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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLIII—NO. 40 Bfcthevllle Dally K«w BlytbovlUe Courtor BlythevUl* Hsttld Valley TB» DOICNAMT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST aUBOOUKl ULYTHEVILLK, AKKANSAS, WKDNKSDAY, MAY 8, 1946 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS STRIKES STAGGER INDUSTRIES OF NATION Lives of Millions Disrupted by Coal Shortages Chicago Businesses May Close Down Within Two Weeks. By United Press More factories closed, more persons were thrown out of work, more railroads reduced service and more brownouts were imposed today as the coal crisis grew more serious by the hour. •>; As the coal mine strike began its 38th day. these were the major developments in the coal shortage that has imperiled industry and disrupted the lives of millions: 1. The effect of the coal shortage hit the great Detroit industrial center. The city council passed jn ordinance for a drastic power rilm- oul, and the Ford Motor Co. announced it will cose most of (he plants of its far-flung system at midnight tonight. About 100.000 workers will be unemployed. 2. Chicago, hardest hit by the shortage, iaced the prospect of a completed blackout, with all business and industry closing down within two weeks. Only essential public services would be left operating if the blackout becomes necessary. 3. The government prohibited delivery of coal to household users who had more than a five-day supply on hand. Exempted from the restrictions were hospitals, public utilities, railroads, food plants and other essential users with less than a 10-day stockpile on hand. * The Virginia Electric and power :Co. announced It would ration Olecijicity in 63 Virginia counties begirtnnig Thursday. 5. The government set up an emergency control board charged with the\task of keeping the nation's electric power, gas and water systems operating. 6 .\ Bothi thV> rnjfts_gp«ra tors 4 ngl •- the striking AFL United Mine Workers brushed aside a government proposal for settlement of tlie prolonged mine walkout. Ford was the first victim of the coal famine among major auto- mobiie maV-crs. M. L. Bricker, vice president in charge, of production, said the shutdown was prompted by the railroad tie-up and a shortage of steel and parts as well as a lack of coal. The Chicago brownout, he said, was affecting •more than 40 suppliesrs of Ford material and parts. Food Scarcities Become World Political Factor MEMPHIS, Term., May 8.(UP) —Food becomes an Increasingly important world political factor "as hungry people in various nations hold their elections," Secretary of Agriculture Clinton -P. Anderson said here today. Although America has no prospect of food scarcities, he said, this nation must, do more than its share to help feed a hungry world if serious political repercussions endangering the peace are to be avoided. Anderson passed through Memphis en route to the nth annual Delta Council meeting at Cleveland. Miss., today. "There is no 'possibility of rationing in the first crucial period of world food shortages." whicli probably will end about July 1, he said. "After this period is over, we'll have to examine and reexamine the whole food situation from every angle." Anderson critized talk of food rationing resumption which "only serves to bring about widespread hoarding of canned goods." Manila Woman Dies Nine Days Following Attack Murder Charge Filed ' Against Her Husband Who is in Jaif Here. Mrs. OllviH Duncan Smith. 23, mother of two children, died this morning at Walls Hospital from injuries received when brutally beaten Half Billion Destitute People Need Help They Cannot Get By GRANT 1HLLMAN United Press Staff Corrrsptmdrnl WASHINGTON, May 8. (U.I'.)—The (lostitute a)ul hungry peoples ol' thc wovlil must, skimp nloiiR for at least another month with oven loss food than thcv hud expected. Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson disclosed lit a news conference yesterday that UNHUA would gel only 401.000 tons of grain for world relief feeding In May. UNRKA Director Klorcito H. L)i- (jiinrdlu had requested 700.01)0 tons. LnGunrdln said he William D. Sircloumb Dies In Home in Clarkedale William D. Sircloumb. farmer of South Mississipp County for a number of years, died yesterday afternoon at his home in Clarkedale, Ark., to where he moved a year ago. He was 63. Thc well known farmer had lived near Osceola and Joiner .since coming to Mississippi County from Frcdcricktown, Mo..where born. His death at 2:15 o'clock followed a three weeks illness of hign blood pressure and complications. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon, 2 o'clock, at Matthews, Mo., with burial at Knoxall Cemetery. He is survived by his wife. Mrs. Addle Sircloumb; three sons, Raymond Sircloumb of Knobel, Ark., William Sircloumb of Clarkcrtale and Paul Sircloumb of Wilson; two daughters, Mrs. Violet Godwin and Mrs. Annie Powell, both ot Wilson, and a brother, Charles Sircloumb of Lilbourn, Mo. Holt Funeral Home is in charge. Rotarians Off For Convention Carroll W. Watson to Give District Governor's Report at Spa Meeting. Rotarians of Mississippi County were Hot Springs-bound today for the annual meeting of the Arkansas Rotary Clubs of which Carroll W. Watson of Osceola is governor. Tlie meeting, to be held tomorrow and Friday, is at Arlington Hotel where the Hot. Springs club will welcome the hundreds of members jtnd visitors expected for the 138th district conference.- ' President Watson will give nis report and message tpmorrow afternoon, 2 o'clock, as a highlight of that session. He also will preside at the annual banquet tomorrow night when Col. Lehland Bradshaw., of New York City, will speak on "This Serious Business of Living.'' The Rev. L. T. Lawrence of Osceola, will speak on "For Such a Time us This" at the morning session Friday. Awardirig of district trophies and an address,' ''Rotary and the Post- War World' 1 by Allen D. Albert of Paris, 111., past president of Rotary International, will highlight the closing program Friday at a luncheon meeting. Those going from Blytheville Include: Philip J. Deer, Alvin Hurtman Jr., Charles S. Lemons, Dr. H. A. Taylor and U. S. Branson. From Luxora: Hays Sullivan, Joe Powell, Roy Houck, S. J. Smith and R. W. Nichols. From Osceola will be: Mr. and Mrs. Basil Segraves. Mr. and Mrs. Carroll W. Watson. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Butler, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rhodes. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Ivy. Dr. George Cone, K. C. Bryan. Steve Ralph, the Rev. L. T. Lawrence. Welby Young. Vance Cartwright. Emmit Dunn, D. S. Lancy and Dean H. Whiteside. could nnt -..., , allocation In view nnd left near death nine days ago of Kriinls to other claimants. li»t in a Mnnila cafe. | he Mild the cut would mc:m Ihtu Her husband, Herman W. Smith, the available bread would "have- 35. who when apprehended admit- ln IK- sliced Ihlnuer." ted the attack, which occurred Sun- ' U was believed the new alloca- day iiiRht. April 28. wns today I'on to UNRKA .was somcwhn: charged with first degree murder. i|, higher thiui the board originally was announced by Deputy Prose- intended. UNKKA received onlv culor H. G. Partlow, ' 1350,000 tons <>f cerenls in April. In the county jail here, where I Anderson nlso was prssimlsllr held on a tentative charge since ' ol lnc fllst time over this coun- his capture April 30. he said nothing but hung his head when informed by Deputy Sheriff Ralph Rose that his wife had died. Held on a non-txmdable charge, he Is to remain in jail until the next term of criminal division of Circuit Court, meeting here Oct. 23. Whether he will seek permission to attend the funeral of his wife was not known early this afternoon. Body Sent to .Tonestmro Funeral arrangements had not been completed by Mrs. Smith's grief-stricken parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. I. S. Duncan - of Nettlcton. The body was' removed to Emerson Funeral Home, of Jonesboro, following her death at 4:IS o'clock. Mrs. Smith died without regaining complete consciousness since beaten over thc head with a broken pool cue. Other parts of her body were - brutally injured. | Her head was crushed by the stick ] nnd a portion of the brain was protruding from the skull when she reached the hospital. An examina-' tion disclosed that the assailant's blows over the head and other mutilation caused her death. ? Left alone in her room, she to- gamed partial consciousness and tier moans were heard about 4:30 thc next morning by an employe. Mrs. Oliver Russell, when she reported for work. try's chnnres of meeting its whca'i, export goal of e.OOO.OW tons fijr the first six months of this year. An Agriculture Department report showed U. S. cx]x>i t.s were lagging 881,000 tons through the first week In May. Anderson said the report wns "somewhnt discouraging nnd Indicates it will be extremely difficult to meet our goals." The report means that the United Slntcs imssi export 2.881,000 Ions of grains in Ihe next seven weeks to meet. Us promises. Anderson's statement crime ill the face of an Agriculture Department, warning that the current famine is the worst since Gcnghl.i Khan swept across Asia nnd Europe in thc 13th century. "Even with large shipments of oils food .shortage* at least till this year's crops arc harvested," ft said, Anderson snlrt it would be Impossible, however, lo send the hungry peoples even enough food to moot their minimum needs. The plight of India and china Is particularly desperate, he said, because ol the tremendous distances relief foods must be shlpiyd. He snld the Food Board had i>l- locntcd only 265.000 tons of grnln lo India in May although Sir Shnnknr RnKpnl. Indian Agent General, hud told tlie bonrd India must Import 510,000 tons of cereals a month to maintain n bread ration of only 9.0 ounces a day. Byrnes Suggests I June 15 as Date For Peace Parley Molotov Objects on Ground That Treaties Far from Completion. PARIS. Mny H. (UP)—Secretary Federal Reserve Board Chief Tells Congress Coal Needed to Prevent Irreparable Damage Rail Workmen Speed Plans for Deadline for Settling Dispute With Carriers Is Only a Week Away. WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPJ— Railroad workers today speeded the detailed preparations for a strike scheduled, for May 18. unu a union spokesman predicted that the walk-out would .prevent COR! deliveries even though Ihe bituminous strlk e were ended by then. He Insisted (here would be WASHINGTON, May 8. (U.P.)-Thc soft coal strike IWM broiiKht the nation to the brinjc of an industrial "creeping paralysis" that could prove irreparable, Chairman Marrmer S. Eccles of Hie Federal Reserve Board told Congress today. ' > He sounded the grim warninjf as the 38-day strike dealt heavy new blows to the nation's staggering industrial machine. Although rapidly dwindling coal supplies were pinching off production and .railroad transportation, there'still was no prospect of an early settlement of the strike. Work Stoppages Keep Thousands Idle Over Nation By Unfted Pmc ..Additional thousands of workers were laid*off their jobs today us the in coal shortage madr itself Celt mounting number of Indus "total stoppage" of mil Irntfic ex-' lr '"-' lll<! major labor disputes: cept for troop, hospital nnd milk' , C " al 7 H "P*. 5 for , ea ^f, «*t««men't • of 38-day-old coal Ktrlke dimmed posed Hint thc Big Four foreign grain nnd other foods from coun-1 ministers murk the anniversary 'of tries hiwlng surpluses, n half mil- j V-E Dny by scheduling the peace lion people fnce Increnslngly scri- j conference for June 15, but. his pro- |H>snl wns blockeil by Foreign Minister V.'M. Mololov. Byrnes suggested that thc full 21-power peace conference be sum- trnhui. No other exception, he s«lcl, would be permitted. Tlie mil strike wns scheduled by the Brotherhood of Railroad Traln- incn nnd the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, both Independents. Their halt soakccT bed with the blood-stnlned pool cue on the floor, Mrs. Russell notified officers. A search of their house at Manila, H miles west ol here, made last Monday morning, failed to re- Delta Council Approves Big Loan to Britain CLEVELAND. Miss., May 8. (UP) —The Delta Council, representing the Rich River Delta Section of Mississippi which produces a million bales of cotton annually, .today went on record as favorini; Ihe proposed American loan to Britain. "To maintain our economy, England an<) the rest of thc world should be in a iwsilion to purchase our cotton," thc council indorse- afternoon in hopes of finding h clue, found him barricaded Inside thc house. Husband Admits Attack Readily admitting the brutal crime, he accompanied Sheriff Hale Jack- Oratory Contest Winner Speaks Before Lions Miss Muriel Knudsen, Blytheville High School student, presented her speech on the "American Bill of Rights" yesterday at the Lions Club luncheon at Hotel Noble. With this speech, she placed third In the regional American Legion Oratorical contest after having placed first in the State. She was introduced by the High School speech instructor. Miss Luna B. Wilhelm. Guests included Miss Wilhelm and O. E. Knudsen, father of the speaker. S. C. Owens, head of Owens Drug Store, was inducted into membership. Mrs. Nora Montgomery Dies in Leochrif/e Home Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon, 2 o'clock, for Terminal Pay Bill Approved By Committee WASHINGTON'. Mn.v 8. (U.I'.l — The House Military Affairs Committee today approved legislation to give terminal leave pay retroactively to enlisted men. Only pt- ficers receive It now. Tlie measure, opposed by President Truman's Budget Bureau, is | estimated to cost close to $3,000.000.000. The bill would provide payment for up to 120 days of leave which enlisted pei-sons might have accumulated but not taken at the time of discharge. The Military Committee's action in effect gave belated committee son. Sheriff Deputies E. A. Rice and | support to a bill which will conic Ralph Rose to Blytheville. after of- before the House on a vote on fleers at Manila had assisted In his Monday. A majority of Houso arrest. . "I just flew up and lost my head." Smith said in readily discussing one of th» most brutal crimes ever committed around here. He said the attack climaxed an argument started shortly after thc cafe was closed nl. II p. m. Declaring that he was not drunk, the inoffensive looking man discussed thc affair freely nt time of his arrest but made no further crew, thus if the strik assuring a traffic materializes. nioned to meet In Paris June IS, f?.'j x ^ s ' remarking that "lodny nnd I cannot think of any better w»y of celebmtlni! it than -un- it would be the first major walkout of operating employe,.; sjnce the turn of the century. To Suprnriw Terminal! Local chairmen • of the brother- It ' was (e.afned, are organ- •hrnlt'"- ' " —' arid' Is v-E Day I'/"I* commlttew, to supervise ev'er'y ._ ircignt members had signed a petition to force the House vote after |h3 Committee had pldgconholed the bill for months. Tlie bill approved by the Military Committee was drafted by a subcommittee headed by Rep. Robert L. F. Sikes. D.. Florida. The bill members signed a petition to bring before the Houso Monday was authored by Rep. L. Rogers, D.. Florida. thc House. ' kncw of no case where n member signed to the suprrort i petition to bring a olll floor and then failed to it on the floor. statement following his wife's death. I House members said that the In a signed confession, he made* ncl ' tllal n majority of House accusations against his wife as tot members s 'B nccl tn c discharge pe- her conduct but said ownership of i tltlon ass »rcs the hill's approval the Good Luck Cafe they had pur- 1 by thc House. They said they chased six weeks earlier was in her name. Small in stature, about five feet five inches tall and weighing 125 pounds, the brunette-haired man had no previous record with law, enforcement officers, it was snid. ! He declared he had not planned to nee and was awaiting officers. but clues tended 19 disprove this statement. After the attack, he left the rear of the cafe, where they sometimes sncnt the night, and crawled under the low foundation of their house. nouncing to Ihe world that the peace conference of nil the nations will open In Paris June 15." •' Mfllotov objected to an Immediate decision on the full-dress conference, pointing out trial the drafts of iiencc treaties with Italy nnd the Axis satellites Imve not • yet been completed. Byrnes' proposal wns backed by Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin anrt Foreign Minister Georges Bidault. If accepted by the Big Four,'the Byrnes suggestion would have turned thc 21-natlon conference into a mnjor peace-making session instead of n meeting to ratify Big Pour decisions. Byrnes emphasized that It hnd been agreed in Moscow that the peace conference would be a real conference, empowered to make decisions no matter what the state of the draft treaties. He said that agreements on the treaties by the ministers or their deputies were not needed for this conference anrt noted that, the Moscow agreement stipulated that thc rtrafls be "fluid." Molotov dirt not finally reject tiro idea but satd he felt the drnfts should be completed first and that he wanted time to study Byrnes' strtmcstion. Thc ministers of the United States, Great Britain. Russia and France met nt II n. m. and adjourned nt 1:20 p. m. iu - . ...-—-T" terminal. W| tl!tlh\nay the country/to ;naake , cine that r*pretentativi mnrnfiltlm^- itv^n«< M^.nkJ.1 '' • ,.- - -^ Vi * ' ~ • ' I I*"*-, • •"-»-** •••—». ivp*T^di]j only specified'.union members op-' troverslal After miners and operators turned cold shoulder oh Informal government attempts to revive deadlocked negotiations. • Railroad—Members of two big railroad brotherhoods' went ahead with plans to tieup the nation's railroads May IB, idling 300.000 workers. Automotive—The Ford Motor Co. announced it would shut down all plants tonight as result of coal strike and shortage ol part* from tuppller firms. Ford has 110,000 em- ployes.. . . "v •. '. Trans|l---Loii_ •• Angeles residents •public tnihiportatton eor.ptiny. and .haggled ' -. extremely serious," Eccles told the Senate Bank- Ing committee The committee is considering price control extension legislation. "Even If the coal strike is settled today," Eccles said, the demand for good* in relation to the supply available Is so enormous "It *lll be a struggle to prevent Inflation." Sen. John H. Bankbrad, D.. Al*, asked Eeelw how lope the coal strike woald ban to «n- ilnue -for m creeping paralysis to prodor, molta «lut womM be almost Irrtparable." "f think wr are claae to that point now," Ecoks replied. Eccles Bald t!i*'t "any OPA leg^(station would be entirely ineffective If we have production para- lysed" because of strikes He told the committee that labor and OPA legislation an "essential" at this time.' "it wema to me," he amid, "that both might haye been acted on sooner than the preaent time." Kurd MoUr CMtpaar Hit . His testimony icamq against a backdrop of growing industrial Stagnation u rtmult of the, coal pro- wage problem. .... -i and milk |;, Shipping-Portland, ore., port' b£'f *» "* «*- I «»tlons " erhoods: would ^u»r»nte 0 that such n crew could ~nol>'be obtained. Trrsiitenl Truman gave •no si»n that he woqU. act before earl)' next week on inffntloru from Sen. Burton K'. Wk<jcier, D., (VfonL. and Railroad! Trainmen President A. F. Whltiiejr f«r preventing the strike for higher wages and 44 rules channel. . Wheeler .Hrgad Mr. Truman In a Whlt e HduW'..vUlt yesterday to call railway III bar and union leaders Into « cbrifereniie. Informed sources predlcUcVMr, Tfuman 'eventually w.ollld makfjlucn a move. Whitney prop^i»d';((i; a slot era rtit in Cleveland tha^'Oppgrew pass legislation for hritnMiat« .govern- rncnt seizure of. the railroads, Impounding of their funds and ad- ccs. Ih Proposed British Loan Faces Test Action to Be Taken on Amendment Regarding U.S. 8a««s in Atlantic. Bj- JOHN L.' STEELE TJiUtod PTCTB SSa/f' Correapbadent WASHINOTON.iMay B. (U,P.)^ The British, loan proposal today ran Into Its first, major test in preparing, to enforce to conserve power, iaf UrriUan Production Admlnlitrallon estab- llshed an emergency control board to keep electric power, gas and water ,companies operating lor the duration of the strike. It was hot disclosed how the board would discharge; Its responsibilities. Th,} administration, however, had undertaken no move, except mediation, to force a settlement. 'If nriy wss planned, it was not re- venled. Segrheni? ol the coal industry, 'unimpressed by a pending mediation proposal, waited .for Cpngrwi to eliminate at least 'two of the Issues blocking settlement, " *' JJnlon Leaden Stand Pat ,;. Leaders of John Ll-Lewis" United iufitment of the employes' grlevan- the Scntito— n ypt c dn an amend- j Mlne Workers, however, stood p«t ccs. Mr. Truman has power under i ment to require Oreat Britain In on their contract demands ana lh n War Labor Disputes Act to' give the United : states outright lab °r legislation would not produce make wage and working condition ' ownership^f leased Atlantic bases. Chicago Wheat July . 183 '-1183'i 183'; IB3'i Sept . 183'i 183'.i- 183'.i 183'i Hc Berlin Fast Removing Scars Within Year After End of War changes in properties seized .by the government. Mr. Truman is reluctant to tX- erclse wartime seizure powers, but some quarters said today It may be the last resort. Union sources said a pay increase of 16 cents an hour recommended by n Presidential tact finding board would be insufficient lo avert the walk-out. They said some Important rules changes also must be made but that -so far the lines hart offered "15 cents worth tJf the unions abandon 35 cents worth." ment said. "We are not loo con-1 Mrs. Nora Montgomery of Lcach- vllle, who died yesterday at her home of a heart ailment. She was cerned about thc rate of interest or details." Council officers elected at the lllh annual meeting today were Irby Turner. Belzont. president; \V. K. Anderson. Clarksdale. treasurer; and W. M. Oarrard. Indianola. F. C. Wagner. Dunleith, John Sharp Williams. Ynzoo City, ami K. T. Woolfolk, Jr., Tunica, vice presidents. Firemen Get Alarm A kerosene cook stove blaze ilar- ed up to cause n fire alarm this morning at. 10:40 o'clock to the home of Mrs. Frank Doss, 306 South Franklin. The blaze died out before any damage was done. ._..._, \ Tlie properly Is owned by Mrs. i day, tonight and Tuesday. Warmer Warner Hawkins. I Thursday. Services arc to be at Leachville Methodist Church by the Rev. B. E. U Bearrten. pastor. Mrs. Montgomery was born in Batesville anti had lived at hnr present home eight years. She Is survived by'her husband. B. P. Montgomcr, R son, R. E. Montgomery, a brother, Walter Clark. Howard Funeral Home is in charge. ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy to- located a short distance away, Smith said. Found Food. Clothing racked tc entered his house, by using his kev. Monday night nnd it was there that officers found him Tuesday noon in a second search. A box of clothlnc and food was packed and officers believe he awaited darkness to try and make a gct- The couple's two daughters, Ernii; LOU and Christine, were visiting tnelr Rrandparent.s at Ncttleton where Mrs. Smith was reared and wnere numerous other relatives reside. She also leaves a sister. Mrs. «•• A. snow of Los Angeles, and .1 Brother, James Duncan of the Army. Smith's mother, now named Bevins, lives at Lawrcnceburg, Tcnn.. where he formerly resided Iwfore to Manila eight years ago. N. Y. Cotton NEW YORK. May g. (U.P.)- Cotton closed steady Mar 2764 2782 Ma V 2740 2742 July 2745 2757 oct 2752 J7S5 2771 2773 2762 2735 2742 2752 27SS 27T9 2757 By 1>K. AKTH15K WERNER ] Mayor of the Cil.v nf Brrlin 'Written for the United Press) BERLIN. May 8. IUP>—A person walking through the street-s o! Berlin lodny—Berlin, thc citv of .1.000.000 people—will sec empty facades of burned-out houses everywhere, very often only desolate heaps ot ruins. No one oni expect that, tlie war's destructive work will have disappeared after only one year. Thc furies of a merciless destruction have singed Berlin's face loo heavily. And yet. the difference between Berlin today and one year ,-igo is striking. Pavements and roads, covered everywhere after thc collnpw with unimaginable masses of debris and dirt, very often impassable for miles, have been cleared. It was a titanic task In which every man and every woman who could work participated. Today the streets present the picture of a well-organized order. There is neither resignation nor fatalism in Berlin. Here the pioneer spirit Is at work, lull ol hone for thc future. This spirit been responsible for putting all means of traffic and utility works back into operation. At least the rudimentary daily routine hns al water supply is functioning and. although rationed, we have electricity and gns at our disposal. The Intrn- urlinn traffic lines such ns the stadtbahn. subway nnrt street cars vc been operating for n long time. Communications are of the prcntcsl Importance for such "widespread " city as Berlin stretching over an enormous area. Municipal administration, food distribution and cultural life have recovered surprisingly and quickly. The question of food for Berlin has been a gicnnlic tnsk. Although our administration tackled Hie problem vigorously, all our efforts would have been In vain If we had not been assured of thc help and support of the Allies nnd some other agencies, especially the Red Cross. Bcrlin ; s Intellectual life Is daily expanding. Thc cosmopolitan spirit of the Berliner cannot stand intellectual standstill nor cultural stagnation. Thc University of Berlin and the former Technical College, nor called the Technical University, have opened their doors again to thc academic youth. Thc non-academic part of tho population every evening receives in nourishing pcmile's universities val- Banker Resigns To Give Full Time To Realty Sales I uable instruction. ^, ., Thealer and concert performances 2770 most l»en normalized. have reached n new Ulgh and at- 2773 Virtually everywhere In Berlin Ihe I tendance Is growing steadily. A real estate office has been opened by Mnx Logan, who for the past three years had been selling real estate while he continued his position as assistant cashier i>f Fanners Bank and Tnist Company. He has resigned that position In order to devole full time to thc real estate business which .also will include properly management. His office is in Ihe Lynch Building al Main and Broadway. Well known In Blytheville, he wns graduated from Blytheville High school nnd attended University of Arkansas. Faycttcville, before taking up bank work a number of years ago. In his new business. Mr. Logan will handle both city and farm property and In s|>eclallzlng In property management he plans to have collection of rents, upkeep of property and other such items of this business. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Logan, he and his family reside «t their home, 1134 West Ash. Mrs. Logan formerly was Miss Annie Laurie Evans and other members of his family are a son. John Walter Logan, five, and a daughter, i May Frances Ann Logan, two. July The outcome .was a tos«-up. The Senate agreed unanimously to vote at 2:46 p. m. EST, on the Amendment of Sen. Ernest W. McFarland, D.. Arizona, which would withhold the *3,700,000,000 credit until: 1. Drllaln cedes this country permanent possession of bases In Jamaica. Bermuda, Antigua unrt Trlnldnd-now held on 99 leases. 2. Britain grant,-, this country | commercial rights on soms of the airfields and other establishments built in the British Empire during the war with American funds and manpower. Berkley Opposes Amendment Democratic Leadr/.- Alben W. Barkley, Kentucky, opposed McFarland's amendment and was backed by a str.te Department announcement that Britain has expressed willingness to open some of the bases tb commercial aircraft. Barkley contends that adoption of the amendment would be tantamount to rejection of the loan. The that a labor Igelslatlon would not produce coal froth trie strikebound ; mines. But like the operators, the union also appeared unimpressed by a government mediator's suggestion for break (z the present deadlock in negotiations. Mine operators were looking to Congress, the adn-inlstratlon' or both to take the inItiatiTi in settling the strike. Some have been year i expecting the government to propose a specific settlement plan. Those hoping f or; Congressional action wanted legislation to outlaw UMW demands for unionization of supervisors and for .a "royalty" assessments on coal production to finance a union welfare fund. There was some'speculation that President Truman might Intervene directly and call both sides to the White House to ask acceptance of a settlement formula. It was doubled that the President's labor advisors would rely on legislation. The mediation proposal was scheduled for further discussion today although it was believed In some quarters that the union had rejected It in a policy committee State Department revealed statement reaffirming original con- Brilfsh delegation soon will i tract demands. arrive here to complete n*gotia-( Mediator Paul W. Fuller tc4d rs- tions^on an aijreement ptrmittiiis : porters yesterday .thai, he had submitted . a. proposal but did cot disclose Its terms. He: first said it provided for the miners to return commercial planes to " use Caribbean bases. U also w»* vcaled that an agreement Is the it- cx- peeled soon with Canada for commercial use of four military blues In Newfoundland and Labrador. McFarland, however, told reporters that he regarded the State Department's announcement as "utterly unsatisfactory,", and represented a mere- willingness on Britain's part to negotiate. :; Tlie Senate agreement to »Urt voting today appeared to open/trie way for quick action on th* round dozen of . loan amendments . still pending, Barkley had appealed for debate limitation, but the Senate itaelf voted *mn t petition to force a cut in speeches. i but later reported It would not end the strike immediately but would clear the war, . , 273 2*2 14«'.i Ittii 14tVi 14*S Former Local Resident To Appear in Jonesboro " John Summers, who lived in Bty- thevUle as a child, will be gue«t artist at the National Music Week cHe- bratkm In Jonecboro tomorrow ntght when he will present a program nf orimn music at First Baptart Church- •^'8»h of the Rer. and kfn. u D. Mrawtu of ftnsfc at 41st Chore* in UM* Rs<k. koowaV M an onranist, ka* i If m»tl«d to be hen* kWouuiy rf MOrtMMi

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