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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEA ST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVI—NO. 83 Blythevllle Dally New* Blythevilte Courier Mississippi Valley LMder Blylheville Herald BLYHKVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUBSDAY JUNK 27, 1950 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE'COPIES FIVE CENT* TRUMAN ORDERS PLANES, SHIPS TO KOREA 'Reliable' Sources Say U.S. Planes To Start Bombing BULLETIN TOKYO. June 27. 1/I'J—Strategic Uijnngbu was reported retaken tonight by Southern Korean forces In a fnrlnus counterattack that pushed the Invading Northern Communists bark 20 miles from Seoul, th« Southern capital. By RUSSELI, TOKYO, June 27. (AP)- BRINES -A report that apparently was well founded said American planes tonight would begin bombing all towns captured by north Korean troops and would continue bombing until the northerners have re- Mfrealed back across the 38th parallel. The report that American-manned bombers would take such action was confirmed by usually informed sources. • + The Seoul radio maintained a consistant series of broadcasts saying that American planes will come over south Korea and urging all Koreans to keep up their spirits. The broadcasts also have repeated that a MacArthur field headquarters will be established. , The broadcasts said American troops, too, will join the battle. Col. M. P. EchoLs MacArthur's public information officer, said he knew nothing about th^s. Hut the'apparently well founded report said American planes will begin their bombing runs tonight. This report said the bombings would continue until the , north Koreans have retreated back across the parallel. There has been no way of con- McMath Lashes Russian Reds; Laney in Form Arkansas Gubernatorial Candidates Follow Set Patterns in Campaign UTTLE ROCK, June 27. (/P) — Governor McMaMi lashed out nl Russian Communists and homegrown "retreatssis," yesterday, but Beu Laney devoted nenrly nil his Malaria Cases Fade in Missco No Case Reported Thus Far; State Reflects Trend There have been.no case. 1 ; of Mala rU in Mississippi County so far this year, W. O. Stinnet. local mn- laria control supervisor of the Slat* Health Department, said today. At, the same date In 1949 doctors reported two cases to the Mississippi County Health Unit. In 1943 there were over 400 cases of malaria reported. SUt* Trend Thi» »ame downward trend of malaria incidence is true throughout the state. In 1938 Arkansas.had 5,480 cases of malaria and 365 deaths (rom the disease, according to records obtained from the State fioard of Health files on Malaria flji'es nnd deaths. In 1949 only 324 ' Mr.fStiniie\ 1 j\dd'ed,' l 'Mauy.'public health authorities now believe that .this mosquito-curried disease can be eradicated from the United Stares just as yellow (ever has been. Present Methods' 1 With our present knowledge' ;pf control methods aimed !_at the Vn'R-r laria-carrying mosquito:,' - ; and , with continued cooperation frofii -' the citizens of this county-who pay a fimall fee to have their houses sprayed, we in ay be able to stamp out malaria completely in this county within the next few years/' Mr. Stinnet said the Slate Health Department Spray Crews had sprayed 4LOO houses and premises by last Saturday. Ship Excalibur Hits Freighter NEW YORK, June 27. (£")—The cruise ship Excalibur, outward bnund with 114 passengers, collided with a freighter in upper New York Bay shortly before noon '-"day and was beached off Brooklyn. The freighter, Columbia, a Danish «hip, caught fire within moments after the crash, but half an hour lalcr the flames were reported under control. A r range me n Is were ma d e to remove the passengers from the Excalibur and return them to Jersey guCity, N.J., the point, from which **the liner sailed. Surface craft rushed to the scone. Tugs towed the Excalibur to shoal water, where she was beached off GDth Street, Brooklyn, the nearest shallow water. firming whether the attacks already have started. Attempts to place a call to Seoul failed. MacArthur's headquarters, mean- white, announced that American embassy and American military advisers have not left Seoul. "'Reports Exaggerated" A brief announcement said that tanks reported in Seoul's 'suburbs "appear Lo have been isolated for- ,ays." -It added "reports of seizure of Seoul,, have been : exaggerated but thirds liiriteraliiTflSS^le due. to ' war hysteria resulting from the unpro- ,vbked north Korean assault." The announcement confirmed that four Russian built north Korean planes had been'shot down by American ma lined', ^fighters over Seoul's Kimpo Airport when they -'Interferred with the evacuation of women and children." . MacArthur's announcement added that "previous reports that the Korean government had left Seoul for the south appear to have been unfounded." It was not clear whether this meant that. President Syiigman Rhee and his key officials were back In Seoul. Two Korean newsmen previously said the cabinet had evacuated and this presumably included Rhee. Other in formation strongly indicated that Rhee had left Seoul to go south. Since it also was believed that U,S. Ambassador John j. Muccio and key members of the military mission had left the.south Korean capita), tonight's official announcement indicated they might be plan- attcnUon to Sid McMath. Thus, the two chief opponents for the governorship followed the now well-set pattern of their respective campaigns. Lnnny is on the second week of an intensive slumping tour of the state in behalf of his candidacy for a third term as governor after retiring voluntarily two years ago. McMath continues a busy schedule of public appearances—none calculated to rio harm to his bid for a -second term bul most of them having no out-and-out political flavor McMath hasn't indicated when— or If—he's going to change his pattern. The Governor spoke yesterday n! Ihe state convention of the Arkansas Department, Veterans of Fore ign Wars, aL Hot Springs—ant didn't touch directly on Arkansas politics. < Uses Korean Situation He used the present situation li: Korea as his starting point and went on from there. "Today we know the leaders o the Russian government and tin Communist party arc bent on work domination, and we doubt seriouslj 1H1IVE OF COMMUNISTS IN KOKKAN WAR—Black area on map shows depth of penetration below the 38th parallel by Communist North Korean forces in surprise drive which began early June 25. south Korean towns of Kaesong, Chunchon and Uijongln were in path of drive and Pochon, only 25 miles north of Seoul, capital of the U. S.- sponsorcd South Korean Republic, was reiwted taken by tanks nnd armored infantry. The Ongjin Peninsula was abandoned to the invaders. Ajncricails in South Korea were being concentrated at Ichon (underlined) for evacuation. On the east coast, South Korean guard vessels were reported to have sunk a Russian .ship off Ciiucnunjin. (AP Wiruphoto map) niug to return to Seoul in view of what appeared to be an improving war situation. The first report that American planes would bomb northern Korean held cities, was coupled with a report that Muccio would return immediately to Seoul. (Associated Press Correspondent O. H. p. King was due to leave Seoul with Muccio but arrived at the American embassy after his party had left, pictures taken at the time show the ambassador leaving his official residence.) If Muccio returns to Seoul, this could he coupled with the bombing plans. if they could- stop even if the; should wish," McMath told i cheering audience. "Whether we like It or not thi United States is the only natioi that has the power, the resources— material and human—and th charaler to stop the advance o Communism." .McMath criticized persons h termed -"retrealists." He described these as "person who want to retreat, to withdra\ from the problems around us." He said they're the same type as those who praised "isolationism" before World War Two. Now, he said they oppose the building of a strong defense on ground that it's uneconomical. In a speech at Malvern Laney accused McMath of "spending a lot of highway money on private projects." Facts I.ater He didn't specify any projects or otherwise amplify his statement. "I'll get around to that later," he said. At Arkadelphia last night he repeated an assertion he's made previously that Arkansas schools are facing a ?4,5CO,OW deficit in slate assistance. And, he declared, this is result of McMath-directcd tampering with the Revenue Stabilization Act by the 1049 Legislature. The only reason there hasn't been deficit already is because the state used a surplus left over from Racial Issues Emerge In Georgia Campaign B.T CHARLES F. BARRETT ATLANTA, June 27. (£*>—Rcd-gtilUi.sed Gov. Herman Tnlmndge of Georgia brings Dixie Us thii-d straight Leal tomorrow on the racial issue a-i a vote winner. ^ Weather Arknnsss furrcasl: Mostly cloudy with scattered thundershowers. Not HOT AND SULTRY quite so warm this afternoon. Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday Cooler in south and central portions tonight. Missouri forecast: Mostly cloudy tonight and Wednesday with scattered thundershowers northwest and extreme west portion tonight and over most of state Wednesday; warmer northwest portion Wednesday: low tonight middle 60's: high Wednesday near 80. Minimum this morning—72. Maximum yesterday—100. Sunset today—7:17. Sunrise lomorrow—4:49. Preclpitalion 24 hours to 7 a.m today—none. Total since Jan. 1—33.41. Mean temperature (midway •iwccn high and lowi—86- \w Normal mean tempcralure June—78. This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—12. Maximum yeslnrday—98. Pro-fpllatlon Jan. 1 to this date —31.15. Quintuplets Die Within 4 Hours NEW ORLEANS, June 27. (AP>— quintuplets, four boys and a girl, were born to a 2B-year old Negro girl here today, but all died within four hours of birth. Hospital records identified the mother as Alberta Allen of White- castle, La., about 80 miles north ot New Orleans. The records made no mention of the father. The quints were born at charity hospital between 7:15 a.m. <CST) and 8 a.m. (CST at intervals of about I0-mlnules. The babies ranged in weight from I 1|4 to 1 1;2 pounds each They were three months premature. Tlie survivors were placed in Incubators. Ihe administration, Laney declared Laney told his Arkadelphia audience that "half of the (McNfath- sponsored $28,000.000) highwa> x)nd Issue has already been spen and you don't have any roads yet.' The former governor was schcd uled for appearances at Gurdon Prescott and Hope today and to night. McMath was lo make twc speeches - at Ozark—one to th Arkansas Volley Co-operative; th other to the Ozark Chamber o Commerce. Air Hational Guard Units Been Alerted WASHINGTON, June 27. IfT, — The Air Force said today comman ders of a number of air nationa guard unils alerted their men news of the outbreak of fightin in Kort-a. An Air Force spokesman said th weekend alerts were prccnulionai measures taken on the Initiative the unit commanders to assure th he units were in touch with all c :heir personnel. be- for House to Weigh Excise Tax Cuts WASHINGTON, June 27. |AP>— The House agreed today lo consider the ,11.010,000,000 cxcUe tax stashing bill under a "Ihls-or-notlung" rule barring any amendment to the measure. The rigid procedures—the usual way of considering tax b,llls— will permit Republicans one opportunity, however, lo call for a vote on their tax views. The Republicans will seek to cut th<? bill into halves, with separate votse on each half, Boll Weevil Reported in life's Cotton LITTLE ROCK June 27. (fP) — loll Weevil infestation of cotton, ields is general in Arkansas. In reporting this today the Agrl- ulturnl Extension Service said that;rowers ore combatting the itifcs- atton with dusting and spraying iperfltion. 1 ;. Many punctured squares of early ..otton were reported in Jefferson County, but the county farm agenl said "the number of live weevils is) dropping off rapidly." In Philips County, hibernating wrevils are reported lo have slowed down the rovvlh of cotton in many fields by 50 to 80 per cent. Elsewhere on the state's agrkul lural front, the report was more glowing. Corn and pr-achcs are said to bi pregressing saUsfactortly. The qual ty of tomatoe-s in Bradley Count* s holding un well and prices ar five Eo six times higher than las year, the service bulletin said. Peach harvest Is underway 1 Howard and John.son counties. Dal las County farmers have complete their potato harvest and the si grain harvest is nearitig an The condition of livestock pastures generally Ls gocd. The score so far ~ Is ^2 lo 0 R^alitst andttUtcs ^ctuaod of-jehntnpianing more libcrj^JaeiituiMil nf^ Negroes. ^ N. O. Cotton nmnels n I most ynonomaw *tth white .supi-emncy" vote-rallying cry faces former M. B. : Thompson in n LJemo- ratic primary thnt climaxes a fur- ous, four-year feud. Two key members of Congress nl- o meet prlmtiry tests: vclernn Wnl- er. George, chairman of the Senate ""innncc Committee; and Rep. John Vnod, chairman of the HQIISB Un- imcricnn AcltviUc.s Committee. Geoi'eia',% tobncco-chcwing, 3T- 'ear-old governor h:is selxecl recent mil-segregation supreme court de- tl.sions as his mnjor campaign wcu- io]]. In every rally, he" hits a peak vith this defiant declaration: Slock Statement "As IOIIR as Herman Talmadpn Is nnr governor, there'll he no mixing of the races In Georgia." Talmadge nlso tries to mnke poli- .ien.1 hay with such statements as 'I'm prond to he carrying the banner for red-blooded white ^ citizens . . .1 don't apologize for being a white rnnn." Another southern state. North Carolina, found heavy emphasis on the race Issue a new campaign note its nmoff primary last Saturday, j Attorney Willis Smith, who like denounced Nficro "nioc voting," defeated liberal Sen. Prank Graham. In Florida's recent primary, George Stnalhers 1 triumph over Sen. Claude Popper was attributed partly to racial issues. Smathers plugged heavily on a campaign claim that Pepper favored an FEPC (Fedcrnl Fair Employment Practices Commission), one of President Truman's "civil riphts" proposals. Pepper denied it. He accused French Socialist Strives for Move Into New Cabinet East Asian War Lends Added Hast* To Queille Effort PARIS. Juno 27. (/!')—Ex-Prcmler Henri Qnnlllc struggled today to gel, the French Socialist Party Into a new cabinet. War in East Asia lent added urgency to his efforts. Queuillc expected to report, on lik progress to President Vincc-nl Aurlol later today utter interview- Ing lenders of his own i-nclnl socialist party, former Premier Georges Bidault's Popular RcpuMlcnn Movement (MRP), nnd the Socialists. Qucuille insisted he must have tlie Socialists to slmre the responsibilities ot power If lie resinned the premiership. His earlier cabinet lasted 13 months. The Socialists, third strongest party in the national assembly, were members of every cabinet after the liberation until hist February. Walked Out They walked out ot the Blriault government then when other parties refused to grant wage raises to low income workers. Hut they continued to support the MUP premier in parliament. Last Saturday they withdrew their support, because Bidault opposed wage Increases for government, workers. The cabinet was forced to quit. An important section of the par- ly led by Secretary-General Guy Mollet opposed participation In a, nc\v coalition regime. They feel l-hat non - participation will .strengthen their position in a competition wit.li the Communists for labor votes In the parliamentary elections due not later than next year. The antl-Coirummist. parlies differ also on the domestic _issues 'of finances, the election li'iws and Catholic schools. Thf: Socialists, however, also have doubts about the west European coal-steel plan of Bidault's Foreign Minister Robert Schumnn. The British labor government's aloof attitude has been the chief cause ol his feeling. President Alerts Seventh Fleet, Tells New Foreign Policy BULLETIN LAKE SUCCESS. Jun« 27. (If)— Soviet and United Stales delegates t<i the United Nation* Security Couiiell met at m secret lunch- con today Jusl before Die council convened to consider action to slop the Korean Ctillfllot. WASHINGTON, June 27. (AT>)— President Truman today ordered United States planes and warships to' tha aid of south Korean forces. He laid down n policy of standing firm against Communist aggroHsion in the fur Pacific. As a part of the broader policy, Mr. Truman directed that the U. S. Seventh Fleet be prepared to intervene to prevent any Communist attack on Formosa, the island refug8 of the Chinese Nationalist government. At the same time, lie nskcd that Chiang Kai Shck, head of the Chinese Nationalists, cease attacks on the mainland as a contribution toward the pacification of the whole area. Ho also announced lie Is .stepping up aid to the Philippines and In- do-Chlns. Mr. Truman announced his actions In a statement which declared: "The attack upon Korea makes U plain beyond all doubt that Com- uinlsm has passed beyond tlic- use f subversion to conquer indcpend- nt nations nnd will now use arm- d invasion and war." It. was learned thai Mr. Truman's ilslorlc decisions were reached at i high policy meeting nt the White louse last night. Before announcing them ilatcment today, ho called both democratic nnd Republican con- Late Bulletin- T.ONIION. Minister -A Britain's Nations to pel the .South Korea. 27, (I?i— l»rlmr the Philippines. That's our Job to >rotect." Senator Smith (R-NJ) said h« was "very much pleased" with tin President's statement. A good forthright statement llk» lhat is a great contribution." Senate Democratic leader Luca* told reporters: "It seems to ma we're following the correct course in view of the aggressive altitude on the part of the north Koreans." Four Missco Farmers Report Cotton Bloom* In Race for 'First' IVx colton bloom time again hi Mississippi County. Four North Mississippi County fanners reported ' first" blooms to ' " July Oct. Dec. Mar. May Open High t,ow Close 3332' 3333 3318 3326 3275 3305 32GO 3270 3268 3295 3250 3263 3270 '32B5 3249 3263 3267 3289 3248 3259 New York Cotton Open High Low Close July 3360 3362 3341 3344 Oct . ...'... 3289 3313 3268 3279 Dec 3278 3306 3260 3268 Mar 3278 3304 32S1 3270 May 3278 3301 3258 3268 Smathers' forces of paying negroes to shake hands with Pepper at political rallies for campaign photo purposes. In Georgia. Talmadge's potent or- gani7.allon accuses Thompson repeatedly of conniving with that "FEPC. scalawag crowd" nnd wooing Negro "b]oc votes." Officers Seek Warrant for Bail Jumpers LITTLE ROCK, June 27. (/T>— As slstant Attorney Gencrnl Arnold Ail ams and two slat.fi putrojmcn Icf for Washington, D. C., today to sec n Presidential v/nrrnnt for return t Arkansas from Montreal, Canada, r>{ two ball-jumpers. Atly. Gen. Ike Murry said he would fly to Washington Friday and joJn the Arkansas group. Canadian officials nsked that four officers he sent to safeguard the exit of the prisoners from Canada. Murry h.i.s heen nrgotlrtUng with the State Department for the past week In an effort to obtain cxlradi- j tion papers. ! Tlic fugitives nrc Harry Smith and Vf.ix Laycfsky, alias Martin Lane, who recently were cotivlctect of bnr- lary and grand larceny in Mississippi County. Each man received a 22-year prl.son sentence and appealed lo the Arkansas Supreme Court. The convictions were upheld. They then appealed to the U-, S. Supreme Court and posted $30,000 ball. They fled to Canada and .subsequently were picked up on fugitive warrants. Soybeans Jiy Nov Jan Mar High Low 3.06'i 2.91 -y, 2.22'i 2.13 '/, 2.24'i Close 2.07-Dli 2.18-11 2.20-19 2.26 !i 2.17 % 221 y, Trouble Seen in Act on Veterans Bill WASHINGTON. June 27. lift — i Chairman Murray (D-Tenn) of the 1 House Postoffice and Civil Service Committee said today the House, by overriding z veterans' b cflts bill velo, has Invited new demands for veterans' legislation. The House overrode the veto yesterday by a vote of 213 to 72. In applying it, President Truman described the benclit measure us the equivalent of "an indirect bonus or adjusted service payment In recognition of military service." The bill would gvle pay raises to World War II veterans who cnUr the postal service prior to July I of this year but who were not in the postofffce department when they went Into military service. It would do this by advancing them one pay grade—or 4100 a ycnr — lor each year of military service. Heeds Senate OK The Senate has not yet acted on the veto. If it musters a two-thirds vote and passes the bill again. It will become law despite Ihe President's disapproval. In that event, Murray told newsmen, there undoublcdly will be demands for similar benefits for other veterans in the government service and for those not in the government's employ. "It certainly would seem," he said, "that Congress could not single out only one group of veterans for this special benefit and Ignore the others if Ihey ask for the same consideration. The House hai set a. dan- Stock Market Reaches Bottom (Kdilor's Note: Heavy trading on llin slock market loilay delayed final rjiinlaUnns in the extent thai they were omitted from today's paper.) gerous precedent." President Truman pointed out In his veto mc.wnge thnt the bill nf- fectoil fewer than 100,000 ol the 15.000.000 World War 11 velerans. I Of the remaining 14,000,000, Mur-' ray said, 800,000 arc in the service of federal agencies olhc than the postal field service. "What arc we sjoing to do about them?" he asked. Murray opi>oscd the Dill on the grounds that it provided special benefits for a lew and made no provision tor raUng revenues to offset the Increased cost—estimated at a total of 8163,000,000. The House did not debate the bill before voling. Th« Senate deterred action. NRW YORK. June 27. W-The stock market finally touched bottom this afternoon after a two-day plunge. Today's nosedive started immediately niter President Truman outlined an aggressive ald-to-Asta program. Losses ranged to around J5 a share, and In a few cases more, before a stand was made. Decline, were cut sharply and a few Issue advanced. Selling orders swept Into the chance In a roaring tide. Fron around noon until the close of th market the high-speed ticker tap could not keep up with the report Ing transactions on the tradin floor. The delay amounted to 2 minutes at one time. The exchange was forced to re leaders to the White House 'to review them and explain the background. What About Russia? Tlie United States actions were taken under the United Nations resolution whlcli condemned the Communist Invasion ol Keren nnd a^kcd all members of tlie U.N. to lend their support lo carrying out l-he U.K. declaration for n hnil lo the fighting. Tlic ntxl MR (|iu-siicin Is whal will he Russia's reaction. The hope of American nf/icl:ili Is lhat the Soviets will refrain from any direct aid lo Hie north Kurcan forces anil pcrmll the figliltnx there lo be ended. Even before Mr. Truman's announcement, that he was sending air cover to the south Koreans, there had been/ reports Irom informed Tokyo sources that American bombers would hit lov/ns iield by the Communists south of the 38th parallel—the dividing Hue between south and north Korea. Could Stop AinphU>s In their invasion, the Communists have used small amphibious orccs to land troops behind the ncs of the south Koreans. This is nc-ladle which superior American orcc.s could quickly slop. (Seoul brondcasts said an Anierl- an general would lake command f the "Joint defense operation." The President's statement made no etercnce to this.) Mr. Truman's statement said: "1 know that al! members of Ihe United Nations will consider carefully the consequences of this lal- '.st aggression in Korea in defiance of the charter of Ihe United Na- ions. A rclurn lo the rule of f^rcc n International affairs would have Tar reaching effects. The United Slates will continue to uphold the rule of law." Along with the spcnl up \n arms aid lo the rlilltppiura and Tdo-China, Air. Truman announced that an American military mission will be sent to Hie forces nf France anil the Associated Stales In InclO'Chlna to prn- %'liln close working relations. The stalcment ol policy was sc\ cralrcporta, The four In the race to report the flr.st blooms were R. Chatin of the Gllclvrlst farm near Bur- detle, o. J. Whittle ol Route On» Blythevillc, Claude Ramey of Roule Four BIylhcvllle and r. A. Rogers of Clear Lake Farms. The first blooms reported wer» from cotton planted in mid-April. Senate-House Group OK's Draft Quick Agreement- Gives President Wide Powers WASHINGTON, June 27. (If,— Senate - House conferees today voted a one-year extension of the President's existing power to tlrnft. young men. Tlic agreement, which must b» rfitlticd by both chambers, also would empower (he President to order the National Ounrd and all reserves to Immediate active duty. The Senate-House group obviously acted because o( the tense Korean situation. They Junfced prevlovis restrictions voted by. the Senate and House upon presidential authority to Indtlct manpower and voted out a one year extension of existing draft powers. Senator Byrd <D-VaK one ot the conferees, told a reporter that the previously deadlocked lawmakers had quickly agreed today that this was no time to have the world think there was a dispute over such a matter. Previously the House had voted a two-year extension of the peacetime draft act requiring registration of young men 18 through 25 years, tt retained in the hands of Congress the authority for Inductions or actual drafting. handed lo reporters by presidential Secretary Charles G, Ross while the President was still conferring with congressional, defense, diplomatic and military leaders. Congress Silent When the White House conference broke up after nearly 45 minutes, most of the Congress members were silent and solemn. Senator Bridges of New Hampshire, a frequent Republican critic of administration foreign policy, told reporters: "I only want to say T approve completely everything that's been done." Bridges asked In a Senate speech yesterday that the administration draw a line In the Pacillc and say to the Communists lhat they must sort to "flashing" quotations direct! no 1 cross it- In effect. Mr. Truman's Irom the floor to Rive a quick view | pronouncement does that, of market action. i Bridges said: "We stepped into Sales approached 8,000,000 shares, I Uie breach in Korea, Indochina and Senate Approves Farm Price Bill WASHtNGTON. June 27. (AP*— A bill to add $2.000,000,000 to tha S4.850.000.000'-already available for supporting farm prices was approved yesterday by the Senate. The vote was 36 to 35. with vica President Barkley intervening to break a tie. The measure now goes to the White House for President Truman's expected signature. The money would be used by the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCO to carry out federal supports for this year's crops of cotton, wheat, corn, rice, tobacco, peanut* and other basic commodities. Before passing the measure, Us Senate backers beat down a Republican-backed amendment aimed at curbing Imports of foreign larm product*.

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