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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. '13 Blytheville Dally Newi Blytheville Courier Blythevlllo Herald Mississippi Valley Leader TUB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOUHI nr/YTllUVlLMS, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MAY 12, 1949 SIXTEEN PAGES ^East-West Ground Traffic Is Resumed As Blockade Ends By Daniel He Lute BERLIN, May 12. (yl'j—The Russians pulled up their German iron curtain today, ending their 327 day-old Berlin blockade, major sore spot of the cold war. +. Ground traffic flowed on through the day, by rail and by highway, pouring supplies and passengers into the long-besieged old capital city from the west for the first time In nearly 11 months. The blockade-lifting had all the fanfare of a Hollywood movie premiere, and the people, convinced that at last this of the cold war was ended, whooped it up In the flag-decked city.' Tlie Russian and Western allied military outdid each other In courtesy as the barricades went down ending the blockade, and the allied counterWockade. There was a general display of good will and smiling readiness to cut red tape. But the Western allies were tak- |,Ing nothing for granted. Their air- r ilft. which had made the blockade a useless Soviet weapon by flying in the food, fuel anil raw materials needed by West Berlin's 2.000,000 residents, continued flying. It is to continue at least 30 days, building a stockpile of supplies and giving a chance lo really sound out Russian Intentions. Today's flights kept supplies coming in at about a 600-ton per hour level. Military Trains Enter i-'irsl Allied military trains, followed by food and fuel trains, were the first into Berlin after the barriers went down one minute after midnight. Foreign correspondents, racing down Hitler's famous superhighway, were the first into Berlin from the west. The vehicles had a big send-off at the old barrier points, which h been cleared of steel and concrete obstructions by work crews. There were cheering crowds, special lighting for the camera men. and a big display of the black, red and gold colors of the new West German government. The trains were plastered with placarded slogans. The people, who had been slow , to respond for days, really got into W Ihe mood. End of the blockade means for them the promise of fresh foods Instead of the dehydrated stuffs the airlift had supplied them. It means more fuel, enough electric lights in their homes and an end of the street blackouts which the blockade caused. It means that thfy can move between the east und west 'sector*- of Berlin, fre^«<'ain from the cianger of molestation by the police. It means a sense of security they have not felt for ths better part of a year. The political sp'litting of the cltv hetween east and west remained as deep as ever, however. Each still has it~ own police force, city government, fire department ami other services. So they closed the schools today, business houses planned to suspend work early, and the people thunined each other and swapped congratulations in public unrl Informal ':aih- erings. Tlie first allied train into Berlin UN Okays Israel As 59th Member Arabs Walk Out But Return; Information Freedom Next Issue SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Berlin Is 'Open City' Again After 11 Months By Max Itarre NEW YORK, May 12. W—Israel's admission as the 59th member of the United Nations has finally beei approved. A simple flag-raising ccr- emoney today winds up the formal itics. The General Assembly approve! the Israeli application last nigh by a vote of 37-12, with nine countries abstaining. The decision was followed by ai Arab walk-out, but some of tin Arab countries' representatives returned for a late night meeting, indicating that the protest was ended The Assembly has been scheduled to return to plenary session today but a last-minute change calls for committee meetings at Lake Success instead. Officials decided some of the committee reports were not yet ready for assembly action. May Debate Information Freedom Tlie officials said the delegates might return to plenary sessions later in the day with debate on draft agreements on freedom of information topping the agenda. This was one of the Ihree major issues still awaiting aclion before Saturday's scheduled adjournment of this spring Assembly session. Israeli Foreign Minister Moshc Sharett, took his scat as a regular delegate Immediately after yesterday's vote. He delivered a formal address on Israel's general foreign policy. Sharett. however, took no part in debate last night on the first Issue to come up after Israel's admission. This was a proposal to postpone action until next fall on the Dutch-Indonesian dispute. Israel abstained when the assembly voted 43-G approving the deferment. The Spanish question comes up after '.-»edo m c f irforrr-t'- . Tlie Assemuly started to take up Spain last night but- finally decided to dispose of the information agreement first. To Consider Franco Issue The Assembly has before It a recommendation 01 its political Committee that member nations be given complete freedom to decide whether they would restore full diplomatic relations with the Franco regime. A 1946 Assembly resolution recommended the withdrawal of top diplomatic representatives from Madrid. The Political Committee voted 25 to 16. wilh IG abstentions, in favor ^resident Renews Tax Boost Demand, Pledges UN Support Map ubovu shows how Berlin Is isolated within the Russian mm of Germany and locates the land routes Hint wen) opened ill 1U:01 a. m. Uxlay (4:01 p. in. yesterday, CHT) when Mia'Hod blockade ol Germany wa-s lifted. Inset shows the four sectors of the city and Clatow and and Tempelhof airfields, fumed airlift terminal!!. Al lell, a. group of German men ami women arc shown cleanhiK up u nibDle barricade bclwecn the American and Soviet sectors shortly before the blockade was lifted. This scene Is on the IJtHlcnstnisst! In the Hladl- mltter district of Berlin. Senate Probers Question 'Mr. X' 'Mystery Witness' In Spy Inquiry Talks Behind Closed Doors was halted only four minutes to get °f lifting the rcstriclions. Only its clearance from the Russians. The s'mple majority is equired, but in Russian army officers did not even [ |J ie Assembly itself two-thirds step aboard, or ask for identifier- '" tion papers of the passengers. They asked only for assurances that It carried no Germans, other than the train-crew, which it dirt not. Move Without Incident- As the day wore on rail snd highway traffic was reported moving "without Incident." Included was the first post-blockade inter- ^zorjal passenger bus. garlanded with ' evergreens and carrying 22 passengers. Tile whole program went off with only two hitches, neither considered very serious. The Russians insisted that Soviet-owned locomotives pull the trains. This tlie allies agreed to, subject to appeal to higher authority. Soviet guards refused to allow German trucks bound from Berlin to Western Germany to go through theii lines without permits from the Soviet-controlled East German administration or the Soviet military government. It appeared, however, that tlie Russians were makin it nn easy formality to get the permits. The Russians did not- insist on prior .Soviet approval for trucks bound for Berlin. those present and voting are necder for approval. Tlie other major issue awaiting assembly action was disposition Italy's pre-war colonies. A drift plan for disposing of the former Italian colonies along lines previously agreed on by Italy and Britain was approved yesterday by a 16-nation sub-committee. Nine Blytheville Girls Selected to Attend Girls' State Arkansas' 1948 Cotton Crop Brings Growers Total of $341,156,000 LITTLE ROCK. May 12. </Ti — Arkansas' record cotton crop last year a whopping, record returr. to "rowers. Th_- Federal Crop Reporttiv service said today that the return from 1.982.COO bales of 1948 cotton totaled $341,156,000. I The return included sale of ' lint and cottonseed. Speeders in Blytheville Get 'Slow Down' Warning Chief of Police John raster said this morning that members of the Bivthcvllle Police Force had been orderd to crack down on speeders within the city limits. Chief Foster stated that Officer Arthur Fields will return to motor' cycle duty this week and will lead the war against speeders. He reminded motorist.'! that the speed limits for Blytheville arc 20 miles per hour In the business district and 30 In the residential. Nine eirls were named today b> Mr.s. J. M. Cleveland as delegate. to the American Legion Auxiliary'. Girls' state. June 4-11 at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, near Llttl Rock. The zirls and their sponsors include :Mary Jo Eaton, the America Legion Auxiliary; Nancy Shively American Leg:on. Patsy 'LOU Pope Woman's Club; Maxine Hipp. Jay cecltcs; Carolyn Linlzenich. Rotan Club: Pntsy Joan Haynos. Kiwant Club: Nancy Hamilton. Jaycees: an Vivian Taylor and Jannctte Nel son. sponsored by the Lions Club. The sirls will leave Blylheville h a sroup, but complete plans hnv not been marie. Mrs. Cleveland said Miss Effie Lee Terrell, guidanc counsellor for the Blytheville School, will be a senior counsello at Ihe camp. A total of 300 Kirls from Arkansa will lake part in the activities. The nro selected by various religiou? civic and cultural groups on a basl of leadership, character and scholar ship. Mrs. Cleveland said that applica tton for each of the nine girls ha' been filed, and that acceptance o most of them had already been re ceived, but that a few of Ihe lat applicants had yet lo receive nolle of their selection. While at Girls state the functa mental processes of rcpresentntiv government are taught throng' moo t governmental duties asstgne to the delegates. Dies of Blast Injuries PINE BLUFF, Ark.. May 12. </Pj James R. Deere, about 21, died to day of injuries suffered when generator exploded In the Genera Machine Worts here yesterday. H is survived by his wife. Health Deportment Submits Reports On X-Rays Made in Missco Clinics WASHINGTON, May 12. Ol'l — ietmtc investigators of Communist py activities arranged a hush-hush icctim: behind closed doors today question a mvstery witness they all "Mr. X." Senator MrCarran (D-Nev.l. con- •tiictin<! the inquiry, refused lo Riv.; 'ie slightest clue lo the man's dentily. Subcommittee aides said (lie wit- ress summoned to the secret ses- ion is "In danger of hi.s life" and :annot lie named "because of his :onnections abroad." McCarran said only: Tf he wasn't important, he would lot-be brought before us; if he was lot very important, he would ne.t ie brought before us in closed ses- ion." The witness wns called in con- icction with hearings on a bill by McCarran which calls for the de- xjrtation of any alien found to be aged in subversive activities against tho United Ktate.s. It also is designed to strengthen the immigration barriers. The bill. MrCarran hu s said, is limed particularly at foreign igents who come into Hie country under the guise of representatives o the United Nntkms and other nternational croups. Arcuscs UN Delegate At a public sE'.'.sion late ye.ster- day. the .subcommittee was told that Dr. J. Vilfan, Yugoslavia's chief delegate to the U. N'.. is 'the main, the top man for e^pmna'rc in thi.~ country concerning the Yugoslavs." The sworn testimony came from Bod^dan Raditsa. a former information officer at the Yugoslav Embassy in Washincton. Haditsa said he broke with I lie government of Marshal Tito in 194B and later reentered this country as a displaced person. Earlier. Rariitsa had testified that. Vilf.nn in EurO]ie sent "hundreds of thousands of inr.t^ent Yugoslavs" to their deaths. The witnexs also said VilTan nou i.s "developing a secret police network" from a luxurious Fifth Avenue apartment in New York. Radista called Vilian "a member of the Central Committee for the Slovenian Party." In New York, vilfan described as an unimixirtant man whose charges are absurd. Reports from chest x-rays made earlier this year by the mobile unit, operated by the Stale Health Department, In clinics sponsored by the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, have been received here at the Mississippi County Health Unit nncl art! beliiK malted to the individuals this week. The reports were bronchi to Bly- Iheville by Miss Uuby of the Tuberculosis Control Division of the Stnle Health Department. According to Miss Lee, one of the hardest things in tuberculosis control work is to convince the apparently well person that he has picked up tuberculosis and Is a sick person. She explained that negative reports were being mailed out by the Tuberculosis Association and volunteer workers, in cooperation with health unit workers, but lliat only nurses handled the positive reports. The positive reports go to the person's physician, at the same ime the person having picked up lie Infection Is notified. Mrdfcal Care Itc-romnienrtnil Miss Lee said the sooner an Infected person puts himself In medical care the quicker the disease can be checked and n cure brought about. All reports that arc positive will have Inrge re-check x-rays made for further study before being diagnosed as acllvc tuberculosis. The niythcvillc Junior Service Auxiliary is supplying nil volunteer work for the distribution of I ho negative x-ray reports. Work with the health unit and the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association has been taken over as one of their projects for the year. The work schedule of the auxiliary started this morning with Mrs. Bob Logan and Mrs. Monroe Grain working this morning and Mrs. James Roy In the afternoon. Mrs. Hermon Carlton and Mrs, Marvin Smith will work in the morning, and Mrs. Blnn Heath and Mrs. W. A. Affllck tomorrow afternoon. Monday's schedule Include." Mrs. Ben Hr.rpjle, Jr., N'ini. Alberl Taylor. Mrs. Oscar Fcndler nn<! Mrs. Logan, and on Tuesday Mrs James Guard nnd Mrs. Harmon Taylor. National Safety Council Finds Friday the 13th One of Safest in Month CHICAGO. May 12 '.lv-Arc you superstitious, or do you think .superstition is a lot of bunk? Well, the National Safety Council made a survey to find out how •superstitious people are about Friday the 13th. It was the only day by dny cheek ever made by the council on motor vehicle deaths The re.siill? Friday the 13th was 17 percent safer than tlie two Fridays preceding and the two Fridays after that date. Missing Alien Red Found on Vessel at Sea WASHINGTON . May 12 (/p>—- tnjfcratnm Commissioner Wal,snn Miller said totlny n sUinwnys aboard Polish ship at sea has been "positively" identified as Gearhart Ei.slcr. missing alien Communist, The 35-ye:ir-nld Elslcr. who Is facing t\vo possible jail sentences in I hi.s country, disappeared last week fi'Dtn his home in New York. Jfc tt-as fire on $23,000 bail. The liner Botory, which sailed from New York six days ago, later radioed that a German stoaway aboard identified himself as Eisler. The -ship owned by Gdynia-American Shipping Line, Ltd., Is due at Southampton. England, on Saturday. Miller told reporters ''We have a positive identification." Asked for details. Miller said the stowaways "give the birth <Iatc and plaee and they correspond to our records of the birth date and place of Ei.sler." be added: "I don't suppose any ordinary stowaway would be running mum: with Eisler'.s birth date and place.' Askeci how Eisler was discovered aboard the vowel. Miller said 'If he not on surreptitiously, he may have gotten hungry." Eisler. who also was awaiting deportation proceedings, has been trying to get out ot the country for a long time. Neighbors reported they had not seen him around his New York apartment since late Inst week, The Jusiice Department has been investiftnlinp his disappearance and .Scotland Yard detectives were waiting for I he Hotory to dock at .Sonthh.impton. Frank Hague Declares He'll Stay in Politics JERSEY CITY, N. J , May 12. I,V> —Frank Hague announced today he had no intention of retiring from politics no matter what happened In Tuesday's local elections "1 stay in politics." he said. "It's In the blood." He said he had no Intention of giving up any of his posts as a Democratic Party leader. Asked by newsmen if he would Quit as vice chairman ol the Democratic National committee, he replied: "Not at all." Endurance Flier's Son 'Arrives in Hot Springs Seekina Arthritis Cure HOT SPRINGS. Ark., May 12 IA'1 —Ten-year-old Dickie Rcidel hns arrived here to start taking treatments for crippling arthritis. The son of famed endurance filer Dick Rledcl came here with his parents In a Marine plane from California yesterday. Special Navv authoi irntion mode the trip possible. After an overnight stay at a hotel, the boy MBS to be taken to Levl Memorial Hospital today. The Hot Springs Optimist Club arranged tor the treatments, to elude Hot Springs' natural hot water, while Ricdel and a companion were making their record-breaking endurance flight of more than l.OOf hours recently. Mayor Floyd Housle.v headed I some 250 Hot Springs residents - who met the Riedel's plane last ; night. The boy If so crippled he is unable to walk. Reefs' Forces Within 21 Miles Of Shanghai SHANGHAI. Mny 12. </Pt — !!o forces pushed to within 21 miles of Shanghai tortny. Two scpnrntc Communist. nUticta were under wny. The nearest was at TaiellniiR, 21 miles to tlie nortll- wcsl. Bitter righting there wns re- liortcd by the Shanghai unrrlson communique. A force southwest, of tills grcnt Aslnn city hud reached SlilhiitiuiK. n hnmlct 25 miles southwest of Shnnghai. Government troops there were reported holding firm. On the Central China-Hankow front, General News Auency described fighting of "unprecedented fury rncing." nut from the size of forces involved this nction seemed to ue on a small scute. The Slmnghal gnnison ordered ftl] government departments out of Shanghai within two weeks. Tlie communique Indicated the Communists had made a substantial advance from Kaslmn, about 50 miles southwest of the city. This would put the southwest pron^ of the Red forces and the northwest force about equal distance from Shanghai. The northwest front was described ns flexible, ranging from 2! to 25 miles from the city. Charles Stahr Elected To Head Manila Lions MANILA. Ark.. Mny 12—Charles Stahr yesterday wns elected president of the Manila Uons Club at the luncheon meeting conducted in the High Sr-lnol cafeteria. He will succeed Herman D. Alston. Other officers elected Include: A. B. McCullcy. first vice-president; Max Isaacs, second vice president; O. O. Stivers, third vice president; W. W. Fowler. IJon tamer; ;Rilcy n. Jones nnd E. C. Plceman. directors. William Borosvsky secretary and treasurer for the past 17 years was re-elected. Repairs Planned For High School Works Program Precludes Summer Term for Teachers A repair program Is In Ire launch cd lit the Illyllu'Vlllr Hiuh S.-hoi during Ihe summer vnciitloii. it wr disclosed today by W. 11. Nldiol.soi superintendent of school*, who sui at the same lime that Ihe nee for repnlrs had caused si-lioi>l thoritles to abandon efforts to coi duct a summer school here for tea chers. A five-week summer term fr teachers in northeastern Arkan.. had been suggested, but Mr. Nlcl Olson ycstcrdny notified Dr. If. Mluton of the Arkansas state To chcr.; College In Conwiiy that would nnlj be praetlc^i to rt.'lny Iv. i rcpiuri' until after the cml of the summer school, which Imd been scheduled tentatively to start on June 0. "It Is the consensus of the Hoard of Education." Mr. Nicholson Informed Dr. Mlntnn, "lltat we must give first consideration tills summer lo the rcpair and remodeling program . . . Tlie board feels that It would not be wise to postpone tho beginning of he repair work until the summer school wns over. To rrnvlilo Tire KMMprH "We regret thnl these conditions will make It necessary lo dec-line your Invitation (o piuliripnte iti (he summer school program." he said. Tlie repulr and remodplirm program nt the IIU:h School culls for lecoratlon of the mnin building. building of now s1atrv.'nys atid providing fire [-.scapes which long Inivc been needed. We also V.-I1! try tti find funds to improve the lighting ol the building. New fixtures are nrrdrd. and these will call for nddlllonnl wiring Homo Is Placed )n Soviet Union For UN Failures WASHINGTON, May 12—(/p)_ rrsldenl. Trillium 'pledged his ad- ilnlstrntlon anew loday to full sup- sit of (he Uunlted Nations despite Usappolnlment" nl that orxiiiilzn- on's failure to nchclve greater eetirlty for the world. He submitted In Congress a rc- (irt on the U.N. which placed M for the failure on Russia. Al sumo lime he cited tho dcv- meiit of dm North Atlantic, 'rcaly, now awaiting Semite rat- Hciitlun, as u means of bolstering .lid world organisation. Of America's role In the U.N., .Irs. Triinmn mild: "Wo have taken he lend In many fields of lutcr- tatlonnl relations. Wo can bo proud of what we have done." Ills report, Including n letter from ieenrliiry uf Ktulo Avhcson, COVOT- d Hit! year 1018 und reflected the illlt'i- political confl!c:l,s which dlvld- •il Hn.sshl und thn West during that U lunnllus. "Hout> ini)l DlSLippolnlnlrnl" Acheson declared that bnth "hope iind dlsupix>lntinent" marked American participation In the U.N. "The hope." ho rmld, "grew out of .he continuing feeling thai the principles and purposes of the United charter offer tho host basis of a peaceful world with Inter- lalloiml Justice and respect for In- :llvldual human rights and thai, most members of the organization urn working loyally In that direction. 'At the Kiiuie tlmo there was disappointment because of Ihe failure of ccrtuln stales to observe Ihclr obligations under the cliartei on mnUcr.s which seriously affccl (lie maintenance of peace." On this latter point, Mr. Truman added: "If the United Nations an n security orKUi'.ly.allcni has dhappohit- cd us, as the secretary of slnto notes, and If we have had lo tako .supplemental measures to meet actual or potential lln-eatr, to our security, It Is not because the United states has nol put forth real of.t"rls lo develop the Unlled Na- ttmir iV-il:. 7»tl stain.-!. ; ; •• vlie*W6rUr loday ts not the world ve had hoped for when the San 'rnurlsco conference adjourned less hun four years ago." Truman Replies To Move for Cutin U.S. Spending WASHINGTON, Mny .. ,. President Truman said today he „ standing by his demand for a. $4,000.000.000 tux Increase, It Is needed, the President told n news conference. If Ihe government Is to avoid going Into the red. Mr. Trumnn asked tho big tax increase In his January State of the Union message to Congress. Tho subject was brought up at his news confcrencfl because Hep. Doughton (D-NC), wliq heads tho tax-writing House Ways and Means Cmnmllleo, snld after n White Houso cull yesterday he thinks the government must make economic.'} to keep Income nnd spending In line with cucli other rather than looking to i tax increase. Tho President snld he Imd rc- Ircd about $2(1.000,000,000 In rm- llonnl debt since he look office. J'hat, he added, Is more than any other President in history had ro- Ircd. Mr. Tnminn went on to sny that .his government ought to retire. from two to five billion dollars n debt every ycnr. As a result of the huge wartime expenditures, the government's dcbj, now stands nt about $251.000,000,000. Tho President said he has exercised rigid economy and that Ihls budget message to Congress in January called for rigid economy. He said he discussed Social Sec- ' urity, rather than taxes, with Dou- U.S. Ends Use Of Jap Plants As Reparations lo permit their Insinuation," he snld. The summer repair program for the district also Includes work on grade schools which badly need repairs. The work will l)e doni 1 where It is needed most, and as much n.s limited finances will iiemill, it was explained. I.asl summer's rrpMr protfinm included redcrornlim: ami other work at the Junior High Sclmtil, Central. and nl Ynrljro, Mr. Nicholson said Soybeans May July Nov. (Prices F.O.B. Chicago) 23111 229'i '-SO 1 ;221 219"! 220'i 204 202 r t 2031! N. 0. Cotton NE.W ORLEANS. Mly 12. (/Tl — Closinc; cotton quotations: Hlrrh Low Close May 3377 3337 3348 Jly" 3779 3242 3253 Oct 4000 2R!>5 ?8!)8-M »«• P888 2S65 28''6 Mch. 2879 2(;5Y 26C8B Knuckle Busters Want HobU Show Feature of Fair Consideration 1 will l>r given by the Mississippi County Fair Association'? board of directors to a sungcstlol that a lloliliy show be conducted It connection with thi.s year's county and district fnil in Walker Park. It was disclosed today by II. Iv Hlay- lock, secretary of Ihe association. The suggestion was presented by members of the tu-wly oitzani/od Knuckle BjtslnV Club, which i.s composed of model airplane builders In Blytheville. lo permit tlu-rn to enter some of their model planes, arid to extend the sunin opportunities lo other hobby groups. It was disclosed llml a hohby show has been .sponsored annually for several years in Little Hock by the Pulaskl Heights Lions Club and Mr. IJlaylock indicated that the BIythcville Lions or some other civic group might iw; Interest cd IT] arranging a hobby show here in connection with tlie iinmial agricultural and livestock shmv. O. C. Schwartz Is president of tc Knuckle Blisters, and Ihc club has about 20 members. They plan to exhibit. If tlu 1 hobby show I.s arranged, both cas-pnwcrcd control line model planes, and "free-IHcrs", which are powered by rubber bands. More Information I.s being nought concerning the hobby shows conducted in other cities and If sufficient interest is shown here, tlie suggestion by the Knuckle Busters may be Incorporated Into plans for the 19-19 exposition to be held In Walker Park next fall. WASHINGTON, Mny 12 (/n— The United .Stales lorlny ordered n halt In further rrmovnls of pin ills ns war rep urn I Ions, MuJ. Cipn. Flunk R. McCoy, Ihc American re present nil ve. told ( tlic 1 l-nntloii Far I'Xslcrn Commission that cvrn Industrial ulnnls cliusrd "primiu'y Vv'nr In rill tics" nrc rlod by .Jiinnn In hasten It's economic recovery. The deliveries ordered hnltrrl writ! ndviinre deliveries of plnnls iui(3 equipment^ which Ihc commission nlrcntly hns earmarked' for removal. The rcpnrn lions have pone In limited qunntlllcs to China, the Philippines. Netherlands for the Nethorlnmls Indies, and Britain for Burma. Malnyn nnd Par Eastern cotonln! possession:;. McCoy Informed the commission the UnllrcJ Rlntes Is convinced that there should he no rolling on Japanese production lor peaceful purposes. "The problems facing UK Is nol omr of HmllnMon of Jnpnn's peaceful Industrie* hut of reviving these Industries to provide the people'. barest wauls." he snld. McCoy's statement was made public by the Slate Department. Don^hton's Homo commit tea handles Social Security legislation as well as tnx measures, Mr. Truman replied with a flat nob when n reporter asked It he thought a clcfiet could be avoided. without ridtllllonal taxes. In his news conference this morn- Ing, T're.Hldent Trurunn also dls- usscd these topics.— Kyrcl The President said ho Is not in-, crested In trying to purge Congress —that the people will tako care of int. "•• •< Tie made that observation In a o'vs confirncc- .discussion touched ff by (]iKJstlone^iMo\it Ida ivi/oitofl- sserllon that there nrc v ,too many iyrds hi Congress. American Veterans Committee of- Lclal/i quoted him ti.s milking that cnmrk, in reference to Senator D-ViO, when they visited the White lomc earlier this week. There was wide interpretation of lie hint that Mr. Trumnn mny try o "purge" Congress of Democrats vho oppose his program. Byrd, who docs nol see eye lo eye 1th Mr. Truman on many legis- allve mailers, viewed It that way. Today's news conference exchange •egan when a reporter nsked the •resident If he wns correctly ruiotecl iy the American Veterans Commit- cc national chairman, Gilbert flar- Ison of Los Angeles, as to the rc- nnrk about, the Byrds In Congress. Mr. Truman said his conversation vlth the veterans was a confidential ,nc—thnL ho saw no reason lo com- nent on a report of n confidential See TKUMAN on 1'affc 3 New York Stocks (Slnsing Quotations) Am. T & T Am. Tobacco Anaconda lieth Steel Chrysler Gen. F.ioctric Oen Motors Int. Harvester Montgomery Ward N. Y Central Scats, Roebuck National Distillers Radio Republic Steel Socony-Vacuum Standard Oil N. J Southern Pacific Texas Co U. S. Steel 141 GB •n i- 28 752 1-' 37 3-: 58 12^ 353 I- 11 37 317 3- II 721 316 C8 39 555 I- 71 3- Weother Arkansas fnrecasl: Fair and not much change in tcmperalurcs this afternoon, tonight and Friday. Missouri forecast: Fair and warmer tonight and Friday. Minimum this morning—48. Maximum yesterday—72. Sunset today—6:53. Sunrise tomorrow—4:59. Precipitation 24 hours from 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—24.01. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—60. Normal mean for May—70.2. Body of Aviator, KiStad in Burmn, To Be Returned Mr. and Mrs. Clem C. Bowen ol Osccoln this week received i- " -'nation from military author ''at the body of their son. T-S;' 'cs C. Howen had been loca p i a cemetery In Tnpekala in Burma, in the area where his plane crashed on 13cc I. lf!43 Sergeant Bowen was with the 10th Air Force, which at (he time was stationed In India. He was an aerial engineer and with a 11- meniber crew aboard a B-24.) type craft which crashed and burned while on a bombing mission lo In- sein. Burma, according to information received by his parents. Natives who witnessed tile crash said that six members ol the crew used their parachutes and that five of them were machine-gunned by Japanese airmen. Only one landed and lie was taken prisoner by the Janauese. Serceant Bowen's burial place finally was located by a search and recovery team of Die American Graves Rccislratlon service. His Ixxly had been buried by natives. The body now is being returned from the U.S. Army Mausoleum in Hawaii where it only recently was identified. Sergeant Bowen. who was 22, was born in Cwceola. a member of the First Baptist Church and a graduate of the Osceola High School. He enlisted in the Air Force In December. 1941. and was killed on his 44th bombing mission. He is survived by his parents, a brother. William F. of Osceola. and a sister, Mrs. Milton F. Jones of Baltimore, Md. He earned the air medal, which was awarded posthumously in ceremonies at the Blytheville Army Air Base .and before his death had received the Distintnushed Flying Cross, Oak Leaf ciusler, and the Purple Heart award. Sergeant Bowen'.? body U to be returned for re-burial but no announcement has been made concerning the arrival of the remains.

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