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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS I'HE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER O>' NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XI/IV—NO. 807 Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Daily News Mississippi Valley Lender Blytheville Herald BLYTHKVILU?, ARKANSAS, WKDNKSDAY, MARCH 24, 39-18 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE , CENT» Anglo-American Troops Alerted Around Trieste Demonstration by Communists Feared By Allied Commander TRIESTE, March 24. (UP)— Anglo-American authorities alerted .7,000 civil police today after reports that Communists have scheduled an unauthorized demonstration In Trieste for late this afternoon. These reports said the demonstration was planned to protest ths Western powers proposal that Trieste be returned to Italy. Allied troops also were moved up to reinforce civil police on the Yugoslav frontier after reports Ilia' the Yugoslavs have pushed theii lines forward by several hundred yards since the Trieste proposal was announced. Local inhabitants at Draga, where a Yugoslav patrol crossed the line and fired on allied civil police Monday, told visiting correspondents to- i day that the Yugoslav line in that urea has been advanced 200 yards In the past few days. No authorization has been issued lor the demonstration, allied officers said. Violence was feared if the Communists managed to break, through police lines and reach the Iialian quarters. The civil police placed on the alert, are drawn from the civilian population of Trieste but are controlled by allied authorities. Reinforcements on Border Maj. Gen. Terence S. Airey, British commander in chief of the Anglo-American zone, said he had sent reinforcements to the frontier so that allied civilian police would not have to face possible Yugoslav ar- jjfe my action alone. ^* Airey said specifically he did not want the police to "have to take the brunt of anything such as occurred Sept. 15, when 2,000 troops tried to pass through the American lines into Trieste." He indicated the troops movements were not on a large scale by saying that, only "a lew Britisli ' military police" were moved up to the frontier. He did not say If American troops also were sent to the border. Border control has been in charge of civilian police since late last year, when Ihey relieved British and American tr&ps. Yesterday, however, -it was necessary to send reinforcements to the trontier when i Yugoslav patrol crossed the line and «M/4ita^-rt*ltUP&ce J ,«.eriously reeks Capture guerrilla Band Near Salonika ATHENS, March 24. tUP)— The Greek 51st Brigade has captured he. entire guerrilla high command the Ml. Olympus area alonj with their headquarters of 200 hu'.s ami a main field hospital, press reports said today. The exact location of the captured headquarters was not specified but it was placed generally in th*j area North of Ml. Olympus, near Ihe East coast lown of Kalherine, about 40 miles south of Salonika. Several wounded guerrillas wei'c taken in the hospital, the dispatches said. Along with members ot the high command, a total of 427 guerrillas was reiwrted to have surrendered or have been captured in Ihi; seizure of the headquarlers town. Milan Printers Sum Newsstands Strikers Try to Keep Information From Anti-Communists Floods Rage Through Middlewest .egal Step Urged Against Lewis in Coal Mine Strike Truman is Urged To Act to Prevent Idleness for Others Ry rlurlrs II. HrrroM Vnllrd l>res» Stuff <:iirr«i|miii<rnl) WASHINGTON, Mnr. 24. (UP! — 'ho soft coal industry urged Pres- lent 'iVumiui today to protect the speeding his timetable The Blue river, rampaging through southeastern Nebraska, is giving Crete and Scv.'nrd, Nebraska, their wors floods in history. A cabn, at left, and a farm home, under arrow, nbont live miles south of Crete, are partly mmrtatcd by swirling flxxl waters. The natural river lied Is between the Umber at upper right. tNKA Tele photo.) By i. Edward Murray (United I're*s Stall Correspondent! ROME. March 24. (U.P.)—Street riots broke out In the Northern Communist, stronghold of Milan for thc fourth straight day today when striking Communist-led printers printers seized and burned foreign newspapers. The leftlsl printers, who by Ihcir strike have kept Italy without newspapers since Sunday, attempted to make their news blackout complete by burning ncwstands distributing foreign papers. Newstands In front of La Scala Opera House and in Cathedra square In the city, were burned. Fighting broke out when anti Communist groups, hungry for new attacked the Leftists to prevent them Irom burning other newstands not previously damnged. Heavily reinforced police quickly broke up the lighting before it de- Four-Power Rule Floo(i Congers In Crucial Stage American Says Next Move in Germany Up to the Russians veloped into serious Last night the police proportions. were forced to use tear gas to break up similar BERUN, March 24. (UP)—Lucius D. Clay put It squarely tp lo the Russians today to say whether the four-power government of Germany goes on or collapses. The American Military governor snld it wns up to the Soviets lo call anolher meeting of thc Allied Control Council. Marchnl Vnssily D Sokolovsky and his aides walked out of a council meeting Saturday. "We do not know what was the intent of the Russians in walking out of the meeting," Clay said today. "We feel we have a right lo kl'iow their Intentions. It is up to them to Ease Some in Eleven States rioting. jcdll another meeting of "ihe council." Newspapers published last night] His slr.lemcnt came aflcr Ihe asked Ihe government to intervene | Western Powers counter-boycolled in the newspaper strike, which ob- *fa»ijiVvwL-'..^. Airey said. «•- -. - - • He said there were a "lot of Yugoslav troops around the frontier" but added thai he did not think they would try to force their way into Trieste at the present. "I think the Yugoslavs would be silly to rto anything like that," he "said. "It would spoil their case completely." Theft of Ballots Is Reported in New Madrid, Mo. . NEW MADRID, Mo., March 24. <UP>—Thc theft of all records of voting in New Madrid County '-'i the 1946 general election was disclosed todey. County Clerk Van W. Robbs said Ihe theft was discovered last Wednesday when two FBI agents came to his office to look over the re;- ods for the second time. The FBI earlier hart checked the same records on Friday or Saturday of the previous week. The FBI at St. Louis declined lo comment on Ihe theft. Robbs said the records had been kept in an unlocked vault in ths courthouse. Scratches on the windowsill of the clerk's office indicated the thief or thieves had gained f> enlry through a first floor window. • He said about 30 poll books, one for each of the county's precincts, were taken. The FBI has been investigating reports of election irregularities in Soulheast Missouri since last Fail. Three Democrats from nearby Scott County and six Republicans from Butler County have been Indicted on vote buying charges as a result of the inquiry. Ten-Cent Trolley Fare Sought for Little Rock LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 24. (UP)—The Capital Transportation Co. of Little Rock today asked the Arkansas Public Service Commission to approve a straight 10-cent passenger bus and trolly tare. Thc only deviation from tl« straight fare was the agreement ;o sell five tokens for 45 cents. The definite rate was admitted today by C. Hamilton Moses, president of the Arkansas Power an-J Light Co. which owns the common stock of the Iransporlation firm. servers charged was ordered by the Communists to keep Italy ignorant of developments unfavorable to the Leftists. ^Police tear gas bombs' were used 1- Square when tSSd^^irf 0 * 1 grol " K>at '- 'So far the flfhtmf has been confined to fist* but Communists me known to have large arms stores available and the temper of election violence is on the upswing. The Communists vented their hatred of Americans in two separate incidents in Milan during the fighting last night. Jewish Convoy Is Attacked By 700 Arabs JERUSALEM, Mar. 21 <UP>— A powerful Arab assault party reportedly numbering 700 men am' bushed' Jewish defense convoy subcommittees of the council, and after he had received word that he would stay uyGermaiiy indefinitely instead of t»fctng his scheduled retirement this Summer. '• The next meeting of the council normally would be held'March 30. under a rotation system, it .would be up to them' to call that meeting Clay said, if wns Sukolovsky who now must reopen the normal discussions on whicli the four- power government of Germnny is based. Top-ieve] representatives of the Western allied powers welcomed the white House decision to keep Germany under military rule. Even Ihough Ihe American Army in Germany is small, the Russians know it is a mighty mid powerful orpani/atiop," said a British official. "It lias almost unlimited resources and the Russians know it. The While House decision certainly will make an impression on our Eastern ally." Strengthened by the U. S. decision, the Western allies prcparc-,1 for a -showdown with the Russians on the question of four-power ac- By United Press Streams began falling today In many areas of 12 states hit by Hoods bul high water still caused critical situations in North Dtikoln, Illinois and Connecticut. The Mississippi River stopped rising at Qnincy, 111., but U.S. Engineers feared it had merely reached n temporary crest. The engineers called lor more volunteers to help hundreds of men raise ji (ivc-toot sandbag tall atop levee which threatened lo break tremendous pressure. The Heart River was threatening to sweep nwny the entire line o: dykes protecting the Southwcsteri pnrt of Mftndan, N. D., n city of G,6K> population. 'Red Cross officials were nlerlcd for ijos.sibte scriau.s T floodh)g as the Connecticut river rose beyond Mood stage. Rivers were receding in Norlh Dakota, Ncbinska, lown, Wisconsin, Michigan. Pennsylvania^-and New York but swirled higher in Illinois Indiana, Ohio, M nect'cut. '„ The Mississippi. rOM St. Louis',' fine foot nnd wns expected by Friday. The Missouri Larger Military Budget is Sought $10,000,000,000 More To Be Sought to Back Up State Department House Votes Slash In Income Taxes; Veto Anticipated By Kes Chancy United Vrrvt Klaff OrretpMldent WASHINGTON, March 24, (U.P.) — The Hous« today jwsscd 289 to <i(i and sent to the White House a Republican Ry William F. McMenaniln United rress Slaff Correspondent WASHINGTON, March 24. (UPI —The nation's military leaders will go to Congress tomorrow wllh pro- jwsals to Incren.SB tiie defense bud- gel lo as high as $21,000.000,000, informed sources said toclny. The defense budget sent lo Con- KICSS by President Truman lust January called for upending $11.000,000.000 In fiscal 104!) 01) Ihe Army, Navy and Air Force. Highly placed defense sources snid thc Joint chiefs of slaff gave President Truman and Budget Director .Tames K. Webb several nl- lernative proposals at a WHllc House conference yesterdny. These called for Increases In Hit: military budget from $1,000,000.000 to SI0.000,000,000 and spelled out just what each.program would produce. Defense - chiefs consider l'52'f p ^ 1? f 1 nccc nibllc by or legal action nxatu.sl John [, .ewls' 10-dny old conl strike. Industry officials said the preset schedule means U will he April 5 at the earliest Iwiort- (he ROV- innient can seek a strlke-hnlllne: •oiiil Injunction under the Tull- Inrtley net. By then, they suit,, (ho strike will be n clnys old, conl stockpiles n many industries will be exhausted and ihousanrts ol workers will : forced into Idleness. Mr. Truiium Invoked Hie first step or the' Taft-llnilley uels emergency provisions yeslerdny. He announced he wns soiling up three man board to investigate the dispute over miners' pensions and re|>orl back to him by the April 5 dale. He wtis lo announce names of the bourd members locir.y. ^ Kays Situation Itlcllenlmls John D. Untile, executive secretary of the National Conl Association salrt the April 6 deadline was A "rlcile.wloHs Injustice lo Ihe conn- try." Noting Ihnl the government must await thc board's repent before seeking an null-strike Injunction Baltic snld: "The board should require only a matter of hours to make Us report. In the Interests of Ihe Amer- Icnn people such a board .should not wllh dlsrmlch In order that thc law of the land may be made applicable to this threat lo Ihe well- Moscow Bound was being of the nation." George Campbell, prtislrtenl of Illinois Produces Aswjelnllon, suit! Hint 13 more thiys "will pretty well cxhnnst the stocks or Ihe rnllroads Conl burning pn.sscngcr Irnln.i unve nlrciuly been reduced 25 l>er cent. Thc Office of Doten.se Tratis- |X)rtat!on • ordered n simlltir cut In freight trains' hauled by coiil-bnrn- hig locomotives unless the slrlki ,ry lo bnnk ' rrari Aid thai lent over Mood at SI. Charles, Mo. j would draft iricn-'framrrilj or 19 to .and was expected to crest at. 4.4 feet above flood level. bill to cut income IHXCK $4,800.000,000 this year. It iiccmed certain that President Truman would veto th» measure on grounds tlio future is too uncertain to justify a cut now in federal revenue. He has tinti! midnight April 5 t« or veto it. He vetoed two tax reduction bills' last year. His action wns upheld each time— once by the House and then by th» Senate. ))ut Congress was expected to override a veto this time, unleu there is a big sh!!L of sentiment within the next few days because of the world crisis. The Senate passed the Income tax reduction bill by veto-proof margin safely more th»n the Iwo-thlrcis majority necessary M«ny Would Get Refund* If a veto Is overridden, the Ui cut will bf retroactive to JanV.l, New tax withholding rates will ta Into effect May 1. Taxpayers would < be given refunds next year oh" th« ovcrpayineiits they make this year. Tile measure would: 1. Increase personal exemption! from the present »500 to $800. : 2. Give an extra »600 exemption! to persons 65 and older and to tht blind. :i. Extend to married couples, of nil states the privilege of splitting their Income for tax purpose*. This privilege now Is available only to tunirled couples In the 12 community property states}- • ' 4. Provide a 12.6 per cent cut in income taxes of J400 and under; 7.4 per cent on that part of Income taxes between $100 and »100 000 and 5 per cent over $100,000. The hill woulrl free some 7,- 4C«,OI» low-Income ware earmn from the Income tax folia. House action was on the Senate version of the 'bill. The House on Feb. 3 hart passed a $4,500,000,000 tax reduction bill by a 297 to' 1M vote-19 more than the two-third« majority necessary to override a veto. ; Miiuno Tekknla (Premier of Finland) ends next week, Violence Is Hcpoitrd While coal-con.su mlrR ImUislHc.i ciniMled their operation. 1 ), the first reports 'of .strike violence cnine In from the cttil fields- The Southern Conl Producers AssoclnUan reported that l.hrce miners nl Alluls, ,Ky., were "shot from nnibuslV and wounded as they left EV mine.* At'Kiiiwood. W. Vti. f the sheriffs ' office reported Mint R mobilized hnnd of 150 pickets rolled up to the pH of the HnrLmnii Coal Cotn- yumy, HfcU same shots- anil bcut the mini: owner nncl nn employe. Finnish Premier Flies to Moscow Present:* Needed ro Spend Decision on Pact With Russians today midway between Jerusalem and Ramallah and in bitter fighting mole than a score of Jews were killed or wounded. and a Jewish bystander was wounded slightly, in the Arab section of Jerusalem along Mnmlltah Road Arabs fired at two British constables who escaped unhurt. Arabs also attacked a British armored car. Contest for Teen-Age Drivers Is Announced Funeral Rites Conducted for R. G. Edwards tion on German questions. Services for Richard G. Edwards, 56, nf Blythevillc nnd Armorel, who)"' 6 "- Tnls P r «Brain died al 4:35 yesterday afternoon in | equipping Ihc Air Blytheville Hospital, were con- dueled al 10 a.m. today al Cobb Funeral Home by. the Rev. C. C. Burton, pastor of tile Mr-thodisl Church at Dell. Services also were to be conducted ! in the home of his brother. E. T. The Russians walked out of thc Edwnrds Jr.. in Bcnton. Burinl wns Allied Control Council meeting ln:>t i to be in Pine Crest Memorial Ceme- Saturdny and boycotted numerous t tcry near Bcnton. subcommittee meetings Monday and | Born tn Hhnc;t. Mich., Mr. Ed- Private reports placed Jewish cas-I yesterday. They changed their', words cninc to Arkansas In 1903. unities at'11 dead and 12 wounded, -minds late yesterday and asked thai I Prior to moving to Blythevillc three In Jerusalem a grenade exploded j subcommittee meetings be resumed [years ago he resided in Glcason, near district police headquarters | loday. [ Benton and Little Rock. He wns ill However, Gen. Lucius D. Clay, j about two weeks before his death, the American commander, teamed i Mr. Edwards was n.ssociatect wilh •with the British and French com- , the Lee Wilson Co. at Armorel at mandcrs to inform the Russians I the time of his death. He line! also that their lieutenants would not al- | been in Ihe oil business for a num- lend any new subcommittee meei- | her of years, ings until the Russians resumed discussions in Ihe Allied Control Council. Thc Russians milked out las! Saturday because thc Western representatives refused to give a re- Neither Industry nor government u nc f or i nc fnct-tlndhiR board's report. Lewis hail no comment. 25 to IjiiiHI Ihu Army from Us present low Of 550.000 lip to 900,000 men. 2. Universal military training for sources had any hope Hint thc strike all youths upon reaching llicir lain! would end before Ihe April 5 clcad- ycnr. This training would be for "~ '"" "'" '""' " *—>-•<•• six monlhs in camps, to be followed by six monlhs In the reserves, National Guard or the emiivnlcnt. 3. An Air Force Increased from Its present 55 groups and 350,000 men to 70 air groups nnd 101,003 would cnll for Force with the latest type Jet propeller! aircraft developed since World War II. 4. A Navy nnd Marine Corps, now at n low of 483,000 men, raised to thc authorized strength of 1562,000. Thc fleet would be equipped with 14,500 of the latest type carrier bnsod aircraft. Defense department sources said this program was worked out at n secret conference of (he Joint chiefs of staff in Key West, Fin., recently They consider it the minimum iie-rfsnry to buck up our lorcigi policy. City Attorney Accused HOT SPRINGS, Ark.. March 24. (UP)—Bcnton City Attorney Ben M. McCray was free on $200 bond today after pleading not guilty to charges of drunkenness, disorderly conduct, driving while drunk anri resisting arrest. The 35-year-old attorney was arrested In Hot Springs. At the request of his attorney, state Senator Ernest Maner, the case was continued In Hot SprinRS mini- cipal court until Saturday. LITTLE ROCK, Mar. 24. (UP)- p3rt , 0| , Lhcir , hrcc . povver , lcgotia . A statewide contest to select an ions on Germany. Arkansas entry in n national teen- -- ' was announced age drivers contest loday by State Police Director Jack Porter. Observers said the issue now was squarely up to the Russians, win must take action lo repair the brcnk He was preceded in death two } years ago b.v his wife. Mrs. Dora Crafton Edwards, a sister nf Rosco, James and Rupert Crafton of Blylhcville. A veteran of Worlrt War 1. Mr. Edwards also was n Mnson nnd a Shriner. I He is also survived by a son. Ger- I aid Edwnrds of Blytheville: his mother, Mrs. E. T. Edwards Sr., of Bcnton; three sisters. Mrs. W. H. Hughes, Mrs. Fndy Kelley and Mrs. Margaret Parker, all of Benton: and Break Seetrs Near In Packinq P'ant Workers' Strike CHICAGO. March 24. (UP)—The first sign of n break in the nationwide meal pncking strike appeared today with settlement of the walkout nl a smnll SI. Pnul packing plant. Officials of lire CIO United Packinghouse Workers, whose strike h.is cut meat production by thc larger packers 50 per cent, announced Hint Missco Citizens Contribute $699 To Aid Cripples A tolal of $69)).05 hns been received lo dnle in thc Easier Seal sale now underway In Mississippi County, John Mnyes of Blylhcville. county chairman nnnounccd today. Thc county goal Is S30SO. Mr. Mnycs urged Mississippi County citizens lo keep their contributions coming "To guarantee thnt the crippled children of our community and thc state shall continue to have thc care . they ncctl." Funds reecivcu utroiigh Ihe *n!c of Easter seals, he snid, arc divided equally with half 01 them allocated for work wllh crippled children in Ihe counties (rom whicli the contributions were received, and other hall going to Ihe new convalescent home for Arkansas crippled children al Jacksonville. Funds ore spent in Mississippi County by the Arkansas Association (or thc Crippled, which conducts thc Seal Snlc, to buy crulchbs 250 jobs trikers would return to their tomorrow at the Superior By Walter Crnnkltn , .UnlU.il 1'rcwa staff Cormpniiijiinl MOSCOW. March ,24. (UP)-,AI1- ng Premier Mauno Pekkaln of'Fln- nnd hns been summoned from his ilckbeil lo attend Hie Sovlcl-Fin- nlsh treaty ncgotlnllon.i in Moscow, Pinnl.sh embiissy qunrlers said lo- Jny. Observers believed Pekknla wns railed tiecnu.se Ihe Kremlin wanted the full scvim-man Finnish trcnty delegation on hnnd before opening negotiations. H wns uiulerslood in Finnish mmrteio that the' Russian forcig.i ministry was sending n special plane lo Helsinki today to bring both Pekkala and his doctor to Moscow. Pekkala wns expected lo arrive around noon nnd it was bellevcJ ircaly negotiations will begin Immediately thereafter. The six members ol the delegation who arrived Monday, were Idle yesterdny ami dined alone Inst night nl the Finnish embassy. Only three of the six members were believed lo favor a full-fledged military pncl with Russia. Members of the delegation ngrcccl that th-3 presence of Pekknla, a member of the Couimnnlst-conlrollcd Democratic Union Party, would speed Ihe insk of reaching agreement with the Russians. Pekkala hns been suffering from n severe cnr Infection and has been under (he Ircrtlmcnt of Dr. Yrjoe Meurman, who was expected lo continue treatment during Pckkala'c stay In Moscow. PfkUala was virider penicillin treatment which his doctor believed should continue for Severn! days more to Ije effective. It was believed Ihe opening ot But the Sennit scaled the flgurt down to »4,800,000.000, and passed Ihe revised bill Monday by th« overwhelming vote ol' 78 to 11— n votes man- than a two-thirds ma- ^ Jorlty. ' ™" The House Republican leadership accepted th« .scaled down ,6en»ti version on the'theory it would .t! tr«cl .enough J^mocraUAjsptwr^a) override' a -prflidtntlaVTeW^ l.a.it Minute Fight ralfa r Many' Democrats, who voter! House bill on gainst the Initial grounds It cut too ..heavily into era! revenue, announced in ad- 1 vance they were prepared to support the Senate bill. Among those switching to^support the scaled-down Senate bill wa? «cp. Robert L. Doughton, D, N o for many years chairman of ithi But oilier Democrats, still Insisted thnt taxes should not be cut now. Among them was Rep. Albert Gore, D., Tenn., who made a last- illlch appeal to the House to Reject thc bill. He argued that tax reduction was not wise at a timt when "a dangerous nnd worsenlna International situation threatens iwnce and security everywhere." " On th c other hand, Rep. Leo m. Allen, R,, in., mgued that "Congress must never forget that If {he United Slates economy falls world economy [alls; that the greatest national defense we can have rs a solvent government and a contented people." Congressional approval of tax reduction came at a time when th« nation's military chiefs reportedly arc ready to propose that the new defense budget be boasted from S11,000,QOO.OCO lo RS high as $21 000,000,000 In view of the tens* world situation. and braces lor crippled children, ! negotiations was delayed after Fin- provide teachers lo educate youngs- nlsh Foreign Minister Carl Gnckell ' Informed thc Russian foreign office Hint Pekkala would be able to com? In Memp,Tennune 2 or the national title. Pour teen-agers would be selected for each district after fining out extensive application forms Tne meets would be held In Little Rock. Fort Smith. Warren. Newport, Hope, Forrest City and Harrison. Porter said the contest Is open to all holders of an Arkansas drivers' license who is nnder 18 years of age on June 21. Dates for the district and state contests were to be selected later today. pressed satisfaction over Ihe Wash- mglon decision lo leave thc occu- Ipalion- of Germany in military hands rather than turn it over to two other brothers. Col. Paul S. Erf- ; Packing plant in St. Paul. wards of Hot Springs nud H. D. Edwards of Dallns, Texas. Active pallbearers at the services here were Fred Flecrnan of Manila. ' Glenn (financier, union field rep rescntativc there, .said the Superior . the Slate Department as had been > Tom Beasley of Blythevillc, and E. planned. Maj. Gen. George P. Hays, deputy military governor, said he was delighted with thc decision when tlxc news reached Berlin. "I think it is a wise move," lie said. "It seems as though changing horses in midstream would not Sjc the proper thing just now." M. Rcgcnold. Don Haley. Arthur Vance and Marion Dyer, all of Armorel. Wallace Backer Refuses To Admit Red Affiliation WASHINGTON. Mar. 24. (UP) — A spokesman for Henry A. Wallace's Ih'rd party movement refused lo- cliy to tell a Senate committee whether he had been a member of the Young communist League. The witness was Seymour Lln- fisld, representing the Progressive Citizens of America and veterans director for the National Wallace for President Committee. He ap- pe*rod before tho Senate Armed Setvlccs Committee In opposition to Universal MtlltM-y Training. He said Weather ht was t veteian ol the porUroop*. —4.62. Arkansas forecast: Pair tonignt and Thursday. Slowly rising temperatures. Minimum this morning—42. Maximum yesterday—61. Sunset today—0:15. Sunrise tomorrow—5:57. Precipitation, 24 hours lo 1 a.m. today— Total since Jan. 1—17.14 Mean temperature I midway bc- twctn high and low)—51.5. Normal mean for March—51.2. This l)»lt last Year Minimum this morning—55. Precipitation, Jan. 1 lo this dale Big Black Market Raid Shows Minimum Results FRANKFURT. March 24. lUP> — Sixteen hundred American soldiers armed with rifles and carbine company hart offered a 12-ccr.'. hourly increase, with negotiations lo be resumed on further Increases. In the nalionwide walkoul, which began cighl days ago when 1CO.OOD union members left Iheir Jobs, the union has demanded a 29-cent hourly increase nnd Ihe packers have offered a nine-cent raise. Meanwhile, the Kingan nnd Co , meat packing plant at Indinnnpolis resumed Imi production as the la ters who arc unable to attend school and to otherwise assist hiuuiicappeil clrihhrri. AV the convalescent Ixinie, also operated oy the Association, approximately (i.i youngsters from all parts of tha slate nrc receiving Ircatmcnl anil Irainlng designed lo restore them to a normnl place in life. Statewide goal ol Ihe Easter Seal sale, which closes Easter Sunday, is SICG.030, and Dr. Charles H. Lutterloh of Hot Springs, state chairman, hns reported a "good response." to Moscow. Thc Finnish delegation .scheduled to negotiate a treaty 3f friendship and nu;:i:ai r.id of L;IU type Russia has signed wllh several Balkan countries. $7,734 Reported In North Missco Red Cross Drive New York Stocks $200 Fine is Assessed In Drunk Driving Case Alfred Clark ot Gosncll wns fined 1 p.m. ! AT&T Ainer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors 140 1-2 59 3-4 of additional contributions to the Red Cross financial campaign now under way in North Mississippi County today boostei Hie total collected tiius far to J7,- 734.73. The Norlh Mississippi County Cjiiola is $11,C84. Hermon Carlton rcporled additional contributions of $74 raisiny to $593 the total collected by him end \V. F. McDaniel in the industrial section of the city. Their quota wns $500. A partial report from Mrs Rupert Crafton, fund drive chairman lor the Third Ward, showed , , 34 7-B ! collected in (hat district to date. raided blr- market headqiirtrters jn .suburban - Isheim lortny in what was des:r..)ed as the biggest op- '. in Indiana. crnlion ol its kind during Ihe oral- — nation. ' k.j " The troops mover! in on Zcilshctm I^GW nl dawn, sealed it M and rarri«J rtvit a housc-to-liouse search. The p\ish through the suburb of 6,'jOi) May Dopul.itlon look five and a hall July hours, Oct. Army officers snul Hie rnUU'is ' Dec. achieved complete .surprise in the Mnr. move against black marketeers. I Despite Ihe size of Ihe raid, the haul was small. Officers lislcd $2,500 in American greenbacks, four weapons, quantities of cigaret.s, can- ^dy and other American merchan- i dise and some penicillin. May of its 2.3CO workers were called back 1 S200 and costs in Municipal Court | Montgomery Wnrd to their jobs niter a week's layoff. ' Ihls morning when he was found " " '" The plant is the largest o[ ils kind Ruilty of driving while under the 34 58 3-4 100 35 3-8 53 3-4 53 14 3-a . An additional »10 Irom Promised Land also was reported. Lottie Green McCoy, of the Hickman Negro School, reported »3 contribute?! by pupils there. open ... .1426 ... 3395 ... 3134 ... 3073 ... 3048 high 3454 .H24 3157 3095 3075 low 3420 3386 3125 3070 3048 1:10 3443 3417 30!)j 3075 Soybeans (Prires f. o. h. lib c;;?n hixh — 346b Influence of liquor, a charge that grew out of a collision yesterdny nenr Go.snell. | Officers said Clark's aulo collided , with n car driven by Ottie Kccllni;. also ot Gosvie.U. Only slight damage resulted. Ihcy snid. Clark pleaded not guilty. A city official snid this wns the second lime Ihls year Hull Clark had been arrested for drunken driving. He was lined $75 on the s:une charge in January. The court this morning also accepted forfeiture of a S30.25 bond from Everett A. Ellis, nlso charged low 1:3fl 3*5',. 34«b wllh driving while fiucnce of liquor. under Ihe In- N Y Contrnl lilt Hnrvcsler Norlh Am -Aviation Republic Steel 25 3-4 Radio 10 1-8 Socony Vacuum 16 1-4 Etudebakcr Standard of N J Texas cbrp 563-8 Packard 43-8 U S Steel 12 1-2 C. of C. Board to Meet The Board of Directors of the BlythcUlle Chamber of Commerce will hold Us monthly meeting at 2:30 p. n>. tomorrow In the Chamber's office in City Hull. House and Senate Hear 11 \'_l\ Accord on Rent Control ' WASHINGTON, March 2*. (UP) —Both Scnale and House conferees . predicted today Ihey will reach 18 3-8 j agreement by nijhtbal] on a bill to 73 5-8 extend rent controls In a modified form until March 31, 1949. They settled all. differences yesterday except for the language of a compromise on i>owftrs of the federal rent mlminlstrnlor and local boards. An informed source predicted tb» conferees would wind up by set- ling up a review board to comtoer cases where the federal *dmtalttr»» lor rejects recommendation* •• 1^ c»l boards.

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