The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 3, 1946 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 3, 1946
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHKABT MI88OUKI VOL. XLIII—NO. 80 Blythcvllle Dully New* BiythevlU* Courier Bly(hevlll« Hernia Ulula&lupl Valley m-YTllKVIl-UC, AUKAN8AS. WKDNKSDAY, .JULY ;), Bumper Harvest Seems Assured For Missco Area Recent Rains Prove Most Beneficial, Crop Observers Report. Courier News to Join \n Observing Holiday; No Edition Thursday To Rive employes of the Courier News iidviintagc of the Fourth ol July holiday, thei'c will be no edition of Ihe paper Thursday. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Mississippi County's 1046 farm crops of almost. 470.000 acres are lops In Arkansas, according lo agricultural lenders visiting over the .slate. With bumper harvests foremost for 1,11 products because of the recent rainfall, and because crops are being ma dc at less expense than in Ihc past two years, Mississippi comity farms are expected to bu very profitable. 'I'll,. 2.01 inches «f rain, which fell ilurhif; the past three days, was sufficient fii make the crops and only in most remote eases has loo much ram fallen, f;oun- ly Agent Keith Killircy said. An average amount of precipitation will finish Nature's task of forming fluffy white cotton burst- in;; from matured bolls, golden I cars of corn, vltamln-rlch soybeans, the greenest of alfalfa, other .small grains, pasture and truck crops produced from this section. The latest rains benefited most the late corn, which can not stand n drouth, and also helped the early corn some, because most ol the early corn did not receive sufficient rain earlier season. Quiet Holiday For 4th Planned City Gets New Garbage Trucks Proclamation Calls For "Safe and Sane" Celebration. Blythevllle will have no formal celebration for the Independence holiday tomorrow but a variety of I entertainment is lo be available and most working people will have a holiday for rest, recreation or fun. A special show, featuring !!>-> "Grand Ole Opry" radio entertainers, is scheduled for an afternoon and night performance at the Mis- sippl County Fair Grounds as a holiday feature. Local theaters and other such places of entertainment are expected also to attract large crowds,' and others will seek the outdoors. For those who prefer the attractions of nature and have the urge to leave home, such places as Dig Lake, Armorcl, Mills Bayou, I-oiw Oak, and the Mississippi River are expected to attract fishermen, swimmers and picnickers. For those who prefer si real swimming pool and to remain closer tne at home, Walker Park will offer such recreation [is swimming in the Mu- Cotton remains the Number One nlcipal Pool and picnicking in Ihe Blytl-.evllle's new garbage trucks, as modem as any in use anywhere In Ihe nation, are shown above. Mayor E. ](. Jackson Is standing at the side of Ihe second truck and Alderman K. li. Woudson, Third Ward, is in the foreground. The photograph was made In front of the city's new sub-fire .station ami garage on West Main. The trucks were placed in operation Monday. cro]> of Mississippi County this year's estimated 210,000 acres, the largest since the government : program was inaugurated. Last year, there were 185.000 ^acres of cotton planted in the county. The Number Two crop again tills year is soybeans witli 100.000 acres planted alone and another 70,000 r.cres planted in soybeans and corn. Corn alone is planted on 15.COO acres. Alfalfa ranks fourth with 50,COO acres planted anil this crop already has yielded two cuttings this year and will have two more, with a fifth cutting iwssiblc, it ha.5 been estimated. /• Higher Prices Expected Tlie second cutting of alfalfa has been completed without any rain damage, • it was pointed out. Pastures., make up more than •itf.COa' acrW,""s'mitli*' grain" " make up about 3.000 acres, slightly more than 6,000 acres arc cs- limatcd in Iruck crops, other crops consume another 5.OOO acres and 3.000 acres of farm lands arc idle, to make a tolal of almost. 478,000 acres of farm lands in the county. These estimates were made by County Agent Bilbrcy who checked all available records. The increased cotton acreage is attributed to several developments.! Prospect of higher prices for cotton was tlic principal reason for more farmers increasing their acreage,, and improvement of the labor situation and labor-saving developments were listed as oilier reasons. Although there is much less labor on ihe Mississippi County farms than before the war. there were more \vorkers available lliis year than last. Such new methods as use of more machinery in planting, cultivating and chapping cotton decreased tlic iihmbcr of workers needed. Because of these newer methods and a proper amount of rain, the cotton has been chopped but twice, which will make this year's crop much cheaper to produce than last year. area where barbecue pits are avall- ..", I able. Mayor Issues Proclamation Also at the park arc tennis courts, iscd by Y members with a number of boys and girls expected to play that day. Local officers and Mayor E. R. Jackson loday issued pleas tor "a safe and sane" holiday in the attempt to have the day pass without a casualty in Blythevllle. Mayor Jackson's proclamation said in part: "I request every citizen of this city to accept personal responsibility for avoiding accidents over the holiday period and thus enable our community to take an active part in the nationwide Fourth of July campaign being conducted by the National Safety Council to hold down the holiday toll. mar with tragedy time celebration in he day .dedicated, to v —-—,—ence, now rcalflrmed and Vitrengthcncd in the greatest battles of our history. Let the day bring thanksgiving, not sorrow. Have fun on the Fourth but be alive on the Fifth." Police Chief William Berry man saltl today all police would Ire on duly within the City of Blythevllle to help prevent any occurrences which might lead to tragedy. Most of the places or uusiucsse. 1 will suspend business with rctai stores, which close on Wednesday, afternoons, to observe a one and a half days holiday, .it was announced Unemployment Claims Soar Idle Workers in Mississippi County Collect $300,000. The 1945 unemployment compcn- claim only 11 small share ol the money paid into the state's unemployment, compensation fund, when the sum Is compared to the total in this form of tax collected in the state, the figure has risen sharp- I ly during the first five months ol 1940 until it, now is near the $300,300 mark. John F. Cross, cmploy- ncnt security claims examiner for Mississippi county, disclosed loday Even Ihough Mississippi counlians iation claimed by idle workers In his county amounted to $29,693 of which only $G,453 was claimed by >crsons who had worked/for Arkansas employers. The balance wa.' claimed by workers who had heel employed In other states, and by veterans collecting readjustment allowances. Compensations have increase rapidly since April, 1945, Mr. Cross added. For the entire stale compensation "for the first five'months 44 Girls to Compete Tonight For Title of 'Miss Blythevllle' There will be <M bathing .suit homilies iinimena inder colorful litflil.s to music of Colio SloUx/H oirlu-slra n tonight's proKi-am at Ilalny Kield for .selection ul' "Mis.s Riylhcville," who will compute m the stall! beauty am talent, conlc-sl. July 11 at I'aranonkl. Promising a "bigger and bctlcr ^HeirensHeid Under Bond of Of $270,000 CHICAGO. July 3. (UP1 William Heircns, 17-year-old Unlversily of Chicago student questioned in tho kidnap -slaying of Su/anne Dcgnan. came into court today and heard Judpc Matthew D. Hartigan set his bond at 8270,000 on 25 charges of burglary and assault. No charges were listed in the Degnan case. Courtroom attaches said that the bond fiiuic, while high, not a record in such cases. I John Coghlan. Heircns' attornoy, j said that his touslc-haired client, who r-tood rubbing his head and gripping; the edge of a table, wonld waive examination. He did not enter a plea to the charges. The effect of this procedure is to permit the charges to go before a giand jury which will consider •them for possible indictments. I 1 . I will also give authorities additional , time for invcsligation of these charges and of developments connected with the Degnan case. Today's court proceedings came shortly after police, who hava announced that Heircns' linReriirint corresponds with one found on the ransom note left in the Ds^nnn kidnaping, said that D.vo bloodstained handkerchiefs had been found in his university dormitory room. The handkerchiefs were turned over to a crime laboratory. Ur. William D. McNally. coroner's toxicologist, said that because >'.ic blood had dried it would be Impassible to match It with that of llio Deg nan child. Safety Council Predicts 7,300 Holiday Deaths CHICAGO. July 3. (UP)—The National Safety Council predicted today lhal 1,300 persons will be kill_ ed accidentally throughout Ihc U~. S. during the long Fourth holiday.— Thursday through Sunday. Of these, it said, 450 will die In Ira[fie crashes while 850 will he killed by fireworks, drowning, falling downslars and the like. Pointing out Hint llierc is a lime lag before the deaths of all injured persons arc rc(>orlcd, Ihe council said lhal of Ihe lolal of 1,300 expected deaths. 800 will die ii'uma- rtiately and 500 later. 1946 are more than four times those for 1045. For this county, beneii payments from the Arkansas Un employment Comj>ensat.ion Fund to the live months total $11,445. In addition to this, the county has received during these months, 514,000 from unemployment compensation funds from other slales and approximately 5274,553 In veteran i-eadjuslmcnt allowances, including IxHh unemployment and sell-employment allowances. Total Climlis to STOO.OOO | , This makes Ihe total of all .compensations for Uie.county approximately $300,000 for the first ivc monllis, compared with $29,093 or the entire year of 1945. Twenty counties in the stale drew iums in 1945 larger than Mississippi :ounty, although the county rank, iccond in most classificalions and s topped only by Pulaski, Mr. cross said. Mississippi county received 56.453 In 1D45 of $1,143.548 paid frol?- thc Arkansas unemployment Com- "cnsation Fund. Twenty counties drew more benefits than Mississippi County. In addition to the above. Mississippi county received $8.240, pain lo unemployed civilians who drew claims on other stales where thcv went to do war work and built, up wage credits. The counly receive approximately $15.000 In veteran readjustment allowances, making the tolal in compensalions. $29 GD-' in 1945. Slate I'olice Alerted LITTLK KOCK, July 3. (UP)All members of the Arkansas Stale Police have been alerted and remain on 24-hour call from now until July C. director Jack Poitci announced today. The nclion was laken lo hole! down Ihe state's rising traffic deaths over the July 4lh holidays which were expected to soar It. pre-war levels. Cap!. Frank McGibbony appealed lo all Arkansas molorists lo drive carefully to avoid the "wholesale slaughter" which usnallv accompanies the summer holiday. :hc\v than lasl year's highly popu- ar progrinn, the Jnycccs have ar- •angcd every detail to make the occasion a lop attraction of Dlythc- ille's entertainment this Summer. A decorative stage has been crecl_ ed in front of the grandstand, special lighting iirrniiKi'mcnl.s will add glamour lo Ihe scene, cameramen will lake motion pictures of the contest for later showing at the .heiitets here as ncuspapBi- photographers permanently record the event. J. T. Suclbury, liLCN radio announcer and former orchestra leader, again will serve as master of ceremonies for Ihe program, beginning at 8 o'clock. As a special altracllon, prior to beginning ihe contest, records will be ployed over the loud speaker from 7 until « o'clock, to culci-taffi spectators as they arrive. They also will lie able to the. large map of, Aikansas,, si products of the stale, whlefi Jaycces scnl lo Ihc recent ' convention In Milwaukee to publicize The Wonder Slate, ais; was seen by visitors from all of the 48 states and 23 ioreign countries. After Hie contest, a dance honoring "Miss Blythevillc" will be glv- al the Armory, at which Colic Sloltx and his orchestra will play. Contest judges \ylll he Lcs Bache- K. prominent Dullness man and olficial of the Memphis Cotton Carnival Association; Miss Ann Filrrcll, leading fashion stylist and designer of women's clothes; and Lloyd Abcrnaljjy, ; photonraphcr of many of the nation's models. All Judges are from Memphis ami have had experience as judges tit several beauty contests this -Summer. Elate Police Chief ,i;ick Porter or Forrest city, chairman of the Slate contest, uill be a special guest of Ihc Ulythcvllle Jaycces. Only contestants In addition lo already named arc Miss Barbara Louise Cary, sponsored by Hubbard Hardware company, ami iViis.^ Kvelyn .Stanfield. sponsored by L. K. Ashcratt company. Stop-Gap OPA Proposals Sent To Senate Banking Committee Where Early Attention Assured Price Increases Seen Over Nation Many Agencies Act To Guard Against Further Inflation. Republicans Still Demanding Bill Similar to the One Vetoed WASHINGTON, July !i. (U.I'.)~Stop-gup legislation to t'ovtvi! Ol'A tmlil July 20 finally reached the Semite Banking Commit(<!« today us Senate Republicans drafted their' for (lie fruman Ponders Hobbs Bill's Fate Decision Due Soon On Controversial Labor Legislation. WASHINGTON. July 3. (UP) — Prcsldcnl Truman was expected to deelde loday whether lo sign or velo the controversial Hobbs bill making labor unions subject lo federal antl- rackcleerlng statutes. The Hobbs bill provides penalties up lo $10.000 due and 20 years hn- lhmcnl for anyone who tmp'jsej irden" on interstale commerce obbery or extortion." The Huie Court" has held that, unions lire'not covered by other aml-rack- clcci-ing laws. Congress approved Ihe bill a Tier a four-ycur legislative bailie lunched off by charges of raokcleyrtr.^ by the trucking unions. It was opposed by organised labor on (.rounds Ihe terms were so vague H could be used to restrict legitimate union activities. i;eu- Livestock Auto Theft Suspect . Taken to Jonesboro William S. Riden, 22. of Lcach- ville, has been removed to Johes- boro following Ills arrest here on a charge of car theft. He is accused of stealing a car Seneca. S. C., driving it to Ken- lucky and then to Blylhcville wlievc arrested. Held lo action of a Federal Grand Jury al a hearing before Unilcd States Commissioner Clara Brow- dcr, his bond was set at $1,000. N. O. Cotton Cotton closed stcadv. open high low close July Mar 3121 3133 May .. July Oct. Dec. 3116 3082 3101 3120 3123 3082 3110 3125 3085 308S 3082 3066 3<1fU 3130 31?3 3082 S10G 3!23 Fire Interrupts Telephone and Power Service Fire of unknown origin last night destroyed a servant house of Russell Gaincs at 1317 Holly, damaged Ihe clcclric and telephone cables and ruined a number of hams and shoulders, No one lived in tnc house which was used for storage of meat. The flames burned a 2300 volt line of Arkansas-Missouri Power Company arid a cable ol Southwestern Bell Telephone Company to cause inlcjruption of cleclric current and vclcphonc service in thai part of ihe city. ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. III., July 3. (UP> —ItlSDA) - Livestock: Hogs 7.1(10: salable: fi.OOO; lop and bulk of barrows and gilts 1GO Ibs. up lG.7f): 25c lo 40e higher than avcr- agc Tuesday; other classes stronc lo :>e higher; pigs 130-lbs. down, moslly SIC: a few $16.2ft; MO to 1T>0 Ibs. 1C.25 to 15.50; sows and slags 15.50 to 15.75; according to quality. Gallic 5,100; salable 2,200; calws 1.500 all .salable; around 30 load? of sleers offered, with about 35 per cent of run cows. Trade cxlremcly uneven; slaughler slccrs and heifers in good demand with shlppe.i outlet broad; sales steady to higher; instances up considerably more on choice In very uneven tratic Cows slow, about steady. Venters 75c higher; hulls, fully steady; rc- IJlacemcnl stock in light supply. Short load of choice steers $22. Now high for choice heifers S19.25; go>:l intl choice mixed yearlings $19.53: most good and choice heifers and mixed yearlings, $17.50 to S19; gciovl cows $13.25 to $13.75; few $14 upward: common and medium i>cc( cows 10.25 to 12.75; canners and cul- lers, mostly $7.25 to $9.50. N. Y. Stocks A T & T Amor Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Cocr. Cola Gen F.lcctric Gfh Motors .............. 71 Montgomery Ward ....... 02 N' Y Central ............. 25 7-3 Int Harvester ............ 063-4 Republic Steel ............ 3D Radio ................... 15 Socony Vacuum .......... 17 7-8 Studebaker .............. 36 3-4 Standard of N J .......... 78 Texas Corp .............. 65 Packard ................. 10 U S -Steel ................ 91. 1-4 198 36 487-8 Ill 1-4 127 1-2 178 471-4 1-4 SCAT Plans Test Flight Over Part of Route KAYKTTKVILLE, Ark., ,fnlv 3. (UP)—The first lest flight by South Central Air Transport over a regular route will be made Friday, with Buck Tceplc as the pilot and Raymond Ellis, president O I the 11"''. as co-pilot. Tlic plane will leave Fayctlcvillc al 0:30 a.m. and arrive In West Memphis at 3 p.m. stops arc wheel, tiled at Fort Smith. Russcllvlllc. Conway. Liltlc Rock, pine Bluff and Helena. The plane is due to land back .it Faycttevillc at 0:30 p.m. Object of the flight is to check time schedules and performance of tlic loaned plane. SCAT will Include Blylhc- ville on regularly scheduled flights. Bilbo Holds Scan! Vote Majority Mississippi Race For Senator May Go i Into Second Primary. .JACKSON. Miss., July 3. (UP) — Sen. Theodore G. Iliibo held n scant majorlly over his four rivals In Ihe Mississippi Democratic nrl- mary today In a race so close thai I lie official vole count may dcler- mlno whether a run-of election will be necessary. With unofficial returns tabulated from 1,400 of Mississippi's 1.71:) precincts, Jiillio. campaigning <>n a pTalform of while .suprcmricy, held a 1.523 vote lead over the combined tolal of his four opponents. Tim returns cave llilbo [12.112: Tom Q. Ellis, 56.308: Uoss Collins. 18.301; Nelson Levlngs, M.BOG. and Krank Harper, 1,374. Unless ISilbo obtains a majority of the total votes cast, he will face Ellis, former state supremo court clerk, In a run-off. Hep. John E. liankln, who had aL so built his race on a white supremacy ticket, won rcnomlnatlon In the primary which observers had fcare<i would lie punctuated with race Irouble if poll officials lollow- cd Bilbo's admonilion to prevent Negroes from voting In Mississippi. Two other representatives. Arthur Wlnstcad of the 5th District, ami William M. Colmer. of the Clb. won rcnomhiTition. but Sevenlh District Hep. Dan McGehce was forced into a runofi with John Bell Williams. Approximately .1,000 of Mississippi's ft.OOO registered Negro voters participated In the ballot. Feiirtd opposition to their appearance <><• Ihc polls failed lo materialize except at Pass Christian and on the Gulf coast where Negro voters wcie turned away after a few had been allowed to vote. However. Negro ballots were marked and challciiRcd at Natchez and at Mound Bayou, Mississippi's all-Negro town. Officials said U*c voles would be thrown out if Ihorc casting them arc not found qualified. ll.v Hulled I'rivss I''ood pi-Ices splmled upward Iti- lav in many of America's major cities as li-adc associations appealed (helv members lo hold out against Inflationary trends At New York, Dim and Bradstreet, Inc., reported thai wholesale- food prices have boomed to Ihe highest iicnernl level since .luly '.'!) 1!WO. since the end of (he OPA. The food prtco increases nls-o 'wero beginning (o be felt at Iho retail level. Sumpio reports from around the country Included: New York—Meal prices up an tiv- Bi'iige of 20 per cent, miller up 10 cents a pound and milk exnected lo go up Iwo or three cents n qimrl tomorrow. St. l,oiils—Retail meals up from 10 lo 100 per cent with some placei charging $[ n pound for steak, Houston—Milk up Iwo cents u ([tiail. Klures Hold Lines Meanwhile, (here were main groups attempting lo hold pi-Ices lit line-al least until Congress nets on OPA. Boston, Allnntii and Minneapolis stores advertised lhal there woulc be no price Increases. Detroit de. pnrUncnl stores and those hi man! other major cities were followlui the same policy. The 81. l/mls Hotel and Rcstnu- mnl Association announced thul It members were holding "pretty closely" In Ihe OPA line. A hundred Houston landlords e,nl together and agreed to keep rents at present levels. Some rents In the Southeast were reduced $2.M lo $5. But used cai- prlccs. Bkyroekeled nearly out. of sight, 'insome- cities. , " On the major commodity and livestock miu-kets I lie trend erally was upward. In Ihe Midwest, hog prices were higher In several major markets and cuttle were unchanged al some centers while going higher at others. Cattle prices nl Knsl St. ixiuls spin-led lo tin nil-time high. Choice steers were sold lo mi easlern buyer for $22 ti hundred pounds. The cat lie lop on Ihe Chicago market remained at the nil-Mine hlf-h of $^2.50, set yesleidny. The OPA cell- ing tyiis $10. , MoK-s on Ihe Hi. Umli imirkct went up 25 In •!(! rail-s. Ho; { price!, in Ihe Chicago innrkc-t, the i:a- llon's lai'Kest, went up 50 lo 73 conts a hundred pounds. Meal Itctiilli-rs Cautious Poultry prices generally were higher. Fryers a ml brnl!cr« nl Chl- ::ngo advanced more limn six cent- u pound after Ihc removal of Ihi ceilings. Al Chicago, George Dressier, ex- cculive secretary of the Natlona Association of Retail Meal Denier:, said Ihc corner bulcbers wor*? re using to bid on tuenl purchased a exorbitant prices." .Shell egg futures on Ihe Chlcnitc Mercantile Exchange declined (A cents a dozen dining the nvirnln trading. Meanwhile, labor, civic, and '/el erans' groups agilatcd for the res (oration of price controls, The- CIO United Auto Worker Union called for a one-day nation wide demonstration by all orgnnlMd labor. At Chicago Ihe Kmergencv CommlUcc for the Extension of Price and Rent Control scheduled a mass meeting for this aM.ernoop. I The Pennsylvania Department of Ihe Vclerans of Foreign Wars announced that Its 200.000 members would staye a buyers' strike unless rcnl and price controls stored. OPA checks llnoufihoiil lh". coun- lt-y showed spotty price jumps in. scares and perishable commodities such as steaks, butler, oranges and snap beans. Trieste Causes Mew Dispute Internationalization Becomes an Issue At Big Four Parley. PAH IS, July ;). (U.P.)—A new disagreement belween the Russians and Anglo-Americans over Ihe Inlct-niillonallzation of Trieste Ihiealened today to slull Ihe Illg Four foreign ministers ngnln, but confidence prevailed thai a compromise- ultimately would Iw reached, The present dispute wiis basically the siime as thai which kcpl (he council lied up for Iwo and a half months. The Russians want the Trieste problem settled by the. Hig Four. The United Stales and I Client luilnln held out for final settlement by a 21-nnlton IXMICC conference. All four foreign ministers were fully agreed on calling a full dress peace conference this summer. Thul was tho «ne outstanding fact emerging from yesterday's session marked by considerable Jockeying and little concrete If n compromise on Trieste can ! rctichcd loday. (ho likelihood [is good Hint tho dule for n IMICO conference might be set In wt> or three days. Jnmcs P. liyrncs and Ernest 3evln Insisted lhat tho problem f covernlnij TjIc.Hto must bo ".vcn- llalcil"- before Uepubliciins drafted their IxiUlo over pcniiimbut extension of prico. *:\ml rent controls. Sen. Robert A. Taft, U., O., chairman of Ihc Republican Slccring Commlllce, said OOP members would ask the Banking Committee lo start considering n permanent, bill on the basin of the mcn^ura vc- locd lust week by President Truman. ' The Republicans, Taft said, will nsk administration forces to recommend changes that would make Ihc 1)111 more acceptable to President Tiuinun. Taft and Senate Democratic Leader Albcn W. Bark- Icy already were swapping Ideas. Two interim resolutions lo extend OPA until July 20—Including ihe one approved by the House—finally not to the Banking Committee over Ihe objections of Sen. W. Lei; O'Danlol, D., Tex. Unnblu to delay the measures further under regular Seiialc rules, the OPA-hatlng Texan -EUKgestcd thul the two resolutions be sent lo Ihc Semite "Commlllco on Pensions. Burkle-y Immediately 'ibjitned, iiiylnu tho Banking - Committee iropcrly had jurisdiction over price matters. He was upheld and the legislation went lo the bunking uoup. • The Ranking Committee arranged to begin work this afternoon nnd liurklcy was hopeful that it could approve by weekend n bill to continue OPA for a full year rather than Ihe 20 days provided in the (lending bills. ' While nwnlllng Senate action on revival of price controls, the Hpiisn was told that American .business was banding logethetMo prevent In-- tlnllomiry price Increases. : Hep. Charles Vursell. R.,.!!!., 'said President Truman should have "more fallh" In business Instead'ot "listening to. the a4vice t pJ the-Po.. litlcal Action Committee." Rep. Everett M, Dlrkseh, R., 111.', a *i>oaco confer- assemhles, while V. M. Mol- said 200 retailers In Peoria^ III., had called n mass meeting to pledge' the themselves to sell existing stocks ill current prices. Taft and Barkley, working -la- nce itov iii'Kiicil for u ecttlcnicnt by he Din Four. - , Tile ministers agreed on irlnelple of creating an Intcr- lutlonul yfin,, around Trieste, but I vere iinnble lo agree on Ihe rut- , gcther lo produce a permanent OPA ire government of the none. extension bill, hoped to have some- Hynics told Molotov, who In- \ thing ready for the Banking Coin- ended lo place the admlnlstra- ••-•-• lion nuclei- Ihe Big Four, lhat tie could unit would not aifrce to the 'nlci-natlonalballon pltin unless the Unllcd conlrol. Nnlluns had complete Stock Market Traders Use Much Caution NEW YORK, July 3. (U.P.) — Trading on the stock mnikcl fell off lo Ihe lightest level since March 12 nnd prices developed an Irregular tendency In the prc- hotlday session loday. The chnnge* generally were small although some of Ihc specials moved through arcs of two points or belter. The Irnditij! clement.' generally continued very cautious on the iiDukH pending outcome of a Senate attempt lo write a new milieu's afternoon meeting, U.S. Closes Book On Lend-lease Tosk Two-Thirds Completed With $33 Billion Involved. WASHINGTON, July 3. (U.P.) —The United tales has closed the valued at *33,307,ETAO hrdianda books on more than $333,309.000,COO of Icnd-lcasc, over two-thirds of all that shipired, a survey disclosed today. For the materials and eqquip- ment valued at $33,307,760,000 the United Stales has received about $000,0000,000 In payments or promises of payments, and $7,002,886000 In reciprocal aid. Countries wllh whom settle- version of Ihe OPA extension bill I mcnts have been arranged that will be acceptable to Prcsl- dent Truman. Cotton Futures Move ie- In Sales Centers arc Great Britain, largest recipient or Icnri-lease aid, France, third largest, Turkey, India, Australia, and Belgium, whose aid to this country came to about $110,000.000 more than the United States sent her. The United states has begun paying off this debt In a manner calculated to help Belgian cco- i incmlc recovery, • NEW YORK, July 3. (U.P.)—' Settlements arc now being work- Cotton futures moved lower today ccl oul Wll1 > N <=w Zealand • and trade Interest continued to I 80 "" 1 Africa. Russia, however, Poor Timing? AN FRANCISCO. July 3. (U.P.) —The Opcations Crossroads atomic bomb, "through some human mechanical error," exploded three seconds abend of schedule, NUC Corres|x>ndcnl W. W. Chaplin asserted today in a broadcast from Kwajaleln. Navy Secretary Off on Round-t/ie-Wor/d Trip AHOAUD TlIK USS MT. McKIN- I.KY OFF HIKINI. July 3. (UP)— fcci-r.tnry of the Navy James V. I-'uitestal ricpnrlcd loday on a round-the-world trip after witnessing (lie atomic bomb test. Forre.'ilal wilt travel \>y plane to Guam, the Philippines, Shanghai. Hi-:- Mediterranean and then Norway. From Norway lie will B" irtfd a surface ship for the re- nun I tip to the United Slates. Parole Board Meets LITTLE ROCK. Ark., July 3. (UP) —The Stale Board of Pardons, Paroles imd Probations was scheduled (o meet today al Tucker Prison Farm to consider 7t> applications for ctrtnf ncy. Hoard Director W. P. Ball said lhat Ihc dockel, one of Ihe llghlcsl of the year, included applications for 53 paroles, IB furloughs, six commuted sentences and don. one par- center on the domestic situation nnd confusion over prices. Tracl- e lapcrcd olf. Circulation of notices against July cotton depressed the market n^ with commission house prof- ,t taking nnd hedging. Some mill buying against textile orders aided Hie market. The government weekly weather report. Issued toriny, was considered most favorable except for v.-cevil acllvily in Ihe south central iwrlion of Ihc bell. Lions Club Conducts Brief Business Meeting Lions Club members had a brief business session yesterday for Ihe luncheon meeting at Hotel Noble Guests present included Dr. John Allison of Chicago, Cheslelgn Llitt- ner of Hartford, Conn.. E. G. Ward of Plggott, Ark., and Harry O. Sutlon of Fort Huron, Mich. N. Y. Cotton July ........... Mar ........ 3117 July Oct. Dec 3100 3107 3116 3128 3104 3114 3125 3075 3060 3061 3078 3128 3100 3103 3132 econd largest recipient with $11,141,470,000, has not yet agreed to sit down at the conference table to wind up her accounts. Russian reverse Icnd-lcase came to only $2,313,000. The SUtc De- rcarjmcnt Is trying to persuade the Soviets to combine lend-le»sc negotiations with loan talks. The other principal countries with whom no settlements are yet In sight arc China, Brazil and The Netherlands. Death of OPA May Hurt Food Supply Abroad LONDON, July 3. (U.P.)—Min- ister of Food —ohn Strachey told Commons today the end of price controls' in the United States jeopardizes the bread supply of Britain. Britain must import tKflOO tons of wheat from America lo achieve Its August bread quota, ht said. Weather ARKANSAS—Pwtly cloudy day, tonight and Thursday. to-

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