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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OV NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO 10 Blyllicville Dally News BlyUievllle Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BIATIIEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, APUII, •!, 10-19 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* i Department Money Bill Gets Committee Okay House Members Begin Debate Tomorrow on Appropriation for '50 By Wllliiim I 1 '. Arliogast WASHINGTON, April <i.— (AP)—The problems of agriculture may "become worse before they become belter," the House Appropriations Committee members said today . They made the comment in approving a bumper peacetime .>701,122,079 money bill for the Agriculture Department. The bill, scheduled for House debate tomorrow, would finance the rtejvirtinent for the fiscal year 5157,013,439 For Conservation Among oilier tilings, it provides S257.043.449 for soil conservation payments. S75.000.000 for school lunch program, S50.W3.500 for the fore.st service and for an increase from $750 to $2.500 In the maximum amount of payments allowed individuals for soil conservation practices. There is also $350,000.000 in loan authorization for rural electrification, which is not counted in the cash total. " While S25.798.82B below tile amount President Truman requested. the total recommended is $127,203,126 more than the department was given for the present year. The President asked $103.000.000 in cnsli for farmers' home loans but the committee instead approved contract authorizations for that amount. Partly offsetting tills cash cut, the committee approved a direct appropriation of 575.000,000 for the school lunch program whereas Mr. Truman had asked for a transfer of the same amount from a special fund. The committee acted after secretary of Agriculture Brannan ,'^JtDld it that while agriculture still Ij financially strong, the peak of prosperity for farmers seems to have passed. The committee said it Is "fully cognizant of the problems that confront agriculture today" and .spoke out aKalnst any program that might. r tesli^"° 1 i"oyn4;:»n' 1 -'.^vprd3ui:- Ing almost entirely for domestic consumption. '."We must insist, on the right of the farmers of this nation to export surpluses," the committee said, "and earnestly request that the appropriate legislative committees and the executive dpartment of the government recognize this necessity and retain the nation's fair share of world markets, with Sen. Fulbright Defends Atlantic Pact in Radio And Television Forum W/iShiNGTON, April 4. W— Senator FulbriglH (D-Ark) defended the Atlantic, pact on a transcribed ladio and television forum yesterday Fulb'ttilH said this country lias been involved in two recent major wars which might have been averted if the U S. had not adhered t-> a poiicy of isolation . He added lie believes neither wou'.J have occurred "If the aggressor had known this country would come !n." agreements for such of surplus agriculture reasonable movement products into world trade, though it he necessary to riiake nse of bilateral trade agreements, or even for a two-price system." Soil Payments Boosled The secretary of agriculture, the committe said, should be. placed "in a stronger position to better represent agriculture In the solving of foreign-trade problems." The committee said it is "extremely doubtful whether the interests of American agriculture arc adequately represented in the capitals of the world." So it. granted $50.000 lo establish a foreign contact, service in tlie department's office of foreign agricultural relations. Tlie purpose is fc give the department personnel ail opportunity to make periodic calls at major foreign capitals and confer with state department representatives. Tiie $257.043.439 recommended for soil conservation payment is for the present crop year. In addition, the committee urged that S2G2.500.- 000 be authorized for payments for the 1(150 crop year, with actual appropriations lo be made next year. The increase in maximum individual payments from $750 to S2.500 was ordered for the present crop year. Race Track Bets Require 'Skill' Lottery Angle Ruled Out by High Court in Arkansas Test Case LITTLE ROCK. April 4 dTl— The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled today that pari-mutuel betting on horse racing does not constitute a lottery. In a 4-2 decision, the high court said that chance along does not control the outcome of a horse race. That, the opinion said, removes such betting ."rom the classification of lottery, which is prohibited by the state constitution. Tlie decision affirmed the decree of Pulaski Chancellor fVallk Dodge, who held that horse race betting was a same of skill and not a game of chance. The case \vas originally brought by James Mackrell, Little Rock, unsuccessful candidate for governor In the Democratic primaries last summer. He charged Unit, the pari- mutuel betting system, under which all money wagered is placed in a pool and divided among winning bettors, constitutes a lottery. The Arkansas constitution prohibits the legislature from legalizing lotteries. When Judge Dodge ruled against him, Mackrell took no further action, but O. B. Longstretli. Jr., Little Hock attorney, who had Intervened, carried an appeal to the supreme court. Chief Justice Dissents Chief Justice Griffin Smith and Justice R. B. Robins disagreed with the majority in today's supreme court opinion, and Justice George Rose Smith did not participate. The majority opinion, written by Justice Frank Q. Smith, included r a lengthy exDlanation^.bf; the opera- 'cioii ol iuri-m'uuiel' netting and us'e of the "totalizator" machine to compute betting odds. It also explained selection of horses for the various races and discussed the nanncr in which bettors seek to decide which horse will win. "The animal equation enters into ,hese races just as the human equation enters into sports between men and women," the opinion said. 'The element of chance necessarily enters into these races, but it Is Truman Legislative Program. •Moves Into Critical Period 11) Jiick llcll WASHINGTON, April 4. (AP)—President Truman's k'tfishiUvc; program noiirs its iow-or-iievei- test today as Congress begins its 1'ourUi monlti willi .showdowns approacli- ng on a halt' dozen major issues. Tlie Senate is hauling toward a mid-week vote on the adniinislriition'.s bill to authorize 15 months more of Kuropcan recovery aid at a lop eost of 5,580,000,000. Aided by Senator Vandenberg UI-+ . Mich) and oll'.cr Republicans, tlie admin 1st mtion apparently killed effoil.s to cut the total when U scuttled a 10 per cent reduction move la.sl week. Before the Semite next will be an ortds-and-ends appropriations bill carrying funds for tlie TVA .strain plunl which Mr. Trnuian made a talking point in last year's presidential campaign. Behind that measure on the Senate calendar are stacked up coiu- mHlec-upproved bills reviving tlie Now Deal's reciprocal trade agreements program, providing 810.000 liousliH; units in a six-year drive and setting ti]i a $300,000,000 aid to education fund The House Ic getting ready to grapple with the European recovery proposal. Meanwhile. It may get decision from its rules committee on when and how it is to take up the administration substitute foi the Tart-Hartley labor law. Truman I.css Belligerent Gone is the nc\v year talk by administration leaders abou'. the re- sults they might accomplish In tlio first 100 days of the new Democratic congress. Insti-ad. Mr. Truman appeared embarked on a program of beinj; gentle with Congress. Sudi a strategy might be based on the thought Hint soft words to the lawmakers could win the action that February threats of carrying his fight to the people failed lo spur. The three monllis' box score oT- fereil lew runs scored for Mr. Tinman's lieutenants to cheer ubout. The President, got a rent control bill lie was able to pralso. Nevertheless, it contained a provision — bitterly and unsuccessfully fulfill by his leaders—allowing local government agencies to take off ceilings. if the governor of the state approves. One bill extended the voluntary controls over scarce materials first voted by the Republican 80th Congress. Administration Srnre is Lnw Aiu.ther kept intact export and import cuntiol.s. A third guvo Uie President u rulsc 111 pay. Despite the low score Ums far, Mr. Truman's team hud made a start on some other Issues bc.sUleu the .six major bills pending. The lUmsc passed [lie oleomargarine tax rrpi'aler. It.s fate In the Si-nntc Is uncertain. The Semite Agriculture Committee has epproved a incasui'c Hiving the Cominoilily Credit Cor|x>rnUou authority to set up the grain stor- ajiii facilitirs alxmt which the president s]h-k< often in the cam- pal RU. Tne Senule bus pulsed a national sc'ence lomidation bill saiislac- toiy to him. The House \Vay.s and Means Committee is talking ulxiut expansion oi the .social security system. His bill to raise the minimum wage level Is moving ahead slowly over lough roads, lint. limn the admlnlsl ration vlewjxilnl .the skies looked dark for other proposals the President luis called urgent. Western Powers Assemble To Affix Signatures to North Atlantic Alliance Acheson Opens History-Making Ceremonies in Nation's Capitol Flames Destroy Home Near Dell Martin Residence, Housing Antiques, Burns to the Ground by no means controlling. The court concluded that "while the element of chance, no doubt enters into the <horse) races. It does not control them, and that there Is therefore no lottery." Chief Justice Smith, In his dissent, took the position that pari- mutuel betting does constitute a lottery. Justice Robins dissented because he contended the court had no jurisdiction. Senate Adjourns To Witness Pace Pact Ceremonies WASHINGTON. April A. (API— The Senate will hold another night session tomorrow in an effort to finish work on the bill authorizing $5.580.000.000 in foreign aid spending. Majority Leader Lucas (D-lll.) made the announcement in calling a recess at 3:30 p.m. today to permit senators to attend Ihe signing of the North Atlantic pact. Lucas said the Senate will meet at 11 a.m. tomorrow. He added: "we will have another night session. I cio^hope we can get along with the ij^nomlc Cooperation Administration program and finish It up." He noted the bill continuing the Marshall Plan for an additional 15 months has been before the Senate for 10'days. Only two of more that 20 amendments have been voted upon. Tills bill only authorizes the Economic Cooperation Adminislratior to keep the aid plan going. Measures actually appropriating th money will have to be considered later. Economy advocates have indicated they will wait until the time to press their fight lor cuts In spending. Senator Wherry (R-Neb> OOP floor leader, has promised tc turn a "searchlight" on (orlhcom ing appropriations measures, Ministers Oppose Federal Aid To Church Schools Members of the Blythevlle Ministerial Association today adopted a resolution opposing federal aid to any school supported by a religious group and suggested that citizens and taxpayers should make their iews on the matter known to mcm- icrs of the Arkasas delegation in Congress. The action was taken at a meeting icld in the Blytheville 'Y' The Rev! L. D. Strubhar. president and pastor ot the First Christian Church iresidcri. The ministers also decided today Tgainst undertaking to hold n joint sunrise Easter service outside this vear because of the experience with unfavorable weather in the past. Instead ol a joint service, each ot ihe churches will place greater emphasis on its own services during the day. it was indicated. The resolution, opposing "the payment ol tax money to any school owned by any religious group in America" stemmed from provision in Senate Bill 246 now pending in Congress. "We urge the members of the Arkansa delegation" the resolution slated, "to do everything within their power to amend Senate Bil 246. or any other bill which woulc provide federal aid to education so as to prohibit the payment of tax money to church-owned schools." "This", it was explained by one ol the members "would destroy the long-cherished separation of tlv church and the state in America. Auto Industry Price Conscious Ford Officials Join G-M, Others in Bid for Bigger Trade Volume DETROIT, April 4. <f\^— The nation's automobile industry focused its attention today on Chrysler Corp. 1o tee if the third member of the "big three" would follow the example set by General Motors and Ford and trim its prices. Meanwhile, the Ford Motor Co. put info effect new reduction.'} ol $12 to S12Q oil ttjs Ford, Mercury and Lincoln models. Thai, move, announced yesterday, carried, out a company policy to "keep prices just as low as costs will allow/' a statement said. It nlso brought. Ford into line with GM, KaLser-Frazer and Willys-Over hind, all of which have put lower price tags on their cars during the last six weeks. Under the new price schedule, Ford cars will cost from $12 Lo $30 less Mian before, Mercurys will be down $80 to $120, and Lincoln and Lincoln Cosmopolitan models ara reduced by $100. In addition, the company cut the prices of certain truck models from $10 to $40, Ford's reduction figures were well belo\v the level of the Kaiser-Frazer Corp. cuts—by far the greatest in the industry's post-war annals. Some Materials Cheaper On March 29, K-F said it was moving toward a "broader mass market." and slushed $193 to $333 from its models. LO.=A than two weeks earlier, Willys-Overland had announced cuts ranging from $2;1 to $210. The General Motors Corp. reductions came Feb, 25 and amounted to $10'to $40 on cars and $15o on some trucks. At that time Cliry.sler sakl it hid no immediate plans for a. similar step. Fold—which had put into effect the first postwar price cut. 1 ; in Jan-" uary of 1947 and then wiped them out with "three subsequent boosts— painted a rosy production picture in takings its latest move yesterday. It pointed out that the action vju* made possible becau.se of "add:d production through increased ivaiUbility of materials and the ;mall decrease in prices of some materials " "There is still a current heavy demand for Ford arid Mercury au- .oinobiles, 1 ' the company statement added. "Firm production schedules lave been set for the summer nontns or June, July and August at the highest monthly production rate since April, 1947. This should permit Us to maintain our high emplcymenl level." Wage Issue Coming On i? first of Ford's three price In the past three years came in August, 1947, when (he firm .settled with the CIO United Auto Workers for a wage increase. The third of the lncrea.sc.s-la.st July— Duke ot Windsor Home To Visit Queen Mary, And His Ailing Brother LONDON. April 4 M 1 )—The Duke of Windsor, tousled nnd hugtiiird after crossing the English Ciiannel during a pale, arrived In London today to visit his 81-year-old mother, Queen Mnry, nnd presumably, his ailing brother, KUig George. His American duchess, whose love cost him the throne of England, was not with liltn. Windsor told re]>ovters at o*rab Victoria Station lhat he expected her to follow him • here from their Paris home this weekend. The 54-year-old former king, who reigned eleven months as Officers Elected By Sleele C. of C. Projects for 1949 To Be Outlined at Session Thursday Edward VII,, looked old beyond his years. He mumtuercd: "it's good to be back." It was his first trip home since King George felLHl last November. The Duke said he expects to stay at Queen Mary's home. Marlborough House, until Thursday, then go to Ednam Lodge at Sim- ningdale. Surrey. Tor about a week. The duchess, never formally received by the royal family, thus will arrive after Windsor leaves his mother's mansion. Court to Hear Felony Cases During Week Selection of a to licar tlie trinl of two Blythcvtllc Negroes on charges of hurglavy nn<l grnnd Inr- ccny wns expected lo get under way this afternoon. An adjourned scs- Pliins for the current year's projects \vill lc mapped out nt a meet- Ing of ihe Sleele, Mo, Chamber of Commerce, Thursday. The meeting will be the first conducted by the newly elected president, Clco QUITCH, who formerly served on the board of. directors for the chamber, and chairman of the road fund commit Ice, Mr. Gari'ctt, of Gin • re It's Insurance Agency, was electee! president for the coming year by the board of cl! vectors at n meeting last Thursday night, f* ' is suc- cecdtiiK JInrbert Hmlgcns, Wade Hollcnbeck wns alecleri vice-president of the organ ly.atton; Marshall Cameron, treasurer; and I loll i c Parr i s. isccrc ta ry. These officers were selected by the board of directors alter an election of directors at the City Hnll in Stcele. They will serve with Ihe directors on the bourd. Their terms of office \vas effective immediately after Ihcy were named by the directors to the offices. In the election of the directors, Harold Ccjopcrman. Rert Pot eel, Bill George, nnd Mr. Garrett were re-elected to the board for two yenr terms and Russell brakes The Irujtc hou.se on the outskirts of Ui'll (luil w»s homo lo Mr. and Mrs. Tom R Martin unri family for 'A'A yours nnd hmusc-d n priceless col- Uvtltm of antiques was u heap of nibble today lifter a fire bur.sl tlno,ij;h the Mntulurc last night anil levelled 11. M r u ml M rs. M a rt In were on their way homo from n (tending cluuch service:* here la.st night nnd, midway between 13!ythcvl!lo and l>ll. s;iw the lonpIiiR flamc.s. Mr-s Uupeit Cralton. 1204 ChU-k- iiMiwlm. their climuhtcr. snlrt toduy ihii[ her pnrcnt.s knew then thut It U'«s (heir home thai \vius burning. The* bin™ began suddenly and destroyed Ihc old house qulrkly, she said. Pnsserby.5 told them that the fl.muvi .termed to "burst" from within the hoti.se. No One ut Home No one MIW the fire until ti had pulntd headway and It wn.s too late lo utilize the limited water supply neju'by. Mrs. Crnflon snld. It wits discovered by the driver and pass- enfccr.s on a Blylhcvllle-to-Jone.s- boro bus pnssing by the house about 9:30. Mr:. Crnfton said tho driver .stopped his bus and Ihnt he nnd pfisM*nKc-rs rushed to the burning honsi- It wns locked, however, and the Names were too high to save nn y thing. Tho home nnd the 'clothing, personal iwfvses.sfons iintl collection of family heirlooms it housed were a WASHINGTON, April 4. (At')—Secretary of State AclicHon, opening- the historic ceremony for signing the North Atlantic treaty, today called the pact a powerful warning "for those who set their feet upon tho path of aggres- +ttion." The purpose of tho.se who drafted It wiu>, ho said, "to set down reall- Ik's for the guidance of man, whether well or 111 disposed." In Ills prepared speech, Acheson continued: "For those who seek peace It 1» a guide tu refuge and strength, * very present help In trouble. For llicvso who set their feet upon th« puth of iiBgrcKslon, It la a warning U.N. Assembly Opens Tuesday Now Issues Arise And Busy Session Looms for Delegates By Palnur lotul loss, Mrs. Crnfton said. An e.sllinnle of the damage WUK not available and insurance acljnstors were scheduled to check the loss today. H wn.s Insured [or only a fraction of Its viilue, she Slid. Lociucd on Highway 18 Just tills side of Dell, tlie Margin home con- tulned seven rooms and two large porchis. Mr. Martin retired as a planter five years ago. Oanjr of Fire N'ol Determined Mrs. Crnlkm said no fires hail been ieft binning In tho house. Among the passe.sMotis destroyed was a new baby grnnd piano belonging to another daughter, Mrs. John L. Bishop. Mrs. Dlshop and her husband, Lt. Cnidr. Bishop, Icll Blyllicvlllc yes- terdny noon for Faycttcvlllc, where they were to visit his father. Mrn. NEW YORK, April t. «l'j — The carry-over session of I lie United Nations Clrneral Assembly which opens tomorrow IK shnplng up as a full-fledged meeting of the 6g-na- tion forum. Originally scheduled lo ileal only with Hems left unfinished at tho recent Paris assembly. It now promises lo hnvc on its Dgenda several new nnd controvcrsl!il Items. Tn recent weeks tho following dc- velojimenl.s look place: 1 Bolivia requested the assembly Ui lake up the case of the imprisoned Hungarian prelate, Josef Cardinal Mlmlszenly. 2. Australia siild It would seek (i lull anlng of the case or 15 Bul~ garUn Protestant clergymen imprisoned by that Communist government India and Australia demanded that the Indonesian case, now before the ll-natloii security Council, »lso bo put on tho assembly agenda. It also was believed possible th«t during the session which opens at Flushing Meadow at 3 p.m. tomorrow certain delegates might comment on two other vital International development. 1 ! — the North Atlantic treaty und the Berlin crisis There has been snecnlutlo'ri thai the Russians will attack the new treaty. The Mlndszcnty case, the case of the Bulgarian clerics, and Indonesia will KO before a 14-natton steering committee on Wednesday at H a.m. Delegates must decide by formal vole whether to Include them on the agenda. Tho left-over Hems from the Paris meeting include: the treatment of Indians In South Africa; the question of the disposal of the former Italian colonies; the question of Franco Spain, and the final lhat If l| must needs be that of- friuKVi come, then woe unto them hy whom the oflcnse cometh." Auhcson acted as hoat at th« ceremony In the government's departmental auditorium where th« treaty signing wns arranged be (or 9 diplomats, government official! and lenders of Congress. The ceremony marked the end of nine months of negotiation which, tlniilly resulted In the treaty to bind the United States, Britain, France nnd nine other nations ol the European-Atlantic - American region ol the world Into a defensive alliance on the principle <& one lor all and all for one. It noulrt not automatically plrdfrr emch country to to to war In case of an attack on another, but don bind each nation to Join with other pact members la r«- ilitlm Ihe attack. Acheson said that from th« sign- Ing of the treaty—which has yet to be ratified by the 13 governments—"will flow Increasing good. lor all peoples." "From tills Joining of many will* in one purpose," he sftld, "will cocau new Inspiration for the future." Carlo Sforza, Italy's whit* bearded foreign minister and the oldeat of tin top diplomat* in today'* ceremony, told the jsaemblapj ~ " "signing a peace »'.v'tti n«t'«Vwi« '-life shall havfc 1 through, it," SfoiTa wld In hii prepirecl npeecp, ''as a result of • oonsUrit free collaboration'In tfi» elected for a two yenr term. In reviewing yast yenr's projects it was pointed out that a census had been taken, a market road . u ,, ut ..... _ ................ „..,. sion of the Chicknsawba District of | es i n tjUshcd between B.nKgiidocio. Mississippi County Circuit Court j Mo __ n]]cl sicr.le, and tlmt efforts Parking Space Allotted For Second Ward Voters Ciller of Police Charles Short lo day said that a limited parking area will be maintained tomorrow In front of the Second Ward poll ing place In the vacated Krogei Store building next to the Kit: Tlicater. Three or four parking places wll be held open for 10- to 15-mlnute free parking by voters in the muni cipal election tomorrow. Chle Short said. Tlie bicycle rack In was convened this morning with Judge Charles W. Light of Pam- gould presiding. Several defendants were arraigned this morning and Judge Light de- ivercd his charge lo the jury panel. Scheduled for trial this afternoon are Urisas J. C. York and John Barnes, who are accused of entering the Moore Bros store on West EliRh- way IB. Both pleaded not. guilty when arraigned this morning. Among other innocent pleas entered were those of Nick Little, charged with first degree murder; James Travis, first decree murder; and Dr. D. L. Boyd, committing an abortion. Entering picas of Rnilty were Mildred HigginlMtlom. to assault witli intent to kill: Roosevelt Ellis, second degree murder; Joe Wright, to grand larceny: William Tanner, burglary and grand larceny; EUKCIIC Marcum. to burglary and grand larceny: Warren Bain, to aRKravalecl assault; and Henry Youngblood, lo robbery atid grand larceny. Saturday, a court order was issued by Judge Zal B. Harrison padlocking the night club operated by W W. Cherry at Big Lake for one year Cherry also was fined ST>0 and given a six-months suspended jail sentence tor contempt of court for violating a temporary closing order. Two counts of violating city 7,011- ordinances apainst F. B. Joyner vcre lo be made next ycnr to Incase the membership to 100 mt-'tn- >ers. which would more than •louljlc last year's membership of . Tho chamber was established In Stcele tills lust, year. $50,000 Fine Imposed for Tax Evasions LJTT1.E ROCK. April 4. Wj — A Van Tinrcr. produce man wn.t fined SiVOOO in federal court here to- c'.iiy fjr incinne tux evasion. The defendant James W. Myers, Iso v-;jl have lo pay S137.112 in ta: :ni(l penalties said an n«rnl :or Ihc Department of Internal Rev- cmic. Myers wns indicted by a Rrand jury In February. He originally plratled mno';eni but changed his I-lea l/Hi-.y to neither guilty nor in- r.cce.ii Inv. Iven were his income tax piywcnLs for 1042, 1943 and Bishop hart Intended to return to \\cv parents home nt Dell for another visit. Lt. Ciuclr. nnd Mrs. Bishop had spent the past two years In Hawaii, where he wns stationed: Sheriff William Berry man made a check of the ruins this morning but .sUll no cnuse for the blnze could be found. Only clothes, other than tbc ones the Martln.s were wearing, trmt were not burned Included a suit Mrs. Martin had sent to the cleaners ami .some unreturned laundry. Mr. and Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Crnfton came to Dell from Mississippi 33 years ago. Tne Martins arc slaying rU Ilie Graf ton home. They vote on Israel's application for membership in the world organization. have no, plans at Craflon said. present, Mrs. Soybeans also followed .signing of a new UAW 1 were dismissed today on motion of the city. These cases had been appealed from Municipal Court. contract providing more pay. In between was a boost occasioned by Ford'i introduction of 1949 models. Since on two previous occasions Ford wage increases and price raises have gone hand in hand, there was some speculation on whether the UAW's coming wage talks with Ford would affect tlie new price schedule. The Auto Worker's Union—in negotiations starting May 15—is expected to ask Ford for more pay. $100-a-month pensions and medical care pensions. Any settlement with Ford probably will set the UAW's pattern for the entire car Industry. New York Cotton NEW YORK, April 4—1:30 p.m. front of the theater may be re- Oct. moved, he said. I Deo. quotations: Mar. (1950) May •Inly . ,.... Open High Low Last 2843 3227 3127 2871 2566 2843 3237 3147 2879 ret 2836 3233 2830 3223 3124 3140 2833 2874 2640 2840 Mr.y July ll'.O.TJ. Chicago-) Open High Low flo.se .. 2.0'-, 221'v 2 1 ' 220>;--220 .. 213-'i 214-" B 212li 213!i-213 Central College Choir Presents Programs Here and in Osceola Tlie "5 members of the Central College Choir, from North Little Ifock presented an hour concert at tl c nujrnlnp worship service of the first I<aptlst Church, yesterday. The choir started the nine day h'xl-;ic of its first concert tour yrstrrd ly The choir appeared al Ihe First TJaptlsl Church in Osceola last ni-?ht. The rhoir. singing sometimes with organ accompaniment and sometimes unaccompanied. Is directed by Miss Marcclla Johnson, head of tl,c mi,sic department at Centra] College. The only solo. "The Lords Prayer," was pr-.'sPtilcd by Miss Johnson. Among the members of the choir is Miss Aiiallne Lcc of Blythevllle. GunmenObtain $700inHoldup In Missouri NEW MADRID, Mo., April 4—W^ —TbrcG gunmen obtained $700, fiomft walches mid billfolds in a holdup of ihfi "61" Club, a tnvern three miles north of New Madrid on highway 61 cnrly today. Tlie men, ranging In FIRC from 23 Lo 30, had been In Ihe tavern some time before the stlckup, which cnine when the proprietor announced he wns going to close Tor the night. The victims were (led up by the robbers, one of whom had four front teeth out, Highway patrolmen snld the Lrlo drove north In an old model an to* mobile and then doubled back, probably going across the line Into Arkansas. Weathei North Atlantic Pact Brings Mighty Forces Together to Preserve Peace WASHINGTON. April The North Atlantic treaty 12 Western countries whose - t.^i — r cd in the armed forces of Hie unites 1 Unllcd Stale.-.. Britain and France, totnl Tho.se three countries account for population amounts to 332.439,000 persons, I Russia and its six eastern European satellites. Poland. Czechoslovakia, Hnngarj'. Rumania, Bulgaria and Albania have a population that totals 247.739.109. Measured in manpower, the armed strength of the Atlantic treaty countries and the "Iron curtain" bloc Is estimated lo be roughly the same with about five million men each. This covers the armies, navies and airforces but docs not count reserves thnt might be called up In the event of war. Most of the military manpower In the Atlantic pact group Is ccnter- about 3.113,000 of the total. Elus.sia, of course. Is the big power In the Soviet group with an estimated 4.050.000 men in its armed servicr.s. The -satellite countries add about 1,121.000 lo lhat figure. The We navies of the United States ami Britain, phis naval forces of other allies, would give the Atlantic alliance a wide cdgo iti srapower. As for the air power, military cxiJcrt. 1 ; can only guess. They figure the totitl number of planes Is about the same for the western nnd eastern b!or*. bul believe t'irU Alhnlir Arkansas forecast: Considerable cloiifl'iicss this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. Occasional rain in extreme south portion tonight and Tuesday. Not much change In temperature. Missouri forecast: Fair, with freezriig temperatures and light to modertile frost tonight; locally heav:- In extreme southeast portion; low tonleht upper 20's and lower 30s: Tuesday fair nnd mild; high In 60s. Minimum tilts morning—41. Maximum yesterday—56. Minimum Sun. morning—38. Maximum Saturday—55. Sunset today—6i24. Sunrise tomorrow—5:42. Precipitation 48 hours to 1 a.m. today—.40-inch. Total since Jan. I—21.04. M?.in temperature <midway be- 7,755 Get Chest X-Roys During Missco Clinics A complete count shows thnt 1,155 persons were x-rayed last week by the mobile unit of the Stflt* HcnUh Department, \vlilch spent five days In this county completing a mass chest x-ray survey. Of the total 069 were x-raycd Blythevllle and 186 In Osceola. There were 3T7 x-rayed at the last clinic. Saturday. Clerks tor Saturday's clinic were: Mrs. W. P. Pryor. Mrs. W. S. Johnston, Mrs. O. W. Oarigan, Mrs. Dale Home nnrt Mrs Jerry Cohen The unit was here under the direction of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association. service of peace, between-, all ' ita members, present, and future," ;.:: lie expressed ' hope the treaty would not simply be taken u a "protective umbrella," but u a basic for ''continuous creation" of mutual purpose among nations and a recognition of tlio fact that no nation anywhere can feel secure today "If all Its neighbors are not ** safely marching toward the same goal* of prosperity and security." Termed Instrument of Peae* Ouslav Rasmussen, Denmark 1 * slight, solemn foreign office chief, said in Ills prepared speech that he was rlgnmg the treaty because "It Is an Instrument of peace and because It was no other purpose than defense." He declared that the "very nature" of the Institution* of the western nations forming the defensive compact makes Impossible for them "a calculated plan ot ««- gression." All n of the foreign minister* who gathered here last week to pul their names on the pact were listed to speak, about five minutes each* before tho actual signing got underway. Secretary Acheson, signing for th* United Slates, had the taslc of formally welcoming the vistton, and President Truman was scheduled to ..Ind up the speech-making with the day s chief address, lasting about 15 nilnut.es. InvltcJ to hear the speeches and witness the signing in the high- vaulted hall were about 1,300 cabl- r.et mc.nbers and other government officials, diplomats, members of Congress and newsmen representing thfe wor:d press end radio. Is Second Pact for U. S. This is the second time in les» than two years that the American government has joined in signing such a many-sided alliance. The first occasion came in September, See SIGNATURES on Face It I New York Stocks Am. (1:30 P. M. Quotations) T & T 146 Am. Tobacco Anaconda 67 1-2 31 3-8 powers probably could muster morci twer-u high and low)—43.5. long-iange bombers. Normal maan tor April—61. Beth Steel 31 3-4 Chrysler 32 1-4 John Dcf re 35 Gen. Elcc '.... 371-4 Gen. Motors 58 Int. Harvester 24 3-8 Mont. Ward 56 Lockheed 211-2 National Distilleries 19 J. C. Penney 47 Radio IS Republic Stl 24 1-4 Socony-Vacuum 16 1-4 Sid. Oil N. J 68 5-8 ISears Roebuck 381-8 Texu Co. $}*-• Rehearing if Denied In Sichool Bond Cose LITTLE ROCK, April 4—«V- The Arkansas Supreme Court today refused to rehear a case in which it held that special school elections are prohibited by Amendment 40 to the state constitution. The case was styled H. C. Adami vs. DeWltt Special School District. The decision halted plans of »bout 55 Arkansas school district* to seek loans amounting to approximately $1,500,000. About 13 of th* districts face emergency situations, having lost their buildings through fire or storm, according to State Education Commissioner A. B. Bonds. The State Education Board probably will be called Into «sslon again soon to consider mean* of meeting the situation. , Most of the special school district elections, which the supreme court says now prohibited, are for. the purpose of authorizing bond issues and levying taxes to retir* them. Under the supreme court fl«- olsion In the DeWltt csse. such matters can be set of the 1948 lef- UUtun M« aow iMid IB r