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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAF ER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND 8OUTHEA8T MISSOURI VOL. XLV—N0 = 89 Blythevllle Dally New* Blylhevllle Herald Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1949 SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* School Openings Delayed byPolio; tour New Cases Blythevilie District Officials, Others Act To Help Curb Disease Opening of eight rural schools in the Blytheville Special District, which was scheduled for next Monday, h«s been delayed because of the high rate ot poliomyelitis in the county it was announced today. Tour new cases were reported by Mississippi County Health Unit offices this morning, bringing to 82 the total reported since the first of January. The delay in opening of schools was authorized by Max B. Reid, president *>f the board and Superintendent W. B. Nicholson, at the suggestion of Dr. T. T. Ross, state health officer, who was here last week, and officials in the county health unit. The schools Involved are: Clear Lake, Lone Oak, Number Nine and Promised Land. Both white and Negro schools are operated in each of the ureas. School leaders and health authorities said that they hope that conditions may have improved sufficiently to permit opening of the schools on July 18. • Sllllman May Open SfAccording to County School Supervisor John Mayes, only one school in the county has definitely announced plans to continue schedules ior summer sessions to open Monday. Stillman School will open Monday . School officials at Dell. Gosnell and Armorel have made no statements relative to their opening dates, and Brinkley, Manila and Etowah School are scheduled for opening July 18. Mr. Mayes indicated that the schools due to open on July 18 will probably will announce delayed opening schedules If there Ls evidence that polio is not on a decline by thai time. 'Tour new cases were reported in ailaaiasippi County, two were taken to th« University Hospital in Little Rock last night, one was being taken today,.and ^he other case is being observed at home, and the residence has been quarantined "'* by "health authorities. : ' M-Ytar OH Stricken Arnold ~&i.i^,*-30, who' liv"ei r ob ,-the George Ne el ey Pfcrm near Tomato, today if. being treated in the Little Rock Hospital. There was no report on the severity of his case today. Health authorities fcaid that the ond victim, Ruthie Mae Brooks, *.ive year old Negro child, living at ' 1008 South Uth Street, was acutely and that she .was being observed at the home. She is the daughter of Henry Broolcs. The third victim was Teddy McLean of Keiser, but there was no information available at the health unit in Osceola relative to his age, condition or parents. He was taken to the University Hospital last night. Nancy Holt, II. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Holt of Manila was being taken to the hospital this morning, after her case was diagnosed as polio, by local physicians. TREASON TRIAL UNDERWAY — Iva Ikuko Togurl D'Aquino, [Tokyo Rose), Japanese-American, Is escorted down a corridor in Federal Building by U.S. Deputy Marshal Herbert Cole during her trial on charges of treason at San Francisco, Calif. She was one of six English- speaking Japanese on Radio Tokyo's wartime "Zero Hour." (AP Wire- photo). Club Women in Missco Launch Health and Sanitation Survey Members of North Mississippi County's home demonstration clubs this week started •. health survey to be completed during July, according to Mrs, Gertrude B. Holiman, honift demonstration agent. Mrs. Holiman said that Mrs. Dave Abbott is serving as county chairman of the project. She is from the Yarbro club. Nation Is Again Facing Threat of Big Steel Strike U.S. Steel Refutes 4th-Round Pay Hike Demands by CIO PITTSBURGH, July 7. lift— The nation today faced the threat of ILs first major steel strike since 1946. U. S. Stett Corp., bellwether ot the industry, yesterday said "no 1 to demands of the ClO-Unttec Steelworlcers for * fourth rourw wage increase and for company financed pension and insuranci programs. The union immediately called a July 13 meeting of its wage policy committee to consider a possibi strike July 16. Contract negotiations between the steel union and the nation's No. 1 steel producer were recessed indefinitely. Philip Murray, president of the CtO and the steelworkers. told » pre.^5 conference: '"nicy (the Steel Corp.) merely say no to the union and they say so with an air of complete finality. The conferences are deadlocked. There Is no hope as I see it at present of a mutually satisfactory agreement being arrived at on any of the issues." Waice Hike Denied The steel corporation turned down the wage Increase. It told the union its refusal to discuss pensions could be arbitrated and that any insurance program would have to be paid for equally by union and company. The present contract hag almos a year to run. It was reopenei this summer on "rates of pay" anc insurance. The contract permits a strike if no agreement is reached by July 16. Benjamin P. Falrless, president of U. S. Steel, said in New York higher wages would result in high- President Truman Is Optimistic About Economic Situation WASHINGTON, July 7. (AP)—President Truman d*. clared today he feels bullish about the economic situation. The President made thli EISI.EK SITS WITH UPPKR SKT—Oerhurt Eislcr (right), Red fugitive from the United Stales, sits with Vladimir S. Scraynov, Soviet ambassador plenipotentiary in Germany, during session of Second Congress of the Society of German-Soviet Friendship in Borlin. Eisler puts a hand to his brow as he listens to a speaker. (AP Wlrephoto). Cralffhead School Openings Delayed JONESBORO, July 7. (API _ A Mcond Craighead County school today postponed its scheduled open- Ing next Monday because of the polio epidemic. Superintendent Glenn Spurlock of Caraway announced today that opening of the schools in this district has been postponed indefinitely. About 1.100 children are affected. Wednesday Monette school officials announced that their opening nss been postponed. The districts join each other in eastern Craighead. Four polio cases have been reported in each district ill the past month. Shrinr Hospitals Offers Aid LITTLE ROCK, July 7. <AP> — Tile Shriner.s' Hospital for Crippled Children at shreveport. La., has offered to help care for convalescent young victims of poliomyelitis from Arkansas. Walter C. Guy. Little Rock, the Shrine's imperial marshal, said Mt^s Elizabeth Mills, hospital superintendent, had written him the hospital would admit eligible victims eight weeks after the onsel of the disease. The eight-weeks period is considered the contagious stage. I The Shrine Hospital admits children between one and 14 years of age whose parents are unable to pay for treatment. Mr. Guy, however, said the financial requirement would be "interpreted liberally" bemuse polio treatment is usually and expensive. The polio outbreak has caused cancellation or postponement of i several scheduled events, Including the annual forestry training camp [.and the Future Farmers of America and 4-H Club Camp. An unofficial ccmnl gave the to- lal of polio cases since Jan. 1 as 182. Compromise Farm Prior Plan Offered WASHINGTON, J l?tj 7— </P>— Senators offered Secretary of Agriculture Brannan a compromise farm price plan today after he told them farmers' returns are down as far as they can go without serious results, They proposed to approve immediate operation o f high-level price props for the ten major farm crops. These would include cattle and calves, dairy products including milk, hogs, wheat- cotton, corn, tobacco, chickens, eggs and Iambs. In the main the new program would amount to .speeding up the price-support program voted by the last Congress under sponsorship of Senator Aiken (R-Vt) and raising its price floor. The Aiken plan now is due to be effective at the end of this year. Brannan told reporters the new plan proposed would allow him to use his system of "production payments" to farmers to bolster their incomes if market prices sagged below computed levels. Brannan, who had lashed out at (lie Aiken plan earlier "starving-out process," indicated he might agree to the new proposal. He was to return to a second session later today of the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee hearing, Chinese Reds Claim Second Biggest Party NANKING, July 7 OP>— The New China Daily. Communist newspaper, sai«\ today the Chinese Communist Party was the second largest in the world. TVtn newspaper said there were 3,OCO.COO Chinese party members. ussia, said the paper, has 7.- OCO.OCO party members, Germany 2 r 800.000. Italy 2.700.000, Czechoslovakia 2,700,000 and France 2,000,000. Poland Also Cuts OH Trade with Yugoslavia WARSAW, Poland. July 1 palond has joined the other Comin- form nations in cutting off trade with Yugoslavia. An official announcement here said Yugorfav ambassador Rade Pnbcscevic had been handed a note announcing Poland's decision. The note charged the Yugoslavs had failed to fulfill deliveries of raw materials promised to Poland. 1 Leaders for the various clubs and the section of the county they will survey are: Flat Lake anc! Clear Lake Communities, Mrs- C. M. Abbott; Mrs. T. R. Watson of Armorel club, will survey Armorel, Promised Lnnd,, Forty and Eight. Huffman, Tomato and Barfield; Mrs. Carl Castlernan of the Blackwater Club will survey from that community to -he line separating North and South Mississippi County and back to Shady Grove. > At Shady Grove the survey will be conducted by Mrs. K. S. Loveless, ?nd will include the area from ihady Grove to Manila and up the Roseland road, Mrs. J. D. Hodges will conduct the survey at, Fairview and Mrs. Lloyri Ljiyne of the Progress Club will assist her in carrying the survey from their communities to the county line. At Yarbro the area will Include from the Yarbro community to the State Line and to Blylhevllle, Number Nine and West to Calumet. This will be surveyed by Mrs. L. R. Matthews. The survey at Rocky will include Milligan Ridge to the county line and will be headed by Mrs. L. E. Smothers. In Leachville, covering the area to Manila. Mrs. Paul Hendrixson will be in charge; at Lone Oak for the Half Mcon and Ekron communities. Mrs. Glenn Alexander; nt Lost Cane, covering the area to the highway and south to the South Mississippi County Line. Mrs. J. F. Harris will be in charge; nnd at Boynton, Miss Dortha Justus, will conduct the survey to the state line and back to Leachville. The Dogwood letter, Mrs. B?n Craig, will survey the area from the Dogwood Community to the South Mississippi County Line arid from the community back to Bly- UicviHe. Seek Rrplirs In Questionnaires Mrs. Holiman explained th ;i t the health survey was scheduled to be completed by July 23. when the work would be 5u:nmnri7-cd for appropriate action at the county council's meeting. The survey will cover water supply, sewage 'disposal, garbage disposal, pfst control and milk and food protection. The questionnaires have already been prepared and distributed to the community leaders. The information obtnined through the ques- :Ionnnires will be compiled, and if there is sufficient need demonstrations for home sanitation needs will be supervised by W. O. Stinnett, director ot the Malaria Control Division of the State Hc.ilth Department in this county. er commodity prices, which would end in "increased consumer resistance, decreased production and greater unemployment." The present wage for steelworkers is S1.69 an hour. A two-month strike in 1946 resulted in an 18 \'~ cent wage boost. The following year the union gained 15 cenfs.more an hour and last year another 13 cents. " ; = General Tells of Model Change in Atom Bomb WASHINGTON, July 7. (£*)—An Army general satd todny there has been a "complete model change" in the atomic bonib since the Atomic Energy Commission took over the project in 1947. Brig. Geiii J nmes McCorrnack r.. director of the AEC's Military Lppllcntlon Division, »]so said thn 11 production bottle-necks "wor hy of serious concern" now hnv seen broken nnd weapons produc ion Is on a ".stable busts." McCormack testified at the Sen ilo-House Atomic Energy Commit .ee's hearings on charges by Sen itor Hk-kenloopcr (R-Iowa) tlm there hiu> been "Incredible mis management" of atomic projecl under the AEC nnd its chair ma i David E. Lilienlhal. In a general denial,, LIUenthal an the AEC contend thnt. on the con trary, the project was "bogge down" when they took it over an hns been Infused with new life. McCormack told the Congres sionul committee that weapons pro- StocJc Prices Decline At Truman States Optimism About Economic Situation NEW YORK, July 7. (AP) — Stock prices started to dip today soon after President Truman said he felt bullish about the economic situation. The decline was gentle but numerous early gains were either trimmed or wiped out. The President .after declaring he was bullish, suggested that newsmen read up on stock market developments of the last few days. The general price level of the market Is now Just about at the top of a recovery that started in mid-June. For the post five trading nays the market has steadily advanced. One June 13, however, the market climaxed a month-long slide by plunging to a 4 1-J-year low, A bull market Is one In which the price trend Is upward, a bullish trader one who expects an advance to last, indefinitely. Conservatives In Britain Ask Spending Cut By the Associated Press Conservative newspapers in Britain today called on tnc labor government to cut government spending drastically to ease the nation's financial strain. Other . newspapers said Britain could not pull herself up by her own boot straps and needed more aid from the United States Dulles Named Successor to Sen. Wagner NEW YORK. July 7 W)—Gov. Thomas E. Dewey today appointed John Foster Dulles, his veteran (or- clgn affairs adviser, to the United sinlcs Senate as successor to Robert P. Wagner. Dulles will serve an Interim term uiuil Dec. 1. A Senator will be elected at a special election Nov. ft lo serve for the balance of Wagne:'s term from Dec. 1, 1M9 to Dec. 31, 1950. Dewey said it was "unlikely" that Dulles would run in the Nov. 8 special election as the Republican nominee. Wagner, 72, a Democrat, author of the Wagner Labor Relations Act. resigned June 28 because of ill health. He had been In the Senate nearly 23 years. There has been speculation that former Governor Herbert H. Lehman may be the Democratic nominee. Dulles has served as a delegate to every session of the United Nations General Assembly since the U.N. was founded. He also has been Republican representative at meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers and was widely mentioned as Dowey's probable secretary ol state had the governor been elected president las^ November. Treasury. The nation was told yesterday economics boss Sir Stafford Crlppa that the national till is dangerously low In dollars and buying American goods must be curbed even more drastically. X). S. S«cret»ry ot the Treasury Jonri'W. snyder is expected to con fer with Cripps tomorrow on Brt tain's monetary crisis. Conservative newspapers said Bri tain could not iitfurfl the labor gov ernmenl's "welfare state" policy. Washington reacted cooly to th unofficial British bid for more financial help. Members of Congress expressed sympathy over the British money crisis but many lawmakers said Britain would have to solve its own problems. They expected Marshall Plan aid for Brl- .aln would be about $920,000,000 this year and that would be the extent of American assistance. Senator Taft of Ohio said: "The British have a planned economy and it just hasn't worked." Senator McCartan <D-Nev1 said: •I don't think they will K ct anywhere until they change their socialist government." Bond Is Reduced Bond for Malcolm O'Bannon of j Blytheville, who is being held in Pemb:dt County at Camthersville on » burglary charge, has been reduced from »10,000 to $3,000 by ac| tton of the circuit court In Caruth- ersvlllc, It was reported here to- I <**>• Rent Control* Ordered Removed in Batesviffe WASHINGTON. July 1. <,¥) Housing Expediter Tighe E. Wood? today ended rent controls In Balesville, Ark., as the result of decontrol actton taken In that, community. Woods al > ordered Immediate removal ,o f controls in the remain dcr of Independence Co'mtv. Ark. in which Bate,vllle ta duction, formerly concentrated Los Alamos, N. M., on a "custom" manufacture basis, Is being carried on In ptnnls "dispersed widely" throughout the country. The plants, he laid, cost in excess of $100,000,000 and are stuffed by "thousands of people." Prior to McCornmck's testimony, Senator Knowlnnd (p.-Callf) made public a letter from Curroll Wilson, AEC general manager, detailing steps the AEC hns taken to get non-Communist affidavits from those receiving or applying for AEC educational aid. Wilson said 497 oath Wanks have been sent out and all but 21 hnve been signed and returned. Of the 21, he said, one "has refused to sign and has been notified of the cancellation of his fellowship; one refused to sign nnd hns resigned." The names of these two were not given. ; Prosecution Begins Summation in Hiss Trial NEW YORK, July 7—M*>—The government prosecutor declared today In his jury summary at the Algcr Hiss perjury trial that "nn- contradlcted facts" show Hiss gave State Department secret papers to Whlttnker Chambers. In the midst of his summary to the jury of ten men and two women who will begin deciding Hiss' fate later today. U.S. Attorney Thomas F. Murphy pointed at Hiss an<i declared Hiss' guilt was "the only Inference that can be drawn." Ivfurphy began his summary In quiet tones In contrast to the impassioned appeal of Defense Attorney Lloyd Paul Stryker who completed his summation earlier. Truman Hopes to Sign Federal Aid to Education Bill This Year BOSTON. July 7. I/TV-President ] character, good citizenship. «nd Party Leaders To Decide New T-H Repeal Fighf WASHINGTON. July 1. I/T'J _ President Truman said tod.iy he h-os left up to (he Democratic leadership [n Congress the decision whether to continue the fight for repeal of the Taft-Haitley Act al this session. The President said he IK still Interested In making the fljjht for repeal—one ot his campaign pledges. He said lie discussed with Congressional leaders earlier 111 the week whether to lake up labor legislation in the House. The Senate has passed a bill tlominntcil by Senator Taft (K-Ohlo) raising tiic question v.ln'thcr n bill nccept- able to the administration, cnn go through. The Democratic leaders, (he President went on. arc considering whether to lake up the measure the House nnd they will make he determination of It. As to whether he would like hem to continue the fight, he said ie certainly would. Drowned Man's Body Recovered July Fourth Tragedy Unreported to County Officials Until Today The body of George Melyln Smiley. 52. lilythevllle carpenter, who was drowned on i Fourth of July excursion on the Mls.ils.slpp! River, was toimd yesterday afternoon, Approximately 20 miles south o[ the spot where he wu swimming Monday. Funeral services for the Blythe- vtlle man are scheduled for 1«. tomorrow r.t the Cobb_P/]("^«! D;.v the Rev. I". T. Kelly, p*stor'o« Htf Pull Oospel Tabernacle on Lilly Street. According to Coroner E. M. Holt, there will be no coroner's Investigation, and S.iertff William Berry- mnn's office said thnt the accident had not been reported to, nor In-, ve.stlgntcd hy, that office. It was reported that Mr. Smiley was with a group nenr Forty and Eight Community, when he stepped Into deep water. He came to the surface twice, but after going down the third time was not seen again until his body was [ound floating on the Tennessee side of the river, across from Tomato. . Mr. Smiley had been working as a carpenter around Blytlieville for about a year, and previously was engaged, in (arming near here. He was born here and had lived here most of his life. Survivors include his wife, Mrs, Stella Smiley, and a half-sister, Mrs. Ola King of Gideon, Mo. Burial will be in the Dogwood Ridge Cemetery, tinder the direction of the Cobb Funeral Home. comment during a news conference, Questioned about the economle message he will tend to Congres* next week, he told reporters to wait for it. But, when he w»s isked it h« felt bullish or bearish on the economic situation, h« Mid he wu bullish. Then he suggested that newsmen read up on the stock market developments ot the last few days. A rally has been under way in (he stock market since mid-June, Yesterday prices hit • six-weeks high. In the language of stock traders, a "bull" is one who expects the market lo go higher and Is generally optlmtstlm. A "bear" Is one who Is on the pessimistic side. Nn Hint on Mesujce While Mr. Truman would not give any hint of what his economic message ts to say. some officials are predicting It will be built on proposals he made '.n .January. One point of particular speculation Is what the President will say about taxes. In January, he- asked tax Increases to bring In $4,000,000,000 of new revenue. Mr. Truman did not say at his news conference what his new message will propose in that field, but he gave the Impression that he Is not optimistic over chances for higher taxes this year. Tills come when a. reporter said House Democratic Leader Ji McCormack (Mnssi has re 1 . lie doesn't think there will be tax bill at this session. Th« Prer' • int said that 3- ought to know. The Democratic leader should In a. position to know, Mr. Tni added, since tax bills must ate In the house. f This was the first open tton from the President that may be resigned to failure In effort to obtain a t&x increase to stave off a predicted budget deficit. In his news conference thts- Truman hid topicfr morning -r President thia to £y f»n. : the ' New York Stocks HI 1-B Closing Quotation: A T fc T Amer Tobacco ............ Anaconda Copper ........ Beth Steel ................ Chrysler .................. 48 5-8 j I fully expect the Ccca Cola ................ 1M 1-2 Oen Electric .............. 353-4 Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester Nntionnl Distillers Republic Strel Radio Socony vacuum Sears. Roebuck Standard of N J Texas Corp J. C. Penney Trumnn safd In a message today he hopes to sign a "satisfactory" bin (or federal nlci lo education In this se.vlon of Congress. The President sent his message to the annual convention of the National Education Association and .said-. "I have repeatedly pledged my support 16 federal aid to the states in the amount of J300.000.000 annually for the purpose of more nearly equalizing educational opportunities and Improving the salaries of our teachers. "As you know, such an appro- 70 1-8 i priatlon was provided for in Die 27 1-8 budget Ior this year and a bill 25 1-21 has been pawed by the Senate. House Committee and the House. Itself, to take early and favorable action on this subject. "I hope to have the pleasure ol sicnlns a satisfactory federal aid bill before the clo*e of the present session of this ConRres,*." In his note of greeting, the 58 5-8 | 50 5-8 9 5-8| 24 7-B 18 3-8! 17 7-81 10 i President also declared: 15 1-4 "You anrt all the teachers you 38 1-4 i represent are engaged In a task of 65 the utmost Importance to our nat- 53 5-4 I Ion: 48 5-8 nal welfare. 'U S Steel ................ 21 3 -4 'youth |r-<- are rs nf *Mir r^\ bulwark ol good government, and I greet them as such." Consider Reso 1 iton on AW The NEA's 3.000 convention delegates were due to consider later a resolution on federal aid whlcb says: "The association recommends that federal funds be made available to assist the states In meeting the Immediate needs of public school housing." The resolution states that federal, state and local support represent the "primary immediate need of public education." Also coming Ixjfore the delegates was a formal resolution echoing yesterday's action calling for the non-employment of Communists as teachers. Today's resolve added: "At the same time we condemn careless Incorrect, and unjust use of such words as 'Red' and 'Communlsl to attack teachers and other per sons who -n. point ot fact are no Communists, i-iit who merely havi views different from those of thel accusers" The NEA's committee on tenur and academic freedom meanwhil served notice it would not riefen anrt V-ni'vn Communists in teachln good | raolu. Soybeans CHICAGO, beans: High Low- July 252»; 246 Nov 2m'i 213 Dec 217'i 212V Mar 212>i 207 July 7— M>;- -So Closc 213-13 ',4 212 v; 201 House Committee To Probe Reds in Hawaiian Unions WASHINGTON, July 7. HP)—Thi House Un-American Activities Com mittec voted today to look into Com munisri] in Hawaii, particularly an such activity in key unions. Committee members said a stnf Investigator will be sent to the is lands after the present cripplin dock workers' strike is over. The in vestigntor will report back and th committee then will determine whe ther lo hold hearings. The committee feels that no In vesllgation should be made whi the dock workers' strike Is on, * not to encounter charges strike-breaking. The Hawaiian Ba Association recently petitioned Con gress to look into the strike the pctlllon eventually was fcrred to the Un-American Actlv tEes Committee. Weather To recast: Considerable cloudiness with scattered afternoon and evening thtimlerRhov.'pr.s this afternoon, tonicht and Friday. Not much change in temperature Missouri forecast: Local tlmmler- shovrers tonight, ending Friday morning nnrt becoming partly cloudy In afternoon. Little temperature change. Minimum this morning—15. Maximum yesterday—89. Sunset today—1:16, Sunrise tomorrow— 4-.45. Precipitation 1\ hours from 7 a.m. today—.55- Total since Jan. 1—32.05. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—82. Normal m^an tor July—61 -5. This Date Last Year Maximum th!. 1 ! morning—74. Maximum yesterday—02. Precipitation Jan. —27.M. 1 to this date McMath Wants New State Mental Hospital LITTLK ROCK, July 7. (AP) — Governor MiMAtli wante the Arl arusa.s Hospital for Nervous Dlseas modeled after the instltutlo In the nation. McMnth, who previously said hft would have a building program for the hosplta 1 ready for subm L&sion to the next legislature, today said he had d-sked officials of the Institution to make a study of other mental hospitals In the United States. The governor said he wants Dr. George W. Jack.son. slate hospital superintendent, and Dr. H. King Wade Hot Springs, chairman of the board, to "draw up a plan which adequately will take care of the Arkansns situation." The governor said his principal objectives in ilie building program is to "tear down some of tho*« old fire traps" at the Little Rock unit of the institution f Such & prospram will have to be spread over (t period of &evcraJ years, he xdatd. <Seel»r*<i H !•'•".; irfectly absurd to say thnt th* '•'• dmlnl.itratlon'i! bill on nnlflcatldi the armed forces would make yirtuil dictator of the secretary ' defense. Mr. Truman said that as long M ie constitution makes the Prest- ent the commandcr-in-chlef, such thing could not happen. A reporter had told him that halrman VInson (D-Ga) of the OAISC Armed Services Commlttw ad raised the dictatorship argu- lent against the bill advocated y Secretary Johnson. Mr. Truman said that was ft ertectly absurd opinion. POLITICS The President said he intend* i speak his opinions freely about ie 1050 election In Missouri. But, he added, he may not tak« ny part In any Democratic primary light. A reporter had asked whether Mr. Truman planned to express ny opinions In the 1950 election :j Missouri. Saying he would, Mr. Tmman loted that it was his home state »nd that he would say freely what ie thinks in the November election. Senator Forrest CXmnel. Republican, comes up for re-election next Mr. Truman hns heen reported to 'eel particularly irked that his state has Republican Senators. James Pendcrgast, leader of & Democratic political faction In Kansas City, told reporters earlier Ihls week that Mr. Truman was keeping hands off the Democratic Senatorial primary. That primary will decide who IK to run for the Democrats against Donncll—assuming Donncll runs again. In response to other questions, Mr. Truman said he does not Intend to mix into the New York State fight over a successor to Senator Wagner, Democrat, who restgued recently. The New York election, he said, Is not his business, but the business ot the State of New York. PKACE Mr. Truman said the world Is moving stawly and. gradually town rtl world peace. At the same time, he said no steps can be taken looking to disarmament until there is agreement under which the United Nations will have firm control. He said peace was the keynote of nearly every address he has made since he took office April 12. 1945. Mr. Truman's remarks were prompted by the prediction of Senator Vnndcnberg (R-Mich) that, alter the Senate ratifies the Atlantic pact. President Truman will lead a new crusade for world peace. The President said he expects lo keep up the crusade he has been -nuking. N. O. Cotton NEW ORLEANS. July 7. (AP) — Closing cotton quotations: Jly. High Low Close 3285 3258 3265-« 2935 2923 2933 2930 2918 29Z7-:* 2S15 MIS 282OB

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