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BLYTHEVILEE COURIER NEWS I'HB DOMINANT NKWSPAl'Uli. OV NORTHEAST AUKANSA8 AND SOUTUKAS'.l M1SHOUIU VOL. XL1V—NO. 225 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily New» Mississippi Valley Leader Biythevillo Herald ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, OKCKMRKR 18, 1947 TWKNTY PACKS SINGLI COPIES FIV» CEMTg Knutson Offers to Reduce '48 Income Taxes House Republicans Seek to Get Jump On Truman Proposal By Ron Chaney United Press Slaff Correspondent WASHINGTON. Dec. 18. (UP) — Chairman Harold Knutson of the House Ways and Means Committee today introduced legislation to cut personal income taxes $5,600,000,000 in 1Q48 and take 7,400,000 persons off the federal tax rolls. The Minnesota Republican included in liis bill provisions for ($1) raising personal exemptions from $500 to $600; (2) a. sliding scale of tax cuts ranging from 30 per cent in lower brackets and gradually smaller percentage reductions In higher brackets; and (3) extension of community property or "split income" benefits to all states, Knutson's bill is not ticketed for action until the regular session convenes early next month. But Republicans wanted to get on record with it now to beat President Truman to the draw in recommending a tax cut for 1948—a president ia] election year. Although several Democrats have introduced tax reduction bills, Mr. Truman himself has as yet .shown no sign--of softening his previous opposition to lowering taxes. Ref ublicans, however, believe lie wi! repose some form of tax relief it jiis traditional mcssaga to Congress next month. Earlier Bills Vetoed Two bills sponsored by Knutson in the last session—similar but 1101 identical to the one he Introduced today—were successfully vetoed Mr. Truman. Knutson, howvcr, believes this bill is veto-proof because it includes features favored oj some Democrats. The new Knutson bill proposer Tour major revisions in income ta> computations for the more thai 50,000,000 taxpayers: 1. An increase in iicrsonal ex emplions from $500 to $600. Thi; would remove ati estimated 6,000, 000 persons from the tax rolls am cost the government about S2.003, 000,000 In annual revenue. ?5ceo/o Sea Scouts Go With River Pilot to Memphis to Obtain Boat Several members of the Osccola ;a Scout unit and a river pilot vere scheduled to return from Mem- hts today aboard a 38-foot picket •oat given the Scouts by the U. S. Coast Guard. The group left Osceola early this uornlng was expected to complete he four or five-hour river trip ate today. The boat, which has a ten-foot icam and is powered by a 225-horse- jower Kermath marine engine, was elenscd to the Eastern Arkansas Soy Scout Council by Second Coast Guard District headquarters In St. xnris lo the Eastern Arkansas Hoy Scout Council for use In Sea Scout work. The Osceola Sea Scout Ship hns 1 members and Is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club there. W. li. Stewart, Navy veteran, Is skipper of the Ship. The picket boat will tie up at Jacksonville dock, just outside of Osceola, It will be used for practice maneuvers in the blocked oft chnn- lel and no cruises on the river Itself are scheduled before Spring. Taxicab Owners' Suit Dismissed Chancellor Upholds Hiking of Fees by Bfytheville Council Edd Baldwin and 111 other Blytheville taxicnb operators who nt- f~ I ^ I I. ir /'^"""">. «tlw ,u P^sed "1 Git? Co,Z!rS year greatly increasing the fees charged for taxieab licenses today prepared through their attorney, Ed B. Cook, to appeal to the Arkansas, Supreme Court an adverse ruling in the case. The final decree issued by Chancellor Francis H. Cherry of Jones- : ,, boro in Mississippi County Chan- J''° ]1p ,. pl ' ces rn . c eery Court dismissing the case for lliBllel : Re ,f. I ' ) , 1 want of equity was received here were l«°-tl»rd; yesterday by Circuit Clerk Harvey Morris. In the suit the owners and operators of most of the city's taxicabs contended that the increase of license fees was arbitrary and W w u. „.,..*... .cv^uc. amounted to virtual confiscation of 2. A graduated cut in individual "";" Property, income taxes ranginj; from 30 per cent on taxable incomes of $1.000 or less to 10 per cent on that portion of an individual's income in excess of $4,000,^ _ For Ihtxse with incomes"" beW«S $1,000 and &JQft the cut would at Farmers' Gross Income for 1947 Shows Large Gain Agricultural Bureau Estimates Sum is 20 Per Cent Above '46 WASHINGTON, Dec. IB (UP) — The Bureau of Agricultural Economics estimated today that farmers this yenr received a gross Income of $34,000,000,000. This is about 20 per cent, more than they got last year. Net income afler production < p'cnses was $18,000.000.000. Cash receipts were estimated at $30,000,000.000, 22 per cent higher than last year. Government payments lo farmers declined lo $340 000.000. This was 60 per cent belov, last year when subsidies were received for meat animals and some dairy products during part of the yenr. The bureau said the volume oi farm marketings Increased three per cent over last year. It said this reflected increased sales in 194' from the record 1946 corn crop, the record 1947 wheat crop and the relativnly good cotton 'crop. Prices, for all farm products this year were about 19 per cent higher than last year, the bureau salt). Receipts from cash sales were di vided as follows: Livestock and livestock products— $10.900,000, 23 per cent higher that last year. Most of the increase wa in meat animals with cash receipt about. 33 per cent higher. Cash re celpts from dairy products Increase 10 per cent, with prices up 13 pe cent. Cash receipts from poultry an eggs were six per cent higher, will prices up 10 per cent Receipts from crops—$13,100,000 j 000, one-fifth more than last ycai neraged IE per cen from food grain greater than las year, with prices up about one-thin Cash receipts from cotton were u 40 per cent, mostly as n result c the large crop. Senate Kills Amendment to City Schools Begin Holiday Period Friday; Shorter Vacation Favored A shorter Christmas vacation for Blylhevllle Khool children MS >roposed yesterday by Superintendent of Schools W. B. Nicholson when le announced that this year's holidays would beeln at Ihe enit ol Hie •egulnr school day tomorrow with resumption of classes Jan. 5, Mr. Nicholson came out hi favor* if a four and one-half day Chrlst- nns vacation ns opposed lo Ihe 16- day holiday for children In the city schools will get started tomorrow. Students of rurnl schools in districts nerjjcd with Ihe Ulythevllle dls- rlct last Summer will get a 10-day lolldoy, also beginning tomorrow but ending with the resuming of :lnsses Dee. 29. This difference Is due, Mr. Nichol- .011 said, to the fact that Hie three districts annexed Inst Summer— ileece, Flat Lnkc and Clear Lake— :iad Summer terms and consequently didn't begin Fall terms until No- I'ember. Recce and Flat Lake began Fall terms Nov. 3 and Clear Luke slatted Nov. 10 because 11 held Summer classes a week longer than the other two. By ending Chlrstmas holidays on the announcer) dales. Ihc Spring closing dales for bolh city and rural schools In the Blytheville district can be coordinated, he said. All will close for the Summer on May 28. According to the shorter holiday vacation proposed by Mr. Nicholson, schools would close nt noon Dec. 24 and resume clnsses Ihe following Monday. The present vacation disrupts school activities too long and hence nccessllalcs a longer period of re- ticcllmalion for the students when classes resume. He explained that after such « long vacation "ll'n loo hnrd to get the students back In the mond" to study ayMn. The four and one-half day holiday follows that prescribed by Governor Lnney for state offices, Mr. Nicholson pointed out, They also close ut noon on the day before Chrlstnms nnd re-open the following Monday. In explaining his stand, he uild he hnd considered the cost of operation of Ihe schools from nil nnpects and Ihe time lost when clnsses fire resumed. "The cost ts too great mid school work Is too Important," Mr. Nicholson said In pointing out why little time ns possible should be lost from the school schedule. Ho also pointed out (hat no bus Incss would close down for two weeks at a time and advocated putting school operation on Ihe same basis as business functions. Summarizing the first half of the lfM1-« school session. Mr. Nicholson said this "has been a successful school yenr to dale." There Is evidence of progress lownrd objectives set up tor Ihls year, he snld. If the remainder of the year continues ns the first [Million hns goile, ho said, "we will have a very good year." Goodfellow Fund Parity Program Russia Accused Of 'Pressuring' Eastern Europe Britain's Bevin T«1li Commons of Soviet War on Marshall Plan l/ONDON, Dec, 1H. (UP)— Foreign Secretary Fj-nest Bevin nccusud Hussln todny of exerting "tremendous prosury" on her neighbor!, lo keep them out of Ihe Mur- shiill plnn. Bevin charged lhat Soviet tactics In fighting the Marshall plnn amounted lo a violation o[ tho independence and sovereignty of countries In Kiuslern F.urope, Tin- chni'Ki'a ngnlnst the Soviets were made by lievln In nn account- Ing lo Ihc Mouse of Commons of the Big Four conference of Foreign Ministers which fnlled Monday. Afler deploring IlusiUn's rclusnl lo pnrllciiinle In the Marshall plan, Ucvln shnrply criticized tho Soviet propaganda campaign waged first at Ihe United Nations meeting In New York, then through the ncwlv ormcd Cominform nnd finally nl -lie London conference, Hcvln f,M he went Into tin- Big Four meeting "hoping Hint In a calmer atmusplicro of discussion wu should be nljle to make progress," ind nddtd: llnalili: lit Ithniss limit'.* "Unloilunnlfly hu.st.lli- propnunn- Senators Decline To Reveal List of 'Gamblers' Near $500 Mark Kiwanis Club Adds $100 to Contributions For Christmas Baskets Before Farmers Chicago Convention Seeks Retention of Federal Aid Program j parity cc'iit; nnd on t'nt ixnllon 6\cr CCO, JO pcr.;cent. Tho loss of revenue to the government under this .graduated tax cut was estimated at $2,000,000,000. BUI Would Aid Couples 3. Extension of the community property principle to all states for tax purposes .This principle, IION practiced in 12 states, permits a husband and wife to split their income for tax purposes. In many cases, this means that their total tax bill would be less than if cither paid the whole thing. General application of this "split income" principle would cost the government about $600,000,000 in revenue, the benefits of which would go largely to persons with incomes upward of $5.000. 4. An additional $630 tax exemption for persons 65 or older and for the blind. This would cost about $200,000,000 in revenue and remove an estimated l',400,000 from the tax roils. I;l addition, Knutson proposed to revise the estate and gift tax laws to make them apply equally to the community property and non-community property states. These provisions have not yet been completed but will cost an additional $200,- OCO.OOO in revenue. f^' Most Republican members of the ' -iVays and Means Committee favor most of the provisions of the Knutson bill. Several of the Democrats, however, have diiferent ideas. They prefer more, emphasis on tax cuts for those with incomes of less than $3,000 a year. I'ciipcr Offers Bill, Too Knutson said no hearings were contemplated on his bill. He said the committee would try to get it out early in Jnnuarj 1 . Colin F. Slam, the committee's tax expert, told reporters federal revenue is iiow running at a rate in excess of $45,000,000,000 n year. He said this wns some $10,000,000.000 above expenditures, leaving plenty of room for a tax cut. Knutson said that under his pro- pos.il 77 per cent of the total reduction will go to taxpayers with tavible incomes under $4,000: Meanwhile, Sen. Claude E. Pepper. D.. Fla., introduced a bill to cut taxes wholly through restoring personal exemptions—now $500 per individual—to the 1939 level. This would be $1,000 for a single person, $2,500 for a married couple and S500 for each dependent. "The cost of living has increased 64 per cent since 1939 and my Aill would enable at least one-half Ip the 35,000,000 American families To get some increased income lo offset the rise in the cost of living since 1939," Pepper said. Tile case was heard several weeks ago by Chancellor Cherry on testimony and depositions of the plain- , tiffs and Frank Whltworth, city \ t.±it-.J.l— _ D'll clerk The cits wus lepresentcd in'I flff OllOf? Dill tfi^liligaUoa by Percj A Wright, I , '- '.; •'• cltjr attorney. j WASHINGTON, Dec. 18. (UP)— 'T1," Kc-'tita'.yoUsrt'.jilong party lines ! toaUy •'. t<- reject ".iri administration '• request for authority lo compel nl- ' location of scarce industrial nia- i terials, i Tii<> vote was on an amendment to the Republican anti-Inflation bill, which provides for voluntary allocation agreements among manufacturers. The amendment for compulsory allocations was offered by Senate Democratic Leader Alben W. Bnrklcy. It was rejected by a vote of 47 to 32. Only two Democrats voted with the Republicans agnlnst the amendment. One republican supported the amendment. Th c amendment was defeated after Sen. Robert A. Taft. R., O., sponsor of the Republican-supported bill, warned again that Its adoption would kill all chances of passing a bill to combat inflation before congressional adjournment scheduled for tomorrow. "The house certainly would not accept it," he said. Taft said Barklcy's amendment proposed to give the President "complete powers over Industry" such as were exercised during the war by the War Production Board. In effect. Taft said, It would give Mid today he would ask the Arkansas Supreme Court to advance the appeal for an early decision and that efforts would be made to obtain a final ruling by the tribunal in time to prevent collection of the fees to be due for 1948 in the event the decision by ' the chancellor is upheld- I The ordinance passed by the council In December, lH4fi. raised the taxicab license. fee from $30: to S300 n year for nne-cab o'jera- \ tors with smaller ..fees for firms j oijoratins more than one cab. < The Increased fees were paid by i the operators for the current year. Mr. Cook said that there is no provision for a refund of fees paid and explained that an effort would be made to have the city postpone the ! collection or the 1948 fees until n j final decision can be made in the litigation. • Weother Moderates; High of 50 Recorded After reaching a high of 50 degrees here yesterday, the mercury fell to sub-freezing levels again during last night and a low of 28 degrees was recorded by Robert E. Blaylock, offldal weather observer. A total of $162.50 was lidded la the American Lesion's Cioodfellow Fund by members of the Blytheville Kiwanis Club yesterday afternoon, Hosco Crntton, publicity , director for the campaign to raise I to the Amerlcnn Fnrm $800 lo purchase Christmas baskets I Federation's 2flth annual for Blythevillc's needy families, ! today, announced today. Blytheville Klwunians "chipped In" $62.50 during their meeting yesterday, Mr. Crafton said, and the club voted an additional $100 donation which will be tnken from tl CHICAGO, Dec. 18. (UP)—Resolution!; asking that Congress enact i "modernized" agricultural program retaining tile essentials of a price structure were offered Bureau meeting The resolutions, which when enacted will represent the formal opinion of the powerful .federation's membership, said; "We rto not Intend to surrender Jlv these essential principles, yet club's ball gum machine fund for ao recognize. In the light of past the benefit of underprivileged cliil- experiences , the need. fe,-»ome dren. '-.'.• i changes In -our longtime . This "contribution brings Ihe to- L,T' le . Sf T le atl ?I House' )tal receipts to date .to $420 which p c P arm » <« consider at Vis 5li£fitly above the halfway "mark. 1, Mr. Crafton said. The drive is " re ' scheduled to end Tuesday. r \ :,,.'. . . ... , Three; Blytheville grocery stores wl ? lcl ! establishes the pa: have donated paper bags lo to used as baskets, he said, nnd oth- j er stores have promised additional j donations. Liberty Cash Store. No. 30 and the Kroger Stores contributed 100 bags and the Happy Hour Grocery donated 50, Mr. Crafton said. I lhat the contcraico lusted, It made it really Impossible for us to net Krlps wllh Ihu fundnmcuu-il prlnclplcb Involved." In Us propaganda campaign, Ben sntd, the Soviet Union used "epithets which I hnve always thought totnlly unjustified." Ho snld thu establishment of the Con- Inform nnd. Bovlel Indies nt Ihe UN "seemed to be Intended lo cre- alu nu nlmosphere which would innkc a settlement very difficult." Uillatn refrained from replying seriously lo Ihc Soviet attacks, ha snld, and "endeavored to RO nn In the belief that in the end we would gel an agreement." Hut he snld that policy produce,! no results nt tho council table, and "unfortunately Ilio hostile propaganda showed Itself throi^ii all tho discussions nnd made It Impossible for IK to get to grips wllh trm fundamental principles Involved," i<i iS ' Bevin sketched the Issues the council discussed, nnd how the ministers fnlled to IKICC on nny ol WASHINGTON, n«o, 18. (U.R)-Tlv« BenaU Appropriations Coni* mltlcu todny volod 1|> to « against making publlo a list of "big allot 1 * speculators on the commoriltle* mark*!*. For that reason BecreUry of Agriculture Ollulon p. Anderson refu.wd to turn oytr th* name* to tl* eommllle«_ Commltlee chairman Styles Bridges said that Sen. Homer fergiaom, li., Mich, will Inlrodnco later In the day a Joint congressional resolution ordering Anderson to give Congress th« nnine«. ThU was what Anderson had Insisted on—that th« wliole Congress take' action on the U»ut. Andtnmn took lh* position that he would not dlvulfe Ui« name* unlesn tli* commlUrc mad« them public. He appeared at H secret fiesston In answer to a committee nubpeim to product! a list of the names of large ipcciilnlorK on the grain and * otliir commodity exchanges. The record of the hearing, mad4 )Ublic Inter, revealed that he first replied "no" to a question by S«n. Homer Ferguson, R., Mich,, as -to whether he would deliver the intnea to the committee. But Anderson later said that h« inderslood Ferguson to be asking If he had brought tho list with him. Ferguson repeated the mien- lion about whether he would glv« the committed the list. Anderson then replied that he would not give the names In executive session but would do so If he could make them nubile at the came time. / Anderson, In response to the nubpcna voted by the committee ycsterdiiy. was before the commt- lee for two hour» and 35 minutes. The tnmmlltce voted In take thp tnllmony privately, but at Hie close »t the Million reporter* wrre calleii In and the committee instructed the official sle- ncnra]ihrr to read the tnnierlp* to them. Needy Children To Receive Toys Jaycccs, Kiwanians To Make Distribution From Anthony Building ,.j ..„.,,,., ,,.„,,,,„„,.- EverylliliiK Is set fur the annual da showed lUsell throughout all Christmas party lo be given iindcr- dlscu.vjlons during tho throe weeks l» lvlk 'ited children of Ulythevllle Tuesday morning by the .Junior Ohiunber of Commerce nnd the Kl- wnnls Club, Jnycci: President Jlm- mlc Kdwrmls reported yeslerday. The supply of toys contributed by lllylhcvllle re.ildenl.s nppcars lurtfo enough lo provide gills for lln youngsters who would go K I ft less this Christmas If not for this yearly party, he said, And enough toy.i are on linncl to provide a basis fov carryover Mippl] for next year's pnrty. Used and dnm fined toys are «l!ll. being picked up however, to build up the carryover supply. Thesn toys nru repaired and reconditioned by incinbcra of tin Future Farmers of America In thel workshop In I lie Vocational Agriculture building at Ihe high school The Jaycees ami Kiwanians ha< lo start from scratch this yenr lo ota tnln a supply of toys, for Urn In Ihc Vocational Agriculture building lust yenr destroyed what would have been (his year's carryover supply. DHLs' of fruit which will be distributed at the party will be ob- tnlncd through a benefit tnuvie to be.Bhown at 10 a.m. Monday at the Self-Defense Claimed In Jonesboro Trial ' JONESBORO. Ark., Dec., (U.P.I —Testimony was completed today in the first degree murder trial of 54-year-old state their Texan Receives Broken Leg in Auto Accident 1948. which principle on most farm commodities. The resolutions committee snld that "we favor a program based upon mandatory variable price support for agricultural commodities." It explained tlmt ".such variable . price support, should, be applicable : wllh or without, quoins. The level of such support should vnry from | CO to no per cent, of parity In accordance with Ihe supply and price i»sltlon of Ihe commodity." Parity Principle Defined One resolution defined tho parity principle as "measuring a fair exchange vnlue between the price of commodities the farmer sells J. H. Johnson of Houston, Tex., received a broken left leg and cuts land tlic pr'ice'of 'l"h'lngi"tlic"rnrmer and bruises about the body last; busy." Tho committee called It "nn night when the car which he was Important, concept In equality lor the administration authority to and defense attorneys began! shut down an entire Industry, final arsuments I Se » ate Republicans were fearful final arguments. that DC inocral s would talk the The jury was expected to getj Gop al ,ti-j n flatlon program to death. And Democrats complained that the Republicans wanted to get home for Christmas without passing a measure with enough tcclh in H to halt the rising prices. In any event, prospects were j fading for passage of the measure I by both House and Senate before said, tomorrow's scheduled adjournment. the case later today*. Montague took the stand in his defense yesterday and denied prosecution charges that he intentionally killed Ralph Donaldson, 30-year-old Joncsboro Negro. He said he fired the fatal shots in self-defense when the Negro attacked him with a knife. Montague's story was bolstered by similar testimony of his brother, Byrnis Montague, and his sister. Gladys Mon(nguo, both of whom are under indictment as accessories. driving left the highway, turned over several times and crashed into a high-line pole two miles North of Joiner on Highway Cl. | Following the accident the Injured j man was taken in an Osecola am- i bulanee to Campbell's Clinic In | Memphis where he was reported I by attendants of the clinic as "doing j nicely" at noon todny. Acording lo State Patrolman c. E., Montgomery, who along with Patrol- I man A. E. Chronlsler, Investigated the accident, said Mr. Johnson al- lempled to pass another car but was forced from the road by an approaching car. He then turned over several times and crashed Into a power line pole. Thc car was demolished, Patrolman Montgomery American agriculture. 1 "Until such time ns sometlilng See FARM BUREAU on Pajr 2 Weather ARKANSAS—Fair tonight fiivi Fridny; Warmer today and tonight. Farmers Understand Marshall Plan, Leaders Say Crit-v-ng Special Poll CHICAGO. Dec. 18. (UP)—Farm leaders claimed today lhat "almost alt farmers understand the objectives on the Marshall plan and the general idea behind it." They disagreed emphatically with a poll, published by a farm magazine, which showed that 52 per cent of the farmers never have heard of the plan and that 41 per cent of those who have heard about It do not know what it Is. Edward A. O'Neal, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation which is holding Its 29th annual convention here, said that "a few farmers may not understand the minor details of the Marshall plan, but almost all of them understand Its objectives." Thc magazine, Succc.ssful Farming, which is published at Das Moincs. la., said its poll was representative of a cross-section of 6,000.000 farmers. Kirk Fox. editor of Ihe magazine said the poll showed that only about, one farmer in 20 has a specifically correct conception of tin Marshall plan, in addition, he said, 23 per cent of the farmers have a vague idea of what the plan Intends to accomplish. Farm Bureau leaders attending the convention backed O'Neal i'l his contention that the poll wvs not truly indicative of the fawner's knowledge. Ransom B. Aldrtch. Michigan City, Miss., a member of the national executive board, said "some farmers in my state might not be able to give the details of the plan, bit they all understand the broader aspects of it. "Certainly I'd say lhat more than 48 per cent of the', people In Mississippi know about James C. Green of Madison, Wi.v, snld he could not Imagine thai only 48 per cent of the farmers had heard nbout the plan. "I think the farmer Is better informed than other occupational groups." he said. "Look what happened when price controls were removed. Faimcrs started marketing livestock In tremendous quantities almost at once. That shows the farmer knows what Is going on." Woman Suffers Injuries While Crossing Tracks Mrs. Mary Morris of Blythevitle received multiple cuts and bruises this morning when she walked Into the rear of a backing 'Frisco switch engine nt Railroad olid Main Streets. She was lakcn to Blythcville Hospital where an examination revealed she was not seriously Injured. Witnesses said she was croslng the tracks a few yards South of. the crossing gates, which were lowered at the time. They also said Mrs. Morris was walking West wllh her head down apparently didn't see the switch engine. The engine was backing Southward and was not coupled to any cars. Witnesses said a step on the rcai of the engine struck Mrs. Morris and that she was knocked away from it. Osceola C. of C. Wants Oleomargarine Tax Lifted OSCEOLA, Dec. 18—Thc Board of directors of the Osceoln Chamber of Commerce at a meeting this morning, voled full support of the Osceola Chamber to Sen. J. William Fnlbrighl's proposed legislation to remove the federal lax and exorbitant fee from oleomargarine. Members of the board voted lhat a letter be sent to Sen. .John L. McClellnn and Rep. E. C. Gathings urging their support of the legislation, Wider Response Urged in Missco Seal Sales Drive With the Christmas Day closing date of the Christmas Seal sale drive only five days away, more than 62 per cent of the letters containing the seals remnlri unanswered In BlythcvUle Mrs. Roland Green, president of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, said today. While the exact number of unanswered seal letters In all the towns nnd communities throughout the comity has not been determined, there nr c several hundred which have brought no re.simn.sc to date, Mrs. Oreen snld. A tolal of 1.378 letters were sent Blythevlllc resident.'; nnd thus far only 523 have brought responses enclosing contributions to lite seal sale drive. Mrs. Green said, however, "We arc vciy grateful to those who have responded promptly to our appeal for funds with which to carry oil our county work jiiid feel sure that the large per cent that has not responded simply overlooked acknowledging their seals in their rush of Chrstmas preparations." If all recipients of the seals would submit their remittances Immediately, It would help bring Ihe drive to a close by Christmas Day, the closing dale, she said. Mrs. Green also exprc.sscd the hope that "every person receiving seals hfls used them generously on their Christmas mail nnd packages. Confer* With Ma Marshall left =laler nnd Will arrive In Washington nl I) a.m. tomorrow. His radio report, lo lic- mnde lomorrow night, Is expcctett to include nn lippcnl for Intensified support of the Mnrshnll plan. Mnrshall's meeting with Hevln today concluded three days of whirlwind conferences nmong Hie Western [>owers, Including one with French Foreign Minister Georges Bldaull, to decide what I lie West can do now. .. The conference was lu-ld ut n private luncheon attended nlso by Gen. Lllclll.i D. Clay, Amei-icnn military governor of Germany, and Gen. Brian Robertson, British com- mnnder In Gerninny. Just before the lunclieon, Hevln met witii the full British cabinet to give an explanation o[ the Big Four failure and n preview of what the Western powers nrc planning lo do about the Kast-West split. ' All of Marshall's top aides ore convinced Ihnt the collate, of Ihi; foreign ministers meeting marked n historic formal change in Sovlct- Amcrlcnn relations. These aides conclude thni the era of Soviet-American cooperation In world alfairs, formally inaugurated at Ynltn at the opening of 1915, now has formally ended. "The Chrlslmno party will start at 8 a.m..Tuesday at the Jaycee club rooms In the Anthony Building, ln>> mediately South of City Hhll on Norlli, Second street. Vance Henderson li chairman of the Jnycee committee handling ar- rnllHcinenl.s for Hie pnrty while E. H. Ford nnd Arthur (Todd) Harrison nru co-clinlrmnn of the Kiwanis committee. Soybeans (Prices f.o.b. Chicago) open high Mc)l M2 394 May 387 388 low 3f>0 '387 close 392 Two LeachviUe Men Face Burglary Charges Kenneth Hampton nnd Vernon Lee Dnvls of Lcnchvlllc, waived preliminary hearing In Municipal Court this morning and were ordered held lo aw'all action by Circuit Court on charges o[ burglary nnd grnnd larceny In connection wild tho theft of three kerosene ranges nnd a hydrnullc jack from Mrs. Hnltlc Robbing In Lenchvlllc. The two men are alleged to have broken Into a small house used by Mrs. Robblns to house cotton pick- j ers on her farm four miles North I of Lendu'lllc lost Saturday night and took the stoves and Jack later selling them to a Lcnchvlllc used furniture dealer for »15 in cash and two rocking chairs. Hampton and Dnvis were arrested in Leaelivlllc last night by Sheriff Deputies Floyd Hurrls and .James McHnney nftcr the recovery of the stolen articles from the furniture dealer. Hampton's bond was Sen. Homer Ferguson, R., Mich., spenrheiidcd the committee attempt to get itfl hands on the record.-*. He declined lo make publlo the record of the vote. He ulalkcd from the Senat4 caucus room where reporters and .spectators assembled for th« rending of the record. He said: "There he was ready to turn over the list, and the commltt** voted against it." Anderson stated that hi» department alwayA had observed Ihe confidence required of It by law "and the observance has been favorably commented upon by th« courts." He stressed that ipeculallon Itself Is not a violation of the Com. modity Exchanges Act or any oth- such a nature as market or U^-be otherwise harmful ' 'to the Interests of producer^ and consumers." Appears When Sulipcn'atd ' "Hut the law forbids indiscriminate publication or transactions and the names of persons engaging In them," he .said. Hi contended that .Congress itself hnd established that policy, lie «ald that while it was not for him to pass on the wisdom of the policy,' ho felt it would be "wholly fulllf if it could be set aside by a congrc.sslonal committee at will." Tiie committee had. subpcnaed Anderson to produce records of speculation In grain and other commodities on the nation's bt« See SPECULATORS on Pa ( e * 388 i ?ct nt $1,000 nnd Davis' at $500. New York Cotton open Mar 3COO May 3562 July 3445 Oct. 3153 Oec 3083 high low 3600 3557 3562 3523 3449 3417 3153 3128 3083 306.5 1:30 3565 3532 3421 3129 3 085 Mother of Mexican Heiress Fears Kidnapers May Have Killed Daughter SAN DIffGO. Cal., Dec. 18. (UP! —The mother of a 15-yenr-old heiress, believed held a love captive in the mountains nenr Mnx- ntlan in Lower California, said to- dny she feared her daughter had O wncr been murdered by her kidnapers. The daughter,, Marin Jesus Yo- Innda Escobar, heiress to a 1. 000.000 peso fortune, allegedly was kid- naped a month nco by the five Moran brothers, one of whom wanted to marry her. Na7.arlo Moran. Sr., 73, father of the brothers, was nrrc.sted for Ihe kidnaping and Scnora Consnelo Capncela. molher of Maria, said It was common talk around the Port of Mazallnn thnt the brothers had killed the girl In reprisal for the elder Moran's arrest. Villagers told her family pride demanded Ihe killing lo alone for Ihe father's humiliation, Senora Capacctn said. The senorn. accompanied by Mnn- ucl Acosta Mczn, n Tijuana newspaperman, flew her from Mazallan and will go on to Tijuana, Mexico, today, she said she was abandoning the search nnd going home. "I still feel In my heart that my daughter must be alive." she said. "I can never give up all hope. But tcr died as s^on ns the father was arrested. Thc only Inw they know Is the Inw of the gun." Senora Capaceta. a pretty widow nnd wealthy Lower California Innd- snld Maria was kidnaped left a Mo2atlRii Ice cream parlor, shortly afterward, sh e said the elder Moran came to her and told her Maria would be released If she were promised In marriage to his youngest son. Nazario. Jr., 23. "Tills girl is worth a million pesos and I want my boy lo marry her," she said the father told her. Senora capaccln said Maria had led a secluded life like all Mexican girls of good faintly and had no interest In romance. She said her daughter's Interests had centered around the mission school at Tijuana where she was an excellent student. Maria hnd never seen young Moran, her mother snld. She said Mexican President Miguel Aleman had promised her all troops and available government agencies would search for her daughter and the Moran brothers. Men from the Mazatlan army post, commanded by Gen. Jesus Arias, scoured the rugged moun- Co-Operative Homes Urged For Veterans WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UP) — James F. O'Nell, national commander of the American Legion, snld todny that high prices are forcing veterans out of the housing market despite their priorities. As a solution the Legion head, urged congressional approval of a 5200,000,000 program to build veterans' homes cooperatively, with construction lo be financed by sale of government - backed, tax - free bonds. Such a program, he said, would out housing costs by 2fl per cent. O'Ncil told the House Veterans Committee that veterans housing has been Injected Into politics along with public housing, and he appealed to Congress to consider th« "veterans' plight" separately. The Legion commander testified on a bill sponsored by his organization and Introduced by Chairman Edith Nourso Kogers, R., Mass., of the Veterans Committee nnd 22 other members of Congress. The measure would authorize Administration to charter veterans homestead associations, consisting; of five or more exservicemcn. The associations would build or buy housing. New York Stocks p.m. Stacks A T and T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper ..... Beth steel Chrysler Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central : Int Hamtttr North Am.'Aviation ... Republic Steel. Radio .• Socony Vacuum ....... 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