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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLIV—NO. 279 Blyttievtllc Courier Blylheville Dally Nevri Mississippi Vallcv Leader Blyiherllta Herald .Hi-. DO.MlNAN'l MWSi'M'tilt ul. NQIfniKAS'l ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISibOUKI BU'THKVIU.I.;, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, KKBKUARY 20, TWKI.VK PACKS President's Talk Fails to Restore ^Harmony in Party By BOB BIIOWN (Unilcd Hrsss Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Feb. 2fl. (I).I'.)—About M rebellious IK-JiiorraU from 11 Southern states today approved a resolution u-arning President rniman tlmt lie is jeopardising the Democratic Tarty by Insisting on civil Huhls legislation, The Southerners also authorised apiioliitment or ft committee to work with the Southern governors conference In opim- lltlon to Mr. Truman's proposals for anil-lymhiiig, antl.poll tax, and antl-dlscrimlnalkm legislation. By I.Vl.E O. WILSON United Pre*s Staff C'orresiJcmdertt WASHINGTON, Kcb- 20. (U.P.) — Southern protests against President Truniiiii's civil rights program continued to explode today aflcr a Jefi'er.son-Jiicksou Oiiy celebration in which he avoided the issue hut failed to restore party * harmony. | Angry Southern i summoned YoungDemocrats Get 'Token' Only Arkansas Leaders Unhappy Over Action Of State Committee LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Arkansas were admittedly ,..,, today over the treatment handed tliem by the state central commil- congi-esfouen -- protest meeting here tor 11 a.m, in hope of rallying I enough bargaining power to make Mr. Truman brick down somewhat | from his civil rights proposals. Hop. ! William M. Colmer. o., Miss., -sold ihewould net on a t evolution wftrn- Clnf* party leaders not to include them in this year's campaign platform. Blasts Kepublieans _ In his Jefferson-Jackson speech I last night the President blistered I the Republican-controlled Congress •"'•iwith a charge of imfitne.ss Lo meet, °* [ its responsibilities in these times was judged to be 05e Wh ° V - >l pla.i appropriations. crml- trlm That . I will involve the White House and • •ThPU If rf 8e P- riiey asked for adequate "reprc- ; Marshal filiation on the Arkansas delega ton to the National Democratic Congress in still another livelv ar- Convcntion in Philndclphin InlgumetU rn^'nt^r" 1 ^-',', 105 ' g0t %VilS °" e fci '- ; " -Truman is B eUinK away from icscnUtivc— llenry woods of Tex- j It all today for a sca-and-sun vucn- arsana. president ot the stale or- t ion in the Caribbean and Florida. 8a w" 1 H°"H •> ^ He told lhe SlOO-a-plate dlnqrs Woods descried h--s appointment last night that conditions were "Thnv rnulrt e '' tU f e ' ' •, '°° gl ' aVe '° PUt a11 'SO'atlonisl. ill naJ^T- V UStMBS CBSll> ' havc the Wllitc Housc ' The President of \ir,r ^ ' atha " G0rd °" : m ' l « M have " lflde tnc Jerferson- . of Morrilton as a delegate Irom His , Jackson show le occasion lor for- congreKronal district", Woods de- I mally announcing his own presi- ciarcd. "He -is a Young Democrat ! dcntial candidacy but he withheld and yet would be acceptable to the other members of the party.' that for some late date. His address was interpreted as a Woods said that the executive plea to independents and progrcs- commiuec of the youth group I sive Republicans to team up with would meet early in March and [the Democrnls this year. But lie probably discuss the matter, (made no direct niemlon of Henry As was expected Gov. Ben Laney'A. Wallace's third party bolt. w *; s . nB ^«:* del *8»t» *t lw«e aiidj On the Democmti..; front party P;?Q* r SW-Tsni f.he$^^hei.-;Artmr-«5 ba'rhw: 1 .;.* was j.i..:^ ;^: ; .^ly here and UL-ICgSllOll, *• .'••-<••''• ~'. r; v - ; .JT'H ^"*~ r - • -• • ' — ... Other' delegates at large, were U. S. Sen. J. William Fulbrlght, U- S. Sen. John L. McClcllan, Ar- tliur Adams of Jonesboro, Mrs. .Jack Games and Dr. R. B- Robins fcof Camden. Mrs. Carroll Johnston of MorrtUon aiid " B T. Pooks ol Cainden. Alternates included Harold Sadler and prank Pace. Sr., of Little Hock, Mrs. R, p. Manley of Fort Smith, Mrs. Rudolph Hitter of Jonesboro. Mrs O. E. Wcstfall of Camden, James M. Crnin of WU- hon. Howard Clayton of Arkansas City and Wood. City's Government Fast Becoming A Big Business Municipal Judge Graham Sud- bliry spoke on the history of Blythe- vlllp and Mississippi County at the weekly meeting of the Rotary club yesterday noon in the Hotel Noble He concluded his talk by stating that the job of running the city of Blylheville wns "big business" and that business men should take a keener interest in city affairs William Lawshe, William Wyatt, John Hayes and Monroe Crain were inducted as. new members Gue.sts included Harry Roese of Bemidji. Minn., and Lioyd Koontz ^unior Rotarian. Buyers Start Big Rush When Memphian Offers Meat Counter Bargains MEMPHIS. Tcnn.. Feb. M. (UP) —Grocer Ixmis Montesi'.s customers hradrd straight for the meat counter loday attracted by bacon at 39 cents a pound, fryers at 19 cents"Xo. I'm not giving the stuff aw.iy," Montesl said. "I'm nol Santa. I'm making a profit." Montcsi's profit on the bacon amounted to one cent a pound For fryers his clear profit a fi c r storage charges wa.s three cents a pound. Montrsi's two stores with 14 tra - ploycs were hanriline three limes lhe HMlal number of customers, "People conic in for b.icon and fryers and buy oilier things," Mon- lesi said. "Volume of .sales go up so much lhat we make mor e profit." :lsc«rhci-e. There was emphatic ^vf dcnce of bitterness against the administration al the dinners in the South. More than half the 8oO dfncrs in Little Rovk, Ark., walked out when Mr. Truman's spefrh beejan «n the loud speakers. Virginia's Sen. Harry K. Ilvnl told diners in Ittchmoinl Unit Mr. Trunuin's civil rights proposals would per- iuil an abuse of governmental power which could 'lead to dlc- lalorshtp." ' A tlelcgation of five South cni go^enior.'j is (hie hurt Mondny for a civil rights showdown with Chairman J- Howard McGrath of the Democratic National Committee. Gov- Ben Lancy of Arkansas, u'ho will be one of the conferees, said he was not prepared to advocate a Southern break with the party pending further efforl.s to reach an understanding. A lot of Southern statesmen, some of -Ahom may have laid their $100-or-more on the line, failed to SCR DEMOCRATS on Tape 12 I French Premier Asks Ousting of Commie Demand PARIS. Feb. 20. ' UP)— Pri-imcr Robert Schuman toda\ asked for a, vote of confidence in the National Assembly on a Communist demand for the repayment at once of all recently blocked 5.000-franc notes. Jacques Unclo.s, Communist par- | ty .secieUuy. .submit Led to the it A- j .scrub!y a bill ca-lling lor lhe hn- j mediate repayment of all tiote-s j which the French recently turned in to banks. So far tlie face value of the notes withdrawn from circulation hau: been repaid only on a basis of five of them for each depositor. Scnuman called on the Assembly to throw out the Communist demand for immediate discussion. Tlien he announced he woutd_st?«ce the life of his government o:\ assembly rejection of the Communist demand. Truman Departs For Vacation in Caribbean Areas President to Visit Puerto Rico and Also Virgin Islands By Mrrrlnuin Smith Untied Press Sliiff Correspondent WASHINGTON. Pel). 20.— President Triiimin, proclaiming Ittm.wlf "happy," flow South today for a two-week Caribbean ami ' Florida vacation with n new pilot at the controls of tile presidential plane., Mr. Truman will make twicc- deterred visits to Puerto Rico and llic Virgin Islands and will spend 10 days rclnxlnt; in the .sun a I Key West. Pin. Will] members of Ills stuff, the President took of.' in ihe "Sacred Cow" Ids flying White House at 10132 a.m. EST. He Is scheduled 'o la nil around 3:30 p.m. at the Bocn Cliiea Naial nirba.se outside Key West. Mr. Truman's lakeoff was scheduled (or 10:25 a.m. but lie had to wait several minutes while commercial nir liners landed. Secretary of Slate George C. Marshall hcndrd a group ol President's official family members who saw him ofl. Reporters nsked the cheer fui anil siniliiig Mr. Truman If h, hart any. parting message.. He snid non whalever. adding: "I'm Jusi as happy as 1 can be.' To San Juan Tomorrow At the Sacred Cow's controls [o: the first lime with the Prcsiden aboard was Lt. Col. Francis \V. Wil liams. Williams, a veteran aviatoi succeeded Col. Henry (Hmikl My ers a.s Mr. Truman's persona) pilot Myers, however, went along 01. the Key West trip. He has been "breaking in" Williams on Hying the presidential plane. Williams said lie was "a little oil cxvtied about flying the President ot the United Stales." But he said "It's just a routine flight; the weather looks pretty good all the way." A smooth flight was predicted for the five-hour trip to KeV West. Mr. Truman will spend toniglil .it Key West and fly early tomorrow to San Juan, P. R. Gov. Jesus T. rincro, the ' first Puerto Rlcan to govern the island, has a day-long schedule of tours and official functions planned for the President's entertainment. • Behind Mr. Truman's Caribbean trip Is his desire to see all of thus country's possession! .while in ol- fice. Ultimately, he hopes to make similar visits to Alassa and Hawaii. Mr. Truman is Ihe fourth president to visit the island and the historic 400-year-old La Ponalcza. the castle in San Juan which has served as official residence of Spanish and American governors since 1533. Holiday rrocliiimcit Mr. Truman will have with him a well-versed authority on Puerto Rico — Fleet Admiral William 0. Leahy, chief of staff to the president and governor of the island from August, l<)3fl to November, SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Arkansas Democrats Walk Out When Truman Begins Address U-ITLK IJOCK, Ark., Feb. SO. (Ufi-U. S. Attorney General Tom .lark last night described President Truman lo disturbed Arkansas IJemo- •ralic leaders as "the world's best hope" and as the ftrsl limn to offer * •eallxtic program lo protect the American w»y of life. After Clark. • native Southerner from Texas, appealed for pnrlv mily. more than hnlf Ihe BM» guests made «n orderly «xll from Ihe Jai-kson-JelTorson day dinner as President Truman's nationwide broadcast was turned into the loud sjteaker system. Their quiet walkout was In protest of Mr. Truman's outspoken civil lights proposals of untl-poll lax. lUUl-lynchlns and null-segregation. * Thr, slate's major democratic !cartcr s remained at Uif «ix>nkeis table, ciov. Hen I-aney refused to comment on the withdrawal but smiled hroadly as Ihcy filed out, lli'forc the ['resident's speech. Hie guesls voted on whether lo send the proceeds, estimated at $10.000 to the national committee or lo hold It In Arkansas. On a i, Hiding vole. Dinner Clialrman U. A. I.lle o( IJllle Rock declared a tie and said the central committee wnuld decide w'hat lo do with the money. It was l.auey who had suggested lli.it the mimey be kept In Arkansas. Hull U Tlircatenril Earlier yesterday, the still]. Central IX'miicratlc Conunlltee unani- monly appro\vd a resolution thrcal- cntllg lo bolt the parly unless na- German Countess Recovers Jewels Counter- Intelligence Men in Army Forced To Give Up Souvenirs Ky Hubert ttxcgt-r PITS* St;iff rnrrrsponclonU . Feb. 20. lUI 1 ) — Army coLmtrr-intcUiycncc tu«'fits file-lied (is ".•xnivenh's" of lioDnr.s worth of jew- S. clry from the widow of a German count who helled mnstcr-mind the bomb plot against Adolf Hitler in 1044, nrmy .sources reported today. 1'art .of liu- loot wa.s recovered in the 1 United Sti\tc.s i\utl now is brin t; ret timed lo the Count tvss Nina, \vifio\\- of Count Clniis von SlauffetilierR, He was executed in (he blood bath which followeri the attempt on Hitler's life. 'l'h e missing trcnsihe wn.s valued fit some $250,000- It Included pearls. cnienilcJs. diamonds, rubies, nmc- thysl.s niid sapphires. But only H purl of it will be returned, because the OeslniX) dtil some lootltig it.scll before the Americans arrived, nc- corchng to the report from Army sources. American officials here did nol know precisely how much was re covered in the states matter ... .... got then? from Germany Nine agents of the Army's .super- secret CIC were rei>ortc(l Involved the souvenir-snatching. The army .started invesUe^ing l»e case early In 194G after most of the t^ne were back in civilian life, Working with the Federal Bureau of investigation in the states, the army got b;ick part of the Stnuf- fenbcrg hourd by getting in touch with the nine Hgcnts. Federal district atloruoy.s In 'the areas where t.V)p nine lived declined to prosecute, According lo information received by the annv here. lionnl leaders revise their views j on ai;ti-southern leKlsliUion. Thp governor wns nol pirsent when the ; actlo» \VI\R hikrn iiiul later denied that pnrty \vltluhuwnl wn<< Imminent. j The attorney Rencrnl Bppralcd lor parly unity. ! "For the South, for the nation. : for tlie world." tip dcelnred, "lhe • Drmocrtitlc Pnvly Is the parly of I hope. It Is tin; only one to which '-, America's millions can look willi »s- j sura nee." I He desci'lbcd Mi- Truman ns "tlie most couraRcous. honest, torlh- shicci'R and proBvcs-slve man in lhe White Hou.se." Thp President, dark doi'lared. was the first imtn to oiler H realistic projjrnm to protect lhe Ainer..»., ,^- lean way of life—the Truman Doc- for that | iritie. He described the doctrine a.s ... .... ...,....,, e. e.scr e crc as exactly how much of the ' a policy nllowlnn the people of all In addition to Leahy, the Presidential parly includes two White House secretaries. William D. Has- setl and Matthew J. Connelly; John R. Steelman. assistant to the President; Clark M. Clifford, counsel; Brig. Gen. Wallace Graham, the White House physician; Ebcn Ayers, assistant press secretary; and the President's Naval and Air aides. Capt. Robert L, Dennison and Col. Robert Latidry. The President will be joined at San Juan by Secretary of Interior J. A. Krug and Mnj. Gen. Harry II. Vaughan, the chief executive's military aide who wa.s recently in Venezuela. Gov. Piucro has proclaimed Saturday a legal holiday in honor o£ the president's trip 'and arrangements have been made lo accommodate a crowd of 25.COO persons expected lo assemble at Isla Grande Airport to welcome Mr. Truman. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCK- YAF1DS, Feb. 20 (DPI—(USDAI — Livestock: Hogs 8,200: salable 8,000: welghls Weather Arkansas foicca-st: Partly cloudy nnti colder today and tonight. Sal- P nrday partly cloudy wllli slowly ri.-ini temperatures. Minimum this morning — 29 Maximum yesterday — 10 1 Sunset today — 3:47 Sjimse tomorrow— 6:40 I'tvc ipitation, 24 hours to 7 today— (race Total since Jan. I— S.13 -Mean iempcrtaurc (midway tween high and lowl— 495 Norman mean for Feb. — M4 Thli Date U»t Year Minimum this morning— u Precipitation, Jan, 1 to this dat« Beekeepers Plan District Meet; To Elect Officers Officers for the corning year will be elected at a meeting of the Northeast Arkansas Beekeepers Association in City Hall at. IO a.m. tomorrow when plans lor exhibits at. tlie Northeast Arkansas District. Fair here this Fall will be made. Members of the Association also will discuss beekeepers' problem'! and organization of a co-operative project.. C. L. ThHxton. president of llic association, will be in charge of the meeting. Expected lo attend Ih..' meeting arc J. E. Nanl*. president ol the Arkansas Beekeepers Association: Mrs. R. H. Davis, state secretary of the Association; J. H. Davis, stale inspe;tor of apiaries; and Robert E. Blaylock. secretary of the Mississippi County Fair Associa tiou. a.m be- 230 Ibs. down, 25 to 50c lower than Thursday's average: heavier weights and sows. 50 lo 15c lower. Bulk good and choice 180 to 230 Ibs. S23-S23.50: top $33.75; 240 to 270 Ibs. $21.50- L, _ " S22.75; 270 to 300 ibs, S20.75-S2i.75; CiU Leader Accused 300 to 350 Ibs. S18.75-S20.75; 160 to -. . . J170 Ibs. S22.50-S23: 130 lo 150 Ibs. _ _. ... _„.,.... _,„ , ,„ |5l!)-S_22.25i 100 to 120 Ib. pigs $13- ficial of the CIO Chemical woi'k- SI8.25; sows 450 Ibs. down. S17.SO- PIS, has been arrested m New York S18.50; over 450 Ibs. S1B.75-S17.7.5; tor prosecution and «ci«rtalion on stags S14-&16. j Communist charges, the Justice Cattle 1.200; salable 1.000; calves Department, announced today. 500, nil salable; meager supply of CBlIle finding aclive InqVirj and prices strong at full advance of week on all classes. A few lots low- good light weight steers, $26-426.50: medium to good heifers and mixed yearlings *23.50-$27; odd head good Empty Protests Truman Policy WAVUNGTON, Feb. 20 IUIM — Oily Table 23 wns empty it] the teeming banquet hall. semnK as R silent reminder to President Truman tliat (he South wi\s angry ftt his civil riglit. 1 ; proposals. There was no chance for Lhe President, lo miss it. The latihr. with ll.s 12 conspicuously vacant chairs, was directly in front of ihe rostrum from which in delennlne for . thelv foi'in of unvi-rntiicni nnd rco- noinlc systems fi'C« troin the dom inalion nnd Iniervontlon ol others. Clark B*tt« fcir Unify The uttorncy general ricscrlbcri the "progressive" contribution. 1 ! of the riemocrcvUc lenders ot lhe past a ntl present 'as the .sound ffnnnria] system, bretikin^ up monopoHf-.s nnd 3ocinl leglslntlon. The Republicans "struck out.' 1 Clnrk declared, In the twenties when they "sahoingeti 11 tht* I^eapue of Nnlioiis, In tl\e tlurtlejs \viih th^ir "Hoovei 1 dejiresslou," In the fortteB with Uveir "Isolationism" Food Cost Cuts Helping Family Budgets in U.S. Survey in N«w York Shows Broad Benefits But No Buyers' Rush CHICAGO. Feb. 'JO. (Ui-l-Mon pilres were cut al retail grocery stores indny. bill aimers n-[nnli'i, Unit there Is no rush to buy. Many complained lliul dcs]ilte llu price reductions, business lias fallei. nlJ. They said housewives apparently are afraid Ihul n buying rusl would send prices up ugnln. A survey In New York showci lull Tallinn prices In llir- last wi'cX wiped nut utmost hulf ih,. Increasci food costs for an nvcnnie [mull' during the last year. liut new upward IUCSMIIT im Mir cost nt living ilrvrluiied al uiinllier sourer. Tlir xleel Industry :ui- nuiincri! a serlrs uf (irlrr hi- rrcaxcs which, avriirdlni; tn dailc estimates, Hill msl s ( p ,.| eonsuni- rrs S6lt,OOC,r>00 ; , yrar, 'I'he steel price Increases, an nminccd by nuijor producers, rang from S3.Ml lo «•»> IH-I Ion on pipe slructural sled ami scmi-llnlshcil steel. At Detroit, (hi- big automobile miinufacturers said the steel price Increases would have mile oj- n<> effccl on their costs, nut Ihey said If the price of hot mid cold rolled sheet or raw steel Is raised. Ihey "•111 IK' forced to Imosl prices oil automobiles. Si-vend fabricating companies which liny semi-finished steel Ironi Hie basic prnducers. said (he Increases probably would force them to raise lhe price nt their products Meanwhile, the price nf bnllcr at MldWcKltm Rruccry stnres droniicrl as much ns slv rents to ' alter yesterday's sluirp ilnllnr Defiance of UN's Policies is Scored By Leaders in U.S. ») K. II. SIIACKTOKD Unltrd I'rrss Slaff t.'orn.'«|>iM)dr«l WASHINGTON, Kol,. 20. (;j.P.)-_[. r csidenL Truman in<l Somilm-y of Siuto (Jcoi-Kc C. Mnr^inll jointly proclaim- NI thoir rom-mi Imlay about the open defiance of Unilcd \auous decision}^ by some member nalions Th«i •MiHlurbin K fhavuck'r" ol such defiance Wfla staled n I ln> Presidents annual report, (o tlouifiv.ss on the United Nations and tho U. s. role therein. NeLllirr thn PiVAklcht nor M»r-K aluill, In llii'lr Irtipivj ,,r uil wlih tlu tlu: uftriuliMK me: Tin? Amb Mates niscd by ji sixvliU •1>1*H(' lV|Knt. imim'lt tuitions, nut thi'y on .. *<1minbtir,ftlE.on H wttc ceried them In Com; row. "All the RcpuljHcatis hi\ve given to Hie South Is cnrpelUnKKcr.s, dn- presslon.s. postmasters and jHulges —and they were all Republicans," Clark declared he addressed lhe Jefferson-Jackson anniversary celebrations Insl night. It had been rcsrrveci for Sen. Olln D. Johnstou D., 5. C., nmJ his pnrly. But they did not slmxv up. As Johnston put it, the emptiness was an npjjropriiilc " monument" to the Smith's injured. fcclinEs over Mr. Trnian's dctnands for Tcdera) anll- cli.sci inihiation legisInUon. A scat nt the s"" "kcr, 1 ;' 1 able wns empty too, and for the same reason. ft had been set a-iicle for Mrs. Johnston, who served as a vice chairman of the dinner committee. But the only glimpse the guests had of her \vas through a photograph imblfchccl in Lhe prog nnn-menu booklet. Once tlurlng Ihe evening, a group of 12 persons, led by a man who described himself as a "New York Democrat" tried to fill the empty Rents al Table 23, perhaps lo avoid etnbiin ii,v-mcul to Mr. Triimnri. But — _--., , they were blocked by col. Guy v. TO Get Holiday Monday Whltcner of New berry S. C., mill- ' ' lary aid to Sen. Johnslon while he governor of his state. Rites Scheduled For Sunday p.m. For B. L. Douglas Fmu'nil .services for B. I.. Douglas, 57, ol Lilbmmie, Mo.,-who rticcl tills morning »t Walls ilo.ijiilnl, will be conductert al 2 p.m. Sunday M the HoH Funeral Home Cliapcl i>y the Ilev. E. W. Siovall, pastor of the Church of Christ, and burial will he m Memorial Park. Mr. Douela.s who '.VHS bom :n Tennessee, had livcri in ami around Blytheville for many years prior '.o moving lo Ltlbourne wo years HBO. He hail been 1)1 for a year and was admitted lo thr t)o.sj)itaj yc.stficlay, . He is survived by ills wife. Mr.s. Katie Katliryn Begins; four daughters, Mrs, Lavcrnc Sivcct of Manilu. Mrs. Geneva McMurtry of Filytlie- vlllc. and Miss Ollie Douplas nntl Mrs. James Mellon ol Lilbornc; four sons. Join: Douglas of Lllbuuriiv. !i. L. Douglas Jr.. o[ Nclllirloii. Ark., and C. 11. and W. C. DOIIK!»S of Lilbourne and lour sisters and one brother. ' Post Office Employes Ihi llHl simki'sincn for Hi bu.slness .snlcl there \vns eonsinner resistance. Waller 1'niili'. :linlrnian of Die hoard of the Na- Jonnl Assoelatlon nf nelull Clro- :crs, said customers al his super innrkcl. In Clilrnn" npimrenlly be- leve prices will descend .sltll further. On lhe Chicago Hoard o( '[Vnde loony, wheat and corn oj>on«l (veiik- Only tmls for future delivery cd slightly In price. Wheat wn'j off I to U-li cents 11 bushel and cnrr wns miclmiiftcd to 1 cent per bushel lower. At Chlctgo's bin slockyords, open-JJ' ! |W« .UrtC^J were , steady lo *-wU ptWC>\|JUi]tfreri pounds !'"<i than y«M«rxlay. Sheriff Loses Libel Action Against Editors .JONESBOno. Ark., Feb. 20 (UP) -•Joh" and Paul CoiiRlihri. publishers o/ .sc»i|.«rcl:l.v (mpeis In Wtisl Meitiphls, Ark., were free lodny nf $10.0f)0 llljel null action. A Cralchead County }ury dellberu- tctl <0 mlnules nnd disinlMCd the which Krew oul of a scries of articles published during a hoi election campaign In lair;., 'I'lic editors were charged wllli Injurlnx the rciiulatlon of Orllteiulrn Coiinly Sheriff Cecil Goodwin diu-i h>R a c.ini|>al|;ii In which a slntc of wnr veterans unsiicee.vsfully attempted to unseat llic Administration headed by a county jtulnc. West Memphis Police Chief linrl Holland and Deputy .sheriff ivun Dlckson have also filed libel mils of $10,000 each against lhe editor:,. The cases have not been heard. \ -They me ae.. . UN commission ol trylnu to niter "by force" lhe UN decision In partition I'ulesllne. liussla—.Shr has hoycottcii Hie Cilt'ek jind Korean commissions the "l.ltlle Assembly," nn^ the Inislec.shln council. Cireal Hrlltihi—'l'ln> Rovernmenl has nnnounced ll s ref\isnl tn play my role In pulling Inlo effect any >l»n for I'nlesiliif imle.s.s M Is iie- eplable In britli Jews and Arabs. Ari;enltmi—She refuwd lo wllh- Iriiw her ninljnssndnr [rom I^aueo Sjwiln. 1'Killil of tl. S. Itnlr 'I'ite I'resklent's rei»oil e\pres-s •d his dlsiiiipoluUnent, with the UN's record for I!M7, 1ml said the United .States should be promt ,i( » role Mr. 'rrumnii said the UN's decisions and I t'l'onniieiulallons werr met "neither by evasion nor by meaningless compromises." l>ut of tl« JudBinenl held by the overwhelming majority." l>spltc the tullure lo make nny IM'onress on atomic energy, disarmament, intcmnllnnnl securlly, or "various political, economic' and other problems. "Mr. Truman said: "Whatever the disappointments, lhe United Nations Is making headway, ."our faith In the united Nations Is rver-rnnste.nl.. .accordingly, the M lengthening of thr United Nations continues to be a cornerstone nf the foreign policy of the United Slates." Marshal! evaluated the year &t UN by fltallnK: "The record offei-s no basis for romplnccncy,. .the record offers, on the other hand, no basis lor pessimism." He Insisted the UN had mudc progrcix, some of .which he snid was made -"drspite ~ thr Intrnnslg- en nee or a numerically small minority which lias extended U> a refusal lo curry out certain major recom in enda lions." J. R. Hastings, 85, Of ElythcviMc Dies !n Home of Sister "We are keeping this lablc M part of onr protest." he said. Only a few Southern congressmen attended the dinners here. Sony; of the absentees. Including Rep. John nankin, D.. Miss., and James Dorn- cngcaux, D.. La., made no secret of their reasons. Soybeans iri-i I. n. h. Mar. Mav open .338 325 IliCh low 338 ,?3.fa 329 3M Post Office windows here, will be closed Monday, nnd all service suspended except for mall and parcel post delivery in (lie business dis- Irlct. Post master Ross S. Stevens announced today. There will be no residential or rural deliveries Monday. Special delivery Idlers will be delivered In the city, however, and box service will be given. Both banks will remain open and all downtown bu."lne.s.s firm.s arc expected to be open. 1:30 ! The partial holiday is bciiiK lakcn a.m. | by Post Office employes Monday .13.13 ; because of Gcorse Washington's 325 | birthday, which (alls on Sunday. Cactus Jack Garner Was Right About the Power Lewis Wields cows S20-S21, with common and New York Cotton WASHINGTON. Feb. 20, •UPl- dent's efforts In 1938 to defeat John N. Garner told the late Pres- democratic conuressmen he [pit liberal enough. Dixie Governors To Protest Civil Rights Proposals U r rn,R ROCK. Aril F,-b !„ <Wi-r,ov. Hen l,:iney w.ll ]c;,vc Little lio:l: tonight «> jtini lour other Southern governors Ui Washington Sunday to protest President Truman's civil rights prouawi). The live-man committee wa.s a]>- poinlcn at a meeting of .Southern governors recently in Florida. L.inry K.KS lo Washington aimed with petitions MippnrlhiK his stand. He said tiKlav he li ;; rt -v, plans lor the Hireling Uhich he described a.s tlKvsdy "cxpUu ;i,oi , .it thl.i time. The group plans lo inecl wilh Congressional delegatifuis Sunday and wiili Democratic Natioinl Chairman J. Howard McOrath M'.ndav. Other joveriiur.s on Die trip are II ailfo;d H. .losler of Texas, .1. Strom 'Ihiniunml <if South Carolina. William M. Tuck ol Virginia. unit K Gregg Cheny ol North Cari)ii nn. New York Stocks p.in. Slocks: .1. n. liiLsllnifji, ai;e Bfi, died lasl ni}',ht nt D o'clock in I he home of his daiiKhlcr. Mrs. Jack Fia/.lcr. In Utlle Rock. He hud been In Ul health for .several months' and wan a pultcnl at Walls Hospital before bciiiK removed to the home of his daughter. Mr. Hustings lived In Dlythevillc most ol his lite mid had bL'cn employed at lhe Chicago Mill and Lumber Co. before he retired. He wa.s an aclive member of the Cl'.urch oi Christ. Funeuil services \vlll lie conducted nt 2 p.m. tomorrow ut the Church ol Christ by the H<;v. E. W. Stovall. [ llurial will be at Maple Grove Cem- ! etery. Other than his daughter, he survived by one son. Bill Hastir of ts'eu Jersey. Hull I-'uncral Home is in charg Senate Debates Rent Control Bill Stop-Gap Measure May Be Used Until New Law is Passed WASHINGTON, Pel). 20. <OP) — Thn loiiK-miiRp rent control bill runic up [or ijcnnic dcbntc loilny. LHit most i:oiiurcMlo:ml lenders l (lint (he limnccllnle solu- Uon would lie n 30-dny ciia-rgciicy extension o[ ure.scut controls, due to lisiilie in nine days. Although Ihe Setinle hopes lo pa.is n rcKiilnr rent bill nest week, the leadership appeared resigned lo Itie Inct Unit, llic «nU-aiKl-see R m- liKlo o[ the Home would nmkc «. ntop«u|> niniisure necessary. Cliiiliinini .Jesse P. Wolcott, H., Midi,. K-haic blinking commUtca must drnft, rcnl IcgLilallon for tlie lloiui', remnhied linn In lil.s sinnd. Hint Uonmoss should exnmtne lli» cflccts of the- market break before nclliix [in n ronuliir exteii.skin incmt- iirc. Tile House Is expected to vote Tuesdny to cxtcnit present, control* for 30 clnys. And the Senate will have little choice cxcepl to go along. Srnnle senlinicnt on both sldcn of Hie nlslc !vi« .5ti'ongly In ravor ol contlnnlilK rant cnnlroU for at least one mole yenr. Hill there were Indications Hint mnny si;nalor» would coint' up wllli (iniendrtcnts to the pendhiK bill which calls lor » H-monlh extension wllli some mod- Illciitluns. Aiiic'iiclnn-iit Questioned Sen. Josepli R. McCarthy, R.. Wls., snid he would offer nn amend- meno J«,.jjlve mjUiorlly over r«»tJ lo the Rovcrnors In stntcs hnving I heir nwn rent control tnus. However, Sens. Harry p. Cain, n.. Wnsli., nntl ,/olm w. Brlcker. II., O.. inenibcrs o( Uie subcommittee which limited the bill, snid they did not expect to support Mc- ICiirthy's proposal because Ihey cpirallun Us comlttultonnllty. I A Mlinlhir clause wns stricken inini [he iiif.sfiit rent law bcrore it was pa.ssed Inst year. As it uoe.s to the idoor. the scn- tite rent bill si-ould authoriy^ con- liols until April 30. 1149. but In- ?itnu:t tlur housing oxpediLer (o de- roiiirol uny nrens where ceilings ii|>- peiir nnnccessiiry. Ceilings would be lifted from rented rooni.s in private homes nnd lioin so-cnlled "luxury" housing rciulnB for $2.~> a month or more. Tniiint.i who signed up for "voluntary" IS per cent increases last year would haye their rents frozen al Hie increased figure lor Die next 14 mouths, even though their lease expired l>elorc then. New leases would be limited to 15 per cent Incre.'.se.s niut would iivc to run throush Dec. 31, 1949. 12 Undercjround Leaders Tunnel Way Out of.Joi! Murray Pleads Not Guilty in Taft-Hort'ey Case WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UP) — CIO President Philip Murray pleaded Innocent today to government ulianxs that he violated the Tafl-Hiirlk'y net's ban on political lu.-tivily b v - Irtbor unions. Murray's pleas set (lie stage for a test of the constitutionality of Die acijj prohibition. His uttorneys promply asked Federal Judge Alexander Hollzotf to dismiss the Indictment on the grounds that It Is unconstitutional. Holtzo(f set next Friday for oral arguments on the dismissal motion and scheduled March 25 for the slnrt ol Murray's trial. .IKItUSALEM. Feb. 20. lUP> — Twelve Imiwrtant Jewish untjer- Kroiiiul leaders escaped from Central Jail In the hr-nrl ol Jerusalem Kidny through a .srcret tunnel run- Mini! under I he jails foundations to a man-hole In nearby St. Paul road. •Sti well was Ihe tunnel concettl- ed that prilice did not discover it until two hours nfter the prisoners • —• .— were reported mKslMR. Its entrance Workers Ask More Pay was In ihe corner of one o.' llic pri- ; - - - - - '_"*•*• * "I' son cells and ll.s exit Wns In an Arab .section. Authorities somiclrrt ami-terror slien.s a.s .soon ns ihe e.sr.ipr u p ;is discnvcrrd. linlting all [raftlc in the chief security zone 'if Jerusalem. in which the jail Is situated. Troops aiul poltrf seaicfieii all vehicles pa^.ving ilnout;h the barriers, but v/ithout success. Mar. May July Kef cow.< J17.50-SI9: can-1 O;t. 3193 . 3221 . 316 1 ! hl/li 3193 3221 31C6 2)33 low 3166 3185 3136 2917 3W9 p.m. 3183 3207 31VJ Idem Roosevelt during the sttdown strikes of 1036 that "John L. Iy>wis Is a bicier man thnn you are (I you can'i find some way to cope with tins." The formi-r vice president's align over the slldowns and Mr. liouM-velfs reluctance to do any- (hius aljotil them is [eporled in thLs week's Collier's by Bascoin N. Timmons. Tlmmons. Waslilniiton correspondent, hns written a series called "John N. Garner's story." According to Timmons, Garner was in the opposite corner to Mr. were nni But Ihr CIO "Utrtown strikes In 1936. when L«'wts wa.s CIO dent, produced thrir "hottest A T A Amrr Tob.icco .. An.iconda Copprr - Beth Steel argil- ! Chrv'sler mcnt. " Tlnimons quoted Garner ax •'Gtm Klectrlc lellinR him. ; Gen Motois Ci.iiner as.seiled lhe strikes were i Mont jMiinei y Wind . "but a step In the flshi of John I,, ^N Y Central Lewis [or personal ;md political j Im .H.iu.'.ster power." Mr. Roosevelt, according! North Am Aviation lo Garner, replied: "I can't gel] Republic Steel , . those strikers out without blood- i Radio shed." Thai wa.s wh.u evoked r,,ir- ncr's "bigger man" retort. after this." Timmons! . ' ~ -—...*, v^, ..... „ ...^w. v....,, .,,.,,, II,,,.1 Roosevelt on deficit spending, the nuotes Gainer *s saylnr "Rooic>rlt Supirmc curt reorKaiilzatton bill, told m f many limes. -Jack, you th« 40-hour week, »nd th« Pre«l- «er» right about LeM».'" j Socony Vacuum Studrbaker . . !Standard of N J ! Tr.\as Cor)). .. Packard ' u a su*i SJ 1-4 43 1-4 U 7-3 85 9 1-4 24 1-4 R 15 3-4 n i-s 7ft 3-4 S.1 .1-8 \ 1-4 69 l-« ii wr»*^.i.a r-» jn *TIVI«T f^( Price of Steel Jumps PITTSBURGH. Feb. 20. (UPl — ; A bulge In the price line for steel ; products such as wire and pipe threatened today as the result ol a week of price adjustments by ba- ' sic steel producers. j Prices on selected semi-finished j. steel Hems jumped as much a.s 525 ! a ton. but- the increases generally 1 held ..t about $5 .1 ton. ,. u ^^^.. 7 ^. . .»... «^ u ,^.^ ; The Increases came a.s the steel ' Tracks Near Portsmouth indllslr v prepared to open wage i negotiations with (he CIO Un: cd i PORTSMOUTH. O. Feb. 20. .DPI I ^(m^ l-.Tiie Powhaun Arrow, crack all- I " r( !°" , ro.tch i T.tn of NoHnlk and Western : -ru i«» A » • , *, . »,.s „ recked 20 niiles So,,,,, of the,, cd^n, ^' n a'lfp "ccS^ "o?^ l,Hl,>. N. and W. oflicuils announc- | lndusllVs (OU1 0 | ltIJllt ^ s ^l ' ' men for the basic producing companies said the boosts were •'nothing to gel alarmed about." But some sleel finishers said they Passenger Train Leaves ° f <™se m- Tlie train AUS eu route horn Cincinnati lo .Voilolk. Va. The .ucidi-nl occurred al Franklin Furnace, O., railroad officials .-•aid. Railroad officials in Columbiis ."aid they, were Informed that the engine overturned and that fill but cue car was derailed. It was not known in Columbus how many car* ' mad* up th« train. I __„ will hav e to Increase prices on such items as plates, and hot and cold rolled sheets to compensate for the Increased costs. A U. S. Steel spokesman jald the increase in semi-finished sleel products was «n sdJiKtrnent "to brmj I our prices In lin« with co«U."

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