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BLYTHEVILEE COURIER NEWS THl DOMIVA>fT WVWKXiADVD rtm *js-kK>T«i M. .w. ._ ' ' * ^-*' VOL. XLIV—NO. 90 Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Daily New* Mississippi V.liey Lt»dfr Blythevllle Herald NORTHKAgT ARICAIWA. AND «C*m«A8T MUMOUM Transport Plane Crash on Berlin 'Run' Fatal for 3 Russian Blockade , Runners Meet With 1 "Cold War" Accident By Walter Bundle United Press Staff Correspondent BERLIN, July 9. |U.P.)—A U. S transport In the Berlin supply run crashed aiid burned Northeast of Frankfurt early today, killing all three persons aboard in the first loss of American life In the campaign against the Russian blockade of Berlin. U. S. Air t\)rce headquarters in "Wiesbaden announced that the night-flying transport "disintegrated" and hurst into flames five miles North of Kocntgftein a few minutes after taking off from the Wiesbaden with a cargo of food for Berlin. Tlie pilot, co-pilot and a civilian employe of the. War Department were killed instantly. Their bodies were recovered and taken to thc 311th Station Hospital at Wiesbaden. Tlie identification of the victims was withheld, as usual, uiiti /in has been notified. Officers sale ' -at normally the two-engiuei . --Wt on the run carried only the i pilot and co-pilot, bin one "passeu- ^ger" of unspecified category was allowed for each flight. The crash was the fist mishap of consequence in the thousands of flights thc American British and French air forces have made to Berlin since the Russians scaled off the city by land in an effort to squeeze out the western powers It came at a crucial sta ge of'the East-West struggle over Berlin A protest by the governments of the three western powers afjainst the M" was awal "" g [or " Marshal Vassily D. Sokolovsky °. ,"" Iltar 5' governor who im- £^h t £!L bIock »' !c . *'« reported fc} the DENA news agency lo hav eft Berlin yeslerday for Moscow The agency, quoting the Northwesl German Radio, said official Sovie 1 quarters declined to deny the report. Observers confirm speculated- Sokolovsk was called home for an up-to-the- minute report to the Kremlin, pre- itUTiably i n connection witn Sovie government reaction to the proles - western powers and w j t n the " :5'?- isi W- on - thle -Berfoi Rheln-Maln airport outside Frank- furl and from Wiesbaden Russian ci isis. BJ,YTHEVIU,B, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JUI,Y 9, 1848 Jlythtville Bank* Report $73,243,351 on Deposit; Assets Total $14,114,931 Deposits in the two Blythevillc lanks at the close of business June 30. when a national bank call wus Issued by the federal comptroller of currency in Washington, amounted to tl3.243,351.3«, it was disclosed yesterday. Total asscls nnd liabilities for the O financial institutions was shown to be »14,114,931.3«, and loans and discounts amounted to }3,oao,1T3'ai. B. A. Lynch U president of the Farmers Bank and Trust Company and S. H. Williams is president of the First National Dank. 'Big Three' Rail Unions Ask Raise Plans for Demands Follow on Heels of Yesterday's Settlement By Grant Dlllman United Press Star/ Correspondent WASHINGTON. July 8. (UP) _ Three big railroad unioivs whose 18-month old wage dispute wa s se 1 ,- tled only yesterday announced today they are starting an immediate drive lor third-round pay Increases. President David B. Robertson said the settlement signed yesterday by his firemen and enginemen and two other brotherhood involved a second-round demand labor generally is In the round. while third took in oo n 79i tons of suppli[ , s in t , up to last midnight. . '" le . car <5° had been placed coal, which ,. , . • on the prioritj list in an effort to sustain some measure of industry in the West ern sectors of Berlin. The power plants in the western .sectors needed 7,00fl tons, of coa' day, despite the drastic cuts in the night. Cotton Council Director Calls On Mr. Truman y WASHINGTON. July 9. <UP>Burris Jackson, director of the Na ,ona cotton Council, said toda, that he does not foresee any s cotton for . .. -., severe in the world demand for at least four more years stem from the fact that production >s rising while both u s proailctlo » lion — J world ™^' trade program had been Industry' 0 acll!mla S e to the cotton ••The futur trio-?" 1 * ^ * Mm * < Jackson said his wife is 8"l« to the Democratic' a rtete- ^-jnl It *->vli;;uL me ^legation would support hi m Weather .Minimum this morniu~_7o Maximum ycsterday-02 ' Sunrise tomorrow—4-55 Precipitation. 2-1 hours to 7 'l»l:il since J.iil. I—2561 temperature rmidvvnv t^.-n high and low—81. Normal mean for July—81 5 This Date Lnjl Year Minimum this morning—so Maximum yesterday— to. Precipitation Jan. | | 0 this dale —15.08. be- "We're going to ask for the ance of our original proposal for a $3-a-day wage increase." Robertson tohi a reporter. He said the unions probably will not ask for further chances in operating rules now. The agreement reached at the White House yesterday gave the unions a w;.ge hike of $1.24 a day— 15-1 j2 cents an hour—and ruio changes which also mean more money. The daily wage increases will be retroactive to Nov. 1, 1947, f or tlie 125.0CO workers involved. Increases growing out of rules changes will be dated back to Jan. 1, IMg. Tlie settlement paved the way for the government to return the railroads to private ownership a s soon as possible. The Army has been running the roads since they were seized by President Truman on M.iy 10 to prevent a strike by the three unions. .The railroad industry has inclined to view the settlement as a victory.' It closely paralleled tlie earlier recommendations of a presidential board which bad been accepted hv HlBj operators and rejected by thi linions. Truman Enthusiastic President Truman, who enthusiastically hailed the settlement as a victory for collective bargaining said he will not wait until a negc°- tiatmg session to return the roads to their owners. He authorized White House Press Secretary Charles G. Ross to say that the transfer will be made as soon as Army Secretary Kenneth C. Royall can dra«- up the necessary papers. ROSA said thai should not take too Ion ST. The parties agreed lo accept the presidential fact-finding boarri's recommendations on 10 rules changes, agreed on two others and decided to negotiate further on four other rules. In case The unions nnd companied deadlock in the subsequent negotiations. the 1 / agreed that John K Steelrnan, special presidential assistant, will have the final word. Stcelman handled the negotiations. Probably the most important rule change was one giving yard con- rinctors and brnkemen a flat 15- ccnts a day wage differential It also agreed that the unions and companies would work out a rule which would require a freight engineer lo stand by no more than 15 minutes without pay in case his train for some reason can not leave on time. The companies likewise agreed ilot to lie-up trnir. crews at poinis where enting and sleeping facilities are not available. Up to now, cre'.vs could be made to stand by without pay for hours at out-of-the- way points. TWELVE PAGES Four Reported Slain, Another Takes Own Life OREGON. 111.. July 3. (UPI — Ogle County authorities said today that four persons were reported slain last night and a fifth committed suicide on a farm near Byron, III. Coroner Fred Homer of Oregon said he was on his wny to investigate the reported slayings. Deputy Sheriff Willard Burricht said thc report wns received from the Martin Nally farm near Byron. He said authorities had no particulars. New York Stocks California Democrats Get Sendoff SINGLE COPIES 1TV* CENTO Arabs and Jewish Forces Fight on 200-Mile Front Bcrnadotte Off on 11th Hour Mission To Set King Abdullah The California deletion to the. Democratic National convention got , huge sencloff wlien It left ' ™ *"" * ^ ^ ' """^ "—»° »~ saw the' Lewis and UMW In Court Again Government Experts Doubt Labor Leader Will Risk New Fine Bj- Charles U. Herrold (United Prtss Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, July 9. (UP)_ Qevermnenl labor experts predicted today John L. Low-Is will call off the "captive" coal mine strike if so ordered, rather than risk n j nothcr fine for contempt of court The mine chieftain win appear before Federal Jurtpe T. Alan Golds- borongh next Wednesday to show cause why 40.000 of his miners! should not he ordered back to work in steel company pits. The men have been out for four days In Nation's Soybean Growers to View Missco Fields, Tests at Ciorksdale George M. Slrayer, of Hudson, la., who is secretary of the American Soybean Association, was In Blythevllle ye.slcrdny after visiting in Memphis, Clarksdale and Wilson making plans for the annual National Convention of the Soybean Association lo be held September 13 14 and 15 In Memphis at the Pcaboriy Hotel. + For Ihe first line In its 28-yenr history the convention is being held In the South. Mr. Strnyer explained that only recently had soybeans become an Important crop of this vicinity. He pointed out that Mississippi County was second larRest soybean producing county in the nation last year. Campaign County. union shop dispute which the government claims will "seriously cur- tall" sleel production. Lewis III., was the largest. Tlie convention had been held as far South as St. Louis. This was In 1940. While Memphis has been designated as the convention city. Ark| ansns nnd Mississippi County will be In the limelight for the delegates since the soybean test plots the Clnrksdalc Cotton Branch FINAL STOCK RKPORT AT&T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper ., Beth Steel hr.vslrr ien Elrctnc ...... Gen Motors •lontgomerv Ward N Y Central nl Ihirvi^tt-r <orlh Am Aviation nepublic Slerl ladio Socony Vacuum ... tiidebakcr Standard of N J ... ~>xas Corp ttckard S Slecl at Experiment sub-station in Crltlen- den County are to be Inspected and a barbecue is planned in Wilson Asri Secretarr to Speak The present plans for the vcutlon call for the principal ress on Monday to be given Agriculture Ch'arli Railroads Win Rate Increase Passenger Fares Upped in East With ICC Approval WASHINGTON. July 9. -(UP1 — The Interstate Commerce Commission today granted GO Eastern rall- I roads an average increase 'df 17 per ' cent In passenger fares. * Under the order coach farts on a one-way bnsls can be Increased bj per., cent and basic sleeping and expected to challenge *.he constitntionallly of the Tnft- Hartley law's union shop restrictions—the nub of the dispute*. But if Judge Goldsboroufrh rules aeain-' Secretary of st him. government sources said. I P. Brannan. On the final dav of Lewis probably will give in. the convention delegates will have am ? Imt ll had " sk «l- Goldsborough is the Judge who a Iiclci tri P- visiting the Cotton 1", Thc order permits the rallronds has fined Lewis nnd his United !irnlldl St "«.i°ii under the Marian i!° increases into effect on Mine Workers a total of $2.130.000 "« Experiment station at darts- i £ """ n ° lic ?within the past two yenrs for ig- • dale. Ark., and the Lee Wilson snme rnllroari 3 were granted flOllt noring court orders. plantation in Wilson. The judge issued his "show cause" M thc clarkK dale station a study order against Lewis and the union , be made of tlle varieties ot late yesterday at the remiest of i f" S grcwn '" various Robert N. Denham. general coun- ! scl of the National Labor Relations Board. Denham accused Lewis and the mine workers of violating the .Tnft-Hartley law by insisting a union shop clause in their contract without the formnlity a rnnk-and file election. Companies Seek Show Down Most soft coal producers signed the contract, despite the union shop a 10 per cent Increase a year ngo. The commission found tVmt the Increased fares will "yield a snlj- Istnntlal Increase In revenue" needed By Walter Co)llni (Unlird Pr«« SUff Con-npoiLilrnO CAIRO, July 9.—<UI>>—Thc 1>«I- pstlne war flured up anew today In outburst* of violent (tabling all the 200-mile broken baltlc- when the United Nullo.i- truce expired. Tlio Anil) nnrt Jewish armies reported that they were locked hi blt- lor stniRslos which Uollcd np on battlefields extending all (lie way from the Haifa urea In the North to the On/a region in the South. Count Polko nernndoltc. (he UN mi'dhttor, flew on an urgent clcv- enlli hour mission from Rhodes to Amman to confer with King Abdullah. Hut there was no sign Unit ho had reversed his abandonment of hope that the lighting could be slopped. King Abdullah was appointed commander In chief ot nil Die Arab armies (tabtlng In Palestine, niul at once pooled the forces for an all- out offensive ngnlnsl the Jews, an Amman dispatch reported. The 28-day truce negotiated by Hernndottc rnn out at 2 n.m. EOT. The Arabs rejected urgent appeals by the mediator and the security council to proloiiR It, and the wnlt- l">; armies went Into action at the zero hour. Arnbi Shell Highways Tel Aviv dispatches snid the first Jewish communique Issued niter the truce expired reported thnt Eijyp- tlan Infantry Mipixirtcd by tanks launched attacks against the village of Jnlls, near Gaza. It snld the attackers suffered heavy losses. Arnb cannon shelled Jewish traffic along the Rchovolh-Gaza highway, while far lo the North Jewish traffic on the ';li\ln ol Jem-eel Sontheast of Halla wns attacked, Tel Aviv reporter. From the Amman headquarters ot Abdullah, the Arab "strong mnn," came word thnt Irnq! troops supported by heavy artillery and howitzer brought Hnlfa-Tol Aviv communications under fire nenr Natanya, bidding lo cut the vltnl highway along the const. Solidly entrenched cannon hi the Natanya area laid clown what was called one of the heaviest bom- -.'^.rc 1 tr •>!> U of I he war to soften up the Jewish positions, Ammnti .said ' Unit of Arab legionnaires took over the leadership of Syrian and Lebanese forces to open a dvlvo on Haifa from the North, Arab military quarters reportcd- II. S. Acting Only Thnmuh UN WASHINGTON, July 9. —(UP)— Secretary of State Oeorge C. Marshall said todny that the United Eisenhower Says 'No 1 to Democrats For a Third Time By Lyk c. Wll*on Unllwl Preu SUM Corr«*pond*nt PHILADELPHIA, July 9. (U.P.)-Genml Ike smashed tho iMsonhower-for.Prcsideiit boom for good and all today itiul jlciiiolislied the .sloi>-Trumaii movement within the Demo- agreement which comparative study will made of 104 hybrid varieties corn, and a demonstration of tlic mechanical cotton picker, and re- suits will be noted from some early cotton plantings. The Lee Wilson i Company publicity directors, Glen A. Grceii. for- . steel companies- have held out gainsl thc new would force all employes to join the union after they have worked a certain length of time Unless the strike Is halted. Den- j mer state publicity"dlTector 'lor *' cmbere of ">e various ham said, it will cause "immediate Arkansas, will conduct a tntir r,f ,,,„ 1 dcl »0"stration clubs in North substantial and irreparable injury Wilson estate. At noon a barbecue*' Mippl Cou ""' wlu * r ' " to the nation." wlll be givcn Rt ^" m » Decile, S[ale park , or thc , r The steel companies, whose coal mines are shut down, produce about 85 per cent of the nation's annual . Missco Club Women Plan Camp at Walcott ft'embers steel tonnage. They include U. S Steel. Bethlehem. Republic Inland Welrton, Wheeling. Jones & Laughlin. Youugstown, Armco and Crucible. These companies are willing to grant the Sl-a-day pay boost and the increase In welfare contributions which Lewis asked. But they refuse lo approve a union shop until Lewis obtains a labor board election showing that a majority of the miners favor this demand. Lewis can't ask the bonrd for an election because he has refused on principle, to file a non-communist affidavit which is a prerequisite Under the Taft-Hartley law, it is an unfair labor practice to de- mnnd a union shop without labor bonrd certification. Denham is authorized to ask tlle federal courts lo restrain unions from such demands and strikes in support of them pending a board hearing. home to Walcott annual rest noon a barbe refinery and the mn^rinl^anl j «™P .«"' ,- fc at Wilson are to be Included in the , , ,1 p '"" hcc " Panned for tour. - •"">' IS. 20, and 21 nnd more than ... B0 reservations have been promised Attend by tlle camp manager for the wo- Mr. Straycr said this would be' " lcn attending the camp, one of the largest soybean con- The women will leave Blythevllle ventions on record and they arc' »boue 6:45 the morning of thc Ifith settliig attendance at a minimum j "'"I should arrive In Walcott about of 600. He pointed out that allho- j 10:45, according to Miss Gertrude ugh research would be discussed I I! oud Ilollmnn, extension agent for the meeting wns conducted prlmnr- North Mississippi, who is directing ily for the growers, and while he P'nns for the camp. Mississippian Admits Robbery of Banker in Searcy; Got Only S55 SEARCY. Ark.. July 9. (UP) 21 -year-old Gulfport, Miss, man .-as held here today after confessing to L'.tlle Rock officers to the £55 armed robbery last Thursday of the president of a Searcy bank He v.a.s identified as W. D. Proc- tor - a medically-discharged veteran. was In this section of the country he was contacting county agents to inform them about the ocnvent- ion and was making detailed list of soybean growers. Mr. Strayer explained that at five foreign countries were sending representatives. France will 155 59 5-8 39 1-t 37 1-2 64 1-2 40 1-2 64 1-8 58 5-8 18 11 H-4 31 3-8 14 1-8 21 27 3-4 86 1-4 64 3-4 5 I-si or fleer.' 82 3-81 th« robbery. —A Navy Proctor had ordered A. J. Stephens to accompany him to the Security Bank and to hand over 425 000. Told that the vault was cori- liy a time lock, lie robbe.l Mr. and Mrs. Stephens, officers said. The man was traced to a Little Rock rooming house where officers found several sticks of dynamite, loaded pistol and a large knife. He wns taken without resistance! and readily admitted While there the women will have various tyiws of programs, including several demonstrations. A plywood tray trimmed with reed will be one demonstration and Mrs. B. A. Bugs and .Mrs. Holiman will both give exhibitions of textile _ __^ paintings- send two, England at least" one, Letters have been mailed lo the and there will be one each from '. morc "'an 400 members la this end Belgium. Holland and China. jr e : of thc county, InvitlnR them to at- Indicatcd that most of these reprc- l<?n<1 ' mtt no definite figure on the sentatlves were Interested in buy- numh cr attending has been deter- ing the American soybeans on thei m ' nc(l export market, which he spoke of ' fookhi 1 "* o'od y g °° d am ' " 1C '-" lare -^' sen hower Commends pcan Recovery pian. e Mm ~ Ohioan for Suggesting In speaking of soybeans In Mlssl- " ~" - - - sslppl County he said lhat even though the acreage was somewhat decreased from the 80,000 reported last year due to the high cotton parity the trend In the next few years would be toward Increasing acereagc Representatives from 30 states are expected to attend the convention in Memphis. The Memphis Merchants Exchange and the National Cotton Council are assisting with convention plans. Record Yield Forecast WASHINGTON. July 9. (UP) — The Agriculture DeiiaUinent today forecast the largest lorn crop hlslory— 3.32B.862.000 Uishels In Soybeans CHICAGO, July 9.—(UP)--Soybean quotations: July Nov. Open High ..402-101 4W ...325A. JM He Shun Political Office CLEVELAND. July 9. (UP)-Gcn. flight D. Eisenhower wrote to a Cleveland friend loday that "I have no proper place In the political world." Herbert Petlcy, a designer who knew the general years ago in Kan- sns City, snid he wrote him recently suggesting: "You had better stay out of this mess. It's worse than anything anybody ever dreamed of." Today Petley glanced over Ins mail and to his amazement found the reply from General Eisenhower. "Thank you for your letter," Eisenhower wrote ."It is a relief to hear from .-.omeone who agrees with me that I have no proper place in the political world. "It seems to me as an American who is as part of one of the great and influential universities of the United States and wmils only lo promote understanding of the crtt- Lowr Close teal issues facing democracy today, «00 1-2 41MB I have my true opnoitvmity for use- 3M 3» ' ful »*rvic«." Council. Asked to coment on the* end of thc Palestine Irticc, Marshall told a news conference that It was deplorable that hostilities appeared to be breaking out again. To other questions on Palestine, Marshal said: 1. Tlie question of lifting thc American embargo on shipment of arms Is being dealt with through the Security council. The United Slates docs not plnn any action by Itself to life thc embargo, but this posslblllly wns nol ruled out. 1. The United States Is taking necessary measures lo protecl thc lives of American citizens in Palestine by having Navy vessels stand by. 3. This government, as in the past, is In continuous consultation with Britain over thc new developments in Pnlrstlijc. But no separate action by thc Iwo countries Is See AHABS, JKWS nn rajte 12 Egyptian Bombs Fall On School in Tel AY'IY TEL AVIV. July 9. (UP)—Tel Aviv was hit by three bombs today In a raid by Kscptlan planes which caused a one-hour alert. One bomb hit a school building, killing three children and wounding olhers, official reports said. The Egyptian air raid came after official Jewish reports had snid that Egyptian forces attacking thc area soulh of Tel Aviv had captured two villages, but that counter-atuncklng Israeli forces took three Arab villages. Boxer Killed in Ring STOCKTON. Cal.. July 9. —(UPI — Joe Berja, 27-year-old Filipino featherweight, died early today from a brain Injury and concussion a few hours after he had been knocked out in thc eighth round of a scheduled 10- round main event at Civic Auditorium. Berja. who had fought In thc Philippine Islands and In the United Slates for seven years, was floored four times by Roy Higa 24- year-old Honolulu fentherweaght. Ice Cream "Melts" NEW- YORK, July ». (UP)—An ice cream truck overturned at the Brooklyn end of the Willlamsbarg bridge last nl(tht, near a group of children playing In the street. By the time police arrived, the con- tenU of the truck had disappeared. In a telegram to Sen. Claude Pepper of Florida, Ike < J would refuse to accept, the nomination." ' President Truman'» nomination apparently now Is assured. • Ike made his rejection of politics final and complete on his third time at but, in an 800-word letter last February the general disavowed political ambitions sufficiently lo eliminate him from consideration lor the Rcpublcan presidential nomination. In a less complicated slnlement tlil.-i week Eisenhower said he would have no part of politics at this time. But Democrats eager to use him In a stop-Truman maneuver refused lo believe Ike meant It. In his tcl- egrnm to Pepper which tho Senator made public today, the general said: "No mutter under what terms, conditions or premises a proposal might be couched, I would refusa lo accept tho nomination." 1'eujier sadly announced lie would Security Council Ready for Action Mediator's Report Awaited in Move to End Palestine War LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., July 9. (UP)—The United Nations Security Council prepared today .lo take action nnulnst the Arnb states for renewing (be Palestine war. The council planned to BO Into s|K-clnl session an soon as UN Mediator Count Polkc Ucmattotto filed a more complete report on the Arnb decision to end Ihe truce and resume the offensive against Israel. Tho Arab decision lo start shooting In tho Holy Land again made it certain Unit the council would call for swift and stern nun- ishmejit. The United Slates anrt Russia said they would seek to Invoke Chapter Seven of the UN charter lo brand tho Arnbs aggressors and a threat to world pence. More significant, the lirltLih indicated they would go alon? with the Americans In supporting UN action against the Arnbs since tho lorclur office hail failed In it.s eleventh hour diplomatic offensive to crt the Arabs to reverse their decision to light. The United Slates was considering Introducing a proposal to have the council "order" a halt to th-j Palestine war—a step which the American delegation urged unaiic- ces.sfnlly on the council before t|b start of the four-week, truce which ended at 2 a.m. EOT today. It that filled, and tho Arabs continued their war on the Jewish state, the United Stales WB.S understood to bo ready to support p«r- hnps. Introduce ft sterner proposal under Chapter Seven of the charter. If the council decided that the Arabs were a threat to world peace, the UN could then meet out punishment running from economic .•iincUon s to mllitnry Intcrvpntlon. Dr. I'hlllp C. Jessup .111 a bitter condemnation of the Arnbs at yes- tcrdny's .special session, warned that the United States wns prepared "lo assume Its obligations" under (he charter. However. Kuris el Khourl of Sy- rlii, accepted the American chu'l- iciiHe and flung It. back by darlnR the United Stales to "drop your atom bomb." "The Arabs are ready to die," he dcclnrcd. U.S. Employment Reaches All-Time High During June WASHINGTON, July » Employment reached an high of 01.290.000 In June, the census bureau reported today. I This wns an Increase of 2.500.000 j over May. The said the rise in em- respect the general's direct request lo retrain from pulling him in nomination belore the Democratic National Convention here next week, Olhcr Ikc-lor-Presldent boosters scarcely can avoid doing likewise. Pepper told the United Press last night that he would nominate Els- enhower if no one else did so next week. With Hie general's telegram th» MoprTrumnn movement came to '*, full slop but the basic division within the pnrty remained lo haunt Iho convention. An effort may ba made to stampede the convention to Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas or even to Sen. Alben \V. Barkley of Kentucky. Either way such a nomination would be regarded by seasoned politicians as * Holding operation Aimed at 1953. Jacob M. Arvey, leader of th« Coolt County (Chicago) machine, and Mayor Wllllitm O'Dwyer of New York were reported about ready to desert the stop-Truman movement. But James "Roosevelt, Call- Jpmln Democratic «t«te chairman. , Jtlll wic'Ui be heard Irom. lie and'-Arvey and O'Dwyer were prime movers for the caucus summoned for tomorrow night to make medicine against Mr. Truman's nomination. Jaclc Kroll, director of the CIO Political Action Committee, Joined. up with the caucus movement yesterday and it n«iy takq place. But most ol the stcnm is gone from the boiler now that Ike has said no, lmt irasitlvely. Published report! said Douglas had assured Mr. Truman he would not opirose hjm for the party's nomination. Democratic National Chalrinnii J. Harold McQrath was asked about Ihnt and replied: "The President never h& quoted to me any talk with Douglas. But it Is rny understanding that he would not he a candidate against President Truman. That understanding evolves from talks I have had with Douglas' friends." McGrnth believes the Ike-for- prcsldcnt movement is detourlng now to some other slop-Truman 'favorite but he would not Identify the man. Meantime, the parly sped on toward a knockdown battle over tho civil rights planlc of the presidential platform. McGrnth told a press conference (UP) —I all-time he didn't know In just Vhnt"dTr~ec- tlon the stop-Truman drive has de- loured. "But It Is off General Elsenhower and Is on some side road," he added McOrath said he didn't Agricultural employment reached 9,5CO,000 In June as seasonal employment conditions improved, the buienu said. Tola] cmploymenl in June was 1,- 24I.COO higher than In June. 1947. The labor force, composed of everybody willing and able to work, totaled 63.479.000. a rise of 870,000 from June. 1947. Unemployment in June was 2.- 184.0SO that was 311,000 less ttuul in June, 1947. Two Persons Killed In Georgia Bus Crash TALLAPOOSA. Ga., July 9. (UP) •—A Greyhound bus and a stallon wagon collided on a sharp curve near here early today, killing two persons and Injuring about 25 others. Several bus passengers were reported critically hurt. J. F. Walters of Marietta, driver of the station wagon, was killed Instantly. His wife suffered a fractured spine and was in serious condition. Fannie Mne Hodges. Negro, a bus passenger from Blrminghan> died a few minutes after she was taken to a hospital In Buchanan, Ga. lion to carry their, draft movement thnt far. "I don't think anyone would be so disrespectful of.General Elsen- hower to present his name after he has said that he could not accept the nomination," McGrath said. McGrath seemed to base his belief (hat the Ike boom has been killed and the stop-Truman drive dctourcb; on reports that some of the anti-Truman forces are swinging back into line. He referred to reports that Mayor William O'Dwyer of New York and Jacob Arvey, Chicago Democratic leader, plan to Issue statements on the subject during the day. O'Dwyer and Arvey were amoru; a group of Influential Democrats who have called a stop-Truman caucus here for Saturday night. "I imagine that Arvey's statement will take the same form as the O'Dwyer statement which I York saw this morning in a New newspaper," McGrath said. He referred to a story In the New See DEMOCRATS on P»»e 12 Nitrate Plant Explodes In Spanish Forfc, Utah New York Cotton NEW YORK. July ». (UP)_Close sDer"s'ald U that"the U nitra1e 'depaTt- steady ' „,.. .... „..._ n'ent of _the plant was destroyed ty SPANISH FORK, Utah, July 9. (UP)—The Illinois Powder Co. plant's nitrate department exploded here today. None was Injured ta the explosion or the resulting fire. Plant Superintendent G. B. Bon- Opcn Htsh Low Close Mnr 31.91 32.03 30.93 32.00i May . ... 31.80 3I*t 31.78 3 ,88 July . ... 34.T7 34.78 34.52 34.6S O:t 37.15 13.28 32.08 52 21 Dec 3109 32.07 31.91 33.04 Spot* close KM cto»n JO. the explosion, which jarred th« area surrounding the plant for miles. He said that fire broke out Immediately among the debris of tht explosion but that the or A tw» ptnoiu aearbjr etcaped. injury.

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