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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 8, 1948
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BLYTHEmLE COURIER NEWS ! I'llli DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ^""^ TOL, XLIY—NO. 842 Blytheville Courier Blythevill* Daily Ncwi Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevtlle Herald BI.YTHKVlLhK, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, I<MS FOURTEEN PAGES oovm rm cnrn i Board Sanctions 110-Mill Special School Tax Levy Revenue ii Needed To Supplement Funds From Regular Sources Faced with the prospect of trying to operate the 12 school units in the Blythe- vilie district with a fund o; lest than ?40,000 after fixec salaries for teachers anc debt service requirements had been set aside, members of the school board today announced plans to augmen the limited revenues througl » voluntary 10-mill tax. Arrangements were made yesterday with county officials to extend the voluntary tax on the books for the district, which has an assessed valuation of $4,157.128, and permit school patrons and other taxpayers to pay the voluntary tax along with their regularly assessed taxes for 1947. The voluntary 10-mill tax should provide sufficient revenue to double the operating fund for the Blythe- vtll* schools and enable officials \a purchase needed equipment and make repairs to the plant which ^ have been delayed for lack of funds. B Members of the board met at the ^ high school Tuesday night with Doyle Henderson, Mississippi County assessor, and P. E. Cooley, county auditor, for a discussion of the tax situation and it was agreed to have the voluntary tax placed on the books. Announcement of the plan wss made yesterday by Max B. Held, chairman of the board, and W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of schools. Receipts Estimated at $235,158 Total estimated revenues for the district for the current school year were listed at J235.768 with minimum estimates': of expenditures placed at $233,603. Of this amount ' $171,076 had to b^allocated for sal- Varies of 93 teachers, to meet require~k mcnts of the state department of education which augments the revenues of th". local district with a ; substantial apportionment of school funds from state sources of revenue. In addition .to the allocation ol U11.0W tot-ieachers' salar? 3, the Decline Is Noted In Divorce Cases In Missco Courts The number of divorce cases filed in Mississippi County Chancery Court during 1947 showed a sharp decline from Die 1946 total, It was disclosed today by Harvey Morris, cleric of tin chancery and circuit courts. A total of 590 cases was handled last year compared with 716 for 1916. In 1946, a total of 493 cases was filed in the Chickasawba division of the court, which compares with 302 cases last year. In the Osceola division, the 1946 total was 223 while the number last year dropped to 198. Banquet Planned For 4-H Members North Missco Clubs To Be Guests of County Farm Bureau One-hundred county 4-H project winners, club officers and leaders will be the guests of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau at he annual 4-H Club winners banquet to be held in the Mirror Room of Hotel Noble Monday night. > Project winners from 17 North Mississippi clubs chosen last Fall will be presented with awards at :he banquet which is sponsored annually by the Farm Bureau. Lloyd Godley of the Production Credit Association's office in Osceola wilt be the principal speaker and Louis a. Nash, president of he Farm Bureau and Jack Duclos president of the County 4-H Club Council will serve as toastmastcrs. Awards will be made by the toastmasters assisted by A. C. Owens, and H. C. Knappenbei-ger, all members of the Farm Bureau and W. O. Hazelbaker, assistant County Agent. Lyinnn Henson, president of the ArmorRl 4-H Club and state field crops champion, will give a report of his trip to the National 4-H Club Congress held in Chicago last month and Bobbie Jean Byrd of Pawheen, North Mississippi County champion girl in achievement, will tell of her trip to the state congress held In Little Bock last November. Cash awards and a charter will be presented to North Mississippi County's three top clubs in,achieve- i v i4p4 winners of the Inter- toonuoteut held lost l*.-*Lai <i' " ' '-^ - ' •,'^yjj- President's Tax Program Junked By Republicans Leaden Expect to Pass Their Own Bill Over Truman's Veto .„ .. „ 5> Ljrl * c - Wlson (Unlit* Press staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON. Jan. 8. (UP>Republican congressional leader.! Junked President Truman's lax program without a second look today and confidently promised to beat his veto Ihls session with a new tax reduction bill of their own. As it stands the chances are I.OOD to 1 against enactment of the combination tnx-incrcnsc and tax- reduction plan pro]»scd by Mr. Trimum. chnnccs are about even that enough Republicans and Democrats will support a compromise bill to override a veto. S]»aker Joseph W. Martin, Jr., R.. Muss., and Elouse Majority Leader Charles A. Hnlleck R Ind., agreed that the House would principal and interest on the. district's bonded indebtedness. With limitations placed on the manner in which $198,108 of the district's total estimated reven- for the 1*41-8 school term, the board had less than one-sixth ol the total funds left with which to finance plant operation and maintenance, provide janitor service, pay utility bills and insurance and provide transportation facilities for pupils in the outlying sections of the large district, and to pay for minimum health activities. "With IMS limn $40.000 io meet these expenses, it Ls easy to sec, Mr. Nicholson said, "that, there is nothing available to buy desks and other needed equipment, not to mention funds for capital investments." Conditions Becomes Acute "This condition is not a new one, but it is one which steadily is be- Se« VOLUNTARY TAX on Page 1 override along Ihe man Harold Knul'son, R', Minn., a veto of a inx reduction "ne.s proposed by Chair- Ways and Means were more cau- Greek Guerrilla Chief Marshall Asks Congress For Sufficient Funds to Protect Western Europe 'Senate Committee Hears Plea To Do Job Right or Not at All Osceola Man Sells Hotel In St. Louis Tardy Seal Sale Contributors Get Reminders Reminder cards seeking contributions from Mississippi County residents who received Christmas Seals last month were being mailed today, according to Mrs. Roland Green, president of the County Tuberculosis Association. The reminders were mailed in «n effort to end the Christmas Seal drive by Jan. 19, the deadline for contributions to this yenr's county quota of 510,000, she said. A county-wide total of 2,127 sgal letters has not yet been answered although four .communities have not reported their number of unanswered letters to date. Mrs. Green said In Blythevilie, 586 seal letters remain unanswered. Many communities have shown a decided increase in returns to date, Mrs. Green said, while others are lagging behind last year's total. Mrs. C. G. Redman, association secretary, disclosed today that more and more services are being rendered by the organization here tn Mississippi County. She said that yesterday 11 persons received authorizations through her office for free X-rays by doctors. The number of X-ray requests, she said, was the largest for a single day In the history of the county organization. Leachville Man Faces Grand Larceny Charge Alfred Finley of Leachville waived preliminary hearing in Municipal Court this morning on a charge of grand larceny in connection with the Hi eft of 360 pounds of seed cotton In Leachville last night and was ordered held to await Circuit Court action. Bond was set at J500 Pniley is alleged to have stolen Ihe cotton, the property of O L Taj lor of Leachville, from a trailer truck parked on Highway ig near Leachville. He was arrested by Deputy Sheriff McHancy of Leachville who is reported to have caught Finley In th« act of taking tht col- ton. The Melbourne Hotel in St. Louis has been sold to Pick Hotels Corp. of Chicago for more than $2,000,000 by Thomas P. Florida of O.sceo- Ja, owner of Florida Eros, and Co., real c.stultt film. :iiul former president of the Melbourne Hotel Co., it was disclosed today. The 15-story building, containing 400 rooms with private baths, was acquired by (he Melbourne Hotel Co. In November, 1943, when reorganization 'plans instituted in 1937 under the amended bankruptcy act were approved in Federal court St. Louis. Negotiations for purchase of the hotel began more than a month ago, H. J. McCormiclc of Chicago, vice provident of the Pick Hotels Corp., said. Mr. McCormick said the new owners plan to continue a program of modernization and improvement launched by Mr. Florida three years ago. The Pick chain operates 22 other hotels m the United States. of the House committee. Senate leaders - tious but still confident they could hammer the Knutson bill Into form which would be enacled into law. Taxes Become Biller Feud Tlie lax controversy rapidly Ls becoming the bitterest of Mr. Truman's administration. Democrats were divided on his plan to give all hands a $40 tax credit plus another $40 for each dependent person and to hike corporation taxes about 12 per cent to offset the loss of $3,200,000.000 of revenue. Republicans ridiculed Uie proposal as political trickery by the President for campaign purposes despite his absolute knowledge no such tax bill would be obtained this year. The Knutson bill would reduce personal Income laxes by $5,600,000,000, relieving upward of 7.00D,- COB taxpayers entirely of income tax in the process. Mr. Truman's $40-per-person reduction would cut about 10,000,000 persons from the tax rolls. Knutson would increase personal exemptions by $100 to a total of S600. The Trumnn $40 credit is the emiivalct of an exemption of about $200. KnuUon Bill FaVored A sliding scale In the Knutson bill would reduce personal Income faxes from 30 per cent In the lower brackets to 10 per cent in the higher brackets. It also would extend the benefils oi community property or "split Income return" taxation to all stales. Twelve slates already enjoy the community property system under state law It permits husband and wife to ' divide their income equally for lax purposes. Their combined tax thus being computed at lower rates thnn if a single return were filed. The saving there can range upward of 25 per cent in the middle brackets The House will pass a bill sub- J General viflades Markos, left. Greek guerrilla chief who recently proclaimed a new slale In, northern Greece, looks over hi* troops with Geort'e Thomas, a British member of Parliament, and Captain Kikita.i, commander of the Ccnlral Macedonian guerrillas, right, In tin northern Grceciau mountains. (NBA Telcphoto.) the Knutson expected to trim It stantially like The Senate; Is In uinoiint of reduction und somewhat to mollify its provisions. The figur e of $4.000,000,000 frequently Is suggested as the sum of tax reduction the Senate will approve. But Congress assuredly will pass a Republican tax bill and It will not have much resemblance to Mr. Truman's proposals. It Is not expected to provide for any Increase . of corporation taxes to offset relief I of individuals. More Americans Land in Greece U.S. Offering Advict In Move to Crush Bands of Guerrillas ATHENS. Jan. II (UP)—Lt. Gen. William Livesay, chief military at- tache of the American Aid Mission lo Greece, predicted todry that a strongly reinforced Orcck nrmy with American guns and American advisers should crush guerrilla activities by late Spring or early Summer. Livesay arrived by plane from Washington last night to begin immediate conferences \wilh government officials on plans lo increase the national guard to 50.000 men and free the army for a Spring offensive. "I sec no reason why they cannot clean up this situation by late Spring or early Summer," he said He disclosed that'20 more American officers are leaving Washington today aboard a special plane and will be sent directly into the field after a week or orinelatlon In Athens. More U. S. Officers Due Tlie first 20 officers to arrive will be .stationed with Greek nrmy staffs and corps staffs in the field. Others lo arrive soon will be attached to Greek divisions. ' Once the Americans ,nre In the field. Livesay said, he would havi* direct communications horn Athens Health Survey Planned By Committee at Dell A committee of Dell residents headed by Mrs. Crystal Cranford will make a house-to-house health survey in that town lo determine the outstanding health problems existing there, it was announced today. Blythevilie representatives of the Arkansas State Board of Health are assisting in organizing the survey and will aid in finding solutions to the problems unearthed by the survey. The committee will be appointed by Mrs. Cranford and at the completion of the survey will tabulate the results. The questionnaire forms to be used in the survey have been completed. The survey is expected to start within the next week. All houses in and immediately adjacent to the city limits of Dell will be included in the survey. Schoolmasters Club Will Meet Here Tonight The Northeast Arkansas Schoolmasters Club will hold its monthly dinner and business meeting in the catclcria of the Blytlicvlllc High School tonight at 6:30. Program for tonight'* meeting will be in charge of members of the Blythevilie High School faculty with Miss Effie Lee Terrell ami Miss Cecil cassidy as directors. Music will be furnished by Ihe high school a cappella choir. Special guests at the meeting will be H. L. Taylor of Little R/oclf, state director of school administration, and Sidney Lee of Little Rock, supervisor of the school plan aervice. Mr. Trumnn cuts last year. twice vetoed lax French Super-tax Hits Businessmen And Farmers, Too PARfS. Jan. 8 (UP)—Premier Robert Schuman's drastic $1,050,000.000 soak-the-38:5 anti-inflation tax program became law today when It was published In the official journal. provides for a special excess profits which on The law supertax will be used to fight Inflation nnd to finance Prance's national reconstruction program. Tlie super- tax can be paid either as a direct tax or in the form of cent 10-year loan. a three per F<f businessmen and shopkeepers the tax will be from 20 to 50 per cent of their excess profits. For farmers it will be 50 to 60 per cent and for professional be 25 per cent. men It wil Commie Officials Ousted in Brazil 76 Ejected by New Law Signed by Dutra; Demonstrations Futile By W. W. Copland (United Prna Staff Correspondent) RIO DE JANEIRO. Jan. 8 (UPI — Seventy-six Communist public officials, Including 14 incmtjcrs of the Chamber of Deputies, were e- Jected .'"-"• ^qffice today under a newj ,.-i'aw baring Communists from legislative posts. The law went Into effect shortly before midnight last nlghl when it was signed, by President Eurico Caspar Dutra Immediately after being approved by the Chamber of Deputies 181 to 74. Final approval of the measure was marked by violent debate In the chamber. Two pru-;ovoriiiiietu dopu''?< drew•.revolvers during the course of an argument with Communists deputies, but were prevented from firing by other members. Assembly President Samuel Dimrte postponed the session after the itiow of guns. Communist. Deputy Gcrvn- slo Azevedo also attempted to f.e- lay Ihe measure with one-man filibuster, refusing to yield Ihe floor until he wns ordered to sit down by Dnnrle. Ten of the 14 Co•• deputies who had taken pr ,t In the debate left the chamber without protest after the final vol* was announced, but other Communisti attempted demonstrations in front of the assembly building. Demonstration Bring Am:st» The /lemonstratlons were suppressed by police and more than a (lor.en persons were nrrcslcd. Guards at power plants, public utilities and Industrial plants throughout the nation were reinforced to prevent sabotage. The Communist Party was outlawed last May and Brazil broke J ,„-..,-— „„„„ ? fr rclatio » s «!"'Russia In octobei hns arrived thus far nnd that more • , " cw IBW C:l " cc1 s 'he credentials of nil Communist legislators, whether national, state or municipal. Luis Carlos Prcsles, leader of the Communist Pnrty nnd a member to all Greek divisions now bnttlliiB the Communists In scallered parts of Cuntral. Northern and Northeastern Greece. "I expect to keep them here o:ie week and then send them right out," he said. He made It plain lhat the American officers will be assigned lo give operational advice to the Greek forces. Livesay also disclosed that (he Greek army already has been bolstered with . .00.000,000 worth of American nrmy equipment which Manager Is Questioned Senators Delving Deeper Into Deal* On Commodity Market WASHINGTON, Jim. «. (UP)Senate Investigators, dclvlna deeper Into the commodity nmrkcl speculations of millionaire- Kilwln W, Pauley, today summoned his business nmnniiui' for secret Ic.sMmoiiy. Culled In by the Sonalo Appropriation.'; Subcommittee on Speculation was clauila Cameron, treasurer of the Petrol Corp., a Pauley enterprise. Tin: .subcommittee already hns questioned Urljf. Gcu. Wnlluce H Gralintii'.s brokcratto uncut and Hit BKcnt's wife. Onihinii Is President Trutnan's personal physician. The prlvule questioning wns In preparation for the subcommittee's public lieiirlngK which o]xm tomorrow with testimony from l!nr- old E, Sta.wen, Republican presidential aspirant. It was Slassen who put the finger on Pauley ns * big commodity market speculator and charged that government "Insiders," some o them "In tho executive branch ol the While House," were speculating tn grain Graham was revealed a» a speculator a few days otter Staiucn made the charge. r.ra!iam'» Agent* QiiKtlnntd Pnuley, former Democratic national treasurer and now special nsslslanl to Army Secretary Kenneth o. Hoyall, ulrendy hns appeared before the full appropriations committee In open hearing. He faces a recall In the near future. Pauley told the committee Deo". 12 that he had ulnrtcd selling hi.i commodity holdings ns soon us he took his Army Department Job under an agreement with Roynll. He admitted that he had done "fairly well" In his dlNllugs. Grn- hum snld "I lust my socks." Tlie subcommittee ycstcrdny questioned Graham's agent and the .agent's wife—a government em- ploye and a big- trader in ' Ihe commodity market. Harry Drinker, a representative By JOHN I.. STKELK : United Prai Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Jan. 8. (U.P.)—Secretary of St*t« George C. Marshall opened his fight for * $6,800,000,000 down-payment on UIB Kuropean Recovery Program today with Uiis firm chnllenire to Congress—put up what's needed to (ii> Die joh "or tlon't undertake it at all." In plain and carefully-chosen words, the gray-haired spldier-sUlesniim warned the lawmakers that the alternatives to an adequate program were intense economic distress Kiul socinl and political upheavals which could well wind up in more dictatorships und eventually in a third * world war. "Our national security will tw orlously threatened," Marshall continued. "We shall In effect live n an armed camp, regulated and controlled." , Marshall testified before tho Senate Foreign Relation* commit* lee as the first administration wit- UN Sees Need of Policing Powers Palestine Problem May Call for Use of International Militia By ROBERT MANNING United Frew SUff Correspondent LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y , Jaa B. (U.P.)—Top United Nations officials nnd some big power representatives have decided some form of International militia will be needed tn cnrry out the partition of Palestine, it w«s learned today. Confidential conversations among UN diplomats have virtually killed off tho original hop* In UN tlmt imiiitlon could be carried out without forces from abroad. In joining to produce the United Nations partition plan In the Ul> General Assembly, Rtmla and the United SatteR presumably gamble expected. Kxpcrt on Mountain Fighting I.ivt'.sny, cammandcr of the U. S. 91st Infantry Division fighting with the 5th Army in Italy during the war. is an expert on the mountain warfare now going on in Greece. He has been selected to help the government build up its forces for the Spring attack. Plans call for increasing ilic national guard by 60 battalions of 500 men each. With the present force of 40 battalions, this would give the government 50,000 men to garrison villages and free army forces for offensive warfare. The army itself would be increased by 12.000 men from its present strength of 117,000 and probably will be supplied with surplus American arms. Funds for increasing the Greek armed forces will be made available from $15,000.000 of the American aid credit which will be transferred from civilian to military needs. Latest reports trom the Albanian border area said that guerrillas In the strife-torn Konitsa area were continuing their retreat lo the North and avoiding battle with their army pursuers. of the Senate, was ousted from par llamcnt along with the 14 Communist deputies. Also ejected were 18 Communist aldermen forming the majority of the Rio dc Janeiro Municipal Council. Other Communist oficlals Include 43 members of state legislatures throughout Ihe coun- | try. I As soon as the bill was approved by the deputies It was taken to lelci Palace by Diiarlc and signed Immediately by President Dutra. Nine Persons Die When Plane Crashes in Algiers ALGIERS, Jan. 8. (U.P.>—Nine persons, including two children were kilted today when a transport plane crashed and burned near Algiers. The plane left Algiers at 7 a.m. bound for Biskra. 115 miles to the southeast, and PhlHpptvilte, east ills home in Stcele, Mo., will be of here. Witnesses Blanche Airport said trouble with one of Ihe engl'ics Slcele. on the takeoff. Stee/e Resident Dies; Funeral to Be Friday Funeral services for W. E. Wrlglit, age 74. who died Tuesday night at , 1 . his home in Stcele, Mo., will be at Maison I conducted at 2 o'clock Friday after- there was[ noon at the Baptist Church in Seven passengers and Iwo crewmen were reported burned to death when the transport crashed into a hillside. Chancellor to Conduct Court Session Friday Chancellor Francis Cherry of Jonesboro will preside at a session of Chancery Court convening tomorrow morning In the Circuit Courtroom in the Court House here. Divorce suits «nd equity case* will be heard. The Rev. Mr. Ellis pastor, a.ssist- ert by the Rev. Marvin Nlblett, pas- lor of the Methodist Church in Stcele, will officiate at the Masonic Service. Burial will be In Mount Zlon Cemetery. He is survived by three sons, Alfred Wright of Deering, Mo.. Leonard Wright of Richmond. Cal., and Vernon Wright of Sleele; two (laughters. Mrs. Hazel Bond at Deering and Mrs. Edna Hester of Stcele; his father. Aldridgc Wright of Henderson, Tenn., five brothers, one sister and one half-brother und three half-sisters. would not of Bachc Coinpany's Washing- Fire Investigated DEQUEEN. Ark,, Jan. 8. (U.P.) —Firemen began an Investigation loday of a blaze which caused between $20.000 and $30.000 in damage to the Kirby Building, one of DcQuccn's largest brick structures. Firemen fought the names for more than five hours. The lower floor of the story building was occupied grocery store, a hardware and a feed store ton office,' said he- and his wife, Eva, were called before the Subcommittee at a closed-door session late yeslerdny. He refused to dlscim the nature or his testimony. But It ]>re.miiu- nlrty concerned his activities in the commodity market on behulf of Gen. Grahnm. The While House doctor claims he s«ve his broker a free hand In buying and selling commoditlos. Bathe A: company detik'.s this mid contends (hat it ncli-il solely hi uc- ciKluncu with Gratiiun'.s Instructions. S3,n«l A Year Secretary Called Mrs. Brisker was called away from her desk at Ihe Navy De- pnrlmcnt to meet with the Invcs- tlgnting senators. She Is employed In the pet-oleum purchasing section of lire supplies and accounts hurcnu nt a snlnry of about $3,300. She was understood to have told Senate Investigators that she has been active In the market for several ycnrs. A list of commodity traders published by Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson ycstcrdny showed that last Sept, 17 Mrs. Brisker held 230,000 bushels of wlienl. She also wns named on a list of corn trnders for June 30 when she held IS,000 bushels. Mrs. Bi'iskcr wns before the subcommittee for about 20 minutes, her husband over an hour, When Subcommittee Chairman Homer Ferguson, n,. Mich., finally called the hearing to a close for the (iny. he gave reporters a brisk "no comment" ns he grabbed his hat nnd coat and hendcd for home. Anderson's latest tint, covered 4,351 corn speculators and hedgcrs, among them Henry Morgenthau, Jr.. sccretai-y of treasury undci the late president Franklin D. Roosevelt. 'Hie list covered positions of June 30. 1947, two years nfter Mor- gcnlhnu left his cabinet post. He j Mar. was revealed lo have been 195,000 | May bushels short, that Is, betting that that International force be necu.ssury. The problem n no dellcat* lint- Jo w responsible officials ' would dtuciiss the imlure of the prlvnto talks, nor would they disclose whether there has been an sub Klantlal Agreement on how to ^ fifthltnif men for » Palestine police force. American nnd / British jources went so far M to deny llietr governments have participated In conversations about (he matter. But other Information Inslstd both those powers were involved. UN Secretary General Trygve Lie wiu to be naked lo shed some llglit on the development nl >, news cniifnronce scheduled for today in advance of his departure for a one-month lour of Europe. Mo was nlnlcd to leave Friday touring European capitals to select n site for the 1948 General Assembly meet Ing In September. ECUMlan Role a Puzzle In view of growing violence and bloodshed In tim uuly Land since Ihe UN's partition decision, diplomats were understood to have agreed tliat nn International mall- If partl- lia cannot be avoided lion is carrlc flout, One big matter not covered In reports of the confidential conversations about n Palestine mali- tla wns Ihe-place Russia has played or will piny in iuluro Inllw. It is a big question for both Russia and the United Slates who conceivably might be asked by Ihe Security Council to provide the bulk of tiic men to put down Arab rebellions against partition Doubtful that It could get con- gerss to send American troops to the Holy Land and frightened Ihe prospect of Soviet army forces In that pnrt of the world State Department officials were considered certain to favor a mllltls recruited from among small and middle powers. Britain, which Is washing its hands of Palestine completely on Ihe day It terminates the Palestine Jiinmlnlc—porbnbly next May 15— has served otlcc lhat it will not allow Britain personnel to be used In enforcement. ness for the plan he conceived seven monlhs ago and which he described today as "an Investment la To Require Sacrifice* He acknowledged the mulll-bil-. lion dollar program, a 4 1-4 year project, would require sacrifices at home. And he made no attempt to minimize the "avowed determination of DIB Soviet Union .and th* Communist Party to oppose and sabotage It at every turn." H !> a calculated risk," hi di- . clared. "But there can b« no doubt* as to tho Alternatives. The way of life that we have known Is literally In the balance," Strongly , supporting President Truman's proposal to admlnlaUr the program through a new exeo- ullve agency, the secretary appealed to Congress to reject suggestion* trom "some quarters" that It b* placed under an Independent,.government corporation, "It would be unfprtunaU to crt- . ate an entirely new agency ol for-- - elgn policy lor thU| government," h* said. ' r . , "There cannot be two secretarial' of state." ' ' , . {• Her* Marshall turned to the colt of th* program. He told-the aena- tori that the K.DOO.000,000 requested for the 15-month period beginning April 1 was a rock-bottom estimate—that it was not an "aikins" figure bused on the assumption Congress would cut it. All-or-Noni Propo**] ' "The initial Increment of our a!4 should be fully sufficient to get the program under way on a broad, sound basis and not In a piecemeal manner," he said. "An inadequate program would Involve a wastage of our resources with an Ineffective result. * , "Either undertake to meet the I'tquiremenU of the problem or don't undertake it at all." Marshall did not side-step th* Impact of the' program on th* American economy. But he said: "It will require sacrifices today Seo EUROPE on P««« 7 New York Cotton two- by n store Josephus Daniels III RALEIGH, N. C.. Jan. 8. lUP) — Doctors said today that 65-year- old Josephus Daniels, World War I secretary of the navy, Is "not as well as he was yesterday," his family rcjjorted, Daniels, editor of the Ralclgn News and observer, was fighting a severe case of bronchitis. He became ill with a cold five days ago. Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy, slightly warmer tonight. Cooler Friday. Minimum Ihis morning sa. Maximum yesterday 55. Sunset today 5:15 Sunrise tomorrow 7:16 Prccipilallon, 24 hours to 7 a.m. loday—none. Total since Jan. I—>:30 inchM. prices would drop. Three Motorists Accused Two Blytlievillc men were fined $35 and costs In Municipal Court tlas morning on charges ot driving while under the influence of licnior. and another forfeited a $35.35 bond on tbe same charge. They were Jnmcs R. Sanders and L. E. Perkins, who pleaded guilty, ann Bill Walker, who forfeited his bond by failing to appear in court. Ocl open high low ...... 3545 3551 3520 ...... 3539 3545 3516 ...... 3450 3450 341 1 ! 3172 3174 3142 ...... 3127 3120 3105 1-30 3537 3535 3434 3152 3111 Soybeans Prices t. o. o. Chicago open high low 1:30 p m. Mar ....... 421 421 418K 420 May ...... 416 410 4U',4 414H New York Stocks Six Die in Flood PORTLAND, Ore.. Jan. 8 (UP) — Western Oregon rivers and streams flooded thou.sanrts of acres of rich farmland and hundreds of homes loday, and authorities counted six dead ns result In the rising waters. Former Arkansan Dies MEMPHIS, Tcnn.. Jan, 8. (UP) — Ubert Oscar Helm, a resident of El- icndale, Tcnn., for the In It ^ years died today after a six weeks Illness. He was 65, and a native of Batesvtlle, Ark. 2 p.m. Stocks: I A T and T j Amer Tobacco . ... Anaconda Copper . Beth Strcl Chrysler Gen Electric Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel . .. Radio Socony Vacuum . . Studcbukcr Standard of N J .. Texas Corp Packard 152 1-2 US 1-2 34 1-8 101 1-2 62 1-4 35 1-2 53 7-3 15 1-4 91 1-4 84 26 i-B 9 1-2 16 1-S 20 1-3 77 3-8 39 3-3 4 3-1 Farm Production Costs in State Will Go Higher LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Jan. I (U.P.)—Farm production coata in 1948 will Increase 20 to 25 per cent In Ihe opinion of directors of th» Arkansas Production Credit Association meeting here today. They will formulate plans and policies for lending In 1948. Ray E. Miller, secretary of tht Production Credit Corporation of St. Louis, Mo., said that during the coming year his group expecti lo operate on a conservative basis. "And while they feel there will be an ultimate decline in agricultural prices, they feel Justified In financing farmers wilh a sound credit standing," he said. U s Steel T? 3-4 Eight From B/ythevif/e To Attend Conference On Military Training Seven members of a citizens Army Advisory Board named here In November and a representative of th« BIylhcville American Legion Post plan to attend a meeting of professional, business, religiuos, educational and civic leaders In Li tils Rock tomorrow to discuss Universal Military Training and Its relations to the national security program. They are Mrs. E. F. Blomeyer, Mrs. George M. Lee, Worth D Holder. W. B. Nicholson, Paul Pryor and Rosco Crafton. Siegbert Jiedel and W. P. McDantel Indicated that they also would attend. Curtis J. Littl* will represent the American Legion at the meeting. The meeting was called by Brig. Gen. H. L. McAlister, adjutant- general of the State of Arkansas, with the aprovnl of Gevemor Laney. It will be held at 10 a.m. In the House chamber nt the slat* capltol. • i Mrs. Blomeyer and Mrs. Lee wert in Little Rock 'today and wm remain there for the m**Uc<. Mr. Nicholson will remain In Lltti* Boc* for the Arkansas Athletic Aa»oe*»- tion meeting there Saturday.

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