The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 9, 1947 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHKA BT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI YOU XUV—NO. Biyttievllle Dallj Newr BlythevlJle Courier Blvlheville Her»ld Mississippi Valley Lxader IU.Y'1'llKVlLLK. AKKANSAS, FRIDAY MAY !), 1<M7 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CKNTS the cam- over" am' would ho i!j! to Good Start, Leaders Report $50,000 is Sought To Finance Buying Of Site for Buildings Drive official* heading the work of obtaining $50,000 lor the purchase of a new liiglt Kclioo) iiite said today first reports if solicitation groups indicated paijin would ''go that the funds raised. , The drive was launched officially yesterday morning with a parade of school groups from throughout the Blythcville sys I m Drive officials loday praised the enthusiasm which the parade brought to tlie opening of the drive. Immediately following the parade nearly 100 drive workers and solicitation team members began a thorough canvassing ol re.sidL'fiiial aiT ( i business districts for contributions to the fund which will be used to inaugurate a long-range program of changes and construction aimed at revamping and mo- gernizing the entire Blytheville 5|iiool system. * ive leaders expressed their thai the enthusiasm shown by the 2000 students in the eigl;t- block long parade yesterday will lie imparted to Blytheville residents and businessmen in their contributions to the fund for the opening step in the program to bring the now inadequate school system up to standards compatible with the city's growth. A special meeting of drive workers will be held Tuesday night at 7:30 in the Chamber of Commerce office in City Hall in order to determine progress of the campaign, it was announced today. Drive workers were urged today lo bring their solicitation cards to this meeting, at which reports of their activities to date will be heard. It was re-emphasized this morn- ine that checks for contributions should be madp out to "Blythcville School District No. 5" and that do- 'nations may be submitted by mail. These should be addressed to Post Office Box No- '139. BKrtheirille.. Officers Nab Escaped Prisoner Suspect Held Here Admits Fleeing From North Carolina Prison Contract Let On 5th Largest Dam in Nation UfQBS i ^ earch ^ oes on f° r Kidnaped Girl *•' rB*4»fe --»JV« •^^•t*r ,*>' t * ' «tf §'•.-.••••-:>•••• •$'-•"' '. If I .« i w- . * •:•.••:;•••• Protection for Industry-Labor LITTLE HOCK, May <). (Ui'l — Bull Shoals Dam, near Colter on the White River, today was u step nearer realization. U. 3. District En- Xinecrs yesterday announced ihe official acceptance of tns $2^,146,000 bid submitted last week by the Ozark Dam Constructors of Houston, Tex. C'ol. Gerald Galloway of the Cjvps of Engineers estimated Hint actual construction would begin ii? rvlinul 40 days. The actual slruciiiu', iiboul seven miles north of Colicr, will be ,„, the fifth largest dam in UK- U. S. I not "route them through a bureau Us completion is expected to take* y 1-2 years. Galloway .sanl. Seeks Amendment to Labor Measure to Thwart Bureaucrats WASHINGTON, May !J. (UP) — Sen. Joseph H. Hall, II,, Minn, asked Ihe Senate loday to give employers and employes direct court ,'olection against racketeering and Senate Approval Of Treaties Asked Foreign Relations Committee Urges Quick Ratification WTSH1NGTON, May 3. '\JPj- The Senate Fou.-lftil Rcl:it:O'is' committee today unaiiimoLi.-ly rcc- omrnended ratification of the peace treaties with Italy, Romania, uiil- garia and Hungary. Tlic committee actbn sent the treaties to the Senate. R:\tii.ration requires a two- lliirris vote of the Senate. • President Truman, Etc rotary of State Geoi->r_. c Maisliall and former Sc-jivia.-y of Slate James P. Byrnes have urged <|ii!ck approval. Committee Chairman Arthur H. Vandenberg, R., Mie.i, who iu'Uicd draft the pacts with th-j WolM War II Axis allies, said inc committee action wis "\vithuiu, reservation." He indicated he would try to call up tho treaties lor ilebat soon. A score of Italii'.i-Anicncari organizations, forme:' ' Secretary of State A. A. Bci'le others opposed the tre.itier, lit committee hearings. The opponents claimed that the treaties would i::itlei i inin • Italy cm open her gates lo Communitni at the moment ihe U y. i-j t-c to quarantine Comirimisin in the Middle East. The treaties were drafted series of conferences in London Paris and Ne>.v Vorl t over a peiioi of-^I5 .hionth-j. They yeorc:enh a number of :ia:*i-'.V(_n jonces'.^or obtained by Byrnes in rjnijirom^c with Russian dcinamk for sterne' tcnns. Blythcville Police today received a warrant lor detention for Luther Newtop. Shelton, arrested hers on a petit larceny charge, asking that he be held for return to North Carolina prison, from which lie escaped April 28 after serving eight months and four days of i : two-year sentence for larceny. Sbelton, 31, was arrested here Tuesday in connection with the theft plier.s aiu! the other from Montgomery cracy." Bull defended his for combatting jurisiliclional strikes ano secondary boycotts. A milder p]r.i. is supported by chairman R> hort A. Tuft, H., O., of the Somilo Labor Committee. Ball wanted the Senate l!-.bur bill amended to modify tho Norn LaGuardia itnti-injunctiuu act an:l allow employers to obtain injunctions aguirisl jurisdiction;:! strikes and boycotts. Both hi.s amendment and a substitute offered by Taft wouM allow employes to sue for damages. Hut Taft makes no provision for injunc lions. Another section of Iht- bill vould allow the National Labor Rc- Nons Board lo seek injunctions. Hall told the Senate the dilT»r- 'iicc between his plan and the others was that he would jive employers and employes "the right to 30 to court to protect themselves against .his kind of racketeering whereas .he committee bill routes them through a bureaucracy." He called the practices a "vi- ri»us ahuse of economic power" anil sail! he saw no reason why imly an Nl.ltl! attorney ruulil RD tu criurl for the employer. "} don't know why we have to creen these cases through iconic bureaucrat." he said. Supporting the Tail siitotUut? amendment. Sen. Irving M. Ivcs. R.. N. Y., expressed fear that, the Bail amendment would be a,i "cnteilm for reviving the inimictinn " that produced tho Norris- :dia act 15 years ago. Ivcs re- mi I the Senate that the iiuti- injunction law was signed by President Hoover. Tves said lie had no objection to the Taft amendment provision In allow suits for damages. Sen. Wayne L. Morse, R., Ore.. expressed fear, however, tnat the damage suit provision would encourage the use of litigation in attempts Phone Service Nearer Normal In Many Sections Some Long Distance Operators Returning to Work After 32 Days WASHINGTON, May 0. (Ul'l — Telephone .service returned to i;or- imil In scattered sections of the comilvy tudny as long distance op- erinors went buck lo work alter a 3l>-diiy wnlkoiil. Twenty-eight other unions remained on strike, however, but government hopes ran high Una Ihc $2 to $5 weekly wage boost pattern in the long lines agreement would bring quick' sctllcmcnts. Union inid company negotiations Challenge Hurled At Russia During Greek Aid Debate State Department Frowns on Franco No Loans to Spain Asked, and None Due To Get Consideration On ihe conviction that Georgia is checked for possible ransom postmaster, Paul Cornish, right, little girls' father, George Weckler, center. Attorney Francis Garity.— INEA Telcpholo). Jean Weckler wna ktdpmjipcd, mall notes. Pint Alkhi'-on, Wisconsin, brings Ihe mall diiectly to Mm Mttll at- hilt i:i UislrllK Taxpayers and \City Employees All Get a Break in Same Week CARUTHKU.SVILI.E, Mo., May n. CarutliersvlllL- la\paycrs will get u reduction of 10 cents on the $ICO uxse.«e-l valuation, H was decided by the city council this week, which announced that the city tax rales for 1947 would be $1 30 per $100.00 assessed valuation. The council also announced rals-* to S20 per He; contended that Red Cross Opens Relief Office In SteeSe, Mo. . CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo.. May 9 .-—A Red Cross Disaster Relief o- fice has been set up at the City Hall In Sleele, Mo., to aid those stricken during the week, it was E. cyclone last announced here - by O. Roland of this city, Pemiscot counly Red Cross Chairman. The office is being set up by Eddie A. Knapp. St. Louis, general field representative of the «t. Louis branch of the American Red Cross, and another representative from the St. Louis office, a case worker, of two pairs of vise-grip has been assigned to the work, one Irom Planters Hardware! Olias. E. Watson of this city is County Red cross Disaster Cliaii- Ward, Police Chief Charles Short said. He sold bDth pair of pliers here t i police were notified when the ,cr became suspicious, stated. During riueslioning lollow- iiu; his arrest, Shelton revealed that lichad been sentenced to a peintefKS'ry term. When jKJlicc asked him if he was free on parole, Shelton said he was not, that he had "just left." Chief Short said. Waives Extradition North Carolina authorities were notified of ShcUon's arrest and they said an officer would be s ent here to return the Escaped convict to his penitentiary cell. Shelton waived extradition. The letter received today was sent by S. Bowen Dorsey. director of the Bureau of, Identification of tile North Carolina Prison Departr incut at Raleigh, and included .Shalton's prison photos and fin- perprints. t According to 'Mr. Dorsey's letter, Siirtton was convicted and sentenced by [ hc superior Court of Yart- Xin County, N. C. on .Aug. 22, 1946 and began serving his prison term two rtay s later. On April 28. Shelton escaped from the Yaclkin County Prison Camp, the letter said. Shelton's home address was listed on prison records ns Yadkinville, N. C. Policemen Gene Dickinson and Charles Graham investigated the r.ill from the suspicious buvcr of the 'Atrs and arrested Shetlon Irom We description given them. man, and the emergency office is being s et up in the south part of Ihe county where the. cyclone damage was worst, in and around stcele, officers Holland. Cooler, Tyler and Cottonwood Point. to- break the bill already provided adequate protection against jurisdiction:!! strikes and boycotts. Senate decision between the Taft and Ball proposals ndvauecil th; bill another step toward passage Once that vote was completed. Ihe Senate planned to sneea action on other amendments luciiicling a new proposal of Sen. George- W. Malone, R., Nev., to make the union shop mandatory in plants where it was favored by a majority of all employes. On Hie jurisdictional strike and secondary boycott issue, Bail was standing pat on a proposal lo allow private employers to seel; injunctions against those practices. es of from $10 to S20 per month for all city employees, and the selection of city office holders by appointment. I'nictically all present iippoinlre.s weie re-appointed particularly on the paid positions, with a lew changes being made in some of the non-salaried posts. Announcement was made Hint n!| properly owners must either build or repair sidewalks along* their property themselves, or be subjected to ;\ tax Icin assessment within 30 days. Two new residential subdivisions were created, and the council voted*.to, toward black- In tile business A report by the city auditor ~'l n oatancc in ail funds o 43ti.^G more than for Ihe saint pe- ic-d last year. The treasurer announced a total of $73.03228, with tlie funds being about evenly divided on deposit between the two banks here. Hears Divorce Coses A Chancery Court cession convened here this morning in the Circuit Courtroom of the North Mississippi County Court House to hear divorce equity cases with Chancellor Francis Cherry, of Jonocsboro presiding. Weather ARKANSAS—Considerable cloudiness and showers West tonight and East Saturday. Little change in Irinpcrtilnve. Baptists Oppose U. S. Assisting Parochial Schools ST. LOUIS, May 0. (U?) — The Southern Baptists convention called today for an end to public aid to parochial schools. "Unless this is done in relation to the present powerful drive oi the Roman Catholics to cap'urc America." it said, "we shall fight a losing battle." In another resolution the Southern Baptists yesterday again ur:- ed President Truman In recall his ambassador. Myron C. Taylor, from the Vatican, The convention also recommended admission of 300.000 displaced persons to the United Slates, but a proposed resolontion favoring cslablishment of universal military training was greeted with jeers and catcalls. It was finally referred bark to a conynittce. Delegates also rejected a resolution advanced by the Northern Baptist convention to place a definite geographic limits upon the jurisdiction of the Southern Baptists. Holland Church To Dedicate Cariilonic Beds 'A program ol dedication for th newly installed carillonic bells in the Holland, Mo.. Methodist Cluircn will be held Sunday. Tlic musical instrument is. a gift to llir., church from Mr. and Mrs L. Berry, in memory of Mrs. 'Berry's mother. Mrs. F.innie Colcman The ritual of dedication will he rend by the pastor, the Rev. Marvin | Niblack and the sermon given bj , the Rev. George Bowles of Do | Solo. Mo., St. Louis Conference executive secretary. An Address "The Story of Bells" will be presented by Mrs. J. F. Yarbrough of Memphis and the dedicatory rc- cilal played by George Gage o! Memphis. The bells will be jjlnycd eac! Wednesday and Saturday M' C. C Adams Jr. Arkansas Retail Jewelers Elect Blytheville Man Dr. F. W. Cox, Pocahontas Dies in Memphis Hospita PCCAHONTAS. Ark. May a. (UP —Funeral services arc being plan ned today for Dr. p. W. Cox. on of the largest landowners in East ern Arkansas. He died in a Mern phis. Tcnn., hospital yesterday. A licensed physician. Dr. Co gave up active practice severe years ago to devote his full tim to farming and cotton sinning. He was a former r.latc high way commissioner. N. Y. Stocks Closhi',; stock prices: A T and T Amcr To'oacco Anaconda Copper Belli Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward . .. N Y Central Prices Hamper Construction Workmen Idle in Some Cities, Others Have Building Boom Children Play With Shotgun; One is Killed LniTy Rny Robcr.son, 22-m,>nt ild son of Mr. anc3 Mrs. Howard loljorscm of Musc^nivc Bar. 15 milt's u>rlhoast of Illytlicviile or, Ihe Mis- issippi River, wns kilieti Instantly t'CGtcrflay nt 3: lr> p.m.. \vhcn his our-ycnr-o!fi sister, fiem-. was snut .o hiivo accio'cntiilly liv^cl n !(•Range shotgun and shot him i,hroii£;h he heart. The Kim wns lr;i])ing against, tlie Vont door whuii Ironc. with lier small brother itasid?, tlccJUod to play with tlu- woaptm. Her mul.hrr 'V,TS Uskla at the time ami her Jathrr, (Ishorman, was :it wui't. Funeral ,sci vices weio Iieitl Irri^ Lhis morning at Cohh Fuucral Home -hnpcl, by the Rev. U. S. B.iiid, n^tor of I-'irsL Christian Churrh. Burial followed at Dogwood Kklfire Comclcry. The child is also survived liy Unr-e other .si.stcrs, Ruth. Fay-: and I)t-tty Jo. and three brolhcrs, rlill ,I)can and Kenneth. Co!)b Funeral Home wa., in cli:us;o. Wholesale Food Prices Register Gain for Week Joe Fitzpatrick, 307 E. Davis Street, owner of .Jewelry Stores 'n Int Harvester Blytheville, Osceola, Paragould, and North Am Aviation Siiteston. Mo., was elected a member of the board of directors of IBS I- 06 135 3-4 84 ICO 34 58 1-8 53 14 82 1-2 B 1-2 Republic Steel 243-8 Radio WASHINGTON. May 0. IUI' Wholesale food and building n lerial prices rose last W:L!I bill, overall wholesale price level ir^ tcrcd a slight decrease V:M- trio Ml;'! LOnsecutiVe week, the Bu;';;'u ot Labor Statistics reported Mci.iy. Building material prices went ill five-tenths of one per cent for !).' week ending May 3. ni»kin;j a increase of 41 per cent in the p;i year. Food prices at wholesale rosr one an done-half per cent, ci:ie to hii li- er prices of most;, buH'.r. fruits, vegetables. api>!.:r,. (jrai' onions and tea. Total incrojjs? in wholesale food prices for tin: tut. 1 1 year was 47 per cent. Prices dropped for cheese, rvajn- rated milk, dried fruits. l;an:n:^s. sweet potatoes, wheat !:onr, rorti, cereals and coffee. Arkansas Retail Jewelers AsVcii- j Socoiij- Vacuum 15 3-« lion at a recent meeting of the Stndebakcr 187-3 -- ' ' - - 71 l-'J 60 3-4 IU j om organization in Little Rock. M.-. I Standard of N J Fitzpatrick attended Ihe two-day , Texas Corp. . .. meeting along with his four store Packard malingers, U S Stc-el (By United I'rc.vil S'llic midst of the hon.shu liliort- carpenlcrs. bricklayers and ers in .some cltlc-s'nie Idle foi of work, a survey showed today "Tfl other sections, hoivevi-r. can struclion was being delayed becirjsc of a shortage of such worker,. It was a case ot bnom in sonic citlT> and slump in others, tin.' survey showed. In some sections wtu're a licom In actual building was reported contractors .salt! (hey would cint.ii! operations when prcsciii coiislrin-- tlon is finished. They cited two main miscns: (he nigh price of material and tlic high cost of labor. On the stump j;idc, the survey disclosed these conditions: New York—Between 22.070 and 25.000 skilled craftsmen \vi-rc 11110111- ployed. Construction comri'its have declined and layoffs have increased durfng the last four wcn-k.s. An estimated $7f>.ni)0.090 to $l!)U.OWi,Ml<) in planned housing lias bun abandoned for the present oecausn of high costs. Washington, D. C. -An estimated 25,000 men. most of them laborers, were idle in Washington mid :.ur- loundlny; areas. Most sKlllsd labor, however, was employed. But Ihe Home Builders Associalto.i said that many contraclors were holding off conslructlon because 1 of male- rial -shortages and buyer resistance. Idleness in Portland Portland. Ore.,—Union officials said about one-IUlh ol Portland's 5.000 carpenters were out of wo and blamed the situation on Ihe nigh cost of materials. Several hundred homes stood noflnisncd in what industry spokesmen described as the "bulUlin!; stagnation." I f.ittle Rock. Ark.—Spokesmen for the carpenters union estii'iaird Hint V!0 per cent of the city's curpentein, lilumbcrs and other skilled construction workers were idle. Contractors with completed plan:; in paper were holding olf actual construction because of high costs and uncertainties. On the brighter side, the .survey showed the following: Detroit—Contractors said thcic was n building boom dr:;!>itc the fact that prices were ab nil 75 ]jrr cent above the pre-war level. However. 13,000 were on strike for liiuti- er wages, halting const; 11011011" of about 15,000 units. Raleigh. N. C.—Building was near the boom level, with no .signs ol a slump and no appreciable number of workers idle. Ixis Angeles—Contractors io;iort- ctl no indication of a .slump hi Southern California. Atlanta. Ga.—Construction workers were reported "hard In find,'' There were no layoffs and no appreciable shelving of conflnie!ion plans. However, some buyer resistance was reported. In Altanta were reported on the verge of a Ki'tllt'inent coveting workers in tin? nliie-.slale area .seri'eit by the southern Hell ayslem malneil curtailed -wi'rr the Suulli- Othor areas win-re -si-rvict- rc- wosl, llir llorky Mountain anil riuifii! Coast Stul'.'s and llnirich- (itit tin; muinifactnrhi); anil distributing sy.slem of Western Klrr- tiic Company, a subsidiary of tiic Ili-ll S.v.sli'in. The end of tile long (listnun? phase ot the dispute meant normal .•ervice in Mnrylund. Maine. New- Hiiinpshirc, Vermont, Mussnchn- •ictls. Kbode Island and oilier arens where no other picket lines exist I Maintenance men ill the New England slates also relumed to work today. Tlie long distance agreeinenl, covering some 20,000 maintenance men and clcrk.s of the AiniTlcini Tele- phono & Telegraph Co.. wns rnMIIcil In New York last night by the executive bonrcl of I lie Amin-lcim Union of Telephone Workers, nn ilflllale of the National Fcilrrutlon if 'IMlephoiif Workers. Tu lle.spi':rt I'irlu'l l.lnrs Thp union yet ii local lime 1 for the [orinal end or UK strike across Ihe country but emphasised that Us members were "pledged I" honor" picket lines of other NFl'W unions. This policy meant that Hie long distance workers would remain idle In New York. New Jersey mid other ilaccs where Western Electric workers or other nfflllnl.»<l with the NFTW weie stlil striklnii. Federal conciliators In Washington wcrti working In two sols of ncgollalloivi Involving Western. Klcclrii: In an litlenipt to settle all Issues oilier Ihnn Hie basic wage dcmniiii of a $11 a week pay raise. The company has (V/.tlno employes on filrike. largest single, grouii In tin- telc])hone wnlkout. -Western Electric siiicl It would make u basic wage offer when the cost o[ fringe and locul dcmnnds of the two unions involved were known T]ie nnlon.s are tile Association o[ Communication Koiilpmcni Workers. rcpn'rcntliU' 20.001) Installers across the nation, and orn Elcclrlc Dmnloyes Association. rcpioKentlng 22.000 employes at U"! Kcamv, N. .]., manufacturing nlnnl. xouihweslcrn Hell Telciihone promised lo make a wage offer to the 35,000 members of tin: Hoilthwe_sl- crn Telephone workers union tills week. Ciovcrmncnl conclllnloi'K were meet ing with the parties 111 St. 1 (mis in an attempt to speed a settlement. WASHINGTON. May II .HIP)-The -Slate Ijcvirtp.icnt v>l<: t-irfay Unit satisfactory ,viJI(l<;:il and economic I'Hullor.'i bclwc'JM the United Slalc.H and Spain are Impossible "us long us lli<> Francn i;ime remains hi powor." . Mlchuel J. Mc'.li'j uiul',. Mali' department, off!:?:', imule tin statement in commenting on it- cent Spanish h':wso,iper j'Vwlt'.s IMII editorials lo Hie tllcct Hint llu United Stales policy toward ypali hud been chanted. Homo rcpo: ~.s received by tin State nepar'/ir.'iit (;;>.ve lisj Lu prfi.sslon a new policy would Ix adopted as u ci.rollaiy n; 111 Circek - TnriiLm stop-Coinmni'lsi program. "Our policy Ii \\ar.l Spain ha not changed 'n an,/ respects," Ale lii'i'inoll assorted. ".Sallsfiictoi'y pollii::al ii'nl ceo iiomlc relations aro n<>t possible i long as the Yi-inco rogime . I'lni'ii in power, and ny loans or erccll to Hpaln by tlv! Uniuxl Shifc government are bL'ini! con::id;r<!(l7" His statement regarding loans was nuide in response 10 ri'iuil let's' inquiries as to whether a credit lo .Spain was under conslderiMb.i by I hi; United Stales. He mUlr:;l lliat Spain had not applied loi any governmental loan. Russians Ask Independence For Palestine N. Y. Cotton 6 G1 Mar. May- July Get. •open . 2774 . 3C41 . 3*25 . 2820 high 2800 3G81 3473 29S7 Dec 2830 2867 ' Spots rlaso 3120; up 20. low clos? 2770 'JWi 3G!I 2(ffi 3420 iloi 2!)23 !S53 2330 28o9 LAKK SUCCKSS. N. Y.. May 0- rUPi—Uussia proposed ttic early end ol Britain's rule ot Palestine loday and served notice it would fight lo make independence lor Palestine a principal goal of the foi thcorning United Nations H:tly I/ind inquiry. The snb-rommillce. ])]anniri!: to dralt. a working j:a]icr lor consideration of a full committee latei tr:d:iy. ai;riTcl on a combination of American ami Urilish .suggestions and called a short ycsMon alter hnii'h to Ihe job. UN officials announced, mean- wlnlr, ihiit tin: Aral) Higher Committee would prr.scnt its side ot Hie ralt'stme (lisi)ule lo Die po iral corr. mittfc at 5 p.m. Reportedly they would urge early intl '- pendence (or Palestine and bar aiiv more Jewish immigration lo lh ; ! Iloiv Land. Democrats Fail To Delay Tax Bill Finance Committee | Splits on Party Lines Seven to Six WASHINGTON, May n. (UP) — The Hepnbllciyi.. jnajorlty on tho Semite Finance tiom'inlHce today tent down U'O Democratic attempts to postpone action on GOI'-mion- cored legislation to cut personal ncomc taxes this year. Uy Idenllcnl 7-lo-ii votes, the committee divided srinnrnly on par- y lines ami twice refused to defer iurlher consideration of tax-raiLuc- llon legislation. un. Walter F. George. D. Ga., proposed that action be postponed until June 15. He said thn coinmlt- lee would have a better picture hen of how much Congress wonM whack off president Truman's budget. Sen. Harry Hyrd, D., Va.. moved Unit Ihe committee wait 10 days and request a Senate-House Joint Conference CJommitlrc to try again lo reach a compromise on the hud- Rct. Hut both proposals were turned down by a one-vote, margin. House republicans meanwhile were reported considering a $4,000.- C.00.000 personal Income tax cut next year on top of tile $3,200,000,000 rctluclion they want, in 1047. These tentative plans for next year were understood to Include $G,000,000.000 in overall tax cuts, of which two-thirds iroiild be income taxes. If they ciin gel past the White the two lax cuts thus v-v"ld add u|i to nearly 410.000.000.000. including more than $'',000.000,000 in Income lax rcduclimi.7. Defeat of the two democratic inollons cleared the way for a committee vole on the lax bin itself- 'Hie measure already passed by the house, would cut income taxes from 10.5 per cent in tile lop brack(Ts to 30 per cent-for with laxablc incomes of less than $1,000. Low Terrtpcrafure Again Under 50-Dcgree Mark Little change In Icmperature was noted here during the past 24 hours as the mercury's readings ranged from a high yesterday of 72 degrees to a low during last night of Louisiana Negro Dies on 2nd Tr?.p To Electric Choir ST. MAHTINf:vlF.,LB. l,n , May !). (UP>--- Willie Kr:':i is borrowed time ran out r-t. 12:1'J p >n, today. 'I'he lR-year-r,.;l Negro w.'. joil- cd to death 1:1 l,ou', port-, able electric nli.-.iy—the r.amc chair which a yjar and six tliiys ago only ticklo'l him. Willie was flia.wo:! in llicc'"alr at 12:05 pin. and :lij switch was thrown at- 12:f,3 p.m. Four minutes later he \vas prcnovmoed dead. Shingles Ignited Sparks from the chimney ignit cd tile shingle roof of tho homa of Latvson Hall at 325 South 21st 49 degrees, nccordlng to Robert E. | al noon today, burning a hole tout niaylock, ofllclni vcallior olwnrvpr. doing no other damage. Troctor Driver Injured; Hit-Run Auror,st Sought Ronnie Jones. 40. of Lost Ca:ie, suffered rib and hip injuries y'S- terday when n hit-and-run driver crashed into the tractor he was driving on u gravel road one an:i one-half miles South ot the Little River din. Mr. Jones was brought to Bly- llicville Hospital for treatment and later dismissed. Tic told ofticers that the liit-and- run car was passing him wh?n the collision occurred. Officers investigating the accident termed the crash unusual in that ihe Iractor wns heavily damaged beyond the extent believed possible in a collision with a car. Generally, they said, the cir receives the heaviest damage in colliding with vehicle such as a tractor. The Investigation is ncaring completion, officers s"id. and the case Is expected to be cleared up soon. WASHINGTON, May 9.— (Ul 1 ) — The House today Kicked up a chiillengc lo tussiu to make; the most of • lie 'llirciiio' implied by the i'100,000,000 Greek - Turkish lid lull, and by a v--le of 122 to 70 rejected an imcmlmcnt which wo.ulri uive s|)ccificaUy havrcd the IKH (>f American military units UK occnpatioiiitl and L-oinl)al trot)|)s in those cottn- •it'.s. The amendment was offered by Rc|i. Walter H. Jmld, R.. Minn, ft mid been accepted by loaders of the bill's supporters. But Boiithein Democrats and a large b'.on of Republicans voted It down on Grounds: Hint it would place undue restrictions on President Truman at a lime of world uncertainty. ' 'I'he administration, howrii'er, Ir, on record as Buying it intends lo send only small advisory military missions under the aid piojmtn. ' A moment later, tho House shouted down an amendment by Rep. Karl 15. Mundt, R., S. D., U limit the .si'/.e of .these iidvisoiy military missions to 100 each. Judd luul ottered an annulment to restrict the size of lii'j missions lo 200 each, but lie willu!row it. Thl.-i iictlon left the bill unimpaired so fur by any amendments. During debate that let! up lo Ihe vole on Hie Judil umeiidmnnt, Himse DomocratH Inurlly ajiplaud- «il ii stalement Dint Hussin could "make (he most nf If If she be- Itovcn (he aid bill | o bj. ••„ ,| cc . laradim nf war." Uc.splle picas for speed and the Uncut of a Saturday sc.islm. U)C droned along wltn hours of ronlory. Today's session bogan at 10 a.m., two hours earlier trmn usual. The challenge was made by a R?- Hibllean member of the Ilousa Foreign Affairs Committee as the chamber began its second day ot action on proposed .amendments to the slop .Communism legislation. He was Hep. Chester E. Mcrw.v of New Hampshire. While Memn/'sjwke a group of Co|i^:jiUnist wui\ veterans..who are inc'emin. in Washington 'eiitcred tho' naileries. They have been buttonholing members-.iv/g'i'ip them, to vote against the nltl till. • . Merrow ,who ha s long supported administration policies for inter- nallonal cooperation, made a vigorous defense of the bill. 115 wm (I'.iestloncd sharply VV Rep. Clare E. Hoffman, R.. Mich., who Inrti- caleii his belief that the bill is tantamount to a declaration of war. "If Russia thinks (his Is a declaration of war, !cl her maVe Hie most of i(," Morrow shouted. The dcnmcratic side of the HUIISC Imrsl Into prolonged and vehement applause. R-p'.iblicun leaders, seeking to speed the bill toward a final vote, told Ihc members -that a Saturday session will bo held it consideration is not completed today. The announcement was'made by GOP floor leader Charles A. Hnllcck of Indiana. Chairman Charles A. Eaton of the House Foreolen Affairs Com- miUec pleaded for a speed up. He milled, however, that no attcmnt would be made to shut off anyone. •ICaton's appeal wns challenged • by Rep. Robert P. Rich, R., Pa., n n oulfpoken opponent of tho Greek-Turkish aid bill. He said the measure i s so important it would be "irreparable damage" to tho nation if it were not considered for "another week or a month If necessary." "I agree with Hie gcnllcman on the imporlancc of the legislation hut I believo the intelligence of Ihc H'mse is so high the problem can be solved In four days." Eaton said, with a chuckle. Technically, the question before tile H.OIISC was the disposition of two amendments by Reps. Waller H. Jlldd. R.. Minn., and Karl. E. Mundt. R.. S. D. The Mundt amendment would limit p.dvisary military missions to Greece and Turkey to ICO persons. The Judd proposal would put the number at 200. Mcrrow said either wnnld "lie Hie hands" of the administration. Any atlrmpl lo soften the (crms cf Ihc lepislation would be "appeasing Russia, Merrow • said, "How much longer arc we willing to be insulted by (h« Soviet Union before we take a stand?" Rep. Lawrence'It. Smith, R., Wi5.. who is leading opposition to tlv bill, criticized Mcrrow's- stand. He said that if -Morrow \vanted to send unlimited military personnel abroad, "wouldn't it he more forthright to ask for moriliziticn of our forces now?" Supporters of the bill hoped .'or final passage of the measure by nightfall, even .Ihough nearly a dozen . amendments were awaiting action*.' * Among lliese wore two sponsored try Rep. Lawrence H. Smith, R.. Wis., leader of the opposition forces. One would reduce the aid ixu- thorizilion to $200.000,000. The other would require the President to refer the whole O reek-Turk Uh question lo the United Nations and carry out the provisions of tho. bill only if DN fall] to 'act within 60 days. •'.'-• •;•"....'-.

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