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BLYTHE TUX DOMINANT NCWtWAttai OF NOBTHJUUCT />Br«l*»*» AND •OUTKXAn IUWOUK1 VOIi. XLIV—NO. 218 BlytherUl* Courier • BlytheviU* Daily Ntw* Mississippi Villej BlythniU* Herald BLYTHEVILLB, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, DECEMBER I, 194T TWELVB PAGE* poram jrm 11,694,000-Bale^andDeer Cotton Yield for '47 Now Forecast Estimates Upped By Federal Bureau On Dec. 1 Estimate WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (U.P.)—The Agriculture De partment, in It* final report of the 1947 cotton crop, to- Hunters Off to Lakes, Forests Blythevlll* ntmrods, hundreds strong, took to the hills, Talley* and lowlands today to hail th« opening ot both deer and duck season* la Arkansas. Several business concern* In Bly- thevllle were left with only skeleton crews to carry on th* routine business while th* boss-and other workers . took a few days off for duck and Ue«r shooting and others combed the farmlands of Eastern Arabs Organize To Use Force to Halt Partitioning Violence Continues In No-Man's Area and Four Jews Are Slain Arkansas In search for quail. The season opened last week. day estimated this year's production a t 11,694,000 bales. ' The final forecast was 189,000 bales above the Nov. 1 forecast. Officials said the crop would be adequate to supply all domestic and export requirements. The production estimate, based on Dec. i information, compares •with last year's abnormally small production of 8,640.000 bales and a 1936-45 average of 12,390,000 bales. The Bureau of Agricultural Economics said that Increases In prospective production In California and Texas accounted for most of the increase in estimated 1947 prxH duction. • | In California, ths weather during the growing and harvesting season was highly favorable, the department said. Indicated production there Is 75,000 bales above the Nov. 1 forecast. An upturn of 110,000 bales /•ifor Texas was attributed to "ex- "tremely good yields being realized in the high plains counties." . Lint yield per acre was computed at 265.4 pounds. That Is 30.1 pounds above last year's harvest and 14.8 pounds above the 10-year average. Acreage for harvest was estimated at 21,387,000 as compared with 18,190,000. last year and a 10-year everage of 24,517,000 acres. Abandonment this year amounted to only'lj per certt of the acreage in cultivation on July 1, the department said. The Bureau of Census reported 10,056,347 .bales ginned from 1»46 crop prior to Dec. 1. That compares with 73*7,490 in 1M< and 7.382,667 in 1»45. : ;The production estimate by. states- Texas, 3.360.SOO bal**;. 'Mississippi, 1,555,000; Arkansas. :i,lM«X>;: Alabama. 935,000; CaUjorilia, 7*0.000; Georgia, 660,000; Carolina, «40,000; Tennessee, '$15,000;' : North Carolina, 440.00O; Loulstahs.'.SOS.OOO; The second week of the state's split deer season opened, at sunrise this morning and will remain open until sundown Sunday night Duck season opened at noon today for a «5-day stand. According to a statement made recently by the State Game and Pish Commission a large number of ducks have been reported present in the rice growing areas of Cralghead, Lawrence and Arkansas counties and hunting In these areas should be good. Developments In Palestine BT Robert Miller (United Pres* Start Correspondent) JERUSALEM, Dec. a. (UP) — Renewed violence broke out In Palestine today as leaders of seven Arab states gathered In Cairo to Plan a Holy war against the partition of Palestine. Four Jewish bustnes men on their way to work were stabbed to death in the "no-man's-land" between Tel Aviv and Jaffa. The body of a slain Arab was found in Jaffa, raising to S3 the deatlia which Palestine has suffered since the United Nations voted to partition the Holy Land. Sporadic fire between the twin cities on the Mediterranean coast Th* deer situal Ion U about the ' continued through most of the same as it was during the. November season, the report said. According to official figure* released by the- commission 1,395 deer were killed legally by 27,338 hunters during the first week of the season. Th«: commission reported that 83 deer-were killed Illegally. 1947 Income Tax Law is Upheld Arkansas Supreme Court Reverses Pulaski Chancellor night and early morning hours. The fire was directed mostly at a Jewish factory which Arabs attempted to burn. The Arabs were driven back by Kagana, th* Jewish defense force. Scores of other stabbing and stoning Incidents were reported throughout Palestine. Most of them were on highways in Arab areas. Unofficial British source disclosed that an "alarming proportion" of Arab policemen were deserting, taking their weapons with them. In some areas, the British said, ' 35 per cent of the Arab policemen hsd abandoned their posts. The British were attempting to offset this loss by recruiting more Jews for the police force. The British will 'control the police until the British mandate over Palestine ends. This map spots the latest deelppcnenta In the explosive Palestine situs tion. in four Palestinian cities (1), riot continued—Jaffa Ar»Jt» attack- Ing the Jewish oily of Tsl Avly, xlllnlf'thrst Jews; a Jew was killed in Haifa; ond several shootings were reported in Jerusalem. Arab demonstrations against the partition were held In Baghdad (2), Oalro (3), and Beirut (4), while other Important Middle Eastern cttle«,_ luch as Damascus (() and Aleppo («), were virtually »hul- down. (NTEA Telephoto.) Peace of World 'is Endangered By L/.S., Russian Differences Truman Ends Vacation, flies To Washington KEY WEST, Fla., Dec. 8. (U.P.) President Truman flew back to Washington after enjoying a five day Florida vacation. The Chief Executive and members of his staff drove to nearby Boca chlca Naval Air Station and boarded the presidential plane, "The Sacred Cow" for the flight back to the capital. Mr. Truman was pink from the sub-tropical sun and greatly rested. He Is scheduled to land In Washington at 3 p. m. after a flight that will carry him over the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic. What rest the President got in Florida will stand him in good stead for the rigorous winter of official routine ahead of him. His first chore will be completion of the Marshall Plan message he will send to the special session of Congress. Between now and the first of the year the President also must complete the massive budget for ^the next year and his state of the ••union message for the regular session of Congress which begins in January. Baptist Training Union Leaders Plan Misseo Rally The Mississippi county Baptist Training Union Rally and annual planning meeting will be held at the First Baptist church here, beginning at 7 pjn. tomorrow night, the Rev. Bmmltt Cross, associational director, announced today. This will be one of the 40 Training Union Rallies held throughout the state and representatives of 30 churches in the County are expected to attend, the Rev. Mr. Cross said. The Rev. W. E. Speed, pastor of Lake City First Baptist Church and the Rev. James Fitzgerald, pastor of the Walnut Street Baptist Church, Jonesboro, will be special speakers. By Bo* Brown United Prtmt Staff Cocrecpeodent LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. ». (UP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court today upheld the validity of one of Gov. Ben Laney's 1947 revenue laws by reversing a Pulaski Chancery decision. The •Pulaski court had granted an injunction forbidding Revenue Commissioner Otho A.. Cook from collecting tax money'from the Wal- ters'Dry Goods Co.,t of Stuttgart, as' iquind in Act 136 of .1947. The act allowed a taxpayer to de- in- ai'.ln com- 'lawtviOT h which"' ru'ecf "fnaT'the "stale might levy\a tax"only on net income.^ Today's decision, written by Associate Justice E. L. McHaney, said that.the state "may make exemptions, levy different rates ... and make such deductions' as it may choose." It added that the limit of the deduction under consideration was a "valid exercise of legislative power." Associate Justice R. W.. Robins dissented \on the grounds that under th« 1925 opinion .the exemption could not be set up. "I fear that much of me tax- 1 payers' assurance Is being whittled away when we hold that the legis-. lature may arbitrarily say that, for the~ purpose of computing income tax, the taxpayer's net income :s much larger than it actually is," Robins wrote. MisMo Case Affirmed The supreme court reversed a Pulaski Chancery decision upholding Ernest B. Murrell In setting up his own exterminating firm in Little Rock. The court held that Murrell's contract with the Orkin Exterminating Co., was valid and did not allow him to set up a private business within 12 months after resigning as their manager. The court affirmed a Mississippi Circuit Court decision allowing the Lee .Wilson Company to recover *351.71 for alfalfa meal destroyed in a St. Louis and San Francisco railroad boxcar fire June 20, 1946. The court found that the fire was not caused by a spark from a Frisco engine, but held that the railroad already had accepted the meal for shipment and was liable for its loss. In other action, the court took under submission for possible decision next week a Craighead County case in which County Judge Cy Bond was awarded *500 for alleged libelous statements made by the West Memphis News. The court enrolled Austin Mc- Kasklll of Little Rock as tlcing attorney. The communal wracked Palestine rioting which was 'mild com' pared to th*: ; 3prt-'war Which tt)» Arab le.gii*/pl*nned. j* 4 .^ v . •roths' •**•«. Arab nation* arrived In Call* to work oat a program for tendlnc gun* and men to Palestine. Tee league decided last October to fight against partition, bat de-' l*yed plans for carrying out the decision until UN actually voted to split the Holy Land Into Arab and Jewish state*. Arrangements for the Arab League meeting were completed when the exlld grand inultl .of Jerusalem, Ha]'Ainid el Husseihl. flew Into Cairo frpnv Lebanon. Source* close - to .th^mutti said", he, planned' to stay In CWro only a short while, then' return to Lebanon until: he can enter Palestine to direct the Arab campaign against partition. Coincident with the Arab League meeting In Cairo, the Jewish Defense Army. Hagana, was feverishly recruiting for any attack the Arab leaders may order. As the fighting in Palestine went Into 1 Its second week, the total of dead was 83, including 83 Jews. It was believed that more than 300 had been hurt, The Arab leaders meeting in Cairo were the premiers of the seven Arab nations. They have Indicated clearly that all Arab countries will defy any and all powers in Palestine and send help to the Arabs there. Sources within the league said the current meeting was merely a continuation of the October, session, when It was agreed to hold Arab armies In readiness in case Palestine was partitioned. New subjects to be discussed include the relations of the Arab league with the United Nations, which partitioned Palestine; what diplomatic steps can be taken to forestall partition, and the raising of funds for the Arab cause In the Holy Land. If, by diplomatic action, the Arabs could prevent the partition of Palestine, the threat of war would be lifted. But the Arabs were evidently not very hopeful of diplomatic actions doing any good. . Military action, It was believed, would await the British evacuation of Palestine next Spring. After some guerrilla action, it was believed that regular Arab troops would enter the Arab state of Palestine and establish bases there before driving Into the Jewish state. • Ar VJrgN (Unit** rtm Staff C«*res|Mndent| VATICAN CITY, Dec. 8. (UP)r--AuthoriUtiv« Vatican sources warned today that relations between the United States and Russia have deteriorated to th* point where "differences between thi two coloiii may lead to a new conflict" unless the present trend is reversed. This somber warning emerged *— - - - from conservations: with policy-Influencing officials of this tiny Catholic state which Is, famed as the world's most thorough mad sensitive <trplomaUc listening post. I found 'pessimism her* as deep, If not deeper, than In any of the other 10 European capitals I have visited In the past three months. To a specific question, one high prelate who has the confidence of Pope Pius XU replied: "Yes. The general outlook, for peacs •!• much worse than a' year ago" His teekons MeUng this •eat- hwhMM the great nflation Cures .' '' ,. •Urged by Eccles Chairman of Federal Retftrve Board Asks Conaressionjri,Action b*. Into tw*. p«t»r>*«f 'iii" h thr New York Stocks 2 p.m. Stocks:: A T and T 152 1-2 Mkmcr Totacco •Anaconda copper . . Belh Steel Chrysler Gen Elcclvic Con Motors Montgomery Ward . . N Y Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation . . R'public Sleel Rndio .....-..,. Socony Vacuum . .... Studebaker Standard of N J , "... Texas Corp 65 1-2 33 7-» 97 3-t «0 1-4 34 t-8 X 3-4 52 12 1-3 .. I 3-i .. 253-4 .. » 1-2 .. It 1-5 .. 19 1-4 ,. 14-1-4 .. M 3-4 .. 4 »-« U S Sleel H Schoolmasters to Meet C. of C. Members Cast Ballots in Annual Election Voting in the Chamber of Commerce annual election of directors will end at > p.m. tomorrow and after ballots have been certified Wednesday, both old and new boards of directors will meet Thursday to elect officers for IMS. Voting, as In past years, is being done by mall ballots. Thursday, the out-going and holdover directors will meet at-3 p.m. At Z:30 they will be Joined by the 12 new members elected directors for Ihe election of officers. Blytheville School Superintendent W. B. Nichols n, LuTora High School Principal J. W. Cady and prac- I possibly several others from Mississippi County will attend the monthly meeting of the Northeast Arkansas Schoolmasters Association tonight at Jonesboro. Mr. Nicholson is vice president of Uie group, organized last month. ' Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy, cold er today and In Southeast and extreme "South portions tonight. Low temperatures 28 to 32 in Northern and Central portions tonight. Tue* day partly *ool*r. cloudy and continued the threat *f vil 'war Inherent in tlw Mrrefet widespread agitation In France and Italy, and the "noUeeaWe lack of Christianity and bretherr hood" ill deattnc.wrth almost all of the biggest . problems upon ithkh the great powers disagree, Another source of pessimism was found in the discouraging resuHs of the recently completed Holy Bee mission to South America In 'an effort to alleviate the problem of European displaced persons through imurigration- Msgr. Palo Hertoli, a diplomat attached to the Vatican secretariat of state, was sent to South America last August-10 as part of Pope Pius effort to cooperate with the International refugee organization. He contacted both the foreign secretaries and Catholic bishops in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Peru, Chile, Venezuela and Columbia, but had to report almost completely negative results upon his return to the Holy See. Europe Still Needs Help He found the best possibilities were in Argentina and Venezuela but he said that even these countries faced "tremendous difficulties" in-realizing Immigration plans already adopted. In view of his report, the Vatican, which considers the displaced persons Europe's greatest human problem, is recommending two possible solutions: Either North America should further reduce Its Immigration barriers, or European countries should try to get the suffering DP's out of refugee camps by absorbing them gradually. On the general economic situation, the consensus of numerous reports reaching the Vatican li that conditions are slightly Improved in Eastern and Western Europe over year ago but production Is still short of the minimum needed. One Vatican official summed it up: "The situation in Europe on food, clothing, and housing Is better than last year but generous' American help is still vitally necessary.' Strike Situation In France Shows Big Improvement Communists W«9« Losing SrniggU to Disrupt Nation PARIS, Dec. I. (UP) — Tin Civil servants Federation and Paris subway workers refused to obey a strike call by their Communist union leaders today and the number of idle workers In Prance fell be low th* 1,000,000 mark. The subway and bus strike ii Paris failed, so badly that the General Union of Metropolitan Subway Workers culled off a 4B-liour "(teuKuislriitlou strike" to<lny. Subway service had been nonna since not enough workers obeyed the strike call U> slow service. A couple of suburban.bus lluw ..topped operations, but parts buses continued their sohcrUilcs even though labor leaders had strewn nails In the streets to puncture their tires. Miners In the northern coal fields went back lo work under police Hud army protection from Communist "commando" squnds. He- ports indicated that strikers—there had been a total of 2,000,000 four days ago—were going back to their Jobs In the provinces In slcndlly increasing' numbers. Railroad workers rcUirncd last, night in the port of St. Naznlre and the rait strike In the Rennes area ended this morning. Schedules were reported "normal" in all Purls, stations,and so little remained of ths roll strike that the roads announced they oonld "nAsure- schedules again." Strike Votes .l>ef rated The strike of civil servants turned out little better than the subway strike. Only a fow workers failed to report In Paris at the various ministries tiiul It failed to take hold in the provinces. The finance and tax department's workers .in Pau voted unanimously against striking. Workers in many departments in Coutanw* and other non-Communist towns and cities voted unanimously against striking. The Intel union of postal, telegraph and telephone department workers of Le Mnni expressed Itself more positively in 'a "communique." It "estimated that the entire strike movement was unjustified in view of: the actunl situation.", -x,i_.>.v. 1 The General confederation of Molotov Prepares - • • • i New Statement On German Policy LONDON, D*e. 8. (U.P.)—Soviet Foreign Minister 1. M. Mofeiov rcfuMd today U coMUcr any rtvUion of th* Potsdam airr««metit, maintaining that *inct it.wa* deviMtl by chief* of government it could not be modified by thf foreign minister*, . LONDON, Dec. 8. (U.P,)—Soviet Foreign Minister V." M. Molotov submitted to the Council of Foreign MinUterf jiwt before today'* meeting «T Soviet proposal designed to break the Big Four procedural deadlock on German eco* Louis to Retain Title NEW YORK, Dec. S (UP) — The New York State Athletic Commission, »t a special meeting, today refused to reverse Friday's decision In favor of heavyweight champion Joe Louis over Jersey Joe Walcott. It did, however, congratulate Walcott upon his "splendid performance." the country advanced stages of Inflation." The longer corrective < action is postponed," he said, "the more severe will be the inevitable reaction.". . .• • . :,. Eccles appeared before the House Banking Committee;., to explain anew his plan curb, infla-, lion. Eccles would require banks to hold a special reserve fund In addition to their existing regular reserves. This would reduce the amount of money they could lend. He stressed that he was speaking for the Board of Governors of the federal reserve 'and not for the administration or for the presidents of the 12 federal reserve banks. Eccles said the need for the special reserves would be lessened If Congress would restore controls on consumer installment credit and If stricter appraisals and less liberal credit terms were applied under various federal housing programs. Eccles testified as Congress began what was scheduled to be the last two weeks of its emergency session wtth anti-Inflation measures still in the discussion stage. House and Senate comraiUees have yet to' complete hearings on the ID-point anti-Inflation program proposed by President Truman when the session began three weeks ago, and many Republican leader.! are swinging behind voluntary methods of combatting high prices. Eccles said that unless the Federal Resenre Board Is given Increased powers to force banks to set up special reserves, "we may be exposed to unbridled expansion of bank credit." Present powers, he said, are "insufficient to restrain further bank credit expansion." He also repeated recommendations which'he made In earlier appearances before congressional committees for Increased productivity, longer hours of work, a moratorium on further wage Increases and expansion of government savings bond sales. Labor, »aid,lh« workers pf Le Mans, "subordinated Itself to'a political party." Therefore, thevpoiU), telegraph arid telephone workers Iri'Le Mans proposed to form mr Independent union. At Brest, two Independent seamen's unions "voted to return to work and went to their Jobs at once. Metallurgical workers of the Flves- Ulle lactory reported for work in loon. In Caen, all building work- returned to their Jobs. "RXI Capital" ( W««ens In Marseille, the "Red Capital" of France, only a few civil servants were on strike. Most of them were school tthchers who went, out duyx ago. The Federation of Police o{ Bouclien DurMone department Informed Its members it was their duty to stay on the Job "in the country's present delicate situation." With llic antl-snbolnge laws- in effect, reports of sabotage fell oft sharply. There were only three in the last 12 hours, and all were on railways. The worst was derailment of th« Lyon-Parls Express. U was going slowly and »none was Injured. Officials said the extent to which the civil servants and subway workers answered the strike calls probably would determine whether the confederation of labor would resume negotiations With the government. f Predominantly Communist leaders of the confederation last night refused the government's "final" peace offer of J12.60 a month as soon as work was resumed. They renewed their demands for a new guaranteed minimum wage. There was some belief that the Communists were looking for a way to save face. But •!! the back-to- work movement and refusals to sUrt new strikes kept up, It appeared that the Communists would be left with nothing but defeat. Foreign Aid Bill Vote Due Today Price Limitations Feature Is Okayed By House Committee WASHINGTON, Dec. *. (UP) — Ttie Huus* Foreign Affairs committee today agreed to net prlc* llm- lUUon* on goods bought In othsr countries under th« 15*0,000,000 emergency foreign relief program The committee voted to support such an Amendment sponsored by Rep. Karl Mundt, R., 8. D. It agreed that Mundt should sponsor ths amendment during Home action today on the bill to provide emergency aid for !"rance, Italy, Aus trla and China. House leaders hoped for passage of the bill late today unless there is extensive argument over amendments. The bill provides that not more than 36 per cent, of .the authorised funds could be Used to buy commodities outside the United States at price* in excess of the delivered cost In this country. The Mundt' amendment would stipulate that In no event should these foreign purchases be made 1 a prices more than 10 per cent abov the domestic cost. AmendmcnU Considered The committee mst early today 10 consider the advisability of itmeiuiiUcuU which were suggested lost week in opening debate on the -meHMir*.--The Mundt - a'mendraent was' the only one approved before the House'con ven»A at noon for a session which, leaders hoped would biiaif" passage by nightfall.-There was »<s!rong possibility, hdvfever, that debate on other controversial amendments would delay passage at. least until tomorrow; Ths first amendment on'the lloor came from Rep. Edwin A. Hall, R., N. Y., who proposed that the Agriculture Department send' 100 to 600 county agriculture and home demonstration agents to'Europe to advise the recipient nations on their farm programs. Nearly a score of amendments wer» in the offing as' the emergency relief measure was thrown oiwn to revision alter two days of general debate. Rop. Sol Bloom of New York, ranking Democrat and former chairman of the 'House F Affairs Committee, predicted the bill would pass by nightfall with 10 more than 96 dissenting votes. Xhei; supporters, however, felt he as too optimistic. Names of Eight Now in Congress, 18 Former Members on "Red" List Soybeans (Price* f.o.b. Chicago) open high Mch 3«1 3*1 May ITS J77 low close 3»0 JTJA New York Cotton open high low 1:30 Mar 3*94 M15 MS 36tt Mar BK HTO B" 3S * July . .;.,.«* »*» MM M33 Oct 3152 1100 3115 3131 By Lyfe O. Wilson United Pms »tafT correspondent WASHINGTON, Dec. *. (U.P.)—Twenty-Three present and former members of Congress were among the sponsors'of th* Communist controlled win-the-peac* movement which the JusOot Department has no* blacklisted. All but one at the sponsors were Democrat*. Th* exception was Rep. Vlto Marcantonto, American Labor Parly member from New York, whose support of the Communist Party Is notorious. Four congressional sponsors*withdrew their name* after disclosure in early spring of 1W« of th« Communist Ulnt attaching to th* movement. The wln-the-peac* conference was held In the auditorium of the Commerce Department. Rep. Adolph Sabath, D, III., was principal congressional sponsor of the win-the-pe*ce conference. He and most other congressmen seemed unimpressed by pre-conference rt- portv that the movement was Inspires! *r OoiuauniaU lor their ewa 24 in Hospitals Due to Coaf Gas In Big Apartment HARTFORD, Conn.. Dec. 8. (UP — Twenty-four persons were taken to hospitals and several others were treated at the scene by police surgeons today when they were over come by coal gas fumes which swept through the three-story Roya Apartments. Five of lh« victims were report ed In a serious condition at St Francis Hospital, where eight oth ers also were under treatment. Seven persons were admitted It Hartford Hospital and four to Mu nlclpal Hospital. Police chief Michael J. Godfre; said help was rushed to the • partmcnt house after a tclcphon call saying there was "trouble there. Police Surgeon Dr. Morris Win! eck revived several of the occu pants with Inhalators and ordered ths others removed to hospitals. Godfrey said that the • fumes _, , spread through the three-story dred sponsors including the con- brick building because the furnace tresslonsl group. Most of the con-, fire"hsd been banked with ail of political purpose:. "That's the bunk, 1 * Sabath replied when asked then whether he knew he stood as prime Washington sponsor for sn organization which Communists intended to use politically. After Sebath's send-off announcement that the conference would take pi»«. ">« ' nM f Work- erv New York Communist newspaper, published a list of several hun- Realtors Plan Two-County Meeting Here Members of the Greene County nd Blylhcvllle Real Estate Boards ,rlll hold a Joint dinner meeting at :30 tomorrow night In the Hotel foble. Tom P. McDonn-11 of Little Rock, secretary-treasurer of the Arkansas Rcnl Estate Association, will address the groups on real estate ithlcs ' W. A. Reed of Little Rock, se- irelary of the Arkansas Real a,ale Commission, will tell the members of the national Real Estate group's meeting in San Francls- H. P. Hadfleld of Little Rock president of, the Association, will outline the state organization's >Inns for 1948. ThU meeting Is part of a statewide drive to discuss current prob- »ms affecting realtors. * nomlc problems. The paper was circulated to other itnlsters shortly 'after lunch. When he council convened the ministers agreed to recess for 30 minutes-to/ udy the new proposal, They r*r umed their session at 4:20 p.m. , • No details were available imme- lately about the new Soviet proposal, but Secretary'of State George Marshall had asked Molotov at . hie end of Saturday's meeting to trj o present by Monday a single paper • unlaln'ng all Soviet Ideas for COP- UK with Oerman economic prob-\ ems, Including the level ot laj duslry and reparations. Presumably this Soviet paper wa» Molotov's answer. ' Lord Pakenham represented Srl^ > ain on the 'council today, silting'in for Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin • who was prevented from attending • by a "slight Indisposition," ' ' Big 1 Confer In georet. Representatives of Britain, Franc* -• and the United States held a secret. '. conference last night to prepare , tor a showdown with Russia during •• this session ot the foreign ministers' counclli ' ' • • " ' ' ,.+ Ths conference followed, a recetH- • lion. U. fl. Secretary of State Marshall gave for the American Delega- . tlon. Officials were niost secretive about , what was discussed, but there was ' little doubt that the.tatlcs decided upon will force a showdown with Molotov. early this week—a showdown uwhleh will make or .break this conference on Germany. Last night's secret Big Three ump session coincided with obvious^ y Inspired stories in British news- ~ ' ispers this morning predicting'fail- ire of this conference and indl- v iing that Marshall will have ta> war the onus of bringing the fruiU less'dlscusetens'to mn'ind.'^ 1 -''; * UarshaU's- aide* wiire most dis- '/ erect in discussing ^taffbu'tlonk but. 1 ". ,h«y could riot hide their pessimism. They said the purpose of laal'nJcnl's ' lecret Bis; Three meeting', 'should obvious after last 'Saturday's meeting of: the Foreign Ministers Council. Mumhall warned the' coun-' oil then that It was headeH for the tame kind of failure that broke up ' ist Spring's session In Moscow.' If this meeting ends In failure, the : U. 8. will be prepared to enter what they acknowledged will -be 'even -more difficult negotiations" —unifying the three Western zones of Qermany economically. .Meanwhile John Foster Dulles will conclude his spectacular,' 'controversial and still; mysterious series of conferences with the highest French leaders today when he had lunch with Foreign Minister George. Bldaiilt. Dulles lo See Bldault ' Even before he scheduled a private talk with Secretary of State Marshall, Dulles, the leading foreign policy spokesman for the Republican Party, disclosed he would see Bldault. - r. Dulles returned from a four-day trip to Paris last night, 'and saw > Marshall at the regular meeting of the U. 8. delegation. "••. Informed sources said Marshall, although ' chagrined by the fanfare and semir . oflclal character of Dulles' visit," would not reprimand 'him because of his position In the Republican Party. These sources said, however, that if any other member of the Amertf can delegation had done what Dulles did, he would have been sent home. at once. His meeting with Bidault was rei garded as significant, because See BIO FOUR m Page U Temperature Drops to 36 After 7.33 /nch«J of Rain Heavy rains that began Saturday night, brought a total of 1.33 Inches of moisture to Blythevtlle and vicinity and were followed by a temperature d»op that sent the mercury to Highest temperature here yester- a low of 36 degrees during last night, day was S2 degrees, according to Robert E. Blayiock, official weather observer. Saturday's highest reading was 60 degrees and the low during that night was « degrees. •«• "BED" U8T •» P»C* U the draft* closed. i, BfytheriHe Man't Brother Dies in Heber Springs Sheriff William Berryman his received a telegram from Heber Springs, addressed to Guthrie O. Jones of Blythevllle notifying him of the death ot his brother. Jones, who ts mid to be • true*; driver, h«d not been located .'at prew lime today and Itnowint; his whereabout* are to e*ll the (tariff's attic*, h* R. L. Dickinson, , Former Resident, Dies in Monticello Richard L. Dickinson, «. bus!-' ness man ot Monticello and brothel 1 of Eugene R. Dickinson of Blythe- vllle, died this morning, « o'clock Ru&sellvllle hospital Deevtti came us the result of a heart ai- which he suffered Nor. M sit his home In Monticello. ,' > * A native of Soroerville, Mr. Dickerion lived In for many years where b* ws» gaged in farming He was married in 192* to the former US** Hazel Hammock of Blytherille in addition to his wi»; and hi* brother, he )e»Tes ' two children, Helen Claire and Dtckle. - both of Monticello, his mother, Mrs. Rivers Dickinson of Blytherille, and a sis-. ••••-•--• of.Rlrer- weie fn- ter,'»ir». J. ride, Coon. • ' Funeral arrangements. complete: at noon today, but burial probeMy will be her* Wednesday.- Mrs. Dickinson's brother, George n^Hy**' and Eucw* DfcUnaoo. left this morning for MonticeUo «» Join membeo o* U» f*»Uy there. hoM H* Th» Ct December Dstht *

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