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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT MXW8PAPEB OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 60 Blythevllle Daily New* BlythevlUe Courier BlyUwrlll* Herfcld Mississippi V»lltj IftOer BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FKIDAY, MAY 20, 1949 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS tity Will Protest Utilities' Move To Boost Rates Agreement Reached By Aldermen for Operation of Pool The City Council yesterday adopted a resolution enpowering the city to take over the air base water system and operate it on a split- cost basis with the Veterans Housing Quarters, and followed up this action by voting to file formal protest with the Public Service Commission to obtain a hearing on proposed water and telephone rate increases here. At a special session In Mayor Doyle Henderson's office yesterday afternoon, the council agreed to the a 1 r base water system proposal which was advanced by VHQ offic- ^|ls and opened the way for opera- "t>n of the swimming pool there this summer. By filing protest with the PSC against utility rate hikes, the Cits- Council can obtain a public hearing on the proposed increases before the rate regulating agency takes final action. City To Protest Kate Hikes The city officials said the council wanted to obtain this hearing rather than let the new rates go Into effect through default. Mayor Junior Bar Elects James James Roy Roy of Blythevllle has been elected vice president of the Junior Bar Section of the Arkansas Bar Association, it was learned here today. The two groups are holding their annual conventions this week in Hot Springs. Mr. Roy is A past president of the Blytheville Junior chamber of Commerce and a member of the law firm of Reid and Roy. Fred M. Pickens ol Newport was elected president of the Junior Bar, and was J. C. Deacon of Little Rock elected secretary and treas- PSC Receives Protests To Wafer Rote Boosts LITTLE ROCK, Maya 20 (/PI— The Dud Cason American Legion post of Blytheville today filed with the Arkansas Public Service Commission a resolution opposing proposed rate increase.? by the Blythevilte Water Company. Several other protests have been received by the commission, principally from BlythevlUe bottling companies and other large users of water. 3 The letters from the bottling (f companies to the commission have protested that the proposed rates are unfair in that the greatest Increase is on large consumers. Contract Talks Refused by Ford Company Won't Open Negotiations While Strike in Progress Infant Is Killed By Tornado; Five Others Injured Southeast Missouri Suffers $500,000 Property Damage An ll-d«y-ol<J child was killed and at least five other persons injured late yesterday when a tornado swept over a four county area in Southeast Missouri leaving property damage unofficially estimated at $500.000. Fatally injured was Sammy Kaye Stewart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.J Stewart, who reside three miles »'est of Parma, Mo.. In New Madrid County. The Injured Included: Norma Stewart, a sister, Miss Dorothy Stewart, an aunt, and Mrs, Karlene Nea], all of Parma; and Mrs. Lulu McNeese. 15, and Neal Shuenc- meyer, 35, both of Bern!, Mo. According to the Pemlscot County sheriff's office in Caruthersville, the tornado struck between four and five o'clock yesterday afternoon, leaving in its wake heavy property damage in Butler. Dunklin, New Madrid and Stoddarrt Counties. Chief Deputy Sheriff Milton King of Caruther.sville said that several farm houses were reported destroyed at Fisk, Mo., In Butler County and two warehouses were reported flattened at the Maiden Air Base near Maiden, Mo. The Stewart child was killed and ils sister and aunt injured when the high winds flattened the family home near Parma. Deputy King stilted that accounts of the storm were received by the Pemlscot County sheriff's office by police radio network. Power and telephone Hues In the four-county area were wrecked by the storm, he said. New Faces at Big Four Paris Parley Big 3 to Enter Paris Talks in Strongest Position Since Yalta / By WM G»lU«h«r BERLIN, May. 20. (AP)—America, Britain and France will fjo into the Paris Foreign Ministers Conference in their Three new fac« will appear «t the conference tabl«1nT«H* wrwrt the n\f Four Council of Foreign Ministers tries again to unsnarl the German problem^' Left to right In tills photo montdge «re U. S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson; British. Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevln; French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Vishlnsky. Only Bevln was present in London in December, 1W7, wheo the Bl$ four last'considered Germany. In * defensive position neck agreements from Henderson read the council a notice from the PSC stating that the \v«tsr ralcj sr.vnjeation had b»*r< filed May il Protests must be tiled within 30 days after the PSC receives the' applications. The telephone rate application was filed May 18. This means there .will be at least two protests betore the PSC. The American Legion yesterday filed fcgainst both rate increases. Wednes- iiay.'the Klwanis Club here adopted » resolution opposing water rate hikes. Members of the council yesterday voted first to protest the proposed water rates. Afterward they voted to file a protest to the new phone rates although the city had not yet received notice of filing the application. This notice is expected in a few days. Mayor Henderson explained that the protests were aimed at obtaining a public hearing rather than taking a direct stand on the proposals. The protests will ask that the PSC suspend the new rates until It can determine on the basis of a public hearing whether -they are justified . The air base water system pro- ifcposal was made by VHQ officials "Wednesday. Mayor Henderson said. According to the proposal, the city and the VHQ will bear equally operation, maintenance and salary costs. The city took over the water system and approved this proposal In a resolution adopted by the councilmen yesterday. Sharing of these costs will include all lines except plumbing inside the buildings. Two employes operate the water system, which serves both the VHQ residence and industrial buildings on the "city side" of the air base. The system has previously been operated by the VHQ. which in turn has been leased by the city to the American Legion post here. A total of S3.000 will be spent to renovate the pumping system and put it "in first claw condition." Mayor Henderson said. This, be said, will solve the problems discussed at length at the City Council session May 10, when it was brought out that Ihe svstem woi'kl not See PROTEST on Page 2 DETROIT, May 20. W>—Ford Moor Company today flatly refused o open simultaneous union contracl talks while negotiations continue for settlement of the CIO United Auto Workers' 16-day-old strike The UAW threatened last night to walk out on strike peace talks unless the company agreed to .begin consideration of a new contract by next Monday. The union's Ford contract expires July 15. John S. Bugas, Ford vice-president, reaffirmed in a news conferr ence tcVaiy "that company's previous stand,. that It would not" consider starting contract talks before June 1. "The union is using this attempt to double up on negotiations as a means of confusing the Issues In this strike," Bugas declared. He said that under the law the company is required only "to agree to reopen contract talks in a reasonable time before Its agreement with the union expires." If we started considering the contract by June 1, we would have six weeks before the contract expires. That is not an unreasonable time," Bugas said. Bugas' statement came as Federal Mediator Arthur V. Vlat intervened for the government in across-the- table peace talks on the 16th day of the Ford strike. President Walter Reuther of the striking UAW-CIO declared the West Arkansas Gels Rain By the Associated Prrss A peppering rain fell over most of Western Arkansas early Friday. Near cloudburst proportions were reported in two areas. The U. S. Weather Bureau at Little Rock said Ozark had a 5.2 inch rain. Some streets in the city were flooded momentarily. No damage was' reported. High winds accompanying heavy rain at Rogers caused some damage in that northwea. Arkansas city. Trees were*-uprooted In some sections. A few gravel farm-to-market roads were damaged by rain. The muddy Arkansas River has risen about seven feet In the Fort Smith-Van Buren area In the last 24 hours. The Little Rock Weather Bureau said the river probably would go about three feet above flood stage at Fort. Smith In the next 24 hours. It was two feet above this morning. Oklahoma rains have cause the rise. The weather bureau said additional rains along the upper reaches of the Arkansas "could cause some damage." Some lowland was reported under water in the Fort Smith area, ,t city officials snid there was o cause for alarm. 40% Flood Fund Reduction Asked Illinois Senator Aims Economy Drive At $751 Million Bill WASHINGTON, May 20. (IF) — Senator Douglas (D-I11) todny urged the Senate to slash a $151,000,000 appropriations bill by 40 per. cc'iit. "Tills Is our chance lo make big savings." he said of Ihe Army Civil Functions Bill currying funds for scores of flood control aud rivers and harbors projects. 'We arc heading for a budgetary deficit of at leasi, three to lour billion dollars a year." Douglas told his colleagues. l 'I urge, therefore that we cut these appropriations (In the pending bill) by 40 per cen 1 or approximately $300,003,000 to I total of $450.000.000. and that wi give the secretary of the Army ant Hie dlreclor of the budget the re sponslblllty for making these cuts.' Douglas said thnt "In the ol< days" the Civil Functions Dill \va known as the Rivers and Hnrbo: Bill, and added: "It was also commonly, If Irrev erently, referred to by the peojjl as the 'pork barrel.' It was com monly believed that sufflcttnt ~*1t chunks of appropriations wer pas.^ed around among the vnriot districts aud states to ensure I passage. "This bill Is now bclmr.mnrkete with a comparatively new packa:; . . . But when the new wrapping peeled off. I have a very real fee Ing thnt however succulent tl slices, It Is still the same old Doing U.S. Asks End Of Red Aid to Greek Rebels union is "very emphatic and definite" about its Intention to pull out of the negotiations unless Ford agrees to open simultaneous talks with the Union by next Monday on a new contract. Federal Action Planned Aoainst Suspected Aliens WASHINGTON. May 20— I/TV- Attorney General Clark disclosed today that the Justice Department ts Investigating or Inking action acaiust "833 suspected subversive aliens '' He supplied the Information In a letlcr read to a House Judiciary Subcommittee by Immigration Commissioner WnLson B. Miller. The letter strongly urged passage of a bill that would let the department Jml deportnblc aliens like Gerhart E^ler. ?;isler. described by the House C-mmlttee on Un-American Active ies as the former No. 1 Communist in Ihe United States. Li awaiting extradition hearing In England after bring taken off a Polish ship on which he escaped from thin country as a stowaway.-He was under bond in a dcrtortionVcase and two criminal CAM* which Are on appeal. Legion Auxiliary To Sell Poppies Here Tomorrow Tomorrow will be Poppy Day, when once each year Americans pay tribute, by wearing the memorial flower, the poppy, to honor those who gave their lives in America's service during the World Wars. Women of the American Legion Auxiliary will have charge of the sale which will begin at 9 a.m. Booths will be placed in the Farmers Bank, with Mrs. Mike Meroney and Mrs. H. L. Halscl! Sr. In charge; the First National Bank, Mrs. Norvell Humphrey and Mrs. Louis, Zeller; the Uniled States Post Office Mrs. James Nierstheimer and Mrs Garland Moody and Hays Store Mrs. Paul Mahon and Mrs. Bryant V. Stewart. Girls from Junior Hiah School will sell popies on the streets with headquarters being in the Ritz Theater Building. Mrs, M. A. Middlet/>n and Mrs. Eddie Burks wll be in charge there. New York Stocks (1:15 Quotation!) A T & T HO 7- Amcr Tobacco 10 Anaconda Copper 28 1- Beth Steel 27 I- Chrysler Coca Cola Gen. Electric .... Gen. Motors Montgomery Ward N. Y. Central Int. Harvester National Distillers Republic Steel J. C. Penney Socony Vacuum . Scars, Roebuck Standard of N J .. Texas Corp Southern Pacific 50 1 132 36 357 352 7 U 524 l- 17 5. 20 3. 47 1. 15 3, 37 5 . 6fi 3 . 64 I 41 3 tor Members debate Court Reorganization HOT SPRINGS. Ark., May 20. UP) —A sharp fight developed here to- ay as the Arkansas Bar Association repared to vote on a state court eorpani7jxtion plan. Backers of the program say their ide will win approval by the asso- lation without even a struggle. But others who want Arkansas ourts left alone, think members ill defeat the plan by at least a wo to one majority. The outcome of the silent battle will not be known until late to- lay when results of the ballot are nnounced. The vote was to take ilace as the first Hem of business ifter lunch. Dean Robert Leflar of the Unl- fersity of Arkansas Law School has high prake for the reorganization plan. He told the lawyers last night he believes 1 t "represents the best Judicial system which exists or has been proposed" in any state. "People are entitled to vote" on the plan. Lcilar said. A constitutional amendment would be necexsarv for Its adoption. The plan calls for a single court of Justice with appellate and trial divisions, the latter to replace the present circuit, chancery and probate courts. The association opened Its 51st annual convention here yesterday. Douglas said cut Ung the bill per cent would permit work to 1 continued on $300.000.000 worth projects now under constructlo provide alxiut S1S.COO.COO for oper tlon anci maintenance, and leave $15.000,000 for new project. 1 !. The Illinois Senator said "It is unfair primarily to blame Congressmen and Senators for this patchwork of projects representing a. pooling- of political strengtlvs." He snld that actually the demanrt "for these juicy appropriations comes from the business groups back home organized Into their various associations." DouRlns Is a leader In the economy, drive already blocked three times in the Senate. The third defeat came lale yesterday on ttie S 1,465,000,000 Agriculture Department bill. The measure passed the Senate by a voice vote and went back to the House, which allowed $21.000.000 less. Before the final action, there were two attempts to whittle the Senate total. They both failed, by votes of 52 and So to 32. Those two votes gave the backers of administration budget plans their most decisive victory since the start of the economy drive. helling Sets Series ot Fires Across River horn Shanghai SHANGHAI, Mny 20. W)—Twcnly-slx fires burned tonight, nloug tho hangpoo on the Pootung side of the river us a result of shelling itnil emolltlon. 4V — The blazes appeared to rnnRft from rmill vlUatfes on the horizon to In- iistrlal it\sta]lallons a few hundred ect from the east bank of the r opiKxslto Shanghai's Bund. 'bey extended from Shanghai al- \ost half way to WOOSNUR Fortress, where the Whnngpoo and Yangtze onveTi'C. Except for this fearsome chain of ires the night was 1'elntlvcly quint. The Communists did not appear to pressing their drive toward the river from the cast. Very little shellllre was heard and only oc- :aslotm?ly some mnchlnegitn bursts. How and then smnll arms fire ratted. But It .sounded more like trlg- 5cr happy soldiers than fight The city seethed with rumors. But what looked like a Nationalist withdrawal last night looked less so tonight. A garrison communique claimed the Nationalists threw back all new Red efforts to close in from the Pootung area across the Whang- poo. Nevertheless four red shells fell in Shanghai proper—killing half < cloz^n Chinese along Rue Lafayette in the- told French concession. Th area* is about a mile from the' Whangpoo front. One foreigner who went to the front said he walked three miles beyond Kaocbao and saw no Communists. The Reds are supposed to have attacked that area las^ night. It is near the YmifitM downstream from Woosung Fortress. Allhouch the famed Bund Is closed, the expected evacuation of troops has not developed. The foreigner who visited the front snld he saw no large ships loading there. slroiigost iwsitiong uliico Yttlta. This Is the situation of the Big I Pour »i seen today In Berlin where France, Britain, the United States uml Russia wrangle dully. 'Hie Soviet Union's bargaining situation has been considerably weakened economically und politically since the Moscow mid London conferences. In both previous conferences, the West was trying to Russia. in the Paris conference for the first lime diplomats believe tho Wi'.st eau take the offensive or nil tight aud let the Soviets seek to brenk tho deadlock. In a milshcll, the comparative positions on Germany tiro seen In this light iwlHlcally and economically. Western advantages: (11 Lust year and two years ago Wc.strrm Oertnitny was poverty stricken and economically stagnant. 'I*oday it.i industry IN booming, living standards have been raised, Its money hns been reformed and put on a stable basis und recovery Is well under wny. Win Own (invvrnmrnt (21 Last ytnr und two years ago West Germany was jxilltlcal vacuum. There wns no' Kovenimont nor did anyone earn much atxml one. Today Ihe Germans are busy netting WASHINGTON. May 20. (at— Jnltcd Stales lias told Russia that If 11- wnnU pence In Greece It •mould get (lie Communist satellite stales lo slop aiding the Greek guerrillas. Until such help Is ended Ihls government will not relax assistance lo non-Communist Greece, These two points were disclosed In a lengthy .statement Issued by the Slate Department today. Tho statement brought out that the department has rejected Soviet efforts to gel the Greek situation out of Ihe United Nations and Into the hands of the great powers for what amounts to a compromise settlement. The statement declared: "We are prepared to discuss any mutter with tliO'Sovlet Union In the proper forum—In the case of the Greek government it is Ihe Unlled Millions." The declarallon on Greece was released ns n result of a Tnss report, last night that Russia Imd proposed Informally at United Nations headquarters lhat tho United Slales nnd Hritnln Join In a common effort to settle the fighting, May's Here But It's Still Winter in So. California LOS ANGELES, May 20. (/D— Southern California's rugged winter isn't over yet, although It's mid- May. It snowcrf last night In the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains, as much as three Inches fal- ing In Big Bear Valley (elevation 6.750 feet.) Committee Set Up On Cotton Quotas In Southern States \ E. A. Stacy of Dell, pnst president of the Agricultural Council of Arkansas, today announced thnt Harvey Adiuns of West Memphis, secretary-manager for the council, had been selected as one of two representatives ol the Mid-South area to serve on a steering committee of the Southern States National Committee In Washington. The purpose of the committee. Mr. Stacy explained, Is to bring to the attention of members of 'Congress the agreement on cotton acreage allotments and other farm legislation which was reached at a ..en,, i meeting in Memphis of represents- ing of lives of farm organizations from 17 alrnor Southern states. About 25 of the larger farm operators In Mississippi County attended the meeting. Serving with Mr. Adams on the committee from the Mid-South area Bridge Sought By Realtors At State Line Representatives of Ihe Illythevlile Real Estate Board todny arc seeking funds to build a bridge across the Stnlo Line Ditch, north of up their own West German state aud Germans ns n whole linve taken an Interest In pololios again. They liavo definitely aligned themselves with the West- and Communism has sunk to Ils lowest levels slnco pro-Hillor limes. CJ) Lnst jyear nnd two years ago the Western powers were split on their German policy. Ilrllaln and the United Slates wanted to rebuild Germany until It could support Itself. France, fearing German aggression, opposed every such move. With wecurtly fears largely alleviated by the Atlantic Pnct, France Is now closer to Britain and the United States and united In a common German policy. Riussln's position: . - - (l> At the end i?f the .»«•, the Soviets hart the only ' none -which could support Itself economically, particularly In food. Its standard of living was fnr higher than the Industrial West. Today, stripped by reparations, and shipping vast qna- nUtlc.i of goods to Russia, the Eastern Zone Is » deficit area. Its standard of living has tumbled far below Western Germany. Its money despite reforms, is worth only one fourth as imich as the West mark. Rrd Polloy Backfired f2) At the end of the war, the Russians lind a chance to win German .support by R lenient occupation policy. Today there Is no hope for such support except by force of arms. Ruthless suppression of all null-Communist opposition, the Installntlon of n smnll Communist minority ns the ruling clnss nnd reduction of the population to serfs Acheson Pledges 'No Compromise' U.S. to Maintain Firm Stand in Big Four Talks in Paris Ry Jolm M. HUhlowrr WASHINGTON, May 20—OP>— Secretary ot Slaio Acheson leaves for the ParlH foreign ministers «on- fcrcnco todny pledged to a virtual "no compromise" policy In his dealings with Russia on tho future of Germany. In ti prc-deparliiro statement, ha mndo clear thai his primary con* ecrn will be not <m East-West agree. ment on Germany made for the nnke of agreeing. Instead he spoke of a determination to protect thes economic- recovery and political stability of nil Western Europe In which Germany pluys n vital part. "We shall neglect no real opportunity for Increasing the area ol (solution and tranriuillty In the world," Acheson declared. "At the »mne tlnio, wo shall not barter »way achieved (In Western Dermnny ami Western Europe) lot Ilio sake of promises which might nxnln prove to be Illusory as thej loo oftrm have In the past." Merli New Problem In his lust rounds of preparation for the T'nrls meeting, Acheson waa confronted with n new problem: what attitude to take before the world on Russia's apparent bill foi a settlement ol the Greek civil war? News of the bid was circulated todaj by the Hu.'yilan news aRcncy.^Tass While Tass denied there had bten nny talks for including the Greek question on the work schedule fot Paris, there was an obvious significance to the matter In the'wholi The group reported today that if flic fimris to bnilrl lljc bridge could he raised, the county would pay for graveling n mile and a llalf strip to Ihe stale line and the Missouri Highway Department had agreed to continue the graveling of a similar strip, connecting the road with Hie road now being Muck topped by Missouri Highway authorities, and connecting with Missouri Slate Highway fi4 lending to Kcnnelt. The proposed route would not only cut off 11 of the 41 miles to Kennett.'but would lend to the rcrout- of heavily loaded trucks by the t instead of by the high school when going to Memphis. The cost of the wooden bridge, to be about lf)0 feet long has been estimated at between $4,000 and S5.000. Residents of the affected area of the slnte has aroused widespread opposition. An opposition vote of 3n per cent last weekend In an election rigged to produce a 100 per cent "yes" vote Is an Index of the Soviet Union's political failure. A major factor In the lowering of Soviet prestige In Europe was Hie failure of Russia's attempt lo force the western powers from Berlin by starving the population througl the blockade. The Soviet withdrawal of the blockade without achieving their objectives showed the Russian bear to be vulnerable If the opposition ' firm and united. will be C. R. Sayre, executive director of the Delta Council. Mr. Adams said that during the past week members of the steering committee met In Washington with a group of senators, Including Sen. J. W. mlbright of Arkansas. He reported that the senators were favorably Impressed with Ihe suggested acreage allotment plan. Oklahomans in Storm Path Driven From Homes by Widespread Floods OKLAHOMA CITY. May 20—W) water menace. have been contacted ami are almost without exception in fnVor of the road. County Judge Roland Green has road Improvements already underway, but county funds were not sufficient to gravel the road and pay for the bridge construction. Yesterday's meeting was called by Russell Rlales. The realtors report that this road would open up 90,000 acres to Bly- thevllle and Increase the trade possibility by a large amount. U, S. Sttel 69 7-» Former Greek Regent Dies Suddenly at 58 ATHENS. May 20. M*)—Archbishop Damasklnos. former regent of Greece, died suddenly today. He was 58. The Archbishop, who ruled Greece as regent from 1944 to 1946, had been in poor health for the past several months. He suffered from heart trouble. Damaskinos. who was Greek orthodox primate, took over the reins of troubled Greece after Its liberation from the Germans, to serve until a plebiscite was held on the return on the monarchy. When Gretce voted 'or the return of the king. Damasklnos relinquished the position. —Overnight rains brought on new flood problems for Oklahoma today as rivers, creeks and streams spread out over large areas. Thousands were driven from their homes and crop and property damage mounted steadily RS the state was gripped In Its latest sclge of the elements. A flash flood emerging from the waters of Cottonwood Creek dealt » sever blow to Outhrle, a, city of 13,000 Just 30 miles north of Oklahoma City. Red Cross workers counted more than 1,000 homeless after the swollen creek sent a wall of water surging through the center of the town. Several persons were believed missing as houses floated away. Water was seven feet deep In one block where damage was heaviest. City officials reported 30 blocks in Guthrte underwater. The southeast was the only section ot the sUte Mciping tht high Weather The Clmarron, North Canadian and Washita Rivers and their backwaters caused the major flooding. The Arkansas wax expected lo overflow at several points In Eastern Oklahoma today after reaching 13 '4 feet at Tulsa last night. River observers said they cxriccted serious trouble from the winding Arkansas, Many slate highways were closed and bus and train schedules either delayed or cancelled by the latest deluge. The threat of tornadoes continued as the stale remained a storm center. The Weather Bureau reported serious thunderstorms over most of the stale late last night and early this morning. Tornadoes put a scare Into several communities near Bartlesvllle In Northeast Oklahoma last night but fortunately only one ot the twisters came to earth and brought no Arkansas forreasl: Local thundershowers this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. Not quite so warm In northeast and central portions tonight. Missouri forcrasl: Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday. Cooler southeast and extreme south tonight. Warmer west and north portion Saturday. Mlnlnnim Ihfs morning— 12. Maximum yesterday—95. Sunset loday—«:59. Sunrise tomorrow—4:53. Preclpilallon 24 hours from 1 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—24.10. Moan lemperaturo (midway between high and low)—83.5. Normal mean for May—70.2. This Dalt I,ast Year Minimum this morning—64. Maximum yesterday—82. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date — zt.-n. Clinic Arranged For May 26 for Criopled Children Dr. W. Vernon Newman, orthopc (list with the Stnte Health Depart mcnt In Little Rock, will conduc crippled children's clinic hen May 26, at the First Chrtslta Church. Plans for the clinic were an nounced today by Mrs. Annabel Fll Norlh Mississippi County Hcalt Nurse, who will work with D Newman on the clinic. The Publl Welfare. Child Welfare, and th Mississippi County Chapter of tl Arkansas Association for the Crip pled, arc cooperating with tl Health Department In the sllnlc. Mrs. Fill said today that approx Imatcly 243 crippled children this county were eligible for ex amlnatlon, and possibly treatment at the clinic. The children arc being notified of the clinic by the Crippled children's Division of the State Health Department. Mrs. Sarah Barnes, nurse consultant with the Crippled Children's Division, will be here to assist In the clinic. Reglstrallon will start at 8 a.m., and lunch will be served the children by Ihe Women's Auxiliary of the First Christian Church. \vtui_iilc. prompt .Washington JWMiW <.. Ion to tho Russian proposal. Acheson's departure today WM set for Nnon EST. With him in President Truman's big plane, th« Independence, ho arranged to tnk< Mrs. Acheson, John Foster Dulles, hli Republican advisor, and Mrs Dulles and two assistants, Luclui Battle and Robert G. Barnes lie conference will open Monday The Acheson statement was s crn nnil—diplomats said—a real- lie appraisal of the situation'with hlch he will be confronted at Parli hen he sits down with the Sovlel orclgn Minister Vishlnsky. Brltlsb orclftn Secretary licvln and French 'orelgn Minister Sehuman. Memorial Group Goal in Drive for $5,000 Workers for the MiMlssippI Couh- ,y Memorial Association drive to reach $5.000 to erect a memorial to -he county's war dead, said todaj .hat their goal wns in sight. Prospective contributors were listed yesterday at a meeting of the fund campaign workers In the Chamber of Commerce office, and their estimated contributions together with outstanding pledgoa would put the drive to Its completion mark. Curlls J. Little .president ot the association, today announced additional conlrlbutioas totaling $5050, which brings the grand total to $3,031.68. Tho contributions Include $15 from the Blythevllle Canning Company employees; $10 from the A.B.O. Cab Company, $5 each from E. A. Rice, Tom Haller, Dr. Pepper Bottling Company, Pepsi Cola Bottling Company. W. S. Cockerham, Tye Adams, and Chester Danehower, $3 from Roy Houck. $250 from Oscar Alexander, M each froc Cecil Jones and Jerome Dimlels, and $2 from Evell Walters. N. O. Cotton NEW YORK, May 20. OT—Closing cotton quotations: High Low Close Jly 3260 3243 3259-70 Oct 2915 2903 2914 Dec 2893 2S82 2893 Mch 28(10 2870 2S81N May MO 3*53 2862N Jly 2TT3 2T71 27T8N Middling spot: 33.79N, up U. <N- nomlnal.) Negotiations in Bendrx Strike Are Broken Off SOUTH BEND. Ind., May 20. W —Negotiations for ending the .month-old shutdown at the Bendix Aviation Corporation Plant have been broken off indefinitely, an official of the striking CIO- Unlted Auto Workers said today. Richard Gosser, international vice-president of the union, said no immediale conferences are planned. But he added union representatives would be available for meetings at any time. Federal mediators met r;lth both parties last night. Meanwhile, ton trucks moved into the Bcndlx plant to take out brake dies and parts of two automotive manufaclurcrs — Nash and Willys. They were unmolested by pickets, who yesterday squatted in the street to block entrance to lh« plant. Soybeans (Mces F.O.R. Chicago) May 238',4 S34H "' July 224H ISH1 Nov 208!i 2M H*

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