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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TBZ DOMINANT NEW8PAPCR OF NORTBXA8T ARKANSAS AMD 6OUTHKA8T VOL. XLIII—NO. 45 BlythevlUc Dally New* BlythevUle Courier BlythevUle Herald Valley HLYTHEVILLK, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, MAY 14, 1946 SINGLE COPIES FIVC CBMTB President Calls Parley Hoping to Avert Rail Strike Carrier Executives And Representatives of Labor Get Invitations. WASHINGTON, May 14. (UP)-President Truman today summoned representatives of railroad Inbor and management to a conference on tlie strike threatened this week-end. The President called representatives of the "big five" brotherhoods to a White House meeting late this afternoon, The strike call has been issued by the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and the Brotherhood of Ixjco- motive Engineers. The two brotherhoods arc Keck- ing a larger wage increase than recommended by a presidential board appointed under the railway labor disputes act. They also asked -17 changes in operating rules, At 4 p. m. the Wnile House con• ference will be joined by representatives of the American Railroad Association who have served as official negotiators for the railroad industry. Conferees Selected Invited for the brotherhoods were A. P. Whitney, head of the trainmen; T. C. Cashen, president of the Switchmen's Union; Alvanley Johnston, grand chief engineer of the Locomotive Engineers: C. J. Goff, assistant to the president of the Bro- thcrhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen; and W. H. Praser, president of the Order of Railway Conductors of America. Invited for management were J. J. Pelley, president of the American Kailroad Association, D. P. Looinjs. W. T. Farley, H. A. Enochs and J. P. Parrlsh. Other government officials were expected to participate in the conference. President Truman told his news conference last week he would seize the railroads if it became necessary to keep them nmning. In his conference today he was expected to ask labor and management to outline their difference^ and then ask that the disputes be composed speedily. This is .the formula Mr. Truman followed' in the coal strike. . Operators Hopeful In Chicfirjo -MT-S'lrWKl officials ' * "X" Now Marks ' The Price for Coal, No. 1 Fuel WASHINGTON, May 14. (UPI- The wholesale price of coal Is now "X." The OPA announced that anyone buying more than five tons of coal must pay the present ceiling price, and also agree to pay any additional amounts the OPA may add to the price tag. This, said the OPA, will take care of any necessary retroactive coal price rise that results from th c United Mine Workers' current negotiations for a retroactive increase. Plane Crash Takes 28 Lives Byrnes, Bevin Reject Red Offer Molotov Suggests Troop Withdrawals to Big Four Parley. PARIS, May 14. (UPI—Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov offered today to withdraw Russian troops from Bulgaria if the United States and Great Britain would pull theirs out of Italy. Secretary of Slate James F. Byrnes proposed that the Big Four foreign ministers start discussion of a peace treaty witii Austria. Molotov vetoed the projwsal. The council of ministers was in plenary session for two hours and a half. Byrnes and Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin of Britain refused to make a deal for the withdrawal of Allied troops from Italy in exchange for a Russian evacuation of Bulgaria. Thc council discussed a report by expert--; on the Franco-Italian frontier, but took up none of the major issues of ,the Italian treaty. China Asks Representation China was revealed to have sent a note to all four ministers asking permission to send a representative to their discussion of Germany, which Was-expected to begin to- lir.e Lewis Shifts Tactics to Demand $70,000,000 Yearly Fund for Health and Welfare of Miners Foes of Lewis Develop Plans To Invoke Curbs Payroll Assessment* Irk Legislators Who Oppose Royalties Idea. WASHINGTON, May 14. (UP)— Congressional (oes of John L. Lewis went ahead with plans to curb lilin by law today despite what the\ regarded (vis a nhlft'ln his soft con demands. Smoldering wreckage of'one of the P134Y Navy planes which collided In mid-air at Munson. Fla., during The mine union leader gained maneuvers In which the PBlYs were dived upon uv a Hellcat fishier plane causing the PBYs to collide nothing on Capitol Hill by rllsclalm- aaid crash to the ground, costing the lives of 28 Navv airmen. (NBA Telenhoto ) ' Royalties Proposal Shunted Aside by Astute Mine Boss WASHINGTON, May Id. (U.P.)— President John V. howls of Iho United Mine Workers (AFL) today spelled out and defended his •demands for a Miners' Health and Welfare Fuwl. Ho said ho would refuse to negotiate any new soft coal contract without such a fund. Lewis hits proposed that the operators pay $70,000,009 a year into tiie fund. Thc miners would pay nothing, but' the union would administer it, Food Rationing Still Considered Economic Stabilizer Making Plans to Act If It Becomes Necessary WASHINGTON, May 14. (U.P.) —- -Economic • -Stabilizer Chester Bowles, said today he will recommend a return to rationing if it appears rationing Is necessary to assure equitable distribution of our ' | food supply at home and to mept Senate Group Speeds Draft Act Extension to Final Vote WASHINGTON, May M. (U.P.)—The Senate Military; ™ltrthT'same thin*, only more Affairs Committee voted unanimously today to accept °f It." commented Sen. Harry p. '" G ?. demand ( ° r 10 cent " " toln royalty m\d proposing instead H seven per cent payroll assessment to finance 11 union-operated welfare fund. Sponsor* of anil-royalty measurer. In both lioiiMiS of , congress siiicl tholr ' " 1 "' Strike Outlook Termed Brighter Observers See Some Signs of Break in Railroad Wage Dispute By United Prcu "Pro\lsion of such a fund is precedent to making a' contract," Lewis said, after he laid his demands on the line at a 1 session with the operators. i ' He brought his demands'out Into the open an miners' went Mo the second day of digging coal under a 16-day truce. But at the same time, a Home judiciary subcommittee approved » bill which members said would cut- In* Lewis' assessment demaSds. It forbids union collections from "Employers except under the check-off system of collecting union dues'by payroll deductions. both hotutes of , congress said „ , r-*-~., -«.—,»,..* iolr proposals, If adopted, would ! ,, l IJ'^f. H'l**™* brighter in- Th<j subcommltt lohiblt both royalties and payroll j ?*>" »'« the two-weeks com strike , proposed bills by wcssmonts tr " cc nl1 *" 1 become permanent,! Smith, D, Va., ai . . and there were signs of In tlie rail dispute. __ ... House amendments to Die Draft Act in an nUompt to keep Byr<i ' D " va., author of an null- the mcasuro alive after the midnight deadline. . rXii^i±r B1 b l n P JS P SS 1 - 8ef rT:, 1 nc Mouse itmfimlmf'nt.q wmnn tnm thf rlrtiff nn- /if ..*„ *» _-n i , .*.. ,« morrow. The request was - belfc -MT-S'lrW hat" i ih*b gbVerrinient* could keep some trains running even if engineers and trainmen carry out their threat of a nationwide strike Saturday. The belief increased that the government would seize the roads to prevent an industrial collapse and with au agreement at Potsdam. . Byrnes. Bevin and George Bidault of France agreed. Moltov indicated 5 opposition, He said that since the discussion was merely preliminary, it would be preferable to limit it.to the four occupying powers. L.t. Gen. Lucius D. Clay and Robert Murphy, American military and political representatives in Germany, arrived today preliminary to the discussion of Germany. They attended the morning session. Most of the meeting was devoted to a discussion of the withdrawal foreign relfef commitments. He mentioned meat, dairy Thc House amendment.'! would fathers and teen-iige youths. ~ Senate acceptance of the amend-1 menls would avert expiration oC thc draft tonight and provide n d5-day extension until July 1. Sen. Edwin C. Johnson, D., Col. told reporters that none of thc, committee members* were'- entirely satisfied with the house amendments. However, Johnson added ban the drafting a food famine in larger cities. There i of Allied troops from Italy and Axis was no sign of the unions—the Bro-j satellite countries. Molotov here- therhood of Locomotive Engineers ; tofore had blocked all attempts to and the Brotherhood of Railway! maneuver Russia into the position ~ ... . .. ' of agreeing to withdraw troops from the Balkans. The foreign Trainmen—backing down as tlie deadline for the strike grew near. . A^ union spokesman, announcing that -trainmen had been ordered to ministers were as deadlocked as ever on Trieste, and stop work at 5 p: m. EOT Saturday, had failed to find 'a definite tor- said neither government nor the : mala, for the colonial and repara- raiiroads had attempted to reopen : tions issues which once seemed near negotiations since they were broken ' solution. Bowles toM a news conference io "keep the system alive." he felt "We should go ahead with Fnvornble action by the Sennt-: rationing If practical requirements on llle I!oll sc amendments would call lor It," but emphasized "I ^Veit.the need for a joint Serin 1 .-! . certainly hope lt"'ciuPbc avoided." .House conference' and-, send ih£ Bowles said •the ne^t GO days will •, < L x t»»-™n ineasur c to President rrnman's desk for signature. Committee chairman Elbcrt Tlio- would so rccomihend to Presi'dcwt nill - s ' D " Utnh, took the committee Truman. Voluntary Conservation Urged tell whether a return to rationing is necessary. If so, he said, he C. of C. Juniors Elect Officers The subcommittee combined two Hep.. J. Howard and Rep. A. Willis break Robertson, D, V». Members said I the full judiciary committee woutrt .A. P. Whllnuy and Alvanley ' consider the combined measure 1»- Johnalon, heads of the Brother- t* 1 " this ..week. „ , . ,,, ...... ._ ....... „ ______ _ ......... „ „_.. .hood* of Railroad Trainmen and! T^ 1 " 8 »•« n o Immediate com- ot ate. H was estimated the 10 cent. Locomotive Engineers, left clevi'- me "l- from the operators on LewIV land for Washington to confei detailed outline Of his health »n<J , proposal to tlie Senate floor. lie told the Senate that no mem- James Roy, Attorney, To Become President Succeeding J. Sanders. ••"•.'JiififtM'Roy, .'10-year-old attorney was elected president of Hlytheville Junior chamber of Commerce at a business meeting last night at the chibroom. Other officers to serve are Elbcrt Huffman, vice president; He agreed with former President bcr of hls committee was "happy" |Terry Jr., secretary; Tim Elites Herbert Hoover that voluntary regarding acceptance of the house treasurer, rationing could do a great deal ""'endmeiHs. But he said the "ex- — toward solving tlie fool problem lre '"c situation" of the midnight off here on May 2. Spokesmen for the railroads believed that the two brotherhoods would call off the strike U the gov- To Review Italian Issues Noticeably jaded after nearly Bowles said there would be point in going ahead with a rationing program' unless "the people see a need for ; It .and- want 11." He was asked how' soon he felt the need for rationing would ba- come apparent He said It might be determined in the next month on the basis of cxirected crops and the meat supply, but he thought the need could be determined bet- three weeks of talking, the minis- ' ter in about 60 days, ters today made one more attempt: Bowles pointed out that after enirnent^eized^thc Hncs.^Pi-esKlent. to Breach a-jreement on Italy before- a decision is made, it would take about two months to put rationing into effect. He said in reply 0 « question that the November 'elections will have nothing to do with" any decision to restore ra- ioning. Truman has indicated that he would resort to government seizure if necessary. Ji 43 Officers Due To Attend FBI Training School Blythcville tomorrow will have tin: largest number of law enforcement officers ever present here when the semi-annual Federal Bureau of Investigation conference next week, convenes at the American Legion Molotov seemed as determined as Hut. the others to keep plowing ahead, Municipal, county and state |X)- although he usually faced at least lice of Mississippi and Crittendcn ' an Anglo-American alignment counties arc to attend the confer- ( against him. Frequently it -was sup- encc and n barbecue t o follow at ported by the French. It was Molo- Waiker Park. There are 43 ex- j tov who balked yesterday when Sec- pccted. ( rotary of State Byrnes suggested ;\ Dean Morlcy, in charge of the change of pace by switching the taking up thc future of Germany tomorrow. They planned to review the whole Italian field without limiting themselves to specific items. The only real basis for optimism in the involved and often repetitious negotiations appeared to b", that neither Russia nor the western powers wanted to take responsibility for admitting thnt thc conference had failed. All the participants seemed grimly determined n-jt to give up while a faint prospect of success remained. Some quarters saw thc possibility that the meeting might run into deadline made acceptance i ncccsi sary. He. told the Senate thnt his committee later press for a longer extension of Selective Service without thc house prohibitions. Thomas said it was important, to continue the draft law, even with the house amendment, to preserve provisions for: Thc Bonrd of Directors will be made up of Vance Henderson, Jlrt Smothermon, James C. Guard, Mar shnil Blackard and floland Bishop The new president, a member oynlly would raise I50.000.000 car, and the seven" per cent pay- oil assessment 170,000,000 a year. Hep. A. Willis Robertson, D., VR,. uthor of an anti-royalty bill In he house judiciary committee, said its measure likewise would outlaw he assessment demand. Term* I-ffUUUon Vital "But, oven If she should abandon all of his demands, I would continue to press for my bill," Robertson snld. ."I believe It l« vital legislation needed by the country, It shocks me that any union should attempV to tax that which Its members produce.*' ~ . - Congressional'opposition was aimed principally at Lewie demand that the welfare fund be financed by employers and administered entirely by the United Mine Workers Union. Even Sen. Claude Pepper, D., Fla., who delivered an eloquent defense of Lewis In a Senate speech yesterday, told reporters he would "prefer to see Joint administration of such fumls." The Byrri anti-royalty amendment WHS pending as the Senate entered Its second day of debat« on labor with "top officials." The brotherhoods have scheduled a: nationwide slrike of 300,000 members for Saturday. welfare fund plan.' Meanwhile, the Senate debated labor legislation aimed at Lewis' demand*. It Includes an amend- It was the first Indication thnt ment to outlaw royalty payments the government was prepared to lo Unions Sponsors said It abo tnke concrete sters to avert the »ould bar the payroll fund plan strike. President Truman had nnid proposed by Lewla. he was ' considering sclr.tng the | The union leader hms not yet carriers, but Whitney Indicated revealed his wa«e demands, that the move would not check the' Iev.ls came out of the morning of the law firm of Reid, Evrard and legislation. Roy. was on e of the organizers of |. Meanwhile, .two Senate groups the. local jaycec Club and served called a session to line up a fi*ht as I Is first, secretary. any ;:amendment to • the During the war, ho was In spc- pending bill. II would set up « new clnl service, assisting In the Federal federal -mediation board to help 1. Burcnl of Investigation. He had two Veteran benefits which are in- ! special foreign assignments and re- eluded in the present Inw. 2. Presidential war powers, such turned here In November. 1045. . M ' graduated from thc " settle labor disputes but would h«vo no mandatory powers. Senate republicans scheduled a party conference later to JStudy n.cRotlntlnft session' about in hour' nftei' It began to tell reporters that walkout. S»,000 Miners Remain Idle -Except • for some 80,000 mliuw hc hlul given soft coal v operators n the soft co«l fields of Pemwyi- »rx reason* why' the UMW demand- v»nl», Kentucky »nd\ Alabsnv, i-d the fund v give', them such a complete "* sis that "the opemton In-' strikers returned to the pits , „ promptly under orders from Unit- anntysl ... _ r ___ cd Mine Workers ' (AFL) president formed us today that'thejr needed John L. Lewis. They were Joined no further Information" on the In A similar truce arrangement by fund, Lewis said. 18.000 striking member- of the 1 He s«ld that the purposes for Progressive ' Mine Workers Union which the fund would be Used were: in Illinois. Limited coal supplies | I. To furnish adequate and modern began : medical service to the coar miners processors, be allotcd moving almost Immediately, under. nnd_ their families and give them (lovcrnmerit priority orders, to ulll-!a choice of doctors. He said this Hies, railroads, hospitals and food! Is now denied to the miners, par- Other Industries will tlcularly In the south. "We plan conl after essential • users hftvg been 'supplied. Dlmouts Instituted in several major cities as a result of the coal shortage, remained In effect, as did the 2S per cent cut In railroad passenger service. A freight embargo was lifted however, along second cut in passenger scheduled for to- as plant secure aulho.ity. now in- Un Y v crsltv oTArk, sas Favetolllc " lorc thin half " dozen Pr0pc " e<1 eluded in the present law. • Unlvcr ' sitv Ol Arkansas, FayettevllU.. „„„„*„-.„,. onrt „„„,,,,„ wh ,i.h,r Urscs Quick Approval ,,... " I The new officers will be installed . in June at n special program.'Jim- } mf ,Yit whether with train service morrow. Overtime Imur Settled Holies for reaching an agreement i to replace the present company doctor scourge," Lewis said. 2. To provide adequate hocpttall- zaHon arid standard hospital serv- l,ee.\ . • ... , . ' - , -' .'.".'. ..'..' K To provide life wid health Insurance which miners cannot now purchase except at rates 2T7 "Rer cent above what it Icosts people In sedentary occupations. 4. To rehabilitate the 50,000 miners who hart been Injured and disabled in the mines and 'who have Mayor Jackson to Attend Cotton Carnival Luncheon ' to act on ta e committee-approved Sen. Lister Hill, D., Aln.. joined rule Sanders Is the retiring prcsl- ThomaK in urging approval of the, dent, stop-gap bill despite [he lions-: ' amendments. He served notice that before July the Senate will be The City of BIythoville will be one-year extension. Ren. Warren represented nl the Cotton Carnival told members R. Austin. R., Vt... I that the Senate ! tomorrow in Memphis by Mayor "never has been in a worse clllem- and Mrs. E. R.Jackson and daugh- ma." and that acceptance of the i house restrictions appeared thc only July s— ,, /—• I upon,Cotton Carnival King and Queen To Rule Tonight ter. Miss Marilyn Jackson. They will attend the luncheon immediate solution. to be given by The Commercial Austin said voluntary enlistments Appeal at Hotel Penbody for in April were only mayors of 13 cities of thc Mid- j 125,000 were needed 60,000. -.vhiic to maintain South and 'their families, as a military strength adequate for na- special attraction of the Carnival tionai commitments, planned In co-opcralion with the] Sen. Durnel R. Maybank. D.. S. Memphis Chamber of commerce C.. said that 200,000 teen-age youths and the Cotton Carnival Associ?.- [deferred until July 1 to permit them slate FBI office at Little will be in charge- Rock, Livestock srr. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, May 14. (UP) (USDA>—Livestock: Hogs: 10.000; salable 9,500; 7.300 in early. Feeders strong; slaughter classes steady, most 80-120 Ibs. to feeders 15,00-15.25; a fc\v extra quality light feeders 15.50, slaughter barrows and gilts 14.80; most sows and stags 14.05. Cattle: 2,500; salable 2,200; calves 1,800, all salable; receipts discussion to Germany. Graduation Exercises Are Scheduled^ Commencement activities of one bf the largest Blylhcville High School graduation exercises Friday, May 24. following the baccalaureate service Sunday, with both events to be staged at-Haley Field SU- includc about 25 loads of steers; jdium. market less active lhan on Mon-1 For 'he first time, students re- .day Slaughter steers and heifers I celving special honors will not be fully steady cows and bulls slow: (Presented awards at the corn- steady; vealcrs 25 cents higher; mencement exercises but will re- fcw lots choice steers topped at «lvc them at the annual Class '1T25- carlv sales good and choice' Night program, to be held next tion. A full schedule of entertainment has been arranged for thc luncheon meeting which also will afford nn opportunity to learn what their neighboring cities are doing and to see highlights of the carnival, A total of 122 persons has accepted invitations. The program includes Ethel Taylor, soloist; Gene Lowery's Dixie Four Quartet, and Interviews with mayors by John Clegharnover WMC. Mayor Chandler will welcome the visitors and W. C. Teasuc, editorial wTiter of The Commercial Appeal, will be master of ceremonies. to finish their education "are now deferred forever." while "poor boys" already have been drafted from farms, factories and mills. MEMPHIS. Tcnn., May 14. (UP) —A brilliantly-lighted barge swinging around a bend of the Mississippi River tonight will signal the arrival of thc king and riuccn of the 1946 Cotton Carnival. Arrival of King R. Vance Nor- flcel and Queen Phoebe Coolt will touch off what carnival committee officials say will to the "greatest party in thc South" and the greatest Cotton Carnival yet. An air show and fireworks dis play will precede thc arrival of the carnival monarch*. Senate ratic leader Alben endorse- te( ore the May 25 ex]X>ratlon of; no facilities now to learn other j the truce rose after soft coal op- occupations. ' irs agreed to pay J3,000,000 5. To provide economic" aid for W.-Barklcy, Ky., believed the coal. ior disputed overtime In the firs; dlstres, pr hardship cases, Including will lie settled this week nm ' or hrcnlt slnco negotiations be- families that have become paupers the senate will pass some | «""„"> £^«t™?« W?*™* *«™ " sort fo labor legislation regardless. Game and Fish Commission to Meet at Norfork mM they hav , not llul f prospect however that n compensation from the state "due contract could be completed by the to manipulation of the company Wednesday deadline set by" Prcsl- doctor system." Lewis said .there dent Truman. ' were thousands of such cases. : Meanwhile, the threat of a na- g. If there Is any money, left,, to tloivwldo railroad strike Saturday. n s e It for educational and cultural Involving 300.000 workers, remain vm ^ nm ong the mine workers, in effect and n union spokesman "The UMW has no Intention of said no effort had been made to negotiating a contract now or 1a- rcsumc negotiations since they ter without such a fund," Lewis Members of the Arkansas Oamc , were broken off In Chicago May 2. sn | d . "Provision of such a fund is and Fish Commission will com- President Truman told his press blue business with pleasure Thursday and Friday when they hnvc a meeting nt Norfork Dam, near Mountain Home. Chairman O. E. Keck announced conference last, week that he would not hesitate to seize the lines, but there was no Indication that government orwratlon would avert the strike. Carpenter's $145,000 Legacy Turns Out to Be a Big Mistake MACON. Ga.. May 14. IUP)— Mrs. Hillc recalled knowing a Carpenter William Johnston's dream man named William Johnston, who here today that thc meeting wouiui AH the west coast, representa- bc held there and that the com-1 lives or 20,000 CIO Longshoremen mission members would Inspect met to consider a federal fnr.t.- thc lake and dam. | finding board's recommendation He didn't elaborate upon details for a 22-cent an hour Increase. ol the gathering but said the Tim announced wage boost, 13 members "might do a little fish-, cents short of that demanded by Ing." • I Harry Bridges Longshoremen's Siamese Twins Die PORTLAND, Ore., May 14. (UP) —The "Sl»me«e Twins" born here a week ago to Mr. nad Mrs. Edw»r--I Hurst of Deep River, Wash,, die'l steers 15.25-16.15: medium 13.0015.00; few choice heifers 16.60; held higher; medium to good Tuesday at the senior high school auditorium. The Rev. R. Scott Baird, pastor some neiu nignei, UIK^IUIII KJ ^WMX* -••>- -.«-- »». ~~~* v ~....-, , heifers and mixed yearlings 45.00-j of First Christian Church, will dc- 162? medium 12.50-14.50; few liver thc sermon Sunday evening, nrynrf' rows 12.75 upward; most with the hour to be either 6 or good cows 12.75 up common and medium beef co.«,7 o'clock. The program is to be 1000-12.50; canncis and cutters, completed shortly. mostly 7.50-9.50; good beef bulls Program of the 14.00-14.25; medium to good sail-'exercises also will saee bulls 12 50-13.50; choice veal- later. crs 1700- most medium to goad For both the baccalaureate and M2 50-15 50- slaughter steers 11.0C-! commencement programs, the sen- commencement be announced at Portland day. Their apart. from a was a grocery store operator and he had carpenter In S.in Diego In 1920. once befriended, appeared blasted However, according to her version, ' thc William Johnston she knew of a $145,000 inheritance C.ilifornfn couple which today. But Johnston still Insisted thr.t "borrowed" S100. not "lent" ti- all he knows about thc whole af- and incidently hadn't repaid It. lt will be Mr. Keek's first visit to the beautiful new lake and dam constructed by thc federal govern' ment in conjunction with the Ark' nnsa.s Game and Fish Commission of which he assiuned chairmanship somr time ngo, He said only routine bustners as scheduled, so far as he knew. Thc Commission Is greatly interested in this newest project expected to-further publicize Arkansas as a sporting area. Union, would hike wagfs to »1.37 an hour. fair is what he "read in thc newspapers." He first learned of the inhcrl- Johnston said that ho couldn't figure It out. He said he recalled a Curtis "from a long time ago. Hrwnllal to- Hospital to I tance yesterday when a man who who used to be one of hl» painters, himself as C. R. Curtis. He now fears that Curtis must also N. O. Cotton March May .. July .. Oct. .. Dec. .. open . 27.87 27.17 27.38 high 27.87 27.17 27.39 low close 27.68 27.78 27.08 26.98b 27.18 27.22 of San D|C S°' askccl * Macon paper h[m }oc ^ c Jonnston _ Hc a practical Joker. "Therfs one thing I can say. I said a California man and his wife didn't borrow any 4100 from the who Johnston befriended by lending them money some taxes, had died. in IMS Hllles," he declared. "I remember to i>ny them very well. They used to live .right across the street from me." Johnston was to contact a San I Johnston, who wisely had refrain- Diego banker named George Bailey, cd from spending any of his for- who would turn over to him an in- tune until he received it. said he ' ' 27.74 27.76 27.57 27.64 1725'"slaughter heifers 10.50-17.25; iors will wear the traditional grad- May . 24751 147-% 247«4 247% ffiedcv steers 10.fiO-16.50. ' «ntc gowns and caps. IJuly . !«',{• 14816 148V4 148VS and P. Hllle, when they died. A United Press check In official word about thc I Inheritance from any source. San | When first notified of the af- Dicgo revealed that the only Mrs. fair, his only comment was that M. P. Hllle there was very much he guessed he'd "continue to build alive. Also, no banker named houses—my life's work. Houses are George Bailey could be located. I badly needed now." N. Y. Stocks A T At T Amer Tbbacco Anaconda Copper Peth steel Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward . ... N Y Central hit Harvester North Am Aviation . ... 1*4 1-« M 1-4 47 3-4 104 7-8 128 46 5-8 12 1-2 M 1-2 25 1-2 , 96 1-2 , 13 1-1 Wedther , ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy and warmer with scattered afternoon tlumdcrshowers today, partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday. Farmer is Key To Severity of Bread Shortage CHICAGO. May 14. (UP)— About 23 days' supply of flour stands bs- tween American housewives and a bread shortage of unforeseeable duration and Intensity, a spokesmen for one of the nation's largest mills ectlmated today. The spokesman, attending the Millers' National Federation Convention, asked to remain anonymous "for business reasons. 1 * The spokesman said "nobody — not even the governmenU-cari predict" how severe the bread shortage will be. "It will be spotty," he said. "Some sections will be hit worse than precedent in making a contract. "Nearly every country in the world has such a fund for miners: Great Britain, backward Spain and more backwanl Indian. The United Mine Workers wunt one In America and their right Is accepted Jby the majority of the American people." Lewis said the government agencies have reported that more than 2,000,000 workers In other industries are t now covered by funds of this character. He noted that in Hie ladles' garment Industry t'A per cent of the payroll Is paid by the manufacturers to the union for health and welfare purposes. State College Seniors to Hear Btythtvitle Pastor The fatv. Harrey T. Kidd. pastor of Plmt Presbyterian Church, .will be the main speaker Sunday night. 8 o'clock, »t Qaccauureate of Arkansas State College graduating claw. The aerrices are to be held at R. E. Lee Wilson Hall auditorium in Jonesboro and will pitcatd , commencement exerchies Monday-night, 7 O'CIOCk. .- v v-v\ _ ' Before the Rev. Mr. KkM speak*, i lie Processional will ,b*. ptejred by Dr. R. W. Martin, pfbfesnr of music, and the Rev. Edwin A. Memmen, pastor of Bleated Sacrament Church ot: Jccwabore, wfU *r»«. tti tavoe»- areas may not be at- -;;•« CoU<*e cno»r vffi tta« and .scripture re*dtng wtt be . ftven by Ux Rov. Erin Wri«bt, pMtcr at Bono Uetlxxttat Chordx. tOm Due- tts. Some fected." The fanner is the key to .the entire picture, he Mid. "If he continues to f eed the same terrinc amount of grain to his livestock, | Ttit we won't be able to meet forelcn , tor of ibc *1nt commitments." •••• - '•*«•' "f^.ttim — - >".•.•-'• v.'«f"f- -: >'-' < ':-:^im.f&

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