The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 29, 1949 · Page 1
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV— NO. 5 Blyttwvllle Dally News Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, MA11CH 29, 11M9 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS louse Members ipprove Funds [o Curb Floods $63,000,000 Voted For Projects Along Lower Mississippi WASHINGTON, March 29. (/I') — I An appropriation of $63,000.000 for 1 flood control work on the Lower I Mississippi River during the year (starting next July 1 was voted today I by the House. I Tlie amount was included in a I general flood and navigation appro- I priations bill which the House pass| ed and sent to the Senate. While the Lower Mississippi Riv- I er fund of $C3,OQ,OCO is $7,000,000 be- I low the recommendation of Presl- I dent Truman, it represents a $6,1 000.000 hike over the bill as origi- 1 nally written by the House Aps>ro. I prlatkms Committee. It. also is $2,I OOO.COO more than was voted foi I this year. As it now stands, the Lower Mis fcslsstppi River fund has been cu I 10 per cent under budget recom niendafions, while the bill in gen I eral took a 15 per cent cut. As the bill now stands, said Rep sraet, Trans-Jordan delegations Approve )ra/t of Armistice Pact RHODES, March 29— VPh- A draft greeinerit on an armistice between srael and Trans-Jordan has been pproved by delegations of the two mtlons here. Heads of both delegations made reparations to leave Rhodes to submit (lie draft to their respective ;overnments. Negotiations between Israel and Trans-Jordan began March 1 under he direction of Dr. Ralph J. Bundle, acting U.N. mediator for lie Holy Land. Israel has signed armistice agreements with Egypt and Lebanon. No agreements have yet been reacheci with Syria, Iran., Yemen and Saudi \Arabl a. Johnson Pushes Service Unity Defense Secretary Begins Immediate War on Inefficiency WASHINGTON, March 29—(/P)— Defense Secrelary Johnson set on today to unify the three armed forces completely and quickly. As the first step of this crack-down .. . he told o news conference he Passman (D-La), all projects In the orclet ., ng tlie Army Navv nnd A1 Army Engineers' program for the Force to move at once to the Pent agon. Some agencies of those depart incuts are scattered throughout th city. They were already under order to move to the Pentagon, but th approved moving schedule stretche out over two and one-half year Johnson has told them to sera the schedule and move now. lower valley for the coming year can | be undertaken although they will take a pro rata cut in amounts. Program Not Thinned Army Engineers, a spokesman | said, have not yet worked out a program of work on the basis of a 503,000,000 allowance. However, below is the engineers program on the basis of a $10,000,000 appropriation, and presumably various projects would get about 10 per cen^ less although a straight 10 per cent cut can't be applied, engineers said, since some expenditures are fixed: Main stem work — Mississippi River levees 18,000,000; bank stabilization works $26,100,000; Memphis harbor $2,500,000; waterways experiment station $450,000; mapping $350,000. Off main-stern work-fit. Francis Jf iver Basin " $1.000,00; Lower While | "River basin $825,000; Lower Arkansas River $115,000; Yazoo Basin Headwater, MLss., $5,325,000; Big Suntl.-jwer River $1,000,000; Boeuf and Tensas Basin $1,300,000; Red River Backwater levees, La., $150,OSO; Lower R«d River $925.000; Atchifalaya River Basin $5,140,000. - Maiiitnnnce and salaries, office of chief of engineers, $15,000,000. Appropriations for flood control an.1 navigation projects in Arkansas were among those approved by the House today. Specific amounts of appropriations for Arkansas work were not stipulated. A total of $28,884,500 had been recommended by President Truman for projects in or affecting Arkansas in addition to work on the lower Mississippi. Funds Cut The House appropriations committee, however, cut about 15 per cent from the president's overall waterway budget. Presumably the Arkansas appropriations would be reduced by about that much. Here are the appropriations for Arkajisas as recommended by the President: Blakely Mountain Reservoir, $3,000,000; Blue Mountain Reservoir, $48,000; Bull Shoals Reservoir $16.500,000; Garden's Bottom Drainage I District. No. 2 $300,000; Conway County Levee Districts Nos. 1, 2, 8 $106,000; Conway county Levee District No. 6, $11,000; Crawford County Levee District, $319,500; Little Rock to Pine Bluff $370,000; Narrows Reservoir $5. 650,000; Nimrod'Reservoir $80,000: Norfork Reservoir, $1,000,000; Red River levees and bank stabilization below Denison Dam, $100,000; West of Morrilton, $800,- OOX Johnson said he also intends 1 abolish many of the 800 boards an agencies set up by the Army, Nav and Air Force over a period i years. He declared: "There are too damned many t efficiency's sake and we're going abolish and coordinate some them." Many May Go Soon It probably will be possible to abolish 30 or 40 right at the start, he said. A reported asked Johnson If he has made up his mind what the "respective roles" of the Air Force and Navy should be. The two services have quarreled over what bombing duties each should have in event ol war. Johnson replied. "I do have a pretty fair conviction. The three services are go- Ing to have a chance to argue me out of that, conculslon In the next couple of days.." He said he plans to go to Key West, Fla., with the commanders of the three armed forces within the next week to confer with Gen Dwight D. Eisenhower, the temporary chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. Elsenhower went to Key West yesterday to recuperate from an illness. Presumably, the talks there wll concern the roles of the services under unification. .eaders Voice Concern Over ted Cross Drive Storms in Arkansas Emphasize Need But Campaign is Lagging Directors of the fund campaign or the Chickasawba District Chap- ei ot the American Red Crass lo- iay expressed concern over the lack T response evidenced by collections n the 1049 campaign. The $13.743 quota for tlie chapter vas scheduled to be readied during March, but. today's report shows hat still less than half of Ihe amount has been collected. The lat- •-st rci»rt shows that $6,203.02 has )et>n collecled, and of that amount *3,89422 was collected in Blytlic- 'lllc end Blythevllle ts scheduled to reach $8.143 of the $13.743 and out- ying districts arc to contribute the remainder. 10 Chapters Raise Quolas Jack Finley Robinson, campaign chairman, said that not only were contributions lagging in the Chickasawba chapler, but that only 10 of 79 Arkansas Chapters had reported their quotas, and most of those were In areas hardest hit by disasters during 1948. The quota for the Bradley County, where a lorna- do nil Warren a few weeks ago, was subscribed before the official opening of the campaign. Mr Robinson pointed out tnat it the quota was not reached assistance would have to be cut during 1949. He poinled out that rebuilding of homes damaged or destroyed by week-end tornadoes in Oklahoma Arkansas, and Texas already is underway as 16 American Red Crass chapters and 16 national Red Cross staff members are interviewing 300 families whose homes were demolished or damaged. Rehabilitation Work Started Rehabilitation work is also underway In two Oklahoma, ten Arkansas and four Texas communities, ncludlng paying costs of medical iare for Injured, 'replacing household furnishings and giving other assistance. It was pointed out bhat during M/ssco's Cotton Yield Sixth of State's Total * > Mississippi County with a cotton yield of 291,280 bales from the 1948 crop produced more than one-sixth of • tlie cotton grown in Arkansas, according to prelim in tiry figures of ginnings announced today by TAylov W. Golden, acting district supervisor of tlie U. S. Hureau of Census in Jonesboro, + f The 10-18 yield topped the 1941! among tho counties 111 production ficiirri for this county by 19.212 bales. The 1948 yield set an all-time high lor Mississippi County, plnnl- Ing were estimated at 300,000 acres. The Arkansas cotton yield for 1948 was 1,910.443, which compares with l,2-ll,»37 lor 1947. The Mlsslsippi County yield last year was more than double of that for any other county. Volnsr-lt Itanks Second Poinsett County ranked sivond Increase in Soil Benefits Sought Agricultural Council Members Seek Action At Memphis Meeting Several cotton growers from Blylheville and Mississippi County yesterday attended the 10th annual meeting In Memphis of the Agricultural Council of Arkansas. The council adopted a resolution asking Congress to authorl/.e maximum piyments or'$10,000 per year for soil conservation practices nnd icinove the present. $150 limit lor uny one individual or corporation. The group ruso placed emphasis on the need for iJitln-Anii'rlc-an larm laborers In this area anil suggested f.tiat steps to hire such work- rrs should not be delayed pending formal negotiations between tin: United States and the countries In a position to furnish such labor lo Arkansas cotton growers. Larger Soil Benefits Urged In a third action, the council Vent on record favoring the support of baslo commodities at not less than 90 per cent of parity. of cotton with 135.603 bales lo hike sccoiulr place honors away from CrltU'ilden which reported 132.443 bales lor 1016 lor Ihlrd place honors , Other top producing counties Included! Jcfferfion. 112.606 bales. Phillips, 97.103 bule.i. Lonoke, 93,522 bult'.s. Cr.ilqheacl, 03.150 Iwle.s. St. Prime-Is, MU40 bales. Oinnliip.s In otjit'i coliini i>r<xluc- Inn i-iHUilirs h> Arkunxis frnm the U<48 crop were lisU'd us tollow.s: ........... ....... 7.BI18 Ashley ...................... 37.104 Ilnidiry ..................... 7.381 Citlhoiill Chirk Clay Clcbnn'.n Cleveland Coluiiibhi Conway ,. Cluss Desha Drew Faulkner Grant Greene 4.835 r>7,^5a 1,7-12 46.0)15 5,'.I5'2 1.4'H 11,1(12 11.8011 •15 001 62, ll'f 1-1.11)0 10.110 . nsa 41,415 Connally Insists Foreign Aid Bill 'Will Stay Intact' Defeat of Strong GOP Efforts to Cut Funds Is Predicted WASHINGTON, March W. (/!•) — The $5,580,000,000 Burojieaii recovery hill "will be kept Intact," despite vigorous CIO!' efforts to cut Us size, Senator Conally (D-Tex) Insisted loilay. Under Republican attack from Severn) quarters, the measure for a second year o[ llui Marshall 1'la.ii WHS .set aside temporarily to inako way for tuition on rent controls. Hill when It cranes to a vole, the rhalrmnn of tlie Senate. lAni'lun Hi'hiltons Committee declared, it will lie In Us pvi'.senl form. The House will take up Us J5.- 380,000,000 forr-liin nld bill tomorrow republican Floor lender Wherry fR-Neb) It'll the forces trying lo irhii ihn Senate bill in yesterday's debate. He said tho $940,000.000 which Britain would eel Is Coo much, and proposed a general 10 to 15 |icr cent cut In Die tola! ntitlior- Rent Compromise Bill Encounters Difficulty in Senate WASHINGTON, March Z9. (IF)— The tfeimU today ipprored c*m- prornUc lr(l»la(lon to continue rent control* IS monthi. The Mil *»•+ provide* for "home rule" decontrol and a "fair net operating Income" for landlord*. The nu-4«ure now joei to thr House, with adminUtntton leadrri predicting Iti apiirnvil before nlelitrau. Hjr Marvin IA Arrow-smith WASHINGTON, March 29, (AJ')—Senator Brickcr (R- Ohio) risked tho Seimto todny to I'cjeut a compromise bill extending rent controls for 15 months. Cotton Picking Chairman Named Rowlings Selected By Jaycces to Head 10th Annual Contest :he past four years the Red Cross nas been engaged almost continuously in dlsasler emergency or rehabilitation work in these three states. During 1941 a total of 1837,000 was spent in these states for disaster relief by the American 1^* 1 entitled "thein Cross. i ,, u Tht area office of the,Red ~ reported that 105 houses and homes were damaged by tornadoes in Arkansas over the week-end. Reports received at the local chapter office yesterday Include $20650 from the area from First to Lake Streets, turned in by C. M. Smart, and Bob Coleman, solicitors for that section; and $87.17 from Mrs. Earl Buckley, chairman for collections in Ward One. The limit for soil conservation benefits during 1948 was $f>OO and It was disclosed today that 13 farms In Mississippi County, 27 of them )r the north half of the county, carried out soil conservation practices which would have larger bene- iOO Koiser-Frazcr Cuts Prices in Bid for Business DETROIT, March 29—(/P)—Kalser-Frazer Corp., already the industry's fourth largest producer, came out today wllh the biggest postwar automobile price cuts in a bid to further improve Us competitive po- China Peace Delegate Visits Chiang NANKING, March 29—yp)—Gen Chang Chin-Chung, head of th national peace delegation to talk peace with the Communists reportedly departed for Fenghwa today to consult the retired President Chiang Kai-shek. A member of Chiang's family disclosed the chairman of the government peace delegation had slipped quietly out of town. Less than 24 hours earlier he publicaly announced members of the delegation would not visit Chiang before their departure for Pelping, the Red capital. Chang Shlh-chao, another peace delegate, had issued a similar denial. Efforts to conceal any visit to to Chiang evidently stemmed from fear that the Communists would criticize delegates for even contacting Chiang. The Communists would consider Chiang the number one Chinese enemy. The secretary for the peace delegation also disclosed that the government peace mission will leave In two groups on Thursday and Friday The peace delegates themselves wll: leave Nanking on Friday. sltion. To speed Its entry into a "broader mass market" the four-year-old partnership company shifted Increasing control into the family of industrialist, Henry J. Kaiser. Edgar P. Kaiser, son of the cofounder of Kalser-Frazer, was elevated to president. He succeeds Joseph W. Frazer, who was given a newly-created post of vice chairman of the board. The younger i _' Kaiser had been vice president and I Pr general manager. The price slashes range from $198 on the standard Frazer up to $333 on the Kaiser Special, the company's lowest priced car. They are effective tmmedlalely. \ Tlie price reductions were the third in the auto Industry In little over a month. General Motors, the biggest producer, cut $10 to $40 off its passenger cars February 25 and up to $150 off its truck prices. Willys-Overland brought down its prices from S25 to $270 March 17. Kalscr-Frazcr, ranking behind only OM, Ford and Chrysler In production, srdd Its 18105*1 action would give "the public the lowest priced big cars In the world." State Police Seize Unt axed Cigarettes Corni-llus Modinger, Jr.. of Bly theville, was arrested by State Po lice yesterday afternoon and book ed on tnree counts of violating the sales rrnde at the service station h operates at the Arkansas-Missouri s*ate line. Modinger was charged with pos tessing and selling tintaxed cigar etts and selling them without permit. He posted $135.79 bond shortl after hl< arrest. Forty-two carton of unt axed Missouri cigarettes wer confiscated by Billy steed of Leach vllle, a district representative of th Arkansas Revenue Department. New York Cotton NEW YORK, Mar. 29—1:30 p.m quotations: Open High Low Las Mar. (1950) . 2787 Z789 2787 2788 May 3217 3220 3213 321 July 31C8 3112 3106 3106 Oct 2826 2830 2820 283 Dec 2802 2^06 27M 2794 Funeral Sunday For U. S. Marine Killed in Pacific Military rites for Marine Cpl. C. L, Jarrett, 24, will be conducted Sunday at the Maple Grove Cemetery, following religious services at 2 p.m. at the Cobb Chapel by the Rev. Theron McKlsson, pastor ot the Lake Street Methodist Church n Blythevllle. Military honors will be conducted y the Dud Cason, American Legion \>st No. 24. and ex-servicemen will erve as pallbearers for the returned Marine. Corporal Jarrett was killed In the olomon Islands a short time after olng overseas. He died Sept. 14, 942, and his body Is scheduled to rrlve here Saturday. He had been n the service since 1940. and part- cipated In the battle of Guadalcanal previously to being sent to he Solomons. He was a member of the United States Marine Corps Electrical En- jineering Division, and was the lolder of the Purple Heart. He was jorn In Blythevllle and lived here irior to entering the service. He Is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Jarrett. He was their 13th child and is survived by six sisters and eight brothers. Also surviving Corporal Jarretl are two daughters, Sandra Carol and Joan Jarrett, both of Blytheville. His brothers are: E. B. Jarretl of Belzonl, Miss., Herschel and Clyde Jarrett of Memphis, Tenn. Douglas Jarrett of Washington, D C., Buford Jarrett of Bragg City Mo., Lt. (s. g.> E. T Jarrett stationed with the United States Navy at Great Lakes, 111., M!Sgt.. Curtl. L. Jarrett of Alburquerque. N. M. and Forrest Jarrett of Blythevllle His sisters are Mrs. Snow McDonald and Mrs. Odell Ward of Corning Ark., Mrs. Clear King of St. Louis Mo., Mrs Alma Holder of Blythe vllle, Mrs. Bernlce Ross of Susan vllle, Calif., and Mrs. Eunice Hug of Reno, Nev. The Cobb Funeral Home Is charge of arrangements. 'Charles C. Willey of Althelmer,. Jefferson County, was elected president of the Agricultural^ Council of Arkansas to succeed James R. Bush, Jr., ef Helena. MIssoiirian Is Vice President Included In .the membership of the coojicll arc growers In southeastern Missouri and W. E. Smith of Caruthcrsville was elected as one of the 'wo vice presidents. The other Is Eric Rogers, Sr., of Jonesboro. Harvey R. Adams. West Memphis, was re elected secretary and manager of the council, and John W. Mann of Marianna was elected treasurer. The council maintains headquarters in West Memphis. Speakers included C. Hamilton Moses of Little Rock, president of Sco-COTTON nil 1'afo 12 Italy Joins West In Atlantic Pact Italian Minister En Route to U.S. To Sign Alliance WASHINGTON. March 10. W— Italy today notified the Unlled States It is willing lo Join the North Atlantic defense .alliance. Italy's action brings to 10 the number of Western Democracies that have formally Rone on record as willing to line-up In a mutual aid defense pact.' The State Department's press officer. Michael McDennott. told * news conference the Italian acceptance wu.MUfcfto the department thil n^MJM'JIV the Italian Em- , Portinr*! and Teelanil'have-yet to be heard from but Department officials arc hoping they will decide to be nt the signing of the agreement the Arkansas Power & Light Company; Wheeler McMillen, president of the National Farm Chcmurgic ouncll and editor of the Farm ournai and Pathfinder. Those attending from Mississippi 'ounty Included County Agents tetth fjilbrey of Blythevllle and V. Maloch of Osccola, E. E. Chandler, assistant farm agent for Vorth Mississippi County; H. C. inappe'iberger, Fred Flccman.Ross I'jghcs, Noble Gill, P. D. Foster. iodfray White of Osccola, B. S. Simmons of Dell, Hays Sullivan of iurdette and others. Traffic Charges Filed Against Three Motorists Hearing for George Isbell on charge of driving while under th Influence ot liquor continued unt Tuesday In Municipal Court this morning. In other action Harry Wllso forfeited a $15 cash bond on charge of speeding and Herschi Craig forfeited a $10 bond on charge of driving a motor vehlcl with Improper lights. Soybeans (F.O.B. ChbuEo) Open High Low Close ,iay .. 214% 2145; 212-y, znv, July .. 207 Vt 20T,4 205',4 200 '.4-V4 April 4 Italy's formal acceptance came only a few hours before the Italian foreign minister, Carlso Sforza, was to call on .secretary of State Dean Achc-son. To Start Saturday The Italian official arrived here late last night, well ahead of the other foreign ministers expected for the signing ceremony. The official business is schedule:* to pet underway Saturday when the foreign ministers meet In a secret session Intended to smooth out details lending up to the sign- Ing on Monday. Britain's Foreign Secretary Ernest Bcvln, en route to the U. S. to sign the pact, Is expected to ask the American government for a precise statement of Its views concerning a Mediterranean defense treaty, linked to the North Atlantic alliance. Informants aboard the liner Queen Mary said Bevln iias held several conferences, presumably on the Mediterranean subject, with BelRimu's Premier Foreign Minister Paul-Henri Spaak, Holland's For- olEii Minister D. U. Stlkkcr and Premier Joseph Bcch of Luxembourg. State Department experts huu- rlcd final work on plans for rearming the North Atlantic allies. The State Department reported conversations with the budget bureau to determine a specific figure for arming the pact members and other friendly nations. Figure Not "Sa«:red" The figure set by the Economic C»x>i>ovatlon Administration U not "sncrod," he told u reporter. i\ different nt Grout Britain came from Senator Kein <U- Mo). He introduced an amendment lo cut off U.S. dollars lo any country which, lifter the new act IK passed, ncrjuircs and operates In whole or In part (he basic Industry ol Hud country. KPMI spccllleally named the Iron and steel Industry—which in Britain Is duo for government ownership. The sharpest, onslaught against the nrojsrain to date caino from Senator Jenncr IH-Ind), who voted against tho Marshall Plan a year ago. In n caustic attack on the whole field of American foreign policy, Jenncr expressed fear It. was leading the country into economic bankruptcy. The present "nonproductive spending," he declared, could bring lo the Unlled Slates "for at least the next 100 years, and possibly forever, a rigid regimentation of black austerity," Fulhrlght <n Add Rider Scnalor Fnlhrlght (D-Ark) lias announced Me will offer «n amendment to the bill for extension of the recovery program. FulbriKht's amendment, .., doclare It United Stales policy,.',. , "encourage the political unification of Europe." To put this policy "Into practical eflect" the amendment would direct the Economic Cooperation Administration to use five per cent of Its appropriations as "ixwHlve incentive funds" for promoting union between Marshall Plan countries. "Mere economic co-oi>erallon among the EGA countries Is wholly inadenunte to present needs." Ful- briiiht, declared In a statement. He criticized the State Department as having failed to "promote European federation." Jack Rawllngs lust night was elected chairman of the 104D National Cotton Picking Contest, to be sixmsorcd by the Blythevllle Junior Chamber of Commerce. Mr. nawllng.'! was elected by nc clnmiillon at a meeting of the organization In the Jayceo Clubroonvi Ho will serve as chairman of the contest that will round out a dccadi of national cotUm picking uvcnl.i held here, nnd will be tlie slxll Jnycce lo hold Ihls post. He Is a member of the Jaycci board of directors and served a; entertainment chairman for th cotton ]>l('klii|f contest lasl year. Active In several club projects and commlltocH, Mr. Rjuvllngs was chairman of u fund campaign team 111 a drive last winter to rulso money for the Jaycees' clubhouse and playground on North Second Btveet, A native of St. Louis, Mi. Rawlings came to niythcvillo about two year.i ago. Ho Is manager of General Contract purchase Corporation. He succeeds W. E. Young na contest chairman. ' Mr. Rawllugj snld today that he will name his committee next week. To Elect nlrrelnm April 28 At last night's meeting It was announced that (lie annual election of Jayco officers and board members e held at the April 25 meeting. •IMWiiMtilig ^ committee will pltor te the Apr)! 11' meeting Heavy Main Street Traffic Delays House-Movers Until After Midnight It was a tight squeeze, but after 12-hour wait a five-room house owned by A. A. Hardy of Promised l,and finally was towed down Main Street in the early hours this morn- ng after business district traffic yesterday proved too much of an obstacle—or vice versa. By mid-morning, the house was deposited in front of Its new location on clear Lake Road In Southeast Blythevllle. It started out from its old location at 1906 West Vine. Between the two locations, however, it suddenly turned Into an effective road-block and the maneuver had to be side-tracked until shortly after midnight when traffic was at its lightest, Traffic was the main problem as workers on the moving crew said this morning that there was enough slack in telephone cables and power lines crossing Main Street to permit the house to be squeezed under them. The house-moving project took some city officials by surprise since the maneuver had bogged down before they found out about It. Mayor E. R. Jackson said the first he heard of it was when a woman called him and asked that Main Street be cleared of traffic so the house could be pulled through. Moving of Mr. Hardy's house to Its new site on Clear Lake Road began yesterday morning. It came to a :ialt at the corner of I-'roadway and Main when It was found that traffic and parked cars prevented futhcr progress. Tlifi house was backed up and "parked" In the middle of the 400 block. A flagman posted at Fifth and Main signaled eastbound cars to turn />n the side street. Westbound traffic continued through the lane that remained open. City Clerk W. I. Malin said Mr. Hardy appeared In his office before the moving began and posted .the required $150 bond. This bond Is miuired to cover any property damage caused by a house-moving venture. At that time, Mr. Malln said. Mr. Hoover Plan Supporters* Organize PHILADELPHIA, March 20. A national citizens committee supporting "far-reaching enduring reforms In the federal government" was formed today under the direc- ^ion of Dr. Robert L. Johnson, president of Temple University. Dr. Johnson said the new orga- nisation which will work for tho principles set lorlh In the Hoover commission's rc|x>rt to Congress will bt a non-partisan assemblage. More than 700 prominent citizens from all parts of the United States have been enlisted by tlie committee, Dr. Johnson reported. Active In the committee will be some 300 members of the research unils which prepared data for former President Herbert C. Hoover's study of tho federal executive department. "Our government has grown both In size and cost to a baffling extent." Dr. Johnson said. "Granting the modern need for large scale government, we want one we can understand and rely upon to preserve our freedom and our resources, both human and material. "We- believe the time has come when far-reaching enduring reforms in the federal government can be put Into effect. This citizens' committee will work to give President Truman and Congress the encouragement of an informed public In modernizing the government." whan tfro c*n4)ilntc« for each office wlU be announced. ~~ James Deal, who heads the cancer fund drive for the Jnycecs, Bald lasl night that lui extra $150 has lieen added to the 1040 quota. This makes thb total quota $1.650. $1500 of which Is allocated to the cancer fund from the Blythevllle Community Chest The lemtilnlng money will be obtained through voluntary contributions, It was Indicated. A. A. Tipton, president of tha newly-organized Manila Junior Chamber of Commerce, last nlglil WHS presented with a national Jay cce chapter of his club. The presen tutlon was made by Jhnmle Edwards, past president, of the Bly tlievllic Jaycces. New Members Inducted Tlie Blylhevillo club assisted in fornuitlon of the Manila Junlo Chamber, and for this club exten slon project received its slxl "founder's plncque" from the na llonnl organization. The plaque wn. presented last night to Carl Mar shall, chairman of tho House Com iniUee which hiui custody of 111 club's awards, by Leon McGarrlty one of the group which helped ton the Manila group. Four members of the Jayccettc.? woro present lasl nlglil to sell tickets to a chicken dinner they aro giving Wednesday night at the Le- glou Hut to help raise funds for the new Jaycec clubhouse. They were Mrs. Marshall. Blackard, Mrs. Jack Rawllngs, Mrs. Phillip Applebaum and Mrs. Carl Marshall. Inducted as new members last night wen- L. E. Taylor, B. J. Hopper and Elbert Johnson Hvlckor moved tliat the bill be cut back to a committee of House nil Senate members who final.y liiecd yesterday on a bill Ironing iiit differences between separate Measures passed by tho two branches of Congress. • Brisker proposed that the Senate- louse committee be asked to make i new try at writing a. compromise bill. Administration leaders were confident that Brlckcr's move would lie benlcn and that the Rent control bill would get both Senate and House approval by nightfall. The Senate- must act first. , Urlcker centered his fire on a provision directing the federal housing expediter to set rents at a level that would give landlords a "fair net operating Income.", Ho snld thut gives landlords no more relief than they have under the present law, Say* Term In Vague The House first passed a bill requiring that landlords receive "a rensonablo return on a reasonable • vnlue" of their property.'The Senate hill provided for -10 percent rent Increases In some cases. To settle tha dispute over thl» Issue, tho conferees agreed on rents that would return landlords "a fall net oixsriUlng Income." lirlckcr, however, said that "1 on't believe there are two Senators 'ho would agree" on the meaning f the phrnae. He «ald h« preferred ho formtf . used by the House. Time, meanwhile, was runnlni ut. At midnight Thursday the pre- ent rent law expires. Democratic eadera expect Mr. Truman to sign he extension measure once It geti the white House, even though Isn't nearly as tight a bill u b< wanted. . While It would continue federal rent controls through Jlm« 30, USO, the bill' contains a broad Thorn rule" prqwlslon which lets states, cl- .les, towns wirt vll!«ge«.gct .Hd'«4 controls any*tlm« the stale ~fover- nor approves. FOL'-I of that section have con- ended it would wreck rent control 3acken ot the provision argue that local communities are In the best . losltlon to know when controls ni longer are needed In their areas. But the provision of the compromise measure stirring most of th« trouble In the Senate and House U the one directing the federal housing expediter to fix rents at a leyel Riving landlords a "fair net operating income," : Rough Going Ahead The conference committee suV stltutcd that for a House section ' which was designed to assure landlords a "reasonable return on tht reasonable value" of their property Rough going In the Senate for th« compromise was foreshadowed Iaa1 night when its supporters wert peppered with questions aa to Just what a "fair net operating Income" means. Senators also wonted to know who was going to determlni what Is a fair Income. Senators Maybanfc (D-SC) and Sparkman (D-Ala) said It would b« the Job of the housing expediter to decide what constitutes a fair Income for landlords. They said ther« arc some gutdeposts In the measun to help him. Those Include, for example, consideration of (1) property tax Increases, (2) unavoidable Increnses In operating and maintenance expenses, nnd (3) major capital improvements of the housing accommodations. New York Stocks (1:30 P.M. Quotations! Am. T & T Am. Tobacco Anaconda . Beth Steel John Deere Hardy also told City Engineer Joe ; Chrysler Carney and chief of Police Charles Shorts that measurements he had made indicated the house could be pulled down Main without difficulty. Later, Mr. Malin said, Mr. Hardy concluded his measurements must have gone awry. Even pulling over to the curb, the house Jutted halt- way out Into the street. It soon became apparent that the only way to unblock Main Street was to wait until early mornln? when traffic was at its lightest. 146 5-8 67 1-2 31 7-8 32 1-8 S3 3-4 35 3-4 Gen. Electric 38 1-8 Oen. Motors 59 3-4 Int. Harvester 24 1-2 Montgomery Ward 58 5-8 Lockheed Co 201-8 National Distillers 18 7-8 J. C. Penney 41 Radio 12 7-8 Republic Steel 23 7-8 Socony-Vacuum IS 1-4 Slandard Oil N. J 67 7-8 Scars, Roebuck , 39 Lawmakers Get Caruthersville Bridge Proposal JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., March 29. {ITi —A bill was introduced In the Senate of the Missouri state legislature yesterday, proiiosing that a bridge be constructed to span the Mississippi River at Caruthersville. A similar measure Is pending before the Tennessee legislature. Two Southeastern Missouri senators made the suggestion—Senators John W. Noble (D) of Kennctt and Yewell Lawrence (D) of Bloomfield. They Introduced bills for a Joint commission from Missouri and Tennessee, three men from each state, to work out a compact to build the bridge. It would have to be located In Pemlscot County, Mo., and Dyer County, Tenn. The proposed compact would set up a 10-member bridge commission —five from each state—to find a site, 'ssue revenue bonds and build the structure. It would be a toll bridge, to be made free when the bonds are paid off. State Police Officer Gets New Assignment State Policeman Thomas E. Smalley was transferred today from qiytheville to Fort Smith. Officer Smnlley, who has been latloncd In District Six with head- uartcrs in Blytheville for about a •car, said that no replacement for .lim lias been named. Thh reduces to two the number of state policemen working out of Bly theville. They are Officers George Irwln and Fred McKinley. Four and three fourths billion pounds of fish are caught annually in the United States, Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy and mild this afternoon and tonight. Wednesday, mostly cloudy with scattered thundershowers and cooler. M I s s o D r 1 forecast: Increasing cloudiness this afternoon, followed! by showers and occasional thunderstorms beginning In west portion late tonight, spreading over the state Wednesday. Warm this afternoon but becoming cooler Wednes> day and in northwest portion late tonight; total rainfall likely, moderate to heavy, near one Inch northwest, to S-3 Inches South. Minimum this morning—SO. Maximum yesterday—74. Sunset today—6:19. Sunrise tomorrow—8:50. Precipitation « hours to 7 ». ra. today—none. Total since- Jan. 1—30.96, Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—«S. Normal mean for iutefa—614,

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