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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OK NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAS'I M1SSOU1 VOL XLV—NO. 45 Blythoville Daily News Blytheville Courier Ulytheville Herald Mississipiil Valley Leader BlATHliVlLUC, ARKANSAS, SATUUDAY, MAY H, EIGHT PACKS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Williams Estate Sells Bank Stock To the Directors Local Interests Keep Control of First National of Biytheville Directors of the First National Bank of Blythevillc have purcha.scci from ttie Sam H. Williams estate the 765 shares of capital stock, a controlling interest, which was owned by Mr. Williams at the time of his death several weck.s ago. He was president of the bank and one of the founders of the institution. The announcement of tnc purchase; was made by E. M. Rcginold of Annorel. who succeeded Mr Williams as president of the bank Directors of the bank include Mr Rcginold. Charles Rose. -John M. Stevens, H. H. Houchins. County Judge Roland Green, A, IB. Reese, executive vice president: and Dave ^'rton of Catron, Mo. V-'All of the stock is now owned and controlled by local mon." Mr. Regenold .said, adding that they arc individuals personally and financially interested hi this community and in the growth and development of this section of the stale. They are acquainted with the problems of the area and aware of the possibilit- ities for future development, he said Mr. Repenold paid tribute to the work of the late Mr. Williams, who was one of the bank's founders, and who for several years guided the bank through a period of rapid growth, Coupled with the sale of the bank stock, also was the sale to the same men of the 51 per cent of the stock In the General Insurance Agency, a general insurance business which is located in the bank building. The insurance business was owned by Mr. Williams and P. W. Whitner. Frisco's "Bull Moose" to Make Final Run Tomorrow On Railroad Linking Jonesboro and Biytheville Eisler Remains Aboard Vessel Fleeing Commiinist Not Taken Ashore At Port in Britain UN Okays First Proposed Press Freedom Treaty NEW YORK, Mny 14. M 1 )—The United Nations Assembly approved curly todny the world's first pro- |)oscd treaty affecting press freedom, and thcri-by set A problem for the press of the United States. The pud Is entitled "Convention on the International Transmission of News nnd the Right of Correction." U. S. UKleunlG Hiwln U>. Canhum, editor of the Christian Science Monitor, told reporters the question now Is whether tho U. S, really wants to Join It. Canham said Ihu U. S. press and news distributors would have to decide. Provisions In Iwenty-lhrcc uiil- cles of the proposed Ircnly would extend lo news, radio nnd Him correspondents In nil countries adhering lo the convention the rights nnd privileges they now en]oy In the U. S, and other dc- Tho lerms also provide for an Inter national rlght-iif-corrcctlon for the llrel lime In history. The "Bull Mcosc". Diesel-powered pas.senRer Irnln on the Frisco's branch line linking Dlylheville nnd Juncsboro, will make Its final run tomorrow. The "Moose" is shown above and at the right are two of the veteran members ol the train crew, Harry Hnmby, who owns H home here, and is the engineer, ntul Ed E. Roland, conductor. Both are —I'hntns Cmirlr.sy Jonefiboro Sun veterans in service of the compimy iintl Hnmhy, bccmisc of his seniority ran l.nvc his pick of run's in Hie Vulley Division ot the 1'rlsco Lines. He Is Hie- oldest In point ot service o! nny engineers working on runs within the Valley Division, niul can "bump" any nun) he chooses in selecting his next assignment. (Additional pictures on Pnuc 8) Army, Cut Worms Causing Concern Agri Agent Fears Heavy Damage Unless Farmers Act Quickly 'Attack Invited' by Weakness Of Western European Defenses WASHINGTON. May 14. «>j—The Stale Department declared today the present defenses of Western Europe are so wcnk they "invite military i ? The passenger train which has operated between ere and Jone.s- boro for more than 50 years will make its final run tomorrow with- ' this morning, but they expect Hint In-lot of ••fans" may turn out to aggression." It said the United States "must I assist" in rebuilding those defenses with a first year aims aid program of $1,130,000,000 and more later. In an official "peace paper," the department disclosed In comprehensive detail for the first time a i^x-puuit plan for helping free nations strengthen their defenses. This program will be presented x> Congress -soon by president Tntman. _ At the same time, the department went as far as it could in committing the United States to tlu policy of preventing any Invasion of Western Europe. Only in this „ w ,-j t way, it said, can the United States tween ship officers anci Scotland j "count on our friends in Western Yard inspector sent to get Eisler. I Europe to resist" an attack. The tender reached Iieru at 3:25 ] The paper, latest in a scries on p.m. (3:25 a.m. CST). j "building the peace," bronchi out SOUTHAMPTON, England, May 14— <fTf —The Southampton 'tmrter relit rVied today Iron) the Polish Ktcjtm'cr Batory without m filing Communist Gearhart Eisler to-British soil. The tender was nearly two and a half hours overdue. This indicated there had been protracted negotiations aboard the Batory 2 Red Wedges Plunge Nearer Shanghai Goal Bulldozers Clearing Explosion Wreckage from Holland Tube Army worms nnd variegated en worms lire us fond this ycnr hiivc V>cen In Mississippi Count; Keith J. Btlure'y suld liidny, In urn fiu'iucrft (o net c;ilk'kly to cor trol thpin Ik'forc they ino\ r c to col ton nnd soylicnn llclils. Mr. Bllhrey, county nocul In Nort Mississippi County, cxpluliicd tin thR worms wnvc Chjioelully linnnfti tills ycnr boetnise o[ the lixck of nil iirnl iMicnilM. nnd lirriuisu In U $3 Billion Deficit Estimate Is Made For Coming Year Experts ' Forecast Considers 'Sagging' Business as Reason By Jark Hell WASHINGTON, May 14. (ir, — Congressional lax expert estimated todny Ihe government will BO Into Ihe red about $3.000.000,000 in the fiscal year starting July 1. This c.sllnmlc tn sharply higher than 1'icsldenl Truman's own bud- uct estimates of a $900,000,000,deficit. However, there hud been ear- r reports the Congressional ex- rls inlislil estimate the deficit '•»• next fiscal year as high as $i,0,000.000, The staff of Ihe joint Senale- jusc Tnx Committee said It based three billion deficit estimate on icllef thai tnx revenues, due to dncnd business activity, will be ound »2.IOO,000.000 less than Present Trumnn has anticipated. The staff rc]»rt calculated In omul fknrcs government will take $36.900,000.000 nnd spend $41500,000,000. leaving a. ilcficit of around J,000 000.000. The rcjxirl said that for Ihe same crlod under President Truman'* udset estimates, the Treasury will xkc In $41.000.000,000. that expenses •ill run tJo $4l,o(K>.000.000, and de- Iclt will Ire $900.000.000. Since that time, however, addl- lonnl budget requests have been cnt lo Congress which would In- ren.sc Ihe spending totnl. And some noney bills—notubly the $10,000,000.000 military appropriations ucasure pn.^sed by the House—seem Ikcly to Increase It even more. Outr," K.xi-ffrtlm Income Tlic Senate-House committee rex)i-( Is expected to show that receipts aren't keeping pace with spending In the present year nnd ill ill t:ni:iiiii::i, itim ut k.itu.iu in LI NflW YORK, Mny U. </!>>—Bulldozers scraped through deep oow nnd |mst WO rmH have uiatuml with tl A special court session \vas called for this afternoon apparently in the expectation that Eisler would be brought ashore from the Polish ship In which he fled New York. Eisler, who has been described by Congress as the No. 1 Communist in the United States, was at liberty on $23.500 bond when he fled. The threat of two prison terms in the United States dangles over his head. A Scotland Yard man left the tender when it touched shore and went, to make a teleuhone call. He told newsmen the call was "important" Tn London, Scotland Yard declined to give the reason lor the call. ^|' The crew of the tender was loW ^to stand by for n possible second trip to the Batory, which still was anchored in Cowes Road. 'Doctor' Faces Four Charges; Trial Delayed Hearing for E, C. Davis, who op- crates n cHnic in Biytheville, on four charges of violation of state mrdical laws was continued until Thursday in Municipal Court this morning. Bond \vn-s set at $1,000. According to Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Arthur S. Harrison. Mr. Davis was arrested on complaints filed by several persons wlio were said to be taking treatments from him. The charges filed ngainst him were practicing chiropractic without a license, practicing medicine without a license, practicing stco- pathy without n license nnd being an intineran vendor of drugs in violation of the law. • Mi Davis has been operating a clinic at his home at 1520 West Ash Street since September of last year. In other action in court this morn- Lner C. G. Ke^ley was fined $35 and Boosts on a charge of driving while funder the influence of liquor. Wil- Jlnm Moore, Negro, was fined $10 on a charge of speeding and Oscar Dodson forfeited a $5 bond on a similar charge. Lucius Robinson was fined ?10 on a charge of operating a motor vehicle without a driver's license. that officials espcct, American arms air! to these nations to continue for a nmnoi-r of years. "In bi ief," the State Department said, "these things will be recommended m the military assistance program: "That all projects of the United States military aid be brought together in one program. "That a single appropriation be made to cover the costs of the en- i tire military aid program (lor the fiscal year 1950, these amounts would be about $1.130,000.000 for the North Atlantic Pact countries and about $320.000.000 for Greece r\id Turkey and certain other nations whose security is important to the United States, making a total of about $1.450,000.000.) ''That the chief executive be given the authority lo make flexible use of these funds and to meet emergencies as they arise. "That most of our aic^ at this t ime go to Western Europe, an area whose importance to our security has been demonstrated in two world wars. "That the military aic. program be separate and distinct from the North Atlantic Treaty but that it complement Chat treaty through carrying out the principles of self- help and mutual aid. "That, our military aid Lo the free nations of Western Eurnpc in 1950 take three forms: A relatively SHANGHAI, May U—w t — Two Communist \vodges plunged closer! to Shanghai's heart today. The thunder ol artillery resounded through the tense city. The roar of a battle loss than 20 miles to the north rolled ovL'r Shanghai's lifeline to the .sea all the way to Woosung. It. is the fortress guarding the confluence of the Whangpoo and the Yangtze. To the southwest of Shanghai another Communist thrust drove! within 20 miles of the city's center. In the path, less than 15 miles away, was Lungwhn Airport. This Is the last air link with the outside. Britons in Shanghai were given a final evacuation warning. Deadline for passport clearance was fixed for 8 p.m. tomorrow. There was no new \varnlng lo Americans. The U.S. Consul general said all who intended lo leave had one. Two American ships and a > T or- wegian vessel sailed down the narrow Whangpoo past Woosung to the open sea as the blasting of big l>ortant to northeastern Arkansas. The railroad was built and operated for years ns the Joncslxiro, Luke City and Eastern and about 1925 the line wus purchased by the Frisco. In recent years motor traffic: and bus lines had imult their inroucls on the passenger truflic and foi'.scverni years the railroad official; reported they hat! been losing money on the operation o! the passenger sui vice between the two cities. Shir Itoule to Curry Alain A few months ago the Arkansas Public Service Commission In Little Rock authorized the Frisco lo discontinue passcnper service whet) postal officials provided n substitute mail service. Mondny n star rouic ' will begin operating out or here lo carry the mail to Hell, Manila, Leach vllle. Monet tc, Blnck Oak, Lake City nnd into Jonesboro. James O. Lent/, of Biytheville holds n nporar'y contract and will operate one and one-half ton truck to carry the mail and Ihe schedule will speed mail service between the two points. The abandonment of the passenger .service by the railroad docs not mean abandonment of the branch line. It will remain in use to handle freight between Blylhe- ville and Jonesboro ind officials consider the area a profitable one because of Ihe heavy volume of jijv!. cultural products moving over the limited wrecking today to clem- the bliisl-scared Holland Tunnel for Its sniiill Rrnln crops nncl •I . Hilly lonci of 40.000 cars nnd trucks will burrow ate, cnii Soldier Admits Slaying of Two While AWOL guns to the north rcverhatcd over the last sea escape channel. Gen. Tang En-Po. Nationalist regional commander, cancelled a new, conference scheduled for tomorrow There was no explanation. On Shanghai's western outskirts. Nationalist troops ripped apart Chinese villages to clear a last- ditch defense line. But the ill-tiir- ccted activity seemcrt to make no scn.se. Most responsible persons feel the reds will march up ITungViao Road without firing a shot. line. To the train crew of the Moose, it will mean giung up what rv^l- roadmcn consider otic of the choice assignments in Ihe Frisco's Valley Division. The short run was popular with tin- veterans and allowed Sec MOOSE on Pane 8 LITTLE ROCrT, Ark., Mny 14 — i/V»—A decorated soldier has ndmlt- letl killing a .state policeman and another man in North Arkansas lust year while AWOL from the Army. SKI. H, R. I'elerKon of I be Ark- atisa.s State Police announced that i Kenneth D. Speckle, W. made an oral confession voluntarily In the Sin to Hospital here last night— Friday Ihe 13th. The officer wild Specglc admitted slaving State Patrolman S. A. PavaLt and Zuc E. Crook, retired CalHorn- ia and Indiana railroadman, last September, nnd thai he had been feigning nmneshi since his arrest two weck.s later. Peterson quoted Spccglc as s that Ihe sbiylnfr and been preying on b!s mind nnd decided to make a "clean breast" of them. The final shooting of Pavntl touched off nn extensive manhunl in the Ozark bills and lurried n\ I tlie slaying of Crook. Ilis body was found in a shallow grave near his cabin. SpcoRlc been mo a suspect after officers found old Army discharge papers bearing his nnme In a storm- eel Ear nnar tlic cabin. A former Dorgcr, Tex., sheriff with a sharp memory \vn.s responsible for pccglc's capture. Dale Lane recognised Specgle near El ftcno, Okla., and notified officers. small but very important amount of dollar aid to increase military production programs of the Western European nations and thus speed termination of their present heavy dcpcndance on the United States. a direct supply of arms and equipment to help accelerate the strengthening of the defensive capabilities of their military forces, and the provision of u. S. technical and training assistance," New York Stocks (rinsing Am. T <t T Am. Tobacco .. Anaconda . ... Belli Steel Chrysler Quotations) 29 1-4 29 52 5-8 Cost of Airlift to U.S. Estimated nt $190 Million WASHINGTON. May 14. ttf') — The national military establishment estimates the cost to the United Slates of the world airlift at about S190.071.COO. This figure Includes Slfl.307.90t for the afr phrtt- carried nn by lh* Air FUITC- and Navy, and J8.770.r03 for the Army, which did the ground job. ' ' : _ • Cola ................ 133 1-2 Elec .............. 31 3-8 57 24 3-1 Coca Gen. Gen. Motors Int. Harvester Mont. Ward N. Y. Central ... No. Am Aviation J. C. Pemiey Radio Republic Stl Socony-Vacuum . Std. Oil N. J. ... Texas Co U. S. Steel Scars, Roebuck .. Southern Pacific 54 II 1-4 9 7-8 46 3-4 12 21 3-4 16 07 3-4 55 1-2 72 1-8 37 7-8 12 Persons Hurt- As Grandstand Section Topples INDIANAPOLIS. Intl.. May H.— </I't—Twelve i>ersons were reported injured today when a section of a grandstand collapsed nt the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The stand, an old wooden structure on tlu scnthwcft turn of the big two and a half mile track, wa crowded with approximately 5.000 fans watching the opening of qualification trials for the May 30th race. Fire righting and other eincr- Rency equipment was dispatched to tlie scene from Hie Pngoda. th center of speedway activities. More than 50.000 persons filled the stands an 1 the infield elsewhere on the erounds-today Joe Qninn. safety director of tin speedway, said the tnjuied person apparently were not hurt seriously but all were removed to an Ire^ian apolis hospital. The other person in the stands remained In thel sea Us. Time trials were halted momen tnrily while ambulances acre set: to the scene. Soybeans May il l-2l Nov. (Prices F.O.B. Chicago) High Low Close 238'= 235'. 23T.i-a: 227'-. 21- ',i 226-226 212 U 208 211'.l-',i Huge Transformer Delivered A IMS truck, rolling towards New York- with u cargo of chemicals, blew up yesterday morning. 11 spewed fire. and poisonous nan through 300 feel of the traffic-clogged funnel. Normal vehicular ir»tfla,inay be i'.'MU'i\fd tomorrow tiicu'nlMjj. t tin J. Tobln, executive director ot the New York port Authority, said nflcr nil Inspcctlou trip today thill the New York-bound Lube would l>c restored lt> service "at the car- Icsl tomorrow morning nd at the latest Monday. Tobln said, however, thut tlie tube would l>e closed (rom 10 lo 12 hours niKht for n jnnnlh or two lo permit repair work to proceed. DnmnKc may total $1,000.000, The New Jersey uil-ie was opened five hours alter the Iccl- dent. Minor explosions nnd siimll fires hampered workmen throughout lust but added little lo the already severe damage. Repairmen salil :50 feet of the tunnel's Inner ceillny would have to DC replaced. New Jersey authorities soiiRht to determine If criminal negligence, led lo the concentrated destruction on Hie underwater highway that links New York and '*c\v Jersey beneath Um Hudson Hlvcr. However, the cause of the blnst could not be pin]X>tntcd in the welter of debris. New York fire officials said atmospheric pressure In the tunnel may have touched off the truck's cargo if carbon dlsitl- phldc. Sixty-six persons, mostly firemen and tunnel workers, collapsed or staRgpred h-rOMflly r rom the tunnel's smokc-ftiSKcd depths during a five-hour battle with fire and fumes. Twenty-six were taken U. hospitals with burns or Kas poisoning None was reported In danger. Experts said only the 84 powertti blowers in the walls kept gas fumes from building up n blanket that might have turner 1 tlie tunnel Into a deadly «as chambci. The cvll-smelllnK. yellow fumes were drawn otil and replaced by fresh air before they .osl any lives. Al least 23 Irurks rumbled to nil abrupt halt In bumper to bumper confusion as a mushroom of fire siunalcd the explosion They were sprayed with flaminn chemicn! and damaged or dcst r o ed. alfalfa, Into the ground no serious dan This year farmers fall to s the seriousness of the worms dcluy control action, und this the wonns will not lie mature wl tlie crops, und arc already niov! Into cotton and alfalfa fields n evidence of causing nui Small grains, such as oats, wheat and hurley arc seriously Infested with army worms and alfalfa, clovers, vetch being saved for -seed and pastures arc Infested with the varle- Katcd cut worms. The worms arc cutting oiT the alfalfa and eutine leaves from the plants. The county agent explained that control methods were effective, and should be nscd soon. For Inrge In- fe.stt-d areas lie suuRested that poison bull be used or that the Infested area have airplanes distribute toxn- phenc or DDT on the fields. For small areas he advised scattering the poison ball around the Infested area to keep them from moving out to adjacent crops. A bait mixture recommended by his office is 100 pounds of bran, four icunds of Purls green and wutcr nough to form a sticky, crumbly nass. applied late at evening, so he moisture can be retained longer. When the bait dries Ihe worms are 10 longer attracted lo It, and the bait loses Its value. are likely to fall even further behind In Ihe 12 montlu ending June 30. 1050. Current receipts are running about $1,500,000.000 under what they were nt tho name time last year. Incoma tnx withholding*, for Instance, ar» $1,400.000.000 short of the lot*! lor the same date In 19*8. . The Semite-House commltt*«,re- iwrl thus may g'lve new Impetus t» j-" '.WYiiii'lrts >s.^nom.';, .movems.ni which has developed In the 8«n»t». It also may furnish fuel for. tha relatively few Cnpltol Hill supporters of President Truman's rcptftt- ed demand for $4,000,000,000 In new taxes. ' Both Chairman Doughlon ID- NO or the House Ways and M«sn.i Committee anil Chairman George (D-On) of the Senate Finance Committee arc lined up against new taxes at this llii)c. Senator Taft m-Ohlo), a Seimte- llousc committee member, told » reiwrter the only thing led for Congrats to do Is to cut expenses-. "President Truman could help, foul so fur as 1 know he has never uenlloned economy In any state- ncnl of policy," Taft said. "Certainly Ihe Democrats In Congress have never heard from him on that score because nearly all of them vote against any economy move." Names of Heroes Sought by County Memorial Ass'n Weather A threc-pliasc 13.333 kllovolt ampere transformer, one of Hie largest o be Installed by the Arkansas-Missouri Power Company, Is being in- Called In Ihe substation under construction near Hayti, Mo., and will bo -eady for use by the end of June, It was disclosed today. Tlic transformer veighs 52 tons and is show above before it was unloaded from the flalcar at Hayti. +— The transformer will be Used to step down power from the 110,000- volt transmission line under construction between ITnyti and the. Ark-Mo's new generating plant which is being erected near St. Francis, Ark. Caruthersvllle and other towns in that area will receive their electric current over 33,00-volt lines spreading out from the Hayti substation, it was announced by power company officials. James Hill, Jr., is president of the company, which maintains its headquarters here U; Arkansas fornc.'.il: Partly cloudy wilh scattered thundcrshowers Sun- d,ty and in northwest parts this afternoon and 'onight. Not much change In temperature. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Sunday with few scattered thundershowers west and north this afternoon, throughout most of state tonight and extreme south Sunday Locally moderate to heavy showers Biytheville. The new transformer is equipped with automatic voltage regulation devicc.s and compares in size with a three-bank single-phase transformer which Is In u.sc here. The company plans construction of a hl-linc between Hayti and Biytheville with the work scheduled for completion before Ihe end of the year. The line extensions, in cludine the substation, will cost approximately SSOO.OOO. officials said. Cost of the new power plant lias uk"ly along southern border to- change In been placed at >6,000,000. night. No Important temperature. Minimum this morning—59. Maximum yesterday—88. Sunset today—6:55. Sunrise tomorrow- -4:58. Precipitation 24 hours from 7 ».m today—none. Total since Jan. 1—T/.01. Mean temperature (midway tx- twccn high and low>—73.5. Normnl mean for May-70.2. This Date Last Vr»r Minimum this morning—51. Maximum yesterday—13. Precipitation Jan. 1 to thU date The Mississippi Comity Mcmorla A.ssocl.itlon is anxious to huv names of servicemen from this county who were killed during either World War I or II submitted soon. Cuiils J. mtlc, president said loday. Mr. Lillle said that already about 100 names had been turned In with the rank and theater of operation mentioned, but that at least that many more were scheduled lo be engraved on the marker lo be erected honoring the war dear!. Mr I.lltle explained (hat It was pnrticnlnrly Imjiortnnt that tho names be submitted prior to May 55, since special recognition of the nnmes received was to be given on Memorial Day. A total of $3,583.18 has been col- (erlcd toward the $5.000 required to coinplclr the marker. Mr. LiUle said. Collections are to continue until the total is reached. Tile contributions announced today include $10 In memory of Earl V. Hood from Mrs. Lillian Hood, and $10 each from the Jim Brown Store. Conway-Houchins. and W. R Lawshc: $5 each from Biytheville Sales Company, A S. Harrison. L. E. Isaac and Lemon's Furniture Company. $2 from cGorgc W. Stillwell and F, C. Burnett and $1 each from Gordon Harris, nnd Miss Ruth S. Holder. Guardsmen Go To Little Rock Aboard Plane Two C-47 plmie.s, with 33 enlisted man nnd one officer from Company M ol the Arknnsns National Guard, lelt Blythevllle this morning for rnngc firing nt Cnrap Joe T. Robinson ncnr Little Rock, today and tomorrow. Caiitaln Jnmes R. Recder with several otticr members of the guard unit will leave by car tonight, and live others left nt 3 a.m. this morning by truck with supplies. I1io.se who left by plane from Bly- trifvlllc Airport at 6:45 this rnorn- Ini! were scheduled lo arrive in Little Rock at Adnms Field before 8 this mornhVB, nnd practice firing wns scheduled to start at 8:30. Record firing was to be conducted tomorrow. There will be qualifying badces awarded to those qualifying with the pistol, carbine nnd rifle and Com- nanv "M" will award special awards lo Its men with the highest mark In each of NIC three divisions. The group Is scheduled to return by plnnc tomorrow at 4. p.m. The Iwo planes taking Ihe guard members lo Llltle Rock, flew from Little Rock this morning, arrived hrre at 6-15 nnd departed at 7. a.m. Lt Jnmes N. Parks was the officer leaving with the enlisted nii>n this morning. The range firing is being held In 1—22.72, New York Cotton prcparatlon to a nlanncd for in August. the summer first two camp weeks NEW YORK. Mny U. ing cotton quotations: High Low Close July ......... 327 3258 Oct .......... 2916 2898 Dec .......... 2892 2879 Mch .......... 2883 2871 May .......... 2865 2858 Ju<y ........ 2778 2771 Middling spot: 33.80N, .(N-aominaU 3262-64 2900-01 2879 2871N 2854N 2769N off 18. Assistant Secretary Of Army Nominated To Be Undersecretary WASHINGTON, May H. President Truman has nominated Assistant Secretary of the Army Gordon Gray for promotion to undersecretary with authority to run the department until a new secretary of the Army is named. If yesterday's nomination of Or»y Is approved by the Senate, he will succeed William H. Draper, Jr., who has been In charge since yesterday. Secretary of the Army Kenneth .C. Royal I resigned recently. Draper alw

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