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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS — 1 OOMINANl NJ-AVSl'Al'UK Of NOKTUKAS'I AllKANSAS AND SOIITIIUAWl „.,>,<:,„,„, **-' VOL. XLIY—NO. 285 Blylheville Courier Blytheville Daily New§ Mississippi Vallev Leader BlythevUle Herald AND SOUTUHAS1 MISSOURI State Patrolman Nabs Iowa Felons North of Burdette Three escaped convicts from tlie Iowa Stale Prison at Anamosa, ]&., were captured near Burdette early this morning when State Policeman Clarence E. Montgomery of Blytheville made a "routine check" on a car parked oii the sitle of Highway 61. Captured were: Clifford Bouslaugh, 23, serving 25 years for conspiracy; Pete Smilh, 21, serving five Scars for car lliefl and previous escape; Ami Russfll Crews, 29, serving *l£lit years for aggravated assault and parole violation. None was armed. Policeman Montgomery was not available this morning for a detailed account of tlie capture but Deputy Sheriff Erwin Jones, who was among the city and county officers that lushed to the state policeman'? assistance after his sur- Barge Line Bill Changes Urged Blylheville C. of C. Drafts Letter to Members of Congress the story as follows: Mon(gomery, who was alune in his prowl car, was en route from Os- ei'ola lo Blydieville at 2:30 a.m., when he spotted a 1547 Fnntiae Redan parked on the West side of the highway and a 1937 Ford parked on the East side and that a man was tinkering with the license plates on the Ford. He staled that Montgomery turned the spotlight of his car on the Pontiac and noticed two men wearing striped prison uniforms, setting sal "I th in it. Montgomery stopped his car • f i(| e sale. opp ordered the men in the Pontiac our. and the third man who was behind the Ford, to join them. . Rcalilins that he was "in a K hole", Montgomery, at gun poinl, ordered the three men to lie face down im the ground while he radioed State Police Headquarters In Forrest City to summon help from Blytheville. Night Desk Sergeant Turner Kk- sell, of the Blytheville Police Department, took the radio call from The Board of Directors of Ihe Chamber of commerce decided at — i its nionthly meeting yesterriav in ges in the House bill on the sale of the Federal Dargc Unes should be sent to Arkansas- Congressional delegation. The letter, based on one sent, by the New Orleans Board of Trade to Sen. John H. Overtoil, D., La., will ask the following changes In 1. Inclusion of provisions requiring sate by competitive bids. 2. Elimination O r provisions for leasing, chartering or other dispo- "e line to require a bona IK, ARKANSAS, FUIDAV, KKBUUAKV 27, 1948 Communist Rule in Czechoslovakia Brings Joy for Some, Grief and Fear for Others By Helen Fisher United I'ress Staff I'orrrslHinilriU (EDITOR'S NOTE: The suppressions or ll,e Cv.echoGlovr.k1,, Republic m 1M9 Bnd ,„ 1M , compare? Here's how. as seen in closcui, detail by a United Press corre^po, • 1948-how do they episodes,) TWELVE PAGES I'AUGUE, Feb. 27. (U.P.)- iS marched jnt oiideiu who watched the two historic -I stood on a curl) in Vaclav 8(111111-1- nnd saw men weep There ones, between 1939 nnd J948. Ailer Munich il wns German against Czech. The Bohemian nn- lion milled against Its oppressor. Today il was Czech against Czech. These people have been oppressed for too many centuries for the little man to enjoy making life miserable tor his neighbor. When .students clashed with po- licc on the hill leading up to Urad- cnny Castle Wednesday, they shouted "Czech jwlice shool Cswch siu- dems." Some of Ihe older Czec.li officers turned away weeping. The stticjcnts said the front line police who fired Ihc shots were youllis broughl in from Slovakia. "Just Ukt Hitler- Today thc people were depressed but they were Belting back to work. . S ° e how ve.iKnatiou-and in >le new 80mc dom.in exultation. Forrest City and dispatched Sheriff i T Deputies Jones and Holland Aikcn ' night and day on 6.000 watts power. 3. Addition of provisions requiring the purchaser to maintain tlie present scope of freight rates and routes and to offer the same service and schedules. 4. Inclusion of provisions to require a performance bond or other suitable guarantee of the punliaser The Board also was read a letter from Harold Sudbury stati ; that radio station KLCN plans to begin broadcasting with frequency modulation equipment about Mar. 15. The station will broadcast both and City Policemen Herman Laii'j and B. L. Vastbinder, to Montgomery's aid. Jiiies stated that the quartet of officers sped to the scene and found the men lying on the ground and • . Montgomery guarding them. 3. IX.. Brought to Jail Here the homt\thr«e escapees were brought 4. Drill t jafety^JBT 'ittn and upo,, and eat 5. Be physician I'priowa prison early Tues- hree were Sheriff Jones said. • Investigation .revealed that th,> car In which the trio was captured, was stolen from I. D. Riddick in .. Steele, Mo., last night. Mr. Riddick Present plans include broadcasting night baseball game.s and Blytheville High School football games both here and away. Farri.s Simon appeared before the board to seek the directors- support of a plan lo build « new- high school before undertaking improvements to existing facilities as ' Uit Jjeei bjtSchooJ Board ' ----- *"* »<s»fls 'l-r fl "' lold a reporter Ihat Ihe car wa.s taken from his front ynrd where \\>: had parked it around len o'clock last night. The officers found-a-small quantity of candy and cigarettes, some blankets,' shoes and other articles of clothing in the back seat of lh^ car. It is believed thjU these articles were stolen by the trio during their flight. Jones staled that while en route from the scene ol the capture to the jail here Ihat he asked Bouslaugh why he wasn't armed that Bouslaugh replied "\ve didn't have a cnancc to get any guns." H* o,uoied him as s,i3Tng, "Maybe it Was a good thing we were not armcr! Siracn-s D»«ri»<s»fls 'l-r float- Issue o* «35,WO, the maximum borrowing power of the Blytheville school district, to hulld the new high school. The school board's present plans, although tentative. call for floating a J325.000 bond issue to enlarge Lange school and mnkc improvements to others. W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of Blylheville schools and member' of the Chamber's board, spoke after Mr. Simon's plans n-crc presented and told the directors the school board's reason for considering the improvement program more immediately necessary than a new higli school. The Arkansas State Board of Education, which must approve any - loans made to school districts in and I the siate, has recommended tlie school board's present plans, Mr. Nicholson pointed out. The Chamber of commerce directors took no action on the mat- Alier Munich and the occupation, II was an Hbjecl, hopeless depression. Except. lor a handful of o»- porlunlsis, (hey worked only when ordered, and then merely to keep on exisliDg. Some similarities were lo be lomid, too, in going around the clly nnd Miking with friends. A story making the rounds, but without uny authoritative contlrtna- lion, wns that President Eduard Hones told Premier Klciucnl Gol'.- wnlii in their lust conference before the Communist victory: "You tulk lo me Just like Hitter did." There was evidence thai the Communist seizure of power was based on well laid plans. The plans ap- i peiircd to have been thrown ln(o some lust minute confusion by the uncxiK'ctcd iwigmuion of non- Oomiiumlsl cabinet ministers. One ol the main bits of such evidence was (lie mtlHIa, which paraded thousands strong Wednesday, carryinn rifles made since 1046. II was not mi impromptu outlli. The numbers were too Kinil to consist of the previously exlsling fnclory and police guards. Signals (irt Crossed Up The old timers recalled that when I IMS main body of German troops marched Into I'rneue al il n.m. March 15. 1939. nn advunce «unr.l preceding them by an hour nlrendy had installed ilselt In ministries See COMMUNISTS on I'aj-K 2 E.M. Holt Plans To Make Race For Coroner Agriculture Experts in Congress Seek Flexible Price Support Plan E. M. Holt, owner of Holt Fuiier.il Home here, today announced as a candidate lor county coroner In the By Frank Klaetrr United IVtM Staff Cnrre.spomlMit WASHINGTON, Feb. 21. I U.P.I—Congress doesn't Intend lo let farm price supports die ' on Dec. 31. But leaders indicated lod:.y that (he program ncxi year may look different. House and Senate agriculture experts snld flexibility will be Ihe kcy- Democrntic primaries in Mississippi! note of permanent farm legislation lo replace wartime supports lhat die County this Summer. j lit thc cl)d o[ U]c yc|lr + the funeral home here for the past 10 years and has been a resident of ' Blytheville for 28 years. He is vice president of the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association ! and holds embalmers licenses in Tennessee and Missouri as well as in this stale. House Agriculture Committee said this year's polalo growers, however, should get special consideration. Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson warned last night Ihat Pall potatoes will be In mid-market when the prcsenl supports—at 90 Mr. Holt attended Hiwassee Col-i Per cent of parity—run oul. lege in Madisonville, Tcnn., nnd j Anderson said "ihls means polnto Gupton-Jones Embalmers School in ! farmers, unless they nre assured Nashville. Tenu. j thai new supports w-lll be enacted A home owner, he is married and ! will dump their crops on the gov- has three children. Mr. Holt is a ! erumcnt ahend of the deadline member of the Masonic Lodge and ! the Firsl Baptist Church. that officer might not have ; ter_ taken us." < Mrs. B. A. Lynch. Deputy Sheriff Jones, stated that ' England nnd Mrs. he contaclcd officials of the Iowa t Smart were named See PRISONERS on Page 2 Eating Habits In Rural Areas To Be Studied Mrs. Farmer C. Murray Smart were named by Ihe board j to represent the Chamber of j Commerce Sunday at a tea given iby Beta Sigma Phi sorority honoring Mrs. Gilbert D. Hammock Jr.. recently voted "Woman of the Year." Lamarre Testifies Against Former Air Force General Steele Garage Owner Killed In Auto Crash Jack William (Zeb) Reno, car salesman and owner of a err.-- at Steele. Mo., was instantly killed'last night when thc car he wns driving left Highway 61 near Steele and overturned several times. 45. He was Mr. Reno's death was reported caused by head injuries. Tlie accident, occurred about 7:30 p.m. at Aikens corner, near Steele. Services will be conducted Sunda Hope said the only fair thing is to extend the present support plan, as Is, temporarily nnd Sor potatoes only. "1 don't see how we can change the rules In the middle of the crop,' 1 Hope told a reporter. Waul Permanent Policy Hope said lie Is looking for a postwar farm plan In wlilch inlce supports can chance with thc limes. One Idea he Is studying calls for a 10-ycar-nverage of prices, on Which Ihc support price would be based. Hope Is not convinced Congress will gel around to drafting n long range farm plan this year. In Ihe evenl II fails, he has said, a slop- gap extension will be enacted. Chairman George D. Aiken of a Special Senate Agriculture Subcommittee drafting .'i permanent farm program disparaged talk of emergency action. He said Congress Cotton Prices Linked With Marshall Plan MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 27. (UP) —Oscar Johnston, chairman ol the bonrd of Ihe NiUlonnl Collon Council today linked Ihe Marshall plan with Ihe lulure prosperity ol Ihe American cotton industry. Johnston urged congressmen from cotton-producing states to buck the plnn for European aid suyliiK: "Tiie cotton Industry Is Intensely interested In the recovery program as a bulwark againsl the en- cronchmcnts of Communism u[ Western " civilization. The program Involves Ihe fulurc of cotton for many years to come. "Unless the Marshall plan | s put into effect bankrupt European nn- lions will be unable lo tnkc more than a fraction of the cotlon fibtr and fabric available for .export from Ihi.s country" Johnston warned tJinl "<:r.«atiou of collon exports" would iiH-an an ncciimulatlon or several million bale.? annually 0 surplus wlilch lie said would "depress prices while thc world remains naked." "Tliert would be (mother Impounding of millions ot bales in the government loan, with these stocks SINGLE COPIEi FIV1 CENTS tones Gives Oath Soviet Aggression 'Greater Menace' Than Nazi Regime Mr. Reno, son of Mrs. Cora Reno of Haytl and the late James Bolcn ncno, had resided in the Steele community for 31 years. In addition lo his niolhcr. he Is survived by three sisters. Mrs. Essie Adcock and Mrs. Pearl Walker, both of Haytj, and Mrs. Jessie M. Watklns of arccnvillc. Mo. i parity foinmla. As supplies of crops j go up, price supports would decline. j Under law the government guarantees growers of a more than dozen i principal crops 90 per ccm of para- conlrols .allocation of acreage, regulations and penalties — a conn.; which every cotton farmer wants to avoid." Johnslon said lie feels tiic Hiitic- ity. Paraity is the price a farmer | 'paled shipment of 2.500.000 or more Of Allegiance to GottwaId Cabinet Czech President Accept* Communist- Rule for Republic PRAGUE. Feb. 27 (UPi-Presi- dent Denes mlmliiMcrcd the nnih of to Communist Premier Klcnwnl, Clotuvald's hnnd-plckcd cabinet of 15 ministers today, Hiving a semblance of legality to Ihc lightning Communist coup. Henes said In a short nddross <lur- Ing (he brief 10-inlnute ceremony that lie accepted OoltwiOd's culil. net to avoid "gcm-rnl i-hoas" In his country. The i-emmmy took ulurc In llru- ilcaiiy Cnstlc. nones roi-clvcd Ooll- \ld, accompanied by 12 new mln- islors unrt three old ones who clmilKC'il posts. "I have seen Hint nny other scilu- llon would <lce]ien (lie crisis »m| lend to a sharp division uf the nn- tlou." Belies said In accc-pUnu ih c new Comnnnilsl Korernim-m. "Eventually tills could end In nen- erul choas. Hut Ihe stntc imisL be conducted nnd mlmliilxUTHl. You (Oottwald) want to fnndiirl .stntu affairs In n new way nnd In a new form of democracy, "My wishes, addressed to yon am) the nation and .slate, me Ihnl Ihls new way lltny l)c favorable for all.' 1 UEIICS .said he found this decision "very difficult." and had arrived at It only after long nml serious con- sldcrallou. "I received the resignations of (he ministers of the government aud I signed the decrees r>f nomlnn- tlon," he .<mld. In opening his brief speech. "You (CloUwnld) have snld cor- rcully my decision Is not easy. To Ihe contrary, you have said yourself, for me personally It Is verv dtfllaill. Itrd Ciirlwl Kullnl Out "I considered the crisis a loin; time, and seriously. I arrived at the conclusion It 'was necessary to ac ccpt your proposals. You know we Jin ve spoken for a JOIJB lime about all lluise things; we for a long time have considered a solution to tiic crisis." The ceremony was recorded for a later broadcast over Prnfiuc radio, which had predicted In advance that Henes would ncccpt Goltwald's cabinet. A red carpet for the occasion rolled down Hie stairway Itoin tiic president's quarters 20 minutes before the ministers arrived. Seventeen soldiers took up positions along the entrance hnll nnd slalnvuy. Vice Premier Huliumll Lausmnn. a Social Dcmocrnt, was the first to arrive. He was followed by Aulonm Zauotocky vice iirciulcr and Communist trade union tender who organized ••action committees" to help tnke over the country. Well-informed sources tiad predicted that Denes would resign rather thim approve the CainmnnlsL cabinet, but these predictions were not home out. Whether he would resign later was not known. Henes was elected In 1048 aud his | Iruiii term sltli has five years to run. Should he choose to retire, 11 was understood he would be succeeded by Zdtinck Flerllngcr. wartime ambassador to Moscow, postwar premier and leader of the Left-wing Social Democrat faction. Ucnics n>n r s a "Sick Man" Denes was reported sickened, In By (Irani )>lllman (fulled I'rrrn .Staff <,'o(rts| WASHINGTON, Kob. murt'fl \V. , .., . „ ,, . 27 ' (U.P.)—Secretary of Com- DILIu. \\. Avei-clj J/nrrinimi lias \varncd Congress that Rua- ri'vi-a'laf™ d"*!"" ' S "" Krwlcr nlcnnce lh »n Hitler," it was. llm thsi-lo.sui-o was made hy the House Appropriations CummiUco I.M it voted $fiOa,420,263 lo run the State, Com- mere,, and Justice Mqxn-lmonts and the Federal Courts dur- .> .,. 1 Crowded Out f.'duard Tiencs, president of CwclHWlimiklii nnd long-time fighter for the Ideals ol the Western deiitpcrncU-s. faced the touuhe.-il buttle ol his career thl.s week and losl to the Communists. He yielded to Uie pressure from behind Ilio Iron cnrtnln, and now Ills republic )V (jonUnnted by the hand thai, b renchlii'tf -ever Westward to place move and more countries belilml the Iron curtain of Communism. must get to equal his buying power In the 1909-1914 period. WASHINOTOiV. Feb. 27. (O.P.I— Bleriot H. Lnmarrc testified tcday that S20.000 he was supposed to gel when a wartime aviation contracting company was dissolved went into a firm set up by Maj. Gen Names of (he interviewers who will conduct the food consumption study in Mississippi County for the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station were announced today by Dr. Bcillah V. Gillaspie, head of thc home economics department of Bclmctt H - Meyers to buy govern- Ihe University of Arkansas. mc " t . boli<ls °» mar 8in. Mrs. Gcort;e Hunch of Yarbro and A1 he cve . r 80t r ™, In - S '" V '' S '~ Mrs. Einmett Wilson and Mrs. E. H I tncM was SI2;> a " lo ' wh ln dividends Burns of Osccola were appointed by University officials lo carry on the survey in this counly. In the survey, cotton-farming families residing in six chosen communities over the comity will be asked lo supply Information on (heir families' food needs for one week. Areas in which surveys will oc made include: the Big Lake bottomlands between Manila and Leachville, the Pavhecn community, from Tomato North to Armorel; Reiser and vicinity; Wilson East to the levee and Frenchman's Bayou South to the County line. The purpose of the survey is to determine how good r. diet Southern farm families have, whether the cash income or the type of farming engaged in effects the quality of the family's dicl ami whether families that raise part of ^their food have better meals than P^'hose that purchase all of the food eaten. Similar surveys are being carried on in Jefferson and Phillips counties, and in four other Southern states. Mrs. John W. While of Fayelte- ville, who is serving as field supervisor, staled thai road conditions j>- '*'.iyed tlie project somewhat. 'ie stated that tlie Inter'"?on trained and that as soon as weather . for one ycp.r, Lcmarrc said. Senate investigators charged Meyers made large profils in bond speculation but Meyers said he wound up about even. Lamarre testified at Meyers' (rial in federal court here. The general No. 2 wartime Air Force procurement officer. Is accused of persuading bamarre to lie to the Senate War investigating committc about i\feyers' ownership of Aviation Electric Corp.. the nvitlon contracting firm. fight Koreans Killed In Attacks on Policemen SEOUL. Feb. 27. (UPI _ Eight more Koreans were killed in at- lacks on two police stations in Southern Korea last night, it was reported today, bringing total fatalities in two days to H. Demonstrators also carried out extensive sabotage In Chollapukto Province, cutting all police and military government telephone lines, tearing up (racks and severing communications between Iri and P'j- 5'ong. One of those killed last night was a policeman, bringing police casualties to two. May-file,'; travel In such jreat numbers that they darken the air Group in Senate Okays Measure to Outlaw Poll Tax WASHINGTON. Feb. 27. (UP) — The Senate Rules Subcommittee voted 3 to 0 today to approve an anti-poll lax bill The proposed legislation is one of Ihe main planks In President Truman's civil rights program which has resulted in the revolt of Southern Democrats. Thc House approved the anti-poll tax bill bst session. Subcommittee chairman William E. Jenncr. R... Hid., said he is con- fldcnt Ihe full rules committee also Their 20-year-old mother suffered wl " approve thc measure. Dm If third degree burns and was not ex- lhc bl " 8 et * on lo thc Senate floor pcctcd to live. The 31-year-old falh- il would be cerlain lo run inlo a cr also was burned. Mr. and Mrs. j Sollt »ern filibuster. Wellborn were taken to a Jonesboro ' "~ ~ — hospital. Mrs. Wellborn was reported to : have attempted to light, a fire by : pouring kerosene into a wood stove.; bales annually under the European recovery plan together witli Ilia a stale of collapse and prisoner under thc guard Communlsl policemen in virtual of 80 Prague Chinese and Japanese programs, will castle, These reports were denied bv nrnvinp nn mitf^t tn* n\\ ^,,-,11..^ _ . . . _ J Kerosene Flash Kills 2 Children; Parents Burned POCAHONTA.S. Ark.. Feb. 27. j (UPi— The two small children of Mr. and Mrs. Willlnm R. Wellborn were burned to death early today : when a stove exploded and set fire to their house, five miles from here ] in thc New Harmony community, i The victims were six-year-old Belly Ann Wellborn, and four-year- old William R. Wellborn. Jr. provide an outlet for all cotton during Ihc next years. surplus several Tornado Hits Community Near Woodson in Texas WOODSON, Tex., Feb. 27. cU.P.I —A tornado ripped Into lllls smal farming community tctlny, wrecking approxlmalely 25 homes anc Injuring at least two persons. Deputy Sheriff John Masscv Throckmorton estimated damngi. al from $40,000 lo J50.000. Soybeans F.O.B. Chicago: Mar. . May . open 354 346 high 354 3« 346 338 low 1:30 p.m 34UA 3<!A President Vacations in Dixie Where Civil Rights Policy Stirs Big Revolt Large Sum Recommended [ For Foreign Aid in 1948 By Mrrriimn Smilh i (United Press While Elousr ' I Correspondent i KKY WEST. Fla.. Feb. 27. CUP i —' WASHINGTON. Feb 27 lUPi— ' Plcs 'dent Truman resting here in' Rep. Christian Herter. R. Mass , tne Sout1 '. today read a IK today recommended world-wide for- ', " nder tnc banner headline: "South eiRti aid expenditures of $6 500 - ' Movcs for BUvw at Truman." OOO.OCO by the U. S. in next 12 U vvils an acc °unl of Gov. W. M. months. Tuck's proposal lo keep Mr. Tru- Herlcr, co-chairman of the House mnns name of! Southern ballots hi Foreign Aid Committee, included ' Nover »ter. in his total not only recovery as- Bul ir " lc ''resident felt alarm siitance for Western Europe' but about the growing Southern Demo- also emergency aid for China and , "atic revolt against his civil rights money for combatting disease and program, he did not exhibit II pub-' unresl In occupied Korea, Japan llcl Vand Western Germany. • The word from the temporary The comparable administration White House where Mr. Truman is figure for these programs during vacationing was "no comment' 1 the nc.xt 12 months Is S7.000.0M.OOO, '• Whether thc President had received ; Herter said i any communications from Washing- i The Senate Foreign Relations .onumttcc and House committee chairman Charles A. Eaton, R., N. J., have recommended $5,300,000,OCO for European Recovery alone. The administration endorsed this U-month figure. ton about the revolt was not disclosed. ; Today's "No comment" followed! the pallcrn Mr. Truman set when attacks on him. The President meanwhile, awail- ed arrival of two Important measures on which he must act before Sunday midnight to prevent exptra- he h gross to extend. Thc bills, expected here late loday by courier plane from Washington, provide for a 30-day extension of rent controls and renewal of the Maritime Commission's wartime authority to charter, sell, and operate merchant ships, Kbcn Aycrs. assistant White House press secretary, said Mr. Truman would want to examine the bills before signing them. Today's schedule. Mrictly rouline. Included early breakfast, .some lel- ler writing, reading of official documents, and as much lime as possible on thc beach. The President swam with enlisted men at the submarine base ycstcr- Southern Democrats first exploded > day. He will stay here until ncxl over Ihe civil rights issue. Tims Friday unless iirpt-ni business calls I far he has said nothing oboul Ihe him back to Washington. secretary, who snltl Bencs wns In good licnllli. With thc Russia Soon May Absorb Her Satellites WASHINGTON. Feb. 27 IUP> — Stale Dcimrlimmt l-xpi'rts predicted todny Ihat Russia's next step to-' wnrd "consolidation" of Eastern Ell- rn|K may he Incorporation of somo stiitellilcs Into Ihe USSR. ^ These experts huso their piedic- Piirlly on diplomatic reports Wralern Europe IndtaithiK Hint such a course may have been set by Soviet leaders. Such development nroljntjly would : not occur until after Ihe Spring elections in such countries ns CzeeJio.vlovaK'ia and perhaps iifler inovL-s to convert rinland Into a totally Communist-controlled stale. thc United Slates, firllain and Prance are IryitlR to stiffen the llnck of Western Europe in lhc fiicc of (hn Communist coup d'ctnt In CV.ccho.slovnkia and Hie prospects of lied threats elsewhere. In nn unusual .statement the three \>ourts l - Tllis »» » »«t cut of35,, budget requests. The committee also demanded thai Ihc- Justice Department step up Its anti-monopoly work, particularly In the fields of food, cloth- Ing and doming. It gave the department additional money for tha work. Il.-infmnn, former ambassador to Moscow, said at committee hear- hii!s that unless Communism is Mopped In Western Europe, "we will face a silunllon Ihat we cannot deal with, and the balance ol po*- er, wliicli now Is predominately in our favor, will be against us." Ho was one ol several top America n officials. Including Secretary of sinle George C. Marshall, who ciillciTOl Soviet policy during the hcarlnss. Their testimony was released only lodny. Mar.slinll said the United Slatei Is ••bnstcnlly friendly" to the Russian ocoplc. But he said Soviet officials arc "very slow to agree rather difficult In negotiation, and I would sny generally suspicious of our motive." Pearl HankrutpcT Harrlmnn's statement, waj •parked by nn olwervallon by Hep Cliff Clevcn B er, R., o, The congressman •vild lie is not. so much worried over lied expansion In Europe as lie Ij over the chance the United States will go bankrupt. Hnrrlmnn said "most of our dls- comlort nt home" stems from tho European situation. "Uutortimntcly," he said, "ther» I arc aggressive forces In the world coming irnm the Soviet Union | which nru Just a s destructive ''in Ihelr ellecl on the world and our own way of life as Hitler was, und J Ihlnk arc i greater manace than Hitler was." Hu said he believed the Uniteil Stnti-ji can deal with these forces now. But It this country turns lt» back on Europe, he s»!d, It soon will lace -mi unmanageble sttuitlorf.'f In Its budget, recommendations, Ihe committee earmarked <197,217,•163 lor tlie Stale Department, J1IB,- .130,700 for Justice, $171.081.003 f?r Commerce and $18,785,000. for lh« Federal Courts. " If Ihc House upholds the committee cuts It would bring over-all reductions on the first three money bills lo hit the floor to J222/HO,- 370. The Republican [;onl Is to trim the budget $2,5fl!) 1 COO,000. * The only Increase over Mr. Truman's budget requests was an extra $101,700 for the Justice- Department anti-trust division, bringing its lurnJs to $:i,41 1,703. "In grunting the original request of (lie department." 11 said, "ths committee expects a more than normal expansion and acceleration of Ihc antl-trusl activities, particularly ns they refer to food, clothing and shelter." The FBI got the full $43900000 r«|Mcsted in the budget. In all, the committee cut $84,417,108 from Mr. Truinnn'S budget requests. The State Department took the sharpest cut of »I7J01,OM. Bui the cuts were offset somewhat by MO.000,000 In contract au- Prague's streets. Police appeared without the rifles they had carried for the pa.M four days and Ihe armed workers of "action committees" disappeared from sight. Throughout the nation, howcvci. Ihc Communists continued to reach deep inlo thc Inner workings lo purge opponent!; and tighten their own grip on Czechoslovakia's life. This wcm on hour aflcr hour, even though il was strangely quiet on the surface. Morning papers did not publish thc condemnation of the Communist coup by the United States. Drl- laln nnd France. There likewise was no mention of It on radio Prague. We Could Enjoy It DOUGLAS. Cia.. Feb. 27. (UP)_ The Weekly Coffee County Progress noting that there are entirely loo many special "weeks" nnd money- raising campaigns these days, began a movement today for a "Glve- Us-a-Kc.sl-Wcck." Weather Alkan.sas lotecasl; Mostly cloudy and mild today with showers in the West portion. Mostly cloudy u>- nighl. cooler in Ihe West, portion Showers in the North and East por- partly cloudy ami lion. Saturday, cooler. Minimum this morning—33 Maximum yesterday—GO Sunset lodny—5:44 Sunrise loinoirow—6:31 Precipitation, 24 hours to 7 a in. lodaj—.08 Total since Jan. 1—9.86 Mean temperaliire (midway bo- ween high and low)—56.5 Normal mean for Feb.—43.4 TliJs Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—22 Precipitation. Jan. 1 to "this date— S.M One of the signatories of that .statement — France — probably Is liiRh on Ihe list for renewed Corn- imimsl nictation nnd Iroiible this Spring. France and Ilaly are expected to be mnjor targets for Communist pressures. Therefore, llicv expressed Ihe hope thai events In support for the Marshall plan In Congrr.ss. Congressmen Increase Clamor for Aid to China WASHINGTON. Feb. 27. (UP) — Congressional , mew loi Two Icarting Re-publican si-ni- tors proposed an "arms for China- rider on the new $215.0CO,c:o Greece- Turkey aid bill. Two Democratic House members came up with help- China ideas of their own. Rep. Robert L. P. Sikc.s. D.. Fla . said the administration should gh China bullets and planes instead ot dollnr.-i. He said Mukden. Manchuria, is about lo fall to lhc Coni- nuini.st.s. "Wil.'nn (lie year we may ue i-oll- mcnt's Hinds were cut in the hope it would become more efficient. Finland Gets Bid for Pact With Russia HELSINKI. Feb. 27. (UP)—A reliable source reported loday Ihat President Julio K. Paasikivi has received a letter from Premier Josef Stalin proposing a pact of friend- wtona] clamor lo helu Chim ship mu) " lutual assistance between >udt-r today. v/iuuj | Russ j a anrt pj r ,i aiu( . ' Thi> imolficial but responsible Informant tcported that the Finnish cabinet had taken up the Soviet proposal at once. 'Hie cabinet may take a favorable altitude toward the proposition and send a delegation to Moscow for ne- ; Spoliations, the Informant reported. Paasikivi called the chairmen of L nil the party groups lo the presi- jderuial palace this afternoon. Soms j quarters believed he was reporting to them on details of the Soviet fronted with a Communist Asfa!" I I>rop0sal he told the House. Rep. W. J. Bryan Dorn. D.. s. C., Introduced a resolution calling for the U. S. to join In a "mutual assistance pact" with China anri the nations of Western Europe. "Indecision is fatal — he said, "We .mist substitute realism for idealistic humanitarianism. Appeasement, won'l work." New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open high low ... 3252 3284 3229 . .. 3257 3288 3237 ... 3195 3224 3175 . .. 2930 -29S7 2925 ... 2892 2924 3885 1:30 3284 3285 3222 2967 Before leaving for the Ulk with Paasikivi, eact party chairman discussed the question of a pact wiln Ills own parliamentary group, reliable sources reported. Informed polilical quarters said the Russians sought a full military alliance with the Finns. Official sources which continued receipt of a Soviet proposal refused to say what kind of pact was proposed. Responsible polilical sources sail only the Communists in Finland would support any proposal for ft full military alliance. They said the other parties, and probably President Paasikivi as well .would see'* lo limit such a pact 'o )oint resistance ngsir.sl any German »J- 2324 ; groision.

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