removing federal rent controls throughout th* state or in certain areas. Such a law would have to be th* governor, but If he vetoed It, th* legislature could override him. Also retailed In the bill Is th« Senate provision letting the IndU vidual states take over rent controls. On the "home rule" side, the conferees further agreed on separate machinery for removal of rent controls by Incorporated cities, towns and villages in cases where the state governor gave his blessing. If he did not approve, that would end It. The resolution calling for local decontrol would be sent to the governor by the local governing body —a city council, for example—after holding a, public hearing on the matter. If the decontrol action freed th* "major portion" of an official rental area, the expediter also would have to decontrol "any unincorporated locality "In the remainder of the area. Weather Ar*an>u larftui: showers and local thunderstorm this afternoon and In east portion early tonight. Not so warm tonight. Sunday, partly cloudy and mild. Mlisourl forecast: Partly cloudy, with showers and thunderstorm* east. Colder west. Sunday, partly cloudy, continued mild. Low tonight, 40 to 50; high Sunday, middle 5fo to lower 80s. Minimum this morning—5*. Maximum yesterday—75. • Sunset today—6:17. Sunrise tomorrow—8:54, PreclpItaUon M boon to T ft*. today— IM. . . Total sine* Jan. t—1741. Mean temperature (midway between high and tow—«». |» ItMGb—fUl

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