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BLYTHEVIEEE COURIER "NEWS VOL. XLIV—NO. 224 Blytheville Courier Blythevtlle Daily Newi Mississippi Valley Leader BlythevlLl. Herald 111K DOMINANT HEWSPAPIJR OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST M1SSOUKI. BLYTHEVILLK, ARKANSAS, WKDNKSDA^'' JKCKMBKR 17, 1947 EldHTKEN PAGES ,\ •INGLI mn cnret Gen.Wedemeyer for Funds To Assist China Senate Committee Balked in Move to Obtain 'Top Secret' WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. (UP) — Lt. Gen. Albert C. Wedemeyer to day urged the United States to furnish military supplies and economic aid to the Chinese Nationalist government Immediately to fight Communism. At the same time, Wedemeyer refused to turn over to the Senate Appropriations Committee a copy of his long-suppressed report on China. He said he was under orders from President Truman and Secretary of State George C. Marshall not to do so. The report, prepared by Wedemeyer oh the basis of a "six-week tour of China and Korea last Bummer, has been labeled "top secret' by the State Department. Wedemeyer, wartime U.S. commander In China, testified before the committee hi connection with relief proposals for China included In the $597,003,000 emergency foreign aid authorization bill signec by Mr. Truman today. This bill authorizes aid for China, but the actual appropriation bill, pending In the House, provides no mone: for China. ^ Must Combat Communism |fc. Appealing for U. s. economic aid Tind military supplies to the government of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, Wedemeyer conceded tha Chiang is "practically.. .a benevb- lent despot." But, he said, the generalissimo I the "logical leader of China today 1 In the fight against communism and has "opposed communism throughout his history." Wedemeyer, now chief of th 1 Army General Staff's Planning am Operations Division, also recallei that Chiang remained loyal to he allies and refused to accept "good peace terms offered by Japan In 1944 and 1945. Acceptance woulc have released more than 1,000,000 'well-trained troops to be deploye against U. 3. forces, Wedemeye •aid. "He (Chiang) needs our help an he should get our help," Wedemeye laid. Sayi China Needs, Help "Do you think it is urgent tha military lupplles and waiMatic as Bistance be made China at this time K: ihm- t.v Styl oiv Urtd; MI'' Wedemeyer answered emphaticai- * iy that he did. • He 'also kaid he did not think the United.'States had kept all its past,promises to China. But he explained that conditions sometimes Jiad prevented fulfillment ot U.S. commitments to China. Wedemeyer said the U. S. political and economic campaign to "retain, block" and finally push back Communism demanded a worldwide appraisal. Otherwise, he said, this nation might dissipate its resources "piecemeal." He said "what goes on in China yis of utmost Importance." He said 'the European aid program should not be planned without considering China's needs and ability to use aid. Willard L. Thorpe, assistant secretary of state Tor economic affairs, told the committee earlier that the administration was willing to have China included In the appropriation bill foivstop-gap aid. But he said the State Department did not want this if it meant reducing appropriations for the European countries—France, Italy and Austria. 1.5. Treasury to Offer 4,000,000,000 Savings fond Issues to Investors WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. (UP) — 'he Treasury will conduct an or- anlzed drive to sell savings bonds n May or June as an antl-lnfla- lonary measure, it was learned to- lay. The goal for the drive has not yet jeen set, but usually well-informed ourccs said it will be in the nelgh- Jorhood of $4,000,000,000. Blytheville to Send Ten Delegates oriu Director Of Religious Education to Youth Conference President Signs Stop-Gap Aid Bill House Members Cut $88,000,000 Out of Appropriation WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UP) — The slenderized $509,000,000 emer- ;cncy European relief appropriation was slated for house approval today without major change. Administration forces indicated they would put up little more than token fight for restoration of the (88,000,000 cut by the House Appropriations Committee. President Truman had asked $591,000,000, for interim aid to Prance, Italy and Austria. Mr. Truman signed today, without ceremony, the bill congress already has passed authorizing a $597,000,000 stop-gap winter relief program. The bill merely authrolzcd the program. It carried no funds. The aid funds were contained in supplemental appropriation bill, which also carried $230,000,000 for military government and relief in occupied areas of Europe and Asia. The military government requests suffered a $260,000,000 cut at the hands of the House committee. Overall total of the bill, which also would provide for Western reclamation projects and relict for Indians, totalled $773,726,000 was $345,661,000 less than had been .requested. _, When the House concludes action on the bill, the Senate Appropriations Committee plans to meet in executive session to act on the measure. The committee was expected to clip at least $60,000,000 from the $597,000,000 asked. This would represent the amount that had been expected to go to China. General House debate on the measure was concluded yesterday. This left the bill open for amendment. Hep. Clarence Cannon o'f-.Missourl, ranking Democrat on the House Ap•- denounced Ten Blythevllle delegate! and j Miss Mamie L. Adams, director of ! religious education for the First Methodist church, will attend the Cleveland Conference for Methodist Youth Dec. 50 to Jan. 2, It wa» announced yesterday. The delegate from Blythevllle include: top row—(left to right) Miss Ruth Seay, Miss Oeorge Ann Striven, Miss Jo Ann Trleschmann^ second row—Miss Juanlta EUerdt, Cal Gossett, Miss Iva Seay; bottom row—Miss Mona Sue Williams, Miss Earlene Baker and Miss Ethel Eberdt. Tht other delegate li Carl Robertson. The conference, which U sponsored by the General Board of Education of th* Methodist Church with co-operation of other boards and agencies Including the National Methodist Youth Fellowship, will be attended by a.000 young people and 1,000 adults from every state In the union and some foreign countries. One of the main speakers at the conference will be Dr. E. Stanley Jones, author and Methodist missionary. Other speakers will be Dr. Harold C. Case of Pasadena, Calif., Dr. O. Baez-Camargo of Mexico City, Mexico. Dr. Ralph E. Diffendorfer of the Board of Missions and Church Extension; Dr. Paul Quilllan of Houston, Tex., a former Arkansan; nnd Dr. Richard C. Raines of Minneapolis, Minn. During the conference a concert by Roland Hayes, Negro singer, will be given and a drama entitled, "The Mighty Dream." will be presented. The drama was written by Mrs. Dorothy Clark Wilson, religious author. Official organist for the conference will be Richard Ellsasser, and music will be furnished by a choir of 150 young people from Cleveland. Delegates from Blytheville and surrounding towns will take a special train from Hoxie the afternoon Big 3 Conference In Washington May Be Held Soon Republicans Go All-Out to Get Market Secrets Committee to Draft Subpena for Data Held by Anderson WASHINGTON, Dec. IT (UP)— The Senate Appropriations Committee tentatively scheduled n meet- IIIK for 2 p.m. today to draft 11 sub- peim calling on Secretary of Agriculture Clinton p. Anderson to product "nil Information" on commodity speculations of all federal officials, Including congressmen. The meeting wan decided upon after the Republican Policy Committee gave the Appropriation Committee the green light to nn Inveslt- Ratlou of speculation and the sub^ pcnn of Anderson, Sen. Homer Ferguson, n., Mich member of both tho policy nnd np., „„ pronrlntlous committees, said tlio , sub]>cna will cull for not, only pro- "„ , „ , duclng ,,f Anderson's list of "blj, M "rslml Is scheduled to return Marshall to Give Report To 'Nation on Failure Of Big Four Conference WASHINGTON, Doc. 11. <UP)— Secretary ot Stato George C. Marshall will report to the nation at 0 p.m. C8T Friday on the unsuccessful Big Pour foreign ministers conference in London, the State Department announced today. Marshall's addrcs will be curried l>y the Columbia Broadcasting Sys- Icni, the American Broadcasting Co., the Mutual Broadcasting System, and one frequency modulation network. His address U ex- pcctcd to require about 20 inin- * LONDON, Dec. 17 k (U.P.)' — The possibility of »n American-Anglo-French con- 'erenc* in Washington coon to' merge the Western occupation zone* of Germany wu reiwrted today, Ranking de.legatM of the Western Powers maintained clone liaison in a continuing round of talka which began with tho breakup of the of Dec. 30 arriving hi Cleveland Tuesday In time to register nnd attend the opening services Tuesday night. The meeting in the first held since 1035, an'd Is scheduled to bo one of the greatest meetings tor Methodist Youth ot this generation. Impact of Inflation of Greater Concern in Missco Than Geologist's Prediction of Major Earthquake Mississippi countiaus today apparently were more concerned with economic up- Chest Fund Gets J130 Additional W 0n Budget for '48 Contributions to the Community Chest, still more,than $Ir,452 short of its adopted budget of $26,780 for the coming year, have slowed to a mail's pace, it was apparent today During the past week, only $130 has been added to the Chest fund on which 20 Blythevllle youth, civic and welfare agencies depend for support. A week: ago today the fund collections stood at $15,189.26. Today it stands at $15,32856. The Christmas shopping drain on pockctbooks was recognized as a possible explanation for the slowed contributions. Yesterday was the beginning of the seventh week of the Chest drive. In a list released last week, slO contribution was erroneously credited to Jesse Stitt. The name should have read Miss Jessie Srite, drive officials said today. Contributions received during the past week and reported today follow. C. M. Baxter and Sons, $10 Sterling store, $70; and C. F. Tucker, $50. Funeral Kites Conducted K or Mrs. Nannie Haley Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock, at Holt Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs Nannie Haley of Dell and Wilson Mrs. Haley who wa* 85, died In a Little Rock Hospital at 3 o'clock yesterday morning. She Is survived by two sons C H. Haley of Dell and J. s. Haley of Wilson, with whom she made her home; two daughters, Mrs. Hubert Hoskins of Wilson and Mrs Sadie Homlne of Luxora. Burial was In Sandy Ridge Cemetery. i'»,,'*i*efgn ' aid and Indjlf«tad v he would rely on some sym'psthe'tlt Republi can to offer an amendment to restore the slash. Such a move by a Republican. 3annon said, "would divest the at:empted restoration of any political taint." But there appeared to be no Republicans willing to assume such an obligation. State Invests $500,000 in Stadium Bonds LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 17.-(UP)—The State Board of Fiscal Control voted unanimouslv today to invest 5500,000 from sta'te treasury balances in memorial stadium revenue bonds. The action came after a short discussion in Little Rock this morning and in the absence of Gov. Ben Laney, chairman of the board. Laney was In Cam den today. The board was authorized bv the 1947 legislature to invest up to $500.000 in the \sladium bonds when it set up the law creating the stadium commission. Jim Oooch, Little Rock member of the commission, explained that tentative contract for $960,000 had been awarded Harmon Brothers Construction Co., of Oklahoma for erection of th e stadium In Little Rock. Maximum and Minimum Temperatures Play Tag With "Point" ot freezing Freezing temperatures, rapidly becoming commonplace here, again held Blytheville in their grip last night when the mercury fell to a low of 24 degrees, two above the seasonal low. Highest temperature recorded here yesterday was 40 degrees, according to Robert E. Blaylock, of- ilclal weather observer. heavals than subterranean disorders which hit the surface here earlier this weok with a bounce, the center of which has been placed by geologists at a point near Osceola. Yesterday a great many in BIy- » /,.' theville and surrounding areas- learned of the "earth tremors" through the Courier News. The tremors were observed in the tri- state area even though they escan- 1 ed notice by a majority of the rein- dents when the 'ground shook''for 'our minutes starting at 9 21 -p m Weather ARKANSAS — Fair tonight and Thursday with slowly rising temperature. A San Antonio, Texas, watchmaker developed what Is said to be the only watch In the world to run backwards. New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open 3617 3583 3468 3170 3100 high low 3621 3595 3586 3562 3W8 3415 3172 3148 3100 3083 1:30 3608 3574 3459 3155 3093 Soybeans (Prices f.o.b. Chicago) open high Mch 384 389 May low 384 close 389 386B Sergeant is Slain In Holy Land War New Outbreaks Take : 1>ll of five, Lives Around Jerusalem JERUSALEM, Dec. 17. (UP) — Authorities reported today that a British police sergeant was assassinated in new outbreaks of violence which took at least five lives in the last 24 hours. The seregant was killed and his companion was wounded at dusk yesterday by a volley of shots fired as they left a Jewish cafe. Although several persons witnessed the shooting, an official statement said, none gave any Information on the identity of the assassins. The wounded officer provided clues which led to the arrest of one suspect. Official lists showed four other persons slain in Palestine within 24 hours. They were one Jewish policeman and three other Jews. Five were wounded—three Jews, an Arab and an auxuiliary policeman. J. M. Levack, British district commissioner, went into the battleground between Jaffa and Tel Aviv to try to stop renewed sniping. | He will talk with Jewish Hagana officers from Holon, a suburb of Tel Aviv, and Arab chiefs from Tel El Rish, a suburb of Jaffa, and try to get them to reinstate a truce that was broken yesterday by one trigger-happy sniper. Arabs in the Jabalich quarter, between Tel El Rish and the coast, went directly to Jewish officials in an attempt to prevent the Tel El Rish-Holon feud from spreading to their district. Five ol the leading Arabs from Jnbnlich went to a Jewish factory in Bat Yam and talked to the chairman of the local Jewish Council there. They told him they wanted to keep the peace. Sirangcri Blamed as Snipers Arabs who had been sniping from Jabalich were strangers, they said. They nstced the Jewish chairman to instruct his snipers not to shoot back at the Arabs, but to telephone Arabs officials In Jaballeh, who would take care of the itrang- crs. Elsewhere, this desire for peace did not appear to prevail. New road blocks were set up at the approaches to Jaffa and entrances to the market place to prevent another attack like the Irgun Zvai Lcuml raid on the Alhambra Cafe Saturday. At one outlying point, a Jewish settlement area In the Negev Desert district, a party of British army officers and soldiers toured outposts and told Jewish settlers they had orders to help them defend themselves. There was no report of further trouble in the Negev, possibly because teelphone communications had been cut during 48 hours of violence in which one Jewish settlement policeman, one'Arab policeman and two Jewish settlers were killed and three others wounded. Arab sabotage ot the pipelines which water the settlements was reported repaired and Hagana set up a frontier strongpoint about 35 miles north ot Tel Aviv to guard against Arab band*. meiit ff6iB r w7SSnln%toti thai takes air income of between S3.0UO and 93, 600 a year to enable a family ol four to live'in comfort in these times of greatly inflated living costs. : • Geologist Alarmed Dr. Ross, Hclnrich of St. Louis University said that the school's seismograph recorded tremors of four minutes duration and that the disturbance originated in the Ar- kan-ssis portion of the New Madrid, Mo., fault where such tremors occur frequently. Geologist N. F. Williams of the Arkansas Resources and Development Commission In Little Rock showed much greater concern than did the residents of the. area experiencing the earth tremors. He said that the mild shocks "might" be following by a "walloping big earthquake." Williams said the cai-Ui disturbances noticed in Northeastern Ar- kansns, Western Tennessee and Northern Mississippi were caused oy shifting of "basement rock" 4,000 to 5,000 feet underground. The force of such a shift, he said, is magnified through subterranean layers and hits the surface with a bounce. Monday's tremors, lie continued, prove that the layers deep in the earth are in an unsettled and shifty condition. Predicts Big One "One of these days", Williams asserted, "the area is going to have a walloping big earthquake. The big ones usually lilt In the same arc.i about every century." Williams recalled the Dec. 15 and 16 earthquake of 1811 which destroyed small towns in the Mississippi Valley nnd created Tennessee's Reelfoot Lake, and killed several persons. But the Little Rock geologist tailed to venture a prediction about when to expect the "walloping big earthquake" and today Mississippi counlinns are more inclined to talk about the Impact of inflation and where the spiral of living costs will end and ease the .strain on their purses. N. Misscn Scout Le< shot plungers" holding federal posts, but also for all other Information on speculation ami trading Ihnt-he has. The Republicans nctcd quickly to ncccpl tho administration's clinlliMiKo to turn th« spot Unlit on coiigroiu- inen us well us executive brunch of- tlchils who i"'-hl be HpeculalliiK lit the K|ilralliii; Klsliitfs markets, Vlialrnmii .:ul>rri A. Tuft, K., <>., ol ihr Republican I'olloy Committee talit Andenon In "absolutely wron»" In hla auumptlon that hr li prevented by law from »up- Plvlnit the Information on commodity exchange »nrculalor» to ctm- Brrns. Taft emplmsl/cd that Republicans want nil Information on .speculative trading In commodity exchanges. "We want tho whotn story," he said, "no mutter who Is involved," Anderson put the issue directly up to the Republican leadership by refusing to turn over tho list of speculators. But Anderson said lie would supply the list If both houses ot Congress adopted a resolution asking tor the names. At the ffftme time, Anderson suggested that the Inquiry .Into'.commodity exchange speculation be broadened to disclose the names of all traders "on'^vhom.i»e h»ve Information" Including thoso uonncct- 1 with' Congress. to the United States at 8 a.m. Friday. William Carney, Pioneer, Dies Funeral Services To Be Conducted At 3 p.m. Tomorrow William Carney, owner of Oar noy Awning Co., died at his homi at 113 South Firat Street at 11:30 a.m. today following a lengthy Illness. He was 86. Services-will be conducted by the Rev. Allni D. Stewart, pastor'of the First Methodist Church, at Cob!) •Funeral Home chapel at S p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be hi Bmwood Cemetery. Mr. Carney wa« born in Blythe- vlllo Sept, 11, 1«7S. arid resided here ull .his lite. He had operated trie awning firm here for the past '11 ycural, He h survived by hb wife, Mrs, Luri Carney of Blythevllle; a brother, iQeorge Cam*y or Potosl, Mo.j and live •btera, Mm, J. a. Barks- clatu Of Siblcy, Mis... Mn. John Walker Louis G. Nash of Blythevllle was elected chairman of the Nnrbh Mississippi County District Scout Committee at a dinner-meeting last night .at the Rustic Inn. He succeeds Noble Gill of Dell and Bly- thcvlHc. J. Lou|s cherry of Blythevllle was named vice-chairman, to succeed Jerry Poc. Jack Flnley Roblii- son of Blythevllle was rc-clcctcd district, commissioner, Elected members-at-large were Rosco Crafton, Graham Siulbury, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Nash and Rupert Crafton, all' of Biythevllle, nnd Eric Waddcll of Annorel, Lc- roy Carter of Leachvlllc, Farrel Harris of Lost Cane. W. E. Hagan of Armorcl. E. C. Flceman of Manila and Vance Dlxon of New Liberty. During the business meeting, Fred Slcadman was appointed to set up a Merit Badge Counselor's Staff In this city. Finns for the annual meeting ot the Eastern .Arkansas Area Boy Scout council, to be held at the Hotel Noble Jan. 22. were rtls- It was announced thnt at the Inst three" Courts of Honor, a totivl of 158 merit badges was awarded. This figure, it was said, represents three-quarters of the total for 1947 as the fourth Court of Honor, scheduled for this month, was postponed. At these Courts of Honor, the following promotions were made: to Eagle Scout rank, one; to Life Scout rank, three; to Star Scout, five; to First clnss Scout, eight; and to Second Class Scout, 40, Accused Man Posts Bond Eldon O. Cooper, of near Poplar Corner, was placed under »500 bond In Municipal Court this morning on a statutory charge. Arrested by the sheriff's office, cooper was put under bond pending a preliminary ; hearing which has not been schc- duled yet. had considered a Joint resolution to get the Agriculture Department records as Ahdorson had suggested. But tho Ohio Republican snld the time clement made it Impossible to cany out such procedure. Besides, he snld, no such resolution Is necessary under the stnUitcs. Chnirmnii styles Bridges, R., N. H., of the Senate Appropriations Committee previously hnd said the committee Intended to "get all the names and nil 'the facts." Anderson contended he was not authorized under present law to reveal the nnmc.s of those trading In grains and other foodstuffs. But by passing a resolution, he told Bridges, Congress could so authorize him and "stop loose Uilk about Insiders profiting by knowledge of government purchasing plans." Anderson said he was referring to Hnrold E. Stnssen, Republican presidential aspirant. It was Stiis- scn's attack on grain dealings of Edwin W. Piuiley, special assistant to the army secretary, and other administration "Insiders" that led to the Senate Inquiry. Ttie Senate committee was determined to get the names by agreement with Anderson or by snbpcna, But it left the door open to get them by Joint resolution if these means failed. The House Rcpubllcnn steering committee nlso stepped Into the speculation controversy. It decided to back a - resolution by Rep. August H. Andrescn, R., Minn., to set up a special committee In the House to investigate. House lenders planned to incorporate Andrescn's proposal with resolution by Rep. W. Klngslnnd Macy, R., N. Y., calling for a sweep- Ing investigation of postwar black Legion launches $800 Campaign Money is Needed To Provide Funds For Aiding Needy A special drive to raise (800 to purchase Christmas baskets of foodstuffs to some ZOO needy families in Blythoville was launched today by the Ooodfcllows Club of the Dim Cnson Post 24 of the American Legion. A special committee has been appointed by the Legion to handle the solicitation of funds and distribution of the baskets. ,Rosco Crafton, who Is In charge of fund publicity, stated that »263.50 was raised through a canvass of the city's business district following a kickotf meeting of members of the special committee this morning which officially launched the drive. Leu Ion's Funds Pledged Mr. Crafton pointed out that heretofore that the Legion's Goodfellow Club has took it, upon itself to supplement the difference In See GOODFF.IJ.OWS on Pane 15 market operations and tiiclr effect on prices. Argentina Prepares to Challenge Marshall Plan With Peron Proposal By Fmncls K McCarthy United Press Staff Correspondent HAVANA, Dee. 17. (U.P.)—Argentina prepared today to challenge United States supremacy In the Western Hemisphere by offering its own "Peron Plan" of $5,000,000,000 In loans to needy nations of the world, especially South America. + The dramatic offer was announced the Inter-American Defense Conference at Rio De Janeiro several months ago. Mollnurl toIJ n score of newsmen It was Imperative that some sort of aid plan for the Western Hemisphere be started Immediately to coincide with the Marshall plan. "We should Immediately coordinate all the economic development of the Americas," he said. "I repeat, Immediately. It should not be delayed. It should begin right now. "Argentina 1ms the capacity to extend graduated and compensated SM PERON PLAN on Page IS. In a ,press conference last night by Diego Luis Molinarl, chief Argentine delegate to the United Nations Trade Conference here. Ho said the Argentine plan should go into effect at the same time as the Marshall plan. Mollnnri's announcement cam" amid a scathing denunciation of the United States for limiting Marshall plan old to the nations of Western Europe despite Argentina's plea that the needy nations of the West- tern Hemisphere be Included. This plea was rejected whin proposed by Argentin* delegates at Food Price Index Drops Whole Dime During Past Week NEW YORK, Dec. 17 (UP) — Wholesale food prices In the week ended Dec. 16, slipped another 10 cents, dropping to S7.02 on the Dun As Bradstrect, Inc., Index, that agency rcjx>rtcd today. The Index of the average price per pound of 31 foods In general use declining for the second consecutive week, was 15 cenl.-i below ihc all-time high of $7.17 registered on Dec. 2. It compared with $7.12 In the preceding week and with $6.28 a year earlier. Prices of nine of the foods used in the compilation advanced, nine declined and the remaining 13 were unchanged. Advances were noted in wheat, corn, oats, barley, beef, hams, cheese, pons and hogs. Flour, rye, lard, cocoa, eggs, potatoes, steers, lambs and raisins declined. Bellies, sugar, coffee, cottonseed oil, tea, beans, peanuts, rice, molasses, currants, prunes, milk d.nd butter, held unchanged. Ten Blytheville Men To Testify in Federal Case in Mississippi Ton Blylheville men have been subpenaccl ns witnesses In a Federal District Court hearing at Or- forri, Miss., tomorrow when 8. K. Fisher of Blytheville, operator of a trucking firm, will face a charge Involving an Interstate shipment of lumber. Pour of the wltneses are peace officers. They are Chief of police Charles Shor.-t, Deputy Sheriff Er- wln Jones nnd Policemen Turner Klsscll and Eugene Dickinson. The others are Roy Head, A. I.. Bomnr, James Neal, . Loy Eich, Qucntln Sprayberry and Lane Nowell. Cause for action In the case originated about a year ago. Four conference and the al* riipt departure of Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov for Moscow, French Foreign Minister George* Bidault was understood to have expressed wllllngnets for .the thre* Western government! to begin negotiations soon In Washington, with ' a view ol fusing the French son* of Germany Into the Anglo-American area. Such tulkt probably would start on a "working level." Bidault WM understood to have ilgnlfled 'hla willingness at a dinner lut night tor Secretary of- State Georg* C. Marshall. Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin talked with Bidault for half an hour at the foreign of tic* : thia morning. They were asiumed to have discussed the future of Germany and the possibility of uniting the three occupation lones. Bevln, Dullea Confer The tame matters were believed '• reviewed by Bevln with John Foa- / ter Dulles ,advl$or to Mann all on / the American delegation to the Big Four meeting ,and British Attorney General Sir Hartley Shawcross, at a luncheon in the Hous* of Com- tnoiu, / Bevln also reported to : Kinj' George at Bucltlnghain, Palace today. He wu expected to make a statement on the breakdown of the Big Four Council In U» House at Commons tomorrow. *•, A high government (ource uld that with the decUy* break between the Eait and th* We«t. Brit- air, mutt decide what to do next In Germany, Th*.; decision imuit'•' Inr , forking out of condition* on .nee might add 1U Kme to lo-Amerlcan «Uip, , .tl»», _ Mrlsd trl^kitali'h.4 to discuss any alterniMv* foreign policy while any 'chanc* remained for a four agreement In th* Council of Foreign Mlnlsteri. V Britain >act* Dwtalon. Now, however, the source uld, Britain mu»t reconsider the',whol* structure of foreign policy. :• Bevln already had discussed the Implications of tht conference breakdown on Britain policy In talks with Prime Minister Clement Attlee.* American officials foressw th* possibility ot long and difficult negotiations before some sort, of economic or political unification ol . the three Western zonei of Qti^l many could be realised.. Americans niost familiar with th* situation are well aware of the difficulties the French government will have with French public opinion on any Issue pertaining to th» future of Germany. Therefore, they are not very optimistic about th« early creation of a "Trironla." A3 a matter of fact, some Americans responsible tor administering U. S.. policy in .Germany -would prefer to put off fusion with th* French sone until next Spring. Th* American and British zones already arc unified tor economic purpose!. Americans, who administer U.S. policy In Germany point out that the only. Immediate! advantage in France Joining,'the British-American merger would be a display of solidarity with the West. New York Stocks 2 p.m. Slock A T and T ISO 1-4 Amcr Tobacco 681-2 Anaconda Copper 34 3-4 Beth Steel 1005-8 Chrysler 63 Coca Cola 178 Gen Electric 347-8 Gen Motors '. 573-8 Montgomery Ward 543-8 Lucrative River Commission Job v Soon to Be Filled LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. IT. (OP)—Eight Arkansas men hav* applied for a position on the Mississippi River Commission. -U. 8. Senator John L. McClellan discussed the names yesterday with 1 President Truman. The vacancy occurred In the lifetime $7,500 a year Job on the recent death of Harry Fair of Mernphlr. McClellan said President Truman Indicated the position would not be filled before the first of the year. Listed as applicants were Crittenden County Judge Cy Bond; John E. Buxton, former statt highway engineer; Charles Christian, former regional director of the War Assets Administration; Roy E. Warden, engineer tor the Missouri P*i elfic Lines; Roy Burdlck, former U.S. Engineer; W. Dewoody Diek' inson 'of Little Rock; L. R. Parmalee, Helena city engineer; and William T. McKie, chief engineer of the Yaaoo-Mississlppl.levee district in Missouri and a resident of Forrest City. N Y Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum .... Studebaker Standard of N J .. Texas Corp Packard . U 8 Steel York Kites Tomorrow H 1-4 88 1-8 8 3-4 S« 1-2 9 5-a . Funeral .services will be conduct-. 18 3-4 ed tomorrow.afternoon at 1 o'clock 30 1-4: at Cobb funeral Home Chapel for 76 7-8 1 Austin Gray York, win died at hl» 59 I home In Cottonwfttd Point, Mo, 4 3-41 Monday. Burial will be la Xapte 71 1-8 Qrov» cemetery.

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