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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTKEA BT ARKAMOA8 AND BODTHKA8T MISSOURI VOL. XLIV—NO. 81 Dallj New» BlrthcTlll* Courier Blylhevllle Herald Valley L/«4d«* W;YTHUVIU,K, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JUNE 27, SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Mississippi Spills Over Waterfront In St. Louis Coming Crest Will Break 100-Year Old High Water Record By United Press The mud-brown waters of the Mississippi river -spilled over the St. Louts waterfront, today as the city braced itself for the highest flood state in more than a. century. In Iowa, meanwhile, the swollen DCS Molnes river threatened Otlum- wa. — beleaguered city of 30,000 persons, with its fourth flood in a month. An estimated 4,000 persons already were homeless In the St. Louis area. The St. Louis terminal railroad tracks and the Mississippi Valley stockyards were covered by from six inches lo two feet of water. . Meanwhile, heavy rains continued to swell both the Missouri and the Mississippi at their juncture north of St. Louis. Troops from St. Louis were sent to sandbag the levees and help refugees from both the Missouri and Mississippi. Other troops, all from the Corps of Engineers, were called to work sMfevces In the Dcgognia-Fountain Bluff district south of Chester, IU. They were ordered to entruck for tsff'threatened areas by 7 a.m. CST and begin the back-breaking work of sandbagging the water-soaked dikes as soon as they arrived. Authorities appealed to every able-bodied man in the area to join the troops in bolstering and patrolling the levees. About 500 responded. More than 50,000 acres of rich Illinois farmland was threatened by the sudden rise in the Mississippi. Engineers said the dikes could break at any time. They were already fighting a bad leak that started at the base of one levee nea,- Cora, 111. Filty army headquarters at Chicago sent five truckloads of equip. ment and alerted 15' C-47 transport .planes to fly emergency supplies to the area. The situation was so serious that Lt. Gen. W. H. Walker, Fifth Army Commander, said he would fly over the Chester, area today to determine where thc^ army sftoulti send fur. ther aid., ~" , % '-. The-flood crest trial'drove 1.800 persons from ttieir homes at Daa Moincs, la., ycstcVday, was moving down >Af! valley of the DCS Moines today. W"left untold millions of dol lars in property damage as it m< ed out of the Iowa state capital. In advance of the flood thousands worked to minimize expected damage. It was a heart-breaking tasK. They knew they could not stop the water from flooding their homes. They could only hope to slow the swift current to keep houses on their foundations. Phone, Power Lines Damaged By Wind Storm IBIythcvllle received IU third drenching in a week this morning when over, one inch of rain fell, flooding the streets and hampering traffic in both business and residential districts for almost two hours. The high wind that accompanied this morning's rain caused considerable damage to the IOIIK distance lines of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, Jerry Poc, manager of the Blythcvitlc office stated. All but two of the IOIIR distance lines out of Blythcvllle were left short circuited by the winds, Mr. Toe said. Lines In 03- ceola and Memphis were left intact. The damage caused a short, clclav to be posted on all calls out of Blythevillc, he said, because calls had to be routed through Memphis over Die two remaining lines. Tiie Promised l/md community apjiearcd tn be the hardest lilt by the gile-like wind with limbs from several trees reported blown off. Promised Land received ils first "good rain" this morning, the report stated. •Yarbro and State Lino were without electric power for several hours this morning after thn wind swept over those communities. Several roadside sign, in the Stale Line -area were reported blown over but no property damage was reported. The Arkansas-Missouri power Co. eportcti only slight, damage in is- tlated areas throughout its lerrl- ory from Mammoth Springs to Blythevillc. Several stands of lines were blown "down but most \vcre repaired by early this afternoon, t wa s reported. Molotov Arrives in Paris Labor Is Urged By UMW to Fight Tali-Hartley Bill Protest Strikes Not Called for; Journal Only Asks Defiance French Foreign Minister Georges Ekliuill, Inft, grcrUs Soviet Foreign Minister Viacheslav. Molotov as the latter arrived In Pnris to nttenet ic three-power conference on the Marshall phin lor aid lo Europe. In center is Alexander Bogomolov, Soviet [unbnsstulor lo Francr. CNEA, L'elcphoto.) - St. Louis Train Service Halted Passenger Runs Past Chaffee, Mo., Stopped Due to Flood Waters Pseudo-British 'Major 1 Amuses^ Insults Rotary Dinner Audience Members of Blyth'jviilc',-> Rotary*Club, their wives and guests were alternately amused, Insult c~l and .stirred to list ni^ht- at i\ banquet In the Hotel Noble Mirror Room fis they listened to Art Bricse, famous sifter dinner .speaker, In the guiue of :v retired British olficcr. The hoax began when Mutter of Ceremonies Noble Gill introduced the speaker to the unnual IAI tiles' Night gathering and expressed hfrs regrets that tlie scheduietl speaker. Art Briesc, was unable to attend. Mr. GUI explained that hs had olj — . , , tained the services of Major Cecil Passenger tram servv.e betwrcn - militarist and author, Blylhevllle and St. Louis will be i, , .' st ' a( . discontinued until furtht-r notice, b«wi. : finese apprared before the unsuspecting audience In white dinner jacket, close cropped.'brown mustacjhe and boribbonc<i English oxfofds/M^m.tainln^ complete Byli- Steel Production Cut 55 Per Cent Manufacture Of Cars, Other Lines Will Be Greatly Curtailed nes i turn lol- (at 3: lov- He 15-Cent Hourly Raises Won by Ford Workers DETROIT, June 27. (UP1— The Ford Motor Company and the OIO United Anto Workers Union today agreed on a new two-year contract providing wage increases and precedent-shattering pension Aplan (or 120,000 employes. * Production worker^ will receivn a straight seven-cenl hourly pay boost, retroactive to Mtxy 31, and an additional eight cents to be placed in the pension fund. The increase, thus is equivalent to thg^lS cents in hourly increases and vPit holidays granted workers elsewhere throughout the industry. Some 10,000 maintenance em- ployes, core makers and jobbing moulder's will receive an additional five-cent hourly increase. A company spokesman said the combined increases would cost Ford a pnroxima tcly $20.0CO,OCO. A UAW spokesman said the pension plan, details of which were not disclosed, instituted "for the first time in big business a comprehensive movement- for badly- needed social security in thi country." He said Ford was the first concern of ils size to grant such a plan. The settlement, capping 18 hours of almost continuous negotiations, wa s announce^ by Richard T Ircbnard, UAW vice president and director of its Ford department and John S. Bugas, Ford vice president and director of industria relations, following approval of its terms V>y n. national conference oJ Ford UAW local officers. It removed the threat of a general strike against Ford and push ert aside the last big obstacle to continued labor peace in one of the nation's basic industries. TlRfUAW " ad fi 'cd 30-day strik notices aEainsl Ford to back it- contract demands. The notices hai expired and A membership pol had authorized a. walkout over whelm in gly. Frisco General Agent. W. S. .Johnston said'today. Mr. Johnston pointed out that l.ha north bound VpassOTigsr train from Memphis whicn leave's 7 BlythuvillR 'at 9:12 am. \vili run on schedule but will be ^.unieiX .\t Chaffi-.e, a- railroad division point, mid will re-. turn through plytheville to Memphis :45 p.m. as presenUy scheduled. | said in at high water conditions north of Cape GlrarUcin have rendered railways unsafe for the present in that area near the river. Freight service will be seriously delayed due to this condition, he warned. Two night passenger trains have been annulled and W'H maintain that status unti'i further notice. They arc No. 805, south bound, which leaves Blytheville at L>:30 n m. lor Memphis and No. 806, north boun^. which regularly leaves here at 12:31 a.m. for St. Louis. Mr. Johnston slated that he expected no interruptions in this immediate area or between here and Memphis but said there would be no passenger service north of Chaffee for the present. with a colivihcing'buii^llng of American slang. He explained that he was writing a book entitled, "So This Ii America" and proceeded u) talk objcc tively on that subject from tlv standpoint of the bewildered Brit sher. a role which ho portraye A'ith success. •' Scarcely a person present csca|>cd ,iis pointed verbal oarbs, Includlni x rather large member of Papp; Gray's orchestra which played dining the evening. The "majojr" lampooned the American tendency to exaggerate by ienafe Votes to Make louse Speaker No. 3 ieir to Presidency WASHINGTON. June 27. (UP> —The Senate today voted Si5 tn 31 put tho Speaker of the Housu icxt in line for the presidency after he vice president. It rejected a proposal by Sen Richard B. Russell, D., Ga.. that he Senate's president be made No man. Tlie bill. If enacted, thus woulc >ut Speaker Joseph W. Martin. Jr. Republican, in line for the White JOHSC if President Truman shoulc flic in office. Under present law Secretary of State George C. Mar shall Is next in line. The plan to have Ihe sycafcer succeed to the presidency when there is no vice president wr.s urged on Congress by Mr. Truman last year. Senate Democratic Leader Albcn W. Barklcy opposed the measure, despite the rccommendiatons of Prcsidont Truman. For PITTSBURGH, June 27. (UP) — Darnegle-Illlnobs Steel Corp. an- louncecl today that It had been forced lo slash .Its steclmalcinc operations in the; Pittsburgh district l>y 55 per pent'as a resui shortages. •'.'. ..~ ;' The-corporation — Ing stirisldy ! of'U>3. Steel said the cut back was the (lie depletion of coal stocks. t'ie elimination of beehive coke supply and the miners' holiday." The cutback came as the big steel mills were operating at virtiial ly practical capacity. Reduction of steel output will force immedbt" curtailment of production in such curtailment of production In such industries as automobiles, electric refrigerators and other steel conscm-' iiiB lines. Sharon steel Corp. joined Ca'.nn- Eie-Illinol.s Steel Corp. and Youngs- staling In his near-1mpt::cab]c Eng- town shcct & Tllhc Co - ycsterdiiy In Hsli accent, "You keep saying lhat cuUlI1 K proditcLl.m schcdnle.s. O'.Kcr "'•—' cntnpiinics reported coal sup- ient for one to tnrcc N. Y. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open 3035 3047 3(17 3264 3165 high 3120 3077 37r-S 3288 31D3 low 3095 3M7 3717 325S 315T cvcrything in America is tho largest and grandest. I don't t'.ilnk you really mean to lie, it's just that you stretch the truth tO'th.T breaking point." Brlcse feigned confusion as he made such uppropos errors as referring to the states as "provinces" and "districts." He turned from ridiculous farce at times, however, during the evening and drew as he expounded on "those Intangible qualities of cooperation of a community which make it great." He declared that Rotary and siniilur organizations exemplify this spirit. In conclusion, the "Major" said be planned to take out naturalization papers, preparatory to becoming a citizen of the United State but asserted that .it wouldn't, really be necessary. He then discarded hi.i sham mustache, donned a pair cf horncd- rim glasses and shed his British accent. "I don't have a drop or English blood in me. I've n^vor been lo England and I'm the biggest linr ii the world." he confess,-.I to a Ihoi- ouphly bewildered audience Dr. H. A. Taylor, Rotary president, introduced Noble Gill, who was also in charge of nrogram ar raiiBcmcnts with W. -F. McDanicl and Alvin HufTman. Mrs. B. A. Lynch read a poem as the Rotary-Anns' response to the ladies' night invitation. cio.-i! Philip Deer, president-elect, ex- j 3115 tended a welcome to the women [ 303S and guests present. 3753 Gray's orchestra played for a 3277 dance which followed the banquet 3170 i in the Mirror Room. •slccl jller* weeks' normal operations. Sharon hanked one of two bla^l urnaces and four of 10 open hearths it its Farrcll nlant, bringing to 12 he blast 'furnaces either down or >cing taken down. Younn£to\vn slipct & Tube Co. planned lo lay olf 4.000 men by Monday, and railroads In the Ptt'.s- nireh and Alabama districts were reported ready lo lay off. Wheeling Steel Corp. reported lhal it had enough coal lo last 27 days; Jones <V Laughlln Steel Corp. reported an 11-day supply, and Wcirton Steel Co. said it could op- ci^atc about another two weeks. Tlie United Mine Workers (API,) "ilny urRcd labor to light tho TiiftJjfartlcy union control act will "courage and action." Tho UMW did not call speclfl- cnllji for protest strikes against tlie now law. But In a UMW Journal editorial, the union nrred de- linicn of the act. at a time whei "0000 of Ils members wore ;d In wildcat walkouts whirl tarled the dny afl«r the measure vns enacted over President Tru nan's veto. Tli<i Journal defiantly publishei lie Iht of Senators and Represcnt- ilivi.'s who voted to override thi •eto and enact the law. Editor K 1 Attains said the list was pub Ishcd deliberately n, a test of tin el's provision forbidding union Q si>end money on political cam laiirns involving federal officers. The Journal also challcnecil ef :ecUvciic.s s of the act's nntl-strlk coal inoustr vis concerned. Tho publication appeared as njunctlon provisions as far as tho Northern and Western operators were reported preparing a new wage offer In an effort to assure resumption of coal production July 8. Negotiation* Still Stalled But the Journal, which reflects the views of UMW President John L. Lewis, asserted that the operators have ninde 110 efforts lo get contract negotiations, .stalled last month, going ngaln. The Journal predicted lhat President Truman will lie unable lo pick a penernl counsel for the National Labor Relations Board, a post erected by the act, who will Irr-nt both sides fairly. "American working men," the Journal continued, "should cet this fixrd in their minds: The IfAM-Taft-Harllcy bill is an enslavement measure only to the dc- tm that American .workers arc wlllinir. to sacrifice their manhood and liberties. It will require courage'-, and action Bituminous production, already rripplcd bv wildcat walkouts, will halt completely tonight, whep the •s J>?gln » 10-day vacation. coal situation thus became flderit, •Truman's -No. ,1 bend- under the new T»ft-Hartlcy 'n*Sr law. President linn Futlrnr* Mr. Truman lias promised tha the law will be "well and faith fullv administered." He urged h a statement at hi s news confer ence yesterday that labor and management "exercise patience and moderation In accommodating themselves to the changes" required 1 by the act. The President s»ltl the Justice Department was looking Into ways to halt wildcat protest strikes against the new l»w. "Industrial strife at this critical time can result only in economic dislocation injurious to all of us," he said. "If It should reach serious proportions It would threat- Vote $339 War Department Work, Flood Control urcan Request CuflUPerCent 5y House Group $24,000,000 Given for Work On Mississippi River Levees WASHINGTON, June 27. (UP)—The House Appropriations Committee today recommended >1M,'2U9,800 for Hood control and »17,367,700 for rivers and hurbovs construction projects during the fiscal year beginning July 1, In addition lo Hems In the flood control general fund, tho counnlllrc approved fH4,uOO,000 for flood control work on tho MlKslsslnpi Hlver and Its tributaries mid $1,000.000 for flood control work nt Sacmmcnto, Cal, Construction funds approved plus unobligated balances from previous appropriations for Ihe various projects Included: FLOOD (JONTUO1. tiUNUKAI, FUND Recommended Available for In Hill for K«|M-ndllurr Construction Dttvfni FLu'al Allatonna Reservoir, On >6,012.100 Unyou Hodcau, Red Oliule. and LOBK.V liayou, I,a 811,500 Bur.iss Island Reservoir, Va. mid N. C. ... 3.000,000 Bull Shoals Reservoir, Aik H.000,000 Center Hill Reservoir, Tcnn 6,703.000 Clark Hill ResrVvolr. On., mid K. C 1,181,000 Conway County I.evco District Nos. 1, '2, ami H. Arkansas 4,000 Dale Hollow Reservoir, Tcnn. und Ky. ... 000.000 Goldslxiro, N. 0 85,200 Utlle Rock to Pino Bluff, Aik 1(18,000 Mcl^an Huttom l«vcc District No. :i, Ark 217,000 Memphis, Tenn. 50(1.000 •JitrrowK Reservoir. Ark l,7fll.riOO Mear Dnrdnnollc, Ark 321,r>00 'hllpott Reservoir, Va ariO.OOO jhrcvcpoii, l,n : 000,000 Haloosahulchcc. River and I,nkc Okcccliobco ^Drainage Arcn.s, Fla 12,700 Ciipc Fear River, N, C., nt and below Wilmington 100,000 Gulf Intiacoastnl Waterway (Galvcslon District) 000,000 Gillf Intracoastiil Waterway (New Or- leuiiH District) aW.OOO Jniucs River, Va 80.000 Lake Worth InlBt. Fla 100,100 St. Johns River, Fla., Jacksonville lo Lake JIarney 200,000 St, Luclc Inlet, Fla 53,000 Savannah Harbor, On 100.000 minpn Harbor, Fla 200,000 Wlnyah Bny, 8. 0 500,000 y»r mu 40,572,100 9:1,500 3,800.000 6,703,000 2,460,000 4M,00 900.000 85,200 242,000 1! 52,000 1,843.000 l,7Gl,!iOfl 250,000 1,053.000 12,700 37D,000 787.HO 433,500 80.000 108,300 2311,000 53,000 1,000.000 205.400 597,000 Push Plans For en the stability of our economy and endanger the peace of the world." The new law gives Mr. Truman immediate authority to get no- strike Injunctions in any labor dispute which threatens such dire consequences. "We cannot afford such a result." the President s ald. "It is our solemn duty to make every effort to maintain industrial peace under the provisions ol the view law." Mary Lou Joy ner Among Top 75 In Miss Arkansas' Contest N. O. Cotton NEW ORLEANS, June !i7. (UP —Close steady. ' ' open high low close Mar ... SHO 3136 31TO 3105 May 3DM SOTS 394.5 XB5 July .... JT17 *M» 3*rt JM1 Oct. ... «W 32» CS« 9Xi Dec 3175 31** 3101 3107 Miss Pansy Camp of Little Rock today holds the title of "Miss 'Arkansas of 1947' following her selection in Helena last night in competition with 2B other Arkansas beauties. She succeeded Miss Rebecca McCall of BIylhcville, who rclsned at the pageant. Miss Marjorie Mayo of Osceola was one of the top ten contestants and Miss Mary Lou Joyncr. "Mlxs Blythevillc of 1947", received honorable mention as one of the 15 finalists. Miss Camp Is n tall blond and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Blacktopping of 61 Will Be Resumed In 10 to 15 Days Work nn the blacktopping of Highway 61 between the Mississippi County line and Arkansas-Mts- sour state line is expected lo be resumed within the next 10 or 15 days, Hob Chiles, of Faragould, as- sisli.nt highway engineer tor this district, announced today. Work has already started on the moving of Ihe Stale Highway Department's asphalt plant from Jonesboro lo Luxora and work on the blacktoppii'.g of the highwiy bogin as s oon as the plant tia s arrived and set up In Luxora, he said. Mr. chiles said the present plans call for employing two crews, one at each end of the county, when the work is begun. If weather is favorable Uie work should be completed by e.irly Pall, he staled. Work on re-surfacing of Highway Cl begun last Sunnncr but was hailed In October due to bad weather after a 12-mile strip between Osceola and Wilson was almost completed. Approves Appropriation WASHINGTON, .Tune 27. (UP)-Chairman George Bales. II.. Mass. of a house armed services .subcommittee, announced lodny Ilia members unanimously approved Hi Navy's proposed $34.000,000 guldci missile test center at Point Mugu Cnl. . Weather ARKANSAS-jrartly cloudy to<lay, tonight ami Saturday. A lew widely scattered thMndershowers In North |x>rtion today. Little change in temperature. Gas Problem Solved; Begin Action For Light, Water System R. E. BlRylook, chairman of Hie nlylhevllle HouslnR Aiilhorll.y, today said thnt with clftnfic^tloii of tlic petroleum fuel ' sl.auis Uio Housing Authority would now b^- gln acllon on llnht mid water ystcms for the i)ropascd 80-utill imislnt! project. Mr. nlayloclc wns notlllc;! yc.s cnhiy by State Attorney Gcni'm' Ouy R Williams that :*rvlni, lUtanc tiiis lo units of tlio projcri would not innkc the \V(;i3 TJutatic ns Company a public UlilUy. In an oplniou to Mr. lilaylock Williams snld thai <i 1017 law •placrs the control and rceulalloi of the storngc, Iraiisiwrtatlo'i and HSR of lltiulfkc petroleum gnu' 1 under Iho nolle lilvislon ol the State Labor De ^arlmenl and not under the Pub lie Service Commission. lie further explained thnt llv I>SC" has made no rules regulat Ing the liuiullliii: of Il[|iillic(l pe troleuin. lilnyloclt. In nsklnu Informalioi hud explained tli,it tin- HouslnR Aulliority proposes lo use butane GUS for heating, cooking and o.hcr purixi.scR in no Itousiaj; iinlL 1 . to Ire conslructed by Hie authority. He further explained that the gas will be supplied by the Wr>s firm from Its distribution ulasit I" Blyllicvillc ami that the plant will pi|ic the gas to the projierly line and metor the gas lo t-hc nufhorlly .ate Bulletins , WAHIIINGTON. Jaiw 27. (UP) —Senate Republican leaders today deferred 'until'.jinxt '<we*H'--.»' ileutsiim on 'whether .{• nuke another Iry In thin Miulon to vat Itcrsonul Income t**m. WAHIIINGTON, Jmin 37. (UP) —The Army asked <'ornrp«t lod ijf for f I3«,*M,MO to provide "Incen- llvc pay" for memben of U> fto- jected "M-Day force** ef orsan- ii«1 rcnerve*. WAHIIINGTON, lane 27. (UP) —Thn Navy today asked <'«nj;refl* In make the Warn and W»men Marines permanent parts of |he regular Navy and Marines Secrecy Shrouds Three-Power Conference was for emerpenoy Ihi) Cliief - $84053,- under ono master meter. The »u- thnrily will rtlslrlhiitc the e:is through its ovm dlslrlbuMOii rys- Icrm. clinrgliiR Ibn Ras to the ten- nriLs ns a pnrt, of the rcnliil churrjc. Balkan Nations Face UN Action For Aggression Against Greece Dolph Camp ol Little Ilock. She will represent Arkansas in the "Miss America" contest at 'Atlantic City In September. Second place winner wa s Miss Virginia Gist of Helena and Miss Mary Jane Wright of Searcy was third. Mis 5 Christine Ttaicolf of Marianna placed fourth and Miss Marie P»rker of Hot Springs, fifth. Other finalists Included Miss i according to 'Robert" E. "Blaylock, Juanita Ann McKlnney of Jones- official weather observer, ttaln, boro; Miss Mary Uncback of I which has fallen daily tor the past Brinklcy; Mls s 'Harriett Vandeford week, yesterday brought .44 of °« of Clarendon and Miss 'Jean Jones | inch of moisture. Lo w duriiif! last Temperatures Increase As temperatures over -Arkansas began to climb back to Summer levels, the mercury here reached a high of 90 dScgrccs yesterday of Waldo, I night was 69 degrees. LAKE SUCCESS. N. Y., June 27. (UP) — The United Stales bluntly accused Albania, Bulgaria, and Ju- goslavia today ol using force against Greece and demanded that the United Natioas Security Council use "the full weight of IU authority" lo halt them. American delegate V/arren B. Austin called for an early showdown with the three Dalkan countries, claiming that they have been committing "the very Kind of acts which the United Nations was designed lo prevent." World peace will be even more seriously threatened, Austin said, If "the acts against Oreeci's independence should continue." In the strongest speech yet delivered by an American in the council, Austin said the diplomatic and guerrilla warfare In the Balkans had grown Into "one of ihe most serious" cases yet Dei ore the UN. Austin called on Ihe council to adopt Immcdlalcly all proposals made public this week by the UN Balkans Investigating comi.usslcvi. including an Amcrlcan-orig.n.-Ucd proposal for a semi-;,crmanent UN border patrol In the ocrcnnliilly Iroublcd Southeastern corner o! Europe- Austin made no mention of a surprise move In which Greece formally charged her three Norther neighbors with international aggression and confronted the Council with il,-> first complaint undei Ihe strongest chapter of the UN charter. The tension In the Council's plush meeting room recalled the dark day; of the Iranian case a little mon than a year ago as Austin, leading the Western diplomatic assault 01 the three soviet satellites, cxpresscc regret that the UN v;as bcginntni Ils third year wllh one of the mos serious vlolnllon of ll>e UN Char tor. PARIS, June 37. (UP) — The Ihrcc-powcr foreign ministers conference on European reconstruction threw a curtain of secrecy around itfl proceedings today. The foreign ministers of Russia, Great Britain and France met at the Qual D'Orsay at 4:05 p.m. (11:05 a.m., EDT), and quickly agreed lhat no news nl 11>6 meet- inns would be given lo the press. A press conference which the French foreign office hud schc dulcd for 7 p.m. was cancelled am! correspondents were Informed that Ihcy would not »c informed of any dclalls of today's conversations. The ministers met to discuss the Marshall plan for European re- onstructlon shortly after Brltlsl orelgn Secretary Ernest Kevin ar- vcd in Paris by plane. Hn qulck- ' joined Soviet r\>rclgn Mlnistci . M. Molotov and French Forcitji llnisler Georges Hidault In th: parrot" room of Ihe French For IBII mlnlstery. From Ihe conference willemcrR lololov's decision whether Russl 'ill join IJYltaln and Franco In or anoint; an Amcricnn-alrtC'J re ovcry program. If Molotov refus s, Europe may be split in In !conomically. $94,659,700 Allocated For Rivers, Harbors; $43,540,231 Slashed BY DEAN W. Dulled 1'rr.vs Staff WASIIINQTON, June 27.- (UP) — Tlio HoiL'ie Appropriations Com- nlUcc today voted ?333,18U,(Win for War ncpiirlmont Civil Funciions — including flood control and- rivers- harbors project* — 'Iry tlift ' fts'cal vcar starting next Tucsilny. It was M3, 540,231 or, p-jr ent less than rcfmcslcd by President Truman but still less '(if ''^" cut tlnvn , had boon predicted. Flood control and rlvcrs'aml harbors construction boro ' the' hiiiht of the reduction. Major Items' in" Iho bill; ' Qcncrnl flood control $132,011,01)0. This Includes $122,209,401 for 1 ., construction, or '$23,314^0) icsYHJiiiil. requested for this puriwsc In tne hudijct estlnmtcs. Tho rcmalnlnt! »9,772,000 a p|> roved innlnt.cnunco, surveys, cpalrs mul salaries In rmy Engineers Office. Rivers and hurbor^ 00 for .construction. 'Til 1 * amount ccommciulcii wa 1 ! J17.307700 oti (>,Oa4,WO below budget oillmnlei The remainder was for siich .pur- joses n:i ' nmlntcnance and : ' rc- latrs. NO funds were approved for now projects. QuarlcrninsUr corfK ccnrtci- al expenses — ,<ie*,09.i,369.' Thw will help defray the cost of bringing iome tlic dead of World War li The committee also Approved $24,000,000 for flood •• control * oik e Mlwlsilppl River and its tributaries 'And »l,($0,000 for flood control work hi Sacramento, Cal.. i'«i(tlwr of which was Intlitdcrt In fH*"ITj;ioa'ci)r(th)( 1 i[eneral fund U.n S»tH>ly BUI Pa>oc<l The N Olvli iiimctlons bill wai the iltu. innjorNsupply bill to be approved by the comrnittae for 1948 fiscal year and brings to about $32,000.000,0t!(> tl\e direct 'appropriations recommended oy Uie committee. t The ccmmtttee, ispark-plu; .1 c-f the Republicnn economy drive, now has recommended cuts' of -approximately »2,832,000,000 tn President Truman's requests for direct appropriations. Counting other economy measures reported by the committee, Its savings now are aroUnd $5,000,000,000. Only remaining regular appropriation 1)111 to be sent to vhe House y the committee Is for the Dis- rlct of Columbia. •, Except for tpcclal flood con- rol projects, olhcr items In tlie 111 arc $20,576,000 for trie Puna- m Canal and $1.90^000 for opera- Ion of the Alaska Communications :ystcm. The latter was the 'full mount requested." Although the committee expressed ntlsfactlon that the Pananuv Canal Iways hns paid its costs of op- ration and maintenance cut of cvcnucs, it made a $3,550.000 cut n funds asked. In 1038 the Cana] had 10.d25 em- iloycs, the. committee repotted, and low has 18,679. Efforts .Should be nnde to reduce, this numljer as conditions return io a normal, iwncclimc basis, the report ;SaId. It said the Alaska pofnmunl- catton System, while primarily a civilian must be maintnJnctl on fe basis "susceptible of conyerslou to inllllnry use in time of emergency." N. Y. Stocks CLOSING STOCK PRICES A T <te T 155 1-* Amcr Tobacco 73 1-4 Anaconda Copper 34 7-8 Beth 3lccl 83 1-2 . 10S 7-8 .173 1-2 . 35 1-4 . 57 3-4 . 58 1-2 . 14 1-8 . 87 5-8 ,. 71-4 , 24 3-8 . S 1-8 Socony Vacuum H 1-4 Studebsker Standard of N J Texas Corp Packard U S Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Cell Electric Gen lectors Montgomery Ward . N Y Central Inl Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel Radio Gen. Eisenhower Soys He Has No Political Aims WASHINGTON, June 27. (UP)— Cicn. D»ight D. Elsenhower, Army Chief of Staff, said today that In accepting the Presidency of Columbia university he had no political ambitions and always would be ready to serve the Armed Forces. "I'll never leave the army." Eisenhower told a news conference, "security is the number one subject lo me ana I would never take any job where I could not work for the welfare of the nation."' When he assumes the Presidency of Columbia next year, he can ba retired by the Army or placed on' inactive status. 'In either case, he can be recalled to duty at any time and Is considered to be still in the Army. "My personal Interest In politics will be no greater than when I occupied the post of Army Chief of Staff,'' he said. "I'm going to a place that has no room for political ambitions of any kind." • Ke was asked If his IcitTtng the post of chief of sU(I>nw*nt that 1* 3-4 world peace was mured, Ke re- 76 3-4 plied: , 63 3-4 "I've s*M and I still feel tint no & 1-8 nation in the world win 65 3-t ly provoke ft war,"

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