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HEVILEE COURIER NEW TH * OOMWANT NEWSPAPZR Of ORTMA8T * ^ "*•• ^ -*-< T T XUT—MO. 181 _B1yth«vlll* Courier ~' " '.*!• Dtily New* Blythevlll* Herald Mississippi Valley Under NEWSPAPER OF MORTMABT ARKAMgAa AND SOUTMA.T MIM-OURT. BLYTHEVILLE. ARKANSAS THURSDAY, OCTOBER M, President Calls Congress Into ^Special Session Crist* in Europe To B* Taken Up On November 17. WASHINGTON 7 , Oct. -- 28. (U.P.) — President Truman told congressional leaders today he was calling a special session of Congress Nov. 17 on the European Aid crisis. The announcement was nade by House Speaker Joseph W. Martin, Jr., after the leadership met with the President for an hour. Earlier the Prc*iderit met with his cabinet today for t preview of his foreign aid conference later in the day with Republican and Democratic congressional leaders. He was scheduled to meet with *he congressional leaders «t 2'30 p.m. This was taken as an indication-he will ha ve som e announcement which he wants the public to get Immediately after the congres- « >lonal conference. The only White House comment on the cabinet meeting was that "the President desired to talk things over with the cabinet before seeing the congressional leaders." Press Secretary Charles G Ross •cknowledged that "the two meetings are related to that extent." Although the cabinet usually meek on Fridays, Ross Insisted thai today's meeting was a "regular' cabinet conference, merely advanced one day. A Her natives Studied The White House conference came against a somber backdrop of world events. While American diplomats warned that Western Europe was threatened with serious hunger and strife this Winter, Moscow served notice that Russia regarded American aid-as part of a "predatory, expansionist" and anti-Soviet policy Congressional quarters saw these alternative courses of action before Mn Truman: 1. A plea to'the congressional foreign relations and spending committees to approve at least $580000,000 and perhaps as much as $800.000,0000 in emergency aid next month, and thus open the way for a special session in December. Z. Request inform*! approva .'from'-the leadership for use of dol lars now available at>Vhe Export- Import Bank, Commodity Credit Corp., and possibly the Reconstruction Finance Corp. Funds from these sources might carry Europe 1 until early Spring, when the administration hopes the long-range ^Marshall plan will be ready. V T Opinion Sent to yfhiif House There were arguments for both courses of aclion, both in congressional circles and among the President's top advisers. The recall of Congress has been generally favored by those responsible for U. S. foreign policy. Use of funds already held by government lending agencies is a course ' apparently favored by Sen. Robert A. .Taft, R., o., chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee. Other senators of both parties also have recommended this method. V ••. It was reported in some quarter., that Attorney General Tom Clark already has furnished the White . House with an opinion that lending agency funds can be used for foreign relief without a vote o Congress. But some U. S. official indicated that they favored at leas "informal" approval by the leader ship before such a step is taken. French Premier Revises Cabinet RamodUr Reduces Number of Deputies, Atki for Confidence PARIS, Oct. M. (UP)—Premier Paul Ramadier today accused both Gen. Charles de Gaulle and the Communist Party of following po- Holes that can lead only to Ihe destruction of Prance. Looking haggard and strained ».ter a day and most of a night spent, in streamlining his cabinet U) deal with its toughest crisis, Ra- madler, leader of the Socialists said the rate of the fourth re public was at stake. He did not call cither the Communists or De Gaulle by name. But it was unmistnkeable i.!)al leant them, and he denounced both for allegedly seeking to overthrow the republic and warned they were leading the nation to "haos and ruin. He described De Galle's rally of the French people whlcn obtained 40 per cent of the popular vote In 'ast Sunday's nationwide municipal election as "another form of agitation trying to overthrow the foundations of our country." Late last night, he explained i'hy he had reorganized and re- uced his cabinet, "To face a grave political situation we found it necessary to form a concentrated government in order to give it needed authority in this hour." he explained. Nation's Existence Threatened He said that if Prance fails to respond to the "extreme gravity' of the situation, "not only will om money, our finances and our economy be endangered, but even th< very existence of the nation." Ramadier said he had made no attempt to include followers o General Gavjlle, who became thi strong man of French politics ii Sunday's municipal elections, be cause this "concentrated govern ment was founded on the only le gitimacy which counts in the re public — parliament, keeper of thi national sovereignty." Because De Gaulle's rally of the French people was organized only six months ago, it has no depulie in the National Assembly. Rama dier said the streamlined cabine was-not a new government; it was the cabinet formed in January, nov compressed so it could "exer else vigorously" its authority. His streamlined cabinet, half tin size of the one that resigned yes terday — 12 members instead o 24 — will go before an extraordi nary session of the National As sembly on Tuesday for a vote confidence. ' Wrangling Amc Dec ,/ WASHINGTON, Oct 23 (UP)— Senate investigators were ' told today that two new deal cabinet members and Army sl i pp ] y chle( Qen Brehon Son-ervell played key role: in blocking the use of mobilization plans prepared in advance of World The testimony was given by Louis Johnston, former assistant secretary of war, to members of the Senate War investigating Committee. The rommtttee Li holding hearings to determine why "M-Day" p i alls nre . pared In advance were not used Johnston said the mobilizatioi plans ran Into opposition from the *Tihen Secretary of Labor Prances F Perkins and Secretary of War Harrv Woodring. He said Miss Perkin ouarrcled bitterly with him ove plans to use Civilian Conservatioi Corps camps tor soldeir training. Woodring, whom Jie called "i s.ncercd Pacifist," quarreleA with him over prewar plans for building heavy aircraft, Johnson said. He said Somervell found the mobilization plane, which Jolmsron had brought Up t o date In 1939. "not consistent with his own ambitions." Y. Cotton open high low 1:30 3335 3311 3332 3356 3323 3359 3321 3342 3245 3291 3237 3253 3009 3020 2998 2999 Ml* Utt ait 1337 Film Probe Starts in Washington Film Stars Ready For Grand Jury To Wage War to Session Monday r«,,,uri «cri..i..i c.,.., ^-uro Communism Court Issues Call Before a battery 01 movie cameramen and still photographers and with muc h or the dram. <* a Holly wood production. .rack L. Warner, arrow, vice- president of Warner Brothers, ,ak« the wltne* ,Un7L the House UnAmerio,,,, A c,,vit,es Committee opens iu hearings into Con,m l ,nl s m-,,,Ho,Tywo^ ^el, beside him u Paul V. McNutt, counsel for the producers. Third from »,. right I. «nm lt.Tcl..™« Representative Parnell Thomas. HepuWlctn of New Jer-ey. (NBA Telephoto T Hundreds of Fires Laying Waste to Thousands Of Acres of Timber, Wheatlands and Pastures By Unlied fires raged in nine states today through timbcrlaiula scorched „'„„< -----••«, ---"...• drouth. Meanwhile, rain clouds promised relief ' ..--.western wheatlamLs and pastures. 9^n riffn 1 ' 6 t ! lan 15 ° f ° reSt fiVCS '" New Kn 8 |f » 1(1 lll - va burned 50,000 250,000 in damage, taken two lives and left 1,000 homeless. caused *3,- CT -t "-" •"•'-- i- * --0 rtiiu ici t j ,UUV/ nOTTlelCSS I'orestry officials in Wisconsin planned to combat nortliwoods fireg with artificial rain made by dropping dry ice pellets into clouds. arnnciai In the Great Plains area, faYin-+ . ers complained that pasture lands, ' ^^^^^^^ Commerce Department Bans Malt venting wheat from germinating. "*• • — - - — However, the Weather Bureau promised that a cold front from the north combjning w llh moist air from the Gulf would bring rain late today and tomorrow. In New York, where skies were clear, the dry weather brought additional forest fires and a curtailment of hydro-electric power to manufacturing plants, only fivc- hundrcdtlis of an inch of moisture has fallen this month. Appeals to Washington Oov. Ernest W. Gibson of Vermont appealed to Washington for x Six Socialists in Cabinet Ramadier will ask approval of his handling of all the major issues facing Prance: growing Inflation, demans of the Communist- led unions for new wage increases and the political situation, now exceedingly complicated by the emergence of pe Gaulle's rally as the for the emergency caused in '.his state by the drying up 01 Appalachian mountain streams. Exports in Effort to Conserve Grain Marshall Plan Is Taking Form Reconstruction in Europe Must S t :'•'; Soon r Of fie io I NEW YORK, Oct. 23. (J rclary of State George C."Marshall' WASHINGTON, Oct. S3. (UP) — The Commerce Department today ordered an embargo oh malt export*. It said the step was taken, after consultation with th« St»te and 'Agriculture departments, in support of the food conservation program. } Malt Is made from germinated grain, usually barley, and I* used In brewing beer and ale. It was understood the embargo 43 Criminal Cases, Including 24 Felonies, On Docket for Term A list of prospective grand Jiirori and alltMnates wiw opened yesterday by Circuit Court Clerk Harvey Mon-U Kft*r it was decided lo call » (fraud Jury to serve during tlv> criminal term of the Chlckasawba DWrict of Mississippi County Circuit Court which convenes here Monday. Judge Zal B, Harrison of Hlythevllle will preside. The list was sent lo Sheriff Wil- X«m Rerrymaiv'i office which Issued summons notifying live vrnlre- m«n from unions whom a grand jury will be selected. The current Circuit Court criminal court docket, shows 24 felony oases to be heard this term pln.i IS misdemeanor appeals from Municipal Court. Arraignment of defendants nnd selling of cases for trial was set lor 1:30 this afternoon by Judge Harrison. KuiUlnr (or Grand Jury Deputy Prosecuting Attorney H. O. Partlo*- said loday thut the KIUIV I Jury, In addition to I Us investl,;ivl- In^ dulles. will make » routine inspection of city und county offices and jails. Work of a grund Jury is kept secret until true bills have been returned and indictments entered on the court docket. Vcnlremcn on the grand jury llsl are Charles Ray Newcomb, Louis G Nasli, Kendall Berry, J. v. Lent! Russell Gnlni's, Keith J. Bllbrcy untl J. A. Lench. all of.Blytheville; Louis E. Townscnd, drover Snydcr, Hubert Qrlffln, Enrl Wildy and M. S Bellinger, all of Manila; Tom CHilh- rie, T. A. Kennctl and A. E. Hudson all of Ix>achville; and D. w. Ciuti- ford of Dell. Listed as allernnlos are W. R Brown of Manila nnd Max Usrcy, Spencer Bunch, E. O. Adams, O. W, Coppedge. Giis Ebcrdt Jr., B. R. Hays W. O. Giicrln' and lay Elch, nil of Blytlievllle. Larceny CIM Pcmlinr Cases on the current docket whlcl' may be heard this term include n charge of grand larceny agnlns! Jodie Forshee of Blytlievllle, win. Is accused of taking al Icnst $:iOO of about $1,500 stolen from the farm home of Mr. und Mrs. H. A, Day of Dogwood Ridge Aug. 23. : ... The pays, whose grahdiilccc For- WASHINGTON, Oct. 23. (U.P.)-Actor Robert Mont. lnii*l y iT* ai'l 1 -*"™ at Uio HOUM Conununum-ift. lo) ywood hoanng today whon ho declared hi* retdiiteaa W ro_to war against the "totalitarianism called Communism? + Tlw handsome gray-suited icree* alar,, who served as a nav»l officer hi World War U, told the House Un. American Activities Committee: "1 save up my Job to fl»ht total*. Uilnnlsm called Fascism, 1 im ready lo do It again to fight totalitarianism called Communism." Montgomery was one o( four big- name movie star witnesses at th» fourth sesnlon of the committee'* Investigation of Communism in the movie capital. i The others were George Murphy, Gary Cooper nnd Ronald Reagan. When Ihc spectators In the Jammed crystal and riiarbl* hearing roc in applauded Montgomery, Committee Chairman J. Parnell UN Urged to Kill Soviet Proposal Censorship Move ' Termed an 'Outrage' By U. S. Delegate I.AKB SUCCESS, N. Y,, Oct. 23. I UP)— The United States warned :«(lay tluit Soviet proposals lo stifle illi-Ked wurmoiiBfrs would lend dl- reclly lo the establishment ot cen- vorslil|i inul n ixillce sftilv." Amerlam Deictic Wnrrcn Aus- In lol<l the United Nations Polltl- :nl Committee Unit the Russian proposnl was "n direct alluck on he United Slates," and should be tilled now. Austin. In a powerful dcfdnw) of Lhu lice press, called the Soviet suggestion of censorship nn "outrage." Austin praised former Secretary of Stale James F. Byrnes and American Delegate John Hosier Dulles whom soviet Vice-Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishlnsky has branded Austin asked the committee to kill Ihu Soviet resolution so that the UN can "get on with our work." "Attempts lo suppress thought and expression call not, in the loni; run, .succeed." Austin snid. "Nothing coulil h<i more calculated to nnlniRr Hit; uriulhllltlrs of linnrsl men thai ihc attempt (if fnltyblts Iradrrs to arr»g*l<> \n Ihcm.ielvrs Ihti powers to determine what mm think or say. "The road of restraint by edict lends directly to Ihe establishment of censorship and a police state. "The United States docs not In- lend lo support any steps along that road. There can lie no compromise with efforts to' curtail freedom qf speech." Carlos P. Roinul ot the Philippines The Buffalo Niagara Electric j sfl >d last night that the time for HC'- curtailed the "on by the United States In the large man- Corp. in New York use of electricity in ufacturing plants. Forest vvhicl _ _^_ M quarter of the summer resort city reconstruction of Europe was at hand. Stinnett nrL -"-"-" •""' "=• ""= ii'wrier o. me summer resort city strongest organization In the na- of Kennebunkport threatened to i^ay to sweep into the city of E;ist rest fires in New England Addressing Ihc closing session of ti yesterday destroyed one- " 1C 16ttl on"!" 1 ' forum conducted \C*r nf l)lo com,**...- , _!,-_ bV tVlp Mfltl/ ~\fr.*-\r TTr... n IJ >,,..:1 i\fc. iMore than 2,000 ier, who is leader of the - ,..,^ luulu , „—" Po-fty. kept six Socialists < volunteers worked two t Ca ' Nevertheless, the. night, setting a tlons in France — the rall'y and j National 0 Guardsmen through _ * vr — LLlt '*my ana i j -Sf U 5 iS I? ~ Were not lncluded -! the devastated ine Kally has no members in' looting the Assembly — which automatically precludes It — and Communists were dropped last Spring because its deputies voted against the government on issues upon which a majority of the cabinet •""- agreed. areas back patrolled prevent . It remained to be seen whether Ramadier still had the support of a small majority in the assembly De Gaulle's rally won nearly 46 per cent of the total vote in the municipal elections Sunday largely at the expense of the Popular Republican Movement. Ramadier's strongest supporters, outside of his Socialists. Radar Equipment Display to Open Navy Day Events The week-long observance of Navy Day get* under way here tomorrow with the arrival at Blytheville High School of a. mobile radar exhibit from the U. S. Naval Air Station at Memphis, Tenn. Four Navy men are scheduled to accompany and explain the electronic display. The exhibit will be moved downtown and opened to the public Saturday. On Sunday, a training flight of 25 carrier-based aircraft is scheduled to fly over Blytheville between 1:30 and 2 p.m. Cavt. H. B. Butterfield, commanding officer of Ihe Memphis* air station, will be principal speaker at s Navy Day program conducted by Dnd Cason Post 24 of the American Legion at its meeting Tuesdav night at the Legion Hut. A Navy Day program will be held at Blytheville High School at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Navy Day programs will also be held at meetings of the Junior Chamber of Commerce *nd Lions, Kiwants and Rotary clubs next week. by the New York Herald Tribune Marshall denied there was a detailed "Marshall plan" but he said (hat n plan was being drafted by the State Department which would be proposed to Congress in Ihe near future. "The reference to me personally was unfortunate." Marshall said. the next 90 days for "the food conservation program. definitely misleading. There was no gia and portions of southern The brewers objected to ihipmenU ?" e uy U " 1Ky nlso be llbnr<5 thls of malt to foreign countries which f«m. Moona" -vas captured hiding inlghtj.se American malt for making , * ,1 T? beer and ala while'the Industry is lrorn '" c sl( restricted here. The Commerce Department said export controls on malt, abandoned lost March 17. will be rcitnposed effective tomorrow. Since no exiiort quotas were announced, the action amounts to ft complete embargo. Mnlt exports haft been running at the rate of about 1.000,000 bushels 34-pound bushel of ginia was suffering from lack of moisture; He listed 16 states the drouth-ridden area. Harriman Kstati- Endangered A S.oob-acre forest fire in the "The period of study and preparation is thus drawing to a close. The time of action Is at hand," he said. President Trumnn In a Ie^, ^ -• ~, -- .^.^^ ,, ll; ,„ im ™ rs - Ogden Reid, president of the Ramapo Mountains nca r Harriman , c \ v York: Herald Tribune. Inc.. read N. Y., for a time threalcned Ihc night's session, warned that dairy farm and woodland cstai- a " y ste|)s ta kcn by the United Slates "' "—•- - - -to give financial aid to Europe must not Injure American economic life. -.. nv.c H.-I/JJL- H ? snid decisions lakcn In the cd burning in Michigan, although com '"B weeks on American aid to -" were undeY control. Gov. Kim lmn t>'y countries would strongly cn! P tlo ' mnkin K holiday. At the same time, the committee itself faced a threat of possible i lot 11 iii^vu m LIII urt L ui IrnjbilOU; •ttcr »/v !c 8 nl action by the distillery. Recti- nf I hi. ricrs *'"' wlne Workers Union of Secretary of Commerce' \v" ; to Ei , Vc Avcrell Harriman. Some 12 forest fires were report all ....... ^ ui ^ |IM . M Slgler Issued a proclamation "r'r- , aflcct American relallons' wit'h'the stnct.ng brush burning, ramn cntlre world, fires and smoking. camp "^" t , we must be very careful to -- —• «...u...., 6 . — -.. n^ IIIUM, DC \ r ery carciul to Governors In the northeast states Roc that the steps we take will real^'i?'"^ f<»-«ts_to hunter i and 'i'serve the end we have in view." the end we have in view," runian wrote. "We must face IAPL) which is seeking to delay the shutdown. The union want! the committee lo call off the 60-day distillery holiday and substitute instead a partial cutback In operations extending over a longer period. It claimed Ifils would save more grain arri still not result In unemployment. There was a possibility this problem would be taken to President Truman for a. decision. ,, , "" ••«•"",. T-IC lllUhl lilLU P m 0* fl the fact that we alone cannot re- FOrmCrS tO Get zr^s^ft ssi'sHErHi^-ooomooo sir,,,",:;,:;";, 1 ;«,?= i»rrjf~,r±»R« «"'•«—»! For 1947 Cotton friiiiY =111; . . i. grams ana "••« CHUULIVC flforl of | nils, although it has helped ma-, to help themselves" Hire LllC iaEn r-rtrri nynn ~\.fnv A v.-it ... New York Stocks A T and T p.m. Stocks Amer Tobacco ... Anaconda Copper Beth Steel ..... Chrysler ...... .. Coca Cola ____ -.... Gen Electric Gen Molois Bond Forfeited Ray Jones of Cooler, Mo., for- leited » « 5 .35 bond In Municipal ^ ulula w>urt this morning when he failed , Montgomerv Ward .0 appear to answer a charge of N Y Central *•*'? r h ^ "f dCr the lnf >« en « I"t Ha^v st or intoxicatmgjiquor. i N . o , t ,, Am Aviation Tem^ratureNe^ 90 S" 6 ^ The mercury here yesterday somewhat lower prices, both wholesale and retail." the bureau said. The bureau said lhat on the basis ,„ , , i . j.,.,, , ' i ot "'rrenl priccs,and estimated pro?i 11 it . !L° na contributions of $307.-! ductlon, farmers will receive more n 1-1 w to the Citizens School BuilinR ; than $2,000.000,009 for the 1947 cot- 01 i » i • social ' on dr ivc lo obtain SoO.OOO 'on crop, 29 per cent more than J* l-tt t 10 DaV fOr thi* Sltrt pnln-iA^ »«_ _ 1\,nt~l ,-n^ n :..n^ 1 n ^l ..., n _ __J ... J New Donations of $307 94 1-8 | lo pay for the site selected for a they received last year and nearly e seece for a ey receve as year an 65 1-2 lew high school todav moved the triple Ihe 1935-39 average. ' ' 187 37 1-8 JS31.DOO. 60 3-1 59 15 3-4 8fl 1-2 9 3-t 28 7-<t than: The new crop is one-third larger • than last year's but tolal U. S col- following contribu'ions were Ion supplies for the 1947-48 season eu todflV Or T Vr \l'iltp • ,,-LII U* nl.n.,1 1J —-_ ^i . .. aboul 14 Socony Vacuum IS 3-a /.T v, —~>"«'j i*c»c ^cBwjroay Climbed to a peak reading of 88 Studcbakcr . .. oegrees, according to Robert E Standard ot N J Blaylock. official •• gather obser-i Texas Corp i.tl' .f^ xs WnipcralHrc during Packard . . l»«t «l«h. w«* W icgr««. u S Steel . 22 1-2 flfi l-'J S9 1-4 5 3-8 n reported loday": Dr ,T M ~ \Vi"n> S150, Dr. D. L Boy'a <in M, i n d th'Vn ThP~nr»J(on"« r'rnn T.=r C""""' "" ly S3m Wrryman and Ardcn AL. and c _ , „_ :, J i"l ^-J-Sf'Sl"V? ?r^^™"«^ wu^k^h^Cef ^ 5£ SSi-SS.^^Toin'cha^ Clovis, and Mrs. Tom B. Bright of Hot Springs, N. M. .-.„. w,,,^r.,,, muiuonai conn- o. inp sonormally small carrv-ov 'r 0 ?. ^ '«?' M " Bll;>: ? 27+:> ' V ' °' lhc hlllcau 5al<l - •">« carryover I Holland, «o, and \V.' O. Gucrm expected to be slightly larger ncx ccnt smaller Soybeans open high low close year. I Mar. 347 .1558 S50 3M 344 November. The conlest hen- is ™' . ,. .. .. part of * nation-w:dc compellllon The report said Ihe estimated 1941 sponsored by the u. S. Junior production and "uncertainty con - chamber of commerce. cernlng eflecllve foreign demand for American cotton" accounted for an i»u .>...^..^.i tunuii ntTOumea lor an Fifty thousand people are en SSVflfhl per cent decline In cotlon ^agcrt'ln the radio industry in EUR !H(I i r\rl/-*K «tn/>* tMM_1«l« ,...j jr. 150 1 prices sine* mid -July. old-up of John's Whiskey Store r n.s captured hiding th"i; M.rce blocks •- gun. ui>:ki:t is ^ would be "the first step In an Inevl- of rflprcssion and was taken f ATRO; Also on the Mack Taylor, 4S-year-old itlnerale laborer, who is charged with arson. He was arrested July 22 after a shack he had been using as living n.uarter« was burned at Walker Park Fairgrounds. After his arrest, Taylor said h« burned the shack In defiance of orders to move so the area could be used for new construction. Other cases docketed for this term Include: H. J. Gulp of Blytheville, charged with robbery nnd gnuirt larceny; Mrs. Bonnie Sue Qulclley of Blylnc- vllle, charccd with grand larceny: Mr.s. Mamie Berry, grand larceny; Hazel Walker, grnml larccnv: Willis Ford of Blytheville, grand larceny; Kdna Coldmnn, Negro, a.s- sault with intent lo kill I Arthur Beck and Raymond Allen, both of Leachvillc, burglary and grand larceny. Richard E. Priest of Rt. 1, Blylhc- ville, three charges of forgery and ullerlng; Lavcrne Maj'ficld, Blytheville Negro, assault with intent 'to kill; Ganl Summer, Incest; Robert Southard of BJythevllIe. buiglnr.v and grand larceny; James Nance of West Virginia, grand larceny; E. W. Hallcr of Dell, two charges of forgery and uttering; James liazzcll cf Mississippi, Brand Inrccny; David Nash, two charges of forgery and uttering; and S. M. Hubbiird, carnal abuse and incest. Five old cases, carried over Iron. Ihe Spring term, also arc scheduled to be heard. The cases arc Ihose of Walter Boles, charged wilh sodomy; Carlle Davidson, charged with two counts of attempted assault: Volbie Joe Hollarid. Negro, two charges of rape; Joseph Jones. Negro, murder; and A. V. McDanicl, disposing of mortgaged property. All except lioles were ordered to Ihe Slate Hospital for a 30-'.i;iy mental examination last term but all were found sane and rcunncd here lo stand Irial. High School Students Enter Jaycec Contest The public speaking contest sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce on "f Speak for Democracy" will be held at 9:30 a.m. lomorrow at Blytheville High School. C. G. Redman Jr.. Marion Mays, . purl in a stale contest In mid- table _ thought control. "You can't remove the oxygon Ironi a room and hope to smother only one of its occupants," Romulo said. Honmlo pointed out that u controlled press could propounds/-*; for war or [lynlim war, but that an absolutely free press retains "a certain balance of group sense." "The Daily Worker and Ihe New Masses are published in the United Stales," Romnlci rmid. "But could we expect the Chlcugo Trlln.no to be allowed to publish in Moscow? Bankers Plan Night Meeting . In Jonesboro Officers of Blylhevllle banks will join bankers of Mississippi and surrounding colludes tonight at an agricultural itwctinB In Jonesboro sponsored by Iho Federal Reserve Hank of St. Louis and the University of Arkansas/ President Sum H. Williams and Vice Prrsirtcnt D. C. Pnfford ol Iho First National ^Bank plan to attend. Officers of Ihe Farmers Bank and Trust Co. planning to a I tend arc D. A. Lynch, president; P. E. Wnrrcn and R. A. Porter, vice presidents; and n. L. Banister, ciwhier. The meeting Is one of a scries conducted by the Arkansas Extension Service »s an educational program to determine what can be done to help farmers make more money. • —•* w, jrmiien •Ihomiis, R., N. J., pounded sharply with lilJi Knvt'1. He said there musk be no further demonstrations Red« In Minority Montgomery snid Communists were a "very active minority" In the' Screen Actors Guild, of which h» has been president several times. ' Murphy, a dancing and singing still 1 , agreed that Hollywood "reds" are a small part of''the whole. Murphy was president of th« Screen Aclors Guild when the long Hollywood jurisdlcttonal -' strike started. He said the guild opposed the strike but there was some at- Icinpl within the guild to change this attitude. He.inlet he and Reagan were called "scabs" because of this and ah at- lempt by the Actor's Guild lo settle the dispute. > Murphy was asked to whnt extent Communists had filtered Into th» Screen Actors Guild. r "In my opinion there has been :onstnnt irritation from a very small group." he said. "I don't think they amount to one per Uent> of th« members." •"'' v - ^ Murphy uid lie never had befit called upon to speak Communist ' lines In any picture and would refuse U red. parU wtr« hin4«d u him. Reagan, sportily^ dressed, .and Jaunty of 'Rianncr/feought women In the audience to their feet when he began testifying, Now president "'the Screen Actor* GulTA-Reagan "•V the orgp«nlt»tlon had Ca small Jto"- .whfch constanLly'.ppposcd |»nlt-lsm mnjorityv ' s',•£•>;/ - -,-hey have been •'following' 1 tactics which have been doscrlbed ai more or less those of the Com-, munlst Party, "he said. Reagan said this group "attempted to be a disruptive influence," He said 00 percent oMhe membership' voled >gAliuV''f ht* clique. .' .'.,-, Asserting lhat Commtinlst 'fronts were active'in Hollywood, he snid It was a typical praclfce of these orgnnizatlona to use some legitimate and worthy cause to raise funds for purely Communist uses Rcagiin said he once"was nsked to sponsor an appearance by Negro singer Paul Robeson for "a : h~ci5'pltal. fund. He learned later tliat the con, cert wns sponsored by (he antti Fascist, refugee goup. Tells of Smear Canipitign . Movie writers Fred Niblb, Jr., and Richard McCaulejT preceding the nctors to the stand, said Hollywood reds practiced "smearing*** and "Intimidation" against those who opposed tncm. Montgomery, said he, too was smeared but added, "it deesn't bother me." Montgomery, former president of the Screen Actors Guild, said heS once introduced a resolution again*' "foreign Isms," but Hint Ihcre was "Ircmcndous opposition" to the an- li-Cornniunlsm and anti-Fascism" clauses. He said he did not think he wai qualified to answer a question whe- Aaron M. Gentry, Salesman, Dies Of Heart Ailment Aaron Marshal Gentry died of a heart altack at 10:30 'last night at his home at 515 North Broadway following a two weeks illness. He was 38. Born fn New Mexico. Mr. Gentry moved to Blytheville 15 years ago. At the time of his death he was employed ns a salesman by Montgomery-Ward and Company here. Surviving are his wife. Inez Bevil Gentry, one daughter, Renal and one son Garry Wayne, of Blytheville; his fnther, Dan Gentry, of Clovix, N. M.; six brothers, Floyd Muirin. and Robert Earl Gentry, of Clovis; Harry Gentry, of El Paso, Tex., Clifton Gentry, of Belen, N. M,. and Glen Allen Gentry of Ariz- land. , . . Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock in IKe Calvary Baptist Churcli with Ihe Rev. P. H. Jernlgan, pastor, officiating. Burial will be <••> the Elmwood Cemetery, Cobb Fu...>ral Home Is in charge of wrangetnenU. law would help Hollywood get rid of "reds." • • I "My personal opinion." Montgomery continued, "is lhat It (Communism) Is not a political party but a subversive group just like the German-American Bund wns." .He said he "assumed" that Communists, from their actions ar« agents of a foreign power Gas Consumers' Board to Meet In West Memphis B. A. Lynch said today he planned -to leave tomorrow for We^t Memphis where he will attend a meeting: of directors of the East Arkansas Natural Gas Consumcri Association beginning at 10 urn According to plans made at ths directors' last meel' trustees may be . Sept 12 fiv« tomorrow rro who will have sole authority to negotiate with distributors of natural gss seeking « .franchise to serv« the East Arkansas area. It was not learned today whether Mayor Ben F. Butler Sr. of Osccola would attend. He is vice president or the association. . Weather ARKANSAS - Partly cloudy (ed»y, tonight and Friday with a few scattered showers in West portion today and in South portioa and extreme East portion Friday. Cooler Friday and In' Noithwejl portion* tonight,

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