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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 103 Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JULY 23, 19-19 EIGHT PAGES AAorley Stresses Responsibility 6f U.S. Citizenship State Revenue Official Speaks Before Jaycees in Blytheville "A democracy such as that in tli c United States cannot be defeated in the struggle for supremacy between state and individual but it can lose by default," Arkansas Revenue Commissioner Dean R. Morley said here last night in an address stressing the responsibilities and obligations of citizens under a democratic form of self-government. Speaking to the Blytheville Jim-+ lor Chamber of Commerce at its Polio Case Total Increased to 95 annual installation banquet in the New Jaycee clubhouse on North Seconrf Street, Mr. Morley pointed out thnt along with the rights cherished by American citizens, they have acquired responsibilities of observance of law mid adherance to the constitutional form of government. Indifference of nuny citizens and their neglect of personal responsibilities involved in self-government brought the warning from Mr. Morley that democracy can only lose the state-individual strucele for supremacy by default. He said: "It can lose only if our people deny through indifference and neg- — their personal responsibilities for its security and growth. "Our danger lies not so much in a Fifth Column whose enmity • is avowed. It lies in a First Column ot well-meaning American citizens —a First Column of inconscionable men who are 100 per cent Americans in their daily protestations and 10 per cent citizens in their daily routine of neglect." Mr. Morley also cited responsibilities of government and leadership on national and world levels. "This country," he said, "is now lit the place In history where she musl, whether she likes it or not, • ssume world leadership, and that carries with it world responsibility. "And you can't assume world responsibility with out paying for it But I do not mean in dollars and cents. I mean paying for it in moral and spiritual discipline. , '"If we are to demand that the ' r est of the. world /-espe/t law,,,fhen VrX-Jica herself iui^t respect it." ,. '.Pointing out that "our people are not by tiDt-.lre or by practice marked , by a very great respect for law," Mi-. Morley quoted Judge Learned Hand New Jork jurist. Judge Hand, Mr. .Morley quoted, said that perhaps Americans rest, their hopes too much on .constitutions, laws and vX See MORLEY on Page 8 CommitteePuts Okay on Stiff Anti-Red Bill WASHINGTON, July 23. Wi—A bill to clamp down on Red organizations and slap heavy penalties on persons who filch government secrets has been approved by a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee. It would: 1. Require registration of all Communist and Communist-front organizations. 2. Deny federal employment and passports to Communists. 3. Require Communist literature and broadcasts to be so labeled. 4. Make it a crime to conspire to bring about a foreign-dominated dictatorship in the United States. 5. Set a 'miximum penalty of S10- 000 fine and 10 years In prison for passing secret government docu- New Coses Result In Further Delay In Opening Schools Poliomelytis cases in Mississippi County took another jump today, with two previously unreported cases and two new cases, bringing the total to 95. and 50 of the case;, have been brought under observation in the last 23 clays. Nita Faye Roland, three, of Manila, and Donald Wayne Master eight months, of Leachville. were taken to Little Rock yesterday. Nita Fmye is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Roland, and was sent to the University Hospital The Master child, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Master was admitted to the Baptist Hospital and placed in the isolation ward. Dr. T. T. Ross, slate health officer, yesterday rrpeattd his warning that the bad months, according to the past experience, could still be ahtad, and he ad- vistd further delays In opening of schools. Along with the announcement Dr. Ross issued a request that registered nurses who were availabli for post-polio work, report to thi health unit here. He said tha nurses would be needed in Mississippi county fpr two months at least to do toijrw 'fp wot-,, on pollc victims. Mrs. Ernest Rogers, 21, of Manila was taken to the Univxersity Hos pital in Little Rock, Thursday, and the other unreported case was Ronald Hannon, two, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hannon of Driver Grove Community. near-Blytneville. Mrs. Annable Fill, North Mississippi County Health Nurse, today made application for the Hannon child to be sent to the Convalescent Cenler at Jacksonville for post-polio treatment. Others to be sent today include Stanley Mask, two, son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Mask of Blytheville, and Frankie Poff, 7. son of Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Poff. also of Blytheville. bolh families live at the Air Base. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Foreign —Courier News rhoto. SCENES FROM JAYCEE INSTAIJ.ATION BANQUET—Activities at tile Junior Chamber of Commerce installation banquet last night in the new Jaycee clubhouse included the formal change of club administration, presentation of honorary memberships and merit awards and an address by Arkanaa,' Revenue Commissioner Dean R. Morley. At top lelt is w. R. Nicholson of Osceola, president ot thc Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce, who installed the new Blytheville officers. At top right, William H Wyatt, (left) outgoing president, turns over his office to the new president, Roland Bishop. Mr. Morley h shown during his talk in the photo at lower left. He was introduced by Rep. Jimmie Edwards, shown at lower right. In the lower center panel are the three recipients of honorary memberships; Harold Sitdburj (upper left inset); Mayor Doyle Henderson (upper right inset); and B. A. Lynch (lower center inset). '"• •*• , , • State Revenue Commissioner Hurls Challenge at His Critics Arkansas Revenue Commissioner Dean R. Morley last niglit vehemently denied thev, is any way that "any kind" of state lk|tior license can be "bought" as he replied to cliarg es hurled at him in a stinging editorial published yesterday in n Little Rock newspaner Denarlilie frnm hi* nrpiinrpri nri_ X incuts to Communists agents. 6. Extend the statute of llmita- Kp in such cases to 10 years -.-senator Mundt (R-SDi. author of the bill, said the last two provisions were added in response to a letter to the Senate from Attorney General Tom Clark asking that internal security laws be tightened. Officers Still Seeking Embezzlement Suspect OZAHK. July 23-W-Authoritie, .throughout the southwest today .still had a watchful eye out for one of two conractors charged with embezzling the payroll ol a government dnm construction project. A charge of embezzlement lias been filed against Orion Joseph Lewis or 0/ark. He has been reported missing since July 12 after cashing B sIS.700 government check. The money was to have been used to pay worekrs at thc Hulah Damsite near Bartlesville. Okla. Deputy Prosecutor Jonah Yatcs jtttcrday Hied a similar charge a- f%nst Lewis' partner. Mose Smalley. Lewis and Smalley had a contract to clear" land near the damsile. Blytheville Fliers Plan Series of Good Will Trips Fifteen planes will leave Blytheville early tomorrow, carrying 20-passengers to Gilbertsville, Ky., Marshall Blackard. airport manager announced today. ! Mr. Blackard said that the planes i were starting a series of good will i flights in order that fliers in other cities would become acquainted with the airport facilities of the Blytheville field. The outing tomorrow is under the direction of Hicks Yarbrough. manager of the Blytheville Plying Service. Gilbertsville is a resort town In Marshall County. Those planning to pilot planes are: Dr. I,. L. Hubencr. C. V. Sebaligh, Harold Sudbury. Sam Owens. Paul Bradley. W. M Johnson of Luxora Percy Wright. Harry Weectman[ Harold Wright. W. O. Reeves, Fred Steadman. Floyd Seay George Cone of Osceola. and Ernest Halsell. Their passengers will Include: Mr. Black•ii-d. Gene Dickinson. J. R. Johnson. BUI Crawford and Mr. Yarbrough. They will return to Blytheville tomorrow night. Departing from his prepared address at the Junior chamber of Commerce installation banquet! Mr. Morley challenged his accusers to prove charges of irregularities in administration of the new liquor, export license law or in tile act itself 'Tmiict me If you can prove thc:fc? accusations but don't crucify me on a cross of rumor and slander," the former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent declared. Criticizes Crilirs "There is no way—financially or through political expediency—Hint anyone can buy any kind of liquor license in Arkansas." he asserted. The editorial, published in the Arkansas Gazette, severely criticized passage of the export license law fpasscd by the 194!) General Assembly) as well as its administration by Commissioner Morley. Thc law authorizes export of liquor from Arkansas and levies a tax on ,U1 liquor sent out ot thc state. Most of the criticism lay in the fact that among the export firms first licensed were two lora- School Finance Discussed by Administrators About 30 school administrate from St. Francis, Cralghead ai.,. Mississippi County last light discussed thc 1949-50 and 1050-51 financial budgets for the various school districts, at a meeting at thc Wonder Clly Cafe in West Memphis. John Mayes, county school supervisor, snid today that attention was called to the fact that nil budgets must be publicized prior to thc July 29 deadline. Methods of publicizing the budgets were discussed last night. School budgets must be advertised 'ublic Housing 'reject Okayed For Blytheville Agency Set Up Back In 1939 Gets Okay From Regional Office Blyllieville's proposed ?f>00,- 000 public housing project, vhich lins been in the pluri- ling singe for about ten years, •estertlny received an official tump of approval from the 'eclcnil government. J. Mell Brooks, secretary-trcns- irer of the niyinevine Housing Au- hority. said he was notified by II '. Vinson. director of the Fort Vorth, Tex., divisional office of the ^ublic Housing Administration, hat the project here had become lie first in the division to receive ipprovnl following passage of thc lousing bill by Congress. The project will provide low-cost lousing for 80 Blytheville families and will be located on a nine-acre racl bounflcri on the south by the )!d Jonesboro r.ake City and Eastern Railroad right of way and or he east by South Tenth Street. Approximately 100 feet of the property fronts on South Division 40 Buildings Planned The project was Initiated In l»3! but was blocked In 1941 when building materials were frozen. However, thc Blytbevllle authority which is currently headed by R. E Blaylock and consists of B. G. West Paul piyor, Mclvln Halsell and Mr Brooks, kept the program alive am has several times revised plans tc meet government specifications. U.S. Branson, architect for In local board, said the units will BV erage 4.2 rooms mid will consls of one, two nnd three bedroon duplexe.i. Forty of the one-story, brick dil plexes are to be erected, Mr. Bran son snid. The units will use electricity am gas for cooking and heating am occupants will have access to play grounds and ample sparking space Mr. Brooks said the duplexes wil be available to white families win qualify under the provisions o housing regulations. .Consider rroject for Negroes It Ls understood that annual In come and number of persons h the family of an applicant will b of prime Importance In govcrnlni renting of the units. The original survey of housin needs In Blytheville showed a clef Inlte need for such a project fo both white nnd Negro families. Mi Churchill Asks Overthrow of Labor Regime of Socialists in Britain Is Assailed by Wartime Leader WOLVERHAMPTON, Kng., ,j.,,l y 23 (AP)—Winston .hurchill asserted today that the British Labor government as led Britain into "imminent peril" of Communism and itUionnl bankruptcy. 'f'he conservative party leader said mi economic collapse """'"K which would "carry many other nations with us nto chaos and communism." In a major policy speech prepared or n party rally at the Wolvcr- laniplon football Stadium, Chmch- II declared the Socialists have fail- id to put forth nny effective plan o meet the danger. The wartime prime minister's ad- dross came on thc heels of the conservative party's 20.000-word statement of policy entitled the "right road for Britain" which was pub- Committee Okays Bill Setting 1950 Cotton Crop Limit WASHINGTON. July 23. (API- Cotton planting in 1950 would be limited to 21,000.000 acres under a bill approved by the House Agriculture Subcommittee. The measure, approved yesterday, would authorize the secretary of agriculture to place the acreage limitation on the crop as a means of balancing production with demand The allotment, provided for In tho proposal, would compare with an estimated 26.380.000 acres planted this year and 22.708.000 acres harvested in 1048. . „__ ..~....™, The secretary would have author- ] at least CO days before the annual ily to allot acreage so that cotton' Hrooks stated. lie said the local housing »uth ority Is scheduled to develop plan for a similar low-cost housing pro gram for Negroes as rapidly n possible. Mr. Brooks and Mr. Branso are scheduled to go to Fort Wort next week to complete details fc advertising for bids on constjuc tion. production would be about 10.000.000 a your under terms of the bill. This proposal Ls for luturc years. Delegates from 5 States Discuss Farm Issues MEMPHIS. July gales from five states met here today to dl.'dtss national legislative agricultural issues. ' The program Included a review of National cotton acreage legLsla- (Irn, farm laoor requirements, the Mexican labor situation, minimum wages and farm price legislation. Organizations represented were the Delta Council, the Agricultural Cotton Producers Association, the Memphis chamber of Commerce »nd the Tennessee Ginnei* A*soci- •Uou, Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this -ifternoon, tonight and Sunday with scattered thundershowers. Not much change In temperature. Missouri Forecast: clear to partly cloudv tonight and Sunday with a :cw local afternoon or nighttime thunder.=howers Sunday, slightly warmer north portion tonight and entire state Sunday afternoon. Minimum this morning—73 Maximum yesterday—97. Sunset today—7:09. Sunrise tomorrow—5:<H. Precipitation 24 hours from 1 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—34.12. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—So. Normal mean [or July—«IJ. Thii D*fe LM« Tear Maximum thte morning—72. Maximum yesterday-95 ,..„,„. „„.„,„„,„ Precipitation Jin. 1 to this datel under transport licenses was con —*'•»• •' S«» CHAJJ.ENGK M ftft I the preceding year. Soybeans HS3 s Ei : £H "• =',=='ss These were a firm at Lake Villnqe. near the Mississippi border, and one at Fort Kmilh. near the Arkansas-Oklahoma state line. This, the editorial declared amounted to legal approval of participation by the Stale of Arkansas in bootlegging operations. Mr. Morley denied any intent of dishonesty in the General Assembly's passage of the act. Defends Legislature The legislalnre's reasoning In passing the bill, he said, was that Arkansas always had licensed liquor firms to transport whiskey through the state so it was decided to permit liquor export from the stale Itself. Ar earlier order by Mr. Morley had informed out-of-statc liquor firms that no more licenses for transport of their products through A.kansa.s xvould be granted after present permits expired. This order, the editorial charged, was given to "protect" Arkansas liquor export firms. Mr. Morley re- CHICAGO, July 23— t,v,— Soybean quotations: High Low Close Nov 224'; 222 224-,-li Dec 2231i 22H; 223!i Mar 221 219?, 221 school election, which will be con ducted September 27. Throe ways of publicizing the budget us brought out last night include: advertising In paper, distribution of printed or mimeographed or printed copies or the calling ol a mass meeting, advertised for the purpose of showing the budget. Those attending from Mississippi County included Mr. Maycs, W. B. Nichohon of Blytheville, F. E. Lucius of Oosiicll. W. D. Wllklns of Luxora, Grant Collar and a Mr. Rook of SlMiwnce Schools. Philip J. Ueer of Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Autry from Btirdettc, A. A. Norton of Etowah. C. J. Mcrryman of Leachville and Frailer Watson ol Dyess. Few Communicable Diseases In Missco Other Than Polio . . plied that he did not know thnt the House of Representatives was even consldcri**" the liquor export bill at the time that order was given. The revenue commKstoner also criticized the "diyncss" of Mississippi ana Oklahoma in answering the editorial's "barges. "Last year." he said, "dry Oklahoma consumed twice as much liquor as legally wet Arkansas. ' And Mississippi officials, he said, told him they foresaw thc cooperation of Arkansas authorities under tbc new act In helping that "dry" stite collect its levy on bootleg liquor. Although the incidence of polio- I In veneral disease control 412 of mclyus has been the highest In | th c 412 admitted to medical service Mississippi County since 1031, the; were transferred to thc Rapid quarterly report of the North Miss- Treatment center at Hot Springs or issippl County Health Unit to the ' - - =>l'nngs or State Health Department shows that nt> other communlcabcl dls- i to private physicians for further ease has been out of line with other years. There has been no malaria, one case of paratyphoid, and nine diphtheria cases brought to thc attention of the unit, and In communicable disease control work 82 have been admitted to service, and 133 consultations on the 82 have been held with physicians, and 102 field visits made by nurses. The semi-annual report is for the first six months, and only 44 of the 94 cases of pollomclytls ire Included in thc report Up to July 1. 60 home visits had been made in connection with the one disease. Many Typhoid Immunizations During the period 30.057 immunizations were given at the nubile health unit, of which 23.022 were I to Immunize against typhoid Iev»r. A total of made, and 824 clinic 142 field treatment, visits was visits. Tuberculosis control work constitutes another large phase or the work at the unit, according In thc report, which shows that 317 persons wert admitted to nursing supervision in a six-month period, and 193 Individuals were x-rayed with the use of standard size chest films, and there were 105 positive diagnosis Maternity service called for 138 office visits, eight mid-wives meetings with an attendance of 85. and 106 attending maternity classes. School hygiene, covering Inspection by the physician or nurse reached another 4.808. The cronpled children's service cared for 54. and .12 field visit-- Arms Program Delay Is Asked GOP Senators Urge Waiting for Atlantic Council Defense Plans WASHINGTON, July 23. up, — Senators Taft (R-Ohlo) and Smith (R-NJ) called on the administration today to delay Its foreign arms program until the new North Atlantic Council drafts common defense plans. Smith, who voted for thc security treaty when the Senate ratified it Thursday, told a reporter he doesn't believe there should be "piecemeal action" on rearming Western European signers of the pact. "I hope the administration ftlll delay submitting any arms program until the defense committee, to be set up by the council 'under Article 9 of the treaty, can canvass the needs and agree upon an over-all defense plan." Smith toM a report- ~r. Tnft, who voted ngalnst the treaty, sold in a separate Interview he agrees there should be a study of thc needs of the European countries before Congress. Ls asked to act. Meanwhile, diplomatic author! ties said mid-September ls.< th> earliest (fate the council can nice to draft common defense plans, be cause of lime needed for ndvnnci preparations. Message Helayrd President Truman originally had planned to send his $1.450.000.000 foreign military aid plans to Congress ycslcrday.-but their delivery ilshed last night. "They have squandered thc reserves and resources which had been gathered In the past." snid tha H-year old wartime prime to Capitol Hill poslponert until ter. "and have darkened and narrowed the future of every man, woman and child in this famous island." He said every other country west, of the Iron curtain has made a better postwar comeback than Britain -even beaten Germany and Italy. Churchill told his listeners the cure for this country's condition Is to "return to a system which provides incentives (or effort, self- ilc'nlal, Initiative and good housekeeping." And he promised that the Conservatives will apply the cure U they are restored to power In the next Keiicral election, which musl b« held between now and mid-1950. All 40,000 tickets for the soccer arena of this midland Industry city were sold out for Churchill's address, which was billed as the major opening gun of the election campaign. Wolvcrhamplon, a sprawling community of 133,000 is 15 miles from the steel center of Birmingham Churchill made ithe trip from London by plane. The pugnacious old veteran lashed at Ills Labor government opponents with the biting oratory of his wartime speeches. He denounced "thc new cataract of stale monopoly which these shallow — Reds Deny Plans To Set Up Rival German Republic BERLIN, July 23. (API—Sovlc Zone political leaders disavowed to day any intention ol racing wesl ern Germany in setting up ri republics No preparations are under u now to establish a central govr-i ment for Eastern Germany, thc said. Prof. Hermann Ka.stner, cochairman ol the Soviet-sponsored German People's Council, declared that launching nil Kastenl Republic at this time would be premature. 'The German problem will be cllscu.sscd by the Soviet and Western foreign ministers in Scptctn- ner and I have no doubt ol tnelr true will to solve it." he added. Western Germany is scheduled to become a republic in September, under supervision by allied high commissioners after a federal parliament election Aug. 14. The chief governmental body in Eastern Germany Ls n Soviet-appointed economic commission. Monday. The reason for tills was reportedly a desire to avoid strengthening the hand of Senators seeking to cut foreign economic aid funds In thc midst of Senate debase on Lhe program. Besides a message outlining his plans for sending arms to Western Europe. Mr. Truman will send along a bill authorising him to conduct the arms plan. It was reported that thc bill will specifically stale that thc provision of the Atomic Energy Act. which forbltls this government to send atomic explosives abroad, wil] not be changed by the arms legislation. Such a legislative provision In thc foreign arms legislation would tend to re-assure those In Congress having recently voiced fears that Mr. Truman may want to tfSve A- Bombs to Britain. At Los Angeles last night, a lop U. 5. alomlc official salt! that Canada now has the world's most advanced atomic "reactor." a device for the controlled release of aV.tntc The statement was made by Dr. Lawrence R. Hnfslnd, director of reactor development for the Atomic Energy Commission, in an address the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences. Missco Student Aid Board Meets To Consider Loans A second meeting for hearing applications for the Student Aid Foundation has been scheduled, and probably will be called within thc next two or three weeks. George Rarham of Osceola. president of the foundation said today, following a meeting last night. Last night's meeting was originally scheduled In order that thc Ilrst applicants to receive scholarships from thc foundation could be announced, but a number of the memlwrs ot the loan board, board of counsellors, and the directors were unable to attend. The meeting at the Noble Hotel last night concerned only routine business. Those attending were: Mr. Barham. R. W. Nichols, John Thwcatt, Mrs. B. E. Wilson, Tom Callis. Noble dill. Roy Houck, C. C. Danehowcr. Alvin Huffman. Jr.. A. Arkansas House Member Assails Colleague in Ohio WASHINGTON. July 23. W')—All Ohio. Republican has been accused „, v , v ,,, m of besmirching thc four Arkansas; proved, also unanimously congressmen who switched "--•- • • votes on a substitute for a *: Hartley repeal bill The chaw was made In thc President" Vnimali" Vno°"ain-'icl House yesterday by Hep T.ackctt has launched his own proKnm' o :S-^!,^""^°_ rt "?': ' V ™ hc '! <1 ! rcrti "« Government buying an. <R-Ohio> of mailing reprints of n magazine article Into Ohio "Inferring to thc people you had to be a crook to get public works constructed In your district." The articles, contained In the May 23 issue of Newsweek, implied that the Arkansas representatives Socialist bigots are thrusting upon us"—thc Labor Party proposals to nationalize steel, cement sugar and insurance. Makes Biild Promise "All thc.sc depend upon the result of the election," Churchill added. "For If the nation gives us th» S>ee CIIUKCIIIMj on I'aje 8 Unemployment Payments Hit Record Level WAS71INGTON, July 2.1. Wj—An official report of soaring government payments to jobless workers RHVC u push today to Congressional "anti-depression" campaigns. The Bureau of Employment Security announced that unemployment Insurance payments hit a record monthly level of $154,696 000 In June. Director Robert C. Goodwin said the largest previous total for any one nionlli in the history ot the law was S152.onc.345 in March this year. Nearly 100.000 more jobless workers received unemployment benefits each week in June than in May. he said. Already moving to check this trend, the Senate Public Works Committee yesterday approved unanimously its so-called "null-do pressinn" bill authoriziiiK the government to advance S100.MO.OOO to states and communities for planning a public works program. Thc Senate Labor Committee ap- rovetl. also unanimously, a year's extension, with some modifications of the "52-20" jobless veterans law which is due to expire Monday. already of j oirectmg government buving and spending in areas hardest tut by unemployment, had urged extension of the law. The so-called "52-20" law authorizes federal pay up to S20 a week for 52 weeks to jobless veterans. had changed minds on the labor bill Issue in promise for future public works projects. Tackett said. Newsweek, under a headline "Pork and Politics" pictured Arkansas democratic Steps. Hays. Harris. Tackett nnd Norrell as figuring In an "Arkamns switch" on thc vote which finally shelved the substitute to thc administration's Taft- Hartlcy repeal bill. Rep. Weichel was not present in the House yesterday. His absence broiight a defense statement from Rep. Brown (R-Ohlo) who satd that an attack should not be made when Wclchcl "Is not here to defend lilm- self." Tackett replied that he previously had warned the Ohio representative - -- — -•- - . , .. .rne e o representative were mads, and two clinics conduct- E. Caldwell. Fabcr White and Hoys j that he was bringing the issue out M. I Sullivan. lot the floor ot the Hous*. 000.000 on this program since September. 1944. About 600.000 veterans now are drawing benefits. French Reds Lose Move To Delay Debate on Pact PARIS. July 23. (AP>— The Communists today lost the first round of their battle to block ratification of the Atlantic Pact in the French Chamber of Deputies. By vote of 407 to 18fi. the lower house of Parliament defeated & Communist motion to adjourn debate on the 12-nation treaty indefinitely. Communist Deputv Fran- cols Bllknix, who filed the" motion, called the pact a '" monstrous act against Russia." The ''.wmbly did vole, 350 to 245. to postpone debate until Monday.