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VOL. XLV—NO. 47 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS \ THE DOMINANT NKwaDAim r\m u nn __ ._ * * ^^ BlythevUi» Courier BlytheTllle Dally News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Marshall Raps Insincerity' of USSR Peace Talk Secretary of State Says Soviets Show No Desire for Agreement WASHINGTON, May 19. (UP>Secretary of State George C. Marshall said today that since the Russians opened their "peace offensive" they have shown no signs of sincerely seeking agreements In existing international bodies. Marshall's statement to a news conference supplemented the one of a week ago when he called for "action" by the Soviet Union In various International disputes . What the world needs so urgently » vshall said today, is construct- and remedial action, particularly on questions which are before the Internationa] bodies. Referring directly to premier Josef Stalin's recent proposal to negotiate a settlement o! the cold war on the basis o£ Henry A. Wallace's program. Marshall said the sincerity of the stated desire of the Soviets would be determined by their attitude In the various bodies where negotiations among all Interested nations are now under way. Progress in (he past has Been prevented by the Soviets, he said. When asked specifically whether the Soviets had shown any sign of changing their obstructive tactics in Korea, Berlin, Japan, etc. Marshall said there had been no Indication of such a change since the latest • "peace talk" controversy started. He agreed that there had not been much time for such' a change to occur. II Issues Unsettled Marshall said that during the last week the possibility of reconvening the Council of Foreign Ministers has not been considered. The United States does not consider the recent Soviet peace offensive 'as sincere. The list of II JBKettled issues was designed to (Blow the world that already long and fruitless efforts have been mande to reach agreements. The list supported Marshall's statement of a week age that what the United States wants is "action" in the already existing international bodies— not a two-way deal between the United states and Rus- iia."." r Marshall charged then that the Soviet had obstructed in the:- " - • Internal School at Gosnell Obtains $2,938 Grant from FWA The Gosnell School District No Blx, near Blytheville, ha s been allotted funds In the amount of »2.938 for use in maintaining and operating facilities or the school, an announcement from Rep. E. C "Took" Gathlngs, Fifth District of Arkansas, said today. This allottment of funds was granted by the Federal Works Agency, arid was designated for use before June 30. 1948. F. E. Lucius, superintendent of the Gosnell School said today tVmt approximately $1,000 of this amount had been spent for new classroom equipment, and the remaining money would be used to retire debts. BIATHEV1LLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY. MAY 19, 1948 the longj. ! period fo*i-3i^r«merVtf~^peciilcaily they accused the Soviet Union of blocking agreements on these issues: Reduction of armaments; a- tomlc energy; German and Japanese peace treaties; Evacuation of itary bases; attempts to restore international trade; assistance to war devastated countries, and creation of a covenant of human rights. It was another blow by the State Department in Its two "wars" with the Russians — the cold war and a propaganda war of vast dimensions- Public opinion in the country and" the world indicated that Premier Josef Stalin may be losing the cold war but winning the propag- ^nda war. %rmy Favors Recovery Plan For Far East WASHINGTON. May 1!). <UP> _ The Army made public today a report favoring a $220,COD,OQJ-a-ye,ir economic recovery program for Japan. Korea and the Ryukyu Islands. The report was made by a committee of leading industrialists and government experts. It said a "Littie Marshall Plan" for the Far East is necessary to get off the American taxpayer's bark the cost of fccT'iing Japans and Koreans, The report said the proposal tas I he approval of the Army and the State Department. Unless some such action is tak- cu, the cGir.mittcc warned, "Japan'* economy will remain prostrate anrt dependent on a food dole such =15 the United Stales is presently supplying. 1 ' The $220.C03,OCO would be in arJ- dition to *4CO.COfl,OW a year tiic United States is now spending on food, clothing and supplies to prevent disease and unrest in Japan and Korea. Rotarians at Sfee/e, Mo., To Hear C. of C. Secretory * Worth Holder, manager or Bly- leville Chamber of Commerce will discuss Chamber of Commerce administration and organization at the Stccle, Mo., Rotary club meeting in Stcelc, tonight. The Rotary Club In steele Is among the civic organizations backing the formation of the Chamber of commerce In Steele. Hot Civil Rights Issue Is Debated Democratic Women To Take Stand During Arkansas Convention By Bob Brown United Press Staff Correspondent LITTLE ROCK. Ark., May 19. (UP)—A resolution opposing a bolt by Arkansas Democrats from the national party organization WAS placed before delegates to the Democratic Women's Convention here today. The women also were asked to recommend that desegates to the national convention be named bv popular vote rather than by thc state central committee. Miss Suzanne Lighton of Payette- ville, chairman of the resolutions committee, predicted that both resolutions would be approved when voted upon later today. The "anil-rebellion" resolution was seen as a reprimand to Gov. Fielding Wright of Mississippi, Gov. Ben Laney of Arkansas and other Democratic Party leaders who are opposing the nomination of President Truman at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Wright, a fiery opponent of Mr. Truman mid his civil rights proposals, was en route to Little Rock to make thc principal address at tonight's meeting. The resolution would place th3 women on record as "permanently and definitely" oppcUM! the prin- ' ployment and non-se. the South. It that*?*«-are coh- these differences of opinion c'.n be worked out amicab'y within the structure o£ the parly organization." State Rights Emphasized The resolution urged the Demo- cra'.ic Party to leave civil rights issues up to the individual states. ;The resolution recommending a popular election of .delegates declared that thc present system of selecting them is "undemocratic and does not give opportunity for expression of the sentiment of the people ot" the state on isssies current at the time delegates are selected." The resolution called upon thc legislature to advance the date of state primary elections to May or June so that dclejates might Be elected in time for national conventions. In other action today the group heard its president, Mrs. Rudolph Hitter of Jonesboro, urge more care in selecting candidates. "Insist that they have a plan instead of a. promise." she declarer!She also urged all women to exercise their right to vote and la participate it] politics. Officers will be elected this afternoon, and the one-day convei.- J tion will close with a banquet tonight. Lewis Walks Out Of Conference on CoalNegotiations N«w Strike Threat Raised as UMW Chief Objects to Operator WASHINGTON, May 19. <u.p.) —John L. Lewis today walked out on the soft coal wags conferences His action raised the threat of a new bituminous strike before June 30. Lewis quit the conference when Ihe coal operators voted over his objections to seat Joseph E, Moody president of the Southern Coal Producers Association. The United Mine Workers chief walked out with this announcement: "I make the observation th&t there Is now no conference "The operators have voted themselves and the United Mine Workers out of this conference. There Is no one to guarantee the hall rent from this moment on." Lewis then turned to the union delegates and said: "The Wage Policy Committee (of the union) will meet at lo o'clock tomorrow morning." The union committee presumably will decide whether to charge that the oiwrators now have violated the contract, which runs until June 30. and if it warrants a new work stop- and the UMW now are under an 80-day no-strike Injunction aj a result of the recent pension strike. But this Injunction would noi apply to a strike over new contract negotiations. The government would have to seek a new Injunction lo prevent such a walkout , To Seek Injunction John C. Gall, attorney for Moody, told reporters that he would Immediately file charges with the National Labor Relations Board that Lewis had again refused to bargain with the Southern Coal Producers Association. He said that NLRrj Counsel Robert N Denham would be asked to seek an immediate court injunction to require Lewis to bar- gain, if the general counsel wishes to do so. Lewis quit the wage conference scarcely 24 hours after Judge T, aside—at FOURTEEN PAGES Lions Club Elects Officers SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTO Dr. J. K. Beaslcj- (First vice president) R. A. Nelson (President) H. A. Nelson, owner of the Dr. Bottling Co., was president of the Lions cluV yesterday at the weekly meeting or the club In the Hotel Noble. Pepjier Mr. Nelson, who served as first, vice president for the past year, succeeds W. L. Horner. Dr. J. K. Bcasley was elected first vice president and C. Murray Smart was named second vice president,. Both were candidates for the club presidency and received the second and third highest numbc Worth D. Holder was elected secretary-treasurer and E. was named Lion-Tamer. Eugene Still and L. H. Autry were elected to the Lions Club Board of Directors, succeeding Sam and James Terry. Holdover members of the board arc Max Logan, Bryan Miley and Mr. Horner, who serves as director while bnmcdlaie past president. W. J. pollard. Chester Caldwell and Paul Pryor were named trustees. The new officers and directors will be installed July 6. Dr. Bcaslcy was second vice president last year. Mr. Holder sue- 4 r, ,j Federal J ceeds Mr. Smart as secretary-treas- aoldsboroueh set| urer.-As-Llon-Timer, 'Mr. Terry re- C. M. Smurl (Second vice president) , lo- ami ended April,12. Goldsborough took under advisement a second government request -to dismiss the no-strike injunction obtained by the government Anrll 21 to guarantee R»alnst another strike as a result of the pension dispute. v _Lewis made It clear that he has no person?! objection to Moody Hh opposition is based on the union's refusal to negotiate collectively with the Southern producers Lewis charged yesterday that- the Southern producers would us- their presence at th c conference to block an ajrcemsnt with the rest of the soft coal industry. The start of today's wage session was delayed for an hour while Lewis conferred privately with Charles O'Neill. Central Pennsylvania Producers' president- Harry M. Moses, chief negotiator for u S Steel Corp.. and George Campbell' Peal ^ heard several numbers p the First Grade Band from School. Mrs. R. A: Berryman, director of public school music, player! Railroad Dispute Seen WASHINGTON, May 10. (UP)— eluded Chancellor Francis Cherry of Jonesboro and W. H. Vaughn and „,, , lis well-informed offi- J. O. both of Memphis i • Draft Issue Splits House Committee Army Reviews Sentences Of Condemned Germans WASHINGTON. May 19. (UP>— The Army today began a review of the cases of 17 Germans whose executions were stayed less than 48 hours before they were to die as war criminals. Army Sccrelary Kenneth C. Royall ordered the review last night after the U. S. Supreme Court refused to consider the appeals ~of the condemned men and of 53 other Germans sentenced to prison. They chnrgert attorney and tortured into confessing their guilt. through their American that they were tricked Community Development Clinic to 8e Discussed The Community Development Clinic will be discussed by mcm- f?™°l tn « bo « r <l of directors for the Chamber of Commerce at 2-30 P.m. tomorrow, Worth Holder wxager, said today. ,, °' he r. lte ms Jo be discussed In- •r ih. l!S erectlon of » signboard "' ''« ed ,S e of the city limits welcoming vlsUor* to Blythcvim Hayti Jaycees Elect Officers, Plan Inaugural CARUTHERSV1LLE, Mo., May 13—At the regular meeting of the Hayti Junior Chamber of Commerce, new officers for the next year were elected, with Benny Jack Hall, young Hayti business man who also has business Interests In CaruthersviUc, being elected president. Other officers named were: Bud Keen, first vice-president; Carl Williams, .second vice-president; Hershel Kaiser, secretary; W. W. Chlsin, treasurer; nnd W. F Moore and Max Stum, directors Installation ceremonies are planned In June, which will include an Inaugural ball. WASHINGTON, May — The House Rules \vhich must approve t.,. 'ear Ule H ° U5e Ci "' V0 '^°""'^ B|>- Wage Accord Is Reported; CIO Denies it CHICAGO, May 19. _<UP) — The wage Issue in thj nationwide meat packing strike has been settled, a source who took port In the negotiations said today. The only Issue still in thc way of a final settlement of the 65-day walkout Is the question of job security for strikers, the source snirt. He .said tha CIO United Packlng- | house Workers agreed to accept [the nine-cent hourly raise offered in ,„ by lhc P ackers before the strike IB.—(UP) began March 16. The union Had I cia), who asked not to .., said "substantial progress" on new contract terms has been made In the new negotiations which opened yesterday. He believed there was a chnn.:e that full agreement, between the rail industry and thc three unions 'may como within a day Committee, Involved or two." This official sold it was because of the progress in negotiations that the government postponed for nine d.?;s its request for a federal court injunction to forbid a strike on the government-operated rnflronds. To insure against a walkout 1:1 the meantime, however, the Justice Department last night obtained from Jud~e T Alan Goldsbo- rouah a 10-tlay extension of the no-strike restraining order which halted the thrcr-.tcncd rail strike May 11. GoMsboroush Issued the original order when the unions fai 1 .- cd to cancel strike orders after demanded a 29-ccnt hourly in-1 President Truman seized thc rail- crease originally. " \ roads. A spokesman for the union, however denied that the union hid accepted the packers' offer it a I'rolectlon Sought It was understood thc Justice Vz- Princess Has Measles . LN P° N ' 19.-(UP)-Bri- . .' .--- tains Princess Margaret Rose has Palace announced measles. Buckingham today that thc 17-year-old princess Is in bed, but said there Is no reason for anxiety. oi tne 19-through-25 selective service measure will switch Ins vote to aye at the request of Republican leaders This means the draft bill will clear the rules committee—but the hard ivay. Committee hearings went into their second day'today and were certain to go on all we"k "I've got plenty of questions "to ask. said Chairman Leo E. Allen R,. 111., who opposes the draft. He has proposed Instead that the armed forces put up a cash bonus for volunteers. Meanwhile. there was talk among Republican senators of try- Ing to write a compromise to head off a prospective fight over Southern demands for racial segregation "by choice" in the armed forces. High School Principal At Luxora Resigns to Take Seorcy Position A vacancy In the teaching staff of the Luxora High School caused by thc resignation of J. W Cady has not been filled, T. D. Wllklns superintendent, said today. Mr. Cady was named principal last year and has resigned to accept a similar position at Searcy High School and to complete work on his master's degree. Mr. Cady Is a graduate of the University of Arkansas. His resignation is effective at the close of this school year. New York Cotton NEW YORK, May 19. (UP)—Close steady, Mar. , May . July . union negotiators had told packers "quite bluntly" that union "would not accept nine cents or any other wage offer until the ,a,d the' of fUlc .. rcstrillnln B ° rdcr °" the Iss-e of discrimination strikers Is settled first." against Soybeans (Trices f.o.b. Qilr.T-o) May 421B 425 420 423B July 411B 419 411 419B Nov 311B 319B instructions from the While Hous,-. Mr. Truman's advisers v.-cre said to Icsi that while a union-government court battle over an Injunction should be avoided during th2 current lubcr-innnnecmcnt negotiations, tho government needed protection against a possible suct- negotlators will meet the presidents of thc engineers, switchmen and firemen's unions some time today for another bargaining conference. uen rail walkout. Rail industry Full Military Rites to Be Conducted Sunday for Pvt. A. G. Ashabranner The body of Pvt. Alfred Glenn Ashabranner, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Ashabranner of Hly- thcvtlle. Route 3, who was killed in action In France during World | A'ai II. will arrive In Blytheville Friday for burial, it was announced Dec. Open High Low Close , 3305 3323 3300 3300 . 3289 ym 3268 32KB . 3700 3732 3685 3710 , 3408 3425 3395 3403 3341 3351 333O 333« Spot* close M«o up 11. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. In the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. P. H. Jernigan, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will lie in the Maple Grove Cemetery with full military honors to be given by Ihe Dud Cason Post 24 of thc American Legion. Private Ashabranner was killed in Southern France Oct. 30, 1944, oy a German sniper. He is thc fir^t North Mississippi County war casualty lo be returned to this country for burial and the second in thc county. Active pallbearers will be R. O. Riggs, Max Riggs, Leon Rtggs, Ed- dte Roy Rlggs, Wayne Payne, Dosler Grimes, Ralph Trammel and Jim Broolu. wile; Grovcr Baker, and Magistrate M. Four Pemiscof Men to Testify In Vote Inquiry Sub-Committee Atks For Information on 1946 Election Lottery CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., May 19 —Four Pemlscot County resident* are In Washington, D. O., today where they were 3Ub])cnneiI by a sub-cominttteo of the Senate Judiciary Committee as witnesses In the alleged vote lottery that was salrt to have been conducted In this county in the general election of Move mbcr, IMU. In detention to the four from this county, there are ten other residents of adjacent counties who were sub|ienaed. All went to St, Louis, uuel flew from there to Washington. Those from Pemlscot County making Iho trip were: James M. Hccves member of Ward & Hccve.i Inw firm and serving as county Democrat Committee chairman In 1946; Leonard Llmbnugh, a leader In Republican party circles, and chairman of Ihe County Republican central Committee; Jesse Johnson, local Republican lender; and W. W. (Bur- Jey) Chlsin, ot Hayti, a Democrat, who toured the county prior to and during election with » sound truck. Those from other sections In this area are: Dimklln County—John Dnlton, Kcimetl attorney, and Arthur Goodman, Kennetl magistrate; Byron Sharp, Maiden attorney. New Madrid County—Merrill SHlt- Icr, New Madrid attorney. Scott County—Charles Blunton, Slkeston newspaperman, and his N. E. Fuchs, E. Montgomery, all Democrats; and Gene PoU- sclmlck, Republican, a\l of Slkeston. In a recent hearing in Cape Ol- ardcau Federal Court, charges of vote lottery against Bliinton, Baker and Fuchs were dismissed when tho presiding Judge ruled that witnesses could not be required to testify if there was possibility that their testimony might Incriminate tlicm. The hearing In Washington began Tuesday, nnrt when notified to appear to testify, witnesses were ordered to do so "relative to m.itters under consideration In the nomination of Roy W. Harper of Caruth- cravllle as Unjted States District Judge for'the'eastern and western districts of Missouri." In, 1846, Harper served u SUte Democratic chairman, with head- .quarlcrs In Jefferson City. He la now serving as federal Judge on an Interim appointment by President Truman. . Chairman of the Senate aub- committse conducting the hearing Is Missouri's U. a. Senator Forrcs Donnell, a Republican. Other members of the committee are Senator Thomas of Oklahoma, Republican and Senator E&slland of Mississippi Democrat. In procedures of this kind, after the sub-committee makes the Investigation, It then offers Its recommendations or findings to Ihe Judiciary Committee, which In turn makes Its recommendations to the Senate. The hearing Is expected to be completed this week. Denies Knowledge el Lottery In connection with the charges It Is stated that Hnrpcr had knowledge of thc alleged lottery, which was said to have been conducted in several Southeast Missouri counties. Harper has denied any knowledge of attempt at lottery, stating he was In Jefferson city all during the campaign and election. Charges of lottery grew out of the fact that an intensive "get out the vote" drive was singed In various counties In this section, with a number oi priws being ottered to those who did go and vote. In this county, quite a number of prizes were given, the major prize being a new car or Its cash equivalent which was won by a woman living near Hayti, Other prizes includec items which were hard to get al that time, Including nylon hose lard, and other similar Items. Charges of lottery entered Into thc picture because or the fnct that following election, numbers were drawn from a hat, and the person whose vote registration number corresponded with the number drawn was winner of a prize. Outcome of the investigation in Washington Is being followed with considerable Interest In this section. Baccalaureate Sermon Sunday In B.H.S. Stadium The Rev. Allen D. Slcwart, pastor of the First Methodist Church will deliver the sermon at the baccalaureate services of ville High School, which held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday In the High School Stadium. Members of the High School Band will play thc prelude "Chapel Shrine" by Lconl and the processional which wll) be "March From Athlla" by Mendelssohn. The Rev. Lester D. stnibhar 4 pastor of the First Chrlstnln Chu- rch.wlll give the Invocation which n'wlll he followed by the A Cappclln Choir with Jo Anne Trli'schmann, soloist, singing "Out Of The Depths by James, and "Sanctus" by Gounod. Following Ihe sermon, the band, chorus choir and audience will sing "Come Thou Almighty King' by Glardini and the benediction will be given by the Rev. H. L. Roblson, pastor of the West Blytheville Parish. "Pilgrim's Chorus" by Wagner will be played as th* ressioual. Blyth- wlli be Jews and Arabs Locked in Battle For Walled City By EUav Simon Vnlted PI*M SUff Correspondent TEL AVIV, May 19. (U.l'.)-^ewish Army troops have ed the Initiative In i -- . .. the Initiative In bitter hand-to-hand said today, ^.TJi?! '&f* »* re .P° rts c!rcl »ated in some Arab 1 received the Mundf-Nixon Bill Change Rejected House Shoutt Down Proposal to Exempt Communist Fronts WASHINGTON, May 19. (UP) — The House shouted down today a proposal to exempt Communist front orgatHzatitms t ,om the provisions of the Mundt-Nlxon bill to curb Communism. The motion was defeated bv voice vote. It wns offered by Hep. Abraham J. Multer, D., NY He finld the bill would result In the prosecution of such groups on ground.! of "guilt by association 1 ' Rep. Richard M. Nixon, R., Cal co-nnlhor of the mensiirc, led the' the P r °ix>««l. He n .1 hm, . alrt the bill 1., a "vast improvement over the attorney general's present system of listing subversive ground The mewnre— headed for certain House passage later today— would impose strict curbs on Communist activities anil remilre Com- numist leaders to cut ' their ties with Moscow on penalty of fines and Jail sentences. Would Ren trie t R It would force the Communist party and Its fronts to register with the Justice Department bar Communists from federal .jobs deny them passports and require entire city uthoritles have 11 • i, — '" broke Into the city through the Zion Date c I ™ c^r [n"" boundllr >'' and now But there was no Inclination "ere to overlook the fact that the plight of Jews in Jerusalem i, desperate' i that unless Jewish reinforcements can get through awn they may^not be able to hold but. * walled section of the holy city "ally 1, , hlt0f> wUWn ^ ^ tie,' since". Arab fore«, mostly «' the Arab Lejlon, rinj all Jerusalem and are prenthf at Jewish pottion, la the modern ' «uarters of the city. ,1.^ H h ( , m ) !ltflr y sources also claimed that Ramleh, M mi ieJ southeast of Tel Aviv on the^ltal to f^to flerc rU5alCm> WM * b ° Ut Zvai Leuml forces which' now ar» Part of the Jewish army They jatd some Arabs were fleeing from Wilhelma, which with Ramleh protects the big airport at Lydda, where commercial planes formerly landed. This would Indicate the Jews might soon be In possession of the airport. ^ • Not even capture of Hamleh, however, would open the road for reinforcements for Jerusalem Jews. The Arabs have strong position* along the road near Jerusalem. Tel ,b> rald glrens tent _ Mosl, of v the defcate In the Home has been over the provision covering front organizations rather than the. Communist; Party itself. Crlt- cs : claim, the bill wcAHd'hll many Innocent organizations. Rep. Vlto Marcanfonlo, ALP N.Y., conceded that not more than' ! bill. He said he will maie'fT final effort however, to send It back to mTtle" er ' Can Actlvltlej Com - Nlxon said Marcantonlo agreed not to drug out debate so long as no attempt Is. made to "gag" opponents of the legislation. The House was called Into session at 10 a.m. Instead of noon In an effort to finish action on the bill Although the bill would out stop people from advocating Communism. It would restrict Communist activities and require Communist cut their ties with Moscow or face criminal prosecution. Baptists Launch Church-Wide Tithing Campaign MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 19—(rrp) —The 91st annual meeting ot the Southern Baptist Convention opened today prepared to consider a report to have each of the 6,000 000 odd members of the convention contribute at least 10 per cent of his Income In 1949 and future years. "Every Baptist a tlther". will be the slogan of the enlarged tithing campaign if the plan Is adopted by the full meeting. An estimated 10,000 delegates or "messengers" as they are called convened to hear Dr. Louie D. Newton, of Atlanta, On., keynote of the convention. Newton Is retiring as president, and thc development In the presidential race showed at least two candidates In ! the running — Robert Q. Lee of Memphis and Dr. John Buchanan of Birmingham, The Rev. W. R. Pettlgrew, pastor of the Walnut Street Baptist halt dozen times during the day; but no plnnes appeared. Egyptian planes have raided the city daily since last Saturday. ; Once Inside the old walled'clty, the Jewish .reinforcements linked »P with 1300 Haganah, Irgun Zval Leuml and Stern .Gang fighters to launch an attack c upon Arab Lec - gion forces who entered- yesterday through St. Stephen'* Oatt' in ; thV E«st wall.. ' •• :•• . •„.. •;*• ,The J«wtth ntU designed to thro *i believed . , the- Arabi"oft balance and break up Arab concert- . tratlons which, at last reports from Arab sources In Amman, were prepared to open tHeir own assault fr*n the Holy City. • " • .' Heavy fighting continued elsewhere on .the Jerusalem-Tel AVIY highway, however. A Jewish army communique said the former'Brit- ish Sarafand army camp, on th» Highway 13 miles East of Tel Aviv, had been captured from the Arab*. BrIUIn to Continue Aid LONDON. May 19. (UP)—'Britain will continue military aid to Trans- Jordan, Iraq and Egypt 'unless and until the United Nations should find that these slates acted Illegally" in Palestine, a Foreign Olfic* spokesman said today. . :. ,. The spokesman said Britain's obligations to the three Arah states include providing financial assistance, military training, and equipment. The Arab Legion of Trans-Jor- ttan, now fighting in Jerusalem, is subsidized, equipped, trained and officered by the British. Iraq and Egypt also are militarily dependent upon this country. Church at Louisville, Ky., delivered the convention sermon. Duke K. McCail of Nashville, Tenn., executive secretary, presented the Executive Committee administrative report whiuh called for the raising of $10,000,000 during 1949. Chinese Plan Inaugural NANKING, Generalissimo May 19. _<TJP)— Chiang Kfil-Shek and Gen. LI Tsung-Jen tomorrow will be Inauguarted as china's first constitutional president and vice- president, respectively. Weather Arkansas forecast:—Partly cloudy today, tonight, and Thursday. Scattered Ihundershowers in the extreme West portion Thursday. Not much change In temperatures. Minimum this morning—54. Maximum yesterday—82. Sunset today—6:59. Sunrise tomorrow—4:54. Precipitation, 84 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—J7.72. Mean temperature (midway between high and low—M. Normal mean for May—70.2. John McDoweft Buys Interest in Drug Store John McDowell, Blytheville cotton buyer, lias purchased an interest In Wooils Drug Store at 221 West Main Street, It was announced today. Mr. McDowell will Uke an active Interest In the management of the drug store along with Roy Woods, co-owner. Mr. McDowell said he will continue to operate 43 fln independent cotton buyer, however. Fire Jewelers Announce Schedule tor the Summer Beginning • this afternoon five Jewelry stores In Blytheville will be closed on Wednesday afternoon' It was learned today. Those panning to remain closed on Wednesday afternoons during the summer months are Fltzpatrlck Jewelry Company, Drelf^s Jewe.lry Company Guard Jewelry and Optical Company, Schmuck Jewelry Company and the Pato:Bryant Jewelry Company. New York Stocks 2 F. M. Quotations AT & T 156 3-4 Amer Tobacco 60 Anaconda Copper i 38 Beth Steel 36 Chrysler 60 1-4 Coca Cola 170 ''. Qtn Electric ..' 38 7-S Gen Motors 4. M 5-8 Montgomery Ward U 1-3 N Y Central 17 1-4 Int Harvester W l-i North Am Aviation 12 1-4 Republic Steel » 1-2 Radio ; .',,, 13 ' Socony Vacuum' 19 7-^ Studebaker . ...:.....;..., 24 l-J Standard of N J It 1-4 Texas Corp 8) S-l Packard S 1-4 U S3tee) « Kt

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