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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOM1NAM NKWSl'Al'KR OF NORTHEAST AHKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOI... XLIV—NO. 266 Blytheville Courier Blythevllle Dally Near I Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTlIKVll.LE, ARKANSAS, TltUUSDAY, FKBRUAKY 6, 1!M8 8IXTKKN PACKS SINGLE COPIES FIVB C»fT» 1 Strict Economy Budget Decreed For Soviet Union Russians Limit Activities to "Most Urgent and Important" By Waller Cronldte (United Press Staff Correspondent. MOSCOW, Feb. I, (UP)—The Soviet Union today went on a strict economy budget under which only the "most urgent and important' construction projects will oe undertaken. The new Soviet budget, approver! by the supreme Soviet at its closing session, calls for income of 423,000,000,000 rubles and expenses nf 388,000.000.000 with a surplus of 41,000,000,000. HcquesLs by several deputies for increased appropriations for major capital construction projects in their districts were refused with the warning that "only the most urgent an i important construction projects" could be undertaken in 1948. Soviet Finance Minister A. G. Zverev warned that appropriations for new projects would cause "harmful scattering ot funds, divert attention from Hie most important projects already underway and rais,"; the volume of materials and technical eciuipment needed at construction sites." He pointed out that the budget provides 10,000,000,000 rubles more for capital construction than last year and also noted that some republics did not spend all the construction funds allotted them n 1947. He said that monetary reforms and lowering prices had reduced the profit margin of state industries by , about 57,000,000.000 rubles. Pern/scot Gins 97,772 Bales Of '47 Cotton CAHUTHERSVILLE. Mo., Feb. 5 —Pemiscot County cotlon farmers have Binned a tola! of 91,172 bales of collon for (he 1947 crop as of Jan. 18, 1948, according to rcpoits released here yesterday by Floyd C. Wilts, statistician (or I lie Department ot Commerce for llils county This Is considerably under the 104(i crop, as of the same reporting date, when a lolal of 112,559 bales were reporled. Phial ginning reports for the 11)41 crop for this country are expected to be somewhat larger, taut this report will not be available until March. Although about 25 per cent more acreage was planted lo coiton in 1941 than in 1940, the extremely cold Spring ot 1947 retarded the growth. Fear of Revolt Among Southern Democrats Throws Scare Into Ranks of Party Bosses H>- (iKOltCie E. KKKDV, It. United I'ress Staff ('orresiiondrnl WASHINGTON, Kob. fi. (U.I'.)—While Soiillieni Demon-lits talked revolt ("resident Truman's racial and civil rights program, the ehwf exwulive kept. s mum today. WASHINGTON, Fell. 5. <UI')— Southern Dunioti-nU, in open revolt njfiiiiitil. l'n>sl- ciont Truman's civil rights program, struck ut the Democratic I'nrly's pocketbook loihiy to tiic admitted consternation of the party's high command. The new threat from Dixie WHS loudisd off by Gov. Hen l.iuiey of Arkansas, who announced the Democratic Slate Committee would impound the proceeds of the party'b on Foil. 19. Similar slpps were hoinn discussed in olhei Price Declines Sweep Markets Officials Wondering If Inflation's Peak Has Been Reached Farm Equipment On Black Market Outers Plan Appearance Before House Investigators By Alfred Leech United- Press Staff Correspondent CHICAGO, Feb. 5. (TJP>—Farm machinery manufacturers said today that despite their effort.'; to wipe it' ojit, thtre U' * I black m»rk«t in tractors, and ,<rtjife.w««nl 1 \^!>«< eq 11 ipmeiirr** 1 *-"-' - ~'' j«^ Manufacturers said black market sales usually are made by farmers and individuals over whom they have no control. Many farmers, they said, have sold slightly used trnc- tors to other farmers at prices Sl.- 000 or morc above the manufacturer's lisi price. The faiin equipment makers said they would tell their story of the blr.ck market to t,he House Agriculture Committee in Washington ne»a week. Rep. Clifford Hope, R., Kan., committee chairman, announced yesterday that Die committee would begin public hearings on the farm black market Feb. 10. Many manufacturers said they already had received invitations from Hope lo appear for testimony at the hearings. They said they would tell the committee that the only ultimate solution of the black market problem is increased production to satisfy the huge demand. When that would be, they said, was anybody's guess. Most of the big companies, including International Harvester, Allis Chalmers, Caterpillar Tractor and J. I. Case, are expanding their production facilities. Shifts With Harvest Seasons ManuI.LCturers said the shortage of farm machinery is caused by many factors. During the war they '.vere occupied almost entirely with war production. In 1946 several of the major companies, including Al- fr'is Chalmers snd j. i. Case, were • btset by strikes. "" Step, shortages have been a con- tributnig factor, spokesmen said. Nevertheless, most of the larm implement plants are running at capacity. Still, they have not e:*se^l the ti^jht supply problem. A spokesman for International Harvester said that the company's dealers in all sections of the country had reporter] Individuals engag- inj! in black market, operations. An oflidal ol Deere and Co. at Molme, 111. S,IK| the black market moves froir. South to North K'ith thc harvest seasons. When Southern farmers have their crops hi, he said, they often are tempted to sell their equipment to Northern farmers in desperate need of machinery to harvest tlieir crops. A Caterpillar Tractor representative said that the black market is equally common in Ihe sale of road graders and highway equipment. He said lie had seen heavy equipment salvaged from tiie war advertised for as high as S4.COO more than the list price. CHICAGO, Feb. 5. <UF>— A ninjor price clpcline swept the big (-rain exchanges today and industrial stocks at Nevr York plunged lo their lowest level since June 2. The price ol corn, wheat, oats and soybeans dropped the full limit allowed for the second day in a row at Chicago, Mimieapolis and Kansas City. At Washington, government officials were wondering whether It was a temporary decline or whether Inflation had reached the peak and a sharp downward trend hiul bcfiun. Traders disagreed on the can.se of the break. Some said corn, the nation's b?sic crop, had "overpriced itself." They said- fanners liad curbed drastically their use of com in fattening livestock. The slock market apparently was reacting to the downward plunge of grains. Tl.e price of almost al! wheat and corn for future delivery dropped the lull limit on the Chicago Board of Tra cle, & P. d at til e big Kanmis City and Minneapolis exchanges. Chicago soybeans also fell the permissible limit for a single day's trade. At Chicago, .all wheat futures Jefferson-Jackson Day dinners Southern states. * High officials ol the Democratic party were beginning to lose sonic of their confidence that the revolt against Mr. Truman's civil rights program would blow over. One par- ly leader, who declined to permit use or his name, .said the situation was "serious." 'Die $100-a-plate Jackson On.V dinners have been n [avored method ol 1'nisknK campiVLgn funds for Inc. Democratic parly lor sevornl years. The Arkansas celebrations alone were scheduled lo raise an estimated 810,000. Mr. Truman called a > news conference for tins mo tiling and wa.s certain (o be questioned about the rumpus winch his civil rights mes- ^age kicked up in his parly. Southern legislators, who have spent the past two duys in vigorous denunciation of the President's call for aj it i-lynching and unti- Jim Crow legislation, were n wailing a cue for their next move from their state governors. Alnny openly favored a bolt from the party. Thc whole question o[ the President's program will be placed before the Conference of Southern Cavernous in Tailnhiissee, Pin., Friday. Dixie congressmen indicated they would follow the line laid down at the meeting. Republicans Make "Hay" Meanwhile. House Republicans made plans that promised to fan the flame of the Democratic feud. They prepared io speed an ami- lynching bill to the floor for passage within a week or two. A- House judiciary subcommittee lelcl hearings on the mca.sure ycs- .crday and may approve it today. 3OH leaders insisted they were noL trying to make political capita! out of the North-South fight in tl,- Democratic Party, but the effect was there just thc same. The anti-lynching uni, one Re- Dorothy Lum Wins Good Citizenship Award Presented Annually by D.A.R Miss Dorothy Linn, duuRhter of! Mr. and Mrs, John Mini", hns been I u wanted Ihe Good Citizenship' Award, jiiven yearly to Ihe most outstanding senior girl of Hlyt he- vine HlRh Hchool by Ihe BlythevUlc Chapter ol (he- Daughters of the I Anu'rk'an devolution. To be eligible for this award, 1 tit- winner nnisl have an oul.standing liolast ic record a nil be a leader unifj hi-r fellow -students. Tilt; student body oC thc high school ehooM's throe Kb I.s from whom! the faculty then selects the one they consider the most outstanding for this, one of the highest a wants which CIHI bo received by a high school student. Bach gooil citizenship girl from [lie various cities of tin? stiUe <s then entered in Ihe slate contest and thc winner awnrded R trip to Washington. D. C. Miss Lum is ii member of the Beia Club, thc Quill and Scroll, Is president of thc Girls Club of Use high school and editor of the school pr.p'ei 1 and annual. The announcement was made by T»Tf- :thr lull 10 cents, except. ' sold fl r-^ The 'New York cottoa maiket Jlucluulcd erraticnlly. On the NCAV York Stock Exchange. ra i Is we re at their lo \\e s i leve 1 since Dec. 16 and utilities nvcrsiged thc lowest since May 20 last year. After iJroppmg $2.15 a bale. New York Cotlon pri c es in oved up wa nl again to within 15 to 3o points of yesterday '.s closing price. WHS passed city Council ltu> Mrs. J. L. Cherry, chntrmati of th« award comtnlttec. publican loader pointed out. was on mpans of the GOP legislative program last year. He said it would have been sent io the floor regardless of the current situation. The most extreme suggestion for Attorney General Favors Curbing Reds But Not by Outlawing Party By GKANT DIU.MAN United Press 5Uff CorrOisrinnilrriL WASHLNGIXDN, Feb, 5. i U.P. t—Attorney Gcnernl Tom Clark opposed roii^i L \s.sioiinl pro]>osBb to outlaw thc communist, Pnrt-y, say 1 UK it would only make "martyrs" out of Rcdfi and turn them into n. harder-to-icach underground. "U .should bo our effort flL all ttnioH lo expose to tiic liuhL of public examination the nctlvitlcs of such Indivtriuah ralucr ttmn by rpslrictive Ic^'islaLJo]] to nfforri them nn ODIXJI Lunit-y to on- sratc Lmder^KjiiiKi," he told a House UnAmcricnn AcUvities Subcom- Rilltee. ^ ..._ 'arking Meter Referendum Petition is Filed Btythcvillc Voters To Have Opportunity To Pass on Proposal A petition culling for a referendum ill thi* nuiuk'lpiil t'hvtfon April fl on the parking meter or- dtnuneo passed lust month was tiled today with City Clerk 1-Yank WhUworth nftcr as qualified elec- (or.s signed it this morning. The ordinance railing for In- stnllntlon of parking meters In 7.01 u\s lo lie e.stublf.shert by the city Council within the fire limits In dmvntown Blylhevlll umininumsly by the Jin i. 13. Only 12 .sinners needed In order lo tlon a.s II) pi 1 ! cent of voters In iho preeerdin^ iim- nieLnl dri'Moii iirr required n.s (inly fJO rlet:tor.s oust Ijallol.s last year. The Initiated petition will published In lli»- Courier Ni-w.s morrow, (i(> diiy.s l>i !or lo tin 1 i tlon us required by liuv. AliU rmi'n Apprnvr Idt'ii Thp parking meU'r (irdinmiec voteis will I'ttlior accept or nrjrel authorises hiMnllatlnn of im'irrs t* operate from H a.m. In ii p.m. oi wrek-thiys mul from H a.m. mitt 0 p.m. on Saturday;;, They will no I l>e iii operation Sundays mul holl- diiy.s. The meters will hike nlekels mic pennies, depending fin the lentil of (liuf H mo I or 1st wants In nurk Kill hi re to Insert- (hi 1 coins n overtime [mi 'Hint; will bring line tiot exceeding SV.l or u Juil sjm Icncc of not more than 15 tiny, or both However, violators ma; report to tin* clly clerk's nllic nnd satisfy .such viola I Ion by niiy ment ol r>[) ct'iil.s, within 'i\ hou following receipt of an n vert tin parking ticket. Adtlltionhl parktiiR meter y.mie umy bn denlKHutod by thc Cil Counrtl, according In (be oid! ncmee, The ordinance will rip|iear on tb ballot April 6 ns "Initiated Onlt nnnrc No. 1" and vulrrs will p n c e ,s (SrslBiiaLert "for" President Fears Big Crash Unless Inflation Curbed WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. (U.P.)— President Truman said today this country still faces the dniiifcrous prospect of an economic crash inilcsn Conuress nets to itop rising pi-ices. His statement came ns pricea wore dropping for tha second day on (lie commodity und security markets. Th« 'resilient iloclinud to comment on those price drops. Gov» •mni'iil. officials were wondering whether it was just a Mnporaiy dip or whether postwar Inflation may hav« •aclicil its peak and started down. In !ho stroujjest words, Mr. Tru- + - _ _ t the retaliation against the President's While terming the CommunLst movement, a "cause for concern," Clark said lie ayrccd with Fpl Chief J, EdEHi-KiV^over that "from security standpoint it' would be to outlaw the party by historian said he. doubted strongly whether either measure would fiil the bill. "I think most of us agree that the Communist party takes Us or- i ders fKtrn Russia, he sakl. "but how j arc we to prove In the case of witness I auy Individual thai he is an agent program came from Rep. Ed Gos- jfei;, D.. T-e:;. Tie ^iggcst^d _that tl-?- ., Sovtth transform itself into a two'- j best, not p.uty section "so boh parties will j statuU-." have Lo bid for our voles." | cinrk wns the .second Gossetfs proposal would be mi- ! nt the subcommittees bearlnes on ! of "H foreiRn power?" plcincnted by changing the prcsl- CommunUt-coiitrol leglslntion He dentisl electoral system. At present. \ te.stified after ,Rcp, Karl E. Mundt ,ill the electors Horn a state vote > R., s D ^ llt .g C(l approval of bis for the candidate who won a ma- , bi]| to require Communists to re«- jority within the state. I i s ic r with the Justice Dej)artincnl Gossett proposed that electors be I rtK agents of a foreign iwwer. divided according to the percentage j Commenting on MLimit's propo- mn reilcralrd in a news conferonc. Is tleMiv for teKl.slatloti In curb illation. Tim lo^inil ronchiMou of iflalhm, tho I'u-sldent .-mid, is a ra.ih nnd It IA up to ConKre.s.s to t> MnmclhliiK to sluii if, There WILS littlo liultcnlicin tlnil MiiKi'CNs UilciKl.s tt> do anything Imiu tho tines thut Mr, Tnimuii t'Comiiu'ixU. A .Semite subcommlL- twtj diiy.s a^x vlrliinLly .shclml -liuion thui would have Ki'itmec! hi- ntlniiiilsiruilon nulhnrlty to KC\, cudy (t)i 1 mi-at liitloiiln^. The in i.s llltl<! prospec!, tluil uny if Mr. TruiiiHir.s antl-lnJLalion prci- loNnIji cxci'in s«mo kind of rent •ontiol extension will IKI ennclcil. The h'.tn'n iiiLient mean while was ji-ttniK tcudy lo !h:lit inllution by voluntiny niean.s by Idling house- vivi\-i how to nut bxiil i-t»sl.s in plan- nhiK their uu'al.i. .Seerotury of A^- I'lr.ulturn Clinton p. Anderson will A'urk mil dotall.s with producer anU HHisuuuir rrpiT.sentiiUves at A mtiut- IIIK Inter tnituy. Andet.son'.s lop as.sl.stunt, Clmiie-s K nntnnan n.skud Coji^iViUi tmlui lo anprove Mr, Ttumnn's remit-st Inr iiutlmrlty to ulloculr KnUn to tlullller* until cx-t. ;il. HR said re- ie\vnl of the, authority, which expired lit.sl, wiH-k, Is ni-tMled lo oon- Iroi inJIaliun in lixid. Mr. Truman told micsliniu'r.s nt. his news ronfoninci! ihut the Lonls- liiloji he first, asked at the special scs-slon last year Is needed oven inoHi riyhL now. ^ Wa\iut- a clmrL whicli slujwed n conUnuuus rise In thc price, ol cosl- o!-living Items, ttiu President lold reporters tlniL unices soinn way Li [omul Lo .stop what ho iiaUed this awful .splrnl, the Inflationary trend will proceed to lt^ logical cunclu- .slon. • Thto lofkHl ".iiiliislon, Uu- Ff/'>l||«at »nld. wnnlil be n crash. Vt| :|fc.1. l,o jroup in Senate To Revamp ERP Hearing Concluded On Marshall Plan; To Write New Bill Ark-Mo Seeks _ „„ ^ wc ^ Permission to 4 | Jg;~ ^=",1 D...'U Kf^.i, I '.~* n ''" ?»<• llls '»'<te«i w °»i<! B I ' L ' British Limit Movements In Holy Land By Eliav Simon (United Tress Staff Correspondent) JERUSALEM. Feb. 5 (UP)—British authorities declared limited martini law in Northern Palestini today in the wake of a Jewish militia to guard the entire Holy Land including ArR,b areas. Under Ihe new dfcree. amioiincct by the military commander of uppci Galilee, resificnts of the Tiber!a: area around the Sea of Galilei were prohibited from leaving their homes starting at 8 a.m. The restrictions were clamped clir-vn only a few hours after a new Arab invasion of North Poles!hie ye.sterdny near Ro^h Pina, seven miles North of the Se^ of Galilee i the Palestine-Syrian frontier The British Army confirmed a Palestine government report thFsl the invaders werc garbed in Syrian army uniforms and carried I'Yeii.rh army rifle.s. Syria formerly was under French rule. The government report said Bn- sVi troops repelled the invasion killing one Arab and capturing six The Jewish militia Hafjan;\h drained that 12 Arabs were killed and eight taken prisoner. The British also announced a second Arab border crossing last night. The Arabs entered Palestine on the .Tisr Ma j a my railway bridge South of the Sea of Galilee and at tacked Jewish settlement police guarding crops at the Gcshncr settlement. oi Democratic and Republican votes in each state. Arkansas In Spotlight By Jack Harvey United Tress Staff Correspondent ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 5. (UP) — See SCAitE on page 10 800 Arrested Since Gandhi Assassinated F/scnhower fo Surrender His Army Post Saturday WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UP) — Ken, DwiRht D. Eisenhower an- founccd today he will retire army chief of staff at noon Saturday. Eisenhower told a National Pres? Club luncheon he will take a vacation before assuming his new job as prescient of Columbia University He is expected to take his new position in May or June. Gen. Omar N. Bradley succeed' Eisenhower as chief of slaff, Eisenhower did not say where h< will vacation or for how long. Weather Aaknnsas lorecasti Cloudy with occasional rain extreme South portion loniglit and Friday. Colder South portion tonight. Minimum Ihis morning—32 Maximum yulcrday—45 Sunset today—5:33 Sunrise tomorrow—fi:M Precipitation, 24 hours to 1 a.m. today—Trace. Total since Jan. 1—6.87 inches. Mean temperature i midway between high and low)—38.5 Normal mean for Feb.—43.4 This Date I.asl Vrar Minimum this morning—Ifi Precipitation, Jan. 1 to tills riatf —3.19 Approximately 58 per cent ol the telephones in the world arc In the United States. NEW DELHI, Feb. 5. (UP I— Police announcer, today that another 800 Hindu extremists have been arrested throughout India, bringing to 1.100 the number taken into j forcemcnt ~ Clark said it would work only "if proof is available ttmf Communists arc openHinf: in this country as agents of a fon:i»n government." '•This I.s a difficult task." he added, "and would yet un results, even if successful. Th e (registration! act provides no penalty [or the offending organization's continued existence or activity after conviction. It continues on its way." Must FinrI Effective Curb Despite these rtlfllciillie-s. Clark said, mor p effective ways milsl^— and can—be found to "isolate sub, vcrsive movements— and make ! them "completely ineffective as a i fifth column." He s\i«scst«t: I 1. A tightening up of thc espionage act. th c registration :u't and other pcrlinent statutes to provide ; more effective penalties and cn- Iccth. NewColdWave Threat Fizzles In Canada BlythDville and Northeastern Arkansas hud more weather of thc bnd variety with n mixture of ralu find slfet early today but In Chi- CHRO (n P forecaster for the U. S, Weather Bureau was changing his sipnnls mid announcing that i\ new j cold wave moving down from Can- j ada would not her sn bad aflcr all, : Yesterday's temperature average for Blythcvllle \va.s ^18.^ deproes. ten higher than for the previous day but slill considerably brlow the normal of -13.4 degrees for this area j during February. The bureau it] Lit tin Rock prc- riictrrl "cloudy and orrnslnnal rain for the c x tremr .South jinrtIon Build New Line IJTL'I.E HOCK. Ark.. Feb, V— tUP >—'vin- Arkansas Missouri l*o- wcr Company of IllythevlUe yestcr- dny filrd njipllcntion with tbc M- kai\si\.s Public Be/vice Commission for authority lo hnllcl a $209,000 transmisfllou line, The facility would be used to link il,s propiksrd stPiun power plitnL near St. Fi-suicis, Mo., lo Us ?nb- sliition near Hector—n dlslniire of HI miles- The new lini'.H would tie into the roiii|xiny's exist ins; .systi-m. A shullnr applicnlion has been fllod with the Missouri Public Service Commission. riant lo Cnsl Plan.s for the construction of of custody since the assassination Mohandas K. Gandhi. More than ICQ werc rounded up in Bombay province for questioning concerning thc reported conspiracy against Hindu leaders that brought nLxmt Gandhi's death. Police raids s\\cpt through all bip. cities in India in addition to Bombay province, including New 1 Delhi. Calcutta, Benares, Madrru; and Bagalorc, Kighty were arrested in New ' Delhi. 20 in Calcutta, and 100 in 1 Bombay. Rfoiiiu of the other raids i werc not announced. Twenty other extremists marked for arrest in j Calcutta were reported to have i gone underground Virtually all those arrested wore members of the Hindu Mahasabha extremist organization and thc I Rashtriya Scvak Sangh, a semi- | military Hindu youth or^ani^tion. i which was banned by the govern- ' ment after Gancthf.s nssassination, i Mast members of the RSS arc j children under 12. i The ashes of Gandhi, meanwhile, i remained in Room 9 at Birla House, } where he v.as shot, under the guard j of his devoted follower.*;. They will be com in itlcri to thc holy wa tcrs of the Ganges river at Allahabad on Feb. 12. | Gandhi's unburncd bones, pre- . .served in a brass jiot, also are un- j der snnrd at Birla mansion. A move- ', mcnt i.s underway to have them enshrined in a temple on the .site of hi? cremation beside the Jumna '. River, where his followers may | come on pilgrimage. 2. Exportation ol all aliens ad- I hering to .subversive principles. Cinrk said.the Justice Drpimment : ha.s begun in deportalion prucerd- inRS in recent weeks and is preparing G8 more. 3. Educntlon of fho public, Thts , can be rioi\c through comniittcos I of congress, the prc.v; and radio, | pxibLJc meetings, ; 4 Complete rliininatiou of subversives from government positions • "We shall not permit one sulnvr- j sivn to be on the government pay— i roll—One may be too many." ! 5. Active work by labor unions | to eliminate subversives from their Clark jsaid the ohiof problem In Communist control v.'.i.i thp extreme difficulty to prove that, thc Reds nre working for thc overthrow of [lip government by force. They all clony it. he said, and the supreme court ha.s rtilfd thai Cnnyrr.ss nn- not, bv "leRi.slntivr fiat." define $5,000,000 plunt near St. Francis wer c niinounceil In -Soptembor of last year by James Hill. Jr.. president of the Arkmsns-Mlssmirl Power Company. It i.s to he a 30.000 kilowatt jitnnt and wns drslfiucil to use natural RO.S ns fuel. In addition to the 19-mile line lo connect thn plant with Ihe substation at Hector, thc company of | plans also Lo construct a HO.'»H1- Arknusas tonipht mul PMday with [ volt Hn P from SI. Frnncis to Bly- colder \vpatbcr in th r -South hnlf ' IhrvlHc by tbc way of DncrlnR and tonight." i Slrele, in Missouri In Chicago yrstrrdny. wratlif?r observrrs said thai a fold front was fnrmint; in NnrMiwvtrrn Canada and would carry s'orrns anrt jiossibly the c^lrtc.st wrnl.hrr nf (lir^ Winter a? it swnpt ncros. 1 ; Ihe United Stfii.es. But today he relented and .said the new cold front probably would do little more linn rein force- Ihe .sub-normal \voathrrr already R ripping the northrrn pr/rtiou of the nation from fhr Rofky Mountains to the Atlantic Const - . .... a British airliner missing Temperatures in much a/ the na- " ' Ifon hnv P born normal or Ijplrfv | normal continuous!,,- since J:m. 12. Jarob.son said, and tlir rnlti wilt last as [ar alirad ns Mir V/r;ithrr Bureau can predict. Heavy rains foil in parched Southern California last- night for the first time in more than a month. I jack of furl oil anil e.is continued to hamper the Industrial \V,\SJIINOTON, Feb. 5. (UP) —Thn Senate KoreLm Rrlattoiis Onnmltleo t»Any i-mtnl ^>iir wi-rks of HfailiiKs on the contrn- vn-Ml:il European Itccovcry Pr«- Rrjini (Kill*), It rwesserl unlil .Monday when It will begin to writ*) it dl 11 (o curry out thc plan. All lold. the committee heard mor c tbnn 100 witnesses—85 ol Idem private citizens—tastlfy fol nnd nurilnst the ndmlntslnitlon'i piosram or for and agnlnst pro- Chairman Ailbur H. Vundenber^. R-. Mlcrh.. siiid his committee still wns waitbiR for Slate Dcpnrtmenl lo .supply niuuvcrs to some quea- Lions before Kolng lo work on th« IcK^lnllon. The commiLtea hope< lo liuve Ihe bill ronriy for the Sen- atc lloor 1 n about t \\'n weeks. ViindtnlHTg yesterday preilie(ed concrrss would niret the admln- IstnilltiM'ji Ajiril 1 deadline for At It.s flnnl .session, the committee hearrl Walter Rnnlher. pre.sU dent of Lbn United Automobll* Workers (CIO>, cndornc the ad- mlni.slralinn program and Warn Hint "nn ripple A day will not Keep LmalSlnrlanism away." Th c ndmln- IstraMon proRvani calls lor a $6,* B00,000,00f) down payment Tor th< flr.sl 15 months of ERP. H also beard former Rep. Ham" ~ pi. Y-. ask that Ihi dowp' nnd Impie- Itnry power through of Western Euro- Ship Reports Hearing Radio Distress Call NEW YORK. Feb. S report of hearing UP i—A ship's rnessiw from In the spurred hopes me of Mir 32 persons nurd the craft, tnii;bt today I bat ; who wore n still be alive Thc Co;>.st Giiaui iere:ved a report from tbe-S. S. Joseph Vnlk, (300 miles P'n si - Sou then st. of He r- muda. that it heard the words "-Star Tjiirr"—the nnrnr of the plane- -belne; l)ioadrnst, on the tntrr- natinnal distress fref|Hpnc:y of 500 lutely nowbcic. I'bl.s lullo\M'd u rcnoj tt-r'.s tnciutry lor Ihi; President''!* reaction to ef- Uuls ill Coiuircs-s lo sla.sb $2.500.00(1,000 from his $3U.70D,000,000 burl- rr<iuo.st lor the fiscal year niK July 1. A cuL of lhat int \vu.s ]>!cojiiiurink'(l ye.sler- iJay by it Sejiate-HoiiNe subcommlt- u-iv i Pn-sideiit salil he bad heard the saiiK- talk lost yenr when .•(Kjiwr.sU'il $:17,500,OOO.COO. Thy L »f:1 ually ended up at $37,- 7(!0.<JOl).(iO(>. he .siiid. Tin 1 , -showed, the President said, that lie had submitted a pretty li^ht budget. Tlie same, lie added, is true ot his limlKft this yciir. Ills ilisnissiini of Ltn- need for anli-lnf liitUm cuntrnls hi'K;in \vhrn his oniiilon \viis sonpltt nn Out current ntcr-sslly for Ihn liinvrr In cunlrf)! meat prlcc.s and rcvivT ralinnln^. Mr. Truman .snid bi.s opinion Is Jus: what it w»s Nov. 17 when he a.skud the special session of Con- "IT.SS Inr .standby wu^e. price and ralionini* powers to be used it ncc- ossury. Then thc President picked up n jvice chart ]>repared (oi - liim by he Iludi'.et Hurcau. H showed that ill coAt-of-living items, including food, clothing and rent, have gone j MJiee tiir> Nov. 17 message. The r«'i-l<U;nt. s.iid he tmmd tlic sStua- Asked wlietlu-r lie plunmid any nnw appeals to thc Congress, Mr. [Yiniian .said he would keep telling the House tuxl Senate what the Mtuation is. but that action is up them. Hr would not, uyrcc with ti^e idea th:il lull production Ls the answer to Inllation. He sntd production more Lhat; ample when prices were controlled and that prices rose when the controls were taken oft. thc naluro and purposes of an or- : of Southern Michigan, Indiana, ganization. Ohio. Pennsylvania and New York, i kilocyclr.s. Flashes "Go-Easy** Signal Nearly 300.000 workers were with- 'f nc emergency radio equipment As for proposals to outlay.' the j out Job?, in those areas because of nn die plane's life raffs was known Communists a,s a political party, i industrial shutdowns caused by thn Clark again flashed the go-rasy shnrfii(;«>s. ln MliniP-sota. whprr the long Mundt lold th e aubcommittce his i cold spell has hrrn particularly wipe out oT Amcrl- New York Cotton Mar. \tay July Oct. Dec open 3370 330S 3323 3122 3100 high 3370 MM 3325 312-i 3105 low 3320 332.! 3277 3038 3063 1:30 3344 3345 3296 3105 registration bill would the "seductive secrecy" can Communists. Mundt said Americans should hnvo (he snmc protection ngainsl Commnnist ideologies t}ie>- now enjoy [rom phony s'ock deals or ariultrrated food and drugs. The Communists, he said, at least should be clearly labelled, The subcommittee also is considering a bill by Rep. Gordon Mo iXmoush. R.. Cnl., to outlaw thc Communist Party. But Mundt said be agrees with FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover thai this might merely drive Ihr Communists underground. The subcommittee, meanwhile. relented a letter from James Tru- vcro, five additional communities wcrr added to thc lisi nf more than ,SO which face an alarming short- ago of fuel oil. Memphis Reaps Huge 3080,slow Adams In which the noted MKMPHIS, Tonn.. Feb. S (UPi - Thc city-owned llRht, Ras and \vatei division shnwed a net profit nf almost S6.MO.OOO during 1917, President Thomas H. Allen dlsclo.-ert today. Hale cuts will not be made Allen satd, because of contemplated expansions to rosl lip lo $20,000,000 through 1950. lo be set aulomalically for the 500 kilocycle distress band. Coasl Guard onii'lals said tha! on the basis nf this report they haven't given up hope" of finding survivors among the six crevvmer and 2fl passengers, including Air Marshall Sir Arthur ConinRham who were aboard the four-ctiRinef Tudor airliner of the Hrltish Soutl American Airways. The plane vanished last Thursday on a flight from thc Azores lo Bermuda. The airline in London reported Ihnl thc plane \vas equipped wiih four H,\F dinghies, each capable of carries 10 persons and that each roft was ennlpped wllh a radio transmitter set at SOO kilocycles with a range of 200 miles in good wenlhcr. The rafl.s were fully provisioned and Ihe. passengers had lifebelts (or emergency use. London Museum to Keep Wright Bros.' First Plane DAYTON. O.. Feb. S (UPI—The famous plane of Kilty Hawk. N. C.. in which Orvillc and Wilbur Wright made their first, flight In 1003. will remain in thc South Kcnsinglon museum at London, England. Ihe will of Orvillc Wright revealed today. New York Stocks Ntt'nnwhlh', the House foreign AN fnlri tommlttce continued homing! on KRP witnesses Including Ohal Paltcr.son, nnlloiml chairman 61 the Ainerlenn Veterans Commit, leo wlio opposed any cut In tht jKlnilnlsti'ntton request. It also honrtl Allan B Kline, president ol thr AiiH'i'lcnn I ;1 i\rm Biirenu Fedc- nillon. who endowed the prlncl- • pies of the program. . Kruthcr Kiulor»cs Plan Kelllller ur^ed the Senate foreign relations committee to tnkc a "long .second look" ut Ilic proposed SG,- BOO.MOflOn down payment, to sc« whetlier It should not be Increased, InMeiul of reduced ns many prominent persons hnve recoinmcndcd. "I stiBKcsl," satd Hcuthcr. "thai It is belter to provide for loo much than to be caught short with too little. "Aid thnt Is less than enough, thnt Is K'vcn as a dole, or as a cnsh-and-cnrry pro|x>.sHlon. or by exacting first mortgnge.s on entire nnllona] economies, niny l>uv us a little time but It will '(ail to win the friends and allies we need if we fire to make democratic anrl humnn values secure in the world." The chief of thc'nation's largest labor union challenged ''brazen pressure" to put ERP under the direction or businessmen. He de- mnndcd thnt tabor be adequately represented In (he ERP administration nnd snld. "this will be no favor to labor—it will be n help to ERP." Senator Ball is Critical Rcuther nssniled thc "voices of IsolntloTi, short-sighted selflrtincss nnd sinister division" who have called for rcdnctiiK the aid pro- Ei'nm to bare essentials. Earlier. Sen. Joseph H. Ball. R., Minn., said many Republicans regard RRP ns jus* another British lonn "dressed up in fancy trimmings." RecnllhiK that it was British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevln who Initialed thc Paris conference of the 1G Western European nations. Ball said: "There will be plenty of dcbnlf over the British share and whe- tlier it is not. In effect, a subsidy , to the Socialist government's 'cradle to thc grave' security program and Us nationalisation plans." He predicted that Congress woiiM sharply reduce President Truman's proposed $6,800,000,000 down payment for ERP although the exact extent of the cut, he said, "is still anybody's guess." <T> AT&T ISO's i AT Bl Amer. Tobacco 65 S lA) Anaconda Cupper 33 iBSl Hctll. Steel 32'i 1C* Chrvslcr 55 r s iGKi Oen. Electric 33-fe lOMl Gen. Motors 53% CM I Montgomery Ward 50 iCN'i N. Y. Central I3'i mil) Int. Harvester 84-J iNVi North Am. Aviation fi a » iR.si Republic Steel » 23', cRC> Radio. 8»i iSOV) Socony Vacuum 15' (HU) Studcbaker 18 (J) Standard of N. J. C9 T (TX) Texas Corp. 54 iK) Packard 4' (X) U. S. Steel 71', N. Missco Red Cross Chairman in Little Rock J. I,. Gunn of Bijlhi'Ville. Red Cross finance campaign chairman for North Mississippi County, was in Little Rock today, where he attended a meeting of finance campaign district chairmen. Soybeans Mar. May (f.o.b. C open .... 370 ,., 354 high 370 36* low 370 364 l:3t) 370 a 3aU

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