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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLVI—NO. 43 Blytheville Courier Btj'thevlUe Daily Nem Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville. Herald Legislators Seek Compromise on Plan Conferees Consider How Far to Proceed In Launching Program WASHINGTON, May 12. (IF)— lawmakers adjusting differences between Scjiale and House foreign aid bills sought a compromise today on how far to BO In launching a program of American aid to underdeveloped areas. The cost of President Truman's Point Pour program, along with another feature of the program calling for government guarantees to American investors abroad, were reported to be the last stumbling blocks fating the Senate-House conference committee on foreign aid. The committee yesterday approved an $8.000,000 fund to help the people of communist China weather what President Truman has called that nation's "worst famine in 100 years." Both the House and Senate foreign aid bills contain a number of projects, the biggest of which Is a t2,850.000,000 third-year European Recovery Program. The conferees expected to finish their work on the big bill today. The point four program approved the Senate calls for an Initial >J ift ^tlay of $450,000,000 to start feect- - ing U.S. technical knowledge Into regions o f th c world where 11 Is badly lacking. The House approved the sume program, but set a $25,000.000 first-year ceiling oti it. Would Guarantee Investment The second point four provision in dispute would offer American businessmen guarantees to insure their foreign investments against revolution, riot, seizure and simila risks. The House passed that ad ministration-backed proposal; thi Senate didn't. k President Truman took a moment out from his western speech-making tour yesterday to wire House and Senate leaders urging • ap proval of the lull $45,000,000. "Reduction of this amount," h' •aid, "would not only hamper ef fective work In this field but would •Lso have serious political and psychological reactions in those areas where confidence in .the firm determination of the United States l.i now crucial." _T1> TftrajnA relief t'l tfjfeerday 1s ptrc of *Z ™de for the eenerSjJir&^af China The $8000000 Moukl bespent to feed the hungry Chinese only if the.-nation's Communist leaders penri;£' distribution of supplies by aorna Internaliorial agency like the Red Cross. ', THE DOMINANT^KEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI LK, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MAY 12, 19GO FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Truman Renews Fight For T-H Law Repeal President Sees Act as Infringement On Freedom to Bargain Collectively By KKNKST B. VACCAUO KUTTK, Mont., liny 12. (AP)—President Truman said Lodny lie will not "cease to fight," Tor the repeal of the The seven majorettes above will do their high stepping tomorrow night when the Blytheville High School Band participates in Ihe Cotton Carnival Parade In Memphis. They are (standing, left to right) Virginia Bright. Perched on the cotton bale is head majorette ' „, „„„,,»„ who will lead the G7-piece Blytheville High School Band. The band Is to play • concert at Court Square at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow —Photo bj Cllllison The majorettes recently were given a superioi rating at the Stale u SulC, niajor. "" * ""' ""* "" d ™» comb. The band and majorettes are under the direction of Robert I,lps- Negi ro Youth Is Drowned in Caruthersville CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., May 12 —An 11-year-old Negro boy was drowned here yesterday morning In 8 water-filled excavation, which was to have accommodated a sewer lift .elation near the Brown Shoe Factory. The boy, Charlie "Lum" Specrs, was swimming in the hole along with five companions, when the accident occurred at 10:50 a.m. yesterday. After attempts to locate his body failed, the hole was pumped dry by the Caruthersville Fire Department. According lo a report of another swimmer, Perry Lawrence Carr. ..about 12. tour Negro boys and two ^|hite boys were in the water f He reported that as "Lum" went down for the first time he grabbed him (Carr), but released him before he went down a second time. The victim made no cry, and a workman cutting weeds about 30 feet away knew nothing of the accident until police arrived at the scene. Carr had summoned his mother who called the police to the scene. The hole was dug last fall but work on it was abandoned because of seep water. The hole was originally 50 to 30 feet and about 27 deep but had filled to about eight or nine feet of the top. The drowned child's mother Is Fannie Mae Spcer. 412 East 14th Street, Caruthersville. The child's body was found about 2:40 p.m. yesterday after the fire department began about 1 p.m. to drain the hole. Soybeans £ High Low Close .V 30DM 206'-. 206''. July 310'.; 2!)7% 2D7*1 Nov Jan 222' 222? 214 2140 Revived Rail Strike Talks Are Reported CHICAGO, May 12. OTk-The government reportedly has revived attempts to end the cripplir/g rail strike that has idled nearly 200.000 and brought new outbreaks of violence. Members of the National (Railway) Meditation Board are reported lo have conferred today with representatives of the railroads alter a board conference last night with David B. RoberUson. president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemcn. There was no official confirma- » Uon of toe report which came from Tnl'l-llm-tlcy labor law. + ' The Taft-Hivrtley Uiw hangs ov- . the head of labor, threatening to destroy the gains of 15 years," he said. "There It will hang until we are ub\r- to replace it with n law that is fair to management nnri labor alike." , The President, in one of a series of major talks on his cross-country crusade for the Fair Deal, said In a prepared address: ' That is something we must do, not only for the sake of labor, for the sake of the whole country. "I believe profoundly that the Tatt-Ifartley Act is a subslantial infringement of the haste freedom to bargain collectively." Ml', Truman's address, arranged for (he rear platform of his cross- country special train, was one of a series In which he ha.s been trying to whip up sentiment for the Fair Ural. Runs (Miles The president said that the "avowed intention" of the sponsors of Ihe Tafl-Harllc-y law "was to strengthen the hand of management." "To do tills," Mr. Tinman said 'They devised n clever law which insidiously undermines the slrcngtl' of labor unions" Mr. Truman struck back a[;ains r 1 -^ rtl ws^•J^«M?£ memner 01 cne HalFonRl RafPK'ay'MFdlatlon Board =aid only, "I'ni sorry, but the cat has got my tongue. The board dropped its mediation efforts a few hours after the strike starlcd Tuesday, saying efforts had been hopeless. However, the board remained in Chicago after consulting with John R. Steclman, presidential assistant in Washington. Meanwhile, there were two fresh outbreaks of violence and two of the four struck key rail systems arranged to expand their services. Chicago headquarters of the struck New York Central System said a bullet was reported fired Into the cab of a Diesel freight train today as il pulled out of Elk hart, Ind. The bullet barely missed the engineer, the railroad spokesman said. The train was manned with a supervisory worker taking over the duties of a struck fireman. The rail spokesman said the supervisory worker reported the incident by telephone when the train reached Toledo. Knghie Derailed At Cleveland, the front Diesel engine of a New York Central freight being operated by white collar workers was derailed in the Col- New York Central's chief of police. D. w. Taylor, called it "a deliberate act of sabotage." He said a board had been placed in a switch, keeping it open. Hie train was moving slowly and no one was Injured. Others laM Off Meanwhile, workers • ••, eio were other mmblr. disturbances on the strikebound Now York Central Lines in IwoUndiana cities. I'rnrirlc Skclctoil Service The Southern, the' New York Central and a third struck carrier—the Santa Ke—are operating only emergency skeleton service.-The Pemisy!-' vania. struck west and north of Harrisburg. is not operating in the strikebound area. Wij,h operations drastically curtailed, the Pennsylvania issued layoff slips to 85.000 employes. The New York Central, which said 25.01)0 already are idle, planned (o furlough another 25.000 over the wcek- ~nd. Southern Railway estimated 18,000 of its workers have been forced into idleness by the strike. The San- la Fc furlouphcd several thousand, as it closed Its'shops, but it did not announce the number of idle. The railroads again refused to accept what the rail union described as a modified demand of its original proposal. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engine- men struck to enforce its demand for a second fireman on multiple unit dlesel locomotives. The carriers rejected the demand, as did two presidential fact-finding boards Promised Land Store Is Looted Twenty-five dollars in silver, i ca sh register, and five or six car- other key industries also were ?et- tons of cigarettes today are missing in many ting layoff notices and others were from Sam McGec's grocery at Pro,. - -•--—. — ..... .Tn_\j t l; .-> ill. JIU- threatened with forced idleness.! mlsert Land after burelar's entered The three-day-old strike oy 16.000 last night. firemen appeared lo have made I Deputy Sheriff Charles Short said idle nearly 200.000 workers already, including some 150.000 rail em- ployes. , There wasn't a sign of peace in the nation's biggest rail strike since May, 1946. There was, however, the first flarcup of violence on some of the strikebound lines. Shortly after two freight trains were reported ambushed and fired u|K>n near Knoxville, Tenn.. the Southern Railway Lines suspended all operation in the area. A spokesman said the move was made to protect the road's employes. An acting firemen on one train was shot - •• in Hie nrm. Pickets outside the 214";-14 Knoxville switch yards denied they 14 \ -15 fired any shots, but said they were STRIKING FtHK.MUN I'ICKET FRKKJHT Y Aim-Four Pennsylvania Railroad firemen picket the Cl trance -to the Polk Street freight yards in Chicago as the strike of railroad firemen that crippled servic on four railroad systems stretching from coast to coast, entered il.s third day today. ]>enmy]va,,m railroa tracks are in background. Left lo right arc Jerry Annicks, Fred Allen, Don Finn and Tom Mannix all Chicago. (AP Photo). •Hies of his "Fair Deal" program. "All of you, I am sure," the Pros- lent said, "luivc heard many cries bout government Interference with usiliess and about 'Creeping So- lallsm.' "I should like to remind the sentleinen who make these com- ilainl.s tliat If events had been al- owcd to continue as they were gong prior lo March •!, 1933, moit of hem would have no businesses left or the government or anyone else o interfere with—and almost surc- y w r e would have Socialism in this country—real Socialism. "The truth Is that government action during the last 17 years has been the salvation of private busl- less in til-.- country nn'.l has strengthened the private enterprise system against socialism. Comnui- lism and all.other 'isms.' "Don't let anyone lell you that Ihc government should retire lo the. sidelines while Hie national economy goes back lo Ihc days of 'boom and bust.' The power of the jovoi'iitiicnt exists for the people lo use. It would be folly for Ihc people to be afraid to use their collective strength through the government." Big 3 Discusses Lifting of Some German Controls Bonn Government Would Get More Power in West Zone LONDON, May 12. </!'>—The Western powers today debated unfreezing some of their occupation con- Giles Single Goal Mr. Truman lold the Uuttc audience that the government's most important single economic goal "i.-i to see that there arc 'enough Jobs _.. ........ , ----------- , „„„.„ „„„„,,, „,„ for those who need them." He add- foreign ministers most of the day. You sometimes hear It said — and f think this comes mostly from thn hmatlc fringe among the reactionaries — that the government promises to make it possible for people to live without working. They say our government programs would make us a. nation of dcad- heal-s and loafers. That, of course, Is absurd." The President, In an address yesterday, [Ircd back at critics who dcscrihe his "Pair Deal" program as heading down "the- lost mile" toward Socialism. '/ In a speech at Gonza'ga University in Spokane. Wash., Mr. Truman appealed /to Congress to pass a pending Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC) hill. In Ills call for: enactment of the civil rights bill, the 'President said "we can advance the/ common welfare without harming the dissenting minority." He obviously, was referring to the Schatc's Southern Democrats. filibustering LeachviNe Grants Gas Franchise to Ark-Mo LcnchvlllB's City Council last night awarded Arkansas-Missouri Power Company a franchise to serve that town with natural gas. _ The franchise is similar to the one granted Ark-Mo by Blythcville's City Council Monday night. It calls for construction to start within 12 months and completion of construction within 18 months of the dale the franchise was awarded. Ark-Mo now holds franchises in Leachville, Blyllicville, Piggott and Rector in Northeast Arkansas. Caruthcrsville, Steele and Haytl, In Missouri, have called special elections in which the people of those towas will vote on awarding a franchise to Ark-Mo. Other towns the company plans lo serve with gas Include Manila Dell, Osccola, Wilson and Luxora, in Arkansas and Kcnnett, Mo. Three More Facing First Degree Murder Charges in Steele Staying Three more men have been charged with first degree murder In the night club slaying of a Missouri man and will be tried in the July term of Pemlscot County Circuit Court at Caruthersville. They are held in connection wllh the death of Henry (Maci Downing, of near Steele,' who died after a fight at ihD Wagon Wheel night club. The tbr-c nrc Junior Parish. brolher of James Parrlsh who is ac- cused of striking the fatal blow. Bobby Baker and Billy Minyard. All were with James ParrLsh when Ihe fight occurred. Mississippi County officers are holding the trio In Jail here. Gov. Sid McMath approved extradition of the three men yesterday in Little Rock. Janles Parrish, first to be charged in Ihe slaying April 22, waived extradition and Is bclnft held in Carulh- ersvill- without bond for circuit court trial. the intruders broke into the store by smashing a rear rioor lock. Officers arc investigating. Weather Arkansas forecast: Considerable with scattered showers In cast and south portions to-. ——r-^-, night and Saturday. A little wanner Saturday and In northwest portion this afternoon. Missouri f oreeast: Generally . fair tonight and .7 Saturday, becoming partly cloudy northwest Salur- SHOWKRS day. Warmer Saturday and west and north tonight. -Low tonight 5055; high Saturday 80-84. Minimum this morninc--56. Maximum yesterday—72. Sunset today—c: 93. Sunrise tomorrow—4:59. Precipitation 24 hours lo 7 a.m. Unlay—.40. Total since Jan. 1—29.30. Mean temperature 'midway bc- Iwccn high and low)-64. Normal mean for May—74.2. Tins Dale I.asi Year Minimum Ihls morning—48. Maximum ' yeslrrday—79. Pr-rlpitatlon Jan. i to tills 'dale —23.94. Dates Changed for '50 Beauty Pageant: Now Set for June 89 Dates for the loso Bcauly Pageant have been changed to June 8 and 9, it was announced today by Jack Chamblin, chairman of the pageant committee. . How Desperate For a Fish Can An AngJer Get? Apparently Blylhcvlllc fishermen are finding their luck not so good this Spring. At any rate. R. E. Blaylock, secretary of the Mississippi County Fair Association, reports that older fishermen arc turning to the small artificial pund in Walker Park. If these fishermen keep trying their lures in the Walker Park pond, they're going to ruin a lot of fishing fun for the city's youngsters. "We opened the lake for fishing--but only for children," Mr. Bluyiock salcl today. "I've seen as many as 100 fishermen out there at one time. These people arc going to ruin Ihc pnml for the youngsters," he poiriled out. Mr. Blaylock also pointed out that 40 clucks have been added to the pond. I'ne public, he said, i.s invited U> feed 'but not feed on) the fowls. Merchants Outline Plans For Trade Day The Blyllicville Merchants Divl sion ye-tcrday took Initial aclion in a summer business promotion program. Jimmie Edwards, division chairman, said the group outlined plans for a follow-up oti the Cotton Week, recently conducted, with a trades day. It was also decided that Worth IX Holder, manager of the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce, sho'.ild contact the Better Business Com rnitU'e for suggestions on method and techniques of improving bus! ness in the Biythcvillo trade area. Tn connection v,'ith the business i promotion and trade day plans R. I L. Wade, Jr., was named chairman of the committee to complete the plans. Oilier committee members will be Dick .1. White. Barney Cockrcll and Wlllard H. I' Mr, Edwards was given the authority to replace by appointment board members who hail re-signed or moved from Blytheville In the past few months. The appointments will be made within the next few days. trols on West Germany. Easing of restrictions came up for discussion as the big three foreign ministers began the second session of their three-day meeting on how to holster western defenses against the threat of Russian communist expansion. The American and British delegations presented proposals for turning over to the Bonn government more control of West Germany's Internal and foreign affairs. An. authoritative source said hie proposals did not contemplate formal revision of the present occu- palion statute, but rather a Big Three agreement not to exercise full statute controls pending formal review of the occupation powers this fall. Also on agenda was consideration of France's proposal for merging the French and German Industry potential, it- was expected that the 3criiiau problems would occupy the Tlie initiative for relaxing somo )f the German controls came almost entirely from the American and British sides. They disagreed on some points. Would Lift Ship Restrictions Authoritative sources said th« proposals covered: Ship building—the u. S. propose! to lift the present tonnage,.restrictions on Germany's ship build- Ing Industry for export purposes in order to case unemployment. The British have not yet agreed to this In preliminary discussions. - ' ..Jr'oi-cfBii liffalrs—Both Britain and the 'United Stales have proposals to givu the Germans full diplomatic.^ voice abroad, 'tills would mean gradually elevating proposed Qer- v man consulates abroad to embassy level. It also would return to the Germans permission to Issue exit visas and passports to their citizens. This is now'done by a three-power travel board. Another proposal would return frontier 'controls customs, over to the Germans. These controls now are shared with the occupation'powers. Internal affairs—British and American proposals In this field conflict on sonic points. Generally, the British favor giving the Germans far more lattiturie in Internal legislation with the high commL'.sion exercising vetoes only when legislation comes in direct conflict with the international aims or the occupation, or increases the dollar and pound financing of Germany economy. The proposals would do away with recent vetoes, such as the al- lie drcjcctlon of a German civil service law. New York Stocks Closing Quotations: AT&T . . . . Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper .... Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central National Distillers ... Republic Steel Radio . . . Socony Vacuum Studebnker .... Standard of N J Texas Corp J C Penney U S Steel I Southern Pacific 158 1-4 10 3-S 31 5-n 35 5-8 61 155 1-2 4D 3-4 80 5-8 58 5-8 13 7-3 22 t-1 32 1-2 19 7-8 18 1-4 32 1-2 73 1-1 67 5-3 57 3-4 31 5-8 44 7-8 . S3 1-8 Originally scheduled to be held June 15-16. the dates were shifted because thai Is Ihe week in which the national Jaycce convention will be held in Chicago. Mr. Chatnblln said. Sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the pageant will be for (he first time - two-night affair. It will be held al Haley Field and will begin al 7:30 each night "Junior Blyllicville" and "Mr. Jaycce President of 1375" will New York Cotton May . July , Oct. . LVc. . Mar. Open Hiizh LAW Close ~"~ " 3212 3257 3111 3252 325T . 32SS 3272 . 3130 3131 . 311!) 3119 . 3120 3121 3240 3255 310-1 3001 3101 3088 30M N. O. Cotton May . July Oct. Pr~. Mar. Open Hlqh L-nv Close , 3220 3232 3213 3214 3255 3257 3120 3124 3103 3112 3233 3241 30'Jfi 3M3 3104 be chosen from thrce-to-five year old entries on (he first night while the second ni^hl event will be climaxed by Ihc selection of "Miss of W50." 'Miss Blytheville" will be eligible to compete in the "Miss Arkansas" contest In Helena Juno 28-29 and also will reiyri fis n,neen of the 19SO National Cotton Picking contest this fall. Mr. Chjirnblin also announred In- Roy Heads Junior Bar Section HOT St'HfNGS, Ark.. May 12. 'T, --James M. Roy of Blylhcville was elected president of the Junior Bar Section of the Arkansas Bar Association here yesterday. He succeeds Fred M. Pickcns of .Newport. Louis etc . A. Ramsay of Pinr- nlnff vice president ami Ed , . ..... ' ' i -i <--iu*.n.-u vice prcsHieiu and t.<i day Mi, deadline for paceant en- Stod < cr 0 , Liu!c ' r , ock> secretary- o < cr tries will be June S. Mrs. Rouse tre-i^urer Harp is in rlmce of cturles and Thc Jm ,, or tnov •} rr: In ho cimiTMliivl f/\ li/ir tin ,..._ < ____ _ ,. they arc to be submitted to her, he said. t| , t . «"«> Ini? here In conjunction with tho annual convention of Ihc bar as- to provnic mine lor (he second j sn< lation. night event ami the dance that will) Richard n. McCultoch. Jr.. follow II. Jack Stalcup's orchestra has been booked. A place for the rest City, chairman of the I.cfir-la- tive Commltlco, asked the .snrt.or. .,_t ., ,,.,-,.,-.. ,...,.v, . ,., _ , f .,..,.,_,, VI IV, O'.l M..I1- nance ha? nol hern .velrrted yrt. to recommend that the Gencrnt Ais- To bft eligible, entries for ihn H-mbly pass a law requiring all b- chilciren's honors mrst have reached I bor-mannpemcnt dtspulns in public Miclr third birfhifay within the] utilities be settled hy arbitration, month of June hut cannot have \ The matter wns referred to a com- reached Iririr sixth birthday In thnt j inittce for study. month. Mr Chamhhn .said. Girls competing for "Miss ftlythc- ville" honors must be bet wren the ssrs of 18 and 28 Onlv girls whr> 3110 3112 3036 30901 rled 'are eligible] he said. i been inar- The Junior Bar accepted two legislative committee recommendations pertaining to the state's divorce laws. In one the Broup went on rec- - r I off" period before a divorce could Jamti M. Ko>- be granted. In the second, the pro'.ip favored reducing the number of yeais required for divorce by separation alone from three lo two. Another approved recommendation was for a constitutional amendment to dispense with the present requirement thnt jury verdicts in all criminal cases be unanimous. Under the proposal, nine or more of the 11! jurors could return a verdict except in cases involving a possible death penally. Majority verdicts alrr.iriy are allowed In civil cases in Arkansas state courts. Was Former Jaycce Head Mr. Roy last year served as vice president of the Junior Bar Section. He Is a former president of the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce and recently served as chairman of the Jaycce "Operation Economy" here. He also Is a member of the Rotary Club here. A graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law. he ts associated wllh the law firm of Reid and Roy,

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