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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT KEWSPAWB OF HORTHKA8T ARKAN«A« a>m .™™.._ * "^~*: ~ T K - / VOL, XLV—NO. 38 Blythevillf Courier Blythevlll* Daily Newi Mississippi Vallej Leader Blytheville Herald MUCAKSA8 AND •OOTHEABT UIBBOUW Jerusalem Quiet As Arab-Jewish Truce Is Begun Pol«tin« Fighting End* for First Tim« Sine* Lost November B.v Leo Turner (United Prt« sUff Correspondent JERUSALEM, May 8. (UP) Peace came to Jerusalem today r o th«. first time since last Novembe * f.i a truce between the warring >'')!/> and Arabs became effectiv i-'ot a single shot was hear throughout the city In the firs "ours after the cease fire agreemen « ie Into force. The Holy City hac known s uch a lull since the par oning decision touched off th hostilities In Palestine. The Jittery people, Jews am Arabs alike, feared It was a mer pauae in the battle. They believe fighting .was likely to be set of again by the slightest provocation Iron, either camp. Each faction was holding its <£<re waiting for the other to move. Tn Arabs agreed In talks with th British yesterday to stop fightin if the Jews did. Jewish leaders sale they had heard nothing direct fron the British government. Their onl Intimation of a cease fire agree mnet, they said, was a broadcas by the Jerusalem radio last right Waiting and Seeing Jewish military and political lead er s adopted a wait and see attitud pending a conference with Sir Alan Cunningham, the British high com mi.<:M',..ier.^It was scheduled to b held at government house tomorrow It was a weird atmosphere tha hung over Jerusalem aft,.- t:-, shooting stopped. Today was th . Jewish Sabbath. There was llttl -.-traffic. The stillness was broke only by the wailing 1 of a Khamseen wind sweeping the city. . Late last night the Arabs appear jCd. k> be making one last effort t '•Improve their positions around th Wewlsh Mckor Halm quarter. Ha ganah sources reported a hcav barrage of artillery on the Jewish positions. Wav6 after wave of Aral shock troops were beaten off n dawn without gaining an inch Sh.// For $5,100, alt Wilson Auction Thirty-six 221 at the horse.s brought -$45,registered Tennessee walking horse auction held by J. H Grain on the Grain Plantation Wilson yesterday. Top bid of the sale was for Order's Joy Boy, a two-year old black stallion, which sold for »5,IOO. G K Beam of Baton Rouge, La., purchased the stallion. The 36 registered horses sold during the sale brought an average bij of »1,256.16, one of the highest ever recorded in tin's area. The band oi walking horses was offered for sale by Mr. Crain. Grain's Cream Puff and Ace'c Judy Wilson, a pair of two-ycaj -old mares, brought second high bids :;'. *2,90a each and Merry Easter i « Kid mare, was third with a S2 bit!.. O. G. Smith of Blytheville was in charge of the sale. and. Eddy Bryant of Lewisburg. Tcnn., officiated in the ring. Forty-seven horses werc shown during the sale but only J6 werc sold. Through an error it was stated yesterday that. Wilson's Merry Boy was to be among the horses auctioned but Mr. Crain said tod-.y that this prize animal was not listed among the horses offered for sale. N. Missco Forms Appcrentiy Free Of Army Worms County Agent Keith Bilbrey Ua'- ed today that a check of rye a.itl oat fields in North Mississipoi Count:.' yesterday failed to revejl signs o! army worms reported infesting similar crops in the Southern in,if o( the county Mr Bilbrey stated that he had chcckto with several farmers ;i this aixa who have sizeable rye an-1 oat croris and that no reports'of th" worms had b;cn received However, he warned farmers' to co:-tiruc to watsh their fields fo- «»y s,;ns of worms. Tiie nppe.i--- nco of annj- won.-s in .Mississippi Coumy is about two weeks early he s.i.ci, Jl * F,v.-,; appearance of the worms in is coiinly wc:e repoiicd Oils week by two South Mississippi Coun-.v pl.intK-5. The worms were found MI cat fields. Three Seek Presidency At Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce . HOT SPRINGS, Ark., May 8. (U.P.)—Jimmle Edwards of Blytheville who seeks the presidency of the Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce will compete against two other candidates in the election scheduled for late today at the annual convention here. Texarkana is supporting Its president, Gregory Dozier, who proposed the United states Junior C. of C.'s international farm project; and the other candidate is Olen DontUdson presidBnt of the DeQueen unit. More than 200 delegates have registered for the convention, which opened yesterday, and they represent 25 clubs. UN May Select Palestine Heirs U.S., Great Britain And France Likely Nations to Take Over LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., May 8 (UP)—-With Great Britain pulling the strings, the United Natlonl General Assembly moved gradually oday toward the selection of the Uni ed States. France and Belgium as tne temporary heirs to Pnipitin* on May 15. ""lestlne Britain has proposed that the consuls of those three countries already working in Jerusalem as a UN truce team, serve as the nucleus of a neutral authority which would replace the British administration of the Holy Land a week from today. The t Wee-power group would b« expended to include two or three men considered neutral by both Arabs and Jews and also the chairman of the UN Palestine Commission, Dr. Karcl Lisicky of Ccecho- slovakia. ' The 12 - nation subcommittee wording on a.successor to Britain's regime In Palestine called two private /meetings today to consider the British plan. British Proposal Likely The British proposal was considered likely to win assembly approval by default, since the world parliament has little time left in which to handle the Palestine dilemma and suggestions from London are the only ones that have not been emer- legal gopernment of Palestine after the British mandate ends at midnight May H even though it would have no orders and no powers to suppress the threatened Arab-Jewish war for control of the Holy Land. UN diplomats believed the British plan was calculated to take Into account the fact that Palestine's Jcu's^iave carved out a state in Palestine by force of arms. It would not necessarily mean however, that the UN would be extending official recognition to the Jewish state. Instead, it would be possible for the UN "authority" to JLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS. SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1948 Group in House Fears Soviets to Rush Showdown CommitU* on Armed Service Appeali for Action on Draft Act By Frank Elfaw-r United Press Staff CorrMjwndenl WASHINGTON, May. 8. (UP) Tiie House Armed Services Committee, appealing tor prompt enactment of the draft, said today Russia may "risk a showdown" with the United Slates at any moment. In a gravely-worded majority report on Ihe selective service hill the committee said this "new and ominous possibility" has been raised by recent Soviet moves in Europe. The report said Russia may gamble on a showdown now "on the assumption that the future can bring only a worsening of the Soviet position." "It is in order to deter any such rash decision on the part of the Soviet government," the committee said, "that it is new imperative for the United states to transform a reasonable measure of its armed strength for potential to actual." The committee called for speedy congressional action on the two- year lB-tlirough-25 draft bill which it approved Monday. Al the same time, a five-man minority on the conimilt« filed a report denouncing the draft bill aj "a program for war." Charging that tiie army deliberately has held up its voluntary recruiting program to make the draft and universal training look necessary, the minority sid: "It is significant that every major power in history which has had peacetime conscription, inevitably has been led into war and eventually to defeat and utter ruin "We do not believe that we' are warranted in taking »uch a fatal course. . ." Committee Chairman Waller G Andrews, R., N. Y., hopes to bring the draft bill to the House floor for a vote May 17 or 18. Draft legislation also is being prepared in the Senate. The majority report said the draft .5 a "necessary response . ., . lo specific, aggressive and dangerous actions on the part of the Soviet Union." it cited'the Communist .coup In Czechoslovakia, pressure on Fln- !and. Soviet diplomatic "probings" on the Scandinavian Peninsula and "severe and annoym- restrictions" put on American occupation troops 111 Germany. The.se actions, the report said, ;'bring to the forefront a possibility that appeared remote six months attempt working out a sort of con- [ federation in which Jews and Arabs ; would sliare the Holy Land. Mrs. May LaCoste Dies Following Heart Attack OSCEOLA, May 8—Mrs. May Ln- Coste, of the Nodena community died of a heart attack at .the home of her daughter Mrs. .7. K. Sampson In Nodena last night. She was 70. Born in Pickensville. Ala.. Mrs. LaCoste moved to Mississippi County in 1927. She had made her home Truman Quietly Observes 64th Birthday Today WASHINGTON, IVfay 8 (UP) — President Truman received a cake and a bouquet of 64 red roses from members of his staff today a s he observed his 64th birthday anniver- Other bouquets of carnations and snapdragons from the White House police wore on his desk when he went to work. Mrs. William Simmons, wife of the While House receptionist, baked the cake which the president with her daughter since that time.] one of Mr Tv,, n , ,. „ . She was n menihcr nf fh n r- a i,,,,,, . _ one <" " r - Truman's first She was a member, of the Calvary :plscopal Church in Osceola, the Davis Chapter of the United Daugh- crs of Confederacy and the Cooperative Woman's Club of Wilson. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p. m. tomorrow at the home by he Rev. Thomas Smythc of Tupelo Miss. Burial will be In the Uassett Cemetery with National Funeral Home of Memphis In charge. In addition to her daughter, she s survived by one brother. Edward McCrcary of Newport, two grand daughters and two great grand chil- tor s n-as Sen. Owen Brewstcr R Me. He presented the chief executive with the first salmon criight this year from the Bangor Pool on the Pcnobscot River in Maine. Tho eight pound fish was cau?ht Thursday and flov.Ti to Washington Members of the White House staff also presented Mr. Trnrnan with the newly designed World War I discharge button. The president wore the gold pin today. Brig. Gen. Wallace sal d the president weighs 174 pounds and is in good physical health. His doctor, H. Graham, Methodists Show Enthusiasm Over Plan Being Tested Here Methodlat leader, in Am.rlca hiv. Lunched a program to d«l with he P«W«m. of ,h, ma,, on th. .treet and in th, rural a«a. or M» n.tion, the R«v. K. U Roblson, p«tor of th. Blythevlll, ParUh, a.14 today on ' EIGHT PAGES Wt »ald that the rural churches la Mississippi County eastern Arkaruaj are Uklng ! easern Ar kwliM m takln . . ^ ta toe Mw wllne*. Program and th. u« of a mobiie eh.peMn area, have permanent hou.es o, worahlp won praise ,«,,„ North- th« lay do not ag- Arkansas Sales Reported Higher Separate Reports Paint Bright Picture Of Business in State ted By United Prru Two separate reports today paln- d a bright picture for business in Arkansas. The Federal Reserve Bank of 8t Louis said retail sales In Little Rock for the week ending May 1 were eight per cent higher than the same week last year, 23 per cent love the four weeks ending May 1 at. and eight per cent hig"her"lor"uie first four months of 1948. The report was based upon figures submitted by five Little Rock stores. The bank also said that retail sales in seven other cities ill the district, Including Fort Smith, were higher. They were ii|> 20 per cent for the week ending May I, up 32 per cent for the four weeks ending May 1, and up 30 per cent for the first four months of 1048. Simutaneously, the Arkansas' Economic Council-State Chamber of Commerce said the West South Central Region, comprising, Arkansas, Texas, Louslana and Oklahoma, was one of the brightest spots In the nation. Wholexale Buiineai Up Sales by wholesales for March were -14 p«r cent higher than year ago, one per cent above the nationwide increase pf 13 per cent. The report was based on information furnished by the Department ol Commerce. Machinery and equipment sales led off with a 48 per cent Increase. •In the electriclal group, full line wholesale sales were up 41 per cent, wiring and construction supplies up 23 per cent*.but sales ol appliances and specialties were. off one per cent. Jewelry, lumber and building material sales were up 28 per cent, Industrial supplies up 23 per cent, automotive supplies up 14 per cent, surgical and medical equipment up 13 per cent; hardware up nine pel- cent, tobacco products up six per cent, dry goods and drugs up four per cent, and groceries up oni per cent. many •tending the conference. The R«v. J. Albert Oatlin, superintendent of the Jonesboro DU*-iot of the MethodUt Church, and the Rev. Mr. Roblson t<vA t>'c ("-' •••-••mobile chapel to Boston. Visitor! in cities where stops Acre .... u •n route to and from the convention commented favorably on thii new trend In church promotion. 8<rir«« » Chairman The Rev. Mr. Oatlln nerved u chairman of a conference committee on the Lay Ministry Progrnm In which laymen are used to fill pulpits In the rural areas where the pastor normally can make but one visit each month. The program won committee approval and the plan wns presented to the whole conference. The Jonesboro District project was declaimed one of the best programs of its kind in all of Methdlsm, the Rev. Mr. Robison reiwrted. He was enthusiastic over the ef- ,forts of the church to bring religion closer to the everyday problems of the men and women In the cities and In the rural areas. "We are making headway," he »ald, "with an effort lo put religion into the everyday activities of men and women with modern problems on their hands. It is not enough to think of the church and religion on Sundays and then wrestle with the problems of life and the rest of the week. Religion and the church should help Christians to meet and solve those problems," he said. The Rev. Mr. Roblson will preach tomorrow morning in the Lone Oak Methodist Church. West of .Blythevllle, snd In Qosnell Sunday night. He also Is pastor of the Half Moon MethodUt Church. While he was In Boston, the pulpits were filled each Sunday by laymen from the First Methodist Church In Blythevllle. SINGLE COPIES RIVE CENT» White House Works Hard In Effort to Prevent Rail Walkout Set for Tuesday Oleo Tax Repeal Fight May Block Farm Legislation BaftU in Congress May End Possibility Of Action This Session WASHINGTON, May 8. (Tjp)_ The nngry Congressional fight ncer oleo tax reiwnl threatened loday lo block enactment of a now lonir- rango farm program this year Chairman Cllfflrd R. Hope. R Kans,, of the House Agriculture Committee, said he still believes there Is a chance the program will be approved before Congress qulu work, probably next month. But both House and Senate fhrm leaders said privately the breach caused by the oleo battle Is so wide that agreement on «. farm program may be Impossible. "Many of the dairy state Republicans are so angry over the margarine question that It's difficult to sec them agreeing to anything the Southerners want," one lender .inld The hill to' crasu the 10-cenls-n- pouml federal tax on colored oleo Government Prepares to Seize Lines Unless Accord Reached By Laurence Goader United Pre«i Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Mny 8. (TJ.P.)-The white Houaa ' worked ..gainst.time to<l R y in conferences ,with officials to Weekend Holds Labor Decisions Experts Prepare Final Efforts to Head Off Walkouts (By Ur,U f ,« Pr«!») More tluin 225,000 railroad an au o worker, tfldny werc ™« » s rlkc next week hut the House White w;i« confident It could at biow ° f » Russia Ready ToWtbJraw Korean Trbtips SEOUL, Korea, May 8 (UP1— Lt. Oen. P. O. Korotkov. Soviet occupation commander In Norttiern Korea, announced today that Russia has completed arrangements for the Immediate withdrawal of Russian troops from Northern Korea. He did not specify when they would Tuberculosis Tests Made for 625 in Joiner The largest clinic of the mass survey schedule In Mississippi County was conducted at Joiner yesterday, where 625 chest x-rays were made by the Mobile Unit, owned and operated by the Stale Board'of Health. In the two weeks the clinics have been In progress more than 6250 persons have been x-rayed, Mrs. O. G. Redman, executive secretary for the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, announced. Clinic officials praised the local. - _ ,... o workers in the Joiner community'ment would follow Moscow's orders Threat of Nationwide Railroad Strike Launches Upward Food Price Trend By Mlrhael O'Neill, Jr. United Press .SlaTf Cnrrcspondcnl CHICAGO, May 8. (UP) - The i cd sharply nre.it ol a nationwide railroad ~~ tr-kc started lood-prices climbing oday. Embargoes on perishable ship- ic:us sent -nit and vegetable rices slioctjiij! up in New York and 'hica^o. Experts snid it would oe nly a mater of time until the in- rcns:s spread to Ihe rest ot the oiv.Hry. With the walkout set for TUCJ- <••}-. many railroads notified shia-! O'Dwyer warned Wr-wild^pccT crs Mat perishables'and livestock I lation" already was underway as a Yin mnL'^H m-.til IL,* _-:-:. ' . ,. ., .. . i,\*,..i»j nj, A y was unerway as a ould not be moved until the crisis ie.sult of the,embargoesT^od pric- t;)il - u - r P* r*linllvi/l nV,p,,^M.. shifts by next week. Cr.ilot prices of vegetables Jumu- Chicago ycsterdav. Wholesale and retail prices remain- id unchanged for the time being but were expected to follow suit Some typical increases were: Lettuce from {5 to S6 a crate and carrots from $553 for six-dc*:n bunch crates to $5.5o anci S7. A large Chi- caso fruit handling firm said'prices remained steady but that a "rusn" was on (o stock up. In New York, Mayor William York Cotton (lie increases will sprea whether there is a NEW YORK, May 8. (UP) _ Close very steady. op«n high low J, r 3227 3247 32M ,' n . y 3704 3730 3704 1 , v 3654 3070 ,1635 S" 3310 3340 3310 i.;_i"'_r' 325 ° 321S «» «POt« float ttU,, ^ M. close 3246 3729 3670 3334 3274 cart-next week Dealers in perishable foodstuffs ,. -U7*e or not. in New York said If thn *triv*> CHII He explained that Vhe railroad ,s imminent when he market S ' c ments'V 005 , H 63 " C H Ui " s ° ff !hi|) - • opc " tllnlorrow "'Slit dealers probl moms jesterday and would conlin- : ably will hold out for even hlKh°r ue lo ,lo so until at least four days prices g alter the strike or threat of strike has passed. During that time, he said, there probably tng and , bc " : sl . lr « e The possibility arose that prices might dip In the West Coast where a railroad strike will strand more looci tnan Is needed. At the same and stated that everyone In the community co-operated thoroughly with the clinic work. Mrs. W. B Burkett headed the clinic committee In Joiner and was assisted by Mrs. Joe Miller, Mrs. Fort Dlxon VIrs. Jane Norton, Mrs. T. R Wll- ctt. Mrs. Don Fletcher. Mrs E B Bell. Mrs. C. L. Rcddoch, and Mrs I1IH Hosey. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Walker of Little Rock are operating the unit for the State Board of Health, and Mrs. Kedman slntcfd that they will remain here until the survey is complete. Mr. and Mrs. Rny Power were here from the State Health Department during the first week of the clinics, but were replaced by Mr. and Mrs. Walker this week. Next week's clinics will open at Dr. Ellis' clinic In Wilson at 9 a.m. Monday. The schedule will be completed Wednesday. Special School Election Held to Okay Bond Plan Voters in the Blythevllle Special District were voting this afternoon In a special election lo ratify a proposal by the district directors and the State Department of Education calling for irsuranco of $317.000 In bonds to retire outstanding bonds and provide additional funds for repairs and Improvements to the schools. Polls opened at 2 p. m. am i will Tire Store on Main, the No 2 Fire leave. The Russian announcement was made In a letter addressed to Kim Doo Bong, No. 3 Soviet puppet In Northern Korea and chairman of political conference held In Pyongyang. capital of the Soviet occupation zone. The letter wns broadcast by Radio Pyongyang. ' It said that the Russian command repeatedly has sought a Joint withdrawal of Soviet mid Amer'jnn occupation forces from Korea but that the United States has refused. "Tlie government of the U, S. S. R. has had the necessary arrangements made for immediate withdrawal of Its troops from Korea in order to make ' American troops withdraw from Korea simultaneously," the letter said. The new Soviet demand for withdrawal from Korea followed organization of a puppet government In the North. American officials Insist the puppet govern- whether Russian troops remained or not. Blytheyille Radio Station Granted FM Permit Harold L. Sudbury, owner and operator of KLCN In Blylhevllle, has been Issued a FM broadcasting station construction permit, It was announced by the Federal Communications Commission yesterday. Weather and the riunrtcr-cent levy on tho while kind already has passed the of butter, so the two could be easily distinguished, i Pro-butter legislators have voiced fears that if lax Is repealed, merchants may try to pass off oleo as butter. Dixie state Congressmen led the fight for the repealer because cottonseed oil Is used In oleo. At the time the bill passed the House, dairy state Congressmen promised were reprisals. The government price support level will be an Important nnglo o( any new farm program. This would "give the irate dairy sinters a chance to hit at the Southerners. The Dixie Congressmen want to keep the present price floor under cotton. Thin obligates the government to support cotton prices at 92-M per cent of parity. The program, however, runs out Dec. 31 unless renewed by Congress. Mn.. n r n7 i ' (1C n Ual A38i . f)tmit *>>'" B. Steelman, former Arkan- srm.jiict m the morning with representatives of the - - " " carriers. Even wliile lhl s meeting was still in progress he summoned the head* pf the three strike-threatening unions to confer with him this afternoon. The union chiefs met twlca with Stcclmmi yesterday. After the session with the operators, Steelman s ald thai m far he had found no txisis an which he could brin* the operator, *nd unlonx Into a Joint meetlnf. Bat he waj striving to brlnj abont such a meetlnf. He announced ho would meet at 2:15 p.m., EOT,' with the union representatives and gain with the Industry representatives at 2-30 p.m. Doth groups api>arently would be in tiie White House but separately, Ht the same tlnie. Eben Ayors, assistant Whlt« House press secretary, wHo acted as spokesman tor Steelman, said tho operators and Steelman reviewed the whole situation In their morning session "especially th« recommendations of President TTU- mnn's Emergency Fact - Findlnz Board." As the strike deadline crept clc*- cr, the situation was this: 1. The government was prepared t» selie the rail linen If n* settlement In reached by Monday. A hljrh official believed the onion* would not strike if the coven. ment takes over the line*. 2. The White House denied that any proposal had been mad* for a 20-dny postponement o! the strike. . 3. More than 50 raUroads*atread»; had Imposed embargoes"'on »nip- menls of perlsiiablB food and UT»-'' stock. 4. Even If there is no strike, much of the public will have to pay higher prices for some foods ue- cnuse of the embargoes on perishables. Northern cities are expected to be hardest hit. Prices probably will begin'rising Monday, an Agriculture Department expert said, 1 and be felt most Tuesday and Wednesday. 5. Southern consumers «f Yea~e- tablcs anil fruits may art *, •/' " price break." Those living near the hie producing areas should irel lower price* u the stocks pU« up. , •" »••••« wintiMJ.} of Ihe American Association of Hnlt- «mi the ' nle f, 1 ""'on Proposals for settling the dispute. a. Federal mediators cnllcd IICBO- llators for the CIO Packinghouse Workers and the big four packers Into a new meeting at Chicago today to «eek M, end to the-62-day- old mcnt strike. 3. Cyrus Ching. chief of the U S Conciliation Service, Wns on the scene at Detroit where mediators were attempting to resume negotiations to head off « strike by the CIO United Auto Workers against Chrysler Corporation next Wednesday. 4. Ohing demanded Ihut Boeing Airplane Coitpnny officials comply "fully and promptly" .with his re- miest that they meet with mediators In. Washington Monday for neso- lliiltons with striking mechanics. Special Panel Meet* The House Agriculture Committee on cotton, corn, wheat, tobacco n would meet with them. Swift stnt- other basic crops ranging from 75 Ho also wns asked if there was Common Pleas Court " Tilc To Be Convened Monday County Judge Rolnnd Green will nwba District of Mississippi County I The auto worker* -ippk opcning Monday morning. The court' totalling nbom 45'cent. hfm >' csterd! >y a s their minimum i. It "tn- ARKANSAS forecast: Fair and warmer today and tonight. Sunday, partly cloudy with scattered thundershowers. v Minimum this morning—53. Maximum yesterday—73. Sunset today—6:50. Sunrlso tomorrow—5:03.' Precipitation, 24 hours to 7 am. loday—none. ' Total since Jan. 1—22.47. Menu temperature (midway between high and low)—63. Normal mean for May—70.2. This D»l« Last Year Minimum this morning—*7. Maximum yesterday—11. Precipitation, Jan. 1 to this dat« -7.75. New York Stocks , Station, .Mullins stcre Yarbro . and at the white school at Clear Lake. The voters were asked to authorize a six-mill annual tax levy to be used exclusively for retirement the new bond Issue and meet Interests requirement*. The new Issue Is to run for 28 years and nine months, hut provision Is made for calling bonds in advance o! maturity when funds an available to «- Bcth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Csntral Int Harvester North Am Aviation .. Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Studcb.ikcr Standard of N J .... Texan Corp SB 3-8 36 3-* 34 1-4 S7 7-8 15 7-8 95 3-4 13 1-4 M 7-8 H 3-4 19 7-8 23 3-4 7D 1-4 , r i- !„ „„ , . The presidential assistant was pro- hands" ho said J conlp€tcnt Pared lo explore with them the pro- The' union broke off negotiations ?° SnIS wl " Ch the Unlon leatters gav * early "-• --• • • met with Steelman comprised William T. F.iricy, president of the hears civil cases with authorit7"to"' workers* I'tTie" "chrys'le'r IS", '?n """^P- 1^™'*of'chicago, ohalr!- award Judgements up to $1,000. | Michigan, Indiana and California 1 1Imn of Ulc Western Carriers Con' fcrencc Committee; Herbert A. Enochs of Philadelphia, chairman of the Eastern committee; and Charles D. Mackay of Washington, chairman of the Southeastern group. Few Perishables Moving The nation already was feeling the pinch of the threatened strike. /Selected in Blytheville to Attend 1948 Girls' State Encampment in June Blytheville sponsors to attend the annual Arkansas Girls' Slate used by the Arkansas National Guard; and the mess halu, swim- Little Rock June 5 to June 12, Mr.?. E. W. Burks, chairman of the American Lc-glon sponsored program, announced today. It is expected that aproxlmately the same number of boys will be sponsored for Boys' State May J9 to June 5 but the list has not yet been certified. Rosco Crafton, chairman said today. The girls and their sponsors include Jean Dedman. sponsored by the Wu»iRn;s Club; Joanne Tricscii- man, Jaycci. sponsored; Gay Ga.-- rlgan, sponsored by the Jayceettcs; Ann McLcod, sponsored by Ki- ivnrus Clnb; Joanne Lutes, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary; Ramona Cralton, sponsored by the American Legion; and June sponsored by the Eastern Both camps are citizenship training camps sponsored by the American Legion, and those attending are sponsored by various ciyfc, religious, and educational associations in Arkansas cttl*». It Is believed that 300 boys and KO girls will leglstcr for !he camps this year. Both camps will be held at Camp' Bobinson near Little Rock, and Wi« fMta •* k* bon*t4 in \ Stircs, Ktar. , ming pools and other facilities have been made available to the young people attending. Boys Slate opens Mny 29 and closes Juno 5. and Charles B. Par- tec oi Brinkley will direct this group. Youths will be divided In!o two political parties and Into mythical cities and counties, and will study and practice the basic functions of operating city, state and county governments. They will hold •* session of Boys' State Legislature In the legislative chambers of the Stale Capitol. A trained staff of counselors »nd supervisors will RS- .sist the director. Oli-ls' State will open June 5 and close June 12, and Miss Claudia Klrkandnll, of Ft. Smith and Conway, will direct activities which follow the same general program <\s the Bojs' State. Plans are being made for a school bus to lake the Blythevllle children to the camps. Boys and girls attending are selected from the Junior class in hlgn. schools, and to be eligible they must be \n the upper half of the class scholastically, show outstanding and »mi4b>* p*r*on«il- Scores of railroads had ordered embargoes on shipments of livestock and perishable foods. As a result food prices werc reported going up in some cities, notably Chicago and New York. Shipments of the perishables and livestock from the West and the South were virtually halted so that railroads would not be caught with them on the tracks should the strike begin Tuesday. In any event one Chicago veg«ta- hle shipper said prices will go up for several days even If the dispute is settled without a strike. The disruption of shipments already begun will send the prices up on scarce poods, he said. The three unions Involved in ths strike threat are the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, the Brotherhood, of yiremcn and Engine-; men, at. dthe"Switchmen's Union, They are asking 20-odd changes !n working rules and » minimum p»T boost of »3-i-dRj- for their 1SO.OW. members. . , * The railroads hare offered ».» 1-2-ccnt hourly wage incre»f», ttM same amount recommended' *y ,» presidential fact - finding board which ttudied th« dispute " ' Jfercfc

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