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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THPT DOMINANT NEWSPAPKU. os- Ni->BTn»iaTi »t,^.„,„... "^^"^ * • *^^r . i-»»rrerArr.K <jr HuKrHXAST ARKANSAS AND siDlmirAsw uraa,m*M» ^^ VOL. 3EL.V— NO. 66 graduates Urged To Use Talents Wrfhin Arkansas **•+• f»r Too Ltxtg M«j» H«MM WytheviUe Courier Blythevttfe Daiif New. MUslisjppI Valley sUythevlll* Herald. TMKASJT MIMOURl •*i l*»e past, people have been one »i th« greate*t «xports from Ar- kttJKai," Dr. Lewis Webster Jones pmWsnt of the University of Ai- Vold graduating seniors last when he »pokc at the comment e«ercises in the High •chcol ataoMum. "However, Dr. Jones, pointed out trist in the most recent years there had been a marked tendency for ttie youot; people educated in Arkansas to stay In Arkansas and contribute to iU progress rather »hs>i migrating to other kales to d'Wop tiisir talents. Arkansas has made great in- areate In Ui« volume of profitable industries and in scientific agriculture, Dr. Jonas staled, and only by keeping Hie "best minds of Arkansas in Arkansas" can we expect our atoW to be great. In the past this shifting of the talents ot Arkansas to the more moneyed states created a problem, »nd only in .the most, recent years has t*ie problem started righting itself. The purpose ot the Arkansas School System is to develop osr human resources. Dr. Jont* sakL We must build knowledge, UM bsvtfe »< our modern ciTtll- xa4ion, and gel over the Idea that opportunities of the young are limited by the closing of the physical frontier. Dr. Jones stressed the idea that, by virtue of the lact that there was so many special fields there was no need for an Indllvdual talent to go undeveloped. With the modern complexity of industry, ero::orr.:ss and society there L? much room for Ux limitless expansion of the varying talents found in any graduating group. The problem lies in discovering which field your abilities d be directed toward, the *aker said. In college students there are many who have no idea of what they plan to do with their lives, Dr. Jones said, but that doesn't mean that they are wasting time by 'continuing their education, because that furthered educations helps them to. discover an ability or an attituj? tiidc might have gone <xvipletely vhjddeii, had there , not 'ween, a meiifls of recognition Unr.k;- eation. " - ..-• .-•".-•,• Dr. Jones in emphasizing the need ot • proper work habits explained that students who complain tiiat they haven't the abstract ability or the intelligence quotient to complete a task successfully but that they lack proper work habits. High Standards Stressed Dr. Jviwt, took issue with the idea that the sarly years were the only fe«aa*ive years of life. He advanced the idea that the period from 15 W X was the period of greatest development and the greatest influence in future habits and attitudes toward fellow beings and our work. Df. Jones urged that each student hoW for himself a standard of excellence and not be content with mediocrity. Dr. Jon«s spoke before a near capacity audience. Diplomas were preesnted to 105 seniors last night by Max B. Reid, president of the Board of Educa- 'Wing presentation of diplo- W. B. Nicholson, superintendent ot Biytheville Schools Intro- ducted honor students Dorothy Lum and Peggy Van Winkle. Approximately 60 former Arkansas University students and their friends attended a dinner honoring Dr. Jones at the First Christian Church, and following the commencement exercises Dr. Jones was presented to students, friends, and parents of the graduating class at an Informal reception in the school cafeteria. Memorial Day Weekend to Be Fatal to Many OHIO AGO, May »._ (UP)— The National Safety Council estimated today tint traffic accident* will take one of the heaviest de.th tolls in the nation'* history during the Memorial Day weekend. The eotwM that ntry dkc hi highway darfec the halbtar awrlod. L«t y<w M* aenone were kHHed In hoJMsy (rattle during • similar Uire«-4ajr Memorial Day weekend. Th* Iota4 wa* one of the MI word. The astim.te for Mu* y«ar does not Include subsequent death* re- iHriMnx from injuries suffered during the holiday. It applies only to immediate deaths. Caldwell Accepts Dell School Post Biytheville Junior High Principal Submrts Resignation A. K. Caldwell. who nan been principal of the junior high school in Biytheville for the past two years, has resigned effective June 1 to accept a position as superintendent of Del! nounced today. school, he an- The vacancy with the Dell teaching staff was brought about by the recent resignation of H. C Richie Mr. Richie, has not made known his plans for the future. Mr. Caldwell will assume his duties at Dell j u i y j He wll , , !~ Biytheville June U for KnoxvlUe Tcnn.. where he will complete work on his masters degree at the University of Tennessee. He received his bachelors degree at the Union University, Jackson, Tenn. Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell, daughter Russia Raps British Policy In Palestine By Robert Manning Pres. Staff Correspondent) BIA'THBVILI^ARKAN^AS,SATtiRDAY. MAT », 1948 Author of 'Inside USA- May Testify In 'Yoke' Probe Book and WPA D.ta S*t«J to •• Sources For Criticized Script* By Edward V. Roberts United Press Waff Correspondent WASHINGTON, M»y ».—(UP) — : U|B " S 'or House InvesligRlori snirt to<Iay they * erve wlt f South Mississippi Countians Plan Country Club, Golf Course may call author John Gunthcr who*. "Inside USA" was described a. one of the source* of the oontro- " wwial "Voice of America" cuti. broad- Ounlher's best-seller and WPA slate giiiiiebooVs wen cited before the House Baccutlre Expenditures Subcommitlee as the background material used in preparing the radio scripts. The Stale Department's propaganda programs have provoked cries of. ".slander" ind "sabotage" from Congressmen who claim their home states were redi- culed. Chairman J. Edgar Chenoweth, R., Colo., wlmtc subcommittee Is conducting p,ne of four investign- tions of the "Voice," said, "w. want to go into the background, and we may have to call 011 Mr. Ounther." While the House hearings were in recess for the weekend, government translators made public more of the "Voice" programs which wcie beamed to Latin-American listener*. They showed that the scripts were not wholly critical cu the United States. One passage praised the Midwest as "the most important region of the United States." it said "agriculture and industry . , . reached their highest expression" there. Another said New England has a "splendid cultural background," country club lor South Mississippi County resldenls and a committee headed by Thomas P. Florid* hns slnrtert to work on details of the project which csll for a club house nine-hole golf course with grass greens, and possibly > swimming pool and tennis courts. Nearly so businessmen and nlnnt- er. attended a preliminary meeting Thursday ntRht in the office of >. s. Lnney in Osceola to discuss 'or the club, Appointed to Hh Mr. Florida on the planning committee were: i,. c B Young, Mayor Ben *-. Butler, I/PS- lle Speck, the Rev. L. T. Lawrence. Kelser, li, a. R. Branch Point, J. I. craln and Glenn A Qreeu (X Wilson, o. J. IX)wr«nc« Of Drirer, and Bill DYIM ol Lui- ora. The committee member, will meet Tuesday mid begin a surv.y of po»- sible silos for the club and l»unch a membership drive seeking a charter membership of at least JOO, The ne.U gen«r«l meeting of «h* group ts scheduled for June 10 when permanent officers are to be elected membership fees determined and reports submitted on the site M- lectlon and plans for lh» bulldlnu. Darrell crnln mid Robert M. Oravea, Judge, Attorneys Set Court Docket Many Civil Cases Will B* Heard H«r« Starting Jun* 7th. Circuit Judge Charles W. Likht of Paiagould held pre-trial conferences here yesterday with members of the bar with civil cases pondliiK in the Chlckosawbn. Division of the Mississippi Circuit Court to be tried during the term beginning May T. A fairly henvy schedule of, cases is on the docket. A panel of petit Jurors Is to report on May g the second day of the term, but court will be In recess May 8 through M«y 12 to permit Attorneys to attend the annual meeiing of the Arkansas Bar Assoclntion in Hot Sin-ings. Judge Light will hear civil cases In Paragould Monday and Tuesday of next week and then re-open. court in Osceola for further "hear- In still another passage, the narrator remarks that "according to statistics, half of the population of Chicago does not speak English." He adds that they speak "all the languages of the world—even Sanskrit." Chenoweth said his group will not confine its inquiry to the Latin- American broadcasts but w,?il i''go into what w being broadcast to other countries, including Russia." State Department 'officials 'told the committee- they weren't given enough money by Congress to sup- en - -------- -- — = ---- —>. LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., May 39 j-«" lls e broadcasts to South America (UP)- -Russia accused Britain be- ' w 'hich were produced by the Nalore the United Nations Security i tional Broadcasting Company. But Council today of pursuing a policy lhey sai(i a11 broadcasts to "critical of "hyprocrisy and cynicism" in ar" Osceola School Staff Selected For 1948-49 Term «, AU .i Ut two '«a<*in8 positions In Hie Osceola Public Schools have «en "lied, Superintnedent c. Franklin Sanders said today. Mrs. c. i,. Moorc wjl , be princl . pnl of the high school, other high school faculty members Include: Rube Boyce, head athletic director; Charle. O. Moore, head basketball couch and assistant football coach- Herbert E. Daugherty, band Glee CJub; Marguerite Reid, home economics: Settle Ruth Humphries of Mississippi state Co iieg e for Wo _ men English and Spunlsh; Betty Gwaltney of Duke University, junior high science and junior high msth; Edward H. Demetrlo of W * stat<: Collcge ' sentor Palestine. Britain dismissed the charge as nothing but "vulgar abuse and general vindication." The exchange came as the council prepared for a vote on sharply conflicting Russia and British proposals for dealing with the Palestine warfare. Neither appeared likely to be adopted and the French stood by with a third plan designed to gain at least a cease-fire for the Holy City of Jerusalem. i Soviet Delegate Andrei Gromyko I attacked the British proposal for a four-week cease fire during which the flow of arms and men to Palestine would be banned. He charged that it was designed to pave the way for punitive UN action against the Jewish "victims of aggression" and that It would merely pour more oil on the Middle East fire. eas," including countries behind the iron curtain, were checked. Both NBC and State Department spokesmen admltied the South American broadcasts were a blunder, and accepted joint responsibility. Assistant Secretary of State. George V. Allen pledged that nil future broadcasts would be looked over in advance. South Africa May Drop Ties With Great Britain LONDON, May 29.—(Uj>)_R e . sponsible British quarters said today that South Africa may follow Eire's example and loosen its ties With the empire a« a result of the nationalist election victory. . They doubted that a Nationalist government would break away from the empire altogether. The pro- British segment of the population 1* too large to be ignored to that extent, these quarters said. 70-Group Air Force Plane Buying Starts WASHINGTON, May 26. —(UP) —Defense Secretary James Forrcs- ta! has set the new 70-group Air Force program in motion by approving nearly *2,000,000,oon worth of plane contracts. He announced last night that he has authorized the Air Force to place orders at once for $1.3*5,1*5.000 worth of planes, and the Navy for »«63,635,000. This is the first authorization to spend any of the (3,108,100,000 which Congress voted recently to begin building toward a 70-group force. At present, the nation's air strength comprises 55 groups. President Truman has Indicated he mny not spend all the money approved by Congress — some $822,000,000 more than he himself requested. Eight State Lawmakers Face Task Of Paring $50 Million from Budget - The elementary school faculty was announced to include: Herbert Smith, principal, Mrs. Herbert Smith, and Miss Myrtle Eslle McDougal, sixth grade; Mrs. C. H Carter and Miss Nan Beth Barger. fifth grade; Mrs. K. H . Mann. fourth grade; Mrs. C. L. Origsby «hd Mrs. Charles Moore, U:ird grade; Mrs. Dan ~ ' ' ne ol $157,000,000. To do the Job and not wind with an embarrassing deficit and _ mass headache, Gov. Ben Laney suggested the committee proceed on the assumption that revenues would not increase and do about $50000000 worth of subtracting from the budget requests. The committee was ippointed following a meeting here yesterday, at which the stale legislative council was presented with the budgets The council Is to write the money bills for the next legislature. Heading the chopping committee was Sen. Clyde Byrd of El Dorado. He will be aided by Senators Russell Elrod of Siloam Springs Lawrence Blackwell of Pine BlufI and .. . , j forecast the state s Income for the next two Ellis Pagan of Little Rock, and Rep- . and the grade school vncan- «i the second era HP Mis " D«n«trio, . incl « d « five new Moor*. Ed- Miss Myrtle Mrs. Chirle<i They were told each state fund would be overdrawn If nil the qit ' . Deepest in the . red would be the public school fund Which would show nn *18.000,000 deficit If the legislature asrreed to set up a 131,000,000 annual educa- However, he said, "so long as we continue our aid to Europe and carry on our military preparedness program, I believe revenues will remain ss large as they have been during the current ttro years." He quickly added, "that Is only * guess." Laney condemned local units of government for what he termed constant appeals to the state and federal governments for more money." _ He said certain reforms would have to be made In the state's tax ^f! c ™."? cfore _ we 8<* on a sound questioning the right of the county committee to Increase by appoint" merit the number of , Little River Township members from two to five. Three additional members were appointed by. Committee. Chairman Jesse Taylor at the last committee meeting on. recommendation of the county committee. Jurors Summoned Harvey Morris, circuit court clerk, today announced the following list of petit jurors and HlterilBfc* te> be called for the civil.t ^^ opening her€ Monday^. jurors are being notified . William Berryman'and his'"cTep.... to report to Judge Light Tuesday morning, June 8. W. Caery, J. M. Decker, Albert H. White, A. E. McCullcy, Trigger Wall, Max Logan, Herb ciillds, Robert L. Thompson, A. H. Hnrsh- raati, Billy Boone, R. w. Nichols E'ic Wardell, Jimmy Pnrks, Tommy Tinker Johnny Young, Joe B Evnns Patrick Rowcll, L.. E. Baiter, Ebb Carson, John c. McHaney, Jimmy Sanders, Freeman Robinson, Brynnt P. Stewart, Joe Wheeler, Bill Tamke, John M. Stevens, Jr., w. P. Fitzgerald, Clarence Moore. Cecil Bimn, Wm. H. Wyatt E. W. Noland, Garrett Abuott. Richard Haynes and J. R. Lambert. Alternates: L. R. Matthews V. R. Dixon, J. E, Guntcr, Marvin Lane, J. H. McHaffey, R. E. Stringer, u. S. Blankenshlp, Sam Buck, Ed Hardln Floyd Rector, Erby Hodge and Cecil Brothers. Senate Committee Unwilling fro Push General's Return WASHINGTON, May 29. —(UP) —Senate oommittcemen were cool today to suggestions of MacArlhur- for-pr&sident boosters that they ask the Army to order Gen. Douglas MacArthur home from Tokyo. Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, who Invited the general to testify on Fir Easl- crn affairs, appeared willinj to accept his refusal of yeste.-day as final. A Tokyo dispatch quoted s, source n 'y and Wage Hike Ends Chrysler Strike .United Auto Workers Win 13-Cent-on-Hour Boost; Idle 17 Doyi DETROIT, (U.P.)— The United Auto Workers '(CIO) claimed a "resounding victory" today In winning a 13-cent-an-hour wage Increase to end the 11-day strike of 13.000 Chrysler Corp. employes The union said the Increase should not cause a rise In "car prlccn. It claimed Chrysler could pay the Increase, cut prices »120 per car and still mnk. a six ner cent profit. The third round wage agreement, reachel last night, ended the strike at midnight. Chrysler officials said production of Chrysler, Dodg«, Plymouth and DeSoto passenger cars and Dodge trucks piolmbly would get underway in about a week. The company snld an Inventory must be completed and that consldcuable damage occurred *»•!,(.„ the strike started because steam power plants were shut itown suddenly In .lead of slowly. The Chrysler agreement differed sharply from the General Motors contract reached last w«k tn that It Included no cost-of-Hvlng provision. In addltlo^ to an ll-cent increase, the GM contract provided that wnges should rise and fall according to a cost-of-llvlng Index. Kxtends Old Contract The .Chrysler agreement extends •-'•--' ' .HI Aug. 1, igso, It her partj may revision will n Chrysler »trlke thousand, of workers at auto supplier plants including 13,000 at the Brlggs Manufacturing Co., who have been Idle since ihortly after th« itrlk. began May 11. The agreement, announced Jointly by Robert w. Conder, Chrysler labor relations director, and Nor- mnn Matthews, chief of the UAW's Chrysler Department. Is to be ratified by the membership tomorrow. The Cnrysier agreement left the Ford Motor Co., RS the only one of the t>ig three" auto makers still to bargain with the UAW on third- round Increases. The UAW and Ford open negotiations June 14 The Chrysler settlement raised the average hourly pay of prortuc- l on workers to $1.67. OM workers tlon workers to «!.««. G M workers earn slightly over $1.51. Condor said Chrysler also will give its salaried employes Increases of about nine per cent with the minimum rise being |» a month. Little Rock Veteran* Hospital Need* Doctor* UTTLE ROCK, May 2B. (U P ,_ The Veteran., Hospital here faces a shortage of cloclorj B s 25 Army Physicians arc to be released after completing their two-year t«rms of active duty. Dr - H : W- Sterling, hospital man "Bf. said the Army-trained doctor* will be released June 10. ', "Their departure will create a "W<s e?n/{ , thC hosplM " "<= ««. we expect to get some doctors in *" y - but not en °"" ' July, but not ^.^^,,. j"* agreement with the Ar- for war-trained doc- Wallace, Thomas Denounce Bill to Curb Communism Act Ttnntd of Wor' On Am«ricoH Twc , pw.idtr.tW oandkt.te.-Hnry A. Wsllac. and Norm.n Thoma»control th « "declar.tlon w«r on American right* and an action to mak* "nurtyrs" out of CommunUU. *""' c «. "Jlfd P»rty prealdentlal cai>dld»te, laid hi. party would defy the Communlst-curblrur bill |r It became l.w. Ht aald It "reek, with hyiwcrlsy" and dentroyi the basic guarantees of free speech and fret assembly. • Thomas, perennl.1 Socialist Party hm J 1 *', ** td the Munrtt-Nljo'i bill .dually would be a "bles.sliiK to communist*." He »alrt 11 would make them martyr* and Is a "<lnn- gerously mistaken way" of rtenliny with the parly. The flenate Judiciary Commltlco heard the view of Wallace »nrt Tlioitus. The committee li considering the bill which would put tight new restrictions, on the Cominimlst Party. It would force the party to •ever alleged ties with Hussln ami muke It mindatory for the party and IU member, it register with th. Justice Department. Altaek. Communism Although Thomas opposed the bill, he delivered a aiaslitng attack on CommunlKn. With Wnllace wnltliijf to follow htm, the veteran Socialist leader »ald Wallace'* imr- ty i« "strongly Influenced" by Communists although Wall.ce hlmstlf 1. not a communist." Thoma. said th. measure would dually strengthen the Commun- lat Party by driving It underijrountl. The bill also give* the attorney general too much power, he maintained, which might be misused by the wrong .ttorney general." This, too, WM WnllacBs contention, The former vice president said th« bill makes th. attorney general "a dictator over .very organization In the land." Thomn said the house would have done better "in the lait two years" If It had .pent lew time on the Mundt-Nlxon bill and more time on tuch measure, as price control .nd social legislation to remove the cause, which en»blt Communism toflouruto. •; Modern Section Of Jerusalem. Hit Arab Mortars By JERUSALEM, M*jr 80. (U.P.)— King « !!ll£r!!!!l^^^ *. * battered defenders Arab tanks, guns, • Barton sjhl troop reinforcement* .poured int<> ^ b Ji h JS-»».** ***>-. ' Thomas also criticised .__.. can presidential aspirant Harold E. U.S. Labor Slate Is Almost Clean For First Time Since lorly Spring, Notion Without Major Strik*. By United rre*. For the first time .Inc* the slnrt of labor's third-round wage drive early II,i, Spring, the nation today was without a major .trike Settlement of the Chrysler strike willed the labor slats .imost clean. The CIO United Automobile Workers settled Its n-dny strike .gain- raise for * • 13 ' cent hourl r Earlier this week, a strike against General Motors was averted by a settlement providing an ll-cent hourly Increase. Despite settlement* In the Automotive .nd meat packing Industries, however, the nation still faced he threat of coal mine and .hipp- ing strikes next month. In another labor disputes, these Were the developments' Meat—strikers at the Rath Packing Plant In Waterloo, i». voted to end their walkout for a nine- cent hourly rulse. About 4,KM members of th* CIO United Packinghouse Warkers will return to their Job. beginning next Tuesday. Iowa Strike End. Th« settlement followed by one day tho end of ths strike against the John Morrell Plant a* ottum- wa, la. The Rath plant at Waterloo wu the «cen« of a riot May IB In which a non-striker wa. killed and' the National Guard was called out to restore order. The strike - ,.._.......,,„« »ot"">'*ti jmruia Efa(_t_,,i, Stassen who favor, the bill, st,.- *"«*. n - tors to take the places of the Army close to MacArthur as saying he i tors ends this month. gn d the probably would return immediate- J' ltal n °» IK seeking civilian ly if ordered to do so by His mill- '" •-•" " tary superiors. The Army raid here it had not been requested to take such action. And littlfcatlcn* we: I that no such request wild be forthcoming from Capitol Hill before the Republican Nattoial Convention three weeks from now. Chairman Styles Bridges R., N. H., said he would put Macrtrlhur's statement before his committee when -It meets on Tuesday. "I don't believe the committee will press for his return," Bridges said. "If anything should happen while he was away, I certainly wouldn't want the respolsibility of having him back here." Weather he advocated was revenue basis. One reform passage of a constitutlonafameridr ment abolishing the state's share of the ad valorem tax. The governor is sponsoring such an amendment. He also said he would recommend to the legislature In his last message that It require all counties to oper- at* under a budget system. Arbmsas forecast: Partly cloudy today, tonight and Sunday. Widely scattered thundershov^rs In the Northwest portion late Sunday. Sunrise tomorrow — 4 :49. Minimum this morning— ^0 Maximum yesterday — 83. Sunset today — 7:06, ' Precipitation, 34 hours to 7 » m today — none. Total since Jan. 1 — 22.72. Mean temperature (mldray between high and low — 71,5. Normal mean for May 70.1 This Date Last Year Business and Industrial Boom in State Indicated By U. of A. Statistic* LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 39 — I(U u ) 7 T .. he ta1k " nd the »t«ti»tic» ndfcated today that business and Industry In Arkansas are booming. A survey by the College of Business Administration »t the University of Arkansas showed that business activity in the state, since 1»4J has risen more rapidly than it has for the nation as a whole Building permits in five cities were up 60 nor cent and most businesses showed gains of from one to fifteen per cent. Only coal and timber production and life Insurance sales showed any slumps. Meanwhile, Director w! M. Shepherd of Arkaasas Power and Light Company's industrial development division, said at least Jive or *l>c mum-million dollar concerns are considering Arkansas locatioju Soybeans CHICAGO, May ». (UPJ-fcy- Precipitation, Jan. , to'ibii date ju,y •^ i NOV. "Jff «? ft* ' tat * m . »en, he said, has "shown a. con- .tltutlon.l Inability to distinguish between Socialism and Communism. He Is known to hav. Immature Judgement, on many subjects." Under the bill, Wallace said he »nd hi* political followers would be ll.ble to fine, and jail sentence, because they advocated "peace talks" between Russia and the United States. "Because we Insist on seizing this spportunlty for peace and stopping ;ho drive to war," he oald, "the Mundt bill would empower th* attorney general to proscribe our party and visit criminal penalties jpon Its members, In the event that t refused—a. It most certainly would—to register with him. The anti-Communist bill would 'orce the Communist Party and Its various "front" outfits to register with th« Justice Department »nd lie a list of officers. William Z. Poster, head of the Communist 'arty In this country, told the Senate committee yesterday that the party would refuse to register. Vouse Okays Bill to Ban Interstate Shipment ot Cigarets Unless Tax Paid WASHINGTON, May M.—(UP) — The House yesterday passed a bill designed to atop the Interstate htpment of Ogaret. wlhout payment ot state sales taxes. The measure, approved on a standing vote of 83 to 35, now goes to the Senate. Rep. Thomas A. Jenkins, R., o., told the Hou« the 36 .tales that now Impose cigaret taxes are losing millions of dollars a year In potential revenue. At present, it It legal to .hip clgaret. from a state having no clgaret tax directly to consumers In a state that does have such taxes. Th. consumers thus pay Jess for their clgaret* by escaping the taxes, and the states low the revenue. pany officials sold the struck plants were operating. Cool—The United Mine Workers Journal hinted that John L. L*wl*' miner, will not accept the General Motors wnge pattern In negotat- lon. with the mine owners. The Journal, which usually reflect* Lewis' views, criticized the automobile workers for accepting the settlement. Railroads—Negotatlons were put off until Tuesday, when union and management represenlives will meet again with John R. Steelman, President Truman's top labor adviser. Leaders of the three union. Involved In the dispute a- grecd yesterday to a two-week extension of a court order which forestalled a threatened rallro.d strike May 11. Abdullah', troop* appeared m. pared to awault moderTj«u>a!*i with the urn* tactic* Uut won. MM old city, which wa* Uolated from outside help and beaten Into sub- »™ 'J CIU AriU> • oun>w »"-•«»» J.SOO Jew. .urrendersd In to* old city^ Including MX> fl»hUrs and a.OOO women and children. Thf fighters were taken ln ; truck* and buses last night to prisoner of *** camp. In the desert near Amman, capital of Trans-Jordan. Women nd children *er* placed la UM custody of the Red Cross.) The Arab Legion commander ordered ail natlvt Arab* tn th* oM quarter under house arnst '"* night a* surrender of th* Jewish defender. wu carried out. The legion guaranteed the safety of the Jew. against screaming cursing and hooting mob. of Palestinian Arab* who trl«d to mob the first group, and beat then to death In the street. Evscuatlon of the surrender*! Jew. was curried out .lowly. They were taken la smalt group, for easier protection by their heavy l**io*V guard. -•— Israeli Army Friiss. At*a*k HULDA, Israel,- May ». (try)—' The Isrseli Army threw an enttn Jewish armored brigad* with ssr, power against th* Arab Lefton a* Latrun today In a deapmt* Md to- open th* ' lifeline highway to Jto- gsrrfnon. and reinforce it. battond Krery available mortar, n*M armored car and airpl command of tti* ' Israel was rushed to support th* It. sixth dsy. ••• .f>,& Crack troops of: Kins. Arab I^rlon wers* <hvj fci j run, under orders to keep «h* ___ war closed to Jewish ntaftorv*. ment* seeking to lift UM <sn»»hl««j Arab siege of i.iodem Jerusalem. There was every indication thsA the first armored battle of tlM Palestine war may b* fought out soott on the ancient plain of ahefelah between th* British-trained Arab Legion and Jewish veterans of th* British Army. Four-Power Government In Berlin Hears Break-Up BERLIN, May 29. (U.P.>—The four-nower Kommandatura governing Berlin ended a 15-hour session In complete disagreement today amid an atmosphere of East-West antagonism that Indicated It may soon cease functioning altogether. "We are running now only from meeting to meeting .nd It won't oe very long now until we slop altogether," one. Western delegate td. , The breakup already has stopped meeting of one section of the Kom- mandatura, the four-power Public Safety Commission, mainly because of Russian anger over charges that a chief of police In the Soviet sector of Berlin has a long criminal record. Forfeit* Bond Arab* Start Ptaesr Mm* CAIRO, May 38. (UP) — Arab sources reported today, that Arab armies invading laraal had speared within some 15 mil*, of-T*l Aviv from the Southeast and within six miles of Natanya, the Jewish capital', coastal outpost to th* North. . Authoritative Arab report* (ram Amman suggested that Tran»-Jordan and Iraqi forces In twin jabs at the rich coastal plain around Tel Aviv were trying out the chanon for a plncer push against-hto Israeli capital. ' ' Unit, of th» Arab Legion mov*d .• Into Lydda and Ratmeh, the Amman dispatches said, taking ov»r from Iritgulars who had been holding the twin bastion. Southeast of Tel Aviv and neighboring Jaffa. _ , ,, in the BlythetlUe Sen George Skelton forfeited a MS.2S to accept a position « cash bond In Municipal Court this of the Peabody Elemen' morning when he failed to appear to answer a charge of driving while mder the inlluence of liquor. Skel- was arrested Thursday by Citv ' Police. 18 Methodist Laymen in Biytheville To Receive Speakers' Awards Sunday IS Uy speakers In the First Melh-i nishlng la have the Rev. Roblson, pustor of three churches In the West Biytheville Parish, are to receive certificates from the church In recognition of their services, It was announced yesterday. The certificates will be the first :o be awarded by the denomination and were authorized at the recent quadrennial conference held in Boston, Mass., when the church discipline was amended to recognition to lay speakers. The work in the Jonesboro Ws- ;nct was inaugurated by the Rev. J. Albert G.tlln, district superln- *ndent, who will present the Initial certificate* at the Sunday night service In the Pint fcfethc- dlat Church when Ous Rwrdt JT, who beaded this new phase of lay - ' In Biytheville, will speak. Gburch. kMt y**r ay Sm- give Gosnell, Lone o*k and Half Moon to have services twice each Sunday with toy speakers In two of the churches while the pastor filled the pulpit In one of the churches for both morning and night services, Congregations of the three churches in the Biytheville Parish, and also the Lake Street Methodist Churches will meet with the First Church members Sund.y night for a Joint service at which the certificates will be presented. Church leaders attending the Boston conference for all churches in Methodism expressed keen interest In the lay program, which nad its Inception here, and th» delegates enacted into church law • proposal to give official recognition to 1*7 speaker* /or thetr aa- sastane* to pastor* sa ttk* rural Two BtytheYille Teacher* Leave for Texas on Special Assignments Miss Winnie Virgil Turner and Mrs. A, B. Falrfleld left BljUwriU* today to be consultant* in ttw Dallas Independent Workshop, Dallas, Tex. for six weeksl Mrs. Fafrf ield, who recently resdga v ed her position as elementary tMLCher In the Blythettlle School Bjotein as prmdpeJ itary School of Little Rock, will remain In Dallas for a short time after UM class la completed and will then go to Houston and on to Mexico for a vacation. She win her duties In Little Rock tat ust Court House, Port Office Will Observe Holiday All county offices m ttw Court House here Including- the County Health Unit, will be closed Moo- day In observance of Memorial D»y, County judge Roland Otccn announced today. The Court Hous* wa* locked i* the close of business at noon today and will remain closed antti Toe«- dsy mrrnlng. Judge Orecn said. Mayor E. R. Jackson stated UM offices ot the city Clerk and Chamber of Commerce tn th* city Hal Kill be open u usual Monday. Bo*>» ever, the u. 8. Army and Navy **- cniltins Office, located to ttM COT Rail will be dosed, *«•*«». nounced. Postmaster Row atevsm too ••*. nounced that the Pott an** «• b* closed In ihnmikis «t •>» Mi> day. Both the Pram B«s«k Hi Trust Co. and Mas Hill «••».

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