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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND • OCTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 70 Blythtville Courier MissiKlppl Valley Lecder BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JUNE 13, 1949 Vishinsky Agrees To Seek 'Limited' ^German Settlement By Joseph E. Ujrun PAKIS, June 13. (AP)—A qualified Western diplomat said today Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishinsky agreed in a private weekend talk with British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin to seek limited agreement on a way ~*of life for Germany. ' The same sources said the West now would put on pressure to adjourn this session of the Big Four Foreign Ministers Council by Thursday, perhaps with a provision lor a new session in the near future. Vishinsky agreed in his talk with Bevin, this Informimt said, to try to reach agreement on Berlin currency, trade between East and U.S. Court Backs Red SPY Probes Witnesses Must Tell Whether or Not They Belong to Red Forty WASHINGTON, June 13. (fl— The U S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that a Congressional committee has the right to demand that a witness say whether or not he is a communist. The decision upheld contempt convictions of screen writers John Howard Lawson and Dalton Trumbo. For Lawson and Trumbo, the ruling moved them one step closer ^loward actually serving one-year fell sentences. The sentences, plus ^81,000 fines, were meted out In U. S. District court because they refused to tell the House Un-American Activities committee last year whether or not they are Communists. Al\. Lawson and Trumbo, now free on bond, can do is is appeal to the supreme court. They are cer- Uln to do that. Eight other movie figures are In the same boat with them. Beyond the personal fate of these movie-figures, the decision is a far- reaching interpretation ol constitutional rights. The issue has run through repeated controversy on Capitol hill "lor the last several years. Wallace Aide Slates Issue C. B. (Beanie) Baldwin, secretary- treasurer of Henry A. Wallace's Progressive Party, stated the issue only last week when he -refused to answer the( Communist-pr-not ques- SINGLJB COPIES riVB CENTS Brannan Asks U. S. To Back Farm Plan To Prevent 'Crash' By Ovid A. Martin DBS MOINES, June 13. (AP)-Secretary of Agriculture Charles F. Brannan called today for public support of Iruman administration farm policies to help prevent the greatest economic crash in history." America's farm productive power,+ West Germany, and road and rail traffic. Vishinsky saw Bevin Saturday for more than two hours at the Soviet embassy. Apparently he later filled in U. S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson and French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman on the talk, before last night's surprise secret session of the Four-power council. Vishinsky still insists on adoption of Soviet-sponsored currency for all Berlin, under four power control, and resumption of East- West German trade on V broad basis. Bevin, replying, told Vishin- sky the West insists on a written pledge assuring the right of free access to western sectors of Berlin, the informant added. The West Is not going along with Vishlnsky's single currency bid, this source said, but is ready to fix up some kind of arrangement which might embody pegging the two Berlin currencies. East and West, at some exchange rate. The Western mark now is worth about four times as much as the East mark. Red Treaty Plan! Hit At last night's meeting, Acheson abandoned customary diplomatic language for homely American talk to describe a Vishinsky proposal for a German peace treaty. It is, Acheson declared, "as full of propaganda as a dog is of fleas." "In fact," he added, "I think it is all fleas and no dog." ~ Acheson told Minister An- That was the way off Russian Foreign tion Baldwin said outside the hear- [ drei Y. Vishinsky at the close or a ing room that he is not a Commun- session of the Council of Foreign 1st But he said he believed he had Ministers. Western officials said al- the constitutional right to "petition": most the whole session was devoted "onnrcss. I'tthov^iheing questioned to Russian jiropaganda appeals to •bout his' political beliefs. '.- < the Genn-3!s> -.'•••^-•Fundamentally, that is the same; The ministers later went into a '•tarid the movie" men took. They de- • secret session which American sour- nled-that Congress had the right] ces said was devoted largely to dis- to cross-examine them about their • cussing the future course of the political attitudes. ' conference. The conferees decided But the appeals court said they not to meet today and to hold the 'ere wrong. The unanimous deci- the three judges—Bennett. Clark, Wilbur K. Miller and next session tomorrow. Vishinsky had proposed Friday that each of the four powers should County Library Opening Planned $70,000 Structure In Osceola to Open Formally June 23 Mississippi County's new library is scheduled to be opened formally with a banquet and opening ceremonies to be conducted at the new $70,000 building in Osceola at 7:30 pjn. June 23. The first floor of the buff brick building Is to be occupied by the library, and the second lloor will be. used as a club room for the Osceola Progressive club and Junior Progressive Club. The second floor has an auditorium with 400 seating capacity, a large stage and modern kitchen. The building which has been under construction for several months has been completed, and has been built under the sponsorship and by funds obtained through Osecola Progressive Club, Inc., which was incorporated recently to plan building activities for the library and other civic clubs. Miss McDu^al to Preside Miss En la Mcuougal, Mississippi County Librarian and Mrs. C- W. Watson, president of the Progressive Club will preside. The Rev. H. J, Couchman, pastor of the First Methodist Church in Osceola will give trie*' Invocation and" the Rev L. T. Lawrence pastor of the Firsl Presbyterian Church as toastmaster .wUl conduct the introduction guests and^special recognitions. Mrs Rece Saion Price, concert voca Artist of;" Little Rock, will appear + BAPTISTS BREAK GROUND—Eighteen shiny shovels and 18 of*. he key figures In building iivomollon at the First Baptist Church are ictured at ground-breaking ceremonies conducted at the church Sun- ay, marking the beginning of a new sanctuary unit. Turning the first hovel of dirt is Alvhi Huffman, ST., chairman of the trustees and for- lerly chairman of the board of deacons and chairman of the Building '1 EIIIS Committee. George C Sweeney said that con- submit drafts of a peace treaty to sidering the times, and the in-' the foreign ministers council with- fluence movies play in American in three months, life, it is hard to imagine "any more [ Vishinsky held the floor most of pertinent question" than the one .the day at yesterday's regular ses- about Communist Party affiliation, sion. The Lawson and Trumbo cases I He accused the West of not are the only two of the so-called wanting- a peace treaty. He also "unfriendly ten" which have gone stressed the part of his proposal to trial. [ calling for withdrawal of troops Still awaiting trial are Ring Lard- from Germany, ner. Jr.. Albert Maitz, Alvah Bessie, I Samuel Ornitz, Herbert Bibcrman, : Edward Smytryk, Robert Adrian Scott, and Lester Cole. City Development Program Slated For Re-Evaluation BlythcVille's community' develoj>- ment program, launched last August after a week of clinics conducted by the Arkansas Economic Council and the State Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for re-evaluation Thursday. Representatives of the two sponsoring agencies arid the Blytheville ^Chamoer of Commerce and Corn- Osceola Man Named to Head KofC Council Arthur Brickey of Osceola was elected worthy grand knight of the Blytheville Council of the Knights of Columbus at an annual election at the clubrooms at the school Friday night. He succeeds A. R. Wetenkamp of Blytheville. Installation plans are tentative on the program. Mrs. Rutli but a ned so ecial program Is being plan- that the Blytheville and Jonesboro Councils may have joint and program. a - °- Poctz «'«« elected to silc- cee ° Ge n e Montandon as deputy nullity Service Council will meet at P~5:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Com- mcrcc office to review the results of the clinics. Reports on the 11 projects undertaken upon the recommendation of Kittany was re-elected the sponsors of last August's cli- treasurer. nics were made the last of March. J. F. Touhey, who conducted | grand knight: Frank Wagner was re-elected chancellor and Jimmy secretary- Rudy Vrska of Blytheville will be Ellen Jbhnson, also of Little Rock as her accompanist. Miss Tren Mahon, secretary of the Arkansas State Library Commission of Littli Rock and representatives from the County will be special guests. Reservations are to be made with Mrs Tal Tongate, chairman of ticke sales ^before Wednesday, June 15 The .^corporation sponsoring the building is governed by a board six-'trustees, one of whom mus be a member of the Mississipp County Library Board. The trustee, are elected for three year terms Their terms are staggered f-o tha two new trustees are elected cacl year. The present trustees arc: D. See LIBRARY on Page 10 Prorn left to right are: A. N. iIcAninch, senior partner of the irchiteetal firm, McAniuch and tanker of JJttle Rock; Marion Villiams, church treasurer; The Rev. C. E. Brown, pastor; Hays iullivan, president of the Brotherhood; C. F. Tompkins, member of lie building committee; Mrs. Mar>n Williams, president of the Wonen's Missionary Onion; Alvin iuffman. Jr., chairman of the Mlildlng committee; Raymond Zachery. training union director; Kendall Berry, member of the build- ing committee; Charles Ray Newcomb, member of the building committee; Mrs. Jesse Reeder, an affiliate of the church since 19fl:i, who witnessed the erection of the present building; Russell Baugh, chairman of the board of deacons; Mr. Huffman; Rosco Crafton, member of the building committee; Mrs. Charles Penn, president of the choir; Ben White, representing Ben White nnd Sons, contractors; U. S. Branson, supervising architect; and C. L. Lemons member of the building committee. Construction of Baptists' New Sanctuary Is Launched Today Construction work on a $300,000 sanctuary unit for the First laptist Church in Blytheville was scheduled to. get underway today, but inclement weather hampered any real progress. Ground-breaking ceremonies a t* the site of the new building yesterday marked the initial step in the new building. Hundreds ot members of the First Baptist church, guest preachers; and other guests, witnessed the turning of the first shovel of dirt by Alviii Huji Sr., chairman of the trustees^ several othersMook one of the Si Further Red Action Against succeeded by C. C. Woods of Osceola , the clinics last August, will be «s treasurer; George Gish was re- among those returning to eval- elected advocate and Hill Avis will unte the program and Frank Can- succeed Andrew Moses as warden, trell. head of the Arkansas Eco- . John Bombalaski was elected to suc- nomic Council, and Charles Evans, r ceed Paul Greenwell as Inside guard vice-president of the Arkansas Po- and Joe Bombalaski will succeed wcr and Light Company, also are ; Archie Frazier as outside guard scheduled to be in Blytheville for I Trustees Named the meeting. ! Mr. Montandon was elected to the One of the most recent under- three-year trusteeship. Charles takings of the city, which resulted Stemac is to serve two more years directly from the community de-' as trustee and G. O. Poetz has one velopment clinics, is the develop- more year to serve as trustee The ing of five playground locations, trustee positions are staggered so Other projects proposed during the that only one retires each year clinics called for improved educa- i n the apvxjintive positions Bill tionnl facilities, adoption of health Stemnc was named financial secre and safety ordinances, and other tary for his third consecutive term ^improvement In traffic and sanita- and Joe Gschwend was named for his seventh term as lecturer. He Condemned Taxi Driver Is Sent To Prison Farm Hollis Edward ' Needham. 26- year-old Blytheville taxi driver who last week was sentenced to death for the rape of an eight-year-old Blytheville girl, Saturday was transferred to the Tucker State Prison farm along with two other prisoners sentenced to penitentiary terms during the adjourned session of the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County Circuit Court. Others taken to the state prison farm were Leon Ogles, sentenced lo 10-years for second degree murder and J. T. Griffith, 10-years for grand larceny. Darrell Ogles, who is serv ; <ig a life sentence for the slay' i • of Tom Green. Hector town marshal and who was brought here to testify at the murder trial of his brother. Leon, was returned (o the state farm with the prisoners. Needham Is scheduled to be executed In the electric chair Aug. 6. els provided for the occast added their bit to the work on.'.the new unit. The building will be under the supervision of U. S. Branson, architect, and Ben white and Soils are itolHractors. The brief ceremonies yesterday afternoon followed a luncheon at the church and the morning worship program, when the Rev. Mr. Brown spoke to his membership on "Firm Foundations," pointing out that material gain, pursuit of pleasure and worldly wisdom were false foundations, and that lives found strength and courage when they were founded on God's plan. Emphasizes New Unit His message emphasized the importance ol tiie new unit, and urged full support of the building program by the church's membership. A special gifts plan was adopted by the membership recently to finance the building project. The new bu'.lding is to scat approximately 1.100, and after It Is completed the present building will be torn down and an educational building begun. A. N. McAninch, senior partner for the architectal firm of McAninch and Manker of Little Rock, was in Blytheville yesterday for the ceremonies. The Rev. P. H. Jernigan, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, moderator of the Mississippi County Baptist Association, and president of the County Ministerial Alliance opened the ceremonies yesterday with the invocation. lion facilities. Circuit Court Opens Here for Civil Coses With has held the office since the council was organized seven years ago. Mr. Brickey served as worthy grand knight of the council for Court opened here today. Initial hours of "this morning's session were taken up with routine business as Judge Light charged the jury. In the first case on the docket, W. Leon Smith, counsel for plaintiff Norman Shields Just prior to the neon recess had begun his argument in a Milt involving a claim filed by Mr. Shields and his wife against Dr. J. M. Walls as operator of Walls Hospital. N. O. Cotton NEW ORLEANS, June 13 If) — Closing cotton quotations: High Low Close Jly 32S5 326* 3273-75 Oct 2S<» 2894 2803-08 Dec. 2888 2875 2?88 Mch SOT5 28r« 2877B May 1663 3890 3861B ArtwrtMs fortcasl: Local dershower-s this afternoon, thun- tonight , and Tuesday: not quite so warm In the northwest portion late tonight and Tuesday. Missouri forecast: Most cloudy with showers nnd thunderstorms tonight and In east and. south Tuesday. Thundershowcrs heavy locally Cooler Tuesday and in northwest and extreme west tonight. Minimum this, morning— 92. Maximum yesterday— 12. Minimum Sun. morning — 70. • Maximum Saturday — 82. Sunset today— 7:14. Sunrise tomorrow — 4:46. Precipitation 48 hours from 7 a.m. today— 51. Total since Jan. 1—29.29. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)— 82. Normal mean for June 78. This Dale Last rear Minimum this morning— 72. Maximum yesterday — 97. Precipitation Jan. I to this date —23.14. , Soybeans CHICAGO, June 13— t/P) —Soybeans: High Low Close July 225*; 221?i 222 1 /,-',4 Nov 203'i I98',S 103". Dec 202 19T/i 19771 By Tbe^ As&cfited Prrsa An informant In Warsaw said today the Comlnform (Communist International Information Bureau) Is meeting in Poland to plan future acU6n against Premier Marshall Tito of Yugoslavia. The irweting. re|H>rtedly being held at Karpacz, near Wroclaw, Is due to end tomorrow but It may be a week before there is an official announcement of what has been decided. Tito's Communist regime in Yu- .goslavia wns expelled from the Cominform a year ago after It had been accused of pursuing a policy "hateful" to Russia and of other deviations from Marxist-Leninist theory as interpreted by the Kremlin. Chief among the heresies charged to Tito was his Communist philosophy. Soviet Communist think nil communists should genuflect toward the Kremlin. The present Comlnform session is expected to produce a hardening of the attitude of the Eastern European nations allied with Russia against Yugoslavia. Federal Aid Plan Received Quietly Unemployment Up But 'Pump-Priming' Need Is Not Seen WASHINGTON. June 13. <fi>) _ Even with unemployment rising, a Senatorial plan to prop up prosperity with federal cash has failed to stir notable enthusiasm In the administration. Senator Murray (D-Monl.) still Is circulating his proposed "economic Expansion Act ol 1DW among fellow Senators for comment and. possibly, more sponsors. He has seven co-sponsors now.' A final draft may he introduced two weeks. However, even the sponsors see little chance it will r'ach a hearing this session—much less Senate Action—unless business takes an unexpected nose-dive. Over In the executive branch, member of President Truman's official family privately sums up sentiment as follows: <1) Things aren't nearly bud enough yet for federal pump-priming; and (2) Broad-scale government Intervention, or just the serious threat of It. might scare business Into worse decline: but (3) It is always well to tn'k these Ideas, over. Just In" case. 'Comment Is hard to pry out Mr. Truman's aides. This Is partly 3ccau.se the President hlmsel stands committed to an "null- inflation" program. Until and unless he modifies It ,hls subordinates can hardly discuss cures for deflation In public. However, officials reported tha In another Important economli field, the administration Is revising Its peacetime planning for pas- sible future war and has dccidei against pressing Congress for stand-by war powers. The Murray economic expnn.sloi proposal deals with the threat depression—not war. its latest sill tentative, cfraft would give Ihi President n variety of powers t< stimulate business. He could mnki loans or Insure private loans fo expansion In a dozen bnslc Indus tries: build new pl.int.s for lens, to private firms; mnke grnnls tf aid the stairs in drawing plans fo $15,000.000,000 worth of local work projects. The government could also dcsig nate "serious unemployment arcns. Woman Suffers Burns When Cigarette Ignites Mattress in Hotel Here Mrs. E. P. rlayilCA of LeaChville was painfully burned Saturday midnight when fire, believed caused by a cigarette, damaged the mattre.ss of a bed on which she was sleeping at Hotel Noble. Mrs. Haynas was given first aid treatment for first degree burn.? at Blytheville Hospital but was dismissed yesterday afternoon. Fire Chief Roy Head said that Mrs. Haynes was smoking in bed and her cigarette was believed to have ignited the mattress. It couitt speed up federal pubii works In such areas, steer rlcfcius contract Into them, and lend mon ey to transport payicss families ou of (hem. Although sonic business and labo leaders have been Invited to stud the bill, drafts have not yet beer sent "downtown"—that Is. ( o th White House, the President's eco nomic advisers, or the Commerce Labor and other departments con earned. The new census report showing an unexpected, out-of-soison rls of 273,000 in unemployment In Ma' may arouse more active suppor among the people "downtown. 1 he said ,1s like atomic energy—It can be used for either good or bad. But the nation need not fear thU power, the cabinet officer said. If It supports the Democratic Party. That party, he added, has been the only one In history to support "effective (arm programs' aimed at serving the whole country. Brannnn made thU bid for con- inictl sup|>ort of his party In a ipech prepared for a two-day Idwcslcrn Democratic conference 1 lay plans to 1950 Congressional impntgns in a l«-state farm belt ea that contributed heavily to Mr. Tuman'js victory last year. Tie offered a new farm plan ad- anced by himself before Congress ecently i\s the best means proposed C£ by preventing a "farm-fed and rm-led" depression which, he ddcd, could destroy democracy. Rap« Alken Law The secretary described as "in- dequate" the so-called Alken long- inge farm law passed by the Rc- ubllcan 80th Congress and sched led to go Into effect In 1950. He aid It would not offer enough in- otne protection to prevent a farm cp resslon. In brief, the Brannan plan would narantee farmers higher returns lian would the Alken law. It would epend more heavily .however, on overnment subsidies to producers. t features tower prices for perlsh- ble foods—especially meats, dairy nd poultry products — with the overnment paying farmers a sub- Idy covering the difference when hose prices fell below a level deem- d fair to them. Brannnn stressed the danger of a >w depression, adding that Democrats were in power to prevent one 'Our great productive powe makes possible the biggest surpluses, the most colossal waste, an< he greatest economic crash thi world has ever seen," he said. "If we allow depression, If we al ow abundance to become "a curse )|)en wide the door^V 1 the for cign and native totalitarian. 1 ; wh stand ready to proclaim the end o -he great American experiment democracy." Askl SufrReflttniu Brannnn asked for suggestions (o mproving ills program in the in terest of » "farm program whlcr means, for all the people, a fal deal." He noted that claims have been made that the plan would meal 'regimentation" for fanners. H id Republicans have used tha criticism for so many years that Ls now almost a "compllmen meaning 'We can't find nnytliln wrong with It except that we dldn' do It first.'" The truth Is, he said, the propos ed plan asks for "absolutely no ne type of authority or control ove agriculture." The only real contro proposed, he said, are marketin quotas. Brannan said the second ma)o criticism WHS the coat of his plan Some have predicted, he said, would cost " ve - tcn an<! t»'=nty bi lion dollars a year. "Nobody bothered to give an eco riomlc analysis to back up the es tlmates, but It IK obvious that the were based on a belief In depres slon," he said. HONORED By BAR ASSOCIATION—Mrs. C. M. Buck, center, accepts a bouquet of roses offered by Oscar Fendter, president of the Blytheville Bar Association, In recognition ol the appointment of her husband (left) as chancellor of the newly created Second Division ol the Twelfth Chancery District. The presentation was made along with a resolution voicing unanimous approval by the association of Mr. Buck's appointment, at a special meeting Friday morning In the court room prior to the open- ing of the first court session of the new chancery district. Immediately after this presentation Mr. Buck took ftls oath ot office before Circuit Court Clerk Harvey Morris, Blytheville Coup! Plan Six-Nation Tour of Europe The Blytheville delegation In Eti rope will be Increased by two th week as Mr. and Mrs. Elton KIrb> 606 Chickasawba, take off froi Memphis tomorrow morning boun for the Old World. ~ Those from the city now in Eu rope Include Mrs. C. W. Aflllck an Mrs. J. A. Leech. Tomorrow, the illytlicvlllc coupL will depart by air from Memphis arrive In New York and take off th next day for Paris, via London. Their six-week tour Is schedule to take them to six countries. Eng land, France, Belgium, Hollanc Switzerland and Italy. In Bru.sscls. Belgium, Ihey wl contact Mrs. Robert Hartlgnn, tl former Mary Jean Affllck of her and hope to meet Mrs. Afllfck. In Lleden, Holland, they ar scheduled to Join acqualnUinci from Missouri. The New York-Paris trip by stra ocrulscr will take about 13 houi The pair will spend five days I Paris before beginning a tour Southern Europe which will tak them to the French Riviera ar Italy. Although they hnve never bctoi been to Europe, the Blythovll druggist and his wife are velcra travelers and In past trips ha 1 «en Canada, Mexclo and Cubs. Harry A. Haines Is Added to Staff Of Courier News The Courier News announced t clay the addition of Harry A. Haln to Its staff. Son of Courier News Publish) Harry W. Halncs, Mr. Haines comi to the pnper from the Salisbury North Carolina, Post where he hi been employed for the past year. A graduate of the Journalism d« partment of the University of North Carolina, which he entered prior joining the Army In 1944, he d editorial and feature work for th university's Dally Tar Heel In 194 Upon discharge from the Arm lie re-entered the university and be came associated with the Colonla Press In Chapel Hill. He Is married to the former Ml Nancy Shuford of Hickory, N. C. They will make their home In the Shane apartments at 1011 West Main. Senators Okay iconomy Move Committee Approves Budget Cuts for Executive Agencies WASHINGTON, June 13-(IP) A esolutlon directing President Truan to trim 5 to 10 percent off unds voted by Congress for ex- cutlve agencies was approved to- ay by the Senate Expenditures ommlttee. Chairman McClellan (D-Ark said ie combmlttee voted 8 to 2 for he resolution and added he will ntroduce It Immediately. He estimated that approval of the esolution by Congress and the Pre- ctent would mean savings of $2.00,000,000 to M.000,000,000 in fed-, ral expenditures In the fiscal ear starting July 1. McClellan sal' 1 h« hoped that It •ould make possible * balanced udget without new taxes but add- d that would depend on how ederal tax. receipts hold up. The committee acted in the ildst of a quarrel between President 'rum an and the Senate ippro- riatlong Committee over slashing European recovery funds. The McClellan committee resol- ition applies to all executive agen- les and departments. McClellan old reporters that It does not apply o funds lor Congress of the judiciary. Republican* have tried In win xi regular appropriation bill* thai ulready have come before the Ben- ate to put on riders directing ndlvldual agencies to Mve S percent of the funds voted for them, Consolidate! Having* McOlellan said the resolution fa designed to take the place of thew savings effort*, in individual mwin bills. . The President'! budget for tin • coming fiscal year called for expenditures of slightly leas than »42,000,000,000. He estimated • deficit of $900,000,000 and recommended an additional »4,000,000,000 In taxes. McClellan said the "most accurau estimate" that the committee haj been able to get on probable revenues In the year nhead is about $2,100,000,000 less than the President estimated. While directing overall cut* ot S to 10 percent In executive expenditures, the resolution says no on« department shall have Its fund* reduced by more than 20 percent The President would have t« make quarterly reports to Congresi on savings, and in these reports hi would have to show the number of federal employes at the start ol quarter and the estimated number at the end of the quarter. Big Four Ends All Transport, Trade Talks BERLIN, June 13. («—The foiu occupation powers ended all-Germany trade and transport talta late today with no Indication ol an agreement. Representatives immediately sent separate reports to the Council ol Foreign Ministers in Paris. There was every indication the Russians had refused to yield on a several major points. As a result, the question of reviving East-West trade In Germany and re-unltlng the divided city of Berlin fell back into the laps of the Big Four at Paris. There wns hope that the 24-day- old rail strike might come to an end soon, perhaps Wednesday, despite the fact that top German union leaders rebuffed an American appeal (or an Immedite end to the traasport-Jammlng stoppage. The Issue will be put before the rank and file of the union in a referendum tomorrow. Seventy-five percent of the membership must vote to continue the walkout or it Senate Approves Gray As Secretary o/ Army WASHINGTON, June 13. 1 W) — The Senate today approved the appointment of Gordon Gray aa secretary of the Army. The action was by unanimous consent. Gray, Winston-Salem, N.C. publisher, has been undersecretary of the army. City Councif to Meet Mayor Doyle Henderson salr) this morning that the City Council will meet tomorrow night at the City Hall. The meeting will be a routine monthly se&sloB, he said. will be called off automatically. New York Stocks Closing quotations: AT&T 138 7-8 Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth steel Crysler Coca Cola 66 3-4 25 1-4 23 1-4 44 1-4 124 1-2 34 3-4 52 1-4 48 1-4 Gen Eelectrlc Gen Motors Mon tgomcry Ward N Y Central Int Harvester 23 1-2 National Distillers 171-4 Republic Steel 17 1-8 Radio 9 7-8 Socony Vacuum 14 3-8 Sears Rcebuck 34 1-4 Standard of N J 60 1-4 Texas Corp 483-4 J. C. Penney 45 3-4 U. S. Sleel ,- 20 1-2 Southern Pacific S3 5-4

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