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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOHTHEA 8T: AHKANBAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. X1,IV—NO. 18 Biythevllle Dallj Newr Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley O, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, AI'RIl, 12, J.1M7 SINGLE COPIE8 V FIVE CENTS $ Jaycees Opens Here Next Friday Two Governors Head List of Distinguished Guests for Sessions Dancing Master Offers I 'Lippy' Durocher $ 1,000 A Week as Commentator 'NEW YORK, April 18. (UP) — Dancing master Arthur Murray awaited an answer today lo an of- I fcr ol ,11 SlQOO-'iHwcek job as a i baseball commentator made to Leo | Durocher, suspended manager of I the Brocklyn Dodgers. Murray said tlie nature of tho coast-to-const program could lie elerinincd largely by Durocher. The governors of Arkansas and Alabama head tlie list ol' distinguished visitors who will atteiid the state convention of the Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce, which will open here next Friday with tho Blytheville Jaycees host to the delegates, it was announced today by Klbert Huffman, convention publicity director along with the completed program for the three-day meeting. The program is contained in a 32-page program booklet which also contains stories and pictures of Blytheville, Arkansas and national Jaycce officers and activity reviews of clubs throughout the slate. While tlie official convention opening is scheduled for Friday morning, there will he pre-conven- p s tipn meetings of thc awards anc ' Mbininaling committees Thursday ;mcrnoon at the Hotel Noble, scene of most of the conclave's activities Final arrangements on conventions procedures will bo made at a dinner-meeting of Ihe State Boan of Directors at 5 o'clock Thursday afternoon. The convention will get underway at 9 a.m. Friday with registratioi of visiting Jaycces in the Hotel No ble lobby. Continued discussions o the awards and nominating com mittees will occupy the remainde of the morning. These committee will pick winners of awards to club activities,during the past yea and select candidates for stale of fices to be filled for 1947 durin the three-day convention. Beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, th visiting Jaycees will open an af ternnrwi of recreation offering a air tour at the Municipal Alrpor golf at the Country Club or infor mal social gatherings at the Jayce club rooms or the Legion .Hut.^ Reception for Gov. Fotsom A reception for CJov. James (Big Jim> Folsorii 'of Alabaman-will be held at B o'clock at the Hotel Noble followed at 7 o'clock by a din- ,fe-r at which he will be Ihe princi- spcakcr. Red Cross Aids Tornado Injured Jed Cross Dcnois Give $17,798 Mississippi County Campaign Leaders Issue Final Reports Mississippi Countians contributed >11,798.')8 to the 1347 American lied Dross financial campaign last month o exceed the county's quota by $1,200.48, it was revealed loday in lina! •eports of contributions. North Mississippi County exceed ?i ts $10.092 goal by $871.48 while ii the South half of the county, the quota of 56500 wenl "over the top" by $329. Lloyd Godley. fund chair man for South Mississippi • Count) reported this week that corUribn tlons were slill being received there Of thc nearly $11.000 given b; North Mississippi Comity contribu tors. $6672.12 was collected in Bly thcvllle. The total amount conlrib utcd by residents of 32 ouliyint, communities in the North hall o Ihe county was $4297.30. On tho basl of Ihese colleclions, Blylhcvilie ex- Tlicsi? members of the >Yii-hit:i, Kan., Keil Cross .staff today held the £r:ilUnite of tornado survivors ii the Woudwaril, Okla., area where 83 persons were killed earlier Ihis week and hundreds of ollar.-, injiiu-i in a storm \vhicli swept across parts of two stule.s it uishlg heavy damage. INKA Tflculidlo ) Woodward ,Huries Slorm Victims WOODWARD. OXla.. April 12. (UP)—Ravaged Woodward, where B3 of thc 140 Tcxus-Oklahoma tornado victims died, sealed istelf of:', , , ,, .,„,,,. ,,, from the curious today and began «' trom the streets. The blocks will burying its dead. Fifteen funerals were scheduled loday. Others will Ije held Sunday. ceeded its quota of $6006 by and (.he outlying communities surpassed their total goal of $403 f j by $211.36. North Mississippi County Fund Chairman Noble Gill, Blylhi.ville Chairman J. L. Gunn, Outlying Community Chairman Jerry Pos and Chickasawba District Hed Cress Executive Secretary Mrs. Floyd Ilar- alson today expressed Iheir thank? and appreciation of work done during the campaign bv drive workers. Figures for lilythcvillc Amounts collected by Dlytheville drive workers from the section's of the city assigned them follow: Jimmie Sanders and Ben Henderson, wholesale and industrial district, $1091.20. J. V. Dates, Sixth St. to Broadway $115.50. Otho Staiificld, Broadway to Rail$560.25. Applebaum, Railroad to Second St. S812.00. W. J. Pollard and Jimmy Stevenson, Second St. to First St. $826.75. Murray Smart and L. S. Hartzo t *_iuiu road, $ Louis The four major ichurches have cancelled Sunday School and regular Sunday services. i up for Ihe city's homeless. Ho:id blocks were set t:p lo pie-' The Santu Fe Railroad rushed vent motorists from corning info LR u ' n |^ um ^1'f i °'.'\ l . 1 . t .- llic area until the debris Is clear- |0] . ^.^ncy calls In'^uml^o'il'!"" Miss immunization of the C.COil •remain i:p Sunday. | survivors wns undcmvny lo lessen Ilnln poured down on tlie strick- th" 'i"n<:er of a typhoid .epidemic, en city ( |urini; the night, damaging Dozens of llic Injured remained exposed buiidiniis with roofs ripped in , _____ ^.,1 and the death oft and wetting the 300 tents set toll was expected to rise gradually. Cotton Growers To Meet Monday Foreign Marketing Specialist- to Speak At Osceola Session Anniversary oi FDR's Death Observed; Truman in Tribute I'y MKKKIMAN SMITH United 1'ioss U'hllc HDUSC lirpniti-r ^VASI^^ T GTON, April 12. (U.I'.)—President Tni began liis third year in office today, a better than oclds-on OTOEQLA, Apr. 12.—Mississippi County cotton growers will be given first hand information of the world cotton situation at a meet- home to Missouri and vUJl his all- ing of growers here Monday, it I IIIR, 91-year-old mother. He will de- was announced today by n. C. liver a radio tribute this afternoon fiivorito for reiioiiiiiuiUon in ]!M8 and more si"'o of tliiin at any time since lie was catapulted into the \Vliiln HOUKC by the death of Franklin D. Uooscvolt. Mr. Ti'iimnn put aside [elephoneStrike, A* End ol Week, Far From Settled Conciliators Seek New Poaco Formula To Offer Disputants WASH'INT.TON. April 12, (UP) — Formal nentillatlons lo end the nnUon-wlde telephone strike nil bill cnlUipscd todiiy nnd federal ined- laltns searched de»periilely for u nr-w pence- formula in the slx-day- olcl walkout. ' Ij'ij-.t slender lirpes nf an I'timc- dlate .settlement faded last nliihl whrn I hi' long distance afMIin'.e of Uie slrlklim telephone- uiiton Ig- nornl a mldnU'ht dendUne for accepting a "final" offer by manure HK-lll. The American Telrphone ,V, Tel- <H-r;i]ih Co. Immediately withdrew Us offer, dedartiin Ihr next step -.VMS rp to Ihe American Union of Telephone- Workers. The union, icpresrnllnit abuut 20.COO of t!ie nul Inn's :I20,CQO strikers, suld tt lind no plans to request a renev'- I of negotiations. l)e:plte the .stnteiniUe. nnssiuillly f e:nl\ - While House tnleri-cntion wind slim. While I lie national iiiclnri- retained clouded, local iirltieinent:; were reiiehed In two widely sr.ia- rnttM sections of Ihe coiinlV' 1 . The Klirrman. Tex., Telephone Co rc- umveii It s union contract and •1.0110 members of the Inde)iendent Kiii- nli'e Stale Telephone Union ended the upslale Nr-'.v York walkout with an infolU'iUinn iiiiveeinem. 'For the most part, .however, local Defoliations were no more fnillfu! tlinii the conferences In Wnshlnnlon. In New Jersey. Iliree women union leaders surrendered to police t» fr-ve n ccuii't lent of that stale's blllei'ly contested now law against utility strikes. Federal conciliators in Wiv.hlni'.- ton were snid In fie b:i.sln;c their linne of l)ihi|!lni! thc A. T. and T. nnd thr: key long lines union I'ack Into iiegrMlaUan on ft new compromise prc-imnl. It wns liell:vcd lo Drastic Bill lo Curb Labor Unions Okayed By House Committee WASHINGTON, April 12. (U.P.)— Tlie House Labor Committee today approved n Republican-drafted bill clamp. iiiK liKlit. restrict inns on Inlior unions. Tlie vote \VHS 1H to -I, with three Democrats supporting the lfj Ueiniljlicwi mcnibei'H in approving" Kidnap Victim for the anniversary weekend to fly 5t raln-thc major .strikes In the nu- P 'Special entertainment will fellow 1st St. East SB31.00. wrratling match to be held at 8 Melvm Halsell. suburban retail o'clock at the Legion Arena and at I 11 o'clock members of the Exhausted Roosters club—an alumni or-, gnnizatlon of Jaycees over 35 — will be hosts at a stag party. •> Saturday's convention activities will open with a business meeting at 9:00 am. in the Mirror Room of thc Noble. State President Ben c Posey of crossctt will prside, present his report and announce appointments. Three forums will get underway at 10:30. The forums and presiding Jaycces include ihoso on Leadership Training, C. C. Torbett of Morrilton; public Relations, Charles Carlcn of Little Rock; and Club Administration, E. B. Sparks of Fort Smith. Gov. Ben Lancy will be guest of lioruir and principal speaker at a lunclicnn at 12:30 p.m. hi thc Hotel Nellie Mirror Room. Sidney McMath nf lint Springs, prosecuting attorney of Garland Couri| ly, will sl lso be a guest speaker at this luncheon. The business meeting will reconvert at 2 o'clock -and three more toilets will be conducted. They will be forums on A-.varri;. directed by L. E. Timicll of El Dorado: Ex»tension. T. J. Bailey of Blytheville; and Project Promotion, Jack owinn of Sheridan. A reception for John Ben Shepherd 'of Texas, a national vice president of the U. S. Junior Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for 5 o'clock. Mr. Shepherd will be principal speaker at the conven- lion dinner at 0:30. At this dinner, presentation of awards earned by clubs for 1946 activities will be mnde. The second day of the state meeting will be capped with the Convention Ball at 9 o'clock at Ihe main exhibit building in the fair grounds in Walker Park. Owen Elkins and his orchestra will provide the dance music. To Attend Worship Service After attending churches of their Sec CONVF.NTION on rage J district, $222.00. Mrs. Vernon THomasson, First Stickmon, Second ] work that needs to be. done for • cotton, by organization, -by experiment stations, by Extension Service and others. Other visitors who will outline various phases of thc cotton situ- Fruit Growers' Packing Plant Damaged by Fire ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 12 (UP)—A raging fire swept through flip million-dollar Fruit Growers' '•SSyress " lant today and fire-fighting equipment from throughout northern Virginia whs called to the scene. It was estimated damage would run higher than $100,000. Origin of the b!a7c was not known. Ward $227.25. Mrs. Lloyd Ward, $625.45. Mrs. Rupert. Crafton, Third Ward, $260.50. B. M. Ivy, colored residential section $336.00. Mrs. William Lawshe, booths $249.22. Miscellaneous office contributions $15.00. Total, 56612.12. Contributions from outlying communities and drive workers ill charge of colleclions follow: Yarbro, Milton Bunch, S152.50. Promised Land, R. L. Uaincs, $183.50. Forty and Eight, W. A. Lewis, $60.50. Pawhecn, A. R. Gilford. $5000. Half Moon, Mrs. If. C. Buck, S'i7. Dogwood Ridge, Luther Thompson. $33.50. . Whistlcville, Mrs. Mavis Setllc- mire, $111.50. Dell, Dave W. Cranford, SS-iS.CB. Lost Cane, A J. Lewis, $143.50. Biackwater. J. V. Waddell am! R. C. Whitney. $60. Roseland, Mrs. A. E. Miller, S121. Boyiiton, A. P. Weaver, $40 Flat Lake, $5. Number Nine, Charles C, Langston, $155. Manila, C. W. Tipton. Mrs. Madise Brown, W. W. Fowler and A. E. Me- Culley, $915.88. Armorcl, R. II. Nichols and Marion Dyer, $204.25. Gosncll, M. E. Cook, $11.nO. Lcachville, Wayne Taylor and Atherton Heltt, 4$95.75. Calumet, $2.00. Huffman, Eddie Hawaii, S6fi.r>o. Barfleld. J. C. Ellis Jr., $90. Rocky, Norman Bailey and Roy Roddy, $100.50. Clear Lake, J. A. Hayncs and T. J. Green, $140. Brown Spur, Barnie nnd Elmer Threlkcld, $44. Box Elder, G. E. Buck, $173.60. Lone Oak, Erby Hodge. S62. Tomalo, E. E. Slam and Sam Tinman, $22. Keece, E. H. Caldwell, $51 Milligan Ridge, J. W. Caudill. G. I. Byrd and Miss Helen Faulkner $34.00. Burdctte. Hays Sullivan, S163.30. New Libcrly, Lngronne Whittle $54.00. Total, $4297.36. Grand Total, $10,969.48. Maloch, county agent. The program will Ijegin at 10 : a.m. P. K. Norris* United States Ue- qartment of Agriculture Foreign Maifceting- Spscialist; will bo 'the principal Spcnkiir/'Hc \will al.;o answer Questions, in the discussion by the farmers. JJr. Maloch staled. The discussion will be led b> Charles ,R. Coleman. chairman (if the South Mississippi 'Counts' agricultural planning committee. In the discussion pariocl farmers lire- sent, will bo asked to discu.-y> the to Mr. Roosevelt. - : . The President left at 8 a.m. for Grandview, Mo.> his mother's home; -He will visit with his moUur who is recuperating froViVa ' early nflVrnoon, Kansas City. lb.cn retary of- the Arkansas Fan reau Federation, J. E. Hite. agro- hip, until drive into His tribute to Mr. icooscvel'. will be broadcast nationally beginning nt •1:40 p.m. (EST). He will talk for about three minutes. Mr..Truman is scheduled to ic- lurn lo Washington by plnin Sun^ day afternoon. According lo his physician, the President is In excellent physical condition. His staff and advisers fcc^lhat !>i» political star is shining bngnter ns compared with Ihe dark Rluom ly immediately after thc Republican landslide last November. nomist with thc Bureau of Pl.int Aml judging from Mr. Trii'nuiVs ' '"' Industry: Claude L. Welch, National Cotton Council representative, and Walter May. president County Farm of the Crittendcn Bureau. Byrd's Flagship To South Pole to Dock on Potomac WASHINGTON. April 12. IUP) — The U. S. S. Mt. Olympus, flagship of the Byrd c^edition to the Antarctic, will dock at thc U. S. Naval gun factory on Temperature Drops Temperatures here yesterday traveled over a range of 26 decree; from a high yesterday of 74 decrees t,i a low during last nigh! of 4B degrees, according to Rober E. Blaylork, official weather server. Mothers' Day Proclaimed By President Truman WASHINGTON. April 12, (UP) — President Truman todav proclaimed Sunday, May H, as Mother's Day. Potomac at lo a.m. Monday, Navy announced today. A'ward the ship returning from the Antarctic will be Rear Admirals Richard E. Byrd and Richan H. Cruzen, thc expedition's force commander. 'Secretary of Navy James Por- restal and Fleet .Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, chief of naval operations. were scheduled to welcome home thc ship. recent demeanor in public iinpeir- anecs, he is in high, confident, spirit. 1 ;. He was more sure-footed in his last three press-radio conferences than he has been in months. The President has come a long way and learned a lot Hbmn the burdens of the presidency .-since I ho fateful afternoon of April I'J. 1015, when Mr. Roosevelt was .stricken at the. Little While House in Waim Springs. Ga. Two hours and minutes later, Mr. Roosevelt died nnd Mr. Truman, thc mild-mannered Missouri product of the Pendergast machine, was "Mr. President." Weathers Many Crises Since that time, he har> iK'en through periods of lremcndo;r; tomobile, steel, meat, railroad and etml industries. Ho has founil himself embroiled in bitter I tional arguments over the bomb, the United Nations, the threat of Russian expansion In Ihe Ne.ir East and the muddled pulltlcnl sil- nntlon in China. . : . According to Ills closest filoml:, Mr. Truman has prawn with ctirli crisis, not only in sclf-conlldcnco hut in national stature. Thut. of course. is u partisan viewpoint Inn. tlie President's friends suptnrt lll,?lr thesis by pointing to recent natlon:il polls showing Truman stock on the rise ' again nftcr taking a severe drop last Pnll.' Mr. Truumn also has learned lo take criticism with a more pliil):,- opliic view Ihan lie llrsl displayed In the early days when his admtn- istrnlion was taking a bcatlnn from Republlcims and some Democrats, as well. Most Democrats regard as ft lorc- Ronc conclusion that the Pre.iiclent will run for a second term. But before election time conic* :-.rnund again, he faces a numb?r o[ difficult hurdles, the most ]>res.s':n^ of which are reducing prices and in-e- venting serious nationwide .strikes: Thousands Visit FI>K's (irnvc HYDK PARK, N. Y.. Apnl 12. (UP)—Humble thousands from all parts of the nation jammed '.hr: Roosevelt family estate loduy r.nd filed slowly Ihrough the (tui^', raso garden to decorate llic grave of the late President who died two y2ars ago. Hyde Park wns the center o[ memorial services held throughout llr; country on the .second annivcu.ar-y of Franklin D. Roosevelt's dcruti at Warm Springs, Ga. lurnrporalc the best co'icrt.slon.i by bitli llic fompjiny and union in the various local negotiations. ^Superstition Runs Riot in China With Fears for General's Health By Cool Weather Fruit Outlook Good In Arkansas, Crop Reporters Disclose LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April (Ul'i—The Arkiinsiis Crop He]iort- ing service today predicted n winter wheat crop of 29'2.001) bushels for (he stale. The estimate was based upon conditions as o[ April 1. Production in 1940 wns 420,ono bushels. Average production from lEKlG-lo 1945 is '135.000 bushels. The planting of early Irish I taloes in Arkansas, Ihe report mid, was delayed by cool dry weather n rid i lint fi.\v were up by April 1. The April 1 ie]iortcd condition was 71 per cent of nurniiil. the same as Ille !!):«>-IOSS average, but 10 points, below the condition Inst April 1. All kinds of Arkansas fruit crops came through Ihe severe winter In very good condition but arc about I WD weeks iiile because of thc retarded .Miring. The April I condition of Arkansas peaches, 'he report said, is 7B per cent cif normal compared with 8f> per cent n year ago and the 19:«i-l!M5 iivcr.igc of 07 per cent. The report .siiid pastures arc Inle this spring. Their condition on April 1 was 55 !<(.•>• cent of normal c/nn].,-ired with M per cent a year ago and 11 per cent, for the 193(i- '15 average. Mary Ann Kuhon, G-yctirs-old, who was kidnaped from n Ohlcnun l.oardliiff house almost two yeius ago, IIHH been found safe In New Orleans. She was found wllh M- ycar-old William a. Puller, a professional .skater.' Fuller apparently totik the elilld lo work'With liim In hie skathiit net. Thc Fill took i'2 months to trace Mary Ann. The .illciicd, kidnaper has born chrtrgcd with kidnuplnt; an'.r unlawful ilHjhl. (NBA Tolcpluto tlia The mousurc, .scheduled fof flp'or consldcrnllon next week, Is rtimcd nt preventing nntlonwlda strikes. It would ftfoollsh industry-wide bargaining, oiitluw the closed 'shop and ' rcfiulro 15-day "coolinp-ofr periods- enforcer! by coxirt injiinc- llons—In dfcputca in vi'.il Industries. . • Hartley (nrcdlctcd house pissate nt Ihe [hill by nral Frul,iy He aiknowlfd^cd lluii th'i Spiud: prubibly will adept a milder hill Inii salil Ms committee's measure "»1H H>i vigorously dvfrnilcd on the i<iari |of |ihe {House when we Ki-t to vonfcrei'ice \vlth thei.'gen- ute. 11 House committee attlon canio as J-'.rnalo Republicans' went Into cnn- fei'^nce to discuss ilnloi control leul-ihitlon. .The. JScna-te'tabor Committee hns been , meeting in cxe- ctilivc session lhe'',past fe-'.v days- to draft Its bill. ,. Ufartlcy predicted tMt his con- miltce's (jlll would,:riot..be .toned down when It .reaches thc House Iloor Tuesday. It any clv.uises rtre tnnrto by thc'House, he slid, ihcy will >b^ In the Direction, of exeh strnnurr restrictions on inilan?. "If thrre Is n change, it. will be in thc direction of even nrohlblt- Imt Ihe union shop," Hartley said. As reproved by .the coinjnltteo, the bill would .riefr^it a union'shop In some cases, but' 1 not a closed shnn. Hartley sa'<l In Trpljr in a, qiics- (Inn itliut t|io bill "abnolutrlv" wniild.tiar 'a pitrlkc hy (lolin I*. Ii'jwls' iSnfl coal -miners i5nljr 1 when itho bnlncs arc irturned lo private qwntrs by the £over)t- mcnt. i . "That would be an unlawful ron- ccrtcd activity," Hfcrtley Mid. t Ma said the miners eduld be enjoined, Uie operators could sue tlie United Mine Workers ' hts for one Moscow Parley Bears Little Fruit Vishinsky Claims Marshall Has Yielded On Reparations Issue dent Truman bsforc it go DID floor. •'When this bill !s finally de- ibatcd and the people of the nation realize. that it was "written /primarily In the Interests of the pv r Jllc and tho workers rcflizo it •will restore some of^the rights they havo lost, I • bclla^i) the president will see his way clear to sign 11," Hartley siiid. N. Missco Scout (U r>.>_ Leaders Confer; /%££•___, WTllCerS BY WAI.TKK. I.OGAN Unite,] l*rc.ss Staff Cnrrfsiinndrnt NAKING, April 12. — This inny prove hard for Westerners to understand but a wave of concern is sweeping China's little people today because Naking'.s soothsayers are Rites to Be Conducted Monday for Mrs, Cu/p Funeral scrvircs will b2 held nt 11 a.m. Monday in Carr Funeral Predicting that death Is near for Home, Thaycr, Mo., for Mrs. C. W. Gc " Chiang Kai-shek. Gulp of Mammoth Spring, Ark., Tnc prediction of the soothsayers who died at her homo in Mam- ; has gained wide belief among the moth Spring this morning. She WAS ordinary Chinese mnn - in - tlie- 85. street, thc ricksha pullers, (he small In ill health for the past seve- merchants, the low-paid govcrn- ral years, Mrs. Gulp 18 months, mcnt clerks. ago, had sold her hotel in Mam- These Chinese believe implicity moth Spring, which she had op-' in llic word of the soothsayers and. erntcd for 35 ycais. She was well e'ven more surprising to Western known in Blytheville, where she minds, a feeling of impending dis- often visited her niece, Mrs. W. L-.| aster also has spread to other Crnfton and family, Mr. and Mrs. Crafton and children \\ill leave tomorrow for Mam-, moth Spring to be with her mo~" cr, Mrs. Janie Hcuson and her ... annt. Miss Louise SDaips, both of b > - - thc whom made their home with Mrs. Gulp. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy, scat- N. Y. Cotton NEW YORK, April 12. (UPl — Cotton closed steady: opin high low close March .: 2828 2631 3812 2830 tercd thundershowcrs today and in July south partion early tonight:'cool-'Oct. cr today and -tonight, continued Dee. _„-,.«_ cr '°' Suiulny. May 3462 3482 3427 3148 3266 3270 3227 32f,0 2958 2058 2930 2946 2880 2880 2830 2867 Spnls closed .15,21 down l(i. What worries them more Is the Brncralfs-simo's display of filial piely just observed at Gcnghu:i. his native place 100 miles south of Shanghai. His Easier visit there was most unusual. Not only did he sweep the graves of his father and mother but also those of his leaser rclalives. And he swept them r;ara clean. Then too they notice he has taken up thc sludy of his gencology to make sure that his family tree Is In order, or Ihe first time be visited neighboring villages to cull on his distant relatives. Chang Chen—as the generalissimo Is known to those closest to nini —Is described as n "changed man." burdened not only by the cares of state but also by thc wearying war of extinction against the Communists. They say 'that his fecont filial activities Indicate he believes the years arc catching up with him. The soothsayers say only disaster can follow. ters have Veen placed in juxttiposl- So far there have been nci unus- -tlon with the signs of the tlvt- <*' i ual activities because of this con- lire water earth, wood and viclion except for the fact that every conversation among thc Chinese ends with llic phrase: classes of Chinese, educated as well as unschooled. Tills .strange quirk in Chinas affairs has nriscn out of the study soothsayers of the. <ts!ht Chinese characters which give the year, month, day and hour of Chiangs birth. The eignl clnrac- MOSCOW, April- 12. Andrei Vlshlnsky of Russia clulif- cd loday Ihat Gen. George C. Marshall, by advancing a compromise offer, had acknowledged llic A meeting or • the North Missis- Soviet Union's right to reparation,; si|>pi County nhtrict Ol the Boy from current production In Ger- Scouts of America w»s he^d last ninny—"Jitst what we have been "'S 1 ' 1 ' m lh e. office of ;.tho-Noblr- flglilliib' for." j OJ" ^l',^ 6 ABm< <y lu lhc Olcn Vishinsky, Soviet deputy foreign "officers "fu| chairman of the va minister, blnnicd the failure of thc | OU5 committees for the comL, East ami West to reconcile their vollr woro announced at the mcct- inajor differences on lack of tin- jug. . . . dcrslnndlnn nnd lack of common They arc: Ncf)!e Oil!, president; wishes. Jerry Poe. vice-president; organi- The expression of the Soviet, ration and extension committee, J. attitude care ivt the end o! llio hv g ,• , ) rrs.s lO.HCi- R, • CouncU o , t7 , i , , Vlshlnsky held eiicc noteworthy for his deftness at !iarryin K riuestions and lor nil Imiiassiolicd defense of British Pol- Louis Cherry, chairman; advancement committee, Cecil Lowe," cliair- inan; health and safety committee, Fred Stcndninn, chairman; camping and activities committee, Hupert Craflon, -chairman; leadership nnd training committee, Oscar Fcndlcr, chairman: finance com- The combination, the soot!is.iyc rs reported, means that "death is -The Chinese who believe I Ins superstition also say that Chim'ff docs not appear as healthy as usual and that his complexion is sallmv. "What goes?" happen when he Arkansas Utility Buys Big Power Plant From WAA WASHINGTON. April 12. (UP) — Tiic War Assets Administration .said today It has sold the L-.ikc Catherine steam clcolrl; power penrrallng |>!ant at Jones Mills, Ail:., to the Arkansas Power and Ijiaht CO. for $C;5,CGO cash. A. P. & L. will spend more than' $3,80:,CM on Ihe Incomplete plant, cr.lsijiishir-s a cnpacily of not less than !>5,CCO kilowatts, War Assets reported. The power ;vill toe sold lo Rcy- nold.s Metals Co., opcralor under lc:ise of the pntlines of the Aluminum plant at Jones Mill. N. Y. Stocks I'inal Stork Prices: A T K: T Amrr Tobacco .... /Miaconrir, Copper n»th Steel Chrysler . Clcn Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward s: ,, .. 1C! 1-8 N Y Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel : 37 7-8 87 1 2 01 'it 3-8 SO 1-8 54 3-4 15 7-d H2 or. «al Dctricli, field executive for lll = Northeast Arkansas 'Area was l' rc ' ic . 11 . t ^ »'<•• meeting. Another . iK H ** iicea. icy in Germany by a reporter for n ,uice. L. G. Nnsbl chairman; ami the I,ondon Daily Herald, organ j. 1r k Finlcy Robinson, commissioli- of thc Labor Party. i Vishinsky contended that Marshall's compromise offer for limited reparations from Germany's current production admitted thc principle for which lhc Soviets were fighting. Reparations w(-re n! basic Issue in llio drafting o'. the | German treaty, and disagreement on ths'.t Issue was largely repson- r.lble for the .skimpy achievements of the conference. "A German treaty without adequate reparations for thc Soviet Union would be' like a imn without a heart," Vishinsky said. That was his answer to a question whether thc Soviets ivoul'l agree to a treaty not fulfillin their demand for $10,000,000,000 worth of reparations. The foreign minister!! council ends its fifth week "of debate lo- day in which one of the. few ron- crclc results has been disclosure of secret agreements nnd proposals made In the Big Three wartime conferences. Hardly a day passes withoiti. n reference to what was said or dune nt Tehran, Moscow, Yalla or Potsdam much of it never before disclosed. The 'trend early in the conference forced the American and British governments to make public nil remaining secret agreements Generally it's agreed It will mean Radio chaos—and probably many hitler etitdebakcr . .. years before China again will 'be Standard of N J on the road to national, unity and Packard Sh'rllRlH. D 3-4 of nil conferences. There is 5 .. 23 3-8 feeling in some quarters-here thai 8 1-tt thc present tendency to refer back .. 1 ft 5-8 to secret conversations miv force .. 65 1-2 eventual publication In some for-n 6 I of at least a summary of SOTT.O US Steel ." fi« 3-4 discussions al those ,iwetl:ig-i. Invitations Ready -.for Special UN Assembly LAKE SUCCESS. N. Y., April 12. (UP)—Unilcd Nations Headquarters will summon a special session of the General Assembly today, set- Ing April 18 for the start of debate on Palestine's future. Invitations to the first special meeting were ready for immediate mailing to the 55 United Nations, along with n bctwcen-the-ltnes plea that they send small delegations and stick to one small step In the big job o{ solving the Holy Land crisis. The special meeting wns called at Ihe request of Great Britain, which has despaired of settlliij the issue without UN help. The British have not yet ngreed. however, to abide by any UN decision. Child is Electrocuted; Touches Dangling Wire EENTOX, Ark., April 12. (UP) — Funeral services .Were.; held here today for 12-year-old" ;Marj- Brotherton, who .was electrocuted yesterday when she picked up a fallen wire, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Brothcrton who live near Benton. Gus Holland, a neighbor, found the girl's body alter 'she «fp»rent- ly had picked vp the wire which had been blown down 6y a high wind.

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