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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOXJTHBABT MISSOURI VOL. XLVI—NO. 62 Blythevill* Courier Blythevllle Dully New* Mississippi valley Leader Bli'theville Herald niA'THEVlLLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, MAY 23, 1950 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTB Talks Begin In Railroad Pay Dispute Switchmen Pose Strike Threat To West Roads WASHINGTON, May 23.— (AP) •—The government began union-ninrmgemciit conferences today seeking lo avert a strike due June 1 on 10 western railroads. The Switchmen's Union of North America has threatened a walkout of 6,000 members in vital yard service on the lines, operating west of Chicago. The union is demanding a 40- hour week with the same pay now received for a 48-hour week. It also wants time-and-a-half pay for Saturday work and double time for Sunday work. Meeting Today Chairman Francis A. O'Neill, Jr., of the National Mediation Board called representatives ol western railro.id.': and the switchmen's union together at 10 am. (EST). Daniel P. Loomls, chairman ol the Western Carriers Conference Committee, headed the management Allies Protest Russian Act for German'Army' Western Powers Seek Disbanding of Force By JOHN 8CALI WASHINGTON, May 23. (Al>)—The United Stales, Britain and France accused Russia today of creating a 50,000-man German military force and called on the Soviets to disband it. The three Western powers sent separate protests to Moscow saying Russia had broken its postwar pledges by establishing a police forte in Eastern Germany with—as the American note phrased it—"the character of an army." negotiators ami Arthur Glover, Scheduled to receive awards as outstanding studenUs in Blytheville High School's 1050 graduating class, ttie eight shown here wilt be recognized tonight during annual class night activities at the school. Tlie award winners Include the following: top row (left to right)—Margery Hale, valedictorian; Shirley King, salutatorian; Boh Kirshner, public president of the switchmen's union, the labor side. The Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and Order o( Railway speaking award; and Maxine Hipp, 4200 Arkansas State College scholar- Conductors also have the same ilc- ship. Botton row (left to right) Harry Pritzlus. Jr., vocal music award Mary Jo Eaton, vocal music award; Nancy shivley, D.A.R. Good Citizenship award; and Ben Borowsky, D.A.R. history award. Outstanding BHS Students to Get Awards n U.S. to Set Up Civil Defense Plan For Atom Bomb Worried Cities WASHINGTON, May 23. (AP) — An emergency civil defense plan is going to be ready mauds, but they nre presenting their cn.se to a fact-finding board it tuned by President Trmiinn, The trainmen's brotherhood represents most ot the 90,000 switchmen In the rail Industry. Glover refused lo linvc the fnct board decide his case along with tho.se of the BRT and OHC. The Truman boa id hns satd it will recommend the same settlement terms (or members ot Glover's union as the honrd will recommend for other yard service employes represented by the BRT and ORC. These are the ten railroads GIov- The United SUlcs note called on* UiiAsEn to prove Its "pacific intentions" by dissolving the "mUltnrlzcd units" immediately. The State Department said British and French notes took the same general line. "Causes Grave Concern" Expressing "grave concern" (it- Russia's action, the Amerlcun note snid the Soviets have "destroyed world confidence in the .sincerity" of their repeated protestations of penceful intentions. It cited five specific Soviet written agreements ngninst militarizing Germany, including Hie promises mnde at Yalta February 11, 1945. The lhree-]x>\vcr decision to send protests to Moscow wns reached nt the London conference of the Big Three foreign ministers—Secretary of State Acheson, British Foreign Minister Bevin nnd French Foreign Minister Schuimm. Notes Beftir« Crisis The notes went to Moscow at Unic when a week-end of possible crisis in East-West vclaUons in Germany is approaching. Communist youths from the Soviet Zone have laid plans for a mnrcl and demonstration in Berlin nexi Sunday. West Berlin's Mayor Ernsi Router tins warned Russia his sec' tor wilt "defend its freedom" flgalns any effort to "suddenly overrun free Berlin." r Secretary Acheson Is'to give Con 6,re.ss n report next week on the dls soon for the iation's A-bomb worried cities. lia\e been complaining that fc — -r To Be Honored at Annual Class Night ^Outstanding students oC the i050 graduating class at'Blytheville High School will be.recognized tonight at the annual class night activities.at tbe school auditorium." . JjMargery Hale, (laughter of Mr. iifd Mrs G. A. Hole, of Burdette, Wj'to receive the highest scholastic ho'nor among the 126 graduates. She was'named class valedictorian and will 'also receive the mathematics and English awards given by the High School. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel F. Morris provide the valedictory and salutatory awards. Shirley King, daughter ol Mr. and Mrs. W. P. King, is to be presented the -salutatorian award as ranking second, scholastic ally. In the class. Wins Speaking Award Bob Kirshner, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Kirshner, Is to be presented the public speaking award. The presentation Is to be made by Oscar Pendler. music to get a progpm readj this sum mer that will, show - them what \v to\\ ns can't find out \vhat they ought to Hew Six-County Grade School Principals Group Organized la the field ol vocal honors are being shared. Mary Jo Eaton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Coady Eaton, and Harry FriVi- ius, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fritzlus, Sr., win rrceieve awards bfcr recognition from Mrs. George :n*l. Lee., Both are'members ol the Glee Club. Mary Jo is a member of the girl's trio and Harry is a featured vocalist. Ben Borowsky, son of Mr. and. Mrs. William Borosky of Manila, Is "Northeast Arkansas Elementary School Principals Association" is the name chosen for a new district educationnl organization including Mississippi County and five other counties, it was announced today by Fred B-vd of Leachville, secretary. The name was selected by a vote of Executive Committee members. Crittenden, Poinsett. Craighead, Greene and Clay Counties also are included In the area covered by the organization, which is the first of its kind in Luc stale. This new organization was created by the Northeast Arkansas Schonlmasters Club, of which Superintendent Ralph Haizlip of Parn- goulrt is president and Green Coun- lo receive the D.A.H. History Award, | and Nancy shively, daughter Mr. and Mrs, Nick Shively, D.A.R. Good Citizenship Award. Maxinc Hipp, daughter of Mr. II U Jit, __ Both ty School Supervisor J. J. Yar"*"i ' b rough is secretary. MvmbcrsUip Is Open Mr. Boyd said that membership ts open to any person, layman or professional, who is interested in the future ot elementary schools. The Executive Committee includes Miss Lillian Barton of Jonesboro, president of the new organization; Mrs Cora Scott of Para- goutd. vice president: Mr. Boyd, secretary: and representatives from f • each county. These representatives .. are James U Mathis of Manila, 1 Mississippi County; Miss Ullian Tibbcls of Hulbcrt, Crittenden; A. bers of the Executive Committee indicate a desire for the new group to concentrate on improvement of classroom teaching and supervisory help for teachers. Approves One-Day Institute The committee has given unanimous endorsement to a proposed one-day special educational InstI tute to be sponsored jointly by the organization and the Department of Psychology nnd Education of Arkansas State College. It would be held before summer terms open in July in mnny school districts. Mr. Boyd said the new organization will cooperate In Its project* with the Arkansas Elemcntar; School Council, the State Depart ment of Education, state and na lional organizations of elenientari principals,* Parent-Teachers Asso ciations nnd other groups intcrcstct aiding dren. elementary school chil , and Mrs, J. T. Hipp of Biirdette. is See SENIORS IMS' 4 Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy with scattered thundershowcrs in . \V. O'Bryiuit of Lcpanto. Poinsett: Mas Helen Brown of State College. Cratgheflt'J; Miss Mntcl McDnnicl of Panmcmld. Greene; and Mrs. Paulyne B. Mooring of Rector. Clny. The three officers are scheduled to meet in Jonesboro tins week and plin a meeting of the full committee. Mr. Boyd said letters from mem- Will work on the the cittejs hue td, will-be the basis X CLOUDY AND THREATENING northwest portion this afternoon and tonight and showers tn north and central Wednesday, Thursday scattered thundcrshovvcrs in cast -and extreme south portions. Not much change (n temperature. Missouri forecast: Tartly cloudy tonight and Wednesday; warmer southeast and south central tonight; low tonight. 61-68: high Wednesday near 80. Minimum this morning—CO. Maximum yesterday—89. Sunset today—7;01. Sunrise tomorrow—4:52. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—29.71. Mean temperature (midway between high nnd low)— 74.5. This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—58. Maximum yesterday—&5. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this dale —24.12; House Okays Aid Bill WASHINGTON. May 23. <AP> — House passage sent to the Senate today a compromise bill authorizing a 53.120,550,000 program oi economic aid to Europe and other non-Communist areas. Prompt Senate action was expected. The House approved It by a vote of 247 to 88. N. 0. Cotton July . Oct. . Dec. . Mar. . May . House of Charm Opens in New Headquarters James R. Deal, owner and opcr ator of the House of Charm, which features interior decorative fabric.', and services, said today he has opened his business at a new location on South Division Street, across the street from the "Haz'.rbacfc" Mr. Deal said that the new store still had not been completed because of weather complications, but that the show room was opened and custom furniture manufacturing, re-upholstering, drapery and slipcover work were being done in the large work room that had been completed. The work room for the enlarged establishment -Is under the supervision of R. E. Brooks, who has been with the firm for about a sear. John Deal, manager of '.he Memphis firm, A. 1* Deal Flooring Company, with about 20 years expert cnce in hardwood flooring, is to be in charge of the flooring rteuarl- •ment, and Sam Parker of Dyersburg and Memphis will be in charge Open High Low Close i Ol - lhc interior decorating services. The owner, also Is manufacturer of Stonekote material for « three state area, and Is a member of IHi Trl-States stonekote Co., Inc., with oIfice-5 in Memphis. The product i to be manufactured in Blytheville and the company also serves as s retail sales organization for appli cation of It. Mr. Deal has not comp!et6d plan for the formal opening, which wl be held after the new eslabllshiv.en is completed. Construction of th 31101 new building has been underwa 3164 | since early March. or'the illl^hV-progr'am Permanent Plan Later on. by aept. 1, NSRB In- ends to have a more permanent ivil defense plan ready for slates nd communities. NSRB officials say no change In wlicy has been made--that the ecleral government isn't stepping to give the orders and foot the ill for civil defense, it still plans o supply guidance nnd advice, and cave it to states and cities to make lie detailed arrangements and pay nosL of the checks. Nor does the fact that an emcr- ;ency plan is being developed indi- :atc, NSRB authorities say, that the government considers an attack any nore likely now than in recent weeks and months. BIdcile Is Chairman Eric Biddle, a consultant in the iivillah Mobilization Office at NSRB, is chairman of the government's committee working with Washington, Seattle and Chicago authorities, A meeting was held yesterday with Washington officials and private individuals working on civi defense. 23-l*olnt Check List A 23-point check list was. passed around and experts in 30 fields are supposed lo supply answers within a week, - telling what they wonh plan to do. what they would need in the way of handling people ant equipment, in event of a nations emergency and before and after a atomic attack. Later in the week, officials iron cattle anr* Chicago, and rcprc entalives ot sUles of Washlngto nd Illinois, have been asked t ome in for conferences. With the Information gatherc rom studies in the three citie tfSRB hopes to put together a pro ram that will be valuable to othc Itles. er has ticketed for strike ; action on June 1 Chicago Great Western; Chicago, Rack Island and ^PgclfjLc _Diven port. Uock Island and North Western; Denver and Rio Grande Western: Orcat. Northern Railroad; Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad: Northern Pacific Terminal Company or Oregon; St. Paul Union DC pot Company; Sioux City Terminal Railway Company, nnd Western Pacific Railway Company. Glover's union snys it has al- ady signed n contract granting its emands with the Delaware, Lack- wanng and Western Railroad. The railroads say thut the un•n's demands would mean about a I per cent wage boost, A spokes- iari for Glover sntd llie figure ould be about 23 per cent. The swilchmcn work in rail yards, intUing cars to form or break up rains. 3289 3157 . 3152 . 3153 . 3155 3305 3285 3173 3152 3169 3145 3171 3153 3167 3150 3302 3110 3162 3165 3161 New York Cotton Open High Low close July 3297 3319 3296 3319 Oct ' 3184 3180 3157 3177 Dec 3159 3173 3152 3168 Mar 3161 3176 3154 May 3160 3172 3153 cusslons that led to the decision li send the notes, It was announced .that member of Congiess \d(,h all othcis birrei vyUl lieni the^iecictary of state a a meeting on Wednesday of ncx week ' / Force Is Nrtt Ordinary The Unitcc! Stales note said the German force: 'It Is not un oixllnary/pollce force and It docs not have ordinary no lice duties. "It receives basic infantry, arttl lory, and armored training, and equipped with military weapons In eluding machine guns, howitzers, an ti-air craft crmnon, mortars, an tanks. ; "H mus^ be regarded, thercfon Vmdow Display Shows Products Of Shop Class Albert Robinson, shop Instructor at BIythcvllle High School, said to"y tVial a window display repre- entlng d portion of the projects covered by the shop students this year v, r as on display nt the Hub- sard Hardware this week, Mr. Robinson explained that the purpose of the program was to give high school students training In both industrial and trades job." which will qualify them for positions after graduation. Mr. Robinson also staled that accuracy nnd precision were emphasized during the year's work am that the display was set tip to indicate the progress of the students Mass production was also emphasized in part of the shop work. S'udcnls participating in thi shop display projects arc Thorn?.: Prince. Bobby Tom.lnson, J. W Booker, Hobby White, Billy Smith Daral Lloyd, Robert Reid, Harold Bunn, Charles Prichard. Jamc Gentry, Billy Hall. Charles Wise Tommy Young, Hilly Crnfton, an John Clouse. General's Talk To Highlight Medical Meet s a military force." Tlie American note also snicl Hint f creating the force Russia has destroyed world confidence in tlie ncerlty of iU promises" and nrous- d world-wide doubt "a,"> to its pa- fic Intentions." The note went on to say Hint if ;us,sla wants to restore .sonic meas- re of confidence In Its assertions f peaceful Intentions, "It cannot, all to dissolve immediately the illtarl/cd units which it has set p in Knslcrn Germany." Force Ts Armed "The force Is nrmcd with stand- rtl Gt'rmjin Infanlary weapons, Ste PROTEST on P»|je 14 German Reds Promise Calm Youth March BERLIN, May 23. (/>')— The East German Communists promised today their youth march on Berlin, already underway, will bo peaceful throughout. Gerhart Sister, spokesman for the Soviet /.one regime, told a news conference: "We have our sector (Russian) so organized that our youth will not be provoked. We don't want to jjive Western sectors a chance U> arrest our boya and girls." Eisler made a special point of urging foreign correspondents to "tell tiie entire world" trmt the march of a half million German Communist youth (FDJ) will be nulct and orderly. Fifty thousand younger members of the FDJ are already in Berlin for tile demonstration. Twenty thousand "young pioneers" those under H, streamed In today on special trains tlttxt deposited them lit the Russian sector. An address by Lt. Cicn. Hen Lear of Memphis fs to hignllght the meeting of the First Councilor Difi- .rlct of the Arkansas State Medlcnl Society, which convened Iierc short- y alter nodti today. Dr. p. E. Utley, pj-esErittit of the district group, had previously announced that 150 doctors were expected to be on hand for the convention, and that the meeting tonight, sponsored Jointly by the American LeCion, was lo be an open meeting. ^During the afternoon session four members of the faculty of tlie Vamlerbilt University Medical School were to read medical papers on the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, hyperthyrold state, rndlo- togic aspects of lung diseases, and the most common cancers An addrc-s dealing with pharmacy and socialized medicine was also scheduled for thts nlternoon Herbert w. Parker, past president o the State Pharmacy BoarJ, was to make the address. Dinner at the Noble Ho'.cl at 5:3") p.m. was to conclude the afternoon session. L/.S, Said Ignoring Plan For 'Compact' Troops By EDWARD K. ROM AH WASHINGTON, May 23. (/!>)—Some rei|wnslble officials declared :oday the administration Is giving no thought to the Idea of bolstering the defenses of any of the North Atlantic countries with American troops. + Aside from the arrangement br which B-29 bombers are stationed in Britain, no such reinforcement has been proposed by any of the Western nations, a reporter was told. : • Vice President Barklej^'suggested -• in a New Orleans 'addrtss that/the Uin'e might come wlien /'American occupation forces" may be sent to other countries. Later he explained what he had in mind was.a.possible request for troops from sonic or the other 11 nations In the North Atlantic Compact to-round out their defenses. Official* Dltfrr Other officials, who declined to he quoted by name, were inclined to view Barkley's • suggestion as speculation on the future, advanced on his own responsibility. They saw It as based on tlie troubled states of Western relations with the Soviet bloc and the military, assistance this country already la giving Western European and other non-Communist nations. There has been no hint that the matter came up for action or serious consideration at the -London meeting of the North Atlantic Council this month. Public disclosures of the defense planning have Indicated the U. 3. Is being looked to In the Ark-Mo Annual Report Shows 64 Per Cent Hike in Power Sales; Total Income Up 36% Increases In income, expenditures, dividends, customers, plant Investment and kilowatt-hour sales were •eflcctcd in the annual report for :349 that was announced here today by the Arkansas-Missouri Power Company. Construction begun and completed last year, work currently under way and expansion plans for this year also arc Included In the report. Total Income for 1949 of S4.949.128 represented a 36 per cent increase over gross 1918 income of $3,643,057. As a result of larger tlsc by all classes of customers. Increased pipeline pumping and the addition of 2,400 new customers, sales of electricity Increased 64 per cent during 1949, the annual report slated. Consumers Double in 10 Years At the end of 1049, Ark-Mo served 33,636 customers, more than twice the number served 10 year,. ago. Kilowatt-hour sales increase! from 112,032,000 in 1944 to 348,284, Frtdle E. Chandler Chandler Named Farm Agent for Garland County Eddie E. Chandler who has been issLstnnl county agent in North Mississippi County for the past two years has been named county agent Gnrland County and win assume his duties there Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Chandler and daughter left Blythevtlle yesterday for Hot Springs, where he Is to have lieadquarters. 'Flic appointment was announced today by Ihe University of Arkansas Agricultural Extension Service. Before coming to Mississippi County, Mr. chandler had been connected with the Extension Service of the University of Missouri In Cape Oirnrdcau County. Keith J. Btlbrey. county agent, .said that an nssistnnt to replace Mr. Chandler is expected to be nomed In the near future. White tn niythcvllle. Mr. Chandler was chairman of the Junior Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Ct.mmittee for the annual soyheau yield contests. He also was director for 4-H Club work In this area. Western lineup for air and naval power and for munitions rather than manpower. A Spccllil Arrangement Should American forces be sent to other countries in n future emergency, Informed authorities believe It would be under a special arrangement like Hint by which the B-29 squadrons In England help safeguard the continent, as well as Britain, against aggression. American occupation forces in Germany now have that primary role, High Commissioner John J. McCloy noted yesterday. He said In a speech at Hanover that "British, French and American troops in this country are no longer primarily an occupying force, but a force defending Germany and Europe against revival of dictatorship and oppression." 000 last year. Net income for Ihe company In 949 was $447.150. compared to S332,- ilfl for 1948. This amounted to £2.02 icr outstanding share of common itoelc in 1949 as compared to $1.77 per share tn 1018. According lo the report, the company continued Its dividend policy of 25 ccnU per quarter and paid a total of SI per share on the outstanding common stock in 1919. The earned surplus account Increased by $225,844 duriHK Die year. Approximately $300.000 was distributed In February of thts year & customer dividend In compliance will) »n order issued by the Arkansas Public Service Commission, which requires refunding ol income In excess of the six per cent set by the PSC UK the maximum allowable return on a utility's investment. •To ftinance construction require-1 mtnls, retire shoiV term bank loans | and provide funds lor general cor-1 porale purposes, Ihe power com-, pany Issued and sold In 13W a total of $8,650.000 tn first mortgage bonds and interim notes. New riant Nearly Finished The report also stated that by the end of last year, n total of $3.540.000 had been Invested In the company's new ,10.000-kllowatt generating plant under construction between St. Francis, Ark., and Campbell, Mo. It is expected that test runs will be made this month and that the plant will go Into service In June, the report said. Plant investment during 19(9 reached tl3.881.000, compared to $10,453.000 tn 1048. During 1040, Ark-Mo extended its 110,000-volt system by constructing 27 miles of line from a potnl near CHICAGO, soybeans: Jly . . Nov . Jan . the new generating plant to Hayti At Haytl, the report conttn- Mo. ucs, W.333-KVA substation Se« ARK-MO on P» s e It May 23. (>V)— Closing Low Close 2.95*i 3.01 2.19'i 2.21 2.20?, 2.21 High 3.01 2.21'i 2.22 New York Stocks Closing Quotations: AT&T Amcr Tobacco ... Anaconda Copper ... Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Clcn Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Centrtil tnt Harvester Naliorjal Distillers .. Republic Steel Radio : ,, Socony Vacuum ... Studcbaker Standard of N J 161 1-2 6R 3-4 33 37 70 154 1-2 49 3-4 87 1-2 58 3-8 H .1-8 . 20 1-2 . 22 1-2 . 33 3-4 . 20 1-1 . 18 3-4 . 34 1-2 16 Texas Corp 70 J C Penney 59 1-4 U S Steel 33 1-1 Building Permit Suit May Await Tribunal Ruling A Chancery Court suit brought by P. John.-, in which he seeks an Injunction to prevent the City of BIythcvllle from halting construction of an ice cream stand on the corner of Walnut and Division Streets may remain unsettled until the Arkansas Supreme Court can rule 0:1 a similar case. In Chancery Court here yesterday. Chancellor C. M. Buck overruled a demurrer filed by the city In an effort to show that a cause for action Is lacking. Court attaches said action on this suit is scheduled to await a supreme court ruling In a similar suit filed by a previous owner of the plot, who also attempted to erect a business building on It. The city contends that the lot Is In a residential district and has refused to grant a building permit for the Ice cream stand, A Municipal Court hearing on » charge that Mr. Johns and Ben White. Blytheville contractor, began construction without a permit has been continued pending » Chancery Court decision on the Injunction petition. Chancery Court was In session here again today to hear divert* suits »nti equity c»su.