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BLYIHEVILLE COURIER VOL. XLV-NO. 69 Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Le»dw Blyth«vill« H«r«ld THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND 8OUTHKAWT 1CS8OUBI Fertilizer Plant Holds Interest Of Arkansas Men Fiv* From Mitsissippi County Return from V UiMU Rock Meeting Tivr. Mississippi county agricultural leaders returned home yester- day.from a discussion in Little Rock of proposals that Arkansas Join Mississippi in plans for the construction of a $13,000,000 nitrogen ferti- to be used to supply a tiiree-state area and lizer factory farmers in were enthusiastic" over "the "possibilities such a plant would offer. Those attending the Arkansas meeting from this county included Charles Rose ot Roseland, Keith Bilbrey. North Mississippi Counts farm agent, D. V. Maloch, South Mississippi County agent; Godfrey White, Osceola planter, and Fred Jacobs of Grider. Mr. Malocli said that growers In the South half of the county would increase their use of nitrogen fertilizers perhaps four or 1 five-fold, if the fertilizer were available. He said he had received this Spring upwards of 500 inquiries from farmers seeking Information about where fertilizer might be purchased. He also said that representatives of the Uon oil Company, which has Jfc large fertilizer plant in El Dora- vfc. reported that the El Dorado plant cannot furnish more than one-third of the needs in the 11- »tate area which is its trade territory. More than loo Arkansas farmers attended the Little Hock meeting and heard leaders from'Mississippi explain the plans which have been launched in that state for building a actoiy capable of producing 100 tons of anhydrous ammonia and 110 tons of ammonium nitrate daily to give the plant an annual output of 40,000 tons of available nitrogen. While the site for iuch a plant ha* not been selected. It was indicated that it probably would be constructed near the Mississippi River, and probably in the State of Mississippi since the Idea was originated In that state and $1,200000 toward the cost has been pledged by MIssissIppians. «y JS.OWMIO* Needed Efforts are being made to obtain *5,000,(JOO in cash.to launch the pro- t?' nwte^£^'$^& noveA •iruction. Ii «*s in te res' and Louibi; initial _ pi leaders said, would be in that state. Efforts to Bring End to Rail Labor Dispute Collapse WASHINGTON, June 3. (UP) — White House conferences in the rail labor dispute broke up today and the three railroad unions said there will be no more bargaining conferences as fax is they are concerned. • • Representatives of the three brotherhoods met for three hours with presidential labor adviser John R. Steelman in another effort to settle the dispute over wagei *nd working conditions. ,, A ralhoad strike was averted three weeks ago when the government seized the carriers. The union leaders left thr White Hous« saying that the conferences had come to an end without settlement. "Mr. Steclman's effort* & bring about a settlement have failed," said D. B. Robertson, president of the firemen's union. "We reached no agreement, made no progress and we will not be back." Steelman also conferred with representatives ol tl>e operators. Today's conferences were a continuation ol a long series called by Steelman to try and iron out the dispute to permit the government BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE «, 1948 Former Blytheville Resident, Trapped in Oregon flood, Battles Rat on Debris But Swims to Safety Jack Payne of BlytheviiJe has received information tlmt his son, Rov, who WM couirht ^r^ 8 .^.^,^^ 1 ?'"1. the y»P«t City, Ore., flood, escaped from th* -°- * ""*" TWELVE PAGES In swimming | forced to battle o safety with rati which had collected on debris in the rampaging Columbia River as it swept through a city of 19.000 population. . Mr. Payne's soil was separated from the rest of his family for 36 hours, but In the message received icre IK reported that all members of the family now are saf« in Portland. Mr. Payne In the message indicated that they moved the other nibers of his family out by truck to relinquish riers. control of the car- Rebel Democrats Eye Eisenhower Northerner Sought To Nominate General Ahead of Truman WASHINGTON, June ». ttJP) — Stop-Truman Southerners are seeking a Northern Democrat to nominate General Ike for president p.t the Democratic National Convention. It meets in Philadelphia July 19. A Northern nominator would reduce the sectional apearance of the party rebellion. Strategy would be for Alabama or Arkansas to yteld to a Northern state when the nominating roll is called. The strategy would be to get Gen. Eisenhower's name before the convention ahead of the President's. Southern rebels .would prefer a Northern nominator - from a large state, the bigger the better. They .ye their eyes on New Vork or ' but so/'far 5yilJ>put );siling ina'h:' NeVaei&tegatidfrHs The plant would produce nitrogen in both the liquid and solid form and fanners could choose either type for use on their fields The plan was explained by Owen Cooper, Jackson, Miss., executive director of the Mississippi parm Bureau Federation. The Arkansas federation at its last annual meeting expressed approval of the Mi 55 issi D Di proposal. KF A committee was named at yesterday's meeting to make further study of the idea and will.meet in Little Hock June 9. serving on This ! committee are: Joe Hardin Gradv vice president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau; s. c. Mack, Newport- Ralph Hudson, Harrison, president' of the Arkansas Farm Bureau tives; and Elmer Rock. -. ——...st ally Instructed "for Mr. Tru- obtained [ man. What the Southerners claim is that they have Northern partners in their plan to unseat Mr. Truman as party leader. Tiieir strategy is aimed in part at persuading him to step out before convention balloting begins. Ike probably will not be the only opposition name at the convention. Sen. Harry F. Byrd, Va., Gov. Fielding L. Wright of Missis- .sippi and Sen. Walter F. George, Ga., are likely starters. But Ike is the only man with whom the bolt- ers believe they might lick the Republican entry. Despite Ihe consistent show of opposition to Mr. Truman, the Washington consensus ^Viat he is in the race to stay, win or lose. Counting California's 54 unop- •es- all of their possessions except clothes they were wearing. With moved members to safety, of hU family Mr. Payn« returned to his home seeking some of their furniture and clothes and on this return trip he was caught Inside the house by the swirling waters, in breaking out of tho house, he suffered an arm Injury but was able to swim and float on debris to safety. Another former Blythevllle resl- fainlly are known to have tne ceived her* thla mornlnj by hta brother, Harvey Morris, Mississippi County circuit clerk. Efforts are being made by th* Chlckasawba 5Trt«l- a S^^iSs«3-B=W'. > =: Chapter of MM Red Cross here through welfare agencies In Vanport City to contact Mr. MorrU' brother. Mr, Payne In his mes»ag« to hU father here said that the surrlvors of the ftood «r« receivinj? every kindness possible from those who were not caught In the flood. Mr. Payne's mother; Mrs. Louise 1'ayne, and a sister, Mrs. Marvin Sander- em had been re- [ son, live in Jonesboro. Launch Sinking Death Toll Rises Navy Announces List Of 28 Missing; Alt Presumed Drowned By Dave Aherne United Press Staff Correspondent NORFOLK, Va.. June 2. <Up) — Navy and Coast Guard vessels today began a search for the bodies of 28 sailors and Marines, missing and presumed drowned when a Liberty launch foundered and overturned in the choppy waters of Hampton Roads Monday night. The 50-foot Ixm was swamped In heavy seas as it was returning 92 men to the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Kearsarge from their last night ashore before sailing with a Mediterranean task force. Most of the personnel aboard the Liberty boat were rescued by vessels of the force, anchored in the roads, In a search that went on throughout a long, g i| m night in heavy seas and a driving rain But the Navy in Washington last night released the names of 28 men "unaccounted for and believed missing" after the task force had sailed after a delay of more than 10 hours. No Arkansans 1 were listed among the casualties. No bodies had been recovered early today. Coast Guardsmen said Keiser-Midway Phon* Service to Be Improved LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 2.— <UI')—The Arkansas Public Service Commission today lias under advisement an application of B, Rlt- ter and Company of Marked Tree for permission to provide telephone service to areas In the vicinity of Kelser and Midway in Mississippi County. The commission took the matter under advisement following a hearing here yesterday. Columbia River Starts Slow Fall Flood Crisis May Be Over; 100,000 Persons Homeless By Roger Johnson ' (United Prws Staff Correspondent) PORTLAND, Ore., June 1. (UP) —Tne Columbia River began falling slowly at Portland today and the flood crisis appeared to be waning after two weeks of record-breaking devastation throughout the pacific Northwest. Approximately 100,000 persons •were driven from their homes, 28 persons were killed or drowned and an estimated $80,000,000 damage was inflicted on crops, property and NBC Offers U.S. Radio Facilities $1-a-Year Proposal Made at Hearing on Criticized Broadcast WASHINGTON, June 2. (UP)— The National Broadcasting Company, whose "Voice of America 1 broadcasts stirred up t Congressional rumpus, today offered to turn over its foreign broadcasting facilities to tha government for 91 a year.. The offer was mad* contingent on the government taking over such broadcasting. It was made by NBO Vice-President Charles R Denny before Senato Investigators Th« Investigators are looking Into the controversial "Voice." programs which were prepared by NBO under contract with The State Department. They were broadcast to South America mid criticized by many Congressmen as "slanderous" ol American life. Denny urged that all Inlernat- lonnl broadcasting operations be centralized In a government-controlled foundation or In a federal department. (i "If this were, done," ne said, "the National Broadcasting Company is prepared to lease Its three 50 kllc- I watt shortwave stations to th that most of the missing men had i riverfront industries in four states g0venunent Qr to "• »»vernment- probably been carried out to sea by and British Columbia. mnitniiBd fn,,n,i.n n n f n , „„._ an ebbing tide. During a three-hour period, the The cause of. the swamping was ' Columbia dropped from 30.2 to 30O not known. The-W»vy planned an * £eet at Vancourer. Th« Wnllnmette 1 Investigation but no charges Were i carrying » backwater load from the expected against the officer who' Columbia, lowered six-tenths of a controlled foundation for one dollar a year and to withdraw from the field, of international broad reau co-oneri w^u^tins v/.tuiuniL.i & o^ uno; Miller of r Itt'i*' P° 5e<1 Truman delegates chosen ye ^ luc ! terday, the president so far h: Cof ton Ginners Plan Meeting In Hot Springs Between 15 and 20 Blythevllid men ;vill leave tomorrow 'for Hot Springs to attend the annual convention of the Arkansas-Missouri Ginners Association. The two-day convention n-i)| be held at the Arlington Hotel June 3 and 4, and the program include discussion of the tax questions George Hemphill, president of the Association, has announced that Charles A. Bennett. Francis L Gerdcs, and Garner M. faster and Ronnie p. Grcemvell will speak on Thursday. On Friday- the principal speaker will be E. C. "Took" Oath ings, representative from tlie First Congressional District of Arkansas Other speakers will include s R Nichols, cmton Kirkpatrick, 'and C. C. McWhorter. The annual banquet will be conducted at 7:30 in the Arlington Hotel Thursday. The convention will adjourn Just after noon Friday Those plsnning to attend from B ytheville are O. S. Crowell, A. R Wetenkamp, W. F. McDaniel Far-' Wilson L A. Hughes, Foy VV. I. Osborne, Jr B G West, and G. B. Greer, Northeastern Arkansas representative of the National Cotton Council. Charles Rose of Roseland, Earl Majers of Dell and Mclvin Waggoner of Osceola also mil attend the convention Six ginners or cotton businesses of Blytheville are listed among the associate members of the association. They arc: Blytheville Cotton Oil Company, Weis Butane Company, B. G. West, Planters Flying Service, Paul D. Fosters, and the A R. Wetenkamp Company, other members from this vicinity include the Delta Products Company of Wilson, Fred P. Jacobs, Jr., of Os- ccoia, »nd Osceol* Product* Company. . -.as 242 actually instructed lor him. He will need a minimum of 618 votes to be nominated. Fewer than that will be actually instructed for him, when (he convention begins but the pressure for his nomination is expected to be sufficient to put him across. If tlie convention is forced into several ballots, almost anything could happen.. dispatched the boat in the rough seas. Capt. s. c. Smiley of the Kear- sarse said the cause of the tragedy was still a "puzzle." He said the boat had a capacity, of 122 men and only 92 were aboard at the time of the accident. Launch Called Seaworthy The launch was seaworthy when it left dockside, he said, and wixs equipped with two serviceable pumps to discharge water coming over the gunwales. It was built for heavy weather, the 1 Navy said. The pelting rain and extremely low visibility of less than 3o feet made the rescue operations difficult. At least three men nvara ashore safely. Others floated in the black waters a mile onshore for hours before they were picked up. The boat heeled over and pitched its load into 200 yards of the the sea within Kearsarge. Many of the rescued men were confined to sick bay aboard the carrier, suffering from exposure and exhaustion. Eugene Kelly. 23-year-old Marine private first cl;iss from Hartford, ' fo °'' durl "g a 12-hour period. cut' programming.' Sen. Jphni'W. Brkk'er, R.,''<$.. member of * joint Senate Foieljf, ( Relations' and .Expenditures Invest- The danger to the flood-stricken '"sating Subcommittee, told Denny Portland area »nd down-river com- that it there WM "a Uttle commoi mumties was not yet eliminated, sense cittier tn the government or however. Volunteer workers and In your company" the much critl- troops, laboring under search lights ' clzcd broad fought through the night and morn- been aired. Icaits never would have mg to prevent a threatened break! I'.issed I.OY.HT Checks m a North Portland dike which ! Denny said that FBI checks wouia aood B farmland area 12 miles Borgia. Venezuelan -script writer (for Nno, had failed'to raise any questions of Borgia's loyalty. Bu . crest, gn- he agreed tha.t "affirmative Investl- myriad of streams gallons." rnther than mere file eeta. throughout British co- checkups should be made' for all Washington and personel connected with "Voice" long aiin two miles wide. Crest Movr-i Downstream The Columbia's from an w« miles mouth e distant. Astoria . Ore./ Denny maintained that, script* of a series depleting In terms less r ' Ver P °" rc " by eme states were submitted to the State Department for clearance before L .. , . - — "..^ >L».t~ heiiiK aired wgencVealk ' SUmmoncd ««d It lacked funds and personnel Portland '" '"" broadcasts. '"15 vuum iidHiJuii.- * ....,v vnoo iivjuL nartiora, * IIt; fca uross registered The Southerners are bolting Mr. c o»»-. wrote his story on slips of' nomeless families in Portland' _.. .. _, . . . . , ,° . .1 lloiMir ITI r.;,,', 1 _,._ ,• . n :..L_ ... . "«*"»vi<nlu . The Red Cross registered '" . ris McCalla, B. L. >ppleba.um, R. D . Soybe arts (Prices f.o.b. Chlcaeol T 414B *23 41« «iOA Truman in protest against his civil rights program to end racial segregation and lynching. They appear to be satisfied with Ike's ideas on civil rights on the basis of his testimony at Ihis session before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Ike told the committee that Negroes fought better when distributed m small units with white troops. Foes of Anti-Red Bill Converge on Capital to Protest WASHINGTON, June 1. (UP)— Reprcscntlves of labor unions, civic groups and Henry A. Wallace's third party converged on the capital today In a major effort to kill the Communist-control bill. Rallying under the banner of the Oommlttce-to-Defeat-the -Mundt- Bill, they planned (o buttonhole Senators and Representatives, and send delegations to the White House and the headquarters of the Republican and Democratic National Committees. Later in the day, the committee plans an open-air mass meeting, possibly on the capitol steps. Among those Invited to speak were Sen. ,„ „ Glen Taylor of Idaho, third party .„*' lia w*ins «nd David Moore hi sick bay alter his vo'ce failed. He wrote thai lie and Cpl. Robert C. Jones, 21, of Chicago, swam together for shore alter they were ilung violently into the water. "After we made it to shore we stopped in a restaurant for coffee " he wrote. "The Shore Patrol ar- icstcd us and wouldn't believe we had- been swimming more than three hours in that kind of weather." The Navy Department in Wi..,.. ington issued the figure of 28 missing last night after the task force had sailed. Jt shoved off at 2:30 p.m. C6T yesterday alter having been postponed indefinitely from its original 6 a.m. sailing time auditorium at t meals were dispensed to rcfup, from the destroyed city of Vannort flTTfJ ,-!*>,„_ .r. _ . . ^ * <«IJIU1 U side USA." The book wns used ; source material for the controv- j crslal "Voice" script. I Rep. J. Edgar Chenowcth, R • Colo., chairman of a Hoitss Invcsll- '^ ] gating subcommittee, said the book largely to "gossip and scandal.' Alabama wns described hi the Tliirtv-thoimnri ' "Pl«ared to be devoted flooded mctronolihui areas. Twelve shelters were set un Scn:UC translation as a place where and 50 doctors and 25 nurses rarr.il " le lot ot Nc » rocs wns toughest. r~_ ., ••>" carea D(mny snl(I it also was !)ortravctl ^ a place where "great progress'' had been made. Chcnoweth- wondered why Gun- rse for more than a hundred and suffering Downtown '= '•"?' ™r Portland fought off of the Columbia and Lc, which streams of refugees streamed into the ""•"- ^'° 1Wlfefr ' f * en ^^ ™cent • asn - , ,d it* 0 " 1 ,"" 1 metr Vo"'Sn aria niss- J* i k sutarban enVirons was Walker Park Swimming Pool to Open Tomorrow The Walker Park swimming pool under supervision of the Chickasawba Athletic club, will open at 1 p.m. tomorrow, c. G. Redman, president, announced today The pool will be managed by Russell Mosley, head coach of the 1 Blytheville High School flooded ther's bonk was used as source material on broadcasts Intended to tell South America about the U.S Chenowcth said he hnd "only rend pfirts of the book" but that "Us a take-off on our way of life and shouldn't be taken seriously t» i foreigners." J Chenoweth's subcommittee wns : one of three Congressional groups : that began studying the broad- WASHTNGT6N, June 2 _mp, charged that they "slandered" their ""—' Judge T. Alan GoKlsborough today that he will order May Be Forced To Bargain, Judge Hints itni rt hinted [Ion. ' He dropped the hint at hearings on a government request for an °«ter directing Lewis and his Unl- Zu* ^ Workcrs to negotiate «i"i the Southern group on a new Cleaning and filling of the cool ^ N °wr>8 you have said" Gc done under direction of the cmb £>™ u «> lolU UMW Counsel Vv was completed yesterday Mr Red- • , M ?P Klns > "shows the assocla man said. J | is "° ""'I* 3 '""! '° negotiate." 7.f<» T J-i t*>n«_ ».. . .-. . . GolOsboroilch alcn i-n(^ "it n,. To Hational Convention Jimmie Edwards, post president of the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce, will represent the Blylhevllle group at the national convention 'in Philadelphia, Pa., Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, it , . vice presidential candidate, William Langer, R., N.D. Rep. Vlto Marcantonio, Alp, N. Y., and Paul Robcson, Negro singer and actor. Former Rep. Jerry J. O'Connell, D., Mont., chairman of the committee, said 1 more than 5,000 would take part in the demonstration. He called If "a spontaneous outgrowth of the tremendous uprising of the American people against the House UnAmerican Activities Committee's conspiracy to wreck their civil liberties." sen.i£^_ on ™y M ufrg£rtTS£- not Sponges are a low form ot anl- lo eat Rna Redman said. The pool will be open dally from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. [sboroiigh also said "it would a national tragedy If there wns a walkout at the conclusion of this contract." Tlie present soft COB! contract expires June 30. Golds- i was announced today. Welly . Mr. Edwards will be flown to association ' Memphis this afternoon by fellow Jaycee, Johnny Fields, and he will 'Island' on Kentucky' Street to Be Removed The narrow island In the center of Kentucky street from Second Street East lo Laclede Street Is being removed by city workmen and will be replaced with con- crete to provide a wider thoughfnre, it was announced today by Mayor . Jackson. Brannan Sworn in As Secretary of Agriculture WASHINGTON, June S. — (UP) —Charles F. Brannan was sworn In today as Secretary of Agricul- Supreme Court Justice Wiley B Rutledge administered the oath at ceremony attended by hundreds of department workers and a dele- direction earner. of of Open High Low Close Mar. 3289 3300 3279 3300 May 3263 M10 3252 3270 gross. July 3719 3734 3707 37S3 <•"<•• jsrannan succeeds Clinton P^ An-' Ocl 3363 33EO 3358 3373 Joe^derson who resigned last month to i Dec, 3311 3322 3300 33X2 run tor Senator from New Mexico. I Spots close W.13, up JO. Join other delegates from Arkansas In Memphis. The Arkansas group will consist of the newly elected state president, Gregory Dozler of Texnrkana. and 12 other delegates. The group plans to leave Memphis tonight by American Airlines, and will attend the first session of the convention tomorrow morning. New York Cotton NEW YORK, June 2. (UP)—close very steady. Air Base Theater Levelled by Fire; Loss is $60,000 Adjacent Buildingi Endangered Before Firemen Stop Blaze Kre of an undetermined origin destroyed the Air B«se Theater early this morning causing damage estimated by Erwln Jones, co-lessee at approximately »«0.000. The blnze was discovered nt 1:25 a.m. by E. E, Smith, owner of the Smith Mattress Compuny at tlie base, who resides near tho theater. The fire is believed to have slatted shortly after the building was closed at 11 p.m. following lust night performance. NO one was In the building nl Hie time of the fire. A crash truck sml two Dumpers mtmneiV by members of tile Alv Base volunteer /ire department urn! two truck, from the lllythevillo Fire Department answered the call but by tho timo they reached tlie scene, (he blaie was out of control. However, alertness by the volunteer firemen prevented a possible major fire when .sparks from the burning theater Ignited two near- ' by buildings, one * neighboring building which formerly housed tlie Non-Coniinlsslonod Officers olub located approximately 60 yards Southwest of the theater and the other, a barracks 150 yards away. The llvemcn extinguished these fires before the buildings were heavily damaged. Trlephon* Sfrrfae Interrupted Tlie theater was leveled. Approximately »IO.OOO worth of equipment and »SOq worth ot [11m, were destroyed, Mr. Jones said. The building and equipment were partially covered by insurance. , The Intense heat from the burn- Ing building melted a 400-llno tel- epliono cnblo tor some 20 yards on both bides of the theater, Interrupting telephone service to the air base for several hours. Fire Chief Roy Head of tlie Blytheville Fire Department said this morning tlmt the building burned for approximately one and one-half hours after the alarm was sounded. H« stated there, was plenty of men and equipment on hand and fire hydrants located at both tin; front and rear of the building but. by th« time tlmt flrerncn reached the scene, the blue wajj out of con- SINGLE COPIES FIVE 7 Arab Countries Agree to Truce But Limit Terms By Hobcrt Manning (Unll*<J Prnt guff Corrrtpondeni) LAKfc SUCCESS, N. Y., June '2. (UP)-The .even Arab nations agreed today to a United Nations four-Wek ico i,, Pale.st.no but served notico'thcy would mum^e Holy Land war afler Uiatpcriod unless the new state of ~**Jsrnel is dissolved. One Annexation Protest Removed Final Hearing Due Tomorrow Before County Judge Green Objections of Swift and Company the firm's proper- Bi In tho ing fW-^KFTy'-lB^ifilPKlfe; Army at an estimated cost of J50,- 000 to accommodate officers and men stationed at tlie Blylhftvllla Army Air Held, It was Included In tlie bullulnjjs and prapui-ty leased by the City of Blytheville from tlm government several months ago and wiis sub-leased to Mr. Jones, Hex McQnlstion of New|X)rt anil JntiifH Fisher of Walnut Ridge. The three men rc-opcncd tho thent«r to public use. May 19. Mr. Fisher served as general manager for tlie theater and wus out of town at Oit time of the fire. . Move to Give Draft 'Standby' Status Opposed WASHINGTON, June 2. (UP)— Chairman Ohan CHirney ot ( the Senate Armed Services Committee wild today he will oppose any move to put the draft on a "standby" basis. The South Dakota Republican snlrt he would fight for his committee's pnn under which selective service would hccome effective ns soon as President Truman signs the drnft bill. Gurney's statement cnme after Chairman Walter G. Andrews. R. N. Y., of the House Armed Services Committee said ho would recommend n "standby" provision when the House opens debate on Its draft it up to when In- btll. This would leave the president to decide ductlons should start. Republican leaders In both the House and Senate predicted that, draft legislation would go through Congress before It quits work June 10. Senate OOP Whip Kenneth s. Wherry thought the Senate could begin debate on Ita drnft bill tomorrow. Still hanging over the measure, however, was the threat of a blt- ler fight over niitl-disorlnilnntion and other civil rights amendments Introduced by Sen. William Langcr. R., N. D. Langer salcl Ourney hud asked -jlm for a conference, presumably to ask him not to link the draft bill with civil rights legislation. But Langer was standing put. "I'll do everything in the world > get them adopted," he said.- Southern Democrats were ready D oppose Lauger at length. today, much Weather Arkansas forecast: Fair lonlght and Thursday Not change In temperatures. Minimum this morning—57. Maximum yesterday—gs. Sunset today—7:08. Sunrise tomorrow—4:48. Precipitation, 24 hours to 7 ajn. .oday—none. Total since Jan. 1—22.72. Mean temperature (midway between high and low—71. Normal mean for May 70.3. Thl.i Dale I-ast Year Minimum this morning—87. Maximum 3'estcrday—87. Precipitation, Jan. I to this dat« —11,56, to Inclusion of ties on South citys annexation propasal have been eliminated, It was announced loclny by company, representatives and city officials mid the remonstrance filed In Mississippi County Court by the company will be withdrawn, County Judge Roland Green tomorrow will conduct a Iw.iriiig on the annexation proposal and two other remon*tr*ncea TO pending. One «a» filed by the St. Louis-Sim Francisco Railway Company and the other by c. H, WhUlle, who owns nljoiit 00 »cM-e a west of tho present city limits which would bo brought into the corporate limits under the annexation propmn). Council Committee Meets' Members of the city council's an- nuxatlnn committee, Alilormen Rul- clgli Sylvester, Jno. o. Mcliancy antt p.inner Kngland, met last, night with Mayor HX R. Jackson and City Attorney Percy A. Wright to discuss the objections of the cotton oil concern to the annexation proposal. The firm has been paying $400 a year ilro hydrant rentals direct to the niythevllle Water Company for prolecllon or the' plant and It was ngrced by city otficlnb attending lust night's conference that tho city would lake over the hydrant rentals when the plant properties are brought within tlie city limits. : TI'B :.*l thfc ctl or a loui of 'UOO, Mayor Jackson said. Under the agreement with the company representatives, the city will oblaln uso of the Jiydnmts, which \vcro installed originally at the expcnsa of the company, for ftro protection in areas adjacent to tho_ plant which can be served by the lo tiydrunls. To Double Cii}-'» Ar«« The niincxnUon Dioposal, If approved by Judge Green in County Court, will about clonblo the city's arcn find materially Increase the city's population. Tile voters tn the city In ttio April general election unproved tho annexation projMSal by mi overwhelming vol«. Only tlirco protest were filed In county coin-t within the 30-day time limit llxcd by stntc law for protests and one of these since hns been removed, it wus Indicated today. Another protest was presented bear- Ing the signatures of 10 residents of the O'Brien Addition, but officials snid it. was offered too late to meet. lha requirements of Arkansas statutes governing nnuexndons. The hcorlng before Jtulec Green will begin at 10 a.m. tomorrow and Is the flml step In the annexation proposal, unless objectors to the court order should unpcj'.l to circuit court. Tin Arabs in their formal renly to (lie UN Invitation told the s*cur-Ity Council that peace effort* ta Palestine "win not have the least chaiicn of luccess" unless paleslin* Is turned. over completely to tn» Arabs. , The Arab* asked the ucuritr council to set a lime for the start of (be truce. The Israel government sent Its formal acceptance of the Security council's 'ceiisc-flre plan to UN headquarters yesterday, but attached tlvc "assumptions" to which the Arabs seemed certain to object The formiu Arab League retjlv r .r ™ d 'il ls '"?.™."'«: *>«> cohtaffi d t! °" 5 llkely "Jectetf Arabs Insist on Controls Tli. question was whether fhs ?l£i f ynC ,° U "°i 1 collld t^ade both sides to lay down arms for four weeks and then talk out their differences In that period. The Arab reply, signed by Rryn- tlnn Foreign Minister Ahmed Mo- nmnnied Khmshaba, contained' two major Joints—thai Palestine ultl- nintoly must become tt "political un. ity . unde ill JIT °n either be li Arab control and that S or cut off The Arabs said the UN should sel UP a special body for "tho most caS- ful supervision" of the Security Council cease-fire program and "hey " y hi . :.*lt«kt.vdr ant rentals will cost ctlv iM> per' month per ' Baptist Training Union Plans Rally Thursday Night Representatives of more than 30 Baptist churches In Mississippi County will attend tha quarterly Assoclallonnl Baptist Training Un- 1 ^ legion Into Ion Rally to be held in the Flrsi B ° rct! by left « : Baptist Church In Osceola Tliurs- . P ar . llamcr H about day nt 7:45 p.m. it was announced I fnfl.11. ' an demanded a place on It for AlfliJ.S. »J he m, nb * em nh»slzed that they were willing to agree to a ceasc-ir. at the very moment "when theif a™ nlcs which have entered Pal^.". Imve tlie situation in hand " ----- certafn ®f" r1 ,^ Council 'appeared certain to f.^n ( n t a t bitter finht over the conflicting Arab «nd Is rle! "Interpretation,, of the truce plkn when It convened later today. Flthtlnj Continue. . » "Ported .offi Arab forces were wise. Five hours after the deadline rh. S^S. Sk£vg SiJT 0 ''"""*-*^» effect. Bevin Rejects QemandtoEnd Arab Subsidy LONDON, June .2.-.«jP> p nr JccTci 8 "*? 1 "* ErnC5t B^?e- tha R t B," 1 "'" 1 '" Commoj « t°- 8h or condlt»ns : when the nt Inslal mcnt comes due next month ' Palcstine. Badis members of the Legion, hfi ' today. The Inspirational fnessnge for the session will he given by the Rev. Jeff Rousseau, pflstor of the Enst Side Baptist Church tn Parngotild, and a feature of the program will he n forum on "Why We Attend the Mtd-Wcck Prayer Service." The Hcv. Einmctt Cross, pastor of the Brinklcy Chapel Baptist Church will lead the discussion. The Rev. P. H. Jerntgan, pastor of the Calarary Btiptist Church tn Blytheville. the congrc- ,,, . I understand King Abdullah has not Invndcd anywhere the territory allocated by the resolulion ot the United Notions nsswnbly to the projiosed Jewish Slate." New York Stocks Final Stock Report- A.' T & T American Tobacco ... Annconda Copper Beth steel " Chrysler '.. Coca Cola gatlonnl singing to open tlie rally, ----- „„,„ ........ and a Bible reading devotional will I General Electric be conducted by young people from j General Motors "" ' sending Montgomery Ward several of the churches delegates to the rally. N. Y." central A religious film, "As Ye Go, North American Aviation Preach" will be screened and the i Republic Steel closing feature of the rally will be i Socony Vacuum the preeenlatlon of efficiency and Studebaker R*'.,?:i^.?'ice bonnets. Lc. -! ,:Ue Man Held Cn Charge of Forgery Troy Martin of Lcachvillc waived j:rrl:'"!"r\ry hearing In Municipal til's morning and was order- C-! hoi to await Circuit Court nc- tirn on n charge of forgery and ut- rU'j; ^;c^rlln is Uleged to have forged n $10.23 check against the account (if I' 1 . O. Austin of Caraway at a C. ~ !•• • VPy ba^k. He wag arrested In t.;nc'--.'illo yesterday by Deputy Sheriff J. w. Mcttoncy when be M auk toe check. ' .157 3-4 . 59 1-2 . 40 3-8 . 36 3-8 . 63 3-4 .170 t-2 . 41 7-8 . 63 1-4 . 64 5-8 . 16 1-2 . 13 3-4 . 29 3-4 . 20 1-2 . 27 7-8 . 84 . 63 7-8 . 5 1-8 . 79 1-4 Oil Firm Employe Braves Fire to Avert Disaster LOS ANGELES. Cal., June 2.— (UP)—An explosion and fire caused $100,000 damage at a cracking plant of the Union Oil Co. today, and an employe who braved fUunes to close a valve averted » possible major disaster. The explosion, shortly after dawn rocked the harbor district and shot smoke tad fire MO f«et InW tin air. Standard of N. 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