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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 44 Blythevllle Dully Newi Blylhcjville Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYT1I13VILLK, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MAY 13, 10-19 TWELVE PAGES SJNGLK COPIES FIVE CENTS Wile ol No. 1 US Red Held as His Flight Hears End Mrs. Gearhart Eisler Re-Arrested as Alien; Husband Is Stowaway WASHINGTON. May 13— M'l— Mrs. Gearhart Eisler today was rearrested for deportation while the Justice Department laid plans to bring her husband back from his flight across the seas. The department announced that Mrs. Eisler was taken into custody In New York City this morning. She had been at liberty, without bond, on charges of being illegally i in this country. One reason for her re-arrest was I .that the government wished lo 1 question her about the flight of Kisler. 52-year-old admitted Communist, as a stowaway on a Polish J?l. The Justice Department said ilgration Service officials i n York had been instructed to I detain Mrs. Eisler on Ellis Island. Except for the principle of the thing, the government could save quite a bit of money by just ignoring Elsler's flight while under | charges looking to his deportation. The 52-year-old admitted Com- I munist owes this country time In prison for violating its laws while living here as an alien guest. And while the department frankly I will be delighted to exclude him from the United States forever, it insists upon doing this through the regular procedures: by a deporta- 1 tion action which already is In | motion. Hence, elaborale arrangements have been completed for interception I of the stowaway aboard a Polish liner Batory, now on the Atlantic I who has identified himself as Eis- 1 ler. These arrangements call for his prompt return to America. I Mrs. Eislcr, listed in official re- I cords as Brunhilde Rotstein Eislcr, [ Is a native of Poland. 1 She was first arrested in early | 1948 on charges that she. had over tyed her time in this country Ki'lsiting alien. Ford Says No '49 Contract Talks Until Strike Ends DETROIT. May 13. (A 1 )—An SU- thorltatlve source said today the Ford Motor Co. "flatly refuses" to open 1949 labor contract talk* until Its workers end their present strike, Tlis source, who declined use of his name, satd fvjrd has Informed the ClO-United Auto Workers of Its stand. The union previously had asked Ford to open the 1949 talks not later than Monday, 60 days prior to expiration or the present pact. Blast Damages Holland Tunnel 30 Overcome; Burning Trucks, Cars Block Fume-Filled Tube British Authorities Silent .LONDON, May 13—Wi—British I aujliorities refused to say today I whether they will take Communist I Gerhard Eislcr off the Polish ship I Batory when it reaches Southamp- 1 ton tomorrow morrvvriR. Fleeing from the United States, J where he faces two possible jail I sentences. Eisler was heading Into legal tangle which had officials in a number of huddles. The United States requested that I Eisler be intercepted here, and a I Southampton police official con- I ceded he has hK,d "a comnvuntca- j tion in the hiatter." But he would I not predict what action, if any, 1 would be taken. NEW YORK, May 13. M'l—Thirl persons were overcome when drums of chemicals exploded on a lruc!< in the Holland Tunnel today, filling the two-mile long underwater high way with carbrm disulphide fume.' The series of explosions, louchef off when the big trailer truck caupht fire, halted all traffic the heavily traveled tunnel untie the Hudson River. Vital communication lines wer disrupted. Other vehicles, static behind the truck, caught fire. Wall ami ceiling of the tunnel were dam Afred badly. Manhattan Borough Presider Hugo E. Ropers said at noon aftp returning from a trip in the tuniv that 10 or 12 trucks still wcr .smouldering there. Rogers said th damage was so heavy that the tub might have to be closed down fo "the better part" of a month. The heavily-travelled hig connecting New York and New Jer sej-. Is main link in transcontinental traffic. Occun at Kiish-I'our Tlie accident occurred in the east-bound tube at 7:48 a.m. (EST). at the height of the early-morning rush hour. The blast knocked out telephone service to New England and the West. The American Telephone and Telegraph Company said five of its loni: lines cable and one cable of First Train From West Enters Berlin Allies Okay West Germany's Constitution; Reds Charge Blockade Agreement Evaded Soviet Claim " Is Rejected By U.S. Official The first train to enter Berlin from the west with the lifting of the blockade moves slowlv Into Clmilotten- mrg Station yesterday. Train was niude up of an American section nmi a ione of Germany at Hclmstedt check point. Locomotive was manned by via radio from Berlin.) Drllish section and entered Soviet i Soviet zone crew. <AP Wlrcpholo the New York Telephone Company Came Aboard as Visitor NEW YORK. May 13. (iVi-Cam- I munist Gearheart Eisler. who fled I America as & stowaway aboard the | liner Batory, told a CBS corres- I pendent today he hid out aboard I the vessel alter paying 25 cents to I inspect It as a visitor. In a radiogram from Special Cor| respondent Richart Yaifee which I DBS broadcast this morning, the man described as the No. 1 Red in the United States said he boarded ] the Batory with only the clothes on I his back and money in his pock- I els. Yaffce, who Interviewed Eislcr. jiotcd him as saying he had hoped frcach Berlin and that he believ- he h:id every right to return to | his native Germany. He declined to say how he fled I unobserved from his New York 1 apartment but declared he had re- I ceived no aid from anyone in his (scheme to escape from the United 1 Slates and a prison term hangitr. I over him here. were affected. Thi-, jc- '.ivy-Hull Tt'ri'imuiic s'vul utidrcds of its circuits were dis- upted. The chemical drums began ex- loding while the truck— a 16-ton -ailer vehicle — was near the Jersey de of the tunnel. The flames pread rapidly to a dozen other neks. Motorists blocked by the arrier of Hamas and acrid fumes. escrted thc-ir cars In the Lube and led to safety. The stranded vehicles hampered fforts of firemen to light the bli<7.e ffectively. Wearing gas masks and omnuinicating with the outside bj •alkie-talkie, they attacked the Caruthersville Bridge Project I To Be Discussed Gen. L. J. Svcrdrup. construction I engineer from St. Louis. Mo., wil • discuss a proposed Mississippi Rivei [bridge project at the annual meet ling of the Caruthersville. Mo. I Chamber of Commerce Thursdaj [night. General Sverrup. rcprcscntln 1 ISverdrup & Parcel, cngineerin: Ifirm. will discuss surveys recentl. • made by that company, in regarc |to the bridge. The dinner meeting Is scheduler Ito bring people from the affectcc 1 areas in Tennessee and Missour I Including three members of th iTennesscc Bridge Commission. An election of board members I scheduled for the Thursda Rht meeting, to be held In th Inlng room of the First Baptis Ichurch annex. Nine will be name Ito the board, from a list compile •by a nominating committee, an Ithe officers will be elected by th Inlne-niembcr board General Sverdrug directed con Istruction of such bridges as a Cairo. 111.. Jefferson Barracks, 1 •Missouri and the Chester, ill •bridge, and was In charge of th luiiltcd States Engineers in th outhwest Pacific during the war. |Soy beans (Prices F.O.B. Chicago) High Low Close iTay 23Ti 230H 237-237 1 l»llly ?26'i 220?', 226-226' SOY. 310 203',? Civic Clubs Name Council Members Correlating Agency Formed to Work for City Betterments Representatives for the Community Service Council have been named by Ki Blythevllle civic, religious nnd service organizations, the Rev. Lester D. Strubhar, chairman, announced today. He indicated that several other organizations had been asked to name representatives to the council, and that they were to be an- icunced later. The presidents of he various organizations arc ex- oflicio members of the council, which was formed to coordinate ac- -Ivities of the various groups in city betterment programs. The organizations and their permanent members to the council, and presidents are: C. of C. Selects Sanders Chamber of Commerce— Jfmmtc Sanders and J. L. Gunn, president; Blythevllle Junior Service Auxiliary —Mrs. Joe P. Pride, Jr., and Mrs. Oscar Fendler, president; Blythe- vllle "Y"—J. P. Gnrrott, nnd J. W. Adams, president; Kiwanis Club- Bob Logan and O. E. Kmulsen, president. Blythcville Park Commission— Russell Hays and Rosco Cralton chairman; Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association- Mrs. C. G Redman and Hays Sullivan, president; Blythevllle Council of Church Women, Mrs. J. W. Pattee and Mrs W. H. Wyatt, president. Alpha Alpha chapter of Beta Sig- Sponsors Enter Six Beauties to Vie For 1949 Title of "Miss Blytheville" Nineteen entrants Imve signed to <lntc lo compete In ihc three divisions of the 1940 Bcuuly Pngcanl June 8, churles Moore, chalrmnu ol the pageant committee, said today. +•— Mr. Moore, and Mrs. Gilbert D. Hrirnmock, Jr., who Is In clmryc of nil entries, said these included entrants to iliite which Imve not yet been assigned to sponsors. Entries r\re being announced thf.s yenr with hemicals. Ilaine - extinguishing as sponsors are assigned, they said, tn the "Miss BlyLhcvlllc" division, the following sponsored pntrip.s hnve cen received: MLss Jean Dedman, ponsorcd by Li\ngston-Wrotnn Co.; liss Catherine Yowell, Hotel Noble; liss Emma Aycock, Dreifus Jewel- Co.: Miss Joyce Diimou. The Gift Simp; Miss Joyce Shclton or Manila, Farmers Truck and Tractor Jo., Mniiilu; Miss Georgia Lee Pee if Manila, New Thentcr, Manila. Junior Misses Sponsored Sponsored entries to date in the Junior Miss Blythevllle" division nclude Phyllis Jean Johns, dtuigh- cr of Mr, and Mrs. Sam Johns ;ponsured by the Rflzorbnck Driven; Sara Lou Penney, daughter ol vlr. and Mrs. W. O. Penney, Sul- ivon-Nelson Chevrolet Co.; Jann Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ?oc//o Contact With Shanghai (s 'One-Way' SAN FRANCISCO. May 13. M'l — ress XVirelcss and other radio coivmunicatkm companies reported oday they were unable to transmit o Communist-threatened Shang- lai. Dispatches from Shanghai were still being received, however. A Press wireless supervisor explained that the Chinese government radio sending and receivins stations are on opposilc sides of Shanghai and that the receiving station, about four miles southwest of the city, was not acknowledging messages. The sendine station was transmitting "blind"" and being heard in San Francisco. Manila and Canton also report ed they were unable to get acknowledgements from Shanghai. The Communists have been attacking southwest of Shanghai but last dispatches placed them fifteen miles away. Whether they had suddenly pressed closer .or whether the receiving station had been dam- aued or merely abandoned was nol known. Meanwhile, a Communist radio broadcast from Peiping today said Red troops had entered China's coastal Fuklen Province. The broadcast said Chungan. a county seat in the northern pan o: the province, had 'Kei. captured. The broadcast said the Communists had swept over Ihe whol length of the Chekiaiig-Klangs railroad and now control 250 mile, of track cast of Tsinsien. That i. less than 30 miles southeast o Nanchang, Kiangsl Province cap! lal. Medal for Personnel Of Airlift Is Okayed WASHINGTON. May i3. M>) — Legislation providing for award o a special medal to military person net who "distinguished themsclve by meritorious participalion In" ihi Berlin airlift was approved toda; by the House Armed Services Com mlttee. The award, which still requires Senate and House approvul. wouli be called the Medal for Humam Action, 2,500 Attend Music Fete On Haley Field Approximately 2,500 si>ectators attended the Blylhcvllle School System's annual spring musical fcs- tlvnl at Haley Field last night. Students from seven schools of the Blyihevlllc district took part ill tho festival which ts an annual part of the school's cnd-of-the-year festivities. The 1,177 voice chorus was made up of musical groui>& from Central, Clear Lake, Lnnee, Sudbury. and Yarbro Grammar Schools and Hly- thevlllc Junior High and Senior High Schools. riarrt.; C. ilavls. Hcinemaam's Dc-ik -The Llythevllle iilgh School Ban'rt ma Phi—Mrs. Randall Hawks am Mrs. Frances Gammill, president P. E. O., Mrs. James Roy and Mrs E. R. Lancashire, president; Bo, Scouts—Wilson Bohaning and R. A Dorter, chairman: Lange P. T. A.— Irs. Glenn O. Ladd and Mrs. J 'arris McCalla, president: Lion :lub—R. A. Nelson and C. M. Smart resident: Blytheville Ministeria lliance -the Rev. E. C. Brown am ie Rev. Mr. Strubhar, president. City. County Represented Jayccettes — Mrs. Leonard John on and Mrs. Leon Oemiing. prcsienl: Child Welfare—Mrs. George 'avail; Blylhevillc Community JhesU-L. G. Nash: Blytheville High ".chool P.T.A.—Mrs. R. L. Dedman nd Mrs. Buford Young, president. Six others in Blytheville have been named as permanent reprc- 'iitntives by virtue of their office. They include Mayor Doyle Hender- ion, Sheriff William Berryman; lounty Judge Roland Green, Cour- er News Editor J. L. VcrhoefT. Su- lerinlendenl of Schools W. B. Nicholson, and Alderman J. L. Nabers. The Junior High P. T. A. will not nect again until next September Mrs. Joe Ferguson, president, will represent the group until a permanent representative is named. partment Store; and Marletla daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Graves. Lion Oil Co. In the "Mr. Jaycee President of 1975" event, the following entries lave been received: Robert Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Johnson, sponsored by Woods Drug Store: John Michael Thomson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hiiro Id Thompson. Fitzpatrick Jewelers: and Richard Shelton. son of Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Shclton, The Flower Shop. Deadline Is June 4 Mrs. Hammock said the deadline for entiles is June 4. Only 25 entries will be accepted In the junior divisions for throe to five- year olds. She also said that one piece bathinc suits will be modeled in the "Miss Blylheville" event this year since the onc-plecc types are required hi the stntc nnd national competitions. Contest rules were extended this year to allow pirls from throughout North Mississippi County to enter. The Manila entries were the first from oulsidc Blythevllle nnd were obtained by the Manila Jxmlor lhambcr of Commerce. Sponsored by the Blytheville Jun- :>r Chamber of Commerce, the Beauty Pagenl will begin at 8 i.m. June R nn Haley ? 1 icld. A dance •U the Fly-In!' at Ihc air base will follow the pn^cant. Mr. Moore said the selection of the orchestra lo play for both the pageant and the dance will be made by next week. The girl selected as "Miss Blytheville of 1940" will compete In "Miss Arkansas" contest .in Little nock June 22-23. Winner of the state event is eligible to enter the "Miss America" contest at Al- lanlic City ncxl fall. also took part In the festival with several concert numbers. The band was under the direction of Band Direclor Robert Llpscomb. Other music directors for the festival were Mrs. R. A. Berryman, Mrs. Wilson Henry, Jim Lancashire, and Mrs. Murray Smart. One of the features of Die festival was n special number by slu- donU of the Yarbro School which was directed by Patsy Yarbro. Osceola Negro Held as Suspect In Keiscr Slaying Mager Osceola, Patterson, 49, Negro o being held in the coun ty Jail In Osceola today on suspicion of murder in connection will the fatal shooting yesterday of an other Negro. Eddie Petty, about 55 of near Keiscr. According to Deputy Sheriff Cliff Cannon of Osccola, Patterson shot Petty with a 12 gauge shotgun at the home of Patterson's estranged wife on the Jeff White plantation, at 6:30 p. m. yesterday. A single blast from the shotgun struck Petty In the right -side as he attempted to leave the house by the rear door. He died Instantly. Following the shooting Patterson went to the home of K. J. Kearney nearby and Mr. Kearney contacted officers. Deputy Sheriff Cannon and his son, Charles Cannon, made the arrest. According to officers, Patterson and his wife were separated. Patterson went to his wife's home late yesterday where he found Felly. He had his wife obtain her shotgun telling her that he was going to trade it for her. The officers said that he then entered the house and shot petty as he ran for the back door. Odom Wants to Make flight Around World Crossing Both Poles LITTLE ROCK. Ark, May 13 — t,Vt —William P. Odnrn wants lo actually fly around the world next time. The Teterboro. N. J.. veteran of two record-breaking world flights said here today that he is now In the midst of promoting and plan- nine a fhsht [rom north to south around the world, crossing both the north and south poles. Odom. here to address the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce today, conceded that his new venture "Is little harder to promote" than some of his olher flights. The 29-year-old Odom. who operates a flying service, airplane sales agency and rcslftiirant In Tct- crboro. and a cattle ranch In Coluin- Nebraska Man Nominated for High Navy Post WASHINGTON, Mny 13. l/n— Francis Patrick Matthews, Omaha lawyer, was named secretary o{ the Navy today. The White [fouse announced tint Matthews. 62. widely known Catholic layman, has been picked to succeed John L. Sullivan. Sullivan quit recently with R blasl at Secretary of Defense Johnson for halting work on the Navy's super aircraft, carrier. Presidential Press Secretary Charles O. Ross .;al(i Matthews' nomination probably would go to the Senate during the day. Matthews is a Democrat and was a member of the President's Cnm- mittec on Civil Rights in 1(140 He is a graduate of Crci^hton University and a native of Albion, Neb Ross said the president Is not ycl ready to name a new Secret.ny of the Army lo succeed Kenneth C. Royal!, who also resigned. The president old a recent news conference he still hoped Curtis E. Calder. New York utilities executive, would accept Ihc Army post. Selccllon of Matthews followed the refusal of Jonathan Daniels North Carolina editor, to accept the Navy Job. President Truman also announced he is promoting Dan A. Kimball to Undersecretary of the Navy. Klm- ball is now assistant secrcUry. He Is a California!!. Kimball succeeds former Undersecretary W. John Kenney whose resignation was announced last week. By t)»nlrl 111- l.urti BKHLIN, May 1:1. (/!•(—The Russians licensed the Western allies today of "torpedoing" the agree- menl lo lift Ihe Berlin blockade. A Western spokesman. promptly libelled the HCousiUlon I'H lot oi nonsense." The spokesman wn.< Lawrence Wilkinson, economics adviser lo the u. 8. inllllury governor "We were told by our governments to rriuovo all restrictions put into effect since Murcli I, 1048." he snlrt. "We've done that and more. The Soviet protest was voiced Informally, through the mouthpiece of Ihc Soviet Army newspaper h Germany. Tnetillche fluiidschau. "The Woslcrn powei.'. arc evading the lifting of their restrictions under Invalid pretexts." 11 chairped. "The agreement cannot be till filled by Hie Soviet side nlonc," I added. Some observers .law In those wonts nu Implied threat to rehu- pose the blockadfl-but such a step would be A iniilter of policy for higher iiuthorltlrs than tho Rus- slnns In Germany to decide. But Ihe Rundschau statements did lend emphasis to the Russian need for getting supplies from Western Germany for her nearly bankrupt occupation zone. The Economic Ministry of American-occupied Hesse said cargoes Tor the Soviet 7/nic would receive export licenses only it they were covered b;- pre-blockade coiilnicl. and had been made before the Western Zone currency reform of mid- 1948. Kxohnnge Rn(r Unsrllli-d The ministry snld negotiations for a new clearing arrangement arc In progress, hut that H Is not clear how the exchange rale for Eas and West marks should be determined. Until « new agreement ma tcrlall/es, It nddcd, only prepaid shipments are being permitted. Check|X)lnls on the Anierlcaii-So vlet frontier, reported s true* loa< or~ women's stockings was the only Inter-zonal cargo'traffic cleared the Soviet Zone. German officials In the British Zone said Ihcy were clcmandlui that Western firms "prove the; will be paid in full 'or any good they deliver lo the Eastern zone. They demand that all sales be on a cash basis. Wilkliisbn snld tlinL at n four power meeting of economic chlel here yesterday the Russian rcpre sentative Insisted on a formal or cler reinstating the Fasl-Wesl traci agreement of 194R. The allies 'con tend it is no longer applicable, h said. Wilkinson suid another mccl Ing may be held today. The Soviets had incurred Wes tern wrath yesterday by refushi to nllow trucks from West, Berl! to travel to the western occupation zones without obtaining permits from the Soviet military or the Russian-backed German Economic Commission, west Berlin and West Germany are separated by 100 miles of Russian-controlled territory, the geographical fnct which made the blockade possible. Britain Ratifies North Atlantic Defense Treaty LONDON, May l3-(/l',i—Labor »nd Conservative members of the House of Commons Joined last nlKht to ratify the North Atlantic Treaty by the; overwhelming vole of a:i3 to 8. Only two Communist members and four extreme left wing labor- lles said "No." Foreign fii'ciTlary Ernest Ilevln. In a spend) termed "wise and prudent" by his pointful foe, VVn- Mon Chmvlllll. hntlecl the pact as ii siifi'Kunn! iir.Hln.st war. tie snld such « treaty probably would Imvc prevented the- world wars of 1014 and ID:!9. Lewis, Southern Agree to Begin Contract Talks WASHINGTON, May 13. W) — —John L. Lewis and the Southern coal mine ojrerators agreed \oday to begin negotiations on a new union mining contract at Blueflcld, W. Va.. Mny 25. Joseph E. Moody, president oi the Southern Coal Producers Association, announced the agreement after conferences with Lewis head of the United Mine Workers The Southern group rcprcsenU mlncrs producing aboui one chin of the national bituminous coa output. The present contract expire.'! Juni 30. There have been no arrange ments made for negotiations be twccn Lewis and the Northern ani Western coal operators or the stcc company Interests which operate coal mines for their own use. Moody's announcement was a Joint statement from the miners union and Southern operators. Names Assigned : or Playgrounds Porki Commission Authorizes "Y" fo Supervise Activities Names for the five playgrounds ecently acquired by the City of Jlythevllle wore nnimuiu'cd today y Hosco Crniloii, clinlriiinn of the llythevlllc Park Cnminkslnn, With only one exception the parks re to 1)« the Tom A, Little Park, 'iilKhum Park, Division Street 'ark. David Acres I'ark and Mal- nicy Pnrk. The nnmcn wer designated at ncclhiR (if tho Commission ycstcr- lay, when It was also deckled that he niythevlllc "Y" would have supervision of the pnrk.s. The Rlythevillo "Y". represented 1 .1. P. Cliirrott, yesterday asked that the "Y" he Riven the supervisory assignment. TJse commissioners approved the re<inost. Tn announcing the naming of th parks, Mr. CrKftou emphasized th fact that the sites were to be mod i a permanent park locations n ong us needed, and that improve ment nnd ernilpphiji nlnns were stl' incomplete. He indicated, however that -the Improvements were hcln planned In order thai the park could hnvc n nmxhnuin \isc durln the first year, and then fnrthe Improvements and equipment waul be added In further years. s Two of Tracts Ttonatcd Two of the tracts—a tu'o-ncr plot Ht the South end of Sccon Street and « two nnd a hnlf-ncr site In David Acres Subdivision In Southwest Blythevllle—were donated, two others were acquired In cnsh trnn.-inollon.'i nnd Die fifth lot Is hehiR purchased on an Installment pi a n. The plot nn Second Street was onatccl by E. O. PulRhnm for n Inygroimd for llCKrocs. and the David Acres site was donated by . n. Dnvld. Two and half acres east of the . W. Maloney home on Clear ,akc noad along tho old J.Ii.C. and E. Hallrond were purchased for .2.500, one acre on the southwest corner of the Intersccllon of Chick- Avenue nnd Division Street bus, Miss., immediate said his future plans for the 'is a problem of deciding what not to do." Jap Miners to Strike TOKYO, May 13. <if)— Approximately 450,000 Japanese coal miners will bi:gtn a i8-ho'jr strike at midnight tonight. They want more pay- Previously miners have been walk- Ing out In short., separate strikes spotted all over Japan. The new walkout amounts to a general strike, be summoned. Into courl. Two Motorists Arrested; Others Receive Warnings Chief or Police John foster said this morning that only two motorists were arrested yesterday, the first day of the city's crack-down on speeders. The two arrested were James D. Honeycutt and Q. Q. Flowers. Both men forleitcd $5 cash bonds in Municipal Courl this morning. Chief Foster said however, that several other motorists were stopped and warned about the speed laws but not arrested and that several were warned about not having purchased city automobile licenses. In the future, chief Poster satd, all Blythevllle car owners found driving a car without city tags will was purchased from Jesse fforner $7,000. and tho other site Is icing purchased from Tom A. Lltllc SI5.000. Only Sl.OOO has been puld on Ihls lot. located on Walnut between First and Franklll Streets and containing two acres III yesterday's meeting Russel Hays was named as a permancn 1 representative of the Park Commission lo the Blyllicvlllc Community Service Council. Approval Holds Reservations Made by Big 3 Bj Richard <yiUr»B FRANKFURT, Germany, May II. —The Western allies approved with reservations last night th« new West German Federal Republic's draft constitution. Thus they gave themselves a high trump curd for use In the Mi-y '23 Paris peace talks with Russia socking a solution to the entlr* German problem. They are shooting at an ultimate nurcemcnt uniting the Soviet Zone of Germany with the republic, and hope the constitution, which guarantees n free government of the people, will be the baal» for settlement. The Americans, British and French also ordered an "occupation Ktatulc" or Interim peace treaty for the western occupation ' zones' 45.000,000 Germans, to come Into force the day the West German government takca office. It* terms had been announced earlier this year. Topplrt Ijrtl ObnUcl* Gen. t.udus D. clay, for the nlted States; Ocu. Sir Brian Robrtson, for Britain, and Lt. Qtn. lerrc Koenlg, for France, signed :ie constitution. Their action cut way the last obstacle to formation f the first German civil government since the war. The draft constitution now Roee o the 11 state parliaments i In Vcstcrn Germany for ratification which mny bo completed before the nd of May. The military governors signed with reservations designed to make sure that no "Jokers"' tn the constitution's wording would permit the Germans to do these things: 1. violate the occupation statute which llmita German government activity In tho fields of armament, the industrial Ruhr valley, foreign relations and trade. 2., Form a strong central police force under any pretext without the occupation authorities' consent. 3. Give West Berlin representative* at this time voting rights in '» fuc^ tire government. West Berlin Is included from the proposed republic. 4. Change state borders "until thn peace treaty." 5. Use any device to achieve "excessive concentration of authorttj" In the central government. Arm* Clause No -Joker* An article in the constitution say* specifically that "weapons designed for warfare may be manufactured, transported or marketed only with permission of the federal government." Gen. Clay said this Is not a joker" because International and illilary government laws, which re paramount, forbid the German*: manufacture war goods. Rather. Clny said, the provision Intended to put weapons manu- acturc under government control, istcad of In private hands, and Hit he considers it a "good thing." Approval of the draft constitution •us announced In a letter to Dr. Conrad Adenauer, president of th.4 Bonn constituent Assembly which rafted it. Aiteanauer and other 5erman leaders expressed no sux- irlsc over the reservations. Tho Germans said they still hope complete their government by- House Committee Okays Pay Hike for Servicemen July 15. Weather Arkansas forecast: Fair this afternoon and tonight. A little warmer tonight, Saturday partly cloudy. Missouri forecast: Fair southeast, increasing cloudiness west and north. Thundershowers northwest and extreme north. Increasing cloudiness southeast, thundershowers and cooler west and north Saturday. Minimum this morning—-53. Maximum yesterday—19. Sunset today—6:54. Sunrise tomorrow—4:56. ' Precipitation 24 hours from 1 a.m. led ay—none. Total since Jan. 1—24.01. Mean tempcralure (midway between high and low*—66. Normal mean for May—70.2. This Dale I-asl Year Minimum this morning—59. Maximum yesterday—59. Precipitation Jan. 1 lo this date —22.12. WASHINGTON. May 13 House Armed Services Commute unanimously approved today a br in boost the pay of members of th armed forces. The vote was 2R to 0 nfler Chair man Vlnson (D-Ga) read a lettc trom Defense Secretary Loul Johnson approving the measure an statins lhal the Budget Bureai speaking for the President, had n objection. The bill, estimated to cost 440S.- 000.000 a year, probably will go before the House for debate late, this month, II Is expected lo run Into a barrage of oppittllion from members urging economy on all federal spending fronts. New York Stocks (Closing Quotations) Am. T & T ................ 141 3-8 Am. Tobacco .............. 68 3-8 Anncouda .............. .. 28 1-4 Beth Steel ................ 28 1-2 Chrysler .................. 52 1-2 Coca Cola ................. 132 3-4 Gen. Electric .............. 37 1-2 Gen. Motors , .............. 57 1-2 Int, Harvester ............. 24 5-8 Montgomery Ward ........ 53 3-8 N. Y. Central .............. H National Distillers ........ 17 7-8 J. C. Penney Co .......... . 46 3-4 British Turn To the Right in Citv Elections LONDON. May 13. On— Conserva- llves scored Ihumplng victories over the ruling Labor Party In today's results of town council elections. City voters throughout England and Wales turned sharply to the rlRht In the voting regarding as a dress rehearsal for labor's general election lest next year. British Press Association return* from 392 boroughs outside of London showed the Conservatives held 2.245 of the 3.213 council seats and labor had only 296. Tills was a gain of BIO for the Tories, a loss of 580 for the labor parly. In London. Labor held on to reduced majorities In nine boroughs but lost fo» r 1° 'he Conservatives. One of those won by the Tories was Wandsworth. heavily unionised 'gashouse dislrict," — the labor stronghold whtch elected Foreign Secretary Bevln to Parliament. Another London borough lost *° the Conservatives was St. Pancras, where George Bernard Shaw once sat as a Labor member of the council. Communists were reelected to. only six council scats in London, all of them In districts of Whitechapel In thn East End. Elsewhere Communist candidates were wiped out. Labor Parly headquarters refused to issue a statement In late afternoon, saying "wait until all the results are In." ' 12 1-8 21 3-4 IS 67 3-4 « 1-4 55 1-8 U. S, Steel 71 7-8 Radio Republic Steel .... Socony-Vacuum . , Standard Oil N. J. Southern Pacific .. Texas Co. N. O. Cotton NEW ORLEANS, May 13. (£7 — Closing cotton quotations: High Low Close May 3363 3340 J3» , jly 3277 J244 3370-71 Oct 2917 J8»l Vll-U Dee, 2898 287< 3M»41 Mch 2890 2WS MM May 3866 3MI W4 i

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