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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLVI—NO. 29 TM DOMINANT NEWSPA Blirtacvlll* Courier . BlythcvUl* DtUjr MlulKlppt Valley Leader Blytheville Herald U.S. Producing Special Casing for Atom Bomb New Missile Gives Nuclear Explosives Diversified Use WASHINGTON, April 26. (AP)—The United States apparently is producing a variety of special bomb casing in which its new, more powerful atomic explosives can be used against any type of target. With such specialized missiles, the atomic bomb ceases to be only a mass destruction weapon for a shot-gun style attack on an industrial city. It could be used against such difficult targets as underground fortifications and factories. A laconic phrase In the semiannual report of Defense Secretary Johnson gives a significant hint. Says Johnson: "atomic weapons are no longer a small number of bombs or a single~type and size to oe u.sed only strategically on carefully selected target. 1 ' Atom Bombs in Air i reference appeared to be this: , * only two atomic bombs used In wartime attacks were exploded In the air over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Of the two bombs publicly demonstrated after that, in the Bikini test of 1946. one was air- burst like those used on Japan. The other was fired underwater after long and careful preparation, impossible under war conditions. The bombs were used, as Johnson said, "only-strategically." While neither the Defense Department nor Atomic Energy Coin- mission Is Inclined to go beyonc the cautiously phrased statement of Johnson, problems encountered in World Wn- II and results of tests »t Bikini and Eniwetok proving pround suggest here are some of the .objectives of at atomic weaponeers: i A Bomb Jacket 1. An A-bomb encased in a deep- penetration type jacket similar to the "tall boy" bomb developed the closing days of the war. The function of this conventiona? ex- j^lve bomb.jgas to bore^deep' into ™<?;«i"iili"btl6i-« exploding. *i"lie bb- JooUv« was to produce an earth •hock to crumble underground In- staUatleTis The Allies never were able to »lva the problem of attack on U-boat pens, tucked away along th« coast under thick layers of earth and reinforced concrete. A deep-penetrationr atomic bomb may be the answer,,.' Wine To Be Pre-Stt 2. An atomic marine mine which can be pre-set to explode or be detonated by remote electronic control. Such a weapon may be dropped from a plane or planted from * submarine. At Bikini, the bomb ex- ploted under .water was lowered through the hull of a speclall adapt ed vessel and exploded under the most ceraful laboratory conditions. The weapon in no way would have been useful In a wartime attack on an enemy port area or a fleet at sea. 3. An atomic bomb designed lo explode on impact with the ground or a few hundred feet above It if a proximity fuze is used and possibly with its force of explosion under some control (if Johnson's reference to "size" is taken liter. ally.) A. weapon of this nature is tactical _ for use against enemy forces Dropped from the air or carried by guided missile, its logical Jpjgets would include heavy con- -Eenlralion of troops on a beachhead or at a port O f embarkation area. There seemed lo b~ no suggestion in Johnson's comment on atomic weapons that he was referring to the projected hydrogen bomb. N. O. Cotton .PMR Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND BOUTHKAaT MISSOURI J^YTimviLLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL-28, 1950 FOURTEEN PAGES 8FNGLE COPIES 1TVK CBNTI County-Wide Program Reveals Concerted Cotton Week Activity . Dances, fashion shows and parades figure to make Cotton Week, sponsored by the A f!naJ PP h rf°, Unt , y Fa f m » BJ^V' 16 most concerted county-wide event in Misaco history. A final schedule of events to be+— ' staged In all participating towns' was released loday by the F»rm day when It crowns Miss Jane Driver and Godfrey Bureau. The complete schedule Is Indicn- ive of interest In the event throughout the county. Led by O-ceola, which has planned perhaps the most elaborate program in the county, the smaller lowns of the county have scheduled week-long activities In recognition of Cotton Week. To Crown Klrur, Queen Headlining pre-Cotton Week activities win be addresses to sale* personnel in Blytheville (tonight at Cily Hall) and Osceola (tomorrow night at 7:30). Osceola will lead off with Cotton Week's first major event Mon- Peggy White queen and king of Its Cotton Week. The coronation will take place at a dance to be staged at the Community Center and beginning at 9 p.m. Monday. l>»nce to Be Held Here Blytheville's Cotton Week dance will be held In the Armory Tuesday night, with music by Bob Strong and his orchestra. Tickets may be purchased at Kirby. Owens, Barney's and City drug stores, the Razorback and Floyd While and Family shoe stores. Allan B. Kline, American Farm Bureau Federation president, will discuss current farm problems at Osceola's high school Tuesday night at 8 o'clock. Osceola's fashion show, with Mrs. Carroll Watson as commentator, will be held Tuesday night at 8 o'clock, also. Leachville's style show will be held in the Melody Theater at. 7:30 that night. May 3, Leachville will choose its Maid ot Cotton who will represent the town in BlytheviUe's lashion show at 3 p.m. Dell's fashion show will get under way at 8 p.m. May 3, which Is also church participation day in Osceola. . , ... Osceola's May 4 program will feature a Progressive Club banquet In the Mississippi County library an- (35 0 Million Arms Increase Fund Okayed by House Group budget Hike Is Sought To Tighten U. S. Defense WASHINGTON, April 26. (Al')—The House Appro- rations Committee today recommended the 1951 military udget be increased by ?350,000,000 asked by Secretary of Defense Johnson to tighten the nation's bulwarks against BIG MUDDY OVERFLOWS NKBAASKA FARMLANDS — Farm buildings a mile from the Missouri river lay under water as the Big Muddy swelled over some 4,000 acres of Nebraska land southeast of Fort Calhoun, Neb., which is 17 miles north of Omaha! A crest of 23 feet, 1.5 feet higher than in the 1843 flood nnd four feet above flood stage, was forecast for Blair, Neb., just above Fort Calhoun by today. <AP Wirephoto). ditorium at 8 p.m. Trade Day and a street dance at 8 p.m. will highlight Joiner's activities on May 5. Osceola, too, will sponsor a street dance on May 5. With cotton blue jeans and cototn frocks to be featured, Osceola's street dance is to be held on. the side of court square and Is to start at 8 p.m. '. Maid of Cotton to Appear May 6 will mark per.sonal appearances in Blytheville and Osceola of the 1960 Maid or Cotton, Miss Elizabeth McGce. of Spartanburg, S.C. . She is to ride in Osceola's parade at 2 p.m. with Cotton Carnival King R. E. L. Wilson, III, of Wilson. A baseball game will precede the parade. At 3:30 p.m.. May 6. the Maid of Cotton will appear at Blylhevillc's fashion show al the American Legion Auditorium. burlier in the day, the Maid ot Cotton will l» received in Wilson by Mr. Wilson. A calendar of each town's activities will b» published beginning Saturday. May , July . Oct. , Dec. . Mar. Open Hiph Low ... 3250 3251 3247 ... 3278 3279 3273 ... 3167 3167 3157 ••• 3143 3148 3142 ... 3150 3152 3144 1:30 3247 3276 3161 3143 3150 WeoH-er Arkansas forecast: Pl1 | r snil war . mer this afternoon and lonlzht Thursday partly cloudy and mild. Missouri forecast! Generally 4^r cast and Toti th, warmer tonight; Thursday increasing clovidine-ss becoming cloudy and warmer south- cast; lo» tonight 45-50 south; high CI.OUIVY Thursday 65-70 east and south. Minimum this morning—57. ! Maxium yesterday—1C. Sunse today—5:41. Sunrise tomorrow—5:14. Precipitation 21 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. v Total since Jan. 1-24.31. Mean temperature (midway he- tvvrcn hie,. H m| low) -Cii.5. Normal mean for April—Al, Thin D»te Last-Year Minimum this morning—M. Maximum yesterday—82. Precipitation Jan. -22.67. 1 lo this date Three Rac^s Becpme Three -Way Deadline Arrived of the four political.races in Mississippi County today became three-way aC- to the noon deadline-for . filing party loyalty pledges and paying filing fees *t)jBennelt or Blytheville ».-* '•' yesterday^aflernoon riled^w candidate for state senator, .opposing J. Lee Bearderi of Leachville, 'the Incumbent, and W. a. Nicholson of Osceola. Third entry in the contest for the state representative post now held by Leslie N. Speck of Osctola li John J. Cowan, Osceola attorney. Kenneth S. Sulcer of Joiner and Albert A. Banks of whitlon also are seeking this office. Mr. Speck is not a candidate for re-election. Files f« Sheriff The race for sheriff became * three-way event with the filing yesterday of Charles .Carter, Manila service station operator as > candidate to oppose William Berryman of Blytheville. the Incumbent, and Osee Nunnally, also of Blytheville. The only pledge filed -here this morning was that of Max Ray, who became a candidate for constable of Hie :man Township. Hickman Township Is located In the northeast cornor of the county, and Includes the communities of Hickman, Huffman and Armorel. Filing of .pledges by the three new candidates yesterday means that these races will be decided in the preferential primary July 25 and winning these races will be tantamount to election. Race for Chancellor Where there are two candidates for the same office, the run-off primary Aug. 8 wi'l decide the race. In the only other race, Municipal Judge Graham Sudbury of Blytheville Is opposing w. Leon Smith, Blytheville attorney, for the post of chancellor of the Second Division of the 12th Chancery District. The post is new held by C. M. Buck of Blytheville, who was appointed when the office was created and cannot'witMed' himself. . • Qtlier. candidates for county and district ;pfflces all of whom are unopposed, Include the following: For state representative — Jlm- mle Edwards of Blytheville, L. H. Autry of Burdette and E. C. Pleeman of Manila; for prosecuting attorney—H. G. Partlow of Blytheville; for circuit judge (two to be elecled)—Zal B. Harrison of Bly Ihevllle and Charles w. Light o Paragould; for county treasurer- Frank Wllitworth; for circuit clerk —Harvey Morris of Blythevilie; fo county cleric,-. — Miss Elizabeth Blythe; for county Judge—Rolant Green; for county assessor—-Hcrber Shippcn of Osceola; for count: coroner—E. M. Holt. Rep. Tackett Draws Opponent, Two More Seek Governorship LITTLE ROCK, April 26. M*i—V. S. Rep. Boyd Tackett of Nash ville today drew opposition in Ills bid for re-election In this summer' Democratic primaries. This development nnd two more entries in the already-crowded race for governor drew the political spotlight in the closing of thi Arkansas Democratic paXy ticket al noon. All ofTice-seekers hat! to sign up* before noon if they wanted spots on the ballot. Most of the interest apparently will be In the governor's campaign. ' However, warm fights for the lieutenant governorship, U. S. representative from the Seventh Congressional District and a position on the Arkansas Supreme Court are In prospect. Opposing Tackett will be Donald O. Oxford of Fort Smith, a retired carpenter, who filed his corrupt practices pledge Just before the Tackett and Hep. Orcn deadline. Harris of El Dorado are the only Arkansas congressmen having opposition. In the race against Harris are Vernon Whltten of Magnolia, O. S. Keating of El Dorado and 16 Missco Boy Scouts Slated To Attend National Jamboree Sixteen Boy Scouts from Mississippi County will be among 96 scouts 8 nd leaders from the Eastern Arkansas Area/Council tending the national Jamboree >t VaJley n>rge, Pa.. June 24 Along with the Scouts from thts^ county, O. o. Stivers, Scoulms.iter of Manila Troop 32, and James Seabaugh, an Eagle Scout at Manila, will be among the contingent leaders from this area, i The Manila Troop Is sending the largest delegation from this area. Bight Scouts will represent that troop. They include James Bullard, Wayland Jobe, Woody Townsend, Carl Tipton, David Walker, Billy Davidson Terry Ballard. Two Boy Scouts from Blytherille will also attend. W. L. Moxlty, Jr., has been registered, »nd one Scout b still to be named. S Frmn Oseed* to Go Al Dell in Troop 255 Noble Gill, Jr., and one other scout, sllll to be named, will attend. The Mississippi Counly delegation will Include two Scouts from Joiner, and three from Osceola, still to be named. Oral Smith, Scout Executive for the Eastern Arkansas Area Council, Is fo serve as staff supervisor. Tentative plans call for the group to leave Forrest City,and Jone-s- boro on June 24 and for travel to °e In flir-conditloncd buses U) Chattanooga. The second day of travel will Include tours of the Smokcy Mountains and Washington, D.c. The group plans a visit to Mount Vernon on the ihlr_d day of travel. The Jamboree will begin on June 27 nad last nine days. Arrangements* for meals, camps, and tours »re being made by Scout leaders. Toomic C. Short of Lewisvllle. The fifth and sixth candidate, to file for the gubernatorial noml nation are M. L. Allison, rctlrci Little Rock grocer, and Willlan Prince, Conway. Secretary of. State C. G. Hall, At torney General Ike Murry, Slat See DEADLINE on Page 2 Dr. Webb Elected By Optometrists Dr. Milton B. Webb, BlylhevllI optometrist, today was elected sec retary-treasurer of the Arkansa Optometric Association at Its 44tt annual convention in Little Rock. Dr. M. L. Shofncr of Stuttgar was re-elected president, other of fleers named today Include D Hoyt S. Purvis of Jonesboro, wh was re-elected vice president, an Dr. L. A. Biggs of Scarcy, who wa named a. member of the Executlv Council. New York Stocks Quotations: •1:30 p.m. AT&T Amer Tobacco ".'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. Anaconda Copper Beth steel '.'.'....'.'.. Chrysler ]' [ Coca Cola Ccn Electric '..'. Oen Motors ..'.'.." Montgomery 'Ward "".'. NY Central Int Harvester National Distillers Republic steel Radio . Socony Vacuum Sturtebakcr . . ; Standard of N J Texas Corp : '.. J P Penney U S Slcel I'"' Scars i Southern Pacific .....'..'.. 154 168 3 29 1 31 66 1156 47 181 3 55 13 5 26 7 23 29 1 20 5 17 70 164 1 55 3' 32 3 43 5 53 •tussia. Urging the additional funds, olmson told Congress the Russian x>mic explosion had come "some- hnt In advance of the date we had ntlclpated." He said that caused complete rcvaluntlon of defense lans by both the United Stales and le North Atlantic Pact nations. The secretary and members of lie joint chiefs of staff appeared Jcfore both Senate and House Ap- ropriatlons Committees lo review venls leading to the plea for more loney. Besides the Soviet atomic exulo- on, Johnson spoke of the In- reased strain In International re- allons nnd said: Not a Happy Prospect "None of this presents B happy rosiiect: but the cold war Is not a appy circumstance." Johnson testified behind closed oora but later hnndcd out a state- lent covering the gist of his tesli- Ttony. Among the developments which e said brought a lightening of ar- lamenls and defenses. Johnson also lenlioned: The fall of China, the serious Ituations In southeast Asia, the rcak In diplomatic relations with Bulgaria and deteriorating relations •llh olher satellite countries, the ioviet assumption of control over he armed forces of Poland, Soviet laval expansion, the Increased So- Icl pressures In Germany, the re- enl attack on a naval alrcrafl In he Baltic, and the recent Soviet lemands relative to Trieste. : Needs to Grow Larger The ; secretary said Hie present ecord peacetime defense costs nobably will grow larger after Hie next year. ,- Besides the' $350.000,000 In new money, the Defense Department nl- io asked.Uhe .House, group' to re- itqre>4aa,000,fOO"previously trimmed-by: the committee'" from the imqunt asked by President Truman h/his budget. The additional money already approved brings lo $14,261,127,300 the amoiinl now In the defense budget Which the House will begin debating next week. The mnncy wi)l probably be added :o a J29.000,00fl,000 one-package appropriation bill before the House. *20« Million for Air Of lhe new funds, $200,000.000 would be for the Air Force, and >i50.000,000 for the Nnvy. All but >50,000,000 is for new plane purchases to continue beyond next year, the program to build and maintain n 48-group Air Force. All the Air Force money Is In contract authority. Of the Navy's $150.000.000 total. S100.000.000 Is In contract authority 'or plane procurement and $50,000,000 Is In cash for conversion of warships .and for the anti-submarine warfare program. In the case of contract authority :he actual money will be appropriated later. Re-Elected Ark-Mo Head Blytheville Man Named to Begin 18th Year as President James Hill, Jr., was re-elected to serve his 18th consecutive year as president of tile Arkansas-Missouri Power Company at a bonnl of directors' meetlne held at the company's homo office here yesterday. Other officers re-elected were Cms B. Walton, vice-president; Chas. R. Newcoinlj. secretary and treasurer. and Franklin E. otklnson, auditor. Both Mr. Ncwcomb nnd Mr. Atkinson arc beginning their 13th years of office. Directors elected at an annual stockholders' meeting, which preceded the directors' meeting, were Mr. Hill. Mr. Walton, Little Rock; August L. Orlesedieck, si. Louis; Edmund S. Cummlngs. Wlnctka, III.; Ony Free-line.. Little Rock- Henry F. Trotter, Pine Bluff and Vance M. Thompson, McCrory, Ark. At the present time Ark-Mo has more than IBM stockholders living In nearly every stale. A majority of the company's stock Is owned by residents of Arkansas and Missouri, the two states In which the company operates. • Other action , taken by Ark-Mo stockholders Included authorization of an amendment to the company's retirement plan, which provides for Increased benctlls^or its employees The. company , nearly lot towns In Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. " . Rector Grants Ark-Mo Natural Gas Franchise The Rector City Council last night voted to grant Arkansas-Missouri Power Company a franchise to serve that city with natural gas. In Sleelo, Mo., meanwhile, the granting of a natural gas franchise to Ark-Mo will be decided by a city-wide vote The Stccle City Council Mon-» day night voted lo call a special election on the question of wheUiet to grant Ark-Mo a franchise. Date for the election was set as May 31 by the Council. In Rector, the city council granted the utility a 25-year franchise thai calls for completion of a transmission line to serve Rector by the heating season of 1951. Rector, in Clay County, Is located about 15 miles southeast of St. Francis, .Ark., and about 18 miles frmo Ark-Mo's new electric generating plant, which Is situated between St. Francis and Campbell, Mo. , According to a proposal submitted to the Blytheville city Council, Ark-Mo plnns to serve cities In this area with gas piped from Its new plant. Source of the gas Is to b f Texas-Eastern Transmission Company's "Big Inch" pipeline west of St. Frauds. The proposal Includes service to Caruthersville, Stecle, Hayt! and Kennett In Missouri and Blytheville, Dell, Manila and Leachville In Arkansas. Rector would be served from Ihe line serving these points. ,, The utility also has said It would serve Luxora, Osceola and Wilson It those towns granted franchises. • Joe T. Hughes of Blytheville and A. L. Long, manager of Ark-Mo'i Rector office, represented the utility at the Rector council meeting. Movies, Sports Taxes May Be Cut— House Group Votes Cut in Excise Taxes WASHINGTON, April 28. W-The House Ways and Means Committee voted today to exit in half—from 20 per ccht to 10—th« federal excise lax on tickets to movies and sport events. The committee took the action ln+- npprovlng anothei $240,000,000 slash In the excise tax list. This brought the total of tentatively approved cilia to $575,000,000. This Is far in excess of the J190,- 000,000 reduction President TriTman had 'proposed for that part of the list whlch has con-' slderedyMr; Trumnn has threatened" a veto of tax-cutting legislation if CAP Cadet Program To Be Launched Here A cadet program for 100 Blytheville boys between 15 and 18 years of age Is to be initiated at u meeting of tile Biyliievlllc Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol tomorrow night, when officers for the senior siiuad- City-Dwelling Poultry Raisers Are Warned to Keep Chickens Penned Up Chief of Police John Foster today reminded chicken raisers In Blytheville to keep their chickens In a pen. "A city ordinance requires that chickens raised within the city limits be kept In a pen, or the owner will be subject to a fine." he said. Chief Foster said that he had received a number of calls during the pasl several days from home gardeners who complained that chickens, allowed to roam free, were gelling In their gardens. Late Bulletin— WASHINGTON', April 2B. (/Ft— John Maragon, who use* lo h»ve rrlenrfj >t the White Home, w»s convicted today of ljln f In Senate Investigator*. ron will be installed. The supper meeting »*- the Fly Inn Is' to sUrl al 7:30 p.m. and Marvin Melton of Trumann, a colonel in the CAP and state 'commander, nnd LI. Col. Elton Tatterson, commander of the Northeast Arkansas wing, are to conduct the Installation. Names of the officers will not be announced until the Installation. Representative. 1 ) of the Blytheville Squadron snld loday that the group hart achieved Its 60-member capacity and hart a waiting list of 10 seeking enrollment. II is the first ASC Instructor To Address 24 Gosnell Seniors Inland W. (Tex) Phmketl. Instructor at Arkansas Slate College at Jonesboro, will address the 24 graduates .of the Gosnell High School at commencement exercises May 18. Mr. Plunkett will speak al the Gosnell High School auditorium. J. E. Harris, high school principal, said the commencement program would be completed soon. Mr. Plunkett Li a graduate of Arkansas State College at Joncsboro and received a masters degree from the University of Texas. He Is a journalism Instructor and faculty advisor for student publications. Soybeans May July Nov Open High Low Close 2957; 292?', 287',i 230 1 /, 287 Vi 288',4 282 W 288 21614 217-y. 215',', 217!S aviation. Arkansas squadron lo obtain Us capacity of senior members. Five Grollpi Organized Five groups of lhe CAP have been set up In Arkansas with wing headquarters al El Dorado. Pine Dlllff, Fort Smith, Jonesboro and Little nock. The Blytheville Squadron has headquarters In Jonesboro. In explaining the klckoff for the cadet program. Bill Crawford and W. H. Ynrbroilgh, said present plnns called for the Blylhcvllle cadet group to have 15 representative:; al Tinker Field In Oklahoma City for two weeks training this summer. The state of Arkansas will send SO of Its outstanding cadets for the training. II wns also explained that two of the outstanding Arkansas cadets are to be senl annually to foreign countries and two others arc to represent the state at a Congressional dinner al Washington, D.C. It will be conducted May 22 this year. Schools (o Teach Courses Mr. Yarbrough said that all efforts lo have the CAP training courses taughl In Mississippi County schools had been well-received, and nt present It appeared that the course might be tiucht In all county schools. The Blytheville Squadron has been organized since a meeting here Fcb 2.1, when members of the !!ly- thcvlllc Private Flyers association met with CAP officials. , The CAP Is a national organl?ji- tlon of civilian pilots and nlr enthusiasts cooperating with the national defense program. The cadet program was set up as a part of the CAP plan lo encourage interest In Phone Settlement Seen Near NEW YORK, April 26. (AP) — Telephone workers and the huge Bell System appeared lo be heading toward a general wajc settlement today alter Indefinite postponement of the national phone strike set for this morning. New talks that lasted all nlghl nnd Into IhU morning In New York Cily were adjourned to a later hour today without any final agreement. But confident federal mediators reported continued progress. Two major moves toward peace came quickly last night after the strike was postponed 'by the CIO Communications Workers of America (CWA), and talks resumed with the Bell parent corporation, American Telephone and Telegraph Co., and Its subsidiaries. Firet, union long distance opera- his recommendattohs are Ignored. The committee yet may -approve other slashes or around $600,000,000 In transportation and communications excises to bring the total well over »1,000.000,000, far beyond ths total W55 I 000,000 excise cut llmil Mr,-Trurtian'&el. L .", • '-" ••*-><,' • t,The committee's cuts on admission excises would total about *1M) 000,000. ' ' Non-Profit Events In addition to slashing the general admissions levy In half, th« committee decided lo exempt completely from any tax the tickets lo non-profit, educational, and'charit- able shows, to county fnlrs, symphonies and such. ' However, a 10 per cent levy would be collected on the tickets to college sports events, as well as, professional sports. Sports events of schools^ other than colleges would be exempt completely. .:.... . : Action Is Tentative* Chairman Doiighton (D-NC) Insisted that nil action : thus'far'Ij tentative, and may be revised later. Included In other cuts voted today were: Leather goods—a reduction from 20 per cent to 10 In the retail excise tax on such things as trunks, suitcases nnd brief cases, and elimination of"the luggage tax 1 on bags and kits used In carrying articles ot wearing apparel. This added $14,000,000 to cuts already,made In tho leather goods scctlons^-The committee previously had approved complete removal of the 20 per cent levy on handbags, purses, wallets, billfolds, pockctbooks and car and key CliSCS. Business machines — n reduction from 10 per cent to 5 In the levy nt the manufacturers' level on business machines such as typewriters nnd adding machines. Matches—a cut from two cents to one cent per 1,000 In the tax. tors announced the essentials of a wage agreement granting pay raises up to more than K a week. Second, union equipment Installers—already striking against a Bell subsidiary. Western Electric Co.— called off plans to picket and start Jamming long distance telephone.! today. The break In lhe seven-month fight that threatened to, paralyze the nation's phone system came In a message lute yesterday from Jrvseph A. Belrne, president of the CWA. from ; Washington to Ills lenders In New York. "Recent developments Indicate lhe possibility of agreement in the present Bell system dispute." he told them. "There will be no strike Wednes- day. There will be no picket lines until and unless ordered by the executive board." The sudden change In front came without explanation, but U was believed that lhe posslbillly of direct federal Intervention may have inclined the company toward new negotiations. II aws understood that Cyrus S. Chlng, director of the Federal Mediation Service, has Indicated that the government's next step might be to call » Presidential fact-finding board lo weigh the mcrlUs: of the dispute. The company b believed to hwc viewed this possibility with distaste. In any event, n new and hopeful air came almost at once from the new talks last Rail Mediators Resume Talks Tomorrow CHICAGO, April 26. (AP>— The National (railway! Mediation Board will meet here tomorrow to attempt to negotiate an agreement fo avert a strike called for May 10 by railroad firemen against four major railroads. The strike b ysome 18,000 members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and engincmen was postponed Monday for two weeks under a truce agreement sponsored by oBard Chairman Francis A. O'Neill. Jr. The new conferences between tho carriers and the union before the board will be held behind closed doors in a loop (Palmer House) Hotel. The union called tho strike to enforce its demands for an extra fireman on multiple unit dicscl- elcctrtc locomotives, which now are operated by an engineer and one fireman. New York Cotton Open High Low 1:30 May 3278 3278.3271 3278 July 329S 3293 3285 3292 Oct. 3172 3172 3160 3167 Dec 3154 3154 31« '3154 Mar 3153 3158 3154 3156

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