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BLYTHEVilLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 162 Blytlwrttl* D«lly New* .BlythtvUl* C-ourtor Miwluippl Valley Leader \ THK pounmrr KEwapAPHt OF MOSTHEA BT ABKAKSAB AND BOUTHZAST ICSSODHI , BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS? FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER SO, 1949 TWELVE PAGES Truman Threatens Long Battle to Get 'Fair Deal' Passed President Raises New Possibility Of Keeping Congress in Session ,,.. :.-.' By Ernest B. Va<ur« *f KANSAS CITY, Sept. 30. (AP)—President Truman confronted Capitol Hill opponents today with a new threat to keep Congress in session until it enacts his entire "Fair -*Deal" program. ,"• : And,. If that course'fails, he said the Democrats "will win-'with that program" In 1950 and again in 1952. In fighting words, he sounded the keynote for Democratic orators In next ^year's Congressional -campaigns at a testimonial dinner for the party's national chairman, Wll- King Cotton Days Proclamation Issued by Mayor Mayor Doyle Henderson this morning proclaimed th« week «f Oct. 3-8, when , Blytheville merchants will sponsor Klnf Cotton Days In conjunction with the National Cotton Picking Contest, as In hU proclamation, Mayor "Kins Cotton Week.'* Henderson said the week is deadened to "honor our leading pro- <iuct, cotton, and the farmers of this section who produce our lead- in? agricultural product." Kins Cotton Days, Oct. 6-7-*, is a trade promotion event which Is being sponsored by the Merchants Division of the BlytheviUe : Chamber of Commerce. On those three days, Blytheville stores are to offer specially priced merchandise for the event. Soybean Harvest Starts in County Yields Are Checked In Fields Entered in Joycees' 1949 Contest ^Two soybean plot*, entered In the Third Annual Soybean Yield Con- fet sponsored by the Junior Cham- ,ber of Commerce of -Blytheville, h«T» been" harvested t B Chandler, chairman of the contest an- iwroced today > ' v >, *?*•- «jmpleo from th»~harvesU been turned'over to James s, chairman of the weights I measurement phase of the con- 1 and will be analjted soon by ^ i Sallu, supervisor of Woodson- _iiant laboratories "fifty 'plots, a record entry list kav. >-"- -ntered In the contest, • nd r" 1 ' about five or six have bes 1 1->- .ared and are nearly ready ffV to-west The remaining plots Will be measured this week. Mr. Chandler said the harvest was •till too young to Indicate whether- or not the yields would be larger than those of the previous year. eorge DHIahunty's plot at Yar- and Comiay Duncan's plot, out ^ •p fro vested. 1 Tne winner of the' contest will win a SlOO cash prize, the Ed Criti Trophy, and be honored at E Soybean Yield Contest Banquet in the early part of December. Pemiscof County. ( : :ets$351,884os State School Aid : Pemiscot County clerk Harold S. Jones has reported that a check for $351.884 has been received from the - state treasurer ns tlie first payment of state aid funds for schools in the county for the current school year. Additional money from the state is expected in December and March. The mcncy will be apportioned ifcpng school districts of the coim- Syiiased on enrollment and attendance. Ozark Child la Killed : OZARK, Ark., Sept. 30. (fP>— An eight-year-old child running to catch a school bits died under the wheels of a heavy tnicK near here today. Tlie child, William McKee. was struck on Highway 6J, about two mil?s west of Altus. Franklin county Sheriff \V. L. Russell said. Ham M. Boyle, Jr. Boyle, like ;th» President, Is a Jackson County Missourian. Tlie President, 'speaking last night at the end of a program-in which a long list of talkers including Vice President Barkley, preceded him, also: 1. Promised to battle for measures to raise the country's Income to $300,000.000,000 annually and establish "an income level in the country of JI.OOO per.family per year" which he said "is not « pipe dream." ... T 2. Hinted that : Barkley, » frequent caller on Mrs. Carleton Hadley of St. Louis, might be getting married soon. 3. Declared tiiat the country needs a "real, honest free press 1 worse than anything in the -world. Warns of Isolationism 4. Said that in these critical days of an uneasy peace, "it is dangerous to try to go back" to % the 1890 Isolationist attitude and that the country must ."catch up with the moral spirit that .will match the material In.which we live." The dapper, gray-haired chief executive, speaking before several thousand of the party faithful, declared that his party will battle on for enactment of itj 1948 platform pledges. - :-* ... . ^ - ; .- • T2!"" 1 *** n to!d ««; Congress and the leaders in the Congress that we are going to fight it out on that basis if It takes all summer and winter, and ali next summer" he said ' Approximately, «.MO persons ; Plat* at thf-ainneMc. hoW Boyle" ™f v *«?»&£ «1toet-' members, other rop-l^gLwiSungton ofS 1 cials and forernon from wveral SUttM Mr Truman came through with this comment on BarWey, who ear- ter addressed ths "fellow Missourians celebrant* as „? .T Iv. J ' * e " re >ery glad that we ha™ managed to get our distinguished, vice president to visit a place In Missouri outside of St. Louis. The.vice president Is » grand man, and I am proud that he Is my friend and counsellor, and I also am exceedingly glad that he I- about to become a cltiz«n of Missouri." BarMEy'j daughter, Mrs. Max O. Triutt, scoffed at the Idea that Mr Truman's remarks, or those of the vice.pres'dent, had any serious significance-Insofar .as marriage was concerned. .. Mr. Triiman winds up a two-day visit to Missouri this morning with a call on his sister. Miss Mary Jane Trrman, and his brother, J. Vivian Truman, of nearby Grandview, Me New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. quotations- AT <t T ..' Amer Tobacco . '..'." Beth Steel ....'," Chrysler Coca Cola ........'" Gen Electric Gen Motors . ... Montgomery Ward N Y Centra! ' 'Hit Harvester National Distillers .' Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum".'.'." Studebaker ..., Standard or N J .'.'.'. Corp J C Penney U S steel H2 73-3-8 28 152 1-8 166 1-4 37 1-8 63 5-8 50 1-2 10 1-2 27 203-4 20 3-4 11 7-8 16 3-« . 31 69 3-8 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS 1 _ | . , ' ; . Lewis Ends 2 Mine Walkouts Last-Minute Tal Thousands of CIO Workers Strike Before Deadline PITTSBURGH, Sept. 30. (If) — Big steel and the CIO got together with. federal mediators todaj In a last ditch try to stave off a natloti- 'ade steel strike at midnight. .But even as they met, the newt was riot cood. From coast to'coast, and from the *ulf to the border, the gigantic steel industry banked Its fires In readiness for the strike. And thousands of Philip Murray s United Steelworkers Jumped the gun in wildcat walkouts. William N. Margolls, assistant director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and Peter Seitz, Its general counsel, met with the disputants. Surprisingly, there was an air of good humor. ;' Nobody mentioned in public the point at issue: Should the union help p»j for Its Insurance and pensions? .: • But Murray joked with reporters and he grinned as he asked Margolls: "Is the enemy here yet? ' A mediator has no power— other than the power of suggestion Sometimes he can hit on an Idea that is acceptable to both sides But neither the union nor the companies needs to pay any attention to what he s&ys. :As production dropped, and as picketing started, the two sides still seemed far apart. • Fer eMm.»le, after last nfcht't mwtlnr with U.S. Steel, Murray had only this to say: ."I wouldn't even comment about hop: at thb time." ,. That'a how bleak the picture b. The Issus Is a pension- Insurance program. f.The union wants steel .firms to adopt the formula set down by :PresIdent Truman's fact-finding board This Is a 10-cent an hour contribution paid entirely by Industry. The union "says Its the- minimum they'll take • Wf rteeltryected the proposal Instead It offered a pension-insurance plan toward which employe' would f contribute "- 1 ' f Murray 'and his 500000 workers wouldn't buy that steel- Thev "We've guen up demands for a pay Increase as ordered by the fact- finding board Now industry must yield " Twice Murray agreed to « strike truce, requested bv Mr '•niman while negotiations for a new steel pact continued. Now—It's 1 a "contract or « strike And, says Murray, If it's a_strlke the steel industry forced it on the workers. One smalt firm — Po-tsmouth (Ohio) Steel Corporation — hai Sinn ta to Murray, Unofficially it's the 14th largest steel producer In the nation. But it employs only 4,m of (he 50«,000 unionists. .17. S. Steel, the Industry's giant, hires 160,000, about one third. Any agreement with U.S. Steel would undoubtedly, set.a pattern for the rest of the steelmakers. Federal mediators fell that they can get Murray and U.S. Steel together. They're going to try In conferences night. And throughout the day and the. strike dea'dllne approaches, .the.picture grows bleaker. A steel 'shutdown,' economists hint, could start a slide toward recession. Old Soldier Returns WASHINGTON, Sept, 3D. la*) — Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler is returning to duty in the Pacific where he led the famed 37th "Fighting Bircfceye" Infantry division through « months, of: hard fighting In World wan n. The Army announced today thnt Bel(?htler. now commanding the Fifth Armored Division at Camp Chaffee. Ark., Is being transferred . ., 60 a-8 to the far east command In Tokyo. 53 7-8 1 His exact assignment was not an- 23 3-* nounced/ Spy Probers Name'Scientist X 1 :'/ Bv Douglas B. Cornell WASHINGTON, sept. 30— (*>— T ne House Un-American Activities Committee today named Joseph W. Wcmbcrg, university of Minnesota professor, as the "Scientist X" accused pf slipping wartime atomic se "^ ts to a Communist spy. , The committee recommended In » report that the Justice Depart§ ™ prosecute Weinberg on ff" he llea under oath in: n h.^f yin * Comm Mnist Party membership and attending young Communist League meetings 2 Knowing communist Leader Steve Nelson. I. .Knowing Nelsons secretary, Bemadette Doyle 'Committee members said th«* denals were made at closed door **? |OI H W h , e , l(1 ut * to 1»« M that tWne the witness before the committee was as -'Scienti as Identified publicly only ntist X" £ Kelson, the committee sajs ***»«*<1 In securing Information regarding development of the «tom- fc^bomb from .. Sclenlst X" 1 " "^ bac u ta 1943 tne com adds, when Weinberg was tory at the University of Califorril*. The laboratory helped perfect the A-bomb. The story of the Nelson-Scientist X case Is an old one of the 'committee first unfolded a year »*jo. But while the Identity of Scientist X was widely known »round Waah- inglon, the committee waited, until today to put the finger on him by name. • . ( During the Intervening year It tried to weave around Weinberg * network of evidence to support Its demands trial on that he be brought perjury charges. to Today'j report brings out some evidence, based largely on intelligence reports and on statements of security officers for the atomic project that, they saw contacts between Nelson und Weinberg and Bernadette Do>le and Weinberg. The committee quoted what It said wa* p»rt of a report from intelligence «g«nU—It dldnt Identify the agents—regarding Instruction* Kelson gave Weinberg. "The instructions were," It said, that Weinberg should furnish Nel- um wtth v tatom*Uaa eooctnui* -*i« <- ,v <"• the atomic bomb project so that Nelson could, In turn, deliver It to the proper officials of the Soviet government. . "Nelson told Wembcrg that nil Communists engaged on the atomic project should destroy their Communist Party membership books, refrain from using liquor and tie every precaution regarding their espionage activities." ' Furthermore, the,committee quoted testimony from James Sterlln Murray, former security chief for the atomic project in the San Fr«nc!sco area, that he and agents Harold Zlndle and George Rathman watched a meeting In Welnberg's home at Berkley, Calif., from the roof of an apartment next door. He cald Nelson and Bernadette Doyle came to the meeting. Murray put the date '*t Aug. 12, 1943. The report noted tfiat Welnbcr*. also denlert.twice to the committee that he furnished any Information regarding the atomic bomb to Nelson. "This," It said, "Is in direct contradiction to the testimony ot Mur- ;ajp and Steel Dispute 'TOKYO ROSE' CONVICTED—An expressionless "Tokyo Rose," Mrs I\a ogura D Aquino, lea'.es federal court room at Ban Francisco, tTalif accompanied by a deputy marshal after hearing the jury announce last night a verdict of guilty of treason. 'Tokyo Rose' Is Found Guilty Poll Tax Buying Rush Under Way Mississippi County Electors May Set New Record This Year Sheriff's offices In Blythevillo and Qsceola were a beehive of activity today as people lined lip to beat the deadline for tax payments. The offices will remain bpdh until midnight tomorrow and personal,, property and poll taxes arc to able, but 1.069 persons, had mnde be paid prior to that time. Today's records were not avail- poll tax payments at the Blylheville office by 5 p.m. yesterday and the total.at CXsceolB was 5.600. A record number of persons assured their voting right.-! last year, when 13,000 In Mississippi County were Issued poll tax receipts. It Is expected that the number will be even greater this year.' Lines formed -In the .'obuilliou.se halls at Blytheville early this morn- Ing, and four clerks are at work accepting the lax payments. The poll (axes will qualify electors for voting in any election In the state after Oct. 2, if other voting qualifications are hiet, and will bo good through October 1, 1050. The next election In Mississippi County is the hospital bonrl Issue, for $200,000, to be voted on October 11. Tax payments this week liave .exceeded previous sales periods and since jast Saturday have mounted to 12,669 from 8,800, an increase of 3,869 In four days, while during the. previous week 1,600 .were Issued. Men Ordered Back On Jobs in Western And Anthracite Pits WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, \V. Va., Sept. 30. (AP) —John L. Lewis today ordered Pennsylvania's 80,000 hard: coal miners and 22,000 soft coal diggers west of the Mississippi to go back to work Monday. As far as these men are concern-*— . cd, it ends a walkout started Sent. 10. The move whs announced In a telegram from Lewis to presidents of the affected United Mine Workers' districts. The telegram said: "The suspension of mining In the western'and anthracite areas Is not now vltnl to the pending wage negotiations/'.-,' H said the action was taken "to minimize loss to all parties." The telegram was released here be UMW Vice president Thomas Kennedy. ' In the absence of Lewis, Kennedy heads the union bargaining tenm In contract negotiation's with northern and western soft coal operators. ' Affects Three Districts The order affects three UM\V anthracite districts In Eastern Pennsylvania and seven bituminous districts covering Washington, Iowa, Kansas, .Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Missouri, Wyoming, Utah, and Montana. Soft coal prod action In these states Is estimated at less than '10 per cent of the national total. .The hard coal districts produce some 57,000,000 ton* of hard coal each year. Kennedy said western production goes largely to domestic markets. Mines west of the Mississippi, he explained, do not compete ,wlth the' big Eastern . fields and the action was taken to meet special problems in the west, f SAN PfcANCISCO Sept 30 (#j-|Stony faced, Iva Togura D'AquIno heard herself convicted of treason last night— for telling American troops tlieir ships had been sunk in Leyi the ,'Pacific." A. somewhat •Guf and they were "orphans of reluctant federal into the marshal's van and back to the county Jail. Tims ended the longest treason trial In modern history. iurt'jury of six men and six .women brought in the verdict cfter four days' deliberation. , A surprised "oh!", of apparent disappointment, swept the courtroom. Iva—Los Angeles-born rind - educated—remained as stole as she had during the" 12-weefc trial: 'Head bowed, she said nothing. No tears. Later she told her attorney "I.'can't understand it." An appeal ls-plan- ned. October - 5 was. set for sentencing. The minimum sentence' wo'uld be five years imprisonment arid a $10,000 fine; the maximum—death. But the government did not isle .the death penalty. Follow Judge's Instructions Foreman John Mann said the Jurors L would have liked to acquit the'33-year old woman known to. . f . , ... pi's as Tokyo Hose, but "we did i'."" 5 a1so ca)1 tot pay increases for the only thing we thought possible under the judge's Instructions." Actually, she was convicted on only one of the eight counts In the Indictment. That one related to her broadcast from Radio Tokyo in October, 1944, about the Lcyte Gulf battle. Kenkichi Oki, an official of Radio Tokyo, testified the defendant said "Now you fellows have lost all your ships. You arc really orphans of the. Pacific. How do you think you nfe' ; going to get Iiome ..." That, the jury decided, wns sufficiently damaging to American morale to constitute treason.- Her defense was based primarily on the contention that her wartime btond- casts on the "Zero Hour" were harmless entertainment, and she and prisoners of war on the same program really tried to boost instead of lower morale. While Chief Prosecutor Tom Dc- Wolfc termed the verdict "a Just one for the United States." Defense' Attorney Wayne Collins called ItJ "absolutely erroneous — unsupporl-j able by any credible testimony."! Collins said he would file a mo-/ tion for arrest of Judgment, for new trial and would appeal. Verdict Comes Quickly Tlie verdict came with surprlsln suddenness. The courtroom, we packed during the trial, was fa from full. Everyone thought the jurj was getting ready to recess for din-! ncr. The Jury at no time had giver any Indication of Its sentiment, al though it frequently called foi transcripts of testimony and foi explanations of Judge Michael J Koche's instructions. Iva, termed an "arch traltoress' and a "female Benedict Arnold" b the prosecution, sat Immobile a' the separate verdicts were read or the eight counts—not guilty on sev Senate Approves Pay Boosts for Cobiner Members WASHINGTON, 6ept. 30. («>)— President Truman's cabinet members can look forward with assurance today to a pay boost following Senate approval of a bill to rake them from their present $15,000 a year to $22,500. . The Senate action, taken on a 52 to 14 vote last night, sent the measure back to the House, which previously had voted the depart- heads a $25,000 salary. Both iong list of other high government officials. .Their differences must now be Ironed out In conferences. : All 37 Democrats present In the .Senate voted for the pay Increase, which Mr. Truman f.ftld would make it easier for the government to compete with industry for top executives. The Republicans split, 15 to 14 against. Tax Report Issued LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 30. (/P) Arkansas Revenue Commissioner Dean B. Morley today reported September tax collections of $5,611,182. The commissioner said collections during (he first nine months Of 1949 total S62,410005 en, guilty on one. Inscrutable, she listened as tho judge thanked the Jury: "No jury In all the years of my experience has exercised more patience." There was a brief consultation of lawyers and the decision on the sentence date. Then Iva was led down- , .„.., tUln, »ud *x>n afurwwds hutUed — Sttl, H O. Cotton Open High Low 1:30 °ct- 2064 2968 2962 296T Dec. 2952 2955 2952 2963 MM. 2949 2952 2949 2949 Ma? 2914 2946 2942 2943 July 2891 2392 2888 2888 Weather Arkansas forecasts: Fair and _ little warmer this afternoon and tonight. Saturday, partly cloudy and warmer. Missouri forecasts: Increasing cloudiness northwest, fair cast and so-jth tonight and Saturday. Warmer tonight and Saturday. Minimum this morning—40. Maximum yesterday— 12. Sunset today—6:4«. Sunrise tomorrow—5:54. Precipitation J4 hours to 7 a.m today—none. . Total since Jan. 1—41.12. Mean temperature fmldwoy between high and low)—5«. Normal mean for Sept.—142 This T>»tt Last Tear Maximum yesterday—73. . Minimum this mornfnjir^SS. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date On the U. S. Labor Scene Rubber Strike Ends DAYTON, O, Sept 30_W)_Ne- jotiators announced today that they niave Breached a settlement "in- the 34-day old Qoodrlch rubber strike of 18,000 workers. Asa Tiller,-'.International 'representative of the. CIO United Rubber Workers, announced the agreement • He said a new contract will be signed late this afternoon with the B.P. Godrich Co. The strike over wages and pensions affected production workers in Goodiich' plants' in Akron! Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Cadillac, Mich.; Clarksville, Tenn.; . Los Angeles; Oaks, pa ( , and Mami, Okla. It began Aug. 27 after expiration of. the.old contract. Negotiations began In Chicago but were moved to Dayton. Bus Strike Averted ST. LOUIS, Sept. 30—M 1 )—A strike by 300. bus drivers of the Missouri Pacific Transportation Co., has been averted. A settlement of differences was reached late yesterday, with the drivers getting a wage increase from the present 5.7 cents a mile to 6. cents. The Missouri pacific Transportation Co., Is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the MoPac Railroad, which is tied up by a three-week- old strike. Both serve the same general area. J. H. Duke of Little Rock, Ark., general chairman of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, said that In addition to the wngc Increase the bus drivers got a boost in rent allowance from 41 to J1.50 a night. "Numerous other minor changes were agreed on." he added. MoPac Strike Continues There were no new developments today in the railway walkout. Speaking last night at a meet- Ing of about 800 MoPac strikers, J. J. Rllcy, acting assistant grand chief engineer of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, blamed Ouy A. Thompson for the strike. Thompson is a trustee of the railroad, a job he has held for 16 years, Rlley charged that Thompson had brought about the strike to keep the railroad In receivership and preserve his position. More Pensions Sought DETROIT, Sept. 30— (/Th- The CIO United Auto Workers, assured of $100 maximum monthly pensions for Ford workers, focuscd-attenllon today on tho remainder of the auto.lndu.''-". Ford agreed yesterday to foot the bill on all costs of retirement pensions except those payments made by workers for federal Social Security. Including the Social Security benefits, a new Ford contract guarantees workers with 30 years service $100 monthly on retirement at age 65. It was the UAW's first such pension contract In the auto Industry. Chrysler Corp., another of the Industry's "Big Three," was the union's next target. ther said negotiations to win the sime concessions from Chrysler would'ibcgln "very sopn." Actually, intermittent bargaining hns been under way with Chrysler tor,several weeks, but remained secondary as the UAW let Ford set the pace. Violence Flares There was violence In other labor disputes yesterday. Deputy sheriffs used tear gas bombs to break up a rock-throwlns crowd of striking unionist* at thf Bell 'Aircraft Corp., plant hear Buffalo, N.Y. The oio-unlted Auto Sea LABOR on Page Wainwright Visil Set for November Memorial to Heroes Of World War II Will Be Dedicated *> Gen. Jonathan M. Wainwright will be In Blytheville November 6 to dedicate, the memorial to Mississippi County'* war dead, it wai announced today by.Curlts J. Little, president ol the Mississippi County Memorial Association. - The November 6 date was set after the, retired army general stated (liat he would be unable to' accept an Invitation to dedicate the monument at an earlier date ,, Plans for the dedication an'd other activities to honor General Wnlnwrlght while he is here will be announced later. It Is planned that a breakfast and reception ba held for him. Along with .General Wainwrlght's appearance for the ceremonies the Naval Band from Mllllngton Naval Station and possibly an army band from Oamp Ohaffee near Port ' Smith or Jefferson Barracks, near St. Louis, will here for thed dedication and take part In the parade/' ' The monument-has been erected on the court house lawn, by John O. McHaney and Sons, contractors, i this week,, and beginning Monday, names to be cut on the stone,will be added, and after the surrounding area is landscaped the work will bt (Completed. , i--i '.• /.*. >-; v?i !t *&£- ; ..The shaft was'Planhed fiut'-Ajwt' : and started with special rites- forV Lt. Edgar. H. (Buck) Lloyd, the county's only Congressional Medal of Honor winner. - v ' =• • Along- w lth Lieutenant Lloyd 161 other .names are to be cut Into the granite stone. •• " >' Chinese Red Leader Heads Peiping Regime By the Associated Press Mae T&e Tung, long the leader of China's Communists, today was Navy Launches ,-Probe of Fatal Mortar Explosion BOSTON, Sept. M. (ff)—A mortar explosion which killed a veteran newspaper photographer and wounded three Naval officers during a mock amphibious assault yesterday on & Boston beach was under Investigation today by a swiftly-convened Naval court of inquiry. The court was empowered to call both civilian and military" witnesses. A Naval officer said Morris "Mae" Flneberg, 66, of trie Boston Post elected head of the new Red regime died Instantly—that when he nish- in Pelplng. ed to his side there was no pulse. The Communist radio In Pelplng] The same blast grievously Injured ' ' Lt. Hugh E. McStay of of Norfolk, Va., regarded by the Navy as an outstanding underwater demolition expert. Although his name was still on the danger list, physicians said McStay was showing surprising Improvement today. The .other officers, Lt. Cdr. B. said Mao was named chairman of the -"Central Peoples Government" a' "The Peoples Republic of China." Mao will preside over a government council which, previous broadcasts have said, will be the highest ruling authority. • The peasant's son, who helped to found the Chinese Communist Party in 1921, was elected unanimously by the political consultative conference. The broadcast was heard by Ihc Associated Press at San Francisco. Denfeld Declines Mission To Rescue U. S. Ships WASHINGTON, Sept. 30. tit'i — Adm. Louis Denfcld, Chief of Naval Operations, declined today to "provide American Naval intervention for release of three United slates merchant ships held at Shanghai by Nationalist gunboats. •' Denfcld, replying to a request from the owners, wired that "you will appreciate that the employment of United States Nnvnl forces under the present circumstances Is not in accord with United suites government policy." New York Cotton Open High Low 1:30 Oct 2967 2372 29C« 2971 I3 ec 2957 2960 2956 2957 Mar 2957 2958 2956 2956 May 2948 2350 2948 2948 July 2898 2901 2898 2898 Grant Meade 'of Philadelphia and Ens'. William Langone of Boston sere considered out of danger. The fatal explosion occurred as 1600 Marines stormed ashore In landing craft and as demolition charges shook the ground. In tho general In.'«no of sound, and flume few wore Immediately aware of the tragedy. Typhoid Fever Cose Reported in Manila Mississippi County's second typhoid case for the year was reported to health officials at th* North Mississippi County Health unit. Floyd Nelson, 11, of Manila, has been hospitalized at Memphis. The other case. Willie Bradford, a five-year-old Negro child, was hospitalized in late July. His case first was diagnosed as poliomyelitis and the diagnosis later changed. Soybeons 1:30 p.m. quotations: > Open High Low Close Nov 228K 23071 228',i 230V- DCO 22B'i 230'.5 228H 230U Mar 228 230S 228 23015 May ....... 220 228 225M 227X Senate Economy Bloc Admits Defeat; May Renew Efforts at Next Session WASHINGTON, 8epl. 30. Scnate economy talkers threw In the sponge today—for this year- after another wtback In their drive to cut federal spending. "I don't look for another try. until next session," said Republican Senator Bridges of New Hampshire, a leader of the let's-savc- rr.oney choir. The same sentiment was voiced by Senator McClellan of Arkansas, UAW President Walter p. Reu- one of the chief economy speaker* among the Democrats. Tlie move to whittle federal expenditures collapsed yesterday when the Senate rejected, 39 to 28, an amendment olTcred by Senator Ferguson (Il-Mlch.) H would have required President Truman to' reduce authorized spending by from five to 10 per cent for the fiscal year which began July I; Ferguson estimated that his plan would have saved up to $4,000,000,-.000, and that U would have come clos* U> balancing th* budget.

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