The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 2, 1947 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 2, 1947
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VOL. XLIV—No. 85 Engineers Battle Flood to Aid Two Missouri Towns Troops Moved South From St. Louis to Perry County Area ST. LOUIS, July 2. (UP)—The Mississippi River stood today for nearly 12 long hours at its highest, mark here in 103 years as Army Engineers, fighting a losing battle against the stream, moved their forces South in the hope of saving two Missouri towns. The river rose to 40.3 feet at 1 a.m. here and at noon the weather bureau said it, was fluctuating slightly, indicating it would begin to fall soon. The near record flood has over- Bowed some 375,000 acres of land, and 8,500 persons are homeless upMream from Cairo, 1IL, to St louis. The Red Cross said Z6,18i persons are homeless in Illinois, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska as a result of the midland flooding. The engineers estimated damage caused by the flood along a 300 mile stretch of the Mississippi at more than $12,000.000, including $1.000 000 in the immediate vicinity of si Louis. Meanwhile, the town of Grand Tower, 111., (pop. 1,000). already isolated by the crumbling of levees, was threatened by water that rose two feet in a single hour. The engineers moved 100 men and llicir equipment out of the town. South of Chester, III., and the Coast Guard said it had begun to evacuate all residents. The muddy water was running thiee feet deep over the Main Street of Gorliam, III., and all the townspeople had Ued. On Kaskaskia Island, near Chester, n hardy band of 100 me% women and children were standing behind a levee that runs completely around the island, daring the river to do Us worst. The Kaskaskia levee was described as critical, but the Coast Guard said it had received no requests for evacuation of the islanders. St. .Mary's Mo., across a small channel from Kaskaskia. was completely cut off from communications except by boat, but the town itself on a .bluff, was not In danger. At Hartford,-III., a few miles upriver .from St. Louis, women and children pitched in to help save a "home made "dike from being overtopped by the water that was already one foot above the level of their town. ' To Fall at St. Loai* The weather bureau said the river would begin to fall at St. Louis lute today. The 40.3 stage was the highest recorded since the great flood The engineers rushed sandbagging crews to levees protecting Claryvitle and McBride and the surrounding Perry County (Mo.) farms, 70 miles south of here. A hundred families living in the protected area remained at their homes. Engineers warned they may have to evacuate when the main crest arrives. Also protected by the levee was the government's recently-acquired airport at McBride. • River experts said the situation was becoming "critical" at Claryville. but engineers believed a strong fight would hold the levee. The town lies across the river from a 50,000-acre Illinois area that was inundated when the river surged over the Dcgognia-Fountain Bluff levee yesterday. 275 Will Die In Accidents On Highways CHICAGO. July 2. (UP)-The National Safety Council predicted today that 275 persons will die in traffic accidents during the threc- d-V Fourth of July weekend Approximately 30,000,030 vehicles arc expected to cause.the biggest I V a 'u '" llis t°ry, thc council said. Probably nearly 4,000,000.030 miles will be rolled up on sncert- NEWS BljrthcviUi MrtberUle Courier 63-Degrce Low Temperature Recorded Here Blytheville residents found sleeping a comfortable proposition last night as the mercury descended to a low of 63 degrees, according to Robert E. iBlaylock, official weather observer. Highest temperature yesterday was 89 degrees In Little Rock the Weather Bureau forecast continued scattered showers in the East and South portions today and not Quite so warm in the Soiilii. Texarkana yesterday had a 96- degree reading. Sonic relict to Ihe 90 - degree - or-hie/hcr temperatures was felt in the -North part O f the ' tem- tate. Uttle Rock's maximu perature dropped to 87 decree yesterday after climbing to a "blis tering 96 ttic day before loward Osceola Declines Funds From FWA $4500 is Advanced For Sewer Disposal Plant Planning Survey A Federal Works Administration advance of $4.600 to finance plans for Osceoia's proposed $150 000 sewage disposal plant will be declined Mayor Ben Buller said today The advance will t Je refused Mayor Butler said, because the City of Osceola does not pla,, to finance the disposal plant when actual work gets underway "What will probably happen," he said, "is that an improvement district, will be set up and the property owners will pay on It for a while. The city may later take over the indebtedness of the property owners." , As long as t|i c city is not going to begin payment on th c proposed plant, there was no reason to tako the taxpayers' money, Mayor Butler pointed out. No (lute has been set for launching construction of the new disposal facilities, he said. Present plans call for the plant to be placed under the supervision of the newly-formed City Sanitation Department, site of the proposed plant has not been announced. An advance for $2,000 lor the FWA, made available through the Bureau of Commodity -Facilities system and another' 51.450 was advanced for plans for a $43.000 water treatment plant there Blytheville Men Form Chapter of Air Reserve Unit f A " ^ A ,' r , R " crvc -Chapter was formed last night with Ed R Stewart named president at a meeting of thc Blytheville Chpter of thc Reserve Officers Association In City Other officers elected were C G Bittner, first vice president; c Eu- gcnc > "nod. second vice president; Worth D. Holder, secretary; and W H. Yarbroiiffh, treasurer 'Hie Air Reserve Chapter will function as a separate group and Us first plans include eventual formation of a squadron here in which former Army pilots, navigators bombardiers and observers may receive refresher training under the Army's Air Reserve program Final formation of the squadron •will also Include enlisted personnel such as mechanics and radiomen according to present plans. ' Tlie group will try to get action in thc establishment of an Air Reserve program here through Army authorities at Memphis, chapter officers said. Legionnaires Plan to Elect Post Officers , \ Preparations for the annual election of post officers advanced last night with the naming o f two nomination committees at the wecklj meeting of Dud Casoii Post 24 of the American Legion at the Legion Hut, Each committee will return a list of nominees for the six elective offices at the nicctiiiB next Tuesday night and the election will be heH July 15. when additional nominations may be nude from the floor. A commander, first vice commander, second vice commander chaplain, post historian and -ser- Bcanl-at-arms will be elected at Ihe July 15 meeting. The new commander.will appoint an adjutant, judge advocate, service officer. pos t surgeon and fl- lancc officer to serve for th c coming year. / Members of thc "Red" committee Include Bryant Stewart, chairmai- H. L. Halscll, Sr., Ira Kooncc. T. JP (Doc) Dean, Roy Cunningham James Nierstheimer, Louis Green and John Burnett. On the "Blue" committee are Floyd White, chairman- R B Stout. H. I,. Halsell. jr.. H ollis Mo<-- dy. C. A. Cunningham, Don Edwards, Marshall Blackard and Ed Johnson. L, H. Autry of Burdette, president of thc Mississippi County Kafr Association, told the Legionnaires last night of thc re-<-,rennlzation or the association and of its plans for construction nor underway at Ihe Walker Park fairttrnunds Mrs. C. G. Rcdmin, executive .,•> crelary of the Mis .i«lppi couny Tuberculosis Assuclntion presented a film on tuberculosis. The "Cotton Picke.i," the Blj- llieville Legion Junior Bnscb.i'l team, were guests at the meeting. The Legion's State Dcpnrtmo<i( convention will he held in Ltttl.- Rock, July 27-29, it was announ> ed Soviets Receive Blunt Warning From Americans Russians Must Lift 'Iron Curtain' From All Of Eastern Europe By R. J. SHACKFORD Uiiilrtl Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON. July 2 (UP) _ Soviet Russia has received blunt warning that America's "price" for further economic aid to Eastern Europe Is elimination of Russia's economic "iron curtain" around thai area. Lifting of that curtain, fo allow Easlern Europe to return to normal political and economic rotations with Eastern Europe and Ihe rest of Ihe world, was reported last Saturday by the United press to be the principal condition the U. S would P ac . e °n any aid program that included Ihe Soviet .Union and her tastern satellites. Secretary of state George c Mar- s '' a '»' hi* address to the Women's National Press Club yesterday spelled out that price for Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov who ,?*.'* rlv . e da ys b'«ked prog: ess AHKANSAS, \VKDN_BSDA Y, JULY 2, 1947 Photo flash Bulbs Fail To Disturb Policeman Sleeping on His Beat MMMI. Flu., July 2 (UP) — When James 71. Nichols, a probationary dispatcher on the Miaoii police force, sleeps .he's out like a light. Thc trouble, Chief Mitchell said loday in dismlsing him is that Nichols likes to sleep on duty. Even the flashbulbs of a police investigator's camera did not wake him up on throe different occasions. European reconstruction progmn, at the Paris conference. The soviet Union now has an economic stranglehold on alt of Eastern Europe as well as on her oc- cupat onal zone? of Germany and Austria, m addition, through bll,- teral trade agreements, she holds an economic ax over the heads of the Scandinavian countries. Economically. all of countries must look loward Russia and overlook th" needs of Europe as a whole Marshall Times His Char,« Ufarshall picked a crucial moment in the Big Three Paris negotiations /or setting f or tu i, JS condmollSi The conference appeared doomed, but had been given a last minu.o lease on life by a French compromise plan which at first glance appeared satisfactory to the United Slates. Before' Molotov replies to the French plan later today, he will have a chance to read Marsha.i's denunciation or Eoviel accusations aboul U. s. motives and the price the U. S. is asking for further aid Marshall labeled Russia's charges that the U. .S. had "imperiHllstio aims ' and -was seeking 16 Impose economic domination on Europe is cord 'of what' Russia h'fls"been doing behind the "Iron curtain": 1. Refusing to ^withdraw het troops except at a "price." 2. Leaving in Eastern European countries political parties subservient to the USSR. 3. Placement of Soviet agents in control of police estahlishmenls of Eastern European countries. 4. Forcing "reluctant governments" to set up joint companies in which the Soviet government retains 50 per cent control. In the face of such activilic-s, Marshall said it was only natural that America now place certain conditions on extension on further aid abroad. Blytheville Boys Sing in MOAT BINGLE_COPIB!8 FIVE CENTS Carroll Kvans Hirh.ird <irmi«ell From the classroom lo the singe; from Ihe school clcc club lo « . ,'nT n T,?"""- ,™ s ls <»« «'<"-.v of two lilvlhev lie bov s w o „,?,„ Alr^rolcr." »IH*arance this week at Iho Memphis C'> They nrc Cm-roll Kvnns and Rlclnml Grcenwcll who will be sr.,,1,,,* next year nl Blylhevillc High School. senlois They sung In thc Men's Ensemble In Ihe opening show of the MOAT Slemund Rombertj's "The Desert Song." Cm roll nud Richard nrc two of 14 chosen for the ensemble from singers throughout the South who auditioned earlier tills- Summer. Carroll's voice Instructor Is Daltori C. Fowlslon mid Miss Jean Sarbcr is Richard's voice teacher. After- their lirst appearance Monday night, when they felt for thc first time thc excitement that comes from "eonciueriiiK 1 i\ audt- IOHB, cncr. (hey agreed lhat (lie lull| hard lumrs jit pnicllco nmt reliem sal were rewarded. But that night's operetta ivas only the beginning. A full schedule of shows throughout (he Summer stretches before them. They don't mind, "it's wonderful" k the opinion of both the red-hiilrcd "Dick " ran uf Mi. and Mrs. Paul Cirecn- wcll; and Carroll, son of Mr. rind Mrs. Charles Evans, who has planned H music ciuccr "most all Ills A-Bomb Blasted USS Arkansas Still Holds Interest of Navy Py JOSEPH I,. MV1.KK l)nltc,l I'rcss Starr Correspondent WASHINGTON, July 2. .(U.P.)-Thc Navy Is ROlll 1 ;;:" 1 ;;", 10 ,"'";'; 1 ' i>mon8 ° uicr w * ^ ' thc Battleship Arkansas. "' "" nt ° ' back to nikl,,! * Nnvy Osceola Legion Post to Select Officers Tonight Election pf officers for the coming year will be held at thc meeting of members of the Mack Orid- cr Post 150 a t the Legion Hut in Osceola tonight. •Lloyd Godley, chairman of the posts nominating committee slated today that a ballot of candidates for the eight offices to be filled will be presented to members of the post tonight. Candidates arc for post commander—D. Fred Taylor Jr.. and Lcsiic Speck: vice - commander — O I fWaddell Jr.. fl nd Walter Manchcs- ler; adjutant-Joe Martin and Joe Rhodes; finance officer - Fjicve Bowker and Joc Rhodes; Chaplain —Ray Morgan Jr., and Harold HCN- drix; post surBcon—Dr. L. D M,is- sey and Dr. W. J. Sheddan; sergc- ant-ot-arms-Earl Hobcrls and William A. Sullivan; judge advoca'c- Jamcs Coston a/ul Myron Nallling. Truman to Speak WASHINGTON. July 2. (UP) — President Truman will extend his Fourth »of July visit to Charlottes- villc, Va.. through Saturday, re- luminc to Washington on Sunday the While House announced to day. 1. Just i-hat thc bomb's nuclear radiation .id lo fish and oilier marine life f thc atoll, and whether the effce t have been handed on to second e iterations. 2. Mo.-e about the basic struc- 'ture,of atolls, arid whether the cowl reef at Bikini has been doomed^"" sainma radiation ,t/j ultlirift^ 4* 3. What; fi-.tlipencrt ItJHrie 5 ^ marine Apogon. • : - Thc Navy "rcsurvcy party" m^mi men—including scientists and technicians from the Army, the Atomic Energy Commission, Geologic Survey. Fish and Wildlife Service Smithsonian Institution, and a number of universities—will spend n month and a half at Bikini ;froin July 15 to Sept. 1. '. . The 2G.OOO-ton Battleship Arkansas survived the first atomic bomb at Bikini, the one which went off some 1200 feet above the target on July 1, ID-IB, sinking five ships Thc Arkansas' superstructure and stacks were wrecked, but it stayed afloat. It went down, second lest — the shallow underwater atomic burst on July 25 along will) two other capital ships and six lesser craft. But whereas Ihe other victims sank in a matter of minutes, hours or days, llic Arkansas simply vanished. Tlie bomb exploded, hurling hundreds of Ihmisamls of tons of water 5500 feet into the air. and no one ever saw thc Arkansas again. _* Funds Are Asked Aid Refugees however, in the State Revenue Tops Spending By $2 Millions Um,F. ROCK. Ark.. July 2 (UP) ir a j? .. cx ' >clulitl "-es durhiB the MS-47 / lsc ,,i year ending Monday reached thc all-time high of $83.'- 503.l3G-«ome $2,01)0.000 less than thc arrnmit collected. Stale Treasurer J. Vance Clayton salil today Treasury receipts from all soiir- • Rois« •• $10,000 in Drive For Overseas Relief With $10,000 already raised bv Jews of Mississippi County in thi United Jewish Appeal drive for relief funds, thc campaign today wni thrown open to voluntary contributions from Gentiles In the county The $10,000 on hand represents the quota set to be obtained from Jews of tiie county and was raised under the direction of Ike Miller of Blythcvtlle and Sam Wysc and Jne. Grossman of Joiner. The drive was opened to Gentiles seeking supplementary contributions of a vGluninry basis and no specific goal has been set. Donations will be accepted bj* the Courier News and i r tt"e r<ICtl '° thC cmilp "' B " com The notional goal of the United Jewish Appeal Is $170,000.000 lo be used for refugee resettlement overseas needs und Palestine relief • > As of last, week, thc drive hi Mnn- , phis lacked only $50.000 of reaching ills goal of $650.000 and cnmpalcn officials there said the i;oal would IK reached. William Oerbcr Is general chairman of t | lc Memphis WageAgreement Big 3 Cohferende Believed Near p., j^ TTlftti, tt For Coal Miners EndsWlthRussia In Blocking Role Pupils in Hiah Schools Urged to Study UN Aims yC " r » ,, . This compared with previous high receipts of 573.000000 nn expenditure of about $08,000,000 in the l!M5-tfi fiscal year. Balance in all slale treasury funds June 30 was S5S.51C.2C5. compared ?56,H7,GI7 the preceding fiscal year. 20- Thc President will, make minute broadcast speech on thc Fourth from thc porch of historic Motuiccllo. thc home of Thomas Jefferson. The speech will be broadcast by ajl networks starting )2:30 a.m., CST. Weother - cloudv today. tonight and Thursday. ' Little change In temperature. C. of C. Board to Meet The iBoard of Directors of the Chamber of Corrrniercc will hold its monthly meeting at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon in thc Chamber's City Hall office. Bank Call Issued WASHINGTON. July 2. <UP) — the'Comptroller of • eport on Die condition of all national banks as of June 30. FINAI, STOCK MUCKS: A T and T Anier Tobacco .. Anaconda Copper Beth Slec! Chrysler Cola Coca . Ger. Electric Gen Motors ' Montgomery Ward N Y Central Tut Harvester North Am Aviation Republic steel .. Radio '. Socony Vacuum .. Stiidcbaker Standard of N J .. Texas Corp Packard U S Steel N. 157 I-'! 76 1-8 36 3-8 86 1-2 . 112 3-3 171 36 1-8 53 5-8 60 1-1 U 3-4 90 3-4 7 1--I 2S .. 83-8 16 3-8 19 3-4 77 1-4 , 64 3-8 5 1-4 , «9 1-4 SUC CESS. N. Y.. Julv 2. — United Nations Secretary General Trygve Lie win O|Kn „ personal campaign this week to re- luirc school children in all 55 United Nations to study the vlMr-s and niiruosc.s of the UN Lie's plan, it was learned today. will he outlined in letters lo chief UN delegates. 'Associates of Ihe UN chief snld he believed the growth of the UN depended on Increasing public interest in r«inri understanding of MIR world organization and it,s various political, economic and social subsidiaries. Lie will ask each member country .of the UN to plan a required roursc of sludv on thc organization and sec that it is I audit in all schools, preferably Institutions on the le.vel of high schools. Lewis in Conference With Operators and Developments Hinted By ( IIAHI.KS n. iii:nnoi,n I'nlicd I'rrns Staff ('iirr<".|>iiiiili>til WAStiLNfrrcw, July a. iu.i'.)-- John I,. i,owifj und „ \ ntan sfK . mcnt of UK- soft ,-o:i| Industry were rnjxirlixl today to bo on tlii> brink of a new wane aunTincnt that would head off » nationwide coal strike next week. Some Industry sources optimistically believed that a deal iimy be scaled nl further secret mect- liiB.'i lod.'iy between Lewis mid oil- eralovs lepresenllin; tho bu'k of Northern und Western mines. Lewis kept silent. Uoirnmiciit soureeii close to the ncsollnllon.-i sMd they looked for '"important developments." Meanwhile, Sen. Ilobcit A. Tn[l, n.. O.. co-uiilhor of Hip Tiifl- Ilartley labo,- control law, said In a statement "ml ''it Is Incumbent on bolh sides to mak c every effort to reach an'ni;rcemenl im'nnpl- ly." He said (lie situation '•rflRiird- Ing the eoal miners Is iinltiiti'. 1 "I Jinvo no menns of linowltm who Is right, und W ho Is \vronn In (lie iicBolliilion.s now »roi-ivcltn • between HIR union and the employers." Tuft said. "Cei-liiliily m strike WHS Justified prior |. a July thefnrn Iho povermncnl. relciiwil the mines to prlvnlc ownurtu bill 1 do not know enough nl I his time lo condemn'cither the mln- ern' union r.r till" nporuim.s inr what may happen after I inlay." Taft said President fihnuld itpjxilnt a bonrd Iry under the new ael mine the merits of ill vcrsy -It ii,c sllimtlnn ' become.", such Unit It thrratois tin; milloirn heiilth or safety." lie opposed siit'jjeslloiM that Iho government continue to opcriuc the mines. Under Die Taft-Hurtlev law. President Truman could appoint a'lward of Inquiry In Ihr, Cl ,,,i (tt!i . pule. After reeelvlni; Its rc|>orl. lie could ask Attorney General Tom Clink lo obtain an Injunction- lo force the miners l.ack to their jobs. The Injunction would be kood for TO diiys while the iwvernmehl atlrmiilcdcri settlement of the dl'- IHitc,. In th'e absence, o'f ii contract ba- twecn i.cwls and Hie mini! owners however, there Is r,omr- i',nibt as to how effective an injuinsilon ivonid Lewis' soft coal miners are now on a vacation that Is iiciiwUiled in eiid next Tuesday. WiiLllio.- ;hcv return to work then depend", on whether n new waue conlnicl Ins been signed by them. Takes Office W. O. Cliicrln, Si;, ye.fiturduy i lm k over ii.s president of the Illylhc- vllle Association of l.lfe Unde.rwrll- i-rii. lie was itlectqil nl Ihe itrmip's monthly meeting SntiiHlny. other oflleers who look over ycMcrdiiy avu •I. A. llryiint., vice president, and Jack Powell; secretary-treasurer. Munitions Fraud Trial Nears End Former Congressman Branded'as Corrupt By U. S. Prosecutor Bank Surplus Increases; To Pay Bonus 7., S; l'V;, Wim " ms ' P"*l'lcnl of Ihe I'lrsl National Hn,,k Hero, announced l,,day that the financial report «>f the bank given nt llic limrd of directors meeting today showed an Increase surplus of $15.000. This fi... nnV;"'"^, 1 ! 10 l ° 1 "' ^"'tol surplus and undivided proflls to a ii K ,, rc I,, excess of $220,000, be said. The rrporl staled lliat tiic totnl capital for the bank to date Is $101). i( ' :< i rt , ifk ' 11 sl " l>llls *115.000 nntl undividerl profits $.1.000, h e said Members of the board ,,g rcpl | Bl todays inroting to R lvo «ll cmnlov- «s of tho Dank that have as much as one year's service n scmMnniinl bonus equal to a month's sn i :iry , Mr Wllllmns staled , '"."> ™ r *L Nn}l«""l "ank Is n,nv I'l Its tenth year, having been organized AUK. 10. HOT. Cotton Council Selects New Research Director MFMPIIIS, TCIIJI., J,,ty 2. fUPI -Dr. Lconnrd Smith, Washington has been appointed actinp, director or utlh7,itlon research of the National Cotton Council. Council Executive Vice President W H niakr? announced today. 'Dr. Smith succeeds f)r. M K. Home. Jr.. who resigned lo become licnd of the Department of Economics of the University of Mississippi. Snip Blast Kills 72 OUBETKLT-O, Italy. July •>.. IUP) —The death toll from the explosion of thc Navy munitions transport Panlgaglli at Porto Santo Stcfano rose to 72 today. • Thc ship blew*up yesterday while munitions from Pantcllcria Island were being unloaded. N. Y. Cotton NEW YORK. July 2. (UP)—Cot- Ion closed steady, open hlith 3C81 3C92 close Ex-Convict and Wife Held As Robbery Suspects WEST MEMPHIS. Ark.. July '1 "-"'' — An ex-convict and his wife, belnjr held here in connccllo>i n-lth a <| r ,ifr 5t oro robbery are sus- Pceled of belnjr Involved In an Sto!350 Jnwpl robbery In Memphis, Tenn., the Criltcndcn County sheriffs office reported today. The couple. Shirley Stockman, 27. Dallas. Tex., and Mrs. Blllie I, Stockman. 28. Minneapolis, Minn had been questioned by Memphis lectlves In connection Jewel robbery which took place .,,. a home here durin? l!:c eottoy carnival last May. They also were sus pcctcd of other robberies at Mem This rate has becri in effect for WASHINGTON, The Kovmniicnt, July 2. IU.P.I-- winding up cnsi; In Iho Mny-Qar.raciii bfluery mill, today called for conviction of the defendants and branded former Congressman Andrew J May ii» "n corrupt chanman ,,f of thc House Military Affairs 6>m- niillce." May and Ihe Garsson brothers— Henry M. und Murray—have been on trla| since April' 22 on charges of conspiracy to defraud llic eov- erimicnl. The Garssons arc specifically accused of paying—and May of rci:o!vlii(.—{rui.rmo In bribes for fnvora In contiectlon with wai- llinc operations of Ihe Garsson JVIUiiitlons ComMiif. May wo.; de- fealed for recltL-llon lust November. Chief Government Frosjcutor Willium A. Paisley told a Ir-dcral court Jury It would be "a monstrous thing" If defcnd.inls 'as ciiilty as these, men" were ncmm- Icd. Kai-llcr. Federal Judge Henry A. f:ciiwelnhaut said he would instruct (he Jurors they iiiusi find May isuilty If they convla cither of the Ciiirssons. The lair? loday. Paisley described may go to th? juiy May the -j -.- ........ ^.. "kind of man who would not have rjlvrn tlio Clarssons Ibe time day if he wiisn'l setting paid." jio said May was "a puppet In Wasli- iiiRloti dolng^ what the GarsRoii:! wanted him to do when they pulled the r.trjngs.'' $20,000 Needed To Finish Drive To Assist Schools Following a two-week slump curing which thc flow of contributions all but dried up. mini her $395—an average of about $3(i ncr day—has been reported In the drive for $50. 000 to buy n new high school site ' The final break came wh«n Soviet Foreign Minister v M Moli- toy rejeclcd an nth hour "compromise |i|,ui" S ii| )m iu c(1 yes'cruiy i )v Clcorgcs lildault of France txith the French and British plans for lrii|i-lciiiciitli) B tiie Marshall po- Ki'nm would result In Inteittrene- in llic Internal affahs of the coun- .:ies seliednltd to receive old He «ii(i b;>th plans, would constitute an Infrlnitement of the soverslgntv of •Kiirnponj) nations lo be Included In I'le iirngrnm. •Killuro nl the conference apparent y opened the w ny f or a mere derisive division or Europe ..Into Jiiisleiii ,„„! western Wot.i. but aetually n, c Western povers end IKiHilii were Just where they were before tho conference bextui- four days ai;o, : (William I,. Olayton, Aterlcari undciscctelnry of slate for .economic alfnlr^s, said today In .Oenevri Mnrahnll program would go'forward' even If Hussla decided to stay oiit) 'he Hrilish und French forel B n ministers were reported ready to l.'.sne 11 Jnhit Invitation soon to all Kuropenn countries wishing to jolrf' "inn «n n - voluntary basis in the lirogrnin. As the conference opened, Soviet sources said Molotov would not present, a coiiulcr-pronnsal to' tho I'-iench |ilnn. but would limit himself in a restatement of the Russian position. Mololo'v asked a 21-hour adjournment yesterday lo study the Bldault proposal and pre-iumably to con- suit tlicj,KremIin by telephone. Tlio French compromise sought' to meet ixfvlct objection.? that the Anglo-n-cnch proposals *ould uub- Jecl Ftifpix-an rountriea to foreign Intel tereftco and mfrin||e on f.elr Kovcroijrrity StaUng th.t RUrope tliRt must liijii^yitjjilj Jl propoTOl , a "cooiwratlorTTommlttce" ia re-' port, before Sept. i op Euroies means and needs. ' now here, reports showed loday The total of contributions on hand Is $30.377.48. Today's list of donations xhrnv* contributions of $200 from the lily- Iheville Compress Co.. Inc., and $150 from Planters Hardware Co.. Inc Olher donations Included $2f> from J. F. Lcnli and $20 from Raleigh Sylvester. Half-Cent Cotton Subsidy Continues on Exports WASHINGTON. July 2. (UP) The Agriculture Department has the announced that the present half cent a pound subsidy rate on export of cotton will continue during tlie new fiscal year that started yesterday. House to Vote On Rivers Funds Members Expected to Ignore Truman Plea . For Appropriations WASHINGTON, July 2. (UP)— Despite demands for greater .floott protection in tho Mississippi and Missouri valleys, the House 'WHU expCL-lcd today to approve legislation stashing $13.540,231 from President Truman's budget estimate for flood control and rivers arid hari bois work. .-•' ' Tlie lower chamber was ready to |w,ss Its appropriations committee's S"3D,IBB,860 omnibus flood 'control mid rivers mid harbors bill without major change. „ ,. . Before adjourning yesterday the House rejected by voice vote an amendment by Rep. James O David D., Ga.. to ndd.i50D.000 for advance planning on the ChattS- lionchpc. Oa., Buford Dam. H a!si tentatively rctectcd 18 to ffl an amendment by Rep. John E.. Tlinkln, D., Mi.«s.. "to add $3'- Cffl.OSD to the bill for construction of navigation work on thc Tennessee and Tombisbec rivers. However, Rimkln demanded "a new vole with himself mid Bngel ns rlieokers. nivt that vote Is expected lo be thc first order of business when thc House returns to eonsld;n<lion of the measure. The bill carries $95,I59.TCrt for rivci-s -ind harbors work, 4157.553.- 8CO for flood control, W4.OM.3e3 For cemctcrlal expense, and $23,57$000 for tlie Panama Canal. Mpjor fights were expected to tlcvckn over funds of $1,481.000 for (he Clark Hill Reservoir, Georgia and South Carolina .and »803 01(1 for -BIKBS Island reservoir, Virginia and North Carolina. Rep. George A. Dondero, R., Mich., chairman of the House Public Works Committee, said the expense for tire Bueps Island reservoir was not justified and that ac- llon on thc funds should be delayed. Construction work at thc reservoir, he said, might threaten destruction of a Tungsten mine in Hie area which last year produced 25 per cent of the American output. Bridge Builders Delayed Because of Steel Shortage MEMPHIS. Term.. -July 2.' (UP) —Construction of piers for approach on the Arkansas side of thc new muHi-milliori-doir«rbridge ncross the Mississippi River here was being delayed beckuse of a shortage of steel, contractors s»id today . Meanwhile, no contracts h»d been let for erection of the bridge superstructure. •'. .. . •

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