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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE* DOMINANT NPU/RPAPE'D rk» MrhBl-ur* BT> ADWAILTOI> . » n - A .. : "^^"^^ * ^^—' THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI TOL. XLIV—NO. 187 Blythevill. Courier Blythevllle Daily New! Blytheville Herald Mississippi VaUey Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1947 Marshall Rushes Basic Decisions On European Aid Secretary of State Leaves UN Sessions To Plan New Battles BY B. •• SHACKFORD (United Prats Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Oct. 30. (UP) — Secretary of State George C. Marshall, after six weeks' absence at the United Nations, today took command over final preparations of the "Marshall plan" and other problems requiring solution before his departure next month for Lon"chief ot staff," un- of State Robert A. I 8INOLB OOFTO flTI City Purchases 22 Traffic Lights Installations to Cost Approximately $20,000 Officials Disclos* Solution of the growing problem of snarled traffic In downtown Blytheville and on other busy street* was a step closer today with the announcement by Mayor E. R. Jackson that an order had been signed for stop-light,, which will be Installed at K intersections. The* badly-needed traffic signals will cost approximately $20,000 but due to shortages of critical materials It will be from 10 to 16 Wholesale Food Prices Decline in October But Retail Prices Fail to R effect Savings Wholesale prices on food dropped last week to the lowest level sines early September, but housewives said today the decline had not been reflected at the nation's grocery stores. »— .—1 *»:. Marshall's del-secretary I/>vett, admitted that the next ten at the State Department as the days were going to be "hell week" top policy makers basic decisions on try the to reach European aid program. The complete Marshall plan must be ready for the Budget Bureau a week from tomorrow. • After listening to six weeks of UN debate, Marshall transferred I his base of operations here for the forthcoming crowded weeks. The big four council of foreign mln- • liters meet In London on Nov. 25 for another go at and Austrian peace the German treaties. Before he leaves for London, Marshall must: 1. Make final decisions on the European aid program and do the Initial selling" job to the congressional committees meeting Nov. 10 2. Select a delegation for the London meeting and prepare for that session. Some pessimists feel it may be the last attempt of the foreign ministers council to do groundwork on the German-Austrian treaties. 3. Decide what, If any, change there is to be in United States policy toward China— politically and economically—and what is to be done in the light of the suppressed report of Lt. Gen. Albert C. Wedemeyer on China and -Korea. ( 4. Keep in direct contact with the u. S. delegation to the UN Assembly. He will still make the top policy decisions'there and may "commute" to New York occasionally during the assembly's closing • days. Battle In Congress Looms The shape of the battle Marshall faces In Congress is already appearing in clear outline. -Sen Robert A. Taft, R.,; o. has described the plan in .its present form "beyond all reason" artel ,». .-(.serious threil: to" ;Hly anti-inflation program at home.] He also questions that the European countries will need $8,000,000,000 of aid from > outside, pointing out that the United states hns been supplying aid at the -rate 'of $4,000,000,OOC for the .last two years. Secretary cjf Treasury John w. Snyder pointed to another potential presidential-congressional row over the program yesterday; he called for a "pay-as-you-go". Marshall plan and asserted that no "tax- cuts could be contemplated until after Congress decides the amount of aid to be offered Europe. Republicans in Congress already have been talking of adding tax cut legislation to the special session program. President Truman will talk about taxes in "his message to the opening of the special session and probably wil' take the same line he did earlier this year when he vetoed proposals for tax reductions. Many Decisions to Be Made Top priority on Marshall's agenda here for the next 10 days will be the final decisions on the European aid program to be recom- weeks before Installation work can begin, Mayor Jackson said. Following are the intersections at which the new -stop-lights will be located: All intersections from Lilly to Fifth Streets, Inclusive, on Walnut, Main and Ash Streets. ' All Intersections from Broadway to Sixth Streets, 'Inclusive, on Chickasawba Avenue. Park and Sixth Streets. Twenty-first and Main Streets. The present signals at Chickasawba and Division and Main ami Division will be removed ahd new fixtures Installed. Frisco to Change Signal* Four sets _of signals will be mounted on poles at each intersection — one on each corner. No signal? will be ,installed at Dun and Bradslreet reported that .ast week's wholesale Index dropped 12 cents from the proceeding week. The index fell to $6.78, the lowest since Sept. i, when it stood at $6.71. I ail year, -f(er the flnt full week in which aU price controls on meat had been abolished, the level wu «.34. Declines last week were noted In flour, corn, rye, oats, beef, hams, bellies, lard, cottonseed oil, eggs, po- tatoei and eggs. Prices went up on wheat, barley, currants, steers, lambs and butter but cheese, sugar, coffee, tea, cocoa, beans, peas, peanuts, rice, molasses, prunes, milk and raisins were unchanged. Retail prices on Items which dropped In the wholesale Index had not been lowered In most grocery stores across the nation. At New York, where wholesale butter rose IX cents per pound yesterday for a total Increase this week of four cents, retailers boosted butter prices two cents a pound. Dun and Bradstreef* dally weighted price index of 10 basic commodities moved up slightly yesterday to 283.60 from 988.55 the previous day. Oilier food and price developments: Washington—The CitUens Food Committee set In motion • nationwide "grass roots" campaign to win the support of farmers In the drive to save 100,000,00 bushels of grain for export. The program called for the creation of • state-wide "lire- stock feed committee" to formulate specific plans for each Individual community. Wlllmar, Minns.-James G. Patton, president of the National farmers Union, praised President Truman's action ot combining Inflation control with aid to Europe, but said that controls must be applied to "all commodities In scarce supply," rather than to farm produce prices alone. New York—Herman Demnu, president of the National Poultry Producers federation said that CharUu Luckman, chairman of the food oom- mlttee was "grossly deceiving the public" by saying that poultryless Thursday would save 10,000,000 bushels of grain by Jan. 1, the Intersections of Railroad Street with Main, Walnut and Ash as the Frisco Lines plans to Install electric warning signals at each of these track crossings. , A control station for the lights will be installed at the City Hall fire station so that they may be set to clear traffic for fire trucks. All cable for the Mghts will be laid underground except for portions running across existing poles In alleys, Mayor Jackson said. Installation will be supervised by the Arkansas-Missouri Power Co. The contract for the 'installation work has not been let as yet, the mayor said.* Fixtures were ordered from the Southern Switch and Signal Co., Shreveport, La., he said, and cable from the Hazard Insulated Wire Works, Birmingham, Ala. Congress. Among these mended to are: How much aid shall be offered The official estimates for" four years run from 416,500,000,000 to *20,000,000,000. The 16 European countries estimated that they would have a top deficit of $22 440.000,000 for the same period ' . How lony should' the aid The -administration feels Fire Destroys Midway'Gin Near Manila P-l PIHE "'lAtoTHQaB 24 ... An early-morning. flifc ofX undetermined origin today destroyed the gin equipment and engine room, of the Midway Gin four miles West of Manila, causing damage estimated at from S40.000 to '$50,000. Nearby buildings were untouched by the blaze. : The fire was discovered about 2:30 a.m. by a gin employe living nearby but at that time had already gained such a headstart that no efforts were. made' to fight the blaze. Rex castleberry of Manila, president of the co-operative' that operates the gin, said that there was no wind and the other buildings- including the seed house, cotton house and office — were not endangered. There are no water facilities near the gin. There was no cotton in the gin at the time of the fire, Mr. Castle berry said. The property will be rebuilt, he said, but it will be next season before ginning operations can be resumed. The gin was built in 1935 but had been operated by the co-operative for only the past three years.'This was its third operating seaso'n. Oregon Officials' Bodies Found by Forest Rangers r'un? strongly that Congress should be promised an "end" to the program. But as Lovett told a press conference yesterday no such guarantee can be given now. In what form will the aid be given? Administration estim: are that more than a third of whatever Is appropriated will have guts'* '" lhe f ° rm of ° utr 'Bht What kind of organization administer the P ] au? Thc . rc three choices: 1. An existing ex- ecuilve agence: 2. Creation of special executive agency- government corporation Will the plan work? The Istration, like congressmen 3. A admin- return- u, '" nat prediction, what 4i -, .. - — h °wever is to state that the gamble must be taken « Europe Is to be saved from chaw and Communism. This Utter an mert probably will have more ef- olhcrs" C ° nBrCM lhan »" of the Army Plane Missing . BEACH, Cal.. Oct. 30 -'~ A n army plane has been missing since ;-,ocr. yesterday o-i a flight between March Meld, near Riverside, Calif., and Lockheed Air Terminal, Burbank, it was reported today. The plane was a Marauder two- engine bomber. The number of men aboard was not disclosed. Search wns ordered by the Coast Guard commandant for the Western Area from San Fran- DOG LAKE, Cal — Forest rangers Oct. 30. (U.P. Sugar Sales Show Sharp Increase As Time Hears for Lifting Controls One Blytheville grocery store manager said today that sugar sales had Increased during the past 10 days with purchases this morning much higher than the average as the hour nesrert for the lilting ot price controls by federal authorities. Controls will be lifted at midnight tomorrow, the last of price restrictions Imposed by the government during the war. Some other Blytheville stores re-#ported loclay they had not observed an unusual demand for sugar and expressed the general belief that the supply will be adequate. Some stores, however, carry only enough sugar in stock to last for a normal week of sales, It was said. Youthful Slayer Gets Life Term Negro Changes Plea To Guilty and Jury Fixes Punishment A jury in the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County Circuit Court today fixed life imprisonment in the state penitentiary as punishment for a 15-year-old Blytheville Negro found guilty of first degree murder. He is Joseph Jones, who withdrew a pica of not guilty this morn- ng and entered a pica of guilty to wilder. A Jury empanelled to fix ils punishment returned a verdict Inding him guilty of murder In the first degree. This case carried over from the Rst criminal term,^ was the only nurder trial docketed and brought .he heaviest penalty expected to be 'ecommended or pronounced during '.he current term. The youth was'held for the shot;un slaying of another Negro youth, dentifled as Tommie Jones. 17, at the Carte Hotel at Fifth and Ash early in February. Two Others Plead Guilty He was charged with shooting the older Negro boy in the neck with double-barrel shotgun after an argument over money. He then hid he body under a bed In a room wives West of the Mississippi River near the one where the shooting had Jyeen on a three-week sugar- ook place. He fled to-Steele,'Mo., buying spree. but was nabbed there by sheriff He added that there deputies who . traced him-through snjtar shortage and that any Vu-. his father Wylle Jonesr.»n oil mitt, gag price .I»*t«a»«i <inn\& "be Jib* •'' -*"'' '' 'warranted. ' ' Grltties, whose organization'• represents hundreds of Independent warehousemen and operators of drawn not guilty pleas and entered I. G. A. stores throughout the na' tlon, said "" Price Increases Feared CHICAGO, Oct. 30. (UP)—An Of- flcal of a large Independent grocers organization predicted today that housewives would have to pay 30 to 50 per cent 'more' for sugar after price controls are lifted at midnight tomorrow. J. Frank Grimes, president of the Independent Grocers Alliance, said the price: of sugar probably would increase three to five cents a pound, sending the price of, a five- pound sack to 68 to 75 cents. . Shoppers, fearing such an increase in the cost of eating, stocked up, meanwhile, on sugar, spokesmen for the food Industry reported. The last grain of sugar has been sold from some grocers' shelves, and an official of a large sugar brokerage house said thousands of house- 'Reds' in France Turn on De Gaulle Socialist Premier May Get Communist Vote at Showdown PARIS, Oct. ». . (UP.)— Tfte National Assembly 'tonight reaffirmed IU confidence in the (overnmenl of Socialist Premier Paul Ramadler to cope with France's (rarest polltlo-ftonomlc criala >lnce the war. PARIS, Oct. 30 (UP)— The powerful Popular Republican Party pleged its 109 votes In the National Assembly to Premier Paul Ramadier today when the chamber met for a showdown vote on the life or death of his middle-of-the-road here. ' Court records also showed today that two white defendants, also charged with felonies, have with-, pleas of guilty. the price of this basic food Item probably would shoot up suddenly and, then drop within 30 days. "If speculators enter the sugar ., . . market, however, the price Is likely P artles natl mad e their to go up 10 cents a pound and stay ™ 5 "} c Kventhjlme Mil there," he said. The price of sugar under government celling prices Is approximately 10 cents a pound. The highest price during the post-World War I period was 26.7 cents a pound, paid in June, 1920, according to Department of ; Labor statistics. The average price paid for sugar They were E. W. Haller of Dell, charged with two counts of forgerv and uttering, and»Robert Southarri of Blytheville, charged with bur- 'ary and grand larceny. In court this morning, a jury heard testimony In the case of Edna Cowman, Negro, charged with assault with intent to kill. Court recessed at noon and re-convened at 10 cents a pound. The highest price 1:30 to continue hearing the case, which involves the shootlng_of another Negro. Motorist Wins Acquittal Other cases disposed of today: Delmar Grimes, appealing Muni- ' during that year was nearly $1 for cipal Court decision on charge of j drunk driving, was found not guilty I by a jury this morning. Thomas Robinson, charged with public drunkenness, Municipal Court enough, he said, to fill the Ameri- decislon upheld. can sweet tooth with Its usual 14,Raymond Cook, charged with 000,000,000 pounds a year and still two counts of disturbing the peace, provide for export of large quantl- Municipal Court judgment affirm- ties to needy areas, ed by fig-cement. ! Housewives have been buying up During yesterday afternoon's ses- : sugar ever since the government an- sion. a jury upheld a Municipal • nounccd that war-time controls Court decision finding Audle peak would be lifted at midnight tomor- guilty of driving while under the row, Grimes said. Thus they have influence of Intoxicating liquor. A j given a false impression of a sugar fine of $50 and a Jail sentence of shortage, he added. ' 30 clays -was recommended In thej , verdict. j Tlic entire day yesterday was' spent in hearing this appeal case. five-pound sack. Grimes said he believed a sharp , I-'SKS s-;isaw.-<aAi8B3ssy!sa Last minute indications as the delegates took their seats were that Ramadler would come through with a narrow majority and win at least a brief respite for his coalition cabinet. The vote was expected tonight after spokesmen for the various Picas. It ie Socialist Premelr had gone before the a_- senibly to ask a vote of confidence In his policies, and the most critical of them all. Communists Shift Support The Communists, who could muster 166 votes, had decided to vote . against Ramadier, but they con- \ ceded he was likely to win by small margin. The first speaker, Joseph Laniel of the Republican Party of Liber- Board Appoints Supervisor of Missco Schools John Mayti Nam«d To Fill Post Held By Philip J. D,,r John Maye*. teacher at Blytheville High School, was elected yesterday by the Mississippi County Board of Education to succeed Philip J. Deer as county supervisor of schools. Mr. Mayes will lake over the county post Saturday when Mr. Deer become* supervisor of rec ords and reports In the State Department of Education In Little Rock. The Board's action was termed a surprise by both Mr. Mayes and W. B, Nicholson, superintendent of schools. Mr. Deer svibmltted his resignation to the Board 9bpt. 18 and unlll yesterday no official action had been tnkeh to immc a successor. Mr. Mayes said he did not apply for the position. In other action the Board yesterday gave formnl approval to consolidation of Box 'Elder School District No. 22 nnd Pnwhccn District NO. 45 with Lcachvllle District No. 40. These mergers hnd been decided »t special elections earlier this- month and reduce the number of districts In the county to 38. Mr. Maycs election left R vacancy In the high school [acuity and Mr. Nicholson said this, morning that there hnd not been time- as yet to name his replacement on the teaching staff. (Jraifliato ot Stute University He said he would • probably remain on the faculty until arrnnRe- ments had been worked out toward naming his successor. He will be able to devote afternoons and Saturdays to his new position until the vacancy his election created hns .been filled. The new county supervisor of schools received his bachelor of science In education degree from the University of Arkansas In 1029. He has been In the. field of education for the past 23 years and has worked mostly In Northwest Arkansas. Mr. Mayes was superintendent of the Armoret School for two yearn before coming here, where he taught general science .and civics. He has taught here Tor the past four years, Han Administrative Experience All of his work in the cduoft- ,tk)nal field has been of nn administrative nature with the rx- qeptlon of his position here, Mr. MaycJT ftld.-WheiS-he flrat *becnii>3 connected with the Hlythcvillo pcKool system, he was In chrvrgV of distributive education In x the vocational department. He also was principal of schools m Sprlngdale, In Washington County, and" Berryvlllc, In Carroll County. Mr. and Mrs. Mnye.s reside at 309 Dougan. Their daughter, Marlon, Is a senior nl Dlythcvllle High School and Tuesday won first place In the "I Speak for Democracy" public speaking contest sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. They also hnvo two sons, one In the first grade and another three years of age. "I appreciate the confidence the Board has In me and I realize the responsibility of the Job of succeeding Mr. Deer," ho commented. Surprise Hinted In House Probe * ^ ' *ff Of Communism WASHINGTON, Oct. 30. (U.P.)-HouM inve-tif-tor,. ol Hollywood Communist* issued more' cont*mpU>f-Con- Sfress citation* today as "hostile" film figure* continued to refuse to say whether they were Communists. . ' Defies Probers Movie writer John Howard Lawson appearing 'before the House Un American Activities Committee In Washington, leaves the witness stand after refusing to answer i question put to him by Commit tec Chairman Thomas. The qucs tlon was whether or not Lawson now Is, or ever has been, a member of the Commun|st Party. After Ijnwson's refusal, Thomas and other members of the committee voted,to start contempt proceeding! agnhist •'-- - " ' •— - photo.) the witness/ (NBA Tele- Th« new contempt citation* war* voted. M UM Houa» UnAmeritan ActivlUta CommtthM prepared to produce "aurprlM teaj-nony" that Hollywood reda «nca«ed in -A. bomb espionage." This j testimony, N 'he commlttae Mid, will "clU dmt*. Ime and place" of, tlj» alleged M- ' plonage. Earlier thl» mak, eight Holly. wood writers, director! , and pro- "• ducers had been labeled u Communist Party memben and tagged with contempt of Congreat chargM. Thote cited tbday'wert: ' , Movie Writer Ring Lardnar, Jr, film writer Lester Cole, y In previous contempt citations, the committee members present had voted to recommend that<'th* full commit!** a'dopt an "approprlat* resolution".. asking the House to approve the changes'. ' Today's 1 citations asked "that ap proprlate action be taken immediately.',' / That might mear? the charge* would be submitted .to Speaker Joseph W. Martin, Jr., for action la advance of the special congressional session scheduled for Nov. 17. Lardner was the day'« first witness. Like eight other so-called "hostile" witnesses Before him thla week, Lardner refused a v«-or-no ' aniwer to "the W question"—Are you a Communist?, The K-year-old son of a famous writing father wanted to read a statement, but the commltUe denied him permission to do so because he would not «ay whether he was a communist. i "I could answer the question,'* Lardner said, "But It I did I would hate myself in the morning.'". Committee Investigator Louis J. Russell testified he had found-a Communist Party card, No. 471(0 rise probably would be temporary I ty> announ ced that the 35 deputlei because sugar is plentiful. There is °L hts P" 1 ? would vot « »B-ln»t - - • the government. Robert Lecourt spoke for the Pop- wreckage of Gov. Ear! Snell's plane today and reported that Snel! and his three companions were dead. The searching party's report was received at Lakeview, Ore., by Merle Lowden, supervisor of the Fremont National Forest. The message said that the party was bringing out the bodies. It confirmed that the Oregon governor, his Immediate successor, Senate President Marshall Cornell, Secretary of State Robert S. Farrell, Jr.. and Pilot Cliff Hoguc, 42, were' killed In the clash during a goose-hunting vacp.tlon flight Tuesday night. With the deaths of Snell and Cornett confirmed. Oregon's next Chiseling Auto reached the] Court recessed about 3:30 P- m ' DGQ|A|>C Siflnrf t Lose Fat Profits Court records yesicrdny showed that two appealed cases from; Municipal Court were dismissed I on i motion of the city attorney, i Dismissed on motion of the city j were charges against Burl David- j son for assault "and for violating a : city ordinance prohibiting sweeping trash Into streets and against T. L. Lcv;Is for non-payment of garbage fees. governor will be the third in suc-| bank program cession—John P. Hall, Portland ~—"''""— -"' lawyer and speaker of the House; of Representatives. ; The plane's wreckage was sight-: ed yesterday by Pilot Robert A. Adams, who Identified It tentatively by its tail markings. Hogue was flying the three men from Klamath Pal's to Lakcvie.v, 70 miles away, where they planned to shoot geese. He apparently lost his way in bad weather and darkness and the plane rammed into a pine tree night inches thick. The tree was sheared off as If by a lightning bolt and the plane splintered into bits. ' Little Rock to Honor Memory of War Hero LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 30. (UP) — A funeral Saturday with full military honor* has been planned for cisco headquarters, the Long Bench the first of Little Rock's Const Guard authorities reported, war dead. Red Cross Executives Of Arkansas Confer LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 30. (U.P.) — Red Cross Midwestern Medical Adviser Raymond F. Barnes was to discusse the blood today during the concluding session of the meeting of the- Arkansas Red Cross chairmen. In Little Rock. Dr. Barnes was expected to outline to the Arkansans their part In the blood bank program. Assistant Regional Director Elmer S. Wood or St. Louis !cd a. discussion yesterday on preparation for disaster relief. He pointed WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 <UP) — A crackdown, on -tax-chiseling automobile dealers In more than 60 cities was under way today by the Bureau of Internal Revenue. The bureau seeks to collect millions of dollars in taxes from dealers who are said to have made fabulous profits on the sale of used cars taken as trade-ins. The drive was prompted by a recent revenue bureau Investigation In a large Eastern city. This check-up revealed that cars picked up as trade-ins by some dealers for as little as $200, brought as much as $2,000 on re-sales. The cities in which the Investigation will be carried on include: Little Rock, Ark; Jasksonvllle, Fla; Atlanta; New Orleans; Jackson, Miss; Greensboro, N. C., Columbii, ular Republicans. He said they would support the government because "our job is to keep the country from splitting in two. We are against the continual rise In the cost of living, and we are agnlnst Interference in the internal affairs of Prance by a foreign country." Sooner or later, and probably sooner, deputies believed, tlie political situation would break down Into an open contest between the Communists and their enemies, now gathered under the tent of General De Giule's rally of the French people. This expectation that the middle ground would soon vanish and It would be them or De Gaulle seemed Implicit In the manifesto the Communist-dominated General confederation of Labor issued last night, calling all workers to fight De Gaulle. S. C., Va. Nashville. Tenn., Richmond, out that only chapters have time done disaster 18 of Arkansas' 79 not at some lime Weather Three Forfeit Bonds Three motorists arrested for traffic violations forfeited bonds In Municipal Court this -morning. Th- were William Mlxon, charged with speeding, $3025 bond; Richard Smith, speeding, $15; and Robert Baxter, driving while under the Influence of intoxicating -liquor, $4«.25. , High of 70 Recorded ' Highest tciv.pcraturc recorded here yesterday was 70 degrees; according to Robert T. Blaylock, official weather observer. Low during last night was 53 degrees. Arkansas—Partly clouny today, tonight and Friday. Scattered showers in East and South portion today and extreme East portion tonight. Not much change In temperatures. Soybeans N. Y. Cotton high Mar .. 338-1<2 May .. Nov. .. J40 345 337-l'2A 3M 340 34S 3DSB Mar. May July Oct. Doc. open 3255 3243 3164 29S5 3230 3167 3237 3183 2!) 5ft 3250 low .3225 3211 3132 2928 3212 1:30 3250 3235 3169 2936 3^.33 New York Stocks 2 P. M. Stocks. AT&T 155314 Amer Tobacco 69 Anaconda Copper 34 Beth Steel 9611: Chrysler 61|3i8 Coco Cola 186 3]4 Gen Electric 361i8 Gen Motors 58318 Montgomery Ward 55 31' N Y Central 137|8 Int Harvester 88 North Am Aviation 8 a Republic StCCl 213;8 Radio 8 ">.8 Socony Vacuum 161|4 Studebaker 20 l|2 Standard of N J 76 1|2 Texas Corp 56 3|' Packer:! 511 U S Steel $770,000 and Make Getaway BOSTON. Oct. 30 (UP)—Six gunmen held up the B. P. Sturtcvnnt Co. plant in Hyde Park. A division of Wcstlnghoiise Electric Co.. loclay nd police said they escaped with , $110.000 payroll. Paymaster R. W. Marshall and five assistants in his office were Incd up against a wall at gunpoint by one of the robbers while a dozen other workers In an adjoining office were forced to lie on the floor under the guns of two confederate.'!. The'-bandit who cowed Marshall and his aides wore a burlap bag over his head as a mask. Two of the robbers stood guard at the main door of the plant. The sixth bandit waited out.slde the plant in an automobile, with motor running, Eincl It was in this car that the sextet lied. Mrs. Mary Robinson, secretary to the general manager, said the bandits "seemed to have been familiar with the layout." She said that the money had just bc«n delivered to the plant by an armored truck ot Brink's, Inc. The robbery was executed swiftly and expertly, without gunplay. Farmer's Prices At Ail-Time High Goods He Muit Buy Advance Fatter Than Crops He Has to Sell WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UP)— The prices that farmer.'! receive and prices they pay set all-time records in mid-October for the second straight month,, according to the Agricultural department. The mid-October parity index of prices farmers paid rose lo 289, us compared to an index of 211 for prices they received. In these indexes, 100 Is the average for 1909-1914. Prices received advanced three points above the mid-September record, as compared to a one-point advance for prices paid. As a result, "Ring L." He mid that party's cod* name for Issued to was the Lardner. Committee source* have said previously that RuMell'i investigations established "a definite Unit between Holly-wood Communist* Soviet Russia." they said mov- ^~~ " ' ''au* d -the relation be Indexes—rose one tho parity racll twcen the two point to 121. The average price faiipcrs received for wheat soared to an all-time hlRh ot »268 a bushel. This was 23 cents a bushel above the previous month's price and 15 cent* a bushel higher thrm the previous record set In June, 1920. The price Increase was attributed to continued strong demand for exportable grains and ap- prescnslon over possible effects of the Southwest drought. Mcnt animal prices declined two per cent from the mid-September all-time high. Hog prices rose to a new record ot $27.60 per 10o pounds In mid-October, but prices of other meat animals declined. Average actual prices received by farmers for major commodities In mid-October and the parity prices of the same product were: actual parity Commodity , price price Cotton, Ib. ..' 30.65c School Boy, on Bicycle, Hits Parked Automobile; Suffers Fatal Injuries Services were held In Caruthers- villc. Mo., yesterday for Francis Eugene Welch, eight-year-old third- grade student, who was fatally injured there Tuesday when his bicycle struck a parked car, throwing him under the rear of a large trailer truck. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Claude Welch of Carulhcrsvillc. The accident occurcd about 4 p.m. In front of the Cariithersvllle High School and the youth died several minutes later without regaining consciousness. An Inquest conducted by Petn- iscot County Coroner-J x ack Kelley of Haytl resulted in a'verdict of unavoidable (vccidcnt, absolving Wheat, bu. Corn, bu Onts, bu Pennuls, Ib Potatoes, bii Hogs, per 100 Ib Cattle, per 100 Ib. ... Calves, per 100 Ib. .. Lambs, per 100 Ib. .. Butter fat, Ib. Milk, wholesale cwt. Chickens, live, Ib. .. Eggs, doz Wool, Ib 29.64 GOP Chairman Hurls Stingina, Accusation At Boss of Democrats BY FKANK ELEAZER ' ] : (United PreH Staff Correspondent) ' WASHINGTON, Oct. 30. (UP)4- The Democratic Party's new chairman was initiated Into the national political arena'today with a stinging attack from his Republican counterpart. , . ' . Sen. J. Howard McQrath of Rhode Island began his job as manager of the 1948 Democratic • campaign with what-was an obvious bid for inter-party cooperation In th^ fortiv- coming special session of Congress. OOP Chairman Carroll Recce re- ~ plied only with a statement char* aclerlztng McOrath as a "Rhod» Island Red," and comparing hia voting record in Congress with that of Rep. Vlto Marcantohto, American-Labor Party member from New York. '. • - ' '. Reete saM the selection •f'th* wealthy former U. S. solicitor (ea- eral «i aacceswr to Robert E. Haa- neran "U Indieatire of the praen* estate of the once great parr; »f Jefferson and Jackaon." . "It shows," said Reeoe, "that" the Truman administration is still basing its forlorn hope for victory next year upon : allowing the radical 2.6« »223 SI.09 9.S6C 11.5O 127.60 * 19.30 »21.30 $20.30 74.5o $4.64 26.6C 55.3C 40.Sc ,, igroups to continue to control Dem- 1 * 2 - 11 ocrat Party policy, as they have donis fl.53 10.954 11.5 »1.78 $17.40 $13.00 $16.10 $14.10 17 Hew York Investment, firms Face U.S. Charges • WASHINGTON, Oct. 30. (UP)— The government today charged 17 New York Investment banking flrmi and the Investment Bankers Association of America with conspiring to monopolize the sale of new securities. , Attorney General Tom C Clark announced that the charges had been filed In an anti-trust suit in New York. The suit charged principally, a conspiracy to' restrain unreasonably and to monopolize the securities business by restricting," controlling and fixing the prices, terms for many years past, despite the fact that these .same groups wen so thoroughly repudiated by the American people last November." • McGrath made his' gesture- «f friendship,shortly after his election as trie party's new chairman by ] the Democratic National Commlt- "•?? tee. The committee also picked Phll- *ri™ adelphla as the 1948 convention site, "~ leaving the date up to McGrath. w - b - The parley probably will be held in mid-July, a few weeta after the Republicans meet In trie Quaker City to nominate a presidential candl- 43.7c and conditions arc sold. upon which Issues During a 10-year period, according to Clark, the 17 flrma r.ianag- ed sales of new securities totalling | $14,357,000,000, or about W per cent i of the security itivies handled 163;8 Buck Abahlre, driver ol the truck, through syndicate method*, date. McGrath'a bM • for hamwnr cane when he Ure «p a inptat* party rewhrtfea accaiteg the Re- prtifcaiu »f patting "partiHui poJ- itk-i aton Im *f ct>oniry." "This is no way to get coopers* tlon,' -he told Significantly his gesture came leas than thre» weeks before the start of the special session of Congress called by Mr. Truman to act on stop-gap aid to Europe arid soaring prices at home. The resolution Junked'by McOrath before it came to a vote had been drawn in advance by a committee headed by Oov. Keen Johnston of Kentucky. It accused U» OOP o€ sacrificing "the welfare of tttt peo- ple'In favor of pandering to th* wealthy few at the top." " Asked by reporter! If President Truman had had a hand in the decision to scrap the Ua«t, McOratk said h« took the action on nil'own. This Is no time, h« said, "to indulge in partisan political raiteimnjr."

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