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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPBt OT MORTBZABT *»«•*»«*« AMD •OOIHUCT iMBOURl VOL. XLV—NO. 68 BlytheriU* Courier Blythevlll* Herald l Valley Lewfer BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 1949 TWELVE PAGES McKellar Urges P Head to Quit Tor Good of US' Senator Hotly Raps Hoffman's Attempt To Halt Fund Cut By Don W hi teheed WASHINGTON, June 10. Senator McKellar, (D-Te»n) today houted at EGA Boss Paul Hoffman: The sooner you resign, the better t will be lor the United States." The veteran chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee op- nly accused Hoffman of trying to ]ully the committee into not cut- ne European recovery funds. Hoffman coldly denied he tried o put any "pressure" on the committee or that his talk of resigna- ion was a "threat." Hoffman had told reporters yes- erday he would resign if he reached the point where he no longer thought he could direct the recovery program successfully. And h said he did not think if could be done with less than the 53,568.410.000 that ECA is asking for the firs ten and one-half months of the nexi fiscal year. McKellar brought up the subjec ea rly in today's hear in g on the EGA appropriation, saying: "Other than giving away oLhe •topic's money, 1 wonder what you Pfe doing in Europe. I think i would "be a very good thing if yoi did resign." McKellar Shouts Abuse Some Senators said they will pres. Tor a cut in the recovery funds evet if it means Hoffman's resignatioi Hoffman tried to get in an an s\ver several times but McKell shouted him down. Senator Ferguson (R-Mich) broke in to say he did not consider Hoffman's remarks any threat and did not think the ECA chief had intended them as such. "Don's you think," Ferguson said, "it is a good thing to have people in the government who are willing and able to resign if they don't think they can do a good job Mr. Hoffman should be complimented. There are too many who stay when they kiiow they can't do the Job." McKellar retorted "I did take It as a threat" and then he turned on Hoffman again. "You have undertaken to do It before and you are not going to do It this Ct-r '&-he ^sairt. f 'l thirk -it would be" ih'e best thing fon the people of the United States and; Europe if you did resign." Ferguson interrupted again: "1 thirtk it would be a great calamity." . McKellar: "Well, every man is en- ^Uled to his own opinion." "*;, Hoffman finally got in a word. Nothing I said implied any threat," '" Charges Lobby 1 ng Again McKellar cut him off. "Why, you had a lobbyist come to my hotel this morning and he tried to lobby with me. He said you had offered him a job in Korea. J ordered him out of my room. He was trying^ to show me how right you are and how wrong I am." Hoffman said quietly: "That Is an absolute falsehood." He said a man he did not know "from Adam's off ox" approached him I his morning and tried to tell him about a conversation "with i Senator." "I offered no job," Hoffman said. He said £ie had no "false notions" about hiniseU and the job he is doing, "i said I would administer the program to the best of my ability. I satd if I came to the conclusion I could not administer the program successfully then I would resign." Aud then Hoffman said sharply: "I'm here as a matter of public service just as you are. And iTi be here only as long as I can give service and am wanted." Authorities End Investigation of Ice Box Deaths LITTLE ROCK, June 10. (*>—Au- horitles have closed their investiga- ion of the deaths of three children rapped in an old fashioned Ice box lear Walnut Ridge, Ark. State Police Investigator H. R. 'eterson said here he considers that he true story of the incident was told at -Walnut Ridge Wednesday light. At that time he announced that James (Buddy) Chesser, 10, told of mprisoning his three playmates in :he box causing their deaths. Yesterday the boy and relatives denied he had been responsible for the tragedy. "As far as I'm concerned the case is closed," Peterson said. "We'll just write it off a: an unfortunate incident." He added he didn't see why young Chesser "would want to deny it." Prosecutor Millar d Hardin and Sheriff Joe Spades gave similar expressions. The three children, ranging In age from two to nine, were found in the box last Friday. Two were dead; another died Saturday morning. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Osceola to Have Clean-Up Drive Chamber of Commerce Sponsors Campaign To Start June 17 Plans were oompleteo and committees were named today for a Clean-up, Paint-up, Fix-up campaign in Osceola, which is being sponsored by the Osceola Chamber of Commerce, according to Charles Jolliff, manager. This project will begin June 17 and will continue thru June 30th. All property owners, individuals and all organizations are being contacted for their cooperation in this project. Each organization Is being solicited as a group to sponsor a specific project, Mr. Jollifr stated. Certificate* of award will be given the group showing the most Improvements. Merchants re displaying cleanup, paint-up, fix-up materials In their windows, and a .special display will , be in the window of Missco Implement '-Co. beginning next Tucker Car Firm Head and Seven Officers Indicted Fraud, Conspiracy Charges Face Maker Of Novel Automobile CHICAGO, June 10. (/PI— Preston T. Tucker, promoter of a novel automobile that never got Into mass production, today was indicted on charges of mail fraud, SEC violations and conspiracy. Seven associates were indicted with him. A 31-count indictment was returned before Federal Judge John P. Barnes by a grand jury which spent 12 weeks since Feb. 12 Investigating affairs of Tucker and his corporation. Maximum possible penalties for .conviction under the indictment would amount to 155 years imprisonment and $60,000 in fines for each of the eight defendants. 25 Fraud Counts The counts are 25 of mail fraud, five of violating regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and one of conspiracy. Other defendants with the 46- year-old president and director of the Tucker Corporation are: Harold A. Karsten. 58, alias Abraham Karatz, North Hollywood, Calif., former Minneapolis lawyer. Floyd D. Cerf, 60. Chicago, former investment banker, who floated the public Issue of stock in the corporation; Robert Pierce, 50, Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit, formerly associated with Briggs Manufacturing Company of Detroit, and former director and treasurer of Tucker. Fred Rockelrrjan, 63, Chicago, who held the posts of director, general sales maiinger and executive vice president of Tucker Corporation. He had been associated with Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Corporation for more thon 27 years; Mitchell W. Dulian, 55, Oak Park, 111., a former director and general sales manager of Tucker; Otis Radford, 45, Evergreen Park, IH,, a former Tucker Corporation director, treasurer and comptroller. He formerly worked for Detroit banks and the Reconstruction Fi- Wwinesday. 5unn' and member.? of the Youth Fellowship of the Methodist Church, who are participating in this event, as the halrmen. Robert M. Graves wa.s appointed as the chairman, a nd others to erve are; publicity committee, Mrs. 3. W. Watson, Mi&s Patricia Dunn, Miss Catherine Day; Speakers, Faber White, James Hyatt, Bill Mc- M a th, Mrs. Enimitt Wilson, Steve Ralph, Billy Nicholson, Mrs. J. Gough and Mrs. D. V. Maloch. Church: the Rev. L. R. still Jr., the Rev. L. T. Lawrence, the Rev. Russell Clubb, the Rev. H. J. Oouch- lan. Vacant Ix>Ls; Raymond Cartwright; Insect and Extermination and Prevention, Mrs. Joe Rhodes Jr. and C. W. Watson. Street and Alley; Dr. Joe Hughes and Fred Smith. Joe Martin. Contest; Mrs. R- M. Fletcher, O. W. Knight. Mrs. W. E. Hunt, Mrs. Charles Hale and Mrs. John White. City Entrance Committee, Mayor Ben Butler; Food Handlers and Inspecting; D. S. Laney ogram of work: R .C. Van Wey, E. P, Bradley, W. M- Morris. >Ainers Enter Pits Tor Last Full Day Before Striking PITTSEIRGH. June 10 </Py—Mast of the nation's 450.COO miners entered the pits today for the last hill production day ill at least a week, wondering when they would return. President John Ij. Lewis of the United Mine Workers has ordered a ce.wation of mining for one week starting Monday lo stabilize the industry Since most miners haven't been working Saturday or Sunday, idleness will begin * many diggers. tomorrow for Five days after the miners arc now scheduled to return lo work, their 10-day paid vacation begins under the current contract. They'll get $100 each for that vacation— nothing for next week. Now miners are wondering if g will happen to keep them idle during those five days. There Is also the possibility that many mine operators may not care to rc-opcn their pits for the five- day period. Once, down, mines require certain preparatory and Inspection wort before resuming production. Operators may stay closed and save doing those chores twice. Another factor which adds doubt is the slow progress of contract negotiations. N. O. Cotton July Get Dec Nfch May Tflgh Low Close 32.8« 32.77 3232-81 29.13 29.03 t9.09-li 28.R9 2882 28.88-W 28.76 28.12 28.75 38.31 2ti» »M with' Miss Patricia Miss Catherine Day, FIRE CHIEF KILLED—Four unidentified firemen bear grim faces as they slosh through water carrying the body of Edward Novak, St. Paul, Minn., fire chief who was killed with two aides when a retaining wall fell yesterday just as they had about put out a minor fire In a waste paper stockpile at an Industrial plant. (AP Wtrephoto). Needham Sentenced to Die In Electric Chair August 6 For Attack on 8-Year-Old Girl Blytheville Bar Arranges Ceremonies Honoring Newly Named Chancellor Members of the Blythevllle Bar Association in a special meeting this morning adopted a resolution voicing approval of the appointment o! C. M. Buck as chancellor of the newly created Second Division of the nance Corporation; Cliff Knoble. 50, Chicago, who served as director of advertising for Tucker Corporation. He lormerly was with Chrysler Corp., Spent $28 Million The indictment charges that a total of $23,000,000 was spent by the defendants on the promotion and building of the car. The sources of the money were sales of dealer franchises, sale of class A stock and accessories for cars sold before delivery of the automobiles. Judge Barnes fixed bond at $25,000 each for Tucker, Cerf, Pierce and Karsten. The bail for the others was set at $10,000 each. The defendants are accused of taking advantage of the unusual postwar consumer demand for cnrs and spreading "false and fraudulent statements and representations relating to a proposed completely new automobile which was represented to possess and combine features of advanced construction and design not heretofore contained in any mass produced automobile." Osceola Council Favors Retention Of Rent Controls Rent controls are to be retained in Osccola, Mayor Ben F. Butler, chairman of the Rent Control Board, announced today, following a decision of the city council, reached >t a meeting Wednesday nieht. Mayor Butler indicated that unfair Increases might result if the controls were lifted in Osceola since housing was still inadequate there. Earlier last week the Blytheville Defense Rental Area Board agreed to ask housing _ expediter, Tighe Wood, to send an investigator to thLs area to determine If the housing situation had been met. Osceola's City Council also discussed drainage problems and Ed Wiseman, city engineer, was Instructed to devise plans for ridding the streets of excess water, after heavy rains. Plans were also adopted to take care of cave-ins on the drRliinge ditch, and letting of contracts for gravelling part of the streets was delayed for several weeks. Slight 'Quake Hits Central California SAN FRANCISCO, June 10. </P>— A small to moderate earthquake set bird cages and chandeliers swinging along 100 miles of the central California coast last night. No damage was reported. The epicenter wa« near Holllster, 85 miles southeast of San Fran- Suspected Spy Had Contact in Army, FBI Says WASHINGTON, June 10. <>n — Extracts from a secret FBI report Introduced today in the Judith Coplon espionage trial said that a woman who 'may be a Russian espionage agent 1 ' had contacts in high ptace-s in Washington. The report centered chiefly on Irin.a (Iraida) Efimovna Alexander also known as Bothidar Kossimir Aleksander. It strewed frequent meetings reportedly held at the home of a friend of Irlna's, by groups of Army officers "all carrying brief cases." Tiie summary, from a data sHp found in Miss Coplon's purse when sh« was arrested in New York March 4 v;ith Valentine A. Gubit- chev, a Russian, was put into the evidence. It was introduced shortly after Harold L. Ickcs, former secretory of the interior, showed up under defense subpoena but was excused until later. Tckcs said he didn't know "a damned thing" that would shed light on the case. The defense said It wanted him for questioning about another FBI report. In it a former Interior Department worker was listed by a confidential FBI informant M ft reported "contact for the Russian embassy. The full report on Mrs. Aleksander still was to be read to the Jury- Twelfth Chancery District. ^ The special meeting was held in the courtroom prior to the convening of the court by the new chancellor and Oscar Fendler, president of the Blytheville association, presented Mrs. Buck with a bouquet of roses. Mrs. Buck was escorted to the speaker's stand for the preserita- tion of the roses by former Judges G. E. Keck and V. G. Holland. Mrs. Buck also was presented with copies of the resolution adopted by the bar association with the request . that it be spread on the permanent records of the count. The resolution was offered by Jesse Taylor and seconded by Max B. Reid and bore the unanimous endorsement of the members of the Blytheville Bar Association. The resolution reviewed the years in which the new chancellor has been active In the civic affairs o f Blytheville and Mississippi County and placed special emphasis on his activity as a member of the Blytheville bar. Handled Many Famous Cases He was attorney for the Chicago Mill & Lumber Company from 1005 to 1930, and represented litigants in some of the most important cases ever before the bar of courts in thEs area. These Included the sunken land cases, the Henderson- Gladdish election contest, and the state boundary litigation between the states of Arkansas and Tennessee. Immediately following the special meeting of the bar association, Chancellor Buck, who took his oath of office yesterday before Circuit Clerk Harvey Morris, mounted the bench to convene a one-day session of the chancery court for theChlck- asn wba District o f Mississt pp' Mississippi County. Several divorce and equity cases were on the docket lor consideration during the day. City Playgrounds Equipment Fund Now Totals $925 Eleven of the 38 collection teams for BlytheviHe's playground fund still had not reported at noon today, and the two-day old campaign today totaled $924.08. Seven of the II teams which had not reported their collections were assigned areas in the business dis J.S. Jaycee Head jets Cotton 'Gif f 500-Pound Bale Given National President By BlythevilU Club Blytheville's delegation to the na- lonal Junior Chamber of Commerce onventton in Colorado Springs, Colo., was acknowledged last night or having made the most unusual >resenUtion of the convention when a. 500-pound bale of Missift- sippl County-grown cotton was presented to national Jaycee president, Paul Bagwell of Lansing, Mich. Presentation of the cotton bale was made by Jack Rawlings, chairman of the National Cotton Picking Contest Committee, and Jlmmle Edwards, a past president of the Bly- ,hevilie Jaycees, at the convention's testimonial banquet last nfght. Presentation of the bale came as a surprise even to other Blytheville delegates. The bate was secretly shipped to the convention by Mr. Rawlings and Mr. Edwards, The presentation' drew a loud roar of applause from other convention delegates, SUU President Arrives Billy Nicholson of Osceola, state Jaycee president, arrived at Colorado Springs for the convention aboard a Colorado National Guard airplane which flew htm from Pueblo, Colo., where the commercial plane on which he WHS a passenger was grounded yesterday. Mr. Bagwell, who Is ending his term as national Jaycee president this month, was principal speaker on the National Cotton Picking Contest program here last year. He also dedicated the Blytheville Jaycees' new clubhouse on North Second Street In ceremonies held after last year's cotton picking contest. In addition to presenting this bale to Mr. Bagwell, Mr. Rawlings and the other Blytheville delegates are distributing specially-printed book matches and individual cotton bolls at the convention to give na- Reds Seek Big 4 Meeting to Draft German Treaty Removal of Troops Year after Peace Pact Signed Is Proposed PARIS, June 01— (ifi— Russia called today for a new Big Four conference within three months to draft a German peace treaty French sources snlci. Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y Vishinsky place before the Foreign Ministers' Council a proposal that all four powers occupying Germany agree to withdraw all their troops one year after a German peace treaty is signed. The proposal came In a metting In which the ministers of Britain France, Russia and the United States sought to salvage something from the clutter of disagreements In their talks on Germany's future Yesterday, Vishinsky had accepted a U.S. request that the East-West trade trafflo talks In Berlin be ended by Monday. Vishinsky asked his council colleagues to lay down the procedure for drafting the German treaty before they wind up this session in Paris, the French sources said. Meanwhile, western power repre sentatlves In Berlin pressed tht Russians today for weekend talks to solve the Berlin rail strike. The Paris foreign ministers conference has set a Monday deadline for settlement. May Go to Paris If the strike Is not settled by then It goes before the Paris con ferees. Western representatives have told the Russians they will not sign an East-West trade pact until th strike settled. The west says th onus ta on Russia to end the strlk because the Russians control th rail system. The strike has stymied rail ship ment of supplies into Berlin almos from the day the Soviet btockad of the city was lifted on May 12 The airlift, trucks and barges stl are bringing In supplies. Still Seek Accord In Paris, weary foreign minlstei tried to salvage some accords fror their nearly three-week old cnn ference. So far it hns been markei by the same old differences betweei Russian and the West on the fu ture of Gernmny. Also on the agenda of the pre sent confeience is the problem o concluding an Austrian penc treaty. Russia and the Wester nations are probably near agree ment on Austria. But none of th powers Is keen on concluding th Austrian treaty and wlthdrnwln T/iree Others Given Prison Terms as Court Session Ends Hollis Edward Needham, 26, was sentenced by Judge al B. Harrison m Circuit Court here this morning to die i the electric chair on August 6 on a charge of rape. The jury which heard testimony in the case returned verdict of guilty at 12:30 a.m. today and recommended the * extreme penalty. Court attaches said that It wi>s the first time In several years that the death penalty had been 1m- posed. Needhsm was charged with having taken a sleeping eight-year old girl from her home last April without arousing other occupants of the house and attacking her in a taxlcab and then leaving her to find her own way home. To Appeal to Supreme Court Oene E. Bradley, attorney for the defendant, said he would appeal troops while the problem of neigh boring Germany Is so explosive. Atom Scientist Implicated in 9<v/ Sny cisco. The temblor was felt far south as the Carmel-Monterey area. Soybeans 10-f*)—807- CHICAOO, June bean quotations: High Low Close July Nov Dec Two Methodist Units In State May Be Merged HOT SPRINGS, Ark.. June 10. </P> —The Little Rock Conference of the Methodist Church voted here today to unite with the North Arkansas Conference. The name Arkansas annual conference was suggested for Ihe pro- prosed organisation. Such a move would place the Methodist churches of the state into one division. The North Arkansas Conference, which ha* jurisdiction of Metho- i dists residing north of the Arkansas I plan at its meeting next week »t 223'i 221'i 2M»,-22i river, will be asked to approve the 202 IW'.i ZOO ' IPt IMtt 1MV ' Ml. Sequoyth, in FavetttvUle. 11 ILL. Tile campaign yesterday showtt a toU>l of S790. ' uonat puoncny 10 myinevme ana Arkansas as well as the National Cotton Picking Contest. Former Lithuanian General Gets Job In Plane Parts Factory in California CULVER CITY, Calif., June 10. tV> — A one-time commander - In chief of the Lithuanian »rmy goes :o work today assembling airplane hydraulic valves In a little back shop here. But Gen. Stasys Rastikis says he 'is "happv as a bird" behind • work bench at the Hartwell Aviation Co. The 53-year-old general starts work at the bottom less than a month after he and his wife. Helen Marie, «, arrived In New York us displaced persons. They were sick and exhauster after nine years of righting, hiding, running and imprisonment at the hands of the Russians and Germans. Undergraund report* say that one of their three daughters i» dead. From the other two, also whisked away to Siberia, has come no word. Mrs. Rastikis, arrested with the girls, was imprisoned: but eventually released to rejoin he husband In the Lithuanian underground. How the general came to work here is a story In Itielf. Clark Hartwell, the aviation company owner, met the Key. Joseph Con- clus, president of the United Lithuanian Relief in America, at Lake Arrowhead, Calif. Father Condus uked Hartwel) if h* could u*e t good man. Kartwell said "sure" and the "good man" turned out to be Gen. Rastikis. Through an interpreter, the general says he Is pleasantly Impressed with America ercept for the automobiles— "There are so many of them It Is frightening." A* for war with Russia, he »ays "It Is Inevitable," but h»s been delayed by Russian respect for the atom bomb and completion of • five-year Russian arms program next year. The general began his mllltarj career as a rear rank private In the CMrlst army. By 1935 he had risen to genera of the Lithuanian army but In 1M< the Russian Communists thundcret over his land again. Because o hla determined loyalty to Lithuan Ian demands for peace, he was r*»c out of the army and stripped o rank. He hid in the mountains unti June 22, 19<1, when Hitler Ger many's military machine roller over Lithuania. Then he Joined th Lithuanian underground a n < fought both Oermux »nd Com munlsts. Kastlkte and his wit reached the U. S. section of occu Died Germany In 1944. Friends Ij this country arranged for his entr In ttw D. P, ouot*. APPROVED—Gordon Gray (above), former buck private In the Army, yesterday was approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee as Secretary of the Army to succeed Kenneth Roy all, who resigned. Gray was nominated by President Truman earlier this week (NEA Photo). WASHINGTON. June 10. (IF] — Robert Davis, a wartime employe o a West Coast atomic laboratory tes tilled today he was recruited In 11: Communist Party by an atom scientist, Giovanni Rossi Lomanit Davis, now of New York, ws.s a witness before the House UnAmeri- can Activities Committee. He said he attended perhaps two or three Communist meetings while he worked nt the radiation laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley. He said Lomanltz attended meetings with him. Lomanitz himself, who was also called us a wltnwss .had refused, on grounds he might incriminate himself, to say .whether he ever was a Communist or ever tried to get anyone Into the Communist Party. But Lomanltz insisted that "under no conditions have I been disloyal to the United States government" or given any restricted Information to anyone. He said tbat he did not think membership In the Communist Party necessarily would mean that anyone was disloyal. Senator r Wallace Supporter Clash Witness in Hearing On Anti-Red Bill • Ousted, Called S.O.B. WASHINGTON, June 10 (/Pj—In an angry scene, Senator Eastland (D-MIss) dismissed C. B. Baldwin, who was Henry Wallace's campaign manager, from the witness chair or a Senate hearing today and called him an s. o. b. In the full-words version. Baldwin had refused to answer fl question whether or not he Is or has been a member of the Communist Party, mid had accused Eastland of "fighting against Negro rights." Baldwin, former administrator of the Farm Security Administration, also had .shouted that Eastland represented "the Cotton Council," an organization which Baldwin said Is made up of "plantation owners." Despite the epiphets, neither moved toward physical violence. Baldwin is a man or medium height, round-raced, balding. Eastland Is a sturdily-built man of abuot six reel. Both are In their 40s. Statement Rtfnnetf The hearings were by a Senate Judiciary Slbcommlttec on bills that would require the registration of Communist and Communist-front organizations. Baldwin appeared as secretary- treasurer or the Progressive Party. He had a prepared .statement which called the bills "part of the anti- Communist hysteria that has been whipped up since the end of the the case to the Arkansas Supreme Court. The prosecution of the case was handJed for the state by H. O. Partlow, prosecuting attorney, and A. S. Harrison, deputy for North MJss- Isslppl County. Trial of the case opened Monday and two days were devoted to the selection of a jury. The case went to the Jury yesterday afternoon. The defendant did not testify. Needham was calm during moat of the three-day trial and accepted the testimony of the state's witnesses without emotion. At intervals yesterday he showed signs of m|rv- ousness but during the greater portion of the closing day he sat in his chair staring at the floor. At one time last night, after the Jury had asked for Information concerning the Instructions given by the court, he grew a bit cocky and talkative but as the Jury's deliberation extended Into the lat* hours, he returned to his apparently unmoved mood. Other Defendant! Sentenced The defendant heard the Jury-i verdict a'few minutes after midnight 'with-.t:, eijol.•. cnnllo -lesi ' fact-; After th'e/.T«>il«t % bc*n ' read "h*'-wilted -wfth head>bowe« '" from the court room escorted, bt two of the sheriff's deputies. ..• Judge Harrison also sentenced de- X, fendants convicted of second degree murder during trials here last week. E, R. McOaha, Blytheville carpenter was given an eight-year term in the state penitentiary. He waa charged with having killed his employer, Harry a. Bianchard, another carpenter, during an argument at a lumber yard on Ash Street in June of last year. In the other murder case, Leon Ogles of Marmaduke, Clay County, was given a 10-year prison term In connection with the death of Tom Green, night marshal at Rector. The case was heard here on change of venue from clay County. Ogles' brother, Darrell, was convicted last year In clay County Circuit court and given a life sentence for first degree murder. The slate alleged that Darrell Ogles fired the shot which killed the officer when Darrell Interfered with the two officers who had arrested Leon following a disturbance In a pool hail In Rector. Ten Yearn for Larceny J. E. Orifrtth, 23. of Leachvllle entered a plea of guilty to grand larceny before Judge Harrison this morning and was to serve a prison term or 10 years. The charge !n- See SENTENCES on Page 12 But he never got to read the statement. First off, the guestion about past or present Communist Party membership Has put to him. Baldwin wanted to know the basis for the questions. He asked If the policy of asking it had been approved by the whole Senate. Eastland said no, Just by the subcommittee. When Baldwin tried to argue about it, Eastland rose from his chair and started to walk away, saying that Baldwin's prepared statement would not be accepted for the committee record. Weather forecast: Mostly cloudy with Mattered thunder showers this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. Not much change in temperatures. Mtmmrl forecast: Considerable cloudiness, occasional scattered thundershowers this afternoon and tonight and south and east central Saturday. Somewhat warmer extreme north Saturday and extreme northeast tonight. Minimum this morning—6». Maximum yesterday—90. Sunset today—7:12. Sunrise tomorrow—4:46. Precipitation 24 hours from 7 a.m. today—.02. Total since Jan. 1—28.71. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—79.5. Normal mean for June—18. Tht» Date 1-»H Year Minimum this morning—61. Maximum yesterday—88. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date -M.It. Highway Commission To Let Missco Contract One Mississippi County project calling for 3.4 miles of grading, drainage structures, bituminous course and two concrete and timber bridges on the Marle-Kelser road, State Highways 14 and 181, was listed among the ten projects on which the State Highway Commission will receive bids on June 24. It was disclosed today In Little Rock. Total cost of the ten projects has been estimated at $2,500,000 but the cost of the work in this county was not specified. Also programmed for this county by highway department officials Is construction of a new bridge on State Highway IB at Big Lake with plans for widening at least portions of the county's main east-west thoroughfare and a new entrance Into Blythevllle. No announcement has been made as to when bids arc to be asked for the Highway 18 I Improvements. Caruthersri/fe Guard Unit Provides Escort For President Truman Lieut. Col. Herbert F. Wickrrmn of Haytl, Mo., will be in command of the honor escort for President Harry S. Truman, during his visit to Little Rock today and tomorrow, and 24 members of Company "B" of the Caruthersvllle, Mo., National Guard unit left today to participate In the event. The provisional company forming the escort will be irmde up of First nnd Third Battalions. MNG. 140th Infantry, and will consist of three platoons of enlisted men, a color guard and four commissioned officers. Colonel Wicknum will select from his battalion at large, two officers for his staff, one captain for provisional company commander, nnd one lieutenant for platoon leader for each platoon. New York Stocks Closing quotations: A T and T HI 1-7 Amer Tobacco 67 1-4 Anaconda Copper 2€ 1-8 Beth Steel 34 5-« Chrysler J. C. Penney Gen Electric Oen Motors . ..... Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester National Distillers Republic Steel .... Radio .. 45 1-2 .. 45 1-S .. 35 .. 53 1-4 .. 46 3-8 .. 9 3-4 .. 24 3-9 .. 11 1-1 .. IS .. 10 1-8 Socony Vacuum 14 5-8 Studebaker Standard of NJ. Texas Corp Scnrs. Roebuck . ., U S St?el southern Pacific , IS 62 49 1-2 34 3-4 21 >4 7-»

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