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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT HORT*BAST ARTANBAm »v^ ^>^™.^, ..„„*. ^ •"-* * " ^-^ VOL. XLIV—NO. 188 Blytheville Courier Blythevllle Daily News Blythevllle Herald Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, KRIDAY, OCTQBKR 31, 1947 Marshall Faces Dilemma With Aid for Europe Mint Ask Congress For Enough Fundi to Mak« Plan Succeed By K. •. SHACKFOBD (Untied pnu staff C»rre«poa«eii» WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UP) — Secretary of State Qeorge C. Mar- 4hall faced a familiar dilemma today—how much money to ask of Uongrees to save Europe from economic ohaos and to Mop the •pread of Communism? Marahall's problem U this: " Should he ask Congress to »p- propriatH what he and his experts finally decide i* necessary to put Ew-ope back on iu feet—a mm sufficient to increase the chances of success of the Marshall plan? Or Jhould he ask Congress for »n tunour.t which, although maybe not u much as U considered necessary, will b. approved by Congress with minimum opposition? The dilemma ii compounded by Marshall's knowledge that: 1. MoKt of the 16 participating European countries are known to have "watered" their estimates of needs. One congressman returning from Europe reported that the Dutch foreign minister had frankly admitted the Netherlands figures were "unrealistic" because, he said, estimates of all other countries were inflated. 2. Congress also will suspect the administration of "watering" its estimates in anticipation of congressional cuts. For a secretary of state In a Democratic administration facing a Republican congress the choice is not either an easy or pleasant one. Republicans Cagy Sen. Robtn-t A. Taft, R., O., forced this issue before the administration completed its final ^'Marshall Plan." In speeches and press conferences this week, he stated emphatically that he did not think the amount should be in excess of M.000,000,000 or $4,500,000,000 for the first year and that he 'thinks the plan In its present form Is totally unreasonable. It Is well known that the administration is thinking in terms of a first year figure between $6,000,000, 000 and, $7,000,000,000. Taft based his estimate of what is needed on the amount of foreign and the United States has been giving Europe in the past year—in the neighborhood of $4, flOO.OOp.OOO. It is precisely that figure which leads the 'administration to feel that more is needed. In the past American aid has been almost totally for plain relief. The administration feels now that in addition to continuing such relief, more money must be added for actual reconstruction. The administration . will argue that to continue Just plain relief would have no lasting results. Marshall and President Truman have not yet made their final decisions. Marshall has just returned to his desk and the final decisions on the Marshall plan me at the top of his work. The figures are to be presented to the budget, bureau a week from today. r Marshall probably will solve his dilemma with a compromise between the maximum amount of aid proposed by some experts and Taft's minimum figures. But he is not likely to let such a compromise Jeopardize the chances of the plan's workability. Searchers Find Plane Wreckage After Five Days KETCHIKAN, Alaska, Oct. 31. • . (UP) — Tlie wreckage of a Pan• .• American Airways DC-4 transport, missing since Sunday with 18 persons aboard, was sighted today on the North side of Tongass Mountain less than seven miles from a landing field near nere. The wreckage was about S*i miles East of the Annette Island landing field, which is 20 miles southwest of Ketchikan. Pan-American officials said It could not r» detr'rmmed Immediately whether any of the 13 passengers and five crewmen h«d survived. 'Hie wreckaga was founj after one of th e most extensive aerial searches ever conducted In Alaska. Chief Warns Halloween Pranksters Chief of Police Charles. «iort today warned "Halloween pranksters against property damage and -"--- forms ot destructive mis- Priest Conducts Last Rites for Mrs. Welch Services for Mrs. Francis Catherine Welch, who died yesterday afternoon nt Walls Hospital, were . conducted at 9 ». m. today at the Jybrty and Sght Catholic Church She was 76. Burial was in the church cemetery there with the Rev. B. Francis McDevUt. p"-lor of the Church of Immaculate \ iceptlon in Bly- thcviile. officiates. She Is survived by a son H S Welch of Blythevllle; two daugh-' tcrs, Mrs. Mary King of Sclma, Tcmi.. and Mrs. Glen Bomar of Wyatt, Mo.; live sisters, Mrs. T. Bowles of Tyler, Mo., Mrs. Glen Hardy of Reeds, Ky., Mrs. Dean French of Charleston, Mo., and Mrs.| Corine Crlbbs and Mrs. Myrtle Cribbs, both of rrcsno, Calif.- and five brothers, E. C. Adkinson of Huffman, C. E. Atkinson of Bast Prairie, Mo., Ken Atkinson of Slanton, Ky., Sam Atkinson of l»st Prairie, and Harry Atkinson of Reeds, Ky. Cobb Funeml Horn* WM in charge. other chief tonight. "Have your sensibly." Oht»f have detailed policemen In prowl can to trol the dtjr tonight and structed them to be on the look- thelr celebrations {un but have It Short stated. "J a special corps of P«in- out for any mischief." form at dwtructlve "We do not «*ek to prevent you from having fun on Halloween night but w* will not tolerate any property dwnagt or destructive mischief. Persons caught destroying property, disturbing the peace or making a public nuisance of themselvm will g« ar- sted," he said. Tile celebration of Halloween in Blythevllle got off to an early start with several parties during the week. Numerous church,. civic club and private parties were held last night and several scheduled far tonight, However, many Blytheville citi- expected to celebrate by attending the Chicks Homecoming zens are Halloween Blytheville game with the Texarkana Razorbacks at Haley Held. Reports from advance ticket sales Indicate that a capacity crowd is expected to witness the game. At least two dances are on the entertainment menu for tonight Tlie Blytheville Junior chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a special Halloween ball to be held at the BBC Club on West Highway 18 Immediately following the Chick-Texarkana game, and the regular PTA sponsored high school dance will be held at the Legion Hut after tonight's game. French Premier Takes New Start Mov« it Launched To Bolster France's Faltering Economy PARIS, Oct. 31. (UP)_p re mie. Paul .Ramadicr's cabinet, armed anew with a parliamentary vote i>f confidence, agreed today on new moves to strengthen Prance's shaky economy. Plans to reform the tax system and tighten regulations against the flight of capital and evasion of W payments .^were presented to -the cabinet by Finance Minister Robert Schumann. -• "Measures will be taken to assure a more equitable distribution of the tax burden," a formal statement after the cabinet, meeting For months the Communists have clamored that 70 per cent of direH taxation came out of the pockets of the small wage earners. The cabinet statement said no new taxes would be imposed and a number would be suppressed The cabinet decided against aligning Prance with any bloc m the United Nations. Simultaneously, both the rival Communist Party and Gen. Charles de Gaulle's Rally of the French pco- cw» Any Increase in Sugar Prices to Be'Gouging' Of Consumer, Government Officials Declare By AUSTIN o. WEHKWC1N United Prn> fltaff riiiiat>illl*«l>4 WASHINGTON, Oct. 31. (UP)—Price ceilings on *u K ar die «t midnight ronlo-hf government officials 8 ay there is so much sugar or, hanS now thai RVfit.' grocers would be plain and simple "jrouginj?." ' ls bv y partment of Agriculture sugar branch. Sugar price ceilings vary with* . each community, but under controls the average today Is about 10 cents . pound, department statistics showed. The end of sugar controls will also mark the end of an era. They were the first emergency food control to come and the last to go. The basic law which gave Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson power both to set celling* and to ration sugar expires at midnight. Consumer rationing at tho coiner grocery was taken off last June. Commercial rationing ended a month later. .The approaching demise of all control hns sent some housewives into "panic" buying in some sections, particularly the West. Government officials said such buying is silly; there Is lots of sugar. J. Frank Grimes, president of the Independent Grocers Alliance said in Chicago that prices may advance up to live cents a pound. He indicated that housewife hoarding would be to blame, and said the advance would' be temporary. Government officials said they expected any prlc* nl»M to he Mattered, and expreued hope that buyer rrstittnre would Wi«* frie* "{routers" quickly Into line. As for the supply situation, they pointed out that a near-record »ug- nr beet cro pis anticipated this year. Besides, the government purchased the entire Cuban crop for sale to refiners. The government lias no intention of raising, its price* to refiners and there will be enough sugar lo Blvi) every man, woman, aild child 95 pounds this year. Thii 1* 30 pounds more than hut year. Nevertheless, sugnr-mlnded housewives apparently have . been under the impression thai there will be a shortage. Sugar sales have increased 25 per cent throughout tlw nation hi the last month. Another wartime power—the curbs on installment buying—is on Us last legs today. It will expire at midnight tomorrow. Paradoxically, both are going out nt^a time when the administration Is about to ask Congress for aome new controls on Inflation. Llk* an(ar wntroli, iiuUllmtnt kujln* curbs alio haul ui ancient Hnt M «. |0lng Into effect gept. 1, mi. They have been relaxed but present regulations still call for a one- third down payment, with the bal- Hiice spread over at least 15 months. Piecldent Truman'* adviser* are In favor ot continuing these regulations, and It Is considered likely that lie will ask Congress to revive them as a brake on higher prices. Tlie Federal Reserve Board, which administers Che credit curbs, urged bankers to pursue \ conservative lending, policies. Installment buying Is now well over $5,000,000,000 but It li still short of the MOOO- 000.000 peak hit In 1M1. Willie the amount of Installment buying is not out of proportion with the general level of prosperity, federal reserve officials point out that It has been rising and is one of the most "volatile" inflationary force* became of tile unprecedented demand lor goods. ple criticized Ramadier. A spokesman for the rally said the slim margin that Ramadier received from the assembly (300 votes to 280 with 18 attentions) waa proof" he could barely manage to stay in office. "In a few months or even in a matter of weeks, a situation will have to arise which will enable the victory won at the municipal elections by Gen. De Gaulle to lead to the dissolving of the assembly and the holding of new elections 'the rally spokesman said. He said De Gaulle did not want to rush matters "but he realizes that every month that goes by is of half-measures leading to further dangerous aggravation of the nation's^ financial and economic The Communists said in an official statement that the ejection of Communists ministers from the cabinet last May t was "nothing but pure and simple execution ot an American order." They therefore concluded that their past efforts against tl-.e "whole of the American Party in France" were not sufficient. Prisoners Fight In Jail; Farmer Sent to Hospital OARUTHER5B1LLE, Mo., Oct. 31. 2 p M Stocks —Preliminary hearing for two Mex- AT&T... leans charged with assault in con- Amer Tobacco nection with the beating of D. C. Anaconda Copper'" Patterson, 56. VVardcl! farmer, sch- Beth steel eduled for hearing before Magistrate Chrysler" O. W. Yales here Thursday, was Gen Electric continued when Mr. Patterson was Gen Motors unable to be present. He had been Montgomery Ward released from the hospital at Ken- N Y Central nett earlier this week, but suffered Inl Harvester a relapse and had to return for North Am Aviation further treatment. Republic Steel According to officers, the thrcO Radio were being held in Warden city Socony Vacuum Jail on charges of being drunk, when Studcbakcr the two Mexicans, imported farm Standard of N J hands, attacked Patterson with a Texas Corp. boltle and their shoes, and badly Packard . beat him about the face and head. U S Steel For a time It was feared he might U 3 Steel lose the sight of one eye, so severely was he hit on the head. Politics Blamed For High Prices Governmental Policy Changes Needed to Stop Inflation's Spiral MIAMI BEACH. FJa., Oct. 31. (UPi—Dr. Virgil Jordan, president of the National Industrinl Conference Board, said here today that under present governmental policy there Is no chance thnt prices will go down. Jordan, addressing the Milk Industry Foundation convention here, charged that factors promoting inflation "are mainly political In origin" nnd that it" is unlikely that "any honest effort will be made to bring them under control." The New York business executive said the government had "reconciled itself" to a policy of inflation as a means of keeping In ofnce. "There will be continued, farm price parity, support, consumption subsidies, production controls,and governmental management of the market to maintain farm prices "and farm incomes," he said. "The iden that private monopoly mtrol or 'administered' prices or commodity market speculation have had nn yimportant Influence on the rise In the price level since the war as compared with the political factors is a particularly ancient nn odoriferous red herring which It seems dishonest or indecent for the administration nnd Its econlmlc medicine men to expose to public Inspection. "This minor fishy distraction Is itself only part of a much larger red herring—the myth of high business profits as the cause of high prices...if corporate business were to take no profit at all It would not make a difference of more than five per cent in the price level, while prices have been rising about one per cent per month for n year or mnro " Gem Theives Engineer $100,000 Haul In Plain View of Crowds on Street BIRMINQHAM > Ala., Oct., 31. (UP)—Police 111 four state* hunted today for a dare-devil team of six bandits who impudently robbed downtown Birmingham Jewelry store of nearly »100,000 in diamonds last night in plain view of pedestrians. With utter disregard for the crowds on the city's main thoroughfare where the store Is located, the jewel snutchers worked without even bothering to pull the blinds. * Police Chief c. Floyd Bddlns, who stayed nt his desk at head- quartei-i nil night Investigating the case, said several passerby noticed the men Inside but thought they were clerks locking up the. display of precious gems for th» night. They were described only as "young looking white men." The thieves, following a plan that had obviously been drawn up with meticulous care, first went to the residence of Louis W. Perry, owner of the swank establishment. They knew the Jeweler was still in town. They forced Perry's 111 and terrified wife to get them the combination to 'her husband's gem vault, threatening to kill her and the Perry's 15-year-old daughter if she did not comply. Store Owner Slugged Perry arrived a few mi: er. As he walked In Boston's Bold Robbers Make Another Haul BOSTON, CX!t. SI. (UP) — Boston's second major holdup' In 24 hours occurred today, when four gunm seized wearing »2»,000 bags for mules payroll at the , South Boston plant of the American door.ieatmckbe by the butt end of a pistol. Before j "^ , p "', 1 he realized what was going on he f nvcI ° b K • - 'S .vas neatly trussed up with a rope. Tlie six men then split their ranks, three remaining behind to guard the' family and keep them from spreading an nlnrm. The others, after Inking Perry's key chain that would get them into tlie store and into the Jewel cases, went to get the diamonds. They worked swiftly but calmly, scooping up between $80,000 and $100.000 of the best selections One Sugar Refining Co. id there was (vldence wa« tngineer- that h*W up ofrtfriof the .-. . r .-.^~—T-r^- Corp., here yesterday aria escaped wltha»107,- 997 payroll. Scenes of the two holdups are ,""" i little more than five miles apart. .rOIH I T"h*» rach «jaiW«H • in '' v ^ay'g hold- into pay Ibutlon among: Committee Seeks Information on West Coast Spies investigators Talc* Sudden R*)c«»« in Communism Prob* WASHINGTON, Oct. II. (UP) — House Investigators dinging Into «|. Icged Soviet atomic bomb, espionage "already arc nt work on new leads." Rep. J, Piirneii Thomas, II, N. j,, said today. An agent of the Home UnAnieil- cnn Activities Committee, which Thomns heads, testified yesterday that Soviet ,spies tried unsuccessfully to buy U. S. atomic secrets as early as November, imil. 33 months before the first atomic bomb wns exploded. Another surprise of the hearing was the announcement by tho committee chairman tlmt the hearing was Ijelng recessed with the likelihood that sessions will be resumed In the near future, and possibly In l/)s Angeles. Paul V. McNult, counsel for the major motion picture producers interpreted what lie called "the abrupt termination" of the hcnrlngs as "n complete vindication" of American movies. But Thomas said the „ had proved there were Communists in Hollywood nnd that (ho hearing would be resumed "ns soon as possible" here or In Uis Angcios. U will look next, he snld, nt "propaganda In films." To Dfvrlon New "The committee," 'lliomns added. is by no menus through wllji Ilia espionage phase. Our Investigators already are K t work on now tends " Yesterday's atomic testimony by Committee Investigator Louis J Russell, a former FBI agent, was billed In advance ns a "surprise.' Committee sources «ald It would show tlmt Hollywood Communist engaged "In n-bomb espionage " Russell did not, however, cornice* the alleged espionage attempts with any of the Hollywood personalities who figured In the henrings. Tlie committee said Russell's findings were turned over to the FBI more than a year ago. A spokesman said that as far as he know the FBI had done nothing about them. The FBI had no comment "now." In concluding "the first phase' of the Hollywood Investigation Thomas snld the next would be "an equally dangerous phase" dealing with Communist propaganda. In various motion pictures and the tcrli- nlqr—- • • •- — - --• Two in Missco Compete for Sfate Awards Two MIsslMlppl County B«lanoed Funning winner* hay* been accepted for sUte competition, It WM announced today by Keith Bllbrey, county agent for North MIsslMlppl County. The two accepted wtre the "H«r- shel D. Jackson of Blyth*vlll«, Route a, n r ,i, p i aM winner O f t ne lenanl and sharecropper division In the North Mlstt.ulppl County contest, and the Lawrence Wood- ant family of Osceoln, Route 3, winner* in Hie landowner division of the South Mississippi County contest. Judging of th« itaU contestants will begin next week, Mr, Bllbrey stated and the state Judging committee will unlve in Mississippi County Thursday to visit the farms of the county's two winners. Roconis kept by the county contestants during the contest were scut to Little Hock to be enteml in sliUo competition, Mr. Bllbrey stntcd, but only those with the best records wore chosen to compete in the state contest, c »? h ™" rty P <; -' i the refinery's hundreds of employ- es. Police noted these similarities In the two holdups: Dags were used as masks. Tlie escape car In both cases was a new black Buick sednn. Snwed-olf shotguns and revolvers were displayed In both. Both robberies were planned carefully nnd executed swiftly, without the firing of a shot, by man stayed at the telephone, ca'l- men familiar with company paying th e Perry home periodically to roll procedure and the layouts. tell their confederates how things | In both cases the robbers appeared- soon after an armored truck of Brink's, Inc., had delivered payroll money. wcre coming along. After the Job was finished, trey turncd out the .lights, locked '.he store carefully and returned to '.he Perry home. They made a clean getaway In their victim's car after binding the family. Eddins said early todny Ihi're were no clues. State troopers in I JONE3BORO, Ark., Oct. 31 (UP) Mr*. Nancy Lowe Dodd Dies; Funeral Tomorrow Services for Mrs. Nancy Lowe Dodd. who die at her home at, •-801 clark yesterday afternoon fol- ' Alabama. Tennessee, Georgia and —Ed Munn, 46-year-old farmer of Crash Injuries fatal lowing n bricl illness, will be con-1 Mississippi were advised of the ducted at 10 ,-..m. tomorrow from lncft ' and asked to watch all sus- the Holt runeral Home Chapel ' l> iclou s cars. She w as 82. Burial wlll'd be in Memorial Park Eddins thought the men may iry to unload their loot at some "fence" with the Rev. Allen Stewart pas- 1 or P aw n shop In Nashville, Chnlti- tor of the First Methodist Church no °S". Memphis, Atlanta, Mont- offlclatlng. ' -------- ..... The former Miss Nancy Lowe Turpin, she was born In West Tennessee nnd resided in Blythe- gomcry, Mobile or Jackson, Miss. the Egypt Community, died In a hospital here today of Injuries suffered in an automobile accident at Tuckerman Saturday night. His son- in-law, 30-year-old A. C. Dedmnn, was less seriously hurt. Munn Is survived by his wife, one daughter, one son and live brothers. vllle for the past 22 years. She Is survived by four sons Harvey Doctd of Blythevllle, Walter Rylee of Memphis, Henry Rylee of Alexandria, La., nnd Hlriam Flylee of Arbyrd, Mo.; a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Bishop of Cnrdwell Mo • two brothers, Will nnd Bob Turpln both of Senath, Mo; and three sisters, Mrs. Martha Burnett, Mrs Rosa Davenport and Mrs. Ada Patterson, all of Arbyrd, Mo New York Stocks 155 1:2 69 341!8 Church Comes First When Citizens Plan to Re-Build Fire-Damaged Town By HARRY VANDERNOOT I meeting. (United Press SUfr Correspondent) t About 200 of them congregated In BROWNFIELD, Me., Oct. 31. (UP) Low's Garage after supper. —A house for God, resolute down- " Twant a real town meeting," East Yankees agreed today, will be ] Blake said, "Just a klnda get-to- the first public building to rise I gether to see what we were goin' from the ashes of this fire-ravaged village. "It's only right it should be, too," said Selectman Herbert Blnkc, surveying the rubble of what once wns a typical New England town of to do." In typical American fashion they started by appointing a repair committee. Blake was on it. So were Selectmen Howard LHtlcfleld, nnd Leon Brooks, Robert Wlllct and Bert white houses shaded by graceful ! Walker, elms. • "Most everybody said they were Three-quarters of the community • goin' to rebuild," Blake said "Right old |85.8|of 800 was demolished by fire a j on the same spots where their I week ago—one of 40 woodland holo- j houses were. Us that raged in Maine's tinder- ' Soybe ans Nov Mar. open high low 351 353 3«7' 3*8 350 3« M 13i 14 85S •y forests and fields. When the flames ha< i was little left j i Sd P ". SS , C ? rown " clti - I63'8l The meeting was told they might | be able to salvage much of the '• I timber which Is one of the principal ' j industries. They cheered a report .. . . ' J that about 300 volunteers from <; *' le1 , to *" nallwentu » lnsm ° kc -iwcstbrook and other towns would n h n r " ' ' be °" nalld Saturday to help clean . bull " m gs. j up. Then the meeting discussed " nd 2Q oil • " ltln( iJ'tt^KA JIKC LXIWC s garage 1 the 7fi j; 2 . and Lord's general store escaped. "They'd a gone, too," Blake said, "only we got some of the ground turned up near 'em with a bulldoz- ' . the .... .. "There ain't much left and it's luestlon '"Course we got to do something 'bout the school." Burke said. "1 ' prori munlsTJ mlttee got around, ,. un -, : i ur , «, charging only 10 nimlnml figures under subpenu with being cnrd- Rolding members of the Coi 1st Party. Ten WJlneMta Balk The committee cited these Soviets Allege f 'Harboring' of ? War Criminals I - . New Blast Hurled f;1 On Ev. of Vet* en m 'Warmongering' '^ Jury is Selected In Larceny Case .Guilty Plea Entered By Jodie Forthce in Another Theft Gate A Jury in the Cnickitsawun District of Mississippi County Circuit Court began hearing testimony In the case of Willis Ford of Blylhevllle, charged with grand larceny, this morning find at noon the trial wns expected to consume the remainder of the lit charged wil^i stealtn* day. Ford ,.. T B $450 from Milton MeCnnrtless of Blythevllle nt Ford's home May It. Ford Is alleged to have Inylted Mc- Candlcss to his home for a card game after meeting him at Twin Qaulos. After Ford's nrrest, McCandless said he played cards for a few hours became sleepy and went to bed. When he awoke, he said, he missed M50 from his trousers pockets. •,'-,- Forshee Pleads Guilty During yesterday's session, .Jodie Forshee of Blythevllle entered a plei of guilty to- grand larceny. He is Charged with Inking approximately J300 from tho farm home of Mr. and Mrs H A. Day at Dogwood Ridge In A ' Soviet bloc revived the But-WOT "gut over European war criminal* on the' floor of the United Nation* Oeneral Assembly today, e hat the western countriej a We* are harboring " War cr i m |n»ls, traitor, and n8 ' lnVl0latl ° n<rf ' OT ' Foreign Minister SUno. .. er no Jo Slmic opened the fight by ask "« the full assembly to reverm the decision of iu 67-n commlttfe and indict "c.. crnments" for protecting -war criminals and traitors. '•There are notorioun wmr erlml- imls still at large," Slmfc charged. some are generals and commanders whose very names caused shudders of hate «nd anguish, when Ma,,y of these, h. said, "dabb!» t literature and peacefully write- ihelr memoirs." Slmlc asked the assembly to scrap a resolution approved by th* legal committee over vigorous Soviet bloc objections and to approva Instead a defeated Yugoslav • pro- posn containing accusations against certain" unnamed government*. Western Countries Blamed The proposal blamed the Western countries and Italy for protecting; war criminals and refusing to Send "">."] 1 h to "the countries- IK were commit- i .. . - ted. Slmtc sought to substitute It .,, a majority-backed resolution reaffirming earlier UN recommendations for the punishment of war criminals and falling on all member countries to turn over thoM whose guilt seems established or "reasonable" evidence. < American Delegate Charles Pahy promptly denounced the Yugoslav charges as "simply untrue" and called on. the assembly to reject Simlo's resolution, and approve tn« majority proposal. ' Fahy declared that all anti-Democratic organliatlons had'been wiped out in the United States Zone of Oerrmany and that American authorities were sure none would b» revived. "'.' . •'• •.-'.-?,'.'V Th» United States has taken tn» lead. In Just and swift punishment *>r .war criminals, Fahy':said, ana *"• surrendered to YugoalaTia, Po-" "••—'- jjKchoslovatla. ~ though. paralyzed from the waist 10— — all highly p H ld writers, directors or producers-on contempt of Congress charges for refusing yes-ov-no answers to wlmt Committee Counsel Robert E, Stripling called "the «OJ question: Arc you n Communist?" The charges nro expected to go before Speaker Joseph W. Martin Jr., next week after Thomns ob- tnlns approval of other members Thomas said he would reach them by telephone. Martin, because the House Is not n session, has authority' to npprovc the citations and turn them over to the federal district attorney here for submission to a grand Jury Nineteen so-called "hostile witnesses" subpenncd for the hearings —among them the 10 charged with contempt— asserted that the committee had been "shaken" but "not' dcfentcd" by opposition to Its methods. Russell's testimony yesterday dealt with n period when the $2,500,000- nto "" c P10JCCL WM Jiist He said' Peter Ivnnov, then Soviet consular official at Snn Fran- c^sco, "offered money" to George (7 ha rl«c rMI_..t __ —. .. _ ""-*-" b I- Charles Eltcnton, a shell Development Corp. scientist at Emcrvvll e down for a bullet wound In the neck, Davis lived several months before dying. Until Davis' death, she was churned ;wlth assault with Intent to kill. ' At tlie close of yesterday afternoon's session, a Jury found Edna Coltlmntv, Negro woman, guilty of assault with Intent lo kill and fixed punishment nt six years in the stule punltimtlnry. Shu was held In the shooting of Arthur Fields, Negro Owens. 23,' of near July 20. Hnymond Lcnchvlllc. pleaded guilty yesterday to charges of nssiuill with n deadly weapon and public drunkenness. A fine of {so nnd n suspended Jnll sentence of 30 days was recommended on the assault charge and rt fine of $25 fixed ns punishment for the other. Owens wns arrested here Tuesday a dny after he shot and wounded Wesley Murphy, 26. of Leachvllle. with R shotgun in an arRiirrtent at Owens' home North of Carml. It wns incorrectly reported In yesterday's Courier News that two cases involving appeals from Municipal Court decisions were dismissed. Instead, it was the nppcnls of Dtirl Davidson nnd T. I,. Lewis which were dismissed, remanding cnses to Municipal Court for the enforcement of Judgments. the lower court's Davidson is chnrgcd with nssnult and with violation of a city ordi- Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy, scat-! j we get straightened out. ! guess we'll make out." But I There seemed little doubt about guess we'll probably put all the kids in one building." But most folks wanted lo talkj about the church. How lo finance It was a big question. "One feller said if we built the church we could hold school there fessor, and said he wanted 'the data for Russia. Chevalier, Russell said, relayed Elten ton's overtures to J. Robert On- pcnheimer. Oppcnhelmcr. then K university nuclear physicist, became wartime director of the atomic bomb plant at Los Atnmos, N. M Oppenhclmcr stamped Eltenton's efforts ns "treasonable," Russell said nnd refused to have anything to do with them. Eltcnton got no secrets and, as far as ho knows Russell said, "no money changed hands" Oppcnhelmcr. now director of Ilic Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. N. .).. refused to confirm or deny Russell's testimony. He snld he did not .want "to Interfere' In any manner" with the activities of any federal agency concerned. Inch of Rain Falls Within 5-Hour Period Heavy showers which began here 'bout 2 o'clock this morning nnd '" xed by shortly brought 1.03 Inches of rain during IV — five-hour period. Ercury hit a low of 5S urlng the night and the >rded here yesterday was i, according to Robert E. official weather observer. To Confer With Judges A three-man committee of Blytheville attorneys today Is planning conferences with Circuit Court judges of the Second Judicial District to determine whether the Judges will voluntarily adjourn civil sessions of their courts to meet following criminal sessions. Tlie committee wa appointed last night at a meeting of the Blythe- villc Bar Association at the Hotel Noble as part of the group's move lo obtain more civil sessions of Circuit court. On the committee are Oscar Fendler, chairman, Leon Smith nnd H. a. Pnrtlow. They will confer with Circuit Judges Zn| B. Harrison of Blythe- viilc and Charles w. Light of Pnrngould. only two civil sessions are held at present, in June and Jommry. If others were held following criminal terms, they would also take place In April and October. The group also discussed _ „port of another committee headed by Mr. Partlow. on this topic Fred Taylor Jr. of Osceola spoke briefly on fees for attorneys as adopted by the Osceola Bar Association. Ed Cook, president of the Blytheville group, appointed a. committee to investigate this plan. Prosecuting Attorney James c. Hale of Marlon wu a guest at th* metting. to obtain political dissidents w'. have v'ltd from their homelands. "We recognlie,;lfl,our own country' and we recognise elsewhere th« fundamental right of political Apposition to a government In power," Fahy said. "Such opposition standing >(one cannot make a person a, war criminal or quisling or traitor," In a full-dress session expected to culminate late today or tomorrow In a new attack on warmongers b'y Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Audrel Y. Vishlnsky, the assembly held closing debate on a string of resolution.'! hammered into shape, by it-s working committees. Delegates approved without dissent the selection of Oct. 34 of eactt year as the official "United Nations day." '.-• Missco Farm Bureau To Elect Officer Nov. 17 Tlie election of officers and delegates to the state convention will highlight the annual meeting of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau which will be held In thf Circuit Court rooms In the Courthouse here Nov. 17, It wns announced today by County Agent Keith Bilbrey. The state convention will be held In Uttle Rock Nov. Z4-25, Mr. Bilbrey stated and Mississippi County will be allowed IB voting delegates at the convention. Blythevill. was selected as lh», site for the annual Missco meeting at a session of the Farm Bureau here this week. . Jaycee's President, Calls On Truman in Capitol John Ben Shcpperd of Gladewater. Texas, president of the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, wilt make a. I5-minute nation-wide broadcast, tomorrow afternoon, concluding the national Jayoees' Filth Freedom Flight to 33 states, it was announced today by Jimmie Edwards, presldent\of the Blytheville club. ; Frank Fister, executive vlca president of the national Jaycees, and Justin Miller, president of the Na-- tlonal Association of Broadcasters, also will speak. The broadcast will begin at 12:30 CST. It will follow a conference 7>f the Jaycec leaders with President Truman. Mr. Shcpperd and Mr. Fister spot* here Oct. 2 when the Fifth Freedom Flight stopped In Blythcvilk to attend th« National Cotton Kckins; OonUst. N«w York Cotton open high low 1:39 Mar. 3280 3390 ]3(S 32** May 3367 33W 32S4 3J7« July 319S 390* !1M 33M Oct. 2M6 OT1 JMT 3M» D*a *3M 1371 KM 3373

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