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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS ANU SOUTHEAST UIB8OUHI VOL. Xbll—NO. 67 Miners'Strike Negotiations Progress Slowly Developments Await Conference to Be Held During thc Afternoon. WASHINGTON, May 28. (UP) --Government and labor sources have assured a group of senators Hint settlement of the coal strike is imminent—"probably" within 36 hours. Sen. James M. 'Mead, I)., N. Y., made Ihe disclosure. WASHINGTON, May 28. <UP> — Negotiations between the government and John L. Lewis, president or Ihe United Mine Workers <AFL* were delayed momentarily today as an agreement appeared near lo end Ihe two-day strike in thc government-operated soft coal mines A negotiating session schedu!c< for 11 a.m., EST., wns postponed until 2:15 p.m. because, according lo a spokesman for Secretary of Interior .1. A. Krug, "neither side wn; ready." Four mine union officials met foi 20 minutes during the mornins with Adm. lien Morell, who is op crating the mines for Krug. Lewi, did not participate in the confer dice. The spokesman said the dis cussion concerned "a couple of case. or alleged discrimination agains miners in government operation o the coal fields." He apparently referren to opera tions during part of the two-wee truce which ended at miduigh Saturday. The 400,000 members of the UMW refused to work for the government after the truce expired. Some g o v e r n m e n t officials thought there was a possibility, but no assurance, that a coritract could be signed today between the union and the government. They believed it would provide n $25,000,000 annual contribution by the industry to a welfare fund for the miners. Krug and Lewis spent 0 1-2 hours in conference yesterday. They reported progress and said government and union attorneys wer< "working on details." Little Cflal Produced The negotiations continued although the-miners' "no contract no work." policy closed about. 00 per cent of the industry yesterday. President Truman lolcl Congress last week that negotiations slioiiJd stop .when workers struck "against ttie-'g'oVernm'ent," rjrtt tho^admintis tration made no move to halt the Krut;-Lewis discussions. The solid fuels adminislVtioii estimated yesterday's coal production at 200,000 tons, less than 10 per cent of a normal day's output. The SFA said about 20,0(10 miners -most of them progressive mine workers (independent) and nonunion workers—wcr c on trie job. The strike involved 400,000 UMW members. A government contract would represent a first-round victory for lewis because it would provide government sanction for a more lih- ernl welfare fund than the industry offered before thc recent breakdown in negotiations. A reliable informant said the government indicated a willingness to endorse a $25,000,000 annual industry contribution to a \velfaie fund. The mov.t-y would be raised by a Itvc- eent assessment on each toll ol coal mines. Royally Heal Debated Although a tonnage "royalty" has been bitterly opposed by industry spokesmen, some operators were said to have expressed the belief that it was the only effective way to distribute th e cost of the welfare fund. Lewis asked for a 10-cent royalty- last year, but proposed a seven prr cent payroll assessment which would raise about S70.0CO.OOO annually in til'- negotiations this year. Even with a government contract, Lewis still would need to win \ industry acceptance. He presumably would offer the same contract 10 the operators and wait for them to accept singly or i:i groups. He- cause of the threat of strikes, the 'government would retain control of | -"the mines until agreements were signed by the owners. On the wage issue, the government would be limited by its wagc- pri^e policy which has allowed pay raises up lo 18 1-2 cent;; an hou.- in basic industries. Lewis' specific wage proposals never have been disclosed. BljlhevUle Dally Ne Ely UK v tile Coulter Blythevllle Herald Valttj K, ARKANSAS, TUKSDAY, MAY 28, 1!M(> SINGLE COPIES F1V3 CENTS', White House Secretary Defends Truman From 'Ham Acting' Accusation WASHINGTON, May i!8. (Ul 1 ) — The White House said today that 'resident Truman did nol know, bc- orc ho began speaking lo Congress ist Saturday, that thc rail strike lad been settled. But if he hud known It, White louse Secretary Charles O. Russ aid, he still would have proposed egislatioii for dealing with strikes gainst the government. He declined o say whether the legislative pro- josnl would have been the same In such a case. Sen. Wayne Morse, R., Ore., charged on thc Senate floor yesterday that Mr. Truman knew for some line before his appearance at the loint session of Congress that the strike was settled. He described as •ham acling" the President's ni>- jearance and his announcement, i the midst of his speech, that- thc strike had been settled. Ross said today that Mr. Truman "did not get tnc word unti the note was passed up to him b> Biffle at 4:11 p.m " Holiday Declared For Homecoming Mayor Jackson Urgtc Attendance ot Events Planned for Veterans. Tomorrow afternoon has been declared a holiday in the City of Blytlieville by Mayor E. R. Jackson. This declaration was issued by the Mayor In order .that all citizens of Blylhcvillc may participate 'n the Homecoming Celebration for ex-service men and women of World War II tomorrow afternoon at Walker Park. The celebration :s being sponsored by Dud Cason Post No. 24. In his declaration of a holiday | to the merchants and business firms of Blytheville Mayor Jackson said "In view of Ihe fact that hundreds of our local boys and girls -served in the Armed Forces, helped win the war, and are now back in our community, I deem it fitting and proper that a celebration be held in their honor and, in order that all the people of Blytheville might participate, I hereby declare the afternoon of Wednesday, May•«20, a holiday in the city of Blythoyille and request that all places of. biis- iness be closed during the hours .from \2 f -n£f>n to~six j p.m." "Homecoming Day'" will include a music program by Ray Duke nnd his Sugar creek Gang," a Junior American Legion baseball game between Blytln^villc and Osccola tca'nis, and for the veterans, a barbecue supper. Veterans will be recognized ns guests of honor by showing a discharge card or emblem. Union Labor Boss Claims Truman Broke Promises Trainmen's President Unleashes Tirade Charging Insincerity. By MARIAN C.LICK United I'rrss Staff Correspondent CLEVELAND, May 28. (UP)— A. P. Whitney, embittered head of the Hallroad Trainmen, today opened wide ihe throttle on his campaign against President Truman, charging the President with misrepresentation and broken promises, and threatening to "spill over the country" proof of Mr. Truman's "insincerity." Whitney said the President snw him and Alvanley Johnston of the Engineers Brotherhood only twice ' personally—for 27 minutes on Mas 14th and for three minutes May 17 "And," he said, "he treated like stepchildren. He was Irrltatoc both times. He was not cordial. He spoke briefly and sternly." Whitney's principal charge was that the President misrepresented the rase when he got the trainmen to postpone their strike for five days on May 18. "He assured us by telephone that if we postiMjned the strike five days, lie had a program to suggest a settlement. He promised us a settlement was in sight," Whitney said, "and we didn't question the word of the President. He even ottered us a plane to fly to Washington after we agreed to the postponement." New Threals Hurled During that telephone conversation. Whitney said, he told the President he would like the conversation token down by a stenographer. The President agreed nn< the stenographer kept the record. "Copies ot the President's proni- se that a settlement was In sight are wing made and will be spilled over the country,— Whitney said. "The President got us to postpone the ;trike oir a misrepresentation. Now we're going to smoke somebody out. Whitney also charged that the strike was called off half an hou befoxe the President went on th nir with his speech to Congress which he interrupted to announc the settlement, "pur decision t agree to the 18 1 /.. cent wage Increas and a moratorium on rules change Strike Effects Striker Administration Forces Prepare To Repel All-Out Altack on Draft Provision of Labor Control Bill Richard Hice. 13, of Douglas, Arizbnn, son of a striking Southern Pncltlc laihcad man, was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital in sunlit Ana, 3allfornii:. via Army bomber for an emergency "brain operallon alter lie Southern pacific's Golden Slate Lid. stranded him In Tucson, Arizona. Richard Is assisted from thc plane by Army Nurse LI. Mury ckulsko of Jackson, Tcnn., nnd M/fierst. John Cowlcs of New York City. (NEA Telephoto.) 7 Y.M.C.A. Board • Hires Secretary Executive to Have Temporary Assistant During the Summer. I I Heari Attack Causes Death Of Carpenter for One year came about 3:30'Sat urSay afternoon" and we ordered ou men' back lo work shortly then." Tell ot Their Visit On the third visit to the Whil House May 17, Whitney said "w were told to be there at 3:30 p.m. We were there on time. The Presi- Directors" meeting, at which time dent asked what our position was. lne appointment of Firman Ilynum, We told him it was unchanged, to the post of summer assistant in Then he started grabbing papers charge of competitive athletics, also and said he was taking over llic' railroads. : He started to sign papers James P. Garrott of Lake Charles, La., will arrive here early in June to assume leadership in organizing the Y program, following his emp)?V,- nient hs genera'l secretary to the organization and the Board of Directors. He was selected by Hussell Bnrham, president, and members of tiie personnel committee. Announcement of Ills employment wns made Saturday nt a Board of Big Lake Level Reaches 12,5 Ft. Danger From Floods Lessened as Crest Reaches Kchnctt, Mo. The crest at Dig Lake, from the recent rise, is expected lo be .reached by. Thursday or Friday ,w"\J,'j; the water predicted not to exceed 15 wns announced. Mr. Bynilin is high school physical education instructor and assistant football coach. The selection of these two men James Harvey Barcroft, 66-year- old carpenter, died suddenly yesterday afternoon while working at thc home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Tiplon in Manila. Stricken about 4:30 o'clock while screening a window, he died almost instantly sifter collapsing. Ill of a heart ailment for two years lie had retired but recently started doing a small amount of carpentry because of scarcity of such workmen. Born at Brownsville, Tcnn., he hr:d resided nt Manila 38 years, during which lime he had followed Ihe carpentry trade until stricken ill. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon. 3 o'clock, at r i thc Manila Methodist Church by and; we'Were embarrassedj We didn't know iwhe the r to'go or stay. Finally, we asked If he were through ls in"eo"njuncTloii"wllh expansion ol withns. He said yes and dismissed the Y program, begun here last us. The meeting lasted only three | minutes. We felt like stepchildren." At the longer meeting May 14, Whitney said they asked if they could give some facts of their case. "He wouldn't listen," the union head said. "He said he knew all about it. He spoke briefly and firmly and declined to permit us to present our case." Johnston's description of the meeting with Mr. Truman was brief: "He was short with us." sisted by thc Rev. F. M. Sweet, also of Manila, Burial will be in Manila Cemetery. Barcroft of Memphis, and Albert Barcroft of Brownsville, and n sister, Mrs. Laura Lewis of Brownsville. Howard Undertaking ' Company is In charge. Major Speck Returns Home From Hospital Major' Jefferson w. Speck Frenchman's Bayou, candidate foi the office of state senator from Mississippi County, arrived home yes tcrday from Washington, D. C., to begin his campaign, he said today while in "Blytheville. On a three-month-sick leave from Walter Reed General Hospital i Washington, because of a leg in jury, he is much improved and plan ,an active campaign. ummer. Mr. Garrott, native or Oak Grove, Cy., was graduated from Trnnsyl- unla College and has a muster's Icgrce from Y College. Pur 17 years, ic has been in physical, general irogram, boys and co-ed activities. le has held physical education posts it Norfolk, Va., and Wilmington, C. In Lake Charles, he was program . , G. RL'dninn, engineer of Di'Mrift'ge District 17, wliu said lliere was a rise of .9 feet during the past 24 hours, to make a reading of 12.6 feet this morning. The stand was reached nt Kcn- nett. Mo., from where Big Lake receives much of its water. The situation at nig Lake, the bridge of which Is \'i miles west of Blythevllle, Is excellent and only several hundred acres of cultivated land inside the levee are Inundated from excessive water In South- cast Missouri basins, it was pointed out. The highest reading at Big Lake bridge, since construction of the new levee, was June 20 of last year when the cauije registered 183 feet. Traffic is not expected to be hampered, because of the rise, as n sland at 15 feet might only reach the highway in the lowest part in- stdc the levee, which Is about 200 feel. C. of C. Juniors Urge Curbs on Labor Racketeers Resolution Addressed to Senate Seeks Code Binding Capital, Too. The Ulytlicvllb Junior Chamber of Connniiicc has Joined 111 urulniT I hut "the Congress promptly enact a comprehensive labor code which will fairly, Imparllnlly mid eiiiiully apply lo both capital mid labor, protecting each In Its rluhls of | free eiHurprlsr, and rcslrulniiiK each ! from nil activities detrimental lo the public wolf lire," This Is the body of a resolution udoiileil lust nlKlH by members of the local ovgiinlalloii in i\ business nienltnK at the Jnycces Clubroom. The resolution states "this organization specifically urges lh.it Congress rcslraln all forms pt labor racketeering nnd likewise oul- Inw the rli,'ht to strike in fill In- stunces where the use of (hut right ld prove detrimental to the gcn- wolftu'e of oiu- niillon." ic resolution was adopted be- I "' cause "niylhevlllc Junior chamber of Commerce recognizes that the present strife between capital nnd labor Is a serious Ihrcul lo the economic stability of this nntlon, and believes responsibility for adequate und liumedlnti! nctlan resl.s with the Congress ot the Unltei\ Slates." Fmitl Drive Continues A report of the canned food campaign wns mudp with announcement that niytheVlllc Is sllll short of It.i goal. Erich members wns urged lo stimulate Ihe drive. Plans w'crc discussed for a mnKle and mystery show to be held soon nul a committee apiwlnted under Iie.cliiilrmanshij) Of T. J. Bii)]oy; nakc arrangements for Ihls pro- ,cct. In discussing the nnllonnl convention to be held in Milwaukee! .Vis., June 26-20, it was announce! .hat Otho Stnnfleld, national director for Arkansas and a member of the local club, would tnke «' outline mnp of Arkansas. This mn; will be lo publicize the state Arkansas mid the National Cottoi Picking contest sjKjnsored by Bly theville Jaycces. "ovcnil other Blythevllle Jayccc plan to attend the convention. Republican Senator to Offer , Measure, Minus Some Teeth WASHINGTON, Mny 28. (U.P.)—Senate Democratic Lonilcr Albcn W. liarkley, Kentucky, said today adniinis- t rut ion forces will fijrM lo keep the "work-or-draft" pro-' vision in llu> cinoi'KL'ncy strike legislation asked by President. Tnimiin. Thu mithorily to coiwcript workers who strike against llio ft-ovoriinicnl in "Uu> guts" of Mr. Truman's proposal, Barkley .said. Silver from Battleship Arkansas Packed tor Return to Little Rock U'lT'LK KOCK, Miiy 2(1. <UP) — I'art of the USS Arkansas, the on.. ly part of llio bid ship Hint will be saved rroni atomic destruction, wns almost ready to begin Its trip to Arkansas today. HrlB. Oen. Hebcr L. McAlesler. state adjutant, announced that he hutl mailed a cheek l<> cover puck- Ing and crnllng of the (i2-plccc $35,00 silver service from the battleship. When the silver arrives, It will be put on display in Ihc governor's reception room In u specially constructed ease. Lutcr on. It will be put In the military office building and museum, planned for construction in about two years, Oen- jMcAle.slcr said. spent most of his in the organization liroctov, hnvin[ .wo years there of co-edncatlonrtl groups, Hi-Y, Jr. Hi-Y. Trl-Hl-Y, Gm-Y Clubs and other "Y" Clubs. Mrs. Oarrott and their 10-year- old daughter will make their home here with Mr. Garrott. Alleged Rioters Go on Trial In Tennessee Deadline Set For Appeal in Rail Rate Case While in Washington. spent Arkansas City Now Has Two Chiefs of Police NORTH LITTLE ROCK, May 28. (UP)—North Little Rock residents arc doubly protected today following passage of on ordinance last night setting up two chiefs of police. The new law calls for a day chief and a night chief, each with equal authority and each to receive a salary of S210 monthly. Meanwhile, thc present chief of police, J. H. Anderson, has ruled that a 35-mile-an-hour speed limit be observed by police cars in the city. His action followed nn accident Saturday nlgM In which two patrolmen were injured. Memorial Observances Planned by War Dads ing with the Pemlscot County Chapter of the American War Er,ds and Veterans of Foreign Wars, will observe Memorial Day throughout Pcmiscot county Thursday. May 30. according to J. II. Farrar, commander pemiscot county Post No 88 of the. American Post Office Employes Get Holiday Thursday The Blythevlllc postoffice will be closed Tlvursdf.y because of the Memorial Day holiday. It has beer, announced h> I'ostinnftcr Ross ro, »'• - "SM'O i:i !• pTf'-ens ' mostly rlondr with some time with General Roxas. new president of thc Philippines. President Roxas offered Major Speck a position on the Philippine Engineering Commission for reconstruction of the Philippines, having become close friends with the South Mississippi County World War II veteran during thc invasion of the islands. Major Speck also attended the White House lawn party last Thurs day given for military personnel. UTICA, N. Y., May 28. <UP> — Nine northern and. eastern states avc been given GO days lo appeal federal court ruling upholding he Interstate Commerce Commis- lon's order equalizing freight rates. The ihrec-judge federal court •csterday said the stales must appeal within thc time set or the in- unction obtained by the states to ircvent the ICC from ptitlir? into effect thc stabilized rates would be vacated. Th c court previously had refused to set aside the ICC order which raises railroad freights 10 percent in the North and East, and reduces them a like amount in Ihc South jack Dowdy of Steclc is representing the Legion in cooperating in grave decorr.tlon and services in this community. , Tills being the first Memorial Day service since the closing of World War II, it is expected that the observance will be Quite general and those sponsoring the services in Pemiscot County request that the veterans of all wars and thc public attend the service hi their community. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy today and tonMit. Thnnriprsh^'vors west N. Y. Stocks A T & T 187 3-8 Amer Tobacco 99 I-S Anaconda Copper 49 Beth Slcel no Chrysler 132 3-' Coca Cola 18B Gen Electric 483-8 Gen. Motors 74 Montgomery Ward . . 104 N Y Central ;... 27 1- Int Harvester '. 100 North Am Aviation 133- Reiniblic Steel 383-4 Radio 16 1-2 Socony Vacuum 17 1-4 Studebaker 34 Standard of N J ...... 76 1-4 Texas Corp 651-4 Tennesseean, Who Lived With Daughter, Dies J. A. I In I ford of near Dyer, Tenn., who had made his home here the past four months with his daughter, Mrs. Gllii Harrison, and family, died this morning at Blythevllle Hospital. Ill the past fcur years, he wns 77 years old. Funeral services will be held Friday at the Assembly of God Church In Dyer, with burial to follow nt Dyer Cemetery. Before ill health forced him to retire, Mr. llalfovd farmed. Other than Mrs. Harrison, he Is survived bv two other daughters, Mrs. Ruby Gray of Richmond. Calif., and Mrs. Opal Matlils ol Dyer; five JKIIS, Horace H:;lford of BlylhevHlc, Jack Halford ol Louisville, Ky., Odcll Halford ot Goose Crcok, Texas, I^con Halford ot Milan. Ttivn., A. D. Hnlford of Trenton. Tciin.. and a stepson., Butcu Hays of Liberty,. Texas. COLUMBIA. Tcnn.. May 28. (UP) - Twenty-foul' negroes, including a dead man, went cm trial In circuit court today on charges of leading a rure riot hero Inst February. Defense counsel Iwftfjcd to Inform tiic court that one of the defendants. Tommy Baxter, bud died' since he wns indicted for his part in the incident that left two persons dead and a dozen wounded. The court withdrew the state's charge of attempted murder from Baxter but denied two defense petitions on behalf of the other men. The court first denied a continuance of the case until Monday to allow' lime for the arrival of a New York defense allorncy. Later thc court denied a petition to have the defendants tried scpiiralcly Instcac of In one group. 'Ihc state contended' It woulc stretch the proceedings "over sev cral years before we could get t< ,he actual trial" If thc scvcrnnci petition should be granted. Most of thc 24 defendants on trla :oday wcrc charced with attemptC' murder. Seven others will be brough to court later. Child Drinks Kerosene But Soon Recovers Curiosity today caused IG-month- old Jcanrtte Slaughter much pain. Thc child drank kerosene from and West. The order ori«inally was i a small o.n found on Ihc floor scheduled lo take effect last Jan- ' of he,r hcme. 1801 West Sycamore, nary 1, but was held up when the nine stales obtained an injunction pending a court ruling on the validity of the order. i Pnchnrd . U S" S 10 89 7-8 funeral Rites Conducted For Paul Clifford Allison Funeral services were held .Sunday for Ps.nl Clifford Alli.-on. 26- day old son of Mr. and Mis. Gene Allison, who died Satiirdav nfler noon at Memphis MelhodW Hospital. He had been 111 a week. The Rev. W. C. Van Bibber officiated nl the funcviu wrviccs, held f;t Ihe Allison home. 8(.!i Mlly. Burial was at Klmwvod C'rmolcry Cobb Funeral Home vv.is in charge RerVioved to BIythcvllle Hosplla: by h«j'r parents. Mr. and Mrs. F.trl Slaughter, .she was able laler to return home. It -,vas believed she suffered no permanent effccl.s from drinking approximately thc oil. Smaller Loaves OIBreadOrdered President Used War Power to Aid Bakers, And Conserve Flour. .Umvcs of bread nnd rolls, baked n .Ulythovlllc, will be cut In size 'or the second lime recently as iopn us the .government rctsulu-' tloii' arrives here, It was announced .oday after Hurt's Bakery received information that the government had ordered bakeries to cut the size, beginning Saturday. onve^ will Iw 10 |wr cent sinall- by weight and 'the price will remain Ihc same, according to the new regulations. Although Arkansas Is one ol eight states having lnws regulating weight of bread, the federal orlei supersedes the state law, It was pointed out. : .Size of brcfid loaves and rolls made here were cut, at request o the Hnvernmcnt some time ago and thc loenl bakery began plan tcday for a second cut, accordlni to Leon McGnrrlty. Assistant nir.n- B({cr lo L. S. Hartv.oB, owner. The bread .shortage Is just us acute In Blythevllle as two weeks ago. a survey today revealed. That thc shortage will continue iliout two months more was ic belief of those who have tidied the situation. Musi Notify Customers Bakers must Indicate weight of ic loaf on the wrapper of the read, expected lo be flatter in inpe. If eld wrappers arc used, ctoilers muse he furnished escribing Ihe new loaf. Thc order to cut thc size ol oaves was issued under the War 'owcrs Act. It was the first legal nove to carry out a rccommcnda- lon of president Truman's Fanine Emergency Committee made Ast March. Thus, the. 10 per cent cut in si/e requested on a voluntary >asls in March now becomes man- latory in nil stales. Bakers now can obtain only 15 |)cr cent ot the ninoiml of flour hey obtained during a base period of 1!M4: hut July I. however, this will be boosted to 85 per cent hr.s been announced. Ho made It clear that the efforts of a Republican-Liberal Democrat coalition to kill the draft authority would be opposed. Barkley served notice of an all- out fight for the -draft provision ivftt: the death ot 'Sen. CortST. Glass, D., Va., dean'of.the Senate, brolight n 24-hour armistice in the bitter Senate battle touched .off by Mr. Truman's request. •';/ Eulogies to Glass were delivered before tho • Senate . recessed" untjl tomorrow In respect to his memory. But Barkley said he Had Informed Senators that he' would keep llieln In session on Memorial Day In further effort to speed action on the strike proposal. The house approved the proposal two hours after Mr. Truman requested it Sat- irdny In a personal appearance before a Joint session. •'• ' •' " . G0j> to Offer Substitute Sen. atorge A. Wilson, R., In., said he intended to introduce tomorrow a drastic—but''drnftless— siilttllluto for the president's bill. "I'm all fed up and done with people thumbing their nose at Uncle Sum," Wilson said. His substitute would: 1. Empower Ihe President to seiTO vital facilities before a strike actually occurs, If a/threatened work stoppage would disrupt the national economy. ; ," ' 2. Outlaw the eloped shop In seized facilities for the period ol seizure and six • months thereafter. 3. Take' . seniority right from workers who strike against the government. . '.' . ...• 4,'' Forjjld the .government, t£ Increase workers' ,w.«g*s~'?wrieri' th'e facilities are turned back to management. '_ -\ • '"•'.' Barkley xnlrf he wovild renew a request for debate limitation when th. eriate meets tomorrow. :', Sen. Robert A. Taft, .R., O., late yesterday mocked 'Berkley's proposal to limit debate to 30 minutes on the bill and 30 minutes on each amendment for each senator. Presidential Powers Nwderl Sen. Harry F. Byrd, D., Va., joined Barkley, saying that for "too loin n time" thc nation has been without adequate powers to deal with strikes In essential industries. Taft said Republican members would oppose Barkley's if fort 'to hold the Senate In session on Thurs" one-half cup of N. Y. Cotton NEW YOHK. May 28. (U.P.) — Cotton closed firm. Mar 2»30 28(53 2330 28fil M n ' ...... 28.14 28GG 2831 2801 2771 2800 2"71 279!! 2708 2829 2798 2826 2S15 2845 281S 2842 Many Parts ot State Heed Farm Laborers LITTLE ROCK. Ark., May 2 i UP.)—Thc Extension Service thc University of Arkansas report cd today that thc demand for *o ton choppers is heaviest In th e.isleni part of the stale. Walter Cccpcr, Stair Farm Labor Supervisor of Ihc Agricultural Extension Service in Arkansr.s. said workers should contact county agents In the area. The rc|K>rt pointed out. that the, blackberry crop In Polk County would begin ripening arcund June 10. Early peaches in the Nashville- Highland nrra in the southwest part of thc state should be ready for harvest about June 15. July Oct. Dec. N. O. Cotton Epidemic is Sweeping Children on Another Shio En Route to U. S. NEW YORK. May 28. <UP>—A new epidemic among children aboart n bride snip sllll nl sea was reported today as a board of Inquiry nb solved medical personnel on th Zebulon Vance of any blame fo thc deaths of eight babies. Thc Army transport John Erlcc son, due in New York Thursda with a cargo ol British war brides radioed that one infant had die "of sulfocatlon" and three other were seriously Hi. Nature of the illness was unde-l terminal, but it was believed to be tlie same malady that caused the deaths of nine other infants who recently arrived in New York aboard thc bride ships Zebulon Vance and Brazil. Eight of thc victims of the disease made the crossing on the Vance and one came over on the Brazil. flay. He predicted a vote tomorrow on the draft provision and possibly on the provision to turn profits in government-seized plants over to the treasury. Swelling opposition to Mr. Trumon's proposals threatened, to .eliminate the work-or-dralt principle and tone down other drastic provisions. Administration sources conceded that th c proposal'to draft recalci- slgns | t r< iiit strikers In a gbverrirnertt-sclj- crl industry seemed doomed. They hoped to salvage the rest of thc mcrgcncy powers. Shouts of Fascist Heard The President's request for thc ipst stringent anti-strike laws since he birth of the new deal drew lenunciatory blasts from, not only irsanlzed labor—the -^FL, CIO and ndepcndent railroad brotherhoods —but from Liberals and Conserva.- ives in both the Republican and Democratic parties. They called the bill Fascist and unconstitutional. It provided a rare sight in the Senate with conservative Republicans on common ground with new- deal Democrats. Only last 'Week Republicans on '. common ground with new' deal Democrats. Only last week Republicans Joined conservative southern Democrats to override th c new dealers and pass the so-called Case Bill embody ins severe restrictions on labor unions. NEW OKI.EANS, May 28. (U.P.) si'iols'clorrd nominal nl 2C60 up 25. Mar. May July Oct. Dec. 2S.W 2839 2772 2801 2807 2870 £805 28M 2,151 2838 2839 2772 28C.O 2818 2862 2866 2801 2833 2049 Chicago Wheat July . 183'i 183'i 183-4 183'i Sept . 183',4 183'Xj 18314 183'/j Chicago Rye Julv . 148U- 148\i. 148':. 148'i RYE— FWA Approves Grant For State Buildings LITTLE ROCK, May 28. (UP) — Plans 'for construction of winv-. to the present state health building here were given a boost today, with the announcement that thc State of Arkansas had been given a grant of »2,700 from the Federal Works Agency for the *81,I50 project. " ' . . Plans call for a 50-foot building on both ends of the "present build- Ing, and funds wlllnave to be appropriated by the next legislature. Other appropriations by the FWA Included $38,108 to draw up'.Plains on improvements at .the '»rr port in Fort Smith to co«t, : *l,««,SM. A $2,340 grant was gtreh the sUlc sanitorium for a proposed »57,000 sewage system and disposal plant. In all, a total of 13 Arkansas cities were *ppropri«t«d f<»,«S- to dri\w pbns for projects 'that; would cost $2,344,039.

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