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BEYTHEVILE I'tiE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST AKK.ANSAS AND SOUTUEAB'I MISSOURI NEWS VOL. XLIV—NO. 221 Blythevllle Courier BlythevUle Dally Ncwi Mississippi Valley Leader BlythevWe Herald BLYTHKVJULK, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, 1JKCKMBER 13, 1947 TEN PACKS COPIES rim CENTS i Damascus Gate; tafia Cafe Hit by Powerful Bombs Holy Land Violence Grows in Intensity Over Partitioning Plan JERUSALEM, Dec. 13. (UP) — A bomb was hurled from a passing vehicle into a cafe at Jaffa today, and official sources reported that fiix Arabs were believed killed and 40 were Injured. The Jaffa bombing was the second major incident of Its kind within a few hours of th« continued violence In Palestine, an undetermined number of Arabs was killed or wounded when the Damascus gate In Jerusalem was bombed. \ A motor car sped past the Jaffa cafe opposite the Alahambra movie of King Georgia Avenue in Jaffa toon after noon, and the bomb was thrown. The cafe was damaged badly, and a nearby shop was wrecked. Early reports of the Damascus gate bombing said one Arab was killed and a British constable was wounded. Later advices upped the casualty toll without specifying figures. Fire attributed by authorities to Arab arsonists broke out just before noon in two big department stores here. /The OBG Department Store op- «pj'te district police headquarters* WHS tlie first to catch on fire. Then Zilberstein's Department Store started burning. Both stores were closed for the Jewish Sabbath. The area where the bomb went 'off is largely populated by Arabs. Seven Arabs Kidnaped British troops and police searched throughout Palestine for seven Arab employes of British Overseas Airways Corporation who were kidnapped yesterday by a band of Arabs. It was officially reported that one 'Arab was killed and one British constable wounded at Damascus gate. Unofficial reports at the scene, however, said at least three were killed and more than 20 wounded. An angry crowd of Arabs gathered around the massive walled gate is the dead and wounded were removed. Police reinforcements and armored cars hurried up to forestall further trouble. Police said they did not know who threw the bomb but witnesses <£aid it, was thrown from a taxicab which they believed -to be Jewish. ; ' ' •'•" ' J - rfM/Tiie British feared that the Arab ^Inigh't puuish the men for working lor a British aviation concern. The Arab band caught employes truck with three Jews. They killed the Jews and burned the truck. Five Jews, four Arabs and one British .soldier were killed in unchecked fighting- yesterday from one end of the Holy Land to the other. At least 162 persons—88 of them Jews and 67 of them Arabs— have been killed since the partitioning of Palestine by the United Nations General Assembly on Nov. 29. Three British soldiers were wounded in Haifa yesterday when their jeep was fired upon in the middle of town. One Jew and one Arab were killed in Haifa. Among tlie other deaths were two Arabs shot to death in Gaza, one Jew killed in Tel Aviv and one Arab shot when a group of Arabs tried to escape from a prison roar! camp. A two-hour gun battle raged last night between the British and Arabs in the No Man's Land between Jaffa and Tel Aviv. The British have that area, the scene of bitter partition fighting, under curfew. The fighting started when Arabs attacked a British defense post. Shooting back and forth with rifles and automatic weapons went on ^Ktwo hours until the Arabs broks CTP'the action and retreated toward Jaffa. One British soldier was killed. The Arab losses could not be determined. British officials have said that the Arabs take away the bodies of their dead whenever they can to keep them from being counted. Combined Church Choirs To Present Handel's Trie Messiah' Tomorrow Handel's oratorio, "The Messiah," will be presented at 3:55 p.m. lo- morow In the First Baptist Church the combined church choirs of Blythevllle with more than 100 singers In the chorus. It was announced that no one will be seated in the auditorium after 4 p.m. but that arrangements tiad been made through the Fred Callihan Radio Service to install public address system in tlie Young People's Department of the church where seats for «n additional 200 will be available. The first 45 minutes of the program will be broadcast over Radio Station KLCN. The Christmas music will be presented under the direction of Mrs. J. Wilson Henry, choir director of the First Methodist Church with Mrs. C. M. Smart as organist. Mrs. Smart Is organist at the First Baptist Church. De Gasperi Wins Over Communists Italian Strike Ends And Premier Plans Changes in Cabinet Former Deputy Sheriff Dies I In Leachville Stanley Hancock, a former Mississippi County deputy shcrilf, died at 8 a.m. today at ills home In Lc&chville. He was 57. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at noon today pending arrival of his two sons, Stanley Jr., a student at the University of Arkansas, and Jerry, stationed at the Ft. Belvoir, Va., Army base. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge. Mr. Hancock served as a deputy sheriff in 1920 and 1930 under former Sheriff w. W. Shaver of Bly- i theville. At the time of his death, Mr. fc.icock was operator of a feed fll at Leachville. He was born in I Brookland, in Craighead County, I in 1E90. He came to Leachville about 1920 and resided there since then. Mr. Hancock also leaves his wife, [Mrs. Ethel Hancock of Leachville; I a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Gidcomb of 1 Monettc; and two brothers, John I Hancock of Moiictle and Clyde I Hancock of Michigan. ROME. Dec. 13. (U.P.)— Premier Alcide De Gaspcri, his hand strengthened vastly by the trouncing of the Communists in thi Rome general strike, planned today to reshuffle his cabinet in order to bulwark it still further against Communism. De Gasperi emerged from the two-day strike as a strong man His government's defeat of the Communist Party was hailed the worst the party had suffered since it became a power in Italiai politics. The premier opened sessions will small rkrty leftist leaders to bring them into his cabinet, which hat just won its severest test agains the Communists by cracking the general strike without firing t shot and. without giving an inch. De Gaspcri won because th people, with the example of ever more militant Communism ii France to guide them, were witt 1 him, and were outspokenly fed u with six weeks of Communist agl tation against the' moderate gov eminent, a symbol of United State support and of the Marshall plan &50 Communists Jailed The>:osf' or the strike in Com munlsm's program to wreck th Marshall 'Plan and overthrow th Italian government 'could W.'estl mated at once. Since Rome Pro\ itice has little major industr the shutdown did not impair pro duction seriously. The failure union squads to make the strike work had all but permitted busl ness as usual. The strike, which had neve been "general," ended at midnigh' By 5:30 a. m., all street cars an buses in Rome were operatin again. Trains were rolling an transportation was norrrial through out Rome Province, which was in eluded in the strike order alon fitlr Home city. But some 90.000 police and troops whose jeep charges and night-stick swinging had kept the Communists from employing the weapon of terror against non- strikers took no chances. Heavily armed patrols marched around all government buildings and all newspaper plants. , Some 850.. Communists were in jail for attempted violence, trying to keep non-strikers from their jobs and throwing up roadblocks. The Communist-dominated Chamber of Labor demanded that they be released. The government replied that whether they , would be depended on the outsome of their trials. Reds Claim "Victory" Tlie Communists demanded pay for two (laps for those who had struck. Tlie government refused. Nevertheless, the Communists issued a "victory" statement through labor boss Giuseppe di Vittorio He blamed the crushing of the strike on "Fascist" elements among the police. "DespKc scabbing by Christian Democrat (government party) workers," he said, the Chamber of Labor has obtained a 7,370,000000 lire ($12,542,600) public works program for the unemployed It was conceded, however, that'' several billions of this could not be used Immediately. At first, the chamber of Labor had demanded !0,000,000,000 lire (517,000,000) worth If public works i Immediately, it also demanded a' 6.000 lire Christmas bonus for every unemployed person in Italy. The government promised only to appoint a commission to decide upon how much of a bonus the government could afford to pay. Diplomatic Break Seems Near for French, Russians Incidents Pile Up Over Arrests of Soviets in Paris PARIS, Dec. 13. (Up)—The Soviet, embassy announced today Hint It had handed Prance another "energetic" protest nbout- arrests ol Soviet citizens in France, swelling a pile of diplomatic incidents that appeared to be driving the two nations toward an open diplomatic renk. The government angrily rejected a prior Russian protest yesterday and at the same time received the approval of every deputy In the National Assembly except those belonging to the^ Communist Party. The SovEet embassy said the new irotest concerned, "new n mis Is on December 12 of Soviet citizens in Marseille and Paris." The foreign ministry refused to say anything about the alleged arrests and the Ministry of interior announced It vas "checking" the Russian story. " At present, the minister of in- erior said, he knew nothing about any such arrests. The Surete Na- ionale, Prance's P.B.I., and the ter- •itorial security division of the in Soybean Yield Contest Winner IWeather ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy and I continued cold tonight. Not quite Iso cool Sunday. Low temperatures I tonight 24 to 32, ,erior ministry also satd they h;id 'no information" on the alleged arrests. Knrp Starikov, first secretary of the Soviet embassy, said: "French H>lice authorities continue their provocative arrests of .Russian citizens under baseless pretexts." Not considering the new protest, delivered to the foreign office last night, France had rejected nil Soviet complaints except one. That it refused even to consider — a greater diplomatic insult than rejecting it, ';.The National Assembly, the supreme power in Prance, backed up Premier Robert Schuman's handing of the deepening crisis yesterday by a vote of 411 to 183. The 183 deputies who voted against It constitute the Communist Party's representation in the assembly. Thus .the .Communists, . .who have been proclaiming their deep concern for France, found themselves tlie only supporters of Russia against the combined representation of all other parlies. Tlie Soviet protest whicli France f rejected yesterday was about the: expulsion of 19 Russians from France oh. Nov. ,25 for /'subversive activities'." Prance sadV : they ha'U not been mistreated as the Russians charged. As for a Russian accusation that the Soviet embassy in Paris had not been informed, France replied tartly that it was not aware of any law or understanding .that made a report to the embassy necessary. The events that precipitated the gravest diplomatic crisis in France since the end of the war started on Nov. 12. Two thousand French troops and four tanks swooped down on Camp Beauregard, a Russian repatriation center near Paris. They found some hidden guns, besides a French woman and several ch ild ren who were not regist ere d in the camp's books. Trade Talks Terminated Russia immediately protested. France closed the camp und last Wednesday made public Us reply. Camp Beauregard, tlie reply said, was the Western end of an "un- derg rouu a ra i hvay." Sixty Frenchmen and women had been sent to Russia through the camp, France charged, implying they had been kidnaped. On Nov. 25, France expelled tlie 19 Russians. The Soviet protested. France answered that protest yesterday. On Dei 1 . 9. Russia abruptly broke off trade talks with France, recalled its repatriation commission in France and ordered the expulsion of a five-man repatriation mission in Russia. . On that same day, Russia sent France a note—broadcast in advance over Radio Moscow—charged that the French action in closing Camp Beauregard was "hostile" to the French-Russian treaty of alliance and friendship signed in 1944. France informed Russia that the note was "unreceivable" because of its "violent" language. On the night of Dec. 9, France expelled the 12 remaining members of the Soviet repatriation mission in France. Four had left earlier. Earl Wildy of Lenchvllle, left, and County Agent Keith J, Bllbrey of Blythevillc look over a portion of the soybean crop which won loi Mr. Wildy trc Ed Critz Trophy and $100 cash, first prize In Ire first annual Soybean Yield Contest. The winner was announced Thursday night. Mr. Wlldy's five-acre plot yielded 40.52 bushels per acre. It wus planted with Ogden variety soybeans. Mr Wildy WAS presented the trophy by Mr. Critz, former county agent here who pioneered soybean raising in Mississippi county. The contest, was originated by the Soybean Planning Committee and sponsored Commerce by the Junior Chamber ol Names of Grain Gamblers Sought Senate Committee To Call Secretary i/*X^- Lewis Pulls UMW Away from AFL Group Seeking Natural Gas Elects Butler Mayor of Osceola New President of 22-City Organisation Resignation of John W, Lynch, formerly of West Memphis, »» pres Idcnt of the East Arkansas Nnlurnl Gas Consumers Association and election of Mayor Ben F. Butler of Osceola M president of the organization was disclosed here lortay. The BClIon was taken at <i meeting of the association directors li: Forrest City earlier this week. Mayor UutliT had been serving as vice president since the assocliUlon was formed last August and Mayor J. T Horner of Helena was elected vie president, to fill the vacancy rausei by the elevation of Mayor Untie! .o the presidency. Mr. Lynch, who also was secretary (if the West Memphis Chamber o Commerce, )m« moved to IMllsbmKh Kan. The directors In their Forrest Clt: meeting this week approved a revl slon of by-Jaws for Ihc consume group, which is seeking to brln natural gas to 1'i Kast Arkunsa pities and towns as a dlstrlbutlo unit, and authorized Ct. H. llurk of Marlanna to file a petition seek Ing Incorporation of'the assoclalto as a non-profit oruanS/.allon. To Seek FriinehlscK Form for a standard franchls ordinance, which Is to bfi submltlc to each of the city councils In 11: area sce^'ug natural gas. was aj proved. Announcement . was mat lhal steps will Iw taken tn hai the ordinances adopted an'd tl franchise turned over to the asso elation directors by the end of January. The association then will seek to interest distribution of natural BOS In laying pipelines Into the area and building distribution systems In each of the municipalities which adopts the standard gas franchise. The franchise will b» submitted to the city councils In Blythevllle, Osceola, Leachville, Manila, Forrest City, Paragould, Helena, Marlanna, West Memphis, McCrory, Bay, Trunmnn, Cotton Plant, Lepanto, Patterson, CoUi'.< Monotte, Clarendon,- Harrisburg, Holly -.Grove, Augusta, Wynne, Brooklaiui, Jimiyra, De'itAfo, Tyron- Big Four Cool-Off Period is Called After Word Battle LONDON, Dec. 13. (U.P.)—Tli« Big Ftour called off their usual Saturday meeting today «tiortly befor« 11 wa* •cheduled to begin In' order to give tin delegate time to MM<H a ertslt which threatened live quick oollapst at lh« conference ' Tti« decision to lake a Ion* week-end t» "cool off* from but nl|hl'» aniry exrhanfH about liuulli, abiuet -—' HM etun* a* Secretary of State George O. Marshall and Soviet Foreign MlnhU* V. M. Mokitnv met for a prlvaU luncheon and talk. Mololov wni exjwctcd to receive some •tratght, blunt talk front — * Marshall. Gets Ne\y Office Mavor Ben F. Butler GOP Income Tax Strategy Planned ,. Introduction of Bill Scheduled for Find! Day of. Short Session Boss, of Miners fo Role of tee proi the names of federal offclals who allegedly are "big-shot plungers" on the grain market. Chariman Styles Bridges, R., N. H., said the committee (Will summon Secretary of Agrlc.ulture Clinton p. Anderson and demand that he turn over a list of major speculators In the eomodlty market.' The committee revealed yesterday during its hearing into the commodity, holdings of fidwln W. Fauley, millionaire special assistant to the secretary of army, that it already has made one successful attempt to get the list J. M. Mchl, administrator of the'Comodlty Exchange Authority, refused to hand it over on the ground that the information was gained from confidential sources. As head ol the Agriculture Department, Anderson Is Mehl's superior. The disputed list contains Temperature Drops to 28 Following Maximum of 35 Thursday's claim to being the coldest day so far this season was matched yesterday as the mercury here again stopped rising at a chilly "high" of only' 35 degrees for the second consecutive day. Freezing temperatures were again .recorded here during last night as the mercury turbled to a low of 28 degrees, according to Robert E. Blaylock, official weather observer. Only lower temperature recorded so far this season was a reading of 24 dcgrce.s on both Nov. 29 and 39. Firemen Get Call Firemen answered a call to Lee Motor Sales Inc., 307 East Main, about 9 o'clock last night when fuel In an oil heater overflowed and flared up. No damage resulted. Missco Doctors Elect Officers At Session Here Dr. John Q Elliott of Biythcville was elected president of the Mississippi county Medical Association at a dinner meeting Wednesday night in the Colonial Room of Hotel Noble He succeeds Dr. J. E. Beasley of Blytheville. Other officers elected for the coming year are Dr. Eldon Fatrky of Wilson, vice-president; Dr. F. B. Utley, secretary-treasurer; and Dr. T N. Rodman of Lcachvllle, censor. During the program a film, "Magic Bullets." was shown, exhibiting the history of research work preceding the discovery of treatment for venereal diseases. Intor leader .sources -said, he wants a „ ,, ... - , , in next year's presidential election. McPherson, Greene; Mr. Burke, Lea; The unpredictable 07- year-old boss of the United - Mine Workers pulled his union out of the API, late yesterday with a dramatic suddenness that surprised most, and brought disapproving comment — but nu sign of revolt — from some of his 600,000 members. Lewis announced . Ills decision In a. 14-lctter notice to TlFL President willtntn Green which said: "we dlsaffiliatc." He scrawled the .message on a half-sheet of white ]Mper. K. C Adams, editor of tlie Miners' Journal, showed It to reporters and then gave It to the manager of the union's building to deliver to Green's office In APL headquarters eight blocks away. Green was not there. In New York, the AFL president said he was "very sorry Indeed" that the to leave the the names of Balers holding more mincrs „-„<] dcc j d( , d than 200,000 bushels of grain on federation, the exchanges. Pauley Talks Buck At the outset of the Pauley hearing, Bridges said prominent persons close to the administration have been "sticking knives Into the hearts of hungry peoples" by gambling in the grain market. He said t would be "shocking to this nation if some of those names are revealed." Meantime the committee was waiting for Pauley, one-time treasurer of the Democratic National Clmtnit- tee, to submit records of his commodity dealings ./nich lie has admitted earned him a "substantial" profit. Pauley's records are In California where he maintains his usual residence. Bridges said just how much further the committee will go Into Pauley's dealings will depend on an examination of his books by committee experts. During his 2<i hours before the committee yesterday, the 44-year- old West Coast oilman Invited study of his records. He insisted that his market operations were perfectly legal, and bluntly challenged congressmen to put their own house in order before accusing anyone of "gambling" In foods. BlytheYille Man Faces Charge; Son is Sought W. L. Hoover of Blytheville was Four of five miners questioned In one Southern Illinois coal field disapproved of Lewis' action, nut there was not even the faintest suggestion of R forrnal protest from rank-and-flle members of the union. / Adams said the break was made because AFL leaders are "too a- frafd to fight" the Taft-Hartlcy law. APTj sources said they suspect tlie move was hastened by the organization last week of the AFL's political league with authority to endorse presidential candidate next year If so chooses. Lewis, they feel, wants to be free to plump for his own choice at the right time. Normally a Ilepublican. he. supported Wendell Willklc In 1040 p.nd Thomas E .Dewey In Id44. In 1036, he backed President Roosevelt. This Li not "the first time the blunt-spoken J.ewls has decided to go It alone. He pulled out of the AFL once before In 1935 to form the CIO. Five, years later, he quit the CIO and from 1040 to 1946 he was a "lone wolf," negotiating directly with the government for his contracts on some occasions He rcaffillatcd with the AFL, In February, 1946. John O. Bown, St. Francis, I. N. Arnoff, Woodruff. ami Robert H. Hood Dies in Home On South Lake Robert Harmcn Hood, age 72, died yeslcrday morning ot a heart attack at his home, 804 S. Lake St., Born In Emhrcy, Miss., Mr. Hood came here many years ago and was a retired farmer. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. at Cobb Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. D. B. lilcdsoc, assistant pastor of First Baptist Church. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery. He Is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lottie Hood, six sons, Herman Hood of St. Ixmls, Mo., Clarence Hood, of Lansing, Mich., Eslclle and 'Alton Hood of Detroit, Mich., Aubrey Hooct of Oklamoma City, Okla., and Lawrence Hoort of Salem, III. ; four daughters, Mrs. John Robinson and Mrs. Bill Green of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Wade Blakemorc of Blytiicvtllc. and Mrs. Edward Phillips of Salem, 111.; two brothers, 13. M. Hood of Blytheville and Buck Hood of Em- brcy, ; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Mc- Kcc of Bcllcfontaine, Miss., and Mrs. W. D. Bailey of Eupora, Miss. Active pallbearers will be Will LaFcrncy, Elza Wheeler, Ronnie Lambert, Cliff Elchlson, and Fred Boyctt all of Blythevllle and Cleo Ornder of Risco, Mo. Honorary pallbearers will be O. J Walker, Sid Dean. Albert Holllngs- worth, Willie Sllles, Gils Graccy and SanTord Webb. low- federal evcnuc rolls and case the burden or 44,000,000 olherH. The 16,500,000,000 reduction bill cry likely will be Introduced In the House on the last day of the special esslon. Among It* major features arc huse: 1. Increase In personal cxctnpt- 01 w from the present $500 to $600. 2. Percentage reductions In ner- na^ Income taxes, ranging from 30 icr cent in the lowest brackets to 0 per eenl. 3. Extension to husbands and wives n all states the so-called cominun- ty property right of dividing In- :omes for tax purposes. 4. An additional 4500 exemption or all persons over 65 years of age. Details of Uie bill were agreed up- n at an Informal meting of most of the GOP members ot the ways and means committee. It had been reported that th» full committee would meet Monday to consider the bill. However, an authoritative committee source said his was unlikely. Present House TfOP statcgy calls for Introducing the 1 tax bill on the last day of the resent session and holding off committee consideration until Congress convenes in January. Details of the proposed bill were obtained from some members who attended the hush-hush session. News Editor Dies Dies in California Mrs. J. D. Causey of Los Ange- !es, Calif., mother of Mrs. J. M. Williams of Biythcville, died yesterday in Los Angeles following a. long Illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday IB Pin* Bluir. NEW YORK, Dec. 13. (U.P.I— Robert E. Dickson, 47, former national affairs editor of Ncwswcclt, and cable and telegram editor of free under $500 bond today but! the New York World Telegram, died yesterday at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. faced charges of receiving stolen property In connection with using a car allegedly stolen by Ills son last month. In Municipal Court this morning, hts case was continued and set for hearing next Saturday, officers arc still seeking Hoover's son, 1 Steve, 16, in connection with theft of the car from an automotive firm here. The car was recovered in West Memphis eany this week. New York Stocks Seamen Swim to Safety MAYPORT, Fla.. Dec. 13. (U.P.) —The ten-man crew of the British motorshlp Deliverance swam safely ashore through heavy surf today after the 120-foot ship ran •ground 31 mile* south of here. 2 p.m. Stocks: A T and T Amer Tobacco . .. Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Eleclric . ... Gen Motors . Montgomery Ward . .. N Y Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation . .. Republic Sieel K 1-8 Radio 9 Socony Vacuum 16 5-8 Studebakcr 20 1-8 Standard of N J 16 5-3 151 67 1-4 31 3-8 M 1-8 63 35 57 3-8 52 3-H 13 3-4 87 1-2 8 3-8 October 28 Murder Here Revealed With Filing Of Charge Against Negro Preliminary hearing for Earl Colemaii, Negro, charged with murder In connection with the death of another Negro, Cal McKelvIe Oct. 28, was continued until Tuesday in Municipal Court this morn- Ing Culcman was arrested severa weeks ago and held In the county Jail here (or Investigation but official charges of murder were not filed until this morning. According to Deputy Sheriff Kr- win Jones, who Investigated Mc- Kelvle's death, Coleman and two other Negroes, who have not beei apprehended, are alleged to havi struck McKelvIe over the head will a wash board and robbed him $150 McKclvle died later as a result o the blow, the officer satd. New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct Dec. open fctgh . 3C36 3641 3589 3598 . 3472 3472 3174 3174 3fi37 3650 low close 3G27 363S 3583 3457 315D Spoti cloM 3731; up •. 3635 35»B 3468 3165 364' It was regarded u significant that the luncheon date was made earlier Ills week and that Molotov, when 10 so vlrlollcally attacked th« Western powers last night, wu well aware that In less than 24 hours h» would be talking privately with Mai shall. Today'H meeting of the Council of Foreign ministers was cancelled on the Initiative of Foreign Secre* Lary Ernest Kevin, who would hav* been chairman under the rotation system. The American delegation, lind Indicated It thought the cancellation was un excellent Idea. The U. S. delegation discussed th* crisis In the council this morning. , Marshall was reported reliable to have decided the Russians must "give" on the German reparations Issue If any agreement la to b* reached here. Molotov Demands Reparation! Molotov had made It plain thai he no longer was "begging but demanding" »10,000,000,000 'In reparations from Germany over the next 20 years. Ono delegation source said Mar- • shall felt that there was "no point In talking any further about anything else" unless the Russian* changed their position on reparations. Marshall wai said to belley* the conference would either cot- ' lapse or go ahead on that luui. The word In advance of the luncheon was that Marshall probably would tell Moltov that only the Soviet delegation could prevent th» conference from ending In failure. Tlie luncheon was a return en. gagement for on* Marshall gave for Molotov Deo. 6. Marshall wu Host to Molotov, Andrei Vlshlnskr, Soviet deputy foreign minister, and George Zarubln, Russian ambassador to Britain. Better than at any time since b* became tecrelary of state, Marshall' will b* „>••&«' wu American able, to .call .the tune .today, -.'f u , e«tte{*<f l li ,1mU« J fnV position very plain, JU<- , demand for honest, workable lour power agreement* on economic principles, reparations and Information about the Soviet zone a* a prerequisite to agreement on unification o< Germany, Although all delegation] felt th» showdown state of this conference had arrived, many members pointed out that It Molotov will not chang* his mind, It will take some time to "put the record straight" before th* council can adjourn. Reports Sug noted Although Molotov has made hU position on reparations ubur, It was emphasized . that formally the. subject of reparations has not been before the ministers. Yesterday'! debate occurred over a British pto- posal that each of the Big Four furnish Information on the reparb lions It has already taken. The subject of "reparations" will come up after discussion of central German department and four- power control of the Ruhr. The outcome of the showdown may determine whether Germany la to be divided more or less formally for an indefinite period. The man who Is the direct cause of this crisis— Molotov of Russia— also has th» power to wipe It out. Foreign Aid Bill Before Senate, House Conferees WASHINGTON, Dec. 13. (UP)— China was the big stumbling block today to agreement between House and Senate conferees on the emer- Kcncy foreign aid bill, but Sen. Arthur H. Vandcrbcrg predicted that a compromise would be worked out bj nightfall. The question was whether the KX),000.000 approved by the House for China would be left in the final version of the bill. The Senate authorized stop-gap aid for France, Italy and Austria, but made no mention of the Far East. The total amount, of the bill hinges on disposition of the China question. The Senate approved the full $597.000,000 asked by President Truman. The House voted *590, 000,000. The conferees already have agreed to let, the Reconstruction Finance Corporation advance the three European countries $150.000,000 to stnrt fuel and famine relief moving before Congress actually appropriates the money. Both the House and Senate were In recess until Monday. Monopoly Suit Filed WASHINGTON. Dee. 13. (U.P.) —The Justice Department tocay filed an anil-trust suit against f. t. DuPoht de Nemours, Inc., ol Wilmington, Del., charging unlawful monopoly of the cellophane In dustry In tin United States. Truman Plans To Combat • Inflation Hit WASHINGTON, Dec. IS. (U.P.) —The House BanKfnff Cpmmlttw said today It has not closed ths door completely on President Truman's request for stand-by prtc* and wage controls to combat Inflation. But the committee made 'clear In a report to the House that It did not consider the President'i 10-point proposed program workable and would not take up a further study of it until Congresi reconvenes In regular session next month. The committee said adoption ol the Republican's four-point antl- Inflation program did not rule out further consideration of Mr. Truman's for the club-in-the-closet wage and price proposals. "Tlie committee does riot Intend definitely at this time to foreclose further consideration ot these questions," the commute* said. Tlie House tentatively Is slated to consider the OOP anti-Inflation program on Monday. Some sources said, however, that an impending head-on collision between Republicans and Democrats over the bill may prevent any action on cost- of-livtng legislation during th« special session. Tot Shop Changes Hands Mr* Shirley L. Sanders today anounced that she ha« purchased and taken over management ot th* Tot shop, children's remjjr-to-i;-ew store at ito South Second. It wa« formerly owned by Ula Vary M Hall, ' : _

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