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BLYIHEVILEE^CmMER NEWS THB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHJUST ARKANSAS AND SOUTH*AST MISSOURI VOL. Xr.1V—NO. 85 Blylheville Courier Blytheville Dally Kewi Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHKVn.LE. AHKANSAS, FRIDAY, JULY X, 1948 FOURTEEN PAGEg SINGLK COPIES FIVB CENTS Berlin Situation Growing Worse, Diplomats Fear U.S., British, French .Consider Draft of * Curt Nott to Soviets LONDON, July 2. (U.P.)- Tlie Berlin situation has "worsened" to such a degree that United States, British and French diplomats here will remain in almost "con tinuous consultation" day and night, a foreign office spokes man said today. The cold war between Rus sia and the Western power; lias become even more seriou since Russia's walkout Iron the four-ixwer Berlin kom mandatura yesterday, the spokesman said. The foreign office spokeanan confirmed that a strong joint note o( protest against the Soviet starvation blockade of the German capital was being considered, but •aid It was "only one of various possibilities under consideration. ^Sarller it was learned that the <««e western nations are attempt- Ing to draft a note which will be tough, but will not commit the allies to a course which they admittedly could not back up with force. Taking leading parts in the con. filiations here were U. S. Ambas- I sador Lewis Douglas, who has can- ' celled all but essential engage- I State's Expenses Exceed Income For Fiscal Year LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July J. ;UP)—Despite record high collec- ions the SUit« ol Arkansas spent nore than it look ill during the recently-ended fiscal year, slate Treasurer J. Vance Clayton said toduy. Clayton said disbursements dur- ng the 12-month period totaled $104,471,000 — or nearly 13,000,09} more than the »101/?77.000 collected from all sources. Clayton added that collections during the year were $16,000,000 more than total income during the year 1946-47. Disbursements were $20,000,000 above those of the previous year. The state ended the fiscal year with a cash balance in all funds totaling M3.SS8,coo-Kir slightly less than the »46.3W,000 OH hand at the beginning of the year. Soviet Blockade Idea Backfires Russians in Berlin Feel Pinch More Than The Western Powers By Walter Kundle (United Press SUff Correspondent) BERLIN, July 2. —(UP)—Russia's starvation blockade of Berlin became a two-edged sword today with the Soviets feeling Its effects more than the western powers against whom it was directed. The combined air might of the United States and Britain raised CommunityClinic For Blylheville WinsC.ofC.Okay Efforts Ar« Rtnewed To Get Airline Stop By St. Louis Concern The Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce yesterday voted to sponsor Community Development Clinics here In connection with the "Build Your Home Town" program being conducted throughout the state by the Arkansas Economic Council-State Chamber of Commerce and the Arkansas Resources and Development Commission. The clinks voted by the directors at their monthly meeting in city Hall are designed to unearth the opinions of a cross-section of the city's residents on whnt they fee Blytheville needs and should have M'orth I>. Holder, manager of tlie Chamber of Commerce, yes- ierday contacted J. F. Tuohey of Tine Bluff, co-ordlnator of the community development program, in reeard to the clinics here and was told that they could be set up in about four weeks. In other action, the board void to seek airlines service here by Park Air Service of St. Louis. The nctio wns taken after Chicago and South : orrest City Girl Wins Miss Arkansas Title for 1948 at Contest in Newport ern Airlines offices told the boar longer was seeking t engage- I the greatest peacetime air oper- ments in order to devote his full ation of history to a level such that more than th time to the crisis. French Ambassador Rene Masslgll and British Foreign Under-Secretary Ham Strang. These men constituted a sort of j "clearing house" for the views of their respective governments as to •what steps should be taken. Beth rxmclis am\ Stram; had el ear mandates from their governments for taking: a firm position that the Western allies will continue to occupy their sector* of Berlin com* what may. if history to a level such that* t-as being flown in each day I he 2,500,000 persons in the ] Sir Wil- j Western sectors of the German cap- that it route a night between St. Lou and Memphis with Blytheville a stopping point. C. ft S. withdrew Us proposal fo this route after the Civil Aeronai tics Board approved an applicatlo by Parks for feeder line servlc along the same route, Mr. Holder explained. The state-wide program for development of Arkansas' towns and Eisenhower Boom Grows But Democratic Leaders Deny "Cause for Concern" * Resentment Against President Is Voiced in State Conventions ital consume. Simultaneously; signs appeared that the blockade weapon had turned back upon the Russians, I improvement, these clinics are causing them shortages ot Hour, planned to cities is aimed at achievement of the plan on a community level. The basis for future projects for city Mls« Van Louis Mcl>anl«l Courier New* tfhot t "PU.TIK fees of the strong stand made by j-in France has been worried lontln about possible conseqi: for penicillin, insulin and streptomycin. The apparent Soviet shortages; revealed by Indirect efforts of Russia to barter with tlie Western powers, gave weight to persistent reports I that the Soviet authorities soon will ease or end the surface blockade. In near perfect weather, Amerl&the Western powers .gainst Russia ! * a '\,*," d .!L riUsh tra » s P° rt l>|'»>«*"'-' Germany, and it was believed i mosftl5 American C-Ws shuttled Massigll was emphasialng-at I c ° n ^uou s ly from the Western zones pthe direetton of his government.-1 ° f ° e ™ riny ovnr the s °5'" !t Zone fd for great caution. ... I ""Jr." 11 "' • . • ,. hurjr,iedly-sum^il& : mj V TOey^ were accomplishing a feat Lxm'rerEnfe with French "and'' * nl £> 1 lren h j* h u - S: 01 fleers had ...JvlUsh officials at the American) doubted could be accomplished. I'S'embassy In Grosvenor Square—the . Ttle ? wcrc Bringing in supplies fast- P "Eisenhower-platz" of the days. er than the Western sector of ,'wheii the armed invasion of Eu- i tne "^ uscd them U P- 'rope was being planned— Douglass ! was the first caller at the foreign i ' 'office today. An American spokesman suid that Jul >' 15 . tlle air armadas would I have flown in sufficient food to ' maintain the ration In the western ' sectors for the entire month. That ; would be addition to food stocks for one month already on hand here. .Thus by the middle of this month there will be enough food to assure ( !U1C( , by p arkS] Mr Holder said. He talked with Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin. who Wednesday warned the House of Commons that Britain was determined to maintain Its hold In Berlin, but that there were grave dangers involved. On that same day, U. S Secretary of State George C. Marshall also ex- : p pressed the determination of his country not to be driven from the German capital. Britain's welt Informed weekly Journals, most of which were published today, Joined in urging a strong stand against the Russians in the Berlin crisis. Sources with a knowledge of ^ICiergency conferences here in the Wit 48 hours and of an exchange of views among the United States, Great Britain and France said the : major problem was one primarily 1 'evel and drop their of drafting. ' i designated points. None of the three powers appar- British authorities even were con- | • sidering vise of the stadium where, the 193S Olympic games were held as a great catchers' mitt for such drops. Gen. Lucius D. Clay, U. S. roill- [ tary governor, who two weeks ago I said that he believed air lifts could supply Western Berlin with food only for a short eemrgcncy, was understood to be surprised and delighted that the eff rt had gone beyond filling Immediate needs. He planned to keep the shuttle service going Immediately. give the rank and file of the citizenry a voice in development of its community. Opinions received during Ihe clinics are combined into one report and analyzed to find a community's needs according to what its residents think. The final report is turned over to ihe local Chamber of Commerce by the Community Development Committee, a part of the iirosram, and the chamber assigns the projects to be undertaken to appropriate Miinditlf committees. Approximately 30 Arkansas communities have held these clinics or are planning to -hold them. The chamber's directors planned yesterday to ask Parks Air Service to apply for CAB approval of a stop here. At least two stops along the St. Louis-Memphis route are required before the airlines may begin operations. Jonesboro's airport has been designated as acceptable to Parks as a stopping point. Blytheville's Municipal Airport has facilities necessary for accept- NEWPORT, Ark., July S. —(UP) —A 19-year-old blonde from Forrest City is the proudest girl in the state today. The young lady—Miss Van Louis McDanlel—is now sporting the title of Miss Arkansas of 1848. She was chosen here last night and crowned by Gov. Hen Laney. The blue eyed Inssle barely edged out Miss Mnry Lou Pulllam of Brlnkley, the second place winner. Other place winners included Miss Marcclla Batcbclor of Malvern, third; Miss Betty Puckctt of Little Rock, fourth; and Miss Patsy Mable of Helena, fifth. Following her selection Miss Arkansas murmured "I Just cal ize I've won. I Just shook ani and now I don't believe I'll scared again." s Tito to Be Ousted Quarrel With Stalin To Bring Removal, Observers Predict By Vincent Hurke United Press Htaff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, July 2. (UP)— lome diplomatic" officials Iwnove drive -Kllss major '.'•^i^.V McDahlel Is a drnnmti' it Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida. She wants to take up stage career. Blytheville was represented In tl contest by Miss Jo Ann Shank daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J Shanks, 112 Davis. She wns sclectc in a city-wide competition spoi sored by the Hlylhevlllc Junl Chamberof Commerce. Seven members of the Dlythcvjlle Jr.ycee organization attended the pageant here nnd tlie convention of the East Arkansas Young Business Men. At an annual business session, the Eastern Arkansas Young Men's Association—the sponsoring organization—voted to hold the next pageant In greater Little Rock. Tlie members ihaslzcd that the event will be ~-ned to Eastern Arkansas alter -year-stay, in Little'Rock, .jj.—yor-Jack Cox of Brlnkley was elected president' of trie organization, suceedlng Noble Miller of Lonoke.- . approach to Elsenhower. He Marshal Tito's days as Yugoslavia's | said President Tnmian had no part Communist dictator ore numbered.! In any such uiovu or any knowlC'M They have been closely walclilngj of It.'rubllcity Director Jack licil- lie Communist family mmrrel In ding of tlie Democrat!' Snstcrn Europe from the lime tlie Kremlin-sponsored Commfoim ue- lounced Tito and Tito blasted biu-k. in tho light.of recent developments, they believe the odds arc utncked against him. They me inclined to believe: | 1. "Hint things hiwe Konc too fnr now for the Kremlin and Tllo to resolve their differences and "kiss and make up." 2. That (he Kremlin, with steady pressure or a sudden coup of some sort, eventually will oust Tito from control of Yugoslavia. They believe It highly unlikely that any one member of the Communist bloc cnn stand up and defy Soviet liussla and the rest of Its satellites Indefinitely. These officials will not even guess at a tlmc-tablc for Tito's defeat. They believe It may take weeks or months before the final act or the drama is played. Albania Weaken* They regard the apparent desertion of little Altmnla to the Kremlin's side as a sign that Tito already Is losing his grip In South- By Joseph NoUn United rrw» Staff Correspondent A DemocrHlic Dvaft-Kiscnhowcr-for-Preaident gathered new momentum todny. At the smne time, it was reported reliably that representatives of the Truimin-for-Presidenl wing of the Democratic 1'nrty were trying to smoke out a new statement cf imliliiml position from Ccn.'Dwight D. Eisenliower. White House Secretary 'Chariest———— _ O, Itoss said ho know nothing about | east Kurope.. Albania since the war has Iwcn a sort of Yugoslav satellite. It Is one of tin; two countries which Tilo suggested should join Yugoslavia In a Slav federation. • Derllners the present ration until IHay Transport Furl I And still the air effort was building up. I U. S. and British bombers slml- i lar to those which bombed Berlin : to rubble soon may join the trans- ', port planes. One experimental bomber flight already had been made. The bombers, It was said, will be loaded with coal and other non- j breakable supple*. Instead of land! ing they will fly in at a tree-top cargoes at ently wants to leave any doubt in the Russian mind that the Western allies Intend to stay in Berlin. But they also want to avoid an ultimatum which their military position could not support. Former Detecrive, Blytheville Native Joins Police Force Three other fields along the route were ruled unacceptable by Parks however, and this has been a factor in delaying action. These fields are located at Cape Girardeau nnd Poplar Bluff in Missouri and Cairo 111, he said. However, if Parks decides against using this route because of only two acceptable fields, the Chamber of Commerce may ask for a C & S stop here through the CAB Mr Holder said. Tlie CAB could order C <fc S to designate Blytheville as a stoppoing . point on a St. Louis-Memphis route if the feeder-line service were not avaiablc, he said. 235 May Die In 4th of July Auto Wrecks Parking Meters Collect ! Mount a in of Nickels; | And 8,850 Pennies Arthur Fields, native of Blytheville and veteran law enforcement of.icer, yesterday began his rtntics as a member of the police force here. Mr. Fields has been a law en- ] cit , C | crk w . T Mal | n said today forccment officer for approximately thal 8 850 pennies were deposited 16 years. Before coining to Blythe- ] jn piu . king me ters here from the ville, he wns a member of the Mo- : tlmc , hev wm , officially put In bile. Aln.. city detective force i>r about eight years. He also served eight years with the Military Police, entering the Army in 1!)27. Saturday until Wednesday morning when tlie coins were removed for the first time. Added to this $68.50 in pennies will be a small mountain of nickels Mr. Fields. 40. was born and j trikcn from thc mct crs at the same reared in Blytheville. Man led. he |tlm( , b . Llt uncounted as yet. A total of $10.40 in dimes also was and Mrs- Fields reside on (be Max- f « »;ell farm on the Air Base road. ] follml in th e piles of coins, he said. Kis parents, Mr. and Mrs. George i Thc dimes werc p , ac ed in meters Melds, reside at Lone Oak. I bv mo t or | s t s who apparently thou- Mayor E. R. Jackson sain trm Mr.< ght the CC)tn wo ,, m net tlwm two ' hours parking time. : However, city officials, pointed out, the dimes usually slip through the meter mechanism. It they register at all, only one hour's time is obtained. Two nickels, 10 pennies Safety Fields lins an "excellent record 1 as a law enforcement officer. The new policeman was added to the force because of lx>th the vacancy created when Elbert Alley : bccam'e parking meter mauitalnancc i CHICAGO. July 2. OJPl-Movc than 30.000,000 automobiles wil crowd the nation's highways during the Fourth of July weekend and 235 persons will die in traffic accidents, the National Council predicted today n, 1 " 1 " 1 ,.,'' 8 "™ docs " ot include those killed by fireworks, drowning anci other holiday mishaps. During (he recent threc-iiav memorial day weekend, 212 person.' were killed In traffic accidents. In addition, 93 drowned and 148 died in miscellaneous accidents Tlie death 'toll could be' cut the council said, if motorists and vacationers would observe the following nilfs: 1. Don't speed. Be patient and courteous in heavy traffic 2. Don't drink if you drive 3. Don't permit children to have fireworks. Attend public displays Instead. 4 Don't overdo In exercise, eating, or exposure to sun. 5. Don't swim alone, know the depth of the water, wait an hour after eating, and don't show off in the water or In boats. Ruling on Lewis' WagePact Asked Steel Firms Seek Removal of Union Shop Requirement WASHINGTON, July 2. (Up) — U.S. Steel Corp, and nine big competitor;; today filed unfair labor charges npainst, John I>. Lewis ami the United Mine Workers for insisting on a union shop In the 1933 con! u - ;ise contract. Thc charges were filed with Robert N. Dcnhnm. general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board. They arc the first step in the Taf*- Hartlcy Act, procedure toward nn injunction requiring Lewis and the union to withdraw the demand. Informed sources said such an njiinction, if issued, probably would be broad enough to require the miners to work in the steel companies' captive mines pending determination of the charges. Tha chnrgcs were filed by John C. Gall in behalf of all of the nation's steol companies under contract tvilh Lewi. 1 ?. Coercion Charged They alleged that Lewis and the union are attempting to coetre thorn into signing an illegal contract. They said the proposed agreement would require them to discriminate against, employes because of membership or n on-membership n a labor organization in violation Premium is Paid For School Bonds Blytheville District Sells $317,000 Issue To Little Rock Firm T. J. Huncy nnd Sons of Little Rock yesterday agreed to pay the Hlytheville Spccinl School District a 59,731.00 premium on a $317,000 bond Issue which will retire existing Indebtedness of the district nnd provide funds for a school Improvement program. A sealed bid received by the school board, meeting In the office of Superintendent w. B. Nicholson, confirmed an Informal oral bid submitted at n conference of school directors and bond firms May 17. The Rancy firm wns the only firm to submit a scaled bid. Mr. Rancy gave the board a check in May to guarantee the oral bid made then. The premium brought the purchase of the bonds, offered by the district in two blficUs, to S32G/I31.9D. Max B. Reid, president of the But Albanian Communists an- Hwerpri by denouncing Tltp (or "open treason." Tito moved, swiftly In an attempt to push Albania back Into line. Tho Belgrade radio- reported that Yugoslavia had protested to the Albanian government ' against "hostile" acts. It accused Albania of permitting "orgtlni7.cd Incidents" which amounted to "Insults" to the Yugoslav people. It charged that a Yugoslav bookshop In Albania's capitiil was ordered closed yesterday; that sale . of the Yugoslav Communist ncws- | paper was banned; nnd thnt Ilia Albanian government had ordered Tito's picture removed from public bullcUngs. National Committee llkcwl.se said tho report nl lui approach to C\cn. Ike was news to him, Lnlrst development!) In the draft- Klseiihower drive came from Clcor- I gin, New York nnd Illinois. Thr Georgia Mate Democratic 1 Cunvcntltm nvi-rwlirhnlndy »f lirovcd 14 rrciOluUon calling for Mr. Trnmitn to withdraw and asklnc KLsrnhnwer to "consent" to liom- Jmitlon lo IIIMJ! Die Democratic tlrkrt. Mr. Trimuin lahl yrsUrday he Is lu tlie race tu slay. A stop-Tiumnn, draft-Elsenhower movement developed In the New York State Democratic organization. .Jeremiah T. Mnhoncy, New York Stale Democratic committeeman nnd a dclogivtc to tlie Dcmoorn- tlc convention, spcnrheaclcd a move to block Mr. Truman's nomination- Ho said In a letter to the Democratic state chairman ho Is convinced that Mr. Trnuinn could not bo elected and whooped It up foi; Elsenhower. Chicago Democratic leader Jacob Nf. Aivey said n draft-Elsenhower meeting would be held In Philadelphia before the DeinucrnLlc convention opens there July 12 In Virginia, ttie sUte Democrn- Ic convi'utlon opened on a strong antl-Trutimn note.' The Virginia Democrats will name n slate lelegatcs to go to the phllndclphln convention unlnstructed—except to fight Mr. Truman. Appeal Sent to Stalin LONDON, July 2. (Ul')—Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia, excommunicated froni the Conlnforrn. appealed directly to the hcnd man— Premier Josef Stalin—today for a complete reversal of the Comln- forrn's denunciation. The appeal was made by more than 15,000 members of the Yiifjo- Southern Revolt Cure is Proposed Answer is Eisenhower And Weak Plank on Hot Civil Rights Issue WASHINGTON. July 2. (UP)—A Southern senator predicted today tic Democrats' "Southern revolt" could be quieted completely with Don. Dwlglil D. Eisenhower as the ircsldentliil candidate and adoption ot tho 1944 civil rights plank. . Sen. John J. Bpnrkmnn, D., Ala., sntd ho thinks most Southerner* would be "willing to take (he 1041 plnnk, with a states rights plani coupled with H." Sparkmnn, a former administration wlicclhorsc who denounced President Truman for his civil rights proposals and endorsed Eisenhower, sntcl 1m hopes the 1944 platform committee will adopt til* 1D44 civil nulils plank. That plank wr«s a brief general statement on civil rights. The South accepted It without the stormy pro- tosU tlmt accompanied Mr. Truman's program for antl-lynchlng, anti-poll tax and antt-dlscrlmlna- tlon legislation. A preliminary drafting committee, which goes to work at Philadel- Meanwhile. CallfornlA delegates to the Democratic conclnvc were w/\rtied .by tho cl elf 1 R niton's pro- mau - bloc tlmt fnEhiro to stick to their pledged support of Mr, Truman is "ninlfciifinnco of office/* Idibur Vote Woocrt The democratic national committee, wooing the labor vote, meanwhile Invited four top-ranking union lender. 1 ! to address the Philadelphia convention. Invitations have been sent to William Orccn antt Philip Murray, presidents of [.he APIi nntl CIO respectively; Dan Tobln, head ol tlie AFEj Teamsters 1 Union, the nation's Inmost; and A. P, "WhUmcy, president of the Ilrotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Green and Tobln called Rt the White Hon.se within the pnsl week. Hut both were coy about whether they Intend to support President Tinman In November. Tobln, a rtel- cfcatc to the Democratic c< tlon In 1010 and 1914, refused this year, Tlie speaking InvHnUons were mutely 4.CCO ncros. Police Chief Charles W. Short s ald. Chief Short also s atd today thnt Policeman Arthur Book has been named * desk sergeant to succeed Mr. Alley. officer and the increased area. or a - nlckc , and flve p cnn ie s 'are re- requlriiig police protection following ; OH , rcd for two hOTrs . parking tlmc . annexation to tlie city of approx- j Medical Technologist Plans B/ythevif/e Office Miss Dorothy Murphy, who has been working at Walls Hospital as a medical technologist since her graduation from the A.F. Hawkins Medical School of Technology In Memphis in 19<4, will open her own laboratory in the New Tom Little Building at 106 South Fifth, Monday. , Miss Murphy has also worked as a medical technician for Dr. M. Skallw of Blylheville. Bonk Call Issued WASHINGTON, July 2. (UP) — The comptroller of currency today Issued a call for a report on the condition of all banks as ol June 30. Weather Arkansas forecast: Arkansas-Fair, warmer north and central portions tonight. Saturday partly cloudy, scattered thundershowers In Southwest portion. Minimum this morning—69. Maximum yesterday—85. Sunset today—7:17 Sunrise tomorrow--4:5l. Precipitation, 24 hours to 7 a. today—none. Total since Jan.l—25.61. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—72.5 Normal mean for May—70.3. of the Taft-Hartlcy Act. The c.Tptive mine operators pro- lure 63.0SO.OCO tons of high-grade coking coal annually. A strike would cut off their supply and, government officials said, force a sharw curtailment of sleclmaklng in a week or 10 days. t The decision lo fight Lewis was said to have come after the collapse of conferences in New York between Lewis and Harry M. Moses, chief negotiator of U. S. Steel and nine big competitors. Moses refused last Friday lo sign the new wage agreement with Lewis of the union shop provision. H said he would go along only if slnv People's Front in a telegram to regarded ns n Democratic bid for Stnlln on behalf of their leader i the support of Labor's mnltl-mil- and the Communist Party in Yugoslavia. The official Tiinjug News Agency reported the latest move In tho struggle within the ranks of Euro- pctm Communists. Dividend Checks Mailed By Sayings Association Dividend cheeks totaling $2951.37 i wcrc mailed to 155 Investment nntl °" 1 ft savings accounts holders by the "'"'" ' , , - —-. Ulythcvllle Federal Savings and school board, said after the bond | Loan Association yesterday rcp- snle yesterday thnl a check for the t i .scntlng a dividend of Ihrec per purchase price will be deposited to the district's account next week. Tlie Rancy firm's bid on the Issue wns 1.0307, which means thai the school district will receive between $1.03 and $1.04 for every dollar In the bond Issue. Old Debt is Refinanced The first block of bonds total 592,000 and will be uscd by the district to retire ILs present Indebtcd- nebs. These bonds will bear two and one-half per cent Interest, the same as the issue being refinanced. The remaining Issue of $225.004 In school bonds will bear three and one-fourth per cent interest and be uscd to finance an improvement program In the city school system. Mr. Held said, however, that the first expenditure of this money cent per nnmim. The mid-yen r dividend was more than double the dividend paid Jan. 1. 1SM8, which was $1355^8. W. J. Pollard, secretary, said. Total ns- sots of the organisation have climbed from $75.100 on July I, 19-17, to $268,246.82 on July 1, 1918, hc added. The association, which Is a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank System and the Federal Savings and Loan insurance 1 Corporation, now has 52.rt.3Fl9.87 In first mortgage loans on Ulythcvtlle reslden- ttal property, most of v;hlcli are direct-reduction, monthly payment, six per cent loans, Mr. " " stated, Thc total amount now Invested Hot]-dollat 1 political war chest nnd its warri-and-prcclnct organisations to "pet out the vole."-*" Intent on repealing the TafL- Hnrlley law and defeating Its Congressional supporters, labor unions arc campaigning as never before. The ALF LhroiiKh its new educational and political IcnRiio hopes to Influence s oinc 30,000,000 votes. The CIO Political Action Committee has .set ItM-lf a «oal of getting vote of fiO.000,000—12,00.000 more than In 1911. Dcwcy ri:ins Vacation Tn other political developments: Truman—President TnimmVs advisers on capitol 11111 refused to take seriously his statement tibout Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt as ft phlA next week on the 1948, platform Includes two "deep 'feouth*' members—Sen. blyde^/R. Ho^y^.r^y^Nr.O,,. anff"fofmer Oov. "Chauhc*y" ^«)ui of Alabama. • " r While neither endorses the ol the President's Civil Rlghtsj mission, Hoey and ilgured actively belUon" by LefiistTStrike In Italy Against Anti-Red Reign HOME, July 2. (UP)—Prom tht Alps lo Sicily, tin estimated 3,000,000 Itnllnu workers left their jobs nt noon todny In n hnlt-riny strlk* directed ngntnst the anti-Communist government of Premier Alctd« DC Gnspcrl. There 7- ! ns no violence In the ilrst hours of tlie wulkout, which wn* led by industrial workers who closed every plnnt nnd fnctory, but spe- cEi\I police squads were alerted In all the Inrse cities of the nation tor posalble trouble tonight, when political riUlics were plnnncd. Thousands of store employes, local transportation union workers, and other Inbor groups went out In sympathy with th(; industrial workers in the first of n series of leftist - directed demonstrations ngiiliut tlie government. The Inbor agitation is designed to halt firings for economic reasons, stop plant shutdowns, and win general wage increases and doubled family allowances. A similar nationwide work stop- P-itie for half a day will occur July must await completion and approval of plans by the school board. Present plans include construction of a new high school for Negroes and a six-room annex at Langc School. This expansion was I . planned to relieve overcrowding In I al on an election among UM\V botn buildings members under the Taft-Hnrtlcv Funtls remaining after this con' avr - ! structlon will be used for general But Lewis cannot qualify for the i repairs and improvement in other In Insured accounts by residents of Blytheville nnd Mississippi County Is $255.370.88. he said. New York Stocks the union shop wns made concliUon- poU because of his refusal to sign n on-Com mums I affidavits. New York Cotton NEW YORK, July 2. (OP)— Close very steady. open high low- Mar 3212 3218 3201 3214 Mny 319fi 3203 -3185 32M July 3528 3534 3505 3524 Oct 3256 3259 3:35 3240 Dec'. 3228 3233 Spots clos« 33.35 down 31. grade schools In the district. Prices to Soar Again, U.S. Official Predicts Final stork report: A 'T and T Amcr Tobacco , Anaconda Copper . . Ficlh Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors Moju-.,omerv w.ird . N V Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation . vice presidential candidate. They 16. when chemical workers will lead feel tliat even If slie were willing the agitation. Tho nation's electric to run (and she Kays she Isn'tl. htr power workers will go out from 9 staunch support of civil rights would hurt the party In the South where It already Is vulnerable. Tlic.se congressional advisers are understood to be urging the President to pick a running male %vl\o will be acceptable to the South nnd who can swing large blocs of votes In tlie big Eastern Industrial cities. , Dcwcy—Oov. Thomas E. Dcwcy PolTa'rd ' tncMcd a mountain ot paper wovlt ' that had ptlrd up during his absence from the New York str.le capito! Hut hc was looking forward to n vacation next week and then (o a scries of talks with GOP lenders. The Republican presidential .nominee plans to go to his Pawling, Mayor E. R. Jackson today nn- N. Y . farm tomorrow nnd spend I nc ,i lnc ed that B special City Council the belter part of next week rest- ! mcct i n g w in be held nt 8 p.m. Tues- ln R up from a steady round of, []ay in clty Hall [o cons | de r a repost-convention conferences. quest by the American Telephone Warren—Oov. Karl Warren of nr|rt T C k. grnpn Co., which Is seeking 57 5-8 California, Dewey's running mate, pcrmiss i on to )av an , m() erground 38 3-;! I saM hc wl " °' wn hls vlce '' rcs '"' cable through Blytheville. 30, ,_ 2 deuttal campaigning in Scptem-1 The cable to run through Blythe- 64 5-8 bcr - Hc P' ans " " " " "" 155 3-$ a.m. to 11 a.m. July 1, although essential public services will be kept running. On July 8, the stcelwork- crs will lead the walkout, and on July 9, the glass, ceramic-s and hemp workers of Italy will lead the )*st of the scries of strikes. Today's walkout was felt first in Milan, where nearly 500,000 workers left their jobs and crowded the sun-bathed streets and public sciuarcs. Special Council Session Called for 8 p.m. Tuesday •41 3-8 ! " 4 IB 1 2 in Septcm- . "constructive, nc- live, mobile campaign." Though hc expressed confidence In the cliau- MS of the Dcwcy-Warren ticket in November, he sa(d Republicans ville Is part of the co-axlacable running from St. Louis to Memphis and Is being laid to improve long distance service In Eastern Arkansas. The cable Is constructed for 33 il'l mlist not •"Cg.ird victory as In the jtrarismMon of telephone message* 11 7-8 | WASHINGTON, July 2. <UP> — •A high government official prc- Republic Steel 30 1- close dieted today that prices will soar I Radio . , 13 '!-3 to new records In the next few) Socony Vacuum 21 1-8 months. I FtiKlehaker 27 1- Hc said the latest report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Soybeans 3213 3228 clearly that the rise In prices Is I i Standard of N J Texas Corp. 80 3-1 63 3-'J 5 continuing steadily. U S Stocl CHICAGO, July 2. (UP)—Soybean quotations: ' open high low dote July 413a 412H 410 Nov. ...... 336a 33S 333 but could be used In the future for television network transmission. Blylhevtlle Is scheduled to be the location of a main repeater station which eventually may be used for television. The cabje, which will run along . . 411 'Highway 61, also will PAS* through 3J5a | Osceola and

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