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' VOL. XL1V—NO. 128 U.S. Food Costs Rise 32 Per Cent In Single Year • Formers Receive Only 52 Cents Out of $1 Going Into Groceries WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UP)—The Agriculture Department said today Hie av erage family spent 32 per cent more for food in mid- June thin year than it nixuil in mid-June, 1JM6, when price controls still were in effect It said the annual "market basket" cost the average family, based on mid-June prices, war, $635. compared with S4LT a year earlier. The Jump was paced by a 76 per cent hike in retail meat piiccs. Costs of certain fods, such as salad and cooking oils, declined somewhat. 'At the same time, the Labor Departed that wholesale prices edged up another 0.3 ,pcr cent below the all-liiric peak reached in May, 1520. The rise was attributed ma;n!y to a sharp seasonal increase in i,;ie cost. of dairy products. The Agriculture Department said the farmer received only £2 cents out of every consumer dollar spent for food in June as compared with 56 cents of every dollar in March. 1947. The average family in June. 1947, spent at an annual rate of about £-182 for meat as compared -with $103 a year CEirlier, the department said. Of this $79 increase. 547 was returned to the farmer in the form of higher livestock prices while $22 •went for higher marketing charges and $10 to replace government subsidies. Retail dairy prices increased 17 per cent, poultry and eggs 20 pel cent, bakery and cereal products 27 per cent, canned finits and vegetables 37 i>cr cent and miscellaneous food products 52 per cent. Fresh Iruiis and..vegetables dropped five per cent. Blytlievlllc Dally News Blylhevillc Courier BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ^"^ I •^-, •:;!'. Blytlievlllc Herald Mississippi Valley Leader KLYTHICVILLE, .ARKANSAS, KU1DAY, AUGUST 22, 19-17 drouth Sends Torn, Wheat ^rices Higher By United I>ress The worst drought since the dust bcwl era of a decade ago seared the lation's corn crop today and Kent irlces for both corn and wheat ariiiB to now nil-time highs. Tlie price of corn for delivery in September rose again today" lo 2.45 cents a bushel, equalling the all-time high sol yesterday on the Chicago Board of Trade. September wheat sold for $2.48 3-4 cents a bushel, a new high for wheat to be delivered in September. •While the blistering heat and drought had ,not affected tlic wheat crop nearly as much, the prospect of a short corn supply drove wheat ligher. Security Council Still Wrestling With Dutch Row Gromyko Hurls New Charges; U.S. Ready To Ask Investigation LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y.. AUK. 22. (UP) — Russia charged the Netherlands. and Its supporters today with trying to "drown" the Dutch- Indonesian dispute in technicalities and transform United Nations security council meetings Into u Rites Tomorrow For Senator Bilbo Fiery Mississippian To Be Buried Near Place of His Birth POPLARVILLE. Miss., Aug. 22. (UP) — Tlie body of Theodore G. Bilbo was returned here at noon today to lie in state at his spacious "Dream iHouse" estate until funeral services at 2 p.m. tomorrow. The 69-year old stormy petrel of Southern politics died at a New —„ „ Orleans hospital yesterdaj' without dcr of Aug. 1 New U. S. Defense Team SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS form of comedy. Soviet Delegate Andrei Gromyko raised the complaint as the council abandoned almost all hope ol ii compromise thai, would satisly all sides in the wrangle over the UN's iHiwcr lo quell the trouhlo Java and Sumatra. It was accompanied also by reported switch in the United States position in favor ol an on- the-spot, . United Nations investigation of the oft-broken truce between the Dutch and Indonesians. Gromyko spoke up impatiently after the Netherlands and Relglur revived their once-defeated attempt to gel representatives ol East Indonesia and Borneo scaled at the council table with representatives of the Indonesian republic. Cease Fire Order rails Ambassador Eelco Van Klcllcns of the' Netherlands contended in the council that its cease-fire or- Corn Shortage To Send Meat Prices Higher BY GRANT DILLMAN (United Press Staff Correspondent; WASHINGTON, Aug. 22. (UP) — Top Agriculture Department perls said today that tading corn crop prospects "undoubtedly" will result in higher domcsiic meat and poutry prices and a sharp drop in American grain exports to the hungry nations of Europe. The department predicted yesterday that on the basis of Aug. 15 crop conditions, the corn yield probably will not top 2,437,000,000 bushels. Tiie report, reiiected a drop of 223,000,033 bushels in corn production during the first 15 days of this month. One grain expert said this coun- Iry would bo able to spare no more than 350,00,000 bushels of. wheat for stricken areas abroad. II had been hoped that exports would total between '450,OGO,OOD and 500,000.000 bushels. There was some disagreement 05 to Ihe immediate effect on domestic meat, poultry and dairy prices. Bui inosl officials agreed that the corn shortage and high feed prices would mean higher retail prices on these items next spring and summer. Some officials said the light feed situation and high corn prices probably would resull in a "real liquidation" of cattle and realizing his dream of winning his seat In Congress. liilbo lost a stubborn fight against cancer and complications. His death was attributed ultimately to progressive heart failure. Final rites for tlie Mississippi senator will be held from lhc Juniper Grove Baplist Church which Bilbo helped build. Interment will be on Bilbo's "Dream House" property across the road from the church. Both properlics — the church and $75.000 dream home — figured in last year's skirmish between Bii- bo anti a congressional committee which was convened to hear complaints lhat Ihe senator received graduitics from Mississippi war contractors The Republican majority lined up almost solidly against seating Bilbt> in the 80th Congress because of hli white supremacy views and hh dealings with war contractors. Bilbo's "Dre«m House'* 50 named because he "dreamed I'd return to the Senate again and again" consists of a threc-s-tory mansion, and an off-spring guest home called "Dream House Junior." Bilbo's family made plans to permit visitors to the 4.000 acre estate to view the senator's body. Was a. "Teetotaler hogs fall. This would mean a sharp cnl in beef and pork prices al tlic retail level, they soid. iw«.> A A rcLuiaicr i . - Tlie dream house stands across! " cr .. of , Aug - }• the road from the Juniper Grove Baptist Church which is often mistaken by visitors for th» Bilbo home. Bilbo was always quick to poinl out that both structures were nol far from the liltle log cabin in which he was born. The dream house contains 26 rooms and eight tiled bathrooms. The cellar is always slocked with soft drinks (Bilbo was a teetotaler). Bilbo stoutly denied thai he used political pressure of promises lo curry favors on his farm, for ex- had failed and causing more instead or fewer casualties in Indonesia, and he reprimanded the council for Mating Indonesian Republicans aiul refusing to invite the Easl Indonesian and Borneo spokesmen. Belgian Delegate Feruard Von Longcnhovc formally proposed that the council reverse ils earlier dc- cisjon. This threw delegates into a procedural wrayc!~ ..--•!.:«*> :..u p ,i . r myko. H- " '•'••. ;; tain con.n... i--J._ termlned 1 to raise at each m^., ing the technical questions or whether the council has jurisdiction over the case and of the once-decided issue of, inv;iini; tup pro-Dutch representative.-, of Easl Indonesia, and Boriieo. American officials were cx|>cctet to end.'their'qualified support ol position in the Id! and pri pos. a lr,rci.«i41-tr soluliun lo thi mJn gle over the UN's role in the vlr; Icnce between. Dutch and Republican forces. It would call for: I. Prompt assignment of a UN team of observers to sec whethlcr Dutcli and Indonesians carry oul the Security Council's cease-fire 2. An offer of the "good offices" of a Security Council committee to help both sides settle their differences peacefully. 3. A simultaneous request to the International court of Justice to determine whether the Sccuritv council has a right to intervene further in the dispute which tlie Dutch say Ls strictly internal and the Indonesians, supported by Russia. Australia and several other governments, say Is Jusi, the the UN Netherlands Symington, Air , Royall, Army WASHINGTON. Aur 22. I UP>—President Truman has named three top officials for -'.ic new national military establishment and said formal unification ' the armed forces will lake eltcct uboul mid-September. Mr. Truman told a i conference ycMcrday Secretary ol the Navy James Forrestai •.. . >ke his oath us secretary ol tlclcmc about Sept. 15. This is the L... ,,.e cabincl Vost for the armed forces under unification. Mr. Truman, disclosed these selections for the three service posus Immediately under Forrcstnl; Kenneth C. fioyall, secretary of the Army. Hoynll now Is secretary of war. - . ; •John U Sullivan, secretary of i the Navy. Kulllvan is now undersecretary -of Navy. W 'Jludit Symlnuon wcrctary of the Air i-\>ice. Symington now (isMit nit ccietaij o( s w After Hunting Trip in Africa ample. the digging of a lino by a war contractor. Inkc sort , of problem the UN was established lo handle. Washington Office WASHINGTON. Aug. 22. tUi'i — They slammed the big oaken dour shut on Theodore Gilmore Bilbo's Senate olficc today The gravrl-voicccl Mississippian who styled himself "The Man" was gone. Bui from the pint-sixcrl elevator boy who once wore Bilbo's campaign badge lo the fnrmer football star who served him as an aide, many would remember the fiery advocate of white supremacy lone time to come. tlic last a small (;ro«p of Church Construction Committee Approved The construction committee that had been appointed for building a new First Methodist Churcli sanctuary and permission for thai committee to begin immediate work were approved last night at the church's third quarterly conference held at the church. Tlic Rev. J. Albert Gallin. superintendent of the Jnncsboro District of the Methodist church, presided. The resolution asking approval or Ihe committee and It.s plans for im- ror To loyal stair members kept orfice I Suite 127 operating with Bilbo's name in gill letters on lhc door. Thouch the words "oath noj. administered" Followed his name in the congressional directory. John Lumpktn, his administrative assistant, and J. O. Day, his executive secretary, carried on. ^ But loday tlic office was closed, as a pretty girl stenographer explained, "out of respect, to his memory." Tlie last memory those around the a sunken-cheeked, sick man who Senate had of Bilbo was that of stalked from the chamber and defiantly challenged senators who denied him his seal. "I'll be back wilh my fighting mediate work was submitted by clo iiics on." he said as lie left the Harvey Morns, charge lay leader, capitol for lhc last lime on Jan. 4 and chairman of the Board of Stewards. Another resolution approved provided for an official board representing all departments of the church to attend regular conferences instead of only Ihe Board of Stewards. In his report, the Rev. Allen D. Stewart, pastor, said that there had been 74 additions to the church membership this year. U. 5. Branson, Sunday School superintendent. announced that of the 551 Sunday School School superintendent, announced that of the 651 Sunday School members enrolled, there was an average attendance of 287. Another re|»rt was made by MUs Mamie L. Adams, director of Chris- lian Education. It also was announced thai-Sept. 15, 16 and 17 would be visitation days here and that the Rev. Glen F. Sanford of Conway would direct visitation for this area. Virginia Hill in Serious Condition After Taking Overdose of Sedative MIAMI BEACH. Pla., Aug. 22. (UP'— Virginia Hill was reported in "extremely critical" condition at a hospital here today where she lay in a coma more than 40 hours alter taking an overdose of sleeping pills. Her physician. Dr. Guy Sloddartl. announced that the condition of the girl friend of slain gangster Benjamin (Bugsy) Siegel was aggravated by bronchial pneumonia, and that "the outcome is In doubt at present." MLss Hill, in whose lavish California home Siege) was ambushed and killed earlier this Summer, re- iwrtedly took the drug Wednesday night. Since then-she had been unconscious. She was taken lo Ihe hospital late last night, . I Cairo Police Tangle With Mob on Street CAIRO. Aug. 32. (UP)-IIundic(h ™ ER.vptinns rinterl wildly lhron s h lhc busiest streets of Cairo today "i support of Eeypf.s aspirations being pressed before the United Nn lions Security Council. Police charged time after lime 'luo milling crowds which pelted them with brickbats and whatever missiles (hey could snatch. Muunl«d and fool officers swung their batons and firrd their gun.s In cfforUs ID scatter the swelling crowds of demonstrators. Early casualty reports were Inconclusive. A Moslem brotherhood spokesman said three of Ils members were wounded seriously. Al least two mounted iwliccmcn were injured. The rioliuc broke out In fronl of the Al Azhur Mosriue when the crowd poured out after the Friday midday prayers. II washed In wave's down Azahiir Street, one or the busiest in Cairo, into Malika Farlda Sriuarc. on the threshold of the business center of the city. The heavily outnumbered policemen gave ground slowly between charges into the howling, stone- Ihrowlng demonstrators. Tlie fight- in,' spread to side streets, and the whole area was thrown Inlo confusion. A band of rioters attacked open shops In Opera Square just in front of the famed Continental and near Shepherd's Hotel. They broke window panes and smashed signs. Fined on Traffic Charge James Use Jones of Natchitdches !£;; t p « a , dcd 8uilty in M »nicipHi Couit this morning to charges of operating a car- wilh out license plates w:d was fined $2o and costs. Half of Ihe fine was suspended pending purchase of an intranslt ix-rmit. Jones wns arrested by Sttvtc Police here. By ROBKRT RICHARDS' (Unilril l-re-.w Slaff CorrtspnlMfcnl) NEW YORK, Aug. 22. (UP) — Virginia Brooks, H. is mighty glum about, il. She must pack away her elephant gun and hurry home to graduate from the eighth grade. "I've still sot to pass mathematics and history," sighed brunette Virginia, "and they're my toughest subjects." But Virginia, from Memphis Tenn. didn't do badly with the math when she ran r.mauk into a full grown bull elephant oul in Kenya Colony. Easl Africa. She took a deep breath, multiplied by .six, divided by two. and — wham — the bis fellow was dead till over. "And his lusks weighed 1031 pounds," snid Berry B. Brooks. Memphis cotton merchant ami sportsman _ and Virginia's proud falhcr. The Brooks family, including Virginia. Sr., who acted as srorc- kcrper for her husband and daughter, is rc.-.thiR up a I the Walriorf- Asloi ia before heading for lhc Deep South with their animal booly. Mis. Brooks Is tile former Virginia Walton of Bl.vthevlllr. Ark. Brooks, an expert marksman, knocked of I Africa's big five; an rlophnnt. riuoccros. bufralo. lion and leopard. He tagged 50 animals In all. "Virginia. Jr.. had never fired at a live animal in her life when we made the safari." FJrnoks said. ".She' knew the fundamentals or shooting | and that's aboul all. In two weeks.: .'he developed into a phenomenal: shot." , I Just to prove it wasn't beginner's j hick. Virginia cooly killed a rhino- ' ccrous. a lion, a baboon, a bat-careri fox, a jackal, two hyenas, a sma?l horned creature called a dik-dil: and numerous oilier animnls. T thought il was just luck iny- ,'iclF." Brooks snid. "until Junior went, nfler a cheetah. They're rx- trcmrly Inst animal:;. He was stcamiim up the side of a hill. ?,5G yards from us. shr .stopped him wilh the [irs-l shol." "I v.-asn'l Influence! at all," Virginia said. "It took me three shots to bag the rhino, but I didn'l worry I knew if I inillcd'?lhc (rigger long enough, he was boumi to drop." Mr. rhino was only about 55 feet from Ihe Rlrl - and headed her way - when he quit running. "I shol an eland in homed oni- niali," Brooks said. "We were in buffalo country and I didn't, want lo u;:c more than one shot. I .saw him stagger and decided lo follow him until he dropped. Alter about 200 yards a lion came out of the bushes and leaped on the eland's back." Brooks got so excited thai lie pul aside his gun. grabbed a camera, and went chasing after the iwo attempting to gel a ptelure. "I was almost on them," he said, "when Ihe lion decided lo take. i'ff. I don'l know whal I would have done If he had walled for me lo catch up." The Brooks took more than 3,OCO pictures, both still nml movies, and they never fired al any animal thai stopped long enough lo gul hi-, puss in a snapshot. Brooks, it seems, Is a true southern gentleman. '"Oh," he said, "I would nevei kill any animal thnl was nice enough to pose for me. Alter all it wouldn't be polite." Zoning Dispute Brings Still Another Arrest Flcelwood B. Joyner's name up- licared on lhc Municipal Courl docket loday ror the filth lime In connection with the city's efforts to hall opcralion of ii filling station owned by him and said lo be In n residential district in violation of MinhiK ordinances. Mr. Joyncr was docketed twice yesterday on the same charges ntul a hearing was set ror Tuesday morning. Cily Allorncy 1'crry A. Wright said yesterday he had orders to swear out. a warnuii Inr Mr. Joyner's arrest on this charge rnch day tlie filling station in tile 2100 block on chlcknsawba, remains In operation. According lo lhc. zoning ordinances, each d;iy a business establishment is operated in a residential district w.llioul Inivlnij received a building permit I'pprnv- ed by the City Council constitutes a. separate offense, each punishable by a $15 line. The ordinances face a validity lest in Chancery Court when Chancellor Francis Cherry of Jonesboro. al a date not yet .'.et. completes hearing or an injunr- lion an suit filed ngiihisl Mr. Joyncr by Mrs. Marpaicl Crawford or niythrville. who rlalnw the filling stalion is damaging tu her properly al 2113 Chirkasaw- ba. across the street trnm il. In an answer lo Mrs. Crawford^ complaint, the defense rharcctJ that the ordinances are unconstitutional. Any action lakcn by Mr. Joyncr in connection with the dully nr- rcsts he faces will be ctcrlitcri at- ler tho Tuesday licuiing In Municipal Court, his attorney, W. L£on Smith, said today. First Mississippi County Bale Of Cotton Auctioned for $362 The Planters Hardware Comimny purchased Mississippi County's llrsl colton biilc of Ihe 1941 season by oiicrlng the high bid of 63 cents per pound ul a public unction sale In front of the ilythevllle lloind of Trade this morniiiK. The 575-pound bale ginned by the l-lceman .Gin Company of Manila Wednesday, WHS grown by A. R Uobcrl.son of near Manila. It was consigned to the Federal Compress Company here. The hlKh premium paid by the Ulylhcvllle concern Is slightly less Hum double the present market price. A. R. Wetcnk' : rnp president of the niylhcvlllc Hoard of Trade, served KS auctioneer at the t, ODT Threatens \Burgiar Loots Embargo Order Drastic Action Looms Under Authority of Taft-Harflcy Measure WASHINGTON, AUR.~ M. UJPJ — lhc K'lveiiunrnl. today Ihrc-atciii'd to clninp an emhnrcn on .shipments to strlki'biiund New York pier* ,« the lust mid litrlctesl .provisions of the Ttift-llurlley labor law went Inlo effeel. The Office ol IX'lcnr.o Transportation sal dshipiuents would be embargoed if tho dock workers' wnlk- oul tlr.s up uuuiy trei(;lilers. Sii:h u move -would be designed lo pro- venl coeds from pllini;- up at Urn poil.. 'IrmRfihorcmcn at New York plors walked out In a icvoll nniitr.il con- Irncl tcrm.s signed by the officers of the rnlonwltunal I.onsnhorcmen's Association (AI'D, Ihn uniuilliorlzod strike wn.s one of the widespread labor dllllciilties fuclug the government, lubor officials us final revisions ol Ihe T'nfl- Harllcy law became' effective.. The new statute, which drastically modifies the government's labor policy and for the firsl time Imposes stric'l responsibilities on unions, was cn- ncled by Congress June '2'i over President Truman's wlo. An ODT official said "we will order an cmbni'ito as soon as the strike affecUi fielRlitcrs, there is no use lettlnt! stufr move In to the iiirccled piers If we cuu'l unload Thorn were these oilier developments Involving the new Inbor law: A ms.COS sull for damages under the new lay agalnsl Iho Unjled Mine Workers tAPL) wti:i filed In Owcnsbnro.'Ky.', by the Sentry Caul Mining Co. of Kansas Oily. Mo. Tho •company ,alleged Ihe UMw unlawfully "caused, Induced, forced mid compelled" the employe:! of the Jnckson Construction Co.. to quit work en n new coal mine locution near Ejhols, Ky. Bowing to the law's prohibition on strike by government employes, the American Federation of Teachers (AFL) renewed ils 27-year-old no-strike policy. The action, taken in convention al Boston, was aimed al pratcptlng Jobs or teachers employed hy federal and state governments whose Jaws ban strikes by public workers. Jr.mes M. 'Shields, Minneapolis regional director or liic. National Labor Relations Board, resigned be- cnusc he "ciinnol consclcniloiisly administer the- Tnd-HaiTcv Act." He was lhc slxlli NLR.T1 official Lo tniil for this reason. Argentine Plan, Offered at Rio, Rejected by U.S. Senator Vqndpnfcfrg Voices Opposition' • To Limitations 1'KTHOPOLIS, Brazil, Aujf 22. (UP) -Sen. Arthur Van- Blytheville fxpcricnces Another Hot Day, Night Taking another withering blast at this area after a week of top readings in the low 9D's, Old Sol yesterday soul Ihe mercury up lo a Inch of 99 degrees. The near-lCO-degrec heal was slow In wearing olf and after a hot night, the mercury worked its way down to a low of 73 degrees In tha early morning hours, according to Robert E. Blaylock, official weather observer here. MANILA, Ark., Aug. VJ. — fiur- Blnrs iHHercd the Post Office hero Innl. nlRlil iinil stole approximately $200 In ciish. Mrs. Kvn fragile, po.sliulfitre.iH, said today. Mississippi County Hhcrlll Wll- lliim Hnryuiiin and Deputy Khcrlff Erwln Jnncn, bi>lh ol niythovlllct, were here today investigating the t»m;liiry. They arn l>clnir assisted by Miiullu Cily Miirshal I.ce Baker. A poslul inspector WHS notified, II was rcporled. The nenre.sl Inspector for tills district is K. W. Vaunt; of .loncsburo. Kntnmco wus sullied Ihrough the front door of the building when Ihe biirglur broke oul the glass In the door and reached through lo release the lock. It 'wan, not known exactly whivl time Ihe burglary occurred except thai It' happened Ia»t nlnht after the Post Ofllce closed at 8 p.lu.j, The money wus missing from a cash drawer idler nil mildcntltlcc post office patron discovered lhc broken door window early this morning. The front part of Iho building .Is always open to Rive access to lhc I'osl Office boxes, n was reported. I'ostnL Inspector Kxpccted Post Orilee Inspector E. W. Young t>f Joucsbnru was expected to arrive in Manila loday from St. I.ouls, a telephone cull from htrq to Mnnlln, disclosed. An earlier dill to Joneshoro revealed only thai he was oul of lown and Mr. Young's associates said his whcrc.ibauls could not lie divulged. W. H.Huttofi, Manila /Dies At Age of 7 4 Site Suit To Be Amended Spa Committee kv ay\ MANILA. Aug. 22.— Wllloy I!. Hulton, member of one of the oldest families on Blst Lake Island and once a prominent land owner, died yesterday morning at Spencer Ho-. Icl in Manila, where he had lived lhc past .several years. Mr. Hulton, 74, had Iwcii ill for Koine time with a hcnrt disease. He was born Aug. 7 in Mobile, Ala., mid came lo Manila as a child. Al one time he was in the sawmill business and had held the of- llccs »I city marshtil and deputy j constable-. j Finns for funeral services, which will be held at the -Methodist ' Church with Howard Funeral Home i tl1 (:llllr 8 e . wnre Incomplete ut noon , U)d[iy _ ))elldlnB Bl . riVil i „[ ., solli Ertlcsl Hlllton "' °" ry ' Incl H c also Is survived by another son, Murray Hutton of Osccola and Iwo daughters, Mrs. Viola Kiup -of Pnrma, Mo., and Mrs. Virginia Clrlf- Ihi of St. Louis. B twiay rejected an Argentine proposal to limit the Intor-American defense treaty to aggression from outside tlie hemisphertk Viimlenbcrg said Argen- tniii's pioposal would turn tho regional nnangernent into nn "aimed alliance against the rest of the world '' "H wont do" he 5a ld The licaly would cease to b« » regional arrangement The lonfereiicc steering commit Ice in u secret session decided that a Cuban proposal to include economic angresAlon In the terms ol Iho Ucalv wii, not desirable. '! he Argentine proposiT - wo'uid exclude conlllcls between -American slates from the treaty's icope °» Hie grounds thai exlitlni Inter- Amerlcan principles are- edeouate lo solve them. •...'...-;•, , ,;., Arpcnllim's position toward the proposed treaty was a great varl- nnce Ijoth with the Act of Chapul- cpec mid treaty drafk submitted by all the other American republics represented here.. . *'Vi. ! The Act of Chapultepeo and all treaty drafts here make no 'tils-' llnctlon between unression' of threat of tistjrcssloii by .an American «tate, or by nn extra-continental statoi They luvarlbly refer to »rrhcd attack or threat or attack "by any, filntc" ngnhisl nn American state. However, tho Argentine proposal slated, "tho Argentine delegation hcllovcs lhc treaty rqust reiterate the bnsic principal of the Act of Chiipitllcpcc, that an attack a- Ititnst one is an acl of • aggression .igalnst all, whenever tfiat attack comes Irom an ejttra- contmenll stiilc. . * - V. K, Oppow* Profwpl Contrary lo Argentina/a paper, -.10 Act of Chapujtepec had no such qualification ' It can bo stated that the United States delegation in unwlllfcg lo make a distinction which, wotUd apply the Irciity only to «tt»ck* from ouislde ln« hemUptwre. - >~Tim conference in plenary » -oilny will seek to overcome' major economic problem* have blocked progress on the for n week. It will call an economic :nce for the second half ofji« and try to. dispose of Cuba's ln»*»- cnce upon Including In the '. treaty protection against economic u well fis mllllary aggression. •..:,:>. The United states proposed an additional article to the treaty which would allow c«m\di lo adhere to It if she desired. The''ar- ticle stems from Sen. Arthur Van- dcnberg, who long has urged Canada to Join the Pan American Union. Top delegates accepted Sept. ( as the maximum date for completing .tho treaty but agreed to tf> for an earlier conclusion. v ;' ' MTTLE ROCK. Ark., AUK. '*~ (Ul'> —Special Puhiski chancellor Guy Amslcr today ruled that the Hot Springs Stadium CDmmlltce ffilled to slate a cause of action to sustain lt,s contention thai Arkansas' Sl.OOO.fVflfl memorial stadium should not have been awarded to Little Rock. However, under urgliiK from at- LONDCN. AUR. x>. (UPi -I-'ood lornr-ys fur tlic committee and for Minister John Slraehc.v came bid: tlin Slate Stadium Commission. Irom u crisis-shortened holiday to- Airisler agreed to lei the Holiday lo draw up R list or deeper ffprlnij.'i intcrcsl.s amend Ihctr or- cuts into the dull and skimpy British Tighten Beits as Food Supply Dwindles or- iKinal complaint and set Ihe mutter down lor hcariuc next I'Ti- dny morning. The nnmidcd complaint, must be riled by Tuesday. Amsler snid the rase revolved around Hie single <mcsllon or whe- Iher or not lhc Stadium Oam- misslon abused Ils discretion in awarding the athletic planl to Little Rock Instead or Ilol Sptinrs or North Little Rock. Die oilier two bidding cilics. He .snid in his opinion the commission did not abuse ils discretion. Mayor Would Substitute Alarm Clacks for Long Blasts by Locomotives I.ITTLK ROCK. Ark.. Aug. ?;?. i UP) —A railroad whistle may get, the Job done in the early moniliiR hours, but Llllle Rock Mayor Sam Wasscll believes an alarm clo:k would be easier on lhc neighbors' nerves. The mayor yesterday wrole lhc Missouri Pacific and Reck Island lines afkinjt them lo "tone down" train whistles to a. minimum. He snid one engineer iounds his whistle in a .special manner as he comes Into town to awaken his wife. Shu drives lo the depot al 4 a.m. to save him laxl fare home. British rations, hoping to pare ^•IB.000.000 worth ol foodstuffs month from the nation's die!. The new ration program will lis presented to Prime Minister Cle- i incut Altlce's harassed cabinet at a meeting provisionally set for Monday. The only dim ray of hopa in Ihe cloud over the British dining table was thai lhc basic edibles would not be cul further. Arthur Moylc. Atllcc's parliamentary private secretary. Indicated lhat the Winter's rations would not affect the broad-and-lxHalo rare Immediately. Authorities hoped that the bread ration of about five pounds per person j)er week and the 22 cent.-! worth of meat a person could be maintained for the time being. Orltish rood officials ,ln the United Slates were instructed to keep on buying wheat—and wheat only—for dollars. The meat ra- Uon was believed safe for sis months. After lhat il w6uld pend on Argentina's altitude word sterling- purchases and Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy today, tonight and Saturday, A few widely scattered thimdershowcrs Saturday afternoon. No important tem- iwralure changes. , the Shutdowns Plague Auto Manufacturers DETROIT, Aug.'22. (UP) '_ The auto industry broke out in. a- rash of shutdowns .today as scattered Chevrolet planlfS led the parade of cIcECd doors variously attributed to steel shortages, lack of parts and heat walkouts, , , Thousands of auto workers were affected. . ; ' ' Only light on the dim automotive horizon was a Ford announcement 'die near';- three weeks because of Miat ils -Lincoln plant in Detroit, a strike al the Murray Corporation, will slart humming again on Monday. .---._...... Nnsh-Kclvinator Corporation Closed ils Iwo plants In Wisconsin urn til Monday. - : . ••-••, General Motors officials, blaming the steel shortage, announced 'a staggered schedule of rCchevrolet shuldowns. , Ford officials said all branch assembly plants wou'.d .be r»«4y fdr operetlon next week except,those at. Dallas, Tex.. Merrtphis, Tenn., and Sommervllte, Mass. No date was announced for their reopening. New York Stocks de- to- the ability of the commonwealth, to produce more for the homeland. N. Y. 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