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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTKEA ST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 178 Blyth*»Ul« Dally Newt BljtU«vill» Courier Blyth«vill» Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BIA'THEVlLIiB, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 19, 1949 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Air Force Chief Defends B-36s And Raps Critics General Vandenberg Says Present Policy Keeping Soviets Busy lP, Bv Douglas B. Cornell WASHINGTON, Oct. 19. (AP) — Gen. Koyt S. Vandenberg assured congress today that B38 bomber and atom bomb "can do the Job." He said the fact the United States has them Is forcing Russia to concentrate on defense instead of offense. If this country should follow the Navy's advice and cut down on strategic bombing strength, he argued the Russians would be free to concentrate their productive, resources and technical skills on developing offensive power. Vaudenberg, the Air Force chic of staff, was before the House armed services committee, firing back fiercely against what he called the "glib" Navy attacks against the Air Force and Its strategic bombing. But he ran Into some heav: weather. Rep. Short (R-Mo) bold him once that what he was saying was "bosh." And Chairman Vinson <D-Ga> said that what is shaking the armed services Is that the Navy Isn't accepted into "full partnership." "Mr. Chairman," Vendenberg said cooly, "The statenieijt( he emphasized the word statement) that the Navy has not been taken Into full partnership has shaken confidence In the military establishment." As Air Force chief of slafl. Vandenberg is a member of the policymaking Joint chiefs of staff for the ^"entire defense set-up. Jfi He challenged Congress to takeover the nation's strategy and defense planning themselves if they don't like the way the Joint chiefs are doing it. The committee is digging Into Navy charges that present defense policies are gambling with national security by cutting back the navy and its air arm In order to put too much emphasis, oh the air force and its intercontinental B36 bomber. On deck behind Vandenberg were Gen. Omar N. Bradley, -.chairman; end Gen. J. Lawton Collins, tne Army's representative oh', the'- Joinl chiefs of staff. (tftHntated'to j ?omm(jit/ty Chest Driv* ivports en Genera/ Soliciting Due Tomorrow Tli« first reports from the general solicitation phase ot the Community Chest Campaign are due tomorrow, Dr. J. c. Guard, director, announced. The solicitation started yesterday, with more than 200 volunteer workers scheduled to contact ttve contributors, tor donations to the 13 Red Feather Services, combined in the unified drive. The general solicitation was preceded by an advance gifts drive which accounted for half of the city's quota. The advance gifts group headed by R. A. Porter collected $14,769 toward the overall quota ot fear, ^aiideriberg said th'e* 'public should,''"take the glib' and positive assertions'that have been y madt before this committee and put those statements beside'toe known-facts.' Hi measured tones, the genera •aid "I have considered the question as to the capabilities of our strategic bombers and I have arrived at the-clear conclusion that they can do their Job. As - the professional military head of the United States Air Force I so assure the country and so declare to the world, especially to our frien.fs." ^, The only balancing factor agains lW.e masses of ground troops of "thi potential enemy," Vandenberg said are strategic bombing, including the A-bomb. And he said he didn't wane (hat statement ' "tortured" Into any declaration til at strategic bombardment can win a war alone Vinsan picked up that point am asked about charges of Admira Louis E. Denfeld, chief of Nava operations and Naval member the joint chiefs of staff, that Navy has been denied a full part ncrship in defense councils. "The only thing I can read int See MILITARY on Page U Council Creates Sewer District Action Will Permit Commissioners to Proceed With Plans The City Council-last night passed an ordinance establishing an Ji Improvement district for the oiistructlon of a sanitary sewer ystem in Pride and Gateway Subdivisions in Southwest Blytheville. Approval of a property owners' etitlon by the council culminated move that began early this year. o obtain sewer facilities to end sanitation problem termed "serous" by residents of the subdlv- siong- C. S. Baggett, O. W. Coppedge nd U- W. Moore were named com- lissioners on the Board ol Iiri- movement for the district. Mr. laggett was named chairman and Ir. Coppedge secretary. Oscar Fendler Is attorney for the district. .Mr. Baggett said today that an ngineer will be employed to make survey of the district. Specilica- ions will then be drawn up and Ids invited. The commissioners hope to have a ohtract let and work under way in 0 to 40 days, Mr- Biggett said. "We hope to get the sewer in before the winter season," he said. The sewer situation : here -is serous and we can't wait;" Gate* it Acting Mayor Mr. Baggett^ 'said :• the'; commissioners -^ hoped' the* se^'er • system cost _cari,.be 'Held. «t about £20,000- Senate and House / Action Due Today On Price Supports AP & L Sued for $89,000 In Etowah Man's Death An Etowah woman is suing th ^kansas Power and Light Co. fo ^),OOD as the result of her hus land's death Aug. 6, 1948. She is Mrs. Ruby Phlpps, whose husband, Eugene Phipps, 30, electrocuted when the'hay elevator vhtch he was moving came in con tact with a 7,620-volt AP & L Hn at Etowah. In her suit, Mrs. Phlpps charges that the high voltage line was be low the allowable height minimum The suit was filed in Missls'sipp County Circuit Court at Osceol Mrs. Pliipps Is represented by Bl Penlx, Jonesboro attorney.' Trial or the suit has been set fo the January term of civil court a Osceol a before Circuit Judge Zal B Harrison of Blytheville. Ralph Caudill Resigns Police Department Post Chief of Police John Poster to day announced the resfgnatlon o Balph Caudill as desk sergeant o Jpe Blytheville Police Departmen and the appointment of Tom Hard !n as his replacement. Officer Caudtll resigned Mond« afier two months service with th Police Department to-accept a po sition with the Blytheville offlci ol Montgomery-Ward Co., • Chie Foster said. Prior to' his appointment to th Police' Force, Officer Hardln WM employed as an Insurance sties man. He assumed his new <hitfes Monday. Soybeans , s ppen High Low 1:3» Nov 22*4 233?i'««!l 230 Deo 228*4 232 2»il ISO Mch ...... 227i! 231 22714 230 Methodists Get Sanctuary Bids Committee Studies Figures Before Awarding of Contract' Bids ranging from 5305.247 to $324,990 for building a sanctuary for the First Methodist' -Church were received yesterday.by members of the church's construction committee and were under study today, It was announced by the pastor, the Rev. Roy I. Bagley. . ' The sanctuary was designed to seat about 475 persons with space for an additional 125 to be provided in the balcony. . . . . Only two contractors submitted bids and the low figure was offered by Ben H. White and Sons. Blythe- vlile.' The other bidder was the Gerhardt Construction Company of Cape Girardeau, Mo. Each of the contractors submitted an alternate bid for a partially completed 'sanctuary which would permit the congregation to begin using the new structure with the work to be completed at a later date. The Blytheville firm's bid tor the partially completed sanctuary Was $239,251. The' Missouri contractor's bid was $259.570. Neither bid provides for trimming in the inferior of the sanctuary, and the tower would:be capped at the'roofline. -.Committee ta;Meel Again -~ The bids also cafPfor some ex Parisian of the Church School quarters at the rear of the' proposec sanctuary, where the structure would tie In with the present Church School building, it was explained. Trm roir.ir.ittce will meet again tomorrow night to make further study of the bids before taking action to award a contract. •Attending the meeting yesterday when the bids were opened were J: W. Adams, chairman; E. A Lynch, J. L. Guard, J. L. Qunn, B = _, „, j i A - Nelson, the pastor, U. S. Bran Second Ward Alderman. son , architect, Jesse Taylor, attor ews Photo FIFTH GRADK PUPILS PICK COTTON—It, was cotton picking time yesterday for 44 fifth grade pupils who left their classroom nl Cen- Iral School to go into the field to gain experience to be put to practical use in their study ol a book by the author, Lois Lenski, "Cotton In My Sack." Miss Lenski will visit the pupils next week. The healthy cotton stalks .at the* : : Jharlie Brogdoh farm on South' iigliway 61, were taller in sjwts tian the young pickers, but their eal and enthusiasm won, and the otton wagon was nearly full after 0 minutes of frenzied picking. Proceeds from the cotton picking •xpedition will be used by Hie pupils lo improve their class library. and tour, laterals' and will?" serve some ; 200; families.. The disposal plant will be'located oil the drainage ditch that passes this area',; one-half mile • south ol West Hi«iiway'18.~ The ordinance designated the district- as .Sewer Iniprovement District No. 4. Bonds Issued by it will be retired by a - tax on the real estate In the subdivisions. Passage of this ordinance was he only action taken by the Council at last night's session. W C- ~!ates, served as acting jnayor in the absence of Mayor. Boyle Ilendeison, who was out of town. Bandits Take $76,000 from Circus Owner BERRYVILLE, Ark , Oct. 19—(/r, —Three armed gunmen staged a daring raid oh the Al G. Kelley- Miller Circus here early today and escaped with between |16,000 and $17,000 In cash. Chief Deputy Sheriff Van Goie of Carroll County said the men described as "middle aged and well dressed" intercepted Kelley Miller, one of the circus owners and his wife as they left the Carroll County Pair grounds at approximately T.30 ajn. - this 'morning with, the show payroll. Qore said Miller told him the n.en tied up both Mr. and Mrs. Miller, hit Miller "on the head" with the butt of a gun, and fled in a 1949 black Pontlac sedan with ths payroll. Gore said the fair grounds were deserted .with the exception of a grounds keeper who was 'at the far end." Miller said he yelled untii the giounds keeper heard him and rar. over to cut him loose. State police In Harrison said they have set up roadblocks on all highways leading out of Carroll County. : . . ney. for the committee, and th Rev. E. B. Williams, supcrintcnikn of the Methodist Church's Jones boro District. The Rev. Mr. Bagley this mornlni said that work Is under way on tin parsonage and that red face bricJ hnd been selected for the exterior Tile contract Is held by the Holly Development Corporation and the site for the parsonage Is at Ninth and Walnut streets. The old parsonage, adjacent to the church, Is being moved to make room (or the new sanctuary. chool Board Will Add Two Vew Directors Miss Lenski Ls scheduled to be tn Jlylheville and at Yarbro, where she stayed for a month in 1947, to visit ler "cotton children" again next veek. In Miss Leiukj's book she commented that she could pick about laif as much cotton as .a ten-year old, so to be specific :this group of ;en-ycKr olds gave it a-try, Two Pick 25 Pounds Each Two students. Shirley Russell and Eddie Elan Perry, with sacks about as t big as they are, acted like old liahds at the picking game, and after 30 minutes of picking had 25 pounds of fluffy white colon bolls to the credtt of-each. When Miss Lenski arrives here next week she'll find".that school students are re-living the experiences in the book in .thclr classrooms. Miss Surishirie Swift, who accompanied the pickers,' yesterday has used cotton bolls on the bulletin board as part of a P.T.A membership drive: Central's .fojurtl grade .students have cotton : ; dolls modeled after ."Jo and a", the" leading character in the book; sixth grade students at Central ;ire constructing the house, and at Yarbro th students are dramatizing "Coton In My Sack" with musical accompani ment from tonnettcs. The music tc the-, song was written by Rober Bulla and Miss Lenski provided th words and it apoars on th fronticepiece of her book. A full progTam of events is beln planned by the students and teach ers for Miss-Leii-skl's return. While here in 1D47 she parllcipat ed in a cotton picking contest "a Yarbro, similar to the one conducted yes lerd ay by t he Ce ntral s tu dents, and she attended the 194 National Cotton Picking Contest. Weather Arkansas forecast: Considerable cloudiness with scattered thundershowers Thursday and in north and west portions tonight. Colder extreme- northwest portion Thursday. Missonri forecast: Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms tonight and Thursday, occasionally moderate; little change In temperatures. Minimum this morning—53. .Maximum yesterday—83. Surwet today—S:21 Sunrise tomorrow—6:10. frtcipttation 24 hours to 7 ajn. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—47.81. Mean temperature (midway between hlfh and low)—73. Normal mean for Oct.—*5. Thta Date La*t Year Minimum Ihis morning—30. Maximum yesterday—58. PrecipJUtion Jan. l to this date— tt.2*. A petition for increasing the 'lythevllle School Board from six o eight members was granted yes- erday at a called session of the ILsslssippI County Board of Eriu- atloti. The increase was asked by peti- on to the county board after mein- ers of the present school board ad- anced the Idea that rural schools rought Into the Blytheville system hrough the Reorganization hould be represented. Act, Max D. Reid, president of the chool board, was out,of town lo- ay, and it Is not known when the lew members will be added. Howver it was indicated several week.' go Ihnt. the new members would be appointed by .the present hoard as ioon ns permission-for the expan- ilon was received. The two new members will be ippointed by the board to serve mtil the next school election, whci hey will be selected, as other school }oard members,- by the electors in the district. \- • During the last. IB months, six imits have- been added : ,to- the Blytheville system -—^Promised •" .Land, Clear Lake^; ReeVe'i -Flat'Lake; Lone Oak ami Number Nine — nnd the board Indicated that some representation should come from these areas^ ' ' The County Board of Education was in session yesterday lor the first'time since the general school election, and It was' decided that re-organization of the board would be postponed until the December meeting. 1 The board also approved several transfers at the meeting yesterday, conducted in the office of John Mayes, county supervisor. Senate Maneuver Delays Arms Bill Members of House Walk Out Because Of Payroll Provision WASHINGTON. Oct. ID. (/1'j— At "gry row over extra money voted by senafors to rnise their office liayrolls held up financing of the $l,314,01u,000 foreign arms program today. ^ . House members vralkcd out of a Senate-House conference called to settle differences over an omnibus appropriation bill which Includes the fu;ids to help arm friendly nations. . , Without consulting the House, the Senate had put Into the measure a five per cent pay raise for employes of the legislative establishment, and $3,000 a year for each senator to boost the pay of his staff. There was no special provision for House members' ' office help. Senate conlcrccs said this is what provoked the split. No time was set for. another meeting but senators expected the conferees to get together again during the afternoon and reach R settlement. The stalemate ciunc ns congress pressed tbwnrd adjournment expected Inte today. .- : The arms aid bill had reached the point of completion after Ipii£- delnycC approval of the $15,850,-. 863,498 appropriation tor the Army^ Navy and Air Force.. • The'"Senate, passed the foreign arms appropriation yesterday, but with some changes In parts of the affecting other items. By Edwin B. Haaklnson and Ovid A. Martin WASHINGTON, Oct. 19. (AP)—Congressional leader* called for swift action today on a newly put together farm bill giving the government brotid power to support crop prices near present high levels indefinitely. With the House due to vote first, passage of the bitterly-won compromise measure seemed certain hefore the windup of this session of Congress, expected tonight. The bill would permit reductions In price supports for all but a few major commodities next- year. However, It gives the Agriculture De- pnrtment a choice between such action and maintenance of present support standards. In some cases, the actual supnorU would be higher than they arc now. The new program, ft compromise actween widely-differing House and Senate bills, WAS produced by a conference committee yesterday after many hours ol haggling. The measure apparently spells defeat—or at least a lon^ delay— Wage Bill Sent To the President Congress Concludes Action on Measure To Lift Minimum* Union Offers Plan For Settlement- of MoPqc Rail Strike ST. LOUIS, Oct. 19. (AP)—Union officers submitted a proposal today for ending the Missouri Pacific strike, now ill Its sixth week. In it, they suggested a way to dispose of 10 or 12 major issues on which no agreement hns been reached. About 30 to 40 specific cases hinge on settlement of these issues. Originally there were 282 union claims. These grew out of differences in Interpretation of operating rules and led to the strike by 5,000 operating employes Sept, 9. The number of claims was reduced through direct negotiations which began Oct. 10. Under a settlement formula accepted by both sides ,the strike will end when an agreement Is reached on some way of disposing of the remaining cases. Earlier in the week, union officers were hopeful the strike could be settled by today. But they were more cautious today in their forecasts. Some of the union officers expected a counter-proposal by the railroad. Eight union officers inet until last midnight drafting the proposal, which one of them described as an "over-all strike-settlement proposition." They met with company officials for two and one-h.ilf hours yesterday but no progress was made toward settling the final claims through negotiation. College VV/M Offer Two Credit Courses Here Primarily tor Teachers Plans for offering two courses fo extension credit through the Ark ansas State College at Jonesbor were made last night at a meeting al the Blytheville High School, at- ended by about 35 potential registrants for the courses. Dean Moore from ASC represented the college and It was decided that classes in Adolescent Psychology and Curriculum Construction would begin next NSonday. Classes will be conducted each Monday and Thursday night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. until completed. John Mayes, county school supervisor, who met with the group, said ;hat there was some discussion that might result in the offering of courses in speech and English. Most of those to register for the extension courses will be teachers, wording to complete degrees. N. O. Cotton Dec Mar. May July Oct Open Higli Irtw 2970 2974 2960 1:30 297! 2962 2965 2960 2963 2657 2920 2C61 2S23 29>7 2960 29"l6 i920 2781 27(* 2776 Former Matron at Girls' Training School Goes on Trial in Circuit Court BENTON, Ark., Oct. 19—Wj—Mrs. Carrie Toland, 52, former matron at the Arkansas Girls Training School, went on trial In Circuit Court here today for alleged mistreatment of -an inmate at the school. Mrs. Roland was indicted Jointly with Mrs. Fanny Goodman, former .school superintendent on 17 counts of alleged mistreatment of Inmates. When court convened today the cases were serered by consent of attorneys. Mrs. Goodman will be tried later. The indictment on which Prosecutor W. H. McClellan elected to try Mrs. Toland alleges that she beat Rita Plckens, 16, of Port Smith, with a leather strap last April. A thick leather strap with a wooden handle lay on the attorney's table In the court room. The formal charge is assault and battery which carries a minimum fine on conviction of S200. Mrs, Toland sat beside her at- I torney. Jack Holt, of Little Rock Former President Herbert Hoover Searches for Topic to Make Page One NEW YORK, Oct. 19. (/Pj—Herbert Hoover kept an audience laugn- Ing for seven minutes last night by telling them why he couldn't get In the headlines. In a short and witty talk the former President called a roll ol current events. *— -_ He and Gen. George C. Marshall were at a New York Board of, Trade dinner lo receive gold plaques for "distinguished contributions to the American way." Mr. Hoover started off by saying he had searched for a topic that would make Page One—The "real test" of whether he had Justified the award. Mr. Hoover—who has been on Page one quite a lot recently as head of the commission UP reorganize the executive branch of the government—then said it ought to shock the world If he said something about balancing the budget. "But this hasn't clicked in the headlines for the last 18 years," said the ex-President, long known for his serious manner. Then he salii he could give a financial lecture on why foreign loans never would be repaid. "But that hasn't been news since the first world war," he said- The audience of 1,200, somewhat surprised by Mr. Hoover's approach, first trailed and then bun,t Into laughter as he made his points. "I might define the welfare state," he went on, "but I (eel It would be respectful to concede the President has, a monopoly of shocks from that quarter." He also -'said that federal reorganization—his latest public study —is as popular among political parties as mustard plasters had been among "our grandmothers." "But it, has the same sort o! exception—the fellow to be reorganized," he added. "The walls and miseries of Its application today take all the headlines, not the reason for reorganization." Mr. Hoover said It was no use talking about world unity because "It Is vitriolic International conversation lha\ gets Page One, Column One." After saying that President Truman's "Point Four plan to old backward nations would mean quadruple, not Just double taxation, Mr. Hoover said none of the topics would do. •, U.S. Mediators Gloomy Over Strike Outlook Tly (he Assoclalcd Tress Government' mediators kept try- Ing today to pave the way for peace In 'the coal nnd steel strikes but they did not appear very hopeful. The mediator. 1 ; have been balked In every attempt to settle the slrike.s, the country's major labor disputes, which have made idle some 1,000,000 workers. Continuation of the strikes threaten to seriously curtail Industrial production anil make Idle several hundred thousand other workers. There were lndicaflon.5 that if no headway is made soon the mediators will turn the disputes over to President Truman. However, there was no-word that Mr. Truman would step in although lie could use a Tafl-HartUiy court injunction or Industry seizure to get the strikers back to work. Oiling Goes to New York Cyrus H. Ching, chief government mediator, went to New York today to talk with officials of the US. Steel Corporation. Yesterday Chlng ami his chief assistants met with Arthur J. Goldberg, general counsel for the CIO and the striking United Steehvorkers Union. But no progress was reported in the attempts '•o get the strikers back to work. Some 500,000 stcclworkers struck Oct. 1 for free pensions and.Insur- nce. The negotiations between sott coal ojierators nnd officials of the United ^Mine Workers remained deadlocked. There was no progreM at yesterday's talks at White Sulphur Springs and Blueflcld, W.Va., or any indication of an early settlement of the month-old strike of some 400,000 miners. Chlng said in Washington be is going to recnter the coal negotiations this week unless there'ls some sign of early settlement. By Jack Bell WASHINGTON, Oct. 10—(/!>)— More than nine months alter lie asked for It, a bill boosting the minimum wage level from 40 to 15 cents an hour went lo President Truman's desk today. The Senate stamped final con- eresslonnl approval yesterday on the measure, rcpresenllne one of the main achievement of the President's domestic program, The bill could mean an increase in pay' for about 1,500,000 lower paid workers. However, because a change In language, an indefinite number ol those now under the law may be removed from Us coverage. With congress set for adjournment tonight, the President's friends and foes were busy adding up the accomplishments—or lack of Ihcm—«r one of- the longest peacetime sessions. Besides the 'minimum wage measure, administration . Democrats counted us major results bills extending rent control, providing for low-rent housing, authorizing rural telephone loans, boosting military, civil service and officials' pay, giving the President reorganl/ition powers and Increasing Commodity Credit Corp. storage facilities In foreign trntton v^Ai a| Atlantic'pact, ropean recovery . __. tion of the reciprocal tr'adV'agree- I ^ent^ ac'c'orde'd""dairy ments and authority and funds ' -- 'to arm European nations opposing communism.* On the domestic front, there wurj only one-chamber approval for aid .to education, social security ex- pension, oleomargarine tax repeal and displaced persons bills Action for Secretary of Agriculture Hrannan's plan to (jive consumers (h« benefit of unsupported farm prices, witli the government pay- lug subsidies to farmers lo assure (hem a pre-determined "fair" price for their products. The administration Is not expected to give up Its fight for the Brannnn plan, however. The issue may prove to be an Important one In the 1950 congressional campaigns which Involve the entire House and one-third of the seats In the Senate. , . L These are the major provisions of the compromise; , 1. It directs the secretary of agriculture to support the six basla crops—cotton, wheat, corn, tobacco, rice and peanuts—at 90 per cent of parity next year If restrictions are placed on planting , or marketing. For 1351 the minimum supports would range from 80 to 90 per cent. After that they could vary from 75 to 90. 2. It allows two differing parity formulas to operate on these basis crops, with tha higher of the, two to be' used untlh-il954.' The newer formula then would go Into effect • '-T gosd Parity U a,price computed give a farm .product on these he sought in next year's session. On the ilchit side, Mr. Truman's friends had to chalk »!> their failure to repeal the TaH- Hnrtlcy aci, Die action of both houses In Ignoring the President's call for universal military tr-iin- inp, inaction on civil right!) and rejection of Hie proposal to crratr. a single welfare department. The president's proposal for compulsory health Insurance wert untouched. His proposal for indintrtul aid to underdeveloped countries never got to n vote in either house. Before winding up tonight, congress was expected to enact a farm price support bill along the linos that Mr. Truman Is reported u> favor. However, the president has shown signs that he Isn't going to IK willing to drop the plan of Secretary of Agriculture Brannan for subsidy payments to farmer/;. In return for lower food ' prices for consumers. The Urannan plan, which got nowhere In either house, may be pushed forward as a congressional campaign Issue by the Democrats. treat-; product/i.'' These must be supported at : lrbm 15 to 80 per ce'nt. Supports at from ' 00 to.00 per cent apply to Irish potatoes; wool, including, mohair; honey; and tungnuts. Other, farm products could be supported from / zero to 90 per cent, with the.'deci-'' slon left up to the : secretary, of agriculture. If the administration chooMfi (o continue present nuppnrt " levels ' under the new program—as It Is expected In—no substantial reduction In food costs can be expected, with the possible e\ccp- tlon of beef, lamb, and eggn, Most of. the lawmakers who helped write the legislation talked enthusiastically atiout it. Chairman Cooley (D-NC) of the House Agriculture Committee said he was "delighted." Senator Elmer Thomas (D-Okla) chairman of the Senate fcirm group, declared: Truman Keeping WASHINGTON, Oct. ID. MV Ciyil Service Pay Bills Sent to President Truman WASHINGTON, Oct. 19. (/P) — Legislating pay boosts to 1,385,000 government workers awaited President Truman's signature today. The Senate put the matter tip to Mr. Tnimnn yesterday by approving two measures calling for an outlay of $239,000.000 a year to raise the salaries ,of 885,000 civil service workers and 500,000 postofflce em- ployes. Both bills were compromises between Senate and House bills passed earlier. The civil service raises average $140 a year; the postal Increases for regular employes, $120. Part- time postofflce workers would get raises on a percentage basis. The White House said today that President Truman Is being kept "thoroughly informed" of all labor developments. Presidential Press Secretary Charles O. Ross told newsmen, however, that the chief executive has no present, plans for Intervening In the coal or steel strikes, New York Cotton Open High Low 1:30 Dec. . ...... 2971 2976 2711 2974 Mar. .....I. 2065 2970 2963 2967 Kay . 2655 2C67 2901 2967 July ., 2930 2933 2923 2028 Oct S784. 2790 217* 27M New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: AT & T ....: ........... 144 3-8 Amor Tobacco .... Anaconda Copper Beth Steel ........ Chrysler .......... Gen Electric ...... Gen :.:otors ...... Montgomery Ward N Y Central ...... Int Harvester ____ National Distillers ...... .. 21 3-8 Republic Steel ............ 21 1-8 Radio . ............ . ....... 13 1-8 72 3-4 28 1-4 28 7-8 52 7-8 37 5-8 65 Mayor's Brother Dies Suddenly in Bells, Tennessee George Henderson, a clerk at the cptton classing office at the air base and brother of Mayor Doyle Henderson, died yesterday of a heart attack at his mother's home In Bells, Tenn. Services for Mr. Henderson wcro :onducted at 2:30 p.m. today by the Rev. E. B. Motley, pastor of the First Christian Church at Bells In the Goosman Funeral Home there. Burial was In Bellvlew Cemetery al Bells. Mr. Henderson was 11. Mayor and Mrs. Henderson wcro in Bells today for the services. Attendants at the funeral home said Mr. Henticrson was found dead ryy his mother, Mrs. Pearl Henderson, about 11 a.m. yesterday. Mr. Henderson had resided most of his life In Bells, where he was born. He came to Blytheville late in August shortly after the opening of the Production and Marketing Administration's cotton classing of- Ilce at the air base. He had returned to Bells Sunday to visit his mother. Formerly an attorney. Mr. Henderson had practiced law In Jackson, Tenn.. where he had attended high school. He was a graduate of Union University at Jackson and received his law degree from Cumberland University at Lebanon. Tenn. In addition to his mother and trother, he is survived by his divorced wife and three children, Ray, Bill and Jerry Jean. . Socony vacuum Studcbaker 171-8 24 Standard of N J .......... 716-8 Texas Corp .............. '631-8 'J O Penney ...... '...*.... 53 U S Steel ................ 24 1-4 Sears Roebuck .......... .. 42 5-8 Southern Pacific « 1-t'oK Highway 15. Four Blytheville Men Interested in Oil Well Near Lewisburg, Ky, Four Blytheville men were In Lcwisburg, Ky., today in connection with a transaction involving an oil well reported to be producing an estimated 300 barrels per day. The men are H. W. Mahan, B. C. Parr, Dr. James L. Guard and W. J. Pollard. The well Is Iocs ted on the Diamond Springs property t north of Lew:sbui-g in Logaa County, Ky,

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