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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS BljrUicTUIe Courier BlytiwvlUt Dally Mm -. Valley Leader BlyUwviu* Herald •Ha DOiCKAMT KKwaPAPKK Or KOBTHEA8T AMAJWA. AMD SOUTHEAST UHMOURI JU-VTHRVIU.E, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 1950 FOURTEEN PAGEg IJ. S. TROOPS PRACTICE RIOT CONTROL-Berliners in the U. S. Zone get a glimpse o"t Amerl- tan Constabulary troops on the move as a special riot control exercise Is carried out. The unit turns into' Onkel.Tom Striisse from Potsdamer Strasse enroute to Grunewald iorest, giving the civilians of an idea of steps that will be taken to prevent a scheduled Communist youth march into the Western zone late next month. High government sources said the allied authoiities »re prepared to use machine guns if fire hoses »nci tear gas fail to halt the marchers. (AP Wirephoto) Leek Near Fleeing Nationalists: ^^ • *^' 'niangs Strength Was Illusion Guerrillas Close in On Southern Coast Outlet- for Escape • : • By Spencer Moosk TAIPEI. Formosa, April 25. Red guerrillas, penned for months in the rugged five finger mountains of Hainan Island, swarmed today within four miles of Yulln, Nallon- alht escape gate on the southern coast.. fA Hong Kong press report said Nationalists had evacuated .emergency army and navy headquarters • t Ylllin.) •" The guerrillas were spurred by the collapse of Chinese Nationalist! tronps in the face of numerically inferior Communist forces who stormed ashore nine days ago. ' ^, Nationalists Crack 1B^ Nationalists, possibly' 125,000 •trong, cracked under the pressure of some'15,000 veteran Communist lighters" 'and ttie threat of 60.000 fiierri!),is at their rear. ' ' They fled on Saturday from Hoi- how, the capital where only the day before they had staged n victory celebration. The Communists entered peacefully Sunday morning. A general on Hainan said Chiang Kai-shek had ordered the island abandoned. This was denied here, but there were reliable indications the report was true. Fires Mirk Drive The/Red guerrilla drive on Yuliii was marked by fires, possibly from burning villages. A plane pilot, one of the last to leave, reported the flares. • There were accounts of isolated clashes between Red Irregulars and Nationalist; troops. Meanwhile, Red Gen. Lin Piao poured more men and heavy weapon's across the 10 mile Hainan fitrait, said Chinese press reports in Hong Kong. ' * The Communists no longer /need the dread fire of Nationalist air «nd surface craft In crossing the strait. That, like Nationalist hones of defending the Island, was gone. Installation of C-i Parkinq Meters Finished Installation of parking meters on Broadway from Ash street to the alley north of Main Street wo* completed yesterday and the devices were in operation today. This completes installation of the added meters voted by the City Council April 11. Additional meters also were installed last week on Second Street from Main to.Walnut. A total of 86' meters were Installed on these two streets. Weather 'Impartial'Gas Survey Is Asked 200 Attend Monett. Meeting; Area-Wide Service, li Urged MONETTE. Ark., April 25 — An estimated 200 representatives from small Craighead and ! Mississippi County towns seeking .natural gas service met here last night and laid plans to -file, aiujther 'request , with Blytheville officials for » Operate ?;;rve.v tfi, obtain, data eu'v.ratw arid suppy.. ' ' .- :• '•:,• .'.i.-: 1 ;;-.--'•;.-'•. A resolution'asking for;'«"• survey by a disinterested enVineef".%M"in- troduced arid is scheduled? to be presented to Mayor Doyle Henderson-and the Blytheville Citjr ; Cpun-: The survey would be. made to reflect the lowest available rates and the best "uninterrupted" supply, the resolution slated. Basis of this and similar requests made recently I s a desire on the part of these towns that Blytheville delay granting a franchise until all the towns o.nd 'cities in the area can be served. Prior to introduction of the resolution,-Mayor Ben Butler of Osceola told the group that only two firms were considering gas service for thie area—Arkansas-Missouri Power Co. and a proposed corporation by J. T. Raney and Sons Little Rock bond /Irm. Sees Need for Unity. Citing a proposal to bring natural gas to this ,irea Irom Helena. Mayor Butler said service from the south would be better than that from a northern route such as Ark-Mo proposes. He also said that the government could lake over the "Big Inch" pipeline, which would be Ark-Mo's source of gas, In a national emergency. The Osceola mayor, who also Is president of the Eastern Arkansas Natural Gas Consumers Association, said small towns In this area "must hong together or not get gas service at all." J. H. Grain- ol Wilson told Ihe group that Wilson was interested in obtaining natural gas service and that the smaller towns should act together. t Charles Frlerson, Jonesboro attorney, asserted that acceptance of Ark-Mo's proposal would mean limited supply and high rates. He also said that the Raney proposal had included service for Monette as well as service for this area nine months See GAS on Page 14 Arka'nui forecast: Fair and cooler this afternoon and tonight. Lowest tonight 35 to 40 In northwr r and extreme nt>, •( th portions, with, scattered light' frff- Wednesday fftTr and cool. Missouri forecast: Fair and colder this afternoon and tonight; Wednesday fair south- COOL east; high Wednesday in 60's. Minimum Ihis morning—54. Maximum yesterday—79. Sunset today—5:38. Sunrise tomorrow—5:1«, Precipitation 24 hours to 1 a.m today.—none. Total since Jan. 1—24.31. : Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—665. Normal mean for April—61. Thh Date tasl Vt*r :. Minimum Ihis morning—45. Maximum yesterday—78.; • Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date Communist- Success May Mean Formosa Attack Is Readying By Fred Hampsnn HONOLULU, April 25. (g^—lass of Hainan Island to the Chinese Communists shows that the reported resurgence of the Nationalists was largely an illusion. It also means that another obstacle to the Communist advance into southeast Asia — Indochina, Thailand. Burma, Malaya and Indonesia—has been cleared. Indochina Flanked Hainan is on the ocean Hank of Indochina, where Communism already is feeding the fire of another Asian revolution.^. The Nationalist' defeat on Hainan has another doleful meaning.to the non-Communist areas of the Far East: '-the Reds appear to have overcome to a considerable extent sir greatest military weakness. Previously , their efforts to cross wate'r against an enemy have been unsuccessful and costly. . . rThey put troops ashore on Hainan, held beaches and reinforced them, and did it wothoiit either air cover or a navy, both of which the Nationalists used against them. Formosa Vulnerable? Hainan, of course, Is only ten miles from the nearest mainland, but the Reds say their invasion flotillas traversed 30 miles of sea to reach their chosen beaches. The question Immediately arises: can the final Nationalist refuge of Formost long remain Invulnerable across 100 miles of water? It Is known that the Reds have an air force, but they did not use it against Hainan. This suggests they could be saving It for the big push on Formosa, and that the Formosa campaign may not be far avjay. Dance, Tours, Contests Highlight CottonWeek Guided tours of local cotton industry, a. Cotton Week dance, a cotton fashion show and window display contest will highlight Blytheville's participation in County Cotton \\eek, which is being sponsored by Mississippi'County'* farm Bureau. * Jnmes R, Deal, chairman'of Blytheville's committee on Cotton Week activities, met with his committee yesterday a n d announced endorsement of the American Legion-sponsored dance on May 2. Bob Strong and his orchestra, who have been heard on national radio programs, Including the Red Skelton Show nnd Uncle Walter's Doghouse, have been signed by the to play for the dance. •lames Nierstheimer, who Is head- fug the Legion's dance committee, said the affair will be held In the Blytheville Armory beginning 'at 9 p.m. Cash asrards will be given first, second nnd third place winners in the window display contest, which Is to be carried out iri the cotton theme. Dans call for first place winner also to receive a loving cup. Guided tours o( gins, cotton seed day. ' Monday Ark-Mo Project Given PSC Okoy JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., April 25. Wj—The Missouri Public Service Commission granted permission to Arkansas-Missouri Power Company today to build a llo.OOo volt transmission line from Hayli. Mo., to Blytheville. The state utility regulating commission said no hearing was necessary. Arkansas-Missouri said the me would integrate its facilities In the area where It operates— Northeastern Arkansas and Southeastern Missouri. The utility also was given permission to build a $69.000 volt line In Oregon County. Estimated cost 's $3,600 and gross annual revenue would be J450. Harry Fritzius, Jr., Wins Jaycee Speaking Contest on Hoover Report Harry Fritzius, Jr.. Blythcville High School senior, last night was named winner of the Junior Chamber of Commerce speaking contest on the Hoover Commission Report. The six finalists spoke before Jaycces in the club room. Second prize went to Bobble Edwards and third place was taken by Cal Gossett. Cash awards of $15, »lo, and »5 were given first, second «nd third places respectively. Blyth«vilte Rotary and Klwanis clubs provided the prizes. Other finalists In Ihe speech contest were Mary Margaret Aulen Jimmy Rcimnlller and Bob Kirshner. Norbert Blankcnshlp, sevenlh grade student, was winner of the Jaycces' poster contest conducted among junior high school student*. Hiram Snodgrass and Danny Edgmon finished in th»t order as runners up in Ihe poslcr conlcst. .Honorable mention went to Eu- gene Still. Carmen Gary, Raymond Znchry and Raymond Lum. Mr. Fritzius, 'who llluslrated his address with a scries of posters, will give his winning speech before Lions, Klwanis and Rolary clubs this week. •fudges in the oratorical contest were Mrs. Hiram Wylle. J. L. Chcr- W and R. A. Porter. The Jaycecs" Operation Economy committee, headed by James Roy. Judged contest posters. Following the speaking contest, «• p.. Mabry, represcntallve of the National Cotton Council, spoke to the club on use of cotton. He compared cotton fabrics with those made from synthetics. Awards won by the club at the stale Jayccc convention In El Dorado last week end were presented to the House Committee. 'toy Etchieson supervised the speech contest arid W. A. Wyatt handled arrangements In poster competition. oil mills and compresses are to conducted each day.' Mom through Frldiy of cotton Week. The tours will begin each morning at 10 o'clock at the Blytheville Board of Trade offices In Glencoe Holel and »re to be complete* »lthln two hours. Plans for receiving Elizabeth Mc- Oee. 1950 Maid of Cotton, were also outlined at yesterday's meeting. Charles Moore, Junior chamber of Commerce president-elect, announced today that Virgil Sluney- felt has been appointed to head a committee which will handle arrangements for greeting the cotton Maid when she arrives here May 6. An added feature of Cotton Week here will be » limerick contest which will be open to students of junior and senior high schools. The contest under the direction of J. F. McCalla and R. p. Price, will see presentation of cash awards for completion of the limerick which begins. "Everybody in some way. uses cotton every day." Entry blanks are to be distributed through the schools, Senate Cold Shoulders British Debt Proposal WASHINGTON, April 25 I (/P)— Cold opposition was raised in the Senate today to Britain's proposal that the United States shoulder part of Britain's $9,000,000,000 debt to the sterling bloc nations. Three leaders spoke out vigorously against it and their position was believed to reflect a general feeling among lawmakers, Here Is what they had to say: Chairman Connally (D-Tex) of the senate Foreign Relations Committee: "The British proposal Is astounding. It is my view that the United stales, cannot and should not entertain the British plan" Tali Object* Senator Taft of Ohio, chairman of the' Republican Senate Policy Committee: "It is an extraordinary presumption on their part to ask us now to assume their debts." Senator wherry of Nebraska, Republican Senate" Floor Leader: "I am not In favor of giving any further aid to Britain." The Bri(,ish"pipposal was announced .yesterday as an "exploratory'' plan being considered by,high administration, officials. It would call for the United States' to take care of a big share of Britain's debts to India, Pakistan and Southeast Asia. "When the British loan of »3750,000.000 was made." Taft said, "it was the clear understanding that it was to help the British bring about a long-term settlement ol their outstanding sterling debts. Tile loan never would have been made under other circumstances." British Budfet Balanced Wherry said the British government's financial statement last month showed the British have a balanced trade budget abroad and a balanced financial budget at home. "They riow have a gold reserve of nearly $2,000,000,000," he said "Why should we advance them more money?" The British proposal came In the midst of Senate debate over a $3312.460,000 foreign aid bill which contains «887,000,000 for Great Britain. , Connelly. criticized, hU colleague late yesterday for railing to remain on the Senate floor during the debate. » He said he .would demand faster action. City's Sales Personnel to Hear Talk on Cotton's Selling Points Advantages and selling points of cotton will be to | d to BIj , th ',, vi j le sales personnel In . meeting at City H«l| tomorrow night .t 7:30. 7,000 Houses Sprayed with DDT in County Approximately' 1,000 residences In Mississippi County have been sprayed with DDT as a part of the malaria control program, supervised here by W. o. Stinnett, supervisor of the Malaria Control Division of the State Health Department. Eight spray crews are at work this week, continuing the spray program. Three are working out of Manila, two out of Blythcville; and one each out of Joiner, Dyess. Osceola. Mr. Stinnett said today that chlordane, a new insect killer, is to be used with DDT this year In the program. The use of the new insect killer, along with god envlromental sanitation, should give good cottrol of most flying insects and insect- born diseases, he said. Mr. Stinnett, warned however, that no chemical will control insects without the aid of good sanitation practices. Mr. Stinnett further explained that chlordane Is highly poisonous to many insects, and upon evaporation of the solvent, a toxic film remains for several weeks. Bugs that come In contact with the sprayer surfaces during that period are killed. In conjunction with County Cotton Week observance, sponsored by the Mississippi County Farm Bureau, R. E. Mabry. field representative of the National Cotton Coun=11. will speak to sales people In a meeting arranged by Mra. Edith George. The address will Include a demonstration made with samples of different fabrics. Purpose of the demonstrations Is to emphasize cotton's superiority in strength, absorbency and reaction to chemicals. Other demonstrations will Include samples of new cotton fabrics which are wrinkle resistant, water rcpcl- lant and color fast. The address will also tell of other qualities scientists hope to bring to .cotton fabrics. The meeting Is open to all mcr chants and sales people and is be ing sponsored by Blytheville's com mlttee on Cotton Week. Late Bulletin— WASHINGTON, April ZS. W>|— In » shift of plans, Senate In- vrstlfator., today barred Senator McCarthy (R-WisV and Owen J. f.atlimore from hearing secret testimony of |. OU | 8 r . BU<] C TU, former Communist. N. O. Cotton . nc <: Open High Low 1:30 3231 .1248 .J230 3247 3268 3274 3266 3273 3170 3184 3110 3117 3152 3168 3152 3155 3168 3171 3160 3160 Soybe Nov ans Open High Low close 294 29D'i 289'.* 29 2M'4 2!H'i T86 28 219H-221-H SIS 317'A Officer Is Added To Police Force Chief of Police John Filter to day announced that Thomas Man ley, former Pontiac, Mich,, police officer, has been added to the Bly thcvllle Police Department as mo torcycle officer. oniccr Manlcy assumed his new duties yesterday. Officer Manlcy served for 12 years as a member of the Pontiac Police Department and more tha half of that time as motorcyc officer. He Is « native of Blytheville ar returned tlac. here recently from Pon- New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: AT&T 153 -,-g Anaconda Copper 29 3-j Beth Steel 37 7-f Chrysler eg i_| Coca Cola 157 Ocn Kleclric 475-8 Oen Motors 81 7-! Montgomery Ward 55 3-E N Y Central 14 1-8 Int Harvester 26 I -2 National Distillers 23 1-8 Republic Steel 29 1-4 Radio 21 i-, Rtudcbakcr 32 Standard of N J 10 1-2 Texas Corp 643- J O Penney .'... 55 1-4 U S Steel 33 1-8 Scars 43 1- Soulhern Pacific 52 1- Railroad Strike Talks to Begin Sfext Thursday WASHINGTON, April 25. {AP)—Government-sponsored efforts to settle a rail-labor dispute before the end of a new two-week strike truce will jejjin in Chicago Thursday. Chairman Francis A. O'Neill of Jie National Mediation Board said today representatives of the union and the .several key railroads Involved have agreed to the peace talks. They will be held at the Palmer House In Chicago, beginning Thursday morning. O'Neill's last-minute Intervention last night averted a serious strike that hiul been scheduled 'to start tomorrow. The dispute Involves a union demand for an extra fireman on b!g dlesel locomotives. The union, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engine men, agreed lust night to a two week truce proposed by O'Neill. Tli postpones the strike deadline from Wednesday morning to May 10. The Issue, however, has been discussed so many years !n rail labor relations without a solution that prospects for any settlement in the two-week truce period seemed rather dim. The multiple-engine dlesels now have two-man crews composed ol an engineer and a fireman. Both the engineers nnd firemen have argued for years that an extra man is ncede for .safe operation. However, two White House fact finding bonrds have ruled that thi SK RAH, on Page 14 SWOLB copiw mi cprn Phone Strike Delay Order Is Possibility, Union Official Says Some Picketing Slated in Phone Installers Strike LITTLE ROCK, April 26. (AP) — Picket Hues were to go urouiid Southwestern Bell Telephone Company exchanges In eight Arkansas elites this morning. . J. N. Brashear, Little Rock, area vicc-pif Went for the CIO Communications Workers ol America. Division Six, said they would be established around exchanges In eight key cities. Division six Is the equipment Installers group which yesterday went on a nnllonwlds strike against Western Electric Co,, which Installs equipment for Bell. Joe Coe, stale director 'of CWA Division 20, composed of Bell operating employes, said "our people will honor" the division six picket llne.s. Division 20 Is scheduled to go on strike against Bell tomorrow mom- Ing. "Although we arc not authorized lo establish our picket lines until Wednesday morning, If the equipment Installers set up picket." In those eight cltle.s, we will nol cross them," Coe said. Brosheor said about 50 division six members In Little Rock. Forl Smith, Rogers, Helena, Fol rest City, Osceola, Fine Bluff and Tcx- arkann joined the walkout. Only Two In Oscci/U Truman Scott, manager of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company In Blythelvlle and Osceola said today that to his knowledge there were only two Ofsccola workers that would be Included In the walkout of the Western Electric equipment Installers. Candidates Must File Ely Noon Tomorrow ,; . Deadline for filing corrupt practice pledges at candidates for county, district and state offices Is noon tomorrow. In Mississippi County today, It remained a matter of what new opposition might arise since all Incumbents had filed by yesterday. Unless new candidates file be-* : '— tween now and noon tomorrow, voting in the preferential primary July 25 will be on a stale level since there are no county or district races yet that involve more than two can- County Coroner Asks Re-Election E. M. Holt, Blytheville Mortician, Will Run For Second Term E. M. Holt formally announced today that, he would seek re-cleclfon as Mississippi County coroner In this summer's Democratic primaries. Mr. Holt, manager of Holt Funeral Home Iri Blytheville for the past 12 years, will be running for his second term. He look the office after It was left vacant when Austin Moore moved from the county a few years ago. .•" In his announcement. Mr. Holt said he would continue to Investigate thoroughly all questionable deaths and give full attention lo each case. He Indicated that an unusually large number of deaths had called for coroner's Investigations during the past few years, and that during his term of office he had Investigated each of the deaths thoroughly before making reports. Mr. Holt Is past president of the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association, president of the Blytheville Shrine Club, an officer in the Masons, and a member of the Lions Club and First Baptist Church In Blytheville. Ills corrupt practices pledge has been on file In the office of 'Miss Elizabeth Blythe, county clerk, since March 29. dldates. Where there are two candidates for the same post, the run-off prl- and niulls of this voting will be mary Aug. 8 will decide the winner* tantamount to election for the winner. Clndldate-s for city offices have until 30 days prior to the genera election In early November to file Four aldermen and a city clerk are to be elected this year. Four races are in sight to date Sen. Lee Beardcn of Lcachville, seeking re-election, Is opposed by W. R. Nicholson ol Osceola. In the only other legislative race. Kenneth S] Slllcer of Joiner and Albert A. Banks of Whllton arc candidates for state representative and bolh are seeking the post held, by Leslie N. Speck of Osccola. who Is not seeking re-election. Municipal Judge Graham Sudbury and W. Leon Smith, both of Blytheville. are candidates for chancellor of the Second Division of llic 12th Chancery District. In the race for sheriff. Incumbent William Bcrryman of niylhcvllle ts opposed by Osec Nunnally. also of Blytheville. Unopposed candidates for re-elcc- Uon to date Include the following: For stale representative—Jimmic Edwards of Blytheville. L. H. Avi- try of Biirdetlc and E. O. Flccman of Manila; for prosecuting ntlor- ncy— H. o. Partlow of Blytheville; for circuit Judge (two to be elcckd) -Zal B. Harrhon of Blytheville and Charles W. Light of Paragould; for county treasurer — Frank Whitworth; for circuit clerk—Harvey Morrl.5 of Blytheville; for county clerk—Miss Elizabeth Blythe; for county judge—Roland Green; for county assessor—Herbert shlppcn of Osceola; for county auditor— V. E. Cooley of Blytheville; for county coroner—F., M. Holt, Camporee Planned for Boy Scouts From Eight North Missco Troops Boy Scouts from eight North Mississippi County District troops arc expected to participate in the district's spring Camporee to be conducted Friday and Saturday at the Game Refuge near Manila. J. Cecil Lowe, district chairman, said Ihe activities would begin at 10 a.m. Friday and be completed at noon the following day,- with competition in camp craft, scout craft, and field events scheduled for ^aturday morning. List year, 109 Scouts In the district participated in the Camporee. and the past week-end, ISO Scouts and leaders from the South Mississippi County District had a similar camporee. Troops to be represented include Troop 31 of Blytheville, sponsored by the American Legion; Troop 22 of B.ythevllle. sponsored by the Blvthcvltle Junior Chamber of Commerce; Troop 38 of Blytheville, sponsored by the First Christian Church. Troop 223 at Gosnell. sponsored by the Gosnell Methodist Church; Troop 15 al Burdette sponsored by the Burdette School; Troop 32 at Manila, sponsored by the Manila Lions Club, and Troop 225 at Dell, sponsored by the Dell Klwanis Club. Camporee officials are to include Worth Holder, campftrc chief; O. O. Silvers of Manila, field events chief; and Kenneth Richardson of Blytheville, Mr. Lowe. John Stevens. Jr., of Dell, and Charles Sims of Burdcltc, Judges. 'wards for first, second, and third places In each of the lliree competitive events will be awarded the troops, and the t' ops receiving the largest total of points also will receive awards. Report Given After Mediator Tries New Act NIOW YORK, April 25. — (AP) — A CIO Commtinica- lions Workers of America official snid today there is "a possibility" that the union would delay its nationwide telephone strike set for 6 a.m. local time tomorrow. The official, who holds an important place in union councils, would not permit himself to be Identified In revealing the postpon- ment possibility. His statement came shortly after Conciliation Director Cyrus S. Clilng said In Washington he was sending one of his top aides here In a move to try lo break th» deadlock In telephone strike negotiations. • . The representative, General Counsel peter Sell*, was due In New York by plane at 1:40 p.m. The union official said a post- • •. poncment could be ordered by th» CWA executive board acting on It* own decision or at the request of a government source. Package Sought The CWA seeks a "package" 37- cent hourly wage increase for Itt 204.000 members employed by th« vast Bell Telephone System. Tile union official said the OWA executive board could request IU divisions and locals to "continue bargaining until further notice" or to specify a strike postponement of ten, 15 or 20 days." He repeated that "there i.s & possibility" that • delay-would be ordered :.':.. Nearly 10.000 CWA equipment workers-— membrs of Disislon 6 — already-'were on strike against thi Western Electric Co., manufacturing ;-arm of the Bell System." They were under union orders, to 'Jam •lonj;' distance ! Ili*i.i- ; v->-' -ia^'Vj \ "No More Optimistic"!. * T\ Foljowlng a negotiation session between representatives of-the two « top federal radiator, Clyde M. SV"', 11 , 1 '' We " re ""mo™ optimistic thanSwe were." But he added, /'we'll stay in session with the parties as long as a formnla or^hopc of settlement tj possible" I he CWA claims, a membership of 204,000. But union sources here say that If a strike occurs and last* any lenRlh of time, a total of 3000000 Bell employes might go out.' The equipment workers who went on strike yesterday were joined today by 1,200 fellow workers In Tex-as and Oklahoma. There were no reports of picket ltnc.s, however, assuring continuance of normal pub- He phone service today barrlnr equipment breakdowns. It was not certain how a strike would affect press association wires. It was not expected, however, that news and radio wires would feel any effect If the strike were short- lived. Aside from Jamming—which !« illegal In some states—the installers' strike can have only a long- range effect on the public. But a general strike tomorrow would bring Instant curtailment of the nation's phone service. Only a few nnd comparatively minor Independent 'companies, mostly In rural arcns. would be exempt. Further, the supervisory employes who would try lo carry on, as In 'past strikes, might find themselves hampered by the new union tactic of mass lamming. Swamping Is Asked In case of the big walkout, the •mini, the CIO Communications Workers of America, has asked all Its own members as well as other sympathetic unions to be ready to swamp long distance exchanges with "hnng-up" calls. The method would be to place a call and hang up before It was completed. Governor Asks Control on Rent WASHINGTON. April 25. f/D— Gov. Adlal E. Stevenson of Illinois told senators today a sudden end of federal rent controls on June 30 would result In disorder, confusion and "perhaps some violence." Stevenson said that unless Congress extends the federal controls he will be forced to call the Illinois legislature Into special session to pass a state control law. But under questions of Chairman Maybank (D-SC) of the Senate Banking Committee, Stevenson said he could go along with a reported compromise. This would retain existing controls until the end of this year with a provision for an additional six month extension If states or cities request'It. New York Cotton Open High Low 1:30 May 3264 3278 3262 3271 July 3282 3251 3282 3290 Oct 3118 3189 3179 3183 Dec 3159 3172 3159 3165 Mar 3166 3178 J166 316*

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