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TWELVE (ARK.) OOUHtBH ***** FRIDAY, APJHt If, Federal Housing Program Halted Appropriations Committee Cuts Deeply into 1954 Budget Requests (Continued from Page 1) nopritted annually an amount estimated to bn equal to what will b* p«id out of Hie civil service fund, plui interest fro™. t!m» to Mm* on the deficit in past federal payments. Contributions pf federal wof**rs are augmented by these fe&ral appropriations. l*e effect of the committee's action, some Democratic members said, Is to defer payment rather fc»n to e««ct an economy, since «ie government will have to put up the money eventually when the Income from employe contributions li not adequate to meet retirement payment* made from the fund. The committee claimed an even- twl saving of 795 million would re- Mtt from its recommendation that no new public housing units be started in 1954. Congress to 1949 authorized construction of 135.000 housing units ID each of six years starling July 1, 18«. On Feb. 28 of this year W.1W units had been completed for oooupanoy, 86,177 were under cotwtruction and 8,135 had been approved for construction. Not Justified The 1952 appropriation bill cut to 36,000 ttoe new housing starts during the present fiscal year, and President Truman proposed 75,000 more units for fiscal 1954. The committee said the housing program te not justified and is not in accord with the program for economy hnd a balanced budget." A hot floor fight over the com- mtttoe's housing recommendation te tlmost certain when the bill is debated next week. The committee also recommended: 1. That federal agencies not be allowed to buy any new automobiles next year. 1. A cut of $104,790 in the $1.800.000 requested for White House operations, exclusive of the President's salary. This cut was made at White House recommendation. The one million, sought for the President's emergency fund was trimmed to approximately S9.. •3. That the Federal Communications Commission concentrate on applications for TV and safety and apeclal radio services. The FCC budget was rut from eight million to $7,10,000. 4. That the Public Building Service use private rather thnn government architect.'; to design and construct public buildings. 5. That Housing and Home Finance Agency loans U> educational institutions be limited to 21 million dollars during the 1054 fiscal year instead of 116 million. 6. That the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics defer construction of low priority projects and get along on S64.427.050 Instead of the $77,630,000 it had requested. 7. That the National Science Foundation budget be cut from 15 million to $5,724,400. 8. That the Tennessee Valley Au- thorty defer, pending later committee action, consideration of moving Its headquarters from Knox- viile, Tenn., to Muscle Shoals, Ala. The bill contained no funds for the Veterans Administration, the Atomic Energy Comission, the Tennessee Valley Authority or the Selective Service Commission, all of which normally are financed in the independent offices measure. Funds for these agencies will be handled in a separate bill due to reach the house in May. EDITORS (Cont.lmip<i from Page I) June 30. He forecast the exhaustion of the pool of young men who can meet physical and mental standards for military service. He based ^hat conclusion on an assumption that the military strength total will remain at about its current 3 1-3 million level and the 24- month limit will continue on draft service, "Unpleasant Facts" Hannah described his manpower shortage forecasts as "hard and unpleasant facts," adding the assurance that "military manpower can be conserved nnd employed far more efficiently." He did not elaborate his planning on this point. Hannah, substituting for Secretary Wilson, was one of the Eisenhower official family appearing be- fqre the approximately 400 editors for brief speeches and for questioning at an unusual series of Dews 'conferences. Secretary, of State Dulles, is to address the society's closing dinner Saturday night. This afternoon's session was handed over to the Democratic opposition. Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson and Rep. Sam Rayburn, both of Texas, and the minority leaders of the Senate and House, were Bched- uled to head a group of 10 key_ Democrats in Congress in appear-' ances before the editors. FIRE (Continued from Page 1) filled basement last night but had not been recovered. Firemen and wreckers worked throughout the night and etirly morning at the explosion-ripped structure, located in an industrial district two miles northwest of the Loop. Minutes after the blast rocked the structure—and rattled windows in buildings several blocks away— fire spread quickly throughout the building. Panic-stricken employes, some with clothing nnd hnir on five, rushed screaming towards doors and windows. Others jumped from third floor windows onto the roof ot an adjoining one-story building. Some were injured. Many were burned in attempting to flee down a fire escape ns sheets of flame shot out of second-story windows. Winds of 28 to 30 miles fanned the flames and smoke billowed upward. 300 Firemen On Scene Five extra alarms brought more than 50 pieces of fire equipment anri some 300 firemen to the scenn. A dozen police sqimd cars and ambulances took the injured to hospitals. The fire took the heaviest death toll In Chicago in nearly three years. On May 25, 1950, 32 persons perished In n slvp^tenr - gasoline truck collisun on the South Side- Fire department officials estimated damage at $175,000 but n company spokesman placed the damage UK "more than $500.000." While firemen fought the big factory blaze, a fire broke out in an apartment house nursery home I wo miles away, killing two babies and injuring Iwo other children and two women. Commodity And Stock Markets- N.w York Cotton Open High Low 1:15 May 3325 3326 3319 3324 July 3342 3344 3339 3343 Oct 3351 3351 3347 3343 Dec 3358 3358 3356 3358 New Orleans Cottar) Open High Low 1:15 May 3320 3320 3316 3320 July 3340 3341 3336 3339 Oct 3350 3350 3347 3347 Dec 3358 3358 3355 3355 Chicago Wheat Open High Low 1:15 May . .. 218«k 218% 218U 218'i July . .. 221-54 222'.i 221% 221% Chicago Corn Open Hl;h Low 1:15 May . .. 157»1 158'i 157% 158% July . .. l«Hi 161% 16011 161-54 Soybeans Open High Low 1:15 May .... 30C»; 307',i 306 306!i July 302'i 303'.i 302 302S Sept .... 283:1 284',* 283". 284 Nov .... 274»; 276',-; 274 274 N«w York Stocks Obituaries Rites Saturday For Belle Wood Widow of Dentist Dies of Heart Attack Services for Mrs. Belle Moffatt Wood. 70, are to be conducted in First Methodist Church at 2:30 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. Hoy I. Bagley. Burial Is to be in Caruthersville and pallbearers Include W. M. Burns, E. L. Crouch, J. j. Morgan, James C. Guard, Joe Alexander and J. W. Adams. Born In Tennessee, Mrs. Wood had made her home here for the pnst 25 years. She died at Blytheville Hospital yesterday of a heart ailment. She was the widow of Dr. C. F. Wood. who. preceded her in death about 20 years ago. ' A T and T Amcr Tobacco , Anaconda Copper . Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Inl Harvester j C Penney Republic 'Steel — Radio Socony Vacuum .. Studebaker .... Standard of N J ., Texas Corp Sears U S Steel Sou Pac 155 3-4 72 7-8 38 3-4 51 78 1-8 69 5-8 61 1-2 64 3-8 21 30 1-4 69 | 48 1-8i 2fi 1-2 j 34 1-8| 35 1-8i 70 1-2 ! 53 l-2i 5f> 1-2| 38 3-4 44 5-8 Church of God Host to District , Youth Meeting A district youth conference of the Churches of God will be held at the Blytheville Church of Cod, 20th and Cherry Streets, Friday and Saturday nights. Jimmy Hay, youth director for the Leachville District, has arranged the program in which five churches will participate. The Rev. Lavern Holt, Little Rock, state youth director of the Churches of God, is to be on hand for the sessions. The meetings are open to public. the TRUCE (Continued tram flit » explained matters to them. Chou made it clear, however, that the Communists were not abandoning their demand that all prisoners of war be returned. He said the Beds expected all of their captured soldiers eventually would want to return home. A few or the w.uou prisoners the Reds have admitted holding were much nearer home today. A Communist news correspondent at Pan- munjom said a convoy of sick and wounded Americans and British prisoners was due in Kaesong Friday night. The first convoy wnich arrived Thursday night carried only South Korean prisoners. Allied reconnaissance planes have spotted the third Red convoy of 34 vehicles 55 miles north of Kaesong. In sharp contrast to the past three days, no Red supply trucks streamed southward over the route of prisoner convoys Friday. "Not a thing is moving on it right now except the convoy trucks —we couldn't even see an ox cart or people walking on the road," said 1st Lt. Keith G. McClain of Miami, Ariz. Letter jrrom nairlson The letter, handed to Red itaff officers was from Lt. Gen. William K. Harrison, senior Allied armistice delegate. It was addressed to Lt. Gen. Nam II, senior Red delegate. The eds did not reply and the session proceeded with a discussion of details of the exchange of sick and wounded. Staff officers will meet Saturday at 11 a.m. (9 p.m., EST. Friday) if there is no special session of the liaison group. Harrison did not say what he meant by "arrangements" or "peaceable disposition." It appeared likely that debate by the senior delegations would center on Couplt Gets Fit* Trip to Florida A Blythevlllt couple, representing Jlmmle Edwards' Furniture Store, are on » five-day all-expeme paid trip to Miami Beach, Fla. Mr. and Mrs. Farrl« McCalla left Wednesday with representatives of 50 other stores of the Mid-South area who were winners tn a General Electric television sales contest. Each store In the area was given a quota for the 15-day contest. Mr. Edwards said, and the 50 stores filling their quotas first were allowed to send one person on the trip. Two persons were eligible to go from here, he said, because his store sold double its quota. IKE Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. l/ri — (USDA)—Hogs 6.000: active; barrows and gilts 25 to 35 higher than Thursday's average; sows barely steady to weak, instances 25 lower; bulk choice 180-230 Ibs 22.50-75; latter practical top and paid freely, mostly for uniform lots choice Nos. 1 and 2; 30 head 22.85: 240-270 Ibs 21.75-22.50; largely 22.75 down; heavier weights scarce: 150170 Ibs 21.00-22.25; 120-140 Ibs 18.0020.00: sows 400 Ibs down mostly 30.25-15: heavier sows 18.25-19.75; few to 20.00: boars 13.00-15.50. Cattle 700, calves 500; cows finding moderately active selling at "ally steady prices; other classes somewhat dull but mostly steady in cleanup trading; small lots and individual head of commercial and good steer and heifer yearlings largely 17.50-20.00; utility and commercial cows largely 13.50-15.00; few Individuals 15.50 or better. Hearing Continued A traC- : c charge of speeding, lodged a^iiinst Gabriel Simon, was continued to May 18 in Municipal Court today. Measured by special apparatus, speed of a driver when it touches a golf ball is 70 to 135 miles an hour. MINNOWS from Ozark Flsli Hatchery Also Roaches & Worms 24 Hour Service LUTES 7 S. Hlffhway lil Ph. 48G9 -Mix Concrete Concrete Culverts & Blocks JOHNSON BLOCK CO. Highway 61 Phone MEN WANTE BUICK MOTOR DIVISION Leith Street, Flint, Michigan Hiring 6 days a week 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. INCLUDING SATURDAYS Halsell Third-Ranking k i A . A 11 c senior aeiegauons wuiuu cemer un New Aetna Agent in U.i. ( D whether Switzerland was acceptable to the Beds, and (2) what arrangements and disposition would be made of prisoners refusing to return to communism and turned over to Swiss control. Under the Allied plan, representatives of Switzerland would visit the U. N. prison camps in South Korea and interview 50,000 who have refused repatriation. The most recent Communist proposal to resolve the prisoner deadlock calls for sending prisoners refusing repatriation to an unnamed neutral state. Harrison aescnnea Switzerland flim.F :ls a I "-' utraI slate "traditionally \HIO\ recognized as appropriate in mat- Jlllp J ters of this klnd "" Wilfred BurcheU, Australian-born Communist correspondent at Pan- munjom, said 23 vehicles arrived in Kaesong late Thursday in the first convoy carrying Allied prisoners from North Korean prisoner H. L. Halsell, Jr., Blytheville representative of Aetna Life Insurance Co,, now ranks third In the country among Aetna representatives in their first contract year, it was announced today by JH. B. Coolidge, vice president of the company. Also. Mr Coolidge said. Mr. Halsell ranks 40th in the entire Aetna organization for the year. Mr. Halsell has been associated with Aetna for less than a year, having Joined the company last June. (Continued from Page 11 favors such agreements. McCarthy has asked Stassen for a similar public expression. McCarthy said In his statement that the agreements covering all 295 ships are "voluntary pledges . . . and no agreements of any kind have been made with this .subcommittee." camps. lie said all the prisoners were South Koreans and that there were "very few" stretcher cases among them. He said a second convoy, American, British and other U. N. (Continued from PaRe 1) voted 361 words or report and comment on Eisenhower's speech, Indicating they regard it as an interesting and Important statement on world affairs. All papers published the same story — a Tass dispatch from Ne^ York — and Moscow radio read the message several times. Pravda gave it a prominent place in its loreign news page, just below an account of U. N. proceedings The other papers similarly used il in conspicuous positions. Negro HOC Meets Clara Ruth Grines, Extension Service family life specialist, spoke to the Mississippi County Negro Home Demonstration Club Wednesday at the Osceola Court House She spoke on "Affection, the Balance Wheel." prisoners, was scheduled to arriv- in Kaesong Friday night. Burchetl said the South Koreans were issued blue cotton summer uniforms and clean underwear and were fed a meal of meat stew and rice on their arrival. The Communists have said they will deliver about 50 non-Koreans and 50 Koreans on Monday, the first day of the exchange. Col. Edward L. Austin, of Burlington, Vt., U. N. Command officer who will direct the exchange of ailing POWs on the scene, told newsmen: "I feel that preparations are complete and that we are ready to go ahead," UTTLE LIZ— Whenever a fellow tel Is you he's no fool, it always arouses your suspicion. 0 HtA ft -pur clothes... —your family... "yourself... an automatic Gas clothes dryer dries clothes so fast... so gently... so well HERE'S WHAT AN AUTOMATIC GAS CLOTHES DRYER DOES) 1. Mokoi clothe* lost longar. No liae- \vhipping or doihcs-pin rips. Gcnile tumble action dries clothes in minutes! 3. Cuti down on ironing. Unlil you actually see it work, it's hard to believe how free from wrinkles your clothes are when they come out of an automatic Gas dryer. 3. Lets you dry any time-day or night, rain or shiae, fast as the clothes come from the washer. 4. 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Allied guns fired ai the loudspeaker and there were no more speeches. The MIGs destroyed Friday 'in the northwest corner of MIG Alley were credited to pilots of the American 51st Fighter-Interceptor Wing. Lt. Col. George I. Ruddell of Riverside, Calif., was credited with one. The second kill was shared by Lt. Philip C. Davis Jr. Of Phoenixville, Pa., and Lt. John W. Goodwill of Starkweather, N. D. The third MIG was shot down by a pilot who requested his name be withheld. '48 English Ford, perfect ..$250 '46 Buick Super, sound, new paint 495 '48 Chrysler 4-door 695 BilbraySus Mora Controls, Research More government controls and to creased efforts in Uie field of agrik cultural research were predicted b; County Agent Keith Bllbrey wher he addressed Blytheville's Kotarj Club yesterday. Following the regular meeting the club's board acted to send £ representative to Boy's State agalr this year. Guests at yesterday's meeting in. eluded Russell Phillips, Jr., Blytheville, and Davis King, Panhandle Tex. Eden 'Satisfactory' ^ LONDON (at — Foreign Secretar*' Anthony Eden who had an opera tion for gallstones last weekend has developed tonsilitis with som< fever, the Foreign Office an nounced today. A statement addei his general condition is "satisfac tory." ; CKBUTT SHINGLES •LONGER WEARING • EXTRA THICK • FIRE-RESISTANT • ECONOMICAL '•'I* We have been selling CERTAIN- * TEED Roofs for 40 years because they are better. Some have been on 20 years and still are good. You have a wide choice of color blends to choose from, Terms: 36 monthly or 3 annual payments. Other home improvements financed on same plan. E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. \ 319 W. Ash Ph. 4551 "Friendly Building Service" r for fess yawning sleep in No Binding. Underarm pleat banishes chesl and arm binding. U.S. 1'aL No. 1973419. 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