BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 71 Btytheville Dtil} Hen Blythevill* Courier BlytbevlU* Herild Mississippi Valley Leader BIA'THEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 1949 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* Plans to Create toal Industry Czar' Reported Lewis, Northern Operators Said in Agreement on Idea NEW YORK, June 14. W>)—The New York Times said today tha John L. Lewis and a vast segmen of tlie northern coal industry ar In agreement on creation of an industry "czar." The duties of such a "czar Louis Stark said in a dispatc from Washington to tlie Time would be to aid in the "permanen stabilization" of the bitumhiou coal industry. A U. S. Steel spokesman Philadelphia, asked for compan reaction to the Times' story, plied: "At the moment there no comment." A United Mine Workers spoke man said tit Philadelphia he . h "no official knowledge of any sue development" adding that "all v> have seen is the. Times' story Thomas Kennedy, UMW vice pres dent, said flatly the matter "w not discussed at yesterday's mee Ing" between Lewis and Harry Moses, president of H. C. Frick Coke Co., subsidiary of TJ. S. Steel. In another development complet- -ina the cycle ow UMW moves for •Sew contracts in all divisions of the coal - producing industry, Lewis made public «t Philadelphia today a letter asking for contract talks in the anthracite coal fields. There was no indication of what the UMW demands will be. The present anthracite agreement has no expiration date, and does not contain the "willing and able" clause under which the UMW said it ordered the nationwide shutdown. Lewis' letter to Ralph E. Taggart, chairman of the anthracite operators wage agreement committee asked discussions on "waaes, hours, rules, practices, welfare, health," and virtually every major phase of the current agreement. "He would be to coal what Albert B. (Happy) Chandler Is to baseball," the dispatch said and added: "The agreement has been shrouded in great secrecy, but it is known that it has split the industry down the middle. \ . . . •" i.'.W h 11 e operators .. representing "• close 'to 'sn '^anii^'.i;. tonnogo of 200000,000 favor the scheme, the Southern Coal Produces Association, speaking for those who mine '".100,000,000 toes. Is dead set against *jf» But this association may be forced into .the plan against its will. "Opponents of the idea say It would mean 'creation of an m- 'uu»trial monopoly to match the labor monopoly' of the soft coal Industry. "They further maintain that II present plans go through it will mean domination of the coal industry by a handful of large northern operators and particularly by the United States Steel Corporation." The dispatch said tins charge comes from tlie fact that the 'secret negotiations, which are almost completed, indicate that the dustry 'coordinator' would be Harry M Moses, president of the H. C Prick Coke Company, a United States Steel Corporation suDsld- The dispatch said Moses has been on friendly terms for many years with Lewis, head of the Unit ed Mine Workers, and that h would resign from his present pos to accept such an appointment. The dispatch continued: "He would be paid a salary o from 575,000 to S100.000 a year, financial arrangement would pro tect his interest in Ihe company' retirement fund. "The plan has developed so fa Oiat an operating budget Is bcin discussed for Mr. Moses as we plans for an office and staff." ted on Trial Soys Aon Mentioned n Case Lost Job NEW YORK, June 14. (#)—The cfense In the Communist conspir- cy trial charged today that a Chl- ago man had lost his Job because he was mentioned by a government undercover witness in the trial. John Gates, editor of the Communist Dally worker and first de- endant to testify, said in a statement that John S. Kelliher had been fired at the Stewart-Warner )]ant In Chicago. Kelliher, president of Local 1154 of the CIO United Electrical workers, was named by Garfield Herron of Hot Springs, Ark., and FBI informant who testified for the prosecution in April. He said a meeting of a Communist club composed of Stewart- Warner workers was held in Kelliher's home. 'This brazen discharge is complete vindication of my refusal to name rank-and-file workers in my testimony," Gates declared. Allies Offer Plan For 4-Power Rule Western Proposal Stresses Strictly Defined Functions By Joseph E. Dynan PARIS, June 14. «V-The Western powers proposed to Russia today the formation of a : four-power commission for Germany with strictly defined functions of supervision. The council session recessed abruptly after the proposal was made, an hour after the meeting started. Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y. vishinsky and his delegation left the pink marble paiice and the Western delegations stayed on. But, Western officials said, it was no walkout. They said the day's procedings had been extremely good humored. A British spokesman said another session might be held tonight. The ministers are reported nearing the end of their meetings here. Today's meeting was a restricted one—that is, secret. The departure of VLshinsky after an hour may have been because he wanted to prepare an answer for the" West-to- their proposals on formation of the four-power commission, comprising the three Western high commissioners for Germany and the Soviet zonal military governor. Tiie function of the agency, the Western officials said, would be to Arms-for-Europe May Not Be Acted On This Session WASHINGTON, Juil* 14. <f)~ There is "lltlle chance" the »1,130,000,000 arms-for-Europe program will come before Congress In tills session, Senator Corinally (D-Tcx> said today, . But the veteran lawmaker added lie Is ready to lead the fight foi Senate ratification of the North Atlantic Treaty. As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Coimnl- ly may be called on to pilot both the treaty and the arms plan through the Senate. It may be, however, thnt the arms plan assignment will eventually go to the Agri Department Opposes Plan for Control oi Cotton Southern Backers Hear Proposal Hit* By Federal Agency WASHINGTON, June 14. W)— Agriculture Department official] today opposed a new plan for controlling planting and marketing of cotton backed by 28 Senators and - _ -.leaders of the cotton-producing Armed Services Committee, headed I slates. by Senator Tydlngs (D-Mcl). Frank Wooley, appearing in be- The treaty Is due to be called up half of Secretary of Agriculture for debate after the Senate ' disposed of labor legislation. H would bind the United States, Canada uiul 10 Western European nations to an alliance which would consul^ on economic matters which are of common concern, to encour age trade and commerce in Ger any. to speed the movement o goods between Berlin and the va ous zones and to settle specific uarrels as they arise. -lash Floods, Storms Kill -ive Texans Pickets on Pafrol PITTSBURGH. June 14. W Pickets patrolled the nation's coa fields today, forcing some non union mines to close as the "stabl ization holiday" entered the secon day. John L. Lewis ordered the wall out of Ihe 480,000 soft and har coal miners. He said it was in the interest. Meantime, Lewis, with one con tract session over, headed for a other. His lieutenants are slat to resume negotiations today wi southern bituminous mine operato at Biuefield. W. V. Justice Department Gets Non-Red Oaths Of 3 Union Leaders WASHINGTON. June Robert N. Denham. general counsel iof the National Labor Relations fBoard. today turned over to the Justice Department for Investigation the non-Communist affidavits made by three officers of the CIO- Uniled Furniture workers. • Denhnm fii'd he took the action "because o! the publicity" surrounding the affidavit made by Max pcrlow, secretory-treasurer of the union. •When Perlow made the affidavit. h* was quoted as saying he had ^resigned from the Communist Party 'but was not foreswearing its prin- * clplei The other officers arc Morris pl2er,*pT«sM«nt and Ernest Marsh, director ft organisation. £>e^aQ) made no comment about the status of Pteer and Marsh, but ,h* p^Mfd ther nffirtai-1*<! plon™ to Justice OeputBMDt with Ptr- DALLAS, Tex., June 14. I.'PJ — Storms and flash floods took at five lives in Dallas County last night and today. Three other persons are missing. Three drowned in the Garland area, northeast of Dallas, trap- led by the swirling waters of Duck 2reek. Ten inches of rain fell at Garland. In Northwest Dallas County, a Frisco freight train piled into a washout. Two crewmen were missing. Drowned a^ Garland were: Mrs. Donald Cooper, 25. Her child was reported missing. An unidentified boy of about 15. An unidentified woman, about 3fj. During a brilliant electrical storm at Dallas, John Kenneth Martin, 49, was struck by an automobile. Sallie Purnell, three-months-old. suffocated in her crib after lightning knocked out lights at her parents' home. Property and crop damage was tremendous. Duck Creek rose Into a shopping village at Garland, washed away stocks, and battered buildings. Constable C. R. Smith said a million dollars in damege wns wrought at Garlnd. A hundred persons were rescued in boats. Mrs. Cooper and her husband were clinging to telephone poles. She was swept away. He was rescued by a boat and treated for shock at a hospital. An Air Force plane reported a tornado 35 miles northeast of Fort Worth shortly before 10 a.m. (CST) today. The tornado was moving east-northeast. War Memorial Quota Extended $5,000 Goal Raised To $6,000 to Cover Stonecutting Costs Curtis J. Little, president of the Mississippi County Memorial Association, said today that the $5,000 quota set to erect a marker honor- ng Mississippi County's %var dead had been extended to ts.OflO. According to Mr. Little, the original quota did not cover the cutting of'-names in the granite, anc that "moire' than $1,000. would be required for tills. He explained tha each letter to be cut in the stcne would cost 50 cents, and that it wa. estimated that the cost of the 20 names to be cut in the granit would average S6.50 each. Mr. Little said today that a total of $4,345.43 had been solicited for the memorial, and that workers were still contacting potential contributors in order that the funds could be collected and the marker linished by October. The following contributions were announced today by the association leaders: K. O. Adams. C. C. Langston. Sr., 525 each; Moxley Theaters, 520; Mrs. Mavis Settlemire, S15; Nil-Way Cleaners, Rice - Stlx employees. Wade Furniture Company, Morris and Kirschner, Abstractors, Tom A. Little, Milligan Ridge Gin. Cauolll Brothers. Delta Lumber Company. | Don Edwards, Welch Foster, and. E. H. : Jackson, $10 each; Wade Lee Cotton 'Company, the Lone Oak Home Demonstration Club, Mrs. Oene McGuire, Mr. and Mrs. S;,m Morris, T. D. OKeefe. Fitzpatriok's Jewelry. Mrs. O. M. Gilmer. George Gish. H. L. Halsell, J. C. Ellis, D. A. Jones, and T. F. Dean. $5 each: Mrs. Bonnie Chatley, and Willard French. S3 each; Bradford Chitwood, $2.50; George Looney. S3; and Dewey Blake and W. B. Butts. $1 each. ' The *I5 contribution by Mrs. Sct- tlcmire was made in memory of her husband, Captain Paul Settlemire. Revenue Officials to Study New Law for Licensing of Trucks Officials of the Arkansas Revenue Department offices both here •md in Osceola will meet with District Supervisor Billy Steed of Leach- rille tomorrow for a one-day training school preparatory to distributing new truck licenses required by a stale law passed this year. Both offices will be closed all day* Wednesday. Oscar Alexander, inspector attached to the office here, said yesterday afternoon. Rules and regulations governing distribution of the new licenses will be studied at the training session, which will be held in the Blytheville office in the City Hall. The new licenses will be issued for one^year periods—from July to is Playground Fund Drive Collects $1,299.58 to Date Members of the Blytheville Playground Commission said today that| for-li he said. The new truck licensing law which was passed by the 53th General Assembly this spring and went into effect last weak, calls'for rating trucks according to weight Instead of tonnange. Minimum F« Is $12 There will be six classes of licenses sold, ranging from the 1,000- G.OtlO pound class upward. Min imum license fee is $12 and the most expensive is $502. Here's what truck operators mils do in purchasing the new licenses 1. Know the empty weight your truck, 2. Know the approximate amount you plan to haul per load, and 3. Most important—bring your pink registration slip if you have a :ruck that has already been licensed for the current year. The pink registration slip, Mr. Alexander aid, entitles the holder to credit for half the amount paid on the 1949 license on his truck. If this slip has been lost or des- tryoed. he explained, immediate application for, a duplicate application should be marie. Mr .Alexander urged nil truck operators to buy their new licenses early. 'We expect a last-minute rush at the \vind-up," he said. The licenses may be purchased at tlie Revenue Department offices here and in Osceola between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.. Mr. Alexander said. On Saturdays, however, the offices close at noon. The office here Is located on the first floor of City Hall ami the Osceola branch is In the Court House there. May Not Kxeed Load Licensing trucks according to weight and estimated load Instead f stright tonnage capacity means ruckers will be allowed the haul nly that load indicated on their icense, Mr. Alexander said. If a trucker Is caught hauling oad in excess of that for which he licensed, he will be required to buy an additional license at the rate of $1 every 100 pounds over licensed load, he explained, licenses sold will be for trucks truck traders. Trailers, he will be licensed for Identification at a flat charge of (5. Four-wheel farm-to-market trailers of one ton or less capacity and drawn by passenger cars will be licensed at a reduced charge of $5. 4> PLAYGROUND TO OPEN j Playtime at the nil-base Is likely to be nil day, mill half the night, since the playground there hiis been completed. Pictured are groups of the children taking full advantage of the new equipment, much of which was constructed by supervisors. At the left are four of the supervisors and instigators of the playground Idea, with Mayor Doyle Henderson. Lett to right: Wesley Thomas, tlie Rev. Lee Anderson, Mayor Henderson, Gene Dickinson and Marshall Blackard. Brannan, told a Senate Agriculture Subcommittee the proposal Is "Inflexible" and probably would result in production of surplus cotton. Senator Anderson (D-N.M.), pre- rcgard an nttuck on one as an at-| siding at the hearing, said the proposed legislation would assure a larger cutback In cotton production, In case of a surplus, than existing law. But Wooley urged Congressional passage of a bill that would glva Secretary Brannan more flexible powers to offer acreage and marketing controls for all basic crops. Including cotton, corn, wheat, tobacco, rice and peanuts. Waiting to testify In support of the new cotton controls legislation were H. L. Wlngate of Pelham. Ga.; chairman of the Beltwide Cotton Conference Steering committee, and J. A. Sweet of Mesqulte, N. M., vice chairman of the Beltwide Cotton Conference. They and other representatives of cotton-producing states worked tack on all the members. Demos Tie Hopes) To Brannan Plan Party Sees Proposal As Key to Mid-West Farm Votes in 1950 My Ovid A. Martin DES MOINES, June 14. Democrats will slake their hopes for another mldwestern farm-belt | victory In 1950 on the Truman administration s new farm plan prom-I series of local, state and regional Ising cheaper food and farmer conferences climaxed by a session prosperity. \ at Mempnl5 Tenn last out the new controls program at and by New Playground Opens Tomorrow Ice Cream,.Hot Dogs To Greet Youngsters At Air Base Grounds • » v »..*...-I*....*, Tenn., last April. A 16-stale Democratic midwest Rets Minimum Acreage conference voted yesterday to sup- Their program calls for a mini- port the controversial program ad- mum acreage allotment for th» vanccd by Secretary of Agriculture I next two years of 22,500,000 acrej Brannan and endorsed by President | and a minimum baleage allotment ™ , of 10.000,000 bales, or not less than Composed of state party officials, tlie conference made this decision after hearing Brannan and other top-ranking ad ministration leaders advance tlie proposal as a sure-fire measure for preventing a new farm depression, and as a victory vehicle In next year's Congressional elections. Tlits stand was taken In the face I government support of of shan> opposition to the.plan by prices at 90 per cent nf. the powerful AmericaArflfj(f;m_BiJ- reau Federation. This farm orga- At 10 a.m. tomorrow, the gales - - - , of the new air base playground wlU Licenses for these trailers formerly open of f lc | aUy and hee tec cream, cost S6. Boat and luggage trailers of 1,000 pounds or less capacity will continue eo be licensed at the rate of &3 per trailer, Mr. Alexander satd. Proposed Cut In ERP Cotton Buying Is Hit WASHINGTON, June 14. rVP>— Senators from the cotton country rallied today against any "rtrasLic slash" In cotton purchases for the European Recovery Program. Most of them want a cut in recover spending—but they nre stand- 1,000,000 bales less than domestic consumption plus exports 'of. th« preceding year, vhlch«v«r la smaller ' . . ' It also calls for fixed minimum allotments to states, counties and Individual farm?. '-' j The Beltwide Conference ajio asked continuance of the poxt-^par cotton ...-_.-.'_- cold drinks and hot dogs will be the order of the day. The playground, which represents L lot of l^bor hut only about JlOO ipent for $1000 worth of equipment, was a ha.se project started under the direction of Marshall Blackard, airport manager; Gene Dickinson, airbase maintenance supervisor; the Rev, Lee Anderson, pastor of the Gasncll Methodist Church; and Wesley Thomas, Cub Scoutmaster. Between three and four hundred boys and girls will benefit from the equipment, most of which was constructed from scrap materials. A 10-foot' slide is the only piece of equipment which was purchased outright for the playground, and the rest of it wns marie by Interested parent or .supervisors. Among the equipment Is a whirl nlzatlon, which has more members in the midwest area than any other farm group, has endorsed the long-range Aiken IR-Vt) farm law passed by the Republican 80th Congress. Will Let Farmer* Choose Farm belt Democrats said they , , letting controls. But this volved directly fc> the pending but Federal controls over . cotton acreage and marketing were lifted during the war In 1943, and a price- dtpressing surplus was iriped out by wartime demands. Last year more than 23,000,000 acres of cotton produced 14,626,000 ing firm against cotton being sin- j teeter-totter, several swlnRS. picnic Bled out for economy sacrifice by benches. softball diamond and the Senate Appropriations Committee. The committee called ther testimony today 01 for fur- ine recovery program. Senator McCarran fD-Nev.l proposed B reduction of $740,000,000 in EGA budget estimates—-including a cut of S134.000.COO In Europe's cotton and wool purchases. Senator McClellan fD-Ark.l declared he would not "go along" with such a cut. "Europe needs the textiles for export," McClellan said. "Thai's the way she Is building up her economy." solicitation equipment, of funds to purchase which started June was continuing and that a tolal of| $1,299.58 had been collected by noon| today. 4 Years Abroad Adds to Background Of New Chancellor's Court Reporter The plans called tor $2,300 to be collected in a one-day concentrated drive, but many of the teams were not available, and 23 assignments are still to be made. Nine of the areas assigned for solicitation have not been reported. The S2.300 is to be used to equip 'our of the five playgrounds rccent- ,y acquired by the city. The figure New York Stocks Closing quotations: A T and T ... Amer Tobacco 66 3-4 Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester . 23 1-2 National Distillers 17 3-8 Republic Steel 17 3-8 Socony Vacuum 14 3-8 Stitdebaker 17 1-8 Standard of N J 617-8 Texr* C-<rp. 48 7-8 J C. Penm-y 45 1-4 j U 8 Sl*d X »-»j 138 1-2 K 1-4 23 1-2 44 5-8 124 1-2 31 7-8 52 3-4 48 3-4 9 3-8 has been set as a minimum for equipment for this summer. The fifth park, to be a Negro playground, will be equipped by a similar drive by the Negroes In Blythevtlle. Volunteers for additional soticl- ! Mrs. Eva Kay Scotl, who gave up ' court reporting In Parts, France, to accept a position as cflurt reporter for C. M. Buck, who took his oath of office last Friday as chancellor of the newly created second division of the Twelfth Chancery District. Is a fnr cry from being an amateur at her job. Even though witnesses may click oft their words at m«re than 200 words a minute, Mrs Scott isn't tations were being contacted today by the Chamber of Commerce office so that the campaign could be completed soon. New York Cotton NEW YORK, June 14—(/TV-Closing cotton quotations: July yi OS 32.84 32.04-95 Oct 20.3029.182956-27 Doc 29.0228.9520.0! Mch 28.»3 28.83 28.92N May 28.79 28.68 2S.77B July 27.94 27.88 27 92B Middling spot: 33.14N, up 13 (N- DOcainalJ, stymied . . - that's her crulsjng speed, and with her little stenotype machine she has sped [along at 250 words a minute wltti seemingly little effort. She forsosk her shorthand years ago. becausi she liked to look around at people while she mechanically took w<ird for u-ord the proceedings of the. coxirt. Unlike most American women, Mrs. Scott didn't wait Until the war was over to traipse rill to foreign soil. On May 1, 1945 ste got off the "file de France" and took her first gander at Paris . . , the fashion center of the world, and exactly four years later. Mas' 1, 1943. she stepped from a plane at Westover Field. Mass.. and rentwtd her acquaintance with the United States which she still contends is Ihi fpshiDn center of Ihe world. But Just like all normal female. oi the ipwies, Un. Mutt did ban he yen for some Parisian clothes, ind though they were scarce when he first arrived there as a member if the WAG, she stayed until she had several wardrobes of the enviable creations. Mrs. Scott was discharged from the WAG about six months after she arrived in Paris but she stayed on as a civilian worker. She was a WAC for a year and a half, six months of which she was in Paris and for the entire time she was a court reporter . . . first In Florida and last In Paris. Court recording was never the problem for Mrs. Scott that it could have been, because years of working in the court house at Marion, her home town, gave her a worklnj knowledge of the terms that wouli have floored the average stcno grapher. She was deputy clrcul clerk there for years, and chle clerk for the draft board beginning court reporting. Mrs. Scott spent her entire fou years abroad In Paris, and explainec that she felt right 'at home thcr because so many civilian worker were there that American movies churches, and other ways of spend Ing leisure time were aj easy com manrl. She explained that her south em draw] was a handicap In learn •*• COURT AIDK •• rafl* U equipment. Adjourns Pool The ground adjoins the swimming pool and on opening date cut rates for children using the park have been offered by the manager, George Green. Ice cream will be furnished by Pevelcy and Midwest. Ice Cream companies, drinks will be furnished by Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. and the hot dogs by Nunnally's Grocery The playground area covers about half a city block, and Mr. Marshal and Mr. Dickinson will be at the grounds as supervisors. The grounds have been In use for several weeks, but equipment has ust been completed for the open- ig. Mayor Doyle Henderson, alder- en and other city officials are to s on hand tomorrow lor the op- nlng. Plans call for the addition of vol- cyball, badminton and tennis onrts and more equipment. were willing to let farmers choose between the administration's so- called Brannan plan and the Aiken law. It was In the midwest that President Truman stage a surprising victory in the presidential race last year. Republicans have declared their Intention to try to pull the tradl- tionally-DOP farm vole back into the party fold next year. "We accept the challenge of the Republican leadership." said the conference re.wlution, "to make the farm programs offered by tlie two parties the major issue of the election campaign in the midwest." In brief ,the Brannan plan would promise the farmers higher returns than the Alken law. Likewise, it would permit somewhat lower- consumer prices on surplus perishable products. It would depend more upon subsidies to slip- port farm Income than would the Aiken measure. With chances of passage of the Brannan plan at, this session of Congress being very small, the Democratic loaders Indicated they will ask the lawmakers to continue the present wartime price supporl system pending the outcome of nexi year's Congressional elections. ,, bales, with a new threat of surpliu from an estimated carryover of 6,500.000 to 7,000,000 bales. Some type of control program it regarded as certain during the nejct year If cotton growers want to continue government price-support programs. Weather Arkansas forecast: Considerable cloudiness, local thundershowcrs this afternoon and in the cast and south portions tonight. Wednesday partly iloudy. local thnndcrsbowcrs in the extreme east and extreme south portions. Not much change In tcm- jeratures. Missouri forecast: Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. Locally heavy showers east and south portion. No important changes In temperature. Minimum thi.s morning—87. Maximum yesterday—Tl. Sunset today—7:14. Sunrise tomorrow—4:46. Precipitation 24 hours from 7 s.m. today—.03. Total since Jan. 1—29.32. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—70. Normal mean for June—78. This D»le Last Year Minimum this morninR—73. Maximum yesterday—03 Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date Secret Moscow Message Enters Alger Hiss Trial NEW YORK. June 14. llV, — The prosecution in the Alger Hiss perjury trial today Introduced Into evidence a cryptic confidential State Department message from Moscow. Walter H. Anderson. State Department record branch chief and the government's 28th witness, testified thr message was transmitted Jan. 28, 1938. partly in very confidential code and partly In "gray code." The latter designation slgnl- Workers Vote To Continue Berlin Strike BERLIN, June 14—«V-Western Berlin railway workers voted six to one today to continue their strike rather than knuckle under to a Communist tnreal of reprisals. Only a three-fourths majority was needed to assure continuation of the 24-day old strike which has become In effect a "little blockade" of Berlin. The striking union announced the results or day-long balloting on » compromise proposal as follows: For continuation of the strike, 12,626. Against continuation, 2.035. The plan which was voted down was worked out by the United States and had the approval of the other three occupying powers—Britain, France and Russia. The workers voted after Soviet-licensed newspapers renewed threats of reprisals against strikers. The strike Is directed against the Russian-controlled railway system. The compromise plan on which the anil-Communist strikers balloted was sponsored by all four occupying powers. Despite predictions by union leaders of a favorable vole, there was concerted resistance. Placards were Installed at polling places urging workmen to turn down the compromise and vote to continue the strike. Ma]. Gen. O. K. Bourne. British commandant, urged the strikers to Ignore rumors about the validity of ficd that if one part of the message left the department "it should be closely paraphrased." At the time the message was sent Hiss was assistant to assistant Secretary of State Francis B. Sayre Ex-Communist spy ring courier Whittaker Chambers accused Hiss of giving him copies of secret State Department documents which he passed along to Soviet agents. Significance of the message was not Immediately made clear. Anderson was the first of a final half-dozen witnesses the government ushered Into the trial. the compromise. He said in a broadcast that the western military governments are convinced the Soviet military administration and the railway management "will honor their promises." Soybeans CHICAGO. June 14— (ir>— Soybeans: High Low Close July 224'4 221 223*.-24 Nov 201- v , 1$8K 201% Dee 200% U7!4 »0'.» Hospital Suit Continues In Civil Court Here The case of N'orman Shields versus Dr. J. M. Walls as operator of Walls Hospital continued this morning In the civil division, Chickasawba district of Mississippi County Circuit Court. Mr. Shields Is suing the hospital for »2.000 actual and $30,000 punitive damages In a claim arising after an operation on his wife. Examination and cross-examination of witnesses consumed most of this morning's session. Judge Charles W. Light, of Par- afould. Is presiding.
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