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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND 8ODTHKAST UUOUUIU VOL. XLIH—NO. 58 B!>lhevUle Dally Newt Blythevtlle Herald Blythevllle Courier MlMtwlppl VftUe* H1ATIIEV1I.LK, AUKANSAS, WEDNKSDAY, MAY 29, 11M6 SINGLE COPIES nV» CKNTB COAL STRIKE SETTLEMENT BELIEVED NEAR Senate Due to Kill Draft Provision in Strike Control Bill WASHINGTON, M;ty 20. (U.P.)—The St-nsUc WHS poised today to kill Prusitli'iU- Truniiui's rc(|iiest fur niifliorily to draft, workers who .strike- in goverumonl-.sci/.cd industries. Members aureed io vote on the "work or dnU't," provision no later tlmn 5 p. m.,'EST, today The House meaulime moved to- . Three to Get Honorary Degrees wnrd a vote on accepting Semite I amendments to the Case bill, which would pluce permanent curbs on singes in private industry. The pro- i visions nf this bill are considered | "tough," but not nearly as tough as Mr. Truman's proposed emergency bill. The. Truman 1)111 would apply only to government-seized faci'IUus. House supporters of the Case bill won the day's first lest by Adopting, 235 to 9C, a motion to suspend the rules to get the Senate amerv!- ments before the House immediately. White House callers reported Hint Mr. Trmuari still strongly wanted Congress to pass his emergency bill despite some Democratic overtures that he should withdraw it. However, the draft provision seemed plainly doomed in the Senate. Sen. Robert A. Taft. El., o.. chairman of the Republican steering Committee, *uarked the drive io kill the draft section. He predicted that the strong OOP-Democratic bloc would "pass overwhelmingly" an amendment to strike the provisioi which administration leaders termed "the nuts" of Mr. Truman's bill. Wagner Offers Amendment Sen. Robert P. Wagner, I). N. Y.. father of the Wagner net and "grand old man ol labor," presented an amendment to kill the draft section and said lie would vote against the President's measure unless it is amended drastically. i Sen. Arthur II. Vandenberg. R.,1 Midi., assailed a labor-draft as "re- ] putjiiaiit to every principle .of free -constitutional democracy:"'-,':"-.. "Nothing short of utter and urgent necessity could justify such impressment now," lie said. "And there is nothing in the present situation to warrant the belief that we are yet driven to any such totalitarian extreme." Vandenbcrg told the Senate the President's bill, stripped of its I 1 ; - bor-draft provision, still would contain sanctions amounting to "a complete guarantee, .that-, governmjnt- ser/cd industrial v,'iU.;re£uhio 'operation.:" •.. r-:!; r ',- p jj;-. . "Even if; thqyljv/erpUcurtjyJetl further," he added, ''I would slill say that it is perfectly clear to me that adequate sanctions exist without pushing to the climax of involuntary servitude. Drafting of workers, he said, would create an "army of rebels" with result that "we may create a problem greater than the one we jolvc. "An army of rebels is not calculated to be reliable or productive." he said. Case Bill Before House A coalition of Republicans and southern Democrats today W'->:i the first round in their fight for Immediate House consideration of tiie Senate-amended Case bill for permanent strike control by forcing a suspension of House rules. This permitted them to bring up for immediate consideration a rule to permit the House to decide whether to accept or reject Senate amciidmen' to the Case bill. A two-thirds vote of those present was needed to cai- ry the motion to suspend. If the House accepts the amendments, tiic bill tlicn goes to the White House. If the rule is defeated—onl;/ a majority vote is needed for pnS cage—the bill probably will Vic sent to a Senate-House conference for adjustment of differences. House Approves Case Labor Bill Legislation to End Labor Racketeering Rushed to Truman. WASHINGTON, May 2!). (DP) —Tito house today approved the final version of the Case I/abur bill, establishing new anit permanent controls in strikes in private industry and outlawing "labor rackcleciing." 'Ilic house vote cuniplcted congressional action on the bill. The final house vote was Z30 to UK. President Truman faced a major decision on whether to sign it or veto it. The Case Bill is distinct from Mr. Truman's emergency bill. The Truman bill, passe" "oy the house last Saturday, wuuld apply only (o industries seized by the government. • « Union-Government Negotiations Expected to Put 400,000 Men Back in Mines by End of Week Judge Lcmley Three men, u federal Judge, a uiiijor Y2nd annual commencement program It Oiu-rit Wood ||r. llcndrls'lss i'ial asid a scientist, will rccelvo honorary L1..VJ. demurs ul the Ihe Unlvei-sity of Arliimsas in l-'ayetlevllli', June ;i. '1 hey nro (left to right) Judge Harry J. I.cmloy el thc United jtsiles Dlslrk-t Coini for the Euslem sind Western districts or Arkusisns; Gen. John Hhlrley Wood. coin:naiulrr of (he l-'idirth Armored Division in Its historic drive across Piaiiee into Cicrwiany; mul Ui. KU-vlini; 13. UciiiU'ickK, principal chnnlst In fliui'Kc ol work in physics and biochemistry in the soils and fertiliser division of ihe U. B. IX'pcrlmcnl of Agriculture. Both Dr. Hcndricks and Genes:;! wood are urnduales of Use University of Arkansas. Anti-Petnllo Law To Get Court Test Government Accepts Challenge Hurled by Union Musicians' Boss. *ublic Urged to Take Good Look At Troublesome Labor Picture ATLANTA, Jliiy 20. (U.I'.)—President Willinni K. ackson, of (ho U. S. Ch;iml)C'r of CommiTcc, said horo lo- lay thai it was limo the Kcuernl imblii: UioUed iulo the roiiblosoiiu; Jackson, whfi Highway Safety To Get Emphasis Automobile Dealers Arrange Parade to Feature Old Vehicles. Safe driving is to he cmnnaslzcc: in Blythevllle Saturday aftcrnoor when a parade will be staged h celebration or the Golden Jubilee of the automotive industry. The i parade',will feature safet; \vith a'jnpvel riotrj ihje'btcd "old,; ear "', contest.' 1 -!>-'.. WASHINGTON. May 20. (UP> — Justice Department officials totia> F icceptcd the challenge of President ames Caesar Petrillo of the Aincr- can Federation of Musicians (AFL) .o test the constitutionality of the anti-Petrlllo law. Petrillo ordered a strike yesterday it WAAP, a Chicago radio station when it refused his request to double ,hc number of its musicians. The recently-approved a'nti-Petrillo law makes it a felony to require, or nt- ieinnt to require, a broadcasting sta- Lion ^to hire more persons than V needs. ( ; ' , ~' In calling trie strike, Petrillo expressed the "sincere belief" tha the federal law directed at him I. unconstitutional. Some Justice Department attor ncys believed the anli-Pctrillo la\ would be held constitutional by th Supreme Court if it is called upoi for a ruling. Some conservative law yers in the department, howcve: doubted the .law would be upheld b. the high courts :i; :f ' : •- ' . Rep. .Alfred L:'- Blilwinkle, D., N. C.,ra;|rtiembcr of the House Inter- in the stale'jjCohirnerce Committee which .abor picture. t-ame Io Atlanta rom Jacksonville- to make a Chamber address, said that to- lay's labor problems were nci longr. (liicstion of only labor and I nanagement. "Labor is so strong today that when it make:; a demand, not Just management, but the entire nation's welfare may be involved," le dcc!as - cd. He said lack of n definite labor policy \vas making tl\o U. S. look [sons Club Elects J Jerry President Attendance Awards Presented at Luncheon By Retiring Officer. James TeiTy was elected pl't-sl- drnt of I ho Lions Club yesterday at the luncheon nseellttg at Hotel Noble, lie will siicsx'cil I'.sul I'ryor.' Olhev tiffk-.ei's elected were \V. L.! | Hoi nor, first vice president; J. I 1 . j Friend, Kcconcl vtci- piTsklrnl; MuiTisy BnwrL, seci'elsu-y isntl treasurer and Karris McG'alln, .lion tsim- Dlicelos-.s will be Samuel 1-'. Morris and Robert Grimes ansl truslei's mimed wnv Edgar Boruni, Murray Smart and w. ,1. Pnllsird. •Mr. Tei';y, a former ps-e.sldenl. ol ihe clianilji'r of Commri'ce, Is a veteran (if Nnvv .service In World War II, having' held the rank of lleuteniissl at Ihe time of Ills dls- Is an nwtier ansl sssiin- WAH111NGTON, May 2i). (U.f.)—The White House an-V tioiniml that Joljn I.. Lewis and Coal Administrator J. A. 1 Knit; woidd con tar with ('resident- Truman at 4 p.. m. (EST) lodny. A taw minutes earlier the W»K« policy committee of {tie"'I United Mine Workers (AK1,) concluded a 3.5 hour meeting, , but made no comment of results. Karlier Sen. Scott Lucas luul iwlii-aU'd annonncenient of the coal atdkc niont possibly would he made late today. Elected by Lions foollsh In the eyes of other countries of the world. Culling for "somrTToil of labor legislation." Jackson said "So fur < :n »rKC'. He as I'm personally concerned, • I ",R cr °f Tcn 'J' Abstract and Really Sherman. Anti-Trust think the law should be applied to labor unions, Just as it is to other businesses." Jackson, a former Denver, Tenn., lawyer, also ndvocalcd abolition ol thc OPA. . v Two Win Honors Al Boys'State James Stafford and Freeman Jernigan Arc Elected to Offices. ^ead of Bankers OSS State Convention to Elect Officers Today In Hot Springs. LITTLE ROCK, .Charles. RhyjJc Mny 23. (UP) — Smith wa In addition to displaying variou. types of vehicles used for safety precautions, oldest this .section are expected to participate, it was announced today by Russell Phillips, president of the Blytlicvillc Automobile Dcal- cris Association. The parade, to be staged at 3 o'clock, will bcfjin at the corner ot Sixth and Main streets and pro- draitb i dj ; 'the law, said the WAAP- Pctrillo case "undoubtedly would .^6 VJ to the Supreme Court ami I bc- automobilcs in lieve the law will be upheld." Investigation Started Justice Department officials said they planned to order a federal yvand jury investigation of Pelrillo's strike csili to determine whether the law had been violated. U. S. Attorney J. Albert WoliI of the northern Illinois district already has bc- Infantilc Paralysis Victim Scefc Relief In St. Louis Hospital Bobby Joe Thompson, ninc-ycj'- old son of Mr. and Mrs. Orvln Thompson, will leave Blytlicvillc early Friday morning with his fingers crossed and a prayer in his heart. He will be going to the Shriners Hospital in St. Louis for treatment of his right leg. Crippled since stricken with infantile paralysis when eight and a half months old. Bobby hns to wear a brace which he hopes he can discard when home from the hospital. For thc past, five years, he has been under care of the hospital hut has never gone for an indefinite length of time for direct treatment. Thc treatments will be an effort to make the leg grow normally. Bobby, who will Iw in the fourth srade nt Sudbury School next Fall, will leave on thc 12.40 o'clock train Friday morning. He resides at 30D Lilly. cecd cast to North Franklin street. I E"" an inquiry, where it will turn to Walnut and go west to Seventh street, where it is to disperse. School Band Irrviled The school band will play, if the students can be assembled in the vacation period, it wsis announced. 11 will not be a parade ot new automobiles but a parade, of safely with school buses, cars used by the city, county and state police departments, ambulances and wreckers. Various dealers plan to rig up Ihcir tow cars with wrecked auto- niobilc.s. to eni|jhii.si/.c thc need for safety on the highways. Healers arc offering prizes for the oldest cars and oldest drivers, with these to be checked carlic at the various pieces of business. The niytlicvillc Automobile Dealers Asscciation has offered to Ihe ix»licc department here the all- out-cooperation of dealers in thc traffic safety check program, it was announced todF.y by Mr. Phillips. Civil Engineer To Have Office In Blytheville Julian E. Belts, whose engineer ng work with the Arsny in Worl Wsir II was cited as outstanding las established a civil cngincerin irm here following his return. To |>c known as- Julian E. Bells Engineering, he will practice civ engineering such as drainage, sub divisions, ditches, sewerage, bridge and building engineering. An office has been estnhlishc in Ihe First National Bank build ng. Coming to Blythcville' in 103 with the U. S. Engineers. M Belts entered service almost foi years ago with the ronk of cap tain. When discharged he was major. Safely Checks Made re- thc be to fee . i)r!n in:-t6dA.y sis''Kovcrn'or of the xll'i l anniial Arkansas; 1 ' Hoys' i Slate xjnbir'eii" b'yythe Arkliiisiisi |Jc|>ark|f ent''of 'tho'-AiheHcan •Uogl'mi. 1 ' 1 "" Rhyne wns elected last nlghl nf 1C Federalist Party's cnndidatc ver Harry Cnwthon of El Dorsido 'ationalist Party candidate. Other officers elected wes-e: '['ieistcsmnt govcrnoi', '• Dona.1t :mith; secretary of State. Chui'le VJTV of Helena: Trcnsnrer. Jnme iUl'ford of niytlicvillci; Audiloi 'ames Sloan of Jonesboi'o; Attor iey General. Freeman Jernlgan I3)ythcville; I-,aml C'nmm|;stunci Victor Hyde of Helena; Chief Jus- of thc Supreme Court. PJrnest Tims, of Hiii'rison; Associate Jus- ices. Bobby Dunn of Boonevtllc, tonnie Simms of Fort Smith. John lesterly of Prescolt, Donald Matlits >f Hot sprlnf."!, J. r). Haygoncl of Flazcn and Hcrshel McCliirkin of Mulberry. Olliers sitlelidin!; Buys Rlalc from niylhevillc include Jim Ontes. Hill Lee Wixson, I?osco Craflon and Don Wright. HOT SPRINGS, Ark., May 20. (UP)—The CGth annual convention of the Arkansas iluiikci's! ^Kjiocla'*- moved to n close here today, a'tjcfji delegates were ready to dls- clW«i!GI loans nnd to elect officers. The group's president, R. H. Dlck- cnhorst of MorrilUm, niklrcsscd the hankers yesterday. He lashed out at strikes in general, and John L. Lewis in particular. M. P. Moore of Senalobin. Miss., onp of lllc leading agriculturists nnd cattle breeders In the south, discussed the soil conservation pro- gs-am at a late afternoon session yesterday. Moore assured the delegates that the lime was not far off when "Ihe iconic will be more willing to pay for a good agricultural program than a Inrftc police force." He pointed out that about n third of th c nation's acres are Idle because of lack of cultlvatloss. loss of top soil or because the soil shows signs of erosion. It was decided yesterday to enter n contestant In Use Cotton States Jubilee, sponsored by the National Cotton Council, A queen will be chosen from each of the IB cotton producing stales by photographs, with the nnUonal queen to be selected nt the Inlt'ruallonal Convention In July In Philadelphia. The Dlythevlllo Lions Club entry will be announced laler, ', Those with perfect attendance ve- EOvAi foi; the 3'2 weeks from Sep- lembc'r fc r 'April were awarded cm-.' Dlcuis./'I'hosc with 'perfect record. 1 ! were 'Earl Huckley. Chester Cnld- well, Fi-crt Child, Farmer England, Hussell Fair. J. 1'. Friend, Robert Grimes, 1>. S. Hart/on, nusscll Hays, E. M, Holt, W. L. Homes-, Guy I.ehn, John c. Mcllanoy, Paul Pryor, Max B. Reid. Chisrlcs Hose, Murray Smart, Ralcls;!] Sylvester, Jesse Taylor, Chris Tompklsss, Frank Whilworlh, Marlon Willlnms, W. Wiiiidcrllcli, Fords McCnllti, W. J. PiiHssi'd .ivlicj'v ,ri||n(|.i Tarry. iMr'r,; Mn£illl(t| jyiri | i'ollarrl nnd Ms-. Terry" were prciiuntcd thc awards for perfect attendance since their discharge from .service In Wosld War If, having been cfsiTted osi s'ccoi'd.s as pci'fccl attcndssnls while in service. A Hiicsl atli'iidlng t.lic meeting was Willliim M. Wilson. Bayou Level is Raised Fishing Paradise Restored by Game And.,Fish Commission. i Tt's fun again Io fish nt Mills Hnynii, two and i\ half miles east of Liixora, once, a fishing paradise. A dam lias been constructed there which will raise the water The meeting was called hurriedly^ KlniultunL'owily with a union ^mi- nomicement at Columbus, O., that 1 an iigrecment 1ms been reached. 1 '•'" The contract wnutd send the na- llon's 400,000 bituminous niiners buck to work for the Kovcrnment'jK" | the federnlly-opcrHted pits. Somc' f / miners worked during the two-week truce which expired' last Saturday night. Most have refused to wotK,' I since tlien without a contract, eveii • | for the government. ••• • There was no official word here that an agreement already had bet'n wos-ked out. Dut coal Administrator jr. A. KVUB iiml UMW President John' L. Lewis nearcd sin accord on details of a government wage contract necessary to start the How of coal from strikebound mines. The White House was reported to \x expecting completion of the contract today. fn line with theso rciwrts was the announcement from UMW's District Six headquarters, Columbus, that nu agreement has been reached . ! and that details riow. are being • worked out. • "^ UMW officials held an urisch'cd- ' ulud conference at UMW headquarters here. One official Indicated that the conferees were members of .the union's 250-man policy committee; whose meetings usually hejrald important decisions. - . . / .£' / ^ ^i\i'> tJ -± • •'.•j.,^ _ ,<>\ ,\-7 < ;sjis.J-fi?' . Krnir Isaoes Mine 'Order Meanwhile, Krug directed operators of all idle mines east of the Miasljwlppt. except Michigan, to hold nil loaded cars at the mines to provide »n emergency supply for essential purixises. If work; stops at other mines, cars may not be moved from mine tracks after the cessation of mining without Krug's permission. ' With coal stocks nlready low bo^ cause of the recent six-week mitip WKlkout, the new strike has cut coal production to about 10 per cent of normal. • One government source said com- V»letU)Vi of the contract was being delayed by technical problems in Chicago Wheat July . IfH 1 ': IBS',1 18:) 1 /; HH'i Sept . 183'.i 183'.; 183li 18:) Vj N. O. Cotton May July Oct. Dec. 2M5 aafiil J.f 2817 ViiWiO 2800 2812 27D7 2' 2311 'JR23 WK-, Mil 'iStn 2!irr Soviet Espionage Tactics Bared By Conspiracy Trial Witness Big Lake Flood [Outlook Shows Improvement Tiie liljgh water si I, lllg Lake Is "looking better" today wilh Ihe rrest. now i-xpccterl Io be less than Ihe IS feet predicted Monday. With i: rife of li fool, dm ins; the pa.st 24 hours, thc gauge at the HlK F,nk<r uriitgc, 12 miles west ol lllythcvillc. stood at 13.1 feel nnd it was predicted the crest might not exceed M fcrt. 'Ilie favorable weather both hero and in Southeast Msssinii'i, fi'om where Hiii Lake s'ccelvcd much ol Its wales-, is of gs'cal lielp antl ir there is no morr I'alss .^ODII. Ill 1 ) level lour feet, with the earth dnm having a coun-cto spillway on the south end of the bayou, which lies northeast of the Mississippi Hiver on the Ashport road. The new dam will keep the wales- level higher und will give a place for fish to live thci'c thc year around. It has been iiointccr out by Joe Whilley, county fish and gfimo warden. It will not be necessary to stock Ihe buyou as fish const; there constantly from Ibe river overflow Ihe cnrlli dam, put Ihcre last ycas% nheady had improved the .situation. Overflow water, however, WiuUKilly w«s washing the earth dam to make the concrete spillway Joe Bui'linnanie. csiKinccr of thc Arkansas Fish mid Game Commission, wipi-rviscd thc woik, recently completed. There Is a gravel road to the bayou, leading from Luxora to the bayou, two' and connection with thc wage provision. He did not believe any serious hitch had developed. Lewis and thc UMW NcBolinllng. Committee spent three hours with King yesterday afternoon, beginning their second week of conferences since President - Truman .-on May 21 sctod thc bituminous mines. Another 50-mlnutc conference ..was held last night. Even before thc second session began, a spokesman for Krug announced there was no possibility of finishing an agreement Isist night nnd that thc negotiations would continue todny. .'. .. ,'."„, Between the two sessions, Krug and Lewis went Io the White House to give whsit was described sis a progress report in a 30-minutc conference with Mr. Truman. Chicago Rye July Scpl 4f!'>. 148'i 14S'i IV'L i ;*':. -.v'i Purpose of the police traffic safely check is to encourage al motorists to put their vehicles in safe operating condition and drive them carefully, so that the toll of traffic accidents .can be cluccd. The 50th anniversary of automobile business . should celebrated with a movement safety in driving, according Mr. Phillips, who said "We __ that traffic safety activities, such Hearn. r.s thc police program, represent one of the best ways possible to help celebrate the 50th birthday ol the automotive industry. Thc Golden Jubilee is a salute to tiie past and tribute to thc tremendous contributions made to American lile by Hie motor vehicle. But it is also keyed to problems of the future, one of which Is highway safety. The police traffic safety check, is being conducted simultaneously by city and slate enforcement aganclcs- throughout the United lion of the International Association if the International Associa- Uon 01 Chief-, oi iV.ica. During the 21 months spent In, foreign service, Mr. BetU was with three different groups of Arsny Engineers, during which time he served at Leytc, Okinawa and other Pacific scenes of action. When he established his own firm it was another slcp in a business career slarted 24 years ago, following his graduation in Civil Engineering at Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, Ala. His home is at Tuscumbia, Ala. Mr. and Mrs. Belts, thc former Miss Jane Buck, reside at 1611 Markets to Be Closed For Memorial Day All leading security and commodity markets will be closed Thursday, Memorial Day, but dealings will be transacted as usual on Friday, May 31. On Saturday, June 1, such market's will initiate thc Summer Saturday closing schedule which will be in effect through Sept. 28, the final Saturday in September. Canadian and London markets will operate normally Thursday nnd Friday, clnsinfj ns usual oil MONTREAL, May 29. (UPi -Soviet Russia sent trained secret agents abroad under the guise of News Agency corrc.stxmdcnUs, diplomats nnd motion picture representatives. H was testified lodav at th c espionage-conspiracy trial of Fred Rose, Communist member of parliament. Igor Goitzenko. former code cx- ncrt for the Russian embassy in Canada, testified the agents worked under supes'Vision of a Hod Army secret, code school in Mnsrow and their relatives wcr c cncckcci for loyally by the secret police. Gouzenko said he himself had been trained al the school. Gouamko. who smupcled espionage documents out of the embassy at Ottawa and tipped off the Canadian government to activities of thc alleged Russian sin- rlne. was brought here today from Ottawa under Royal Canadian Mounted i star crown that his life Police protcctioss as witness. He has said .. . has been threatened since he first made the disclosures. Gou7.cnko told Russian military Soviet embassy wcrc serviuR "os- lonslbly" as diplomats on "official duty." but that actually llioy wore i.> U '.<-•<<. ;. 'i...' i.r>'A atlnclio Ilic court attaches of thc said, was "chief of Russian spies In Canada." The 21-year-old clerk said h? was born and educated lij Ilussin. Part of his training for military Intelligence, he said, was at the Red Army school wcrc men were qualified as code experts for work abroad. All students at the school and their relatives wcrc checked by Ihe Russian secret police before bciim accepted, he said, "This headquarters was a center where the work of audits abroad was administered." Gouzenko said. What \vcrr these agents abroad?" he was asked. "They Included not only undercover aqcn's, but members of Ihe diplomatic corps. Tass News Agency, and even motion picture repre- sentative.s," GouKnko replied. Gouzcssko said lie arrived in Ot- lawa in .Mine. 1943. with Col. N. Zabotin. military attache to the embassy, and a Lt. Ramanov, Za- uotln's "secretary. CouccnVo said he was assigned to work in a secret cipher room In the milHary attache's headquarters 111 Ottawa. He salrt the room had double .steel doors, slccl bars and shutters on the windows, nnd the outside window glass was painted so that Ihf bars could 1114. lie '.land will be reached by Friday, it Wits rmsv»um:cd. Because Ihe 1'kc is not. rccclvi \ ns much water as expected. It nuiy ix>ssiUc for tiie scvei'nl hundred ceres of Inundated cultivated farm Issmi inside the levee to be; replantetl In lale crops. It was pointed out. U will require nnprnxlmalcty from :i week or 10 days for the water to leave the flooded areas where crops already were npwhcn the walcr started rising several days auo. Although flood stage at Big I-akc is 10 fret, svater docs not re.ich thc lowest part of Hichway IS inside the levee until above 15 feet. Operators Impatient While the negotiations continued, mine operators waited Impatiently I'l'-'iV'Yilltxl for annoussccment of the govern- wher llshcrmen nriy oc! mcnl coutrflct - wnlc !' wn s certain to daily when wcatlies- pcrssills. This fishing place is the second spot recently improved .so that this- spoil, would be available to Ilic ' public in Ibis area, It has been pointed out by Cl. E. Keck, chairman of the Arkansas Fish and Game Commission. provoke angry protests from some, segments of the coal Industry. It wns understood that the con- Livestock Few Business Concerns To Close tor Holiday Memorial Day apparently will not be observed In Blythcville with special services but many clll?,cns ru>' expected to pause for remcniber- assee of those who have passed away, Businesses announced to be closed tomorrow are the postofflcc, the cous't house, such federal offices is tiie employment service, and both banks Flag Day Designated WASHINGTON. May 29. (U.P.) Trumr.n today desl-x- — President natert CHICAGO, May 23. (OP)—Livestock : Hogs: 5.500. Active, steady; good ind choice barrows and gilts $14.83 the celling; sows at $14.10 ceiling; complete early clearance. Cattle: 0,000. Calves; 503. Feed steers and yearlings active, strong to 15 ccnls higher; medium, and good grade up most; all fat cattle at new high on crop, quality considered; approximately 18 loads 1.187-1.300 Ibs. choice steers $18.00, the ceiling; long yearlings $17,90; heifers $17.85; bulk steers $16.25- n.BS; most heifers $15.75-17.25; very cratlc hit and miss market on comparative handful cows, bulls and vcalers; demand exceeding available supply; stock cattle very scarce. ,ract would provide for a five-cent assessment on each ton of coal ruined to raise an estimated $25,000.000 a ycnr for an employe welfare fun;!. Thc operators long have fought against a "royalty" or a payroll,assessment to finance l*wis' welfare fund proposal. Some operators re- • IKrtcdly told government officials, however, that the tonnage royalty was the best method-of financing the fund if one should be established. Thc operators have given no indication whether or how they would combat acceptance of the government contract. There was no doubt, however, that the welfare fund would meet resistance, particularly from southern Appalachian producers. nay. Weather ARKANSAS -r- Mostly cloudy, thundershowers, tonight nnd in west and north, portions today. Thurs, day, mostly cloudy, thundershowers past wi'ttoii. Funeral Conducted For Manila Infant Monroe Knowlton, son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Cleo Knowlton, died this Morning at Walls Hosplt*!. Death of the baby, at 6 o'clock, followed his birth three days ago. Condition of- the mother today was believed satisfactory. Funeral sen-Ices were to be held this afternoon, 3* o'clock, at Manila Cemetery with Cobb Funeral Home in charge. . . . The baby TTXS the only chlid of Mr. and Mrs. Knowlton.' who live six miles south oJ

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