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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS .THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPKR OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XIA't—NO. 48 Blythevlllt Courier Blytheville Dally Newt Mississippi Valley Leader Bli'theville Herald BI,YTHKVILI,B, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY', MAY 18, 1950 TWENTY PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* Big Three Plan Protests on Red uerman 'Police' Separate Objections May Be Made to Arming of Forces By JOHN SCAI.l WASHINGTON, May 17. (yh—The United States, Britain and France may send separate protests to Moscow soon denouncing Russia's move in arming an East German police force. Diplomatic officials .said today the -'-ay was cleared for such protests over the weekend by the Blp Three foreign ministers meeting in London. Secretary of State Acbeson, It was learned, LI ccess fully urged a joint American-British -French protest, to call world attention to what he believes is creation ol an "Illegal" Russian puppet army in Ens tern Germany. British Foreign Minister Bevin and French Foreign Minister Schu- mun objected to taking joint action, saying it might create tear in v/estern Germany and arouse a demand for (A) security guarantees which the West is unprepared io give and (B) equal armaments for the smr.ller West German police force. ^MM fief a Is said it was decided af- j^- much discussion to refer the matter to the Western ambassadors in Moscow, with the understanding they can Issue separate but parallel notes to the Russian Foreign Office within the next few weeks. Reliable information indicates lhp Russians are equipping about 40,000 East Germans with tanks, armored equipment and other weapons associated with an army rather than a police force. State Department experts fear tbis may be an effort to create the nucleus of a full-fledged, Russian- backed army. Kurt Schumacher, West German Socialist leader who U well-informed on conditions in East Germany, said in a speech in Berlin Monday that the Soviets intend to build an army of 350,000 to 400,000 men in their occupation zone. ' State Department officials also have heard this report. In addition, they have picked up rumors that Russia may institute conscription In an effort to get the needed manpower for a force of this size. —Courier News Photo BICYCLE TROPHIES—Dave Holder, six-year old son of Mr. and Mrs, Worth D. Holder, looks approvingly at trophies donated by the Bicycle Institute of America for the Blythevillo bicycle races to be held June 16. These trophies will be the grand prizes for the best participants in the entire event. Judging will be based on safety, riding ability and parade decorations. Young Holder already has made plans to obtain his bike to enter in the parade. Committee Okays Cut In Tax Refund Interest WASHINGTON, May 18. (fl>>—The House Ways and Means committee voted today to cut to two per cent the interest rate the government pays on overpayments of taxes that later are refunded. arid Coal Firm Facing NLRB Charge CHICAGO, May. IS. (AV) — The government • has decided to press unfair labor -practices charges against''John.U Lewis' United Mine Workers and an Illnois Coal Company in KID case of a Canton, 111., miner. The miner, Lloyd Sidener, 45, filed the charges' under Ihe Tnft- Hart-ley labor law. He was ousted March 7 as UMW local president at Canton. The union fined him $50,000 and $25 for every day he might work in the future. Sidener said the union fired him for trying to obey a federal court's back-to-work orcier. The union's state officers said he was ousted for trying to set up a "dual" or rival unton. Ross M, Madden, regional director of the National Labor Relations oBard in Chicago, issued a complaint against the union and the United Electric Coal Companies ycs- terday. m Maddcn's office said U acted after efforts to settle the dispute "informally" had failed. It set June 20 for a hearing at Canton,. The NLRB complaint sav5 the Canton UMW local fined Sidener, a shovel engineer at the coal company's Buckhart mine near Canton, when he tried to resume work during the coal strike last February. It "stato.s that the union later caused the compan yto fire Sidener March 13 by threatening to call a strike at the mine. 'Hie rate now is six percent,. The* committee decided to keep-at 6 per- , cent the rate the taxpayer must pay if he is late with his'payments. At present, the government pays nut about $100.00,0.000 a v )ycar. h\. interest on taxoverpay refunded. Staff experts advised the committee that cutting the rate from six to two percent would save the government J67.000.000 a year. Some big taxpayers are suspected in fact of deliberately overpaying their taxes in order to collect the six percent, interest': rates; 'being what they are—and bond yields ns low as they are—an overpayment of taxes is one of the most profitable safe itivesttneiits a man with surplus money can make. Written Into New Bills The proposed cut is being written into the new tax bills the committee is drafting. It has made a number of proposed cuts in taxes. The most controversial of these, at least within the committee, is a proposed, drop ueans a savings to persons with iconics taxed le-s than 50 per cent. • Those with higher income, luxes nay . compute : profits from' such nsacUCms separately, in wh case these profits cannot be taxed nbfe I nan 25 per cent. Lasses from such deals may be partially dethicl- ed in computing taxes on other income. If the stocks, bonds or otlic. property are held for less than si* rnonths .Uircy are taxed under the regular income tax rates. Nationalists Hail Chushan Retreat As Great Victory Withdrawn Troops Get Big Welcome on Island of Formosa TAIPEI, May 18. (A 1 )—Nationalist China today welcomed RS heroes the 150,000-troops who withdrew from Chushan Island without firing a shot. President and Madame Chiang Kai-shek gave each of them seven Formosan dollars—about 70 cents each. The people gave them bananas, watermelons, cake.s and sandwiches. Laudatory banners greeted them everywhere. Speakers extolled them. Their fcnt in slipping out of Chn- shan was hailed RS a great strategic victory. The soldiers and officers disembarked from transports singing and shouting "Long live President Chiang," "Long live Madame Chiang," 'Long live the Republic of China." i The title of the song they sang 1 was "Safeguard Formosa." Bring Full Equipment Madame Chiang in a welcoming speech, said "We realize how difficult your task has been. This Ls our last bastion against the Communists and we hope you will fight bravely in iU> defense." The troops looked pretty tough. They brought their full equipment. The holds of the transports were crammed with mortars, gren- dcs and other apparatus of war, Schools were given early vaca- ions to provide quarters for the In- ,ux of troops. All in all. more people worn winging around to the official view hat the Nationalist withdrawal rom Chushan was the, best thing vhich could have happened from long range viewpoint. But there veic sttll .strong undercurrents of .oubt and apprehension. Compared to Dunkirk The official Central Daily News, gnoring some obvious dissimilar! - ies, compared (lie ret resit with Dunkirk. One newspaper claimed nore than 20.GOO GMnishan civilians vnre evacuated along with the iroops. Another said thousands of civilians wept, when the Nationalist Forces pulled out. 1 -' Cho Shu-ping, a high official of the refugee Chekinng provincial government, -snid'the 'Chuahnn-.peo- ple helped the retiring troops In every way. The soldiers in gratitude left them-'500 tons of rice. All accounts agree that the Reds did not know the Nationalists were abandoning Chiishfm until the withdrawal was almost completed. FKKKI) FLIKKS A 1C III YK IN HAWAII—RCftr Adm. John E. Glng rich (center) greets Marine Master Sgt. Elmer C. Bender (left), ot Gin cinnati and Chicago, and Navy Chief Elect i [clan's Mate WiHinm C Smith (right) of Long Bench, Calif,, upon their arrival at Pearl Harbor T, H,, by Niivy plane from the Orient. The two American fliers v-'er liberated after being held prisoners 18 mouths by the CommnnisLs 1: China. Navy doctors said both need rest and vitamins. (See story o Page 10.) AC Wire photo via radio from Honolulu). 12-NationBody For W. Europe Defense Set Up Development of Necessary Armed Forces Ordered by Pact Ministers LONDON, liny 18. (AL 3 )—Atlantic Pact foreign ministers set up a permanent high command tonight and ordered it to develop ihe armed forces necessary for the defense of Western Europe. *Each of the 12 member foreign ministers will tipiwlnt a deputy to serve on the permanent committee. The appointments will be made "ivltli the lenst possible delay" so that the deputies can proceed to ttp]K)inl n full-time chairman from nmoiiK their . icmbeis, (.he foreign ministers announced In a commim- tiiue at the close of their tour day session. This was In line with an agreement, to set up a high command to block Communism, whether it tries tinned attack or "Trojan Weather Arknnsns Partly cloudy and not much change In temperatures with widely' scattered afternoon or evening thundershov-nrs tonight and Friday. Missouri forrcust: Thumlershow- ers tonight, central and east Friday, becoming locally severe central and west tonight and east Fri- MTTLE CHANGE day. Becoming partly cloudy w Friday afternoon. Warmer east tonight, cooler Friday, Low tonight 65-68 cast: high Friday, 80 southeast. Minimum this morning—62. Maximum yesterday—92. Sunset today—6:58. Sunrise tomorrow—4:55. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m today—none. Total since Jan. 1—29.33. Mean temperature (midway be I ween hi£h nnd low—77. This Pule T.nst Year Minimum this morning—67. Maximum yesterday—91. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date from 25 to 16 percent In the tax on long-term capital gains. Hie main argument (here is whether'the cut in taxes on stock and bond deals would help speculators more than it would the nation's economy. The, proposal, approved by the House Ways and Means Committee yesterday, would apply to trading real estate and commodities, well as to stocks nnd bonds. The committee's action brought an immediate dispute among its members. Rep. Combs (D-Tex) called the suggested cut 'grossly inequitable." ind said its main benefits would IO to stock market speculators and ligh-bracket, taxpayers while those the lower brackets would suffer. Rep. Lynch (D-NY) countered by calling the committee action an 'excellent" move which would stimulate business find add $100,000,0011 year to the government's income. ] Would Cut Tax Rate | Tf approved by Congress, the committee recommendation would have this effect: 1. The maximum tax on long- term capital gains would be slashed from the present 25 per cent to 16 per cent. 2. A capital asset would have to be held only three months—instead of six—in order for its sale to be considered as either a gain or n los for income tax purposes. The first, provision would apply to transactions by individuals only; the second would apply to deals by both individuals, and corporations. By law, a gain or loss from the sale of such property held longer than six months may be computed alone; with other income and deductions for tax purposes. This Jonesboro Bank Robber Hunted JONESBORO. Ark., M!\y 18. No developments were reported to day in a widespread search to a lone gunman -vho robbed th Peoples National Bank of $18.37 here yesterday. The pistol-packing _]-ol)V>cr. mask ed only by colored glasses, force two tellers to put the cash in paper bag. Then he walked out ol the building, ran down an alley, jumped into an automobile and raced away. The hold-up took place during the noon hour while there were four employes and no customers in the bank. LittleSpeculation On FEPC Debate Both Sides Silent On Possible Result Of Senate Test Vote 400 Missco Entries in Balanced Farming Approximately '100 Mississippi County farmem have entered the Arkansas Bahmccd Karminy ConLasl, D. C. Neul, county supervisor of the Farmers Home Administration, Horso" conquest. llnd Speculation Continuing their meeting here, the foreign ministers of the 12 Atlantic Pact nations disclosed last night anil-lied clef case mcnsuras would be directed, and coordinated by a permanent council of Lhelr deputies, probably headed by an American. Kurorienn newspapers .have been full of s|x;cnlntioji about who the council head would he. Those in- cltided W. Avrell Harrlman, roving ninhnssador for the Marshall Plan; Robert A. Lovctt, former undersecretary of stnlc; Gen, Omar A. Bradley, chairman of the U. S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen. Dwfghfc D. Elsenhower, wartime supreme allied commander in Europe. A communique announcing th* new setup Is scheduled to be Issued when 'the foreign ministers end their meeting tonight. Will Have Two Jobs The permanent council < r ill hav* two main jobs. First, it must work out n tlniA schedule for rearming — for the Bond Returned To Buddy Hall OSCEO1.A. May 18—Bond of $100 was returned to Buddy Hall, 17- year-old Jonesboro youth, here today when officers failed to tile :hargcs in connection with a bad .Irlvins case. Deputy Prosccutins Attorney Ralph Wilson said today. Hall posted the bond after he '.vas caughl by police fo!loc:in(! two-hour chase through Mississippi Rains Cut Colombia's and Crittcndcn Counties last Saturday morning. He pleaded guilty in Wosl Memphis Municipal Court yesterday to a charge of reckless driving and was fined $25 dollars and sentenced to 10 days in Jail. The jail sentence was suspended. Rives C. Allen Dies at Home; Rites Friday Rives C. Allen, 44. Blytheville florist, died at his liomn al 412 Chicknsnwua Avenue about 3:30 a. m. todny. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. B. Ft. Allen, Mr. Allen was born in Mississippi and came to Blytheville with his family when a child. He has been engaged in the operation of Allen's Flowers in recent years. Previously he was engaged in the oil business Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bernice Womack Allen; one son. R. C. Allen, ."'.; and two brothers, B. J. Allen and W. S. Allen, all of Hlythevile. Funcra services will be conducted tomcrrow afternoon at 3 o'cock in the First Presbyterian Church, of which Mr. Allen was a member, by the Rev. Harvey T. Kidd, pastor. Burial will be tn E'mwood Cemetery. Holt Funeral Home Is in charge. The body wjll lie in state ,il Ihe church for two hours prior to services. Pallbearers will include Jack Garrigan, S. C. Owens, Matt Scruggs. ,1. O. Trelschman, F. F,. Black and H. G. Partlow. WASHINGTON, May 18. (W — Neither side was doing much advance .speculating today about the size of the vole on the question of petting a fair employment practices (PEPC) bill before the Senate, For nltnost two weeks, the Senate has been carrying on a sporadic debate over the question of whether the civil rights measure should be taken up for action. A petition Io put a hall to the talk—a so-called cloltire petition— has ben signed by 40 Senators—26 Republicans and 14 Democrats. To clamp a time limit on the debate will take the votes ' of U4 of the 06 Senators. -,. / • , ' . >: The vc*?', r !i'i scheduled for noon (EST) tomorrow. : Senator Russell (D-Ga"), directing strategy for the Southern forces fighting FEPC, wouldn't hazard . n guess nn the vote except to renew his prediction that opponents will fall short of the fi4 they need. Democratic Leader Lucas of Illinois has refrained from making any victory claims. He snid his side apparently will lose the vote of Senator Murray (D-MonU because of the death yesterday ol Mrs. Murray. Would Urin^r Filibuster Even if Southerners .should! lose their tight against Lucas' motion to bring the bill up for consideration, they could filibuster ngnnst the bill itself once before the Senate. The bill would create a federal commission to enforce ,-. ban on discrimination in employment because of race, creed or color. Senator Long '(D-La), without using the word filibusterv told the Senate last night that he find his Southern colleagues -sill carry on the figbl, if necasMiry, "until the last flicker of strength leaves their bodies." Only part way through his speech when the Senate quit ;or the night. Long referred to the FI?PC n-s "a monstrosity" and as "vicious, socialistic legialslmn." It Would subject millions of Americans "to harawmciu, to prosecution, to investigations and to every form of odious deprivation of their rights," lie said. Number of Civi/ions In Government Jobs Reaches 2,090,925 WASHINGTON, May 10. M')— The number of civilian workers in the executive brunch of the government totaled 2,000.825 nt Hie end of March, the Civil Service Commission salt! today In n monthly report. The total included 145,505 temporary census workers nnd wits 140.5L7 higher than at the end of February. .. . House Group Okays Longer Rent Control WASHINGTON. May Ifi, fAP) — The House Hanking Committee voted 13 to four today for another year of federal rent control. The bill provides, however, lha controls will end December 31 tn cltIrs that do not vote to continm them until June 30, 1051. The present rent control law ex pircs at the end of next month. The committee's action sends It. bill to the House. The measure sponsored by Chairman Spence CO 1. Continuation of the fcdcra Ky), has main provisions: control ixiwers to June 30. 1951. 2. Increased "local option" pro visions whereby localities can dc Icrmtnc whether they want furthe controls. A city would have th power at any time to vote out con trol.s. Once taken off, no rent cci' Inijs could he reiniposcd in a par Ocular locality. 3. Rent controls Io end aul>>mali~ cnlly in December In all localities where the local KCiverninx body or the people in referendum do not decide to continue the control. 1 ; to •lime 30, 1051. +nnnounccd today. I The contest is sponsored annual- f by the Arkansas Power and Light utnpany and I lie Arkansas Press ssociatlon. Those Iwo organizations will ward nearly $3,000 In cash prizes i winners in the state contest. In addition to the stale pd/cs, rkansns-Missourl Power Company ill award $100 Io winners In Mls- Isslppl County. State winners In the Arkansas Balanced Farming Contest auto- tiatically become winners In the Mant-to-Prosper contest, sponsor- tl by the Memphis Commercial Appeal. ., • V - . : 4 ~ '•-' Increased •}nlcrc. i >t In £l>U county .his year Is attributed '" : to acreape controls on cotton nnd Impending controls on soybeans. ' r The Agriculture Extension Serv- cc. Farmers Home Administration iiid vocational agriculture and veterans teachers are co-operating to iromote interest in the contest In his county. Entry blanks may l>e obtained 'rom any of these county orgnnl/.H- .ions. Deadline for entries ts May 31. Entries must be in the office 'of the Arkansas Press Association, Little Rock, by that date. It's Hot at Last; Mercury Hits 92 At long last—it's hot !No fooling, warm weather has finally moved In on Illy the vklle after as coy n flirtation as any high school sophomore ever made with a senior queen. Weather observer Robert E. Blaylock today reported that yesterday's temperature moved to a year's high of 02 degrees, previous hl(jb tom- peraturc for the year was Tuesday's 00 degrees. New York Cotton Open High Ixiw Close July 3239 3204 3286 3294 Oct 3145 3loS 3141 3153 Dec ,. 3134 3148 3131 3145 Mar 3137 3153 3135 3149 May 3134 3151 3133 3H5 Coffee Crop by Half BOGOTA, Colombia. May 18. Ol 1 ) —Prolonged rains have slashed Colombia's codec crop by nearly 50 per cent and imperilled the nation's economy, a government spokesman said today. Colombia's Income hinges largely on collec exports which arc the main source of the country's dollar exchange. Officials fear that. If Ihe rains continue, the country may face a financial crisis. Heart Campaign !s Falling Short Dr. 1.. D. Masscy of Osceota. chnlrman of the 10!>0 Henri campaign for funds In Mississippi County, reported today that only $1,531.07 of a 53,300 quota had been collected here. The state report on April 2G showed a total of S25.535.4fi collected as hompared to a goal ol $52.930. 1 Named to Retail Merchants Board J. L. West brook. Jr., and Barney Cock re 11 yesterday were apf*olntctl to the board of directors of the Retail Merchants Division ot the Chamber of Commerce, Worth Holder, secretary, announced totlny. One other vacancy remain. 1 ;, Mr. Holder -said. The bonrd met yesterday aftcr- I noon to discuss plan,-; which are to Larvacide Program Begins The larvacide proprnm which has been conducted in BlyLheville for the past few years through the cooperation of the City of Bljlhc- villc and the Malaria Control Division of the Slate Health Department got underway yrsttrday aflernoon. A four-man crew started Ihe spray program in Rlythcville and will continue Ihe spraying of any Insect breeding places throughout Ihe summer months, according fn W. O. Stinnett, director tf th* Malaria. Control Division tn this county. Mr. Stinnett saul thai people knowing of stand En? water that has not been sprayed should notify him In order that (he spray program would he as effective as possible in combating mosquitoes. The city pays for llin labor and furnishes Ihe materials and the health department provides Ihe equipment and technical supervision. 16 Die in B-29 Crash PONTA DELGADA, Azores, May 18. (>D—A B-29 bomber crashed off the runway at La gens Field last night and burst into r'ames, killing all 16 persons aboard. Unofficial reports said the U. S. Air Force plane hit an automobile parked off the field. The plane caught fire immediately and burned In a few minutes. Fourteen men were burned beyond, recognition. Harold Ohlrndorf of Osccola was [be disclosed later. The next mect- co-chalrmnn in Mississippi County, ing Is .scheduled for May 25, New York Stocks Closing Quotation*: AT&T.. Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper .. . Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola CJcn Electric Gcri Motors Montgomery Ward .. N Y Central . .... Inl Harvester . . National Distillers Republic Stcc] Hadio . . . Socony Vacuum Studebaker Standard of N J .. Texas Corp J C Penney U S Steel Sears Southern Pacific ... 161 on 3-8 32 7- 3G 3- 151 1-2 50 85 5-8 51 5-8 14 1-3 20 1-4 22 33 3-4 20 18 3-4 34 5-8 . H 3-4 CS 1-2 . 59 1-4 . 32 5-8 . 45 . 54 1-2 Railroads Face New Strike Threat making and allocation ot arms the drawing up -of flnnl military plans—so the. can feel sure of stopping Russian aggression If it comes. Second, It must bolster the economics of the Western nations so that the large Communist parlies in countries like, France and Italy will find less discontent to exploit, The 12 nations which agreed on this plan nre the United Stales, Canada, Britain, France, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal and Iceland, Agreement was achieved only after considerable soul-searching by some European members who fear they will be used only as expendable bflsef) In the: event of ^Russian armed < aggression. They' were told the West must adopt a bold strategy of strength, of winning Russian respect by a display of power, U'onlff Strike. Subtly ' If war come.s, however, the Idea Is for Ihe West to strike eastward as swiftly as possible in a bid to save Western Europe from being conquered. One American delegate to 'the meeting saUl its results have been "very .satisfactory." Apparently it was a diplomatic victory for U.S. .Secretary of State Acheson, who came to Europe will] a feeling that speed anil determination are necessary to save the West, The Americans want the new organization to Inspire confidence In European allies and to encourage them toward greater efforts In In- ' rius trial production and economli recovery. There was general agreement that In forming the allied armed forces, duplication of effort must be avoided. Tn the past, each nation has tried to provide all the essentials of armed defense for itself, cv<m though some branches were Insufficient or Inefficient. To Br. More Spcciali/nllon Informed .sources Indicated there now Is to be more specialization. They were silent about what assignments each nation would get. There has been considerable speculation that continental countries would be asked to specialise In ground forces, leaving the naval and air defenses largely to Great Britain and the United States. The permanent council, heart of Hit whole system, will choose l(.s own chieftain. His qualifications will include an international reputation which can command respect, plus ability to get things done without wasting time. Existing Atlantic Pact committees will assist the high command. These groups include specialists In supply, finance ministers, defense ministers and the military committee of generals. The high command will stay In session almost continuously to make decisions as fast as questions arise. Great Western; Chicago. Rock Island and Pacific; Davenport. Rock CHICAGO. May IB, (AP>—Ten Midwestern and Western rail roads were threatened today with A strike j Island and Northwestern; Denver Tuesday niorniiiK by 6.000 switch-j and Rio Grande Western: Great men. | Northern; Minneapolis The wr*lfeout was called night) Louis: Northern Pacific and St. Terminal Soybeans CHICAGO, Soybeans; May July Nov Jan 1 18. (,T>,—Closing High Low Close 292?;. 281 -M 291 294 288}; 292 219V. 217*1 218 220 218?; 319 by the AFI. Switchmen's UiilDii of; Company of Oregon; St. Paul Un- North America in a wage dispute, j 1 f >n Depot Company: Sionx City II came lc« than 48 hours after j Terminal Railway Company, and settlement of U>e crippling six-day j Western Pacific Railroad Corn- firemen's strike against five of the nation's carriers. The threatened walkout is not directed against any of the recently struck lines. Union Prc-siilcnt. Arthur J. Glover said In Washington the strike was set to cnforrc demands for 48 hours pany. The strike deadline was announced as 6 a.m. local lime. A spokesman for the Association of Western Railways said .witch tcnlcrs. yard foremen, ynrd brake- and helpers would be affected by the strike. The union, he said. 40-hour work-week. The] represents about 10 per cent of the the five operating i men doing this class of work on not affected by the nation's carriers. The others- some 90,000—are members of the Brotherhood ol Railroad Trainmen. All mediation machinery under the National (Uallwayl l^abor Acl pay for union, otie of brotherhoods, the 1949 decision by presidential emergency boards giving the 40- hour work-'»cck to non-operating workers. Wnulfl Hit 10 Unrs • The. strike action. Glover tald. will be directed against the Chicago has been exhausted. Glover said, and the union was Irte to call a strike. However, a presidential fact- finding board In a report to President, Truman on April 19 had suggested the switchmen's case would lie passed upon after hearing similar cases by two other operating unions, the Trainmen ana the Order of Railway Conductors. The board has been holding hearings here tor two months and Its report Is due June I. The switchmen contended its case deserved a separate board. "We rc/use to wait," Glover said In announcing the strike action. "We have waited long enough. We followed the law and we expect to be treated as law abiding citizens and as a law p abiding union." Glover said that "most of American Industry has had a basic 40 hour work week tor years. That's all we want." Fie added that more than a million vail workers have been on a basic 40 hour work week since September, 1948. Lie Soys Stalin in 'Hale And Hearty' Condition MOSCOW. May 18. U')— United Nations Secretary-General Trygve says Prime Minister Stalin Is hale and hearty. Me. who talked with Stalin for i hour and a half on Monday, told reporters the generaltssimr* ' "was as healthy and lively as he was In 1946." "All these rumors about his health arc lies and false." LSc said. "Maybe they are wishful thinking on the part of some people." Lie last talked to the Russian leader when he was in Moscow lour years ago. N. O. Cofton Open High Low Close July 3274 3285 3274 3131 Oct 3140 3152 3131 3149 Dec 3129 3141 3124 3138 Mar 3135 3147 3130 3145 May 3133 31« 3129 3140

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