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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS • THIT rVlMTK' A Wr hlLMUL? n * linn *••.., . , An ..,. . . . . . _ ^^^^ VOL. XLV— NO. I BlythevlUe Courier Blytheville Dally News Mississippi Valley Leader Blylheville Herald - IHE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OK NORTHEAS1 ARKANSAS AND SOUTHfcASl MISSOURI BiATHBVII.LR, ARKANSAS, Meat Prices Decline In Face of Strike in Nation's Packing Plants CHICAGO, Mar. 25. (UP)—Market analysts said today that wholesale meat prices have dropped sharply from peaks reached shortly after 100,000 CIO United Packinghouse Workers Lagan a nationwide strike against leading packers. At New York, supplies of dressed pork, beef and veal greatly exceeded demand and prices fell accordingly. Pork loins were down $4 per )00 pounds, good grade beef sold from $1 to $1.50 less and veal was off as much as »2. A Department of Agriculture an-' Child at Burdette Killed by Truck; Driver Not Held Accident is Fifth s Traffic Fatality in " Missco During 1948 Jerry Ray Kemper, eight- year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fielden Kempcr of Burdette was killed at 4:15 yesterday afternoon when he was struck by a half-ton pickup truck on South Highway 61 near Burdette as he walked home from school. According to ihc sheriffs office here the youth was returning home from school with his sisters Eva, 12. , and Nellie, 14. and a small group | SL Pa ul returned of other children when the accident happened. The sheriff's office report stated that the truck, a 1346 Ford owned by Hie Grapctte Bottling Company and driven by A. B. West of Blytheville, was traveling North un Highway 61 and that'the youth was walking South along the highway's shoulder at the time of the accident. Mr. West was alone iii the truck. The boy, apparently in an attempt to cross the highway, bolted from the roadside into the side of the truci. His body struck the left rear fender of the truck, the report Congress Ready To Override Veto of Tax Bill President Truman Has Until April 5 To Act on Measure By Hex Chanev (United Press staff ga?iffir?sMB .£svs-.r^=i M s sssJs i-sKjs : ~ -:»"=-~s",i- SK of various m«rkets across Ihe country showed pork prices had fallen llound as much as 5->j cents since March 17, the day after the strike began. The first break in the strike came today when 250 workers at Superior Packing Company In "- • • " to work. stated. Death was attributed to head and internal injuries. Fifth Fatality This Year Following the accident Mr. West brought the child's body to Walls Hospital here where he died a fe-.v minutes after his arrival. The sheriff's office report stated j^hat the accident appeared un- TI voidable and no arrests were made but that an investigation is underway. Young Kcmper's death was Mississippi County's fifth traffic fatality so far this year. The boy's skull was fractured by the impact which is believed to have caused his death. He also received a broken collar bone, a broken jaw, lacerations about the face and head and his right leg was mangled. Mr. and Mrs. Kemper have In the Burdette community three months, moving there Missouri. In addition to his parents and two sisters who were with him, the youth is survived by four brothers, Eugene Kemper of Hammond, Ind., John H. Kemper, with the Army in the South Pacific, Clarence Alfred Kei rria; of Charles Mrs. Louis Tex., and Linda Jean Kemper Burdette. , funeral services are incomplete pending the arrival of relatives from Hammond, Ind., but have .been lived only frorr. 4 Killed, 10 Hurt In Furnace Blast Coal Miners' Strike Leads to Accident In Big Steel Plant BETHLEHEM, Pa.. Mar. 25. (UP) —The Bethlehem Steel Co. check- en its employment records today to Identify thr^e of four men, killed In a shower or white hot coke which gushed from a blast furnace being put out because of the soft coal shortage- The three bodies were burned beyond recognition. The company's medical staff collaborated wi'th Northampton County coroner Dr. D p. Bachman in attempts to Identify 'he three sprayed by the molten coke as they stood In front of the furnace. First reports by police were that six men were killed and 13 Injured. The company said a check of records showed 10 men treated at the plant dispensary and hospitals, and four dead. Two of the Injured. Frank Sch- Icgel, Easton, and Vclodo Lukas- —- - evich. Walnutport. were In critical iductlon put It this way: condition at St. Luke's hospital with """ ~ sensus today of congressmen who favor lax reduction and those who don't. The House completed congressional action yesterday on the Uc- publican plan to cut' personal income taxes $4,800.000.000 this year. The cut would be retroactive to Jan_ I. President Truman now lias until April 5 lo approve the bill or veto it. The advance information Is that he will veto It. And Democrats and Republicans expect both houses of Congress lo put. up the two-thirds majority voles needed to oviVridc veto. President Truman would almost, eertainlly cite the need for greatcr- than anticipated spending In opposing a $4,800,000,000 cut in government revenue at this time. The armed forces want congress to add about $3,000,000.000 to their proposed $11,000,000,000 budget roi- the new fiscal year starting July 1. One high government offlcicV said the treasury deficit In the new fiscal year may exceed $5,000,000,000 if taxes are cut and defense spending is increased only $2,000,000.000, Rep. E. B. cox. D., On., who voted for the tax bill, indicated that he might vote to sustain a veto in light of increased defense needs He said several others who voted for the bill probably shared his views. However. Republican leaders remained confident, of victory. They noted that both House and Senate passed the bill with majorities considerably greater than the two- thirds needed to kill a veto. The Senate vote was 78 to 11 or 18 more than two-thirds. In the House, it was 289 to 61. or 51 votes to spare. One Democratic foe of tax re- THURSDAY, MARCH 25, U.S. May Spend Millions to Send Emissaries Behind Iron Curtain By John [., Steel* Unlltd Vint SUff Corrnptindcnt WASHINGTON, March 25. (U.P.I-A mysterious, multi-million dollar •Project X" lo finance «nU-Coiiimunlsl underground forces behind the roil curtain Is being studied in Congress, it wns learned today. The project reportedly has the endorsement of some high »nd diplomatic and military officials. +- __ __" Under the plan, U was understood. :>is government would encourage the activities of noil-Communist groups In such .satellite countries *.s Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Romania, Chairman styles Bridges. R., N. H.. ol the Senate Appropriations Committee, provided the first tip- off on the new Anti-communii;l program during a Senate speech yesterday. He lolri hts colleagues that Ihc United States should "encourage the underground behind Hie Iron curtain," and should seek to "undermine Communist tyranny in areas already conquered." Here Is how "Project X" would operate, according to advance discussion In congressional and ad- uinisUation circles: Stneiary of Stule Georue C. Marshall would be granted by the Congressional Appropriations Committee a .steeablu !und not earmarked for si>ccillc purposes. Marshall would be Iree to use thc- tlud for such political purposes as supplying non-Communist |x>iili- cal parties with newsprint for their publications and perhaps even for of arms, Italy and other hard-pressed countries In Iront of Ihc Iron curtain also might bene- II was reported only yesterday oy officials here that oulslde sources are sending Italian CommunlsU quantities of paper, paint and ink lo use in their campaigning toward the crucial April 18 election.-;. In contrast, officials .said, 11011- Commuiilst Kalian parlies are finding 11 difficult to tjcl election material, At present Ihe U. S. is pow- 1 pries* to give them direct aid for political purpo-scs. That is I ""-' where "Project X" would come In. Making "blind" appropriations Is Debate in House On ERP Rushed; To Vote Monday Foreign Affairs Committee to Get Ex-President's Views By Sandor s. Klein United Press SUff Cnrreiiiwiiilrnt WASHINGTON, Miuch X. (Ul'l —The House was called Into session Iwo hours earlier tluin usual todtiv to Insure completion of general tic- bate on the $0,205.000,000 global foreign aid 1)111 by nightfall. At 10 ».m., approximately seven of the 15 hours Dilated for debate remained, Meanwhile, it wns learned that "" UKC Foreign Affnlrs Coin- has culled n meeting for Mon<l "y to consider various amend- Forrestal Seeks Power to Draft 220,000 Youths By Kayhtond Lahr United rntis Staff Corrtipondeni WASHINGTON, Marcli 25. (U.P.)-Tlw administration" 1,','nn 'i £ C "."«>' ess ,. ror W™ to dr «« non-veterans 19 liHouirli 26 mid a military, budget of ?14jOOO,000,000. It ffi ±£ i :sr Br ?..r ild improve the pro^ts-of maintniniiijf peace with Ruasin. rare but not unprecedented ac- lucn ' 5 which will ue offered next lion In Congress. It was in such a week wll(1 " lhc forclijn aid bill en- mniiner that the secret atom bomb '" ''•* """' s tng<'.s nf house ac- projcct was financed during lli« ! " o "' T -' 0 ""'"sure Includes the $5.- \vnr. 1300.000,000 European recovery pio- Thc project's activities presumably would be similar lo some of the wartime work of 'the office of strn- Icglc services, under Ihe direction of MaJ. Gen. William Donovan. Some members of Congress think lormcr OSS personnel should be recruited U "Project >t" Is launched. third degree burns of the entire body. Augustus Knecht. Nazareth, who died at the hospital several hours after (lie accident, was the only, dead man identified. The others were burned beyond "The Republicans have been trying to get a tax reduction enacted into law for a long time now. This time they're going to get the Job done—with or without presidential consent." temporarily scheduled [or Saturday afternoon at the New Liberty Church. The Holt-.Funeral Home of Blytheville is in charge of arrangements. Officers Question Two in Robbery In White County Two/ Mississippi County men were being held in the county jail today pending Investigation of a robbery at Bradford. 18 miles south of Newport in While County, late yesterday afternoon. Both men, whose names were not disclosed pending further Investigation, were taken into custody by| /'*TrT>e »flcldehttiput two adjacent furnace* out of service but firemen from the Bethlehem and Company fire departments prevented an ensuing blaze from spreading to other buildings. The company said that approximately 25 men, including carpenters and bricklayers from other departments, were'employed In blow out the 100-foot high cylindrical furnace. Coke Was Being Coolrd The workers had plugged up 10 openings, or tuyeres, at the bottom of the furnace through which air is forced in normal operations. Molten coke was then poured into the furnace lo allow it tn cool off gradually. The accident occurred when the molten coke "slipped" down through the furnace and broke through the cement plugs in two of the tuyeres, a company spokesman said. Cotton King and Queen Selected in Memphis Truman Stands PaionHisbid for Re-election WASHINGTON. March 25. (UPi —President Truman said today he firmly Intends to go ahead with his plans lo seek the Democratic presidential nomination. He said the Southern revolt in his party docs not disturb him and he is confident, of a Democratic victory in November. The President, emphasized that he had no intention of quilting the race because of attacks on him tay dissident Democrats. Questioned about the party revolt, he said first that it does not disturb him. Then he was asked whether lie thought the Democrats who were walking out on him will walk bacti in again. The President said he preferred to wait until November to give them a chance to come back into the fold. He injected a prophecy that his party will be victorious i.i the Truman Explains Palestine Policy U.S. to Seek Truce Between Arabs and Jews in Holy Land WASHINGTON, March 25. (UP) —President Truman today called fm a truce between fighting Arabs and Jews in Palestine. He said thnt he still favored partition, but wanted United Nations trusteeship as a temporary means of governing Palestine. Mr. Trun-.nn gave B news conference a lengthy explanation of this country's policy on Palestine. He emphasized that the UN trusteeship recently asked by Ihe U.3. was not proposed ns a substitute for partition but represented an effort to "fill the vacuum" which will be caused by the British withdraw 1 from then iiiamUte oo May IS Trieste Problem May Be Solved Italians Hold Hop* Conferences May Result in Settlement Km in. The committee will nive special consideration to a letter from former President Herbert Hoover to House Speaker Joseph W. Martin, Jr. Mr. Hoover urged Congress not to hamstring European Yugoslav Front Scene of Activity British Troops in Full Battle Dress Carry Machineguns By Kdt»r Clark Hulled Press SUff Correspondent TRIESTE. March 25. (UP)—Reinforced Urilish troops In full bat- recovery by "' keeping In the bill provisions Unit '"' lie dress began digging | n with would restrict trade between Western European nations and those In the Russian sphere. The former President alined much of his fire at nu amendment .•sponsored by .Rep. Karl E. Mundt, R,. a.• D. It would place limitations on the use of ERP materials In trade between the nations of Western and Eastern Europe. "If the Marshall plnn countrlc.i are to . become Independent of relief." he wrote, "llicy must trade with lhc (Ru.vilnn.) snlollilc countries," Rent Control Bill is Sent to £ White House ROME. Mar. 25. (UP)— Holy cleared the way for a rip-roaring election campaign today by scttlhig a strike of printers which had blacked out newspapers throughout the country for four days. At the same lime the govcrnniei announced that It was ready to open direct negotiations with Yugoslavia on Trlest. within the spirit wAamui— TV»W »i ^ „,„ and letter of the three-power pro- „ WASHINGTON, Mar. 25. (UP)- pottil to return the free stale to [ ft. 0 "«J. c ' ! (< " y » W « C(I alld " e " 1 to IlB i y .. : l "c While House a compromise bill co " tlmierc » t =»'"™l« «" one •-- -•- —.• ~j\ MEMPHIS, Tenn.. March 25 fatate police and cily officers late (CIV—William Howard Stovail S3 I fa" elections. this morning after their c^r had a cotton planter of Stovail, Miss,.! Then he was asked whether his been kept under surveilla-.-.ce since and 22-year-old Barbara Greegl position hud been correctly slated 1:30 this morning. Details of the robbery wcie not available this morning but were expected from Bradford and Newport » ; h!s afternoon. However, officers the robberv involved between and 22-year-old Barbara Hood were named king and queen i this week to the effect that he today to "reign" over the 1948 Mem- tended to continue his race. Tin: nhls Cotton Carnival starting May President nodded vigorously and $1,500 and S2.000. Slovali is Stale Policeman A. E. Chronister early today spotted a car which fit a description flven of the car Involved in the Bradford robbery, it was parked on a down-town Blytheville slreet. Chronlsler kept Ihe car under observation until later In the morning! when he was joined by cily officers. B-th men denied any connection Scnatobia with the robbery but were held un-l Her stepfather Both Stovail and Barbara were born on Mississippi plantations. veteran of two wars. said this was exactly right. The President laughed away an inquiry from a reporter who wanted to know whether he would 'rather and as a flghtci pilot In the firstjbe right than president." war shot down seven enemy planes. Part of the Stovail plantations! A rltantn* near Clarfcsdalc. Mis."., have been' s< " In the ramily since 1834. i Sets POCC for 'Nation, Barbara is the granddaughler .if the late Mr. and Mrs. Cliflon Ft. Hood or Greenville. Miss., and Mr. and Mrs. j. Franklin Dean of til a fuller made. Investigation could be Soviet Zone in Berlin May Go "Behind Curtain" BERLIN'. Mar. 25. (UP>— The Russian-licensed press in Berlin today intensified accounts of illegal border crossings inlo the Soviet zone, claiming they had Increased lo alarming proportions American public safety officials denied there was any undue In crease In the West-East crossings. is Hugh Brinkley of the Bruins Plantation, Ark. Bureau Figures Reveal LITTLE ROCK, Ark,, Mar. 25.— <UPi— The value of new construction In Arkansas increased 100 per cent during the year 1846 as compared with the pre-war year of 1940. the office of domestic commerce of Ihe U. S department of commerce said lod.iy. The bureau said that construc- Ro\vbotham| lion in 1946 totaled SI01,700,000 fonri I,,,,. ,^~ " S °"i circuil | com l» rett w'th $50,900.000 six years Court here today on a charge of j earlier. The rate of Increase wa.s '" conncc- second highest in the United States Murder Trial Opens CLARKSSILLE. Ark.. March 25 ' f U.P.I—Mrs. Rhodft went on trial in Johnson second degree murder in tlon with the death of her husband. Paul Rowbotham, early this year. Mrs. Rowbotham and two other Persons are accused of healing their victi'. and heaping live coals upon his bare abdomen. Some quarters interpreted the! Klaus Y^.Lr C*._.l Russian press campaign, now in Its, '~GW I OlK dlOCKS second day. as a forcrunnrr to an I 2 ., nl stncks announcement that the zonal bor- ; A T ,t T der would bo closed lo all traffic, j Amer Tobacco Official sources reported that Hie Anacoi>ri •, Connor tflnssians failed lo answer two i Beth sieel f:\merican requests for permission , Chrysler tr> .send postal in.spcctnrs to the ~ sit: ol a lire In a U. S. mail car in the Soviet zone yesterday. The car was carrying 206 sacks. 2B boxes and two ixniclu\s or Amer- mail ln,m limnn-li»vi-n lo ranking only 115 per cent. behind Idaho with Texas ranked third wilh a 97 per cent increase while California was fourth with 9fi per cent. Commenting on the flgurr; Frank Cantrell or the Arkansas Economic Council-Stale Chamber of Commerce, said : "They reflect Adequately our 149 1-8 i claims that Industry In Arkansas bctrntn the' tbt President Mr. Tiuuuin revealed that he'has" instructed Warren R. Austin, the American delegate to the ON, I ask the UN Security Council / summon representatives of the Jews and Arabs to a council table. The president pledged this country to assume its full share of responsibility in supporting the UN trusteeship if it is adopted. V. S. to Lend Auistance "The United Stales is prepared lo lend every appropriate assistance 'o the United Nations in preventing bloodshed and in reaching a peacc- Iu] settlement," he said. He added ihat this would not necessarily involve the use of American troops. "With such a truce and such a trusteeship, a peaceful settlement is yet possible; without them, open warfare Is just, over the horizon." Mr. Truman said. "American policy tn this emergency period is based squarely upon the recognition o( this inescapable fact." Mr. Truman wns inclined to pin part of the blame for this country's switch in position from partition to trusteeship ou the British decision lo pull out. of Palestine on May 15, instead of Aug. 15. The President said he did no- know why the British did this. But he said Ihe British departure meant that without emergency action by UN, there would be no public authority in Palestine after their lorces leave. "Violence and bloodshed will descend upon the Holy Land." Mr, Truman said. "Large srale fighllnf; amon* the peoplr of that country will b<! the inevitable mull." he added. "Such fighting would inlecl tht entire Middle East and could lead (o consequences nt Ihe Rrav«fll sort inrf involving the pcacr of Ihis nation and of the world." Mr. Truman gave his views on Palestine shortly bcloie Secretary j Johnson. of State George C. Marshall held a news conference of his own. Demands lor a rull .statement on See PAI.EST1NK on I'acc 7 lorliiis and iimchlncgun.i along the mi; developments eased sonic-, „ • • ,- - ----- wlmi the tension generated by the I yc " "< tcr . , tht y "I 1 "" * f "'-<=" 31. clash between' Ihe East and Ihe ! ~ *',"''" "^l Hn " 1lrs '. Hollse nlul West over Trieste and by the para ^uale appioveri „ conference com- Jysts of news circulation through J"^,"," 0 ' 1 °" tllc colUl -"«r.MH The House adopted It by a 220 to 95 roll call vole. s As finally approved the bill cam- Ma would be Impossible Witf SJ, 0 ,'!"?^ 111 ?. b ' 8gc ^ Hrmso-Sennle the Trieste problem was settled. He^Ifferei ce 1 provides that when revealed Ihat negotiations In the ' lh ' (c[ "i" 1 > 0 ""'»lt expediter docs past few days had produced an ' I 10 , 1 " 1 !", 01 ' 1 . ll "; «*om,neiidn Ion of agreement on Ihe exchange of , a lo . C11 lelU » dv l-™y "xmrdfor tie- Slavs In Italy and Italians In Yug- i ™" t ' A °' °!\ for "" ? ttn -* M * rent oslavta I Increase. Hie case aiilomallcally goes ,„ , , ,, , , to the emergency court of apiwals. Vice Premier Rando to Pacclardl , Tlle llmis( , WI f lllC(| |ocn] colllro | Intervened In the printers strike | T||c SMnto wnnle(| lo k „„„, yesterday. Today It announced thnt | authority wilh the- expediter, "all differences have been resolved" "-- •-— -- - • by tile prinlers and publishers. After a long conference officials reported that the printers nud publishers accepted a government pro- tx>sal for a cash bonus now with all other negotiations to lie postponed until May 1 when the regular printers contract expires. | continues controls to 'March The new turn in the Trieste sit- . 1945). They had argued ror almost nation came a.vfresh strikes lied up ; three hours over a provision lo part s of Rome, flurries of violence mnkc uie emergency court 'the ref- P. principal author of tin- original Senate bill, asked tlie upper chnm- j her to approve the measure as the ; best possible compromise extension.' j Senate-House conferees agreed shortly l)crorc midnight on the ! wording of the new rent bill which Vugoslav Inmlier loday amid ports Yugoslavia was culling nine classes ol women comcrlfits to lha colors. The border guard has- been strcngtlicned so heavily this week thru more Iroops now are reporte'l posted along lhc frontier than at any lime since the Yugoslavs were stopped from trying lo march lliroiixh American lines into Trlcsle last Pull. The point ol hcavlesl reinforcement appeared lo be along the highway between the Free City of Trlcsle and Ihc Port or Pola. at the Southern tip or Ihe Istrlan Peninsula. Tills highway runs from the Yugoslav zone of the Iree territory Into the Anglo-American Zone. Observers believed that any Yugoslav attempt lo seize Trieste by force of arms would come from Ihe Yugoslav zone. Movement of Yugoslav troops within the free territory would be less obviously an outright Invasion than an invasion of army units inta Trieste Iroui Yugoslavia proper, these sources said. One Important crossroads-on the Poln highway wn.s reinforced by a philoon of,, Scottish soldiers In full battle, dress. They began work laat night, digging fox holes for themselves and nnnlnciuiients for mortars and i^uchlncguns. % . British authorities deprecated the operation, snylng tt was "routine field exercises." The llcuteuant in command at the crossroads snid "this is not the first time we have done tiils In this area." Leaders of Arabs Reject Truman's Plea for Truce LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., Mnr. 25. (UP)—Spokesmen for the Arab states flatly rejected President Truman's appeal for a truce in 31. - wcrc reported from scattered points | crC( . | n disputes between local rent in Italy, and the newspaper blackout raised the possibility of a postponement In the April 18 parliamentary elections. In the Free Stale Itself, the Western allies were reported strengthening the border guard along Hie line fronting that part of It under Yugoslav supervision. A platoon of Scottish soldiers moved up to a crossroads on the Pola hlglnVay advisory boards and the federal housing expediter In Washington. The bill provides that If the housing c.xpcdltcr overrules a local board's decision lo grnnl a rent In- crensc. the emergency court will automatically gut brlnfs from sides. Its ruling will be final. botli It «lso asked for a J4»,500-man ncrease In the authorized strmfth of the armed forces and for universal military training as a long-rang* ncasure to bulwark the nation's de- 'ense. ' The nation's defense needs were outlined by Defense Secretary • James Forrestal. He said prompt preparedness "will turn the scale from a possibility of future war to/ rational expectation of future, . mnce." • Forrestal said air estimated MO- 000 youths would be drafted during the 12 months beginning July 1. The' requested new military budget represented a $3,000,000,000 IncreaM over the »11.000,000,000 originally asked by President Truman for the new fiscal year beginning July 1. Forrestal told the Senate AnriMt Services CommiUee that Ruuia: 1—I>oo not "v yet" hare lh« knowledge .nd capacity to make Ihe atomic bomb. 2—Ii threatening to blot oat freedom In Europe—"but deapiU Ihls, the odd* are not yet on Ru«- sU or war; Ihe oddi are »UI1 an • lh« United Stale* and Peace." Forrestal repenledly stressed tho urgency of bolstering the nation's defenses at once. "Not next year or next month, after the rich prizes of North Italy and the Ruhr and Sweden and- France may have fallen into an aggressor's grasp, but now." He said thai "if the United Blatea acts at once, and with firm and resolute purpose, the odds will continue to rest on the United Slates and peace Ihrough the yeira ahead." The statement that Russia doe* not yet have the knowledge or capacity to make an atomic bomb was the first definite public a.wrtlpn to Ihat effect by a top'U. a official. For rental said In* goal of th» government la "to prevent differ- eiices between nations developing? into armed conflict until'the tonlt- • ed, Nations nu 'gained the'maturity and bqth : tht -moral ami. physical. force !*»Uv#hIch to d*al with''any* International act nf actmalbn," Until thin, hx uM, Tt But •• , m.dr rlr.r to the wicM *Hka4 any nation which throufk a Bk- ' Irr brought ta much ilUuler «n mankind muni, like HlUer and Orrm»ny, fact the determination .nil will of the United State* that It iliall not happen again." Forrestal was accompanied by th« grealest array of lop-ranking military personnel to appear before a congressional committee since the war. Forrestal asked the committee for: - Marshall Soys U. S. and began work on emplacements, Will Stay in Berlin for machine guns and mortars. ' *T Cf\n~o J ~I~i J ' WASHINGTON. March 25. lUI'.l $7,500 Budget Approved - ' By Caruthersville C. of C. | s(!Ura 25.—At a meeting of newly elected i con 10 t le President Leonard s. Shade - and • * •! i ' r\ "~members of the Board of Directors j April Is Designated of the Carulhersvllle Chamber of Commerce, a budget of $7500 for i this year's operation was approved. It was announced yesterday by President Shade. He stated that a rating committee had been apiiolnted. comprising Gordon Wright. Luke VanAus- dall, A. B. Rhodes and Dclbcrt and Ihat In** drive for withheld immediate comment on Mr. Truman's public appeal for an cud lo Holy Land violence, but It was known to oppose any truce which involves abandoning the United Nations partition program. The .sharp iwsHi'jns laken by both Arabs and Jews appeared to rule out the possibility that. Mr. Truman's appeal would succeed. rails El Khourl of Syria mid Mahmoud Hey Fawzi of Egypt, two of Ihe principal Arab spokesmen In the UN. said thnt the Arab position "remains unchanged" by the President's statement. —Secretary of Slate George C. Mar- Mr. Truman's statement cxplaln- shnll said loday tlml the United! Ing the recent turnabout In Amer-' is determined to stay in- Icn's policv on Palestine was taken despite Soviet efforts u> dis-' here ns fresh evidence that the ur-powcr control there. | UiiUrri States wauls Great Britain lo remain in the Holy Land beyond the Mny IS deadline established several months ago. Since American delegate Warren Austin announced American abandonment of partition an-i proposed n temporary Irustccshlp last Friday. UN experts have felt that the United Stales was staking Its posl- llon on the hope that Britain could be persuaded to remain longer as caretaker of Palestine. I. Power lo draft non-veu;ran» In Ihe 19 to 25 age group to bring the armed services up to their pres- ,,., ... , _ , , ; c "l authorized strength, with an the Jewish Agency for Palestine estimated .320.000 men to be draft- tine loday "unless the Jcw.i give, up all thoughts" of Holy Land partition. [ WASHINGTON, March 25. IUPI —President Truman today proclaimed April ns Cancer Control Month. WAA Plane Sales Frozen WALNUT RIDGE. Ark.. March 25. UP)—An order freezing the sale ol Three Directors Homed In District at Wilson the I9A8 membership would begin I remaining aircraft ai the Walnut this month. \ Ridge Depot has been received by The board went on record ap- 'he War Assets Administration of- provlng lhc extension of lhc city "ce. The- order affe:tcd npproxl- S3 1-4 i has expanded greatly since the end 35 | of the war." Til 1 Gen • Gen Berlin. It was reported in ,,nler when checked at the border of lhc Soviet zone. Fire broke out In the car four Electric Motors MontRomejv Ward N Y Central Inl IhiivcMiT .. North Am Aviali.m Kfpublle Sti-el Radio Studebakcr . Standard of 59 1-R .15 1-2 54 5.1 I -I 14 3-8 20 ia i-s miles \\-cA of Brandenburg In the I Texas Corn Rll^lfln 7rtl1(> \irttt fit t\if. .,.„[! ....... I r^.-i . N j zone, Most of the mail was reported destroyed. Packard U S Steel 10 18 5-8 . 743-B 56 1-4 4 1-2 Nort/i Missco Red Cross Campaign Yields $7,893 Contributions totaling S157.50 from residents of the Number Nine community today boosted lolal col- Returns from four more school districts of the county in thr an-j Hayti p nual school election held Saturday, i were received lale yesterday and loday by County School Supervisor John Mayes. In the Wilson School District! where three directors were lo be' elected. S. A. Rcgcnold was elected for a five-year term. j. p. Forrester! for four years and J. A. McClcndon for a period of two years. i Leachvllle also elecled three directors wilh J. L. Bcardcn re-clccled ( to a five-year term, Jeff Rawls record ap- of Ihe cily limits here to be voted on In the regular city election April 6th. This extension would take in approximately 12 residential blocks In the southeast and southwest parts of ' town, and a Iract of about 30 acres on Ihe west edge of town toward niately 225 carpo planes. Soybeans May (Prices f.o.b. Chicago) open hl^h low 352 353 352 • 1:33 353 38 Pickets Arrested, Charged With Trespass OMAHA. Neb.. March 25. (U.P.I —Thirty-eight pickets of the striking United Packinghouse Workers <CIO) were arrested and charged with trespass *>day alter a picket 1 line blocked a railroad track lead- 1 Ing Into the Armour and Co. pack-l Ing planl. | Police arrested 20 who were in Weather ....„ ,. .- ,, , -. ,, .. , ..''• was "lected lo Ihe vacant three- line circling across the trucks, aiid l,!v.tlon.s lo tlate t,, Ihe North Mls-|y f i.r seivl and Bvrdle shannnn was! 18 more n fi:w mi 72 7-8 »U.O«. .sisntppl County Red Cioss drive to $7,893,23. Charles C. Langslon is drive chairman for Number Nine. The Red Cross drive In North Missls- Inpl comity is aimed at a goal of elected for a two-year period. H. H. Storey and Glenn Alex-' andcr were elected to the Lone Oak. school board for five and three- year terms respectively and F. P.! Jaerbs was unopposed for « five- year term at Orson. miles later for "loilerlim under the vladiict" of' the South Omaha Terminal Railway near where Us tracks enter the. plant. I All were charged with trcspnsslnfr.l and were released on $10' bonds •ach. Arkansas forccnsl: Tartly cloudy tonight and Friday, scattered thun- dcrshowcrs In Norlhwesi portion Friday, Not much change In temperature. Minimum Ihls morning—S3. Maximum yesterday—1(1. Sunset loday —6:16. Sunrise tomorrow—5:Si>. Precipitation. 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Tulal siiue Jan, 1 — 17.14. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—61. Normal mean for March—51.2. This n»lr. Ust Year Minimum this morning—35. Precipitation, Jan. I to tills date Improvement is Noted On Broad Flood Front (By United Press! The danger of major floods subsided today throughout the Mid- Wcst and Eastern states. The Mississippi River was falling slowly at Quincy. III. where hundreds of workers won Ihelr battle lo save an eight-mile levee from washing out. U. S. Kngincers said Ihe light Amount or rainTall during the past few days had prevented cntoslro- phcs in the Ohio, Mississippi and Missouri valleys. Showers and occasional rainfall Is forecast for Ilie iuidWest tomorrow but Ihe weather bureau satd It would not be enough to cause new flood dangers. New York Cotton May July , Oct. , Dec. Mar. open 'high low . 3475 349D 3458 . 3445 344* 3435 . 3164 3170 3151 . SC99 3104 3S2 . 30TO 3060 *m 1:30 3490 3U8 3170 31M cd during the fiscal year beginning next July 1.. . 2. Universal military training as a long-range measure to bolster de- fonse, at a cost of about »400,000,000 for fiscal 1949. This Item WAS Included In President Truman'a budget submitted to Congress to January. 3. Funds to Increase the armed . services by 349,500 officers and men. Including a boost of 240.000 for the Army, 63,000 for the Navy, ll.OOO for the Marines and 35,500 for the Air Forces. The present actual strength of the armed forces U 1,392,000 while the authorized, celling Is 1.132.000. Says Freedom Threatened Forrestal said the money would be asked In cash and contract authority lo be spent this way: $775,000,000 for aircraft procurement, research and development for the Afr Force and Naval Aviation. About »760,000,000 for military personnel The balance for miscellaneous Hems. The secretary bluntly told tha committee that Russia is threatening to blot out freedom In Europe. She has thrown fear into Finland and the Scandinavian countries, he said, after Ihe Communist coups In Hungary and Cechoslovakla. "But," he added, "despite this, the odds are not yet on Russia or war. The odds are still on the United States and peace. And If the United States acts at once, and with firm and resolute purpose, the odds will continue to rest on the United States and peace through the years ahead." Foiresusl said that if the draft were applied lo the 19-26 age group, about 3,600.000 non-veterans would be subject to call. Exemptions and deferments would cut the number qualified to about 1.355,000, he smld. 'From this age group will come the bulk of the estimated 500,000 voluntary enlistments during * the ! fiscal year 1949 as well as all of !the 220,000 men who It Is estimated must be provided for selective service," he said. Balanced against Russia's poputa- Uon and mllllary forces, he said, arc other factors, "which If promsrt- ly developed Into nwUnea, viil turn the scale from a possibility 'at future war to a rational expecta- 3060 I tlon of future pe*c«."

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