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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOh. XMV—NO. MO BlylheviUe Daily News Hlylhenlle Herald Blylheville Courier Mississippi Valley ' : »J_E_lSOMiN'kNT NKWSPAPEIl OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MIBSOUKl' 1.1,1-:, ARKANSAS, FU1DAY, SKITKMHKU 12; lil-17 Eastern Arkansas Educator Asks f. T LT i Increases in races Tough Task To Get Better Fuel Pipe for Gas Line Hard to Get, Official Tells Consumer Group By »()» BKOWN U'inled t'rc-ss Stall Correspondent) UTTLE ROCK, Sept. 12. (UP) — Non-avallabllity of natural gas, brought about by a shortage of transmission i>ii)e. was listed today as Ihe major obstacle racing Eastern Arkansas efforts to obtain the fuel. Public Service Commission Chief , ^Engineer Bill Cobb told officers antl "directors of the newly-forme<l-East- ern Arkansas tins Consumers' Association, that their entire efforts arc contingent upon the availability of pas. Cobb tliat the transmission pipe situation "is very tight at tills time," and is improving very slowly. He said that the distribution companies would be willing to serve Eastern Arkansas towns if they could buy gas from any one of four transmission companies. Cobb listed the Mississippi River Fuel Co. line, the Big and Little Inch lines now owned by the Texas-Hasten Transmission Co., and the Memphis Natural Gas line as the three possible sources of natural gas. Handicaps Reviewed The Mississippi Fuel Co., Cobb said, will not be able to supply gas until pipe can be obtained to complete a second line from Monroe, I.a,, to St. Louis. Gas cannot be taken from the Big and Little Inch lines until compressor stations are Installed. Cobb listed the Memphis line a- the most likely source. He explained that Die Memphis firm plans a new transmission line from East Texas to cross the Mississippi River neiu Helena which would make gas connections available on'the Arkansas side. Cobb also suggested the possibility of the Memphis firm's being interested in crossing the Mis pi River on the new Arkansas-Tennessee bridge at West Memphis. Al present the line crosses the rivei in deep southeastern Arkansas and follows the east bank to Memphis. Unity Given Emphasis The group rejected a proposal by Tap Hornor of Helena that n local survey be made after Cobb 'explained that most of the interested companies already know the potential of the area. President John Lynch of West Memphis urged the 22 towns represented to stick together. He said that butane and propane gas dealers already have started to fight the natural gas proposal. Following the general discussion, the gi'oup began work on n uniform franchise which it plans to submit to each city council in the hope that an organized effort will influence one or more of the companies to provide service. Bnrk Mann of Forrest City urged adoption of the franchise. He said he believed the Arkansas Western Gas Co. would be interested in attempting to supply fuel if the franchises could be granted. Assessments Superintendent oi Schools W. ». Nicholson yesterday urged that Hly- thevillc' residents ini'reas:.- their :\.s- sessmi'nts in order lo bring school-, here- a better oper.-Uiii" revenue. Speaking at the wccli'.y meeting of the Rotary Club at Die 'Hotel Noblo. Mr. Nicholson also outlined the high school's various departments and the faculty members heading them. Guests at the mceling were .Joe Martin of Osreoln and I Inch Invin Jewish Camp In Germany SINGLE COPIES FIVB CENTS of Brinkley. Dr. Alfred Vise, rabji of Temple Israel here, WHS inducted as ft new member. Explosion Kills 19 on Transport Sabot-age Feared by Officials Who Invoke Strict News Blackout BELFAST. Sep', 12. I UP) — Medical authentic-, reported today hat 19 crew members of the 17.702- ton BriiMi liner Reina Del Pa:ifi- co died and 35 others were injured n an engine room explosion off tho coast of Northern Ireland. Some of the injured nere not expected to survive. They - were brought to three Belfast hospitals during the night. About 5CQ men were aboard the liner when the explosion shattered the engine room without >var- nir.g late yesterday afternoon. The vessel was being reconverted from loop service fcr Hie j:asscn?er trade. First ciew members to reach tho engine room found dead, dying and injured men lying 1:1 burning heap;;. -I can smell t.u- '.luiinng flesh yet." Fifth Engineer J. £. Norton said. The whit; hv.Vi ot the S!,C03,cco liner, once a queen ship ol tlic South American run, was twisted and blackened by the blast. Tugboats pn'ied her into Belfast harbar. All those coming off the Heiua Del Fncilico were warned by officials not to discuss the disaster pending an official statemun. The imposition of stiff "sccurit.v" precautions gave rise to rumors that sabotage caused the blast. The rumors lacked official ccrrctoration. The liner was on the way to Belfast to be reconditioned for luxury service after years In- military harness as a troop tra'nsnort. Only last Saturday she arrived at Liverpool from Rangoon w'ith 2.003 service men. Police and shipyard officials clamped a news blackout on the Reina Del Pacilico, refusing to dis- , cuss the casualties or the cause of ' Buyer Resistance Grows Across Nation In Effort To Force Prices Down Now in a displaced person:; camp near Luslicck-Kuc:-knil/. Germany, 1 where they were InoiirlH tor MM ceiling, are Jewish refugees returned to Germany alter an unsuccessful nttcingit to enter I'lilcstine aboard the Exodus 1947. Old iiinn, left, rearl their Bible's while an old woman, right, on the verge of tears. Ms on the ctiKc of her bod. (Exclusive Acmc-NIiA liaiiio-Tele^hoto by slafi photographer Al Cocking.) Self Regulation Blytheville Gets Brief Shower Bluntly Ur -ed But S&me Other Areas Soaked On Steel !• lords li'.ythcvillc and vicinity yesterday iilteinoon received a bricl ower that brought only one-tenth of an inch of rain but other parts <;' the state were hit by rains ranging from a hall to more than three mrhc-s. A |in.mU:: cf heat relief was held out. however, by Ihe U. S. Weather Bureau In Little Rock which said temperatures probably i would net ri:;e ulnve CO at any point, in the slate today. Temperatures her.: yostc'day went* — Bowles Soys Public Can Wield Power I11Y UN'I'IKl) PHKSS1 lloi'.s. win-ill inul corn dropped shghlly lodny from ihrlr record price levels us Clik'URo us scattered buyer iTsistunvc nevekipi'd across nation. Egyptians Stone Police Wielding Clubs in Cairo „ CAIRO. Sepl. 12. (UPl—Police- mcn wielding whips and slaves clashed today in the ancient section of Cairo with demonstrators who stoned them a:id shouted denunciations of ihn united Nations security council. The latest in the scries of demonstrations protesting the council s failure to support Kgypfs case against Britain broke out alter noonday Moslem prayers. Huge concentrations of police prevented large .scale noting despite the tense mood of the crowds. Chants of "Long Live the Revolution" and "Down with the Security Council and Imperialist Powers reverberated outside the Alaz- iiar Mosque. In the Malika Farida Square crowds stoned Hie police, who struck back and broke the demonstrators into small groups. Many demonstrators were arrested. Most shops in the area were shut. Army's New Strato-Jct Put on Public Display SEATTLE. Wash.. Sept. 12 (UP) —The Army today roiled a new XB- •17 jet-propelled bomber oul of the Hoeiiw aircraft nlain nnrt for the first time gave the public an idea of what the Riaiil six-cngined plane looks like. Its fixe and lines will make it comparatively easy to recognize provided you clotvi tarry in taking a look as it goes by. AAF and Boeing officials said Ihc rcvoutionary bomber would take to the- air as soon as ground and taxi le.sts are completed. Tests were scheduled lo start loday. The plane, called (he Slnito-Jct has a wing-span of llfi feet and length of 103 feet, making it similar to a B-29 superfortress in size The landing gear is of the tandem type, permitting use of extremely Ihin wings. The gear consists of two double-wheel units which i-etract Into the fuselage, and small outrigger wheels that fold into the In- lx>ard engine nacelles. I1V .1OI1X I.. STKI-l.i: (Uiiitcel Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Sept. 12. HlPi A Senate Small Business .SU'LK-OIII- mittee v;ai-ned Ihe .steel industry's] top loaders today that unless they strive for greater self-regulation, they must expect the sovernment lo become their "traffic cop." Al the same time President U»n- jamin Fairloss ol U. S. Steel Corporation said there was no basis tor charges that the bellwether of the industry had taken a "public-be- tlamncd" altitude in distributing its products. lie said U. S. Steel has always tried to distribute equitably among big and small users, and has planned additions and improve- ' a;m tcdny. 3.10 inches. A' 2.14- ments costing S500.300.000 to ease '""'' doivii|iotir in Forl Smith drove; the current steel shortage. I lnc tcnipcraliirc; from a lop pf^ «Q The Senate subcommittee's isosi-1 degrees 'o a low of Ci'; whilcjj;!! tion was st-ted by iu»'- r.hninu;.f i "K^es Jn Spnrcy ,.b£ou'fht Sen. Edward Martin, R.. Pa" as tlie'""" group met with 15 "blue ribbon" steel executives to talk over the industry's problems. Primarily, the subcommittee is trying to find mil if Ibc industry i.s prexlcieing less than il can. If so, it wants lo know what can be clone to boost production. frcm :i top of L'5 deiures ' - a low duriiii! last un;hl u: 70, .a.^rdin'J to K-berl •!•;. Bljiylock, official WD:Ither obs(:r\-or. Yesterday's rain was Ihc first that has fallen here so far thi-i month hut the resuming moisture brought neither aid to crops nor lasting relief 1:1 ptfl-spirlHR Hlytheville residents. ; Waldion had' the heaviest rain- fa'l,in the 24-hour period ending at irom the• sVaio's'liiRlf ol'•'£.. cnr.Mort-.ible low of G7 degrees. '.*iS • Other rainfall included Hateliff S.C'J inchts. Dard-anelle 1.4G, Batc',- 122. Susar Loaf 1.11. Hot Springs l.CI. Texark.n.a .94, Hare'i- son .73, Liu [p. Ro:k .07. and Fny- clleville .01. Today's forecast: Partly cloudy and slisht'y cooler, scattered tlnin- dershowers loday anci in Southeasl. llorlion tnniijht. Satui'day lair. The hist ruin of more limn half an inch Jell July 18, when .W of :\n inch was recorded. However, additional—but probably temporary — relief for heat- weary Arkansans was foreseen tod.iy p.s scattered thunderstorms were expected by the U. S. Weal her Ilurean ill-lilt,!!! Rock to bring slightly cool- [leralures over the slate. ir inp.ximimi temperatures re- to tho Weather Bureau m Rock were: Monticcllo nil, Bateavillc 07. Texnrknnn and Liltle Rock B5, and Port Smith M. The minlrmun readings ranged from 70 at li'iythcville to 77 at Fort Smith and IJatcsville. the explosion occurred while she was seven miles off Copland Islands, a tiny outcropping about four mik-s of the County Down-coast. Bridge Contract Delay Expensive For Taxpayers MEMPHIS. TENN.. Sept, 12. (UP' —The Memphis and Arkansas bridge Commission sa:d today thalj which .ic'r'ce'ls"'in'the I'l'rcseni'sys- round lable talks with this statement: "Those of you who know me, knoxv that I am a strong advocate of the American free enterprise system... But I want it to function wilh proper regard for the public interest... tf evils like the slecl prey market, and other abuses which have developed, and similar lackelccnm; in other lines of business do not end. don't be surprised when Uncle Ham moves in as a traflic CO))." lie (old Ihe conferees Hi:;! Ibis Koal was "to seek by free and frank discussion a mi'tliml liy thc new: Mississippi River bridge here would be completed as soon as possible at a cost of S13.3-I7.001. Tiic commission, which accepted bids yesterday, said the low bid for the steel superstructure of the bridge totalled $1.1305,885, :in increase of $1.345,696 over one rejected two years ayo. The commission said a. contract would be let lo the low bidder Harris Structural Slcel Co.. Inc.. New York—on Sepl. 17 after an investigation of the lirm's financial soundness and engineering. Tlic Arkansas and Tennessee highway commissions derided that the bridge should ije completed because of frccjueiit traffic tie- ups on tiie present bridge. The Arkansas commission was ~to receive bids today in Little Hot-ton nine road and bridge proj°cts totaling Sl.fi03.OiO. The proposed road construction will be in Chicol. Lafayette, and Baxter Countirs, white bridges are planned for Pulaski. Bradly, Marlon, Madison. Lawrence and Green-- counties. Negro Fined for Failure To Yield Right-of-V/ay Isaac Holmes. BlylheviUe Negro was lined S->0 and costs in funi ' ripal Court this morninj on T charge of failing to yield the right of way that grew out of collision about two miles South of here, last night between the truck he was driving and n rar driven by iNfrs. Anna Kohn of Hayti.. Mo The decision was appealed :U id a bond of SlOO set. According lo officers and testimony In court this morning. Holmes Mopped the Southbound 'truck he was driving to let other cars before making n left lurn. After letting three approaching cars pass, he began Ins turn ai, Mrs. Kohn was coming North The Impact resulted in heavy damage to the front of the car and the right front side of the truck, officers said. Mrs, Kohn tried to .stop officers said, and skid marks of car 29 yards in length were measured. Holmes was unhurt while Mrs. Kohn and a passenger, a Mrs. Johnson or Hayti, receiving minor cuts and bruises. tern of supply anil distribution may br corrected.'' The subcommittee conceded frnnl:- Iv that it wanted industry's view:; on the allegations made yesterday by Hie United Steelworkers iCIO'. Union officials charged that steel was holding back to two-thirds of its present capacity, and should instead bo expanding bryemil Us present production limitations. Martin .said the investigation to date had uncovered a drfinite- "i:iey market" in steel, "a virinns condition." What does the industry propose to do about it, lip asked. "The American people do not object to bigness," he .said, "so Inng as it i.s used tor better service and to improve our way e»f life." Three Motorists Forfeit Municipal Court Bonds Scientists Delay Ice Bombardment Of Hurricane Off Coast of Florida N. Y., Sept. 12.+ lUF'i— Genetal Electric scientists said today preparations were not yet comple'tc lor dry ice "bombard- mc:it" ol a hurricine now r moving in toward Hie Florida coastline and that Uic experiment will be postponed until a later storm. They .said Hint, tr.l.-re .still is "V-ienty n| work" to be done on a B-17 ;:lane hrre with whi.^h it js hov>rd te> break up hurricanes. Plans call lor Hying a ".seeder" plane above a storm to drop dr.- 1 ice into the clouds, causing a heavy rain or snowfall and thus scatterirv; the sv.-irlln,! mass of air in a hurricane. "Since arrangements for the hui | ricane seeder test arc not yet com| Irtete. (he U-H plane here will not i b:' l.blc lo pel into operation durir.: I (lie. li!e of U-.e curre-ier, storm." Nav.el i Commander Daniel Re>: .said al \\v: I General Electric; laboratories. i R<:< said thai, when the first srcc!- ! ien; < x;vrimcnt is made "our prin- i rip:;I aim v.:l| be to get to the luir- i licaur- \\\u\,< it is jet yaucig -,ma ] not l;:]ly doy-Iopcd.' 1 ' I:/, c n lhoii»li this storm may run for a while." he said, "there would n;>t be much point in a'- !emp:in<: the screhin:.s. even tl-.ou^ii ^'.e wi-rr- rc-aely at. Hie tim<:." Vm.-cnl S.'liaeler. originator • tho dry ico cloud bombardment .saic: that 'we are not gon-.i: lo ' Ten Firemen Overcome by Sulphur Fumes anything with this particular Three motorists forfeited bonds in storm." Municipal Court till:; minnin;: on traffic law vinlalion charges and a fourth appealed a SIS line lor speeding. D. U. Abbott was fir.mcl gliiilv of speeding and fined $r>. lie 'was granted an appeal to Circuit Court. A $50 appeal bond wa.s set. The oilier traflic cases today included: Jack Trimblr. driving while: West under the uiniience of intoxicating liquor. SI.V25 bond forfeited: Is.iac 'The plane is :i:>t ready to i:» >ct." he s:iid. "Tflere is plenty of woik lo be- t can't .say wlKU it might be ready." ro.stprjnr.-mem of I he test canm "S the \Vcatlirr I":ireau :H Sau Juan. Puerto il'.cn. iccatcd the renter of the c-urivni hurricane teO eiiit.s ea>r of Datninica, Indies, ::ii<( a.buut 2.200 miles Ea.-l r>f M-iiiai. ATLANTA. GA.. Sepl. 12. IUPI — At least 10 fireme:i were overcome early today in fighttne a spcetacular downtown warehouse fire almost rivaling In intensity the Dec. 7 Winccoff Hotel holocaust. Estimates of the damage ranged as high as Sl,5CO.C09. The seven- alarm fire was brought under control alter most of Atlanta's fin: fighting equipment raced to the scene. 'Billowing smoke Irom burning chemicals hampered firemen. The fire started in a one-story shed and 1:> riding-platform adjoining the Peaslee-Gaulberl Corp. nnd WriRlil Co. ImildiiiK. It qiiicSly to the main live-.story offic:: and warehouse building .serving th'! two companies. Firemen kept the: bla?." Irom spreading lo the Sear.s-Hoelnirk Co. | ictail sales v.'arelionse- M-piiratcd by >! | only u fcw r teet !re>m the I'caslct:- -. \ Gau.hcrt-Wrighv l)ni.din:!. Tons of Mllpher stored in the basement became ipnited lu-'.'ouiu- ing for the heavy u.ll of firemen incapacitated by the .smoke. the drains rienllminl yesterday's (Uiwiiivnnl (rend on HiV Chh-ni;» Ilnanl (if Trade. mid i-lmrllr before the cliisr May , .11 te fulnrcs wen- off tin- cluhl-ccilt lllllll for a -dn K lc day's Ir.ufliii;. Snilcinncr wliral, where nlirii|il rises rc- ccnlly Jliiv,. paced Hi,, iniirkel, w:'s ilowii to within livo cents of the [lay's Inn- limit, selling al SJ.GIiiy, n ImslH'l. f : omo of the enrly decline was at- ti-lbuled lo Increased maij'ln rc- qulLi'meiUs ninumni-ctl by the board yesk'tdiiy. Hoi;:;, which ail nil-time hiiih of S3B53 per hundred poimd.i lit Chicago's huge. Union .Slnckyards yertcrdiiy, npeucd 25 to 53 cents lower loday. At llssrx, C'iniii.. ('lic.sler lltmles, feiimc-r head ol <I1'A, pit-illeied public: resentment would furrcs lilsh iirlcc.-i Into line, as It did atlcr Wmlii \Var I. "It Is hlKh time Hint tin- current aveniKe Atnrrlcan li.mily which hn~, sill force! so dnistli.-ally luim infln- llonary prk-cs In Hie lust 15 monllis rcwic up on Its hind tega mid said 'we've had enoui;li, " Howies mild. At I'ervy, N. Y., Village TruslM Paul Ncfr, proprietor ol the Vil!;i!;r moat market, ndViMl.sed In the lo- jal newspaper Hint iw would accept new nullos. refri|:enitois, automobiles or pianos "as down payment on on-: poiiiul of meat." He .said so far lie; was nil old L'i'iiinapliniie, as irarl payment on n p»rk chop. Housewives, alarmed at the steady rise In prices, determined 1:1 ciiul lalkin gabout lil({h juices and do something about tlicm. L,nb-jr unions In many parts ol the coun- | try Rot behind the housewives. The i Idea of forcing prices down ciuiBhl on rapidly. The buyer reslrttuncc developed alone two lines-. out.' old. the other n(;w. The) first was sin old method: lighten the belt aii't refuse to buy anymore than absolutely necessary. ndivkhxil hou.iewlvi s boomed this methnil with chain phone culls, urir- neighbors lo ti-j up their jiurso strings. The second methon was new. It wns tin; format Ion of cooperatives by buyers, usually sponsored by un- lon.i. Their plan iilmed nL ehmlnae.- middle-man profits. They bought In bulk, anil solel loyd at cost, One way or the. oilier, the nverngc iiinn nppeared determined to halt. runaway i>ricr.i Hint .spii-alled up. :ip, and up. Union officials in IX'troil slartod the cooperative movenn'iil. HUL an ofiicial ol Hie St. Louis consumer lee'.cmllon souncicd the keynote. "When consumers tried buyers' strikes against meal, butter and milk they seemed lo be inclfcctive, 1 ' he said. "'I hey did not prevent an Jilt re:i. i :c : .n Ihoso prices when cell- ings were lifted. Cooperative huyhe; rather Ihnn a buyeir's slrlkc proli- ab!y is the best hope for pullin;; lili'li prices down." Chief is One Up On Fellow With Lantern Seeking an Honest Man WH1IEVILLK. N. C., Sept. 12 lUI 1 ) - - Police Chief William Ferrell relleeled loduy Hint Dasil W. Kejiiunn of Sanlord wns one of Hw most honi'st men ever lo visit Whltevllle. S'.-ymour bnutlht n lank, of gas here and forgot to pay for tt. Alter he got Inek lo Sanfcml, he wrote lo Chief I'Vn-oll nnd enclosed tho memoy and a detailed mnp showln: where he K ol the ens. He aske,l llu- chief lo take crn-e ol il for him, I'Vncll was glad to oblige. He owned the station. U.S. Delivers Stern Protest To Yugoslavia Government Shies Away From Controls II) HUTU OMKINKR (Hulled I'ress Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Sept. 12. (UP) aovinnmcnt officials today shied away fi-om proposals to revive compulsory food controls. But they Indented that voluntary rationing may be necessary If Europe Is to net substantial supplies o f food this winter. In the (ace of shrinking United &ta!os food production prospect-i President Truman's advisers at tho tjiiue. Agriculture nnd Commerce department,, WC] . D desperately exploring ways to assure n high level of exports without upsetting tile domestic economy. , OJerstcr l>avls, member of a six-rial government committee on inri'lsn aid, bluntly put Into words yesterday tin allernatlviV that officials have discussed privately fur sumv weeks. ItiU na <l"ii. bo said, socm must choose lirtwcni viilunlary reduction of meal coie-umutiori or rt-lnstate- nx'iil al BOi-crnment controLs. Europe already has been warned Dial u. S. grain shipments will be reduced belo*- lust year In view of a 75l),Ul)0,000-bushel drpp In American grain production. WASHINGTON. Sept. 12. (UP)—' The United stales Ims protested "vigorously" to Yugoslavia against "umvarriintod detention and maltreatment" of m-liish nnd American inintnrv personnel, the Stale ncparlincnl, announced loday. The |;n>le,st was delivered In note form by u. s. Ambassador cavend- ish Camion al Hnlgrade lust nl^ht. The note revealed that Yugoslavia still holds two U. S. personnel and .seven officers and men. I-'ivt- otlir-r llrHlsh rinemen, detained by the Yugoslavs but since returned, had "siiWcreKl sci I0u;i maltreatment." the stale department said. ^ LI. O. |.,u^u.,u .....I 111,,111; VJII ' . ,. . .,. , recommendation of Lt. den John! i cltllcr l»'notlcal or possible. C. II. supremo allied' com- ./- ce .''e!ary of Commerce W. Avercll mnmtar In tlie Mcdllerriincnn and A Ki'lculture Department officials Sllltl "• would be a "conservative" <-™">nlo that exports would be reduced II) per cent. They said the " ro l' uilghl ho more than 20 |>er ecia ll > "'c absence of price or ol- '"cntion restrictions in this conn- U 'J'- Few ofllcinls, however, consider protest was made on '!'"? lw ," |1(i lollcw a) of wartime con- tlltl'Cforc responsible for British as well us American personnel. The American ambassador In Yugoslavia wns instructed to demand immediate release of all U. S. and Hrltlsh military personnel now held by Yuijosla-vla. Lewis Ignores Affidavits in New Labor Act Louisiana Man Huri in Crash on U. S. 61 at Joiner In Washington, 'lie U. S. Weather Roberts, IHJ tail liijlit. sio bond lor-I nnn-rin .said Ilier': was a chance Icited: -and John Buinm. improper I :hc Kalllc !:::> M..-,souri, use of license. .$30.25 bond forfeited. In Municipal Court yesterday. Hubei! Goe>riman forfeited a $15 bond when he failc-U lo appear lo answer a charge .speeding New York Stocks ~:30 ]l.m. Slock A T ec T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper ... Chrysler Montgomery Ward N Y Central North Am Aviation .. Republic steel Radio .yocony Vacuum Htudcbaker Standard of N J Texas Corp Packard rarryi",' T J rcsicIci:t 'Irumari home Irom f?i-3 cU- .Janeiro, might run into tlit* Movm. However, forecasters said it was too early lo predict arruralclv whether and where the storm would t:rcs.s the palh of :.'ie huge battle- tho The ban Ji:-jn advisory said storm carried winds up lo 7o miles per hour ai:d wj;i moving Wcs'.- ' | Northwestward - pointed at the ;, _ 8 | N'ort'n American innmlanrt at abuul 13 milc.s per hour. . r >" 3-4 14 1-4 B :i-8 50 1-8 'If, lii !-8 20 1-S 7-t 3-4 GO 4 7-C N. Y. Cotton high Ma r May July Oct. Dec. open . 3164 . :iH9 :iot>7 3185 3170 SOlifl 3186 3170 lenv 3128 3111 3033 3149 3131 Spots dosed 3237; down 0. close 3N3 3121 304J 3162 3113 Texas Co. Reduces Price Of Gasoline in 9 States NEW YORK. Sept. 12 eUPl — Texas company today nniiotniC'd a cut In ils gasoline and oil products over a nine-slate area -to meet the compclilivc prices ol Jersey Standard." 'Ihe cut ranges from one half- cent a gallon for gasoline to four- tcnths of a cent a gallon for light fuel oil. The exact reduction. 11 was explained, will vary wilh tho locality. This action by Texas Co. apparently presaged .similar moves on the part of other marketers in the area. States covered by lhc Texas Co. <.;it arc New Jersey. Delaware. Maryland. Virginia.. West virglnli. Norlh Carolina. Houlh carolin.i, Arkansas. Louisiana, and the District of Columbia. Soybeans CHICAGO. Sept. U. (UP.) — Soybean quotations: Open High Low Close Nov. .. 332'-j 332'i 323Vi 323'-jA-X Mar. . . 3MB 333 324 32M-X (X-Limil) A L'jui.siana. man transporting Ins family of nine, apparently to pick collnn in this area, is in fair condlllon in Walls Hospital loday rcci-iving treatment tor injuries Mtffeicd wi:en a milk Iruck iieiir^ pulli'cl by another tnu'k ,sn:ipped us lov; attachment and crashed into his car nc:\r .lo.ner. He is R. I!. Heninj:. who was reported by a hospital attendant as in "fair" condition but having had a "pocr " D'tails coa- ecriiiiit,' his injurie'.s v;erc not il\ailable at. noon loday. Other (lassonBcrs in his inST Oicvrolft coach, mostly children,, reeievcd minor injuries and were not admitted to Itu; hni.pital, officer?, reported. nlthoiiKh I he car in which ihcy were riding was nearly demolished. The Dedgc panel Iruck being lowed and Mr. Herring's c.av were heavily damaged, oiliceis said. 'Ihr truck was beinir lowed by a Iruck driven by Maxe.v Hudson of SI l,otli.s A trailer towc;! by Mr. Herring's ear and filled with household goods was overturned and ils contents scattered over the highway. The accident occurred one mile j-cutli ol Joiner. No arrests were made. CHICAGO, Sept. 12. (UP) — John L. Lewis, chief of the United Mine Workers Union, bus decided to order UMW officials not to sign anti-Communist affidavits as required by the Tad-Hartley Lal»r 1 Law, 11 was learned today, j The decision Is blocking action by the American Federation of Ln- 1 bor executive council on the at'i- davlls. according to persons closer lo lewis. President William Green of the AI-'L had expected to announce the executive council's decision on signing of the non-Communist oJ- tidiivlls at a news conference today, but he disclosed during the noon reeess of the council mceling thai a scheduled ncw.s conference had been postponed until 5 p.m. H wns learned that the council was in hcalcri debate over the .signing cf the affidavits which union officials must sign under the new labor law to signify that Ihcy i are not communists. I IvCAis was said to lie against I complying wilh that phase of the law because he felt the UMW "had 1 long been known for il-s anti-Coin- ' munlst altitude" and Hint the! .signing of the affidavits was not iieces.-'-ary. If lewis holds out. lie will lorcc the executive council lo poslixmc action on the issue and to let it ride until the San 1-Vanclsco convention. Harrlmnn said rationing probably could not be reinstated in time, to help Europe this year. Other government spokesmen pointed out that neither Congress nor the public Is likely lo be receptive to renewal or drnstic restrictions. On Capitol Hill, Sen. Scott Lucas, D, HI,, snld he. did, not favor' a' return to general price controls but that some sort of regulation was Indicated on grains. Shun Voluntary Profniin One nllcrnalive to compulsory controls would be so-called voluntary rntlonlng — appeals to lhc public lo conserve food and go I easy hi buying scarce commodities ami lo farmers to use less ejra ; n | for feed. ' ! IBut officials nre doubtful as to t the effectiveness of a voluntary 1 program. The public, they said, H still hung.iry for meat and Ins the money to buy It. As for urging farmers lo cutback livestock feeding, they snld: "With eggs a dollar a dozen and butter and beef a dollar a pound, what would you do with your grain if you were a farmer?" One of the most alarming prospects of the tightening food situn- Hon to officials here Is the steadily rising price ol grains at the market place. They snid this inevitably will lead to higher food prices for Americans and further twists in the inflation spiral. In addition, it means a further shortening of the value of foreign dollars available for food purchases In this country. BlythcYille Contractor Bids Low on Levee Job LITTLE ROCK. Sept. 12. (UP) — S. .). Cohen of Blytheville apparently was low bidder on levee con- Mruclio:! on the Arkansas River in Ihe McLean Bottom Luce District ol Logan County, thu U. S, Engineers .said here today. Cohen's bid was Loborites Win In Liverpool But Margin Narrows LIVERPOOL, England. Sepl. 12. fUPi— The Labor Party's record of winning every parliamentary by- election since its landslide in 1915 remained intact loday. but ils margin over Ihe Conservatives in the latest balloting was down sharply. The first test of strength between the Conservatives and Lnborites since the economic crisis under the laljor government became critical ended wilh both sides claiming a moral victory. Laboritc A. B. Irvine squeezed by with an edge ot 1,953 voles in the Edge HIV1 district of Liverpool yesterday over Conservative J. R. Bev- tns. The lale Dr. R. Clothcrow, La- botitc member of Commons whose seal was being filled, won by a majority of 6.039 in 1945. The vote in the predominantly working class district was Irvine 10,827. Bcvins 8,874. Sir Hubert Young, Liberal. 910: D. Olpson. Independent- Labor. 154, and C. Foster, Independent. 43. The minor party candidates drew such scant attention that the election shaped up almost wholly as High School Paper Sets Speed Record With First Issue Breaking an nil-time recqrd. v \vith rpecd in publishing the - first Issue of lhc 1047-48 "Chickasaw." BlylheviUe High School' newspaper, after the opening of school,. this year's staff had published their first paper and were making plans for a second one today. - . Three days after school opened on Monday, Editor Dorothy LUrn. with the aid of Charles McDaniel. associate edilor, Sue Crafton. business manager. Kathryn Martin, Shirley King and sponsors. Miss Betty Boyd nnd Robert McGrnw, had issued papers for Ihe enlirc student body. The four-page issue included 'all the sections of a school newspaper and carried stories and pictures about Ihe Student Council, officers of the organization, pictures of senior class officers, an enrollment story, a picture of Hie 1G17 cdilion of lhc Blythcvlllc Chicks and a story about their first football game nnd many other slcrics revelant to the opening of school. When school opened. Editor Him said: "We're going to have ft paper in three days this year." "It's Impossible," was the general reaction nf people who know how busy students arc the first of 'school nnd how much work. goes.- : ;into printing a ncivspa|>er. But'; threi days later, they were reading "The Chickasnsv." Weather ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy «id slightly cooler with scattered ftlfr.f.rjnr m, ••"" "-•••l'»-*> v.f ......uau nllv*IJ- tla _ . jHij,287.Jj. The engineers' original a lesl between the Conservative nnd I thunder-showers today and in •oiitK- was $MO,0!6. ' Laborite candidates. least nortlon tonight. Saturday .Mr.

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