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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLII—NO. 305 Bljthevllle Dally New* Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader 131ATHKVILUO, ARKANSAS, TUKSDAY, MARCH 19, i9<lti Iran Places Russian Dispute Before UNO In Formal Complaint By HARRISON SALISBURY United Press Foreign News Editor Iran announced today that she has filed ;i formal com- P ami with the UNO, charging Russia has violated her 1942 )>le<lge to remove Soviet troops from Iranian territory The complaint was filed with Secretary General Trvgve Lie of the UNO immediately after his arrival in Washington yesterday. The action insures Security Council hearing l , n e Iranian case when it assembles in New York Cilv next Monday. Iran's move coincided with reiwrls thai President Truman is considering a direct appeal to Generalissimo Stalin in an effort to break the Iran stalemate in the six days remaining before the council meets. There was no indication of Mos-» cow's reaction to the Iran action. The Moscow press and radio continued their campaign ot denunciation against allegedly hostile moves In the Middle East. It centered its attention on alleged efforts to set up an eastern bloc of Turkey. Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan directed against the Soviet Union. Tribesmen Arming; Reports from Baghdad said that Iraq is watching closely activities in the wild Kurdish tribes which inhabit, the isolated region in the area where Turkey. Iran and Iraq Join. Travellers reported that line supplies are much more plentiful among the tribesmen and linked this with rebel Kurd chieftains who have taken refuge in the Soviet zone of Iran. Washington suggestions of presidential intervention in the crisis came as the situation, on the sur- SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS'/ City Elections In This County Will Be Quiet Three Towns To Open Polls On April 2nd; Few Contests Listed face, at least, appeared to be quiet- Ing. There were no reports of any new move by the British from London nor was there word of any further significant Soviet troop movements in Iran. The Russians were believed stilL to be pressing Iran for oil concessions, presumably linking the demand with the continued presence of Red army troops in north Iran despite a treaty pledge to get them out March 2. The new Soviet ambassador to Tehran. B. V. Sadchikov, was dui to arrive today or tomorrow, and -f*filfwi»a<cX'p<*ted that he would make \ "j^p a last'rhinute erlort to obtain a set- W [u tlement with Iran before the security .council meeting. Appeal Report Unconfirmed There was no official confirmation of Mr. Truman's reported consideration of an appeal to Stalin. U. S. To Halt UNRRA Relief At End Of Year The 194li Municipal Elections in Mississippi County will be the quietest in years with some of Ihe smaller towns not having elections in the even years and very few contests reported. A check of Ihe various towns revealed that elections will be held only nt Blytheville. Osceola and Lcachvillo, so lar as could be learned, although at Leachvllle it was said no candidates entered uny races. There will be no elections at Manila, Luxora, Kciser, Joiner Dell. No contests developed in the Dlythcville election except for tht office of city Attorney with Percy A. Wright seeking re-election am Howard Moore opposing him. Hen P. Butler, who filed recently for re-election to the office mayor at Osceola. is unopposed. Wes Wilson paid his filing fee I Mission Leaves For New Delhi To Help Shape India's Future LONDON, Mar. 19 (U.P.)— A British Cabinet Mission )f threo ininistoi's took ofl tor Imlin today to hunt a solution for lhe political future of India's 400,000,000 rwUlr-s.s liouple. H was imdoi'stpod that the Itrilish Cabinet decided vcs- fei'day that Hie Mission should-remain in Imliu until a s'ohi- tioii is loiiiul, if one can be found. The Mission was due at NlHV I)plhl nil Smliliiv llitil liutia would oh-i't to remain within the British C'ommoiuvealth ol' Nations despite I'ninc .Minister Clement U. AI lice's offer of complete * independence. cabinet ministers will con- In conjunction with nuliiu Atom Scientist Held For Trial Charged With Giving Atomic Secrets To Unknown Persons LONDON. Mill'. 10. (U.P.)—. Aliin Nunn Mny pleaded innocent today lo charges of giving atomic energy secrets to unknown persons nnrt wns hold without bull for trim iu Old Bnllcy Criminal Court nl the session opening April 13. Mny.. youthful and balding Bril- Mamed Chairman' BY .RALPH HEINZKN United Press Staff Correspondent ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.. Mixr. in. (UP)—The United states If made, it probably would be prom- government warned the world today that it would have • to feed itself after Jan. 1 when it definitely will cease all participation in organi7«l relief. Assistant secretary of state William Clayton told the 47-nalion council of the United Nations Relief ami Rehabilitation that the U. s. will withdraw from UNRRA on that date. The council met today for Its sixth session with a resumption of the debate on retiring director general Herbert Lehman's report. Noel Baker, Minister of State for the British government, was scheduled to answer Russia's charges that the Anglo-American-Canadian combined food boards and the European Coal Commission had discriminated against certain states in the Russian orbit. Tlie U. s.. Clayton said, already lias paid or earmarked $2,100,000,000 for relief of invaded countries arid .will..not finance .further, rc- aiier-bun: •lf'\'his""government not support any extension of UNRRA beyond the dates already for its expiration, he added. Dates for UNRRA expiration are Dec. 31 in Europe and March 31 in the Far East. Three-fourths of all money con- ised on the vital necessity of maintaining Big Three unity. Suggestions were that Stalin might be asked to withdraw his troops as a gesture of confidence in the UNO and also, possibly, send one of his top foreign aides, either Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov or his chief assistant. Andrei Vishinsky, lo the UNO meeting. Soviet Ambassador Andrei Gromyko is the highest ranking Soviet official now scheduled to attend the New York session. One suggestion was that Mr. Truman would propose another Big Three meeting to thrash out the whole lot of disputes and controversies now vexing big power relations. A decision as to whether Iran itself will place the base against Russia before the security council may bc announced today. The Iranians thus far have been unable to make up their minds on this point apparently swayed between Soviel pressure not to bring the case and Anglo-American pressure in favor of such action. If Iran does not bring the matter up. the United States is expected to. Tension in Russia's diplomatic relations with the west was further heightened by the new revelations fefiturday to make a race for the |.,|, scientist who worked on atom office of city marshal with J. W. bomb development In Canada, was 11, „!„, ...n,^ ,t,u- "»<-»' 1)ml ig 11C( | I01 . uic sccon d time I,, Bow street Police Court. lie wns accused specifically of violating Britain's Official Secrets Act. Magistrate Harold McKcnna denied defense attorney Gerald, Giinlincr'.s plea for bail on grounds of public policy. Russia wns mentioned In court for [he first time in connection with the case, but vaguely and by indirection. The chief witness wns Sir Wallace Akers. director of Imperial chemical Industrie!! and wartime chief of '"mbe Alloy Research"—the code name for atomic energy—In the Department, of Scientific and Industrial Research. Gardiner, In cross-examining Akers, asked: "In February of last year Russia was a gallnnl ally, was it not?" Magistrate McKonna intervened wilh the statement: "It is largely n matter of opiniln on which n chemist Is not necessarily nn expert. I don't think it is a matter on which sir Wallace can bo asked." Treasury Counsel Anthony Hawko iiiteriwscd-. ' -' •, ,• "I do not understand why Russia has been introduced at nil. I have not referred to Russia, America or any other country." tribiited or pledged to UNRRA has been paid by the United States, Clayton said. This has amounted to 52, 007,000,000, he added, compared to Ihe Soviet Union which has pledged only S1.750.0GG and has paid in only $1,000,000. The United Kingdom's share of money contributed to UNRRA has been $624.650.000 and France lias voted UNRRA new credits of 150.000.000 francs and has promised nn additiinnl 2.000.000 francs before the end of March. Although the U. S. will withdraw i from UNRR.A, Clayton indicated that it. was willing to contribute towards further relief through combined food boards and would allocate a fair share of grain, fats and other foodstuffs provided they were bought in an open market with funds each needy nation can borrow from the new international bank. Sucli a move, it was pointed out, might force Russia and her satellite states to join the. bank and subscribe to its common treasury. Russia lr>erto has neither refused lo join the bank nor indicated her intention to do so. jRussia's charges of discrimination were made by N. I. Peonov who demanded that nations which had destroyed their farms, mfncs Thraiklli also seeking this office he now liylds. In the Third Ward Aldermen race there, a contest developed with Braxton W. Bragg, Wade Qulnn ami Seurcy Mears seeking the two positions. Mr. Mears paid his filing fee Siturday for the final contestant, it was understood. Officers nt Osceoin seeking another term without opposition arc: C. II. Bryant, city Clerk; Miss Josephine Montnifuc. Clly Treasurer; James G. Coston. City Attor- | ney; C. D. Ay res. Aldcnnan in I Ward One with U. S. Laney seek- [ ing election to the second position in this ward without opposition; A. w. Young and W. W. Prc- tt'ltl seeking re-election as representatives of Ward Two. It was understood that no candidates filed in tlie Leachville election and that Mayor Joe Wheeler had announced he would not be a candidate this term. What action will be taken was. not known but the Mississippi County Election Committee plans a meeting early next week at which time it is expected this rustler .will be taken up. ' Mayor Joe Terror will continue to head the Municipal officials at Joiner until next year, when an election will be held. At Manila, Mayor W. R. Brown will continue to head the official "family" there. Mayor H. P. Dunavant is mayor at Reiser, where an election is held only .two years. K. C. Langslon is mayor of Luxora where the election Is held each odd-year. At Dell, M. R. Griffin is mayor and will hold office for another year. Hawke charged thai May sub- milted a written report on atomic energy development lo a person nol legally entitled lo know the The sid or. s. whether India should bc- .. a completely independent nn linn, a self-governing component ot the British Commonwealth of Nations or be divided Into separate Moslem and Hindu stales. Members uf (he British mission are Sir Stafford Crlpps, presldt-nl of the Hoard of Trade; A. V. Alexander. First Lord of tho Adtnlnillty. and Lord Pethick-Luwrcnce, secretary of state for India. Against n background of growing 'nnilnc mul rampiint nationalism, he political lenders are seeking i solution for n great sub-continent, orn by Internal dissension, religious strife between Hindus and Moslems and halved for the British. It Is not simply a question of n Dulled main trying to shnko off British control. Under growing >ressurc, and with one eye on |»s- slble Russian ambitions iii the middle East, the British government hns promised India total independence If desired. Inillnn political lenders are fighting aboiil wlml they want. The Moslem league, n belligerent minority led by Molminmcil All Jlmmh. demands that India should be divided Into two states, one for Hindus and tlie other, called Pakistan, for Moslems. Jiimah's avowed nHcrnnllvc for Pakistan and Moslem majority tights Is n "holy civil war" backed by ICO.GOO.OOO Moslems. He attacked prlmo Minister Clement it. Attlec's offer of independence last week, nnd has been assailing Mohandas K. Gandhi, spiritual leader of the Hindus In the all-India congress (Nationalist) party. Jinnah hns charged thai Gandhi is "bribing th e British labor government to come lo terms with the congress party by promising flourishing t,rnd e In' India." There appeared sonic grounds for believing that Jinnah might, be prepared to back down considerably. Two days ago he snid he had 'an honest desire for a peaceful settlement by negotiation." High Indian sources claimed that. Jinnuli feels Ills position weakening. Air. Smothtrmon • • • J.N.Smothermon To Head Contest Jayceos Make Plans For Holding Annual Cotton Picking Event by Prime Minister MacKcnzie King and factories in a scorched policy of Soviet espionage in Canada. King expressed hope that diplomatic relations with Russia might be maintained but there was an obvious possibility that Russia might be given a priority on coal and food supplies. Small nations within Russia's orbit had been victims of the discrimination, he said. Despite UN- RRA's inquiry suppporting Yugoslavia's demand for coal, it was dared the spies were seeking infor- irefused while 500.000 tons were withdraw her ambassador in protest against Canada's charges. King de- matton of "great and grave importance to the United States and Great Britain. allocated to an unspecified former enemy by the European Coal Commission, Peonov said. Flames Damage Service Station .Here Yesterday The Blan Heath Service Station was damaged by fire yesterday afternoon when flames from a hot patch machine Ignited the grease rack. Fire chief Roy Head said that damage to the grease rack and building would be several hundred dollars. Firemen controlled the Jflamcs before they spread but the smoke also caused some damage. Tlie fire broke out about 3 o'clock In the rack, located at the station on tlie corner of Main and Fitth streets. A short time before firemen had "Mil called to the garage of Miss Edith George's residence, 110 East Kentucky, where a piece of furniture became ignited. The fire was caused by Igniting of gasoline being used to refinish the furniture. The furniture burned but the building wns not seriously damaged, It was reported. Funeral Rites Held For Brother Of Sam Joseph Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon in Memphis for Maurice n. Joseph, well-known Memphis jeweler and brother of Sam Joseph, who died Sunday morning at Baptist Hospital. He was 70. The Biythcville brother and Mrs. Joseph have joined other relatives in Memphis. In tho Jewelry business 45 years. Mr. Joseph formerly traveled in Arkansas and Mississippi as a jewelry salesman and had sold jewelry lo a/number of Blytheville people many years ago. For 15 years he had operated a store in the Commerce Title Building in Memphis. He also was widely known for his work in Temple Israel Congregation of Memphis and in Memphis Boy Scouting. Weather ARKANSAS—Mostly cloudy and cool today and tonight. Wednesday fair, portions. warmer north and west Accused Slayer Declared Sane Byler To Face Trial In Death Of Sheriff; Four Others Charged LITTLE ROCK. March 19. (UP) — Psychiatrists at the State Hospital here have found Hubert Byler— charged with murder in the death of Izard County Sheriff J. Lawrence Harber last Dec. 4—"sane and responsible and without psychoses." The announcement was made today by Dr. N. T. Hollis, clinical director and acting superintendent of the hospital. Hollis revealed that Byler had been returned to a jail in the Melbourne area where he will face trial Monday on first degree murder charges—along with his 10- year-old wife, his sister and his parents—before Circuit Judge Johr L. Blcdsoe. Meanwhile, in Pocahonlas, Prosecuting Attorney Harrell Simpson ol the 16th Judicial District which includes Izard County, snid lie "would rather not reveal the exact location of Byler at the present time." It was understood earlier, however, lhat he had been separated from other members of his family, that his wife was held in the Pocahontas jail, while his parents and sister were held in Batesville. Byler was brought to Little Rock Feb. 21 following preliminary ing before Judge Bledsoc Feb. 18. During the special session. Bylcr's attorney. R. W. Tucker of Batcs- vlllc. entered a plea of not guilty, and did not propose a mental observation. The lesLs. however, were suggested by Prosecutor Simpson. Simnson today rciteralcci his ftnlouiriu oiat he will ask the death penalty for Byler when court opens. He said he did not know the order in which the five will face trial but presumed they would he tried separately and that Byler would be first to face a jury. Byler and his young wife, Esther, fled the scene of the shotgun slay- Ing of Harber and .eluded officers and posses for 60 days in the rugged caves of Izard County. They gave themselves up Feb. 3 to Independence County officers In Batcs- vll.e. Harber was killed when he attempted to serve a warrant charging nylcr with forgery. contents. He said May did so while he was in Canada as a senior member of the British Atomic. Mission 'and director of the Mission's nuclear physics department. At his first hearing May was represented as having given information to persons he refused to identify. Akers testified today that May, as senior member of the Mission, •had access to secret reports, saw nimites of Ihe Mission exchanged between Britain and Canada, and was well informed on at iensl one method of production and use of uranium." While May was in charge of Ihe nuclear physics department of th» Mission. Akers said, "lie was consulted on all other matters which J. N. Sniothorinon, local colton farmer, wns olecled chnlrmnn of tho National Cotton Picking Con- Icsl last night nl n meeting of the Junior Chr»mlx?r of Commerce, which sponsors tho agricultural event. Wllllnm Wyatt of Number community was elected vice chairman. Mr. Smothcnnon Is n cotton farmer near Armorel and has _for many years been connected with producing and hill-vesting Ihe crop. Hc wns chairman of the 1844 Cotton Picking Contest and a member of the committee In 1948. Keinpuv Hruton, representative ol the GM Workers Accept New Contract Today, Ending Long Strike My KOY J. FORREST United I'rcM staff CorrMpondent - DKTUpIT, Mar. 10. (U.P.)—The General Motors Corporation strike fame to an official end today after 119 days ol idleness lor 175,000 CIO United Auto Workers ^ Walter !>. Henthcr, UAW vice prp«idenl in' charge of the l.enoral Motors Division, announced Rial more than.90 per V^.r 0 ™, 10 unio "' B membership had ratified the national' UAW-GM contract. .. •• . However, the strike will continue in 24 of GM's 92 plants where the union and management have not reached agreements* on local issues. These disputes involved about 56 000 workers. . Heuthcr told Harry W. Anderson, GM vice president." hat local unions "which have satisfactorily settled theii- local demands now stand ready to return to work upon call * by their local managements." He said local union: represent-. Ing 184,000 workers have ratified the national agreement In" voting thus for. The UAW claim* a mem, bcrship of 200,000, employed In OM Plants befpre the sthke' began Nov. Tins refusal of many workers to so tack to their Job* while-plant grievances arc .oelng negotiated certain delay In the corpor- County Bureau Drive 1$ Off To Good Start Tho 1M6 membership drive ot Mississippi County Fnrm Bureau Is well underway with some kind O f record being made by various chairmen of the north district. | Blylhovllle, Dell and Half Moon Nine ' mvc reached their membership quotas with drives in these places continuing, it was announced today. Hoiwrts made at n. meeting of the 25 North County Community Chairmen Friday night disclosed that Blythovlllc, with a quota of 550 members, had 714 enroled; Dell, with ft quota of 125, had 113 cured the 50 members assigned. National Cotton Council, Insl ™,i _,, .u . " , "A. ------- . — r^"' year served an chairman. , This district of the county has The National Cotton Picking Con- 1 q "° , a °,£**> member.: .'• lest, advertised us "tho Nation's ' .. Tllt ' ^PPer meeting was held at greatest agricultural event." will be hold for the seventh consecutive. year. For the past two years, the annual event has been sjionsored by the private dining room ot Delta Club when special recognition was given the three community chairmen making the best records. 'Secret Weapon' Used By Slayer Dr. Perior Testifies Of Mass Murders By Band Of 'Patriots' HV JOSEPH W. GKIGG United Press Staff Correspondent PARIS, Mar. IB. (UP)—Baleful- eyed Dr. Mnrccl Pctiot screamed in- vectlvc at n lawyer, questioning him today fibout n "secret weapon" with , which ho said lie committed pome the Mission was concerned with."| of Uic mnss murders for which he Highlight ot tho contests was in 1945 when tho guest speaker iwu Secretary of Agriculture Clinton £. Anderson. Time and place ol the 1048 contest will bo announced noon. Last night's meeting wns held at the club roonti. Akers produced signed by May in left his Cambridge University leaching post to serve on the Cavendish Laboratory "Tube Alloy" team. It snicl he "fully understood that all the work and information was officially secret, and was not to be published or communicated by him except to certain authorized persons." When May went to Canada In January, 1!)43, Akers said. May again made formal recognition of the 1911 secrets Act In connection with his work. Gardiner made a vigorous plea for May's release on bail. He said May was a "man of exemplary character," and had affairs at King's College. Cambridge, requiring his attention. Tile prosecutor declined an opinion, hut called on Whitchcad. who objected, saying of May (hat "on own admission he has given other people arleady very p,rfint information." Thereupon the mag- istratcd concluded that "on the grounds or public policy I cannot take the risk of allowinn Ibis man his liberty while awaiting public trial." statement: is o n trial. 1042 when he | Dr. Peliot. accused of slaying 2G persons, seized his first chance nl the trial to swing into a story of how his "fly-tox" hand of patriots during the Nazi occupation anged Paris, tracking down nnd liquidating Gestapo agents and stool pigeons. Glacially cairn nt Hit- start of his recitation. Pcloil was goaded by contemptuous questions into a fren- Koehler, Hipp Win Places On School Boards M. J, Koohler was elected to the vucnnt position on the Dell School Uonrd and Walter Hipp re-elected to the Leachville board, it was revealed today after a complete tabulation of voted cast Saturday In tho annual election. Elections were held In 3!> school districts ot Mississippi County but the only contests were in these two communities. The other Lenchvllle candidate wns K. R. Shannon and Sam Simmons was defeated nt Dell. No names were written in nl the polls at nny election. N. Y. Stocks AT&T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Studebaker Standard of N J Texas Corp Packard . ., U S Steel '".'.'. 83 5-8 100 1-4 R!) 1-4 46 3-8 102 1125 1-4 •16 7-8 '12 3-8 84 7-8 27 1-8 87 1-2 14 3-4 32 7-8 15 3-4 IS 30 65 1-2 10 7-8 Chicago Rye 220H :. R. Clriffln <X Duncan of Half Dell and .Claud ntion's contemplated return to maw I output by April I. I International UAW headquarters indicate^ late yesterday that ap-1 proxlmately 100,000 members had! ratified th e national-agreement I but said the total as yet did not I constitute a majority. The union claims more than 200,000 OM members. However, a United Press survey! showed that approximately 143,1501 members or 49 locals have approv- f ed the national terms overwhelm- >"gly, paving the way lor an immediate return to work at all plant* where lo^ril differences bare bMn differences hare b*aal , • ',1 latest locals to'imij OM-UAW«ei-'] resolved. Amort); 't prove the : tlement *«» the hug* ?99 at Flint, representing employe* and some f 4,000 However, the union voted a' return to work before pules are ironed. out. Miley Appointed Sales Manager For Auto Agency The new sales manager nt Lnng- ston-Wroten Motor Company Is O. B. Mllcy. formerly with General Motors Company In Memphis before entering the Army from which he was discharged Jnn. 23. Mr. Miley, who came here from Memphis, served more than three i years in the Armed Forces, two years of which was In foreign service. He Is not a newcomer to the city, having been headquartered here in 1042 when connected with General Motors. Ills home al Greenville, Miss., ho Is the son of Mrs. Lllllc V. Miley of Bognlusn. La. Hc attended Louisiana state University, Baton Rouge. Lnngston-Wrolcn Company, located on Broadway between Walnut and Chlcknsawbn, owns the Bulck agency and also has a garage for sloragc, n repair department, sales department for tires nnd parts nnd a service station. Mny July 220 7 ^ 218 148'i 148' 218 zy of shouting as he gave his version of mass killings he said were carried out under the banners of patriotism. Petlot told the court In Ihe musty chamber of tlie Palace of Justice thai one o( Ihe murder victims wns shot by resistance move- mcnl members for pulling n knife on them. The sliiin man was "Ad- ricn the Basque" Esterbcteguy. He said Esterbeteguy wns cut down by the guns of Petlot's pal- riols when they wer c taking him to the Charnel House on the Ru Le Sucur. Th c secret weapon was brought into the leslimony when Pierre Vcrnon. lawyer for Eslerbctcguy's estate, questioned Pctiot. Vcrnon asked Petlot To elaborate on his statement thnt he killed two Germans on motocyclcs wilh the "scr- rcl weapon." which he described yesterday as capable of felling a man at 30 reel. Glibly the defendant, began speaking of the weapon, which he snid he had offered to the United states embassy. .Vcrnon interrupted to accuse him of 'evasion, nnd charged him with being a "double agent- one who worked for the Germans and the French resislancc." "I will nol let you profane the memorv of n heroic resistance martyr with your ridiculous .slory," Ihe attorney shouted. Justice Marcel Lcser broke in in i~v to restore order PS Petiot and Vcrnon railed at each other. Thc secret weapon was forgotten in the turmoil, and Petiot returned to the story of his "fly-tox" men. He told In detail how his men would track and Identify an informer nnd then "bundle him into a truck nnd take him to a convenient quiet spot." Army Accepting Bids For Field Auxiliary Field Will Be Leased At Manila For Grazing Purposes The 640-acre tract of land near Manila, known as the Manila Auxiliary Field, Is lo be leased for "grazing purposes" only, it has been announced by the Southwestern Divi- mortgaged property owned by F. sion of the War Department, which Jolln , s , of Luxora. The defendant was Osceola Court Will Convene Monday Morning Recessing Monday afternoon, after ' a one-day session, the Criminal Division of Clrcuil Court will reconvene at Osceola next Monday when several murder cases are slaled to be tried. The only case tried during the one-day session was that of p. E. Grissoin. charged with disposing 0 ( is accepting bids. Pointing out that the lease will bc for a period beginning April 15 nnd ending Dec. 31. the sealed bids are to bc opened April 3. Thc tract Includes all of Section 20. Township IS North. Range 9 East of the 5th Principal Meridian, according to the dcscrlpt»in announced. Terms of the lease are that "this lease may be terminated by the lessee at any time by giving the Secretary of War at least 10 days notice In writing." This term would make it possible for Ihe federal government to regain use of the field if Blytheville Army Air Field, now on n "standby" status, should bc used again nnd the auxiliary field needed for n training program. Lynch Will Conduct Hearing On New Banks I). A. Lynch, chairman of the Ar kansas State Banking Commission, will preside at n hearing tomorrow In Little Rock nt which the Commission will pass upon two applications for establishment of new banks in Arkansas, Application for bank charters are sought for new banks nt Newport nnd Ashdown. acquitted. Jurlg c Walter Klllough of Wynne will preside over next week's session. If all of the murder cases are heard, it Is expected the heavy docket will consume the entire week. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, March 13. (UP)—(USDA> —Livestock: Hogs—6,200. salable 6.000; active market; fully steady. 15 per cent of run weights under 160 Ibs. Barrows and gills 14.80; sows and most slags 14.05; heavier stags 13.75. Cattle—3.500. salable 3,000; calves 1,500. all salable; market moderately active and steady on all kinds. Few loads good steers 15.50-16; medium to good 14-15; choice mixed yearlings 17.25; good 14.50-15.50; medium 12-14; common ami, medium beef cows 9.50-12; canners nnd cutters 7-9; beef bulls 14; sausage bulls 13 down; choice venlcrs 17.90; medium to good 13-16.50; slaughter steers 10-17.90; slaughter heifers 9.50-17.75; feeder steers 0.50-15,50. Chicago Whvat May . 18314 183>.i !83',5 18314 July . 18316 18314 1S3H 183>i Gl Complaints Doolittlc Will Head Group Investigating Conditions In Army WASHINGTON, Mar. 19. (UP)—I Secretary of War Robert p. Patter- f son has appointed a six-man board | to find out hnw many GI gripe 1 ; J ngnlnst the Army's so-called "caste I system" R re based pn fact. The board will b e headed by Lt. I Gen. James H. Doolittle and will! include three former officers who! rose from thn ranks and two de-1 mobilized enllsled veterans of the I European campaigns. It will look into relations between I officers and men both on and off! duty, investigate GI housing faci-| Htlcs, clothing and recreation facl-l lltles and check the Armv promo-l tion system, it then -will recom-1 mend changes. Patterson said ho appointed the I board . to find out whether any! changes should be made in army I plans for its peacetime army to I achieve "a citizen's army ojf the I best type possible." "In the last few years, millions I lmv e served In th e army who would I not have dona so had it not been! for th e war," he said. -Their pre-1 sence was a stimulant to widc-1 spread discussions of the status and| privileges of enlisted personnel. "Now, while the experience of I the war is still fresh in our minds I and we ar e planning for a future I army, the time la right to take I stock and to determine what chan-| ges. If any, 'should be made." The board will meet in Wash-1 imrton late this month. It will hear I testimony from officers and enlist-1 ed men both In and out of the! Armv as weU M non-military per-1 sonnel *nd various organizations. Doolittle, who is on terminal I leave. Immediately new to Wash-1 Ington fr/rt Florida, to discuss the! Investigation with Patterson^.. Other members of the board are: I Former Lt. Oen. Troy H. Middle-I ton. comptroller of ixHiioIsrm Statel University. H e enlisted .in the Army I in 1910 and commanded the 45th I Division in North Africa and Sicily. I Robert Melville of New York, for-1 mer editor of Stars arid Stripes inl Ilalv how on terminal leave asl a lieutenant colonel. He is an out-1 sooken critic of special privileges! for officers. I Adna K. Underbill, of neeyUleJ N. Y., who rose from platoon geant to » paratrooper captain.- He I now Is with the New York state | Game Conservation Department. Jake V£- Undsev, of Lucedafe.l Miss., the 100th Infantryman tol win the -ifednl of Honor. A for-1 mer technical sergeant, he works I for the Veterans Administration in | Lexington, Mass. Meryl! M. Frost, of Hanover, n.l H., former sergeant who .«•*> «er-l lously wounded in Italy but new-1 theless captained Dartmouth's 1* football s^ued. He was voted 1MC1| most courageous athlete by delphia tporti wrlUn.

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