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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 190 Blyth»Ylll» D»Uy N*«* Bljrth*viU» Courier Blythcvlll* Herald WlxsJisippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE. ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1949 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Bolivian Fighter Plane Collides With Big Airliner WASHINGTON, Nov. 1. (AP)_A Bolivian fighter plane collided in the air with an Eastern Airlines plane near the National Airport today, plunging the airliner with its 63 passengers and crew to the ground at the Potomac River's ^ Airport police and military authorities reoprted 25 bodies recovered an hour later but feared the loss of life was heavier. The Red Cross said it had reports of 32 persons taken to hospitals. '" The discrepancy in first figures might have beeii due to uncertainty as to whether some of those removed to hospitals were still alive. The fighter plane carried only the pilot One of those aboard the passenger plane was reported to be Rep. jvic Leaders Grange Forum : or Blytheville C. of C. Officials Invite Experts Here for ' Planning Sessions A town forum, with approximately 0 Arkansas business and govern- lent men recognized for experl- George J. Bates, Massachusetts Republican. There was no immediate word as to his fate. Eastern Airlines listed him as a passenger. The smaller plane plunged ' into the Potomac and .sank. The pilot, Rios Bridoux, 28, presumably was lost. His flEhler plane was a F-3*, recently bought from Ihe United States. Bridoux had been testing the plane before flying it lo Bol- The airliner was a four-engine DC-4. It cleared Boston this morning and, after a stop at New York, was coming hi for a landing at Washington at the time of the collision. Government officials said the Bolivian goverimient brought two P- 38 planes from the U.S. about three or four weeks ago for the Bolivian Air Force. jifc The collision occurred about half JP mile south of the airport over Mount Vernon Boulevard which runs from the nation's capitol through Alexandria, Va., to Mt. Vernon, the home of George Washington. Witnesses Tragedy P. M. Clifford oj Washington who witnessed the collision, estimated the planes were About 300 feet in the air. He said the smaller plane, plunged into the potoma:-and disappeared: "•I was driving soutli when ••! -suddenly looked up," Clifford said "I saw .a ball of firevand a trai of, srncticB! about. 300 feet, above the " ground ancTbne plane''filling.""•'<V- : - ''I 'parked my car and ran to the 'riVeVibank. I saw them bring a worn an;'but .of the "wreckage and''sev- eral nien. They were terribly bat-' tered- i could not- stand to !o<>k any more." County Hospital Election Sought Technicalities Cause Delay in Decision By Court Official A new move to obtain another county court order calling for special election on a J200.000 county hospital bond Issue was delayed yesterday afternoon at a session of the court In Osceola on a technicality that could force postponement of such an election for more than a year. Called off three weeks ago because new poll books were not available hi time for the first scheduled vote on the isue, the second move to set up the bond election was stalled yesterday when doubts arose as to whether the court was legally in session. County Judge Green, after a half- hour debate by attorneys, adjourned the court until Friday. In the meantime, attorneys representing groups for and against the bond issue are scheduled to check further as to whether yesterday's session was valid. • The technicality, as to whether the court was legally.In session yesterday arose from the" fact that a session Oct. 10 was not adjournec so as to keep the court term "alive.' Oscar Fendler, representing him self arid more than llo other North Misisslppi County citizens, cited Arkansas'statutes which he said re- quired-toat_ the county court be le Farm Bureau Resolutions Unit to Meet JE-fThe 30-memucr committee on ^Resolutions for adoption at the annual meeting of [he Mississippi County Farm Bureau, and for State Convention ot the Farm Bivr- e.-ui Federation as well, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday for a dinner meeting at the Hotel Noble. H. C. Knappenherger, vice-president of. the Mississippi County Farm Bureau, today announced the plans for the meeting. Tile state convention Is slated for November 21 and 22 in Little Rock, after the county's annual meeting at the Jaycec Building in Blytheville, November 9. The resolution committee is composed of J. N. Smothermnn. Hildred Bunch, E. M. Rcgenold. Mr. Knap- lienrrerger, E, A. Stacy. C. F Thompkins. E. H. Burns, A.M. Rogers, C. J. Lowrancc, Ben F. Butler. Charles Rose. Leroy Carter. Bob lirvant. Fred Flcemnn and Chester ^Idtvell. B. o. West. M. J. Koehlcr. Stanley Fradcnburg, Lloyd Oodley, .1 E. Grain. R. E. Lee Wilson III. V. O Mann. Hays Sullivan, Fnber White A. C. Spellings. H. F. ohlendorf. Godfrey White, Allan Segravcs. Howard Perkins and I,. I.,. Ward. Jr. Electrical Workers 'Act To Pull Out of the CfO CLEVELAND. Nov. 1. (ffi —The United Electrical Workers, spearhead of the CIO's rebellious left 'ting, today announced it was with- hoMing any further dues to the CIO—a certain first step toward its ouster. In a defiant statement accusing CIO lenticrship of following a "program of raiding, union-busting and Red-baiting hypoc acy," u.E. President Albert j. Fitzgerald said the next step "is up to the CIO." U.E. delegates walked off the contention floor shortly afterwards, litzgerald said they were going Pome. U. E. officers have not been attending the convention although delegates were there. There tvns little doubt that President Philip Murray of the CIO would accept the challenge quickly. The groundwork for removing the U.E.. which Fitzgerald says pays dues for 450.000 members, was laid by constitutional changes approved last night for action by the CIO convention today or tomorrow. Soybeans - °P*in High Low Close KOV 22i.?i 225^i 221!i 224 1 - Dcc J 224?i 227H 223% 226 1 " Mch 225»i 227 224 226'5 May 224:4 225U 223',i 2!5Ci Ions the ^erm. , ; When not *o adjourned. Mr. Fend ler 'said7-the term .lapses and th court then 1 cannot convene withou posting a.' lO-Ua.y» notice required by the statutes. N» Nctlce Posttd such notice was posted for th se-ision yesterday. .Judge Green said that in the rusr of business conducted at the Oct. 1 session he had not teclinically ad Journed it. If. by Friday, attorneys for th bond issue sponsors find proof Urn this statute does not affect count court proceedings. Judge Green wl then act on the order they are seek ing. However, If the present sltuatio stands, Friday's session can not be legally convened for the same rea son Mr. Pendler said that yester day's session was not valid. In this event, no action on sue an order could be taken before Nov & because of the requirement of 1 days notice of a county court ses sion. If no order lor a special election entered by the county court beior Nov. 8, then no special election ca be called this "year. The Arkausa. constitution provides that no spe cial elections can be called il no called prior to one year before th date for a general election. The gen eral election date this year is Nov. and the next will be early in No vember, 1950. New Tax Levies Involved Sponsored by the Osceola Junio Chamber of Commerce, the mov ior a bond election is aAirred at con struction of a 40-bed county hosp tal In Osceola at a cost ot $300,OOC Of this, S200.000 would be provide by. the bond issue and the othe $100,000 would come in the form o Icderal aid. The proposal Included a levy one and one-half mills lo retire th issue and another mill to provic operating fund*. A county court order issued An 24 called for a bond election Oc 11 but this was called off Oct. 1 when the project sponsors withdre their original petition. This was done after protests b North Mississippi County taxpayei objected to using poil tax receip! issued this year, since the electio would have been held before ne poll books could have been compile and printed. Later, Mr. Fendler sought an was granted a. temporary bijunctio in chancery court lo prevent hol( Ing oi the election. Representing the bond issu sponsors at yesterday's session wer Ralph Wilson and James Halt, CX ccola attorneys. New York Cotton Open High Low 1:3 Dec. ..,.,.. SS35 2995 2992 299 Mar. . 2994 29% 2983 May . 2992 2993 298« 298 July .....;. 2963 2964 2954 29* Oct.. ...I.. 3812 2812 2302 ice in municipal-affairs partlcl- ating, will be conducted at the Ho- Noulc at noon Thursday, as the econd phase of the "Build Your 'ome Town" program, sponsored by ie Arkansas Economic Council"'.ate Chamber of Commerce. The forum will follow an address y C. Hamilton Moses, president of he AEC-State Chamber of Com- nerce, who is expected to explain le series of forums being conducted < six towns In this area this week. The forum here Is being sponsored y the Blytheville Chamber of Com- icrce and the Rotary Club, with spresentatives from different serv- :e and civic organizations invited J attend. Blytheville is the second town In Ills area to schedule the forum, *'Hh a meeting at Marlanna to- norrow the initial panel. Other meetings are to be at Newport, West Memphis, Paragould and Walnut Ridge. In outlining this second phase of oinmunity building, following on he heels of community" develop- ncnt clinics, it was explained that ifter the clinics locate the prob- ems, the forums are to help the community leaders map out a solu- ion, and learn from the specialists making the tour the Mno'w how o development. Both Blytheville clvtlzens and the 'islting experts will participate in he panel discussions. Highway lousing, education and planning specialists are among those slatec to attend. Mr. Moses has briefly outlinec his program as an aim" to Btimu- ate home town leadership and in :lting citizens to solve their owi Jroblems with "home town labor capital, and know-how." National attention has been at .racted by the community development program, initiated two year See FORUM on Page 12 Negro Killed On. Highway Near Keiser W. D. Weslbrook. about 35, ^^ ceola Negro, was killed instantly a 5:30 p.m. yesterday when he wa struck by a truck while, walkin along State Highway W near Keiser According to Deputy Sheriff Ed gar Young of Osceola who invest! Bated, the'Negro was struck by th rear of a bob truck as it attemptei to pass another truck. Deputy Young stated that Way mon Wilbanks of Memphis, wa driving a car behind the two truck and witnessed the accident H quoted Mr. Wilbanks as saying tha neither of the trucks stopped afte the accident as drivers of the truck apparently did not know that ai accident had occurred. Mr. Wilbanks told Deputy Youn that he stopped Immediately to of fe/ aid to the Injured Negro b that the man lived only about fi minutes after being hit. Al the time of the accident West brook was living with another N gro In Osceola and an tittcnda: at the Swift Funeral Home In Os ceola, to where Ihe body was take after the accident, said that ef forts to learn any information aboi the Negro had failed. ' Coroner E. M. Holt of Blvthevll was In Osceola this morning coi ducting an investigation of the ac cident. The Negro's death Is the 13t traffic fatality on Mississippi Coun ty highways this year. Grand Jurors Begin Work As Court Opens The grand jury called for the fa criminal term oi the Chickasawb District of Mlssslsippi County Ci cult Court began its work this mori Ing and by noon had examined abo x witnesses. Both grand and petit Juries we. empaneled this morning and Judg Zal B. Harrison delivered his cliarg to both. The grand Jury retired about 10:: and Judge Harrison completed h charge to the petit Jurors at noon Court was scheduled to rcconven at 1:30 p.m. today to begin hearln of misdemeanor cases appealed fro municipal and justice of the pea courts. None of the appeal cases wa scheduled and they will be heard they are ready for trial, Depu Prosecutor A. s. Harrison of Blyth vllle said. Prosecuting Attorney H. G. Par low of Blytheville worked with th grand jury this morning. Mr. Ha rtson will handle the appeal case for the stale while Mr. Partlow mains with the grand Jury. Trial of felony cases Is tfxpecte to begin tomorrow. DIXIE'S NO. 1 MAN TO SPEAK HERE-C. Hamilton Moses (left), resident of the Arkansas Economic Council-State Chamber of Com- nerce, will speak In Blytheville Thursday noon at the second In a scries f Arkansds Town Foruins. He is shown here receiving from CIov. Sidney IcMath an award designating him as the "1D48 Man oi the South.' President Signs Farm Bill Without Comment By Ovid A. Marlln WASHINGTON, Nov. 1. w-The compromise farm bill of the 81st Congress became the law of the land today for at least one production season. President Truman put his signature on the measure late yesterday le thereby tossed the so-called Aikeu law of the Republicans' 80th Congress Into the wastebasket before it had a chance lo go into effect But the new measure—which per-* mils continuation - of farm price supports at or near wartime levels —was not necessarily assured of a ong life span. To the surprise of some political ind farm circles, the. President made no statement in connection with the signing. Persons in these quarters had expected him to use the occasion to say in effect llmt the new, law Is >etter than the G.O.P. measure, but :hat he still wanted . the so-called Brannau plan. Those close to Secretary .of .\f- riculltirc Brannan said ihey felt sure Mr. Truman Is as much in favor of the Brnnnan proposal as ever... -The -Prnldmtr.Kfiit^tHjm «V warm endorsement' on •everal-oc- CJsions. •" .'.'" ^V). A "no-chanse" attitude would mean that Mr. Truman is still intent on maklng_the Brannan plan a ninjor' issue in next year's congressional campaigns for. both the farm and consumer vote. The new law is not too- far from price support recommendations of the Brannan proposal. It would permit price supports more nearly in line with the Brannan proposal than would the Alken law. The big point of difference is the way various measures would hurdle surpluses of perishable products, chiefly meats, dairy and poultry products, fruits and vece- tablcs. The Brnnimii plan would allow prices of these products to seek the'r natural levels. If prices fell below a pre-dctcrmined "fair" level for producers, the latier would gel government payments making un the difference. The new law - like the Aiken measure—does not permit this. Instead It requires the government to maintain prices at support levels by removing surpluses from the market by means of government purchases or loans to producers. Brannnn aides said they expec the new law—like the one it supplants—to provide "silent" arguments for the Brannan plan nexl year.' They explained that the new law is expected to result in accumulation of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of agricultural surpluses in government tin nds. The government already Is fore casting losses of 850.ono.000 during the next 20 months on surplusc 1 largely dumped abroad to hold un prices at home. Rep. Hope (R-Kas). forme chairman of the House Agricultur Committee, said at his home in Garden City. Kas., that it is "a pretty good one for this section of the country." but that he regards It as only temporary. Temperature Here Drops To 28 Degrees The season's first killing frost hi Blytheville and vicinity early thl nornlng and it came right chedule. County Agent Keith Bllbrey Mythevllle said this meriting tha t came on'the 50-year dnte.fo ;he season's first killing frost here ' -ThJs mcanevth,s-&Y«sge-.n'iite-fo the first killing frost In this vlcinll lias neen Nov. 1 for the past 5 yen rs. The frost was accompanied by low of 28 degrees, according to Hob ert Blaylock, official weather oh rver. This Is the lowest tcmpcralur recorded lo date (Ills senson. Pro vi-us seasonal low was 38 degrees recorded yesterday morning. Highest temperature in Blythe vllle yesterday was 53 degrees.' Mr. Bllbrey said that althoug this was a killing frost, he ellrt no believe there was any crop dnmagi He said there were no crops 01 that would be affected by such frost. 21 Decrees at Gilbert LITTLE HOCK, Nov. 1. (If, _ Frost blanketed Arkansas Iiw niglu as temperatures dropped as low as 2! degrees. The Weathe Biueau promised higher tempera tures this afternoon ami tomorrow Gilbert reported 21 degrees th morning for the coldest spot in th stale. Other mlnimums, the lowest o Included: Harrison 2 and Fayetlevllle 25 tr,e season, Paragon Id Btitcsvllle, Wnlnut nidge and Cnm den 26; Dardanelle 27; El Dorat and Pine Bluff 29, and Little Hoc 30. this Two Mexicans Killed In Accidents in Missco Pedro Sal Ozar, 61, died morning at the Blytheville Hospitai about 30 minutes after being admitted, suffering from Internal Injuries received when run over by a truck earlier this morning. The accident was believed to have occurred near Manila where the Mexican worked. He wa s the second Mexican to meet a violent rieati, within the past three days. Juan Oomez, 41 was killed Instantly Sunday when hit by train as he walked along the tracks with another tmfdentlfed Mexican who Ls being treated at the Methodist Hospital In Memphis. Jetalls of neither accident were available at noon today. Gomez and another Mexican were hit by the Frisco train as they were walking near Frenchman's Bayou about l ajn. Sunday Funeral services for Qomez are being arranged by the. Swift Funeral Home at Osceola and the Holt Funeral Home i n Blytheville 1 s Annual Meeting Of Farm Bureau To Be Held Nov. New officer^ of the Mis.sisslp County Farm Bureau and delegat to the Arkansas Fnrfn Bureau coi ventlon next month will be name at the annual meeting of the cour ty organization In Blythcvllte No Approximately is delegates be named to represent the coun g:-oup at the state Farm Burc.i convention in Little rtocfc No 21-22. Meanwhile, the chairmen some 20 Mississippi County Far Bureau committees will meet wi H. C. Knappenberger, vice pres dent of the county group, to con slder resolutions to be submlttc at the state meeting. Conferences that are held reglua ly In connection with the annu meeting will be held again this yea . These meetings will take place on I the first day of the convention. Out of these meeting will come suggestions, plans, and resolutions that will form a part of the Farm Bureau program for the next year, Mr. Hardin said. The 19-mcmbcr Farm Bureau Resolutions Committee will meet Nov. 18 lo make final preparations for presentation of the resolution* to Uie voting delegates at the convention. The Resolution; Committee will assemble rscoiutlons from county Farm Bureau organl7.itions for presentation to the state body. Sessions oi the Associated Women of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation will be held during the convention, Mr. Hardln snld. Mrs. Alice M. Tucker of Hughes, president ot tids Are Sought )n School Bonds Okayed by Voters Blytheville District's Board Seeks to Call $450,000 Issue The nlythevlllo School District 111 sell Its recently-voted $450,000 ehool bond Issue to the lowest older at 2 p.m. Nov. 22 in the super- Henctent's office In the high school, was announced today. In nn announcement, school dls- rlct officials said sale of the bonds HI be awarded to tho firm offer- ]g the lowest interest rate. The bonds will be ready Tor do- very about Dec. 15, the annouiicc- icnt said. All bids will he publicly opened ml read prior to sale of the Issue ov. 22. The $450.000 bond Issue was np- rovcrt B27 to 25 by- voters in the istrlct at R general election Sept 7. Funds from the bond Issuo will e used for construction of a new •Into high school ami Improvement; o oilier physical unite In the school ystcm. Tax Previously Authorized A seven-mill tax also was au- liorized by the voters for use in rc- hlng the bond issue. A totnl scjioo ax of 30 mills was voted to provlcL thcr funds for retirement of exlst- "S indebtedness, n salary fund in- rcase lo pay teachers added to tho acuity this year and general or ration mid maintenance. As direct obligations of the schoo ILstrict, the bonds will be secured b: e venues from Ihe seven-mill funci he part of (he state apportlonmcn :olng to the operating fund of the llstrict, and all oilier revenues the district may legally pledge excep iteration and other debt service. The bonds also will be secured by a mortgage on nil the district's rea uid personal property, subject to i irior mortgage securing existing In debledness. Sealed written bids were asked on wo schedules of maturities, will two propositions offered for eacl ichcdule. On both schedules, the bonds an dated .Jan. i, 1050. and mature 01 Jan. 1 of each year. One schedule t or 30 years and the other is set up for retirement of the Issue In ytfiiirs. "" ";••—• i Bonds to lie Callable The two proposition.? bond firm, mve been asked to base their bids on—for either schedule—follow: 1) A bid for the 30-year (or 25 year) issue on a basis of 2.75 pc cent per annum Interest,. 2) A bid on an interest rntc ~ rates to be lixed by the bidder, bu not to consist of more than thre separate rates of Interest on the 30 year (or 25-year) schedule-. The bonds will bo callable fo payment, with accrued Intercs prior to maturity in inverse num ericnl order. According to condition of the bond sale, any surplus in tli seven-mill building fund may b uscd to call bonds for payment prlo to maturity providing principal nn Murray Asks Dther Steel Firms to Settle CLEVELAND, Nov. 1. (AP)—With the steel strike itlled in plants of Bethlehem Steel Co., CIO President Philip Inn-ay today invited tho rest of the industry to "come along" 'ith the same kind of settlement. Murray spoke from tho platform of the CIO's national onvention in Public Hall. As he talked, Bethlehem Mills mploymg 80,000 workers were firing up for ft resumption * f operations. interest on the issue have been pal for that year. The district will pay the expense of the Issue mid furnish the buyc the printed coupon bonds. The Little Ilock law firm of Town send and Townsend is acting ; bond attorneys for the district on will approve s»)e of the Issue. Didders will be required to accotr pany their bids with a certlfic check for $9,OCO. The succesful hie tier's check will be kept, to be hcl as liquidating damages In case I fails to complete purchase oi tl bonds. completing funeral arrangements Uhe women's group, will preside over Ior Ozar - * these sessions.- Prosecutor May Get Court Appointment LITTI.E ROCK, Nov. 1—(/!> Edwin E. Dunnw.iy was cxpect< to be pointed an associate justli of the 'Arkansas Supreme Cou today. A source close to Governor Mi Math said last night Hint U governor had cho.scn the 34-yea old f'ulaskl County prosecutor succeed Justice FY.-.nk G. Smit who retired yesterday after 37 yea on tho bench. It nlso was reported that Jol F,. Coates, Jr., Little Rock attornc would be named to succel Dun away as prosecutor. The Informant said forma! an nouncemenl of the appointmc: was delayed because of the deal yesterday of Dunaray's mother The report came shortly aft Charles c. Wine, chalnnan of th Arkansas Public Service commi slon, asked .he governor not consider him further for a suprcm court appointment. Wine said h expects to be a candidate for tl court In next year's elections. The man appointed to succd Smith will serve until Dec. 31. 195 The law prohibits the appoint from seeking election to succci himself. Dunaway Is a graduate of Co umbla University. Before enterln the Navy shortly after Pearl Ha bor, he practiced law in Little Ro and served In the state legislator He wns elected prosecuting alto ney in 1946 and again In 1948. ' t* • * I amnain VtCIIIIUQIU ~ 9 n Il n Goal $28,650 Total (o Dale 1*20,425 $00,000 The Blytheville Community Chest noved Into its final phase today R. A. Nelson took over for the elcan-up campaign in an effort lo tretch the »20,*25.60 collected dur- ng the advance gifts arid ^genera solicitation, to vrea'ifi ciuota. The general solicitation phase directed by Dr. J. O. Guard closet at 5:30 p.m. yesterday with the Lions "Hub's solicitation team captains winning the competition for th< Red Feather Oscars. Dr. Guard was scheduled to pre sent the awards, recognizing the work In the general solicitation campaign, at the Lions Club meet- ng today In the Hotel Noble. O. M Smart, James Terry, C. P. Rambo Toler Buchanan, A. R. Olsen ani W. J. Wunderllch were the captains earning the "Oscars." Mr. Wunderllch was also a mem her of the advanced gifts team win rjlng the Oscars In that division o the campaign. Klwanlans Take Lead The Lions CHio lea'ms collected total of $1,010.75, about 30 per cen of the total they were asked to col lect to win the awards. Near clos Ing time for the competition yestcr day, the Kiwmits club nosed ohea of the Lions club, which had main tallied the lead throughout the gen cral solicitation campaign, but addl tlonal funds put the Lions Clu back In the lead. The Junior Chamber of Com merce, which stayed In the last .spo in the competition during the cam iiaign, showed a spurt oi energy I the final minutes of the drive an finished In third place. The Rota Club was in the fourth place, wit the Parent-Teachers Association fllt.h, and the American Legion .sixth. Mr. Nelson said today that It wa hoped that the additional contrlbu tlons could be collected this wee so Unit the campaign could he clos cd. He was expected to have nboi 10 captains selected late t/xlay t< work Ihe clcan-up part of the can palgn to support the 13 Red Fcath er Services. N. O. Cotton Open High Low Dec 2000 2890 2984 Mar 2939 2931 29»5 May 2389 2900 2982 July 2D55 2955 2945 Ocl 2803 2803 2TO4 Murray reported the settlement, IO delegates. Calling the Ld steel walkout "tho most sig- Iflcant strike in the history of bor," he said: "I uscd this platform to In- Ite the recalcitrant steel com- anles to come along now and egotlatc a Bethlehem agreement 1th us. It now Is the duty of ic balance of the Industry to •Ule." ConltnuIiiK. he said: "1 can't sec Benjamin Fairless president of U. S. Steel Corp.) this audience and I can't see M. White of Republic in this udience. But I say to them, come n new boys. It's your turn." Delegates gave him « standing vatlon. Immediately they adopt- d without dissent * resolution, nepared before the convention tartcd yesterday, giving the CIO's upport to tho entire steel strike. In talking with reporters, Murray aid with a smile, " we always xpcct our friends In U.S. Steel o do a little better'than the rest " them." New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. quotations: AT&T 144 5-8 Anier Tobacco 74 Anaconda Copper 28 1-I Beth Steel 30 1-2 Chrysler 58 1-4 Coca Cola 165 Gen Electric 37 3.4 Cien Motors 68 3-8 Montgomery Ward 55 1-2 N Y central 101-8 Int Harvester 27 5-8 National distillers 21 1-8 Republic Stctl 21 5-8 Radio 12 1-2 Socony Vacuum 17 3-8 Studebakcr 245-8 Standard of N J 14 Texas Corp 613-4 J C Penney 52 I U S Steel 24 3-4 Sours 427-8 Southern Prclflo 44 3-8| Mediators Hope for Settlement WASHINGTON, Nov. 1—WV—A lelfurc plan agreement that sends 10,000 striking CIO steel workers lack to their job with Bethlemem Heel Corp., today buoyed govern- nent hopes for a quick end to both he steel'and coal strikes. ' Officials said they expect other teel firms will follow in the foot- iteps of Bethlehem, the nation's iccond largest steel producer, which ilgned an • agreement last night to end the strike so far at this company was concerned. The government officials iwld that low that a break has come'In th* steel strike, definite peace' moves infty i be expected in coof.becaut* ot :he close relatTohs of the two basic Industries , Bethlehem signed up In Cleveland last night with.Philip Murray, president of the OIO and the striking sleehvorkers. "We broke the line," Murray-exulted. "From here on we move with a firnineas of purpose and a deter- mlnantton that victory will attend our efforts." ' :, Contract Sell Precedent The precedent-making contract gives Bethlehem workers employer- paid pensions starting at $1[X> 'a month, Including the benefits they get from the government's coal security system. It also calls for a death, sickness, accident and hospital cost Insurance plan worth five cents an hour per worker, with employer and worker equally sharing costs. Bethlehem has maintained a company - financed $50 - a-month pension plan for some years, as well wholly worker-financed Insurance system- costing employes about 1-1|4 cents an hour. The settlement came on the steel strike's 3lsl day and the coal walkout's 43rd. Murray and Bethlehem officials worked out final details and signed the agreement «t a three-hour conference between sessions of Murray's CIO convention at Cleveland. The reaction was swift. Government Mediation Chief Cyruj S. Chlnj said he trusted "this settlement will lead to tndu.vfrlal peace In Ihe slcel Industry jene- rally, at a very early date." U. S. Steel Corp., the biggest steel producer which has been holding out for workers paying part of pen- slcn costs, Invited peace talks with Murray's union. U. S. Steel's president. Benjamin F. Fairless, said "of course we will study the Bethlehem settlement." Officials expected Jones ,fe Laugh- lln Steel Corp. and the aluminum company of America may be among the first strike-bound firms to seek settlement terms after Bethlehem. Industry sources said they could not accurately cstimu.o how long the steel Industry could continue t<. operate—In Die event of n nationwide strike .settlement—without coal if John L. Lewis' United Mine Workers continued their sevcn- wecfc-olrl walkout. , Coal supplies of major steel companies are R closely guarded secret at all times. Some companies, however, arc believed to have sufficient coal sleeks to permit normal operations for a month. All steel companies are dependent upon metallurgical coal mined by Lewis' UMW members for an adequate supply. Weather Arkansas forecast: pair tonight and Wednesday. Warmer tonight. .Missouri forecast: Fair and quite windy tonight and Wednesday; wanner tonight South and centra! portions, somewhat cooler west and north Wednesday. Minimum this morning—28 Maximum yesterday—53. , Sunset today-5',07. Sunrise tomorrow—6:21. Precipitation 24 hours to 1 j.m.' today—none. Total since Jan. 1—4952. Mean temperature (midway be-, twecn high and low).-405 Mean temperature for Kov.—ofl.2.