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VOL. XLIV-NO. 69 — — _ Rules Committee Approves Draft; Passage Certain Bill Passes Last Obstacle; Action at 3f* Thu Session Assured BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH* DOMINANT NEWSPAPER C* NrmTUXAor ID»-.*,<... "^ •' - ^ •, ? T K>_X —•'••' • • -. - — — __ •»*»•* FTIM: «*«- »M v,^r nvnv IKKAHT ARK ANA A A * vr*-t m*-^ »__»— ^^»^ Blythevllle Courier Blythevilte Daily New* MlxJwippi Valley Lttfe, Blythevlll* Herald .n^" 0 ^",^ 1 ' 1 " Committee today approved the i9-throu g h-25 draft Wll,_clearlng l he way for v|rtuaUy this session of , Th* ««'« Committee. last big roadblock in the way of peacetim! Mlec Uve service, abandoned Its op- Position and voted 64 to 4 to clear HP hn l '° r H ° USe aetlon - HOU5 « Repubkan leaders had , j t that it be cleared. .. So !? e ° f lhe members who voted H," ,• .u S0 '' e) »ctai)tly. A rrmjor- oDDoV., i eh commlttec 's membership ?h V? e P* 11 " 1 ''"* toft. But lfTh V °r- e r d yes " at tlle insistence el th f h °°Pl"«iersrrip in order to to vote" , H ° USe 8 " °PP°rt-"n«y vo vote on the measure. (, Ti !f ^ mie al "ady has approved '• '" S " BhUi ' dln ««'t form F er M • ««' orm oa« th £ pponents conce ded it will th to a vote ' ° nce " co '" es ° f w- «, l. His office had earlier that Up to two day. ago Harriet, a. toe only member ol the rules committee still not committed, held the deciding vote on whether to grant the 19-through-25 draft bill a "rule" lor House consideration, He was said to have made the d-- ewion to vote "yes" in compliance with a request by Republican lead- Today one or more other members ol the 12-man committee also were reported to have swung over to the "yes" column. ,, E y«» opponents of the peacetlme draft bill— already approved by the Senate in slightly different form- conceded that it is certain to puft £he House once it U called to a m ne Rep. Dewey Short, R., Mo., leader of the House anti-draft bloc said there was only an "outside chance" that draft op[ ' the rules group would s J.gafnst !•:•• iirship v' Some. Mind. Republican leaders were said ta have "talked" to reluctant OOP members over th« weekend. One .supporter said Rep. Adolph Sabath, D,, 111., who previously planned to vote- no, may have changed his mind. Allen, In a clean break with other House leaders, said he will vote ncis to report the bill to the House. TITO or more other Republicans were expected to defy the leadership ami vote with him to bottle up the bill in committee. Majority Leader Charles A. Hal- leek, R., Ind.. meantime put the draft on tlie House schedule for tomorrow. He told the House about tin's plan Saturday, apparently confident the Rules Committee would act. Once on the floor, the two-year peactime draft still laces a rough going-over from short and a possible delaying action by Rep. Adam fwyton Powell, Jr., D., N.Y. Senate Committee Ofays Anti-Lynching Bill That Includes Death Penalty WASHINGTON, June 14. (UP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved an anil-lynching bill providing penalties up to death for members of lynch-mobs. The measure was approved by vote of 10 to 3. Sens, Edward M Moore. R., Okla., James O. Eastland, D., Miss., and J. William Fulbright, D., Ark., voted against it. Easthmd Immediately threatened a filibuster should the Republican leadership cull It up in the Senate. GOP Nomination Still Wide Open Vandenberg Stock Boosted in Spire of Candidates' Claim* By United PTPM Vandenberg-for-President badges made their first appearance to- OOP hopefuls made victory claims With the Republican National Convention only one week only one thing was away, certain — the — race for the GOP presidential nomination will be wide open. No one candidate will go into the convention with anywhere near enou«h votes to win the nomination in" a walk. At least four ballots— probably more— may be necessary Senate President Arthur H. Vandenberg, who has claimed repeatedly that he is not seeking the nomination, figured in the political news of the day on two fronts. Badges proclaiming "V for Vandenberg and Victory" showed up in Washlnp- ton for the first time. They were distributed through a former New Jersey assemblyman— Leslie Hudson. And Gov. Kim Sigler of Michigan said at a national conference of governors in New Castle, N. H that he expects Vandenberg to get the nomination it the GOP con vention deadlocks, Others Voice Confidence But the Dewey, Taft and Stassen camps made no such qualifications about their candidates. They flatly predicted victory for their man Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York, doing his own predicting said he wouid win the nomination after not too many ballots." R«p. Clarence J. Brown R „ campaign manager for Sen. Robert A. Talt of Ohio, moved into Phil- .arold E. Stassen reflected similar optimism. Stassen says he will win the nomination on the ninth bal- Gov. Sigler told nesvsmen he strongly" expected the nomination to go to Sen. Vandenbere. "Vandenberg is a real statesman and it the people draft him he will serve " Sigler said. Truman Plans New Blast Gov. Earl Warren of California an avowed candidate for the GOP presidential nomination, also is at the governors conference and in. dicated he would try to line up ad- next week's ditional support for convention battle. President Truman w?io has tagged the GOP-controlled 80th Congress as the "second worst" in history, was scheduled to take an other swing at the Republican leadership today in a speech before the Greater Los Angeles Press club at 4:30 pjn. EOT. A member of his one of the Ho,,** two 2£™ ^T SeV "*"* Senate Divided On Extension of Trade Program Split Follows Party Lines With Voting Scheduled for Today By Dayton Moor* Unite* Ptttt Sllff Corrwpomfcnt WASHINGTON, Jucie 14 (UP) -The Senate was split down the party line today as it prepared to vote on a Republican-backed plan to revise the reciprocal trade program «nd renew It for one year. By agreement, the senate »as scheduled to begin voting at 5 p. in. on proposed amendments and follow through without further debate to a vote on the bill itself. The Democrats were almost solidly In support of the administration's request for a simple revival of the trade program that expired Saturday midnight. They were promising a demonstration of party solidarity almost unprecedented this year. Republicans were equally solid in support, of the Senate Finance Committee bill which made one substantial change In the House-approved bill. A close vole was expected but Republican spokesmen were confident of winning Republican* Converted Republicans who have indicated sympathy for a simple extension of the program were converted to the committee bill by the argument that the House would never accept »n outright extension of the past .program. That argument presented the choice between the pending bill and I nothing. In a speech prepared for delivery durinrr today's debate, Sen. A. Willis Robertson, D., Va., echoed administration arguments that the proposed JSLYTHEVILLB, ARKANSAS, MOXDAT, JUNK 14 194« ~ ~ -- : - - -- ' - _ Truman Plans Most Explosive Blast at Congressional Target EN ROOT* WITH PRESIDENT TRUHAN Truman will take another out n Con»rer>. i A Jnember of th« president 1 ! staffi said the ipeech would be a "box «cor«" on what Mr. Truman regard* u the iln* of omission of the »oth Congress, which he already ha» l*j»u«d th* "»eoond worst" In history. The chief executive will ipeak at the Ambassador Hotel In Los Angeles under the auspices of the Greater Ix* Angeles Press Club He will arrive In Los Angeles by train »t iO:io a.m. (pdt) (ii:io am CST) and will lead a parade through the city before lunch. His speech, which will be extemporaneous, it scheduled for 2:30 pm J mi< J t < O p) iih ,i»t 14-year-cJd bill, would make the program unworkable. The Republican bill would authorize the Tariff Commission to recommend limits below which tariff rates should not agreements with be cut in trade other countries. If the President agreed to cuts below these limits he would have to notify Congress and explain. "Would Set Limit The commission would be required .to set the limits with an eye to protecting American producers "serious injury" from foreign petition. . ^ <! - ,8pberUon Insisted that the from com- (CST). By now, Mr. Truman has pretty well decided that Congress won't Kive him much of what he wants before It quits for the national political conventions. But In a series of appearances across the country, the chief executive has worked out > formula which he will follow right up to election day; blame the Republican Congress for high prices and inadequate housing. Mr. Truman orilgnally planned to give a prepared speech in Los Angeles. But his top advisers have been deeply impressed by the oratorical fire he threw into off-the-cuff ap- Gottwald Elected Czech President Hand-Picked Red Parliament Names Successor to Benes By Richard Clark (United Pro* Staff Corr«pon«ent) PRAGUE, June 14. <rrp)_p re . mler Klement Gottwald, Moscow- trained Communist, was elected president of Czechoslovakia without opposition today, succeeding tell "a S"'" *' h ° T " igned <n P"- P^rance, in B utt«, »*, Bt , „ kane. Watfe KH^ -.11 . •***! d., scheduled for to-called m»i o spwch... So he will speak toda ided br a ft, There's no denying that Mr Tru P«'ranc 1 e" t w* * **"" Crowd " p text. He feels more at ease and"h' use. an Idiomatic approach which i. „,!„!.., trom htm mgnt, the president altered thi schedule of his Eastward trl, home. Originally, he planned fc take the trnln bsck to his horn, state of Missouri, spend a coupl in ton' Bn<) " 1Cn fly °" ^ Wftsh Now he Is going to make the en tire Journey to Washington b< train giving him an ouportuniti to make hitherto unscheduled plat form appearances In Missouri, not ably Jefferson City and St. Louis Leaving Los Angeles tonight 8 p.m. (CST), the president wll make stops at San Bernardino and Barstow before calling it an nlng. Tomorrow, he will IS-mlnute stop at eve make a Window, Arlr mission was not equipped to uhoer- 1 ! (3:23 take this respc might creat di Oottwald was elected unanimously ™ u . hl "><1-picked ,- Communist parliament at H: 23 a.m. local time a.m. CST) In th cfent ness,to accept the Senate willing- version. Tlie House provided a Congressional veto over agreements in which the President went bcyong the recommendations of the Tariff Commission. The Senate committee eliminated fne veto and substituted the cment that the President must publish the differences. Although the trade agreement aw expirefl at midnight saturda; mier stocky, pipe-smoking pre- by raising their hands. His one en- all the nomination was the only tered by the deputies of "reborn" political parties. ,j A 5,' a , K was rals «d over the presidential palace, a 2I-gun salute the lapse did not affec already in force. t agreements ^as not was sum- Negro members, said he will fight to tlie end for his 31 proposed amendments to wipe out "Jim Crow" in the Army, Navy and Air Force. HoUSe Approves Bill Extending Old- Age Insurance WASHINGTON, June 12. (UP) — The House today passed and sent to the Senate a oil) to mnke federal old-age Insurance available to 3 500,000 additional workers. ' Approval <vas by standing vote. The measure was passed by a standing vote of 237 to 2. Tlie Wo dissenling voters were Reps. Frederick c. Smith, R.7 o. and Herman ; P. Erberharter, D., Pa. The measure would: 1. Allow state and municipal em- ployes to come under the federal social security system provided the states and the federal government enter Into agreements calling for such coverage. 2. Allow employes of non-profit organizations and Institutions to participate In the system under agreements with the federal government. ±i Require participation in the o^r,ige assistance program of em- ployes of a relatively small number of enterprises not now included. Among these would be construction and maintenance workers of the Tennessee Valley Authority; off- the-farm processors of fruits and vegetables and employes of college fraternal organizations. The measures docs not increase social security benefits—as requested by President Trumnn. The existing social security tax rates would be continued. At present, employer and employe each pay one per cent on the first S3000 of wages. gress' sins of omission. box Con- Soybeans 14, (UP)—Soy- CHICAGO, June b'nn quotations: Coen High lav Close July ... IH 415 414 415 N OV 339 1-2 Supreme Court Upholds Act to Recapture Excess Profits on Y,'ar Contracts WASHINGTON, June 12 (UP) — The U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the renegotiation act, passed curing the war to recapture excessive profits on government contracts. Justice Harold H. Burton delivered the decision. Justices William O. Douglas and Robert H. Jackson di«cntf>d on minor phases of the law and on specific cases before the court. The first renegotiation act was pnssed in April, 1912. when *oO,000,- POO.COO in war contracts were outstanding. It was amended four times and was completely rewritten early I n 1M4 as the Second Renegotiation Act. By June, 1947, five years after it became law. the government 1 recaptured $10,500,000,000. All but S3, 30,000.000 was credited as tax ad justments. Immunization Clinics at Dell Benefit 7,500 ^ 0 " m ^ r !~ — Community Health Project of Dell win be completed Thursday, M?s nabel Fill. Mississippi " Health Nurse, who is working community ,eaders on the p'r The immunization clinics for Ne,roes will 5tart , n Ju , or earl | e ? e|r the school is opened before date, Mrs. Fill said. with that Almost 1500 Innoculations have been given under the the Health Unit, and auspices of above 1500. 864 were typhoid shots, 146 smallpox vaccinations; 263 ' di P ,Uhe r ' a those given to date, Present for the voting, moned to hear the news. Prague schools were ordered closed and flags were flown from all public buildings. Takes New Oath Gottwald, in taking the oath, said: "I promise on my honor and conscience that I will do my duty in the spirit of the peoples democratic system, according to the will and In the Interests of people, care for the prosperity of the republic and obey the constitution and other laws." It was a new form of oath, provided by the new constitution. who masqueraded as , with an additional service stop Gallup, N. M. - -- - -- __ ___ _ Maritime Strike Delayed by Court Federal Judge Acts To Prevent Walkout Slated for Tomorrow NEW YORK, June H. _(UP)_ Restraining order to prevent a na a shipping st tik e was issued tional today In federal court here Three maritime unions »nd 54 shipping companies were directs, to bargain collectively In . re straining order Issued by Fedeni Judge John M. Clancy. The restraining order exoires June M unless it Is extended In .issuing the order, Judge federal govern for t prel'rnlnr-,-' v- , ,-.IL'— .-sverit the'tleun In, hearing Friday. Other Orden Sourht WASHINGTON. June 14_(UP —The government went into couri today to seek Injunctions agains' the nationwide shipping strike sei for midnight tomorrow. Federal attorneys will ask n s District Courts in New York San Francisco and Cleveland to block the scheduled walkout by loo 000 ship and dock workers by Issuing injunctions under the Taft-Hartley Act. That would stop a strike for at least 80 days. President Truman ordered the action after a fact-finding board reported that * walkout would tie up the entire shipping Industry on the East, Ciulf and Pacific ports and a large pnrt of Great Lakes shipping. The National Council of the National Maritime Union (CIOI of six unions Involved in one dispute, , voted unanimously In New York last night to strike If no new contract Is reached by then. But NMU President Joseph Curran left no doubt that they would abide by The man wno masqueraded as ai "I""" """ J " u1 "" moderate leftist until Last Feb- •' strllte Injunction, ruary's Communist coup will ba: ' w " d -~ ""t !n!e;!d to defy the Czechoslovakia's third chief exccu-! law even If It favors the em- tlve. Thomas G. Masaryk, who help- ' ployers." he said. born B T 5 Worid d w le 'r""' 6 , RePUbMC °" lhe Wcst Cm «- maritime a° rodent ** I workers 8 r "led Mr. Ti Gottwnld. who served on the Eastern and Italian fronts In World War I before deserting, has been premier since June 19, 1946, when .- „ , 0 , cu vnl , the Communists won 38 per cent of i saying the American people would the votes and became the largest \ not support him "In his course for Truman's injunction order with charges of "Strikebreaker." When the president addressed a crowd In San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, union members circulated pamphlets ' cough school shots (o whooping Truman Signs Paper Bill WAIIINGTON, June 14. (UP) — President Truman has signed into law a bill extending for one year tne existing provisions governing the width of newsprint rolls for duty-free import. New York Stocks A. T. T. . American Tobacco Anaconda Oopper Beth steel Chrysler Coca Cola .'.....".[' General Electric ..... General Motors ,. . Montgomery Ward N. Y. Central ....... "'.' International Harvester North American Aviation Republic Steel .Hadio ......... .'.'.'..'.'.'.'.'. Socony Vacuum ....... '. Stiidebaker ........... ] ,] Standard of N. J. Texas Corp ...... '.'.'.'.'." 'ackard U. S. Steel ....'..'.'.'.'."" . . 156 ,. 57 .. 39 7-8 . . 37 7.. 65 3-8 ..111 1-2 .. 42 1-2 .. 64 1-2 . . 62 3-4 . . 16 7-8 .. 34 1-8 . . 13 .. 31 7-8 .. 14 3-8 . . 21 5-8 . 28 1-4 .. 90 1-2 .66 . 5 1-8 . 82 5-3 Infants 5 and pre- age children. X-rays were given to 464 persons. party in Czechoslovakia. Since then he has succeeded In boosting the communists In com-1 plete control of the nation and s r^'* pr °J cct als <> Provided for thi disc""- 8 1 f -i Cuses .' or '"sect-borni ing nses. of shifting Its Moscow. political alignment to Contempt Cases Upheld garbage dispossT'screen! public buildings, ditches iea and weeds cut, and a gen-! T" 6 U- S. Supreme Court today up- clean-up program. held contempt of Congress mi- WASHINGTON, June 14. <UP>- ulan tr! 5 ami 1 , to .' vonrt t£ d f yond thei . ""'"""munlty health this w <"i in Say 1t expectations. vicinity be Trial of Civil Coses Resumed in Court Here Ofclvil scheduled for -he June term of Mtssisstppi Coun•y Circuit Court '- ~ • • District in Chickasawba. I,,H r,?' as rcsume< i today before Kould Court"•*'in L!ght **•*' •he most of last week to^c'ml""t? orneys to attend the annual meef- ng of the Arkansas Bar Association n Hot Springs. „/', ?' Hcusc of Little Rock was ... C . CC L. pre - 5idclH of t'i« association victlons against 11 members of the Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Com- mltlee. the shipowners." (Set earlier story en Pane 1.) New York Cotton Senator Aiken Urges Action on Farm Program Two-Y«or Ixfeniion Of Price Supports Hew HOMM Approval WASHINGTON, June 14 (UP)— Sen. George D. Alken, R., VI., said ""•-- that Consrcss must act on Belated Palestine Truce Is Brought By UN Observers •T EH»T Wraoo Vntttd Prw lU/f program before it long-range Urn adjourn*. The HOUM has approved a two- y«»r extension of the present price support progrnm In modified form. The present program expires June But Alken told reportcri "we can't go h um » without dolim the Job right." * Ho Is the chief author of tho Senate Agriculture Committee bill lo rewrite the purity formula uml establish a new price supiwrl program. The Sennle Li scheduled lo take up its bill tomorrow despite the House nctlon. Alken expressed hope that the House would accept the Senate hi! nni.ii UN Will Reject Soviet Proposal Russians Make Bid To Send Military Men Into Palestine million dollars on unneeded commodities." he said. Aiken *ald that continuing tho wartime price support program would fall to relieve existing shortages of some crops. He said th= TIM a Ot ,. llle ' •tel<Wilea on UN Security council were ren the >rtcd jr"-i«?^r« to ». ench and Sctglaii. country also would find surpluses i ° rflcer s sent to the Holy Land as of some crops developing unless T C Ob6crvers Congress adopts a program that will encourage farmers to divert production to different crops Tlie Home bill, approved Saturday by voicfi vote, Jor Hie'most p«rt continues price support."; at present levels—»o per cent of parity. The Senate's long-range mcnsuro wouid provide a flexible scale of support prices ranging from 60 lo W per cent of parity, Kolng up when production of so-culled linslc crops drops below normal and vice versa Per normal crops, It is designed to keep support prices at 76 per cent of parity. The Senate bill also would revise completely the formula for fix- on u, ! lllMlll .'» formal proposal „ Kutuimtcd by Andrei ciromyko in the council tomorrow, according to me advance arrangements, only two countries will vot» for it-Rus sw and the Ukraine. Tho olher members of the coun- cII, Instead of voting " no " will win l | l "'vT!l U3 tho Sovlct P«Wil win lack the seven votes required for all council decisions. The "decision to, rule niusla out of the Holy Land negotiations hns not been ma.le without some fear ™ e 1 " >rt °' some UN rtlplomals. These delegates, few of whom would be considered sympathetic to Russia's position in the UN were understood •--••- a . Ity. peanuts out of the 90 per cent par- There I, even im article In th« Ity group Rep Stephen Pace, D., I charter which slip,l«tes tl.i" the pa., led the fight against It .Tho big powers should House also voted 101 to 13 to raise " support prices on Irish potatoes all responsibility for pence until the long-awaited , jointly split up enforcing UN today. situation A which La»d wa, alleviated wher "Breed to .tibmlt to Unite" '"^Itai,,, convoy. " all rlnfln n° mmUI " que ^^ th »* „" f ' rln .K l'> 'he upper Galilee ere* Of Northern Palestine, where ths S^ 1 " 1 '""! the Syrian army con! tinned (o attack after last Friday's cense-flre deadline, had ended I s£k! The Jewa claimed th«t all Arab aUempts to advance Friday »nd S«Hml»y in (he up,>er Jordan V\l- first In th, from 60 to 90 per cent of parity. , security forces have been o £n,^ rimil ,> P " ""' l r ° Up "^ hl - Some rtcl <*atcs felt that the de- eludes cotton, corn, wheat, rice, pea- nlal of a token voice In 'he Pnlen- nuls grown for food, tobacco, dairy tine nc B oII«llon s to Russia wouid products, hogs, poultry and eggs. , underscore the apparent belief in The House bill wouIU authorize Moscow tlmt the United States and • tlie Agriculture Secretary to cut sup- Great Britain have decided lo turn ! port prices lo ns low as 60 per cent UN Into a weapon for whittling on swoet potatoes, flnx seed, soy awny at Russln's sovereignty and power. Russia's appeal for the right to send "only a lew" military obsciv- ers to help Palestine mediator Count Folkc Bernndotte was hc- lievcd by most people here lo be Dispatches from Half, indicated that American officers serving u observers for Count Folke Derna- dolte brought about the truce In Northern Palestine by on-the-spot reports and Protests to Damascus, tne capital of Syria, An American observer said tha' Inspection around Eln Gev, Northernmost area of Pal- • estlne, and Mlshmar Hay Yarden. ?" th « «" il " r°«rt Into Palestine- ' from Syria, Indicated there was no observance of the cease-lire at, .11. Agra* On Violation Jewish offlceri asserted the Syrians wished to capture Bin Ge» before approaching the peace table anci hid launched heavy attacks which artillery, tanks, bombers and. Infantry on Friday and Saturday. The American officer concurred that the situation In Palestine ap~ pccircd to be o major violation. Tho observers communicated with tho Arab side by Telegraph through Damascus and tlle firing soon ended- The observer! reixjrted, however they were, handicapped by lack of transport, communications nnd organization, lliey . w id they had been prepared to Iry crossing into the Syrian line* under a white fli<r If their protests to Damascus h»4 . gone unanswered. 7:1?"* Bcrnadotte, the special Unitej'li ; Nations mediator who brought * about the PalMtlne truce, stoppe^f'-' 1 In Tel Tviv and Haifa yesterday.^! his way to establish .peace head*-' quarters on the Greek Island cf" Rhodes In the Mediterranean T •'• , In Tel Aviv, Bernadotte tol* Israeli Foreign Minister Mash*-' Shertofc that United Nations obi servers already were exercising parj tlal control over British arms storai : In the Middle East to report on an* shipment., that might be made » Arab forces. f "' Jeans .peanuts grown for oil, dry ?eans, aim American-Egyptian cof- 200 Children Register for Swim Classes More- than 2uo children had registered before noon In the beginner and Intermediate swimming classes tnrting today at Wnlker Park Pool under the sponsorship of the Chlck- isawha District of the American Red Cross atiS the Chickasaw Ath- etlc Club Mrs. Hugh Whltsilt. water safety halrinan for tne Red Cross chap- er. saitl that rcgtsirntloji probably rauld continue thioughout the renter part of ihls week. She point- ' Postponed. d out that the beginner classes Scmi - official were aimed chiefly nt acqualnthvj he children with safe simply for prestige nml not for any Important strategic or diplomatic ambitions. Premier ScEiuman Obtains Delay in Six-Power Parley PARIS, June 14. (UP)—Tlie government of Premier Robert Sclm- mnn, now undergoing heavy attacks of Its approval of the I-on- don six-power recommendations on Germany, got n breathing spell to- <!ny when proixxsert tlircc-potvcr talks on Western Germany were NEW YORK, June 14. (UP) — Close barely steady. Open High Low CIos' Mar 3235 32.50 3235 3232 May 32.06 32.24 32.08 32M July 36.52 36.68 36.47 3649 Oct 33,10 33.32 33.10 33 It Dec 32.53 32.73 32.51 32.51 Spots close 38.18, up 5. Columbia Hits Highest Crest Since 1894 But River Falls Above Portland ucceeding r '!£ y; Smith was elected w. Wilson Sharp of n<l Cecii Warner, Port vice president; and Gerland Patten, Little Rock ,'as re-elected secretary treasurer. in circuit court this insuring estnnony »as presented before a ury m » suit brought by G A Hardin against Wylie and Clarence' jrlece involving payment for re- airs to an automobile. The case as apj>ealed from municipal court. est crest since 1894 here todiyV'ris- p^d through"a raiiriad^fnf to , ing tliee Inches over the first out the city of Vanport Spring break which wrecked Van- The flood surged through port city on Memorial Day two high fills, taklni and troops doubled plunged through a four their effort to save dikes protecting Inundating 2,000 homes, LOngvicw courses, and a pickle the cities of Kelso and on the Oregon shore. Army engineers said the worries were half done. four golf With the were in "critical" being waterlogged levees drop In flood waters came the dan- C ,™ d "'?" ' fter *" ot ?">u«h!"K d ikes, carried down for ed, however, in Nor almost the ency crews were cheer- 1 by news that the river with lhe shrinking Columbia. tW ° srss The flood which hit Washington Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Can- Red Cross Only five ' StM1 ' nmM swimmin Kbits and to overcome tear of wa- er. The st'i'lor lllc-siwtng class. hlch started June 4 Is ncaring completion, but it is still Indefinite as to whether or not the seven taking the course will (jualijy ns Instructors. Classes are being taught by Oscar Elliott. Jr., and Miss Vivicnne Moore in the senior life-saving division; and In the other groups Miss Anne Crook will work with them, and possibly John Bruce Wilson. All are qualllicd water safety instructors. Mrs. Whitsltt announced today that five women were needed to assist each Instructor to see that the children follow Instructions, and to watch them while in the water. County /gents Attend Foyettevi/'e Conference Three members of the Arkansas Extension Service personnel here In Blythevlllo left yesterday to attend the In-service conference at the University of Arkansas in Fayette- vllle this week. About 200 county agricultural and Home demonstration agents and 40 specialists are expected to attend. The first session was conducted this morning and the final meet- Ing will be held Saturday. Aubrey D. Gates, associate ex- :ension director, said the conference will have 138 sessions on 13 fields of farming and homemaklng. perso " s Mrs. Gertrude demon stra Bond statement said Prance had asked that the conference, scheduled for Tuesday In Frankfurt, be postponed until the assembly finished Its current debate on the six-power recommendations. Some sources speculated that France might use'thc postponement to open talks with the United States aimed at getting more concessions In the six-power accord. The well-informed newspaper Le Figaro said negotiations between Paris and Washington might be underway. Such -tnlks conceivably would touch on the suggestion of Socialist Elder Statesman Leon Blum that Russia be invited to join the six powers In setting up an all-Ger many government. Blum said In the newspaper Le Popularie Saturday that the Western allies In the current situation had laid themselves ,i>pen to charges of making the Weak between East and West complete. He said that If Russia said 'no 1 to an Invitation, Moscow would have to lake responsibility for the break. A "Yes" wouid be a long step toward peace, Blum said. Training Plane Crash Kills Pilot, Passenger MT. AfRY. N. C.. June 14. (UP) —A rented training plane slammed to earth In a power dive today, killing the pilot and his passenger. Witnesses said Pilot Robert E. Ashby, Jr., 27, tried to 'buzz" the brickyard he operated near here ThOM_ attending from herTi™ fnearby' ^0,0*"'"" d ' VC " ™° Holiman.l In the rear cockpit Jullnn Rob,,» 8g J 15 eftson, M, apparently tried to open ™, and E, E. I his parachute but did not have enough altitude to jump. luunrey, county agent, and E, E 'Chandler, assistant county agent. Fight Over Veto Of Rced-Bulwinkfe Bill Is Expected I WASHINGTON, June 14. (UP)— , President Truman «nd the Rcpubll- S-. cnn-controllcd Congress were billed loday for another showdown—thi, .•••' time over his veto of the Reed- ...' Hulwlnklc bill to exempt railroad " rate agreements from the anti-trust :, laws. ;-, Tho test will come Wednesday ' • when Sen. Clyde M. Reed, R., Ksn. r co-author ol tho bill, asks his col- "' leagues to write it into law over Mr. Trunuin's objections. The memtire would allow railroads, freight forwarders, trucking and bus concerns to fix rates Jointly without being subjected to antitrust prosecution. Such agreements, lioivcver, would require Interstate Commerce Commission approval. The president vetoed that bill because he saitl, it was "inconsistent" with his plea for anti-monopoly controls nnd of "serious potential harm to the public." The measure, similar lo one Mr. Truman successfully vetoed two years ago was passed by an overwhelming majority In the House and by a 60-27 margin in the Scn- iite. .Reed was certain the HOUSP will vole to override. He said the Senate "probably" will muster the necessary two-thirds majority, but h» conceded that ^ the vote may be "close." Sen. Richard B. Russell, D., Ga., believed enough Democrats may switch over to uphold tlie president, He described the bill as "monopolistic" and would transfer the government's power over transportation to "two banking houses In New Yolk which make loans for shipping and-rail lines." Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy with widely scattered thundershowers today, tonight and Tuesday. Not quite so warm today. Minimum this morning—73. Maximum yesterday—93. Minimum Sunday morning— T3. Maximum Saturday—97. Sunset today—7:14. Sunrise tomorrow—4:46. Precipitation, 48 hours to 7 am, today—none. Total since Jan. 1—23.14. Mean temperature (mldwmy between high and low—83. Normal mean for May—70,2. This D»tf LaM Year Minimum this morning—54. Maximum yesterday—81: Precipitation, Jan. \ to thts d*t4

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