The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 23, 1948 · Page 3
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'• TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 1<M& BLYTHEVILLE (AKK.) - COURIER NEWS Marshall Draws No 'Line of War' Secretory of Star* Is Asl^ed How Far Russia Can Expand By Raymond I«]ir United Press Slaft Correspondent WASHINGTON. March 23 (UP) —Secretary of Slate George C Marshall is refusing lo draw a ling beyond winch Russian expansion would mean war, senate sources *atd today. Members of (lie Senalc Armed Jjervlces Committee, at a mectim; ^ith Marshall yesterday, asked l[ this government had' determined Just how much more Soviet aggrcs- lion It would stand before considering war. They were told no rigid "war line' had brcn drawn. One memlier •aid no line could be fixed. Another Interpreted Marshall's answer to mean that if one were drawn, it would be determined only as "circumstances" develop. Marshall, together with defense Secretary James Forrestal and Army Secretary Kenneth C. Royall. met with the committee to urge prompt approval of both universal training and the draft. Committee chairman Chaiv-Gnrne. R.. S. D.. said the three officials agreed it j was "Absolutely" necessary to have both. Gurney also told reporters he believed the 10 members who attended regarded early passage of both meas\ires as "absolutely iiecessary. 1 Some of the other members were le-ss emphatic. Sons. Everett Saltonstall. R., Mass.. and Wayne L. Morse, R., Ore., declined to comment on their conclusions. Conclusions Vary Sen. Raymond E. Baldwin, R., Conn., said he would .support bolh proposals. Sen. Styles Bridges. R.. N. H.. would say only that the cabinet members had made a "very Impressive case", particularly for a draft to rebuild the services to their authorized strength. Sen. Edward V. Robertson. R., Wyo., predicted that Congress would m§t approve both selective service >Ad Universal Military Training. "I feel Hint if we want a bis; stick, we'd better get selective sc;vice through because that's the only thing that will fill the bill immediately," Robertson said. Sen, George A. Wilson. R.. la., who did not attend the meeting said he opposed universal training but would* favor selective service if the administration "can make a sufficient showing." Congress cannot pass on a draft program before it has specific recommendations, ha said. Forresfal is planning to submit detailed legislation to the committee Thursday. In K''statement prepared for sub» inission-.lo the committee today, the U. S. Chamber,of Commerce voiced it.s supportvio'rruniversal training. Clem D.-Johnston, Roanoke, Va., R director of the organization, said universal training would cost less than the maintenance of a large standing arm. And he said a reservoir of trained, manpower should provide a power check on an aggrcs- «Lve nation. Tile processes of life and industry depend on tiny particle.s able to defy gravity. They are not molecules or atoms. They are called, colloids. Luxora Glee Club to Enter State Music Festival PAGE THREW *l o«kl«wn RJW« truck <tur!n» tht J94T «c».son. A clnlm for »3,<ttO WM filed by .Julin a. tleurn'ol ir.mrt County 111 which he contends tlmt « «t«te po- ci<m*n Ml lire to his horn* dm 1 - » the m«nhunt for Rupert Byl«r, Stat* Comptroller John Tiuemper said the board would meet again on Prldny to consider «n equal number of claims, and that, there wouict probably he t third meeting Mr!/ next wtftf to eUut M flw remainder of th« Ti claim which we/« pending befor* todijr. J Til* ocotlllo d*Mrt plant, PLAY S DON'T FLY KITES NEAR ELECTRIC W/8ES Soviet Proposal On Trieste Seen Counter-Proposal Is Expected by U.S. To Be Unsatisfactory WASHINGTON, March 23. (UPJ ' The I.uxorn Glee Club which was organised more than R year ago by* Diilton c. Fowlslon of Blytlieville gave a concert last night in the High School Auditorium. For the first time the dub will attend the slule music festival, which is (o be held In Little Kock April 1. I Members of the club, reading-from left lo right, are- (front row)— Lorai.ie Edwards. Mary Buford Uenton, Bonnie roc. Jane McLcndon Martha Lucas. Marcia Cole. Klolsc Wiicln, Mildred Peimeiiler. -opal Bo/arlh. Alice Grimes. Olran Bu.leson. Wyi.etle Slimtlcld. Jean Owen and Christine Johnson, accompanist. Second row—Belly Mifilln Peggy Rodgcrs, Helen Heath, Ella jean Graves. Martha Nell ' Heart Christine Thorpe. Wilma Layne, Bobby Kuyc Mulllns. Mary Evelyn Martin, ncHllm i Hicks. Marylyn Owen, Jatilc I.ew]s. Dorothy no/olio and Director jFowlston. Third row-Joan Shanks. Kloisc Richardson, pm.sy n c rlt Millie paled an "unsatisfactory 11 cotmter- proixxsal from Russia on the Anglo- American-French suggestion that Trieste be returned to Italy. American officials believed Yugoslav Foreign Minister Stanjoa Simic save the tip-off in Belgrade yesterday. Simic offered to let Trieste return to Italy if Bnulli, Helen Hanna, ICattina Marshall, Kathryn Palnlcr and Vrlcln. Blcdsoe, Fourth row-Billy Hall, Wylie Tate, Billy Bums, nillv Splrrr Joe Kirby Gallop, Tommy stantord. Hollis Johnson. Ernie Kin e , Joe Dudley Smith, nobby Martin and Harold Hill. State Agency Rushed Action On Old Claims would give the city of Gorizia, Nortli of Trieste, to Yugoslavia. It was also learned that the United States will seek to exclude Yugoslavia from having any voice in the proposal to revise the Italian treaty under a technicality of (hat treaty. Tlie Yugoslavs were, ignored Irist Saturday when the Western powers made their suggestion to Russia and Ilaly. The American position is this: Despite the fact Yugoslavia is a neighbor of Italy and contiguous to Trieste it is not "directly concerned" and has no more voice in the disposition of Trieste than , other adherents to the Kalian trea- | ty such as China. Yugoslavia also occupies the Southern half of the area which was to become the free •-- concerned is -no dice 1 todav Just as Italy it was -no dice' in rforembcr. 194« when the Italians turned down similar proposal." It is fully anticipated that Russia will make such a proposal as put forward by Yugoslavia. In fact it. wns understood tne Russians were planning such a move before thev were outflanked Saturday by th" Western powers. ' United Slates effort to exclude. Yugoslavia from any voice in tha reopened Trie.sle issue is reversal of a principle it had supported for Ihc last 2 1-2 years—that the-,, should be the widest Kerr Sees Democratic Victory in '48 Election ATLANTA. On., Mar 23—(UP1 — Former Gov. Robert S. Kerr ot Oklahoma foresaw n Democratic victory in the 1948 presidential election lo<!:iy but called the selection of a nominee "the $64 question." Kerr was scheduled lo address ai tlc belated Jefferson-Jackson dinner here tonight. The former Governor, now c:nn- paiging for a seat in the U. S. Senate from Oklahoma, said the Southern stales could insure President Truman's retiominatlon if they UTl'LE ROCK, Mar. 33. <UP> — The stale Board of Fiscal Control was prcjuulng today to comlifer some tn-o-clor.cn claims against the slate totaling more Ihnn *298000 This Is about one-third of the pending claims which must be act] ed on by March 31. The largest claim lo he considered \ wns filed by the Continental Supply Company. U represented a $7jj.- 000 overpayment in sale.s taxes during the years 1041-40. Second biggest claim was filed by the Missouri Pacific Rjillrond Company asking for a refund of $53.000 in income laxe.s paid between 1042 and 1944. Sears Roebuck luis asked $45,000 as overpayment o[ sale.s tax, but since the claim was (lied the State Supreme Court has ruled In favor of the state. Sam K. Montgomery of North Lll- Rock will asK for $25,000 (pr . ries allegedly administered by a slate policeman who arrested him ef - — — participation n by all United Nations "directly con, corned' 1 in tbc peace settlements i ~ ~'i"i,miiiiiuii The United states may have cVif- i Kl 'l» lortcri >'"" >«it "if (hey solidly I lenity, however, in winning its contention that Yugoslavia is not dl- conccrned. For example, the I j oppose him it would be a matter lo settle nl the convention." Kerr said he believed Henry The technicality involves proced- ( ' alla " trea >' Provides thai Yugo- iire under whi.-h the Italian treaty j ,, * as ), ! ^ 1 } aly " lusl be con - citizen of Yugoslavia or Italy. The came into effect. It became effcc- tcfl '" tllc appointment of a gov- trcnly also called ujwn Yugbslavi-i live when-Ihc big four and Italy I c !' nor r ° rr ' ." 1 "?, posc < 1 " Flec Tcr-1 as well as Italy to give certain deposited their ratifications in Pa- i , ,•',,' lrlcste - It also provided i guarantees lo the proposed free ler- ris. The. treaty contains no provl- Illil1 Ml(! P nv «nor could not be a ritory. sion. "So, the AmcVicatts'ar'gtie,'It' can be changed only by the samg procedure under which it became effective—by agreement of the Bit; Four plus Ilaly. No Cumnicnl on "Deal" The State Department declined to comment on Siinic's proposal for a "deal" with Italy on Trieste. But one official said: "The Yugoslavs are proposing to give up something they don't have j i Trieste) in return for something ilhe Italians already possess (Gorizia). 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