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BLYTHEVILEE COURIER "NEWS 1 I'HS DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLIV—NO. 223 Bljrthevllle Courier Blythevllle Dally News Mississippi Valley Leader Blylhevllle Herald BMTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1947 FOURTEEN PAGES Republicans Plan »To Ask Subpenas For Speculators Cabinet Member Refuses to Furnish List for Congress WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UP)— A leading Republican senator said today he will ask the Senate Appropriations Committee to subpena government lists ot big commodity market traders If the administration continues to refuse Congress a look »t them. Sen. Homer Ferguson, R., Mich., told a reporter the appropriations committee should Investigate charges that government Insiders are listed as profit-making speculators In food through advance access to Information on government purchasing plans. He said he would formally request the Appropriations Committee to aubpena lists of those holding more than 200,000 bushels of grain if Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson stands pat on his claim that It would be unlawful to reveal the names to Congress, In a two-hour meeting with Committee Chairman Styles Bridges yesterday, Anderson rejected a demand for the lists. Ferguson said he may propose that the committee isu- penn them later today. The Implication of the charges Ijf Is that »ome federal officials took ^>' advantage of advance Information on government purchasing plans (o profiteer In scarce agricultural products. House Republican Leader Charles A. Halleck and Chairman Bridges promised full investigation of government purchases and market operations of additional government Insiders, If any. The overall Inquiry would come after the holidays although Investigation of market operations of Edwin W. Pauley, special assistant to the Secretary of Army, will continue now. Charges of clumsy handling of government purchases and of profiteering by insiders were made by Harold E. Stassen, a candidate for . tlu : ' " ^residential nominal . _ •.. ••-•• r.m stick, ."' ' . .0-1 stock will boom .'•pierity and the Truman adminlstra- -'' tlon will be rocked to its founda- • tions in a presidential election , year. Stassen raid analysis by his staff of govemi.tt.t purchases of iS&Tirid ... other.commodities had at first.dis- closed only unintelligent and clumsy /operations. ay- Jaycees Discuss Big Christmas Party for Needy Final plans for Christmas activi ties and the annual party for underprivileged children wer e made last night at a meeting of ft Board of Directors of the Junl< Chamber of Commerce In the Ja cce club rooms. The Christmas party for underprivileged children will be held Dec 23 at the Jaycee club rooms In thf Anthony Building on North Second The parly is given by both thf Kiwanis club and the Jaycees aj a joint Christmas project. Plans made at th e Jnycee board meeting last night Included a benefit movie to be given at a theater here. Admission for this niovl e will consist of fruit which will in turn be given the children at the Christmas party. The movie probably will be held next Monday, the day preceding . the party. In other action, the board approved for submission to the club membership a program to obtain funds for construction of headquarters In Tulsn, Okla., for the fVnited States Junior Chamber of Commerce. The plan includes contribution by each Jaycee of one dollar and subscription of each club In,(he country to a $100 savings bond. •INGLB. COPH» Fin cum City Gels Snow Flurry, Followed by Rain, Low Of 22, and Clear Skies Temperatures approaching the seasonal low were recorded here , during last night as the mercury i plummeted to a low of 25 degrees. Only lower temperature tills season was Saturday night's low of 22. Rain, which turned Into a brief snow flurry In the nllernoon, brought .42 of an Inch of moisture yesterday. Highest temperature yes- lerday was 42 degrees, according to Robert E. Blayloek, official weather observer. Today the sky hod cleared and fair and warmer weather was predicted by the Little Rock Weather Bureau for tonight and Wednesday. A Toast- Despite Stormy Words Arabs Cut Water Supply to Jews Military-Like Band Said to Have Dealt Blow in Desert Area By Ella? Simon (United Press Staff Correspondent) JERUSALEM, Dec. 16 (UP)—Reports reached Jerusalem today that Arab bands, operating In "military- like formations," had cut the water supply of 14 Jewish settlements in the Negev, the Southern desert region. Squads of Jewish Hagana men hurried out to repair at least five punctures in the long pipeline winding across the desert and through the settlements the Jews have so laboriously planted. If their water supply is stopped, the settlements may face real trouble. The areas around them are largely Arab. Fearful of their position, the Negev Jews, working through Hagana, were reported putting up "security houses"—virtual fortresses with a 60-day supply of food, water, arms and ammunition against Arab sieges. It was the first report of important Arab activity In the Negev area the greater part of which eventually will become part of the Jewish state The colonies were planted in a lighting swoop last year, in .what amounted to an overnight military operation. ; . .: The rest of Palestine WBS not quiet, although action was sporadic and scattered. Funeral processions, always occasions for Increasing bitterness in 1 situations lik-> thijy, were bcl;-:j held today in rnanV'iC.&aTand Jewish settlements. The bodies of the 10 slain Jews' were buried in a common grave In Nahlat Ishaq. a suburb of Tel Aviv. Official reports showed that casualties iu the 24 hours ended at 8 a.m. were eight'dead—seven Arabs and one Jew—and 24 wounded, nine of these seriously. Two of the Arabs were killed by fellow Arabs in Gaza for cooperating with the Jews. ^™^™^~^^^^^^»^» Western Powers Consider Future of Germany After Molotov Departs Abruptly Separate Peace is 'Impossible' Marshall Says After Big 4 Split Secretary of Slate George C. Marshall, left, and Russia'* foreign minister, Vlacheslav Mololov, are pic tured toasting each other after a luncheon In the American Embassy In London. The two statesmen eye each other calmly, despite many stormy exchanges during Big Four meeting which ended abruptly ye.i- tcrday with Molotov departing from London for Moscow without saying goodbye to any of him conference colleagues among the staffs of the Big Three. (NEA Radlo-Telcphoto.) Blytheyills Residents Little Concerned Over 'Quake' in Tri-State Area Blythevillc residents today gave widely varying accounts of earth tremors which shook sections of Mississippi. Arkansas and Tennessee last night but damaged nothing except the nerves of some jittery residents. Many persons here said today that they felt no tremor. Others said they felt it slightly and still others reiwrtcd effects that ranged from rattling pans to shaking houses, While police, telephone operators, newspapers and 'Weather Bureau stations elsewhere were being flooded with calls, Blythcville residents displayed no apparent curiosity for reporls this morning indicated that few, if any, persons called to ask about the tremor. Numerous telephone reporls of the earth disturbance began pouring In to other scattered points in ^nis trl-stale area, beginning at 8:27 p.m. (CST.) But the Weather Bureau had no official report of the shocks, which were described by some residents as similar to "crashes" or "explosions." History records only oue major earthquake in this region—exactly 137 years ago to the day. That was Dec. 15-16. 1811, when tremors in the bed of the Mississippi River South of the mouth of the Ohio destroyed small towns, Killed several persons and created Two Missco Men Will Serve on Advisory Board Two Blytheville men and one from Little Rock today were the only three Arkarcans named to a 47-man Advisory Committee set up to assist in planning the cotton industry's 1948 promotion and research program. The Blytheville men are Sam H. Williams, president of the First National Bank; W. F. McDauiel, manager of the Federal Compress and Warehouse Co., Tracy Jones of Little Rock is the third Arkansan on the committee. The committee, appointed yesterday by Oscar Johnston, president of the National Cotton Council, is made up of leaders in the cotton and allied industries. The advisory group will take part in program planning in fields of production and marketing, utilization research, foreign trade and sales promotion at the Cotton Council's annual meeting in Atlanta Jan. 21-23. The 47 appointments included key research authorities, sales executives, bankers, editors, trade association executives, agriculturists and cotton products manufacturer.';. Jonesboro Man Goes On Trial for Murder JONESBORO. Ark., Dec 16. (UP) —The Irial of Walter Montague. 54, Jonesboro trucklines operator, on .first degree murder charges, was resumed today In Craighcad Circuit Court. Before presenting testimony, however, the selection of the jury had to be completed. Two Jury panels of 48 men were exhausted yesterday in selecting the first seven jurors. Montague Is charged with the slaying of Rlaph Donaldson, 30, Negro employee, at Montague's office Sept. 21. Also facing charges of accessory to first degree murder In Ihe slaying are Montague's brother, Bvrnls, 44, and their sisler Gladys, 40. Late Discovery BURLINGTON. Vt., Dec. 18.— (UP)—After suffering abdominal pains for 50 years, Moses D. Pcrcl- inan of Burlington visited his doctor son In Newark, N. J., and learned he haa an upside-down stomach Big Four Failure May Cripple UN World Diplomats Fear Setback for New Peace Agency By Robert Manning Uniled Press Staff Correspondent LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., Dec. 16. (UP)—Top United Nations' diplomats today .viewed the breakdown of Ihe Big Four foreign ministers conference as a setback for Ihe young and strife-weakened UN. For two years these diplomats have maintained that the world organization cannot really work until the great powers settle the peace and put their signatures on German and Japanese treaties. UN observers pointed to the futility of debating important issues like tn% (election of a governor for Trieste or international atomic energy control or the,., warfare lri s ln- donesia as- loftg-'-as;'the"Russians, Americans,.'British'.or French feel compelled to use such issues as toeholds or blackjacks for their bigger battle over peace treaties. Discussions of that sort were slated to resume Ihis week following a brief rest from the recent UN • General Assembly meeting. The Security Council scheduled discussions today on the Indonesian riuestion, the problem of the Big Five veto power and the procedure for inspecting trusteeship territories. A secret meeting on picking a governor for the troubie-cJty cif Trieste was called for tomonow afternoon, although there seemed to be no break in the complicated stalemate over selection of a man lor the job. The only candidate on which the United States and Russia appear near agreement is frowned upon by Great Britain. The rivalries and animosities which have blocked settlement of such questions as those in the past have been ascribed almost unanimously by UN officials to the bigger disagreement over the European and Pacific peace settlements. The London failure even heightened skepticism in some circles about the apparent American-Russian harmony on the Palestine partition. So far Russia and the United States have played close together on the Holy Land, making possible a General Assembly decision to divide Palestine between Jews and Arabs. Already bloodshed has developed Ihere, however, and the real part of the partition program Is still to come. When Britain ends iu mandate Mny 15, the UN becomes responsible for law and order. It has no armed force to keep peace and must rely on continued American- Russian harmony to guard against or put down violence in the Middle East. Russians' Propaganda Machines Blame Marshall for Big 4 Break By Edward V. Koberil Uniled Presi Staff Correspondent LONDON, Dcc_ 16. (U.P.)Sovlet propagandists told the Russian people today that the American delegation came lo the Big Four Foreign Ministers Conference prepared to break it up If it could not be used to further a plan for finally splitting off Western Germany. Ekchange Telegraph Agency said* •- ' Exchange Telegraph Agency snid Mall said "...one can almost hear the clanging as thicker plntcj are riveted In the Iron curtain." 'Molotov acted "as If Russia were one virtuous power In a world ot typocrltes, racketeers and plotters of aggression," the baborlte Dally Herald said. "Mr. Molotov demanded all. He was prepared to concede, nothlnf," said the Daily GraplUc. ; Seriate May Act Mu Banking Called to Consider Republican/ Measure WASHINGTON, Dec. 1« (UP)— The Senate Banking Committee was called Into session on short nollce Soviet newspapers printed the news of tiie conference breaking down under the headline: "Rupture ol London Session—Provocative Lan- nuage of Delegations of Western Powers in action." In Western Germany, a dispatch of the Tass Agency said, British and American authorities are "ruling the roost as in a colony." The dispatch was written by Tass' correspondents in London and broadcast by Radio Moscow. "H also became clear before hand that the American, British and French delegations, in accordance with existing arrangements made between them behind the scenes, decided to time the disruption of the London scssiofTwlth discussion of the reparations question, calculating in this "way to saddle the Soviet Union with responsibility for the breakdown.. .Tass said. Tass Correspondents- Nettled Tass' correspondents appeared to be considerably nettled by Secretary of State George C. Marshall's making viacheslav M. Molotov say. lie demanded $10,000,000,000 in rep-|' Olln y to consider the Republican arations from Germany. This prob- stop-gap anti-Inflation bill which , nbly knocked out much of the failed to survive a House test yester- • propaganda Molotov had been using . day. the conference to spread. ! The decision to go ahead In the Tass criticized the Western pow-', Senate indicated that Republican crs for not taking kindly to a Rus- Ie "" ers there sti " hoped lo pass the -slnn suggestion that a German del- mcllsure before the scheduled acl- ngation be consulted a subject i jour " mellt Prl< l a y- House Republl- nearer in line with Molotov's prop- — '••-•'--- •-«•«-- aganda campaign. "Thus the representatives of the Western powers openly demonstrated their unwillingness to listen to the voice ol the progressive German public in deciding the question of the future of Germany," Tass snid. The liberal News Chronicle was the only London newspaper besides the Communist Dally Worker not to blame the breakdown on Molotov. The News Chronicle said there wns no need now to "take a pessimistic view." London Papers Criticize "Marshall breaks up Big Pour," the Dally Workers' headline said. It said in an editorial that he was holding on to Western Gcr,-any "like grim death," because it wn.s the key to the Marshall plnn and "preparations for a third world war." The Independent conservative Daily Telegraph snid Molotov knew his demands for uniting Germany had no chance of lie "kept the ball purpose of propaganda for Germany and not In any hope of reaching agreement." "Dead, done, darned," the Daily Aid to Russians May Be Shut Off Congressmen Study Widened Breach in East-West Relations By Jnlm I,. Slrele (llnlirrl Tress Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Dec. IB. (UP) — Collnpso of the London conference brouRhl dcnmnds In CoiiKrcta lodiiy for K stronger Western Qmniiity and a halt lo transfers of German Industrial gooiln to Russia. Key congressional lignum urged Ihat Iho western powers—Hrllnln, Prance and the United Slates—go It alone In rebuilding Western Germany, but Umt the door be lett open for the Soviet Union In event it has a change of heart. There was no immediate Indication what part the falure ot Hie foreign ministers conference, and the widening rift between East nntl West, would play in the Impending congressional light on the Marshall European recovery phiu. Some congressional leudcra speculated Ihat the latest development on Hie Internnllonal .scene might prompt President Triunnn to "toughen up" lib Mnrstuill plan mcssnge which Is due on Citpltol Hill later this week. However, * reliable administration source said he doubled the breakup would nller Ihe President's approach. Marshall Due Friday Secretary of Stnt», George O, Mur- shull, who called it quits at London yesterday, tentatively was scheduled to arrive In Die-capital on Friday. After reporting to President, Truman, and iierhauis, lo the American people, he faces a' rounil of questioning by congressional committees, The IcglsliUor* are asking "Where do we go from here?" for»len policy .develop- LONDON Dec. 16. U.P.)-Secretary of State George Marshall, confronted with * world split by failure of the Big Four conference, ruled out aa "impossible" today pro- nepflrate peace with 'Western Germany. •• Soon utter -------- posals to make In other munis: leaders left the Initiative up to their Senate colleagues. Tlie hanking committee meeting acceptance nnd rolling for Ihe man Robert A. Taft, R., O., of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, Senate sponsor of the bill. Taft conferred this morning with Rep. Charles A. Halleck, R., Ind., House Republican floor leader, who lost an attempt yesterday to push the GOP bill through under conditions which required a two-thirds majority for passage. House Democrats voted solidly In blocking the GOP strategy. They felt the Republican bill was Inadequate response to President Truman's 10-point anti-lnflfttlon program. Mr. Truman had asked, among other things, for standby power t o impose rationing controls and wage-price The House GOP bill provided for extension of export and transportation controls, waiving of anti-trust laws under voluntary agreements for allocation of scale supplies, and an increase In Ihe gold reserve rc- quirmenls of federal reserve banks. Taft'a bill In the Senate was identical except for deletion of the controversial gold reserve feature. Budget Experts Discover Average Family in U. S. Needs Better Than $3,000 Annual Income to Live Weather nearby Reelfoot Lake, which Is lon«. ARKANSAS—Fair and continued cold tonight. Wednesday fair and waxmsr. By Laurence Gonder UnKed Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Dec. 16. (U.P.)—The government reported today that a "tynica! city fanii y of four needed between $3,004 and §3,458 a year to maintain a ("modest but adequate standard of living at June. 1947 prices The reporl—Ihe result of a 2',i-+ . year study ol living coals hi Ihe na- living." It said the cost figures were based on the needs of a 38-year-old work- Ing man; his 36-year-old non-work- iug wife; a daughter, eight; and so "' l3 ' . . „ ., modest but adequate Separate dollar estimates were i | I1K included' given for each of the 34 cities but no national average was estimated. The cities, and how much the "nec- lion's 34 largest cities—was prepared by the Bureau of Labor Sla- tistlcs. It was submitted to a Senate-House economic subcommittee by Ewnn Clague, commissioner of labor statistics. At last June's price levels, the report said, four-person families In each'of the large cities surveyed would have had to spend m&re than $3,000 annually to live "modestly." Clague told the subcommittee It was "safe to say" that retail price Increases have boosted city family expenses across the nation at least another three per cent" since Ihe budget estimates were made. The government report was In Ihe Colo., S3.1S8; Philadelphia, $3,203; form of a "city worker's family Savannah, Ga., $3,150; Atlanta, Ga., budget." An explanatory statement: *?,!50; Jacksonville, Sna., $3,135; said the budgets were "an attempt'New .Orleans, $3,004. 10 describe and measure a modest! The report said many "typical" but adfrjuats AmMltta fUndart «f I tamili** »an—and jlo-llv. on less I thkp prescribed by the budgets. But, it said, "deficiencies" In one form or another will plague those living on less. The "minimum" standards for "a way of Jlv- essary" annual budget would have cost In each last June, Included: Washington, $3,458; New York City..«,347; Boston, $3,310; Detroit, The Home "Must provide the fundamental needs—shelter, sanitation and privacy. It Is a fact thnt the four- person city family considers five rooms, Including a kitchen and bath, $3,293; Chicago, $3,282; Mobile^ ATa.[ I wit1 ' modern plumbing, heating and $3,276; Norfolk, Va., $3,241. Memphis, Tenn., $3,220; Los Angeles, $3,251; Birmingham, Ala., $3.251; Richmond, Va., $3,223; Denver, I llghllug, as a basic to satisfaclory 'housing." At least three labor-saving devices were considered "essential." They were a gas or clcc- Iric cook stove, a mechanical refrigerator and a washing machine. The survey found, that rental for housing ranged from $756 « year In Washington, D. c., lo $4lfi in **e BUDGET* «n raft II i>- ^>uti 1.000.000 authorized by ll-c IIous/ and Senale, Ihe cominitlee would actually appropriate only $500,1100,000. He said a move was afoot lo eliminate all funds for Chirm pending a separale program for that lion, and to trim spending programs for France, Italy and Austria. 2. Chairman Styles Bridges, R,, N. H.. of the Senate Appropriations Committee announced an In- Committee Pares Foreign Aid Bill Funds for Occupied Areas, and for Italy, France Are Trimmed WASHINGTON, Dec. 16. CUP) — Tha House Appropriations Committee today submitted to the House » bill Mushing 188,000,000 from the amount Congress authorized for emergency foreign aid and more than *2(iO,000,000 from the Army'i request for occupied areas. Exurewlug misgivings about the soundness of the foreign relief pro- Smm, the committee offered a supplemental appropriation bill which: 1— Provides $509,,000,000 of the $5!)7,000,000 stop-gup aid authori- sation voted only yesterday by con- RICM for France, Haly, Austria and China, nils represents a cut of about 15 per cent from the authorization. 2— Provides only 1230,000,000 of Ihe $400.000,000 requested by the Army for relief and military government, operations In the occupied areas of Germany, Japan, Korea and Austria. This represent* » out of 33 jx-r cent. Army Funds Sluhed, (Too 'Hie suiinlemeiUnr appropriation 1)111 carried a tolal of $172,504,000— $509,000,000 for emergency foreign aid, 4230.000,000 for the Army »nd tile balanc, for other federal operations. The committee did riot provide _. ----- „.. - - Jsjtthorliatlon ting President The committee said tt did not m fit to provide any money for Chinese aid on grounds that no program luid been submitted for China. As for aid to Francs, Italy-and Austria, the committee said: "While the committee Is far from convinced that the program Is sound or Ihat it will be efficiently administered, It does recognize the need to be met and that the present bill offers (he only opportunity to provide such assistance as the Untied Stales may be In a position lo render and has therefore deter- Sorlet Mnhter V. M. Mnlotov hurried *ff to Mot- row without •aylnir foodbre In anyone, Marshall dbeuned the •irnlflcance «r the collapce of the council at foreffn ministers) with hli delegation, Tonight Marshall win dUcuw thV crisis wilh French Foreign Minister Georges Bldault at a private dinner. The meeting may determine to what degree France will Join Britain and America In converting all of Western Germany into a "worshop" for the Marshall plan. Before the I>ondon. conference o|«iiect, sources close to Marshall said he rejected the whole concept of a separate peace as unworkable. He admitted "some kind of accommodation" would have to be found for Western Germany In case of the council failure, but ruled out a separate peace. .: The same sources were asked today whether the event* of the last week had changed Marshall's mind. The answer wa»: ; "There lias been no change in the Issue. Something else must b» worked out for divided Germany, Imt we can't do It with a separate peace treaty." • • Council In "Dea**" ^ The Council of Foreign Ministers appeared doomed. A .headline In the London Dally Mall expressed sentiments of tnany';,'of tho tin vesllgatlon tomorrow of Ihe administration's policy In China. Among tho witnesses will be Lt. Gen. ._ _ -.„. Albert c. Wcdcmcj'cr, whose report; mined to approve the program In on China thus fur has been withhold from Congress; William O. Bul- lltt. former U. S. ambassador to Russia and France, nnd former Cou- grcjswoman Clare Boolhe Luce. 3. The U. S. nnd Britain, It was learned, have agreed on n plnn thnt will give the U. S. economic and niuinclnl control of their Joint occupation zone of Germany. Under the pact, this country will take over nbout Ihrcc-fourths of the occupation costs—instead of Ihe present onc-hnlf—In return for n dominant voice lu control. Onniuil Wait "Forever" Sennle President Arthur H. Van- dcnbcrg. R., Mich., a chief architect of the nation's bl-p.irtl.san foreign policy, had no Immediate comment on Ihe breakup of the London parley. But Sen. Tom Connally. D.. Tex., who has served with, Vandcnbcrg at earlier Big Four meetings, observed that the world ! of lhcsc "cannot wait forever" for an Enst- We.st agreement. Connally hlnlcd Ihat H was about time for western powers to determine among themselves Ihe future of Germany and Austria nnd proceed In their own 7-ones. The strongest reaction to the failure at London came from senators who had been urging an end lo plant dismantlings In the US- Urlllsh zones. These facilities have been sent lo Russia as reparallons. Bridges and Sen. James O. Eastland. D.. Miss., introduced a resolution calling for « stop to German plant dismantlings until Congress has a chance to Investigate. A similar request would be made lo Britain. Sen. Waller F. George of Georgia, a ranking Democrat, and others were loathe to recommend a separate peace treaty without Russian participation. It was pointed out in Senate circles Ihat such a move would "freeze" the division of East basic form wilh certain exceptions hereafter explained. France lilt Hardest Of Ihe 1*8,000,000 reduction, ««,000,000 was taken from the amount Intended for Franco and $22.000,000 from the amount Intended for Italy The appropriation bill Itself did not Allocate funds by countries. But the commltlce explained that most of the $68.000,000 trimmed from funds which Prance is expected to use represented interest on France's foreign debts as well as paymenls on commercial debts to Belgium and Bra7.ll. The cut In the amount for Italy represented funds which would have been used largely for the settlement of some of that country's foreign financial obligations. "It Is the p Judgment of the committee that wherever possible items should be deferred by Ihe creditors and that the governments of FTRiice and Italy should divert every available re- own to the care their own people during the Winter months," the committee said. "The expenditure of funds for such items serves only to Increase the burden which must be borne by the American laxpaycr and it Is cxaclly Ihe some as if the Congress appropriates money to. pay the debts of France and Italy." In trimming $260,000,000 off the Army's original request, the committee contended it was providing a sufficient amount lo take care of food requirements through next June 30. delegates to the con(erenc».' It wa "dead, done, damned."' ; Each of the thfee foreign ministers of the West felt that th> council should be abolished under the present circumstances, although none of them was likely to; make a specllla move to do It formally. Molotov was th« first to go. Marshall was not scheduled to leay* until Thursday. The; '~r Marsh Bevln meeting Is of ancc,. In t »l«w.; of the , i th» . three -WMter be'.comblned and i provisional derma As luuttl, the Rilssfans disagreed with the other thret powers— th* Se* BIO FOUE » P source of their and feeding of and West, and that moreover there] Streets Former Hospital Owner Establishes Clinic Here Dr. J. F. Brownson formally announced Saturday the opening of Ills office at Ash and Division Is no German government which peace may be made. wilh Soybeans (Prices r. o. b. Chicago) Mar. May open . 386 high tow 386 385A close 385'.iB I 381 ',i A New York Cotton Mar. May July , Oct. , Dee, , open . 3587 . 3549 . 3450 . 3141 . 36M high low 3617 357« 3578 3540 3466 3430 3174 3139 3000 IS&l 1:30 3611 3575 3443 3162 Ktt Dr. Brownson formerly operated a 12-bed hospital at Lcachvlllc before coming here a year ago. After operating the Lcachville hospital for two years, he sold it. He also did medical and surgical woik here during the war years. Dr. Brownson's office is a former residence which has been entirely remodeled and re-decorated. 'Equipment and furnishings all are new. The office Includes two treatment roms, equipped for minor surgery, x-ray and fluroscope equipment, laboratory, showers, arid cardiograph and basal metabolism equipment. A natlvn of Dubuque, !«., Dr. Brownson pracliced there for several r«ari with hi* father. fire 'in Hotel Causes Arrest Of Missourian MEMPHIS, Temr, Dec." 16. (U^) — Roy Dlllard, 37, theater operator of Wardell, Mo., was released on bond today after a fire in his llth floor hotel Claridge room-.sent pajama-clad guests down stairways and fire escapes. J. R. Wilkcrson, 37, of Yazoo City, Miss., received lacerations on his hands opening a door that led to the outside fire escape. Several guests, choking and coughing from the Intense black smoke,- crawled on hands and knees. to the head of the exit stairways. The fire In room 1119 spread rap- Idly, eating its way through ths doors of adjoining rooms, and filling the llth floor corridor with dense smoke. Dillard escaped, clad in his underwear and a top dress coat, go- Ing down the inside stairways. The fire burned so Intensely In Dillard's room that even the plaster- Ing fell from the walls. Every plec« of furniture In his room was burned. Flames consumed the door ""d- Ing into an adjoining rom octv.f ,d by J. B. Lensing, 71, of Meriaian r Miss. Lensing was awakened by the crackling flames shortly before 7 ajn. The smoke was so dense In ths corridor, he said, that he had difficulty locating the stairway exit. William F. Spradley of Knoxvillf. Tenn., was aroused by the smell of smoke. He crawled about 100 feet along the floor of the corridor W the Inside steps. Would Lease Coal Rights WASHINGTON, Dec. 16. (UP)— Rep. Fadjo Cravens, D., Ark., Introduced legislallon to permit coal mining on land now occupied by Camp Chaflee, Ark. Under the bill mine leases would be granted by th« secretary of the army. New York Stocks S p.m. stocks: A T and T Amer Tobacco . ... Anaconda Copper , Beth Steel Chrysler , Coca Cola . Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward , N Y Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel . .. Radio . Socony Vacuum . . Studebakcr . ...... Standard of N J . . Texas Corp Packard 150 1-1 ' 88 35 100 62 3-ft 175 U 1-4 57 1-4 53 5-8 13 1-2 87 1-2 8 3-4 26 1-1 » 1-8 16 3-4 % T7 1-8 M 3-4 * 7-8 U a ateel KM

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