The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 10, 1947 · Page 1
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VOL. XLIV-NO. 118 Blythevllle Courier BlythevUI* Ditty Hem THEYIEEETrOURIER NEW 5 ? _J-Hfc DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTH** B'l ARKANSAS AND SO.rrH^r ±^^7 ** ^ * •*-* " Y kj Mississippi Valley Blytheville Herald Le*dtx ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI GOP Chiefs Offer *Four-Point Plan to Control Inflation BLYTHEVILLR, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1017 controls. At the »ame time, the Senate Banking Committee approved 9 to * a bill to restore controli on Installment buying. GOP leaders said they would try to obtain passage of their four- point anti-inflation program before Christmas. The Republican program, Ignoring the most drastic proposals submitted to Congress by President Truman, would call for: 1. Extension of export controls 2. Extension of controls over transportation. 3. Developing a program for voluntary allocation of '' Realtors Launch Convention Plans Slate Association Officers Guests of Blythevill* Board 4. Changing federal reserve bank gold requirements in an effort to check the expansion of bank credit. The Republican program was agreed on at a meeting of House and Senate Republican leaders who thereby yirtually pigeon-holed Mr. Truman'* 10-point anti-inflation prog- im. M- Truman's proposals Included Officials of the Arkansas Real Estate Association and several members of the Paragould Real Estate Board were guests of the Blythevllle realtors at a dinner meeting last night In Hotel Noble at which time preliminary plans for the state convention next fall and a slate-wide membership drive were discussed. Representing the state association at last night's meeting were- H. p. Hadfield, newly elected president of the state organization of Alan .-by authority v restore ra- ' realtors; Thomas P. McDonnell •*tionir>.; and invoke limited price- |secretary and treasurer and W A' wage ' controls, if such action is °~~ J necessary. House to Get Bill Today House Republican Leader Charles A. Halleck of Indiana said the GOp program would be embodied In a bill which chairman Jesse P. Wolcott, R., Mich., hoped to introduce later today. Chairman Robert A. Taft, R., O., of the Senate Republican Policy Committee said the measure would be Introduced in the Senate later. The installment buying controls on which the Senate committee acted expired Nov. 1. President Truman urged their restoration as part dT'his 10-point emergency pro- Se« GOP OFFERS on Pa>e 10 secretary, all' of Italian Workers Government Yields And Offers Public Works Program ROME, Drc. 10. (U-P.)— Oom- mnnlst-controlled labor unions ordered a general strike tonUhl of more the to beei R<ed, executive LitUe Rock. Announcement was made of plans tor the state meeting,, with the Blylheville group to be host to upwards of 300 realtors from over the state. Mr. Hadfield said that the slate officers of the association plan during the year to visit each of the 15 local boards In Arkansas during the year and efforts will be made to double the number of local boards and increase membership In the state association to 4.000. Tlie 15 boards now have about 2 800 members. Parasould Fled e « Support Tlie visit of the state officers to Blytheville last night was the first step in the series of visits to local boards. Ous Wright, president of the Paragould board and former member of the Federal Housing Administration staff in Little Rock pledged fullest co-operation of the Paragould and . Joriesboro boards with Oie loc.ilj^rriun, .:?n • •rtiwiijp- ing plans" for the state : convention in Blytheville next fall. The 1047 meeting w as held recently-' In Eureka. Springs. Oscar Alexander, vice president of the Blythevllle board, presided over the opening iO r last night's meeting in the absence of the president, w. C. Cates. and after a welcome of visitors by T. P Dean Council Members Discuss Annexation Plans, Possible Election on Parking Meters for City » !; S^^ffiSttttttt^^tS* C-cI, , '°»."S;S f 1 "' !' " Gr "i'«i- Blyltarilli- uu nol «UU. h. ,™.,'. iff.™*"' No furlher fj)an» in connection* was named at the monthly City Council meet- is for annexation to th* city of pro] but not within the corporate L'hiiU with the move lo enlarge the city were announced last night but Alderman Jno. C. McHaney, chairman, said tlie committee will "work wilh residents or Ihe affected areas." Raleigh Sylvester and Farmer England are the other committee member*. The Council aU* Indicated lul nlrht that a propotJllon calling for intUllation ol parkin, meter* may be on th* ballot In next Sprlnj'» municipal election. A discussion ot Ihe parking meler Issue showed that all the councilmen favor Installation of the meters but felt it should be left un (o the voters. The aldermen adopted resolutions accepting annexation of slightly more than eight and a quarter acres on the West Edge of the city and dedicating streets and alleys in It. The tract was annexed by County Court order on petitions submitted by the Holly Development Corpora- tion, headed by W. L. Hornei. Tlie property extends along Holly Street from Cemetery Road to the Frisco tracks and to lilt (Hey* North and South of Holly. It was also voted last night to purchase two hydrxillc lifts to b« mounted on the clty'i flat bed Mr- bag* trucks In order to speed up unloading. The lift* will convert th» vehicles to dump trucks. The cost »'ns listed lu approximately MOO each. ^ Fir. Chief Roy Head und Bernard Allen, malinger of Blythevllle Water Co., discussed wjth th« council planned installation of a new main at Walker Piirlc to provide fire protection to fair buildings. Upshot of Die discussion was a scheduled meeting of Mr. Heart and Mr. Allen with the council's Water and Light Committee. Budjtt Keiwrt Submitted The monthly budget report submitted io the council last night showed that during November the elt»''« to!«l revenue wu J8.510.02 whllf toUl dlsburMinenli were W, Police fines brouKht kht largest revenues followed with »1,4S7. Sales of privilege licenses brought In J«S. Airport rec«lplji were »300 uid building permit f«, amounUd lo $15,198Pledged For Chest Budget Drive, Now in Seventh Week, Still is Far From $26,780 Goal' The current Community Chest drive today passed the $15,000 mark as the seventh week of tho campaign to obtain |26,180 got under Bxpendllure* by departments wer«: street. Department $2.472 «8; Police, »2,283fH; Sanitary, »!,T»*3; Fire, 1.02684; Airport »2OT l! Wo"* *'"*'*' *'"' »dinlnlstrallv«. ToUl funds on hand Nov. SO amounted lo $43.010.84, Ihe re'l>oit showed. The general (mid contained RU4.37 and the itreet fund, W.9W.1S2. Oily Hull and city pnrk sinking funds totaled *2, anil $855.32, respectively. Accounts payable NOI-. 30 amounted to »2,331.50, Tlie fire bill was $472. way. Another list of contributors u y aT ^r.*r e £u: ; = ^•'— -,^0^ S s'jss?« *~* sscerirofr^'^ us ROME, Dec. 10 (UP)—The gcv- ernment today appropriated 10.350. 000,000 lire rsn.595,0001 for a Rome uublic works program, thus meeting one of the main demands of Communist-controlled workers who have scheduled a general strike to start' in Rome at midnight. Announcement of. the appropriation came only a. few hours after the budget minister asserted that the workers' demand would not be met. The Communist-controlled Cham- her of Labor, in a strongly-worded ultimatum, threatened a general strike unless the government set up the large public works program to give jobs to the unemployed, granted Christmas bonuses to the jobless, and punished police mid government officials responsible for police firing on a demonstrating crowd last ueck. k When the government gave no • ol yielding lo the ultimatum, In'jDr leaders issued detailed instructions for the strike lo start at midnight. An eleventh hour meeting between three government ministers anl a dozen labor leaders began at nocn. But the attitude on both sides Int'icotcd Ihe negotiations would -. the. state association and members of the Paragould delegation. Mr.' Hadfield outlined objectives of the state association with phasis on bcnrfits of membership to members "of the local boards. He is a past president of the Texas Association of Real Estate Boards and formerly lived in El Paso. Emphasis on Ethics Mr. McDonald spoke on ethics for realtors and stressed the importance of fair dealing by real- lors in their relations io sellers, buyers and the public. Ethics he said is defined as "basic principles of right action" and suggested that the golden rule from the Bi- leased today showed that 1865.43 has been added to the fund,-boosting the total to date to'$15,198.26, Drive officials said today that a $40 contribution was erroneously listed earlier as that of the M1U1- gan Ridge Gin. The money was given by John CaudilL they said. New contributors include' J. P. Allison Blytheville Coach Line Mrs. Myrtle Bourland Mrs. J. Well Brooks. Jr... Boyd 's Grocery .....»;...] J. Crane W. c. Cates '. vlrs. Crook C. E. Crigger, Jr....s"" Mrs. Fred Copeland...;., Mrs. H. - L, .;Chami(ers .. G G. Caudil)....." City Cleaners City Battery shop " City Radio '.'.',' Campbell's Pool Room .... Mrs. E. p. Coates..; Carpenters Local 884 \ Mrs. Clara Davis ' Mrs. Dan Duncan. East End Whiskey Shop." East End Loan Farmers Grocery Joycees fro Nome Soybean Yield Contest Winners The winner of the first annual soybean yield contest held here will receive the "Ed Crltz Trophy" and J100 In cnsh at an award banquet L .1 ?; m ' lomorr °w I" the First Methodist Church. Principal speaker at the dinner will be George M. Strayer of Hurl- son la., secretary of the American Soybean Association, »nd editor of the Soybean Digest. Second and third place winners will receive »75 and «s, respectively. The contest was originated by the Soybean Planning Commission »nJ sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. 2. ...50. ...10. 1. ...10, — 1. ...10. ....2. ....2. .;..2. ...25. ...'10, ...10. ...10. ...25. 1. ...10. ...10. 1. ...15. ...10. ...50. ble is the best guide for keepin of the profession First National Pays 50 Per Cent Stock Dividend The board of directors of the Fint the standards high. "We must protect the public from fraud," he said, adding that it is an important function of the state aiiri local boards to wage a continuous battle against unethical practices. It also Is a part of our duty as members of such an association to see to it that buyers receive lull information, the bad a- well as the good, when brinuing buyers and sellers into a deal. Too often, we look too much at the size of the fee we arc lo receive and that fee Is based on Ihe selling price." Mr. Rccd gave a review of Ihe national convcnlion held recently in San Francisco. Mr. Reed also is a member of the state licensing board and represented the slate board at a meeting of license law officials from the 38 states of the union which license rcr.ltors. The state officials were luncheon guests or the West Memphis board yesterday and visited realtors in I to Blytheville. Today they were Fair Deal Grocery Mrs. Roy E. Ford Federal Compress '.', Mrs. Russell Farr | Paul D. Foster Goodyear Service Store. Mrs. M. G. Goodwin Mrs. Pearl Greemvell... Al Gilbert Mrs. R. G. Gentry .[ H. L. Humphrey Mrs. Louise Hilcr Mrs. H. L. Harp .. Mrs. A. C. Haley....!".' Mrs. Hardy Mrs. F. B. Huey '.'.'.'. Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Huey Mrs. Henry Mrs. Earl Hill .'..'. Mrs. Ingrain '.'.'.'.'.'. 2 50 Miss Florence Jarbroe i Mrs. Eva Jiedel ,' Mrs. O. E. Knudscii.'..'. '.'.'. i' Dr. Linguist Lovelady s Garage Mrs. R. L. Ldggins...!! Charles Lipford . Mrs. M. W. Lewis.'.'.".'] Miss Elise Moore Modinger Tire .. .50 ..350. 1. ..100. ...40. 1. 1. 1. .. .25 ...10. ...10. ....f. ..1.25 1. 1. ..1.50 .. ,25 1 Theft of Meat Brings Arrest Cf 2 Suspects "Two Negroes. Robert Spelker of Sf'.u -,," nd Cage *V»therson ' of Blytheville, are being held in the county Jail here for. investigation tg connection or the theft of 175 pounds of meat Jrom^a box car near ni lu ° Frelght Depot Su nday The Negroes were arreslcd this morning by Chief of Police Charles Short and Officer Charles Graham of the Blytheville Police Department. Spelker is reported by offi- French Reject Russians' Note Message Severing Trade Negotiations Refused in Paris PARIS, Dec. 10. (Up)—The government refused laclay lo accept n Russian nole which broke orr Irudc negotiations with France, ousted a French mission from Moscow, and set a trend toward » possible break in diplomatic relations. The import of the cabinet action was not made clear. It appeared to be x rebuff of the Russian charges ot "foul slander" against Soviet citizens In France and of a French violation of a repatriation treaty. The new move In the exchange of reprisals between France and Russia cam* as most of the nation's strikers returned to their Jobs in compliance with a capitulation by the Communist-led General Confederation of Labor. Cabinet Se»ton Called The cabinet met at uoori. Premier Robert Schumnn and his ministers agreed unanimously to instruct the French, charge d'affaires in Moscow - Pierrle.,.Cljnrpentier, to-take the Soviet note back to the toreigfi iTcncn government could not accept it. "Both the fact that the nole was made public before the French government received It and Ihe terms of the note Itself make it The Negroes are alleged to have broken Hie seal on the door or the box car which contained a shipment minister of :dlo brond- ...... ..* „ j..,u, VA P.JH, EST) lo explain the government point of view. An official source safd the government considered ,11 had acted with "extreme correctness' toward Members Reject Amendment for Handling Of Relief by Red Cross C. of C. Members Elect Directors New Boord to Meet Tomorrow to, Pick Officers for 1948 Nine niyliicvlllc business men were named to the Bonrd r>t DJreo- lors or the Chamber of commerce and three directors were ic-i'lcctcd returns in tii c nimtial mall ballot-' Ing showed todny. Voting closed at fi p.m. ycslcnlny atid ballots counted this morning showed Ihe following rcsulls: Re-clccteit directors were Farmer Rnglnnrt. of Hnddioslon and Coll. A. Lynch, president of Ihe FIU-- mers Dnnk and Trust Co.; «ml ,r A -..kf cch> ovnct of Ihe Coca Cola bottling plant here. Elected wore Paul Pryor, malinger of J. c. Penney Co.; K. M, Rrge- nold, planter nnd malinger of Lee Wilson Co. Inlcresls n i Armoroi; Sum H. Williams, president of the First National Dunk; Harry w. Halnes, publisher or the Courier News; a. a. Htibljard Sr.. owner of Hubuarrt Furniture Co; J. v, Dales', rilslrlct manager of Arkansas-Missouri power Co.; B Q. West hctul of West Cotton Co.; J. i,. Ciimn. superintendent, Swift Oil Mill; and Eugene p. siill, nmiia- ficr and co-owner, still anrt Youne Motor .Co. w Tbe.s'o 12 directors will meet with hold-over and rollrlng directors nt 2:30 tomorrow afternoon to elect officers for 1B48. Prior to this meeting, the old board will meet »t 2 p.m. to close (tending business Retiring members or the board are JCRSC Taylor, Rosco Crafton, R. D. Hughes. O, F, Tompklns, ,r. W. Adams, j.. Louis Cherry, R L Wade, James Hill Jr. nnd w. L Harrier. Commit fee Seefcs to Prevent Slash in Funds for Europeans \ WASHINGTON, Dec. 10. (IJ.P.)-An effort'to turn' . Ja»- B e ..hare of forefc,, relief distribution over to the Red CI-OH. and olhor private agencies WRB defeated intheHOUM * totiay. Tlie move was made by Rep, August H. Am.rcscn, R., Minn., as an Hinciidiuc-nl to tho tSSO.OOOOOO emergency foreign aid bill. He pru- POSIMI that two-thirds of the food authorized—estimated at more than «300.000,000—be distributed directly lo needy people through the R*i Cross and the private organizations. Rep. Earl O. Mlchener, R., Mich, who was presiding over the Hous« at the time, ruled that the amendment, was out ol otder on th« Ministers Seek Activity Report U.S., British Want To Know of Soviet Affairs in Germany LONDON. IXC. 10. (UP>—The United sink's nnd Qrent Britain believe no basic UBrecments on Germany will be passible at this u *. ™"' meeting unless Russia daUx willing to disclose factual I'boul.whnl I., going „„ ln the SoT vlnt Hone of Germany. Secretary of Slate George C ± rs vY'' !,, wns Jcnnicri to <"»'. '« not yet willing to decide whether or not the RnsslKiia are ready to tlo business here. owned by the St. Louis Soviet authorities shi " imately 100 pounds of beef, several boxes of hamburger meat, and several small hams. Part ol the loot has been recovered, the officers said. r P.- ris, touched off the series of dip- lom.uie exchanges. Last i.-lgJit the government ex- i pelled 12 members of the Russian Repatriation Commission, for "sub- No official charge has been liled [ verslvc activities endangering against the Negroes pending fur- j French security." They were put thei investigation. and will increase (he bank's capital stoc,c from SIOO.OOO to $150,000 The bank will then have a capital structure of S150.000 capital and a $100 000 surplus. This dividend will be paid to all stockholders on record, he said, and the effective date of payment will •ftJan 13, 1948, at which time pay- TZinl Is expected lo be ratified by the stockholders. y Notices of (he dividend payment were mailed to all stockholders to- Weather ARKANSAS-CIOMdy. occasional rain in North and East portions ^H ™° d * y - Partly cloud y tonight nnd Thursday. Cooler tonight Low temperatures 28 to 32 degrees in North and Central portions filght. to- to 44 Degree Maximum Here The mercury here yesterday registered a peak temperature of only 44 degrees, nearly 20 degrees colder that the average high for the pre- eeedlng week. During last night, tcmperalures dropped to a low or 36 degrees and .20 of an Inch of rain fell, according to Rohcrt E. Blaylock, official weather observer. Smoke Damages Cafe Slight smoke damages rcsuilcd at Ihe Gladhand Cafe on East Mam Slreet early this morning when an oil-burning hot water heat- flared up. rolyn McCall Mooney's Store Moore -Bros Byron Moore ....... Robcrl Moore Owen's Tractor Mrs. H. n. O'Neal Mrs. \V. H. Pease Privetfs Store '.'.'.'.'.'. E- W. Simmons Miss Rosa Schumcrilsclil!. Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Spaelh! George E. Spnelh J. H. Seaman Mrs. Lloyd Slickmoii .'.'.' Mrs. Clara Davis Mrs. j. w. Shouse Mrs. W. c. Shearin Mrs. C. M. Smilh ) " ' True Blue Shoe Shop Taylor's Fish Market ... Mrs. H. K. Towles Mrs. c .D. Thorn "" Mrs. Taylor and Spencer!!" Mrs. Tutor Miss Mildred Vinson .!!"" Mrs. Fred Warren Hugh Whilsitt .".','.' Mrs. A. R. Wctenkamp Wakefield Service Station WeslJrtde Gin Mr. and Mrs. Pete Wren!"]! ...1. ..20. ...1. ...5. ...2. ...5. ..35. . .50 Paragould Doctor Goes On Trial for Murder PARAGOULD, Ark., Dec. 10. (UP) —A Jury of 12 men was selected this morning as the state and defense announced ready in the murder trial of Dr. G. R. McClurc, Pnra- gould physician. Dr. McClure went on trial on the lirsl of three Indictments returned 5- 1 last week. Tlie murder charge was 1. ! the outgrowth of the death In Litlle ...20. | Rock last May of F,illcnc Janes, an 5. unueii prospective mother, upon 5. | v.hom Dr. McClure allegedly per— 25. formed an operalion. 3. The olher Indictments were for 5. manslaughter and lor performing 1. an operation while allegedly under ...20. the influence of liquor. aboard the Orient Express awl sent Easl, The only strike holdouts reported were In the Lille coal mining region. At Lens, Sallaumlnes and Os- tricourl, diehards refused lo work— allnongh Communist labor leaders ] had ordered all slrikers back—and I fried to stop miners who wanted lo work. Slrikers held a few mines, Marseille Again Peaceful Marseille, which the Communists •had Iricd to take over, changed from a tense city under a virtual state of siege to a bustling port city. Dockworkers there and in I- cd carRoe.s. The first train moved out of Marseille for Paris at 8:45 a.m., but was held up Just outside of the city while a bomb was removed from the tracks. Another Marscillc-to- Poris iraiii had to stop while experts ncutrf.:i?*d a bomb. .25. ..5. 50 Jaycees and Kiwanians Seek Toys For Underprivileged Boys and Girls sizes, shapes types, descriptions and , ,, ln « heir and Kiwanians. launch- I combined effort to e -merry" i n "Merry Christ. mas" for underprivileged children •',' I in Blytheville, today issued an ur- •j* | gent, call for used or broken toys. ' ' j These toys, repaired and rcfinish- ' ' cd by members of Future Farmers of America at the vocations ,. .50 .. .25 1. ...10. 1. 1. ...10. ..1.50 states of repair »ill be gratefully accepted by the Joint committees handling the Christmas project. Persons having toys lo conlrl- btitc may iiavc them picked up by calling Jaycee President Jimmtc Ed words at 2487. Cash donalions will also be accepted and may al- Legion Seeks Subsistence ^ Pay Increase Members of the Dud Cnson Post 24 of Die American Legion lust night adopted a resolution for presentation to Arkansas Congressmen calling for support of pointing legislation to Increase substance allowances of G. 1. on-lhc-Jolj-trnlji- ces. The action was taken at the weekly meeting in lli c Legion ifut. Members of the post voted Hint the resolution be drawn up and signed by the commander of the post and presented lo the Con- grcsmen urging linmctlinto action be taken on ( the proposed legislation. The resolution also called for the extension of the time required for ampulccs to receive nucoino'- bilc allowances, and benefits for veterans, who arc service-connected nn-estprf tubercular patients. Lt. J. D. Mitchell Jr., of Little Rock. Navy Recruiting Officer for this district, simkc at last night's meeting and discussed the Navy's new recruiting program which will go Inlo effect Jan. 1. Food Price Index Drops Slightly Under All-Timt High for United States NEW YORK. Dec. 10'<UP>—The Index of wholesale food prices in the neck ended Dec. 9 dropped five cents from . Ihe preceding week's all-lime high, Dun & Bradslrecl, Inc., announced loday. The Index in Ihe lalcst week dropped lo $7.12 from $7.17 in the preceding week and compared wiiji $6.35 a year ago. Price declines were nolcd in eight of the 31 foods used in compiling the the Index, while nine advanced and 14 remained unchanged. Prices ot wheat, rye, hams, bellies. Inrd. cottonseed oil. cocoa, and lambs declined, while flour, corn, onls, cheese, eggs, potaloc- steers, hogs and butter advanced. Prices of barley, beef, sugar, cof- 'cc. lea, bcnns. peas, peanuts, rice, molasses, currants, prunes, milk ind raslns were unchanged. The council of Foreign Ministers has discussed substantive- Is- S f °r'' P"' 3 ; U '° <lily;! ' nlul M" r shall feels U,at H ts not tlm enough to make a Judgment. The United Btntcs delegation now Is deciding the minimum Tun- ilnmcnlnl economic agreements it be levcs will be -necessary U) avoid wcstcr " But Marshall and British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevln feel very strongly that unless tho iusslans arc willing to disclose facts about what is happenin has happened within their . l ngl ' cemcnts ground Unit It was not germane to the bill. The bill provides that a method of distribution be worked out by »gl>cem«nls through govtrnmenss' Biid docs not contemplate any d!-' reel distribution through private, be Im- sources. Meanwhile, the HOUM Foreign • Affairs Committee met in another executive session and agreed to stand pat on the *SM,COO.c6« figure In the bill lo provide emer- KTOCV *ld for France, Italy, Au»- tr|» and China. Rep. James G. Fulton, R., Pa., a committee member, >al<t he was confident th* House would support the committee'* tljurr d»pile widespread sentiment for some reduction. It was learned' that House Democrats Intend lo offer an amendment to leave the aid figure at $580,000,000 , but to remove China fruin tho program. China was not included in the adn*nJstratton'a program but the House commltte* wrote in «0,000,000 for China. The committee, It was learned, " became concerned after House Rei l publican Lender Charles A. Halleck Molutov Holds Out A dcmund for Soviet information P»t bluntly to Soviet Foreign i ' dny's meeting, 'both Bcvln. nevln elcr- . threw his sunixirt behind efforts to trim the bill to a "reasonable." amount. ' Ills position was likely to haw considerable influence , on many .- OOP members, even though' moat by Marshall other House leaders, have' endoraed there wiis an the questions formation as soon agreement here nmicr discussion. The Americans first W * nt the lnfornuitl °n Contrary to persistent London newspaper reports that Marshall s imjjnllcnl nml ready (o break up this meeting-one today said he was flying back lo Washington next Monday-Marshall was umler- Kloml lo be extremely pallent and cognizant that he Is engaged In mi extrsmcly difficult business In which not only the fate of the Marshall plan Is »t 51^, bllt „,_ so the future ot France and other countries of Western Europe Marshall Is In no mood lo break «P this meeting .in » way that would Jeopardize cither his European recovery plan or Prance ' Marshal] is prepared Ir necessary to stay here ni long as he there Is any prospect of thinks progress. Soybeans Mar. (Prices f.o.b. Chicago) open high low close SM 388W 387 388 Contact Representative Assigned Here by VA Joe P. Davis, former of Litlle Rock, has Joined the Veterans Administration office In Blytheville as a contact representative, it was announced today. , > .. Herschel L Abbott, who has moved to Monroe La., where he has gone Into business' Mr. Dav s was connected with the VA In Little Rock for a year prior to coming here. Before that, he was in McGi-he*. agricuHurc workshop on Ihe high £! begU-en to Mr Mwrt.Truck", mrrUsv n u"t^\r u ^ dci 1 ^ 1 ° iit * -* -p «w Christmas party held for Ihem In the Jayccr- clnbroonis in the Anthony Building. The call for toys Is more urgent this year because the Jaycee-Kiwanis project Is starting from scratch this year. Usually there is a carryover supply of toys given the previous year but not distributed. And there would have been «.|th Cn whJih P !' C °J ? ar ?° veV loy^mlttcc are Stewart Frclman, Jim«Hh which lo begin Ihis year's j mie Sanders: Jack Henry, Jack acnviUes had n not been for «; Bishop Jr., carl Jndd, Bill Young I'r^cdXVJyr ag ° WhlCh ^i^^a/^^A 81 " 1 ^ toys were In the ' ' - — - The Christinas party for underprivileged children will be held Dec. 23 in the Jaycee cHibrcoms The contributions of toys arc needed as soon as possible in order to accomplish much of the repair work on them before schools are dismissed for the holidays. Vance. Henderson Is chairman of the Jaycee committee. On this corn- them burned all. ed by Co-chairman E. H. Ford and „„ j bull <»ng Arthur S. (Toddl Harrison. Com- Jan. 38, destroying I mlttec members are Jim Wallfn, ,,_„,__, ,. . FrcCmRn Robinson, Joctie Nabors, Consequently, loys of any and all, T. r. Dean and Mike Meroney, Po/»ce in India Fire On 5,000 Demonstrators CALCU'lTA. Dec. 10. (UP)—Police opened fire today on some 5.000 demonstrators massed outside (hr. West Bengal legislature to protest the government's new security bill. First reports said there were an undetermined number of casualties. A doctor was among those said to have been injured. It was the flrsl since India received Independence that police were forced to fire on political demonstrators. Auto Stolen Here Is Recovered In West Memphis A black 1046 Plymouth coach stolen here last month was recovered last night after an Investigation led city and county officers to West Memphis, where It was found about 5:30 p.m. Tlie car bad been missing more :' llm two wcc) " nnd van taken from a Illytlievlllc car sales firm License plalcs had been swllched and Ihosc stolen from a Blythevllle business man's car were on the Plymoulh when it was found ifuly," Austria have delayed -VyMw.^tO. an'd China. .Tnjy flail vote for tli» *?• V past two days by offering amend, mcnt after amendment, and insisting on'a full discussion of'eaeh. Halleck said the authorization "can. stand H further reduction to a rcasonablfc amqunl which would be adequate to hleet the situation." Though Halleck refused to say what he considered ' a "reasonable amount," friends said he had hinted he might go along with & cut ot as much as $10,000,000. Meanwhile, he expressed hop* lhat the House 'could complete action <jn the bill by nightfall. But even though Ihe regular session was scheduled to begin an hour earlier than usual, it appeared that only by a night session could the bill rcsch the final voting stage. British to Stop Holy Land Riots JERUSALEM, Dec. 10. (U.P.)— Palestine High Commissioner Sir Alan Cunningham, alarmed by the ever-mounting death toll in the Holy Land, warned Jews and Arabs today that the government will take "severe measures" against Ihem unless disorders end. Cunningham said In a communi- que that Great'Britain will keep order In Palestine "so long as the (British) mandate 'for Palestine remains in Torce." "Should these disorders continue, the high commissioner will have no option but to direct security forces to adopt severe measure* against all those Jews and Arabs j - ._ t alike who are breaking the law," lie an employe of | the communique said. Police said It was being used by the father of the youth believed the auto llrm. Officers said 'investigation of Ihe theft was situ under way. Britain Draws Another $100,000.000 on Loan WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UP) — Britain has drawn another $100000 000 of the $400,000,000 left lo her from the mullibllllnn dollar loan she got In July, 1946, the treasury New York Stocks New York Cotton Mar. May . July , Oct. , Dee. , open high low . n«50 3671 3640 3626 3909 3498 3476 3191 3175 3674 3«56 3613 3487 3175 3656 1:30 3657 3615 z P.M. A T & T Amcr Tobaccb .. Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Ocn Electric Gen Motors .Monlgomcry Ward N Y Cenlral Int Harvester ... Republic Steel ... Radio Socony Vacuum . Studebakcr Standard ol N J . Texas Slocks 36« ' u S sicd The British maintained a strict curfew in the embattled Tel Aviv- Jaffa area during the night, and followed this up with searches and Arrests in the area todny, Jews and Arabs caught with illegal arms were hustled off to jail. Scattered disorders in other parts of Palestine, however, killed, four Arabs and two Jews. In addition, a Spanish priest, a rather Oriel, was seriously wounded by an unknown sniper, "fhe priest was standing on the roof ot a> school when hit. ; Arab raiders, attacking Indian fashion, killed a Jewish woman and two Jewish men as they worked in a field near Gaza, In an Arab area on the southern coast U u . of Palestine. Only one Jew escaped 331(2 the Arabs who suddenly swarmed D81>8 across the settlement field. 61 314 Another Jew was burned to death 170112 In the Beth Yaacov settlement 343J4 when Arabs set fire to his house 561|2 during early morning darkness. 52 5[8 Two Arabs were found slain ill lS3i8J Jaffa. 87l ; '8 Arab veterans of World War II, 26 with rifles slung over .their shoul- 10 ders. gathered on Ibai Mountain 161J2 lo hear ah: Arab revolt. ; leader, 201J4 Hamat ZawaU, cry "the,'hour Is 75 5J8 near to strike." .*• 563;S The 1,500 Arab listenm-took »n ... 1521|4 ... 66 45;8 oath, defend PaKstln*

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