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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND aOOTHEAST kdSBOORI VOL. XLV—NO. 48 BlytheviU* Dally New* BiyUMYillt Courier BlyUMvill* Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 1949 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS •telephone Rate Boosts Sought For Blytheville Arkansas PSC Gets Petition for Second Hike in 12 Months Telephone rates sought for Arkansas in a petition filed today by the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company with the Public Service Commission in Little Hock would, il granted, boost the rates In Blytheville 75 cents per month for users of one and • two-party lines, and 50 cents per month for the four-party lines. The rate for business phones in Blytheville would be Increased from $6 to $7.50 per month, and the hike would be eVen greater for business phones served from rural lines where the charge will be $5 per month, which compares with the present rate of $3.75. The 'charge for rural ones to residences will be the .me as for four-party lines with- Blythevllle. The figures represent the increase from rates which were authorized in September last year on a temporary basis. Prior to that time the business phone rate in Elythevtlle was *5. while the residence phones Legionnaires Protest Utility Rate Increases Members of Dud C«son Post 24 of the American Legion, at a weekly meeting in the Legion Hut last night, went on record u opposing telephone and water rate hike* In Blythevllle. Members of the post authorized Commander James Niersth- elmer to present the protests to the State Public Service Commission charging that the proposed hikes are out of line In view of the fact that prices, In general are declining. Acheson Terms E. German Vote Rejection oi Reds Indications Show Many 'Yts' Votes Due To Fear of Soviets Homes Destroyed By Tornado cost $2.50 for a one-party line; $2.25 for a two-party lines, and J2 for a four-party line. Six Exchanges In County Blytheville is listed in the Southwestern Bell's uniform rate schedule as a Class V city, one in which the number of phones exceeds 2,500, but Is less than 5,000. The same rates apply for Class VI cities, those with more than 5.000 but fewer than 10.000 telephones, except that the business phone rate In the Class V cities Is $1 higher. The proposed new rates for Osceola, which Is a Class IV city In the rate schedule, will be *6.75 per mouth for business phones; $3 50 for oneparty-rejidence lines; $3 for two-party lines, and $2.50 for four- party lines; $4.5fl for rural business telephones, and $2.50 for rural residence telephones. f.- Dell, Luxora, Wilson and. Joiner V»r» in the Class I group and the rates for telephones served through these exchanges under the new schedule would be: $5 for business phones; *3 for one-party residence. lines, and »2.25 for four-party residence lines. Two-psrty lines are not Used in the Class T group. Rural business phones in Class I towns rural residence phones, $2.25. Manila and Leachvillc and other ^wtions of western Mississippi County, and most of Pemlscot County in Missouri are served by other telephone companies. Many Waiting for Phones In Bjytheville and vicinity the Southwestern Bell has 4.128 customers with 350 on the waiting list In Blytheville and about 175 in the rural sections served by the exchange here, it was indicated today by Truman Scott, manager of the exchanges serving this section of northeastern Arkansas. In Blytheville 512 of the residence customers are served by the one-party lines; 4» have two-party lines, and 862 use the four-party lines. The proposed rate schedule for Blytheville (Column 1) In the following table is compared with the temporary rate (column 2) authorized by the Arkansas PSC last September ,and the former rate. Bell Asks 3-State Phone Rate Hike Second-Round Boost Sought in Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri ST. LOUIS, May 18. (/Pi— The Southwestern Bell Telephone company asked tod-iy for authority to Increase its rates a total of about $10,660,000 In Missouri, Arkansas and Kansas, the company announced. Applications were filed with regulatory commissions in the three states. The requests are iu addition to increases granted during the past year or now under consideration. Generally, the greatest Increases are sought In the larger cities. The amounts asked In local exchanges vary between exchanges and by classes of service. The company said the new rates, f granted, would increase the company's gross revenues about $5,000,000 annually in Missouri, $2,200,000 in Arkansas, and $3,460,000 In Kansas. The company's territory also Includes Texas, Oklahoma and a small part of Illinois No 'further rate iiike will be sought In Oklahoma or Illinois at this time. In Texas, rates are subject to approval by municipal authorities. Seek Investment Funds M. L. Pearcy, general manager of the company, said further increases are necessary in Missouri, Arkansas and Kansas because of "a low rate of ea.nlngs at a time when the company must attract millions of dollars in new Investment funds to expand and improve the service." The company disclosed it is increasing rate for directory advertising in the three states. "It us ex- ;actert that ••this may increase revenues by"- several hundred thousand dollars, In Missouri, and by .a small percentage in Arkansas and Kansas," a spokesman said. Pearcy said "we can fulfil our public obligation only by providing more facilities, but we can't build the buildings or build, Install, and construct the plant needed to give the service unless we can attract the money." In the three states, he said, trie company has a total 37.000 unfilled orders tor telephone service, and new orders are coming; in at the rate of 16,500 every month. The company has obtained rate Increases in the three states during the past year. The Arkansas Public Service Commission granted a temporary it crease of $1,755,000 annually last Sept. 25. WASHTNGTON, May 18. OP) — Secretary of State Acheson said today the outcome of Sunday's vote In the Soviet Zone of Germany Indicates the people overwhelmingly rejected the Russian - sponsored unity program. Acheson made the comment at his news conference. He sntd Soviet reports Indicate that 40 per cent of the voters turned down the Soviet proposal in the terms submitted. Tlie Germans were given the choice of voting for a ha/id-picked slate ot candidates for election to a "People's Congress" for Eastern Germany, or of voting against it. Acheson said we have always taken the position that elections carried out by submitting a single list and allowing only votes for It do not even remotely approach free elections. He added that It lakes extraordinary courage on the pnrt of the population to Indicate displeasure under these conditions. After noting that Soviet reports show 40 per cent of the votes were negative, he said this indicates to us that the population in the Eastern Zone is overwhelmingly against the program which was submitted to it. Itrd Strategy Suffers BERLIN, Mnv 18. W)-Eastern Germany's 4.000,000 votes against Communism may have thrown pni- vel into the gears of Soviet strategy at the four power talks In Paris opening Nfonday. The Communist-; claimed a 'tremendous victory" in the east Ocr- mnn election, but the fact that one-third of the voters went against them clearly was a.s staggering a blow to them as it was a surprise to every body else. As a result Ihe Soviet Union mny pause, now. nnd reappraise Its plans of action in the Paris conference. For Instance, she must welsh new factors in deciding what position to take on any proposal for withdrawn! of all armies of occupation from Germany. Before the election, the Russians had been reporter! as favorine withdrawal by both East and West w -~ cupation forces, presumably with the idea ihat Etst German Com- Homes were either destroyed or heavily damaged In this area the night of May 16, when a tornado struck the southwestern ' corner of Amnrlllo, Tex. Five persons were killed and more than eighty Injured. (AP Wlrephoto.) Texas Floods Recede, Leaving Seven Dead and 13,200 Persons Homeless (Column 3) which force since 19*2. had been In I Type Service *l-Parly 2-Party 4-Party Business Rural biz. Rural res. I $3.75 3.25 2.75 7.50 5.00 2.75 2 $3.00 2.50 2.25 6.00 3.75 2.25 3 42.50 2.25 2.00 5.CO 3.00 2.00 Acheson Sees Dangers to Peace in Asia WASHINGTON. May 18— (iTl— Secretary of State Acheson said todaj that "there arc serious dangers to world peace existing in the situation In Asia." But he ruled out. at least for the time being, any United States participation in pact. a Pacific defense Asked at his news conference what specific dangers he sees in Aislatlc conditions, the secretary of stflte declared he thinks It Is plain that the dangers are those which revolve around the present disturbed conditions in China. Acheson took up the question of a Pacific pact modeled on the North Atlantic Treaty bccavise he said there have been a number of "public suggestions" for such and undcr- ,> taking. He did not Arkansas Petition Filed In connection with the filing of bile petition with the Arkansas Public Service Commission in Little Rock today, R.L. Bankston, division manager for Southwestern Bell, said that the proposed new local and Sec PHONE RATE on Pace 11 Leftist Members Of Parliament Fired from Party LONDON. May 18. (&}— Two left- wing MP's were tossed out of the Labor Party and five other members were fired from parliamentary posts today for flouting the party leadership. Konnl Ztlliacus and L J. Solley, who consistently have fought the government's foreign policies, were [ired out of the parly. The other five were disciplined for ignoring government orders to support a bill guaranteeing that Northern Ireland maj stay In the United Kingdom. Ztllicus recently was refused a visa for an American speaking tour with former Vice President Henry A. Wallace. The Labor F rty said the two left wing members were expellee in vic\\ of all their activities anc speeches." Comir.entiug. Solley said: "I have fougl the Tory (conservative) foreign policy as enunciated by Mr (Winstonl Churchill at Fulton. Mo.' Both Solley and Zllliacus had been endorsed for reelection by thi Labor Party executives of thel munists were strong enoviph lo seize control of any centra! German government embracing all zones, either at once or Inter. Many Say "No 1 * But In the voting Sunday nntl Monday in the Russian Zone, 12.024.221 voters ea.st valid ballot-i. They had the choice of votinir for a hand-picked stole of candidates for election to a "People's Congress" (Soviet-style parliament) (or Eastern Germany, or voting against tho ticket. Yet 4,080,212 pcrpons voted "no" as evidence that they didn't want Communist mle. There arises .then, this obvious nuestlon: In an area swarming with Soviet troops and Communist spies, how many voted for the Communist slate, although actually wish- Ing they had the courage to vote against it? The one-third "no" vote enormously strengthens the hands of he United States. Britain and >ance in the Paris meetings. They ow will face the Russian strate:?- sts knowing that West Germany's 16,000.000 inhabitants are solidly op- josing Communism, and at least third of those under Russian rule don't, like It any better. Warehouse Is Gutted n Little Rock Blaze LITTLE ROCK. May 18. W)—A lonstructlon company warehouse was gutted by an early morning ire here today. Two firemen were nlured fighting the blaze. A soaring mass of flames greeted fire fighting companies arrlv- ng at the sccr.e about 2 a.m.. The blaze raged out of control for several minutes. Capt. W. I. ORlcsby and truck driver E. A. Smith were Injured FORT SMITH, Tex., May 18. M')* Flood waters which swirled over i Brcat chunks of Fort Worth slowly receded today. 'Iliey . left seven known dead, damage in the millions, and a difficult job of sufe- gaurding health with a crippled water supply. An estimated 13.200 were homo- less, slaying In public shelters, with relatives or friends . Fourteen persons were killed and more than 100 Injured In three days of turbulent weather that hit parts of west and north Texas and Oklahoma. Tile count wits seven drowned and 30 treated at hospitals here; five dead and 83 Injured from a tornado nt Amarlllo Sunday niRht; on<- dead and nine injured from twisters In Oklahoma, and one dead nml at least 12 Injured In West Texas tornadoes. HMs Bull F.irk Nine of the Injured In Oklahoma were wnlrhlng n Softball game al Meeker. Okla.. lust nhlit when a tornado dloped hito the crowd. An elderly grandmother wss killed by a,twister Ihat struck near Pour. Trx.. last nl^rit nnd a farmer in Okltiliomn was killed bv a forniv do thai bounced Inln the Sooner state from Strntforrt. T"X. As Port Worth strn»"led back to normal It faced this situation: Areas west, north and enst, of th? business district under water. All schools closed and Ihe north. Summer School Plans Revised Five-Week Session Is Scheduled Here For 100 Teachers The Blytheville School Hoard, In a called session, yesterday, reversed previous decision to close the high school building to teachers planning .a summer school training center, and Mnx B. Reid, president of the Ixiard, said that authorities conducting the Instruction \vrre being notified of the avalllblllty ot the building. W. B. Nicholson,' superintendent of the schools, explained today that the board's first decision was based on the fact that repairs would keep the building out of condition for the school for teachers, but Ihat the board wns now working out plnus for shifting the repair work so that It would not Interfere, or cause a minimum of interfcrcnc* with the classes being conducted. The proposed training center here Is being conducted by Arkansas State Teachers College of Conway, east and west sections of town cut | nl]l \ about 100 teachers are expected M'Cloy Gets High Commissioner's Post in Germany World Bank President To Represent U.S. in Non-Military Control WASHINGTON, Way 18. W— President Trumaii today appointed John L. McOloy to be United Stales high commissioner for Germany, McOloy Is resign Inn as president of the world Bank to take on the assignment. Directors of the World Rank circled Eugene Black, mm' * illi re- lor, RS president to succeed Mo- Cloy. 'I'ho White House said Ilic resignation will become effective no Inter thnii July 1. II also nnlrt that McOloy will lake under "eiii'ly advisement" development of plans for the transfer of responsibility for no-mlHtiu^r aspects of United States oi'cupa- lion ot Germany from tho Army to the Bluto Department and Hie Economic Cooperation Administration. "This transfer will tnko place on or about the limn ot tho eslttbllsh- mcnl of the German provisional government," Ihe announcement Mild. lllill) commissioner to Oonnnny will be n new |H>st. Will Kurt Military Control Tlio United States, Drltnin and Framrc have made pluus lo give the Clcrmans In their occupation /.ones H large, decree of re.sponsl- billly for governing themselves. Gets New Post John J. McOloy (above) today was appointed by President Truman to be U. S. high commissioner for Germnuy. He resigned as president of the World Him It to take the new i>ont in the Impending non-military allied control set-up for Germany. (AP Photo.) Wllli control t!u- .shift, strictly military will end. Commissioner* Attorneys Leave For Convention Court Reorganization Plan to Be Presented At Hot Springs Friday About hulf of the memt>ors of the Dlylluivlllo Bur Assoelntlon will Russia Accused Of Seeking New 'SubtleBlockade p Soviets' Demands Slow Truck Traffic Through Red Zone By Daniel d* Luce BERUN, May 18. Wv-American official* charged today that Ru*s!a la seeking to relmpoM a "subtle blockade" of Berlin. O. A. Di*, American military gor- ernment transport expert, hurriedly left here by car to Investigate why ISO Weat German truck* ar« now held at Helnwtedt on the Soviet Zone frontier. Official reports said tlio frontier euiird.s were demanding suddenly thul. truckers present written permits from the Soviet-appointed East Oermnn Economic Commission for entry of nil cargoes, whether consigned to Wc.it Berlin or East Zonal polnt.i. Tho Ruxslnju also claim the right to control nil exix>rta from West Derlln. This clnlm has blocked rail and truck shipments westward. The Soviet claims—if accepted by the- Western allies—would enable the Russian military administration to control the volume and character of nil West Berlin's land-born* commerce with Western Germany. A veteran American officer commented: "This Is the 'nubile blockade' beginning all over again, designed to reduce the allies In Berlin to the name those who had put forward such suggestions but President Syngman Rhee of the American-sponsored government of Korea has been Interested in n defense treaty with the United States nnd Ambassador Wellington Koo of China said nftcr n meeting with'Acheson last week that he had suggested such a project, C. of C. Meeting Delayed The meeting scheduled for Thursday afternoon for the directors of the Chamber of Commerce has been postponed n week. J. L, Gunn. president, announced today. The meeting will be conducted In the Chamber of Commerce Office at 3:30 p.m., Way 26. own constituencies. The sacking of the five other from their parliamentary jobs wa snld reliably to have >een on th direct order of prime minister Att lee. All five an praliamentary sec rctarles to government ministers. New York Cotton NF,W YORK, May 18. W)—Closin cotton quotations: Hl"h Low Close Jly 3246 3237 3244-4 Oct 2915 2902 2915 Dec 2R91 2877 2891 Mch 2874 2?68 2879N May 2858 2849 28S8B Jly 2771 2763 2769B Mfddlins spot: 33J9N, off 7. (N nominal; B-bld.) off from downtown for alltomnbllc travel and Isolated from city bus transportation. Snarled traffic, blocked highways, power line breaks, a flooded water plant, a water supnly thnt officials say will take three days to make normal. Water In this blK catt'e shlp"lna center was an acute problem. Residents were warned not to ''rink H- unless It had been boiled. Free typhoid shots were available to those who had drunk "questionable wa- lo participate in the school. The five-week course Is scheduled to start June 6 and continue through July 8. The invitation to participate In from the three governments will deal with tho German government. However, occupation troops will continue to be kept In Germany. The White House announcement said that McOloy will be "the sn- premo United Stairs authority In Clprninny," and adlixl: "Subject to consultation with and ultimate direction by the President, he will be under the ImuicdlKtc mip- crvlslon and direction of the ROC- rclnry of stale. Ho will have the authority to exercise all the governmental functions of the United States In Gnrmnny, other thnn tho command of tho United Stntes occupation forces. He will represent Ihe United Slates on the Allied STlfrh Commission for Germany (United Stales - United Kingdom France) when established and wll exercise tho appropriate functions of a chief of mission, class one within the meaning of (he Forclg Service Act of August II. 1949," McCloy also will lie Ihe representative of the ECA in annually, under the supervision of EOA Administrator Paul G. Hoffman and roving EGA Ambassador \V. Avcr- e.ll Hnrrlman. To Na:riu Axxlslant Hoffman will appoint nn assistant chief of mission with the rank of minister to work muter McCloy. While the military commander will continue to receive Instructions directly from Ihe Joint chiefs of staff, McCloy will have authority itlcnd thu annual meeting in Hot 8|uliiK« this week ot tin; Bar Association of Arkansas, It was disclosed oday. The sessions open tomorrow naming with comktorntlon of the court reorganization plan scheduled for Friday afternoon. Oscar Penillcr, president of the Illythcvlllo group, and several other members wero en raula to Hot Springs this altcrnoon, nnd others will Icavo In time to attend tho Friday sessions. Mr. Fcndlor is scheduled to give the response to the wolcome address lit the session Thursdny mom- Ing. Mnx B. ncld, former president of tho state bar, Is chairman during tho pn.il year Ot tho committee which prepared R re|X>rt on the court reorganization plan. Tho committee report, seeks approval of ah Integrated bar for Arkansas, 1* to be one of tfcR more Important matters of Interest before the convention, Mr. Fendler Indicated. The plnn siiHKCsUi creation of a status ot military missions dependent on Russians for aU material goods. Reds Srfklnjc Control "The Russians tried this 'subtla blockade 1 last year and In »om« ways It hurt us more than th« 'open blockade' whloh followed. "They wnnt to have the samft kind of control over West Berlin which they have over Poland or Bulgaria." Tile Soviet frontier ban on cargoes luoklng the East German Economic Commission's prior approval was Instituted lit Helmatedt last night. 'It cnme In the midst of four- power talks in Berlin attempting to straighten out disputes over trade and communications between Rut and West Germany. In these talks; the Western allleg have .turned down -a Ruaaian demand>for full ' 'pact, ter." Truck-; Brlns Water Two 500 uallon water purification units were sent here from the Army's Camp Hood. Dallas. 30 miles to the east, sent eight 1.500 gallon water tank tracks to shuttle drinking water. Dallas itself watched the biggest flood since 1008 swelling In Its Trinity River lowlands. A crest of 48 feet Is exnccted today, 20 feet above flood stage. But the flood nt Dallas thus far 'was confined bctwen 60 foot levees. In the farm areas below the city. however, a 48-foot crest would spoil ruin for hundreds of acres of favm croos. Resident. 1 ; In communities south of Dallas were warned by police that water mieht back up and flood dozens of homes. the summer school program of the college was received from Dr. H. L. Million. Residence centers hnve been established by ASTC in other Arkansas towns, but this will be the first one for Mississippi County, and the schools are staffed by faculty from the college. Mr. Reid and Mr. Nicholson both stressed the idea that the repair work would continue, but that It was believed that both the repair irogram and the teacher training school could be conducted at the same time with no great difficulty. to direct the commanding general "to Intervene for the maintenance ot law and order nnd to tnkc such other action as Is required to support United Slates policy In Germany." Pending transfer or military government responsibility to the State Department, McCloy will serve as military governor of the United States zone, but under the Immediate supervision of the the secretary of defense and tlio President. Blythevilte Firm Low Bidder on Levee Job MEMPHIS, May 18. IID— The S. J. Cohen Company of Blytheville, Ark., has submitted the apparent low bid of $20,825 tor work In the White River Levee District In Woodruff, Monroe and Pralrtc Counties, Ark. Bids u'erc opened here yesterday by the U.S. Engl- Vet, Wit/i New Home, Cannot Use It Until Former Owner Located A 23-ycai old Blythcvlllc veteran — 100 per cent permanently disabled — has a home, and can't, use It.. The veteran's home Is completed, and a G.I. loan already approved, but until Alvln L. Holt Is found tho ex-soldier can't move his wife and two children Into their new home. Mr. Holt left Blylhevlllc several court of Justice In Arkansas to handle tho business of the State Supremo Court, the circuit, chancery mid probate courts. Requires Voters' Approval Adoption of an amendment to the state constitution would 1)6 neccs- Jitiry before the plnn could be placed In operation nnd such R step could Ire taken only at a general election In which a majority of the volcrn expressed approval. The 'plan for tin Integrated bar has been under consideration since 1S4« when It was advanced by Lamar Williamson of Monllcello when he was president of the state association of attorneys. While the reorganization plan does not make drastic changes In the setup for the courts of the stale, It docs place Jurisdiction of nil courts In tho hands of a proposed Judicial council, which would be selected by the attorneys. The manner of selection of Judges of the courts would be changed to permit nominations by the lawyers of the men who would serve on the Iwnch of the supreme court and the appellate division. In filling a vacancy the lawyers of the district, where the vacancy exists, would submit three nominations to the Judicial council and the 11-mcmber council In turn would select one of the three to serve during a trial period before his name was submitted to the electorate of the state for approval or rejection. Would Eliminate Politic! Advocates of the plan say that such a procedure In selection of 19*8 East-West-German"' ^ but offered to negotiate 'new Urms, The railway proWefli seemed easiest to solve, Western officials said. Trains have been running behind schedule since the blockadt ended May 12. Western allied officials have offered to speed things np by using Western locomotives, but the Russians Insist on using their own. At present the Russians permit only one military passenger train nnd 16 freight, trains to come Into Berlin from the West. when a section of the building toppled, pinning them beneath the wreckage. Neither was hurt seriously. Fire Chief Gann Nalley said the blaze was discoverer! In the sheet metal building housing the W. C. McMInn Constnutlon Company The building was gutted. The plant of a towel service firm, located In an adjacent building, was damaged by fire and water. Nalley estimated loss at S50.000. FDR, Jr., Launches Political Career By Handing Tammany Hall a Licking New York Stocks (Closing Quolatlons) Am. T and T HI 1-8 Am. Tobacco ™ Anaconda 29 Beth Steel 28 !- 4 Chrysler 5l Coca Cola 132 Gen Eire ••••• 37 - VB Gen. Motors .-'j.... 57 1-2 Int.. Harvester ; 24 3-4 Mont. Ward 53 3-3 N. Y. Central U 3-1 National Distillers 18 J. C. Penney Co 46 7-S Sears Roebuck 37 3-4 Republic Stl 2! Socony-Vncuum 15 3-4 Std Oil N. J 67 1-4 Southern Pacific 41 1-4 Texas Co 54 7-8 U. S. Steel 70 1-2 NEW YORK. May 18. WV-Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., first of the late president's five children to seek elective office, has launched his political career by giving Tammany Hall a sound licking. The 34-year-old lawyer, bearing one oi the most potent political names In the nation's history, cap- lured more votes than all three of his opponents In winning yesterday's 20'h Congresional District special election. Roosevelt collected 41.146 votes. 31.037 on the Literal Party Ticket nud 10.109 under the Four Frcdoms Pr>rlv tanner. Kis three opponents got 39.726 distributed this way: Municipal Court Justice Benjamin Shcllcck, Democrat. 24.352; WI'Mam H Mcln- tyrc. Republican. 10.076; Dr An netie T. Rubinstein. ALP, 5.348. Sources close to Roosevelt said he would leave by plane tomorrow for abroad, petng to Paris and Palestine It was not known how lon he planned to remain abroad. H was not Immediately available for commr-nt on his plans. Ills iubilrmt supporters, toasting him at rallies throughout the district lust n'.»hl, chanted "Next -top. Albany—the governor's mansion" Franklin I). Roosevelt, Jr. and "the next governor of New York'.' His father was governor two Sec F. D, R. Jr. on Pare 11 yenrs ago. having made a property settlement in chancery Court which he apparently felt gave him no claim to the property. But In order for the veteran to have access to the property Mr. Holt must execute a quit claim deed. The veteran, Aaron Ei._iene Newton, father of a child three and another one-year old. lost the use of his right hand, nnd received disfiguring scars from burns aboard ship off Okinawa. His ship was hit by a Jnp suicide plane, the first bomb tearing the ship at the center, and tho second throwing Newton Into the air and water amid burning debris of the wrecked .ship. E. M. Terry, Jr., who has made arrangements for the loan, should be contacted by those who could help in locating Mr. Holt. Mr. Terry Is connected with the Terry Abstract and Title Company. Extradition of Forging Suspect Is Requested LITTLE ROCK, May 18. W)— Governor McMath today Issued a request for extradition ol Warren Ray Thompson from Riverside, Calif., to Fort Smith to face charges of forgery and uttering. Howard Gladden, administrative assistant lo the governor, said Thompson las signed a waiver of extradition but that California authorities requested that a governor's warrant be Issued for his return. Thompson Is charged with Issuing a worthless check (n payment for an automobile. Judges would remove the selections from politics and result In elections where the Individual's qualifications were the lone Issue. A. F. House of Little Rock, president, will preside over the convention sessions and U. S. Sen. J. W. Fulurlght of Faycltcvlllc Is to be the Senators End Hearings on Atlantic Pact WASHINGTON, May 18. Trie Senate Foreign Relations Committee closed Its hearings on th« North Atlantic Pnet today *fter henrlng n total o[ 97 witnesses in three wceka. Chairman Connnlly (D-Tex) told reporters ha expects the commltte« to give "overwhelming approval" to the 12-natton treaty. But he Rave no Indication when a vote will be taken. Into the committee's record has gone » wide range of views—from Acbeson's staunch support to the hitter opposltlor of the American Communist Party. Those for the treaty say It would make a strong bid tor pence hy discouraging any would-be aggressor. Its foes • 17 It is an alliance aimed at Russia and leading to war. From this testimony, the committee ( will make a report In ths next few days—possibly by early next week. It is expected to give unanimous approval to the tr#Rtyl Two-thirds of the Senate n.ust approve before the United States can principal speaker. He will address the group at the closing session Saturday. Officers are to be elected Friday afternoon and Installed Saturday morning. Tho Junior Bar Section will hold Its annual meeting Thursday afternoon, elect officers nnd hear an address by Judge W. L. Vanrtevcntcr of the Missouri Supreme Court whose subject will be the "Missouri Plnn in Practice." Judges In Missouri are selected by n Judicial council acting on nominations made by the governor of Ihe state. become a member of the alliance. May July (Prices F.O.B. Chicago) High Ixiw Close 236^1 233V 236-236X 225VJ 223 >i 225-525W 209 206»4 209 Weather Negro Ordered Held For Trial as Slayer Mager Patlcrson, «, Osceola Negro, was ordered held to await Circuit Court action on a charge of first degree murder at his arraignment before Justice of the Peace W. P. Hale In Osceola yesterday afternoon. Patterson Is charged with the fatal shooting Thursday of another Negro, Eddie Petty, about M, at the home of Patterson's estranged wife near Kelser. He 13 alleged to have shot Petty with & 12-gauge shot gun ax the elder Negro attempted to leave the house through » re*r door. Arkansas fonnst: Mostly cloudy with scattered thundershowers this afternoon, tonight and Thursday. Not much change in temperatures. Missouri forecast: Mostly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Thursday with occasional showers and thunderstorms, Somewhat cooler west and north portions tonight; somewhat cooler Thursday. Minimum this morning—67. Maximum yesterday—91. Sunset today—6:58. Sunrise tomorrow—4:55. Precipitation 24 hours from .7 aJM. today—none. Total since Jan. I—24.01. Mean temperature (midway between hl.?h and low)—79. Normal mean for May—70.2. This Date Last Tear Minimum tht s morning—5*. Maximum yesterday—«3. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date —22.72. •" 'If.