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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 21, 1946
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS m DOlffTNANT M TOT QX> A b V o nm m-m P*J» a PT< inn-**....... _ _ VOL. XLIII—NO 51 BlythevUI* Dally New* Blythevllle Coulter Blythevllle HenU v»U»j DOMINANT NEWSPAPER or NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST UIBUODRI liLYTHKVll.UO, ARKANSAS, TUKSDAV, MAY 21, HMO SINGLE COPIES F1VB CENTS TRUMAN ORDERS SEIZURE OF COAL MINES Big Four Parley Packed With Possibilities Senator Sees Chance For Successful Moves Toward World Peace. • WASHINGTON, M;iy '--.I (U.I'.)—Son Arthur II.' Van- (lenbei'g, K., Michijrsni, suid today that whatever its l';iil- uros, the Pai'i.s foreign ministers coiifei'eni'o was ;i com- pleto success in developing a constructive, bi-partisan and ]ieacc-seekiiiK foreign policy for the United States. The Michigan senator attended the Paris mediae as a Republic:)-; spokesman on foreign policy in tlie Senate. In a brief Senate speech, Van- denbei-R endorsed the report on the conference presented to the people last, night bv Secretary of Stiito James F. Byrnes. Byrnes stressed (lie many difficulticr, created by Soviet Hll-ssia's altitude, Byrnes' sin-prise threat to refer Europenn peace treaties to tbe Unit,- cd Nations if Russia continues to veto a peace conference meanwhile drew strong support from Republican and Democratic spokesmen on foreign iillairs in Congress. Vandcnberg expressed regret that the Paris meeting failed to achieve agreement on several key questions upon which the solution ol major problems depend. "Eastern Communism and western Democracy were unable, for the time being, to see eye to eye in most of these considerations." he said. But, he said, he did not despair, believing that "delay is preferable to error in such vital matters." He urged, that the United States continue to strive for Allied unity with patient firmness. J -ine Response Reported in Food Donations Co-opci ation in the contribution-; of food to the starving in Europe is excellent in Blythevllle. according to a B. Goodman, chairman of (lie Junior Chamber of Commerce committee in charge of the project. A number of residents have given cases of canned foods to OK* collection, which started Friday. Collection stations are at local grocery stores where |>eoplc arc asked to place their gifts. All foods will be sent, by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, to ports for shipping to European countries. More important, hn.said, wns the complete success of the Paris meeting in developing, at last, and in disclosing u positive, constructive, 73erico-scrking bi-parltfinn forphjn policy Tor the United Slates." "It is based, at last, upon the moralities of the Atlantic and Snn Francisco charters," Vandenbci'R said. "Yet it is based upon the pvac- . tical necessities required for Europe's inbabiHtation. "It is a policy winch seeks promptly to end the present, 'inconclusive, armistice regimes which are pofst- jxming peace beyond aU limits of reason, anci of safety. "It is a policy which demands action in concluding peace treaties not only with Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Finland, but also with. Austria which is close to the center *>f the total, continental problem. "Ft is a policy which demands ;iC"fion in arriving at decisions for a unified Germany, where thc real core of Europe's recuperation resides and where the problem must he, considered as a whole rather tb:ni in four air-tight compartments in frntr zones of military occupation. "It. is a policy which is definite an.. specific upon these counts and which demands specific deadline dates in these regards, before it is too l;Ue." Vandenberg sairt it also was a policy which guarantees maximum protection against resurgent Axis aptrrcssors, provides for demilitarization, substitutes justice for vengeance, spurns expansionism and lorbUls traffic in thc lives anci destinies of helpless peoples. "It i-s a policy which wants a people's peace," he said. ^ Byrnes marie his threat last nltjht In a radio report to thc nation on Hie.failure at Paris—a failure which • he placed squarely on the shoulders of the Soviet Union, It was part of what Byrnes, disappointed but not discouraged, called America's "of- Jcnsivc for pence." Directing his remarks nlmoslly ontirely at Ihe Soviet Union. BynK's saxd: 'The objective of our offensive is not territory or reparations for the United States. Thc objective is peace—not a peace founded upon vrngcancc or greed, but a .just neacn thc only peace that can endure " This came nfter Byrnes outlined Russia's demands for reparations from Italy and her original demand for trusteeship over an Italian colony, os well as Britain's current insistence upon British trusteeship over one Italian colony, American officials said Byrnes' throat lo refer thc entire p^aco treaty matter lo thc United Nations wa-s a surprise. To their knowledge he had not revealed his "ace" to Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov in Paris—at least nr>t at any public meeting. Mingled with his criticism of Russia and determination to secure a just peace was a warning to thfl American people to have "patience and firmness, tolerance and undsr- Mnnding" because the building of a people's peiifc is a "hard, 'OIIET j-rocess." Weather AHKANSA.s K Wnlin.-Mli.j-, George P. Smith, 46, Dies in Home Long Illness Ends For Former Manager Of Laundry Company. George Prcntiss Smith, well known Blytheville resident and long manager of Blythevillc Laundry-Cleaners, died this morning at his bom 101 East Ash. He was 46. His death at 11:30 o'clock ended an Illness which had caused great suffering to him during the pas year, with his condition considers critical many times. Stricken with a lung ailment, hi had spent most of the past year in bed. during which time lie rcccivcc ninny acts of kindness from the host of people wllh whom he had been associated since he came to Blythc- ville 25 years ago. Born Jan. 1C, 1900, at Hatties- bnrg, Miss., he came to Blythevllle to assume charge of Iho cleaning department of Blytheville Laundry- Cleaners, a position he held until he became ill. In addition to his work. |n which he was keenly Interested, he also served thc public in civic affairs. He was a member of tlie Rotnrv Club.. - -... • , ' Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon. 3 o'clock, at First Baptist Church, by the Rev. s. B. Wilford, pastor of First Methodist, Church. Burial will be here with Holt Funeral Hqme--in charge. Active pallbearers will be Earl B. Thomas. Raymond Schmuck. Bil* Malin, Robert Grimes.' S. E. Webb^ Louis Applebaum. ••••, ,•• i\''. Honorary pallbearers will be: Dr. T. R. Johnson; Dr. J. E. Beasley, L. G. Nash,-James Hill Jr.v J.<Louis Cherry, L.^E. Baker, a Pi'Tucker, Joe McClure. Jess Homer, Hii'E. LaShot, Sam Owens, H. G. Partlow. Dr. L. L. Hubcncr. J. F. I^uti. C. A. CunnirigViam. W. C. Higginson. Hubert Seymorc. Charles S. Lemons. Marcus Evrnrd, George W. Barlinm. Tom W. Jackson, Dixie Crawford of Jonesboro. Guv Rogers. C. G. Smith. Meyer Oraber. Paul Pryor, Richard Jicdel. Waltor Rosenthiil, Lieut. Col. Richard L. Tiplon. t He is survived by bis wife, Mrs. Margaret Dccn Smith; two daughters. Mrs, Eugene Auten a]id Eula ••• Smilli, also of Blythevillc: his 1110'5 1 ther. Mrs. J. P. Smith, now of Hal- tiesburK. Miss.; three sisters. Mrs. Ben Dorroli of Birmingham. Ala . Mrs. Russell King ot Jackson, Hiss., and Miss Sue Smith of Memphis: three brothers, Buck Smith of Memphis, Charles Smith of Ilatticsburg. and Hoke Smith of Tupelo. Miss, and two stepdaughters. Misses Ann and Marilyn Decn of Blythevillc. Mosquito War Reaches Into Many Homes Spray crews have teen at work in Mississippi County for over two months and 8.720 houses have been sprayed to dale, according to R. C. Coopc-r, malaria control supervisor. Spraying will continue throughout the summer. All rural houses in ma- larious sections of the county will l>c sprayed twice, witli approximately four months between sprayings. Last week. Mr. Cooper staled, checks on thc effectiveness of this house spraying were begun. Ten per cent of all the houses sprayed are being inspected for mosquitoes. The mosquito which carries malaria bites only from dusk to dawn and rests during the day. In Inspecting houses a search for these resting niosqul- locs is made. Inspections arc made Ihroughout the day. If mosquitoes are found resting on sprayed walls In the morning, a return insi>cction Is made in the afternoon. Tlie number of mosquitoes found then—after they have been in a sprayed house ail day--indicates the effectiveness of the spray in that house. "We hope to get information from these inspections," said Mr. Cooper, "which will enable us to make our house spr.iying more effective. The checks may show us Uiat one house ^praying lasts longer than thc four iiiuiu.h:; we allow It. Your cooperation tn giving our inspectors permission to iiuiku check* for mosquitoes in j i iiniini- will u npnre- Ciinlt-0.' 1 Sheriffs Deputy Aids in Capture Of Fleeing Felon Former Blytheville Man Caught in St. Louis After Prison Break. Bernard Spradley, Blythevillc nan who recently escaped from Ihe Tennessee Stale penitentiary, was apprehended In St. Louis late yesterday l>y police there after of- !icers here had notified St. Louis officers where (lie convict could be ocated. Th n 29-year-old convict also Is charged with bui'Klarli'.Ing a whiskey store in Memphis Friday nlRht. which first nave officers the tip as lo liis whereabouts. Sending relatives here a telegram asking (or money, led to Deputy Sheriff E. A. Rice obtaining the clue which caused his capture, it. was announced here today. Spratiley, who sawed his way to freedom from the Tennessee state penitentiary at Nashville, -arrived in St. Louis yestcrdav by bus and registered at a hotel under tin assumed name. He then telegraphed a relative here, asking for monoy. Learning of his whereabouts, Officer Rice notified Memphis police who already had asked aid ol county and city officers here, fol- lowinp the attempted burglary In Memnhis. With Ihi- escaped convict's picture to guide him. a St. Louis officer sighted Spradlev as he lett his hotel and made thc arrest. Spradley was serving a term In the Tennessee prison for armed robbery, having been an inmate four years. He was convicted In Memphis. Discuss Roil Strike Status President's Directive is Given To Solid Fuels Administrator With Authority to Act Tomorrow Party Leaders A. K Whitney, president of the Drothrrhood of Hallway Trainmen (left) anil Alvanloy Johnson, head of the Locomotive raintncm's, arc shown here discussing latest dcvi'lopment.s In Iho rail strike sttuiilini following acceptance of President Truman's appeal for a five-day truce (NBA THcpholo.) "Aunt Sindie" Flagg Dies Mother of Eight Managed Farm After Death of Husband. Death has ended the farm man- agership role which Mrs. . -James G. Flagg, who -.Was /'widely known around Big Lak.e as "Aunt" Sindie;" a role which I'shc 'assumed when Her husband died In 1930. -."Aunt . Stndlc" died Saturday night en route, to a Blytheville hospital In a Howard-Thompson ambulance. She had been ill for many months but her condition became acute late Saturday. She was 67. It was back in June ot 1930 that "Aunt Sindie" took affairs into her own hands. Her husband. James G. Flagg. whom shc married in 1901. was a competent mill hand, stave- cutter, and part-time farmer. He . died June 2, of that, year when the depression first struck this section. "We're not," she lold her eight children, "going to accept! charity. The Lord will see us through." For a few months things were occasionally loughcr than any of them had anticipated but tilers was always a full lablc at mealtime when she rang the bell calling her young boys in from their farm work and for company that, happened to drop in. "Aunt Sindie" united with the Baptist Church in Tennessee when shc was a girl and her devotion to religion was her maiiislay throughout her life. She was born March 17. I81B. In Midrtletown. Tcnn. Soon afler her marriage she and her husband moved 'o Manila. She is survived by her six sons: Jay. Leo, pcorge. Charles. Frank and "Bud" Flagg: two daughters. Mrs. Minnie Bassett and Mrs. Goldie McCniin. both of Manila: two brothers, will Stutts. o f Manila, and Wade Stutts of Tula. Miss., and one sister. Mrs. Minnie Tucker of New Orleans. Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon at Ihe Manila Baptist Church by thc Rev. O. O. Hushing, pastor.'with burial at Manila cemetery. Betty Black and Betty Woodson Win Highest School Honors The highest of all honors for a Blytheville Hiuti Scltoti stiulenl has been received by Kelly Hlack. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. K. K. Hlsick, who today was announced UH vnle- dictoriau of the 10'lfi tfrtidualiiiK dasn. Secoi:d Inchest honor—that of saliUntoriiui—went to Betty U'oodsoii, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. K. B. Woodson. .Miss lilnck made Ihe highest average in her studies during hoi' four years of high school and Miss Woodson made second hlghc-st among 113 students who compose one of the ton-rnhklng grnduatlnu according. lo'-~rrf6rrrber8 l *"K> classes, the faculty. . Other stuclenLs receiving special awards arc .Muriel Knnclscn. nilly Willinms. Gertnidc Jloover. Hen Lancashire and Fiances Shouse. Miss Knudscn received highest honors in public speaking. Hilly Williams, who Is a junior; won the k history medal. Miss Hoover received j the athletic award for girls. Ben Lancashire won the athletic, award for boys anci Miss Shouse (led with Miss Woodson in mathematics honors. Miss' Woodson and Miss Bliick tied for th c English award. Assault on OPA i receives l:er pj i will be pre- rODDV ~>co<l Citi/en- _ ~ ~ ' Event To make Awards Toni^hl When rcciplcnls nre publicly honored tonight nt Ihe Clmiss Night program, this will l>c thn lirst time awards have boon made at Ihis pro^inm, In.stcad of commencement excrdsr.s. This i custom here now is being followed tn a number of .schools. For tlio first time thc vnlecltc- torian aiui snhitrUorinn will receive: mcdnl.s %vith awards lo *> R presented annually In the future, by Mr. nntl Mrs. Samuel P. Morris. ThD Red Pepper club will give .he athletic awards, also to be presented this year for the first lime. When Miss Woodson receives her other mcclnl.i. she al> Mined the D. A. R. Good ; hip metlnl for an honor received earlier i n the year. 'Hie Charlcvoix Chapter of the DaiiRlitors of American Revolution also presents the History medrvl. The Junior class gives the English medal to the senior making the hiftesi average. O.scnr Fcntllcr gives thc public .speaking medal. That .scholastic and extra-rurrl- culum activities can .successfully be combined i.s proved by the Uvo Inp- ranklnR students this year who. in addition to making unusually hi«:i grades, have been outstanding in the numerous organizations fit t nti high school. Kditdc Thc C'liickasrtw Miss niack Is editor of Tlie Chtcknsaw. school paper; president of the Garden Club, secretiir.v '.'I Iho National Honor Society, serre- Inry of Red Pepper Club and historian of thc Girls Beta CUib. Last year. sh c received the History medal and \von the mathematics I medal when graduated from Junior Farm Chemurgic Council, hl ?'; u scll ° o1 A • M A t when shc begins her rollcEo ;vork Appoints Arkansan she will attend Ramlolph-Macon Woman's ColteKC. r.ynchburfr. Va . Harvey Adams of Memphis, from which her mother, tlie former -secretary-manager of the Agrlcul-' Miss Kathleen Butt, was graiUnli'd. •• • ' --- n! of her home room, feature cdiloi of The Chtckasaw. secretary o[ 'lie Garden Club, treasurer of the Price Control Policy Supporters See Slim Chance to Save Agency WASHINGTON. Mny 21. (U.P.) —The Seiiiilc Banking • Committee Inriny Is scheduled ! lo start on proposals lo remove price controls on commodities. Supporters of the administration's plnn to coJilinnr OPA price policies admitted (heir clinuces: wei-(i slim. Som Democrats, (hey pointed mil, have joined Republicans in al tempts lo strip the price agency of its powers. Major administration support, wns ! brini; milled behind a compromise Iho i pin n offered yesterday by .Sennle nc'v majoritv lender Albcn W. Dnrktey. Kentucky. II would continue OPA until June 30. 1047. hut entl nrtce controls on plentiful ronmiodlficr, Meet Truman On Rail Impasse Situation Unchanged With 5-Day Truce Hearing Deadline. WASHINGTON, Muy 21 (U.P.) — IVoHjdont Triimm lolri his loKtslnUvc luiuliH's lo flny Unit tin; situation in Hit vailroiul dispute is still tin- ulmurrod, "but everything is hopeful." Tlic presidential nltiludi was reported by 8i>miU> Dem ocnilic Leader Allioii W Hiirldrjy, Kentucky, lie ,im Houso Speaker Sam Uay burn, TCXIIH, ami House Deiii oci'iiUc Lciiduf John W. Me Corninck, Mnssachusetts, eon feri'L'd at the White House. Mr. Truman, back from a qulc trip to Missouri, was racing agalns time to ohlaln » sottleinciu of In railroad trouble before the five day postponement of Hie nation wide strike expires nl 1 p.m. 'Iliura day. < lift' railway dispute-WM back o the While House doorstep, wrappc In a new imlqu, pro position. • • • •*- N'en-. iVojxMal Offered A. A. Whitney, prcflldent of th ibothcrhood of ninUioad TfrtUu men, disclosed last- night that h niul Alvunlej' .Tolmston. president of the Brotherhood o( Ixiconiotivc Engineers, had submitted ri new settlement proposal to the railroads. Mr. Truman raised a question over whether any promises had been made lo Ihe crewmen to w-t them to postpone their strike last Saturday, Johnston said yesterday that the brotherhoods had agreed to a five- day truce only because they wens assured by Mr. Truman that a subsequent settlement would provide Hreatcr wane Increases than those recommended by Ihe President',? own fnct-findiiif; bimrd. Truman Denies "Assliranrrs" Questioned ai, tlie airport when his plane returned from Liberty. Mo,. Mr. Truman said he had never heard of the assurances. However, optimism continued to hover over Hie prospects of settling the dispute before Thursday's ex- WASHINGTON, May. 21. <U.l\)-Pri«iideril 'Sruman- n.v ordered Sucri'lary of Interior ,J. A. Krug to seize trie iliiniiMoiis coal mines of Urn nation tomorrow. Mr. Truman' the soi/.uur order iit 'i p. m . EST., ludny. ' Krujj will determine the actual hour of seizure Which l l)c some time tomorrow. KHIK was instructed "!n an' ;.wutivo order lo take over mid operate the mines in'such t way an to 'preserve tlie national economic structure in •lit! present einorgoney." - •' •• •••' The soft - coal' mine*' -" ire•- now - opcratlriK under * two-week strike nice by the United Mint Workers which expires, at' nildnljht' Salur- tuy. They have not said they .would work for tho government. ' ~ White Hduwe Press' 'Secretary 3harlw O..ROSS «ld that the min- •rs and the operator! had been 'sounded out" • p» to' the appointment of Krug, who also is solU! flit-Is administrator. Ho mUd that Ashes of $1,880 in Bills Exchanged by Treasury for Nice New Currency WASHINGTON, May 21. (UP) — Miirlon O, Dnllcy of Atlanta, an., will be KetlliiK n Kovrrmncnl clicck within R couple of days to cover 11880 of the $1900 In currency that was burned when fire destroyed lilii ionic. B. C, Gardner, chief of thr TITUS. ury's currency redemption dlvWon, filial UIB clicek shouHt tw in tlio malls tomorrow. ndiley, nn unemployed mnChlnht came to Washington Inut week with a roll of clmrred bills which he nalil represented his life's savings of $1900. After palnstukliiB work, C.ird- ner'n office was able to approve redemption of'flBRO. '"The other $20 WHS burned beyond recognition." aarrtner snld. after Dec. 31 of tills year. Other •-- —,—. .......... -..«........, 0 „.. government agencies desiunnteti b\1 pirn lion of the truce which delayed President would control prices « walkfml of HOO.MO worker Hi on scarce • nine 30. cotnmoditirs after next . or Arkansas, has been appointed a member of the Board W Governors of thc Southwest Region or thc National Farm Chcni- WRlc Council B nd has been requested by Governor Kcrr of Oklahoma to serve on the attendance committee of the 2nd Regional Chemurgic clinic to be held in Oklahoma city on June 3. 4 and 5. Tlie Southwest Regional Clinic will bring together leaders In agriculture, minerals, science, economics and industry In eight states to Shane „,, „ rcR i lst | 0 program f or utilizing our resources In new and For Saturday The first I'oimy Dav of 1B-I6 will be .Saturday, Mrs. E. W. Burks, president of the American Legion Auxiliary here, said today. These memorial popples, to be worn in honor of thc dead ol l.nth wars, will be sold nn Ihe Blythevillc streets by volunteer workers. The contributions, i>lvcn in exchange for poppies, will be uscrt for relief and rehabilitation to help the crippled and hospitalized and thc families of the dead. The local Auxiliary i.s planning an extensive sale, under the direction of the Poppv chairman, Mrs. N. J. Humphrey. Volunteer workers will be organ- ised into trams and assigned to downtown areas in addition to the- residential and factory areas. TTie poppir.s were made by disabled veterans under sponsorship of the Arkansas Department ot the American Legion Auxiliary. The flowers am made of crepe paper and resemble the European wild flowers that bloom on fields of France and Germany—which have become a symbol of thc dead of both World Wars. llonal Honor Society, and N;>- rcpmicr of the Red Pepper Club. She cd as "B" cl"b nnccn at a speca Spring football game. Her college- work Is to be started at Virginia Iiil»rmnn(. Cr>""cc n'i:=- tol, Va. Mrs. Woodson, the former Miss Sue Llewellyn, was a teaflvJ' 1 here n number of years. The Class Night program will 'is held loniRht. 8 o'clock, at th. I"- 1 ' Labor Legislation Develops Slowly Democratic 'Leader.. Warns Colleagues More Speed Essential. WASHINGTON. May 21. (UP) — • Somite Democratic Leader Albcn W. Burkley today reluctuntly threatened the Senate with night .ics- slous to speed a show-down on labor legislation. The admlnlslratlon leader, who has taken no sides in thc wcck-lonu arinimunls, served notice that ho will not. let It interfere with his own "must" program—extension of thc draft and price control laws willed expire .hinc 'M. He planned to renew his request for unanimous consent to limit debate on the pending bill and all proposed amendments, ff that falls, he warned, he will consider askln'- the Senate lo hold night sessions, slfliilnn Wednesday. "It Is my hope that, we can conclude with this (labor) question thi,-;' week and then lake tip "ic matter It draft extension MI that wo can bCRln work on the OPA extension next week." IJarklcy niiiioiinccd. A pro-labor group, led by Sens, .latin's M. Murray, D., VI., and Claude Pepper. D.. Pla., baa held thc Iloor since labor debate began a week ago yesterday. They were fighting with bucks lo the wall (o stop amendments, which would: I. Restrict iinv unlon-adminls- trrcd employe welfare fund such as thc one demanded by John L ffwis in thc soft coal dispute. ?.. Outlaw strike violence, secondary boycotts and foremen's unions. .1. Impose a 60-day cooling-oil . . - period before strikes and provide Ilic railroads declined comment. I facl-flndlnR boards for disputes In- New York Seismograph Records Earthquake NEW YORK. May 21. (UP) — Earthquake shocks were recorded early today by the Fordham University Seismograph and were said at thc observatory lo have struck 1.000 miles south of here, "probably in I he Caribbean." The first shock was recorded nt , r i:22 a.m., H'.lvri ;,inl tin- i.or.ond at !.:27. ' Saturday. Spokesmen for both sides reported "some progress" had bcnn made In two days of conference which began Sunday. John R. stcelman, special presidcni lal assistant, held a merles of conferences with each side but dltl not call them in'o Joint sessions before Mr. Truman's return. Whitney reported Ihni tlio unions' new proposals were given Stcelmnn who transmitted Ihrm to the mnii- iiirrmrnl negotiating committee. Whitney refused lo disclose details of Ihe proposal, and spokesman for Want More Pay, New Rules Both the trainmen and engineers volrcl to strike unless they win more liberal wage increases and changes In working ruleH than were recommended by Iho fact-finding board. The board proposed wage Increases of 1G cents atl hour Mid referred the rules disputes back to negotiations. The government seized Iho roan's last Friday. 7( was believed that the administration was prepared to support Ihe unions for wage adjustments morn nearly In line with those of 17 tn 181-2 cents granted In oilier basic industries under tho government's wage-price stabilization policy. Any settlement, averting the Immediate strike threat of the trainmen and engineers would have repercussions on pending disputes Involving 18 other railway unions. Three operating unions—the. conductors, switchmen and firemen anci fiiginemen—have bcfn rtego- tiatlnB with the railroads independently. volvlng public utilities 4. Make unions liable to suit for broach nf contract. r>. Atithoriv.e' presidential seizure of any Industry In which a labor dispute threatens thc public hcallh, welfare or security. Thc basic labor bill merely would set up a five-man federal mediation board to encourage |Miacef«il settlement of labor disputes. Thc pro-amended coalition, already confident of victory, revised tholr welfare fund plan at .1 strategy conference late yesterday In a move lo foster still greater acceptance. The modified amendment would forbid employer payments into such funds unless they were administered jointly by equal em- ptovc-cinploycr representation, and disbursement limited lo such pur- |wscs as medical and hospital cave, pensions and insurance programs or for payment of sickness and Injury compcnsalion. Krug was "acceptable to both sides." Mr. TrumiuVi, action came'aftec • long serlts of White House ef- irl« lo. ;iO|ve the nation's grow- njj coal crisis without seizure. Both Sides however, refused toArbitrate. Mr. Ti'iiman In orderln gthe seizure acted under powers conferred in him by the Smlth-connally War Labor Disputes Act arid the Selective Service Law. -.,-'.. ',•':. ; Can Sill! Negotiate • Tlie order authorized 'Krug'to I'RotUle with the union for "appropriate c,hnn«e« in the terms and conditions of employment" during thc period the mines are operated Uy Hie Rovcrnrtient. ' j .' This authority .was made subject, however, to national wage and prlc c stabilization plllcles'as determined by ,the .wage stabilization board and the economic stnbUta- tlon director. '^ '; . J J > , Krug, In this ^ecttbn of the or- 4er.v»rtijj giy«i:.4(»thorttty .to-appljta' to the wage' sUbtl Italian bpaird for changei In wages and working con- ' Iti01 1* , following Whatever riegotla- lfon.1 with the union Jie deems ncc- caaary.. , - -.- ,. .- •.'-:„;...• .;• . : ; Krug was |n«truet«l to permit (he mine operators • to continue their managerial (unctions to the maximum degree po»slble consistent with tlie order. , ". The 'order contained standard seizure provisions authorizing Kruj to requost Army protection for mine properties and for persons desiring to work In the mines., K.rug was expected to announce ^Ir.llcd plans for tomorrow's 'setz- r^ sometime this afternoon. Ross snld that henceforth further details on the coal mine operations would have to conic from the se- t-clary. Since Ihe breakdown of ncgotl?- iious and the rejection of Mr. Truman's arbitration proposal last week, some mlnr operators have iceii watching the. Senate closely luring debate on proposed labor legislation. • '»•• Owner* Watch Centre** .''.'"'. Apparently nil the operators want- id Congress to settle their dispute over unlonlzjitlon of supervisory workers mid some hoped for 1 leg- slatlon putting curb;; on Lewis' welfare demand. ;• Sen. claucelr, D.. pin., expressed lielief during ycslci'day debate that Hint was "ft liaison or some understanding" between Hit operators and backers of an amendment, sponsored by Sen. Harry P. Byrd, 3.. Va., to outlaw Industry payments to union* for welfare funds and other purposes. Pepper R lso asserted that so'rn> rcnntors believed Byrd had advised the operators not to yield oh the demand until Ihe pending legislation was passsd. He proposed a substitute amendment to enciouragc establishment of union welfare funds. N. Y. Cotton NEW YORK. May 21. (U.P.) — Cotton closed barely steady. Mar 2797 2803 2789 2791 May 2800 2804 2794 2795 July 2743 2749 273S 2138 Oct 2109 271fi 27fiS 27R« Dec 2786 2786 2776 2777 Spots closed nominal nt 2793 7. N. O. Cotton NEW ORLEANS, May 21. (U.P.) —Cotton closed barely steady. Mar 2798 2804 2190 2791 May 2803 2808 2798, 2798 July 2742 2747 2739 2730 Oct 2768 2717 27CO 2762 Dec 2780 2190 2713 217 Chicago Rye ?.fay . 237\ July . HS'i U3'v IIS 1 !, H8". Eating Habits Face Changes In Blytheyille nlytheville people continued' to hunt bread, butter and rheat today as these three principal items remained ftt the top of .tlie scarce foods list. Early comers at grocery stores and the bakery were able to obtain but there was very little meat .1 id no butter nor margarine available, so far as could be learned. With the situation expected ,to remain bad for some, time, people were changing their eating habits. Home made bread and crackers were replacing bought bread >t many tables, where Canned meat, fish and chicken was the principal dish. Of course, the bread Is^brtris served without butter or margarine, as that item continued scarce. Chicago Wheat Julv Scpl IM'i lttt',4 1«'S 183V1 ^

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