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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ™ E DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST »Pir*NS».a »»™ *.„„ , ^"^ __ XLV—NO. 187 Strike Outlook Gloomy on Coal And Steel Fronts Nation's Industries Showing Effects of Prolonged Walkouts .• By Sterling F. Green : J? WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 — Senator Morse (R-Ore) today Warned the big steel compan- • ies for failure to settle the industry-strangling steel strike. With negotiations dead locked in both the steel walkout and the equally important coal strike—and the nation's industry showing the effects—Morse called on steel producers to grant the 10-cent welfare package proposed by President Truman's i'aet- f hiding board. The major steel companies have expressed willingness to put a pen- sion-insvnancs. plan into effect, but only If the workers contribute to it. Federal Mediation Chief Cyrus Chingr, calling three more steel firms into peace talks starting in Washington Sunday or Monday, reported no "tangible evidence" of progress toward ending the strike. Similar- reports came from coal talks, as negotiators put off further discussions' until Tuesday. Meanwhile, government reports showed output shrinking and layoffs rising in the industries which feed on coal and steel. Morse, a member of (he Senate Labor-committee, told a reporter: "United States Steel Corporation ^ttiust be blamed with major respon- ijRJbility for the economic damage being done to the country. "The American people should tell Mr. Fairless (Benjamin P. Fairless, president of U.S. Steel) and other steel Industry leaders t start placing the public interest before thelr own blind stubbornness.'" Blyfheville Dally Newi BlyUievUle Courier Blytheville. Herald Mississippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MHSSOOW BLVTHEVILL,B, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 19-19 EIGHT PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS The Republican senator declared the way. it'"most regrettable that the steel companies do not put the fact-finding board's recommc-idations Into effect." Conferences Drap In New York conferences droned In New York conferences droned ""' c "V»wn. uorxmim rammed the on between Ching and the parties no £ ain all(l McCulloughs tO[tlie 29;day sleel tie-up He talked 'f 55 to Watson was no_good'i alto TJ S Steel lcaotrs tor sK h" its, "' "^& t!l1 - !atlw ,--xa open. "•"' \Csferdflv PhM> Vin nnf mr^ n.n... The SCr.lttrwi... \*\.f flfUnf" n.*.-.. .*in.. V HAVTI'S (JUEEN—Miss at halftime of the Hayti «ool*.ll Hijtl High School senior « a s clowned homecoming queen hhl , ,„.,,„„ „ .. - —-Jail game in Hayti, Mo., last night by Captain Dawson ol the nd,an 5 Her attendants for the event were am to righl, Rebecca Stewart. Barbara Sue wingfleld an ' rle y Cec 'l and June Gilbert. The Indians won the game 25-0. vungueia, Nas/W/e Slips Chicks Another Bitter Shot of T in 13 - 6 Victory By Harry A. Haincs ' By Harry A. Haincs Courier News Sports Writer ri,-mi, N f A H H y- lI T I ' E< Ark "' Qct 20— Blytheville's Chicluisaws once t ' gl ' r ° ' onre last '»« ht lts were forced to drove o a 1 from the T. lime ran out in the final stanza. Charles Lutes faked to Robert Hud watched Chiekasaw blocks trap the Nashville guard and weavcd down- o a _tto year that Coach Lester Bradlcy'a boys -have run sonal foul penalty" on the Chicks mid a 15-yard romp by Goodrum, Nashville's workhorse. The penalty :ave Nashville a first down at mld- a bruising "battie" of ito'eTniast"of lield ' *"""" tllel ' D " Wi!s mosMy «,„ „.„„ nes most ° r Goodrum although another McCul- loughito-Watson pass for 10 yards quarter, helped. The damage was done when field 36 yards lo score. J. A. Lloyd's g-f kick for the point was wide. It was [£. After a scoreless first , Nashville recovered a Chickasaw " v*<m.ritioii« ^juuuriun snnnea l fumble on the Blytheville 20 and three yard plunge. was 0,11 its way for the game's first touchdown. Goodrum rammed the sesierday rhen he got CIO Piesi- dent Philip Muiray on the tele phone twice, and ^finally invited thiee more firms to take part hi the parlejs Chins said he 'felt It was necessary" 'to bring' Republic- Steel, Jones and Laughlin, and Youngs- lown Sheet and Tube companies Into the talks for two days here but didn't say <*hv ], e f e i t so Murraj, president of , the 450,000 sleel strikers as well as of the CIO will preside at the .parent organi- sation's animal convention opening in Cleveland Monday. Evidently fearful that this would sjall settlement of the steel strike •or at least a week, Ching checked •Murray on that point by telephone "I will be In touch again with Mr. Murray on Monday," he said. Washington's mood was gloomy although hope persisted that private settlement efforts would be speeded up by Mr. Truman's statement on Thursday that Ihe White House does not plan to Intervene. New York Cotton High Low Close 2987 2982 2085 2985 2980 2984 2083 2977 2983 2045 2938 2944-45 2782 2701 2778 2784n N—nominal Dec March May ... July Ocl". Dec 2731 2781 a . The scrapper like dthat pass play and ran the exact pattern again this time Wation gathered in the ball and tiaveled to the Blythevllle eight The highly partisan crowd, jelling for a touchdown, got one. Borrow,Jump Pass Three plaja later, when the Scrappers ,-borrowed John Barnhill's jump pass, McCullough flipped a wabbh, one to Watson to negotiate, those -final eight yards. Callahan's try for. the point was not good and Nashville has a 6-0 lead with two minutes for the second quarter put to bed. ^ Tile Chicks, able to gain steadily with their ground game practically all night, saw nn intercepted pass set up the next Scrapper tally. After taking the Nashville kickoff following the touchdown. Lute, Lnm and Reid alternated carrying the ball and found nice holes in the Nashville line. The Chicks started this drive on their own 34 and advanced on four and five yard knifes into the line to the Nashville 33. A five-yard penalty hurl, but not nearly as much as did Watson's interception of a Lutes pass on the next play. Lutes, who like Mel Hay was rushed when trying to pass by the Scrapper line, threw a high spiral which Watson got under on the Nashville 15. He was dropped there. From there, the Scrappers launch- CIO President Murray Ready To Purge Union of Commies By Harolll IV. Ward report prepared for the annual convention munlsl groups™"* '° '"" '" S lab ° r Unl °" fedcrallo » « «>' Pr°-Com- Murray said so in opening here Monday. feelings toward Communist and pro-Communlsfui The CIO leader was reported ready* lo tell Ihe nth annual convention U. < hu, the CIO. onvenon there is no room in his organization for pro-Communist unions. He also was said to have described the left-wine anti-Murray program as one ot destruction. "The CIO wants none of the communist program," Murray aides said the president's report would declare Persons in position to know said urray would tell the convention: pe chartered the unions, and we an dlsafftlialc them." Murray and other top CIO leaders have threatened lo to,ss all left- wingers off the powerful executive board. They also have laid plans to throw at least three unions led by leftists out of the organization. The •'••*' "•• 5'iM ItttLlUI I. i n C left-wing unions scheduled lo get the boot are the United Electrical \\orkers, the Mine, Mill and Smelter workers, and the Farm F/iulp- mcnt workers. The three have a combined membership of about a half million. Other Unions Involved In addition to these three unions which _ probably have been most of the leadershln O f CIO *••*- *' l^ 11<1UJII£U H UIIVC live from the national CIO a year ago to Join the right wing united auto workers, It had reason to expect being disciplined at next week's convention. The FE forfeiled its right to a delegation In- the con- v-....vsier ventlon by becoming u montlis in Coca Cola arrfars In tt- .. . . .. / *~<L-- ^. an 85-yard march goalward. The :hive was abetted by n 15 yard per- . Goodrum. slipped to the four on a . 13-0 at Halftime McAlfster added two and McCullough went over on a quarterback sneak This , time Cnllahan's kick. was good and both teams retired" for halftime seconds later with Nashville boasting a 13-0 lead. Coaches Russell Moslev and John Staples must have given the Chick linemen a few moot defensive pointers during the halftime Intermission. The Chick defense was tight as a Scotchman the day before payday in the second half Nashville had its back to the wall during the third and fourth quarters but the Scrappers had worked too hard to be denied a victory. During the first four minutes of the first half the teams exchanged punts with Blytheville getting a little the better of the swap, thanks to Lutes' kick out of bounds of the Nashville eight. The hard-driving Goodrum, who deserves much of the credit.'for the Scrapper" win, .picked up a first down on his own 20 but- the Chick forward wall got through, as J. >A Lloyd showed why he still 'can't be counted out for all state. Big Robert Held who once agaii See CHICKS on rage 5 mil \JUEJ \j\jricjQ nivsi mi.rv.ia Matthews Ignores Demands Navy Official Refuses to Give Up Post Etowah Burglary Defendants File Appeal Motions Bonds for Chicago Trio Set by Court At $20,000 Each Defense nllonieys yesterday filed notions seeking an npiKal of the J2-year sentences imposed yesterday on three Chicago men on burglary charges Involving theft of $2,2B5 from a safe lakcn "from the Wll- nouth Slore near Etowah, and Judge Zal B. Harrison fixed the bonds for each of the defendants at S20.000 for tlielr release pending action on the appeals. None of tho three had made bond by noon todny and remained In Ihe county jail lit Osceola. Tlic consecutive sentences of 7 years for burglary and 15 years for grand larceny were pronounced yesterday after n jury verdict of guilty was returned Wednesday night. Convicted were Mnrlln Lane Harry Smith nnd Jack Darg. Denies Perjury Charge Before the court adjourned yesterday afternoon, n dclensc witness entered a plea of Innocent to a charge of perjury nnd his case was continued until the March term of court. He was ordered held under Sl.OOO bond and WHS still in jail al noon today. He wns George Smilh of Chicago, brother of Harry Smith. He was ar- rcsled nnd charged with perjury at the end of Ihe trial. A Chicago woman, who claimed to be in love with Harry Smith, was given a six- months suspended sentence yesterday on a charge of tampering with a jury. She was Miss Georgia Pay Nabors, a night club "hostess". Pronouncing of sentences on a dozen defendants was completed yesterday afternoon, Including setting of nn execution date for a Negro convicted of the murders of a girl and a woman, also Negroes Matthew Ezcll, Turrcll Negro, was sentenced lo be electrocuted Dec. 3 for the strangulation slayings of Eariicstinc Harris, 8, on April 25 and Bernice Brown, 40, on March 5. Democrats Act to Strengthen Hold in Legislative Quarters By .Fatk Bell WASHINGTON, Oct. 29. WV-Senator Anderson (D-NM) predicted today that a get-out-the-vote drive will reverse the usual off-year election trend In 1950 to increase Democratic strength in congress. Anderson, who heads the Demo-+ cralic Senatorial Campaign Committee, told a reporter he thinks President Truman's so-called "Fail- Deal" program will provide the interest that will help bring out the voters in record numbers. "In the off-year elections, when ' there isn't a contest over the presidency, it's always n question of stirring the voters' interests enough to gel them out lo the polls," he said. "If we can get n heavy vote the Democrats not only can hold ihclr own but I believe we can make gains m Congres. And I think all of Ihe discussion over President Truman's domestic program is going to turn the trick." Anderson said Democrats look on the Middle West as the vital battle ground in the conlcst with Ihe Republicans for House and Senate He mentioned Ohio. Indiana. Missouri. Wisconsin, Iowa and Colorado as stales in which the Democrats hope to pick up some senatorial scats. He conceded that in some areas outside the South, tlic Democrats have their work cut out to hce" mcmbcrs of tncir I"" 1 * In of- In the Midwest. Anderson said he hinks the high price support farm "I passed In the last session and now on President Truman's desk others are reported lined up in the left-wing. The Farm Equipment workers union yesterday announced at Chicago it had voted 84 per cent In favor of nierging Us members with the United Electrical Workers, the CIO's lllem , n ^''SS^^-S ]Z^^\ ^ ^"~ Inlernational Harvester Company •'""""need today. plants. Because the PE flaunted a dircc- Frisco Places Orders For 14 Diesel Engines ST. LOUIS, Oct. 29. MV-Thc SI. Loins-San Francisco Railway expects to diescllze two-thirds of ite passenger service by the middle of next year. The railroad is ordering 14 Diesel passenger locomotives and will place Worlcera, the CTO's hemta loc ? mo " vcs and *"' P lace ffiilate. The PK claim, ""?.'" «"''«. Rs la ^ «* they are Hew York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: AT&T Amcr Tobacco ........ naconda Copper . .. Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors ••'"•»* «» v*i.v i '"The juried let Inn do I Murray, eight or nine | auto roriers/' I - rf •Jtwuiing |i IliUIIUl^, 111 arrears In Its per capita Uix to the nalional organization. Allan S. Haywood, CIO vice president said the CIO will not recognize Ihe merger and lhat the UE could not gain larger convention represen- tat.ori by the move, even If it pays „ .,, additional per capita taxes for the « dl ° FE hiembers absorbed ' 5 ocon ^ Vacuum "The .... .- ..'. ' ''Wtbater .. . W 3-4 . 73 1-21 , 28 1-4! 30 1-8 . 58 1-2 . 160 38 1-8 68 will aid the Democrats. The New Mexico senator said lie thinks the Brannan plan of subsidy payments to fanners on perishable crops will be an issue in some states but not In others. Anderson never has been an advocate of this plan, which would let perishable crops find their own price level, with the government boosting the farmers' Income by production payments. Senator Wherry of Nebraska, the Republican lloor leader, told a reporter he Ihinks the Brannan plan will get top billing by the Democrats just aboul everywhere perishable crops arc being grown. "Of course they arc going to make the Brannan plan nn issue " he said. "To the administration's way of thinking the farm bill passed in the last, session is just a temporary one. I don't think the farmers want the Hiannan plan, but we're going to find out in next year's elections '' lowing a plea 'or guilty" cnie7-ed"by a Manila man lo a'chnrgc of burglary and-grand Jarecny in connection with the Etowah theft. Trial of Thomas Morrow wns continued until the March term of criminal court. His wife. Qpal Lee Morrow, also charged with burglary and larceny wns freed afler the charge against her was dismissed yesterday Both were witnesses for the state against Lane, Smith and liarg. Bribery Attempted The jury tampering charge against Miss Nabors stemmed from an attempt to bribe a juror Prosecuting Attorney II. G. Partlow of Blytheville said loday. The attempt misfired, however, when a rclallve she Contacted In Osceola reported Ihe bribe scheme to officers. Mr. Pnrtlow said she offered to pay $500 if any juror could be persuaded to cause a hung jury. Another relative who was serving as a juror In the case was presumed to have been the primary target of her atlempt. Mr. Parllow said Ihe relative she contacted immediately reported the attempt and lhat Ihe other relative on the jury did not know of h<r scheme until her arrest was announced. As tlic term ended. Judge Hnrrl- son named R. H. Wilmouth Sr of Eto«-ah, A. s. Catchlngs Jr. of Bnsscll and Harry Minion of Osceola as jury commissioners to select prosiwctive Jurors for the March term. Other penilcntiary sentences pronounced yesterday by Judge Harrison included the following: Otis Mcnurnettc. five years for See COURTS on I'agc H Vice Artiii. F. T. Sherman Adm. l.onls E, Den i eld ., U o DKNKEI.n AM) POSSIBLE SUCCfSSOH-Adm. Louis B. Dcnfcld Is Montgomery Ward 52 3.4 t shown here marking a telephone call h, his office In Washington alter "" J<J 3 - 8 p "* lto >t f^™ >i«d him from the post of chief of naval operations. central I"t Harvester National Distillers Republic steel Radio unit iy..[,i:. to the i Standard of N J 1 Texas Corp na -, •'- --—... m., |/\*.>b W* l.i,,\Jl ui llttvtll UpVIHU 21 3-8 j rhC Waslli »e lol > P( »t "Us week suggested that Vice Adm. Forrest 21 3-4 •' Sll "man is the probable choice for the post held by Dcnfcld. Sher 12 1-4 j Is commander of Ihe fleet now on maneuvers In the Mediterranean. i 25 ila ' f! " ld ' S ° U5lCr * as said to ' bc "'or ^e good of the country," and a res 13 1-8,°' Uc l>iUjr >ntcr-.s<rvice quarrel In the new defense organization. (AP 61 3-8 | Wirephotos). ult By Ellon C. Fay WASHINGTON, Oct. 29.— (AP) — Secretary of the Navy Matthews, calmly ignoring lawmakers' demands that he quit, combed through a list of admirals today seeking a successor to Louis Denielcl as chief of naval operations. Matthews gave not the slightest indication that he intended to heed angry cries for his resignation from at least two members of Congress. But he declined any comment on that or other statements from congressional ouartei's. When reporters asked him if there was any chance he 'might change his mind about removing Adm Denfeld and giving him some other lob, Matthews said firmly "1 asked the President for authority to make the transfer. I do —Courier News Phot* OSCEOLA UOYAI/TY-shown above is Miss Knte Thompson, os- ceola High School's homecoming queen who reigned over the Semlnoies- Trumann grid contest at Osceota lost night. Miss Thompson was crowned In pre-game ceremonies by Caplain Raymond Meadows ol the Semmoies Her maids were: top row (left to right) Sally Travis, and Prances King Ihlnl row-Dorothy Moore, Betty Bobbins. Nancy Welborn and Shirley Cone, second Row-Peggy Jen, Knrolyn Rose Splece and Blllle Games Mann. First How—llnrbnra Slranoyfclt Truman Signs Notion's Largest Peacetime Military funds: Bill ' ' ' U is Ihe largest inllilnry appropriation In peacetime history The bill finances the Army, thet Navy, [he Air Force, Ihe National ~~ Security Council, the National Se- 5islen ee that funds be provided for CUrlt.V T?r»cnnri'(>« nnn» r ) ....,1 n- . «.. a f)8-Priilln Air T?.n™n. _„„— * , e- curity Resources Board and the Office of Secretary ol Defense for the year ending next June 30. Its total inclutlc3-$12,0495l!24gB In Mor "I»y to pr cash and $2,030302,000 in contract *° ^ rive town authority for which fulure appropriations may be needed. Here's how the cash is split up: For the Army, 54,380,641,208 For Ihe Navy, $1,285.382.200. For the Air Force, $4,088,:i8o,000. For other mllilary opcrjillons, including tho .secretary's office S105- 150,000. The Air Force gets $1,902,755000 and the Navy SG-13.510.OflO of the contract authority. The. bill was the subject of a hot Senate-House fit-Ill over Air Force funds and stockpiling of strategic materials thai would bo needed In event of war. The House 'finally won In Its In- Chest Donors Add $400 to '49 Campaign Contributions to the 1949 Community Chest fund had reached 519,460.10 by noon today, an Increase of S400 over yesterday's total Meanwhile, preparations for a clean-up drive to complete work m the employe's division virre undcr- «'iy. workers for this phase of the drive, headed by R. A. Nelson, will be named at a meeting Monday. The clean-up drive In the em- ploye's division Is scheduled to start 'Hiesday. Collections reported during the past day have changed team bland- Ings In the division competition, The Lions Club remained In the lead today but latest reports showed the second place Klwnnls Club quickly closing the gap. The teams *vcre nearly tied today. The Rotary Club has moved into third place while the P.T.A. team Is fourth. The Jaycee team Is fifth and the Legion sixth. Competition for the Community Chest 'oscars" to be awarded the top-ranking team will close at 5:30 p.m. Monday and the winners will be determined on the basis of the collections reported by that time. Weather Arkansas forces!: Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday, Warmer to- nlghl. Colder in northwest tion Sunday nflernoon. po r- . Missouri forecast: Generally fair tonight and Sunday, warmer southeast tonight; Sunday cooler west and north; low tonight 40 to 50. Minimum this morning-^S3- Maxlmum yeslerclay— 73. Susct today— 5:io. •Sunrise tomorrow— 6:10. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today— none. Total since Jan, I-- 49.49. Mean temperature midway tween high and low;— 58. be— . Mean temperature for Oct.— 65- 58-group Air Force, some ten groups larger than the President proposed, and the final hill carried Monday to provide 1,800 new planes irti Ihls objective. The Senate followed the President's recommendation and wanted only a 48-grmip force, providing for 1,400 new planes. The money difference was more than $700,000,000. But the Senate won In its de maim that the stockpiling program be whittled down. The House wanted no cut In tilts project but the Senate demanded a 5215,000,000 cur tailment. The final result aflc compromise was a $100,100,000 cutback in Ihe stockpiling program. Fourteen bills, including llic new , President. These are nil that are left on Hi legislation approved by Congress I 1U closing days. Deadline for action on the malnlng Important measures midnight, Nov. 1. to intend to go Mnmnr them. Of course -Inough with it." Matthews Undw Aliaelc Vehement insertions that Mat- .hcws should leave the Defense Department came from Senator Knowland (R-Cnlif) and Rep. Bates (Ft- Mass). Bates Is n member of the House Armed Services Committee which heard Fcnfcld and most of the other high command of the three armed forces testify In the bitter military wrangle over unification. He said -Matthews, vvlio was nairi- cd to his Job last spring, "Is absolutely unfit to hold the office; his naval experience is nil and he can't even row a boat." From his hoina at Mllledgevllle, Ga., Chitlrnmn Viiuon of the House committee said Denleld had been made to "walk the plank" because of his testimony two weeks ago that the Navy's . attack power is being ruined In the Pentagon. Viiison sa[d the committee will look Into benfcld's ouster 'when Congress,.coii.vohes next January,- --•'::. v.jrejrtrei'r*- askeU MSUhbws* it- DC nf eld's removal "Is In any way a. reprisal?" " . '"Not in the silghlest," the Navy secrclar yanswercd. Deiifeld's testimony, he said, was; "not the deciding factor In the decision to remove him. Yesterday Secretary of Defense Jonnson went on record along the same line. In a telegram answering a protest from Bates, Johnson denied that Dcnfcld was fired because of his testimony. The reason, Johnson Implied, was thai the admiral lacked qualifications for the Job. Maftlicws Still at Old Past' Matthews said Denfeld would continue as chief of naval opera-, tlons "until his future duties ate determined and a successor named." The secretary said he had not yet decided on a successor and therefore had submitted no nomination to either President Truman or Johnson. Matthews stepped around all di- —.. .,.„.,, .ui.n.iunj. t,,,,; , l( . w muunews sicppcu around all dl- larm bill, still await action by the reel questions about whether Adm l J [CSlilt*nF. T* i r~i. _.. . . Forrest Sherman, now commander ol the sixth task licet In the Med- .v, .-.** .,,, tn.ii, am; LUII, yn me ", nn. ;jt,\ L ii nioiv j i L, i; i in me avlcu- Whlle House docket of Ihe mass ot Itcrronean, would be Ihe new commander of Ihe navy. There are a number of names j- lhat might be considered, a num- Is | ber of names that I have thought about," he said. $50 Million Endowment Offer To Natchez College Withdrawn NATCHEZ, Miss., Oct. 20. </TV-Ccorge W. Armstrong, Sr., withdrew his offer of a $50,000,000 endowment for Jefferson Military College last night. Today the trustees were to meet to determine if the 117-year-old school with an enrollment of 47 students must close for lack ol funds The 84-year-old Mississippi and Texas oil man said he withdrew his offer because of a statement by three trustees of the school "repudiates" a condition of the endowment. That condition called for changes*In the charier lo bar all persons of African or Astallc descent and to operate the college primarily for Christians. After Armstrong withdrew his offer, Stanley N. Murphy, chairman of the trustees' executive committee, told newsmen: "It Is onvlous why we couldn't accept Judge Armstrong's offer under his terms. We don't need money that badly. We could close the school first." Murphy said that Armstrong made his offer last Feb. 14 asking only that persons of African and Asiatic descent be barred from the school and that Ihe number ol trustees be cut Irom 12 to five, of which the Judge Armstrong foundation would name three. He said nothing appeared obfec- tlonal- In the request. But later, Murphy added, Allen Jack Armstrong, son of the oil man, told newsmen without author- isation of the trustees that the school would teach "the superiority of the Anglo-Saxon and Latin American races." "That," Murphy said, "mas utterly foreign to the thinking of all other n members of Ihe board of trustees. All the confusion apparently originated when young Armstrong made slatcmcnts about his father'* «ndowmeat Intentions," | Armstrong's withdrawal of his offer was contained m a letter to Elliot Trimble, public relations counsel for the school. It sp.Id: "I observe thai Mr. Gerard Bran- tinn (one of Ihe trustees) and others published a slalemcnt which they submitted to me Oct. 27 and which I do not approve. I made an agreement with the executive commltlce of Jefferson Military College regarding the amendment of the charter which called for the exclusion of persons of 'Asiatic and African 1 descent, which their statement repudiates. "Therefore, I have concluded to withdraw my offer lo endow the college and give my estate to the Judge Armstrong Foundation, now under attack by the Truman New Deal administration." Itc did not explain In what manner the foundation Is under attack. At Fort Wo'rth, Tex,, however Ueverly V. Thompson, Jr., foundation secretary, said Armstrong ap- parenlly referred to efforls by Ihe Inlerna! Revenue Department to remove the foundation's tax exemption as a charitable organization. • "I »m not opposed to the Jewish and Negro races as such," Armstrong's statement continued, "but am opposed to mongreliiallon,"

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