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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NE TV! L* I^f\»*l K1 < M«r> tit ,1. i,-. - . ^^^ *^», ^ ^^^Ui^fl VOL. XLIV—NO. 257 Blytheville Courier Blj'thevllle Dally Ne»» Mississippi BlythevUl* Valley Leader Herald DOMINANT NUWSPAl'BK OF NOKTHEA ST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JANUARY 26, TEN PAGI5S 150 Chines* Children, Seeking Shelter from Cold, Die in Shanghai SHANGHAI, Jan. 2« (UP)—The bodies o( 150 small children were gathered today from doorways mul windbreaks where they froze to death In a cold snap that sent the temperature below freezing. Tlie bodies of the children, ranging In age from six to 13 years, were laid row on row In an improvised morgue. Most of them died Saturday night and Sunday after a vain search lor shelter from the chill winds and snow flurries whipping across Hie city. Synthetic Fuels Urged by Krug To Give Security Interior Secretary Submits Report to Members of Congress WASHINGTON, Jan, 26. (UP)— Interior Secretary J. A. Krug today proposed "earliest possible construction" of a synthetic fuel industry to meet the nation's dwindling oil resources and to make the United States economically and militarily secure for thc future, In a report to Congress, KruB estimaled that, the Initial cost of such a program lo provide for production of 2,000.000 barrels of oil n day'would be $9.000,000,000. "It should be undertaken now when the country is at peace nnd completed over a period of five lo 10 years," Krug said. He said government assistance to private industry most likely will be needed to eel Ihe synthetic fuel Industry started. Specific proposals will be worked out this year with industrial groups to start such n pro- «==^~S fuels division, had said the department was considering two plans— a proposal that the government subsidize private industry to build ( synthetic plants, and a plan that the government build Ihe plants and then let industry operate them. Krug said that 2,000.000 barrels of oil daily Is less than 40 per cent of current production. And Defense^ Secretary James Forrestal recently disclosed thai Ihe daily wartime deficit of fuel oil was 2,000,000 barrels. Forrestal endorsed the synthetic fuels program as a possible solution to the Navy increases of domestic fuel demands over supplies. Establishment of a synthetic fuel industry to provide gasoline and oil is far too large an operation and requires too much time to IK undertaken under emergency or war conditions, Krug said. Theater-goers Aid Polio Fund For N. Missco A total pf WSS.41 /hi* bean «kV . , " *3jL&te ciiMBityjplio. drive i lo dat*;?nenr~ theater "eSnecHons •I and contribution* obtained through > street booths. It was reported to- aay by Arthur S (Todd) Harrison, campaign chairman for North Mississippi County. Collections taken up al the Ritz and Roxy theaters to date total S295.51 and funds collected at thc Mox Theater amount to $35. Contributions received by street booths Saturday totaled S3Q. Booths will again be set up on Main Street this Saturday, Mr Harrison said. A booth also will be placed in the Negro business district, he said. Contributions at [he Ritz and noxy theaters are being taken up by members of the Blytheville High School Red Pepper Club. Boys from Harrison Negro School have been designated to handle collections In the Savoy Theater. .. . The quota in the polio fund drive for North Mississippi' County is $6,930. At present, more than S2,- 500 will be transferred to the polio fund from the Community Chest. If the Community Chest reaches Its goal, the full allocation of $3,500 will be given the polio fund. In South Mississippi Counly. the polio fund quota also Is S6.930, Steve Ralph of Osccola Ls o'rive chairman for the South half of the county Mrs. R. L. Nailling of Osccola i s chairman of thc wom- l< ens division for that area and the Rev. L. T. Lawrence and O. W. Knight are in charge of contributions from schools, gins and mills. Vernon Aston. Buddy Waddcll. E. M. Jaffe. Dane Fergus and Joe Applrbamn, all of Osreola. will contact business firms and their em- ployes there. In both Blytheville and Osccola. coin boxes for customers' scrolls for employes' contributions have been placed In buslnc-ss cstablish- inents. New Cold Wave To Hit MidWest Blytheville Area Gets Some Relief With Low Of 23 This Morning A new cold wave, Ihe fifth in 12 days, was roaring down from Cnn- ad?. into the Middle West today, according to United Press reports, and the Weather forecaster in Little Rock indicated that more snow was in prospect for Arkansas tonight and Tuesday. Temperatures in Blytheville mod- Weather Arkansas forecast: Mostly cloudy occasional snow tonlRht and Tuesday. NO Important temperature changes. Minimum this morning—23 Maximum ycslcrday—35 Minimum Sun. morning—19 Maximum Saturday—26 Sunset today—5:33 Sunrise tomorrow—7:11 Precipitation. « hours to 7 a.m. today—0.05 (water equivalent of one- half Inch of snow.l Total Since Jan. 1—4.84 New York Stocks (Tl AT&T | CATS) Amer. Tobacco"" 'Al Anconda Copper (BS) Beth Steel (C> Chrysler (GE) Gen. Electric (GMi Gen. Motors " '' (M' Montgomery Ward «CN) N Y Central (HR> Int. Harvester (NVi North Am. Aviation (RS) Republic Sice! (HO Radio (SOV) Socony Vacuum <SU) Sludebaker (TX) Texas Corp. (I-ri Packard (X) U S Steel ... 150 . 64= . 33 1 . 33 . 57'. 34' . 53 ' • 24 <(, 18'. . 54 14 ... 73',j 'norning's seasonal low of seven degrees to give the city a low of IS Sunday nnd a "warm" 23 this morning. Some sr.ow fell early Sunday belore the skies cleared taut the sun rose Ihis morning in thc manner described in Whittier's poem "Snowbound". Ice cleared from Ihe highways sufficiently over Ihe weekend to permit safe operation of school buses tociay. Earlier Superitemlent W. B. Nicholson of the Blytheville Schools had indicated lhat classes might be suspended if the highways continued to be dangerous. Sunday Maximum is 26 Sunday's maximum temperature wns a cold 26. onc degree above the lowest maximum reading for the city in at least two seasons. Fuel dealers, particularly those handling fuel oil and butane, were struggling to relieve those cases in .tcute need for residence heating but it was generally believed thai actual suffering was held to a minimum. Plumbers continued busy with calls to repair frozen water pipes as some of the frozen lines thawed. In a freak accident, attributed to icy highways, Howard Spencer of Manila, suffered a throat laceration when (less from n broken windshield • hijL him while driving Southeast _ of , Manila Thursday night. He was treated at the Fox Clinic in Manila. • V Uniteil Press reports from the North today said the latest cold spell moved into thc country as the East Coast's snowslorm blew ilself out over the Atlantic Ocean. The Weather Bureau said most of the states East of the Rocky Mountains were in for another week of "sub-normal temperatures" which would continue Lo use up the nation's critically short supply of gas and oil for healing. The number of deaths attributed directly or indirectly to the Heather during the past two weeks rose to 151 today. The total included 10"i dead from fires, 2X from freezing and 25 from miscellaneous causes. The cold wave was moving rapidly toward the East Coast. Temperatures dropped sharply hi the North Central states last night and the cold was expected to blanket the MiUWcst by tonight. Ex- perls said it would arrive in the East tomorrow. The coldest city at midnight was Dickinson, N. D., with a reading of 15 below. Forecasters said temperatures u'ould dfop to 30 or 40 below zero in many parts of the Dakotas, See COLD WAVE on Page 10. Clean-Up Drive Arranged by Community Chest A "clean-up" drive to speed completion of the 1917-18 Community Chest campaign will get underway at 9:15 tomorrow morning, it was announced today by Worth D. Holder, Chest Board secretary. In this "clean-up" drive, silicita- tion teams will make final conlncts with firms and individuals who hav not contributed to thc Chest fund to date. The fund this morning stood at $19,988.81, leaving 56.791.81 to be obtained to meet the budget adopted for the coming year. Following i s a list of Chest contributions announced today: First National Ins. Agency Grabers Store (add. contn.i Unison & Applcbaum Cln. Co. Molor Sales Co., Inc. Moxley Theaters Midwest Dairy Montgomery Ward Universal C.I.T. 430. S50. S50. S50. S25. S50. $100. S30. . E. L.Wilson, IV, Dies of Leukemia; Sick for Months MEMPHIS, Tenn.. Jan. 26. (UPI —Thc eighl-ycar-old son of R B L. Wilson in of Wilson. Ark., succumbed today of leukemia in a Memphis hospital. The boy, R F. L. Wilson IV, had been 111 for a lonz time. The youngsler, popularly called Ted, was a. grandson ol Robert E Lee Wilson II and great grandson of the late Robert E. Lee Wilson Sr., who founded the Lee Wilson Co., one of the largest cotton firms in Ihe world. Wilson, Ark., wa« named for th» family. Harold Stassen Versus Edwin Pauley SIHOLH oopiui mi room i t. Harold E. Siiissen, second from left, conironts Edwin W. Paulcy wilh charges thul he 1ms commodity speculations. Mr. Pauley is leaning on chair at right. The men appeared Delorc » proprmtion subcommittee in Washington. (NKA TelcphokO engaged In Senate A|i- Condemned Man Pastor's Fire Warning Saves Gets New Trial Members But Church Burns Crittenden Countian's Case is Remanded By Supreme Court- By BOH DROWN United 1'rcss Slaff Corrrsimmlenl LITTLE KOCK. Ark.. Jan. 2(i.— (U.P.) — The Arkansas Supreme Court today ordered a new trial for Floyd Lee Poolc, Crittenden County man who was sentenced to death last Sept. 23. after being convicted on a charge of f rape. Toole was convicted after spending a long term in the Arkansas State Hospital. He allegedly allack- ed his 13-ycnr-old daughter on April 15, 1945. Shortlv therenllcr he was held by Di then superintendent Hospial. to be commuted. He ,...„„, niter escaping the next year. NEWTON, N. C., Jan. 26. (U.P.)-ComimmHy leaders today lauded the cool courage of a minister who calmly led the conxreenllon out of his church minutes before nn explosion ripped Ihe sides from Hie building and injured three persons. "Folki, I believe thcrc'i an un- • necessary fire In here." the Rev. Hertls Fair tuld Ibe eliurch members when he saw smoke jinuriii^ from a ventilator. "Will you all please just rile out slowly?'" When the congregation was Mfcly out, Fair returned, got his cont and Bible and dragged a small piano outside. A moment Inter an explosion demolished the Newton Bnp- tlst. Church. Three persons were cut by flying glass in the blast bul doclors said Iheir Injuries were not scrloiu. Church officials eslimnled damage to the small church at $35,000 and Kolb.jsaid less than half was covered by Slalo i insurance. They blamed n defect In" insane and was' the structure's heating >y>t«m •"•" was recommitted; Planned to meet tonight to ; rebuilding. ,, A. C. of the 47 ^ ^•5P"5l t 5L'. upl -r 1 ": I..«"'»'•« »» w» aboutto _...--,„_ -„,,... ... . -. mi .ni in iit; WiWi HIJOUL to T«MJ1 Dr. George Jackson, held the scripture lesson yesterday when 'le was sane .inri ho „. n « >-„ ->!„ ' , . . . "•""•'"»y wnen thal'poole was sane and he was he discovered " 5 moi<V sHS^HH ~~. •>=». £ Crittenden circuit Court «'S In oSe ^ P " n ° ^ <h '" Mcd refusing to admit the two com-i mitment orders as evidence. Negro Accused Of Auto Thefts Car Ihefls thiil d a l c back M far as lust Summer wer e believed solved today with Ihe arrest or Curson Long, 20, Blytheville Negro e.v capeo from the Outnmlns Prison Farm near Pine Bluff and the Mise sissippi county Penal Farm Luxora. nenr Lang, who has been living tn Ihe Hc vicinity for the past six under the name of Joh Jones, waj arrested Saturday night -by • Deputy In yv'I- mitment orders as evidence — Chief Justice Griffith smith dis-'C* • fV . He^nt^dL/'lLrr 1 ^''{£ ™ re Destroys FrameChurch Near Luxora amply replaced omitted tirnony orders. Dissent In I'bone t';isc I In other aclion. thc Supreme' Court reversed a Saline circuit Court decision awarding Joe Norwood of Bcnlon SI.MO damage after his home was destroyed bv ," e CHIlsc " »y an overheated fire. The judgment was against ™. ycd . the Rollnd Jjflkc the Southwestern Bell Telephone S ,'' of Cllrlst nt D™Mc Co. Norwood alleged that the on ! , BCS ncar Liixnra yesterday af- eralor was negligent in not: I} 00 '}: promptly answcrim.' a call to no • c was bci " s rel '«»t follow- lify the fire department ' In " morning service tor the Thc majority opinion held thai I " lc "'"£ worship, when the church ™ »„,„„>,„.,„ comnimy cnle ° s ™^| r" m ^ cs jsmleri In the loft of thc 1 0 thc telephone ..„. no "express contract special damages." In a dissenting opinion. Associate Justice R. W . Robbins insisted that the company holds "what amounts o a monopoly" and is duty-bound to exercise reasonable care and diligence in furnishing proper service j The availability of a telephone I In an emergency is onc of the' great inducements for subscribim;' for Iclephone service." he said " i The Supreme Court affirmed a ! Cnticndcn County Chancery Court decision enjoying the city of West Memphis from issuing Sob.OOO worth of bonds for construction or '\ municipal auditorium. The suit was filed by T. j. .Jordan. The court said thc city could not use y surplus revenue derived from five-mill tax levied i,, , m and could not levy additional taxes until the original bond issues had been retired. - • epu Sheriff Bill Amos of Kelser In coii- urclion with the burglarizing of a store and the theft of a cur at t'ittlR Hlver lust week. At the lime of his arrcsl he told officers his name was Jones but following questioning he admitted that Ills real name was Long nnd that he hud escaped from Cummins Farm last July. Officers stated that he was commuted to the Mississippi Counly Penal Form under the name of Jones last month for having driven cars In Osccola without Ihe owners consent nnd that he escaped from the farm 10 dnys ngo. Long is said by officers lo have admitted the theft of several cars In (he county during hi* six- months of freedom from the Cummins Farm. Included In these arc the four reported stolen here Jan. 2-1. an oil truck 'stolen In UttlS Rock last Summer which was later found abandoned here; and a 1342 Ford coupe belonging to Dr. J. P.iy suchi Thc roof nlld S | d . ,| do-in "" ----- --;-•s—i. ™ •-"• »• ' stroycd completely but furniture i D .™ wns . on or n'ylhcvillc, which wa was removed from the buIWIng be-! sl °' Cn lnsl September. fore it was damaged. i '^ c '* being questioned In coi Thc Lllxora Fire Department wa.s called and helped a bucket brigade to extinguish Ihe fire". I nection with other car thelis tills vicinity, the officers said. At the time of his e.scap* fro New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Di-c. open 3463 3174 3414 3150 3110 high Io\v 3463 342S 3474 3«5 3414 33flS 3150 3115 p.m. 3432 344! 33DI | Ihe Cummins Prison Farm Long was serving H seven-year sentence for burglary and grand larceny having been convicted in December 1045 for entering two lilylhc- vllle business firms. He was serving p. sentence on the County Farm when he escaped from there, thc officers said. 3125 :moj He Is being held In Ihe conn M<)0 30!)ft Jail here to await disposition ity British Confer To Avert New Monetary Crisis Members of Commons Receive Report on Franc's Devaluation PAUIS, Jan.. ze. (U.I'.)— Premier Robert Sfhuiimu lulil Ihe National ssemliK today Hint <l<-t'nlliallim ,,( franci nation was nrrvKsnry to fi«'U>r!i>x working prrvt'nt unemployment. Seliuman, riicinji * stiff test „„ his rirVAltmllim prnicntni, opened drbiite In the National Assembly, leh had to njiprovn tin- plan brfor« U brcnmo M Juw. LONDON, Jan. 2(3. (UPl.-.sir Slaltord Cripps, chanci-llor of the exchequer, told Commons Uidny Unit lirltaln would lake all nm'ssaiy ineiisuics (o Kiifi>i;unrd the value of the pound slcrllnx uiialnst nny repercussions from Hit! devaluation of the French linuc. Crlpps addressed Commons atler attending a spccliil session ot Ihe cabinet. Tlie mccUns wns understood to luive bec'n held to mup u cauipiilun to »n\v I ho pound lioui the thrcal posed by the French action. "\Ve do not contemplate Inking nny action lo niter tho rate o( stcr- Ihifc In relation to other currencli-s. as wo do not bcllevi- (1ml this will IMI rendered necessary or advisable," Crlpps snld. The ortlclal viilue ol the pound In relallon lo the dollar Is $4.03. Crlpps said British policy would be twolold—"to give nny help he am to assist the French government In reaching their objective or n tlxetl iMilfurm rule (for Ihe friinc) nt us curly a date us possible, and at the same time lo tnke such measures ns may prove necessary in the In- tcrvnl to Ilinll tho repercussions of our own currency uml iminy other cui reiiclcs In which wu lire closely Interested." Crlpi>», who flew In Purls lo try to rilisuude tlie French from their devaluation, ituld h« left there a technical slull tu wurk out, In closr concert wltti the Frem-h fcov- ernmenl "measures nf precaution will. we must b« prepared to takn litire." "I iiccjl not point out, to the House Hint jai|, is n mallei' In which we bear Tcs]ion.slbllily to the whole ol Ihu sterling liven and lo all Ihosc others who are Innllng on a !i*jfc of sterling, and wo niusl lhercls»4 maintain our freedom to tnke'Any action which .may be found nccW4 nary." Crlpps snld. *" ' "Wi: are cerliihi the Trench gov- enmieni. Intend lo tnkc all possible action lo vnevcnl nny direct, cllccl of Ihelr plans upon Ihe rcliilion of Btci'liiiK to toiler cllrrcncu's, niul we do nol conlcmplatc' laklnc any action to alter the rate of sterling In relation lo olher currencies us we do not believe Ihnl Ibis will be rendered neccssnry or advisable." Kpraulitlnrs Alarm,.,I Governmenl reassurances thul Britain InU-nded lo maintain the value of the pound failed lo convince slock innrkcl speculators that See MONETAIiy on I':i K c 10. New N. Missco Assistant Farm Agent Resigns K. A. llollhmsworlh, who was recently appointed as assistant county agent for North Mississippi County, him resigned and relumed to hl« homo In Cartilage, Miss., It was announced today by County ABi-nt Kollh Ullbrey. Mr. lillbrey sUted that Mr. Hol- HnKsworlh Indicated Hint lie would nreq>| a position ax WlorniiN agrl- cullurn Instructor nt n school near hti home. Joins Church Staff Mrs. E. L. Alston Dies At Her Home in Manila Mrs. Nancy Ellen Alston age "« died yesterday noon at her home hi Manila. She had been ill for two years. Mrs. Alston was born In Kcniion. Tenn.. and lived there up to thc lime of her marriage lo Eugene L Alston, now deceased. They later moved to Manila where Mr. Alston was Ihe Earthquakes in Philippines Kill 15, Damage Historic Cathedrals MANILA, Jan. 26 (U.P.)—Tlie Philippine Islands counted 15 dead and 15 seriously Injured today In the wake of eight shattering earth- Justice of Peace for SO years quake shocks centered on the Panay Island wrecked a four-ccnturics-old cathedral there. The shocks began shaking the* islands al 1:44 a.m. Sunday when a Ihree-minule tremor toppled buildings and set the populace rushing inlo the streets. The tremors continued al intervals or an hour more or less, ranging In intensity from five to 80 seconds, until 5:52 a.m. Tlie Phll- cr Bureau said Ihe caved in. capital of Ho Ilo una Mrs. Alslon wa.s an active church member. Services will be conducted Tues- earth's crust sudc clay 2:00 p.m. at the Baptisl Church j causing vibrations pastor of the Baptist Church In i ,,„ „„ ,.. ... .. i Ilo Ilo city, some 300 miles south _ __ ^,Jtf In'' ° f Mnllib ' fclt thc f "" »»>"<• "f Manila. Burial'wiii'"bi>!''iii^a 1>< Mam'i!i i t . i ! c . di '' ;3 'J. tcr *' lth "A hocks reported | Cemetery. She is survived by one son. Herman Dj Alston and three daughters. Mrs. Ira Shedd, Miss Loreiic Alston] Mrs. Hattie Mac Grimes, all of Man- Manila and the Rev. F. M. , - nila and one sister, Mrs. Lee David also of Manila. Pallbearers will be, Richard Fraz- icr, Carl Byrd, H. D. Alston Jr., were' killed in Ilo Ilo. another in the province outside the city and one In Aslurlas, on Nrgros Island to the South. Mosl of (he deaths were caused I by the collapse of war-damaged j buildings which had been converted 1 inlo dwellings. Although 15 persons were reported seriously In- Howaj-d Funeral Home Is in charge. widespread damage. Historic ChurdiM Damaged Many residents on Panay Islam! were evacuated to the open country, fearing the shocks would continue. Reports lo the Philippine constabulary s:\id lhat 21 persons wore kilted In Ilo Ho, bul this could nol be confirmed. Tlie earlhquakes toppled the tower of Arevalo Church at Jaro on Panay,- built In the 16th century. The walls, altar, roof and belfry of Molo Cathedral were shattered. The famous Quadrangle Church -• beautiful wrecked. Churr''es at Allmodlnn and Pa- plz. Ihe home town of President Manuel Roxas. stone blocks from Ihe Catholic Church crashed Into the main .streets. The quake, reported to be Ihe worst In 50 years, was fclt unly lightly In Manila but Its effects ranged as far South as Zamlwanga. Most of those killed were crushed in small huts when adjoining walls at oton. one of the most In Ihe Philippines, was . , wT^tlm^d Ilo East Arkansas Scout Leaders Open Meeting The ar.minl meelins; ot Ihe Eastern Arkansas Area Council of thc Boy Scouts of America got underway here shortly after noon today with n luncheon meeting of '.he commilt.-e In charge of l.hf clays ar- Uvitic.s nt the Hotel Nobl<-. Tile registration desk ogir-ncd nt 2 p.m. ami at 2:30 lour discussion group., met, one at thc Hotel Noble and llnce at the First Presbyterian Church. Election of Council officers wa.s scheduled lo highlight the; session In !he Hotel Noble al 4:30. A Scourmaslcrs Appreciation Ilan- ouct wa.s set (or 6:30 nt Uic hotel. Four non-piofcssionni Scout leaders are lo receive thc Silver Heaver award tonight for their work In .Scouting. Ralph H. Jones, stale commissioner nt education, will be principal speaker al Die banquet. MIS.S 11117*1 ,.. boro. Ga., will become secret ury ol tlie Firsl Baptist Church In lllylhcvllle Feb. I,'it was announced lodny by the Rev. E. O. Brown, pastor of tho church. Miss llrnnncii addicted Georgia Stale Tunci:ers College, Ihe Murray Business College In Jacksonville, Fin., and spent three years In Ihnl clly as u city employe under olvll .sen Ice. In .Inn., IDIIi. sho enrolled In thc School of HellBloiu Education, SonthwcMcrn llapllsl Seminary In Foil Worth. Tex., and will gradual* In May of lids year, aim will complete her Imnl semester's work by corrospoiulcncc, the Ilev. Mr Brown said. GOP Tackles Tax Reduction Bills Mrs. John El rod Dies; Funeral Rites Conducted Funeral .services for Mrs. -John EIrod, age 69. who died Saturday morning 8:30 of a heart attack at (he Melhoilisl Hnsuilal in Memphis, were conducted yesterday al UK- Baptist Church In Joiner by Ihe Hev. C. M. Cooper. liurinl was nt the IJas.sett Cemetery. Mrs. El rod was born in Lake County, Tenn . and for the past few years made her home with a son, Roy Klrod, of Joiner. She had been 111 for several weeks. She Is survived by one daughter. Mrs. Adah Rogers of Marvell. Iwo sons, Roy Elrod and Cleve EIrod of Bpftnf* Imously" lodny (.hat a Viix"rc'ijuc- llon bill 1 should be enacted this yen i But they refused lo Join House Republicans In commuting themselves lo th c cut of approximately $(i,UOO.(l(K),000 proposed In the pend- iiil! Knutson bill. The Kcinilillciin senators nlso agreed that their budget and tax culling ncllvlltcs this year should leave a .surplus for a payment of "not less than $2.liOO,000,000" on lilt! national debt. Those tir Vsloll.s, reached nt a two-hour senate republican conference, were announced by conference Chairman Eugene D. Kllll- kln or Colorado. House debate on the Knnlson bill 5 .scheduled to start Thursday, and passage Is cxiwcled nexl Monday. The House Ways and Means Committee was putting the final touches on. It.s version of the bill loday. Coinmlltce Chairman Harold Knutson said the group will formally approve his bill tomorrow. House Republicans brushed aside Democratic counter-proposals nnd thrnnls of a presidential veto. Democrats on the committee may niiiko a .stand ai-ound n substitute prepared by Rep. Robert. I,. Doughton. D.. N. c. Hut Ihey faced certain defeat In the light of Republican dclermlnallon lo push Ihe Knutson bill. Speaker Joseph W. Martin. Jr.. n. Mass., predicted It j would bo pusscd "as Is" In less ' than a week. 1 Sm-rtiiry or Ihe Treasury John W. Snydei h:is hliilrd plainly that President Truman will veto lii(. bill :inri n high ranking House Democrat snld he believed a veto would be sustained. Doilghlon said hl.s bill would cut taxes by nboul $ Tilts, he said, would Rive the laxpnyers irlinf without endangering th c government's financial posillon. Mrs. ~WrT~Sinith Dies in Home on Highway 61, South Funeral services for Mrs. Snllie Smith, ft:!, of South Highway 61, Wilson, two sisters. Mrs, bright and Mrs. Lizzie Alice Al- Lastcr of Memphis, two brothers. I/iviLs Odiiin ot Tenn., nnd George Odinn of Ki-.s- sex. Mo., and eight grandchildren. Citizens Funeral Homo of West Memphis was In charge. Seven Die in Crash PARIS, Jan. 26. (UPi—Police said seven persons were killed and four others were Injured late today when a plane crashed Into a woodwork Cobb Funeral HcTme was factory In luburban Rotnalnvillo. charge al arrangements. \vlio died at her home yeslerd. niornlnc; after a two-year illtic were conducted today al 2 o'clock at Ihe Baptist Church In Carulhers- vllle. The Rev. Mr. Foster, relired pas- lor ot the church, officiated and burial was In the Canithersvlllc Cemetery. Mrs. Smith was born In Waverly, Tenn.. and had lived here for a large number of years. i She Is survived by her husband. W. E. Smith, six daughters, Mrs. l.ora FriUnis of Holland. Mo,, Miss f.oreiie Smith of St. l.onls, Mrs. Meadow Bridges, Bell Clly. Mo., and Mrs. Helen Olscn, Mrs. Mary Cooly and Mrs. Zaun Hardesty all of Rlylheville; three sons. Oaliah and Hoy Smith of Blytheville. nnd Harry Smith ot Cantron, Mo.; two brothers, Thomas and Moody Lofton of Waverly, Tenn., and one slsler, Mrs. Eula Bell Buchanan of Rldgley, Tenn. _ .. _ . __ [n Four Witnesses Sanction ERP Aid Proposals Labor Party Leader •} S«es Marshall Plan ' As Blueprint for War WASHINGTON, Jan. aj, (U.P.) — Four of five wit. nesses before the Senate For. eign Relations Committee to. day endorsed the European recovery program with «om» modification!). The fiftli—Arthur Schut- or of the Leftist American abor Party's New York -ommittee — opposed tha Marshall Plan, charging that a 'mouths the phrases of pence, but is a blueprint for ntomie war." The olher witnesses were Roy V7 airrord of Detroit, chairman of th« allon? V H Rr '"S]:^ Irl \tpr a esia?nT°o; Ihe H. j. He hi B Co!. Pittsburgh: James a. Potion, president of tha Natl.innl Fanners Union, and Clark. M Elchelbeigcr of the American Association for Ihe United Nations. Ihey leslltlcd while thc problem of how lo administer Ihe Marshall plan appeared to be Hearing a 'solution in Ihe Scunte. VTKt* Separate "Administration , a" f <>rd ™ [a the Marshall plan 'U J short In U, aim to increase Industrial recovery In Europe Ha proposed a government corporation to_ administer Ihe plan, plus a coun- cl of businessmen and engineer whosB Job would be to aid Indus- rial recovery by furnishing Amer. Iciin "know-how." Hell)., Elchelberger and Patlon said trade relations belwcen Eastern and Western Europe should not be shut off. Strong bl-partUan support was develop ng for a compromU. that would place the European recovery program under an Independent administrator while safeguarding Slate Department control of foreign policy. The plan, advanced by the Brook- ingi Institution, was tacitly endorsed by Chairman Arthur H. Van- denberB, R.. Mich., of the .Senate Foreign Relations Commit'., • ajuj openly blc.ised by Ihe committee'* lop democrat, Sen. Tom Connally . European ^^. -.,„_, secretary of slat* could uk for-ln- formalion and submit question! but the President would be the tiltimatr umpire In event .of difference!. •: Agreement'-in Prospect ' The plan fell > midway between congressional proposals to divorce administration of the program' from Ihe executive branch of th« gov- ernmunt, and the State Depart, ment'.i to make the administrator subject to its "direction and control." Connally, who had opposed anything that would "hem in" Secretary of stale George O. Marshall, said the Brooklngs proposal was a, "satisfactory" compromise. Sen. Walter F. George, D., Ga., another member ol the Foreign Rclationa Committee, also favors an Independent administrator. Connally said he foresaw "no great trouble" In reaching agreement within the committee on tht» two major remaining recovery plan Issues. These center on President Truman's request for a 16,800,000,000 IS-month down payment, and » four year commitment from Congress behind the program. Tlier* has been sharp Republican criticism at both these phases of the program. Firemen Answer Three Calls Oyer Weekend A frozen motor was blamed for a fire which did considerable damage to the wiring and hose connections of a Frisco Transportation Company truck early this morning In tha 1000 block on West Main Street. Fire Chief Roy Head stated that the truck's motor evidently was frozen causing it to become hot when started setting fire lo th» wiring and hose connections of tha motor. The Fire Department answered two alarms yesterday he said, ona at 7 a.m. lo the home of Mrs. Annia Hemphlll at 723 South Lilly Street where an overheated stove Ignited wallpaper around the flua causing slight damage and the other at 10:30 a.m. to the home of Preston Smith, Negro, at 31 West Mathis when he set fire to tha floor and walls of one room while trying to thaw frozen water pipes with burning paper. Only slight damage resulted, h« said. Theft Suspect Jailed Charles Williams, Blytheville Negro, was being held In the County Jail here today on charges of grand lanceny following his arrest for the Saturday night theft of a watch and $22 In cash from a Negro barbecue stand operator Police said Williams' look four W bills, one $2 bill and a wrist watch belonging to Lawler DsngerfleltJ, Negro who operates a barbecue sland at Fifth and Ash. Soybeans open high low 1:JO M»r 418 418 412 4MB May •» .413 MCA 4UB

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