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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE UOMINAN'l NEWBI'At'KU O* NOKTHEA B'l ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLIV—NO. 306 Blylheville Courier Blytheville Dally Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blylheville Herald HIATHIiVIU,*). ARKANSAS, TUKSDAV, MAKCH 23, 1048 T\VHLVK PACKS Many in House Ready to Accept Senate Tax Bill , '* A Congressmen Sure Of yotes to Override nticipated Veto WASHINGTON. March 23. (UP) —The House Ways and Means Committee voted 18 to 5 today to accept the Senate version ol tlic *4,eOO,000,000 income tax reduction bill. Committee Chairman Harold Knulson, R., Minn., said he would ask the House later today to approve the Senate bill. This would complete congressional action and put it up to Mr. Truman. The House last, month passed n bill calling for an income tax reduction of $6,500,000.000. Republican leaders went along with tlie lowei Senate figure because they believe it can be enacted over the expected veto. They got substantial Democratic support, for that belief. Since Republicans must obtair unanimous coivsent to obtain immediate House approval of the Senate bill, it was expected thai their at tempt, to do this today would Be blocked by a Democratic objection This will delay final congressiona action on the tax reduction measure until tomorrow. Senate Votes 78 to 11 The committee approved the oil after getting an explanation of i Irom its staff of experts. The bill was approved by ai overwhelming Senate vote of 78 «c 11 yesterday. The Senate vote v>'3. 18 more than the two-thirds need ed to kill a veto and GOP leader believed the House margin would be about the same. The House on Feb. 2 passed 0,000,000 tax cutting measure i'I*own by a vote of 291 to 120. Many Democrats who voted against that bill are now ready to switch over and vote for the Senate version. Earlier Reductions Vetoed A two-thirds vote of both houses is necessary to override a veu>. President Truman successfully vetoed two income tax reduction bills last year, the House sustaining one and the Senate the other. Administration spokesmen have indicated he will veto this one too. L'.iw to Be Retro-active The legislation provides for a tax cut foi the nation's 47,003,000 taxpayers retroactive to Jan. 1. New withhold: effective": 1. Inc from the 2. Oi-l-i emption to^persons to the blind. 3. Extend to married couples in all states the privilege of splitting their income for tax purposes. This f uld mean a substantial saving to £ried couples in middle income ickets in the no-community property states. 4. Provide a per oent cut in income taxes of MOO and under; 7.4 per cent on that part of income taxes between $400 and S100,- 000; and 5 per cent over $100.000. Democrat? who said they would shift over and support the Senate bill included Reps. Robert L. Donghton, N.C.. former chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee; Carl T. Durham, N.C.. and John H. Folger, N. C. Those leaning toward approval of the Senate bill include Reps. Wilbur Mills, Ark., Walter A. Lynch, N. Y., and Hale Boggs. La. Th« lone Republican who voted against the original House bill — Rep. H. Carl Andersen of Minne- Is in Chattanooga Balk U Paying for Houses That Are Falling Apart CHATTANOOGA, Teiin., Mar. 23. UP)—Veterans who bought nomes n lh« Duncan Park area here said oday they have appealed to Attor- icy General Tom Clark and the ent control office to investigate heir troubles. The 110 veterans sold they are slopping payments immediately on he notes they signed for their tomes. The GI loans arc with var- ons private agencies In the area. 1'hey complained that their houses are "Jailing apart." 21 Schools File Election Returns Tie Vote Develops At Gosnell; Length Of Term Only Issue i Complete returns from 11 additional school districts of the county in the annual school elecllon held Saturday were received late yesterday and early today by County School Supervisor John Mayes, leaving only nine districts remaining to be heard from. Ten dlsrtlcts reported Monday. Each of tne districts reporting authorized the continuation of the 18-mill ad valorem tax for school purposes and named directors to serve for periods ranging from three to five years. The election's first tie vote was reported yesterday at Gosnell where" J. C. Bright and'c. A. Moody were up-opposed for seats on the board of directors. Both men received 56 votes. Mr. Mayes explained that according to slate law. where two Showers Causing Delay on Farms Over Wide Area Eleven States Suffer Flood Damage in Wake of Tornadoes Spring showers fell frequently yesterday and last night In the Blythevilte area to further harass farmers who arc behind schedule with their preparation of fields for the 1948 crop season but the situation was far better than in 11 other states to the North and Enst where floods arc exacting heavy tolls. Yesterday's rain measured three- quarters of inch bringing to SINGLE COPIES FJVE CENTS New York City Democrats Woo H 0 US6 Members Eisenhower and Shun Truman A * t . Open Debate on Foreign Aid Bill By l)»vld C. Whifnrjr United Press Staff' CurrmiHindriil HEW YORK. Mni-ch 13. <U.P.)—A revolt asMnsl Pveslrtenl Truman's candidacy for reelection was growini; today In the city's powerful ixmo- crallc Parly oiBaniwUton. Gen. Dwlght D. Eisenhower waj mentioned *> a subslilutc. + __^ Tlie uprising wns based on the administration's reversal of policy policy. The other two leaders, James M. on Palestine partition and the up- \ i> OW er aml Dr . lsni>c LeVuie, slmi- growing strength of Henry !| n ,i v denounced Mr. Truman A. Wallace's third party movement. Three Brooklyn dtstrlcl parly Power declined lo run for dele- giitc lo the national nominating leaders came out flatly nealnst Mr. convention In Ihe April 6 primary Truman. They said I hoy could not I because, lie snld. the President Is fnce I heir predominately Jewish districts with the present administration's Palestine program. 'fiddling while Palestine burns." In addition, one regulnr party designate for delegate, Philip j. One of these leaders, Natluui Schupler. ol Brooklyn, said he Math, posted a sign In his club | would vote ngalmt President Tin- da ndi dates are im-opposed and where two vacancies exist, 'he one receiving the largest number of votes is to receive the longer term. And in the event of a tie vote, the question Is decided by lot. he pointed out. Following the counting of the votes the names of the two candidates were drawn with Mr. Moody receiving the five-year term and Mr. Bright the three- year un-expireri scat of Mr. Moody who was an appointee Contest at Dyess At Dyess. where a six-man race developed for the two vacant posts, Dr. H. F. Hollingsworth and Vcr- non Henry defeated the other four candidates for the vacancies. Official tabulation gave Dr. Hollingsworth 126 votes, Mr. Henry, 120, Dewey Cox, 112, Clarence Tarpley. 93, Roscoe Phillips, seven and w. 17.14 Inches the total precipitation since the first of the year, which Is more than four limes the rainfall for the same period in 1947 when only 3.94 Inches had been recorded. Cooler weather prevailed (hi morning and Ihc skies had cleared strengthening the cautious promise of the Weather Bureau in Little Hock of belter weather. The Arkansas, forecast calls for "fair in the South portion, and clearing in the North half of the slate today: partly cloudy and wanner Wednesday". To the North the United Press stated that widespread thunderstorms and showers threatened to increase flood damage today over sections of an 11-state area where high water had forced thousands from their homes. Corn Belt Hard Hit U. S. Engineers warned that major floods may develop If the rains continue or were heavier than expected. The weather bureau predicted that the .showers would sweep eastward today from North Dakota, Nebraska. Iowa and Missouri, ready suffering damage due to high water, Into the remainder of the flood area, Illinois, Wisconsin. Indiana. Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. Fifty-six persons had died due to tornadoes, floods and other violent weather conditions In the past five days. About one half inch of rain was expected at mo?l places but forecasters said heavy thundershowers could cause localized disasters. Many highways were under water in the affected areas. About 5.000 persons were homeless and others were preparing to flee the rising waters. The worst trouble spots were at " fiuincy, III., and-Blnghaatcn, N,'-Y. More than 150 volunteers worked window denouncing the President for his "betrayal of Palestine nml the Jewish people" and staling that man's nomination at the convention. Rep. Eumnucl Cellcr. another designate, was understood to have it was "not In conformity with the j expressed similar views, principles of our parly." Math dls- A survey of the 98 designated trtbuipd 25.000 clrcuhus In his dls- delegates to the convention showed trlcl disowning the administration's that 16 are Jewish. County-wide Survey is Planned To Locate Tuberculosis Coses The first county-wide chest. x-< ray .survey ever conducted in Mississippi County will be launched April 20 by the Division of Tuberculosis Control of the Slate Board of Health, the County Tuberculosis Association, the County Health Department and the County Medical Society. A mobile x*-ray unit furnished by the State Board of Health will tour all communities in the county with (he exceptions of Blylheville and Osceola. X-ray clinics will be hs-lrt line and In Osceola at Inter dales. Mrs Christine Ncedham, field nurse of the Division of Tuberculosis Control; Mrs. C. G. Redman, executive secretary of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association; Mrs. Lucy B. Miller, county health nurse of Osceoln; and Mrs. Annabell Fill, counly health nurse of Blythe- Alabama Senator Deserts Truman Hill Joins Sparkman In Urging Democrats To Bock Eisenhower WASHINGTON. March 13. (UP) —Sen. Lister Hill, D.. Ala., long a slannch administration supporter !.-. Congress. today repudiated President Truman. Hill snld tho Democratic party could not unite behind Mr. Truman as Its presidential nominee. ^ Hill previously had Announced ville, met at the County Health I he wns " candidate for a delegate. Unit here yesterday to make plans I to tne Democratic: National Confor the survey. ventlon us a supporter of Mr. Tru- A schedule tor the x-ray unit's nmn ' , HB , reversed his stand tour of the county will be worked out later but it is expected that the survey will last about three weeks. Tire amount of time the unit spends in each lown will range from one-half to two days. de[)ending on the size of the community, Mrs. Necdham said To Name Community [.eurfers j .A community chairman to mak^ arrangements for the clinic will be appointed in each -community ,ln^ which the unit will stop. Mrs. Ncc'd- fonnal statement today. Hill's action came four days after Alabama's other Democratic senator—John J, Sparkman — also repudiated Mr. Truman. Sparkman, also on administration stalwart has proposed backing' Gen Dwight D. Elsenhower for the Dem- Final Action Looms Monday; Eaton Assails Soviet Objectives Bj Sundor S. Klein United I'rrss Stuff Ciirrrsiitimli'iil WASlllNG'TON, Match 23, lUI 1 ) — Chairman Chnrlc.s A, D.'alon of the House foreign affairs committee lo- duy accused Soviet Russlu of .scfk- h>B to "ettttnone slavery in every land." The New Jersey republican made Ihe charge In a siwcch prepmcd lov delivery at the .Mart of 15 hours of Roneral debate In the House on the $fi,2(B.OOO.OOO "single package" for- riiin aid bill. Eaton suld the world Is faced with Iwo choices—a new civilization "In enthrone sin very In every land with iussia as Us In.slrumenl of control," or one of freedom "with America w Us leader and clmmpion." "Uec.iusc this Is the Issue and these arc the world-moving forces with we must dral," Kutcj snid, "no sacrifice, no eflort Is too urnat lor America nor lor every other Irceilom-inlncli'd and freedom-loving people lu assume." He .«nld Ihe W.205.COO.OOO foreign aid bill is an "announcement lo the world ol onr choice." "Once our choice Is made we must RO on until victory Is won lor ourselves and all mankind" h" said. Tlic Foreign Affairs Coii'illtlliv chairmen) si\ld the "single package" bill represent.* "the loiuxlallon .)J a lonji-cleliiycd anil ili>.s|)erulcly needed foreign policy for the uiilii- iincc ol our nation in di.sclmiKlns Its Inescapable responsibilities," Debate on Ihc ioreign measure was expected lo continue IhiouKh Thursday. Then the Hou.v will lake an Kusler recess until Monday when the bill will be opened lor amendment. The measure combines funds lor European recovery, lor Chinese economic and military aid. Greek-Turkish tary asslsl.incc, and for other lesser foreign progr'Mus. Meanwhile, the Senate, which already has passed ERP, was read} lo open debate on Ihe $274.000.000 Greek-Turkish military aid bill. The Senate Is considering one by one the projects .which arc lumped lo- lether In the bill. Action by Truman Is Predicted in Coal Mine Strike WASHINGTON, March 23. (U.P.) —John L. Lewis today rejected u Kovoniinonl formula for sctllihjf the soft coal IK'ii.sioii strike. His rejection cleared the way for the White House to step in and seek to hull the walkout under the Tfift-Hartley Back to Italy? The rejection was made In » letter lo Federal Mediation Director Cyrus Ching. It was signed by tin three United Mine Workers' representatives who received the formula- from Ching at a conference last nlshl, "We advise you further. In relation to your grotesque offer of yes- lerdriy," the three union represenl- allves wrote. "Tho United Mine Workers of America consider that the offer was miuie lo aid the coal operators who have dishonored, their agreement and to further defraud the . bcnciiclarles of Ihc welfare fund. "We could not therefore recommend ils acceplunce by Ihe indl-. vhlual mine workers." The letter was delivered to Ching at 11:25 a.m. 35 minutes before the noon deadline he had^set for Ihe miners' atiswcr. The mine workers representatives .said that the only Issue is "shall the existing agreement be honored?" Those who signed the letter \ver« John Owens, International secretary treasurer; John T. Jones, president of District 16, and W. A. Boyle, president of District 27. M.vy Invoke Taft-lferlley Act The lellcr was released immediately alter a conference between the committee and Lewis at his union headquarters. Informed sources said In advance (NKA Ncwsmap) thiU President Truman "almost A revision In the Italian ptac> certainly" would seek an injunction treaty, which would return the free territory uf Trieste (1) lo Italy, h proposed by the United Stales, Brllaln and Prance. The territory Is now administered by the U. S.. Britain and Yugoslavia. Shaded «ri!ii <2Hs Uullan hind acquired by Yugoslavia treaty. through the peace all night strengthening a levee at.] lam pointed out Ih'nt these'groups Qulncy as the Mississippi River rose I can dates. Mr. Crowell and Mr. Cashion were elected with Mr. Crowell receiving the five-year term. At Shawnce, Leslie E. Speck Sr. feet early today, only .03 feet highe. was re-elected lo a five-year term than at noon yesterday. toward a temporary crest. City in New York Suffers Engineers at Qulncy said Iheir gauges showed a reading of 20.93 defeating F. N. Brist and at Eto- ' wall B. S. Jnckson was elected for ' another five-year term defeatir^? Clinton Sharp, by a 20-vote margin. In the latest returns, two of the districts had nominated candidnTes who were unopposed, both for reelection. In the Stilhnan District. G. G. Neal was re-elected for a five-year term and R. G. Gridlcy was appointed to the Kciscr board for similar period. Nine Districts Unrcported In the other four districts reporting yesterday and today, no candidates were nominated and directors were chosen by write-in votes. .The following were elected for indicated terms: Huffman—J. T. Walker, five years: Number Nine—Mrs. Clco Langston. five years; Rosa—Richard Lee, five years; and Armorel—Arthur Vance, five years. «pprove the bill by "four or five '.o I The only returns received ycster- one." Speaker Joseph W. Martin. | day and today In balloting for the sola—was ment. not available for com- Halleck predicted the House will Jr.. said he is "confident there will be an adequate number of votes to override a veto." Five Elderly Men ftie in Flames In Omaha Home OMAHA. Neb.. Mar. 23. IUP> — Fire swept through a private home for aged persons today and killed five men. Seven other inmates of the home were hospitalized. The ftrc was in Ward's rest home. In [he North side of Omaha. Cause was not determined. Twelve persons were known to two county School Board members gave c. J. Lowrauce of Driver in Zone three. 23 votes, all cast at Stillman. G. B. Scagraves of Os- rcola. is the other candidate for the county past, and received 31 votes at Osceola, which were reported yesterday. Both Mr. Low- ranee and Mr. Scaaraves are unopposed for re-election, and seeking five-year terms. both of the State nearly isolated I findings. bring the x-ray unit into the immunities hut It will be of no avail unless the residents take advantage of the free x-rays. The Tuberculosis Association will be responsible for arranging and conducting the clinics and the County Hcallh Unit will be responsible for follow-up work after the x-rays have been examined and returned, Mrs. Ncedham said. Every person who i.-, x-rayed, It was pointed out, receives a report Board of Health's Christinas Seals. "The slow rise Indicates that the swell is slackening." an engineer said. "However, another crest Is heading down the DCS Molnes River and probably will hit the Mississippi tomorrow. That will cause another rise here." Binghamton by the Susquehannn and Chcnnngo rivers which flooded 3,200 homes and forced 1.500 families to flee. About 5,000 children remained away from school. All highways around Ihe city were flooded. Canada also was hit hard. Fioids in Southern Ontario were recc I tg aflcr laklng a loll of four dealhs and 55,000.000 in property damage. The Grand River rose to a 17- foot stage, five feel above normal. In Eastern Quebec, Ihe St. Francis river backed up behind an ice Jam and left one dead and-100 homeless. U.S. Delegate to UN May Back British in More to Curb Soviets LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., March 23. I UP)—Official American sources indicated today lhat U. S. Debgate ™^r\mTin' a thc l ''uS ' S '"' J ' W ' ™™*™ " ™" eri "<' publican victory insured." Acts lo Unify Tarty Hill snid he had pledged himself to do all in his power to preserve the. unity of trie party nnd obtain recognition and fair treatment for the South. "The situation in Alabama and the South today makes clear (lint there cannot be Democratic Party unity with President Truman as the nominee of the party." he said. "If the people of Alabama send me to the Democratic National Convention, I shall work for plat- Educational and promotional work . form rc ™S»l'-hig the rights of.Aln- of the Tuberculosis Association In bn "|» R'«l the South." Hill said, "t connection with activities such as i snnl1 wnrk for the nomination of the planned survey is paid for with ! « mfv11 wh ° w»l insure the unity of funds received from the sale of i tlle Democratic Party and who In i these critical times will best imlle our country for the preservation of peace." Hill and Sparkman have been among the most regular administration supporters from the South. Hill, a former House member and n member of the Senate since 1938, formerly was party whip In the Senate. Their defection from tlic Tru( tnan ranks dramatized the dcep- "~ the President par- UMT Endorsed By Blytheville Junior C.ofC. The Board of the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce today was on record as favoring adopl- ion of Ihe European Recovery Plan. Universal Milllary Training and restoration of selective service. . , . The Board. It was reported today ' . , to "P 1 "" Mr. Truman with also has received telegrams from I i-isenhowcr as the Democratic pres- nnd the Southern wing of the ty over Mr. Truman's civil rights program. Hill's repudiation of Mr. Truman came amid a growing Southern . The nine districts remaining to be heard from are Carson. Wilson. Lone Oak, Tomato. Burrtctte, | Leachvillo, Bro'-vn. Brinkley and Blaekwatcr. i Bus and Auto Collide At 6th and Chickasawba A minor collision between a bus Nations that Communist, expansion must be checked even at the Hsu of war. The UN Security Council which convenes for another round of debate over the Communist coup in Czechoslovakia, braced for a tough answer to Britain's charges by Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko. have been in the home at the time i operating out or Dycrsburg, Tenn.. of the fire. Weather . Arkr-.nsas forecast: Fair in South. Clearing in North portion. Continued cool tonight. Wednesday, partly cloudy and warmer. Minimum this morning—42. , Maximum yesterday—60. Sunset today—6:H. Sunrise tomorrow—5:59. Precipitation, 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—.73. Total since Jan. 1—17.14. M?;m temperature 'midway between high and low)—70. Normal mean for March—51.2. m This Date Last Year ^Minimum this morning—48. Precipitation,'Jan. 1 to this date New York Cotton open high low 1:30 May 3436 3442 3410 3441 July 3403 341C 33S5 3415 Oct. 3145 3156 3130 3151 Dec 3C89 3036 3070 3C95 I Mar 3033 3074 3050 3OT4 and a car driven by a sailor tied lip traffic at the Intersection of Highway Gl and Chickasawba Avenue for about 15 minutes shortly after noon today. Tlic bus. which was empty, ap- parcnlly struck the car as the driver swung around Ihc sharp corner turning East on Chickasawba. The sailor's car was stopped for a red light and was headed West on Chiclwsawba. slight damage resulted lo the car's left front fender, j Police were continuing an Inves- | ligntton Ihls afternoon and no ac- | cident report was available at press lime. i Coal Strike May Cause Freight Shipment Delay WASHINGTON, March 23. (UP) —The .Office of Defense Transportation said today it will order a 25 per cent r u t j,, freight traffic hauled by coal-burning locomotives unless the coal strike ends by next week. j John L. McClcllan of Camdcn and I Rep E. C. Gainings of West Mcm| phis pledging their support of the foreign policy as outlined in President Truman's speech before a Joint session of Congress last week. The telegrams were in answer to message sent the Arkansas Congressmen by the Jaycee board and were discussed at a meeting ot the directors at a meeting last night in the Jayccc club rooms at Fifth and Main. The Board met last night with representatives of the American ldc " t ' all El "" ll ° r ' Olln IX Johnston In Osceola City Election O3CEOLA, Ark.. March 23—The ticket for the mimiclpnl election here April 6 closed at 6 p.m. yesterday : with a total of VI candidates' narne^ to nppenr on the ballot. Only one election contest has developed here ,a lour-way race for the two aldermanic posts in the Third Ward. Wade Quinii, Tim Bowles, W. B. Colbert and C. W. Watson are seekiiiR these posts. Mr. Qulnn is the incumbent. One of the Third Ward posts lo be filled Is that vacated by li. W. Bragg, who last year moved to tnc Second Ward. The remainder of the aldermanic candidates arc unopposed and all are seeking rc-ciec- tion. They are D. S. Lancy nnd C. D. Ayrcs In Ihe First Ward, and W. W. Prewitt and A. w. Young in the Second Ward. City officials in Osceola are elected each "even" year. Unopposed and running for fourth terms are Mayor Ben r-\ Butler Sr. and City Marshal J. W. Thrai.klll. Also unopposed are Miss Josephine Montague, who is running for her third consecutive term as city treasurer, and City Recorder Herbert Bryant, seeking rc-clcc- lion for a (enlh term. under the Tuft-Hartley act If Lcwlt turned down the Ching proposal, Under that proposal, JLpCwis had until noon to call oft the nine-day walkout and Iry lo settle the pension controversy by negotiation* with the mine owners. Mr. Truman, now is expected to name a board of inquiry to inves- llKalo the dispute. That U a necessary preliminary before Invoking Ihe strike Injunction procedure of the law, Sources close to the White House . snld Mr. Truman already has selected a possible board of Inquiry for the coil dispute.. If ; the .President names' suc.h 1 a'"bo»rdr~*lnv*« sources .said, he will it to report back to him wllhln a weelc so lie can seek »n Dearly injunction tcVj lorce lliu 403,000 soft coal miners, back to work. Meanwhile, James Boyd, director of the Bureau of Mines, told the I United Press lhat the nation's COA! I'rtss Slaff Corrrspondent) . stocks have dwindled to dangerous Russians Foiled In Bid for Control Of UN Conference By Homer .Vnkj GENEVA Mnr. 23, (Uf'i-liussln levels since the walkout began eight iried In vnln today 10 increase the * ,:„,., ,.,,,, voting strength of Ihc Eastern Bu- ' ' City Revenue Report Issued For February ropean Woe from six to ten at the International Conference on Freedom of Information and the Press. A Soviet proposal, to discuss giving a vote lo pnrtlci|>nnts which are not members of the United Na- tlom WT.S defeated 27 to 6 with two abstentions. Had non-members been Riven a vote, four other Bus- torn Kuropcan states would have qualified. Half nn hour later the Eastern Ijloe suficred n second defeat when a candidate proposed by Poland for the presidency of the conference was defeated. Carlos P. Romulo of the Philippines wns elected president by 'secret ballot with 38 votes. .Sir Ram- n.swnml Mlldatiar of India, originally proposed by Poland, was second with 15. Dr. P. C Chang of Firemen Not Psychic; Heed to Have Address When Fire is Reported dcien.sos " Ignorance, inisundeivitnndlng and delib- Legion, the National Guard and tin ""*'"• <° "commend that the Army Rccn.iting station here to I forthcoming Ali-Soi.lh meeting at plan nn program for Army Day. Jnckson, Miss., May 10 endorse Els- April 6. Tentative plnns for a parade I cn ' 1 °* c . r f ? r I' r «ldent. air show nnci Armv equipment ex-1 , Within the past week. Sens. John hibils were considered. J. Sparkinnn D., Ala., and D.. S. C.. said he believed the only way the Soulh can get rid of Mr. Truman is by drafting Eisenhower. Johnston said none of the South'* favorite-son candidates can muster enough strength lo oust Mr. Truman from the party leadership. „„„ ,„„ ., ,, t In a letter to Gov. Fielding L. | that. Blytheville residents ....*. Wright of Mississippi, himself a i warned today by Fire chief Roy favorite-son. Johnston urecd that Hrnti ' >.,m.. i.,i,(.u VIIML | num. mimic \\nnu we navi Southern Democrats unite behind | Firemen aren't psychic, he point- will do so " he said Elsenhower "as Ihe one candidate ! cd out. and Ihey must know where I acceptable lo all groups." He asked [ to RO If they arc to do any good. Wright to recommend that the Fn case of fire, dial 844. nut you must do more than were Jean Letourncau received otic vote. of China ant: France each The conference opened at 11 a.m. In the old League of Nations Assembly {lnll. now European headquarters of the UN, Ncnrlv 000 representatives of 00 nations were present. Seventy nations were invited. Hornulo. who originally proposed the conlcrcnci! 18 months ago, was Kivon an ovation when he went to the platform and made a formal speech accLpihig the presidency. Ciiy revenues during February LoUIod $7,477.41 white expenditures for Ihc month amounted to $10,135.43 as nnothcr payment of $3,- 2fl3.Q8 wns made* for Ihe Installation of traffic lights, a delayed monthly budget report showed to- dny. February's budget report wns de- Inycd In reaching members of th'e City Council this monlh as the firm, which audits the city's accounts was busy with Income tax work, it was explained. The city last month received 52.481 from police fines. $1,624.55 from county fines and cosl.s, $1.073 from privilege license fees. 5670.25 from sanitation fees, SCG9.25 from sale of ciLy vehicle lags and $204.73 from building permit fees. • Expenditures by departments were: Police Depart ment. $2,400.88; Strrcl. S2,3:m.2T: sanitation, $1,- 83G.09; fire, sl.087.10; general and ndnnnf.stialive, S7.18B.32; and air- He .Mid the conference must erect I port revenues, $172.27. City park bonds payable plus Interest totaled $2,037.50. the report eratc attempts to poison men's showed. Total funds on hand as of souls before it is loo Intc." Feb. 29 were $80.054.35. Of this. "We must clear a channel for S42.6(;-M2 was in the general fund Iclllng Ihc truth without prejudice and $24,530.23 in the street fund, and spreading knowledge without I Accounts payable as of Feb. 29 were malice while we have yet time, and • listed as $3,490.95. New York Stocks red The. Army Day program is being | planned by the Jaycccs with the cooperation of the other three groups. 2 p.m. stocks A T A: T ................ Amcr Tobacco .......... Anaconda Copper ...... Packers in Conference With Fact-Finding Board • Gcn Electric ' Gen Motors CHICAGO. Mar. 23. <UPI-~Pack- Montgomery Ward ers presented their case against' N Y Central striking CIO employees today be- ' Inl Harvester fore a closed session of an emcr- North Am Aviation H8 7-8 . 59 I -2 34 3-8 34 1-R 59 1-8 35 1-4 I Roseland Reaches 1 Quota for Red Cross i Tlosclaiui loday joined Ihe Norlh Mississippi County communities lhat have met their Red Cross fund drive quotas by reporting contributions totaling S150. Mrs. A. E. So when the man at 844 answers. Chief Head stressed, give him suf- [Icient Information to make .sure the firemen will hnvc no difficulty in locating the [Ire. The Fire Department's telephone aid B. Russell, D., Ga.. also have I "umber—844—may be found at the proposed that the South back Els- '"I" ° r " 1C " st of "Emergency Calls" id Rich- Marshall, Bey in, Bidault Trachoma Clinic I May Arrange Conference r To Be Conducted Here on April 8 cnhower against Truman. The general, who takes over as president of Columbia University soon, has announced that he Is "not available, and could not ac- crul nomination for high political office." I on the first page of the phone rti- | rectory. And II you can't remember '/.ie number, or haven't lime lo consult Ihe directory, call the operator and Dr. K. W. Cosgrovc. consulting opthnhnologisi of ilie State Board of Health, will conduct a trachoma clinic at the Mississippi County Health Unit here April 8 from 8 a.m. until noon. to! Tho clinic will serve as a re- rheck for patients and sufferers of Monument Builders Elect Blytheville Man LITTLB: ROCK, Ark.. Mar. 23.' »l either place. One, at 1 a.m. to- she will relay Ihe informallon the hire Department. Hut he sure to give her Ihe full | the linctioma symptoms of red, sore and correct address, Chief Head | ryes, itching lids and sensitivity to emphasized- Firemen answered two calls during last night but no five was found gency '.board presidential fact - finding ... RG ... 26 3-8 Republic Steel ............ 25 3-4 52 1-4 53 | , M ,'' S - *' K- Miner is iiic umti ,u,,,_a L. Norman of Jonesboro! day, icMilted when an aiilomalic H !. 4 chairman al Rosclnnd. mis report; wn _, c i cc i cri p , rs ident of the Mon- "re alarm sounded at Peerless boosted Ihe total of conlribuliom j um[ , nt Builders' of Arkaasas'at Radio received In the drive to date to $7.453.48. A goal of $11,084 is sought The three-man board, headed by Socony Vacuum 9 7-8 | in the North half of the county. 16 1-4 1 Red Cross drive officials loday Dr. Nathan P. Mnslnger, concludes Studcbakcr 18 1-4 I tugcd fund chairman In other coin- meeting here yesterday Other officers were j. C. Mc- Cleancrs, Franklin and Cherry. No blaze, was found and It was not known today what caused the alarm I light. No glasses will be fitted during the clinic. The health unit workers here pointer! out that there are more than 400 arrested trachoma cases in the county and more than 10.000 Mississippi Counllan.s have been examined for Irachoma since 1040. WASHINGTON. Mar. 23. (UP)— The Stale Department Indicated officially loday that foreign ministers of the United Stales. Britain and j France mp.y meet soon. i The Stale Department, in a statement following report from abroad that such a meeting was in prospect, left the doov open for such n meeting: but said there were no present plans for one. "The department of state today announced.'' the statement said, "thai Ihcre is no plan for a meel- ing between Mr. Bidault, Mr. Bev r in and Mr. Marshall. Haticy of Blylhevtllc, lirst vlc«- 'o sound. president, and Melvyn Means of i Au overheated oil heater al the Little Rock, secretary-treasurer. I residence or Mrs. Lee Petty, 209 u" r !" g . s tomorrow _and will re-I Standard of N J 71 3-8 I muntlies to report contributions Board members arc R, W. Grlf-j West Kentucky, IhLs morning resulted In slight smoke damage lo walls and ceilings but no other port back to the President by '. iril | Texas Corp 55 7-8 they have thus far as such report! fith nnd George Wyatt of Little 1 on Ihe week-old strike of Kj.OOO , Packard 1 1-2 have hern slow In reaching drive Rock. R. R. Ferguson of Morrlllnn, united Packinghouse workers. U S Steel 72 1-1 headquarters here. land H. W. Martile of Booucville. damage was done, Speeder Forfeits Bond Russell C. Fnrr of Blythevillc forfeited a $15 bond In Municipal Court this morning when he failed to appear to answer n charge of speeding. To Probe Lobbyists WASHINGTON, March 23. (UF> —A Federal Grand Jury today begins a sweeping investigation into operations of illegal lobbyists, the .Justice Department announced. Soybeans March ». b. t open high low 1:30 345 345 M

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