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. f,\ BLYTHEVTLLE COURIER NEWS' THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI YOL. XLIV—NO. .308 Blytheviile Courier Blythevllle Daily News Mississippi Vallcv Leader Blythevllle Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25,. 1947 SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLB COPIES KVH^CENTT Big 4 Ministers Begin Crucial Meet in London Marshall and Bevin Witling to Make Some Concessions LONDON. Nov. 25 (UP)—The Big Four Council of ministers met in crucial session today on the key issue of Germany with the United States and Britain Indicating a desire to make some move toward conciliation ol the bitter dispute with Russia. Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin of Britain presided at the Initial session. Secretary ot State George c. Marshall represented the United States, Foreign Minister Vicheslav M. Molotov sat In for Russia and Foreign Minister Georges Bidault for France. The first question confronting the Big Four was that, of the agenda- the order In which their discussions will proceed. For nearly a month their deputies wrangled about this Issue and ended in a stalemate. *± Sources close to the British and TAmerican delegations said that Bevin and Marshall were prepared to make concessions to the Russians on this issue in the interests of quick facing of basic problems, with pessimism surrounded the Initial session. One note of cautious optimism came In repeated suggestions from Anglo-American quarters thai some concessions may be offered to Russia and that this meeting Is nol regarded as "a final showdown." Attitude of Willingness . Shown The Western atlitude was expressed fa one of willingness .iu ;,~- ' An atmosphere heavily chav^ed whether Russia is ii">v ready lo do business. However, •; generally expected that the tf-jvlet would continue the present im-; ot denunciation of the West, particularly Its charge that Britain and the United States want to dLsmervber Germany and establish an :!n dependent West- em zone under tneir domination. Marshall was expected to employ all ot his Influence In an effort to persuade.Molotov that the United States is not b islcally opposed to German unity. Marshall Is known to .oppoted strongly io recent suggestions In the United States that we go ahead, with a separate peace In Germany. He made, known : he regards such talk as ridlcu- Jas. A. Bass Dies 01 Heart Attack Former Missco Official Stricken in Home Near Little Rock James A. Bass, who formerly held .hree Mississippi County offices and 'or the past 10 years was sunerln- lendcnt of the Negro Boys Industrial School near Little Rock, died at his WrUjhtsvllle, Ark., home at 2 a.m. today of a heart attack suffered at the end of his 62nd birth- clay. Services for Mr. Bass, who was That De Luxe Thanksgiving Dinner for Thursday Will Cost Less (Just a Little) Than Last Year By ELMER O, WA1.ZKR •JnlUd PTMI financial Writer NEW YORK, Nov. 25. (U.P.)—Cranberries are cheaper, pumpkins arc cheaper, and although turkey is a little higher this season, your Thanksgiving dinner will probably cost less than last year. If you're willing to settle for roast duck or fricasseed fowl, you're sure -to holiday meal at a price that will give you something to be thankful for. Dealers say this year's crop of turkeys is the best quality yet offered. But the price Is up six cents a pound over last year for the heavier birds and two cents a •e*t a naf connection, Radio Moscow broad-, cast' an official Toss Agency dls- today blaming the United states for the.failure of the deputies to' agree on anything. As the conference started, Europe and most of Asia were feeling the first pinches of the Winter's cold, and hunger. Communist-provoked strikes had nearly parallzed France. In Italy, the Communists had just called off a campaign of riot and violence that had swept the country for 19 days. Liltle Cause for Optimism The nine-nation Communist corri- Inform 'was committed to war on the Marshall plan. This was a new element In the cold war. In last Spring's foreign ministers council meeting in Moscow there had been no Marshall plan and no comin- form to fight It. Against such background, It was hard for any delegates to be optimistic. The Americans and British said that if there were any signs of progress this would be a long meeting. But if there are no signs of progress, it may be over before -Christmas. fc Both British and Africans insisted nothing had happened since the last meeting In Moscow to change their position on anv Issue And apparently nothing had happened to change the Russian oosi- tlon. Therefore the conference opened with thu same views. The United States and Britain opposed Russia's demand for »10,000,000,000 In reparations from Germany. They also opposed Russia's attempt to get voice in management of the German Ruhr. The United States and Britain wanted at least an economic unity ofthc four zones of Germany. They favored a 40-year disarmament and dcmllltarizaatitn treaty to prevent Germany from becommlng a threat to peace again, and they Insisted that Germany must be made to pay its own way before it can be called upon to pay reparations. born and reared in Blytheviile, will be conducted by the Rev. Rny L. McLester, pastor of the Yarbro and Promised Land Methodist Churches, at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Cobb Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. A service also will be held ftt 9 a.m. tomorrow at Drummond Funeral Home In Uttle Rock. Born here In 1885, Mr. Bass was a Blytheviile resident until 1934 when he moved to Little Rock. After working for three years as member of the Arkansas Bond Refunding Board at the state capitol, he was appointed superintendent ol the Negro reform school by former Gov. Carl E. Bailey. Veteran Missco Offices- Mr. Bass' last public ofdce in Mississippi County vns that of sheriff, which he held for two terms from 1925 through >W8, ye also was county clerk for ,v,o terms, from 1921 through 1924. . Prior to holding that of='ce, he was county assessor for two terms, from 1917 through 1920. Mr. Bass also w.rked as a deputy county clerk for about two years before holding his first public office Mr. Bass served on Bond Refunding Board during a study of a jm.000,000 highway bond refunding program completed in 1939. He served under three governors while head of the Negro reformatory. He also was formerly employed by Ihe Farmers Bank,and Trust Co. here and was a Mississippi County farmer. He was born and: reared In a log cabin on the Walker property near Walker Park. The cabin, still standing, was built before the Civil War. :'. Mr. Baas is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alma Bass of Wrightsvllle; a daughter, Mrs. Jerry Holly of Cooler, Mo.; a son, Vinton Bass of Memphis; three half-sisters, Mrs. Claude Jones of Cooler, Miss Elizabeth Bass ilifornla and Mrs. Dave Wade touston, Texas; four half-bro, Tom, Bftss,pf .Dell, Herman of We^t'Wempn&.and Millon .^^Ed Base, addresses unknown; arid three grandchildren. pallbearers will be Edgar Boruir,, Jesse Taylor, O. B. Keck, V. G. Holland, Dr. H. A. Taylor and Arch Llndsey. , pound for smaller ones. The price in New York chain stores today was 40 cents a pound for turkeys over 17 pounds,' nud 59 cents a pound for lighter weights. Roasting chickens also were up, four-pound hens mid over selling for 55 cents a pound, two cents more than last year. Fryers sold at 49 cents, also up two cents. Ducklings were down (.wo cents a poimit, retailing at 31 cents. Fancy fowls for fricassee were down 5 cents a pound at 37 cents. Heavier ones sold at 42 cents a pound, three cents under Itisl year. Lower prices than last year also prevail in such Items ex grapefruit, celery, cranberries, chestnuts, fruit cxke, canned pumpkin, elder, rnlts, ipple juice, figs, cnnnM asparagus, canned peas, canned peaches, and canned soup. Items unchanged Include apples, sweet potatoes, seasoning, and oysters. Gains over a year ago-most of them small—were reported for oranges, white potatoes, and plum mdding. Ingredient! for a dc luxe dinner, to serve at least six, stinting now- vlng lots for days to ,-r.jt $19.41. A year ago, ; out would have cost here raid 1* come, wo' the san;< $19.'i8. Here is thi menu for this de luxe meal: Fruits and Nuts Sweet Cider Tomato 8<)up Celery Radlsheo Olives Roast Turkey, Cranberry Sauce pressing Yellow Turnips Asparagus White Potatoes O.'..died h'weet Potatoes ™ .it Salaa - Fruit Cake '!<e bill for the Ingredl- * dinner wllh comparisons : ricey In the chain stores I-;..-, f'lti wi'.h ^Temperature Drops Below Freezing Point The mercury here last night dropped below the freezing level for the second time this season as it hit a low ol 3] degrees Only other below freezing temperature recorded here this season was a low of 26 degrees on Nov. Highest temperature here yesterday 52 degrees, according to Ro- bv.'l r;. Hiaylock, official weather observer. Weather ARKANSAS — Generally fair today, tonight and Wednesday. Not much change in temperature. New York Cotton Mar. Mar. July Oct. Dec, open . 3538 3533 33S3 3060 3535 high low 3545 3520 3545 3520 33fU 3345 3065 3035 3635 3516 1:30 2521 3521 3345 3035 3517 Jaycees Plan Big Banquet For Farmers Tickets for the banquet Dec. 11 at which Ed Crltz, former county agent here, will present the "Ed Crftz Trophy" to the winner of the Jaycee - sponsored soybean yield contest were placed on sale at a meeting of the Junior Chamber of Commerce last night In the organization's club rooms. Reservation.? will b e limited to 125 persons. The tickets were placed on sale to Jaycees lost night and will be sold to others next week, Oscar Hazclbaker, chairman of the Junior Chamber's Agricultural Ticket sales will to be held nt 7 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, will close the first annual soybean yield contest originated by the Soybean Planning Commission and sponsored by the Jaycees. It was also announced lost night by state Director Marshall Blackard that the Jaycee Training institute, formerly scheduled for Sunday, has been postponed until Dec. 14. A report on the 1047 National Cotton Picking Contest given by James Nebhut, contest chairman, termed the event a success in every aspect. Prior to the business meeting, a film showing agricu tural scenes and shots of the Cotton Picking Contest made by J. T. SUilcup were shown. Douglas B. Lawson was inducted as a member. Committee said end Dec. 8. The banquet, Three Civic Clubs Plan Joint Meeting The Rev. R. Scott Baird, pastor of the First Christian Church h«e, will be principal speaker at a Joint meeting of the Lions. Ki- wanls and Rotary Clubs tomorrow noon at the Hotel Noble. The Rev. Mr. Baird will speak on "Thanksgiving." The Joint meeting Is being held In accordance with the annual custom of combining th c meetings of tha three civic clubs during Thanksgiving week. Railroad Strike Called in France Communists Among Labor Leaders Challenge Schuman PARIS, Nov. 25. (UP) — Communist - dominated labor leaders called tonight for a general railroad strike throughout France, threatening with total paralysis a country already crippled by a strike wave.In which 1,250,000 were idle. The railroad strike call, effective at once, was expected to add 4BO.- 000 workers to the total number of strikers- ' The strike order was u the nature of a challenge to Premier. Robert. Schuman's new coalition government. It woa -preparing to try'to.break the,back of the strike movement wfih," an/offer of sweep- Ing wake Increases and a crackdown on Communist agitators The., new cabinet put forth its work-or-clse policy after its first meeting yesterday. When the postal workers In Paris struck, the government bluntly told them to get back on the job or they were fired. The mail began to move In a majority of Paris post offices this morning. In a secret ballot last night some 70 per cent of the postal, telegraph and telephone em- ployes in the postal division voted to ret'.irn to work. But the return of the postal workers was a mere rent In the strike clouds over France. All major ports were tied up. Vital industries such ns metallurgical plants and coal mines lluctauated as some employes went to work and others did not. Right (o Work Emphasized The National Assembly met for the first time since the formation of the new government. It discussed routine measures, and scheduled debate Thursday afternoon on Ihe composition 01 the government. Schuman, who had pleaded with the workers to get back to their jobs, and hi-s cabinet, yesterday decided to offer the strikers a general wage increase in an effort to get them back lo work. Minister of State Pierre Abelin said the cabinet also had decided to "take a number of measures which would establish public order and tlie liberty to work." "Some of the measures will be public; others private," he said. "I can assure you that all indispensable measures will be taken." The cabinet will discuss the question of general wage increases at a meeting today. It may also discuss again the question of reclassifying government workers, one of ,thc grievances allegedly underlying a rash of civil service strikes. It was believed that Schuman was ready to take strong action to break up the strikes. It the Communists were determined lo try to force the government to the breaking poinU Abclln's reference to "public order and liberty to work" was regarded as significant. There have been reports that Communists overlords were making workers strike sgalnst their will. Arkansas State College Gr ; a*»r.en Invited to Play In Honolulu January 1 JONESBORO, Ark., Nov. 25. (UP) — Arkansas State College of Jonesboro, today received a formal Invl'.f.'.lon to play the Urilvenslty : or IJ'iWall In the Pine&nple Bowl at Honolulu on New Year's Day. Athletic Director Ike Tomllnson received the Invitation this morn- Ing from Francois Dellscu, director of athletics for the University of Hawaii. He indicated that ho would begin negotiations Immediately tor the contest. The Tomllnson-coached Arkansas team posted a season's record of three victories, three ties and three losses. at this time last year: 1947 1946 Turkey, 15 Ibs. JB.85 $8.5! Cranberry Sauc«, 1 cans .38 .« White Potatoes, 4 Ibs. .18 .IB Sweet Potatoes, < lb». .34 .34 Celery, 2 bunches .38 .50 Mixed Nuts, 2 Ibs. .»o .B8 Pecans, 1 Ib. . .49 .57 a rapes, 2 Ibs, .28 .39 Radishes, 2 bunches .20 .20 Olives, stuffed, » V4 01. .37 .42 Yellow Turnip*, 3 Ibs. .10 ,09 Asparagus Tips, 2 cans .10 .14 Prult Cake, 3 Ibs. I.OB 2.25 Apples, 2 Ibs. .25 25 Clrtcr, ',4 gal. .39 .45 Fruit Salad, 30 or. can .37 .38 Tomato Soup, 3 cans .25 .29 Butter, 1 Ib. ,90 .90 Bacon, 1 Ib. ,»o .70 Dressing Ingdts. tic. !.19 1.17 Total This, of course, 119.41 $19.78 could be cut down considerably. The layout would serve six persons nicely and leave a lot of turkey for cold slicing. I*l0ni"b0!l"t£ Of ?<Xl^ hy the Way Is retailing at 35 cents a pound compared with 31 cents a pound to; Thanksgiving, 1946. nd operation conservation PMA Committee Members Named Officials Announce .Returns from 18 of 26 MtMeo Commtjnitiei -if " " ""* Official returns 26 Mississippi elected' commltt the administration 1 of the'"agricultural program throughout the county Fridoy were announced today by D. E RoblnSon ofthc Production and Marketing Administration office here. Votes cast in the elections were tabulated yesterday afternoon at a meeting of the County Agricultural committee In Osceola. Eight communities remain to be heard from, Mr. Robinson said. The duties . of the new commlt- tcemen will Include the responsibility of informing the farmers of their communities of the provisions and opportunities under the AAA program, he said, and to assist in the county committee In the operation of the program In that community. . Returns from the IB commun. ties heard from are as follows: Armorel: E. H. Regcnold, chairman; R. L. Malone. vice-chairman; E. L. Hale, member'; L. M. Malone, first alternate member; Ed Steward, second alternate member. Blytheviile: Fielder Pcery, chairman; Charles Brogdon. vice-chairman; A. C. Duclos, member; Leslie Moore, first alternate member; J. W. Fields, second alternate member. Clear Lake; • James Mlddlcton. chairman; j. A. Haynes,' vice- chairman, R. L. Payne, regular member, c. D. Long, first alter, nate member; D. C. Eubanks. second alternate member. Dell: Merron Koehier, chairman; Rex Warren, vice-chairman; Russell Grcenway, regular member; Raymond Kochler, first alternate HanneganOpHs ederal Job Postmaster General To Devote Full Time To H«w Baseball Club WASHINGTON, Nov. 36. (UP) — Tlie White House Today,announced the.resignation of Postmaster General Robert.E. .Hannegan. H.«. will leave his post Dec. 1 to devote lus lull time aj one of'the members 0} a syndicate purohaslnj-the &.. Louis Cardinal baseball team. Th« White Houw announcemer)t said merely that Hannegan was re- slgnlng to return, to private life. But it was learned,tha,t th« po»t- President Plans Brief Trip to City in Florida WASHINGTON, Nov. 25. (UP)— President Truman will lly to Florida on Dec. 3 for a brief holiday at Key West and will' dedicate the Everglades National Park on Dec. 6. The President will speak at UK dedication ceremony in Everglades City on the lower West Coast of Florida about noon on Dec. 6. Present plans call for his return to Washington on Dec. 8. President of Portugal May Submit Resignation LONDON, Nov. 85. (UP) —Travellers from Lisbon said President Antonio Oscar de Fragoso Carmona, who has- been president of Portugal since 1026, might announce his resignation to ths National Assembly, which opens its meeting today. The travelers said Carmona's resignation would be precipitated by political differences with Premier Antonio de Ollvclm Sojazar. They said It was repoijed that retired Adm. Magalhals CorreU, former governor of Macao In India, and now administrator of Tangier, had accepted an offer to succeed Carmona. Carmona was first elected president In 1936. He was reclected in 1S28, I«5 and 1942 His present term would expire 'on April 15, 1949. changed letter* with,Mr. Truman expressing reluctance and regret to see Elannegan leave. ' Hannegan, a 8t Louis politician who has been In the government for more than five years, resigned this Fall as Democratic national chairman after an extended Illness, Sen. J. Howard Mcdrath of Rhode Island took his place as party chairman. Donaldson, a veteran in the postal service, will be nominated for the remainder ot Hannegan's term. The postmaster general serves under term that Is unusual for cabinet, members. It Is for the term of the President and, one month more. Thus Donaldson's tenure will extend until Feb. 20, 1949. President Truman will nominate Jesse M. Donaldson, now first assistant postmaster general, to succeed Hannegan- Business Urged To Lower Prices And Hold Wages Federal Reserve « Board Chairman Makes Suggestions WASHINGTON, Nov. 35 (UP>— 'ImirmMi Marrlner 8. Ecclcs of the Federal Reserve Board today pro- l>osed longer hours of work, Increased productivity nnrt a moratorium on demands for Increased wages. Business, Bccles salii, should hold or reduce prices, sine* It* profits hiwe- luereftscd. Those were part* of un anti-Inflation program which Eecles recommended to the Joint Congressional Kconomlc Committee headed by Sen. Robert A. Tail, R., O. He said he was sneaking only for the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System, not tor the administration. He attacked Republican proposals lo cnmbjtt inflation by uniting taxoj And he said som« of tt>e Unrigs pro- ixwfi by the administration such as allo\\tl-~-na, price Rnd wfiKe controls, ind Installment buying curbs —are "curbs rather than cures" for Inflation. Other developments on the onll- Inflation front: 1. Secretary Of Trensury John W Snydcr told the House Bunking Committee the best fiscal weapon agnins' Inflation is a continuing budget surplus that can be used to reduce the. national debt H« opposed tax cut "iintll we have taken care of foreign Rid within n bnlunccc budget and provided for payinen on the national debt. Snyder also endorsed restoration of Installment buying controls and asked for fund; to step up ,the treasury's saving bond sales campaign. 2. The Senate Banking Cammltlct delayed for several days a vote 01 renewing the instalment buying restrictions which expired on Nov 4, Chairman Charles W. Tobey, 1 R N. H., said the committee decided >i hear testimony from Eccles ri-r other members of the federal ;e- serve board before acting. Previously the committee had planned to act within 48 hours. Eccles laid before the joint economic group a program calling for'Increased productivity here and abroad, longer hours of work and a pblldy for everyone "to work more and imfe^tnore and apend less." , '•'' Be'Mild future 'demands' forrwara! Increases should be suspended, en? pecla.lly' wliere. the largest raises have been granted, 'inasmuch «s profits have Increased, business should hold or reduce prices; he Bald. He endorsed Snyder's Idea of expanded sale of governments saving bonds and President Truman's proposal for legislation to [rive expansion of bank credit. . Aid to Europeans Urged to Prevent Third World War WASHINGTON, Nov. 25. (l.U'.)_Sen. H. Alexander Smith, H,, N. J., predicted toduy thr.t failure "to {five Europe emergency ait! would lead to;World War III. ' ; Smith spoke in th« second day of Senate debate,on the to authorize a 1597,000,000 emergency aid' program for * France, Italy and Austria'.' Laney Addresses State's Farmers Soil Conservation Stressed at Arkansas Bureau Meeting LrTTIE HOCK, ArS., Nov. 25.— (UP)—Cooperation among all agencies Involved in Arkansas' soil conservation program was urged here May by Oov. lien T. Laney. "I believe that one of the great necils in this state today. U I! i conslderntlon of our drainage prcb- 1cm and a cooperative effort by nil of tile drainage districts In an effort to perfect a complete system llmt would move water more rapidly and dispose of the surplus water more completely," LJiimy said. He wns a speaker at the 13th annual farm bureau federation. R. E. Short, retiring bureau president, pointed yesterday to a federal bill which the national bureau Is snorworlng »nd which would plate conservation practices under the extension scivlce. Dean Llppert 8. Ellis ot the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture, said that future research i.v limited by the availability of trained personnel. He pointed out, however, that the situation was not peculiar to Arkansas, as 16,000 iclcn- lista are ncedtd now to bring science i schools to pre-war leveli. Tii9 governor urged further mod- urnlzutlcm of farms and further industrial expansion In order that Arkansas . may prooe&s- her own agricultural product!. ' i mint California Cotton O.*,0. Smith, executive ,assistant of Ihe Staple Cotton .Growers Association told the .the 'If emergency aid Is not given France, Itnly and Austria, they will be engulterj by Communism," Bmlth said. "Greece and Turkey will go Communist and Great Britain will be isolated. "The only result I could «e from tat situation would be World War Smith is a member of Uv; : fjtn- e Foreign Relations 'Xmimlttee, "Tills Is one of the most challenging crises In world history," ho told the Senate. "The modern civilization cannot be ex- 1''<!»an Supports a:i). Tom Coiuially, D,, Tex., 1-nnktaj; . Democrat on the Senate Foreign. Relations committee, .also 5 -»ed quick approval. of the bill to prevent Uommunlsm from cashing In on. contusion and chaos in Western. F"iro|)e. Senate debate was not without Is, cr'.Mclsr.i'. however. There were demands fcr assurances .that relief supplies will not leak Into French, uid Italian blnok markets. And' Sun. Wllllnm P. knowland, n\ Cal,, whlln favoring the stopgap bill, was critical of the SUt* Department on other matters. Knowland complained that.Vlth- !n 10' days alter 'sending t.aerlea of live notes to Bulgaria protecting .he arrest and prosecution of Ni- kola Petkov, anti-Communist leader, the department extend recognition to the Corumtmist-dpmlnated • Bulgarian government/ He said that In talking with thn leaders ol dmiocratic elements In Bulgaria he hud found them discouraged by 'the.' "American action, Meanwhile. Beh TWbodeaux, U. S. Agricultural attache to the embassy In Paris, told the Senate Appropriations Oommltteo thp£ France Is well on her »ay to. being self-sustalninf ' agriculturally, 1 Thibodcaux said Prance's present . dire agricultural , conditions »er» ' the outgrowth ot war-d«pleted mi«- po»er, lack of machinery and fer- tlHiers, and Si!mw«er k drought' and " Assassination Plot Bared in Egypt; 72 Held CAIRO, Nov. 25. (UP) — Well- informed sources said today that 12 Egyptian army officers hud been arrested on a charge of plotting to assassinate Premier Mahmotid Nok- rashy Pasha and other top-ranking officials, and take over the government. Cairo newspapers printed a government announcement Uxlay for- mcmber; H. L. King, second alter- j bidding publication of details of nate member. Forty - Eight chairman; E. C. W. E, Hagan, Adklsson, vice- chairman; George Cassldy, regular member; R. L. Adklsson, first alternate member; Ben B. White, second alternate member. Half Moon: Claud Duncan,chairman: Jack Garrlgan, vice-chairman; R, F. HodRe, regular member; T. J. Richardson, first alternate member; R. c. Riggs second See COMMITTEES on Pare 1«. th e investigation Into Uio plot. A source . very close to senior Egyptian Army officers said the government and the Army hud discovered some of the officers arrested were secret Communists. Soybeans Prices f.o.b Chicago, open high' low close Mar 394 39514 385 386B May 391 392V4 382V4 382'AA Public Offices, Business Concerns To Observe Thanksgiving as Holiday If Blytheviile residents have any business lo transact or buying lo do In the next two days, they had better attend to It tomorrow for virtually everything In the city will be closed Thursday In observance of Thanksgiving Day Retail stores will be closed, for Thanksgiving is one of the three holidays on which the Blytheviile Retail Merchants Association voted to close last Spring. The other two are July Fourth and Christmas. County Judge Roland Green said today all county offices In the Court House here will close Thursday, other court House offices also closing are th« Extension Service and Production and Marketing Administration offices. These offices In City Hall will be closed Thanksgiving Day. city Clerk, Arkansas Revenue Department, Chamber of Commerce, Army Recrultlng Station and Navy Recruiting Stallon. The Blytheviile "Y" also will be closed and no Municipal Court session will convene that day. No edition of the Courier News will be published Thursday. Postmaster Ross s Stevens said today that there will be no rural or city letter deliveries and that parcel post, special delivery letters and perishable packages will be delivered only to residential auctions in the city. Post Office window* will be closed, he said', but the building will be open for letter mailing and box mall will be distributed. The ' Farmers Bank and Trust Co. and the First National Bank will be closed, presidents' of both said this morning. Vheaters and most rirug stores are expected to remain open. ; Hannegan Pays $3,500,000 For Cardinals ST. , LOUIS, Nov. 25, (UP) — The St. Louis Cardinals wore sold outright today for an estimated I3.S00.009 — tli c largest transnctlon In bascbiill history — to a group headed by Robert E. Hanntgnn. The sale was announced at a press conference called by Sam Brcadon, the little, whltc-hnlred man who built the club in 21 years from a shoestring team Into one of the most flourishing In cither major league. The announcement came a few minutes after Hannegan announced his resignation as postmaster general to take over active direction of the Cardlnnls. Hannegan prc- vlou.sly had paved the way for hi.s taking over presidency of the Cards by resigning from the St. Louis Browns board of directors. The transaction Included the Cardinals and the 20 minor Icagui- clubs they own or with which they have working agreement.-!. ..... ai" with ,"th« tools and staples the European farmer would soon be able to feed his own continent. ' EconotnLit Bob Montgomery of the University of Texas told the delegate* It Is the responsibility of all men to decide whether atomic power would be used for peace or war. Said Professor Montgomery, "we have got to be adults for the first time In the history of man." Meanwhile, the Farm Bureau Federation -members heard pleas for action from Eastern Arkansas farmers to prevent out-of-state cotton from being sold u the Arkansas product, and from Arkansas Federation President R. E. Short, to halt tiie collectlon'of gasoline taxes on fuel used by farmers. A group of the farm women established a state auxiliary during yesterday's conference sessions. The group will be known as the Associated Women of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation. Mrs. T. H. Tucker of Hughes was elected state president, Mrs. C. A. Vlckers of Stuttgart was named vice president, and Mrs. Wllllnm Wllklc of Round Pond wo« chosen secretary-treasurer. The climax of the two day convention was to be an address by Edward A. O'Neal, president of the American Farm Bureau. Low Cost of Natural Gas Emphasized Before FPC WASHINGTON, Nov. 25. (UP) — Avalllblllty of natural gas would retlyce fuel bills at 50 per cent, W. A. Enstep, president of the Alabama-Tennessee Natural Gas Co,. told members of the Federal Power Commission here yesterday. He appeared before the commission In support of his company's application for authority to build a pipeline from Selmer, Tenn.. to serve Sheffield, Tuscumbla and Florence In Alabama. New York Stocks Z P. M. STOCKS A T it T 158 1-8 Amer Tobacco 69 Anaconda Copper 361-8 Beth Steel W Chrysler 61 3-4 Arab Proposal Rejected by UN Committee Qcn Electric 35 1-4 Gen Motors 583-8 Montgomery Ward H 3-41 O n N Y Central fnt Harvester u « u -.j North Am Aviation 8 1-8' Republic Steel 27 Radio . 10 Socony Vacuum 16 3-4 Studebaker 195-8 LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., Nov. 35. <UP)—The United Nations Palestine committee called for a vote' on the plan for partitioning Palestine today after discarding the Arab's demand tor undisputed control of the. land. The fate of partition was almost certain to be clear by nightfall. The Arab program for a slngl* Palestine state dominated by the present Arab majority there was rejected late list night 29 to 12, with 14 United Nations abstaining and two absent. The vote was so Inconclusive, however, that Arab spokesmen refused to concede complete defeat and the Jewish Agency, once quit* hopeful, would not predict the final result. daunted by threat* of bloodshed in Ihe Middle East no matter what course they choose, representatives of the 57 United Nations were scheduled to polish off a down amendments and then show hands today the Russo-American pian for 13 1-8 ] partition. BO 3-4! The plan calls for withdrawal of Standard of N J 15 7-8 Texas Corp 51 3-* Packard 41-3 U S Steel Great Britain from the Holy land by next Aug. l, with gradual transfer of a UN commii- .vlon and ultimate Independence for Jewish and Ara\, states by Oct. 1. It contains no proviso, however, for a UN itfrce to protect the territory for warf.ire resulting from the UN 75 5-8 general assembly's action. ' ' j pointed Wthat ippro- ,e Interim bin carried ab___ no commitment W e*«ty -tti»' so-called Marshall pUft l» ald'ithfl economic recovery*^ alt Western Europe But he pitched much of his speech on the Beig 'or gcning Western Europe pennaritnt- ly on Its economic feet, ' The Senate met an Hour wrltar than usual to speed pomace <X U>« foreign, aid bill. Chairman Eugene D. Ullllkln, R, Colo.,, of the finance committee said he would like some asstirsncB that the bill would benefit the people of France, Italy and Austria — as Intended— and not turn Into » "gravy train for black marketers." Behind the, fear of black market diversions wai a secret appropriations committee report which, it was understood, criticized black market, conditions in 'France and warned that American relief goods would not be Immune. • • Senate President Arthur H. Vnn- dcnberg, R., Mjch., promised Milli- kln specific data on a "sample" case of American aid— the various steps between arrival of a boatload of wheat' at Naples to the time it goes "Inside the mouth of a hungry Italian." • Senate Republican "Whip Kenneth S. Wherry also asked for "guarantees" that relief supplies would not feed black markets. But Vonden- berg reminded him that such guarantees were not available even in this country during OPA days. The first duy of debate on the bill mode It clear that many senators would not regard a vote for passage as a commitment on the more controversial and more expensive Marsha. 1 plan for long-ranje European . recovery. School Children Killed by Train Necr Mobile, Ala. MOBILE. Ala., NOV. 25. CU.P.) — Two Mobile rural school children, were killed Instantly today .when struck by a Gulf, Mobile' & Ohio train on a trestle north of here. They were identified as Nettie Huguley, 11, and her brother, Kirby Lee Huguley, 8. Engineer B. H. Jenkins said th» children were " sitting on . the trestle when the train approached too fast to stop in time. The bodies were removed to Mobile In the baggage compartment of th« train. Their parents, Mr. ond Mrs. Herman Huguley of Whistler, have three other children. Strike Cripples Papers Published in Chicago CHICAGO, Nov. 26. <UP)—Chicago nenraptpen appeared today in greatly reduced photo-engraved editions after members of the Chicago Typographical Union .walked oft their jobs In i, dispute over employment, rules. The strike made Chic battleground, for the figtj International Typographical \ poHcy that It will n<rt (if*contracts so king as lh« Tart-! ley law li on the books,

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