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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 46 Blythevllle Daily Newt Blytheville Courier Blylhevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MAY 16, 1949 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Jornado in Texas Kills Four and Injures About 83 Hail Causes Heavy Damage to Wheat in Vicinity of Amarillo WASHINGTON', May 16. M>i— The Red Cross national headquarters today approfrd a 550,000 relief fund for victims of the Ttttns tornado. Water Company Officials Test New Well By William C. Barnard AMARILLO, Tex., May 16. (AP)—A skipping, whipsaw- iiig tornado chewed up a foursquare mile area in southern Amavillo last night, killing lour people. About 83 were injured. It was the first destructive tornado in the 62-yeav-olil history of this panhandle cap- Ail of 102,000 people. ' Dawn found Red Cross and volunteer workers still picking their way through acres of shambles. It looked as if a bip kitchen mixer had dipped in, stirred everything ur and then spewed it around. Although many sections of Amarillo w ere hit. the tornado's most destructive blow fell on the south- em area dotted largely with new homes of veterans. A near-cloudburst—and hailstones at large as a man's fist—added to the damage. Ambulances and highway patrol units funneled into Auiarillo from a 200-mile radius, bringing injured to the crowded hos,-.tals. Hed Cross people flew in from St. Louis. To property damage here may be added heavy loss to crops In the wheat-rich Texas panhandle. Hall such as fell here • ould de• troy (he near-ripe wheat—but ftmashed communication lines made H difficult to discover the extent of the hairslorm. Three carloads of pigs, smashed Tree from their freightrcar prisons) longress Seeks More Economy; Fights Tax Hike Battl* Takes Form To Curtail Spending And Avoid Deficit* By l>ou|las R L'ornrll WASH1NQTON, May I«. (m — A week-end rsllmatc thut the government will go W.000,000,000 into the red next year stirred up conflicting cries today for more economy and more taxes. The estimate was made for the Scimte-Hoiibc tax committee by Its staff of experts. Thfjr forecast a "modrrate" business slump, They fl«urcrt (hat World's Largest Transport Flies Over City; Two Missco Men Aboard Bj A. A. (Covler Mewa SUff Writer) NAVAL AIR STATION, MEMPHIS, Tenn., May It.— The world 1 ! largest commercial transport plane landed here this morning, bearing lit) Mid-South radio and newspapermen, or a portion of Its nation-wide flight to show the public the largest In "sky glunt.s." This four-engine, »2-ton transport, with two Mississippi Countalns nbourd, passed over Blylhevllle at »:37 o'clock thus morning, about two miles east of the center of the city. The 38 press and radio personnel, + 10 Bureau of Personnel represcn- lullvts, nnd the [light crew of 12, filled on a fraction of the space in the huge transport named'the "Constitution," _...... Robert K. Johnson (extreme rlRhl) of Oklahoma City, owner of the Blytlievllle Water Company, and per sonnel in charge of the plant, which furnishes and distributes Blythevillc's water supply, are shown her testing the new 12-inch, 1,500-loot well which now is in operation, bringing to five the number In use here. Others in the photograph are (left to right): T. W. Goforth, operating superintendent; C. W. Kapp, company manager; Paul Lipfcrd, plant operator, and Mr. Johnson. . Two Mlwc* Mel. Aboard "Space to Spare' remained because this plane will carry 180 persons in peacetime and up to 300 wartime. Two Navy DO-3's. left this Air Stttlion yesterday afternoon, carry- Ing the new.ipiiper and radiomen to St. IiOuls, Mo., to meet .he "Constitution." Aboard tlie plane on its Ulttht lo Memphis were the Courier News' representative and bam Hodges, ron- Sre TKANSl'OKT- on !•»»« U Court is Divided On Tree Speech' Individual Rights Upheld Even When People Are Aroused WASHINGTON, May 16—(yp|— The U.S. Supreme Court split 5 to 4 today in declaring the right of free speech exists even when the utterances stir people to anger and unrest. The majority opinion prompted a hot dissent by Justice Jackson that "if this court does not'temper its doctrine logic with a little practical wisdom It will convert the constitutional bill of rights Into rooted in the wreckage here. Curious sight seers thronged streets already littered with tossed roof- Aps smashed cars, shredded him- '^er and toppled trees. Some rooftops had been blown a mile. Night rescue work was carried on by the lights of cars, ambulances and trucks. Electric power was out. J The four dead had been identified. They, were:' Mrs. 'Lois Martin. 30. Eva McPherson, 56. : George McPherson, ~tf. Mrs. Charles Maserang, age unknown. The twister seemed to hit first on 28th street. It moved south. •Boofs left houses In the whirling wind and trees were uprooted and lain on their side. A record wheat crop is maturing in the panhandle, and it was feared the accompanying hail and downpour might have caused heavy crop damage. One hospital had 34 known Injured and another h.-.d 29. Most suffered cuts and bruises but some were unconscious. Louis Nordyke of the Amarillo Globe-News said officials at the Tradewinds Airport in Amarillo reported 45 planes were destroyed and that two hangars were flattened. Damage there alone was estimated at $200,000. Nordyke said Massey- Harris, biggest fr.nn implement dealer in the panhandle, reported another $200.000 damage. Most of it was In badly needed wheat combines and other harvesting equipment. Pet Is Killed In Owner's Arms jJ'Tomadoes hit elo'whcre in the lfanhandle. They kn;ck«, out telephone and telegraph lines, but the damage at places except Amarillo was believed light. State highway patrol units from Lubbock. Plainvicw. Fort Worth and Wichita Falls came to assist in rescue -ork. Gov. Beauford Jester's office at Austin called for blood plasma. In South Amarilio the twister missed the giant U. S. helium plant, located in the direction from which the twister came. Ten or more cars of a moving Santa Fe freight train were blown off the track. II was suddoly still, just before Ihe twister hit. then it was like there was a great explosion. Maury Teas;UE. a reporter for the Amarillo Globe-News, said most of the houses were leveled. Teapue's mother and father had their house blown d .wn around them. "My father was sitting in a chair holding his 16-year old dog when it hit." said Tcague. "My father was not hurt. The dog was killed." An area near Stinnett, Tex., was I hit b? a tornado. This twister destroyed three graneries on the John 1 Bcrgner farm, a barn and much equipment. suicide pact." The case involved a 5100 fine imposed on Arthur Terminiello for a speech delivered In the Chicagt Auditorium Feb. 7,1946. Terminiello appealed from an II linois Supreme Court decision up holding his conviction on a dis orderly conduct charge. The Illinois court said he made "wild, intemper ate and inflamatory utterances whicjh "tended to incite to violence agaiiist an' ansiry mob ou'Lside"/' -' Justice Douglas delivered today' majority decision. Chief Justice Via son wrote a dissenting opinion. Jus ticc Frankfurter also wrote a di-< senting opinion in which Justices Jackson and Burton concurre( Jackson also wrote a separate dis senting opinion in which justic Burton joined. Speech Caused Near Riot The Illinois supreme Court sai there was a mob of about 1,000 persons outside the auditorium. It added, "the air was filled with shouts and noLsy chanting, property was destroyed, brickbats and stench bombs were thrown at the auditorium, and both private individuals and police were assaulted." Terminicllo contended his arrest violated the constitution's free speech guarantee. Counsel for the City of Chicago argued that the guarantee does not bar punishment for utterances which tend to breach the peace. In his majority opinion Douglas .said the Chicago ordinance as construed by the state courts permitted Terminicllo's conviction "if his speech stirred people to anger, Invited public dispute, or brought about a condition of unrest." "A conviction on any of those grounds," Douglas said, "may not stand." Jackson's dissent declared that Terminiello's speech "followed, with a fidelltiy that Is more than coincidental, the pattern of European Fascist leaders." Jackson protested that the court's ruling amounls to the "abandonment of wholesome principles." he added •. "In their place is substituted a dogma of absolute freedom for irresponsible and provocative utterance which almost completely sterilizes the power of local authorities to keep the peace as against this kind of tactics." The new well Is but one phnsc of | lie company's expansion program. | larger water mains are. being put own to meet the needs of the ity ,and new feeder mains installed o provide service In newly develop- d portions of the city and in areas ecently annexed. Pumps 1,500 Gallons Per Minute Crst ol the new well was placed at $35.000. When it was tested re- lentAy over a 24-hour perioti, the .2-inch well produced water at the •ate ot 1.9CO gallons per minute us- ng a fit horsepower dual sliced moor to cerate the pump. The well was drilled by the Layne-Arkansas Company of Stutt- rart several months ago but delay was encountered in obtaining de- .ivery of the motor. When completed, the water in \\\z well rose to within 11 feet of the surface ,and during the test period when the other four wells in the system were pumping at capacity, the water level was lowered in the new well only 27 feet. Completion of the new well gives the company a maximum capacity of 5,000 gallons per minute from the five wells, which are located near Second and Rose streets antt spaced about 400 feet apart, Mr. Cnpp said. The'maximum need for the system at, this time is 1^00 gallon; -er minute arid completion of the fifth well should mean that an additional supply of water will not be needed for several years. Youth Drowns In Drainage Ditch No. 31 Fred Everett Doster. 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Doster of Dyess Colony, drowned yesterday while in swimming with two young companions at Ditch 31, about a half mile from his home. The boy.s had been swimming only a short time, when the accident occured. It appeared that tl'.e boy gave out before crossing . the ciitch and his friends could not rescue him before he had gone under three times. James Hcndon nnd "Tooter" Stcele were the other swimmers. Young Doster was a seventh grade student at Dycss. He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Alva and Bessie and two brothers. LaVcrnc and Thomas, all of Dycss. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 tomorrow at the home )y the Rev. Frank Andrews, a Keier minister.. Burial will be at the Dogwood Ridge Cemetery under the dircc- ion ot the Cobb Funeral Home of Blytheville. Luxora Farmer Dies of Wounds Family Altercation Leads to Suicide, Officers Report LUXORA. May 16-A single shotgun blast yesterday ended the life of Huey Griffin, 37, Luxora farmer, at the home of'his fiither-in-lnw, Will Griffin, three miles west of here, following what officers described as a family altercation. Coroner E. M. Holt of Blythcvllle, who with sheriffs deputies Edgar and Dave Young Investigated the shooting, reported the wound ns .self-inflicted. Coroner HoU stated that the man apparently shot himself through the head with a 12- gaugc shotgun. Coroner Holt stated that Griffin apparently ended his own life with family troubles as a possible cause. He stated that the man had been involved in a fight with his wife a short time before and had Inflicted wounds which caused the hoepllaH- z'ntlon or his wife, Mrs. Ida Griftth, who is reported in a "fair" condition • at nn Osceola clinic. She is said to be suffering from two broken shoulder bones, a dislocated collar bone and multiple cuts and bruises about the body. Mr. Holt stated that Griffin had been arrested and placed under a peace bond last week for an alleged beating of his wife. He Indicated that yesterday's altercation was UK- result of previous family trouble. Funeral Arrangements Incomplete The shooting occurred at 11 a.m. yesterday on the E. L. Bennett farm near Luxora. Mr. Griffin and nLs father-in-law both farmed for Mr. Bennett, Griffin's body was taken to the Swift. Funeral Home In Osceola, Funeral arrangements were Incomplete today. Tn addition to his wife he is survived by three sons, Alvln, Billy Ray and Bobby Lee Griffin and two da ughters, Mary Alice and, Beatrice Griffin, all of near Luxora; three sisters, Mrs. Azolla Webb of Luxora, Mrs. Quella Griffin, of Victoria, and Ouclla TsabeU of Osceola; and one brother Clarence Griffin of Lake City. York Cotton I July . I Oct. . It CO. , I Men. I May . [July . Hish . 3267 . 2913 . 2885 . 2878 . 2857 Low 3250 2897 2872 2866 2848 Close 326.i-r: 2911-13 2889 2878 28CON 2765N Water Company Files Petition For Higher Rates LITTLE ROCK, May 16—MV Application of the Arkansas Power and Light Co., for authority to construct facilities to serve the Magnolia Pipeline Company's pumping stations has been taken under advisement by the Arkansas Public Service Commission. The commission also has received a revised rate schedule from Ihe Blytheville Water Co., increasing rates by $23.000 annually. The application said the increase Is necessary because the City Council has ordered the company to make property extensions to cost $275,000. Soybeans CHICAGO, May 16. m—Soybean I quotations: High Low Close |May 240'i 2rS"j 2S8-239H • July 228 225! 3 226 r 'i iNov 213 210 ill Minimum Rate Unchanged Officials of the Blytheville Water Company Indicated several days agi the application for an increase In rates would be filed soon. The pro posed new schedule calls for In creases In rates to the larger con sumers served by the utility but does not hike the minimum rate Only a small Increase is asked In rates which apply to domestic con turners. Weather in te fiscal year Blurting July I it wutild result In cutlinc the Kovrrnment's Income by $2,100.- OO.OM and uHdlnr ihat murh tn (he S90Ci.Oofl.000 deficit predicted In l*rfsldrnt Truman's biiit^et. "That." si\ld Hoiise Democratic Lender McCormnck (Mass), "is nil the more reason for Increasing tuxi's by »4 000.000.000 a s President Truman repeatedly has MiRBfstcd." In the Semite, however, Senator Russell (D-Qa) announced that he and some other Democratic members of the Appropriations Committee arc drafting a bill to slice about IS.OCfl.OOO.OOO off federal spending. Russell said their plans were started even before the report of tl™ tux experts wns Issued. Senator Mnybnnk (D-SC) suggested the $5.5*0,000.000 European aid program as a good place to cut. Senator McKellar (D-'I'enn>. chairman of the Appropriations Committee, .snld he would "rather cut government expenditures than taxes." Rep. Woodruff (R-Mlch) told a reporter: "The President ought to take some cognizanoe of the situation and forget some of his ambitions along the lines of new and widespread social security. > "The people already are taxed about lo the limit. I'd like to know what Irgerrieraaln he feel* he could use (o reach out and ffrab W.OOO.OOfl.OOO more out of (heir pockets. Woodruff Is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, where tux bills get their start In Congress. He said he was sure enough Democrat* ,«n the committee would go along with Republicans lo prevent a tax hike. Chairman Doughton (D-NC) said he doesn't want to be put In t.he position of warring with the President. And he wouldn't forecast 'what his committee will do. But he said his own position Is well known. •When it looks like He are (re- Ing lo spend more money than we've pot," he said, "economy is In order and important." There are three courses open, Doughton said? 1. Cut appropriations; 2. Boost taxes; 3. Resort to "deficit financing," which means going deepener into debt, to pay for government expenses. And. he said, the responsibility for thr choice rests on all the members of Congress, "not on Bob Doughton and not on Harry Truman." The Research and Policy Corn- mil tee ol the Committee for Economic Development ICED) got out a statement Saturday saying that "in the present situation tile only acceptable course is Lo reduce expenditures." It said a tax boost can and should be avoided by a t2,103,OCO,ODO reduction in spending. Newsmen Aboard Navy's New Plane —Official U. S. Navy Phulo The Navy's new Lockheed Constitution, 92-ton sky giant, with about 40 newsmen aboard, WHS In the vicinity of Blythcvillo this morning en route from St. Louis to Memphis. Takes New Post Charlrn JolWf Charles Jotllff jr., newly-Rppolut- ed secretary-malinger of the Os- ccoln Chamber of Commerce, announced yesterday Mint ho would ftssume his new duties with the osceola Chamber Tuesday. Mr. JolHff was ap}>olnt<:d last month to re-plnce Harry D. Paulus who resigned as Chamber manager to accent a stmllnr position at Milan, Tenn, He was formerly athletic coach and n. member of the faculty at Manila High School, resigning that noRlLlon to accept the Osceola Chamber of Commerce managership. Jewish Appeal Brings Response $5,000 is Reported At Kickoff Dinner; $10,000 Sought Her* Over half of a »10,000 son! to Mississippi County In Ihe Jewish Appeal • Drive :was reported todn by H. H,:I*yltch; general clinlnnnn, after «'klck'-«f; v dlnncr meeting lust "Iglit. «t Temple,Isinel. Mi'. Ijcvltch salt! todivy thnl plan-s for clty-ivldc solicitation would not be coriiplotcd until the end of this week, but Hint workers throughout the county were iu>slstliiK with the solicitation. Liist night's meeting was devoted to outlining plnns (01 the drive, following nn nddrfcvi by Abe Wal- dnonr, Memphis nttorni'y. In his me-viiige to the workers Mr. WaUltieur. A worker In the Shelby County citmpiilgn, pointed out thnt the funds were being collected to Ue^> settle the displaced per.sons In Europe, nnd that the InlLlnl successes of the drive Indl- cntcd thnt by the end or this yenr s settlement of the Jews would Truman Reports Satisfaction With Spending by EGA 30 Per Cent Slmh In Dollar Shortage Seen by Middle of '49 WASHINGTON, May 16. (AP)—President Truman today forecast a 80 per cent slash in the critical dollar shortage of Europe'* Marshal! plan countries by the middle of this year. But he coupled with his re- l»rt of "satisfactory pro- gross" a warning that these nations must achieve "extensive" economic expansion and reform if they are to become independent of American aid by the end of 1952 wliim the Marshall plan dollars are due to give out. His sum-up was in a report t» Congress on the work of the Economic Cooperation Administration , during the last quarter of'1944. Mr. Truman also said that Communist advances In China have had a "disastrous" effect on the economic'and political position of Nationalist China and hud thereby limited ECA's activities. Fha>e Completed In Europe, Mr. Truman said, the ountrlcs receiving! American aid uder the Marshal! plan had lub- lantlitlly completed the "first >haso" of their Joint effort to get mck on their own economic feet. They reached, in general, the production levels they had before th« war. But, the President empha-, that Is not enough: They must far exceed their prewar production In order to pay their own way. Their ability to pay their own way comes down to a question, at the moment, of how many dollar* they have in rtlatlon to what they need and Mr. Truman reported on that in these words: Negro Woman's Body Is Found In Tenant House County and state peace officers are today Investigating the death of an elderly Negro woman whose decomposed body was found yesterday in a tenant house on the Georg» Dlllhunty farm near the Arkansas-Missouri state line . The woman was identified by Coroner E. M. Holt as Clara Brooks, about 55. she had been shot in the left eye with a pistol or a small caliber rifle, he said, and had been der.d for approximately four days. The woman's husband, George Brooks, has been reported missing since Tuesday, Coroner Holt snid, and police are seeking him for questioning. The woman's body was discovered by Mr. Dilihunty and V. M. Brister who went to the couple's home to get the Negro man to do some work. Her nude body was found lying on a bed. Corner Holt stated that the woman's body was so badly decomposed that on the site burial was necessary The Brooks' husband had lived on the Dlllhunty farm only about a week, moving there from Joiner he said. Mr. Holt quoted several Negroes that lived near the Brooks home as Baying that they last saw the woman's husband Tuesday at which lime he lold them thai Ills wife was in Lhe botptUO. Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy with scattered thunclcrshowers this afternoon. Considerable cloudine.^5 with scattered thundershowers and local thunderstorms tonight and Tuesday. Not much change in temperatures. Missouri forecast: Considerable cloudiness with scattrcd showers nnd thunderstorms tonight and Tuesday; no important temperature changes. Minimum this morning—65. Maximum yesterday—92. Minimum Sun. morning—64. Maximum Saturday—90. Sunset today—6:56. Sunrise tomorrow—4:56. Precipitation 48 hours from 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—24.01. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)— 78,5. Normal mean for May—70.2. Many Forfeit Bonds On Traffic Charges Four persons forfeited cash bonds and a fifth was fined $25 and costs In Municipal Court this morning on charges of driving while under the influence of liquor. Forfeiting bonds were Cecil B. Crowder. Wesley E. Hill nnd Shirley Cobb, $«25 each and Willie Shannon, $60.25. Fined was James Medford. In other action eight persons forfeited cash bonds on charges of traffic violations. R. W. James, Ray Downing, E. M. Reglnold, and Owen Wells each forfeited S5 bonds on charges of .speeding: Garland Andrews. Stephen Hoover and John McGee. each forfeited $5 bonds on charges of falling to stop at a trnlllc light and F. B. Ray forfeited a S10.25 cash bond on a charge of driving an aulomobtle with improper brakes and no tall light. l>e completed. The $250,000,000 campaign got Blytheville Woman Will Fly to Syria For Four-Month Visit With Relatives Mrs J. A Sallba will leave tomorrow morning by plane (or a trip back to the land of her childhood. She will leave Memphis at 9 in the morning and will arrive In Damascus, Syria. Thursday morning, Just 36 hours later. This will be a much shorter trip for Mrs. Sallba than when she left her native land 33 years ago to come to the United States by a slow boat and for a second trip on a fast ocean liner in 1947 with Dr. Saliba, their daughter, Miss Alice Saliba. two sons, Albert and Joe, and Miss Eva George of Luxora. Mrs. Sallba plans to be gone four months and will visit with her sister, a physician In Beirut, three other flsleiA and thorf families In that counUy, along with other rela- tives. She also plans to spend part of her vacation In Jerusalem. Mrs. Sallba was a Syrian nurse with Ihe American Red Cross unit In Constantinople In 1916, at the time she made plans to come to the United States. She was a graduate nurse at the head of a hospital In Beirut five years before Joining the staff of the American University Hospital there. From this position, she Joined the Red Cross Unit, which eventually led her to the United Stales. Upon her arrival In New York, she became connected with Rockefeller Center and the Board of Health. Alter a Government Intervenes In Ford Strike WASHINGTON, May 16. lift— Tile ledcrM government stepped Into Ihe Ford strike today In an effort to [ret R settlement. Walter Reulhcr, president of the CIO Auto Workers, visited Federal Mediation Director Cyrus S. Chlni; and talked with him about the strike. Coming out of Chlng's office. Reuther told a rei>orlcr, In reply to a question, that Chlng's agency conciliation service plans to "have a man there today"—meaning at the strike negotiations in Detroit. The viulon had asked the Mediation service to Intervene In the strike. Even before that Chlng told Reuther and the Ford Motor Co. In telegrams Friday that if they did not make significant progress toward a settlement within a "reasonable period," he would be obliged to enter the case In the public Interest. Reulhcr came here to attend a meeting of CIO vice presidents today and the CIO executive board sessions tomorow and Wednesday. underway n month ago In Washington, D. C., and approximately $60.000.000 wns contributed through the big gilts solicitation. Mr. Lcvltch snld today that the boost Riven the Mississippi county campaign, which started Ha campaign Just over the half-way mark, wns gratifying .and that par- llclpallon of Christian groups was particularly encouraging. He said that a second report for the campaign In this county would be available by the last of this week. Star Route Service Started to Jonesboro James O. Lcntz and his one and one-half ton pickup truck, today took over the "mall carrying" duties of the "Hull Moose." which made Its final run between Blytheville nnd Jonc.sboro yesterday. Mr. Lcntz left about 8:35 this morning nnd was scheduled to leave Jonesboro for his return to Bly- Ihevillc about 3:10 this afternoon. The Frisco's run between Blytheville and Jonesboro was abandoned by permission of the Arkansas Public Service Commission In Little Rock. ILs departure around church titne kept It from receiving any rousing farewell The train will remain In Blytheville to be used to carry "Measured against the program of the Organization for European Economic Cooperation (Europe's ow» tou recovery committee) for July 1948 to June 1M9, progiw by tb« end ot December. «M §«tt«f»ctoi7. "Reallzitlon of production vaA trude' |b*I* for tt>» ''taiM^'ittae •(which enda June 3D), 1« V1rtn»Hy assured nnd substantial 'IniproT*-, ment In Western Europe's extenul position may be anticipated. . "The total gold and dollar deflctt of the KRP (European Recovery Program) countries on capital arid cm-rent accounts In the fiscal year 1048-48 Is estimated at *5,MO,000,000—30 per cent less than the 1»4T deficit of H.800,000,000." American Aid Held EawnUml ' The President said that In only a, few countries wan the pace of the first phase of recovery lagging slightly. Yet he declared the fee- cm! phase—attainment oJ maximum production necessary to economic Independence—has "barely started," and before It ends Western Europe must boost output "far above the prewar level." "In 1947," the President's report said, "the participating countries u a group were able to pay for leu than 40 per cent of their Import* from the outside world (most ot which cosl dollars), but according to the OEEO program they expect to finance about halt from their own earnings In the current fiscal year. "Thus they still have far to go before attaining a balanced position In Iheir foreign accounts.** To win the balance, the report declared, they rnust give special attention to "the modernization of exports to suit the needs of new markets, the developments of overseas territories, the reduction of trade barriers, and the exploitation of Europe's attractions as a tourist center." "It Is because these basic changes In the economies of Western Europe- can be accomplished only gradu- ually," Mr. Truman said, "that American aid is an essential part of the European recovery program." Asiatlr countries, Mrs. Sallba return home in U» Fall, will Me Math Gets Request For NoYel Proclamation LITTLE ROCK. May 16-M't— Governor McMnth today was asked to proclaim June 18 "expectant Fathers' Day." The request was made by the Expectant Fathers' Club, with headquarters in New York City, which wrote the Governor that its aim is to teach fathers "the art of dla- Innr months stav In the I P erin «- bathing and feeding a baby." four months stay in inc | McMB(ll ex p C< . tlr)g an addition lo his own family, took no immediate action on UK matter. freight between Jonesboro. Blythcvllle and New York Stocks (Closing Quotations) Am. T and T 141 1-4 Am, Tobacco 69 Anaconda 293-8 Beth Steel 28 3-4 Chrysler Coca Cola . 53 133 1-2 Gen. Elec 37 3-8 Gen. Motors . ... Int. Harvester . .. Mont. Ward N. Y. Central .... No. Amn. Aviation J. C. Penney ... 57 1-4 ... 243-4 ... M 1-8 ... 11 1-2 ... 10 ... 47 3-8 Radio 12 Republic Stl 21 1-2 Std Oil N. J 67 3-4 Studebaker !0 1-2 Texas Co 56 5 -fl U. S. Steel 71 3-4 Government Launches Sayings Bonds Drive; Truman Speaks Tonight WASHINGTON, May 16. This Is the starting day of a government drive to sell * 1,040,000,000 In savings bonds to the public. President Truman will make a five-minute radio speech tonight at 9:23 p.m. CST as part of an hour-long program signalizing the start of the campaign, .The bond drive will run until June 30 An estimated 3.000.000 volunteer workers will tn.K'dc 250.000 newspaper carriers who will distribute literature »r,d order forms. Th»se bonds, of the Series B type, pay off $4 for each $3 invested If held for ten years before they mature. They can be cashed tn the mean time. Sears-Roebuck . Southern Pacific 31 7-8 - 41J-4 Gromyko Says "Maybe" On fast-West Harmony NEW YORK. May 16. M>l—Andrrt A. Oromyko has switched from "So" to "Maybe." "Americans and Russians caa work together If they want to," the Russia veto special and No. 1 deputy foreign minister *ald J**- terday. His comment WM made Juit b»- * fore he left by plane for Parte where the Big Pour mioitten an t» maet May 2*.

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