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BHTHEVIEEE fOTMER MEWS' THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF IMMTBUt ST ARKANSAS AMD SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLIV—NO. 209 Blythevill* Courier BlytheviUt Daily Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevill* Herald BLATHKVILLE, ARKANSAS, WKDNKSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1947 EIGHTEEN PAGES 8INGLB cons* nyi CENTI Paris Police Use Tear Gas to Halt 'Rioting Strikers 20 Russians Ordered Out of France as Disorders Increase PARIS, Nov. 26. (UP)—Thousands ol strikers marching on police headquarters in Lyon today were scattered by tear gas In a flarcup of violence in the Communist-led strike wave which had all but paralyzed France. A call for a general strike of railroad workers fell'short of realization. Some trains were running h and out of Paris, although nationwide transport was crippled. Premier Robert Scliuman's government decided to retreat before the "legitimate" demands of Frencl labor for wage Increases. Schuman expected to announce his program to combat the strikes in a nationwide radio broadcast tonight. The government ordered 20 Russians spelled from France. Interior ministry officials said they were active in fomenting the dl«v^ orders which began with a Com- K munlst-led strike and riot at Mar* selllt. The flurry of violence at Lyon was Ihe first on such a scale since the Marseille rioU two weeks ago. Strikers in Lyon held a meeting at the Central Labor Exchange under the auspices of the General Confed eration of Labor. After the meeting several Ihou- san dstrikers moved on the prefecture of police. A large force ol ol- fleers resorted to tear gas to dis perse the massed strikers. The finishing touches were put to Schuman's program in a four- hour cabinet meeting, pending communication/ of the cabinet's decisions to labor leaders and employers, no details were revealed. But a spokesman said the cabinet contemplated an at least partial satisfaction'of the.workers' demands, coupled with strong measures to combat Inflation. The spokesman said that within a week new legislation would be : put before the assembly to regulate the right to strike. The government was ex- psctcd to see* to force labor unions to conduct a poll by secret ballot before any strike action could be taken.* . , -. : ... ._•-.>> -'. .Alter the cabinet-meeting Schu- xnancai Schools to Close Two Days for Thanks Holiday Pupils in Blythevllle schools will et a long holiday weekend, It was disclosed today when W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of schools, announced thaat classes would be dismissed both Thursday and Friday In observance of Thanksgiving. Public buildings and business firms will be closed tomorrow in observance of the holiday. The Arkansas Employment Security Office here 'ylll be closed, J. M. Cleveland, manager, saia today. City Council Bans Smoking in Bed By Hotel Guests Aldermen Seek Better Fire Protection and Abatement of Noises not complete ^ftnd jiipre arrests could fie'expected. The expulsion orders were signed Monday, it was disclosed, and at a , set hour, national police inspectors • appeared simultaneously at the homes of the 20 Russians. Soms lived in Paris and some in the country. They were told they would have to leave France as soon as possible, but would have fl few hours in which to wind up their affairs. It was believed that they would ue taken to the border of the Russian zone of Germany, probably by plane. • The Communist-dominated federation of transport workers failed in its attempt to paralyze France's railroad system with a general strike, despite sabotage and violence. Some Trains Operating Trains ran in and out of Paris, the center of France's rail system, though on a reduced schedule. At two provincial points, Bordeaux and Valence, trainmen voted overwhelmingly to stay on the Job. Police guarded locomotives at Gare Montparnasse, where there were several cases of sabotage yesterday. At Cholsy le Hoi, 50 miles « South of Paris, strikers stoppe. T a train, beat up the engineer and made all the passengers get out Police arrested three strikers. Other violence was reported, especially at Gare du Nord, where strikers tried to persuade working railwaymcn to quit. Police reinlorce- ments were rushed to the station to protect the non-strikers. A complete walkout ol railroa; men would add 480,000 to the 1,200, 000 workers on strike. And, it woulc bring the long-expected showdown between the communists and th government. The Chrislian Federation ol Rail road Workers, only a fraction the size of the transport union, or der.d ils members to stay on th Job. It charged the strike was "un leashed by the Communist Party although a majority in the Com munist-dominaied unions did want it. Thirteen thousand more miners i the Meuthc and Moselle departmen obeyed an order to go out on genem Holy Land Plans Hang in Balance Move to Partition Palestine May Be Blocked by UN Vote UNITED NATIO.NS HALL FLUSHINC7, M. Y., Nov. 26 (UP) — The prognnn to partition Palestine suffered a serious setback In the United Nations General Assembly today, when Greece announced it would vote against the plan and the Philippines Indicated ils vote also would be In the opposition. The development threatened. to leave partition five votes short of the two-thirds majoiity needed for final assembly approval, unless Its supporters succeeded overnight In rounding up additional votes. Greece abstained yesterday when the Palestine Committee approved partition by a vote of 25 to 13— one short of the two-thirds majority. The Philippines was absent, Greek Delegate Vassili Dendramis rocked the tense and packed assembly hall with the announcement that the vote of Greece would go to the Arabs in their angry fight against partition. The Greek position was particularly significant In view of Greece's constant support of the United States In all Issues, large and small, In the UN. The United States, to r gether with Russia, Is autlior of the UN partition rjlan. Most other nations In the bloc ot 17 fence-sitting countries also were in the American bloc and many had been expected to switch from abstentions to "yes" voles If the United States made clear it really wanted their support. "?" Hojtllltit* Feared ilppines Delegate Carlos P. absent at ali previous the-.Palestine 'issue;- "told his government could Approve" partition because it ould invite hostilities in the Holy and. The' Indications of strengthened rab support came In the wake of a arnlng by Canda that if the UN otes down partition, ferocious war- are will break out In Palestine and pread to other parts of the world. Great Britain took the rostrum in losing hours of the meeting to un- erscore Britain's coolness toward artition and at the same lime re- ffirm its promise to do nothing to ustruct partition if the assembly pproces it'. Sir Alexander Cadogan reminded he UN that Britain would not allow ny of its troops or administrative ficcrs in the Holy Land to parti- •ipate in forcing a Jewish state on he Middle East. The City Council last iiighl passed an ordinance prohibiting smoking in bed by guests In Blylhevllle | M o»»»y. Republicans Draft 'Veto-Proof' Income Tax Reduction Measure By femdor S. Klein United taw SUM CorrMpwident WASHINGTON, Nov. 26. (U.P.)—Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee were reported in agreement today on major details of a 14,000,000,000 "veto- proof" income tax reduction bill which would increase personal exemptions from $500 to f 600. Tliey were expected to authorize* Chairman Harold Knutsou, R., Minn., to present a general outline of the proposed bill to the OOP Steering Committee meeting on hotels and rooming houses and an emergency clause will make the measure effective as soon as it is signed by Mayor E. R. Jackson and published to give public notice of the pcnalltles for violation. Violation ot the odinance will constitute a misdemeanor and conviction will bring a fine ol not less tlmn $5 nor more than J50. The ordinance makes 11 unlawful and an offense for any person "In or. on a bed in any hotel or rooming house in the City of Blythevllle to smoke a llghte-d cigarette, cigar, pipe or other tobacco In any form." It also makes it unlawful "to carelessly set fire to. burn or cause to be burned any bedding, furniture curtains, drapes, house or household furnishings (In a hotel or rooming house room) by means of" any form of lighted tobacco or by "matches lighters and the. like In lighting or Attempting to light" any form o smoking tobacco. Noise Abatement Ordered In other action last night, tin council; 1. Adopted a resolution Ilia Hughes and Co., building materials firm at I0th Street South of the 'Frisco's line to Jonesboro, be told to abate noise and dust which have caused complaints In regard to a cement plant operated by It, or face The Republicans believe the mea- ,urc will attract sufficient Democratic as well as Republican support to override any presidential ,'eto. Besides boosting personal ex-" imptlons, it would extend commun- ty property rlgljt.s to taxpayers in all states. This would permit hus- Minds and wives to split Incomes for tax inn-pases. It would also grant some percentage reductions in taxes. The Truman administration, through Secretary of the Treamry John W. Snyder, hu reaffirmed Its opposition to any tax cuts viillt all foreign aid needs are met anil provisions Is made for debt re-' 'ductlon and a balanced budget. Originally, Knutson frowned on proposals to raise personal exemptions by $100. largely because it would represent a heavy loss In revenue and leave little for tax reduction through other means. However, he assented to the wished of a majority ol' his Republican colleagues who believe that feature would make the measure more palatable to Democrats and hence more difficult tor the President to veto especially In an election year ax 194) will be. Mr. Truman twice vetoed Repuh llcan tax reduction bills at the las session. Those blll« provided for Ukx eductions ranging from 10 to 30 XT cent. Several Democrat In both lie Senate and the House, who Mip- Hirted Mr. Truman's vetoe« 111 the nst session hav*s indicated privately hey would not find It expedient to •ote against irovlded lor an Injunction restraining such operation. 2. Adopted a resolution authorizing the chief of police to open a public thoroughfare blocked by. operators of the C. and W. Cleaners on South Division Street and admonishing the cleaning firm owners to keep this street open. 3. Voted to reimburse Mayor B. R. Jackson .for expenses incurred on trips to Ft. Worth, Texas, while he wns negotiating transactions in connection with the air base property here with the WAA.and CAA. A majority of the councilmen reported that they have received numerous complaints in regard to the Hughes cement plant because noise'and dust resulting fr. operation. They termed the tion a "public nuisance." The resolution adopted that such , operation wz* not In accord with representations made wlien t!ie firm was pelilionlnif the Council for permission lo set up the plant. At that time, councilmen said company officials said there woulri no noise or dust. The Council also structed the city attorney to in- Cabinet Officers AskPriceControl, RationingPowers Secretaries Anderson And Harriman Seek Okay on Truman Plan WASHINGTON, Nov. 26. (UP)_ Two ciblnet officers lodny naked Congress lo give the government rationing and price conlrol nuUiorl- uy lax Increased bill-which exemption* Little Nations Ask Voice in Control Of New Germany LONDOK, Nov. 36. (U.P.)— Russian Foreign Minuter V, U. Molotov today called for an «*rly end ol the Big Four administrative rol« In Germany and proposed the Immediate creation of a dembcrntlo nd Hie split-Income features. The tit* Increase In exemptions, congressional rerenue experts •»- tlmatr, would result In the IOM of about *2,MO,MO.*00 In laxrt. At the same time It wuuld relieve an eolimatrd $,«*0,«00 taxpayers from the bottom of the Us rolls. Community properly rights, It WHS estimated, would cost the Treasury WOO.000,000, of which WOO.OOO,- 000 would be in personal tints and the remainder In estate taxes. Tills would leave $1.200,000,000 of the proposed »4,000.000,000 cut available for the percentage reduction*. These reductions, it was learned, would be smaller for the Ao-called inlddl:- Income taxpayers .because they would benefit most from community property rights. The percentage details are now being developed by experts of the Joint congressional committee on Internal revenue taxation. Knutson expects to have a bill ready for Introduction by Dec. 15. However, there will be no House consideration ol the measure until the regular session in January. government for all of that country. Funeral Rites Tomorrow For Mrs. Fred Beard MANILA, Nov. 26.—Mrs. Susan Alma Beard of Manila died at the Walls Hospital in BlythevHe early this morning of a heart attack following a 30-day illness. She was T2. Born- near Marion, Ky., Mrs. Beard and her husband, the late Fred Beard, moved to Manila In 1913. Mr. Beard died in 1M3. She is survived by two brothers TJlia Threlkald of Marion, Ky., and Vcss Threltss'.a ol West Fork, Ark.; and one daughter, Mrs. Clevc Hu'.ton of Manila. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 5:30 in the First Methodist Church here with the Rev. Martin A. Bierbaum, pastor, officiating assisted by the Rev. F. M. Sweet. The Howard Funeral Home is in charge of arransement. Theft Brings five-Year Prison Term George Robert McCain, 27, of Leachville, today faces a five-year jenitentiary term for his part In he theft of $895 from a Pontiac Mich., man near the stale line No- ne pleaded guilty to a charge of grand larceny at an adjourned term of Circuit Court here Saturday and Judge Zal B. Harrison of Blythcvillc 'renounced the five-year sentence Two other Leachville men held In connection tilth, the theft, Jewel Oats, 28, and Jesse Fleeman, 25 each pleaded not guilty. McCain was still in the count. Jail here today, awaiting committ ment and transfer to the state pri son near Pine Bluff. Lloyd Jones, 18, of Blylhevllle pleaded guilty to a charge of gran larceny and was given a suspende three-year sentence, pending pay ment of costs. He was charged wit taking $74 from his aunt, Mrs. An nie Turner, at her home here. Charged with burglary and gran larceny, two Manila youths pleadt not guilty. They are Ross and Ra Hoyle, accused of breaking Into th Legion Hut at Manila and Uikin between $75 and $100 in cash, third youth, Donald Cox, was trans ferred to Juvenile Court where th 14-year-old boy was placed on pri ballon and released In the custoc of his mother. Mercury Drops Below Freezing; Low is 37 Dipping below the freezing lev for the third lime this season. In mercury here during last night, si to a low of 31 degrees for the secoi consecutive night. Highest temperature recorde here yesterday was 57 degrees, a cording to Robert E.'Blaylock, official weather observer. rm the firm of dopted last night. the resolution The second resolution was adopted achieve re-opening of a street inning Enst from Division South the Frisco tracks near the C and ' Cleaners. Operators of the cleiin- B firm had blocked the street llli a fence, it wns explained. The esolution stated that this street ad been a public thoroughfare for lore than 25 years. Two Issues .were postponed for onsldcration until December ses- on of the Council. One was ac- eptance by the city of approximate- v eight and a quarter acres on the Vest edge of Blythcville that were unexed- by a County Court order. r ncertalntly as to one boundary of lis area led to delaying voting on he matter by the aldermen. The other was an application by iV. B. Nicholson, superintendent of Blythevllle schools, for some sur- hls buildings to be transferred from lie air base to Harrison Negro School to alleviate crowded condi- ions there. Action on the applica- ion was postponed because the city had already found use for the bulld- ngs applied for. However, the aldcr- -nen voted to empower Mayor Jackon to sign an amended application or other structures. Bellrr Fire Protection Sought The Council session ended with a discussion of the lack of adequate 'ire protection In Blythevllle. A ettcr from a Massachusetts insurance adjuster which was read to the Council stated that the public water supply in the vicinity of the Rice Stix garment factory was In- idequate. The letter also pointed out that a 620-gallon per minute How from the hydrant at 21st,and Division reduced pressure on the first floor of the Rice Stix factory to 22 pounds per square Inch. With this pressure the letter continued, only 13 sprinkler heads ((of the factory's sprinkler system) would bc able to function. A pressure of 40 pounds per square Inch was required, the letter stated. Lack of fire protection in other parts of the city were also mentioned and while no Immediate action on the matter was possible, Mayor Jackson said remedying of this situation was Included In plans for future city Improvements. The lag of extensions of water and sewerage systems behind the addition of territory to the city through annexations also was discussed. Farm Laborer Fatally Burned Flash from Kerosene Poured on Embers Ignites Clothing; i Thomas Munez, 39- Mexican (arin laborer, died at Blythevllle Hosplr tal yesterday "of burns received Friday, when a,five gallon can of Icer- osene r exploded white he was start- lire''under a wash.kettlBj [reap of-hls home on the l farm fpur..nii^6^Hortheas leville. •--• "< ' ; • ,aiding to reports of the a«|'Munez had placed several pieces of wood around the wash kettle In an effort to rc-klndle the fire. After placing the wood around the kettle he obtained a five-gallon can of kerosene from the back porch of his home and poured oil on the wood, the report said. Live coals : under the wood ignited immediately causing a flash. Munez's clothing was ignited and he threw himself in a small water hole nearby trying to extinguish the flames Following the accident he was taken to the Blythevllle' Hospital where emergency llrst aid treatment was given. 'Munez and his wife resided or the Hay (arm for the past two years having moved here from McAllen, Texas, for the cotton harvest. Besides his wife he leaves two brothers and three sisters. The body will be sent to McAllen for burial. Farmers Protest Cotton Practice Shipment of California Staple Into State Seared by Bureau IJTTLlt ROCK, Ark. Nov. (U.P.) — Hundreds of Arkansas farmers were on their way home today, following the two day convention of the ttaU firm bureau ty and other sweeping powers orl- Blnally re<iucslcd by President Truman In his lo-uohil untl-lnflntlon program. The pleas were made by Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson and SecieUry of Commerce W. Averell Harriman In testimony before the house banking and Ihc Joint congressional economic committee.'!, ro.ipcclively. ' They naked: 1. Authority (or rationing and price control ns "good Insurance" for the naUoii's 'economy. 'i. Power to limit Inventories ol grain and to direct the use of grain domestically. 3. Power lo allocate and control the use of scarce commodities, especially steel. 4. Extension of export controls. 6. Authority for allocating the use ol storage and transportation facilities and the distribution ol farm machinery and fertiliser. J. Restoration ol consumer credit controls. Hjirrlman also revealed that he Ift conxlderlnr a "broad extension of export control*" lo cover all pfoducU — scarce or not — nteil- .ed In the Kuroneiui recovery prog-ram. Informed sources said the xeer- clse of sluch powers would enable the government, to curtail even more the dwindling exports to Russia. Both Anderson and Hanhnan said the recommended steps were necessary to protect the nnlion's economy as well us to help Europe get back^on Ils feel. "If we were to provide foreign aid for only the next few months," Anderson wild, "then 1 I wol'UI say that we,might get by without any authority 'for controlling prices or rationing, nut all of us recognize that aid over a much longer period will be required. To bc effective LONDON, Nov. 26. (U.P.) Germany's small western today Hppcnled to the Council of Foreign Ministers lo inlcrimtionali/.e the industrial Ruhr and approve the American Treaty which would keep Germany disarmed for 40 ycar». The ftppcal wns addressed to the Big Four in a special momorimdum delivered- by Belgium, Holland uud Luxembourg. The little three ttskcd a voice in the'supervision and control of Germany, particularly, on economic affairs. They nuked Hie !% Four to provide Germany with a weak, fed+ ral-type centrul government The memorandum was presented and redistribution fiber. "We strongly of the ttate legates ex- 'the shipping to . . ior Mississippi Valley oppose this prac- Trumann Man Will Be Buried Here Tomorrow William Hudson Lloyd, 89, of Trumann died Yesterday in a Jonesboro Hospital of a heart attack. He had been 111 several days. Born near Blytheville, Mr. Lloyd had lived here until two years ago when he moved to Trumann. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church by the Rev. O. A. Rushing, Mississippi County Baptist Missionary. Burial will be In Maple Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will bc J. M. Aycock, P. D. Jarrentt, J. H. Crook, Vester Pierce, Shed Bevlll, and Jess Wld- ner. Honorary pallbearers will be John Ij. Brothers, Elmer VanCleve, James Russell, Jim England, and Robert Sanders. He is survived by hi;, wife, Mrs. Haltle Lloyd of Trumann; two stepsons, Bobby Gene Redden and Carl Ray Redden, both of Trumann; three daughters, Mrs. Claude Gray of Stccle, Mo., Mrs. Bill Meadows, of Greenville, Miss., Mrs. Wilson Byers of Luxora; five sisters, Mrs. Lewis Maxwell of Blylhevllle, Mrs. Maude Billings and Mrs. Ora Webb of Covington, Tcnn.: Mrs. Sam Estes of Torence, Calif., and Mrs. Robert Temple of Hermondalc, Mo.; and two brothers, J. A. and Edgar Lloyd, both of Blythellle. Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann and 'Cobb Funeral Home ol Blythellle are In charge of arrangements. lice and recommend that steps be taken 'to prohibit such practice," the resolution said. Ila adoption stemmed from the shipping of 1700 bales of West Coast .cotton lo Blythevllle compress. Farmers and buyers of that area hotly protested this shipping practice, declaring that It gave F*rt Arkansas' superior rain-grown fibe a bad repulation with millers. ' The convention was climaxed by an Address last night by National Farm Bureau Federation President Edward A. O'Neal, who called for farm unity and retention of the basic farm legislation now In force. "We fouchl for a long time,"/ O'Neal declared, "lo have en-' acled Into law. the bulc principles underlying the- Triple-A prorram. We do not Intend to Rive up anything in the procram under present leglllaUon until we fe«l certain thai something' better is available." O'Neal said that what farmers need is to find ways to Improve and , strengthen existing legislative programs rather than seek untried approaches to the problem. During the banquet Secretary of State C. Oj Hall presented O'Neal with an engraved Arkansas Traveler's commission, and the delegates to the convention selected officers or the coming year. Four new members of the boarc of directors were elected, while Che entire slate of executive officers was re-elected. Named to the board of directors were R. L. McGlll ol Marked Tree, H. A. Gotorth of Fayetteville, Dick Harris of Berryvllle, and Leon Garot of DeWItt. The re-elected officers were'R. E. Short of Brlnkley. It will have to be substantial also available on time, < ''We ought not to' take- nny ce.wary chance of having to. cur. .tall our cffort^fct a critical niomen or or endangering *our own «<_ omy. Authority (or pHajf "cent and rationing , woul.l be. tfood insurance." . '• • ' ' ' Anderson ' said the powers regarding grain Inventories and Kraln use should be voted "In order that we may b™ prepared fc* any serious emergency that might arise, si:ch ns gralii crop failures." He 'said that this authority would be used to direct grain "through the most essential channels." "Alllhotlty for allocetlnr the use of storage and transportation facilities and distribution of fanh machinery and ferilllier would also be . necessary," he said. Anderson did not specify the exact form that any of these pow- ert should take. Anderson also reaffirmed the Agriculture Department's -determination to win public support for Loan Safeguards Sought by GOP Leaders Trying to Keep U.S. Assistance Out of Black Markets WASHINGTON, Nov. 28. (UP) —ElcM Republican senators proposed today lhal the emergency relief bill for Kntru-e. Italy and Austria he cut from 1597,000,000 to f40n.TOO.OOfl. WASHINGTON. NOV, 28. .(UP)— A Republican-sponsored move to guarantee that U. S. foreign »ld wll not be used to flnainle "trick gov erntneills" or allowed lo fall lnt< European black markets dcvclopec loday as the Senate ncared a Una vote on emergency help to France Italy and Austria. Sen. George W. Malone. R., Ncv announced, that he and tour GO' colleagues would seek to write sue! aftfcgmmis Into thn .$597,000,00 measure before the Senate reachc a vole-»-iH>sslbly late today. He al&o said an effort may _ made t<f trim the total of .itop-ga aid to »:i30.000.00. .-The -House Foreign Affairs Con- itatlvely 1,000. an food conservation I voluntary .sures. Testifying before the Joint Congressional Economic Committee. Hnrrlmnn nlso urged restoration of consumer credit controls, allocation of railroad equipment ami facilities under the office of defense trunsporlatlon and continuation of export controls. Harriman did not ask for rationing and price-wage controls. Pre- ins nothing for China. The House committee put China In after hearing » warning that the Ohlneae nationalist governmunt might collupse within a year without help. Sonic of the amendments might bo dosiKiied to bring the legislation in line with a bill tentatively. approved late yesterday by the House Foreign AITairs Committee. The House measure also would authorize Immediate use of a »100.)00,000 loan from the"'Reconstruc- lon Finance Corporation to get the jrogram under way at once, the re- Icf legislation merely authorizes the 597,000,000 in aid but does not put ip the cash. That will have to be one later through the Home and Senate appropriation committees. Passage Termed Vital Senate leaders of both parties sident Truman such powers' on last week asked stand-by basis, president; Joe vice president. Hardln of Grady, Soybeans (Price* f.o.b. Chicago) open high low elos« March .... 391 392 388 390 May MS J84 3U 3S4 Dud Cason Legion Post Has Membership of 926 Dud Cason Post 24 membership now stands at 926, only about 400 short of the lfc.7-« quoU, it was reported at the weekly Legion meeting in the Hut last night. Marshal'at Manila Nabs 'Man Wanted in Michigan Clyde Barker, 18. of Benton Harbor, Mich., who is wanted by Michigan authorities on a rape charge, was arrested In Manila last night by Town Marshal Lee Barker. Barker Is being held In the county jail here awaiting the arrival of Michigan authorities who will return him to that state to face trial. the Western members -of the ouncll awaited a Soviet denuncla- on ol their policies In Germany nd In the, world, generally. > Marshall Wants Action Secretary of State George C. Marhall, pressing (or early Big Four ctlon on an Austrian peace treaty, ict with his advisers Ior two hours, luch of Ihc lime was spent In ciix- nsslng what line the Russians will akc. • Russian Foreign Minister Viache- lav M. Molotov has objected to that or more than a year and was not expected to 'yield easily this time, flic disagreement of Russia with . IK United states, Britain and France nt the opening session ol tho ministers council (ailed to disturb anyone In |KirUcu!ar. ; The four foreign ministers agreed ,i|xm what .should be' discussed, .but :•they fulled to agree on the order of Hie discussion. However, authorjla- : live sources said that they could not •• Judge on the' basis of yesterday'* ~ agreement what would happen today—the, debate could go either way. fairly quickly. " '*'"'• The three 'Western powers have shown tjliclr willingness to compromise on the Austrian issue. That Is, they arc willing to pass it on lo the foreign ministers* deputies for discussion/if It Is.formally left as the No. 1 item on the ministers' agenda. • Of nor*. Importance Is what phase ot the Orrautn problem »• dlsesw first. Marshal! Instils thstt* ,,ts notpclnt la^njitrtsrtiii either ' German treaty or the details until the Blr Four afree on the principles of making Germany u economic and political unit, Tills Is Important to the Marshall plan, tor the recovery o[.\We»tern Europe. Marshall's major objective Is to bring a United Germany Into his European recovery program. If he falls here, lie will do the best he can to integrate Western Germany Into the plan.- ', ~v;-(f. As the Americans saw it, the major resufl of the first meetlrig >o£ the. ministers was Molotov's refusal to reveal his hand. The Americans spent yesterday morning plotting their strategy to meet Russian surprises. Seven months ago, at the foreign ministers meeting In Moscow;' Molotov's surprise was io try to inject the Chinese issue into the discus- New York Stocks 2 P.M. Stocki A T & T 153 114 Amcr Tobacco 68 1|2 Anaconda'Copper 363;8 Beth Steel* 99 \~1 Chrysler Electric Motors City Officers Arrest Man on Check Charge Bobby Williams, 19, ol 722 Fulton St., is being held in the county jail j here on charges of forgery following ! Otn ills arrest at the Farmers Bank \ Montgomery Ward and Trust Company here yesterday; N y Central by City Policeman Lee Powell nnd Slate Patrolman C. E. Montgomery. Williams Is alleged lo have lorgcd a check on J. R. Swift of Blythc- villc in the amount o) *25. He wns arrested at the bank when he aU tempted to cash the check. No date has been set for his prc- limlnnry hearing. v to be used only If necessary on .scarce items which are basic In the cost of living. The Joint economic committee Is considering part-s of Mr. Truman's 10 - point anti-inflation progran which he placed before the emergency session or Congress Nov 17. Chairman 'Mnrrlncr S. Ecclcs the Federal Reserve Board yesterday called for increased labor productivity, a longer work week, restraints on wage demands, maximum government economics and expan sion of Hie government savings bond camiralRn campaign. He also op|>osed any reduction In income taxes. Harriman told the joint economic committee that his proposed anll- inllatlon measures were "precautionary" steps to b c taken in case the latkm and price-wage control program "should prove to be ne- ce-ssary." Explains I>elcf;atlon of Power "At the present time we arc working on the presentation of these more (ar-rcuc'tilng proposals (rationing and'price controls) which will be submitted later lo the appropriate congressional commlt- lees." Harriman said. He explained that any allocation powers granlcd to the administration would be delegated to the ric parlmcnt most concerned. Thus the Agriculture Department would See CONTROLS on Tare H .mlled the relief program as a vital weapon in the "cold war".against Communism and predicted passage of the pending bill with only inndful o( "nay" votes. Chairman Eugene Mllllkln of the Senate Republican Conference sale ie had heard of only one negative vote in his ranks. Only negligible opposition .was expected among Democrats. Wherry said possible amendments lo the bill might include proposals to: 1. Reduce the overall amount. 2. Direct that surplus and plentiful foods such as beans and dried fruits be substituted for a sizable quantity^ of wheat which the administration" now plans to send to the recipient countries. 3. Provide for distribution of the commodities otherwise than through the governments of the beneficiary countries. Four amendments already were pending «s the Senate went, into Is third day of consideration of the jlll. Vandcnbcrg opposed one. II would break down the total amounts of relict by countries. The administration has said It planned to divide the aid: France, $328.000,000; Italy. $227,000,000, and Austria »42,000,000. But Vanden- bcrg contended that It would bc un- 613,4 35 583,4 541J2 1318 87 1|4 Int Harvester ". North Am Aviation .... Republic Stcele 1 271|4 Radio TO Socony Vacuum 16 1|2 Studebakcr 197|» Tex.\» Corp Sfl Packard 47(8 U S Steel 76 • Courier (o Observe j ; Thanksgiving Holiday • i • Joining other business firms 1n i Blylhcville and public offices, the J • employes of the Courier News will ( I observe Thanksgiving as a holt- 1 i day. Publication will be resumed J • Fridjjy. • write the allotments as an ironclad com- deslrnblc • to Into the bill niltmcnl. The House was scheduled to swing slons at the first session. Russia's propaganda machine kept on pouring out charges that tin Western allies' wanted the conference .to fall. Radio Moscow today quoted an olficlal Tass Agency dispatch from London, saying '.'British newspapers were deliberately distorting their coverage ot the conference." MolotoT Kepeala Thus. Tass said, Ihey were "preparing the groundwork in advance for laying a possible breakdown... at the door of the Soviet." Furthermore, It said, "everything" was being done'to scare newspaper readers with the poor prospects of .the conference and Impress them with the idea it was a "last chance." Tass said Molotov's proposals at the first session showed Russia was •"actively furthering agreement between the four countries on all questions." But when the other three delegations tried to impose their will on Russia, Tass said, the Soviet delegation "Immediately offered the proper resistance." Molotov grimly rejected the calm argument of Marshall and the im-. passioned pica of France's Georges Bidault yesterday that the Austrian treaty bc token up ahead of everything else. Molotov repeated his position over and over; Germany must come first, uecause discussion of procedure ior the German treaty was initiated at the la-st meeting of the foreign nilii- into action on Its bill next week. The Foreign Relations Committet planned to approve It Monday, and Speaker Joseph W. Martin, Jr., had called R meeting of the House Republican Steering Committee to consider It on the same day. A caucus .of the entire House Republican membership was alatcd to meet on the legislation Tuesday. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday. Little change in temperature. New York Cotton Mar. May July ' Oct. Dec. open high . 3537 3564 . 3470 3511 . 33M 3400 , 3050 3060 . 3540 3550 low 1:30 3518 3462 3344 3024 3512 3564 3511 3400 30S6 KM isters." Mrs. Daisy Emma Davis Dies in Home of Son Mrs. Daisy Emma Davis, 62, died at 1 a.m. today in the home of her son, W. C. Davis near Yabro. She hdd been ill for six months. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Ray L. McLester, pastor of the Yarbro Methodist Church. Burial will bc In Elmwpod Cemetery. ,;. Mrs, .Davis was born hi •I/acing- ton. Tenil, in 1885 aiid moved near Yarbro in her childhood. Her husband died two years ago. - ; Besides.her son, W. C., ahe,l« survived by on* daughter, Mrs. C, W. Howell of, Chester, Tec;-': «nd twe sisters, Mrs. Molly Ann Brttt aad Mrs. Joel Mtneus, both of Lexlnf- ton, Term.

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