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BLYTHEVELLE COURIER NEWS THK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AMD SOUTMABT MISSOURI VOL. XLIV—NO. 92 Blythcville Courier Blylheville Daily New* Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevlll* Herald BI,YTHEVIM,K. ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JUI/V 12, 1948 TWELVE PAGKS Soviets May Shift Berlin Command And Ease Crisis Western Powers Still ^ Have No Answer to ^Week-Old Protest BERLIN. July 12. (UP)—High level talks on Germany, plus a .stubborn rumor that Marshal Vn&sily D. Sokolovsky had been relieved of his Russian command here, indicated today that the Berlin crisis might be coming to a head. The wait for the Russian answer to Ihe three-power demand for removal of t!ie Berlin blockade was producing Figns ol impatience if not anxiety in some quarters. This was the last day of a full WCCK since the nrotest was made. Lowis Douglas. U. s. ambassador to Great Britain, expected to fly back to London today after a quick trip here for talks with Gen. Lucius D. Clay, Robert Murphy and other American officials. He said on his arrival yesterday he would discuss Ihc Berlin blockade over the dinner table at Clay's residence last night. Robertson io London Douglas, U. S. representative at the London conference which drafted pla:is for a separate government in. western Gorman, said he had no 'Jl'i when a Russian reply to the Tmee power protest might be expected. Simultaneously Gen. Sir Brian Robertson, the British military governor, flew to London for urgent conferences on the Berlin crisis. He had no comment when he landed at London laH iii^ht. He was expecte;! back here Tuesday. He probably Tdll be accompanied by Anthony Eden, the No. 2 man of Britain's Conservative Party. The rumor thai Sokolovsky was being recalled to Russia and Ihe military governorship would go to somebody else was circulated By two German news agencies and the American-licensed radio station. But is was no more than a rumor, wholly unconfirmed. The best hnjh American and British authorities could say for it was thnt it was "reasonable speculation." The saLJ ^foere was no such thing as a re- l^table Soviet source here, and !t was to such a source that the agencies attributed the rnmor. Tough Policy Exponent The word was that Sokolovsky Roosevelt's Influence Felt In Convention Hall as Democrats Meet in 1948 CONVENTION HALL, Philadelphia, July 12. (UP) — The lale Franklin D. Roosevelt li playing a big role In this year't Democralic National ConvenUon- A mammoth picture of the New Deal president who led his parly to victory four limes hung njotig side one of President Truman In the front of Convention Hall. Convention speakers referred of- cn and feelingly to the dead prcs- dent, nnd one delegate frankly remarked "Sure, we're slill running Roosevelt." Even ihe gavel used In calling .he convention to order evoked nemorics oj FDR. It was the same gavel used in the 1932 convention which nominated Mr. Roosevelt for is first lime. There still was magic in the Roosevelt name so far as the dele- ;ates were concerned. Mayor David i. Lawrence of Pittsburgh, one of :he preliminary speech-makers, evoked applause when he recalled the election victories of the late president. Rally Plans Made For 4-H Members North Mississippi County Groups to Meet Here Friday Plans were completed Saturday for the North Mississippi County 4-H Rally Day to be held Friday at the fair grounds in Blytheville. Over 1,000 members representing 21 clubs have been invited to participate In the day's activities. The rally committee announced today that the events would start at 10 am. and continue into the nfernoon until 2:30 p.m. wlch games and contests, various demonstrations, and a picnic lunch taking the greater part of the time. NobJc Gill has been invited to participate in the days events, and to lead group singing and perform some ot the memory tests and "mental wizardry" a s a part of the entertainment. State officials will be unable to attend the Mississippi County rail} duo to a conflict *.vi*h the State Visiting Day for 4-H members at the Marianna Experiment Station. One of the biggest events of the rally will be the dress revue for the girls- The winner of the revue Moscow, presumably in connection with the three-power protest against the Berlin blockade, Sokolovsky was the exponent of Russia's "tough" policy in Berlin. He came here to take the place of Marshal G. K. Zhukov one of the most brilliant of the Soviet Army field commanders who was recalled late in 1945. His recall was attributed widely to tils friendliness with western officials, particularly Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. The aerial supply line Lo Berlin hit a record peak yesterday. Tern- plehof Air Field officers reported 213 American flights into Berlin up to 8 p.m. The previous record was 202 flights within 24 hours. Brig. Gen. Joseph Smith, co;n- majider of the American part of th«* supply operation, announced in Frankfurt that passenger travel to, Berlin was being limited drastical- No soldiers or army-employed ilians will be" able to fly to Ber- Jln on arm planes without special approval by a three-man priorities board set up by Smith. Voters to Poss On Bond Issue AtBurdette A special election has been called for the Burclctte School District No. 35 for August 14, to decide the question of whether or not a building fund Ux of four mills will be collected from 19-19 to 1960: and If it will be increased to six mills in 1961. This election call cancels one formerly scheduled for July 21, which was advertised as an election lo secure funds through the State Revolving Loan. The proposed new bond issue of S48.000 is to be a commercial loan, and if accepted by the voters will be used to construct a gymnasium. The question will also cany a provision that the surplus revenue each year from the present eight m ''i building fund tax shall be p'cdged with (he taxes authorized to pay the principal ,'.nd interest of the proposed construction bond, which will run for 20 years and five Months, It will also carry the pro- Tislon that the surplus in the building fund during any year after bond and interest maturities for that year and (lie next six months are set aside may be used to call bonds for payment prior to maturity or for school purposes. The proposed fund tax is a part of the total school tax of 18 mills and does not increase it. The polls will be set up at the Burdcltc School at 2 p.m. and voting will be open unlil 6:30 p.m. The gymnasium to be constructed was due to have been commenced on August 1. Plans for the building are incomplete but a brick veneer structure probably will be erected If the voters decide In favor of the proposed bond Issue. The school has not had a gymnasium In the past, and it has proved a handicap to the athletic and re- creations! program, luperintendent, said. L. H. Aulry, Ip'pl yt 4-H group has entered a in the revue in Fayettcville in several years. The rally Itself was cancelled during the war yars bu ! was rejuvenated last year. Members of the rally committee who met Saturday with directors E. E. Chandler, and Mrs. Gertrude B. Holiman In the Extension office Include: Billy Joe Larrow and Bobby Sandier of Lone Oak, Jack Duclos and A. C. Duclos of promised Land, Mary Swain of Gosnell. Glenda Garner, Annorel, Leota J- Bugg, patsy Ann, Cirarlene and Charles Yarbro, all of Yarhro, Gwendolyn Rhoads and Shirley Joan Buckner of Number Nine. James L. Mathes of Lost Cane and Paul Ritch of Ctear Lake. )ixie Democrats Seek to Nominate Governor Laney Arkansan's Name Stated to Go Before Philadelphia Meeting By Brooks Smith Unllrd Press Staff Carrespoiidrnl) PHILADELPHIA, July 12. —(UP) —Leaders of the Southern demo- ratlc revolt against President Trd- nan and his civil rights program oday boomed Gov. Gen Laney ol Arkansas for (lie Democratic presidential nomination. A committee chosen to select an 'anti-civil rights" candidate settled in the 51-year-old Laney alter a lented three-hour session which broke up after midnight. Their choice still must be okayed iy a caucus, perhaps later today, of various Southern delegations to .he Democratic National Conven:ion. The rebellious Dixie leaders just about concede that Mr. Truman will get the nomination.. But they are determined to put up a candidate of .heir own as proof they haven't forgiven Mr. Truman fcr his civil rights stand. The Southerners are fighting mad at the President. Hope of heal- .ng the party split is nil. In fact, there are increasing hints that the disgruntled Dixie leadns may hold a separate convention in the South, perhaps at Birmingham, later this month. Besides failing in Ihcir dump- Truman drive, they have little prospect of winning a states rights plank In the party platform. They restoring the two-thirds rule for also appear to have no chance of nominating candidates. Alabama For l.aney it the Southern caucus rallies behind the Laney-for-president recommendation, the plan Is to put the governor's name In nomination of the convention floor Wednesday night. One spokesman predicted that Limey's name would be offered by holds alphabetical priority In the the Alabama delegation, .which roll call of states. Laney told reporters lie had not sought to have his name placed in nomination. "I am doing it in order that a lot of people in this convention may have an opportunity to vote for someone representing the states Sen. Barkley Looms as Choice For Running Mate for Truman PHILADELPHIA, July 12. (UP)—Sen. Albcn \V. Barkley, D., Ky., was reported by his friends today to lie iiiiculhusias- tic over, the prospect he may now «ct President Truman's nod for lli^'No. 2 spot oti the Democratic ticket. Members of the Kentucky delegu- • • • lion said, however, they believe' Barkley will accept the nomination if it Is offered to him. "provided President Truman dresses it lip." Bdi-Kley, edvlsea that Supreme Court Justice William O. Dougla* hns rejected the President's bid declined lo comment. The Kentucky delegation mean- lime put new steam behind Us drive to get the vice presidential nomination for the Kentucky senator. They raid Ihey are making the drive without encouragement from Barkley. Barklev. head of the delegation, sat without comment at a Kentucky caucus today when Gov. Earle O. Clements called on the delegates to hide their time until there Is a break for Barkley, Key delegation members said that Barfcley had not been approached by the administration about the second place on the ticket by mld- morulng. They said the senator undoubtedly feels that the presidential nod. If It comes to him now, Is on a second-choice basis. Despite this, they said, Barkley would accept If he were properly urged by Mr. Truman. Suspect Held On Charge of Stealing Auto Marvin Lester Richey of Alicia, Ark., waived prelmiinary hearing in Municipal court this morning on a charge of grand larceny in connection with the theft of a car in Manila Saturday night and was orriered held to await Circuit Court action. Bond was at $1.500. Richey Is charged with the theft of a 1948 Plymouth coupe belonging to C. W. Tiplon of Manila from the streets of Manila Saturday night. He was arrested in Ken- nctt. Mo. yesterday by Missouri State police. At the time of his arrest Richly was said to have been driving the car. The car was taken from its parking place in the Manila business district. According to Lee Baker, Manila town marshal, Mr. Tipton had left the Igniiton keys in the car. ., In other action Ge'orge D. Cray was fined $25 and costs on a charge of driving while under the influence of liquor and Berry Brltt made a $1.000 bond on a fugitive from Justice charge. He is said to be wanted in Georgia on a charge of wife and child abandonment and was arrested yesterday by Sheriff William Berryman. A charge of selling beer on Sunday filed against Codie Parker was dismissed and hearing for Charlie Johnson on a similar charge was continued until tomorr6w. New York Stocks Final Slock Report: A T &; T 154 1-2 Amer T3baccr> 60 AnacondA Copper 38 1-4 Beth steel yj 1-4 Chrysler 61 3-8 Coca Cola 169 Gen Electric 40 5-8 Gen Motors 64 1-2 Montgomery Ward 58 3-8 N Y Central 18 1-4 I'll Harvester 34 North Am Aviation n 7-8 Republic Steel 31 1-8 14 3-8 Socony Vacuum 21 Sludebakcr "tandard of N Texa» corp , 28 1-8 87 65 1-8 split . between the Northern and Southern wings of the party was so deep lie didn't see how it could be healed. And he said he woi;TI not vote for Mr. Truman in November. "If I vote," he said. "I would vote for some other Democrat, possibly not now known, or I rnay not vote." Cecil Sims, Nashville attorney, had urged at a Tennessee caucus that the South stand firm against Mr. Truman's civil rights program. He said the South had 127 electoral votes to defeat the president without voting- for his Republican opponent. This. Sims said could be done by nominating and supporting a states rights Democrat But such a move would not have unanimous support. James S. Peters, chairman of the Georgia delegation, said his group would not bolt the convention nor the party ticket in November. Chairman W. H. Talbot of the Louisiana delegation also said his state would have no part of a bolt. North Carolina delegates will not walk out. Action of several other delegations is yet to be decided at caucuses, many of them set for this morning. After the Individual state caucuses, the Southerners will hold a general caucus to act on the recommendation by the Southern committee to nominate Laney. Committee members settled on Lsney after discussing several other possibilities. Including Govs. Fielding Wright of Mississippi and J. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina. The committee announced no decision on a recommendation that the dissatisfied Southerners meet In Birmingham after President Truman is nominated—as he seems to be—and select Laney as a Southern nominee. • The committee was chosen at ft Sunday meeting of several hundred Southerners who approved a plank of "pure Americanism" but who oculdn't agree then on a candidate behind whom they could unite. Their "pure Americanism plank" called for the states to have the right to levy poll taxes, regulate employment practices and segregation, and prosecute lynchers. Walter Sillers, of Mississippi, chairman of the stales rights resolutions committee, said this plank would revive those fundamental principles of government "upon which the Democratic Party was founded by Thomas Jefferson." The Southern caucus directed that an effort be made to substitute this plank for the civil rights proposals in the platform. If rejected by the platform committee, a floor fight was ordered. The caucus also approved a resolution sponsored by Attorney General Price Daniel of Texas which demands that oil-bearing tidelands be declared " states. SINGLE COPIES FIV1 CENT! Douglas in Flat Refusal To Be Truman's Running Mate on Democratic Tail-Hartley Law Repealer Urged 'Philadelphia Convention Gets Under Way With HST in Saddle Sen. Albta W. Hartley Gromyko to End UN Assignment Russian Spokesman To Soil Friday After Long Stay in America By Robert Manning (United Press Staff Correspondent) LAKE SUCCESS. N. Y.. juiy 12. <UP) — Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko leaves tile United Nations tilts week, reportedly currying with him * message from the UN Secretary General Trygve Lie to the Kremlin. Gromyko will leave New York by ship on Friday lor his first vaca- the property of the New York Cotton NEW YORK, July 13. (UP) — Close steady. open, high low close Mar 3191 3205 3191 3201 May 31M 3191 3184 3J.M July 3*52 3468 3451 34*2 Oct 3211 3229 3209 3223 Dec. 31SO 3210 3190 3S01 Spot* clOM 1544 down 17. is Accused Of Slaying Mate Carurhersville, Woman Arrested Following Gun Play in Home Thursday MBS been set us the dale for preliminary hcnilng of the niurdnr charges Against Mrn. Lula Martin. 36. ol Cnruthersvlllc who lias bt-cn held In (he Pcmtscol County Jail .sine* she reportedly shot and Jellied her husband, sterling Martin, SiUinlay. Mrs, Martin allegedly fired three shot* from a pistol Into her husband's chert and left arm during lieve he will be given a new signment when the vacation e: and will not return to the Unl Nations. - , tie and top' UN officials were exceptionally reticent about a recent series, of private talks which the UN chief has held with the 39-year-old Soviet diplomat- One top official denied that I>Ie . had given Gromyko any message j or note for Premier Josef Stalin. I But he did not deny that Gromyko might be carrying comments from Lie for Soviet Foreign Minister Vyncheslav M. Molotov and other Soviet officials. Lie has discussed five major and UN question.! »'lth Gromyko In the last three weeks In a series of private cret. meetings, some of them se- and others hastily convokd tin had been drinking, Jake Claxton. MM^ft^te^ia^M-'^u... 1^.1* Sheriff she shut wasn't gong to tako another beating from him. She said that her husbanj who wfl£ * truck driver and farmer, had broken in after -she locked the door. Investigating officers reported that the lorfc on the back porch done just before the shooting Saturday. She shot throiig)i the glass panel in the kitchen door. Mrs. Martin ) s said to have wounded her husband less than a year ago during a similar quarrel. after UN meetings In a corner of the delegates' lounge. It was considered likely that Lie had expressed his concern over several ot the issues now splitting the big five. Including the Berlin crisis and such major UN issues as atomic energy control and the UK security forces. He also has given Gromyko for relay to -his superiors full data on Lie's plan for set- ling up a small UN guard force to serve as a token UN peace force until the big powers agree on the real UN army. Reliable sources reported that Oromyko also might carry at least one other significant message from Lie- a request by the UN chief thnt the Kremlin reassign Gromyko and Mr. Martin spent several wee*.s In a Memphis hospital. At tint time Mrs. Martin told officers that Mr. Martin was drinking and WAS ! threatening her life. The charges against her at that time were dropped becau>« Mr. Martin refused to prosecute. Funeral services for Martin. 44, were conducted yesterday at Marvin's Chapel near Caruthcrsvllle, by the Rev. Floyd Browers. Methodist minister, nnd burial was in the Little Prairie Cemetery near the Chap- Mr. Martin is survived by * daughter by a former marriage, Mrs. George Mickey of Caruthcr.s- ville. and his wife. He was born new Marvin's Chapel and lived In Ca- ruthcrsville all his life. The funeral was under the direction yf the to the UN when his long-awaited vacation ends. It has become well known . that Gromyko likes Hie UN as- j signment and hopes to he able to i return to It. Tn fact, there were I unconfirmed reports that he was trying actively to make certain he will not be relieved permlnently on the UN Job. La Forge Fnneral parlor. Caruthersville Bank Deposits Total $6,000,000 Bank's Deposits Now Are $414,196 The Merchants <t Planters Bank of Manila, one of the youngest banks In Arkansas, now has deposits of 1414,196.19. according to the statement Issued by the bank officials in response to a bank call by the state bank commissioner, ,. „__ i Tom W. Lcggctt, In Little Rock. More than $6.000.000 was on de- I The bank has total assets and posit ini Carulhersvllle's two banks | liabilities of $475.330 53 with loaois when the federal comptroller of [ and discounts amounting to $129,currency In Washington issued a 13io.<8, the statement shows The call tor » statement of the condi- j bank also has $44,120 In loans on ,1" ? , national banks and real estate, and $7.000 In loans on other banks which arc a member of co tton and other commodities the Federal Deposit Insurance Cor- The bank has an authorized cap- poratlon. It was disclosed by bank lta l of $50.000: a certified surplus of $10.000 and $1,140.64 In undivided officials- The combined deposits of the National Bank of Caruthersville and the First State Bank of Caru- thersvine total $6.178,018.93. and the resources and liabilities of the two Institutions total 16,576.322.47. The two banks have a total of $1,580,507.03 In loans and discounts listed among the resources. The First Slate Bank has a capital of profits. BlytheviU* Joyce* HeoJs State Commrtte* on fxpansion ofOrganixation T. J. Bailey of Blytheville wa.r appointed chairman of the State Extension Committee of the Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce at a. meeting of the Jaycee-V ~ Board in Little $60.000 with $60.000 tn it* surplus fund and $73,212-72 tn undivided profits, plus a reserve fund of I40.0CO. The National Bank in Caruthers- I S!alc vllle is capitalized at $60.000; has | Rocl; yesterday » surplus of $50,000 with an addi- ! _ T1 ?* n ? cc Un« was held tlonal $64,990.82 In undivided profits, the statement u of June 30 shows. So ne»t WM Lisbon's earthquake of 1755 that It disturbed water In loch Lomond, Scotland 1230 mile* »w»/. t Hotel Mtrlon for Hie purpose of drafting the policies and finlncial budget for the Jaycees for the coming y«.ar. Jimmy Edwards of Blytheville, who Is chairman of the Stsite Budget and* Committee and W. R. Nicholson of Osceolfc, state vice pre-'iH"nl for District B, also »t- tended yesttrday 1 * nucllnf. By Ljrk O. Wllaen UnlUd Pr«M Staff Corrmpc rvdenl Proposed Platform For Democrats Hits Action of Congress PHIl.ADKLPHIA, July \V. (UPl — The preliminary draft of the Democratic pint form was reported lo- flny to call for outright repeal of the Tail-Hartley labor law which was enacted over President Truman'» veto. A highly - placed Democratic source said he understood that the |iro|»sed platform asked roix>al ot the law even though the Democrats In Congress were split when the bill was passd last year. The labor plank was contained In tentative draft ot a "Hoosevelt- Tiuman" platform completed by .seven-man subcommittee at 3-30 a.m. (EDT) today. 'Ilie report on the Tatl-llurllcy repealer clause cniiie from K party source who earlier had expressed doubt that such action would be taken because of the congressional split. A majority of House Democrats voted to override Mr. Tiu- rnnn's veto and Senate Democrats voted to sustain it by the narrow margin of 22 to 20. This source alw said he understood the proposed platform carried another major concession to labor In calling [or a national minimum wage of 75 cents an hour. Tile administration for R year haa ur^.ed Increasing the present 40- cenl minimum lo 76 cents. Repeal of the Tuft-Hartley law anil a .iiilistniitlal boost In the minimum wage have been two of the major goals of organized labor during the past year. Members of the drafting committee, headed by Sen. Francis J Myers, D., P».. refused lo discuss details of their draft when they quit early this morning. Myen Shuni Cnmmrnt It Is a platform that sets forth the things we have (ought for during the past-16 years," Myeri s«lrt. "But I couldn't give out the things that were done because they art only rccommendntlons that could be torn apart." He brushed unlde all questions as to how hl« subcommittee had handled questions on racial rights, Palestine and the Tart-Hartley act —the Issues that threaten to provoke convention battles. Myers' "Roosevelt-Truman" description of the proposed plattorm brought no comfort to Southerners who are In open revolt against Mr. Truman's civil rights program. Some Southern delegations were waiting for a look at the civil rights plank before deciding whether to Jack Mr. Truman's nomination or bolt the convention. Myers said he hoped to get the platform approved by the full resolutions committee early tomorrow and place It before the convention tomorrow night. The resolutions drafting committee was slated to take It up this afternoon (3 p.m. EDT). American policy on Palestine was made an issue by a group of five platform committee members headed by Hep. Emanuel Celler, D., N. Y. at an informal "rump session" yesterday they agreed to demand revision" of the U- S. embargo on arms shipments to the Holy Land. Celler conceded that the State Department would oppose any "wide swings" at present U. S. policy. But he said his group Intends to light for the right of Palestine's Jews to "buy arms to defend themselves against aggressor Arab states." South Girds for Rattle Southern Democrats were digging In for a major battle over the civil rights plank- At a Southern caucus yesterday, they called on tlielr platform committee representative.': to fight for a plank that would recORnizc slate claims to control over elections, employment practices, racial segregation and. crimes within their borders. In those pot"*- 1 !, it sought specifically to repudiate Mr. Truman's anil-poll tax. antl-lynchlng, anti-segregation and fair employment practice proix>sals. The Southerners agreed that » minority report should be taken to the floor of the party convention If the platform committee rejects their proposed plank. Some Northerners, too, were prepared to take a minority report to the convention floor If It falls to Include * detailed plank on civil rights—preferably Mr. Truman's program. There was a chance that minority reports might come from both Northern and Southerneri objecting to » compromise. Nevertheless, the platform committee and the convention were expected to approve a plank fairly close t° that of the 1944 Democratic platform. It was » general statement promising to protect the constitutional rights of racial minorities. CONVENTION MALL, Philadelphia. July 12 (UP)— Supreme Court Justice William D. Douglas today threw the Dciiiocrnlic vice presidential nice open by taking himself out of Hie ruimniK "definitely and finally." Douglas withdrew despite urging hy President Truman -whose own nomimilion is in the !>ag— that he join the ticket which will oppose the OOP's Dewey-Warren team in novem- >er. » - - — _ - _ _ . Douglas' decision not to be "available for any public office" was announced by (he Justice hlm- •iclf In Portland, Ore,, and by Democratic headquarters here as the |>arly opened Its 30lh national convention with preliminary »peech- making. H left the party leadership In comlilerahle confusion. Shortly utter DoiiRln.i look himself out, most of the hole! corridor and conven- llon hall floor lalk w»s of Sen. At- ben W. narkley for the No. '2 spot. Dill > report from Washington Indicated Mr. Truman not overly eager lo settle on Barkley. He was said to feel it would not be the b «t politics to pick a running mate from a .stale as close to hi* own Missouri as .Kentucky. Truman S<*k< A Liberal Among other vice presidential Mslbillties was Sen. Joseph O O'Mahoney of Wyoming for whom oimpalgji he«(t(junrters were opened here last week. O'Mahoney has not he Is lot of . _ Jewish Forces Take Stronghold Arab Town of RamU j Captured, Removing | Threat to Tel Aviv ' TEL AVIV, July U. (UP) — TIM Arab town ol Ramie surr«no>reil today, completing the Army of I«- rael's greatest victory of the w»r which toppled two enemy strong- • holds on the Southeast approaches of Tel Aviv and removed a loni: standing threat to the capital. Ramie, transport hub with it normal population of 15.000, gav* up a few hour's after Jewish force* captured Lydda, twin citadel thre« mlle.s to tlln The collapse of resistance at th« two towni the Arab* held on the coastal plain threw open the way for the Jewish mobile forces to sweep down on Latrun to th« Southeast. Latrun U the core of Ihe A i ah blockade of the Jeruialem- Tel Aviv highway. The Ramie surrender wa« written In Hebrew on a page torn from a small notebook. It was unconditional capitulation to the Jewish forces charging to rush the la*t nasU of resistance. The ilgnen • were Ismull Nahas, son of the may« or of Ramble, and Alexander Crw- novltz for trie Army. . r**~Antal Fta. CHr <• - '*':" Nahas said the main forcM of thi Arab legion here pulled out lait night when the fall of the town became Inevitable. The Aroba retreated toward Latrun, he jaid, With all approaches thrown open to the converging Jewish forces Uw town surrendered. Jewish shock Iroops" stormed Into the key towns tliree miles apart at duslc yesterday, in short order Lydria, long touted M th« springboard for &n Arab puAh on Tel Aviv, was captured. Ramie wu enveloped, captured for all pratlcat purposes, and the trapped band* unable to scramble out before ths ring closed wore being pounded, relentlessly. Haifa reported that mor« than lime U to remain on th« supreme ! 2.000 Arabs were trapped South of court. thnt port city In another Jewish "I have reached that conclusion encirclement. Women and children with greatest respect lor the Judg- ' who advanced to the Jewish Una* been pu.ililnK himself, hut available. And Ihere »re olher |>oss!b!lllles. One reason Mr. Trhnian h«d settled on Douglas was lhat he wauled a known liberal to appeal for voles among Norlhern New Dealers mid labor eroups. O'Mahoney might exercise an appeal of that sort. narkley, on the other hand, would do more than most other possibilities toward healing the split between Northern anrt Southern segments of the party which developed originally on the civil rights Issue. But he is 70 years old. Thai fact, -plus the nearness of Kentucky and Missouri, wu said to Influence the thinking of party leaders. Douglu' decision to star on the supreme court bench rather than run for any political office this year was announced first In Philadelphia by John M. Redding, National committee publicity director. Democratic National Chairman J. Howard McOrath confirmed It and added, "it's final." Then In Portland Douglas put the final quietus on hi* boom with an explanatory statement. "I believe," he said, "that It la the privilege of Americans to seek out for high office those In whom they put great trusl and confidence, whether or not such persons see the office. "Yet I feel deeply my greatest service to the nation at the present Canadian Railroads Put Embargo on Livestock Because of Strike Threat OTTAWA, July 12, — (UP)— An embargo on shipment* of llveatock and perishable goods went. Into effect all across Canada today In anticipation of a natlon-wlrte railroad and telegraph iulk< Thursday. asking protection said the Arab* had ordered to fight to Uw last man. They were described as rncatly Iraqis who had fortified Tlreh, fiv» miles South of Haifa, during Utt truce. Hrrnadotte Due In New T«ffc NEW YORK. July 12. (UP) — Count Polke Bernadotte, thel United Nations mediator, arrives her« loday to open personal consultations with the United Nation* Security Council on measures for throttling the reborn Palestine war. ment of those who thing otherwise. And so I say definitely and finally that I am not available for any public office." Selection of Douglas would have stirred up more bltternesi among Southern Democrat* who already are threatening to walk.out If the convention adopts a rlghts-for- negroes platform plank. Elimination of the justice left the party still divided over civil rlghU and by no means In agreement on a vice presidential canil- rtnte. Democralic Boss Frank Hague of New Jersey said "'.<:• don't know what the pitch Is on Ihe vice president." Former Mayor Edward J. Kelly of Chicago suggested that O'Mahoney might strengthen the ticket. A cabinet member said to watch both O'Mahoney and Barkley. The big city DemocraUs apparently wanted an Easterner If they could find one. but many delegates CONVENTION HALL, Phlladel- on the Convention Hall floor were i Ph'a, July 12. tUP)—Democratic plugging for Barkley. Amo^ig them national Chairman J. Howard Mc- was Sen. Scott Lucas of Illinois. [ Grath said today it Is possible th« James E. Roosevelt of California Democratic convention can wind up and Jacob M. Arvey, Chicago Dem- 1 Wednesday night, ocrat leader, were keeping in touch! Hc *»'d the convention schedule with each other on the vice presl-' ls "P '" the air, however, and may dentlal situation. They were among run through Thursday. McOrath original stop-Truman Democrats ""'d the " ls "nothing new" on who wanted to draft Gen. Dwlght whether President Truman will D. Elsenhower'for the presidential come to lnc convention after hli up only nomination, Adoption of the platform and nomination of Mr. Truman ny* Convention \ May Be Over By Wednesday nomination. They gave when Elsenhower said "no." They had been supporting Douglas for vice president. Roosevelt said both are scheduled for Wednesday. he wouldn't say anything about his next choice until he hears what President Truman thinks. Arvey sain that he considered the N S« CONVENTION on Pafe 4 Weather Arkansas forecast:—Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday with scattered thundershowers and not much change In temperatures. Minimum this morning— it. Maximum yesterday—93., Minimum Sunday morning—««. Maximum Saturday—M, Sunsnt today—7:15. Sunrise tomorrow—4:51. Precipitation, M hours to T a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. !—3S.81. Maen tetnperatur* (midway between high and low—81. Normal mean tor July—(1 i. Proposed Traffic Cot/* To Go Before Council A proposed traffic ordinance which would Incorporate all of Blythevllle's traffic regulations Into a single code, Ij scheduled for consideration at the regular city council meeting at City Hall tomorrow night, Mayor K. R. Jackson said today. However, Mayor Jackson Indicated doubt that a vote would b* taken on the proposed ordinance at tomorrow night's meet Ing due to several of the council men belnc out of town. Soybeans CHICAGO, July it. —lUPJ Bvf bean quotation*: Open High low Close July 400A 3» 3W 1-1A Mt 1-1B Nor 330 MO T7» SIT

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