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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TMDOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 125 Blythevlllc Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi VaUey Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 1949 SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Six Women Fatally Burned When Auto And Truck Collide HOPK1NSVILLE, Ky., Aug. 18. (AP)—Six women died a flaming deatli early today when their automobile and a car of soldiers crashed into a transport truck between here and Camp Campbell. George Womble of the Kentucky State Police said two of the three soldiers in the other autmobile were injured. k r* He Identilied the dead as: Finance Experts Consider 'Crisis' Business Loans Point Toward Increased Sales, Employment By Chariec Molonr WASHINGTON, Aug. 18. (AP)—Business loans appear definitely on the increase n volume. The gain is a sign that business men are stocking up on goods at Ust for fall nd Christmas sales. > Finance officials here predicted today this uptrend will go on—with perhaps some uterruptions—right on up to Christmas itself. The rejuvenating effects on the* British Consider Document to Solve Monetary Problems By Arthur Gatshon LONDON', Aug. 18. l/l'i— A secret document outlining proposals for meeting the world dollar crisis has been drawn up by a committee of top British financial experts and goes before the cabinet lor approval next week. If okayed, the four-part document will fom basic British policy at next month's dollar - pound Washington conference, when Sir Stafford Cripps, British chancellor of the exchequer, and Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin meet U.S. Treasury Secretary John W. Snyder and Canadian officials. These officials will discuss the unbalanced trade between the U. dollar and British sterling are; which left Britain desperately short of dollars. Official sources said the four- part document comprises: 1. A study ot the background and ^causes of. the critical imbalance 'between the dollar and sterling areas. 2. A review of what each of the three gox'ernments has done to meet and redress that unbalance. 3. A close look at the situation as It exists now, underlining al the implications of a failure to agree on a solution. 4. A series of proposals aiming broadly at achieving some kind o world pattern which would allow a free flow of currencies between the dollar and non-dollar systems Informants said the British doc. unjent attempts to-" pjive U^-xt the dollar cns\s Is not British or Amer lean, but a global crisis. Cripps and Bevin will study am discuss the brief before the cabine meeting next week. U. S. Secretary o! Slate Dean Acheson also will take part in thi Washington conferenc, schedule! for Sept. 7. Part of the British delegatioi naila^ for the states Aug. 23. It wil include officials from the treasury hoard of trade and food minis Cripps and Bevin sail Aug. 27. Jwo Fliers Killed Hi. Mid-Air Crash Of Fighter Planes SAG HARBOR, N.Y., Aug. 18. II — Two Air Force fighter plane with crews of two men each col licicd at 8,000 feet near here toda' Two men parachuted to safety. State police said they had un confirmed reports that two bodie had been recovered near the scene Sag Harbor is about 100 miles eas of New York City on the nort shore of Long Island. An Air Force spokesman said th two parachuting to safety wer from the same plane. The coltisio occurred at 9:40 a.m. (ESTI whll four twin-engine planes were on radar navigation training fligh They were not flying in formatio at the time. (flew Manager Named For Jewelry Store Jimmy Gill yesterday assume the management of Fitzpatrlc Jewelers in Blythevilie. Mr. Gill, who previously reside in Blythevilie and who Is" the so of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gil Blythevilie. was transferred from the Memphis office to manage th ollice. He Is succeeding Haro Thompson in this position. Mrs. GMI. the former Miss Paulii Iljlburn of Blythevllle. and the two children, have arrived here make their home. The appointment of Mr. oill to the management position was made by Frank Candle, district manager for the Fitzpatrick Jewelers. Mrs. Lucy Roper, superintendent the Jennie Stewart Memorial ospita! at Hopkinsville. Miss"Maude Oatts, assistant at the capital. Mrs. Roper'*' daughter, Ann Rop- Miss Mary Ann Pryor, nurse. *iss Trudor, a visitor of Ann Rop r, and Mi.« Mary Jefford, a nurse. Womble said the soldiers tried to the transport when their au- omobilc rammed into the rear of *rs. Bopei's car and drove it into it .side of the transport. Mrs Roper's car and the trailer truck, heavily laden with four new automobiles, burst into flane* an impact and blazed into an inferno fed by spewing gas and «iL It burned for more than an hour Jefore firemen coulH bring the blaze inder control. Bodies of the six women were haired almost beyond recognition, Womble said. The truck driver, Otis W. Merrt- nan of Evansville, Ind.. escaped in- ury, he added. Lt. Col. R. V. Bottomly, provost marshal at the camp, said he dldnt xlieve the injuries of the two sol- iers were serious. He identifier hem as Pvt. Marcus Barraza, the driver, and Pvt. Gabriel Huerta Joth are being held under guard *e said. Bottomly said the third para- rooper, Pvt. JVlice Murrero, has not been seen sine* the acciden and that a search Is now under wa; or him. Po/iomye/itis Total in County Reaches 143 The week's .poliomyelitis coun rose from four to seven today; wit! three more Mississippi Count children reported as victims, bring the total cases reported her to 143. Along with the three, whose case have been diagnosed as polio. U suspect who was taken to Littl Rock anc returned last niglv Health officials here will check him for paralysis since most other poli symptoms are present. The new cases include eight-yea old Martha Ellen Helm, daughte of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Helm Osceola. She was admitted to th University Hospital yesterday. Sandra Wheeler seven-month ol daughter of Curtis Wheeler of Ke ser, was also admitted to the Un. versity Hospital yesterday. The third case Is Dorothy Jea Berry, four year old Negro chil from Armorel. Sne was taken Little Rock this morning. Her fa ther Is Jake Berry. conomy of increas«d inventory uying can be judged by the fact bat the Commerce Department ingled out a cutback ill that buy- ig as the prime cause of the 1949 ip In business. A federal reserve board report onint in $g*,»*«,M« inere&M In loans to business men by leading city tanks during the week ended August 1* mirrored a virtually country-wide improvement. All district.'; shared in the expan- ion except the Cleveland District, where there was a $7,000.000 down- urn, and Boston, where the loan olume was unchanged, officials reported. The big gains were $38.000,000 in lew York City and $20,000.000 in he Kansas City District. At New to a wide variety of business fields, officials said. With business men orderint more f Md* U Mil in turn to their customers, factories can be expected U step up operations and in some eases retail workers laid off when orders thinned or stopped. Leon Keyserling. of President Truman's Council of Economic Advisers, said only yesterday that the country will have to get back to and exceed 194a production levels to be prosperous. Declaring Increased production Is easy and that the No. 1 problem Is to lift consumption to the levels of productive capacity, Keyserling told a war veterans' luncheon: "In the next ten years we must York, the loan increases extended I find ways to absorb 80 to 100 billion of additional goods unless we are going to be faced perpetually with rising unemployment and increasing und«r-utillzatlon of our productive resources." Without an expanding eocnomy, In which consumption ability will furnish incentive for a five to four per cent Increase in production annually, the nation will suffer 700,000-a-year rise in unemployment without any letup, Keyserling said. The stimulus to production expected to flow from renewal of basinets orders for Inventor)' purpose* wai expected to help toward bringim: the 1,*M,OM increase in employment Secretary of Labor Tnbin predicted Tuesday will take place during the rest ot 1949. Street Widening Project Expanded to Include Portion of Business District on East Main Work will begin Monday on extending East Main Street 128 feet and widening the new concrete portloi :o the present 50-foot width of the remainder ot the thoroughfare, it was revealed yesterday afternoon. Materials for the street extension + ____ project will be paid for by funds I Trio of Top Flight Golfers Scheduled To Play at Blytheville Country Club Big time golf will come U> Blythevllle for the first time In history contributed by East Main Street! property owners and the city will provide the labor. Alderman Jodie L. Nabers, member of the City Council's Street Committee, and Jack FInley Robinson, one of the businessmen leading he street-lengthening move. Raid yesterday that the present blacktop pavement will be replaced with con- :rete beginning where the present :oncrete ends in front of Mr. Robnson's gin and implement firm. East Main street now narrows to about 25 feet where the concrete ends and the blacktop begins. Replacing this 128-foot strip of blacktop with the widened concrete street will do away with dirt parkways in front of the business buildings now located beyond the end ol the concrete. This will alleviate parking problems caused by_ large and unsightly mud puddles that form after almost every rain. .•.,.T« Add Another Crew An extra crew will be placed on Sept. 15 when Pros Dr. Gary Middlecoff of Memphis and Buck White of Greenwood, Miss., and amateur Prank Stranahan play an 18-hol exhibition match on the Blythevilie Country club course. ~* Middlecoff, POA's National Ope tltleholder, will team with Bill Joe Denton, Blythevllle amateu and his long-time friend, agalns Stranahan and White In the ex hibltion match. The exhibition wa, arranged by club officials throug the Eary Maxwell Associates c Memphis, booking agency for Mid dlecoff. Middlecoff and Stranahan currently touring the nation for c- hibltlon matches and•;this will be Kirk Reports To Truman on Moscow Call WASHINGTON, Aug. 18. (/n— There was no bad news In Ambassador Alan G. Kirk's report on his conference at Moscow Monday with .... „ Premier Stalin, President T-fcuuji - the first time that tbe said today. ; • , •' "—f not'tie paired' In afmai The President said was the this job by the city so no workers: usual courtesy call that an ambas- will have to be taken off other street improvement projects now under way, especially the widening of Ash Street, Mr. Nabers said. Meanwhile, work is going ahead swiftly on other street jobs in the current city-wide improvement program. Pouring of concrete in front of sador always pays on the head of a state. He would not comment on what took place at the conference, but said Kirk reported fully to him. A reporter asked if there was "any bad news" in the report, and Mr. Truman replied in the negative. rfaxwell said this morning Mfddlecoff was teamed with Den ton du« to their long friendship the Greyhound Bus Depot on Fifth Street between Main and Wal He did not elaborate, ifth I Secretary of Slate Acheson said inut! 5'csterday Ambassador Kirk men- 13 Buried Alive By Landslide on Japanese Island TOKYO, Aug. 18. lift— Thirteen persons were buried alive today by a landslide In western Kyushu Island. Kyodo News Agency, in a dispatch from Saga Prefecture, said rescue workers had been unable hours later to find any bodies. The landslide occurred in the village of Kita Taku. Observatory reports from Fukuoka said heavy rains throughout Kyshu would br-iak all records for the past 60 vears. More than 27 inches of rain fell in the mountains in the wake of a typhoon earlier in the week. was finished yesterday The bus i ttoneci Russian jamming of "Voice earlier told the city thev of Anlerica " broadcasts, and lend' settlement, in his talk with i. U.S. Public Health Official Checks on Fly Control Efforts Blytheville's fly control program was studied yesterday by a Mr. McNeal. district entomologist for the communicable disease control of the United States Publts Health Service. Mr. McNeal. who covers seven states, has headquarters In Dallas, New York Stocks Closing Quotations: A T & T H6 Amer Tobacco 72 Anaconda Copper |fcth Steel ........ ".I". "hryster *. ¥ . ft ' f Coca Cola Gen Electric ......'.'..'. Ocn Motors ... '' j Montgomery Ward N V Central ".'.' lilt Harvester ."."" National Di tillers R-public Steel ftrulio Sorony Vacuum" Etntlebakcr f mlard of N J Texas Corp .: J c Penney U S Steel S^'-'wn Pacific S,ait>, Rocuutk 29 5-8 27 5-8 52 1-4 146 37 7-8 62 3-8 53 1-2 10 7-8 26 1-4 20 3-4 20 3-8 11 16 23 1-4 68 5-8 58 5-8 51 41 42 Purchase of Steel Mid In U.S. by Yugoslavia Has President's Approval WASHINGTON. Aug. 18. <>P>— President Truman said today It was on Ills orders that the government granted Yugoslavia permission to buy an American steel mill. He told a news confeience that the National Security Council studied the matter and rcommnded letting Yugoslavia have the mill Then, he said, he personally ordered that It be sent. The move has provided Yugoslavia's Marshal Tito with reinforcements to carry on his light with Moscow, lines had earlier told the city they would participate In cost of widening that portion of the street to the extent of »344. Later, however, the company informed the city It would pay whatever was necessary for the widening, Mr. Nabers said. Widening of the west side of Fifth between Walnut and Main will permit easier access to depot loading areas for buses and will allow them to park in front of the building without blocking the street. The east side of this block on Fifth will be widened later. Work Is nearing completion on lowering of the sidewalk along the south side of Chickasawba Avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets during which all but one of the concrete sections were removed and replaced intact. Mr. Nabers said that replacement of the original concrete resulted to a savings of MOO that complete reconstruction of the sidewalk would have cost. Properly Owners Co-operale Work on w ten Ing of Ash Street was progressing today in the 600 block. Ash will be widened IS feet from Fourth to Seventh and 12 feet from Seventh to Division. Several tree and a few power- line poles will have to be moved to permit this widening. Mr. Nabers said yesterday that excellent cooperation has been received from property owners on Ash and other streets being widened. They have permitted the city to remove shade trees wherre necessary and have Violent 'Quake Rocks Port of East Turkey ISTANBUL. Turkey, Aug. 18. <AP)—A violent earthquake rocked a mr?e part of Eastern Turkey last night, the Interior Ministry disclosed today. The hardest hit point was Kigl In Bin?ol Province where four persons, Including two children were reported Xilled. Twenty houses were levelled, the ministry report added. The quake lasted 34 seconds at axne points. Tex. W. O. Stinnett, director of malaria control in this county, said that the entomologist visited the city dump and made a survey of fly abundance in the alleys and around disposa' units and reported that tlie program was set up efficiently and in a way to take full advantage ol the amount of money approprl-ted to the program. Blythevllle was the second town in this area to he visited. He was In Paragould - Tuesday, and was scheduled to be In West Memphis today. Chamber of Commerce Directors Delay Session Middlecoff, a former Memph dentist, is one of the top morie winners of the nation's profession [olfers. He gave up dentistry sey ral years ago for professional golf White, a Greenwood pro, is ort of the South's top golfers. His la est success was last week when h led the field In the first rour of Chicago's rich Tam O'Shant tourney. Stranahan Is considered by mai as the nation's top amateur recently competed In the Brill . Open and Tam O'Shanter tournaments. Denton, who halls from Wil:«n, and Is a member of the Blythevllle Country club. Is one of the leading amateurs of the state and learned his golf with Middlecoff in Memphis. louse Members Vote Big Slash n Arms Measure Action it Stunning Blow for Truman, State Department WASHINGTON, Aug. 18. (AP) — 'he House voted tentatively today slash European arms aid from 1.160,900,000 to $580,495.000 and cut ft the program next June 30. H nai a atunninc setback for President Truman's program fnr !l,t5S,WO,M« In arms help for Western Europe, Grrece, Turkey, Korra, Iran and (he Philippine*. The ectlon caine after Secretary I State Acheson hud warned that cut might be Interpreted as "in- .cattve of suspicion and distrust of ur allies." The amendment to cut the Eur- p?an part of the program wn-s of- cred by Rep. Richards ID-SC) nml .clopted by a teller vote of 172 to 37 There can be a roll-call vote m It later and the result may be lirmged Richards and those who backed him said the amendment would erve .notice on European nations hat arms help will end next June 30 unle-ss they demonstrate determination to pull together us a team for mutual defense. If (hey do, lie said, Congress cnu give the rest of the money next year. Truman wanted the full amount to he available for use through June 30, 1951. The administration' stand was set forth In a letter from Secretary of State Acheson to Rep. Lodge fR-Conn). Lodge put it In the Congressional Record as the House ncared a vote on the $1,450,000,000 arms program. Major floor fights are expected over proposals to Include $200,000.000 for China and to end the entire program next June 30 with the understanding that further aid will be granted only if recipient nations indicate a willingness to work together as a team for mutual defense. Acheson wrote that the administration "Is firmly convinced that further provision of military assistance to the Chinese national government Is Impractical and unlikely to be effective." -Firm In Cnnrlctlom ' Concerning curtailment. of the I^ropean'part of the • program, : he said;- ••^-". .. ' ' V V ./ "It Li also, the firm conviction of the executive branch that, the solemn commitments undertaken by these European nations In Joining with us In., the North Atlantic Truman Acts In Defense Of Vaughan 'Suspension of Judgment 1 Urged Until General Can Defend Self WASHINGTON, Aug. 18. (AP)—President Truman, today asked the country to "suspend judgment" on Maj. Gen. Harry H. Vatigrmn until after his army aide testified before tlie Senate five percenter inquiry. ~~ " * Mr. Truman, at ., treaty provide a maximum' of as- Truman Sends Brannan On Stumping Tour in Behalf of Farm Program WASHINGTON, Aug. I8-</PI— President Truman said today Secretary or Agriculture Drannan's stumping tour on behalf of his farm plan Is being made at the President's request. A reporter brought up the matter at Mr. Truman's news conference, asking whether the President didn't feel that Brannan should be kept on the Job here In Washington. Mr. Truman replied sharply that Brannan Is available at all times ana that he is making the speaking tour at his (the President's) suggestion. surance that further common defense planning will progress as rap- idlv as can be desired." He said holding up the arms program until the planning Is completely perfected would serve "only to delay in improving the security of . the area and to prolong the period during which our ability to resist attack is not commensurate with our stated determination to do so." He added: "Such di'.fy will be likely to be interpret >n indicative of suspicion and distrust of our allies, and may serve to create doubts both In their minds and In the minds of the Soviet Union as to the sincerity and .stability of United States policy." Acheson's letter, datprt August IB. was In rc.ipoi.jt. 1 to R .series of questions submitted by Lodge, who Is supporting the administration's arms program Init also Ls advocating aid for non-Cotnrmmtst China. Conferees Fail to Agree On Foreign Aid BUI Two Lonely Heart Slayers 'Guilty' Death Sentences To Follow Action Of New York Jury • NEW YORK, Aug. 18-W9—Plump Mnrtha Beck and her lover, Raymond Fernandez, were convicted of Clrst degree murder today In the lonely licnrls murder case. The verdict carries a mnnrtntory death sentence. Both defendants received the verdict -stoically. Fernandez stood erect. Ills (nee displaying no emotion. Mrs. Beck rested her laiit fingers on the defense counsel table. The verdict was announced by a Jury that had heen kept In session nil night on orders of the court. The court, set Monday (or sentencing and defense motions. Near dawn, the Jurors, on duty since yesterday morning, asked permission to go to bed. However, the court said It would not be convenient to grant the request, anc sent them back to their deliberations. ' Two Women on Jury After the verdict was announcer both defendants were Instructed t< Bit down. Mrs. Beck stared at he: counsel, Herbert K. Rosenberg, ant Fernandez glared at the still stand ing defense lawyer. The Jury was polled at the reques of the defense, and'each answerei affirmatively -when aske^ If It wa his or her verdict. Trie 10 men and two women ha been in almost continuous delib eration—except for three USpa t< the courtroom during the night fo Instructions—since Supreme Cour Justice Ferdinand Pecora complete his charges last night. Jury Out 12 Hours Mrs. Beck, 29, and Fernandez, 3- had "° rt 't during the night. The were kept in cells in the detenlio pen In the courthouse. Fernandez and Mrs. Beck wer convicted of slaying Mrs. Faye, 66 Albany, N. Y.. widow, at Vallc Stream, N.Y., in a scheme to flecc onely women in mail romances. The state charged that the kli: ng was deliberate, and in his sum mation Edward "Robinson, Jr., Nas sau County, N.Y., assistant distrlc WASHINGTON. Aug. 18. (API — The meeting of the Blythevflle ] Senate-House conferees reported Chamber of Commerce's board of] 110 progress today in an effort to approved the street-widening work, he said. Mr. Nabers said it was hoped that Ash Street widening can be completed In three weeks. Other street- widening projects, especially on Wai- See S1REETS on Page 9. directors, scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today was cancelled, due to the absence of the Chamber's president, J.I,. Gunn. The meeting has been set for next Thursday at 2:30 p.m. In the Chamber of Commerce office. agree on dll Terences in aid money bill. Members reported th? voted df.wn a proposal U dispute over a *244,000 watr'i do? committee v prom ,?~, are sought on Osceola Begins Construction of Public Restrooms Construction was stfirtctl tills week on four public rc.slrooms Osceola, according to Chamber of Commerce nianngcr Chnrlc.s Jolllff The restrooms, two of which will be for NcpTOfcs, will measure eight hy II feet und will have tile walls a nd concrete floors. They will stand on Johnson Avenue. next to the Firestone store. It Is expected the $2,000 project will b« completed by the middle of Senember. Funds for the building were obtained throuKh local contributions. The Osceola Retail Merchants Committee, headed by W. N. Thomas, led the campaign to secure the restrooms. The city has Indicated It will assume the responsibility (or maintaining the restrooms. Government Reorganization Okayed President Truman Win* Approval of Six of Seven Propos-.; Sought from 8Ut Session of Congress By Oliver W. DeWoW WASHINGTON, A :. g. 18—(/F>— President Truman now has six of his first seven government reorganization plans in the bag. The six will go Into effect at midnight tomorrow. There probably will be no more reorganization action at this session of Conress. The senate late yesterday approved the final two plans about which there was any controversy. One, reorganization plan No. 2, transfers the U.S. Employment Service and the related unemployment Insurance service fro™ the Federal The other, reorganization plan No. 7, transfers the Public Roads Administration, now In the General to the « .. . v "** "J viic rf^aiuciit io L/O Security Agency to the Labor De- wil become effective 80 <laVs parUoent. either house. The Senate Tuesday handed Mr. Truman one ol his severest setbacks of tile session when It disapproved his reorganization pian No. 1 to create a new welfare department combining the functions o fhealtr, education and welfare. The four othr plans, In addition to Nos. J and 1, assured of becoming effective are: No. S Providing for reorganization of the Pott Office Department at the top ken!. No. t—Truufentac the National Secwltj Council rnd the National - ,„ — .Security Resources Board to the | submission, imJes* disapproval tgr | cucutlv* oOfe* <H UM rraidenU Services Administration, Commerce Department. In both cases, the Senate rated down resolutions of dnmpprOTai No. 2 bj a 57 to 12 nte, and MI No.. 7 by 47 to 44. In b*th euem opponents would hate keen re- >«lr*d to get a c*m!Urltanal mu- jorttj-, w 4> votes, u h.Tr the 'tsapproral . The reorganization act provides that a reorganization plan submitted by the President to Con No. 5—Vesting administrative authority In the chairman of the Civil Service Commission. No. 6—Vesting administrative authority In the chairman of [he Maritime Commission. Chairman Trdlnjs (D-Md) of the Senate Armed Services Com- asitiM 'mU the President's de- •rgannwUMi p|.,n for millalry im- nteattm, submitted after the first •even, wmt n«lllfled when Con- frrm ftttii IU awn sutificalion MB (crcral weeki af«. The bill paralleled the President's plan and the recommendations of tne Hoover Commission in most re- attorney, told the jury the moltv was "dead men tell no tales." The verdict, at 7:30 a.m., came 12 hours and 34 minutes after the jury received the case last night. Justice Pecora dismissed the jury with thanks. He told them they had performed "an arduous service. a highly responsible service, one tha 1 you have acquitted yourselves of with generous devotion." Sheldon Hall, Former Manager ot Compress Here, Dies in Louisiana Sheldon Daniel Hall, formerly manager of the Federal Compress and Warehouse Co., here died of a heart attack this morning In Shrcveport. La. He was about 41. Services for Mr. Hall will be held in Loveland, Colo., the home of his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hall, who survive him other arrangements' are incomplete. He also Is survived by his wife, Mr.s. Mary Virginia Hall, and one daughter, Elizabeth. Mr. Hall succeeded his father in 1940 as manager of Federal Compress. He held that position until 1943, when he moved to Shreveport, where he also managed compre.w. His father became manager ot the compress In 1926. news confer- ice, directed his request partlcu- irly to reporters and editors. He was sharply critical of what e called leaks from the committee nd what he described as a tcn- ency to bulk! up the most critical esLlmoiiy cgainst Vaughan at clos- d hearings. Shortly afterwards, a meeting of onunlttcc members was called to , onsidcr a reply to Mr. Truman. There were Indications that the testimony relating to Vailghan In private sessions might be made public. Chairman Hoey (D-NC) Is In forth Carolina, leaving Senator O'Conor (D-Mcl) as the ranking Democratic member of the group. Hut any action taken undoubtedly vould have Hoey's approval. Mr. Truman made it clear at the outset that he did not intend to answer any questions concerning the Inquiry. Reporters; thus were unable to ask ilm about n Republican demand lint he oust Vaughan as coordlna- ,or ol veterans aUali's, Senator McCarthy (R-WM voiced the demand that Mr. Truman 'ire Vaughtin from the veterans affairs post McCarthy added that as a Republican senator he does net feel has the right to suggest that Vaiighan be ousted from hts other job as the President's army aide. The President read rapidly today from a prepared statement saying: "At the outset, I want to say to you that I do not intend to answer any questions pertaining to the testimony that has been given before Senator Hoey's CD-NO committee. •Does Not Approve PrnMdore "General Vaughan has already said he will go before the committee and mnke a full statement on all matlers with which his name has been connected. "1 suggest, as the chairman of the committee has done, that you gentlemen and your editors, in common fairness, suspend Judgment on Genera! Vcushun until he has been heurd ny the committee." The President gave newsmen permission to quote his remarks. Hoey asked during the hearing ye.sterday that senators withhold statements denouncing Vaughan. lie spoke out after Senator Mundt (R-SD) ha<1 called Vaughan, among other things, a "finagling bargain- er." The President made it abundantly that he does not approve of the way the hearings htvve been handled. Vaughan's name has come up repeatedly at hearings of the committee which is looking Into activities of so-called five percenters—per- sons who help in seeking out gov- eriimen', contracts for a fee—-usually five percent. His name has come up In connection with gifts of several home freezers, activities in behalf of a Cnlifornla race ' track seeking to get a building permit when materials were scarce, and efforts of New Jcr.sey mohisses firm to get a pcnnlt for additional scarce .sugar, after the company had been accused of violating a sugar rationing order In 1046. Sir. Truman said "most of the favorable testimony" concerning Vaughan has hern lirld behind closed doors while the unfavorable side has been produced at uprn hearings. Tlie hearings, he went on, have been behind closed doors "particularly if they were friendly to Vaughan." He went on to say lhat much of the unfavorable stories have Augufta Man Killed AUGUSTA, Ark., Aug 18. (AP) — a. T. Arnett. 74, was killed when he was struck by an automobile here late yesterday. N. O. Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 18. (AP)— closing cotton- quotations: High LOW Close Oct 2990 2983 2388 Dec 2985 2976 2 Mch 2981 2915 '2982 May .2913 2963 2911 Jly. 290« 2898 2903 Soybeans CHICAGO, Aug. 18—</!>,—Soybean quotations: High Low close NOV 244'.i 239 243 3 i-U'.i Dec 242'i 237', 241\-43'i Mar 239'i 236 ;39'« May 23SV4 U3 235!i resulted from "leaks" from within the committee. Some of the newsmen took l=.=ue with the President, saying that virtually all the recent hearing have been public. Vaughan himself was present See VAUGHAN on Fare 9 Weather Arkansas forecast: Pnrtly cloudy tonight and Friday; a few scattered afternoon thundershowers in south portion; not much change in temperatures. Missouri forecast: Generally fair, warm and humid through Friday. Minimum this morning—15. Maximum yesterday—96. Minimum Wed. Morning—74. Maximum Tuesday—90. Sunset toady—6:45. Sunrise tomorrow—5:23. Precipitation 48 hours to 7 a^n. today .12. Total since Jan. 1—37.56. Mean temperature (mids'ay between high and low)—85.5. ' Normal mean for August—802 This Dale Ijut Year Minimum this morning—68. Maximum yesterday—90. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date —31.U.

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