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BLYTHEVI1XE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NtCwaPAPira nr urwruK*si< . o,.-1 v,«.. .. .„„ „ .__"^ b- . ^*" •*• • ™ • » » ^-^ VOL. XLIV—NO. Blythevllle Courier Blythevttle D«ily Newt THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Mississippi Valley Leader BlytbevUJe Herald BLYTHKV1U,K, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, NOVKMBER H, 1047 Congress Asked For $300 Million 4 For Aid to China Secretary of State Appears Before Senate Committee WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UP)— Secretary of State George C. Marshall told Congress today that the administration will ask for about $300,000,000 In aid for China. He disclosed the extent of proposed aid to China In testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the administration's foreign aid program. Marshall said the proposed U S. spending in China would be at Ihe rate of around $20,000,000 a month This indicated that U. S. aid would be spread over a 15-month period. Under questioning by committee Chairman Arthur H. Vandenberg, B., Mich., Marshall also gave figures showing lhat the American spending program for foreign aid would require about $2,657,000,000 In new appropriations for the current fiscal year ending next Jhue 30. The administration was pleading S>for 5597,000,000 in Immediate aid ' 'money, but there were signs of powerful opposition to the plan. The total in new appropriations would be broken down as follows- 5597,000,000 In immediate stop- rap aid to Austria, France and Italy. J 500,000,000 more for (he army to run occupied areas. $1,500,000,000 as the first installment on (he lone-ranee Marshall plan. $60,000,000 ai the installment on aid to China. Marshall -also said under questioning by Vandenberg that more funds probably would be asked under the Greek-Turkish aid program, but probably not (or this fiscal year. President Truman had hinted yesterday 1 in the first report to Congress on the original $400 000,000 Greek-Turkish program that more money would be needed, par tlcularly to keep Greece from'* col lapsing. Marsh'all appeared primarily to discuss the emergency aid program lor Europe and the long-range Mar; shall plan. He estimated in a statement to Congress yesterday that the long-range plan would . cost about , * 16,000,000,000 to $20,000,000,060 over » four-year period, with"." *1,500,000 000 needed tor the' first three months of operation next April, May aiit J line, and -neatly' $6,000,000,000' for ^e.^ear be^nriiiyr, July 1, 19^- States'must make Germany self- sufficient without restoring her wai potential. .;--. At (he lime time be charged J, (hit other countries were guilty ff, of "perversion of the facts"' In claiming that this nation sought to rearm Germany and rebuild her war potential. He said (hat restoration of the German economy is necessary too: L Take that defeated nation "off the backs" of American taxpayers,' and 2. Contribute to general European reconstruction and economic restoration. He said that some persons had been "propagandized" with a "perversion of the facts" that the U S was Interested In rebuilding the German war machine. The secretary emphasized that this was not correct; that the U. S. would "protect against the rebuilding of (Germany's) war potential." Marshall did not reveal the source of the "misinformation." But it was recalled that Russia has taken this stand at Council of Foreign Minis, ters meetings anci before the United Nations. Marshall and Undersecretary of H State Robert A. Lovett were called v before the committee today lor an unusual "information, please" session on Ihe aid program. Chairman Venclenberg, said the committee needed more details because "Congress cannot legislate in a vacuum." Vandenberg nonetheless said his committee would move rapidly in considering the initial phase of the administration program. A similar pledge came from Chairman Charles A. Eaton, R,, N. J., of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He said he expected to have an enabling bill ready for floor debate by next Wednesday-three days after Congress convenes in special sess on on foreign aid and high domestic prices. In warning against regimenting our oirn economy to aid Europe RT^i MW " the firsl 5t *I>" in that direction would be government allocation controls over SDch products as wheat and steel-both t! due lo play an important role In JJ7 tne long (erm recovery plan The senator said he could "go along' with extension of export controls, but took a cold view at extending government powers over the domestic economy beyond that point Likewise he advocated that much of the assistance given Europe be In the form of loans "even If they are never repaid," rather than outright gift'!. Loans, lie said, would enable this country to exercise more effectively the manner in which American relief Is administered. Marshall told Ihe Senate and • House committee on foreign affairs yesterday that American dollars and goods must be expended on a larg- scale In Europe to avoid Soviet domination there. Tlie situation In Fiance, Italy and Austria Is so critical, he said, that quick help must be given to tide therrf. over until full scale reconstruction program can be enacted by Congress. France, he said, needs (328,000, 000 In the next four months to pre- See CONGRESS on P*(e U Britain to Draft Jobless Persons To Aid Industry LONDON, Nov. 11 (UP)— The iovernment announced today that I would draft street traders, night :lub employes, funfair workers ana obless persons into essential industries beginning Dec. B. Labor Minister George Isaacs U>Id Commons the new order would be .iut Into effect Dec. g through an extension of the present "control of engagements" order. SINGH COPIES VTVX CENT* Marshall Plan To Bring Debate Republican Leader Fears Higher Taxes, Prices for America NEW YORK, Nov. U (U.P.)—A hot partisan fight to slash billions from the Marshall plan appeared certain today, after Sen, Robert A. Taft, R,, Ohio, charged the multibillion dollar relief plan meant only higher taxes and higher prices for America. "I believe we should provide aid to Western Europe in reasonable amounts," Tafl declared in a speech last night to the Ohio Society. But he added that $16,000 000,000 to $20,000,000,000 estimates presented so far by the administration were "higher than Is safe." "The President is asking for two completely inconsistent policies at the same time," Taft said. "If we want the Marshall plan, we cannot have lower prices. If we want lower prices we have to give up the Marshall plan." The senator renewed his plea to consumers "to eat less and save their money" In order to bring prices down. Of taxes and the Marshall plan Taft said: "The adoption of this plan means that every person in the United States must pay more tax than otherwise and that the payroll check will be subject to a much larger deduction." The Republican majority leader said he "would regard the return of price control as a major calamity" and "that ""consumer rationing is only one degree less objectionable." : ^ "Surely," he laid, '''we should ration the . rest of the world on steel, grain and , oil, before we even consider rationing our own •people.?,.,.. -> ,Sad four, main . criticisms - 'would "first, cprifinteari Intolerable and dangerous • tax burden- second, inflate .prices further in the United states; third encourage unsound policies in' Europe; and fourth, force futile and dangerous regimentation on American productivity." The Republican policy maker criticized Mr. Truman's plea to confine the special session of Congress to a consideration only of emergency aid to Europe and high prices. Floods Claim Lives of 200 Near Istanbul ISTA 3UU Nov. 11. (UP) _ An estimated 200 persons reportedly were drowned today when the Scy- man River spilled out s ! (s fcanks as the result of heavy rains. Several villages on the South coast of Adann Province were damaged severely, a- ordlng to re- Ports from the area. Rescue boats were picking up survivors from roofs and trees. Writers, Facing Contempt Action, Ask for Delays WASHINGTON. Nov. 11 (UP) j— Speaker Joseeph w. Martin, Jr., took under advisement today an appeal that he put off action on contempt citati ns against 10 Hollywood writers nd directors. The appeal was made by Martin Pop^r, vice presirtei.: of the Na' onal Lawyers Guild, .nd Lester M. Levin, New York attorney, In an hour-long conference with Martin. They wanted him to put the matter before the House after Congress c' nvenes. Popper and 'i "?vin are attorneys for the" 10 so-called-' .,ost!Ie" witnesses who were cited b;- the house UnAmcrlcan Activitle Committee for contempt for failing to answer the question: Are you or have you ever been a-member of the Communist parly? Farmer Dies of Burns Joncsboro, Ark., Nov. 11 (UP)— Funeral services were being planned today for C. M. Hicks, 13-year-old Trumami resident, who died of burns In a hospital here last night. Hicks WAS burning trash at his home Saturday when his clothing was ignited. Temperature Dips Under 40 as More Rain Falls Rain yesterday afternoon and during last night brought .66 of an inch of moisture to this area as the mercury dropped to a low ol 39 degrees. Highest temperature recorded here yesterday was 60 degrees, according to Robert E. Blaylock, official weather observer. Big Four Sqgores Off for Round Two on German Treaty " - U. 5. and tain agiet 1ft state, bor ring Germany or active ir* war a901 nit h?r take pact iri drafting tieoty. Russia Violdi out tot incluiion t>t 19th, Albania. French unwilling to ndud« G«imany In tinol p«ace conference. Otheisap- grove G«tjnoji poMJcipotioft. Scpoiatc Gcimon states would dose door for Russia to Ruhr's vital In* duties. USSR wants equal voic« with ieit of Bio, Four in management of Ruhr. Many believe thii a cause lor Soviet co-operation jn London. FRANCE wonts lorge reparations from urrent German production, . S. and Bntain object be* cause of increasing opera- tioncoiti in Ihcirzone. Such a plan would mean Soviet control of Gcrmanindu&tncs. Hughes Refuses General's Plea For Large loan' Plan* Builder Tell» Investigator* of Request for $200,000 WASHINGTON, Nov. U Howard Huihri tod.y nrrlly. •houttd that he "didn't make one etni out W I he w»r." And Sen. John J. Wllllini, K, 1>H. « heatedly declared thai he did. WASHINGTON. Nov. 11. (U.P.) —Planemaker Howard Huglies suld today that Air Force Ma], Gen Bennett E Meyers sought *. %'i<», 000 wartime loan from him In order to "make a million" and luwe security for himself and [Mult for Ihe remainder of hts life. This testimony wa.i brought on »s H.seuaUi War Investigating s\ib committee Questioned Hughes nlwul statements he made yesterday concerning Hie retired Air Force procurement officer's alleged request for the loan tn 1944. Hughes sMrt he refused lo lend Meyers the J200.000. Hughes also testified Unit Mey- '"El'l'Ehts some o( the controversial angles of Hie proposed German pence treaty which luce y ™ eet '" Lomion Nov - 25 - The conference will be Ihe second and perhaps of Foreign Ministers to cliart a united future for defeated Germany «„ i M w nnai attempt by the Council Osceola Pioneer, HJ. Hale, Dies Business Man and Land Owner to Be Buried Tomorrow OSCEOLA.-Ark., Nov. 11. —Harry Joplin Hale, member of a pioneer Osceola family and a South Mississippi County business man and landowner, died at his home here at 8;45 th» morning after an illness of four years. He was 65. Services; will be conducted at th«l First Presbytettan -Church here at 3:30 p.m. ; tomorrow by the Rev. Buyers of Pipelines Across State Quickly Reap Profit on Investment PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 11. (U.P.)—The '$150,000 original outlay a group of 28 Investors today mushroomed Into paper profits of nearly $10.000,000 following a ruling by Ihe Securities and Exchange Commission. The financing deal, which returned a W6 per cent profit In IMS than 11 months on each dollar of their Investment involved the purchase of the government war-built "Big Inch and "Uttle Inch" pipelines from the War Asstts Administration. (These pipelines cross Arkansas,* and residents of Eastern Arkansas are seeking through the East Arkansas Natural Gas Consumers Association to obtain a source of cheaper fuel to heat homes In IZ cities and towns and to aid rri the industrialization of the area.) '•' ,TUe investing group," compose/l of 11 members of the New-York investment banking firm of Dillon, Read & Co., Inc., nnd 17 Individuals from Washington, New York, Texas and Louisiana, formed the Texas Eastern Transmission Corp., of Houston, Tex,, as a Delaware corporation last January. The group purchased 150,000 Chest Donations Lawrence,, pastor, assisted by tlie -Rev. 'Russell J. Clubb, pastor of the First Baptist Church Mr. Hale was the son of the late W. p. and Orlcna Hale and one of 15 children. Born here In 1882. Mr. Hale attended school at Bingllam Military Academy at Asheville, N. C.. and the University of Virginia. At the time of his death he headed the firm of Hale and Bowen Insurance Co., in which he took an active ouTbid"othor contcn"ders"ior"llic liur- ' the 1947 - (8 Community Chest Budg- part despite his illness o[ the chase ol tlie lengthy pipelines i et past four years. , Tncir stnkc ,„ lh( , comp M1(| J Beginning it., second week today. Blyrheville Drive For $26,780 Now Ih Irs Secopd Week To further to work of BlythevllleV six pftrent-teachers associations dur- Speakers Stress Preparedness As Price of Peace By MEKEIMAN 8MTH ' United rrw Whit* HONK Exporter WASHINGTON, Nov. 11. (U.P.)—Military and Naval lenders nolemtily reminded the nation in Armistice Day Bpecches today that preparedness is the price of peace, That theme was dominant an citizens in all walks' of life paused in Una 'third year of peace to pay homage to +America's war,dead. President Truman observed th« Wlh anniversary of the ending of World War I by placing a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier In Arlington National Cemetery, similar memorial services,were held throughout the nation In cemeteries whose freshly-turned earth recently marked the final homecoming of World War II heroes. Nnvy Secretary John L. Sullivan, sneaking at Arlington, < warned against the "peril of benevolent dls- Armistice Day Quietly Observed Business-as-Usual General Rule; City Hall Court House Ctose postwar job ers asked him for «t a time when the millionaire Planemaker was ncKotlal!n K «>,,_ tracts with the general's procurement department. Sen. Herbert R, O'Connor, D., Mr., asked whether Meyers had ever given any reason for wanting U> oblnln the «00,000 other than one Hughes gave yesterday— to purchase $10,000,000 of Ubcrly Bomis on margin. Hughes replied: "Meyers said It would make him a million and give his family security for the rest of hU life. HO said he had a golden opportunity to buy the bonds at a very favorable price. He said. 'Howard, why you deny m« that the hell do privilege'?" Feared Impllwllon. Hughes tald several times he turned down the request elthlcal reasons He said he belleved lo*n It that would that for bc- made- such a misunderstood would be »nd evil implication* imputed to It, Hughes, under questioning by Homer Meyers aubcommltlee Chairman Ferguson, R., Mich., Mid contemplated no payment of Interest on the loan, s "Then you were to take all the risk and Benny Meyer» all the ,. H?" Ferguson asked. 4£That U the deal he proposed,' llglies' replied. ,...., .. > ^tjFerKiwon arted whether.,Meyers <•»• pis arguments with vrmrim TaDout the loan told him that Gen. H. H. (Hap) direct! Arnold shares of the company's $1 pnr com- '" B the c °niing year, a total of »650 mon stock for $150.000 and then ' " tle allotcri " :e c| ty's PTA's from - Osceola; Edward Tcaford Jr. of Luxora and Tim Bowles, Joe Rhodes Jr. and Jnsper Thomason Jr., all of Osceola. Margaret Truman To Sing Tonight For Arkansas LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. Nov..]]. (UP) — Unfavorable comment by music critics means little to Margaret Truman because "I'd much rather the people who have imtd for their tickets enjoy my singing." And with that comment trie attractive 23-year-old coloratura soprano brushed off the contention of some experts that she does not have a voice of concert quality and admitted that profits. If any. from her current tour will go to the benefit of "Little Maggie." "Little Maggie" was used by the President's daughter in referring to herself at a nesvs conference during which she said: "Daddy's (piano) playing i s strictly for himself and 'the Washington Press club" and he "doesn't play anything t sing," Miss Truman, who will appear in a concert here tomorrow night arrived in Little Rock yesterday — accompanied by a pianist, a flutist, a voice teacher, a personal representative and a secret service agent. She will go from here to Memphis for another concert. She was friendly and affable In answering questions on most subjects, politics being an exception. She admitted that she followed "politics rather closely, but I'm on a concert tour, not in politics," she said. put 3.584,000 shares of common slock up for public offering tomorrow nt S3.50 per share. Many Participate In Activities of 'Y 1 in Blytheville A total of 67 sessions of all Blytheville "Y" groups, games and activities were held during October with a total participation of 1.842, members of the "Y" Bourd of Directors were told at a monthly meeting last night in the "Y" rooms in City Hall. Program Chairman J. W. Adams. presented this report, said poses are 1. To promote th« welfare of children. 2. To raise the standards o! home life. 3. To bring about co-operation between Hie teachers and parents In intelligently tcachlnn and training the child. A. To bring Into closer understanding the relation of the home and school. Six (Iroups FuMCtionlnr. Mrs. Baker said the work of ttie PTA "Intends to develop between the educator and the public such united effort as will secure for each child the highest advantage In physical, mental, social education." and spiritual games In addition to the Council, there are six PTA organizations In Blytheville. They are affiliated with Lange, Sutlbury and Central grade schools, the Junior and senior high schools and Harrison Negro School. Each will receive $100 from the Community Chest, with llic exception of Harrison School, which will get $50. Purchase of playground equipment for the schools has bcen'a project undertaken by most of the PTA's during the year. Other Pl'A projects have contemplated needs ol the schools themselves, such the purchase of books for their libraries. ' Bfytheviffe Woman Dies Mrs. Alice Curl, 81. of Blytheville died at Walls Hospital yesterday afternoon where she had been confined for a week. She Is survived by H. C. Curl of Blytheville. Funeral arrangements are Incomplete with services is charge of Woods Funeral Home, of Memphis and Cobb Funeral Home of Blythevill*. who this included 14 football for grammar school anrt Junior high tc.Tins which have a total of 29ti players. Game room attendance during October was 1217. he said It was reported that clubs discontinued (luring the Summer have been revived and two new ones added. Including a club for carrier boys of the Courier News under the leadership of Elmer Smith, Courier News circulation manager. The budget report for 1948 as prepared by the Finance Committee was reviewed. Board members present were Mr. Adams, Miss Winnie Turner, Oscar Alexander. R. A. Nelson. James Terry, Jack Thro. P. D. Foster. Hcrmon Carllon and Secretary J. p. Garrott. In the ab-'was convicted of treason today «n"l sencc of President Alvln Hulfm.-ini sentenced to life Imprisonment, the B. Scott Baird, rice] maximum |«nalty possible under Romanian lav;. Manlu, 75, was found guilty by » military tribunal on all counts. He was charged with an attempt against Ihe Independence of Romania, hlpn treason, vmdermtnlng constitutional order, and Inciting rebellion and armed Insurrection. Romanian Party Leader Convicted of Treason BUCHAREST, Nov. 11 (UP)—Dr. Juliu Maniu. president of the op"Y"| positional National Peasant Party, Jr., the Rev. president presided. Big Find; Little Reward Little Rock, Ark., Nov. II. (UD — A 29-year-old father of two small children was able lo deposit a live dollar bill in the family piggy bank today because of his' honesty in returning $11,5*0 to its owner yesterday. G. L. Callioun, a filling station attendant, picked up the purse owned by Mike Brown, owner of a meat market. In the station's restroom. A telephone call brought Brown hurriedly back' to th« station. Motorist Fined $35 J. E. McBrtde of Blytheville was lined $35 and costs in Municipal Court this morning when he pleaded guilty to a charge or driving whlls under lh« influniw of Intoxicating liquor. wartime Army Air Force chief, hat approved the deal. Hughe» re piled: "I remember a claim that Arnolt would approve It. It came llirouel (Nell) McOirlhy [ do not remember any nrgumcnt (dlrectl from Meyers) on tlmt point." McCarthy was Hughes' couust at ,the time. He previously toll the committee trmt as he recalled It Meyers was asking for 150000 See HUCiHKg on Fa*e 16 ' Jaycees Aid Christmas Seal Sales Tim Estes was numcd chairman last night of a co-operating committee of Die Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce which wil' work with the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association In the annual Christmas Seal sale drive. He was appointed at a meeting or llic Junior Chamber in the Jaycee club rooms. Tn the past, Hie Junior Chamber of Commerce has handled the displaying of the large double-tarred cross, symbol of Ihe sea sale, at a Main Street Intersection It was announced last night tlial the United Stales Junior Chamber has asked the Blytheville club' to recommend a Jaycee of this area for Ihe annual "Outstanding Voting M«n of tlie Year" award made bj the national group. Winners of this award will be announced about the same time the "Young Man of tlie Year" award will be given here to a Blytheville Jaycee during Nation- nl Junior Chamber of Commerce Week early next year. Slale winner of the Jaycce-spon- sorcd "I Speak for Democracy' public speaking conlesl will be announced early next week following a State Board ol Directors meeting in Little Rock Sunday. New members inducted last nighl were R. E. Cole and William N. Wilson. Gucsls »l the meeting were Cecil A. Brewer and Newlon A Richards, both of lllyihcvlllc. Armistice Day In Btythcvllle was observed today not unlike any other wcek-diiy as all downtown stores remained open for business uiul only lie Court Home, Post Office and mv bunk closed. Workers In nil Courl House offices got rt holiday today and the building it.self WH* locked, Post office windows were closed xnd rural and clly deliveries were not made except lu CIIKCS of vmrccl post iir pnlslmbtc package.!. The First National Bank WHS closed while the Fnnners Bank mid Trust Co. kepi Its doors open. Offices In City Hall remained open wllli Ihe exception of Lhe Arkansas Slnlc Revenue Department office. Mayor E. R. Jackson announced today because of the holiday the City Council meeting scheduled for Luulglil has'been cancelled, He said tie would announce later the date for this month's Council session. Merchants along Main Street displayed flags In the only apparent observance of Armistice Day. No formal programs were held. Meanwhile, observances of vary- hig types and 5IMS were held today over the United Slates as the nation marked the JStli year since Ihe signing of the armistice that ended World War I. < ,. Nearby, Memphis staged a mammoth parade and heard Fleet Admiral William (Bull) Halsey, USN (Ret.), speak as U celebrated the first "Victory Day" In the country. At the.< urging of the American Legion there, Memphis elected to ob armament." Addressing an audience In*t Included high government officials and members of Congress, Sullivan said that "lo secure an enduring and Just peace, we must also be strong mlllUrlly." "In the months since V-J Day," he salrt, "we have pared this (military) strength down to but a sha> dow of its former size, and day by day, an demobilization has progressed,'our representatives in the council of powers have found their lasks Increasingly difficult." I'resldent Truman did not speak at the Arlington exerclMi, leaVinf the cemelery shortly . after the wreath -lay I nf for the White Home where h« planned to nurk on the foreign aid program which h> will prevent to Confreu on Monti, y. Oilier speakers were James F. O'Nell.ot Manchester, N. H., national commander of the American Legion, and Mrs. Lee W. Hutton of Excelsior, Minn., national president of the Legion Auxiliary. O'Ncll said that "only an America first In spiritual and military pretparcdness" can guarantee tiw world E last peace. "Military training for the youth of ' our nation would metn one declaim step away from war," Mid ONell. "More than that, jt would allow for universal acceptance of the universal obligation to safeguard and perfect the , institutions we cherish, us Americans." BpeaXIng at Independence' Hall Memphis way, Victory Armistice Day by Nov. 11 of next year. Year-Old Steele Child Falls Into Trough, Drowns Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church In Holland, Mo., today for Harlaml Gene Boonc, one-year-old sou of Mr. and Mrs. R. Z. Boone of Holland, who drowned In a. trough at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil James, In Hollum! Sunday. Burial wo.s In tlic Ml. Zlon Cemetery. The child's body was found flouting lace down In the water-filled trough, which Is used for a rain barrel, shortly after his disappearance from the house. Acpording to reports of the accident the child evidently crawled out the back door and toppled off Into the trough. Besides his parents he leaves one sister, Evelyn Jcimcltc Boone ol Holland. German Funeral Home of Slccle was In charge of arrangements. Two in Blytheville Selected on Committee To Aid Jews Abroad Two Blytheville residents have been elected members of tlic Southwest Regional Executive Committee of the Joint. Distribution Committee, an American agency aiding distressed Jews abroad, It was announced today. They me Mrs. Siegbcrt Jicdcl and Ike Miller. They were elected at the annual regional meeting of the JDC In Dallas, Texsa, Sunday. Weather ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy and colder tonight. Lowest temperature tonight 28 lo 34 with scattered frosts. Wednesday partly dourly in MM West and Nortn portions. Textile Workers Get Pay Boost Of $110,000,000 CHARLOTTE, N. C, Nov 11 — Nine per cent pay Increases won for 125,000 unionized textile workers in the South will amount to additional yearly pay of $19.000,000 the North Carolina CIO headquar- lers estimated today. The CIO said 425,000 imorgani?*d workers In southern textile mills also were In line for similar rakes, which would raise payrolls in the Industry «t total or $110,000,000 annually. The nine per cent wage raise formula wns adopted In Textile Workers Union of America (CIO) negotiations last week with four .large southern textile chains and followed by other mill 1 !. Southern TWUA headquarters said Ihe raise brought average hourly earnings of textile workers up from 97 cents an hour to $1.06. Post Office Department Urges Early Mailing of Christmas Parcels, Cards WASHINGTON, NOV n. <UP> — The Post Office Department was off lo an early start today In Its annual campaign to get Americans to do their Christmas shopping and mailing early. Postmaster General Robert E, Hannegan warned that Yulttide packages must be mailed during the first week of December It the sender want* to be sure of delivery by Dec. 35. Christmas cards should b mailed not later thin the second week of December, he Mid. On the same'program, Gen. JacoJT It. Dovers, commander of Army Ground Forces, said .Armistice Day "will be u reminder of the possibility of armetj.conflict, despite the efforts of clvtllied nations to ensure everlasting peace." He estimated that within llri years, eflectlveness o[ the Army Reserve Corps—"the nation's greatest potential source ot strength— will have been reduced 50 per cent through age and the Increasing responsibilities of business and family affairs, which tend to reduce a man's adaptability to new types of training." Pleads lor Preparedneu Another plea for adequate preparedness as the "oest guarantee of peace" was voiced by Gen. George C. Kenny, commander of the Air Force Strategic Air Command. Speaking In New York City, the hero of Pacific air warfare admonished that "we will not have peace if we are too wealc to fight for it." In Cincinnati, Lt. Gen. Robert L. Eichelbcrger, Eighth Army commander, told an Armistice. Day audience Ihat his forces, now occupying Japan, are in a "transformed" nation. Japan, he saw, Is "one of the few places In all this world where an American soldier can walk .In. a foreign land among a civilian population on the darkest of nights,' unarmed and unafraid." Lt. Gen. J. Lawton Collins, Army deputy chief of staff, said In New York that the United States must hive trained manpower to carry out a defense plan. And. the only way to build such a force, he said, Is through universal military training, Dyess Farmer Dies; Rites to Be Held Here Services for Lonnie Prentice of Dycss, who died early this morn- Ing at McLemore Clinic in Memphis following a two months Illness, will be conducted at 2 p. m. tomorrow at the Holt Funeral' Home Chapel. He was: 42. Burial will be In Memorial Park with . the Rev. Allen D. Stewart, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Born "in Tyler, Mo., Mr. Prentice has resided for the past 12 years at Dyess, where he was engaged In farming. He was admitted la McLemore clinic two weeks before his death. Mr. Prentice Js »urvlved by hl» wife, Mrs., Bmhs. Prentice of Dyess; out daughter, Miss Billi* Jean Prenttee of Dyess; a stepson, Harry Goodman of West Memphis; four brothers, George Prentice or CanithersvUlB, Mo , , John Prentice of Kelser »nd Rubin and Delbert Prentice, both of Dress; and three . sisters, Mn. Or» -Bell Stover and Mrs. pnnle Amw, both of Dyess, and Mn. Mildred mi- trip of Wilson Holt Funeral Horn* k I

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