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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 181 Blythevill* Dally Newi Blylhevllle Courier Blytheyille Herald Mississippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NQSTHEA ST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Talk of Military 'Purges' Brings Warning Words Two Congressmen Concerned over ^Unification Battle WASHINGTON, Oct. 22. Wj—Talk 'rat military purges ,nav be in the wind as a result of bitter armed forces disagreement over unification brought sharp words of caution to"ay from, two House members. Reps, short <R-Mo) and Sasscer 'O-Md) spoke up in the wake of Spreading reports that some heads may roll in the Pentagon as an aftermath of the Congressional hearings which wound up yesterday. ' Those reports received impetus from Secretary of Defense Johnson's statement to the House Armed Services Committee yesterday that it was failure to support unification which resulted in tlie resignation ut former Secretary of the Navy, .. _,, John L. Sullivan—a statement Sull- ] government contracts BLYTHSVILLE, ARKANSAS. SATURDAY,. OCTOBER 22, 1949 PMA Purchase Of Cottonseed Hits New Snag n Is apparent thai the governments cotton seed purchase program. which is to go into effect Monday In some neighboring conn- tics Monday, will not be in working crder in Mississippi County. Floyd C. Crouch, senior field assistant with the Production Market- Ing Administration, said that there was no indication that the program would be effective here. He pointed out that unless the PMA could ob- lain storage space for the seed, that Ms office could not purchase the .=eed, as provided by the program, lor $46.50 a ton. Mr. Crouch and County Agent Keith J. Bilbrcy expressed the opinion that the program was desirable lor the farmers, but that it drastically cut the glmiers' profit Since (he glnners in Mississippi County made no move to participate in the program after a series of discussion meetings with state officials and county farm leaders, those with storage space felt it was unwise to tie up Iheii space with when the n e space would not be used, Mr. Couch Couch said that efforts to said. Mr. ivan promptly denied. Short, expressing concern over the rumors, said he Intends to sec. — .. _____ to it (hat Johnson sticks lo per- j P"t the program in working order sonal assurances that there will be • would be continued but It did not no reprisals over airing of Navy seem that (here could be any im- the . The «*d handled through „,_ on by ruthlessly eliminating! .program may ue in two ways either iition, they've got another think Ihrough the ginner or direct from the farmer, if he were to deliver grievances. ''If they think thev can get unification ' '• - ' orpcsi coming." he told reporters. "Everything can be worked out all right if there's not too much vindictiveness." Warns Against Purges Sasscer, like Short, a Navy sympathizer, declared: "The important thing is to get the armed services working as a oarri. We have get to be careful to ' p away from any elimination purges." Johnson, in his friendly but un- compromisfiig appearance before the lornmittee, said the former civilian head 'of the Navy quit because— "Mr. Sullivan was not for unification and would not support unification. . ."He: submitted his letter of resignation, to the president—a day or two be/ore I.was sworn In—because I told- him .there was no room on my team on .the civiliaij_3irleof mediate plan worked out the defense .esta'—.. j:b"iton who was not for unification' That biought a denial fiom Sullivan who was In Boston attending a college reunion In the first place, he said no one ever asked him to resign ' "I worked haid for unification while I was secretary ol the Na\j ' lit declared in a: statement^ "From outward appearances,'it would seem tl:at unification made more progress while r was in the Navy Department that it has since I left." That was an obvious reference to testimony by top Navy admirals who contended that they are being denied "full partnership" in the joint chiefs of staff and are being "counted out" in defense councils to the detriment or national secur- , 1-is seed to a PMA warehouse. Czechs OusTu.5. Embassy Attache Diplomat and Family Leave for Germany; American Arrested a™* t h 37 ',, An ' cr 'can embassy at- tache expelled by the .Czechoslovak government on charges of leading an ant, state espionage ring left Pra?ue tortaj for Germanj •nie career diplonnt »ho w »J!«n>3« hours In ..i out of . Pilch characterised th. of the Cominunisl led as absolutth baseless S«miel Menn a clerk Amcilein charges [overnnierit was arrested order- EIGHT PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS —Courier News I'holo VAU.Kl' GAINS KOK TERKIKRS-cjiiai tcrbacfc Gene Valley of Ibe Catholic High Terriers slips .nsldc the Chicks left tackle for an elgni-yard gam in tile third quarter of last night's game at Haley Field. Valley was stopped by Chick fullback Robert Reid irignt foreground) after getting by halfback Roger mm (No 35) • • • ... ... C kicks Win. Rough Game From Memphians 20-14 Jiy George Clark Courier News Sports ICilitor ^ The Biytheville Chicks and Hit- Catholic High Terriers of Memphis squared off in ways than one in the mud at llalcy Field last niglil ami when the smoke of battle more h - ' "- -.' * ,~,M ...on ll*£UL (>IIVI V* null L act cleared the. Chicks had out-slugged the Terriers by a 20-14 score A small umbrella-decked crowd* of *( the same time Patch was ur «er- ed to leave. ;HC also was accused of bei, lg - olle of . (he ri »£««a of ..the.-purported spy rin* Reliable sources reporter?,' mean . ri ' ,"?''• lhc "Pi' 1 *™ ^d ar- iiinn, i Americans and the , „.. .„ announced arrest nf the Czech! but called Mexican Dies In Accident on US Highway 67 Francisco Garcia, 28. Mexican farm laborer, was killed instantly at 7 o'clock last, night when he was stnick by a ton and a half truck on u. S. Highway 61 three- fourths of a mile south of Gridcr. According lo investigating officers, Garcia and another Mexican. Clemente R. Mendoza, were, pushing their, car north on highway in an effort to start it after It had stalled. jglie truck, driven by Ben WUI- Whson, a Forrest city produce Italer. attempted to pass th up members of "internal reaction" and simultaneously striking a propaganda blow against the West The most important Czech-arrested m the alleged plot, according to the government, was Major Jaromir Nechansky, known to have been a leader of partisan groups which revolted against the German occupiers of Prague In 1945 The Foreign Ministry announced yesterday that all the arrested Czechs have made confessions implicating Patch and Meryn. The trial of the Czechs will probably be secret, in accordance with the past practice of the government m dealing with treason cases. UN Turns Aside Soviet Protests On Human Riahts YORK. Oct. 22—OPi—' Nations Assembly turned . . . - ,..-„., ...„ ....7,! asm j ; V iUer Soviet protests today and Williamson told officers lhat I , "* crfea "Phdd Western > ~,,n,,.i *„ *i.- ._ ri charges of violations of human behind the iron curtain in Bulgaria. Hungary and Romania. The assembly voted 47 to 5 (Slav bloc I to express its over the charges. It also asked the InUrnational grave concern ran ' advisory Court of Justice fo opinion whether the SovlcTsiftel- I'tfcs are obligated to carrv out treaty provisions for settling the long disputes. Finalry. the assembly decided to keep the issue alive until II mcct.s again nest year- The human rights Issue nas raised in the Assembly last spring after the trials and convictions of Josef Cardinal MfnrUzcnly ol Hungary and 14 Protestant clerey- Jnst as the truck pulled to the loft to go around the stalled automobile, Garcia stepped into the path of the truck. State Trooper Ben Kent who assisted Deputy Sheriff Hemion Odom of Joiner witli the lnvcsi°a- lion quoted .Mcndoza as saying that he and Garcia had been drinking before the accident. • A hearing was scheduled in Osceola this morning t o determine whether or not charges should be filer! against the driver of the truck. • Following Ihe accident Garcia's body was taken to the Swift Fim- cral Home in Osceota where it is bcinj held lo await burial Garci.i's death is the 12th traf- ... fie fatality on Mississippi County! " lc " in Bulgaria. Romantla was 1 - : "- ••• added to the list or countries allegedly violating human rights dur- ins the summer- Tlie final Soviet bloc olasl a- sainst the Western charges was , made by Dmitri Z. Manuilsky, Soviet Ukranian foreign minister. He ,.,.„' declared fundamental human 28 1-B 1 r 'B |lts arc being violated every day ,,, D; iii the unlled States. 52 1-a . ~ : i«2 1-2, Newspaper Reporters 65 ilai^ 0 " 6 ^ '" Crime Inquiry 52 1-4 HEMPSTEAD. N.Y.. Oct. 22. f/V,— 52 7-8! The publisher, managing editor and in 1-4: six reporters of Ncwsday have been 27 • •• si:bn^?naed In a probe of the news- 21 5-8 j paper's report lhat one ot its ncvs- 21 1-4 men was offered a bribe not to 13 " 17 24 1-2 an estimated 2,500 braved the drizzling rain which prevailed through most of the game to' witness tlie rough, contest that resembled a football game in .only one way, a football was used. Things started happening quick and fast with an injury on the very first play of the gime E B. Gee, the Chicks' starting Quarterback-suffered a broken nose on and was foiced to _fJE iremalnder of tlfa »f!»tf " ~». Affer that-the rock «n vj »r,c\ sock-em started Two Otholif High players were taken from tlie' field to a hospital to have injuries patched up but neither was sei iously hurt. One was treated for a -bruise on the back of his neck and the other had to have a cut lip treated. Battle in Hud Tlie two teams took time out from their first half fuedlng long enough to score five touchdowns a halt to the point mrtKing alter that and settled back to the mud battle in the third and fourth quarters. During tlie second half, however, they resorted more to football tactics after apparent "chewing out" by their respective coaches. On the first play of the game the Terriers whacked off a neat 55-yard gain on a play that is almost a s old as the game itself. a sleeper pass with halfback Bill Maley 'passing to fullback Charles Bd-.vards on the Biytheville 30 and Edwards racfd all the way to the Chicks six before beim* caught from behind. The Chicks dug in and held. Terrier ball carriers [or a couple of nice losses and took over on rtotvns on their own 26. Halfback 1 Charles Lutes and fullback Robert Reid, found big Holes m the line and hammered away for two successive first downs to the Biytheville 48 but there the Chicks' drive bogged down in the mud and Lutes punted to Edwards ] on the Catholic 26. Btj-llicvillc Srorr-s f-'irsl Edwards, in four cracks at the Hue, reeled off enough yardage for two fir.st downs, moving lo the Biytheville 37 but the drive was halted by a bad pass from center which cost the Terriers 21 yards. On fourth doa-n. Malcv punted to Lutes on the Biytheville 20. highways this year. ew .1 T & T ....... A tncr '. Tobacco Anaconda Copper neth steel "liiy^er Oca Cola (•en. Electric Gen. Motors Montgomery Ward vrtvyslcr ... ', "''' 143 3-4 12 1- -•:-.il r.:iti'Iers /x pi blic Steel ijladit, .......... . feocony Vacuum Sturlebakcr ______ , ^'prrt"rd of H J .. , . U S Steel ..• Sears , ..... ...... , expose gambling in Suffolk County. Lindsay R. Henry, Suffolk dis- trlct attorney, directed the eight to 71 3-4 ' appear before a grand fury at Hlv- >;•' 5.B ,-' »ad Ocl. 31 n2 1-2 The story ol i!>e mirporlcd bribe 24 1-4, was told in Ncwsday's Thursday 42 7.-S' issue., Lutes took the. ball on hop, picked' up his a key block at the thc first I distanced tlie Terrier blocking, got i the way lo score the ^ga 40 and outi See CHICKS on I'age S i-icr secondary all tlie N game's first Little Indication of Settlement Of Coal or Steel Strikes Soon; MoPac Negotiations Blocked Plan to Refer 93 Claims to Board Rejected ST,'LOUIS, Oct. 23. (ifi— Negotiations to end tlie prolonged Missoml Pacific strike came to a virtual standstill today. Company and union officials were unable to reach an agreement under a settlement formula proposed lit a governors' conference earlier this month and accepted by both fides. The stalemate developed after Oov. Forrest • Smltli of Missouri wired negotiators that such a silua- lion "must not happen." Roy E. D.ivison, !>pokcsman for Ihc four striking brotherhoods, sent this lelegrnm to Governor Smith last night: "The trustee ot the Missouri Pacific informed us today that nothing further could be gained by continuing conferences unless \ve could agree to accept his proposal for the disposition of the remaining cases. "This statement, of course, was responsible for the breakdown of inch conferences. We greatly appreciate Hie efforts previously made by your honorable committee of governors, and express our deep i-cgrct that wo were met with such unreasonableness." Would Refer Claims Guy A. Thompson, the railroad's t.-iistee, suggested late yesterday that &3 unsettled claims be referred to the National Mediation Board with a request that the board determine n method of settling them. • Earlier, he rejected a revised union Plan for deciding the Issues. Thlb proposal included a unfon sugges tion that It drop 11 claims and send 16 others lo the Railway Adjustment Board for decision. Union leaders said Thompson apparently expected a reply to his latest proposal. They said this would ,be forthcoming "In due lime," but GM Agrees to Launch Pension Studies with Auto, Electrical Unions DETEO1T, Oct. 22. M'j—C!6n- cral Motors Corp. agreed today i« open studies of pensions with l\vo big unions next month. The company granted requests of (he CIO's United Auto Workers and United Electrical Workers to discuss pension plans. Separate meetings with representative of the two unions will be held here starting Nov. 1. A GM spokesman, however, said the company agreed only lo studies of pension proposals at this time. The sessions, he said, will not be for purposes of bargaining on new contracts. The QM contract with the UAW covering 275,000 workers docs not expire until May 29, 1950. The UAW won a pension settlement for Ford's 115,000 production workers In September. Two of Five Escapees Killed During Jail break in Arizona rH 0 ™ 1 ^ '\riz.i • Oct. 1 22. M>,— Five^ Arl&mit dp? otXt*fe^^afiapn^^unW^^B*lol ,«^^«;U^I:'£'?.^.^iiYjL«raii2^«? that time that no one could be sure who hit him. Two of the jailbreakers were captured on a stairway between the second and third floors The fifth, 11 Convicted Reds Launch Appeal of Prison Sentences NEW YORK. Oct. 22. <VPj—For a trifling S5 apiece. America's II - convicted Communist leaders last night bought back a slim chance for freedom. They were sentenced to prison I'cslcrday by Federal Judge Harold R. Medina. Their terms range from five years for 10 of the fnen, to three years for the 11th. All were fined $10.000 each. They spent more than $500,000 fighting conviction during their nine m >nths trial for conspiracy to advocate overthrow of the U.S. government. They lost. Then they launched on appeal, asking from lhc same government they so loudly criticized all the •fgal rights of review that the U.S. offers any condemned man. Their formal motions for appeal appear headed for the U.S. 5,'prcme Court. But u may be months — conceivably years — before Ihe high court gets the case. Normally the US. Circuit Court of Appeals reviews the fasc first. As each motion for appeal was filed last night, a S5 fee was paid in accordance with the law. penitentiary. They were Edward' Corcoran, 33. and Edward McEwcn, 32. Both were awaiting trial. The search for Talum turned downtown Phoenix into a furor in the early morning hours. Sheriffs deputies roped off the couvthoi'se grounds to keep several hundred spectators out of the range of possible gunfire. Ftrc trucks splashed their searchlights over llic building and shadowy grounds. Road blocks were thrown up throughout the city. The prisoners staged their break about 1:15 a.m. (MSTi. SV. A. Mil- Ictt. jailer, said Tatum asked him for aspirin. When he opened their cell door, the prisoners jumped him. Leaving Millctt locked in the cell, the prisoners picked up an automatic pistol in the jail office and entered an elevator. "Hicy got out on the second floor and broke a glass door. Corcoran. McEwcn and Tatum started down the stairs-to the ground floor. Stowe. who had heard the breaking glass, came out of the record room to Investigate. "I started up the stairs and three of them jumped me." he said. "One had a sun and till me on the head. I shot one. Then T saw one of them on the steps, r shot him." Deputy Slierllf O. Z. Alford WHS shot in (he mouth as he pushed through tile door with broken glass. He returned the fire with a shotgun. Caught in a barrage of tear Ras. Dln/cl McDonald and John Bridges were captured. Cry of 'Gold!' Heard Again Along Yukon FAIRHANKS, Alaska, Ocl 22 (/!' —"Gold!" The magic word Ibat brought prospectors, dance Hall girls and confidence men to the Klondike In 1898 and sent them storming across Alaska to Nome at the turn of the century, was heard In Fairbanks again today. Nuggets "the size of peas" were reported found earlier this week along the Yukon River In the Fort Yukon-Circle area which hitherto has not been prospected.• Fort, Yukon Is just Circle. north of the Arctic $17,093 Raised In Chest Drive $10,567 Still Needed To Reach Goal for The 1949 Campaign Collections for the Biytheville Community Chest today lose to $17,093.25, after less than a week of general solicitation and the solicitation Is to continue until November 1, as funds amounting lo $28.650 to support 13 service organizations are sought. : ; , John Caucllli, general chairman; said today that the campaign Is moving along, and that tlio Employee Division leaders would begin work Tuesday. : . ,•-,..- '. • -.'I'. J. Bailey, head of t>,e- E/.riiloyce Division, said that ten cap'tains had been appointed, and that others to conduct that solicitation selected this week-end. would be 'Hie ten scheduled to work In Hie Employees Division are: Russell Daugh, Virgil Shaneyfcll, Joe Trleschmann, dint Caldwell, Herbert Childs. Leonard Campbell Frank Wagner, Marshall Blackard' Rulic Carson imd Jimmy Gill. 1 Several solicitations teams still have not reported. The discovery was said to have been made by Clifton Carrot, a fish- orman. The news was brought here by Gilbert Lord, roadhouse operator; Jim Magoifln. bush pilot, and the Rev. Edward Badtcn. a flying missionary for the Assemblies ol Ood Church. "Gold has been found for two mites on both sides of the original strike," the Rev. Badtcn said, "and from all strike.' Approximately with picks and appearances it's a big 50 prospectors shovels nov.- are panning along the stream, according to latest word from Fort Yukon Deficit Spending Becomes Familiar Phrase Americans Likely to Hear Much About Government Expenses and Need for Higher Taxes During 1950 By .James Marloiv WASHINGTON. Oct. 22. i-Ti-The phrase "deficit spending" is getting well-known again. Politicians and economists arc "rgutng about It. You'll be hearing it for months, maybe for years. The government has to pay Us exiivnies out of the revenue It collects: moslly taxes from Individuals and corporations. When the government spends more than it, collects, that's called deficit spending. That's what's happening now. There was an unbroken stretch of 10 years—IS31 Ihrough 1846. lhc depression and wartime years—when the government did nothing but deficit spending. , Then for t«-o years—ID47 and 1148—revenue was higher than expenses and the government was on solid ground. But ir. 1949—the 1949 fiscal year ending last June 30—the government went Into the red again, with expenses exceeding revenue. As for fiscal 1950-the year which ., ,„„...„„ 003,1 n last .lily 1 and ends rtexlie<it thf.t way: Innc 30—congressional experts predict: A deficit of pcrhaj? $5,000,000,OCKI, with expenses that may reach S«,000.000,00t) and revenue of no more than S40.000.000.000. To avoiii Ihc deficit. 1'rcsirlcnl Truman fast January asked Con- Sre.ss fo raise taxes. II didn't. Xow he says he'll ask Congress ncit year (o do U. Truman critics say: If his admin- lotration would cut spending, there would be m deficit and no need for a Uix increase. Truman!tes $ay: Help for Europe and rc-armansciit, due to (ear of war with Russia, have made huge spending necessary. But—when the government can't get enough money from revenue to nicet its expenses, it has to borrow. For ^example, by selling bonds. The government,not only has to pay ijiick the borrowed money but Interest on it. too. Thatadds to government expenses. That borrowed money is called the public debt. It's running around $256.000,000,000 now. This will give a brief look at how deficit spending and the public debt . Expenses, S3.440.000.000- revenue, 84.177,000.000. Instead of a deficit, the government had $737,. 000.000 left over. The public debt public debt had risen to S253.000.- ....... . '000.000. The score that yr-nr: expenses. $98.000.000,000: revenue. S44.QOO.OOO.OOO-. deficit 554.000.000,000. With the end of the war, government expenses, dropped sharply but taxes, uncut, remained at the high wartime rate. So by 1347. for Ihc first time since IS30. sovcrn- incnt revenue exceeded expanses. lhat year, built up in previous years. was only 516,000,000,000. 1931 — . Depression under way. People, losing jobs, bad no Income on which to pay taxes. Business profits' were down. But government expenses climbed a bit. Score that year: Expenses. $3.651,000,000: revenue. S3. 1 89.000.000. Deficit. Sfli2.000.000 The public debt climbed a few hundred millions over the SIOOOOOOO,- 000 ol 1930. 1933— . President Roosevelt and the New Deal came in the philor/jphy lliat the government had to spend, even though expenses far exceeded revenue, to get bust- ness f.oing and give people jobs. Real deficit spending started. lly IflM— Just as «c were corn- Ins out nf ll\t iltprcsslnn anil just brfore preparations for World War II began— Hit. public debt liari risen to $44,000,000,000. The score (hat year: expenses, 59,000.000,000; revenue, $5,000,000,000; deficit Sl.000.000,000. Tbcn came war preparations and the war. when the government had Ir spend ' agronomical -sums, far exceeding Its revenue, in 1845 the Instead of a deficit, it wound up the year with a surplus of around S750.000.000 and was able to chop a little off the public debt. In 19-18 the government again had a surplus. The public debt had been rcdirced to S253.000.000.000. But It was In that year, over Mr. Truman's protest, that Congress cut taxes. Aid for Europe and re-armament were getting under way on a big scale. And In 1949 the score was: Expenses, $40.000.000,000: revenue, S38.000.000.000. Once more the government was In deiicil spending. Its deficit that year was almost $2,000.000.000. Tor 1950, as noted, we f.tcc a dffiril of t-rnvbr SS.OOIVOu.OOO. while (l,c nulilic de-Ill l!a« .-llmhc-d and now h around $256,000,000.- Yarbro Teacher Is Speaker at District Meeting Seven teachers from the Biythe- ville School System were in West Memphis today, attending the district meeting of the American Child Association. One teacher. Miss Alice Marie floss of Ynrbro, was scheduled to speak. Her subject was "Helping the Child Who has Speech Difficulties." Those attending include Mrs Fred Wahl of Promised Land, Mrs Roy Lee Klrkscy of Sudbury, Miss Thelma Cathcy of Lone Oak, Miss Lola Thompson of Clear Lake, Mrs D. G. McClcan of Sudbury, Miss Ross, and Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, elementary school supervisor. Miss Turner and Mrs. McCleai were to go from West Memphis to Hughes, where they were to be v.-cck-end guests of Miss Daze Knight, former Biytheville teacher Fires in Chungking Leave 3,000 Homeless CHUNGKING, Oct. 22. M';—Fire raged through Chungking's poor class Changpei District today. leaving more than 3.000 persons home less. No casualties were reported Ir the cily's fourth bad blaze sinci Sept. 2. Two employes of a lobacco drying ship, where the fire was believed to have started, were arrested on neg- I'gcnce. Lack of fire-fighting apparatu.. and the lardy arrival of fireboats on the Chialiang River gave tin fire free rein. Only frenzied tearing down ol buildings to create fire laucs limited the flames. Some 217 homes were reporlcd dcslroyed. Weather Arkansas fnrtc.ist: Parity cloudy this afternoon, fair tonight and Sunday. Colder tonight with scattered frost In northwest portion with lowest temperature 34-38. Missouri forecast: Fair tonight and Sunday. Cooler south tonight with scattered frost most portions of the stale. Warmer Sunday. LOT I Mch tonight, lower lo middle 30's. ' Minimum this morning—SI. Maximum yesterday—77. Sunset today—5:17. Sunrise tomorrow—6:12. Precipitation 24 hoi-rs to 7 am today—.57. Total since Jan. 1—48,66. Mean temperature (midway between high and !os)-64. Normal mean for Oct.—65. This Walt Last Ytar Minimum ill's morning—49. Maximum yesterday—63. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date- 3 -Day Parley Futile; New Talks Slated By. The Associated Piex The pinch of the coal and steel slrikcs grew slowly tighter today. There was little Indication that tin purcssure would ease soon. Cyrus ChliiR. the top.federal mediator, said things were "no closer to settlement" last night alter three days of talks with u. 8. Steel leaders. He set another .talk for next Wednesday,. ' ; In the • coal stoppage. Western and Northern operators stopped talking yesterday nlth the United Mine Workers amid a flurry ot accusations. But UMW and Southern operators', negotiators' wore '• little more optimistic about breaking' their stalemate as soft coal diggers east of the Mississippi wound up ther fifth idle week. However, tiie nation's railroads were beginning' to curtail service with their coal-burning passenger trains. The Interstate Commerce Commission ordered -those roads vlth 25 days' coal supply or lew o cut back 25 per cent in use of [heir steam locomotives ^for passenger hauling, ifter midnight uext Tuesday. ' . • . . : . •, Some lines had already ordered curbs, including.x.the ;New York . icnlral Railroad, which ordered 89 trains •suspended -after midnight Saturday. The, railroad said i t would stop another 100 trains to conform'with the.glverrimenl order. May B« Hard Blow ' Actually, ;thc ICO order may not e a haid blow to passenger travel, t least in the flist few days. Some roads said their coal supplies w-e r e above the 25-day ontical point; others *ere using Diesel engines to pull a large percentage of their passengers.. An-official of the Association of American Rall- •oarts said about 2g per cent of th« nation's ':.p«ssenger „ tr«(n locojnif tlves. »re co» ifaurnen." l f." The big strikes nere given M one reason for the postponement of a Congressional-study of unemployment. Another big reason for the pigeon-holding, CongreJ- ^ional solirces ss'ld, is g decline in tlie incidence of inadvertent Joblessness. Few'Trains in Arkansas To Be Taken Off Because Ot Dwindling Coal Piles LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 22. W) — Arkansas will not be affected great- . ly by reduced operation of coal- lllirning passenger trains, railroad 'pokesmen say. The reason: most locomotives In this state are Diesels, turning oil. The reduced operation was ordered by the government yesterday because of the coal strike. Oil-Burners llscrt by Frisco The passenger trains operated o.v D.e f-rlsco through Biytheville all are pulled by oil-burning locomotives and the government's order to reduce coal consumption by 25 per cent will not result In any cur- 'ailinent of service on the Memphts- Sl. bouts line, it was stated by company representatives here today. Soviet Press Critical Of American Justice MOSCOW, Oct. 22. IJFi — Tha Moscow press today called the jen- terces given the II U.S. Communist leader..: -monstrous." The Trade Union newspaper Trud said the trial was nine months of "Judicial mockery of truth and conscience, of the clcmenlary human rights of citizens." Headlines In other papers terni- cd Ihe sentences "Judicial persecution." One cartoon published here this morning showed the Statue of Liberty In the background, with Judge Harold II. Medina posing like the slalue, a chain of dollars around his neck and holding aloft hand- cults. Wore Witnesses Called KANSAS CITY, Oct. 22-M>l— A federal grand jury called more witnesses today In Us probe ol gambling and underworld activities. Among those told to return today was Nathan t,. Bassin. Kansas City, a former beer distributor. He »as before the body three times j vcslcrday. York Cotton NEW YORK, Oct. 22—<;r>—Clos- ing cotton quotations: Dec May July Oct Dec High Low Close 2075 M68 2368 2967 2962 '.'962 2364 2959 3960 2923 2916 2916 2173 2767 27673 2764 2737 2738 Middling spot: 30.23N, off 7 NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 22. '(AP) — Clftslng cotton quotations: High Low Close nee ............ ?<>-;o 2961 »3» . M"r. . ,...'... .. »?2 S9o9 »902-?58 2M5 MJi July 00. '2912 2910 MtflB 71SSB

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