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PAOB TWV BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 28 I99t Colons Uncover New Evidence of Federal Buying Irregularities WASHINGTON (flv-Congrcssion- ly study the *l<?nalUy" of trade »\ Investigators said have uncovered new today they evidence of "improper relationships between high-ranking government officials" ind companies selling spare automotive parti to the government. A House Expenditures subcommittee report did not mention details Involving high-ranking officials. But it cited increased government business acquired by one practices In the tmtomnbUo industry atifi take action if they are considered in restraint of trade. Hcpurl Is Specific The report specifically criticized the lack of cumpetliion in bidding for government contracts, and the custom of buying parts through companies assembling vehicles Instead of those originally manufacturing the parts. Some parts mak- Commodity And Stock Markets— New York Cotton Open Highly'* 1:16 May 4030 4036 4022 4032 July 3(169 3972 3061 3912 3702 3712 MDfl 3711 Get Bee 3(560 3662 3652 3602 New Orleans Cotton fitter employing n former [ers bid hijjh to avoid Betting con tracts, it said. "Repetitive costs nnil pyramided profits." Ihe report srtld, co.st the government "untold millions of dollars" extra buying spare parts totaling around otic billion, dollars n year. It cited one case In which the SUidebaker Company made cylin- company . _ ordnance inspector and another which hired a retired Army captain. I was learned that the Rroup. headed by Rep. Hardy (D-Va.). is considering further action on a number of other cases. / Arsenal Was Rcmovr-i! Subcommittee disclosures some May July oct !3ec Open High Low l',15 4028 4033 4022 4033 3363 3913 3957 3908 3703 3703 3591 J 3613 3675 3062 3615 Soybeans Hlgh Low Close 287 284'i 280 2S4^1 282 284 'i 278 274 276 271% 269", 21 HI time ago resulted in the removal of j eli-r heads for SI 01 nplet:o but the Bri*. Gen. David J. Crawford as j government paid $18.35 for ihern commander of the tank-automotive ] after the parts had passed IhronRh center in Detroit, and Col. Shirley W. Mcllwain as commander ot the Ros-sford Arsenal. Crawford was sent to Turkey as a colonel after being accused of accepting favors from firms doing business tcr. with the ordnance con- Today's report recommended the federal trade commission thorough- thicc midcllftiien. In another. It saiil the Chrysler Corpora tion IXHiKhl auto healers from Tropic-Aire, for $33.71 apiece and sotrl them to the government for S5I.95 after adding "nothing to the heater but government packaging." Chrysler spokesmen testified the profit was only $1.45 apiece. Truman Now Soys Note to Russia Wasn't 'Exactly an Ultimatum' By ERNEST B. VACCARO WASHINGTON W» — President Truman's off-the-cuff assertion that he forced the Russians out of Iran by a personal ultimatum to Premier Stalin led to some unhappy; tongue-clucking In high quarters today. A press offflce "clarification" of Truman's extemporaneous statement at a news conference yester- da pointed up the embarrassment occasioned by this and other offhand remarks that have raised eyebrows around the world. In diplomatic language an "ultimatum" Is regarded as n step Just short of war. Roger Tubby, assistant presidential press secretary who formerly worked at the Stale Department, told reporters afterward that Truman had used the word In a "non-technical, layman but not the speech as n sltitnrien of policv. Six days later the Prcsi dent fired Wallace. Last October there was a "clnrl- Icatlon" of Truman's news con- "crencc remarks about his order llrectint^ civilian ns well as ml 11- ,ary agencies to withhold informa- :ion from the public which they thought might endanger the nation's security. I-itcr Truman denied he was try- Ing to suppress news and snld editors should even withhold information in some cases when it was made public by the Defense and other departments, „Shortly afterward, Press Secretary Joseph Short sought lo "clar! May July Sop Nov Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, Til /T'j —tUSDA)— Hogs 11.500; ncllv 180 Ibs up steady to 10 higher than Thursday's average; 170 Ib-s down strong to 25 higher; sows sleady; hulk choice 180-230 Ibs full width of grade IT.10-35; several hundred head mostly choice No.s, I and- 2 under 220 Ibs lo shippers and Imt- chrrs 17.40; top to packers 17.10; choice Nos. 1, 2 and 3 240-270 Ibs IB 10-17.00; 280-325 Ibs 1550-16.00; 150-170 Ibs I6.SO-11.00; 120-140 Ibs 13,25-15.25; sows 400 Ib.s down 14.7515.25; heavier sows 13,50-14.50; stags 11.50-13.50; obnrs 10,00-12,50. Cattle 400, calve.s 500; generally steady and moderately active on all grades; small lots good and choice heifers and mixed butcher yearlings 21.00-24,25; utility nnd commercial cows 22.00-24.50; can- ncrs and cutters 15.50-21.00. "DEATH SLIDE" — Uncle Sam's Rangers get really rugged training at the Ft. Benning, Ga,, Infanlry School. Here, as a ranger student speeds down the "Death Slide," a 500-foot rope suspended 110 feel above a mountain stream, an underwater explosion sends n geyser of foam far above him. STEEL STATE GOP (Continued from Page 1) hrro yesterday afternoon a.s committee meetings preliminary to Ihe state convention were under way here. Harry Craig, Caraway planter, was named Fir.sb District delegate with Li. V. Rhine, Pnrngould attorney, a.s alternate. Craig wiw? reported to favor Tad. but later he said he had not expressed any preference. fy" the situation by .saying H wns The First District convention also Th« note In question, he said, was not one from the President to Stalin, but A note from this government to the Russian government on March 6, 1946, published the next day, -stating this country's position against Russia's continued occupation of Iran. "As you probably recall," Tubby said, "the Russians withdrew their troop* from Iran in May, 194G." Truman cited the Iran matter in outlining some of the actions he and other Presidents, have taken to meet national emergencies. He w".s talking- about his seizure of the steel industry to prevent a strike. The important thing the President wanted to emphasize," he said, nearly three hours later, \vtio that Russia listened to n strong Amer\cn, and that he had to seize the steel Industry to keep up the production necessary to building up this country's strength. The President, he said, was referring to United States leadership in the United Nations particularly in the Security Council and through diplomatic channels. It wasn't the first time the While House press office had been moved to clarify presidential remarks. Newsmen recalled Truman's statement at n news conference on Nov. 30, 1950, about the possibility of using the atomic bomb in Korea —later "clarified 1 ' as implying no change in policy. In the firing of Henry Wallace, Truman told reporters he had approved Wallace's spcerh. Two tlny5 later, he issued a statement saying he meant that he hart approved Wallace's right to make the speech safe to publish information put out for publication by "responsible officials" qualified to Judge its relationship lo security. Just yesterday. Sen. Moody CD- Mich), n Washington newspaperman until he was appointed senator last yenr, introduced n re solution proposing an Inquiry into Truman's security order on public iutorma- ;!on. Harry Gross Will Talk Now NEW YORK f/P}—Ex-bonkle Harry Gross, who.s slletu:e wrecked ihe conspirncy trial of 18 policemen Inst year, has agreed to tnlk nt n police department hcnrln^. Police Commissioner George P. Mcnnghnn ammunccri yesterday thnt the plump bookie hart decided lincl prison bnrs to testify against 18 ofticcrs nccirscd In the protection of Gross' 2Q-million-<lollur a year gambling ring. They hnvc been tried nt one tlo- pnrtmental henrin^ nntl acquitted of disciplinary charges. MonnRhan said they would be re-trietl on the basis of what Gross hns told of- nomlnnled a candidate for U,S Representative—Norman E, Failej of Cnraivny, University of Arkansas student. Democrat E. C. (Took) Gainings of West Memphis. Is the incumbent and -so tar the only can dlclntc for the Democratic nomlna tion. Charles R. Hlack of Corning am Fred Taylor of Osceola were nntne district representatives on the slate Executive Committee. Black WH re-named: Taylor succeeds Ed Wnl ter of West Memphis (Continued from Page 1) Tone, Payton Neal Resume Old Battle LOS ANGKLES «*—The Tone- ria .^, ll J 1 ^_ I*ayton-Nfial triangle, most durable in Hollywood, is having another sensational episode. Franchot, Tone has asked the court lor permission to amend his divorce complaint against his vacillating bride, Barbara Pay ton nnd accuse hor of adultery with nctor Tom Ncnl. Neal is the mus cular fellow who broke Tone's nose last year in a battle over her changing affections. At the time she called Neal ''beast." She visited Tone frequent ly at a hospital, later married him Yesterday Tone presented affidav Us from Ihree private investigators ayitiR they had observed the ac rcss and Neal spend the night to ether at her home several time, n the last month. '' Fa be, b a.selcs.s and moti v a ter urely by revenge," comment GI Miss Payton's lawyer, Milton Colt' en. "We have tried to keep this | case on a high level bui now ap-' >arcnlly no holds are barred." Golden was to appear today to iress the actress' demands for 11,000 monthly alimony against the wealthy Tone, whose fortune wns massed in the manufacture of abrasives. Golden said Miss Payton now intends to file counter charges ain.sl Tone. He declined to discuss them other than to say they concerned Tone's behavior while in New York. Kansas City Area 'Over Hump' But Workers Maintain Virgil By LARRY HALL KANSAS CITY W— The Kansas City area \va.s over the hump to- against the Missouri River but flood workers still nnintained n vigil along the net- 1 work of dikes for possible weak ot-s, The flood-choked river continued to fall ftfler reaching its peak here yesterday afternoon just a fraction mdcr 30.1 feet. That was a little I) plow the predicted crest of 31 and more than 10 feet under the top of the levees. It was a record upstream flood until the muddy surge hit Kansas City. But from here on down- siren in the river -stages were lower than the terrible flood of July, 1051, when the Kaw (Kansas) River, which joins the Missouri here, laid waste to the rich indus- On the Mississippi River, the record Hood there inundated a Clinton, la., residential area ctfjht blocks from the waterfront, It was the second flood blow in a year for Clinton. The long, flat crest was expected to reach Clinton today, although a rise of a few more Inches was till predicted upstream at I5u- buque. At the little "island town" of Sabula, work crews and three Iowa National Guard companies of the two Kansas trial areas Citys. Nothing like that happened this time. The record 1951 stage here was 36.2. the crest passed Kansas City, Preside::'- Truman signed a 25-mil- llon dollar flood relief bill in Wash kept fighting to periodic leaks in the dikes. Part of the town iies below the river level. At St. Louis, Army engineers started mobilizing men and equip ment lo meet the flood threat along the Missouri-Illinois holder. F. E, Ressegieu, district engineer, predicted the crest would pass with "a. minimum ol difficulties" there is no more heavy vain. On ihe Missouri, some criticism of the engineers' policies boiled u] in ihe wake of the flood. In a protest meeting at St Jo scph. Mo., about 75 North wester t ngton, A little later he allotted i Missouri farmers and businessmen $250.000 of emergency funds to his home state of Missouri and 5100,000 to Kansas, where were affected. four counties demanded protection against- fu BHS Key Club Delegates Attend District Meeting Blylheville High School's Key Club this morning sent two dele- Bates to the Missouri-Arkansas Dis- rict Key Club convention which ipened today in Springfield, Mo. Representing the Dlythevllle club it the district convention arc Max iiill. club president, and Fred Abbott. The convention will clos« tomorrow. At the weekly meeting of the club n the high school library last night, :he club voted to conduct another ;crap metal drive tomorrow. The club has sponsored similar drives the past several week ends to raise funds for its treasury. Style Show Planned A style show will be heeld at the Morning Star MB Church Sunday with George Gillison a.s chairman. Rev. S. A. Pastor is the sponsor. Mnyor C. E. Hilts of Fortescue, Mo., charged. "Because of levees, 40 per cent more farmland has been lost in Ih last 10 years than !n the previous 10 years." lure floods. The farmers protested the engl- ."Levees have interfered with the E neers wore trying 1 lo keep the chan- naturnt drainage of the land,"' nt-1 too narrow to handle Hoods. \g the case "requires almost tm icdinte notion. . . . The partle re entitled to very prompt ac on." Along with their request for emporary hi junction, nil but. on f the six companies making th Id have asked Pine lo go anoihe ep and rule the seizure Illegal. Pine finul he would work "night ml day" 'on the case, discarding II other business to bring out the as test possible decision. There vas no advance indication whether e would rctich that decision today. HOSPITAL (Continued from Page 1) White said. "This is a prrject of the people of Mississippi County and all actions arc a matter of public record." he said. Using an "expandable type" plan, the hospital eventually will be a 70-bed unit here and a 40-bed unit in O?ccola. Federal funds are to . pay for about two-thirds of the Technically, a temporary tnjimc- approximately $1,500,000 final cost. ion would forbid Secretary of Commerce Sawyer from taking ny steps under the sei/.ure order. Tie government already Is work- Old Violin Still Used In Pasadena, Calif, PASADENA-Calif 07't — Slnnlc Phi miner. .cQnccrt.nin.st.rr with tl' Pasadena Civic Orchestra. Is nshi ti rare 207-year-old Gimdagnli violin. Plumtner. aLso a music student, at Pn.sartima City College, was loane I the violin by his private tcnclic Vera Bnrstmv, former concert vlo 11 ntst. The Instrument was made, Phm nier says, in I'lncontia. Italy, by K Gtiartagiui. a genius-crMtsma of the 18th Cenlury. on a wage boost for Philip Murray's G50.000 si eel workers, but f Pine granted the injunction this vould be forbidden. Industry attorneys completed their opening argument yes- nent's answer, the industry RCLS a chance for rebuttal testimony. On Capitol Hill, the Senate Committee con tinned Its investigation into legal aspects of the seizure; the House Labor Commit tee marie plans to start a full investigation of Die Wage Stabilization Board, which Chairman Nathan P. Feinsinger snlrl he would "welcome"; the Senate Banking CommiUee .scheduled another closed floor session in its steel inquiry; and the Senate Labor Committee took a recess from still a fourth congressional hearing into the momentous dispute. The Blylheville unit is to be in the Country Club Heights addition: nnd the O.sccola unit near the High School. ! Mississippi County's part of the financing taken care of by a three-mill construction tax and a erne-mill manilenjincc tax levied by the Quorum Court. Restaurants Ordered To Post Prices Today By WILLIAM O. YARN WASHINGTON MY—Restaurants, boarding houses, taverns, hotels nnd hot clog stands must post publicly today their ceiling prices for food nnd drinks. The Office of Price Stabilization (OPS> said the price posting order nffects more thnn a half million establishments serving TO million meals a day and doing more than 12 billion dollars o£ business a Dream Becomes Fact OKLAHOMA UITY, Okld. OFl— Mrs. Johnnie Carter awakened her NPA Approves Ark-Mo Power Line at Potosi The National Production Author- j ity in Washington Announced yes-• trr<1ay approval of a certificate of j necessity for construction of 12 husband before dnwn and sent him j miles of power lines by Arksmsas- to check their cafe after dreaming "' ' " — "" it was burglarised, police reported. ~ Carter found thieves had (nken 575 and 200 packages of cigarettes. Read fourlcr News ciasslllerl Ads. Missouri Power Co. The 33.000-voU line will be constructed near Potod, Mo., and will 1 serve the new mining operations of the St. Joseph Lead Co. Construc- I tion costs were set at $138,855. Extended Arkansas Weather Forecast Extended Arkansas forecast for April 25-29: Temperatures ivill avctaue near normal Northwest half. Normal minimum 51 to 54 north. Normal maximum 14 lo 77 north. No important chances until cooler alx>ut Tuesday. Precipitation moderate to heavy. Showers late Monday or Tucsdny, HOMEMAK1NG Can Be Made EASIER... There's no need for you to spend bciiuliCiil Summer days imloors, scrubbing and ironing heaps of soiled laundry. Lei us lake over your laundry chores al a surprisingly low cosl. We lake meticulous care. BLYIHEVILLE STEAM LAUNDRY & CLEANERS PHONE 4418 A NEAT TRICK... ... to buy al a tmrunin. (n sell for quick cash, to i;el a home, job, or work done through (he result-gelling Classified Ads. It's a trick worth trying soon. Ads placed before 9 a.m. will appear same day. , All classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER See Our May Speed Queen Special Priced at only $10 DOWN DELIVERS! PAY ONLY $1.75 A In 5,10,15 years you'll say, "I'm glad I bought a It is wise, when buying a washer, to remember the old saying, "It isn't the original cost, it's the upkeep." Because — the cost of a. lot of hot water and soap and frequent repair bills can take away much of the joy and convenience of owning a washer. LOOK AHEAD AND BUY A SPEED QUEEN We know of no other wisher in America which has as fine a service record as the Spe«d Queen. And that record, .-ipecially during these days, should h* an impottant consideration in selecting your new washer. HUBBARD&SON Phone 4409 FURNITURE Blytheville

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