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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 38 Blythevlllo Dally Newi Blythcville Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader B1ATHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MAY <1, 19'19 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS JEnvoys of Big Four Confer to WorkOut Lifting of Blockade By George Palmer NEW YORK, May 4. (AP)—Soviet Russia and the three Western powers met here today to work out plans to lift the blockade of Berlin May 12 and for a Council of Foreign Ministers meeting May 23. * These dates were disclosed by a London source in position to know them as envoys of the four powers convened in the United States delegation office. The foreign ministers conference, lo be held in Paris, will be the first in a year and a half and the seventh session of tlie foreign ministers body. Its mnin purpose will be to compose differences over Germany, the Issue that broke up the last Council of Foreign Ministers session in London. Only five persons were pre-sent at today's meeting. They were delegates of the United States, France, tvitain and Russia and a Russian cretitry-interpreter. The conferee. 1 ! met at 12:31 p.m. (10:31 am. CST) Just before the ses sion began the British Press Association said Sir Alexander Cado- Kan, Britain's representative, had notified London of liie dates for lifting the blockade and for the council meeting. Another Lotufoi source later disclosed the same dates. First Meeting in Year Today's meeting at the Unitec States' United Nations headquar ters here marked the first time tlia representatives of the four grra powers had. sat down together 01 the Berlin blockade issue since talk, broke up in Moscow last summer. Russia agreed last night to hav the United States call in Britai and France. The Soviet Deputy Foreign Mill Ister,' Jakob A. Malik, arrived the United States delegation head quarters at 1 Park Avenue just at ter 12:30 and went into session wit Dr. Philip C. Jessup, U.S. ambafsa dor at large. Cadogan and Jea Chauvel of France. The Wester ^K>wer conferees were in Jessup 'office waiting for Malik. The meeting was held on th 23rd floor, where the U.S. delega tion has its main office. Plans f< the conference were announced b Ihe U.S. three hours earlier. To Consider Details "It is now possible to consider 6j Tailed '.r'langcn'-iuls." 1 ' .''.'«' Vn'i: States announced today. Representatives of the four ^powers were called into session at, 12:30 p.m. '(10:30 a.m., Central Standard Time). The foreign ministers who will meet in Paris are: United Slates—Dean Acheson. Soviet Union—Andrei Y. Vishin- sky. Great Britain—Ernest Bevin. France—Rober^ Schuman. The foreign ministers also will take important deputies. Jessup is expected to accompany Acheson. The Americans hope that Jessup, who is a designated American ambassador at- large, will sit for the United States when and if Acheson returns home. Mundt Says Bill Makes Espionage 'Unattractive' Negotiators Busy n Ford Dispute Race Against Time Seeks to Prevent Tie-Up at Big Plant DETROIT. May 4 (.1'i-Negotlal rs raced against time today in ai Tort to avert a strike of 60.00C ""ord workers. A strike at Ford's gigantic Rive :onge plant was scheduled for 1 .in. tomorrow. At issue was the CIO Unite u^o Workers charge of "speed up. In hope; f i avoiding a walkoi niiiiHKcmert and top UAW-CI eaders arranged to meet at 1 p.n oday for renewed talks in tl jrolonged dispute. The UAW international approved Ford Fiver Rouge strike yesterday after a series of quick develop- nents which i.pset earlier hopes of a peaceful settlement. Ford Local GOO, which represents the Rouge workers, called a walkout for today In defiance of the international union. Shortly, the UAW's international executive board succeeded In extending the deadline to tomorrow. Meanwhile, it gave its official blessing—strike authorization. From both management and union came charges of "bad faith." However, both promised "every effort" to settle the issue In the few hours that remained before the walkout deadline. Could Affect 115.000 A tie-up at Rouge, key factory in Ford's mammoth nation-wide system, could affect in one way or another 115,000 Ford employes. Further, a major Ford strike might upset the UAW's timetable for its 1949 bargaining drive in the auto industry. The UAW has made $IOO-a- .Tiionth^oenpirn^-'^ "Vo. 1 goal for his' jiar, j'SSng with health and welfare an undetermined ft'age Increase. Ford was chosen the first target n the campaign. The Dcnrtix strike at South Bend, Ind., has had widespread effects. The strike began more than two weeks ago over a union charge of e speed up. Some T.500 workers are involved. Because of the Bendix strike, Nash and Packard, employing a total of 20.000. closed plants which get arts from the South Bend supplier. Eighty radio engineers walked out yesterday and executives took over at six radio stations on the New England Yankee Network. The Engineers protested what they said was a 20 per cent pay cut. Forty- four newsmen and announcers did not report for duty after the walkout. All the stations are being picketed by the AFT., Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. hanghaiCutOff; Nationalists May AbandonHankow Hangchow's Capture Poses Problem of Moving Chinese Army SHANGHAI. Mny 4—<fl>>—SimiiR flf was tsohited from Inhind China oday by Communist troops who lireatcned to force Nationalist abandonment of the big Yangtze Boston of Hankow within 48 hours, All land routes out of Shangiia ere under Communist control bul he nearest approach to Shanghai of Rod troops was at least 26 miles ivv'ay. The government ncknowleged it had yielded Hnngchow. 100 mllos to the smith, without a fight. That i Price Trends Reversed As Cotton Shows Gains With cotton and grain leading the way, prices for crops produced by Arkansas farmers showed gains lust month to halt the downward trend, which started in July, 1948, and continued into March of this year, it was disclosed this week by tlie Arkansas Crop Reporting Service of the United States Department of Agriculture and the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture. *•—— ~— Truman Democrats Win Fight As House Returns Labor Bill ( To Committee by Three Votes Miles McPeek and Robert Hob- 3on, .sfalisik'hms in (he UUle Rock office of the ngi'lculUn'jil ngcncy, lodny announced Hint prices received by Arkansas farmers on April J5 of this year were four per cent higher than nt the time the March report wns issued. The inlm'tpal level, however, -still is ID per cent lower tlmn lor Ihe corresponding date In 1Q48, and 22 lier cent under the nil-lime high in October of 1946. The UKUVC also . „ , j „, , ,, , , , . ; Is 535 iier cent above the aU-thnc scaled Shanghai's last land escape , ,. cc ! ol . rtcl | ,„ Juuc ur route but tlie sea was still - was still opru. A reliable source arriving in Canton s,ilcl Nationalist. Gen. Pal Chimg-Hsi would move Ills heurl- HHarters from Hunkow, 315 miles southwest of Nanking, to Changsha in Human Province 200 miles lo tlie south within 48 hours. Defenders Lcatinj Tile Canton source did not know what disposition would be inaclc of Hankow's 200.000 Nationalist def- endci.s. Another source in Canton .said Pal. who lind been In confer- 1 encc at Kwellln with acting Prost- 1 dent 1,1 Tsmig-Jcll. already had moved three divisions Into Hunan Province. Hankow's aviation gasoline supply was expected to be exhausted within three days. Rail service between the Yangtze fortress city and Cnn- ton was reported suspended yesterday. Loss of Hangchow, directly lo the south of Shanghai, allowed Communist troops to severe Asia's largest city's land routes to the rest of the continent. The U.S. Consulate in Canton urged all American women ami children to leave the interior cities of South China. The warning snld that planes may not be available later to bring them to safety. rood g nil its H-tl Ihe In Arkansas with a gain of nine per cent, while CD (tun gained seven per tr*nl and rose from 2(3.3 cents on March 15 lo 28.2 cents on April 15. Cottonseed nrk-es continued lo decline while soybeans weir unchanged for the 30-day ucriort covered by the report. Cottonseed, which was selling at $88 per ton a yeur ago. lias slumped to $41, which \s J5 per ton lowrr than'the quotations for April 15 of this year. Soybeans a year ago were sell I UK nt $3.30 per bushel and the figure now Is nnd April wns shown to be 10.6 cents ]icr quart. The following price average iHblc which was prepared by the statisticians, shows the following couipurlblons: (Column 1, April 15. 10-19; and Column It, United States average for period, August. 1009. 18H.' Unit Ol. I nil. I.S5 to July I'rodui't Com Wheat Oats lilce " Or. Sorghums Cwt. Potatoes BII. Swrctpotaloes " Lint, cotton Lb. Cottonseed Soybeans Cownciui Pcanut.s Hogs Beef Cattle Veal Calves Sheep Lambs Milk Com Chickens Turkeys Ton nu. U>. Cwl. Cwt. Henri Lb. Butter Bultcrfal Milk (retail) Milk iw'salc) The rice-producing areas of the state stand to benefit from price gains as well as Mlsssslppl Comity ] Wool and the other cotton comities. Rice ' Apples was quoted at $2.16 per bushel on April 15, which represents a sain of 17 cents from the $1.00 figure given as the average for the previous month. Wholesale milk prices declined W cents per 100 pounds to cut Hie profit margin in the dairy counties. A price of $4.25 per cwt. was listed for April 15, but the slalistlcians explained thut It wns n preliminary figure. Figures for the previous month are revised to .show an average of $4.45 per cwt. The ave- .87 2.15 2.4r .'282 41.00 2.10 3.10 .128 17.40 10.20 •25.40 8.30 •J2.50 142.00 .292 .•J70 .374 .580 .570 .166 4.25 .40 •2.10 Col. II .642 .BB4 .•JOO .an 1.21 .891 .B18 .1'24 22.58 .04S 7.'27 5.42 6.15 453 S.8B 4N.CO .114 .144 .'215 .255 M'i .068 1.00 Relative Admits Killing Mexican Confession Obtained By Missco Officers In S. Missco Murder Measure Virtually Dead, Upsetting Earlier GOP Victory WASHINGTON, VMny -I. (AP)—Tnimun Democrats to- titiy won 11 finli I to send tlie Wood Labor Bill bnck to a House* Rayburn Sees No Stump Tour Soon None Planned While Congress in Session; Would Plug T-H Repeal rage retail price for both March I truck crops. Qt. Cwt Lb. Bu. 2.70 .00 Peaches " Pears " Lcspcdcza Seed Cwl. 13,10 Hay, All Moose) Ton 15.80 1187 Alfalfa Hny " 22.00 For the nation as a whole, the price decline continued for the reporting period ending April 15. The price Index declined one point, despite the Increases shown for cotton and fruit. The sharpest declines were for dairy product* and WASHINGTON. May <i. Senator Mundt (R-S.n.) saici to ay his anti-Communist bill woult nal^e espionage " attractive" for romantic, giddy-eyed novitiates" like Judith Coplon. Mundt made the statement to a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee studying legislation which would require registration of Communists and Communist-front, organizations. Coplon, a suspended Justice Department employe, is now on trial here on charges of taking secret information from Department files in the belief it would aid a foreign nation. She and valentine A., a Russian formerly employed by Memorial Marker Fund Shows Total of $3,317 The campaign to collect S5.000 to erect a memorial to the war heroes of Mississippi County, today was within. S1.700 of completion, with j 5U2.00 an'cied since yesterday's report. Curtis J. Little, president of the Mississippi County Memorial Association, said today that a grand total of S3.317.68 has been solicited for the marker, which is scheduled to have by tlie FBI in New York on March 4. They arc due to he tried later in New York on espionage conspiracy charges. Senator o'Conor (D-Md.l asked Mimrtt whether the Mundt bill would have the effect of driving Communists underground. Mmiflt leplied triat on the contrary it would force some munist operations into the Then he added: tlie names of approximately 201) victims of World Wars I nnd II cnaravp.-l in the granite stone. Contributions received today included S25 each from W. E. Hagan '"land the Yarbro Home Demonstration Club: S15 from Martin & Boydston, $10.00 from the employees of Montgomery Ward: S5 each from Ernest French. Mrs. Anna C. L.oflin. and Hrnry Pollard and $2 O. T. Graccy. from "I suppose a young lady like Miss Loans com- For Rehabilitation open. WASHINGTON, May 4 WASHINGTON, May 4. W) — Speaker Sam Rayburn said today lie knows that president Truman lias no plans for a "whistle stop 1 ' appeal to the people for his legislative program so long as Congress is in session. Reporters asked the Democratic House chief about that idea just before the House voted to send back to committee the Wood substitute for tlie administration's labor bill. There had been talk that Mr. Truman might take up Ills speaking campaign train if Congress turned him down on effective repeal of the Taft-Hartley labor law. The House action today represented an administration victory in that it blocked passage of the Union-opposed Wood Bill. At the same time, however. It stalled the repeal drive in the House. Test of Loyally Mr. Truman's assertion last week that, a. vote on this issue would be regarded by him as a test of parly loyalty backfired yesterday with the 217 to 203 House vote approving the Republican-backed Wood Bill. For the President, this roll call vote represented a major political defeat on his campaign promise to wipe off the books the Taft-Hartley Act passed by the Republican 80th Congress. This was true even though the Wood Bill was still subject to tlie House action loday. For the 71 Democrats who voted with 146 Republicans for the Wood Bill it represented a break wilh the President which may easily be i'c- f)ect«d in opposition to other measures on his program. The coalition thus triumphed in the biggest political test yet In the 81st Congress. This raised the Immediate question on Capitol Hill whether the President might return to his Fcb- Scc TRUMAN on page 3. Male Beauties to Have Opportunity To Shine in Jaycees' 1949 Contests Restricted to the gentler se.v in past years, the 1949 Beauty Pageant will give male beauty a. crack at, the limelight here next month. But don's rush f6r~your razors and pomade, gents—most of you »re too old. ^ ' t This "beauty" event Is for the romper nnd short pants set. Ill announcing plans for the an-+ — • —— nual event, Charles Moore, beauty pagent chairman, said that this year's contest will Include competition between boys three to six years of age for the title "Mr. Jaycee President of 1975." Sponsored by the Blythevllle Junior Chamber of Commerce, the beauty pagent will be held here at 8 p.m. June 8, Mr. Moore annouc- ed. The pagent is tentatively scheduled to be held on Haley Field. Two Contests for "Misses" In addition to the best-looking boy, the contest will dctcvniine which girl between the ages of 18 and 29 will represent this city as "Miss Blythcville" in the annual "Miss Arkansas" contest In Little Rock June 22-23. And the younger ladles will have a spot in the pagent again this year. "Junior Miss Blythevllle" wll be selected from among the tlvee to six-year-old entrants In that division. The youngsters must be at three years old but not yet six. Mr Moore said. To be eligible for the •Miss Blythcville" lilte. an cnlran must have reached her 18th birth day bv last Sept. 1 And she mus still be "this side" of 20. The contest has been cxpando lo Include entries from throughou Truman Urges M'Cloy to Take Gen. Clay's Job WASHINGTON. May. 4. («•)President Truman is urging John J. McCloy, president of the World Bank, to succeed Gen. Lucius D Clay as chief of the American Occupation Zone In Germany. Clay's retirement from the Job of military governor was ossepted by ap- Mr. Truman yesterday, effective May 15. McCloy, if he accepts the pointment as close associates pect. will become the first American civilian high commissioner in Germany. He is a former assistant secretary of war. 'Hie switch from military to civilian control was agreed on here last month by Ihe United Slates, Britain and France. This was In connection with the plan to merge their three occupation /.ones and federal Gcr- A '.! 1-year-old Mexican farm laborer untl father of n scven-tlay-olil on confessed lo Sheriff William ncrryman ami Deputy (jhcrlfT Clllf Shannon this morning lo killing Frankle Hernandez. 55. during Sunday morning and loft hl.s >iiltcK'd body lying in n rondslile lltch near Qrldcr. The Mexican, who gave his iiinuo i Frank Hernanitci and said tlinl lie was Frnnklc llornande/,' son-in- law, tolil the officers that ho struck his father-in-law In the back of tho licud with a rcick us the two walkcc down the road and then hit htn two or Uirec mtn'C times us he h\ on the ground. He said that he lilt his fiilhcr l;i-lnw because Iho elder Henian threatened to break up tils' uuir rlagc. He told officers that his hill cr-lu-liiw made the threats whll the tv/o were at H Negro night clu smith of Grldor. Young HerimmleK .vuld Hint 1 iiml his father-in-law argued at II night club nnd Hint when his full er-in-liiw stmicd home about 4 ii.n he followed him clown the rand. Sit.vs Others Not Involved After Die two had walked a short distance, young Hernandez told officers that he hit his futher-ln-liiw on the buck of the head with a rock. He stated lhat the blow staggered the elder man but that he caught him before ho fell, A scuffle followed, he said, during which Franklo Hernandez cursed and threatened his son-in-law. 'He told me that when he gqt up he wus going to kill me," young Hernandez told the officers, "so I said that If he was going to kill me then 1 would kill him llrst.": After the fight young Hcrnamkv. went back to the night club where he met his father mid hla brother and the three, along with a friend, slarlcct home In his (Frank's) truck. He told officers thut lie had lo drive past, the spot where Frankle Hernandez' body was lying and that when he reached the spot he drove his truck within two feet of Hie dead man's body lo keep "the others from seeing him." He said that ho did not know Frankle llcnnm- de* was dead when he went back to the night club but reallMd that he was dead when ha passed Ills body on tho way home. Suspect HcliI Since Sunday Young Hcrmindez was picked up for questioning Sunday morning and has been held In the county Jail along with his father, Charley Hernandez, his brother Isacfore Hernandez and a friend who he Identified only ns "Polo," every since. He told officers thai he and Ills father-in-law had hod previous trouble and that Frankle Hernandez had threatened lo "gel another man for my wife." That Is what started the argument, he said. Frank HernnndcK. who Is u farm laborer on H. F. Ohlendorf's farm nt Ortder. came to Mississippi Coiin- M'hoir niai'irin on the motion lo recommit was three oil's—212 to 209. Tliis outcome loft the House with no labor bill before it —in effect., cndiiiK Ilic j{rcat lubor buttle with a stalemate. The luliiimistrnlioii WIIH unable to put through its bill o repeal Ilic Taft-ll«rl!uy IHW mul cniict lubor statutes more '+to the liking of unions. u _ -> American soldiers In CJonminy recently heard Ilic charming voice of an American girl over the radio, telling llicm wh^t dopes llicy were to stay in the muck of foxholes wlicn Uioy could bo rclnxinc In luxurious comfort if they'd only desert to Iho enemy. She was "Agifrcssor AKRic." 'lie young lady pictured above. Aclunlly n member of (he U. S. Army, she was plnying Axis Sally's waillme role lo give Yanks on large-scale maneuvers an Idea of Iho sort of biiloney they'd hear from enemy broadcasters In a real war. Reds' Human lights Pledges Jnder Fire promote creation of man republic. McCloy or R'hocver takes the BA 1 North Mississippi County. In pas signmenl for Ihe United Stales will years, only Blythcville girls could | be a member of Jhe _ AlHcd High enter. ~~ '""'" '"'"^ Secretary of State Acheson said Coplon would be more careful about today the United States has no noli- making her comacls." Joiner Equipment Firm Obtains State Charter * Ailicrles of incorporation for Ihe Eowden Equipment Company of Joiner were filed with Secretary of State C. G. Hall In Liltle Rock yesterday. The firm has an authorized capital of 830,000, or . total of 300 shares with a par value of SI00 each. Listed as incorporators were: R. S Bowdeu, G. F. Burl and A. L. Killing, all of Joiner. Tlie firm occupies a new building on U. S. Highway Just north of Joiner. Soybeans (Prices f. o .b. Chicago! Open High Low Close May 2.21'i-H 2,29 2.26'i 2.27U-',4 July 3.18'i 2.19'i 2.17'i 2,lTi-!i Nov. 3.03 !.03!ii 2.01?» 2,02 tical objections to an American govcrmnfnt loan to Spain. Bul he emphasized at a news conference the United States docs not see how Spain can qualify for American credits until il takes fundamental economic reforms. Permission for Spain to negotiate direct witji the Export-Import Bank for a credit announced by the State Department yesterday. The country Is reported to be seeking S200,- 000,000 for reconstruction and rehabilitation. Educator's Condition Shows Improvement Attendants at Ihe Campbell Clinic 'M Memphis today saici that Ihe condition of O. T. Coil, superintendent of schools at Stcclc, Mo., was excellent. Ke suffered severe injuries Monday while supervising workmen who were blasting stumps near his home. Mr. Coil also was looking after the safety of motorists on the highway when he was hit hy a fragment from a stump which had been blasted from the ground. Talent Requirements Revived Talent requirements also are being revived this year, since this a.sncct is a factor in selecting "Miss Arkansas." In addition to displaying their talents, the "Miss Blythcville" entrants also will model evening gowns and bathing suits. Winner of the "Miss Blythevllle" title also will reign as "Queen of the National Cotlon Picking Contest" when that event is staged here Oct. 1 and as 'Queen of the Cotton Bail" at the dance that concludes contest activities that night. Plans for the 1949 Beauty Pagent were made at a meeting of the Jaycee committee last night. Jack Chamblln has been named cochairman for the event and Mrs. Gilbert D. Hammock. Jr.. will be In charge of all entries again this year. Other members of the committee arc Jimmy Parks, Lee Crowe, Jr., Dick White and Billy Hyde. Commission, which will have the responsibility for suiwrvlsing the organization and dcvclopnienl of the proposed new German slate. Mr. Truman brought out In statement that Clay's retirement coincides with the end of an era In postwar Germany. He said lhat the work "of moral and economic reconstruction" In the Western zones has arrived at a point where the Germans "arc about to obtain greatly enlarged measure of political and economic responsibility." The President praised Clay for laving carried out "a prodigious task of administration, and declared he is being released from his joo because of his own "repeated requests." "His name will always be associated with one of the toughest tasks and accomplishments of American history," he said. Btytheyiile Postoffice Receipts Gain in April Postal receipts for April at the Blythevllle Post Office showed a 12 per cent increase over the same period last year, according to Ross S. Stevens, postmaster. Receipts for April totaled $10.197.50 as compared with $9,136.96 for April of 1348, an Increase of fl,060,51, New York Cotton NEW YORK, .Way 4. UP/— Closing cotton quotations: High Low Close May .......... 33.87 33 55 33.59 July .......... 32.85 3255 32.60 Oct ........... M.38 29.10 29.14 Dec ........... 29.14 28.90 28.94 Mch .......... 2-J.04 28.80 28.85 May . .... ..... 23.85 28.60 28.G6N Midcilnig spot: 33.17N, olt 23. (N— nominal.) Baptists to Entertain B.H.S. Seniors Tomorrow "Merrlc Month of May" will be the theme of the senior breakfast to be conducted at the First Baptist Church at 7 a.m. tomorrow, honoring 28 members of the Blythcville Hieh School 1949 graduating class. Fred Becker, director of music education at the -hurch, will be master of ceremonies, and Charles Ray Newcomb. department superintendent, and Mrs. E. C. Brown, as sistant superintendent arc in charge of the plans. The breakfast Is sponsored each year by teachers and officers of the Younit People's Department for the members high school. who are seniors in ty two years ago along wilh hi family. He slated that a son was born lo his wife otily seven dnys ago. Hernandez' confession was made lo Sheriff Berrymau and Deputy Cannon and In Ihe presence of six olhcr witnesses In Sheriff Berryman's office here Uifs nwrnltiK. tlf was relumed lo Osccola lo make n statement to Deputy Prosecuting Allorncy Myron T. Naming. Sheriff Bci ryman slalcd that Deputies Cannon and Dave Young hull worked on Ihe case constantly since the man's body was discovered Sim- day 'nornlng. Brief graveside services were con- duclcd at Memorial Park Ccmcler; at 11 a.m. today for the victim. Tlv Holt Funeral Home directed tin burial arrangements. New York Stocks Suffers Fatal Injuries CONWAY. Ark.. May 4 M'j—H V. Pearcy. 55, Rldglcy Park. Pa died today of injuries suffered li a fall from a ulllily pole here. H fell 25 feet after his hand struct, a switch yesterday. Weathei (Closing Quotations) Am. T *.' T 142 7-8 Am. Tobacco 683-4 Anaconda Beth SUel 305-8 Chrysler 52 National Distillers 173-4 Gen. Elcc 37 5-8 Gen. Motors 59 1-8 Int. Harvester 245-8 Mont. Ward 535-8 N. Y. Central 11 1-4 J. C. Penney 47 1-8 Sears, Roebuck 38 Radio 12 1-4 Republic StI. 221-8 Socony-Vacuum 16 Std. Oil N. J 69 3-4 Southern pacific 403-4 .Texas Co 555-8 lU. S. Sled 73 3-4 .Arkansas forecast: Partly cloud; this afternoon, tonight and Thurs day. Widely scattered thunder showers Thursday and in west por tion tonight. Not much change it temperature. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy continued warm, windy and humi tonight and Thursday with a fc\ 29 1-2 i widely scattered lhundcrshower.i Slightly warmer southeast tonlgln Minimum this monmiB—61. Maximum yesterday—89. Sunset today—6:47. Sunrise lomorow—5:06. Precipitation 24 hours lo 7 R.m today—none. Total since Jan. 1—2289. Mean temperature (midway be twcen high and low*—15. Normal mean for May—10.3. This Date Ijut Year Minimum this morning—55. Jllaximum yesterday—69. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this dat -22,12. On Ute otllcr hand, It succeeded In preventing passage of the Wood Dill which would repeal Tsft- Hiutley In nnme, but keep most of Us essential provisions. House lenders Indicated that—in cTOiit of Mich an outcome—they would lei the nmtter rest In the House for a while. Their strategy Is to wait now and see wlmt kind o( bill the fi«nal« nniy bo willing lo pass. The oulconio of Ihe recommittal vole wus mi upset for Republican leaders, who put the Wood Bill over In Iho House yesterday with strong support from Southern Democrats. Yesterday's voting turned up & nmigln of 317 to 203 for the Wood Hill. That men nt the administration forces uccdod to awing eight voles overnlyhl to put the Wood Hill In the cooler. ; Adrtrd Vote Call They succeeded In getting the icedeil nuirgln although there was one more vote cnat today than In yeslerdiiy's bnllot. Tlie motion to recommit was sup- porlcil by ID3 Democrats, IB R«- !>ubllenns and one American-Labor member. Voting against recommittal wer« 02 Democrats aurt H7 Republicans. The outcome served to take some of the atlng from the rebuff handed to President Truman by yesterday's vote. He hud made Taft-Hart- Icy repcnl a key point of his r«- election campaign and—after yes- tcrdny's maneuvering—It appeared the administration could hot put It over. -'' ' •' Tti'day'i vote sulTOgled »r\oth«r i!ht<hce somo'Xlmo In the future.' ' '• Rep, Priest (D-Tenn.J, the Demo-, cratlc "whip" or assistant leader, Imd the Job of rounding up the needed votes for the over-night shift. Before the ballot, even he appeared to lie uncertain whether the administration could win. Prleat would sny only that there appeared to be a "fnlr chance." Likewise the men of !abo^ unions, some of them despondent, confused, nm! bitter over the trend of events, used their gifts of persuasion on the lawmakers to help win those clRht votes. The Woods Bill bears the nnme of Rep. Wood (D-On), who happens also to be chairman of the House Un-Amcrlcnn Activities Sec LABOR BILL on pa*e 3 WASHINGTON, Mny 4. WJ—The United Stale* Is consiilllng with thcr nations on slcps to compel hrce Russian satellites to abide by lunian rights pledges. Secretary of alalc Acheson lold a lews conference that Bulgaria, Hungary nnd Romania huve rejcct- d American clinrges that they are •ioliillns Iholr pence treaty guar- ntees "concerning human rights and fundamental freedoms." The chnj-Rcs were twserl chiefly on he persecution of religious lead- :rs, Including Ihe trial of Josef Cardinal Mind.szenly In Hungary. As a result of the rejection. Arhc- ion said. Ihe United Slates is now discussing with other countries Ihe next steixs to be lakcn. In response lo a question. Acheson added lhat he believes action by the wr.slcrn powers under Ihe peace treaties is imminent. In passing, Aclie.son IOOK a verbal .swing :il Ihe idta of the "police slate which suppresses all Independent opinion." Ho said Ihis contrasts with Ihe "American concept of a free society." The Balkan peace treaties provide thai in the event of a violation the slep Is for the nation charging the violation lo osk for action by the American, British and Soviet ambassadors in the country accused. The ambassadors woulc have two months in which to reach a decision. If they do not agre within two months, the dispute may be referred lo a commission composed of a represetilalive of each of the contending parties plus a third member selected by mutual agreement. The commission. Achesou noted "can take binding decisions by majority \olc." 4 Miners Trapped In Mine Where Coal Fire Rages G1RARDVTLI,E, Pa., May 4 OP)— Four men are trapped 800 feet iKlcrgroimd today in a burning nthraclte mine. The miners are entombed In the Vo. 5 Colliery of the Qllbertson Coal Company near this Eastern 'cnnsylvanla lown. "We hope the men are still »- ive." a company spokesman said. Rescue workers pumped cornpres- cd air down the smoke filled shaft an effort to provide ventilation or the trapped men. Waler pumps, however, broke down. Company officials cxpres- fears lhat the trapped men may diwvu before they arc reached. "We have no idea where the men are nnd what Ihctr condition Is," company spokesman said. He Identified the trapped men as: William O'Brien, 5S, Glrardvllle; William Kelly, 49, Shenondah; Joseph Wowak. 34. Shenandoah, and Raymond Eye, 35, Girardville, Lions Club Selects Member to Serve on New Service Council R, A. Nelson was named as i permanent representative of tlv Blythevllle Lions Club to the Community Service Council, at tlv club's luncheon meeting at tin Hotel Noble, yesterday. The. club will also be represented by the president, C. M. Smart, a. an ex-officio member. L. H. Aulry Inducted John Stap les, Russell Mosley, Joseph Me Kaney. C. L. Waters, and Jlnmile Edwards Into the club ytstero'ay. Capt. George Cross, Jr., was Uv only guest. Nurse at University Hospital Fatally Shot LITTLE ROCK, May 4 (VP>—Mrs. Sally Darner, 40, undergraduate nurse at the university of Arkansas Medical School Hospital, was shot and killed near the hospital this morning. Little Rock police said they are holding a man, whose name was not disclosed, for questioning. They said the shooting was witnessed by s Negro man whose name also s not Immediately disclosed. $225 Added to Red Cross N. Missco Contributions Red Cross funds today were up- pcd by $225 when a report for the financial campaign at Lost Cane was made by the fund campaign chairman of that community. A. J. Yewis and Besji Eoff. The report brought the community to Its quota and the entire Chlckasawba District Chapter's collections to S10,8%.14. Contributions not previously reported Include $2 reported'by Will Moss, chairman of Negro solicitations: $3 from Wirf n; $20 from Railroad to Second Street »nd II tram Broadway to RaUrttd Street

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