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TOL. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ™ DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NnRTHu»o». .„„»„=.» . „„ „ ^"^ r— NO. felytheville Courier Blythevllle Daily Newi Mtaslsiippl Valley Leader Blytheville Herald Foe Never Wanted Peace for Korea, Van Fleet Thinks 'tnH S £° UL ' Korea (AP)-Gcii. James A. Van Fleet said today there are indications the Communists never have wanted to make peace in Korea. * The commander of United Nations ground forces said in a statement: "If the Communists wanted an armistice" some agreement could have been reached in the al- tnost 10 months ( tion.s. But. Van Fleet said, the United Nations .still can either outfight the Reds on the battlefields or "outsit (hem" at the conference table. The Eighth Army commander sairl his officers report the Communists have built up strong defenses and moved In large amounts of ar- Atkansas Motorists Pay More Taxes Than AH Revenue Totaled in '41 LITTLE HOCK (iP, — Motorists In Arkansas are paying more in registration fees and gasoline taxes now than all Arkansans paid In all state taxes in ion. Carroll Owens, chairman of the Arkansas Highway Users Conference, reported this today and laid: "This shows how the stale tax burden has , grown in recent years," Owens said, "and it also shows how much of this burden iillery during the period of relative inaction since truce talks began July 10. motor vehicle own- lias fallen on ers." Registration fees and the state gasoline tax brought, in $34,122.000 last year. Owens said. This tops the state's total tax receipts including automotive taxes, of S33 486,000 In 1941. Gambling Tax Held 'Illegal' District Judge Rules Law Unconstitutional Regarding Stamp Bill PHILADELPHIA— A 6-manth- old federal law requiring gamblers to buy a S50 tax stamp was declared unconstitutional today by U. S. District Judge George A Welsh. Welsh ruled the law was a police measure enacted by Congress under the guise of a tax bill. The decision was handed down on an appeal by Joseph Kahriger 36, one, of seven men tmtft on charges '-ol failing to) stamp. In dismissing the action agal—•* Kahriger, Welsh said he was not ruling on another section of the set which requires gsmolers to pay a 10 per cent tax on their earnings. Ruling Is First Welsh's action was the first judicial ruling on (he constitutionality of the tax. which went into effect Nov. 1, 1961. ' The legality of the act had been challenged all the way up to the U. s. Supreme Court, but the na- tion's.highest court refused to rule on its constitutionality. The previous attack on the law was made by Hayes L. Combs, a Washington news vendor. He argued lhat the tax was unconstitutional because he said it amounted to a penalty in the guise of taxes. Case Once Dismissed A special 3-judge u. S. District Court in Washington dismissed the case on Ihe ground it was being asked to issue an injunction to protect a criminal enterprise. The Supreme Court March 3 dismissed the appeal 6-3. the majority announcing agreement with Ihe lower court ruling. Negotiators No Closer To Truce in Latest Talk MUNSAN, Korea Wt~ Armistice delegates held another short session today lliat apparently brought them no closer to truce in Korea. The meeting lasted IS minutes. It was (he sixtli such gathering of ten Allied and Communist generals and admirals since April 28. All have been secret. The atmosphere is cooly impersonal, a United Nations Command spokesman said. Meet Set far Tomorrow Negotiators agreed to meet again tomorrow at 11 a.m. 19 p.m. EST Tuesday). There was no other hint of agreement. Presumably they still have before them the U.N. Command proposal for a sweeping solution of the remaining disputes on truce terms — a plan the Communists have refused to accept. Three major disputes concern how to exchange prisoners, whether Russia should help police nn armistice and whether Reds should be allowed to repair North Korean airiields dur- Hundreds of Allied Planes Bomb Rails B^ WILLIAM C. BARNARD .Jti?' 1 "-' Kore ? J 4 *—Hffii d Keds of A"**« WB Jaycees to Install Officers Tonioht long satvratlon altack 'There'll really be a major revision of Red rail schedules tonight," a Fifth Air Force spokesman said. " . The full strength of four fighter- bomber wings joined in the attack. Sabre jets guarded the area while the fighter-bombers roared out in repeated attacks on tlie vital railway link 25 miles north of Pyongyang. The concenirated attack was preceded by round-the-clock raids on (lie major Communist railroad linking Sunchon with the Man- cluirian border. Prom Sunchon the rail lines fork to supply either end of the 155-mile front lines. The double concentration on key sectors of a single vital rail line is a new technique lo nitllifv the speed with which Communists repair bombed out roadbeds. The Navy reported pilots from the carriers Valley Forge and Princeton, sent out Monday to "re-destroy laboriously reconstructed rail lines," left 118 new gaps THE DQIUIIANT NEWSPAPER Or NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AMP SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHRVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, MAT 6, 1952 TWELVE PAGES RED HOT TKOLLEV—A spectacular fire rages through this oul-of-service trolley at St. Paul, Minn., during the busy afternoon rush hour on main thoroughfare between St. Paul and Minneapolis. Two motomien and an inspector, -only oc- cupants of the car escaped without injury. An overhead resistor set the wooden convcpancc on fire. The picture was taken by Jerry Nasseff, St. Paul amateur photographer. IAJ' H'lre|)ho(«) Keiser Kiwanis To Get Charter District Governor To Make Presentation At Special Banquet KEISER—Reiser's new Kiwanis Club will receive its charter at, a special Charter Nitfht. banquet in the high school gymnasium here at 7 p.m. tomorrow. -The charter will be presented by Earl A. Collins ol Cape Glrardeau, Mo., governor of Khvajiis International's Missouri-Arkansas District who will be principal speaker at the banquet. The Keiser club was organized last month with 31 charter members. Aubrey Adams is the club's Sitsi president Manila Adds Fire Gear, Tightens Parking Law MANILA—City Council last night decided to: 1) Buy 81,312 worth of fire equipment needed according to recommendations of the Arkansas Fire Rating Bureau; 3) Mark off parking areas and enforce ordinances on parking ~~~—+ 3) Survey the city to determine , drainage elevations; and, 1) Leased municipal swimming pool to Ed Crablrce. I Mayor I. D. Shedd reported a ( hangar being built at ihc municipal airport should be finished In a week or ten days. He also told councilmen the general fund contained S2.085 and all current bils were paid. A Fire Rating Bureau engineer recently visited Manila and. after Inspecting the city arid its fire equipment, made 18 rccomendations for improvements. Mayor Shedrt told the council. Mains Ton Cnslly Of thn .two. major suggestions. Keiser club is a member. * ill serv as 10,-wtmaster. Oiher speakers on the program ill be Judge Graham Sudbuvy of Blytheville, \vho will Introduce the toastmaster, and O. E. Knudsen. also of Blytheville, who v;ill present the new club with ita gifts Irom other clubs of the area. Russel! Refutes Any Party 'Bolt' Florida Has First Primary in 20 Years; Other States Vote . Associated Press jocrats .voting today fffirsts — their first "" ice primary in Richard Rus- first fiat statement lie will, nol lead any bolt from the parly. I Several hundred miles to the north, Ihe accent in Ohio's primary today was Republican. Sen. Robert Tail's backers Imped to show his home state is sclictly behind him for the GOP presidential sell's Siiecial musical numbers will be given by Miss Jeanette Woodward . , h j lco have primaries today but in nomination Alabama ... _ . Indiana and New,Men- of Keiser and the Keiser High j lco have primaries today but in School "Harmonizers" | Maryland it was all over but the The Keiser club is sponsored by! counting. Sen.' gangs to 'for enemy repair con.struct." The touchiest spot on the Western Front erupted again Tuesday when 40 Reds attacked an Allied pnsilion northwest of Yonchon at 1 | a.m. The U.N. troops withdrew : from their much fought over out- The Blytheville Junior Chamber j post. But later they reoccupicd it of Commerce will install officers j without firing a shot after it was fcr the ensuing year at a banquet blasted by Allied artillery. at 7:30 tonight in the Jaycee club — house on North Second Street i James B. McDaniei. jonesboro at- '• Volunteer Firemen l T y ja;nes'a''S«arrw^ C cecd A ™™ r T "° M "<™ H. L. Halsell, Jr., as Jaycee president. Weather Blytheville's fire department an- j swered two fire alarms this morn- ling with no major property damage reporle.-l from eilher. Tennessee popularity E.stes Kefauver of won the presidential poll in Maryland yes- the Osceola Kiwanis Club. 7957 Cotton Ginning Total Is Released WASHINGTON HI—The Census;. Bureau, in its final report of tlie, te frora ------• season, said today cotton ginned i K efauver said he "wouldn't pick - terday • — his was the only name on Ihe ballot and write-ins were not counted. "No -Bo It" Is Tops Sen Russell's no-bolt statement was top political news in one of the businesl weeks of the presiden- and the cost keeps „.„. replacing present mains time. Recording to IVfayor Shedd. The engineer recommended the purchase of 800 feet of hose. Iwo gns masks, two beam lights, an , a combination nox/.le. "The equipment Is really needed, the Mayor said. , eight-foot pike pole, and lag and straight-stream SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS WSBs Ideas on Steel Issue Hit by Wilson Officials Don't Agree Policy Limits nti 1 KM7 Or> / \ n\ * • . -. ___ ._ ,t,, i, DEN . V f^ (rAP ,—, A major part of the nation's oil in- WASHINGTON (AP) — dusliy ended .Is first alnkc-bound week today with federal Former Mobilization Chief mo^H, r 'f a '"} a '' C ' ltly in diM &««neMt over the Charles E. Wilson today de- inospccls for gBsolme raUonmff. scribed the Wnte Stabilization Board recomniendaUons •n the steel case as going 'well beyond the limits of proper wage and price stabil- Most seriously affected so'far was a i,- transport both S'rSri^in^f "° WeVe "' ™ *«"«*>" ^ An encouraging glimmer cnme pendent Union of Petroleum Work- , r>-.. e B..J.I..IV.I ^UJHL- [Jt'naent union frmi^Cahtornia, where the Imle- ers settled with two companies; In an interview in New Orleans Inside Today's Courier News . . . Munc.v bl ff stale's top office . . . Sports . . jusl lucky? . . . ]>; . . . Markets . . . . . Society . . . requisite for . . editorials Or try Slalcy \ K f. T. • raw 5. I'ase I. 30 Men Depart For Draft Tests Five Fail to Report; Caff far Inductees Scheduled for May 13 i 7. 11 ,l rtl ' Missls si«PI County men eft this morning r or L ,tUc Rock to take pro-Induction examinations Miss Rosa Saliba. clerk of the . County Draft Board, said but today's of This seven were " call was for 30 n'len number 27 reported. five failed to report I """" a alla T llr ? c mcn transferred to tile boards reported and IcflTltl""^ day's group. The county's neiiFi Induction call on' Ul Leaving today wej'w Whites _ jj nmly Lee Garner, cot one was already being done and the other is prohibitive as to cost at Ihe present time, the Mayor said. A larger water well was recommended and it is being dug now. ~---^""»«--. omy i.ynn Whueler Larger water mains were suggested Caruthrrsville. Wo.: Arthur Camp-' >s the city from bcl1 - Jo'in Edward Cartwrlght --'- nt this Joiner: Leonard Earl Evans, cjHln- Jamos B. Westbrook. Charles Scon Hopper. Jimmy Max Whilworlli Leon Harmon Pranks, and Van nav Kelchum of Blythevllle: Oeorqe W Cagle. and Tommy Gene Ilitt, of " "" Wheeler. l.eiu-hville: Inn Dcen Rimer James Martin'. Earl Sanders, Alvin Herman Stevens. Manila; William Jackson Johnson. Turrell: James Edwards Adams Lepanlo; Malcom Donald Williams' Lux'ora; Edward Dcwey nrlster Jr.. Keiser; Billy Eliecne Sarters! Bradford, Ark.; and Charles Donald Bolin, Holand, Mo. Negroes-Alfred Spipht, Columbus Jackson. J. s. Prude. Osceola • Jimmie D. Newsom. Joseph Lee Perry Baltsrd made a motion the city purchase the needed equipment, and Harvey Durham second- "'"""<e u. wewsom Joseph Lee ed it. The Council unanimously ap- Kirby, Blytheville.- Jethro Alexanti- proved the purchase. t er. Luxora; Tommy Junior Taylor A. A. Tipton said cars were be- and Bl ' n Talley Jr., Wilson parked "all over the streets I failing to report this morning tial campaign. II popped out atl_,,'j :,. „ .;'" "" " """"> - Russell-Kefauver television de- ?i sici f lnlks aid made a motion | the parking lines be repainted and Whites — Ralph Arley Ylnirlliur «!.„ l-l.._ _-.-,: . ! r,^., n ,, n ,,,_,. . . *. '"K"IIB Miami last night. 926 running bales of 15.130,243 bale's of 500 pounds gross weight. These ginnings compared with 0,007,918 running bales of 10.011.924 bales of 500 pounds weight ginned from the 1950 crop. Production last year was tniu-1 than in the previous ycr. r. The final figures were based upon reports from 7.G44 active sins — y ngne the parkin? ordinances enforced. L. j Barortn, Mich.; James Alvin Rob' " "" ' James K. Knudson. Administrator mmcc sloelwo of the Defense Transportation Ad- " no mo 'e" ministration, warned' ! ' our "catcli-up "II the oil -strike ROCS on a few h "'"'" "' " more days, we may have lo put some restrictions on civilian transportation," N'o I'lans Cor Kallnntnj; Secretary ol lli c Interior Oscar Cliapmnn snid Ihe government Is not planning on national rationing of automobile gasoline, despite scattered shortages. Chapman satd he agreed with Bruce K. Brown, depuly administrator of the Petroleum Administration for Defense, lhat it would lake loo long to set up a rationing program. A 30 per cent cut In gasoline for civil aviation purposes was ordered by (he PAD. effective today. The Air Force earlier ordered a cm in training flights to conserve Baseline. The Navy said messages have gone out to continental bases to curtail all but essential dying. Airlines operating f r o in the metropolilan airports of Idlewild and LaGllardla in New York City ordered fuel - saving measures. These Included cancellation of some flights, consolidations, rc- routlnjf of Iraiisullnntic flij;hts and elimination training. The second settlemenl in four daj-s in California was reached ye.slerday when (he WP\v nncl Union Oil Company cnmc to an agreement tor 1,100 employes. Commissioner Oliver, E^ Q of unnecessary pilot mcnt calls of the average wage hour, effective Mny 1. of this increase 4.2 per cent is retroaclive lo Jan. l. J9M. shift differentials RO up from 4 to 6 cents per hour lor afternoon work arid from 6 lo 2 cenls for graveyard. Goodwin snlci the boost Is up to nii cents per hour. Earlier, the same union announced that a similar agreement, calling for n boost of T,i per cent was reached with Standard Oil of Indiana. J. F. Montandon Is Elected State Secretary of KG J. F. Montandon of Blytheville was elected state secretary of the Knights of Columbus at t h e cloie r^ras? r 1 ^ ST sj^a^ r n \^^~^<^ . L. D. Scott, Osceola. NVpcorcs— Carl Conncll Tate and from the 1D51 crop totaled is"o57"! up my marblc ^" lf Ihe Democra • - - - ' ! tic national convention adopted a <: o m p u I s o r y fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC) plank in its platform. To this, Russell retorted-. "Oh, -«u,. t i nc! I'm not going to leave the was nnu-h larger ! party." The Georgian laler elabor- j n !^ ; ateU for newsmen, saying: "I win | The motion was seconded by Al- not walk out of the convention! dermnn Tiplon and pasfed unani- on an PJEPC fight — I intend to: tnously. j.. r slay right there and fight it out." j Aldr-rman Woodruff, chairman ofi'* 111 be held at' Wnlcolt'state^F'a'ri-! poimm'ent Some Southern leaders walked: a swimming pool committee. *airf)»enr Paraiiould Afay n and 18 out of the IMS convention when! Concrete walks had been poured on | "' a s announced this morning. The final sevsinn of a Lender* ;d and the council passed it unanimously. Savings Krr-n A survey lo dclermine elevations of points in the city was nropo.'ed by Claude Lancaster. "It would save money when we dug our drain- ditches." he snid. Jami-s Henry Williams, Blytheville. N. Missco Scout Camp-O-Ree Set A Boy ficoiit C.irnp-O-Rec for located in 817 counties in 18 slates. The ginnings. by running bales, for the 1951 and 1550 crops, respectively, by states included: Arkansas 1.24.1,953 and 1.07-1,923. Louisiana 749.226 antl 421.763; Mississippi 1,588,874 and 1 "05 103 Missouri 321.618 and 2S4.339: ok!a-[ Russell, the favorite in Florida. ,,„.,„.,„, -, predict victory. Kefauver „„, ,«.„„« ^J™ £ "^ ^ ! North Mississippi County in Little Rock. Harry E. King of Pine Bluff was elected lo his third term as stale deputy of the Knights of Columbus. Oilier officers elected Include- A. O. DeClerk, Pocahontas. Slate treasurer: Arch Degcn. Ft. Smith state warden: and J. p. Reynolds. Texarkana. state advocate. -„. j Tiit; Rev. James P. MncDonncll, Scouts j Little Rock, recommended for ap- slale chaplain. see 525,383 and 404,411; Texas 039,570 and 2,380.601. oui 01 me ISHB convention when I """-"-'e wains naa oecn poured on «"* announced this morning Ihe party endorsed FEPC. which j lh _ p 'OnIn side of the pool. I The final session of a Lender* bars job discrimination against j " w c'rc ready lo paint the pool i Training Course will l>c conducted N T C^TOE;S or other minorities. ""^ a special rubberized onint we at the same limr. Twenty-five Victory Predicted ordered has been lost In shipment." i "'lull leaders are taking (lie course M, i^i,.i,..i ,,ir.t~. ••- \r~t .-<_, .''! ^ w as decided to wall a few The carnn will nnr-n R.,t,,r^ n .. who arc against me." Their race for popularity is a prelude to the delegate elected. He also has "- ^^,^-.'^;^ s^ToM'^^n .11 all po'SlWe. camp will open Saturday morning and cloic at noon Sunday. Church services will be conduclcd . - --— ; at the campsite. James V. Gates, manaaer of Ar- ! - 3h n Ulc\"me'o\'n C e P Told wm^m'*^' 6 '"*'"^' f ° &"'* ^ 5B lis company appreclatrrT'trre "as- i MADISON. V/ls. 1,7-1—Wage Stab- Congress Told Arms Budget Cut Would Cripple Military dershowers in the north portion tonight; no important temperature chances. Missouri forecast: Parlly cloudy this aflernoon. tonleht and Wednesday; with scaltercd thunrtcr- showers south this afternoon and evening: somewhat warmer north Wednesday. astrously cripple this country's fighting strength around the wor'ld WASHINGTON W, - America's top military men have told Con- gross (hat proposed cuts In the ! armed services budget could dis Minimum this morning-~6G Maximum yesterday—98. Sunset today—6:48. Sunrise tomorrow—5:04. Precipitation last 24 hours to 1 a.m.—none. Total precipitation since Jan. I — Mean temperature rmidwav bi'- t«cen high and lowi—82. Normal mean temperature May—61. This Date l.asl Year Minimum this morning—S4 Maximum yesterday—69. Precipitation January i to date' —U.**. J . Gen. J. Law ton Collins, Army chief of staff, told a Senate ap „ , . = sav Ihev Force chief ol staff, testified that i Eisenhower. the House cuts could mean Russia i would ain military control of the ! ' i a 53-vote delegate slate nominally 1 ihr- nrcn dnrin<- hr< us nusrrl pledged to former Sen. Robert J.lby the March 21 tornado Iliulkley as a "favorite son." j Mn vor pi lt , dt | rpnri n 1( , l( , r from ; Ti>tt Incccrs expctt lo elect at ; 'rie Red Cross Ihnnking the citv lor ! . J i2 of the 56 Republican dele-' lettiiirr relief workers use City Hal] j <? to be chosen in Ohio. For-] a * f - rr the tnrtudo, l mcr Gov. Harold Slassen of Min-! - - - — nesota has n 47-volc slate and!C o ___L I__ O two delegate candidalcs In the race I JI -WrCn TOr O thev would vote for Gen. Fein-inerr snid In-.t niRht he wouiri quit his job on ttip board by June Bilbrey Warns Of Grain Worms County ABCIII Keilh Bilbrcy yesterday warned Mississippi County farmers with small grain crops lo check their fields for worms. Mr. nilbrey said that his office lias received reports of worms in both wheat .ind barley from North Mis-lJ.iippi County farmers. He f.iltt he has been unable to identify the worms so far but that some were of ihc cut worm i-sricij- while others looked like Army v,orms. vtr'i 1 - ief r,f n v' l D ," nca "' ^PUty i»V.M nT operations, said Ihe : ^i^ 0 ,J CaVC the Nav - v either Ibe more modern . No j'opularilj- Poll There i:; no popularity poll ) ™ ™" «r^ ,,, n,d!ana, In River Ended l[ CARUTHERSVILLE*- The body l of Roy Ivy, II-year-old Nc^ro who State Rep. L H. Autry Becomes Candidate for House Speaker Rep. L H. AiHry of Burdctte an- nounrrd today that he will be a camlsdMo for speaker of the 1953 :icats. Repubhcrnis ainon* propriations subcommittee vestnr- H^vir-m: f^r Hni^^ii "" ' ' ""^ "*' '~^~ day that House cuts a eaV voted m,r, ? ne, o? the be , ? C "° mV sub -'"'"^ed ball million voters 1B ^!'K. :"»,V-5 .^-^^uc^^n^hS'-' 1 '""• d ~ ^ «"« — ,- ...v, .y.n H_M. i ui i\uy jvv, J l -year-old Nrsrn u-hn • tr (ii Republicans and; drowned in a bar pit nra? h e ^e ; A !"" *™«*™™™* of t h e Hint: for nom-! Sunday, had not bwn ronnd bv ! c ' ''"'''' Asscm »>ly. for 11 j noon (orfay anrt Drp.ily She") Mu ' , 5 'W T "' M '' A "<' 1 °< ""ools at Bur- im.n» an es-lton Kins said draiaim, iv,„„.,,„; ''c"e. Rep. Autry has been a mem- 20 Oc-motrais arc running for nom-! Sunday, had i ton King said dragging the water nsurng esructi wreck' Ihe Army's security pro-! are discovered." Gen. Omnr N. Bradlcv convention June 7, to the state when 32 na. . man of the Joint Chiefs of As an example, he said some tl ., miliorlunl typos ol ammunition aleisai.l "anv further liiajor' r\il^~"™,\ lori ir^r^,.f..'™!"!!l« ""J?" «^->V any further' delimnaUon virtually ' rm ; sir. • will be ' inir. ! No . Impo.viible. "The bottom Is rough and (hick with little willrnra. makinz II Im- . In drag.' he said this inorn- brine conrlurrtrd in Korea "because production docs not equal normal battle expenditures." In the face of this, he said "we dare not cut ammunition de" liveries," Oen. Hoys *. V.n-. ttbCTfc Air i m^d ol^ ^,,~ u^i!'' ^"^^^ lional GOP delegates — cliair- all claimed hy Taft Staff, plrkeil. Ki-fLnivcr .nid Hnvi'll difirrcO a\' to \vlio had the hold on: ^^^a^^lu^^^e! TaCl<Ctt WaHS T ''" M ° y22 LITTLE ROCK MV-U. S Rep Boyd Tarkrtt has decided to wall unlil Mai- ,22 to opr>n his rnm- paigii for 6'jvcrnor ol Arkansas. , Hc this \e.,i recommend new legislation. Other House committees on which he serves include Education. Levees and Drainage, and Roads and Highways. >• He tcfl today for A.shvillp, N. •••• C.. where he will attend a South- County's four-1 cm regional meeting of (he Coun- the House for jell of State Government* as a rcp- rcicniamc of the Arkansas les „ nopposed as a candidate 1 l - lor his Mxth term. This is- of expenditures for fiscal year i could be mUitarllv dtsa^ttAnc " •n,. «« u <II! >»»'r01lS. ; .:iui uu s luuay. t\.C] am f)J •?? >]as proposed'wiU have two-thirds by he minUry to 46 billion dollars l time. Russell's . convention friends say the i thr l; rune he has .sought the jot) r.f '.pr:ikcr iMlhoilirh hp con- sidcnil n.tiiiii,:'. IA<» \c:irs ago, he ncviii fornu)H\- announced. Rep. Autrv has been chairman of tht Hnu for the past Oiher announced cand u ization policy. Wilson told a House Labor Com- millce sleelworkers were enlillcd than a 9-cenUi an wage increase" to bring them In line wilh increases "• nihcr industries. Wilson said It was "not realistic" to request the slccl industry to absorb the wage increase without raising costs. The WSB recommended n package increase of 26 cents an hour for sleel workers who now averat-e a little under $2 an hour. The package Included direct pay Increases aiitl addltiona! benefits in the way of vacation, holiday and other allowances. Wilson Is Flrsl Witness Wilson, who quit as mobilization chief in protest against ad- mmislrallon handling of the steel case, was Ihc first witness at a broad investigation by the House Labor Committee of operations of the Wage Stabilization Board Wilson told the legislators "tha precedent set by the steel recom- iiLiimiations" was most important because it could lead to other wage increases. To increase costs by a general policy of wage increases at this time, Wilson said, would lend only "to produce eilher further Inflation or a drop in employment." Wilson went on to say he felt (he bailie lo hold Ihe stabilization line had been successful until March 20. He" said wages had kept pacu wilh the cost of living and that consumer retail prices were only two .per cent higher while wholesale iii.'-fs were in some respects lower. ; He said the board's "recommendations put sleelworkers "out In front" on the wage catch-up formula established In 1051. Wilson said "I seriously question Ihe validity of filling steel wages into the exceptional case doctrine," and added: "H is rather peculiar, therefore to make steel the exception to tha general wage base of January 1051." Considering the effect ol wages on steel costs, Wilson said Ihe 2s cents an hour package recommendation meanl 30 cents an hour in total labor cosl lo Ihe industry through inclusion of Social Security and other charges. That, he told the committee, goes far beyond See STF.KI. on Page 5 It's Very Warm For May: City's 98 Tops State "It's very warm for May •• And Blyrheville went along with that song yesterday as it provided Arhanras with its holiest spot for the second consecutive day when the mercury expanded lo a maximum readiniz of 98 degrees. As the mercury continued to ride hu;h today in the current state-wide heal »avc. the U S Wcalher Bureau in Ultle Rock produced a forecast which held no good news for sweltering Arkansas. No relief today was the forecast. Sunday's of 96 aUo lopped readings in Arkansas. Lasl night's minimum temper- alure of 66 decrees was more nearly tn line with readings tor this date in past years. Ye.sleiday's high was in marked contrast with Ihe 69-dogree maximum recorded hero n year ago. There also uas cool sleeping™ a year aso !.i-,t nisiit. when "the mercury slumped lo 44 degrees. Two years aso yesterday, the city had a more-nearly-avcrage high of 84 dcsreos. Last year, the temperature he-re didn't hit 98 degrees until M.iy :i. Other temperatures throughout the state were El Doradn 91 >ay- cttcville 8!). Fllppln 92. Fort Smith 92. Little P.ock 93. Pine Bluff 92, and Texarkana 31. LITTLE LIZ ,; for .•.pe.ikrr ate: Reps. Carroll Hol- lens\v.,nh of tiradley County, uol Vu-1,1 of UeiniMlentl. C'lnirlox .Smith of Crittcndcn. Pat Uobm- son of Sam Levitie of ,.; Budget Committee i Jefferson, Clifton Wade ol Wash. tv\o sessions and also ington. Harry B. Colay o! Colum- .Is rriainnan of Ihe Slate Legisl.i- bl.i. and sen. L. Wecnis Tru'se I ; me Council, a eioup which meets' of Kornyce. who Is seekina eiec I between se.v,iom lo consider and'tiorj lo the House this year " The person who <> ill ol east rniqht try doing something j».»

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