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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 161 Blythevili* pally New* Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi v»Uej Leader _TH» DotfrMAjcr MJWBFAWJR OP MORTHEAST ARKANSAS AMD BOOTHEAOT MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1949 SIXTEEN PAGES Truman to Sound Keynote for 1950 Vote Campaigns Pace of Congressional Races to Be Set in Missouri Address By Ernest B. Vaccaro . LOUIS, Sept. 29. (AP)— Presi- Truman Jed a Democratic invasion of Missouri today to sound the keynote for the 1960 Cbhgrtt- sional campaign. He laid his political mission aside temporarily this morning to join with fellow masons in a secret ceremony installing new officers of the ' Missouri Grand Lodge. He moves on to Kansas City by plane this afternoon for an off- the-cuff talk at a testimonial dinner for the iiett' Democratic National Chairman William M. (Bill) Boyle. The speech will spark the Democrats' 1930 election campaign, associates of the President said. i The Kansas City event will be the biggest gathering ol prominent Democrats since the inauguration program to Washington. Cabinet' members, heads of departments and agencies and party leaders will be on hand to celebrate Boyle's elevation to the key Democratic position. To Help Candidates Vice President Barkley also Is scheduled to attend. He arrived In St. Louis yesterday by commercia airliner. While Mr. Truman has indicated he will play "hands-off" In th Democratic primary races for the Senate and the House, he has said he Intends to maintain an active jfle In the campaign to elect mem *^rs of the party to Congress. Principal Interest will center i round the fight: of the President »nd his party to unseat Senator Donne]] (R-Mo). ', One of the largest official parties •..ever to accompany Mr. Truman on » plant trip arrived In Missouri Kith' him. t% The Presidential party landed a 1 Lambert Field at 10:46 o'clock las night. Masonic leaders and St. Loul .officials met the plane. Mr. Truman came to St. Txiul primarily as a 33nJ Degree Mason »nd a former grand master of th Missouri ; lodge, howeve'xv H« ->{^"i aht i\fe'}? F .j>r> hi«t£,rt itl to present to James Bradford of St Louis, the new grand master Its a lodge meeting and you ,«ui't attend," .-Mr. Truman- told reporters. 'The ceremony starting at S n.rri. (C3T) was to last three hours. 'I he gavel was made from" wood 'from the ;Van;.Bu'ren elm tree of Plalrifield, Ind Martin Van Buren, campalgn- ir ' ', presidency, got stuck In tl __-- -Oder the elm white traveling through Indiana in a horse- drawn buggy. • |f * Sf-aU Sold Out Mr. Truman planned to take off at 1 jp.m. (GST) for the one-hour flightpo Fairfax Airport at Kansas City. Almost 3,000 persons will attend the testimonial dinner, paying $15 a plate. There were not enough seats to fill the demand. At 'least •7,000 other persons are expected to crowd into balconies of Municipal Auditorium to hear the speeches after the dinner. Democratic precinct wprkers honored Boyle at a reception in Kansas City last night. Boyle Is a former .superintendent of the, Kansas City Police Department. James M. Pendergast, head of the Jackson Democratic Club, presented Boyle a desk pen set from the precinct workers. The president's talk is scheduled far 9:30 p.m. (CST). He plans to fly to Washington Friday after- Stores Plan Bargains For King Cotton Days Blytheville merchant* t«*ay b*«an jliinj up their merchandise and prepariat to par* price* on item* tar Hint Cotton Day*, October C-7-*. One merchant ttW he will offer women's ahoet, regularly priced aflll, for *5 per pair. Thta will be »n e of the ipecUl iUma that he and other merchant* will put on ulc durinr Kbit Cotton Days, which arc btlnr held in conjunction with the National Cotton Picking Contnt to be ipotuond Oct. C-7 by the BlythevUle Junior Chamber of Commerce. ~ Th» Kia» CotUn Day» specials will be advertised in a special edition W the Cwrier New§ on Oct. 4. Klnt CotU« Days, whUh tt betni iponsored by the Merchants Division of the Blythevllle Chamber •! Commerce, is to be the tint in a aerie* of irade promotion events which will be designed la offer the eoMomef extra urinri on merchandise purchased in Blythe- vllle stores. Chest Division Leaders Named for 1949 Drive The "Big Si»" of Blytneville'a Community chest Campaign will nieet tomorrow at th* Hotel Noble to complete plans for the Campaign which 1» scheduled to open October 18. A total of $28,660 Is iought for IS lerYlce* organization* in Blytheville. . John Caudlllwho wu last »- ;—: ' week named to head the drive, today announced his five division chairmen, who will meet with him at a luncheon meeting tomorrow, and the operation of the campaign will be handled by the six-man committee. W. J. Pollard was named head of the prospect rating committee, and will compile the prospects and prepare rate cards for tjtem .on basis of past contributions.' W.- P. Pryor will be in charge of the publicity program for the campaign, R. A. Porter will direct the advanced gifts campaign, and R. A. Nelson will conduct the clean-up drive. General solicitation will be un-. der the direction of Dr. James C. Guard. The dates for the opening and closing of the general solicitation are expected to be worked out tomorrow as well as the teams and time schedule. The advanced gifts campaign will open about a week before the general solicitation, and the clean-up campaign ->m follow. The tentative plans for the campaign were set earlier this week by, the:Blytheville Commu'ri- ity Chest Board, headed by ( L. O. N,ash. Other members are: Max Kendall- , Berry, E "P 'still,""!?'" E Warren, W S Rosenthal, L L Ward, Jr, and Jimmle Edwards. 'vVoon. 3 U.S. Merchant- Ships Detained By Nationalist's WASHINGTON, Sept. 29. <AP) — The State Department announced today that three American merchant ships are being detained near Shanghai by Chinese Nationalist blockade forces. The ships are the Plying Trader, en route from Hongkong to Shanghai, and the Flying Independent and the Plying Clipper outbound from Shanghai All are operated by the Isbrandtsen Co., New York. The United States does not recognize legality of the blockade declared by the Nationalist* for Shanghai and other China port cities. The State Department said it has asked for full reports from American authorities in Shanghai before deciding on "an appropriate course of action." • The report of the Incident .came from the American consulate general at Shanghai. It said the three ships were intercepted by Chinese- naval craft off the mouth of the Yangtze River and "requested" to anchor. Arms Aid Okay Provides Allies With $125 Million Ready Cash By Don Whltehead WASHINGTON. Sept. 29. (flT-Final and enthusiastic C approval of the overseas arms aid bill gave the administration authority today to start big stocks of war equipment on tht way to allies against Communism. + : —. School Millage Average Lifted Six Districts, Including - Blytheville, Vote 30 Mills for Next Year Voters In Mississippi County (Stillman)' School District, No. 56 approved a 20-milI tax by a vote of 28 to 0 and elected Everet Young to a five-year term on the board of directors at Tuesday's general school election. The results from 15 other districts were announced yesterday, 1 no returns will be official until the votes have been canvassed by -the county election commissioners. There were only 305 negative votes cast in the county-wide b*J- lottlng on a total of $1,219,000 in bond issues. A total of .3,5*2 persons went to the' polls, and fr nine of the 16 districts the approved the bond issues. No bond proposals .were .rejected. Six of the districts-approved tai of 30 nulls to maintain schools an d*« defray new building program cofts The} include BlythtUHe Wilson, Gosneil, Manila, Shawnee and Brinkley. i The average millage rate in Mississippi County is 28 mills, with' the Mississippi, CountyDistrict, in real Ity Just Stillman school, voting th< lowest tax rate of 20 mills. All districts in the county las year levied 18 miiis, which wa the maximum possible under Ark ansas laws. hi froce at that time Last November the law was changei to permit districts to vote unlimited millagr, . The voters Tuesday, acting unde: provisions of the new law, approve< school budgets for the 1950-51 term and adopted tax levies recommended by the directors of the Individua Idstricts as necessary to permit dp eratlons uner the proposed budgets BlythevUle rUiu High School In Blytheville, the $450,000 bom Issue U to Include construction o new high school building. A Armorel a new cafeteria, gym an* auditorium are to. be constructed with funds from^the approved $63, 000 bond issue. ' Manila will, have a new high school and. gymnasium', and an ad Vance from the State Education Department allowed them $7,000 01 the $160.000 bond issue to rebullc Brown School, which was recentl consolidated ' Into the Manila dist rtct. At Etowah, the $40,000 bond Issu will provide funds for a gymnaslui and two class rooms, and at Leach vllle it Is planned that the $100,OOC to be Issued In bonds will be spen in construction of a grade schoo and to repair the gymnasium. At Deli; the $25,000 is to go to improvements, especially In the Ne gro School, and an annex to white school. Bond Issues were approved Wilson In the amount of $150,000 Osceola, $181,000; and Kelser, $30, ooo. ' Congress sent the Jl,3!4,o:o,000 one-year foreign arms bill to the White House yesterday by a top- heavy margin. The measure makes Immediately available $125,000,000 In cash from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation to throw the arms plan into gear. Senate leaders say these funds con be nsed to process and ship $450,000.000 worth of surplus Amer- "luiproent to the nations have 5 u> odwlth the United !2 lhe cold war h . e Hou « """ ' te Russia. ssed the bill, by a 223 short « . sr time later the Senate shouted its apt oval. There was only » Hurry of cra- torj In both houses to delay the passage. Critics called the bill a wasteful move toward war But friends of the program defended It as a strong peace measure The 4450,000.000 *vorth of surplus arms provided In the bill U lii addition •«« .the c *!h and contract Pact Nation, Get Wj Share ' Most- of the cash and contract rights must yet be approved by Congressional appropriations - corn- mitt**. But th* W»jtMjt» RFC ts enough to get the program rolling. -The greater part of the -rms aid will be.funnelled to the North Atlantic Pact nations. The bill earmarks $500,000,000 in cash and another $500,000,000 In contract authority for the Western European nations pledged to defend th« Atlantic area. Except for $100,000,000, the President can't release this fund until he approves defense recommendations by the Atlantic Defense Committee. The balance of the funds will go to helping Greece, Turkey, Korea the Philippines, Iran, and the China' area. In ad-iftlon to the arms *fd, Congress moved toward final approval of a $5,809,990,000 program to bolster the economies of friendly nations. • : '. This huge foreign recovery bill received approval yesterday of a Senate-House conference. The recovery bill sets aside total of $3,TO,WO.OOO In aid for Western Europe.'This means th»t In the bornlnj months Western Europe will receive almost $5,000.000,000 in military and economic help from tbc DotM Stetw. Weather Arkansas forecaat: Pair and con tinued cool this afternoon and to night. Friday fair and warmer. Missouri forecast: Clear tonigh and Friday. Cooler extreme south east. Wanner remainder of stat< tonight except extreme central Warmer Friday. Minimum this morning—45. Maximum yesterday—82. Sunset today—5:47. Sunrise tomorrow—5:54. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 today—none. Total since Jan. 1—41.12. Me»n temperature (midway be tween high and low)—635. Normal mean for Sept.—74.2. This Date Lut Year Minimum this morning—55. Maximum yesterday—70. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this dat —38.81. Soybeans 1:30 p.m. ouotatlons: Open High Low Clos Nov 2 26 1 ,i 223?. 225H 2277 Dec ..,.;. 226?J 228!4 223K 227K i Mar Mar 22S',i 228 22« 221V4 May 224 20S .July SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Russians Scrap liendship Pact With Yugoslavia Soviets Claim Tito's Regime Lined Up with 'Foreign Imperialists' LONDON, Sept, ». (AP)-^Soviet :ussla scrapped her friendship reaty with Yugoslavia today, de- arlng'that Premier Marshal Tito's egime has lined up with "foreign mperlallst circles." The decision ending the alliance igried In 1945 was disclosed in a soviet not* to Yugoslavia. It was roadcast, by Moscow Radio. The note declared the Budapest reason trial of former : Hungarian Foreign Minister Laszlo Rajk, sent- nced to death Saturday, disclosed fugoslavia had been carrying on ostile activity against the Soviet Jnlon. Rajk was accused specifically of Hotting with Yugoslav and Ainerl- an agents to overthrow the Mos- ow-backed Communist government n Hungary. Marshal Tito dendunc- :d the trial as a Russian propa- Janda move aimed at weakening W* Yugoslav regime. The Russian action was the sharpest diplomatic dap at Yugoslavia iuce the Moscow-led .Comlnform (.Communist International Informa- .ion Bureau) expelled the Yugoslavs n June, 1M8. SeTtrinu- al Ties Seen Since that time Russia and her Eastern European satellites have clamped an economic boycott on Yugoslavia. Marshal Tito on Tuesday accused Russia of . rattling the saber and digging trenches in the satellite countries along the Yugoslav border in an attempt to Intimidate his country. There was Immediate speculation here that other Communist nations may follow Russia's lead and sever formal ties with the Yugoslavs. Yugoslavia has friendship and mutual aid treaties with Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland and Romania As a result of the Budapest trial, aungary expelled 10 Hungarian dip- omats from Budapest and Tito retaliated by expelling nine Yugoslav legation attaches from Belgrade. "In the course of the trial," the Soviet note to Yugoslavia declared, 'it was revealed that the Yugoslav jo>eminent has already for a long iirne been carrying on pfofoutic/y iiostlle disruptive activity awini£ the Soviet Union, _hypocrlticalljr masked by mendacious assurances of 'friendship" for the Soviet Union!** Treaty "Trampled Upon" '" Facts brought out at,'the tria),-th* note said, show that the Sovietr' Yugoslav treaty has been "rudely Lrampled upon and torn to piece*' by the present Yugoslav govern^ rrient." ' ' The Yugoslav-Soviet friendship treaty WHS signed in Moscow , oil April 11, IMS, by Marshal Tito and. Vyncheslav Moiotov, then foreign' minister of the USSR. .;"•::•>'-> It pledged them to the Joint struggle against Germany, which then aad riot yet surrendered, and to give each 'other military assistance.'In case of any subsequent war with Germany or any power allied with' the country. v The Soviet-Yugoslav treaty was to have. remained In force until 1965. Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei • Gromyko, former Russian representative to the United tlons, handled Russia's note to goslavla's temporary charge d'af- faires in Moscow yesterday, Moscow Radio said. Ford Officials Avert Strike By Pension Plan Agreement; Blasts Cripple Two Mines Pits in Kentucky, Pennsylvania Hit Better Teaching Seen as Result Of Bond Issues LITTLE ROCK, Sept, 29—</P)-4 School officials anticipate better- trained and better paid teachers for Arkansas schools to result frori Tuesday's school elections. A large majority of the state' 43 school districts approved higher school tax rates. Arkansas Education Commissioner A. B. Bonds, Jr., said the additional money may result hi aa average Increase of 10 percent b teachers' salaries. ' He added that school administrators hope to coax back into trw teaching profession many well- trained teachers wrto have quit'tor better paying Jobs. .'"'.' Bonds said there Is an acute shortage of teacher* with specific training In the elementary field. "We hope to be able to fill large numbers of these elementary teaching jobs with former teachers, said. Also, the commissioner said, the new money should sharply reduce the number of under-trained teachers—those with less than 30 hours of college training. He said the number of such teachers has been reduce) from 2,300 In the 1946-47 year to less than 300 In the current year and probably will drop evei more with higher salaries possible. Company President Blames Explosions On Outright Sabotage By The Associated Press Dyr>amlt« blasts wrecked nonunion mine tipples In Pennsylvania and Kentucky today in the fourtli straight day of violent outbreaks In the nation's coal fields. The explosion at Butler County, Key,, calmed several thousands dollars worth of damage. A tipple »nd nearby motor house were destroyed and the countryside rocked for several miles. The Pennsylvania blast at Grass Flats was blamed by Robely M. Smith, president of the Junedale Coal Company on United Mine Workers picket*. "There's'no doubt about It," declared Smith. "Tt was an out-and- out case of sabatoge." He estimated damage at $10,000 nd said it will take a week to mt his tipple back In operation. No one was hurt In either blast. NefOtiatlona to Resume The explosions, together with tate-of-emergency directive b y Virginia's 1 governor, William M. TucJc, provided a turbulent back- round for the resumption of negotiations today between John L. «is' mine workers and two big iranches of. the coal industry. The walkout of 480,000 mine workers' was In its .llth day today Lewis, who isn't expected to attend meetings with the' Southern Coal Operators and with the Northern and Westren men .said it was a ipontaneous demonstration, not a ;trike. x •'•'.' The mine workers are angry at :he cutoff of welfare and pension benefits. Virginia's governor announced he was reorganizing the Virginia Council, of ^Defense He ordered It to secinr "every , possible, i-pounil of coal-* 'for the »tate's use But William F Minton, president of UMW DUtrict 28, told a reporter 'no 1 *;.'when asked. If h& thought .he union jnlners would return to the pits In Virginia mines before contract is signed Minton recalled .Tuck's statement on September 19 that "there may be mollycoddling of the labor leaders In Washington, but there will be no mollycoddling In Virginia " { Returns Charge To' which the UMW leader said"I think Tucx Is. mollycoddling He Is Just kidding himself. He Is not fooling the public or anyone Isc." There was violence, loo, in Ala- rania. There, a miner was reported killed by gunfire,and another seriously wounded. The sheriff Jasper said, however, he couldn't confirm the death. At least 2,550 non-union miners were working in coal operations Of , these 1,350 were on the Job in Western Pennsylvania, 1,000 U Iowa and about 200 in Kentucky There weer no official estimates In Virginia, non T unlon men wen working'.part time'. Minton cstima' ed that .from 40 to 50 rail cars of coal a day were being mlnec In hte state. The Kanawha County, W. Va board of education cancelled schoo bus runs Tuesday In Tuppers Creek fearing battling between pickeU and non-union miners. The bu runs were ordered resumed thi: afternoon. ' • • Coal stocks were dwindling rapid ly. Thousands of men had been laid off because of the coal stop page. governors of 11 States to Meet To Seek End of MoPat Strike 8T. LOTUS, Sept. 29. |/P)—Governors of 11 slates affected by the rippling Missouri Pacific strike will Thursday, Oct. 6, in attempt to settle It. + . i ' New York Cotton 1:30 pjn. quotation: Open High Low Close Oct 2973 2975 2973 2974 Dec 2958 2960 2959 2958 2857 2959 2957 2958 2949 2951 2949 2951 2895 2901 2WS 290L Fallen Parts of B-29 Sought by Probers OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 29. (/p) —The Air Force accident lnv«tlga tion board probing the crash of B-2S »al<J today It was searchin for parts of the bomber whlcl might have dropped off in fllgh Thirteen men died In the eras aVTalihlna, Okla,, last Monda rilght. MaJ. Adolph ZImmer said rest dents between Port Smith, Ark and Tallhlna,. are being asked t report any parts which might be found. The plane, on a non-stop nav! gntlonal flight out of Smoky III Air Force Base at Salina, Kas., wa. last reported over Fort Smith. I later crashed in Southeastern OWa horn a. * ZImmer said a probi Is bein made to find the cause of the dis aster. The remaining segments o the charred plane are being trucke to Tinker Air Force Base here fo Inspection. N. O. Cotton 1:30 p.m. quotation: Open High Low Clos Oct 2969 2971 2068 29T n«c 2553 2955 2953 2053 Mar ....... 2951 2952 2951 2952 M?y 2946 29« 2944 294. July 2S&8 «*0 288S 2680 The meeting was arranged yes- j erday by Gov. Forrest Smith of fissourl, who said he had a settle- icnt plan in mind. He would not Isclose details. In telegrams to governors of the fleeted urea, Smith said the 20- ay strike was disrupting economic ondltlojis and that apparently no rogress was being made In negolln- ons between the railroad and the our striking brotherhoods. The telegrams went to chief exec- lives of DllnoU, Tenne.ssee, Lousiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Okla- oma, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado nd Texas. Invitations also were sent to Guy A. Thompson, MoPoc - trustee, and o chairmen of the striking uniocis. Federal councillators, too, will be on land. Gov. Std McMath of Arkansas had lubber Company Strike Negotiators Agree on o Strike' Provision DAYTON, O., Sept. 29. OT—Nego- lators In the month-old strike at he B. P. Goodricli Coi reached len- atlve agreement on a "no strike" :lause today. A union spokesman said "It looks Ike we're not too far apart on the •emainSng six Issues." J. W. Keener, Goodrich vice pres- dent, announced the. no-strike agreement during a recess in the week-old negotiations. "The union, has promised to put nto the proposed contract a clause >arring strikes during the ; life of ':he contract," Keener Bald. He described the no-strike, pledge as one - of the major . barriei's agree'nwrH, » , to Parade to Close 59th Reunion of Confederate Vets LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 29. (/!•) —A pnrflde tadny brings the 69th annual reunion of Confederate veterans to a close. The four ' old soldiers attending the meeting will ride In automobiles over the same route that President Truman marched here last June. An Issue over selection of n 1D50 reunion .site has been settled. -It will be held in Blloxl, Miss. This was announced hy W. Scott Hancock, adjutant to Oen. James W Moore, commander-ln-chief of the veterans. He caid he hnd Informed Chamber of Commerce officials In Charleston, S.C., which had made a strong-bid for next year's meeting A hitch over selection of the convention city developed becaus, General Moore tentatively had accepted the Invitation of Charleston and declined to back down. Hov; ever, Charleston chamber officials said they would withdraw the In vitatfon If they were assured that the 1950 reunion won't be the last Hancock made it clear that the Intention of the Sons of Con uggcslcd such a conference earlier ul Smith held out, hoping that the Isputants themselves would settle he walkout. Thompson yesterday answered a union chnrgc Hint bankers control- ed the Missouri Pacific nnd reused to settle the strike because hey also controlled other railroads where similar grievances existed. "Wlerd, fantastic and false," Thompson said. "No bank or bank- TS control or have anything to do K'lth the Missouri Pacific properties or their operation. "The title to those properties is 'estcd in me as trustee, and us rustce I nm charged with the duty of operating them under the man- Inte of the law and orders of the Tedcrnl court. : - , "That I am doing to the best of my ability." (See additional sfory an Fate 8) Ford Pensions To Be Weapon In Steel Dispute PITTSBURGH, Sept. 29. (/]*)— Agreement or Pord Motor Company Lo finance pensions for aged 'CIO United Auto Workers today increased pressure on steel negotiators for a settlement. Neither the Unite'd Slates Stee Corporation, biggest producer anc Industry lender, nor the CIO United Stcclworkcis would comment ; on the Ford settlement as 'bargaining teams gathered here for new contract talks. .'nre working against « Friday mldnlgliS strike deadline Ford's willingness to pav for 10-ccnt hourly neiutcn • and Insurance package places a 'new weapon In the union's hands , The, iiulo pact conforms to 'the I ccommcnUations of jlhe steel in- diutryj'fact finding board and 'caves steel companies standing firm on tliclr refusal to go along on tho recommendation that employers bear nil expenses U. S. Steel nnd other big producers want employes to share In the costs. Tile union says that all companies .which don't switch over will be slruck^at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. Determined Pijlllp Murrey, • president of both the CIO and the steel workers, wont ahead with plans to flash the strike signal to about 500,000 unionists In the basic steel industry. Sonic plants already havo begun to curtail operations in preparation for a possible strike. Ho gave no sign of giving up his fight to force the steel Industry to pay the entire cost of a pension- Insurance program. Company Agrees To Finance Plan Auto Workers to Get Total of $100 Monthly On Reaching Age 65 ' DETROIT, Sept. 29. (AP)' -The Ford Motor Co. and Llie CIO United Auto Workers reached agreement early today on a history-making p^h- : •• sion plan to be. financed , by the company. It will pay $100 monthly— including; Social Security—to Ford workers over 65. The agreement, based on « ten- cent an hour,package recently recommended by a presidential fact- finding board hv the.steel Industry . 5!££« i . 8trtl " °< "5.WO RM . production workers. The marathon negotiations ran nearly 35 hours without 'recess an<! set an ^endurance record Tor the h 1 " dustr > r - A * Me «s midnteht; when the old contract expired, UAW President Waiter P. Reuther said there was still a 50-50 chahce' * walkout might be called * The new pact runs two and « Effective. Oct. i, providing It li ratified by rank and file Ford workers, the new contract Is un- que In the auto IndUotry'a history In at least three respect*: 1. It calk for the 'rirst major pension plan, and the company^ agreed 'or the flrrt tl the flrrt tlm. to Drops Pay H lke l>*m»nd ° ' he " rst lhn *' the Few Arkansas Districts Reject Increases in School Levies lor J950 UTTI^ ROCK, Sept. 20. UT) — _— Latest returns from Tuesday's federate Veterans, which sponsor school elections show that at least the reunions, to continue the annual meetings as long as there nrc two veterans living. He snld It Isn't planned to make next year's reunion the l?st one. Dell Driver Fined $200 Following Auto Accident W. C. Qrice of Dell was fined ?200 and costs in Municipal Court this morning on a charge of driving while under the Influence of itquor. Mr. Grlce was arrested Sunday night after the automobile he was driving was Involved In an accident with one driven by Robert Reid at the Intersection of Walnut and Division Streets. Claude Cooper, attorney for the defense, appealed the court's decision and the appeal bond was set V, $300. In other action Saldana Vallejb was fined $35 and costs on his plea of guilty to a charge of driving while under the Influence of liquor. New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. quotations: A T and T 142 1-8 Amer Tobacco 73 1-i Anaconda Copper 26 3-4 Beth Steel 281-2 Chrysler Gen Electric . ... Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Inl Harvester . 53 1-8 37 5-8 ... 51 1-4 ... 10 3-4 ... 27 National Distillers 207-8 Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Stvidebaker Standard of N J Texas Corp J. C. Penney U S Steel 1 Scars Roebuck 20 1-8 12 1-8 16 1-2 11 3-8 70 1-2 CO 7-8 53 3-41 539 districts approved tnx rate Increases while 10 rejected higher taxes. Latest figures arc from Montgomery nncl Yell counties. The four Montgomery County districts approved 2G mills. Five Yell districts approved a simitar rate while one, Bcllvillc, rejected an Increase . ,, , •--«" vutit, me LuJJOJi left Its demand for an hourly wage increase go by the board in favor of security provisions The present wage rate of »1 65 M hour will be continued. „ 3 «« 30-month duration, a record in the auto Industry, The pact may well affect million'! of Corkers In the nation'* other' heavy industry—particularly the steel uorkcis Ford Vice President John S BUKM said his firm n 'pension agreement wns based on the expenditure of tho 10-cent an hour limit recommended by a presidential fact- ' finding board In the steel Industry ™. at .-'?**?*«"• nas not .been to s tccl workers been and » "This agreement,*'' Heather said. ponta the wny in the steel Industry, where they are resisting a principle established here-that a pension should be entirely company- finnnced. It will lay the ground"" 0 " lnduslry "' Bugas, who estimated hfs company eventually would'• be' paylnr $20,000.000 a year for pcnslons/caS? ccl the settlement "a very good bargain for Ford, Its employes and the union." . / • . Gain 10 Cents an Hour He baser! his estimates on a figure of 371 cents an hour a worker— tho top the company figures it can spend for pensions since It already contributes 1)4 cents for an Insurance plnn. The presidential panel had recommended that any welfare payments now. made by management be subtracted by the ten-cent total. : Reuther's statement following the contract agreement stated Ford workers' economic gains "are In excess of ten cents an hour." The pension plan will be administered by a Joint board of trustees See FOHD on Paje 5 'Employ the Handicapped' Idea Gains Firm Hold in Blytheville Jobs for nearly 700 physically handicapped during the first half of tht: persons were obtained •s year through the Employment Security Officially proclaimed in Blytheville by Mayor Doyle Hcnder.wn, Employ the Physically Handicapped" also is heing observed throughout the nation to stimulate employment of these workers. This will be lhe fifth year that this "week" has been observed. It v.'a.( established by the 79th Congress. During the first half of 1940 end- Ing June 30, Mr. Cleveland said. 6S9 handicapped person; from this area were placed In gainful employment. This U nearly three and one-half time.'! the number placed lost year. Given its Initial stimulus by the manpower shortage during the war, the move to find employment for the physically handicapped has largely maintained Its Impetus, Cleveland said. Last year, 118 handicapped workers were placed In Jobs. This was four time? as many as In 1941, he said. The 1-J i first six months 01 thlT year also Placements Gain Dlac/nent figure for the exceeds by nearly six times tits number placed during the peat employment year of 1945. A total of J33 handicapped persons were employed through the Employment Security Office in Blytheville during that year. A statement Issued by the Arkansas Employment Security Division in Little Rncfc said: "The large number of placements of physically limited persons shows that many employers have recognized the work ability of handicapped .persons. However, not all employers ' have learned that handicapped workers arc as efficient, safe and productive —when they are placed In Jobs which utilize their abilities—as non- handicapped workers." ;' In his proclamation, Mayor Henderson urged "all employers to place till their employment.orders with the Arkansas Employment Sccutty Division office so that impaired per- soixs may be given an opportunity to prove their value in self-respecting and productive

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