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BLYIHEVILLE COURIER KEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XUV—NO. 62 BlythevlUe Courier Blytheville Dally News Mississippi Valley L*»de« Blylhevllla Herald BLYTHEVIUjE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 1948 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Senate Prepares For Battle Over Foreign Aid Cuts $2 Billion Trimmed i From Marshall Plan By Representative* Br John I.. Steeli (United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON. June 5. (UP) — Strong bipartisan Senate forces girded today for a showdown light to override deep House slashes In America's major "cold war" weapon—the Marshall Plan. Senate President Arthur H. Van- denberfc today served notice he will fight the deep House cuts In the administration's foreign spending program. The House last night trimmed the equivalent of $ or about 26 per cent, from the Marshall Plan and other Foreign assistance programs. Direct House cuts totaled »553,000,000, drawn mainly from the European Recovery Program. But by spreading the money over 15 months Instead of 12, the House actuallj reduced administration foreign spending from a proposed $8,140,710,228 to $5,980,110,228 From Secretary of State George C. Marshall on down, foreign policy „ leaders readied for a last-ditch skir- to restore at least a portion of ' the cuts when the money bill comes up In the Senate. Several Senators — both Republicans and Democrats—indicated they would go all-out to increase the funds. Battle Lines Drawn The battle lines were drawn exactly one year from the day on which Marshall made his historic address at Harvard University. It was there that he promised American recovery aid If Europe Itself pledged an effective self-help program. Chairman Styles Bridges said both Marshall and EGA Administrator Panl G. Hoffman will be called be, fore hli Senate Appropriations Committee next week to state their case for restoration of the money. They are expected to argue that reductions now would give the U .S. a "black eye" In Europe and play into the hands of Soviet propagandists. Marshall said yesterday that . a curtailed foreign spending pro- ir<im would put th« U. S. In the *tm« position' it .was * year ago -o[ 'providing " recovery. European cut was u, , ., __. ,,_.^..^ The Communist press hailed'lt"a* a vindication of Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov's claim that the word of tl» United states worth little. The British Foreign Office received the news with disappointment and dismay. 150 Tennessee Walking Horses Sold At Auction A total of 150 horses had been offered for auction at noon today-! AS the sales of registered Tenne- I ssee walking horses at, the C. G. I Smith Sales Barn on South High- ' way 61 moved into 1U final session. Records compiled during the first two sessions indicated that sales yesterday afternoon and this morn- k Ing had been more brisk than dur- Bh'ng the. first session yesterday morning when only eight of the first 20 horses offered for auction were actually sold. Buttercup Maid, ft three-year-old yellow mare, offered for sale by J. T. Tanner of Franklin, Tenn., brought the top price of the auction thus far. The mare was sold yesterday afternoon to J. W. Slmms of Kazen, Ark., for the top price of $2.825, The previous high price was $1,150 paid for Delk's Last Chance, a three-year-olci chestnut stallion yesterday morning. Missco Students To Get Degrees At U. of A. Tonight Seven of IK* 678 degress or citations conferred by the University of Arkansas at its 14th aimutil Spring commencement tonlglit will go to Mississippi County students. Barney Franklin Thelkeld ol Manila will have the doctor ot medtclnt degree conferred upon him at the exercises in Fayelte- ville. This Is the first year the School of Medicine in Little Rock lias been Included in the other University commencement program. Dr. Mi-shall T. Steel, pastor of the Highland Park Methodist Church In Dallas, Tex., delivered the baccalureate sermon last night and Gale F- Johnson, president of .he Mercntiile-Commerce Batik Trust Company of St. Wilts, will speak at the commencement tonight. Both services were scheduled for the Greek Ampi-thealer. Robert Warren Dyess of Ltixora and Kathleen Ogleby Thomas of Blythevllle will receive their bachelor of arts degrees; Merrill James Osborne of Leachville will receive the bachelor of science; Ruth Ken- nctt Phillips of Leachville will receive her bachelor of science In so- $60,000 Fire Razes Air Base Theater cial welfare; Jack Appleton Chiun- blin of Blythevllle and Richard Edwin Prewitt of Osceoht will receive bachelor of science degrees in business administration. This Is the largest graduating class in the history of the University, and brings the number of de grees and citations conferred during the 1M7-48 school year to 970 of which 292 degrees were conferred at the Mid-Winter commencement in February. Truman Reaches Midwest; Makes Appeal to Voters 'Non-Political' Tag Ripped Oft Tour; to Add rats Nebraskant —Courier Nmn Photo Resulting In an estimated $60,000 loss and destroying all equipment, fire of an undetermined origin twryit hrouuh the Air Base Theater early Wednesday morning and In lesa than two hours left only tli« charred ruins shown above. Volunteer firemen from both the cltj and the air base housing quarters battled the blaze, which was out of control when they reached the scene, and uved nearby buildings. Approximately $10,000 worth of equipment and $600 worth of movie film was destroyed. The building had been lea*ed fron the cltr by Erwiu Jones of Blythcville, Rex McQulston of Newport and Jamea Wslier of Walnut Rldgc, 2 Bodies Found In Vanport Ruins Two-Year-Old Boy, 11-Months-Old Sister Die in Flood Waters By Rarer Johnson (United Press Staff Corresponent) PORTLAND, Ore., June 5 CUP) —Officials broadcast new flood alarms along a 300-mile stretch of the lower Columbia River today as Civil Rights Draft Rider Hits Snag Shelving Looms As GOP Senators See Proposal's Defeat By Warren Duffec United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, June 5. (UP) — Senate Republican leaders today predicted defeat of a proposal to link President Truman's civil right* ""„/'^u'i'rcd'by the "clty'"frorriTed- Fire Insurance Adjuster Finds No Indication of Caus9 of Theater B/ox« An insurance adjuster called in following a $60,000 blRM Wednesday morning that destroyed the Air Base Theater left yesterday after finding no indication of the cause of the fire. Fire Chief Hoy Head said today that the adjuster may return next week but It was not known whether furthet investigation of the ruins is planned. The fire, which started shortly after 1 a.m., was the first major fire at the air base since the property eral agencies. the first from the bodies water '»ere recovered that obliterated Vnnport City last Sunday, Engineers issued warnings from j'the river,..-mouth t new *well roll- th» "highlands i 'Steist Bin inches o*er the' previous crest. Hundreds of additional army troops were rushed into the Portland area to combat the latest threat to dikes which have been weakened by two weeks of constant pressure. The two bodies recovered from Vaiiport City small brother were and those of a sister. Their Three Fines Assessed For Drunken Driving Two mtn were fined $30 and costs and a third $35 and costs in Municipal Court this morning on charges of driving while under the influence of liquor. Lynn A. Satrin and E- O. Jenkins were assessed $30 fines when they catered picas of guilty to the charges and Tally Peterson was fined J35 an dcosts a,''Cr entering the same plea. All three were arrested by city police. In other action the court ordered the charge of driving while under the iuduence of liquor filed against J. D. Porbus changed to speeding and hearing was continued until , June 19. M Hearings for Charlie Emmelt on parents. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Butcher, identified them as Michael, 2, nnd Sally, 11 months. They were the only bodies recovered since the Columbia broke through the Van port city dike and virtully swept the community out of existence. Three Known Dead The Army grunted the Multnomah County corner's office permission to" set up an emergency morgue at the Portland Army Air Base Refrigeration Plant, for use In the event numerous bodies are recovered from the Vanport wreckage- Discovery of the two children's bodies brought the known dead in the Vanport, calamity to three. Mike Skaggs. power company employe, was swept away in his truck in a 15-foot torrent of water when the Denver Avenue dike broke Moil- ay an sent a second wave over tV town. At least 35 persons have lost program with the draft bill. The plan was put forth by Sen. William Langer, R., N. D., who elaborated on it for three hours attd 25 minutes yesterday to an almost empty senate chamber. He promised to say a lot more about it when the Senate meets again Monday. But Chairman Chan Gurncy, R., S.D., of the Senate Armed Services Committee said he would move to shelve the scheme. This could be done on motions to table Langer'g amendments, seven in all. GOP leaders said they would back up Gurney'a strategy, and were confident they had the votes to sidetrack the civil rlght^ Issue, at least lor the time being. Even some administration spokesmen, who favor the civil rights platform, are against tacking It onto the draft. Supporters of the draft fear any such move might provoke a Southern filibuster that, would Jeopardize the bill's chances-of passage. Talks on Segregation Langer talked yesterday on only cue amendment: To prohibit discrimination or segregation within the armed forces. Others would write pending antl-lynching and anti-poll tax legislation Into law as far as members of the armed services were concerned. Still others would prohibit draftees fmor esrv would prohibit draftees from serving in sny states having Jim Crow ] dustrial peace." laws, arid would do away with se- House-Approved Tariff Bill Rapped Ex-Cabinet Official Says Measure Will Scuttle Trade-Set-Up WASHINGTON, June t. <UP)— Termer Undersecretary ot Stnte William L. Clayton said today • House-approved bill will "practically scuttle" the administration's entire reciprocal trade program. He told the Senate Finance Committee that It would be Impossible to negotiate any agreement ol "significance"— and probably any I ol the 35th Division orgnnlMllo at all—under the proposed changes General Truman is the president In the reciprocal, trade law. Prospects Bright For Labor Peace Strikcless Summer Likely, Mediation Director Declares By t'li»rle» II. Harold __ (United Press Staff Corrwpondent) I Harry Flood IByrd, D.,' V« " In \ms WASHINGTON, June 5. (UP)— I fight. Federal Mediation Director Cyrus! . ' Milllkln Dlwin. S. Chirg said today prospects have] committee Chairman Eu«en* D. brightened for * Summer ot Indus- , Minikin, R., Colo., disputed Olay- tnal peace. tol ,. s argument ^i the restrict- He, said he was encouraged by i lve movWons lV,« T .T^tf*tc> hr.. « n »in,.f *~ , 1 YC pfU V IrtlUI IS OMAHA, Neb., June S. (UP) President Trumim arrived in the heart of the nation's grain belt today for the second major address of hU Western tour, after ripping the "non-political" tag from trip by a direct apptal to voters (or support. He arrived at Union Station hero at. 7:11 a.m. CST lour inluule. ahead of schedule, after an overnight trip from Chicago. The president smiled and wave< his hnl to a crowd which jtimuun into Union Station to greet him. Alter .shaking hands with suvern members of a reception commlttci he entered an automobile for I drive to the, Foutcudlu Hotel. Tlw president, will spuml most ol the day at the 22tid annual reun Ion of the 35th Division, the outll will) which he served i\a a caplai In W9rtd War I. He will murcli i mile long parade, ntcp 01 of line and review the parutic, dcdi cate a memorial park to the den ol World War II, visit Boys Towi and deliver a major speech at CST, at the Ak-Sar-Ben Collseun tonight. The apeech will be broadcast, ovo a nationwide hookup. Circrlrd by Cousin Mr. Truman was greeted at tl station by Mnj. Gen. Ralph E. Tri man, Kansas City, former preside! The House bill would extend the reciprocal trade law for one year. But it would limit the powers of the president to cut tariffs. It would direct the tariff comml- s»lon to set limitation* on tariff reductions and permit Cougr*M to veto any cuts larger than recommended by the commission. President Truman wants a three- year extension without change, and today he gained the support ot Sen.' Tews Seize Arab Town of Yibna in Pre-Dawn Attack TEL AVIV, Juno 5. (UP)—Jewish commandos seized nciunt Yiljim, strategic Arab town on. a height in the coastal Uim 16 mitca South of Tel Aviv, in a lightning assault b«i * ore dawn today. Th» Israeli »woop on Ylbna, cen. k-r of Jewish learning In olden lines, checkmated an Arab threat o Tel Alii team the South. Egyp.. Ian forces edging up the coastal )li<ln had threatened a march on he Israeli capital. At the same tune, the Arab* claim' •d they had forced the surrender ol a Huganah holdout band under an 8-day tlege at the Hebrew Unt- 'erslty and Hndnssah Hospital atop Mount Scopus on the Northern, Irlnge of Jerusalem. Arab sources III Ammari reported. ind of Palestine War Is Predicted Israeli Spokesman S«es Quick Halt As UN Seeks Truce Pact John sunie Lewis' agreement to re- (.j^de soft coal wage talks Monday, thai the restrict- vould program. for Monday ic ttiike at Oak Ridge. Term., and by settlement of the long lines tele- ' phone dispute. an explanation of how he would." The chairman also contended it will not make much difference "There arc more hopeful signs for "' 1 " t " na .. ot trade program we- industrial peace now than for some h » ve for the , "**' Jew **»™ >*time." Chfng told the united Press. cause , vor tually «1I agreement* of "I think the way things look we a " v 'mportanc« hav« been neg- ought to go Into the Summer months ot ^, ; „ , ... .. with comparatively widespread In- Clayton replied that the U. a. cousin. The president wns grceti also by his sister, Miss Mary Jni Truman, ami Ed McKln, Oinnli former White nwlstunt. The 16-cnr special tvaln halt briefly at Council Binds. la., li fore crossing the Missouri river In Omaha. There wtre only a few pc «oai at the station, Mr. Truma chatted brlelly with reporters while waiting for the train to'bo switch-' ed onto the truck Into Omaha. The president planned to apcnd part of the morning meeting bull- die* of the 95th Division before Joining tl»! parade through dxiwn- towu Omaha. He was scheduled to visit Boys Town tliti afternoon. Ht will ue the firat president ever to visit the famous Institution- tor >hon)c)ets boys founded by the late Father Edward J. Flanagnn. Tonight's address wa* expected to deal with Democratic plans lor agricultural prosiwrlty. Mr. Truman tniulo the first major address of hli trip last night at By Eriwiril M. Korry United Pr«s Staff Corrftpondenl LAKH SUCCESS. N. Y., June 5, IU.P.>—An Israel B]»kcsmnn predicted a quick hult In the Pales- line war (odny despite the announcement Hint the question of Jewish Immigration. Into the Holy was holding up a cease-ftre agreement. Th« Iprael representative said he thought the key immigration Issue would he worked out in on- the Kpot-negotliitlon.s among tho disputants mill United Nations Mediator count, rolke Bemadotte. Boinnclotle- roiwrtert to the curlty Council that "the qucstloi of Jewish Innnignitlon into Pales tine for tho duration of the li'Uci Is lone obstructing nn agreement be- twcnn the two parties." He ap HPlJenlort to the Council for "urg ent" ,*iKi "official" clarification o Its truce resolution. However, Council President Fnrl i:l-Khourl of Syrhi, after a scrle .hat the defenders of the isolated outposts on the approaches to Jerusalem had run up the white flag, nnd details of the surrender were being worked out. Both «lries were pressing their campaigns while the search for a. workable truce formula went 911. Count Folka BerenadotU, United Nations mediator, said In Cairo that he had worked out an Interpretation of the Security Council truce proposal. But h« added that he did not know yet whether It would he acceptable to the Arab* mid Jews. Follow Biblical Paths Israeli forces striking at Yibna, on tho coastal rnllroad a few miles Inland below Tel Aviv ,weri following- in Ihn path of Uzzlali, king ot Judah, agumst the Philistines, and of Judnh the MucCabaean against the Syrians. Ylban was Uie lust village r«- • muliilng In Arab hands between Tel ol telephone culls to various mem- j Aviv and Isdud, nine miles farther bers of the UN Scoretnrlnt, ruled South. Isdud now wns the advance ' base of Egyptian troops ID Palestine. Israeli artillery and planes Hint the Council hud given Bcr- 1 " Ils e of Egyptian troops did not have reciprocal trade gregation of soldiers and sailors in restaurants, theaters, buses and trains. Chine said a fact-finding board nBrecmcnt with six of the European Is working in the maritime dispute Recovery Program countries—Austo head off a walkout threatened for tria . Denmark. Greece, Ireland, Chicago. Back! DP Bill ntulottc a green light on making his own intrcpretutlong of the resolution. It wns thu second time In two duys that the Council hnrt dnckcd nn opportunity to clear up the controversy over JUKI what the Immigration sections of its truce meant. Military Success** Cited Tho Israel forecast of a'cease- th'o accord .stemmed from the mll- lliu-y successes ot Israel's armed forces In their new ateup«r-up«f>l- feruslvM. . ,-. t 'The Arab stronghold of Jentn lins fallen or is about to fall," the Israel representative said. "And If the key oily is captured, It will open Hie roads to Nablus nnd other Arab cities nnd Increase the Arab desire for peace." As for the Immigration Issue, he said, Hie British held the key to June i5. Italy and Portugal. Another amendment, with strong -Citing said the labor-management Clayton said the House-approved Southern backing, would give draf- situation took n turn for the better changes In the program necessar- tees the option of serving in units I with General Motors' recent wane "^ would result In delays In nego- w-lth men of their own race. That, j settlement with United Auto Work- tlaUoiu trade ngreenunt*. too, faces almost certain defeat, but may delay a final vote on the bill. Gurney, who is floor manager of the measure, said he Is confident ers (CIO). He sntd the resumption of C( mi wage talks is a big boost tor Jaycees Lead Clean-up the chances of-Summer peace on '. _ . ___.. iL ,,f the labor front. The decision to resume soft coal Drive, in Caruthersville There ho si»ke to 18.030 tiersous who Jammed the Clilcfigo S'.ndluni to hear his appeal for a displaced persons legislation. He also hinted in his speech of a passible veto of the House-approved Murjdt-Nlxon Communist-control bill. "You cannot stop th» spread of an idea (Communism) by passing a law against It," he said. "You cnn prevent Communism by more and better democracy." "Communism succeeds only where there la weakness or misery, or dMimlr," he said. "It cannot succeed In a strong and healthy society-" the Senate will act quickly on the wage talks came yesterday. Federal CARUTERSVILLEH, Mo., June l} . bill once the civil right arguments j „" f«7'., A »'i"',! Goldsborough ^ssued 5—Marcus Lauck. chahrrian of the ' & j r _ Truman called the displaced I are out of the way. °" '" """ '"" •""•••—'--- '-*-- - - -' •—.•-- . However, a final vote on the measure appears unlikely before lat« Tuesday. an injunction requiring John L. annual Junior chamber of Coin- Lewis and his United Mine Workers mcrccc Cleanup Drive, reported to barjjaih in a new contract with yesterday that the drive was «u- the ^Southern Coal Producers Asso- cessful (or the most part, with un- ciall °"- usually good cooperation from a- persons "heroes of democracy"'who "cannot go back home." •They are aiilt-Comniunlst," he said. ."Originally they came from thls question—a> reference to London decision not to allow young •Jewish men to Iciive Cyprus detention camps for Palestine. Israel accused Britain of violating the ceuse-fire resolution by tlila action and of ittemptlng to give the Arabs an "edge" during the contemplated tour-week truce period. However, both Israel and Bi-ltlsii spokesman Indicated that the door to an agreement was still open on the major point. The Israel representative- said private reports from Tel Aviv quoted IMrimdotle as having jjlven assurances lie would talk, to the Urltlsh ahout their rcfusnl to allow Jews of military age to leave Cyprus for the Holy Land. their lives throughout the Pacific Northwest since the floods began three weeks ago when the hot sun thawed snow lying in the Rocky Mountains too fast for the rivers to carry away the rull-olf. One of the most critical points was at the Blue Lake dike; North of Portland, where troops and civilians were fighting to prevent R breakthrough as the Columbia receded before the new swell arrived. Elmer Fisher. U. S. Weather Bureau forecaster, said the Columbia > 'Boundary Dispute Won by Plaintiffs River start rising again at Portland and Vancouver, Wash,, tonight or tomorrow morning and will reach 30.8 at Vancouver Tuesday. It may go higher. Laney to Carry Fight To National Radio Forum LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Jun<5 5. (UP)—Gov. Ben Lancy will carry his fight against President Truman's nomination to a nationwide radio audience on June 15. The gowrnor announced yestcr- *charges of failing to give a traffic I da > T ne nad accepted an Invitation signal and operating a motor vehi- ! ^ participate on "America's Town clc without A drivers license and for Jessie J. Cooley on charges of following too closely and failing to give a traffic signal, were continued until Wednesday. Legion Hut Receives Minor Fire Damage A. fire, believed caused by a short circuit In i drink box motor, cnusccl slight damage to & partition in the American Legion Hut on North second street late yesterday. Wiring in the motor caused a «hort circuit which ignited one of the logs In the partition. The hut Is constructed entirely of pine logs. The Blythevllle Fire Department answered another alarm yesterday alterncon at the home of Pat Hilliard, 1708 West Vine, where an oil cook stove caused minor damage to th« w»tl p«p»r « on« room. Meeting" forum which will originate in Harrisburg, Pa., and be carried on 251 station!; of the American Broadcasting Co. Lai ley had said earlier he would accept the Invitation If It did not conflict with his attending the Governors 1 convention at Portsmouth, N. H. The forum subject will be "Whom should the Democrats nominate for president?" Michael and Anne to Wed In Athens Next Week ATHENS, June 5. (UP)—Former King Michael of Romania and Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma will b« married here next Thursday. The Royal Palnce snld today. The young couple will arrive In Michenl's private plane from Swlt»erland Monday, M WM Mid. In Osceoia Lawsuit Pearl D. Cowan and A. P. Burks, plaintiffs in a boundary line dispute involving approximately 16 acres near Rosa, yesterday obtained Judgement in the Osceoia District of the Mississippi County Circuit Court for possession of the land. The suit was brought against Harry Warley and others and the trial took nearly three days for presentation of testimony and arguments to the Jury. The dispute Involved a strip of ground 215 feet wide. Circuit Judge Charles W. Light was on the bench and the case was the last for the June term of the civil division of the court. The June term of civil division court for the Chickasawaba District will begin here Monday and Bsloula, Lvitvin, Lithuania, Polnnd, immedintely. Producers were optimistic that of the present agreement, or certainly by the end of the miners' annual vacation on July 6. The threatened long lines telephone strike was averted when the American Union Workers (CIO) sig weeds, and other rubbish w«s ered up and hauled away. gath- T of Telephone) nl Tyi" :igned a 21-month i Saturda; Head of Printers' Union Is Re-fleeted INDIANAPOLIS, June 5. (UP)— Oflicial returns of the Internation- Typogrnphlcal Union election iy gnve President Woodruff contract with the American Tele-' Randolph a victory margin ol 9,phone i: Telegraph Co. The union membership still must ratify the agreement, but it Is expected to be approved without a hitch. Though 736 votes to retain his office. On|y one Independent party candidate s[X>iled a unanimous victory for Randolph's Progressive Parly. (Temperatures Hit Seasonal Highs In Past Two Days Highest temperatures of the sen- sou In Blythevllle. nnc! probably In the stitc, were recorded here yesterday and Wednesday when the mercury climbed to 94 and 65 degrees, respectively. Minimum readings here were the pact, does not provide any gene-1 Alfred H. Edwards, Los Angeles, de-I s || E ], t | V higher than normal or ra] wage boost, it may be reopened feaWd Anthony G, Ganns, St. Louis, , ht , 0 days Lo Wes t temperature ear- by either party for wage talks later, for a seat on the Board of Audi- | ly t'|,| s morning wns 08 degrees with —- __ tors a low of 63 recorded yesterday Soybeans -. -i a panel of petit jurors will re- Nov. port to Judge Light Tuesday. Circuit Clerk's Brother And Wife Have Narrow Escape in Oregon Flood Mr. and Mrs Austin Morris of (Prices f.o.b. Chicago) July 415 -»16 414 416B 330 333 328 33JB to Evans' 27,575. Memphis Goodwill Air Tour Returns Home After Two-Day, 3-State Flight The 38 Memphians who visited BlyihcvUle yesterday in connection Vanport City, Ore., had a narrow j with the goodwill air lour of Ar- escape from the Columbia River i kansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi flood earlier this week, his brother | were scheduled to arrive in Mem- Harvey Morris, Mississippi County circuit clerk, was notified in a letter received yesterday. The letter indicated that the couple barely had time to get out of (he city ahead of the flood In their automobile. They lost all of their other possessions, Mr. Morris said, Ford Announces Price Hike on 1949 Models DETROIT, June 5. (UP)— The Ford Motor Company today announced an average price increase phis late this afternoon, with their 2-day tour completed after visiting in Clarksiiaie, Miss. Each of the Memphis visitors wfre presented miniature bales of cotton, and Miss Lenore Ttite. who Is secretary of the Memphis Aero Club was presented the centerpiece which had been arranged and presented to the visitor by th« Heaton Home ol Flowers. Ernest Halsell. T. F. Dean. Worth Holder, and Farmer England, flying In two planes, acted as escorts for the 23 planes from Memphis, meeting them Just out of Dyersburg and leading them to the Blythevllle of 8.7 per cent ranging from SBn1 air|x>rl for their "Dutch lunch" at to S125, on Us 1H49 model Ford j Fly Inn. passenger cars to b* W th« public June 1». for a seat on the Board of Auditors. Randolph's opponent, John R.'morning, according to Robert E Evans, Washington .conceded the julaylock, official weather observer, election last week. The official tab- | The highest readings during the illation gave Randolph 37,311 ' votes , past 48 hours exceeded those of a '- " ""'"' year ago. A year ago Wednesday the high was 77 degrees and a year ago yesterday it was 87 degrees. Over the state, tempera lures at other points also reached season's high for various localities. Fort Smith and MonUcello reported 91- degrec readings. Little Rock had 90, Batesvjllc and Tcxarkana 89. and Harrison 88 degrees. Fighter Squadron of the Memphis National guard and Hie plane.! ranged from small Ercoupcs to Sea j The 90-degree reading In Little """ '"" Rock compared with 84 degrees on the same date last year. Dr. Atkinson Elected To State Medical Office Dr. O. S. Atkinson of Blythcville was elected second vice-president of t)i« Arkansas Eclectic Medical Association In the final session of the association's 68th Annual tlon at Little Rock yesterday. Bee amphibian. The Memphis visitors were: Alfred W. Waddell, Miss Tate, Larlch McGruder, Al Putinsrtt, Joseph E. Hearn, William C. Dewey, Larry De- Grow, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Dye, O. G. Walker. A. W. Gooding. Glenn O. Frankle. Tommy Hunt. Miss Jewel Davis, Mrs. E. B. Warren, Mr and H. L. C. S. B Rudolph Fred Bottom, Vern Litilg, a.nd Martin A. Trekle. Tom F. KaUell of Clirton, Tenn., R. B. Dobbins of Parkin, Ark., E. H. Warren irum Ejummervllk', Tenn. Mrs. A. W. Fredrick, J. H. 11, J. D. Gerber, Lloyd Bond. Vatican Warns Catholics Against 'Mixed' Marriage VATIOAN CITY. June 5. (UP) — The Vatican Issued 11 spcclnl decree today reminding Catholics of the church's ban against participation In nets ol mixed cult which Include marrliRc between Catholic ami non-Catholics. Vnttcnn sources snld the prohibitions cited by the Supreme Sncrcd CongrcRBllon ot Holy Otflcc would Rpply to the marriage of Princess Anne, a Hoinnn Catholic, and former King Michael of Romania. The decree more specifically warned Catholics that they could not participate in any mixed conventions with non-Catholics for the purpose of discussing religious faith without the prior permission ol the Holy See. The decree was Issued under the date of June 5 as n "reminder" ol existing Catholic laws. The Vatican newspaper Osscrvatore Romano published the decree with an In- troductry heading that It was a "wnrnltiB." The paragraph which Vfttlcnn quarters said applied to matrimony said in part: "At various times non-Catholics have been admitted to acts of mix« cult, and It Is recalled to all (Catholics) thut according to Cnnon Laws 1258 and 1731, Paragraph Two, any communication 'in sncrlc' with them is severely prohibited." Vatican sources said "in sacris" referred to any divine office such as matrimony, holy communion or holy confession. had been reported shelling Isdud, raising the possibility of a further Southward thrust by the Jawa. Authoritative. Arab sources In, Amman reported that the 1lttl« band of Jews defending-'the isolated outpost* commanding the • Northern approaches of Jerusalem hail run up the white Hag of surrender. Jews watching the battle on the horizon yesterday saw jtome smota columns rising and heard reports that 'one Egyptian destroyer wa» sunk. A brief official .report said, however, thut tin Israeli plane scof- ed a bomb hit on one of'the Egyptian Bhins. Baltic Lasted X Hnnra This re]>ort said the battle lasted Ihrce hours, with the Israeli air force, navy and coastal defense* engaging an Egyptian squadron of one corvette, one armed transport of 2,500 tons and two landing ctalt of British type. • • One Jewish plane was lc«t,-th*- Isracll report snld. The engagement wns the first sea battle of the Arab- Jewish war. Tho JcwLih report did not specify , which ship wns hit. It said the other Uirce ships disappeared Into th» oj>cn sea, There was no Immedlats report that the Jews wete pressing the pursuit. An Egyptian report on the engagement said Egyptian fighter Ijlanes covering the Egyptian squadron shot, down one of three Jewish Mcssorschmidt fighters which at- .ackcd. • Egyptian Navy operations against :he Jewish coast are continuing, tha report from Cairo said. Missco Soybean Yield Tops State Average for 1947 Mississippi County's average soybean yield for the 194T season averaged 13.8 bushels per acre for a total of 1,200,000 bushels and was 15 per cent higher than the average for the stnte, according to figures released yesterday In Little Rock the United States Department Agriculture's Crop Reporting Service. Dry weather and beetle infestation materially reduced the Mississippi County yield. State Produces 3,3%,OM Bushels LITTLE ROCK, June 5. (UP)- 1 Arkansas cultivated 283,000 acres ot soybeans and harvested 3,396.000 bushels in 1947, according to the USDA crop reporting service and ttie University Bureau of Research. The yield was 12 bushels per acre. The 10-fonnty Third District produced nearly two-thirds of the state's total. The production was 2,055,000 bushels from 163,500 acres. In the district are Clay, Craighead, Greene, Independence, Jackson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsctt, Randolph and White counties. Weather careale, George T. Ryan, j Watts, Robert M. Gray, Missourian to Nominate Truman at Convention WASHINGTON, June 5. (UP)— Oov. Phil M. Donelly of Missouri Pla« the name ol President m at LAUIC KOCK ycsicraay. , Dr. p. fe. Counw of West Mem- Truman in nomination for the phis was elected to succeed Dr. Frank C. Smith of Little Rock as president, other officers elected were Dr. C. B. Dickinson of Little Rock, first vice-president; Dr. A. B. Bond of Lilt!fi Rock, vice-president, , , and C. T. Hooper, Jr. of Browns- :Dr. C. H. Young ot Little RotX. sec- introduced | The Memphis group was led by I ville, Tenn., joined the Memphis | retary and Dr. R. O. Norrls of Tuck- P-M pl&nea from th« 15Hh good Tillers for th« tour. trman, treasurer, presidency at the Democratic National Convention beginning July 12, it was announced today. Sen. J. Howard McGrath, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said Donnelly will head Misouri's delegation to the Convention. The Missouri delegation will h»Y» M convention voU«. Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy today, tonight and Sunday, widely scattered thundershowers extreme North portion this afternoon. No* much change In temperature. Minimum this morning—68. Maximum yesterday—94. Sarw*. tqdav—7:10. Sunriie" tomorrow—4.47. PreclpiUJlou, 34 hours to T o-m. tcrUy—acne. Total since Jan 1—22.72. Mean temperature (midway between high and k>w—81. Normal me»n for May 70.7 . ' Thta Rate LMt Tear Minimum this morning—**. Maximum yesterday-57. Precipititioo, Jan. i to this dale US*. .1

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