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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS I'llE DOMINANT NEWSPAPKR. Of NnDTHFlK'l IUVIMBAB Awin o^,,r,.,,„..,, _. - * T • ^-/ TOL. XLIV— NO. 251 Blytheville Courier Blylhevllle Daily Newt THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOHTHEAS'l ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Mississippi Valley Leader Blylhevlllt Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 1948 TEN PAGES Laney r s Decision *0n Seeking 3rd Term is Awaited Chief Executive Keeps Politicians Guessing Up to Last Minute LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 19 (UP) —Oov. Ben T. Laney will make known Ills future political plans at R State Capitol news conference this afternoon. He has promised to reveal whether he will leave the chief executive's office next January or become the fourth man in Arkansas history to seek a third term. Laney, who aided In opening the freedom train here today, refused to set an exact hour for hts long- awaited and well-publicized announcement. As usual, Laney managed to keep friends and political enemies alike guessing right to the last, With adeptness unusual in a "non-political businessman" Laney set the «tage with a masterful hand. Many observers were willing 'bet" that he would not seek the elusive third term. Others pointed to three self- f«rmed "major speeches" which he made in Eastern Arkansas last week —any one of which could have been a campaign address. It was in one of these talks he lambasted "medl- A»ne-man tactics" in politics and "jrged the voters to elect "men of honesty, men with average ability - . . and men who have a high regard for the general welfare.' Officer Nabs Burglon Taking $21,474 from Kremmling, Colo., Bank KREMMLING, Colo., Jan. 19. (UP)—Two would-be bank robbers were captured yesterday because City Marshal C. H. Ban'Pelt noticed two seLs of footprints In the snow leading to the bank of Krem- niling. Van Pelt followed the prints to the bank's rear door. When the robbers walked out, the marshal nabbed them. Van Pelt found BM74 stuffed into two zippered bags the men were carrying from the bank. They had drilled through 3 1-2 feet of masonry Into the bank vault. oopiEg mi cam Police Recover One of 3 Autos Stolen in City Three cars were stolen in Blylhe- Tllle over the weekend and one of the cars was recovered, police records showed todav. A 1941 Buick coach belonging to Joe Ray of Yarbro was stolen here Saturday afternoon but was found yesterday on Ninth Street. Tiie other stolen cars are a black 1938 Chevrolet sedan owned by Leslie iisher of Rt. 1, steele. Mo Justices Affirm Prison Sentence Stuttgart Man Must Serve Seven Years For Killing Woman LITTLE BOCK, Ark.. Jan. 19 (UP) —A seven-year sentence assessed by a Pulaskl County jury against Odell Ramick of Stuttgart for the killing of his estranged wife In a Little Rock rooming house last Oct 10 was affirmed by the Arkansas Supreme Court today. Associate Justice J. S. Holt's opinion said the evidence was sufficient to support the jury's verdict, "and in act would have warranted a conviction of a higher degree of homicide." Ramlck said he shot Mrs. Emma Alley after going to her apartment to get his personal belongings. He testified that the revolver he found in Mrs. Alley's apartment was accidentally discharged as the two wrestled in the hallway outside her door. However, eight-year-old Boboy Jean sWers. daughter of Mrs. Alley, testified that her mother was shot Tfter the two started lighting in the hall. "She pushed him against the wall and the gun was fired," the child testified. "I could not see what kind bearin* 1P9-734 . Missouri license plate Mo. and a IJ Branch, Negro nf It carried Missonrt plitwrot owner did not know the number. The tractor unit of a truck-trailer combination was stolen 111 Osceola last night. It was a 1946 Chevrolet owned by the Dycss Gin Co. DupU Fire Damaoes lex on East Cherry Street A fire, origin of whicli was traced to an oil cook slove. today gutted one-half of a six-room duplex at 100 East Cherry and resulted in smoke and water damage to the other half. The three rooms on the West side of the frame duplex occupied by ivlr and Mrs. Jack Wagnon were heavily damaged by the blaze, which firemen said started when an oil cook stove in the kitchen flared up and Ignited wallpaper. The flames traveled along the papered walls and ceiling, firemen said, and quickly reached the other of gun it was, but H was fired and she fell." In two other criminal cases, the court upheld circuit cour findings. Liquor Fine Affirmed The court upheld a Woodruff Shortage of Fuel Hits Blytheville As Cold Lingers Some Dealers Out of Fuel Oil, Kerosene; Others Limit Sales nesidenls of Blylhevllle, who are shivering under the grip of a cold wave, were today faced by a new problem, a possible shortage of heating fuels. Dealer* In kerosene, fuel oil and bkiUn,, ga.s warned Iholr customers to "take It easy" on their present, stocks In an effort to ward o(r the prospective shortage. | "The situation looks pretty bad. right now. "one dealer stated "but. It really Isn't much worse than it has been all Winter, that Is as far as I am concerned. I have been out of kerosene off and on all Winter long so you see it's nothing unusual for me." While some dealers reported that their supply of kerosene had become exhausted others stated that they had a small slock on band and would begin rationing It In order to make It go around. Only one or Blythevllle's seven dealer's reported that he had an ample supply on hand. Shipments Kn Route to Ciiy Most or the dealers slated that they expected to have more kerosene this week but just when, they couldn't say. one dealer reported that he had one car In yard in the process of being emptied at the time he was contacted by a Courier News reporter, and that he expected another shipment either tomorrow or Wednesday. Others stated that they had cars on the way and expected them to arrive in a day or two. Sees No Cause for Alarm The supply of fuel oil, though not as low as kerosene, 1* gradually dcminishing. However, on e dealer stated that there was no cause for alarm among fuel oil users because he believed there would be plenty to go around. Only two dealers an- Eight-Degree Low Recorded; Additional Snow is Predicted Blytheville residents shivered yesterday as (he coldest weather to strike here in years sent the uiercury to a low of eight degrees but it WHS warmer (minimum 18) today mid the Little Hock Weather Bureau predicted «now tonight or tomorrow in tlic south and east portion* of the stale. Records show yesterday's minimum was the lowest in nt len.d two year* and it Is believed also to be the lowest of Kvertl previous year*. Yesterday lied last Wednesday as the coldest day thus far thla Winter as the mercury stopped at a hlch of 30 degrees. Saturday's maximum was a freezing 32 degrees and the low this morning was 18. Ycstcrdny'i eight-degree low was two degrees colder than the previous seasonal low. recorded Saturday morning. The lowest, temperature recorded In 1947 was nine degrees on Jan n. Lowest reading of 1<H6 was 12 degrees, also recorded In January. Fuel Shortnrni Hurt The United Press reported sub- r.cro cold gripped th e Eastern slates today as freezing temperatures nlc deeply Into Ihe nation's dwindling fuel oil supplies. In the MldWest, temperatures rose slowly, but not enough lo ease Ihe critical shortage of fuel in nounced that they would ration fuel oil among their customers. Others stated that they either had plenty on hand or were expecting shi, nents today or tomorrow. The city, this morning. w»s wllh- Circuit Court 'two-year sentence" OUV . butan ? e»»- A representative against J. C. Padgl I for stealing cow fron: Tom Reeyes of Tip, Ark "affirmed » *2$0 fine assessed in iSfTPV'ljsCqJKt lialnst N. El„ tor alle««l ffletSTpossesion o'f tt<ruor for wltir Sheriff L. w. Bell testified that he found 17 half-pints of liquor in Elliott's home and sit additional bottles In Elliott's" car Bell said Elliott told him that he used the liquor lo get his friends drunk so he could win their money in dice games. Circuit Court Convenes to Hear Civil Cases A jury was empaneled and f»u cases disposed of this morning when a civil term of the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County circuit Court convened In the Court many oommunttlet. Cold weather prevailed today from Ihe Tennessee and Ohio Rl- ver valleys Eastward over the Middle Atlantic states nnd Northetsl- ward into New England. At Washington, D. C., the TJ. S, Weather Bureau tuned a special bulletin which said the cold weather reached down Into the central Gulf States, Georgia, the Carolina and Northern Florldn. Among the coldest spols In the nation was International Pulls, Minn., on Ihe Canadian border, where a severe shortage of did for heating homes has brought hardship to hundreds of families. It was 78 degrees below Mro at International Palls. Pcmberlon, N. D.. and Craig. Colo. Sub-Zero in Fust Th» Bast had Its share of .subzero weither, however. It was 21 below at Rellefonte. Pa, and Moshannon, Pa . 28 below at. Kane. Pa., 35 below at ninghampUm, N. See WKATIIKH on Page 10. Baruch Proposes Defense Pact Be Made a Part of European Recovery Plans Gandhi Obtains Pledge of Peace Indian Leader Breaks Fast After 7-Point frog ram is Adopted By James Michael* (United Press Staff CorrMpnndeiit) NEW DELHI. Jan. 19. (UP)— New hopes for peace In India were raised today after Mohandas K Gandhi broke his 122-hour fast at noon Sunday upon Ihe promise of Indian leaders they would leek peace. The frail. 78-year-old Hindu spiritual leader ended his fast by sipping a glass of sweetened lemon juice at 12:32 p.m.,, yesterday, the only tiling h^had ' taken except waler since JilTla a. in last last meal tne Weis Butane Gas Company. [ sole distributors In Blytheville. stated that they were out of fuel and, that it would be tomorrow before any. orders could be filled. A car of gas has'been shipped, he said, but is not expected to arrive here before tomorrow. Propane gas and con] appears to be plentiful al Ihe present time. A spokesman for Ihe Blytheville Propane Gas Company staled lhat the company had an ample supply of fuel and would b e able to take care of all customers and a check of coal dealers reveale dthat coal supplies were about normal. nous. here with Judge Znll B. Harrison or Blytheville presiding. Cases disposed of this morning follow: J. Convvay Hail, el al. vs. Harry FritziiL'!, consent judgment for $1,305.36. Clara Webb vs. Ola Wilford. suit alleging unlawful detainer, judg- rooms. Furniture, clothing and ment giving possession of pi-opcrty persona! possessions were heavily •- -'-'»"«'- -• • damaged. The East portion of the duplex was occupied by Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Penny. Most of their furniture and household goods was removed while the blaze in the oth- half of the building was being >ught under control, and dam- «ge was restricted to that resulting from smoke and water. Mrs. Nora Webb is owner of the duplex. Both Mrs. Wagnon and Mrs. Penny were home when the blaze started. to plaintiff; damages waived. Jewel Mayo v- 5 Paber White, et al, suit for damages, continued for term. J- B. McCord vs. Hubert Turner, suit for attachment, dismissed for want of prosecution. A number of motions also was heard by the court. Jurors empaneled this follow: E. R. Shannon, E. L. Clarence Zachcry. John p. Hani I president of the Cralghcad Conn and K. W. Kielfncr, all of Leach- ' ty Farm Bureau and also a Farm Bureau Wans Drive For Members Representatives from nine counties will attend a mceling in Jonesboro on Fririny. January 23, to make plans for the 1948 membership enrollment campaign of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation. The meeting will be held in Ihe courthoust and will start at 10:00 a.m. Charles Rose of Rosclnnd and Fav Wells of Proctor will direct the meeting, according to Thomas F Dodson of Litlle Rock, director of organization and -en-ices of the stale Farm Bureau organization. Both ar- members of the board uf directors of the slate group from morning Shown es. group Ihis district. Other leading Northeaslern Arkansas farmers who will take parl in the program at Ihe meet'-ig in- elude W. R. Willis of Black Oak of Manila; Herman Funeral Rites Conducted For James R. Milligan MANILA. Jan. 19—Funeral services were conducted Sundav in Ihe —- -••* .~~, «,. n. iiutci, nex Melhodlsl Church for James Riley Warren. Fred Boyett, Jim Crafton, H. R. Schmuck, cotcman Slevens. A. A. Hardy. Charlie Lutes, Mclvin Halscll. J. E. Stevenson Jr.. J. member - j of the stale board of directors Wal- R. TiPlon. Rllcy Jones. Don her May of Marion, prcsldcul ol Wilson. Boyd Rom.nes and L T. j the Crlttenrien Cou.ily Farm Bm-i ville. N. B. Broom, all Koehler of Dell; Hildred Bunch of Yarbro; E. L. Hale of Armorel. Murray Smart, Hadley Hays. G D. Hammock, H. A. Proter, Rex Milligan. 78. who died In his home near Manila Friday following ar. illness of several years. The Rev F. M. Sweet, Methodist missionary, was in charge of the services. Mr. Milligan. the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Milligan, was born in Illinois. He came to (his section when he was 23. He was married t« Miss Sarah Itakcr of Manila In 18!)5 and to this union Ihere was born seven children, three of whom survive. Mr. Milligan is survived by his wife, two sons, Clay Milligan and Lcvern Milligan of Manila, and one daughter, Mrs. Laura Costncr of Lcachville, Ihrce slslcrs. Mrs. Mary Johnson and Mrs. Emily Jol- -liff of Manila: Mrs. Daisy Nickens f'.-f Slkcs(on. Mo., and two half-sisters, Mrs. Hcrshel Davis, of Manila, Mrs. George Bugg. of PortagevilLj. Mo., and one half-brother Clyde Milligan of Manila. Hurlnl wus In Manila cemetery v\i(h Howard Undertaking Co. in charge. and other Farm Bureau leaders Dodson will atlcnd the meeting and also present will be Edwin W Loudermilk, recently named a district organization and service director with the Arkansas Farm Bureau. Farm Bureau leaders and workers New York Cotton Mar. May . July , Oct. . Dec. . Open High .. 3570 3570 .. 3575 3575 .. 346B 3469 .. 3187 3187 .. 3132 3134 Low 3530 3537 3410 3160 3114 1:30 3533 3537 3443 3162 1118 - .11 no 101.n, j. c,, oieveiison jr., j. »,.„„ ^i .-, . , — "«• m i.-. L. Gunn. Robert Moore. Ben White ' p° m £ Iay> Cra 'Bl'cad, Criltenden, Cross. Greene. Lawrence, Mississippi Pomsete, and Randolph counties are exnccled lo be present for the tncel- ing. Dodson declared. A man from this district to serve on each of the five commodity committees recently set up by the stale farm Bureau will be appointed at the meeting here. These committees are Poultry, Dairying. Livestock. Field Crops, «nd Fruits and Vegetables. Jr.. and W. O. Reeves, all of Blvthc- ville. Lewis Baugher of Manila. B. B. White of Huffman; and A. Hayncs, S. H. Bevi] and w. T. Metagcr, all of Blytheville. Missco Extension Workers to Attend Staff Conference Mississippi County's three newly- appointed County Extension Service workers will not assume their ne* duties until Thursday, ft w »s announced today by County Agent Keith Bilbrey. The three new agenls. E. A. Hollingsworth. Miss Gertrude Bond and Miss Helen L. Wells .who last week were assigned to offices here and In Oaceola, will atlcnd the two- day district Extension Service conference In Little Rock tomorrow and Wednesday and will report Iheir assignments immediately following. Mr. Bilbrey said. Mr. Bilbrey along with County Agents D. V. Mnloch and Clay R. Lee J. Taylor, Southeast Missouri Pioneer, Dies Funeral services for Leo J. Taylor, 81. father of Dr. H. A. Taylor Blv- Ihevillc who died Sunday at tiie Blytheville Hospital, were conducted tins aflcrnoon In Campbell. Mo. Burial was in (he Campbell Ct-me- tery. Mr. Taylor was a member of a pioneer Southeast Missouri family. He was born in Campbell and lived there until he moved to Blytheville six years ago following the death of his wife. He was a retired lumberman. Besides Dr. Taylor, he is survived brother Z. O. Taylor of m«,t f |^ SCe01 "' Wi " " IM * Uend ' c » m P»o'l. Cobb P'unerai Home m " tln * * »h»JV * KransemtnU. 1:30 ,<; se w he»' fist f&ftilndlan Mini- isler of EducmUoti ,'4jUauna AbUl Kalam Azad, oUiir^blnet, ministers and Hindu.. Mfh.- and Mortem leaders who pledged themselvej to peace. Gandhi announced ' his decision to break his fast after 200,000 residents of Nciv Delhi signed « peace pledge. "We hereby pledge resolutely to do nil m our power to promote the sens c of security and amlly for the greater good of the Indian Dominion and maintenance of our newly-won freedom," the pledge News that Gandhi had decided to break bis fust spread swiftly through New Delhi. Small groups of students assembled and paraded through the streets, shouting "(he fast has been broken." To Support 7-Point Program Before breaking his fast Gandhi extracted pledges from political leaders that they would follow his seven-print program granling safety lo Moslems In Indln, which he announced Saturday. ' Gandhi'.s fast won: 1. Indian agreement to resume suspended financial payments to Pakistan. 2. A promise by all Indian officials lo promote better relations between the dominions. 3. Permission by the New Delhi population to permit Moslems lo walk the slrcets in large numbers for the first time since last September. •I. Evacuation of 117 scl/ert Moslem Mosques In New Delhi, tal:r-n over by refugee Sikhs and Hindus. 5. A promise of better relalions from the Pakistan Sind Assembly. 6. A promise by extremist Hindu leader, Rnshlriya Sevak Sangh, who lias been causing (he major ]M)r- lion of anil- Moslem trouble In New Delhi, to abide by Gandhi's peace proposals. Leaders Voice Grave Concern 20 Americans Fear Too Much Military Influence in the U.S. WASHINGTON, Jan. 1* (UP)— More than 20 prominent public figures. Including Prof. Albert Einstein, voiced strong fenrs (oday that "America cnnnot remain democratic If Ihe present (rend loward military control of our Institutions continues." • Asserting that military men are acquiring a "dangerous" degree ol Influence In foreign policy and other phases of American life, they pointed to thi "militarized slates" that arose in Japan and Ciernmny When civilian control of national policy was underrnlnid. ind the other educators, LUthors and'.publlc flg- their fears in a March of Dimes Leaders Named A. S. Morrison Heads North Missco Drive To Obtain $6,930. 'Illls year's quota (or North Mississippi County In the March of Dimes drive now \indenvay Is Sl!.MO. it wn.i announced today by Arthur a, (TodiM Ilun-lson, chutr- inan of the polio campaign lor the North half of the county. The same amount has been set an the nuota for South Mississippi County, where Stove Ralph Is chiilr- mnn of the drive. The current campaign In the fight ngalnsl Infantile parnlysls Is the first conducted In niylhovlllc without (he minimi house-to-house canvns by tennis of drive winkers This part of Ihe drive was eliminated by Inclusion of the iwlio fund In the 1(147-48 Community Chest. However, money towards the fo.- 030 quota will be obtained through March of Dimes booths, coin nfll- lecllon boxes In business firms and collections at theaters here. As purl oi Ihe current campaign, Miss Odessa Davis, 18, of lonolw, nnnicct "Polio Queen" for Arkansas, will visit here Thursday, she In expected to speak at thn high school mul to civic groups. She will be accompanied by Miss Beverly Benne, the HHli "I'olto Queen." A benefit ba.ikclbiill same featuring two semi-pro tennis Is being planned lor Fcb 6 to raise funds for the March of Dimes. A high school Rainc In being scheduled as preliminary event. Senate Committee Hears Plea To Forget About Lower Taxes WASHINGTON, Jan. 19. (U.P.)-Elder Statesman Bernm-d M. Hunich today urged an alliance of all nationg willing; to wiiK8 war against an aggressor. He also called for tiie United StnloK to lend the world in an all-out production drive, which he said could "magically" erase the fear of another war. + . The 17-jTiir-olil adviser of presidents luld his proixKals before ln« Semite Foreign Relations Committee during hearings on (lie Marshall plan for European recovery. He s:llil (he MiirKliull plmi prr- nenln Ihls cijimlry wlih (hv «rr»t- «•>( rhllllriiKi In Us hktory. But (o mrrt (Ills rlmllrllle. he. uld, the United Stutrt mini aitupt a "bolil anil resolute" proRram in lu'al hack (ho "clawlnjr fenr»" nf Inflation at hniiir nnd war abroad. This. Iiaruch said, calls for a mu- luiil dclenso agreement and a do- mcstlo economic program requiring lirlce rollbacks, wane slnbllliallon, a longer work week, no tax reductions lor Iwo years and conllnued rent control. tlon at Aawrica" «nd distributed by the National Council Against Conscription. j In protcsllng the assignment ol \ military men lo high government | posts, they pointed to such officials 1 as Secretary of State George C. Mar; shall, former army chief of staff; Marshall's assistant. Brig. Gen. Marshall S. Carter: Assistant Secretary of Slate John E. Puerlfoy. a I West Point graduate; and LI. Gen. i Walter D. E;nilth. now u. S. ambassador to Russia. "The conduct of foreign policy by military men leaves much to be desired." (he statement said. "Oen. Marshall conducts his foreign policy as a soldier would do In dealing with an enemy." It said military men also were wielding loo much Influence over public oulnlon, higher education scientific research ' and even Ihc 13 oy Sco uls. Signers of the report, In adclltio, to Einstein. Included Ray Lymun Wilbur, former secretary of the Interior and now chancellor of Stan ford University; William J. Miller. S. J.. president, of the University of Detroit; Reuben Gustavson, president of Ihc University of Nebraska; Edwin T. Dnhlbcrg, president of the ( Northern Baptist. Convention; Ar! thnr Morgan, former TVA chairman: and Dorothy CAiifield Fisher and Cnrd Meyer, Jr.. authors. Soybeans (Prices f.o.b. Chicago) open high low 1-30 ;lr 4.12 -132 -US'.ja 425'ia ay 423 423 4l9a 419a 65 Americans Attending Hebrew University Join Haganah Forces JERUSALEM, Jan. 19. (UP) — Jewish sources disclosed loday that Arab-Jewish clashes have laken the. life of a third American and Ihnl 65 American students, studying at the Hebrew University under the GI Bill of Rights, have Joined the Jewish fighting force Haganah. The American victim was Moshe Perlstein. of Brooklyn, a graduate of Ihe New York Rabbinical Seminary. He was one of 45 Haganah fighters killed lasl Wednesday when ambushed by Arabs near Ja- baa on the Hebron road South of Jerusalem. Gershon Hirsch, a Jewish agency spokesman, said that the 65 students ai. Ihe Hebrew TJniversily "in- sisled on their own accord" that they should be permitted to Join Haganah. He denied lhat Haganah had used pressure to enlist the students. Previous requests for them lo Join hud been relnsed by David Hen Gut ion. chairtmin of (lie Jcwisn Agency Execullve, Hirsch said. It was understood that the American consul general, Robert Mac- Atee, was preparing a report for th« U.S. State Department on the action of the students. Miss Anne Straus, of Cleveland, O., a nurse at Hadaasah Hospital, was Blt?htly wounded Sunday when Arab jsmpcrs fired on Jewish ve- hlclw Dear Ufta, !• UM We»(*n> I approaches of Jerusalem. . Two olhcr Americans have been , killed in Ihe fighting since parti- j lion. The first was Abraham Weiner, 70, found dead near the old cily -.vails. Tiie second was Carml Rnb- inowilz. a Haganah member killed Ihree weeks ago. The government meanwhile announced that (he 3,000-man Arab Trans-Jordan frontier force has be«-n withdrawn from action in Palestine. The announcement said the force, which had been camped in Northern Palestine, was "withdrawn to ll« depots." A rumor said It may be turned over to King Abdullah to he Incorporated Into the Arab Legion. Reports said the officers of the force told 'he British (hey would not fight against brother Arabs on (he Palestine border. The oflicial announcement said the force was withdrawn from duly becnuxe it ; may have to face Arab "attacks ! which might be carried out from outside Ihe country and lhat this task might prove too great." Reports of clashes between Arabs and Jews continued to pour into Jerusalem. Six Jews and four Arabs were reported killed and a score wounded when a Jewish force attacked three Arab villages in Hie Hebron hills. The villages acre identified u Zachnrii, Bcnnetif •114 Dtrabu. GOP National Committee To Plan Budaet WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. (UP) The Republican National Commlt- ice assembled today lo lalk politics nnd prepare a VI,000.000 buducl lor Us campaign to defeat President Truman in Ihe November elections First on the agenda was a meeting of the national finance commit- lee and slate finance chairman lo outline a budget lo submit to the full national committee tomorrow. Committee members generally agreed Ihnl the budget ailopled would b« Ihe maximum M.000,000 allowed political committees annually under the Hatch acl. Meeting for what Is probably t-he. last lime before the GOP National Convention opens at Philadelphia June 21, the commltlce also will go through the formality of Issuing the convention call. The national commiltce Ksclf In pledged lo a neutral role In the scramble for the Republican presidential nomination but the meeting gave pnrty lenders a clmnce lo exchange nolcs nnd predictions on the chances of the various hopefuls nl the national convention. J. Russell Spraguc, national corn- mlttcrmnn for New York, snld all of (ho Empire state's 07 convention delegates would sup;iorL Gov. Thom-as E, Dewey. ' Dewcy and Sen. Robert A. Tafl of Ohio are now expected lo RO Into the convention with the greatest support. Of the convention's 1001 voles. MB will be needed lo win Ihe nominalion. Mr disirll.nl the economic p)ia»e an a pulley of "work—production —llirlfl" (o nmkn posulble thn (I- rmiii'lnir of Ihr Mursliall plan ulllimil hurting; tlil» country'! erimmiiy. Hniuch nlso proposed lhat European countries bund Ihemsi'lvcs into » ixillllciil, economic and defense union under Iho Unllert N»- tlons. Ills propnscd Mutual defense »l- Hnnce would Include "the United Stntcs and Mich others as will Join In nuarimleelng members ngnlnst. aggrcwlon. "Hy guarantee," h« uld, "I mean llrm promise to go to wnr In Joint defense It any of thorn are iiltaeked." Baruch also proposed llmi Hie- ' Marshall plan be handled by a re- : covery administrator with full op- ' erntlng powers, nut final authority on foreign policy miillcrs would rcsl with Ihe President and Ihe sec- rclary of stale. Ho suggested lhat llin proposed recovery admlnuirii- llon "function " apart" "?rorn" the Slate Department in Us operation* abroad, "bul not In policy." His nionosnl appeared lo b« a compromise, between Ihe administration plnn for a separale agency heni'.ed by an admluLslralor answerable lo the President and Ihe State Department, and a special House committee's recommendation for.a separate recovery corixiriUlon. Harurli rcromiiiemlr-d Hint • program to .stabilize Anirrlc;m t'fiinimiy forgot about (nx rciluc- llon, sel a longer work week, rollback prices and hold wa<r,eii irher« ihey are. Bliruch recommended lhat the Uniled Sdilc.i be ready lo buy all non-pcrlshable raw material* pro- j duced anywhere In Ihe world In the ncxl live years. He recommended lhat Ihe Kuropenn countries unite am] Ilberale every producLiva resource of the continent—with the Ruhr to remain under International control. He .said thai the countries of Europe should band themselves Into a political, economic and defense union under the United Nations. They should lower Irade barriers nnd be willing to bear arms In Joint defense. He suggested 'that Congress extend (he President's present tariff authority for Ihree years. The most thai America can con- See MAKS1IAI.L I'l.AN on Page 10 Harriman fights Tax Reduction Cabinet Member Says Cuts Would Tend To Encourage Inflation WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UP) — Secretary of Commerc* W. Averell Harriman said today business '« not In need of a lax cut now anil should not gel one. Testifying before the tax-writing House Ways mid Means Committee. Harriman rejected arguments thai taxes should b« reduced on Individuals so that they will hav« mnr« money to Invest In business expansion, "There is little indication of any deficiency in funds available for In- 1, vestment from the point of view of financing the current rate of cap- Ital expansion—" he «ald. "—I would emphasize that our economy Is in an Inflationary sit- uallon and that sound policy de- " v mandj that th« level of Uxiatlon b* maintained." Harlmnii thus joined Secretary at Treasury John W. Snyder In op-posing Iho perional Income taz reduction bill proposed by Rep. Har«I4 Knul.son, R., Minn., chairman of" the Ways and Me«n» Commute*. Knutson'.i propoial would cut per-t fonal taxes by an »atlmated M«oo-?' OJO.OOO. ' fo'. Democrats are talking about llft-^ ing from the GOP bill th« community property provision which permlU husbandj and wives to *plit their' ncomea for tax purpose* and put-.-,, ting It in a Democratlo proposal •that also would include President!-" Truman's plan for a 140-for-every-r- : : : bo<ly tux cut. '•«"' •Mr. Trunuin also proposed, thai the estimated »3,3OO,000,OOfl in reven- nue lost through the tax credit plan to made up by «n excess profits tnx on corporations. That proposal 1ms not received much approval In either Democratic or Republiau ranks. Harriman contended tax reduction rather than stimulating business, would be Inflationary. - Indiana Officers Claim Prisoner Arrested Here .Samuel Dcnncr. Negro, who was being held In Ihe city Jail here for Indiana officers in connection with the llicft of SB.loo from a Tcrre Haute produce firm, was returned lo lhat city Saturday nigtil to fncc charges of grand larceny. Two detectives of the Tcrre Haute police force arrived here Saturday to return Dcnncr to Indiana. The Negro wns arrested here Tuesday night on. a public drunkenness charge and a total of $7.920 was found on him while in the Jail. Meanwhile. Cecil Hill, another Neuro Inmate on whose person the officers found SI 140 of the missing money, is being held here on a technical chaise of ftrnnd larceny pending further investigation of his record. Four Draw Fines On Charges of Drunken Drivinq Pour drunken driving cases were heard In Municipal Court this j morning, resulting in one bond for- j feiture, Iwo fines and one contin- j uallon for Judgment. I Albert Clark was fined $75 snd costs for driving while under the Influence of liquor. Arrested In the same case, Avery Noble was fined J40 and cosls on the same charge. Doth appealed llielr fines and appeal bonds of $150 were set for each man Bolh reside near Gosnell. L. O. Sexton forfeited a $27.75 bond In court Ihls morning when Six Blytheville Men to Attend Cotton Meeting Six Blylhevllle men will join a Southeast Missouri delegation »t Haytl, Mo., tonight and board a chartered Pullman which will tak« them to Atlanta, da., where they will attend the loth annual meeting of the Nallonal Cotton'coun- cil Wednesday through Friday. The Blytheville representative* are Siim H. Williams, president of Ihe First National Bank- B a West, of B. G. West Cotton Co.;' W. F. McDanicl. manager of th» Federal Compress; H. D. Hughes planter, ginner and business man; E. M. Regenold, manager of th» Lee Wilson Interests at Armorel' ancU Charles Rose, planter of Roseland. Mr. Williams and Mr. McDaniel are members of the Colton Councils Advisory Committee and Mr west is a voting delegate. Mrs. W. R. Woolard Diet In Stanton, Tennessee Mrs. Elizabeth Worsley Woolard «, of Stanton. Tenn., sister of Mrs. Hattle Fisher and George A. Worsley of Blytheville. died suddenly Saturday afternoon at her home Funeral services probably will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday In th.o oond in court Ihls morning when "•••">•""• »<. ^ p.m. inessay In th.« he failed to appear to answer the I ° la "«>n Methodist Church, by ths i drunk driving charge. 1 " cv - Mr - Phillips pastor. Burial will ! Robert Sims, arrested for both ' "* ln Stanton. New York Stocks 2 p.m. Slo A T nr.d T Amor Tobflrcn . Anaconda Copper . Belli Steel Chrysler Coc'a Cola . ........ Gr-n F.k'iliic Gen Mcitois Montgomery Ward , N Y Central Int Harvester North Am Avialion . Republic Steel . Radio Socony Vacuum . ., Studobakcr . ....... Standard of N J .... Texas Corp Packard LSI 67 33 1-4 33 59 3-4 173 1-2 3-1 3-4 55 1-1 . 50 5-8 13 5-8 89 9 3-8 25 8 5-8 16 1-8 19 5-8 72 55 1-8 » l-t speeding and drunken driving, pleaded guilty and Ihe case was continued for Judgment until tomorrow. Bond was set at $150. Clark and Noble were wrested yesterday afternoon by State Policeman C. E. Montgomery on the complaint of Ray Cole of Blytheville. who pursued the pair after they had forced him from the at]- base road near the Veterans Housing Quarters, where he resides. Municipal Judge Graham Sudbury commended Mr. Cole utter the trial (or his action In "co-op- erallng in putting a stop to this kind of driving." | "It's unfortunate we don't have more citizens Interested in helping slop this kind of driving," Judge Sudbury said. Mrs. Wood lard was born near Luxora and lived there until 11 year* ago. when she moved to Slanton. Her jui' l)and ' W ' R ' Woolard died >«t Besides her brother and sister here she is survived by two other brothers, Harry P. Worsley of Luxora and William W. Worsley of Deland, Fla. Weather Sfassen in Tennessee CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Jan. 18. (UP) — Hnrold E. Sta.wen, former governor of Minnesota, will spealt at (he annual banquet of the Junior Chamber of Commerce her* Tues- Arkansas forecast: Increasing cloudiness, snow tonight. Not quit* so cold In East and South portions and in Southeast portions tonight. Tuesday, cloudy with snow In East and South porttonj. Minimum this morning—18. Maximum yesterday—30. Minimum Sun. morning—I, Maximum Saturday—33. Sunset today—5:36. Sunrise tomorrow—t: 14, Precipitation, « hours t« T t.aa. today—none. Total auic. *•.

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