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FRIDAT, APRIL 18, 1952 BLYTHEVILT.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE It U.S. Close to Dictatorship? Editors Want Truman To Clarify Statement About Seizing Press Commodity And Stock Markets— •4ew York Cotton By JACK WASHINGTON Lfl — Editors of leading American newspapers today hoped for White House clarUi- cation of President Truman's news conference remark which implied he felt he had the right to seize newspapers and radio stations, as he did the steel industry, if it would best serve the country. Some of the editors who were Arkansas News Briefs — Boost in Pay Granted Labor At Pine Bluff By The Associated Tress LITTLE KOCK—Common laborers at the government construction project near Pine Bluff have been granted a wage increase for which they twice struck. Col. Hans W. Flolmcr. Little Rock district U. S. Engineer, announced yesterday that a boost from 87Vi cents to one dollar an hour had been approved by the? Construction Industry Stabilization Commission, a section of the Wa<;e Stabilization Board. Holmer snid the raise is retroactive to Feb. 1. Death Investigated HOT SPRINGS—An investigation is under way here, into the death of Forrest Irwin, 59, who died Wednesday night of a head injury. Rorex Named Justice LITTLE ROCK—Former U. S. Attorney Sam Rorex of Little Rock has been named a special associate' justice, of the Arkansas Supreme Court at, request &' Chief Justice Griffin Smith. Sparks for Mayor FORDYCE — Mayor Robert Sparks has filed as a candidate for a second term nomination. So far he has no opposition. mong the 520 newsmen present t the conference yesterday pro- ested afterward that if such power xists the nation is close to dic- atorship. The explosive issue was touched ff when the President was asked iis question: "H it is proper to seine the steel .ills, can you in your opinion, eize the newspapers and radio lations?" Truman replied that under sim ar circumstances, the President f the United States has to act for vhatever is for the best of ihc lounlry. That is the answer, he idded. Power Is Implied Many editors promptly mterpre- cd this as implying, if not speci ically claiming, the power to sei'.!L icwspapers and radio stations a? ie seized the strike-threatened stee ndustry last week. Reactions of editors here attend .g the iinuual meeting of th< American Society of Newspape: i'ditors (A SNK), ma ny of whom were at the news conference ranged from cries of diet n tor shi] belief the answer was merel; unfortunate. Sample comments: E. K. Gaylord of the Daily Okla lioman and Oklahoma City Times "If the President could do tha (seize newspapers), we're prett; ;lose to dictatorship." How About Farmers? Alexander P. Jones, ASNE presi dent and editor of the Syracus (N.Y.) Herald-Journal: "If he ha the power to seize steel mills newspapers atid radio, I see •easoii why he does not have th right to seize farms on the basi that the cost of food is too high." Lester Market, Sunday editor, New York Times: "The steel mills are not organs of public opinion, but. the newspapers are." Norman E. Isaacs, Louisville Times: "As between steel and newspapers, the cases simply are not parallel. I think the question may have been phrased unfortunately, but the President answered in an even more unfortunate manner." The incident recalled the reaction that followed Truman's order to government agencies to "classify" information available for puu- ication. He gave civilian agencies (UtsLde the Defense Department and the State Department, which already had the power—right to withhold from publication any in- ormation they consider "top secret" or "confidential." Blow io Freedom of Press Newspaper editors at ,that time attacked the move as a blow to 'reedom of the press, saying it could lead to covering up of mis- akes by classifying information about, such things as "top secret." Yesterday's news conference, the 300th since Truman became President, was on the whale good-natured, with frequent laughter. Highlights of Truman's answers to other questions: 1. "I have tried my best to i the nation everything I had in me. There are a great many people that, probably a million people, who could have done the job better than I did it but I had the job and I had to do it and I always quote an epitaph on a tombstone in cemetery in Tombstone, Ariz.: "He Done His Damnedest 11 "Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damnedest," 2. If the Russians really want peace, they would sign an Austrian peace treaty and agree to the U.S. plan for limitation of armaments, 3. The great Midwest floods could have been prevented if the Pick- Sloan flood control plan for the area had been put into effect. Truman said governors of the flooded states had been dragging their feet for 25 years. 4. lie laughingly knocked down a rumor lie might, tench history at the University of North Carolina after ho retires. He said as an ex-President he would be glad to p give the country the benefit of his one daughter. Jenny Taylor of! experience, ns ex-President Hoover Blythcville and one brother. has done. - .lay uly Oct Open High Low 1:15 , ..-.- 4080 4088 4061 4055 ...... 3991 4001 3977 3966 3682 3705 3680 3603 3631 3G75 3650 3658 New Orleans Cotton Open High Low 1:15 May 4080 4G8Q 40GI 4077 July ... , 3032 4000 3974 3981 Oa 3679 3702 3679 3G90 3646 36C7 3G46 3CG7 Soybeans High Low Close 280 2841!. 'i8W, 281 28214 283 270^ 275!;, 215 3 '< 211% 270>,2 270% May July Sept Nov Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. — (USDA>—Hogs 10,000: active. 180 Ibs up 25 to 35 higher than Thursday; lighter weights 25 to 50 higher: sows barely steady to 25 lower: choice Nos. 1, 2 and 3 180-220 Ibs 17.25-40: several loads nostly choice Nos. 1 and 2 200225 Ibs 17.50: top to puckers IT.25; 240-270 Ibs full width of • choice grade 16.25-17.15: 280-350 Ibs 15.5016.10: 150)170 Ibs 15.25-16.75: 120140 Ibs 13.00-15.00: 100-110 Ibs 11.50-12.75; sows MO Ibs down 4.75-15.50; mostly 15.25 down; heavier sows 13.25-14.25; stags 11.50-13.50; boars 10.00-12.50. Cattle 400, calves 400; generally a cleanup session; steers and heifers confined to few small lots, largely commercial to high good at 27.00-32.00; early sales utility and commercial cows steady at 22.00-23.50; dinners and cutters slow; few 16.50-21.00; bulls steady; utility and commercial 23.00-26.50; cutter bulls 19.00-22.00; vealers steady; good demand nil interests; high choice and prime vealers 36.00-38.00: good antt choice 30.00 36.00; utility and commercial 21.00 28.00; sorting a little less stricl due to active demand. Sheep 400; not enough done to establish market; undertone weak to lower on lambs; no change 01 aged sheep; few slaughter ewes 12.00-14.00; culls 9.00-11.00. Byrnes Blasts 'Mr. President' Truman Substitutes Fiction for History, He Says of Potsdam WASHINGTON (A't — Juntas F. Byrnes loday accused President Truman of spreading fabichocds about him ami of substitutLng "fic- llos for history" in de.scribing u. S.- Russian relations in the dangerous months of the developing cold The South Carolina Governor, who was Truman's secretary of state from 1915 until early 1947, relied in a scathing article publish- ci in Collicr'.s mn^a/.inc to statements President Truman made bout him in the recent book "Mr •resident." Byrnes went beyond denying—a* ie has done before—that he got a icrsonul dressing down from the 'resident right after the Mcseov, Conference of 1945. By Prcsidon Truman's account, he read Byrne? memo faying he was tired of "ba- ing the Soviets." Byrnes safd ho lever heard of any such memo nrt then* 1. He charged that Prc5Jdent Trit- nan was quick to Ui'e /.strong Jang- ! inge" against tlie RiiFsiars but "lie lid not provide the iron list" to back up his words. 2. He said "the Soviets will welcome" the I "resident's statement that lliis country was "almost forced to agree" at the I'utsdam Conference — right, after Truman became J'resitk-iit—to Russian occupation of East Poland and Po- ILsIi occupation nf Germany east of the Oder River. 3. He denied that the U. S. was eager at Potsdam to get Russia into the war against Japan. Byrnes said he hoped the Japanese would surrender before Russia could enter the war. President Truman, he said, "led me to believe he shared my view." 4. ISyrncs dented quitting as secretary of state because of any scrap with the President. He said he rrsij;iie<l solely because lie suffered from a heart ailment. And be said tluit for a( least two years after his" resignation he and tlie President remained on cordial terms. Obituaries Rent Protest Rejected MAGNOLIA — The Magnolia City Council has rejected a protest against construction of a low-rent federal housing project here. Enjoiner Issued LITTLE ROCK — Chancellor Frank H. Dodge has temporarily enjoined the state from installing furnishings in the new Game and Fish Commission building on the capitol grounds. Negro to Examination FORDYCE—Wilson Wright, 19- year-old Negro, who is accused of killing a Sparkman farmer March 2fi, has been committed to State Hospital, Little Rock, for mental examination, 'Best' Funeral Director LITTLE ROCK—Bob James of Searcy has been named Arkansi:' outstanding funeral director. Negro Deaths Dora Ann Thompson Services for Dora Ann Thomp son, 75, will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Burton Spu Baptist Church by Rev. S. A, Park er. Burial will be in Burton Spu Cemetery with Home Funcra Hon^e in charge. SheMied Wednesday at her horn in Promised Land. Surviving ar daughter. " Mrs. J. M. Lynch Dies in Little Rock LUXORA — Services for Mrs. J. M. Lynch, former Lnxora resident who died tills morning ai (.he home of a daughter iti Little Rock, will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at. the Baptist Church here by the Hev. Jce Pittman, pa.stor. Mrs. Lynch born and reared In Luxora nnrt resided here until moving to Little Hock. She is survived by two daiiRhters. Mrs. Hershel Moore of FUissollvillc and Miss Louise Lynch of Little Rock; a .son. Dudley Lynch of Tucson, Ari?.; two sisters, Mrs. Arch Escuc of Memphis and Mrs. Henry Escue of Dyersbure. Term.; and U-o brothers, Charles Corkran of Memphis and Mose Corkran of Tennessee. POLITICS Churchill Out of Bed WESTERHAM, Englnd f/7>) _ A warm, sunny .spring day drew Prime Minister Winston CliurchUH out of his sickbed today to pet back to the job of running Britain's government-. the issues. Hi] I and Know) ton. public relations agency bundling the industry's institutional advertising, said two advertisements have appeared. The first, which quoted 13 newspaper editorials criticizing the government for the seizure, appeared in 74 daily newspapers in 2G cities The second was printed in 72 papers in 27 cities. Any government decreed wage raise would be certain to send industry attorneys into Federal Court to challenge its legality and to press for damages, (Continued from Page 1) he Is not going to run for President the moment he began i>y saying tliis year. He is seeking reelection as governor of Illinois. This left n wide field open ami Vice President Barkley, the 74- year-old youngster of the party, to .span the breach. \ Barkley whipped the Democrats into a mild frenzy at the dinner by telling them their party is bound, to win in November "because it deserves to win, because it is right." I The vice president indicated to .lie that he has no present ttiten- .ion of announcing whether he is * candidate. This -seemed to make Barkley, ill ways a popular figure with the Democrats, the chief diuk-hor.se candidate in a campaign where there now is no dominant personality in prccouventkm speculation. 11 ^r rim an Makes Kid Hnrnmnn, praise d by every speaker ns a patriot who had spent 15 years in government service, bitl for national recognition in a bouncing, televised speech. He said foreign und domestic policies couldn't be divided, despite the fact that his Republican opponents already have begun to tee uff on him because of his support of the Yalta agreements. GOP partisans insist these agreements gave Russia a vital foothold in China. Frank Huffman Heads Steele School Board Prank Iliillman. former Blythc- ville resident, has been re-elected president of the board of directors of Steele, Mo., Consolidated School District No. R-V. He has served as president of Ihe board for the past five years and has been a member of the board for 10 years. WAR (Continued from Pai?e U Sabres and about RO MIG.<=. On Ihe ground, Communist pa- :rols continued to fool out United Nations defenses. They concentrated on the Western and Central Fronts. With the Courts Circuit (Criminal): 131 an L. Stiles, driving while under influence of intoxicating liquors, appealed from municipal court. A colony of 7,500 American flamingos has been reported' living on the island of Great Inngua In the Bahamas. Attends Reading Clinic Rosa Nfohtg ornery, teacher of the third and fourth grades at the Armorel Negro School, attended the third annual reading cltnlo of the Division of Education of A. M. and N. College at Pine Bluff yesterday. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. FRIDAY "THE SCARF" John Irrliiiu) Mercedes i\]cCamljrid|;e Planes Hunt Crash HALIFAX. N. S. OD—Planes »nd ships (lodged freakish weather off the Nova Scotia coast today searching for posltjle survivors for two Canadian Navy planes that apparently collided and crashed during fleet nlr arm maneuvers last night. NEW Air Conditioned By Refrigeration "Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Sun. Phone 58 SATURDAY . 'THE DALTCN GANG" Don lied liarrv FRIDAY 'Battleground 1 Van Johnson 452 Are X-Raycd As 2-Day Clinic Opens in Manila A total of. '152 persons v>'cre registered yesterday at the opening of a two-ciay free chest x-ray clinic in Manila. Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association officials said nearly 600 persons were expected to be>x-rayed in Manila today. An extra day was added to the Manila clinic this year, they said, because in just one day last year a total of 665 persons were -\-rnyed. There win be no clinic tomorrow, and the mobile unit will resume operations in Leachville Monday when a two-day clinic opens there. Beginning Wednesday, the unit will begin a five-day clinic in Blytheville. where the annual countywide scries will end April 29. Registrars for the Manila clinic were Mrs, W. R. Brown, chairman. Mrs. Ollie Mike. Mrs. Lucian Broom, Mrs. Dean Pierce. Mrs. Harold Wall and Mrs. Ennn Stations. STEEL Continued from Page S) Arnull of "using his governmental office as a vehicle for anti-industry propaganda." E3e said a statement by Arnall calling the steel fight one "of the steel people against the public" is "an utter distortion of the truth and willful misrepresentation ol the policies and actions of the steel in dustry." Hold That Line! White said the companies "have been fighting against inflation throughout this wage controversy." The industry stand, he declared, is that "the line" should be held in wages us well as prices. 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