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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST AHKANSAB AND SOOTHIAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 15 Blytheville Daily Newm Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 1949 EIGHT PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Senators Approve Weary Rescue Crews Dig Feverishly to Free Small Girl Trapped in Deep Abandoned Well ECA Appropriation With 70 to 7 Vote By Don Whilehead- WASHINGTON, April 9. (AP)—The $5,580,000,000 European recovery program went to the House today stamped with the overwhelming approval of the Senate. Even administration leaders were startled by yesterday s lopsided 70 to 7 Senate vote for the bill approving another 15 months of Marshall plan aid to nun-Communist Western Europe. H The House was culled into extraordinary session today noon to take up the authorization measure. Both Democratic and Republican leaders predicted quick approval. Speaker Rayburn (D-Tex) said he expected a "great majority" In the House. Republican Leader Mnrlln of Massachusetts told reporters: "I believe the Economic Cooperation Administration bill will be approved overwhelmingly with bipartisan sup- tffft." \* Little Difference in Dills The bill approved by the House Foreign Affairs Committee is a little different, from the one passed by the Sen ale. The Economic Cooperation Administration asked—and got Eron the Senate—authorization to spcnc $1.150,000.000 up to June 30; $4.280,000,000 for the 12 months starting July 1; plus 5150,000,000 in long term contract authority. The House committee lopped $50, 000.000 oft the first figure and turncc down the contract authorization, to a total cut of 5200.000,000. Then i wrote Into the bill a governmen guarantee for private investors of u to S272.000.000, A vote on tins measure is expecte Monday or Tuesday. After the Hous and Senate clear up any difference between the two bills, their, appro priations committees will be c: on to write legislation providing ialse entries tile actual cash. ! Senators cheered passage of their authorization bill ns "another long step toward peace." "It is intended to promote the Cause of peace and security in the /J^rld by rebuilding shattered econ- bniies." Senator Connally (D-Tex) said. "It is doing all that." He was manager of the EGA bill through the debate. To Boost Europe's morale Democratic Leader Lucas of Illi- libis said the \oi.u proved'the people \ /•re backing the program "to the limit," and added: "Their response, through tlieir senators is proof they believe the road to peace lies In the Marshall plan." The ECA bill reached a "final vote late in the afternoon, after a sudden burst of speed in the Senate, where the debate had dragged on for almost two weeks. In that time the Senate acted on 16 of the 34 amendments which were filed. The log-jam broke unexpectedly on the 13th day. In double time, the Senate voted on 10 more amendments, then on the bill itself. ECA Administrator Paul Hoffman said the resulting landslide will give a quick boost to Europe's morale. Despite agreement that the measure will pass in the House, leaders expect a miniature, abbreviated version of the Senate fight, with some of Hie same attempts at amendment. Banker Missing By Gralum Rrrrf SAN MARINO, Calif., April 9 — (/Pi —A fr«h crew of miners wat •*nl 75 Iffi b«!ow the mrfice of vacant lot today to bore from a rrsour shaft to the 14-incll abandoned welt casing in which liree-yrar-old Kalhy Flscus hai been trapped since 4:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon. 'I tlilnk there Is a chance thnt Kathy is alive," said Fire Chief linniy Bolz of Pasadena. "Our res- ue stiuad lias been pumping war Into the casing since 5:30 o'- lock yesterday afternoon. We know Kathy was alive at 5:30 because she answered her mother's calls an hour after that. At least she hnsn't died of asphyxiation." By noon the rescue workers cx- icct to know whether they have luesscd right on Kathy's locatloi n (lie corroded pipe, which was sunk 20 years ago by Kathy's father David H. Flscus, who Is San Mnrliu district superintendent of the Calif ornla Water and Telephone Co. Drilling of the rescue operation shaft NBS stopped at 75 feet an electric rotary saws were lowere to a four-mnn crew of miners, wli bored in eight feet to the left t the pipe casing. If. when the crew of miners cir r. section of the pipe out at the 75 lot level, Kathy Is not located, a inch deeper shaft will be dug to ernilt rescuers to operate at 120 eet, the depth ol the abandoned ell. Decision to cut across the pipe t T5 fell was made because Kathy t one time early last night Is bc- cved to have grabbed hold of a ope Uwit was lowered lo her. Her lother and rescue workers urged •cr lo felzc, the rope. It w.is only the alertness o( little Cathy'n five-year old cousin, Gus -.yon, tnat drew attention of the •1.lid's mother and others to the act that she Had fallen down m ilmost hidden old well casing "She's here, mother, she's here,' 3us ovled out. "She's down here His mouts brought his mother Mrs. Hamilton Lyon Jr., and Knthy' mother, to the mouth of the hole. They called down to the lltll girl. "Kathy—Kathy—are you stand IhB UP?" "Yes, 1 am," she replied, sobbing Then later: "Are you lying down?" "Yes, 1 am." The child's crying continued fo nearly .mother hour, then cease tnd her voice was henrd no nior Mrs. Flscus talked with Kathy mg us the child responded. The little girl cried gently at .mes, and her confused answers nowed her hysteria In the darkness. At the scene, waiting to treat •Uthy, If found ullve, w»s the amlly physician. Dr. Robert J. Mo- Collock. A (lush camera was lowered. It Id not function and it call was uade for special oil well cameras. Jockeys and exercise uoys came 'rom near by Bantn Anlla race- rack to offer their assistance. Kathy's mother kept control ol icrsclf during the heart-breaking rescue operations. She and Flscu-s made repeated (rips back and forth from Ihclr home to the eerie scene, of tragedy on the vacant lot. What can I say'/ What can say?" Fiscus kept repealing. All w can do Is to hope for Ihe best. Yin can see for yourself what they'n doing." The mother was pale and nervous and became tearful as the hour dragged by. !)ystandcrs:rcported sh was "bearing up well." The family pastor visited th Flscus home to console the parent Telephones at the house and pollc headquarters were In constant us by persons culling to offer syn: nthy or suggestions. Contractors rushed equipment t" lie scene when It was decided to Is. From over the nation cumo tele- hone calls offerlns suggest loas. 1'lioso culling Included L. H. Rob- irlson, petroleum ciiBlncer of Konr- icy, N.J., and H. A. Nicholson, n Inlllni; expert of Indianapolis. Police broadcast an urgent np- ciil lo Ihc curious to Hilly away from (he area. They said the- mill- .ng throne" worn choking highways ind Impeding icwcuo operations. A.i Ihreo WK truck cranes mid u water well driller worked |x>lico pushed buck crowds of hundreds. Officials fenri'd n cavi'-ln. Don Mot/., construction engineer In clinruc of the excavation, snlil he was certain he suw the little girl last nlghl with the nlil ot scnichlluhls. Ho looked Inter, but couldn't sec her. Apparently she hud slipped below a bend In the 1>1]>L'. A rubber bull, lowered on a wire, slopped at the 07-foot murk. This Indicated the level at which Kalhy was caught, until- another bull was dropped and descended 100 feet before .stopping. Indicating shu had slipped to tlmt depth. National Defense Bill Gets Okay by House Committee By WlllUm F. Arboput WASHINGTON, April 9. (AP)—A ?1S,909,11C,800 mtliomil defunsc money bill wiis approved todny by the House Apin'opi'iiiUonH Commillce with a blunt statement Hint America must "prcpiiro for trouble and thereby seek Chairman Named For Fund Drive John Oill, 44, (above) former assistant cashier of Bank of Madison, ta beln^j sought on a federal war-ant charging him with making Madison, Wis. The compla'.nt was signed by his father, Njrniar P. Gill, president of the bank, who disclosed shortage of S150.09J "occasioned by acts" of his son. Ttie younger man has been irissing since March 21. (AP Wire- photo). M'Math Highway Plans Take Form Bond Program Test Ready for Filing In Pulaski Court Bad Accounts Bring Action ty Oil Dealers Oil dealers in Blytheville. representing the Mississippi County Oil Dealers Association, todny announced that they were clamping doo,n on "bad credit" customers. Action was taken last night at n meeting of the association at the Colonial Room of the Hntel Noble, cnllcd by president G. O Poeu. A list ot had accounts has i been submitted by each of the seven comimnies here, and will be combined for screening bo'oie oil Is (iolivo; ed. Mr. Poetz said today that a second meeting for compilation of other m.uevial on credit risks had becii culied lor next month. He indicated that various customers had secured credit from one dealer until refused, and that he then moved on to another denier for credit, until all had been "stung." and that an increase in this practice had spurred the dealers to action. Credit applications arc to be ncc- esMry brfoie credit is to be given, ami iliey must be 'secured through tiie office of Ihe company giving credit, and that credit would not be issued until application was satisfactorily completed. The dealers also discussed the j^fund on gasoline to be used for '.^•Icultural purposes, and pointed out that no refunds would be made before IQoO. Mr. Poe.z said that applications for refunds could be secured from any of the seven dealers or the revenue oflicc at the City Hall, and that permit numbers would be issued on a basis of Ihls application by |hc state. Those attending last night were' Bob Logan. Texas Company; Russell Farr, Jr.. and Russell Karr, Sr., Phillips 66: Toler Buchaniian. Allen Petroleum: S. E. Tune. Gulf Oil; Wade Jeffries. Cities Service; find Wynn Campbell, Lion Oil. Mr Poets represents Mobile Gas. The Kodiak bears, a species dls covered on Kodiak Island in 1895. Is thr largest living carnivorous land animal. LITTLE ROCK, April 9. W) — Governor McMath's highway bond program i.« now only two stops away from producing the first $7,000.000 of cash for road building..' As required by the McMath-sponsored act authorizing issuance of SV.'iOO.OCQ.of bonds annually over a foiu'-year period, ,the Arkansas Highway Commission yesterday certified that the first $7.000,000 would be nccessai-y this year. Monday the state Fiscal Control Hoard Is to meet the advertise for bids on the bonds and a suit testing legality of a bond issue Is to be filed Monday afternoon. If the Arkansas Supreme Court approves, the final step will be negotiation ot sale of the is.sue. The highway commission at a 10 1-2-hour session yesterday also: Co;r.|ileted programing ol $25,- COO.BOO of road construction this year; Confer With €ounty Judges Aw:i!(UJ contracts on 10 project on wtiic-i low bids were approximately $103.000 below highway de- paruucm cast estimates; Uelurrcti award of equipment contracts because of the large number of bit!:- received; and. Conferred with county judges on .•listributlon of the SI.000.030 of federal rn^ney for county matching projects. The Arkansas County Judges Association is lo consider this matter ami m; kc recommendations later. The projects programmed include a new type limited access road to tlie now Missis.sinpi River bridge at Mcmpim. Construction of a two- lane road with right-of-way available for fcur-lanes Is proposed. nir new route would by-pass West Memphis on highways 61 nn*l 63 and eventually would by-pas \V<.si Memphis on Highway 70. Contracts Awarded The commission also was told ov F. R. Oliver, Public Roads Administration engineer, and A. F,. Johnson. Arkansas highway departmen engineer, that construction on mail highways leading Into Little Rock will be necessary In the next fou years. Contracts awarded by the com mission yesterday included: K;k!>mo-Hughes road, Lee and SI Francis counties, 6.4 miles W. W. Keaton Little Rock, S333.053. Fifteen-Mile Bayou bridge, Crlt- tendcn County. Highway 79. Consolidated Construction Co., Memphis. S48.165. Clarkdale-W(.it road. Critlenden County 3.4 inlle-s gravel surface county road. Mississippi Valley Construction Company. Paragould. $22,476 Spring River bridge, Lawrence and Randolph counties, one con- orcle and steel bridge hi~bwa* 63 E. E. Barber, Foil Smith, $209,392. Baptists Study Bids on Church $275,550 Offer by Blytheville Firm Lowest Submitted Ben White and Sons of Blytheville, contractors, submitted the low bids for the construction for the sanctuary unit of the First Baptist Church yesterday when bids were opened by the church's building committee. Five contractors submitted bids. The Blytheville firm has offerer! to build a complete sanctuary unit at a cost of £275.550.28, and this bid Is 558,955.12 lower than the second low bid of Gerhardt Construction Company of Cape Girardeau. Mo. The highest ot the five bids was $366,120. It was submitted by Frank H. Lee & Co. of West Memphis. The other bids for the basic contract for a completed structure were Joyce-Wooten of Little Rock. $374,859.23: and Seth E. Giem of Memphis, 4347.648. Each of the bidders also submitted bids for construction of the foundation, walls and roof for the sanctuary unit to give the church n partly completed structure with the work to be completed under n second contract at a later time. Architects Meet With Commitlee Ben White and Sons also were low on this alternate bid and the figure was S193.430.55 with the next lowest bid 5226,216 by the Cape Glrar- deau firm. The other bids ranged higher up to $261.030 by the West Memphis contractor. Alvln Huffman. Jr.. is chairman of the church's building committee which received the bids. Architects A. N. McAninch and J. R. Mahnker both of' Little Rock, and U. S. Branson of Blytheville and Ivy Crawford, attorney for the church met with the committee nnrl the representatives of the five contractors. The Rev. E. C. Drown, pastor of the ctiurch. said this morning that the members of the building committee will make a detailed study of the bids anci meet again Tuesday afternoon in the pastor's office at 5 p.m. to hear tlie report of special committees and to prepare a recommendation to be presented to the membership of the church in a special business mcct- ng which has been cnllcd by the astor for 7:45 p.m. Wednesday of icxt week. The proposed sanctuary is to he erected immediately south ot the present sanctuary on Walnut Street -ind Ihe construction will not Inter- ere with the use of f'C present sanctuary. Later It Is planned to raze the old sanctuary and enlarge :hc educational building. Soybean Growers And Processors Plan Organization Soybean growers, buyers and processors from Mississippi County and surrounding areas will meet at the office of Keith Bilbrcy, county agent for North Mississippi County at 1 p.m. April 20. to discuss the possibility of establishing a soybean promotion group similar to that ot the National Cotton Council. Field representatives have contacted leaders in Soybean growing arens and a series of meeting to determine advisability of the organization are now being conducted. The meeting here will be con- :lucted by George Hnle of the Burdette Plantation, and is being arranged by Paul C. Hughes, field service director of the American Soybean Association of Hudson Iowa, Memorial Association Seeks Accurate Listing of All Heroes Tile Mississippi Comity Memorial Association today asked next ot kin of Mississippi County men who tiled v/hllo servInK during both World Wars to submit these men's immrs for inclusion on tlio nie- morinl to be erected over the grave of U. Eiigar II. Lloyd, congressional Medal ot Honor winner who is burled on the Court House lawn 230 Register For Meeting Of Educators By noon today 230 teachers had registe;<!d at the Mississippi County anirial teachers meeting at the Blytheville High School. W. T. Shockley from Blackwatcr, preslde.it ot the group, opened the t.iectliij at 10 a.m. after registration started at 9:30. The morning session was devoted to a business lession. and a review of the certl- licalion of teachers by Clifford 8. Blackburn, of the State Department of Education More than 100 teachers were scheduled l< attend the luncheon at the Hole. Noble a' noon, when the Rev. Harvey T. Kidd, pastor of the First piesbyterian Church spoke to t,,e teachers. Mrs. Harry W. Brad- Ity. Jr . violinist, was to be featured at the r.uon program. She was ac- compiuv.ed by Mrs. Rouse Harp, pianist. Election of officers, and an ad- d-ess ny Charles F Allen relative to leachnr rcti: cmcnt were scheduled lor th: i:fteri)oon. Mr. Allen Is executive secretary of the Teacher Rc- tireneni System hi Arkansas. Accused Slayer Of Marshal to Face Trial Here AAA Seeks Data On Field Crops Missco Leaders Return from 2-Day Jonesboro Meeting Representatives ot Ihe Mississippi County Triple-A office and county committee returned yesterday from a two-day district conference where stale oltlce representatives outlined increased Triple-A activities due to prospect crop and markctin controls Ralph Monroe, supervisor for this county, pointed out today tlmt tin. speakers at the conference, empha- slicd tlir. Idea tlmt history report. Walking Horses Sell at Auction At Fancy Prices Sadie Hawkins Skipper, a four- year-old ccstnut show mnrc, brought top price of S4.450 here yesterdny when she was sold at an auction of Tennessee walking horses held at the C. G. Smith Sale Barn on South Highway 61. Ben Howcll of Howcll Saddlery Co.. Memphis, purchased the mare from D. A. Skipper of Long view. Texas. Mr. Howell later resold the animal. A total of 113 horses was auctioned at an average jirice of $405.84 each. The sale, which ended last night, was attended by an cslimat- ed 1.000 persons which included buyers from 32 states and consignors from 18. Other top prices included S3.000 brought by Nita .Wilson, mare own- de by Florida Queen CiR.ir Co. of Qulncy. Fla.. and $1.500 from the snle of Ace's Lovely Rose of C. and S. Coal and Clny Co. of Zclicnople. Pa., by Cecil Shuttrinc of Sclma. Ala. The next sale is scheduled for June 3 and 4. A'^r^y'^^tcly 225 head arc lo be sold then. The murder trial of Leon Ogles ol Hecl'.-j on a chaise of venue from Clay County is scheduled to get ,'ndciw;i\ here Monday when the C.hlcka;nn-bn Division of Mississippi County Circuit Court reconvene 'or its second week. The conn recessed by Judge Cl.ancs w Light ol Paragould yesterday nflernoon until Monday after spending the day hearing mis- o.-meauoi cases apjx?aled from Mu- -vcipa! u'our' Ofiles is under indictment in con- i ection vilth IIv death June 25, 1948. ui Toi.i CJicen, who was town marshal or Hector. •on each of 31 croiis, which may be subject lo controls, should be com plcte and true since governmenta controls on any of the crops wouli affect the acreage of all olher crops Mr. Monroe also stated tlin county committees were asking a farmers to submit histories on Ih 31 crops from the period 1945 IB-IB and the Intended jilans fo 1849. He pointed out that submit tl.-.g Ihe histories was voluntary but tlmt farm payments to be bus ed on Ihe reports, naturally woul be made only to those furllLsllln the county committee with such histories. It was Indicated that the proposed histories of crops should be received by June, and the complla- llcn complete by June 30. Mr Monroe said that conference leaders had emphasized the idea that the Triple A would not. determine cotton or wheat allotments, and the fact that histories of crop acreage on individual farms were necessary in the event that marketing quoins or allotments were established In the future. Mr. Monroe, Riilfln Newsom. county commitlccman. and Ira D. Stofflc field assistant from Oscco- IA, represented Mississippi County at the meeting. Principal speakers included Nolan McGce, marketing specialist with the triple-A, E W. Copclaurl. public relations head of Ihe state office Hoyt W. Rowland, district supervisor and J. H. Gibson, assistant district supervisor. V/e other Arkansas forecast: Cloudy, scattered showers tonight and Sunday and In northwest portion this afternoon. Cooler In west and central j)ortlons Sunday afternoon. Missouri forecast: Showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, tonight and Sunday ending in west portion Sunday morning and in the easl portion by noon. Minimum this morning—51, Maximum yesterday— 70. Sunset today 6:28. Sunrise tomorrow—5:35. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m today—none. Total since Jan. 1—21.44. Mean temperature unldway be tween high and lowi —60.5. Normal mean for April—61, This, nale last Year Minimum this morning—44. Maximum yesterday—77. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this dat —18.43. BlythcYille-Jonesboro Star Route Bids Studied Mealed bids for star route scrvici betweer Blytheville and Jonc-sbort ere received until 6 p.m. last nigh by Postmaster Ross S. Stevens am then lorwardca to district prstofllc authorities In St. Louis for action. The bids are for a contract fo daily mr.il service between here an, Jonrsboro to replace service endc discontinuance of the "Bull Moose" run by the Frisco Railroad. Mr. Stevens said today that the oids were sent to District Superintendent Allen T. Lasatcr In St. Louis H probably will bo the middle of next week before an announcement U marie by Mr. Lasater, Mr. Stevens said. A drive for funds to complete onstrucllon ot Ihe memorial, hlch will honor all men and wo- len of Mississippi county who led In the two wars. Is scheduled gel underway Monday morning ul gol an early boost lodny irouilh receipt ol more tlnin $325 i advance cpnlrlbullons. Members of lliu memorial nssocla- lon at a meeting In the Legion lut last night decided lo Issue he call for names of Mississippi Jaunty war dead when It, was ound thnt tho War Department could not provide a complete list f these men. Nnnirs of Hpriren Sought Curtis J." Little, president of the association today asked the next or kin of these men provide the association with the following Information: name of the man, Ills rank, Ihe world war III which he died. Ihe theater of operations or hospital In which he died, nnd the name of the person supplying this Information. These namert will be carved In the stone memorial. Blank spaces will be left so Uml names received after Us completion can be added, Mr. Little suld. He also asked Uml the requested Information be printed or typed so thnt no errors In the names will result. The name sought l.s that given In the mnn's enlistment. Mr. Little snld. This information Is being nskcd not only of next of kin. but of nny- onc knowing n .serviceman who died In either wnr. Tills dntu should sent to Curtis J. Ultle. jircsldcnt, Mississippi County Memorial As- oclatlon, Inc., lie. snid. "We arc very anxious Id get this nformallon as soon ns possible, ns work on the monument has slnrt- d." Mr. Lllllc said. Of advance donations, $225 was received In donations of $25 or norc. These Included $100 from the American Legion. $50 from the 'armcrs Bank nnd Trust Company, and $25 each from the Daughters of American Colonists, the Veterans of ForelKii Wars, nnd the American Legion Auxiliary. Yarbru Contribute.'! Early Mr. Little snirt that names of ill donors, regardless o[ the amount contributed, will lie placed In a copper box and scaled In the base or the memorial. In addition to $225 In Inntc donations. $109.50 was received from Yarbro. the home of Lt. Lloyd. The contributions Included $10 each from R. C. Alien. Smith Johnson, and Cletus Biilli-y; and $5 ench from Bill Crawford, O. W Coppeduc. McKay Grocery Company, Jake Halstead. B. E. Frailer. Moldinger Service Klntlon. Leonard Johnson, Clyde tiunc-h. M. O. McRac, W A. Hollingsworth. John Hol- lli)i;sworlh. Sonny Dlllnhunty Russell Bunch, antl Jack Trlnnic. Other donations brouuht the community's lotnl lo $100.50. Hurry II. I,t-vltch Appointment ot Harry 11. Levltch, 1D28 Henri) Street, as general chalr- mnn of the 1049 United Jewish Appeal In Mississippi County was announced today, Tho goal on a, niitlon-wlde bnsls Is lo obtain $250,000.000 for mass settlement ot members of the race In Israel, overseas emlgrallon and relmlilll- laMon and refuges aid In the United Slates. +to nvnid it." The record postwar military budget, more than half a billion dollars higher than President Truman requested, finances the Army, Niivy mid Air Force, for the year starting July 1. Tho Air Force got the biggest tolul, while both the Army and Navy got less than Mr, Truman wanted for Ihem. Nowhere In tho llioiisantls ot printed pnges of leslltnony on which the bill \vns bnscd was there nny CSllon Ihitl the United States is on the verge ot war, but top military leaders n|{recd that some unpredictable cvenl might suddenly start a conflict at any time. Tlmt brought tills comment from Rep. Mahon (13-Tcx), chairman of Ihe subcommittee that drafted the bill nnd conducted llio long hearings: "I'hcrn seems to bo no road for lo follow except the road of anxiety and sncrlflco. Wo have no o'.hcr courso open to m with iso nnny ominous signs on the horizon of our world, 'We would be faithless to our trust If we failed to prepare for trouble and (hereby seek to avoid it, If war conies soon, wo are appropriating too little, it we have miscalculated tho dangers, If the threat of war U just a deceptive mirage on tho horl/.on, we are appropriating too much." Gen. Omnr N. Bradley, nrmy chief of staff, told tho committee he does not anticipate war within the yenr ending Juno "M, 1050, and added without elaboration. "Ln.it year I was more worried than I am at Ihc present time." The total In the bill compares with $10,454,417,413 cash voted by Congress Inst year when each service was financed separately. It I* $52,030,100 In cash and $577,765,000 In contract authority more than President Truman requested. It provides for n military force Serving with Mr. Levllch In tho i 0( 4 143 100 omccra , U d 'iftqn-cjlvl- Mississippi County cnronolmi will I -.,„,, " Al „ K , ov! rrfjlars, l.O""''*" "' chairman; William Borowskl of Mniilin, second vlco chairman; Walter 8. Itoscnthal, solicitations chnlrmiin; Sicgberl Jlcdol, collections chairman; Dr. Alfred Visu, secretary; L. K. Hnrwag of Osceola, tn-nsiircr; nnd Mrs. Morris Zellner, chairman of the women's division. Funds obtained In the 11140 cnm- palgn will bo used, Mr. Levltch said, lo assist In moving displaced persons from camps In Europe before Ihc end of the year; lo move al least 250,000 Jewish refugees from Kuropc and North Africa lo Israel; lo launch a housing program In Israel to develop the NCRCV desert area of Israel and the establishment ot settlements In the Jerusalem corridor anil in Galilee. lo care for other Jews lu North Alrlca and Ihc Near Kn.st. "All ol these objectives can be achieved by tho United Jewish Appeal," Mr. Levllch believes, "If the American Jewish Community meets its responsibilities, More than $503,000 luis been raised during the past 10 years by Ihc agency to lie used In the rc-bnlldlng of lives shattered by the Nazi regime." reserves. 2,109,300. Of tho regulars, the Army will havo 017.000. the Navy 527,300 Including 85,700 marines, and the Air Force 440,000. Vote for Aid Bill WASHINGTON April !). l/1'i — r,, nat rs J W. Fulbrii:ht and Jnhn L. McClellan of Arkansas both voted with t,i-r Scnal/? majoritv yesterday or paviHRC of the 55,580,00 Euro:car <H-J bill . $100 Bond Forfeited By Osceo/er Motorist GeorRC Isbell of Osccola yesterday forfeited a $100 bond In Municipal Court here when he failed to appear to answer charges of driving V le under the influence of llr,uor, He was arrested here last montl' by Slate Police nnd his case was continued until yesterday. Officers said it was his third arrest on this charge. In court this morning. L. W McCormlck forfeited a $30.25 hone on a rearer of improper use of vehicle license. New Am T flc T .. Am. Tobacco Anaconda Both Steel Chrysler Scars, Roebuck G n. F,lec Gen. Motors Int. Harvester' Mont. Ward N. Y. Central National Distilleries J. C. Penney Radio Republic Stl Socony-Vacuum Std, Oil N. J Southern Pacific .. .Trvns Co lU. S. Sleel Quotations) US 3-4 6S 1-8 30 3-8 52 1-4 38 1-4 31 5-8 58 3-4 24 50 12 18 1-4 4fi 3-4 12 3-4 2.1 3-4 16 1-2 69 1-4 « 5J 1-4 72 7-8 Cotton Carnival Goodw!Hers to Visit Blytheville The Memphis Cotton carnival's nnmnl Oixid Will Tour through Arkansas nnd Southeast Missouri will spend '10 minutes in Blytheville April 18. The group Is scheduled to arrive In Blylticvillc at 5:05 p.m. and leave for Southeast Missouri points at 5:«. A .Junior f;ii:imbrr of Commerce committee will handle arrangements for (he tour's appearances here. I.orntion for the lotir's ap- prrininro has not yet been selected Members of the Cotton Carnival's Royal court nnd officials ot the spnnsnrlncr Colton Carnival Association will make up the good will tour personnel. Tile dclrRntlon of approximately 3:"> business nnd professional m of Memphis will be traveling In s;x-clnl G v eyhound bus and accompanied l>> two sound trucks. Amonp Ihe Goonwillcrs will b< the queen of the carnival. Mis, Mini! P.irkcr. Also present will be Miss Kntlierlnc Wright, the 194 alternate male! of cotton, of Pas cnnouln. Miss. She is l>clnK excusei from her classes at the TJnlvcrsit of Mississippi to take part In th lours, Also expected to be present McKay Van Vleet, president of th 1910 Cotton Carnival Association. In short talks, the visitors will relate highlights of this year's Carnival, which will include four colorful parades nnd a week of fun and pageantry. Twin-Moforeo* Plane Crashes Near Magnolia MAGNOLIA, Ark., April 9 (/F) — A twin engine Air Forces plane crashed and exploded seven miles east of Magnolia this morning. The number of occupants of the craft was not known Immediately but nt least one body was removed from the wreckage. 3 Powers Agree On German Plans Move to Create Republic May Speed Program for Peace WASHINGTON, April 0—</n— Officials expressed hope today that a new three-power agreement on Germany, bringing the Western nations Into closer unity than ever before, may Improve chances for an eventual settlement with Russia. The agreement announced yes- tcrdny will result tn the merger of the American, British and French zones of occupation in Western ermany. with the promise that illltary control—not military occu- ntlon—will be dropped as soon as he Germans set up their own "fed- rnl republic." The next move Is up to Russia, vhlch occupies Eastern Germany, British and French leaders, who lave recently emphasized their irowins hopes for world peace, ev- denlly share the American view hat the German agreement is a constructive step In that direction. Termed Forward Step Chairman Tydlngs (D-Mdl of the Senate Armed Services Committee took the same attitude. He called It forward step" toward settling tiie dispute with Russia over the Derlln situation. Other senators saw the plan a chance to cut- U.S. expenses abroad. The agreement, announced yesterday by Secretary of State Achcs- on and Foreign Ministers Bcvln and Schmnan, climaxed a ten-day period of diplomatic activity probably unprecedented in Washington history. Besides breaking the long disagreement over the former cncniy country, those ten days brought the signing of the Atlantic pact—which President Truman plans to send to the Senate for ratification early next week—followed by requests from eight member nations for American arms and dollars under the treaty. German Leaders Respond BONN, Germany, Apri! 9—W>— German leaders were called upon today to form a West German federal government quickly or "face catastrophe." The appeal for quick action, was made by Dr. Konrad Adenauer, president of the assembly drafting a constitution here. "Failure to reach agreement would be a fiasco for the democratic Idea 1r> Germany." Adenauer told a news conference. "If unity is not achieved it will be a catastrophe for us all." The West German political parties have been squabbling over small differences for months and this has held up the formation of a govern- mtnU