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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 40 Blythevlll« Daily New» Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MAY 9, 1049 TEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS payoffs for 8 r OOO In Ford Branch Plants Scheduled But 47,600 Return To Work as Other Auto Strikes End By the Associated 1'rrss The "effect of a strike of 85.000 workers at the Ford Motor Co.'s two Detroit area plants was beginning to be fell in the industry today. The strike started last Thursday. The company said H will lay off 8,000 workers al Ford plants In St. Louis. Minneapolis-St. Paul. Ix>s Angeles, Iron Mountain, Mich., and Mctuchen, N. J., within a few days. Many small plants among ford's 3.500 suppliers were beginning to feel the strike's effect also. Pord turned down an outside offer of mediation of the five-day strike. The company contended . that the dispute over a union (^charge of a speeiiup should be 'arbitrated by an expert selected by Ford and the union. The CIO United Auto Workers union rejected this suggestion. Elsewhere In the automotive industry. 41.000 workers previously made idle by strikes were to return west to work today. d »S'- Hudson recalled 25,000 lairt off last week by n shortage of brakes; Brlggs Mfg. Co.. recalled 10,800 made Idle Friday by a small walkout, and Chrysler resumed operations in Plymouth. Mich., where 5.800 were laid off by a shortage of Briggs car bodies. Cab Drivers Return Some 1,800 San Francisco cab drivers returned to work today aftci settlement of their 128-day strike The Yellow and Plymouth companies agreed to a $9.7f dally minimum wage or 50 percent of weekl> receipts, whichever is higher. The union had asked $10. Three other companies which operate 230 cab had settled with the strikers earlier Sixty-five hundred workers turned today to 21 plants and ware houses of the Phllco Corp., in th -^j Philadelphia area. Two locals ^f the CIO Electrical Workers Unioi ratified a new contract yesterday ending a week-long work stoppage. The Philco agreement requires the company to consider new wage increases when the union believes a national wage pattern in the industry had been established. 'Hie union also obtained numerous otliei VjrcHiS'-v ""•- - " An agreement was reached yesterday between the CIO Transit Work6rs Union ani the operators of new ^ York's largest privately owned transit system. The agreement averted a strike of 4.00M over the discharge of two workers accused of slowdown tactics. The transit system serves 2,000.000 riders daily in Manhattan, the Bronx and lower Westchester County. Some 050 workers at three plants of the National Carbon Co. struck today otter expiration of the CIO United Chemical Workers contract last midnight. The union said six Issues remainded in disagreement. Jonathan Daniels Says 'No' to Offer of Cabinet Post Held by His Father WASHINGTON, May S. W>— Friends of Jonathan Daniels said today he had declined the post of Secretary of the Navy. They said Daniels, editor of the Raleigh (N. C.) News and Observer, reached that decision after a week-end conference with Secretary oj Defense Johnson. President Truman previously had said Daniels was under consideration to succeed John L. Sullivan, who resigned In a huff after Johnson ordered work halted on the Navy's projected super carrier. Daniels had been mentioned for the Navy spot even before Sullivan quit. His father, the late Joscphus Daniels, was Secretary of the Navy during World War I. Germans Adopt Constitution for A New Republic Document Marks Democracy's Rebirth 4 Years after War Civil War Moves Nearer Shanghai Battle Rages Only 17 Miles from City; Reds Push Offensive By Fr«l Hampson SHANGHAI, May 9. M'H PlRhtlni! nronnd Kaltlng broiiBhl the Chinese civil wnr to nn area 17 miles northwest of the heart of Shanghai io- Par to the southwest, Communist u-mie-s prc-ssed a twin-proiiRed offensive along an iregular 230-mile front. This operation extended from the seaport of Hangphow on the east to Lake Poyniifr.on the west. At some places the Red drive hart carried 200 miles south of Yangtze A shanghai garrison command communique .seemed to indicate the fighting closest to Shanghai was on a small scale. Kaitlng i-S on the Shanghai-Nanking highway seven miles north of the railway netweei [he two cities. Heel troops thrusting along the rail line were within 3o mile.s of Shanghai. Confiscate Allied Vehicles Inside this largest Asian city, th Nationalist garrison ordered Chi nese and foreign business firms an some government agencies to tur over 950 trucks and 300 Jeeps to "military purposes." Foreign consulates. Including th American and British, were interceding to try to keep the garrison from commandeering the foreign vehicles. Many American and British firms were hard hit, by the order. Some were engaged In essential iGliviii£^. -----The garrison order told owners :o deliver the vehicles with drivers, spare tires and tools. Failure to obey, the order said, would he dealt ,-ith by law. since Shanghai is under martial law .offenders could be executed. Tho garrison did not give details of the gigantic Communist operations southwest of Shanghai but said the Communists were continuing their drive In Kiangsl and Chekiang provinces. BONN. Germany, May 0—(/Vj— Tlie Germans at lust have the con- situtlon for a new West German republic—democratic, unarmed ami pledged to peace. Today It Is being rushed to Western Zone military governors for final approval. The 11 West German states' legislatures must ratify U yet. too. Despite opposition from slates rlghtcrs. some centrists and the Communists, the German constitutional convention approved It. 53 to 12 last night German democracy was reborn— In paper, at least—four years to the day after Nn?.l Germany hopelessly conceeded defeat. Tlie constitution leaves tlie door open for the Russian Zone to join tlie new state—If free elections take place in Soviet-controlled East Germany. Tlie constitutional convention look ght months to draft the 146-anicle onstitutton. Wests Holds Controls Not mentioned In the final docu- icnt were the reservations which he U.S., British and French made I Washington April 8th when they greed to the republic. These are believed to include con- rol over basic relations between Germay and tlie outside world as veil as security against a revival of German militarism. Each of the three western powers were to terminate military government and appoint a high commissioner. The three high commissioners would be the top authority in Germany. The fumialmcntal law of West Germany, as set up by the new constitution, marks an historic changeover to democracy, however. 1. Calls for a democratic, federal republic to govern the Western zones' 46.0110.000 inhabitants until a government can be formed for all Germany. 2 Paves the way for general parliamentary elections in the three Western Zones. It is hoped the new government can take office July 15. Utah Senator Stalkt Out of Pact Hearings, Charges 'Humiliation' WASHINGTON, May 9. (/I 1 )— Senator Watktns IR-Utah) quit the North Atlantic Pact hearings today, declaring he was "sick and lired ot being humiliated" by Chairman Connally (U-Tcx) of the Senate Foreign Relations Commitlce. Walklns has been a iwrslstent critic of the treaty. He has beon permitted to question witnesses during Ihe hearing although he Is not n committee member. At the start, of today's hearings, Watkins slarted lo question Mrs. K:\thr\n H. Slone, .sixike.sman for Ihe US. League of Women Voters. Connally objected that Walkins was "making a speech" In framing questions. The chairman had been critical of Watkins In other se.^Mon.s also. WatkiiLs left without a word to Connally but later told a reporter: I'm sick and tired of It. T don't intend lo be embarrassed and humiliated by the chairman any longer. I'm through with the hearings and any further questions I have to ask will be asked from the Senate floor." Strength of Pact Nations Seen as Way to Halt War Patterson Sayc Reds Would Not Oppose Combined Power Pact, Labor Bill Vie for First Place on Senate's Calendar; Southerners Back Trade Act Another Phone Rale Hike Asked Southwestern Bell Seeks Second Boost In Arkansas in Year ST. LOUIS, Mny 9— Ul'f—The Southwestern Bell Telephone Company wnnts higher mips In three of five states in which It operates. It plans to seek Incren?ie<! rates "within the next week" in Missouri, Kansas anrt ArknnsRs, Anounccmcnt of the plan to nsk for nn Income hike cnmc simultaneously here, at Topckn, Kas.. ami Little Rock, Ark, yestcnlny. A coin- pnny official In Oklnhoiiin snld By Don Whltehrud WASHINGTON. May I). </!>>—Former Secretury of Wur IlobcvL I 1 . Pnllci.soti said today the CHSO lor t he At laiUlc t rea ty is simple: 11 would preserve pence bccinise Ku.s- &Sa would not clurc K° to \vitr against the combined sUennth of the pad nations. Patterson test I lied before the Sen- nte Foreign Ilelutions Committee. It is holding hrnrLng.1 on the question whether the .Senate should mtUy the treaty of unit mil nlcl asjulusl uKKrcssIon, ,si^[\cci hero April -1 by :hc United States anrt 11 other nii- Llons. The treaty will not he binding on this country until H K approved by 11 two-thirds vole of the Senate. Patterson told tlie committee that Russia's "Kunl" In sin it Inn World War II In 1939 "wns second only to thnl of Hitler." This was tin obvious reference lo Ihe Merlin-Moscow agreement, which preceded tho Nn/.ls' march Into Poland. Foreign Trade Act Extension Approval Seen Utility President Is Appointed to AM Committee WASHINGTON, May 9- M') — Southern Democrats today pioiul.s- ed to go down tho lino lor one ol President '1*1 mmui'.s c ti m u u 1 g n — extension ot the (rude llLs program In its urlgl lOl'lll, Senator George tD-Gii), who will lead the administration bailie In the scnntc, ("Id n reporter he ex- lo win approval of the Iruilc program In about 10 days. Senators llyril (D-Va) and Spiuk- iiuin <D-Aln), «iil(l they will Mipiwi George. nut Senate Republicans will promised help of somo NorthiTi me planning imollii.' presidential upset. The sltuiillon Is tills: Tin- IT clpronil trade program permits III 'resilient to out Import tlulie.'i v cither countries reduce their lurtL lor our goods. From umu lo liuv Culling Russia "un innhillous and IHJWcr-himni'y dictatorship Unit hits I Coni$iv-Wi must IhU never hud any scruples nRiilnst | ii.y. year, the launching n win," I'nUrrson suld the Soviets understand only force. Fxcffdn Russlun Strength What the pnct does. Patterson Truman Names Two Professors To Atom Agency WASHINGTON. May 9. (/Pi — President Truman todny named two college professors. Gordon Dean, and Henry Dewolf Smyth, as members » of the Atomic Energy Commission. - - He sent the nominations to the Senate after accepting the resignation of Robert F. Bacher as a commission member, effective tomorrow. William W. Waymack previously had resigned. Dean is professor of law at the University of Southern California and n practicing attorney. Smyth is a professor and chairman of the Department of Physics at Princeton University. Smyth wrote the famous "Smyth Report" on the atom bomb It was Issued shortly after the firsl bomb was dropped in Ja-Min and became Ihe subject of a wide controversy. Dean is 43 and a native of Sealtle Smyth, 51, was born at Clinton. N. V. Their nominations are for the remainder of terms expiring June 30. 1930. Navy Ready to Go TOKYO, May 9. W)—Vice Adnl. Russell S Berkey, commander of U.S. Naval Forces in the Far East, said today American ships In, China, are keeping up steam to pull out the minute the Communists show up. He returned here from Tsingtao yesterday. As tar as is known, he said, all Americans in the Tslngtao area who desired to leave have been evacuated 3 Makes the plotting ol aggressive war a punishable offense. There Is no provision for an army. No one—neither the president nor parliament-has the power to declare * 4 A bill of rights guarantees rac- nl lingual and religious equality. Freedom ol press, religion anil assembly is pledged. Censorship Is forbidden. Death Penally Forbidden 5 The death penalty is forbidden -in the land where the headman's axe the hangman's noose and concentration camp guard's bludgeons took uncounted lives during the Nazi era. The new federal government-like America's-will have only such powers as arc not reserved to the states. The states righlers of right-of-ccnler Christian Union (CSU) and Bavaria Rightist German Party IDI'1 thought not enough powers were reserved. Tlie West German Republic would have a president with little power. Chief administrative authority would rest with the chancellor. He would be chosen by a Bund (par- liamenti of two houses. These would he a Bundstng Hower house) and Bundsrat (upper house). there are no plans to ask for itlonal revenue there. Tile company also operates In Texas which has no state-wide regulating body for utility rntes. Amount of Increases to be sought have nc* been determined, tlie spokesmen said. Increased Investment In equipment, pay raises to employes last December and extensive storm damage during the pnst Winter were given as reasons the company needs more money. The company received Increases In all state mentioned. A S3.228.000 rate hike was granted by the Missouri Public Service Commission last February. Second Hike In Arkansas In Arkansas, the company got n Sl.900.000 Increase last September and in Kansas a 15 per cent temporary Increase was granted by the Kansas Corporation Commission in January. A request for lulrteil In a prepared statement, Is to bring together strength "far In excess of any that Moscow could muster." He ticked off these estimates of Western strength: (1) Manpower at least etuml to Russia's; (2) Steel-making capacity ten limes greater; (3) petroleum production six times greater; (41 a lend In science, Invention and li trial skill "that cannot be men in tons or cubic feet." "In the presence of that combined strength In the resources It takes to wage war." Patterson said, "the autocrats ill the Kremlin will see no prospect of victory nntl will not give their soldiers the word to march." And he added: "The cnse for ratification of the North Atlantic pnct. the Socialist per Weather Ruler ot Tiny Monaco Dies; Reigned 27 Years MONACO. May 9. M'l — Prince Louis 11 of Monaco died todny. Louis, who only lasl Thursday turned over his duties to his grandson, Prince Ranier, had been in ill health. He was 7B. He ruled the tiny principality of lonaco since 1922 when he suc- ecrlcrt his father. Prince Albert I. Monaco extends over an area f about six-tenths of .. square mile E Ihe rocky Mediterranean coast wrdercri by the Alpes Mnrlllincs 'rovince of Southern France. Its •rincipa! source of income comes rom the tamed gambling casino t Monte Carlo. Prince Fianler. 25. who now be- oincs the ruicr, was a lieutenant the French Army during the vnr. His mother. Princess Charotte. renounced her right of succes- icssion in his favor in 1944. Arkansas forecast: Partly cloud.v this afternoon, toninht and Tuesday. A few scattered thundcrshow- ers In south and east portions this afternoon and early tonight. A littli cooler tonight. Missouri forecast: Cloudy, ligh rain northeast and cast central portion: clearing and cooler northwcs luce tonight. Tuesday, fair north X. west, clearing cast and south prec V^'eded by light rain in east central ii the morning; warmer west and nortl central Tuesday afternoon. Minnlmum this morning—63. Maximum yesterday— 80. Minimum Sun. morning—62. Maximum Saturday—88. Sunset today—6:51. Sunrise tomorrow—5:02. Precipitation 48 hours to 7 a.n iddaj—M2. Total since Jan. 1—2401. Mean temperature (midway be (ween high and low)—76. Normal mean for May—70.2. This Dale Last Year Minimum Mils morning—63. Maximum yesterday—78. Precipitation JMI. 1 to this c!at —22.47. Black Oak Man Admits °art in 6 Safe Robberies JONESBORO. Ark.. May 9. MV- A young Black Oak, Ark. man was was reported today to have admitted taking part in F'X safe burglaries within the last 14 weeks. Wyatt Patrick, criminal investigator for the State Police, said the admission had been made by Euich (Cecil) Jones, 23, who wns arrested Friday and held here along with William u Weiss. 33, also of Black Oak. Both prisoners are charged with burglary and grand larceny in connection with the theft of S50 from a safe at the Patton Motor Company in Jonesboro. Patrick said ,'ones admitted participating In the Jonesboro burglary and five other burglaries. Fly, Mosquito Control Battle Gets Under Way W. O. Stinnett, county supervisor for the malaria control division of the State Department of Health, said that the larvacidlng and fly control program for Blythcville was underway today. Mr. Stinnett said that E. I. Powell had been named to direct the program in Blythevillc. Already some alleys, garbage cans and disposal locations have been sprayed with chloradanc for fly control nnd to cheek insect-born diseases. An adjustment for spraying has been atlached lo a Jeep to use during Ihc summer months. Mr. Stinnett said that all those knowing of .standing water which needed spraying should contacl Mr Powell or the malaria control office. He explained that this proiram was to assist in cleanliness around garbage disposal places, and woult! in no way take the place of garbage collection. He urged that al) lllosc wishing Ihc crew lo spray water or dump disposal do so early before the insects were out of control. At present the working crew consists of four permanent 15 cent rate hike in Oklahoma is under consideration by the Oklahoma Corporation Commlssior now. The higher rates. If approved would apply lo all 143 exchanges in Kansas. 08 In Missouri and 14 in Arkansas. Long distance tele phone calls within the state alsi would cost more. Southwestern Bel said. Long distance calls between states are regulated by the Inter state Commerce Commission in Washington. In prepared statements, compan spokesmen in all three states sail! "Rate Increases arc essentla' ' the people in are lo get the kin of telephone service they want an have n right lo expect. Deaf Ji Penalty s Affirmed In Triple Slaying submit, is as simple as that. It pact to preserve peace." 'Hie pact has brought Moscow's ruth, Patterson said, because It dominated IKHh Congress put some restrictions 1'rc-sldenl Truim didn't like. Now ho wants theMi Mrlctlmis eliminated. .Si'imtor Mllllkln (R-Colo) hi ^cii fighting lh" luLmlnlslriillt plan lor more than u month in lin confided "there will lie much y before we reach a vote." \Vnnts Restriction* Ke«l Mllllkln, with solid barking GOP leaders Tuft of Ohlii : Wlieny of Nebraska, want.s I') lulu existing restrlctlcms nimn presidential niiilmrlly lo cut t country' import, duties, They will concentrate, upon tention of Ihe "peril |K>lnt" pio .slon.i inserted by the 80lh Congr under Republican controls. Uni these the larltf comn)lssloil was reeled to (Ix u "peril point" for i ling tariffs In'low which douu-.s industry would be tlii-enttncd Injury. If tlie President goes below t point—lib must explain why The House already Una knee , aerson sa, ecause . 1 mark tlie enrf of their chance °" 1 thl.s nnd other OOP restrict I lat intended victims may be knock- on the trade pact prop-urn d off one by one. I trust Hint we 111 not flinch in the face of Ihe foscow bluster." Leaders Want President to Choice Juuic.s Mill, Jr. .Tames 1U11. Jr. iiic.sldcnt of tht i knnsas-Mlsscniri l*o\vtfr Company lythevillc, IIIIH btu'ii nhoseu In rservt n mi'inlirr of Ihe Impm-liin ry co mm HUT a of Ihr N ultima \ssoctiillon of Manufacturers fti lie nnKUhiK yrnr. Announcement, o he makeup of the new committee ins Jnsl been nuuto by tho NAN n New York. Mr. Hill will ficrvn nn Ihe Oo\ mmont »S(ipndliH; C'ommf! U-c, whk: seeks Co dctrlop irrnminendiitlim.s for a consistent federal WASHINGTON. May, 3. (/P) — Semite Majority lender Uicus (D- 111) snlil after a Wliltc House con- fcreilce toilny Hint no decision haa been reached us lo whether tho Hcimte will tnke uii tho lulminls- (ml Ion Inlxir bill or the North At- Iniil'j I'iiet llrst. Both million;' nrc expected to tukr up eoniihlernble lime, Lcstslu- Mve leiulei-s wcro reported rcndy to let, I're.sUU'nb Tnniiun sny which he wr.nts l.urus, llonso Sjicnker nnyburn (n-'IVx>. VU'u-Pri'sldent Burkley nil llDiisn Mnjorlly Leader Mt:- Conimck (n-AIas.s) iittcncled the Kiilur Moiulny White [louse con- ICIICO with Mr. Trunum. lliiybuni mild he discussed with r. 'rruninn u new measure that vonld I ho [iilnliiMiin wut;e from 10 lo 75 mils mi hour. He suld ho ilso told Ihe President ol House oiun'uiils coiiccrlihiK Inbor Icg- slutlon. Hnyljurn sultl Mr. Truinnn "Just listened."To Ask Unrly Actlun Olmtniiun Connnlty (D-Tex> ol the .Semite Fori'ltcn Rcliitlons Com- nilltee toltj reiiorlei's he pljiiia to [isk Senator Liicna of Illinois, the nei'ntle leader, lo schechilc the treuty [<ir tlie curliest |X)«siblc Sen- ntc action, Lueas, Just rctiirnlnt, lo his post after nn Illness, had Indicated previously Unit he wauled to net some or President Truman's do- nu'slle piOKniiii cleared before tak- Mllllkln fought for weeks In Senate Flnnuce Committee tain them. He last, by a 7 lo 0 parly line vote. The reciprocal trnde. programs were started under the RocwcvelL Now Deal. As renewed from time to time, they authorized I tie Piv.s- Idcnt to cut tariffs in noKntlutlon.i with other nations, In return for .heir reduction of import duties on American goods. Included III Its activities s a study of Ihn federal budget. mipoM'd military expomlntures and losslblo curtailment of government ilienrlc-s. Named chairman of llic Is Lane 1). Webber, vice president of the Southern California Hdhon Company. Tho policy cnmmlUe.s. stales Itic NAM. meet Ihrouglioul the year "lununlatlnK policy recommendations on Industrial anil economic Insues, bntli current and long rani Appropriate ar.tkm I* Hi mi taken by the n.ssoruilioii a> .1 whuic. - ' Tlie commlllcc.i are comimscd of representatives of large and small Industry throughout the country. Stare Income Tax Deadline Sunday, Collectors Warn New York (Closing Quotations) Amj T A: T 141 3 A m. Tobacco 68 1 - Anaconria 28 Beth Steel 28 3-i Chrysler 51 3-4 General Electric 371-8 General Motors 593-8 Int. Harvester 24 1-2 Montgomery Ward 53 1-8 N. Y. Central 107-8 National Distillers 17 7-8 J. C. Penney 46 3-4 Radio H 7-8 Republic Steel 203-4 Socony-Vacuum 16 Standard Oil N. J 68 Scars. Roebuck 38 Texas Co 55 U. S. Steel '1 3-8 Southern Pacific 40 LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. May 8. (A 1 )- ilnrvle Ilorie must die in the electric chair for burning to death Ms estranged wife and two of her chil- •en. Tlie Arkansas Supreme Court today affirmed Ihe death sentence returned by a Jefferson Circuit Jury. Rorle pleaded guilty to charge of first riegre murder for killing the children, Franklc Mau- pln. II. and Joyce Maupin. nine while "perpetrating the crime ol arwin." In a confession, introduced at the Irlal. nnrle said he went to the home of his estranged wife, Mrs Gertrude Rortc, near England, on the night of Oct. 8, 1948, and whci she refused to become rcconcilec with him. he struck her in the hea( with n hammer. Thrn, he said, he sprinkled kero sene over the bed on which Mrs. Rorie and the two sleeping children were lying, set It afire ami dcpart- Municipal Judge Imposes $50 Fine On Liquor Charge Frank L. Rllry of the Lltllo River community was fined $50 ami costs In Municipal Court tills mcmilni: on his plea of Kutlty lo :i charge of possessing unstamped liciuor. He was arrested April 17 by Ktnte Revenue Agent llnh roarci! of Ltltlc Rock and Slii-illf's Deputies Holland Alken and Clarence MunlBO- mery. In other action Archie Norman and W. E. Smith each fnrfeltcd $422S cash bonds on chairi's drlvlUK while under the Influence ot llmmr and trial for O. C. Moore on n similar clinri>e wns continued until tomorrow. Big 3 Planning Talks LONDON. May 9. UP>— A Foreign Office spokesman salrt today Britain, Prance and the United States will begin Ulks in Paris by the end of this wetlt on their plan for the lutuve of Germany. ed. Roric's attorney a=kcd the supreme court to "exercise Us constitutional power anrt reduce the death sentence to life Imprisonment." In the majority opinion, lo which there were no noted dissents, Jubilee Erl P. McFaddln said Ihe court has authority to modify punishment, but concluded that "in the case at bar. we find the evidence sufficient to support the Jury verdict." Woman, En Route to See Husband in Hospital, Dies of Heart Attack Mrs. Lcla Mcdercuor of Illythc- vlllc died suddenly of a heart attack near West Memphis yesterday while en route to Memphis lo visit her husband, T.E. Mi-Orei;or. who Is a patient at the Baptist Hospital. Mrs. McGregor. 5f>. died in an Arkiinsiins who liavc not filed their Income ronorLi for 1011! have only (he remainder of tho week In which lo flic before the deadline, It wns dlwloseil todny by Oscar Alexander, collector in chart;" ol Hit! North Mississippi County ofllco of Hie 3late Revenue Department, mid W. R. Orion .Income lax director in the Utllr Rock office ul Ihc .state Individuals with a gross income of $2.500. and married persons eani- lilK $3.500 or more are required under -stale lnw to Illo returns. Tin slulr tax Is cue per cent on the $;UX)0 ol Inxitblo Income; two pel cent on Ihe. next $3,000; three |iei cent on Ihe next $5,000; [our pel cent <in tlie next $1-1.000. and flvi per renl on taxable Income In ex re.w of $2f>,000. The Arkansas legislature c-arlle this yrar nndertook to remove th exempllnn which allows Arkn axp:iyer^ lo tlednct onr-lialf lieir federal Income lax payment. Tlie leiinlily of the net Is belns i tested before the slate Supreme Court. Income taxpayers have beon advised lli:<l Ihcy can pay the tax under Ihe new law and pay under protest the difference between [he tax under the old and new provisions, ft the 1919 act Is upheld the atnoiml paid under protest will be retained by the state. If the act is Invalid the amount paid under pro- will be refunded to the taxpay- .IIK on what promises to be lengthy Senate debate- over the trcnty. Wllh Robert Patterson, former secretary of war, as the first wlt- nc.vt, tlie Foreign Relations group resumed hearings today on a speedup basis. Connally sntd he will nsk later witnesses to limit Ihrlr oral testimony and file statements In an elfort to conclude the hearings tills week. 'i'lio treaty thus tuny bo ready for Senate action wtlhln 10 days or two weeks. .... .The 111.% timior plivi'.jjw'-Icglijli'v • on to bo brought before the Sen-. te — Ihc administrations trade ireemcnt.s program which 'already us been approved by the House— expected to consume two weeks i debute. It may be called up by ilclweek. i If the treaty then Is placed be- irc tli(: Senate, arguments over hat Issue probably would carry ver well Into June, leaving a stack f appropiiiitlons bills which ordl^.. arlly require acllon before July 1. Want l.alinr Hill Action Hecause ot the stalemate which (.'.suited when the House shelved II of its labor bills, seme rcpre- rnlntlvc.s have- been arguing that he Senate ought to hike u whack it Ilils problem before the House again Is called upon lo act. Administration lenders In thn icnate say prlvntely they don't :now what to do about revising heir version of tlie labor bill, which _ lainllcls the Leslnskl measure which ;hc House defeated. They concede that the bill, votcfl out of Ihe Labor Committee weeks uco without consideration of Republican amendments, stands almost no chnncc of Semite passage. 21 Dyess Seniors and Class Sponsors Start 15-Day Tour of Eastern States GOY. McMath Selected For 'Who's Who' Listing LITTLE ROCK, May 9. Wi—Governor McMalh was nolificd today that the board of directors of "Who's Who In America" had selected him for listing. However, the letter was addressed to the Hon. Sid McGrath. Governor of Arkansas. Governor McMath's office em- ployes said about one-fourth of his mail from outside of the slat* Is addressed that way. The confusion Is attributed to association with U.S Sen. J. Howard McGrath of Rhode Island, national chairman of the Democratic Party. Twenly-one seniors of the 1949 class In Dyess High School were en route by bus today to Washington. D.C. and New York City on a 15-dny tour financed by the class members and their sponsor, Mrs. Lowell K. Ogden. The bus left from Dyess this morning. Those making the trip In addition to clns members and their sponsor Include Mr. Ogden, who Is superintendent of Schools at Dyess; Mfss Louise Chrcstman. school sec- etary, ana Everett Grist bus driver. During the lour the students will visit ten Easlcrn slates and see points of historical Interest In addition to spending three days each In the national capital and In New York City. The itinerary for the entire trip was carefully planned. Mr. Ogden said before the group left Dyess Reservations have been made for each overnight stop to be made during the tour. The students will spend a half Tornado Unroofs Gym, Damages Three Barns SCI1ULTER. Okla.. May 3. f/I'l—A tornado unroofed Ihc hlt:h school Byinnasluin here lust nlpllt and de- troyctl three bnrn.s and .some near- crops. No cnsvialtics were re- wrlrtl. Ill'-'hwny patrolmen made a liorouuh check. The twister struck at 0:25 p.m. CST> moving in from the usual outhweslerly direction. Over CMB illlc community of 500. however, it everscd itself and left the way U came. day at Rock Ctty. near Chattanooga, ,nd Lookout Mountain In Tennessee and Wednesday will cross the Great Smoky Mountains with a slop scheduled for a picnic lunch at a mountain spring. To Visit Historic Places At Natural Bridge In Virginia they will sec one of the seven wonders of the world In the form of Ihe natural p.rch of stone with its 90-foot span 200 feet above a mountain itrcam. At this point they will hear a recorded religious program. En route to Washington they will slop at the historic home of Thomas Jefferson, The Montlccllo, In Char- lottcsvllle. Va. and In the nation's capitol they will see Congress In session with visits planned to both the House of Hcprescntativcs and the -Senate. In Washington, Ihcy also will witness the change of guards at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, anc Ihe Bureau of Printing am automobile, on the outskirts nf West Memphis. She was helm! accompanied to Memphis by her son, Ert- ward McGrcnor. and oilier relatives Her husband bus been a patten' In Ihc Memphis hospital for tin past two weeks. She was horn In Alamn, Trnll. and hart lived In Hlylhevllle since 1935. She opcralcd a grocery slorc wllh her husband on South Division street. In addition lo her husband and son she Is survived by another son. Earl McGregor ol Blythevllle. a daughter. Mrs. Alice Wood of Hly- tlicvlllc; five brothers A. O. Ilnrris of Stecle. Mo.. John and Tlmrman Burrls of Oadsden. Tenn.. Raymond Burris or HuinboU Tenn.. and Willis Burrls of Alamo. Tenn.: and two sisters Mrs. Ida Harris of IlumboK, and Mrs. O. A. Brassfleld of Gnd- sdcn. Funeral services arc incomplete but Cobb Funeral Home will be In charge. er. it wns explained. If the taxpayer pay.s on the basis of the old law and the new act Is upheld by the court. Ihl-n It will be necessary lo pay Ihc t:ix on the basis of the new law. Former Governmental Engineer Dies of Illness LITTLF. KOCK. May 0. W)— Gu.V H. smith .A former governmcnta" engineer, died here yesterday aftc: a long Illness. He had served as engineer the F.irm Security Administration rind the War Relocation Authoritj at Jerome. Jefferson County, engineer at Pine Hluff and city engi ncrr in Little Rock. Funeral services will be held In Pine Bluff tomorrow. Soybeans Mny July (Trices F.O.n. rhlc.i High Low ........ 219H' 227'i Close :28'.-'i Set DYESS SENIORS on rage 10 Nov. 202!. 201 201U to: N. 0. Cotton May 9. (ir> — NEW ORLEANS. Ckvslng cotton quotations: High Low Close 33.71 33.54 33.70-7 32.74. 32.57 32.72-7 29.19 2907 29.19 28.99 2890 28,99 28.92 28.85 23.90 May . Jly . .Oct. . Drc. . Men . levin Says Big Four To Plan Peace ot World BERLIN. Mny 9. Wi — British Foreign Secretary Ernest Dcvin said today that at the forthcoming Paris Hi:: Four conference "we hope to plan the pence of the world." He made Ihc comment at brie! ceremonies at the American airlift terminal, Tempclhof. where Gen. Lucius D. Clay saw him oft for the British Zone of Germany. Bcvm said yesterday Britain would strive for German freedom and democracy at the conference. Pilot Killed in Crash COMMERCE. MO.. May 9 M 1 )—A privately-owned plane piloted by James R. La Grand. 29. of Capa Glrardeau. crashed near here yesterday afternoon killing him m- stantiy. The highway pntrol said the plane was owned by Prank Mabery of Cape Glrardeau. Orders Blockade End LONDON, May 9—W—Moscow Radio said tonight the Russian Zone commander "has Issued an order rcstrohiR transport, trade and communications services In Berlin."

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