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BLYEHEVILEE COURIER NEWS THB DOMINANT NIWWAFBR OT MOMTVKABT AMUN«A« AND •OTJTOUT UIMOUM VOL. XI,IV—NO. 84 Blythevlll* Courier Blytheville Dally News V»Uey Blylhevllt* Herald BLYTHEVILIJB, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JUVT 1, 1948 SIXTEEN PAGES 8INGLB COPIES FIVE CENTS Showdown Near For Truman on His Candidacy Some Want Pressure fr Pur on President to Obtain Withdrawal By Joseph KoUin (United Press Staff Correspondent) A Truman-Eisenhower showdown at the Democratic National Convention appeared almost inevitable today unless the general comes right out and says he can't be drafted. Some administration sources expect Oeu. Dwlght D. Eisenhower to issue another "no politics" statement before the convention open in Philadelphia on July 12. He Is sued such a statement last January and there Is nothing to indicate he has changed his mind. But draft-Ike enthusiasts are feverishly making plans to put his name In nomination at the Democratic convention. They are said to be eyeing three big delegations —California. New York and Illinois—in the hope that one of them will do the job. Alabama has offered Its No. 1 spot on the convention roll call to any state that will nominate Ike. Jacob M. Arvey. a leader of 1111- U»is Democrats, reportedly feels that Elsenhower's name is virtually certain to be presented to the convention. And he Is said to believe the General's concept of duty will force him to yield to a genuine draft. California May Ditch Truman There is strong Eisenhower sentiment In California's convention delegation and some members are talking of bolting President Truman on the first ballot. And in the South, many delegates hostile to the President are rallying under the Eisenhower banner. In New Hampshire. Democratic National CommlUeemmt Harry Carlson asked other committeemen to join him in urging Mr. Truman Truman Okays Eleanor tor Running Mate HYDE PARK, N T., July I. (UP) — Mrs. Eleanor RoOKVeit said today that she "has no Intention whatsoever of rurusinr. for any public office." WASHINGTON, July 1. (UP) — President Truman today forecast his nomination on the first ballot in the Democratic National Convention and said Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt would be acceptable to h j the vice presidential nominee. The President rejected as foolish a question as to whether he would withdraw as a candidate. "Then, you definitely won't retire as a candidate?" a reporter asked him. Mr. Truman snorted an einphali' negative. Then he said that was foolish question No. 1 of this, his first news conference in more than a month. The chief executive entered into no extended discussion of the idea of having President Roosevelt's widow as a running mate. The suggestion that the Democrats nominate Mrs. Roosevelt for the second spot on the ticket ap- Legionnaires to Dedicate Memorial Auditorium Sunday to withdraw hower. In lavor of Eisen- Meanwhile. In other political developments: Truman- The President Showed •?jo signs of "abdicating." He met with party leaders for two hours late yesterday to go over what the White House called the convention "machinery." Sitting In on the discussion were Democratic National Chairman J. Howard McGrath, Party Treasurer Joseph Blythe, Leslie L. BtfTle, who w'JL-be, serjeant- at-arms* at the convention, 1 ' arid Presidential Secretary Matthew J. Connelly. McGrath, who has just returned 'from a trip to Rhode Island, New York and Philadelphia, said he received "good news" in the convention city. Dewey—Gov. Thomas E. Dewey may Issue a new foreign policy statement soon, according to one of his aides. The GOP presidential candidate conferred at length yesterday with his foreign policy adviser, John Poster Dulles. The two presumably discussed the Berlin crisis which Dewey lias described a» "very grave." Platform Builders Busy Post Mortem — Rep. Clarence Brown. R., O., who managed Sen Robert A. Taft's unsuccessful campaign for the Republican nomination, said Taft was defeated because of: (1) public opinion polls ant ^propaganda" that he would be a Ifoor vote-getter; (2) the Dewey "bandwagon" psychology that re- julted from the swing of favorite sons to his camp; (3) the failure of stop-Dewey forces to agree on a candidate. Democratic Platform—There were signs that Democratic platform writers plan to make the record of the GOP Congress their chief target. Sen. Joseph c. O'Mahoney, D., Wyo., a member of the drafting sub-committee, assailed Congress for "bottling up" the President's 10- point anti-inflation program. The pcared In a recent newspaper column by Clare Booth Luce, former Republican member of Congress from Connecticut. The president said he had not seen the Luce column. A reporter asked: "Would Mrs. Roosevelt be acceptable on the ticket with you?' The president said: "Of course." Then he asked the reporter what else he expected him to Bay. The idea of Mrs. Roosev=!t. for vice president has not, so far at least, been taken up by any Democratic leaders, Mr. Truman was firm in his tae- ief that he would be nominated on the first ballot at Philadelphia. He said he believed he had more than enough delegates to do it. The President did not discuss '.he possible one bis threat to his nomination—a likely elfort to draft Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower unless .he general makes a new statement definitely rejecting such efforts. Mr. Truman was asked whether Eisenhower would be acceptable as a vice presidential candidate. He said that, would be up to the gener- Quake, Tidal Wave Destroy Historic, City ATHENS, July 1. (UP>—An earth quake and tidal wave yesterday de stroyed most of the 2,600-year ok town of Leykas on the island of th same name off the West const o Greece, wiped out a nearby'villag and badly damaged tliree othe towns, reports from the scene . today- Messages from the island said s far seven persons were known dea> and an estimated 300 were injured Relief workers believed the deat toll would be higher. A Greek destroyei" was loaded A Paf.ras with relief goods for th island. The American Aid Mission Greece provided 50 torts of flou and other necessities for emergen cy relief. Canadian relief adde quantities of canned meat and fisl The town of Levkas, called Ith aka by the poet, Homer, had a poy ulation of 7,000. Official reports sai it was 93 per cent destroyed. Courier News Photo * Dedicatory services are scheduled for Sunday for the one-story con- ' cret* and steol memorial auditorium on North Second Street wlvtch WHS planned and financed by members ot the Dud Cason Post, as a memorial to Mississippi County men who died ui the service of tliolr country. • • • * • » R«v. Roy I. Bogley to Deliver Address Dedicating Memorial The Americ»n Legion's Memorial Auditorium, ulilcri wa« erected at a co«t of nearly 150,000 by members o[ the Dud Casoii Post, will be formally dedicate! Sunday in ceremonies starting at 3 p.m., it, WM announced today by R. B. Stout, post commander. The dedication speaker will be the Rev. Roy I. Bagley, pastor ol the First Methodist Church In Newport, and former pastor or the First Methodist Church here. He served as a chaplain hi the Navy during Wolld War II. * Autry Urges U.S. Aid for Schools Legislator-Educator Discounts Idea of Losing State Right* L. H. Autry, superintendent of the Burdette School, spoke to members >f the Kiwanls Club at their meet- ng yesterday at noon In the Hotel •Toble, emphasizing the great need or an equalization of educational acilities in the several states, which he pointed out could be remedied only by the acceptance of the Federal Aid for Education program. Mr. Autry said that the situation was serious with educators, and hat the diminishing number of . teachers and the rapid increase in Worlrt w " r ' al >d World War II, enrollments, will be eventually break ' and the addrcss of acceptance to down our entire educational sys- "" K " 1 """" '" '" w - ~"'- "" " " m. Although there are many objections that have been voiced on the federal aid program, the federal government is the only agency in a music In Blythevllle High School, position to furnish the type of aid I will lead the audience In singing the school systems need Mr Au- I "America" and special numbers will ' ' • " be presented by the' a eappella choir under her direction. Rabbi Alfred Vise of Temple Israel will give the invocation, alldttie Mr. Stout will be In charge of the auditorium's dedication to the memory of all Mississippi County men who lost their lives In the defense of their country during both Beauty Contest Finals Tonight Miss Arkansas, 1948, To Be Selected in Pageant in Newport In Newport today 2fl Arkan.si' beauties, Including Miss Jo An Shanks representing niytlieville, ai vicing for the Miss Arkansas till' and tonight from the 10 (limits' named this afternoon one girl wl take home the title. In yesterday's activities Ml; Shanks presented -talent, playln ( ^ it ^ ^ L1 , c »i,,i; Freddie Martin's arrangement i MTnlsterlaFAiilance' and "pastor "of 1 Snl)rc Dance Boogie, and she wi mifdlniriVto be made"by" R. N. I Til " s wlu ** »<™'«!<«1 "<• : of Tallulah, La., a past com- slon °* the ?"'"'" K rt *^ the bi Ware mander of the local post. A Cuppclla Choir to Slnj Mrs. William Henry, director of try stated, Aid Sought for 10 Years The program has been hefors the public in varying degrees of success for nearly 10 years and even dur- I benediction will be by Father ing the last session of Congress It , **• Francis McDevltt, pastor of the was shelved by a House committee Chuch of the Immaculate Concep- country, he said, needs a "positive ^ V.inmen and continuing program to check iTammen Pay Hike Askec By Conductors And Trainmen CHICAGO, July 1- (U.P.)—O/fi- cials of the Brotherhoods of Rail- aTter passing the Senate'and having the approval of President Truman, . . If we do not exercise some thought of our education system we will save Europe and lose America, Mr. Autry pointed out. He showed how 515,000.000,000 was being spent in Europe to check the spread of Cnm- munism, while the only .sure Yv'ay of stamping it out is to eradicate ignorance. Yet, he said, »••: will not spend »300,CCO,OCO for an ample education program to get rid of the seedbed of Communism, "Ignorance." Some factions have held 'nat the bill is unfair in 'that It taxes one state and spends the tax money on another state. The bill is designed to give the greatest where it is needed, ly some of the richer states with a more progressive educational system object on this basis. However, Mr. Autry said, stale lines are no barriers to ignorance. Says States to Keta<n Controls Other objections are that states are in a better position 10 undertake new expenditures, to whicll Mr. Autry answered that many Uon.-Trit Rev.'Mr. Bag1ey:.wlir be Introduced by the Rev. Allen D Stewart, president of the Biythevlllc the Klrst Methodist. The dedication program .will open with the advancement of colors, the conclu- dlcatlon by Mr. Stout, with the retiring ot the colors following the benediction. H. G. Partlow, immediate past scheduled to model evening drc tuul bathing suit at 2 p.mj todn Much of yesterday's affairs ccnte etl about tile Country Club hmcl con where the conlestanls mat their preliminary Impressions o the lour Judges. The remainder of the day w spent In registration and rehearsals Soviets Destroy Waning Hope for Unity in Germany Br WUUam rV Ukkluon (Unite* Prm tiUff Cormpofutoni) Russia destroyed the kst vesU«« of four-power unity n GerniHiiy today. At the same time the Western power* r»v« Western German lenders the Kreen light for form*ion of a separate unified state. While the Western allle> fought* . Ilh the Soviet union for control of lerlln, Russia waji In th« midst of neither battle to hold together her >stern European bloc of Com- nuilsl nations. Ana Marshal Tito 'f Yugoslavia w»s taking a firm .nil-Soviet line In this dispute. Cold war development.! Included: llerlln—(he Russlivnii walked out if the four-power Kominandatura I'hleh has ruled Berlin, Just an last «nrcli they wnlked out of the Allied Control Council which ruled.Ger- naiiy. Hut Soviet authorities hinted hat the starvation blockade by President Backs Get Tough Policy Wctrarn Powers Plan Action to Break Blockade in Berlin which Russia has sought to force he Western powers out of German •apllnl might soon be lifted or eased. Hie United Slates, Britain and France continued the greatest peace-time air operation In history to fly In food for 2,500.000 Germans In the Western sectors of the city and for the approximate 30,000 Western troops and civilians of the occupation establishments. Protnl NOM CoiuUdered Fnnkfurt—In the old war room of Ocn, Dwlght D. Elsenhower's m- preme headquarters, the U. S., British and French military governors told 11 minister-presidents of German states In the three Western WASHINGTON, July 1. _<UP>— President Truman today gave hl» unqualified support to Secretary of State George O. Marshall's statement that the United States "Intends to stay In Berlin." Mr. Truman told his news conference that Marshall expressed th» views of this government on th» Berlin blockade after a talk with the. President. The president declined any other comment on the Soviet efforts to force the Western powers out of Berlin. The U. 8., Britain and Prance wer» reported to be whipping up a vigorous protest to Moscow against th» Soviet blockade. Officials of lh« three countries conferred at the zones to draft a constitution for new Western Germany. But they made It olaln that the occunvinir " llllj " 1 ""GIRII uiuue m uunaon ana U?elro W n m h'. d ,r P mMl POW °" '" ™« "'MS.*' 11 ' 1 ' 1 * 1 "' "" London—American, British and French officials met at the foreign office for hours, and were presumed to be daftlng a possible jolnt'protest against the Ru&fllan 'action In Ber- commanrter of the post, will Intro-[f or i Rs t night's show. Only hall the duce distinguished guests attending contestant presented their talent the dedication and parents of all h ns t nigiu, and their talents rang- Mississlppl County men who died In Cll ,,.„,„ singing, dancing ami rcci- the service have been extended a | tatlons to fancy roller skating, Tim special Invitation to attend the] other half modeled .evening clothes, ceremonies In honor of their sons. ] Approximately 15.000 boosters. lln to be sent direct to the Kremlin. A British foreign office spokesman denied reports, however, that the protest had been completed. He said the three powers ntlll were examining the'situation, and had not eevn agreed to send a note. e—Marshal Tito, unre- Leglon completio! St» ' Clty'i Largest Auditorium | including a caravan of .laycecs ami the i Interested fans of Miss Shanks' rtum , rc- k 1 ' > f' • : President Signs Three-WayRadio Hew Housing Bill Measure Falls Short Of Meeting Needs, Executive Asserts WASHINGTON, July 1. (UP) — President Truman leveled a new attack at Congress today, saying it^nrra ^, s r a " etl *?"??« b "\ ] i paEsert . and consequent- ! ™ lc<i miserably to meet the poo- To Be Installed City Polke and County Law Enforcement Men Get New Equipment Installation of new FM three- wny radio facilities for use: by city and county peace officers is.sched- uled to begin Wednesday, an RCA representative said here today following arrival of a power-supply unit this morn I tig. Ray Groenlor, of the Radio Corporation of America regional office from Blytheville, are in Newport (or the'festlvies:'-'. : i< ' ' "••?' " -'-'Yesterday when the various contestants arrived they .surrendered I their names and home town Identities for a numuui and their good looks. This Is tlie sixth annual contest sponsored '>y Eiist Arkansas .Youna Men's Clubs, and It Is believed tliat it will be the largest to be singed In Arkansas. The winner nf the title of Miss Arkansas of 1D4B will also win the chance at the Miss America Title at the national contest in Atlantic City, N. J. late In the summer. pie's needs. Mr. Truman's statement was made as he announced at his news conference that he had signed the Republican housing measure passed i I" Dallas. Tex., said that by next in the closing hours of Congress. ! Saturday Installation the station He denounced It, however, as "a ! transmission unit and receiving hasty patchwork" and "slipshod." i units In some of the officers' cars "In this case, as in many others the 80th Congress has failed mlscr- the rising cost of living." The President himself, who will be consulted on the platform, also tipped his hand in a statement on several bills he signed yesterday. Mr. Truman criticized and Conductors drew up dainands on the nation's railroads today (or a 25 per cent increase for 22a,OCO members. The two unions represent thee yb The two unions represent the , only block of railroad employes Congress for serving not already involved In a wage ciis- purposcs of special interests." ' putc. With the formal presentation Warren—Gov. Earl Warren, OOP vice presidential nominee, cut short his sightseeing trip in the East and returned to California because of the illness of Lt. Gov. Goodwin J Knlglit. Warren's wife and three daughters will leave Now York for the coast by train Saturday. Memphis Jury Acquits Officer in Assault Case MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 1. — (UPl — A>, criminal court jury today acquitted two former Memphis policemen .... _...„.,„., .„.„„ ,,, t ^^...s of assault to murder charges in I of the third round of railroad wage connection with the beating of Ell I boost proposals since the end of of today's demand, almost every one of the 1,350,000 railroad workers in the country will have asked for more money. Wage committees fo the trainmen and the conductors unions voted on June 15 to present their demands today. They want the increase to go into effect before August 1. 'i 'i i.i Earlier, 17 brotherhoods representing 1,000,000 non-operating railroad workers presented a demand for a 40-hour neck Instead of the present 48-hour, a 25-ccnt hourly wage boost and new overtime rates- The demands mark the opening states do not have taxable property I nbl 5' to meet thc llr e cnt Ilecds <" '• ^^^ in quantities that warrant further I " lfi P 00 ", 1 ? °. f the Unlt<d States." J» (Hd n spending on anything There is also the President said In a statement t " k , c . to ,^ ( ng. the argument that the federal aid bill would eventually result in federal control of our educational system. The answer to this. Mr. Aulry said, is that the bill has never bten introduced nor has it rvor been implied a-s having anything except ultimate control of the expenses allocated to each state by tliat state. In that way if a sUte wants to spend its money on parochial schools, it can. If it wants to allocate money for various races, that can be none. The control is in the state, he said. Guests of I he Kiwanians other than Mr. Autry included John Patillo, ana Mitchell Moore of Osceola. Blalne, 30-year-old Negro who lost an eye In surgery. The Jury returned a not guilty verdict against 26 year old Carl W. Brewer. In the other case 35 year old Ixmnfe F.. Bryan who admitted striking Blalu at the police station was convicted of assault and battery and fined $51. Blaine was not a prisoner. He had gone to the police station to complain over the theft of $10 from his wallet during a police search at a neighbor's home where Blalne was visiting. Soybeans CHICAGO, July 1. (UP)—Soybean Quotations: open high low close July .... 4I3',4» 417 431'ia 413U» Kov 336 336 336 336 the war. All unions were granted an I8\ 2 cent raise in May, 1946, at the time of a short-lived nationwide railroad strike. GIs No Longer Can Train For Bartenders' Jobs WASHINGTON, July 1. (UP)— Certain courses in dancing, bartending and personality development were dropped today from the veterans administration training program. Also dropped was ttie disputed flight training program unless the veteran takes the training in connection with his present or contemplated business or occupation. The controversial courses, which have been given under the GI bill of rights, were eliminated la «o- cordanc* with new restriction* set down by Congress. Coo/ Breezes Blow Across Much of Nation July, which often means torrid temperatures, arrived with temperatures In many cities across the nation in the low 60s and even lower in few instances, it was disclosed today. Blythcville had a low of 61 de- Is expected to be completed. Mr.* Grocnier, who will supervise Installation of the equipment, said ot know how long It will complete Installations In all of 'he 10 police and sheriff's office whlch he read to the conference. "I consider it to be the duty of. cnTS '" Mississippi County. the President to inform the people as to the actual facts ou these vital Issues. That Is why I have Issued, and shall continue to Issue, statements commenting on legislation passed by the Congress." It was the President's fourth denunciation in little more than 12 The transmission equipment, except that necc.vmry for use In the police station, will be Installed In the small transmitter house near Germans Get Authorization To Form 'State' Diplomats here laid that a«- corrlinr; to present plan*, only a 'luddcn change In Soviet poiky would fnrenUU a blunt demand straight to the Kremlin that th* RnMlftn commander in Germany be ordered to reopen normal (round transportation Hnt* i* Berlin. Whether the three western powers lay their case on the line In a joint protest or individual one* following a master pattern apparently lias not been determined. These de- pentant of the sills of playing loo i tails were understood to be the subr close to Western Imperialism wHh ( which the Comlnform charged him, raked Bulgaria with another, blast In hta counter-attaek.' A statement published in Borbt, the Belgrade Communist organ, rebuked Bulgaria for endorsing the "unprincipled lies'* of the Comlnform denunciation of Tito. Premier Oeorgl Dmitrov of UulgarU Is Tito's neigh- 1 hor and hl.s rival for Balkan leadership. Other Satellite! "lAjral" Prague—Communist leaders of other Russian satellite nations hastened to asuro Moscow of their Ject of London conferences between American Ambassador Lewi* W, Douglaa, French Ambassador rUr* Masjlgll, -and Sir 'William 8tr»T«r of the Brlliiili foreign office. According to the best Information now available,' the protest to Moocow would follow (hcse general Hues: 1. The Soviet foreign office would be asked to arrange the "Immediate" lifting of the transportation restitutions. 2. The three powers would make clear that they could not be responsible for the consequence* if loyalty. A purge of dissenters from " le orders were not given. the pure Communist line was pro- mined In the Soviet ono of Germany. Chechoslovakia flatly approved the Comlnform charges ngaimt Tito, and denounced his reply as "hostile to the Soviet Union." Hungray called for "Immunization" of Communism there against the errors Tito made, Finnish Communists fell in line. French Communist Lender Jacques Duclos accused Tilo as a tool of American imperialism. With the exception of Yugoslavia, the Russian bloc seemed FRANKFURT, July 1. (UP)—The 5o]td Western Powers today formally nu- Helsinki— The Fins voted In thorized fonnnllon of a separate German government for three Western zones, but kept most of the governing powers for themselves. The Unltcrl States, Britain and France, giving a mandate to 11 German statesmen to proceed wHb plans for the new unified Western German nntton, made plain that they will continue to control foreign relations, foreign trnde. allied funds, nnd to take any measures which the police radio tower Immediately I may affect the security of the oc- West of the Court House. An FM antenna will be mounted atop the 209-foot tower. tlon range of 75 miles and a sta- mile range. The . purchased hours of bills passed by the Con-1 "With the antenna at this height, gress. Mr. Groenler said, a statlon-to-sta- The "housing" measure which Mr. Truman blasted gives a secondary market to holders of GI mortgages and It benefits OI's In some measure. The measure means that holders of GI mortgages can sell up to 25 per cent of their holdings to the Reconstruction Corp. That, in turn, permits lending Institutions to have more money for other loans. The bill, however, did not Include any provision for public housing or slum clearance which both, Mr. Truman and Sen. Robert A. i radio by the Federal 'communlca- Taft, R., O., had asked. cupylng powers. Gen. Pierre Koenlg of France laid It on the line, for the German minister-presidents of the 11 Gorman states in the three Western 7Jrmes —„- -- -_ „ In a meeting held In what was once tlon-to-car range of about 50 miles j the war room of Gen. Dwlght D. should result. Cars will be able It) Eisenhowers supreme headquarters, contact one another within a 15- The big operations maps on the walls were screened. Gen. Lucius D. Clay, O. S. nillf- • governor for Germany, told the two-day general election of a new parliament, amid Indications that Communist strength In Finland was wanlng > | Moscow—Russia officially said nothing about either the German situation of the break with Yugoslavia. The newspapers printed only reaction from Eastern European countries favoring the comtiiform resolution attacking Tito's regime, But the attention of diplomats the 3. They would trace once again their long and fruitless efforts to get Soviet agreement on economic unification of Berlin and all Germany. 4. They would emphasize that revival of allied control machinery in Berlin Is vital to avert future dlffl- cutles In the city. Prepare Case .for TJN It Is considered almost certain here that such a protest would be rejected by the Soviets with th« statement that the transportation restrictions were Invoked for "technical reasons and repairs." Nevertheless, the protest would be an Important step to build up the Western case If the dispute winds up In the lap of the United Nations. One Informant said it was absolutely essential that the three powers show unmistakable resoluteness to remain In Berlin, and to continue supplying food by the mammoth air system now In operation. "Only when they (the Russians) understand that we really mean business will they let up on th« world over was focused on the j blockade," this source added Kremlin. Premier Josef Stalin was Marshall reflected this view yes- thc one man who apparently could lerday In a statement he drafted decide whether action might re- at Walter need Hospital where he place words in the cold war. Is completing a 10-day physical checkup. He Is expected to return to his desk this afternoon or tomorrow morning to give his first— hand attention to the Berlin crisis. early this year, will include a 250-1 - - , ., , - . watt transmitter and will- provide German leaders that drawing of !'.«' ~ I „„„. »*n>i*!lr,ll Er»n fnr \TTttftfifi* /-.« a stronger police communication! link that the AM equipment now In use. The FM equipment also provides static-free reception. A frequency of 37.1 megacycles has been assigned the police-county tions Commission. As for help to veterans' housing! The equipment cost will be bc- coopcraUves, Mr. Truman said the'tween $7,000 anil S8.000 and will be bill is "practically worthless." Last night he accused the Con- grees this morning, while Chicago! gress of being "reckless and irre- and Cincinnati recorded 53s and I sponsible" with national security as Detroit 65. BIythcville's maximum | he signed three bills to put up the borne by both the city and the county. yesterday was 92, which was among the highest for the nation. The Little Rock Weather Bureau predicted fair weather for tonight and Friday with but little change In temperature. Cotton Futures Traders Adopt Neutral Attitude NEW YORK, July 1. (UP)—Cot- toll futures see-sawed over narrow limits in quiet dealings today as money to finance various government agencies in the new fiscal year beginning today. The President, who had previously described the last Congress as the "second worst" in U. S. history, fired his new criticism In signing sciersl bills that the lawmafcets left behind. traders adopted a neutral attitude , Close steady pending the development of new incentives. , Mar. Covering operations credited to' May New Orleans interests and local July traders steadied prices in l»te deal- i Oct. Ings as July liquidation and hedge Dec. N. 0. Cotton N Y COTTON— NEW YORK, July 1. (UP) — selling tapered off. open high low close 3210 3224' 3206 3224 3200 "Mfi 3191 3526 3538 3516 3537 3254 3263 3245 3263 3227 J239 3272 3239 New York Stocks Final stock report: A T and T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper . . Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Klcctric Oeu Motors . ....... Montgomery Ward . N Y Central Int Harvester , .... North Am Aviation 155 1-4 57 3-3 3*'T-3 » 1-2 64 3-3 167 1-2 41 1-1 63 1-2 »9 1-2 16 5-8 . 33 1 4 11 3-4 constitution for Western Germany must begin by September 1. And it must protect the rights both of the stales and of Individuals he emphasized. Koenlg also said that a Bill of Mights for Germans In the new state would be approved by the occupying powers. The allied commanders retain their rights to approve all laws and regulations. Koenlg made plain. Clay said the new constitution should be "best adapted to reestablish Germany, which is at present disrupted." The constitution would be effective when ratified by eight of th» 11 states in the new unified Western Germany, he said. | Pinball Machines Banned By Hew York City Low NEW YORK. July 1. (UPl—Pill- ball machines and other gaming devices were banned thtoughout tlvj city today In a new law signed by Mayor William O'Dwyer. The mayor characterized the machines as breeding places for crUuii and rackrlzsring and sources oi corruption of youth. In answer to protests by a group of amusement device operators that the law would wipe out their In- ve.slments. thc mayor arranged lor meetings between them and thi Department of Licenses to determine which machines can be con- Republic Steel ............ 303-8 13 5-1 21 1-8 27 1-a Standard of N J ........... 8S 3-4 Texas Corp ............... J3 Radio Socony Vacuum Studcbaker I Six>U tlOM K.U down a*. Packard IU » Steal 4 7-8 Priests, Huns, Face Ban On Public School Work BISMARCK, N. D., July 1. (UP) — Catholic nuns and priests have been prohibited from teaching In public schools, nearly complete returns tor North Dakota's primary election showed today. Voters approved, a measure to prohibit the wearing of religious garb in public schools. The measure would bar nuns and priests from teaching in some rural schools. From 1,84« precincts, the vot« In favor of the measure was 86,370, to verted to gambling. prevent their use for Weather Arkansas forecast: Fair tonight and Friday. Not much change In temperature. Minimum this morning—61. Maximum yesterday—93. Sunset today—7:17. Sunrise tomorrow—4:51. Precipitation, 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—25.61. Mean temperature (midway between high *nd low)—76.5. Normal mean for May—70.2. Thta Date tut Y<-w Minimum this morning—70. Maximum yesterdny—95. Precipitation, Jan. M-JJ. to this date Moid of Cotton To Be Selected At Hayti Monday HAYTt, Mo.. July I-A Southeast Missouri candidate for the 1959 Maid of Cotton contest will be selected at ihe Hayti Lions Club celebration Monday, in a special obt servancc ot Independence Day. Miss Hilma Scay, 1M7 Maid of Cotton and first maid to travel aboard for the cotton industry will serve as chairman of Judges, Ronnie P. Greenwell, contest chairmafi announced this week. Clark Por>- eous, Memphis Press-Scimitar staff writer, and Paul M. Jones, National Cotton Council sales promotion ' manager will serve with Miss Se»y as Judges. Should the girl who Is named • winner of the contest at Hayti tw chosen the 1948 Maid of Cotton she will follow a course similar to Miss Scay's fashion and good*ill tour to Paris, and 30 cities in the United Stales. Entrants have registered front Sikcston, Caruthersville, Kennet*. East Prairie, Porlageville, and Hayrt stid it is expected that other 3puth- east Missouri towns if ill register their entries before contest date. The celebration will also fe»tur» * barbecue, games, contests, exhibits, and free entertainment bt Slim BhodM Hid Us ilourtUineen.

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