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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT: NEWSPAPKB OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST, MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 197 ' Blytheville Daily Newi Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1949 SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Steel Peace Talk On Legal Levels Gets Under Way Biggest Operator May Reach Terms With Murray's Union -t*< PITTSBURGH, Nov. 10.— (AP)— CIO United Steelwork ei's and giant United State Steol opened peace talks o a legal level today which mien end the most costly, steel sti'ik in American history. Rumors flooded this stee capital that industry, leatle U. S. Steel is making an offer to put its 170,000 workers 'back in the mills across the country. Tlieie was no official comment from either Big Steel or Onion President Philip Murray. But a meeting of lawyers for both sides during the morning make it plain rhey are exploring the possibilities ~of * settlement. Chief Negotiator John A. Stephens, U.S. Steel vice president, stood By as did uviion authorities. Steelworker teams were on hand tor a time but were told to go home and report back at 3- p.m. Big Steel and the union heads were expected to get together before the day Is out. Lending credence to prospects of a break was a union call for meeting of Its powerful wage policy committee tomorrow—possibly to consider a setr tlernent. A, peace pact with U.S. Steel would mean virtual end lo the t costly 41- day strike by the sleel- workers for free insurance arid pensions . as -recommended by a presidential board. U.S. Steel is the only one of th four top producers still holding out It led industry's fight against foot •-' Ing the welfare bill. Today's peace talk came on th heels ol a . strike-ending contrac with Youngstown . Shee & Tube '- Company, . employing 19,000. Shortly before last midnigh Great Lakes Steel at Detroit reach ed a similar agreement for its 10.000 employes. Those rapid-fire .developnien brought to five the number of majo * steer producers who have.: agree Man Who Cannot Write Sought in Washington As Forger of Checks WASHINGTON, Nov. 10. (IF) — Police are looking for • man who as succeeded In passing bad checks 11 over town despite * formidable handicap: : He can't write. The check-passer Is described as being about 75 years old. six feet tall, and clad in faded blue over alls. Equipped with » social security card as identification, he has been ambling into stores and offering down payments — by check — on merchandise. , • The checks Invariably are for much more than the amount of the down payment'. , , He signs them with an "X." Missco Farmers Re-elect Officers County Bureau Holds Annual Meeting and Adopts Resolutions H. F. Ohlendorf was unanlmous- y chosen to succeed himself as resident of the Mississippi County arm Bureau last night when that roup held Its annual meeting in is Junior Chamber of Commerce lubhouse here. He and Incumbents O, L. White, ecretary-treasurer; H. G. Knap'- enberger, first vice-president; and r red Fleeman, second vice-president were elected without'opposl- lon. The group received ; the endorsement of the nominating committee leaded by Chris F. Tompkins, who stated that "everybody over the county seemed pleased with the work done by our officers and the lominating committee felt - it should again endorse them." In other action the approximate- .y 60 members present adopted a comprehensive group of resolutions, conceived to strengthen the position of the Mississippi County farmer, and voted to invest In gov^ ernment bonds a part of a cash balance of better than $11,000 the bureau has on hand at the'present to Mur tributOLY pensions RE-ELECTED BY FARM BUKEAtJ—H. F. oblendorf. (center) is pictured above with the three other officials of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau last night when they received the unanimous endorsement of the group to serve in their respective capacities for another year. They are (from the lett) Fred Fleeman, second vice president; H. C. . • . , —Courier News,Photo Knappenbergcr, first vice president; Mr. Ohlenuorf; Churles Rose, wt\o is a member of the state board of directors of the Farm Bureau; and a. !«. White, secretary-treasurer of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau. time. After a lengthy discussion, the ^ncv? con group voted to leave to the discretion of the bureau's^executive committee how much WiU be invested and how- the money will be spent in the pient that is Want Four Firemen Die in Crash In Baltimore BALTIMORE, Nov. 10. CAP) Pour firemen were killed and four injured when two fire engines, racing to answer an alarm, collided at an intersection near PimHco Racetrack In 'northeast .Baltimore yesterday. -"Both of them were really trav- liiig," said a filling station attend- nt who sa wthc -trucks speeding or the corner. He estim ntcd th at ie, a .hook-and-ladder, was doing >etv>'een 50 and 60 miles/an, hour. n Sheet^& Tube's con- tratd calls for $100 * monthly pensions lo workers aged 65 *ith 25 Vtiars* service. If a worker !$• en- tilled to a $70 monthly pension Irom his social security paj ments the company will pay $30:tq makeinLs pension total $100. The contract calls.for a five-cent- an-hour social insurance program! Workers will pay two and one-hall cents. Tha company will do the same. I>etails of Great Lakes'^contract announced by the union, "were not A^ released. ; ^r Generally, they were expected to follow the "Bethlehem pattern"— the same as Youngstown Sheet Tube. n% which Farm Bureau or- Polio Patients Get Check-up By Specialist . Miss Elizabeth Samuels, physical therapist with the Arkansas Association for the Crippled, yesterday completed a five-day schedule in BlythevillB. during which time home progress of polio patients still requiring treatment and therapy was checked. Miss Samuels, after setting up ft mobile unit nt the North Missfsslp- flioi County Health Unit, examined approximutely 20 children, instruction for use of braces, crutches and exercists \vas given parents along with the demonstrations.' Most ol the children were examined more than once by Misg Sam- go to th6 ganizatlon, 1 A permanent classification foi the cotton elapsing oftlce here 2 AbancUffiment of the current cottonseed support price program fthd prompt scheduling of 1 * ''workable program \ 3 Ninety percent of parity soybeans. N 4- Active opposition to granting of : a franchise to a Memphis or ganization for the purpose of trnns parting labor within a 150 mile radius of that city. 5. Increased efforts to recruit la bor from surrounding hill country Texas and Mexico. 8. Continued pressure for bette secondary roads, more rural elec trilicatton and .telephones. 7. Research on the part of Unl verslty of Arkansas experiment sta tion'in regard to best types of fer tilizer for Mississippi County so! 8. Opposition to the Branna Plan.and to the use of the Pro ductlon Marketing Administrate as "a propaganda agency for th passage of other farm N leglslatio specifically the Brannan Plan." 9. Repeal of the oleomnrgnrin uels. It Is believed that a full time physical therapist will be assigned bo this county in the near future to complete the therapy needed for recovery of the polio patients, a majority of which will require treatment for several more months. Political Tension High In Philippine Election MANILA, Nov. 10. (AP)—Tension was high in the Philippines tpdiiy as President Elpidio Quinno moved to a 170,000 vote lead over two opponents in returns still trickling in from Tuesday's elections. ..'.'• The Army and National Police heads assured '• Quirino full security measures were being taken to forestall post election violence. Already 26 have been killed and 40 wounded in election strife. — Court fights over the election results appeared almost FHA Will Make Disaster Loons f n 20 Counties Lewis Snubs Mediator in Coal Dispute UMW Boss Ignores Meeting But Says He'll Appear Monday WASHINGTON, I*OT. 10. W>—CyrtK Chin*, federal mediation director, alter a e»U to the While House today s»H (hat he would 1*11 the eonl operalnn, who had gathered for * conference with Lewi* to'ro hom«, »nd that he would be "too busy to tee Lewia on Monday." ! By Norman Walker I WASHINGTON, Nov. 10. (AP)—John L. Lewis failed to show up today for a coal peace conference called by the government. Instead, he sent a terse wire saying he would 3ee the federal mediators on Monday. It amounted to a sharp slap in the face to Cyrus Ching, federal mediation chief. It left him, too, pretty much iit the position of the parson when the bride-to-be doesn't show up for the wedding. ; Ching was there, fuming. The soft coal operators were *there, fuming. But no Lewis. In fact, It was something of a mystery where Lewis was. Aides of the bushy-browed union leader with the flair for tho dramatic said they did not know. Ching wns plainly burned upV First, he fired a telegram' to the Unlled Mine Workers headquarters asking Lewis for "clarification." But he didn't even know •whether Lewis would sec It. Jury Again Finds | 2 Negroes Guilty 1 Burglary Defendants Get 5-Year Terms In Circuit Court Two Negroes yesterday found guilty of burglary and grand Then Ching called for his car and sped to tha White House himself to make the report. . Oiling talked with John B. Steel- w 'man, a presidential assistant. While Ching was at the Whtto certain. Incomplete returns gave these figures late today: Quiririo , : 931,521; the other,-a hcse truck uas JfPan«e puppet Jose-Laurel 761,- ptng abeut 3o or 40. '.Both of them had thtir sirens creaming and I gucs . they just' ouldn't hear each other," iltc wit- es added. The,eight firemen, four on each ngine,-were hurled through the air >y the violence of the 'impact. The dead were Identified as oseph A RemeSkis, 35; Charles Paff,-57; James W. Haynie, 26, and oseph B. Magaha, 25. The fire turned out to be a small ield blaze. It was quickly extinguished. ;ax. Bureau Has 4,559 Members In other business members heard reports from secretary-treasurer G. L. White, who reviewed expenses of the organization; and Fred Smith, who prepared a financial statement as a service to the Bureau. • . Lehman Says Victory Over Dulles Will Aid Democrats Next Year NEW YORK, Nov. 10. (AP)—Senator-elect Herbert H. Lehman said today his victory over Republican Sen. John Poster Dulles would Influence elections In 1950, 1952 and "way beyond that." i If Dulles had won, Lehman told a fencws conference, "it would have given great encouragement to the reactionary forces who would have redoubled their effort*." .. The 71-year-old fonrier governor, who championed President Truman's "Fair 'Deal" throughout hts campaign, said his triumph in Tuesday's election was won by "the forces of liberal, enlightened government." His view of the results was exactly opposite to that of Dulles and Goy. Thomas E. Dewey, who appointed Dulles lo the Senate last July and slumped the .state for him. Dcwey sa!d yesterday the election outcome "is a setback and not a sain lor.the policies of the national administration, since Senator Dull« ran 3,ell ahead of local tickets »H o\er Hie slat*," Other reports were heard on work o! • committees, the insurance program and an outline of the proposed fire insurance plan. In his remarks to the group, Mr. Ohlondorf emphasized importance of active committees and attendance at the state meeting of Farm Bureaus, which will be held In Little Rock, Nov. 21. The president reported that membership fn the Bureau now totals 4.559, which entitles the organization to 18 votes at the state convention. He pointed out that the Bureau does not elect delegates to the con- | Health Units: vention, but urges as many members as possible to go to Little Rock Better Sanitation In Rural Sections is Recommended The'Slate Health Department is interested in establishing proper garbage collection and disposal units in both city and country, W. Q. Stinnett, county supervisor for the Malaria control Division of the State Health Department, said today. Mr. Stinnett said that the department officials were of the opinion that too much confidence has been placed in artificial control of disease by sprays of various kinds, and that not enough emphasis has been placed In the plactice of good sanl- tatfon. Insect and filth-born diseases can not be checked by sprays when cleanliness and screen protection Is disregarded, he said. In this connection Mr. Stinnett said today that he would discuss with city officials, representative of civic clubs or other organizations. the establishrncnt of the garbage 'collection and disposal program, for any community in the county, in an effort to work out proper sanitation program. Mr. Stinnett said that If such a program was established it would be based on a survey, taken lo Indicate public reaction toward tbe pro- 245, and Independent Jose 21G048 v "'-, 4 '""''* | Complete official returns from 235 municipalities gave vQulrlno 405,142; Laurel. 317,0.1 and Avelina 85.613 votes. Returns 'have not-.been received officially from several strategic provinces. But observers felt 'Qulr- tao's lead would be maintained or increased. , Composition of the new Philippines Congress was studied. Quirino's troubles with a balky Congress have been manifold during the past two years.. There has been a struggle for power between three factions, Quirino's Liberals, the.' Na- cionalistas of Laurel and dissident Liberals who followed Avellno. Incomplete returns thus far show that Quirino may win control of the Senate by the election of flve or more of his candidates to the eigh vacancies. The president holds a heavy margin in the House of Rep Realtor? Elect George V/iggs To Head Board N George W. Wiggs, who,has been associated with the Cates-Worth- ngton Company, real estate, since January of this year, last night was elected president of the Blytheville Heal Estate Board lo succeed P. B Joyner. Mr. Wiggs resigned his position LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 10. (AP) — Cotton farmers In 20 Arkansas counties are eligible for emergency oans through the Farmers Home Administration. Tlicir counties were designated as "disaster areas"—areas in which weather a n d; pestilence damaged cotton heavily this year—by the Department of Agriculture. yesterday. , . .The counties are: Arkansas, Ashley, Chfcol. Dcsha, Drew, Lincoln, Jackso'ri, Jefferson, PnlaGki.v.Lon- oke,. Phillips'; Pope, Faulkner;.White,' Independence, Conway, Woodruff, Clark, Cloburne and Yell. . ." ; The Arkansas FHA office said ecds of farmers in these counties re estimated at $2,000,000—$750,000 f this in Jefferson County alone. Other counties still are to. pe larceny for the second time and House, the UMW mndo public the Circuit Court jury that C on-Udegram it saioV Lewis had sent victed them recommended the |'\ response to Ching s y request for snme five-year sentences that they ' had sought .to have set aside through an appeal to the Arkansas. Supreme court. workers representatives would l-hey are John Henry'Barnes olL fl * ied until , Mond j y In 'clarification." Lewis Sends Explanation This said that Lewis' earlier wire "was based on the fact that tha occuple ^^ c0 ' It "Monday 1 convicted at the April term of court. They were accused-~bf the theft of .„.„..„„„ ... a safe containing more than ? 800 abi ; iHl ^ iei S! ;ernoon first mlneworkers' as app: Wi_ggs iralser for the Prudential In- rcsentatives but he lost four Manila seats to the Nacionalistas. President Will Lead Armistice Day Parade WASHINGTON, NOV. 10— (IT)— Americans observe Armistice- Day tomorrow—the 31st anniversary of the ending of World War I. President Truman will lead ong parade of notables to the omb of the unknown soldier for wreath-laying ceremonies. George N. Craig, national com- nandcr of the American Legion will make an Armistice Day address in the Arlington Amphitheater shortly afterward. smance Company at the close 6! 1948 to go Into the real estate business, and has been active in the Blylhevllle Real Estate Board ac tivities since'that time. Other officers elec'Lcd last nigh at a dinner meeting at the Hole Noble included J. E. Stevenson. Jr vice-president, and E. M. Terry secretary-treasurer. Mr. Stevenson is succeeding Johnny Marr In th vice presidency of the board, an Mr. Terry'was re-elected to scrv a second term. Glenn -Espy, assistant chief o .he appraisal section of the loa guaranty of the Veterans Administration at Little Rock, was scheduled to speak last night, and the election was conducted when he failed to show up for the meeting. The officers will take over their new offices immediately. Mr". Stinnett said that he could be contacted through either the North or South Mississippi County avail- 'dele" your . The supreme court later reverted T-"Repie?er.tattCn, will be""presehV the Mississippi County ' Circuit Bt that ilme unless" you notify Court decision on a technicality. I otherwise." Jurors deliberated the retrial for a ri er they made the tele- nbout two hours yesterday after- gram public, aides to Lewis claim-, , noon belort returning the guilty e d they did not know w verdict.' The p sir' is scheduled to | was- ! onsidercd for disaster loan ellgl- jlllty.- ' - Misscu Not Included Keith' Bllbrey, county agent for tforth Mississippi County, said 'armera in this area probably won't je found eligible for the loans. . "I don't anticipate the 'classification of Mississippi County as a disaster area. Such classification comes only after crops have suffered unusunlly, as In' the areas where boll weevil Infestation practically wiped out tho cotton," lie stated. p s sentenced later this week when the court term closes. here Lewis was, President Truman was holding his news conference about the This was the second retrial held I time chlng was knocking on Steel- durlng this session and the second I man's door, time an earlier circuit Court vcr- While he was traveling. there, diet was upheld by R new Jury President Truman was holding his following reversals by the slnte Thursday news: conference, supreme court on technicalities. President Declines Comment The first wan the trial and con- Trie .-Lewls-Chlng situation had vlction last week of Homer Mouser not come to light mid the questions of Cape Glrardeau, Mo.,' on a | to Mr. Trumon did not deal with burglary charge. lit N. O. Cotton Dec. Mar. May July Oct. Open High Low 1:30 3002 3C02 2996 3004 3034 MOO 2902 2992 2986 2954 2954 2918 2803 2803 2831 2B06 2397 2980 2MB 2803 S/x Counties Told-to Boost Assessments LITTLE ROOK, Nov. 10— W — The Arkansas Tax commission has ordered Jackson county tax assessments increased about $2,000,000. Commissioner Ernie Wright said today the commission has instructed the JacV.son County Equltlza- ! tion Board to reconvene and raise property assessments from the present 14 per cent ot true value to The President was asked what might bo the administration's next move in the coal situation. He wouldn't say about that. ed to hear the trial of James I >j or would the President com- Wcslcy Ferguson of Yarbro, charg- mcn t on i. cw ls' order of yesterday ert with raping his nine-year-old 1 5Crul | ng (, he C0 nl miners back to Jury Selected In Rape C»s« In this morning's session, the I lost five Jurors were being select- Joycees Select Miss Campbell As Maid of Cotton Contestant where policy In regard to voting will be discussed by all those present. Weather Arkansas Partly cloudy tonight and Friday with no Important temperature changes- Missouri foncant: Generally fair and mild tonight and Friday becoming • cloudy extreme northwest Friday afternoon; low tonight 50- the 60. Minimum this morning—49. Maximum yesterday—77. Sunset today—4:59. Sunrise tomorrow—6:30. Precipitation 24 hours lo 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—4952. Mean temperature (midway between high' ind low)—«3. Normal mean for Nov.—50J2, Thb Date I*st Year Minimum this morning—33. Maximum yesterday—65 Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date -W.17. President Voices Hope WASHINGTON. Nov. 10. W") President Truman expressed hope today that the United States can get along with Russia. He said he has always hoped that their problems will be worked out peaceably and continues to hope that this can be done. And he said the effort will be continued through regular diplomatic channels. This was his view when he was asked at his news' conference about the meeting of the foreign ministers In Paris. Oil Dealers to Meet LITTLE ROCK, The Oil Dealers' N o v. 3—VPt — Association of Arkansas will hold Its annual convention in Little Rock Nov. 29. L. D. Davis, Pulaski County chairman, said principal speakers at the 'meeting will Include U. S Senator J. W. Fulbright and Em Miss Joanne Campbell, 20-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs Russell Campbell, will represent Blytheville In the Arkansas Maid of Cotton -contest in Little Rock Nov. 25-23. • . . She was selected as the Blytheville entry by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. The Arkansas Maid of Cotton contest Is sponsored by the Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce. Winner of the ; Arkansas contest will automatically become a finalist in the South-wide contest In Memphis early next year, when the 1950 Maid of Cotton will be chosen. Finalists from 10 states will compete in the Memphis contest. Miss Campbell is a Junior at the University of Arkansas. She trans- J ferred to the University this year after attending Southwestern In Memphis during her freshman and sophomore years. While at Southwestern last fall she was among four students selected to appear on the Bob Hope show when It appeared Sn Mem mette Gathrlght, state representat- years ago, tve from El Dorado. phis. She also'was selected recently as cover girl for an Issue of the Southern Coach and Athlete maga zine. Miss Campbell was graduated from Blytheville High School three This year's elimination evtat Kill Rock- Cotton Contest held In Arkansas. 20, per cent. The action was taken following a public hearing In Newport Tuesday, at which officials and citizens greed to Increase assessments, he aid. The 1049 valuation was reported nl SS.TO.GTO. Wright said similar orders to ncreascd assessments to 20 per cent ol true value have been sent to equalization boards in Van Buren, Johnson, Scott, Mongomery and Randolph counties. niece by marriage on May 15' Ferguson, 24-year-old truck driver, 1ms been In Jail since his arrest May 13. He was unabel to post the 115,000 bond set July 14 by the Arkansas Supreme Court, which fixed the sum alter Circuit Judge Charles W- Light of Paragould denied his release under a writ ol habeas corpus. Claude Cooper of Blytheville Is Ferguson's attorney. , Before completing the jury for the Ferguson trial three jury commissioners were sworn In and instructed by Judge Zal B. Harrison of Blytheville. The three, Jimmle Edwards of Blytheville, Clifford Elliott of near Number Nino -and J. L- Swihart of Leachvllle, will select prospective grand and petit jurors for the next criminal term of court. work for three weeks. Instead of a comment, the President said of Lewis: His picture is there on the front page of the Washington Post. Take look at It. The Post picture was an AP Wlrephoto of a glowering Lewis In Chicago. ' Mr. Truman was asked If he thought the steel settlements would hive been reached and the tcoal strike called off—at least temporarily—If the Taft-HarUey act had not been hanging over the unions. The President, who wonts the Taft-Hartley law repealed, salci he couldn't say. He suggested that the question be put up to management and labor negotiators. When Ching headed for tha Vhlte House, he Indicated to re- x>rters that he wns ready to wash See LEWIS on I'agc S Soybeans Nov Dec Mch May Open High Low Close 22014 222W 219',4 219% 222% 224 (i 221'.'. 221',4 225% 226',4 223% 223% 224% 22S 223'.i 223V4 New York Stocks 146 1-8 72 1-2 28 5-8 29 3-4 1:30 pm. Quotations: AT&T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Cocoa Cola Gen Electric 38 1-4 Gen Motors 713-8 Montgomery Ward 51 ?-8 Y centra' 10 1-4 56 138 Int Harvester 27 1-2 National Distillers ........ 'I 3-S Republic Steel ...... ..... SI 1-8 Radio ...;,..- ............. 12 1-2 Socony aVcuum .......... 16 7-8 Studcbaker Robinson ....... Standard of N J ..... ..... "> I- 2 Texas Corp ,...i ......... 631-4 J 0 Penney 0 S' Steel . Scan 523-4 24 3-4 42 Gold Price to Stay At Present Level, President Asserts WASHINGTON, Nov. 10— (Ft— President Truman said today there will be no change in the value ot gold as long as he is president. The President replied with what he described as a categorical "no" when he was asked If anyone in the admlnisliatton was giving consideration to raising the price of gold as a means of reducing the national debt. Any such action would have to take the form of a recommendation to Congress. The answer to the question, Mr Truman asserted, Is a categorlca "no." As long as he Is Preslden of the United States, he said, thi value of gold is fixed. The $35 an ounce U. S. price fo gold has been in effect since Jan uary, 1935. It was set when President ROO3 evelt "revalued" the paper dolla by lifting the government's buy ing and selling price from $30.67 at ounce which had been in effec for decades. Rumors that the gold price w be lifted asaln hive been persist ent In financial circles and else where outside the' government. '.Shares In gold mining enter prkes have moved up several time u' Un rumon becanu lnttns«. Consulting Nurse, Dancer Specialist, Visits BlytheviHe Miss Grace Donovan, consulting nurse with the cancer detection Center of Hot Springs, was In Bly- hevllle yesterday, checking diagnos- cancer patients. Miss Donovan's visitation wa3 concerned chiefly with procuring .reatment for Indigent patients. Those treated at the center are to report periodically for re-checks and many have failed to do this. Surgery and hospital care are provided through the center by the American Cancer Association, Pa- Lienls, however, are now required to pay for their own radium and x- rays used in the t.-eatment. Because of this many of the patients aro unable to continue cancer cures. Prior to this year the complete cure was financed by the association for those who were unable to pay. New York Cotton Open High Low 1:30 Dec ........ 3009 3009 3002 3002 Mar. . ...... 3000 3009 3000 30CO May , . ..... »91 2941 2931 2991 July . ...... 2961 29«1 2935 2955 Oct. ....... sail 3313 ssoa n#» .:«'.-s

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