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3 COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NtWSPAPER OF NORTHS* BT AIUCANSAB AND BOUTHIABT MISSOURI VOL. XL1V—NO. 51 BlythevlUe Dallj New* Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley L«*der Hl,YTimVir,LK, AKKANSAS, TllUUSDAY, MAY 22, 1947 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS,' President Signs ^Measure to Aid Greeks and Turks V By MEKK1MAN SMITH United rrcss White House Kcportcr KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 22. (U.I'.)—I'resHlor.l, Tni- TWII activated his "doctrine" of assistance to foreign n;\;ions today when he signed the ?<100,000,000 (Jreek-Turkish aid bill and promised that it was "a step toward peace" ivhich would not he used to benefit any particular group or i'action in either of the recipient countries. "We intend to make sure that* — the aid we extend will benefit ^11 the peoples of Greece and Turkey, not any particular group or faction," he said as he signed the bill. The President read his statement] to reporters at 8 a.m. (CST). leaning on the grand piano of his hotel suite a.s he spoke. ' j When hi; finished the prepared statement, lie said he wanted to emphasize that the assistance program was ; "a step toward peace, a step to support the United Nations." The chief executive, obviously worried over the continued serious illness of his mother, also added ewis For Pay Boost; hort Hours, Too UMW Endeavoring To Get Better Deal Than Other Unions' VA Cracks Down On Chiseling Vets Mass Prosecutions Promised Where Fraud is Discovered his compliments lo the press the nation for the manner in kwhich the bill and the debate over fit in Congress was reported to the WASHINGTON. May 22. (UP) The Veterans Administration said today that mass crack-clowns wil' take place shortly .against veterans who have been . racketeerinf in benefits provided under the G I. Dill of Rights. A nation-wide, months-lone; In •Tile said the press treatment of vcstigation of illegally acquired un the bill was "a Trent contribution! employment and subsistence al lowanccs "Is beginning to informing the public of purposes of this act and just exactly what it is." At the sAanie time Mr. Truman signed an executive order conferring certain administrative authority over the assistance program to Secretary of State George C. Marshall. cprcs3 Secretary Charle.s G. noss said the order was "strictly administrative routine." Selection of the man to administer the overall program was not announced today, but Ross antici- patcd it within a (lay or two. He said this phase of the program ' was "still being worked on at Washington" with information being relayed to Mr. Truman out here. Tlie process of approving the measure \vhich is aimed primarily at halting the spread of Communism in the -Middle East was stripped of ceremony. Using one " pen, Mr. Tnunan affixed his signature to the bill in the small din- ins; room of his Kpartment on the of the Muehlebach Hotel. bca; fruit", a VA spokesman said. •He said veterans will he told li return such benefits or face pro.; edition carrying a maximum pen ally of a S1030 fine, a. year U jail, or both. The first crack-down came yes ierday when WA ordered S.Cfl Massachusetts veterans to reliu thousands of dollars in relief lien efits collected as illegal mcmbci of the "52-20" club. VA ruled that even though veteran collected illegal paymen' for only one week, all snccecdi'.i benclits must be returned. Many veterans think the G.I bill offers a KIWI! chance lo (re on the Kravy train," the spokesman Saul. He reve-alcd that "many" of them illegally draw both unemployment and subsistence allowances. The spokesman said the invcs! Agri Agency Tosses Hot Potato Crucial Tax Bill Right Into Laps of Lawmakers ., . r , , , , Vote Scheduled For Next Monday Democrats Hopeful Of Delaying Final Action on GOP Slash WASHINGTON, May 23. -U.I'.)- The Agriculture Doparlmen!, denied today there wns n-.iylhliiK "\vanUm" about its clestrucl'.on ol Southern potatoes. Replying to congrcsslonnl criliclsjii, (ho department acknowledged that seme "-11.503 bushels of low-gniile Southern polalocs had been dumped rceently. But it. said the union was unavoidable under the price support program approved by Congress. Rep. .August H. Andrcscn. WASHINGTON, Mny E2. (UP) nformed sources said today that ohn L. Lewis' bargaining goal <m :'c soft coal miners is a general •age increase of 2,1 to 2j cents (in io«r—or np to 66 per cent move hail the increase Krantcd In many tber basic industries. Lewis 1ms not specified any for- >fi! wage demands in his c'irrciit nntracl talks with representatives f 75 per cent of the nation's bll- minous operators. However, informed cmarters indi- •atcct the United Mine Workers' -hief is angling for im increase (nntially higher tlian the 15-cen',- ni-honr boost obtained in the au- omcbilc and steel industries. These sources said Lewis, who vnnts the miner's 54-hour ,wors vcek reduced to 41) hours, witl de- nand that the money thus saved in wages be used t» raise the basic hourly rale. The conferences between Lewis •md the mine operators, now In the "onrth day, are being conducted ichind a curtain of solcnce out lources close to both sides were optimistic that a contract will be igned by the June 30 cle^^' r The government'.'* aulhc>i..y to operate the mines, which it seized year ago. expires on that day. Unless a new agreement is reached, the WMU presumably will quit the pits under its traditional policy oi "no contract, no work." Last year, Lewis accepted Ihc !3 1-2 cents an hour pay boost provided by the general industrial wage pattern, but with the important difference that his union did not cut back the work week. Other unions accepted a reduction in hours from 52 to 40 per week. The UMW has .y' "ml it now wants a shorter WOIA >.~^: • "Ith no loss ol take hoinc pay. It also wants an Increase fro mfive to 10 cents a ton assessment for the health 'and welfare fund, unionization of supervisory employes and i federal safety code. ^ Few .sources believed that Lewi: Minn., charges yesterday that destruction of domestic potatoes WAS "wanton" In view of the presence of high-priced Canadian spuds, on Ihc American market. j An Agriculture Department spokesman said the potatoes were boui'lit by the government to su:>- |>ort prices in the wake of a surplus crop and were destroyed because they wore sproutinK or rol- MIIB. He said farmers had declined to lake them even as feed. •Under Ihe price .support program, the government is required to support potato prices at 90 • per «']il »t purity by buying when lini'os fall below that level. It then must dispose of them as best It rim without depressing the rc(!UUr market price. The Agriculture Department of- Hclal said the government has bought gtt.503 bushels of Southern potatoes l-hls year for support purposes at prices ranging from fin cwils lo $3.80 a bushel. For the nation a s a whole, the price support program may cost (he BOV- cvriiiienl, over 19(1.00,0,000 this year although some of it may |jc recoverable. Farmers Assured - . \ • -• Plenty of Labor For Tilling WASHINGTON, May 22. (UP) . The Senate agreed lodi.y to taku a crucial vote Monday on the Re- Dc-mo- further toj^Uoor l|!|icn he drove immediately to the bedside of his seriously ill mother at nearby Grandview. Rill Arrives by Plane The bill, flown to the President from Washington by an Army | courier plane, put into official mo- j tion the so-called "Truman IXic-i trine" which drew much fire from certain elements in Congress, and particularly from the left wing and liberal groups outside of congress. One of the principal points of criticism was that Mr. Truman's plan circumvented the United Nations- vjt he refused this contention today. "In extending the aid requested by Uvo members ot the United Nations," he said. ". . .the United States is helping to further aims and purposes identical \vith those of the United Nations. "Our aid in this instance is evidence not only that we pledge our support- to the United Nations but that we act to support ' it." And in official copies of Mr. Truman's statement, the v.'or ( | "act" was un- Ldcrlined. The b'H niithorizis the chief executive to provide the Turks and Greeks with financial aid and military equipment as an antidote nnd Ajjcvcntativc for Communism. . Iterated in signing the measure that, its passasic was "an Important step in the building of the peace." gallon showed that shnmc veterans I would be successfi.ljn jjiaUUaininu with oiiUidc drawing S20 a ed." At the san •been fradulcnt Two States Seek Payroll Clerk Workers at Damsite Left Waiting on Job For $2,200 in Wages LITLE ROCK, Ark., May 22. (UP) -•Arkansas and Missouri officers continued their investigation today nlo the mystery of the missing a.vrol! clerk. E R. Hollosvay had not arrived oclay at ricdmont, Mo., to pay vorkers at the clear Water dam- itc their $2,200 In wasen. He w;is upposed to have bounled a tialn n Little liock Monday morning. North Little Rock officers' sidcl ate yesterday they learned tlmt he pent Sunday night in a North Lille Hock tourist camp, and vvns wen to drive tiwav at S::fo- p.m Monday in a taxi. 'He has not been seen since. •Proprietors of the camp said left some tools and automobile equipment at the camp MondaN norning nncl drove away after telling he nlanuecl to s cll Ills car. He returner! later in a taxi, picked UP the tools and equipment, and to!c them he had sold the car ftnc planned to ea lo Okinawa. Denuty Sheriff Elmer Chapmiy of Wayne Counlv, Mo,, u min's dftUffhlrr Mn ..'lane —5= ,— * _ _ -, i . ,.~ ,ta*-| to-^O to ihg month-1 •—- ; ly subsistence a11*r>>j«nce'; ranging! i t T'mmmw***** from $55 to $90, winch should go./VirS. I' I UlffCJfi only to veterans enrolled in col-! leges or on-thc-jcb [raining. \Df*e-fc K£*t4-ftr VA said judges so far have bc';n' l\t?Oli DdLCl "fairly lenient" with veterans convicted of such frauds. As an example, it cited the case of 24 veterans whom a Texas judge placed on probation for one t-V.iy only on condition they return the illegally acquired allowances. State employment agencies must certify veterans for unemployment allowances. If an agency suspects fraud, it investigates. II its suspicions are confirmed, it consults with the local VA a^cut and then ini- lialcs prosecution. In many stales the FBI has met $963 is Added To School Fund Total in Drive for $50,000 Reaches Mark of $15,675 The total of contributions to date i Hi,. (|r| vc for JSO.COO lo purchase a new high school site reached SI5.015.W today with the reporting of an additional V-W'.t.7!i. Contributions of more than SMX) follow: Oaincs Market ............ Marllu and Doydslou If. L. Wade ............... 'Mlssco Implement Co Contributions of less than include the following: C. E. llrothenlck, »5; Louis Berry, 25; n. B. Chisholni, 0; Clyde Eldrltlge, 10; lioy Tord, 10: John Poster. 10; J. W. Gay, 5; Herbert Hardln. 5; Blunter W. Hughes, 10; Claude Kohvyck. C. William Kliinliiimmlh. 10; Jack Mathcny, 10; L. Mosley, 5; Ruby Otl, 2.50; Richard Osboiue. 10; Fred Nccdlmm. 5; Roxy Cafe, 25; Mose Simon. 25; Karl Sweet. !>; Mv. nnil •Mrs. Gco. Wigglngton, 10. Robert L. Wndc. Jr., 25; A. N. Williiu!is,.|»t Ray Worlhington, 20; ~' " Jesse L. Cain, 10; on, 47.25. $IU'J 25'J 201 100 $100 with foul play H% WM « pot , of f a 'train S* Poplar Bluff, Mri.. where be was to change hut he did not show up. They fear Hint he muy have .been wnylnld and that his Ingenue was put I'll the train to divert suspicion. The 44-ycnr-old man is supposed to be from Shrcvcort, La. | called in to make the investigation on the invitation of district attorneys, VA said. Woman BrutoHy Slain and Body Dumped in Ditch FORREST CITY, Ark. May 22 (UPI— The body of Mrs. P'rank Boyd. 35. taxi driver, was found a roadside ditch n half mile from the high school brutally raped and slabbed in the throat this morning. Two small Negro children living The "overwhelming majorities'' nearby made the discovery and ca"- whlcli supported it in Congress," he! cd their father who summoned po- pointccl out, constituted proof that! lice. his country "earnestly desires peace | ^frs, Boyd's ear was found a- Btid is willing to make a vigorous bandonccl in a ditch a mile further effort to help create conditions of West. May 22. (UP) —Mrs. Martha E. Truman, resting easily in her gently swaying oscillator bed, was reported by the White House phy s ' c ' a n today to DO "progressing nicely." lErig. Gen. Wallace Graham, in a 10:30 a.m. report through Press Secretary Charles G. Ross, said he saw no reason to modify his optimistic report oi yesterday when peace." These conditions, he said, include among other things, "the ability of nations to maintain order and independence, and lo support themselves economically." These goals, he continued, were consistent with the aims of the United Nations and the efforts of the United States. He announced that our ambassadors to Greece and Turkey were being instructed to enter into immediate negotiation of agreements which would govern the app'ica- lion of -American aid. And it was in Ihis connection that he said particular group or faction would be bonofittcrl. Experts L-avc for Greece Tn what seemed to be a bid for further congressional support of his dorl^ane. the President concluded wil^Mm expression of appreciation, "to the leaders and members of bolh parties in the Congress for their splendid support in obtaining the passajrc of this vital leuislatidn." The hotel suite where Mr. Truman signed the important bill into law was the same place where he .«n! on eleclion nieht in 'November, 1944, and followed the reUirns which put him into the vice nresidenry and ultimately into the While House. Originally he planned to s!?n the bill in an elaborate White Mouse ceremony. Even fie Mr. Trmnan Put his Sec PRESIDENT on Pa-re ! The former Ethel Ellis. Mrs. Roycl has operated a taxicah business undulating for several years with her husband. Sheriff Roger West said that ?!' chics were found imnicdialciy. lie called for bloodhounds from Tucker Prison farm, and witlt city police and highway patrolmen has thrown out a widespread net. Mrs. Boyd's husband visited the scene but could offer no motive or clue. __,/ he reported that 04-year-old mother of the President had a fighting chance to recover. "Do you feel encouraged?" Hoss nskcrt Graham. "Yes," the physician replied. His optiniism did not mean thr^t She tired old lady has pulled out of her serious condition. It did mean she was fighting gamely for life. At her bedside—sparking her determination to live—were her famous son. his wife and their daughter, 'Margaret. Except for lunch, they planned to stay all day. The President was to drive lo his brother's farm ncav- by. Mrs. Bess Truman and Margaret were to lunch in Independence with (he first lady's brother, Prank Wallace. Enrlinr Mr. Truman appeared less optimistic than Graham. He told newsmen his mother showed no perceptible improvement in her Retired Farmer, Dies in Home Here Oran Kbner Ford, CJ, died early last night at his home ai. "71'J West Ash St. Funeral sei'vi:-; plans are incomplete pending arrive.! of rchi-' tlves. Mr. Pont, a retired farmer, moved here in 191G from Cave City. .Ark. Ife is survived by a son, W. M. Ross Ford of Glcncla'.", Crillf.. a daughter, Mrs. J. A. Ford of Blyllic- vllle; six brothers, T. C. Ford of Cave City. Claude N. anJ E. c. Ford of Glcmlnlr, Richard, W. M. and P. M. Ford of Blythevil!.-, and Mrs. G. T. Arnold, u sister, of Glcn- ilalc. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge. _ aWAitack Causes Death Of Dell Farmer Funeral sei vices will be held at 4 p.m. today [or Albert E. Hen-' nett, farm owner who died suddenly yesterday noon of a heart attack at his home at Dell. He was 55. Riles will be conducted at Cobb Funeral Home by the Rev. John Bass of Memphis, wllh burial to follow at Elmwood Cemetery. Mr. Bennett was born at Abbeville, Miss. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Willie Bennett: three sons. C. B., Thomas, and Robert Bennett, nil of Blythevllle; two brothers, A. T. Bennett of Memphis and Harry Bennett of Lemon Grove. Calif., and two sisters, Mrs. Llllle Kennedy and Mrs. S. J. Drown of Memphis- Pallbearers will be Aaron Peterson, Artie Crawford. Curtis Downs. Ed Hardlj, c. A. Smith and Jack Hardln. $ 1, 250,000 Conflagration Starts, of All Places, in Fire Extinguisher Plant T5ASTPORT. Me.. M.W 22. (DP) —Two fires still smnirtr-Vcd in Ihis easternmost city of the United States today after a 3l.250.00fi blniie that slarled in a fire cxtinmiis' plant, swept the waterfront, anrt destroyed three factories, six homes, two wharves and a fishing bor.t A sawdust slorage hia and a giant first 12 hours in the new. slowly mechanical bed. May Still Faces Questioning by U. S. Attorneys WASHINGTON, May 22. (Ul Andrew J. May wound up days of direct tc.'itimony own defense today by d firmly that he was innoi every fraud and conspiracy charge Boot) progress, plus a pause in mill - three n his of j Cotton Prices Sec-Saw; } Various Factors Blamed \ fNEW YORK, May 22. tUPI- CoUon prices sec-sawed in a thin market loday, responding lo small orders cither way as traders continued to IK ,influenced by the irregular pattern in ouLiidc markets. More favorable ciop continents Irom the South. iiidicaliiiK generally publican trx reduction bill. It will vote then on a cridic motion lo postpone consideration of the bill. Lenders of b«lh parlies agreed It would be u vllal lest for lux reduction, Ifcpilbllcans predicted the motion would lose. IX'nioci'uts, however, hope,) lo put It over with the help of on-l he-fence Republicans,.. The GOP wnnls to complete uc- Ilim mi the measure in Unto lo lux cuts Inlo effect July I. Tin Democrals say they want first to get a better idea of how much Iho government will spend and luke ni (lining liscal Ifl-W. Other congressional developments: OniiBstcrs Scrk St«i-l Slnol—R. A. KcvsuhViiiimuir. Pllts-v burgh sleel broker, told KLMiate. Investigators "a couple of gunmen" invaded his New York hotel room last March anil told him to get some steel for them "or else." Tho senators are invesllgallng slecl bootleggers. Kersohbaumcr said the gunmen — "very apparent gangster types"- apparently thought he hud Wfl.COO lens of sieel tor which hud been looking. He had no steel, however, and a colleague, fonnei Marine L. O. Durham, disarmed the visitors. Health — S]>okesmeii for the New York Academy of iMcdiclue lold Scnnle commillce that the aduiUi- Istralion-prOjiosed naliomil heallh hisMrftncG plun wtmld. pause. "n\pU deterioration" of medical slaml- nrris. They endorsed Instead tin Tuff bill to provide federal Itcaltt aid .to states. Kilm ullon— Alvln A. Burger of Nrw Jersey Chamber of Commerce iipposfil federal aid in cdu> nation on the groumts Dial It would lead to government control of sntmuls. The states and the snliiHil districts fan meet the "crisis" In education, he Kalcl, with "more inspired leidcratilp." Veterans — Chairman Edith N Rogers predicted early approval r, the. .House Veterans Con>mltt»« - r o IcglslalloK to : Increase veterans' schcxil allowances from |65 to $75 for single men and from *90 U> $tlO for man |c(l GI's plus $15 fo" each child. The House Rules Com- tnlUce deferred action oh a measure to Increase veterans' on-tlic- jnb benefits. Excises— John L. Egan of Western Union asked repeal of the 2!> per cent excise tax on telegrams. He said It was a "yoke which the telegraph service cminot continue to bear." •Wool— Chairman Harold Knutson of the House Ways and Means Committee accused the administration of wanting to put the U. S. wool growing Industry on the auction block as the price of "shipping a few automobiles lo Aus- Irnliu." He urgcrl the Hawse to approve a bill under which wool tariffs would hnvc to he raised " hearings -showed*. tile domestic Industry needed such protection. Opponents argue the bill would damage administration efforts to free woilcl trade. 'Labor -'Members of the Joint Conference Committee on labor legislation forecast early agreement on a proposal 10 refuse government, recognition lo unions with Com- .nunlst officers. The only difference between tin: House and Senate measures .Is that, -the House would extend l.h'e restriction (a cover former communists. Kncournged by an excellent outlook for adecjuate farm labor for growing and hurvcsling this-year's cotton crop, mid u 20 |xjr cent increase in tlie Mississippi County acre- iijfc, farmers arc looking forward to a gross of upwards of f'14,000,000 this year from cotton alone, -according to Ikeitli Hilbrey, farm agent for the Northern half of, the county. "» i Last year's gross IncorU'i (rom ap; .iroxlnmtcly 200,000 acre?) In" cotton:was estimated at (38,000000 wlijn the yield was slightly in excess, o! 220,000 bales. Basins the , extln*»te for; UU year on a 20 per cent IncrtMSr- In acreage and anticipating 30-ri>iit>. cotton. Mr. Rilbrey «nKCS(cd th:U ' the culn In dollar vjlu- for the 1917 cotton crop should'be .near W.000,000. BorderWatching In Balkans Urged Gromyko Loios in Move to Curtail UN Commission Activity LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., May 22. UP) — Russia lost her fight to curlall United Nations bordcr- watchlng in the Balkans loday when the Western countries reaffirmed Ihc Security Council's decision lo keep a subcommlsslon along the borders of Greece, until further notice. Soviet Delegate Andrei Gromyko's last hope for passage of his 'Inn to curtail the suhcoinmtsslon's powers disappeared when France look the stand tlmt U "appears to have no use whatsoever." Oily <te l,a Tournellc of Franco, alter assuring defeat of Gromyko's proposal, Jointed American ami British delegates In warning Yugoslavia. Albania, and Bulgaria ;.a- Inst defying the Balkans «ub- In the lace oi charges that they were risking "open defiance" of the UN's peace-enforcing agency, Bulgaria nud Yugoslavia denied emphatically that they Intended to defy the fiiibconinil.viton If the council persisted In its decision to keep the border pulrol in the Balkans pending further instructllns. The French position guaranteed at least live votes against the Soviet resolution, which would'make lie subsidiary border patrol recently sent to the Ualkatw subject to day- to-day Instructions (roift~"th'e' ! IM Balkans Investigating Commission now. In Geneva. ; Since a propesul must gel «( least seven of theiij votes in'the Security Council lo pass, Including the support of all the vcto-wjcldlng Big rive, the Russian resolution was domed. The United Statts 'lid Brltnln, leading the fight for continued UN trouble-shooting in the Balkans, alrcad had galnccj support from Australia and Belgium A final vote'on Oromyko'e proposal was deferred until afternoon. A 20 per cent Incrcasj In acreage means that between 240.000 and 250,000 neres will be In cotton thls : Of Ihc farrn labor situation, he said that the oullook is the brlght- esl it has been since >.lii pre-war days. 'V5imic farmers have expressed doubts thai this large acreage could be chopped out and kept clcari," he said, "but the rcc.'hi approval by C. "Dutch" Hohn. Texas Slate : Ijuui La)x>r Supervisor, f>r a large number of Texas Mexicans to come to Mississippi County fpr thi; chopping season, has add,vl now il f 'ht lo the-situation." - I.iUlu American, lalxir' has nl- rcndy begun to (low Into Mississippi County, Mr. Bilbrey pointed out, nncl the yare expect; 1 to arriv'e In increased numrlers within ifie' 'next two weeks. - : • Tn Vac kenlru.i I.abilr The Richard Perez fntntly of'Sin- ton. Tex., ( yntA the first 'Mexican, family to arrive for the naw sou- son, he said. T(ils fitmily arrived' last week and arc locntsd 'on tlia Cobe Bowers farm lit Del!. Pcr"z stated tlmt he expects ~o ln;i:l 75 or 100 more choppers lo this comity In the near future. '': : : H. 1;. Hay, of the Flat Lilke com- munty, announced that 50 Mexican families have arrived-for wcirk 'on his farm and. thnt he expected 75 more laborers this week. .Mr. Bllbrey declined to'estimate the total number of Texas Mi-xl- Miss Arkansas Of 1947 to Be Named in June leveled at him by the government. Wairen E. Magce. Mayy :iit->r- Graham saW, however, that Mr.s. nc y. concluded the dircel •• Trumrin was in good spirits that u<) " o[ l ! 'C former House Mil-tary her voice was relatively strong, and I Affairs shortly that she look a "fairly good' 1 before noon. As a final question, breakfast most cooperatively. Tobacco Workers Union Threatens Big Libel Suit WIN T STON-?AIJEM. N. C., May 22. (UP) — The striking Tobacco Workers Union (OTO) Local No. 22 today denied charges of being Communist-dominated and threatened to sue the Winston-Salcm Journal and Sentinel for S50DOOO. The union's executive board said "a half-million dollar libel suit is being prepared against the Win- ston-Salcm Journal and Sentinel and others who have brought red smear attacks and charges of Irresponsibility against the leadership of the local." Maxwell Infant Dies Funeral rites were held today it May whether he was guilty ni any of the acts charged in the In- diclment. "Not a one," the former Kentucky congressman replied. May is on trial alon;: with Henry and Murray Gair.'*<>i. |n</- prietors of a mllllnn-r.nlktr wartime munitions combine, on charges of conspiring to -leltiMH the government by the sale of politic;.] influence. Out-of-town defense witnesses were called for qucstlonln : this afternoon before NSay uncieigocs cross- exam itiat ion. buying, and moderate hedge pressure, balanced off professional buying In company with steadiness hi securities and e?:pcclcd Army buying of raw cotton for shipment to Japan and Germany. Italian Coalition Move Results in New Failure ROME. May 22. <UPi—Victor Krnmanuel Orlando, 87. premier during World War r. announced lonight that his efforts to form a coalition cabinet had fallcr). Crlnmlo announced his inaml- ily lo r.opc with the Italian poli'.i- cal crisis nfter a conference with President Knrico de Nicola, the third In 24 hours. C-97 Crashes Near Dayton, Killing Five DAYTON. O., May 22. (UP) .Air force officials at Wright Field said today that five persons were killed SIIK! two others injured when a transport version of a Super- fortress crashed on a farm near tlie field. Crash crews rushed lo llie spot where the giant four-motored C-01 fell shortly before noon. The two Injured men were taken lo nearby Patterson Field Hospital. coal pile continued lo burn though 1 2:30 p.m. at Holl Funeral Home doused with tons of \val--jr and | Chapel for Charles Erne-st Maxwell chemicals. Sections of t.ii» mile-long, i Jr., one-day-old son of Mr. and fire - blackened waterfront werti-Mrs. Charles Maxwell, who tiled roped off pending cx-inination of yesterday afternoon at Walls H"Spier timbers and support--. Quoddy Village Fire Chief John Roche said only a sudden rain and a wind shift that blew sp;'r'\s out pital. Services were conducted by the Rev. D. B. Bledsoe associate pastor of the First Baptist church, and into the harbor "prevented, the fire burial was in Memorial Park from getting completely out MI He i s survived by ln s hand." ' and a brother, Franklin Leo. Mrs, Floyd Carpenter Dies in Little Rock Mrs. Rosa Lee Cnrpciucr. wife of Floyd Carpenter, died (,f •.•aii'jc;- at 4:30 a.m. today at Umvcr.-tiy Hospital in Little "Rock, aho was 20. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. M r-tp. Funeral Home Chapel by tlir nov. Allen D. Stewart, pastDr r.l First Methodist Church. Burial will be in Sandy Ridge Cemetery. She is survived by on-; son. David Wayne; her parents, Mr. .and Mrs. Monroe Boozy; two brpihers, (.Marks nnd Robert, and n sister, VmO nil of lilythcvlllc. To Name Kentuckian KANSAS CITY, Ma. May 22.— <UP>—President Truman, the White House announced today, will nominate Emmet O'Neal, former Democratic congressman from Kentucky, to be the new ambassador lo the Philippine Republic. N. Y. Cotton NEW YORK. May 22. (UP) — Cotton closed steady. open high Mar 28C6 2CS3 May 27SO July 3427 276 i 3436 Oct 2948 2J52 Dec 1t£*> S85S 2"3C Spols closed 35.17 down .16. low 27f8 2739 34C5 2352 HELENA, Ark, May 22. [UPI — Preparations are underway here for the niinual convention of the Eastern Arkansas Young Men's Clubs and the Miss Arkansas beauty pageant. The dates arc Wednesday and Thursday, June 25-28. The beauty pageant is expected to attrack at least 6,000 visitor 1 ! from alt sections of the slate. The host clubs will be the Helcv Young Men's Club and the West Helena Business and Professional Men's club. A successor will be selected to Miss Becky Mr.Cnll of Blvthcville. "Miss Arkansas ot 1946." Wllh the pageant niore than a month away, 27 cities already have announced that they wiU have entries. Besides 'an* Hll-cspcnse trip to Atlantic City. N J., where she will compete for the llllc of "Miss America," the winner will receive a $1,000 college scholarship. Runners- up will receive loving cups. CiUcs announcing candidates tot* the "Miss Arkansas" title are Helena. Marlanna, Little Uock, poca- honlas. Wynne. Lonoke. Rector, Paragould. Or.ark. Rogers, , Tcxarkana. West Memphis. Bat"rs- vllle. Morrillon. Corning. Bald Knob. West Helena, Blytheville. Brlnklcy, Forrest City. Searcy, Hot be^no.tlccablc ancUof innterlal tmLiluncc hi chopping i.u» HeMs, General .farm labor Is much moil rjlentlftil.this year, thin 1.1 latG.'tic Exilnted out. -> Farmers arc also uslnci nil kinds, ot devices, ingenious apd othciv wlsc, eliminate or save on the cost of cotton choppiny;, ".ho said. Farmers In the Manila-I.ea^h- vlllc area have the .largest population of geese in the nlstory ol iiiii county, all to be uj.53 us collon choppers. . .','•'-.'. More Try Cross CuUtvalinu ,Other farmers are trying, cross cultivation, where stands pcrmil.'as n menus of reducing clnpplnB'costs, he staled. Charles Rose, of Rosj- Iniicl. stated that he was so well pleased with the 40 tlmt he crijrs cultivated on a trial oasis last -year tlmt he plans to cross" "c'lilliVfctc practically all of the'cjtion 6p.".tlie Roselanci plantation Mils year, Mr. Bllbrey added. Mr. Bilbrey pointed out Ihat Another means of cuttliij'.the cost of cotton chopping is thn rotary hoe. Farmers of this viclnllv have made he greatest use of these hpe^ in he history of the cqunty. Farin.Jm- ilcment dealers have, reported thai sales and demands for r otiiiy hots ire the heaviest that they havi ever iccn. . . ' "With the outlook on iarm labor ns bright ns it Is." Mr. Bilbr'iy tatcd, "the ISH1 cotton crop should K one of-lhc cheapest .crops that .lisslsslppl County Janher.i hcive planted In six or sevsn years." Former U. S. Nary Officer Addresses Kiwanis Club Members of the Kiwanis Club held their weekly meeting yesler (lay noon at the Hotel Noble wilh Oscar Foncllcr, Blylhevillc attorney. as principal speaker. Mr. Pcndlcr, a former llciitcnnnt commander In llie Navy, spoke on the importance of maintaining ft strong .Naval Reserve. P. K. Clifton of Shrcvcport, La,, was a guest at the meeting. Springs. Osccola, Mountain Home. Joncsboro, and Weather _ ARKANSAS—Fair lotUy and to night. Warmer In East mid Srmll iwrlions loday. Fridny partly cloudy Three Blytheyille; Bankers to Attend State Convention Tlircc rcprcsentatiycs of Blytheville banks will leave here Sunday for Hot Springs where they will attend the Arkansas Bankers Association mcetnig Mondny. They arc B. A. Lynch, president of the Farmers Bank and Trust Co.; R. A. Porter, vice president, of (he Fanners Bank; and Hermon C:\rL-* ton, cashier of Ihe Pirs^ National Bank. All three men will bo accompanied by their wives. Mr. Lyrvch served its vice president of the Arkansas Bankers Association In 1930 and js president in 1331. • . Cool Weather Lingers The cool spell which settled over , Blytheville and vicinity this 'week close, continued yesterday .is tlic mercury N..Y. Stocks A T and T 162 l- Anier Tobacco 661-8 Anaconda Copper 343-8 -Beth Slecl 79 Chrysler 98 Coca Cola 145 Gen Electric 333-8 Gen Motors 55 Montgomery Ward 51 3-4 N Y Central 135-8 2F04 mi 3«I3 2914 '2«.:0 went to a high of 74 degrees, 16 degrees below the seasonal high, according to Robert E. Blaylock, official weather observer. Lowest temperature rlurhiFt last nlsht. \\ns M degrees, North Am Aviation Republic Steel Radio Socony Vaccum Studebaker '. .. •Standard of N. Texas Corp .. Packard IU 3 StOCl .... 7 1-* ?4 1-2 7 3-4 14 3-4 18 69 3-4 60 1-4 5 3-8 66 Jewish Congregations . To Observe Pentecost •For Shovuos or Pentecost, the Feast of Weeks. Rabbi'Alfred Vise will conduct two seryices, he said today. ' . The fir»t service-will be held tomorrow at 8 p.m. at Blythcyille Woman's Club, with the Rabbi's sermon on "Israel's Contribution to Mankind." The second service will be held Sunday,, May 25,"»t .Tc'mpte 1'srKcl In Joiiesboro at 3:33 p.mJ At this service, RAbM Vise will confirm two students, Edwin Huni- melsttin" Vid Elidne' ijumrnelsiein, son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hummelsteln of Joiiesboro. A reception in their honor *m .follow the. service.

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