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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AMD SOUTHEAST MWOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 101 Blytheville Dally New» Blytheville Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLK, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JULY 21, 1949 SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Way for Saving By Armed Forces All Branches Com* In for Criticism By Senate Economists CommitteePoints House Bloc Aims Death Blow At Brannan's Farm Subsidy Proposal Before Congress * Truman Bill : oces Rough Treatment 4J.S. Senate to Vote Today on Ratifying North Atlantic Pact By Don Whitehcad WASHINGTON, July 21 (AP)—Senator Wherry, the Republican floor leader, told the Senate today that before approving the North Atlantic pact it should "close the door" against giving the atom bomb to other members. + With a vote only hours away, the Nebraska senator said he is concerned that the treaty may obligate this country to let others on A-bomb jecrets. + PLANE CRASHES AMONG HOMES IN SEATTLE—Dangling power lines and debris of wrecked plane and home in Seattle, Wash., are searched by firemen and volunteers after a non-scheduled C-W two-engined airplane bound for Chicago came down on a single motor, six persons were dead. Passengers, crew, and residents of five homes damaged In the crash were hospitalized. Firemen searched the wreckage for additional bodies, (AP Wireplioto) Water Company n *i i n* i • Builds Big Line To Give Better Fire Protection in City At President Truman's news conference, held shortly before the Senate met, a reporter had mentioned the .stand Wherry was taking. . Mr. Trunl'fln.hrushr!rt, it off with the comme'nfc pial-tpenalcr Wherry has a lot of 'ungrounded fears about the treaty which" I'm not interested in, Wherry hirl raised questions yesterday about the A-Bonib and the treaty. : At that time. Senator McMahoii (D-Conn> chairman of the Senate House Atomic Energy committee — said the treaty carried no obligation to share atomic secrets. He said the question should be considered when the a rms-for- Europe program is taken up by Congress- \Vherry Presses Issue Installation of a 12inch cast iron main that will double the capacity of teener lines into the city's water ^Ustribiitiori system is expc-ued to MCc completed by the rud of the week, C. W. K-ipp, manager of the Blytheville Water Co., said yesterday afternoon that the 'work may be completed by Saturday, weather permitting. Laying of the new main, at a cost of approximately $15,000, will provide better fire protection for the heart of the business district through increased pressure and water supply, Mr. Kapp said. Workmen were laying the new ] bomb, its secrets, and know-how? main across Main Street yestcrdi.j j will they (the other pact members) and today. The new line runs from the water company's pumping station on Cherry Street to Fourth Street and thence north to Ash wliere it ties into a six-inch distribution line. It continues north from Ash to the Senate convened today, brought the matter up i When Wherry ! again. • "I ask the question." Wherry I said, "are we to share the atomic Cotton Picking Contest To Be Two-Day Event In observance or Us LOth anniversary, the National Cotton Picking Contest program this year will be expanded to cover two days and the highlight of the opening day—Oct. 6—will be an industrial and corn- Main, lying Into a LO-inch line there. When completed, the new main also have the right to them? is there a moral or legnl commitment to do that very thing?" Wherry pleaded that the Senate adopt a reservation he and Senators Tfift m-Ohia* and Watkiru; iR-Utah> are sponsoring. It would say that the treaty does not commit the UnitCr] Stntes to give military tie into a eight-inch clistribn- } aid to pact nations. tion line on Walnut and a six-inch line on Chlckasciwba Avenue. Previously, all water from the pumping station was carried to the distribution system by a 10-inch and a six-inch feeder lines. The 10-iuch line runs from the pumping station to Main and the six-inch line runs •fcom the station to the Federal ^^ompress. where it ties into the distribution system. Tax Evasions Bring Fines In U.S. Court By adopting it. Wherry declared, "the door is tightly, firmly closed j against any moral or legal obligations upon the United States to furnish the atomic lx>mb or any of (he materials or know-how in the making of it." Sonatr leaders said (hey wrre confident that even !hr atomic issue will not halt ovrnvhclm- inc approval of the'treaty. They f.slimatril no more lhan 15 voles —and perhaps less—against llie pact. The first show-down ballot was due shortly after 3 p.m., on a treaty reservation sponsored by Wherry. Senator Tuft IR-Ohio) and Serm;or Watkins (R-Utah). j This reservation says it would be the understanding of the United _„. .„ States that Article 3 of the treaty ...,..-,..1? clgareft' trafHc - dT' carrl<> ' s nn nbli S atlon «o supply mil 000.000 hi year in taxes' '- was I Pncl criUcs S3 >' Article 3 woulc hard hit in a victorious govern-' '"bligate this nation to re-arrr mcnt test case based on mail fraud ! Western Europe, if It Is not madr U.S. District Judge Herbert I explicitly plain that it does not Christenberry fined two men who ; Supporters of the treaty deny therr pleaded nolo contcndere 'no con- . ^ an V such commitment and call test) yesterday, and then warned:|>he reservation unnecessary and "It is obvi-'-s that the defend- (unwise. ante at the time they mailed the I Then the Senate is scheduled to cigarettes did • t contemplate that ! vote in quick order on two other lulling them might violate thejWatklns' reservations. One would | 'rfwil fraud statutes. Let this case j state in brief the United States Is be notice to others similarly dis- j ,, o t obligated by the pact to deposed to mall '?areUes." I r c nd the North Atlantic area or to The Judge fined Sam Anguzza of uscd armcd force to resist attack Nea- Orleans SIOO nnd Simon S. Steinberg of steele. Mo.. 5500, They were two of four defendants charged with sing tht mails lo defraud. U.S. Assistant District Attorney John McKay said -harges against Henry Loeb and Maurice D Plough. Memphis. Tenn.. would be dismissed later. The indictment charged Plough mercial parade. ^ Expansion of the contest program was announced at a meeting of tile National Cotton Picking Contest Committee last night when Jack Chamblin was appointed to serve with Robert Lipscomb as cochairman for the parade. „ Detailed plans for the parade and other portions of'the first-day program are still in the making but principal features of the" parade are to be floats entered by Blytheville business firms and bands from a number of schools In and around Mississippi County. A band contest is being planned, with the winning group to receive nil engraved trophy. Jack Rnwlings, general chairman of the contest, said that while the floats the merchants are being asked to enter may be of a commercial nature, they need not be i£ the sponsor prefers to enter non-commercial type. He said that staging of commercial parades in conjunction witli future contests or the advents of non-commercial parades wiU depend on the success of this year's event. T» Award 52,500 in Frizes Other activities for the opening day of the contest also are be planned. Sponsored by the Blytheviile Junior Chamber of Commerce, the actual cotton picking competition will be held on the second day Oct. 7. One activity regularly held Polio Incidence High for Nation Public Health Ser Lists 4,895 Cases;' Only 3,601 in 194& this year Is the "Cotton Pickers Jamboree." This consists of two street dances—one for whites and one for Negroes—and ^ sponsored by the Exhausted Roosters Club, the Jaycees' "alumni" organization, A total of $2,500 In rash prizes will be awarded wiiiners of the cotton picking event, with a SI.OHO grand prize going to the winner 'n the Open Division, Winner of the Women's Division will receive S250. Women also are eligible to win the Open Division award and title rf "World's'Champion Cotton Picker " n:-_ Bi,,ffi an Contributes $25,000 to Aid Cripples CHICAGO, July 21. (/P)-Georpr A. Adams, retired Ituston. La., lumberman, has made another gift to the shrine to carry on lUs hospital for crippled children. Last vear. he presented S100.000 This vear. he gave a check $25,000. • Adams Is a member of the shrine . . ..^ liluff, Ark. WASHINGTON, July 21. UP) — Another increase in infantile paralysis cases was reported by the US. Public Health Service today. For the week ended July 16, there were 1.013 new cases reported for the nation, compared with 684 the previous week. This Is a 49 per cent increase compared with the 43 per cent increase reported last week over the week preceding. This brought to 4,895 the total for the whole year through July 16. compared with 3.601 during the same period last year—an increase of approximately 1,200 cases. During the past week, increases were noted in all major areas, with 13 states reporting an Increase of ten or more cases over their totals for the previous week. The largest increases were re- porled from: New York: 72 cases this past week compared to K the week before, with 61 of them being in New York Ci:y: Indiana: 52 against 14: Illinois: 55 against 19; Arkansas 101 against 70; California: 83 against 58. Nine states have reported more than 100 cases since the beginning of the year. They are: Texas 1.019: California 628: Oklahoma 345: Arkansas 328; Minnesota 186: New York 156: Illinois 129: Indi-na 107; and Michigan 101. The service noted a week ago that certain counties in Texas. Oklahoma and Arkansas and one In Minnesota were the principal areas In which an imrsual number of cases is being reported. Three-County School Finance Parley Called By Eilwin B. HaaklnHtn WASHINGTON, July 21. (AP)— A Senate commute* report laid down some detailed advice to the armed services today on how to save millions of dollars. Fewer flying hours (or Air Force and Navy pilots assigned to desk jobs could save $50,000.000 or per-' laps more, the report said. It also asked removal of extra Gadgets from jeeps and trucks and questioned spending $150,000 apiece for a new type 8-ton truck. It also expressed some doubts about a 5238,000 gun. The list of economy hints and directives back up the Senate Appropriations Committee's drive to slash $1.118.736,322 from the »15.908.000.000 previously approved by the House. Tilts covers Army, Navy and Air Force costs for the fiscal vear that began July 1. A copy of the detailed report was made available to a reporter before Chairman Elmer Thomas (D-Okla) filed it with the Senate. Thomas called the full appropriations committee back into closed session today at 8 a.m. In hopes of saving another $600,000.000 to S625.000.COO. He wants to cut back an t825.000.OSO sum previously approved by Congress for stockpiling critical and strategic materials such as metals, rubber, quinine, pepper, castor oil and a long list of other supplies. Stockpiling Idea "Cockered" Thomas calls the five-year postwar stockpiling plans "cockeyed" but defense officials and senators from Western mining states are opposing him. The hitherto confidential committee report outlined these particular targets for economy: 1. Reductions in the Hying time required for "administrative and proficiency flying by the air force and navy" especially for flying officers on desk Jobs. It complained that Air Force "desk pilots" used large two-motored aircraft that cost '""" tBL^"f'"" an hour to smaller Rlanea pilots take ier with an «"of between WO,- OOO.OCOand *50,000,000 a year." 2. A cutback in flying time for guard and reserve officers of the air force now listed 12S and 100 hours each year. Navy reserve pilots train on So hours a year, the Senate was told, with an estimate that if the Air Force did the same "the saving would be in the order of 125,000.000." ' Too Many Gadget! 3 The Urge numbers of Navy shore .sUtions and Army posts Secretary of Defense Johnson was ad- ,-lsed to get rid of inactive or par- .ially active installations, although ,his usually draws a scream of pro- :ests from local communities and .heir congressmen. 4. Use of "heavy military-type vehicles for light pick-up operations" was criticized. 5 A proposal to spend J77.000.000 a new type of skyswecper" antiaircraft guns by the army ordl- ifince bureau. Because each gun costs $238,000. senators suggested additional tests. 6. The committee :airi it "agrees with the House that Jeeps and trucks have too many gadgets and directs the Army Bureau of Ordnance to remove superfluous Hems." It added It was lar from being Impressed over the plans for the new 8-ton trucks, costing J150.- 000 apiece" and asked that "no money be spent .for these trucks nor for similar trucks tor the air force." TRUMAN WAVES FROM ROSTRUM—President Truman teenier waving hat) smiles from rostrum at Soldier Field In Chicago just belor addressing the Shrlners Diamond Jubilee convention. Left to riglit (Iron row) are: Harold Lloyd (bending over), former screen comedian, who wn Installed as Imperial Potentate; Chicago Mayor Martin Kennelly; Prcsl dent Truman, and Gallowny Cnlhoun, outgoing liiii>ei-|al potental' (AP Photo) Doctors and Nurses To Discuss Polio Curbs An emerfency area-wide medical mceli vllle,' Mo., tonight In an effort to stem tile has''iptrickrp at least 25O persons In Nor Missouri. -, «. Doctors, nurses ami public health officer.; from the two-state- area will meet In Caruthersvllle with a representative of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. Northeastern Arkansas, hardest hit portion of that state, has reported 182 cases in counties bordering Missouri. At least 10 cases Jirft registered from communities In Southern Missouri. Health officers report at least 50 cues of the disease In the southeast corner of Missouri. These Include 18 In Pcmlbcot County, and 12 In Dunklln. Those to attend from lilythe- vllle Include: Dr. I. R. Johnson, Dr. W. T. Rainwater, Miss Barbara Chilli, Mrs. Ruth Campbell, .Mrs. Annabel Fill, and possibly Dr. F. K. Utlej. The conference on the dliigmxsls and treatment of the disease which Hy Francis M. LeMay WASHINGTON, July 21 </P>—Tha ous« voted today to kill the Aik*n rm law enacted by the Republican Oth Congress. Miiny Kepuhlkans Joined Demo- rats In the vote to de.sIroy Ilic •\vt authored by Senator Aiken |RU. 'Die measure provided for * exile 60 to 90 per cent of parity rice support program for major rops beginning next year. WASHINGTON, July 21 AP) — Rep. Pace (D-Ga)' old the House today in tlie jnUlc over farm legislation hnt the issue is "whether r our government will centime to buy food and destroy I/, Pace is' the author of the •ulministmtion's new farm bill which would permit a three- crop trial run of the Brannan subsidy plnn. Shortly after lie spoke, however, Rep. Gore (D-Tenn) formally laid before the House his substitute measure and called for a showdown vote on it. Gore, n leader nf a Dtmocratlc- Reptlbllcan coalition, proposes to junk the administration plan and continue the present farm price support program In 1850. He claimed enough votes to do It. Pleads for Consumers Pace told the House It "is tlm« . to consider the consumer." " He cited the present, government program of buying surplus potatoes to bolster market pricen. He said that this had cost $408,000,000 and Work is Pushed To Widen Streets Two Sections Soon To Be Opened to Speed Flow of Cars School administrators from thr northeastern Arkansas counties win meet tomorow night at West Memphis to discuss school finance. The three countle.s are: Mississippi. Critunden and St. Francis. The dinner meeting, to be at the for Wonder City Cafe, will be directed by A. B Wethering, director of finance from the Arkansas Department of Education. New York Stocks Closing Quotations: A T & T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper ... Beth Steel Chrysler Goes Cola Oen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward ... N Y Central Int Harvester Republic Steel rndio Socony Vacuum Standard of N J Texas Corp J. C- Penney U S Steel Southern Pacific has hit this area harrier this scar than In the past 10 will bo conducted by the PemUcot County Infantile Paralysis chanter of the National Foundation, and Dr. S. B. Beecher, head ol the Pemiscot County Health Department will direct, the conference, with Dr. Ervin Hendryson, orthopedist, of the Colorado School of Medicine, the principal speaker. 91 Cases in Mlssco Infantile Paralysis victims from Mississippi Comity today rearhed the count ol 91, a-ith three being reported Mnce nonn yesterday, One case, that of Earne-s-tne Hodges, four. Negro, from near Joiner, was reported, but was treated at home. The case not new, but was on a phy.sU-.lans re-port for the ucek ending July HI 7-8 16. 69 5-8 Linda Privett. five, riauehter of 28 l-< Mrs. Rachel Privett. 1416 West Ash 26 T-% was taken to Little Rock this morn- 49 7-8 ing, after a diagnosis as polio by .... 141 3-4 a local physician. It was br-lievcci .... 36 3-4 that she would be placed in St. 59 3-4 Vincent's Infirmary In Little Bock, 52 1-2 The third previously unrcportcrt .... 10 case is that of John William Amos. .... 26 1-8 5. son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W- Arnos .... 19 5-8 of Kelser. who *as admitted ycster- .... 105-8 day to the Isolation ward of the .... 15 1-8 Baptist Hospital In Mttle Rock. .... 207-8 Some Victims Krturn Home 67 1-2 Glenn Rogers McAdoo. 3. son of .... 541-8 Mr. and Mrs. John McAdoo of 49 Tomato, was to be returned to .... 22 3-4 | ht s home today from the Conval- 36 5-» See HEALTH on l>age 7 until Congie.^s approves. The second would say Concre.^s is not obligated by the treaty to declare war ! in event of an attack on a pact i nation. Once the amendments are out of the way, the Senate will rote on a icsolntion of ratification— the .aci -which will .instantly p.lfdcc the United stales to > historic new foreign policy. The treaty—signed in Washington last April 4—will bind the and Loeb as owners of the ntecle Sales Co., steele, Mo,, and Steinberg, as operator of the business, mailed cigarettes from non-taxing Missouri to Anguzza In New Or- United States, Canada and 10 Eur- lemns for the purnose of evading' <>pean nations to resis( aggression I/ii-i*lana's tax of eight, cents a i and unite on ? basis ol all for one I and one for all. Truman Discounts A-Bomb Talks Importance Congressmen Forego Move to Prevent President Giving Secrets to Great Britain or to the Canadians Work on widening of Blytheville streets was progressing today along the south side of Chlcl:asawba Avenue between Fifth and Sixth Streets. The s °'ith side 0 [ chlckusawba, Between Broadway and Fifth Street ; nas been nxtcm'ed and al] concrete nourcrl except on the southeast corner of the Intersection at Chlck- asawba and Fifth. Concrete was ready lo be poured on the first portion of the strip between Fifth and Sixth on Chick- iisawba anci forms were being laid for the remainder. Workmen also were continuing with excavation for widening ol the north side of Wnlnub between nroadway and Fifth. Widening of Firth Street between Walnut nnd Chlckasawba was virtually complete with the exception of pouring concrete on the north corners of the intersection of Fifth ,-ind Walnut. Shlcuaik l.owrrcrl The sidewalk ™ the cast side of Fifth Street In this block ha s been lowered to ne:ir curb level. Second Ward Alderman Jodie L. Nahcrs. a member of the City Council's Street committee, said yesterday It is hoped that all concrete for the widening of Chickasawba Avenue can be poured toriay. It also Is hoped, he said, that Chickasawba .mil Fifth can be reopened completely In about five clays. Only the soulh side of Chlckas- awba Is to be v.l(Inneci at this time, Mr. Nabers said. After some of the other proposed widening Is dnnc s will return to wlrlcn the north side of Chickasawbri bctwer-n Fourth and Bixlli Streets, he said The widening is lying done with money from the parking meter fund. addition to the present work Fifth Street Is scheduled to be widened between Walnut and Mnin and Main and Walnut and Ash Streets will he expaneled from Fourth Street to Division. Briinnar.'s subsidy plan as * mean* of preventing such destruction and getting the potatoes to the consum- under tha^ plan, prices would fall to their natural level. The farmer would receive a government check to make up the difference between that price and what the government considers a fair price. The House was called Into session two hours earlier than usual lo make crucial decisions that may determine the political fortunes of many farm belt Republicans and. Democrats In the 1950 congressional campaign. May "Scuttle Brannan Plan There uns talk of all sorts of See FARM BIU, on Paje 1 WASHINGTON. July 21. President Truman said today there Is nothing lor the American people to be alarmed about In current hush-hush talks about atomic foreign policy. Mr. Truman was sharply critical at a news conference, however, of the man he -aid leaked information in advance of an meeting the Presi- Blair House last to the press atomic policy dent held a Thursday. Mr. Truman said he knows who the man Is. but he did not Identify him. The Blair Houit conference, — | bringing together high government and congressional leaders, was the first of two major conferences which have been held on atomic matters. The second was a meeting al the Capitol yesterday, called by the Senate-House Atom's Energy Committee The second meeting appeared to have eased misgivings of some lawmakers that the President mignt act on hi.-, own lo give Britain some A-Bomb secrets. After it was over. Senators who had talked ol making some movt to bar the President from acting In that field by executive order saiu they would not press anything along that line now. Mr. Truman told reporters the subject of the Blair House meeting was important, as are all subjects on which he calls conferences. But he said that newspaper account* were exaggerated — there were no deep dark secrets at the meeting. Ke s»id he could not g!v« any but irent on to say that the Blair House meeting wu relatively un- II brought together the heads of the state and defense departments. Gen. Dwtght D. Eisenhower, and both Democratic and Republican leaders In Congress. Also attending were two men whose Identity was not disclosed. While House police would not permit any pictures to be made of those entering the meeting. As to the news "leaks" about the meeting. Mr. Truman satd wHh waraith In his voice that It was the first occasion on which »ny persons Invited to a White House had Itaked to th* press. Gang Warfare In Los Angeles Brings Action t/>S ANGELES, July 21. (AP) — The Rtato, county and city merged forces today to fight and upsurge of gang \vnrfare which climaxed with the shotgun blasts thab felled c;nmbllnL' bnss Mickey Cohen and three other persons. '("he victims, Including Harry Cooper, special agent assigned by che attorney general's office to protect the dapper Cohen, are recovering from their wounds. An emergency meet in 5? of top state, county find city lf\w enforcement officers was called here yesterday ?. few hours after the e.irly- morn'.nc blaze of gunfire on th« swank Sunset Strip shocked this "city of the angel:;." Attorney Contra t Fred Kowscr. who Hew from Sun Prnnci-sco to attend the Hireling, said Irrst ni:;ht that Cohen's lawyer. Sam Rummel, has named the persons who he believes fired the shots. "But I am in no petition at this rime," Hovv.ser said, "to disclose the names of these persons." Shnt down with Cohen, who fronts as a haberdasher, nnd Cooper were Edward <NedOle> Herbert, a confederate of the s? am Viler, and bio rid o Rctrc-s Dee David All but Cohen \vero critically injured. They were fired upon as; they emerged early yesterday from Sherry's restaurant by two men concealed across f!ie street Two automatic shot puns, with one live shell left, were found a block away. Weather Arkansas fortrasl: Partly cloudy tonight and Friday with widely scattered thundcrshowcrs; not. q.ulte so warm north portion. ] Missouri forecast: partly cloudy' tonight with scattered thunclershow- ers; fair Friday except partly cloudy with few thundershowers southeast portion. Minimum this morning—73. Maximum yesterday—0.1. Sunset today—7:10. Sunrise tomorrow—5:03. Precipitation 24 hours from 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—34.12. Mean temperature (midway between high and tow*—&(. Normal mean for July—81.5. N. O. Cotton NEW YORK, July 2! — Clftsing cotton quotations: Hu-h L/1W Last Oct. . 25V.5 3.^5 Dec 2!)S7 2959 Men 29S2 2954 May 295? .'917 Jly 29W 2W1 Oct. 2110 2647 MX33 1959 2M8 M93 2703 Soybeons CHICAGO, July 21— lifi —Soybean quotations: High Low Close Nov 225*1 221', '22 Dec 22-!'. 220 'Jin Mar 223!* 313 319

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