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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF MORTKKA*T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 18 Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13,1949 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE. CENTS 3ank Promotes E. M. Regenold To Presidency Vacancy Caused by S. H. Williams' Death Filled by Directors Directors of the First National Bank ot Blytheville In a meeting yesterday elected E. M. Regenold of Armorel president to fill the vacancy caused by the death March 13 in Kansas City of Sam H. Williams. Mr. Regenold will be the active president of the bank as was Mr. Williams, it was stated by the directors following their meeting. The new president of the bank has been vice president since 1944, and a director since 1941. A native of Memphis, he has been connected with the Lee Wilson Company since 1925 and manager of the company's holdings at Armorel for the past 14 .i'ean. He also has extensive busl- f^fss and land interests of his own. - - A. B. Reese is executive vice president ol the bank and Jack C. Owen is cashier. Directors In addition to Mr. Regenold include Charles Rose, J. M. Stevens. David M. Barton, County 'Judge Roland Green and H. H. Houchlns. Mr. Regenold is a director of the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Lions Club, a director of the Blytheville Country Club and a steward In the First Methodist Church, and active In other civic and social affairs. McMoth Suggests ! States Show More Initiative INDIANOLA, Miss., April 13. <fl>) — Gov. eld McMath of Arkansas believes states would be unworried by federal controls If they assumed their rightful responsibilities. He addressed Mlssisslplans last night ;>t the Indianola American Legion Post. McMath expressed concern for the trend to centralize authority in Washington and then added: "When the states give their oitl ztns what they have a right to expect, then the threat ot federal control will cease.' The Arkansas governor said he had b^en identified with Truman Democrats and tile "Thurmond (state's rights) Democrats." he said ' e was for either s that Would return government the people. Two-State Accident Sends Seven to Hospitals And Involves Fjve Cars, Tractor and Wrecker A freak triple accident near the Arkansas-Missouri state line last night rwulUd In damage ranting from light to heavy to five cars and sent seven perions to hospitals here. The series of accidents began when a car driven by a Steele, Mo., man, who officers and members of his family said may have been under the influence of a drug used to treat a heart condition, »lde»wiped another car In Arkansas and continued into Missouri where the other wrecks occurred. These involved a head-on crashf _ _— , and then a collision that occurred But e to Playground Sites Deeded To Blytheville Deeds were on file todny in the circuit clerk's office for the purchase ot three playground sites by the Park Commission for a total of $10500. .^ A »12,000 appropriation from the 'j%ity's general revenue funds for purchase of the sites was approved by the City Council March 31 and later the funds were turned over lo the Pnrk Commission. Two of the sites were acquired In cash transaction and the third was purchased on the installment plan. Two end one-half acres east of the J. W. Maloney home on Clear Lake Hoad along the old JLC and E Railroad were purchased for 42,603 from Mr Maloney. A one-acre site on the southwest corner of the Intersection of Chickasawba Avenue and Division Street was purchased from Jesse Horner for $7.000. A $1,000 down payment was made on a two-acre site on Walnut between First and Franklin Streets that U being purchased from Torn A. Ijctle, Sr., for $15,000. Another $1,000 .payment is to be made Jan. 1. I960 and the final payment of $13.000 is to be paid at the end of next year. Two other sites have been donated to the city. These include two acres at the South end of Second Street given by E. O. Fulgham for use as a Negro playground and a two and one-half acre site in the David Acres Subdivision in Southwest Blytheville, which was donated by E. B. David. The complete playground program is expected to cost $22.500, with the remainder of the funds to appropriated later by the City Russian Offer Not Confirmed Diplomat in London Says Soviets Seek Big Four Conference LONDON, April 13. (/P)—A diplomatic informant said today Russia has recently renewed her offer to lift the Berlin blockade if Big Four talks on Germany are resumed. Such an offer, however, would not materially affect the Berlin situation, since the allies have insisted all along that the blockade must bs lifted first before any Big Four talks on Germany. The Russians have insisted on calling the four-power conference first. The informant, a specialist in German affairs, declined to be identified, even by nationality. He did not say where the newest approach was made, but presumably it was in Berlin. The iniormant sain that the Russiaiis have had feelers out for the last six weeks or so about possible negotiation with the West over the German question. He said one such approach was made by the Poles who asked the Western powers how they would react to endlue Ihe blockade under certain conditions, which the Informant did not detail. In Berlin Lt. Ool. Hubert Meller, first secretary of embassy for the Polish military mission, said the report that the Poles .had made such an approach was "absolutely without basis." Blockade Nearly Year Old Russia imposed the Berlin blockade lasl June. Whether there was anything new added to the Russian approach the informant did not say. The last four-power foreign when a Blylhevllte Negro drove his car Into the wrecker culled to remove a car damaged In the second smash-up. Several Sent to Hospital! W. E. Kennedy, 88, Rt. 1, Steele, was driver of the car involved in Ihe first two wrecks, Missouri State Policeman H. F. Wlckhnm of Hnytl. said today. Mr. Kennedy Is In Bly- IlieviUc Hospital in ".satisfactory" condition. Extent of his injuries has not been determined pending x-ray examination, hospital attendants snid. In Walls Hospital were live others, none in serious condition, accord- Ing to attendants there. These persons, and their injuries as reported by Officer Wickham. are: Allen Lavernc Stewart, 30, of Cai>e Ciirardeau. Mo., driver of one car; cuts and bruises about the hetul and face Mrs. Maxine Stewart, 29, hlb wife; cuts, bruises and possible rib fracture. Four In One Car Mrs. Lucille Heath, 48, of Cape Girardenu, wife of George R. Heath driver of one of the cars; cuts am bruises about head and face, broken nose, possible rib fracture. Miss Helen Heath, 18, their daugh- er; rendered seml-nnconscloua apparently by blow on head. Everjll Buford Milllgnn, 18, Ben- kn, Mo.; fractured left ankle and jral'i concussion. All were riding In the 1948 Plymouth coach driven by Mr. Heath, who was not injured. Charles Reaves, wrecker driver for Poole Motor Co. In Steele, received numerous head nnd face cuts. He v;as treated at Walix Hospital here nnd dismissed. Officer Wlckham gave Ihe following account of the series of plleups: Mr. Kennedy, driving a 1042 Dc- Soto urclan north on Highway Gl :,!deswi|»d a 194T Ford tudor driven by W. L Burks of Rt. 2, Ohithis, Tenn., on this side of the state line. Mr. Kennedy, believed dazed by the effect <-f a drug lit had been given for hoiit and asthma conditions kept dnving. Tractor Involved, Too One-half mile across the state line, Mr. Kennedy passed a tractor driven north K>lser, Ark, by Arvel Bryant of Willie passing, the Kennedy car collided head-on with he car driven by Mr. Heath. While U\e Jeep wrecker was pre- pnring to tow tlie Kennedy car way, a 1634 DfSoto driven southward by Ed Tramble, 70, Blytheville Negro, collided with It, Mr. Heaves the wrecker operator, was standing at the rear of his chicle nnd was hit by the Trnmblo car. He wns thrown head-first Into the Kennedy car. Tramble told the officer he was confused by nil Iho headlights on his side of tho hlgh~ y.ay. Trambl* said he slowed to bc- Ucen in nnd 12 miles an hour but did not slop. The ".ccldent occurred about 6:10 Inst uignl. Office.- Wlckham said two of Mr. Kennedy's daughters, who arrived after the collisions to tnko their father home, told him of tho treatment hr had been undergoing for the heart and asthma condition. They started to take him home but too* him to the hospital Instead when ha became 111, Officer Wlck- l:am reported. Jif. appro Council. Addition of Two Officers to Police Force Announced Chief of Police John Foster today announced that Louis Lendennie and George Ford. Jr., have been addcA to the police force. Mr. Lrndcnnie was employed as a patrolman and Mr. Ford as a desk sergeant. M~r Lenriennie is a former policeman horc, with a record of nearly six years service as an officer. He nbo is a former member uf the Air Hn.?c Fit*. 1 Department. A vett-van of World War II. Mr. Ford was recently commissioned as a second lieutenant in Company M, 153rd Infantry. Blythcvlllc's National Guard unit. Chief Foster also announced that five policemen currently employed by the city will remain on the force. They arc Elberl Alloy. B. L. Vast- | July binder. Arthur Fields. Fred Hodge | Oct. ;md Herman Lane.. Oilier officers are scheduled to be added to the for-- . Chief Foster ministers' meeting—m London early in 1JH8—broke down mainly on the question of German reparations. Recently, Prime Minister Stalin linked the Soviet blockade of Berlin with Western power moves for a separate government for Western Germany: The West already has announced an occupation statute—a substitute peace treaty—for Western Germany to permit it to adopt a constitution. Western agreement on this and the signing by Western nations of the Atlantic security pact may be factors in a softening Russian attitude. Such a reported Russian approach may have been the explanation for recent high-speed diplomacy in Washington leading to Western settlement of long-standing ctiffertnes over Germany. Sucn agreement would likely strengthen Western hands In negotiations with Russia ever Germany. lias I-card No Offers FRANKFURT, Germany, April 13. OTi— A VS. State Department official here said today he had heard "nothing about any new Russian offers to lift the Berlin blockade." The military governors of the British nnd American zones are Pride, Gateway Replat is Asked Assessor Petitions County Court for Correct Descriptions County Assessor Herbert Shippen of Osccola yesterday filed In County Court a petition asking a replat of Pride nnd Gateway Subdivisions to facilitate the proper designation of lots and blocks on county books. Filing of the petition was part of a move by citizens of the subdivisions who nre seeking to set up a sewer improvement district. Because assessments- of property In the areas was too small to permit establishment of the district, the replat Is being sought to ndd property to the tax books and Increase the valuation. . Much of this area is not now on the tax books because, as Mr. Shippen's petition stated, it is Impossible to properly describe the property as it has been reduced to small and Irregular subdivisions. Actually work on the replat has been underway for a month. The petition, which is to be presented to Judge Roland Green In County Court Monday, and the court order sought' to authorize the replat will result in its being entered on county records as a legal plat. May Double Total Valuations Replatting of these subdivisions is expected to Increase the present valuation from about $24,000 to between $50,000 and S60.000. The present valuation is too low to permit financing a sewer district under the present statutory requirement that cost of the district must not exceed 40 per cent of its property valuation. The petition filed yesterday asks that the county surveyor to replnt the area to show size and position of the lots and designates them by consecutive numbers. Tlie Mississippi County Abstract Co. has worked up title ownership data and with the assistance of C. G. Redman, secretary of Drainage District 17, has prepared rough draft of the replat. Ben Shanks is county surveyor and will be assisted by Jerry Cohen, surveyor for the improvement district project. Present yesterday at the meeting Moon Makes Astronomical History But Rain Clouds Hide Performances The moon made astronomical history last night but residents or Blytheville and some other sections of the state were unable to witness the sky show because of clouds which were putting on a show ol their own and drenching some areas. + But In New York and other parts of the nation where the skies were clear the astronomers had a field dny as the moon traveled for an hour in the shadow ot the earth and gave scientists a chance to view the fiist "black eclipse" In more than 100 years. According to the Associated Press, the event also chalked up another 20th-century milestone—the advent of drawingroom sky-gazing. The solar spectacle was piper into thousands ol homes via television. Coal Company Cashier Held As Embezzler meeting here in a monthly conference with their advisers. Bruce Lockling, a deputy politi- LI advifer to Gen. Lucius D. Clay, said: "I have heard nothing new. Tlie United fciates position has always brcn that we are willing to discuss German U.vics, if the blockade is lifted." _ Fuur offltci'.s left the force last ^isht with the change in administrations. he said. These are Lee Powell. Ed Downs. Arthur Book and Turner Kissoll. Ar.'ronsons Support ECA WASHINGTON, April 13. OPi— (Ml seven Arkansas representatives -oci yesterday with the House i .jovity in voting lo continue the i-:mopi';in recovery program. July (F.O.B. Chicago) Open High l/w Close •:ia ; . uao'i 'jis 220-220<i ' 10'.s 211'i <b New York Cotton NEW YORK April 12—1:30 P.m. quotations: Open High Low Lost Mar. (1930) . 2854 2856 2846 2851 May 3269 3286 3266 3281 ... 3194 3197 3186 3196 .. 2897 2897 2883 2812 ... 2870 2871 2851 2867 when the petition was filed were Mr. Shippen, Assistant County Assessor T. R. Ivy, Mr. Shanks, Oscar Fendler, attorney for the project and C. S. Baggett, O. W. Coppedge nnd Leslie Moore, prospective sewer district commissioners. It appeared on screens in bars nnd taverns too ,and touched off gripes by those who preferred their customary boxing and wrestling programs Building Tops lammed "It ain't proper," said one Time* Square bar patron. "If anyb^Jy wants to see the moon, he ought to go outdoors." That's what many did. The top of Empire State Building wa." jammed as the moon slid into the shadow of Ihe earth, and gradually liecnme invisible. Others stood in the streets and on dcoisteps t° watch the show. Tlie phenomenon could be seen on half the earth's surface—where- ever it was night at the time It occurred. Authorities at Kayden Planetarium said that, M viewed in New York, the moon was completclj blacked out, whereas in a norma] full eclipse it shines with a dull red glow. The last time a "black eclipse' took place was In 1844, the planetarium said. There have been several fuli eclipses of the moon since then, the last one in 1945, but none of them black. In a normal eclipse, the earth is squarely between the moon and the sun. Em while the moon Is In a shadow, It retains n dull glow from sun rays that bounce from the earth's atmosphere, the planetarium suiri. Termed "Blark" Eclipse In a "black eclipse," the planetarium added,' an unusual cloud surrounding part of the surface prevents the re- rays from reaching the thus obliterating It from MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 13. W) Curly-haired David Prager told po- Ice he embezzled thousands of dollars u> support two wives and a pair of basketball teams. Chief of Detectives M. A. Hinds said the dark, husky cashier of a Memphla coal company described his activities to police In a statement yesterday. Prager was arrested ui, an embezzlement warrant p Mond»,v us he^ plane fnm !. \ Angti**. ;. 'ij 1 '' ' 29-year-old sports fan had his wives separted, Hinds saluVcne hi Los Angeles and the other In Mempnls. Both basketball teams he sponsored i^ere made up of Memphis amateurs. J PragT said he had taken $18,00 from the Hunt-Berlin Coal Company belore he left town Into last month A company audit, however, placed the figure at $27,702. Hinds gave this account of the Prn?er. who began working at the COA! company In February, 1048, made i, saJnry of $200 a month. He has been married to his Memphis wife two and a half years. They have a year-old son. Jerry. Last January he married again, in Hcrnbiido. Miss., and took his k'ife, Mrs. Anita Coburn Prager, to Los Angeles to live. He adopted a plan of spending his week-ends In Los Angeles and he remainder of his time in Mem- ihls. Meanwhile, he feted the two jaskctball teams IA Memphis hotels, took them on road trips, and gave hem presents when they won tam"s. Befnre he left home lost month he told his Memphis wife, Mrs Annie [-ragcr, about his financial affairs nnd told her lo notify his mployr.r Police were waiting him whrn he returned. I Dec. New York (1:30 P.M. Quotations) Am. T & T 145 1-2 Am. Tobacco 663-8 Anaconda 30 1-8 Beth Steel 30 5-8 Chrysler 507-8 John Deere 341-4 Gen. Electric 311-2 Gen. Motors 50 Int. Harvester 24 1-8 Montgomery Ward 53 National D'lstlllers 19 1-8 Lockheed 21 1-2 J. C Penney 46 5-8 R.idio 12 7-8 Republic Steel 231-2 Socony-Vacuum 16 1-2 Standard Oil N. J. ' 71 Sears, Roebuck ', 38 Texas Co 541-8 ,t>. S Steel 73 1-8,™, n Southern Pacific 42 3-» I lire FFA, Homemakers Of Leachville Entertain Parents Approximately 170 Farmers. Future Homemakers of America and their parents attended the annual banquet at the LeachvlHc High School Gym last night. Keith J. Bilbrey, North Mississippi County extension agent, spoke to the group on the subject of making the most of opportunities. Group singing was led by Mrs. James E. Humphreys. Mr. Humphreys Is sponsor of the F.'ture Farmers of America. A model farm was set up as a part of the decoration theme, with bales of hay arranged about the room for a farm setting for the banquet. blanket earth's fracted moon, view. The sky in the New York area was clear ns the earth's shadow touched the moon nt 9:28 p.m. (EST). and darkened It at 10:28 p.m. (EST). The moon began to en-.erge at 11:54 p.m. . The National Broadcasting Company's east coast television network carried pictures of the event from cameras set up on the roof of the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Trc television cameras were focused through powerful telescopes. Television station WPIX in New 'i'ork also carried the sky show ivsing telescopic equipment of the Hayden Planetarium. For anybody living on the moon the show would have been n spec tacular one, with or without television sets. For them, the earth would have been a black ball, with shimmering corona—cau s ed by the sun's rays—around its periphery. Tanker and Freighter Collide in Heavy Fog MARCUS HOOK. Pa.. April 13. M 1 '—A tanker and a freighter collided in heavy fog in the Delaware Bay early today. Fire burned fiercely aboard the ships .or five hours before being brought under control. There were no casualties. Tlie ships thnt rammed into each ither -,vere the 13.00C-ton oil tanker Pennsylvania Sun nnd the American Attorney, a 7,607-ton freighter The Sun Oil Company, owners of the oil tnnkcr. reported the crash took place about a.m. and the wu under oontrol «t 6 HA. House Members Wrangle Over Military Funds , Appropriation Bill Causes Arguments Over Navy, Air Force l!y William V, Arlwjtnsl WASHINGTON, April 13. Will! a Navy vs. Air Force bnltlo over money, Rep. Cnnnon (D-Mo) shouted to the House today thai Air Force bombers—not nnvy pintles— would deliver the ntom bomb to Moscow If war comes, Whnl the United Stntes must do, Cannon snld. Is equl'i other nn- llons for ground force fighting while building ulr power capable of deal- Ing n knock out blow lo vny aggressor within three weeks. Cnnnon is chairman of the appropriations committee. He was defending Us proposed appropriation for the Nnvy against nn nttnck by Hep. Vlnson (D-Cln). Vluson sought to add $300.000,000 for Ihe Nnvy to n record, peacetime $16.000,000,000 Anny-Nnvy-Atr Force bill drnwn up by Cannon's committee. Backers of tt blgge." nnvnl nvlnllon force wnnt to give the nnvy more wings. They Include such Influential members ns Chnlrnum Vlnson 11)Ga) of the Armed Services Committee, nnd Heps. Sikes (D-Fln), Sheppard <D-Cnlif) and Short <R- Mo). Showdown Vote Due Today In advance of a showdown vole late today, they claimed enough support to raise the Navy's slmrc of the big bill to at least $5,318.87:1,000, or $300,000,000 more than the appropriations committee hns npprov- ed. The extra money, In the form of contract authorization, would permit the Nnvy to acquire 1,301 new planes during the next fiscal year beginning July 1 Instead of tho 843 provided by tho committee, Vlnson said. While the appropriations committee made no cut In Budget Bureau cstlmalcs for naval aviation for tl\o 12 months, Vlnson told newsmen the effect of the committee action would ho to have 5.05B Nnvy plnnes nt the end of 1055 In- sleud of the 8,10(1 contemplated. Rep. Short, top Republican member of the Armed Services Committee, accused the appropriation wroup of saving, "cut the t< •' t., o it of Naval nvl;ulun." There, were no moves-In slgnt to make other major alterations In the bill. Rujih Toward Reces* The bill's nctunl total of $115.800,• •••-.- «if!30.;tol,000 In .o rest Is ash. Before Inking up the defense bill, louse lenders arranged for swift assage of a $595,890,000 supplcmcn- nl appropriation to the Veterans' administration for additional vet- Tans' benefits during the next hree months. Another big money measure nlno on today's House docket but here wns no certainty thnt It would X reached. It Is a $7.570,8811,231 bill innnclng the Veterans Admlniatrn- lon, the Atomic Energy Commis- ilon nnd 20 oilier ngcnclcs for the 'Iscal year beginning July 1. Its mssnge Is the onl;; thing between he House nnd nn Easter recess end- ng on April 25. Red Cross Board Discusses Lag in Annual Roll Call Member/! of the executive board of tho Chlcknsawbn District Chapter of the American Red Cross announced todny, after their meeting lust night, that tli« lagging fund campaign could b« aided materially by those not previously contacted, mailing their contributions to tin offlco. The Idea was expressed that tho difference In the $13,743 quota nnd the $0,081.10 collected VIM due to the fact that many of the people hud not been vouched through personal solicitation, George M. Lee, chairman of tho hnpter, snld thnt since nil the work- era werp volunteer workers nnd rte- prtvlnp" their own businesses nnd homos during Iho tlmo they worked on the drive, It was often Impossible for nils lo be mndo repeatedly wliei the pm.sjx'cllvc contributor was no reached nt first. Luto rcpnrt.s showed nn nddlllona $50 contributed by tho Induslrln section, will) .solicitation directed by Herman Carlton; $3 for Ward III with Mrs. Bui RiiL'kley In chargi of collections; and $66 from Huff man community, with W, E. Hagai In chnrpc of solicitations. All wcr only partial reiwrUi. Those attending the board meet Ing Inst night Included W. P. Pryor clmlrmiin for solicitations In Bly Uiovllle; Mr. Lee, Mrs. Floyd Hnrnl son, cexcntivc secretary otthcchnp Icr office. O. E. Kniulson, Slcgrxn Jlcdcl, R. A. Porter, I. L. Ounn Mrs. William R. Drown of Mnnll; Mrs. O Modlnger, Mr. Hagnn an E. R. MnBon. for Dock Workers' Strike Paralyzes London Port LONDON, April 13. (/F>—The great Port of London wns nil but paralysed for the third (lay today by a dockers' strike. The National Dock Labor Board calling tho walkout "Communist exploited," s '' 15.021 men nnd ships have been made idle. It said '•^ported food for rationed Britain lay in the holds of many of the ships. Whitehall sources .-.aid the government may act lo safeguard the food. The l-bor government used troops to unload food ships In the last big London dock strike about a year ago. The strike started -csterday in protest against the release of 33 dock workers on grounds they were too old or ill to work. The dockers section of the transport nnd gen- ral workers union, which has disapproved the strike, distributed pamphlets asserting 27 of those released were 60 or older, three them more than 80 years of age. Bonk Cell Issued WASHINGTON. April 13. (/T) — The comptroller of the currency today issued a call for a statement ot the condition of all national banks nt the close of business April 11. LITTLE ROCK, April 13. W) — State banks In Arkansas today were ordered to report their financial condition ns of April 11. Arkansas Bank Commissioner S. J. Dcnn said the call lor the reports WiS in line with an order Issued by 'hi lederal comptroller to all national banks. Dean said the reports from the 174 sisle hanks probably would be I compiled in about 30 <U>». Trial on Enticement Of Minor Charge Begins Trial of Ormond Olson on a chargi of enticing a minor to leave he parents got underway today In Chi ckasawba District of Mississippi County Circuit Court here. A jury was selected this mornlni and five witnesses gave testimony Including the girl, her lothcr, ar resting officers and a physician. Ormond is charged with cnttclm the girl to go to Missouri. He i charged with meeting her later. Percy A. Wright Is counsel for In defense. The state i* represented b Prosecuting Atomey H. o. Partlow nnd Deputy Prosecutor A. S. H»r riaon. Legion to Obtain Sponsors for 16 to Go to Boys State Dud Cnson Post 24 of The American I/j>;ion deckled nt Its weekly meeting In the HnL Inst night to iccepl the full rjuotn of 16 boys al- olcd I*, for the 1949 Boys State session. The post will sixmsor one boy nnd f!nd sponsors among Blytheville civic grnups for tho others. Boys State, sponsored annually by tho Arkansas American Legion Department, v/lll be held this year at Camp Robinson from May 28 through June 4. Several Legionnaires are planning attend the mnss Initiation of 1.000 n r :W members tnlo Memphis Post No 1 in tlie Memphis rmmfcl- r al auditor him tonight. The post here wp.s Invited last night to attend t.r.R ceremony. Preceding the business .session last nijht, Jimmy Lowe, third place winner in the stnle oratory contest sponsored by The American Legion, ipoke f n "Our Living Constitution." This WF.S the topic he used In the contest Quests flt the meeting were his falner, J. Cecil Unve, and his grandfather. M. T. Moon. Hoffman Expects To Cut EGA Cost House-Senate Bills To Be Reconciled To Get Final Figure WASHINGTON, April 13. (/P) — Paul G. Hoffman siild today it Is "entirely possible" that the cost of the new foreign nld program cnn be cut below the *5,580,000.000 asked by the administration. The savings may coiuo from drops hi tho prices of goods shipped abroad with economic cooperation administration money, tlie Marahall plan chif) r .. r tQld a ncw> f,onferei;c*. lie n'dded iVa statement: J "If such savings, or any snvlnga, can be effected without Imperil- ling Iho present momentum of recovery, they will be welcomed by EGA. "Certain price changes were anticipated but It Is entirely possible that a recalculation might disclose .savings that can be made as a result of further changes In price.' Senate find House passage of bills to kocu the recovery program go- Ing for the next 15 months was ac- cliilmcd by Hoffman as "highly gratifying." The Senate authorized the »5.580,000.000 risked by EGA. The House figure is J200.000.000 smaller. Both House nnd Senate leaders were confident, however, that the difference cnn be Ironed out quickly Hoffman termed the notion ol Congress "nn eminently practical message of good will going out to <i troubled worlrt at n. most propitious time." He referred to the fact that "this Is Holy Week and Easter Li Just ahead." "I can think or no better Easter message thnt would be sent to Europe than the news that Congrcs- has approved the Euroirenn recovery program," Hoffman added. Hoffman said ECA rs not making the mistake of "confusing author Iznlions with appropriations." 'Wo know thnt "• Is the respon slblllty of the appropriations com minces to make the most sonrchln; Inquiry of our proposed program, he said. Hoffman's statement came as : Senate-House committee stnrtei work on compromising the differ cnces In the authorization bills. lenderson Bids or Harmony to Build Better City Citizens' Committee Arranges Details of Inaugural Ceremonies In n forma) ceremony in a ourtroom packed with well- vishers, tho city administra- ion changed bands at City lull last night as Mayor Doyle Henderson and four icw aldermen officially took ver their municipal posts. Mayor Henderson answered (h- applause of Hie largest crowd to attend a council meeting in several jwars by urging that "we work together, think together and act together to make a belter BlyllievHlc." lu a brief sp.sslon o? tho new council, Muyor Henderson: Announced Ihut some replacements will 1« mndo In the police dcpiu'ttncnt and other municipal Jobs, Said thnt other nppolntmenLs not ftlrcnrty nnmninced will be mada Inter luc)ii(!li>K those Involving jobs at tho nlr 3nld that ho will name council committees within the next few days. Called a council meeting lor next Tuesday night. Offored a resolution, adopted by tho council, which accepted dedl- cat!oi\ ot streets In the newly-developed David Acres subdivision In Southwest DytUcvllle. At the close or the meeting, J. Wilson Henry and Leslie Moore "cast lots" according to state law decide which would represent IB now Fourth Ward for the full derinnnlo term, with Mr. Moore ccolvliiB the two-year terra. Mr. !cnry will nerve for one year, until tc next general municipal elec- on. Oaths Administered Monday Muyor Henderson and the new Iclcrmen took their oaths of office Monday In accordance with a state aw requiring newly-elected city of- Iclals to be sworn In on the first Monday following their election. • Other newly-elected aldermen who took over their Jo>t last night ncluded Jlmmle Sa : .iaeVs;,W!ird'i; W. O. Gates, Ward II; »nd It'O. fash, Wnrd III, City Treasurer Samuel F. NorrLs, who was re-elected also took office. The new mayor also announced he- appointment of John Poster as 3hlof of police and re-appointment if Roy Head as lire ohlef.'This i» Wr. Hond's 21th year of service with he fire department and his 24th dr as chief. In announcing that replacements will be mails in certain municipal obs, Mr. Henderson asked that the See INAUGURAL on T je 5 Four Killed, 32 Injured As Storms Hit Georgia • MANCHESTER. Qa.. April 13. (yp>—Four persons, all Negroes, were killed and 32 injured last night whe:i powerful windstorms exploded chaln-fnshlon across Georgia. Property damage wai. high. Manchester, Zebulon and Griffin, In vcsl centra 1 Georgia, were hit by tornadlc winds. A pint-sized tornado rut through a rural area In Walker County in extreme northwest Oeorgla. The Bethany community near Mc*X>nought, In central Georgia, was strack by strong winds a few hours ,atcr. Two Negro children were killed and five other members oi the rame family Injured when their l«,use folded under the 1m- p*ct of Uw wind. Luxoro Citizens Aid With Plans For Memorial The third community report fo collections made for the Mlsslsslp] Couty Memorial fund was nnnounc cd today by Curtis J. Little, pres dent of the Mississippi County Mem orial Association, bringing the tola to S503. Today's report of $77.50 collcctc nt Lnxorn wns In addition to $114.5 from Ynrdro; $86 from Box Elder nnd $225 from BlyUievllle. The fund drive has been under since Mondny, in an efort to rais 43,000 to complete the mcmorla honor to men and women from th county who were killed darln World Wnrs I and II. Contributions announced toda Inllude: $5 each from Auten Chit wood, A. B. Rosclle, Bill Dycsa Smith Gin Company, Russell Bauri Borum Drug nnd Abe Leverant $2,50 each from Bob Dyess an R. J. Qillesple; $2 earh from Cham Meadows, Roy Houdk, A. R, Brad ley, J. S. Ollne, Jesse Brown, Georg Market, and R. D. Brltt; $1 eac from W. C. Howard, John Foi T. D. Williams, Earnest Ingram Sam Ingram, Lester Stevens, V. Evnns, Richard Thomas, Wiley Tat C. D. Smith, C. L. Bennett, Bowe Thompson, Roy Walker, Luxor «)leaners, Joe Hires, Bryant Grocer H. Kurtz, Ray Ollne, Hugh Wrlgh E. J. Bader, Petty's Pharmacy an Wood row 0, w. Fordecy, »nd from Latvian Student Appreciative of Blytheville Gifts Students at Lange School today received two letters from a 10-year old Latvian student, at a displaced persons camp In the U. S. Zone in- ' 3ermf\ny, and her mother, thanking them for gilt boxes received after thi. war. The gift boxes were sent as a project of tho American Junior Red Cross. The child's letter wns written In English and she explained that she learned English In the Sunday School, nnd that she even knew what "was okay." She thanked those sending the box and asked that they write, since they were R part ol a "good American School." The mother's letter, signed by Mrs. Figrida Tumilovics, explained thnt her daughter, Monlkn, had wanted to write her gratitude, and. that she too was grateful for the beautiful mission of the American people who had a tinman way of • helping those without rights and property, and the many scarce items Included in the box. she added that It was not the need for the items Included but the great love for people shown through the gifts being sent by American school children that brought tears In her eyes. She explained that she felt American aid was a strange destiny, since she had received a gift boi from the American Relief Administration after the first world war, nnd that now her children wfra being aided In the same way. Weather Arkansas forecast: Fair and warmer this afternoon and tonight. Thursday partly cloudy and mild. Missouri forecast: Fair east, increasing cloudiness west, farmer tonight; Thursday Increasing cloudiness with a few scattered light showers; warmer extreme southeast, cooler west and north central Thursday. Minimum this morning—53. Maximum yesterday—84. Sunset today—6:31. Sunrise tomorrow—5:30. Precipitation 24 hours to today—.38. Total since Jan. I—22.10. Mean temperature (midway tween high and low—585. Normnl mean for April^l. This Date L«t Yen Minimum this morning—SS. Maximum ysterday—81. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this d»t» —30.03. 7 a.m. be-

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