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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NFWSPAPBR Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI YOU XLV—NO. 12« Blytheville courier BlythevUle Herald Mississippi VaUey Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 1949 TWELVE .PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Mundt Tries to Link Firm's Paris Flight To Gift of Freezers WASHINGTON, Aug. 19. (AP)—Senator Mundt (R- SD) sought today to link a flying ship to Paris in 1945 by three agents of a Chicago perfume firm with the firm's gifts of home freezers to Maj. Gen. Harry H. Vaughan "and *his friends." New FCC Rules Hit Quiz Shows Stiff Regulations May Mean End for Many 'Give-Aways' WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (AP) — The government today slapped stringent new rules on radio and television giveaways. They may knock out most of the prize programs. The Federal Communications Commission said that, effective Oct. 1, it will not permit programs advertising lotteries or "offering prizes dependent in whole or part upon lot or chance." The penalty will be the loss of the broadcaster's license. Then the commission set forth conditkmj that will bar a program. While each program will be judged separately, the rules appeared broad enough to cut off most of the , programs that have showered millions in cash and prizes on listen- Ing and viewing audiences. Justin Miller, president of the National Association of Broadcast' ers. announced sharp disagreement Kith tht commission's ruling. Mill- M'er expressed the hope that it will be quickly tested in court. Miller's statement noted that the decision came from only three, of the seven members of the commission, with three absent and one dis- nenting. He said the question is whether the commission has any authority to "promulgate any rules on the subject of alleged lotteries." Miller stressed that he was riot arguing as to the merit or lack of merit of thp giveaway programs. He called attention to the . fecently adopted -flfiB standard of »>r?.rt!cr. One section pix>vides that "broadcasting designed lo buy the radio jlldience, b.v requiring it to listen in the hope of reward, rather than for the quality of it* entertainment, ihould be avoided." H« went on: •We assert that programs ol the type clarified as lotteries are not In fact illegal. Since they are not Illegal, their proscription in this manner constitutes an Interference with program content contrary to the i :..-"'- '»rms of Section 32« of the <"v>r,"'!--ui:.'jitit:-.5 Act. See* "Intrusion" "Tries* rules not only represent *tnn Intrusion Into the administra- Wtion of the criminal law, but set a precedent which may lead to further interference 'With the free Kpeech guarantees by >he Constitution. ... ••The NAB hopes that those whose property interests are subject to these ritles will soon bring about » covirt test ol their legality." Trade circles expressed belief that the action would hit hardest at the telephone call giveaway in which » contestant has to be at home to answer the telephone, has to be listening to the program, and hiis to identify a tune .solve a riddle or answer a question correctly. Other progams may be affected in varying degrees. The ruling, stemming from a year-long investigation, seem certain to be carried into the courts to\ review. .25-Inch Rain Falls, Heaviest Since Mar. 26 Blytheville had more than 2.25 inches of rain this morning, which was the heaviest since March tt when three inches fell within a 24-hour period. The rains this morning flooded low sections of the city and slowed traffic oil several streets. R. E. 'Blaylock. official observer here for the' U.S. Weather Bureau, reported ,16 of an Inch when he made the readin" -• ^ a.m.. but a short rmr later it began to rain harder 1116 » second reading al noon showed an additional 213 inches. Blytheville had 1.5 inches of rain on July 30. with another 1.28 inches on August 4. Mundt told reporters that the testimony given the Senate Investigations CommitWe secretly Monday, and made public yesterday, "begins to disclose » suspicion of a motive of what Is behind the gifts of deep freezers. " He refrerred to freezers paid for by the Albert H. Verley per fume company which were sent to Mrs. Harry S. Truman, General Vaughan and four other admlnls tration officials during the summer of 1945 and the. winter of 1945-4«. Three representatives of the Ver lye Company made the Paris trip on an Arms' transport plane in July, 1945 at a time, Mundt said, "when businessmen just couldn't get there." Mundt is a member of the committee which is looking into the activities of "five percenters"—ind- ividuals who search out government contracts for others at a fee, usually five per cent. Tao of the central figures the inquiry are Vaughan, President Truman's military aide, anc John Maragon, Washington man- about-town who used to have free access to the White House. The testimony released by the committee yesterday after President Truman had accused it ol withholding testimony "favorable 1 to Vaughan while producing thi unfavorable parts at public hearings, threw a new spotlight on the two men. Presidential Secretary Charles G Ross was asked at a news conference today if he had any comment on the release of the heretofore secret testimony. "None whatever," Ross said. Ross was asked if Mr. Truman when he spoke out at his news conference yesterday, had in mind the testimony made public later In thi day. •Ross said he did not know wha the President had in mind. Both Vaughan and Maragon arr slated to'appear before the committee personally sometime after it re uinei.i^a hearings next Tuesday. Testimony by Harry Hoffman Milwaukee advertising man whc handles tcje Verley account, name< Maragon'as the man who arranged for the Afmy transport to carry Hoffman,,. [Maragon and Emmet king, New Tot* attorney, to Parii on Vertey business. The record shows that Mundi commented that "someone had U exert a colossal amount of influence high circles" to wrangle such trip. He noted that it was timed for "entry into Paris almost on the heels" of liberating troops. The record further showed tha William P. Rogers, committee coun sel, said Maragon tried to bring back from the trip perfume essenc disguised as four bottles of chain pagne. Rogers commented "It looks t me on the surface as though th customs agents caught Marago red-handed smuggling the stuff in and there was no prosecution." Earlier, Hoffman had told th investigators that It «rai he whc had figured in the arrangement* with David Bennett, Verley presi dent, for the gifts of the dee freezers utter hearing Vaugha: mention that the "Littel Whit* House" at Indepenrence, Mo., need ed one. All this led Mundt to try unsuc cessfully during the private hear ing to.get Hoffman to admit ther was soem connection between th freezers—of which Vaughan got tw —and arrangements for the Paris trip to get contracts and "essen tial oils" for Bennett's compan; But Hoffman wasn't going alor with the idea. Mundt's statement to reporter indicated he still is dissatisflec with Hoffman's answers. nownpour Damages Streets LITTLE H ",K. Aug. 19. '/T| — leavy summer rains drenched Arkansas last night and early today. The Little Rock Weather Bureau reported that Eagle Oap, In PolV County, had 1.15 Inches, heaviest rp'nfall in the state yesterday. In North Llttlr Rock. Mayor Ross I.iwhon estimated damage to city streets »nd sewer' system by the downpour tt $20.000. Greater Little Rock recorded 758 tnr'ies of rain In the e«rly hours today. I .It He Rock City Engineer Jan Carter raid his offl-- has been swamped with calls from residents reporting washed out street-i. He wouU Board of Trade Votes Not to Pay Premium For Season's First Bale A majority of members of th Blytheville Board of Trade hav voted Jto refrain from paying pre mi-im prices on the first bale < cotton ginned in the county th: year. The .announcement was made c Board secretary J. F. Lenti, who ex plained that in recent years firs bales have proved not merchandis able. Mr. L.'ntl also announced that the annual meeting of stockholders of the Board will be held August 31 at the American Legion hut. PROPOSED OSCEOLA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL—Above is architect's drawing of the proposed elementary school building at Osceola which is to be located west of Ermen Laiw. The building, according to architect U. S. Branson, of Blytlievllle would be built at an approximate cost of 4180,000. Voters In th district on Sept. 27 will decide whether bonds are to be issued to finance the project. The building is ot be of bull brick with depressions in corridor ceilings to permit bilateral hunt- ing. Corridors will be lined with glazed tile. The site which Ihe build- Ing will occupy Is to consist of several acres with ample space for playgrounds. Mr. Branson said about 16 classrooms, each with a lavatory, and a combination auditorium and cafeteria are to bo Included In the new school which he estimated will accommodate about 000 puplU. There also will be provisions for a kindergarten and showers. Marians Given : acfs on Schools Blytheville District Board Develops Plan For New Buildings Max B. Reid, president of Blythe- ille School Board, yesterday epoke >n the proposed $340,000 Blytheville High School building when he addressed members of the Blytheville Rotary Club at the Noble Hotel. Mr. Reid traced the history of he project and explained that about half of the J225.000. which he district raised last year by a )ond issue, wfls necessarily spent construction of the new Negro high school. "The old Negro school building, Mr. Reid explained, "was literally near collapse. There was no ques- :ion In the minds of board members as to our most pressing need n the way of school facilities. 30-Mil! Tax Needed "Tile remainder of the money raised through trie bond issue was used for improvements on other schools in the city," he said. "Now." he asserted, "it is nearly time for the voters to decide on the high school project. "In September the Blytheville dis- rict will consider a 30-mill school tax. Sue mills of this tax would be used to pay off the proposed *450.000 bond Issue," he said. Mr. Heid pointed out that with the recent abolition of the state's six and one-hall mill ad valorem tar. the effect of the new tax, 11 passed, would be a net increase of five and one-half mills. Other Improvements Planned In addition to the 5340,000 for the high school building itself, other Improvements which would be effected by the bond issue Include furnishing of the high school, al a cost of S50.000, and construction of a. gymnasium and auilitorium for the Negro high school at a cost of *M,000, Mr. Reid said. Mr. Reid was introduced by James Roy. A new member. Marvin Nunn, Jr was inducted into the club at the meeting. President Noble Gill read to club members a letter of resignation from John Thro, who is moving to St. Louis, and club secretary U. S Branson read the financial report for the fiscal year ending June 30 Guests included M. D. Boyd, c O. Redman, Jr., D. T. Anderson, L. C. B. Young, of Osceola, and Robert H. Bailey, of Marked Tree. Bra kef ess Truck lips Town's Main Street at 1 OOMPH LARAMIE, Wyo., Aug. 19. Roc'.ieting out of a mountain canyon at 100 miles an hour, a runaway semi-trailer truck laid waste to Laramie's Main Street yesterday . The ' grain-laden truck injured five pers'ons, damaged nine automobiles and wrecked two buildings. Damage was estimated at 530.000 Driver Ernest Kirk, 26. of Beatrice. Neb., said the brakes failed on the Telephone Canyon road. It drops 2,000 feet In three miles. He said the truck was going more than 100 miles an hour when it shot oU of the canyon, five miles east of here. The speed had dropped only slightly, he said, when he reached city limits. The truck' sidnswipcd a highway patrolman's car first. In the next two blocks, the hurtling truck brushed two other cars. The third collision Jack-knifed the trailer. The cab went hurtling against four cars. The trailer wrecked two others before plowing into a bar and a cafe. The brick fronts were torn loose from the buildings. Kirk was treated for minor Injuries. He was charged in Justice court with reckless driving. Finland Cracks Down on Red Strike Chiefs HEL3INKT, Aug. land's sovemment, 19. (AP)— Pin- determined to aimed n strike offensive it says at setting up a Communis' Dsceolo Chamber of Commerce Hears Educator Golden Rule Held Key To Business Success By Harry A. Dailies (Courier News Slatf Writer) Faber A. White, manager of Osceolu's Missco Implement Company ast night wns named "Osccola's Most outstanding citizen" when tha city's Chamber of Commerce held Us third imnunl banquet in the nc\ Mississippi County library. Approximately 175 persons attended the banquet to hear n review of the chamber's activities during the past year mid see presentation o awards for oustnnding service to the community. Dr. Kenneth McPnrland, superintendent of schools of Tone-kit, Kims ivas principal speaker for the affair. His remarks concerning business religion and life found an enthusiastic reception. • In Inmiching his discussion, Dr. McFarland salil, "I don't agree Gentler Treatment In Senate Is Sought For Arms Aid Plan WASHINGTON, Aug. 10. (AP)—Battered by the louse, the administration's foreign arms aid program looked o the Senate today for gentler treatment. Tiie program was slashed and hedged in with restrictions before the House passed it last night by a vote of 238 to 122. It marked a bad beating for*——— President, Truman's Congressional 'orccs. Despite their entreaties, a 50 per cent cut was Imposed on the $1,160,990,000 earmarked to help Western European nations resist possible F.ovlct ngrcsslon. Congress could decide to Appropriate the rest of (lie funds next year. Oh top of that, the House decreed that nl lenst half of the supplies scut abroad must be carried in ships (lying the American Methodists Plan New Church for West Blytheville Initia. steps In the formation o the Westside Blytheville Methodis Church will begin at !):30 Tuesday morning, when a group of the organizers, trustees and Church officers meet for deed signing ceremonies. The ceremonies will mark the acquisition ol the property for the new church, and it is hoped that a building will be under construction soon. The Rev. W. B, Yount, pastor of thft Lone Oak and Half Moon Methodist Church, is working with trustees and Interested persons In getting the church started and will oe pastor of the church when it opens. The Rev. E. B. Williams, superintendent for the Jone-iboro District of the Methodist Church, will pre- state, cracked down today on strike leaders while the Reds shouted de- liance. The chairman of the city Councl Keml. fountainhead of the snowballing strike movement and arena of its first violence, was arrested Another city Council member was reported in custody. The counci chairmpn, Lahja Heikkilae. was described as a leader of the Kem strike call. Police and strikers exchanged fire yesterday in Kemi, a northern lumber town. The First Finnish Infantry station at Oulu. 60 miles away, said a striker was killed and nine persons, including three police, were injured. Communist leaders said the strike movement would grow. Almo Aaltonen, communist member of parliament said "the working class should more firmly than before continue their fight for better wages." Moscow cheered from the sidelines. The Communist Party newspaper Pravda, which has stepped up attacks on Finland recently, proclaimed that a strikewave was gripping al! Finland with 100 per cent support from the workers. New C. of C. Unit To Elect Directors Merchants to Meet Tonight in City Hall To Cast Their Ballots Twenty-eight nominations for 14 directors of the Merchant's Division of the Blytheville chamber of Commerce were announced yesterday by the nominating committe in the chamber headquarters in the city Hal!. The members of the new division of the Chamber of Commerce, which will Include both retail merchants and wholesalers, will meet In the municipal courtroom at 7:30 tonight to elect the directors and transact business necessary to set up the new agency. Worth Holder, secretary -manager for the chamber, said. The new division will have 16 directors. At a preliminary meeting It was decided to have each of the four members of the nominating committee serve as directors and to elect 14 more. Members of the nominating committee are: Russell Campbell, H. H. Levltch, J. R, Deal and Jimmle Edwards. The committee yesterday announced the following names from whclh the membership will select 14 directors: rred Callihan, Joe Freeman, J. C. Guard, Melvln Halsell, Rusell Hays. Miss Helen Helncmann, W. L. Homer, O.G. Hubbard, Sr., Richard Jeldel, Sam Johns. O. E. Knudsen, K. M. Lashbrook, John Mc.Dowell. c. L. McWntere, R, J. Morris, Warren Moxlcy. R. A. Nelson, W. H. Pease. W. P. Pryor. Charles .ambo. Mrs. p. a. Relchcl, Fred Saliba, Al Sullivan. L. G. Thompson. Jr.. R. L. Wade. Sr., Dick Watson. Mrs. Eunice Young and Dick White. New York Stocks no Mtiaut* of d*B*c«- U « Steel Closing Quotations: AT&T Amer Tobacco ...... Anaconda Copper ... Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward ... N V Central Int Harvester National Distillers ... Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Studebaker Standard of N J ... Texas Corp C Penney 145 7-8 72 29 27 51 3-4 1W 37 1-2 61 7-8 53 3-4 10 5-8 2« 1-4 20 5-8 20 1-8 11 15 7-8 23 68 1-2 58 1-4 50 !-8 I side at the deed signing services Tuesday, and the Rev. Eugene Hall, pastor of the Dell Methodist Church, will also assist In the services. The property Is located one block off the Highway 18 on Howard Street Trustr-es include Jack Robison J. R. Coleman, J. W. Fields, Glen Alexander. B. S. Wakefleld, and J. N. Moody. The new church will be a part of the West Blytheville Parish, which now includes the Lone Oak and Half Moon churches. Shirley Leaves Calais CALAIS, Prance, Aug. 19—Wi— Shirley May France left here today by channel steamer for her Dover headquarters. The 17-year-old Somerset. Mass., girl said she hoped lo return In about 10 days to prepare for her attempt to swim the English Channel. The »lt«mpt was put off yesterday because of un- UvoriUt wMttitr coadllloiu. After selected, the directors have been they will meet find elect the officers for the new agency. v those people who say \ve have a government which Is hostile to business. There Is still such a thing as success. I've seen it. Human Elcmrnt Important Public relations counsel for General Motors. Dr. McFarland recalled how a General Motors Diesel plant which was started "from scratch IS years ago is now worth SBIO.- 000.000." "There Is no doubt Hint among the factors of good business, the human clement Is that which Is most. Important and it' Is often overlooked. It has been proven that If a man is to succeed In anything, he must Hist he a Rood man. People aren't fired, according to actual surveys, because they lack the skill to handle a Job. "Approximately 90 per cent of the time, people lose their Jobs be- cnuse of bad pcr,SDnalit : ~, immorality, dishonesty, disloyalty, or in- tenmcrancc. "The tnWen rule Isn't just something for Hip pulpit on Sundays, It's good business ami It will wnrk rvnn In fills nlomlc ace when tile nnly certainty Is uncertainty." Dr. McFarlniul noted that "the demand for plain, old fashioned loyalty Is now higher than ever before and the supply has reached an all-time low. An ounce of loyalty Is worth a pound of'cleverness. It U time we look the rule hook, which we put on the shelf ten vcars ngo, down and dusted It off." Slncrrily of Purpose Stressed Dwelling on the uncertainly of the age. Dr. McFnrlnnd warned that "big personalities and a bin- ness In our thinking are necessary to meet the problems of today. "We must have an honest, sincere respect for people and we must realize that the motive of human service lies behind every successful business." Dr. McFarland ivns Introduced by toastmnster Lloyd Oodley. Dane Fergus, oiitcnlna president of the Chamber ot Commerce, presented ? desk pen set .o Mr. White | and certificates d'Tintlm; dlstln: Blilshed civic serviro to W. N. Thnmns. Irndr-r In (lip Chamber's See CiOMIKX RULE on 1'age 7 fliig. The lawmakers al tightened up n prohibition against using United States troops for other than non-combatant duty in connection with the program. Kxcluclrs China But the House granted the full $211,370,000 the President wanted for aid to Greece, 'ind Turkey, and the $27.040,000 he nsked for Iran, Korea nnd the Philippines and It beat back amendments to: til Add $100.000,000 [or China and other Southeastern Asia areas, (2t charge the Wr^lrrn European allotment against the current U.S. military appropriation, (3) withhold funds from Britain as long as Ireland rcmnin.s in-'"'oned, M) linn tile use of U.S. troops for any purpose under the program, and (5>, require the President to channel production Inlo areas suffering Trom acute unemployment prob- cms. Defeat of those amendments was a shallow victory for the administration, whose House lenders had predicted confidently that they could stave off any cut In Western Kuroiican funds. What they fnllcd to figure on wore the absentees the de- lection. 1 ; from Northern Democrat ranks, which usually line up solidly for anything the ^resident wants. The roll-call count nn the rimendniRiit of I?cp. Richards SO to halve the. Western European fund found ?5 members not accounted for, nurl , rv^.nr...,'Sin. '(,! Democrats who supported' ""i^ie amending-', were many' Northern members who normally are found in administration, rnnhs. The theory behind the Richards amendment Is that additional funds can be provided next yer If bene- titttiiK nations demonstrate by then that they are going to work together for mutual defense. Arkansann ^Itay* Arms Cut WASHINGTON, Aug. in. -IIP) — Arkansas Congressmen voted. R-l for passage of thn House bill reducing Furopoan nrms funds yesterday, after dividing 3-4 on adoption of the fund-slashing amendment. Voting for the -menrtmcmt la reduce funds by SO per cent were Reps. Hays, Norrcll and Tackctt with Heps, Clnthlngs, Harris, Mills and Trimble voting ngalnst. However, on passage of the amended bill, only Hep. Tackctt who had voted for the amendment voted against the bill. Heart Attack Is Fatal to Klan 'Wizard By Bern Price ATLANTA, Aug. I9_«v_A heart attack last night killed Imperial Wizard Samuel Green, the fanatical nilcr or the Ku KIux Klan. There was no doubt, however, that the Klan would carry on though minus the energetic lead- ership of the thin, 59-year-old hpy- i Thourh shlan with the Hltlerlike mustache. ~ The leading Ku Kluxer here said the board of directors probably would meet next week to name a successor to the rasp-voiced little man who breathed a spirit of res- urgency Into the "Invisible empire." Officer Who 'Enforced Low Too Well' Stirs Political Squabble in Nettleton NETTLETON. Ark., Aug. 19-//P, [ effect. But you can't do that wlth- —An ex-Foreign Legion soldier of' out making fortune who "enforced the law too ' and getting well" has stirred up a knock- do*n drag-out political squabble in this small East Arkansas town. Joe Henson, hired to "bring law lo Nettleton," a community bordering Jonesboro, said today that "everything was alright until I started arresting some rich people and ions of rich people for violating the law." Henson resigned Monday Just before a meeting of the board of aldermen called to fire him. The mayor of Nettleton, Jewell Robb, resigned Wednesday night. Alderman Elmer Cirter s»ld Henson was "doing t lot of things he shouldn't do. He was arresting people who shouldn't, be arrested »"d causing a lot of confusion." The mayor s»id "the nldenrien hired Henson In my «bs«nc*. They wanted strict Uw enforcement »nd md th* riot *u U Urn to tfa»t lot of mess people mad stirred up. Henson overstepped his authority. "There's always t bunch of radicals aho want strict law enforcement, and that Just won't work," the mayor added. "I'm going to get out and let them have It." Two *5000 suits for false arrest have been filed against Henson. And, in addition, he was irrtsted In Jonesboro on charges of unlawfully carrying a pistol. He said this was the first time In the history of Arkansas that » peace officer had been arrested on this charge. Said City Recorder Warran White, "We hired Henson to enforce the law, but he did It too good." The aldermen have appointed Lloyd Hill of P»r»gould »E the new Netlleton marshal!. No successor to Mayor Robbt hu been n»m- Dr. Grcrn hud been a kliinsman for 31 years, his Inmily nskcd that the fact be omitted from his obituary. At the time orcens passion of dcnlh, Dr lt . . '• »"•• i-Ji i/ii;;ici]iitg wnltc supremacy" had made him for newspaper editors and public offlrl.ih They feared the Klan ml 8 ht ride Power again on prejudice, as It did In the decade of and become once morr a powerful political factor In the South Angrily and bitlcr | y Dr 0 declared he was being "persecuted " As a pattern of violence spnad oier the South In which masked men figured In cross burnings, beatings and threats, Dr. Orecn relied more and more stock denial. All these acts he ascribed wlth- oiit fall (o "Bolsevlk" groups over which he had no control. He promised that any Klansman found guilty of violating the law would be banished. To offset growing public Indignation, he ordered upon the Klan unmasked prior to his death. The blow that hurt most, however, was the Just 10 days Green the b V u f- Attorney Tom Cl*rlc that the Klan was subversive. Green had »lways maintained that part of the Klan oath was to uphold the constitution. To prove his jartotlsm, Oreen often pointed to • letter of com- ta* WIZAU MI f»t» I Citizens Form VigilanteGroup In Cohen Case I,OS ANGELES, Aug. 15. l,n — The "Old West" moved In torta on the Mickey Cohen cnsc with formation of a vigilante committee The committee, mostly Worl War Two veterans, announced I planned "citizen action to stop law le.xsne^s. restore Integrity In gnv eminent and to protect our famil les." A spokesman said 1 will see appointment of a special prosecutor. Five federal agencies, meanwhile, .studied the explosive transcripts of the police recordings of thn Wtimhllng boss' private home con- verKntinns. Particular attention was paid federal statutes on Income tax, the transportation of guns, (he Mann Act. narcotics and using the malls to defraud. U. S. Attorney .James M. Carter said the matter will be presented to Hie federal grand Jury when It reconvenes Aug. 31. He added that the panel will consider Indictment of one "major" member of the Cohen mob. Carter said the federal agencies Rot copies of the transcrlps from sources outside the police department three months ago. Vice squad officers secretly Installed microphones in Cohen's Brentwood home when It was built and listened In from April, 1947. to March. 1948. The existence of the recordings, however, did not come to light until this week. New Rent Control Cutback Is Seen Budget Cut Moy Fore3 Added Curtailment of Agency's Activities WASHINGTON, Aug. 19. (AP)— HousinR Expediter Tighe B. Woods today predicted a further new cutback in rent controls. He said his agency may be forced lo curtail activities In many parts of the nation—this in addition to lifting ceilings completely n one- llnd of dip areas now controlled by ederal regulations. Just what form additional reriirc- lo:is In rent controls would take, Woods could not Immediately say. le declared, however, that mor» :utbacks of some nature are almost certain to come. "The Elush In our budget make» I necessary to lop off the housing slatf from 5,600 to 3,000 persons," Woods told a reporter. "And that neuru we Just won't have manpower to do the Job— so we'll have to cut the work load." Already announced plans to abolish celling? across one-third of the country, meantime, were creating » •itir o( reaction and confusion. Seeks to Revise Bill Senator Douglas (D-I1I) said hs hoped today to bring to the Senate floor a resolution to reconsider •. House-Senate conference bill which okftyed the cut in the Housing agency's funds to $17,500,000 contrasted with $36,750,000 asked by th» Budget Bureau to finance rent control operations. . - r v^To:i^Sng°-vc}iihoj;i^s teld ~'.!t'iier have Seen "Hooded with d constant stream" of long distance phone caltA and telegrams asking clarification and protesting the proposal to drop restrictions In many part* of the country where controls atill are on. Woods attempted to explain preliminary details of the new policy following a day-long session 'with, his top lieutenants which lasted far into the night. It Is still Impossible, he said, to delc-rmlne what areas will be decontrolled. Such Information won't he ready for at least another wee's. It Li expected, he went on, that ceilings will be dropped first In so- cailcd "borderline" areas where sufficient rental housing appears to exist or will soon be available. Nn ntcontrol for Big Cities Will the bulk of the decontrol* come In small towns or metropolitan areas? Wood' said he li sticking by his original statement that controls will not be dropped in any community of more than 100.000 population— which will rule out large cities and heavily-populated counties. Areas wnere big military Installations arft located also will remain under federal regulations. Woods stated. The rent director added that the pile of telcr.ims on his desk opposing the end to ceilings in many places convinced him that "tho housing .situation still Is important and acu'.e to a lot of people." Weather Arkansas forecast: Considerable iidiness this afternoon, tonightt and Saturday. Scattered thunder- .showrrs in north and central portions. Not much change In temperature. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy with showers and local thunderstorms cast and extreme north to- r.Ight. Clearing west and south to- nght. and northeast Saturday morning. Cooler north tonight and south and west central Saturday. Minimum this morning— H. Maximum yesterday—98. Sunset today—6:44. Sunrise tomorrow—5:24. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—.16. Total since Jan. 1—37.72, Mean temperature (midway between high and low 1—86. Normal mean for August—80.2. This Dale I.ast Year Minimum this morning—-67. Maximum yesterday—04. Precipitation Jan. I to this date —32.19. Soybeans Osceofa High School Pupils Will Register On August 29 ana* 30 High school students will rcgis-1 t«r for the new school term at Os-' ccola, August 29 and 30. C. Franklin Sanders, superintendent, announced today. Classes will not begin until September 8, when an ojxm assembly lit B a.m. marks the opening of the yew. He Indicated th«t >n teaching portions h*4 been filled. CHICAGO, Aug. 19rniotations: High Low Close Nov 246'= 242't 245-4S Dec 248 241U 244-43 Mar 244 239', May 240 238 , 1 —Soybean 242-42 238\i N. O. Cotton Oct Deo Mch Nfay July Oct High Low 2995 2935 2994 2985 2993 JOBI 2S85 2974 3914 2915 373* 27U Last 2935-88 2987 •2983 297B 291S 2732

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