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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHKABT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MIBBOURl VOL. XL1II—NO. 0 Bl>thevlllo Dally New* BlythevUle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Lmdor HLYTIIBVII/LE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, APRIL 1, 1940 Populist Party Apparently Wins Greek Election Damaskinos Calls For Meeting Of Leaders To Form Government ATHENS, April 1, (UP)—Premier Thcmistoclcs Sofoulls submitted his government's resignation tody when it became evident that the Royalist Populist party would win a majority of the votes cast yesterday in the Greek general election. Archbishop Dnmasktnos, regent of Greece, summoned Populist party leaders to a conference tomorrow to discuss the formation of a new government. The regent asked aofoulis to stay in office until the new government is completed. The Populist party's administrative committee will confer with Demaskinos tomorrow and receive n commission to form a new cabinet. Only part of the election results were known. The returns failed to record an overwhelming demand for the return of King George 01 the Hellenes. The Interior Ministry nnnouncec returns from 499 polling places throughout Greece. Of 272.855 votes, the Populists got 155.487. the Liberals 49.790. the National Political Union 67.578. Populist leaders, who advocated a quick plebesclte for the king's return to the throne, conceded that returns failed lo fulfill their expectations of a major victory. Returns, indicated that the Populists polled about twice the vote of any other participating party, but the total populist strength was roughly equal to the combined voting power of the Liberal Party and National Political Union. Informed quarters believed that a rightist- center coalition would result, and a plebcscitc on King George would b<- delayed until 1948. Greek voters apparently rejected both the left and extreme right in generally orderly voting. Despite strenuous appeals by the EAM left-wing coalition to boycott the election, an estimated GO to 70 per cent of the eligible voters cast ballot.';. There were no left- wing tcandidates. The extreme right, represented by the militant monarchist organization called "X", was roundly defeated. It polled only a few hundred votes. Ninety restricts in Athens and 33 districts in Salonika gave the Pop- nlists 33.593. the Liberals 15.022 and the National Political Union 14,414. Both liberals and the National Political Union showed unexpected strength. The exact extent and significance of the abstentions was obscure. It appeared that nn average of 50 per cent of the voters boycotted the polls in the EAM strongholds of northern Greece, heeding the EAM charges that the election was SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Virginia Governor Calls Out State Militia Members of Company 112, Virginia State Guard, line up in their Armory at Alexandria, yli'tjluln, to receive field equipment. The Guard has been alerted for strike duty by the Governor utter the Vrlginla Elcclric & Power company workers declared they would walk off their jobs at midnight. Sunday. Governor Tuck has also drafted a.f.OG employees of the Company Into (he Slate Militia. This action lius been challenged by AKI, president William Green, who calls it "involuntary servitude". (NBA Tclcphoto.) Soviet Soldiers Getting Ready To Evacuate Tabriz Russians Make Show Of Leaving Principal Iran Headquarters TEHRAN. April 1. (U.P.) — Russian trooix-; arc starling ( o evacuate Tabrl/.. cnpltul of Azerbaijan Province and main lied Armj headquarters In Iran, im official American source .laid today. The American Informant rmtil Hie Soviet forces are making "ostentatious preparations" (o pul out of Tabriz. iThe Ixmdon Daily Herald re ported from Tnbrlx that IMUC. Moznffar Klroiiz. gom-unum spokesman, confirmed (hut thi Russians were "moving out" o Tabriz.) Earlier reports from Tabriz Indicated that, the Uusslnns were leaving behind an autonomous army equipped with dinks, as well us guns taken from the Iranian Army during the recent uprising. A non-Iranian who recently ai - Government Attempts To Settle nationwide Soft Coal Walkout; Will Not Act In Transit Strike rived from Tabriz staled that. \vere Iranian Premier Backs Council Representative Against Russia NEW YORK, April 1. (U.P.)—Premier Ahmad Ghavam of Iran, answering charges that ho and his representative at the UNO Security Council disagreed, today threw his uncci u i vocal support hchind Uie case presented to the Council against the Soviet Union by Iranian Ambassador Hussein Ala. In the first official Iranian Government reply to the Council since il a.sked on Fritlay for Moscow and Tehran to clarify their conflicting statements, Ghvam cabled UNO Secretary General Trytfve Lie that Ala "has been and continues to be" fully accredited and cinalifie'd to represent any matter concerning Iran before the Security Council. Acton Printing ompany Is Sold Truman's Travel Plans Arc Upset Pressure Of Affairs Causes President To Cancel Many Trips By MF.RR1MAN SMITH Unit«d Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON. April 1. (UP1 — The world's most frustrated traveler today is President Truman. He wants to go places but lie's unfair and loaded with illegal ing, lists. In some conservative districts in the Athe.ns and Southern areas, there were only 20 per cent abstentions. ,t- ' like a man wearing a ball and chain. Ministers Will Start Three-Day Convention Here A convention of Arkansas District preachers of the Church of Ihe Na?arenc will begin here tn- night at the First Church of the Naznrene. The sessions made up of ministers and missionaries, will continue through tomorrow and Wcdnesrtay. Two of t?ie speaker. 1 : will be Dr. T. W. WilHngham of Kansas City. Mo., director of International Radio Broadcasting work ol the church, and the Rev. Elmer Smei- xenbaueh, returned missionary lo Africa. Represented at the meeting will be 150 delegates, with clergymen present from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Missouri. The ITev. J. W. Short of Little Rock, district president, will be in charge. The opening session will begin tonight. 7:30 o'clock, and the public is invited to attend all sessions, it was announced by the Rev. F. W. Nash, pastor. Ghavnm's cubic indicated that ran hncl no intention ol backing down from its charges to the coun- cjl that the Soviet Union was violating .Iran's sovereignty by mnin Laining troops in that country ant by Decking concessions in Azerbni jan.ion oii and other matters in re turn for getting out. The announcement by Lie's oific of receipt of Ghavam's cable co incided wiJh British concern tha the Soviets might be getting read; lo pull out of northern Iran but li leave behind well armed "Rnssiai sympathizers" to press for auton omy. British officials insisted tha any settlement of the Sovict-Iraniai dispute must guarantee not only un- | employment Samuel Norris Buys Establishment From Mrs. Myrtle Acton Samuel F, Norris. editor of Courier News, has purchased Acton Printing Company and today ns- iiimod charge of the printing nnri office supply business located .At 122 North Second. 'Hie brick • building also was purchased bj- the new owner who plans to immediately Increase the business stock nnd to gradually improve the building. Plans call for ' adding to the •iiitlnif business numerous itenis not previously handled by Ihe 'ipti; the. office supply "department^ wY)l be enlarged to include furniture and other Items for office outfit- tine and a lyirewriter department is to be established. To be connected with the business is J. Albert Eiiderlin. of Memphis, who has been in the printing business many .years. Tile same personnel of Acton Printing Company will continue conditional withdrawal of Russian ; Enderlin troops from Iran but also removal 1 addition of. Mr. ninny Azerbaijan soldiers scim In Russian uniforms. The American report ot troop movements in Tabriz cnine while Premier Ahinnd Ghavnm and his cabinet were drafting n statement for the UNO Safety Council, answering tlip World Organization's questions about the state of So- vlet-Irantnn negotiations. A split within the government, was reported over the strongly- stilted case delivered to the Council by AmtMKsndor Hussein Ala. Ghavnm snld 'he fully endorsed Ala's actions. Othe cabinet ministers centered around Prince MOK- affnr Flrouz. indicated Unit they opposed Aln's stand. The left-wing Tuclch Party, which enjoys Soviet supixirl, wii.s campaigning for Ala's rcmovnl as ambassador. Tl)cre wns no authorllnllvc word whether negotiations were progressing between the Soviet and f ran Ian Iranian political circles believed that the appointment of Ilnmlil Snyah us Minister Plcnlpotcntlnry lo Moscow may mean that new negotiations will start quietly tv Moscow. An agreement there might cause Iran to withdraw her case from the. Security counclli.Sa.yal went to Moscow with Ghavnm recently and attended most of tin premier's Moscow llegotlatiotlR. Ghnvam apparently was deter mined to withdraw the cnsc onlj when' he became sure that tin terms of o Soviet-Iranian agreement would not mean a loss to Irnn. Otherwise, he apparently prefers to risk Russia's wrnth while continuing Security Council dls- He cnn go just so fftr. The pressure of international and domestic business has forced the President to cancel trips repeatedly And he's getting a little tired of it Mr. Truman had it all set last Fall to loaf for a few days on the Gulf of Mexico nt Biloxi, Miss. But stormy labor troubles kept him chained to his tle.sk. This Winter he planned lo go to Florida. His yacht was there. His stuff had hotel space reserved ashore. But at the last minute, the Florida trip had to be canceled. of all Soviet military equipment. Mr. and Mr. Norris Norris, editor of Courier News for more than five years, be- Soviet Ambassador Andrei A. Gro- I came a member of the staff 17 and myko—before walking out of the Se-| n half years ago. Afler serving as curity Council last week—chnllcng-' circulation manager, he entered the ed Ala's position and right to repre-1 advertising department and was sent his government in the light of j advertising manager \vhcn he be- press dispatches from Tehran which' came editor. In addition to editor often quoted Ghavam making statements in contradiction to Ala. Ghn- vnin was quoted by Gromyko at one he lias served as photographer for the newspaper. Resident of Blythevilic 19 years. point as not desiring to press for'he came here as assistant manager immediate council consideration. : of Hotel Noble, when the hotel I Fear that the Soviets might leave was established, after linving aerv- j military equipment behind them eil as night manager of Hotel j in Iran in the hands of "Russian Noble in Jonesboro. [sympathizers" or autonomist lead-' Born at Writer Valley. Miss., he Thc President now has plans for crK wns expressed as: [lived in Hint state until h 0 entered brief Spring vacation. But his j i. Soviet Russia underscored her I Arkansas State College. Jonesboro. fingers arc crossed lost some runjor' confidence In the basic ideals of the ( )fc ami Ills wife, the former Miss development interfere at the lost United Nations by becominc the Maureen King, make their home first big power to pay in full her nt 81 ° West Walnut. Their daugh- Sl.723,000 contribution lo UNO's tcr. Maureen. Is a student nt St. working fund. 1 Cecilia Acndemy. Nnshvlllc. Tcnn. 2. President .Truman and Sccre- Mr Norris will be active In his tin y of Slate Jnmes F. Byrnes schcd- ! new business as soon ns his sue- minute. The vacation will be simple, accompanied by little if any publicity. Mr. Truman is like the burned child who fears the fire — nn more elabo- cussion. An airplane survey from Kazvin, BO miles northwest of Tehran, to the southern coastline of the Caspian Sea Indicated that Soviet troop evacuation movements were continuing toward the Caspian sea port of Pahlevl. Three transport ships were seen in the harbor. Reports reached Tehran of fur- 5200 Streetcar And Busmen Out • Transportation Hit As Detroit Operators Walk Out Early Today DETROIT, April 1. (UP)-Tlli i federal government ordered i j "hands off" policy In Detroit's pub- I lie transportation system tlcup lo day us renewed efforts to end the strike of fi.200 slrcctcar and bus op erutors ended in failure. The walkout, ordered to back demands for an IB-cent hourly wage Increase, began nt 4 a.m. and cut, off nil estimated ),800.000 dully fnrcs of the Department of "Street Rnll- wavs. Possibility (hut the federal government would Intervene In the strike wns ruled out nt Washington, where n La|x>r Department spokesman snld any action would have t« be taken by the Mule. (A spokesman at the governor's office In Lansing snld Qov. Harry K. Celly, currently vacationing in Florda. wns being kept Informed of the ilUmtloti but that hi! snw "no rcn- ;on why the stale should step into .he plcliiru at this time.") Meanwhile, a heated. hour-lonq wsslon between Mayor Edward J. 'eflrlcs. Jr., nnd ollicinls of Ihe AFL Amalgamated Association of Street Inllwny and Motor Coach Operators ended with the disputants ap- nireiilly us far apnrt us ever. Jeffries met with James McGln- nlty, Intel national orga.nlr.cr for the APL, Amalgamated Association of Street Hallway and Motor Coach Operators, nnd the union's Division 20 Negotiating Committee headed by Jack Storey, local president. Storey asserted shortly before the meeting that he was "very nnxlons to jiel this thing over and get my people back to work." "We don't w»nt to discommode Hie people of Detroit any, longer than necessary," he fialcT. The strike','voted at a muss meeting lute yesterday, wan called lit 4 a. m. alter breakdown of last- minute negotiations between union and company officials and a state labor mediator. The conferees were nimble to close n gap between the union's demand for nn IB-cent hourly pay boost and a top company oiler of 15 cents rejected by the workers at yesterday's meeting. Picket lines still had not been established us of 0:30 n. m., but police authorities cancelled all leaves in preparation for possible violence when OIO maintenance workers report to their Jobs at 8 a. in. Big Steel Furnaces Must Close > Because Of Mine Wage Dispute By KAVMOND LAHK ' United I'rrxs SMI CurretfODdtat WASHINGTON, Apr!) 1 (U.P.)—One of the governments crack labor concilintor.s today began the task of: tryhiK to sullle the nationwide soft coal strike, which rniKoil new barriers to reconversion production. Some bip; stticl companion snid the strike would for.ce them to begin closing blast furnaces "almost immediately-"Others could continue full-scale production for two weeks or so. Conciliator Paul W, Fuller conferred with Secretary of Labor Lewis !i. Sehwcllcnljnch less than 12 hours after'the bituminous minors struck at 12:01 a. m. He also scheduled ! a coiUcrencc with President John L. Lewis of the United Mine Workers (AKL) preparatory to a meeting of the' union mid the operators. Sales Tax Case Is Won By State Out-Of-Srare Orders Are Subject To Tax, Supreme Court Rules LITTLE HOCK, Ark.. April 1 (UP)—The Arkansas Supreme Court today denied Durloy O. Johnson, n Tort Smith llorlst, a rehearing on an earlier cast! In which he was ordered to pay n sales tax on (lowers purclmscd by out-of-state customers through n telegraph delivery service State llevemie Commissioner Otlio A. Cook had appealed Iho suit from PulRskl Chaucury Court, and the Supreme Court upheld his right to collect state sales taxes on out-of state transactions, In another netlon today, the 8u preme Court held thnt one party tc n suit wh'o Introduced Iticompoten testimony cannot complain of actlo oj thu court In allowing thn othe pnrtf lo introduce the evidence. A. H. Eaves Appealed the declsfo of a CrniKhciid Circuit Court. Jones boro division, Jury which foun Charles Lamb not lo blame In strlk UiK Eaves' dniujlilcr wllli a true! Enves complained that the com allowed Lmnb to Introduce Irrelevant testimony dunging thnt "on Tho operators appeared In Inrge ther Soviet evacuation of North- Indoors because of a driving rain, ern Iran Harrisons. The Russians Lnter. when the rain subsided, were turning over authority to I most of them went home. Street- local gendarmes, the reports said, cars and buses streamed into barns and terminal gntcs were locked. Many of Hie hundreds of thousands of workers stranded by the transit strike attempted to hitchhike to work, Police also reporter/ large numbers of persons, unaware that the strike had been called, mcrous occasions the injured child hnd run In front of other curs," The court ruled that Eaves hnd no grounds for complaint since his attorneys had Introduced similar testimony. Dismissing an appeal from Sharp Chancery Court In a land suit, the Supreme Court held that tljo rec- M ^ ords Involved were not properly nb- numbers^nt tcrmhiais~ buT remained ! ftnicted. The suit was brought by since the Iranian Army had now moved north to reoccupy the Soviet-held areas. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. April 1. fUPI —<USDA> — Livestock: Hogs: 9.700: salable 8.000: market active; fully steady. Around 18 per cent of run weight,"; under 1GO Ibs. Good and choice barrows and pilt-5, SH.80: sows and most slags S14.05: extremely heavy stags. S13.15: most boars, $9 to S12; early clearance. Cattle: 5,100: salable •l.COO: calve? 1,400, all salable^ receipts of cattle moderate, including a/outid 35 load? of steers. Market generally steady with last week-. A few loads of gooc and choice steers, S15.35 to $16.75 medium to good, heifers and mtxcc yearlings, $12.50 to $15.75; good nnd choice heilcrs to $16.25; good cows $13; common and medium beef $0.50 to $12; dinners and cutters, $7 to $9; odd head beef bulls lo $14.15 good heavy beef bulls, largely, $13.75 to $14: medium to good sausagi bulls, $11.50 to $13: choice venters $17.90; medium to good, $13 t $16.50; slaughter steers, $11 to $17.50 slaughter heifers, $9.50 to $17.50 /cctler steers, $10 to rate plans made lur in advance this time. Meanwhile, the President is chafing under the "imprisonment" of the White House like no chief executive has done for years. He wanU; out. The iron fence around the 40-odd acres of the White House grounds is just as big and forbidding to him as the wall around any prison lo its inmates. This feeling accounts for Mr. Truman's recent practice ol taking norning walks. To circumvent the wblic, photographers and reporters .ncluded, he now leaves the White Llouse almost every morning before o'clock. He leaves in a limousine and drives one of a half do7.on places on the outskirts of Washington. He out of his car ancJ in the company of two secret service agents, walks briskl^ for about 20 minutes to a half hour. He followed this pattern today. These morning walks, however. are not answering his greater needs. He is a man who wants to see the other side of the blue horizon. If he goes to the Philippines in the early Summer, he undoubtedly will want to go on lo Jap.in. He also wants to visit Latin America to help his understanding of hemispheric problems. The President's desire to get away from the White House nt every opportunity has also found some solution in weekend cruises on the Potomac River alx>ard the presidential yacht, the U. S. S. Williamsburg. Before the Summer is over, Mr. uled conferences in Washington to reviev; the UNO crisis over Iran and decide upon American policy if the Soviet Unioo Ignores the Security Council's appeal for troop removal assurances. 3. Security council meml>ers .started to "sweat out" the last 48 lours before Wednesday's 11 a.m. <EST) deadline for a reply to their dentical notes to Russia and Iran uLMtLK;;u iiuie.s 10 iiu.s.Ma and nun,. for information about the status O f, llllllcil "e ] v " s feted about 3ft years 1 ago for the home of The Herald, a weekly newspaper, and a printing department. cc.wor as editor of the • Courier News is announced. Acton Printing Company was established 23 years ago by the Into Floyd H. Acton, since his dcalh live years ago. the firm has been operated by his wife, Mrs. Myrtle IT. Acton, who sold the business to Mr. Morris, There has been a printing business nt this location since the negotiations. Soviet Russia's payment in full of :ier contribution to the S2fb.000.000 UNO working capital fund cased some of the general tension created >y the council's hectic first week in the new world. But there wns no indication thnt the move meant the Soviets were weakening any on their adamant stand on the Iranian problem. It did put to rest, however, irresponsible rumors that the Russians were not only walking out on the Iranian case but on UNO as a whole. Soviet circles have emphasized that they have merely boycotted Security Council sessions on Iran. County Physicians To Meet Wednesday Physicians of Mississippi Counts will gather at Osccola Wednesday night for a meeting of the County Medical Society, it has been announced by Dr. J. E. Beasley president. Dr. j. M. walls, head of Wallj Truman may have anotTier alterna-1 Hospital here, will discuss "Prac tive. And it won't be Shangri-La, the late President Roosevelt's hideout in the Maryland mountains. Chicago Rve May . 219 222 218'» 221 'i .July , M8',i US'.v 148!i H8',i City Election Will Be Held ^ere Tomorrow Residents of niytheville who lave poll lax receipts totiay were irgcd to vote in tomorrow's city lection. i There is a contest but in one race, that of city attorney, with Percy A. Wright seeking rc-elcc- lon to the post also sought by Howard N. Moore. Voting places will be at city Hall for Ward One: Weis Butane Oas Company for Ward Two anrt Mississippi County Lumber Company for ward Three. tures" and Dr. L,. D. Massiy, . Osceola, will speak on "MenlnRi- Chicoqo Wheat July . I83',i 183',i 18314 183'.4 Sept, . 18314 183',6 183'.i 183'.4 Jap Submarines Destroyed Today 'Road's End' Operation Part Of Allied Plan To Insure Peaceful Japan By EARNEST HOBK'RECHT United Press Staff Correspondrnt ABOARD USS GOODRICH OFF SASEBO. Japan. April 1. (UP)-Twenty-four of Japan's remaining operational submarines. Including the undersea crnfl. that sank the heavy cruiser UBS Indlnnapolls. were sent to the bottom today In a U. S. Navy operation known as "Road's End." Sinking of the submarines was part of the Allied plan to destroy Japan's potential war weapons. Tt was ordered by the. joint chiefs of stjiff and was carried out under Ihc direction of Vice Admiral Hobcrt M. Grifln, commander of U. S. naval activities in Japan. Twenty-three of the submarines were blown up with demolition chat- waiting In safety zones. Flower Thieves Busy Reports of vandalism by theft of flowers from several yards have been reported. The lovely hyacinths and tulips blooming in the yard of Mrs. Joe Isaacs, 514 West Walnut, were stolen Friday night with the yard stripped of its bulb flowers. N Y. Stocks A T A; T ............. Amcro Tobncco ......... Anaconda Copper ..... Jetli Steel ........... lirysler ............. !cn Electric ......... Late Bulletins WASHINGTON, April 1. <UP) —The Senate today confirmed W. Avcrcll Harrirnan as U. S. Ambassador lo Great Britain. HOLLYWOOD, ApH! 1. (UP) — Noah Beery, Sr., 62, screen villain for more than a quarter of a century, died *<xl»y. gcs. The 2!lh vessel—the 1-403 was sunk by shell fire from this destroyer nnd Its sister ship, tli destroyer Ijirson. The 1-402 was one of the world's argcsl submarines. H was designed lo carry four airplanes for attack? against the united Stales mainland. The spot where the submarines •were sent down was designated by Ihe Navy as "deep six." The water here is 150 fathoms—too deep lo permit salvage at any future date. Material valuable to U. S. Intel!! gence was removed from the doomet submarines before they were blowt up The submarine. 1 ;, manned by J.ip ancsc crew, moved out of the harb;. under their own power. America', demolition teams went aboard I place explosives and time fuses ii position. Fifteen minutes after a .. IB!) 7-8 ... 91 1-2 ... 4fi 1-R ... 102 1-4 ... 128"l-4 ... 47 1-B Motors 71 7-H Wiley Grooms, Beatrice Grooms and the Hurdy Co-operative Exchange Uank against Guy and Myrtle Singley to enforce a contract conveying the title of land in Fulton and Sharp Counties, The lower court decision ordered the contract carried out. In a case appealed from the Little River Circuit Court, the Supremo Court held thnt Talbert F. Bow- nian was entitled to accumulated disability benefits from a $15,000 life Insurance policy with the Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York. Upholding the lower court's decision, the Supreme Court awarded Talbert Irencflta dating from the time a malignant growth In his threat effected the loss of hh voice. The Supreme Court affirmed a decision of Scott Chancery Court which had held thnt Gmdy Hand wns holding slock in the Fiillcr- Jucly Chevrolet Co. nnd the Fuller- Judy Hardware Co. of Waldron as a trustee for the estate of the late E. M. Fuller, and not for himself The court awarded Hand $1500 plus interest for ills earlier expenditures. , Montgomery Ward N Y Central nt Harvester rlh Am Aviation . Republic Steel Socouy Vacuum Slutlebaker Standard of N J Texas Corp ! ackard U £ steel 01 1-2 2(5 3-4 M 13 3-1 33 16 1-4 30 3-4 70 1-8 5D 3-4 in 82 3-4 N. O. Cotton NEW ORLEANS. April 1. tUP> — Clottn closed verv steady. Mnr. . 2754 2787 2752 2181 May . 2130 2760 2730 2758 July . 2738 2715 2738 2772 Oct. . 2747 2783 2146 2780 Dec. . 2748 2184 2148 2783 Jury Is Being Selected For Murder Hearing Selection of the jury for the first case on I lie docket wns underway early this afternoon In the first day's session of Criminal Division of circuit court. Ethel Mny Brown. Negro, is charged with murder In the death of lier husband, Otis Brown, slain in tile Shonyo quarters. Virgil Greene Is attorney for the defendant. Jurtgc Walter Klllough, of Wynne, Is presiding over the court term with James C. Hale of Marion, pro- scciiltng attorney of this district, representing the state, nsslstod by H. G. Partlow, North Mississippi County deputy. There was little prospect ol^-m Htlement for at least two weeks, 'hen Ihe lull force of the coal toppnge will begin to be felt In econverslon-vltaj Industries such s steel. • ' • ' ';". Tho White House adopted a iand5-ojf policy, sayingithat Pres- dcnt Truman is leaving the hand- ng ol the strike to 6crrwellen r . 1 ach. i ' Schwellenbnch put the problem or the present in the hands^'of ' 'ullor, who once was a coal mln^/ r nnd later a representative of the* nlner's union. Technically, the miners were on i annual "holiday" today any- wny. It Is the «th anniversary 'bTi heir eight-hour day—so the atr|k«l is such will not affect mines until ' omorrow. In mining towns through-1 ut the 28 states affected, miners! it)served their traditional holiday with parades. Meanwhile, the steci cona, on* of th* urgent iteelmak*rs, sftid It planned to bank 30 ol It 32 Wttuburgh i district blast furnaces "almost 1m-1 mediately " other steti producers | In the area, among them the Jones • <fc 'Laughlln Steel Corp, reported only two weeks', supply of : co«] on hand „ , . f • Bethlehem Steel Corp/ would,be able- to continue.present'^ operations, for at least twovweeks without feeling the effects o( the • strike. A spokesman for the American! Iron and Steel Institute In Wash- , ington snld, a r.---.---^-.-—,. = . .showed that steel production this • wcclt will not vary appreciably fn last week's-output -whloh-wa* 88.5 Her cent of capacity. He said If was estimated that the Industry' ns a.wlioljv-htta a four weeks' supply, biit 4 that the figure varies • from plant to plant. Some plants, he said, will be affected severely In a week. The nation generally has stocks available to keep most f»c-i lories running for several weeks.^ But prospects for settling the dispute were so dismal that most: . coal-consuming Industries were cer- ' tain to. slow down their activities to stretch out fuel supplies. _ The strike of 'the 400,000 miners, affecting s6ft coal production In 26 states', began officially last midnight with the ' expiration 'of the wage contract between the UMW and the mine operators. The ers follow n traditional policy 'of i "no contract, .rto Wort.". Most bituminous mines had been t Idle since Saturday and would have , been shut down today, even without » strike, because this is a traditional mine holiday—John Mitchell' Day. Thus, midnight tonight" will mark the actual start of the walkout. . i There was no picketing and tfier e was no feverish, last minute activity on the part of the union, the operators or the government to avert a strike. The UMW and the Industry had made It clear for a week that they regarded a stoppage s Inevitable. Secretary of Labor Lewis B. Schwellenbach accepted he inevitable after conferences with both sides Saturday. Negotiations for a riew contract were continuing here but the operators believed the strike would nst for at least two weeks and probably longer. They have been negotiating since March 19 but'vlr- ually no progress has been made. Oil Prices Boosted WASHINGTON. April 1. (UP) — The Office of Price Administration today increased producers' ceiling nrlccs on crude oil by 10 centa a barrel. The Increase wjll not be passed on to consumers at this time., the agency said, studies ore now being made to determine whether the personnel left the ships, the cxplo- refining industry pcrmnaently can slons occurred. absorb the increase. N. Y. Cotton NEW YORK, April 1. (UP) — Cotton closed very steady. Mnr. . 27« 2785 2149 2779 Mny . 2755 2182 2750 2779 July . 2750 2786 2749 2783 Oct. . 2751 2784 2748 2781 Dec. . 2749 2781 27« 217» Spots closed nominal «t 28.34 up 24. Livestock Sale To Be Held At , Elm Grove Farm \j Buyers of livestock over a wide area are expected to attend the auction here Wednesday when .cattle stock of Elm Grove Hereford Farm will be sold by the owner, C. H. Whistle. Included in the sale of 143 heart will be W. H. R. Prlncep Nixon, a Hereford bull which has won top prizes In every contest entered i> . The sale is to begin at noon with a supper to be held TUMday night at Hotel Noble .for town buyers. Weather ARKANSAS — F»!r, continued warm today, tonight and Tm«d«y.