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JLE COURIER NEWS •Of DOMINANT NXWaPAPER CSf NORIBXAST ARKANSAS AND aODTHXAaT afUOOUXI VOL. XLII—NO. 296 BlvtheviUe Daily Ne Blythevilto Courier BlythetUle Hmld Mississippi Vtttw Lewkr BLYTHBVILUO, ARKANSAS, F1U1UV, MARCH 8, 1940 SINGLE COPIES FIVE President Sees 'UNO Adherence By Soviet Union Thinks Big Three Meeting Should Be Held In Washington WASHINGTON, March 8. (UP) — President Truman said today the United Nations Organization is not doing to collapse as a result of difficulties with Russia because the United States will not let it col- Military Strength Needed To Keep Peace, Churchill Says By KDWIN NEWMAN , United Press SUM Correspondent RICHMOND, Va., Mar. 8 (U.P.)— Winston Churchill, appealing once again for close union of the Knglish-speak- injf peoples; warned today that peace cannot be preserved if they "cast aside the panoply of warlike strength" in "dangerous times ; "< lapse. He expressed conndence nt his news conference tliat the Soviet Union; would continue to cooperate with the work of UNO, despite '.he current disputes over Iran and Manchuria. Asked what would happen if the Soviet Union continued going down H cue-way street. Mr. Truman snan- ped.back that he didn't thinkRus sla 'was going down a one-way street. Marshall To Report In', trie foreign policy field, the President also matin these points: . I land 1.. He .hopes to be able to we!- [were Britain's great wartime Prime Minister, who only IJiree days ago v proposed n lasting Anglo-American military alliance, declared it was the "will of God" that Americans and Britons should stand together in limes both good mid bad. "We should stand together," he said, "in malice to none." in greed for nothing, but in defense of those causes which we hold dear not only for our own benefit but because we believe they menu, the honor mid happiness of long generations to come." 150,000 Creel Churchill The British statesman spoke before a joint session of the Virginia general assembly, oldest lawmaking body in the western hemisphere and focal point of glorious chapters in America's past. Gen. Dwlght D. Eisenhower. British Field Mai.sliiii air Henry Mail- come the Security Council of UNO companied the former Prime Mln- when it meets in New York March 21, but he has not been able to ascertain definitely whether he can '.make the trip. 2. Our ambassador to Britain, John Winant, is home to make a rcport. Whether he u]) to him. goes back is 3. Gen. George C. Marshall, the President's special emissary to China, hns been summoned home to report, but will go back to China in his same role. (Chungking dispatches said Marshall would leave there on Tuesday.) 4. No new meeting of the Big ister here on H special train rfrom Washington. The party was greeted by Oov. William M. 'Hick and other Virginia dignitaries. Despite murky sionnl showers, a nt 150,000 lined the three miles ot .treets over which party rode in (join Three is in prospect for the immediate future. Under questioning, however, the President said this did not discount entirely the possibility of another meeting sometime in the future. In this connection the President said that if _ anyone wanted to come to Washington to see him, he would be glad to; welcome them. '•: No Collapse For U.N.O. "Then that, means you think the . next .meeting should be here?" The 'President nodded and said yes. that was what he meant. -The President's comments came two days "after the United States. the Churchill from the railroad station to tile capitol. Churchill, wearing a black hat and kncc-lefngth raincoat, stood smiling in an open car. He waved his customnry cignr and gave the V-sign in response to the crowd's cheers. Speaker Thomas B. Stanley of the Vhtfmm delegates introduced the former British Prime Minister five minutes after he entered the packed chamber. The speech «ns broadcast locally Vjv a Richmond station. . The scene of the speech was the 154-year old Virginia House of Delegates, linked indelibly with the names of Thomas Jefferson. John Marshall, Robert E. Lee and other great Americans. 'Churchill was in- Says Americans Aid Soviet Spies Rankin Says Atomic Spy Ring Receiving Aid Of U. S. Commies WASHINGTON, March «. (UPI — Rep. John E. Rankin, D.. Miss. ranking Democrat on the House Un- American Activities Committee, said today the Russian atomic spy ring is being assisted "by American Communists, many of whom are on the federal'pay roll." lie said in a statement that"there "can be no question but that Com mnnlst spies and their fellow tray eler.s are trying 'to secute the se crets" of the atomic bomb. 'He did not say how American Communists were aiding the foreign skies and occa- agents or whom he'suspected: crowd estimated Committee Chairman John S. Wood. D., Ga.,'who'announced yesterday that the spy ring had been unearthed, told reporters then that as far as the committee had'deter- mined, no American was involved. Rep. Karl E. . Mundt, R.. S. D.; said earlier that • certain "profes- Wilson, H;K! Mrs. Churchill among the notables who ac- Select Chairmen, Set Quotas For ted Cross Drive Establish Headquarters in Local Office Of Arkmo Power Company Community chairmen slid quo»s for nil seclions of the chlck- asawbu District lor the 1946 Red 3ross Fund campaign, whiclv began Tuesday, -have been announced t» J»mes Hill Jr., chairman, and J»ck Finlcy Robinson, co-chahmin. , Chairmen Include Oscar Pendler publicity; .Miss Delia Purtle, window displays; Thomas R. Ivy. outlying Communities: J. W. Adam* Blylhevllle city; Russell Hays, Bly- thevillc. business section; Georgi- r |L Kollis. colored division and Mrs Saralyn Marcum. BlythcvlUe.,Arms Alt. t7l«l^ ' ' ' Joan Crawford's Comeback Role Brings Coveted 'Oscar' Award Air Field. .section teams wiU -bt -ate Bulletins , Galne;., Promised Land; ison. Forty and E'^.t; . .,,_ ,_ cow demanding withdrawal ''of Rus'- sinn troops from Iran and accusing her of violating. the Teheran declaration by not. removing them by March 2. . - ' The United States also has protested Soviet policies in Manchuria where the Red Army is removing in^'stries as war booty. He revealed that he plans to attend the opening session of the UNO Security Council session in New York on March 21. if possible, to welcome the delegates to their first meting in this country. That session may he highlighted by another charge against the "Soviet Union if the Reel Army is not withdrawn' from Iran by then. Mr. Truman was asked if there wasn't a ixissibility of the United Nations collapsing in case Russia declines to withdraw from Iran. The United Nations Is not going to collapse, he replied, because we won't let it collapse. Asked what we would do if Russia persisted in refusing to withdraw from Iran, Mr. Truman said we would consider that matter when i the time came. ' Such a showdown might conic at the UNO meeting in New York. traduced Stanley. by Speaker Thomas B. - Make^ Flea for Alliance Unlike his speech-in Fulton, Mo., earlier., .thls.jy.eelc,. Churchill mads no reference to Russian activities and what he called the Communist threat to Christian civilization. But in the colorful i-.mguage that has marked him as one of the greatest orators of all time, he issued an implied pica for the United States and Britain to continue their wartime alliance. The 71-year-old statesman told the packed assembly hall that "in these last years of my life" he was. the bearer of a very simple message—that Britain and America must sional scientific societies" may be involved, but Rep. J. Parnell Thomas, R., N. J.. said the efforts so far have been unsuccessful. "As far as our committee can determine, the secret of .the .atom bomb is still exclusively • ours,' Thomas said. , .' - • Hankin said the Communists "are out to destroy our system' of free government and to wipe Chrlstlan- ty from the face of the earth." Rankin said that his committee >rotested vigorously when the War Department commissioned .Com munists in the Army .and when tin State Department placed them In Important, positions." Mundt said ' the committee's in qniry into the security of^.the Oak Ridge, Tenn., atom boirjb project had produced evidence that certain scl entitle societies—especially'* those with international connections—ma be involved In'foreign espionage. "Before the war, scientists of a! nationalities exchanged inforrnatld: through intcrnationaUy-affillatc societies,," Mundt said. "We ar looking into reports triat these So stand together because is in the years of peace that wars are prevented." "But peace." he sadi, "will not be presented without the virtues which make victory possible in war, Peace will not be preserved by pious sentiments expressed in terms of platitudes or by officials grimaces, and diplomatic correctitude Business J. V. Oates and Harmon Taylor Sixth Street to Broadway; Floyit A. White. Broadway to Railroad U. S. Branson' and Matt Scruggs Railroad to Second; L. S. Hartaof Second to First; Murray Siriar First to East End; Ernest Haise nd T. F. Dean. Surburban Retail Farmer England, Wholesale; Jack :iro and W. L. Homer, Industrial. Residential chairmen" jmd' block eaders will be announced Intel Chairmen in outlying les arc: Milton Bunch, Yar^rp; Mrs. R. L. Gat A. Harrison. Forty A. R. Glfford. Pawheen; Jake Richrdson. Half Moon; Lagrolie Whlt- le. Dogwood Rldgc and'New Llb- irty; Mrs. Mavis Settlcmlre. Whls- leville; E. M. Woodard, Dell; J. f.' Harris, Lost Ciine; R. C. Whll- ley, Blackwntei; Charles Kose, toscland; L. C. Pierce, Boynton; Mrs. C. M. Abbott, Flat Lake; Hiarles Langslon, Number Nine; C. W. "Tlpton, Manila; .Mrs. E. M- Regenold, Armorel; J. P. Hocotl, Gosnell; Joe Wheeler, Leachvllle; Jim Jackson, Cnlnmet; Geprge Cas- skiy, Huffman; J. C. Ellis Jr., Barfield; Frank I. Noc, Rocky; J, "A. Hayncs, Clear Lake; E.. R. Threlkeld, Brown Spur; Jeff Hauls, Box Elder; Andy Harshman, Tfxnato J. F. Lipforri, Lone Oak; Clay Stal- By VIRGINIA United rrrw SUf( C'orreipondrnl HOLLYWOOD, Mar. 8 (U.P.)— Joan Crawford, who's won milking movies ever since they were .silent I'lickcrs, I'iiwlly had her "Oscar" ttxtayt i>ut instead of sweeping down (he iiialo iiniid cheers of her fellow stars she hud to actc-pl it al home from a sickbed. That's where she. was lust night hlle 2100 tuxedo and tur-olad .slurs ocked to Orsiiman's Chines* Thca- «r to heir Miss Crawford arid Ray Mill»nd proclaimed the best net- eu «nd actor In Hollywood for 1945. Wearing a fluffy blue nightgown hd a coffee colored negligee, Miss irawford huddled close to her radio s MlllRnd murmured his thanks When she hei\nl actor Charles Uoyei ame her )he winner for ii«r conic- jack role 'In "Mildred Pierce" sht enped to her feel "Oh. how wonderfull" she cried )'m. overcome." So' W»K Mlllmirt. who collected i l)d fold statuette for his role o » drunken writer who saw animal; »cr»»'llng on the walls In "The Ixxs Weekend, ".He Just crabbed his "os ckr" and scurried oft the slnnc. Seventh Major Fire Strikes . English Liner- SOUTHAMPTON. Mir!.I. (UP) ^atwlage was blamed for « mys- .PIIOUS fire aboard .the' (5,000-ton lln c queen Elizabeth today mid Scotland Yard were called I" t« help smash what was. believed lo l>e nn arson ring operating In Britain's 'major ports. The entire Southampton area was placed on an antl-subo- lagc alert and fire patrols were doubled on all berthed .ships poDcc began a rolnutf check-up on nil workmen and' loiterers in the district. Official confirmation 'that the bla/e was the work of saboteurs from Robert Grail, gener* cr of the Cunard-Whtt* Star Ine, after a preliminary Investjga- lon aboard ' the Elizabeth, "the vorlil's largest passenger liner. Cmll told newsmen there was 'no other.explanation", except sab for the fire which swep through the ship's ..Isolation hos, pltnl for three hours this mornlni ifor c 11 was extinguished. ; "I dp not ihlnk there Is «n reasonable explanation for the' fir other than sabotage," Crall'.said. 'Southampton police .officials cull ed Scotland Yard Into the ens and contacted .police 1 at Liverpool, where u number of equally-mysterious fires have occurred aboard British ships In the past two weeks, Experts from the British Home Minister also were en route to.the scene and it W'H Indicated that the authorities suspected the existence of,a well-organized gang of.sab- oteurs and firebugs. . ; Southern Railway Police and Cun»rd line officers joined police in a thorough search of the dockyards during which everyone Ip the area was required to .produce identification papers.:. Akron. :•-"'"' - -.«t^..: ^.Their-jo!sVir«s,compllcat«d,by.. Ut» An office^ has been' established fact that ' KWut .300 yorkmen In Ihe local office of the Arkansas nbonrd th c liner when the fire Missouri Power Comiwny, 405 West Main Street. Mrs. Joe Burnett is secretary nt the office far the campaign. ; Supplies have teen mailed lo nil lings, Recce; J. M. Bollinger, Shad) Grove and Redman; H. G.'{EBdl- cott. Milllgan Ridge; Chris Toiup- klns, Burdelte and W.' H. Kayne AVrnn '..^"'"' ' - •-~X'..' "ym; surprised they Just hnndec to hlrii," quipped Maxter-of-Cerc Bob Hope. "I thought Ihey'i hldivlt In the chandellerl" (UP) WAHHINOTON, Mar. g. —Kruno, luw pi»<poi»»d puwer conferenee U Kjriu-h 'pr«p««abi f«r detaching Ihe Kblnelaul, the Khar nid the Knatr frcai pwtwar Germaaj, It was officially revealed U4ay, 'lh e United Stale* hat »*< ;e< rtplit*. Fnu>*c imfMMed that Ute eoBftrenre be held u '«••« ai powOble by fwelgn ralnktrn «« Frimcr, Hrluln, Riu«ia and the Unltrd Stale*. NKW YO«H. M»r. g. (irP) — I'nink J. HU»imin»nji, prnMrnt nt the Weitlern Rlectrlu Kmf\»jn As.soclatloii, uU today he w«nld mil for % nationwide telephone si like l( his unlon'K aegotlailons Milh Ihe Western KlMtrtc C»m- pany i are not succnwrull by I o'clock tonight. Wert Rail Strike, to Intervention In GM Squabble / TmtHon Appoint* ' . E*«f9«Mcy loord To -^ - i ^ g^ •• . . _, Rail Dispute .' Pauley Prefers To Fight It Out Asks Consideration Of His Long Record Of Faithful Service ,. Potpaameni of a -thrmuoed lln»d strike ke<*m< «rt*in to-' y^ M Pre«ld«nt Trum«n crefttod an f mertericy ' bo»rd to look into the dijHXiU, ^Th» G«n»r»l- Holon strike renwiaed dMdlockcd »nd '» coal mliien wtlkeut Impeded Mr Tnun»n took «cUon under the Railway MMUUwv Act to •vert a tl»-up. Kltednfei for Mond»y. of m»Jor rmlUos*. fletUng up »n emer«ency board »utora«tlc»JJy l x»tponed the Mrlkc at (o M <Uys WASIIINQTON, Mar. 8. (UP) — Edwin W. Pauley said today h _ ,• ;.,. , .. , i h««l considered both wlthdrawin ; The glittering audience sent up < r0 in and going ahead with another'tremendous cheer for James' Dunn, • if ho won an "oscar" as the Mnl'• supporting actor of the year In another comeback part, that of the drunken father drqws In' Brooklyn." Best' sup)>ortlng In "A Tree actress WHS freckle-faced Anne Revere for her mother roll)'In "National Velvet." It was',lhe first'"biiCKr" for each of/ the top wlrtnurs and nolXKly was mor'e excited t)m|i Mis.s Crawford, who's been trying for all of 21 years. "I'Usually have plenty to «ny," che-'.told K 'reiwHcr in her beige. plush-lined'llvlngroom. "but right vow I can't think of H thlnb'. I 'oted for v t^ergtnan 'myself." She planted a kiss on the foi'>- tiea'd of 'her • doctor, Wllltam E. Brancli,.whose orders made her miss ilie festivities, and then dnshcd upstairs lo tellher two children, Chrisline, 'G/ arid Christopher, 3, Ignoring the . fact that Christopher wns sick In bed'too. with the meH.slcs. Less than 20 minutes after the for confirmation as Undersecretary of Navy nnd "right now I'm In there slugging." "I have not made up my mind to withdraw," Pnuley told reporters after a stormy session before the Senate Naval Affairs committee. In a prepared statement to'the committee, Paulo.v Indicated ho would prefer lo fight It out to lite under fire — outlying nities. These com- broke out were "strangers" brought down from John Brown's Clyde- Bank shipyards to' help reconvert the Elizabeth to passenger service. ' Extra police' guards .and fire patrols were rushed to the docks this vict agents have used these organi- lncll an j othcr workers, zntions to obtain unauthorized ato- | u ,,,.j,., B ^m.L.u..,,,,.,. ..., u . ..... munitics will select their co-chnlr- afternoon and Cunard officials said mic information from our own scientists." , He refused to identify the organizations, but said they.all wanted the United States to give Its atomic se- crcUs away to Russia and other foreign countries. Committee Chairman John S. Wood., D., Ga.^ announced yester- <tay that a committee inquiry had uncovered the spy ring. He said it operated between New York and Oak Ridge, location- of the Army's Make Fire Run 'Hie Fire, Department made " -un yesterday afternoon to 905 South Lilly Street to extinguish a ;rass fire. There was no damage. "U will not be preserved by cast- j main atom bomb plant. He said the iiiR aside in dangerous times the r jng was madc,up of foreigners and panoply of warlike strength." . I lr)at no American was believed in- Churchill recalled how he told , the late President Roosevelt "In a yolved. Other committee sources indlcat- dark hour in 1<!4I " that America , c d Russia was the only foreign na- and Britain should "walk together ij ou involved. ';•.' f Plan New Church For Lake Street Methodists To Build Modern Structure On Site Of Old Building Members of Lake Street Methodist Church will go to services soon In a ' new and modern building, the Rev. Bates Sturdy, pastor, said today when discussing plans for a new church on Lake Street. The old building will be destroyed completely and a new and larger building erected on the same site. •' Plans have not- been completed but at a meeting last night of church members, committees were appointed to begin work 'for the new . church. The treasurer will be Alien Van- Winklc, assisted by J. W. ; Maloncy and Tim Estcs. Mcmlicrs of the pledge card committee are Mrs. W. I... Green, Mrs. Billy King and the Rev. Mr. Sturdy. The publicity committee will be made up of James Sanders, jamc in majesty and peace. "That I nui sure is the wish of the overwhelming majority of the 200.000.000 Britons and Americans who arc spread about the globe," Churchill said. "That this is our destiny, 05, as most of us would put it. the win of God, seems sure and certain." TJ. S. Nol Part of Kmpirc How and 'when this destinv is to be fulfilled. Churchill said he could not tell. But he said it should l>c somewhere l>ctwcen two "scarecrow extremes" he has recently heard. ' These extremes he listed as a statement by nn English nobelman that "England would have to become th<< 4flth stale of the American union." and one by an "able editor that the United States oiight not to be jiskcci to re-enter the British Empire." Churchill's failure to mention Russia today did' not deter him rom malting a sly reference to th-j controversy stirred by his Missouri idciress. . . ( Noting that ihc Virginia legisla- ors had not asked ., to, s,cc:.his speech in advance, he .said ; the McCrca James Ftorsythe. Rally Day committee members arc Mrs. Bates sturdy, Mrs. C. T. Shamltn, Mrs. Tim Estes, Mrs. Sanders and Mrs. Maloney. Pledge committee members will be Mrs. George Shanks. Mrs. VanWinkle, Mrs. Green, Mrs, W. B. Mayo, P. B. Jarrctt and H. E. Tinker. Work on the new church will be begun within the next few weelts. N. O. Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Mar. 8. (U.P.) May. Oct. Dec. 2670 .2670 MM 2675 2670 3863 2658 2044 KM 2061 2690 3646 responsibility u-as therefore theirs should "blurt put '. a -lot. of Wood said the committee probably would hold hearings on its inquiry into the security of the Oak Rldgc plant. N. Y. Stocks AT&T ' 90 7-B Amer Tobacco 86 Anaconda Copper « Beth Steel 102 7-B Chrysler 125 1-4 Gen Electric 47 7-8 Gen Motors 73 3-8 Montgomery Ward «3 3-4 N Y Central 281-2 Jnt Han-ester 91 North Am Aviation 14 1-2 Republic Steel 33 J-2 Studebaker 29 7-* Standard of N J 65 5-9 Texas Corp 55 1-21 Packard : 10 7-8 U S Steel 82 7-8 Weather " ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy, continued mild today and tonight. Saturday considerable cloudiness. Continued mild south portion. Scattered showers and thunderstorms, cooler north iiortion. special precautions would be trtken tomorrow, when the 83',000-ton Queen Mary, is expected. It wns the scvcn'th major fin. aboard ships in British ports within the last eight days. Tjr/o d'S's a« J the Minister of War .Transport Issued orders designed to halt sabotage of ships, which was'suspected in several o f H»c fires; The Queen EllMbeli arrived from New York on Wednesday, completing her career as a troop transport, and was marked for rc-flttlQg' and return lo th'r. Atlantic passenger trade in about six months. Chicago Wheat end. "No reM mrm no honest mini withdraws when h« knows lir_> Is right." he snid. I Meanwhile, rumors about .tin air l<Wl "deal" for Pauley's withdraw-' Ml, delays, al. the request of President. Truman, and charges of "double cross" among conunlttee members flew think and fust. There were unconfirmed reports thnt arrangements had'*l>ceh niRdc for Pnulcy lo give his statement today denying various charges agnlnst him, and then withdraw At a news conference,' the President »plk*4, any posstMnty that he would Intervene in 'trie lengthy work stoppage against General Motors -The 'Detroit Common Council had proposed-that he step Into the dispute. " • '' l As a new wage,agreement gave assurance ot-a< full year of labor pence In the .telephone communi- cattbns industry, the number of u S Workfrs idled by'strikes and shutdowns was Ml,tw- In major labor dewtopirients 1 Louisville, ky,, Railway Co.. left thelr'jobs at* midnight- ta support demands for last year's Christmas bonuses, pay increases and'i new contract, curtailing transportation for 400,000 persons. '1 President Truman repeated his stand thai the >sge,"policy which .settled the steel strike applied only to the basic Industry CIO" President Philip' Murray had protested Hint this interpretation was block- Ing settlements in the steel fsbrt-s eating, field. 3 The National Labor Relations Board ruled that foremen and sup- pervlsory employee may organise and affiliate with Unions of 'production- ceremonlefi were over half of movie- that ' lomorow. There nlso were report* ToHf»y,'R,. . ' ,,. . lin'd lr|cludlng '^trectfir Mike CurtU. H., Pauley's chief -opponent, agreed :,k., v,.Uxi-^; i,^' iwi ^«,,.i n ^ ,,^IH ' ' ' who handed' her the coveted tsold "oscii'r, 1 *'. crowded Into her room to cor»!rBtulat< the l>emniiin star. ' 'j<i.woerui. 7 chitchlng , Vftn . Johnsoh'.s . Then MlM Crawloril blew liei nose and started Her year's reign a.s queen to such-t program but'then' was' ''double crossed." - ' '•'* Tobey wnn naked whether hc'con- jjiderert-thjil> he hdd been.'dpUbh> crossed. / "l won't name . any luiuien," he. replied, "But, "In all my experience of Hollywood by going back lo bed. | In public llf,. I have never hud an "Tlio Lost Weekend," n sordid | cxiiorlcncc like the one of the last movie about the evils of drink, swept 48 hours. , in most of the other "oscarfi," lend- "I5ef!nlle promises and awurart- ing off wit hone for "the best, plc-'ce.s hnvo been given. But the whole tnre" of the year, it won two for' Billy Wilder—one for the best directing job and another, with Charleu Bracket!, for the best written screenplay. ' May July 183';. IBI'c l«3'.i .1*3Si 183',i IBl'.i I83W 183'.b things people, know in their hearts arc true but arc a bit shy of say- ir In public." "However," he said, "the people of Virginia a,nrl above all the peo- nlc of Richmond have proved that they have strong nerves and that they can face not only facts but fate with fortitude and pride. In his opening remarks, Churchill said he was deeply moved by the invitation to address the Virginin legislature, and by similar invitations from South Carolina, Kentucky 'find Mississippi. America Champion of Freedom "But as I have not the Ufc ami strength to repay all the kindness which is' offered me," he added, "I felt that these other states would be willing to accept the primacy or the Virginia assembly, as the most ancient law-making body on the mainland of the western hemisphere. He lauded Vlrglnl* as the era- tile of the American union and home of such sreat Amcrclan fl- (?"res as Washington, Jefferson, Leo and Patrick Henry. Turning to the great srtugglc of the Civil War, Churchill recalled that, his grandfather- was a "nor- herncr in the state of New York, mrl you would not expect me to belie the cause for which He strove." . - . But now ,he said, we have moved Into a broader age and "old battles arc remembered not as sour- es of bitterness but lo celebrate the martial virtues and civil fidel- ty of both sides In that immortal struggle.'l "Today," he said, "The American union Is the most ixjwerful champion of national Individual freedom and carries with It * large portion of the hopes of men." From Richmond,, Churchill goes to the restored colonial capital at Wllltamsbu'rg where he will be the dinner buest tonight of John D Rockefeller lit. He . returns t Washington tomorrow morning. On Monday he leaves for New York and on March 21 will sail for En« land. A Reasonable Request (An Editorial) The tragic accident on Big Lake bridge Wednesday, nie-ht which cost one life and which came cloac to taking seven has aroused the people of Manila, Leachville and Western Mississippi County into demanding that the state do something ,now about nn unsatisfactory condition which has existed too many years. We don't know whether any of the old timbers which held the structure tot'elher.some 20 years ago wherrwo first crossed Big Lake arc still in use, but we do Know that the bridge looks about like it did back.m 19;J6, and we do not recall seeing anyone point to it with pride, even in those days. ' 4 As we remember it, there was a similar affair at Lake City, and travelers between Joncsboro and Blythe- villc had to cross them both. Long ago, the old Lake 'City section was destroyed and in its place now is _a •modern bridge, but the creaking timbers at Rig Lake still tremble and groan under the ever-increasing toad of traffic. ' • • • • These people in Western Mississippi County have been patient, and we do not believe their request now for prompt action is unreasonable. Some years ago, when the new levee system was completed, the state of Arkansas could and should have erected a .suitable concrete bridge from levee to Icvcc over which the flow of traffic might have traveled at all times in safety mid without periodic interruptions because of high water, but instcatl, the project was "put off" a feu- more years. This brings us up to March, 1SMG, with the same old eyesore, the same old hazardous trap. And we ask ourselves whose will be the next car or truck to slip off those treacherous planks and go plunging through the decaying timbers into the lake bed below? But for chance, the Langslon car might have been n heavy bus, loaded with travelers ... or with school children. For this reason, and because we believe Arkansas no longer can afford to neglect such conditions in its deteriorating highway system, we add our plea to that of the people of Westi )'ii Mississippi County that state officials investigate 111 is condition at once and take whatever steps might be necessary to place the Big Lake bridge among Hie "must" projects for 1946, .instead of .waiting another year or so. The lives of .other might l»: saved. Audienee I* l>arice The program, first formfil .icrul- emy shlndl* since Pearl Harbor, started off on time—but most pf the audience' dribbled in Inle, forc- ng Hope to rush things toward the ast. But he clowed down long enough o let Jean Herjiholt, president of he Academy of Motion Picture Arts nid Sciences, to give him a liny 'osear" nil-his* own. "And aboil" time, loo, remarked Hope. "I've frrtceed so innny'of these hlngs in Graurrmn's Chinese my ryes nre slanting. But I really didn't expect one. If I'd known I woulrt'vo brought along my writers, I haven't ;ot any gags for this." Pioneer movie maker D. W. Griffith started off the major awards by presenting' gold cinematography "oscars" to "the Picture of Dorlang Gray" In the black and while class, and "Leave Her to Heaven" for technicolor. Peggy Ann Garner won » miniature statuette as the most promising juvenile star. Then George Murphy, president line .irograiu HS to time and place ill out liic window." Asked whether the promises and issuntncos referred to a withdraw-' nl'motion by Pauley, Tobey s»id: "H Is too patent for words." Pnulcy WBH asked about Mr. Truman's part In Ihe report* of proposed withdrawal. He was ssked particularly whether there had been nil exchange of letters or promises between himself and the President on the subject. « • "I hiivc written no 'Btter lo Mr. Truman nor tiave I .receive one from him," Pauley said. "None of my supporters have received n letter from Mr. Truman lo my knowledge. I don't think any such letter exists." Pauley said he knew Ihcrc were "lots of people" who would like to have him withdraw. "I hnvc not made up my mind to withdraw," he said. "I have considered withdrawing and I have considered going ahead. Right how I'm In there .slugging." Many members of the Senate committee still expected Pauley to «sk Mr. Trumnn to withdraw the rtomhiation after the Callfornlan has answered to his own satisfaction all the charges that have been made against him during flvo weeks of hearings. of! the Screen Actors' Guild, pre-| Pauley begnn the process of scnted Prank Sinatra, a special I "clearing my name" In his appear- "oscar" for his film short "The ance before the committee Uxlay. House I Live In." ' (He demanded that the committee "Better get your wife to help ; consldr his nomlnaetiort on his rec- 'ou carry It home, kid." grinned ', ord of honst, faithful and loyal Hop*. • | public service. Eric Johnston, new head man of the moTle Industry, awarded the "oscar" for the best picture of the year after a two-minute speech in which he said the movie* were "on the threshold of their greatest achievements." Frank Sinatra. Dick Haymes, Dinah Shore, anrf Kathryn Grayson the original songwrltlng sward, with "U Might As Well Be Spring,'.' by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Ham- mcrstcln emerging as the winner. Then Beite Davis,'two-lime winner, put on her horn-rimmed spectacles and passed out "oscars", to Brackett and Wilder for "The Los* Weekend" as the test written screen play; Swiss writer Richard Schwet- zcr for "Marie-Louise" as the best 1 original screenplay; and Charles G. I Boolh for "The House on 92nd Street" as the best original motion picture story. Ginger In Silver Gown Ginger Rogers, who also has an '•oscar" at her home on her mantel was the sensation of the evening In a metallic silver gown featuring '«n almost-froritless effect. She presented Georgie Stall his statue for v the best scoring of a musical picture "Anchors Aweigh," and another to Mlklos Roxu (of hit musical score of "Spellbound." Walter Wanger, who served six years u academy president, rccelvec a special placque for "distinguished service. r A Senate subcommittee, charged with drafting antl-rtrtke le lation, wu considering 'ah Inv K*Uon, of the lO^daj^ofc General l&ton >trtke to determine wharls holding up Wberneht- 4 * ' . " & Approximately t ao.000 telephone worken wf re granted wage increases averaging 17.*' cent* an' how under, an «agj«eBB«nt reached 'wllrT''tn« AiperlcaV-ftTfljftonr^* Tsleftrnph OB »hoHly before scheduled, nationwide .'atrtto? < " ** Coaaidm CM Sen. James E, Murray, D., Mon~- tann, uld the possibility of an In- \cslluallon of the Oenerml Motor* . dispute was dlactu«ed during *a j meeting of the severe-mail subcommittee cberged with ., drafting- a less drastic • measure, than the House-appro td Case anti-strike bill. James • F. Dewey, .Federal Conciliator (n the QM strike returned to Detroit last nlgbt, after conferring w<th Labor Secretary Lewis B Schwellenbach De»ey » assailed to Washington after failing to bring the company and union Eo^ gether. The question of unionisation , of supervifory emplojes has been "the major it*ue'ln dl^n)te'.betwi*n'|he coal industry ,ind United Mine Workers (AFL> President John U Lewta, wUo - resume contract - ne- Purpose Of VFW Discussion Topic , Here Last Night Tile purpose of the Veterans, of Foreign Wars organization was discussed Insl night by E. W. Hen- ] drlcks or Little Rock, past commnn- dVr;of the State VFW Post, at a meeting n thS local post at thc fioard of .Trade Room, Glencoe Hotel building. Mrs. Hendrlcks told members why the VFW had been clanked and the goal Its members should set. He explained the work and pro- grnms carried on by the organization and pointed out that ,in this form of a large club veterans with continental duty could IK Influential as they could not be Individually. During n business session, candidates for new officers wfcre nominated. Officers will be elected at an "open house" March 31 at thn Armory, It was aiinouncftd by Commander Marshall Bltckird. Plans were discussed for sending delegates to the StaWs convention In June. . gotlatiim pext" week Lewis has filed notification c<Ta strike In the. soil coal fields April 2 to support new demons and had listed organlatiln ' of , foremen' as his primary objective, Yesterdays NTjRB rulling? approved by a 2 to 1 iuHe, reversed the board; position taken In 1943 in a case involving Maryland Dry- docks Co.; Baltimore, 'and • goes :'a step further than:the.IMS. decision In the Packard.. Motor Car Co case. The Packard runng held that foremen could organtae in independent union* not'affiliated with production employes unions Elsewhere in WaihiogUn the Wage atabtliiatlon Board Issued a statement on the aomintotraUon's nm wage-price policy and reded that wage patterns already set need not necessarily become noon or ceilings for future pay. raises ,in anv industry * The report was bsued over vigorous objectlns of APL and CK> members <0f the Tri-Partite Board, who charged thai the. statement was "full of uncertainties" and could 'only "contribute confusion to an .alreadv serious situation, with tht Inevitable result- of further induatrisl unrest." ' — v Chtcoe/o Rve / July . l«'/i 14*'{. 14814 148H Burgess Infant Prlscll 1» Ann Burgess, infant daughter of Mr. and -Mrs.-- Jf-C. Burgess,- died a few ' hours after birth yesterday momltw at U>e Burgees, home, '1900 West Sycamore. - 1 " Funeral services' were held JJIfti morning, 19:30 o'clock, at Dogwood Ridge Cemetery "Hw lte». P H Jemigan, paslor of Wfw Liberty Baptist Church, offtcWtU. PrUoUte Ann was Mr. and Kn. Bucgess' only child. * N. Y. Cotton NEW ' 14815

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