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BLYTHEMEEE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAOT MISSOURI YOU XLIV—NO. 227 Blytheville Courier Blythevill* Daily New* Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevill* U««ld BIA'THBVILLB, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1847 TEN PAGES ponm mi Pope Pius Asks for World-Wide Prayer Of Peace Deplores Miserable Condition of World And Consequences VATICAN CITY, Dec. 20. (UP)— Pope Pins asked the Catholics of the world In an Encyclical today to pray for peace, and warned that class hatreds, aggravated and exploited by "secret and shrewd cal- President Truman Sends Christmas Greetings to Armed forces Personnel WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UP) — President Truman has tent Christmas Greetings to the men and women of the United states Armed Forces everywhere. "In peace as in war, your fellow Americans are proud of you and deeply grateful for your' faithful service," the President said. "May your Chrlsthas Season remain a happy one, wherever you are stationed, and may the spirit of this season remain with you throuBht the coming year." A special message to Air Force personnel was dispatched by Secretary ol Air W. Stuart Symington and Gen. Carl Spaatz, Chief of culations," threaten every war lorn state. The Encyclical, entitled "Most De- •ired Peace," was dated Dec. 18. It was the present Pontiff's fourth major Encyclical since his coronation in March, 1930. A similar Encyclical asking for prayers for peace was issued in October, 1946. The Encyclical called for "fervent prayers to God" because of the "miserable spectacle "of the world. "Peace Is still oscillating and uncertain, and as all can note with sorrow and trepidation, keeps suspended in anguish the souls of the peoples, while In not a few nations already devastated by world conflict and by ruins and miseries which are its sorrowful consequences social classes agitated by bitter hatred and with numerous disorders and troubles threaten as all can see to overthrow and batter the very foundations of the states." The Pope's letter was viewed by ^mbservers as a direct answer to ^JJVeading disorder and unrest in Italy and France together with world pessimism following the failure of the Bit Four conference In London. The Pope decried the methods of "discord, uprising and fratricidal slaughter'* and said they could not solve the current problems. "Those who by means of premedi- i; ted plans arouse crowds iu an unwise manner, pushing them toward disorders and offenses against the liberty of ethers, without doubt shipments do not aid In lessening the misery ^ s east, of the people, but rather increase it and provoke extreme ruin, embittering hatred and Interruptions of the work of civil life." he said. 'In fact, party struggles were and always will be for many peo pies - - • itielf greater 'than- Staff. Navy Secretary John L. Sullivan and Adm. Louis E. Denfelci Chief of Naval Operations, sen 1 greetings to Naval and Marine Per sonnel. Slow Transfer oi German Plants United States Wants All Shipments to East Hatted WASHINGTON, Dec. 30.—(UP) —The United States appeared today to be cracking down on the transfer of dismantled German plants to > Russ!a as part of the Soviet war reparations demands. Though both Slate and Army deportments were mum on reports that all such shipments from the American zone had been halted, Army sources said there had been a slow-down in such movements, The State Department said only that is was seeking conferences with Britain at the top level over the problem. Senate President Arthur H. Vandenberg, R., Mich., told his colleagues yesterday he had been advised by the State Department that its policy now to make no further shipments of dismantled plants to He said later that the department was seeking arrangements with j Britain to. terminate "even the tag end of^ any shipments fbf dismantled plarife to the east. 1 Three hours later the State Department issued .this two^sentence, lenient which to •*th*r Anderson Would Protect <i77.e Innocent By Vincent Burke United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. <UP) — The Agriculture Department was trying today to compile a list of speculators that would expose the gamblers and yet protect innocent persons. Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson said he would like to have his aides check all the names of the, list to make sure no injury is done to innocent persons having the same name as the commodity speculators. The difficulty, however, is that the list may cotain between 12,000 and 15,000 names of those who have traded on the commodity exchanges during the past two years. Agriculture officials said it would be virtually impossible to check each name and .still get the list ready bv next week as Anderson hopes to do. One official said that in mariy cases the department has tlie names of market traders but no addresses. He said the final list as presented to Congress might look something like this: "John Doe, Oregon; James Roe, Detroit, etc." Ander.son's idea is to identify ^ach speculator more fully. {•The secretary was authorized to ^evepl the names yesterday when Congress passed and President Trunian signed a resolution to that effect. arrangements with the Brit' garding ariy further shipments of dismantled plants to the east.' The Secretary of State had a preliminary talk on this subject with Mr. Bevin (British Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin) before leaving London." There was no indication whether Bevin had Indicated any willingness to have Britain go along with the United States. Hussan rights to reparations from Germany stem from the Potsdam agreement of 1945. First reaction from the British Foreign Oiiice was that the American action appeared to abrogate the Potsdam agreement, and that Britain would continue to observe her obligations. Telegraphers Threaten Nation With Walkout All Western Union Officers, Stock and Grain Exchanges Hit WASHINGTON. Dec. 20. (UP) — Three APL unions said today a nationwide telegraph strike may be called momentarily and without advance warning. A spokesman for the unions told reporters no advance announcement of when the strike will begin will be made. He made the remark as union representatives and negotiators for Western Union Telegraph Co. resumed meetings with Federal mediators In an attempt to head off the walkout. Earlier, in telegrams to President Truman and Cyrus S. Clung, director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, the unions said the strike may be called "at any time." They said they may disregard their original strike deadline of 6 a.m. next Tuesday. Asked if there would be any official announcement of a new strike deadline, a union official said, "No. you'll have to watch for it." A mediation official said the company may fore-stall the threatened without with a wage offer. Frank Bloom, counsel for the Commercial Telegraphers' Union, said the union would oppose the request of the Wisconsin Employment Relations Board for a permanent injunction against the strike in that state. "The Wisconsin Board has no business in this dispute," he told reporters. "ThLs Is a nation-wide public utility and the Federal government has asserted Its jurisdiction under the Tuft-Hartley Law. We will litigate the Wisconsin action to the Supreme Court and may seek an order to restrain the slate from interfering." He said that went for Virginia New Jersey, Indiana and other states which have passed laws restricting strikes In public utilities. In their telegram to Mr. Truman and Ching, the unions accused the company of violating the Tail- Hartley act. Union oiticials" said the strike, if. called, will shut down 3,000 Western Union offices across tl\e country in the midsfr-of their busiest season. It rhay also [orcc the stock, grain and cotton exchanges to close, they suid. Tax Cuts to Get No. 7 Spot When Congress Convenes January 6th By Kaymwnd Lahr (United Preu Staff Corres|H>ndrnt) WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UP) — Congress laid aside its problem* of foreign aid and Inflation today with the knowledge that both Issues, and many others, will be waiting on the doorstep two weeks hence. The five-week special session which ended lust night provided small-scale preview of what U in prospect when the 80th Congress returns Jan. 8 for Its regular rec- ond session. Chairman Robert A. Tall, R., O, of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, asked his group to meet agreements to allocate scare* In- iuslrlal material* such in steel, and tulhorlze the government to restrict or shut off grain suppll** to distilleries until Feb. 1. For the molt part, the special session stuck to the purposes for which it was summoned. Hut Mr. Truman'K request* fared poorly In the hands of ttie Republican opix»ltlon. On foreign aid, Congress mad* <iuts when It came to putting up the money. It allowed 1540,000,000 a.i compared to the request for $561, 000,000. And It decided that »18,000, 000 of the total should go to China today for a preliminary discussion of the program for next year. In addition to holdover elements of foreign aid and inflation controls, the next session seemed certain to face such problems a&: 1. Tax cuts and reduction ot federal spending. 2. Whether Ihe reciprocal trade method of fixing tariffs shall con tinue beyond next June. 3. The administration's request for Universal Military training. 4. Social legislation which Includes federal programs lor public health, education and housing. Republican lenders who control Congress hope to crowd everything through by mid-June. They want to clear the decks for their national convention which opens in Philadelphia on Jun« 21. The short special session, which convened Nov. 11 On President Truman's request for war on Inflation and emergency aid to Europe, passed three major bills. They were: Authorization of a $507,000,000 food and famine relief program for Prance, Italy. Austria and China until next April. An aproprlallon bill which allowed only $540.000.000 to carry out the Th* administration had asked noth- [ruman Readies )ffense to Last Into 1948 Race Wage-Price Control, Rationing Battle to Face GOP Congress By I,yle c. Wibun United Pn» SUlf Correspondent WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. <U.P.) —President Trum»n In preparing a new wage-price control and r»- Marshall BL Russia In Break On GermanTreaty By Donald J. G*»a*l*», United mm Start CatnifunHal WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. (U.P.'-JThr««-Poww unttic*- 5 tion of Western Germany appeared in the offing today in s Ing for China at thli time The President* anti-Inflation program gol •ven worse treatment His requests for standby powers to Impose rationing and wage-prlci controls on cost-of-llviii(( Items wor< deferred until next year. There ap penred little prospect llyil they would be granted. Special session debate on emer gency foreign »ld was merely til curtain-raiser on what c»ri be ex pected when the regular srsslon tao kles the long-range »17,000,000,900 (b) European recovery plan which Mr. Truman submitted yesterday. Some of the other major problems for tlie regular session Include: Rent control—due to expire Feb. 29, 1MB. Republican and Democratic leaders in both houses expect it U) be intended for & year. Taxes—Chulrman Harold Kuntson of th* House Ways and Means Committee has Introduced a bill 0 reduce personal Incoma taxes .bout (5,600,000,000 to 30 per cent Reciprocal traae—Present authority expires June 12 but current agreements continue In force three years. Congress may grant a one- year extension with the idea o tlonhig offence against the Republican Congress. Tlu offensive will continue rlh'ht Into the presidential campaign, Democrats believe they have found the ls«ue on which to lick tlio GOP next year. It i* high prices. Mr, Truman's countermove lo (he stop-gap anil-Inflation bill passed before Congress adjourned last night IH coming In his annual message to be submitted the second week of Jnn- unry. If not sooner. He Is expected to demand again authority for compulsory a nil-Inflation action. "The Republican strategists will not give the President sufficient the wake of Secretary of State George C. Marshalt'B assertion that complete unity i* impossible until the East-West struggle ovter European recovery in resolved. foreign relief program. It also provided $340,000,000 for civilian relief in the occupation zones of Germany, Japan and Korea, and smaller amounts to carry various govern ment agencies lo the end of the fls cal year next June. A mild anti-Inflation bill far short of Mr, Trdman's 10-polnt program. It would extend present export and transportation controls until March, 1949, permit Industry-wide France Ready to Discuss Unity Bidault Placet Blame For Collapi* of Big Four Conference another review in 1949. Universal Military Training—Ap proved by the Houie Armed Serv Ices Committee but the senate com mittce has not acted. Doubtful in an election year. Social Legislation—Proposal lo raise the present minimum wage from 40 to 60 cents an hour haa a chance, but plans to broaden federal program for health, education and housing iace rough going. authority to conduct a successful antl-lnllallon program," the Democratic National Committee said today. The committee aummed it up In wlfat probably will be one of the parly's IMS campaign slogans: Too little and too late! Republicans were worried us Congress adjourned. High prices have a ttrrlllo impact on the voters, If the voluntary anti-Inflation measures voted by Congress do not haul prices down, there will be great pressure for further legislation. The 80th Congress meets Jan. 6 for Its regular session. If prices continue to spiral into IMS, the White House will have Congress In a bad way on by ll»e cost of living issue. HCI, HIM Merely HelayeA atop-gup legislation enacted the emergency session just ended may merely have postponed. until next year the living cost rukus. Assuredly awaiting determination after Jan. 6 Is this country's long haul foreign aid policy A price decline would get the Republicans out ot R. rather bad spot and increase the likelihood that Qon- greu would authorize the $17,000,000,000 European aid program. PARIS, Dec. to. (UP)—Foreign Minister Georges Bidault said today that France was ready at any time to discuss with any ally any question on which a solution would b* uaefu and posilble, Bidault reported to the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Natlona Assembly on the breakdown of th Big Pour conference in London. H assured It that France was In position for complete freedom o action. As the American and British mm Ssters already had done, Bldau blamed the Russians for the co! lapse of the conference. He somewhat more reserved In hl> Ullage. Bidault said the meeting wa.i use "not to settle problems but to In form tlie German people of the hlg merits of some of their conquerors It was a plain reference to Sovl Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov •+ In hi* MOO-word radio report the American people on faUur* < the London Bit Four confer- nce, Marshall taid lut night that he split between the Western Jemocracles and Communist RU.I- a Is "clear-cut" for th» Immed- ite future. Blaming the Oovlet Union for he deadlock on the German and .ui Irian treaties, Marshall held w hope for European liability un' It has been determined wheth- "true freedom" or "governmental tyranny" I* to prevail. "We cannot look forward to a unified Germany at thla time," he Secretary of State said. "We must do the b**t we can In th* Holland Rotary Club To Distribute Baskets Band of Jews Kills Two In Jerusalem JERUSALEM, Dec. 20. (UP) — A band of Jews in battle dress attacked the village of Qazaza near Rehovot at midnight, killing one Arab and wounding another' seriously. The Jews peppered the village with rifle and automatic weapon fire for nearly three hours. A woman was wounded slightly. The attackers finally withdrew by truck. A nearby military camp at Amarin was shot up, but no casualties were reported. | A British soldier was killed on the outskirts oi Tel Aviv early lo- dny. Authorities attributed the killing to Hagana men who mistook the soldier for an Arab. 'White' Christmas Out As Mercury Hits 60 Power Company and Employees Contribute A Total of $1,121.50 Contributions totaling $1,121.60 received yesterday afternoon from the Arkansas-Missouri Power Co., and its officers and employes, boosted the Community Chest fund to $16,175.61, more than two-thirds of the budget sought for the coming year. County Judge Roland Green announced today that the Court House here will be closed from Wednesday until: "Monday, Dec. 29, because of the Christmas holidays. The Court House will close at the end ot.the regular busineai day Tuesday and re-open Monday morning, he said. The longcr-than usual holiday has been scheduled to give . Court House office worker* the day be- This was the largest contribution] fore Christmas off and.,because it Christmas baskets will be prepared and distributed to needy persons In the Holland. Mo., community by the Holland Rotary Club, according to a decision made at the organization's weekly meet- ng in the Dixieland Cafe there Thursday . A three-man committee consist- : . . . . ing or Noble Capehart, Dee Gar- I Although Christmas is drawm?, ret and dell Waldrop was appoint- near, the weather continued to be eel to prepare and deliver the baskets. It was announced that the next meeting of the club will T>e Jan 8, as Christmas Day and New Year's Day fall on Thursday, the group contributions to b* received from any one source thus far in the current Ciiest drive. The Ark-Mo Co., as a firm gave $050 to the Community Chest and 46 employes contributed a total of $471.50. This gift came at a time when the Chest drive had begun to lag, apparently because of the added strain of Christmas shopping on many pocketbooks, and gave the drive "shot in the arm" toward reaching its goal of $26,180. Following is a list of the Ark- Mo contributions: Ark-Mo Pwr. Co. $650.00 Mr. & Mrs. Bancroft Terry 90.00 James Hill, Jr. 50.00 James V. Oates 30.00 ordinarily remains open' only until noon on Saturdays, Judg* Green said. group's regular meeting date. Cy Steineberg of slcele. Mo., was a visitor at the meeting. more un-Christmas-like here yesterday as the mercury hit a high of 60 degrees. And it was slightly warmer lost night than It haf been during past nights this week. The lowest temperature recorded here was 31 dc- srecs, according to Robert E. Blay- •ock, official weather observer. Osceola To Install Garbage Pickup System Soon Osceola's garbage collection problem was one step nearer solution today with the publication yesterday of the city's first garbage ordinance, adopted this week by the City Council. Mayor Ben Butler said yesterday that residential collections will be made weekly during the Winter months and semi-weekly during the Spring and Summer. Business district collections will be made daily, he s.iid. Garbage fees of $2.25 per quarter for each residence within the city limits will be assessed. Business establishments will be assessed according to a sliding scale ranging from $6 to $30 per quarter, according to the ordinance. The collections will be used to pay costs of the collection program. ^The City Council also »ulhoriz- |rd purchase oi a new garbage truck. , Young Tenant Farm Couple Win Grand Award in PP Contest New York Cotton NEW YORK, Dec. 20. <UP>—Close barely steady. Open High Low Close March 3587 3595 3578 3583 May 3560 3570 3549 3555 July 3455 3459 3438 3438 Oct'ober .... 3157 3161 3153 3154 December .. 3085 31CO 3035 3098 SpoU clos* 3SS5, up 1. MEMPHIS, Tenn.. Dec. 20. (UP) ' —A young Slkeston, Mo., farm couple, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Altom, t Jr., were acclaimed todaj- as the grand prize winners of the 14th ; annual plant to Prosper contest. The Scott County. Mo., tenant pair won $850 In sweepstakes awards to defeat about 43.000 other farm entrants from Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri. Operators of a 117-acre farm, the Alton.s «re the {Irst tenant couple to win the annual contest sponsored by the Commercial Appeal and the Memphis chamber of Commerce. In stale contest, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Lee Bardcn of Route 3, Brownsville, Hay wood County, Tenn,. won the $100 home improvement award. Mr. and Mrs. V. Z Edwards ot Hennlng, Lauderdale county. Tenn., won a similar first prize In the home operator division. Representatives from Dyer County. Tenn., received the Plant to Prosper enrollment trophy as the county with the largest percentage of. Its farm families In the contest. Dyer had about 5,000 entries. The plaque was presented to county agent J. R. Barrett; I Martha Pernientcr, Home Demonstration agent; Miss Martha Mos» assistant home sgenl; D. B. Carter administralton supervisor. The annual report trophy was awarded to Desha County, Ark., for being Ihe first county to report its full list o[ winners first to the | Plant to Prosper bureau. State extension agent L. A. Dhonau presented awards to Arkansas state winners, and Judd Brooks, West Tennessee district extension agent, made the Tennessee presentations. State winners and their cash awards Included: asststant counlv agent; and William B. Mclnt'osh, farmer* horn* j O. Gamer of Route 2, Bono, (26. Tennessee: Landowners—Mr. and Mrs. Oliver W. Dunlap of Route 2. Henry. $100; Mr. and Mrs. Crawford Rushing of Route 2. Cam den, $75; Mr. and Mrs. Orell Peal of Route 2, Alamo, $50. Tenants—Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Lee Bardcn of route 3, Brownsville, $100; Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Myracle of Route 2, Huron, $15; and Mr. and Mrs. Macon Williams of Route 2, Paris, $50. Home Improvement—Mr and Mrs. Barden, $25. Arkansas: Landowners—Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Slsk of Route 1, Wynne, $100; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest B, Cofcer of Route 1, Hoxle, $75; Mr. and Mrs. Morrelton W. Runslck of Route 2, Newport, $50. Tenants- Mr, and Mrs. Douglas Dougan of Route 2. Emmet, $100; Mr. and Mrs. W. E. King of Route 1,'Corning, $75; Mr. and Mrs. T. U Crlsco of Rout« a, Arkadclphia, »50. Home Improvement—Mr. and Mrs. Marvin E. B. Thomas Ulice E. Nicholt Monroe Craln James Nebhut H. B. Richardson John R. Wagcnhurst Walter B. Taylor John Thomas Vandever W. T. Stewart George Ford, Jr. W. C. Hilliard Carl G. Black&rd Lonnie Fulgham James T. Ml7,ell Mr. <fe Mrs. Harmon Taylor E. R. Mason Albert Taylor H. R. Grccnwcll A. M. Van Winkle Martha Frances St«vens Ira I. Galnes LeRoy H. Ross Howard R. Beshares Jane McAdams J. C. Davis Spencer Alexander Carl L. Oliver Mary Gray James Thomas Peterson Alvis Harris Josephine O. Hodge Ivan Fannln Tom Boswcll Rufus Simpson iVildie Stiles Burl Wilson Ewell Walters Lorcne todham Eddie Ford O. A. Roush Charles E. Roush F. A. Dyer Nan Sutton 25 .Ot) 24.00 24.00 20.00 15.00 12.00 12.00 12.00 12.00 12.0(1 12.00 12.00 12.00 12.00 10.00 10.00 6.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00' 5.00 4.00 2.50 2.50 2.00: 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 1.00 1.01) 1.00 1.00 1.00 Goodfeilows Fund Is $292 Short of Goal The American. Legion's Goodfellow Club's drive for $800 to pur- ! chase Christmas baskets for Bly- Iheville's needy families was past the $500 mark this morning when a list of contributions totaling $57 was reported by drive officials. The additional $57 brings the total receipts to date to *501.5fl, just $292.50 short of the mark, and only three days remaining in the drive. Rosco Craflon, publicity director Eou the drive, today acknowledged Ihe receipt of eight cases or canned goods donated by the BIythe- ville Canning Co., as their contribution to the drive. Today's contribution list includes: Louis G. Na.sn *25 Hubbard Furniture Store 10 Paul Pryor 10 Louis Applcbaum 5 Lex Chamblin 2 Louis Isaacs 5 Total $57 Cor Collisions Result In Slight Damages Three minor automobile collisions on BIytheville streets yesterday re- sulled In no injuries, no arrests and only slight damage to cars Involved. Cars driven by Herman Turner and Sam Swops, both ol BIytheville, collided at the corner of Seventh and Main early yesterday afternoon. Autos driven by C. B. Bennett an;! W. H. O'Keefc, both of BIytheville collided at Hcarn and Madison while a car driven by J. M. Aycock of BIytheville collided with a truck 1.00 driven by Walter Sanders, also of 1.00 BIytheville. at Main and Railroad 1.00 ! yesterday morning. 1.00 1.00! 1.00 ,50 •. Trumn Congress will' go along with It grudgingly, at best, despite petty tirm bl-partisan agreement that Europe requires help and Communism should be kept behind the Iron curtain. To find funds lor this vaat expenditure and lo continue to reduce the national debt, Mr. Truman obviously feels that he must resist 1 Republican elforU to reduce taxes. He may—probably wll!—be driven from the firm position he took this year when he vetoed two tax billa. Treasury revenue Is way up, far beyond estimates. Mr. Truman may find that* the Treasury in 1948 could sacrifice a little revenue—*ay as much as would be required to Increase personal exemptions by $100 per person. That would remove 6,000,000 persons from the tax rolls and cost the Treasury about $2,000.000,000. Might Brlnj Kesenlment Less prosperous voters would gel the most benefit from a. tax cut of that kind. Many of the more prosperous voters would be unhappy They might be expected to reflect their unhapplness In their altitude toward the big expenditures proposed by the administration lo aid Europe. If those expenditures forbid a tax cut, uny taxpayer resentment against the .situation reasonably may be expected to be directed toward Truman rather than toward the Republicans. That Is about how the polltlca issues developed In the emergency session of Congress add up, except for commodity market speculation. Speculator lists will be made public by order of a Congress controlled by the Republican' party, some political observers believe private individuals (hiiii exposed by the GOP order will be so angry they will carry their resentment to Ihe vollng booth next November. But the real explosion 1 will be Inside tho administration f, as charged, it develops that Insiders have profited by foreknowledge of government purchasing alans for wheat, corn and other iommcdlttes. ostensible espousal of German In terests. Btdault said It waj surprising Ih.. Ihe Big Four should meet to consider procedure for writing a German treaty while doing nothing about the real problems of Germany. Tlie .««ierican «nd British delega- ' Jreed to the economic en- mt'of the Saar Into Franc?, . «but the .Soviet delegation : any iruwer on lht German "a, " ' "Prance did not cause the breakdown by making any agreement* for dividing Germany and organizing a coalition," he said. "Our freedom of action In complete. We are ready at any time to area where our Influence can bo felt." Diplomatic officials **Jd Mar- sluOl's remark* forecast American- Brllish-French talk* on merger ol their three cones of Germany. They said he does not believe it possible ko attempt negotiation ol three-nation peace treaty with Western Germany. l Unification of the three Western *one» 1* believed to be »lr- lually the only method ot bringing pressure on Russia to agree lo a settlement on Germany. The American and British «onea have been merged for a •year France _»o far has refuted to Join because of her objection* to German industrial potential. But French Foreign Minister George* Bidault left the way open l to .an agreement after th* London meet- Ing tailed.- With the din ot Soviet propaganda still ringing In hU ear*. Marshall said It wa* th* "great- eat disappointment" to him that the Big Pour Foreign Minister* failed to reach accord at Lon- anythlruj, Manhail aald' tbi Soviet Union wa* balking OB . peac* settlement* rn the. hope that M could fill war-borti "political rae- uurn*" with Communism. "It It for thl» Tery. reason, ; i think, that we encountered wch. complete opposition toaStnottever proposal the Western Power* agreed upon," Marshall . laid. "The Soviet Union haa recognized the «lt- uatlon in it* frank declaration of hostility and opposition to th* European recovery program." . v. . Marshall aald the niece**' of th* administration'* proposed tn.OOO,- 000,000 program would determine w!»ther the II! non-Communist nations In Wester Europe would be rehabilitated, "strong in formi of government which guarantee true freedom, opportunity to UM individual, and protection against the tenor oC governmental tyranny." "The Issue 1* really clear-cut and I fear there can be no »et-' tlement until the coming month* demonstrate whether or not th* civilization of Western Europe win prove rigorous enough to ria* above the destructive effects ot the war and restore a healthy society." Marshall recalled that Soviet of- reeor- , dlscuss with any of our Allies any question of which the solution would be useful and possible. But our general postion and our needs remain Hie same. "For a long time w* have been without much reward, but we remember wllhout any remorse^on the conlrary, with pride— those who have prevented a breakup of Europe ami the world. "Now that that Is happening without our having done anything to provoke It, we shall follow our te*k, which Is to do all we can for oUr safety and the pe«o» of the world/" 73 Children Die in Fires Over State (By UnlkMl Pres«) Five children under lo years of other?" "KlEll tofd ! al V"? th ™ others critically injured In two ,_ _. M1 £1 separate flrcs in Arkan.K, nut ! «J*» { The explosion of a gas stove was ! th ** " Wl "' credited with starting the fire I Vo *: Unti l "* « 5uU °f thta which destroyed a two-story frame struggle become* clearly apparent, home In Fort smith In which there" will continue to be a ; nrf three children lost their lives. "' ' ----------- ------- ' Tlie victims were Identified as Louise Banning, nine - year -old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Banning; Irwin Daune Osborne. wo-ycar-old grandson of Ihe BanIngs: and Mary Jane Milam, nlne- cnr-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Odar Milan). A fourth Child, nlne- Hold Rites for Infant Funeral services for Charles Nathan Webb, six weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harlyn Webb, who died last night at the Memphis Methodist Hospital, will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock,.at the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. L. G. Miller, pas- New York Stocks 1 p.m. stocks: A T and T 150 '-' Amcr Tobacco 66 l-< Anaconda copper 35 Beth Steel 10S Chrysler M 1-4 Coca Cola 181 Gen Electric 35 Gen Motors 58 Montgomery Ward 5« 1-2 N Y Central 14 3-8 Aviation Enthusiasts To Meet in Osceola A meeting of aviation enthusiasts of South Mississippi County will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Osccola City Hall to determine the extent of local Inlerest In conversion of an emergency landing field near there into a municipal airport. The meeting resulted from efforts of an Osceola Chamber of commerce committee to transform the Civil Aeronautics Administration' emergency field four miles north o the city on Highway 61 Into a mu nlclpal airport. tor of the New Liberty Baptist! Int Harvester <7 1-2 Church, will officiate. North Am Aviation 9 1-8 Other than his parents, the toby Republic Sleel 27 3-R 1* survived by on* jistcr, Judith. [Radio • •-• Auto Licenses May Be Secured in Leachvilte A State Revenue Department of flee for the sale of auto, truck an drivers licenses will be set up In Banning, suffered ear-old Hilda crious burns. The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Miller five mile* north of Ashdown was destroyed, end two i >f the Miller children died en i oute to a Uttle Rock hospital The victims were 10-year-old Charles Earl Miller and elght-year- ild Imogen e Miller. Two olher Wilier children. Ella Louise and 'fttsv are in a Uttle Rock hospital nd 'were reported to be in a serious condition Cause of the fire we* not Im- :nedialely determined . Meanwhile, eight Negro children serishcd In a fire thati destroyed the three-room home of their parents In De Kalb, Tex., Just aero** the stateline from Texarkana. They were th^ children and stepchildren of 34-year-old Emmet derson and his wife Arnlce. Anderson told officers he and hi* wife were visiting relatives about a half real difficulty' to resolve' ,*ven on paper agreed terms for a treaty of peace," Marshall declared. "The situation must be stabilized." Marshall charged that Russia has t»xtn a "monopolistic strangS* hold" o»er the economic and political " life of Eastern Germany, and attempted to reduce Austria to a "Tassal »tate." H* *aid Molotov's "interminable* and "carping criticisms" were Intended for "German ears" to con- Mse the aim* of th« Westers Powers. Marshall plan* to leave today to meet his wife at. their winter home at Pinehursl, N. C. Ha will remain there for a few days before taking up the fight for the European recovery program. Hold Youth tor Theft Of Radio equipment A 15-year-old BIytheville youth I* being held In the county Jail her* on charges of grand larceny in connection with the theft of a government-owned radto transmitter from the control.tower at th« BIy- theville Municipal Airport. The youth wa* arrested Va*t riigrit by City Policemen Raymond. Bonn lie from their house when theyimar, Herman Lane and Deputy saw the flames. He beltevs the fire " —"--•• *"— -«—•"-- Lcachvlllc during next month. The office will be set up at Rlggs Motor Co. there under the direction at Billy B. teed, district supervisor of th« Arkansa* Revenue Department. Licenses will go on sale Jan. 1 and must b* purchased by Reb. 1. portaat 1. started when the children put wood on the fire and went to bed. The children were J.V. Daugherty. 13; Essie Daughterly, 12; Charle* Daugherty, SO: Earl Anderson, nine; Eva Anderson, seven; .Jerry Anderson,'six; Clarence Ray Anderson, three; and Ola Faye Anderson, tight month*. Weather ARKANSAS-Oenerally fair today, tonight and Sundey. No 1m- ttmperatur* «t*nfl**. Sheriff Holland Alken after th* transmitter was i«cu<»ieil from a Civil .Aeronautic* Administration radio repairman to whom be t* alleged lo hare sold H. Preliminary hearing date for «h* youth ha* not been set. Steele Schools Recess Bteel*, Mo., school ttodenta b*> gsn their Chrtotma* inoatton y**- t»:day aftanxxn and altar a wv*k- tong holiday win ratnra to the* classes Dec. », according to Bupef, lD.t*nd*M ot ScbooU a T. (ML

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