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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWBPAPER OF MOKTREA8T ABKANSAA AMD SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 108 Blytlwrtlte Dtlij Men Courier Uiulislppi Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JULY 29, 1949 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Ex-Bootblack Gives Clark, McGrath Appointments GainingApproval Final Acceptances Awaited; Senate Okay Of Both 1$ Expected More 'Hot' Data in '5 Per Cent' Probe By Marvin I,. Amwunith WASHINGTON, July 29. (AP)—Senators investigating the activities of "five per centers'.' took fast-talking John JUaragon behind closed doors again .today for more questioning on matters described as "plenty hot." Maragon, dapper former bootblack who gets into the White House, spent more than an hour with the investigators at a hush-hush session yesterday. Afterward, his secret testimony was rated "plenty hot stuff" by a Senate source. Maragon allowed up this morning* at a basement room of the Senate Office Building and Immediately By Jack Bell WASHINGTON, July 29— OT— r*resident Truman's surprise choici of Attorney Genera) Tom Clark for the supreme court and Senator J was closeted with the Senate group looking into allegations of t!ie use of influence in the awarding ot government contracts. "I'll be out in about 15 minutes." Maragon called cheerily to newsmen. A Senate official taid it would be much longer. Knows Officials Maragon calls many top government officials and Congress members by their first names. He listed President Truman's military aide, Maj. Gen. Harry H. Vaughan, one of his good friends. "We got some plenty hot stuff from Maragon. It was interesting.' said a person thoroughly familiar with what went on at the hush- hush session. Maragon himself said ffc "Honest, there Is nothing in it yet." He added: "They may be In a couple of weeks." At lirst Maragon flatly denied that he had been before the Senate's special Investigations sub committee. An hour and a hal later he icknowledged that, he had testified. He dictate;', this state ment to reporters at the Csnito last night: "When on July 20 I read Drew Pearson's column accusing me q being a five per center. I proceeded immediately to the office of Senator Karl Mundt of South Dakota (a member of the Investigations Bubcommilteel and asked the Senator to read the charge oVi- tained In the column. "I then requested of Sen*>rr Mundt that In view of the charge. I be heard by the committee as soon u possible. "Today the committee received mr testimony in executive session." The term five per center has been applied to persons who charge a fee for^. help..in..~?tting. (tovern- ment contracts for others. The practice In Itself is not Illegal. The subcommittee \vanti to find out whether any of commission men have attempted to influence government officials In the awarding of contracts, as has been alleged. ! • **Not a Per Center" .ikgv reporter asked: "Mr. Maragon. Ke you a five per center or a 50 per center?.' He shot back: "I have never been a five per center, certainly never a 50 per center—or any other kind of per center." Maragon also was asked whether he Is a good friend of General Vaughan, the President's aide. "Undoubtedly General Vaughan has thousands of good friends.'* Maragon replied. "I am fortunate enough to be one of them." He refused to say whether Vaughan has said he knows about 300 persons in Washington In contract operations. Maragon has had a fabulous career, starting as a bootblack In Kansas City after coming to this country from the Island of Malta, where he was born about 50 years ago. It was in Kansas City that he first met Mr. Truman. Western Congressmen Rebel against Torrid Weather in Washington WASHINGTON, July 28—I/PJ— Western members of the House are rebelling over the hot Washington weather. Their target Is the long weekend recesses which they complain give eastern members i chance to go to their seashore homes while the lawmakers from distant points sweat in the capltol. The rebellion, which, has been seething for some time, broke Into the open when Rep. Hoeven (R- lowa) served notice that he will object hereafter to House recesses running from Thursday to Monday. A single objection can block these recesses. If Congress must "sweat It out" In Washington's hot weather, Hoeven told the House yesterday, it should work every day and get the Job done so everybody can go home. Democrats Seek New Party Chief Action Hinges on McGrath Taking Position in Cabinet Military Housing Bill Is Shelved Until Next Year WASHING i ON, July 29- t&t Chairman Vinson (D-Gai of the ^5° llse Armed Services Committee said today a S613,0<XMX}0 military public works bill has been shelved until next year. Approved by the Armed Services Committee, the authorization measure earlier had een stated for Horse action this ^c.sslon. Vlnson said it will not be ca ed up. The decision to hold the bit back reportedly resulted from agreement among House leader not to press for action now on any big-money measure that can be put off until next year. The public works bill includes funds for housing for service men and their families. The measure would authorize the expenditure bvt would not actually provide the money, The authorizatior included: $247356.481 for (lie Air Force, S200.862.80I for the Navy: and S165.5%.400 for the Army. WASHINGTON. July 29. fJPt — William M. (Bim Boyle, 46-year- old Missouri lawyer who has been in and out of politics since he was a boy, wats described by party of- Uciai*" today as a "natural" to* become Democratic national chair man. That- is, assuming: that Senator McGrath ID-RI) gives up the chairmanship to become attorney general. McOrath was offered the cabinet post yesterday by President' Truman in a shift that would move, Attorney General Tom C. Clark to the supreme court. The tall, quiet talking Boyle, party officials said, fits into the chairmanship picture perfectly. First, he has known the President for 30 years, and was his secretary for a while when Mr. Truman was a senator. The President, whose preference for the chairmanship is decisive, likes htm. Second, he is from the President's home state and h« did a whale of a job In the campaign Mr. Truman made to win the presidency an his own 'ast year. Already in Control Third, he Is already in the driver's seat »t the committee. He was made a part time, non-salaried ssistant to McOrath early this year. He bee? roe a full time pa\d executive vice chairman on April 21 on McGrath's recommendation, giving up a law practice here to .ake it. Since then Boyle has conducted Ihe day to day activities of "the committee, including the handling of patronage, leaving McGrath more time to devote to his senator- ship. Democratic committee officers said that while its chairmen generally are not pair 1 here is no rule which would prevent paying Boyle a salary If he is named chairman The committee, they added, could vote to continue his present 430,000- Howard McGrath for attorney general gained general approval of Senators today. Although the President told hi news conference yesterday tha Clark and McGrath hadn't Ilnallj agreed to the .shift, there seemed little douot the two will announce their formal acceptance next week. Clarx, 4!*-year-old Texas lawyer. would fill the court place left vacant by the death of Associate Justice prank Murphy. Moving into Clark's place as the nation's chief legal watchdog would be McGrath. 45-year-old chairman of the Democratic National Committee former solicitor general and former governor of Rhode Island. If arrangements can be made this weekend for appointment of his Senate successor, McGrath is expected to agree to accept the cabinet post. Friends said that once he Is confirmed, McGrath will resign as Democratic chairman. That would leave the post open for William M. Boyle, Jr., formerly of Kansas City, who has been serving as executive assistant at a $30.000 yearly salary. Clark Ready to Accept Clark indicated in a statement that he Is ready to take the court post. Observing that the President had bestowed a great honor on him by offering the place, Clark said: "It is with humility that I approach It. Such a position is the greatest challenge that can be placed before a lawyer. I hope I am worthy of the honor the President has paid me." McGrath said he wants to talk LO his family and friends in Rhode Island before he decides finally. Involved was reported to be an understanding about h i s Senate successor. Most politicians think that If Gov. John P. Pastore doesn't want the place himself, he will be urged by McGrath to appoint Mayor Dennis j. Roberts of Providence. - "Whoever i* named is likely to serve until a special election In 1050. McGrath's term rims through Attorney Terms Lewis a 'Bore' And 'Horn' Actor WASHINGTON, July TJT« T»ylor, general counsel for the Southern SUtes Industrial Council today called John L. Lewis an "Insufferable bore" and a "ham" actor. The attack on the United Mint Workers chieftain was made before the Senate Banking Committee with the suggestion that Congress cut L«e»'is "down to size." Taylor, a Washington attorney. said the UMW has a total monopoly over coal production which Is, in effect, Lewis' personal monopoly. "John D. Rockefeller. Sr., never exercised one-tenth, of the control over oil that John I*. Lewis now exercises over coal," Taylor said. The committee Is investigating coal operations, the activities of the UMW and the three-day work week which Lewis ordered In the eastern coal fields last June 30. Senator Robertson (D-Va), act- Ing chairman who requested the inquiry, has invited Lewli to reply to the attacks made against him throughout the week by coal operators and other witnesses. his position as Democratic national chairman, the Rhode Is- Und Senator seemed likely to escape any serious criticism in Senate consideration o[ b.Ls appointment. Whe t^er C lark would get by without some harsh words remained in doubt. Chairman McCarran (D- Nev) of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will handle both a-year pay. This might very well happen, it was 'ndlcated, since Boyle Is described as not In the wealthy class. Periodic reports of rivalry between Bnyte and McGrath have been painful to both. They Insist they are close friends and do not disagree. White House officials and those at party headquarters also deny any friction exists. Boyle planned most of the "whistle stops" the President made to (he 194fi campaign which proved quite a factor In the Democratic victory. He is said to have been one of the few party leaders who ur?ed the President to go all out in the drive for Ohio and Illinois- York Stocks nominations, has had some recent brushes with {ht attorney general. Tardy Truck Owners Must Pay Penalty To handle anticlpatefi last-minute rushes, the Arkansas Re\'enue Department offices in Blytheville and Osceola will remain open until midnight Saturday, the deadline for purchasing new truck and trailer licenses. Some 2,900 trucks and trailers in Mississippi County—more than half of the total number—remain to be licensed before the deadline and both offices expect to be "swamped" during last-minute rushes, Both office. 1 : will remain open Saturday night because the deadline set hy the reUcenstng Uw. July 31, falls on Sunday this year. Of the 5,000-odd trucks and trall- ers in the county, o]ily approximately 2.100 have been re-licensed to date in compliance with a 2949 state law requiring such vehicles j to be registered according to weight I rather than tonnage. ! An estimated 1.100 licenses have been issued from the BIythevlle office and about 1,025 have been sold at the Osctola office. Tlie Blylhtvttle office also will remain open during the noon hour tomorrow. The Osceola office will be closed from noon till 1 p.m., howefer, due to a shortage of personnel. Clem C. Bowen. Revenue Department inspector for. South Mississippi County, died In Osceola One New Polio Case Reported Lull Follows Daily High of Eight in Missco Thursday Mississippi County had relief yesterday from rampaging poliomelytls which lias been increasing by leaps and bounds here this week. One new case was reported lo health authorities, bu t the lull Is on the heel of a. previous daily high, when eight new cases were brought under observation on Wednesday. Previous lulls have seemed apparent, and then the disease will strike with renewed fury. The new case listed today is that of Gean Carson. 15, of Burdett*. He was U> be sent this afternoon to Little Rock for treatment in the University Hospital. He lives with an aun^ and uncle, but health authorities today Identified them only as Mr. and Mrs. Sent Tod ay's, lone case the total for Miss: Actually 113 cases havi ed, but two of the victims were found to be residents of other counties. Yesterday's ! eighth vlcllm was Johnny Rowel!, aged 18 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Rowell of Burdette. He was being treated -today in St. Vincent's Infirmary In Uttle Rock. Jame.1 Tucker Eubanks. son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Eubanlu of New Liberty, has been placed. In a respirator. He was admitted to the hospital Wednesday, and placed In the lung shortly after Ills arival. He is two years old. Kay Shearin, six, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Shearin, is reportedly clear of fever and greatly improved. There are no reports of other patients. Nurse* Badly Needed RegLsrered nurses are still being sought by the State Health Department to help with post-polio treatment. The State Health Department has advisen that patients in Mississippi County will require treatment for »t least two months, and registered nurses in gcod standing should be available for the work. The plea for nurses was issued about two veelts ago. and none have responded. The health depart- Utility Officials Meet With City Council Members Progress it Noted In Expansion of Water System Here The Blytheville Water Co. apparently is "doing all in its power at this time" to comply with a city ordinance calling for extensions of service as the basis for rate increases. Mayor Doyle Henderson announced, yesterday following a meeting of Hie City Council's light and Water Committee with the owner and manager of the utility. Mayor Henderson made this statement after a closed meet Lag or more than an hour wills members of tlie committee, Robert K. Johnston of Oklahoma City, Okla., owner of tlie water company, and C. W. Kapp of Blytheville, manager. This statement indicated that some oil apparently has been thrown on the troubled water situation in Blythevillft that arose when increases in water rates were asked of the Arkansas Public Service Commission some two months ago. Much Work Under Way The ordinance authorizing tlie utility to request the Increases set certain expansions of service to be made by the water company In order to claim the higher rates. Protests by the City of Blytheville and the American Legion post here are before the PSC, which has declined to conduct a public hearing oil the increases until the ordinance ha been complied with. To show compliance with the or Johnson Says U.S. Arms Aid May Have to Be Given Allies For Next Four or Five Years 'Chiefs of Staff Add Pleas for Aid Program U. S., British Military Governments To Reduce Airlift by Gradual Stages BERLIN, July 29. W/—American and British military governments announced today the combined Berlin airlift will be reduced by gradual singes starting next Monday. A Joint statement sold: "In view of the favorable fclock poslliou in Berlin, it hns been decided to reduce the nirlift by stages commencing August 1, 19'19." The city bus upwards of five monllls stockpile of essential supplies, built up since the rtiissluns lifted their blockade May 12. The airlift, which once hit a peak or delivering almost 13,000 tons In one day, has been averaging 8,000 ons. Tlie western sectors of Berin have existed dining the blockade on us Httlc ns 3,000 tons but iced between, 12,000 and 15,000 for .lonunl life. Road, rail tmd barge trnlftc now tire bringing almost 20,000 tons rlnlly. The joint announcement made it] clear Uuvl the Ii'amcwovk ot the airlift would be maintained fu such way that it could be revived if nny new blockade tactics were ut- i n plod. Alter the culbuck, the st LI. lenient, snid, u reduced force of American ami British aircraft "will remain immcdmiely available In Germany and each Air Force will maintain Installations sufilclenl to Insure that the nirlift eim, if necessary, restart nt nny time and thereafter be up to full scute/' Fund Bill Logjam Talks on Sharing dhiauce, the water company ofliclul announced after the meeting tlm two miles of pipe are being laid in the east and west sections of Bly- thevllle. They also said the water company will service new' housing areas as they develop. The utility has been following this policy In the past, Mr. Johnston and Mr, Kapp said. This has resulted, Mr. Kapp pointed out. In laying of three miles of mains in Blytheville since Jan. 1. The work underway In West Blytheville involves replacing of a two- inch line with a six-Inch main to serve Pride Addition. This main, on. In East Blytheville, a new stj- inch main Is being laid from the east end of Cherry Street north lo Highway f 18 along Ruddle (also called Clear Lake Road and Promised Land Road). The main then will run east along Highway 18 to serve residence In that area. Two fire plugs also will be Installed on East Main Street in this area. Mr. Jobnston said three water company crews were working Installation of residence meters. He also said that meters on Ash Street will be moved to perml the scheduled street widening work. to begin. A water main on Ash Street, at first believed close enough to the surface to nece-ssi- tale re-laying when the street is 7'idencd, is at a depth sufficient to permit the work to be done without moving it, he said. Grows in Senate Little Chance Seen Of Pushing Proposals Past Economy Bloc WASHINGTON. July 29-M1—A total or $2C.80U.282.032 In appropriations piled up today behind » plodding Senate and there appeared little chance of a quick break in this logjam. A bipartisan bloc of economy advocates is challenging almost every expense Hem In an attempt to chip off a lew minions here and here. A Senate-House Commute mean- white worked on a compromise to ceep the government's vast macrv- nery rolling with emergency funds mill the cash can be provided by appropriation. Tlie House and Senate passed iure yesterday—t h e Is year—to provide ,oncy which shoulc liable by July 1 The House voted lo keep the money flowing lo agencies through Augusl But the Senate pnt the cut-or date at Aug. 15. Conferees afe try ing to work out. tills difference Not only the domestic governmcn agencies hut the huge foreign re ment p'.ys a substantial salary for the work, and is recruiting nurses from all over the slate. There are nine registered nurse* See POLIO Ml Pace It Truman Picks 11 Advisor son Government Closing Quotations: A. T & T ................ 1W 3-S Amer Tobacco ............ 69 1-4 Anaconda Copper ........ 28 1-4 Beth Steel .............. 275-8 Chrysler .................. 505-8 Coca Cola ................ 1403-4 Gen Electric .............. 31 1-S G«n Motors .............. 61 7-8 Montgomery Ward ........ 52 N Y Central ............ 10 [nt Harve-stcr ........... 25 1-4 N-tional Distillers ........ 19 Dutch and Indonesians Agree on Cease-fire BATAVIA. Java. July 29 If,— The Dutch and Indonesian Republic «n- nounced today they have reached final 'agreement on a cease-fire order. Details of the order, negotiated through the United Nations commission for Indonesia, were not made public In the Joint commu- nique. The opposing parties provisionally agreed May 7 to work out * [ cease-fire order after the Dutch July 19 and his successor has not yet been njmed. Penalties for late purchases of the licenses begin Monday. Late buyers will pay i |3 penally for each 10 days or porton thereof alter tht deadline until the price of the license Is equalltd. Prime Ailments ot Cotton Men Indicated by Speaker DALLAS. Tex.. July 29— lift— Cot- I ton men apparently have » nagging eadache that stems from three uses: synthetics, competition In he world market and price support nd production. Speakers at the tenth annual leeting of the Cotton Research Congress today Indicated these were he prime ailments of the Industry. Three men touched phases In peeches prepared (or delivery at •atrious sessions of the congress oday. Clarence A. Wiley, a professor of economics at the University of Texas, said there was "sufficient various sessions of the congress ,h»t the cotton economy of the United States Is sick." He suggested the number of cotton farmers be reduced and that .he remainder be highly mechanized. Republic Steel 19 7-8|restored the Indonesian Republicans Radio 10 1-2 Socony Vacuum 15 1-4 StudetMker 223-4 Standard of N J 66 1-2 T: - CTP 55 * 'J C Penney 49 1-4 to their capital, Jogjakarta. Republican Premier M o h a m e d KatU said his order to guerrilla troops lo end their seven months •Carfare asalnst the Dutch, wfco r»\ frran the republic last December, U S Steel 33 1-1' will be Issued toon. Truman Views 1950 flections as Crucial WASHINGTON, July 29. W, President Tr«min was reported today to regard the 1950 Congressional elections »s "crucial." Charles SI. LaFollette, newly chosen national direc'or of Amer leans for Democratic Action, toll reporters of the President's view after « White House visit. LaFolle'.te, former Indiana Con gressman, said Mr. Truman was In agreement with him on the neet for electing a "forward looVIn Congreu.' He added that the Presl (Sent also agreed that IVie elr-tlons are Important to the extent of being "crucul." Hearings Delayed Hearing for 8. G. T. Ptazer on a charge of driving while under the Influence of liquor was continued until tomorrow In Municipal Court ihls morning. Hearing for Albert Oliver on a similar charge w»s continued until Monday. WASHINGTON. July 29. <lf President Truman today established an advisory committee on management Improvement to assist htm in Improving the governmcn setup. Thomas Morgan, president of the Sperry Corn., heads the group. In a statement, .the President said the comm' l ee "will assist me in planning an effective management Improvement program on a government-wide basis and in reviewing progress and accomplishments under It." Named tc serve with Chairman Morgan In this new step in the administration's reorganization pro- grame were: Lawrence A. Appley. another New Yorker, president of the American Management Association; Vincent, Burke, first assistant postmaster general: Oscar Chapman, under secretary of interior: Her bfrt Emmerich. Chicago. rflr«ctor of the Public Administration Clear- Ing House: Edward Majon of Cambridge, dean of the Harvard graduate school of public administration: Otto Nelson of Princeton. N.J vice president of the New York Life Insurance Co., James Palmer o' WlnnetJca. Til., executive vice president of Marshall Field and Co. James E. Webb, under secretary n; state: Gordon Clapp. chairman o: the TVA; Stephen Early, under secretary of defense. Budget Director Frank Pace. Jr. will meet with «nd advlw the com tnlttee. covery program was caught in th jam. But an extension of cmergcnc spending will keep the ntd progian going. EGA Wand $31)0 .Million An official of the Economic Cooperation Administration said the agency could spend at the rate of about 4300.000.000 in the next month if the emergency resolution Is ap- •roved. The house-passed money bills which still must receive Scnntc ap- iroval arc: Foreign aid, J5.723.721.000. Third deficiency $126,032,243. Tills to supplement funds provided previously. Independent offices, including the Atomic Energy Commission, $6,130,006,000. Interior Department. $590,685.011. Military. »12,131.834.478. Both tlie Senate and House have passed the S71.440.090 civil functions bill which contains the rivers and harbors program—but til!. 1 measure Is in conference because of differences between the Senate and House. Also due for conference Is a Senate-approved $3,500,000 emer gcncy fund to fight grasshoppers in the West. The House voted $1,500, COO for the work. A Bomb Data Set Cooperation of U.S., Britain, Canada Seen In Atom Arrangement By Oliver W. HcAVcilf WASHINGTON, July W. I/T)—A erics of "exploratory" talks Is being rranged to attuck the controvcr- lal problem of what atomic Infor- nation the United States should iluire with IJrUnln and Canada. President Truman announced yes- erday that the discussions would x; aimed at setting Tap long range cooperation among the three World A r ar II atomic partners In a couple of highly important fields: (1) The exchange of scientific and. technical Information and (2) the supplying of raw material*. The president's statement, delivered to his weekly news conference, noted that atomic arrangements made in January 1948 with Britain and Canuda wre "limited ir scoi>e and duration." Now, ha said. It Is "necessary to consider the future." Agreement lo Kxplre One agreement, Involving the sharing of the Belgian Congo's uranium supply, reportedly will ex-| plre within the next few months. ! The United States now is largely dependent upon the Congo and Canada for Us supplies of uranium the material lhat makes the •bomb work. Mr. Truman's slatcment was his rst public utterance on atomic en- rgy since the ultra-secret Blair ousc conference July 14, at which ic Issue of sharing Information first us discussed by top slide, military, oilgrcssional and atomic leaders. The President yesterday reassured 1C lawmakers that this nation will ike no step toward slmrlnK atomic ecrcts without Congressional con- cnl. "I wish to emphasize that these xploratory conversations do not iivolvn making agreements with, r commitments to, tlie British and Canadians on these questions." Mr. 'rumtin said. "They involve having talks with he British and Canadians prior to urther consultation with the Con- <ress. In these consultnlions with he Congress, we shall have to decide logclher what course of action I is wisest to take." Brlllsh Kta.lr A Foreign Office official in Ixm- ruman Assured of Statu Of Overseas Aid Bill WASHINGTON. July 29—MV- resident Truman got assuranc lat Uie snarl -n-cr foreign aid wl x straightened out today and som ort of bill will be brought bac efore the Senate. Secretary of the fnterior Km old reporters about It after a cab net meeting at the White Hems He said Vice President Hnr pent some time explaining "th s on the ECA bill" to M Truman. Barklcy. Krug said, assured M Trumnn that the matter would be tralghtcncd out and .some kind of measure brought out during the day. New York Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Cotton quotations: July 28— <<P|— Oct Dec Mch May July High Low CloM 29«9 29«2 2963 2967 2M2 . : 9S3 . »«4 2D5S ?95» . 2954 2954 2»W . 2WS 2tt7 MR Gen. How fey Requests To Be Relieved of Post BERLIN. July 2». (AP)—Allle xource.'i said tonight that Brig. Gei Frank U Howley has asked to relieved u American oommandan In Berlin effective Sept 1. Howlev't request WM reported have been submitted verbally John J. McCloy, the new mllllar gonrnar, Mvtral weeks aio- :ion said the British will be ready to take part in the exploratory discussions. At O'lawa, a spokesman said Canada also wil: be prepared for such talks. Senator McMahon 'D-Cnnnl. chairman o f Die Senate-Home Atomic Energy Committee, said he was glad Mr. Trumnn had clarified trio situation." The forthcoming discussions, ho said, "arc of very great Importance to the orderly development of nlnmlc energy." Britain, which recently announced her Intention of producing bombs, hos been reported highly resentful of the fact tliat the 1946 atomic energy law closed the door WASHINGTON, July 29.— (AP)—Secretary of Defense Johnson told Congress today thai U. S. arms aid for friendly nations may have to ho jfiven for four Or five years, nt diminishing annual costs. lie made the estimate — which he emphasized was only a personal one—before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He set the pitch he- fore that group for n chorus of backing from the military liijfli command for President Truman's request for a one- year §1,'150,000,000 program to help European nations arm themselves. Johnson emphasized that "no man cntl five you nu answer" when tusked by Rep. Mansfield (D-Mont) for an estimate of the overall cost mid duration of the proposed program, now projected on a one- year basis up lo June 30. 1950. "IVrsonally," he said In mra- surrd words, "I think that you're Into a program tlial may run fuur or five years." Tlie cost nliould decrease taell year, lie salil, as (lie nations receiving help Improve their own ability lo help themselves. Scheduled to follow Johnson on Ihe stand were Gen. Omor N. Bradley, Army chisf of stalf, and others of the hlijll command. Tlmt group, making up the Joint chiefs of staff, wns ready for a milck take- of[ for Europe this afternoon ader giving the committee their views. The Joint chiefs nre going abroad to discuss the arms program and General defense plnns with European military chiefs. Johnson In his testimony reinforced the • administration's assurance that no additional American troops .will be sent to Europe M part of the arms aid program. In a statement prepared for the House Foreign Affairs Committee selling forth the national military [ establishment's views on the legislation, Johnson said he wanted to make one point "absolutely clear." "That Is," he said, "lhat under Ihl* program no United Statea Iroops will l« sent abroad to employ Ibe equipment we wilt pro- vlile. "This military assistance program Is solely an equipment and a technical nnd training assistance profjrarn. The: only United States personnel Involved will be a strictly limited number of technical and training specialists to assist and advise the participating countries." -Johnson led off a parade ol the armed services' big gun. 1 ! supporting President Truman's drive for the $1.450.000,000 program to help arm friendly nations. Re-publican members of the com- mitlec opposing the nrms program talked about countering with I!er- n»r r | Barucll. Jolmson's outline of the program also made these points: 1. To equipment for building up the armed forces of the Atlantic Pact members win COTHC from excess stocks o( the United States or ne withdrawn temporarily from reserve stocks, lo be replaced laler. This "will not appreciably weaken our own armed forces." Tn Alt! ritropcnn I'rodi^-llon 2. These arms are intended to See ARM All) on I'^sc 12 to all but cooperation. a few fields of atomic OP'S Who fntered U.S. Illegally Are Rounded Up Weather Arti»nMs fortcast: ParDy cloudy his afternoon, tonight and Saturday. Scattered thunilcrshowers In northwest portion Saturday. Not much change In tcmpcrnturc Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy ;onlght and Saturday with scattered showers northwest and extreme north portions. No important changes In temperature. Minimum lhls morning—74 Maximum yesterday—&"6. Sunset today—7:05. Sunrise tomorrow—5.09. Precipitation 24 hours from 7 n m today—none. Total since Jan. 1—34.31. Mean temperature (midway tw«n high and low)—85. Normal mean for July—81.5. This Rate Ijsl Year Minimum this mornlnR—74. Maximum yesterday- 94. Precipitation Jan 1. to tiili date —31.7J. be Action by House Is Sought on Waterways Bill WASHINGTON, July 20. MV-In an effort to get House action on. the omnibus waterways bill. Chairman WliUtington (D-Miss) of the House Public SVorks Committee said today he Is moving lo by-pass a hostile Uulcs Committee. Wilmington told a reporter he Initiated a move yesterday which o-lli permit him to call the bill up [or House action regardless of what the Rules Committee does. The Rules committee earlier this week declined to send the big $1,114.000.000 authorization bill to the House for debate. What Whlttington did was to call on the Rules Committee by letter to act favorably. If it docs not act on hl.s request within 21 days, he then can call the WASHINGTON. July 29-011— Rep. Walter ro-p a > sa |d today that 75 Hungarian citizens are being rounded up by Immlgrailon authorities for being in this country illfRally. Walter told reporters the Hungarians arc all displaced persons „... „ ,„. ..„ _.. t _ and thai s-lmc of their papers were ]|,111 directly before the House on the, forged by a passport ring In Paris, [second or fourth Monday of the Walter Is chairman of a House, Judiciary Subcommittee In charge: of Immigration. He said there Is no suspicion regarding the character of those being rounded up. He added that there has been no Indication lhat they are subversive or undesirable. He s»ld their fault wns that they apparently w'ere overly anxious to enter this country. Most of the 75 are now under detention at Ellis Island. N.Y., he added. Walter ssld those Involved obtained Hungarian passports to enter five South American countries. Their entry visas to these countries he said, were forged, Including seals and official signatures. month. The measure provides congressional authorization for flood control aud rivers and harbors projects r. almost every state in the union. Such authorization is needed before Congress can appropriate funds at some later date. Soybeans CHICAGO, July :S—HV-Soybean quoations: High Low Close Nov 239' i 235'-; 236-36V, Dec 239U 235Vi 236-36U Mar 2311. 233 U 233U-V4

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