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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 6 Blythevllle Dally News Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley 1/eader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MAUC1I 30, 1949 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Killed, 18 Hurt Is 4 Tornadoes trike Oklahoma Three Towns Suffer Extensive Property Damage in Storms CANTON, Okla., March 30. (/P) — Tornadoes struck [our times in wrthwest Oklahoma today, killing .wo, injuring 18 and causing heavy u'opeity damage. Canton, Longdnle and Blackwell •ere hit. A tornado also dipped town live miles north of Enid, and wrecked a small ah-port. Tlie greatest damage was to the first two—Canton, a town of 1,200 and nearby Longdale. 400. The dead were in Canton and Longdale. In Canton, the storm hit hardest _n the northwest residential area and the buslnes district, but the entire town was damaged .Streets were littered with trees, boards. Dricks and wrecked autos. At least t&. residences were destroyed and rnore than 25 others were very heavily damaged. Nearly every business building was knocked down or damaged. At Longdale, the damage was not as great as first feared. Two business buildings were demolished and many houses damaged—but none were flattened. The tornado in Blackwell struct the south and southwest residential areas of that city of 12,000. Flattens School Six persons w'ere taken to hospitals in Blackwel) and two were soon released. None of the others was reported in critical condition. One large home In Blackwell was Reunity for China At Peiping Peace Talks Promised NANKING, March 30. OT—The government promised today to reunite all China at the Pelptng peace talks. Premier Ho Ying-chin made the promise in a report to the Legislative Yuan. Ho added the government made the promise In a report to the Legislative Yuan. Ho added the government would seek to prevent China's Internal affairs froir disturbing world peace. He pledged full support to the United Nations Ho spoke as the advance party . - the Nationalist peace delegation made ready to fly to Communist- held Peiping tomorrow. The main vlet Zone of Germany today, sue- Reds Name New Military Head ol Zone in Germany Latest Soviet Power Shift Touches Off Conflicting Guesses MOSCOW, March 30. (AP)—Army Gen. Vasslly I. Chulkov, war-time hero of Stalingrad and Lublin, became military governor of the So- Babson Predicts Recession till '53 And Offers Advice WINTER HAVEN. Flu., March 30 (A P)—Economist Roger Babson predicts a minor recession from now until 1953, and offers this advice to business men: Prepare for competition, buy on a hand-to-mouth basis, keep expenses down, keep out of debt, and store cash. Babson told a civic club yesterday that the recession will be less severe limn tile one In tho curly thirties because there are too many cushions—subsidy pensions, government mortgages, high bunk deposits, an rental ceilings. Nationalist delegates will go north on Friday. But even as the peace delegation packed, Communist and National troops were locked In battle. At Anklng. 150 miles southwest of here on the Yanktze, government defenders were said to be In a "critical" spot under a Communist attack. Government gunboats and planes supported the Anklng defenders. Army Succeeds In Syrian Coup Government Leaders Arrested Following Bloodless Revolt DAMASCUS, Syria, March 30. (/P —The Syrian Army seized-power In Syria's capital today, arresting gov ernment leaders In a bloodless re unrcofcd, a half do7.en smaller houses were damaged and a 1-story frame school house flattened. The north bleachers at the high school athletic field were flattened, the dressing room wrecked and football equipment scattered. With the coming of dawn, rescue workers found the damage In Canton and Longdale not as great BE first reports had indicated. The dead were Larry Arnold, 12. 0£>ngOale, and Charles Stowers, 32, •"Ca :anton. Both the dead were killed In their homes. Stowers' home was the first struck by the tornado here. The frame structure was crushed. . The Arnold boy-was side his mother In * brick iDuMlng. He wns"tVii:^ed bwftiath a^jHjb',»*" brlcta. His mother-was injured.-.^ Telephone service between Can- toi". and other toins was restored at 7 a.m. Torrential rains followed the tornadoes, with heavy falls of both ram and hail falling over wide areas nearby. Relief Comes Quickly Belief came quickly to Canton from other towns, and by mid- mornmg local authorities said the problem of housing and feeding ths homeless of Canton was well In hand. A mobile Red Cross canteen was dispatched from Oklahoma City and the Red Cross units at the Enid Air Base and at El Reno sent help. The Enid Air Base also sent a detachment of Military Police Salvation Army trucks arrived and the Watonga. Unit of the 119th Infantry, Oklahoma National Guard, was sent here. A tornado, apparently a continuation of the one striking in Oklahoma, struck three farms 20 miles atheast of winfield, Kas., about a.m. (CST). Two persons were Injured slightly and a number of buildings were leveled. First reports said all livestock oa one farm had been killed. Residents of the area said a two-by- Imir board had been driven through one cow in arrow-fashion. volt at dawn. ( Brig. Hosny el Zaim, commande of the Syrian Army, said the mill tary coup was ordered because o "attacks against the Army, Insid as well as outside the House of Representatives." (U. S. Minister James Hugh Keeley, Jr.. reported from Damascus to Washington that President Shukri al Kuwatly. Prime Minister Khaled Bey Azem and his entire cabinet had been arrested.) Army officials said not a single ,drop of blood was shed In the lightning coup. Curfew was clamped on the city at 6 a. m. local time and all was reported quite several hours after Brigadier Zaim announced the seizure of power. Zaim said the revolutionary mov- "purely local and has no «edlng Marshal Vasslly D. Soko- *vsky. Sokolovsky was promoted to prln- .pal assistant to the new minister f Soviet armed forces, Marshal Alxander M. Vasilevsky. Chulkov's ppolntment also was a promotion, Announcement of the changes, ike others in the continuing sliake- ip of top level Soviet officials, gave 10 explanation of the reasons. The wople were told of the shifts In a >rlef broadcast by the Moscow radio and a 69-word item published In he morning newspapers. Shift Pow» Question BERLIN, March 30. <AP>—The appointment of Gen. Vasslly I. Chulkov to suecceed Marshal Vassily D. Sokolovsky as military governor of the Soviet Zone of Germany touched off conflicting speculation in the Western Zones today. Does the switch mean the Russians plan to get tougher? Do they Intend to ease oft, possibly to the extent of lifting the blockade of Berlin hi some sort of agreement with the West? Everybody has an answer but the answers don't agree. And nobody knows whether his Idea Is correct 7 Plead Guilty In Circuit Court Other Felony Cases Set for Trial Here Starting Next Monday Seven defendants facing felony charges In the Chlcnsnwbn District of the Mississippi County Circuit Court entered plens of guilty this morning before Judge Charles W Light of Pnragould and other criminal CASCS on the docket are to be eard at an adjourned term ol ourt starting Monday. Judge Light announced that murder charge pending in da; Count? Circuit Court against ".. Ogles Is to be tried here on R cha ! venue from Clay County. O^ s under indictment in connccliot with the death June 25, 1048, <» Tom Green, who was town mar.shn t Rector. Also scheduled for hearing Is Itatlon issued yesterday in th Forms Available For Farmers' Gas Tax Refunds New Arkansas Law Effective Friday; Permits Required Arkansas* ne\v gasoline tax refund liuv designed to give (miners a maximum refund of four and one-half cents per gallon on inso- line used In funning operations will go Into force Friday, It WHS Indicated today by Billy Steed, of I.cach War on 'Black Market' Rents / Seen Under New Bill; Senate Gets Voluntary' Health Plan; Stotes Would vlllc, district supervisor for the Stale Hevcnuc Department. Ho announced thnt forms arc bo- Ing distributed by the state agency to Kasollne distributors nnd throiiRh the revenue branch offices In Illy- ihcvlllc and Osccolu for farmers •ho intent! to qualify for refunds • taken toTrtemn.tbit the new "government would probably proceed with scheduled armistice negotiations 1 with Israel. Two United Nations officials left .Rhodes yesterday for Damascus to lay the groundwork for the Israeli-Syrian talks. Zaim announced that Army rule over Syria would be "temporary." He said he was negotiating with Paris Bey El Khouri, speaker of the House of Representatives and Syria's leading "elder statesman," on formation of a new cabinet. When the cabinet is formed, Zaim said in a statement, the Army will turn over power to the new premier. "Our supreme desire is to safeguard the independenoe of our ountry, deliver her from the des- otism and bluff of the present ule and prepare for her really smocmtic rule," an Army com- runiqiie said. The Army warned merchants not o take advantage of the govern- .ent crisis ana raise prices. The bloodless coup was the first erious disturbance since last Dec- mber when riots forced the resign- lion of Premier Jamil Mardam Bey. The Russians, as usual, just aren't telling what they plan. Asked for comment on Sokolovsky's promotion today. Gen. Luclu D. Clay. American commander it Germany, said "I consider It the promotion of a very competen man." He declined to speculate fur ther on what the shift might mean Sokolovsky has been a stubbor opponent of the West. He oppose compromises, and has followed th Communist Party line without, publicly noted deviation. Under htm, the Russians were reported to have strengthened the military force In Germany exten slvely. The antl-CommunlBt Ger man press renewed allegations today also, that the Russians were reactivating German armament plants within their zone, and strengthening the armed civilian "People's Police." uthorlzcd by tho 1049 Arkansas General Assembly, These forms must be used, Mr. Steed explained. In applying to Uenn Morley, state revenue com- nlssloner In Lltlle Hock, for per- nits to be issued to the fnrm operators. Mr. Steed said Ihnl It mny be '30 o CO days before very many operators can tniallfy for the refunds, which are to be paid at the end of Die fiscal year, which will be from April 1 to March 31 of the succeeding year. Must line Marked Container* cnse of W. A. Cherry, night cln operator at BlK Lake, in which H » alleped he violated conditions unrie which he was permitted to reopen a club which had been pndlocVcd. H. G. Parllow, prosecuting attorney, today announced that three cases In which Cherry had been charged with selling liquor without license and selling on Sunday had been dismissed on motion of the state. Pleas of Guilty Entered Joiner Chinese Leaves Estate in Will Written In His Native Language MEMPHIS, March 30. (AP>—A will written In Chinese was probated here yesterday. Jcu M. Hong of Joiner, Ark., who died here 'last December, left his estate of $14,692 in cash and government bonds and property in Joiner and China to his wife nnd eight children. The will was In his own handwriting. Weather Arkansas forecast: Mostly cloudy showers and local thunderstorm: this afternoon and in east and cen tral portions tonight. Cooler in west portion this afternoon. Thurs day partly cloudy and cool. Missouri forecast: showers an: thunderstorms this afternoon throughout the slate with occasion al local severe thunderstorms llkel in the eastern part. Total rainfa moderate to heavy. Cooler west an north this afternoon, and through out the state tonight. Mostly cloud tonight, becoming partly cloud Thursday; colder Thursday south east. Minimum this morning—59. Maximum yesterday—76. Sunset today—6:20. Sunrise tomorrow—5:49. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m today—none. Total since Jan. 1—20.05. Mean temperature (midway be tween high and low)^-67.5. Normal mean for March—51-2. This Date Last Year Minimum this morning—46. Mcxtmnm yesterday—«6. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this dal Membership In Legion Here Reaches 1,506 James Ntersthelmer, commander of the Dud Cason Post of the American Legfon, said today that the post had exceeded its membership goal of 1500 by six members. The goal was achieved last night when Ed Rice, chairman of the membership drive, announced that a total of 1,506 members had been enrolled this year. Mr. Nierstheimer said that the drive would close, but th at mem be rsh !ps would still be accepted. 186 Hove X-Roys Made in Mobile Unit in Osceola Chest x-rays were made for 186 leople in Osceola yesterday during he first day of a supplementary ilinic conducted by the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association. The mobile unit, owned and operated by the State Health Department, was moved to Blytheville today to open a four-day schedule lere. The unit is being operated by Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Kelly, members of the staff of the State Health Department. Mrs. C. G. Redman, executive secretary for the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, said that since this unit supplements the 15-day clinic conducted In the county earlier this year, the sche> dules would not be as crowded as on previous occasions. Accordingly residents of several areas surrounding Blythevllle have been asked to report for x-rays. Mrs. Redman said that representatives of Number Nine, clear Lake, Flat Lake, Recce. Lone Oak and Yarbro communities have been contacted and that residents of these areas or other surrounding districts would be fitted into the schedule. Workers for the clinic In Osceola yesterday included Mrs. Marcus Williams, Mrs. John A. Edrlngton, Mrs. Carroll Watson. Mrs. E. L. Shanefelt, Mrs. Garner Robbing, and Mrs. Ray Cox. E. N. Shivley, chairman of the Americanism Committee, reported on the oratorical contest, In which the entrant sponsored by the Dud Cason Post, Jimmy Lowe, placed first In the area competition at Jonesboro last week. He will take part in the slate contest at Little Rock, Friday. He represented the post last year, winning first in district and area, and second in the state competition. The post last night also commended Company "M" of the National Guard for assistance given the post in conducting military funerals. Firing squads for all the military rites were furnished by the National Guard unit. Pleas of guilty entered in court here this morning included: Paul E, Cook, burglary: Billy O. Hays, burglary: Bobble Jean Bowman, forgery; -Robert L. Bowman, uttering: Noel L. McSpndden, forgery and uttering; James Wright, grand larceny: and M. J. Thomas assault with Intent to kill. A charge of carnal abuse pending against Pat Alford was dismissed on motion of the prosecuting attorney. Hearings In nrlmln&l cases, which have been under way for the past two weeks In the Osceola Division of t"he circuit court, were concluded yesterday. v Osceola Defendants Sentenced Sentenced yesterday by Judge Charles W. Light in Osceoln were: Ruthle Davis, manslaughter, six years with sentence suspended on recommendation of the trial Jury. Samuel Wade, assault with Intent to kill, two-year suspended sentence on plea of guilty. Waiter Chalmers, voluntary manslaughter, five-year sentence following trial by Jury. Ellis Keys, 'Jr., second degree murder, sentence of 21 years on plea of guilty entered after testimony presented In first degree murder trial. Noy Mays, voluntary manslaughter, plea of guilty .three-year sentence suspended. Ed Robinson, aggravated assault, plea of guilty and sentence ol X days on county farm plus $50 fine. Ira Lee Watklns, Incest, six-year sentence suspended. and Earl Matlock. brotli- The permit Is n requisite lor eligibility in collecting the gnsolinc tnx refunds for fuel used for fnnn purposes in tractors and olher motor vehicles used fitrlclly In funning openttlons and not on the Farmers also must provide spncln marked containers for .storing th fuel and submit to the revenue dc pnrtment officials an estimate o I heir monthly needs Inr fuel which Ihe stnte Is pledged to pn a refund up to Tour nnd one-ha! cents per gallon of the six an onc-hnlf cent tnx. The aggregate amount which cnn be paid In any fiscal period, which will be from April 1 to March 31 of the next year, cnnnot exceed $2,500,000 under terms of the net, nnd certain other revenues from the gasoline tax which have been pledged for bond and Interest requirements, for highway maintenance and other purposes must be pr\trt Into other specinl funds bc- for R start Is made toward accumulating a fund out 'of which to pny the refund to farmers. Invoices Must Be Sfpried .Before they can claim any refund, the farmers must submit invoices from the oil company deliver- Hove Control, Use U.S. Funds By Kdwln B. Haaklnxm WASHINGTON, March 30..TO — Viva Senators today offered u new "voluntary heiillh hitiurauce bill" Intruded to nmk« )i<»|>IUI ami modlcLil pare available to all persons. Simiitor Hill (D-AIn), one of tho siton.sors, said (he new plan, bu.-icd on stuto mid local controls, Li a Mibsilhilu lor what he called "compulsory system" advocated by President Trumnn and some mcmbcrn of Congress, Tin- bill calls for the use of fcd- rul fundn "to o-s-sLst the slates to urvey, coordinate, supplement am treniithen their existing health resources."<li!.i Hill, the meiuura Is back cd by Senators O'Conor (D-Md) Withers 'D-Ky), Alken IR-Vl) tind Moral- (It-Ore). The Alabama Senator said In bill Is patterned on the presen federal law for ns-slatlng states an Awaits Hear ing ers, iifsault to commit robbery, six- year sentences on pleas of guilty with three years of term suspended. Jury Commissioners Named George Murray, robbery, three years on plea of guilty. Ed Jefferson and J. C. Chestnut received suspended sentences of three years each on pleas of guilty In the same Ing gasoline Into the special containers, and the farmer also must sign the Invoice at the time the gasoline is delivered. Before the farmer cnn obtnln a permit for refunds, he must list all equipment In which the gasoline Is to be used and show the average consumption per hour for each .of the vehicles used In strictly farming operations. He nlso must show thnt the vehicles have been assessed with the county authorities for ad valorem taxes. Violations of the act are punishable by a fine of not less thnn ilOO or more thnn $1,000, anri'or a iall sentence not to exceed one ;esr. Violations are further punishable by revocation of the permits for refunds, and when ft permit has been revoked It cannot be re-Issued for a nerlod of two years. llcfunds arc Fuhllc Records The payment of refunds will be a matter of public record, and thl.s record will be kept by the State Revenue Department by counties. The revenue officials may require that a special coloring bo placed In motor refund fuel to make It easily Idenllflcd and curb efforts to use such fuel In vehicles other limn those used in farming operations. The state ngeucy will be entitled to a maximum of two cents out of the six and one-half cents tnx to ever cost of handling tho refunds which should not be paid. regions In bulldltuj hospitals. Hill sail! stales and communities now are building 700 hospitals under Uml plan nnd the voluntary hOiillh Insurance bill "will perform the .same service for financing hos- pltoi and medical cnre." I'rcsrnl Systrm Valu»blr. "Wo believe that the present system of mixllcnl care 1ms been too vniuaulo, to ellccllve and loo useful through the years, to throw It nsidc for a new system which might not work," Hill told a report er, adding: "A compulsory system of health insurance carries with It tho danger of uprooting and defltroylng the entlro system of medical practice In tliir country." The now bill, Hill said, would be aimed at stimulating presenl systems of Insured or pro-paid medical care. The federal government would help states pay 'costs whore Individuals were to »ld. . Thrcn sources helped dr»w up the now plnn, Hill said:. Dr. OILson Colby Engel, president of the Penn- sylvanls State Medical Society; Dr. puul Mngnuson, chief medical: director of the cVteranji Administration and the American Hospital Association. This Is what the bill provides: 1. Persons unable to pay would get medical and hospital care through government - supported mombcrslilp In non-profit, prepaid health Insurance programs. Would Get Service Card. "2. Such persons would be issued service cards entitling them to the Gerhard EUler, alien communist, iwalls outside the U. 8. Supreme Court chamber al Washlnglon for a in lilt; legal buttle to tho House Committee on Un-American Activities. Ho ctixlins tho coin- Truman to Act On Bill Today Or Tomorrow By Fruieli M. Le Mar WASHINGTON, March 10 (*) Jnpltol Hill heard prediction! today hat the new rent control extender, will set off a government crackdown on a rent "blick mark." President Truman waa expected to sign, In plenty of time, th* "home rule" legislation that con-, tlnues rent control for another IS months. Presidential Secretary Charles O, Ross aald Mr. Truman U getting reports from departments concerned.. with Its administration. He added that the bill will be acted on today or tomorrow. "There may of may not be * state* men I from the President," Ross said. However, Tlghe Wood*, housing, expediter, Is known to be prepare ing a statement In connection with the president's action. b Just two days before the present controls are <H to die at midnight Thursday, Congress late yesterday tossed the new compromise bill to the White House by overwhelming votes. Then: See* Knrt or Ultra] RenU . I. Rep. Pxtnmn (D-Tex.) said, tt nilttce 1* unconstitutional. Wlrcphoto.) (AP Lions at Manila Hosts to Officials Conference is Called To Discus* Projects In Big Lake Section ApphHtimnlely 100 civic leaders In will mean a "Roleback of Illegal rent*,' an welt mi Increased rent* on name properties where landlord! are not now showing a profit. K« snlrl It will put an end to the nnf "black market" that Tlghe Wood*, rent administrator, reported to b» growing throughout the country. 3. House Democrat!!) Leader Me- Connack (Musi) Mid In his opinion there won't be any big lncre»» net in rent for anyone, and most rents probably won't be increased at all. S. p«ul v. Betteri, executive director of the U. 8. Qonference of Mayors, predicted no major city will drop rent controlj under the "horn* neet .liv*! ita of -fne' North Mississippi Coui peeled to meet »it the' guests o Olub to discus* rec Jecta and highway Impro the vicinity of Big Lake. The citwms will meet with W. V. Taylor, chief engineer for the U. 8. Fish mid Wild Life Service, who to here from Washington for the meetlnii, ind officials of the State Highway Department, the State Qarne and Fish commission, IhB O. S. District Engineers, and representatives of drainage districts in the area. The barn owl. which feeds chiefly on rodents, eats his own weight In one night, the National Wildlife See CIRCUIT COURT on Page H Federation reports. Voluble West European Foreign Ministers Arrive in U.S. for Signing of Atlantic Pact New York Cotton NEW YORK, Mar. 30—1:30 p.m. quotation; Open High Low Lasi Mar. (1950) . S795 2605 2792 2»04 May 3220 3229 3220 3228 July 3109 3119 3108 3118 Oct. , 2833 2848 2832 2847 Dec. . ...... 2SOD NEW YORK, March 30. (/P)— A group of voluble Western European foreign ministers arrived today aboard the big liner Queen .Vfary to sign the North Atlantic pact. A fellow traveler was Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko. still saying "No." Eggs and tomatoes were hurled from ft crowd of 500 pickets at a car bearing British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevln from the pier to Pennsylvania Station where he boarded a train tor Washington. He was one of four foreign officials who will sign the pact there next week. Three pickets were arrested in a push-and-pull scene with police. The pickets marched In noisy protest of Britain's policy toward Israel. Gromyko, who arrived to attend the United Nations assembly, had "No prediction" on what would transpire there. He answered "No comment" to reporters' other questions. Other foreign office chiefs besides Bevin who arrived were Belgian Premier and Foreign Mlnhter Paul- Henri Spaak, Dutch Foreign Minister D. U. Stlkker, and Luxembourg Foreign Minister Joseph Bech. 2806 281« Tii» (lickeU, cepr«MUUnt tb« Joint Committee to Combat Anll- iemltism, protested Bevln's alleged antl-semltlc slatcmcnls" and "hos- l!e policy to Israel." They carried placards and stomped and shouled. At a news conference aboard Ihe )Ig liner ailer she had docked. Bevln declared the alliance was a pact of solidarity which "should irevent war for many generations ) come." He said the pact did not In any way undermine the United Nations, adding: "I hope we c«n build collective security through the United Nations —and that will come." Under security phases of the al- lance, he said, "If we were attacked, we could move very quickly." Asked If he believed there would be a sudden attack, the burly, bespectacled foreign secretary shook his head and replied: "No, we are not expecting any sudden attack." He said, however, that it would be Insufficient "Just to sit back" and expect everything to turn out all right. The pact, he slid, "needs Implementation." The remark appeared to be iin obvious reference to the Western European nation* 1 request {or ajrou i about the same." from America. Pressed harrier by reporters on his views of any attack on Western Europe. Bevin said: "No we're not expecting an ultimate attack. But we can't tell whal lies In the future." Asked If he talked to Gromyko during the ship's calm Atlantic crossing, Bevln brought laughter with this reply: "f never disturb the ship and cause an}- danger." The shouting pickets across the street from the pier jtd not disturb him. "1 used to picket myself," he said. Enthusiastic endorsement of the pact was voiced earlier by the Foreign Ministers Spaak, Stlkker and Bech. Spaak said he found the pact "entirely within the framework of the United Nations" and that It "strengthens the U. N." "f,Vn convliKied," he declared, "that since the end of the war and the organization of the United Nations, the Atlantic Pact is the world's most Important step toward collective security. Tile taciturn Oromyko, asked ff he believed the condition of the U.N. good or bad, replied, "It's same type and quality ol hospital and medical services provided regular subscribers to health Insurance plans. They would not be Identified as recipients of government assistance. "3. The state health Insurance agency would reimburse the health Insurance plan for the full coal of hospital and medical care provided undci the plan, plus a reasonable administrative excuse. The slat* may collect partial payment based on ability to pay from persona unable to pay full subscription Cllftl'gM. "4. When any person enrolled In n prepayment plan becomes unemployed, his health Insurance subscription charges would be paid by the state agency lor the same period thai unemployment compensation Is paid. To Survey Needi "5. Prepaid hcallh Insurance cov- ernge would be broadened by providing for payroll deducllon ol subscription charges for employes ol federal, state and local governments who request It. "6. Diagnostic centers, clinics and other facilities In the stales would be surveyed and a plan developed for providing additional needed diagnostic services. "7. Facilities and services lor treatment of mental, tuberculosis and chronic diseases would be surveyed and a plan developed lor strengthening and Improving the financing of such services where needed. "8. Areas lacking adequate medical care would be surveyed and plans developed to encourage physicians to practice In communities. This need Is greatest In rural areas, "9. Existing enrollment In voluntary prepayment plans would be surveyed and methods developed lor encouraging enrollment ol all persons able to pay subscription charges, particularly in rural areas." Governor Sendi Aide* Governor McMath wns invited to attend but has Informed the Manila Lions Club that he would be unnble to accept the Invitation. He designated J. D. Lambert of Helena, chairman of the State Highway Commission as his personal representative, R. J. McKlnnon of Manila said today. Others from tha State Highway Department who plan to attend Include J. H. Oraln of Wilson and Fred Carter ol Lake City, highway commissioners; J. C. Baker, department director, and Alf Johnson, chief engineer, from Little Rock. Mr. McKtmion said thnt he hnd iccii Informed that Col. L. H. ''oole. chief engineer for the Memphis District, V. S. Engineers, and other members of his staff would attend. "slated "over the legislation, ^aU though It falls short of wh»t h« •sked, . •;-', The Senate approved the MM 78 to 11 and the House stamped on 4 262 to 143 vote, after weeks of bitter debate. . Culled Fair to Both Bidet • Sponsors called the legislation a "victory" for the tenant, •whll* at the same time assuring "a fair net operating Income" for landlords. But Senator Bricker (R- Ohio) asked where was the relief for the landlord, saying We new 111 leaves the rent administrator power to do as he pleases. A statement from the rent ad- ilnlstration said the new bill "would. rovlde a much more equitable method of adjusting rents than th* one under existing law," »ddln»: It would treat all landlords eqult- bly and would grant relief to thoa* nndlords who need It most becauM. hey are in the worst operating po- itlon." Judge Keck to Preside The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be represented by T. A. McAmts, executive secretary and possibly J. Roger Crowe 0! Stuttgart, commission chairman. T H. Holder, federal wild life co-orril- nator, also Is to attend from Lltlle Rock. J. L. Gunn, president of the Blythevllle chamber of Commerce and leaders In other Blytheville civic organizations were expcctcc to attend. Mr. McKlnnon said. G. E. Keck, former circuit judge and former chairman or the state game and fish commission, will be master of ceremonies for the dinner. The meeling will he conducted in the Manila High School and the dinner is to be served nt 6:30 p.m. 4 South Misxco Deafen Get Retail Liquor Permits Four South Mississippi Countlans were Issued retail liquor permits yesterday by Arkansas Revenue Commissioner Dean Morley In Little Rock. They arc James Bowles and E. F. Lowery, both of Kclser, O. A. George Jr., of Luxora, and Lester Stevens of Osceola. Other permits issued yesterday by Morley went to Mrs. Elizabeth De- Mezr« of Hot Springs and B. J Thompson ol FocthonU*. Half of Older Vets Affected ByRankinBill WASHINGTON, March 30. Tho House Veterans Committee got a rough estimate today that 46 per cent of World War One veterans could qualify for pensions under/ the new Rankln bill. On that basis, the cost of the proposal to give $15 n month.pension* to lower-Income 1917-18 'veterans at age 65 was estimated at $18,852,000 for 1930, rising to a peak Of $433,345,000 In 1935. Rep. Rnnkln (D-Miss) Introduced < the new "limited pensions" measure after the House sidetracked last week his plan for $90 pension* a I age 65 to all veterans of World Dean of Craighead County ' wars one and TWO. Attorneys Dies at 80 JONESBORO. Ark.. f>farch 30.— (IP) —E. L. Westbrooke. 80. dean of Craighead County attorneys, was found dead in bed here this mom- ing. Indications were he had died of heart attack about 7 o'clock Tuesday night. Mr. Wcslbrooko moved to Jone.5- boro In 1889 and was admitted to the bar four years later. He had practiced here since. He was widely known throughout the state. Danish Prince Die* COPENHAGEN, Denmark, March 30. (AP)—Prince Harald, uncle of King Frederick IX of Denmark and brother of King Haakon VII of Norway, died last night. He was 13. Soybeans (F.O.B. Chicago) Open High Low Close May ., 2\3',t 215-S 21JW 215-S11S July .. 206X M8 205-X. 306 Ills new bill proposes pension* only lor World War One veteran* who, on reaching age 65, have less, thnn $2,000 annual Income If unmarried, or less than $3,000 U mtz- rlcd, or with dependents. , New York Stocks (1:30 P.M. Quotations) Am. T & T 1*5 1-1 Am. Tobacco 67^3-4 Annconda 32 1-i Beth Steel 3J 1-1 Chrysler 64 1-4 John Deere 3« < Gen. Electric 38 5-« Gen. Motors 80 1-9 Int. Harvester .... Montgomery Ward I/ocMieed National Distillers 24 1-J M 1-1 20 7-» 19 J. C. Penney 46 7-«, Radio IS . Republic Steel 24 7-« Socony-Vnctum 16 S-* Standard Oil N. J » 1-< Sean, Roebuck W 1-1 Texas Co M U. S. Steel > T5 ;, Southera F*c4ti« ........ a *-4

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