The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 10, 1947 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 10, 1947
Page 2
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TWO BLTTKBVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1941 Presidenl Works On New Message Congress Soon To Get Dttaili on Scct'y Manholl's Plan By JeJui I, Steele (VnHe* Fit** SUK Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Dee. 10. <UP) — President Truman wa* reported ready 'today to present congress an e*t!mate of $16,000,000,000 for the four-ye*r .Marshall plan for European recovery. Hi* Marshall plan message, expected .to reach congress soon, reportedly will urge an Initial appropriation of something; leu than (7,500,000,000 for the first 15 months of operation. Mr. Truman began putting finishing touches on his message soon after, returning' from his Florida vacation. Administration sources who reported the $16,000,000.000 figure said .Mr. Truman realized It Ttould be, futile to present Congress with any program from which the "maximum water had not been wrung." Previous estimates on the Marshall plan had ranged to $20,000,000000. Holdf Request to Minimum The President's decision to refrain from asking for more than a 15-month first installment also was made with consideration to congressional sentiment. Sen. Walter F. George, D., Ga., and other prominent senators of both parties have said repeatedly that Congress would sliy away from long-range commitments. Tiiey contend Congress must have a chance 10 observe Initial operation of the program before being asXed to put up more money. Informed sources said one point in the President's Marshall plan . v message still was unsettled. This Involved administrative machinery. A strong group In Congress favors setting up a semi-independent government corporation to handle the Job, Secretary of Stale George C. Marshall, however, has cautioned against anything that would weaken hl» department's role In foreign policy finance Plan Worked Out Meanwhile, the Senate appropriations committee was considering a plan' Intended to relieve American taxpayers of some of the burden of the long-rafige aid program. Under the plan, funds woulc be raised through a system of government-insured bond sales, The bonds would be offered t< banks and other private Investors with a portion of the Interest rate- guaranteed by the federal govern ment. The bonds presumably woul< finance specific reconstruction pro jects in Europe, such as dams power )lnes and industrial plants Committee sources said the pla had been given a' generally favor- ' able reception by^such foreign dl- rntomaU MiS^Bntub Ambassador *£oM TnTerflMnn^i** pren«h Ambassador Henrl/BCnnet Committee {Chairman Styles Bridges, -R., K. H., told » reporter that the plan would enable those who strongly favor the program to give it financial backing with an assurance that the government • stood behind at least a partial return on investments. Manslaughter Conviction 's Reversed The Missouri . Supreme Court Monday reverted Mississippi County Former William Webster Convinced Freedom Train Will Teach Us Much RICHMOND, V*., Dee. 10. (UP) — FWmer William Webster' of Oroaitr, V»., looked up »nd down Mo.) Circuit Court decision which sentenced H. H. Burnett of Poplar Bluff to seven years for manslaugh- er and remanded the four-year- old case to the lower court for dis- uissal. Burnett, then a B7-year-old tavern ojierator, was charged with the 'atal shooting of City Marshal Hughey Kitchens at Parma, Mo., April 17, 1W3. The original trial we* held In Charleston, Mississippi County, Mo., on a change of venue from the New Madrid County town In which the shooting occurred. Burnett wa* represented l»y Claude T. Cooper,. Blythevill* MY torney who today received notification from Marlon Splcer, clerk of the Missouri Supreme Court, that his client had been freed by the high tribunal. Found guilty at hi* first trial, Burnett was sentenced to U year* for second degree murder. A new trial was granted on this charge and lie was sentenced to seven \ears for manslaughter. Mr. Cooper then appealed the case to the Missouri Supreme Court. A report of the shooting in the April 20, 1*43, edition of the Courier Hews itated that the law officer was shot In tht kitchen of a cafe operated by Burnett and hl» wl(« when he attempted to arr«tt Burnett's ion dene, then at, on » charge of being disorderly. the fivi-block- line waiting to i the freedom train today. He §»w a brlghtly-unlfortned Marine helping Negro school children aboard the shining car. A black -robed nun gave her-class a last- minute lecture on the Bill of Rights — telling them they would *ee the original document In ft few nun utes. Bobby-soxers fretted and giggled In the line. Ordinary citizens waited. A Chinese stood with his wife and four sons, waiting to see the papers that said they were free Americans, no matter what the color of their skim. William Webster thought hard and deeply, watching the divers* raoe* and ages at American shrine. the traveling "There'll be a lot more Ameri canism among u* when we oome out," he aid. . ' Be looked again at the Netroe*, the Chine**, the nun. He had driven 30 mile* himself to see the relic* marking American liberty. T believe maybe we'll think more of that than of the differences between u*,"-William Webster said. Russia to Drop Rationing MOSCOW, Dec. 10. <UP) — A report by a high Communl»t official that the Soviet government wu taking steps aimed at the abolition of food rationing in Russia before Jan. l wa* published here yesterday. Tht report-was published In the second issue of the Belgrade Corn- Inform Bulletin and made public here yesterday for the flr*t time. 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