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BLYEHEVILEE COURIER HEWS .. THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT MORTHKAa-r- .«,„,,.= .«, _ " "^ ».••—• Tf &S./ VOL. XLY—NO. 39 BlytheUlle Courier Blythevill* Dally New* Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevlll* Herald NEWSPAPKR Of NORTHEAST AHKANBAS AKD SOUTHEAST MM8OURI . MONDAY, MAY 10, 1948 ^^^^^ • — — ——' -»wn*n»i, aijt i nj f jv48 TWELVE PAOFS MMIJHK WOrgia RefUSeS T 0 j u dgecln?e!t' sC H?id Meeting With Rail Leaders Deadlocked DL.H. -11 in- TT1CT > 1 * V To Judge Contests Held By College Press Group The Blytheville Courier News was DIM of four Arkansas newspapers selected by the Arkansas College Press Association lo judge entries in the contests conducted by th» organization, which announced I's 1948 awards over tho weekend nt the annual meeting held In Clarksville at the College of the Ozarks The entries were Judged by 111? Courier News, the Southwest American-Times Record in Fort Smith, the North Arkansas 'nines in Fay-' etteville, the Scntinal-Record in Hot Springs, and the Journalism faculties of the University of Wisconsin and the University of Town Events Judged by Hie Courier News staff included news stories cartoons, sports columns and advertising display. The Mountain Eagle oi the College of the Ozarks in Clarksville won the sweepstakes award. )ia Refuses To Agree fo Bolt Democratic Party Delegation Attends States Rights Parley Only as Observers JACKSON, Miss., May 10. (UP)_ GOT. Strom Thurmond of South qarolma, keynoting the states' 4B)ts meeting here loday, called on »« Southern states to follow the l«ad of Alabama and nominate presidential elector* who would refuse to vote for a civil rights candidate. Thurmond did not suggest that the South bolt the party. JACKSON, Miss.. May 10 (UP) —The Georgia delegation today withdrew from the "states' rl»hts f ' conference, because the members refused to commit themselves to a ' bolt from the Democratic Party or to do anything that would aid establishment of a third party. .The Georgia delegation will remain as observers, however. It was disclosed that the Georgia delegation declined to qualify its members »"hen a bitter argument started last night over a resolution The resolution, which finally was adopted, called for the convention of Democratic representatives from •tales' rights states to meet tn Birmingham on July 17, if the National Democratic Convention takes action or does not name candidates "acceptable to the South." Hundreds of southern Democratic^ leaders gathered here today for a 'states' rights' 'conference ex'pect- - J to produce the first concerted for blocking president Tru- nomination because .of his Wl rights program. Gov. Fielding L.-Wright; of'i Ms , sissippi, temporary chairman, said J Palestine, the first business would consist of Twelve miles to the West electing a permanent chairman and were holding off an attn'cl •ecretary and appointing commit- sitting Haganah forces on ..-'• ' "\'jv. road-block sealing the vita ..J. Strom Thurmond -of """• ' •--•••- Holy City Truce Hopes Increase Fighting Continues To Rage Over Vital Palestine Highway By Leo Turner United Press Staff Correspondent JERUSALEM, May 10. (rj P) _ Jews and Arabs fought a bloody battle outside Jerusalem today while the International Red Cross reported increased hope for a "truce of God" within lhe Holy City. Arabs and Jews have agreed tentatively, Jacques De Reynier international Red Cross representative here, said, to n plan which would make Jerusalem virtually a •hospital" in the nrldst of warrin= Gov. South Carolina was schedif'edj Jo dejlver toe keynot^ 3<Jdr£.riTtmr>, mond has been endorsed by the Mississippi Democratic Executive Committee a s their choice-for the Democratic presidential nomination. Proceed with Caution None of the leading delegates! would predict how far the conference might go in condemning Mr.- Truman and planning for his defeat because of his sweeping program which Southerners feel would wreck many racial barriers in Dixie Some delegates believed lhe meet. ing would go no further than passing a "strongly worded resolution" urging Southern stales to withhold their convention votes or electoral votes from Mr. Truman. But there was one report, unconfirmed by any leader, that the States' Rights Democrats would launch a fund-raising campaign for *Z,SOO,noo lo fighl the President's nomination and or election. And others believed the conference might actually turn into '.n imojficial "Dixie Convention" which £ould "nominate" a 'Southern pres- litial candidate to offer at the- sy Philadelphia National Convention in lieu of Mr. Truman. Three Southern governors were here for the meeting, including Wright, Thurmond and Ben T oy Dig I , . ... „ —- 1 Tel-' ;Aviv-Jeru5Elem^. highway, supplv i hne for the 100,<Bp:Jev ; s. : ,ih the Holy . De-Reynler said lie expected'sign- ed agreements from botn Jews and Arabs within 48 hours to his plan under which Jerusalem would 'jo Glover, head of the Switchmen's Union; David and Enginemcn ;and . met this morning will locked. (NBA Teleph. lie railroads union loadi -threatening railroads wns r shown above. They arc, left lo right A J 2£^-~VM:==S™= Fresh Vegetable and Meat Prices First Hit As Slow Paralysis Precedes Rail ^Strike CHICAGO, May , 0 . (U.^-Frcsh vegetable and meat price, rose today f!tS fit mho rnilt-nnrl . •* ffects of *he railroad crisis. BB the nation felt the spreading CU!eS ' t0 S « m <>* of a strike tomorrow would rto to the n< The New York Mercantile Exchange suspended trading In spot butter and ei Many roads alriady- had Impos-. ;s because, of rail e. Blytheville Wins Key Awards at Jaycee Meeting Manning Trophy Annexed for Third Time in Three Years Th« Blytheville delegation of Jnyrees to the nnnunl meeting of the AikniUAA Junior Clitimbcr of Commcrco in Hot Springs returned l«sl night ntid today with two major trophies,-Iwo first place Hwnr.i* nnct one second, us rewards for Inst .venr's activities by tha Blylhovll'le proup, M/"""' 1 ?. f, c ? WRrils . Pi-eslteil of Ihe Blythcvllle Jnycces, was rin- >ier-u|> In the election to select n new state president, having lost to Gregory .Doztor of Texcirkmm by n. mnrgli) of four vote.-!. Dozler succeeds Brndley Klmbrmigli o[ O/irk •^president of the state orgnniza- The Blythcvllle club won tho Henry Gclssenbter Memorial Tro!»>y for having been rnled the most successful group In tho stnte In membership .finances, and project! Ihe award is made annually bv the national organization of Jav- "ces. : . Tho Blythevllle group also annexed tho H, Grndy Mnnnlng Tro-' phy which Is awarded each year to the group providing the most national publicity for the state Ihe Natlotml cotton Picking con- Icsl, which has been conducted here each year for eight years, won this nwanl which Is made by the Southwest Hotels, Inc.jUx-riitors.of hotels In Little RoclcV Memphis, Hot Springs and Knnsn.i City., 'Repeat as Winner. Tlio award of the Manning Tro- Phy Is the third time In as ninny years that it has been won by the Workers Asked By President to Remain on Duty Ki oTi by eussions i Mr Trumnii directed Secretary of tho Army Kenneth l Wins Trophy vegetable prices 'rose on New York wholesale Fresh slightly demilitarized and would be""supe" j mar(k ' ete ' and wholesale mea'tTrices vised by lhe International Red '? , " atlon V largest city were Cross. sharply higher. Meat prices were A feature of the plan would be a "- ? ' t0 * 3 " C 1 ""'""^ l'°""°s truce during which armed forces I of both sides would leave'the city 'III I II taking with them all their arms and '. H rtlU I 3H1fl IrOIA supplies. The Red Cross then would liUI| LClliU IjMIS assume authority over the city un- * •<*•**>** Still Hanging Fire °? "; m hargoes on shipment of li Limited numbers of livestock were nipped to the 12 big cornbclt mar- :els today. Light hog o .>«„, lions were the btou'of th'ergrlppllng only a fcw.hovflfY away The strike would affect •• virtually S« STRIKE on Pate 12 ;f Arkansas throUKMut'Th if nation. But local club", members' attack •Hy gienl significance to the til some other agreement for peare could be reached. No force would back the R",l Crass plan, but De Reynier asked' "Couid one not think that moral force is as strong as guns to prevent the killing of women and children 0:1 both sides?" Defend Road-Block Arab forces were defending their stone and concrete road-block on UN Seeks Government For Palestine After British Mandate Ends By Robert Manning ' the Jcrusnlem-Tel Aviv highway Uni 'c<l Tress staff Correspondent with machine-guns and ! ' against more than 2,000 lighters. Jews seized in bloody lighting some hills South mortars - LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y , May 10 Haganih : WP.1— The United Nations work! ed today on details or a "ghost gov- all-night p.™rnent" tp nssunii Voters Ratify IJJ Plan! 39 td . very light vole was cast Saturday in the special election in which tho voters ratified 139 to six a pro-1 posal to issue $317,000 in bonds tot refund existing debts and nr-v'ri- addltionai money for Improvements to schools In the Blytheville Dbtric Blytheville to Get Repeater Station on Television Network Max B. of the . ty to a Pale _ lul the Southwestern Reid, president of"thei Be " Tclc Phono Company 1,, Little uonrd, said today that the I R °ck today confirmed reports flnt board will advertise for bids on the' legal author-i bo "ns and hold a special meeting big road block at Bab El Wad. 12 Br "ain leaves next Saturday. miles West of Jerusalem, but Arab guns on ridges on both sides of the - . - ~ - road halted further advances. taney of Arkansas. Gov. James E. ' The forces were exchanging ma- Folsom of Alabama had made res- ' "' ' ervations but had not arrived earlv today. Other party officials who arrived yesterday were State Democratic Chairmen Arthur Adams of Arkansas, Herbert Holmes of Mississippi W. P. Bnskin of South Carolina and James S. Peters of eGorgia. Most of the leaders hedged last night on the question of an outright party bolt..Wright would not commit himself as favoring a separate Dixie convention, and Laney said he believed it "preferable tj fight this thing uut within the par"V/e don't know just what we can oo," Laney said. "We're here to exchange ideas and wc can't lay down a cut and dried formula. We're playing a new field." "I think Mr. Truman's nomination can be prevented," he added. Hunter Man to Head State Extension Service FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Mav 10 (UP)—President Lewis Webster Jones of the University of Arkansas announced Saturday th e appointment of Wlllinm PenroVns jkector of the Extension Service Business Man Dies .lesline when Great ['or prospective bidders. The school i . ... " •-• -J. *. nu OUJIUUl i ih W 'i, n ' Ci!t " CXt M °nday "lR''t Ark > "a services will held chine-gun p.nd mortar fire, but Haganah men, tough and experienced veterans of lhe Pr.lmnch. striking force, had been able to make no progress since early loday. Arabs have blocked the highway —lifeline for supplies 'for the 100 000 Jews in Jerusalem -for three weeks with the chunks of rock and concrete with which they filled tha narrow rnvine-s through which the road passes at Bnb El Wad. Jewish forces made swift pro- grew in fighting yesterday afternoon, and Hnganah engineers and sappers actually were able to begin Wasting away some of the obs'ru-- tioiis. But Arab reinforcements were rushed to the scene, and the Arab strength reached during the nignt 'an estimated 7,000 to 8.000 men Arab casualties had reached at least 120. iviiiie Jewish losses in the fighl which now wa.i more than 24 hours old were not counted. The righting was some of the fiercest and largest scale of tho Arab-Jewish warfare in the Holv Land. ..-,.., i.iijiiijll y rjl|'JH, days to I al 'he high school where "further BO and no possibility of agreement. P""« «'il] be made - ' ' on a concrete Palcsti settlement of the ablc ll 'at published In Blythevllle on Mny I that city is to get one ot the main repeater stations which cve.n- '.ually may be used for television network trnnsmlssioi winning two tlmc.s In . .„„ Gelsscnbler award, which is bused on overall excellence of tho club The Blytheville Jaycccs operated last year on a budget of nearly t34,OCO, the largest in the history of the organization, which Is a non-prolit agency. The Blyllicvlllc Jnycee.i have a membership of 141, phis 10 "exhausted roosters" in the age group past 38. Active memberships in the Jaycces Is limited to men under 30. The men pnst 3fi still may participate In club activities but they cannot vote or hold office. A The top award for agricultural projects by Arkansas Jnycces went to the Btylhcvllle club, which last year sponsored n soybean yield contest in Mississippi County and set up n special booth nt lhe Nortii- east Arkansas Fair in addition to Ihe promotion of the Cotton Picking Contest In which a winner Is selected. The Textukan Jnycces won second place in the agricultural project competition. Win Attendance I'rlie With 16 members of the Blythc- vllle organization at the convention and attired in their red JncK- cts, the local delegation won a $100 cash award for having tlic largest delegation attending the convention. They also traveled the greatest distance to attend the convention. I Three, H in Yarbro, Mint laying of a new day. p°int* >r „ r ' ,->! — »..,^,vi, «nu limy m, . , • «.•.,'»,(, v, n m:\v imn Moe of Norway worked over] clKU ' Lak e cast vostcs for the tax I c °- r - xul ca ble underground between the weekend on details of the Brit- L/' 0 . 1 " *ere open from 2pm ,m- %: . Lo " is a »" Memphis along us. til Italian Parliament Meets ROME. May 10. (UP)—The Ital- Red Cross Group To Hear Reports From Committees ish plan, which would make the United Stales. Prance and Belgium the nucleus of the temporary and pohce-less ON authority Moe would not disclose details of his working paper, but It was b^- icved to follow the British SUSKCS- ions submitted to the subco.nmit- teel last Friday by Arthur Creech- "SSx-a'S* p^d IhaT^e uleT! T^"" rCfMrlS " e ""«'- counsuls of the United States Bcl-lmcetinz nf P 'nf nCn J- C , d - ? l Ule Bnmnl Riuin and France in Jerusalem I Irict of thr »1 ^"'"kasawba DL;make up the nucleus of the "neur" he court rn^" 1 ^ Recl Cross in authority." The chairman O f t fe •-.--"--- • °™-'- n lhe Court UN Pnlcsdne Commission and two or three persons considered neutral on the issue would be added Armed: only with moral nulhor- . . —^ ...*.. ilium* uuinor- to p lcfc , lp thc threads of the l ^nT«. i_ »^._ i _ . ., .. * v *'i- York Cotton The joint session of the Senate and the chamber of Deputies recessed for five hours afler laking the first ballot, in which Ssjoraa trailed Provisional President Enrico rie Nicola by a small tnnrRln. Balloting was to be resumed tonight. New York Stocks 2 p.m. Quotations Faces Forgery Charge Charles Smith of Winona. Mi«.. AT&T Amor Tobacco ... Anaconda Copper Beth steel .. Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.. George Lee" chaplcr chairman, said today Mrs. Hugh Whllsitt will report on water salcty activities; Mrs B AI Btigg on home mireing- c o Bedman, disaster; Miss Delia Turtle Junior Bed Cross; j. L . G unn on Ine fund campaign. New board members and officers "ill be selected with [jrospcctlvc of- .icers being submitted by the nominating committee, which Is composed of J. L. Gunn, Mrs B A Lynch. Mrs. Floyd A. White, and p. E. Knucison. A report will also be maoc as to suggested revisions of the by-laws of the ort;aniz,ilion ^iiaiies onnin ol Winona. Mi«. Montgomerv Ward ~ LL, bC "« h «J?. in >.!» » u "ty Ja;l N YCen al ard .:: Mar. May July Ocl. Dec. open high low 3248 3296 3248 3730 3T92 3730 3072 3720 3663 close 32S3 3792 here on a forgery charge following his arrest in Winona Saturciny. Smith is alleged to have written , checks lotaling more than $60 on »«. 33^ ™» ^^Se.^ 05 -^^^-: i,, ''•"? 3272 33191 Blytheville Satnrriav *>•", up »*. | ahehff arvrn Jotie*. Hit Harvester North Am Aviation Etuciebaker 154 55 1-2 , .16 5-8 by J - L Gunn, Noble Gill and J. 34 3-8 j w - Adams, Mr. Lee £ aid. 58 1-8 Mr - IjCe reminded member.'! 35 3-8 .56 7-8 CO 1-8 15 7-8 13 1-4 27 11 1-2 24 1-2 73 7-3 62 1-4 4 6-8 they were invited and urged to attend il they had contributed ,-s much us one dollar to the Re;l Cross activities last year. Soybeans CHICAGO.* \fny~ 10. (UP)-Soy- uiMii quotations: ., oscn |,i;h low close •y-y 38fi 385 Ml 385 Ju 'y »«0 37S 376* 379 Hi g :« VJ y 61 i s weli underway The C. HAMILTON MOSES The mnn - of - the - yenr Irophj awarded this yenr by the ArKunsa .chamber of Commerce to ai aii for outstanding service lo the;slat c went to C. Hnmlltoi MoMi;of Uttle Rock,' resident' o the AlKfuisas Power nml LJght Company who also U president of tin Arkansas Economic Council-Slati Chamber of commerce. The award w«.i made SiUurtinj .•light as H feature of the nnmm meeting of tha Jnycces at a dlnnci during .the convention sessions ii Hot Springs. The trophy was provided by C. E. Pnlmcr of Texnrknnn owner of n chain of newspnners in South Arkcinsn.v Strike Briefs Chicago Kxchanee CloKCX CHICAGO, May 10. (UP)-The Chicago Livestock Exchnngc nn- nouncctl toclny lhat It will suspend operations as the effects 'of the railroad crisis begnn spreading ncross llic nntion. A shutdown of the Chicago Livestock Exchnngc, Invest in the world would choke oil much of lhe mcnt supply to New York and oilier bd? Eastern markets, Seeks New Legislation WASHINGTON, May 10 (UP)— Sen. William P. Knowlnnd/R Cal hltroducc<l legislation todny (o innkc railway labor unions subject to the Talt-llartlcy Law. Kail Strike Definite NEW YOHK, May 10 (UP)— •riiomas J. Harklns, vice prwidnit of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, snld today there would TO no change In Uic plans to strike Blytheville won second place In j tomorrow unless orders arc received the Americanism contest with top honor going to the Harrison Jay- •-cs. Tne Blytheville delegation wngucl H spirited but losing battle to have one of Its members elected to tho cable is being placed by Sou'thwes!- , ^^hcst. office in the stale orgnniza- crn Bell nntl the Long Lines De- ,°" J«>cccs but saw Dozlyr partmont of the Ahicrlcair Telephone nncl Telegraph Company at u cost exceeding $6,000,0:0. The wire, which has now been plarcrt from St. I.ouls south through Festus, Mo., Is scheduled to reach Cap* Girarrlcau, Mo In OclolKT. From there It will run elected by a vote of 38 to 34 after Mic third candidate. Olen Donald son of DcQuccn, withdrew. W. R. Nicholson o[ Osceola was elected one of the organization's four regional vice presidents. Others are: Kenneth Mllbnrn. Harrison; Reeves Ritchie, pine Bluff, and *\ilson to Memphis. A direct result of the project will be improved long dlslancc service for Eastern Arkansas, officials said. The cable will replace existing lines for ' tnrough service", in many lu- .stanccs, permitting use of present lines for "short haul" service. Tne cabie Is part of the Bell system's plan to construct a 12000 mile nation-wide network of coaxial cable by the end ol 1050 Tiie cable is being constructed for use in transmitting telephone messages out could be u.sed in the future for television network transmission The two-Inch cable is composed of eight coaxinl tubes 'and will perm't tran.smi.vlon of about 1800 telephone conversations slmnltancous- Ofliclsls explained lhat electrical currents carrying conversation,'! through the coaxial* must be amplified approximately every eight miles by "repeater" stations. OJie of the main repeater stations will be located at Blythevllle. Sleeping car service first was used in the United Slates In 18)7, between Hnrrisburg and Chambersburg, p», Nr>tnan Schoenfield. Hot Springs. Connelly of Hot Springs were elected national directors. Littie Rock has Invited the state Jaycccs to hold their 1049 meeting In that city. Weather Arkansas forecast: .Partly clo;;dy to cloudy with scattered thundershowers tonight. In North and West portions today, In Bust and extreme South portions Tuesday. Cooler In Northwest portion today, In North and West portions tonight, and In East and South portions Tuesday. Minimum this morning—69. Maximum yesterday—a3, Minimum Sunday' morning—63. Maximum Saturday—18. Sunset today— 6:51. Sunrise tomorrow—5:01, Precipitation, 48 hours lo 7 a.m. today—none. Total .since Jan. 1—22.J7. Mean, temperature (midway between high and low—75,5. Normal mean for May—70.3. This Date Last Year Minimum tills morninn—-H. Maximum yesterday— 68. Precipitation, Jan. 1 lo this date (rein top brotherhood "oYn c rnTs" Washington. Harklns, here wllh other national officers of the brotherhoods to map out strike strategy for the East said we have no comment on the seizure." May Ignore Federal Onlcr CHICAGO. Mny 10. (UP)_An official of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers said loday > ho doubled, whether members of his union would work under a government seizure order. The official refused to permit use of his name because he snid he was speaking personally, not ns B representative of the grand lodgo in which he holds high office. Two, Accused os Drunken Drivers, Forfeit Bonds Two men forfeited bonds totaling S80.50 in Municipal Court this morning on charges of driving motor vehicles while under the Influence of liquor. The court ordered a $45.25 bond posted by W.'S. Norrid .inrt n $35 2o uond by Floyd Jones forfeited when the two men failed to appear to answer the charges. Hearing for Doyle Aycocic on a charge was continued until May 17. In action Saturday Leonard Cook was fined $25 and costs on a charge of driving while under the influence oi liquor and Coy Letner forfeited $3025 casli bond on R speed- .ng charge. City Council to,Meet At 8 p.m. Tomorrow The City Council will meet' in the 3lty Hnll at 8 p.m. tomorrow for the second session of the new fiscal year. Only routine business is schcd- ilcd (or consideration, W. I. Melin city ofcrlc, said today. i At about the time the executive order wns Issued,•fcijresenlatlvi the three bromerfioods left of the White House, declining to say w he- her their members would ac«d e to lhe president's work request Government officials, however believed the three unloiS would instruct their members to ob ' T " B (wvcrnme-nt court actlon "ea'mit Went ahead wlth tha The union leaders left their latest conference with John R steel- nmn, assistant to the president at 1:05 pm. The conferences apparently hart not broken down com- n lc i y - , A1 T" C >' Johnston, head of the Brotherhood of Locomotive En- Elncers, snld the .union group would return to (ho White House at 2:39 The president's seizure order waj effective Immediately. Mr. Truninn, In a statement'ac- companying the order, warned that a strike on our rallroa'ds would ne a rilionwlde tragedy, with worldwUiu rcpcrclssiftns." .' . "r call uiwn evry rnllroad worker to cooperatt. ,,ith the government by reninl?gl% on duty. I call upon the oflicea of the '•aiiroad mhor organizations to take appropriate action to^eep their memberi »t work " , The executive order provided that present wages- and conditions of employment »oulrt continue In effect while the railroads are under Army operation. Tho president snld there .would be no prejudice to the effectiveness of nny retroactive provisions that night be included lu a final settlement between the carriers and th» workers. : Calls Seizure Imperative Mr. Trumnri stated that since the three brotherhoods had refused • to ncceut the recommendations ol an emergency board, n, sllimtlon had developed which mnde government seizure "Imperative for lhe pVoteo Iton of our citizens." Mr. Truman acted under a igi» law giving the government power to seize and operate railroads In time of war emergency. Army Secretary Royhu deslg- nnlcd ItfaJ. Gen. E. H. Lcnvey. Army chief of transportation, to operate the railronds as his ngent. "In assuming tills task, I rely on the cooperation of railroad labor and mnnngement of the entire public, for only through he united > efforts o( all of our population can -he task be successfully performed," Roynll snld. "I earnestly requested all citizens to give their help." Government officials asserted confidence from the first that the seizure maneuver would prevent the strike, in Chicago. AFL President' Willlnm Green said he believed the AFL union involved, tho switchmen, would stay on their jobs. The other unions Involved arc the engineers and firemen, both independent brotherhoods. The first reaction of high officials of the Engineers' Brotnerhood .n Chicago. New York, and Pitts- See SEIZURE on Page 12 Volunteers to Be Credited fo Draft Quotas of States WASHINGTON, Mny 10. (UP) — The Senate Armed Services Committee voted unanimously to give states credit for colunteers in set- ling up selective service quotas under ils combination draft-military training bill. Chairman Chan Gurney, p.. s. D., promised that the committee would take a final vote on the bill tomorrow. He said there was "general acceptance of most provisions"' fit a U-o-hour closed session today. Committee approval of the controversial proposal seemed assured. It would call 161,000 youths of. 18 lor 12 months military training each year and draft 190,000 men a year between 19 and 25. Gurney said "two or three" provisions still had to be settled. Ona of them is » proposal by Sen. Richard B. Russell, D., Ga. to let the government "draft" Industries which refuse wnr contracts at "fair profits." - • . ' Th« committee made •eveml changes in th« bill Including one to assure that "no state will be denuded of doctors" by the draft act. The bill would require a special registration of doctors up to aje 45 and they would be subject to call at the wish of the president. Another provision woul dexeraot veterans with more than 18 montlu service from the draft. Those with snore than 90 days but less than in months could avoid twins drafted by Wnlng am acUv»—"—-- ••

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