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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS DOMINANT NEWSPAPBR OF NORTHKAgT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLII1—NO. BlytherUl« Dally New* BlyttwvWe Courier Blytheville Herald UIululppl Valley Uttte m,YTHBVIU-K, AHKANSAS, KIUDAY, AIMUI, 5, SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS' RUSSIA, IRAN SIGN AGREEMENT ON OIL School Building Program Needed Jones Declares State Commissioner Says Many Districts Hopelessly In Debt general Reduction Of Rates To Be Made By Power Company LITTLE ROCK, April 5. (UP) — icores of Arkansas and Missouri owns and cities served by the Arkansas-Missouri Power Corpora- ion of lilythcvilie, stood today to eccive $175,000 in annual rule rc- Inctions after company official's •esterday complied with a "sug- :eslion" of Ihe Slate Public Service Commission to reduce their rates. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April (UP) — The public schools of Arkansas need between S30.000.000 and $80.000,000 to replace crumbling buildings and obsolete equipment and many districts stand to em the present term hopelessly in debt. Education Commissioner Ralph B Jones said today. "Because of the war and its labor and material shortages." Jones said "many districts allowed their build ings to deteriorate until now there' hardly one district in the state tha doesn't need at least one new build ins-" Jones estimated that S30.000.00 is needed urgently and immediate! lor buildings and equipment. Thei not less than $10,000,000 a year fo three to five years would be neees sary to give the state "adequate physical plants. "Federal aid appears to be the only answer to the financial problems which now have reached serious proportions in Arkansas' schools, 1 ' Jones said. "Few districts have any money at all for the most necessary repairs." State lnw provides that districts cannot erect new buildings only after lx>oks were bought and teachers salaries and other expenses were paid. However, a wartime shortage of teachers necessitating higher salaries has created shortages for other items. The law also provides that construction funds can be obtained by local, bond Issues or by borrowing from' state revolving funds. However, the commissioner declared. few districts want to go into debt until they can sec their way clear to pay out within a reasonable time. -In addition to federal aid, which ''" ' James Hill, Jr., president of the corporation, telephoned the decision to commission chairman Charles C. Wine only minutes before a deadline alter which the commission had planned to serve the company with a show-course order. Amounting to approximately nine j>er cent, the reduction stemmed from an informal investigation Jnarie lay thc commission on ils ;own niolion last Feb. 11. In addition to thc reduction, Hill told Wine that the company Jilso agreed lo set up a revolving fund on a sliding scale, effective Jan. 1. 19-11. under which all reve nue al>ove the six per cent allowable return on its investment would be set aside in a customers' refund account. Figures of the commission's in- '.veRtrgation had heen compiled, and the company had been given unti 4 p.m. yesterday to decide If It would grant thc reduction. Among the Arkansas cities am towns bencfittlng by the reduction arc Blytheville, Mouette, Leachvillc, Luxora, Walnut Ridge, Hoxic. Pocahontas, Corning, Rector, Mammoth Surings, Hardy and many others served out of these. Jones suggested three other ways to finance the school building and operating program. 1. Increase the stale contribution. If the present upward Irend in state income continues, Jones ...... said, there is a possibility of more ','crc'tc money for the schools. Concrete Block Plant To Open Crandall Kinningham Will Manufacture New Building Material ..Plans . for a new business con- 'cern for Blylheviile were made public today when Crandall Kinningham announced that he Is establishing a complete and modern factory for manufacturing concrete building blocks. The new firm will be known as the Con- Products Company. Kinninghnin said that hi: In n statement Issued this morning by James Hill Jr., president, of the company, Mr. Hill stated that his company has been working on plans for a general rate reduction ever since thc war ended. IM fact, he said, one such voluntary! rale reduction has already been put Into effccl—back In Dccem. ber—when the Company's rural commercial and residential rates were lowered. In thc fall of 1945 a general study of problems relating to a •ate revision was initiated by the ^ower Company In order that as many customers as possible might receive the benefits of savings that had been realized l>ecause of the efficient operations of the company and through the Increased use of electricity by customers of the company, according lo Mr Hill's statement. At that time, in order to spread the benefits of a rate reductloi to as many customers as possible and to each community served bj the company, all of Its local managers were called In and vequestcc to make a thorough study of ex istiug conditions from a loca standpoint. During the ensuing months, tin Company has been gathering In extensive data necessary to put into effect a rate revision that would give its customers as low a rate as possible, without sacrificing the finality or dependability of their service. Not until February 11, according to Mr. Hill, dlii the Company know Hint thc Public Service Commission planned to start a rate .study. At that time] he commission sent- several rep-' resentatives to Blytheville where thc Company co-operated with hem in making a thorough study of all the company's records. When asked about the j>erccnt- age that the new rate would affect ench Individual electric bill. Vlr. Hill said that- he did not- know [low the commission arrived at. thc figure or a nine per cent reduction, inasmuch as 'it cannot be determined at this time how much it will affect each customer's hill; but, he continued, the reduction, together.with the recent rural rate reduction, will affect all of the company's residential and commercial customers which make up over 97 per cent of the electric consumers in thc area served. Already the industrial users of electricity in this territory are receiving one of the lowest power rates available Truck Drivers Stage Walkout At Briggs Plant 119,000 Auto Workers Laid Off By Strikes In Allied Industries cool .strike crippled steel The ,>ro<luctlon today a.s the automobile industry was slowed down by steel shortages and a trunk drivers' walkout. A strike of 11.1 truck drivers Idled 12,000 employes of Hie Briggs Manufacturing Company plant, which makes auto bodies. The DrlggH shutdown, In turn resulted In the closing of assembl> lines at the Plymouth Auto auc Kcrchevai liody plants or chryslc Corporation. About 2,500 worker. Submits Iran's Reply (For the 1945-46 school year, tho|. nc «- fi rm , which lie hopes to Have state allocated 511,942.259 to tlie | in operation within a few weeks school fund, or 54.95 per cent of the. j svi ij manufacture Mocks svith total state income of 521.733.729, However, the state has allocated 513.900,000 for the 1946-47 year— the maximum amount permitted by law.) 2. Increase and equalize tax ib- sessmcMts. A Little Rock school official pointed out recently, Jones said, that the assessed valuation o! property in Little Rock—and possibly throughout the state—dropped nearly one-third in 1933. and has never riser* to Us veal value. 3. Raise the present 18 mill tnx which districts can levy. Jone.s said Arkansas schools received §9,014,831 in 1945-40 or 41.48 per cent of their total income from local taxes. How- ; e.vcr. he added that if the levy wero raised, it, was likely the assessment would Iw lowered proportionately— with the income remaining the same. The commissioner pointed out thai at this time 3,0053 districts are voting the 18 mill limit, and only 292 districts are voting less than 18 mills. Harrison School Has Open House Here Yesterday Harrison Negro School had an "open house" yesterday morning for white citizens of Blytheville in order that they might see students in classroom activities and observe the program being carried on for National Negro Health Week. The 40 people, who visited between the hours of 9 and 12 o'clock, were shown through school rooms and told of the work students arc doing. Climax of the morning was a tea honoring visitors in the Home Economics Building. It was prepared and served by Home Economics students. 7n discussing their visit, citizens said they were particularly impressed with the iiphalctcriiig of chairs and window scats done by Home Economics students and the reading of first grade pupils. One of the most outstanding displays for the visitation day was the health posters in the halls More than 500 students of various ages are in daily attendance. which creates a problem for the slaff of 11 teachers at Harrison. In the fourth grade class, there are 84 students enroled and In many instances two children sit In one seat. Negro citizens visited the school yesterday afternoon. specially designed vibrator machine The vibrator method of manufacturing blocks, lie claims, produce, the best concrete block that cai .be built and far surpasses thi old-fashioned method of making them with a lamping machine. In adttiou to producing concrete blocks, the new factory Is expected ito turn out other concrete pro- 'riucts such as fence posts, fotmda- ;tion blocks, etc. Sand, gravel, and cement also will be handled by ;lhe new firm. In order to establish a trade name for Ilk company's principal product. Mr. Kinntngharn scl- ,cctcd the name of "Bly-Block." in Honor of the city of Blytheville where h 0 says he expects to market a large portion of his building blocks. In addition to the benefit that would naturally accrue to a town by virturc of having any new bus- ne.ss. Mr. KinninKhani pointed out that it is liis opinion that, ttiis new factory will contribute in the continued growth of Blytheville both from a stand-point of making more building materials available and from a standpoint of Ihe additional payroll it will produce. He this section of the Some of the reductions, estimated, will amount than nine per cent. country Mr. Hill to more kcrc laid off at the Plymouth plan 1 mid 2.000 nt the Kcrchcval factory Another 2.000 will be sent horrn from the Kcrchcval plant wltlvli a few hours, plant officials said. '. Tlie new developments broURJi to 119.000 the number of autouio bile employes made Idle by strikes The Bviggs' truck drivers, mem- 1 her of the United Automobile Workers Union (CIO), reportedly walked not in n dispute over seniority provisions of a new contract. Picket Lines Set Up Meanwhile, striking tugboat workers set up picket lines which tied up the port of Philadelphia. The picketing threatened a complete shutdown of all operations In the port because of the unwillingness of other union members to cross :hc picket lines. In other labor disputes, an agree- •nent was. reached to end the 150- :lny walkout against the Yale slid Town c Lock Co. at Stamford, conn., and a settlement was reported near in the strike against International Harvester Co. Negotiations to settle the strike of 400,000 soft coal miners were stymied as th c walkout entered Its fifth day. Only a strong protest from government mediator Paul Fuller prevented Dissident j<^m L. Lewis of the united Mine Worit- ers, (APL). from withdrawing from the conferences. Nearly 700,000 workers were Idle In strikc.s_ across the country. In other major developments: I. Tile stale of New Jersey seized and began operating nine gas plnnls strike which would service to 3.000,000 Nations Will Set Up Joint Oil Company; Red Troops To Leave TKHKAN. April fi. (U.I'.)—Russia and Iran today signed a treaty providing fgr ustaljlishnienf of a JointKusV ranian ml company ami evacuation of the Red Army from The dneuiiHMit. wan sifted by Premier Ahmed-GtiavaHi id Soviet Ambassador Ivan Sadchlkov less than 12 hours *_.?. r , ll , c . V' ul , c<l Nu , tlon ? Secui-ity Council had .tem'porarily. bookspn Iran's complaint ngainst Russia. loso«l Hosed Russians Charge Treaty Violated Americans Accused Of Buying Iceland Tracts For Bases MOSCOW, April 5. press charged -'Hie today that Iranian Ambassador Hussein Ala, cli'legiilc U> UNO, holds his niiltiin'ii •eply to the Security Council's request (or Informullon on the Iran- Soviet crisis Just before It was read lo Urn United Nations Security Conference. The reply offered to withdraw linn's charges If Russia will quit Iran by May tt. (N13A Telcpholo.) American forces In Icelmid* seek- IK permanent military'bases con- rnry lo treaty obligations, are buy- 'B U!> large trncl* of land and •Ivlslng sellers to keep quiet, about h[> deals. Moscow nnwspapers launched « :atnpalgn against Ainurlcan policy n Iceland and "Anglo-Saxon n general around tin- wortd lu the. Rotarians Hear The Rev. Sturdy Minister's Address ... On 'This Atomic Age', Delivered Thursday "Atomic power Is Krenlly destructive, and spiritual power n.s vitally constructive." the Rev. Bales Sturdy, pastor of Lake Street Melhoillsl Church, lold Hotarlans and their Inspectors Find Stolen Fortune Postal Department Recovers $153,150 Missing Two Years JACKSONVILLE. Fin.. April 15. (UP) — Postal inspectors digging deep underground last night found $153.150 in long-sought cash which was stolen from the post office here two years ago. The discovery ended a long search which had. as the only cine, the declaration that "it is buried" from Joseph D. Marshall, postal employe who confessed the theft but died before he could be tried. Inspectors found the $153.150 buried in tin cans and glass jars, nin^ feel underground in the back yard of the Marshall home, which had been kept under almost constant watch The theft occurred on May 11, 1944, estimated his yearly payroll will Marshall, a clerk In the registry di- to prevent hnvc shut off users. 2. Attempts [ailed to settle streetcar and bus strikes In Detroit and Akron, O. 3. Three-thousand striking workers prepared to return to work nt the two Indianapolis plants of tlie! and its four destructive elements. Link-Belt Co., world's largest man-1 The first, the radlnlion wnvu, ifncturer of power transmission I which travels with the .speed of hnlns. The strikers accepted a light; second, pnrticlcs that fa'.l 0-cent hourly wage increase. ) when the bomb explodes; thin!. guests at the luncheon meeting yesterday at Hotel Noble. In discussing his subject. "Till Atomic Age," he compared the evil powers of destruction with powers of good. He spoke of the 25-pound atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki. Japan Local Students To Participate In Book Contest Students of y«rbro School' and Central School will be In Memphis Sntvurmy lo rmrllulpntu in the Junior League Qu)z-»»rt.v, amount to more than $10.000. with steady year-nround work being provided for at least five to seven persons. Mr. Kinningham. who will actively manage this new plant.' is well known in Blytheville having lived here most of his life. After graduation from Blytheville High School in 1938 he became employed on a Mississippi River steamboat. Afl^r a relatively short time he acquired his pilot's license and is now one of the youngest men ever to hold a pilot's license, and one of the few inen who possess vision, worked the theft by switching registry numbers and stuffing the money package with old papers. The. money had. been consignee to the First National Bank in Miami from the Federal Reserve brMicri bank here. News of the discovery was announced in Washington by Chic Postal Inspector James J. Dor.in He said that three inspectors madi the find, and that the cash wa: stuffed in two paraffin-sealed til cans and two glass jars, nine fee under ground. Suspicion was bought to bear or Stwl Mills Slecl mills in Pittsburgh and Chicago production areas already were banking furnaces because of speed lie coal shortage, and heavy Indus- | The shock waves, which travel with ttic speed of sound and the last, blast wave, which travels witli the same as the shock wave, first wnvo alone made trr ries faced curtailment of steel [a half mlln away Durst Into name.-. supplles. The automotive Industry's steel supplies already were below lormal as the result of steel strikes. Ford was forced to reduce. vco- luclion by 20.000 units this week and Hudson suspended production because of a strike against Midland steel at Cleveland. O. In the New Jersey gas dispute. GKbv. Walter E. Edge Invoked an anti-strike law passed eight (lays ago lo sei/.e the utlllies. Strikers belonging to six independent unions walked off the job at midnight, listened to officials read the governor's executive order, and went back lo work. At Washington, a conference was recessed without completing work on a new contract lo end the 74-day strike by. 30,000 employes of International Harvester. Tlte All four combined killed almost every pcrr,on and seriously injured the remaining within a O.ROO foot radius. '."The pressure a half mile from Nagasaki was six tons per square foot." he said. Remarking that this was almost inconceivable power, the Rev. Mr. Sturdy gnve quotations from Ihc Bible concerning spiritual power. . "Alomic energy of the heart is love and appreciation; understanding power: patience and gentleness power and Christian testimony is spiritual atomic energy." His closing thought wns "God's designs are for citizens with power •to place both feet on the earth the land spread His cause to their fellow men." Guests other than the speaker were William P. Crow; II, K. Vinson editions reporting the United Nations Security Council post- mncmcnt of the Soviet-Iranian R»e until May 6. The government, organ Izvestla moled n.1'lentil from Danish and Swedish newspapers attacking ul- cgcd American attempts lo dig ii »\ Iceland and secure pormunen l)nsc.i coi'>"aiy to treaty provisions Ivan Snrtchlkov Today's .outburst, climaxed a Rtd« M»y growing trend In the Soviet press The The new treaty provides: 1. Agreement, "In principle" . to establish a Soviet-Iran Joint -oil company following election of a icw Iranian parliament .and re- from the books of a statute which prohibits Iranian officials from discussing oil. • 2. Evacuation or Red Amy forces within »lx weeks, from March 24 3. Recognition : of the Azerbaijan autonomy problem as an internal nutter which will j» solved by Iran on .her ;bwn,;, ._•, : . nWuMioD Pr»niMt«d The HoRty' prpvl,\J that the oil company will be .established within seven moths from March'Sl Present Iranian law provides, a penalty of eight years In'Jan' for any olficlal who discusses the question of oil concessions In any manner. Tlui seven-months period will enable Iran'to hold new elections which may not be conducted, under Iranian law, until all foreign troops have «vacuat«4 Iranian «vacuat*d Iranian soil. The term of the former Majlis or Pj!!!i = ment lias expired and Irnn currently is without an elective constitutional/body. Tho treaty w»s .'announced by Premier Ahmed O^iavahi at a. nv (8 p. m. BST Ail 11 4) today after 48 hours of nlmoBt continuous negotiation with Soviet' Ambas»«rtor license lo pilot a steamboat all j Marshall after it was noted, after the way from Pittsburgh. Pa., to the theft, that his wife had been New Orleans. spending large amounts of money on clothes and gifts. Marshall died during an abdom- nal operation Au£. 10, 1944—two month alter the Iheft^-wlthoul ever disclosing where the money was hidden except to say "it is burled." Chicago Wheat r>ee . May . 183V- 183ii 1M'. 183',. 18314 183',t 1B314 183',4 N. Y. Stocks AT&T 191 Amer Tobacco 931-4 Anaconda Copper 43 Beth Steel 107 Chrysler 135 3-4 Coca Cola 195 Gen Electric 48 3-8 Gen Motors 74 1- Monlgomery Ward 91 1-2 N Y Central Hit Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel Radio 27 1-2 D4 12 734 5-8 17 5-8 Socony Vacuum IS 3-3 Studebaker 31 Standard of N J 70 1-2 Texas Corp 62 1-1 1'nckairt 10 S-8 company and the United Farm of Little. Rock, nnh Hen Lanca- Kquipmcnt Workers, (CIO», were . shire, Junior notarial!. reported in agreement, however, on all major issues Including an 18- cent hourly Increase. v .Settlement of the Ynle LocV, strike which bcgnn Nov. 7. 1915, ended in the longest walkout In the current strike wave. Terms of thc settlement were withheld pending ratification of thc agreement jy 3,500 members of thc International Association of Machinists, (AFbl. At Detroit, striking transit workers rejected thc pleasof their union Navy Transport Plane Crashes; Eleven Aboard the second "fiooXs Urlng Adventure contest, In which the students have competed mid won several prizes. A qulK elimination will be holt on the broadcast, with annllsts to uo on the air at 0:'t. r > o'clock whc WMC, the Commercial Appeal station, will award a $2T> Victory Done lo the winner. Among those attending will be Kills Hay Swain, student at Yarhn school, who holds Ihe title of belli thc nation's youn«est •!-!! Clul president. He hits won I wo books for pri/. wlnnlnif letters on the broadcast Other students attending fron Yarbro school arc I.lnda Hunch, Bll-j Fayc Sluuiks, nobby Odom. Jo Alice McClulre. Alice Ann I.edbet- lur. Charles Ed Swain. Virgil Turner, Jinrbnra Ann Johnsnn. Millie Ann Maltnry, Shirley Abbott, Arthur Don Hiram Snodnrass. ,1. W. Ilaker. CLiarlcne Yiirbro. Monroe Holland and Boliby l.ancasler. Central students lo ntlend are Mary Ann Mc.Conncli, Nnncy Slo- vnll. Janet Dickinson. Tommy Harrison, Hennl Wyllc. Georr:c Shcl- ton. .Johnny LOKglns. Ronnie I.loycl, Peggy Mask, Elizabeth Ann Rnnrk. Ann Ijlppltl, Monley Fclnberg, lx>n- nic Hill. Johnny HnsfU'tl, Bnbhy .lean Byrd, Dorothy Perry, Tommlc l^ce Burns, Kay Smith. Ernestine Holt, nillln Marie liarnett. Martha Ann Foster. Lyda Crittcndcn. Rhonda Eaton. Dwalnc Oraham. .Icwcll Bates, Cecil Graves. Ami, Ilindman, Jackson Touchstone, Mn- ry Fayc Wren. Billy Miller, Pat Jlenry, Rupert Crafton. Sophie Ann Bright. Olcne Stone. Charles Abe Klnnlngham, Jane Wilson, Dorothy liradlev, Joe Walls. Jean Phillips Nita Itoso Hall, Hill Wundcrllch, Martha Nichols. Pomii\ Sue Gore, Betsy Bell, Oaklc nopp, Will Whll- ner. Rosemary Monaghan. Caro Ann fiallcy. flussel Eaton and Sallj Trieschmann. Miss Alice Marie Ross. Mrs. Lll llan Franks and Miss Minnie Foster will accompany the group. l« devote more lion to .what It Hvyt Control composition' of thc Jojnt Ism. up and moru attcn- Spvlel-Iran, ,j»ll ,,:comp«riy „_„ , regards as manl- lmrjiecll«tely.' anjttiunced ..bilt'Rus- fc.italions of Amcrlcun "Imperial-1 »ln hna proposed that'«fie hold B '""' " 6< licr cent - stock interest and Jran « per cent. The .corporatloh would exploit the oil: resources ,61 Northern Iran. ' It was not Immediately. Indicate^ whether the Security Council action on Iran ' had affected the course of negotiations here; (Moscow radio announced thai the agreement for establishment of the Soviet-Iran oil compans would be presented to the Iranlar parliament for approval wlthlr seven months dating from Marcl' 24. Dy a special law Iranian of- flelnis arc forbidden to ncgotlatf on thc subject of oil. subject U n penalty of a year's imprison mcnt. How this provision woulc affect the Ghavnm-Sndchlkov negotiations was not pointed .out.; Ohnvam dlsclc|:d in a state mcnt to the United Press that tin new treaty docs not cover Azer baljan since this Is regarded 1 a; nn Internal affair .of Trail!' HI Implied, however,-that Iran woult take steps to increase the 'autoTv omy of Azerbaijan within thi framework of the Iranian Con stltutlon. (Radio Moscow, heard In Lon don, broadcast a Soviet communi mte sa-ylng the negotiations hat reached "full agreement .on questions") ^ SAN FRANCISCO. April 5. <UP> —A naval transport plane reportedly carryiiiK II persons has crashed 10 miles southwest of Al- leaders to end a five-day tie-up of nuqucrque, N. M. a 12th n.ival rtls- thc city-owned streetcar and bus lines. A mass meeting called by international officials of Ihc union was attended by only half the 5.200 strikers, who booed back-to- Conferences to end thc four-day transportation strike at Akron recessed with Flames Destroy House II S 3tecl 85 5-8 l»r on Iho false Icltcr. His property had been under con- work pleas, slant watch from thc time he was first suspected of the theft on May 17. 1944. About $18,000 remains unaccounted for. The Fostofflce Department said about $9,000 was spent by Marshall before he died. Tlie Postofnce Department said Marshall confessed the theft and was indicted, but died before he could be brought to trial. It said that Marshall, then a registry clerk, stole the money by substituting a fictitious letter for a _. . n Federal Reserve money shipment thlCOQO KV* and placing the bank registry mini- \May "- July trict spoc.'.mon said lodny. The spocsmnn said the Iran. 1 ,port was making a routine iltght from Phoenix. Ariz., to Amnrillo. Texas, and thai the plane and crew were based at Olathe, Kansas. The navy revised its earlier announcement that the plane had no progress reported, been based at Oakland, Calif, The plnne was attached to squadron three at the Olathe Air Bnse. the spokesman said. Earlier a navy spoesmnn said a plane had flown over tlic wreckage, but that there was no information regarding possible casualties. Livestock Izvcslla's 'oiKcvvri-E, • taking nnd amplifying cninplnlnts Ihc coiiltmtr-d American occupation ot icc'lnml. said the U. S. command wns iimV'JY purclmslns big tracts of land from Icelandic farmers, offering them high prices If they would keep quiet. Izvcstln said thc land was belim bought near Klcllavlk air field and the Khval Fjord naval hoses. The uewsrH|(?rs ((iiutcil the Swedish allonbladets us snylni;: "On the one hund the Americans talk about high idmila In politics, but. r>n ihe other hnnil they miss :io opportunity to capture posi- lons by making use of their pol- tlenl might." Izveslln also attacked British po- Icy In the Greek election. Priwrla said Russia could not rc- naln indifferent to thc Inlcrnnl itruitglc In China. It charged that Chinese "reactionaries" were tak- part in an anti-Soviet cam- PalRn launched by Anglo-American 'warmongers" In an effort to obtain Chinese support. I/.vcstia published a statement on Chinese policy which said: "Events In China attract the at- lenllon of Soviet opinion not only lecanse one cannot remain indifferent, to the Into of the Chinese nation, which comprises more than one-fifth of all humanity. One cannot overlook facia which are In direct conflict with Ihe Ideas of friendship binding China and the fiovlct Union." It concluded that thc Chinese "reactionaries" were echoing and lakliiR part In «n anti-Soviet campaign of thc "new wnr Instigators, reactionary Anglo-Saxon/!," The newspapers bestowed their approval on the new governments in Bulgaria and Finland, and devoted two and a half columns to a rcce>'. speech by Marshall Tito of Yugoslavia, In which ho took Issue with some aspects of allied policy. All papers published thc text of Bulgarian premier Ktmon Geor- Eiev's speech outlining the program and objectives of his 2^ vern ~ ncnt. al A house was destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon. 1 o'clock, locale:! at the rear of Buck Meharg'K c,if-:. The small dwelling, owned by the estate of Charles Harris, was in flames when the fire was reported. 223'.; US'.j 225 USVi 222-N HS'.i Weather ARKANSAS—Fair today, tonight In cast and extreme north imrtlons and Saturday, warmer tonight and today. ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. 111.. April 5. <UP> — <USDA>— Livestock: Hogs: -t.700. salable 3.000; market active, steady. Early clearance 15 to 20 per cent of run wcighls under 1GO Ibs. Good and choice, barrows and Rills 14.80; sows nnd stftgs mostly 14.05: extremely heavy stags quotable around 13.75; boars mostly 9 lo 12 Cattle: 1,700. salable 500; calves 400. all salable; meager number ot cattle offered. Prices mostly steady In ciean-up trade: a few choice quality steers on feeder account? 16.25: odd head medium to good 1-1.50 to 10; good heifers to 16: most medium to good offerings 12,50 to 15; common and medium beel cows 9.50 to 12; odd head good to 13: dinners nnd cutters 7 to 9; a few heavy beef bulls 14.15 down; good sausage bulls 13; choice vealers 17.90; medium to good 13 to 16.50 slaughter steers 11 to 17.50; slaughter heifers 10 to n.50; feeder steers 1060 to 1C,25. Former Local Resident Dies At Paragould Mrs. Leuora Pcters'on Rogers -jf Paragould, formerly of Blytheville, died this morning, 2:30 o'clock, of a heart attack. She was 42. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon. 2 o'clock, at the First Methodist Church of Paragould. Other than her husband. Everets Rogers, she Is survived by tier mother. Mrs. Fannie Peterson, and two brothers, Jim and Aaron Peterson all of Blytheville. I Mar. . 2814 Mrs. Peterson, her two sons and > May . 2805 their families are now In Paragould July . 2805 and oilier!) planning lo attend from j Oct. . 2806 here are Mrs. Frank Webb. Mi3. I Chnrlcs Shovt. Mrs. Floyd Hnr- I gett and Miss Jessie Srlte. House Group Votes To Cut On Subsidies HOUSE QROUP—2* WASHINGTON. April 5. (U.P. —Thc House Banking Commute today voted to cut the J2,05I,000, 000 government price subsidy pro gram 25 tier cent In the year be ginning July I. The subsidies would be stoppo on June 30, 1947. under the com mlttee plan. The propoMl, offered by Ret A. S. Mike Monroney, D., Okia honin, represented a victory fo administration forces in the com mittee. It was approve'd by a vot of 15-6, Republican Committc members had sought to end th subsidy program next Jan 1. N. O. Cotton NEW ORtEANS, April 5. tOT —Cotton closed very steady. Mar. May. July 'Oct. Dec. 2S17 2781 2793 2800 2808 2829 2812 3829 2798 2887 Z79« 2812 2889 2808 2820 2797 2819 2821 28<K 2825 t^. Y. Cotton NEW YORK, April 5. (UP)Cotton closed very steady. 2825 2808. 2825 . 2807 2796 2804 2820 2800 2818 2821 2803 2821 Dec. . 2707 2824 2805', 2823 . . Spots closed nominal at 28J Up 6.