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* • , ' ' BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS - "'" : '' • •- -.-- . ' • T™ DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ABriwaia iv™ =« .._ . ^"^ VOL. XLV—NO. 191 D.UJ' Hen BlytiinUl* Courier Blythevill. Herald Mississippi Vailey Leader Denfeld £ hicd 9oan, Held "M I/CI1ICIU For Perjury, Files >> Surrenders Navy BGond in 0$c * ola . * _ Geo /« e Smith of Chicago, hel< Post to Sherman U.S. Defense Chiefs Hope for End of Row Over Unification | WASHINGTON, Nov. 2. (*>>— rrcsiilent Truman formally ap- lionleil Forrest P. Sherman as cnicr of naval operations today. -•j Douglas B. Cornell WASHINGTON, Nov. 2.— AP)—A• shako-up springing ,„. „ „_„ from the military policy row , , y - Bonds of $20,000 each were ami aiming at harmony in the me money™" but none ha? rals * d Defense attorneys Claude Coopei of Blytheville and Bruce ivy of .. command put Vice Admiral Forrest P. Sherman in as lop officer of the Navy today. It was loo early to tell whether tile replacement by Sherman of the ousted Admiral Louis E. Denfeld would bring a smooth and easy teamwork to the top level job of working out the strategy for war. Sherman and Denfeld met for 15 minutes early this morning with the Secretary of Navy Matthews at the Pentagon. Presumably, Matthews -called in Denfeld to formally notify him of his removal as chief of naval operations. Aides said lie had not been told officially he was out. He had reported as usual at his old office today. There also was a possibility that Denfeld told Matthews whether he intended to retire or take a new Navy assignment. He and Sherman left. Matthews' office, smiling and dialing chum- -ttiJIy. They went down the liall, en- jM&red the office marked "Chief of •-fNaval Operations" and shut the door. It wasn't until late yesterday that the White House announced President Truman had tapped Sherman to become, at 53, the youngest chief of Naval oepratlons in history. And the formal commissioning was held over until today. .But Sherman was one of the original architects for the armed services unification plan. And he told reporters after his new appointment came through: . ' • He still; is 100 per cent for uni- ficiiiin:,, expects no difficulty ... getting along ,*ith other members' of the policy-making joint chiefs of staff S&iffts "sure the'NaiV will give me Ihe support and loyalty they^rmve feTCen all my predeces- . Yet within the Navy and Congress there 'still is a certain bitterness over the ousting of Denfeld and over the may the whole-de tense set'up Is working Denfeldjwas given the boot-after summing up'Navy complaints when the House Armed Services Committee gave them an airing. Tlie Navy, he Said, doesn't have a "full : part- neiship" in defense planning. __ And' uVfore the denials were re- Kided by Secretary of Defense oohnscn and the top men of the Army and Air Force, other top ad- mirais stood up and were counted on Denfeld's side. Now Sherman is vaulting over tlie neads of all of them, and over some vice admirals 'with longer service. Sherman told a news conference yesterday he was making the Jump under orders. To do so, he gave up the command of the Sixth Task Fleet In the Mediterranean . "I didn^t seek this appointment," he said. 'I have, been happy while I was at sea. ' • "I have been assigned to this duty and fee) sure the Navy will give me the' support and loyalty they have given all my sors." i Thc conference was held In the Pentagon suite of Secretary of the § vy Matthews. The two had just Tie from a meeting with Presi- nt Truman at the While House. predeces- Torches Start Fire \ A wrecked truck body from which the metal bed was being cut by acetylene torches , caught fire at noon today at s Meyers Bakery but the blaze was extinguished before It could spread. The truck had burned- previously In an accident several nights ago near the state line. \ Fisherman Drowns When Boat Overturns HOPE. Ark.. Nov. 2. tiPt Hcmjjstend County man drowned las' night in a lake 14 miles south of here He Is Tommy Powell, about 35 who was gigging fish with a companion when their boat overturned. lew York Stocks AT&T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Oen Electric Ocn Motors .. , N Y Central ...'... Int Harvester National Distillers" Radio .Sorony Vacuum Stuclebaker [[ Standard of N j .', Te:ri!s Corp \ JfC Penney Co U S Steel ........ Sears • Southern pacific . ] 145 74 1-2 29 1-4 31 58 7-8 38 1-4 69 3-8 52 1-2 23 1-2 21 1-8 12 1-4 17 1-8 25 1-8 74 5-8 85 1-4 ---„ .... „. Chicago, held in Osceola on-a charge of perjury resulting from his testimony in the burglary and grand larceny trial of his brother and two other Chlca- goans, was released' today after posting |l,ooo bond. .. He . , was arrested at the end of the trial in the Osceola District of Circuit Court that resulted In sentences of 22 years each for Harry Smith, his brother, Martin Lane nd Jack Barg. The perjury suspect testified that '• brother and lane were in Chicago on the night of June 25, when the Wilmouth Store near Etowah was robbed of $2,285. /The three convicted men remained In tlie county Jail at Osceola Osceola have filed motions for an down » nnneal nl ii. „ ... . - .. UU\\n a. of the convictions to the Arkansas Supreme Court. the 55 Die in Worst Aviation Tragedy Bolivian Pilot Only Survivor in Crash With Big Transport By Don Whitehnd WASHINGTON, Nov 2— Boatmen combed 'the lied of e r° toamac R'.':« today for the miss! h ? lH f the 55 men ' ""men and air' ! ld "" (hu , rtied ^ death from the ?rni y »'" dlly '" hl5tor y's worst airplane tragedy. nT h ° UrS followin e 'he colli- " of . a " Eastern Airlines pass- fliii tr r sp ° rfc and a Bolivian unHi/fP 1 " 1 ^ the search wcnt ™ under the glare of floodlights for had UT p , as f e "e ers "hose bodies had not yet been recovered. fahocked members of Concress 0nnn ^ "V «>e ios of one of 8 thefr' own number, promised . a complete air safety Investigation. The Civil lnin 0n «, U * Boar a.'sald its hearings ta?t to* "f 6 °J ' he crash ' w ™ 1 j , a ftw da 5' s - The airline scheduled a probe of its own " The disaster occurred.' as the big DC-4 transport heade'd Into thl Nation U Airiwrt for a landinK 0rybef0re noon, flyinat about Towcrmmn Warm Pilote iV?* a, routine, ,,the ; pnssengers and aboard Vis Tiie ceiling radio warning. leans, run jpl.v,-«,, a crew pf r"four ^ Ulhty jpu' 15mi w«s 6.500 /feet' > s *~ Int ° ,*£ trafffc * Pattern, calling instructions, came a piloted by Bolivia s top Rios Bridoux Bri- Sf W w i' 5 '" 1 * the ta "i-*ngine ai. wri icji his government' had P ™ h !" d from the U"'"* State" - "port tower operator a' bare ^away saw the p-38 bear ort. He cried a the 28-year-old nJ| h j n J* e '°w er frantically sig- nalled the transport, The pilot swerved the big ship from Its Path, but too late. above and froj "the" side."The'a°™ "ner split in half. Bodies and "" _ !f M1 int ° tn « ™ter and the bank of the Potomac Pilot I.. Lone Survivor The sole survivor was the Boliv- m. He was dragged from the ™j r S h "Po^ible broken back and other injuries. He mumbled to qu-stloners that his "power"— sumably his radio power—h a d failed in the critical moments. The tragedy struck into many towns and cities across the nation. Among the dead were: "^ p - »orge J. Bates <R-Mass), father of .seven children, former mayor of Salem. Mass.. and a member of the House Armed Services committee. lliss Helen Hokinson. a native Mondota, ill., who ,„,«<, fun at «mp suburban clubwomen In car«ns for the New Yorker nwga- Gardner \v. Taylor. 60, jr.es'.- ticnt or the First Federal Sartngs Find Loan Association of New York rheortore Martin RIehle. 58. whose firm is the New York general agent for the Equitable Life Assurance Society. Weather .Arkansas forecast: Pair, warme south portion. A little coldc -A south north portion tonight. Thursday. commun.lYcs "should be" announcTd lair and a little colder. Missouri forecast: Cooler tonight. Much colder north. Thursday, fair •xnd continued cool. Minimum this mornln?—35. Maximum yesterday—$0. Sunset today—5:06. Sunrise tomorrow—6:22. Pr-cipitatlon 24 hours to 7 a.m. :orlay—none Total since Jan. 1—49.92. Mean <»mperalure (midway be. twcen high and low)—(7.5. Normal mean for Nov.—SOS. This Date I,as( Tfar Annlmum this morning—51. Maximum yesterday—71. Precipitation Jan. —41,54. 1 to this dale N. O. Cotton Dec. Vit *~T *• '**• 52 3-4 j Mar. 24 7-8 | May 43 1-8 j July 45 4-8'Oct. Open High Low l:3a . 2989 2982 2989 2991 . 2969 2993 2989 2890 2986 2939 2984 2986 . 2948 2951 2945 2949 DOMINANT NEWSPAPEB OF KOKTHEAST ABKANSAB AMD BOCTHgAST UISSOPRI _BLYTHEVILLE. ARKANSAS. WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 2, 1949.... FOURTEEN PAGES WOKKKK5 , an ai.le at the rope mil ey were cae ack to wo the sl 6 mng of the agreement eudin g the 31-day strike at the plant. (AP .- . at Willlamsport, Pa., walk >V as they were called back to work by radio messages broadcast alter Jaycees in Blytheville Challenge Californians Bid for Cotton Fame a winner of a This was revealed , .,, „ ^-. tcr written by. the Huron Community Chamber of Commerce of Huron, Calif., to National Cotton Picking Contest Committee. officials in Blytheville. The Californians first "challcn»- ed" John Edd'Anderson of Bragg City, Mo., '20-year-old winner of the championship .in both 1947 and 1949, to pick in competition with entrants in Huron's second annual cotton picking competition. According to Ihc original invitation, Amlerson was to plucc his championship at stake and defend it in the Huron event. Thc contest committe of the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce, sponsors of the original contest, answered the Caliofrnians, saying I lhat Anderson could if hp desired take part in the contest bul that his title would not be at slake. The Natton-xl Cotton Picking Contest is, where the title is won and hence'the only place it can be lost the committee sa}d Tlie California eient produces a winner whose right to any title is determined Jin a different manner from that used to decide National Cotton Picking Content champions. Total ncighl picked is Hie sole factor: as far as Hie Californians: »re^«onterned Dirt, burrs, stalks and7other assorted but non-gin-" able by-products apparently are Included'in the final weijjlilnj. ' In the Blytheville event, poundage, U only one-third of the criteria.i Cleanliness of the cotton and the condition of thc rows alter picking is finished are the other two equal- | ly-weighted .considerations. In the letter from the Huron Community Chamber of Commerce, signed by William J. Moore, president, the CaHforuians claim Hint their, contest is held in the "heart of the largest cotton-producing county in the United States." They submitted no figures lo support their virtually word-for-word theit of the cotton production title that Mississippi County has borne tor many years. The Californians' reasoning behind their alleged right to claim thc title runs thus: "Our contest is hrltl on Ihc hparl ot the largest cotton-producing county in flic United Stales, and we feel, therefore, that the winner of this contest should rightfully be rrowncd N'a- tional Champion. . . ." Moore also said in his letter that if the winning picker in the Huron See JAYCEES on Page U -- Picki " g which they will simply t the national champion. MuckCotton, Beans Still to Be Harvested With at least half of (heir 1949 cotton crop and 70 per cent of their soybeans still in tlie field, Mississippi of ''another 1 !^ *° consi ^ ered 8'°°'"^ the prospects County Agent Keith J. Bilbrey. produced In 'Arkansas. ' ' Christmas Seal Chairman for Blytheville Named Hays Sulliv'an. president ot the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, announced today that the chairman for Blytheville during the Christmas Seal Sales for this year would be Mrs. P. D. Foster. Mr. Sullivan said that other community chairmen', together \vith' quotas set up for the individual later this week. The seal sales are scheduled to begin sometime this month, and sales will be closed on Christmas Day. Tlie tuberculosis control program financed solely through the collections on Christmas Seals. Clerical work necessary for the >eal drive -has been underway for the past several days. Mrs. Foster said today that the seals had been folded by the Blytho- vllie Girl Scouts, and that the Al- 3ha Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi had volunteered to fold the 4,000 letters to go out in connection with the mall sales part of the campaign. New York Cotton Dec. Mar. May Jlliy 2801 2804 2792 2795 Ocl. Open High Low 1:30 2997 3001 2995 2391 2998 2992 ..... 2383 2993 2987 2S56 2959 2953 28C8 2812 2801 of Blytheville said yesterday farmers "are In bad shape." ' He said 1945 was the worst year for crops in this county but If rains • continue, the present situation "could become rather severe" And althou E h half the cotton crop Is still in the fitlrts. Mr. Bilbrcy sail), many transient pirkers have returned to 'their homes. More soybeans remain in the field he said because e\cn when the condition of the ground peimits pickers to walk into the field; it still is too soft to operate.soy- bean combines. . '' However, the time for pulling cot- ion is not yet here, Mr. Bilbrey saiti. There still is too ' much cotr ton in the fields to begin pulling the bolls, he explained. •.. - . Co 1* on beinff pickrd now Is be• £inning f« show extra debris, he said, because the rains of the past month have in many cases rotted the burr so that it pulls off with tlie cotton during picking. ..Pulling cotton is only recorh- mended when there is a small amount left in the fields or when daytime temperatures .are so low that pickers hands lose their nimbleness and they have to wear gloves, Mr. Bilbrey said. Daytime temperatures are still high enough to allow harvest workers to pick bare-liaudcd with considerable ease and lliis consideration at present outweighs deterioration of the burrs. Bad weather also caused 1Q45' K reduced crop. In that year, the total crop amounted to about 9,000,000, So far this year, a total of 1I.SJ inches of rain has fallen In the niythevllle area since the beginning of the cotton harvest season in mid-September. Of this rainfall. 8.8 inches was recorded last month. Merchanls, too, are .feeling the pinch of the delayed harvest and all have noticed a distinct decrease in trade so : -far this fall as • compared with Ihe last two years. or three Tax Commission To Make Study In Miller County LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 3. (AP) — Chairman c. p. Newton of the Arkansas Tax Commission said today the commission will hold a public hearing at Texarkana Nov. 15 to 'determine whether there should be •a blanket increase In tax assessments In Miller County.. Newton said the commission felt that assessmenls fixed by tlie Miller County assessor were not In line with assessments thc commislon Itself had fixed on utilities operating in the county. He said he did not believe the commission would be inclined to .reduce one utility assessment. Soybeans Nov Dec Mch .. bales, of which about 1,300,000 were'' May '. Open High Low Close 224',4 22GK 224 226(4 226 !S 22714 225 ',4 220V, 226?i' 228 226M 227','. 22G',i 227 223Vi 220',! US** Labor Peace Moves Show Greater Hope Lewis ot UMW Seeks Coal Pact Operations Get Jurors' Attention Specific Gambling Evidence Lacking, Court is Informed Investigations of reports of pin- Mil machine playing bv minors and f gambling In Blytheville were ggested and the true bill was re"'^ ywlerday by a grand Jury r the Chlckasawba District of ississippi county Circuit Court. HOFFMAN- WARNS EUROPE TO DROP TRADE BARXIfcRS-Pa With Mine Owners in Indiana - ^ «.- ^.uiui. WASHINGTON, Nov. 2. (AP)—John L, I rwfo tnM tfco POH aK a &? 1SS 'alt^r- ^'T ° f , ™™ ***** ""* "" 1S >™& to n^oS *a noon after „ one^day sessio,! 1 "; P™«ipt«»l peace pact with Indiana mine operators aopa yi'cli It examined 14 witnesses and vat cly from those "of any other state" teamed to return indim mml . ,„ The declaration from tho United Mine workers leaders was in response to an appeal from Gov. Henry F. Sohricker for an "immediate" strike settlement. + The governor declared a state of emergency In Indiana as a result of the coal cut-off and advised Lewis that the situation was "acule "nd tragic." Lewis replied that his union has been trying to negotiate a peace pact "for many months past." ^,,J" C(I ^° letur " todic'tmcius' 1 in four murder cases. No true bills were returned In connection with the murder charges TMH B , s l>« nri "ely against Nick Tutlle, Willie Haynes, Will Walker "'"I Robert Bledsoe. The charge 'Bnlnst Tittle was laler nolle pros- lUorney." 10 " 0 ' 1 "' "' e pra5ec " tln e On plnball machines and gnmbl- ng. the grand jury's report said: „„„ ,, hns 1J 9 C11 brought 1 0 the attcnllon of (ho Grand Jury that minors have been permitted by some operators of plriball 'riiach- mes to piny such machines. However, ,vc have found no Evidence other than hearsay as to individual instances. Specific Evidence . . "In !lk« miinner, gambling also as been reported but we have not "<-cn able to obtain any : specific evidence upon which to base Indictments. „„')"'* W0lllct suggest to the law enrorclng officers that they In- vesllBate thoroughly n s to whctlier uinil? e nre nllv OI lll «e violations of (he law and, If so to act upon them." . ' The grand jury report also snid the county jail had been found in BOOH condition "except that the living quarters need lo be painted." H also suggested repairs to second- door plumbing. Also recommended was the purchase of new mattresses for use uy prisoners "and, where feasible we would siiBgest that rubber cover* be purchased for the -mattresses." Examination of the .court house by the grand Jurors disclosed several rooms which need painting and "cpairs to tho plaster, their re- Poit.said ' f ••>••"- - ••-••'. Tcimite damage also was noted in seven! places and replacement oi some of the more badly damaged wood was recommended. The furors sUGg-estcd that tie new wood be treated for termites to prevent future damage. ' Appeal Cases Heard A portion of Ihc marble In the hallway on tlie ground floor also is In need of repair, Ihe report Byron Morse served as foreman or the grand.jury .-aid rt. L. Bannister was selcccd as clerk. While the grand jury was still In session yesterday afternoon, 23 nilsdeamenor cases appealed from JVIuniclpal Court were disposed of. Picas were entered by nlno <ie- uudants charged with felonies and another was given a suspended sentence. A. v. McDaniels, charged with imposing of mortgaged property, was given a one-year suspended sentence. He pleaded guilty Nov. •». 1947, and his case continued unlli this term.' Plans entered in other felony cases yesterday Include the following: • Thomas Slaughter, charged with See GRAND JURY on Page 1-1 Workman at Cotton Gin Loses Arm in Accident Doctors last night amputated the left arm of U T. Karnes, about -15, or Gosnell after It had been inan- glecl In. a piece, of gin machinery which he was repairing at liic B. D. Hughes Gin nt Gosnell. "e was taken lo Walls Hospital after the accident, where his left arm was amputated above the elbow. Hit wife toJd workers at, the Red i-ross office here today Hint Mr Karnes was repairing the gin machinery when his arm was caught In a pulley belt. Workers at the gin today reported that Ihe accident happened about » P.m. yesterday as Mr. Karne . was putting belt dressing on pulley The machine stopped th and lease Mr. Karnes. Physical Therapist Due Miss Elizabeth Samuels, physical s - signment, to check on home progress . . Mis Samuels will give IrcalmenU "" «ivJ«vwrz. 'lu UKUI' 1KAUE BARXIfcRS —1'aUI ,,,,1 ,!-„„.'., °"° """ O. Hoffman, deft), Marshall P ,an administrator, gestures „ h, turns nMe^t^dVy' Trfnt toward Rcloion mri-ton Mini.>....«...< . —. .. . - _.i._v . - u-iea D * Parent, toward Belgian Foreign Minister '4>aul van Zecland (right), president of the Organization o( European Economic Cooperation, during address to ™T. ' he , general colmdl of thc "Kanizatlon In Paris, Monday. Holfman made 2K>7. It clear to thc council that It might be hard to get more aid funds from 2m , the U. S. Congress unless Marshall plan countries show more willingness 5933 to drop tariff barriers and Join in a single economic unit. (AP WIrephoto 2204 . via radio from Paris). ' . ".• tech- and . arens attendants of young polio victims. Association officials' said today that appointments for consultation with Miss Samuels can be made through the Crippled Children's Dl- KLT^!?°™i, I"'"" SaK^^. ^SX^ZZLZ ^co'nstltuKf'^e C 6 Welfare, the Infantile Paralysis Foundation or through private medical channels. ! SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Teachers Plan Sessions Here Two-County Group To Be Entertained By Blytheville Unit - • — •«• v.*n it pi c.if ma- district meeting for teachers u!if „ *. U " lted Mlne Workers school adminlstr«l,,r, i f^,!.- S «"' negotiate with them alone and — ...,,,,*..,£ i Vl icuviiera i and school administrators In Miss- , K<!mr>l nnA /^>Ut-V»J .—' .. ... ... 1 n ss- issippi and Crlttenden Counties will be conducted in Blytheville November n and 18, under the auspices of the Blylhevllle Education Association, w. B. Nicholson, sup- °"L ' re P««n{»tlve 8 will crliitejident of Blytheville Schools £,,,.•,» ™ '. to WOJ announced today. tentative agreement whlc announced today. The dlslrlct meeting is one of .jr various Arkansas arcns to replace Ihe annual meeting for the Arkansas Education Association, which has been de- "n- --iiiviiu rriiLull Will DC presented to the policy;committee .i?s^75iK.S» ^?S»:»:.2- IWd from' November unl» Mar^f Inn t™ c ™! d th *' *W>«™. according to • an aniioi.nri.nJhk' ™, "JL°?P ' a * e c " e of emergency. according to • an announcement made yesterday by Hoyt pyle, executive secretary for the A.E.A. Mr. Nicholson said today that between 600 and 700 teachers and school officials were expected to attend the meeting,' since there J>re 447 white teachers In Mississippi ' County and almost an equal number In Crlttenden The meeting will open 'with a conference at 2 um November 1" ai- ; the Blytlievllle htoh \ the conference session 'is 16 be followed by a Joint meeting of the Mississippi County Superintendents and Principals and the conference leaders, at Ihe Dell High School. The dinner meeting Is to conclude Thursday activities. AKA Officials to Tlie Friday schedule will be concerned with panel discussion .on various educational problems to be brought up by the teachers and administrators at the meeting. .Officials from the Arkansas Educational Association and the Arkansas Department of Education arc to be on hand for the mee.tlnz. Among those scheduled to attend are Mr. I'yle, Forrest Rozzcll, field secretary for the A.E.A., and Miss Emma Scott, editor of the A.E.A Journal. Mr. Nicholson explained today that this Is the first year district meetings have been narrowed down lo Include only -a few counties, but lhat congestion In small schools last year had brought about thc chango. Mr. Nicholson will preside at all the general sessions of the meet- Ing. This is thc first district meeting to be sponsored by the Bly- Ihevlllc Educallon Association which just this fall qualified as a local affiliate of the A.E.A. In order to qualify a s a local affiliate a district must have 100 teacher-members, and the Dlythc- ville group has exceeded this number. CIO Votes to Bar Reds from Office, Oust Left-Wingers £S^,Si5£^SS?&%^5£ snowed under all opposition an amended the CIO conslltutlon bar Communists from top offices nnd authorized the cxcculivc board to expel pro-Communist unions. : per memHer per month— a mov the hnii V .. " u> vi Ka '"" Pe r rnemner per month—a move » memL , ^ *? Th ° maS Via ' whlch wotl!d add onc million Tl,? ^, ' c 8ln crew ' to rc - lnrs to the treasury for ' organizing war ahead. the big . Expulsion of thc left wing unions as contemplated by the convention, Is expected to touch off a big drive _--f-—«" • ncrupisi uue 1! > cxpccica to touch off a bg drive -i, , m i n ih» n^"= ™ ' - a* ,„ „. c_ iJSfWftiasa! §SS—.- h r i', C Cr! "P'< : ' 1 . "ill arrive In Bly- them at any lime i" conveTtton mrt Mi^wS? «= sl ? n ' "***" ° Ulf ' hcville tomorrow for a week's as- Itself could do the same trdng by " w v, ^ « , tC / U phur Sprl " BS ' ^IPTlmnwJ !•«. _t » . _. • i 11. > . . * «»»iiiB, 11 j a. \y Va._ nnn Hftf 5?rtT-tnn*i .. _i- TTL _ , two-thirds vole, and resolution ni ~, f ,. K un nomcprogre.is vv> w -unrQs voic, ana resolutions bids will Iv r™^ ^"° |)atlcnt ' i ln Mlsstelppl w . er » re »"y for lhat purpose, aimed „ MllC 1^ County. • at Ihe rinitoH Wocfri^.i \i/n.i,.>, "."."*. '" — »-*.^ .v> ...uv punnj^t, ttlilil at Ihe United Electrical Workers. The board was given the authority lo expel any union whose policies and activities are found to be "con slstcntly directed toward the ach levement of the program or the purposes of thc Communist Party any fascist organization, or other lota' •»^,^ w uig»jn*«iLiuii, ur uuier total- mum Direct tnls morning Cause itarlan movement, rather than the of the smoke was not determined Ohf^MIv^n in/4 rv^llAlnr- ml *^^H, t» t^it t L _.. _v.^«. * . Secretary of Labor CIO. Maurice ThKin ""~» i.iauucu- j. imue wnicn became overheated Sat W "fi,i 0ne ° f , thc conventl °" '. rom friction. No damage was re- SDealcerx fnlft mnrntncr «^ H *.j speakers this morning. Our efforts," Lewb wired tlie Indiana governor, "have been stalemated by major Industrial and financial interests. "You are free to advise the coal iperators of Indiana," Lewis told he governor, "that the representa- m alone and ndependent of the operators of any i ny other «tete If they desire to make a-) agreement for Indiana. "If they Indicate such a desire our representatives will promptly rk out B ich will be erqbles In Chicago next Monday fternoon, November 7" Lewis suggested that, •meantime, oal needs by rationing existing tocks held by steel companies and other manufacturers The Lewis offer of negotiations on a single-state basis was one JhnMi?, 5 "!!, 8 * of Indlc "tlons that the UMW chief might be angling for a quick peace Less than it dajr after CIO PresI- d«t Philip Murfay signed J^e" • , --i . f.- ,H»f suddenly '<jt!Ied >. miners union polloy meeting for next Monday in oh'cago But why Chicago? 'Ihe site su<r- ^tL T,U 1 0wlble coal P""* P«' with Illinois producers. An agreement .with IHjnoIs producers would give Lewis a possible•'industry pattern such as Murray hopes he has for steel with Bethlehem pension- Insurance contract. • . A denial that .Illinois operators were wavering from the stand taken with coal producers from other sections came from Fred S, Wilkey secretary or Ihc Illinois Coal Operators Association. Twice during the last war Illinois operators settled with Lewis on erms later reluctantly accepted by the rest of the soft coal Indus- D ?. Indl!in tt Gov. Henry F. bchrickcr declared a state of emergency as a result of the coal strike, and set up'a state fuel commission to allocate available fuel. He said Tie would advise President Truman and the principals in the coal stoppage or thc "tragic emergency*' In the state. ., While House Silent Tlie White House had no comment on that development or any other phnsc of the coal-steel situa- Scc STRIKES on Page !4 Publishers Given Warning of More Federal 'Limits' MINERAL WELLS, Tex., Nov. 2. I/Pi— The new president of thc Southern Newspaper Publishers Association said oday that publishers in the next 12 months would have to ligbt Increasing federal encroachment on "the traditional and constitutional freedom of the press." Clarence B. Hanson, Jr., of Blr- mlnglinm. Ala., said so In an inter- session of thc four-ttay"sNPA con- to ventlon. As an example of governmental efforts to "limit" press freedom, Hanson ofrcrcd the federal plan tion. "That 'amounts to classifying newspapers." Hanson said. "Tlie next step could be other regulatory measures." "Combat against this rising tide of federal control," Hanson said, , . they arc given the truth they will - ,'..*.. —,.. ...£.7, W Va., and Hot Springs, Ark. The bids will b« acted on at a directors' meeting In January, probably at Birmingham. • * Furnace Causes Alarm Smoke from a gas furnace was the cause of a fire alarm ai H. D. Hughes' Mens Store at 310 West Main street this morning. Cause it forth in but it was believed to have been caused by the fan belt on the fur- J. nace which became overheated ported.

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