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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS I [I K I VIM I N 1 A M'l XH. 1 1I1CU A 11L.-I1 SXK1 kl/^nrt'i I n> * ..r. . .^ »...-..— ' ^^^^ YOL. XLIV—No. 35B Blytheville Courier BlythevilU) Daily Ncwi lilli DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHJSAB'l ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Mississippi Valley Leader BJythevlll* Herald BMTHRVILLK, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 23. 1048 TKN PACKS Wind and Snow Aggravate Fuel Shortage in City Temperature Drops To Nine Degrees; No Relief in Sight North winds and snow descended on this area yesterday afier the temperature had climbed to a high of 40 degres and quickly brought a return of extremely cold weather to further aggravate a shortage of fuel oil and butane. The minimum this morning was nine degrees, within one degree of the season's low. 'Hie skies had cleared afier an inch of snow fell enrly in the night. The Weather Bureau officials In Little Rock predicted "much colder" for lonlght with partly cloudy and continued cold weather Saturday. Streets and highways in Northeastern Arkansas were slick this morning but at noon no serious accidents had been reported. Tlie United Press this morning reported that a great mass of frigid air engulfed the nation from the Rocky Mountains to th e Atlantic coast today. Temperatures dropped in the Midwest to the lowest point this The cold ?.one took the shape of a rough triangle extending from the Canadian border southward 1,» 000 miles Into North Texas, and f from there 2,000 miles diagonally across the continent to New England. The steady stream of cold all- pushing down from the Canadian Yukon brought further hardship to more than 100 Midwestern communities stricken by s critical shortage of fuel oil. Weather Takes Lives of 98 The number of deaths attributed directly or Indirectly to the 10- dk. siege of cold rose to 98 today. Eighty persons had died In fires or explosions caused by overheated stoves. 16 had frozen to death, and two had died of over-exertion In sub-zero weather. Two children burned to death today when fire from an overheated stove destroyed their one-room, tarpaper home at Peoria, 111 At Minneapolis, two infants were 'killed early today when an explosion and fire from an overheated stove swept their barracks in a student housing project near the University of Minnesota. The coldest city In ihe nation today was BeinWJi. JtbMW .where the temperature 7 dropped "" '" - Eisenhower Puts End to Political Talk WASHINGTON, Jan. 23. (UP) — Gen. Dwlght D, Eisenhower, army chief of staff, said today "I couM not accept the (presidential) nomination even under the remote circumstances that It were tendered me." Eisenhower stated Ms position In a letter to Leonard V. Finder, publisher of the Manchester, N. H., Union Leader. A slatu ol delegates pledged to vote for Eisenhower In the Republican National Convention hns been entered in Ihe New Hampshire primary. The Army said the letter was being released to the press "because Gen. Eisenhower hopes through this means to inform every interested jjer.son or group that he is not m PO»«« and that he would refuse nomination even H offered." Eisenhower SB id Ms decision to remove himself completely from tlw political scene is "definite and positive." Eisenhower's statement wa,s almost as unconditional as that once uttered by Gen. William T. Sherman of Civil War fame In turning down preferred offers for the presidency. Sherman sairi: "If nominated, I will not, accept. If elected I will not servo." BINGLB COPDBg itfK CKMTt | >>« df- _^_^__ ^ ^ . t^-v v By 'cornp«rtSB, BtyShsfUle's mln- imum of nine'degrees reported by, Weather Observer R. E. Blaylock was warm, it, compared with the lowest, report for 1947. but on Jan. 18 a low of eight degrees was reported here, and on the nth the low was 10 degrees. Tlie Bureau in Little Rock warned that the mercury would skid to between zero and ten degrees above tonight, after a low of eight was reported last night at Harrison. State Highway Department officials reported all roads from Joii- esboro and Paragould down to West Memphis, were dangerously crusted with Ice. Tn some places, the department was cohering paved roads with gravel to give traction to automobile tires. Parents Obtain $3,000 Damages For Child's Death A. D. Priest of Blytheville was awarded S3.000 damages in the death of his son last year by a consent judgment entered today in the civil term of tl • Chickasawba District of Mississippi County Circuit / Court in session here. The suit was brought by Mr. Priest against Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Coua- cille of Blytheville following the death of nine-year-old James Priest Jan. 14. 1Q47, from injuries received when the youth w-.\s hit near Lan»e School by a car driven by Mrs. Councille. The suit as Hied asked S20.54T.50 Scoutmaster to Receive Award Key to Be Presented To Warren Jackson At Area Conference Warren Jackson. Scoutmaster of Troop 31 of BlytheviUc, will be awarded a Scoutmaster's Key at a banquet following the annual meeting of the Eastern Arkansas Area Boy Scout Council here Monday night in the Hotel Noble. Mr. Jackson will be the second Scout lender to receive this award in the history of the East Arkansas Area Council, Field Executive Hal Detrick of Blythe-'" said. "At least five ^,.,,,'s of faithful service as well as participation in Scout study courses are requirements for winning this award." Mr. Detrick said. Mr. Jackson will be presented the Scoutmasters Key by J. V. Oaleo, chairman of the troop Committee pf.the Aoiencaij Legion Post here >!>MiJ~*i-W Trot's i. Another highlight of the program Monday night ;Will be Ihe presentation of-glrter; Beaver awards to four non-professional Scout leaders, or "Scouters." This award is the highest the Council gives to Scouters and is based on meritorious service rendered to youth by the recipient. Educator (o Speak Ralph B. Jones 'of Little Rock, State Commissioner of Education, will be principal speaker. The banquet is scheduled for 6;30 and any person interested in Scouting may attend, Mr. Detrick said. Tickets, may be obtained from J. Louis Cherry of Blytheville. First of a series of meetings during the day will get underway at 12:30 at a luncheon in Hotel Noble, Meeting of Council groups will be held throughout the afternoon in the First Presbyterian Church. The annual election of Council officers will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the hotel. Approximately 250 Scout leaders representing the 14 counties in Ihe Bast Arkansas Area are expected to attend (he Monday activities. Booths Planned On Main to Aid March of Dimes "March of Dimes" booths will be sel up on Main Street tomorrow to solicit contributions in the current campaign to raise Ihe S6.930 as- a quota for North Mls- signcd «s sissippi County. a dozen talks hero ycs- Proposed Shawnee School at Joiner A drive lo raise $50,000 for the construction of Ihe first wing of tlie new combination gradu nml high school for the Shawnee Consolidated District was launched last night at, a kick-off dinner held hi the Joiner Baptist Church. An architect's drawing ot the school In shown above. The new building will re-place the structure destroyed by lire last February. A totiil of WO.OOO netted Irom bond sales nnd fire Insurance claims is on hand and will b« used with the 450.000 obtained in the drive for the first wing of the Shawii'jc School. The new school sliucture is planned in three seclions—n Inrge auditorium and Willis on eacli sido. The. grade school wing will be the first, jTOrtion built. The entire building will cast about $350.0CO. Uzzcll Branson, Blytheville archl- tecl, who drew up plnns for the building, snid it will be of brick, steel mid concrete construction and will contain about 20 classrooms. It will be fireproof nnd hnve modern lighting facilities, he said. Mr. Branson attended the meeting Inst nielli. F. N. Brl.U of Joiner is chnlrmnn of Hit fund drive, which Is expected to ln.-:l about two weeks. Construction will begin when the money has been obtained. It Is planned to as enrh property owner in School District 10 to contribute n minimum of tl for ench serf he owns. A new cnfelcrln building hns already been built but i« Hi present used for classrooms. Ill addition to Mr. Urlst, Dr. H LJ. Johnson, president of the school's Board of Directors, mid John Burnett, former learner at Joiner, who is now executive secretary of the Arkansas Alhlcllc Assoclntlon, also spoke on Ihe drive and expressed confidence In Its outcome. Proceeding (lie meeting, dinner was served by the Jollier Parent- Teachers Association. Markets Probe Politics Flayed By Democrats Tydings in Angry Blast at Policies of Republican Leaders WASHINGTON. Jim. -a. (IJPI — Democrats hr-ntodly charncd Itcimu- llcan senators today with playim: polllU's In nil liivcstltinllon of llnr- old Slnssi'n's rluirncs that KUVOI-II- iiu-nt offlculs rolled up IMIKII profits in commodity trading with "Inside 1 Information. Tlie chaises of politics were mnrit at the iH'Klmilni! of u hcurliiK ihnl broiiRht Stnssen and Kdwin W. l>»n- U'.y furtMo-fucc (or n showdown ui the ulleualltms against (he million ahe California oil mini and s|iecln nsslshinl tn Ihe secretary of Army ' New Bevin Policy Unity in Western Europe Needed to Smother Balkan Fire* LONDON. Jan. 23. CUPi—Win- ston Churchill urged the Western democracies today to make a supreme effort to avoid wnr bv seek- atom bomb, which li e suggested might be within n year Or two. Churchill gravely warned the House of Commons that tile present taut sit nut ion could not last. Tlie Soviets, he said, n re moving Teacher Uses Kerosene to Kindle Fire; Pupil Suffers Fatal Burns the southern anchor of their "iron curtain" along the Adriatic and fighting ' EE, DORADO, Ark.. Jan. 23 (UPI — David Wynn, 12. died in nn El Dorado hospital of burns received In n lire and explosion which destroyed the seven-room Wesson school near here yesterday. Mrs. S. T. Pratt. 53. a teacher and wife of Ihc principal, suffered serious burns, am, Eloi.se Klnard, six, suffered minor burns. Hospllal atcudnuts said todny that Mrs. Pratt would recover, i Investigating officials said the ; kerosene from n can lo build a fire ' used to supplement, heat from bu- I The can exploded In her hands, I enveloping her and the Wynn boy i in flames. She ran Into Hie school yard where the fighting in Grecc : e'Vin'~dccTde ! ller fl " ml »8 clothing was cxtl.mulsh- whether "it shall curl around Ath- 1 by Mrs - jKise Mllllkan, the first ens to the Dardanelles arid Tin ' " "" key." Churchill the House of Commons. FnrMim cl °»e of the. -- : -. spoke on the secoBd" of foreign 'affairs debate""tti House of Commons. Foreign adult lo reach the scent, other pu- pJl» fought tbt •-•-•"•- • •- • the two Thi i|«»l>i| period.' and oaly ' «A n ,. n ii n ..'.a; $11,084 Sought For Red Cross I J. L. Gunn to Head Drive in North Mississippi County i« j ~. ~~ — — —~.«...n u IUMUWMIS a ao^cu tniKs tterc ycs- m damages. The consent judgment j terday. Miss Odessa Davis of Lo- nntercd today directed the plaintiff note. "March of Dimes Queen" tor to pay court costs. | isis, and Miss Beverly Beano a t During the court session yester- : x ' day afternoon. Mrs. Ola Hnllks Werner was awarded S500 actual dnm- by a jury in a suit against H. B- Ingram claiming "forcible and illegal ejection" from an apartment owned by Mr. Ingram. An indebtedness suit brought aaainst H. D. Mitchcrson by Alex Mnlyer and appealed from Common Picas Court was continued for the the defendant trim on motion of yesterday. Paps Game Cancelled The basketball game scheduled lo be played in the high school gymnasium here tonight between the Jonesboro and Blylhcville junior nigh school teams has been cancelled because of cold weather and bad roads, it was announced by Coach \Valter Davis early this afternoon after the sports page had none to press. F//ers Cancel Meeting A meeting of fliers of this area at the Municipal Airport to organize a pilots club tonight was cancelled today because of cold weather and the forecast of icy roada again tonight. Another date tor the meeting w ili b« announced U- Nashville. Ark., the 1947 Queen were In osceoln today where they were ngaln speaking in connection with the polio fund drive. A quola of S6.930 also has been assigned South Mississippi County. Tlie two Polio Queens mactc a total of II talks at Blytheville schools yesterday, including Harrison Negro School. They also appeared on the program of the Rotary Club meeting yesterday noon. Use of Metal Boxes Urged on RFD Routes Postmaster Ross S. Stevens of Blythovillc said today that the Post OfTice Department was asking rural route patrons to replace wooden or run-down mall boxes with regulation metal boxes to provide protection for their mail. Post Office regulations call for the use of metal boxes on rural routes, but this rule was not enforced during ihe war when the metal containers were scarce, Mr Stevens said. Now that the melal boxes are again available, he said, the Post Office Is seeking voluntary replacement ol old or wooden boxes by the new ones. v..... 1*^1*.... iy. vxt»mun,i,.i. i-oreign . • -- --— ^~t Secretary Ernest Bevin had started | l>bo > 1 * half "of the'to pupils It with n charge that Russia was j '" the ancient building. pushing toward war by seeking to' Total loss was estimated at J8- dominate nil of Europe. i 000. The wartime prime minister find present lender of the opposition heartily endorsed Bevin's plan for n United Western Europe He reminded tlie House that he iong had favored a United States of Europe. and repeatedly had advocated steps to bring such a union into being. The invention of (he ntoiu bomb gnve the West a "breathing space" of three or four years. Churchill said, and two years of It have passed. "The best chance of avoiding war Is. in accord with other Western democracies, to bring matters to a hear with the Soviet (sovernmc-nt and to arrive at a lasting settlement." Churchill said. "I cannot believe any serious discussion it may be necessary to have with the Soviet Union would be more likely lo reach a favorable conclusion If we wait until they have jnl Hie Mom bomb too." Churchill warned Ihe House lhal It could be "absolutely sure that the present situation cannot last." Even his proposed settlement with Russia, he said, would not "guarantee that war will not come, but It. will give the l» :t chance of preventing it, and if it came we should have the best chance of getting out. of it alive." The House cheered Churchill, leader of the opposition, when he snt down aflcr talking for 50 minutes. Churchill made It plain Uiat he proposed » realistic settlement with ' MOSCOW I •••-•"-••• .1... i_. .'»i. tiih,vyui.k,iii;ji .•> i "It Is' Idle to re-i^n „,. ,, ,,„ ' C011lribllti 0'i for the Rtlz, Roxy and with tie Communistic™,i '*' t GC "' "T^' WM { " Slei>A tflC " ret is. however, possible'to^ w it ^ j j^~» ™d in the 19« them on a realistic basis, and In I ere " my experience they will kcpp iheir i fn&to'5S B »? which 'in 'this I ? ati ? nal Cotton Council matter may be for a long time once things are settled." Churchill said he agreed that Soviet Comunism "pursues a policy of imperialism In a new form which threatened the welfare and way of life of the nations of Europe." He said the international situation had deteriorated In the last I six mouths, nnd added: "There seems lo be n vcrv real Unions Demand Food Seizures 2,000,000 Workers In Bavaria Idled By Protest Strike ,, Jan. 23. (UP) — Blislnoss, industry uucl trnnsiXMia- tlbn in the American Zone province of Bavaria was paralyzed today when an estimated 2.000.000 German workers wnlked out on a 24- hour general strike to enforce approval of an emergency food program, . Uctttf: torn Ifun Ich, large.it the «»«rir»h »one and third l. All ilnetean halted and the only public services still Koing were gns, electricity nnd hospitals. The main railroad slntion wns reported as quiet as a tomb. Union leaders and government officials pleaded with the people to "stay home and stay quiet." The mass protest wns aimed directly at the Bizonal Economic Council, scheduled to meet today In Frankfiirl lo consider an emergency h>od program which union leaders jnsi.it. must contain a clause for ! confiscation of all foodstuffs. The council, however, postponed the morning meeting until mid- afternoon, apparently because of disagreement over the wording of the lap.'. An estimated 50,000 strikers walked to a food'dcmonstrntion in the Kocnlgsplntz, Munich's main squnrc, for a 10 a.m. meeting. They were addressed by union leaders The weather was crisp and cold with a light snowfall. Cafes in Munich announced they would be open throughout the day but they Slnssen says Hint Pnliley made n most $1.000,000 prollts sin™ thu wur In commodity speculnUon Ilirouuh "Inside" luforniatliiu. I'nuli'y ,,d- mlttcd the profits. Init snld he hml no secret Information. Sen. Mlllard E. Tydlnus. n., Mil.. InlemipU-d Blnssen's testimony lo "resistor a prolctt ngaliisl the coil- duel" of (Minimum Homer l-'eitin- sou, n., Mich, and oilier Hcpubll- cnn mcmbn.i of the Si-nnlc Appro- prlntlous Subcommittee Investigating commodity sprciilntlnns. TydlliRs I'rotr.sls Ferguson rcloilL-il thnnt this was tho first subcommittee homing Tyd- Inys hud attended. The chulriuan added thill Tydlnss seemed lo be Interested In side Issues rather thnn Belt hit: at the fuels nbout commodity speculating. Tydlngs protested thai a Idler from Pauley dcuylun Slu.weu's clmr- Kes had been siipiurascd by (he committee for two weeks. The subcommittee received the letter Jan .1 and Ferguson mndc H public on Jan. 17. Bui Sen. William F. Ivnowlnml R,, Ciil., who was net lug Mibcumnill- tee chairman whon thj. letter was received, said that he hnd shown It on Jun. ft to Sen. Theodore Frnn- cls. Green. D.. R. I,, the other Democratic members or Ihc Invesllgntli'' group. Tydings mndc Iho protest during Green's <iucslloulnR of Stnsscn on "lends" which the Republican presidential nspirnnl hnd testified previously that he would Ixi glad to give the Investigators. Slnssen IIIIK charged tlml n uot'enimcnl officials hnd mndc t-I.OUO.COO In profits since the war llmmglj ; Infornmllou nok available lo the public. When Stassen referred to a tclc- Siv.rn lie.hnd sent Uie, subcommittee, Oreen and Tydlngs both salil they had never seen or heard of It. TyillngK then brought up tin; nuil- ter of Pauley's leller and chnrucd the Republicans were conducting a "politico! hearing" nilher Ihnu performing "nn overall public service." Cotton Producers Elect Arkansan To Head Council ATLANTA, Gu., Jan, 2H. (U.P.)—Harold A. Young of Norlli I.illlu Hock, Ark., today was elected president of Dm Ntilioiml Cotton Council after the council established H fwiiidiiliim In Hie name of the retiring President Oscar Johnston to promote more extensive UB» of cotton th« * world over. Johnston had asked the board to accept hli retirement; Youiiii l» * prominent Arkansai cotton planter and hai served ai a vice president of tin council sine* It. was founded nine year* agb. H« was chairman of the fintutc* committee. The new president xald the pro- Kinin adopted by the 1948 couven- Lioii would be carried out during hl.s administration. He praised Johnston an a leader whose foot- The quota for Norlli Mississippi COUIHJ in (he annual Red Cross financial diivc beginning Mnr. 1 will be tl 1,084. it was announced j today by J. L. Gunn. drive chairman i lor the Chicknsawb* District Chapter. L. E. Olds will strve as drive laiiman for Blytheville and Lcroy . opcn mroupioul the Ca.tcr ol LMichvllle has been nain- I coll ; rt nol BU! , ranU ,, ed ahairmnn for outlying communities. Mr. Gunn also announced today. Mr. Carter will be assisted by Ben Henderson of Blytheville. Tile national Red Cross fund drive will last from Mar. 1 until Mar. 31. Mr. Gunn said, however. tti.it he would like to have an accelerated drive, in North Mississippi County and reach the I9M quota in one week. It was erroneously stated in yesterday's edition of the Courier News thai O. W. McCutchcn had contributed *100 to the polio drive now underway on behalf of the Ihree theaters here. Mr. McCutchen's food hnnd because of uncertain deliveries. Re|X>rl£ from Nuernberg said that railroad workers there apparently ignored the strike call but Hint trains departing alter sunrise for Munich nnd Frankfurt were beiny halted by strikes before they reached their destination. Establishes Foundation Honoring Oscar Johnston Memphians Use Gas Reserves; Main Line Breaks Packers Oppose Rationing Move Congressmen Hear Plea for Retention Of Present Policies WASHINGTON. Jnn. 2:i (UPI — Mcnt Industry spokesmen snld today that ment will be .scnrce this Spring but thnl supplies for Ihe year will be "well above" prewar If government keeps hands off. They urged the Scilnlc nnnkliiR Committee to turn down price control and rationing proposals, L. Blalne Llljenquist of the Western States Ment Packers Association snld such measures would nol, make tor belter meat distribution nnd would create a vast Ijlack market. The Senate met today but Ihc House wns In icccss until Monday. Other congrcslonnl developments: Speculation —Harold E. stasscn offered senate liwchtlKiiloi-s examples of wimt he called Hie "pattern" 111 Edwin W. Paulcy's commodity dealings which Indicated— lo stns sen—Dint Pauley use< Oleo Tax Repeal Urged by C. of C. Federal Levy Hurts Sale of Cottonseed And Soybean Oils The iJoiird of Directors of Ihe Ulythovlllo, chamber of Commerce yesterday volcd to support a resolution before, the House of Ileprc- seiurillves In Washington culling for repi-nl of oleomni'glne luxes, Tin: directors, at their moillhlv mectliiB In City Hull, snld thoy felt that siiuie Mississippi Counly pro- duets--soybean nnd cottonseed olli —formed tho Im.sls of olconmi'Hiirlne Vepeiil 01 the lux would Increase the dt-iiiiuid for nnd use of Ihe butler hiihslltuli 1 . In Lino with a tnnvcmenl uudcr- tliken by Ihc Cluiiuber of Commerce ol the United Stales nml many state Chambers, the bonrd also voted lo clmniic the title of Ihc nec- rduiy of Ihe Chamber hero lo muu- Whlle the duller of the iKMillon remain mithnuiicd. the lltl« wns changed lo malinger to minimi?,*) lulsundci'stnudliK! and confusion with tlie title of any clerical sec- R'lury tilso employed by the Chutu- blT. The Ibiiird also unnomiiTd it Mill work with the Osceola C'liani- IHT of Conimi-ree hi preparing a program to lie presented at a nu-etliijE of the GrtMlrr Little HiK'k rhnmlu-r of Coiium-rc-r. Kv- H'y Imir months llu* (ir?aler Littie Itock Chamber ftpnnsors • niL-ethjK fc.illirlnif one of the rmmllt-.s In the ntale. So ilute fur the Mississippi County priiRram tuts |m-n set liut It In cx|ircleil to lie held In March or April. In other action the Bonid voted to udopl H resolution to name tlie lake formed by the null Shoals Dam on the While River near Mountain Home "Lake Tom Shirus." The reso- lulioii wjis tw.ssed at ihe request of Iho Muunlnlu ilomc Chamber of Conum-rcc 111 support of a House resolution sponsored by Representatives Wilbur D. Mills of Kcusett and J. W. Trimble of Benyvillc. Tom shlrn.s was a pioneer writer nmj publisher of Mountain Home who .ipnclnlrMHl In writing ol the Ozurk teglon of Arknnsns. The Hoard hcnrd a report of re- i sulls of n community properly tnx resolution ndoulcd by the Blyllieill'li: O'liiimbei' and sent to the 9U utliOT UliumhWK in Arkiinsns. I'Vv- orablc response has been received, the report said, and five other arnimbcrs have adopted similar resolutions. Chamber of Commerce Mnnnger Worth O. Holder reported on a mccliiiR of the Aikansns Assocln- llon of Commercial Orgnnrzalton Executives he attended in Little Rock last week. -., ...,~-. "Inside Infor- mallon" to make market profits, MEMPHIS. Tenii,. Jan. 23 (UPI 0 Pn "^y- special assistant lo Army -The main BOS line described ns Secretary Kenneth C. lioynll, asked . ,. . . —The main gas line described as the 'backlione of the city's system" blew out today threatening Ihe gas supply in this city of approximately 375.000 Residents. The Light, Gas & Walcr Division of the city said that it's 24-tnch main Hue had broken. Emergency crews were rushed to the rcciic in nn effort lo repair the damage. Tlie break occurred in Ihe main pe rmission . , to question Hl.ns.sen In his efforts to prove thai his profits It was emphasized tliRl the break did not cut off gas service because of reserve gas supplies. The magnolia wa.s named for Pi«rr« M»gnol, a Vreoc* boUoitt, moling the use of American cotton throughout the world. -— - „ .„. '"'lie foundation was mimed In hon-I. ~~ ~ danger In going on drifting for loo Or °* " 1C relirlng president of the :NPW T t\t\t long. i council who hns been it.s dynamo | I ^ CW • ur * Says Speed is Essential for tne past tcn years. Says Speed is Essentia "T believe the best chance for preventing war Is to bring matters to a head and come to a settlement with the Soviet government before it is too late. "•nils would imply that the Western democracies seek unity amons themselves at the earliest passible moment and lake the initiative In asking Ihe SovieU for a settlement." He referred to Ihe development of American policy regarding Greece, and said he folt "content to see that the British and American governments have adopted to A large extent the views I expressed at Fulton two years ago. anrt have gone in many ways far be- »w CHURCHILL M p. (t U past ten yours. , The council agreed lo subscribe I . _ * p ' m - Mncks: $50,000 as an Initial payment to get ' J. , ... f the foundation started. | Amcr V""«-co The foundation will be controlled £T"1', m , Com ' cr • by seven trustees including one of- ~. " , cl ficer of the council and six r.-prc- ] p", ~ nl Headquarters of the foundation will be at Memphis. Tcnn., where the cotton council offices are I» CiUc( l Soybeans Prices f. o. b. Chicago Mar. 'May open high low 421'i 423 421 41* 416',» 4 IS 1:30 p.m. 431 ' ° cn . Moto " •::'-•• ! "°" t8 °' nc '' y , W " rrt • , , uctnu . ..... . Int Harvcsler ...... . North Am Avlalton Republic Steel Radio ............. Socony Vacuum Studebaker ...... Standard of N J ,.., Texas corp . . ...... Packard were honestly mndc. Permission wns denied. "Significant Coincidence"—A KL President William Green and Curtis Caldcr, spokesman for the National Association of Manufacturers, both endorsed the Marshall plan before the Senate Foreign Relations Com- mlitcc. Committee Chairman Arthur H. VnndcnbcrK sairf It was a "very significant coincidence" that rcprcj- cnlnllvcs of both "organized Industry nnd organized labor" wnc sup- IHjrtlng the European lecovery plan. China—Secretary of State George C. Marshall told Chairman styles Bridges of the senate appropriations committee that a China-aid program 65 3-4 i | IR s .been prepared and will be SHU- 33 1-8 milted lo Congress by President Tru« i 5 ' n " m a " er cxcc " llve agencies con- M 3-4 ccrned have studied II. ii I" Its recommendations on the ™ ]"• Marshall plan, Ihe NAM said slate v\ i t rtei^rtnipiit control would make the 13 34 1>rof!rnm "'"Hie" abroad and a drag 88 1-4 9 5-8 24 .1-3 8 3-4 16 1-8 19 1-8 10 3-8 54 1-8 1-2 I 1-2'Oct.. New York Cotton 1:30 open high low p.m. Mar .1*83 3490 3452 3451 May 3492. 349B 346! 3464 8 i U 8 steel 7j j.| Deo. 3134 3139 3110 3142 mo FBI Nabs 18 As Automobile Theft Suspects NF.W ORLEANS, Jan. 23. <UP)— The arrest of 18 persons, six In New Orleans. reportedly had smashed one of the biggest nuto- mnbtlc theft rings here and along ihn gulf coast In history, the FBI said. Twelve of the nrrcsl.s were made on the Gulf const, Percy Wyly. special agent In charge of the PHI here. said, and more t hnn » 35 .000 worth of stolen automobiles h.nd been recovered. The FBI said It sought Lester Castle and Chnrlcs M. Davis, former partners of a Biloxi. Miss., auto sales company, for questioning. Wyly estimated the persons arrested had been responsible for Ihe theft of more than 70 automobiles In five Southern states during recent months. Senate Votes Extension On Distillers Using Grain WASHINGTON, Jan. 23. (UP) — 'lite Senate today passed by unanimous voice volo and sent lo the House A bill extending until Feb. 'M the government's temporary authority to allocate grain to distillers. Present authority expires .Ian. 31. A Senate Subcommittee plans hearings Inter on legislation lo make the. authority permanent. Weather Arkansas forecast: Cloudy to partly cloudy and much colder tonight. Saturday parlly cloudy nnd continued cold. Miui:num this morning—9 Maximum yesterday—40 Sunset today—5:30 Sunrise tomorrow—7:12 Precipitation, 24 hours to 7 ».m. today—.1 (water equivalent ol one inch of snow.) Total Uncj Jan, 1—4.T» steps would be difficult to follow. YOUIIK furing approximately 3500 acres of laud In the Arkansas River Valley near Little Rock. H« said he Is an ardent believer In diversified farming "through necessity." His faun products about 500 bain ot cotton per ycuv. L. T. Barilnger, Memphis, and H. L. Wlnjjnte, Macon, Ga,, wcr» ic-cleclcd lo the board. A. U Durand of Hobnrt, Okla., was elected a new member of the board. W. Rhcy Blake of Memphis, was r>- cteclcd executive vice president. During its three-day annual convention here the cotton conn- ell endoried the Marshal plan for European recovery after he*r- Ins- Secretary of State Georie C. Marshall make a personal appeal tor the aid progrum. The council endorsed the Marshall plan for European recovery and mechanization In the cotton field for more ambitious production 1 at home. (^j)poie Price Controls Thu council also took a firm stand against the return to price control and rationing as a means of cuiliiK Inflation and getting materials that are still in short supply lo the public. U snld Hint the "tragic Ineffectiveness" of the rationing program was proved during the last diiyi of tho recent war and theearlypo*t- wnr period. "They not only failed to control Inflation." Ihe .council said, "but hampered (he. production thab would huve controlled Inflation." Tint council also urged the U. 8. government to "reconsider its political and economic policies" toward Spain with a vlfw of .Increasing liuda between the two countries. The acUon came on the final day of the council convention here during which a scries of committee recommendation! were approved. Tlie council cited figures showing that mechanized colton production would save farmers from (30 to $35 per acre. The council endorsed a foreign trade committee recommendation that the U. S. \rrny and occupation authorities seek to develop a sales organisation ror the distribution of Japanese nnd German cotton textiles Hi the "textile deficit" arcnj of the world. Cheaper in Long Run The council said It recognized that the coat of the Marshall plan would be great but that "it would bo less thnn the utlmate cost of any nltcrnntive." Other recommcildntfons approved by the lull council Included: 1. A plan to investigate the advisability of putting on a special program of cotton tours and visits to the cotton stales by editors of national publications. 2. A stand that only maximum production of material still in short supply Is the cure for Inflation. 3. A request that federal and state research funds be allocated lo cotton research "In proportion to the economic importance of cotton nnd the priorities of IU problems." 4. An appeal to Secretary of Agriculture Clinton p. Anderson for research allotment to the cotton industry. Due consideration, the council snld. "should be given to the fact that cotton Is in a technological contest for survival against industrially produced fibers." In an address before the conventions llnal session today. Wheeler McMlllcn. editor of Ihe Farm Journal and Pnlhfinder Magazine, urged cotton growers to make the best possible use of their soil on which American abundance depends. McMillen pointed out that ths nation's acreage of productive farm laud has Increased only slightly In the past 50 years but that the demand for agricultural products has continued to become greater and greater. Every effort ought to be mad» from now on, the Philadelphia editor said, to conserve and rebuild the sol!. •New and bold research should be undertaken," McMillen said "t» find out more about the demandi of nature which must be met before she wll lyleld up bigger and better outputs from our crop plants." Also at today'! session H. L. Wingate, of Macon, Ga., council vie* president and public relations chairman, disclosed plans to expand th» cotton council's industry-wide educational program in 1948. He said plans are being laid for broader cooperation with established agricultural agencies to help farmers achieve more efficient and economical production methods. Projects aimed directly at increasing cotton consumption ari also on' tap, Wlngate disclosed. Yesterday an addrete by {Secretary of 8Ut* Oeorg* C. Manhafl high-lighted thi three-day mtetinj here.

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