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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANBAB JLND BOOTHJtAST lUBBOUKI VOL. XL1II—NO. 40 Blytheville Dally New* Blytbevllk Courier Blythertlla Herald Ittaaiadppi Valley BLYTHKVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUKSDAY. MAY 7, 194li SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Mine Owners, UMW Get Proposal for Strike Settlement WASHINGTON, May 7. (U.P.)—The K ovcninicnt today handed tlu> striking United Mino Workers (API,) and soft coal operators a proposal] which, if accepted, would hritiK an early end to thc 37-day-old mine strike. Terms of the proposition worn not disclosed. The operators' negotiating committee immediately l>c- Kun considering it. The UMW planned to debate it'at a .session of the union's 250-man policy comtnittcc this afternoon. The proposal was submitted to both sides by mediator Paul w Fuller. The government's other mediator in the disastrous strike, Eklwurd P. McGrady, told a New York meeting that he had good hopes that the strike "would be settled shortly." The Solid Fuels Administration meanwhile prohibited delivery of soft coal to any householder who has more than a five-day supply. Coal Deliveries Restricted It had limited deliveries to those public utilities, railroads, hospitals, food plants and similar users which have less than a 10-day supply. Do- liveries to ships were restricted to ships and tugboats engaged in moving grain or coal. UMW President John L. Lewis arrived late lor today's session of Hit; coal negotiations, which have been underway at the Labor Department. World Engulfed in New Troubles On First Anniversary of V-E Day By I.Vl.t: C. WILSON I'nllrd Prtf* Staff Cm respondent May 7. (U.P.)—Germany MASHING ION, May 7. OU.P,)'—Germany was licked one year a«o today and in thc ensuing 12 month* the wolfld lias spun into a condition of economic and political crisis. There is wide spread starvation abroad and a threat 'ot national economic disaster at home. President Truman has been unable to persuade or coerce Congress to his domestic Osceola Business Has New Owners Blytheville Man Buys Interest in Firm Selling Automobiles. Buchanan Chevrolet company is the new name of Ihe firm at Osceola of which J. c. Buchanan, o[ Blytheville. has become an owner. Former name of the firm was Osceola Motor Company. The veteran local salesman, Edward Segraves of Luxora and Harold Ohlenclorf of Osceola have purchased the business from D. S. policics. The United Nations Organization in which reposes the world's hopes for |>eace Is jeopardized hy Big Four controversies which at this moment have Ihc Paris conference of for- elRn ministers In deadlock. In cracker barrel idiom, things arc In a mess. This is an election year with a presidential polling roinlni; up in 1948. All hands In ofllce are playing politics which Is one of the basic reasons for difficulties on the home front. Strikes which were In a sense invited by the administration have hit production a staRgcrlm; blow. Mr. Truman and his labor aides hare permitted u soft coal strike to bring the country to what the White House Itself describes as the brink of national disaster. Over all lies the fateful shadow of man's conquest of the atom. The future of nuclear energy as a weapon and as a source of power rn- matns obscure. But the questions raised already have created fears, dissension and suspicion among l.hc Allies who were joined one year ago in licking Hitler. Home Brighter Prospects Big Four Reach Agreement on Major Issue ? Transylvania's Return To Romania is First important Decision. PARIS, May 7. i U.P.)—The Bl Four foreign ministers to*y achieved their first major RBr»!- nieiit. deciding lo return Transylvania to Romania, this abrogating the Nazi award of the territory to Senate Girds For Showdown On British Loan Decision Due Today on Amendment Coiling for U.S. Ownership of Bases BY JOtlN 1,. STRIXK Vnlird I'rrs* Stuff Correspond™! WASHINGTON, May 1. (UP) — Senate President Kenneth McKel- Inr, D.. Tenn., left his hospital bed 0 return to the Scuttle chamber "day us the bruising bailie over 1 he $3,750.000,000 British loan near- 'd the knock-out stage. The Senate scheduled a vote loduy on whether to limit debate. It WHS sure to be defeated. Senate leaders hoixid to get n derision Inter In the day on a lontt Violence Marks Coal Miners' Strike in Kentucky With Toll Of One Killed; Two Wounded *.rs .!,"• ;rlisi't1t.1.1 ±; •-•* r: Music Festival Tomorrow Night He and UMW Secretary-Treasurer Thomas J. Kennedy immediately went into a private conference with Fuller. Lewis then left the negotiations. Fuller held another private conference with Charles O'Neill, spokesman for Ihe operators negotiating committee, and Edward R. Burke, president of the Southern Coal Producers Association and spokesman for the largest individual segment of the bituminous industry. It was learned that In these meetings Fuller handed the parties a proposal which he hoped would clear the way for reopening the strike-bound industry. Terms of Proposal Not Hareri Tt was understood that thc terms of the government proposal might be disclosed tonight alter,the miners and the operators have been given an opportunity to consider it. The negotiations were recessed .until 10 a.m. tomorrow Immediately '.iftci'- Fulftf cdntStiderl h'is 'conference with Burke and O'Neill. The operators remained to caucus in the conference room. Tlic new coal delivery restrictions were announced by Solid Fuels Administrator J. A. Kvwp, as thc 37- day-old strike reached a critica point amid congressional demands for punitive action against Lewis. Krug's order today •supcrse.dec that issued: 'April 5, shortly after the bituminous miners, went: on Today's order prohibits soft coal deliveries except to: 1. Public utilities, railroads, laundries, hospitals, food processing plants and refrigeration plants •which certify that they have less than a 10-day supply. 2. Steamships and tugboats for bunker or galley fuel, if engaged in moving grain or coal, 3. Domestic consumers who have less than five days' supply. 4. A retail dealer who needs coal lo supply the foregoing needs. Deliveries to consumers in group .1 are limited to a five-day supply. Deliveries to domestic consumers arc limited lo a minimum tmckloart. Regional SFA representatives, however, may authorize delivery of coal to any consumer when tlic health or safety of a community is involved or when Laney of Osceola, and associates. Mr. and Mrs. Buchanan and daughter, Helen Frances, will move to Osceola shortly, having purchased the Segraves home on WASHINGTON, Mar 7. (UP1 —The Senate today agreed U> ve-tf. Rt 2 p.m. tomorrow on RHthtti loan ajnrn4m*nt would require Rrltaln to icivft the- United Slates permanent po»««- .slon df Atlantic ha*** In return for the W,750,OC«.<XIO credit. Nearly 900 Pupils Scheduled to Take Part in Annual Event. Hungary, However, the ministers remained ' amendment calling for outright One of Blythevllle's most outstanding mmlcql events of the year will be thc spring Music Frsllvnl tomorrow afternoon, 5 o'clock, nl .the High school stadium when thai ["Uprcxlmau-ly, 2000 :>ro expected lo attend. . . j Sponsored by the Public School > Music Department of Blythevlllo Oily Schools. 890 students, from Ihe third grade through high school, will participate in the program op- President Intervenes Seeki To Prevent Walkout by The eoul strike forced idleness on hiindl siuidH of workers today and a man was kille County, Ky., onllce a mine-war battleground, after pickets -I «ji|>eared at H non-striking mine. , President Truman moved to iivert a strike scheduled for midnight tonight hy the Airlines Pilots' Association against Transcontinental and Western Air. He ordered tho'u- Harlati ol deadlocked on the question navigation of the Dnmibc Hlr on which the United States and Britain fnvor Inlcrmitlotiali/.atlon while Russia proposes control by American ownership or buses lea.s- ed from Great- Britain. en lo the public without charge. Bad as thc situation is, or could I the Danube powers. Director* ore Mrs. Halpli Hovry, mtin »nrt Mrs. Wilson Himry, i Many of McKellar's colleagues Junior High «nd High School alen believed the sulphuric, Tfi-ycar-old club directors Karl Wadenpfuhl Semite dean who lias been direct the bund. Firestone Dealer HansOpenHouse Two Blytheville Men To Be Hosts in Forma! Opening Wednesday. A new Firestone Dealer Store will *.....„.,; m^.i ,...~ ....j -~v... uui:i;i nit; uiuiu. - open for business here with a pur- | nethcscia Naval Hospital for a I TO continue for one hour and 1 V planned for thc public taiuor- appointment of an '.emergency board, lo Investigate tho wage dispute between-the assocla- i tton and 13 leading American airlines. David Behncke, Pilots' Association president, «a4d earlie- lhal only precedential Intervention- ; | of this nature' would avert a walkout. . " Harlan Coul?, Sheriff J. s. Cawood uld Ihit Lawrence Krwk, Creech, Ky., , .WM killed when ahota were fired at an automobile In which . to. WM : riding. H* a*U tw» men, one », : former United Mine Worker* •*- ficlal, were' wounded. -'• "".~ Tlio shooting took place at Beri- become. there is a brighter side Of | Transylvania 1ms teen in dispute' rherk-up, hail become" the key fig- 25 minutes, the festival will Include ro *' night to herald establishment t) 1( , \ K i, the picture. Except for the famine • between Romania and Hungary f)i lire In the buttle over this.amend- ballads, Negro folk conditions abroad, which must be years. In 1040 the Nazis nl » con- mcnt. lie has not taken a stand met immediately if they are to be fcrencc at- Vienna decided to take' on the proposed restriction, and met at all, there is time for the it away from Romania and award both sides are blddlnjj tor his vote United States and the world lo work it lo Ilunaary because of Hun- : —and the considerable Influence ,jie out of the shadows. When the soft gary's more enthusiastic collaboni- wields off the floor. -......familiar " r I' 10 two Blytheville men. | am , worlced by non . st rikjng mem- .in,.1.1,0, nvfclll *««•* nvuftwi, jiiiniiin. - - - —-* ...„ , , alm w u[JlCU UV UUH-3LT1&IHK menl- Inelodlcs. folk dances, baud sclee- °- °. llnrdnwuy and W. H. IV'aae, - hers of the Progressive'Mine Work- tlons on<i rhythm stick drills. ' wl »> -Mr.-1'oasc as manager. | ers of America, had been operat- ,r.i._ t • ...,,, ,._ ,...,,_.. Isw.nt*r1 til 'it\1 1iri>t-t Kffnl» I \*n ' ,.. •' ''. .. ... •..' > _ : -**"-* 1 "* Johnson street near the Osceola j co .,i strike is ended, it is likely that lion with the Rome-Berlin Axis. ™* "' 1 " 1 ' Clhea hc worsl of tllc 1alx)l ' lrmlble wi " The 'loan-for-bascs" amendment :h- home here, nn chtcka- sawba, to Drs. Carl and Edna Nies. To be associated with Mr. Buchanan in active operation ot the business is the assistant manager, George n. Lane, who recently returned here after a year's stay in Phoenix, Ariz. Manager of the Service Department is Shirley Terrell of Osceola. Both Mr. Buchanan and Mr. Lane formerly were connected with 0- v. „, ,- „ ,_ I »'» r reconversion has proceeded at Eich Chevrolet Company here Mr.« a good pac<! 7he productive capac- P be over for a while. A new and perhaps more courageous Congress will assemble in Washington next January. With two years of office assured members of the House before another election, the legislators irmy deal more directly with some of the hard jolis awaiting them. Despite the national disaster aspects of the strike situation, posi- When the Red Army swept over sponsored by Sen. Ernest McFar- Romanla and Jlunp,ary one of the land, n., Ariz., apparently had more first r.cts of the Russians was |<> support than any other restriction restore Transylvania to Romania. I proposed so far. Senate Domocra- Th e Foreign Ministers with littl lender Albcn W. Barklcy. Ky. dispute agreed lo confirm thc- s «'d tl'c v «' e on the amendment a toss-up, although ho clKhu- enough support to P"ss the loan itself. award of the area to Romania. On the Danube question, however, little progress was reported. The United States strongly favors' McKcllar. too. favors the loan International control of the water- But. more than n year ago he way as part of a scheme of Inter- called on-Brltain to cede this conn sippi known throughont County, has been ity of the nation ia turning easily _,, . , , - . . t . . from war. to peace time manufac- Chevrolet salesman m Blytheville tl|re -^ natio ^ lal debt , s rtccrcilj 21 years. Mr. Lane served as sales manager here for several years before going to Arizona temporarily. Mr. and Mrs! .ians alrend? arc residing in Osceola. The new owners purchased the business, all equipment and the building, located on Highway 61, South, of Osceola. natlonaU/ing ways. Soviet Trade I'acls .Studied The Russians have not Indicated any sympathy with this proposal. The Counii^ also considered- tbp Soviet lroo$ -pacts ,«.'lth Rflmank; .but rnme to no decision. It was The prophets of doom who ex- j agreed to meet again to take up pected 8,000,000 to 10,000,000 persons (he Bulgarian and Hungarian ing for the first time since spending began to exceed treasury revenue, late In the Hoover White Hpysc 'terfh.'"Employmeril is up—not down. European water-, iry ficrmuda and thc West Indies. I Lonrt ndvocules maintain Ilia | the bases amendment would torpedo thc loan pros ram beyond . repair. Thc opening song will be " Can I Do America" by Lester, en- ""Hiding scmble, with Mildred Williams, of <lno Junior HlKli School, as leader. ' at ^07 west Main, the |,IB despite the nation-wide coal has been remodeled ln'.o strike, Cuwood said picket* who' mn«t modern in this; hud appeared at. the mine early I Rreii with both .the exterior and | n the strike and then withdrew interior martc over fora modern had renumed activities ' at the Tlic slxlh grade unit will slnn „ three songs, .including "Yellow display of articles for automotive j mine today. Primrose" by Annie M. C. Ostander. vehicles, the home »nd recreation, j Pilots for Tran: n the second division. Leaders will A11 Blythavlllo loves a party such b(, Jo Alice McQtiirc ot Yflrbro ns planned for tho formal opcn Sc'hool, will Whitner of Central, ln K' tram 7 until 0 o'clock, when Bobby Langc and Jimmy lher « ''I' 1 be prizes, souvenirs for Culbertson of Suilbury. (every one• and an opportunity to "Sweet and Low," Tennyson and view the stock, although no mer- to be unemployed within after Oermany folded have year been treaties and possibly to hear the an accessory department. The building is being remodeled and a number of changes made in preparation for , the postwar business as -hew cars are .being' placed on the market, Mr. Buchanan said. Ualir.n reparations committee re port. The four ministers met In plenary session half an hour late money and so much debt accumu- [because Georges BidaiiH of France lated now that further inflation fs had io attend a French cabinet- meeting. Wheat, Flour Shipments Slow Exports Far Less Than Weekly Quota to Aid Hungry in Europe. WASHINGTON. May 7.'(UPI- The United states shipped only 100.000 tons of wheat and flour to In considering the Balkan treaties with Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary, the Western Ministers hoped to find some way to make famine stricken countries first week of [his month, 150.00 tons short, of its quota. Tills shipped tonnage was the manufacturer equivalent of about 4.000,000 bu- nas goods in process ot manufacture s hcls of wheat that otherwise would be lost. T] , c fnilu| . c of l|lis govcrnmcnl Krug said that about half if the t o nl ect its goal in the 'first week emergency supplies it has collected o f May was announced by acting further inevitable. But prices are beirr~ held fairly well although there is bitter protest because government-controlled economy is held rcsjionslble for keeping goods from eager purchasers. Mololov yield on Trieste. The fate Praise for MarArthnr of , ll;lt city )lns OC come thc crux A glance backward highlights the : ot the conference, with both sitle.> mistakes made in thc first enthus-1 determined 'not to give an Inch, iasm of victory. Foremost was the Molotov insists thai Trieste shoul-1 partition of Germany among four conquering powers In such manner want that the administration of the Reich has been a dismal and disillusioning failure. By contrast the post-war administration of Japan by the iron- willed Qen. Doupas MacArthur has been a glittering success. Here at home, world food needs were underestimated to a degree almost unbelievable. Abandonment of rationing—a politically desirable act —has left the government without Federal Aid For Repairing Roads Urged LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 7. (UP) —The possibility of the federal government's paying for Arkansas highways damaged by wartime traffic loomed today after Clov. Ben Lancy's 37-man highway advisory committee hearrt a suggestion for a sweeping reorganization of Ihc Highway Department. Bnrnhy. wll be a lullaby *ung by the third' grade.. Tlte crisemblc Will sing! "Till the End of Time" by Mossnmn. from the theme of Choplu'j Polonaise with Helen Martin of Junior High .School an lender: eqlolsts nre to be Mary Ann Parka, Rosemary. Johnston, Joan Trlesohmann'and Emttm AyfiocK of 'high school. .:._„. Among 'the 1 ' Norign * by the fifth grade will b« "Which Is the.VM' to Somewhere Town?" by 'Horatio Parker. .Leaders will be Bill Shelton oj 'Central, Donald Brown of Budbury arid Joyce Crirmns of chnndtse is to be sold. Thursday will Ire the opening day ot th<): .business wilh articles o be «ol<l.' beginning that date, ind orders to Iw accepted when lie present nupply Is «xh«u»ted, Mr. Pe««e Songs of the school mouths will be Minx in the sixth division by three units. Shirley Abbott of Yar- hro will lead the sixth grade unit Ronald Phillips of Sudbury, thc ."continental and Western Airlines Inc., went ahead with plans for a strike at mid-. night tonight, forcing cancellation of all domestic and overseas fllght.i on the airline's 28.000-mile network. It would be the first walkout of airline pilots in the nation's history. In other major' labor developments: 1. The IOK Angeles transit strike continued for Ihe fifth dmy, wilh prqtf r ess, repor led on ml nor iisues The Btoctc will he, arranged in I hu * "° discussion at y«t of th" the 30 by MOrJoot building which ' '" ha».»p«oia|-shelves »nd show esses for the merchandise which Includen radios, electric Irons, alarm clocks, refrigerator:);.vacuum cleaners and other such home Items; luggage, bicycles, outboard motors and numerous other recreation Items; tiros and other equipment for cars nnd (rucks. New exterior of the building, formerly home of Thc Palace Cafe, Is of structural irlaics In white with a royal blue trim and Interior of fifth grade unit; Dorothy Langlcy (t i c building ( s decorated In Colon- nf'Ijingc-xiid Freddie Gore of Cen-| | n | crcnm with a Dover while cell- -trnl. the fourth grade unit. | n g, inlaid becchwood floors, flour- go to Yugoslnvir., and thc otlicrs Italy to nave It. Sixth Violent Death Puzzles Peace Officers through orders freezing coal at the. mines has been released to essential users. He said the remainder probably will go within two or three weeks as large consumers exhaust their supplies. In Boston, Gov. Maurice J. Tobin of Massachusetts announced that SFA has ordered freezing of all soft coal stores on New England docks for distribution lo essential indus- tqes. Dyer Act Defendant Gets Probationary Term Mutt D. Holland of Hcrmondalc, Mo., was given a five-year probation sentence on alleged violation of the Dyer Act yesterday in Federal Court at Joncsboro. Secretary of state Dean Acheson. He said this country sent overseas 26,000 tons ol wheat and 75,000 tons of flour in the week. The U. S. quota is 1.000.000 tons for each of thc months of May and July. In addition, this government has a deficit of between 600,000 and 650,000 tons that resulted from failure to meet quotas during thc first four months of the year. Acheson said thai Ihc shortage of 150,000 tons amounted to the weekly bread ration for 71,500,000 people. In Europe, he said, average bread consumption ran about two-thirds of a loaf a clay. The 150.000 tons arc equal to 330.00tf,000 loaves. One of thc chief reasons for the shortage in shipments was He was charged with transport- failure to get thc wheat from the ing a slolcn automobile from Mis- interior to ports, he said. There had been no difficulty In gelling Into souri to Tennessee and back Arkansas. Attending the opening day of the Spring term from Blytheville were these law enforcement officers; D. G. Smith of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Deputy I Sheriff Ralph Rose, State Police Joe costner and City Police O. E.I Nicholson. They were called in connection with several pending cases. Weather ARK ANSAS—Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms today, tonight and Wednesday, cooler northwest portion today and north and west portions tonight and east and south portions on Wednesday, ships for trans-ocean shipment. Acheson's report was one of two scheduled lo b c made today. The nation's chances of meeting its export promises ot XT.oOO.QQO disclosed in a second report out* lining th;- results of the new grain , bonus piagram. Thc plan was sei up In an effort to pry export grain off the nation's farms. Secretary of Agriculture Cllnlov P. Anderson said yesterday he still was optimistic that thc export goals would be met. Grain carloadlngs dropped slightly the first week o the bonus program, but have picked up steadily since then, Chicago Rv* May . 285 280 1 /, 271-li 277-\ .July . J481S- 148'.i 1+8U- HS'i adequate authority to obtain thc | food it wants for export. Thc hard facts of the food situation arc that a starving Europe shortly would l>e expected to be a Communistic Europe and the United States Is against that. The military machine with which the United States helped defeat Germany and with which the United States licked Japan with little more than token help from others has been junked. On the evidence of the highest Army and Navy officers we are becoming a second rate military power. Maniac Blamed 3 or Texarkana Phantom Slaying LITTLE ROCK. May 7. (UP) — Charles J. Hahn. Jr.. executive secretary .of the National Sheriffs' Association, said here today lhal ho did not believe recent crime waves sweeping Ihc nation should be attributed to war veterans. Hahn. in Little. Rock to alten'l he three-day convention of thc association beginning Wednesday, made the statement when questioned about the double murders that began in Texarkana. Tex,. la.=^ March and swept into Arkansas last Friday night, when' the most recent crime was committed. Thc secretary declared that the public Is too quick to condemn veterans Just because they handled guns, and he expressed'ihe ide.i that the killer in the Texarkana area was a maniac. New York Jury Acquits "Boby Sitter" ot Murder TEXAKKANA, Ark., May 7. (UP)—Ilarras.'rd state and county officers today considered Ihe possibility nf a sixth murder In Ihr terrorized Tcxarkana arra ivhrre. two double slayings and Thc fourth grade pupils will Hive .cscent lighting fixtures and the 'antonHa'nnaroYTexas.amcm-kny'""' s»<* rtrllls ' Including "The two-toned taupe and brown fixtures ts up- Shoemaker's Song" hy Lillian Van- add to the structure, s Ad-! 'levers" and "The Woodpecker" by | Mr. Pease recently returned to ' Ethelbert l^evln, Leaders are to be niythcville after long service In Annie Loiilne Hundley of Yarbro; Ihc Army, having been discharged Marllyn'Shlvley of Langc nnd Doris with rank nf major. He served 31 Cohb of Central. \ months overseas wllh thc Barbara Jenn Yarbro of Jun-• c ° r iM- during which time he "was lor High School will lend ensem- in much active fighting, lilc singing of "Nava Jo Trail" by t Prior to volunteering for service Eddie DeLangc an<j "Chlckery In June. 1M1, IIP was operator of Chick" by Sidney Llppman, a automotive lire sales business The School band will play "Re- lor the Shoiisc-Henry Hardware verte" by Delmssey and "Strike Company after coming here from ip the Band" by George Gershwin. Memphis. Mi bcr of the board of consultan 1 pointed by the Public Roads Ad ministration, made the suggestion just before adjournment at noon today of the committee. Louis Hurley of El Dorado, chairman of thc Ways and Means Sub-committee, was authorized to investigate. Nelll Bohllngcr, attorney lor tlic department, said no estimate had been made of damage done state roads by Army vehicles during the war and that It was "an entirely i new angle lo us." Hurley also was niilliorUcd to determine how much money, If any, can be raised by Increasing sales, gasoline, ad valorem taxes and license fees. I Meanwhile Judge Cy Bond of Ma- I rion charged the Highway Department as being a "political football," and suggested n two-phase tlic past six weeks. Tlie mangled body of a man identified hy a Social Security carrt as Karl Cliff McSpaden was found on the tracks nf the Kansas City and Southern 14 miles north nf hrrr early lori.iy. A coroner's verdict said tbr man was deurt before beini; placed f»n Ihfi tracks'. N. Y. Cotton NE'vV YORK. May 7. (UP!- Cotton closed very steady. March .... 27.4B 27.17 27.46 27.77 May ... 27.33 27.50 27.30 27.M July 27.42 27.56 27.34 27.56 Oct 27.43 27.66 27.40 21.65n Doc 21.46 27.69 27.41 11.69n controversial wag* question, • a, R*presenUH»es of fieren mart- ' Mine Unions, meeting in San Francisco, voted to consider joint strike action lo present a unified front In wage negotiations with the nation's Ijlppers. 3. Eleven Kansas city meat companies, supplying W peri cent-of- the city's restaurants, hospitals, schools, hotels, and other institutions, shut down "Indefinitely" as a result of "labor difficulties and thc shortage or meat."4. Sidney Hillman, chairman of the OIO's Political Action Committee, .warned .that gains won oil thc picket line "can be swept away by congress.". He called on united labor for a "torrent of votes" to show legislators they are the servants of the people. Match Workers Walk Out B. Matchworkcrs at Cloquet, \flnn., and Oshkosh, WIs,., joined nn Industry-wide walkout, and union officials warned that 80 lo 05 per cent of the nation's match production would be tied up in support of demands for higher wages. 6. CIO workers at the Bethlehem Steel Company's Terminal Island shipyards near San Pedro, Institute "brownouts" to conserve His partner, Mr. Hardaway. long j con \ supplies, and thousands of has been in the cotton business *p-*«« _««* 1«W o«.»*£» Happy Birthday Outlook Less Bright for Truman Than in '45 KY MERRIMAN SMITH Tress Staff Corrfspomlent WASHINGTON. May 7. 'UP) —President Trumnh will be S2 years old tomorrow and the best present anybody could give him would be a settlement of the c° al strike. Thc chances were remote, however, that he would receive any birthday gift of such importance or even approaching the "present" he received last year- the German surrender. On his 61st birthday. Mr. Truman had been President Wllr more than a month. It was his happly birthday privilege to announce V-E Day to a throng of news reporters who jammed his circular office and overflowed the porch outside. Japan was Hearing defeat at that time, and the President had NEW YORK, May 7 (UP)—Jac'< i the benefit ot the tightly-knit, •'-'- •'- wartime unity of a fighUng nation to support him. Turk, 14-year-old "baby sitter." was aquitletl in Queens County Court today of murder charges In the death of three-year-old Sybil Gurf- eln. Since his last birthday, however, things have changed- The recon\erslon program has receiv- ed on c joltlnc feltack after another. And the industrial picture on Mr. Truman's 62nd birthday, barring a sudden and unexpected settlement ot the. coal strike, was at Its bleakest since thc war ended. His requested legislative pro- Strntn has fared badly In Congress, There undoubtedly will be some form of family observance on the President's birthday, and he may telephone his mother at Grandview, Mo. The past year seems io have produced little physical change In thc President. He's a few pounds heavier than he. was at 61. but he gels up early every morning and when Ihe weather permits, goes for a long walk before breakfast. He also gels his exercise by swimming In the White House pool and occasionally pitching horseshoes on a siwcial court Just outside his olflcc. It has been a hard year for Mr. Truman, but he has kept h'ts good humor and usually seems to be in high spirits. here, being owner of Ilardaway cotton Company. He and Mrs. Hardaway anrt (heir three sons reside nl 1508 West Ilearn. for the formal opening is Wnrd of Memphis, district manager of Firestone Company. Her,, J. N. or working on a part-time basis. The U. S. Employment Service at Chicago reported that four times the nornial amount of parsons ap- i plied for unemployment compensation yesterday, and 90 per cent said they had been laid off as a. direct result of the "brownout." Sudbury fourth grade will present Mr. and Mrs, Pcnsc. the former j Calif., scheduled a strike Thursday folk dances with Miss Hazel Knight miss Mary Eunice Layson, reside lo protest thc company's failure to and Miss Sunshine Knight as dl- ,,i 002 West Walniit. ' '" ''" ' rectors and Lorna Homer as dance j leader. I Thc Seventh Grade Glee Club will lilng "When Grandma Dreams" by Beethoven and "Indian Love Call" by'Rudolph Frtml. BIHIe Jean Holmes will be sollst nnd Audrey Sn n McGec. leader. "Morning" by Grlcg and "Tlic Song Is You" by Jerome Kern, will be presented by the Eighth Grade Glee Club. Songs of the nations will be sung by the fifth, sixth and fourth grade units. Fifth grade leaders ar c D. L. Bailey of Langc. Ronald Phillips of Sudbury; slxlh grade, Barbara Ann Johnson of Yarbro and Roy Brown of Sudbury; fourth grade. I Patsy Yarbro of Yarbro. "America" will he sung by the ensemble. Flag bearers for these songs are: Roger Lum of Junior High. USA: Oil Business Is Moved to New Location B. J. Allen, long an oil here, has expanded his business Hunger Striker Near Death in Belfast Prison BELFAST. May 7. (U.P.V— David Fleming lay near death on hls lron c" 1 behind the mildewed stone walls of Belfast Prison to- whlgpered> Enetand: Jesse Webb China, nnd Oscar Hardaway Lance, phllipplne-s. moved His fierv Irish eyes were •md "Baltic Hymn of the. Republic" , the properly of narnsdall 1'ctrol- wlll be sung a cauella by the High I cum Company which Mr. Allen School Choral Club. I purchased five years ago. Mildred Ann Short of High School, it is licensed and bonded as s will present a vocal solo. "Bell Lvre | distributor of petroleum products I The firm, now to be known as „ k n and ^ glosVy, and Allen Petroleum Company. Is lo- - "Out of the Night" by Luvass cated at its own plant, formerly; cneeks _ ' rr.afs o' whiskers tangled smotlatred his Solo" and the ensemble will stmj ,'Bells of St. Mary's" with Mary Jo Eaton of Junior High School as leader. The program will be concluded with "Day Is Dying in the West" by Ihe ensemble. Herbert Hoorer Ffying Bock to United States TOKYO, May 7. (UP)—Herbert Hoover and his party left by plane today for Honolulu etvroulc U> the Untlcii States. , Hoover said he had completed his study of the food situation in thc Far East. In Arkansas and Missouri. Thc plant, located at the southwest comer of the former Chicago Mill property on Highway 18 at the Half Moon intersection, has been greatly Improved. There Is a new warehouse, new loading dock and improved loading facilities. The new firm, to be known as Allen Petroleum Company, will have the same employes Including two war veterans, Jimmy Allen Jr., and Bailey Tarpley. Other em- ployes are Jack McBiide, W. M. Vernon and Joe Estes. Mr. Allen, engaged In the oil business since 1934, has made hU July . 1C3H UBU I***'** home here lor UM put JO yttrviBept . IttH 1** »•»».'a»*' T '"'' '"'"" But hie spirit was resolute, tie refused pleas from his brother and sister to eat that he might live. Coldly he turned away an official offer of the best possible medical treatment: if he would take nourishment or water for the first time in 17 days. The 27-year-ol<t former Northern loader of the outlawed Irish Arniy was failing in protest against his 12-year sentence for treason anrt felony. He demanded that he and other imprisoned IRA men be treated as political ratter criminal prisoners. Fleming begun his strike•<•: age, broke it (or four dan IB •da- April, and for UM pmjljjl dw* has refused to eat or " * di Ic09^

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