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YT VOL. XL1V—NO. 277 Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Daily Hews Mississippi Vallcv Leader Blytheville Herald O* MORTHBA S'l M1SSUUU1 t Truman Requests $570,000,000 in Aid for Chinese WASHINGTON 1 , Feb- 18. (U.P.)— President Truman today asked Congress for 9570,000,000 for China to halt the "continued deterioration" of the Chinese economy. * The money will be used largely to finance Imports into China of essential items which the Chinese now are virtually unable to buy. The President in a message to Ihe Congress recommended Ihat S510.000.000 b e made available through loans or grants to finance such relict imports. He also asked $60.000,000 for "a few selected reconstruction projects in areas sheltered from military operations." The cons'.iiiclion projects envisioned by th c President included work on railroads and fuel and power operations. The new China aid program dirt not include any funds for direct. Senate Votes Big Slash in Budget $2,500,000,000 Set As Goal in Cutting Of Truman's Askings WASHINGTON* Feb. 18. (IIP) — The Senate voted today to cut Pres- ,.„, lllulllul . „ ideiit Truman's 1949 fiscal year | military help budget by $2.500.000,000, leaving an estated S10,000.000,000 for lax culs and debt reduction. The proposal was adopted by a unanimous voice vole after a debate of less than two hours. Republicans felt increasingly confident that a tax cut up to $5,000,000,000 can be enacted. Democrats made no effort to block the proposed spending cut which hud been recommended ay the House-Senate Budget Committee. It still requires House adoption. Even then, it is not binding but merely sets t;p a congressional goal. The vote came after these devetopments: 1. Chairman Styles Bridges. R., - N. H.. of the joint budget counn.it- p.tce said Congress could cut taxes this year only if government spending is -pared to the bone." 2. Sen. Walter p. George. D.. Ga., protested Ihat government .spending lor foreign aid be financed by a special bond issue of upwards of $20,000,000,000. maturing in 20 to 30 years. Foreign aid items then would be eliminated from the annual budget. No action was taken on the ' idea. 3. Senate Democratic Leader Alben w. Barkley of Kentucky asserted that Republicans were "shooting in (lie dark" in the budget-cutting efforts. The budget resolution approved ;by the Senate proposed a ceiling o: . J37,200,000.000 on government spend; _ ins lor the fiscal year beginning •July 1 this year. That figure is about S2,5CO,000,000 below . Mr. Truman's estimate. Promise >. T.lf rc^'il . , " "t~ "r— t-ftM |» n-,ent receipts under present «,« laws at S47 300 000 OCO compared with Mr. Truman's figure of S44.5CO.OOO, | V Ouo. Hence the congressional burt- V set estimate forecast a surplus of. S10.100.COO.OSO as against tlic President's figure of $4,803.000.000. Bridges gave the senate this warning: "We can balance the budget. We can reduce the debt. We can reduce taxes. And we can meet our com tor the nationalist government in Nanking. The president expressed "deep concern" over the deterioration ot. tlie Chinese economy. He blamed the civ!) war waged between Communist and nationalist forces for much of the delay in postwar recovery. Bids for GOP Support for ERP Mr. Truman made It plain that this country would do what it could to assist the rebuilding o f the Chinese economy, but that tlie princi- , pal burden of recovery would still . remain with the Chinese government. The President said this country had hoped for conditions in China which would be more effective in the application of American aid. but that this situalion had not developed as he and Secretary of Slate George C. Marshall had hoped. "We can only do what is feasible under circumstances as they exist," he said. The proposal for new China aid was seen In some congressional quarters as a bid for Republican support of the European recovery program. V The European program goes to the Senate"floor March 1. Many Republican senators repeatedly have urged that Chiang Kai Slick's government also receive help. "W e can assist in retarding the current economic deterioration and thus give the Chinc.se government a further opportunity to Initiate the measures necessary to the es lablishment of more stable cconom- '- cpn£itipns, the president said sures necessarj to , „ ..„, framework within which efforts to ward peace and true economic recovery may be effected." Again and again the President repented that "nothing which this country provides by way of assistance can, even In a small measure be a substllute for the necessary _.„ _ ^ mt I _ MIII _ action that can be taken only by ..iHmonU both aThonic"niid"»broa 1 d. ! th ^ chillese government. But we can only do this it expends- I ,. mntle "° specific recommendations for the proper action by the Chinese government. Mr. Truman snld that petidins establishment of the agency which will administer ERP the China aid program should be administered by the relief agencies presently available. He said, however, that legis- llaft'on authorizing the Chinese pro- i gram should make possible the transfer of the Chinese program to the agency administering ErtP. The money for the Chinese program would be separate, however from that for ERP. Rep. Christian A. Herter. R., Mass.. head of the special House tures are pared to the bone, if special interests refrain from ask- in.; the government to build, maintain, grant or subsidize projects which arc either not vitally nece.i- sary or which can be done by agencies other than the federal government." Bridges said nearly one-third ul every dollar earned goes for some form of taxation. And- Congress is still confronted with new legislative proposals that would cost additional billions of dollars. Most Republicans were increasingly optimistic about chances for enacting a tax cut. They believed such a cut was clinched by [heir maneuver to set aside S3.00.000.COO of the expected I government surplus for this fiscal i I • L T • . jear to help cover spending in the IrlSl! I GmHllQlC 1949 fiscal yc.ir starting July 1. ' But Democrats generally "brand- •ted the proposal as "bookkeeping ...«o.,.. ..„.,„ „, Ulc ., 1)l: ciai n oi, se Sororities Arrange Tea committee on foreign aid has urged To Honor Blytbeville's Lnai, China ho inMurfari nurini- si-tj D .*, „ * Woman of Year for 1947 | that China be included under ERP. BhYTUKVlLl.K, ARKANSAS, WKDNKSDAY. KKHRUAKY lg, 1f),|8 Proposed Expansion of City Limits Shown FOUKTKBN PACKS SINGLE COPIES mi CENTS School Officials Propose Refinancing of Debt and Plaii Major Improvements Parent-Teacher Group Hears Outline of Building Program Cilii'K ill, imtmoiliMl Inx H.v.slen, as (he major rea™ &£ "!1 T l'":/--' 1 .:-'-'-^ M«H™«^? HalfMoonFarmer Dies in Accident ,-iLLai - -,~? I Outlim-.l in black above arc the new city limits as set down in an onlhmm-e tlie Cily Council last week nnd will | )ft approved or rejected liy Blylhcville. voters the municipal election April G Expansion of Ihe corporate limits will increase the city's area lo between three and one-half and four square miles and boost the official population to an estimated 17.500. Not shown here, but which al.io ill be included in the expanded city limits. Is the 2,640-acrc ai.- base property which now belongs If. Canning Firm To Increase Pack for 1948 'OSCEOLA. Feb. 18.—1. C. B Young and J. A. Pigg of Osccola, were re-clccied as members of the board of directors of the. Mlssis- slssippl Valley Canning Company here at a dinner-meeting of stockholders held in the Rustic Inn last nfghl. The terms of Mr. Young and Mr . p i6g expired last year and they wor c re-elected to serve for a period of three years. They were tiie only two board members whose terms had expired. In a report to the stockholders. Welby Young, manager of the canning firm, tojd of the company's plans for the coming year and gave a brief business resume of ""'' the Cily of Blytheville. The entire air base will be brought Into the city limits )I voters approve and the connecting link «ith the rest of the city will be the air base highway. The air base highway llsclf will be Included in the city limits, from rlght-^f-way 'o right-of-way, to the NortfrVest corner of the air base, The city limits will then follow t)« established air base boundaries. Crow-hatched arew in the Illustration above show additions taken Into the city llm- it.s during I lie past year by petitions and subsequent County Comt orders. It Ihe cily limits expansion Is votcil, a number of large Industries and business firms will on bro.ighl Inlo the cll.v, Wallace's Third Party Movement Shows Strength in Bronx Balloting By RICHARD C.. HARRIS United Tress surf Correjjjondenl NEW YORK. Feb. '8. lU.P.l-Henry A Wallace's third party movement gained a surprising and powerful impetus today wllh the election of a Wallace candidate, Leo Isaacson, to Congress In * special election In Ihe 24lli congressional district ol the Bronx. When the votes in yesterday's balloting were counted, Isaacson, 38-year-old lawyer, had piled up a plurality of 10,119 over Karl Proppcr Democratic candidate, in (he four-way race. Isaacson, running on the Amer-* — lean Labor Party ticket. polled I 22.591 votes compared lo 125181 for Proppcr. The other Iwo candidates were left far behind. Dean Alfange. Liberal Party nominee, polled [1,840 voles. «,,d Joseph A. De Nlgris, Republican, trailed with 1".483 votes. Only 40,597 votes were < cast out of a total registration approximately 96.000. Jle na- added that Isaacson's election wa repudiation of the gel-ton",] which has been leading m, toward war." Companion Severely Injured When Truck Crashes Into Sign A. Y. Moody. f>7. furiiu-r of ncnr the Half Moon raiimiunlty, wns killed and Maiion Poller. 24. of Gomel I was seriously Injured ai mlilnlglil lusl nltjlii when the '"'" Chevrolet pick-up Irmk in Ilii-y were rldlnn (H'ertunml crushed Inlo u neon slisn i front of Ihe Camp Moultrlc Tourist Courl.% on North Highway ol. Moody died shortly aflor cnlcr- iilK Wulls Ilospllal where | )r Wlli , taken (ollowlnn Ihe accident. Denlli was attributed to Inteiniil Injuries. Potter remains In the hospital where nlt<-n<iimts ii.it His condition as vfnlr." He Is .-mllcrlni: tnim several fractured ribs and possible in- Icrnal Injuries. Truck llr.itlfd Smith on 61 According lo Deputy sucrlfl Holland Alkcn, who InvcsUnatcd. the truck was Ij'avcliog Soutli. ei-ldrfntlv left the highway. The murks Indicate Unit the driver of the truck al- templeri to return uic truck to Ilie hlahway. Mr. AlKi-n said. The vehicle skidded approximately 15 [pel, with tiic cab of Ihe truck crashing Into Ihe light pole, Bolli m™ n-ern thrown clear of the vehicle when 11 struck Ihc pole, he snld Deputy ahci-lff Alkcn slalcd that it hii.i not bc-i-u detcrmliu-d who was driving Ihe truck at the tin,,, O r Ihu accident us then- were m> I'j-e witnesses. However. In a telephone conversation wllh Mrs. Rial Hales, sls- Icr of the Poller youth, .-ilin Indt calcd thai Mr. Moody win A waitress nnd ciisioi-*- in the Camp Mnullrlt! Cufe. which is op- ?K,,r isrix %rjs 5^-3* * "icl fTr, "MI ^T " f B'^oviHc" Special School , MLMMI,m ' ""? ••" <y "' Kllt l ° C0nsider floatin * "Jss ,',l ,,, • '•clinftiice existing bonded indebted- TOKI- t .1 v!>l "" te * te "?"'* ''""'"'"K •»«! Improvement 1'iD^iaiii iiuiiiuivoly planned |)\- ' Siwnklnx durinii n Founders Day *"- pi-OBi-am hi-!il by the IMrent-Teacli- in- As.soeluilim.1 oi lllylliL-vilh: last "•' nlnhi In Ilu-high school nmillorhmi, 11.10 '' l1 S " ( l ''"'« ll , -,.„..!. Jl ' cl "' ^vision at (he ". MIU- l board meelmg ^loiulny nl«ht, Incltido rc- llrlng of l he more tlinn $106000 Iwndcd liKtebU'dni-.w and t, Cmislrui'llon »f » , lrw f| tf . [Priidf. f|j|,| rlHMiruuin Nr«r,, lilitli nolioul al a rmt of aiiiiriixlimtldy SI28.0IO. Tin- *lrut:(ur« nlsn would Imhnlc ik slmly hall, lllir»ry »nrt offices. fitrnhdiinKii will liii-rrmc Ihl.i i:\|H-i\.H(iiri- l» nt.iiiit SHtmiK) Mr. Rclil mlil. ' ' 2. Arldilloh of six nr» rl*-,t ruoiils to Lang, t tt,\e si-honl. H'llli Hl to CIO Soon to Ask Wage Increases 175-Member Policy Committee to Decide Today on Proposals forelen noiirv ^ nmp MmR ™ Cnlc. which idln* 1 ,,E±J ? rat «' '.» connection will, the U.S.Savings Sales Increqse prcductloh", __ carry-over from 1S46 em the company to fill a greater part of the orders. In announcing plans for the 1048 canning season Mr. Young told the iroup that production would ue increased to 250.000 cases in order to meet the demand Tlie company . contract 1000 acrw in vegetables dining the year, he said, nnd 1500 acre.-; in alfalfa. Vegetable to be grown during 19--8 include lima beans, early June and sweet peas, asparagus, mustard and spinach greens and kale. R. C. Bryan of Osceola. Is president of the Mississippi Valley company, D. S. Laney is vice-president, and Leon Sullivan Is secretary- treasurer, other members of the board of directors aro W. J. Driver Jr.. and Harold ohlendorf of Osccola, o. A Looney of Whitton and Baker Springfield of Carson. r __ r _ _ ^^ y thft jacking of Edward J. plynn. former Democratic National Committee chairman, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt and Mayor William O'Dwyer generally was expected to will. In a predominantly Jewish district. Isaacson and his supporters Including Wallace, pitched their campaign largely on lifting the arms embargo on Palestine. Isaacson also opposed the Marshall Plan, asserting U was in reality scheme ol " Juggling." an "illusion," and nancial shenanigans." "fi- Legionnaires to Provide Quarters for Boy Scouts Members of Dud Cason Post 24 ol tlie American Legion voted to provide a meeting place for the Le- gio!i-5|X>nsoreri Boy Scout troop last night at their weekly nic-"tinz in the Legion Hwt. Pour members oi Troop 31. sponsored by the Legion Post here, appeared at last night's meeting and spoke on Scouting. Marshall Blackard is Scoutmaster of Troop 31. The S:out.<i wl-o spoke last night were Kenneth Hood, Elwin Caldwell Boh ! Coleman and Bob Turner. ! The Legion's baseball program for ! Ihe coming season was discussed at ' the meeting, j 16-Year Regime of Eamon de Valera DUBLIN, Feb 18. (UPi— The 16- year regime of Eamon de Valrra The City Council of the Alpha Alpha Chapter and the Alpha Del- ia Chapter of Beta Si»ma Phi. met . last night at the clubroom in the City Hall to discuss further plans for the tea which will be gi totaled ^tfifiif.aS^ rfeoktifT?'<nirreii., sales well over those for the same period last year, It was announced today by C. K. Wllkcr.ion. slnle dl- rector-of Ihc bond-sclllnj! program. Total snles for the stale during January amounted lo $3,801,113. nearly three-quarters of a million dollars more than the monthly average for I1M1. he said. Pending assignment of band-selling quotas by the Treasury Department, county committees have bee.-l informed that all quoins this year are expected to be higher (linn last year's. Mr. Wilkerson said. Tlie quotas will be announced about. Mar. i. A break-down ot bond -sales in this county showed Ihat $60.567,50 In Series E. $111 hi Series P and M.COO in Series O bonds were sold Irst month. Tola! Scrip* E bond sales for the slate In January was '2,596 M3.50. re-election in the irish parliament. The long rule of the man who has had a n almost continuous grip on the helm of Ireland since its emergence into independence was ended by a vote ol the dail at 5 p.m. As anticipated honoring the Beta Sigma Phi's "Woman of Ihe Year." Mrs. Gilbert Dee Hammock Jr. Mrs. Hnmniock wns selected as "The Woman of the Vcar." by a committee of five Ellythcvi'ltc citizens. Tlie announcement was made Wednesday. Feb. ll. She was very active in civic functions and other activities of 1916 and 194T. Among her many positions she has taken a major part Ihe presentation of the Miss -. imperialists to cut "off Democratic forces abroad. Proppcr supported the Marshall Plan as w-ell as the liniiijt of the arms embargo. The election was a crushing defeat for the Bronx machine bossed b.v Fly mi. Confident, of victory as the polls opened, Flynn had said -We will «-in by two to one." Tlie results were just about Ihe reverse of his forecast. When the defeat of his for-»became apparent, Flyini said: "This election brings home forcefully that those who are opposed; to Communism do not exercise i HARBOUR VILI.E Ky Feb 18 their franchise. This is a deplor-j (UPi— Kentucky 'today' mourned able situation. Regimented Com-, Ihc death Of otic of Its moat color- mumsts vote while those who op- I ful political figures, veteran Con- poseCommunism do not take (he: Rrc.ssman John M. Ilobslon of trouble to do so. 1 hope Ihis clec- I Barbourvillc. I Tiie Republican represeuiallvc re- from the 9th District succumbed . . - •-"- * "..^.. the t to A heart attack ycslcrday in Ihe election as " a real victory over home ol a friend, John H. Pfcknrt bosslsm and machine politic, 1 ;." He' He was 75. Congressman Dies 1st court, heard Ihn truck crash Into the pole. Deputy Sheriff Alken stated, and were Ihc first In reach Urn scene, Tlic truck was demolished he said. ' Mr, Moody's, death Is Mississippi Count)''! seem; ; truffle fatality thta year. Mrs. Uillc D. Moore of Join., cr. who was ; killed Feb. 3 w h«« struck hy a enr-'near Osraoln, wifii the county's first. Native of Vffiuicicire Mr. Moody was Ixn-n In Tennessee and hud lived In Hie Ulyihcvlllc vicinity for approxlmali-lv 40 years At Die time of his dentil he was cngngcd hi farming m-iir Hult Moon. Hn Is survived hy h| s wife, Mrs, Annie Mowiy and five sons. Oar- Innd. Carlos, Robert Ernest and Ilerschel Moody nil of Half Moon• four daughters. Mrs. K t, Colc- nian of UlylJievill,.., violn Moody and Wanda Sin- Moody of Half Moon mid i\frs. Leonard Harris of Joncslxiro: nnc brother, W. A. Moorty of Hlytheville, and two sisters. Mrs Pannlc Overman of Blythcvlllc and Mrs. Alpha Johnson of Nashville Tcnn. Funeral services will ' be conducted tomorrow afternoon nt 2 o'clock nt the Holt Funeral Home Chapel with Ihc Rev, p. H. Jernl- Riiii. pnstor of the Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery oust ii|i|irolliiiittely .1. Kreel. from lli'e hnluiu-e nt funds. » «i-p»r»lc hi-aUin pl.ni Iiiiilillnn In (lie Ontral «r«de whiMil area lo rcpMi:<- Hit jirrxenl unll liu-iileil In the hnlldlnj. Thl» HiK would cost ;in ratlmattil JI9,- IHW ur Ufl^XI. Mr. Kelil tcrinnl Ihr pri-KtM ln.sln> hrnlliijt unit * "fin hararil and incffeclive." 1 Make lurlhrr Improvement to (Vntral jci*iir niMiMil, the Junior lllKli vlnxil mil thr Si-n|,,r lllsh nehoill »s (he hulnni-r uf funils iirnnitlf-d. "Tin problem.'! of llm school dh- (IrivlnK.' 'rlct have Iwim occasioned hy over'•- "- cromfhig nl school facilities and dclorlorallon throimh age o! school property," Mr. Held snld. "Our Iroulile.i," he explained, "slein from an outmoded lax sys- lem." This lux system, he ixilnted mil, limited Ihc tnx-ialslng capao- Hy »f the (ichool district, so Hint iot iivallbale to do more nol tion will serve as a warning, tans Wall-ice, who received the ivcil turns in Tampa, Fla.. hailed Astronomers Report Seeing Plant Life in Primitive Form on Mars Price of Grain Drops Anew On Exchanges a coalition of DC j o', ,V" - >"^"^ 111 "" "' l "<= "'ss —A; Vatera's opponents defeated his bid f n '±"^ 1 l c °!l t « t ^ hi( i i ,!. i5 . s |>°»- f had provided for another term as premier and named John A. Costello, a member of the Fine Gael, opposition party, his place. New York Stocks 2 p.m. slocks: A T and T Amer Tobacco . Anaconda Copper 149 3-1 63 3-4 i Prices Mar. Mav . Chicago. 1:30 p. 341 342b 337 336 335 329 337 Weather £ Eeth Steel 03 3-4 Art >ansas forecast: 31 l--> if art| .v cloudy tonight _ . ** niiv tirr.*- n i..t. j_ »i-- . ChrjsIcr G;n Electric Gon Motors . ...... MtiH^ornerv Ward N Y C:ntra"l Int Harvester ?"-rt'i Am Aviation Ko,;i;blic Steel !!adio Snconj- Vacuum . . Sturicb.ikcr Standard of N J .. Tc.-.-is Corp P.u'K.ir;! U s Sleel 31 7-8 7 ' 8 f toni t 5 " 8 '" the Norlh Fair today, and Thurs- 52 1-2 49 5-B 13 1-8 83 3-d 9 1-2 24 1-2 8 1-8 15 3-4 17 l-« 80 5-8 53 3-R M ° Minimum this morning—4} Maximum yesterday—70 Sunset today—5:46. ' r Sunrise tomorrow—6-42. Precipitation, 24 hours lo T am today—none. Total since Jan 1—8.73. Mean temperature (mlrtway between high and low)—56. Normal mean for Feb—43 t This Date L»s» Year' Minimum this morning—no report. ^Precipitation, Jiin , , o t|ljj dau By O. B. LLOYD Unilfd PrtM Staff C»rrfsponden( MCDONALD OBSERVATORY, MT. LOCKE, Tex.. Feb. is. IU.P.I -Astronomers said today that Ihclr latest study of Ihr. plsnct Mar.? had provided lenlalive evidence Ihat life In a privitive form existed there. Astronomers from the universities of Chicago and Texas got what e. Guests will be members of 1 3clcmls ' 5 callcd ^ "practical closrup" of. Mars early lodai as it whirled both chapters of Beta Sigma t'° »' lth 'n 63,000.000 miles ol the earlh. This is the closest It will come nnd mernners of various civic ! *° earth in two years. +— >cd infra-: :d caps retreat as much as 100 miles day. Indicnllng that they are very sored each year by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. The tea will be held Sunday aft- the Phi . Invitations, it was announced loday CHICAGO. Fl-b. IS. (UP,—'Phe price of corn, wheat nnd oats dropped today at the nation's big grain exchanges. The price decline was a conlfnua- , - wr invc ».„, . tion of yesterday's downward trend , lr |." T°/,"'",,? l ^" rt l "-' i " 1 «C !hc close of trading. But trnders !..,„..-.':. hoO) .' ac "" i « bTC «»« « snld Ihere was no evidence Hint another hlg price break Is In pros- vvlth a hns sum; virtually „ v 11)29 whllti the building dollar has shrunk In Mine from 100 cenls to 51 cents. Mr. Held said. A solution to Ihe Blylhevlllc dis- Irict's li'oubks was seen by Mr. neirt hi the school lax law amendment to be volcd on In November. If passed, this nmcndment will Irae .school districU In Arkansas from Ihe Ill-mill maximum levy and permit dl.sl.ricU to vole any school lax in-cited for operation and maintenance, he explained. New llljh Scliixil Needed Only oilier hopes the Blytheville. riwlrlcl hns of nc-qulring a lilgh school building It needs—and which an architect estimated will cost S400.0MI, without auditorium—are culler through Increased assessments or a voluntary Inx or public subscription. Mr. neid snld (hot this I* be- cnu.w cxlsllng opcratliiR and maln- ioii.ince funds nrr pnltreiy inadequate lo meet Ihe needs of the district Hint the voluntary 10-mlli school levy »•«., p,,t on Ihe clirreiu lax books with Ilu- request that property owners In tlio district pay He estimated Hint (he average home am! personal properly assessment here wilt lolai nbout $1 000 I meaning (Hal the average home- o.vncr pays approximately »lg per j ye«r In school tnj. "We have worn out nnd hnul- Pfd. Masked Gunmen Obtain $30,000 From Home of Banker and Sportsman ABINOTON. Pa . Feb. 18. (UPi — Four masked Kimmcn. v.-carlng gloves, held np Ihe home o( Caleb F. Fox. Jr.. socialite banker and sportsman, last nl-jhl aurt escaped with an estimated $^0.000 In vnl- uablcs West Memphis Publisher Insists Statements True Woman With Communist Paper May Be Deported — - •••• »-«i»»-nng ALiiviy in viiU ()i;ui- et and came lo the conclusion Ihat probably lichen, Ihc hard, moss-like growth found on rocks in the United Stales, existed there. Scientists said they observed green He said Mnrs Is now In the cnlcn- dar phase corresponding to April on Earth. Tlic climate of the planet resembles "Earth at an elevation of 50.000 feel." he added .....v.», u ,,», , t ,, KS announced loony 82-inch tclcscone the »5lrnnnr,^r= I lhj n '"r^'"",^.\"'" r ' "'"" "'** " re vcry JON'ESHORO. Ark.. Feb. 18, I0P> ^M^^craooodncli. president of made^n o:aclh^ ST^ j Sgi^M SS. *'" ""• M^stws^^^dl^ against Crlttcnden County Sheriff Cecil Goodwin which led to the present libel suit against the new:,- papcr owners, Goodwin has asked $10,000 damages in a trial which is being held in Cralghcad Circuit Court, Covighlin. on the stand In his own defense, maintained the (ruth of his slalemcnU that Goodwin knew there was Rambling aolnc on in and around Wrsl Memphis, but added llicrc was no malice in Iliosc Retting what we pay for" Mr" Itfifl d:-r].-i:-e<l. Srliiml I-'|niinct« Hcvii-wcd f-stitnated receipts for Ihc cur- lent school year are $235,168, Mr. Reid staled, and estimated expenditures total $233,603. The rMullIng reserve oi i?.i65 leaves less than a one per cent margin of safety'he pointed out. Of the r.vtlniatcd receipts be explained. $171.071! are earmarked for salaries nnd $26.464 Is set aside for debt service. . Feb. is. (up, _ Phlhp Murray, president of t) lc CIO Unllcd StocLworkcr.1. will makc'pub- Ic today Ihe union's demand for a third po.M-war round o[ *ag« in- ci-ease.5 from "big xletl." Murray refused to say whether lie demands would be on a "dcl- l«f und ccnl.," or percentage basi.,. I he wii g c demands were drawn ">'" »»' executive board meeting enrlier till, week, since then, th. on'a 178-man wage-pollcy com- inlttec has studied the proposals »•'•»»• Mid yesterday thai th« other niirkp °" U ' C c "" mc " lll y « I1( 1 imlon's demand."" " Ot ""^ th * He said he considered the mar- 5Si Wtt 1 " 1 ""«••"'«- OOo'r«i L 'rL Cd1 Pr ' C<: ' * hk " led ^ »"'.- ' C^Ti". coriXlrati! pro " tj> * u '- >g J947 have seriously endangered America,, purcliasinji power Mm-ray said. The CIO mu,^** St r Cr n ,ker W ^'~^^,°; Cl £.. t "^ nl " ld l "»t th! '""He profli* which were M !r cenl »bov« lho« of IM« wh ||, he ID monlhs since the deifh of the OPA. workers ),g v « h.j „' pay 40 jwr cent more for foodstuff, in otlir-r bu»lne« before the com- ml ee, Murray disclosed that tli» National M«ritlme Union has .sited the USW lo organize^ seamen o the '.Great Lakes and thai he rian 'lamed > four-man committee to explore the possibilities." Ht- said n,er e are ,15.000 seamen employed on Ihe Great Lakes moit "f them employed by steel Interest*. Some 2.000 are covered by NMU contracts. Appoimcu i» me committee were William J. Hart. Pittsburgh; Joseph Moloncy. Buffalo; James Hobb. Indiana, anrt Joseph Gcrmano. of thi Chlcaao-Indlana harbor district. 5 fi rrested In i grew during (he summer monlhs. | Dr. Gerard P. Kulper, obscrvalory director, said Ihe spcctrographlc studies also indicated thai weather | conditions Mars probably would — ... New York Cily tor deportation as an alien connnun- isl. the Justice Department announced today. She is a native of Poland. The j support such elementary forms of warrant charges her with beini; al life as lichen, member of an organization advo- "If life (on Marsl exisLs al all eating the overthrow of the gov-i and it seems likely that It docs It emmenl by force and violence. i must be In a vcry primitive form," The arrest was made by FBI| he said and Immigration service agents. . Kuipcr, a 42-ycar-old scientist She was taken to Ellis island In said that the studies Indleated (imt »1,000 bond"""" alKl heW llt!rtcr ,^ ars , 1 "' i ..Polar tee caps "composed Rain is not necessary for Ihclr existence." Scientists believe that tempera- lures on Mars range from a few degrees phove freezing to an cstl- simcmcnis. mated 80 to 100 degrees below zero, Kuiper said. Uclien has been'known lo exist in mounlaln ranges on Earth intfer similar conditions. • 'Hie spectrogrnph through which Kicntists made their study spreads FPC Approves Consolidation Of Gas Firms WASHINGTON. Pel). 18. lU.P.) —Tlic Federal power Commission hns lentatlvely authorized tha merger of the Memphis. Tcun, Natural Gnu Co., and lh«\Ken- tucky Natural Cfns. Co.. Owcus- boro. under the ownership ami management of the Texas aaa Transmission Corp. Texas, a holding company, owns all tile Kentucky's stock and 49.8 per cent of Memphis' common stock. Both Memphis and Kentucky requested that Texas be authorized lo operate their natural gas systems. Interested parlies arc allowed X days to file exceptions lo ths I tentative decision, if a review of .._ j the case I s not Imittated by the Tills leaves, he said. $38.228 [or ""'mission within M days, tht opernliou and maintenance of 12 \ decision becomes final, schools, out of this, the district j The trial examiner In the casa must pay for fui-l. light.?, m.vimmce. I fuuiir) Ihal the merger would save new furniture and equipment, re-! $30,000 » year in expenses and p.ilrs. nnd salaries for Janitors, bus I «>at Ihe public interest would b« drivers and clerks, and many other served hy improved service and expense.-;. Mr. Reid said. possibly a rate reduction. Memphis operates a pipeline from Louisiana through Arkansas and Mississippi Into TcnneAsea where most of the gas is sold to Ihe Memphis Uglil. Gas & Water Division of Ihe city. Kentucky's line runs through Indiana. Illinois. Kentucky and Tennessee and carries gas lo H distribulors. I of water." However, ht wid Iht it* i light 1* reflected, light out Into Its component color .bands and reveals tin; composition of Ihr material from which Iho New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dee. I:.10 p. m. 31S6 3193 31B2 322!) 312S 3115 2937 3954 aeoi MM 3150 3176 3120 3926 38M 3189 In describing the ovcrcrowrlrd cnndilinn-i In Rlythcvillr. schools, M,r- Reid staled thai enrollment* liavp Increased from a total of 2.ICS during Hip I ft.!)-.It wliool year to a cinrciil figure or more tlian MOO. "In ttie next row years, when the present group of small children reach school asc and Blythevllle reaches full expansion, we can expect the school population lo to- lal from 3.500 to 4,000." he salct. "Thr schools already arc seriously overcrowded." he continued. "Sudljiiry is filled (o capacity. Cen- Iral Is slighlly overcrowded. "Lange .school has six rooms with 35 de.sks In each room and now has 49 pupils per room "Harrison Negro school is Ihe mast seriously overcrowded. An av- 3215- erage ot 35 desks per room ore used 3162 by 66 pupils pei- room. 29551 "To try to relieve this, we have 38341 S«« SCHOOLS on Wholesale P,i c * Index On food Stitf Dropping NESV YORK. ]*eb. 18. (UP)—Dun Ac Bradslreet. Inc., today reported another decline In the wholesale price of food, which is now seven per cent below the all-time high reached on Jan. 13. The Dun * Bradstreet wholesule food index, for the week ended Feb. 17. declined seven cents to $6.76 arid compared with the »\l-t(me penlc of raiched five weeks Ago.

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