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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 92 Blythevllle Daily Newi Blythevlll* Courier Blythevtlie Herald Mississippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JULY 11, 1949 TEN PAGES Four More Cases Of Poliomyelitis fisted in County Schools at Gosnell And in Steele, Mo., Begin Summer Terms The school at Gosnell opened this morning for the summer term as poliomyelitis strengthened Its hold on Mississippi County with four new cases, and another past the "xmtagtous stage, were reported to health authorities. The new cases brought to 73 the number in the county since January 1 of this year, and 68 of these have been reported since June 10. School authorities at Gosnell suggested that some of the patrons were in favor of opening the schools on schedule aJid it was indicated this morning that perhaps not more than a half doeu patrons had protested the decision to open. Steel* School Opens The schools in nearby Steele, Mo., also opened this morning for the summer term. Riley F. Knight, superintendent at Steele, said that at tendance figures were not available today, but that apparently the fear of polio in tha^ area did not cut down the attendance. At Gosnell F.E. Lucius, superintendent, said that approximately fe pupils were enrolled this morn- 19 and that classwork would get under way tomorrow. He said that Ihe attendance at the end of the 1941-49 school term was around 555 and that he expected the figure for the opening week would Increase to 475 or 500 by the end of the week. Mr. Lucius reported that Ihe term opened with all faculty positions filled, and that all teachers in the high school hold college degrees. Between t!5,000 and »20,000 has been spent for equipment in recent months and this Includes purchase of three new buses. The school enrollment has increased about 200 within the past two years and since the star t of the 1947-48 term, the number of faculty members has been increased from 12 to 30 teach- •If It appear* that the open- foc of school has aggravated the poU« Bltttation in the county, we . will .eloa*..d»w|i .-Pjvmptly," Vr- riH >aU thti mam+t. was explained that .several In the district were anxious for the new term to get under way, and that the decision to open on schedule was reached after having considered th« polio situation. On* doctor in Blytheville sale feu morning that he had advised gainst the opening of school and had discussed the matter with Dr T.T. Ross, state health officer, who repeated a previous declaration thai he believed It unwise to open achooU in an area with a large I number of polio cases. Reports to the County Healti [Unit here indicated that seven or I eight cases have originated in the ITicinity of the Air Base, which ts in | the Cosneu district. New Case Listed at Tomato Application was made today for I admission of Glenn Rogers, agec I three, of Tomato, son of Mr. anc I Mis. John McAdoo, to the Cripplec I Children's Home in Little Bock for I treatment as a post-polio case. Mr. McAdoo said that the fam- ' Hy had not known the child ha( • polio until the crippling condition I was noted. The child can still walk | but hip muscles are not normal. Christie Caroll McRae, sister iMary Maud McRae of Yarbro 1 whose case was reported Saturday I was admitted to the University • Hospital today. She is '.wo years olc land {he daughter of Mr. and Mrs IM. O. McRae. This is the first case |ot sister.-, competing the disease, in county In one other case a her and sister have both beei | treated for the polio. Two case.s, that of Carolyn Sue J Warren. 6. and Ala Lee Scndder. I ImontlLs are In the Isolation war( I at SI. Vincent's Infirmary In Little |R:ck. The. c e are the first two from I this co'inty [O be admitted there |The new ward has just been made (available. Carolyn Sue is the daughter |Mrs. Helen Warren of Lcachvill land Ala Lee is the son of Mr. ani |Mrs. A. L. Scudder of Kciscr. The 'ifth new case was that n Ijohn C. Matth ••. Jr.. 2. son n |.Jo'>n C. Matthews. 5r.. Negro, liv near I.uxora. He is b^'ne treat See POLIO on Page 10 : ulbright Urges Price Supports For Cottonseed WASHINGTON, Establishment of July 11. W)— price support program for the sagging cottonseed market was urged today by Senator Fulbright (D-Ark). He wrote Secretary of Agriculture Brannan that the price of cottonseed has dropped from ibout »100 a ton a year ago to about *32 now. "Representatives of the Industry advise me that the price ol seed is likely to remain as low is $30 to $35 unless a price support program Is announced," he laid. "Acknowledging that there are practical problems Involved in a program covering cottonseed," Fulbright -aid: "It has. however, been pointed int on many occasions how unfair a program .Is under which (here is no price support for a l»odnct which competes with a product which Is supported. There can be little doubt regarding the competition between cottonseed, which is not now supported, and soybeans, which are supported under the Steagall amendment. Ho urged Brannan to make every effort to establish a program "which will enable the cotton farmer to receive an equitable price for cottonseed." Six Persons Hurt In Auto Accident Two Families En Route To Blytheville to Visit Relatives Six people were hurt, at least one of them believed seriously, Friday night when the car in which they were riding left vs. Highway 61 near Hayti, Mo. Those riding in [he car were identified by relatives as Mr. and Mrs. R. v. Basey. of Joliet, III. and their two children, Jimmie Lee 10 and Jill Ann, 6: Pfc. and Mrs ATthur L. Connor, of Blytheville and their daughter. Cheryl. 18 months: and Jerry Williams, son of Mr .and Mrs. George Williams of St. Louis. Mr. Basey. who Is in Baptist Hos- tf.?' Memphis was described-a being In critical condition by hia sister-in-law, Mrs. Homer Fisher of Blytheville. His son. Jimmie Lee. is in Campbell's Clinic in Memphis 1 and I; said to be suffering from a broken leg. Jerry Williams, nephew of Mrs Fisher and grandson of Mrs. Mary Drake, of Blytheville, is also ii Baptist Hospital witli a serious in jury. EnRoBfe To Blvlheville Mrs. Connor, daughter-in-law of Mrs. Fisher. Is in Wall's Hospita here and is believed to have suffered a kidney injury. Mrs. Fishei said. Mrs. Basey Is also a patienl at Wall's. His daughter and Jill Ann Basey were not, injured, Mrs. Fisher reported. The two families were en route to Blythevllle to visit Mrs. Fisher an, Mrs. Drake when the accident oc curred. Mrs. Fisher said that Mr. Basey who was driving the car. took his eyes from the rosd momentary when one of his children complain ed of an --earache. She said shi understood that was when the auto mobile left the road. Mr. Connor just returned fron duty in Alaska and is scheduled to report to Fort Lewis, Washington SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS CC to Finance Coristrudion to Store Soybeans Federal Agency Offers To Guarantee Loans, PMA Chairman Says Financial assistance k to be pro- •ided by the Commodity Credit Corporation to assist farmers In mildlng proper storage space for soybeans and other crops and Him enable them to take advantage of price supports offered for certain •rops. it was disclosed today. Tile announcement was made by .C. Spellings, chairman of the MissLssippi county Triple-A Committee, who said that the program will make it possible to provide leeded space for storage of croiis low growing in the fields, and for ;rops to be grown in the future. Earlier this year, when support prices were provided for soybeans, it was feared that lack of storage faci- ities might prevent farmers in this area from taking advantage of the government supports. CCC lii Guarantee Loans Mr. Spellings said that the CCC has arranged to guarantee loans made through local lending agencies for the erection of storage facilities on farms, or in nearby locations. The CCC also will make the loans direct, he indicated. Application for the loans, which are made to the extent of 85 per cent of the construction cost or 45 cents per bushel capacity of the structure, whichever is smaller, can be filed with the county committee in the county where the fanner operates. Mr. Spellings indicated that the application should show the location of the structure, name and address of faim owner if applicant Is a tenant, type and estimated cost of .the structure. These applications will be approved by the county committee before they are made by the local lending agencies ol CCC. The comity, chairman indicated that in approving the loans the committee would consider the need, and whether or not the storage proposed was suitable. Loins Available Until July 1950 He also pointed out that loans are not completed until after the structure is .finished and inspected; and all debts agaiiist the structure not discharged by the loan previously paid. Because of this, com- mittments will be issued to the farmer showing his authority to secure a loan so that he can obtain temporary credit from contractor or bank to build the storage structure. It also was explained that facilities constructed under the program must remain available for storage of crops until the loan is repaid and farmers must carry insurance for loans which exceed $1,000. At the time of application the farmer pays a service fee of one-forth cent- a bushel storage capacity, to pay for the inspection service. Proceeds of loans. pur- See SOYBEANS on Pace 10 _^___ - jj r Truman Cancels Tax Hike Request — ^ Modern Farm Home Reflects Change in Status of Farmers Courier NCH-B Photo Editor's Note: Many farm families in Mississippi County In recent years have constructed attractive homes of which they are justly proud. The Courier News is presenting today the first In a series of Items about some of Ihese homes and the families who live In them. The first home that, A.M. Brittain and his family occupied in Mississippi County would not even compare favorably with the two-car garage on the side of his new home in the Shady Lane community. Mr. Brittain recalls that when he first came to the county some 27 years ago. he lived in a house which had no windows. But 27 years of honest toil applied in the proper proportions to Negroes Argue Over Money; One is Killed State and county peace officers are today looking for Johnny Rob- Agreement on Anti-Red Front Seen As Filipino, Chinese Leaders Meet BAQUIO, Philippines, July 11. On—An Informed diplomatic source said today President Elpldio Qiiiimo and Generalissimo Chiang Kai-snek had reached agreement on a four-point anti-Communist program. Emergency State Set in British Strike LONDON, July 1 1— (If i— King George VI proclaimed a state of emergency today to deal with a crippling strike on the London docks. The king acted on the recommendation 'of the cabinet after wildcat deck strikers defieoSa back Co work call by the labor government. A mass meeting of 5.000 dockers had voted earlier to continue their stoppage. It was the first time the British government had invoked the 1920 emergency act since the general strike of 1026. Under the act. the government is empowered to drait civilians— but not strikers— for work on the docks, mny confer extraordinary powers on the police and may commandeer buildings for the use of troops. Viscount Aridison, Labor Party leader in the House of Lords, announced the cabinet decision at the start or the afternoon session of parliament. A total of 10.278 men — out of the London dock lorce of about 25.000 — failed to show up for work this morning. That left 112 ships idle in the tieup denounced by the government as Communist-led. the fertile soil here have changed all that considerably. '. Mr. Brittain relates that he came] here for the first time as a boy around the turn of the century. At that time his faintly was living in Illinois. Later he moved to the Ozark region of Arkansas ritul tried to eke out a living "on poor land." However, in 1922 he nnd his wife de- "*clclcd the flat delta land had more to offer, and came here to stay. Despite some lean ycnrs, they haven't had cause yet to regret their decision. Starting with H purchase of atxitit 80 acres, Mr, Brittain has seen his farm grow to 650 ticre.s. Instead of a frame house he now live.s in a six-room brick structure which Is modernly furnished. His live children have graduated from high school. During the tough years of the 30's, Mr. Brittain kept a dairy herd which he termed the backbone of his cxistnncc at that time. Remarkably enough, in the H years he had the herd, he missed going to the barn only two days— when he had the mumps. In 1947 he built his new home which Includes three bedrooms, a large kitchen .living and dining rooms and a large hath. - The home Is cooled In .slimmer by an attic fan and Is healed by gas Major Levy Boost Not Desirable Now, President Asserts By Sterling F. Green WASHINGTON, July 11. (AP)—President Truman today cancelled his call for a $'1,000,000,000 tax increase, lie bowed to a temporary deficit, spending policy to head oil any depression. "No major increase in taxes should he undertaken at this time —were the President's words. Also: "We cannot expect to_ achieve a budget surplus in a declining national In a stunning reversal of his stand, Mr. Truman sent lo Congress a midyear economic report wiped clean of his past demands lor price, wage or other business controls. instead-stating that unemployment is acute in some areas-he proposed II new lows to build up jobs and production, boost consumer income and buying power, and loosen federal lending. All the ideas were familiar. Most were not drastic. They Included public works planning, but not more public works; the Brannan tarn, •>lan; expansion ol Social Security mm jobless pay; extended Ol benefits Crisis action Isn't needed, Mr. Truman said, because the economy till Is strong and henlthy. It can hit a soaring annual output of "well .hove WW.OM.000" n, lt rew years, he predicted. That I, one-filth Uglier limn today's national production. The points listed as having been agreed upon by the Philippines president and the "retired" president of Nationalist China were: Formation of a Pacific union, a united front against Communism, economic collaboration and further strengthening of ties between China and the Philippines. The Philippines. China and Korea would form the nucleus of the proposed union. The plan Is to get the union Into working order as soon as possible and to extend Invitations to other Pacific nations and. Asiatic countries to participate. The diplomatic source said an Invitation to President Syngman Rhee of Korea to come to the Philippines for discussions was being prepared. Hhee voiced sentiment in favor of a Pacific pact recently. Military aid was ruled out In the discussions between Quirlno and Chiang. A spokesman declared at midday that the conversations were "progressing very well." The ques- „„„„.„„.«.,, „,,,, ... „, ,— lion of economic collaboration was The steel labor crisis swept Into End of Tax Hike Plan Welcomed Congress Is Glad To Hear It; Reaction Varies on Message WASHINGTON, July 11. JJP) _ Congress generally hung out a welcome sign today for President Truman's abandonment of his S4.000.000.000 tax program. Reaction was mixed, however, on ither portions of the President's nldynr economic report. Chairman Doughton (D-NC) of the tax-framhiR House Ways and Means Committee said he Is "very happy over the President's statement that no general tan Increase explored at the morning session. Earlier. Knottier .source .said It had been agreed tentatively that the Philippines, Nationalist China and American-occupied South Ko- Poet Okay May Start New Senate Battles WASHINGTON, July II. (AP) — Senate approval this week of the north Atlantic Pact may signal the start of furious battles over President Truman's minimum wage and foreign trade proposals Senator Dulles (R-NY), whose acquaintance with the Atlantic Treaty began two years ago when it was first conceived In priv.ite Stale Department conferences, is scheduled to speak out in Its behalf, -.-*. debate which may end with heard a showdown vote Wednesday. Senator Taft of Ohio, chairman of the OOP Policy Committee, who has said he may vote against the treaty because it is linked to a foreign arms program, also will speak. ins. alias Slim Robins, about 50. Blytheville Negro who is wanted on suspicion of murder in connection with the fatal shooting earlv yesterday of another Negro. Robert Hall, about 30, or Blythevillc. According to the sheriffs office Hall was shot once in the stomach with a small caliber pistol by Robins during an argument over money at the home of jo Bannom West Highway is at 2 a.m. Sunday. He died at the Blytheville Hospital two hours later. Deputy Sheriff Holland Aiken, who assisted with Investigation, quoted Bannom. who was in another part of the house at the time of the shooting, as saying that he the two men arguing over rea should Initiate the anti-Red front. Then Invltatloas would he extended to such neighbors as Slam. Indonesia. India. Australia and New Zealand. Chiang, with a party of 14. came by plane yesterday. He has set up -- n---- *-•- "a U u,i,i,,<,ui.>i-icu. his headquarters on Formosa since Word of the vote was flashed to, "retiring" as president of China, the cabinet, which already was In , Chinese Communist now occupy session at No. 10 Downing Street, i much of the country he ruled so official residence of Prime Minfser lone Altlcc. The cabinet promptly sent word to Buckingham Palace and the king convened a half hour session of his ! Privy Council to draw up the proclamation. JM Men Are Indicted |/n flogging Incidents BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. July 11 l,T ourteen men were tabbed fo today on charges of hoodec • terrorism in Jefferson County—am |this may be only the beginning. Solicitor Emmett perry assertei Ithe pr^be of cross burnings, flog lyings and night raidln? would not Istoo Vjitll the las t mobster faces a [qualified and inte'.llgent Jury." Perry set Into motion the inquiry that resulted In the grand [Jury indictment Saturday of the 14 men on assorted charges of violence end Intimidation. The Ku Khre Klan has denied • ny conn-ctton with the night riid- ~ng terrorism. Sheriff Molt McDowell said hut night the aetenc of th« U »w»ited nly the fornwlfty of swe»rtng out warrants. Put McDowell did not dis- clr-se In advance «ny namea or chutes. Lt. Gen. Barton Yount Dies During Vacation PHOENIX. Ariz, July II MV_Lt Gen. Barton K. Yount met", president of the American Institute for Foreign Trade, died today at Oak Creek Lodge, north of here. General Yount. wartime commanding general of the U. S. Army Air Forces Training command, died unexpectedly while on vacation. He was 66. General Yount and his wife entertained a small group, including actor Jimmy Stewart, at i dinner last night. Mrs. Yount told Frank [-• Snell. Phoenix attorney, that her husband had not complained of feeling ill prior to midnight. He called her and then died shortly afterwards. Pounder of the Institute, Gener»l Yount had lived In Phoenii since rettiln* from the Army in me. Survivors include his widow and * ton, flirtoa K., J*. some money before the shot was fired. Following the shooting, left the and has not been seen since, it is believed that he left town. New York Stocks Closing quotations: A T and T HI 3-8 Amer Tobacco 69 1-2 Anaconda Copper 277-8 Belh Steel 25 3-8 011 Chrysler 43 Coca Cola 136 Gen Electric 38 1-4 Gen Motors 51 3.4 Montpomery Ward 50 1-2 N Y Central 93-4 Ft" Harvester 25 National Distillers 81-7 Republic steel 177-8 Radio 10 1-8 Sorony Vacuum 15 1-4 Sears. Roebuck 31 1-4 Robins | standard of N J M 3-4 Quirlno told newsmen he gathered from private talks with Chiang that the generalissimo Intends lo return to Formosa and fight on as best he can against the Corn- One of Chiang's advisers, former Information Minister Shcn Chang- Huan. indicted the qiiestlun of Japan's participation In the Pacific the picture alliance for the was "out of time being." Hearing is Delayed Hearing for Roy Halscll of Bly- thevlllc on a charge of driving while under the influence of liquor was continued In Municipal Court this mornlnsr. Halsell was arrested yesterday afternoon after the truck he was driving jumped the curb, ran over a bicycle and a yard chair and crashed into a tree In the 500 block on Park street. He suffered minor injuries. Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy with scattered thundershowers this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. Not much change in temperature'. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday with scattered thundershowers In west and south portion. Little change In temperatures. Minimum this morning—16. Maximum yesterday—98. Minimum Sun. morning—76. Maximum Saturday—98. Sunset today—7:15. Sunrise tomorrow—4:46. Precipitation 48 hours from 7 ajn today—.48. Total since Jan. 1—32.86. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—87. Normal mean for July—81.5. Triri Date last Year Maximum this morning—69. Maximum yesterday—S3. ' Britain Hopes to Discover Solution To Dollar Problem by September LONDON. July 11— f,T*i— Britain hopes to find a solution to her dollar problem by September. That Is the upshot of a three- day, closed-door conference here between United States Treasury Secretary John Snvder. British Ecom- omlc Chief Sir Stafford Crlpps and Canadian Finance Minister Douglas Abbott. Before Snytier left for Brussels on the next stage of his European tour, the three IssOed a joint com- munique. it promised fact-finding discussions right away and more ministerial talks In Washington in September. "The aim," It said, "must b« the , achievement of trade In which dollar countries pattern of world dollar and noncan operate to- gether within one single multi-lateral system." The men met at the end of t week which saw Crlpps tell Britain her dollar and gold reserves had P eciniiaiim,, iVrT i , • j nonar ana goin reserves had -27M date.simk almost $400,000,000 below th* . 112,000,000,000 danger lint, sod wdtr a three-month moratorium c but urgent dollar purchases. The communique emphasized that "remedies (for Britain's plight) other than financial assistance such as that provided by the United St-les and Canada must be explored." "No suggestion was made that sterling be devalued." the statement said. Cutting the value of the pound In order to make British goods cheaper In terms of dollars has been widely recommended In the U. S. to help Britain out of he plight. The whole British commonwealth will sift its financial policies In a conference starting here Wednesday, Finance dominion* minsters of the Seven Zealand, South Africa, India, Pakis Un and, Ceylon—will meet with Crlpps. floor furnaces' in the winter. New Mediation Meeting Set in Steel Dispute WASHINGTON, July 11. Washington today in its rush toward a possible nationwide strike next Saturday. Seeking lo avert a vast steel shut itown, Cyrus S. Shing, 6-foot 7-lndi tllrector or the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, prepared Ic hash over the dispute with botii sides this alternoon. He invited to the conference Philip Murray, president of the CfO United Stcelwnrkcrs of America, and officials of several large companies Including the pace-setting Unltei. States Steel Corporation. Before the negotiations between the union and U. S. Steel fell apart last week In Pittsburgh, the union argued that the company could raise wages as much a.s 20 cents an hour and still reduce prices and make a substantial profit. Sees llljrhcr Prices Tile company said higher wage; would mean higher prices, and il refused any wage Increase at all Disputes over pensions and insurance benefits were deadlocked, LOG The union ha.s never formally demanded a specific wage figure. B'.i Arthur Goldberg, the union's RCIIC ral counsel, said in an interview that a 20-ccnt figure was used Ii the negotiations by way of illustration. U. S. Steel says the avcram basic hourly wage Is now $1.69. In that connection, Murray plan ncd to fortify himself by bringing out today—In his other capacity 0 president o[ the CIO—a new ropor by Economist Robert R. Nathan t< help justify the demands of CIO unions for a fourth post-war rouni of wage raises. Steel workers got : raise of 18-1/2 cents In 1940, 1 cents In 1947 nnd 13 cents In 1948. Tomorrow Murray goes back r Pittsburgh to preside over th stcelworkers' policy committee as I considers ordering a July 16 strik —only five days from today. Clark Attacks 'Bigness' In U. S. Business WASHINGTON. July II. (AP) Attorney General Tom Clark toda, attacked concentration of economk power In the hands of a few. Hi htntc'J that business "bigness might In it-scll be a target ol mo nopoly suspicion. ClarJc was the lirst witness be fore a House Judiciary Subcommit tee whtch beKan a three weeks prc limlnary Investigation of the growth of monopoly in the United States. While saying that "bigness in It self may not be unlawful," Clark argued at length lor the idea o ......jt^.a wi ullc oc>cn a Canada, Australia, New limiting powers In the buslne-ss a political life of the nation. He suggested the committe might begin Its investigation with 'But there Is nothing healthy about more unemployment or less production. Congress was told. "Such trends can and must be reversed by positive action, private imcl public." The President's Council of Economic Advisers, In an accompanying report, was somewhat more optimistic in genera] tone than Mr. Truman, it lound the business outlook reassuring. But agreed that federal action Is called for. "We may have the unique and fortunate experience or liquidating a major Inflation without falling Into a severe recession," the three- member council re|x>rted. In a certain to win the acclaim of business, Mr. Trimian took his stand against any major Increase In taxes. Only estate and gift tax rated nhoukl be raised, he said. He added that the transportation tax on goods should be wiped out and the tin. uiitit nu HiMicrHi lax increase carry-over" of losses In corpora' recommended now." tlpn taxes,should be libiraHzod. ... "r hud hoped all the time thug/' '7J 1 " 1 •'"'"iMlaeat Htrii-S at lp^3ii- lors who Insist on government eco- thls would be the situation. A lot if r- ~>Ple have been saying that the threat of - lax Increase has crippled business. It looks like this message gives bus!nc.« a green light." Senator Taft (R-Ohlol commented: "There Is nothing new n the program, except that he lias dropped his demand for new Income taxes, which always was wrong." Sees Approval of Rlllx Speaker Raybi'rn said repeal of the transportation tax on goods 'will be popular," However, he would not attempt to say what prospects there arc for raising estate and gift taxes. He foresaw passage of the minimum wage Increase, a fnrm bill and extenslo" of the reciprocal trntlcs agreement program. He forecast House passage of Social Security expansion but said the proposal to increase unemployment benefits raises complications. Senator Murray (D-Mnnt) and Rep. Patman (D-'fex) said In a Joint .statement that an economic expansion bill which they will Introduce In a few days "will be designed to carry out the President's proRram, "We agree with the President mat it would he folly to moot the situation with a policy of 'let nature tal'e Its course.' " they said. Gov. Jester Of Texas Dies Aboard Train HOUSTON. Tex., July II. M'j- Governor Beauford Jrstrr was found dead lottay In his Pullman berth on R train nt Ihe Southern Pacific Railway Station. Jester was 56. First word of the governor'; death was receiver! when someone at the station telephoned Homicide Lieutenant W. P. Brown ol the Houston Pnllre Departmcnl about 7:35 a.m. ICKT1. The lieutenant rlkspatrhcd three homicide rtetc-ndves. Lloyd Barrett Ii. Jj Watts and Frank Murray to the station to beirin an Invcsti- ftallon. However. Brown said that as lai as he knew the governor died e natural death. Jiistlre Tom Mae;, hurried to 'he slation to begin an Inquest. Jester was serving his second term as governor. He took office Jan. 2. 1917. The llentennnt governor. Allan Shivers, also serving his second term, will take ovtr as governor Jester swept Into office with an overwhelming inajnrity two years ago. His victory was over Home P. Raine;-, ousted University of Texas president, hi* arch opponent -* .,,. 5 i.i, wcgiu iu> juv*^.ibigauuii viiu Britain's own policies will come * study of the growth of economl under the scrutiny of Parliament concentration during 'he war. ani in a debate starting Thursday in the drift ol iabor from small to tbe HOUM ol Common*. larj« eotporitkini. N. O. Cotton NEW YORK, July 11— <^>j-Cl Ing cotton quotations: High Low Last July ......... 3296 3284 Oct .......... 2353 2945 Dec .......... 2940 2933 Men .......... 2932 2925 May .......... ;91R 2913 July ......... 2859 2855 ......... Middling spot: 3326N, up 1. 3290-91 2950-51 2937-3 2929N 2916 2856-59 lomy to th« point of cutting "essential national programs" like defense and foreign al<|. "Nothing could represent greater economic 'oily," he said, Mr. Truman urged businessmen :o lower prices where possible, to :eop sales and production high. But don't cut wages In order to reduce ulccs. he advised; that cripples the worker's buying power and everyone gets hurt. These were his request* to Con- ireM—lhey are of "vital Import- nce." he said: 1. Shun any major tax boost. Repeal the transportation tax, except on pa.ssenErers, liberalize the carryover of losses by corporations. Rats« estate nnd gift levies. 2. Lengthen the time limit for repayment of loans made to business by the Reconstruction Financs Corrxij ation. 3 Ixiunch n study of the investment and development needed for an expansion of the economy. 4. Adopt "an Improved program" of farm Income supports. (Congress Is badly split on the farm program: House Democrats will Iscuss a stand tomorrow-1 5. Raise the minimum wage from 40 cents ;• hour to at least 75. Broaden It.s coverage. 'Such legislation Is still in committee on Capitol Hill.) 8- Bring more Inrliistires under unemployment compensation. Increase the benefits. Lengthen the perlryd of idleness covered. 7. Extend for one year—to July 25. 1950—the veterans readjustment allowances, or so-called "52-20" Sre TRUMAN" on Page 10 Politics Not Dictating Construction of State Highways, McMath Says LITTLE ROCK. July U. (AP) — Politics I-s not dictating the con- ."truc'km of state highways. Governor Mi;Math declared today. 'And a.s long as I have anything to do with It, politics w-lll not be a factor." the governor told a news conference. He said that he still Ls committed to his previously announced policy of dividing highway construction funds equally between primary and secondary loads. "However, we will be able to build approximately three times as many miles of secondary roads for the same amount of money because of relatively lower construction costs," he said. The governor added that about 60 per cent of the highways revenue Is derived from primary roads which carry the greater traffic volume. McMath said that engineering rccommendatiom have been the primary consideration in all highway construction contracts let to date. Soybeans CHICAGO, July 11—(.•!•)—Soybeans: High Low Close July 255'i 249'i 254's-54 Nov 220 216% 218'i-lfl Dec 218'j 214^1 217-17K Mar 214',i 211 »i 214

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