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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 1 VOL. XLV—NO. 160 BlytbrriU* Dsily KM* BlythetiU. Courier Blythevill. Herald Valley Leader TBS DOMINANT NEWVAPKK OT NORTHEAST ABKANSA* AND 0OCTHKABT 1C8SODHI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1949 TWELVE PAGES Coal Royalty Payments Held Violation of Arkansas Law; Lewis Seeking a Showdown UMW Contract In Arkansas I^Held Invalid WASHINGTON, Sept. IS. (fy— John L. Lewis today announced suspension of welfare payment! to miners effective tomorrow. FORT SMITH, Ark., Sept. 16. (AP)—Arkansas coal mine operators have federal court permission to refuse payment of pension royalties to the United Mine Workers of America. US. District Judge John E. Miller, in a decision announced here today 1 , said that the UMW contract violates the so-called "freedom to work" amendment to the Arkansas constitution, and therefore is invalid. The ruling was in a suit by trustees of the BMW welfare and pension fund to force three Sebastian County coal mine operators to pay approximately $83.000 in royalties to the pension fund. The "freedom to work" amendment to the Arkansas constitution prohibits making union membership or non-membership a condition of employment and bans closed shop contracts. Judge Miller's rilling said one section of the UMW contract with operators "requires union membership as a condition of empolyment nd this provision invalidates the fctract." Sue For Royalties The trustees, John L. Lewis. UM W president. Zzra Van Horn, representing operators, and U.S. Sen. Styles Bridges, public member, charged In the suit filed several months ago that the three defendants had not paid the ten cents a ton welfare fund royally under the contract. They claimed Jackson and Squire Coal Company was approximately $45,000 in arrears. P. S. Neely Co., $20,00 and Midwest Mining Co., $18,000.- • The trustees , insisted : that the provi5ioni»<\liiYf,5.for'Trie '.'royaltv- p'»vnient?wfs'»i,separatetrust agreement arid was not dependent for validity upon other sections of the ' contract. : ; ;; Judge-Miller, In holding the con.' iracl invalid, quoted a section which states "It is further agreed that as a condition of employment, all employes shall be or become members of the United Mine Workers of America, " He said another section provides that the contract itself is 'an Integrated Instrument and its respective provisions are interdependent and shall be effective from and after July 1, 1947." ffthe Arkansas-Oklahoma Coal op- 4Rors Association said today there are between 30 and 35 coal mines in four West Arkansas counties, now operating. They employe about 2,500 miners. Trains to Resume Regular Schedule On Frisco Tonight Officials o.' the Frisco Railroad said today that tonight's, northbound train from Memphis to St. Louis is scheduled to run through to its destination and that regular schedules on trains coming through Blytheville will be resumed tonight. Due to a bridge which collapsed uear Seventy-Six. Mo., Tuesday, northbound trains through Blytheville have been turned at Cape Glrardeau. Heavy rains weakend the bridge and three trainmen lost their lives when a locomotive and seven cars left the bridge as it collapsed. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Clinic Conducted For Polio Victims Speech and Physical Therapy Treatments Will Be Continued Trade Deals Now Ready For Approval WASHINGTON, Sept, 16—OT>— Trade agreements with ten more countries are being prepared for President Truman's approval under the extension of his tariff-cutting powers which cleared Congress yesterday. Experts of the U. S. and the ten other countries have already •z-ped in negotiations at Annccy, f»ince, on what they sill recommend to their governments. Agreements based on these recommendations are expected to be ready for presidential action early in October. These agreements would be with Denmark, Finland, Italy, Greece, Sweden, the Dominican Republic, Haiti. Liberia, Uruguay and Nicaragua. State department officials estimated today that if the President approves these treaties 75 to 80 percent of all US. and foreign trade—both exports and imports— will be carried on under reciprocal trade agreements. Mr. Truman's full power to change U.S. tariff rates under International agreement was assured late yesterday. The Senate voted then. G2 to 19. for the sixth extension of the trade agreements Program enacted in 1934 at the urging of cordell Hull. The adminirtrntion's bill, extending the program until June 12 19ol. had been approved previously by the House. Senate passage came after Rep- ig|lcnns lost by a few votes their •»t to restrict the president's tar- iti-cutling powers under the extension. Ren* Controls Are Lifted In 2 Arkansas Counties WASHINGTON. Sept. 16. (,V1 controls In nine areas were Rent ended today by Housing Expediter Tlahe E. Woods. The actions, taken In each Instance by Wood* on his own initia- »nd Washing- Include: Arkansas—Benton * counties. Including th« dtv of Favctlc^fc. Seventy-two post polio patients, some wearing braces and others showing lesser signs of crippling, were examined yesterday at the 'rippled Children's Clinic at the .hriner's Building at the Blytheville Air Base. Speech and physical therapy win continue a week with a mobile unit, operated by Miss Margaret Woody and Miss Elizabeth Samuels, both from the Crippled Children's Division of the State Welfare Department, being set up at the North MUsLssissippi County Health Unit. Hourly appointments are being made by the two therapists .and because of a crowded schedule they are asking that those with appointments observe them carefully so the schedules may take care of as many j.SlBUU" Hi ' pci! iol J": •"'"*" Both therapists advised against parents bringing^ other children to the^clinics, since'the parent needs to be with the child being examined by the therapists. 'Clmrrh Gfimj -fterrea Laneh Dr. James Simpson and Dr. John M. Hundley were.-orthopedic surgeons at the. clinic' yesterday, arid 90 per cent of those attending the clinic were Mississippi County children, a few from neighboring counties were also examined. Mayor Doyle Henderson. B. B. West, John Mayes, and R. W. Nichols visited the clinic, and were guests at a luncheon served by the Women's Council of the First Christian Church for the children and parents. Chairs for the clinic were furnished by the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce, and the tables by the First Christian Church, while heat and lights were provided by Charles Stalcup. E. M. Holt provided transportation to the clinic location, and secured the Shriner's building for the state agencies cooperating in the clniic Volunteers Awlst Staff Much of the equipment was set up by Gene Dickinson and Mar- sh.ill Blackard. LOMI volunteer help included: Mrs. Jim Crafton, Mrs. J. C. Droke, Mrs. W. S. Johnston, Mrs. Harold Sudburv, Mrs. R. E- Van Hooser, Mrs. M. O. McRae, Mrs. Mable Limsford, Mrs. Wade Jeffries, Mrs. Walter Day. Mrs. Kendall Berry and M'si Minera Saliba. Those assisting with the luncheon were: Mrs. Alfred Vise, Mrs. E. M. Terry. Mrs. Harry Bradley, Mrs. M;irk Stewart. Mrs. Freeman Robinson. Mrs. Eric Whitley, Mrs. Jno. C. Mcifaney, Mrs. C. A. Tant. Mrs. Joe Pride, Jr.. Mrs. Lester D. Strubhar. Mrs. R. L. Dedman, Mrs. Car] Wallace, Mrs. W. D. Cobb, and Mrs. Albert Taylor. Supplies were acquired through Mrs. C. G. Redman, Mrs. S. C. Owens, and Mrs. Floyd Haralson. Crisis Looms In Dispute on Pension Fund WASHINGTON, Sept. IS. (AP)— A crisis locmed today in the soft coal industry over refusal of some operators to pay the 20-cent royalty for miners' pensions. John L. Lewis headed back to Washington from White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., for a possible showdown with at least the Southern 3oal Operators who have been hold- uig back the welfare payments due Aug. 20. Some operators feared a strike call was imminent. Lewis also was reported to be calling a meeting of the welfare iund trustees, amid rumors that Senator Styles Bridges (R-NH). the neutral member ,was about'to resign. Bridges has ben criticized for remaining as a member after it was disclosed that he and operator Ezra Van Horn, the employer representative, were receiving (35,000 a year each for their services. Bridges accepted the post 17 months ago and helped break Lewis' deadlock over pension payments at that time. Lewis Is chairman of the trustees, but accepts no pay. He gets J50.000 a year and expenses as head of the United Mine Workers' Union. Hits Southern Operators The UMW boss concentrated his welfare attacks on Southern operators he said were causing the $10O,- 000.000 a year pension fund to be "bled white." But there were Indications also that he was anxious about whether mine owners in the North and West would hold back when their pension payments come due Sept. 20. Lewis met with the Northern and Western operators at White Sulphur Springs yesterday for three hours and did these two major things: 1. Questioned, the owners about the next-payments, but. did not get firm commitment from the operators ,about' whether they would pay up or refuse'.' y>> : I. Notified the operators he awnts . 7-hour -work day without loss of pay in place of the present 8-hour day. The miners now get a base rate of $14.05 for 6 1'2 hours of production. Another hour and a half is allowed for underground travel and meals. The latter demand would amount to the equivalent of a wage boost of approximately $1.75 a day. The White Sulphur Springs meeting was recessed until Sept. 21, the day after the Northern and Western payments are due. Blytkevilles City Tax Load is One of Lowest NEW TORK, Sept. IS.-BlyllievUle ha* fewer people in it* employ, in proportion to it* population, than have most cities In the United Stal**. The findings, by the U. 8. Department of Commerce, are contained in a report covering city employment In communities of 10,000 and over. S<wbearis Sept. CHICAGO, beans: Nov Dot ...; Mar . May . IS— i,n— Soy- High Low Close ... 230»J 227>i 230'1-30 ... 230'i 228'i 230'I-30 ... 131", 229V. 230'i . .. 228U 226 227'i Lawrence New York Stocks Closing Quotations: AT&T 143 1-8 Arner Tobacco 73 1-2 Anaconda Copper 27 1-4 Beth Steel 28 1-4 Chrysler 53 Coca Cola 168 Gen Electric 38 Ccn Motors 63 1-1 Montgomery Ward 53 N Y Central 105-1 Int Harvester 283-1 National Distillers 20 5-» Republic Steel 20 1-2 Radio 1J l-g Socony Vacuum 163-4 Studebaker 21 S-t Standard of N J ' 70 1-3 Texas Corp 603-4 J C Pi-nncy 54 |.j O S Stetl 33 3-» •wH»sr» FiciOs M 1.3 * Blytheville's municipal pay roll car':d 54 full-time employees, exclusive of teachers and other school workers,; SLS ot " le beginning of this yiar. Tills amounts to three city employees per 1,000 population, less than the national rate of 10.7 nunlclpal workers per 1,000 people. The pay roll, is of January, for (hose mployed full-time by Blytheville, was $10,100 per month. This rertesents a smaller tax load, on the basis of population, than that born: by people In mast cities. Divided by the population of Blytheville, the payroll constitutes a tax of 57 cents a month for each resident of the city. For the other 1,071 cltle« covered, the average per capita cost to meet municipal payrolls was $2.68 a month. Earnings of Blytheville's full- time and part-time employees, exclusive of school personnel, are higher than those In other cities. The local wages amounted to 1160 a month on the average, compared with $136 a month In all but the 14 largest cities. During the past year, stated the Commerce Department, the volume of city employment continued the steady, upward movement that has been In evidence since 1944. Tlie rise, predominantly In non-school employment, was five per cent in 1948. M-P Strike Halts Cotton Belt Again; Steel Industry Asked To Accept Board's Findings Jnion Chiefs *lan Meeting On Next Move Heuss Names Adenhauer as Chancellor BONN, .Germany, Sept. 16—(/Pi- President Theodor Heuss formally appointed Dr. Konrad Adenauer chancellor (prime minister) of Germany's fledgling republic today. Adanauer, chairman of the Conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU), won the post by a margin of one vote In an election yesterday In the Bundestag (lower house). He is scheduled to make his policy statement and present his cabinet In the Bundestag next Tuesday. Meanwhile, the new republic seemed on Its way to become one of the strong anti-communist states in western Europe. The leading parties are pledged to carry out Christian principles In government. Its strongest political group 'says Its aim is to "stem the rising tide of materialism embodied In Russian Communism." The new government is expected to be Influenced by the fact that they are backed by millions of voters who are regular churchgoers and who have seen co.-n- munlsm at work In the eastern part of Germany, 'and oppose it. Weather Arkansas forecast: Considerable cloudiness with a few showers this afternoon and tonight. Saturday partly cloudy and warmer. Missouri forecast: Cloudy, light rain southeast quarter, clearing northwest this afternoon. Fall northwest, clearing remainder ol state except cloudy extreme southeast tonight. Warmer tonight. Saturday, partly coludy and warmer turning cooler northwes' In afternoon. Minimum this morning—55. Maximum yesterday—S«. Sunset today-4:06. Sunrise tomorrow—5:46. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m today—.05. Total since Jan. 1—3893. Mean temperature (midway between high anc low)—59.5. Normal mean for Sept.—14.3. Dale I.ut Tear •Minimum this morning—62. M'rim"m VMl'rdiiv—88, Precipitation Jan. i to Uiij d«te government and Former No. 2 Red in Hungary Pleads Guilty in Treason Trial BUDAPEST. Hungary, sept. 16. W-IiszIo Rajk, once Hungary's No. 2 Communist, told a people's court today he plotted with Americans and other Westerners to overthrow the Communist make Hungary a "colony of Yugoslavia." Rajk, former Interior minister and foreign minister in the Communist government, went on trial for his life with seven others s- gainst a background of a seething war on nerves between Communist Yugoslavia and the Soviet-led nations of the Cominform. The former boss of^Hnngarv's police pleaded guilty to:all charges in the Incident. One of these was that he plotted with Marshal Tito's Yugoslav government to asslssln- ate leading Hungarian officials. Rajk quickly named'two Americans as accofpllces. Htaping guilt upon his own head in a long recital to the court, he freely— almost eagerly—testified io contacts with,British, French. American and Yugoslav intelligence agents. Trial Follow, Pattern. (The trial was following a fam- tllar pattern. As in the case of the convicted Roman Catholic primate, Josef Cardinal Mindszerit^-Vthe defendants yent on trijl.,wlth the presumption tliat Ihey irt'r? guilty until proved Innocent .This It the opposite of most Western procedure. (The Yugoslav government charg ed last night that the trial was trumped up device of the Soviet Union for MI "unbridled witch- hunt" against Yugoslavia, and ihat it was based on lies and forgeries.) The Americans named by Rajek were Lt. Col. George Kovacs, formerly stationed fn Budapest, and a man named Martin Himmler. Rajek said both Instructed him about spying and plotting against the government. The state contends the defendants had marked Deputy Premier Matyas Rakosi, Hungary^ ConiMunlst boss, for assassination. Tiie 40-year-old former foreign minister said he also had been In touch with Selden Cliapln, the former U.S. minister to Hungary. He said he placed In important government posts persons who are charged by the government with spying for the Americans, the British, and French and Yugolsavs. Rajk denounced himself as a police informer since 1031 and said all this time he had heen following the Communists. They "always believed me to be one of the best comrades." Gained Assurance He said he had secret talks with Chapln and" gained tssurance from the American minister that th« United States supported Ms Ideas. At the same time, he said, he was plotting with Alexander Can- kovlc, Tito's minister of Interior and police boss. Rankovlc, he said, disclosed "plans of Tito himself to lead an dorganlze an anti- Soviet movement in every people's democratic country." "My task was to overthrow the Hungarian regime, arrest the lead- Ing officials and liquidate Rakosi, Parkas and Gcro If necessary," he said. Mlhaly Parkas Is Hungary's home defense minister, and Brno Gcro Is communications minister. Rajk said he told Chapln about this and that chapin had promised Rankovic: "When the action starts, the United States will lomehqir PfTTSEURQH, Sept. 16. (/!')— The Cro United Stcclworkers today ppcalcd to the steel Industry to ccept the presidential board's e recommendations to avert n trike September 25 and nt the sume line summoned Its top strategists o plot the union's next move. Union President Philip Murray ent this telegram to the 57 steel reducing companies which nppcnr- d before President Truman's fact- mdfng board. "A strike can be averted if your orporntlon will agree with the, un- on and public opinion to accept lie recoinmendntloiis of the steel nrtustry board ns a basis for neco- latlng a prompt settlenient of the listing labor dispute. "We are ready and willing to esume collective bargaining and to paralyz* the Soviet Union so the people's democracies will be unable to act." "Cliapin hesitated but he later admitted that such plans existed in the United States," the tall, rangy ex-minister testified. Cotton Acreage Allotment Law Being Tackled MEMPHIS, Sept. 16—(/D—T h e national cotton acreage allotmcn law was being whittled down to Individual farm size here today by Production and Marketing admin istrators from 20 states. The PMA men tackled the sub ject here yesterday when they me for a two-day discussion with ex perts from the Department of Agrl culture. And it's been rough sailing. / tremendous load of detail work wa: needed to break the flue print o the act down to actual count 1 allotments and then to indlvldua farmers to know their 1950 acrcast allotment before he is called on U pass Judgment p-i the propose: acreage controls. Secretary or Agriculture Brannon must decide by Oct. 15 If con trols are necessary. If he think so—and the experts predict he wll —an election of farmers must be held by Dec. 15 to see If the; KO, too. The proposed control would pc cotton acreage at not less thai 21.000.COfl acres in 1950. Brannan 1 expected to favor it because o large surplus stocks ol cotton heli from Inst year's crop, causing ai unstable market. Work Ends on Caruthersville Water Tank, Main Extension By John Bay Courier News Correspondent CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., Sept. 18 — W. D. Byrd, Caruthersvllle's mayor, said that contractors have completed the extension work being done in this city on water mains and construction of a new water tank in the shoe factory addition. Last year, cltltens of this city voted on a 4365.000 bond issue to extend water lines, erect a water lank and build a new fllteratlon basin. The fllteratlon bar.ln win not be constructed for some time and It Is expected that mon money wITl have to e appropriated before construction can beyin. Th* Chicago Bridge * Iron Con- P«ny gave the successful bid on the water tank. The new tank holds approximately 400,000 gallons of water. It Is expected to b* fined tor the first rime today «nd rnilem there Is some unforseen difficulty, It will be out Into Immediate use. Snrlth-Douglas Construction, Inc., bidder on the construction and lay Ing of the water mains. Except fo a few minor adjustment- the new lines ire ready for use. and exacted to begin supplying wate by the end >f the week. An' estl mated 25 per cent Increase In wate consumption Is expected. Smith-Douglas Company was als successful bidder for the laying t new sewers. This contract was let lor $210.00' and construction Is expc ' to be gin early next week. After com pletlon the entire city will have complete and efficient sewage dU posal outlet, Mayor Byrd said. This will be the first time I many years that Caruttiersvllle wl have in over-all water and sewag system that will accommodate th entire city effectively. The la; large extension program of th kind wis In IKS. The city at that thnt hsd a popru I? 1 '?" of about 4,009. Today It estimated to have lz.000 person !• MM 3hio Locals Get Orders To Prepare lor Strike CLEVELAND. Sept. 16. (AP) — William F. Donovan, District, 28 director of the United Steclsvork- ers Union, today telegraphed 17 Northern Ohio locals ordering them to start strike preparations. The CIO union chiefs district. Includes approximately 24,500 workers In basic steel plants In Cleveland, Akron, Loraln, Amherst and Elyria. Tie-Up Called 'Mistake' But Is Not Ended Philip Murry •each prompt agreemnt with you on the basis of the board's nentlations." Orders Policy Group to Meet Murray ordered the big union's Wnge Policy Committee to meet here at 9 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) Wednesday. There was no amplification of the announcement. Union offlciala declined to discuss the order7 : ~ •'.Murray's action comes with a re- wmpnoh of contract negotiations between union and some 57 steel companies blocked by a dlffcrenco of opinion over whether workers should help companies pay for social Insurance and pension programs. Both skies now are working during an 11-day strike deadline extension -which expires at midnight Sept. 24. ; The United States Steel Corporation, lending producer and traditional, pace-setter In the steel Industry, has refused to accept the recommendations of a presidential Fact-finding board If It Is committed In advance of contract talks to picking np the entire bill for Insurance and pension programs. In deciding ngafnsL a wage Increase this year, the board suggested both sides adopt company- flnnnced social security plans which would cost the steel Industry from eight to 10 cents per hour per man. The union Insists that U. S. Steel and other companies accept the recommendations, as It did. nnd bargain on the details. Other steel companies have said they are willing to bargain "on the basis of the board's recommendations." But none tins come out flatly with statements they will pay the sole cost of pensions and social insurance. Debate Next Step The Wage-Policy Committee Is expected to debate the union's next step. It is the group which must rntl fy all union strategy. Murray's order summoning the 170-man group dimmed peace prospects In America's largest Industry An exchange of angry telegrams between Murray nnd President Benjamin F. Fairies* of U S Steel yesterday appeared to widen the breach. Murray said the company, by fall- Ing to accept the recommendation; of President Truman's fact finding board, was forcing the steelworker! toward a walkout. The fact finder suggested no wage raise but a 10- cent hourly package for companj financed Insurance nnd pensions The union has accepted the finding. Falrless said U. S. Steel Is ready to meet with the union for negotiations but docs not accept the non-contributory plan for Insurance and pensions. If there Is a strike, Falrless added, the union must take responsibility for It. Courier Hews to Use Sewing Feature Daily Women readers of the Courier New* who have the time and patience to make their own or their daughters' clothes will be Interested In a new feature which will appear on the Society Page dally beginning today. Sue Burnett's patterns, will feature a different frock every day. The dress of the day will be Illustrated with a drawing. Comments on the dress by Miss Burnett will appear below each Illustration. Patterns, which feature easy cutting and fitting, may be obtained by sending 25 cents In coin, name, address, slw desired and pattern number to Sue Burnett, Courier News, 53o South Wells Street, Chl- Crash Injuries Fatal for Visitor Victim Was Visiting Step-Father, Who Is Resident of Blytheville Mrs. Bethel Frakcs. 37, of Steele, Mo., was seriously Injured and one man was killed early today when the car In which they were rlrtlng crashed Into the side of a transport truck on U.S. Highway 81 near Slkeston, Mo. Also In the automobile were Mrs Hattle Cook, 61. of Sleele, and Aklcs Emory, 44, of Blytheville. Klled was, Johnny Smith, 30, of Chicago, 111., who was the step-ton of Mr.. Emory. Mrs, '^ra'««»,'• Mr.' Emory and Mrs Cooki were taken to, the 1 Mlssour Delta Community Hospital Ir Slkeston. Mrs. Frakes was foun< to be the only one requiring hos- pllnllzatlon and the other two were released after examination. Hospital officials said . Mr» Frakej, suffering from a compound skull fracture, was moved to Campbell's Clinic In Memphis thl: morning. Wrrr Visiting Her* It was reported that Mr. Smith and his wife were visiting the Emory family In Blytheville. He and Mr. Emory went to Cape Glrardeau last night and were returning to Blytheville when the accident occurred. City Police Officer Mervln Olllls said today thai, Mr. Emory wns Involved in a minor accident yesterday when the car he was driving ran Into a truck owned by R. D Hughes. Officer Olllls reported that no Injuries resulted from the accident which took place In the 000 block of Main Street yesterday morning. No arrests were made. The car suffered some damage, Mr. Olllls said. ST. LOUIS, Sept. 16. (AP) —Pickets in the Missouri Pacific Railroad strike again lave halted trains of the St. Louis Southwestern (Cottu.i Belt) line. Spokesmen for the four brotherhoods striking against MoPac said kxtay the picketing was a mistake. But It was still on at noon <C8T> nnd Cotton Belt was forced to reroute its freight trains over Illinois Central tracks to Memphis. The line's two dally passenger i rains between St. Louis and Dalla* have been cancelled. Under a leasing arrangement, the Cotlon Belt uses Missouri Pacific tracks from a point near East St. Louis, III., to llmo, Mo,, about 125 miles south of here. When the strike began last Friday, pickets stopped Cotton Belt trains on this stretch for 24 hour* In the belief the line was moving Missouri Pacific freight. Union leaders termed this "» regrettable mistake" and ordered their pickets not to Interfere with Cotton Belt shipments. But Picketing was resumed at these points last night, halting Cotton Belt shipments to the southwest. Cltea Violation R. E. Davidson, union spokesman, said the pickets are violating orderi In storing the trains. This view also Ix aired by brotherhood officials fn Cleveland. In response to a telegram from Cotton Belt executives, th» clev«- * land union leaders said the picket- Ing was a misunderstanding. •Die Blue Streak, fast Cotton Bel* freight train carrying merchandise to Dallas and Fort Worth, wa* atopptd by picketa ahortly before midnight last nlgfft one mile aouth of the line'i fcxlght yards In bit St.'Louis. ... '. ,-, ,' ,A •»• •*p:-B.-Mattttew»; CottOR-Bert"•»««• president In iharge of «ofcermbona, said the picket* refused to Identlfr themselves. ' The trip of-the Morning SUr scheduled to depart from here for Dallas with about 50 passengers at 11:32 p.m. last night, waa cancel**. Two Cotton Belt freight trains to Texas Also were canceled durln* the night. Truman Told Of Big Three Cold War Plans , WASHINGTON, Sept. 16. IfF) — Secretary of State Acheson reported to President Truman and the cabinet today on new U.S.-Iirlllsh- Frcnch measures to deal with Russia in the cold war. Tlie report was made at a 15- mlnutc meeting In the White House. Acheson, however, declined afterwards to discuss It with reporters. It was the regular Friday cabinet meeting. Topping the list was believed to be agreement to give Yugoslavia's Marshal Tito all essential support in his economic and political struggle with Moscow. Alt the various matters have been intensively re- vlcvd here this week by Acheson and Foreign Ministers Bevln and Schuman. The American, British and French Foreign policy chiefs climaxed their round of meetings yesterday. They held then a three hour nnd forty-five minute session devoted to discussing Yugoslavia and the general Balk-i situation as well as Germany arid Austria. New York Cotton Ocl . Dec Mch May July High Low Close 3004 2906 2998 2985 2978 2983 2980 2970 2977 2974 2962 2969 2918 2904 2915 N. O. Cotton Oct Dec Mch May July High Low Close 2999 2990 2990 2980 2973 2974 , 2975 2»6« 2971 29S6 .955 2960 atot an Ma GoTtrn<n t* Meet LTTTLE ROCK, Sept. 1«. CAP) — Governors of the ten states affected by the Missouri Pacific atrlk* may meet In St. Louis Monday in an effort to end the walkout. Gov. Sid McMath of Arkansas to- rtuy asked Gov. Forrest Smith of Missouri to call a meeting of the governors. Tlie Missouri governor told McMath In a telephone conference that he Is favorable to the Idea and would Invite participation In such a meeting "If the present statin of negotiations Is still unfavorable to an early setlement." McMath wired smith that th« strike has caused serious disruption of economic progress in several states and requested that the meet- Ing be held Monday If possible. Tlie Arkansas governor said "plants are being closed, new construction halted and our highway program seriously hindered" by the strike. "I am sure that Missouri and other states served by the Missouri Pacific are suffering In a comparable degree," he added. Smith told McMath he would announce his decision as soon as he can determine the present status of negotiations between the railroad and striking unions. Temperature Climbs To Mere 64 Degrees; Low This Morning, 55 Blytheville residents dug Into closets to resurrect their fnll clothes yesterday when the mercury registered a high of only 64 degrees. This sharp change In temperatures made yesterday the coolest day here since April 20. when another 64-degrec high was recorded. Low'est temperature early this morning was 55 decrees. Two-hun- drcdths of an Inch rain felt between 7 am. yesterday and 7 a.m. today, according to Robert E. Blaylock. official weather observer. Tills marie a total of .06 of rain that fell In the past two days. Schoolmasters to Meet Here Next Wednesday The Mississippi County Schoolmasters Association will begin activities for the new term with a dinner meeting at the Blytheville home economics cottage at 6:30 Wednesday. R. W. Nichols of Armorel, president, announced today, Tlie election of officers and organization of the year's program will follow the dinner. Archie Ford, assistant commissioner of education, will speak to the group. Other officers serving tills year with Mr. Nichols were: C. Franklin Sanders, of Osccola, rice president! John Mayes, county school supervisor, secretary.

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