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PAGE TWELVB BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW* Little Hope Exists of Bettering Relations Between l/.S., Soviets Until After November Elections Hrfc.II. Shackford (UnHei Pr*u Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Jan. 1. (iJP)-The United States »n<l Russia started the new year today with every prospect that their "cold war" will b« intensified many fold durinjr tnt next 12 months. Diplomats of many governments agreed that 1948 may b* the crucial year in determining whether American• Soviet relations are going to continue to deteriorate or whether bottom will be hit and a slow climb upward toward »ome kind of a working arrangement will be started Most realistic diplomats (eared* ., _ _____ that But-West relations will IK- •wort* rather than better at the opening of th« next new year. At th« moment neither side will admit of any virtue in the argument*, tactlca or strategy of the other. Sorletf Denounce V. 8. The Soviet Union continues Its denunciation of the United States, accusing K of deliberately breaking up the recent Big Four meeting In London and of following a policy of prepw»tlon for war against the Soviet Union. The United States, on the other hand, U convinced that the Soviet Union li embarked on a worldwide policy of territorial and ideological expansion, and Hint It Is igain determined to impose Communism upon the world nnd thereby dominate It. Against these two extreme positions, every facet of rtay-to-rtay relations between the two powers will be measured in Ihe coming months. But the major vehicle for the battle will be the Marshall plan, debut* on which will start In Congress next week. Secretary of State O. Marshall, author of the plan, Is convinced that the only way to save Eurona from Communism and to restore its heritage of free institutions and the rule of ]«w li through success of Jits European economic recovery pro- tram. Wrecking Crrv at Work Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov, committed to wrecking the Marshall plan, continues to shout that the U. 8. Is only trying to Impose "monopolistic capitalistic" control over Europe and to apply "dollar diplomacy" In that continent. President Truman ended the year States will b* up to its neck In debate over the Marshall plan which the administration Ims presented as a plan to prevent the spread of Communism lii Europe. During the same lime and for the rest of the year the nation will be Jn the midst of a presidential election campaign. Neither of.these events—attempts to get mulll .billions from Congress nnd selection of a presldcnU-is conductive to the conciliatory sort of ntmosphert needed to rind even a beginning- for untangling Aincrl- cin-Sovlct relations. There is also virtually no chance of any further Big Four meetings of any kind on a high level at least until after the election here Is over and until it Is determined whether there Is going to be a Marshall plan which has a fair chance of working. Thus concern of most diplomats is whether the "cold war" during this coming most difficult year can be maintained us Just a "cold war." Or whether such explosive situations as Greece where shooting is in progress and other trouble areas may gel out of control and Blurt the ball rolling toward another general conflagration from which no one can escape. Cold Weather Slows Sales of Auto Licenses Slate and city license plates for 1848 went on snle here this morning „ „ „.„ ,^,,. . J> nt there WM no immediate rush 1947—which saw the U. S. and Bus- J lo J^? tne liew <"!?s. sla all but abandon everything but ' TOc Arkansas State Revenue Dethe most routine and formal rcla- P" rt f>ent office in olty Hal! reported that line.s had not been long this morning but that business had been steady. By noon, about 100 tags had been sold, It said. ' The new state tags—black numerals on a bare aluminum plnte— will be on snle throughout this tions—with two significant statements. One was volunteered at his press conference yesterday morning on the last day of 1947 at which he reasserted his faith In the possibility of world peace and "proper implementation" of the United Nations. His second statement was delivered to the new Soviet ambassador, Alexander S. Panyushkin, i\t the White House when the latter pre- lented his credentials. The slnle- ment was short and curt and completely void of the usual references to "traditional and long-standing" friendship between Americans and Haitians. Mr. Truman told the Soviet am- bajsador that the spirit of good will *Jid confidence was a necessary prerequisite to settlement of postwar problems. He concluded with the statement that the American people wanted to live In peace with all nations and would respond to the people of »ny nation who make it clear that they have the same goals. Grave Days Ahead There Is little prospect ol any improvement In American-Soviet re- lutions for a long time, for tin- next, three months the United month with Jan. 31 the Inst day they can be purchased without Penalty. An office was set up in Lcach- vllle today to handle the license sales In West Mississippi County. These state license platos are the last Arkansas motorists will buy until 1052. However, they'll still shell out their cash each January from 1040 through 1951 but in return they'll get only a small metal clip (o attach lo Ihe '48 plate. The clip will bear the new year's date plus a serial number that will correspond with the number on the pink registration slip. Mississippian Killed WEST POINT. Miss.. Jan. 1. (UP! William -Orimsley, 35, was killed and his wife was critically injured today when tornadlc winds demolished their home al Mantee in Cl.vy County, in Northwest Mississippi. Read Courier News Want Ads. Hagana Forces In New Attacks Arab Settlements In Haifa and Jaffa Scene of Conflict JERUSALEM, Jan. 1 (UP)—The Jewish Underground Army Hagana said todiy that Its militia had made heavy attacks upon Arab settlements In Haifa and Jaffa last night In retaliation for the denth of 42 Jewi at the Haifa consolidated refineries Tuesday. Ah official British announcement said that four Arabs were killed and 31 wounded, mnny seriously in the Haifa attack. A spokesman for Hagana said tilts attacks were the largest punishment operation yet carried out In tlia Nations decision to partition Palc.i- monlh-old wnr set off by the United line. ! Jewish mllilln attacked HID Arnfo settlement, ncnr the refineries with machine guns, grenades, fire botnlis and dynamite, the spokesman snld Inflicting "heavy casualties." Another attack was mnilc upon the Salnmeli quarter, nil Arab [iron between Jaffa and Tc! Aviv, the spokesrnnn siild. Three homes were blown up and the nrea was occupied for two hours, the report snld Refugee Ship* Intercepted The new fighting came nmld reports that the two blockade runners Pan Crescent and Pnn York, hail been boarded In mid-ocean by the British Navy with demands that they debark their 12.000 refugees on the Islo of Cyprus without touching Palestine. The British radio, In a bioadcn.it heard by NBC, said the two ships were intercepted by two British cruisers and five destroyers aided oy paratroopers aboard two transport ships. The refugees were tnkcn to Cyprus, the broadcast said. The two ships, carrying (], e largest contingent of Jewish Illegal immigrants ever to attempt to reacn ilie Holy Land, sailed out of the Black Sea into the Aegean Seu four days ago and presumably have been heading South for Palestine since then. First reports as to their fate came from the Jewish Undergroim-t Army Hagana, which snld that they had been boarded outside the three-mile limit of Palestine writers by British ships which had been Waiting for them for the past week. Hagann said the two ships had been renamed the "Independence" and the "Re-Assembling of the Dispersed." Three Britons Wounded The drama on the high seas was highlighted by continued violence In the Holy Land. Three British soldiers were wounded seriously in Tel Aviv last night as they celebrated the New Year at the fashionable Park Seaside Hotel which was packed with soldiers. ' One of the Britons stepped to the balcony. A few moments later he staggered back into the hall his face bleeding profusely, nnd cried out: "They shot me." Two comrades who rushed out to Investigate also were wounded Police who investigated the cay were uncertain whether It, was a murder attempt or a brawl. There were no public celebration* of the New Year In Ihc Holy Land last night. All bars, cafes and rcs- tnurnnla were closed as they have been In the past month since llv United Nations reached its decision to partition Palestine. Many people were unable to nt- tcnd church services because thcr.- was no protection for them to aju from their homes. New President of C. of C. Names Committees to Serve During 1948 Appointments to 13 standing committees of the Chamber of Commerce for 1948 were announced today by Worlh D. Holder, secretary. The appointments were made by C. M, Smart, new president of the Chamber of Commerce. The committees, members and purposes of the groups, as shown on a list released this morning by the Chamber of Commerce, follow: Executive Committee—Purpose: To make decisions and act for the Board of Directors between their regular meetings: C. M, Smart, president; J. L. Ounn. first vice president; W. C. Higginson, second vice president; W. J. Pollard, treasurer; Farmer England, Immediate past president; Worth O. Holder, secretary. Membership Committee—Purpose, To solicit and pass o;i Die filne.is oi all members: Russell Hays, chairman; Ulho Barnes, Wilson Henry, Charles Bam bo. Floyd Whit*, George Hubbard Jr., Mamn Nunn, W. p. Higainson, E. B. Womlson. Industrial Committee — Purpose, To contact, investigate and work toward acquiring now industries: D. A. Lynch, chairman; Jc.vw Taylor, Rirmer Englnmi, W. S. Johnston, w. L. Roper, J. A. Leech. Retail Merchants Committee — Purjiosc, To organize even!.'! to promote business; to provote better business methods and cooperation' between merchants: W. p. Pryor, chairman; Meyer Graber, Giwc Stilwell, G. G. Hubbard. Finance and Uudisct Commute-: • —i'uriiosc, To set up and look after '• the proper distribution of the Huxls collected for the support o! the orKanlzntloii: w. J. Pollard, chairman; Sam H. Williams, A. G. Hall. Health, safety and Traffic—Pur- jw.su. To study health, safety and traffic problems; to find workable solutions for them »nd to promote enforcement of necessary laws- James Terry, chairman; j. Louis Cherry, Charles Short. Entertainment Committee—Purpose, TO make up programs and arrange for entertainment at membership meetings: R. A. Nelson, chairman; T. p. (Doc) D*an L, E Old Jr., J, w. Adams. Education Commute* — Purpose To work with City and County educational authorities'- toward improvement of education- W B Nicholson, chairman; Max B. K«id J. A. I^ech, Harry W. Haines ' Civic Affairs Committee — Purpose, To study all problems and proprosals for their correction and make the citizenery familiar with them and work for their correction through education and other means: J. L. Ounn, chairman; E. F. Still, B. O. West. Agricultural Committee—Purpose To work with all agricultural agencies in helping to promote better agriculture: C. F. Tucker, chairman; E. M. Rcgenoid, H. w. Wylie. Fire Prevention Committee — Purpose, To work with the fire department to help prevent fires and reduce fire losses as well as hazards :J. V. Gates, chairman- Boy Head, Marion Williams. Publicity Committee — Purpose, To promote publicity and to wori with oilier committees in their publicity problems: Harry W. Haiiies. chairman; Harold-Sudbury, Jerry Poc. Welcome Committee—Purpose, To coutnet and welcome new business people lo she city and help them m their problems: Alvin Huffman Jr chairman; W. F. McDaniel, Harry Knby, HOMO Crafton. President's Air Safety Commission Prepares List of Recommendations WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 (UP) — The final report of President Truman's Air Safely Board recommends that all air lines be required to have a full time safely director subject only to the highest company official, 11 was learned today. The report Is now at the White House but has not yet been mntle public. It was prepared by a blue ribbon board of experts headed oy of the Civil Aeronautics Doard. James M. Landls, outgoing chairman It wns learned that the safety board's report also included these recommendations: 1. Pilots and airlines should review the ratio of base pay and flight, pny to work out some system that would eliminate any incentive tor a pilot, just to increase his earning.;, to fly in unfavorable weather or on other undesirable occasions. 2. Mandatory arbitration of certain employe grievances, principally pilot promotions and layoffs. 3. A retirement and disability pensions for pilots. 4. Non-scheduled airlines should be required to meet the same safety standards as rceular, scheduled airlines. B. The present 40 lo 1 disparity between funds for military and civil aeronautical research should be Investigated. The board KIIW no need for parachutes on passenger planes. On the question of establishing an independent government air safety board, members differed and no specific recommendation was made Milton W. Arnold, vice president of Ilic Air Transport Association, tiled a 10 page dissent to the board report. He contended that some of the recommendations were matters of private airline economics and policy cloaked under the guise of safety. -^—-—"^^B^^ Guerrillas Flee From Greek City Government Forces Reach Garrison Long Under Siege ATHENS, Jan. 1. (UP) - Greek Military sources said today that government troops entered the embattled town of Konitsa at 8 p,m yesterday and linked up with the besieged garrison. flattlefront reports by military authorities said the Guerrilla forces under Gen. Markos Vafthiades were In full retreat toward Albania after their decisive defeat in attempts to capture a "capital" for the Greek guerrilla government. The attack that relieved the city was made across the BourazHiii Bridge, which Hie guerrillas attempted to blow up in their retreat. The bridge was repaired by army engineers, permitting government troops to advance and enter the besieged city. Press dispatches said' the last phases of the attack were coordinated by radio between the relieving columns and the besieged Ko- nitsa garrison. THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1948 Texas Governor to Run for United States Senate AUSTIN, Tex., Jan, j (UP)_Former Gov. Coke R. Stevenson announced today that he would be a candidate for the United States Senate seat now held by W. Lee (Pappy) O'Daniel. The announcement was no surprise, but Stevenson's formalizing of his intent set the stage for a political conflict which in this Deino- crat-domlnalcd state probably will steal the spotlight from the presidential race in 1946. O'Daniel has not announced his Intentions for 1948, but It is reported he will seek another term— his second full on«. New Year's Party Turned Into Tragedy by Fire BOISK, Ida., Jan. 1. <UP)_ A Uvo . year-old Boise girl was burned to death early today when fire destroyed her family home ns hundreds of New Yi-ir's Eve revelers looked on helplessly. The girl Vicki Lewis, was one of five <laughtcrs ot Mr. and Mrs Robert Lewis. ( Tiie parents left three of their daughters at home last night with a 13-year-old baby sitter, Jean Har- rnl. They took the other two— including one brought home from the hospital by the mother on Christ- i msw Day — lo th'iir grandparents. Then they went to downtown Boise ' for a quiet celebration. 1 About 3 a.m., (he oil stove exploded, scattering burning oil throughout the house. Jean grabbed two of her charge.? and ran from the house. She was unable to reach Vicki because the blazing ol! stove blocked the entrance (o her bedroom. Army and Air force Offer New Inducements WASHINGTON. Dec. 1. (UP) — Army and Air Force veterans may extend their enlistments up to five years with a promise of discharge at any time in order to take advantage of educational benelits, tile armed forces announced today.' The announcement said it was designed to take some pressure off the nation's already over-crowded education* Institutions in 1948. Men can continue in uniform until there is room for them in college. Stork Races New Year; Conies Out Close Second ATLANTA, Oa., Jan. 1 ruP) — Mrs. C. B. Bidwell of Marietta Ga planned a New Year's Eve parV last night. ' Her neighbor, Mrs. D. E. King planned to attend, but neither made Mrs. Bidwell was mailed to Crawford Long Hospital in nearby Atlanta where she celebrated the New Year by giving birth to a daughter' at 30 seconds after midnight. Mrs. King answered the same urgent summons to the same hospital, where s new King daughter arrived 61 seconds after 1948 was born. Basketball Uniforms We have them in stock at competitive prices There's no basketball made —better than MacGregor Goldsmith! RADIO REPAIR 1 AND 2 DAY SERVICE ON ANY MAKE OR MODEL RELIABLE WORKMANSHIP. PHONE 2642 We call for and Deliver FRED CALLIHAN Electrical Appliance Co. 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