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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 203 Blythevllle Dally New* , Blythevllle Courier ElythevIlia Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1949 SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Merchants to Begin Work on Christmas Promotion for City 'Members of tlie Merchant's Division of Blytheville's Chamber of Commerce last night gave the go-ahead signal to its committee on Christmas promotion which submitted ^four-point plan to enliven the city's holiday season. Jf£he program adopted wll! Include * • a budget of $1,900, of which $600 will be for modification of decorations purchased last year. The pro- eram calls for special street light- Ing, a Christmas parade on December 9, a Santa Glaus with candy for children and a program of Christmas music, If sufficient funds are procurer!. Tlie Chlrstmas parade, designed to draw visitors to Blythevllle, will Truman Action Damage in Compress ran to Request Added U.S. Aid offer a total of $385 in cash awards with a $100 prize going to the best band, and a $75 prize going to the best float. Several merchants have indicated they will sponsor floats, • and it was stated in the proposal that cars and trucks which are not decorated will not be eligible to appear In the parade. Cash awards will include $50 second prizes for the second best float and band; $35 for the float rated third, and $25 for floats placini fourth and fifth. The band placing third will receive a $25 cash prize. Along with the cash awards, (he bands will receive seven-cents a mile lor traveling expenses as induce ment to participate in the parade Bands from neighboring towns ar being contacted to obtain entries fo the parade. Prizes for Homes The group estimated that S400 wil be required for the music program? _*1,000 for the total expenses of th arade and $500 for decorations. Prizes totaling $30 for home dec orations are to be given the Garde Club, sponsor of the home decora tion contest. The best decorate home, to be judged on appearan from the street, Christmas them carried out. and originality, will re ceive »15; the second prize will b (10 and the third. $5. The plans for the Christmas pro motion were adopted last night a the meeting in the Municipal Cour room, and the committee, heade by Jimmie Edwards, will begin work on*the plans immediately. It sufficient funds are not received from tile, merchants to meet tht budget requirements the program T;'-'. be .niodifl?; 1 Mr, Edr •wavds sairi. "' ; The parade is scheduled for De. ..cembtr 9, and the downtown area is 16 be completely decorated by that time. Merchants are to,have their Christmas merchandise on display to coincide with the parade. Shah Will Propose Increase at Meeting With President' WASHINGTON. Nov. 17. (JP)— The Shar of Iran said today he "cer- to President in American miltary aid to his 'country. "Iran is important to the peace >f the world and especially to the ;ecurity of the Middle Eabi." the Shah said in a news conference. Tile youthful Shah, who arrived 'esterday for a month's good will alnly" will propose Truman an increase visit, said also: 1. Iran's relations On Coal Dispute May Be Delayed White House Says No Developments Are Expected Today WASHINGTON, NOV. 17—W— The White House indicated today that President Truman.mlglit wait a day or so longer before trying to head off a new coi\l strike. Up until tins morning, all signs had pointed to a presidential move today to keep the strike frofn starting again in two weeks- Then, Presidential Press Secretary Charles G. Ross told reporters he did not expect any development during the, day. He said he had "no forecast" on what (night happen in the next few days. There was still a possibility that Mr. Truman would give some hint o£ his intentions at a late afternoon news conference (3 p.m. GST), The President reportedly Is considering two possible peace plans: (1) To ask union Leader John L. Lewis and Hie soft coal operators to submit their dispute to a special fact-finding board empowered to make recommendations. If accepted, this plan would have the effect of delaying, a strike while the Blaze Set at $50,000 200 Bales Burned, 250 Water-Damaged in Fire At Federal Compress; Insurance Covers Loss More than 550 bales of cotton valued at approximately $50,000 were burned and water-damaged yesterday afternoon in a fire of undetermined origin at the Federal Compress and Warehouse Co. in Blytheville. W. P. Mc-Dtmte), manager of Fed-*— ___^___^___ 7 Killed, 11 Missing When B-29's Collide; Another Lost at Sea with its' big era! Compress, said that 200 bales burned and more than 250 were damaged by water. Only slight damage resulted to the compress structure. Several skylights were broken olid a steel lire door collapsed. All the bales were In "K" compartment ol Compress No. 1 when the fire started. It was discovered by an unidentified employe. Employes hauled the burned and soaked bales from the compress. The blaze began about 1:45 but was brought under control In aout 30 minutes, Mr. McDaniel said. The loss was fully covered by insurance, he said. All the burned and damaged bales were owned by two Gideon, Mo., cotton firms—R. B. McCorc and Gideon-Anderson cotton companies. Nearly 75 Fijlit Fire Tlie cotton had been unloadec Baptists Postpone Move to Tighten Church Doctrine neighbor, Soviet Russia, "have improved a little lately." The Iranians 'are always willing to be friendly with our neighbors, but always on a basis of mutual respect and independence." 2. Iran is interested in the future creation of a Middle Eastern defense pact, like the North Atlantic Treaty, but the time is "a llt'.le loo curly." The country's economy should be strengthened first. 3. What hns impressed him about the United States thus far is "the well being of your people." He said "they have happy faces, are well attired, and look friendly." 4. He Is not looking for a bride during his stay here. Tlie Shah is 30 and matrimonially eligible since divorcing the former Queen Fuwzio, a sister of the King of Egypt- The shah met with reporters just before leaving for a visit to the Naval Academy at Annapolis. The dark-haired young monarch addressed himself directly to President Truman last night at a state iinner which followed by a few lours his arrival from Tenran in Mr. Truman's,plane, the Independence. -I " : ''iii): 1 Shriii-SHfs ' .mperlal Majesty Mohiimmed Re?.a Shah pahlevi— made his remarks In response to words of greeting offered by the President/ ' . His oil-rich nation, an uneasy neighbor, of Soviet Russia, already is receiving some American assistance. Iran Is one of 14 countries sharing in the new U. S. 81,314,010,000 arms-aid program, and its 115,000-man army has American advisers. board studies the dispute—possibly for GO days. (2) To invoke the- Taft-Hartlcy law,. That provides for a fact- finding board study and for a court Injunction against a strike. Officials have indicated (hat Mr. Truman may propose the special fact-finding board first. If tilts is rejected, he then would invoke the Toft-Hartley emergency provision next Monday. The six-month-old coal dispute was put in the President's hands yesterday. Cyrus S. Ching, Federal Mediation Service chief, reported to the White House there seemed to be little use in trying further to get Lewis and the operaors to agree on a compromise. Lewis has asked for more wages and shorter hours for miners. He also wants a boost in the present 20-cents-a ton royalty on coal production which goes to finance his union's welfare fund. The fund pays lor miners' pensions and insurance benefits. Candidates for 7 T Posts Picked Fourteen Selected As Nominees; Ballots To Go Out Next Month LITTLE ROCK, NOV. 17. (/P>— The Arkansas BnptisL State Convention today deferred action on a controversial amendment to tighten up fundamental doctrine. The proposal, submitted by the Rev. Jonn L. Dodge, Hot Springs, was referred to a -special constitutional committee of the 1950 convention. Mr. Dodge first introudced his proposal in n resolution condemning alien Immersion or baptism in nn- other faith,, open communion, acceptance of elected rather than ordained deacons, and membership In and cooperation with the Federal Council of Churches. Dr. E. C. Brown, of Blytheville. president, ruled, however, that it was . a proposed constitutional amendment. H came under attack by several jitlegates today, including the Rev. •alter Johnson, FnycUeyille, who Said that under the alien immersion clause, no person could be n member of the convention \vho was not bap- - tired by a Bnplist Church. The convention was to be offered control of Southern Baptist College, Walnut Ridge, today. President H, E. Williams of the junior coUege in Northeast Arkansas said the offer would be made by the college's board ol trustees. Plane Crash-Lands Winds of Nearly 145 MPH Reported Battering Guam TOKYO, Nov. 17. fAP)—'Hie Air Force Weather Bureau reported winds aproaching 145 miles an hour battered the island of Guam late today. The weather observers said they managed to get a "freak call" through to the island after regular communications went out. They said the connection did not lust long enough to get damage reports. Earlier reports from the inland, where hundreds of American servicemen and clvilian worfcers are stationed, said several buildings had been blown down. Winds at that tune had not exceeded 90 miles an hour. The typhoon, one of the worst I/i years in the Pacific, was centered 45 miles south ,of Guam and moving west northwest at about 17 miles an hour. Weather observers here predicted "the typhoon would be 300 miles northwest of Guam tomorrow afternoon. The storm covers a 360 mile radius. (Last direct communication bE- uvten the Associated Pre^s bureau in San Francisco and its Guam correspondent said civil authorities on Guam had checked homes and Senators See End of Some Excise Taxes ', WASHINGTON, Nov. 17. '(/Pj— Two Senators said today they expect Congress to knock out at least part of the wartime excise taxes early next year. Both lawmakers, Senatois Wiley (a-Wisl nnd Edwin C. Johnwm (13- Colo), called them 'nuisance taxes." The excises are federal levies upon cosmetics, furs, jewelry, luggage, theater tickets and travel fares. "I'm sure the Senate will pass my bill eliminating part of these nuisance taxes if it ever gels a chance to vote," Johnson told a _ reporter. "And I'm prelty certain that Congressional leaders will see that both the Senate and House get that chance." Wiley said in a statement he was going to insist that Congress pass either the Johnson bill or one of his own. "Congress gave its solemn word that these taxes would last only so long as the national emergency existed," Wiley said. "Hostilities have now been over five years and. there is no legitimate reason why these taxes should he continued." Johnson's bill would cut about In half the existing federal taxes upon admissions, furs, jewelry, luggage, toilet preparations, and photographic equipment. It would reduce the existing 15 per cent tax on rail, bus, air and ship transportation of passengers to 10 per cent, with similar reductions for local telephone calls. Fourteen nominees for director 1 posts for the Blytheville "Y" wer named yesterday afternoon at meeting of the nominating commit ti-e. headed by James Terry. Seven of those named will b elected, six for three year terms and one to fill an unexplred term, vacated by Jack Thro who recently moved from Blythevllle. t Along with tlie seven, new directors lo be elected, three olhers are !o be appointed for one-year terms. Tlie Blytheville Ministerial.Alliance names one director eacll. year ,and two are elected by the board on the recommendation of the president, after the board elects officers. ••''?-] The board of dlrectors ; when completed will be a 21-member body. Six of the directors retire eacll year. - Tlie unexpircd lerm or Mr. Thro has been filled for Ihe past few months by A. R. Wetenkamp, who has been nominated for one of the director posts. None ot the other 13 have been serving with Ihe current hoard. Those nominaled are: 'Mr. Wet- enkainp. O. C. Schwartz, Lloyd H. Wise, H. H. Levitch, J. Cecil Lwe, Roland Bishop, Russell Baugh, El- rom freight cars at 10 o'clock yes- erday morning. Nearly 75 employes and firemen rought the blaze under control. Ir. MoDanleHsald the number of ten fighting the fire and remov- ig the cotton plus tlie compress' prinkler system prevented a great- r loss. < ' Mr. McDaniel also credited the liitck arrival of fire trucks and olimtccr firemen with bringing the ire under control in a short time. This wns the third large cotton ire of the current ginning season. Thirteen bales were damaged in he first such fire, when a cotton louse burned Oct. 27 at the Hed Top Gin Co. on North Highway 61. Damage set nt approximately ;20,000 resulted Nov. 10 when about 00 bales were damaged in a cot:on house fire at the O. W. Cop- [icdije Gin Co. on West Highway IB. Small amounts of cotton have suffered slight damage In at least three minor fires at gins In Blythe- vllle this fall. Firtmen Kept .Busy Other calls made by tlie busy firemen yesterday Include: Grass fire in 600 block of West Main at 12:15. House fire at home of W. J. Low- cry, McHaney Drive, about 1 o'clock. Chief Head said damage was heavy. Fire at home of Dick Burns, 214 East DoHgan, about 4 p.m. Grass fire tit 308 East Davis around 4:30 p.m. : Tlie firemen got off to. an early start this morning when they answered a call at 7:15 from the home of J. W. Sykes, 1619 West Ash, where a hot water heater had become overheated. Chief Hend said there was no damage. Huffman, Jimmie Sanders, Whittaker, Harold Sudbiiry, bert Lloyd Herman Mny, Wilson Bohaning, and Frank Nelson, The Blytheville "Y" members will be mailed ballots the first, week In December, and will be allowed to consider the directors !or a few days beofre returning. The directors will be ( named sometime in early December, after results of balloting are tabulated. WASHINGTON, Nov. 17. f,ry-A business houses for salety measures small plane crash-landed today at National Airport, scene of history's worst aviation disaster early this month, civil Aeronautics Administration officials said their preliminary reports indicated no Inquries to the two occupants. The landing soar was washed out. New York Stocks 146 1-4 72 7-8 28 20 58 5-8 162 38 3-1 65 3-4 52 before the storm struck.) Plot Leaders Jailed ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 17— Turkey's government anounccd last night three opposition politicians had been Jailed on charges of plotting to assassinate 65-year-old President Ismel inonu. The plotters also had planned to murder the leader of the pro- government Democratic Party, Celal Bayar, Informants said. U.S. Envoys in East Asia Plan Regional Meeting WASHINGTON, Nov. 17—<A'J— Tlie White House announced today that American diplomats In Eastern Asia wll] hold a regional conference at Bangkok in January President Truman Is sending Philip C. Jessup, the administration's top diplomat trouble shooter, to it Jessup, who has the rank of ambassador-at-large, will make a survey tour of the Far East. Bangkok Is tiic capital of Thailand (Siam). 7950 Fords Go on Display Here Friday ••'•• Phillips• Motor 'Company will 'un- ell the 1950 model Ford tomorrow n its showrooms at PiHh and Wal- iut Streets. Five body styles in both Ford lines •ill be on display. These will In- liitle a Custom four-door, a Fort! Deluxe two-door and three custom wo-door models. .The 1950 Fords feature linprore- nents numerous' In both engine, body design and Interiors. Body styles, In 11 colors, will ange.from the 100-horsepower V-B Custom station wngous and converges to the lower-priced G5-horse- power six-cylinder Fords. The first crest to be used on Ford cars will oppenr on tlie front of tho iood and center of the trunk lid of he '50 models. Other styling features Include a lew hood ornament, re-styled park- ng lights In new positions and a new ornamental deck lid handle. A new timing gear, "autothermlc" type pistons, newly-deslgncrt camshaft lolws, new fan and reduction of fnn speed In the V-8's ore features of the 1950 Ford engines. . The doors have new rotary locks and touch-button latches are used on all exterior handles. 100 Planes Hunt B-29 in Atlantic With 20 Aboard Biggest Peacetime Air Rescue Search In History Begins HAMILTON, Bermuda, Nov. 17— C/P)—The biggest peacetime Air rescue search In history .was underway today for n lost B-20 bomucr which ran out of fuel and crash- landed ill the sea somewhere near Bermuda yesterday with 20 U.S. airmen aboard. Nearly 100 Air Force. Navy nnd Coast Guard plunes from bases all along the Atlantic seaboard crisscrossed above Bermuda's surrounding waters honing for a sight of the stricken bomber or bobbing lifc_ rafts. First search patrols yesterday afternoon were fruitless. The Inst word from the Super- forlrcss, whose navigation Instruments failed on a flight to England, was a rnuio message: "Going to dllch In five minutes." Heard Weak SOS After that message yesterday morning, a U.S. Coast Guard vessel heard weak SOS signals — spurring hopes that the crewmen had taken to rubber life rafts equipped with automatic wireless distress signalers. The plane, part of « B-29 group enroute to England from March Air Base, California, lost its v/ay when its radio navigation equipment fulled and It encountered bad weather, u. S. officials'at Kimlley Air Base here thought it probably went down 150 miles southwest or northeast of Bermuda. Four Survive Mid-Air Crasti 26,000 Feet Over California By John R. Ward STOCKTON, Calif., Nov. 17. (-AP)—Two Air Force Sunorforts collided 26,000 feet above Stockton at midnight. One fell in Clames. The tail of the other fell off and it crashed in the mud. *— Tour of the 22 men aboard saved. Seven were found dead In the wreckage. Eleven are missing. Detailed checking eliminated one survivor report by Led!, Calif., \to- 20-Year-Old Faces Murder, Kidnap Charges for Arkansas Crime Orgy Bishop Manning Weaker NEW YORK, Nov. 17— fit 1 !— He tired Episcopal Bishop William Manning, B3, was reported in "drastically weak condition" toda at St. Luke's Hospital. His physio Ian, Dr. Albert C. Herring, said he and his colleagues "arc amazed at the bishop's fortitude and endurance, considering the critical condition he has been In for the last five days. " The U.S. Air Forcie, Navy 'aritl Coast Guard, and the-Royal Navy all Joined the- searclC Planes came £rom nine American bases. A B-29 group returning from England arid another 'en route there from California' also were drafted into the search. The missing l>omber was from the second squadron of the 22nd Bombardment Group. The bomber was due In Hermudn at 8:10 a.m. yesterday (7:10 a.m. EST). At 7:40 am. the pilot radioed that he could not fix his position because his radio navigation equipment had failed and bad weather prevented his taking astronomical sights. Gave liaillo Rearing Kincllay Air Base gave the plane a radio bearing. Two search planes went out to act as guides, but were unable to make contact. At 8:40 a.m., the B-20 pilot radioed he had enough gas left for two hours [lying nt maximum speed. lice. Tlie four survivors—all at the Navy annex of the Stockton Supply Depot after treatment for minor Injuries—are: Lt. Warren F. Sharrock, whose home, ironically, is only 20 mli?.s cnsl of StocXton In the Sierra foothills. Pvt. Keith R. Bums, 10. Boise, Ida., apparently the only survivor of the burning plane. '1'iSct. Frank D. Schmidt, Negloy, Ohio, enclncer on plane, whose w..Ie and daughter me In Spoknne. Set. Robert S. Klugc, 26. Sjiokane. The sheriffs office Held party radioed three bodies had been taken from the plane that burned on a McDonald Island levee on the San Joaquin' River In the delta nine miles west of here. State Highway Patrolman Bill Alott salrt four bodies were taken from the plane that crashed six feet deep into the mud on the ridge tract two miles north and across the San Joamiln. Spectator* Ordered Away The wings of this plane were Intact, but the tall assembly had collapsed. ' : A radio from the field party at this plane ordered all spectators cleared from the'area because of high octane gasoline fumes. Hamilton Field, 25 miles Tiorth of Sari Francisco, said the plane that burned was ..from the 32Gth Squadron. The other was from ihe 325Ih. Both were-"part of the 92nd Bombardment Group at v , Spokane, Wnsh., Air Force Base/ ; '\ : '•>' First definite word.of -;he crash. In a fog, came from one of the Mrs. W. C. Gates Dies at Hospital Cerebral Hemorrhage Fatal; Rites Scheduled For 2 p.m. Saturday Mrs. Anna Gates, wife ot W-O. Gates, Blythevllle realtor and city councilman, died at 2 a.m. this morning at Walls Hospital a few hours after having been admitted. Apparently in good health, Mrs. Catcs suffered a cerebral hemorrhage at her homo at 600 West Walnut, soon after eating dinner last night. She was taken immediately to the hospital. . Kites for the long-time Blythc- vIllB citizen wll be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian church by the Rev. Harvey T. Kldd, pastor. Burial will follow in . the Elmwood Cemetery. Mrs. Gates came to Iilythevill» 40 years ago as the bride of James Earl Bell, who died in 1928. She was born In Barboursvlle, Va. She was the former Miss Anna Wetsel, and attended Sweetbrlar College In Virginia. She was married to Mr. Catcs In 1033. Mrs. Cates was an active member of the Presbyterian Church charter member of of the P.E.O. Sister- he sent his by KIndley bnse, Weather Arkansas forecast: Flair and continued cool this afternoon and tonight. Friday, fair and warmer. Missouri forecast: Clearing and a little colder tonight. Friday fair and warmer. Low tonight, near 30: high Friday, 55-63. Minimum this morning—34. Maximum yesterday—6E. Sunset today—4:55. Sunrise tomorrow—G:36 Precipitation 24 hours to 7 n.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—50.64. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—50. Normal mean for November—50.2. This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—38 Maximum yesterday—65. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date 44.72. At 11:45 a.m., message heard thai ho was preparing to dll«h the plane in five minute.'?. Twenty-three Air Force, Navy and Coast ouard planes patrolled yesterday over more than 30,000 square miles of ocean, 'but found no trace of the bomber. The licet of air searchers, along with two British Navy ships and a U. S. Coast Ouard cutter today planned to patrol over another 108,000 square miles. The plane, carrying five officers and 15 enlisted men. was commanded by Lieut. Col. John arable, Jr., of March Air Base. survivors, Lt. . Bharrock. The lieutenant staggered Into Edward Kcn- yon's King Island fishing resort, bleeding from a head Injury. "The other plane ran smack Into us," he gasped. The Kenyons heard the crash. They were out looking for the flames in the fog when Sharrock arrived. Boon afterward, the San Joiiquin Sheriff's v office reported finding two enlisted men alive. One was Pvt. Burns and the other was T|Sgt. Schmidt. The Lodi Police department raid l(s men had picked up an enlisted man. Parachute* to Safety He wits Sgt. Kludge, who said he parachuted from the ship later found stuck in the mud. He, too, reached a King Island fishing resort, and called the sheriff's office at Stockton, one of the first to re- See CRASH on Fane S and was a Chapter "D" hood organized In Blythevllle 25 years ago. MM. < Cates Is survived by her husband;'two sisters,'Mrs. J. M. Wheeler * oi . Howardsylle, .r Va., and Missis. M. Crouch"of New!,'york; 9. brother, J. H. Wetsel of Barbburs- ville, Va.; and a niece, Mrs. D. M. Cutler or Blythevllle. \ • Pallbearers = will Include Georgs Wlgijs, Marion WillariiE, Herman Carlton, circuit Judge Ztil B. Harrison, Ross-.D, Hughes, Byron Morse, J.' L.'. Nabers, Dr.. J. W. Robblns of Stcele, Mo., Herman Cross and Carl Bioker or Caruth- ersvllle, Mo. . Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home. Jk 1'30 p.m. quotations: ^ T & T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper ...... Beth Steel Chrysler ' Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N V Central Int Harvester ........ National Distillers Republic Steel Radio 12 i-8 l arrested in "Tcxarkana, about 30 HOPE, Ark., NOV. 17— (/P>— Charges of murder and kidnaping were to be filed today against a good-looking young New Englander whose hitch-hiking tour of Southwest Arkansas ended in a spree of rapid-fire violence. Prosecutor James H. Pilklnton said Roland Edmond Gove, 20, Haverhill, Mass., had signed a statement 'admitting .he shot, a Negro to death after wounding and robbing a planter and kidnaping a third man yesterday. . 10 1-8J Gove, who said he had been 27 3-4 1 discharged dishonorably from the 21 1-2 'Army and served a prison scn- 21 J-8 Hence in Oregon for car theft, was Socony Vacuum 163-4 Studcbaker 26 7-i Standard of N J Texas Corp J c Penney U S Steel .. Hears I 3-4 62 527-8 46 1-4 « 1-4 Southern Pacific ., 40 1-4 miles from Hope, late yesterday. He was brought to a Jail here. Pilklnton said the dark-haired prisoner, u six-footer, gave this account of the pre-dawn orgy: He hitched a ride from Tcxark- ana with Tom Seymour. 55-year- old Pulton, Ark,, planter. When they reached Fulton, between Texarkana and Hope, he held up Seymour and took "more than $100" from him. Lee Helton, a service station em- ploye, was awakened by the disturbance and aproached Govc and Seymour to investigate. Seymour resisted Gove and was shot in the chest. Gove then forced Helton to put the injured man In Seymour's car and the three drove about five miles to near shcppard. Ark. Seymour was carried from the car and Gove prepared to tie up Helton. A truck occupied by Negroes drove up and, while the gunman fired shots Into the truck, Helton escaped. Gove caught a ride Into Hope and hired a taxicab to Texarknna. He was In a Texarkana store, buying new clothes, when he was arrested by officers who had been tipped off by the taxi driver, Dick Soybeans Nov Dee Mch May Open High Low Close 221 'A 222 ',1 220?i 221 222 223<5 22l?l 222 223'.', 224VJ 223! 222 !i 223% 22 1 y, 22314 222 N. O. Cotton Dec. Mar. May July Ocl. Open High Low 1:30 , 2980 2981 2977 2977 . 2976 2979 2976 2977 . 2970 2975 2970 2871 . 2940 2942 2940 2940 . 27% 2801 219fi 28CO New York Cotton Dec. May July Oct. Open High Low 1:30 . 2976 2976 . 2973 2975 . 2369 2970 . 2933 2934 . 2794 2794 Cop/on Arrest Legal NEW YORK, Nov. 17—drj—Fed- eral Judge Sylvester J. Ryan nilcd today thai Judllh Coplon's arrest was legal and lhat papers Ifiken from her purse by' Ihe FBI can be used as spy Irlal evidence against her. The former government girl's attorney, Archibald Palmer, had contended her arrest was illegal because FBI men had no warrant when they took her and Soviet Engineer Valentin Gubitchcv Into custody last March 4. Steelworkers, Alcoa Begin Contract Talks PITTSFiUROH, Nov. 17. (AP> — Leaders of the CIO United Steelworkers anil officials of Aluminum Company of America gathered lo- day to work out a contract for 16,000 lo 20,000 employes. The workers In nine planU In nine states struck Oct. 17 In support of pension and Insurance demands. Alcoa yesterday signed contracts with the AFL, International Council of Aluminum Workers covering 10,000 workers In plants at East St. Louis, III., Lafayette, Ind.. Mcssena, N.Y. Crcssona, Pa., and chllllcothe, O. The AFL contract calls (or pensions of $100 a month Including Social Security for 65-year-old em- ployes with 25 years' service. Em- ployes contribute nothing but their regular Social Security payments. FBI Enters Hunt For Ax-Slayer of Six-Year-Old Girl LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17. (/P) — With the Issuance of a federal fugitive warrant, the Federal Bureau (if Investigation today Joined the IntcrnnUonnl search (or Fred Stro- blo, wanted for questioning In the sadistic slaying o£ Little Linda Joyce Glucoft. Meantime, police In this country and Mexico questioned scores of men'who answered the description of the 66-year-old retired baker, R fugitive from Justice on a charge of molesting a 10-year-old girl in nearby Highland Park. The district Attorney's office has filed a mur- cfcr complaint against him. The slayer was stilt nt tfirge today, more than two days after the six- ye<ir-oM girl's strangled, stabbed and ax-bludgconed body -vas found •wrapped In an Indian blanket xm- der a pile of rubbish of a nelstnbor's home. Police pointed out that the slnyer had a H-hour start and conld taslJy have traveled before *,he crims wns discovered, Mexico police continued search- Ins the Tijuana area, where STO- blc was known lo have stayed previously. Farm Bureau-Ad ministration Relationship 'Frigid'; Brannan Plan Is Gist of Trouble By Ovid A- Martin WASHINGTON, Nov. 17—(/P>- Uclatlons between the Democratic administration and the powerful American Farm Bureau — once warm and cooperative—have turned frigid. The political consequences may be considerable. Differences over government farm policies have become so sharp that the federation has decided not to invite Secretary of Agriculture Brannan to speak at its convention In Chicago next month. It long has been the custom, ot the federation and other national farm organizations to ask the Secretary of Agriculture to address their meetings, as » sort ot titular 2pjj 2jJ7j 1 head of American agriculture. """ Four other major organizations are continuing the custom. While relations have been grow- 2782; Ing cooler for some tune, It has 2972 2967 2932 2973 2968 2934 seen the controversial farm plan advanced by Secretary Brannan that has brought the federation to a virtual "no speaking" attitude toward the administration. President Allan B Kline of the federation has criticized the Brannan proposal as a political scheme to gel voles of both farmirs and consumers. He also has claimed It would regiment farmers completely. The Brannan plan is designed to assure farmers high returns and consumers cheaper food. Government cash payments lo farmers would be the principal device for achieving such a, dual goal. The Farm Bureau and the Democratic administration started working closely together after Franklin D.' Roosevelt became president In .1033. Both played big roles In getting precedent-breaking crop control laws through Congress All through Ihe thirties they co- operated on farm legislation and programs. For years, federation officials were close advisers to such Brannan predecessors as Henry A. Wallace, Claude R. Wlckard and Clinton P. Anderson. Differences first started cropping up during the war in connection with farm price control and food subsidy policies. But they did not rcarh their present wide breach until Brannan put forth his plan last spring. The split between the federation and Die administration may have far-flung political consequences. The farm organization has big memberships both in the South and In the Midwest. While Brannan was left off the federation program, Senator Anderson (D-NM) and Rep. Gore (D- Tenn>, two Congressional critics of the Brannan plan, have been Invited to speak. Prospects Slim for End Ot Stockyards Strike BAST ST. LOUIS, 111., Nov. 17. (APJ—Slim prospects were reported today for an early end to a strike that has halted all livestock shipments to nearby National Stockyards since Monday. Negotiations continued loday, but officials of the St. I/xiis National Stockyards Company reported liltlc or no progress has been made. Some 400 members of the AFL Livestock Handlers' Union walked out Monday lo enforce demands for a new contract. Indicted for Treason WASHINGTON, Nov. 17. (AP) — Attorney General McGrath today announced the Indictment of John David Provoo, former U.S. Army staff sergeant, on charges of treason. The Indictment Is based ou alleged treasonous activities !n the Philippines and Japan while Provoo was a prisoner of war In the hands of I Uie Japanese.

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