BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 37 BlytheviUe Dally News Blytheville Courier Blylhevllle Rcrnld Mississippi Valley Leader ULA'TIlliVILUC, ARKANSAS, T11UKSDAY, MAY 6, 19-19 TWENTY PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVB CECTB 'Math Highway Bond Program Faces New Test BlytheviUe Attorney Asks High Court to Remand 'Friendly Suit' Marcus Evrard, BlyiV> iville attorney, yesterday filed with the Arkansas Supreme Court In Little Rock a brief which asks that the "friendly suit" testing the validity of the '$28.000,000 four-year highway bond program backed by Governor Sidney McMath be remanded to Pulaski Chancery Court for a full hearing on all Issues involved. Mr. Evrard said that the brief was filed in an amicus curiae (friend of the court) action In an effort to get a genuine and Ihorough test of, the issues involved. The suit was filed by p. J. Pickens of Little Rock as a holder of highway refunding bonds issued when Homer M. Adklns was governor, ^uincellor Dodge In Pulaski Chan^£)y Courl after a brief hearing upheld the 1949 act authorizing issuance of bonds subject to approval by the voters In a special election. The plaintiff in this friendly test case then appealed the ruling to the supreme court and an effort Is being made to obtain a decision from the high tribunal before the court recesses for its summer vacation. The brief filed by Mr. Evrard was the third to be filed In tlic case and yesterday was the deadline for submission of briefs. Mr Evrard said that he was asked by several individuals to file the brief, which apparently Is the only action by which a fuller hearing of the issues can be had before the courts. Asks Fuller Hearing The supreme court Is bound by the record from the trial court in its consideration of the case, except that the high court can send the action back to the lower court for development there of pertinent legal Issues. It Is contended in the brief filed by Mr. Evrard that the case was "so expeditiously handled in the I inwer court that "no time was allow- Wi him to prepare and file an In- I tervention. It Is obvious that a genuine test was not the object of the 'friendly test suit'." he said. Should the supreme court adopt the reasoning in the _amicus curiae brief and remand the case to the Pulaski Chancery Court for further hearing, Mr. Evrard indicated that he would Intervene In the lower court In behalf of-his clients Sfiirt-S/eev* Weather Tits Blytheville as Temperature Soars to 91 BlytheviUe got a taste of shirtsleeve weather yesterday as the mercury made Its first trip of the season into the 90's. The top temperature here yesterday was 91 degrees, according to Robert E. Blaylock. official weather observer. Low during last night was 63 degrees. Yesterday's 91 was the htehe.it temperature so far this season. First &l-degree temperature here last year was recorded on May 21, after a 90-degree high April 21. Highest temperature a year ago yesterday was 72 degrees. Berlin Looks Ahead to End of Blockade Court Approves Addition Replat Pride and Gateway Subdivisions Given Lot, Block Numbers A second replat of property in the J. P. Pride and Gateway Subdivisions to BlytheviUe was filed with Harvey Morris. Mississippi County circuit clerk and recorder, today and also approved by County Judge Roland Green in County Court. The action resulted in providing descriptions by lots and block numbers, instead of the more technical legal descriptions which had been used since the area became a residence section. Blocks were designated from A through R with the exception of K and L which were reserved for use when additional acreage within the subdivision Is platted into lots. The replat was made by Jerry Cohen, engineer, and the county's surveyor, Ben S. Shanks. The area covers the territory south of State Highway 18 and bet wen 21st Street and Moore Brothers Store on the west. The subdivision extends southward to a drainage ditch and takes In considerable area which is being used tor agricultural purposes. Assessor Approves Replat Oscar randier, attorney representing property owners in the area, said .that the replat was authorized in order to get all real estate in the subdivision on the tax- books prior to-setting up an improvement district to provide, j a sewer for the subdivision. , • The replat has been approved, by Herbert sfiippen, MiiSiFsipp). County who are interested in a full develop- j ords revised to conform to the .new Reds to End Blockade May 12 7 Big 4 Meeting Set for May 23 East West Gird for Next Cold War Round; Blockade Reaction Varies 1 » (By Tlit Associated rmw) In mi atmosphere- of armed truce, Ilio Easl and West girded today for tho next round of the cold war—after the blockadea at Berlin are lifted next Thursday, 4. Looking ahead to the lifting of the Berlin blockade next Thursday, German railroad workers repair switch rails that have been idle for more thai) a year at Gruenwuld Station In tlic British sector, acrnmii rulhviiy stock Is expected to be In condition to roll within u tewhours utter the actual IKllng of the Russian-Imposed blockaile. Scout Camporee Opens Tomorrow Two to Receive Eagle Badges Friday At Court of Honor Boy Scouts from nine troops North Mississippi County are participate in the Spring Campe at Walker Park, which will get underway at 10 a.m. tomorrow. j. I,. Ward. Jr,. camporeo chief, said that troops were expected from Burdette, Dell, Lone Oak. Manila and BH'tbeville. Around 150 Scouts and Scoutmasters are eligible to attend. The four troops from Bly- theviUe expected to participate include the American Legion sponsored Troop 31; Troop 38. sponsored 1 by the First Christian Church, Squadron !38 sponsored by the Ki- wants Club and the Explorer Post sponsored by the First Chris tin n ment of the legal Issues involved- It was indicated that an effort | then will be made to show that : highway department funds are being diverted from the building and maintenance fund, and that if this money should be left in the highway fund that the McMath program for new construction could be carried forward without exercise of the bond issuing provisions of the McMath highway legislation. which was one of the major issues in the race for governor last year In the Democratic primaries. Would Halt Diversions 'Mr. Evrard's brief called attention to the "diversion" angle of the highway finance situation and also mentioned the one-sided vote in some counties by which the electorate approved the proposal to Issue the bonds at the rate of 57,000.000 a year ror a four-year period. Fewer than 30 per cent of the qualified electors were said to have participated in the election in whicli the bond issue was approved. ^Jt was -stated that in one county ^hiore voles were cast Favoring the bond issue than the total qualified electors shown on the county's list of persons paying poll taxes, which is a requisite in Arkansas for voting. Should the cnse be remanded for further development of the issues. Mr. Cvrarrt indicated that he would seek to present testimony from the state treasurer, revenue commissioner, comptroller and highway department officials in an effort to show that the program can be handled without a bond issue. plat when the assessments for 1949 are turned over to the comity clerk as the basis for collecting taxes which will become due in 1950. Plans for the sewer district were launched several months ago but it wo-s found that the present assessment figures v>-erc too low to permit Issuance of bonds in the amount needed to finance the sewer project. It is hoped that Rss&sinents totals for the replat will be sufficiently large to enable property owners to proceed With their sewer plans. The boys sta up camp and cook lunch prior to field events nm! New Labor Bill BattlesPlanned By Lawmakers Trainmen Join Protest Of Overcharge Claim WASHINGTON. May 5 W.i — The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen joined other rail labor groups tortay in opposition to the government's efforts to obtain huge refunds on wartime freight costs. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, and the Railway Labor Executives' Association which represents 20 other unions, previously had lined up with rail management in the case. In an action before the Interstate Commerce Commission. In- stilutcd by the Justice Department, the government asks refunds estimated to exceed $2,000.000,000. It challenges the rates applied on ! shipments of military and naval I supplies. j | Tirst Baptist Trustees Sign Sanctuary Contract Contract for the construction of an auditorium for Ihe First Baptist Church was signed this morning by three trustees and the contractor, it was announced by the Rev. E. C. Brown, pastor. Members of the congregation earlier had approved the project. Signing for the church as trustees were: Alvln Huffman, Sr., chairman; Tom V. Jack.son and Dr. E. V. Hill, secretary Ben White signed for the contracting firm uhich lie heads. The contract price Is S84.550.28, nnd the work Is to start immediately. The sanctuary will be erected Just east of the present auditorium. WASHINGTON. May 5 </Pl — Labor legislation strategists In both branches of Congress charted new battle plans today even as the smoke of the hectic House scrap still swirled. Public predictions of final victory came from both camps—that Is. from (11 those who want to get rid of the Taft-Hartley law. and (2) those who wanl to keep most of it. But there was a note of restraint—even gloom—in the private comments of some legislators. This is the situation: In the House, the Wood Bill to keep much of the T-H law on the books is back in the labor committee —fired there yesterday by a vote of 212 lo 209. Yesterday's surprise action means there is no labor bill before the games tomorrow afternoon. The Camporee will adjourn at 5 p.m. so that the troops can participate In a special Boys and Girls Week parade. Two to Gel Eagle BadRCs Following retreat and supper .here will be a visitation period 'or parents, prior to the Court of Honor. About 40 Boy Sronts representing three troops will receive advancements and merit badges at the Court of Honor at 8 p.m. Friday. Two of the scouts. Gilbert Bishcr of BlytheviUe, and James V. Sca- baugh of Manila, are to be awarded Ihe Eagle badge, the Inchest award in Boy Scouting, and the only civilian award that can be worn on a military uniform. The Eagle badges will represent at 21 merll badges. The Hags will be presented to slart the activities of the Court of Honor, and the openim: ceremony will be conducted by the American Legion Troop 31. and then Cecil Lowe, advancement chairman of the district, will Introduce tlie court and Graham Sudbury, maMcr of ceremonies. 65,000 Ford Workers Strike At Two Big Assembly Plants DETROIT, Mny 5. f/Vj—A strike of 05,000 workers hit Ford Motor Co. at noon <EST> today aud ni'nolhUor.s broke up a lust minute conference in which they had hoped to reach a settlement. Peace talks were called off nl+ 12:120 p.m. They had been extended after the deadline in a last desperate hope that agreement could be reached. Some 62,000 shouting workers .streamed OUL the gale.s of the big river Rouge plant. At the Llneolh- Mercuiy plant, another 3.000 left their jobs. Assembly lines, who.se speed had been the subject of wrangling for months, ground lo u stop. And so. Ford was hit by the first major walkout since the bloody 10- day battle in 19-11 when the UAW- CIO first gained recognition. Within nine days, the company said, the strike would tic up mast of the \\T.-Jdi£!de tiiriustrial empire and hit lOG.COO production workers. Despite the walkout, pence talks between top-ranking union and company representatives continued beyond the noon strike deadline. Picket lines were established immediately. There was no disorder. Charges Spct'il-Up At 'issue was the union's charge that Ford had .speeded up production nt the two plants beyond a rate compatible with workers' health, Forri denied, this. Ford officials said Ihe strike would tie up the vast industrial Youth Charged With Slaying Father-in-Law A charge of first degree murder was filed yesterday afternoon gainst Frank Hernandez, 21 Mexican farm laborer of Gilder, who confessed to Rlicdff Wllllnni Ucrry- mfin yesterdny Hint lie killed hl.s The Weal considered It Imcl won a victory by teliiRlUK the Riisslinia to nRrepinent. lliiL niLSKlnn-conlrol- li'd orfiiui.1 were putting the best front Ihey could on the developments—mid there- WILS move than ono \vfty or looking ut the turn of events. At liest, the liutlle of Uerlln \vns only part ol n broact ulotuvo .strewn with i,lmm clomls. Anil a eold \vtncl still wits blowing olf mi*.slii. dnviinl Die 1'orelnn Ministers Council whlc-li will meet In Paris Mny Zl to consider tho Cler- nmn question ns t\ whole. Tryisvu hie. who ns .secretiuy- Renernl of Ihe U.N. hns been In n itelleuto position between Knslern and Western pressures. Mild tho nureeiuent "opens the way to efforts for u settlement of tho Cler- innn problem, one of the nmtii ciuise.s of lha Rrent innvcr differences which hnve so fur hnmpcrec the work of the Dulled Nations." Me tmllcd the ngrrcmcnL as "i step forward lor peace r\m (lie Mrenk'tlienlni! of tho Unltrt Notion*." That H mlishl well tun out to l>e—but there wivs some salv for Moscow in tho fuel Hint It hi been iilile to keep the U.N. Securll Council from donlltiK decisively will the Uerlln Issue. Tixlny Moscow's press nnd null told Its people of the aKreemen without editorial comment, nut Hi views were reflected llielr press elsewhere. In Oerinnny fijv Instmicc. tho Soviet-license" press snltl the allies had "baekc down" In ngrceliiK to the four-|io« talks. U .-mid the Commtml military victories In Clilnn nncl tl Communist "peace" demonstrntloi In New York. I'arla mid Prague re cently were fuclors In this. in London, the Communist ml Worker cixllcd the acrccmenl "u r treat for lire United Slutes." Foreign Secretary Ernest Bcv er.s wrote- nnd the politicians tho little people of I£uroix> woro Inclined lo rejoice. It wiia their first solid bit of good news In a IOIIK time. Tho nvvriiKO llerllncr dlil not np- penr to care much who had 'won." Hut Uerlin's Socialist mayor, Erivst Renter, sold the iiBrccmenl marks 'I he renl IxT.lnnlntt ol n liiK-of-wnr ,wccn tho Ka.sl and Iho West." e siiltl lie will refuse to work with ledrlch F.bert nml hLs Coiumu- st Kovernmont ol Ik'rlln'.i llussiun Mayor Names ew Manager -or Airport The Mexican, father of n seven- dny-old son. told officers yesterday how he killed his father-in-law with n rock diirlnR a fight which was the result of ft fnmlly nrRUinent. He told officers that the elder Hernandez had threatened to break up Instead, ho demand yu-lde elections covering nil sec- H of Uerlln, nnd Ihoreixfk'r free i:Mons liiklt\K In Ihe entire So- c;t Zone. "We- shull not (vlinndon In these tlcmcnt Hie principles for wh 1 we have ntwnys stood rcgnrdliiR Oernuiny," he said. Devln nlso said Brllaln Inlends to tack up the United States In con- 300 Boys and Girls To Participate in Parade Tomorrow system within nine days. Ford hns 49 plants nnd 1M.OOO production workers. The union's speed-up charge alleged that the company was not maintaining assembly lines al the correcl ratio between speed and manpower. In other words, the union believed too much work was being rctpiivcd of too few men. Ford said the lines were going at the normal rate and demanded thai the union submit the issue lo arbitration. Tin company said the union's refusnl to do this was a violation ol the contract. Ford Vice President John S. Bumi.s said just before the brcak- off of necdtiations that there W:U E "no hope of settlement." Entering the talks for the first time al 10 a.m. today. UAW President Waller Rfuther said the strike could be Milled by a written agreement. his marriage. Frunkie Hernancle?. 1 body was found Sunday morning on n gravel road near Grlder. He had been scv- erlv beaten about the head. Sheriff Berryman said this morning that Frank Hernandez' fulhnr Charley Hernandez, and his brother. Isadore nnd a friend Opolerno Ma- clss. who were held with the accused man during Ihe investigallon f the murder, would be released oday. According lo Hernandez' con- cssinn. the three men knew nothing if the killing. Sheriff Ucrrymal aid. House at present, and the Tafl- Ilartley law .still stands. It also means the Truman administration can launch another drive for House approval of its Taft-Hartlcy repeal bill. In the Senate, the opening of labor legislation debate still appears to be about a month in the future. But Republican foes o.' the administration's Taft - Hartley repealer laid the groundwork yesterday for their counter-attack. GOP Senators Taft fOhio). Smith INJ) and Domiell (Mo), all mem- | bers of the Senate Labor Commit- 1 tee. Introduced a new labor bill which Taft -old the Senate would "retain the besl features of the Taft-Hartley law." The administration's Thomas- Lesinskl bill would Junk the T-H law and replace it with a modified version of the old Wagner Act. The Taft-Smilh-Donncll measure, actually in the form of five big amendments to the administration bill, would repeal the Tatt-Hartley law in name, then re-enact much of it. About 300 boys and girls arc expected to participate in the Boys and Olrls Week Parade to be stn; ;rt on the BlytheviUe Streets at 5:30 tomorrow. The parade will be led by the Blylheville High School Hand, and will assemble at the Court House lawn and proceed cast on Walnut to Franklin Street over to Main and then west to the First Christian Crmrch. Approximately 14 Ixiy and girl scout troops are to be In the parade as well as other "Y" organizations. Any youth organization wishing to participale with adult supervision can meet at the Court House and march tn the parade. I Prior to the parade the Blythc- ville "Y" and Mad TIatters Club of Ihe BlytheviUe High School are sponsoring a table tennis exhibition at the BlytheviUe "Y" rooms in the City Hall. The exhibition will feature Miss Peggy McLean and Lou Pagllaro. both holders of various titles In the United States and foreign table tennis events. They will appear at 4 p.m. N. O. Cotton NEW ORLEANS. May 5. I/V) — CkKing cotton quotations: High Low Close Mav 33 67 33.4G 33.6C July 3272 32,52 32.69-7 Oct. . 29)6 29.C8 2915-1 Dec 280f> 28.88 28.95 Men 28.87 28.77 28.85 Inulng Berlin airlift, despite Negro's Home-Mode Boat Sinks; Builder's Body Taken from Water The body of an Osceola Negro, identified as Isaac Granberry. 25. was renivcrcd late yesterday from a barrow pit one nnd one-half miles rth nf Osccoln near Jacksonville community^ The Negro drowned while fishing from a small home-made boat In the barrow pit. The accident occurred at 3:30 p.m. yesterday nnd his body was recovered nt (i. p.m. Trree unidentified Negroes, fishing nearl.y. saw the bnnl sink with GranberrT nnd notified John Ed Phillips i'ho was fishing In another pait of the barrow pit. Phillips In turn notified officers. Deputy Sheriff Cliff Cannon. Deputy Constable Charles Cannon. Chief of Police Jake Threlkcld and Clarence Oimn went to the harrow 1)11 a few mlnulcs later and began dragging for the Negro's body. The bcdy Is being held at the Holt Fmural Home here. he lifting of the blockade Thmsday, 'until the situation has been finally cleared up." Winston Churchill told the House t he agreement lo end the blockades eased war tension hut added that "our difficulties are not over." Churchill, wartime prime minister of Britain, snltl the end of the blockade will be received with rejoicing and relief. Throughout Europe the. scheduled end of the blockade was hailed as a ray of hope for the ending of the cold war. Bui whether It was a victory lor Ihe casl or Ihe West depended upon which newspaper you read or which statesmen you listened to. Communists generally said Russia had won a round in the tense battle with 'Western imperialists nnd war mnuRcrs." Western European nations took the view that . 'Maridmll K luck aril Mayor Doyle Henderson today a lunmced Ihe appolntmenl of M shall lilackard aVmanager of B Lheville'H Municipal Airport E. R. Ulckson as head of the ma lenanco department at the alrno Tho appointments became effe Ive May 1. Mr. niackard was appointed replace Hrm-sl Hnlscll ns alrp manager, and Mr. Dlckson to place Howard DeSpllntcr as head of the maintenance dcparlmcnl. Mr. lllnckurd Is a native of TUy- thevllle and prior to Ills appolnl- incnl was employed as a salesman by Martin noydston men's store. Mr. Dlckson was formerly n member of the Department. Dlythcvllle Police allied diplomacy—phut the airlift— had scored a victory. But whatever the editorial writ- Red Pacts Link China, Burma, North Korea Beauty Contest Entries Limited To 25 in Jaycees' Events for 1949 Fire Leaves 20,000 Homeless in Shanghai SHANGHAI, May 5—W—Twenty- thousand Chinese were left homeless tonight when fire destroyed 4,000 huts In Shanghai's Jammed western urea. The blasw raged six hours. Its origin had not been ascertained. Gunmen Rob Two Bank 0/ficiaJs of $25,000 CLEVELAND. May 5 r/l'i—Four masked gunmen held up two bank officials shortly before noon today and escaped with approximately $25,000 in cash. Victims of the holdup were Anton Bizza, 62. teller, and George Zlem- ba, 72, vice president of the Lincoln Heights Savings and Loan Co. for n branch at West 25th Strec nnd Clarke Ave. Entries in the junior divisions of -he 194!) Beauty Pageant here next month will be limited to 25 in each event. Mrs Gilbert D. Hammock. Jr., in charge of entries, announcer! :odny A maximum of 25 boys will compete for the title of "Mr. Jaycee President of 1075" while a limit of 25 sirls will vie for designation as "Junior Miss niythellle of 1943" at the pageant to be held June 8 al 8 p.m. Entries will be accepted on a "first come, first served" basis, Mrs. Hammock said. No exceptions to the 25-entry limits will be made. she emphasized. All entries must be made by June ^ and none will be accepted after that dntr. - Hammock said entries may be mailed her In care of Post Olfice Box U4. Blylheville, of called In to her al 2760 . Entrants in cither Junior division must be three years old by June f but cannot have reached the age Ox by that date. Loving tups will be awarded first place winners In each Junior event inrt sfconi) and third place winners will rccelre Identification bracelets. Sponsored by the Blylhevllle Junior Chamber of Commerce. Ihe pageant Is tentatively scheduled to l>e held on Huley Field aftain this year. Also selritcd at the paceant, will be "Miss Blythcville of 1049." who will compete In Little K<ick June 22-23 lor Use title of "Miss Arkansas." It was erroneously staled yesterday that entrants in the "Miss Bly- thcville" event must have reached IS by last Sept. 1. The minimum age requirement is that they be )8 years old by Sept. 1 this year. T\\\? would permit a winner of the "Miss Arkansas" title to compele in the "Miss America" contest at Atlantic City this fall.'Maximum age limit for Ihls event Ls 28. By The Associated Tress A lied Chtnn-Hurma-Norlh Korean alliance was revealed todny by the Chinese Central News A(!eiie.y In a dispatch from Rangoon. The ulUnnco, designed for the mu- tuitl defense of the Communist segments of the three Asiatic countries, bore Moscow's blessing, the official Chinese News Agency said. The pacts—one signed Feb. 2fi In Burmn und the other March 17 In Moscow—handed the Astatic Communists together In "the joint struggle against American and British Imperialism." said the news agency. No other source hns confirmed Ihe signing of Ihe pacts, which could bring many millions of Asiallcs under the Russian-wielded hammer and sickle. Meanwhile, Shanghai's British nnd American leaders discussed n proposal to ask the United Nations to declare (he metropolis an open city. The plan was rejected after what one diplomat called a full discussion of "the whole mess." However, there were Indications It might be revived later. Halny weather in Shanghai was reflected In lack of military activity. All wns quiet nround there. tlie Communist radio In Peiplng announced six Nationalist bombers struck Nnnyuan airfield near Pel- ping killing or .wounding 20 persons. Airlift Facilities May Be Kept in Standby Status WASHINGTON. May. 5. tfl'l— The airlift machine—its planes, men and directors—probably will be kept in standby condition 111 Europe until It is reasonably certain Russia bus no phins to set up another sudden roadblock to Berlin. Tills was Indicated todny by Air Force officials. It took the Air Force. Navy and Army six months to create the Intricate system of hundreds of planes and thousands of men to carry supplies In unending stream over the Russian blockade and Into the German capital. There was no Imnrediate disposition to tear It down In miy sudden and possibly premature move. By continuing lo exist for a time, it could serve as an Inspiration for the Russians to live up to the four- power agreement reached yesterday. Shanghai's land and water routes With "Operation Vitllos" appar-| Inland have been cut by the Reds, ently drawing toward a close, the [ For the first time in years the Yang- E ntire German Issue Is Slate^ For Discussion Bjr John M. Hlfhtoww WASHINGTON, May & (AP)—Tho Russian blockade of Uci-lin will bo lifted May 12 under a Big Four agreement announced today. The western powers' counter bloeknde of the Soviet Zone of Genniiny will be ended tit the same time. 'ho Council of Foreign inistors will meet in Paris ny 23 "to consider questions riling to Germany, and •obtains ariaing out of the .nation in Berlin, including so the question of currency Herlin." flic four- power communique, maxlng more than two months Intense negotiation, was Issued uultancously In Moscow, Lonn, Purls and Washington—a* well In New York where the Berlin al won worked out and *t the eadquartcr.i of the United Nations. Thn document was an extraor- nary display of harmony after ore than R year of tension and onfllct — sometime^ marked by ars of actual war. AilvlMM UN At the same hour the brief ntate- enl was made public, a copy wai muled to Trygvc Ue, United Kaolin secretary general. Uc also was given a letter from he Western powers asking him to dvtsc the U. N. Security Council that agreement has been reached mong the four powers regarding he blockade." ' The official statement Itself marks tho t>cg!nnlng of the end of one of the most critical situation* the postwar struggle betwtrn Russia and the Western powers. It will require the full week from now to May 12 to make the com- illcalcd arrangements for restor- ug normal rail, highway arid barge traffic between Germany's first city and the western occupation eoneo. But while the desperate necwrity for thfc-*trWt now -will be »t ui end. officials made plain they have no Intention or abandoning It either suddenly or completely. In Berlin, the retiring American military governor, Don. Lucius D. Clay, mild he expects th« aerial ' operation to continue until the Western Sector of the German capital has a stockpile of at least 200,000 tons of supplies. That would mean about one monlh. Even then, Ihe planes and men hi all probability will be kept under standby orders. Airlift as "Insurance" Washington officials regard the continued operation of the airlift as a sort of Insurance against the possibility that If Ihe approaching negotiations for a settlement of broader German problems become difficult, Iho Russians might be templed to rcslorc the blockade. Actually, the best Informed authorities consider the possibility re- inolc because they believe the Russians have suffered a first class lefeat In the battle for Berlin. Tims they reason that this defeat rather than any Impulsive desire to adopt conciliatory gestures toward the Wesl. prompted the Soviet agreement announced today. The blockade first was Imposed more than a year ago and since the middle of last summer the restrictions have been as complete as Ihe Russians could make Ihem. The Soviet purposes were regarded by the West as primarily to block Western power plans to create ft a separate government In Western Germany or. falling In that, to drive the Western allies out of ncrlln. New York Stocks (Closing Quotations) Am. T .Si T.. Am. Tobacco Anaconda Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen, Elec Gen. Motors , Int. Harvester ,.., Mont. Ward N. Y. Central National Distillers J. C. Penney Sears, Roebuck ,. Republic Stl Socbny-Vacuum .. Std. Oil N. J Southern Pacific Texas Co U. S. Steel Air Force prepared to start nil exhaustive analysis of the strategic lessons learned in the greatest air supply operation of history. The experience value already had been emphasized by various Air Force officials. American planes in the airlift have flown more than 55.000.000 miles—which means thai the planes and their crews were In the air. under some of the worst weather and air traffic coiultllons Ihe world .\ffords, lor 375.000 hours. They had carried 1,159,948 tons of cargo Into Berlin from .June 26, 1948, until the close of business at mld- nlglit Tuesday. The cost, in dollars, was $173,498,600; In men killed 27; In planes wrtxiked, 28. tzc cornucopia, which gushed Inland merchandise Into Shanghai, was stopper! up. As a result, the city's markets were in a chaotic condition. Soybeans ..142 1-4 .. 68 1-2 .. 29 1-8 .. 29 5-8 .. 51 5-8 ..132 1-2 .. 37 7-8 ...59 ... 24 3-8 ...54 i ...11 3-8 ... 17 7-8 ... 47 3-8 ... 33 1-4 ... 21 7-8 ... 16 1-8 ...69 7-8 ... 40 1-4 ... 55 3-8 ...12 1-4 Weather May July Nov. (1'rlecs f. o. b. Chicago) High Low Close 2.28 2.2514 2.27V4-}; 2.18H 2.15M 2.16 ; !i-nVl 2.02W 2.0014 2.01 The motor nerves of insects and spiders are on the underside, along the spinal column as are those of higher creatures. Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Friday! Showers and local thundershowers Friday and In west portions this afternoon and tonight. Not so warm In northwest portion Friday. Missouri forecast: Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms tonight and Friday. Slightly cooler northwest tonight. Minimum this morning—S3., Maximum yesterday—81. Sunset today—6:48. Sunrise tomorrow—5:05. Precipitation 24 hours to I »JIL' today—none. Total since Jan. 1—12.89. Mean temperature (mldwar b»- Iween high and low)—77. ;! Normal mean for M»y—TO.J.
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