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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NRWKPAPKB n« u™™,.,...™ .„ * • *>--' •3' __VOL. XLV—NO. 34 Minister Suffers Heart Attack and Dies in Hospital Rev. H. H. Blevins Stricken Short Time Before Night Service The Rev. Hilary Herman Blevins, 68, pastor of the Lake Street Methodist Church, died yesterday afternoon a few minutes after he suffered a heart attack in the parsonage and was taken to the Hl.vlheville Hospital. Service win be conducted in tit- Lake street Methodist church by m' Rev - H Lynn Wade, pastor of ,]• First Methodist Church in Batesville, assisted by the Rev. Alien D. Stewart, pastor of the Fjr.it Methodist Church In Blytheville Burial will be in Searcy. Arrangements are incomplete, pending the arrival of a son and daughter from Cahiorma. Filled Pulpit Sunday AM The Rev. Mr. Blevins. who had served as pastor at (he Lake Street Church since November of 1946 had delivered his Sunday morning sermon to his congregation, made several calls in the afternoon and was preparing to liver his evening message when he had the attack The Rev. Mr. Blevins had been engaged in the Ministry for 33 years, with all his pastorates being in Arkansas. He was born In McRae in White County, but much of his Hie had been spent in Northeastern Arkansas. The Rev. Mr. Blevins Is survived by his wife, five daughters; Mrs. Jack Andrews, of Heber Springs. Mrs. Russell Morton, Newport; Mrs. Hamlin Conditt, Tuckerman, Mrs Vernon Harris. Albion, Mich., and Miss Ruth Blevins of Riverside, Calif.; one son, Mouzon Blevins, also of Riverside; one brother, P. C. "'-ins of McRae, Ark.; and ten dchlldren. Entered Ministry In 1915 All tlie children except Mrs. Harris will attend the funeral. He entered the ministry in 1915 in the North Arkansas Conference ot the Methodist Church, as pastor on the Pocahontas Circuit. Ha ha;d served as pastor, at Marmri- duke, Beebe, judsonii',' Autrey, TyV roriza,; Helena,-'Tuck'ermari, Picket? P.Iain, view, Oi'eenwood Setfsr- Springs, West " " Huntington Church" In Blythevlll* Courier Blythevtlle Dally New* Ulsrfulppl VllkT Blytheville Herald NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI .. The ._ Lake Sire et" OliUrcn'Hrlh pallbearers. They are Homer Tinker, M. Estes, Jimmie Sanders George Stiiwell, William King Junmie McRae, P. B. Jarre tt, Bob McHaffey, Jimmie Porsythc, Clovis McHarfey, H. G. MoHatfey, Iverson Morris and Charles Reddy.. The Cobb Funeral Home ix charge of arrangements. 6 Arkansans Die Violently Over Weekend (By United Press) A variety of tragedies snuffed out the lives ot lit least six persons in Mu-kansas over the weekend ^"Walter W. Aley, a 38-year-old Little Rock railroadman, was killed Sunday morning when he fell im- der a Rock Island freight train in the yards at Hot Springs. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, one son, two sisters and one brother. Aley had been a brakeman for Rock Island Lines for six years Roy Lee Thomas, a 24-year-old Tuckerman World War Two veteran, died of burns when his clothing became ignited as he poured fuel oil into a tractor near Tuckerman. He received emergency treatment at a Newport hospital and died en route to a Memphis hospital He was working on the C. w. Skyrmes farm. William J. Smith, ' 52 of Fort Smith and formerly of Jonesboro died early Sunday at Jcnesboro after drinking carbolic acid. Officers said he had failed in an attempt nt reconciliation with his wife Mrs Stella Mae Smith, from whom he hart been separated. The couple had a son and three daughters. The crash of a converted An,,v training plane near the Arkansas- Missouri state line North of Berrv viile took the life of Sgt. Charles Ralph Garrett, the 26-year-old son Union Leader Offers to Settle With Packers CHICAGO, May 3. (UP)—Presi dent Ralph Helstein of the Oil United Packinghouse Workers sal today the union would "consider settling the nationwide meat strlk for a nine-cent hourly raise, if tli packers would agree to 'cut mea prices. The packers offered nine ceiv beiore the strike began eight week, "go, and have reiused to raise tit offer. Tiie union had demanded 29-cent hourly raise. At a news conference, Helstei also said tiiat the union lias an Ihorized strikes against independ cut meat packers, where the unto is in legal position to call a walk out. Tlie nationwide strike which be Ban March 16 has been confined s far to the "big lour" — Armou Swiit, Wilsoii and Cudahy—and I a few large Independents. U.S.-Financed Homes Endorsed Housing Head Gives Approval to Long- Range Building Plans WASHINGTON. May 3. (UP)— Housing Administrator Raymond A Foley today endorsed federally-fl nanced home building for low-In come families. As long as some Americans llv in slums, he said, "with no hope o relief through their own efforts do not think that this country with its democratic principles and it high standard of living can tun Its back upon them." Foley testified before the House Banking Committee which Is con sidering long-range housing. A doz erf or so bills are before tlie group including the Taft-Ellcnder-Wagnc bill recently passed by the Senate Chairman Jesse P. wolcott, R Mich., opened the hearings by say Ing that he and the commlttc have "wide-open minds" on th question ot public housing. The hearings are expected to con tinue for about two weeks. The bill approved by the Senat 10 days ago is designed to produc 15,000,000 homes in the next 1 years. Except for the public housln feature,.- members of the Hous Banking committee appeared to b ready to go. along with the majo —— - "•- :B «nate bill. !e, K., N. Y , ...jlcott on th Committ*e'/' salrf there 1 mong Re what he called an "accelerated depreciation" provi sion. Called Great Incentive ' Under this adea a home builder in computing his taxes, could allow perhaps 10 per cent a year for five years for depreciation of his prop erty. The depreciation rate now i two per cent. Gamble said there are many who feels that such a tai concession would be the greates possible incentive to home construction. In addition to the public housing provision, the Senate-approvet rural housing program. This would be carried ou' through long-term loans and smal outright grants by the federal ;l v- ernment. 2. A " five-year slum clearance program and extensive research k cut housing costs and improve mass production methods In home building. 3. Various insurance and credl Incentives to encourage private Industry to build more homes. These include insurance up to 95 per cent for veterans housing cooperatives and up to 90 per cent for other housing cooperatives. The Senate bill also contained a provision authorizing the government to insure an additional $2,000.000.000 worth of mortgages on new houses. The house has covered this in separate legislation. The Senate now is considering another temporary extension of this mortgage authority pending House action on tlie T-E-W bill. publicans bill calls for: 1- A 5208,000,000 Carroll County. Tlie collision of In two vegetable trucks on Highway 67 South of '' ( °° k the " fe of R - e e of Willlnm H. Christian, 27, of Shreveport La The truck he was driving rammed" e rear end of another driven by C. Gachot of Li U i e Roc k, who was not rmrt. A Little Rock Negro woman w» 5 booked on a charge of murder In connection with the fatal stabbing of her 45-year-old husband. The woman Is Rebecca Webb. The victim was Joe Stewart. Three Drivers Forfeit Bonds for Speeding t-j^ rec mcn for felted bonds of morntn aC!l i" Munld " al Court this morning when they failed to appear to answer charges of speeding. Harrf , ^ J " K ' Davls ' "arris and James H. Boyl Two other men, Homer Ayers and ii , driving charges but nri>- limlnary hearing, w | r , • pre morning. not held Oleo Tax Repeal Bill's Fate Rests With Vandenberg WASHINGTON. May 3. (U.P.I — A jurisdtctional ruling by senate President Arthur H. Vandenbcrg virtually certain to touch olf a Sen-jte fight on legislation to repeal federal taxes on oleomargarine. It may come today. He must rule whether a House- approved repeal bill will go to the Senate Finance or Agriculture Committee. Supporters of repeal want the bill sent to the Finance Committee. They believe this committee would approve the measure promptly. Opponents of repeal contend it should go to the Agriculture Committee, which appeared cooler toward the repeal proposal. Vandenberg would not say in ad- .ncc what his ruling would be. However, he recalled that the Senate on June 7, 1886, voted 22 to 21 to send to the Agriculture committee the bill originally taxing oleomargarine. It then was called "but- terinc." Sen. j. William Pulbrlght, D., Ark., claimed the Supreme Court was on the side of the repeal forces in the Jurisdictions! dispute. He said the court had upheld the margarine laws as "an excise of the taxing power of congress." He contended the bill was referred to the House Agriculture Committee "only because of an unprecedented and antiquated rule." BLYTHEV1LLB, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MAY 3, 1948 Mediators Meet With Rail Unions ". »»«on«l ralhoad mediators mct wUI " Gathings Urges Aid for Farmers Soil Conservation Payment Increase Sought in Congress WASHINGTON, May 3.-Rep E C. Gainings. First District of Ar-1 kansas, declared today that "there" Accorclill K to Mr. Odgen, super!«: Virii^*'' *tii* <-i nnn ._ ... > Intpnrloxt at r\i<of<~ inr» t , Missco Tops Membership Quota in AEA Mississippi County teachers have reached the 100 per cent goal for membership in the Arkansas Education Association, Ixiwell K. Ogden, county membership chairman, announced today. „ , i~uuj umi, Liiere nope that Congress will increase the appropriation for sofl conservation purposes above the present allocation ot $150.000,000. In a speech before the house Mr Gathings said that the fight for Intendent at Dyess. 302 teachers joined the association during the 1947-48 term of school. There nre still a few teachers In Mississippi County who have not joined, but since the number of teaching poslt- a greater appropriation, which was ' Ions on recor '< 1 'or Mississippi County unsuccessful in the house last year ' lnst 5 ' ear was 392 tn e 100 per cent will b« taken to the Senate where j fml has bee " reached. 1 s 50me f han « Ol getting the W. B. Nicholson, superlmientent , , ... of Blytheville Schools district mem- rt.i.. , °f 'he Arkansas i bershlp chairman, has announced delegation In Congress fought the that Blytheville is among the - "But'there Is still hope that the meager and Inadequate authorization of funds can be Increased in the Senate," he said. He explained that, under the rules, the House! vllle, Luxora; Manila,.- Mlssls_ County High School, Osceola, Sri nee, Whitton, Wilson and all grade schools. . Mr. Ogden stated that even can not vote funds In excess of an i th °"Bh the dues for the organlzat- autiior zalion previously set. The I !<m hac( Increased, there had been —""•-'--" no difficulty In reaching the 100 per cent mark. He praised tlie teachers' and school superinden tents for their cooperation in meeting their professional obligations. authorization of funds for'isis was voted last year and amounted to only $150.000,000. No such rule prevails In the Sen• ,^l r ' Mr ' Gainings said, ing: "Therefore, we are taking our fight for more funds to back the farmer In his struggle against soil erosion directly to our 1 In the United States Senate." Mr. Gathings said, "if our friends' in that body are successful In' increasing the funds for this purpose over the amount set aside by the House-and I am happy to say I believe such will be the case—the House will then be privileged to vote on compromise legislation." Can Hope for Increase "When this happens, as I believe it will, we can hope that the sum of $150,000,000 for soil conservation can be increased." . Mr. Gathings added that he was also endeavoring to have the "ridiculous" llmilation on soli payments o individual farmers removed Regarding the long-range farm program, Mr. Gathings told the House that the "unsettled times" mve made it unwise to commit the armer to a permanent agricu'/ire rogram now. He said he supported the recent action of the House Committee on Agriculture, of which he is a mem- er, to extend the- present support Jnce program for farm commodl- ics for a year and 51* months. "I believe this course was right" e said. "How do we know at this moment what the world situation vlli be a year from now? The Amer:an farmer knows well that his Red Cross Plans Annual Meeting, Election, May 11 George Lee, chapter chairman of the Chickasawba District of th- American Ked Cross, has appointed J. L. Gunn chairman of the committee to nominate chapter officers am; board members for the next fiscal year, July I, I9M through June 30,1949, it was announced today. ,,,^. rs ' B ' A - Lvncn . Mrs- Floyd A. White and O. E. Knudscn will complete the committee. The committee will submit a list of prospective officers and board members to the members of the Red Cross at the annual meeting to be held In the Court House at 7:30 p.m. May n. other nominations may be made from the floor at that time, Mr. Lee said. Blytheville Gets An Inch of Rain Storms in Kansas, Missouri and in Oklahoma Kill 10 Nearly an inch ot rain (ell Ir Blytlievillc Saturday night and earlj Sirnrtay, bringing to 21.4 Inches the total precipitation tills year, which Is nearly three times the totul foi the corresponding period In 1047, it wns disclosed by I?. E. Blnylock. official weather observer for Blytheville. In other parts of the nation tornadoes and electrical storms Icit nearly 20 persons ctuart after smashing through sections of the Middle West, West Virginia and Kentucky Twisters claimed 10 lives in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri during the week. Four persons were klllni fiy x tornado which ripped through central West Virginia and five died ia • Ulster which struck K)., last nljfht. electrocuted as thi ;rm In Illinois. - ,r_,_ caused hundreds' o' srid5 of dollars In prnperty damage. In Clarksburg, w. Va. more than • 200 houses were torn apart and some 500 persons Jef homeless. Four were killed. Three members of one family Raymond Ayler, 23, his wife, Pearl 16, and their son, all of West Milford, W. Va., were killed by tho tornado. The child was found buried in a pool of mud. Four persons were Injured and a dozen homes wrecked when a tornado tore through three Eastern Indiana counties, striking DeSoto, Ind., and near RUIgcvllIe. An eyewitness said he saw I group of houses on % mountainside In West VirRlnla blown clc.-ir across a valley where they were smashed against another mountain. Police Chief Charley Back of Mon- tlcello, Ky., said casualties In his city included five dead and nt least 50 injured. - The rainfall in Blythevlllc measured .95 of one Inch, the heaviest In several days. Tlie rain was helpful to gardens and early crops. The temperature this morning dropped to a low of 53 degrees frorr yesterday's high of B7 degrees, anc: Saturday's maximum of 83. The Weather Bureau In Little Rock predicted a few widely scattered showers for tonight and Tuesday with but little change in temperature. Eight in Race for Governor Rush Plans in Biennial Battle of Ballots LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 3.— 'OP)— Eight candidates for governor, who will present their qualill- Ix months have shown us that tftls was not the case. The American armcr has an Important stake In he Marshall Plan. How can we Hike long-range, plans for the far- icr until we know the outcome of he operation of this measure." New York Stocks Closing quotations: nicr Tobacco . . . \naconda Copper . 5eth Steel ........ Chrysler ......... 'OCA Cola ....... ten Electric ..... Sen Motors ...... Montgomery Ward f Y Central ...... nt Harvester . ... forth Am Aviation epubllc Steel . .. Socony Vacuum . 57 7-8 36 3< 7-8 58 1-2 173 36 1-8 56 57 3-«; 15 3-4 94 3-8 12 1-8 27 1-3 10 1-4 19 3-8 New York Cotton NEW YORK, May J. (UP)—Close teady. tar. ay uly >ct. >ec. Open High Low Close "'• * 31«o 3161 3720 3678 3175 3155 3735 3«70 3681 3680 36M Mlo i 3188 3300 Sid JvfcMath of Hot Springs opened headquarters In the new Capitol Hotel here today and scheduled a meeting of his "advisory committee" to decide on a campaign manager and other personnel Former Ally. Gen. Jack Holt ot Little Rock arranged headquarters in the Hotel Gleason but said the opening date and his campaign manager would be announced later. In other developments a self- termed "practical business man" opened his drive Saturday to succeed "Business Ben" Laney as governor. Fleming Speaks in Conw»r He was Charles A. Fleming, former county judge of St. Francis county. Opening his campaign at Conway, Fleming said "I am a practical busncss man and It Uk«»5 i practical man to make a good governor." -,Yci). The elderly candidate declared that schools and roads are the principal needs of the state and added "they are my first concern." Fleming placed himself on n •< cord a* opposing higher taxes or additional road bonds and admitted that he does not know where he would get money for highway maintenance and construction However, he told his listeners that county Judge of St. Francis County but added that he built 451 miles of road while in orilce. In Little Rock, former Internal Revenue Collector Horacn a Thompson also planned a meeting of his steering committee to map campaign plans. Thompson previously said he would open headquarters In the Martin Bulldlne, James Men-lit of McGchcc, former Arknnsns commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, said he planned Little Rock offices about May 10 while Bob Ed Loftln of Fort Smith, another VFW head, was awaiting a decision from his steering committee before announcing headquarters plans He said lie probably would maintain Fort Smith headquarters only during the early part of the campaign. Debate Ii Scheduled John Lonsdale ot Lonsdalc and James Mackrell of Little Rock continued as the only vigorous campaigners—both touring the state with musical accompaniment. Mackrell was the first man to open capitol city headquarters. And as the -?mpalgn moved Into Its first full week, a proposed debate between y 'I'ath and Holt at the Unlverslly of Arkansas on June 4 loomed prominently as the green .light for all-out campaigning. Other candidates may appear on the platforrr. jvlth the two University ot Arkansas graduates. Hardy Rowland of Little Rock, who pulled something of a surprise by paying his entrance fee before the ticket closed' last Wednesday, yesterday announced his withdrawal from the governor's racs. Arab and Jewish Guns Silenced by Order of British Command to 'Ccait Fir*' It Reinforced With Prash Troops By !*» Turner United Pr«« Staff C'ocrwpondent JERUSAIJM, May J. (UP)-Hllt- Ish reinforcement* poured into Jerusalem today and silenced Arab and Jewish guns in the Holy City tinder a tough "wase fire" order "Plenty" of fresh British fighting men already have entered Jerusn- iHin to "control the situation,", a high British official said, Indicating Dial tho government had rtetermn- L'd lo enforce pence here at leiut until thu May 15 expiration of the British mandate. Tlie city Itself was quiet, only HI occasional single shot goumlliiii tim-lna tin, day, tl!d llle Brlt | 6(l were miking with Jewish and Arab ofllclals In an effort to achieve a solid truce. Sir Henry Ourney, chief secretory ol tho Palestine government announced the arrival of the British reinforcements. Tlie swiftly dei'el- oplnic chaos In the Holy City had forced reversal ot British withdrawal tactics. ICelnforcementa Sufficient "A military operation customarily i secret," Gurncy said, "but 1 can say (hat sufficient rclnforcemcjils are now arriving to control the Rit- unlUm." It was understood Hint conslder- >lc units ol men wore being flown directly [o Palestine from Cyprus, where the British have been guarding 30.0CO Jews who wero. Interned when they nought to enter Palestine illegally. Tlie British spokesman said that all 12 members of the Arab Higher Committee, have Ictt Palestine for neighboring Arab states. Tlie last man left only today for Amman, capital of Trans-Jordan. Walter Eyetan, Jewish Agency spokesman, said tlie Arab leaders were victims of a "flleht psychosis" which he said was sweeping Arauu throughout Palestine. In the absence ol the high Arab leaders, the British conducted cou- Icrcnccs with Jewish leaders and Arab sub-executives In an ettort to reach agreement on a truce lot all of Jerusalem at least. ArMu remaining here denounced the British, alleging that they had permitted tin Jewish forces of Haganah to make gains in the recent lighting- here.-They laid the KaUmon suburb was <kwl io the Jews because the British kept BOO Arabs from entering the battle, Eyetan charged that th* British li«rc also had been suffering from a fl(,lit psychosis which had reduced their officialdom here to'30 men. Less than a dogen no'n-Jewlsn Americans, exclusive of correspondents and the skeleton consulate itaif, remained In Jerusalem. About 20 Jewish Americans registered with the consulate, but^a good many others were counting on the new Jewish stale to protect them. Arab scources scoffed at Jewish claims that organized Arab forces [rom Syria and Lebanon already iind entered Palestine, and asserted these were Haganah propaganda designed to gain the world's sympathy British officials agreed that no Invasion had occurred. Mobile Health Unit Reaches Many in County The Mobile Hctuth Unit opened It's third week of clinics In Mississippi County at the Montgomery Store In Reiser today. Ten communities have already been surveyed and that many more have clinics scheduled before the mass survey closes May 12. Last week's schedule closed at Victoria Saturday, where 217 persons had chest X-rays, given by tlie State Board of Health In conjunction with work of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association. Mrs. A. M. Rodgers, chairman, Mrs. C. E. Lynch, Mrs. Gilbert Lynch. Mrs. Ted Blxler, W. P. Ellis, vllss Tlielma Mae DInsmore, Mfss Vivian Petty and Miss Dorothy Miz- -II assisted In the clinic at Victoria. After the clinic In Kelser today he unit will be moved to Etowah for the session from a a. m, until noon tomorrow, and In the aftcr- loon It will move to West Rlige, where it Is scheduled from 2 p. m' o 5 p. m. The clinic will be set up n the Etowah Theatre and In the :chool cafeteria at West Ridge. Other communities on this week's scheduled are Dyess, Whitton, and Joiner. Weather Arkansas forecMt: Partly cloudy with a few widely scattered showers n South portion, and not much hangc in temperature today, tonight, and Tuesday. Minimum this morning—M. Maximum yesterday—87. Minimum Sun. morning—«•. Maximum Saturday—83. Sunset today—6:«. Sunrise tomorrow—5:07.- Preclpitation, M hours to T »m. oday—.95. Total since Jsn, I—Sl.40. Mean temperature (midway be- ween high and low)—705. Normal mean for May—701 Thh Date LMt Tew Minimum this morning—*. Maximum yesterday'—70. Precipitation, Jut. 1 to thl« date —7.75. House Committee Okays Draft Bill ToCallMenl9-23 . WASHINGTON, Mayg. (U.P.)-The House Armed Ser*i cc s Comi.iiUee today voted 28 to 6 to draft men 19 throu7h 25 Cor two years of military duty. wiuugn Veterans generally would he exempt Enough men would be caller] to boost the Army, N»w Air I'ovco from tlicir Hrnsotil; st.rp.nrfh ~r i vat =A n ..!* 1111(1 to it total of 2,005,882 by Wins State Honor . to 1,384,500 men JV>rc« would be built up men—enough to support E, M. Holt, of ' Holt Funeral a 70-group air force. The draft would itet under way automatically Con * ll '" "PI"" 0 ™ 11 b * The committee acted after Defense Secretary James Forrestal culled the draft bill an "excellent- measure. He urged fast approval Tlio committee's okay gives the I measure a good boost toward pas- sago. Uut It docs not assure that it will become law. It must pass the House and Senate and be signed by the president before It can become effective. However, the House Republican leadership hinted today it will give tlie bill a green light. -v Rep. Leslie Arends, B., HI,, houa* majority whip and a member of the Armed Services Committee, announced that he will support the draft lr» tlie House, Ho warned, however, he will change Ills mind If nuy effort is made to couple the bill with Unt-' versa! Military Training. • 'Hie Senate Armed Services Com-i mlttce has been studying a '"blend 1 ? proposal for coupling Die draft and Would Call Men 19-ZS Tlie bill approved today by the House Committee provides for registration of all men 18 through J0. v Those 10 through 25 could be called for two years' service. Home' ol ulythevliic has returned from . Lltlki Rock where he was, - ^...~ .„..,.„,,. elected president of the Arkansas i Committee Chairman Walter ^. Funeral Ulicctora Association nt ils I Andrews, R., N. Y., said he hope! 47th minimi convention. Mr. Holt ""' ' was also selected ns a delegate to the national convention In Detroit m October. Red Cross Offers To Take Holy City It Proposed .; .;,To Prevent Battle Damage in Jerusalem LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., May 3 (UP)— The International Hed Cross has offered to take over the entire ^.miium. city of Jerusalem !u nn effort, to 1 Forrestal, tcstifylni avert chaos In tho Holy City, It was minute hearing befon learned today. The Red Cross lias stipulated that warring Arabs and Jews must agree to Hie emergency measure. Arab nnd Jewish agreement still Is being awaited, a reliable souce disclosed, A spokesman fo r Great Britain told tlie United Nations trusteeship Council of the Red Cross piop- sal. tlie draft bill will be brought to the House floor for debate soK«- tlmo next week. • ' These committee member* Toted against the bill: Reps, rjcwcy Short, R., Mo'., O. W. Bishop, R, 111., James J. Heffer- ntm, D., N. Y., Philip J. Phllbln, D, ' Mass., and Franok, B. Havenner, D- Cnl- Arends made .ft plain the Houat leadership bus no Intention, of approving UMT at this session. ,. "We all recognize .what the tat* of UMT would be In this House," he jt»l<J tn,.,ou«Moning Jtomwital. Areno> t «dded that he wants "no ; "backstage 'maneuverit^" by tHi Army to amend the draft btil oii th« Hoiise lloor to include some form of UMT. He said he will support the bill In the House on that condition. ftt a' Isst- arlng before, the, Tot« was taken, said he favors the draft bill" but would prefer *.e combined draft-UMT measure. He said, however, that he preferred a simple'.draft to nothing. Call, BIU -Excellent" "The simple fact,is, we must have selc.cllvc service, and this bill provides it," Forrestal'told the committee in Inst-mlnule hearings. John Fletcher Cooke of i Grent "The bill before you'Is excellent." Britain told the council in a httst- Army Secretary Kenneth C. Roy- nil also told the committee no lly-callcu prlvnto meeting that representatives if the Red Cross had .- change Is necessary in committee approached sir Alan Cunningham, Chnlrman Walter o. Andrews' bill British High Commissioner hi Pal- i to put more than 100,000 men Into cstlnc, with Uio plan. ' uniform by 1950. It was designed to save Jerusalem, Forrestal restated his belief that holy to Christians, Jews and Mos- ] » Senate plan to merge or "blend" lems alike, from the chaos that; tn <! draft with modified Universal seems almost certain unless sonic j Military Training has "a great deal neutral authority s i cp s in utter 'of merit." But he said it is not British rule ends May 16. Cookc emphasized llml mnny details remained to be worked out before the Red Cross could act In the emergency. I'lan Plausible Arab and Jewish spokesmen, who heard of the proposal In the private meeting told the council lliey !md on word of such an offer from their superiors In Palestine. An omclal of the American Red Cross In New York said he could not confirm Cooke's announcement but added that the plan appeared "Plausible." The of[lclal snid It was possible the Red Cross would take over re- siJonsibillty (or the general welfare ol Pntestltii>--food, water supply. tho long-term answer to U. S. mtll- Inry security. Porrcslal said lie Is not too particular now how UMT Is enacted, whether In combination with a draft or separately. Tlie important thing, he said, is to get It enacted. "I feel ttiat it is my responsibility In the light of world conditions/' he said, "to try to strengthen our national security...by working for the best legislation that seems to hnve a practical opportunity of being enacted at this session." The House Armed Services Committee previously has voted for UMT But House leaders have never let the UMT bill come to the lloor for an actual vote. Forrestal said his endorsement of operation of .hospitals, provision' oil H 1 ? A n( J re ws bill does not mean'he ••-- ••• thinks it is perfect. For one thing, dwelling and the Reliable sources disclosed, meanwhile, that the Arab states neighboring Palestine had Informed the United States and Great Britain they would not invade Palestine until after Britain's mandate ends May 15. The Arabs have made clear they ntcnd to move Into the Holy Land 'If the United Nations does not irrive at an acceptable solution" by the time Great Britain's mandate mds, one of the sources said. Thus far the Arabs have insisted that a solution leading to anything bvit Arab control ot Palestine i< not acceptable. Attack Will Walt An authoritative source confirmed hot the Arab league slntes hart made clear to the two big Western countries that they did not plnu to nvade the Holy Land while Britain's mandate remains In effect. The private guarantees appeared to dlscrldit talk of an Arab Invasion any time before the mandate ends. Britain appeared to Jews and Arabs In the Trusteeship Council ti agree with the UN on selection of a neutral authority to rule Jersualcm after May 15. Coofce warned the TIN Trusteeship Council that unless some neutral authority Is appointed by the day Jritxln's mandate ends, there will be no authority to prevent chaos In the Holy city. he said, he would have written into the btli a stronger prvision for deferring scientists and scientific students. Finance Firm Moves To New Office Building General contract Purchase Corporation opened today in Its new location, 106 "South Fifth, in the new Tom Little Building at Fifth and Main Streets. ,The finance firm moved from it* former location at 152 West Ash to the new building Saturday. By moving to the new Ioc4ll»n, the firm has doubled its office space. Two new employes have been added to the finance company'* staff. General Contract Purchase Cor- ' poration opened her* In its former location Nov. 26, 19«, w lth Clyde Harper, now ol Carulhersvllle, Mo, as manager John V. Eawiings, the present manager, took over from Mr. Rar- per April 14, 1947. Soybeans May July Nov. (Prtcec f. «. k, CMea««) open high low 1:» 398 SOS* J*5» 1Mb Mta 3*7a 300B

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