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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 30 Blythevillo Daily News Blytheville Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI RLYTliKVILLK. ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 19.10 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS . S. Asks Russia's Conditions on Offer To Raise Blockade NEW YORK, April 27. (AP)—The United States delivered a note to the Russians here today asking for a formal statement as to when and on what conditions they will lift their Berlin blockade. + The note was taken by Phillip C. Jessup, American ambiissatior-at- Jai-ge, lo Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Jakob A. Malik. Jessup called on Mtvllk at the Sov- let offices on Upper Park Avenue at 12:30 p.m. The text of the American communication was not made public, but informed quarters said Its main purpose was to shift the Berlin negotiations to a formal basis and get Russia's view down on paper. Previously no views had been exchanged in writing since Jessup first brought the note with him on his return, to New York tin's morning after talks in Washington yesterday with President Truman and .State Department officials. Jfc Meets With U.S. Delegation Before going alone to see Malik, Jessup met with members of the U.S. delegation to the U.N. at the American headquarters, 2 Park Avenue. He disappeared later and was understood to have called on British and French representatives to show them the note. The American note wa.s understood to seek clarification specifically on two issues: an exact understanding as to what would I] involved in any agreement to lift the blockade and proposed timetable. Optimism Prevails MOSCOW, April 27—</7'/— A feeling that Soviet Russia nnd tlv three Western powers may be 01 their way toward a new stage postwar mutual relations prcvailec today in Moscow. No one was go ing so far as to predict settlements beyond lifting of the Berlin res trictions. But informed diplomat agreed this could be the stepping stone to great events. Handled correctly and with In finite care by all sides, some source (Ajatd, this new state of affairs couli ™iead to an ending of the cold war (This dispatch passed throug' Moscow censorship. The copy as re ceived !n the United States doe not show what, if any. excision were made by the censor). The skepticism that lias usuall accompanied new moves in the col wrr was lacking in^'esterr c.uar ters today. Everyone Hopeful "Something i.' cooking," said an American source. "At this point it doesn't smell bad." An informant at the British Embassy observed: "We're knocking on wood." All Western quarters stressed the situation was delicate, and agreed that new steps should be slow and cautious—backed up by a great deal of thought. The Russians themselves seemed to be proceeding with caution. Neither of the leading newspapers. Pravad?- and Izvestia. made any comment on the new attitude toward the Berlin communications situation. They printed no news of it either. Memorial Fund otal is Revised Acheson Pleads : or Approval of Pact, Arms Aid Secretary of State Urges Both to Bolster World-Wide Security WASHINGTON, April 27— <n> —Secretary of State Aclirsan (nM Senators today thai If they approve thr North Atlantic SfruHt.v TrrMy ihry w |]| be "l«s fref" lo oppose arms aid for Europe. Bank Deposits Show $2,756 is Available To Finance Marker Curtis J. Little, president of tin Ilssissippi County Memorial Assocl lion, .said today that actual collec ions for (he fund to erect a mem rial marker for those who dle< n service during World Wars I an< I. showed $2,756.78. Mr. Little explained that prev ously pledges had been carried ii he total amount of contributions ind had indicated a greater lota ast reports showed $3,196.03, but A east $600, pledged by Manila busi lessmen, was included In that a mount. The Memorial fund has been In creased by S42G.75 since the last re port, and many of the contribution lave been directed to the memor of a particular individual. A con InbuUon from Mrs. W. T. Obcrs' was to the memory of Lt. John Harp, one from Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Caudlll to Lt. Edgar H. Lloyd: from O. N. Hawkins honoring Walter G. Webster, from the Daughters of the American Revolution honoring Ihe Memory of Lt. James Hunt and William Hunt, from Mrs. E. O. Gill honoring R. A. Gill and from Mrs. George Brown in memory of Pvt. Obra R. Northern. Individual contributions announced today by Mr. Little include $150 from the Carpenter's Local Union 884, $50 from the American Legion; S25 each from Hotel Nome. Two Stales Produce Company, and the Veteran of Foreign Wars; 515 each from Spencer Bunch and H. G Matthews; $10 each from small contributions. Mrs. E. O. Gill, Heuer's Shoe Store. Mrs. George Brown; $5 each from D. B Abbott, Arkansas-Missouri Power Line Cre« *.-... .3. B'li-.!, C. 13. Etchle. . Louis Lansky, B. J. Lawler, A. L. Richardson, A. H. Taylor, Midway Service Station; $4 from Jeff Rauls. S3 from W. R, Moore; $2.50 from Charles R. Moore; $2 each from Roy Hanley, Joel Rauls, Grover Howard, Walter Lane, Hubert Slkcs; S1.15 from J. W. Fatrchild and SI each from Spencer Alexander, D. G. Gracey, II. B. Sheppard. R. F. Liddell, Dnn Mlnirth, W. K. Miller. L. E. Buck, R. W. Hicks. L. J. Lester. C. W. Heusen, Lee Hoiman, C. M. Tucker. J. I). WASHINGTON. April 27. Set-retai-y of State Acheson ed with Congress today to fi >oih Hie North Atlantic Treaty und the proposed 51.450,000,000 arms nic! Diogrum to bolster "world-wide appeared before the Senate Korean Rclnlkm.-s Commit,at ihc opening of hearings on I lie pact which was signed here April 4. It requires approval by a two-thirds vote of the Senate before it can be ratified. The cnbtnel officers termed the 12-nation security treaty nnd the Reds Set Shanghai Trap Reds Seize Point One-Fourth Mile from Shanghai; World War III Seen If China Is Lost *Soochow Also I : o//s; Chiang j Reenters Fight Young. C. Davidson. A. Goodrich, and J. Truman Sets Up 'Spoils System' For Job Handouts 'WASHINGTON, April 27. O President Truman and Democratic ] -ulers mapped out a new patronage system today based on a "party loyalty" test. Apparently, though nobody said so specifically, the degree of support a senator or representative gave to President Truman in the last election will have a heavy bearing on how much he has to say hvreafter about who pets political Jobs. Senator J. Howard McGrnth of Rhode Island. Democratic national chairman, told reporters about the decision after a conference of icnrly an hour at the White House. In attendance were House S\ :\k- er Raybitrn. House Majority Lender McCornvack of Massachusetts. Senator Myers of Pennsylvania, assistant lender In the Senate; William Boyle. Jr.. executive vice chafrm of t he Demo era tic Nat Ion a 1 Com in it tee, and Donald Daws on, administrative assistant who handles patronnpe affairs for thr president, McGrnth made it specific that the "party loyally" test would not he based on votes in Ho use or Sfii- ate but on performance back in the •district. He was emphatic on that point. Turrell Negro Admits Killing Two in Osceola foreign military assistance pro- Emm parallel ways of building world security ami satcl he believes both sre necessary, Hul he met heart-011 one of the biggest questions raised by Rome Congressional critics hy saying MiiU the treaty does not formally liiiul Congress to approve Ihe projected military program. tt'Jiat the pact dors do, Auhc- son s;ilii. Is |>lnd the United SUte.s to thr |iriiiciple of "self help and mutual aid." He went on: "There is nn nbligalinn to help, but 11 ic r.xlcnt, the manner and the liming- is up lo the honrsl Judgment of the parties." H is the administration's judgment that the pact should he bucked ii]) with the arms program. Acheson continued, but "the pact does not hind the Congress to read) the same conclusion, for It does :iot dictate the conclusion ol honest judgment." The -scene of the hearings Js the big, marble -columned caucus room in the Senate Office Building. Spectators pushed into It long before Acheson took the witness chnlr. Both the treaty and the anus assistance program are aimed frankly nl building up Western strength against fears of Russian Acheson himself told the sena- :ors that the two measures stem from Soviet, foreign policies, defaring: "The sense of insecurity prevalent in Western Europe is not a igment of the imagination—it has come about through the conduct of he Soviet Union." Red Offer Nol Mentioned Nowhere in his 4^00-word prepared statement did Acheson mention the Ifites'- development in the cold war—Russia's apparent will- .ngne&s to lift the Berlin blockade in favor of Big Four talks on the whole German probler. , But even tn advance of his ap- pearanc, there was no sign in the Senate that the drive for ratification of the North Atlantic Treaty would be slowed even if the Berlin airlift can be abandoned. Hed unities (open HI row) aimed /or the .scat tit UnftKchmv lodny hoping to trap 300.000 Nationalist troops below Shanghai, uncl thereby dissolve the Nanklng-Slmnghai defense triangle (broken line). Shanghai seemingly had been bypassed. Even mlllUry .spokesmen could not any Just where the Communist armies \vorc. Black portion of nmp represents known areas of Communist control and blnck arrows tmlkate direction of Red nUncks across the Yiuigl/.u River. (AP Wircphoto Map.) Many Activities Being Scheduled For Boys', Girls 7 Week Observance Boys and Girls Week will be observed In iilythcvLllc next week, and Activities j-juiKhis from Chiiwli services to a [jnr;ulc nrnl Hoy fieout Camtwrce were outlined today by a .special committee selected to plnn t h c e v e n ts. ^ , „ Event;, will start with spccnit chui ch services, Sunday morning ' when all the ministers In Blylhe- villc been n.sked to present youth programs stressing spiritual Krov;th ns essential lo the complete dcvvlopmtnt 01 boy. 1 ; and girl.s. Dining the week il is hoped that school assembly programs will feature citizenship, health mul .safely, carters, family life and recreation as part of Ihc \vcll-roundert boy or girls' life nnd civic, and service club* an cvpected to arrange special youth programs. A parade will be staged Friday, May 6, with the Blythevllle High Mp.i.Miew Ezcll, the 37-year-old Tu troll Negro who is being held in the county jail at Osceola on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of an eight - year - old Negro girl last Sunday, yesterday con r esrcd to chokhig Berntce Brown, about 40, Oceolo Negro, at her home Tne last month. Brown woman's body found :n her bed at her home March 5. Cause of death at the time, was contributed to alcoholism. Ezol' P'ho earlier confessed t< choking Barnes tine Harris and leaV' ing her body in a pasture behind She Mississippi River levee near Oscc-oJa. yesterday told officers he choked Kernicc Brown because she ?ot msd when he refused to give her money. His statement was made to Sheriff Berry man and Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Myron T Naillinp of Osceola, and 10 other witnesses. He told officers he didn't know, whether or not he killed the womar n.s he did not inspect her body wh«r h*,- left her home. Sheriff Berryman stated thai an investigation of the Negro's statement Is underway. District 5 Legion Auxiliary Elects Blytheville Woman Succeeds Osceola Matron as President- School ijMK.v leading eight Eoy Scout tJ~oops and .seven Girl Scout troops, along various you'.h vroups organized by the Blytheville "V. Parade Is Planned The participants in the parade will assemble at the Court Houss follow! nt; n tnblo tennis exhibition at the "V" by Ihc world chnmpion.t. Lou Pai*linro nnd Pe^gy Mcl^ean The table tennis exhibition Is scheduled lor 4 p.m., and the parade for 5 p.m. The nainde, after forming at thr Court House will be routed cast on Walnut tr: Franklin Street, and filont? Franklin Street to Main, an:' (her will proccEid west on Main Street to the First Christian Church. Boy Scouts from North Mi. c sis,slpp! County will participate in a Boy Scout Camporee the last two days Civil Rights Enter Labor Bill Debate Northern Democrat May Tack Rider on Substitute Measure WASHINGTON. April 27. M'l—A Mm I horn Democrat siild today lie will ley lo (In a elvll rights alilend- nii'iil to (lie Wood labor bill, which wiis Introduced In Hie House wllh the support of Southerners and llopublloaiiB. The tneiuuire WIIK offered by flep. Wood m-Cial ,is a substitute for Ihi! administration's Tufl-llnrUcj repcul bill. The worn! bill would repnil tin- Tufl-Hartley /U'l ton but It would then write buck Into liuv tunny o[ Ihe Tftft-Harl!ey features. As the House went Into Us ond (iny of debate on a new labor law, It'ep. Cavalfantc (D-l'al freshman lawmaker, said hp wll propose [unending the Wood bill ti make It an "unfair labor practice 1 [or either an employer or union Ii iscriminate against a worker be cause of race, creed or color. Any lilll wllh that amendment Ii II would have a difficult lime get ting Southern support, nut th amendment Itself would have the same (rouble. Act First on SulislUulo Technically, the meii.surc now under (Irbnte is the hill Introduced by Hep. I.cslnskt (IJ-Mlch) and supported by President Truman and labor unions. It. would wipe out Tall-Hartley and replace It with nn enlarged version of (he' 19:15 Wagner Act. nut the Wood bill In scheduled to l>e acted on first because a substitute bill must be disposed of one way or the other before the original legislation. The vole on the Wood bill—due tomorrow—Is expected to ho close. Heads Civic Club 0. M. Smart enate Finance Committee to- approved the Kouse-pas.scd Senate Committee Okays House-Passed Bill for Repeal of Oleo Taxes WASHINGTON. April 27 </T) — The day oleomargarine tax repeal bill. U.s action sends the mea-sure on to the Senate. Chairman George I'D-Qa) announced the bill was okayed by a voict, vote. He said he had no ide.\ when the senate itself might vote on it !n view of the of other legislation. Before the committee acted, it rejected a 7-6 rider amendment by Sen.itor Etiwln C. Johnson ID-Colo) to cut excise taxes—such as those on telephone bills, theater tickets ami transportation—back to !Q42 levels. Virtually al! were raised dur- bill would of the Boys Girl-s Week, The Cnmpcree will start at 10 a.m. Mny 6, and will break up for the parade and rn -assemble Immediately afterward. and close al 3 p.m. Mny 7. Scouts to Have Camporee The feature of the Camporee will he I VIP Court of Honor to be- stapetl Friduy nipht when Scout advancements are to be recognized. Boys and Girls Week i.s observed each year from the last Saturday in April lo the first Saturday in May. T t i? the outgrowth of Boys Week which originated tn 1920 by the Rotnry club of New York City Tlii.s is ihc 2f)th annual celebration of Girls and Floys Week. week to ing thr war. The oleomargarine repeal all the 63-year-old federal taxes on the product. These are 10 cent.? B pound on the colored kind and one- fourth cent a pound on uncolorcd. There are also license fees for manufacturers and dealers in oleomargarine. New York Stocks ^, Closing Quotations) ,\m. T ,V T .............. H 5 Am. Tobacco ............ 66 7-8 Anaconda ............... 301-8 Beth Steel ............... 30 Chrysler ................. 51 1-8 Gen. Electric ............. 371-4 Gen. Motors Int. Hnivestcr ............ 237-8 Mont. Ward ............. 527-8 N. Y. Central ............ 111-8 No. Anm. Aviation ........ 10 J. c. Penney ............ 46 1-2 Radio .................. 12 1-8 Man Spends 10 Years in 'Living Tomb' To Escape Draft, Wants to Return to It Activitier. of the focus attention on the interests, activities, nnri problems of the youth. J. P. Garrott, pcnrral secreEnry of the Bl.vlhevillc "Y", Mrs. Glenn O. Ladd. head of Ihe Girl Scout Lone Troop Association here, and Wilson Boh.innmg, scout ereciilivc for North Mississippi Counly are number*, of the Boys and Girls Week Committee. By John II. ,a tiny walled-in cubicle built in the NEW YORK. April 27. i/r) — A corner of a littered third floor bed- shnggy-benrclcd man of 33, dug out niter ten years of fantastic solitude in a dank chubbyhole. yearned today to return to the tomb-like cubicle in which his mother sealed him when war broke out. Shoeless, filthy, his clothes In rags, Paul Mal-ushak. one-time college student, stood on wcbbly 57 1-2 i egs nnt i blinked into the unaccustomed Rlare of electric lights. •I liked it in there." he said. I'd Republic Steel Socnny- Vacuum Standard OH N. J Sears, Roebuck .......... 373-8 Texas CO ................. 54 U. S. Steel ................ 73 1-a like to BO back. I don't care about the outside world." Police took him to a hospital. The man told a strange story of room in a Brownstone house In the Greenpolnt section of Brooklyn. His father, who runs a tailor shop in the same building, said he never knew the man was imprisoned In the house. The cubicle, about three feel wide and five feet long— scarcely big enough to hold Makushak when he stretched oul on the floor to sleep — had been devised, police said. because his mother presumably wanted him to escape being drafted. 1- 5-8 j voluntary exile since 1939—when 16 3-8 . his mother sealed him off from the 68 1-8 world with a wall of wood and plaster at the outbreak of World War 2. Makushak spent the 10 years In Osceola Man Is Elected Officer of Dental Group LfTTLE ROCK. April 27. Wj—An Arkansas unit of the Amerl< an Society of Dentistry for Children was organized here yesterday bj 38 Arkansas dentists. Dr. .). N. Dlllnrd of little Rock was elected president; Dr. M. S. NIcko! of Osceola. vice president. The orcanlzatlon meellnR was held In connection with the annual convention of the Arkansas State Dental Association. Mrs. F.rld!c Rurks of Blythevllle wns elected as 5th District president of the American Legion Aux- wns 1 'influ ,n niythovlile yesterday afternoon to .succeed Mrs. George Reins of Osceola. Mrs. K. H. Rolcson of Jonesboro was elected district, vice-president, to succeed Mrs. Falon A. Praley of Lenanto. Mrs. Reins was named delegate to nttund the Nallonnl Convention with Mrs. W. E. Bradford or Harrl-sburg as alternate dcl- RCBistratlon for members of the 10 units comprising the Northeast Arkansas district began 2:30 p.m. with Mrs. Ed tllce. Mrs. 11. L. Halsell and Mrs. Mike Mcroncy In charge. Mrs. Dryant P. Stewart, president or the Blytheville Auxiliary called the meeting to nrdcr, followed by Ihe advancp of colors. Mrs. prn- ley led the sroup In repeating the Pledge of Allegiance wllh Mrs. L. O. Beard, department chaplain, of Jonesboro. offering the Invocation. The preamble to the constitution, led bv Miss Wllma Walton, of the See AUXILIARY on I'aje 8 45 Volunteer Firemen Attend Training School forty-five volunteer firemen from Blytheville and other Mississippi County towns, were present last night at the opening session of the lire fighting school being conducted at the City Hal] here. The school Is being conducted by John T.. Hurley of Little Hock, state fire Instructor. The school will continue nightly through Friday. DurfiiR last night's class the firemen heard an orientation hy Mr Hurley on the needs of a modern ire department In accorcllnancc with state fire Insurance laws. Mr. Hurley stntcd that the school will swing Into full action tonight with actual lire fighting training Tonight's schedule will Include the prop<-~ laying of hose and drafting of water, he said. Speaker Raybnrn <D-Tcx) and Priest ID-Tcnn), assistant Democratic leader, both, told . reporters It won'l pass. Hep. Hnlleck (R-lnd) said It will pass. II It fnll.s, the House will plunge Into consideration of amendments to the Lcstnskt bill—which Is Men tlcal with R menstirc approved by the Scnnte Lnljor Committee. Sen- ntc debate Is still some weeks off. Some supporters or the LoMnak' bill are saylnx thnt Ilepubllcnnn nnd Southern Democrats really In- end to kill both measures, leaving he Tnft-Harllcy Act on the books is Is. Vague About War Makushak. however, was vngue about the war. "The draft?" he replied to Questioning by Brooklyn District Attorney Miles P. McDonald. "I don't know about the draft. That was In Sec TOMB on Fife t Two Forfeit Bonds, Two Fined on Traffic Charges TA-O perrons forfeited cash bond? and tv.o others were lined $5 ir Municipal Court this morning on traffic violation charges. P.-.rfciting $5 bonds on charges of ovcrparking In a 10-mlnute parking zor.e were Welmcr Vaughn and M. S. Mf-rtdox. B, S. Manskcr was fined K on his plea of guilty to a similar charge with the fine suspended curing good behavior. Laroy Taylor was fined $5 on a charge of falling to stop at a. traffic light Weather 500 Export Items Now Off Control List WASHINGTON, April 27. f/T,— The United Stales today droppei export controls on more lhan 50C articles. The action will permit .shlpmcn of these goods to Sovlt bloc tin Lions or "any desl hi n lion In th world" without export licenses. The announcement, by Sccrctar of Commerce Sawyer elltnltmtes bun apainst shipments tn llussln dominated nations imposed mor lhan a year ago for "strategic rea -sons." Clocks and wnlchps, railroad tie many lumber Items and build in materials, rnumbiiiK fixtures, nn .such recently .scarce good A n.s re frIterators and wash!UK machine are among the Hems released (roi controls. New York Cotton NF.W YORK, April 27 (/Tj— Clos Ing cotton quotations: May July Oct. Dec. 33.18 32.42 20.12 2890 28.74 2851 Close 3200 33.12 3226 324073. 0» M.12 28.17 28.90 2867 SB/lSl 28.43 28.53N lytheville Lions Elect C.M. Smart Club Will Induct Officers on July 1; Educator is Speaker C. M, Smart yesterday was name i-tMlrtciil of Ihc IIIytl'tevlllQ Llor hib, lend will be Installed wit ther new oMIcern nt n hinchoo retliii- IM (he Hotel Noble, July Mr. Smnrt, Dr. J. E. BcM.'ey nn . M. Fiegcnold were candidate or i he presidency, nnd Mr. Bcn.'de vns namoil flr/^ vlr.o-rireslileilt al Mr, Itccmold ns second vlce-prcst- tcnt. Mr Smart, who hus served ns ecrclnry nnd vice-president of the club, wll! succeed R. A. Nelson ns dertt. He luis also served ns dent of Ihc Chamber of Com- ueice, mm Is nt present ft member f the ehmnljer's executive Ixiard, xmrd of directors, merchant.'* coin- nllKfc. and Ihe Blythovillc, School Hoard. Other Officers Dr. Beji5lcy served ns firs! vlcc- .ircsidcni year nncl Mr. Smart xs second vlec-prwildcnl. Other officers selected yesterday Deluded (he re-election of Wort'n D. Holder us secretary-treasurer, FYctl Fireman to suncecd E. M. Terry as MOM Tamer; Frank Nelson nnd Joe Trlischman n.s directors; C'hes- ter Calilwrll. W. J. Pollard, nnd W. P. Pryor as trustees. ic three trustees were rc-elocl- ed; nnd the new directors will servo Iwo-yiai terms, nnd serve with Gene Still. L It. Autry nnd the new president, the past president nnd new M;crftrtry as directors. Nrw committees will be named it the Insinuation ceremonies. Dr. Ronds Is Speaker nc A. 11. Bonds, stale commis- ; loncr ot education wns the principal speaker at the meeting yesterday. He dl.scu.tscd educational development in Arkansas. Dr. nor (Is pointed out tlmt education mn?t progress to keep strlt! with the scientific advancement, ami that the youth must ' )C educated to take care of thinns brought by the. a'tv.iiici'menl and to keep jicace \vlth tlio world. He c.xprrs.ict the ne^d or developiiif; the potentla ahihtics of [lie Individual In a manner comparable to the developing of power. other than Dr. Bunds, whi iva.s a I'.uc.H of L, H. Autry. wer A. E. Cnldwell ol Dell, R. W. Ntcliol of Armorel. W. B. Nicholson, T. D Wllkins of Luxorn, John Mnyc-s, Dr Uay Baxrer, A. G. Wccms of Mem phis. Euirene Brown of Joneslwrt nnd Walter Chamberlain of Mem April 37 (/T) — Ret ucirllliu In n coup today elzcd Piitung, right, acrott th» Vluinxpoo River from Shanghai. Al Dip mine time, National!*! •oi,|vs abandoned Boochow (Wuh- Icn), guardian city for SlmnghPl, 0 mlle.s to the west. IKcd po.sse.wlon of Putting In tny renntl could make «1) operations n the Wlmnnpoo. Including ev»- nntlon of foreigners, hazardous. (Tllnhi Rcross from Putting Point re Ihe chtticne City Council House, nil the British and American Con- ulalcs. Tlio Wlmngixw In les H th»n ne-fourth of K. mile wide there.) The Shnngliat RnrrUon. without tslnn the word withdrawn, said In 1 communique government troop* it soochow hud "shifted their posl- ITOK" to * point. sl * mllt « nearer Shnngl'nl. Ten thousand Communist troop* >nrllclpp.tcd In the Soochow buttle. The Niitlonallst.1 said they killed ,000 Rcd.1. Prom Soochow, the Reds may pivot tmvnrd Hnnpchow, 85 miles south f>f here, or mny turn directly toward Shnn?hal. Hall service between Shanghai and HnriKchow had not been Interrupted. Both seaports may be- I'nino escape avenuea for the Na- tlonnllrjUs. At lenst. two shipload* of Nation- alise soldiers and equipment sailed out of Shanghai today. Likely they, were hcnclod for Formosa wher* Ocncralljislmo Clilang Kal - 8hek r s lollowors have established a bastion. Chiang Knten Flxht Meanwhile Chiang today returned to the battle against Communism, forrcnsllUK a third world war If China Is lost. Ills country, he said, would be th« llndcrbox nnd furnish the men for that war It the Chinese Oommun- l/its win. The generalissimo pledged to «har» the hardships oj his countrymen on thf. brink of dUa*ter." He »*14 t could not disregard his rwpon» Iblllty at such t tlrrie. The statement—hbi first sine* re- ring Irom the presidency Jan. SI —wits Issued from Chlkow. hU »n- forecast: Considerabl cloudiness with scattered thundershowers this afternoon tonight and Thursday, somewhat cooler Thursday and in the northwest portion tonlRht. Missouri forecast: Cloudy, showers south this afternoon, ending tonight except extreme southeast Thursday morninK. Clearlnp west and extreme north tonight and remainder of state Thursday. Cooler west and south and extreme cast central tonight. Warmer Thursday afternoon. Minimum this mornln?—82. Maximum yesterday—78. Sunset today—5:42. Sunrise tomorrow—513. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—.08. Total since Jan. 1—22.27. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—67. Normal mean for April—61. This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—59. Maximum yesterday—75. * Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date —50.45. 6 Million Overage Cars Still in Use; New Automobile Market Remains Bit WASHINGTON, April 27—f/P)— for electric refrigerators, but sug About 6.000,000. cars, or almost one out of each five now on the road arc beyond the age <12 years) al which cars normally are scrapped. The Commerce Department making this estimate today, accordingly reported thai there Is "still a very large market for new cars." This bright note for nuto makers coincided with the effective dale of the second relaxation of the Federal Reserve Board's Installment credit controls In two months. From today on, dealers may allow buyers 24 months to pay for cars or other goods. The Commerce Department survey Indicated H may take upwards of two more years for auto production to fill the backlog demand built up during the war. A department study also pointed to exlstance «ven yet of a backlog gestcd thnt for vacuum cleaner and probably for electric washln machines the carryover wartime de mand has largely been met. The newly eased instalment cred it controls reduce the cash dowi payment on these and other ap pllancc.s, such as radios and- tele vision sets, furniture, etc.. from 1 to 10 per cent, and exempts article costing under $100. The auto down payment nlon remains at 33 1-3 per cent, but th control restrictions now In effec permit dealers In cars and npplla nces to give terms as easy or casle than typical prewar terms if the wish. Dealers are free to Insist upo stricter terms.than the control llm Its, and Reserve Board studies j!w many of them do. home. But forcljn and Chln- ljn and ne wa i Shinghal, soon perhaps to b*- oine another civil war battleground. He spoke ns director general of ic Kuomlntang (government) p«r- y. Chiang said the Communist* wer« ceklng to "enslave the Chinese coi'le to the ca>ise of International Communism nnd attempting to take nil China the military bass ,nd source of manpower for the jcnefl'. of the Communist plan for vorld domination." Chiang promised full support to he povcrnment of U, but pledged o "--hare the sufferings of my fel- ow countrymen." Thus he may ha,v« hoscn this means of coming from retirement to lend China In her >attlc asjnlnst Communism. He railed on his people to fight ; hird against Communism u they did against the Japanese In. eight years of war. At the (am* time hf admitted some of the nhort- comlnps ol his own 22-year rule ol ,hc vaM country. The generalissimo said the Red* by crossing the Yangtie had blundered Into the same military error* that mired the Japanese In their conquest of China. Elk Chute Levee Contract Is Let By U.S. Engineers Ai.-nrd of a contract to Harvey F. Utlny Construction Company of Kennclt. Mo., for dressing and sod- clli\B 3-3'4 mllca of levee in Elt Chute Drnlnnge District, was an- nounccj today by the Memphla District. Corps of Engineers. The contract Is for (ho sum of *ll,86e,15. The work to be performed by th» contractor will consist of removing; all drbri.s nnd weeds, dressing and ferti1i2i»g the crown and slopes, and reeding and sodding to secura a uniform gra.w surface which will protect the levee from rain »nd wave The section of levee to be treated begins a^ a point three- fourths of a mile above the road cro&slnx east of Horncrsville and extends downstream 3-3^4 miles. New Uniforms Ordered For Blytheville Police New tailor-made summer uni» forms for Blythevtlle's Police Department are expected to be ordered within the next few daj-s, Mayor Doyle Henderson said today. The new uniforms are to be purchased with the city bearing one- half of the cost and the Blythevill* Junior Chamber of Commerce bear- Ing one-half, he said. The Japcee* voted Monday night to sponsor » dance to assist In paying (or th* uniforms. Mayor Henderson stated that th« new uniforms will be Navy blue *nd of summer-weight material wits the tMrta to b* j»rt « U* wiatar uniform tls*

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