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VOL. XLIY—NO. 858 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS "1BOOM1NANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS ANO SO.r.^v.^ „,_,, ^ * -"^ * ? k-/ »yth«vllle Courier Blythetlll* Daily Nevi Mississippi VaMe* Leader Blytheville Heralil ^ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST M1SSOU1U Boy Scout Area Council Honors Osceola Leader East Arkansas Unit Elects Officers at Conference in City Sieve Ralph, Osceola business man, last night received lh e Silve Beaver award for his work as a Scout leader at a banquet endini the annual meeting of the Bast Ar kansas Area Council of lhe Bo 1 Scouts of America here yesterdaj" when Otis Howe of Wabash wa eiccled Council president and number of Mississippi County mei also wcrc named to council offices The Silver Beaver award, th highest given by the council to it non-professional Scout leaders whc serve without pay in unit, distric and council capacities, also was nre sented to J. Ford Ripley of Me Crory and Don w. Richardson o Piggott. Presentation was made b' Dr. Ralph M. Sloan of Jonesboro a past Silver Beaver winner. Mr. V'Gwe, installed as presiden last night, succeeds A. Carlson o Trumann, who yesterday ended hi sixth term as president of the coun ell. Two Blytheville men and om from Osceola were elected vic< presidents. They are L. G. Nasr and J. Louis Cherry of Blytheville and Harold Ohlendorf of Osceola . Other vice presidents are Eric Rog ers, Joe Clay Young and A. a. Pat terson, all of Jonesboro; Dewej Moore of Helena, Judge Walter Kil lough of Wynne, and C. H. Black o Corning. Other council officers are Joe Clay Young of Jonesboro, treasurer D. B. Aycock of Jonesboro, commissioner; and Mr. Rogers, Mr. Black and Mr. Carlson, National Council representatives. 9 MIssco Men on Board Mississippi County men elected lo the Executive Board were Mr. Ohlendorf. Mr. Ralph, L. C. B. YounL and Nathan Weinberg, ail of Osceola; Mr. Nash. Mr. Cherry and Cecil Lowe of Blytheville; Henry Hoy of Leachvllie and J. H. Grain of Wilson. Other Executive Board members named were Mr. Carlson, Mr. Howe Judge Killough. Mr. Young, Mr Patterson, I. N. Arnof of McCrory Ed Bacharach of -Helena, Russe): Harrison v or Brinkley, Caleb v , of Jonef%p, W. A., -atone of B<1- •fj»». sta jfcjjj&£ CWer,J»ek pbt- . > Jonesboro, John Uann of Marian* 1 Charles Blanz of Earle, A. \v Rainwater of Walnut Ridge, B. A. of Helena. Mr. Richardson, Mr Rogers, Mr. Moore. Mr. Black, Mr Aycock, M. L. Gross of Forrest City Ed Sheeks of Coining, Dr. G. F Kalb of Helena, Joe Crozier of Trumann. Frank Sloan of Jonesboro Dan Portis of Lepanto, Dr. R. B Wise of Hughes, P. R. McKnight of Helena, Dr. Sloan, Francis Bland Paragould, Charles Stuck of Jonesboro and Russell Ford of Paragould Elected chairmen of the following districts were J. M. Oliver at Coining, Randolph-Lawrcnce-Wesl Clay Counties; Lee Ward of Paragould, Clay-Greene; J. A. Pulliam of Jonesboro, Craighead-Poinsett; Mr. Nash. North Mississippi County: Mr. Ohlendorf, Soulh Mississippi County; Mr. Blanz, Cross-Crit- tenrien-West Woodruff; Ben White of Cotton Plant, St. Francis-North Monroe-South Woodruff; Ralph Abramson of Holly Grove, Phillips-Lee-South Monroe. Mr. Nash succeeds Noble Gill of Blytheville and Mr. OMendor/ succeeds Leslie Speck of Osceola. Trustees Designated Named Council Trustees for the See SCOUTS on Page 12 Truman Creates Board to Delay Railroad Strikes WASHINGTON, Jan. 27. (UP)— President Truman today acted to nead off a nationwide strike by three powerful railroad unions. The President created an emergency board to investigate the dispute between the Class One carriers of the country ami three unions— lhe Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engine-men, and Switchmens' Union. They had call- e " a strike for Feb. 1. Mr. Truman's action in selling up the board will have the effect of delaying any walkout until the board examines both sides of the question and submits recommendations back lo lhe Wl,it« House. The board was ordered to report to the President within 30 days. Commerce Department Opposes Embargo on Oil WASHINGTON, Jan. 27. (U.P.I nffi^f.i i j ^'"merce Department b 1 " 0 ',*! today opposed the Idea of current 8 f , °'L exporu to ease the current fuel shortage. O f Commerce told the House BLYTHKVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY *T, 1948 Womon-of-Ycor In Blytheville To Be Selected Alpha Alpha and Aplha Deila Chapters of Beta Sigma Pj,l have announced plans for selection o< (he "Woman of the Year." To be eligible for the honor, the woman must be over the age of 18 and one who has given her time as a. volunteer worker lo various civic activities. The stlecllon committee will be composed of five citizens of Blylhe- ville and the winner will be announced around Feb. 7. Tlie winner will be honored with a formal tea the latter part February and special invitations will be issued lo women's clubs ant various other organiations to attend as guests. Mrs. Glenn Ladd was "Woman of the Year" last year. Individuals are urged to make nominations by mat to, "Woman of (lie Year Contest." P. O. Box 1*4, Blylhcville, it was announced today by Mrs. Gilber Dee Hammock Jr., publicity chairman. Committee Okays Knutson Tax Bill Party Lines Sharply Drawn; Democrats' Amendments Rejected WASHINGTON. Jan. 27. (U.P. —The House Ways and Mean Committee by a straight party vot today approved the Knutson Bil to cut Income taxes about. $6 000.000,000 a year. The vote was 15 to 9. There wa' one Democratic absentee. The Republican majority steam rollered the bill through the com mittee afler rejecting a series o Democratic amendments. These in eluded one to substitute Presldcn Truman's plan for a J40 tux credi for each taxpayer and dependent and a new excess profits tax corporations. Mr. Truman's proposal found only five supporters while 19 vote were cast against it. A proposal by Rep. Robert L Doughton, D., N- c., to reduce th< overall cut of the Knutson bill l< about »4.000,000,000 found the greatest support, but was turned down on a party-line 15 to 9 vole The bill, sponsored by Commit .. R., Minn, the presen extend tin „. - . . , -.Jilt-Income' ipJe to all states; and cut las rates from 30 per cent in the low- income brackets to 10 per cent ii the high brackets. Doughton proposed lo reduce the percentage cuts in half, thus cutting the estimated loss of revenue under the Knutson bill to about $4,000,000,000. Rep. Wilbur Mills, D.. Ark., offered two amendments, in one he proposed to attach to the Knutson bill the President's proposal for 75 per cent excess profit tax i corporations. This was rejected, is Mills' other amendment would have incorporated Mr. Truman's tax credit and excess profit plan with Knutson's split-income and (600 personal exemption provision. This lost 17 to 7 Some GOP senators believe the tax bill should be scaled somewhat unless President man's $39,668,000,000 budget fiscal 1948 can be shaved erably. consid- The bill is almost certain to be " • Mr. White House reaches n anything like present form. Mr. Truman has declared himself material loss of tax reduction. Kmitson told reporters would _ find considerable cratic support when it I!ouse " opposed to any revenue through era] debate it Thursday and . scheduled continue his bill Demo- comes to Gento begin Friday. W " a " c , . ouse at H ml , < ? 01 " me «'> Committee hat it might be "very dangerous" He said a u. s. embargo on oil exports might cause other col ,n tries to shut off some of thu country's foreign oil sources The House committee is seeking ways to ease the severe winter oil shortage Yesterday it recommended an immediate <>u export ban. 'o/esfine Commission Sees Need for an Army LAKE .SUCCESS, N. Y., Jan. 27. UP) — n lc United Nations paics- me Commission has decided that here is a definite need for an in- crnational army to enforce parti- ion of thr Holy Land, it was Icarn- :d today. The live commission members have agreed that the trouble in Palestine 1.5 growing more serious i each day and the situation will border on chaos by the time Great Britain turns over control to the Boiler Explodes In Building on West Ash Slreef Auto Parts Concern Suffers Heavy Loss; No One is Injured A boiler explosion al noon toda broke four plate g| ass wlndoW5 „,. wrecked inside wall of the Jol! 123 West Asi, street! " <X "" |)n " y ' ..:,, ex l"° sl °'i. which wrecked 01 SCCtlOll 01 tl)** ^minion, • i w«s believed eacT by °a Ck f3 valve on the boiler. Co,nprc* o from the explosion broke lo pla buUdinB"and' S two on" '""" "'" Mr. Miller staled lhal all of ih employes present at the time o of n"",' 0 ^? w " e ln the '">" of Hie building and tut „„ „„,, Has Injured. r ro , tl whr state alma use d "W e were a n stand when u happened," c. luckily no one was hurt, i „.„ standing ,i ear the door and pressure almost blew me over • At first i dldn . t k happened," otic employee .The roar of th e explosion deafened me." The explosion wrecked the sin {"mace which was also heat the building and stock ever a wide section of tl rear of lh c building. Press,,™ fro, t«e explosion warped a steel wii dow brace approximately 50 f c < from the boiler room. Sidewalk Uttered with class Brickbats nmi broker, ,,| a st< were scattered over the slock stor ed near the boiler. Work was bt gun immediately restoring order t the damaged portion of the build Ing and Mr. Miller said operatio, will continue as usual. A woman employe wns at wor in tli c business office at the u,n of the explosion but was unlmr when the plate glass window nex to her wns blown out. None of 111 other windows In the glass-enclos ed office were broken. Employes immediately cmptic several fire extinguishers on th file in the boiler after thc bias and the (lames were from spreading. The pressure of the exploslo came from within the building an blew the broken glass on the side preveiltc walk, keeping tn e the building from Hying glass. occupants being '• cut Control Plans Outlined 8 Spraying Crews To Begin Work in Missco About April 1 The Slat* Health Department malaria control program will agai be offered to Mississippi Count residents next Spring with DD' hO'j.5e spraying scheduled to ge underway the last week of Marci or the first week in April, it wa announced today by w. o. Stinnett malaria control supervisor here DDT house spraying this yea will cost thc- individual households only »2. Mr. Stinnett said, which i SI less than the fee paid last year However, he stated that the 194£ program calls for only o,, e spray mg instead of the two last year He pointed out that thc 1348 program calls lor lhe use of a mud stronger solution than was used lest year and extensive field and laboratory tests have proved tha -he new solution remains effcctivf for as long as ciRlit. months whic) s believed lo be sufficient for this section of the country. Tentative plans call for lhe employment of eight spraying crews he said, with the spraying scheduled to run approximately as it did ast jear. Residents will be notified at least one dny prior to the •urival of a crew in lhal area Mr Stinnett said. "Last year we sprayed more than 20,000 homes in Mississippi Couti-y, which was tlie largest number prayed in any county in the stale.' le said, "and we expect to spra> ivcn more (!iis year. By cutting the iprayings from two to one, we can over more territory and more people can benefit frooi the program. 1 UN. Jews in Armored Car Wound Arab Officers JERUSALEM, Jan. 27 (UP)_Tw o Arab police officials In Haifa were wounded by Jews early today and In Beersheba » Jewish armored killed three Arabs and car wounded The two Arab police officials, an assistant superintendent and an inspector, were fired on with automatic weapons while they were escort- ng their children to school near the Jewish qiinrter, according to a government communique. New York Cotton Mar. May . July , Oct. , Dec. . open .. 3*20 .. 3432 .. 3382 .. .1120 .. 30C2 high low 3448 3414 3461 3425 3415 3377 3155 3120 3125 3080 1:30 p.m. 3441 3457 3410 3152 3 Ho Legionnaires to Present Medals to War Veterans All eligible World War u veterans of North Mississippi county will be awarded the American Defense and Victory medals at a special presentation ceremony to be held at the Legion Hut here tonight. Presentation of these awards will be made by S/Sgt. Don Seal of the u. S. Army Recruiting station here. Navy veterans w ho did not receive the medals al vlous them presentation tonight. l>re- may receive Weather Arkansas foiccn.st: Cloudy with occasional snow or sleet in East and South portions tonight and In Easl portion Wednesday. Slightly colder tonight. Minimum this morning—21 Maximum yesterday—30 Sunset today—5:34 Sunrise tomorrow—7:10 Precipitation, 24 hours to 7 a m. today — 0.3 (water equivalent of three inches of snow.) Total «ince Jan. i—(.14 Tokyo Bank Robber Administers Poison and 12 of 16 Victims Die -10100 J« n 27. (U.P.)-A widespread scarcl, Wl , umlcnvny today for « smoolh-spenkmjr Jaimuese who HI muiwlcred a powerful poison to 16 peraoni, 12 of whm died almost immediately, in « diabolical plot to rt>l,. tl batik whore they worked. *°™ It was not known wheth , — ——•-.. ...iLmci the thief took any money, since no one was allowed to enter the bunk until thc police finished looking for clues Authorities believed lhe sight of the bank employes falling dead under the effects of the poison so unnerved him tlmt lie gave up his robbery atlcmpt and lied. The four surviving employes Bald the Ihlcf, who was about 45 to 60 years of age. entered the bank yes- terdny. He represented himself to be from the Toshlmn Ward Health Department. Removing a bottle from his pocket, the "olficlal" said It wns anti-dysentery medicine which the employes must dike to Immunize themselves agnlnst a recent outbreak. Although the employes thought the whole proceeding was strange they said lhe man spoke with such nn nlr of confidence tlmt their suspicions wore nlliiycd. Tlie imiwstor then look out * smaller bottle and drank its contents. He claimed the fluid in both bottles was thc same. He handed the laice bottle to thc 16 employes, teacups and drank It. Six men and four women clerk dropiwd dend almost Immediate! One woman employe managed crawl to an alley beside the ban to gasp for help. A passerby hear her and called police. When they arrived, the thief tin gone. Those employes still llvli were rushed to • hospital. A mn and a woman Inter died there bi two women and two men were » pected to live. Pending an autopsy, aulhoritl tentatively Identified (lie poison i lH)lassium cyanide. Among the deuri wns a family four—a bank messenger, his wlf a 19-year-old daughter and a eight-year-old son. Police said the killer, who mini have been a former clfy governim-i otliclal, must have known that tl bunk usually handles about 500 000,000 yen a day In cash. Large crowds swarmed nroui newspaper bulletin boards that car ricd large pictures of the poisoiu. victims. Numbers of persons slum n (>,i> ",«„ II l .." i ,7 ••""*vin ui ,n:i.->uiis SIWUI P Hie medicine" In'ed: "Hunglng l, too good for him! American Money Experts Show Concern Over Devalued Franc By AUSTIN C. WEIIRWKIN tInlt«J Prm, SUff Corrmponrtenl v i V ', ASHIfN « TON ' Ja "' "• <UP.)-Amerlcan concern over the de \aluatlon of the French frano stemmed today fro,,, fears lhat it mlgl upset global economic cooperation »nd not because it will aflect tl value of the U. 8. dollar. The money in your pocket I. worth u much „ It w.. before th ' Norman Thomas Endorses ERP Leader of Socialist Party in U.S. Urges A '^*m •.,.»,_... ..^. . * in which the French move can hurt the value of the which could be devalued only by an act of Congres, Economisls here do not expect + ' lhe French action to influence the general U. s. price level, although prices of some French products t:old here may drop. To thc extent thai is true, your dollar—ui terms ol buying French goods—would be wortli more than before the devaluation. The American tourist in Prance will get, a better break, too provided French prices don't rise He'll now IK able to get more francs lor hi-s dollar. The old rate was 119 francs for >1. Under th* newly- established Frencti"frte. market It will be i,bout the same as tlie 'old black market rate of 340 l.o tl That's about Ihe only way Americans individually will be alfecled lor tlie present by the devaluation Some "Wringing" Desirable What government official! are interested In is the effect it will liuve on general European financial stability and hence on our own long-term prosperity. Treasury and Stale Department experts agree that European currencies giherally are due lor some wringing out, PYance has now done U. 8. dolla worst won't lhat, What these experts don't like is France's going ahead on her own despite objections of the «-nation International Monetary Fund. If lhe result'of the French move is to haslen an orderly and more rcaiislic alignment of European currencies in terms of the U S dollar, it will have made a slroiii; contribution to general European recovery. But if Hit result is a scries of •competitive devaluations" by countries surrounding Franco, with each, pushing its currency lower and lower to attract u. S. dollars tlie money system of the entire con- ineni.would be shaken. This would certainly endanger European rccov- ciy. Treasury officials have "reason- ible confidence" the lappen. Tne devaluation is a bold move by Prance to put her internal eco- ,omy in order for the drive toward ecovery. In (he past, most U S lolla.s in Fiance have been In the .at-K market. Now the French gov- rnment hopes it can corral them o pay for the badly-needed Ainer- can goods. Financial Experts Puzzled This In turn would help slow town the galloping inflation which as sent French prices up 100 per cm since 1840, and more than 1200 cr cent since 1938. World financial circles are still ' uzzhng over the franc devaluation, ut here's how It looks to official VEishlngton: Tlie French purpose: Chiefly to stimulate the sale of cr goods to Americans. Her total ales to the United States last yea er of American Socl urged approval of the Marshall plai but said It should be accompanlc by U. s. efforts to end "the frantl armament race." Testifying before the Senate F elgn Relations Committee he als called for .stand-by price contro and rationing powers, He seized the occasion to take som potshots at Henry A. W»llace, for ""•President Herbert Hoover. Re publican Presidential Aspirant Har t> d E. Slasseri. the Natlo.nl Asso claUon of Manufacturers and Com k<! ^ strayed from »)« (orclg long enough to chide Whit something the stork brings lo Inno cent, doctors." There were these other develop menu, on the European recovery program (Marshall plan): 1. Robert Moses. New York oil 1 nark commissioner, sr.ld an efficlcn administrator could be chosen fron among three Industrialists- Charle E. Wilson, president of Genera Electric Co.; Gustav MelUman, prcs Went of the New York Central Rail road, and William M. Jeffers for. mer president of the Union PaclfU Jlallroad. Moses urged a "watchdog- advisory board lhal might |, lc lud Mr. Hoover and elder stalcsma, Bernard M. Baruch. 2. Secrclary o f Treasury John W Snyder told the senate Committee that the United stales must continue its drive for lower tariffs to Insure the success of lhe recovery of ere about *«,000,000 or *14,000.000 elow 1946, and i6,000,000,0oo beloT 338, which was a bad trade year or France. With the new export anc. An American will buy 214 ancs worth of goodi for each SI, omparcd to 119 before. Why thc British objected: They fear they will lose some of lelr dollar trade to lower-priced rench goods. But they also fear tat the value of the pound will be irced down. American sources say should be devalued. The pound as been pegged by the British At 1.03 but brings as little as, »2.50 in :icoiitrolled markets. chool Officials Cancel hree Basketball Games Coach Jame.<i R. Fisher of Blythe- lle High School announced at oon today that the basketball ames scheduled to be played here id In Trumann tonight hive been ncelled due to inclement weath- and bud roads. Tne game* will b* rt-«chedul»d. program. 3. Phllil Dom Red, board chairman General Electric Co., told th e " 0 " 5e , foreign Affairs Commute lhat failure to enact the Marshall plan would convert Europe Into political and economic concentration camp." H» 5 ald the result of such failure might be the erld of lhe free enterprise syst , In this country and a $5.000.000,000 a year boost m the U. S. military budget 4. George C. Tenney of San Francisco, president of the McGraw-Hill Company of California, said Marshall plan data on shipment of electrical products to Europe wns hopelessly Inadequate." He said the W. S. electlrcal equipment industry should not be tied to a long-term commitment in Europe. 5. Waller White, secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, urged the Marshall plan as a step In national legislative representative of human kindness." Bernard Weilzer, the Jewish war velerans, backed thc National Legislative representative of program as a blow against "Communist totalitarianism." Two Killed in Wreck NEW BUFFALO. Mich., Jan. 27. WP)— Two passengers were killed and three injured near here today when B South Shore interurban bus collided with »n auto on U. a IS and rolled over In a ditch, Michigan State Police reported. The drart and Injured were Ukm t* hospiUli at Michigan City, Ind. Weather Bureau Predicts More Snow for State Temperature Drops To 21 in Blytheville; Yarbro School Closes Snow and Meet remained on th wciithcr forecast for Eastern an Southern Arkansas todny w i t Kllnhtly colder weather in piusiici for ionium. It w,,., reported 'froi Little Rock tills morning aflor th temperature had dropped to n lo of 31 lost night, and rcRlslcrcd nigh of Billy no degrees yesterday Three Inches of snow fell IIIM yoslorday nftcrnoon nnd last niul mid imicllriilly all of II Wlls „ the ground this morning W i(|, Ic spols on pnvcmi'iils covered an nii.do slicker by (he luiost acts imlure doing- Inn- bo.sl to make for last Summer's extremely weather. ' City schools wen- opemtlnu usual here todny but pupils nt Va, hro received a vacation beciiu.se thc unfavorable wealhcr mul son, other schools over the county mn have followed the action of the Yui bro school oltlclnls. Thc United Press reported sever, schools In Tennessee were closed mi hi Memphis thc authorities left lip to the narcni.i whether the should send their children out. Inl (lie snow mul cold. Memphis hud low of 25 degrees this morning fou degrees above thc Dlylhevllln 'rend ing reported by Weather observe R. E. Illnylnck. Elsewhere in Arkiinsns, schcio', were closed at Hope, Slnltgurl Mn 1 vern, Hw.cn nnd many .small low, and mriil sections, but the IJU] Hack and Novlh Will,- Kock sclioo opened tor classes as usual All r,i ral Puliuikl County schools closed until roads become Passable. | u wci mor Cia Paclnry Workers Idled In lhe Norl], and Hunt (hi- col weather bit Inlo vital slcol im.duc tlon today and forced workers In least five slates into idleness be cause of an acute shortage of fin. oil and KIIS., Thousands of workers wen> scr homo when KIIS companies shut o supplies lo commercial users In in dlnna, Pennsylvania, Ohio Wcs VlrRlnia and New York. However, the fuel shortage wn easing up In s<mlo sections of l], country. In Ml<-l,l,:i,ii. S()n11! 20(m) Hulomobllc worker* In the Uet'ro' area wore recalled lo work whei lhe Michigan Consolidalcd Company nth!,, began serving Industrial users cut ofT last Frldn In New York city. .servle,. lo 1 '-7 homes In Brooklyn, cut oil Suiid'n' wns resumed today. v Thousands of homes still wcr without heat as the cold wave snrea from the Rocky Mountains to U, East Coast n,,d Soulhwiircl Inl Northern Mississippi m,d Aliibnm T ic. Weather Biirenn al Chlcng could sec no relief from tlie sub normal temperatures. Some mod cratlon wns reported in the (inl States and In New Ki,|;land but Ii Minnesota and II,,. Hasten, D«kol,,.s the taniKTOtiirc was nut cxpcctc, to rise above vjro all dny The coldest spot In the nnlloi wns fuel-short International Falls Minn., on the Canadian bordei where lhc temperature wn.s 25 dc Sices below /.cro. n Wlls -,-, lK ,| nw At Grand Forks, N. D.. „„,, mor tiian 10 degrees below -/.cro through out most of the area. It was expect ed lo drop to 25 to 35 degrees below zero In Minnesota and Norther, Wisconsin tonight. The itc.illi toll from Mir lour slew of frifil.l we.ill.er reached at least 156. The tolal Included 107 dead In fires, most of lliem caused by overheated stoves ami furnaces; 2Z froicii (o ileallr :ln d 27 (lentlis In miscellaneous we itli- i-r accidents. In u.Idlt (here were ttnriMinled uutmnnhi!,. fit ili- llts nn icy highways. At New York Cily thc wentlicr bll- •cau predicted snow by tonight It nld that storm fronts from the Gulf of Mexico and from Hie Soulh- vc.rlcrn Slalcs were moving t ()W iirc he Eastern scubonrcl and that eith- •r of them may strike thc York region. If the Gulf storm moves up tlie :onst Instead of blowing out lo sea Vew York probably will receive .wv ral Inches of snow, the unvati said. Unrdc.st hit were (he .sl.oel com- wnics. Carnegie-Illinois Hlcel Cor- orntlon at Pittsburgh closed 12 of ts finishing plants and curtailed •peratlon In three others because '1 a shortage of steel. Republic Steel Iso cut production. Three Pittsburgh gas companies upplylng fuel to sections of Pcnn- ylvanla. Ohio and West Virginia cporlcd that pressure In nil lines low. wcnlher 'ury Awards Judgment n Suit Involving Debt A Jury In » civil division of the Chlckftsawna District of Missis- Ippi Circuit Court yesterday rc- .irncd a verdict awarding willlan >>ss of Blylhcville Judgment for 71 In a suit for dcbl brought gainst Buck Mcharg, also of llytheville. Thc case had been ppcalcd from Municipal Court. Non-suit on motion of the plain- f( was entered yesterday in a jit to collect a commission brought, y V. Fisher ngaln.st Ciicster Gray In a suit for $327.28 brought by awl vv. Davis of Blytheville gamst the First National Bank ere, E. c. Burnett was made a arty defendant and the c.isc •ontlnued this morning. The suit solves a check Issued to Davis. A suit on account brought by a Crawford against n, L gan- «ri vu continued by consent. Schuman Finance Proposal Faces Test in Assembly 1 a mam 'AR1S, .Inn. 27. (U.P.)-Powerful opposition to a m PHI I o the Kovoi'iimcnt's devaluation program boiled ut> suddenly today nnd threatened to OV erthrovft£ «b net of 1'1-om.oi- Robei't Sclmman. An emergency sewion ifthe cabinet lo take up tho grave crisis confrentingTt "---•'" i'or New Home Agent •^ —Courier News rhoto Miss Oerlriide Bond, new home ik-monslrallon « K ciit for Norlh Mississippi County, held her first llomn Demonstration Club meeting Ihls afternoon when she met with tho Ynrbro club. She assumed her position here last week. Two Killed, Two Hurt in Accident Auto Hits Bridge/' V'- On Highway 18 East of Monette <Hy United iprr-H) , Two pel-sails wcrc killed and two others Injured, one seriously on IIlRliwny 18 near Monette yesterday 13 the death loll In since the current cold Wave hit Ilic slate last week KillrMl in thn accident near Monet le were .lames BOM. 21, O f Lake City, nnd p. i,. m nc k, n, of Monette. nolh were killed Inslanlly. Seriously .Injured wcr c Carl Skel- "iii. Jr.. Ifl. or Monette, who wns :emoved to Kennedy General Hospital In Memphis. Less seriously Jurcd was A. E Wells, 20, also of Monette. 1I C W a., removed to his home afler Ilrst-ald treatment. Car Hits nrl.lse Abutment Tho accident happened one mile Last 01 Monette, during the height of n snow storm, officers said thnt bringing Arkun.sji to the. hit a bridge abulmeni and bounced back and forth be- t'.vcen the railings,of the icy structure. .Six-weeks-old Francejs Darlcnc Mnlcom, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Mnlcom of Little Rock 5 /iilnl Ttl ° assembly commission reject- W. ™?%. o} e !i% $£ D\\K abstention. The commission action closely followed a decision by the Socialist. i'urty to vote against the measure which it was to come to • test In thc assembly after debate opening 11,1, evening. Tlie government appeared to M heading Into heavy weather on JU elaborate new fiscal program However, It WM believed Ifiat Premier Robert Schuman would ftlake the confidence of his «ov- ernmrnt on lhe assembly voU and lhat lhe plan would be approved on thai basi« despite Ih. objecllonj of the Socialist*. If the confidence of the govern. : mrtit Is staked on the bill, on adverse vole would cause the Schu- ninn cabinet lo fall and plung* France into complete political confusion nn s might open the war for cllher Clen. Charles At Gaull* or Iho Communists lo seize power. Foreign Mlnisler Georges Bidault and Finance Minister Rene Mayer went before a Joint commute* session of the assembly to defend th« program. Mnyer was reported to have told lhe coinmlltccmen at the closed hearing that devaluation was necessary to permit French export trade and thus In turn to (inane* the country's Import program. Bidault reviewed the negotiation! leading up to the devaluation H» said the British and International bunk protests were made In » friendly splrll, according to aourcei close lo the hearing of the finance. foreign affairs and colonial affnln committee. A meeting of the full assembly was postponed until • p.m. Kventual Approval Predicted win evcnt'uSl'' ipproval* T ob = s¥fv"«ri foresaw bitter Communist arid -possibly some Socialist opposition with a review of the government'* entire financial policy figuring In the debate. However, the discussion is not expected to precipitate a government crisis. All parties were reluctant to share the heavy responsibility such a move would entail. Despite the Initial confusion fol-' lowing publication of the new de- wee ypslcrdny. only tlmt part of the government's program calling for establishment of the free gold market and return of hidden foreign credits must win parliamentary approval. The new official parity rates ol 214.392 francs to the dollar and 064 francs to the pound, plus establishment of A free market In dollars and Portuguese escudos, became law with publication of tin decree. British Policy Firm LONDON, Jan. 27. (UP)—Alarm over the devaluation of the French . I ? whni , two cnrs rranc " balert «7 n C " d "°M colll ' !lon on ! the !««'«»>« of * firm British 67 flv c miles South of stand against cheapening the pound -•--••-- Arkiulclphla yesterday afternoon. She died an hour later In nn Ar- kadrlphln ' " " sterling. Traders In the London hospital. Drivers of th= Mtirkct reversed" yesterday's trend .wo cars, w. n. Femistcr of Our- [ away from British government •ion and vlrgli G. Griffin of An-! stocks Inlo gold mining sharS-- lonn. Tex., were Injured and are!' icing held on open charges. Mrs Ruth Malcolm, mother of the child. trend based on belief that sterling devaluation could come quickly or that sterling would weaken as n result of the French action. Today the traders turned bach to thc government stocks, which rose, and the gold shares slumped. Talk of sterling devaluation still suffered a head Injury, she had ilrcd n (Ini'don (nxi driver lo lake icr lo Arkndclphln to visit her iKithcr, Mrs. w. G. Roberts. Highway Travel Danjerouj Thc Arkansas Highway Depart- J" 5 , heard - despite the assurance mrnt said thai while none of the by sir staff o r d Cripps, chancellor •»:uls "nre officially closed, we ? f i lle Chequer, in Commons yes- ire tuivlstni; motorists lo travel only an emergency." Director J. c. Haker said he had ictwccn 800 nnd 900 men out today spreading sawdust and cinders >n hills and bridges. Nine persons died In fires which .•ere attributed to the cold wea- her. In Little Rock. William T. Yohn, C. city passenger agent for the Missouri Pnciiic Lines, suffered a jrokcn wrist and arm In «. fall, nd died 20 minutes later in n hos- 'ilal. Doctors said the death was auscrt by a heart ailment. tcrday that Ihere would be no devaluation. Britain's chief fear was that slcrling now being , itscd on th» continent, over which the British had no close control, would filter into the free market In Paris. There It could be bought cheaply with French francs by residents of hard currency areas and then eased by hook or crook area for use. into th« sterling New York Stocks Tl AT&T 150*; AT B) Amcr. Tobacco 64*1 Al Anaconda Copper 33 L 'i BS) Beth Steel 33*; Chrysler 59.1; OE) Gen. Eleclrio 34H GM> Gen. Molors 53% M) Montgomery Ward 51W N) N Y Central 14->i IIR1 Int. Harvester 88'j NV) North Am. Aviation 9« RS> Republic steel 24H RC) Radio gii SOV) Socony Vacuum 15K SU) Studebakcr 19 J) Standard of N J TO'4 TX> Texas Corp M-S •O Packard 4\ X) U S Slecl 74!i Arkansas Agricultural : Leader to Make Rice 1 Study in Europe, Asia FAYETTEBIIiLE, Ark., Jan. f». 'UP) — Associate Director Aubrey Gates of the Agricultural Extension Scivice will leave the University or Arkansas on Feb. 1 on * six-month • leave of absence on a mission for the government. He will make a special rtudy of rice production, marketing s.r.4 consumption in Europe and Asia for the Department of Agriculture, and will be one of lhe three U. S. delegates to an international rlo» conference at Bagulo, In the PhH- iipines, March l-U. Soybeans Price* f. o. k. chicaga 1:W open high low p.m. Mar 41T 411 409 410B 7 «U ill 40* 4M

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