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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 76 BlytheviU* D«Uj Nr»» BlytheriUe Courier BlytbwUl* Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JUNE 20, 1949 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS 'resident Asks Creation of Tenth Cabinet Position Welfare Department Requested under New Reorganization Act WASHINGTON, June 20. W)— President Truman today asked Congress to create a tenth cabinet-rank department—a Department of Welfare—and to put the Commerce Department In charge of public roads. The dans—seven all told—were sent to Capitol Hill within a half lour after Mr. Truman signed the ong-debate reorganization bill giving him broad powers to merge and streamline government agencies, subject to Congreslonal velo. The Public Roads Administration now is In the Federal Works Agency. Welfare and Social Security matters are handled by the Federal Security Agency. All Ihe plans. If permitted to Itake effect, will carry out reform land economy proposals of the com•mission on government organiza •tion headed by former President |Herbert Hoover. The other five would (a) give Ithe Bureau of Employment Secur- llty (jobless pay and job placement! |to the labor Department, (b) re- anize the Postoffice Depart- fcl enlarge the scope of the xecutive Office of the President, |(d) streamline the Civil Service Icommlssion, and (el strengthen Ithe authority ol the chairman ol |ihe Maritime Commission. Conform to Hoover Plan All seven plans were described lay the White House as conforming I'qutte closely" to the Hoover Com- Itnission recommendations filed with Icongress this spring after two Jyears of research. Under the new law. the plans will I take effect in 60 days unless eith- ler House of Congress vetoes them I "within that- time by a majority Ivote of the full memberships—49 I no votes in the Senate or 218 in 1 the House. Each plan is to be con- |»ldered separately. Congressional leaders, after talk- I big with the President today, indi- I cated Congress still will be in ses- Ision when the 60 days are up on I August 19. They also predicted two I more reorganization plans will be pent.ii;> by the.Preaident shortly.. "The propofiil tb^Prtiij''!-: WelfiaS I Uepartmenf. .^rovifes^ 6hat it take lover the duties ftow administered I by Federal Security Administrator I Oscar Ewing\. Ewing, if Hi? 'then • holds the job would become "a, cab- llnet member as Secretary of -Wel- llare. I An undersecretry and three as- stant secrela " welfare would J be created and jffice of Federal (security Adn: .-atoi would be 1 abolished. '--- Dividend on Vets' Insurance Set for Payment in 1950 WASHINGTON, June », (*) — Veteran* Administrator Carl R. Gray, Jr., today authorized payment next year of a special $2.800,000,000 dividend on National Service Lite Insurance policies. Gray said he hopes veterans will begin receiving checks "some time in January, 1950," with payment substantially completed in the linst half oi that year. The dividend payment has been hopefully anticipated by some economists as a stimulant to purchasing power which might help offset declining business activity. A premature announcement of the action was put out by VA yesterday, but recalled because Gray had not yet signed the order. He signed it this morning. Surveys See 5 Million Jobless But Disagree on the Net Effect By Howard Dcbson WASHINGTON, June 20 tfl— Two national surveys agree the nation soon may have 5,000,000 or more jobless, but they disagree on what happens next. In reports published over the weekend: The Public Attain Institute warned, "Nothing In tight indicates a halt in unemployment Irendi." The American Federation of Labor declared, "a serious business recession is almost Impossible.- Senator O'Mahoney (D-Wyo), also in a weekend statement, said the situation Is confused and Congress will study it. The Public Affairs Institute, which describes itself as a nonprofit, non-partisan research organization, predicted that 8,000.000 workers will he out of jobs a year from now unless the federal government steps in to give business a boost. Unemployment may hit 6.000.00C by the end of this year, the insti tute added. Asks Federal Projects In a special report on employ ment, the institute recommendei tax cuts for the low and middle income brackets, emergency public' works in hard-hit areas, revival of the Civilian Conservation Corps, and other federal actions to reassure and stimulate business. "Unemployment has passed the 'spot' stage." the institute said. "It is not a local, but a national problem. " The AFI-. looked over the economic outlook In its magazine, "Labor's Monthly Survey," and found the prospect good. It acknowledged there are some dangers, however, and said policies of unions, management and the government right now are "all Important." It said wages should keep moving upward to increase consumer buy- Ing, but suggested Increases be based on Increases In productivity. It urged unions to cooperate with management in cutting out waste Swim Classes Are Postponed Playground Closes As Precaution to Stop Polio's Spread Postponement of the Red Cross swimming classes and temporary discontinuance of the "Y" Division Street playground resulted today from the high incidence of polio reported in Mississippi County. "Although doctors and health officials assure us there Is no epidemic of polio and they do not expect one, we want to cooperate with the Infantile Paralysis Foundation and to prevent any criticism of anyone concerned," said Mrs. Hugh Whitsitt, water safety chairman of the Red Cross. J. P. Garrott. director of the Blytheville "Y", said that the "Y" Board had decided to close its playground on Division Street. Announcement will be made when it is reopened, he said. 0 _ „ __. Mr. Garrott pointed out that this ant i bringing down expenses, announcement means that the play- The AFL warned this Is no time grounds will not be under supervi-1 f 0r government, management, or sion. and he emphasized that the, unions to start any tinkering that announcement affects the Division might bring on Inflation again. THE NEW SALUTES THE OLD—The U. S. Navy's Constitution, world's largest transport plane, soars past the famed frigate Constitution, relic of the days when the Navy fought Its wars with wooden ships. The giant plane, completing a 54-day cross-country hop, arrived at Charleston, Mass., on the 114th anniversary of the battle of Bunker Hill. (AP Wirephoto). Rev. Roy Bagley Becomes Pastor Of Church Here Rev. Allen D. Stewart Get* Assignment to Conway Pastorate New pastors were assigned to the two Methodist churches In ISly- lieviile by Bishop Paul B. Martin n the closing session of the North Arkansas Conference in Fayelte- •ille yesterday. The Rev. Roy I. Bngley was as- igned to First Church here to succeed the Rev. Allen D. Stewar vho will go to Conway to hecome >aslor of First Church in that city The Rev. Mr. nngley hns been inistor of the Methodist Church in Newport during the Ihrce year :hat the Rev. Mr. Stewart bus been here. He served here for fou months In 1946 succeeding the Re\ S. B. Wllford. who was aupolnle superintendent of the Bntesvlll District, «nd served under a temp orary appointment until the ne annual conference. N'eir Pastor Here Similar The Rev. Mr. Stewart and h family plan to leave for Conwa about Wednesday or Thursday o this week to his new pastorate an the Rev. Mr. Bagley will occup the pulpit in First church he Sunday. He served during World War as a chaplain In the Navy. He ob tained his bachelor of arts degr from Hendrix College In Conw and his bachelor of divinity degr from Southern Methodist Unive Foreign Ministers :nd Paris Meeting On Note of Accord PARIS, June 29. (/Pi—RiwsU, an hour after the Bit For foreign minister* adjourned their Paris meeting, asked them to reconTMH tonight and hold up issuance of the final communion*. PARIS, June 20. (AP)—The Big Four foreign minis- civs adjourned their conference today after reaching agree- icnt in principle on an Austrian independence treaty and n a way of working together in Germany. (e-burial Rites Thursday for Sgt. R. H. Bennett \O.W.Copoedge \A*wointed to \FHA Board Appointment of O. W. Coppedge I of Blytheville as a member of the I Mississippi County Farmers Home I Administration Committee WPS ari- Inouncert today by David C. Neal. IFHA supervisor of this county. The appointment was made by I J. V. Highfill. stnte director, from 1 the state headquarters In Little I Rock. Mr. Coppedge will succeed Har- Iman D. Alston of Manila, whose I term of office will expire on July 1. 1 Serving with Mr. Coppedse on the I county committee.after July 1 will I be Frank Dean of Whitton, and 1 Shed H. Bevill of Blytheville. The county committees \vere created under authority of the FHA rt of 1946 It is responsible for determining the el'sibility of appli- I cants for loans and passing upon I farms being conrfdered for ntlr- I chas?. enlargement, or improve- 1 meiit with loans made or insured by the Farmers Home Adminislra- I tion. Tn addition to dvltte. Mr. Neal snirt. Hie committee assists the county supervisor and advircs with I him concerning agricultural piob- I lems and conditions in the county as well as the overall activities ol the Farmers Home Administration The Mississippi County committee has r-ndercd valuable assistance to the Farmers Home Administration in connection with the agency's supervised agricultural credit program. Mr. Neal said. Price Supports I On Cotton Seed To Be Discussed Price supports for the 19*9 cotton I seed crop will be considered a 1 the executive board meeting of th 1 Mississippi County Farm Burea tonight in Wilson, according tf I Keith Bllbrey, county agent. The meeting win be at 7:30 pm | In the Wilson Tavern. The price support program cam I out of a meeting last week In Mem I phis cottonseed dealers and form |ers. Fred Plettnan. H. C. Knappen berger. I«tth Bllbrey, North Mis stssippl county Agent, and D. V Maloch, South Mississippi Couni Agent, attired the first Memphis (meeting. •.-The Memphis delegates also hea I plans for » belt-wide meeting be in WMhUigtoo. O. C, June Street playground only. The Junior Service League of Blytheville acted as supervisors for the playground. ' The Red Cross swimming classes; which were to have begtin. today, ttipniri .hav*/ l^n^ropdueted -in connection with : the Chidu^aw Athletic C|ub. No New CAMS Reported . No new cases of polio were discovered in the county over the weekend, Mississippi County Health Unit workers reported today. Last case was that of Mary Lou Sanders, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Sanders, .who was taken to John Gaston Hospital in Memphis last week. Mr, Sanders said today that his daughter's case was still one of the mildest cases In the hospital's isolation ward. She will remain in the Isolation ward for one more week and should she continue to show improvement, doctors predict that she will suffer few ill effects from the attack. In Caruthersville last week, & four-year old girl was stricken with polio and removed to the Children's Hospital in St. Louis. She was Billie Paye Blair Carmean, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Carmean, Senator O'Mahoney annou need that the Senate-House Economic Committee, of which he Is chairman, will study employment and investments. . Say« Total Employment Up' - *WblIe unemployment has .n- creased slightly during the first part of this year, M he said, *'at the same time the latest figures show that total civilian employment In May of this year was 58,694,000—a larger number than any previous month in 1949. and larger than the figures a year ago in May, 1948." The senator said May unemployment figures . can be explained in part by the fact that the nation's total labor force has increased almost 2.000,000 since the first of the year. Speaking of one aspect of the unemployment problem, Val J Washington of the Republican National Committee said Saturday thai more than 1.000,000 Negroes were out of work. He blamed the Democrats. "The Democrats should immediately devise means of taking care of colored citizens whom they have so heartlessly abandoned by de faulting on their civil rights promises," he said In a. statement. Members o/ Reserve Units Made Eligible For Death Benefits WASHINGTON, June 20. President Truman today signed a bill to provide disability or death benefits for members of the armed services' reserve engaged in active duty training for periods of less than 30 days or in inactive duty training. The President said in a stale- v ment the new law will eliminate 5a discrimination which has existed against reservists and national guardsmen* *-.*,;• ;A . - — - ' RiVers Refcede, Yield Bodies of Flood Victims Missouri Police Continue Search For Escaped Pair Pemiscot County and other Southeast Missouri poHce authorities were tod?,y continuing their earch for Kenneth Young, 24, of lytheville and William Grant umner. 41, who fled (rom the emisco'. County jail in Caruthers- ille In an early morning break himsdny. Pemiscot Sheriff Jake Claxton aid this morning that an exten- se;iich over the week-end fall- ci to produce new development."; as o the wherabouts of the two men vho forced the lock on their cell (By the Associated Press) The flooded Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers - receded today and yielded up the bodies of nine persons drowned in the rain-swept area. over the weekend. A dozen persons were reported missing after flash floods early Saturday sent the two rivers plunging over their banks, Petersburg. W. Va., was almost isolated for about 36 hours, but communications were restored yesterday. The angry waters wrecked 60 homes and approximately 285 other buildings there. Damage from the flood may run Housing Survey Gets Under Way Expediter to Get Blytheville Report By End of the Week The question of whether Blytheville will continue to have rental controls 'probably will be settled, within, the next two weeks. Ijiwrence Dargun of the regional office of the housing expediter' In Dallas said he expected to wind up today a survey he Is making here to determine the housing situation in the city and have his report In Washington by Friday. The office ol Federal Housing Expediter Tighe Wood will consider the report and send a decision to the Dallas office which will relay It to C. A. Cunningham, area rent director, here. Mr. Dnrgan said the report from the Dallas office should be received in Blytheville by a week from Friday at the latest. Mr. Cunningham made it clear that Mr. Dargan surveyed only the city of Blytheville. "Another man will be detailed to make a similar survey in Osceola." he said. Lifting of controls by the federal office in Washington would still leave the door open for control of Blytheville in the future. Should slty. His last pastorate before becoming a chaplain during the war was In the Washington Avenue Methodist Church In North Little Rock. His wife is the former Miss Pay Ella McDaniel of El Dorado. He Is a graduate of Hendrix College. New Pastor at l,ake Slrrrt The Rev. Theron McKlsson. pns- lor at the mke Street Methodist Church here for the past year was transferred to the Ncttleton and Bay churches in Craighead County. He will be succeeded here by the Rev. Llnza Harrison, who has served the past year in the Methodist Church in Monette. The Rev. W. B. Yount was appointed to serve the Half Moon and Lone Oak churches In the West Blytheville Parish where'the Rev. Calvin Smith has served for the past '"year. The Rev. Mr. Smith was serving as a local preacher and now Is associated with an automobile dealer here In the city. Consecreafion Service HeW Miss Mamie L. Adams, director of religious education In the First Methodist church here, participated In the consecreation service conducted for directors of religions education Friday night during the See METHODISTS on Page 12 CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., June 20.—Funeral services for T-Sgt. Rob- * After four weeks of negotiations liere, Ihc ministers virtually agreed not to disagree again until they meet In New York next September, Adjournment came at 6:30 p.m. Paris time (11:30 a.m. CST). A communique fur publication at X p.m. was released to newsmen. The elsht-page document, explaining the details of what was done, outlined draft articles for an independent treaty for Austria and contained a working agreement between the East and West In Berlin. The four ministers—Britain's Ernest Bcvin, America's Dean Acheson, Russia's Andrei Y. Vtshinsky and France's Robert Schuman— went into the bar of the pink marble palace for a sandwich and a glass of champagne as then- discussions came to an end. Reporters and photographers were allowed into the palace, scene of the conference, on the last day. . Authoritative sources said agreement was reached yesterday on a "live and let live" pact on the former German capital and also on Instructions to the ministers' deputies to write an independence treaty lor Austria. Tlie agreement on Berlin and on resumption of East-West trade In Germany is expected to ease international tension. It Is understood that In return for the West'j reopening of trade with the East, Russia will issue a statement guaranteeing the West free access to Berlin, preventing another blockade of the city. Agreement Nearly Complete n<J pried the bars on tory window of the jail second with a metal bar to escape shortly alter midnisht Wednesday. The txvo men were last reported •^n getting off R bus near Marson. Mo., Thursday night. Sheriff Claxton said that meanwhile procedures to extradite Malcolm O'Bannon. 19. of Blytheville. who is charged with furnishing the two men with the metal bar used in I he Jail break, had gone forward OTSannon, who was released from the Pemiscot County Jail Thursday is bring held In the county Jail here OTlannon was arrested along with Young and another Blytheville man. Walter D. (Dub) Vastbinder May 30 In connection with the burglary of the O. B. Samford Uq- uor Store at ITolland. Mo. He wa* freed Thursday when charges of burglary and grand larceny against him were dismissed. Pemiscot Hospital Work Scheduled To Start in Month CAROTHERSVtLLE. June 20 — Construction of the (500.000 Pemiscot Memorial Hospital is scheduled to start within 30 days, according to an announcement by a representative ot the V. and M. Construction Company which was awarded the contract for the job. Tiie hospital Is to be located at the Intersection of Highways 61 and 84 and wih accommodate about 70 patients. A S350.000 bond issue for «instruction of the hospital was voted several years ago and memttrs of the board of commissioners of the Hospital AMOciation have indicated that with federal and state ,iid casts for the construction will be fully met. The contract was awarded the St. Louis company after the board had considered six bids which ranged as high as *541,500. The V. and M Construction Company's bid was $397.900. into the millions of dollars, one official said. Meantime, health authorities began a program of Inoculations against the threat of flood-polluted water. Light showers fell in Portland, Me., where a drouth has parched the surrounding New England vicinity since the Memorial Day weekend. The Weather Bureau said, however, that the showers "didn't give much relief to the area." Farmers and conservation officials say a steady two-day rain Is needed to ease the danger of forest fires and save wilting crops. Mr. Wood's office find decontrol impractical In the area, it would have power to restore ceilings on rent. Soybeans Weather CHICAGO, June 20 (/Pj—Soybean quotations: July 2.32 2.28'i 2.32 Nov 2.07 J i 2.04'i 2.0T,i- : !i Dec 2.06 2.03 3.05%-06 Condition of Waitkus Continues to Improve CHICAOO, June 20. «r>i—Phila- delphia baseball player Eddie Waitkus continued to improve today and one of his doctors said he might leave the hospital In three weeks. Waitkus was shot and seriously wounded last Wednesday by a 19- year-old brunette typist. The shooting occurred in the hotel room of Ruth Ann Stclnhagcn. who said she had a "crush" on the first baseman. Illinois Masonic Hospital attendants said the 28-year-old ball player's condition today is "good." Bandits Slain after Jewel Robbery Identified as Barker Gang Members Nationalist fighter* Bomb, Strafe Shanghai SHANGHAI, June 20 MV At least three Nationalist tighter plnnes raided Shanghai with bomb: and strafing fctttacks for about 20 mlnuntes today. Several bombs struck neir the Lunghwa Airport on the southwest edge of the city. One fen near it cement factory. There were no Immediate reports ol damage or Ci»u»lttn. Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday with widely scatter afternoon and evening thundershowers. Not much change In temperature. Mtnoarl forecast: Generally fair tonight and Tuesday. Warmer extreme southeast tonight. Slightly cooler extreme northwest Tuesday afternoon. Continued huniid. Minimum this morning—69. Maximum yesterday—90, Minimum Sun. morning—69. Maximum Saturday—92. Sunset today—1:16. Sunrise tomorrow—4:47. Precipitation 4* hours from 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—31.10. Mean temperature 'midway between high and low—79.5, Normal mean for June—78. Thfe Date Lut Tear Minimum this morning W. Maximum yesterday—77. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date —25,47. LINCOLN, Neb.. June 20 I/Pi— Two members of the notorious Bar-, ker Gang of more than a decade ago have been Identified as the men shot to death in a gun duel with Nebraska officers following a $75,000 Jewel robbery last Friday. Albert C. Gladson. 48. and Alton Crapo, 47, were Identified through :lngerprint-s last night as the men tilled in a little more than two hours after they had robbed a Lincoln salesman of a small fortune in diamonds. Both had long criminal records, Crapo having spent a terjn In Alcatraz, LI. Harold Smith, head of the criminal Division of the Nebraska Safety Patrol, said. The Barker Gang, notorious for bank robberies and killings, broke up in the mid-30's after "Ma" Barker and Freddie Barker were killed by FBI agents In Florida. Thrrc Olher Sons Killed Of her other sons, Arthur was killed In 1939 while trying to escape from Alcatraz. Uoyd, who servec a 25-year term at Leavenworth, was killed at his Denver home MarcV 18. Herman was kilted In the early 1920's. The Barker Gang, which grew up In Southwest Missouri and later went to Tulsa. Okla.. climaxed It long career nith the kidnaping o Edwud. Q. Sinner St. Paul brewer ho was held for $200.000 ransom. Gladson's criminal career began i 1920 when he was sentenced to he Missouri State Penitentiary for obbery. He also had served lime or killink a Kansas police officer, possessing lirei'-ms and grand larceny. Crapo was convicted In 1928 in connection with a Colorado bank robbery. He had served time at both Leavenworth and Alcatraz for pos- esslng firearms and had been charged with bank robbery in Kansas and Missouri. Apparently "Tlpp«d Off" Lt. Smith said the pair apparently had been "tipped" Elton L,. Goldberg. Lincoln jewelry salesman, was carrying a large stock of diamonds. Thov forced Goldberg and a companion. Willard Davidson of Lincoln, to the side of a highway detour near Lyons. Neb., robbed them of the Jewels and fled. A fanner, who slopped during holdup was warned by the gunmen to "keep going or we'll blow your head off." The farmer drove to Lyons and gave the alarm. Some two hours later, the gun men's car was spotted by Nebraska officers. They closed in and shol It out with Oladson and Crapo The gunmen were killed and Sheriff Edwjrd J. Patach was shot in the tuods. Church Ousts Red-Sponsored Catholic Group VATICAN CITY. June 20. Wj— The Roman Catholic Church today excommunicated members of the government-sponsored Catholic Action Society or Communist- dominated Czechoslovak!!!. The Sacred Congregation of the Holy OfTicc issued a decree "which condemned tlie group as a schismatic one fraudulently labelled. The decree, published fn Obscr- vatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper, declared: "Recently the opponents of the Catholic Church In Czechoslovakia founded a so-called Catholic action by which they tried to Induce the Catholics of Uinl republic to desert the Catholic Church and to deny obedience to trie legitimate pastors of the church." Archbishop Josef Beran, head of tlie Catholic Church In C/x:choslo- vakla, has denounced the Communist-led group. Yesterday at mass In the Cathedral of St. Vltus In Prague, he was shouted down shrilly by hecklers when he began a sermon continuing his denunciation of government acts against the ohurch. Church-state tension is high In Czechoslovakia, reminiscent ol the conditions which existed In Hungary before the jalllng^of Josef Cardinal Mlndszenly on charges of treason. Hungarians connected with that were excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church. ert Hooper Bennett, 23, who was killed October 6, 1944 on his first bombing mission over Berlin, will be conducted here Thursday afternoon, In the Methodist Church by the Rev. Floyd V. Brower officiating. Military services will be conducted. Sergeant Bennett- was born In this city Sept. 24, 1921, 'the sori"6f' Bob and Eva Hooper Bennett and had lived here all ot his life. He graduated in the Class of 1939. He was a member of the 300th Bomber Squadron of the Eighth Air Force and had landed in England about a month before he was shot down. At the time his plane was shot down II was in a group of bombers about five minutes from Berlin when their group, flying In close formation, encountered heavy flak. The plane wns cut In VuiK and only one of the crew members, a tail gunner, was able to ball out. He landed about 300 yards from where the plane crashed. This crew member was taken prisoner and after the close of the war when he was released he contacted the Bennett family and gave them full Information on Robert. Robert enlisted and took his physical examination at Slkeston in December, 1941, and reported to St. 1,01115 on January 4, 1942. Robert had been active in Boy Scout work during his school days He was a member of the Methodist Church of this city. The body will arrive at Haytl at 3:09 p.m. tomorrow and will lie In state at the LaF'orge Undertaking Company's funeral parlors until funeral time Thursday. He Is survived by his father. Bob Bennett of this city; his mother, Mrs. Charles Baker of Brlnkley, Ark.; one brother, Frankle Lee Ren- nctt of Brinklcy, Ark.; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Bennett of this city. Also surviving are two uncles. Earl Bennett of this city and A. C. Bennett of Memphis. Tcnn. Interment will be in Little Prairie Cemetery. 'emiscot County Tax 'ollecto, Wilt Send Statements This Year CARUTHERSVILLE, June 20.— Iltlzens of Pemiscot County this year will receive statements of real estate and personal taxes frmn County Collector R. C. Mullinlks. The practice has been Initiated following passage of a bill In the state legislature which was signed by Governor Smith last week. However, taxes become payable from October 1. and Mr. Mulllnlks has stated that he probably will not mall statements until December. Tins should act to hold down the number ol statements mulled from the collector's office. The bill provides that collectors wilt be permitted to use one half of one percent of the amount collected for expenses Incurred in handling the new system, which also malces It mandatory that » receipt be mailed each tax payer. Mr Mulllnlks said he probably would have to etnnloy additional personnel In his office druing rush months »t Jie end of the year. Three Forfeit Bonds Three men forfeited cash bonds In Municipal Court this morning on charges of driving while under the Influence of liquor. They were H. R. Undscy. $35.25; W. F. Cobb, $35.25 and Earl Stone $15.25. Tn other action Edison Krech was fined $10 on a charge ol driving too slow for traffic. Big Four experts reached speedy agreement on a communique to b* released later today announcing terms of the accord between the East and West.. . An American spokesman »ld the agreement is.'commiet^ "excepi. tor b couple of drafting point* on G*r> many and Austria." He tdded "there is no disagreement on tb* principle" of the communique. The ministers will hold a secret afternoon meeting and then issue the communique at a later open session. Informed sources said IhB agree,- ment was a statement of principle! which would not solve the basic problems between Kussla and the Western powers,.but which might ease international tension and relieve fears of a clash which might lead to wnr. The unspoken theme of the four- week conference of the foreign ministers of Russia, Britain, France, and the United States has been: "Let's keep the cold war cold—at least." The communique to be drafted today is expected to tell of the failures ns well as the successes of the conference. To Llit Failures These failures Include the Inability to get together over: German economic units; German political unity; restoration of four- power control, either in Berlin or all Germany; reunification of divided Berlin; steps to be token to prepare a German peace treaty. On the other side of the slate, tlie communique Is expected to announce thnt the three Western high commbisioners and the Soviet zone commanders and their staffs will consult and consider common problems as they arise. Tlie Austrian treaty will be handed to the ministers' deputies, informants said, with a specific time limit for completion of the pact. The foreign ministers will sign it, presumably, when they meet again In New York next fall. Secretary of State Dean Acheson plans to leave by air for Washington tonight. Man Dies in Hotel Fire SAN FRANCISCO, June 20(/P)An un<Vnttfled man was killed and 40 others persons were routed last night by fire in a three-story hotel. The dead man found under a bed In his room. He was believed to have suffocated. New York Stocks Am T & V 138 1-2 Amer Tobacco 67 1-4 Anaconda Copper 26 1-4 Both Steel 24 1-2 Chrysler 46 1-4 Miners Back on Jobs As Shutdown Is Ended PITTSBURGH, June 20. (/P>—The nation's 480,000 hard and soft coal miners trooped back into the pits loday at the end ol a one-week shutdown ordered by John U Lewis to "stabilize the Industry." Absenteeism was reported at a minimum as the first diggers entered the mines from midnight and at 7 a.m. shirts. The miners will be working only Ive days before they start a con- ractual vacation for 10 days June 25. Each receives $100 for those 10 dtys. At least one sizable coal mining operation, the Coverdale Mine of the Castle Shannon Coal Corp. at nearby Castle Shannon, announced it would not reopen after the shutdown. The mine was about worked out, anyway, officials said. About 530 miners will have to seek employment elsewhere. Gen Gen Electric 35 1-4 Motors 54 3-4 Hit Harvester 241-8 Sears, Roebuck 36 1-4 Republic Slcel 18 1-8 Radio 10 1-4 Socony Vacuum 145-8 Southern Pacific 35 1-4 Standard of N Coffee Price Hiked NEW YORK. June 20. (.-Pr-General Foods Corp. today raised its wholesale price of coffee packed in cans, jars and bags one cent a pound. The company sain this 1n- Texas Corp" '.'. '..'.I'.'.".". 51 1-6 eludes Maxwell House and Bliss' J c Penney 46 3-4 1 brands.

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