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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XI-V—NO. 22 B\.vtheville Dally New» Blythcvllle Courier Blylhevllte Herald ' Mississippi Valley Leader BIATHEV1U,E, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, APRIL 18, 19-11) TWELVE PACKS SINGLE COPIES FIVE.CENTS /ice Premier Ko/orov To Serve During Illness Of Bulgarian Leader SOFIA, Bulgaria. April 18. OT— Vassil Kolarov, vice premier and foreign minister of Bulgaria, will be rtlng premier during the absence '! Pren'ier Georgi Dimltrov. The Bulgarian government announced the appointment lost night. The c-jnvral committee of the Communist Party said Thursday Dimt- trov had been granted a leave because ->( llln»ss and that he was In the Soviet Union for treatment. Infoimcd source* here have scoffed at u-ports from abroad that Dttnltri'u had retired as head ol the government and party. Support (or GOP Labor Bill Seen Russian Moves To Resume East, West Trade Seen Reds May Be Seeking 'Face Saving' Means Of Lifting Blockade BKULIN, April 18. W—Are th Russian!, seeking a diplomatic way to lift the blockade ol Berlin am still "save face?'' For several weeks, there have been reports of new Soviet efforts, to find a way out of what has become a boomuranging situation. The iliied counter-block Iras deprived the Soviet Occupation Zone of Germuny ana many of the Soviet satellite countries of materials necessary to their economic wel-being. Theve were reports from authoritative -sources in Germany yesterday that Germans of the Eastern Zones ure pressuring the Russians to lift the blockade. € Die Welt official British Army wsa-iner at Hamburg, said the Germans of the Russian Zone want to resume trade with Western Germany. Die Welt said Vladimir Uekano- sov, Russian ambassador to Hitlci Germany "has been in Berlin for several o'liys to advise tlie Soviet military administration on these proposals about resuming intcr- zcnal tiade and traffic, which have now r-vched a decisive stage." V. S. Says "No" The story was supported in par' ry Lav'ience Wilkinson, economic: advise.- to Gen. Lucius D. Clui American military governor. He sail the C.irnmuriist-dominated Gcrmai iLCononuc Commission of tlie East ern Z'.ne had sent informal com municiuions to German officials in r-rankturt asking a common effor to get trade started again betweei Eastern and Western Germany. Wilk'nson said the American an swer wrs "Nothing doing. No trad until tn.e blockade of Berlin is full lifted The newspaper said the Germa Economic Commission told the yiess t-j put the Fussi.ins their two-year cconom A n the books •rlan is doomed to failure unless •jyeslern products can be obtained. ' Tlie British-licensed German press service said the German railway directorate of the Russian Zone also was pleading for free inter- zonal transport to save the railroads fr.>m bankruptcy. Several London newspapers meanwhile prmted-B<!rlin dispatches saying a i.^v^'1^5" Soviet envoy ': u: route lo Washington with a new Fiopc-sai to solve the blockade issue. The Daily Mail said the plan call- ko. turning the eity over "completely U- tlie United Nations" as a neutral city. Two other London newspapers carried similar dispatches but differed somewhat in detail. Reports Refuted The envoy was identified as Gen Georgiev Malinin, described as i former Soviet deputy chief of stafi in Germany and one-time senij; n-emb.!rs of the Soviet military ad- rninislr»tion. Offi'va] sources in Berlin, how ever, described the stories as speculative nonsense. Both American cr.d British military government of ficlals discounted the report. American intelligence sources said Malinin had not been prom Ir.ent i.* German affairs for months I Southern Senators Expected to Back Taft's New Proposal WASHINGTON April 18. OT— TWO Dixie Senators predicted today tnit most Southern Democrats in the Senate will support a Repub- ican-wntU'n substitute for the Truman labor bill The forecast came from Senators Eliemlci (D-La i and McClellan D-Ark l They said they had In mind tr-e substitute measure being drafted by Senator Taft <R-Ohio), nher GOP members of the Senate Lr\bor Committee, and Senator ives <R-Ny ) 'Senator Taft tells me." said Fllender "that tile substitute will preserve all the basic principles of Hie Taft-Hartley law. From what I've •icon of the bill. It docs just that. •For that reason, I don't think ir.ere is any doubt that most of the Southern Democrats who voted for U:e Tail-Hartley law in 1941 will vote fo/ the substitute for the administration bill." Two >cars ago. a group of Repub- Pcans and Southern Democrats leameJ up in both branches of Con- Taft-Hartley law The administration bill would re- jcal the T-H measure and replace i. with a modified version of the old Wagner Act. The House plans to start debate Congress Asked What to Do with 6 Doomed Nazis Royoll Asks Advice In Case of Malmedy Massacre Sentences WASHINGTON, April 1B-M>»— Secretary of the Army Kenneth Royall asked Congress today to recommend what the Army should do with six German storm troopers sentenced to tic for the Malmedy massacre of 160 American soldiers. The Army trial and treatment of the Germans has come under fire, including criticism from some members of Congress. As a result, the Senate Armed Services Committee today began an investigation of the cose. Royal), the first witness, reminded the Senators that he has authority to recommend commutation of the sentences. Then he added: "I am perfectly willing for members of Congress or a Congressional committee to take the responsibility of recommending to me what course I should pursue as to ench of the six cases. Originally 12 Germans were sentenced to die for the killing at Malmedy. Belgium, of 100 American soldiers who surrendered during the Battle of the Bulge in December, 1944. Gen. Lucius Clay, commander In Germany, commuted sentences of six to life imprisonment. Slaughter "Undisputed" Royall told me senators 11 Is an "undisputed fact" that at Malmedy American soldiers, and also innocenl civilians, "were slaughtered in cold blood in total violation of all the accepted rules of civilized warfare." "These atrocious crimes ought to be punished by death," he added. But Royall said the defendants claimed thler confessions of guilt in the killings were obtained by threats and force "In disregard of established rules of American justice." Whatever decision he mnkcs. Royall said, will not meet with "Universal approval." "If the death sentences are commuted." he said, "there will be criticism that the deaths of young American soldiers are going unpnn- Second Try Successful Robert Nllcs. 22, Oakland, Calif., stunt mun, xising a parachute n*ars the water after jumping off the Golden Gate bridge at San Franc-lsco, His Jump was successful and he suffered no oei'ious Injuries. H was Mies' second attempt. On March 2fi he was arrested by brlrige police before he could go over the side, lie received a 10-day Jail sentence for disturbing the peace. Today he eluded the. polite and made his jump. (Al' Wircphoto) en tlmt bill April 20. The Senate robabiy won't e three around to it for four weeks. Technical Error Voids Prison Sentence in Circuit Court Here LITTLE; ROCK, April 18. (/Pi—Because a chnrge of attempted burglary failed to specify that the attempt was made at nlRht. the Arkansas Supreme Court today reversed the conviction ot llcmcr Mouscr In Mis- Millard English Dies of Injuries In Auto Accident Death is Second As Result of Crash Near Turrell Friday Millard English, 33, brother of Haymonrt English, at), who -vns killed Friday afternoon In a car crush nenr Tun-ell, riled at 1:15 this morning nt the Baptist Hospital In Memphis, of Injuries suffered In (lie some accident, ant) plniis are bclijK mudo for double funeral services In Manila for the brothers. The body of Raymond English Is at the Howard Funeral Homo In Munlla, mi[| attendants there .salil they were expecting the body of Mlllurd English to arrive from Memphis this afternoon. It \viu Indicated (hut funeral riles would be held tomorrow. Millard,' distributor for the Mnulowbrook Dairy hern, hud bcr-n In Ulylhcvlllo about two yeurs, having moved hero from Manila. Ho was a native of Ravendcn Springs. Survivors Include his wife anil .seven-your old daughter, his imr- rnl.s. Mi. and Mrs. j. E. p;m:llsh of Miinila, and n brother Erin K. English of Illythcvllle The brothers were en route here from Memphis. Friday, In n recently purchased Ilulck, when the car collldr-d with another driven by I'nul Kulcas of Memphis. Theli- cur IK sal<l to have turned over several limes before bursting Into flumes, The bodies of the two were pulled from the wreckage by pussersby, 1ml naymond was dead on arrival at the hospital. Mkllard received Iti- tcnml Injuries, 1'J broken ribs, n compound fracture of one leg, and fractures of the pelvis, collarbone and shoulder. 'Memorial Bridge' Asked By McMath as Name of New Mississippi Span U'lTLE HOCK, April 18. (/P)— Governor McMnth sidd today the now »H,000,000 Mississippi lllver bi-tilgc at Memphis should be mimed "Memorlnl Bridge." Tho imme was suggested by legislative- and veterans groups In both Arkansas nnd Tennessee. MomlHjrji of tho Arkansas and Memphis Hrldgo Commission voted lost wei'k to iimno tho bridge uflcr Memphis political leader 13. H. Crump, However, Crump declined thu honor. Cost of Housing Plan Is Defended Flanders Calls U 'Reasonable,' Worthy Of Support by GOP WASHINGTON, April in, (a>,~ Senator Inlanders ill-VI,) today called thn cosl of Iho proposed long raiiRo housing program "reuson- abli>." He said (lu> project is "en- llroly worthy" of llomibllcan support. The housing bill, sponsored by 11 OOP soimtors and an iM]unl mminor nf Democrats, Is up fur debute In the Senate. Senator Maybiink (D-SD), flonr manager of the measure, pro dieted a final voto tomorrow. Aiming other (hlnr-.N. the bill provides for construction of 810,000 public housing nulls diirliiK the next six years and for a vnsl live-year slum clearance program. Tho federal i:ovcrnmcnl.s share of the cost of financing the public housing project would amount up lo J.1011.000,000 annually over'a 40- year period. Health Bill Given Little Chance for Passage in 1949 Sen. Thomas Says Time Too Short for Action This Session By Edwin B. llaaklnioa WASHINGTON, April 18. W— One of President Truman's legislative McAdcrs said today there ','!• slight chance" that congress can complete ncllon on a national health program at this «csslon. This viewpoint wns expressed by Soiinlor Elbeit TlioniM <D-Ul»h), chairman of the senate Labor and I'ubllo Welfare Committees. "1 don't svnnt to sound discouraged but there Is not enough time left to get tho bill written properly and through bolh houses of Congress this summer," Thomas told a reporter. At the Bimie time, lie said he excels President Truman to send McClellan told a reporter he is opposed to anv legislation which woi'lri '-ink the basic provisions of the Tilt-Hartley law. "like the ad- ministntion bill would." 'S i I think it's safe to say that I prefer ihr substitute bill, and I feel sure thpl nearly all the Democrats who vo'ed for the Taft-Hartley law will su^t'ort it, too." Reds' Violent Aims Are Told By FBI Agent NEW YORK, April 18. (/P)—A Canadian speaker told a Communist- sponsored meeting in Detroit in 194G that "the time would soon come when the Communists would sinnsh tneir way to victory," an FBI agent _ said today. HP had fcecn chief of staff to Mar-j The agent. Fred G. Cook of Deshal Vassily Sokolovsky. former troit, underwent cross examination P.ussian commander in Germany. 'There have been no Soviet overtures heie t< the Americans or any- else, 1 ' n top official source dc- ed, "Tile German Communists eing squeezed by our counter- h'ockaae undoubtedly would like to tiid (Ms Berlin crisis but the Rus- a:ans T'f runninn Eastern Germany, not t.h.3 Genuaus. This German wishful thinking gives rise to many rumors but few facts." at the conspiracy trial of 11 top Coinrmmist.5 before Federal Judge Harold R. Medina and a jury. As the trial entered its fourth month. Cook again told how he acted under FBI orders it; attending a Lenin memorial meeting in Detroit, Jan. 31. 1946. Cook testified he heard Tim Buck, national leader of the Labor Progressive Party in Canada, tell the meeting: "The United isheri. "If they are affirmed and the men are executed, there will be some who will accept unreservedly the Germans' version of 'mistreatment and it will be asserted that Innocent men \vcre convicted and fundamental American principals of Justice have been violated." Senator McCarthy (R-Wls) told Royall the Army ought to be certain that it had clean hands in convicting the Germans. He remarked: Red Mctliods Cited "We have been accusing the Russians of using violence, mock trials and force to create the right kind of psychological effect to get confessions." McCarthy went on to say that n report of an Investigation signed by Col. J L. Hartaugh, Jr., of the Judge Advocate General's department said there were indications that mock trials, physical force. promises of imrnun'ty, and threats to deprive their families of ration curds had been used to get confessions from the Germans. "The Army ought to run this down an see who is guilty of this sort of thing nnti get them out of this type of work." McCarthy said. Royall said he agreed that "we must Insist that our methods of obtaining confessions are entirely In accord with the rules of American justice." Court Upholds E /s/er's Term In Visa Fraud WAST.IKGTON, 18 M 1 )— The U. S. Court of Appeals today upheld the conviction of Gearhart Eisier, Gevman-born Communist, on posMJort fraud charges. Ein?er, described ;« "America's No. 1 Communist" by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, was convicted in federal district court Aug. 15. 1047. He wn." sentenced to serve one to three years. By a 2 to 1 vote the appeals conrl turner' down Eislcr's contcntior that the district court lacked Jurisdiction because he filled out. application for an exit vi.sa in Nc'K York and merely mailed it to tin State Department. -+sissi(>pi County Circuit Court. wns immed In un infor- Kition charging breaking nnd en- enns. The jury found him guilty Lid fixed bis punishment at two car : i imprisonment. The supreme cxnirt said that an llegc-d confc.sslon was properly dm'lted but was not supported by ccc.'.sary piouf. The reversible cr- ?!•. 'lovcvcr, the high court deemed, IVHS in fRillng to charge Unit he alleged "breaking" wns dono it nijiht. I 1 tool failed lo show entry, tho opinion said. Tnr high tribunal n [firmed the Mississippi County Circuit Court in it.s convlcLion of Lloyd (Doll) Trot- Missco Chapter Ends Campaign To Aid Cripples Th? c.ini.prtign for raising Hinds for the Missi*Mppi County Chapter ot O'e Ar'<ansn.s Association for Aid of Mir Griprjlcd. closed liore. Saturday, with the street sale of paper ninrhc Easier Lilies- Jolin Mayesf county chairman, said today that total collections frorh the drive could not be determined until reports were received from solicitation letters mailed recently, and from the Lily sales Sat- nrci.iy, conducted In eight Mississippi County towns. Lily sales in Blythcvllle brought in more than J100, with $61.52 collected by high school students, and $35 36 collected by E. H. Ford. Teams for sp.le of lilies Included: Kay ^Smith. Sandra Long and Elizabeth ffyiU S1..38 collected from West End Business section: Anne Hester and Rhonda Eaton. $10.13 from the sec- lion from Fifth street lo Railroad; Marilyn Daughter?. Winnie Goodsen, and J^nnette Dickinson. $22.69 from Railroad to First Streets; and Linda Tnylor, Betty Garrott and !/>rna Horncr. S22.72 from First to Franklin Street. Similar sales were conducted In Leachvillc, Manila, Dell, Wilson, Joiner. Luxora and Osceola. States desired to make the Pacific an American lake and the time would soon come when the Communists would smash their way to victory/ Soybeans (F.O.B. Chicago! Open High Low Close May .. S52?; 2231S 221H 222'£-9i July ... 2H\ 215!i 213i Chinese Seeking Delay in Demand For Surrender New York Stocks' (1:30 P.M. Quotations) NANKING, April government, reliable IB. UP>— The sources said today, is trying desperately to win n delay in the ComniunUj, demand that it surrender by Wednesday. There were reports .hat nn emissary would leave shortly for Chikow, below Shanghai, to lay before retired President Chiang Kai-shek the 24 points stressed by the Communists for surrender of the Nationalists. Meanwhile, along a 650 miles Yangtze River front, troops awaited the word that would set them to fighting agnin. Some official sources here favored rejection of the Communist demand. The government has about 500,000 troops scattered along the front. They face supperior Communist forces on the north bank of the river. Am. T Am. Tobacco Anaconda , Beth Steel Chrysler . , John Deere Gen. Electric Gen. Motors Int. Harvester Montgomery Ward Lockheed Co National Distillers J. C. Penney Co. .. Radio Republic Slec) Socony-Vacuum . Standard oil N. J. Sears. Roebuck ... Texas Co 145 1-2 66 3-8 30 1-4 30 3-8 51 3-8 30 1-4 37 5P 3-8 24 7-8 58 5-8 20 3-4 18 45 3-8 12 1-2 23 1-8 61 1-2 11 1-2 37 1-8 54 3-4 Six Missco Felons Are Delivered to Prison Authorities Six prisoners sentenced la.sl week In the ChickHsnwbti District of Mississippi County Circuit Court were taken to State Penal Farms near Pine Bluff this morning to begin serving terms. Prisoners trnn-sfencci to Tucker and Cummins prison fnrms Were Johnnie Speucc, robbery; James Wright, robbery: Bobble Jean Howman, forgery nnti uttering; Robert L. Bowman, forgery tind tittering; M. L.Thomas. nssaull with a denclly weapon and Roosevelt Ellis, manslaughter. Darold Ogles, who Is serving a (ifc term nl Tucker Farm, and who was brought here (3 testify In the trial of his brother Leon Ogles ol Given 10 Years Trotter wns sentenced to ten years on a charge of robbing Edward Wray Mitchell during n dnnce at the Blvihevlllc Armor, .June D, 1310. Two other men charged in connection with the cnse pleaded guilty and accepted sentences. Affirmed wns a Garland Probate Court decree allowing C. Floyd Huff 55,000 as attorney's fee from Uio Arkansas Trust Company and Q. Byrum Hurst, as co-executors ol the n?(nte of D. C. Richards, and Cooper B. Land ns ndtuinLstnitor ol tlie Richards estate. Al.'X) affirmed wn.s a Jefferson Chancery Court decree in the CLISC of J.imrs Shcppiini PoLUs niul others vs j. K. Rader nntt others. The lower court held lhat ownership of the Shcppard Island Plantation In JefTtr.'.on County is vested one third In Li'.a Shinberger, a ninth cuch In Adam E., James S. and John S- PoltA, Jr., nnd thn remaining third in tliree charitable Institutions. Court Orders Replat of Two Subdivisions County Judge Roland Orccn today signed a county court order author- ising lien Shanks, Mississippi County surveyor, to rcplat property In the Pride and Gateway Subdivisions of Blythevlllc, and change the Irregular land descriptions to lot and plot numbers for the convenience of county and municipal taxing agencies and Improvement districts. The work will be dono for the surveyor by Jerry Cohen, who Is engineer for the proposed sewer Improvement district which will Include the area to be replattcd, it was indicated. County court was adjourned to meet again on May 6 when It Is expected Hint the revised plal can be filed on that date for court approval. Tt was estimated that between 250 and 300 parcels of land will he Included in the revised plat of the two additions which recently were annexed to the city. The legal descriptions on tax records now are shown as parts of sections and broken down Into such snmll tracts that It Is difficult to U. 5. Steel 72 1-2 Southern .'aciffc 42 1-8 Rector, on fl of murder, was also returned to the state prison today. Sheriff William Bcrrymnn said. Ogles' trial was scheduled to be held during the April term of the Chickasawba Division of Circuit Court on a change of venue but was postponcdd. (,'all.i fur $500 Million The slum clinu-anco program calls for $500,000,000 in grants of federal money to local communities during tlio next five years. The bill also authorize!) $1.000,000,000 in louns for shun clearance. Flnndcra, one of llio sponsors of tho housing bill, called tho program "Kocd, sonnet social wdfuro legislation uf the kind nob Tuft nmdo It clear Iho Republican 1'aiiy ought to support." Plnndcrn was talking about Senator Tuft (R-Olllo) ,,, U | Ule VlCWS Taft expressed nt n meeting of Re- piibllcnn Senators lust week. Taft mild than Unit If tho Republicans fight nil social Wfilfp' Illation designed to"nl<( Io\v-1ircl5imi' families, they would find themselves In nn Indefensible position with Iho voters. Ho said thn party could not survive If it followed such n policy. Red Cross Needs $3,389 to Meet Quota for 1949 J.ick Pjnlcy RoWn.wn, Chtcka- snwba District chapter clir.lrmun for the 104!) Red O-OK.S fund campaign, said today that totnl collections for I he (It-lrc, In progress since enrly March, now show $10.35404 towiml a $13.7-13 ([itotll. Mr Robinson said that some com- mnnlllcs still had made no report, and It vtiis hoped tliat checks fi Congress, probably this week, a new nnd comprehensive national health bill Including compulsory government health. Insurance. "It will get prompt and full attention at hearings and we should liuvc a completed bill ready for public nml Congressional discussion later this year," he said. Acr«» with Taft Tliamnn' forecast put him In agreement with Senator Taft (R- Ohlol, GOP policy leader and sponsor of a substitute "voluntary" government assistance health plan, that no major health legislation will be ptisscd al th« present session. Taft with Senators Smith (R-NJ) and Donncll <R-Mo) are pushlnf a health program calling for federal outlays ot $ 1,250,000,000 over the next five years. These would RO to the- stales and local governments to help build hospitals «n4 provide medical care for those un- nblo to pay the costs. Pour other members of the labor committee—Senators Hill (D-La), Withers (D-Ky), Alken (R-Vt) and Morse (R-Oro> are sponsoring l scnnrnto but similar health plan. Taft hopes to get these •, two groups together because bc^h. «t« opposing compulsory health' insurance proposals and together they form a majority of the 13-membor commlU; ~ ' ' ' ~ ' ' . it/.-' -Thorns-!MBds! '•:/'•:•• *' lim-i>». handle tax charges accurately, It was indicated. The petition for the order authorizing the rcplat of the properly was the first business to he presented before the county court at the opening today of a now term. The petitioners were represented by Oscar Fendlcr, attorney, who is assisting property owners in the preparation of plrcns to form a sewer district to serve the area. Cigarette Is Blamed For Minor Store Fire Kire believed caused by n cigarette resulted In minor floor damage to the I. ttosenthal Store. 226 Wc.st Main, yesterday afternoon. The fire was discovered by an unldcntlfcd passerby who saw smoke coming up through the floor of the building, A larne hole was tmrnrd In the floor of the .store but the fire was extinguished bclore major damage resulted. Fire Chief. Roy Head said it is believed that a cigarette was blown under the store building through a ventilator. Jonesboro Man faces False Pretense Charge Preliminary hearing for George L. cook, 2G, of Jonesboro, on a charge of obtaining personal property under false pretense was continued until tomorrow In Municipal Coitrt this morning. Bond was set at Sl.noo. Cook Is alleged to have given Nelson Henry of the Lcaclwlllo Motor Company a check for $1,000, drawn on a Jonesboro bank, as part payment on a new car last month ant) It was later learned lhat he did not have sufficient funds In htc bank to lake care of the check. He was arrested In Trumann Saturday and returned here yesterday for trial. Ireland Celebrates Hard-Won Freedom Stalwart Irishmen Weep with Joy As Eire Becomes Republic of Ireland after 780 Years under British i who have noj ( bcnn contacted would bo mnllcri to the chapter office soon, so the drlvo could be close;! Additional reports sent in over the week-end include $5 from Warrt 1, with Mrs. Enrl Buckley, chairman; $67.50 from Biirdello, Hays Sullivan, chairman; }2T> from Iho Industrial district, bringing (he total for (he district lo $334.27. collected by llcrnion Cnrlton; $5 from Ward II. for a total of $841 SO. Mrs .W. U. Cobb. chairman; $10 for tlio West End Business district, for a loUil of $145.75 collected by Gus Elierdl. Harre.v Crook. Charles Hpnlcy and Jack Thro; and $08 from New Liberty Community, with Jnmra Mitl- dlet.in and W. _E. Young chairmen. Mrs. Cobb was assisted in solicitation in Ward II by Mrs. R. L. Deriman, Mrs. Elmer Norman. Mrs. Earl F. Lowry. Mrs. Stella Davis. Mrs. W. T. Barnotl, Mrs. A. F. Kerbough, Mrs. Doyle Henderson. Mrs. Albert Tnylor. Mrs. J. W. Ruder. Mrs. O T. Byrd, Mrs. Wallace Hnkc, Mrs. W. S Johnston, Mrs. G. H. De- Irtiig, Mrs. a. O. Hubbard, Mrs. O. ."3. Schwartz, Mrs. J. M. Jonlz, Mrs. Willlmn R. I.Tshe. Mrs. James T. Wcslbrook. Mr*. Freeman Robinson. Mrs. W. H. !>ease. Mrs. E. B. Chltwood, Mrs, Jerry Cohen, Mrs. C. E. Cripgcr, Jr., Mrs. W. L. Crafton. Mrs. R. S. Flager, Miss Jean Sariicr, Mrs. Alex Shelby, Mrs. Alton Jaggcrs, and Mrs. E. H. Brown. backing would levy payroll taxes to pny for hospital, doctor and dentist bills. It would be a national system ot pro-paid Insurance. Ad- ' ministration officials have exchanged criticism with the American Medical Association which protcsta agnlnst tno plan u "socialized medicine." CilthnHc.l Protett Strong opposition was also registered In a Joint statement her* this week-end by three "toman Catholic groups, speaking out against, "compulsory government health Insurance." Their statement offered * lub- stltuto program calling for government assistance to existing medical and hospital ngcncles, Including prepayment plans for hospital and medical care. They said monopoly "would be tho inevitable result of the government system proposed." 1 The statement came from th* National Catholic Welfare Conference, the National Conference ot Catholic Charities and the Cathollo Hospital Association. New Yorfc Jewel Dealer Dies in Helena Hotel HELENA, Ark., April 18 (/P>— A New York jewel Importer and exporter, Derry Foy Fookeyee, 71, was found dead in a Helena hotel yesterday. Coroner j. w. Nichols said Fook- eyee died of a cerebral hemorhage. Fookpyec was enroute to nearby Elaine, Ark., to visit blends. By Carter L. Davidson DUBLIN. Ireland, April Stalwart Irishmen shed unasha ;ed tears of Joy today as they watched soldiers of Erin march proudly— and legally— In honor of the birth of the Republic of Ireland. Among the marchers were many members of the old Ira— the Irish Republican Army — who carried on a furtive and bitter war for years against the British. They wore the green and gold medal Ireland has bestowed on the survivors of that handful of desperate men who struck against the British on Easter Monday 33 years ago. Ambassadors and ministers of the world's nations stood on a green and white reviewing stand to watch the parade marking the formal change for Ireland from a British domination to the "sovereign anc independent nation" it declared Itself to be in 1916. Mor» 100,000 Jo>ou* IrUh- nen lined the route of the parade, and this city rang with their cheers and their songs. Top-hatted, frock- coated President Scan T. O'Kclly aeained down from the reviewing stand as he look the salute of the first legal Irish army since the English invasion of 780 years ago. Flanking the president were Premier John A. Costcllo, Army Chief of Staff MaJ. Gen. Llam Archer nnd others, Consnicuijusly absent was Eatnon de Valera, whom most Irishmen call the cldor statesman of the republic. The former premier, veteran of the Easter oiutay uprising and an tdcfatlgable fighter tor Independence, now leads a minority political group. He and his followers refused to take part In today's celebration. They claimed no celebration should be held until all of Ireland is In the republic. The republic as it Is now cm- braces th* 36 counties. Six counUes in Northeastern Ulster province have voted to remain a part of the United Kingdom. At one minute pnst midnight the British domination of Eire became the sovereign Republic of Ireland. Bells pealed, cannons ronrcd, rlllc salutes were fired and hundreds of thousands of Irishmen danced and sang in the streets. There were lumps In their throat.-; and tears In their eyes as they looked into the skies where piercing searchlights shone on the free flag ot white orange and green fluttering In the Easter night, "Na poblacht abul"—Gaelic for "Up the republicl"—they cried. Even King George VI, who has relinquished all claim to be Ireland's ruler, sent a telegram of congratulation to his newly-free former subjects. After a night filled with music and rejoicing a more solemn note sound«d. Weather All over this staunchly Catholic republic the free citizens flocked to solemn high masses of thanksgiving. President Scan T. O'Kelly and Prime Minister John A. Costcllo set the example, worshiping at Dublin's pro-thcdral. A telegram of congratulations was received from Pope Plus XII. At high noon, on the steps of the general post office in O'Conncy St., the declaration of Independence will be read. It was here on Easter Monday in 1918 that Patrick Pearse first read the 486-word document calling on the Trlsh to strike for freedom "In full confidence of victory." This began the "Easter Rebellion." Victory finally came, but Pearse and the other heroes of that tragic day did rot live to see It. Four of the seven signers vcre executed a§ traitors to the British crown; tho other three died fighting the 6ft IJKKLAND <m Arkansas forc.isl: Fair and cooler this afternoon and tonight. Scattered light frost In Northeast portion tonight. Tuesday fair, warmer in west portion in the afternoon. Missouri forecast: Fair tonight, somewhat cooler south ;ast and cast central portions. Scattered frost east and central portions. Low tonight 25-35 east portion. Tuesday, partly cloudy, a little warmer; hJgl) In tlie 60's. Minimum this morning—42. Maximum yesterday—80. Minimum Sun. morning—40. Maximum Saturday- -62. Sunset today— 6:34. Sunrise tomorrow—5:24. Precipitation 48 hou:s to 7 am. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—22.10. Mean temperature (midway between hi's'h and low—SI. Tills Date I.»t Year Minimum this morning—SO. Maximum yesterday—70. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date —30.03. Building Plans At Fairgrounds To Be Discussed Plan» for projected new bulldingi at the Mississippi County Fairgrounds in Walker Park will be discussed tonight at a meeting of dir- ecto-s of the Mississippi County Fair Association In the City Hall, It was disclosed today by R. E. Blaylock secretary of the association. Tentative plans call for the erection of F. woman's building, and another structure to house poultry exhibits nnd exhibits In the rabbit show which Is held each year in connection with the county and district fair. The lissociation has approximately $50,000 to be used for Improve- meuis at the showgrounds but part of the money must be used for building maintenance and for repair? to the fence around the park, It was Indicated. The 1949 exposition will be held Seplt-mber 20 to 25. it was announced following the last meeting ol the association's directors. Airlift Tonnage Hits Second Highest Mark BERLIN. April 18 lift—The Allied airlift flew 8,923 short tons of surplus to Berlin today, the second highest mark since the Soviet blockade began last June. It exceeded all other 24-hour effort; except last week's special drive, which yielded almost 13,000 ton» in one day. New York Gorton NEW YORK, April 18—1:30 p.m. quotations: Open High Low Last Mar. (1850) 2965 M6S 3843 3K9 May 3293 »aj8 SJ76 33W July 3209 3908 3189 3204 Oct »09 »09 »?4 »M Deo. ....... «T» JIT« MM »»

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