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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLIll—NO. 76 Blythevllle Dally New* Bij'inevUle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valtej THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEABT ARKANSAS AND BODTHEABT MIBHOURl lilATUKVll.l.K, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JUNK 21, l'M(i 4-Way Control Of Japan Offered By U.S. Official Byrnes' Proposal Gets Quick Okay From Britain, China; Too. WASHINGTON, Juno 21. (U.P.) —The State Department today made public the text of a proposed four-power treaty under which the United States, Groat Britain, the Soviet Union and China would pledge themselves to keep Japan demilitarized for 25 years. The treaty would provide for a Bystcni of quadripartite inspection to make certain that the disarmament, and demilitarization provisions of the treaty are carried out. It calls for creation of a four- power commission of control. Tile State Department disclosed that Great Britain and china already had acted favorably to Frantic Mother Rescues Small Son From Jaws of Enraged Mississippi Hog RED HANKS. Miss., June. 21. <UP> — Fiftcen-month-old Hoben McClui'c today was recovering irom severe bite wounds intlictcd by a hot;. Robert was playing on the front porch of his home here when an enraged sow clumped her jaws on his arm and began dragging him across the yard. His mother, Mrs. w. A. McClur?. heard the baby's screams and rescued him. Byrnes proposal on the Japanese veiu . disarmament treaty. There has}" been no response from the Soviet Union, although the draft was cir- I culated more than two months ago. The details of the OPA Increases Price of Coal Pay Hike to Union Miners is Passed On to Consumers WASHINGTON. June 21. <UP> — Ol'A raised soft coal prices an HVPV- t age of 40 1-2 cents a ton today. I boosting the Nation's coal bill an "***« 5222.750,000 for the ncM. The increases were authorized to cover the mine operators' losses during the recent coal strikes and the cost of the government wngc I contract witli John L. Lewis' United the proposed Mine workers <AFL>. All of Secretary of State James p. i Byrnes to keep Germany disarm- 1 ed for 25 years. The German treaty has not been signed, and Russia has voiced objections to it. The fourth signatory to the German treaty would be France, instead of China. Has Similar Plan for Nazis Byrnes first revealed his plan for 25-year treaties to keep both Germany and Japan disarmed on April 20—during the last Big Four Foreign Minister's meeting in Paris. The proposal for Germany represented a complete reversal ot U. S. policy of keeping out ot European affairs and alliances. It came as a big surprise to the world, although Byrnes had circulated his plan previously among the Big Four power foreign ministers. Byrnes made public the text of his proposed treaty for Germany at that time. But he merely said then that a similar draft for Japan had been circulated to Interested, governments. Bytnes * proposed the.stf' tre-rttieS' primarily in- answer to Russia's demand for security against pos- .slble future aggression by both Germany and Japan. Soviet Russia, however, has in effect rejected the proposed treaty on Germany, but Byrnes plans to press again for its adoption at the current Foreign Ministers' meeting in Paris. ' Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov recently suggested that what the Soviet Union wants is a treaty of mutual assistance against aggression. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CKNT8 732 Walking Horses Sold Here Bring $118,800 With Top Prices Paid to Blytheville Owner Head Man (Sold for $8,050) Wllsai Allen's Order (Sold for $3,000) A total of $118,800 was paid hero yesterday for 1152 horses sold at the first ed walking horse sale over slaved in llii.s sod ion, (lie behest price ever brought at s i u sale. This average of $!)00 for fiifli animal was for horses assembled here Iron! • states. Top price was $8.050 Man, chestnut stallion 10 said the cost of the wage agreement, including the royalty of five cents a ton for an employe welfare fund, would average H9 cents a ton. The contract gave wa<je Increases of 18 1-2 cents an hour to the 400.000 miners. Extension of the wage adjustments to clerical and administrative workers not covered by the contract raised costs an additional six cent.-;, he agency said, making the total cost of the contract 45 cents n ton The producers were required to ab>orb 11 cents of that amount, how- •ver. leaving a net of 34 cents af- 'ecting pr?:e. OPA estimated the cost of the strikes during April and May at 11 cents a ton, of which the operators were required to absorb 4 1-2 cents. Hence a price increase of 5 I-n ccntA was allowed to cover lha strike U.sses. That amount for strike losses, plus 34 cents for the cost of Hie contract, made the total prica boost 40 1-2 cents. The price issue lias been one- factor delaying a renewal of efforts to negotiat"? a contract for privufs op^ eration of the mines. An industry representative said issues involving union recognition for simcrvisors and a national safety code may cause further delays. The Government seized the mines May 22 and completed a contract with the UMVV a week later. OPA said wholesale an.l retnll dealers were unable to absoro nny of the increase. Retail pr>;::s be raised an average of 3.75 cent. Senate-House Draft Measure Taking Form WASHINGTON, Jur.c 21. (UPI- Zero hour appears at hand acalu for the nation's ID year-olds. Congress today liaoV before 11 i compromise nine-months draft-extension measure authorizing compulsory military service for thosr youths. The bill, drafted in a Senate- House conference after both bodies disagreed on how the draft law should operate after July 1. wouin make all childless men from 13 through 44 liablo to induction, and the measure would not bar the 19-year-old from service overseas. Though all but one of the conferees expected quick senate approval of the compromise, a hot fight was promised in the houna. Rep. Dcwey short, R.. Mo.. Ions hold-out of the Senate-House conferees against drafting teen-aRCO youth, promised to lead the battle to kill the proposed Induction of 19-year-olds when the confercncs agreement is presented (Tuesday for house approval. \ The measure came out of the conference providing for compromise pay Increases of from 10 to 50 per cent for members of tnr armed forces. They werc designed to stimulate voluntary enlistments. for Head | owned by' C. G. Smith and lienlon King, and purchased by Hob Cunningham of PilUsburgh, Pa., in spirited bidding among buyers from 1-1 states. Second high was only $50 less with J. II. Crain, of Wilson, paying S8.000 for Wilson Allen's Order, chestnut stallion, also owned by Smith and King. It took $7,100 to purchase the final horse auctioned last night witli My Rapsody in Blue selling for that sum. Bought by Dermont Shemwell of Albany, On., from Smith and King, sale of the blue roan was a fitting climax to Unsuccessful sale which started yesterday morning, 0:3r> o'clock. Gcorjian Buys Four The Albany, Ga., man liked the section ol nurses found the "Walking In this horse belt." 44.000 for camillc. while paying mare • owned by W. E. Harlan of Rlplcy. will per Alfalfa Meal Damaged in Armorel Fire Approximately 20D .sucks of .ilfnlfn meal were cUimagctl lust m|;hl from a fire which .started in a box c^r at Arrnovcl where the socks were ready for shipment. The lire wns ciuiscd frotn ypor.- tancons conibustion of UK.' hot. <hy meal, it was said. The box car was not damaged. A .similar firn started Wednesday night in a drum of monl l»ecai«s'? of the meal boin^ too liot. The fire was extinguished with only slight damage. Armorcl Woman Hurt While Crossing Street Mrs. W. Leonard Smith narrowly escaped serious injury yesterday when struck by a car as she was crossing Main street In front ol Roxy Theater. She received bruises to the hip, elbow and foot and suffered trom shock but an examination at Walla Hospital disclosed there were no bones broken In the foot, as lear- ed, and she was removed to her home near Armorel. Mrs. Helen Ford was driving the car which struck Mrs. Smith about 6 o'clock as the driver was backing from a parking space. Into the street. Women Suffers Injury While on Fishing Trip Mrs. Arthur Vance, of Armorel. was injured this morning while on a fishini; trip at. Hin Lake. 14 miles west of Ktytlicvillc, when she fell while walking down an incline. Removed to Blylhevillc Hospital, extent of the injury lo her back had not been determined early this afternoon. X-rays were bcim: taken. Mr. Vance is cashier of the R. E. Lee Wilson Companies interests at Armorcl. Tenn.. and buying two others at a lower price. Sum of $5000 was paid for Red Rainbow, sorrel marc owned by Smith and King, by Raymond Rcbsamen of Little Rock. The Iwo highest priced colts ever sold at public auction changed owners here at the sale, according- to the sponsors. Merry Wilson Allen, midnight black stud and Number One offer in the sale, brought $2,800 with J. H. Cialn purchasing this one from Smith and King. Sum of $1,775 was paid for another colt with Fair Oaks' Farm Jackson. Tenn., bidding Ihc top figure for Ace's Silver Lace, light roan mare owned by Smith ami King. Horsemen from Arkansas. Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Missouri, Alabama. Louisiana Iowa. Pennsylvania and New Jersey sent fine walking horses hern for the r.alc, staged at the farm of C. G. Smith on Highway Cl. South. Buyers From 1.4 States 1 Huyersi wer c ' ' ffom'"'Micriigan, Pennsylvania. Indiana, Nebraska. Texas. South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri. Ken Jtucky. Oklahoma, Mississippi aiur Alabama, with bidders also Irom Iowa, New Jersey, and Louisiana Among changes of ownership In horses were three going lo Mr. Crain and one each to Tom and Joe Walls, sons of Dr. and Mrs, J. M. Walls. The sale was sponsored by Smilli and King, who nwncil 29 nf the horses offered. These buiURht au excrss of SlftflO average for c-arh head sold, which is ortc of the highrst figures known for a stable sold. The two sponsors woke up this morning willi only a one-year-old after having been in this business for a number of years. Smith said today that he and Chip; plan to re-enter the business when his partner is again able to ride, having been in ill health recently. That the many visitors were pleased with the sale and hospitality of Blytheville was rcllectcd in the numerous compliments paid the sponsors antl other local people who assisted in staging this outstanding event. "At least -, hundred purchasers told m c they had been heated nicer in Blylheville than anywhere they had been to a liorsc sale." said Mr. smith today in extending thanks to those who assisted them. Italy to Protest Loss of Colonies| Contend Surrender j Ahead of Germans Merits Consideration PARIS. June 21. (UP)—Italy, It was understood today, plans to make a formal protest against tht; decision of the Big Four Foreign Ministers lhat sue must renounce sovereignty over her colonies. A well-infoimcil source said 11ml 'no competent Italian government can possibly accept a peace treaty which strips her of all her colonies" Those quarter!) said that Italy believed Hint since she surrenderee 20 months before the war's em! and fought with the allies she was ac- Midday Blast Rocks Dallas Hotel Killing Eight and Injuring at Least 30 m Swanky Structure serving of more consideration. Tlie colonies. It was said, arc regarded uy the Italians as essential for the provision of food and raw materials for the homeland. The ministers met In Informal session late today in the quancrs or Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevl'n ut Luxembourg Palace. They were prepared to lake up the thorny Trieste issue. - ! There appeared a general determination to smash trurouchv the existing blank wall of disagreement and make possible a 21-natlon conference in mid-July. The session probably will be continued while the ministers- tro making progress such as they r--- corded yesterday. No definite atett- da exists for these talks. Having agreed to shelve the fate of Italian colonies for one ypar, the ministers were expected to-r-nn- sider next the Dodecanese Islands. Trieste and the llalo-Austrian;-fron-' tier. The futlir c of Trieste and liic neighboring; Vciiczia Glulia area in -the crux of the whole conference, i , Conferees Okay Price Increases Action is Debated In Effort to Get OPA Act Extended WASHINGTON, June 21. (U! 1 ) Congressional conlcrco.s on the Ol'A extension bill were reported today to have approved an amen/tmcnt authorizing Increased retail price* on many types ot manufactured goods. Chester Bowles, Economic Stabl- li/.cr, said the measure; was, with a slight modification, the amendment Introduced by sen. Robert A. Taft. R., o. Tnffs ordinal plan would allow producers to base their prlce.s on the leves of 1-15. 1941. plus the addition of .subsequent increases In their costs. Added to the Tnft amendment, were provisions of another Scnale- approved proposal to allow nrlcc increases at the producer level to be pussc<| down to the consumer. This second measurer Introduced by Sen. Kenneth Wherry, n.. Neb., orij'inally mar' ufac It was said, chanced this to pro-' 'Idc for n Slight oollnr markup, rather than by percent a(fc». The conferee said the vota on the price-profit plan should be considered tentative until the entire Is finally approved by tnu House-Senate conference. The vote for the Taft proposal indicated that the conferees hart totally rejected nn alternative House amendment by Rep. Jesse P. Wolcott, R., Mich. Wolcolt's proposal 'Head Man' Rides To Pennsylvania In Express Car When Head Man, cosllni; UK- new owner Sll.OfiO, left his home at (lie Smith farm last midnight for his new home-, I'ill.sburuh, 1'a., he (ode UK! train riuht aloni; with his owner. Hub Cunnlnuhuin of I lie C, and a. Coal Company there. This horse, ('really admired liy all who have ever si-en ||i« irlu-.itiiut stallion, wns seni by i-xpre.si In n spi'diil padded stall, I he car of which was a [>nrt of the l-'iHco pn.%- BiMHier train leaving here for S',, Louis. Tank Of Ammonia Explodes Directly Under the Lobby DALLAS. Tc.x., June 21. (U.P.)—At least eight persons won: killed ami more tlinn 80 injunul today in an ammonia ox plosion in UK- basement of the 700-room Baker Hotel in downtown l)nll;in. Hundreds of K uest,s wore evacuated from the skyscrap- er'hole! on the bu.sicHl corner of the city as fumes from 'lie explosion mounted through the building. ' " Three of the victims were Identified Local Owners Dispose of Fine Horses Jaycees to Sponsor an Entry In 1946 Miss Arkansas Contest House to Tighten Curb on Spending War Department Appropriation Bill Brings Warm Debate WASHINGTON. June 21. (UP>- TlKhU'i- congressional curbs on Ihr power of government ilcpnrimenis lo spend money was mgcd today as (he hmuc iH-gan debalu on the proposed $7,ODI.o:i-l,70(l War ncpm- mi'nt appropriation for fiscal 1917. The amount, is Intended lo sim- I'oi't an average m-my sucnglh ui I,'.'10,000 men during tin- year— S'JU.OOO to be still toned In the Unli- od stales. (ifl:i.OOO overscan ana •100.000 In Die All- Corns. Funds proposed (or thu Army next year were a far cry from me lieak or S1ti.77n.000.000 for Ilscal ID'12. but Hop. Albert J, Kngel. h.. Mich., launched n one mail cinvii finally set forth pmentace """'" ""•"<•• "«i n one irk-U|is for distributors of man- f O''a closer check on all ictured products. The conferees, ' £,"'", , , , would have granted producers costs and "reasonable" prollts." ; ' . With this major Issue out of I he way, the conferees were hojicful lor speedy agreement on other rcmfrm- iiig problems. Some members believed they could complete work on an extension bill late today or tomorrow. Several Mississippi County own- rrs sold some ol their slock at yesterday's auction of some or (he best walking horses in the South. These included animals owned by the sale sponsors, also three horses owned by J. H. Grain of Wilson These were Bit of Gold. Sadie Meadows, and Hallie Robb. ' W. J. Driver of Osceola sold nx. They were: Lalxm Driver, Bitter Sweet. Red Warrior's King. Nell Davidson, Berry Wilson, L:\dy Driver; four owned by Charles Coleman of Osceola: Amber Red. Pin Up Rcdbud, Model Rcdbud, Lady Flash Allen; three owned bv C. H. Whistle of Manila: Midnight Muon. Dixie Dew Drop, Cobra W.inian; two owned by Noble Gill of Dell: Hamber's Snow Flash, Allen's Dixie Maid: Smiles. Iverson Morri:;, $ir Kid. H. W. Wylie; Black Coffee, U C. B. Young of Osceola: Spring Brcc/c, Allen's Golden Jon. Tom j Wilklns ol Uixora; Mack. Cecil; Wright of Luxora; Lucy Mcad'jWc, Leo Schrcick of Osceola. Also sold \verc Dusty Allen by T. A. Haggard of Stcclc and another horse owned by Mr. Haggard. Shipments of Livestock Hit All-Time Low would ban lump-sum appropriations, require completed ar- <;l)!!<jSt'ii'"l plans before beginning construction ( ,f any project anil finally a check by the Treasury Department's procurement division belore construction. The appropriations committee was told "a few month.s ago.- Eiigcl said, thai hospitals to hs built would cost $:ci 1,000,000 ann "now we are told they will cost $773.000,000." "The President could save several hulidrcd million dollars by ordering the procurement division o! thivliTusuiiy to double-check the Velcrahs ; Administration bunding piogrnin -before construction begins," Kngel said in a speech prc- parc<| for floor delivery. I'-ngcl liad no criticism of ths t<imlc energy research or of other lajor items In Ihc bill to run in- Var Dopaitmcnt during the fiscal ear bi-glunlng July I. But lie look slap nt what lie called a "bcau- Ifiil Illiistralfon or ultra-extrava- ancc" In (inailers for offlccr.i. HolyLandKidnap Plot Fails in Part Jewish Extremists Sought to Capture High British Officer JERUSALEM, June 21. (UP' — l£vl(leiict> that Jewish extcrl.-.t hoped to kidnap l.ieut. Gen. Sir Evelyn B»rker, British commandcr- in-chlef for Palestine, was disclosed today amid a massive manhunt foi Iho hideout of abductors who ore holding five British oficers as hoM.- UBCS uualnsl two Jewish extremists who have been sentenced to death. Whether the plot to kidnap Bai- kei 1 misfired or was not carried out because of unforeseen dlfflnuUIca was not known. However, the (Inline attempt was said lo have been skillfully conceived and Intended to be carried out along with the other kldnapings. Six British officers hnvc been kidnaped by the underground this week bin one made his escape. Willie Ihc kidnapers have not been found, British snmccii said the search tinned up a list of Intended victims, Including the six officers alxlucled and tx.-arlng Barker's namo as well. The British police and army cut off communications between Jerusalem and Jericho during the search. This apparently was to prevent extremists from flashing warnings around the area. It was reported that Elagan.i, the Jewish underground army, had threatened to team ngalnst .Jewish extremists, believed members of ;hc militant Irgun Zval Leutnl organlni- llnn. who abducted the five British officers from Tel Aviv. Ilagnna was said to have set nn inmilnounccd time limit for the s.\fc release of the five officers or il. would "resort to Thn necessary irieaj- iircs" against the kidnapers. CHICAGO, June 21. (UP)—The Nation's food supplies suffered a new blow today as shipments of livestock to Ihc big -stockyards sank to the lowest level on Agriculture lic- partment records. The meat packers said there was no rcleif in sight from meal less dinner tables until July 1 at tin earliest. The Department of Agriculture reported livestock rcceipls this week at the 12 major stockyards were the lowest on the bnoks for a wck under normal transpoila- tion conditions. At Milwaukee, the biggest (lacking plant in the area closed down foi lack of livestock. Heart Attack Causes Death Of Jack Saliba Jack Saliba. owner of Sallba's llrkol stand. 103 West Main, snf- eml n heart nltack at noon to- lay nhlle working in the restau- ant and died about 2 p.m. In Wails Insiillal. lie is survived by Mrs. Saliba: a mu. Jack, and a daughter, liar- iara. who live at 1124 Chlcknsawba. Funeral arrangements were incomplete with Gobi) Funeral Home n charge. Livestock Blythcville's beauties will have a chance in 1945 to win the coveted L 'Miss America' when fi>r Weather ARKANSAS — Partly Cloudy. Warmer in northwest portions today and in north portion tonight. Saturday, partly cloudy and warmer. second consecutive year Ihc Junior Chamber of Commerce sponsors a "Miss Blytheville" contest. The local winner will be the tilv's representative in the state contest and "Miss Arkansas" will enter the annual national contest at Atlan'.ic City. "Miss Biythcville" will be selected at a beauty contest stased on the niKht of July 3 at Haley Field Stadium. Promising an even higher and !>•:!- ler contest and show than last year's. Jaycees also plan a mustc program and following the coni.es;. a dance honoring "Miss Blytheville." Colic Stoltz and his orchestra will furnish music for both occasions. Girls eligible for the contest must i.L Iti si.", not vMf; vhfiii '<5 1'i;ov must never have been married. Contestants will march across the lighted stage in bathing suits. Names of judges will be announced later. "Miss BlylheviUc" will enter the- state contest July II at Paragould when "Miss Arkansas" will t» .-.e- Iccted. The local winner will be presented a gift by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Any girl interested in entering the contest is asked to contact Jimmle Sanders immediately at the Pi-psii- Cola Bottling Company office. Roland Bishop is chairman of the contest program. Miss Kay Thomas, selected "Mips Blytheville" in last year's comes;, was one of the six finalists in the state contest. Mrs. Charles Abbott, who then was Miss Virginia Morelanrl, v,-on :_co!,a iK-Moi's: in Hlylhcv-iHc. Rags-to-Richcs Trio Faces Prospect of Long Terms in U. S. Prison RAGS TO RICHES—12 NEW YORK. June 21. (U.P.) — Henry Luslig. millionaire restaurant owner and i«o ol his associates each faced a possible 112- year sentence today for defrauding the government of nearly $3,000.0(10 in Income taxes, but a. long legal battle was foreseen to keep them out of Jail. Lustig, o"), a rags to riches figure, who rose from an humble pushcart peddler to owner of the swanky I.ongchamps Rc.slaurant chain and six other corporations, wan convicted yesterday nn 23 counts of fraud and conspiracy. Also found guilly on similar counts werc I.ustig's nephew, E. Allen I ustiR.54. secret dry-treasurer of h'.s uniVs's tuany evaporations, and Joseph So'nr;, Sf>, chief accoimtnnl. They showed '1° i'i.;U:ti<..|, .it ' :lr jury- VLUI.CU ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. June 21. < UP i—Livestock: Hogs—1.500; salable l.OOfl; only 350 in early, including considerable sprinkling of pigs and light, gilts going for feeding and breeding purposes; these mostly 50 ccnl.s under yesterday; slaughter classes unchanged. Top and bulk slaughter barrows and gilts, SH.80 sows and ag s SU-H.05; feeders ISO-pounds down most 16. Cattle—1.300; salable 300; calves —400. all salable; market barely steady in draggy clean up trade Load medium 1030 pound steer.-, 16.25; tew $15.25; odd lots medium to good, mostly medium. Steer and heifer yearlings $14.00-16.50: bcc cows, mostly common and nac-dlun $0.75-12.50; good quotable $1^.1 upward; cauncrs and cullers, mostly $7.00-9.00. positively and another tentatively. The Baker Hotel management said It, believed all were em- ployes and that no gu«t» wer« killed or seriously Injured. Parkland Hospital said three of the 33 Injured persons taken there were dead on arrival. O'Neal pu- neral Home said It had four bodies. There were these of W. E. Cotton, the chief purchasing agent, and Trinidad Lopez, a Spanish-American worker. The other two bodies were not identified. The body of J. Parker, a Negro minister, was In another funef-a'l home. Employes said his shattered body was taken from the hotel through a manhole. The tentatively Identified victim was a Mr. Hnmm, an engineer at the hole). ; Every ambulance In the city converged at. the busy business district of Commerce and Aknr'd and i-eserve i»llcn were called to duty nfc thoiisnnds Jammed into the area aft^r hearing the explosion. It wa( one of the biggest traffic Jams in Dallas history. Ammonia] Tank Explode* The sudden explosion which sounded through the business district about 11:15 a. m., wan attributed to excessive pressure oh an ammonia receiving tank—part of the hotel alr-condltloning system. • The blast, with blinding fumes of ammonia on its heels, rolled through the hotel's coffee shop and tore out a huge.- plate glass window on the Commerce Street side. ' '" - - r . . Gucs Is Railroad Films Shown At Rotary Club Luncheon Two motion pictures "American Railroads-the Lifeline of the Na- llnn" and "The Alaskan Highway" wen- presented yeslerday at, the Rotary club luncheon meeting at Hotel Noble. The picture,-) Wt-ro shown by E. F. Blomcycr of the Frisco HalliTOitl. Oiifsls Included J. W. Mchaiuvy of Memphis. A. E. Ifarlzng ot Lebanon, Mo., w. IS. Bird, James Henry, a. E. Webb and A. R- Wctenknuip. Automobile Production Hits Peak Since War WASHINGTON. June 21. (UP>- Pa.sscngcr auto production In May reached :i postwar high of 152,9*8 but truck production fell off, the Civilian Production Administration reported today. Truck companies turned out 74.550 units in May, compared to 31.- BB2 In April. May passenger car production was up 2.743 over Aurll. Nazi Generals in POW Camp Say World War HI Shaping Fast N. Y. Cotton NEW YORK. June 21. (U.P.l — Cotton closed very steady. Mar ->M-I 2952 2028 2050 May 2925 2<)« 2!)2I 2M5 July 2M8 2!»n 2f!23 2.138 Oct. '."".'. 292-I 2910 2010 2fKW i>ec. ...... 2030 art.w anai snisi Spots closed nominal al ifrfii ,u, 113. Uy CHARLES AKNOT llT'ilcd I'rr.ss Staff Correspondent liHITlSIf PRISONER OF WAR CAMP. £edcl<;hem. Belgium, .lune 21. <UPi— High ranking German officers, the mm who converted Hitler's dreams (if conquest intn Ihr roar of battle claim another Worl. r i War is Inevitable. Maj. General Hellmuth Roin- hardt. former chief of Ihc general staff in Denmark, said there would not be a long peace "because Iheie is too much friction between the East and West." A do/en staff officers told mo, wliilc on a lour of this POW camp, that Ihc third world war is coming but they hastily added "of course we want no more war." "The Rcnoral stall' doe-s not Irjpc for another war because that war would bi* fousht, over Germany," Heiuhavdt said. "We llo In (he middle. Germany's salvaiion lies !u Mu? West. We must lie to the West. Tiic Russians are taking many Germp.ns to llv- Kasl. It would be impossible to tip to the East." The "high brass" here—thirn are 137 ^rnerals and .31 admirals—j.pcn:! most of Iheii' lime complaining hit- f.rnj ilial (he British arc fcndiin! to provide adequate accommodations. A four-hour inspection tour of the camp on the swamplands of northern Belgium offered convincing evidence that the British aro not lavishing food and luxurious quarters on the Germans. "It's better than they gave us in North Africa," one of the Biilish officers said. Inside the gates of this 50-acr-D camp it's almost like visiting a German staff headquarters. Most officers still are smartly uniformed rnd walk about giving each other stiff military salutes. Some of the German officers have fionc so far as to accuse the British t.f violating the Geneva convention l>y failing to provide "suitable' 1 accommodations for officers. The situation recently has been compjiiftlcd by the return of about 800 prisoners from camps in the United Slates where they said Ihelr treatment was "excellent." There has been a general UKJS of weight among the officers—sonio as much as SO pounds — but they all appeared lo be in good shape. The camp fairly buzzes with anti- oroncrc and employes standing and sitting in the coffee shop were thrown off their f«t by the explosion, so were parsons stand- Ing in the lobby outside. Many of the injured were suffering from the ammonia fumes. Assistant manager o. G. Durbon said all of the hundreds of guests would be barred from the hotel until a safety._check had been made. Most of the injured and dead were workers near the scene of the basement explosion. Traffic patrolman VV. E. Fields, stationed at the intersection whera the hotel Is located, said that he heard one blast at 11:10 a.m.. anJ heard the plate glass front of the coffee shop blow out. He said that, when he reached the coffee shop "there were about 25 people In the shop, most oJ them Just picking themselves u'ti off the floor where they had been thrown by the force of the blast. One of the dead was Identiflsn as W. i:. Cotton, hotel purchasing agent whose office was in the baw- menl. where a 75-foot. four-Inch thick wall was demolished by lh<- blast. Another victim w as tentatively Identified as a Mr. Hamm, the hotel engineer, while the third Tic- tim had not Iwen Identified. Within an hour after the blast, the hotel had been ordered evx- cualed "for a few linn" whiU an inspection was beinf made to determine if all ftovn wtmld b» safe for occupancy, assistant manager O. G. Rurbon »»(*. The explosion released an almost Impenetrable cloud of ammonia fumes in the basement and made first rescue effort* difficult ana led to belief that the explosion Wai caused by excessive head pressure In an ammonia receiving tanc, •-• Fifteen detectives were patrollng | the hotel shortly after noon, being jsurc that all guests were evacuated 'nnd there would be no lootlnz ut rooms. Uii.ii. 'i.Xiiis<.T rations" r.ncl failinsRussian propaganda. Demonstration Agent Appointed For Osceola Area Miss Margaret Louise Wilson Ot Conway. has been appointed. hom« demonstration agent for South Mississippi County, with, headquarters at Osceol*. Miss Wilson, assistant home demonstration agent In Woodruff County since June 1, will take her new position June 22, according to officials of University ot Arkansas. Born In Conway, Miss Wilson attended Arkansas State Teachers College there, receiving a Imch?- lor ot science degree in home economics. She formerly was a bom* economics teacher in Ch»rl«*ton. Ark., and dietitian at Gartteld Hospital, Washington. Miss Wilson succeeds Mrs. Hatet Summers, the former Mt» Hazel Matthews, who resigned Her recent mtrrlagt.