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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE Df>hriNlA*r*i< fcmrdDAWM A_ **._ * ^^^^ VOL. XLV—NO. 139 BljrtheYiU, BlytiwrilJ* Courier TH« DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF KORTHEAST AHKANSA8 AND SOUTHEAST MISSOITKT BIA'THEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1949 Government Cotton Loan Schedules Show Wider Variation Than for 1948 EIGHT PAGES Commodity Credit Corporation cotton loan schedules for 1949-50 applicable to Mississippi County have been received here showing a wide variation in loan values, it was disclosed today. The growers will receive unatler Uani than latt year b«t the difference is greatest for the lower trade, of »IU» la (be l.nrer ilajjle, a iiudy of the loan table reveal*. Low middling spotted cotton In the one and one-inch .taple this year wi 1 qualify for a loan of 18.34 cents per pound, which U in contrast with a loan value lost year of 2035 cents M ' Un •'* 13I(lth - i " ch sta P' e lhis has a loan value in T.I ( hn •« , o n Blythevllle of 29.34, which is 1.31 cents less than last year. Loans this are being based on so per cent of parity as against «2.S per cent ^f£t yea i. Blytheville and the su e on to obtain prompt loans this year because of the establishment by 1 rnt ™?i" S bra " c £. of " le P'-od^Uon and Marketi a cotton classing office at the Blytheville Air Base are unde urroundin B territory will be in a better posi- and Marketing Administration of - Senc^ area tor'am^r''?, "f 5 ' W8S encouute ' e ^ l«t year by growers in this and twftri ?n le '"'i 8 ?,™ 111 ™ of "«* in the Memphis PMA branch and this led to the establishment of the branch here which will serve Mlssttarroi, Craighead, Poinsctt, Clay and Greene counties here said tod 0 .'^ f ° '%'" ?*?* °' the PMA Oflic(: >» the court "°»* - ' The accompanying tables are based on !„„ ra | u « in staple lengths ranging for listh nch to n ' fOU ' f " Che ' but ' hat th « tiraiKii.K ' tically all of the staple produced in this county The table follows: shown below will cover prac- 1949-50 Cotton Loan Schedule 15116 Cents Good Middling 29.84 Strict Middling 29.69 Middling 29.34 Strict Low Mid 27.89 Low Middling 23.29 Strict Good Ord 19.34 Good Ordinary 17.04 SPOTTED Good Middling 28.34 Strict Middling 28.19 Middling 26.39 Strict Low Mid 21.04 Low Middling 17.19 1948-49 Schedules WHITE Good Middling 31.19 Strict Middling 31.00 Middling 30.65 Strict Low Mid 29.50 Low Middling 25.85 Strict Good Ord 21.35 Good Ordinary 19 30 SPOTTED Good Middling ., Strict Middling .. Middling Strict Low\MUl"i. 31J32 Cents 30.09 29.S9 29.59 27.89 23.34 19.34 17,04 28.54 28.39 26.54 21.09 17.19 3150 31.35 31.00 2385 25.90 21.40 19.30 Tito Cuts Air and Water Traffic from Russia and Satellites to Yugoslavia his belt ot River shipping (By the Associated Press) Yugoslav's Premier Marshal Tito has again tightened nationalist Communism. ^ This time his act was one of self-isolation from air and water traffic with Russia and the Cominform satellite countries. It was done by dissolving the* . Joint Yugoslav-Soviet civilian aviation and Danube companies. The announcement that this was done "on the proposal of" Yugoslavia coincided with reports that Russia and her Cominform allies were boring inside Yugoslavia with an anti-Tito underground. • l P 1 «,'rf'.'.ip severance-is experted to keep. Soviet citizens'from entering Yugoslavia as airline employes It cuts Yugoslavia off from easy access: by air from other Eastern European capitals. The year-old river agreement- entered Into over the portests of Western powers which wanted the Danube under international control —gave each country control of its waters. Looked Like Bargain That seemed like a bargain lo Russia at the time because she presumed to control the countries— and hence the a.COO-mile river. Now 250 miles of it are under Tito's control, and Yugoslavia has addi- •<|pnal waterfront on one bank only. Tito's relations with the Kremlin soured long before their open break, Dewey Orders State Police to 'Pro-Red 1 Meet ALBANY, N.Y.,.ScpU S. (AP) _: Gov. Thomas E. Dewcy today ordered "all available state police" into the Peekskill area tomorrow to prevent disorder at what he called 'pro-Communist meeting" at a Paul Robe^on concert. The governor's action came shortly before a federal judge in New York City refused to act on an application seeking to restrain veterans from staging a protest parade against the recital. The performance is scheduled to be held only a mile from the spot I where demoiutrating veterans prevented Robeson from appearing last Saturday. A bloody riot ensued year ago. Mather little more than .. Harvard Geologist Kirtley said yesterady in Paris] Mather related details of a luncheon meeting last week with Tito. He said he asked Tito if his relations with Prime Minister Stalin were harmonious when they met in Moscow in 1944. "They were not," Mather said Tito replied. Tito got another measure, of moral support, today from anti-Kremlin German Communists. Emerging from an 8-day Jail term for illegal politicking, Karl-Heinz Scholz reaffirmed his position for the Tito- type nationalist Communism. Scholz was jailed by French sector authorities In Berlin for promoting his unlicensed Free Communist Party (FKP). ^Bulgaria announced she was profiting to the United Nations that Greece is violating her territory on land and in the air and serach- mg Bulgarian ships in the Aegean. Tne announcement said most Incidents occurred near the Greek- Bulgarian-Yiigoslavia border. Labor Day Death Toll of 280 Seen By Safety Council By Hie Associated Press Millions of motorists In holiday mood headed for Labor Day outings today as the nation began the summer's la.st extended holiday. But before Saturday noon nad arrived 39 persons were dead from accidents. Of this number, 34 died In automobile crashes, two were dead from drowning, and three from other mishaps, ..'" 1 * National Safety Council predicted a probable death toll of 280 j| '"'"c eaths from « p.m. Fri- mr (local ti me) lo m | dll ig ht Mon . ' 9 « Day weekend was „ ?• I, 407 vio!enfc de «th«, including 293 traffic Utilities. 60 drpwrings and 54 persons killed in miscellaneous mishaps Two Drivers Penalized One man was fined «5 and cost and another forfeited a «5 23 cash bond In Municipal Court this morning on charges of driving while under the Influence of liquor pj,,. eii was John Barnes and forfeitina hand WM WUU. w.taon, ^ Federal Judge John W. Clancy that his court had no au- grant an injunction g ruled thority to against the parade. The restraTn!n 6 order was sought, by the self-styled •Westchester Committee for Law and Order, 1 cert. sponsors of the con- The governor said he ordered the extra troopers at the request of the Westchester County sheriff, Fred W. Rliscoe, but added that he was holding the sheriff and district attorney "strictly accountable" for maintaining order. Dewey said the state police superintendent, John A. Gaffney, would go to Peekjkill tomorrow to direct the troopers. The governor seeks lo avert a repetition of the three-hour riot that prevented the scheduled Robe.son recital a week ago. Eight persons were injured, two seriously, in a clash between Communist-protesting veterans and Robeson supporters in the audience Dewey termed tomorrow night's concert a "pro-communist meeting." Little Rock-to-Benton Toll Rood Pl an Junked LITTLE ROCK. Sept, 3. (AP) _ A proposal to build a loll highway between Little Rock and Bcnton has been chucked. Governor McMath reported yesterday that building such a road had been vetoed by the Arkansas Highway Department on ground tn.it such a project would be too costly. Inch Cents 30.44 30.34 29.94 28.14 23.49 19.39 17.04 28.69 28.59 26.74 21.19 17.19 31.90 31.75 31.40 30.25 26.05 21.40 19.30 30.20 30.05 27.95 24.10 19.85 1-1 ;33 Cents 30.84 ' 30.69 30.24 28.39 23.54 19.39 17.04 28.94 28.74 26.84 21,19 11.18 32.35 32.20 31.85 30.60 26.25 21.40 19.30 30.35 30.20 28.10 24.10 19.95 Cenls 31.14 30.99 30.49 28,64 23.54 19.49 17.24 28.99 28.89 26.94 21.24 17.24 32.80 32.65 32.25 30.95 26.35 21.45 19.35 30.55 30.50 28.25 24.15 20.05 l-3;32 1-18 CenU Cents 32.04 33.64 31.89 33.54 31.09 32.59 29.24 30.34 23.64 23.74 19.74 19.84 11.94 18.19 29.29 29.19 27.39 2124 17.34 34.25 34.15 33.65 32.40 26.75 21.45 19.35 31.10 31.05 28.35 24.25 20.25 29.54 29.39 27.64 21.24 17.34 35.50 35.40 3180 33.35 26.85 21.45 19.40 31.55 31.50 29.20 24.25 20.35 ACCUSES VAUGHAN—Newspaper. Columnist Drew Pearson tells the Senate Investigating committee at Washington that Maj. Gen. Harry H. Vaughan, presidential aide, called the Justice department in 1946 "asking some Intervention" in the income tax case of W. T. Burton of New Orleans. Pearson appeared at the five s>ercenter hearing. Wirephoto). (AP Four Stricken With Polio During Week The week's poliomyelitis toll rose to five, with four new cases being reported yesterday in Mississippi County. One of the four was a post-polio victim, and another case was admitted for hospital treatment Monday, and two were admitted yesterday. The county total now stands at 151 cases, and health authorities had previously stated that it was expected that 150 cases or more would be discovered in the county before the epidemic completely waned. Marcia Lee Webb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Webb of Blytheville, was admitted to St. Vincent's Infirmary In Little Rock yesterday. She is nine. Danny Smith, 2 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ru.siell Smith of Manila, was the other new case. David Paul stout, two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Stout of Armorel was the noit-|X>lio rejxirt- ed. His Illness dated back to March. The fourth and filth victims of the week were admitted for hospital care early this week. They were Betty Jean Webster, two. of Reiser and Ann Carter, seven, of Blytheville. Justice Rutledge's Condition Still Critical YORK, Me.. Sept. 3. (AP)—Dangerously ill. Supreme Court Justice Wiley B. Rutlcdgc still clung to life today in York hospital. The 55-year-old jurist, in a coma since noon yesterday following cerebra! hemorrhage had a quiet night. A hospital bulletin said "his condition remains the same—he is still gravely ill." Government Launching All-Out War On Gangsters Via Income Tax Laws government fs girding for an all-out offensive against Los Angeles gangsters. "• S. Attorney James M. Carter gave warning to the underworld that he has asked for assignment of at least 50 Treasury agents to move agafast mobsters by way ol tl« income tax laws. Te federal prosecutor said treasury agents, If assigned here, will •go after millions of dollars" handled by hoodlums. Carter indlcp':d that special attention will be paid to horse race bookmaklng revenue. In making a statement yesterday. Carter said that the Guarantee Finance Co. bookmaklng set-up Is an example of Income tax matter* that need fmmadiat* gowrn- mem attention. Recently 'the governor's state crime commission agents said that Guarantee Finance Co. was the headquarters for a large bookmak- Ing syndicate. The crime commission produced records at a Public Utilities Commission hearing which agents interpreted as showing payoffs In thousands of dollars to law enforcement agencies. Carter also mentioned gambler Mickey Cohen and his activities as • mutter needing the attention of government income tax experts. 'The only solution to the gangster problem Is to go into the Income tax angle." said Carter. (This „, «as the method used by the bov- • D. ernment In moving against the Mar Al Oapoot p,ng In Chkago.) | May Faculty Members Hold Conference Speakers Include Head of Blytheville District's Board New faculty members in the Blytheville School System, yesterday, heard Max B. Reid, president of the School Board, discuss public relations In education, and Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, elementary school supervisor, and A. B. Welh- erlngton. director of finance with the State Department of education, discuss the value of accurate records. Both Miss Turner and Mr Wetherington brought out the far.t that teachers must build average daily attendance,- nlhce state Teachers Salary Aid and the Transportation Aid, given schools, based partially on that figure. Miss Turner analyzed;the records and e. -'ained their importance also in connection with the student, pointing out that in transfer of students the record of the school they had last attended was the only letter of recommendation the student would have at the school he next attended. Community A train Stressed Participation in community affairs was stressed by Mr. Reid, and the development of a commun spirit in the students. Mr. Reid pointed out that In many communities it was the teachers place to adapt themselves (o the community and show that they were ready to accept responsibility in civic activities. He mentioned church work and interest In community agencies, all of which were working with the school to build sound community spirit and a progressive atmosphere. Building Plans Explained The building program was t»- plained briefly to the faculty members, by Mr. Reid, who pointed out that building had begun where it was needed worst, when the Negro High School and Lange Annex were near completion before the repair of other buildings and plans for the new high school were considered. The speakers appeared before the teachers as a part of a pre-*chool training conference. The Joint con- ferenc for the 16 schools in the Blytheville School System ended at there yesterday, and afternoon were three conferences scheduled. The Negro teachers, elementary school teachers, and the Junior nnd senior high school teachers met in separate conferences after yesterday. Today mast of the principals of the 16 schools have been conduct- Ing staff meetings, and the teachers are busy getting classrooms and study plans assembled for the open- Ing of school, Tuesday, following registration on Monday. •Attorney Loses Legal Battle to Avoid Term For Accepting Bribes TEAHKANA. Ark.. Sept, 3. (AP>— Federal Judge Harry J. Lcmley today dismissed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed by former Hot Springs City Attorney Jay M. Rowland in an effort to avoid a Penitentiary sentence. Rowland, a political a.v.ocUle of former Hot Springs Mayor Leo P. Mclaughlin., was convicted In Garland County Circuit Court of accepting bribe* from gamblers. He was sentenced to serve a year In thi penitentiary and pay a $700 fine. Soybeans CHICAGO, beans: Nov Sept. 3— lift — soy- Hl?h Low Close 233 232' 23 1 >.$ 224 231>i 232H-32 230'j, 2SI»i-i,4 230 1.4 231 J26 >,4 327 ',4 SINGLE COPIES KVB CENTS ELECTED LEGION COMMANDKR-George N! Craig, Brazil, Ind acknowledges the cheers of his fellow Legionnaires after he was elected national commander at Philadelphia. At left is the 40-year-old lawyer's son, John. Woman at right is not identified. Craig became tile Hist World War II veteran to head Hie huge veterans' Wirephoto). organization. (AP Midget Plane Pilot Wins First Air Race; Bendix Run Begins CLEVELAND. Sept. 3. <A>;—MaJ. Vern.m A. Ford, of San Fran- cisto, shrieked atrou the finish line at the National Air Races with •n averate speed of 529.6 miles an hour loday In the fastest lime ever made In the Bendix Cross Country Jet Division. Ills elapsed lime was three hours, 45 minutes, 51 seconds for the 1,993 mile dash from Muroc, Calif., Air Base. CLEVELAND, Sept. 3. Mv-Bill Bremmnd of Oshkosh, Wis., today became the first pilot to win an event at the 20th. anniversary Nnllona Air Races. ^ While Bendix Trophy cross-country fliers were winging their way to Cleveland Municipal Airport from the West Coast, he look the first heat of the Goodyear Race lor midget planes. Brennand, who won the 1947 event, averaged 177.6 mph for eight laps around the six-sided 1 3|4 miles course. He was trailed by James J. Ktstler of Los Angeles at 162.9 muh. Bremiand's average, speed was the fastest competitive heat ever flown in the Goodyear. The event was first close course competition of the three day show which will close with the *40,000 Thompson Trophy race on Labor Day. '' A crowd estimated by Air Race officials at 15,000 was in the stands. The actual start of racing took place more than .2,000 mlle.5 away when four Air Force P-84 Thunder- Jets began leaving Muroc, Calif., air ba.se In the "J" division of the Bendix. The six contestants In the Bendix 2,010-mile dash from Rosemond Dry Lake, Calif, were clocked olf in a race-horse start at 6:30 a.m. (PST) and were expected to arrive here about the same time as some of the jet's. Mantz Doesn't Enter Vince Perron, flying an A-12 Guardsman took off at 6:34 a.m. However, the Bendix timer, Lirry Therkelsen, said that the official take-off time for all six nianes was "6:30 a.m., on the nose." Speed burner Paul Mantz nn- nounced Just before takeoff lime that he would not defend liis Bendix title personally. He has won the race three time.s in a row. He said he had promised his chief test pilot, Stanley Reaver, and Herman (Fish) Salmon, Lockheed Aircraft Co.. lest pilot, that they could fly the two F-51 Mustangs Mantz entered this year. Malltz was undecided until the last moment whether to go himself but said, tinally, he would not disappoint either Salmon or Reaver. ManU, who flew the route at 447.98 miles an hour last year. Just nosed out Joe de Bona. ho to- nay is flying actor Jimmy Ste- Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. Scattered thundershowcrs Sunday and In northwest portion tonight. Not so cool tonight. Missouri forecast: Cloudy with occasional showers tonight. Sunday rain with occasional showers east. Cooler west and north. Minimum this morning—52. Maximum . jsierclny—81. Sunset today—6:24. Sunrise tomorrow—5:35. Precipitation u hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—69.5. This Date l.asl Vrar Minimum this morning—67. Maximum yesterday—94. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date Arkamas' Highway Needs Are Studied LITTLE ROCK. Sept. 3. (API — A comprehensive study of Arkansas' highway needs Is in the making. The State Legislative Council yesterday voted to ask the Automotive Safety Foundation of Washington, D.C. to make a long-range study. Some members objected to the action, saying they feared the council would be placed on the spot, especially if the foundation recommends additional taxes. The foundation, wart's F-51 again. The other entrants were- Don B Bussart, Hongkong. China, flying a. De Htivlland Mosquito for China Natlonnl Airlines; Lelnnd Cameron North Hollywood, Cnlif. .flying 13-26 Marauder, nnd Vlnce Perro;. North Hollywood, piloting an A-12 Guardsman. Actor Charles (Buddy) Rogers is a co-s|x>nsor o f perron. All six, if they finish, will get, prizes and there will be one left over First awnrd Is »10.000; second. $5500: third, $3,000; fourth, $2500- fifth, $1,500; sixth, $1,000- seventh 4500. Ousted General Makes New Bid For Early Parole WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 <ni — Bennett E. Meyers, the one-time major general ousted from the Army and sent to prison In 1MB, was un- oeratood today to have made a now bid for early release from custody. Ills attorneys, asked about r(!- l»rte that Meyers Imd suggested a. compromise settlement of the government's $87,000 income tnx claims against him. snld there hiivc been "some discussions" with the Justice Department on the subject. They declined lo U-Uk details. Both the Justice Deportment nnd the Internal Revenue Bureau declined official comment. The former Air Force purchasing officer Is now serving a 20 months to five year term at Lorton (Va.> Federal Reformatory. The sentence was Imposed after his conviction of inducing an associate to commit perjury before n Senate committee which investigated the general's private wartime business activities. Meyers will tic eligible for |ia- role in mid-November after completing the minimum time fixed by the court. The suggested compromise of his Income tax cases evidently Is intended to bolster his case for freedom before the parole bonrd. Wynne Woman Given Girls Reformatory Post LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 3. Wj—An attractive. 21-year-old college graduate hns been named head matron at the Arkansas Cirls Training School. The appointment of Miss Beverly Daniel of Wynne. Ark., to the post was announced yesterday by the Board of Control. She will be second In command to Mrs. Mnxlnc Cogblll. recently named as acting superintendent Miss Daniel replaces Mrs. Lavadna. Prultt, who resigned. Recall of Vaughan Is Seen as Probers Find New Evidence John CludvU* Senate Sett Hew Speed Record: Convenes end Adjourns in 75 Seconds WASHINGTON, Sept. 3. (AP)— The Senate set an all-time record for speed today by meeting and recessing In about 15 seconds. Only four Senators were In the chamber for the token session. It was over so quickly that no one kept nn exact time check. Senator ITnydcn (D-Arlz), presiding In place of Vice President Barkley, had a clerk read the brief agreement made lust Wednesday night to give Senators a vacation until next Wednesday. Tlien Hnydcn banged the gavel and it was all over. J. W. Murphy, chief of the official reporters of Senate debate, who has been recording Senate actions for nearly 53 years, was liberal in his estimate or the time. "I've never seen anything like it," Murphy said. "It was less than a minute so I'll call it about 40 seconds." Veteran Facing Treason Charge Suspect Captured After Spending 8 Years in the Army NEW YORK, Sept. 3. W-Hand soine, 33-year-old John David Pro- voo—Just discharged from eight years in the Army—was In jail today on charges of betraying his country to Japan during wartime. An ex-sergeant, Provoo ullcgedly volunteered his service • to; JBR : '. nese military commanders after his capture on Corregfdor in 1B42. Federal authorities said he worked for the war-time enemy for three years as a propagandist, an inquisitor ot American prisoners and In other roles. His arrest yesterday on * treason warrant, just a few minutes alter he had shed his Army uniform, apparently surprised him. "•nils is Ihe first I've heard of this.' 'he said. An Investigation of Provoo's case I'.ad boon underway off-and-on ever since the war's end. The FBI launched a new inquiry a year ago. The trill, dark-haired Provoo. a native of California and * one-time student of Oriental philosophy, allegedly worked with "Tokyo Rose" in broadcasting Japanese propaganda t u. s. troops. Changed to Rohn At the time Corregldor fell to Japan, he allegedly changed from his U. S. Army uniform to the robe of a Buddhist priest, hoping by this means to curry favor of the Japanese. Provoo was arraigned yesterday before U. s. Commissioner Edward W. McDonald. U. S. Attorney John F. X. Mc- Gohcy, and his chief assistant, Irving H. Saypol, gave this account of the ca.se: Before the war. Provoo worked in the Federal Reserve Bank In San Francisco, where he had a good record. He made one or more trips to Japan, ostensibly to study the Japanese language and the Buddhist religion. He entered the Army in May. 1041. Sent to the Philippines, he was on Corregldor when the "Rock" fell to Japan l n 1042. He presented himself to the Japanese In the vestments of a Buddhist priest He did not seek to pretend lie was a Priest. Snypol said but sought only to show his familiarity with Oriental life and language. for quesuomng on * evidence being dug up. Vaughan, President Truman'i military aide, underwent a rlgoroui two-day examination by the Investigating committee earlier this week. The hearings now are In recess- probably for a month or so. Senator McCarthy (o-wis) told reporters that he feelsYure Vaugh- f, n *'" be asked to take the spotlighted witness chair-again, a r 1 Senator Mundt (R-SD) termed h'u reappearance "ver probable." Both based their statements on new leads being run do™ by committee Investigators. They said th« probe Into the activities of the capital's five percenters, men obtaining government business for third parties lor a fee, has Just The committee I, trying to Itarn the extent of any influence exerted by the five percenters on ton government officials. Some entirely new case are beinz opened up by tip. pouring In on committee members, Mundt said He forecast that before the hearings are closed "It will be demonstrated that the Influence racket In Washington is greater than expected." Expect! More Evidence He also predicted that subsequent hearings will show other Instances of "persons using white House con- • tacts to advance their Interests " Vanglian In his testimony before the committee readily acknowledged that he had lent a helping hand to friends In their dealings with the government but he denied doing anything Improper. He said he had never sought, received or expected any fees or other remuneration for his favors. Mundt said that when the committee resumes Its hearing*, he expects that testimony on new evidence being uncovered will inrolve Vaughan and that the President* aide will be called to answer it, In hearlng« already held, Miyidt »iW, <;'Wc didn't jrtf'fir- out-Vvfewpiigiiti! Oen. Vaughari. HI* name haa kepV being brought,. Into the testimony by other witnesses and so we called him to get his story." Senator Hoey^<D-NO), chairman of the Senate investigations subcommittee, has said that he now knows no rea-wn why Vaughan should be questioned further. But he added that there would be no hesitancy In recalling Vaughan it later developments should warrant It. President Truman has said he Intends bo retain Gen. Vaughan, a buddy since World War I days, u his personal Army aide. School Bus Schedules Announced Bus routes for the 1949-50 term of the Blythevllle Special School District were announced today by W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of schools. Tlie schedule follows: Bus No. 1, which gees to Yarbro and Number Nine, will leave high .school at seven o'clock and go north on Highway 61, and west from Richardson's Store. Bus No. 2 will leave at 7:30 a.m. and sk'lll go East on Main street to Flat Lake, thence to Yarbro. It will return over the same rout« and pick up high school children. The Clear Lake bus will leave a« 7:00 a.m. and follow the same schedule that it had the previous year. Lone Oak bus will follow thi previous year's schedule^ and the children will be picked up in time to get to high school by 8:30 a.m. Promised Land bus will follow previous year's schedule. Bus routes for Negro students will be announced later. Senators Denied Free Global Flight -- -~ .~,.~.»..,, i..,,v i *<..-)kui:iii' ilu- TON. Sept. 3-«v— man. Vice President JJnrktey and Defense Johnson's pro- other officials of the executive de- By Edwin II. Hnaklnscm WASHINGTON. Secretary of Defer... ..„ test against using military aircraft to haul Senators around the world brought a we-can-pass-a-law reaction today from Congress. Senators Elmer Thomns (D-Okla) who first received the pointed suggestion 'hat Congressmen ride the regular commercial airlines, told a this airplane ly to rcportirs that President Tru- rcportcr: '"This may bring issue to the front. If the military officials can assign plane to anyone they like, then Congress may have to take notice of It and fix the }x>licy." Thomas, one of the leaders of an insistent Senate economy bloc, conceded with a wry smile that the drive to slash government spending had apparently boomeranged. Holds Fire But with most Senators away for a long Labor Day weekend, Thomas held his fire. He merely passed along Johnson's blunt comments to other Senators who had „.,,., non -P r ° m ! indicated they wanted to make agency prepares detailed report.', on | leisurely flying Inspection o[ Eu- state. cwnty and city thoroughfares r rope, with a number going around and recommends construction and the world method* of financing. | other Senators grumbled priv.te- partmcnt make frequent flying trips. They also recalled recent public testimony that John Maragon. man-about-Washington, and Maj. Gen. Harry H. Vaughan, the President's Army aide, were able to arrange military air transport to Eurojx: for perfume dealers. But Secretary Johnson was firm, writing Senator Thomas: "For economy reasons, both in aircraft and In dollars, so far this year I have refused to agree to the assignment of special mlsfton aircraft to accompany Congressional parties on trips around the world. Thomas had Informed the defense Secretary that a number of the 17-members appropriations subcommittee, which handles the armed services' multi-billion dollar bills, wanted a large military alr- ptnnc to make the Inspection trips of six weeks to two months. See Competition They planned to take a boat to Europe Sept. 21, then lour Europe by military plane, with some of the senators continuing the inspection tour by »ir to UM itlddle and Far East, and then fly on home. But Johnson replied: "I have felt that the services do not have aircraft to spare for trips of this sort, and. also. I have felt that I could not justify placing the armed services in competition with commercial carriers who are engaged in carrying passengers over these same routes." Senators and representatives usually like to travel In large four- engined military planes. Johnson commented: "The Air Force estimates that St costs $130 an hour to keep a t- cnglne aircraft aloft, and that, on a trip of six or seven weeks' duration, the cost to Ihe government for such a special flight easily can exceed $25.000. "It Is this cost, coupled with my feeling that our aircraft should be on military duty and that we should avoid In every way possible competing with and reducing the revenues of our private air carriers, that impels me to offer you an alternative suggestion for the travel of those members of the committee who decide to travel uround tt» world." , v . Suggests They-P»y This suggestion was that U» Sen- Sec VKKS TBIT •• r*«« •

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