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Blytheville, Arkansas
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YTHEVH JCLIT—NO. 195 BIytheville Courier Blythevill* Daily Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blylhevills Herald THE DOMINANT NKWSPAPEH Of NORTHEAST AKKANSA8 AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI NEWS BI.YTHKVILLK, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, NOVKMBKR 10 1947 11,505,000-Bale Cotton YieldSeen <For United States Forecast Still Far Under Average for Previous Ten Years WASHINGTON, Nov. 10. (UP) — The Agriculture Department, today estimated this year's cotton crop at 11,505,000 bales. The estimate, based on Nov. 1 re- Ports, was 3,000 bales below the Oct 1 forecast. It compares with the small 1846 «o|> of 8,640.000 bales and the 1036-45 average of 12,390,000 bales. The department reported that frequent rains during October reduced the grade of .unharvestcd cotton and interfered *ith picking in the Carolinas. It said this resulted , in some loss in production. However weather was exceptionally Savor- able in all other producing areas and good progress was made in harvesting and ginning. The department said that 15 per cent of the crop was ginned prior to Nov. 1, as compared with 67 -J>er cent last year and 77 per cent *J.>r the 10-year average. ^ Per Acre Yield Increases It said that a large amount ot open cotton in the fields had resulted in a strong demand for harvest hands at near record wage rates. Lint yield per acre for the 1941 crop was computed at 261 2 pounds compared with 2S5.3 pounds last year and a 10-year average of 250.6. The estimated production by states follows: Texas 3.250,000 bales; Mississippi 1,555,000 bales; . Arkansas 1,280,000' Georgia 670.000; California SHi.COO; South Carolina 640,000; Louisiana 505,000; North Carolina 440 000- Missouri 325,000; Alabama 945,000;' Tennessee 505.000; Arizona 210,000- Virginia 18,000; Oklahoma 300 CCO-'Flor- i<ia 10,000; New Mexico 155,000; and Illinois. Krmsas and Kentucky combined, 12,000. Coffon House fire Causes $7^00 Loss oso, of unc ton h ly 14' Queers Satnrda, ... 0 „ ,„„. damage estimated at $7,100. Damage to the cotton house was estimated at $5,000 and the value ±ot the cotton in tfie building was |Kst at about $150 per bale, H E Phillips, manager of the gin, said today. Fireman John E. Lillicrap said tne,fire may have been started by a match sucked into the cotton house through the seed line. The seed line was damaged but a temporary line was set up and operations continued today. The building had a capacity of from 40 to 50 bales. The fire broke out about 6,p.m. and burned for about three hours. It was the first major fire since the city acquired its new fire truck The blaze was well underway when fire-fighting operations began-, Mr Lillicrap said, and spread quickly through the loose cotton. Because of an apparently faulty water supply in that area, there was inadequate water pressure on hose lines of both the fire department and the gin, Mr. Phillips said. The gin IB located in the South end of town on West Kelscr Street.. Court Ruling Expected Soon On Vetoed Bills LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 10.- (UPJ—A ruling on the validity of the veto of two bills by Gov 'Ben Lancy following the 1917 legislature may be handed down % the Arkansas Supreme Court next Monday, followng submission of an Independence County appeal today. The appeal, from an Independence County Circuit Court decision upholding the governor's killing of a bill changing the method of paying local salaries was filed by Assessor John A. Whaley of Batesvillc. Whaley contended that the governor's veto of a measure repealing Independence County's initiated salary act nnd putting county officials on a fee basis came too late to be vahn. However, the Circuit £oi'rt said it was legal nnd ordered «v. county officials paid under the old la'A. A second bill—not questioned in todays appeal but identical in its treatment by the governor-probably will be affected by the high court ruling. It was a measure curtailing the nrbitrary powers of Revenue Commissioner Otho A. Cook in issuing and revoking liquor licenses. Shoots Husband—Kidnops Wife "T*. Glenn Marsh, 28, who shot and killed Vernon Anderson a~nrt~Graiit Muhrlein In Rockford, 111., and then kidnaped Mrs. Kathcrine Anderson, Is shown here with his oldest child, Richard, 5. Mrs. Anderson later escaped from Marsh, who later surrendered to police. INKA Telephoto.) Kidnaper, Slayer Surrenders And Confesses Love Triangle Legionnaires Meet in Manila Rep. Gathings Tells Of Trip to Europe With House Members Legionnaires of the stale's Fifth District heard a first hand account of food conditions in Europe from Representative E. C. "Took" Gnth- Ings of .West Memphis, who was a the Congressional party that recently visited that continent for. the purpose of studying food conditions _there, at the Fifth Disi.__. m Man( | a y es terdav. ings gave an account findings and recom- fo- whats:shqnld be , ,_—_.., the crisis 'as well as _ United States' relationship with Russia. He will address members of the BIytheville Rotary Club at their meeting here Thursday. In the business session which preceded Mr. Gathings' talk, a report •was given on the district's membership drive by Dr. L H. McDfn- iel of Tyronza, drive chairman •Mayor Ira D. Shertd, of Manila ROCKFORD, III., Nov. 10. (UP) — Glenn Marsh, 28. told authorities today that he still loved his paramour. Mrs. Kathcrine Anderson. 26. whom he kidnapped nftcr killing her husband nnd father. However. Mrs. Anderson, pretty mother of three children, said thai her love for the burly factory hand nnd farmer died the instant lie fired Ihe shots that killed her hus- Irend, Vernon, 28, and her father, G«'nnl Muhrlein. 52. of Northport Mich. "I thought I was in love with Glenn once." she said. "It's nil over now." Marsh told authorities his story of love and violent passions a few minutes after his surrender yesterday. After several hours sleep, he dictated a confession which he signed. Marsh told District Attorney Max A. Weston, who filed murder charges against him. that he was happy with his wife. Audrey, nnd their two, children until last year when they bought." a seven-acre-plot-of ground just north of the city. Last March, he stiid. they be. came friendly with the Andersons, I who lived on the 3lt acre plot next door. He and Mrs. Anderson, whose husband worked nights, began see- Ing more and more of each other. Romance Started Last August "We fell in love," he said. "We had numerous trysts in cars nnri in gave the welcoming address nmf' ii , ~- "•"" *"*'" "' Dr. McDaniel, the ""* I her j'° rae - Anally things came to a J. M. Cleveland of BIytheville d commander -' " presided. of the Fifth District It was In August, he said, that they declared their love for each A quartet from the Calvary Bap- ! ° lllcr :llld . ne suggested that .they list Church of BIytheville compos- i botl1 B ct divorces nnd marry. Mrs ed of Freeman JerniKan. Hubert Anderson said she had to" think things over and went to the home of her parents, the Muhrlein's, to Realtors to Elect The annual election of officers will highlight the monthly meeling of the BIylheville Real Estate Board at B o'clock tomorrow night at the Hotel Noble, it. was announced today by H. C. Campbell, president. Soybeans Prices f.o.b. Chicago. open high low close Nov 366 367!i 357'i 366 Mar .160 .160 >i 356 360H - — Jernignn Polsgroove, Bill Michael and Walton Kilbornc, furnished the enter- , - -. tainment for the meeting and they " lo °k at the affair fro; were accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Mildred Trail of BIytheville. Auto Workers' Union Asks $1 MinimumWage ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Nov 10. (UP) — The United Auto Workers (CIO) llth convention today unanimously demanded that Congress enact a SI an hour minimum wage law. The present minimum Is 40 cents an hour. Congress has proposals to raise it to 75 cents an hour. The resolutions committee submitted a divided report on compliance with the filing of non- Communist affidavits under the "ait-Hartley law. A bitter convention floor battle was forecast after a speech by President Philip Murray. Quarreling factions put Murray on the spot regarding the question of whether union officials should sign the affidavits Survey to Show Average Family Needs Annual Income of $3,000 By I.AUKHMK GONIIKii (Unilrd Press SI»rT ('orrt'suoiidenll -v^^r,^ today Ble5S f0 '' U5e in de """ e wlt " m «" PrK». VJi* le.'nert Exnct dollar figures for the budget were not available hiil .1, („ The survey, now near completion,+— Is being done by tho Labor Do- pnrlment's Bureau of Labor statistics. U will show — commodity by commodity and dollar by dollar — what fouv-yievson families In' each ot the nation's 34 largest cities i need to maintain a "modest" standard of living. Sen. Joseph C. O'MuHoney, D.. Wyo., told Ihe United Press he would ask tho bureau lo present Its cost of living figures to Congress 1 joint economic committee later sthls month. The committee spent most of the Summer Investigating high prices and O'Mahoncy said he "considers the bureau's study an Integral part of the Investigation." . .. According lo n confidential memorandum prepared by the bureau for some members of Congress, the survey will mnkc allowances for everything generally considered "a part of the American way of life," from "th e conveniences of n modern home" to an occasional bottle of beer. The Individual budgets for the 34 SINGLH COPIES. KV1 cities will be based on the needs of a family consisting of a working man. his non-working wife, an eight year old daughter, and a 13-year old son The commodities required to fill these needs will b e priced at June, 1047 price levels In each city. Mrs. Jessie M. Sayles Buried in Cemetery Here Services for Mrs. Jessie M. Sny- les, former BIytheville resident who died at her home In Memphis Saturday night, were held at the grave nt Memorial Park here at 2 p.m. today, she was 35 The Rev. H. L Robis'on. pastor of the West BIytheville parish of Methodist Churches, conducted the graveside rites. She i s survived by her father, O. Hastings, a sister. Miss Geneva Emergency Fund In Chest Budget $900 Reserved for Providing Relief in Special Cases To meet emergency needs for which no provision is made 'by olher civic and welfare orgnnt?,n- tlons, the BIytheville Social Wcl- the 1047-48 Community Chest. Tile chest drive now under way will wind up its first week tomorrow. Contributions totaling $26.180 nre being sought this year. With its allocation 'from 11 Community chest, the .Welfa Fund also meets emergency nee which exceed the fimds avnjlai to other similar organizations. Families or Individuals residing within the city limits of BIythe- ville arc eligible for assistance on an individual case basis. Investigations to determine the justification of needs are made by Home Service Workers- of the Chicknsawba District chapter of the American Red Cross. Olhcr Agencies C'o-operale Co-operation in this work Is given by the Department of Public Welfare, child welfare Unit and the Tuberculosis Association. No fees are charged for this service. Funds nnd keeping of records for the Social Welfare Fund Is han- Mel „ ' ikl<l b y c - G. Redman, who also She returned" iast "Hu"rsday with ^i™ "° « lra °«™mcnt for his her mind made up to marry him. ~, ' . he said. rll ° types of assistance given Mrs. Marsh and Anderson mean- t "™ u « h ""> Welfare Fund arc while, had become aware of their i 1"".™.?*, human "«ds themselves spouses' behavior and talked things over also. When Mrs. Anderson returned, the four met for a conference Thursday at the Marsh home. Both couples agreed to divorces so that Mrs. Anderson and Marsh could marry. \ •I went over later to talk it over with Kit nt her house." Marsh snid. "But Vernon was there, nnd he told me to get out." He said he came Into town nnd went to, a tavern, where he left a pistol as collntc-ral on his drinks. Later he tried unsuccessfully to get n hotel room but finally spent the night at his own home. Meanwhile, the Andersons hnd gone lo a Rockford attorney to nr- rangc for a divorce. The attorney told them they should consider a reconciliation. Hughes Explains His Entertaining Plane-Maker Sought To Remove Dislikes Of Air Force Brass WASHINGTON. 'NOV. 10. (UP) — Plane Muker Howard Hughes told Scnalc Investigators today that he assigned his party-glv'tng publicist lo entertain Air Force officers bo- cause of reports that he was "heartily disliked at Wright Field" tho big Air Force center In Ohio. The millionaire Hollywood movie producer and aircraft manufacturer matte his second appearance before Ihe Scnale War Investigating subcommittee. The group Li studying $40,000,000 in war contracts awarded Hughes for a huge flying boat ami three speedy photo planes Hughes first apjieared before the committee last Summer. That ended Inconclusively after days of boisterous wrangling with Sen. Owen Brcwster, R., Me. Hughes BCCUSC< Brewsler of saying he would have the inquiry called off If Hughes TWA nlrllnc company would support a plan for one airline company lo handle nil u. S. overseas opernllons Brew.iter denied It. Hughes nlso charged Inst Summer that he was disliked by Air Force officers because he did not. "entertain and extend hospitality" like other aircraft manufacturers Witness in Haiy Subcommittee Chairman Homer Ferguson. R., Mich., took up that point at the opening of today's session. He wanted to know what.offi- cers hnd given Hughe* such information. Hughes said he could Identify "on e of them anyway" »nd named Col. William Irvine, who piloted the record flight from Honolulu to Cairo. Without specifically attributing any statement to Irvine, Hughes Hie substance or the reports he ' that I tfss hjartih J "' He Iddcd J In some instances,- prescriptions for drugs for illnesses of long duration are filled when the length of the illness exhausts funds o low-Income amilies or other welfare or- rnmzations which have limits on amounts available lo any one fam- Save» Special Appeals Fuel is provided to the aged cripples or blind when their Incomes are insufficient lo meet such costs In severe weather Emergency food orders are given when the need exists. Jrc 1" ent cases, ..,^,, and don't see them. They don't like " it. Hughes said, however, he did not believe Irvine "was as blunt as that." Ferguson then .asked where Hughes first gof the Idea that he had to spend money entertaining One ol those who did the entertaining Ior 9 Hughes was Rotund Publicist Johnny Meyer. The party- giving publicist tesllfied last Summer that he picked up the tnbs for ninny Air-Forte officers, Including Brig. Gen. Elliot Hoosevell, the late President's son. "It was once called to my attention that Tommy Joyce of Lockheed did a great deal of entertaining and I did not," he said. Suys Otiicrs Entertained He also named the North American and Douglas aircraft companies among those he heard were en tertalnlng officers. "So you thought it was neo cssary, if you were to do business with the air corps?" Ferguson asked "That was my feeling," Hughes insft'cred, He said that when he assigned Meyer to do the entertaining he "left it to his own judgment." Hughes was the second witness today. First called was MaJ. Harold A. Holland of Ihe Air Forces judge advocate's office at Wright and bedding are provided. A bed was recently purchased for an Invalid who has no relatives. ' Use of funds from the Community chest by ihc Social Welfare Fund makes solicitations for i Individual cases In the city ini- "Vcrnon nnd I ngrccd." Mrs. An- "ccessory and eliminates delay in derson said. "On the way home we \ cases ° ! emergency, stopped in a lover's lone In a city park and talked the whole thing over. We agreed to slick together, sell the farm and move away from here." Pl.iimcn! to Move Away Mrs. Marsh learned of the new plans the following morning. Happy that she might have a chance of regaining her husband's love, she told him Friday afternoon that "the Andersons have marie up and arc going away." "I Just blew my top then and there." Marsh said. "I went back to the tavern and drank for about two hours. I had SOtten my pay, about $100. during the day and I used that. Then I redeemed the pistol I had left there the day before." He said he went to Ihe Andersons home but they weren't there. They Former Blytheyille Man Dies in Bernie, Mo. Funeral services for A. F. Mooney °T' ° f ,. B "nie, MO., „„(! formerly of Blythcville, were conducted this in Bcrnle with burial Hastings, and a brother, 'Albert, all j rT\, bllt o " cn - - phis was in charge, assisted by Holt Funeral Home of Blythcville. New York Cotton Mar. May' July Oct. Dec. 3295 3290 3220 2972 3575 high low close 3360 3288 3351 I 3281 3277 3211 3002 2960 3339 3268 3278 3002 3335 and Mrs, Arthur Anderson. Marsh traced the Andersons (here smashed his way Into the kitchen and killed Anderson and Muhrlein when they leaped to wrest the gun away from him. Then he forced Mrs. Anderson to _L,»C gunpoint to accompany him on a 3356 harrowing 100-mile auto ride. She slopped at a roadside sland 100 afternoon there. Mr. Mooney died at his home In Bcrnle Saturday morning following a heart atlacx. He was a resident of Mississippi County for more than .22 years having farmed m the Gosnell vicinity. Dovi c Mooney; two sons. Roy nnd Surviving are his wife. Mrs and J. w. Mooney: and one daughter Sue Mooney all of Br-rnte Holt Funeral Home of Blythcvflle was in charge of arrangements. Three Drunken Driving Coses Before City Court Vf. N. Crow forfeited a bond of $35.25 in Municipal Court this inorn- inp when he did not appear to answer a charge of driving while under the influence of Intoxicating liquor. R. C. Blackwcl! entered a pica of guilty to the same charge this morning but Judgment was deferred. Homer L. Smith w:i clothing Field Holland suld he believed Hughes could include In his price for three F-1I photo-reconnaissance planes *1,900,000 to cover part of the development costs for a prototype model, the D-8. However, Holland said the air force liac not yet taken anxjfflcial position on the question. He said It would wait until Hughes present- e<\ hts bill afler Ihe third plane, now being test flown is accepted. Hughes wa« Awarded a 113,000,000 contract for the three plane. A subcommittee source said It was "hoped" all outslanding, questions could be disposed of this at- ternoon so the hearings—Ihe second round of the Hughes' Inquiry—could be adjourned. Marshall Asks Congress For Stop-Gap Aid to Halt Advances by Hughs Seems Happy City Council to Meet The City Council will meet in monthly session In City Hall at 1:30 tomorrow night. New York Stocks Slocks. in court Saturday. He was arrested on Page 10 cidcnt near here last month. 2 P. M. AT<teT Amor Tobacco ... Anaconda Copper . Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Ocn Motors Montgomery Ward N Y central Int Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel ,. Radio Socony Vacuum ... Stiidcbakcr Standard of N J . Texas Coin) Packard 155 1;4 69152 345.8 887.8 6318 .15 1J8 59 1134 88 1-2 Howard Hught,, center, arrived In Washington .Saturday where he Is to testify before the Senate War Investigating Committee today if Ihere arc big problems on his mind at this time his Jovial mood certainly doesn't betrny them (NEA •I'cloplioto.) Russia Weakens On UN Stalemate Compromise Looms With U.S. on Big Holy Lands Issue LAKE; SUCCESS, N!" v.r NovC'io. (UP)—Russia was reported todny ready to agree to compromise with the United States and abandon Us insistence on a United Nations Security Council commission to enforce the partition or Palestine. Russia was said lo have agreed to alter a demand for termination of Grciit Britain's mandnlo over Palestine on next Jan. I. Russia made the conciliatory move at u. lour-natlon conference called for another Iry nt. resolving Amcr- Icnn-R'jssian rilffciciiccs over enforcement of Palestine partition. Soviet iX'lcgiilc Snnyon T.sinap- kin was quoted as announcing at the ontsut of the closed meeting that he had been authorized by the Soviet government to compromise with the United States on the sorest point of .difference—whether the UN Security Council or the General Assembly should have authority over Palestine- In tin transition to independence. The lull extent of the new Soviet position nnd the reaction of American officials was not known, but it was believed the development might mnkc possible agreement between the two big powers. The report 01 a soviet conciliation offer cnmc as British officials disclosed the British cabinet would hoiil a special meeting in London tomorrow to decide whether Britain will enforce Palestine partition for (he UN ns suggested by-the United States. The British had been expected lo tell UN Palestine experts today their reaction lo the United Stales proposal that Britain remain responsible for law and order in the Holy Land until July 1. whc'n Arab and .Jewish states would automatically be created. The final American position 'was likely to depend on the result ot the London cabinet huddle. Armortl Teacher Speaks At Librarians' Meeting Mrs. Kathleen Thompson. Armo- rcl School Librarian was a speaker at Ihe Arkarsas Library Assocla- lion conference held Thursday nnd Friday at Little Rock. Mrs. Thompson spoke on "The Plans for the Development of Our Library. The conference, which was at- .ended by many Mississippi County Ibrarians, was held In the YWCA n Little Rock and is the 25th annual conference of the association. •— - * <i i a f HI vti iiiiy ill u 3 Steel 161,21 the accident. Yarbro Man in Hospital With Punctured Lung The condition of Henry Mllhorn. 7. who was Injured In an accident lear his home in Yarbro late Sat-, irday, was reported ns slightly Improved by attendants at the Blythc- ville Hospital at noon today. 2712 Mr. Mllhorn received a fractured 87 ; 8 wrist nnd punctured lung in the 17 accident, nnd hospital attendants •201|2 termed his condition serious. Rcla- 77 Ives who were visiting Mr. Mil- 58 3,8 • horn at Ihe hospital declined - (o 518 give any information concerning- Truman Reports On Aid to Greeks President Says Nation Saved From • Economic Collapse^-? WASHINGTON. Nov. 10 President Truman told Cong day lhat American aid has mrrti Greece Jrom economic collapse and kept her free, but warned Hint the sltunllon remains "grave" because of continued Communist guerilla warfare. Accordingly, ho hinted that further aid to Greece will be necessary last Hint embattled Balkan country become "fi'i'lllu ground for lotnlltnrlan Ideologies." Mr. Truman pulntcd the .still-dark picture In R letter transmitting to Congress thu first report on the $400,000.000 Greek-Turkish nid pro- gnnn. Congress voted Ihc aid — $300,000.000 lo dreccc nnd $100,000 000 to Turkey—last May nfter Mr. Truman's historic stop-Communism speech in March. The report, prepared by the stale Dcpiirlmunt, said that reconstruction in Greece "has been hampered by continued guerrilla activity" which the Greek government had hoped to conclude last Summer. Then It added bluntly: "If order can be restored, there Is every rcnson to be optimistic nbont the recovery of Greece, If order Is not restored, there, can be no recovery." * Estimate Made Of Sum Heeded /ri'3 Countries WASHINGTON, Kov. 10. (U.P.)—Secretary of . State George C. Marshall, warning Unit I'ltirope needs Americah «i(l In nvoid domination by tlio Soviet Union, today asked Congress for ?597,000,000 of stop-gup uid for Italy, France ami Austria, lie e.stimiited that-the cost oC' the fom-year-pUm .for loiiK-riirige help to ' Europe: will lie $10.000,000,000. to $20,000,000,000. ; Marshall inrule the administration's first formol presentation of the relief programs In a statement to u Joint session or the. Senate Foreign Relations Committee ,anrt the House Foreign Affairs Com- i mlttco. He said that President Truman will present details of the Marshall plan in the special KS-' sluri of Congress which, beitlni next Monday, but he laid thai tentatively he wu able to ntl- niate that the colt of that plan for (he first 15 months of IU 0|Mi'i»tl»n would run close to' $7,5uO,OUO,000. 'I Although Marshall said the great critical problem was In Europe, ho broke his long silence on policy townrcl China by culling also for economic, aid and help to Oen- emllsstino Chiang Kai-shek's government and to tho Chinese people. He told Hie congressional committees that a definite proposal on China WHS being preporcd for early submission to Congress. The former Rrmy chief of staff, 'comparing the present critical situation with the' crises bl the war years, admitted that the automatic success of his plan could not be guaranteed; that the risks were many and real. But, he said, they have been "carefully calcu- U.S. Begins Buying Hens To Save Feed WASHINGTON, Nov. 10. (U.P.) —The itnvcrnmciu. which last T.'cek abandoned its |x>uUrylc.vj Thursdays programs, went into the chicken buying business today. The Agriculture Department announced n hen purchase program, effective Immediately, lo assure a market lo producers who have promised lo cull their (locks «.- COO.OOO hens by Jan. 1 to save grain. Officials said the government purchases presumably would begin immediately because the price the government is offering Is slightly higher In some mldwcstern areas than current market prices. The government said its purchase program would aid Ihe poul- Europe upon ....... .. Soviet the try Industry in carrying out' pledge it made lo the Citizens .„„„ Committee to save 30.000,000 bushels of grain during' Ihc feeding year 'by speeding up the culling of flocks. The Agriculture Department said Ihc program also was designed lo "conserve poultry meat supplies for later use by consumers." Officials said that some hens purchased by the department would be sold later to consumers when supplies nre scarcer In the Spring Some nlso may be sold to the arm- cd services or may be exported officials said. Weather .ARKANSAS—Cloudy with scattered showers tonight. Tuesday partly cloudy nnd scattered showers in East and South portion. Cloudy in the West and North portion. :haoi Tn Union. "It Is. now clear,"''he. said', 5 "thit only one power, the Soviet Union, docs not for Iti own reasons shars . . . the aim of restoring the Eu- ro|H'an community." For Ihe first time he officially and publicly staled that Kurupt! l> split between Kast and West, roughly along the lino upon which the Anglo-American iirmlts met Ihose of the. Soviet Union. To the West of llml line, he said, Ihc tuitions of Europe have been grappling with the vnst and difficult problems resulting from the war "in conformity with their own ' national traditions without pressure or menace from the United States or Great Britain." • ' To the cast of that line, developments "bear the unmistakable imprint of an alien hand." Marshall said that this situation presented a challenge to the United Stales—a challenge, to help • the peoples of Western Europe preserve their free society and heritage. "We must not fall to meet this inspiring challenge," he testified "We must not permit the free' community of Europe lo be extinguished . Should this occur It would be a tragedy for the world H would impose Incalculable burdens upon this country and force serious readjustments In our traditional way of life. One of our Important rccdoms — t freedom of See STOP GAP AID on Page— A. A. Scott Dies In His Home Here; Burial at Dogwood Final rites for Amos Anderson Scott, who died at his home here Saturday, were conducted yesterday afternoon at Cobb Funeral Home. He was 72. . Burial was In Dogwood Cemetery with the Rev. H. H. Blevins, pastor of Lake Street Methodist Church here, officiating. Born at Hcnning, Tcnii.. Mr. Scott had lived here 30 years. He was a retired farmer and lived at 816 Clark Street . He Is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jennie Scott; five daughters, Mrs. Thoman Boswell, Mrs. H. C. Hoover, Mrs. Elmer Barnctt. Mrs. Myrtle Simmons and Miss Ruth Scott; and three sons, Homer, W. W. and Floyd Scott. All are ol BIytheville. Weather Moderates; More Rain Reported After reaching near-freezing: levels during Saturday night, temperatures here were slightly higher during last night when a s low of W degrees was recorded. Saturday night's low was 36 degrees. • . A light rain which began late last night brought .15 of an Inch ot moisture by 1 o'clock this rnorn- ing, according to Robert E. Blaylock, official weather observer. Highest temperature here yesterday was 68 degrees. Saturday's high was 60.degrees. ,. .. .

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