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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TBB DOMINANT KKWSFAPKR OF NOKnOUOT ARKJ AND 80UTHBA0T ItUOOURI VOL. XLIII—NO. 46 BlytbevUlc Daily Now* Blyttortlto Oourtw Blvthertll* Bnald BLYTHEV1LLK, ARKANSAS, WKUNKSUAY, MAY 15,. 1946 SINGLE COPIES F1VB NEGOTIATIONS DEADLOCKED IN COAL STRIKE Wilson Estate Trustee Denies Neglect Charges J. H. Grain Files Answer in federal Court Suit Brought by Heirs. J. H. Grain, of Wilson, trustee of the R. E. Lcc Wilson Company trust which includes vast farming and business interests in Mississippi County, will resist any move to oust him, it was revealed today in his answer filed in behalf of the suit of Mrs. Victoria Wilson Wesson and Mrs. Marie Wilson Howells against Mr. Grain, in which they seek his removal as trustee. In the complaint of the plaintiffs filed March 27 in Federal Court <il Jonesborn, the plaintiffs also seek to dissolve the trust; to change the trust into ft corporation and to have the court change demand notes owed into time indebtedness. The answer, in asking tor n dismissal of the complaint, denies power of the court to grant any of the "relief" sought by the plaintiffs; denies jurisdiction of the Federal Court and alleges thnl in addition lo the money admitted by Mrs. Wesson, lo have been borrowed from the trust, that she owes for additional money she has borrowed. The answer admits that Mr. Grain has demanded payment of Mrs. Wesson and alleges that payment will not work any hardship on her. Denies Neglect Charge It admits that Mr. Crnin and his co-trustee. R. E, Lee Wilson Jr.. also of Wilson, have title as trustees to intensive lands and other interests but denies that Mr. Crain has devoted a large portion of his time to operation of his own business, as the complaint alleged. Denial also is made that he has any business'-intercsts operated in competition with the Irust as alleged In the complaint. • ^Failure tfi^rojikt'-^iny^ i^rofits.jn, " trust's farming, opera Item's' 'also' 'denied in the answer. Mr. Grain affirmatively alleges that all transactions between the estate nnd members of the Inte Mr. Wilson's family and will his co-trustee. R: E. Lee Wilson Jr. linve been conducted in fairness to the trust estate with profit to the estate and with full knowledge, approval and consent of certificate r-- holders. . He denies thnt lie has violated Ihe Strapping fellow Learns The Hard Way to Hove Respect for the Courts GARY, ind., May 15. (U.P) —A 71-year-old Judge showed a towering 35-ycnr-old defendant in Lake Superior Court that he mean-i what he says when he colls for order. He swooped from the bench and floored him twice. Virgil Underwood. 35, 6 feet, 'J inches tall, was before Judge. Homer E. Sackctt. 11, as defendant In a divorce Virgil grow angry at Mrs. Norma Dcvine. a witness for his wile, rushed to the witness stand and smacked her in the eye. Sackett went into action. He grabbed Underwood by '.he coat lapels, pulled him over a three-foot railing, and thumped him to,the floor. Underwood came up dazed but swinging. Sackett seized him around tlic neck, and down went Underwood EI gain. The judge got up, climbed back on the bench, smoothed his hair, sentenced Underwood to 90 days in jail and fined him $200 foi contempt of court. The look on Virgil's face us tlicj led him away showed that feelings toward the court were many . , . But contempt, was not amont, them. Railroad Crisis Far From Settled, Operators Say "Some Progress Made" Is Most Encouraging News from Conference. Churchman Sees Opportunity To Learn From Propagandists Senate Group Agrees on OPA One-Year Extension Favored by 11-5 Vote iri Conference. WASHINGTON. May 15. (UP) — The Senate Banking Committee today approved a one-year extension of OPA by a vote of 11 to 5. Democratic Leader Alben W Barklcy. Ky., : who left the closed session early, revealed the result of the first vote to be 'taken by the committee:" . The committee still has to decide WASHINGTON, May 16. (UP) — A spokesman for the nation's railroads reported "some progress" today in railway-union negotiations to avert a threatened nationwide rail strike this weekend. He declined, however, to elaborate on the developments at a meeting between represent n lives of railway management and officials of the two unions involved. They are the Brotherhood of Railway Traln- tncn and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Union officials adjourned to their hotel suites after the conference to "discuss some points among ourselves" before resuming ncotla- tions. • • Rallroa<t mariaemtnt and labor union leaders resumed the bargaining sessions last night at the request of President Truman who curlier conferred with them sep- rately at the White House. Mr. Truman asked them to rc- )0rt on their proress by Friday, 24 hours before the strike deadline set, by the trainmen and engineers —just about enough time for Ihe government to seize the railroads :o keep them operating if the par- :ics fail tg reach an agreement. Both sides hoped to reach at least an "agreement ID principle," on tlic main issue—the first major changes In train operating rules in 27 years. The five operating brotherhoods have demanded 44 rules change? and the companies have countered with 16 of their own. 'The brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and Brotherhood of' .Locomotive Engineers have notified their 250,000 members to-slop* .'4 p.m. EST., Saturday, if^.thetr demands ' ness. Tulsan Deliver* Keynote Dr. Storer urged that the church lake the lead In making H new world from that burdened by Ihe problems of war mirt famine. MIAMI, 'Flu.. Mny 15. (OP)—I York July 1. Ourlng Ihe war he Thousands of Southern Baptists, j led the convention's "kits tor Rus- drawn here from 19 states, today sinns" program, opened their centennial convention. In the convention sermon, Dr. J. W. Storei of Tnlsa, Okla.. called for the messengers and church members to "become n witnessing people" and give constant witness to the filory and power ol Christ. "When 1 observe the zeal of Communistic proimunndlsts I am anmz- ed at the lengths to which they will fio—because they arc consumed witli a passion." he declared. "Would that we might learn ;i lesson from the children of daik- Says WlHdarn Needed "This is no day for littleness, for scheming, for promoting of one pint tiKUlnsl another." he sulcl, "This Is a slant tiny and must bo mot by humble, sincere men in the jxiwer of Ihe Holy Spirit, only thus shall v,'e have a worthy part In Ihe struggle of the ages. "There Is a danger of diffusion and dissipation of energy. Wisdom Is mightily needed, wisdom which Mine Owners Reject Lewis' Demands for $70,000,000 to Further His Social Theories how much power it thinks OPA should continue to have. Barkley said the motion to give a full year's extension— to June 30 1947 — was made by Son. Ernest AV McFarland, D., Ariz. cluisetts and Mrs. Howells a resident of New York. Lee Wesson, grandson and .who now resides a Wilson, is not _a, petitioner in tlT3 terms of the'trust agreement or his obligation ami duty to the trust. i complaint 'but ;issued Tabulation of ownership of • ccr- ! in .agreement, with the tificates of interest in'tlic R. E. Lee ' - Only sou of the a; statement plaintiffs, late Mr., Wilson Dr. Put M. NefT. former Rovernor of Texas nnd outgoing president or the convention, nlso addressed the morning session. His .successor will clcclctl tomorrow afternoon. A report of the executive committee showed today that 1945, the convention's actual centennial year, was one of the grcntest In history. Total church contributions reached $98.458,425—1111 Increase of »21,859.005 over 1944. Gifts to mission causes in the yeur were $22,490,751. Dr. Louie D. Newton. o( Atlantn. On., who will make the address tonight hi Bnyfront Park, received word on his arrival here: that he is apjiolntccl to ti RusslEui war relief mission which leaves New properly concerns Uselt with what ever makes (or th« betterment M human nMalr.s, hut It .should not be made a tall to every rlsitiK kite with ll.i aerial antics ami it.t rig?jiB course.' ... "Opportunities and demands are bewildering. A new world is emerging, socially. Industrially and politically, a revolution as radical us the world has ever known. . . "H Is my conviction that Labor Forces In Senate Play Delaying Role Commit*** Favors Investigation of Causes for Unrest. should without further hesitation take up the duty enjoined upon us and obey to the lust full measure of jour devotion. Hint command to witness of Him alone who has the power to lurn men from darkness to light." WASHINGTON. May. 15. (UPI — The Senate Labor Commuted today approved a resolution calling for an InvestlnaUon 1 Into the causes of labor unrest. Some members hoped tile proposed inquiry could be used we I to stall adoption of rigid anll-slrlkt! Byrnes Proposes Early Peace Pact U. S. Official Seeki Special Committee to Handle Preliminaries , Wilson arid Company, in the answer filed, shows that the plaintiffs own 35.88 per cent of the trust. is R. E. Lee Wilson Jr., of Wilson. Other children of the son and daugh- . ters also hold certificates. It is the contention of the RUSWCI- that- tile certificates, formerly owned by the Inte Mrs. Eli7,nbetli Adams Wilson, wife of the trust foundc-.-. are owned by S. A. Regenold, as executor of her will. In the complaint filed by the two daughters of the pioneer South Mississippi County planter, it had been contended that Mrs. Wilson's share in the trust already had vested in the plnintiffs which gave them slightly more than 49 per cent of the certificates of ownership. The trust instrument, under which Mr. Grain is serving, rccruircs consent of 75 per cent of the ceitincale holders to terminate the trust. Daughters Ratified Trust When the trust instrument, under which Mr. Crain and R. E. Lcc Wilson Jr.. arc operating ns trustees. was executed in 1937, it wns ratified in writing by Mrs. Wesson, Mrs. Howells nnd the other certificate holders, according lo the answer filed. The new instrument set up R trust, which was lo last 21 years, with the trustees given the absolute control nnd management of the trust property, free of any right of control hy certificate holders, it has been pointed out. Mr. Crain was given the right, by the 1937 instrument, to act as sole trustee when occasion demanded. The answer includes a history of the prior trust created by R. E. Lee Wilson ST., beginning in 1917 with the original trust, which he amended in 1919 for another trust instrument, this latter trust being designed to o)»ratc for a period of 21 years. Tlic answer points out lhat during this period the elder Mr. Wilson died in 1933 and that until the plaintiffs and other heirs participated in creation of the current trust, Mr. Grain and R. E. Lee Wilson Jr.. were elected by the plaintiffs and other certificate holders for successive annual periods until 1937 •when the new trust was created. Tills terminated the old trust and made the new trust run for a new period of 21 years or until 1958. According to the answer, llic original trust was designed by '-he late Mr. Wilson to guarantee the preservation of the unity of his estate and that the successive trusts constitute the basis of the trust estate under which Mr. Grain and his co-trustee now are operating. Grandson Sides with Plaintiff Petitioners in the complaint are the two daughters, who now saj they no longer reside In Wilson, with Mrs. Wesson n resident of Mnssa- The complaint maintained that Mr. Crain was devoting too niucn of his time to his own businrsis interests and lhat the gigantic holdings of the trust could belter be ojierated by a coiporation. The petitioners maintain that lie has built up vast agricultural and business interests of his own du:Ing the past few years, which "of necessity demand an ever increasing amount of his lime and attention." In a statement issued to the Courier News, when tile complaint was filed. Mr. Wesson said in part: "We appreciate what Mr. Grain has done but feel that future Interests of both himself anct the company can best be.served by the proposed changes as set fovtii in the petition filed in our behalf." 60,000 Acres Involved Holdings of this trust Include 60,000 acres of whicli 50,000 arc in cultivation, and said to be the largest cotton plantation In the world. Tlic trast also owns or has stock in banks, alfalfa mills, cotton mills, gins, saw mills, dahy, canning factory, brick - making plant, lumber companies, farm implement firms, automobile busi- icsses and various lypes of other retail stores such as mercantile drug, grocery and the like. Under lormal operating conditions about 10.000 persons arc employed. The late Mr. Wilson, who in 1830 started with felling lumber n South Mississippi County anc later purchases 500 acres of limber land, expanded his holding; until, at his death, he owned vasl farming and business interests which included entire towns and communities of Wilson, Armorcl, Bassctt, Evadale, tercsls at other Osceola. Kelser and Blythevllle. During the past 15 years thcso businesses have been greatly expanded and H is understood that substantial dividends have been peirt cerllcificale holders. Tl Is said that Mr. Crain. as trustee and general manager, draws an annual salary of $35,000. When the complaint was filed, value of the holdings was estimated In excess of $8.000,000. The case Is slated for trial at the November term of Federal Court In Jonesboro. Attorneys for Mr. Crain a*'0 Reid, Evrard and Roy of Blythe- tlffs in the complaint are House, Marlanna. Attorneys for the plaintiff In the complaint are House, Moses and Holmes of rJltle Rock, are tiot met. ^Few Train* Won Id Operate The strike would take out three members of each fiv e man crew and halt every train except fhoec hauling troops, hospitalized veterans and milk. The BRT and BLE would operate these three types of train. 1 ; Only. The two unions have rejected " the recommendations o: a Presidential fact finding board for settlement of the dispute with a few . rules changes and a 16 cents ari hour'wage increase. :,Conductors, firemen and switchmen have accepted the wage increase but have not yet exhausted the orderly procedures of the railway mediation act on their demands for rules changes. However, they were brought into the new bargaining conference since railronrt industry practices are to make rues changes only on a nationwide basis. A general hourly wabe increase was NOT discussed at the initial meetings, it was reported. It may not be brought up until tomorrow or Friday, but will be an important actor in settling the dispute flna!- y, sources close to the negotiations •aid. Thc five brotherhoods originally isked for $2.50 per day more. Thc conductors, firemen aud switchmen lave since renewed mcir demand for $1.20 a day in addition to the fl.28 already awarded and paid. Ill 1937, 1941 and 1943, the bro- hcrhoods surrendered virtually all of their demands for rules changes In exchange for n larger cenl-s per hour pay boost. Some sources PARIS, .Mny 15. <UpY— Sejc of state James F. Byrnes Battered Draft Law is Extended Senate Acts at Zero Hour to Approve Amended House Bill. ta?y *-' WASHINGTON, May 15. fUP) rcc-1 Teen-age boy*, prim* source of ommendcd today that the Big Four • new military manpower, today Foreign Ministers set up a special ccived a 45-day draft reprieve in deputy committee lo rlrnrt. n i>rf-' stop-gap legislation extending the llminary German peace treaty to Selective service Act until July 1 be presented to a second peace The Senate:paswd the House-ap- conferencc he proposed for Nov. 12. proved extension bill ..lew than six Byrnes redoubled his efforts lo-' nous bcfor c Selective';Service was scheduled to expire'>1a*t: midnight It wns a weak, watered-down version of America's formerly Iwo- fisted draft Inw. The 'Senate wns not satisfied, ami neither was President Truman when believe this may happen again. Fire Damages Residence at 617 West Park Victoria and in- lowns. Including Tlic residence of Mr. and Mrs Cecil Gurnow, 617 West Park, was severely damaged by fire yesterday which originated from a kerosene cooking stove. Th c entire interior was burned with most of the furniture and other furnishings lost. ' Mrs. Gurnow said flames from a kerosene fire' flared up around a tub of water being heated for washing an d that the fire spread rapidly through the house. Damage -will reach several thou:and dollars, It wa« estimated. Firemen also made a run this morning. 5:30 o'clock, to 1016 South Lilly, whete a kerosene stove caused » fire. The Negro occupant was not at home but firemen extinguished the Hamcs before there was serious damage. Burdette Infant Dies The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Capp« died this morning, 1 o'clock, shortly after birth at the family home m Bxartette. Condition of th* mother today wa» believed. •ajtafaetory. Funeral services wen to' be'held this afternoon, j o'clock, at Sandy Rldgc Cemetery with Cobb Funeral Home In charge. ward an early peace treaty with Germany nt a three-hour meeting of Ihe foreign ministers. At the same time he sought better coordination of allied occupation policies. He suggested that a special ministerial commission examine the whole question of Germany with a prime objective of abolishing the 1 economic barriers between the oc- . cupation zones. Foreign Minister V. M. Mointov of Russia said he wanled time to study both Byrnes proposals. Ernest Bevin of Britain and Georges Birtault of France followed his lead with similar expressions. Byrnes did not refer to his recent proposal for a 25-year disarmament of Germany. And the min- sters did not mention his proposal of yesterday thnt the council adjourn until June 15. preliminary the first pence conference he las proposed for July. . Urges Sperd wilh Treaty He urged that no rtclay be bronk- cd hi drawing up Ihe German .rcaly. He said it was important, not only for Germany but also for the allies. Until the Allies devise a definite policy for all of Germany, he nr- Buccl. any separate plans will be difficult and complicated. He suggested that a special committee of deputies get down to work at once on tlic German treaty, making inlerim progress reports to the ministers with a goal of the council presenting a tangible treaty to a 21-nation ftCRCK conference Nov. 12. That conference, he said, should in no way interfere with the first peace conference whtcVi he wanted called for July 1 or 15. at which treaties with Italy, the Balkan countries. Finland and Austria would be taken up. He said the German economic questions should be examined by deputies Immediately. The matter Is urgent, he said, because unless the i'otsdam agreement can be put In:o effect, combining Germany into an economic entity, chaos will result in the American zone at Irast. Byrnes implied that if the economic zonal boundaries in Germany arc not abolished, the United i States might be forced to halt the dismembering of plants In the American zone. The halt might have lo be called. Byrnes said, in order to produce sufficient exports of foodstuffs to pay for the American Imports Into Germany. They totaled $200,000,000 In the last year, he said. Byrnes advanced his proposal regarding Germany at a three-hour session of the Council of Foreign Ministers. eg is 1st Ion. Committee Chairman James E. Murray, D., Mont., estimated such n inquiry would take "several months. He said the question whether Ihe. resolution would win full Scnntij approval before pending labor legislation Is acted upon "depends on the temper of (he Senate." Thc resolution, sponsored by Sen. Harley M. Kilgore, D., W. Va., would authorize the Labor committee lo Investigate "the caus«n of dlnputc.1 between labor and management, including union and employer policies and practices." It would authorize $3.000 for 'flelrt Investigations as well as hearings In Wnsn- ••• I • WASHINGTON, May'ID. (U.R)_Soft coal operator* today llntly rejected .John U Lewis' demand that they fi- imnco ii union hpulth and welfare fund for miners 'This loi-miimlcd negotiations am | may compel Presidential action lo.«yorl reiiewftl of the diwuslroiis strike. Such ni-tion wns hinted by Reconversion Director Johii W. biiydor. He said President Truman will use every power nt his eomnmrul to prevent resumption of the strike^if a new contract is not written before tjhe two-week mining truce expires May 25. Lewis had specifically asked a seven per cent payroll levy—estimated to rnlse $70,000.000 a year. ' The mine ownera' rejection of Lewis' welfare fund'demand was ! expected. It came a f*ifl>ouri before Hi* disputants -wen acheduled to go to the White house for a conference with Mr. Truman. He wanted, but did not get, an agreement today. Lewis hu served notice that the United Mine Worker* '(AFLi will not negotiate u new contract without such a fund. A 40-mlnutes negotiating' session was receaned until 2<pjn. after this operator* rejected Lewis' welfare fund demand on grounds It was « "new social theory and phlloaophy'," Operators «ald the union proposal would "usurp" the goxemraent's taxing powers and would increase thu snai of coal. The new deadteek da*hfd whatever mall hope renuUMI 'thai the miners and apttaiars ce«ld tu to Ihe White'Bra* U*y with an a|Tf«inenl—M nqlM*i«4 by Prnlden^t Truman. 93 to Graduate From High School Ray. R. Scott Baird To Be Baccalaureate Speaker Sunday Night. "A City That Bus Foundations" will be the Rev. R. Scott nalrcr.i topic when in; speaks Sunday night. 6 o'clock, at Blylhevlllo High School graduating clash's bnccHlnnrcHla services at the High School stadium. The Rev. Mr BHlrd Is pastor of First Ohrlsliim I Church here. Ninety-three seniors will receive their diplomas Friday Friday, May 24. • The completed program shown thnt the prelude "Reverie" by Dc- Bussy, will be by the school Band, under direction of Karl Wadi'n- pfuhl. The • processional, also bv the band, Is t<> be "War March ol the Priests" by Mendelssohn. Committee he signed the bill into law. But it. was the strongest measure that the house would pass. It exempts lecn-agers and fath- cis from Ihe draft. Selective Service Director Lewis B. Hcrshey flashed word to local draft boards to stop 'Inductions of youth who have not yel reached Ihelr 20th birthday. Secretary ol War Robert P. Patterson ™td the action means the army probably will be forced to keep previously-drafted youths In service two years Instead of only 18 months as now planned. The President, Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson nnd congres- Mnnnl leaders Joined in branding the measurn a "bad bill," Imper- illing fulfillment of Ihe nallon's international cormni linen Is. the, lull Striale Is . btjore an InveV .. , started.' * " ' . Although the Kilgore resolution would not. necessarily displace pending InborJlegLslhtlon on the Senate floor, It would give pro.-l»b<>r forces a strong argument to defer action on any drastic labor bills until the investigation was completed, It was In line wllh the 'argument.-! of Murray- and his associates thai, the Senate cannot act wisely on the pending anti-strike proposals without full facts. Hasty Legislation Feared Murray called Uxiay's meeting .if. tcr a closed-door meeting late ycs- . terday with' 15 other senators I erally favorable to labor. 1 "We feel that it Is dangerous foi he Senate to try to legislate while the coal 'strike Is in progress." Murray said, "It would only croaU? more bltternesii and Industrial strife than we have'today." Murray described senators who attended: yesterday's meeting as 'men Interested in sound, constructive legislation who will not be carried away by the emotions of ihe moment, 1 " He disclaimed any intention lo stage a scml-fllibustcr lo delay Sen- Brothers, War Veterans, Join Business Firm Two more World War n veterans have filtered business In Blythcvillc with Homer Beshnrsc and his brother. Jnmes Monroe Besharsc Jr.. becoming partners of E. Allen Biddie in the nest control service. The firm will be known ns Bldtllc Bxtenriinators and will continue with the of i>ost. control service, including termite extermination, in Arkansas, Missouri and Illinois. Main office will 1)0 at 115 South Third Street with a branch office also to be maintained In the Walls Building at Jonesboro. In announcing the new partnership, Mr. Bidcile. former sole owner of the business which has operated here several years, said new equipment was being added. The new partners arc sons of Mr and Mrs. J. M. Bcsharsc. Both attended Blylhcvllle schools where they were outstanding football players. Homer Besharso. Is a veteran of five years service In the Army, having been discharged with the rank of sergeant. Monroe Bcsharse, Inducted Into Ihe Army while still In high school, wns seriously wounded In combat on Okinawa. Upon his discharge, because of physical disability, he returned lo his studies at Blythevllle High School. jive the Invocation, Tlie *<> . sing the ••lijfcvi.i-H "^ y Helir!r ' ", wlth Club. The band will Whlfc ( HM*« Preps Secretary Charle. O. KM. ial«Vudan aad ntrewntattvca . called to the^Ttttte' Mm* Uter the ' Rev. Mr. noys' Chorus will sing «»i!li' lto " - Andef "°n said a renewal of •n,nnir u, »n ,-> ,-- ,., ;. the " trlke would m e«n 'hat'mo& Thnnk we All Our Clod" by | of the nation's rood indualries wovtld i Ind to a halt within a tew days Most of the 400,000 miners haw been digging coal since Monday Criirger-Luviiss. Benediction will lie > by the Rev. liny L.. McLester, pastor of Yarbro-Promlscd Land Methodist churches. The Class rcccsslonnl will bo "Pilgrims' Chorus" by Wagner. 93 Tn Get Diplomas Seniors-• will iiltcnrt services In lrndll|oniil caps and gowns. Tlic 0,'i candidates for graduation are Joyco sunshine Anderson. Winifred Louclla Barnes. Evelyn .Tnnett Heard, Mary Sun Bcrrymun. Monroe Bcslmrsc, Kathleen Ell»>- lieth Black. Haskcl Corbie Blank- enshlp. Cnrolyii Betty Borowsky, nennelln Jean. Brown, Lettle Lillian Bunch, ^lartha Ann Bunch, UlUlo Sue Burks. Edgar Cflln. Chester Abbott Cnldwell Jr.. Don' K. Chnmblln, Dorothy Conley. Jack Wllbiir Cook, Barbnrn Alone Ciillison, Carl C. Culllson Jr.. Robert M. Cullison, Joyce AnneUi: nnmon, Belly Lois Defoe, Billy L. ate votes on lalwr bills until the coal JDiinnway. Rosnna Cliivelnnd. strike Is settled. | IWtnona Pcnn Enfilnnd, Edith .Gyonc Erhardt. Juanlla Elixabelh Kvnns, Hurry Carter Farr, Frances Field. Betty Ionise Foster, Ada Gcnn. Rolnnd Murray's group still hojwd wllh- out too much confidence that they could beat down- nmendment-s to their own bill which would set up ,1 five-man federal mediation bonrcl without mandatory powers.' Weather ARKANSAS—Mostly cloudy and continued warm with showers and thunderstorms .today, tonight, and Thursday. , N. O. Cotton NEW ORLEANS. May 15. (UP) — Cotton closed barely steady. open high low close Mar 2770 2783 2757 2780 May 2798 2711 2796 2686 July 2722 2724 2701 2707 Oc't 2154 2760 2734 27M Investigator For FBI Speaks To Civic Groups Work of lliu Federal Bureau of Investigation wns discussed by Dean B. Morley. agent in charge of the Lltllc Rock PDI office, at yesterday's luncheon of the IJons Club, nnd this morning he Rddrcwcrt Blythevllle High School pupils nt an assembly period. He is in Blythevllle to conduct the FBI training conference for peace officers and the conference wns scheduled to get under way during the afternoon. Speaking al the Uons luncheon, Mr. Morley slicssed the Importance of co-oper«llon of citizens and peace officers In fighting crime. He told of instances wheh FBI agents had solved criminal cases or helped in tracing criminals. Another FBI agent attending the session w«s Frank Aldcn of Little iiock nnn also guests were William Bcrryman, Blythevllle chief of Po- Icc. and D*nnle O. SmlUi, FBI agent stationed here. During th« bmlnets s«««lon, |t was annourt«*d that three candidates for the office of Lion's Club president tor the next term were W. Ij. Homer, James Terry and J. P. Friend. Officers will be elected at a later meeting. Members voted to sponsor- • High school boy to attend Boy» Slate and a girl for atria State, to be held Itt Little Rock. New members present were Joe B. Evans and Max Usrey Jr. Chtcocro Rv« May . J42% J42*i 242 K 242-% Dec ......... 2762 2T72 2145. 27C» July . 1«',4 141 Vj 14»',4 Fowler, 13llly Joe Huth Marie Gray. George Orfcn, Inez Gurley, John Jerome Haley, John Hnltcr. Everett Edscll irnrbcr, .1. K. Harrison, Billlc Hawkins. Irby Raiulnll Hawks Billy Hnynes, Jim A. Hnynes Jr.. Nannie MHC Ifessle, Bonnie Hodge, Nancy Ann Holland, John Hcl- llngsworlli. Gertrude Hoover, Marcelle Humphrey, William Franklin Hyde. J. I,. Johnson. Wllla Mac Johnson. Bobby Jordan, Muriel Ann Kiutd.sen, Ben John Lancashire, Jnmes Carr Lee. Edna Llndlcy Lovcll, charlrs Roy Lutes. Grady Guy Magce, Viva Ann Middleton, Frank Marttadalc Nicholson Mary J. Pafford. Ann Ell7jU>eth Powell. Richard A. Prlcharrt. Dorinld Clnrcncc Ramsey, Jerc N. Reid, Irma Jean Rice, Myra Ann Richardson. lorenc Ross. Dorotlirx. Jean Ruffln. Carolyn Jane Shcl- ton. Geneva Shibley, Frances Tressalyn shouse. Jean Smith. Mary Van Sneed, George K. Spaeth, Polly Ann Stewart, Virgie Janet Stcwhit, Wllma Lea Slonc, Barlcne Sullivan. Virginia Doris Swcarcngen, Thomas Raleigh Sylvester. Sanford Tomlmson, Berta Madge Vastblnder. Bobby L. Walden, Melba Walker. Betty Jane Warrington. Bertha Anne Weednifh, Earlene West, Evelyn Ruth Wheat, Aloha Virginia Wheeler, Bffie Geneva White and Betty Frances Woodson. Seniors who arc veterarts ol World War II are Monroe- B2- sharse. Edgar Cain, Carl C. Culll- son Jr.. Bobby Jordan, Sanford Tomltnson and- Bobby U Walden. N.-Y. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. . under the truce. Th e government has place<i pfiortly controls on sucli coal, Anderson warned In a statement that ''without'coal our food Industry cannot process our 1946 farm output which is just rwrw.beinning lo come into harvest." Termed.: National Calamity "I consider the effect of coal shortages on food alone a national cnlamllyl". he said. He said lack of power for refrigeration and pasteurization wo'uTd wholesale food spoilage that Would endatager domestic food supplies, ns well as exports to fammt mcas during the coining wlrjter ! is ling tho'slx reasons Lewis had \P'I to Justify the demand, the i'lliotiy lepresentatives said —jo least three of them were "immeasurable on any notarial or other basts and would result in expenditure of many moire millions than those that ate measuriible." ~ Lea Is' demand Involved a seven per cent payroll assessment. Miners would not have to contribute lo the fund, but the union would administer it. No Restriction m Spending Tlie operator? said the union had proposed no restrictions upon the expenditure of the money and that the Industry • "unequivocally rejects" the proposal for these reasons; ... l"First. Ihe committee would not exercise such authority and mato commitment of this charactci or the Industry, and further, t*if! matter noes not go to the question if wages, hours or working condi- tons. "Second, that the plan constitute; double taxation on tte Industrj or social welfare, lor which It I: now paving approximately 10 cent; per ton... '-..'• Patriotic Program Given By High School Pupils The annual BlyttveviUe Htg! Schoo! patriotic program, «ponsorti by the American History classes will be presented touioiitrw night « o'clock,,at the High School Audi torium. -There are no fees and the; public is imtt«l,"I is announced. : PaHlci|wting in the program, wit the theme, "Wrrtch Way n*cc? will also be members oT the 0* Club arid school band.' ':";'. The baml win pimnl the to troductoryv eplaode and the Gh Club, the concluding episode. . Thij program is under Uw dim tlon of a faculty mmiiilllm coa poaed Of -Mtes KfV CMe Terre chairman;'.Mr*. WQfon 9ttrj.lti 7765

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