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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT KEWSPAITO or NOBTHEAST ARKAMBAB AND •OOTMAflT MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 69 Blythevlll* Daily Km Kyttwiiltel Bljrth*YlU« Herald Uiutatippl Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE. ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 1949 National Jaycee Award Is Won by "Blytheville Unit 1948 Cotton Picking - Contest Qualifies for Agricultural Trophy The Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce, which makes a practice of making virtually a clean sweep of state Jaycee awards for club activities, today broke Into the national award field for the first time. For an "outstanding program" in the field of agriculture, (he Blytlieville Jaycees won tile first place award today at the 29th annual convention of the United State Junior chamber of Commerce at Colorado Springs, Colo. This award was won in competition with hundreds of Jaycee organizations in cities of under 25,000 t>opulation. The "outstanding program" for which the award was won was the Ninth Annual National Cotton Picking Contest sponsored here last year by the Blythevllle Jaycees. W. E. Young was chairman of the contest, last year. 'Competition Keen ' More than 1,200 civic oction programs of Junior Chambers over the nation were entered in this annual 'awards competition. Pres- ^ntation of the award was made Before 5.000 delegates in the Colorado Springs Municipal Auditorium. The notification of the award rer ceived by the Courier News said: "To-win the award, the Jaycees -staged the most successful Cotton Picking Contest ever held in the community. It was attended by outstanding personalities who joined with the governor-elect (Sid AicMath) in helping the Jaycees make the ninth annual contest a memorable one." First National Award While the Bljthevllle Jaycees have for the past several years won numerous awards at Arkansas Junior Chamber conventions, this is the first national award received by the club at a U. S. Jaycee convention. Thirteen from Blytheville are attending the convention. There are seven Jaycees and the Jayceetle wives of six of them. These include Mr. and Mrs. Jack Rawlings Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Edwards, Dr anct Sifts. 1 J£i^eif-~cr Oti.S'a; iT.Ir and -Mrs. William H. Wyatt, Mr and Mrs. Connie Mudinger, Mr and.Mrs. John McDowell and J. T Sudbury. Bill Nicholson of Osceola Arkansas Jaycee president, also Is attending the convention.. 1 The National Cotton Picking ^Contest is the event for which ths. pplytheville Jaycees have won for three consecutive years the coveted H. Grady Manning trophy, given to the group which does the most to publicize -the State of Arkansas. U.S. Approves Red Terms In Berlin Strike Tucker Claims Char CoiucMnc*, Good Car And Th* Will to Fight' CHICAGO, June 11—W)—Pres- xxi Tucker, under federal Indictment for mail fraud and conspiracy, said today -I have * clear conscience, a marvelous car and the will to fight to success. Tucker and seven of his business associates were named by a federal (rand jury yesterday in t 31-count indictment in connection with the promotion of a rear-engine automobile. "I believe the mail fraud charge U a catch-all designed to get a conviction at any cost," Tucker said in a statement issued today, "As far as the charges of violating the sec act are concerned, we have honored the law." - BERLIN, June 11. (.Tj--American Military government asked H.OOC anti-Communist railway strikers to day to accept newly offered Sovie terms for ending a 22-day-long Ber fin railway strike. A letter from Brig. Gen. Frank L. Howley to the striking union UGO. disclosed he had negotiate' a settlement with the Soviet milt lary administration. The Soviet mil iUiry government In Berlin has jur isdiction over the railway. The letter said the four occupa lion powers, the Soviet-controllec Rcichsbahn 'railway) and the Wes Berlin city government had agreec on meeting nearly 100 per cent th workers' demands for payment o 4heir wages In West marks. Wes i.-irks are worth nearly four time is much as Soviet-sponsored East marks, in which the workers now are paid. The letter Indicated, however. [ .that UGO had tailed to obtain another major demand—formal recognition from the Hciclisbalm management. The strike has cut orf all rail shipments into Berlin, but trucks, barges and the airlift nave maintained the supply line. Howley wrote UGO that he had the railway management's promise to pay at least 60 per cent of the wpses in West marks, and that the city government ivntild authorize up to 15 per cent additional in the same currency. He said the Heichsbahn had pledged it would take no reprisals against 'strikers and that this would include anti- Coimmmist union leaders. "It is the conviction of the Western allied commandants that this .is a fair offer." Howley asserted. _ t _ I have been assured that it will be carried out exactly." Union officials predicted ratification before the end of the day. Petrillo Is Re-fleeted Musician's Union Head SAN FRANCISCO. June 11. M>}James E. Petrillo—to the surprise or no one—was re-elecled president of the AFL American Fcderalion of Itfitolcians yesterday. Petrillo had token opposition. He defeated Edward Hcnne of Mat- loon, 111., 1,401 to Si. . It was the first lime tn nine years Petrillo had been opposed for the S20CWO a year office. Hcnnc said he ran against Fe- triilo to show the union wu "» democratic organiuUon." Congress to See AEC Loyally Data Records of Atomic Workers to Be Seen Behind Closed Doors B<r Jack Bell WASHINGTON, June Congress will get a look at the oyaity records of key Atomic Ener- ly Commission employes, but be- ilnd the closed doors of the Senate- House Atomic Committee. That decision, made by a 9 to 8 vote of the committee yesterday, apparently pulled out of public learings a major portion of the 'incredible mismanagement" case of Senator Hickenlooper (R-Iowa) against AEC Chairman David E Lilienthal. Senator McMahon (D-Conn), who made the move for closed sessions on the loyalty question, promised a report of titc committee's conclusions when the inquiry ends. Hickenlooper, who didn't vote on the issue that kept the committee split for a week, called the decision remarkable action." He said that he doesn't know what course he will pursue "now that they have blocked me on the security phase." Later, In a radio interview on Mutual's "Meet the Press" program, Hickenlooped said the committee's decision had forced him to "reorient my approach" because "a very vital part of my presentation has been taken out from under me." Wants Public Representation : He->ald he Had expected the security ^liles would be gone into privately, anyway, but he wanted to make a public presentation on procedure "leading up to clearance and nonclearance of indviduals." McMahon said that the committee's "public, hearings will be resumed Monday If Hickenlooper Is ready to proceed with other phases of his case. The committee's decision grew out of Hickenlooper's presentation of what he called "Case A." He said that an AEC employe whose loyalty or associations had been Questioned in a 50-page FBI report had aided in drafting a top secret AEC report. Lilienthal contended that Hickenlooper had identified the individual, at least to his coworkers. He said such methods were "unfair." Hickenlooper's failure to vote kept the committee from a tie bal- lott, under which McMahon's move to close the doors on loyalty cases would have lost. As it was, Senator Edwin C. Johnson of Colorado was the only Democrat to join seven committee Republicans In voting against the closed hearings. EIGHT PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Truman Declares Reduction Of Aid to Europe Would Be 'Great Gain for Communism' Vandenberg Hits TORNADO KILLS THREE—Rescue workers inspect the wreckage of a brick cafe-dance hall building at Belvidere, Neb., where three persons were killed as a tornado swept down this Southeast Nebraska town of 300 persons. The three dead and seven persons injured were in this building when the tornado struck (AP WIrephoto). Reds May Offer New Proposals Vishinsky Asks 'Day Off from Paris Discussions Soybeans CHICAGO, June 11— (/PI —Closing Soybean quotations: High Low Close July 225 221'.4 225 Nov 202'i 199% 2029J By the Associated Press Russia is expected to offer new proposals at the deadlocked Paris foreign ministers conference tomorrow. The conference was recessed today at the request of Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishinsky. Vishinsky abruptly asked for a day off when Western representatives said the conference was doomed to failure and might as well be wound up next week. Vishinsky gave no reason why he wanted day's recess but when he meets the Western ministers tomorrow he Is expected to have new instructions from the Kremlin. Russia so far has not given an inch. Yesterday's council meeting was punctuated by prodding outbursts by Western representatives against Russia's adamant stand. Said Secretary or State Dean Acheson: "We are here to deal with realities.. .and not to engage hi some form of dipJomAiic minuet." The United,States wants the conference brought'to a close unless some progress can be made. Vishin- sky suggested yesterday that a commission be set up to start preparing for a German peace treaty. He proposed the foreign ministers meet again in three months time, 'and that the three powers agree to withdraw all troops from Germany-one year after a peace treaty is signed Called Propaganda Bid Western observers interpreted this as a strong propaganda bid on the part of Russia to win friends am influence people in both East ant West Germany. Western diplomats said it was senseless to talk abou' a German peace treaty when there are now two Germanys, East and West. They asked: How can Russia and the West agree on a peace treaty when they cannot agree on,, tin minutest problems of the divided country? In Berlin, the Western power representatives grappled with the three- week old railway strike. The Paris conference has asked 'hat the problem be settled by Monday, otherwise, it goes to the foreign ministers to settle. The Western economic chiefs In Berlin have asked the Russians to reopen trade and transport talks over the weekend. So far, the Russians have not accepted the invitation. Meanwhile, Western officials are meeting with the West Berlin city government and striking union officials in an effort to find a solution! Second Campus Killing Baffles Colorado University Officials BOULDER, Colo., June 11. «>>—Shocked by the second student slaying in seven months, University of Colorado authorities today checked classmates of Roy D. Spore, Jr., for clues to the Identity of his vicious killer. ' + The 19-year-old Denver sophomore was killed Thursday night defending his "blind" date from the attack of an unknown assailant. His date. Doris Ann Weaver, 19, of Twin Falls, Idaho, ran to safety on the campus nearby. The killer battered the youth mercilessly and threw his body into Boulder Creek. The body was found 75 yards downstream yesterday. Dean of Men Harry Carlson said the school would assemble for baffled authorities a list of Spore's classmates and Miss Weaver's* boy friends. Dr. Angelo Lapi, Denver medical examiner, said after an autopsy that there were similarities between the deaths of Spore and Theresa Foster, university coed killed Nov. Joe Walker was convicted May of Miss Foster's death despite his story that .a "burly blond" youth killed her.. His attorneys have filed for a .new. tfjal^He has not been sentenced. ' '" : '-.--f. Lapi, who also examined Foster's body, said that in Truman's Choice Of U.S. Judge Hit Criticism Is Seen As Blow to Plans For Farm Vote Drive Miss both and cases the attack was vicious the blows were centered on the victim's head. Killer "Tall and Slim' Miss Weaver gave authorities only a scant description of the attacker She said he was tall and slim. Dr. Lapi said Spore apparently died of drowning, but that the blows to his head—29 deep cuts and at least four fractures—would have caused his death later. He said he found no evidence of a sexual attack'on the body. Using a blunt Instrument, Dr. Lapt said, the killer apparently continued to batter the unconscious youth after his first blows knocked him io the creek bank. Cuts to the victim's hands anj arms indicated WASHINGTON, June 11. blast by Senator Gillette (D-Iowa) at one of the President's appointments sounded a sour note today In the Democratic tune-up for a forthcoming Des Moines farm meeting. Gillette, who had been counted on to help preach the administration's doctrine in his state in next year's election, said yesterday that the President's choice of Carrol Swltzer for federal judge In Iowa Cut in ECA Funds Senator Says Slash Would Make Marshal Plan Effort 'Useless' WASHINGTON, June 11. (ff)— Senator Vandenbeig (R-Mlch) declared today that any "arbitrary" cuts In Marshall Plan funds might make the European Recovery Program "useless." The Michigan Senator, top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, said in a statement that he retirement of ECA Administrator Paul G. Hoffman is "unthinkable." Hoffman has indicated to the Senate Appropriations Committee hat he would resign If his funds are cut to a point where he feels it would scuttle ttie recovery program. Vandenberg has said that the committee should be tree to make any cuts that can be "justified. "I withhold judgment until the Appropriations Committee has acted," Vandenberg said. "It Is entitled to Its own Independent Judgment If economies can be Justified beyond the House cuts they should be made "But any arbitrary economics which would defeat ECA objectives would make the recovery program useless and would be a tragic blow at stability and even the pursuit ol peace Itself. Wants Hoffman to Sl»j I am sure the committee carefully assess 'these values. "As for administrator Hoffman, it is my opinion that he has done one of the ablest administrative Jobs of our time and that his retirement is unthinkable.' Although he would not comment friends said It Is Vandenberg's ne cuts Met that no substantial be made below provided by the the $3,568,000.00t House for 10-1/; Hooded and Robed Men Beat White Woman, Threaten to Burn Her at Stake BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 11. W) Flooded and robed men last ni^ht bent a Birmingham white woman and threatened to burn her at the stake Another group of 16 carloads of hooded men toofc charge of a cafe in a nearby town and threatened the proprietor. The cafe operator, a white man', was warned to "keep those niggers down " About 20. some them a rmed, smashed their way Into the home of a 42-year-old woman. She said they struck her and threatened to lash her and bum her. They left «. fiery cross burning In the yard of her home. In another incident, about 16 carloads of hooded men paraded into a ca.'e in the little mining town of Brockslde and threatened the cafe operator. Mrs. Hugh McDanal, who lives on the Jasper highway about five miles from the Birmingham city limits said the robed men invaded her home about 10 p.m. The woman, wl» recently underwent an operation for a brain hemorrhage, said she was stuck twice on the head. Her husband was away from home at the time. Mrs. McDanal said she was talking to a friend on the telephone when she heard a knock at the door. She said she looked out and two men armed with pistols told her: "We want you." She ran back to the phone and told the Iriend to call police, then grabbed a shotgun In * back b*d- DM miA *h* droops u» shells as she was trying to load It. Meanwhile, the men broke a pane of glass in the door and unlatched it. She said one hit her on the head and another grabbed the shotgun. At that point, she Jumped from one man to the next and lifted !he hoods of four of them. "We could kill you for that,' she quoted them as saying. Mrs. McDanal told reporters she thought she could identify several of the men. She said she thought the incident "may have been the result of a grudge by one neighbor." She did not elaborate. Mrs. McDanal said she asked the men: "What's this all about?" "Your're going with us." one answered. "We're going to burn you on a stake." She said sheriff's deputies arrived about an hour after the men left. In the oilier Incident, about 1« carloads of hooded men drove into Brookside and entered the Marshlar Cafe. The men took Steve Marshlar. (he proprietor, into ihe rear, cuised and threatened him and wrecked the back steps. Open-mouthed patrons sat silently while the hooded figures took of the eating place. A Brookside policeman looked on but made no move to stop the hooded men, witnesses said. Marshlar's sister-in-iaw, Mrs. John Marshlar, said the robed men took the cafe owner to the rear and told him: "You've got to keep Urn* niecen down." to' me; - "The Iowa Senator said he had expected, as a p«t of "long estab lished Senatorial courtesy," that the court post would be filled by one of two men he named. He had sug gested William F. Riley of Dea Moines and Ed Halbach or Clinton Instead the president named Swlt- ner, Democratic candidate for governor who was defeated last fall when Gillette won his Senate seat. Put Appointment Across Jake More, Iowa State Democratic chairman, was generally credited here with having put the Swlt- zer appointment across. The President's action plunged Iowa Democrats into turmoil almost on the eve of the party conference on the Brannan farm plan. It opens in Des Moines Sunday. It has been advertised by Democratic National Chairman J. How- months of ECA operation beginning July i. * The Michigan Senaor's vlewpoln is said to be based on the belle that Congress later may vote blanket rive per cent reduction In appropriations for the new flsca year. Some other Senators called foi cuts or up to »780,000,000 In the program. , .^ ..... „ ...... „ ...... _ ..... _ ....... ^.. v __ . he threw them up to ward off the ard McGrath and 6ther party orn- blows. Spore was handicapped by R cast on his leg. He Injured It in a university celebration May 1. He was to have returned home Thursday, fraternity brothers said, but remained because the cast was to removed vesterday. called the girl's They said dormitory Thursday night and made a "blind" date with Miss Weaver. Miss Weaver was to have left for home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Weaver. Thursday, but did not have her bags packed and the departure was postpone until the next day. The killer crept up behind the pair as they sat beside the creek. He hit Miss Weaver first and turned on Spore when the youth yelled "Run, Doris, run." Britain's Labor Party Okays More Socialism BLACKPOOL, Eng., June 11. (/Tj— Britain's ruling Labor Party wourfd up Its annual conference yesterday with approval of a platform calling ror further government ownership. Party leaders prepared for a battle on two fronts—against the conservatives In the next general election and against the party's own tendency to split up. Weather Arkanu* forecast: Considerable cloudiness with scattered afternoon and nighttime thundershowers Saturday and Sunday. Not much change in temperatures. Mlswmrl forecast: Partly cloudy tonight with a few widely scattered thunder showers principally extreme south portion. Sunday clear to partly cloudy and continued warm and humid. Minimum this morning—11. Maximum yesterday—85. Sunset today—7:13. Sunrise tomorrow—«:«. Precipitation 24 hours from 7am today— .01. Total since Jan. 1—28.18. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—7«. Normal mean for June— 1%, Thh Date last Yew Minimum this momlns—66. Maximum yesterday— 92. Precipitation Jan. 1 to thi* d»te cials as' the opening of a drive to capture the farm vote In the mid- west. Gillette Is something of an expert on the farm vote, as he demonstrated when he carried Iowa by nearly 170,000 votes last November while Mr. Truman was winning the state by 25.000 and Switzer was losing in the governor's race by about 125.000. ' The Iowa Senator made it plain he regarded the President's choice of a direct slap. Victim of Gun Slaying Identified as Former Carnival Advance Man JpPLIN, Mo., June 11. iff) — Police today announced Identiflca- of a man found shot to death here May 15 as C. W. Franklin, about 60, Springfield, III., formerly an advance man for the Kennies Brothers Carnival. Tlie police department at Fort Wayne, Ind., where the carnival was then showing, advised Joplin authorities that officials of .the carnival had positively Identified photograps of the dead man as Franklin. Establishing of Identification did not clear up mystery of the man's death however. Detective Chief Luther Laster said Joplin police inclined to the theory that Franklin was slain and his body dumped from a motor car In a chimp of weeds on the outskirts of the city. (*)— Missourian to Head 35th Division Group LITTLE ROCK, June 11. John B, Cobb, Independence, Mo. chemical engineer, has been elevated to the presidency of the 35th Division Association. Cobb, who served an first vice president last year, succeeds Joe NIckell of Topeka, Kas. He was elected here yesterday at a business session at which a dls- llngulshed member of the association's executive board—President Truman—made « brief appearance. The President, Incidentally, was reelected. Robert A. Drum of Omaha. Neb., was elected first vice president of the association and under customary procedure wllj b» elected presl- 75 Jap War Criminals Hanged in Tokyo Prison TOKYO. June 11. (ff>> — Fifteen Japanese war criminals, Including two convicted In the Bataan death march, have been hanged at Sugamo Pri.son recently, General MacArthur's headquarters said today. The-two hanged for responsibility in the death march were Mai Gen. Yoshitaltc Kawane and Co Kurataro Hirano. They were transportation officers whose trucks ran down and killed some or the 10.000 Americans and Filipinos who dice on the march from fallen Bataan In 1042. Cut VYouW Destroy Recovery, President Soys in Little Rock By Krnnt B. Vaccaro LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 11. (AP)—President Truman carried to the people today his fight to keep Congress from slashing European aid funds, declaring such action would be a treat gain for Communism " Du Pont Vice President, 72, Dies in Hospital WILMINGTON. Del. June 11. (if) —Robert R. M. Carpenter. Sr., retired vice president o[ E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Co.. died today In Memorial Hospital. He was 12. Long a top executive of one of the nation's greatest corporations. Carpenter was admitted to the hospital Wednesday. The cause at death was not announced Immediately. a great gain for Communism. If we were to falter now »nd+— cut down our aid," he said In a lallonally-broadcast address, "the •nonuntum of recovery would bo destroyed. The people of these coun- ries would be thrown into confusion and their advance toward economic self-reliance would be blocked, "A slash In the funds available for European recovery at this time would be- the worst kind of false economy. It would cancel the hopes and the plans of the Western European nations. It would be a great gnln for Communism." Speaking at dedication ceremonies for the World War Memorial Park, the President sharply challenged economy advocates "who try to convince us that we cannot afford to pay the price of peace.' "These," he said, "are the same voices that misled us fn the 1920's.' Demands for a cul in ECA funds have come from members of both parties in the Senate, where the Appropriations Committee \i no- considering a bill to finance European relief during the coming months. "I am confident we shall not make this mistake," Mr. Truman declared. Much Work Ahead The President's speech sounded the theme that this country still has a long way to go "before we can make the free world secure agains the social and political evils which Communism thrives." "The cause of peace and freedom is atill threatened," he said. Predicting that the North Atlantic Pact "will scon be passed by an overwhelming majority In the Senate," Mr. Truman declared It Is "vital" to follow this up with a program of military aid to Increase the effective strength of the; free nations against aggression. ". ,He also disckned that he will «oon send Congress legislation to launch his program of American help to the world's "underdeveloped regioiisi"* declaring that It offers "enormous potential benefit! In a growing world economy." Along this line, the President defined In detail the. ties which he said exist between the domestic prosperity of the United States and its foreign policy. "We know that ff we are to build a lasting peace In the world," he said, "we must achieve three essential conditions. "First, this nation must be strong and prosperous. "Second, other nations devoted to the cause of peace and freedom must also be strong and prosperous- "Thlrd, there must be an International structure capable of adjusting International differences and maintaining peace." World look* to V. S. Hope of world recovery, he said, depends largely on American prosperity, while economic failure here would plunge other nations "into chaos nnd despair." "It Is a prime belief of the Com- inunlst philosophy that our kind of economy Is doomed to failure," the President said. "The Communists predict that our prosperity will collapse—bringing the rest of the free world down with It. "But they are wrong—wrong as they can be. "We know more today about keeping our economy strong thtin we have ever known before. We know how to strengthen our economy through the expansion of pro- See TRUMAN on Pare I Diphtheria Case Discovered Here Health Officials Warn Immediate Steps to Immunize Children Health officials In Blythevllle today expressed concern over the discovery that a two-year-old Negro girl, suffering from diphtheria, had arrived this morning by bus from Chicago and also had been a passenger on one of the Blythevllle street buses. Public health workers said th. child w»» on one of the city btue» between 6:3* and * a.m. and ««tested that parent* of any children who may have been an thi urae bn« during thow noun should take their children U their family physician* for immediate attention In ma effort to prevent ipread of th* disease. The Negro child, daughter of R, L, Bullocks, now Is in the isolation ward at Walls Hospital and her condition was said to be serious. Sh» was brought downtown this morn- Ing on the bus from the Robinson Addition, and her illness diagnosed aa diphtheria. Memphis Official* Notified Earlier, at 4 a.m., the child had arrived on a C5reybound bus operating between St. Louis and Memphis. Health officials in Memphis were notified that the child had been on the bus so that other passengers might be notified of the danger. - Fwr P.It. 8«*pKt* Reported T There are two other children in the Bullocks family, and several other children living in "the same house, on Herman street In Blythe- vllle. According to Mrs. Annabel Pill health nurse for North Mississippi County, there are at present four cases or suspected cases of polio- rnylitfs under observation from this county at present, bringing the total to eight cases for the summer Mrs. Fill said that two cases were now being treated at the University Hospital in Little Rock, one suspect would leave today for Little Rock, and another suspect wa* being treated In Memphis at Kennedy General Hospital. According to health reports, none of the children are contacts of each other, and each of the four cases came from a different part of town, and Mrs. Fill said that not until there were 30 cases or more would there be danger of an epidemic. Booster Tosses Truman's Hat Back In Ring at Breakfast for 'Capt. Harry' LITTLE ROCK. Ark., June 11—do." Wj—An enthusiastic honorary member of Battery D threw President Truman's hat unexpectedly In the ring for another term today at a rousing breakfast meeting at which horseplay predominated. The booster, Col. J. Monroe Johnson, a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission, brought cheers from Mr. Truman's battery when he promised them a better inauguration breakfast three and one-half years from now than they had last January. Grinning, the President cautioned Johnson: "All these newsmen will think It's a plant.". The breakfast, at 7 o'clock, started * busy round of engagements for the President, climaxed when he addressed the reunion of the 35th Division at 2:30 p.m. with what he termed a "very Important" foreign policy statement. Johnson, one of a round of speakers, recalled appearance of Battery D members at an Inauguaratlon breakfast and their attendance at other Inaugural affairs as the guest of the President, "Capt. Harry" of the D. "Just 129th Field Artillery's Battery three and * Jhonson said. wait about half years from now.' "If you think we did something for you In Washington last time Just wait until the next time Capt. Harry ut »e» wbtt »• c*a It was then Mr. Truman popped up to say: "All these newsmen will think Its a,plant." The President and Ills comrades of World War one ate Arkansas peaches with cream, hickory smoked ham with redeye gravy, bacon, scrambled eggs, hot biscuits and lx>m!ny grits. And, they told stories. Mr. Truman cautioned members of his battery against letting the publicity they had received "go to your heads" because Its commander happens to be president. He said lots of other outfits were in "much more danger than we were." Just because through "luck or the Good Lord" their captain 1s president, "don't let It make you feel better than other people." He kidded his battery mates after Little Rock Mayor Sam Wasscll promised to help keep them out of Jail If they over celebrated while here. "I'm sorry the mayor gave vou the freedom of the city In the manner that he did," the President said. "I know you a damn sight better than he does." A two-carat diamond, fashioned Into a paper weight, was presented to Mr. Truman by Gov Sid McMath during the breakfast. The stone was taken fields from Arkansas' la Pik* County. duunond Man Involved In Cop/on Cose Kills Himself WASHINGTON. June 11 (ff) _ Police said today one of the men mentioned in the Judith Coplon trlnl yesterday committed suicide- here last week. He was Morton E. Kent, 48 Chevy Chase, Md.. whose throat- slashed body was found floating In the Potomac River last Saturday. District Coroner MacUonald pronounced the case a suicide. Kent was a Russian-born former Stale Department aide. Top-secret FBI documents read at the Coplon espionage trial yesterday said he had been In contact with Soviet secret police. Kent was a Harvard graduate and spoke nine languages. He Join- private firm here five years after working for both the ed ago Stnte and Labor Departments and ror the Board of Economic Warfare. Detectives who Investigated case said they were positive his his death was a suicide. He had rented a boat, and severs! persons saw him canoeing near the three sisters Islands. Two hours later his body w?f found. A cheap kitchen paring knife was found at the water's edge the next day. The FBI data listed George Dim- Itrov Sotirov, a Bulgarian now employed as a clerk by the United Nations secretariat, as the agent for the Russian Intelligence service Kent contacted. The report went on Io say that in an effort to contact Sottrov, Kent got In touch with Mrs. Emily Condon, wife of Dr. Edward tj. Condon, director of the National Bureau of Standards. It said this was In October, 194*. ' Greei geographers divided their known world Into two portions, Europe and Asia and the parts c* Africa known to them wen rtMig rmted M a put ot A«U.

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