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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER or KORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND •OOTHEAST MISSOURI YOL. XLVI—NO. 16 Blyth*Till* Miatladppt Valley letter Blythevill* Herald BI,YTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 1950 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPffii FIVB CBNTt Bridges. May "-Lose. Citizenship; Reds Called Backers of ' H Uncle Sani Moves To Revoke Papers Of Naturalization BAN FRANCISCO, April 11. W)— The federal government moved today for immediate revocation of Harry Bridges' citizenship. Such action, If successful, would open the way for a federal hearing to deport to Australia the CIO long- shore boss, convicted of perjuring himself at his 1945 naturalisation hearing by denying he ever was * Communist. For that conviction, Bridges van sentenced yesterday to five years Imprisonment. Two labor union aides were given two years for their testimony In his behalf at the cltl- lensMp hearing. Tile government move to ask revocation of citizenship, scheduled for court hearing today Cl p.m. EST) was based on the contention that the revocation was mandatory under the statute governing Bridges' Indictment. Harris Murt Decide The man to decide that is Hie trial Judge. George B. Harris, who said is he passed sentence: "By lying, cheating and defraud-Ing the United States government. Mr. Harry Bridges was granted a certificate of naturalization. He was side'd and abetted by two co-defendants and had bestowed upon him jfoi- priceless benefit of citizenship. • ••Mr. Bridges' conduct cannot Jroke either sympathy or consideration on my part." Bridges tn 'Strikes Bridges. 48. key figure In paralyzing port strikes on the west coast CommunisrsDirected Longshore Union Ex-Member Testifies HONOLULU, April 11. (ff>— A n Avowed former communist says Communist Party members were the brains of Harry Bridges' CIO Longshore Union In Hawaii. The House Un-American Activities heard this testimony yesterday Ichiro Izuka, who said he i member of the party for 10 until he quit In October. Harry BrldfM and Hawaii and twice victor against previous government efforts to deport him, listened in glum silence to the proceedings. He had no comment afterward, in contrast with his charge of "immigration frame- up" at the end of Wa stormy, 81- day trial. His attorneys, both of whom were sentenced for contempt during the bitterly waged trial, said they would vigorously oppose any move to revoke Bridges' citizenship. They also said they would carry appeals to the Supreme Court. from waa i years 194«. The Congressional group Is Investigating alleged Communist activity In this island territory which hopes for statehood soon. The House has approved but the Senate has yet to act. Jack Hall Named Izuka named Jack Hall, regional director of the CIO International Longshoremen's a ri d Warehousemen's Union, as a dues-paying member of the communist Party through June, 1946. He said he himself collected dues from Hall, Bridges' lieutenant In Hawaii. . In compliance with the Taft- Hartley act, Hall signed a non- Communist affidavit last Feb. 27. After asserting he - knew that Communists formulated ILWU policy in 1946, Izuka said: , "And eyen today they are in the saddle. TJhey are dictating the UkWU policies." . • • ; Izuka. who said he was treasurer of the party's Waikiki Cell, estimated there were about 130 party members In Hawaii in 1946. Of these, 90 per cent were ILWU members, he testified. Truman Pleased With Progress On 'Fair Deal' Senator Optimistic About Prospective Record of Congress WASHINGTON, April 11. (/!>>— Senate Democratic leaders talked with President Truman for an hour today about, the Congressional legislative situation and reported he Is "pretty well satisfied" with progress on his program. Senator Lucas of Illinois, who said that was Mr. Truman's le- ttction, predicted: "We »re going to have a very good record in Congress when we finish." Lucas, with Vice president Barkley, brought, the President up to date on the legislative situation a; Mr. Truman started his first full City Council May Get Ark*Mo Natural Gas Proposal Tonight Harrison, Moore Candidates For Presidency of Jaycees Arthur S. Harrison and Charles*^ Moore were named »s candidates for president of the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce last night at a meeting of the organization in the Jaycee club house. ••••A ipecial meeting has been called lor next Monday night, when the new officers «nd directors will be 'Other candidates announced^last jatoht by the nominating Qf '"'Jorge SD^ieth the following _ Tor jecond Urp prcsi A Crowe Tr Elmer B ,'Mm't.h and Billy Boone; for secreUirj^Billy Hyo> and Tom Taylor fois* urer George Spaeth and,a ._ lynch The defeated presidential candidate automatically flr«t \ice president Tft Run For nitet 1 Candidates for the four directors to be "elected Include Billy Tomlln ton, joa Warren, Kemp Whlsen- hunt,- Dlclc White, Jack Chamblin /. Ii. Westbrook, Johnson Blackwell Bryce Layson and James Gardner Mr. Gardner's nnme was added to the list by petition. Hold-over members of the board are L. G. Thompson. Jr.. Artie French, Jack Owen and ' Charles Moore. In other action last night. Ros: D. Hughes, Jr., was named chair man of a committee to stage a atyit ahow In connection with the on servance in "Mississippi County o National Cotton Week May 1-7^ Bryce Layson also was appointee chairman of a committee to grce the Rose Fe.stival carfivnn from Lit tie Rock when It visits Blytheviil April 29. Watch Rail Warning. ~ignals; They'll Mean Approaching Train Now Signalmen have been returned to duty in tht Frisco Railroad's crossing tower on Main street. It was announced last night at a Junior chamber of ''Commerce meeting ' "* *" adrvnt of ufemtfc ioved Operation of the crossing signals by a man In the tower has been re-sumed, »t, request of the Blytheville v lB5iSpe trains Inking on wat*r ? in ' th«r?y»rds here and parked, switched engines oft^n actuate*; Ihe signals although no train wu approaching the crossings, many motorists bigan Ignoring the flash. Ing warnings •,_ When the situation »as report-' ed to the Jaycees, the cliSrt Safety Committee, headed by Sanford Bbone, contacted Frisco officials, who co-operated In making the signals meaningful. So from now on, the Jaycees point o'ut when the warning signals are operating, it means that a train is definitely approaching the crossing. Red Cross Quota Two-Thirds Met Bolivia Outlaws Reds LA PAZ. Bolivia. April 11. ftTi— Bolivia today outlawed the Communist Parly. A decree signed • by President Mamerto UrrioiagoUia declared illegal Ihe party "and nil iU nctivi- tlcs and subsidiary organizations." An official sltilcmenl said the move vas necessary to prevent events "u'hich could cause Irreparable harm." Weather MILD Arkansas fnrccasl: Fair this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday, Cooler tonight. Missouri fore- e a s I: Fair to- nlghl. cooler southeast portion; at<dnesday fair PKl warmer: l tonight middle 3<Vs: high Wednesday 65 southwest to 55 nortrf- e a .s t. Scattered *" frost south portion tonight. Minimum this morning—44. Maximum yesterday—7B. Sunset today—6:29. Suurisc tomorrow—5:32. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m today—.13. Totai sine* Jan. 1—2431. Mean temperature (midway be twccn high and low)—51. Normal mean for April—fil. This Rate Last Year Minimum this morning—52. Maximum yesterday—73. ^Precipitation Jan. 1 lo Ihls dale Two-thirds of a $15,000 quota fo the ChiciiHsBwba District Ohaple of the American Red Cross has bee subscribed during more than month of solicitation. Total collec ions announced today by fun campaign chairman, B. o. West reached $1,082.68. O. E. Knndsen. n co-chairman for solicilution in Blytheville. said that SH7.71 had been added to Blytheville contributions since yesterday. Joe Van cleve, Charles Henley, and Harry Bradley, solicitors for the West End business district, reported an additional 194.71, and Mrs. W. D Cobb. Ward Two chairman, said hat Central School had contributed $23. The reports made today bring the lotal collections In Blytheville to S7.D50.55. Of the entire quota $9,000 is due to be collected In Blythevllle and ?6,000 in outlying districts. burglars Hit Two City Firms $80 Cash Taken From Safe; Grocery Loses Cigarettes Two business firms. In opposite ectlon-s of the city, were burglar- zed last night, with a small safe ontainlng approximately $80 In ash ; taken from one, City Police eported this morning,/ Thi, -sale wnt taken from the P Bargain Store, 110 East • - lasUnight'$as Pick- Grocery, 104! West .chicka- wwba. However, only two'or three cartons of cigarettes were reported :aken, offices^sairt, ^,Clty Officer Louis Lenriennle, •too with Officer Fret) Hodge, in- gfcUgated the two burglaries, said that the safe at the'D and P Bar- pin store was carried through the btick door of the store but that now the theieves got into the build ing was somewhat of a mystery. Front Door Locked The front door was locked when the robbery was discovered this morning, while the back door was open. The back door is locked with two-byrfour. bar. an Icepick and screwdriver and Officer Lendennie said that the back door would "almost have;to be unbarred from the inside" as neither door nor bar was damaged. The. -windows and two skylights of the store were intact when the robbery was discovered, Officer Lendennie said. Mrs. Joe S. Dillahunty, operator of the store, told officers that the. safe weighed approximately 400 pounds and contained In the neighborhood of »80. Glass Rrnkrn Entrance to the grocery store was gained by breaking a pane In the front door and then unlatched the door from the inside. Officer Lendennie said. A small amount of change In the store's cash register was overlooked by the burglars. day back at hLs Washington desk after a month- in Florida. From the record so far. Mr. Truman may K et scarcely more than i half-loaf of Ills "Fair Deal," pro gram from this Congress, but Lucas said he tl 'nxs more will be compllslied than mast iieople think "We were In the same posltioi last, year when a lot of people sale we were not going to get anywhere, Lucas said. He predicted Congress, before adjourning, will pass foreign economic and arms aid programs, increase social security benefits, reduce some excise taxes, extend rent control, and increase the borrowing power of the commodity credit corporation. Lucas also said Democratic leaders will make a "determined effort" to get action on a Fair Employment Practices Bill. He predicted the President also would get about 90 per cent of his 21 government reorganization plans. Congress lias until July 31 to vote down any of. them. < LUCDS said he did not believe there would be any action this session on Ihe Biannan Farm Plan nor on heilth Insurance. . As for Taft-Hartley act repeal, which the administration favors. Lucas said: "everyone knows we were not even considering taking . See TRUMAN on Page 14 Louis Budenz Is Called / As "Mystery Witness' Senate Red Hunters Subpena Professor in lattimore Case WASHINGTON, April 11. (/Pj—Kx-Conununist Louis Budenz was subpenaed today as the "mystery witness" Senator McCarthy wanta Senate inveetigators to hear on his charges against Owen Laltimore. A Senate foreign relations subcommittee ordered Budenz to appear at a public session next Monday.* The committee Is looking Into McCarthy's accusations that Lalti- more is a soviet espionage agent. Budenz is former managing editor of the Communist newspaper, the Daily Worker. He renounced Communism and returned to the Catholic Church. Budenz Is Witness Chairman Tydings (D-Md) told reporters that BudenK Is the "mystery witness" that McCarthy. Wisconsin Republican, contends can swear that Lattimore is or tins been a Communist Party member. Lattimore, Johns Hopkins University professor and some time consultant to the Stale Department, has denied under oath that he has ever been a Communist. He has called McCarthy an unmltlgat ed liar for making the charge. • Tydings said Lattlmore was Invited to be present'when Budenfc testifies. After Budcnx, is heard, Tydings said. Lattimore will be permitted to testify In reply. Budenz. now A college professor, has a speaking engagement tonight In Midland, Mich. ' Connally Attends The decision to subpena Buiieni cntnc at a closed door meeting of the subcommittee with all members present. Chairman Connally (D- Tex) of tile full foreign relations committee also attended. LattEinorc had asked In advance that lie he.allowed to confront McCarthy's "mystery witness." He also nskcd that his lawyers be. permitted to cross-examine tiie witness. The committee did not grant the request for cross-examination. McCarthy disclosed the Identity of his mystery witness to counsel Morgan yesterday, and he nsked Morgan to Issue a subpena for the Individual's appearance before the committee. McCarthy snfd the witness, with whom he wns 'In ^uch over the weekend, had agreed to testify under subpena. Morgan snld he would serve a sub- pena, Abe Forlas, attorney for Lattimore, said that undoubtedly I^attl more will want to be on hand In the hearing room If and when McCarthy's man testifies. Oh March 30 McCarthy told Ihe Senate the had been used by the Justice Department as a government witness in another 1 matter. TO SPEAK HERE—Martin Zoolc, director of the Agriculture. Department of the Memphis Chamber, of Commerce will Iw guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club's annual "Farmers' Day" tomorrow. Mr. Xook will speak to members of the club and their farmer guests at the weekly Kiwanis luncheon in Hotel Noble tomorrow noon. He was scheduled to speak to Rotar- lans of Osceola at noon today and to the Caruthersville Rotary Club tonight. Condition of Blast Victim Still Termed Very Critical The condition of Mrs. Raymond Bard of Victoria, who was seriously burned Thursday night when a drum of kerosene exploded at her very home was reported a,s "still critical" by attendants at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis today. Notional Affairs Talks Discussed Eight subjects dealing with national affairs are to be discussed radio series to be conducted the Blytheville chamber of Commerce's National Affairs Committee. A schedule for the recorded discussions was to be completed at a meeting of the committee, headed by R. A. Porter, at 2:30 p.m. today. Among the discussions were recordings of addresses dealing with the "something for nothing" atti- Cancer Campaign Gets Under Way In North Missco Autry Steps Out Of Senate Rate^ Stare Representative To Seek Re-Election; Eye* Speaker's Post x. Rep. Ij. H. Autry of Burdelle, who March 30 filed as » candidate for state senator from the 30th District (Mississippi County}, today announced his • withdrawal from that race and said he will seek reelection to the House of Representatives. It re-elected representative, Mr. Autry also said, he will be a candidate for Sne.Tkir of the House. Doesn't Desire Rare In announcing his withdrawal from the Senate race, Mr. Autry said: "When I announced a few days ag'o as a candidate for the Senate, I understood that there probably would be no other candidate for the office. It has now developed that the present incumbent Intends to-seek re-election, and. since T do not desire to make « race, I am today mailing to the secretary of state my resignation as a candidate for State Senator, and shall Instead seek to succeed myself as represenlallve. . . If elected, I shall, in response to requests from all parts of the state ^he a candidate BigThreeto Bypass British Dollar Crisis WASHINGTON/./ y (IctTllj(<l rfljCleyof nisteis m«« In Loni any nil tudes, federal stretching the aid to education, paychecks, cutting government wastes, socialized medicine, -What Price Socialism," and "Loss of Our Freedoms." The committee Is composed of Mr. Porter, J. Louis Cherry, C. M. Smart, and H. W. Halncs. Contribution.'; to the American Cancer Society's annual fund campaign here will be made via coin boxes and malled-In donations, Dr. Charles L,. Craig of Blylhevllle, campaign chairman for North Mississippi county, salt! today. No personal sollcitlons will be made during the campaign, which began April i and will continue throughout the month. Coin boxes have been placed In stores In Blytheville and contributions also may be mailed to Dr. Craig he said. A quota of J2.000 has been set for North Mississippi County. Personal solicitations will not be made. Or. Craig (talcf, since Ihe cancer fund receives an allotment from the Community chest. The cancer fund allotment from the 1949 Community Chest was tl.180. Pupils Collect on 7-Year-Old Promise Thrily-stjc fourth-grade Un- dents collected rewards on a seven-year-old promise yesterday afternoon, when Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, elementary school supervisor, entertained them with a party at Sudbury School. i\fany years ago, six or seven so MiM Turner My.i,—way back In the days when school lo these 36 students w»s "when 1 gtt big" stuff—the supervisor hud promised a party for the first class to hive 100 per «nt group perfect scores on spelling. It took this long for to .qualify. The class Is taught by Mrs. George W'iggs. At the party yesterday, Rose chlldrcss received the first prize for the girls division, In completing a verse of poetry, Louis Garner was winner In the boy's division and Ray Jackson received honorable mention. Refreshments were served by Miss Turner, and each student wna presented a spellers badge. New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: A T & T !55 !-«. Amcr Tobacco 65 3-» Anaconda Copper 29 Beth Steel 347-8 Chrysler 661-2 Coca Cola 154 C3cn Electric 463-8 Gen Motors 78 Montgomery Ward 553-4 N Y Central 14 1-8 Int Harvester 27 1-8 National Distillers 21 Republic Steel .% 2« 1-J Radio 19 |.j Socony Vacuum 17 3-» Studebaiter 30 • Standard of N J 71 1-4 Texas Corp 65 t-< J C Penney . M 1-3 .V s Steel ' 31 3-4 ^ for Speaker of the'House of Representatives." First elected In 1538. Mr. Autry has served four terms as representative. As a member of Ihe House he has been active In matters pertaining to education, promotion of the livestock industry in Arkansas and veterans affairs. During the last session of the legislature, he served a.s chairman of the Budget Committee, which an- iMd the largest appropriation for education ever made In Arkansas. Aided FaTrRTounds Here It has been largely through his efforts that appropriations have been secured for the new buildings and other \lmprovemcnts at the Northeast Arkansas District Fair grounds at Walker Park In Blylhe- ville. He also was Instrument!) In securing slate aid for promotion of the National Cotton Picking Contest staged here each year. Mr. Autry is now a member of Ihe Legislative Council, which studies proposed legislation. Including all appropriation measures, and sub- miu recommendations to the nexl General Assembly. He owns and operates a farm at WASHJNOTONyAprtl 11. W>i—The United 8tate» had ruled, agalnat ^Britain's dollar crisis when th< Big Three foreign don'-riext month. H * Informed government o f f I c I a 1.1 aid today Secretary Acheson has otlfled the British he considers iiy such talks to be "inappropriate" '; that time. Acheson is reported 'ready, how- ver, id talk about Britain's flnan^ al outlook "In general terms, u It IfecUs' the numerous political lanes to be discussed ' \*y Tlie secretary Is tentatively »ched- led to leave for Europe by plane •lay i- ', . Bevin Suurt»U Talk British Foreign Minister Bevin ugge.sted expanding the discussions ccenlly to include a new look at Tltaln's dollar problem. American officials »ald Acheson pposed such a move for these reasons: 1. His sUy In London would be tco short to do a thorough Job of xarninlng the complicated British Inanclal and trade picture. 2. A review would mean bringing ver at least a. score of government officials from the vorlou? agencies which must be consulted before decisions could be madr 3. Britain and the United State* could make little progres* on Ilie problem without Canadian p.irticl- lation since Canada's economy U directly involved. Topics Not Public Topics on the foreign mlnls'ers' agenda have never been mad.; public. Officials working on It. however, said It seems now as if they will be discussing a dozen or ".lore problems ranging from Germany to the Far East. The most critical of these Is expected to be the future of Western Germany, including plans for the. Saar and the Ruhr. High on the list will be the threatened Communist demonstrations In Ber'ln late In May. The Rev. D. B. Bledsoe Named Missionary for County Baptists The Rev, D. B. BIctlsoe, at presen pastor of the First Baptist Cluirch at Mount Ida r Ark,, has acceptor) missionary for the Mis .sissippi County Baptist Association it was announced yesterrfay by th Hev. nuRscIl Duffer, assoclatlona moderator. The Hcv. Mr. Bledsoe was clccte unanimously nL a meeting of Hi executive board of the nssocIa last Friday, and he plnns to ossum fils new oHlcc Mny 15. He will mak his home In Blylheville. The Rev, Mr, Bledsoe Is a forme pastor ot the Chapel Mission o Lilly Street In Blythevllle, whi: serving AS juyiQcIate pa.stor of th First Baptist Church. Tic Is a grad uale of Henderson State Teachci College at Arkadclphla, holds masters degree from the Unlvci slty of Arkansas and attended th Southwestern Baptist Seminary a Fort Worth. He Is married and ha four children. Al present, the Rev. Mr. Blcdsc Is a member of the executive boar o{ the Arkansas Baptist Stale Con vcntlon. Power Company Announces Plan To Serve Area Proposition Calls For Service to Eight Towns by Late 1951 Mayor Doyle Henderson said today that the Arkansas- Missouri Power Co. ia expected to submit to the City Council tonight H proposal for * franchise to serve Blytheville and other cities in this area with natural gas. The mayor said he has been notified by power company official* that the proposal is ready for submission at tonight's monthly session and that It will be brought before the aldermen provided the schedule of other city business li not too heavy. James Hill, Jr., Ark-Mo president, announced today plans for offering natural tan service to Blytheville and seven other towns and cities In Northeail ArVannai •and Southeast Missouri "by lh« 1951 heatlnr season." The other points Include Dell, Manila and Leathvltle' In Arkansas and Caruthersvllle; Steele, Hayll and Kenhett In Missouri. The announcement, followed * , recently-completed survey of the potential gas business In this area. A natural gas transmission line to be constructed from tile Ark-Mo'a new 45,000-horscpower electric generating plant between St. Francis, u? 1 ' "m Campbell, Mo., to Blytheville will be of "sufficient capacity o wne Osceola and Liixora'ahould 'neM towns grant the company a franchise," Mr. Hill sa [d Un^ 0 "!^' 0 ? "' thls transmission f,w Z ^ "" r " d wahln the •>«** few months, according to the ntll- ty« present plans. Jl w m be eight Inches | n diameter: and amim.l. mately M, mile, of line wnrS'™;., To Tap »B| r Inth » / Approximately 10 miles ol-n-lnch transmission )lne w)11 <.*„„',.» £* Mos new generating plant with th« Texas-Eastern Transmission Com- SJH* •»?. I"*" Pipeline. Th. ••liiti .. ^' U "" U W* <J »i Station 8," which is located nearly 10 mjles, west of St. Francis in Clay county. This line, which will connect with the line to Blytheville, Is expected Jo be completed by June', when the new Ark-Mo plant Is scheduled to go Into operation. • 'No Official Know/edge' WASHINGTON, April 11. (/Pj— The Air Force said today It has "no official knowledge" of any American bomber exchanging fire with Soviet fighter planes. 'I"hat was its only Immediate comment on a Soviet report that a B-29 opened fire on the Soviet planes. According to Ark-Mo officials, the natural gas rate for Blytheville and other towns and cities served will be competitive with the cost of other fuels now used for cooking, heating • and industrial use This "'<•• »ke the electric rates in the utility's two-state area, will be regulated by the Public Service Commissions of Arkansas and Missouri. • • :' , Ga» lo Be Discussed at Manila Provisions also are being made for service to those .smaller towns adjacent to the main transmission line, Ark-Mo officials said. This proposal (or a, franchise also is expected to be submitted to the City Council at Kennett, Mo., tonight. ' Meanwhile, the advent of natural gas to Mississippi county Is scheduled to be discussed tonight at a county-wide meeting at 8 o'clock in the high school cafeteria at Manila. Principal speaker at this meeting will be Charles c. Wine, who yesterday announced his resignation as chairman of the Arkansas Public Service Commission. His resignation Is expected to become effective later this week. Blytheville and other towns In ths county will be represented at the Manila meeting. The Arkansas- Missouri Power Co. also will have a representative at this meeting. N. O. Cotton Onen High Low 1:30 May 3221 322,1 3219 3220 July 3242 3245 323-1 3234 Oct 3078 3087 3076 3081 Dec 3051 3066 3057 3061 Mar 3095 3068 30GO 3060 Burdeltc and has been superintendent of schools there since 1928. New York Cotton May , July Oct. Dec. Mar. Onen 3257 3212 306S 306H .W12 3260 3275 3094 3075 3076 lav 1:30 3247 3247 3263 3264 3065 3039 S06S 3069 3070 3072 Soviet Says B-29 Shot at Fighters Soybeans Open High Low Close May ...... 374 275 370H 272',4 July' ,..:.. JSS'i 2«9H 2<W<'. 268H HOY ,,,,,. JOS J08 30t Wl\i BULLETIN WIKSBADKN, Gerninnj, April It. (AP)—U.S. Atr Force htan- quartmi »ald tonight a plane re- portedjy fireil on by RtlMian fablers may he a mKsing navy aircraft wnjtM »(nce Saturday In Ihe northern Baltic. LONDON, April 11. .(API—Russia asserted today a U.S. B-29 bomber opened lire on a flight ol Soviet fighter planes over Russian territory'three days ago. The official Soviet new.? agency Taw saw Jtorelgn Minister Andrei Vlshinsky .; called In Ambassador Alan Klvk IhU.mornIng mid banded him » formal not* of protest. Taw said th« Incident occurred about U mU«* Intlde Russian tcrrl lory near Lepaja. on the Baltic Sea. Test GiT«i Taw gave the tent of the protest note: "The government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics deems It necessary to state to the government of the United States of America the following: "According to verified data, on April 8 ol this year, at 17 hours 39 mlnuten, south of Lepaya. a four- cnglned military plane of the B-29 type, a flfrtng fortress, bearing iden- tlllcatlon mark* >»« sighted. "The plan* penetrated the territory of the-Soviet Union to a dU lance of Jl kilometers. "OnIng to the fuct that Ihe American piut* continued to pen etrate Into Soviet territory, a flight of Soviet fighter* took off from a nearby aerodrome and demanded that the American plane follow It and land at the aerodrome. Plane Opened Fire "The American plane not only failed to comply with this demand but opened fire on the Soviet pianes. "The soviet government announces Its resolute protest to the government of the United Slate* against this gross violation of the Soviet frontier by an American military plane, which at the same time constitutes an unheard ol violation of the elementary rules oru> ternatloaal Uw."

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