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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI vnr VT TTI XTO o.) Blytheville Daily Ncwi Blythevllte Henkl VOL. Al/IIl—NO. 22 BlyUievllle Courier Mliululppi Valley Leader HIATHF,VIU-E, AUKANSAS, TUESDAY, AI'KIJ, 10, 1940 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS COUNCIL POSTPONES RUSSIAN SHOWDOWN _*>.-_-. -"*finV'-^-^^ _iHvtnicjjt"fc7» "^""-""iMmmmjfliMc Chinese Battle For Changchun Highways 61 , 70 To Be Improved, Laney Promises West Memphis Group Is Told Of Plans For Repair Of Routes Extensive improvement of Highways Cl and 70 was promi.sed oy Governor Ben Lnney during the weekend to a West Memphis Chamber of Commerce delegation, it has l>een announced. Governor Loncy said immediate relief is in sight (or Highway 61 fn the form of nesv patching, shoulder work, drainage and possible widening. The Governor declared that, in his opinion, the clumps on both Highways 81 and 70 arc foully, and this condition, together with the poor drainage. Is contributing to theli breakdown and constant state of II yepnir. More cars travel over Highway C than Highway 70, a check has re venled. according to J. C. Bnkei stale highway director, who told 111. West Memphinns that a trnffi' count shows some 4300 cars encl 24 hours traveling on Highway 70 at West Memphis and about -1HOO cars for the same period traveling on Highway 61. Improvement of Eastern Arkansas highways, long a goal of citizens in the affected area, may be a step nearer with these promises made to the West Memphians, it was pointed out. Contracts are to ho let shortly for widening and resurfacing Highway 70. extending from its intersection with No. (31 at West Memphis. 1.1 Black Fish Lake, a distance of 12 miles. Governor Lancy told the delegation '.vist No. 10 .would be widened to 24 feet to Black Pish Lake and that, ihe present highway wouul then lie used as a base for six additional inches of asphalt. Shoulders of the highway also will be widened arid improved for emergency park- ini!. he said. The Governor explained that lie had been in consultation with engineering authorities over the Nation and particularly with men experienced in airport building fai the Army and Navy in the Pacific islands, where soil conditions an water levels approximate the area along No. 70. These engineers told the Chie Executive, he added, that they an convinced asphalt type roads nr-_ more suitable than concrete due to the pvesent lack of drainage facilities and the soil, of the gunilw v.\ ncty. Asphalt., they pointed out has a resiliency, whereas concrer breaks from undermining by water, as in the case of the present highway. Flees 'Shack' Quick-Shooting Ranger Captain Joins Manhunt $1900 Reward Posted For Stayer Of Couple Near Texarkana Because, she said, the "dream •liousc' 1 she cxpetted \vh«n she came to America to join her ex-G, I. husband turned out to be a "shack," IC-year-old Mrs. Evelyn Caroline Poston ran away to New York. She says she doesn't want to rejoin her husband, Warren Harding Poston, or Salisbury, N. C., whom she mnrried in Crieklewood, England, last October find rejoined ; in the U. S. on March 31. Few Prisoners Left In County 200 POW's Removed From Here Recently; Camps Being Cleared All of.,the German prisoners . war lini-e been removed from th Blytheville camp and only relntively small number nrc le] in Mississippi County, with th camp at SasseU.- believed the onl o])e now In operation. There were 200 removed from TEXARKANA. Ark., April 16. I UP)—A min-drcnched crowd lo- dny nttencied funeral services for Paul Martin, 17-year-old youth who was (he victim of n double murder Sunday on n country Inne near here. Services for his companion. 15- year-old Betty Jo Booker, also ound shot to death about a mile rorn Martin's body, were lo be eld this afternoon. Meanwhile, the Investigation con- inueri under the direction ol Texa< (nngei capt. M. T. (Lone Wolf) ".ionzunllas. nn<| reward money now losled totnled 41.900. GonzuaVins, known generally a' he deadliest mnn on the drnw witl -idler hand in the southwest, enc-red the Investigation yesterdnj o help sort out the meager clues n the case, the second double slay in Tcxarknnn within the pas luce weeks. The bodies of young Martin nnd Miss Booker were found n mile ipnrt on country Innes north of Texnrknnn. Captain Goiuunllns and Sheriff w' H. Presley of Bowie County. Texas, said examination of Martin's body Indicated thnt he put. up n terrific struggle before succumbing to four Small Nationalist Army Fights Communists In Mdnchurian City By WAl.TKIl I.Of.AN United I'ress Staff Co4ri\<|>midait C, April Hi. (U.P.)— OliiiH'ui! (.'omimmiHln roops smashed inlo Changchun yesterday and engaged >\ landfill of Nationalist troops in hitter hoiise-lo-liou.se fight- ni.fi tin* Centra] News Agency reported today. A spokesman Tor the National Military Council said, lowever, thai » I'eivee. l.'i'esevviitioii Corps mul Ihe Hinall government force still hold tin; Miincliiiriini ciipilnl lute :ocia.v. The feud-ill news dispatch, timed at 10 a. in. April 15, jilhi Communist troops entered tile city from m;uiy directions. Heavy machinegnn and rifle fire in heard constantly in the .streets, the dispatch said. _ .—. ,j.j lc t; cll t,-ui Dully NCWE rcportec /*'! Afl" ' I City Officials Jaycee Guests Report On Progress Of City Is Offered By Mayor Jackson (he Blythcvillp camp in the week for Litlle Rock, where John Mahan Is Postmaster In Kentucky John Mnlmn. son of Mr. nnd Mrs. T. J. Mnlinii nnd now of Princeton. Ky.. has assumed the position as postmaster there, after having been appointed by Congressman Noble J. Gregory. A story appearing in the Prince- Ion newspaper spoke of Mr. Malinn as a "widely known young farmer and a member of one of Caldwell's pioneer families." Appointment, of Ihe former Blytheville man ended a. long-delayed appointment with at least, three prominent men seeking the post. it was pointed out. Mr. Mahan is a past president of the Cnlriwell County TPnrm Bureau, a deacon in the Central Presbyterian CVmrch nnd an -Active civic leader of Princeton, the newspaper article continued. The story, which carried n front page streamer, pointed out that the appointment met with eral approval here." and included n letter from Congressman Gregory sent other applicants which said in pnrt: "Mr Malinn made the highest grade in the examination. The many letters received indicated to me that he was the choice of the Rreal majority ot those who expressed Interest. I-Yom my own knowledge and from what many prominent citizens of Princeton have said about him, I am sure he will make n good public servant." Mr. Mahan. who went toPrm.;e- loii to take up fanning after leaving college. Is son of the late T. J. Mahnn. a leading pioneer citizen of Blytheville. past they will spend six weeks prior to sailing for Germany ; nnd home. There were approximately 5000 prisoners in the seven camps in Mississippi County at one time but the average citizen did not realize that many German prisoners were living among the approximately 85,000 other residents ol the county. At the Blytheviltc camp, the number totaled 698. These prisoners were used during two hnvvest seasons for gathering of cotton, alfnlia, corn and ithcr (arm products. The first labor was unsatisfactory but later the work, improved and it. was the concensus lhat prison labor was a great help in harvesting the in j r. cotton crop. Prisoners were leased to farmers under various associations with Chickasr.'.vba Farmers Association in charge of the camp here with H. C. Kuappcuberpcr as president. All prisoners of war must be out of Ihe United states by June 16 nnd during the time before departure they will have been given various physical exnnihu,tions and cleared through Spanish and ; legations. The camps arc to be demolished and sold with cooperating farm- 1 ers in each association having furnished the money for erection of camps. Prisoners were paid by llic government which received mone> from the farmers using laborers nt a standard wage scnlc set b> the government. Camps in Mississippi County were nt Blytheville. Luxorn. Vic toria, o.sceoln. Dassett. Kciscr. Two shots, ended the girl's life. Cnptnin~Gon?.ua!lns, Tcxns' most colorful ranger, has been engaged in some 40 gun fights In which one or more pj-sons have been killed. He received his "lone wolf" tttlv for his tendency to work cases alone, . ^ , <. Learning the Mcxicnn border und snots from pnncha Villa, Francisco Madera and Jesus Carranza. lie became chief of the rangers in .13-13. He hasn't done much talking ntanut his port in the Mcxicnn revolutions, but he is believed to linve played _quitc an active role. Considered extremely capable, the handsome, determined and calm ranger has lots of friends, and likewise lots of enemies. Sunday's double killing is the second of its kind in the Texarkann nren within the past three weeks. Tlie bodies of Richard Griffin nnd Polly Ann Moore were found in n parked cnr on the outskirts of the city Inst March 24th. No arrests were, made in connection with that double shooting. Members of the city administration were guests of the Blytllcvillc Junior Chamber of Commerce nt the scmi-monlhly dinner meeting last night, when the Govcrmnetitu Aflnits Committee, headed by 13. II Goodnuni. hnd charge ol the program. Mayor K. R. Jnckson spoke briefly on the progress of Blylhcville ii the pnsl five years, tonfliR of reduc tion of the city's debts, installnlioi ..„-„.„ 0[ l| ie "whilcwny" system of stree bullet wounds.l lighting, building of the new fin stntlon In the West End, plans ti nssumc gnrbnge disposal \vork, alii various other improvements. City Clerk Frank Whltworth ex plained the bonded indebtedness Blytheville nnd gnvc a brief cxplan ntion of the monthly receipts nt-, disbursements of the city. •' Other members of the ndmlnis tration present were Aldermen E. B kVoodson, John C. McHnney, J. Nnbers nnd Rnlclgh Sylvester. At the business meeting lollow ing the dinner, members of tl club voted to -sponsor n Lndy-iu- Wniting lo j'cprescnt Blylheville ni :he Memphis Cotton Carnival Mny 13-19. The young lady chosen will accompany the Cotton Carnival Court at nil of the carnival functions. Plans also wove made to welcome the Cotton Carnival Good Will Dcl- egatlon, which will be in Blytheville Monday, April 22. No Flood Stages Are Expected On Arkansas Rivers N. O. Cotton Called Negligent ml the Communist forces wera llhhi a half mile ol Ciencrallsslnu iiiang Knl-shek'K northcasteri nnd thnt heavy llery duels rocked the nuclei! Tlie Chinese first army, nfte mashing Communist forces In bit cr lighting nround Szcplngknl, wn •ported driving north from Urn ty In an attempt to relieve th csieged Changchun garrison. Tney 1 me mvMtnii fnlrly stiff opposition. Nationalists Oulnulnbcred Observers here pointed out that ;hniigclum was held by a force if only 12,000 government pencil ireservnlloii troops, plus a few housnnd Nationalist troops flown n some months ago. They were ip ngnln.st n. Conimnul.il Army M some M.OOO which hnd the city surrounded. They said the cllys fnll might lie expected momentarily. The communists captured three -ill-fields In the vicinity of Changchun BOOU nfler they launched their attack Sunday ns Russian occupation forces were withdrawing. While capture or Ihe Held prevents the government from flying reinforcements directly inlo Changchun, reports circulated here today thnt. the government was preparing to port plans to cnrry fresh Iroops to Vj-anehuriu. Meanwhile. Chiang pressed new unity talks with Chinese Communists. As Chungking availed the arrival Thursday of Gen. George C. Marshall, president Trumnn's spe- clnl envoy nnd chief pence iiiedln- .or in the spreading civil war, ,'hiarig personally Intervened In (ragging Inter-party unity tnlks in i move to bring opposition lenders Immediately into the Chinese government. Summoning leaders of the poli MnJ.-Gcn. John T. Lewis, nbovu. Knslern Europe Hase Section commander, has been accused by defiMisc counsel at Ihe l.k-litlold. England, couil-mni lltil of failure properly to investigate aliened brutal treatment of C1I prisoners ut the 10th Uelnfon-omenl Uepol guardhouse. Lie Apparently Takes Sides With Soviets In Iranian Dispute BY SAM SOUK1 United press stnfr correspondent TEHRAN. April 10. (Ol')—Iran- Inn sources contended lodny that Premier Ahmed Qhnvnm ordered (hi, Iranian complaint against Rus- ^ ^ „ sin withdrawn from the United j, _) 1r>w ,i O i, rn w jth Russia on Nations .«>cumy Council nt tlio Ul R n ° w "° w " wlin KUf.si.1 on direct Insistence of the Soviet. that Soviet T NEW YORK, April 16.. (U.I 1 .)—United Nations Sec- rotary General Trygve Lie. today forced a surprise postponement of a Security Coun-. Mnr. ATny Oct. Dec. 27CO 2773 2773 a7fiO 2747 2750 2743 2763 2106 2752 21CO 2770 27Gfl 2750 Sfofe Leader Of VFW To Be Here Thursday S. Hendrix of Little Rock r vice commander of the State Department of Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be present here Thursday nisht nl the local po.n meeting. To be held at the Armory. 7:30 o'clock, a main event of the evening \vilt be installation of new officers. Also attending will be W. P. Smith of Little Rock, quartermaster in llic Stale department. Representatives will attend from posts in Paragould. Osceola, Joncs- boro. Trumann. Harisburg. Wynne. Earle and West Memphis. All veterans with overseas service, even though they are not members of the organization, nre invit- 2743' fd to attend, it was announced by 2752 | Commander Mar&hnll Blackard, who will serve as master of ceremonies, Hy United Pre-ss pring rains ranging uv> to 4 uches lhat blanketed Arkansas he past 24 hours were expectec oriny to have little cflcct on the ;tatc's main rivers. While temperatures rose and rain 'ell. the Arkansas. Ouachita. While Hurt Black Rivers stayed in their bank's, and the U. S. Weather nu- rean in Little flock predicted Thai no flood stages would be reached anywhere in the state. The weatherman added that Wednesday would bring fair and cooler weather, but most of Arknn- will have scattered showers ind clouds the rest of today. MorriUon residents stepped out of n pre-Enslern drenching today after n 4.52-iuch rainfall. Conway also had a super-saturation of 4 inches, while Augusta reported 3.05 inches nnd Newport stayed in the upper bracket with 3 inches. Sugar Loaf Mountain . recorded 2.55. Fort Smith 2.06, Bntesvillc 1.2-1. ricnton 1.21. and Gilbert 1.15. Harison and Tcxarkana reported .61 nnd .42 ot an inch. Temperatures were generally in the mid-ficvcrilics, ranging from a high of 80 at Dardanelles to 01 at Bntcsville and Gilbert. Minimum temperature in the state last night was the 48 degrees at Gilbert. Power Company Holds Election Hill And All Other Officials Renamed At Meeting Today LT. Wood Dies Of Heart Attack Painting Contractor Is Fatally Stricken Here This Morning Louie Thoinns Wood, for '20 ycuvs pnlnllng contractor here, dleci early lodny of a heart nltnck at- his honic, 42ft East Cherry. lie was 05. lu III hcnlth about two years, he .suffered a stroke of paralysis about n year ni(0 iinri long had been bcrt- ilnst. His condition, however, had pot .seemed critical until n short llmu before his death at 3:45 o'clock. ,n-i-., i n ; Paducah.' I^y!» Aug. 10 1880, he came from Jonceboro In 11)28 to Blythevllle, Tsh'drc ncllvo 1n bushier* until lie became 111 !Ie IK survived by his wife. Mrs. Blnllc Wood; a son. Harold Wood, who attends University of Mississippi Allege of pharmacy. Oxford; n steprtnughler, Mrs. H. A. Rimer of Memphis; a stepson. Tony L. Clements ol Little Rock; two sisters, Mrs. Tom VnHcntlne of Trumnnu nnd Mrs. Mniidc Davidson of Sen- nth, Mo., nnd two Ill-others, Archie nnd Elmer Wood, both of Holland. Mn. I Mrs. Rimer nlromly has JoXied her- mother nnd other members of tlcal consultative conference to a , he rnmn w| ,, arrivc l[xtcr todny . ten party t.\ Chungking while full-, Fim!!rnl scr vlces will be held lo- aftornoon. 3:30 o'clock, at Avnbns.iiulor Ivan sndchlkov toHl Cihnvnm that llussln would fuel "Insulted" unless Iran ordered IU delegate, Hussein Ala, to withdraw the charges. They said that under the circumstances Qhiivniii had no aUornn-, live but dispatch hLs latent instructions lo Ala. They pointed out that Sadchlkov vlnlled Olmvnm nt leiuit three times, each time reiterating In forceful lerms that the Bed Army would live up to Us promise lo get out of Irn> coniplclely by May 0. In view of this Siidchlkov made It plain to Olmvnm Hint Russia saw no purpose In trim continuing Us complnlnt before Ihe Security Council. Olmvnm wns snid to reason that In view of Snrtchlkov's atllludu 11 wns more tactful not to monitor lo him that Russia had promised licfore to get troops out of Irnn but bad not carried out the prom- ns said lo feel that Irnr lie neighbor nt almost, nny cost, "Tho Biltlsh and Americans," me senior Iranian official said, 'don't rcnllip. Hint we have got our :u»id lit the. licar'n moulli," This official pointed out Hint nusslan forces arc still In northern Irnn, although withdrawing into nnssla, and th«t they exercise con- fildcrablo Inlluence over the A/.er- jau Democrats, tlja Kurds nnd the 'rucloh party—all «\cmertl» cftpr nble of .stirring up considerable trouble. the Iranian case by suggesting that the Anglo-American demand for keeping Iran on the agenda might be illegal. After n short morning session, the council adjourned until .3 p.m. tomorrow to begin debate on Poland's charges against Franco Spain. It' ileforred until after Thursday a vote' on the Irnnlnh case,to give its experts a chanw to study and repovt on Lie's uncxpected : opinion which Appeared to Bide with trie Soviet' view. ' • The surprise turn of eyenU on the tangled Iranian caw came as the Unllcd Stales fcnd, Britain, supported by live other council members, were ready to vot« down the Russian rtcnmnd—now supported by Irnn—to drop the Iranian cane 1m- mcdlntely. Follow» Hot Debate The council's decision came as an anticlimax to one of the - angriest nnd bitterest Big Three debates slucc the council moved to the new world.-U. S. Delegate Edward R. Stettlnlus, Jr., and Soviet delegate Andrei A. Oromyko prolonged thnt debate > little this morning. Stcttlnlus llatly repudiated Qro- myko's charge that the U. 8. was acting hi bad faith and. Indirectly accused Russia of using her troops n Iran U> lorce R idst-mlnute re- 'crsal of*', thnt 'country's position. Notio of the Anglo-American bloc deserted their position that the council ahould keep its finger on the. Iranlnn ca.se until the last Red Army soldier Is out,Of.'Iran as promised >yiRussin,.pn May 6.' BtettlnSus re- v- fc'rated'"UiB 3 l ;16" 'drop' Iran"betels OPA Will Study Railroad Rates Agency May Oppose 25 Per Cent Boost Sought By Lines Weather ARKANSAS — Mostly cloudy, showers and thunderstorms and cooler today except in extreme northwest. Partly cloudy Tuesday and Wednesday, showers extreme cast portion tonight, warmer north portion Wednesday. N. Y. Cotton NEW Mar. .. May .. July .. Oct. .. Dec. .. Spots down a. YORK. April 16. (UP.) — 2773 2773 2758 2763 2760 2761 2752 2700 .... 2778 2779 2765 2768 ... 2772 2773 27CO ... 2710 2770 275G closed nominal at 2764 2760 2511 At the annual meeting fo the Board of Directors and stockholders of the Arkansas-Missouri Power Company, held nt the company's gencrnl office In Blytheville Uxt-iy. all officials and directors of the company were re-elected. Officers re-elected were: James Hill Jr.. president. Blytheville; Gus B. Walton of Little Rock, vice president; chnrles Rny Newcomb. secretary nnd treasurer, Blytheville; and Franklin E. Atkinson, auditor, Blytheville. Re-elected lo the board ol directors were: P. O. Gardner of Caruthersville. Mo., John S. Painter of Ironlon. Mo.. James Hill Jr., Chnrles Ray Newcomb. W. W. Turner of Winnelkn, III.. Gus B. Walton of Little Rock, and Edmund S. Cunimings Jr.. of Chicago. Mr. Hill, president of the company, informed Ihe directors that the accounting and rate departments were progressing wllh (heir studies to place into elfect ns soon .a.s possible a 5175,000 rate reduction will affect most of the company's customers in Arkansas nnd Missouri. A dividend o( 50 cents per .stiarc was declared to the common stockholders of record on April 30. 1946 which dividend will be paid June 15. 10-16. The declaration of this dividend was in accordance with the company's budget Tor the year 1946 for payment of 51 per share annual dividend. The board of directors also approved work orders for a large new constructive program designed to improve service and extend many new lines to people in Northeast Arkansns nnd Southeast Missouri not already served. Tiie officials of the company .stated that this new building program will enable the company to stay ahend of the requirements for scale battles were rnglng 1,300 miles to the northeast, clilnng told Communist nnd other party officials he expected full agreement on n new coalition government within three days. In Changchun, according to a pooled dispatch from five American correspondents who (lew Ihcro Saturday, there lias been heavy nnd continuous firing since the siege began. The dispatch snid 40.(100 to SO.OOO attacking Communist forces were armed with artillery as well ns machine guns, nntl-tiink guns, mortars nnd rifles. Use .lap Weapons Government sources in Chnng- ciiiin said the communists were fighting with Japanese weapons handed them by the Russians a few months ago. For the defense of the Manchur- inn capltnl, the Chinese government was depending upon some 7.000 members ol the Peace Prevention corps—4,000 regulars flown from reining several months ago nnd 3.000 additional green local vecruils. These troops were cfuccntrnted in Ihe center of Changchun in slit trenches, behind rond blocks nno emplacements, and In strategic building commanding approaches to the city. MnJ. Gen. Chen Shlh-lsrn. commander of the defense, forces, was optimistic nbout holding off the Communists until the first army arrives from Szepingkai. ";ic told American rorrespondenl.s '.he Communists will wear themselves nut agninst t'.ie city's large, well-fortified buildings. Chiang's unprecedented personal Intervention in unity negotiations morrow Cobb Funeral Home. Thr Rev, 8. B. Wllford. pnslor of First Methodist Church, will offl- dnte with burial nt Maple Grove Cemetery. Chicago Mill Workers Continue Strike Today WEST HELENA, Ark.. April 10. (U.IM—Tlvs Intcst, strike In Ark- ansns went inlo its second day lodny as 750 employes of the West Helena plant ol the Chicago Mil' and Lumber Co. continued their demand* for n. 10-cent nn hour rctronclivc raise. Members of the CIO International Woodworkers of America, thr- workmen walked out ol the plant nt ft a. m. yesterday after company officials reputedly refused to mnke n pending raise retroactive' lo April 15. J. R. Hill, spokesman for the union, snid that the raise wns ngrccd upon last Mnrch 8 by union and company officials but its effective dnte wns held up ! pending approval of Ihe OPA. Union members, he said, offered to continue work If Ihe company would agree Eo mnke the raise I retroactive to yesterday. The company refused. Hill said. Lions Plan 'Smoker' The Lions Club, which usually has a weekly luncheon meeting at !<itcl Noble, dispensed with Us npiilar luncheon today because ol i slag vioker planned for tonight it the hotel. power necessary to take care of all Ihe new devclopinef.ts this territory wil have In the post'™"" crn ' was believed to have been based On n desire lo present some concrete results to Marshall when he arrivrs. Chiang named three or his lop-ranking officials to confer with Communist and Democratic league leaders on the composition of the new coalition government. Meanwhile Minister of Information K. C- Wu. answering Communist leader Gen. Chou En-lal's charge that the government provoked civil war in Manchuria, said that it was actually the communist capture of Szepinkgal which touched off the conflict. He said communists have no right to occupy Manchurlan elites because they will not be officially part of the Chinese army until .China's armed forces are reorganized. N. Y. Stocks A T & T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper .. Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward .. N Y central Int Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Studebakcr Standard of N J — Tcxns Corp Packard U S Steel WASHINGTON. April 10. (UP) — The Office of Price Admlulstrattoi was debating lodny whether to op pose n request l>y the nation's roll ronds for a 25 per cent Increase In freight rates. A spokesman promised n definite OPA stnnd within n few days. In 1042, the agency opposed rate Increases us Inllallonnry. The railronds. bn.slng their action on increased costs of Inbor and supplies, petitioned the Interstate Commerce Commission to let the proposed 25 per cent increase go Inlo cflcct May Ifi. They also nsked permission to keep the present passenger fares, which include a 10 per cent Increase granted ns a war-time emergency measure. This Increase Is ilow scheduled lo be dropped six months nfler the ofllcinl end of hostilities. In their petition to the ICC the carriers urged that the boost become effective on one day's notice instend of the usunl 30 dnys. ICC hearings could be held Inter to allow nwnrds lo shippers dcnlt with unjustly. It wns snid. E. K. Lnccy. executive sccretnry of the National Industrial Traffic League, said the league would file immediate objections to this "rather unusual" suggestion, The NITL represents several hundred thousand shippers throughout the coun- ry, he said. A special meeting of the league ins been called for May 7 In Chicago to consider the overall consequences of the 25 per cent rale boost, lie added. The carriers blnmed llielr difficulty on the fact lhat "In a world of greatly increased wages ond prices freight rates remain on a prewar level. " The last major increase granted the carriers by the ICC wns in 1942 when a three to six per cent boosl in freight rales and the 10 per ceni jump in passenger fares wns authorized. The freight increase -wn: suspended the following year and has been suspended periodically eve 27 5-8 since. 96 The. carriers' petition recalled llv 53 7-8 recent 16-cent hourly wage Increase 34 granted to some 1,220,000 employes. 16 1-2 The same employes now are ask 17 ing for an additional 14 cents an 31 1-2 hour to increase the raise to Uv 74 3-4 original demand of n 30-ccnts-an 63 1-2 hour boost. Two remaining union 10 1-8 of engineers nnd trainmen also ari 84 asking for raises. by l May « would violate tha charter. Oroinykb rcjp'inect that Stcttlnius still was sacrificing logic "to inflate and prolong the Iranian dispute." But.most of the session was devoted to discussion of Lie's memorandum. The Soviet bloc Immediately grabbed ft as the basis for postponement of a vote on Russia's demand for dropping Iran—a vola on which the Russians faced certnln defeat. Spanish Issue Coming Up Tho Anglo-American bloc accepted the move to postpone a vote until after the council's experts had stud- led Lie's opinion. But the council decided to proceed with Its agenda —the Spanish Issue—tomorrow. „. Before adjournment, there was.-a flurry of debntc indicating thnt the council members may disagree on huw much weight to place on Lie's legnl opinion. - Dr. Quo Tnl-oht of China, scrv- Inrf (he lastday of his term ascouti- cil president, Insisted Lie was only the "chief administrative officer" and thnl the council must make its decisions regardless of the secretary general's observations. But Oromyko and Polish delegate Oscar Lnnge reminded the council that the secretary general was :i "very important person" and that the charter even gave him power to bring disputes menacing world peaca before the council. Lie's opinion wns expected to carry considerable weight. He is ths Impartial "head" of the United Nations who has taken an oath to the UN and abandoned lor the term I his office allegiance to any coun- ry—even his homeland ol Norway. 183 7-8 94 1-4 45 1-2 106 13* 47 7-8 75 3-8 Jvestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCK- VARDS, April 16. (UP) (USDA) — Livestock. Hogs—9,700. salable 8,500; mar[ct active; slaughter claues steady, feeders strong to 25 cent« higher; early clearance. Around 10 per cent of weights under 160 pounds, good and choice slaughter barrows and gilts Ii.80; good and choice pigs under 140 pounds 151525; sows and most stags 14.25. Cattle — 3.800. salable 2.500; calves 1,700. all salable. Supplies ngnin modest in cattle: about 30 loads of steers offered. Market fairly active on all classes and firm. Choice steers 17.25; few good and choice 15.50.-16.85; choice feeder steers 16 16; medium to good around 14-15: good and choice heifers and mixed yearlings 14.50-16.50; medium 13-14.25; odd head cows 13-14; common and. medium beef cows 9.75-12.50; canners nnd cutters 1.50-9.S5; good beef bulls largely 14-14.25; odd head higher. Sausage bulls largely 12.50-13; choice vealers 17.90; medium to good 13-16.50; slaughter steers 11-17.76; slaughter heifers 10-17.50; feeder steers 10.50-16.25. Chicago Ry« May July . 245 Vi 34SU 245 W 24714 . 148H I«Vi 148K 148H

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