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VI VOL. XLIV—NO. Sit Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Dally News Mississippi Valley Blythcvll!* Herald . NEWSPAPER OK NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND aOUTHEABT MISSOURI ARKANSAS, MONDAY, DKCBMBKK High Command Jn UN Rushes artifioning Plan Agency to Arrange Details for Setting Up Jewish, Arab States LAKE SUCCESS, !f. T., Dee. 1. (UP) — The United Nation* high command, spurred by the outbreak of Arab-Jewish violence In Palestine, called a special meeting today to speed assembly of the machinery for partitioning Palestine. Secretary - General Trygve Lie called his Staff together with hopes of organizing within two weeks the five-nation United Nations commission which will supervise the Holy Land's transformation from a British mandate to two (sovereign states. British officials here disclosed, meanwhile, that Britain would retain control of Palestine for at least two and probably three or /our more months. This would provide the UN with precious time for organizing the commission and establishing provisional councils of government In the projected Arab and Jewish states. Britain, will remain responsible for law and order in the Holy Land during the two to four-month period between now and the official termination of its mandate. UN leaders hoped the violence P»uched off In the Middle East would halt short of organized resistance to the unprecedented UN partition plan. The Arabs boycotted the entire program. But the extent of the Arab boycott remained hazy over the weekend. .However, most officials felt it would assume more de- .clsfve proportions following conferences of the seven-nation Arab League later this week. The six Arab states in the UN (Trans- Jordan has not yet been admitted) walked off the assembly floor en masse Saturday afternoon, promptly after the General Assembly, in the most important decision it has ever made, voted to partition Palestine into sovereign Arab and Jewish states. The vote was 33 to 15 — R margin of seven votes more than the necessary two- thirds majority approval. Then, with the Arab delegations not participating, the assembly ~- Temperature Dips Twice To 24 Degrees Blylheniie residents received t sharp advance nollce from Old Man Winter over the week-end as the mercury here plummeted to lows of 24 degrees during two consecutive nights. Recorded during both Saturday and Sunday nights, the 24-degree minimum rending marked (fie lowest point the mercury has reached so far this season and the third time below-freezing , temperatures have hit here. On Nov. 12, tlie minimum here was 20 degrees, lowest prior lo this weekend. And yesterday — with a high of only 45 degrees — established a new "coldest day" thus far this season by a five-degree margin. Earlier this month, two hlghi of 50 degrees were recorded. Highest temperature here Saturday was a mild 63 degrees, accord- Ing to Robert E. Blaylock, official weather observer. - .tmnatertnatton from a British mandate to two in- ^Idependent nations. The Arabs in refusing to participate filed one by one' to the rostrum, denounced the partition decision as illegal and said that with it, the UN charter was dead. "Not dead!" said fair El Khouri of Syria, dcai\ of the Arab UN delegates, "murdered!" Later they issued a joint statement. far. milder than earlier Arab statements in the UN Palestine debate, which scored legality of the partition plan. » Tii e walkout of the Arabs was .not considered by any reliable persons as a walkout from the UN Itself, but merely from the UN's approaching Palestine partition proram. ' s _ _ ___ Young Farmer Too Busy to GotoCo//ege CHICAGO, Dec. 1. (UP) — A dart-haired 18-year-old youth, who began operating a farm three years ago when his father was killed by jMghtnlng, today turned down a College scholarship he won at the National 4-H club dairy production contest. Raymond Powers, who had to leave high school to handle the work on his 120-acre farm near Colorado Springs, Colo, said he couldn't take advantage of the scholarship "because I am too busy at the farm." Powers was named S'eslerday as one of the six winners in the dairy production contest for developing a herd of 10 prize Hoi- steins* in his "spare time." i He and the five other winners will be honored Thursday night at the annual banquet of the 4-H curb congress, which is being held In connection with the International Livestock ExiJOsltion. The other winners, all of whom will receive the 4200 scholarships, were Frederick Fay, 18, Galthers- burg, Md.; Allen Rohles. 19, Pair- grove, Mich.; Hobart M Robert- 1 ! 20, Port Jervls, N. J.; bcwey O. Harwood, New London. N C • and Clifford L. Jurgcns, 20, Sun Prarie, Wis. Four girls chosen from the state blue award group were ntmed winners In the National 4-H Frozen Foods Contest for their work with jJcen freeze units. They received ^J-e.xpense trips to the Congress. They were Marjorle Smallldge, • 17. St. Paul Park, Minn.; Janet E Johnson. 16, stevensville, Mont.; Ann Fife, 17, Canterbury, N H • and Winnie Snead, 16, Paris, Tern). Four winners of the 4-H Field Crops Contest, also were announced yesterday" The winners, all of whom will receive $200 college scholarships, were Albert Mocrker- xe. 18, Ouster, Mont.; Robert Hoffman 20, Wilson, N. Y.; Ronald Seefeldt, 20, Grand Rapid.?, N. D »nd Harold Karner,' 17, Luther, OKI). Toy Factory Fire Takes Six Lives Philadelphia Victims Were Assisting Charity Organization PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 1 i CD- Six homeless men employed In making Christmas toys for orphans were killed today and 17 more were unaccounted for In a three-alarm fire which swept through a charity organization building. Twenty other men were Injured. They were, among 08 men asleep in the second and third floor donnl- tiries when flames raged through the four-story industrial institution of the Volunteer or America, Inc. The charity group planned to resume its custom of bell-ringing, street corner Santa Clauses within a few days to raise money for Christmas baskets. However, it had not decided whether the Santa roles would be played by the men employed at the plant or at its central- city mission. Foreman Is Questioned When the flames were brought under control several hours later, Police Questioned Stanley Druist, R day foreman, who was said to have fallen asleep on an over-stuffed sofa. A night watchman told detectives that Druist'ran from first •tore-room shouting the sofa -•"'.aze. rfar' ; hal George* J. VJallag- _ a night watchman reported to-him--that the blaze started in a sofa on the first floor where a day foreman was sleeping. Once out of control. It leaped through an elevator shaft, to the upper floors. The watchman ran through the dormitories shouting an alarm, but the flames roared through the building so swiftly that the occupants had little opportunity lo escape. Some of the men leaped to safety from windows and an outside fire escape on the second floor while others were helped or carried to tlie street by firemen who bravely entered the building despite Intense heat and flames. . The men, all elderly Indigent* or transients, were employed by the organization to make toys and other articles from salvaged materials The ground floor of the ouilding was used as a salesroom and the top floor as a workroom. A lotal of 12 engine companies and four ladder trucks \vas called to the scene by the three alarms. Firemen were hampered by the subfreezing temperatures which turned water poured on the building to ice almost on contact. One fireman fell from a Ihree-slory ladder when he lost his footing on the ice-coaled rungs. Senate Action oday < n Aid Due Today on Foreig WASHINGTON Dec. 1. lU.P.l — Speaker Joseph w. Marlin, jr., said today after a meeting of the House Republican Steering Committee that he expected congress Selective Wage, Price Controls Urged for Nation Harriman Appears Before Committee To Emphasize 'Need' WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. CUP1- Secrctary of Commerce w Averol! Harrlinan warned coiiBress today hat failure to authorize "selective price nnd wage controls now may make It necessary later lo Impose a general freeze on prices and wages. Harriman lold the House Banking and Currency Committee he does not ike price and wage controls nut he said um i 1( t |,e limited powers are granted (lie administration will try fj,. st ii correct price abuses "by anneals to Industry and to consumers™ He said that a voluntary pro- Fi™" 11 t.« ollld I)C ""tlcimlncir by a thoughtless or selfish minority For Hint reason, lie added, powers to Impose limited, direct con- tiols of prices and wages, and (o set up consumer rationing on a few Items, should be granted now Adequate advance preparation makes for fairness," said, i believe that it is able to start developing Harrimnn advis- pro gram now rather than to risk the need of hasty action imer when l>e only feasible course might be to put on lhe brakes by some type o fa general ^ freeze of prices and Pressing (he admlnistratlou's campaign fo,- anti-Inflation legislation. Harriman rcllcrnlcd President Truman's request for co'n- sumnr credit controls, allocation of lailroad equlpmciil and facilities. export controls, and priority allocation powers. He said these controls can ••Firemen Get Five Alarms Over Weekend Oveihcalcd stoves and faulty (lues were the cause of three firs alarms over the weekend nnd wiring around an electric range was blamed lor a fourth, according to a report from Pire Chief Roy Head this morning^ ^.^ Members of the fire department answered two calls this morning one to 1013 west Walnut to the home of James Kcllelt where an overheated stove caused a blaze in tin- line mid one to nth and Ash Street to-a grass fire. No damage was reported from cither call. A three-room frame house at 13" West Roosevelt Street and owned by J. w. Currie, was partially destroyed by lire Sunday morning The blaze is believed to have started in the fine caused by an ovc.-- heated stove in the rear of tin- house. Damage was estimated at near $1,000, Chief Head sialcii A faulty flue and an overheale I stove were blamed for a fire which caused slight damage to the home of T. M. Herringlon at 1050 West, Holly street yesterday morning The blaze was confined to the flue with only slight damage to the wallpaper around the stove. And the home of J. E. Smolhcr- mon at 605 West Walnut was damaged considerably at noon Saturday when faulty wiring around an electric range igniled the wallpaper resulting in damage to the wnll ami attic. Most of lhe estimated $500 damage was caused by smoke Chief Head stated. 4-H Achievement Winners Donald Stolen, Jr.. 20. of Cnrllingc, Illinois, and Lavona Ttiorndykn, 18, of Lamcrt, Oklahoma p won thu Achievements trophies and ( scholarships at Ihe 20th National 4-H Club Congress In Chicago They received the prizes because of th»lr work hi the Interest*- of the cluli (NBA Tclepholo.) PMA Committee To Be Selected Mlssco Community Delegates to Meet In BlytheviHe Friday Election of a committee lo administer the Agricultural Conservation Program in Mississippi County will bo held at a convention In Blytlievlllc I'Mday It was announced today by D. E. Robinson, of the Production and Marketing Atlmlnistratlon office here. The convention will be held In the Production and Marketing Administration office here, Mr Robison saltl, it Is scheduled to get underway at 10 o'clock. Tlie country committee will be chosen by community delegates to ly. The county committee compose;! of Ihrec regular and two al- ce is com- Army and Navy Policy Checked Investigators Seek Data on Ethics in Procurement Office! WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. (UP)—A two-way congressional search for "nnhealthtness' curement and In Army-Navy pro- retirement systems es got underway today as an outgrowth of the case of Maj. Gen. Bennett E Meyers. A House Executive Expendllures subcommlllce icd the way. It called Army and Navy supply officials to a close-door meeting to explain the wartime buying practices which allegedly brought "unjustified enrichment" to several officers. In the Senate, (he! Armed Service* -..„...... „, iu,,, lllu ,,,i,y ucicgaics to «i.me senate, the.Armed Services he convention selected by the coun- Committee arranee*.Ior.» tneeUjm jys'armcMln elections hclri recent-' tomorrow on revising the military ry retirement system. The senators were especially Interested In Ihe tax-free • - —..,,.. ,,, 1,111; tn.t-ii ijt; status of disability pensions In eases where no cotnuat disability Is involved. Gas Line Pump Station Fire Fatal for Workman TEMPLE. Mich.. Dec 1 (UP) — A series or explosions , 1llc i flrcs that destroyed a natural oas pumping station near here yesterday, caused S750.000 damage and killed one man. officials of lhe consumers poser company said today. Walter Kruse. 2 9 . a 'workman, wa.s killed Instantly by tl^ blast Officials said somj Industrial' users in the Michigan area ma v be a *\tr>A t.-. _....> ^ii , "•"> uv asked to curtail use- of damage to the com gas until 24-inch to complete action on the Iiilcri lorcijjn aid oil! next fvcek. umuo^c m me company's The Senate began today its sec- Pipeline has been rcpalrc'd ond week of debate on the buT — to authorize S59T.OOO.OOO emergency aid to France, Italy and Austria. Leaders pressed for Senate passage by nightfall. Tlie House GOP Steering Committee met with Republican mcm-l bcrs of the House Foreign Affairs A single-engine Navy bomber Committee to hear an explanation: smacked Into an automobile bridce of the bill which was expected lo mv * r fh(> A"<"-I^'- n.-— ._ , . b . be brought lo ih e floor by mid- weck_ Martin said the meeting was purely Informational.' He said he personally favored the inclusion of aid for china In the bill. The Senate version contains nothing for China. The Honse bill, which is still subject to final vote In the House ^ - Affairs Committee, would provide 4480,000.000 for the three European countries and • $60,000,000 for China. The administration had asked S597.000.000 for the three European nations only. ' t have always advocated aid for China In this bill," Marlin said. "It Is just as urgent there In Europe, if we are fighting Communism in Europe we have got to ight it in Asia loo. And time Is very essential.' . Immediately ater the steering committee meeting, the House Foreign Affairs Committee resumed work on lit version of the bill. It expected t« be ready final draft tomorrow with Bomber Hits Bridge But Pilot Survives WASHINGTON, Dec. , , UP) _ I r!l1..t_ !__ -- • •-"- I " •"•• »»iuiiiuuiiij urint;C over (he Anacostla River today, but miraculously the pilot escaped injury and no vehicle., vvcrc s tnr,-k The plane struck lhe south raii of the bridge, skidded "" *"" across to U " g there> The crash occurred shortly after 9 am. EST, at a time when a heavy flow of Iraffic ordinarily is crossing Ihe bridge. Traffic was delayed clear d Ur * h '' C th<! w for almost cc * ;aBC was Fast Passenger Train Hits Switch Engine ST. PAUL, Minn . Dec. 1 .UP) _ A Burlington Zephyr passenger tram collided with a switch engine early today in the Union Station yards. Seven persons iverc hospitalized as the result of She collision but were reported not In critical condition. An eighth person was treated at the scene and others received minor injuries. tcrnate members all of whom are farmers. The new committee will take office Jan. 1, Mr. Robison snM tl«u.in°f UlC comity ' s 2G communl- Both Intpiirles were related in the tics will be represented at the con- ease of Oen. Meyers the former Air e'rnaTe 1 b £ o f?'''t gllte " ncl »" •!-««" Procurement officer w o its nlar daiecite t e |,n 'n" 06 ,° f " "*'' f"" " CC " SC<! ° f cx l' lolll »H >"* office resent tf, i "''f'"' 10 will re- for persona] gl ,|, ; . Meyers, K-IIO now Co, m tn com " lu111 ,^ " c *»'"• I r "™ s 8™nd jury action, was disehaT conimlttecmen for those commu- ! sed from the service for nervous ex n ties not previously announced arc j haustlou and was (lrawh, B }MO R Js r °" ows - 'month tax-free .mill the Air Force cut it off last week. Itep. George H. Bender, R o chairman of the House Investigating' is follows: Bassett: Leslie B. Speck, Jr.. chairman: fid Bell, Jr., vice-chairman; S'i r,' , C!llc| i' n 8s, regular member' Ed Bell, Sr., first altern.-ilc- E M Norton, second alternate Bnrdctlc: -- -••- «»u»ji- iiiru^iiuut-mij Subcommittee, declined to reveal the names of witnesses at his procurc- ..^, , ^., „, n ituL-aftu. 1 , HL ips procure- Hays Sullivan, chair- '«c»<- hearings but said public .ses- iinii- r A ,,~1 ~ ""' cl "»r- ""••"• """""Ks mil MM public ses- Tom'cSik , ' vic °- cllal "»un; <*"« would begin In about ' two Join Callls, regular member: Hollls wc <* s V. A. Jumper, first alternate; Brothers, .second alternate Carson: Bin cromer. chairman- A, Nicholson. vJce-r 1 '-' H. r ,'n' r gl '"'' mcml ><"-: Charles Cnllom, fn-st alternate; H Wren second alternate ' Urxora:,W. C. Wright. chairman- Gilbert Lynch, vice-chairman George Isbell, regular member- P d Slnmlford, first alternalc; Pnul Jackson, second alternate Milligan Ridge: G. I. Dyrd chair man; Lee Fiagg. vice-chalrtnn Austin Dobbins, regular men fc -'Wll Is Towmlcy, first alternale- Roe Jackson, second alternate. O'"A i^m' Fcrrestcr ' vice-chair,™,"- u A Looncy. regular member; W. R McDanlel, flr.st altcrnalc- n L Gates, second allcrnale Wilson: A. I.. 0,-ccnwell chairman; Harold Ohlcnclorr vice-cm r man; Lynn Trant.m. rr'mihr ,„„..," Rnspbcrry, regular member-' R' L Maxwell, first alternate; G w Potter, second allcrnale. New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open high •W38 3535 3510 3503 .1412 3410 3115 3110 3550 3G05 low 1 : .io •W35 3505 ^503 .1532 3110 30-II) 3550 313S 3570 New York Stocks 2 p.m. slocks: A T and T Amor Tobacco Anaconda Copper . Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Gcii Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Tnl Harvester North Am Avialion Republic Steel Kadio Socony Vacuum . . Studebakcr tandard of N J Texas Corp Packard S Steel Bender said the public hearing would disclose some "rather flag rant". cases of Army and Navy pro curement ofllccrs who, upon thei return to civil life, became asso ciated with firms they had dealt wllh while they were In the service "And R lot of them weren't paid peanuts;" he added. Ucndcr said that although ther were "three or four cases of unjiis lllmble enrichment" uncovered by his Investigators, he did not want to crc.itc the Impression lhat the pro curement agencies were honey combed with graft. He indicated the committee's most Important disclosures will concern cases of questionable eiJilcs rather than downright crookedness. Prisoner Makes "Cooler" Cooler and Then Gets To Help Pay for Damage Robert Southard of Blythevllle was fined $20 and costs In Municipal Court Hits morning on a charge of malicious mischief whlcli was lodged against him aflcr he kicked out two windows in the upper ti In the city Jail Saturda of cells He had been Jailed on a public drunkenness charge and was drunk when he kicked out both the Tipp and lower panes In two windows arTccST ST-IK- T. ™^ ™U ?. ^ burncdX,^ drunkenness the broken windows and costs charge. Because of ,.. mid lhe falling mercury—it hit a I of 24 degrees Saturday nighl—pr, oners in lhe.se cells had lo be trnn.,- fcrred to the county jail. By ih| s morning, new glass had been In slalled in the Jail windows. In olher courl acllon this morning, Odcll Holloway forfeited a bond of $35.25 when he failed to appc -, „..,... , lu ,„,,„, lo appear inc Lcoancse government rcplac- Iti answer a charge of driving while cd the police guard at the legation under the Influence of intoxicating with gendarmes Uniim- - rr^t. ' . IS2 5-R 67 35 7-B 98 1-4 61 5-8 35 1-8 ft? 1-8 53 1-2! Ing lhe same charpe, was set at 12 3-4 $30.25 and his case continued until 81 ! Saturday. He pleaded nol gullly. R 3-1 Six persons arre.sled by city po- •26 1-2 \ lice were assessed a lolal of SH625 9 3-4 in fines and court cost,? in court Ihls I liquor. Bond for Willie Jones, Negro, fac 163-8 ID 5-8 7.i 1-8 68 4 3-4 15 7-6 morning on charges of public drunkenness while four others forfeited bonds totaling $81. Two persons arrested by county officers on Ihe same charge forfeited bonds of $31,25 each. Blood is Spilled Over UN Decision To Split Palestine Arab Leader Colls 3-Day General Strike To Protest Partitioning ' JBRUSA1JDM-, Dec. i. <u,>) _ y' 0 , 0 '*!..*l\ !cl1 .''»« !«"o,i H lives l the Middle East slnc n Iho unit- In S'i "fi'llons *clii«i to intrlttioii I'alesllne brake out »fresh In ,ic- isiilem t(xlay n « Arab : ih !l t , col " u ' u of »<"•, l« Wock the decision . A Polish' jnw ».„, s|lol nl|() wounded gravely outside the Damascus gate here at midday. Officials Mid ho wns hospUallwd with neck wounds. Mrsl reports of i il( . ed The Arab HI 8 lier Cohnnlttc[! call- O f » Ihree-day gciicni] »| r lk :l><) 1.000,000 Arabs In 1'alr, Jflilnnliur. tomorrow. The coimult- ,ee blunliy lermcd Iho UN dcdslo, • ^declaration ol war." The. Arab League suinmoncd Its carters (o nicel Sulurday In Cairo lo map slralcjjy for "safeguarding Palestine for the' Arabs." In announcing Ih,. meotliiif. Prom ItJ'acl Al-Sulh of Lebanon. \v will ))rcslde, voiced conviction (hut Ihe partition ugrcomenl novel would lie carried nut. A chunoi- of Arab protest arose all over the Middle East. The Iraq parliament opened session wllh a speech by the regent, Crown Prince Abdul-Illah expressing lhat country's determination to help "save Palestine l>\ »" means, regardless of sacrifices ' More limn 3.000 Arab sdidenl- crashed through B mml lines around Abaulne 1'alace In Cairo crying for King F'arouk to "flrn Ihe first »hot." The Arabic press splashed lurid headlines proclaiming that bloodshed was In Ihe offing. \ . American Tukw Prtoautlonj Arabs demonstraled violently lr Lebanon. William Qtmrtenuan. U S. military allaclu'. mounted machine guns to protect his office It was not attacked, but the Arab; smashed windows of (he Trans- Avuhlan Oil Company'* offices. Tlit Leliaiu'.ie Communist ['arts circulated pamphlets proclaiming that It was ready to "fight for the liberation of Palestine from Zionist Imperialism." In Tciamnl. Eritrea. 3,000 persons demonstrated against a show by Moslem League members Sixteen -persons were Injured. •'• • • In Jerusalem. MX) Arab youths paraded through the old oily shout- Ing demands for.th c return of (he exiled grand mufti. Ha) Aniln t Hussclnl. Jewish buses' were stone, near the Jaffa Gale. Other Arab youths sinned Ihe Czechoslovak consulate In jcriun- lem, shouting "down with Czechoslovakia." Police finally dispersed them. Palestine's borders were inilot Any action of an Invasion jinturc still was In the planning singe, evidently on > more or h'ss long- range basis, "This Is a rlcclaralion of war against Ihe Arabs," Dr. Ilussch Klinldl, secretary general of tho Arab Higher Committee, announced aflcr conferring nine hours wtlh his colleagues. The higher commll- lec Is »n organization of Palestine Arabs. "We never wanted to lie'Iho ag gressors but we are willing lo flglu for every inch of our country whlcli might lend lo tragedy for Ihe entire mldtllc east." he said. "We believed In American justice but we never Imagined Jewish voles counlccl more with Tnunan The crusade of Islam is under way We are prepared to meet the challenge." As Palestine's Jews celclnaler wildly yesterday, seven Jews wer< slain In the Holy Land by Arab; and seven Arabs were klllcd'by Jew- In Syria. Three Arabs hiding In an orange grove along the Petah Tlqvri-wil- helma road riddled a. busload o! Jews with bullet.';. They killed fiv< and wounded II. Another Jew'lsli M-omnn was killed In a colony neat Wllhelmn and a man was shol down In tlie Snlaiiuili <pmrler between Jaffa and Tel Aviv. A mob or Syrians, aflcr rlnplnji down Ihe American flag over Hit United Stales legation In Damascus yesterday, attacked headquarters of Ihe Syrian Communist Party. They apparently were vcntl"" their rngc on the local Commiinl for Russian support of the par tion. Dnl. Ihe Syrian commimisls o encd up on Ihe mob wllh n rnac Ine gun. Three members of .. mob. described ns "sludeiiLi." we killed. The mob set fire to Ihe nist'. rti th munists to death. ow Lebanese Government •is- To Curb Demonstrators BEIRUT. Dec. I. (UP)— Stirdc . . . — dcmonslrators smashed windows Ihe American legation here today an outburst against the United N tions decision to partition Pale llne. t The Lebanese government repla The American and Frrnch legation. 1 ; in Damascus were attacked yesterday. Reports' from Damascus said the reason the Soviet legation was nol attacked was a warning from Ihe Russians that they would open lire on any attackers. Soybeans Price* f.o.b. Chicago: open high low close Mar 335 335 .183 393 May .... 383% 393% SflO'.j 3M'.SA Communists Hurl All-or-Nothing Threat to France would ..--, today, announcing that it never negotiate to settle Fiance's chaotic strike. i< measure.? mw befoie Hie Assembly became taw. * The sudden breakoff at feeler* oward negotiation semd blunt no- SS^Li!? ^S-sr-pS! jo ballle the (fovernment all alonj the line, regardless of what hap- New ulrlkes plagued the counlry 'Jh c uwembly IV" 1U . . Comm "''' s l-oreated bedlam Crisis in France Slows Big Four Bidault to Make Hurried Trip to Paris Late Today Dec. I. (U.P.)—Hie J'rcnch crisis, h, which Ihe "cold war' between th» East « Ild (| lc West was being fouglit with »o o.i Instead „( wor< |,, ihrcMenert today lo slow down still further I'orofoii Minister Georges nldault of rrnnco planned lo return to . p ." lls '""Wit r <> r '"'sent con.iiillH- bors* * frll ° W cabmcl mcm Jf ho Is absent tomorrow, Blriault mlRlH assign his deputy. Maurice Cpuve de Miirvillc. u> .sit in for Win an (he council of Foreign Ministers. But no decisions would bu possible without Bidault at the conference table. Sccrclnry of Stale Clcor K e O. Marshall continued ronsultallom with his delegation and slaff on German polloy. He .planned i private meeting with foreign Sec£ my Ernest Bevhi , of" oreal uilliiln soon. Rebuffed In hi, first ailemnl lo l"»ve a quiet talk wllh Fordim Minister v. M. Arolotoc of Russia Marshall was anxious to try to c ear up with H cv |n snme outstanding Anglo-American deadlocks. Marshall W as reported trying lo mend a split, ,„ ,„,, „ s . dclegi- an'j 1 dc°n W Lii. J0 '"' F " Sl " Ehl " M the nuh'r should be controlled. Marshall In Muke Hr<-l»lo.i Erentnally, Marshall will decide whether lh e views of Dulles or Cay shall prevail and probably will hicoipoi-iite his decision In an Imporlant statement of jsollcy on pel-many to bo delivered this woek before the Conference of Foreign Ministers. He will demand again lhat Germany be unified for cco- ncmilc uurnmM. that M m \»\ bar , , ro » ar- rers Ixi Immediately removed and that a provincial government all the Reich be created .Marshall tailed In tils' first, .1- lempt lo set up a private, Informal laik with Hussla's ^folfllov and most observers consl<lcrc(l Molo- Ipvs refusal to see Marshall more s. B nlfici\nt limn apiiearcd on the siirface. Ambassador Lewis DOUK- n.i on 71-Wny l nv |t c d Rfololov To huvi! limcli today with hint and Marshall. Mololov begged off, say- I'IK lie had other engagement.'!. It was lhe first time since Mar shall became ___!... that ho ever sought meeting with Mololov. He' never . never talked lo Mololoi- privately In the seven weeks of the foreign min isters conference last March and April in Moscow, or anywhere else. Mrs. Lemarre Testifies in Meyers Probe ln Pail, subway system WM em WM paralyzocl when worker, walked ouk "' ,, * general hit one department of Sou- llicm Fiance The General Confederation .n,ct to take ° " cctlng ' tllB : "The conlederatlon bureau Hatw that no new neuotlHtioju could be Kin once Ihe infamous law ' now Only CommuttliU Siia Only th« Commimlsls, who ire l"i B *OQT' 0r ii lnn i™ He lcad * rs hlP <* lhe CQTs 6,000,000 memberj, slpt- ditedI U a!l "°"" <;c '" l!nt ' T 'i»t indi- *pKrt. The non-Communist minor? uy headed by Leon Joluux said It would Lwu« it* own ntntement later, 1 lie situation deteriorated on all a We*. The walkout of workers from nee Paris power stations cut off the current to opemte the subway or mt'lro, stranding thousand* if. not mlllEons. •Ihe capital getn the bulk of tt« « Klrlclly from ,the provinces, »nd most ol th« current itlJl wu /lowing generally. In the Department of Alpe* M«.' limes in Southern France 11 general strike was ordered Usl night. It became effective thlt morning, ill* normal activity of Eh. entire; province was knocked out Dispatches from Nice j'uld Km* gas and electricity still wu going lo homei, but communicaiions-ariS transport worker* were out Bulld- ng »nd metal worker* reporWd, that, the itrlke was £» per cent effective In their lines. Nlc« city workers were out. Tentative negotiations between tht! COT unions and the gbvorn- inn , . * *" ul ° B"vurii- lor 'V 01 -' 1 ' hsi1 b * en 8 P°""»o. ««d win* slgn« nerc.seen Saturday night that they .might bear fruit. But today's announcement smashed any hopes of that, so far a* th« bulk of lhe workers weic concerned, unless—and IHUe chance of ttii* was seen—they went, diieclly agahul the communist leadership they had followed so fir. Red l>eputl« Filibustering Communist deputies started flli- buslerlng against Schuman's drastic program as soon as the assembly secretary »f «». . " ru « rl " n M «<x>» *s the assembly S7 a°U l ± °^'™?L P»™*?. .««»», th-i .—, Oec. I. (UP)-Mrs. Mildred Latnarre, the attrac live Inunctlc secrclary whom Ma 1 Con. Bennett E. Meyers described ns his one-lime "girl friend," went >cforc » federal gram! Jury today to te.sltfy about his wartime business deals. Mrs. I.amarre. who has denied Hie general's version of their relationship, WH.S nervous and uiunil]- iiii; as .she wiw called before the grand Jury. Also slated ta testify today were her husband. .B. H, Lamarrc, and her brother, T. E. Readnower, the nicsidonl and vice president of Av- lallon Elctlrlc Co. They told Senale Investigators lhat Ihcy were Just (lummy ofllceis and kicked back most nf ihelr wartime salaries to Meyers. They said Meyers really conlrnilMl the firm. Meyers denied this charge, con- lending that he set up the company only because of ills long-standing romance wllh Mrs. Lamarre. The government is believed to be seeking perjury and subornation of perjury Indictments against Meyers at lhe present grand jury session, on lhe basis of the conflict between ht.s .story and those of most other Semite witnesses. Later, the government also may charge Meyers with Income tax evasion, 1 war fraud anil conspiracy lo defraud the gov- ermnelH. The Lamarres and Readnower arrived here today from "Dayton, o. They held a long conference with U. S. Attorney George Morris JViy before lhe grand Jury session began. Lamarre told a Senate War Investigating Committee the general secretly owned the Ohio subcon- racting firm. Aviation Electric Corp.. and cleared $131,000 In 'kickback" profits. Weather ARKANSAS — Fair and warmer oday «nri tonight. Tuesday partly loudy with modcraU tempcmtures. desks; shouted, insulted, member* ol tlie opposition and reflected upon tlie resistance records of hon-^ •' Communist deputies. Strikes hit'the gas and water systems of Paris almost as rinrd a» they did the subways. Gas, water and electric service were being systematically reduced. Just after noon; the three power stations (rer» abandoned and all subways stopped. Thousands on their way home to lunch were stranded. The subwai* carry 4,000,000 fares a day, mor» than the buses can possibly handle. Twenty men stopped one suburban train, put the fireman and engineer out of lhe locomotive, switched It Into a barn and extinguished the fire in the engine, passengers, were left stranded in th» cold. As soon as the assembly met, Jacques Duclos, leader of the 182 Communist deputies started trying to delay proceedings by asking for a long public vote on lhe "real date ol today's session." Since yesterday's debate was held with trie clocks slopped at midnight Nov. 29, Duclos i'rgued that today's session could be considered as taking place yesterday. "You are trying to stop Die cours» of history," he shouted at the op- ' position. ' The first part'of Schuman'i program, a new "law for defense of the republic," was passed lost night. The bills under consideration (today were aimed almost exclusively at stopping the Comniunistg.'from getting control of unions and-Using the strike as R political'weapon, Pupils in Three Schools Get an Extra Holiday When Furnace, Goes 'Out' Students of Blytheville's juniof and'senior high school Mid Central Grade School received ao "extra day", on their Th*i,ksgirin» holiday vacations' when 'school KM. dismissed this mbrrilhi''due 'to » ' brealc-<Jown In the heating system. " • t A itoppage in * drain line 'of Hie furnace which supplies ill ;hree buildings with he at, stepped ;he water circulation, shutting oft ie»t In the buildings, w B. Nicholson, luperlnlendent of schools taid. . The boiler n»s been rejiiUred, Mr. Nicholson Mid, and school will re-open tomorrow morning at the regular time, . '

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