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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEA ST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVI—NO. 71 Blythcville Dally Newt Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader niythevlllo Herald BLYTHKV1IXK. ARKANSAS, WKDNKSDAY, JUNE 14, 1050 FOURTEEN PACKS SINGLE COPIK8 riVB CENTS \ jReal Income Peace Through Power Called Key to a World without War May Double In 30 Years CED 'Formula: 7 Higher Output PerMan-Hour By Slerlinjf F. Green WASHINGTON, June M.— (AP) —The Committee-foi Economic Development (CED) Raid today that prospects are good for a doubling of the real income, or buying power, of the average American worker in the next 30 years. To do so. the businessmen's planning organization said, ways must be found man-hour rage rat« en tury. The CED offered to keep production rising at the same per In the past half- ft formula for boosting retil wages to S2.G6 an hour In 1930, in terms of 1943 prices, sis against the average worker's $1.33 today and the average of 43 cents 50 years ago. Stabilizing industrial growth to PHILADELPHIA, Jime 14. W)~ Secretary of the Air Force Thomas K. Finlctter told a graduating class today it can hope for a world without war only if America pursues policy of peace through power. Finletter spoke at commencement exercises of the University of Pennsylvania. For prevention of war, he said in his prepared speech, we need a force so strong, so capable of violent counter attack, as lo deter any nation bent nn breaking peace. And for the immediate future, he sees a need for continuing to increase the fighting strength o[ fhc United States and her allies, bc- iuse "the curve of military power rising everywhere." Xo New Turns Ahead The air secretary didn't point lo any new turns ahead in the road of foreign and military [K>licy. Mainly, he tried io give young people just getting out of college an understanding of why we are arming when we want peace. He said: "Already this conflict of ideas— the need to prepare for war when in fact we want pence—is confusing some of our citizens. The power of a modern military establishment is appalling; and to give us further pause, the role of defense now consists in major part of coun- ever block the will of the people In their urge lo stop the evil of war. The goal is there before us. It is a goal that can be reached." But for the time being, FinleKer said, these Ihrec principles should guide America's military policies: 1. A peacetime force In being, so composed, trained and ready for action, it will serve as * deterrent to aggression. 2. The Army, Navy and Air Force operating as a team. 3. Planning ahead. City Council Votes to Oppose Amendment on 'Home Rub' War Hot Inevitable, Acheson Says in Major Policy Review DALLAS. Tex., June 13. W)—War Is not Inevitable, Secretary o; State Dean Acheson snys. "U is our responsibility to find ways of .solving our problems wlthoui resort to war and to exhaust every posslbilily in that effort," he said n a major foreign policy review here last night. "This is what we intend :o do." • +. avoid blighting recessions, Increasing imports, and reforming the tax system to encourage risk-taking investment were among the rccom- m end ed m ea su res. 'Success in raising real wages is in the main a matter of increasing output per man-hour," said the statement, prepared by Ced's research and policy committee and issued by the CED chairman. Marlon B. Folsom, treasurer and director or the Eastman Kodak Co. Productivity Main Is Key The three-fold increase in the buying power of the average worker since 1900 has been, built on a gain in productivity of two and one- half per cent n year. The output per man hour has risen from 5t)T cents to about $1.83, in dollars of 19-43 buying power, the statement said. "Future advances will not be rapid," CED snid, "unless we have many important scientific discov eric.5. good management in industry and'"wise public policies." It fobnd that the • outlook fof ^A'rapid technological progress i Kobd" In view of a nine-fold -in - ^^reAse" li\ 1 "ihdtia trial research in ' t last decade^ Workers are becoming .better trained and more able each year. It stated, and the ptoy pects are bright for improvement of management. While it seems likely also that at least 10 per'cent of net output will be saved as In the past, the Investment of these savings of capital In risk-taking enterprises is "\ci assured, nnd a more serious problem for public policy," the committee said. ; It, laid emphasis on tax adjustments which it has urged in pre vious policy statements. They include a gradual decrease in the corporate income tax anti a progressive elimination of the double levy o n corporation dividends. which are taxed first in the. form of company earnings and again as Income when paid to the slockhold ers- Suggests Methods The. committee suggested these as "particularly promising methods of achieving (he desired long-range gain in productivity: 1. "Stabilize the growth of industry and avoid serious business recessions." Productivity increased 28 per cent In the 1920's but only four per cent- in the depression-rid den 1930's, CED recalled. The committee issued in 1948 its proposals for economic stabilization, mainly revolving around federal tax and money policies. 2. "Reduce seasonal unemployment." This is largely a matter if M*goori business management, the report said. 3. "Improve the quality of business births and reduce the infant mortality among business concerns. 1 ' Training young men to be business owners, instead of em- ployes, and furnishing capital and advice to .sound small firms should help, it was staled, along with tax See. 1XCOMK on l'i*£C 5 ter attack." Finletter didn't speak of definite numbers of guns and planes and A- bombs, He didn't speak of Russia by name. Rut he talked o[ enemies, not probable or possible ones." Yet he .said he has faith for the future, because there is "one great thing on our side—the wish of the ordinary m a n everywhere for peace." Can't Klork People's Will "No government, however dictatorial its rule." he said, can for Acheson charged that Russia is .ising i Us a r me ri m is h t a nd Coin - :nunist plotting in other countries is a "poised bludgeon to intimidate the weak." How to meet the challenge of Soviet pressure "Well, there are several ways we could go about meeting these problems," he said. "One way would be to pull down the blinds and sit in the par tor with a louden* shotgun, waiting. I think, however, that mosc oi us have learned that isolationism is not a realistic course of action. U d not work and it is not cheap. "The policy of appeasement o Soviet ambitions, which might eon celvably be another course of aclloi open to us...would encourage Sov iot aggression. It would lead to ; final struggle for survival in whici both our moral position and ou military position would have bee seriously weakened. "There is a third course of actio which might be considered in eai Her times and by another type government and people than oui That is. we should drop some atom ic bombs on (he Soviet Union. Th Sec ACHESON on Fa£«t 5 Sanders' Resolution Gets Unanimous Vote Arkansas' proposed "Home Rule Amendment" last night received another negative vote as the Blytheville City Council unanimously voiced opposition to the plan by adopting a resolution offerer! by Alderman Jimmic Sanders. Campbell Plans Vote On Ark-Mo Gas Issue The cily council of Campbell, Mo., last night followed action already laken in four ether Southeast Missouri towns and voted to grant a gas franchise to the Arkansas-Missouri Power Co. •+ Council action will be subject lo ratification of the city's voters in a special election July 18. Maiden has a similar election scheduled for July 12. Southeast, Missouri towns \vhich have already granted Ark-Mo gas franchises through special elections included Hayti, Canithersville and Steele. PO//O Epidemic Preparedness To Be Planned The niylhcville Community Service Council will hold a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow to discuss ways and means of caving for polio victims should a n epidemic .strike Mississippi County again thi,s year. The meeting will be held In Municipal Courtroom of city Hall Murray Smart, council president, snid today. Mr. Smart said the public Is invited. Ark-Mo spokesmen said plan: call for servicing Kennett in Missouri and Osceola in Arkansas. Thus far, the councils of those towns have not granted franchise. Arkansas lowns jtfhlcli have, nu th'orized Ark-Mo .'to ser ve ih'ern will natural* gns include Blytheville achville, Manila. I,uxor,\, Del lector, Ptggobl iind Wilson. Nuclear Scientists ODERLIN, O., June H- (AP){— Vuclear scientists from several lia ions gathered nt Oberlin Colleg oday for the opening fo a. live-day ymposiuin on radsobiology. The; ult study the u&g/of nuclear en rgy as applied to medicine. . UltlXK UV THAT MILK—"We have to get rid of the milk." says daiiy worker Red Newell at Swiharl's Dairy near Canonsburg, Pittsburgh, Pa. So, tor the benefit of the photographer, he fills up little Gary Swl- hart, (left* and Sharon Mulie, (center). What's left is given to the hogs. The dairy's milk is unable to reach normal markets because of the milk strike. (AP Wirephoto). (Sec story on Page llj. Kickenlooper Wants Clark, Hoover To Testify in Amerasia Case Probe Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Thursday. Not much change in temperature. Missouri forecast: Mostly cloudy extreme south, occasional local PARTLY CLOUDY Ihundershowcrs extreme southeast tonight and Thursday. Little change In temperature. Low tonight. 70-72 youth; high Thursday, to flO ex- Iretne south. Minimum this morning—70. Maximum yesterday—96. Sunset today—T:14. Sunrise tomorrow—1:46, PreclpiUllon 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—31.RI. Mean temperature (midway be( twecn high and low—B3. Normal mean temperature for June—78. This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—71. Maximum yesterday—87. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date —29.03, WASHINGTON. June 14. <tV t — Senator Hickenlooper (R - lowa> urged today that Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark and FBI Chief J. Kdgnr Hoover be invited to testify at the Senate inquiry into the 1945 Amerasisi case. '1 think both men could contribute in form ;il ion which might help clear up this situation," Hicken- lonper told reporters, The Iowa legislator is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee which is looking Inf) the five-year-old Amerasia magazine episode. The cam involved alleged theft during the war of hundreds of secret, government documents. A key member of the Democratic- controlled inquiry committee said there is little likelihood the group will call either Clark or Hoover. The member nskcd that his name not be i used. To Discuss Separate Probe Htckenlooper's suggestion came as tlie Senate Republican Policy Committee booked a discussion ol a resolution calling for a separate investigation of -Justice Department handling of the Amerasia case, The resolution. Introduced yesterday, is sponsored by 21 Republican Senators. Senate Democratic Leader Lucas of Illinois bas said he Is opposed lo starling a new Anier- asia inquiry with one already underway. Senator Tatt of Ohio, chairman of the GOP pr>licy unit, declined to predict whether that group would lake B stand regarding the proposal of his Republican colleagues. noth Clark and Hoover were mentioned In excerpts made public last week-end from the personal papers o[ the late James V. For- re.stal, who was secretary of the Navy when the Arncrasia cae broke in 1045. Saw Embarrassment For r petal's papers disclosed thH he Intervened In the case to make sure President Truman was full; informed regarding the international significance of the .situation. For reslal wrote that quick arrests ii the case might i-reatly embarras this country's relations with Rus at the United Nations chartc conference in San Francisco. He also wrote that he had suy gestcd to FBI director Hoover tha Hoover have Tom Clark, then chic of the Justice Department's cri minnl division land later attorne general), 'sec that the Prestden is in full in Tor mat ion of all th facts in the matter as well as thei implications. 1 ' OPPOSES STRIKE BAN—AFL President William Green tells Senate Labor Committee nt Washington that he is opposed Lo laws that would prohibit railroar strikes. The committee is .studying Mich a proposal. CAP Wire- photo). Economy Drive Attempt Fails To Cut Agri Department Funds New York Stocks CiosiiiT Quotations: AT&T 153 5-S Amer Tobacco 65 1-2 Anaconda Copper 32 Belli Steel 37 1-8 Chrysler 17 1-4 Coca Cola 153 1-2 Gen KIcctric 481-4 Gen Motors 963-8 MoiilRnmcrv Ward 58 1-8 N Y Central 13 1-2 Int Harvester 28 1-4 J C Penney 573-4 Republic Steel 3fi Radio Socony Vacuum Studebaker Standard of N J Sears Parkard .... U S Steel Southern Pacific 20 3-8 1!) 3-4 33 7-8 77 1-8 47 1-2 4 35 7-8 55 1-2 WASHINGTON. June 14. W>>— A jroposcd economy drive in the Senile io ci]t government costs ap- icarcd today to have backfired on t,s first test. Reliable sources said that several million dollars had been tacked on .o the funds previously voted by tli3 House for the Agriculture Department. The increase was said to have been voted by an appropriations subcommittee headed by Senator Russell (D-Ga) but under an agreement among leaders of the full committee no reports are being made public now. The House allowed S764.032.710 of new cash for the Agriculture De partment but loans, customs receipts and other revenue sources would make a total of $1.432,000.000 available for the Ilscal year thai begins July 1. Not Affirmed or Denied The subcommittee under Russell, working behind closed doors, has upped these funds, it was learned but Russell said he could not affirm or deny. "Even if I were permitted to make them public. I could not tell you the totals because clerks are still calculating five days of de- lailcd. work by the committee," Russell told a reporter. This year for the first time Con- press is lumping nearly all the annual money bills for regular ROV- crnment departments and agencies into a one-package measure. This passed the House in May carrying about $29,600,000,000 cash plus contract authority, loans and similar funds amounting to another 59,000.000,000. First lo Get Consideration Separate Senate subcommittee; have been conducting detailed hearings on the various parts of thl bill, which formerly were actea upon as separate measures. The farm bill under Russell Is the tlrsl to win complete subcommittee consideration, it still Is subject lo action by the lull appropriations 'aim money bill for years In Ihn Senate, said It is unfair to consider all the many Items as "bcnefitting agriculture." Osceo/o Man Dies of Injury In Tractor Fall Soybeans Oil 1C AGO, beans; July Nov . Jan .. Mar . Ji i ne 14. M")—Soy- 220- 1 321 n 222 1 , Low CloiC 302 V » ,104-03 217U aiB'fc 219 219 1 ; 2201, 220?* Orin Ooble. 30, a farmer of thr Carson Lake community of near Osceola, was fatally injured yes- [erriny when n tractor he was driving skidded find overturned into a ditch nbout 11 a.m. Gobln died en route to a physician's office in Osceola. The tractor toppled Into a 12 foot ditch crushing him beneath. The accident occurred near Carson Lake on Crews' Lateral. Mr. Goble was born near the Carson Lake community and had lived here all of his life. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday In the Carson ke Church. The burial site has not been selected. Survivors Include his wife; a daughter, Carolyn; his parents. Mr. and MPK. "George Goblc of Carson .ake: t.h rec brothers, George a nd Jewell, both of Pine BUiff. and Guy of Carson Lake; three sisters, Mrs. ttinnie Lee S'adcna and Mrs. Vlc- :oria Artis. both of Osceola and Mrs. Sevilla Rutey of San Francisco. Swift Funeral Home of CXsccnla in charge. committee and then by the Senate before going back to the House, Russell, who has handled the New York Cotton •July Oct Dec. Mar May Open Hieh Low closi 3372 3372 3351 3360 3295 3299 3279 3296 3298 3277 .-»29fi m 327B 3 Alderman Sanders, In introducing *e motion, rellernlcd his recent alcment to the Blythcville Rotary lub that after n careful study of c home rule proposal, he believed was against the best Interests of ic city and would be a detriment i the town. "I hear no animosity to the Ar- ansa.s Municipal League, sponsor f the movement." Mr. Sanders nld, "or lo its many good causes, uL I believe that Blytheville -should pnosc the 'Home Rule A mend.- ienl.' " Mr. Sanders' resolution follows: 'Be it resolved by the City Conn- 11 of the City of Blytheville, Aransas: "That the proposer! so-called Home Rule Amendment* Is against he best interests of the Cit.y of Blylheville and its citizens, and that aid amendment should not idopled. "lia St further resolved that this :ity council hereby registers its op- losillon to said amendment, and ccommends the defeat thereof." The proposed Home Rule Amendment would Include giving city government (lie power lo: 1) Adopt charters providing lor city income tax levies. 2) Levy occupation taxes on busl- iesses located in one city and transacting business in others. (Present prohibits this.) l-'ix Ihe salaries r> f c lly officials uL tiny sum desired by the council. Salaries of city employes also could he raised or lowered diir- thc term for which they were elected. -I) Issue bonds for purposes now not- n]lowed and assess as. much as additional 15 mill lux lo retire such bonds. ;• 5) Change the time and 'manner of hbfding municipal elections; 6) Prohibit the rlRht of trlnl hy jury for violation of municipal ordinances, ; 7) Pay city officers on a fee basis. This now is prohibited in cities of first class. 8) Allow the sale o( intoxicants in cities within counties which have been voted dry. (The amendment itself would not automatically provide for these powers, but would make them possible under a charter which each city would adopt,.) Last week, Joncsboro adopted a similar resolution. Mayor Doyle Henderson nn- nouncrd to the council that the firm of Black and Vcnch, of K:m- CiLy, Mo., had completed Its survey of the city sewer system and ready to submit two plans for alleviating present conditions. The council agreed to meet with firm representative. 1 ; June 20 to hear the report. « Black and Veach began the survey March 28 to obtain data to be used a.s a basis for securing a new sewer -system for Blytheville. Primary purpose of the survey wa.s to check the sanitary sewer sy.ilcrn nnd not storm sewers. The tatter were to be surveyed only as Ihey affected the sanitary system. Hear Street Flcqiicsl Other matters ronsirfered by the council last night at lt,% monthly meeting were: 1) A request of representative, 1 ; of five BlythoviUe churches (or widening of portions of four cJt,y sticcts to case n traffic problem. 2> A proposal lo place advertising sign* on the city's parkin* meters. 31 Paxsage of an ordinance requiring a claser check on beer salcji privilege UCCH.SG.S. 4> Closing of a dcnd-fnrt street, 5» Added warning device. 1 ; near the city's playgrounds and the Installation of a new traffic light The church delegation asked Sec COUNCIL on !'n?c A SHIPS FOR IN'DO-CIIIN'A—Headed for Indo-Chlnd under tha Mutual Assistance program are these six 158-foot landing ships, being overhauled at the Puget Sound naval shipyard, Bremerton, Wash. A total of 20 Navy vessels hews been transformed or assigned for transfer overseas as part of the assistance program to date. (AP Wirephoto). Counterfeit Ring Operations Bared WASHINGTON, .Mine 14. The chief of the U. 8. Secret Serv- World News Briefs- Fa., -lime U. The Olmslead Field Air Force base said today nine airmen wcrn killed In the craali of .1 H-2. r > near Kiklns, XV. V;i. "\AY definitely confirmed that llir plane Invoked In the one missing lie I wren hern a ml Off ult A'r Force Husr, Nrlirashti," the base said In n statement. HELSINKI, Finland, June H. I>P> — Ptnliind'.s bipyesl Undo pact i» history was signed with Soviet, Russia night In Moscow. It provides for $320,000,000 worth of trade between the two countries from 1051 through 1955 n* well as nnothe; $30,000,000 worth o[ trade for ins rest of 1950. WASHINGTON, .lunc M. (j?)— Senator Millikin (It-Colo) suld Imbiy most Hc|Mi Mien n Senators l>rnb;il>lv will vote for ft bill to ex] 1:1 iiiI the Social St'tairlty program. [Millikin made his prediction (o reporters after a closed- door co n fern n re. nf GOP scnulnrs on the measure now before the Senate. PARIS. June 14. f;V,—France': Party today sharply cril- cized its brother Socialists in Britain of the Labor Part opposition to main proposals urn licin? studied for economic an political unification of Europe. Ice liris told Congress that a New .York and Chicago .gang is-turning ou» counterfeit mo"pey:at the rUt of f 100,000 '» month. add II nev, ngcnU ta~uT^£ff ot* 76 men v-ho are tricking ""(town counterfeiters nnd forgers. Additional men and equipment ire urgently heeded to fight thl* Iminal activity effectively to prevent cashiers and storekeepers from losing hundreds of thousands of dollars," Baugbman said. He said counterfeiting Is being done in SL, Louis. Mo., and a couple of other areas, hut the center of counterfeiting Is In New York and Chicago. Ho said unfortunately the Chicago and New York groups have so- called criminal connections — distributors. Anyone that has a criminal tie hi another section apparently can go to these cities and purchase a certain amount of counterfeit notes and then go off lo an area and pass them," Promised Cooperation The Senate Crime Investigating Committee, headed by Senator Kc- fauvcr (D-Tenn), has been promised the full cooperation of thn Treasury Department. Its investigators nrc expected to dig Into thl* situation. nauKMrnan said "morn and more criminals are turning to counterfeiting." Most of them, he said. ar« the black marketeers of World War II who turned out phony OP A slumps. naiiBhmnn said Secret Service agents captured more than $1,000,000 in counterfeit money last year nf which $33!}.ono was in circulation. In the first five months of this year the seizure totaled $5:irj.ftOO of which S'i83.0QO was in circulation. Tlie -Senate crime investigators currently are centering their attention on a police report that a hip Missouri pamblinc house solicited business by direct mail advertising. N. 0. Cotton Open High I,ow closi July 3349 3343 332ri 3335 Oct 32B8 3290 326f) 3277 Dec 3287 32B8 3267 327-1 Mar 3289 32B3 327.1 3218 May 3285 3289 3268 3214 Osceola Youth Injured by Car Claude Cook. 12-year-old son ot Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cook, of Osccola. siitfrrcd hentl injuries this morn- Ing when the hlcycle he was rkl- tng collided with a car driven by Mrs. M. C. Stiles, of CXwcola. The yonth was rushed to tlic Melliodisl Hospital In Memphis after the accident and lull extent of his injuries had not been learned at nnon today. Witnesses were said 'o have u>ld officers that the accident which happened on an Osecola street, was unavoidable. Cites Klrction Contribution WASHINGTON. June U. <A'i — John Hcndren. Missouri Democratic chairman, said here Uxlay a man introduced as William Molasky contributed S2.000 Ui the parly's 19-18 state campaign in which Gov. Forrest Smith was seeking election. Moiasky, St. Louis racing news distributor, told the Senate Crime Investigating Committee yesterday that he contributed S2.SOO to the 1918 campaign of Governor Smith, making the contribution in Jelfer- son City. Plan to Evacuate U. S. Bases on Greenland Denied By JOHN M. IIIGIITOVVKR WASHINGTON, June 14. Wj—• American officials said today thai the question of maintaining American bases ou Greenland has become » problem for military planners under Ihe North Atlantic Treaty. They ruled out any full scale evacuation of American forces In the foreseeable future. The base Issue, long a point of discussion between the American and Danish governments—the latter controlling the great North Atlantic island—was brought back Into the news loday by a report published in Copenhagen. Th< newspaper BerliiigeXi Tid- endc said that American Iroops will evacuate Greenland beginning June 30. White American authorities speak about any Greenland matter with great reluctance because of the rows frequently kicked up over ihe question of Denmark, this latest report was described here as 'inaccurate." Diplomatic Informants said that American forces In the Island have been considerably reduced since the war and that there might be some other cuts, but thai there certainly Is no question of complete evacuation of the Island. Pressed to explain what the situation Ls, these authorities said that it Is no longer a matter of direct negotiation between the United States and Denmark but rather a mailer of what Is essential for the defense of the North Atlantic area under the treaty tv which ooth nations belong. The procedure, therefore, Is one of having the military planners determine first what inslallatiom are needed from a purely military standpoint—not only in Greenland but In other parts of the ocean area—and then to recommend a plan for Installations to all the governments directly concerned. Under the framework of the Atlantic treaty, representatives of all the countries having a direct interest, in the North Atlantic (orm what is known as Ihe. "North Atlantic Ocean Regional Planning Group." Hie basic strategy consideration, is that the security of Atlantic) sea and air lanes is essential to the Joint defense of Western Europe and North America. During the war, the United Stats* set up extensive installations in Greenland. When the fighting ended these were gradually reduced. Ill recent years the Air Force has maintained weather and communications stations there.

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