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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 119 BlytlwvUle Dally New BlyUbcvilte courlu BlythevUl* Herald Mississippi v«ll*j Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 1949 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Ford Workers Vote 7-1 To Strike if Necessary Workers Would Stop to Obtain Added Benefits DETROIT, Aug. 11. (AP)—Ford workers in Michigan voted overwhelmingly to strike if necessary to ~Mpt pensions, health benefits and a ^Vage increase. Virtually complete returns from a strike election supervised by the state showed today the CIO United Auto Workers won strike authority by a seven to one vote. The state labor mediation board announced the tabulation as follows : 60.585 yes; 8,710 no. The board said 219 ballots were invalidated and 403 challenged. Still to be counted were about 1,800 ballots being brought by state police from the Iron Mountain plant. The board held out about 4,000 ballots from other plants to be counted with the Iron Mountain vote. This was done because the board ruled the vote had to be counted on a state-wide basis without a breakdown by plants. Ford had asked a breakdown. About 75.0CO out of 80.000 eligible voters cast ballots in one of the blsgest strike votes in industrial history. Union leaders were jubilant over the result. Not Immediately It did not mean, however. Ford workers would strike immediately. In a statement, union president Walter Reulher said: "Tlie UAW OIO is prepared to continue negotiations with Fore Motor Company in a sincere and .genuine effort to reach a fair and HrqulUible settlement of the issues involved through down to the earth collective bargaining across the conference table. "Tlie union will exhaust even repsonanle effort to win justice foi tlic Ford workers through peacefu collective bargaining." The company in a statement de clared its position in bargaining with the union was unchanged b> the election. It warned employe, that it a strike is called it may be a long one. The statement issue' by John a. Bugas, Ford induitrla relations director, said: '••Results o].-V7!t : v\/Te are iiofcs prising in view of His manner ill which it was conducted and especially in view of the statement of the union leadership that favorable vote docs not mean a strike but merely strengthens their position r.t the bargaining table. •We ho"* that Ford employes have clearly r 1 that our offer still stands to K ew the non-economic (working conditions) provisions of thc present, contract for eighteen months with present high wages frozen for one year." Hawaii Seizes Dock Companies ClO's Harry Bridget Predicts Government's Efforts Will Fail Bv DoucLis Ix>rela« HONOLULU, Aug. 11—(/PJ—Hawaii extended government seizure to all seven of the Islands' struck stvedorlng companies today. CIO ongshore leader Harry Bridges said ie territory's effort to reopen its trlke-plugged ports will fail. Gov. Ingram M. Stalnback signed rders late yesterday to bring five Irms In the outer Islands under erritorial control. He had done the ame Tuesday for Honolulu's tiro ompanies. Actual takeover of all seven was expected to be completed oday. Striking stevedores of the CIO international Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union announced mainland support In their avowed attempt to defy government dock Deration. Bridges, president of the ILWU, :old a meeting of high territorial officials: "I'm here to tell you the Vie* President, Pretty Widow Will Meet Again In Paducah Celebration ST. LOUIS, Au». 11. W>>— ttn. Cii-Mon S .Hadler <* St. Leuia will be the (UMt of Vice Pre*i- dent Birklcjr Sunday at Pmdu- uh, Ky., at a hometown cetebra- Uon in hi* honor. She will be aceampuled by her 11-year-aid daufhler, Anne. The vice proddent'i BOn-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mr*. Max Tram, are to come with him from Washlntton. The Paducah airport will be re- dedlcated and renamed (or the city'* favorite ion. Harriman Urges Military Aid (or Europe Mundt Levels More Accusations at Hunt ^rritory Is :his strike.' 103 days. Both the not going to break It has gone on for government and the union prepared for the showdown. Stalnback warned: anyone interfering with the territory's dock operation "will be dealt with swiftly with all the force of the government." The dock seizure law, passed by a special session of the Hawiian legislature, prohibits any "concerted activity" interfering with government operation. Penalties are Seven Injured In Accident on Highway 61 Seven persons were Injured, five believed seriously, at 11:20 this morning in an --udent involving a car and a bicycle near the Sandy Ridge bridge six miles south of Blytheville on Highway 61. Attendants at Wall's Hospital identified the Injured as Johnny Hightower and an elderly woman believed to be his mother-in-law identified only as Mrs. McAlister; his sister, Mrs. Ruth Flannigan of Steele, Mo.; four children believed to be those of Mrs. flannigan and Jimmy Anders a Negro youth. The Negro was said to be in a serious condition, suffering from head injuries and the extent of injuries of the others had not been learned. According to Officer Tom Smalley, criminal investigator for the State Police, who was an eye witness to the accident, Hightower's car a 1M1 model Ford convertible, struck the Negro boy who was rid- in? a bicycle, shortly after leaving the Sandy Ridge bridge on the north side. Boy Hurled High in Air Officer Smallcy said that the fines and three months in a special appearance before WASHINGTON, Aug. 11. (/P| — Senator Mundt (R-SD) heatedly charged today that a letter written by a War Assets Administration employe to James V. Hunt, In August, 1947, was a "blatant invitation for bribery or connivance of some kind." Mundt, a member of the Senate Investigations subcommittee, spoke out after a committee investigator had read the contents of a letter which he said was written by Clarence H. Oehler to Hunt. Another letter told of Oehler obtaining for Hunt match covers with "White House" "H.H.V.," and "H. S.T." printed on them. Hunt, now a Washington business counselor, has been a prime figure In the committee's Inquiry into activities of "five percenters' —individuals who eek out government contracts for others for a fee The committee Investigation previously has developed that Hunt ordered books of match folders bearing the imprint "Swiped From Harry S. Truman." Hunt said then that he was acting at the reques' of the White House. ''H.H.V." are the initials of MaJ Gen. Hurry H. Vaughan. preslden Truman's military aide, whosi name has figured in thc Inquiry. Francis D. Flanagan, commltte investigator, aid that Oehler wa_ a warehouse specialist for the WA in the western area at the time h wrote letters to Hunt, formerly $50-a-day consultant for WAA In Washington. Oehler, now with the America Industrial Development Corpora tion of St. Ixmls, was in the roo: $500 Jatl. In the legislature yesterday, the governor asked it to determine if the law needs more strength. Pointedly, he mentioned "criminal law.s" On the union side, the ILWU asked • '! maritime union offices in Honolulu to support the strike in the same manner as the CIO Marine KBgineers. The Engineem' $Truckers Strike, Gasoline Famine Facing Chicago CHICAGO, Aug. 11—(/Pi—A possible gasoline famine faced the nation's second largest city today drivers of trucks carrying gas to filling stations went on strike. Tlie strike was voted unanimously last night at a 10 minute meeting of 1,000 members of local 705 of the API, International Teamsters Union. They decide^ because of wage dispute not to wheel their tank rigs to the 1,940 gas stations that supply the city. H. E. Wood, secretary-treasure of the local, said that arrangements had been made to supply gasollni and oil for essential purposes. V The police department, fire de Apartment, newspapers, motor bu iiue, funeral home vehicles, ambu lances, taxicabs, and livery car would get gas. Wood said. Union officials estimated th city's gas stations would run dry in three days. hip picketed by .the ILWU. Bridges and other ILWU leaders aid the ILWU will not work for he government. They plan a court est of the selklire 'law's consitut- onality. They have threatened, to pread the strike to the mainland if necessary. Negro boy and a companion whose name was not learned, were ridim bicycles along the highway and that the Anders Negro turned directly into the path of the car which was traveling north on the highway. The Negro boy was eating a sandwich at the time of the accident, he said. Officei Smalley stated that the impact knocked the Negro boy "some 15 feet in the air." And. while in the air the bicycle came apart and part of its wreckage struck the officers' car, .Officer. Snialey. .was xecutive"ix»rd to ?ya»bIngtoL^oi*W!rivrng nis car behind the two Ne- dered members'not to work' any gro boys at the time of the'acci- gro boys dent. Prank Johnson, Jr., was a False Pretense Case Sent to Circuit Court Charles P. Boyles waived preliminary hearing in this morning on Clinic Workers Busy at Dell And in Gosnell A total of 511 persons w«s i- rayed yesterday when the mobile unit of the State Health Department completed clinics at Dell and Oosnell. The clinic at Dell was held yesterday morning, and in the afternoon it was moved to Gosnell. In the morning 208 were x-rayed and the afternoon 304. At Dell, the P.T.A., with Mrs. Lamar Welborn. president, acting as chairman, assisted in the registration for the clinic. Workers other than Mrs. Welborn included Mrs. U. S. Blankenshlp. Mrs. Wiley Qrice. Mrs. Otto Bradberry. Mrs. A. E. Caldwell and Mrs. Earl Brownlee. Mrs. Lee Anderson was chairman of the registration at Gosnell. She was assisted by Mrs. D.ile Horn. Mrs. J. C. D^.l'is. Mrs. Curtis Bright. Mrs. Marvin Rast. Mi's Sammye Ferguson »nd Miss Clarice Maxwell. Tlie clinic schedule for Mississippi County will close tomorrow, after the clinic at Luxora. Today the unit is In Armorel. The clinic is sponsored by the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, and a total of 3,727 has been x-rayed during the past nine days. Mnnicip.il Court The surveys are aimed at 100 charge of ob- per cent coverage of those over M passenger in the officer's car and WRS also an eye witne.ss. After striking the bicycle, the car then le!l the highway and ran into deep ditch. Officer Callc Ambulance *' Officer Smalley stopped his car and sent the uninjured Negro boy to summons an ambulance. "I immediately saw that they were too badly Injured to talk to," he said. Officer Smalley and members of the sheriff's force are nivestigat- ing the accident this afternoon. The car bore Shelby County, Tenn.. license, Officer Smaley said. during Flanagan's testimony. More Investigations The committee also planned take the lid off evidence that lee to suspension of the Army's chem cal corps chief, Maj. Gen. Aide H. Waltt, last July 16. Flanagan said the correspondenc which he read to the committee was taken from Hunt's files. Mundt's ire was aroused when the investigator read a letter dated Aug. 15, 1947, which referred to an Aug. 7 letter from Hunt to Oehler. In £he letter, OehSer told Hunt of plans to sell in his area automotive parts worth about $100,000,000 in acquisition value. Oehler otlated or bid or odd lot sale.' The letter said "this U confiden- al Information," Flanagan said words "confidential Infornin- on" were underlined. The letter old Hunt "the time is ripe" to get ito operation. It went on to say he thought same mani'fnctur- rs and dealers "can make a good eal procuring these parts." Mundt then spoke out. He also •anted to know if there was any- ilng In the letter that offers "nny iistification for a War Assets Ad .inlstratton mploye passing along his secret information." Hunt's earlier letter quoted hin i saying "our ;ood friend Harry 1 ent me an autograph of one of ou ambassadors and asked about get ng some match covers made fo him. Oehler's reply siitd: "you larry V. wants to have match set 'or an ambassador. Okay *can do. Oehler went on to say he had long talk" in Detroit with Rufu Matthews, whom he Identified General Feldman's "right han man." (This was an apparent refercnc Maj. Gen. Herman Feldmar Army quartermaster general SUE pended by Secretary of the Arm Gordon Gray along with Wai July 16.> Tlie proposed sale of the auto motive parts then was disclosed. Oehler took the witness stan and In reply to questions said h never received any pay or proml of pay from Hunt. He told the Sen ate subcommittee he was concorne he might lose his joh with WAA a reduction of personnel. • "I was trying to build myself i with Colonel Hunt so I would ha a future job," Oehler declared. In reply to a question by Senate Hoey (D-NC), Oehler said Hui never had scliclted any of the in formation furnished to him 1 Oehler. He added: "Any information I gave Colon Hunt was of a public nature. No] of it was confidential." Hoey asked: "Did you mark confidential Just to fool Mr. Hunt Oehler: "That's right." wrote that "I direct the program." He added that "I have c*rte blanche to sell them now on ne-~ PERFECT SCHOOLGIRL— Yvonne Marsh (above), 1C. was selected in London liy six JutlKes, on the h.isi.s of beauty, siioris activities aiul scholarship, as Urltuin's perfect schoolgirl. M/ssco Electric Co-Op Group To Hear McMath Here Monday Governor Sidney McMath will address the members or the Mississippi County Electric Cooperative, Inc., nt the ninth annual meeting wliieli is to be held here Monday afternoon in the grandstand nt Walker Park ,it wns announled today by H. C. Knappenbcrg, maunder. Sub-Committee Approves New Farm Program William Rogep, chief comml^t« counset;>*»jrlhg he was " reading .questions submitted by Hunt's attorney, asked Flanagan If there was any indication Unit Hunt ever paid Oehler any money. "None that we found," Flanagan answered. County's Polio Case Total Increases To 134 After Lull Earlier in the Week Osceo/o Soon To Become City Of First Class Ordinances to orticiaUy designate Osceola as a city of the first class wer* discussed informally by thc aldermen at the City Council meeting In Osceola last night and will be presented at the September meeting for formal action, it was announced this morning by Mayor Ben Butler. A special census wns made recently in Osceola and population gains registered since the 1940 population count by tlie U. S. Census Bureau entitle the citj to advancement from the second to the first class. Designation of Osceola as a city of the first class will result in the creation of a municipal court and the selection of ft municipal judge to preside over the new court. In cities of the second class, the mayor presides over the city court. Poliomyelitis, although apparently* on the decline in Arkansas, toolt a sudden upsurge in several counties Tuesday and Wednesday, In- eluding Mississippi County, where two new cases and five previously unreported cases brought the total number of cases from 127 to 13*. The new cases were Sarah Ellen Bateman. 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Bateman of 1005 West Dixie Street in Blytheville, who was taken to the University Hospital yesterday; and Betty Asque, four, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Asque of Promised Land. Previously unreported was Doneita Brady, three-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Brady of Manila, who Is being treated at home. Johnnie Brazeal, 13-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Tracey Brazeal, 700 Park Street in Blytheville, and Patsy Jeanette, six, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Salreen of 355 Division Sreet, were reported as a post-polio victim, as was Cathrtne Melton, one-year-old dau- ehler of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Melon of Manila. /ictlm, as was Catherine Melton, me year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Melton of Manila. Mrs. Fill Attends Conference V/ASHINCiTON, Aug. 11 >— A State's Aluminum Company, Labor May Get Together LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 11. (P>— Reynolds Metals Company and the CIO United steel Workers of America may resume negotiations next week. I But the company has refused to reopen Arkansas bauxite mines and : aluminum plants, where 1,600 union j workers went on strike Aug. 1. during the negotiations. | A union proposal lo extend the old contract until Sept. 15 and re-, sume work was rejected yesterday by R. S. Reynolds, Jr., company president. However, Reynolds informed the the union "if your committee is compromise farm program for next year won unanimous approval today of a bl-partisan Scnato Agricultural Bublomtnittce. The new group' struck out all remaining provisions lor "production payments" proposed by Secretary of Agriculture Brannan as part of his overall new farm program. Brannan suggested this elimination last week-end after thc House previously had killed off a proposed trial run limited to a few farm products. Senator Anderson (D-NM). chairman of the seven-man subcommittee, said the compronii.se bill wil be considered Saturday by thc fnl 13-member Agricultural Committee Approval by that group appear: likely because the subcommittee I. a majority of thc full croup. Tlia would send the measure on to tin Senate. -+ The meeting is to get underway ,t 1:15 p.m. with a bustjiess ses- lon which will include the election if officers nnd directors for the ^operative which Is serving more arm houses In one county than \ny other utility In the nation. Mr. Kappenb^rjer- said that the ^operative has tipproxirnutely $1,- MO.OOO Invested^- In 800 miles of incs serving h»rc thun ;j.OOO cns- omers. • The 'area allocated by the Arkansas Public Service Commls- Official Says Arms Necessary to Meet 'Ruthless' Enemy WASHINGTON, Aug. 11. (AP) — W. Avercll Harriman, Marshall Plan ambassador to western Europe, said today the U.S. faces a "determined, riithlr-ss and persistent" opponent In Russia, and urged full npproval of the adtninlstra- tlon's $1,450,000,000 foreign arms program. "These forces must be met with equal determination and perseverance," he. told the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees. "We cannot relax with early successes." Hfirrlnmn said he has been "gravely concerned over the threat to frctlom nnd peace" that Is posed by Russia, and added: "I am totlity convinced that through the actions we have taken and are proposing to take, the maintenance of peace and freedom Is within our reach." Harriman, who once was ambassador to Moscow, said it Is his conviction thai U.S. security "can be immeasurably Increased" by arming the military forces of western Europe, "In looking iit the world today. I feel that we need strong and vigorous partners of like mint! and Intent Ion," Harriman said. "The North Atlantic treaty gives us this association They are vigorous people, but they need help in rebuilding their strength." No Delay Harriman .said there must be no delay In sending American arms and military equipment to the North Atlantic pact nations. He added: "If we put. off action on the proposed assistance today, or reduce tt materially, doubts might well artne again; the subversive elements, th« apjKMiscrs and those who would rely on neutrality would attempt to undermine the present determm*- tion nnd confidence." Backers of the arms program have been cheered by: 1. Word that Senator Taft (R- QhlpvjTOn'l Jf.d a .fisiht "g?l,nsj Jti '' Tax Equalization Board to Begin '49 Sessions Monday ston to the cooperative covers rip- iroxlmately one-third of the county. Much of the con.structlon under fty by the utility nt this time Is UiR centered on stepping up the capacity of the lines tn order to carry sufficient voltage to meet the demands of thc customers. It v,'as estimated, that approximately 1.000 of thc 3,600 fnrm fam- Ilic6 served by tho cooperative will be re p rc.se] i tc tl nt the nnntial meeting Monday. K. A. Holers lleuris Unit F. A. Rogers, Blythevlllc, Route 2, Is president of thc Mississippi County unit, niul other officers Include: Charles R. Coleman, Osce- oln, vice president; S. E. Sc^rnve Luxora, .^ccretary nntl treasurer. Serving with the three offlrc on the agency's board of directors are: Lloyd Shclton, Osceola, Route 3; Charley Lutes, Blythcville, Route 2; B. B. Thrclkcld. Manila. Route 3; .Jr'in P. Bearden, Lonchvillc ,1. B. Jnhnson. Osceola. Route 3 Clnurlc Duncan, Blvthevllle, Routn Initial meetings of the Mississippi County Tax Kquall/Dillon Hoard for 1949 are scheduled ror Monday and willing and duly authorized to mectl an Tuesday of next week in O.sceola, 3; W E. BlythcvJllc. Route 1; and C. W. Garrigan, Ulytheville Route 3. Preliminary plans for the annual meeting vrere discussed by the directors at their quarterly meeting on Wednesday and Tniir.sday held June 20 In Approximate'' awards nrc to he distributed at the Hotel Noble. BO merchandise taining property under false pre- years old. in order that tuberculosis lense and was ordered held to await Circuit Court action with bond set at S300. Bjyles is charged with writing checks to a number of Blytheville bu.-iness men under the pre- tensp that he had an account at a Blytheville bank. It later develop- may be stopped in its Initial stages. CHICAGO. Aug. 11—M>j—Soybean ed. however, that he had no account j Dec the bank. j May I May quotations': Nov Weather High Low Close JWi 236U 236 s ; 239^ 23« 236'i 238 235'« 235 n i 234»; 232ti 232'j House Approves 75 Cent Minimum Wage Legislation WASHINGTON, Aug. 11. lift — The House passed today •> bill to raise from the national 40 cents an minimum wage hour to -75, as Arkansas fortraM: Partly cloudy lh^ afternoon .tonight and Friday; a lew widely scattered afternoon And evening thundershowers; not much change In temperature. Missouri fortci-it: Generally fair Ihtf afternoon, tonight and Friday; a little warmer west and north New York Stocks Closing Quotations: A T int T 144 T-» Ainer Tobacco 71 Anaconda Copper . 29 3*8 Beth Steel Chrysler . foca Cola partbn thus afternoon: continued j G»n Elrrtric warm Friday; low temperatures Gen Motors 70-75, Wall Friday, 90-95. Montgomery Ward Minimum this morninif-73. N Y Central Maximum yesterday- 93. In! Harvester . ... Sunrise tomorrow—S:I» N'ttional Distillers Sunset today—«:W. Republic Precipitation 2H hours to 7 a-m. Radio . today—none. Socony Vacuum Total since Jan 1—37.15. Studebaker Mcau temperature union ay be-(Standard of N J —"-i hi«b. u>d Vow)—M. tTrt»» Corp 27 3-* 91 3-4 140 37 5-8 62 53 1-4 10 3-4 2S 20 1-8 Republic Steel JO 11 1-4 15 3-4 asked by President Truman. The roll oil vote w.vs 361 to 35. The measure went to the Senate, where a similar minimum wage bill Is pending. Tlie Senate has sel the measure aside repeatedly for other legislation, however, and 11 It uncertain when the bill may be called up for debate there. The House action was, In a sense a victory for the administration The bill carried the n-ccnt minimum advocated by the President Secretary of Labor Tobin, and representatives of major labor organ' rations. However, it also carried substantially the revision of coverage pushed by a coalition of Republican! and Southern Democrats. While boosting the minimum, the bill also stands to take perhaps oni million workers out from under its protection. The legislation was written by Republicans and Southern Demo rrats hut amended In one vital spo 61 7-8 I by administrative M T-« ' 7*-oent te»tur». supporter*—the " . , «*M« vii wuuiLt'AUily anu i injlMi.iv with us to negotiate a complete i th mcmhm wl] , 1)C > ,„ U | y | hvllk ., it | meeting Mr. Kry.ppcnbj.rgcr nn- contract In all respects for the duration of at least one year he would make necessary arrangements. The union, through Charles E. Smith, union district sub-ciircctor. Another unreported case was that | ' )l(e( i tnat . | s was authorized and of Jimmie Charles Ellis, one, son | If , a(i y ^ "negotiate a complete A. Ellis of j agreement covering all Issues." Arkansas Labor Commissioner c. of Mr. and Mrs. C. This child, a brother of Nancy Ellis who was stricken with j Ki Cal i. Jr . inlormed Mediator C. V. polio on June 27. was taken to Uttle E mor y, Tulsa, okla., of the developments. Call said he believes negotiations can resume next week. Thc union Is seeking a 12 1-2 cents an hour increase and other concessions. In Hot Springs, Deke Davis, president of Local 332, USW, said donations of cash and food for a strike fund were requested yesterday in Malvern and that similar donations will be requested today In Hot Springs, on July 2 for treatment of an injury believed to have been caused by a fall, but on July 7 the case was diagnosed as polio, and now the child is In the Children's Convalescent Center at Jacksonville. Both legs and one arm are paralyzed. Mrs. Annabel Fill. North Mississippi County Health Nurse, returned yesterday from a special polio conference at the University of Arkansas' Medical School In Uttle Rock. She reported that seven of Mississippi county's victims were still in respirators in Uttle Rock. Dr. A. M. Washburn, director of the Communicable Disease Division of the State Health Department, pointed out that during the epidemic In Arkansas, Mississippi County had been the hardest hit. A break-down on the statistics of the epidemic showed that S3 per cent of tile patients were under four years old, 27 per cent were between the ages of four and nine; 11.6 per cent were between 10 and IS years of age, and 83 per cent of the patients were over 15. Three Tjpw «f Ca»es Up until August 1, the reports showed that 326 males, or S»» per cent of the total, had been stricken, and that 42,3 per cent of the total or ?1» had been female p* tienls. and that S9.7 per cent or ii» (as compared to M) ha<l *•• rouo «• *-as announced Ivy. deputy todav by assessor. Thomas t, Ic washing machine. 25 quarter horsepower electric motors and other electric appliances. The board this ycnr will revi-iw assessments filed with Herbert Shippen of Osceola, assessor, ami his deputies on personal proju-rty throughout thc country, and on city real estate. Rural real estate last year for a two- year period. WASHINGTON. Aug. II. Board Members will scnct out | John J MrCloy, U.S. high commls- notlces to all property ov-ncrs whose j sinner fr.r Germany, talked over his German Press GiVen Freedom, McCloy Says ary chiefs. Tafl, chairman of the GOP policy :omm!ttec, told a reporter he prob- ihly will vote against the plan of g friendly nations. But hfl idded he will not spearhead the opposition as he did against the North Atlantic treaty. Taft came lowhcrc near winning his fight on he pact but he gave it plenty at rouble. The foint chiefs of staff— General Dinar N. Bradley of the Army, Ad- uiral Louis E. Dcnfeld of the Navy, nnd General Hoyt Vandenberg of the Air Force added words of firm iupport yesterday. They gave closed-door re|»rtJl to the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committee.:, and the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The committees are studying the President's arms program. Connally Confident Chairman Connally (D-Tcx) of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said he is confident the Senate will approve the entire amount It wonl'l be used for rearming the North Atlantic pact nations in addition to Iran. Greece, Turkey, Kore» and thn Philippines. One group of senators headed bj Senator Vlindenberg (R-Mlch) la- ors a stop-gap program until the 4orth Atlantic defense committee comes Into being and recommend! defense plan for western Europe. This situation, senators said privately. hnr. thrown thn Michigan Senator Into opposition with his nephew. General Vandenberg. General Vandenb'crg is reported to have told senators that he Is op- [josed to any stop-gap measure, ite Slack Bradley and Dcnfeld In their argument that the entire amount is needed to give western Europe the necessary arms for defense. assessments have been increasd. Mr. Ivy said, and later the property owners will have an opportunity to appear before the board and discuss the assessment Ilgurcs. Members of the board are: vv. W. Prewett of osceola, chairman; th c Rev. M.R. Griffin of Dell. Byron Morse of Blythcvlllc, W. P. problems with President Truman nnd quoted the ['resident as having said: "You have some insoluablc problems and so have I." McCloy told reporters he was not too concerned about the rise of more "assertive" attitude by the Gr-rman people and the press j Hale of Osceola, nnd the Rev. R. "In many ways this Is healthier ' E. L». Bearden of Lcachvllle. than no reaction at all," he said. U.S. Gets Stern Warning from Hoover PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. II. W) —The nation today had the sober warning of Its only living former president that.Its spending policies, 11 unchecked, will rob posterity of Its Inheritance. Former president Herbert Hoover, In a significant address, asserted last night that the United States "is blissfully driving down thc back road to collectivism it top speed." "We luve not had a great socialization of property," he said, "but we »« on the last mile to collectivism throuch government collection and •pendtnc of thc savings of the The country 1 ! president from 1928 to 1»M spoke before an estimated The occasion was his 75th birth-1 "Thc American people have solv- day celebration, sponsored by thc led many great crises In national university In tribute to Its most la-1 life. The qualities of self-restraint, mous son, a graduate of its first class In 180S. President Truman's message of congratulations and good wishes was among the thousands which came from all over the world. In his talk, broadcast by the four major networks, he said: "My word to you. my fellow cltl- wns, on this seventy-fifth birthday Is this: The founding fathers dedicated the structure of our government to secure thc blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. We of thla generation Inherited this of integrity, of conscience and courage still live in our people. It Is not too ia'.e lo summon thr^e qualities." As-sailing new federal and state propo.sals for spending taxes, he said: "Along this roaci of spending, the government either takes over, which Is socialism, or dictates institutional and economic life, which is fascism." He said "the American mind is troubled by th« growth of collectivism throughout the world." The "few hundred thousand Communists and their fellow travelers Bank Teller Sentenced For Theft of $43,543 CHICAGO. Aug. 11. HV-A bank teller who plcadort guilty to a charge of squandering $43,543 o! tank funds on horse races today \vns sentenced to prison for a yeai ant] one day. Federal Judge Michael L. Igoe .mposert the prison sentence on John HaRcnaucr. 38. former chief teller of the Oak Park Trust and Savings Bank. Hagenaucr, father of two children, was arrested Tuesday after he confessed the shortage to bank officials. Prosecutors said Haeenauer. employed by the bank more than 20 years, was trapped because he went on a vacation recently. During his absence the bank substituted a mechanical system of bookkeeping for thc old pen and ink method and thc shortage was quickly discovered. Tlie teller tolrt authorities he began embezzling money by Juggling 20 different accounts at the bank. Hhc waived indictment and elected to stand trial without » jury. precious blessing. Yet as spend-1 In this country" he termed ft "mii- 1049* penoTU on thc Stanford Uni-1 thrifts we are on our wny to rob | sauce" who require attention but ot 1U tnlmiUng*. | who cannot destroy lie republic. N. O. Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Aug. Cotton quotations: Oct 2088 2978 Deo 298f 2980 Mch 298) 2977 May 2969 i9«4 July 3813 2904 31)88 2985-9G 2980 296S-69 290*

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