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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOKTHEA8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Yd,. XLIY—NO. 241 Blytheville Courier Blythevill* Daily Newi Mississippi Vallpv Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHKV1I.LK, ARKANSAS, WKDNKSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1948 TWELVE PAGES SfNOLB OOPIE1 FIVB CENTS I Free Enterprise * Held Essential To All of Europe State Department Voices Opposition To Planned Economies By R. H. SUAl KK>ltl) United Press Staff Corrsepondenl WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (U.P.)—On the eve of congressional debate on tlie Marshall Plan, the State Department today strongly urged Western Europe to turn away from plnnnet economies and embrace the principles of free enterprise ai the quickest and sures route to economic recovery. It was a significant reminder that the United States still loots unfavorable upon the projects of Socialist governments to nationalize industry and set up rigid economic plans. Bui officials emphasized that the appeal was not Intended as a threat or as an attempt to condition future American aid on acceptance of the American desire to perpetuate its free system of economy. The statement was made in a voluminous, conimodity-by-commo- ^ dity appraisal of the Marshall plan ^f which was made public the day before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee begins its hearings on the European recovery program. Secretary of State George C. Marshall will be the first witness tomorrow. The State Department appraisal of the Marshall plan was contained in 15 documents weighing about five pounds. They included the United States' detailed analysis and critical evaluation of the Paris report submitted last September by the 16 Western European countries participating in the Marshall plan. The European! submitted their needs, what they could do for them- Belves, and what they estimated they would need from America. The Stale Department's analy- . .< sii if far from optimistic about the chance* of the plan's auc: eesi. It discloses time and again how many possibilities there are for the project to go wrong. 40-Ctnt Minimum Wage Inadequate, Obsolete, Truman Tells Congress WASHINGTON, Jan. 7. (UP) — 'resident Truman loday described tile present 40-cents an hour national minimum wage an "Inadequate and obsolete" and urged Congress to boost it to 15 cents. Such an Increase would almost double the minimum legal weekly wage of 40-hours-a week workers, raising It from the present $16 to (30. Even If this increase is made, Mr. Truman said in his stalo of (he union message to Congress, the country still must rely on "our sound system of collective barg- aning to set most wage scales. Workers' income should increase at a rate consistent with the maintenance of sound price, profit and wage relationship with Increasing productivity," the president said. Fatal Bobsled Ride are so-Ttaprodenl upoq. less variable and unpredicable T«ors such as the-weather that general predictions now are meaningless; and that if approved by Congress a* it stands it will be toucU and go whether Europe's economic stability oan b« restored within lour jearfi. The State Department warned that it would take* American sacrifices and retardation of rising American living standards as well B£ colossal feats of cooperation among the participating nations to make a go of it. The study disclosed State Department admission that many of the estimated needs of Europe, — even as pared down by American experts—cannot be met during the lirBt years of the Marshall plan, and that some can never be met "in full" during the proposed four and one-quarter years of the project. The report emphasized that i'.s aim was "realism." Despite scarcities, unpredictable weather, and uncertainty about resumption of normal trade patterns, especially with Eastern Europe and Soviet Russia, it predicted: Say Miracle is Possible "If the American people join in working lor the success of such a. program, almost miraculous results can be expected." The volume appraising the food section of the program was probably the most gloomy. And food constitutes about one fourth of the $17,000,000,000 in supplies the administration would send Europe. "Unfortunately," the analysis said, "the initiation of European economic recovery must be achieved against a background of world food supply so critically short that millions of people in Europe and other parts of the world are facing in ihe next few months diets reduced even below the levels existing last Summer. . . "Pood 15 ba;,ic to production and adequate food supplies are an essential foundation step to European economic recovery. . . But "it will lake three or four years of relatively favorable conditions before adequate food supplies for efficient- work and satisfactory living can be achieved." The United States experts concluded that tnc European countries had underestimated their own production of grains and, as a result, cut Europe's estimated requirements from this country about one-third for each year of the Marshall plan. Radio Quiz Team Audition Friday Three From Missco To Appear on Chicago Network Farm Program The County contest to select three Mississippi County farmers to represent Arkansas on a radio network program "R. F. D. America" will be held in the Mirror Room of "Hold Noble here Friday night it was announced today by T. W. Lewellen, advance audition man (or the radio show who this week interviewing possible contestants. The radio quiz show which was recently originated by the producers of the "Quiz Kids." Is heard weekly over the Mutual Broadcasting System with the contestants of each show chosen from farmers of different counties over the nation. Ten contestants, si\ men and four women, will be chosen to compete in the county contest and from these three, two men and one woman will be selectp/l to appear on the national prU,miri which will be held In Chicago at a later date The Mississippi County contest << being sponsored by the County Farm Bureau In cooperation with Hole Noble, he said. The contest will be open to the public and will start .1 7:30. Mr. Lewellen stated that he woul( serve as quizmaster for the count; I program and will be assisted by hii wife and several local residents ir •elecUn*. winners L W ;t*» "coc '' ' r^oaW^^i, u New York Stocks 2 P.m. Slocks: A T and T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Brlh Steel '.'.'.'.'.'. Chrysler .'.] Coca Cola Gen Electric ','.'.'.'.'. Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y central '..'." fu! Harvester \\ North Am Aviation .... Republic Steel Radio .'..; Socony Vacuum Studebaker Standard of N J Texas Corp Packard '.'. i on the radio program. ta- Get Chleac. Trla. Truman Asks Income Tax Reductions New School DealI New Corporation Levies Proposed Offset Losses A few bits of wood, one shaped like a cross, are all that Sunday bobsled rlrte that Offered Veterans BlythevilU Classes Planned if Sufficient Interest is Shown ended In tragedy at Archbold, Ohio. The broken bits of tlie sled now form part of the quiet winter landscape beside the New York Central tracks, wheie a passenger train struck the sled, killing 10 children. (NBA Telepholo.) con l*si Participant. ••• '-•" Sti The three contestants finally seine led from Mississippi County and their wives or husbands, will be guests of the program sponsors for three-day visit to Chicago which will be climaxed with the network broadcasts. t>n the network show they will compete with winners from some other state. .Both the county and national contest will feature both humorous and farming questions, Mr. Lewellen said, and winners will be judged on basis of questions answered correctly. Winner of the national quiz program will be the title of "Master Farmer of the Week," lie said. Mississippi County contestants were "chosen to represent Arkansas on the quiz show through recommendation by the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture, and (he contestants were chosen through interview of persons recommended by County Agent Keith Bilbrey, Mr. Lewellen said. Mississippi County will be tnc only county in the slate that will furnish contestants for the show, he said. Blythevilie Lad Heads FFA Unit Missco Federation Elects Officers At Meeting Here James Wealhers of ihe Blytheville High school chapler of tlie Future Farmers of America was elected president or the Mississippi County PPA Federation at H meeting held in the Agriculture Building of Blytheville High School yesterday. Other officers elected Vcre Herbert Catt of Kelser, vice-president; Riilph ihomfcon of Dyess, secre-i lary; Lloyd Pulman of MonetteJ treasurer; Frank Mooring of Shaw-1 nee, reporter: Henry Ooza of Dell, sentinel; Charles Standefcr of Wilson, parliamentarian nnd W. A.! Steed of Luxora, advisor. | Approximately 90 FFA members representing seven schools attended yesterday's meeting which was held for the purpose or formulating plans for the coining year. S. D. Mitchell, executive-secretary of the state FFA Association in Little Rock, was principal speaker of the meeting and addressed the group on the importance of General Pleads Not Guilty to Perjury Charges WASHINGTON, Jan. 7. (UP) — MaJ. Gen. Bennett E. Meyers, retired Air Force procurement officer, today pleaded innocent to government charges of perjury In connection with Senate testimony on war contracts. Meyers also pleaded innocent- to charges that he induced Bleriot H. Lamarre to perjure himself before Senate investigations. LaMarrc already had pleaded guilty to perjury charges. Federal Judge David A. Pine set Feb. 16 for Ihe start of Meyers' trial on a six-count Indictment charging perjury and subordination of perjury, If convicted on all counts, the dapper, balding 52-year-old general would be liable to a maximum penalty of 60 years In prison. LaMarre is the youthful former president of the Aviation Electric Corp. who testified that Meyers reaped most of the wartime profits of tlie company. LaMarre said Meyers set up the company, and In lite capacity as procurement officer, for the Air Forces, threw contracts lo it. He said Meyers induced him lo He lo Senate investigators about his part in the deal. 152 5-8 68 1-2| 3i i-siDud Cason Post to Send 62 '2 j Delegates to Little Rock 181 I Curtis J. Little wns selected last, night lo represent (he American Legion at « meeting of civic leaders throughout the state Friday in Little rock Lo dl'cuss Universal 35 1-2 57 1-4 53 1-4 15 1-8 90 3-8 9 3-8 2S 3-4 9 1-4 16 3-4 2fl S-8 17 1-2 58 3-4 4 3-4 Military training and its relationships lo national security. Mr. Little was named at the wccklj meeting of Dud Cnson Post 24 last night In the Legion Hut. Four other Blytheville men are expected to attend this meeting although It was not definitely known today who they will be. parliamentary drill. He also dis- dis- cussed the various state nnd trict contests. Short talks were made by Earl B. Swain of Little Rock, treasurer of the Slate FFA Association; O. L. Campbell, director of the Monette chapter; W. A. steed, director of the Luxorn chapter, and Freeman Robinson, director of tlie Blytheville chapter. Members of the group also discussed changing the name of the Federation lo the Delia Future Farmers of America Federation and a commitlec was appointed to discuss the change further. The next meeting of the Federation will be held In Wilson March 19. Swine Breeder At Luxora Makes Sale in Panama Castlio Brothers, registered Durnc Breeders of Luxora, this week added a third foreign country to their hog shipment list, which already included 33 states in this country, when they shipped a pedigreed boar to New Orleans from where he wlVi be exported to the Republic of Pan- amn, it was disclosed yesterday. The Luxora Duroc breeders have owned some of the top sires of that breed, nnd have bred and raised grand champion boars and sows exhibited in the various states. Their entries In the Northeast Arkansas District. Fairs of tlie past have won numerous top awards here. Among the prominent prize-whining Dnrocs bred by Castlio Brothers was "Model Type." which was judged the grand champion boar of Illinois last year. Tills boar wns known as a "growth factor" animal due to his rapid development. "Model Type" weighed 1.0CO pounds as a junior yearling of 17 months. This was officially the heaviest boar ever shown at that age, it was related. Among the other outstanding Durocs Castlio Brothers have raised were the 1946 grand champion I ar of Mississippi and Alabama the 1946 grand champion sow of Illinois and many Junior and serve champions at various shows and sales. Steel Industry Report Prepared Senate Committee To Oppose Exports Under Marshall Plan Auto Workers To Demand Higher Wages DETTROIT, Jan. 7. (U.P.I—Wal- ler P. Reuthcr. fiery president of the CIO United Auto Workers. Sleepy Doctors' Action Angers Medical Society SANTA ANA, Cal., Jan. 7 (UP) — The Orange County Medical Association today demanded Ihe names of 24 doctors who allegedly refused to answer midnight calls to help a dying baby and a 70-year-old served notice "demand nnd of pay increases for 800.000 mem- today that he will win" a third round hers nulo throughout Industry. the sprawling The youthful labor chief did not specify what amount he would seek, although he has been pressured by the rank-nml-filc to for hike of 25 cents an the man. The association promised to lake action against the physicians it was warranted. drive hour In new contract negotiation.! this Spring. Instead, Reuther turned o Republican nnd Democratic par- tics, denouncing both for "unscrupulous political maneuvering" whicli he said wan directly sponsible for the government's failure to curb Inflation. Rcuther expressed regret \ f ! nollncing " ' said the new wage drive, huge UAW would He liave Marine Sgl. Forrest I, Ewin»- mull " rcfcrrc , <1 a roll - b! ":k in prices, his wife charged that 10 (irVtors, J? 1lc , h ',,'™ ul<l mean grealcr bc " c turned down their pleas for hrtp! ' lls to U ' c community as a whole." before their baby, Jade, 16 months.' Cj .... -.TI 7^ died of a lung congestion. Jilll ^.limbing Fire Chief E. C. Gales charged i at tin asoclatlon Inquiry last night ; WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UP)—The that the fire department called 24 . Labor Department said today pre- doclors without getting one to help I limtnary estimates Indicate that re- Alvin Johnston, 78 who died of an apparent heart attack. Dr. Llcwllyn E. Wilson, medical association secretary, said he was going to give the police and riic departments a list of doctors "who wish to make emergency calls.' Dell Marshal Ordered Held on Girl's Charges Leonard Morris, 24-year-old town marshal of Dell, was ordered held without bond to await circuit Court action on charges of carnal abuse tail food prices last Dec. 15 were higher than at any previous time In U. S. History. It said prices rose 0.5 per cent between mid-October nnd mid-Novernber lo a new record high, and estimate, 1 ! showed that December retail food prices "continued their advance.* By John I, Steele (Untied Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON. Jan. 7 (UP) — A Senate Investigating Committee Is ready to. inform Congress that Independent operators In the steel Industry "will be forced completely to the wall", If heavy slcel exports nre made urider the Marshall plan, it was revealed today. In an 'exhaustive rc)»rf* not yet approved by all members, the Ben- nte Small Business Subcommittee on steel said nil steel production now available Is nei!dcd at home. It said the ndmlnlstrntion thus fnr has failed to show where further steel shipments for Europe can be obtained. The State Department's estimate of the European recovery program Indicated that It Includes these steel shipments, mainly from the U. S for 1948-49: Finished steel, 1,802.000 metric tons; crude and semi-finished, 1,206,000 metric tons: steel making equipment, $48,000.000. A copy of the senate subcommittee's report was made available to the United Press on the eve of Marshall plan hearings In Congress When made public the document most certainly will play an Important role In congressional consideration of the European Recovery Program. Oray Market Warned The committee, headed by Sen. Edward Martin. R., Pa., warned the steel Industry to assume responsibility for moving against "grny market" by assuring all users of slcel a fair proportion of the product "at reasonable prices.' Without such a self-policing effort. Ihe committee asserted, government controls and allocations arc Inevitable. In addition the committee: 1. Said the normal quota system of steel distribution by manufacturers "has not operated satisfactorily," either with respect to old customers or lo manufacturers entering War II. A special trnlnliiK project under which veterans may receive basic training in profe.sntonn In which they are skilled without assuming on-the-job training relationships with wine concern win Introduced nnd explained to Mississippi County school ndmlnlxlm- tors nnd represenlnllvi's of Hi Veterans Administration nl a meet- Inn held at Ulylhevllle High Scliol yesterday. A. W. Ford of Lltlle Rock, supervisor of distributive Mtwullon In the Division of Vocational K<Hici»- llon of the Stale Department of Education explained Ihe new trnln- Ing program for velernns staling Hint It would soon l>c nmdn available to all school dlslrlcl.s In the nlatc where sufficient Interest aroused. Night school clnKsr.i nre being planned In various schools lhroui;h- out the slate, he snlrt, which will furnish basic training nn useful subjects that will fit (he occupation for wlilclv tlie ImllvltUinl veteran Is most qualified. The new training program Is In experimental stages only, he pointed out. hut details nrc cxpeclctl lo be worked out in the near future, First of Series in M;ilo Yesterday's meet Inn w»s attended by representatives of the Slate i Department of Kducnllon <inA of the Veterans Administration of both slate and county as well as county school ndmlnislrntorn, superintendents anil .iu[>crvlsors of velernns related liintriicllon. H was the first of a scries of 10 meetings scheduled by the State Department of Education and the Veterans Ad- mini»trstlon In nchools throughout the state. W. B, Nicholson, superintendent of Blytheville schools slnlcd tlmtt If sufficient Interest Is shown, the new training program would be established here as soon ns dclaltn are worked out. If established, the program will be under the direction of K. G, Lewis, principal of By IALK C. WIUJON United PreM HUM Cormpondeat WASHINGTON, Jan. 7. (U.P.)—President Trumatf Demagoguery Charge Hurled At President WASHINGTON, Jan. 7. (UP)Rc publicans tortny accused President Tiuman of "rmlltlcHl demago Kiicry" In his recommendations t< Congrc.w for tax reduction. Rcnutitlcnn lenders In Congress said the lax program proposed by the president In hl s stale of the union tin-wane didn't stand the slightest chance nr bolng unproved. Sumc infliienllnl Demnrrats In floiierrs.i prlvutrly •dmllltd that thin wn» Imp. the field since World 2. Recommended extension of export control over steel "for as as the necessity exists and as long us efforts to F ecu re greater export.' of critical steel products are being made." 3. Charged that Secretary of ndult training activities at DlyLhe- vllle High -School. R.'W. ClnlwoiUiy, UiilnlnK InUil- Illcs supervisor for the Rehabilitation and Education Division of the Regional Office of the Veterans Administration In Little Rock, led a brief discussion on training facilities for the present Veterans Cooperative Training Program nnrt Otis Fnrrar, of the slnlc Department of Education In Lltlle Rock stressed the need for the maintenance of hlflh training simulants In adult Instructional programs. Leaders Attrnil Cor'crcnrft Attending the meeting from Mississippi County were Mr. Nicholson, Mr. Lewis, Hunter Kimbro, training officer for Hie Veterans Administration, Phillip Robinson, on-the- Jou training facilities Inspector for , . . . ... the Department of Education, Miss c "> n * ca '" cul «Martha fjlntzcnlch, secretary for ZJIythcvllle City Schools Adult Training Progrnm nnd D. M. Reed, coordinator of veterans training at Osccola. Besides Mfr. Ford, Mr. Clatworthy and Mr. Jfnrrar, representatives for the stale Department of Education and the Regional Of- ftcc of the Veterans Administration In Little Rock included J. R. Burrows, senior training officer. Rehabilitation and Education Division of the Vctcrnns Administration; and M. L. Henderson, finance office reifrcscntallvc of the State Department 01 Education. A similar meeting Is being held in Joncsboro Ihls aflernoon. Battle Staged At Jaffa Gate To Jerusalem nsked COHKI-CSS toduy to free 10,000,000 or more low pay individimls from income taxes and to imiwse new levies on corporiilions lo offset an estimated revenue loff of *3 • 200,000,000 Specifically, lie recommended a $40 cost-of-living tax credit for ouch individual taxpayer with «n additional ?40 credit for each dependent, effective on income received in' ~~~*thia calendar year. Mr. Truman revealed election /cur lax relief program In his an- iual message on the state of th« inlon, He delivered it in person bo- oro a Joint session of Iho Republican-controlled Congress. • Tax rates on larger corporation* would have to be Jumped from 38, o 60 per cent to raise approximately $3,200,000,000 of additional revenue. Mr. Truman'i lax cut would be about the equivalent of an Increase of personal exemptions from, the present »500 to 1700. It was an . across-the-board proposal applying to rich and poor alike. But th« President observed that it would mostly benefit the low Income group. For example: Th» Income tax of a man with wife and two children would be reduced tlGO a year. Revision of the entire tax struo- ture for the more lubstantlal relief of higher income groups must b* delayed, Mr. Trumnn said, until th» danger of Inflation has passed. The President'! message was a wide swinging document In tha New Deal tradition of the tat* Franklin D. Roosevelt. It wa» aimed at the many million! whom Henry A. Wallace designates *M Ihe common man. In large part it repeated recommendation! of. previous Truman meraagea which hare been consistently Ignored by Congress — Including a hike in minimum wagea, this tint* frota 40 lo 15 ccnta an hour. ' The President set up five majpir goals for Congress to help' him atj- tain or approach In: trjl! president^ lal election year: " ; 1. Secure tht essential • human rights of all citizens. 2. Protect and develop our human resources. ' , 3. Conserve natural resource!. 4. Lift living standards. 5. Achieve world peace baaed cm principle. 1 ) of freedom, Justice and equality for all nations. : Urging prompt congressional ac-, tlon on Ills request for (6,800,000,000 to finance the first 15 month! of the Marshall plan, Mr. Truman asserted that this nation's policy of helping .distressed democracies abroad "leads to peace—not war." Answers Wallace and Soviet! Ho thus answered charges by' Henry A. Wallace and Soviet spokesmen that his administration i! warmongering. The goal of. U. 8. foreign policy, the President asserted, Is "a peaceful and prosperous world." Mr. Truman pledged US. economic cooperation with the rest of this hemisphere, promised Congresa an early progrnm of aid for China, and said the United States would continue "full support to the United Nations." He asserted that the "Truman Doctrine" had preserved Greek and Turkish Integrity and promised to keep on trying to reach peace settlements, thus far blocked by Russia, (or Germany, Austria, Japan, and Korea. The President again expressed See MESSAGE on Page 8 Farm Program Revision Urged Higher Standards Of Living Goal for Rural Americans WASHINGTON, Jan. T (UP>- PrcsJdcnt Truman urged today tha government farm price supports be moitcrnl/cd ami crop Insurance bon eflls extended to help U. S. farmer achieve n living standard equal t thai enjoyed by city residents. The President' In his state of th union message also recommended Improvements In rural electrification, soil conservation and In methods of getting farm products to market. "All of these," said Mr. Truman, are practical measures upon which we should net Immediately to en-, nblc agriculture to nmke Its full contribution lo our prosperity." The aim of his farm program, the President said. Is to help the farmer mnrkcl his crop at fair prices nnd lo Improve his standard of living, Mr. Truman snld thnl although the average farmer now is better off than ever before, ho has Just begun to approach the living standard "In 1016." ho said, "the average Income of fnrm people was »719, contrasted wllh an average Income Commerce W. Averell Harrhnnn's , concern for the Impact of steel ex- f ports on the domestic economy 'Is I secondary to foreign policy needs, as represented by the Slate parlment." Burglar Suspect Held For Circuit Court Trial Admits Drunken Driving Everett Smith of St. Louis was fined $50 and costs In Municipal Court this morning when he pleaded guilty lo a charpe of driving quor. James Chapman, Negro, pleaded guilty lo a charge of driving with an Improper license and was fiued $45 and costs. and rape after waiving prcllmlanry i whi ' E u »dcr "^ influence of li hearing this morning l n Municipal : Court. i The charge of rape wns added! to the carnal abuse hargc today. | Earlier, a charge of rape against' Morris had been reduced to carnal i abuse. Morris was nrrcstcd Sunday! morning on complaint of a 15-year- old Dell girl who claimed he criminally assaulted her in Dell Sat- ! New York Cotton urday night after .In a theater and her home. picking her up offering to lake Mar. May July , Oct. D«o. open 3505 3503 3405 3125 . 90M high low 3532 3492 3531 3488 3444 3400 3173 3125 1:30 3529 3521 3436 315R Phillip Kimbro, Blytheville Negro, was ordered held to await action of the Circuit Court after a preliminary hearing in Municipal Court this morning on it charge of burglary. Bond was act at M.OOO. Kimbro was captured early Dec. 15 at Abraham's Tourist court when he was shot five times by the owner, C. Abraham, who was walling in prowler. Arresting officer said after Negro's capture that hft was believed responsible for * number of tourist court and residence burglaries during the past year. JERUSALEM", Jan. 7. (UP) — Eight persons, were killed and 42 were wounded toady, officials announced, when Jews In n stolen police nrmorcd car bombed nji Arab crowd here and crn.slicd while Irylng lo escape. Tlie bombing set off a wllrf jbnllle at the Jatfa Bale of Jerii- e " snlcni and a manhunt through the wooded Mnmllljih Cemetery. Two Jews uere killed and four Arnbs and two Jews were wounded In earlier clashes. An official announcement of the casualty toll said two of the dead were Jewish attackers, shot by police when they fled. A third was wounded gravely. Ten Jews, all heavily armed 1 , stole Ihe armored car 15 mlnules before the bombing from a Jewish garage In downlown Jerusalem. Speeding by the Jaffa gate, the a cabin for a suspected the )134 SOU lllSth* Economic Report Delayed WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UP) — President Truman will send his economic report to Congress next Wednesday Instead of Friday so that Con grew can recess -tomorrow for of $1,288 for non-farm people. Within (lie next decade, we should elt- flnnte elements of tnefiuallly in these living standards." Tiie chief executive asked for continuation of price supports for major fnrm commodities "on a basis which will afford reasonable protection ngnlnst fluctuations In the levels of production and demand." The present price support program must be rccxamincd and modern- ised, he snld. Crop insurance, Mr. Trumnn said, should be strengthened ami Its henetllt.s extended "In order to pro- tccl tlie farmer ngnlnst the special hazards to which lie Is subject." In connection with his proposal for improved methods of getting farm products to market, the President cnllcd for cncourngement of cooperatives which, he said "llncUy or Indirectly serve this purpose." Tlie school lunch progrnm should be continued nnd adequately financed, lie said. Jews threw a bomb Into Arabs grouped at the Kale. Tlie car then headed for the new city of J rusalem. It was wrecked by t Arab grenade. Weather Arkansas forecast: Pair, warmer In West nnd North portion tonight and In Southeast portion Thursday. Minimum this morning 28. Maximum yesterday SO. Sunset today 5:14. Sunrise tomorrow 7:17. Precipitation, 34 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Tout ilnc« Jan. 1-4:30 icche*. 15 Puerto Ricans Killed In Plane Crash In Florida SAVANNAH, On., Jan. 7, (UP) — A chartered DC-3 airliner, reportedly carrying a poMenger load of Puerto Rlcnns (o Miami, crashed and burned in a desolate swamp near the mouth of the Savannah River today nnrt first reports said 15 persons were killed nnd ni»c Injured. A harbor craft was bringing the Injured Into Savannah where ambulances, doctors and nurses waited at the waterfront. The plane plunged Into the swamp, n wilderness of sawgrass, cypress stumps and palmcttoes, about 8 a.m. on a flight from Newark, ft. j. to Miami. It refueled at Raleigh, N. C., at 6:23 a.m. and the CAA at that city reported the passengers were about 25 Puerto Ricans. The plane was operated by Coas- tnl Airways of Tetcrboro, N. J. Its passenger manifest wns being mailed from Newark to the company's Philadelphia office and wns not Immediately available. Soybeans Prices f. o. b. Chicago open high low liar 419 421 41» Mar •• ^13 41$ 411 1:30 421 415B Fast-Talking Auto Buyer Tries Suicide DYERSBURQ. Tenn.. Jan. 7.— (an. 7. (UP)—Police disclosed today that William N. Davis, backwoods farmer held on a $«,000 used automobile swindling charge, tried to commit suicide by swallow- Ing poison In the Lauderdile County Jail at Rlpley. Davis was brought ;iere for treatment last night. Hit condition wa* reported good. Sr;r.':r J. s. Walpole, of Halla ordered a guard placed In Davis' hospital room. Davis was arrested at Ellzabeth- ton In East Tennessee Saturday on Information from Walpole who said Davis • srked a racket on used automobile lealers. disposing of almost SO vehicles on which h» owed unpaid balances. Davis was In his mother's hom» on a mountainside when Sheriff Thomas W. Nave, of Carter County toe* him into custody. He was dressed In rough khaki pants, a faded leather Jacket and a leather cap. He told Nave that he hsd "bought only five cars and thre« (rucks, and was still making payments on alt of them." Walpole said that Davis TM "Just a roughly dreued farmer, but he certainly was a anooth talker.** "Persons with whom he did bu»- Iness have told us that he was on* of the shrewdest traden miey enr encountered." According to authocWn D«T»i made the bulk of hk utonobd* deallnp i» Uemphlt

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