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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Kei-ald. Blytlievllte Courier Blytheville Dally News TUB POM1NANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHKVILLB, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 1950 -EIGHT PACKS HEAD FOR GIRLS- STATE-These • u gfrls-,2 from Blylheville and one from Bmdette-lcft h«e b> Greyhound bus this morning for Camp Robinson near Little Hock, where they will spend the next week Arkansas Girls' Slat.. They are (back row, left, to right) Mona Gaines, Euta Smith, Elizabeth Van Ho, Hai-tril-a Cmlt Vi Or>lr-i. T>n.-l I, A |«.^. . . ._>i. _ .. . ' JVl.lt V HIJ «UI ,t loser, Barbara Smith, Pal-sy Bartholomew. Melba Pryor and Annella Humphreys; (front row. left to ri,.H> Man,' Zeller. Barbara Saliba, Ruth Hale of Burdette, Betty Tomlinson, Barbara Denning and Doris Stone Torrential Rains Flood Galvesfon Entire City Inundated At All Traffic Halts; Human Life U Safe OALVESTON, Texas. June 3. (/!») —Torrential rains—12.45 Indies in l«s* than nine hours—flooded this Texas Island clly today. The entire city was inundated but there was • pparently no danger to human life. Galveston is a city of about 80,000 on. the eastern tip of a 30-niilc Ion f Island connected with the Tex&* coast by A causeway. The downpour began about mid- « lht. It ,7|SS ri heaviest ,p>llw«<m fi a g am:' when'.7.35 ,'inches ft" ;.' Storm Sewers Swamped Storm sewers were unable to carry off the deluge, which flooded into ground floors of'business houses and residences alike! Many stores did not open for business because employees were unable to get to work. All city buses and private cars wera stopped by the high water. A hurrican and'flood at Galves- tan Sept. 8 and 9, 1900, killed 5,000 to 7.000 people—the toll was never accurately computed. Since then the •- great sea wall has been errected. Electrical Disturbances Severe electrical disturbances accompanied the storm. The wind .was strong but not in itself dam• Bing. Tom Mulvany of the Galveslon Morning News, telephoned today from his home: "There's no distress, no danger to life. It's just that we're water- bound. Every home is surrounded by a moat. There's nothing to do but wait for the water to drain off." "In the residential areas the water is from front porch to front porch across the streets. The weather observer at the airport says nothing like this has ever happened before. The airport was under 18 inches of water at 8 a.m. Cess Pool Cose Is Continued Hearing for John C. Riggs on a charge of keeping of an open cess pool In violation of a city sanita- « >n ordinance was continued until me 10 in Municipal Court this morning. In other action, the co^rt dismissed a charge of grand larceny against J. B McChirc, who was charged with the theft or six tons of hay from the J. w. Rayder farm near Huffman last February. John Luster was fir.ed S30 and costs on n charge of driving white under the Influence of liquor. Weather Arkansas forecast: Mostly cloudy with thundershowers this afternoon PARTLY cr.ounv and in east and south portions tonight, cooler tonight. Sunday partly cloudy. Missouri forecast: Mostly cloudy southeast portion tonight with showers ending; cooler Sunday, generally f n | r ; low tonight mid 80s south; high Sunday in 70s. Minimum this morning—67, Maximum yesterday—83. Sunsel today—1:09. Sunrise tomorrow—1:47. Precipitation 2- hours to 7 a m UMay—.43. Total since Jan. 1—31.20. -ifctean temperature (midway be- l|een high ,and low)—75. Normal mean for June—78 This; Date I-asl y elr Minimum this morning--65 Maximum vestr-rday no. Pm- pltatlon Jan, l to this date -—23.3C. • FROM SOUTH MISSCO-Atso representing Mississippi County at Girls' state will be these three from Osceola and Wilson. They are (left to right) Helen Harnden of Wilson and Jcannetle Bowen and Francille Maioch, both ol Osccola. Leave for Annual Girls State Sixleen'Mississippi County girls Little-Rock where they will attend by the. Arkansas. Department of the MKsissippI County will be repr*-* sen ted by:'12 girls from Blythcville two from Osceola, one from Bur- dotte and 'one from Wilson They will take up the activities of their mythical state on the heels, of the closing of the annual Ark-1' ansas Boys' State, which is scheduled to end today. During the week-long Girls' Stale, the delegates wilj elect their own city, county ancl'state officials under a two-party system; . Blythcville girls who left today for Girls' State included the following; Barbara Oening, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Oening, sponsored by the Klwanis Club; Mona Gaines, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Gaines, American Legion Auxiliary; Doris Stone, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. stone, American Legion Auxiliary; Patsy Bartholo- icft ioday for Camp Robinson near the annual Girls' State sponsored American Legion. mew, daughter of Mr. and Mr ; .G. C. Bartholomew, Rotary Club; Elizabeth Van Ilooser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Van Hooscr Woman's Club; Barbara Saliba, daughter of Mrs. Jack Saiiba Woman's Club; Annelia Humphreys, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Henry Humphreys, Lions Club; Kula Smith, daughter of Mrs George Smith, Lions Club; Betty Tomlinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Tomlinson, Jaycces: Barbara Smith, daiighted of Mr. and Mrs. O. w. Smith, Jayceettcs; and Diana Zeller, daughter of Mr and Mrs. L. J. Zeller, American Legion. Leaving with the Blytheville con tingcnt was the Burdette rcpre sentative, Ruth Hale, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Hale, sponsored Sec GIKI.S on Page 8 . I Truman Warns Tax Writers Of Need to Make Up 'Loss' WASHINGTON. June 3, UP} _ House members said today President Truman has warned Congressional tax writers once again that he will veto any bill which cuts excise taxes without making up the revenue loss to the government. The President's restatement of his position underlined the dilemma confronting the House Ways and Means Committee, The committee has approved excise cute far in excess of those recommended by Mr. Truman, but its efforts to find new ways of raising revenue thus far have fallen hundreds of millions of dollars short of striking a balance. The committee decided yesterday to stand fast on excise slashes totaling about SI.075,000,000—almost double the 5655.000,000 limit Mr. Truman proposed. *!uts Are Approver! It gave final approval to cuts affecting furs, Jewelry, luggage, toilet preparations, movie and other tickets, and some tobaccos. It did back away somewhat on a previously approved $18.000,000 annual tax slash for night clubt patrons. One top committee member, asking not to be identified, told newsmen the situation now is that the bill will be vetoed unless higher taxes are put on corporations. The President suggested that the corporation income tax rate be boosted from 38 per cent to -12 per cent, for a 5650.000,000 increase. 57<iO,OOO.ODO Shy The coriimittee now is about $760,000,000 sny of finding enough revenue to offset its big excise cut. Nobody is discussing any higher levies on individual incomes. Mr. Tuman's new warning of a veto was relayed to members of the ways and means committee by Con gresstotial leaders who called at tne White House. The committee began yesterday a review of its previous tcniattvr approval of excise cuts totaling *l,0*d,oco.OOO. H covered items accounting for 5525.000,000 of the cut and was r.ble to trim down th- size 01 the slash by only $5,000,000 net. Tennessee Trio Evades Police CALHOUN, Ga., June 3. MV-A mysterious red-hnlred, scar-faced foman and two dangerously armed men today apparently won a two- day, bullet-punctuated game of hide and seek with police. A Georgia officer said the desperate trio is believed to have slipped out of a trap in mountain thickets near here. Armed with a machine gun cap- lured from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a shotgun and a pistol, the fugitives were reported speeding north or easf in a stolen 1918 <Dodge} Pickup truck. A key had been left carelessly in the vehicle's Ignition lock. For 30 grim, nervous hours troopers from Tennessee and Georgia had poked through dense underbrush for the slippery, fast-shooting quarry—wanted tor three earlier gun scrapes with officers. Police thought yesterday they had them cornered In an 18-squarc-mlle armcrt ring. But Lieutenant Ed Norton of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation abandoned the rugged hill country search today. He was convinced the trio had eluded life law asaln afici lerroiizinjj a lumber company em- ploye*. * Japan's Red Tokyo March Proves Flop Strike Threat Vanishes After Police Alert TOKYO, June 3. (/P;-A Cam- umist, "march on Tokyo" flopped today. So did a Red-called general strike for all Japan. Both had been fllS' to protest lhe trial of eight lapanese who attacked American otdfers Memorial Day. The eight I'cre convicted this afternoon. The Communist failure here was is complete as the Red threat last nonlh to take Berlin. As In the old jcrman capital. Japan's Reds rc- .iscd to tackle police thoroughly alerted for any trouble. There was- I't a show of violence anywhere In r apan. Japanese police pulled the rug out from under Communist plans by banning mass demonstrations outdoors. They couldn't use Tokyo's fmperial Plaza or Hibiya Park', their favorite rallying places. Neither :ould they parade through the capital or past General MacArtlllir's occupation headquarters. Occupation Was Target The occupation was tile an- louuccrt target o' Red wrath. The big blowout in Tokyo and lhe general strike were scheduled in retaliation for the arrest and quick trial of eight Japanese who stoned and roughed up five American soldiers. The arrests grew out of Red demonstrations Memorial Day. They called a rally for the Imperial Plaza at the same lime American troops were using it for memorial ceremonies. Japanese police prevented the Reds from using it. The Communists howled: "suppression." Communists Bally Later that day they rallied at Hibiya Park. Four soldiers of the U. S. Counter Intelligence Corps were assigned to observe. A Signal Corps photographer was there. They were attacked. The eight Japanese subsequently arrested were charged witli assault and disobeying occupation orders. An American military court this afternoon convicted all eight on the assault charges. One drew a double conviction for also disobeying the occupaiion. Kancji Onishi, the double loser, was sentenced to-10 years imprisonment at hard labor, six of his fellows got seven years, another five. They were linked with attacking only three of the five Americans. Union Holds Aleeling Tlie only retaliatory show the Communists pulled off today was a union meeting that attracted about 5.000 persons. They skirted the police ban by holding it indoors It opened and closed with (he singing of the Internationale, approved an open letter to MacArthur demanding release of the eight "patriots " There was no anti-occupation or anti-American talk. The Communists were meek enough in the face of 27.000 police Some 2,000 of these were assigned to the Imperial Plaza and Hibiya Park. In some places they stood three deep- a deployment which Interested several busy Russian photographers. The called general strike was a washout. The Reds heralded In advance they would pull out about •500000 of Japan's 6,250.000 union n™ n Aclm " y - "" "'imated .00,000 walked out. York and Barnes Head for Prison The two Chicago Negroes, rjrisas J. C. York and John Henry Barnes who were convicted last year of burglarizing Moore Brothers Store here, will b e taken to Cummins Prison farm next week to becin serving five-year sentences, Sheriff William Berryman said today ,ij Vh i f"i CBr ? CS * Crc convlcl « l wllh the theft of n safe containing approximately $000 from the store last year. They were sentenced to five years each In the Chlckasawba District of circuit Court In April of last year but obtained a second trial on an appeal to the state supreme court. Al the last trial, they again received five-year sentences and the request for 1 a second rc-henring was th ' S WCCk b ? the s "P ri;mc court Sheriff Berryman said that lhe two Negroes probably will be transferred to Cummins Farm Monday ot Tuesday. * Extension Officials Go to Training Meeting County Agent Keith Bilbrey and Home Demonstration Agent Mrs Gertrude B. Holfinan will leave this weekend for. Fayellcvilte to attend a week's in-service training conference at the University of Arkansas. The conference Is being held by the Extension Service of the University. Soybeans CHICAGO. June 3. MV-ClosIng Soybean Quotations: Low Close Nov ............ 22.Vi 221 H 223'.i Jan ............ 2S4U 302V4 22414 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Six European Nations to Pool Coaland Steel as Unity Move U. S. May Stay $ 2 Billion Below Anticipated Deficit for Fiscal '50 Change in Outlook Indicated in Trend Of Official Figures WASHINGTON, Julie 3. M>j— The federal government may wind up the 1050 fiscal year some $1400 000,000 less in the red Minn the administration had forecast only six weeks ago. There is even an outside chance that the treasury will find itself better off by close to S2.000.000.000. The bmlKcl deficit for the 12- month period ending (lie 30th of this month appears likely now to slay well below $4,000.000.000 — n startling 28 per cent improvement over the $5,400,000.000 deficit predicted by the budget bureau on April 20. This change in the outlook was indicated by the trend of official figures and confirmed by officials who cannot be named but who have excellent Information on the situation. Spending Lags Behind They ascribed the new development to the fact that government spending Is lagging far behind estimates while tax revenues arc running moderately above April expectations. As of May 31 — with only one month left of this fiscal year—there were signs that the 12-month spending figure alone might fall a whopping $1,400,000.000 below Hie April 20 estimate of $42.000.000,000. That last total was Itself a sharp cut from President Truman's January prediction thai 543,300,000,000 would be spent this year. Ovcrpsiimale Foreseen Officials said the April spending guess Is virtually certain to prove an overestimate of at least $1,000.000.000. ' ..-•"',, , ;Yrt ..... On the revenue side, the trend \vas toward a year-end mark nearly $700.000,000 above the April estimate of $36.600,000,000. but officials- said the excess Is more likely to be about $400.000,000 to $500,000,000. Keccipls 'Ill-Meet Cut The April receipts estimate itself reflected a $1.200.0011,000 cut from President Truman's January revenue prediction. It appeared that estimators had trimmed too deeply under the pessimistic Influence of disappointing March tax collections. Since March, there has been some pickup in the flow ot revenue, partly the result of an Improvement in business, along with an Increase In employment and personal income. Rent Measure Called 'Polities' Democrats Accused Of Keeping an Eye On November Vote WASHINGTON, June 3. f;F) — Senate Repuoiicans accused Democrats of playing politics today by trying to extend federal rent controls past Ihe November elections They centered their fire on an extension bill approved by the Senate Banking Committee yesterday. 8 to 5. The measure, similar to one set for a House, vole on June 12. would continue existing rent controls for six months—until Dec. .11. cities could get another six months of controls by asking for them. Democratic Leader Lucas of Illinois told a reporter he thinks there is a good chance thai Congress will pass that bill. Senator Bricker (R-ohio». a long-time foe of rent controls, disagreed. "A I'otilica! Expedient" Senate Republlcon Leader Wherry of Nebraska said the "bill Is just a political expedient to get by the November election." "It's Just a move to get-Senator Lucas off the hook in his reelection campaign in Illinois," Wherry said. Senator Capehart (R-Inri). one of the five members of the banking committee who voted against the slx-anci-slx extension, said it was "100 per cent politics." Matlrr Is Now lx>rat "Last year we told the nation lhat was the final extension of federal rent control.V Capehart said. "It's purely a local matter now and there would be no extension if there were no election." Voting with Capehart against any extension were Senators Bricker. Robertson (D-Val. Tobey (It-Nil) and Flanders (Il-VU. Bricker said lie doubted that the Senate would pass the pro;>oscd extension. In any case, he said, the House test may come first and "If the House kilts the bill I doubt that it even will be brought up over here." Officials who enforce the federal rent ceilings estimated that some 8,000,000 rental units still arc under federal controls clue to expire June 30. The wartime pea'* wu 16,000,000 unit*. NK1V NAVV ATTACK PLANE UNDEIIGOKS TESTS—The" Navy announced in Washington, Hint, its new carrier typo attack plane, the "Skyshark," (above) is undergoing night tests at Kl Scgumlo, Calif. The twin-turbine engine which drives two propcflors develops more power on takeoff than any other u. S. engine now being flown, according t« the Navy. The plane may be armed with rockets, bombs nnd aerial torpedoes slung from wing racks. (AP Wiicphoto from Defense Department). Senators Ask Arms Report of Acheson I1V .1ACK BULL WASHINGTON, June 3. (If) — Senators called on the Stale and Defense Departments today to show what security America is getting in return for vast outlays to help rearm Western Europe. Senators H. Alexander <R-NJ) and Knowland (R-Callf) demanded a breakdown of what already has been accomplished by the European countries In building their defenses. Tabulation Asked They asked also for' a tabulation of where the $1,222,500,000 proposed new outlay for foreign arms will be spent. . Secretary of Stale Acheson told the combined Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees yesterday that "we are a long way from having an adequate force" for the North Atlantic Alliance. The alliance was formed to combat the threat of Communism. In response to n question from Smith, Acheson said that arm* outlays at home and abroad might have to be increased In the years to come. Difficulty Is Seen Smith told a reporter he thinks Data !s Gathered Here for Freight Rate Hike Hearing W. F. Wright of Little Rock, district representative of the Arkansas Farm Bureau, was in Blythc- ville today In the interest of Mississippi County farmers in connection with the Frisco Railroad's proposed freight rale Increase on soybean shipments. According to County Agon! Keith nitbrcy. Mr. Wright was gathering information on total production In the county and the outlook fir (his year for presentation at the rale hearing In St. Louis Wednesday. Mr nilbrey also said the Mississippi County Farm Bureau, with the cooperation of the Arkansas Farm Htircau. has employed the services of a rate specialist to present the farmers' case at the hearing. that statement will make It mori difficult for him and other senators who support the foreign rearmament program to push it throtigl Congress. "I am not clear what we arc Betting by these vast expenditures," Smith said. "It seems to me Hint we call the tune and have to pay almost all the bill. I want to Know how much heat we have put on these European countries to make thorn pull themselves out." Senators declined comment on reports that atomic artillery shells and atomic warheads have be^n developed by this country. Such weapons might revolutionize warfare and defense, but lawmakers wanted to hear more about it before they offered opinions. Playground, Park Program Opens Monday J P. Garrolt. director of the niythevillc Y said today that the supervised program for Blylhcville's parks and playgrounds will start Monday afternoon. The parks nnd playgrounds, which have been open but un- supervisecl all spring, will open at 1:30 p.m. Monday with adult supervisors to have charge of all activities. Supervisors employed by the Y for the playgrounds are Coach James Fisher at I.ittie Park, Mrs. Lillinn Frank at Division Street Park. Miss Minnie Foster at David Acres Park and Mrs. Doris Slaughter at Maloncy Park. Mr. Garrolt also said n full schedule of play Is being worked out for each park. The schedule will Include baseball. Softball, zel- batl. horse shoes, paddle tennis, basketball and a number of table games. Mr. Garrott said that the play- Erounds will be open each weekday from 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Bod Day for Big Trucks—Two Wrecks Block Traffic Here and Near Wilson U was a bad day for big truck trailers today. One lost IUi trailer nt a busy intersection here and slowed traffic Another went into a ditch near Wilson and Highway 61 traffic had to ht> reputed around the wreck via Carson Lake while the truck was pulled back onto the road. One of the trucks lost Its trailer, loaded with approximately 24,000 pounds of limes, at the Intersection of Chlckasawba and Sixth Streets this morning and slowed traffic over the two heavily-traveled streets for more than an hour. George Whlclden of Miami. Fla., driver of the fruit transport said the trailer came loose from Its hitch as his truck made the turn off Chlckasawba onto Sixth Street. The trailer skidded tor several feet and came to a stop with the underside of the front against, the pavement and its left dual wheels approximately a foot off the street blocking north-bound traftic. The trailer did not turn over. Mr. Whidden said that after the (ralfer came loose, the cab of the truck rolled for approximately 100 feet before coming to a stop. "Los- Ing the trailer cut off all the air to my air brakes nnd I had to stop the truck mechanically," he said. The truck, owned by the Alterman Transport Lines of Miami, was en route to Chicago. No details on the accident near Wilson were available here late this morning but it was reported that no one was believed hurt when the transport truck went Into the ditch. Declined To Join Germany, France, Others PARIS, June 3. (AP)—Six European nations agreed to- dny to pool their coal nnd slecl production as one means of unifying Western Europe and of slrongtheiiing jt economically. They also expressed hope the plan would serve and acl- vanco the cause of world pence. France. Western Germany, Bel- glum. Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands agreed to go along with lhe pool plan proposed May 0 by French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman. Great Britain declined to come in. although the British foreign office Issued a communique In London paying tribute to "the bold character and far-reaching importance" of the Schuman proposal. The plan has the blessing of the United States. I'iisl In Historr "H Is the first time in .the history of the world." said a French government spokesman of today's agreement, "that countries whose differences have caused so many wars arc getting together to create a community of Interests which will eliminate the causes of wars" The six agreeing nations said In joint communique they had "decided to pursue n common action of peace, European solidarity and economic nnd social progress" by placing the coal and steel produc- lion of flicir respective countries, minority. , ' er a new high i / Britain Kcmains Aloof ., -Britain; altho.UBhiroHMfijSig o^if (.erect! 16 being: 'kept Informed of the progress of negotiations' The British government said it neither wanted lo accept in advance nor reject In advance the idea behind the Schuman plan, it objected to the French request for a public declaration of approval in advance of actual discussions of how the pool will work. The Prcncii Foreign Ministry said, however: "We are happy the British government accepts the proposition to lie kept Informed on the progress of negotiations lirilain Jlay J 0 l n Some foreign ministry sources expressed belief Britain eventually would join in the pool plan. Some informants, wise in the ways of Europe, said they thought Britain had been caught unprepared by Schurnan's bold proposal and feared France might seize the leadership in European economic affairs from England. Not lhe least notable aspect of today's agreement was the fact the leaders In it were two of Europe's oldest and bitterest foes—France and Germany, at least lhat part of It now occupied by the Western powers. The other four nations have suffered not infrequently at German hands. Communique Issued In London a British ccmmimlque said the government does not "feel able to accept in advance, nor do they wish to reject In advance, the principles underlying the French proposal" The communique added Britain finds it impossible to join the negotiations "on the term.', proposed by the French government." The six continental nations said their "immediate objective is to place the coal and steel production of their respective countries In a common pool under a new high authority pn the basis of the French proiiosition of last May 0." State Highv/ay Group May Have to Maintain Truck Routes in Cities LITTLE ROCK, June 3. (/r>-The Arkansas Highway Department Is confronted with the possibility that it may have to assume full maintenance for truck routes through cities. A Little Rock delegation yesterday asked the Highway Commission to take over truck routes through Little Rock. The delegation said the city was unable to pay half the cost as It now does. Highway Director J. C. Baker said legally It Is lhe state's responsibility to assume all maintenance cost on such routes. He said other cities probably will ask for a similar arrangement If the Little Rock request is granted. The commission directed Baker and Chief Highway Engineer Alf Johnson to study the matler. German Oiiiclal Arrives NEW YORK. June 3. (*)—A representative of the West Germany government arrived today to establish the first German consulate here since the war. Ffam Roisser, deputy consul general, said he would set up the office for Heinrlch Krekeler, who has been named consul general. Krek«will open the office July l.

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