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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 102 Blytheville Daily New* Blythevlll* Coulter Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHBWILLE. ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JULY 22, 1949 TEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Supporters to Seek Salvage of Brannan Program in Senate Administration Suffers Crushing House Defeat of 'Trial Run' Plan By Edwin B. Haakinson WASHINGTON, July 22—(AP)—A crushing; House rlefeat of its controversial farm plan set the administration to work today 1 on salvage operations in the senate. With a powerful combination of^Democrats and Republicans In con- ' trol, the House lale yesterday voted 239 to no to kill a proposed "trial inn" of the farm subsidy plan of Secretary of Agriculture Brannan 011 eggs, potatoes and wool. The coalition was led by Rep. Gore (D- Tenn), normally an administration follower. It triumphed despite a plea from Speaker Raybucn (D- Texas) to give the Brannan plan a try. Instead, the House voled 3W lo 25 to continue for another year the rigid wartime farm price supports at 90 per cent of parity. Parity is a computed price intended to give farmers a purchasing power in fair relationship to the cost of things ihey must buy. Defeat in Senate Seen Today, Senator Elmer Tl'omas (D-Okla), chairman of the Senate iArtr.nlUnp committee, indicated he'hoped to turn the tide in the Senate, or at leas t gain a compromise. But while Thomas reflected some optimism for the Brannan plan, some other farm-mindec Senators foresaw defeat for it 1 Lhp Senate loo. They said a possible Senate- House deadlock may toss the whole issue into next year's politics campaign while a flexible farm- price support program, enacted lasl year, becomes law January 1. Repeal of this law .even before i goes into eifect, wa.s another action voted by the House yesterday this one without a record ballot. I would allow levels of governmen price supports to decline if sur pluses developed, but would not re quire it Subsidies Were Planned Brannan's proposal was to allow market prices of milk, meats and other perishable foods to drop freely without support of government loans and purchaser, and then keep farmers' uvj&iies" »t fair levtis^-by direct subsidies from the treasury plus planting and marketing controls. ' ' This plan ' was limited to the three-crop ''trial run" in what g^yed tr ^ an unsuccessful ef- 'tS r to ov<_ .ome s * ! ?? 1 in the House. The coalition insisted • nan plan was opposed by mers. sup]x>rted chiefly . and was "political bait." Five Per Center' nquiry Aided by 1000-Page Diary Record of Activities Kept by Contract Agent Boosts Probe WASHINGTON, July 22. Itfi— A diary giving the day-by-day aclivi- .ies of Management Counselor James V. Hunt is being used to track ,ie Bran- mcst far- bv labor President Replies to Critics Water Company Line Extensions Under Way in Blythevill* Replying to criticism of 111 Blytheville Waler Company at Ih July meeting of the City Counci iast week. Robert K. Johnston, o Oklahoma City, company pre-slden today notified Mayor Doyle Hen derson of Improvements to the sys tern which have been made in re cent weeks. Mr. Johnson said that lines ha been extended since June 20 to serve 37 new customers and that the company was preparing to start installations to serve 11 more homes L Anderson Street. Extensions which have been made within the past 30 days included 250 feet of pipe on Fifth Street north from Ash; 600 feet on Hardin Drive to serve new residences, and 1,100 feet of lines extending lo the Country Club. The utility president said that the company had found it difficult to obtain labor to make the line extensions which were ordered by the City Council in April of this year. It was explained that two new coke filters had been completed at the plant and that other improvements are under way at the plant : here automatic controls are being irovided for the pumping system. More Work Contemplated In the letter, Mr. Johnson saic hat "As we complete the planner xtenstons mentioned above, we wil make. father.exter.iious. in the Lo:an Addition to serve ^new homes n this area, and then will be in a position to serve East Main Street Also we will lay the -extension West Highway 18, although this itreet now has wnter served hrough a two-inch Itoie but they have asked for and were promised six-inch line so that fire' pro ection would be available to lowe down leads in the Senate investigation of "five per centers." The Evening Star said today it learned the diary is about 1,000 pages long and "spotted with the names of influential government officials and their underlings." Existence of the diary was confirmed by some government officials who refused, however, to discuss it further. A Massachusetts manufacturer's report Ihut he had paid $1,000 to Hunt for help in getting government contracts touched off the in quiry into charges that some persons, for a fee, have tried lo in flueuce the awarding of the con tracts. The investigation is tehy; mad by a Senate Expenditures Subcoin mlttee. Evidence already turned u by the group has resulted in the sus pension of two top-ranking Arm generals. Truman Aide May Testify Maj. Gen. Harry H. Vaughan. th 'resident's military aide, also ha igured In the investigation. Sena Mundt (R-SD), n commute member, said today he thinks II certain that Vaughan will be calle o testify at public hearings. The Star said the original hunt's diary is in the hands of th Senate group and photostatic cop '.es have been distributed to various !0vernmenl agencies for a check on incidents mentioned. The diary was reported to cover Elunt's social as well as business ac- Livities. The Star said it learned Hunt dictated to his secretary "ever lOOAttendConference On Care of Polio Cases Dr. Irwin Hendryson, orthopedist st the University Hos- ital in Denver, Colo., last night in Caruthersville, Mo., ad- vessed about 100 doctors, n%rses, public health workers and others on the care and treatment of poliomyelitis cases. » He spoke before a group fron northeastern Arkansas and Southa&tern Missouri, -one of the areas iard|!st hit In the nation this year. The second fatality from polio n Pemtscot County, Missouri, was eported this morning, but in Mis- Isslppl county no new cases were eported this morning. The total jesterrjay stood at 91. Prom the State Health Depart- nent In Litlle Rock It was slated 12 Tuberculosis Clinics Planned Truman to Send Military Aid Plan to Congress Monday as Backing for U. S.-Ratified Pact Ihe most minute details of his dally actvlties." Chairman Hocy (D-NC) confirmed the committee had the Hunt diary in its hands after the Star published its account. "Mr. Hunt did keep a diary, which the subcommittee has inspected," Hoey said, "but I do not wish to disclose or discuss its contents at this time." nsurance. rates approximately 50 the New New York Buses As Transit Strike Ends NEW YORK, July 22 f/T)— Buses were rolling again today after an elghl-dny strike on two major transit systems with a daily passenger load of 1,125,000. : Members of the CTO Transport Workers Union voted yesterday to id the strike on the 30 routes of Series for Mistco To Get Under Way August 1 in Joiner Mr.s. C. G. Redman, executive secretary for the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, said today that chairmen had been named "or the L2 communities where mass surveys would be conducted by the mobile unit of the State Health Department. The clinic will open hi Joiner week from Monday, and wilt be set up in other towns where the surveys -have not been made this year. Mrs. Hedinan said the unit would not be operated in either Blytheville or Osceola, since surveys hac been conducted here in January However, she said, those who failed to have x-tays made during the scheduled clinics here, can par tic i pate In the clinics at any of thi communities during the August to August 12 schedule. Clinic Workers Selected Mrs. J. \V, Miller and W. P. Burkett will he chairman of the clinic at Joiner, Mrs. I. R. Forrester at Whltton; Mrs. Vernoti Humphreys at Dyess; Mrs. J. K. hilds at Kelser; Mrs. U. L. Cook , West Ridge; anrt Mrs. Amon olt at Million Rldgc. Mrs. Norman Kennett will he in large of selecting clerks and niak- ng preparation for the clinic at eachvllle; Mrs. W. R. Brown at lanila; Mrs. Lamar Welborn at ell; Mrs. Lee Anderson at Gosnell; frs. E. L. Kale at Armor el; and .Irs. D. A. Rozzell at Luxora. In most "cases the Parent Teach•'s associations are furnishing lerks and registrars In most cases the clinics will last i entire day, but at Milligan tidge and Dell the clinics will be the mornings of August Bl and tugust 10, respectively; and tie clinic is at Gosnell, on 1 ftcrnoon of August 10. the ule will begin at 7 p.m. and ntil 5 p.m. Other schedules rom 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. oday that two deailis had been reported In the past 24 hours, hat the spread of he disease but, ap- London Dock Strikers Vote To End Strike Ry The Associated Press jcmqon's sinking dock rcov voted today to return to their jobs Monday. The strike, denounced by the labor government as Communist inspired, began June 27. It tied up vital British export, cargoes- liamp- e'ring Britain's drive to ovcrconn her severe dollar crisis, and brough about government operation of the docks under a .state of national emergency. Troops, concentrating on unloading food ships, have prevented any crc shortiipe-; in Britain's food uply, irfort the vote to return to work was taken, there were more than 15.000 dock workers on strike. By thfi time the strikers set back lo work Mondav [hey will have lost about EiOfl.OOO 'St. 600,000) lit a^es. The London walkout be.qan a,s T sympathy move ivith the Canadian Seamen's Union iC3l>>. which hno blacklisted two Canadian =htp,s dfKked in the British port. A member of the strike committee said ,the CSU now has agreed to "clear the ships. cent :n this area, "The above mentioned Jobs will put us into September and by that time we will have to make extensions in some of the new additions and also cotton picking time will be with us nnd labor will not be See REPW on Page 10 poralioii York City and the Omnibus Cor- Fifth Avenue Coach Company. The workers' acceptance of arbitration formxilH pu: forward Wednesday and adopted that night by the companies, ended the strike drivers and n.runtenance of 3,300 men. Final Moves Underway to Enable CIO To Call Pay Strike of Ford Employes DETROIT. July 22 Wj-Final moves are underway to enable Iho CIO United Auto Workers to pull the Ford Motor Co. productiin employes Weather Arkansas fnrccvisl: Partly cloudy tew scattered tlnm<tcrsUowcrs> Saturday and in north portion this afternoon and tonight. Not much change in temperature. Missouri forecast: Considerable cloudiness. Scattered showers or •jlptnrierstorms tonight in southeast Mid extreme south portions. Saturday partly cloudy south with few scattered thundershowers extreme southeast portion. Slightly cooler central portion tonight; warmer north and west central Saturday. Minimum this morning— is. Maximum yesterday—97. Sunstt today—7:10. Sunriw tomorrow—5:03. Precipitation 24 hours from 7 a.m. today—non«. Toul i*nce 4»n. i—34.12. Mewi temperature (midway be- Uten hl«h »nd loirt—K. Normal mean for July—ei-S. This I>»te Uut Ye»r Maximum this morning—76. Msximum yesterd»y—93. PreclpiUttoa J*n. 1 to this dale , -JI.W.. . Bullet-Pierced Bodies Of Elderly Pair, Found TACIOMA. Wssh.. July 22. IAP> — Discovery of the bullet-pierced bodies of an elderly Tsconia couple in the Cascade Mountain foothills ied today to a first decree murder warrant against a missing ex-convict neighbor. Berry pickers [mind the bodies if Mr ind Mrs. Howard Easley list ,ii;:ht on a long-strewn trial off the N'aches P.vs Highway about 50 miles southeast of here. The 62- vear-old man and his wife, 67. had l;ren mining acA-eral days from Mirir bloctl-staincd home. Chief Deputy Prosecutor Martin L-. Potter announced the Issuance of 'hi murder warrant this morning ipainst John L. Summers, 32. for- mrrly of Kirksvillc. Mo. He said a search was being winched throughout the west for The ;'rmed siiM>cct. Justice or the Peace Charles L- Westcolt issued che \\arianl. Summers, dark-haired and handsome, was released less than a month ago Irom the stite prison Walla Walla. »out on a wage strike. Michigan's Labor Mi-diatino Board is preparing to a secre strike poll of the 75.000 Ford workers in this state. A strike to back up cirrent w and contract demand)—including SICO-a-month pensions — already has been approved in a UAW-con ducted vote among 1(6.000 For< employes. That poll showed I hit they ar ' to 1 in favor of a walkout, i necessary, although the- were idl for 24 days in the speei-up striki that shut down Ford plants ll May. But the state ballotiig Is nee essary to comply wllr terms o Michigan's Bonnic-Tripp labor la In other states, the strike ml conducted oy the unioi is arnpl authorization for a wilkout. an Pord workers may w called by the UAW executive Sward a any time. The UAW filed a IC-day strlk notice with the mediition boar yesterday, but said it would tak jears to be slackening. A survey of Lhe area covered by last night's conference in Caruthersville indicates that the epidemic Is about at standstill. • Early DUrrnKls Stressed "Early diagnosis of |»lio Is not easy but possible," Dr. Hendryson said, "and while even the earliest diagnosis can do nothing lo prevent paralysis if there Is to be paralysis, it can do much to relieve suffering and can give early indication of possible respiratory paralysis and the need for Iron lung treatment." Tlie specialist declared the early treatment of polio can be carried on as well, If not better, in local hospitals or even in homes than In the larger hospitals. Little actual medical care Is required in tile early stages of the disease, he said, and any doctor who has the services oi two nurses or other intelligent attendants can do all that even Hie best equipped hospitals can do. "This does not apply, of course," lie continued, "to cases of actual paralysis where specialized medical tcrvice is required Immediately. But there are about ten ca-ses of non- paralytic polio to one case In which paralysis occurs," Virus Kntem Body ThroflRh Mimth Dr. Hendrysou expressed the belle! that the polio virus usually entered le body through the mouth or nose See POLIO on P»[e 10 Pact Approval Opens Way for Arming Allies Hy Juhn M. Hi^htnwtr WASHINGTON, July 22. (AP) — Overwhelming Senate approval of the North Atlantic Treaty clenred the way today for President 'IVu- miui'.s formal request that America help arm its European allies. Tills lii&hly controversial plan calls for more than a billion dollars' worth of arms during the next 12 montlis. Mr. Truman was scheduled to send Congress a mc.ssage on It Monday. The 20-year treaty won ratification late yesterday by vote of 82 to 13 after administration leaders hru given repeated ussurance-s tha' Senators who voted for the pac ed Newspapers Claim J.S. Ratified Pact over Opposition of 'Millions' MOSCOW, July 22. (/T5—Soviet, icwspapers said today the U.S. Senate, ratified the Atlantic Pact "noUvillvstnndlng the broad, popular opposition and serious doubts and reservations advanced by mnny Senators." The papers declared that Amprican public reaction "clearly shows that the pact does not l.ave the popular .support of many millions of Americans vigorously opj>osed to the pact as an aggressive alliance threatening peace." would not obligated to vote for are layer of Wife, Children )ies in Electric Chair TUCKER. Ark., July 22. (AP) — Ui Arkansas farmer who killed two :hildren and his estranged wife was pul to death by the state this morning. Harvie H. Horie. 45, was executed the electric chair at the state orison farm here at 5:18 a.m. He w.is sentenced to death by Jefferson (Pine Blnff) Coxinty circuit Court jury after he pleaded irnilty last December. Rorie fatally beat Gertrude Rorie . with a hammer at her home near England. Ark., the night o Oct. 9. 1948, and then setting fir the house, in which her two children by a [ormer marriage were enins. Both children, Frankle Lewis Maupin. 9. and Joyce Dean Manpin, 12, perished. New York Stocks Closinjt Quotations: A T & T .' Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler National Distillers Gen. Electric Gen. Motors Montgomery Wa rd N Y Central Sears. Roebuck Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Stsulcbaker . Standard of N J Texas Corp J. C. Pemiey U S Sleel 141 369 128 26 7-8 50 18 7-8 36 7-8 60 1-8 52 1-2 9 1-8 «> 19 t-8 10 5-8 15 3-8 21 S-8 67 1-8 55 49 1-4 22 7-8 Mystery Blonde Sought in Cohen Slaying Attempt ..-t'»m|Vf ii : i-OB-AjnUtot** 22— <&)— I sought a Fmay have put • on Mickey Cohen In the erupted assassination of the film•and gambling czar. The first reported break in the ruthless shooting came last, night when Lawrence 'E. Vaale, a resident In the shooting area, told deputies he saw a blonde ant! three men flee, Irom Just below his bedroom window, moments after the shots Wednesday morning. Del. Sgt. R. T. Hopkinson, said Vaale reported he heard shots and the sound of men running. He looked out his bedroom window and saw a 1949 sedan parked with motor running. One was at the wheel one In back and a third standing on the sidewalk. ' The blonde woman, wearing a dark suit, came running and said: "Come on, chuckie, let's get out of here." The two Jumped Into the car and it sped oft. Vaale saltj he had seen (he man named "Chuckle" and the car in the nclghborhod a week earlier. Other sheriff's investigators were busy checking the long distance phone calls of the wounded mobster, who suffered a comparatively slight shoulder injury. Three others—Harry Cooper, bndy guard assigned to Cohen by the state attorney general; Edward r Neddie) Herbert. Cohen henchman; and bft actress Dee David—were wounded critically, but are reported improving. the anus bill. This means thnt now In urging passage of the bill the administration apparently will nol be able to use any suggestion of ol] llgntlon as nn argument for favorable action. To Provide Security On Its face, the treaty is nol specific defense n gainst any par iicutnr nEsrc-hsor but (t.s primarj purpose is to provide security f<> the Western European nation, against nny nttnck by Russia. The 12 -signers agree that the will regard any attack on one an attack on all. For the first tim in history, the United States Joining \\lth European nations 1 a military alliance. All the member nnfIons are to join together in developing, us soon as. possible, a grand strategy of defense for the West. Efforts by Senators Taft (R- OhioV WVierry (R-Neb) and Watkins (R-Utah) to tack reservations to the treaty were badly defeated. The bier majority of the Senate went along with Senators Connally <D-Texas) and Viindenberg til- Mich). The 82 to 13 ratification vote exceeded by 18 the 64 votes required tor two-thirds approval. Two Democrats and 11 Republl* cans voted-against ratification, The Democrats were Senators Edwin C. Jphnson (Colo) and Taylor (Idaho). The Republicn ns were Seunt ors Gordon (Ore), Donnell (Mo). Flander.1 (Vt), Jenner (rud). Kcin (Mo), Lnngcr (ND). Malonc (Nev), TnU (Ohio), Watttlm (Utah). Wherry (Ncl» and Young (NO). Argue Arms Obligation Mast of the argument was whether the United States should state by reservation thnt in joining the treaty !his nation was under obligation to furnish arms. Including atomic weapons, t« other members. This was the gist of the TaIt- See PACT on Page 10 Revenue Official Arrives for Talk Before Jaycees Don R. Morlejr Dean R. Morley, Arkansas Revenue Commissioner, was scheduled Lo arrive In Blytheville by plane at V30 p.m. today to speak at the Junior chamber of Commerce Installation bniirjuej- tonlehl'&o Vlie; -Rf-v Jnycee clubhouse on North''S'econd Street. Mr. Moiley's address la entitled "Looking Forward." Jayccc officers for the 1D40-50 term will be formally Installed at the hamnict, whlcli will be followed by a dunce. A welcoming committee of Jaycees uml others will meet Mr. Morley at the Municipal Airport when he arrives In a National Guard plane. Kn route to Blythcvme from Little RocX, Mr. Morley landed at Booncvlllc this noon when he addressed the Rotary Club there. Mr. Morley will remain overnight In Blytheville. The National Guard plane will pick him up here tomorrow after returning to Little Rock tonight. Arms Program Okay Is Sought At This Session WASHINGTON, July 22— (AP)—The White House an- nounecd today President Tru- ninn will send to Congrens Monday a proposed program of foreign military aid to hack up the Atlantic L'act. Vice President Barkley said it will be pressed for passage at this session. Bnrkley. who attended a cabinet session at, the While House, said the admlnlslratlon hopes to pass both an authorization bill and an appropriation to finance Ihe arms program before it quits around Sept. 1. " The President originally planned to send the arms message to both houses todny. but postponed this action until Monday to suit the convenience of Senate leaders, Charles G. Ross, presidential press secretary, told reporters. Speaker Rayburn had expected the message today, with the hope that hearings on the authorization could start in a House committee- Monday. Barkley said. It Is understood that (he proposed authorization win he for SM50.0OO.OOO for forelsn military •Id, nf which $1.130,000,000 would jcn to this country's associates In the Norlli Atlantic Treaty. Ross said the message will run from 2,500 fo 3,000 words and that it Is already prepared. Vice President Barkley said there was no discussion of the pact at this morning's cabinet session other than Kite President's announce- inent he will send up his message Monday. He said Mr. Truman will send the communication to the Capitol rather than read it. in person. DenieK Atom Reference Ross was told that there was m report the postponement was cyis- fQ.-jW » n , administration ij-.cisfci bo'writt''*!) -aloflifci : refereue*»'-lii(o the message. , "That Is not so." Ross said. Ross was asked if it contains nny references to atomic matters as a result of questions In the Senate on whether this country might supply atomic weapons to associates In the treaty. He anld he would nol forecast any of the contents. He would not say whether the authorization legislation would give a breakdown on aid for each participating country. Ouster of Minnesota Official Asked After Arkansas Road Bond Purchase ST. PAUL,, Minrt., July 22 <rt*>—The Minnesota Stnlc Executive Council was called into meeting today to consider a demand o: Governor Luther W. Youngclahl that it discharge a state rirmncial official as n result, of a recent, state purchase of $5,208,000 in Arkansas highway bonds. Vouiigdahl .salri ho did not fjucs-* __.., Senators Okay Cutback In Funds for Stockpiling Soybeans CHICAGO, July 22— UP)—Soybean quotations: High Low Close no walkout action nnSl the vote ? July 282 T i 269'i 280-ftj-^ was completed. That nay require : Nov 223> 221'i 232',3-22 three weeks. Board Chairman Noel j Dec 223 220',2 221 P. Fox said. ' Afar 22QH 218 2l8!i Klan to Discuss Mob Violence in Alabama BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 22. f/Pj —The Ku Klux plan called an open meeting tonight to di.scu>x recent mob violence blamed on the hooded ord( r. n Birmingham, a grand Jury In- rii'iry Into masked lawlessness was resumed today and a top Klan chieftain sought release from jail on bond. The Klan planned an open session tonight In nearby Tar rant. Ala Tarrant Mayor Felix Erwin .«aid he gave permission for the Klansmen to meet in the city hall. He reported a Klan member told htm the meeting will "air sr>me of the conditions" surrounding recent mob violence In the area. [ion value of the Arkansas bonds, but only the manner in which they were purchased. He is demanding the ((Kcharge of Charles Foster, lO-ycnr-old secretary of the State Investment. Hoard, who was selected by the Executive Council over Ynutigdnhl's wishes. Youngclnhl dcclnrctl rrcurds were tampered with and a secret, dcnl made to purchase Arkansas bonds to the detriment of Minnesota's Interest. He .said the state lost $210,000 In Interest. The entire bond Issue o! $7.000.rjl)0 «'AS purchased by the Chnrlc.s A Fuller Investment Company nt Minneapolis and the resold to the State of Mtnrir"»ta and other purchasers, whom Fuller declined I name. State Auditor .Stafford King, political enemy of Youngdahl. called the bonds a "Rood buy." The governor charged IrrcRiilcr- itics In the "deal" by which Fuller purchased Ihe bonds for Minnesota, tie salt] he didn't know about the situation until after the bonds wt e bought. WASHINGTON. July 22 (AP) — A S21,'i,OSO,OCO cutback In funds for •locJtplUng mefnis, rubber and a long ]i,st oJ other wnr-useful ma- tcrlfils WHS voted today by the Sen;itt: Appropriations CornmUtec. Senator Elmer Thomas (n-Oktn) ld the rrduc-tion comes nut of $83fi.OOO,OflO previously allowed this year by the senate and House. All of It is In authority to make con- f racta. It will br of if-red fl.s part ol a SI4.800.fiOO.OOC money bill for the Army Navy and Air Fc.rcrs, Thoru- ns said, although '.he original $£35.000WX) wa.s part of earlier blll.s. Thorn?-*; snlci no .special instruction,-; wrre pivr-n to defense officials as to where to retUicir their buying plans other than "to buy American wherever possible." He said that while copper and other rtomrAtic mining Interests were operating at a low rate or shut rii-wn. forfisn purchases of their products tiave been made. Youth Killed In Accident Near Bassett William G. Keller, 17, of Memphis. was killed In an accident near Bassett about 10 p.m. last night when he lost control of a small truck at a grade crossing and was thrown clear of the vehicle when It struck an embankment, accord- Ing to the officer who Investigated, Two other boys In the truck. Phil Lollln and jlmmlc Omar, both ID, suffered minor Injuries and did not require hopltallzatlon. Deputy Sheriff Herman Odom said that Keller was driving a half- ton pick-up truck owned by William Hosey of Joiner and apparently hit the railroad crossing at a high speed. L/oflin Is spending the summer with an aunt. Mrs. Ruth Slayton of Joiner, the officer reported and the other two boys were students at Gallor Hall, Memphis school for boys and were spending the summer on the farm operated near Joiner by Mrs. Elizabeth Ilowden. Keller's body Is at the iNattonal Funeral Home In Memphis and funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. tomorrow In the Gailor Hall chapel. He Li survived by his mother. The traffic was the sixth this year lor Mississippi County. In Spite of Military Victory, Man Still Mast Fight for World Peace Millions Morched Against Greedy Foes Only to Find That Victory Did Not Bring Objective* of War—Atlantic Pact Latest Move Toward Worthy Goal. Rj James MarUw WASHINGTON. July 22— Oft— This is a melancholy stcry. It's a tale of millions of people nho marched up a hill, full of hope, shaking hands, and now are marching down again, grim, armed, wary of ambush. None can see Car enough ahead to know whether he win emerge at last <n a sunlit plain or lose his way In a dark forest, beset by tigers. The story can be lold in three stages of the march: the United Nations; the spread of communism and the Truman.doctrkie; and the Atlantic pact. The summer of 1945 was a time of great rejoicing (or most of the world. Tnc war was ending. People were talking of a plan—the United Nations—to keep peace maybe forever. Everywhere the air was full of noble speeches. On July 28. 1945 the U. S. Senate approve! the U. N. charter. Russia Jolred. Britain. France. The others. The charter opened Ttith: "We the people of Ihe united Nations, determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war .. . lo . . . live together in peace . . . to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security ... " Ide» .Wu Good It was a mountain peak In human experience. Man's whole his- tory had been a brutal climb up the Jagged slopes to reach that high. It was fine, but 11 didn't work. In two years men were trudging down the slopes again. Communism was spreading, chewing up Europe. The west grew nervous, protested, got grim, slowly through it* teeth began to say "go no further." Anj on March 12, 1947, President Truman frankly told Russia to halt. He went before Congress and asked and got money to help Greece and Turkey arm to stop communism. Within two years after our Joining the U.N. he was telling Congress the people ol the world t*A to choose betwen two ways of life: freedom and terror. It was in this speech that he laid down the Truman doctrine which, In brief, salct the United States would take world leadership In stopping communism anywhere It tried to push. He said: "I believe thai It must be the policy of the United SUtes to support free peop'" who are resisting attempted subjugation by urmed minorities or by out-slde pressure. "The free peoples of the world look to us for support In maintaining their freedoms. If we falter in our leadership, we may endanger tie p««ce ol the world." Scent or Attack Shifts Greece and ''urkey neld oil communism but things got worse elsewhere. Communism held Its gains, pushed a little more, and on Feb. 25. 1948 swallowed Czechoslovakia. The Russians and the Wc.st couldn't agree on Germany. The Russians blockaded Berlin. The tension grew. Backed by us, the Western nations decided to stand together, not to be overrun or crushed without a struggle. To make that agreement all Igral anj binding, the U.S. Senate yesterday approved our joining the Atlantic pact. It pledges us to go to the defense of Western Eu rope i[ RUMl* So four years, lacking a week, after the Sr-riatc had approved our joining Hie U.N., the world is split into two camps, glaring at each other. The opening words of the pact say: "The parties ol this treaty reaffirm their faith tn the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations ..." Nice words. Pious. Written by statesmen. But If the U.N. hadn't failed, there'd be no pact today and no need for it. The next step Is getting Western Europe armed. Just In case. After that? No one can sec that far. The woods are dark and full of strange terrors that no man like* to thinK ol. Police Arrest Six On Speeding Charges Six persoas were docketed in Municipal Court this morning on charges of speeding, in other action, WUUe Pearsons was fined $25 on two chanrges of operating motor vehicles for hire without proper chauffeur's license and Stanley Lukasanaga was linde $5 on a similar charge. Casket Kiifs Worker PITTSBURGH, July 22. If)— A casket killed 55-year-old Nicholas Radick early today. It [ell from an elevator In a funeral home where Radlck worked, inflicting a head injury. N. O. Cotton Oct. , Dec. . Mch. May . Jly. . Oct. . High Uns- Lost 296!) 5951 2952-M 2067 2950 2951 2961 2M1 29« , 2052 2934 293 4B , JC02 28*3 2IK3B 3714 3693 436IB

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