The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 19, 1952 · Page 7
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MONDAY, MAY 10, 1552 British Business to Abandon $800Million Holding in China m.YTHRVM.l.K (AUK.) COURIER NEWS By I.EONAR DLKDDINGTON + LONE/ON Uft—Worn out by almost three years of constant Communist harassment, British business todny was reported planning to abandon its 800-niillion-dolhir Investment on the Chinese mainland and get out. The reported withdrawal, however, will not Rifecl Britain's diplomatic recognition of the Pelping ..regime. <g| London newspapers said Foreign Secretory Anthony Edpn will tell Parliament tomorrow that British businessmen. see no use trviny to hang on In the vast Par Easlcrn country where, until the Heds took over, they had been dominant . figures hi foreign trade for more than 200 years. British holdings in China are estimated at 300 million pounds <8W million dolliirs). The newspaper reports said the British, owners will try to sell the holdings to Chinese government agencies' but that no one is optimistic. Chances Are Small . "The Foreign Office Hunks the chances of the companies Betting compensation for their abandoned property are very small," said the Daily Express. The Communists ordered seizure of all American properties on the Chinese mainland at the end of 1950. No compensation was paid. The Reds have seized outright only one British holding, however —Ihe Asiatic Petroleum Company, In April. 1951. This was in retaliation for British seraure in Hang i^nng of a tanker formerly owned ^1 the Chinese Nationalist government and claimed by the Reds. Property in Many Cities The properties the British are reported now planning to give up are located chiefly in Shanghai, Tientsin. Hankow. Canlon and a sprinkling of smaller cities. Belonging to firms covering almost the entire field of commerce, they include factories, shipyards, ware- SOT. GENERAL - Sgt. ... Russell K. Haight, of Denver, Colo., now a military police platoon commander in Frankfurt, Germany, recalls days when he wore uniform of a brigadier- general in the Kastimirian army, in ]918 during Kashmir's war for Independence. Haight, who served in the U. S. Army [rom 1943 to 1S4S, returned lo the U. S. and re-enlisted in the Army when advised he would ^ose his citizenship If he contin- ™ied fighting for a foreign power. HtOT MUSIC~Dr. 0. H. Follelt, of London's Science Mu<™,,. really plays "hot" music. The organ-like instrument is a -p"m" Phone • Notes are produced by gas names burning in glass lubes of various englhs. The tone of the instrument 1, said to be celestially beautiful." it was invented by Frederick Kastner . physicist, nearly 80 yean ago, ' houses, hotels and office buildings. The firms Include some of the greatest names in the history of Irnde In the Par East, among them the British-American Tobacco Company, the Shell Oil Company, Butterfield and Swire, and Jardine, Matheson and Company. Formerly 10.000 Britons ran the holdings in China. Now the scal- tererl British colony totals only about 120 persons. Problems Are Presented Getting them out may present keen diplomatic problems. Some Western businessmen have been held in the past by Chinese Red authorities until . their employes were paid vast "settlement" sums by the Chinese themselves. The Daily Express said the British government had been asked to step In and "help by safeguarding the interests of British employes." The Express did not say how. The News Chronicle said a British decision to get out of China already had been communicated lo the Communists In a form.il note handed to Chinese Premier and Foreign Minister Choti En-lai. A British Foreign O/flce spokesman said he had no confirmation of the report. Brllian Recngniics Keiis Britain, in a policy split with the United States, recognized the Chinese Communist government in January, 1350, and sent a charge d'affalrs to Pelping. The Peipin<* regime, however, has Ignored his presence and has sent no diplomatic representative lo London in return. The reports today said Britain, however, would retain her diplomatic toe-hold in China. Nor would British control of the island of Hong Kong be affected by the withdrawal from the mainland, the papers said. The withdrawal would follow a fROI-OSED COXSTITUTIOXAL AMENDMENT NO. 41 BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the state of Arkansas and by the Senate a majority of All the Members Elected lo Each House Agreeinit Thereto: That the following Is hereby proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Arkansas and upon being submitted to the electors of the State for approval or rejection nt the next general election for Representatives and Sen- adopt such amendment, the same shall become a part of the Constitution of the State of Ark-nut-,, to wit: i»"n5as. ,, SEC T I ° N 1- That the constitution of the state of Arkansas be amended modifying Section 19 of constant and progressive Hed campaign againsl British businessmen The" ft e elg C rr,nf S h' C ° k O , VCr Plagued hy'sp^lT..^^^ government - ordered exorbitant wage scales for the Chinese em- ployes. Truman Seems To Have Killed Civil Rights Fight McKinney Move Thought Blocked By President By JATK 111:1,], WASHINGTON « - President Unman appeals to have knocked in the head a plan by Demon rule ftalional Chairman Frank E. McKinney to compromise the paitv- SDlilting battle over civil rights. Truman's call i,, a saturdav night speech to Ihe Americans tor Democratic Aclion (ADA) for enactment of proposals he has submitted to Congress already has set off n determined drive lo~ write :i vigorous civil rights plan'k into the Democratic platform at Chicago Sen. Herbert If. Lehman of New York, a member of the pre-con- ventiou platform drafting group told this reporter: "You can say for me. 1 shall Rhl for a strong civil rights plank." ( Two Southern senators who op- Pose Truman's proposals tar a fair employment practices commission IF'EPC) wltli enforcement powers to prevent racial job discrimination, said McKinney had taken a conciliatory attitude on the Issue that spawned the Suites Rialits! movement in 1348. Sen. Waller George of Georgia said he doubts now that McKinney's view will prevail. "1 hope Ihe convention will adopt plank something like that proposed by former Sen. Francis Myers in 1048." George said, "but if it adopts the 1D48 plank, the action will lie very, very objectionable to the South." Myers had proposed a plank generally committing the party to advance civil rights, but Sen. Hubert Humphrey forced through the 1948 convention a statement demanding aclion on Truman's legislative proposals. This caused a Dixie walkout and was followed by a States Rights campaign lhat took 39 electoral votes away from Truman in South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama. McKinney supervised the naming of a preliminary drafting committee described by other convention officials as down-the-middle on the civil rights Issue. Among others, Uep. Brooks Hays of Arkansas, who luis taken the lead In IryhiK to compromise civil rights legislation, was named to (lie group. The antl-Truimui pvotu-;nn view- Doinl is represented by Sen. John J. Spiirkmivi] of Alabama, Uov. Robert K. Kenllon of Louisiana. Bm-ket IX Murphy. Allanla attorney and associate of Sen. iiichnrd B. Russell rind others. On the side fuvoriiiL; u vigorous civil rights plank an- l.rli.-im, Sen. Theodore (.ireen of Ithocle Island. Rep. William L. Dasvson of Illinois, Solicitor General Philip 11 Penman and oihers. Humphrey, lender of ihv 1'J-ia lialtle, WHS led off tho committee, as wi'i-o his 1!148 associates. Hut Humphrey made it ck-ar in nil interview ho will put up an- olher convention Ilghi if the drafting group rcirnr.ts from the 1918 stand. He said he doesn't believe there will he a Southern revolt in any event. election for Representatives and i limn ninety da Senators, It a majorlly ol the electors voting thereon, at suuh LID election, adopt .such amendment. Hie same shall become n purl, ol Ihe Constitution of the Slate of Ar- hlv fM:l11 enact such enabling [eais- kansas, to-vnt: ''"" ' " ' Amendment No. IB PACK SEVBK COXSTIT11T10SAI. .SMI;.\J>MI:XT \<>. 13 BK IT IIESOI.VEO by the !lcni>e of R!-[)re-:cntiitil'fS of Hie Stale uf Arkan.sii.s- :in<l by (lie Si-mile of the State <jf Arkansas, a Majority »l All the Members KUviert itj K;tch House Agreeing Thereto: Tlml the- following is neiouv pro- pOM-d as un amendment, (o Ihe Ce.il- Mitutiji] (if (|,c ,Bt;<te of Ai-|-fln«:v*. ifilc. upon bring submitted Ui the electors of Ihe Stale [or aijpnival or rejection at the next goiu'ral (o (lie Ctm- slisution of the suite ol Arkansas adopted by the electors of this Sl;ite ! | .'it (he (JUIH-K! Eiectiim held and i conducted on the 6th iluy ul N.I- ' vi-mbi-r. 1W8. Is hereby aim-ml.-.l t u risul as fullows; j SECTION 1. ll being mo.sl app.i,. ' ! i-Jil thai |>i)vali>l.v o|iei«<od tnctori.><, ' huhisliies nnd lr:ills|XiHation tacill- i ties arc necessary for the develnp- . mem of u rainemiiiity and lor the' | Wi'lim-t' of its inhabitants, on an- uual tax of not t'XL-cediuj; one |icr I ceni ut the us.-c sed valuation o( ' all taxable properly within the corporate uounilnries thereof may De levied by citiL-.s of the lir.-t and'.xru- <>nd rLi.ss lor llic pur];<;.-<> cf pro-- ••iriins funds to be used lor the ar- luiMtion of silos ^viiiiin or without uch cities and lor the consiriir- j lion of .such .siIKS ol buildiiiKs JIIK) ! other !:u-ililie-.i, lor lo:i.-i" or ^ale, fin Ihe iiViiv.'Hid piu'iaises, < i lor the: [ :IJI|',*I-E:/uion of bonds orating in-{ tiTcM :tt imt more than lour pet cent, per annum issued for >iu-h i ] SECTION 2. When petitioned Ijy uol h's.- than imi pt-r cent of tne ' o.'.!i\:;recl (li-.-tors re.si:Iir:;; ihereio. ; Ihe city Council or oilier K ci-.r-iii-, ] iin: ho<:y o: an.v siitu city sliall r.il) for an rlmion to he hclil not m re elenors vote In th f proiwsition. SRC'TION a. The Gem-ial Aweill- ! - liition as .vital] be reimii-cd to ctlfc- tuate the Din-puses Ju-reoi. APPROVED: March 21), 1951. Si'iTCtury of Slate C. O. IT AM, BAGHDAD, Iraq (*>) _ A new Irall Inw against le 7 and Section 3 of Amend ... —, .*y.|j t t.Ttjii,ii.i%-es ana sen- . .-...^.,«- alors. If. a majority of the elector. ment No ' 2-1 ° f sald Constitution, yoting thereon In 5llc h elertirm f ° as to P rovlde for Hie election of adopt such amendment th e «.„. a Co ""^ Clerk In all of the said counties of (he State, as follows: "The provisions for the election of a County Clerk upon a population basis are hereby abolished and there maj' be elected a County Clerk in like manner as a Circuit Clerk, and In such cases, the County clerk may be ex officlo Clerk of trie Probate Court of such county until otherwise provided by the General Assembly." This Amendment shall be In full irce and effect upon and after Joption. APPROVED. March 20. 1951. Secretary u[ state C. G. HALL • Give your cultivator ml new] wiih IH Pi-ecision-EngiRGered SWEEPS „,, Give your oiltivaior the sharp new "bile" it needs ,o ! OTWn hwd ground and c)c.,n out ,he »ceds. Ge, a new sc, oT m precision engineered sleeps, .hovels or s,ccls ,<xl» r . Made of wcar.rcs, S ,., nt high-wrbon s.ccl, they wear bct.cr hold their sharpness longer and maimain pcnelr.non. LW,' sc«le torsnb.Mw^ We have |,| swccps , shovcls anj .^.'i^ SIIC antl '! PC 10 do hcsi work in your crops and soil. ***** J SERVICE Take Home A Set Today Delta Implements, Inc. 312 South 2nd Blythevidt Our certified cold storage vaults give you full prolcclion against moth damase a.s well" as insurance against loss by fire or theft. All your woolen clothing, your blankets, your drapes as ivell a.s your fur pieces descry* the best protection . . . Certified Cold Storage .Call Hlylhcville Laundry-Cleaners ,\0\V for free pickup'service. Ihe number?—4-118. Laundry & Cleaners Phon. 4418 oCOtD FL'Rg •1 STORAGE r ..gnng to and rom Israel provides for a 10-year ii-i-oii sentence. The proposed law is aimed at iBiitenlnc (he Arab blockade o( s-rach It Is expected to go before .tic Chamber of Deputies lor action. YOUR BILLS? (With Up to 18 MonHis to Repay) at LDAH FINANCE COMPANY OF BLYTHEVILLE 3*21 Wusl Ash I'hon* 2091 *u. *. mull iiiiiiiiNi uiHirr. loomuu. HHIKO".'« HOOT" HURRY-HURRY! SALE is y* OVIR HAME TERMS Nothing is cut but the price. The quality, strength and safety of these wonderful Cii.ncr:il Tires is right at the top . . . with General's usu.il margin of extra strength compared to ordinary tires. BARGAIN SPARES—Many carcasses without i single break. Some tires with several thousands of safe miles left in them. New and Nearly Naw Tires ofi New Cors— Famous- name, ori'gin.il c{{uipnicn( tires. T.ikc your dunce ai big savings off new lire prices. GUARANTEED USED TIRES- Tvcry one inspected iiisiJe and out .iml rcp.iin.-il \vhcrc necessary. KORNER-WiLSON M< 309 East Main Street - Telephone 2056 CO.

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