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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLIV—NO. 304 Blytheville Courier Blj-thevllle Daily News Mississippi Vnllev Leader Blyihevllle Herald Congress Seeks More Facts on Nearness oi War .Administration Asked I For Information to Permit Sane Action J.uhr United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, March L>0. (UP) — The administration was ton- fronted today with demands to tell Congress whether It believes the country is close to war. Senate Armed Services committee members said they want to knov, how grave the world situation Is before trying to reach a decision on a revival of selective service. President Truman asked for temporary re-enactment of the draft THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Or KOBTH13A ST. ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 10VIU.K, ARKANSAS, SATUKDAV, MARCH 20, 19<I8 law as well training in his grcss Wednesday. universal military f c es. message to Con- Voters in the Ticket to Close Midnight Sunday in City Election Filing deadline for candidates in the municipal election April 6 will be midnight Sunday but by noon today no other candidates than those already announced had filed petitions here. There remained today two contests for city posts while four other candidates were still unopposed. W. I. Malln and Larry Kncns arc seeking tile office of city clerk and a three way race has developed between Jesse White, 1.. c. Posey ,Jr and Harry Taylor £or First Ward alderman. Unopposed are Rupert Cralton for Tihrd Ward alderman; Jodie L. Na- bcrs, for Second Ward alderman; Percy A. Wright, for city attorney and Graham Sudbury, for municipal ju'dae. All seek re-election. City Clerk Frank Whitworth said that should any last-minute petitions be filed tomorrow, he could ue contacted to receive the filing municipal election fev? Members of the Senate committee prcdictcu privately that Congress would not approve both. They want to know what caused selective service suddenlv to be linked with universal training. To Recall Witnesses Secretary of state George C. Marshall and Secretary of Defense James Forrestall will be recalled for further testimony in closed session, probably Monday afternoon, to answer these questions. Some members of the armed services committee said they had been urged in private conferences with high administration officials to approve universal trailing. But Mr. Truman's request for a draft law caught them by surprise. , According to an authoritative source. Marshall himself knew nothing about the draft plan a week belt was announced to congress. 'tie senator said the demand for more information does not reflect a ' coolness toward the draft proposal. But since he believes that both the draft nnd universal training cannot be approved, he feels the committee should be given enough information to determine which should get priority. To Present Draft Plan Meanwhile, porrestai and his staff concentrated on preparation of a national defense plnn to present to Congress next week. The blueprint reportedly will call for signing up 3.000,000 men between the ages of 18 and 25 for selective service. Informed military sources said the new defense plan also will include : Revival of the World War n draft board system throughout the nation An initial draft call for at least 600.000 men. . A provision putting the draft Into effect within two months after the law is passed by Congress. Exemptions for married men, for World War n veterans, and for •^se In certain "essential" indus- \fies. Senate to Vote Income Tax Cuts Monday WASHINGTON. March 20. <up> — Senate Republican leaders wero confident today they would attract enough Democratic votes Monday on their $1.803.000,000 tax reduction bill to make it veto-proof. Democrats were making little headway in their attempts to amend and change the Republican-siion- sored measure. Senate Democratic leaders, in fact, agreed not even 'o make a gesture in support of President Truman's virtually forgotten *«-for-cverybody tax cut proposal. Late yesterday, the Senate slapped down by a vote of 52 to 26 the other main feature of President Truman's tax proposals. Sen. Joseph C. O'Mahoney, D.. Wyo., ol- fered an amendment to the OOP 1^1 which would have revived in (W'-'ss profits tax on corporation.?. "Republicans were balked, however, m their attempt to get a Senate vole on the bill yesterday. But, both Republicans and Democrats agreed that it will be passed by a large majority when it comes to a vote late Monday. And the consensus of Capitcl Hill observers was that enough Democi.its will stick by their vote.; for [he measure to kill the vejo which President Truman is expected to fire back. After passage the bill will go lo conference with the House. The House has approved a S6.5CO.OOO.- 000 tax reduction. But Senate GOP leaders feel that the $4,803,0:0.000 tax cut will get sufficient Democratic votes to override a veto. The legislation now calls for * tlOQ increase In personal excmp- tions, extension of the split-income benefit to married couples in percentage cms «ll states and ranging from S to 12.6 per cent. House present cuts range from 10 to 30 per cent. iso will decide issues involving Installation of parking meters, expansion of the city limits and levying of a one-mill tax for maintenance of Hie city library. T13N PACKS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS President Truman Asks for DMT Italian Political Truce is Ignored 14 Persons Injured As Communists Fight Christian Democrats HOME. March 20. (UP) — The worst outbreak of violence in the. Italian election campaign appeared today to have wrecked an uneasy agreement among the political pa.-ties to wage peacefully their fig it ior votes in the April 18 balloting. Fourteen persons were injured four seriously, in a brawl and gun- I c • wlth '' cbc l"ous Southern Democrats were jolted,today when one of Arriving to deliver a message before a combined session of Congress, President Harry Truman is greeted by Senate President Arthur Van- deuberg. The President spoke to a tense group as he asked for Universal Military Training, immediate enactment of the EfiP and n temporary Selective Service to bridge the gap between now and the time when DMT will be functioning. INEA Telcphoto.) Peacemakers for Democrats Suggest Withdrawal by Truman WASHINGTON, March 20. ru.P.>—The administration's hopes of a II East Arkansas Cities and Towns Seek Natural Gas Shortage of Pip* to Delay Selection of Distributor for Area Directors of the East Arkansas Natural Gas Consumers Association today have distribution franchises from 22 cities and towns, five of them In Mississippi County, ready for transfer to a reliable public utility but the inability of distributors lo " of "f to get ens. or the pipe needed for ,,,„•",. , distribution systems Is likely to rte- l „„.' Blytheville Church Leaders Plan Religious Census for April 4 A city-wide religions census will be sponsored Sunday, AprJl 4, by tlie Blythcville Ministerial Alliance. H is expected (hat MO workers from the churches represented In the Alliance will gather at the First Daptlst Church for lunch following the morning worship sen-Ice. Instructions will be given to the workers who will BO out Into the community during the nilernoon. The Rev. B. c. Drown, pastor of* the First Baptist Church, lus been appointed general clialninii of the committee to direct ITHMIS. ami the Rev. llurvey T. Klild, pnslor of the I'-irsl Presbyterian Church and the Rev. I'. II. .lernlnan, pus- tor of the Calvary nupttsl Church. will serve on the commuter with a number of laymen In prcpimil- ssignmcnl. Ohnrlcs Ka v Ninu-omb, ol , Hnptlst Church will servo general chairman of (lie food fight at Castellammnre on the Ba\ of Naples between Communists airi Christian Democrats. Federal officials reversed an earlier official announcement that one man was killed in the clash. They said the dead man, a Rome attorney, was stricken during a political .speech at Velletri, North of Naples, and died as reports of the Castellamrnare violence were coming in. Authorities said the all-party truce on election campaign violence Imd paid good dividends so lar. although it appeared to be falling apart now. Officials Feared Violence Tlie attacks " tended to confirm expectations of the Italian^govern"- ment that the election campaign would be marked by violence. Fight- Ing was averted by a narrow mar- in in Rome yesterday when opposing political groups began to heckle each othe rat rallies held side by side. The fighting highlighted a warning by Premier De Gasperi in the Northern industrial town of Milan last night that Italy might fall to the Communists as did Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria and Romania il Italians were not alert. the foremost "peacemakers 11 called on President Truman to withdraw as a candidate. The recommendation was made by Sen. John J. Sparkman, D, Ala., who had been considered an administration stalwart on Capitol Hill. It was promptly seconded by Sen. Richard B. Russell, D.. Ga. r Both Sparkman and Russell sug-* . . gcsted Gen. Dv.'lelit D. Elsenhower, as a possible candidate who could restore party harmony. Spnrknum said lie believes there are other potential candidates who would be acceptable to both North and South, but lie did not identify them. Tlie Alabama senator, who was Democratic whip in the House before entering the Senate two years, ago. said he has given up nil nope of party-unity uiider Mr.' Truman; "I hope," Sparkman said, "that to preserve party harmony President Truman will not be a candidate and that delegates to the convention will be free to look elsewhere for a nominee." Russell said he "would be very happy to see Mr. Truman slep out Palestine Plans Scuttled by U.S. Officials Now Ask ,;.., :-UN Tr&steeship for ' s '~ Troubled Country (Uniterl Press SUIT Correspondent) LAKE SUCCESo. H. Y.. March 20. <UP>—With the Palestine partition and Gen. Eisenhower step in. I think ~ that would be a wonderful ex- ! program scuttled, the United States appeared ready today to press for decisive Security Council measures change." Eisenhower, who takes over as president of Columbia University in | for partition yesterday —including the use of armed forces ] °"'cr cities. If necessary—to keen order in thr. "We are interested," lay delivery of he gas inlo lie " s BC !',?" 1 c " 1 "" 1 '»«'i •>' <"« " arn, for many months. possibly co """ 1Uec •""' » '•ci>"'.«'"lutlve years. Directors of the assoclutlon met In West Memphis yesterday with (he presidents of two utility firms attending and a third represented but there wiis no hope of ini curly realization of tlie plans of the East Arkansas group which less than eight months ngo decided lo pool the urea's ability Into a single effort lo obtain natural gas. I.. I.. Baxter of Farcllerllle, president of llic ,Arkans:« Western Gas Company, lold members of the Enst Arkansas xroliji dnr- I»K yesterday's mccUnj: that Ills firm definitely Is Interested In Hie friim-hlscs which the association lias obtained, and some half ilor.rn n»ire which arc expected lo l>c authorized soon by other rltles In the area. "The territory does nflcr a market for imttiral gas, and It miiy take more than one company to handle distribution for the area. Mr. Baxter said. "While we me Interested, we are hesitant about nmk- ing commitments because of uncertainties over which we have no control. "We are finding It difficult to ob- lain gns and pipe to serve new customers In the areas where we have distribution mains. Later It should be possible to have supplies sufficiently large to serve this area, i eventually we should be able to buj the pipe needed to bring the gns lo your cities and towns, but there IF no way of lellln;; at this time whe: It will be possible to do those two things." Mr. Baxter explained. Pipe Outlook Discouraging A. H. Crouch of Little Rock, representing the Arkansas-LonTslanii Gns Company' of .Shfever,pU, Ln.. U)ld the group that the £Utlook for his coin puny Is. glooivijf We have project- In-,Little Rf|k >vhere we hiU'e berrV trytiv^f-Jr* two years to S^iP'ii*.' £"d w&'jioiic, hiSust, H within another twn'or three years, C. Hamilton Moses of IJllle Rock, president of the Arkansas Power .^ Light Company, said that while his firm does serve Jonesboro -nnd a few smaller places as a distributor of gns. his company is not interested in furnishing naturul gas to It each co-opcrnllng church will be . It has been tivo ycurs since R religious census of Hlythcvlllc has been lukni and during this time ninny new people him; moved Inlo the city. Lenders said that It Is 'nilicrnllvc! thai n thorough and time in order thnt (he churches uf IH.vlhi'vllle innjr bo nble In render iin Intelligent and effective ministry lo all the iwoplo of the Five-Nation Pact Signed lirltlsh Foreign Minister Ernest Bovln signs n five-nation pact ixmclhdct In Brussels on March 17. The BO-ycnr treaty, drawn up by Circa I Britain. Trance, Belgium, Luicemlrarg, nnd Ihe Nc-lherlands. Is a bulwark against J the spread cf Communism Into western Europe. This photo wns transmitted via ACME Telcpholo from Brussels lo London nnd then sent by radlopholo to New York. INEA Telcpholo.) Holy Land. The United Slates tolled the bell nud pro- Mr. Moses said, "in doing anything we can to help East Arkansas to obtain the brae/its of natural gns." Later wi-.j .ly, already hns de- I posed instead thnt the Holy Land !" e " ll]crs "' Glared thnt he is "not available for be put under a temporary United " >B sllortn " cs '" general. Mr. Moses nnd could not accept nomination Nations trusteeship | said that Arkansas Is showing n most Single Package Foreign Aid Bill Nej3rs,ppbate Stage in the House By .Siiinlur S. Klein ', ~\ I'nilril Press Stuff (.'urrcs|mndriit WASHINGTON, Mnn-li 20. iu.P.>—Tl><( House had nil president Truman's foreign aid requests wrapped up todny, in' a l(i.B>5,000,000 "single package" bill thiil will go to the floor on Tuesday. 45 Die, 600 Hurt As Storms Strike In Eleven States Illinois Hardest Hit With 29 Dead in Wake Of Twin Tornadoes Ky Unltrd Fr*t« A storm, which raced 1,100- niles in 24 hours, headed into >; 'laslcrii Canada toward the Uliinlic today, and the people of 11 .states counted their dead ind their ir-jt property alonjf Is track. High winds, tornadoes, mid high wilier iro.-n Missouri Northeast- wurd killed « persons. In llllnolse hiirdesl-htt state. 29 were known dead. Dead In other stales Included Ohio, 5; Tennessee, 4; Kentucky, 2; Missouri, 2, Pennsylvania •2; and Michigan 1. More than BOO were Injured. Kioods, some 'stemming from small streams nnd rivers spilling over their banks, added to the Midwestern dnmnge. In addition to the stales where the weather brought death, winds or lilfjli ivntcr struck Oklahoma Indiana. West Virginia, and upper New York. The Arm, Nullonnl Guard units, the Red cross nnd volunteer or- Riinfeatloiis brought food and shelter to thousands of homeless. Southwestern Illinois wu hardest hit. Tornadoes whisklnj across the Mississippi river from Missouri smashed hom«« and liiisliieu buildings In a half-dozen limns. stripped Ihr hark from Irewi, anil tangled com- rmmlc.illoris Hue*. There were 17 dend at Bunker mil. III.. Eight at Fosterburg, two nl Clillcsple and two In the rural arm near Alton. - Tlii- Red Crow at St. Louis reported that 440 persons were Injured In the Missouri-Illinois disaster urea nnd that 2M were hospitalized. It said 829 families wer» stricken, either by the death or in- Jury of relatives or through law of their homes. A preliminary report on property dniiwiird l.wnetl by tlie Red Crosa sold •HO houses were destroyed In Missouri and Illinois and another 443 homes were damaged. Reports of "considerable' looting were received from the Illinois tornadn area today and the 209th. •=•101(1 Artillery of the Illinois Nat-/ •inal Cluiird was called out to guard | roperty. The towns of Bunker Hill ,tnd fostcrbiug In Illinois looked W" though they hud been hlt : 'by R- tomlc bombs. Only A few building! remained upright. Bulldozers wer» used to oleiir streets. "" Trieste's Return To Italy Sought By Three Nations + lic.'pnbllc'nn leaders promised to drive for n final vole by April 1, the President's "deadline" for the r;uro|iean recovery program. ERP. which already has passed the Senale. Is included In the catch-all House bill. The House Foreign Affairs Committee jchfdulc.l iv meeting today mcren.se during the dillerenccs within surprise proposal lo Italy ns wirll as Russia. A copy of the Unite;! the Democratic Party. fore World War II. Zionist lenders promised lo take It was suggested thnt shipments He said, however, by blood nnd arms the permanent Spri way today thunder by ringing down the curtain on the "cold season" yesterday by shooting the mercury here to. - •.„.„.„„, j,,, vl5n virtually unprecedented 83-degree '•''at "we will not be able to do so ' M™ on high. •••'"• "- -• - :""'•• *J Yesterdays maximum set sort of record hepe for the last day of Winter but the weather didn't see fit to eclipse today's official beginning of Spring until after a brief shower that brought. Blytheville .06 of an inch of rain. The Weather Bureau in Little Rock had little to say about impending weather for Spring's open- Ing day except that it would be partly cloudy with mild temperatures through Sunday. Some scattered showers also «ere predicted. At least one spot in the state had temperatures higher than Blytheville yestcr,:.-.y. A high of fM degrees was recorded at Monticello. The vernal equinox, the official turning point of the winter season, occurcd at 10:57 a. m.. nnd meant that hcarafter, until the bleak days of Autumn return, the period of sunshine will be longer than the period of dark. with Mr. Truman some | for the. nomination." Sparkman, .who was elected in 1946, to nil tho uncxpired term of candidate ! bly.'s decision i Land. Five Missco Prisoners File Bids for Clemency Five Mississippi County men serving sentences in the slate penitentiary have nsked the State Board of Pardons. Paroles and Probation lo consider applications for clemency at the board's meeting I To Speak Here Tuesday In Little Rock April 1. The men. the crimes Ihcy were convicted of, date of sentence and term, follow: l_~'«_r~i_ j ' J . G. Clayton, burglary and grand Legion (.Ommander larceny. April, IM?. three years; Otis Cullins. grand larceny, Dec. 28, 1946. three years; Napolcoh Shiymnn, assault to rape, Mar. 21, Mar. 21. °1947, three years; and Curtis Smith, burglary nnd grand larceny, Mar. 28, 1946, five years. New York Cotton NEW YORK. March 20. (U.P.) — Close barely steady. Mar 3f)56 3056 3032 3034 May 3337 3404 3376 3319 JulV 3360 3362 3335 3336 O:l 3128 3141 3109 3110 Dec 3078 3088 3055 3056 Spots close 3471- dnwn 20. Legion's 29th anniversary with i special birthday dinner at the Legion Hut here Tuesday night, it wns announced today. A dinner will be served by members of llic losing team in the recent membership drive. The dinner will be served at 7:30. A special anniversary program is being planned and will feature a short Inlk by State Commander Leonard W. Moony of Mariimna. Ail veterans of this area are invited to attend. of materials to rehabilitate Western Europe and slow the Westward march of. Communism inny cause shortages of mntcrials In the Untied Stales to continue. Mr. Moses Arab leaders appeared generally suggested that "we keep Dilnkfmr under the General Asscm- to divide the Koly satisfied by the developments. that next year will be belter; \ve Announcing il was scuttling com- nave been doing that now for about ihe' solcclinn of the late Sen. John H. Bankhead. D.. Ala.. Is a candidate for a full . - - -....- ... 1& *,,,.„ .,„,* llyl ,*.«,,,,. term this year. He is opposed by I plclc) y tll<! Program which Sccre- ihree years. We need pence In this Alabama State Revenue Commis - v Stal(: Gcor se C. Marshall world." sioner Philip Ha'mm, who has i hc ! ^affirmed only last Feb. 21. the Mayor J. T. backing of Gov. James K. Polsom. Arkansas Party Leaders To Join Protest Group Meeting in Mississippi JONESBORO. Ark.. March 20 (UPi—A-.fcinsas' Democratic Committee Chairman Arthur Adams revealed today that he, and probably Hornoi of Helenn, States call=d on tlie UN to who Is vice president of the cas cori-' "'" "" sinners organization, suggested thnt tnke these steps: 1. Summon „ T special session of the association has accomplished the UN General Assembly. nbout ns much as It is possible lo 2. Abandon Palestine partition accomplish at this timc. "We do not In session today lo work on n bill for economic nid States not to the two governments also W;LS sent to Yugoslavia. The three governments snici they arrived at the decision to nsk return of Trieste to Italy because: 1.". . . Discussions in the lUnit- .which will lie debated by Ihe House cd Millions; Security Council have '' Jl ' x| - week, includes these four seo to China. Thc committee ycs- tcrdny approved a measure carrying S2 15.000.000 In military assistance to Greece and Turkey. The omnibus foroign aid bill, already shown that agreement on a governor (lor Trieste) is impossible." 2. Trie three Wcsiern powers have received "abundant evidence" :o show that the Yugoslav 7-onc if jiXl.OCO. Inlcrnntionni children's fund— SGO.OCO.OOO. The imp funds Include a $20000- umvorkable because it requires feel" thaTou7 UinVnnd Wor^ha™ j give a^'indTpcndenl and dcn"u>~railc i «° authorization for relief In the Trieste ha.; been virtually incorporated into Yugoslavia by procedures which do not "ro.spcct, the desire expressed by the powers lo linn. 1 ;: European recovery program— $5 300.030.000. E-oncmic and military aid to China— $570,000,000. Greek-Turkish military aid— S215 - Four Drowned As Truck Rolls Off Ferry Boat Term., March 20. !UI»> — Highway pntro'men searched the waters of the swollen Obion River here todny for the bodies of & father and three sons, drowned. yesterday when they were trapped in Die cnb ol their truck as It rolled . off a ferry bont. They were identified as Charlli Vaughn, 41. of Hornersvllle, Mo.. nnd his sons Chnrlc.- Henry, »; Alfred. 5; nnd Norris. 3. Mrs. Vaughn and a three-weeks- old son were saved when they fell Irom the open door of the to-i- nnd-a-hnlf truck ns It apparently slipped Into reverse gear and rolled off the renr of the boat. Thc family were en route from their Southeast Missouri home U> visit relatives in Gibson County. Tcnn., police said. been wasted. It seems to b? a mat- status ter of kceplns our organization In-I tlic Icrrilory." olher Arkansas party leaders, would ] 5. participate in a sonifnvide anti-ci- i conciliation niincd nt establishing a vii rirhts meeting which has been permanent solution for Palestine scheduled for Jackson, Miss!. Miy forceful implementation 3. Agree to place Palestine under 3 " N ' r , ustpi f'ip. ; (net nnd waiting (m the lime when I Mice™ Vn»»rc 4. Order the UN Palestine Com- ,„(,„..,! g;is wll) bc iiVilllft)) , c Bml , fAlSSCO Voters ™!f S"i»I:?iJ. sus|1c " < . l "_ lt! ' %vork _ nn distributors can get me pip» which School Board Members nca j c £ lo Volers went to polls throughout the county this aflrninrm lo rli-c.t j free territory of Trieste. the Palestine partition program. Open the way for Arab-Jewish Eastern Arkansas." Mayor Hortior presided over I lie pro]K)scd meeting lien 11. in the Butler which would succeed th UN trusteeship regime. : <icn t who is 6. Call a "military and political" ; ,,|,)s'hospital, truce in Palestine and enforce It iibscncc of Mnyor' members of sclioul district boards i The Foreign Allairs Committee^ iin:iiiiiiinns]y approved (he "sfnjjle Piick:u;<!" Hsiise bill last night after two months of hearings and a week of day-arid night sessions behind closed doors. However, committee Democrats it plain that It was "against f Osccola. presl- and two men to xcrvu mi tlie County ollr better Judgment" to put all with armed Intervention if neccs- Adam.s said he also approves of a suggestion that the Parly's slalo chairmen from the South meet in a preliminary session at Atlanta, sary On.. April 12, provided Mississippi Chairman Herbert Holme,? altend.s. Adams said he was notified today of the Mny 10 meeting in a formal document from Mississippi democratic leaders. It contained a general declaration of alleged violation of state's rights by President Truman's civil rights program. Toft is for Draft Law If It Really is Needed SPRINGFIELD, O.. March 23. , i UP)-Sen. Robert A. Tafl said to- ! sch(| ol, s|>oke on the siibjcc of "Our patient in J. R. a Mctn- t.iry of the Forrest City Chamber NATURAL r.AS on race S Blytheville Hiqh School Eoy Wins Area Speech Contest in Jonesboro Jimmy Lowe, son of Mr. and Mrs., J. Cecil Lowe of Blythcvillc, won the Area American Lccion Oratorical Contest In Jonc.-lxiro ycs- tcrdny over three other contestants. Jimmy, who is a junior at hiqhi day he would not oppose selective service legulation if President Truman provided "drastic action" proof that was needed, Living Constitution." He left from Jonesboro lust night for Little Rock, where he U participating today In the.state contest. He was accompanied by his mother, Mrs. J. Cecil Lowe, and his speech ', instructor. Miss Luna B. Wilhelm. Browning to Announce For Office in Tennessee MEMPHIS. Term.. March 20 (UP)— Thc Memphis Prcss-Scimiia.- I Should he wli, the slate contest said today that Gordon Browning, ! he will pm ticipalc In the Jurisdic-1 a veteran of two wars Is a candi-1,. ,«..,• . , , date for governor in the Democratic I llollal Contcst > timc alul l' lllce of t primary election Augusts. i which will be announced when all! The newspaper said that Brown- i , „ , , u ning's formal announcement n< • ot I1ie stat " winners have b"<m! candidacy will be mite tomorrow.' chosen. I Board of Educatirm. The polls close at 6:30 p.m. They also voted rm the 18-mill maximum school levy, which wns expected to he approved as it has been in the p:ist. In Hlythr-ville. pri'scnt school b'j.'ird members Murray Smart nnd Rosco Crafton \vrro opposed by J. L. (Junn nnd R. A. Nelson Ear the two vacancies. C. t,. Iflwrancc of Driver nnd G. B. Scyruvi's of Osccolii wci'C running unopposed today for posts on the County Board of Education. Both have served on the boa duriiiR the past j'car. llic (lo n one measure. They Incll- [ hey might make n fight o other provisions. separate ERP from the Americans Urged To Maintain a Sound Democracy LITTLK ROCK. Ark., March 20. i i IVP> — u " democracy keeps intcv- "inaily sound, it need not fear fall- Gathings Will Support Bill to Aid Europeans ug victim to Communism, accordlinf: lo Evciett R. Clinchv of New JYoik. pri'MiIoiil of Hie national cmi- l fercncc of Chris)Inns and Jews. ] Clinchy told members of tin- Llt- WASIIINOTON. March 20. i U.P.> ;lc Ko;:k Chamber of Commtict: >es- —Rep. E. C. Ciathings, D... West tcrday that the best defense against Memphis. Ark., lias changed his 'Communism is a government which mind about the European recovery, ' s "economically righteous, poliU- progvam and now plans to support;cally honest and socially moral.' 1 it for two reasons: j Bncl: from a live months tour of "First. I believe it h»s now ix<-'Eiiro]je, Clincliy salrl war with Rus- cortic necessary to stem the tide ot,siz Is not imminent, and not iric- Communlsm in Furc-pf. Second, i<vi)able. believe that the economic welfare| "Von cannot shoot communism,' of the farmer of this country is do-! he explained. "Another war would pendent on Ihe export market which j scatter so much devastation that we hope can be kept alive by con- even if the Kremlin were defeated, stiudlvc economic assistance to thothopclesness, despair, cynicism, nia- nallons that would share the boun- iler:alism and secularism wouid ty of the Marshall Plan." 'spring up everywhere." John Robert Marr Dies in Home of . Son North .of < John Robert Marr, 77, of Bly- thcville, died yesterday. 4:00 p.m., at the home of his son, Johnnie Marr on N.. Highway 61, where h« had been ill for the past seven months. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon In Marshall. Mo. Burial will be In n Mahshall cemetery. Mr. Marr was born In Nelson. Mo. bnt hail lived In Marshall. Mo. most of his life before moving to Bly- thcville three years ago. He WHJ a retired farmer and stock raiser. His wife died several years ago. He Is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ixils Vanfort mid Mrs. Robbie Shouse, both of Blytheville: three sons. Johnny and Russell Marr of Blythcvllle and George Marr of Cuba, Mo; three brothers, O. B. Marr of Marshall, Mo. T. W. Mnrr of Kansas City, Mo. and Frank Marr of Amarlllo. Texas and two sisters. Mrs. Lute Baker Mil Mrs. T. R. Trinstesd -t Loiigwood, Mo. Cobb Kuneral Home Is In charge. Weather Arkansas lorecast: Partly cloudy with mild temperatures today through Sunday. Minimum this morning—W. Maximum yesterday S3. Sunset today—6:11. Sunrise tomorrow—6:01. Precipitation, 24 hours to 7 iun. today—.06. ' Total since J«n. 1—14.91, Mean temperature (midway between high imd low)—7JA

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