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XE COURIER NEWS THK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHKAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLII—NO. 303 Blythevllie Dally Newt Ulythevllle Herald Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Letd«r BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATUUDAY, MARCH 10, 1<M6 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS MOSCOW PRESS HURLS NEW ACCUSATIONS Peace Efforts In Wesiinghouse Strike Delayed Negotiations Halted Until Tuesday After Talks 'Get Nowhere' By United Press Negotiations to settle tlic West- Ingliouse Electric strike hit a snag today and the possibility arose than the Oencral Motors dispute might bu prolonged by local unions. The Westinghcuse walkout, involving 75.000 workers, currently is the nation's largest labor dis- inite. Negotiations were recessed until Tuesday after federal conciliators reported that yesterdays conference with company officials "got absolutely nowhere." In the General Motors dispute, the national conference of the CIO United Automouile Workers ratified national issues of the new G-M contract. The conference, however, Issued a mandate to local unions to continue the strike wherever local issues had not been settled. Previously, local disputes had been reported settled at all but I 25 of the 92 GM plants. Elsewhere. 365,000 workers were idle in labor disputes across the nation. The major developments: i Settlement of the 54-day slriKe at five Ohio plants of the Timken Roller Bearing Co. appeared imminent. The company accepted a union offer to resume work under the 1043 contract pending further negotiations. The company had agreed earlier to ' demands by the CIO United steel workers for an 181-i cent hourly raise. , 2. President John L. Lewis of the AFL United Mine Workers told mine operators that his miners wanted higher pay and shorter hours, but he made no wage proposal. He tola the operators to - make -an offer "and maybe we'll buy it." 3. Hearings by a presidential fact-finding board in the threatened railroad .strike continued ir Chicago. An official of the New York Central told the board thai a top-heavy wage structure woulc be disastrous to the employes well as the railroads. Conciliation Serv- settlement of a Command Bikini Atomic Bomb Tests The officers pictured above command the Army airmen who will blast Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands during the atomic bomb tests next May. Seated above is Drig.-Gen. U. M. Ramey of Denton, Tex., project commander, while standing behind him are, left to right, Col. Alfred P. Kalberer of Lafayette, Ind., intelligence officer, Col. William H. Blanchurd of Chelsea, Mass., 509th Bomber Group commander, and Col. Paul W. Tibbets of Orlando, Fla., AAF technical director of the tests. Tibbets was a member of the crew which dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Marshall Back : rom Manchuria With Warning Says Situation There 'Extremely Critical'; Defends U. S. Policy WASHINGTON. Mar. 16. (UP) — Gen. George c. Marshall said to- lay that the situation In Manchuria s "extremely critical." He added thai there is no justification for any nation suspecting Amevlcai motives In China. Marshall, President Truman's special aiubassndor to China, returned yesterday lor consolation. He told a news conference Ihal the next few months were of Vc- mciidous importance to China am the future pence of the world. He explained Unit he was referring to the long-range Issues Involved li the Orient. Marshall revealed that Chlnasi troops soon will join American oc cupatlon forces in Japan. He dis cussed that problem with Gei Douglas MacArthur enroute home Storm Victim Of Steele, Mo, Is Recovering California Has Several Quakes Aqueduct Is Damaged By Series Of Shocks; Repairs Are Delayed LOS ANGELES, March 16. (UP) 1 A P> ece of timber penetrated the —Minor earthquakes shook Southern' " cs h of her hip and it was first California today and delayed re- telicved amputation would be nee- lennon's Body laced In Crypt Designed By Him ST. LOUIS, Mo., Marl 10. (UPi^r 'he body of John Ciu'diniil Oldi- HI VVLIS borne In solemn prccsMon •>»'n the central aisle bt SI. limls ithedral today and placed in 1 a yix he designed for his own In- tTiimenl. At the climax of (he piHitifical list riles, the mouiiful lone.s of the Ubcru Me. ixnnlnc" echoed hroiiiili the arched Mosaics of the lyzautlne building. "IX'liver me. O Lord, from ever listing denth In limit dreadful day; '•lu'ii heaven and eart)i .shall intake; vheii thou shall conie to Judge llio world by [Ire! x x »" The dirge followed the lust of five absolutions over the Cardinal's cuskei subsequent lo Ihe tuneni sermon by lh e Klshl licv. Chrlsto- i'bcr E. uyme, Ijishop of Galveston Churchill Tells )f Soviet Aims In Dardanelles Urges That Demands Be Settled Before Security Council Tex. "And so In. obedience will, we take our lcnv c Clod's you. Mrs. George Jeffrey critically injured when a tornado .struck her home near Stcele. Mo., I Nov. 27. was able to be removed I from Walls Hospital today to the | home of relatives there. A piece ol timber penetrated the He also revealed that during hi last night In China agreements were reached for sending "teams" of one American, one Chinese National government representative, and one Chinese Communist representative Into Manchuria to try to stabilize conditions. "They should be on their way in now." he said, "and il Is Important that they get there as Schwartz. 5oon ns possible." the bishop said, "our hear ways will love and admire you they shall, be fillttl nncl overflow l»g with gratitude for your kind ness, your blessing your zeal an you example. "In the name of Jesus Christ,., we bid you ndleu. like the dlclplu on olivet." A hush fell over the puckcd cathedral which Cardinal Glcnnon built 0 years ago [is the bishop spoke. Throe candles flickered on either pairs of the Owens Valley Aqueduct, ripped open by a torrent of boulders jarred loose in yesterday's sharp jolt, California Institute of Technology seismologists expected the small shocks to continue for days. The quake, which centered in the desert 100 miles north of here, was as strong as the one which rocked Long Beach on March 10, 1933, with heavy loss. The first sharp shock was felt at 5:21 a. m. and the strongest at 5:50 a. m. Another sharp jolt at 11:20 4. The U. S. ice announced four-and-one-half month old strike aqainst th-3 Olivsr Corp. farm im- | a. m. shook downtown Los Angeles plement plant at South Bend. Ind.. i buildings, and a fourth at 10 p. m. on the basis of an approximate W as felt in Beverly Hills, wage increase of 18 cents per hour. The strike involved 1.700 members of the CIO United Farm Equipment Workers Union. In the General Motors settlement, the national UAW conference recommended that a general work resumption be delayed until a majority of local unions have ratified the new contract. However, local unions were ordered to The frequent tremblors kept huge boulders rolling down hillsides toward the aqueduct, which pipes water from the Sierra Nevada mountains to Los Angeles. Engineers said the three to 12 foot holes torn by !^ cssary but the splintered timber was removed and she slowly improving. She shocked and bruised. Although not yet able to be up, she is believed out of clanger. has been also was Bridge At Lake To Be Improved Solid Flooring Will Help Relieve Danger Of Old Wooden Span 3ig Lake bridge will he ii jvcd immediately in an effC-., relieve dangerous conditions! Marsliall prnlseil the vast job o( economic, political and military or- snnizntlon Hint tile Chinese peo- ;le have undertaken. He apjMialed 'or the United SUiles to make every effort to assist the success of these Chinese projects. ' "If we are to have peace—If the world wants peace—there are i pelting reasons why, Chln< Irts must succeed," he said! "China's success in these depends a great deal ou trie ef' forts of other nations." He warned lhat if China were ignored or "if there is scheming to thwart China's present' efforts," China would fall. The United States is best able to render assistance to China, he said, and h e added he was cc/taln there Is great sympathy for China among the American people. But, he added, he was not quite so certain thai America's political leaders have a proper understanding of the vital Importance to the United States that China's efforts toward unity succeed. Marshall emphasized that the , United Slates is seeking no special effort r perferences on economic or other NEW YORK. March 1(1. IUI') — Winston Churchill's disclosure Umi Russia . had demanded a "foilres; in the nurdiimilles" at the Potsdnn conference posed n new problem today for Ihe united Nallunx Orgi 1/ullun. Churchill imule the disclosure li on address ut Ihe Waldorr-Astorli Hotel lasl iiluhl. In which he nrgec Hint Ihe Irniilnn crisis and I hi Russian dcumnds on Turkey b "Ihnished oiil" before the Unlld Nations Security Council "us H VLT Ki'enl lest ror lhe world organi/a tlon on which so many hopes ar bused." II was ihe first official dlsclo sure thnt the Dardanelles had been discussed at the 1'olsdam mcel- lnn, although it wan recalled Hint ih,, Turkish Foreign Minister, Hn- | sun Snkn, wan In London dni'liitj lhe conference lust July and had yen very nUcndnnl upon UIB lor- i office nt thai. time. 2000 Al Dinner Charge Anti-Soviet j Formed, Idc of the The main heavy bronze casket, floor of lhe building viis reserved for more Hum 1,000 of the clergy of St. Louis, while lie lay public, the humble 1>n d reat of all faiths, stood In the ilslcs and those who found seals sat In the balcony. The clergy estimated that somo 20,000, most of them standing, |atrmic<) the cathedral, which seats less than 2,000. Outside another 5,000 filled Lhulell Doulevard and :ienrd the services over loud speak- vote on the contract at mass meet- ' "' Water poured from the 10-foot pipe at 100,000 gallons a minute nn- ings Sunday, and UAW officials' tu H coul11 be cut ofr at the source, believed the majority would be The damaged aqueduct flooded a forlhcominfr. I two-mile section of the main high- General Motors spokesmen said wnv from IjOS Angeles to high Sier- they honed to have most assembly | ™ s winter sports resorts and Reno, There was no danger of a water shortage, officials said, because of supplemental supplies from the Metropolitan Aqueduct of the Colorado iver. The largest settlement in the vicinity of Hie aqueduct break was the Inyokern Naval Ordnance testing station. Water pipes and dishes there were broken, but there was no structural damage. The quakes yesterday shook all of Southern California, from the San Joaquin valley to the Mexican border. "(which caused the death last week of Mrs. R. c. Langston of Luxora, the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce has been informed. The bridge will be rcfloored lengthwise to do away with the runners on the bridge floor which long have been a. menace to mo- lines rolling by May 1. In the coal mine dispute. Lewis j told soft coal operators that he hoped a new contract coutd be negotiated "without any lost produc- Uon." His UMW has threatened a strike of bituminous rields. At LaPorte, Ind.. more lhan i,POO employes, members of the CIO United Farm Equipment Workers, were idle in a slrike against the Allis-Chalmers Co. plant. The strike originally was scheduled for March 4, but was postponed when the company granted a five-cent per hour raise pending negotiations to cover employes at the company's plants. seven midwestijrn Aged Joiner Resident Dies There Thursday Services were held Friday afternoon at the Joiner Baptist Church for Mrs. Ellin Dafferon. 81. who died Thursday afternoon at her country home, two miles northeast of Joiner. The Rev. Mr. Munsey. pastor of the Baptist Church of Wilson, officiated. Burial was in Bassett Cemetery. Mrs. Dafferon wns born and rear- matters In lhe Orient. "There is no price on our friendship," the general stated. "I must say. however, have a vital interest in government that we a stable China and I nni torlsts ng the bridge, located Lanier Funeral Will Be Held At Joiner Sunday Services will be held Sunday afternoon at Joiner in the Methodist Church for Frank Boolhc Lanier, 55, who died at his country home Friday morning after a short illness. The Rev. J, W. Moore, pastor of the Joiner Melhodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Bassett Ccmrtcry. Mr. Lnnier was born and reared ed in Corinth. Miss., and came to in Searcy, White County, Ark., and Arkansas In 1902 and settled near farmed until last year, when he Joiner. She was a member of lhe Joiner Baptist Church. She is survived by two sisters. Mrs. H. R. Hughes and Miss Edna Puckell, both of Elreno. Okla., and one brother, John Puckett of Sayre, Okla. Holland Rotarians Are Given Charter The newly formed Holland. Mo., Rotary club has been granted a, charter and will be known as Club KJ . (~) No. 6212 of Rotary International. ' ^- '-'• retired. He was a war veteran of World War I. He Is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ila Bruman Lanier; a daughter, Miss Marie Lanier of Joiner; two sons. Fred B. Lnnier. in the South Pacific, and Lewis Lanier. in China; three sisters. Mrs. J. T Lee of Joiner, Mrs. J. C. Matlock of Gtlmore and Mrs. Mary Bcrfield of Memphis, and a brother, B. E Lnnier, El Paso, Texas. 14 miles west of Blytheville on Highway 18, Herman Davis Memorial Highway. J. C. Baker, director of highways in Arkansas, wrote B. A. Lynch, president of the local c. of C. thai it was the plan of the Highway Commission to reconstruct this bridge during the postwar period but that tile flooring of the bridge would be done immediately to eliminate the ha?.ard. Mrs. Langston was falally injured and six others miraculously escaped death when the car wheels ran ofr the unlevel runners, caus- ng the car to crash through the wood railinp and fall 25 reel into the lake below. The Manila Lions Club immediately made a protest lo Governor Ren Laney and the Blylhevllle Chamber or Commerce and newspapers joined in the plea to Improve the bridge, which long ha? been dangerous. . A telceram was sent Govcrno Laney this week bv the Manila Lions Club after Mr. Lynch had written Director Baker. Earlier in the week. Govcrno Laney announced In Little Rocl that "teplaccment of the Lake bridge had been under study for some time and that the condition would be correcled as soon as possible." In the telegram sent by the Manila club, ihe 85 members said "For the last 10 years Ihe highway department has been promising a new bridtrf across Big Lake and thus far the nromiscK result onlv in (>crlfl«>nl.i We think It is lime A Charter Night banquet will be held at Holland the first or second Thursday night in April, it has been announced. Tlie Stcele, Mo., Rotary Club is sponsor of the new organization. March May .. July .. Oct. .. Dec. . open . 26.40 26.4! 26.68 26.45 high 26.41 26.50 28.68 26.49 low 26.35 26.41 26 .GO 26.40 close 26.41 26.47 26.GF 26.47 using 'vital' in its accurate sense.-" Marshall declined to discuss de- alls of the situation In Manchuria, which he described as extremely ritical. He explained that the Uuit- d States has not had official ob- ervers there yet although they are an their way. He expressed confidence that once Amerlcan-Nation- ilist Chinese Communist "teams" arrive In Manchuria, many of lhe lifficultles will be eliminated. Passenger Train Hits Tank Truck Explosion Follows Collision; Two Men Die, Others Burned BR1STOW, Okla., March 16 IUP) - Two truckmen were killed and two trainmen critically burned totlay when the Mclcor, fast Frisco passenger train, hit a big gasoline tank truck here and caught fire. Firemen quickly brought the train fire under control, but some passcn eers leaped from the smoke Tilled cors In panic after an explosion which followed the collision. The truck operator. Elbcrt A Coulter of Oklahoma City .was killed, as was his unidentified com- •MOSCOW, March 10. tUl'l — Thot -u.spupei' Now Times accused American ne'.vspupei's of seeking lo promote an American atomic dictatorship and charged llmt an An- Kln-Auiorlnin axis was being ud- i'iiUM iigalnst Uu.isln. "After lhe collapse O f the Fascist axis lhe iilen of a new Anglo- American »xls IK bring talked, lhe New Times siild. "This axis is Just hostile lo IIio freedom of nations niul ititnueroU:. for Intel-national pence, Winston Churchill wns nssnlled by llw 1 New Tiincn "for endeavor- lug lo divide the world's democratic nallouN and democratic forces Inside ench nation into hostile camps, and so Incite a fratrlcldn war." The publication said that some Aini'ilcan newspapers were rattling atomic weapons lo scure lhe world The New Times Mild Hint "reactionary. Jliigolslle." lalk In part o the Anici'leiiu press has dainugc'c Inlet'hatloiuil confidence In pro pu.sals for controlling atomic cner Uy lhroui;h Ihe United Nations Or back- | Kiinl/allu'n. Churchill spoke before rop of Ameilcnn and Hrlllsh flays i All lhe Soviet union mcamvhlli o an audience of 2,00 persons who I awaited Generalissimo Stalin's all ye Problem Manchuria, Chiang Urges :*i.'Xt ' •- «s>yt By WALTER LOGAN United Press Staff Correspondent CHUNGKING, March 1C. (U.P.) —Generalissimo Chiang Knl-shek warned today Ihut lhe future worlc peace depended upon solution o. the Mnnchurlnii problem. His political subordinates, In < formal resolution, called upon Rus sla to withdraw Us Iroops fron Manchurlan territory in accord ancc with the Sino-Sovlcl Treaty The resolution adopted by lead ers of Kuomlntang called UIMJI he Chinese to establish permanent rlendship, based on mutual trust, with the Russians. At the same time lhe Kiiomln- ang, China's political organization 2ndcd Its 21-year-old rule of ChliiH and accepted other parties—including lhe Communists—Into the jovcrnment. Chiang's speech was delivered at a closing session of the Ccn- .rn) Executive Committee of the Kuomlntang. A resolution adopted unanimously by the party leaders repudiated ony decisions affecting China's foreign policy which were made by other powers without China's par- ticljMitlon. Presumably it was alined at the secret agreement at Yalta whereby the United States and Great Britain promised various concessions to Russia In return for Rod Army participation In the war against Japan. Chiang asked the Central Executive Committee of the Kuomln- tang to support his attempts to solve the Manchtjrian problem He also asked that the party renounce a resolution which sought punishment for his, officers In Manchuria, aimed primarily R| Hslung Shlh-Huln, director o Chiang's headquarters there. "Not only the future of china but the future of world peace de- l>cnds upon the Manchurlan problem," Chiang said. iad gathered In the grand ballroom f the. Waldorf for a $ll>-n-plnlo Iliiner given by the City or Now York. The dlas fro which he spoke was llli'cl with dignitaries, Including iiploiimtlc representatives or more linn 40 foreign countries. Speakers at the dinner Included John G. Wlminl. U. S. ambassador o Great lirllnln; Mayor William O'Dwyer anil Gov. Thomas E. Dcw- cy of New York. Wlnnnt, who brought "grcellnis.s from the Secretary and Uiidi'rxcjj-. retary o; Slate." came afler the Elate Department made a Irist- iilnulc decision to send a representative. Previously the state Department hnd planned lo send undersecretary of State Diian Acheson, but his appearance- was cancelled of the "pica. 1 ) of business." Russia was not reprcscnled al the dinner. The Russian embassy failed lo scud a reprcsentallve, apparently because of lhe anti-Russian flavor or Churchill's address at Pulton, Mo., last. week. As the crowd gathered for the dinner, an estimated 2,400 CTIO pickets paraded In front of the hotel, protesting C'huri'idll'.s "uwr- mongcrltig." Mounted police ant patrolmen kepi order among Hit demonstrators. The rally Inslrt about an hour when the pickets ilspcr.sed nnd went home. Cheers al Times Square In contrast, crowds In Times Square cheered as Ihc highlight.'; f Ihe speech were flashed on_ lhe lew York Time's clcclric bulletin loiiiHTiiicnt of his new cabinet, ex ii'ctcd today, The cabinet will ad ulnlster lhe ne\v five-year plar vhich Includes the objectives oi 't)iil|»iUj[ the armed forces with .h(! most mtidt'ni weapons and ex- landlng studies In atomic energy. SUillns now council of ministers will replace lhe council of peoples crjiiunl.ssurs, under a decision lak- i by lhe Supreme soviet ycsterdny. Stalin will head the new govern- nent, members of which will 1)0 culled ministers Instead of commis- LONDON, March .Iff," '(UP)— The cutiollcd Moscow press, and radio .iiluy accused Iran of violating. the Soviet-Iranian oil .agreement and lutrgeil lhat an anti-Soviet bloc i'B« being created In the Near East. While hurling nccusatlan.vat Iran. Turkey and Iraci. Moscow said that '.ussla Intends to make herself 10 lioim wllhln 15 yen rs that she will ;o secure any attack. A •;i(lli> Moscow commentator said the Soviet Union needed peace •' to achieve this goal. ""• Pravda Issued a new call for ao even stronger Red army "to sate-, ;iiurd our country from all even- : iiiillllcs and prevent attempts at rew aggressions." .; r- The government newspaper Izves- tla charged the Tehran government v.lth giving to Anglo-American oil Interests concessions which had been reserved for Russia under lhe piict ol 1021. For 20 years, Iv.vcslla said, the policy of Iranian ruling circles t6- Kiudlni; oil concessions was perrhei nted with hostility to the Soviet Union and directed toward promotion of clashes between Russia anil other great powers. "This is why Iranian reactionaries did not hesllalc to violate the Soviet-Iranian agreement, 11 Izvea- Ila said. "One must not forget that these fncts Imvc great Importance In development, .of relations between (he Soviet Union and Iran." ' ' An article In the Mostfow publication New Times turned Soviet "attention to Iraq, adjoining Iran , on the west. The New : Tim?s teld that "Iran Is becoming the center of tjew. mldeast political combinations parently emanating bais. An article' New Y.iYiijyli}-' T(ie putjHiatloh cl Mlkhiill Itublnsteln cited lhe trout- of Lhe foi American or Dip ilium bomb In l»arl of lite American press us "a .clorlstlc example of the ral- of atomic weapons." H'listeln sail! Hint some ncws- s were rnlslni! an Incredible racket over the tesl.s to inspire fear of the atom bomb, and want- to Invite foreign olwervers lo convince all immunity of the .necessity to keep pence. "Apparently far from nil Amor- joard. Churchill pointedly denied Rus- iciuin tiro convinced Unit, such nictluxis of conviction can aid the ponce emiHu," the New Times said. 'Tor Instance ScmUoi 1 IScotll Lucius (D. 111.) asked why IL wns nt'ccsKiiry lo drmonxtriUc atomic y If It Is contemplated to forbid ll-s for war imi-pos was told that teiTurlzntlon lhe new weapons wns the best nietin.s lo avert tiic clanger of \\i\v, He wllll slim newspaper charges that was a war-monger. "I <Io not believe Ihut was Is Inevitable or imminent." Churchill' Icclared. "I do not believe that Ji G rulers of Ru.ssla with for war al this time." Churchill said he was glad to 'read in the newspapers" Hint the Iranian question would be brought up al lhe meeting or the Security Council which opens in New York March 25. "By ' all means Ift the matlcr 28.43 26.46 26.37 26.41 partly cloudy. for construction nf a new bridge to beein. not in 1!)47 but in 1946, >"<w and at nnf. We are not a no- litiral organization nnd we do not want to piny politics but we do want a safe way nf travel from nnd t,o Ihe west end of Mississippi County and we are entitled to it." Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy, showers In extreme north today, cooler in east portion tonight, Sunday N. Y. Cotton panion. Brlstow hospital aides FaH the t.nln engineer. L. E. Wham of Oklahoma City, was in a grave condition, and the fireman, Guy Dennis, also of Oklahoma City, hnd suffered serious burns. The truck had Just bcc-n loaded al the Wilcox Oil Co. Uofmcry at the outskirts of Brlstow and Coulter was starling to return to Oklahoma. City. An employe of tlic oil company told highway patrolmen that lhe train had begun slowing for its stop at the Bristow station a mile . The truck became one Wg l>»" of fire that covered the train engine End splashed back over tlic baggage cars," the eyewltno.w told Wallace Kldd, editor ot the Brlstow Record. away. open . 2G.41 26.04 26.07 26.48 20.42 high 20.41 26.64 26.08 20.40 2G.44 low 2632 26.55 2650 26.40 26.35 close 26.39! 26.67 26.40 20.44 March May .. July .. Oct. .. Dec. .. Spots closed nominal at 21.22 up 3. N. YTStockT A T & T 191 1-2 Amer Tobacco 861-2 Anaconda Copper 45 3-4 Beth Steel 102 Chrysler 124 General Eicclrlc 46 1-2 Gen Motors 721-4 Montgomery Ward 80 5-8 N Y Central 27 rnt Harvester 871-4 North Am Aviation 14 1-2 Republic Slcel 321-2 Socony Vacuum 157-8 Studcbaker 29 1-4 Texas Corp 55 3-4 Packard 10 7-8 U S Steel 82 1-8 h c thrashed out there and lei respect l>o shown, even by lhe great- lesl and most dreply-lntcrest powers. to lhe conclusions or the Security Council," he said. "In this way the .reign of world law Jnd the international foundations o[ enduring peace would be cmmeas- urnbly 'consolidated." There Is a "deep and widespread swmyntliy" for Russia throughout lhe English speaking world, Church- Ill continued. "If lhe soviet government docs not take advantage o( this sentiment. If one the contrary they discourage it. or kill it. the responsibility Is riiliiely theirs." He admitted thai Russia had sustained "frightful" losses In lli*^ war. but added "her gains have been magnificlcnt." He pointed out that Russia had "recovered almost without striking a blow all that she lost to Japan 40 years ago," in addition to the territorial gains she had made in the west. Both America and Britain offered Russia at the Potsdam conference " a joint gumantcc of the complete freedom of the Dardanelles in peace and war," hc said. Turkey would have subscrlbde to such an agreement, he added. "But we were told that was not enough. Russia must have a fortress Inside the straits, from which she could dominate Constantinople.', Tills, he explained, uould give Russia the power lo close the straits, which was out of harmony with the principle of freedom of world waterways. "If Soviet Russia sllll persists In putting the pressure on Turkey, the matter must in the first instance be pronounced upon by the United Nations Security Council." Civil Division Of Court Will Open At Osceola The civil division of circuit court l)L't;lns In Oscoola Monday with Juill'.c Walter Ktllough presiding. Lloyd Oodlcy, A. C. Spellings and IJ. D. Springfield, jury commissioners, have selected the following ju- rot'K to serve al this lerm: R. A. Cailwristiit, W. 11. Colbert, L«llls George, W. E. Hunt, S. Ci. iMCklmrl, J. A. I'lgg, Melvln Wag- gfincr, M. E. Pope, Jasper Tliom- nson, Ilraxlon IJragg, James Woocl- ard, Doli Crews, Jr., H. L. Veas- nian, George Florida, all of Osceola; E. li. Chiles, of I'ccan Point; Oliver Clark, of Frenchman's Bayou; J. W. Miller, of Joiner; Alex Goblc of Carson Lake; J. U. Gath- Ings. R. C. Iiiingston, of Luxora: I.croy Wlldy, of lOlowah; (J. II. Whistle, of Whistlevillc; Eric Wad- rieil, or Glider, and J. n. Kankln of Driver. Alternate petit jurors will be: Richard Cromer, W. K. Wallace, Cecil Kiirls, liryan Iloycrs. Ed Simmons and Tal Tongate, of Osceola; J. A. McClcndon and L. P. Nich- j olson, of Tyron/o, Route 1; I. E . Ashley ami Colcman Crews, of Os- 1 celoa, lloulc 3; S. A. Rcgcnokl, ol Wilson, and Mclvin Speck ol Frenchman's Bayou. Soviet bloc In the nest available InformatioA In London was thai the Red army has re- i.inlncd inside its occupation zone in northern Iran, but Tehran newspaper dispatches continued to report arrival of Soviet reinforcements moving through torrential iv. I ns. Tlie I/.vestia article, second In a •itrles on Iran, appeared to be a further step in preparing the Soviet ublic for news of future Soviet pol- cy In Iran. lavcsttn said that in 1921 Iran reserved lo Russia ore, oil and rail- load concessions in northern Iran. Russia agreed to withhold these rights on condition that Iran would not. give Ihem to a tliird power. Tlie ink was not dry on the agree-' nicnl, Izveslia said, before Iran handed the concessions Involved to the Standard Oil Co. It said this Provoked "a clash of interests be.7 tween lhe Soviet Union' nnd the United States." Ixvestlu said the Standard Oil agreement was cancelled In 1922 after energetic Soviet protests. It added that further violations occurred n 1923, 1037 and 1039. Iran told Russia that she lacked financial and technical means to der vclop her oil resources herself without foreign aid. Izveslia said. The article called this only a maneuver which was unmasked In 1944 when Russia offered lo take over the concessions. "Tliis offer met with furious opposition by the Iranian ruling cIEmic," Izvcstla said. for Stee/e's Red Cross Drive Opens Monday Tlie 1046 Red Cross drive funds In Steele. Mo., will olficially open Monday with Frank Huffman Quoin assigned Slcele Is $2150, it lias been announced following a meeting of local chairmen In Pemlscot County Friday night al Canithcrsville. Trash Catches Fre Burning (rash caused a fire run yesterday afternoon, 5:30 o'clock, lo 1024 West Sycamore but there was no damage. Th c Homes spread to the grass and to fuel oil tanks erected on wooden stands, which became ignited. The fire quickly was extinguished. 2 Die, 40 Hurt In Berlin Blast Ammunition Explodes At Police Station In Russian Sector BERLIN, March 16. (UP)—Police Chief Paul Markgraf announced officially that two persons were killed and 40 injured today in an ammunition explosion at the Berlin Central Police Station in the Russian- occupied zone. , '.. Markgraf said the wreckage was being searched for "a few" persons believed burled there. Two of the injured were in critical condition, he said. Loose rumors, never supported In any authoritative quarter, had circulated that 300 persons were killed or Injured. The exploded ammunition was galhered from Berllners in a recent campaign during which they were permitted to turn it in wilhoul penalty, and from salvage about tie city. It was being stored temporarily at the police station before beln^ taken to suburban dumps. Markgraf said the cause ol the explosion was unknown. Russian guards cordoned off th» explosion area and refused to allow newspaper correspondents ne»r the scene. Russian authorities would say nothing beyond the (Act, tbtt the explosion occurred.

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