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BLYEHEVILEE COURIER NEWS TKX DOUXMAMT MXW8PA afl AMD •ODTMBXTT lOMOUBI XLV—NO. 46 BlytheriaU Courisc Blytheville Dally New* Uisatasippt Blytheville Herald BLTTMBTILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, MAT 18, 1948 TWELVE PAGES corn School Directors Assured of Good Price for Bonds Two LittU Rock Firm* Agra* to Pay to Get Blytkeville Issue The Blytheville Specif School District today was as sured of a premium of a least $9,731.90 on a »317,000 bond issue, it was disclose* today following a meeting o the board last night with representatives of six investmen bond firms in Little Rock am » tnphis, it was announce* Max B. Reid, president o the schoool board. An offer to purchase the bom Issue has been received from T. J. Raney & Sons and the W. R. Stephens Investment Company, both of Little Rock, lor J326.131.90, Mr. Reid said and T. J. Raney has submitted a certified check to the board to guarantee a bid at this figure when final action is taken in conformity with requirements of state laws governing issuance of school bonds. "We may get an even better bid," one of the directors said today, Arkansas Workers Tola* Emmies' Are Sabotaging .eg/slation 'or Laborers HOT SPRINGS, Ark., May )8. UP)—The laboring man of Ark- usai was urged today to adopt a policy of "constructive discontent" >y Charles N. Mowery 6f Hot Springs, president of th« Arkansas pe'dcration of Labor. Mowerly WOK one of the speak at the federation'! 42nd annual convention here yeetwday. The speaker said that '"enemies of the wave earner" were sabotaging every piece at social legislation that has been enacted for the laboring niarj. He urged the delegates to vote for a constitutional amendment o[ the November general el ectlon against the poll tax. Other speakers criticised the Southern revolt against Preslden Truman's civil lights policy, anc denounced the Taft-Hartley Ac as the most unfair legislation ever passed against labor. 105 BHS Seniors To Get Diplomas Miss Rosa Hardy Announces List cf Students to Graduate Miss Hosa M. Hardy, asslstiui superintendent of Blytheville Hig School, today announced the Us of the' 105 senior class member who will receive diplomas at com "when the contract is awarded." Mr, I mencement exercises May '23 a Raney's bid for the two firms was * ''- m submitted after a large number of bond buyers had shown a willingness to bid on the Blytheville issue. His offer was the highest submitted Informally to the district by the representatives of six firms in Little Rock and Memphis. The bonds are being offered by the district in two blocks, one of »92,000 which will be in the form of a refunding issue to retire an indebtedness of $92,000 of bonds bearing two and one half per cent interest. The refunding issue will bear the same interest rate. A? he new issue of $225,000 in school Sends will bear interest at the rate of three and one-fourth per cent. Tlie maturity schedule for the combined issues calls for retirement of the indebtedness over a period of 28 years and nine months, but gives the district the privilege of retiring the debt in less time if the district has funds to speed up the ' paymen' ' - - '.'i to Mr, R • still , on the iltarHprYfsfflTiTirter' the -bond buyers, ano^ttfat* apprml "of the sale'also must be made by officials in the State Department of Education in Little Rock. The new moriey to b2 received by the district will be us?d to construct a six-room annex at Lange School on West Main, and-to build a new high school for Negroes. Bolh schools now are crowded fur beyond the number of pupils thei were built to accommodate, and members of the board agreed that this situation was/'so serious that it deserves priority over plans for erecting a new high school, i\ site fcr which is being acquired at this time. All of the Negro pupils how are being housed in a single building with some of the rooms in the grade school used by double the number of pupils they were built to accommodate. Construction of a new high • «ool for Negroes will leave the building. for use as a separate trade school. Repair Program Planned Funds not needed to build the annex at Lange, and the Negro high school will be used for general repairs at the other grade schools In the Blytheville District, Mr. Reid announced. Mr. Rcjd said that offers to buy the bonds ranged from a low of 1.005 to a high ol 1.0307, which was the offer submitted by Mr, Hainey. Offers were received by the board from Gordon Weeks & Co., ai.d Herman Bensdorf * Co., bolh of Memphis, and from Dabbs Sullivan Company of Little Roefc and the two firms represented -by Mr. Rai;ny. Mr. Reid said that csccept for the discussion of the bond deal, only routine action was transacted at last night's meeting of the board held at the Hlsh School. Those who will receive diploma esoundingW iiven to Stalin's 'eace Talk Offer Second Proposal Made by Soviet* To End Cold War WASHINGTON, May 18.—(UP) —The State Departi. cut for the second time In a week today re- ected Russias' suggestions to start 'peace talks." In a formal statement, th« de- jar tinent described Premier Jose: Stalin's statement of Ills Interest n peace as "encouraging," but announced that the specific Issues Isted by Stalin were not ones tha could be negotiated between the United States and the Sovle Union alone. The issues listed by Stalin were those proposed by third party can didate Henry A. Wallace on May 1 In an open letter to Stalin. Wallac suggested them as a basis of nego liatlon (or ending the «old war Stalin last night accepted them as proposals for discussion. The State Department toda took the same position that Secre tary of Stole George C. Marsha' announced last Wednesday when li refused to entertain the Idea o negatiation between Russia and the United States alone on Issues that also affect other countries. Today's statement went farther See PEACE' TALK on 'Page 3. 22,928 Children of School Age Listed in Missco School Census fcmmeratlon figure* for Ifttt for Mississippi County sbow a (tin of nearly 1,000 pupils of school a**. It wu disclosed today by John Mayes, ounty supervisor of schools, who said the total now stands at 13,nt, with he figures for Keiser District itill incomplete. The t*ial report** two yean ago for taw tmUn eWMtr wa» fUM, for a »ew gain ttMf <m UM ka«a> «f th* still taeeaaaMe 4aaa. Heart? alt of the (ate am pupUi W »eho*i act WM r*u4 to W mamf wUU children. A total of 17,«U whit* dUUrm of sehoat af* WM rsywtei for IMa, <er a ratal ol ttt ever Ifttt wtmi ths kut seiMei MMM wai Bly the villa heads th« list as the largest district on the basis of children of school ac« with 3,637 listed f*r. this jrear, which compares with 3,46« reported for 1946. The 18W figures for Bljrthevill* represent!,»« whlU children and 1,348 Negroes. / Mr. Mayes pointed out that the •numeration figures will not be official until they have been certified by the State Board of Education In Little Rock. Funds for tb* state are allocated on the basis of this count and there- for* it Is most Important that ever/ child In Ui« district'be •numerated, Mr. Mayes said. All districts except Rosa, No. », Luxora, Boynton, Wilson, Lone Oak, and Leachvllle showed increases In the census. Carson was the only district remaining unchanged and the only district In which the Negro students outnumbered whites. J Kelser has not yet turned back Its report to Mr. Mayes office but It Is expected that there will be no decline In their count and the figures shown below list Kels»r exactly as the IMS report read. It is probable, dr. Mayes added, that other districts will havt slight changes due to duplication or oversight in their count, In which case the orrected count will'go to the state office. The count for liM and 1MB, whit* and Negro, Is shown below: Trader Charges Cotton Oil Price Was Forced Up Use of Oleo Tax Cut Debate to'Squeeze' Futures Is Alleged WASHINGTON, May 1«, (UP) — A "short" trader wlx> was losing money at the time charged today that somebody used the Congressional oleo tax rei>eal debate to "squeeie" cottonseed oil futures and force prices up. The statement was made before the special House committee Investigating simulation. The witness was Dyke Cullum, president of tho National Commodity Corp., a District of Columbia ilrm. He did not name tha "somebody." Floyd M. Barnes, vice-president of Proctor and Gamble Co,, said his firm holds 31 ol the M open contracts for delivery of May colton- T-TB Jews Take Acre* Bethlehem Falls To Arab Troops Doris Abbott, John David Andei son. Mary Janine Anderson, Bob by Ralph Ashby, Leon Ashby, Be ty Joyce Ball, Peggy Ann Btirke Blily Sam Berryman, A. J. Boo Billy Eugene Bracey, June Marie Buchanan, Evelyn Lucille Bunn, Ina Lee Carwile, Tina Marie Cor- wlle, Leta Rose Castlio, Pearl Ann Cathey, Jimmie Frances Clcmmons Donald Cole, Bobby Earl Colcman, Ruth Cunningham, Georgia May Davis, Ploye Willageno Daws, Travis Dcen, William Harold Doolin Jr., Zachary (Jack) Duclos, Delia Juanita Eberdt, Billy Bob Elliott, Latrmn Evans. Evertt, Edith Irene Fcr- :arroll John ison, Arden Ferguson, Earnestlne 'lags, Peggy Jane Fletman, Wilma ,. Foiidren, Johnny Lee Fowler, Jerry Morris Frankum Jr., Billy L,ee Freeman, Reuben-Allen Friend, day! Harl E. Garrett, .Catherine Joy Gra- Paul Richard Grecmwell< K Jr., Gordon .Lee Hansard, :-^Uton y, Jane Hatcher, James nes, John' Madison Haynis,jliwrence Franklin Hearn, Charles .Siitton "'Henderson, James Bower Henery, Rutn Evelyn Hooper, John Melvin Huover, William lj. Horner Jr., Bctfcy Lucille Hubbard, Donald Wayne Huey, Benjamin Franklin Johnson, Sam F. Johnson. Lloyri L. Kocntz Jr., George Lamb, Billy Frisco Lambert, Joyce Maxine Lendennie, Bill Long, Dorothy Seid Lum, Metta Marian Mayes, Lille Mnc McDermott, Opal Jean McDermott, Billy Wayne McFarland, Sara Jo Ann McGregor, Margaret Dean Mitchell, Barbara Jane Monaghan, Mary Louise Morgan, Bobby Gene Mullen, Charles E. Mullins, Florence Neeaham. John "Howard Ogden, .Medit Verncll O'Neal, Barbara Ann Orr, Edna Carlinc Overman, Clarence George Redman Jr., Thelma Ruth Rice, Billie Jane Rodgers. Helen Mae Seymore, Richard Donald Shanks, Alvia Sue Shaver, Mildred Ann Short, Roy Isoni Smith Jr., Betty Louise Snider, Mary Clay Stallings, Ida mae Swift, Julia Ashford Swink, Betty Jean Thompson, Harold Raymond Traylor, Louise Woodard Turner, Peggy Jean VanWinkle, Frances Carloyn Wmle, Leon Walden, Audrey Nell Walton, Tommye Lorraine Wells, Katherine Ruth Westbrook, Tiny Sue Widner, Richard Young Williams, Ezell Wilson and Dorothy Elizabeth Wright. Foes of Anti-Red Bill Admit Defeat; Shotgun Blasts Fatal for Three Bodies of Craighead Former, His Wife and Son Found in Home JONESBORO,' s^-May 18—louls Hertz, 67, rice farmer of the Gibson Switch community,' apparently shot and killed his wife'-and 22-year ol:l afflicted son at their home 10 miles Southwest of Jonesboro in an apparent lit of anger late yesterday and then turned the 12-gauge shotgun on himself, ending his ov/n life, officers said here The bodies of Hertz, his.' wife and son, Louis Jr., were discovered at 9 o'clock -this morning by/.two em-t. ployees of the Hertz Rice Farm and Ralph French of Jonesboro, a son- in-law. 'According to Deputy ShcrlK C. D. \Vll5On of Jonesboro who assisted with the investigation, Hertz had besn ill for some time and was under a doctor's care. He said that Mrs. Hertz was last seen alive in Harrlsburg yesterday afternoon where she had gone shopping. According t to officers' report, Raymond Mills and Billy Bates, who worked for Mr. Hertz on his G50-acre rice farm, went, to Hertz home, early this morning and when tliey failed to raise anyone, called Mr. French in Jonesboro. M"r. French went to the Hertz home and found the bodies. The hnlf-dressed body of Mrs. Hertz was found in the doorway leading from the hall into a bedroom. The son's body was found in the sun parlor, in the front part of the house and : Hertz' body was n the kitchen, the officers' report said. All apparently had been killed by .blasts rrom a.double barrel, 12 ;uage shotgun found near Mr. Hertz' body. :• • Mr. Hertz had farmed in the Gibson Switch community lor many' years. .- . It is expected that Coroner W. C. Craig of Jonesboro will call an inquest today to further Investigate the deaths. Con Osceola Shady Grove Luxora Blytheville . Huffman , seed 'oil. But he said the oil was bought lor the firm's own use. There was no attempt to , "corner" the market, he said. Committee Chairman August H Andrescii, R., Minn., said the hearing was to determine, If there had See COTTON OIL en Pine J. Lewis Is Freed Of Civil Contempt Conviction of Union Leader Dropped at Government Request' WASHINGTON, Msy IS. (UP) — The - civil contempt conviction agaltist John I>. LewLi and 'the United Mine Workers wns set aslda today by Federal Judge T. Alan Qoldsborough at the government'* request. But Ooldsborough balked at n second government request— to dismiss the no-strike injunction which U In effect against Lewis und the UMW. He took the request under advisement and asked, attorneys to submit briefs alter giving Assistant* Attorney General H, Graham Morlson, a dressing down, -, "You have got to give me a good reason for that." Oolilsborough said Morl.'.oji arjjitd that the nilrjr are back at work and that there U evidence the union would no Methodists Plan Quarterly Meet Wilton to Entertain District Conference Set for Thursday Methodist ministers and leaden among the laymen In the Jonesboro District, which Includes Mississippi County, will hold a district conference in the Flrsl Methodist Church in Wilson Thursday, it was announced yesterday by the Rev. J. Albert Gutlln of Jonesboro, district superintendent, who will preside. .-. Reports on Methodism's quadrennial conference, held earlier this month In Boston, Mass., will be presented by the Rev. Mr. Qatlln, harles A. Stuck of Jonesboro, as- oclate lay leader for the church's TJaiUA Prats Utaff i TEI, AVIV, May 18. (U.P.yMtafMl'i «my captured the ancient walled city of Acre today, but reports indicated th** plight of 100,000 Jew* in Jerusalem was becoming as Arab forces begeiged the holy city. ' • • —* in th* fourth daw of --. -_ since tha British mandate In Papillae anded and th* ' new Jewlah Btat* at Israel was proclaimed. Arab Legion troop* occupied B*Ua- lehem, blrthrplac* ol Christ ton- Uan planes raided Tel Avlr, Israel* capital, for the 13U» time, Ptaccea of six Arab nations—Egy.pt, Syria, Lebanon, Trans-Jordan, Iraq and Saudi Arabia—were reported fight. Ing In the Holy I*nd. r But jews struck! back strongly, and their capture ol Acre, where 4,000 Arabs penned in the old walled city surrendered, was miH- lered. wi iporjant Appeal Plans Dropped By Slayer in Craighead An appeal to ths Sta-te Supreme Court on tr>« lite sentence given Gerald LaF*w Ainjworth of Leach- vllle for the jlartng of Tted Holder Caraway fannar M.irch 31. has been abandoned, it was learned today. Arguments on motion for a new trial, which was scheduled for last Saturday before Ciicult Judge Charlw Ijsjht at Parsgould, were not presented by Alnsworth's at- ^orney,,Bon McCourtney of Jones- •Kioro. '^ Alnsworth • was sentenced by Judge Light to life Imprisonment for the murder of Holder at the April term of Circuit Court in L«ke City and will begin serving sentence later this" month. the Floyd F. M. Blocker and Mrs. Elberta Rice, both of Leachville, were sentenced to 13 years as Alns- worth's accomplices. Board Members/ Discuss Plant for Dinner Th« Board of Directors of the Junior Chamber of Commerce met I" th« club rooms lasl night to discuss plans for the Installation banquet and danoe to be held at the Hotel Noble Thursday night. Plans for the appointing a delegation to attend the charter banquet of the Lepanto Jaycees In Le><a; 37 were also dlsou«ed. Hous-3 Seon is (m Packinghouse Union Rejects Offer by Swift WA-WTLNQTON, M*y House foes of ttie M(miv-Nlxi bill to curb C*>mrnitfkiMn &*itnllt 'e*l too>y. But thry pro«nVd stidbbom brittle to p>*c some of its sharpnr t-'eih. They conceded that the bill wil clear the Hwue, po=»ibir l«t«; tnls afternoon, with only a handful of votes against It. Rep. Helen CV»h- ghan Douglas, D., CM., expected only 35 or 40 "no" voiss. Technically the bill would not outlaw Communists. But It would impose on them the sharpest crurbs that ever have been put on a political party in this country. Violators would face stiff fines, Jail sentences and loss of clMxenahlp. It would require the Communist Party and its fronts to register with the Justice Department, bar Communists from federal jobs, deny them passports and subject their officials to possible prosecullon for criminal conspiracy. The only major Hiriendment given any chance of success was one to write a statute of limitations Into the bill. This would prevent prosecution under Its provisions after a certain time. There now Is no such limitation.. 6995 31883 17068 68«0 22928 BlytheviHe Men Rescue Two Lepanto Children From Tricky Swimming Hole Two young men from Blytheville, Richard Lott and J. W. Massay, aoth employed by W. D. Cobb, rescued two unidentified Lepanto youths from drowning at a swimming hole at Riverdnle four miles North pi Lepanto yesterday after- ~oon. According to w. D. Cobb and O. G. Redman who witnessed the rescue, three young people from Lepanto, apparently two sisters and a brother were playing' near a culvert In water approximately two and one half feet deep when a swift current forced the oldest girl, around 18, Into deep water. The girl was unable to swim and the bey jumped In and made a vain effort to save her. He was un- 100 feet for a boat and rowed to the scene and Mr. Ixitt removed his shoes and dived for the drowning boy and girl. Both had gone under several times when the rescuers reached the place where they had last gone under. .The water had smoothed over and It seemed that they'd come up for the last time, the witnesses said, when Mr. Lott dived for them. The girl was turn- regardless of the outcome of litigation over Iho miners' pension plan" "The court doesn't think there Is any force In your statement at all,' Goldsborough said. He also said he did not "think for a moment that the pension dli pute is dissolved." Oiher Fines Unaffected The government's surprise move had no effect on the fines 'of 'll,- 420,000 imposed on the union and $20.000 on Lewb for criminal con tempt for falling to obey sooner a court order to call off the recen soil coal strike "forthwith.'! Golclsoorough hud imposed th' lines. They are being appealed b; Lewis and the union. The government made Its dismiss al requests at the very momen that Lewis opened negotiation with solt coal operators for a ne contract to replace the one explr Ing June 30. The timing apparent ly was intentional. The governmen seemingly thought the negotiations might proceed belter If Lewis wcr out from under the Injunction. Goldsborousn ;had Issued th Arkansas .Conference, and thers from the district who at- ended the sessions in Boston. Statistical reports for the activl- les of the churches In the Jones- »ro District .will be presented by he Rev. Martin Blerbaum, pastor f the Manila Methodist Church, who In district statistician. Delegates from First Church, Bly- heville, to the conference will be Villlnm Wyatt, J, L. Gunn and Dr, James O. Guard, Delegates from ha Lake street Methodist Church will be Jlmmle Binders and H. B. Tinker. The Her. Mr. Oatlin snld that speakers at the Wilson conference will Include the Rev. Herschel louchman, pastor of the Methodist Dhurch In Osceola,' the. Rev. J,' 0 Hlggins of the church In Lake City W. 'H. : ..Baldwin', of First phurch Jonesboro, who Is chairman of the - tarlly the most ,1m, _. reported today". The Arabs hit a typhoid fever and short of ammunition, could not hold lite moat- ed fortress whteh a century and '* half ago stopped Napoleon. ' •Jewish force* 'also made matt* some prog reas'according to official reports here, •in their • attack on Ramleh, Arab strong-point on^Ua* ital highway from Tel Aviv to eruaalem. Victory NH Enomfh .: But not sven a complete J*w- sh vlct6ry at Ramleh would open he supply route to Jerusalem (or Tewlsh reinforcements and arms. Th* situation 1» the Holy City was not entirely clear, hot' th* Ineup of Arab and Jewish force* appeared to a series of concentric circles. In the center,'penned op within a segment of the old walled city of Jerusalem, which contains Chrii- endom's most sacred shrines, were about 1,500 Jews, fighting off superior Arab forces which surrounded .hem. Jews fa turn held most of Ui* strategic point* in ttw modem area of Jerusalem, arouDd th* walled city whlcn. is only a mil* square. ( ' Arabs tinged tha.outskirts of tb* holy city, holding „ Bethlehem" seven miles to the West and , South, 1 They were attacking in forte, .according to. Jewish ——*- • r - -" w - * pprts wl!| be submitted by district committees on ^evangelism Christian education, missions srx church extension, tempe'rance, lit ernture, lay actlvtUn, licenses, ho*. pltals and homes. ing blue and the boy was In a state I ther work stoppage by the miner4 or exhaustion, but after remaining i before July 1 Cotton Experts To Meet With Missco Group Under Secretary of Agriculture E. D. White and O. c. Smith, exe^ cuttve assistant of the Staple Cotton Cooperative Association, Greenwood, Miss., will be principal speakers at a s«ries of district cotton meetings May 26, 25, and.27, which are being held In this are» as a result ot recommendations from the subcommittees on cotton. . County agents, farmers and businessmen from Blytheville and Mississippi county probably will attend the meeting scheduled for Osceola at 8 p.m. May 26 m the Tatt-IIivrtley Law, injunction April GourtrHouse. Thlj meeting was not 21 to guarantee against any fur- Included In the original program etin . Latrun, highway from v Tel alem, Jews irsr«,atta«a^ic ; to the road. . , .. In this confused situation, a United Nations com m Union mad* up of the consuls 'of Prance, Bel- glum and the United Stataa, atOl sought a truce, and th* International Red Cross also continued cease-fire efforts. • ' On' the Northern Front, Jeiai were reported to have drowned "a«» eral hundred" Arabs by' opening the sluice gates of a dam on the rivet Jordan while an Arab tank force was attempting to ford the river. The parallel between this Incident and that recorded in the Bible when the Egyptians puruslng Moses were drowned. In the Red Sea was not overlooked here- on fhe bank a few minutes they departed for Lepanto without leaving their names. Mr. Redman explained that the culvert on which they were playing,, in reality an Inverted siphon, is around 50 feet wide and extends New York Cotton NEW VORK, May 18. (UP) — Close easy. Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Open High Low Close 3328 3286 3750 3428 336S 3307 3072 3702 3440 3404 34OT 3375 3344 3340 3336 3304 376« 3307 3274 3701 SpoU close ie.« down »4. By Tjnitert Press Tile CIO United Packinghouse Workers turne-l down R Swift and Company proposal for settling the mer.t strike but hopes still were high today that the two-month- old work stoppase would end soon. A return to work of the 109,00 striking .meat workers would cut the total* number of workers Idle n strides across the nation almost in h»lf. Here arc the latest developments on the labor scenes: Meajt—The packinghouse union rejected a Swift and Company proposal for settling the dispute because workers discharged for lUe- be re-hired automatically. How- gal acts during the strike would not ever, the union did not comment on the firm's offer of a nine-cent wage boost, Indicating that the union might be willing to reduce Its demands for a 29 cent hike. Nine hundred unionists striking against the Tobln Meat Co. In Iowa accepted a nine-cent offer. Telephone—The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. and the Communications Workers of America (IND.) signed the first IMS contract for the Bell Telephone System. The agreement may set a pattern lor other contracts throughout the Bell System. It. provided no Immedlale wage Increase but can be reopened after a year. Rails—Union and management representatives were to meet eoday for talks in the railway labor dispute, but there was little hop* for a quick settlement which would end government operation of the railroad*. . . . . . • — - •••« •" —-——..M vw 4ECV ITIM^ Hllu CAICI1US able to help her a'.id was near | across the St. Francis river, same drown ng himself when Mr. Lott 600 feet, and is a popular swimming and Mr. Massey noticed what was hole for the surrounding commun- happening. It had seemed at first as If they were merely playing and In no danger. Mr. Massey ran upstream some Itles. Mr. Lott and Mr. Massey are chainman and rodman for Mr. Cobb. a civil engineer. The motions to discharge the Taft-Hsrtley Law injunction and the contempt citations were presented to tho court by Assistant Attorney General Morlson. Thompson Changes Dote For Addrest in Osceofa Gubernatorial Candidate Horace . Thompson of Little Rock, formerly of Jonesboro, will visit Blytheville Thursday night and Friday morning In the interest of his campaign, It was announced today by Marvin Melton of the Thompson Campaign headquarters in Little Rock. Mr. Melton stated that Mr. Thompson's scheduled address to the Osceola Kiwanls Club Thursday night has-been cancelled < due to a conflict with another meet- Ing and that Mr. Thompson will be at the Hotel Noble here Thursday night and Friday for the purpose of visiting friends. Light to H*or Ciri/ Cases in Oseeofa A comparatively light docket Is in prospect for the civil session ol Mississippi County Circuit Court which opens next Monday with Judge Charles W. Light presiding, It WAS announced here today by Harvey Morris, circuit court clerk. A pre-trial conference wax .held last week between Judge Light and attorneys representing litigants with cases before the court. Court officials will decide next Monday whether a jury will be call- Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAI, STOCKYARDS, 111., May 18. (UP)—(USDA) —Livestock: Hogs 14,500; salable 14,000, market active, steady to 25c higher. Bulk good and choice 170-230 Ibs 22-22.25; top 22.25; 240-275 Ibs., 20.25-22; 210-300 Ibs. 19-20.50; 300350 Ibs 17.75-19; 130-150,Ibs 19-21; 100-120 Ibs 16-18; sows 450 Ibs down 16.SO-17.25; few 17.50; over 450 Ibs 15.50-1S.50; stags 11-13. Cattle 4,200; salable 3,500; calves 2,500, all salable. Active and strong to unevenly higher on steers' and heifers with cows also showing stronger tendencies. Bulls, firm. Vealers, steady, to 50c. lower with the decline on top kinds. Hai-dly 10 loads of steers offered, these mainly good to low choice at 30.50-13; a few medium around 29. Good and choice heifers and mixed yearlings 29.50-33; good cows 24.50-26; common and medium beef cows 20-23.50; canners ana cutter* 16-20. Strffc* Aoainst GM Looms DETROIT, May It. (UP)—The CIO United Auto Workers filed a 10-day strike notice today against tha General Motors Corporation In an extension of their drive for a third round of postwar wage Increases. Piling off the notice set atajr M as th* strike data, Austin Defends Recognition of State of Israel LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., May 18^ (UP)—Warren Austin, chief American delegate to the United Nations, defended the United States' recognition of the State of Israel today against an Arab charge that the action seemed dictated by "imbeciles." Farls el Khourl of Syria, senior Arab diplomat, in the UN, aroused Austin's Ire by denouncing the American recognition. He demanded thnt the International Court of Justice Be asked W consider its legality. The exchange came as the Security Council's debate of the Palestine war descended into a squabble over the right of Jews to pro,claim their state and the right ot the Security Council to recognise that state. The Soviet Ukraine joined the United States and Russia In demanding speedy action on an American ntove to order Arabs and Jews to halt their warfare and hold their present positions in Palestine. Debate slowed, however, when delegates started discussing a second American plan for sending political and military questionnaires to the Arab states, the Arab Higher Committee and the Provisional Government of Israel. Meanwhile, most UN diplomats said they were sure the United States would soon lilt the embargo of arms to the Jews In order to series, but D. V. Maloch, county agent at Osceola, Keith Bilbrey, county agent for North Mississippi County, and the Farm Bureau for this county backed a successful movement to get a meeting scheduled In this county. Other programs In the series will be In Pine Bluff at the Court House May 25, Marlon In the Community House on May ^ 26; and In Joucsboro at the Court House on May 27. Each, of these meet! 33 are All-day meetings and will Include panel discussions on various cotton projects as well as the addresses by Mr. Smith antl Mr White. Mr. White will speak on "The World Cotton Situation", and Mr Smith will discuss 'The Domestic Cotton situation and New Market- Ing Methods Needed." The meeting scheduled for Os ccola will be the only night.meet- Ing and will omit the panel discussions In order that the program will be as brief as possible. Mr. Bilbrey pointed out that this would be the last county-wide meeting for the first six-month period of 1948 and urged that to many farmers and . persons interested In the cotton program for county attend &s possible. prevent Russia from stealing a march by sending aid first. New Ydrk Stocks Closing quotations; ' A T and T 156 7-8 90 1-2 39 5-8 36 3-4 61 3-8 170 39 5-« Gen Motors 59 5-8 Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler .' Coca Cola Gen Electric Politics Charge Denied in Okaying 2-Year AEC Term WASHINGTON, May 18. (UP) — The Joint Congressional Atomic Committee has denied charges of "politics" In connection with Its recommendation of two-year; terms for President Truman's Atomic Energy Commissioners. In a majority report, the committee said It "has conducted and intends to conduct its business relating to \ . '. the Atomic Energy Commission on a totally non-political basis." The committee's 11 to S approval jesterday of a bill limiting the present commissioners to. two-year extensions, Instead of the longer terms asked by the 'administration, brought new charges of "poltlcs" from Sen. Brlen McaCahon, . D., Conn. McMahon, author of the Atomic Energy Act, assailed the two-year plan u a Republican scheme to oust Chairman David --B. Lllienthal in 1950. McMahon and the other fo'ff dissenters may Issue a' minority re 1 port within a few days. The majority .contended in Its report that the Atomic Energy Law provides for a trial period at; two years for the commission 'members before the one-to-five -year term* go Into effect.' President, Tnanaif asked the Senate to confirm U- llenthal for five^years and his aide! to terms ranging from one-to-16ur years. Soybeans <rrk«a r.o.» May ...... *H!4 421 July ...... 414 Nov ....... Montgomery Ward 63 1-8 N Y Central " 3-9 Int Harvester North Am Aviation S« 1-4 .13 3-4. Republic Steel 295-8 Radio , "I-* Socohy Vacuum . ......... W S-* atudebai=r . 37 1-4 Standard of N J »•!-* < Texas Corp, «1A 411A Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly ekwdy today, tonight aud Wednesday. Hot Packard •'•• 5 3-« tween hlffh and U S steel . "' much change In Minimum this _ , Maximum yeateiday «. Sunset today—«:*» '. Sunrise' tomorrow—4:lsV ; PrecloltaUoa M MM ,t* today-hone. Total sine* Jan. Mean temperature Normal

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