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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE.DQMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 9 Blythevilte Daily New* Blythevllle Courier Blythevlll« Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BIATHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, APIUL 2, 19.19 EIGHT PAGES ^Envoys of Atlantic Pact Nations Open Strategy Sessions By John M. illfhtower ' WASHINGTON, April 2. </Tj—Foreign ministers ol all 12 Atlantic Pact powers were called into ther first huddle today to start drawing up grand strategy machinery for the non-Communist Western world. The officials were first expected* •——• to make a [ortnal check of the' treaty which was completed here early this month, then informally talk over the kind of agencies which will be needed to carry out the aims ol the alliance. Two strategy groups arc specified In the pact itself: A consultative council and a defense committee. U.S. and Britain Accuse Red Bloc Of Violating Pact Notes Demand Trio Carry Out Promises Of Human Freedoms Victory Is Seen : or Oleo Tax Cut All 12 member nations presumably will be represented on each of these bodies. The council, according to the treaty, must be so organized that It can meet on short notice to deal with any emergency. It is the body which would be summoned into has^i session, for example, if one of the •fflicmbers of the a' iance should be attacked. To Lay Defense Plays The defense committee presumably will get the task of drawing up detailed plans (or (a) rearming the Atlantic nations-mainly through proposed American aid program- and Ib) defending the Atlantic n gion in case of attack, Diplomatic Informants said no decisions could be reached on problems of organization today, anc probably none could be expected until after the treaty comes into force. That is at least several weeks— perhaps months—off. because, th United States cannot ratify the pact until It is approved by two-thirds o( the Senate, after committee hearings. Today's meeting was to be hcli In the government's departmenta auditorium ^on historic Constitution Avenue, about three blocks from th White House. The pact will be signed in the same auditorium Monday afternoon. There is much speculation tha -Ahe headquarters of the Atlanti lliance will be placed in Europe rather than the United State: probably In either London or Paris The last ol the 52 foreign min isters, Oustav Rasmussen of Den mark, arrived last night. i. "tiKf Sic POTS. benmark, .Ital.v, IBSlifidarid Vnr- tugal were represented 'in a treaty meeting for the first time today, having been Invited to join after the pact was fully drafted. Besides Hasmusscn, the roster ol diplomat* includes: Enwst Bevi'i of Britain, Dean ,•_' ."o-i of the United States, Uob- ert brmman of France, Lester B. Pearson of Canada, Paul-Henri Spank of Belgium, D. U. Strikker ot the Netherlands, Joseph Bech of Luxembourg, Halvard Lange'of Norway, Carlo Sforza of Italy, Bjarnl Bencdiktsson of Iceland and Jose Caiero da Mata of Portugal. Along with the preparations for signing the treaty, Acheson, Bevin and Schuman were going ahead with plans to try to work out final agreement on the future of Germany. They met for almost two hours at the State Department yesterday. Afterward, Schuman told reporters they had made good progress on "outstanding" German problems. No decisions are expected until late next week. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT! Rainfall During March Doubles Normal Precipitation for Month Rainfall In March lacked leis than U.rec-qiiHrtcrs of an inch ot doubling the normal mean rainfall for BlytlievUle, it recapitulation ol weather records for itul month showed today. Passage in Senate Expected Despite Strong Opposition WASHINGTON. April 2. (/P| — Jackers of a House-approved bill lo repeal all federal taxes on Oleomargarine said loday its Senate chances look good, despite the promise of bitter opposition from dairy-state lawmakers. Senators from butter-producing states readied a substitute meas- ire and said they are prepared to 'talk at length" to prevent passage of the repeal bill which the House massed yesterday by a 287 to 89 vote. In stamping approval on the bill Lo erase lhe 63-year-old taxes, the House rejected all efforts to outlaw interslate shipment of yellow oleomargine. However, the measure stipulates that yellow oleomargine sold in public eating places must be triangular in shape and Identilicd as oleomargarine. The bill does not affect the laws of 18 states that prohibit the sale of the yellow product. Hardly had the House voted when Senator Wiley (R-Wts) announced that he and 2o other Senators are readv to introduce a "states rights" bill to: 1. Repeal the oleomargarine taxes; 2. Prohibit interstate shipment of yellow oleomargine; and 3. Let the individual states decide then whether they will permit the sale of the yellow product. May Stage Talkathon Tlie House passed an oleomarga- ^rme,.tax .repealer last year,tut it (jito, ;h-ihe Senate hear the-session's end when Wiley made known thai he was ready with a "long Jruman-Stalin Meeting Again Recommended WASHINGTON. April 2. (tV>— Rep. Main-held (D-Mont) said to day he understands "certain members ol Congress" have suggxled to President Truman another meeting with Premier Stalin. But ancthcr member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Vorys (R-Ohttrt said he thought the idea was "crH?y." "Every time we've met with them we've ended up losing our shirts." Vorys snld. "I'm agai.'ist that kind of diplomacy." Mansfield said he himself hns not made the suggestion although "1 think It wouldn't be a bad idea." Those interested, he said, think It might be advisable for the President and the Russian leader to try once more across the conference table to see what can bo done about settling "problems in disagreement." Mnusfields said no pressure is being put on Mr. Truman, that no formal request has been made that he call a conference and that he doesn't know Mr. Truman's reaction. Asked today if he Is ready again to "talk at length," the dairy state Senator said: "If and when the bill comes up, I will if necessary." But Chairman George (D-Ga) of the Senate Finance Committee said le duesn'i think there will be a real filibuster. He added that the chance of the tax repealer bill passing before Congress adjourns "is promising to fair." The House, before it approved the measure offered by Rep. Poage <D- Tpx), rejected 162 to 141 an Agriculture Committee bill that would have repealed the taxes but would have outlawed the interstate sale of yellow oleomargarine. The House-approved bill would repeal these federal taxes: Yellow oleomargine at retail—10 cents a pound; uncolored oleomargarine at retail—1:4 cent a pound; manufacturers of oleomargarine— $600 a year; wholesalers In yellow oleomargarine—$480; wholesalers of white oleomargarine only—$200; retailers of yellow oleomargarine—$48 a year; retailers of white oleomargarine only $6 a year. By Edvard E. Bomar WASHINGTON. April 2. </!>)— With three strongly-worded notes, the United States and Britain today opened the way for action against a trio of Soviet bloc countries for "notorious" violation of pence tieaty pledges. The notes, delivered to Communist-run Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria, formally demanded that they carry out treaty promises to secure human rights and freedoms for their peoples. The two Western nations had the support of Canada In bringing the charges. If the notes are rejected—and it is expected they will be—Britain and this country can call for action by a three-member commission, as provided In the treaties. The next step might be to carry the case to the United W. tlons. Reliftcnu Car* Cited The charges of "notorious" treaty-breaking were based In part on Hungary's imprisonment of Cardinal Mlndszenty, the sentencing of Protestant church leaders In Bulgaria and the crushing of opposition by Communist leaders In Romania. The American-British action, announced today by the State Department, followed a promise by Secretary of State Acheson yesterday that the United States will Join In bringing the world's attention to the "tyranny" of the Eastern European countries under Communist control. Acheson made the statement In answer to a petition from the National Conference of Christians find Jews which protested the denial of religious freedom in Hungary and Bulgaria. The Slate Department announcement disclosed for the first time how the Western powers propose to enforce their repeated demands on the former enemy countries which now take their cue from Moscow. The treaties have identical provisions for settling disputes. ,They provide that disagreements shall first be referred to Russian, American, and British representatives In the satellite capitals. If they fall to settle the quarrel within two months, a commission may be set up. with one member named by each party to the dispute and a third chosen by mutual agreement ^possibly through the United Nations secretary general. Decision to Be Binding Tftie three nations which signed the treaties agreed that the decision of such a commission would be binding. If. they question this procedure now the Western powers would be In a position to accuse them of open defiance. A further step would be an appeal for enforcement by the United Nations Security Council, but officials declined to say whether this would be done. In Its strongly-phrased notes, the United States charged that each of the three Communist nations has "deliberately and systematically" denied Its people "freedom of expression, of press and publication, of religious worship, of political opinion, and of public meeting." Boogied by a drenching 3.04-lnchfr rain a week ago, total rainfall for March was 652 Inches. The normal mean rainfall for that month In BlytlK-ville Is 4.01 Inches, according to the UJ3. Weather Bureau In Little Rock Two other heavy rains swelled the total. On March 8, 1.73 Inches fell anil 1.84 Inches of rain wiis measured for March 25. The month's rainfall brought the totnl sliue Jan. 1 to 21.04 inches. By this dale last year, 18.25 Inches hnxl fallen since Jan. 1. It mined on eight dnys last month. On three days, light snow fell but melted quickly. Highest tenijwraturc last month wns 79 degrees, recorded Mur. 24. Lowest wns 25 degrees, recorded on both Mnr. 1 and 3. The menu temperature was 4S.4 degrees, This Is hallway between the average maximum of 58,2 degrees and the average minimum. 40,6 rtcgrcos. The normal mean temperature for llly- thevlllc In March Is 51,2 drurorj), according to tlie weather bureau. Mar. 15, beside bc-lng a generally bad day for everyone, also was lho coldest ol the month with a maximum ol only 30 denrce.'i. Tlie highest minimum lempcnituro was 63 degrees, recorded In (he cnrly hours of Mar. 24 Voters in Cities To Elect Officials Hot Mayors Races Develop in Several Sections in Arkansas By ihe Associated Fress Arkansas voters will name city officials and puss on such companion Issues as annexation, pnrklng meters, pensions and commission government In municipal general elections Tuesday. At least seven of state's major cities. Hot, Springs. North Little Rock. Joncsboro, Stuttgart. Paragould. Comvny. El Dorado and Fny- ettevllle, will choose new bends for their city governments. In at least two other cities, Blythcville and Camden. present mayors are opposed for re-election. Mayors ot Little Rock. Pine Bluft and Fort Smith will be re-electee without opposition. Six candidates seek to be the now mayor of the politically turbulem resort city of Hot Springs. Mayor Earl Ricks, serving his rirst term has been appointed adjutant general of the Arkansas Nationn Guard and is not a candidate fo: re-election. Aspirants for his post are William Sciz, Jr., Alderman J. B. Johns, Joe Davidson, Frank Carpenter, Floyd Housley and George Haerlng. The ne'jrf larijesPlYeli of mayoral aspirants is In Jonesboro, where five seek to succeed mayor Roy Penix. Pcnix is not a candidate for re-election and hns endorsed Sydney Cameron, city council member. The other candidates are former Mayor Herbert Hosier, Hubert Sanderson, John States and Val Lucas. There are three candidates for the office being relinquished by Mayor J. Harry McPherson of Paragould. They are Ike Wllcockson, Donald Cox and Arthur Pillow. Paragould voters also will select three aldermen from among nine candidates and vote on installation of parking meters and annexation of territory southwest of the city. In Little Rock. Mayor Sam Wns- sell is unopposed. Ross Lawhon will be the new mayor of North Little Rock. He defeated Mayor Eldor Johnson in the Democratic primary. Municipal Races Hear Showdown 'Mac Arthur Plan' Would Take Fight Against Communism to Asia; ERP Fund Cut Defeated Senators Seek final Approval Of Foreign Aid Rep. Hays to Explain His Civil Rights Plans WASHINGTON. April 2. (AP)— Rep. Brooks Hays of Arkansas will go before the House next Tuesday to explain a new part of his proposed civil rights compromise. Hays said yesterday he will ask for an amendment to the constitution to prohibit poll taxes, which "would provide a way for the states to cooperate with the federal government in a field where there Is a shadowland authority.'* The Arkansas congressman said the new proposal contains a proviso that should the seven states now having poll taxes abolish them before the amendment has been ratified, the amendment would not be written into the constitution. Weather Inch Gas Pipeline Explodes Hear Jonesboro JONESBORO. Ark., April 2. <iP) —A section of the "Big Inch" pipeline. which carries natural gas from Texas to the East, exploded 14 miles northwest of here this morn- Ing. No one was reported Injured, but tht; explosion was heard and flames seen miles away. The explosion occurred near Sedgwiek, In Lawrence County, about 10 a.m. (CST). Kenneth Kloua, a, resident of Egypt, ArX., six miles south of Scdgn-fek, said the flames could be seen In Egypt and ther* wert shaken. Arkansas forecast: Cloudy, rain this afternoon and in north and central portions tonight and Sunday. Slightly warmer Sunday afternoon. Missouri forecast: Cloudy with light rains spreading over most of state tonight, except mixed with snow extreme north. Sunday rain, no important change in temperature. Minimum this morning—40. Maximum yesterday—53. Sunset today—fi: 22. Sunrise tomorrow—5:45. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—21.04. Mean temperature f mid way between high and low!—46.5. Normal mean for April—61. This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—38. Maximum yesterday—€0. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date — 1825. Driver Is Hunted In Hir -Run Case In State Capital 4,845 Persons Counted in Osceola's Special Census Sponsored by C. of C. LITTLE ROCK. April 2. (IT)— Little Rock Is going nil out In an effort to find the driver of an automobile which stnick down a blind man and left him 'ying In the street, badly injured. Police are working on the case night and day, running down every slender lead. But there have been few clues. The newspapers and radio stations have told the story of how Marshall Stroud. blind state welfare worker, xvas struck down by the car on a darkened street here Mon- i ™ ck , ln f thc nvc P° s day night. Newspapers have printed stories calculated to bring in tips and to prey on the driver's conscience and worry him into surrendering. Radio stations have broadcast to the driver warnings that lie will be caYight anyway. Stroud, who was to have been married next week, has been unconscious most of the time since he was injured. His mind cleared yesterday. He recalled only that he had been put Into an ambulance and added: "I found out loday I'm In a hospital." Complete, except for a re-check to locale persons who may have been missed by census takers. Osccola has a population of 48*6 on the basis of figures announced today by Ralph Wilson, attorney, who has been charged 01 tabulations for the Chamber of Commerce- sponsored census. This tabulation covered all areas now in the present city limits and those areas which are In process of being brought In the city limits. It is expected however, that an additional 100 will be added to the figure before certification of the census is made to the City Council. A street by street and block by block re-check will be made before submitting the final returns. The office oj the chamber ol Commerce h«s for the past year been giving out the estimated popu.'etlon figure that windows i of 4856 for Osccola. The 1940 fe-de- . r*l oaatu* gav« pioeolt * popula- an of 3.226. A breakdown of the present tabulation give the women the edge on the men with a total of 2.503 females and 2,342 males. Osccola has 3,083 whites with the women continuing the lead with a total of 1,576 white women compared with 1,507 white men. The Negro population totals 1,160 with 926 Negro women compared to 834 Negro men. Two, one male and one female, Mexicans complete the census for a present total of 4.845. The census, sponsored by the Osceola Chamber of Commerce for the purpose of re-classifying the city from one of thc second cla/s to a city of the first class (a minimum of 4,000 Is required), was taken by the Bind Mothers club of which Mrs. N. I,. Olllesple Is president. Twenty members of the club participated In taking the Acceptance of Israel As UN Member Seen Electors in Seven Missco Cities, Towns Go to Polls Tuesday With thc oHice ol mayor contested three of the seven municipal elections to be held In Mississippi County Tuesday, It Is expected that :here will be a henvler-lhnn-usunl turnout of electors. Tho polls will open at B a.m. and close at 6:30 p.m. In Blythcville Mnyor E. R. Jackson Is seeking re-election and Is opposed by Doyle Henderson, former municipal Judge nnri former Mississippi County assessor. Aldermanlc rnces nlso hold Interest in three of Blythevllle's four wards while tn the Fourth Want two aldermen are to be selected since it Is the first election since the ward was created. J. Wilson Henry nnd Leslie Moore, the cnndi- dalcs, arc without opposition. One will serve a two-year term and thc other a one-year term. In the three old wards an alderman is lo be elected in each and the selections will be for two-year terms. Jimmic Sanders Is opposing Raleigh Sylvester, Incumbent, In the First Ward. In the Second Ward John C. Mc- lancy Is not Becking re-election. J. W. Adams and Walter C. Gates arc seekhiR election - pa Mr. Mn. A'-iOj »uix,Xi£i/»iii the Third Ward L. O. Nash Is seeking re-election and is opposed by Jennings Bailey. ' No Election in Osceola Tn the only other race in Blythe- vllle this year, Sumucl F. Norrls \s seeking rc-oloclton as treasurer and Is without opposition. Polling places In Blythcville will be as fallows: First Wnrd—City Hall: Second Ward—In vacant building next to RIU Thcnlcr; Third Ward— Nn. 1 fire Stallon; Fourth Ward—BagKcit'* Cafe nnd Tourist Court, Stale Highway IB, V^rst. Elections also will be conducted In Minlla, Dell, Leachville, Luxora. Joiner nnd Kclscr. Osccola. n city of the second class, holds Its elections on even-numbered years while the Incorporated towns use the odd-numbered years. Cities of the first class hold elections nn- nunlly but elect only half of their officials ench year for two-year terms. In Wnnlla Jnck Tipton Is opposing Miyor I. D. Shedd, who Is seeking reflection. Manila recently wns raised from the status of HII Incor- poraltd town to n city of thc second clnss ind the offIclnls elected Tuesday will serve for only one year In order to place thc elections on the biennial basis observed by similarly rnlcd cities. Many Contexts at Jalncr In .'olner Ihree candidates qualified for mayor. They ore: H. F. Howeiton, Joo Denn and T. R. wil- Ictt. Joiner also has fovir candidates for town marshal—W. H. Brccdbvc, Ed Sadler. Clevo Klm- berlln nnd Boyce Hyrd. Nine candidates died for alderman with five to bo elected. Nine candidates for aldermen arc to be filled in )ell where Mayor Curtis H. Downs, Sr.. i! unopposed for re-electloa H. R. Crawford. Jr., Is without op- losltlon in his race for recorder. Leachville will have a new mayor and recorder but only one cnndldnle qualified for each of these offices. Earl Field Is unopposed for mayor and will succeed John Hannl. who Is a candidate for aldermnn. Ather:on iriclt. recorder, also Is a candidate for alderman and E. T. Giles, candidate for recorder, Is without opiiositlon. In Liixora Mayor E. R. Began and Recorder W. E. Head are without opposition. Six cnndidntcs filed for nkerman u-Itli five to be elected. Nojie of the candidates In Keiscr hale opposition. R. II. Robinson Is mayor. Bj Jxi'k Brll WASHINGTON, April 2, (If, — A major victory under their bolts, Sciiuio lenders pushed today to- wiuil flnnl approval for the $5,6flO,- 000.000 Emoncnn Recovery I'ro- grnm. \Vhllo n pile of polley-i'lianglng amendments lay nhcnil, what wns prolmuly lhe blRRest threat to tha bill for a second-year Marbhnll Plan was smashed last nlvlit. That was the proposal of Senators Tnft <H- Ohlo) and Russell (D-On.) to cut ll>o rash outlays for foreign ale! 10 per cent. The Senate bent bnck the Tnft- flussell amendment by a lopsided 54 to 23 vote. But because of the stuck of amendments still awaiting action, there was R chance a flnii 1 vote would be delayed until next week despite today's unusual Saturday Kcs.slon. In any cnsc, Democratic Leader Lucas of Illinois said, nil remaining nmenrijiionts seemed sure to be defeated. Sees. Pnyrhnlogical Effect Lucas said ho wns surprised « the margin by which tha econom; move lost out, and added: "The psychological effect through out Ihc world will be tremendous The Communists can't use this fo liropngundn tind they can't say welshed on our promises to Europe. Fourteen Republicans and ntn Democrats voted to cut tho author! /.allon—which serves as a ccllln over later appropriations. Of th Democrats, all wore southerners ex ccpl Senator Gillette of lows. Vot ing ngnlnsl the Tnft-Ilujsell pro posnl were 35 Democrats and 19 R« publicans. Before the crucial test on that amendment, the Senate defeated on a 68 to 14 vote an amendment by Senator Wherry of Nobraska. the GOP floor leader, to lower the cell- urvty Teams Seeking ettlement of Boundary Disputes in Split Berlin BERLIN, April 2_(/p,_The Americans and Russians sent out surveying teams today to determine who controls what In divided Berlin. Tho action followed Ihrce boundry disputes last night and today. Involved nrc silvers of land claimed by both the Americans and Russians. Surveyors were told lo recheck the boimdry between Soviet occupied territory and the American sector. Tho disputes stemmed from sharpened Rwslan efforts to tlifhlen their blockade against Western Ilcrltn by such means as trenches, road blocks and border police patrols. Stossen Urges Billion-a-Year Far East Aid Ing on lhe aid fund by 15 per cent. Taft and Russell both voted against this. For the bipartisan managers of the authorization bill, tho most troublesome proposal remaining np- peurcd to be tlmt of Senator Brew- slcr (R-Mc) to cut off aid to the Netherlands until' the Dutch quit fighting In Indonesia. Nearly 7,000 deceive X-rays During Clinics An estimated 1.000 persons received chest x-rays from the mobile unit of the Stale Health Department during the clean-up clinic conducted this week In Mklsslppl County, under the auspices of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association nnd the North Mississippi Comity Health nnlt. Tlie unit, operated by Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Kelly, ot the State Health Department, was scheduled to leave Blytheville tonight after completing the clinic here today. Prior to the clinic today 778 x- rays had been made during the irevlons four rtays of the clinic. Clerks for the clinic yesterday were Mrs. B. W. Woolen. Mrs. R. B Stout. Mrs. P. D. Foster. Mrs. W. J Wim- derllch. Mrs, Raleigh Sylvester, Mrs. Paul Jobe, Mrs. W. A. Dobyns, and Mrs Shclbourne Brewer. Rent Decontrol Move Unlikely No Action Planned For Blytheville In Immediate Future Early action toward decontrol of rents In Blythcville is not uitlcl- P«l«l. It was Indicated litre yesterday after announcement had Iwen made by Governor McMath thai l>o would leave the mailer In Ilia hands of the municipal authorities In the ureas under control. Blylheville Is one of the 10 areas In Arkansas where controls are In force. Prt'Sldont Truman earlier this week signed a, measure enacted by Congress to extend controls for IS months. This extension law contains provisions for decontrols by tlie states, or partial decontrols where the municipalities recommend to the governor tlmt controls be lifted In their respective ureas. One official here suggested, that to lift controls would mean rental Increases for some tenants. Ori tho other hand he aald tlmt to retain the controls possibly would mean hardships for a few landlords. BlyUieville'.i rent control board Is without a chairman, and It has been several weeks since a meetlnj was hold, C. A. Cunningham Is director of the Blytheville rent control ares. LAKE SUCCESS, April 2. Most diplomats here predict Israel will become the 59th United Nations member In the early days of the General Assembly session opening Tuesday. Little opposition Is expected out- sic'e the delegations of the six Arab countries and perhaps the British A spokesman Indicated Britain still was not satisfied that Israel shoulc be admitted now. It was not known whether Britain would abstain or vote no. The Security Council voted recently to recommend Israel's admission. The application needs a two thirds majority of nil nations prc ~ ' ' i tb« New York Stocks (Close Quotations) An. T & T H6 An. Tobacco 68 AlBConda 31 3-8 Belli Steel 31 Clvyslcr 52 1-2 Souhern Pacific 43 Gek. Electric 37 1-2 Gel. Motors 591-4 Int Harvester 247-8 Montgomery Ward 55 3- N. JY. Central 12 Natonal Distillers 18 5-8 J. p. Penney 47 Rajio 12 7-8 Rejubllc- Steel ., 24 1 Soimv-Vacuum 16 ' Oil N. J, 67 2-4 Airlift Gives Germans Special Easter Rations BERLIN, April 3. W|—The ever- growing allied airlift today provided a special Easter ration of chocolate and coffee for some two million Western Berlin Germans. The city government was authorized to distribute 46 tons of chocolate and 100 tons of pure coffee. This would allow 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of chocolale for children up to 14 years and 75 grams (2.6 ounces) of coffee for all adults. Same Arras Decontrolled WASHINGTON, April 2. W5 Rent cellinpn were lifted today on 36.SOO dwelling units In four stRtes Housing Expediter Tlghe Woods stitrt more than 80 other areas In 23 stales will be decontrolled within a week Woods accompanied the removal of restrictions with a shnrp warning that ceilings will be slapped on again If "an unreasonable Increase" In reJifs resuJU from the moves. Twenty areas In Alabama, Indiana, New Jersey and Texas are affected by the Inltlnl decontrols. The move resulted from a provision of the- new rent control act which empowers Woods to remove ceilings anywhere in the nation but lo put them buck on If unusual rent boosts, result. The housing director made It clear that his agency will continue to police rents In decontrolled areas. He said local advisory boards have been told to stay In existence and keep Intact with the machinery to enforce new ceilings "should the need arise." Information now available. Woods asserted, Is "Inconclusive as to whether the demand for rental housing has been reasonably met" In tho nreis Involved In the present series of actions. He left little doubt that he will order new ceilings should rent gouging follow the decontrol action. BOSTON, April J. (>P)-HaroId E. Uiwen said last night that thU nation should move against Oom- numlsm by "bolstering" Southern China and all of Asia with a billion- clollnr-a-ycnr "Mac-Arthur Plan." Such n move, patterned afler II i Marshall plan, is needed, he said, to make up for "Inaction .or .withdrawal of eld" which "contribute* to th« Communist domination of China," The 42-year-old University of Pcnuslyvanlu president shared platform honors with Winston Church- Ill «f the Massachusetts Institute of Technology convocation of top scientists and thinkers at Boston Garden. "We should move, »nd mor« promptly," Stassen said, "to bolst»r the southern half of China." Stalin and the entire phllowphy of Communism were attacked by the speaker who said he saw llttl* difference between the "fuehrer principle of Hitler's system" mad th« •conttallsm of Stalin's." Pralsn MarihaU Plan Tlie "MacArthur Plan" waa aruuxlit up after Stassen declared: 'Clearly the Marshall Plan In Europe, hu been the most algnlfksant Mngle right thing we have don* since the end of the war. It Is high time that we hav« a parallel MuoArthur Plan In Asia." The new Idea, he Hid, would b» 'inot a program for Jap»n, a program for China, for Burma but an Asia-wide program." He described it In this way: "Giving due consideration to Bur. opean needs and to our own total economic situation and capacity, w» should rngularly Invest a portion of our resources In Ast> for th« resistance to Communism. '"Hie amount should be a minimum of a billion dollars a year.. "It should b« administered on an Asia-wide approwh, preferably In relation to local province* and Individual projects met • In imdar-i wltlnr private endeavor, ratrnc than being funnel/d through any central, major government." It should have "the sanie concept of objectives and requirement of .Mil' help as the Marshall Plan." ... .. Stassen, who appeared u a replacement for President Truman on the progrnm, described Soviet Russia's Communist leaders u being restrained only by "their appraisal of relative force." He said of those leaders: Th«y believe, tlmt someone will rute by force and from their standpoint It had better be them." Calls UN "Inadequate" Slassen said he regarded the United Nations as "sadly Inadequate" but cautioned against "underestimating Its value." He made light of the Idea that even an atomic war could destroy civilization. "Man," he said ,"can never wlp« out entirely throu h the world that curious combination of progress called civilization.' Churchill, who -as on the platform to receive M.'.T.'s award of an honorary lectureship, later told ths audience of nearly 14.000 that etas- sen's was a "thougAtful and powerful address." "I cannot con -eal from you," Churchill said. "th»i I find myself In agreement with it on very many points of substance if>A on all point* of sentiment." Rebel Losses Claimed ATHENS, April 2. Wi—The Greek general staff reported today national forces killed 4.037 guerrillas find captured 5,934 prisoners in fighting in all civil war theatres from Jan. 1 lo March 31. Churchill Says Reds Can Blame Only Themselves for Any Lack of Friends NEW YORK. April 2. W>—Winston Churchill said today he is "no enemy of the Russian people." "It is a very dear wish In England to be friends with the Russian people, but you can't get near them." the wartime leader declared nt a news conference after boarding the Queen Mary to sail home. "ft Is a great grief of the British and American people that the valiant Russian soldiers who fought so bravely In tlie war have been misled Into the position their government has placed them," he said. The beaming • Churchill was dressed In what he called his "siren suit, "a dark gray, pln-strlped garment with a zipper front. He explained he wore it during air raids In England. The suit was slightly open at the neck and he wore a white uports shirt. Churchill said he had found In America f m uemuuioui •w«k*Biog to realities" of International affairs since his last visit three years ago. "I think events are the teacher far more than the words of men," he commented. i. He said he was sure Soviet attitudes would change If Russians were permitted to visit outside their country and If citizens of other lands were welcomed there. •It's extraordinary that In this Communist paradise they are afraid to open the doors for fear that all the cherubs would fly out, at least those who have wlnjs," he said. Churchill said "We are very grateful for all that America has done for England and Europe," but added: "We want to be rid of It at the earliest possible moment." The former prime minister «r- rlved by train from Boston where he spoke at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology convocation Jimmy Lowe Wins Third Place in Oratory Contest Blytheville's entry In the American Legion's annual oratorical contest, which was held yesterday tn Little Rock, brought home thlra place honors today. He Is Jimmy Lowe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Lowe, and participated tn the finals afler having won the district contest held In Jonesboro. First honors In the contest went to Edgar Spencer of Montlcello and second place, to Allan Brockawsy of Fayettevllle. The contest is for high school pupils ind Jimmy wai runner-up In the 1948 contest. The state winner will enter a regional contest In Dallas April 11. Yesterday was a busy day for the Blytheville contestant. After th« Leg Ion-sponsored event to Utrte Rock he went Immediately to Searcy lo lead the Blythevtlle High School Band In a marching exhibition ai feature of the state band clinic, Twenty bands participated. Members of the Blytheville band returned to their homes her* this morning. «n4 wont to Uu Una. New York Cotton HEW YORK, April J. ( cotton quotations: High Low CIoM May ........ 32.30 32.10 333S-2* July ........ 31.30 31.15 3153-24 Oct. ........ ae.M 28.51 »74-*l nee. ........ a»«i Jix »» Men ......... »4* J8.ll »3» May. ; ...... »i» 27.W M.17W Middling spot: J3J7N, up 1 (N-

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