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BLYTHEVILIE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND 8OUTHKAST MISSOURI VOL. XLIV—NO. 198 Blytheville Courier Blythevllle Dally Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blylheville Herald BIATHKV1LLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1947 SINGLE COPIES OT1 CEOTt Aircraft Profits Probers Seeking Stock Sales Data Committee Wants to Know if Air Force Men Were Investors WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. (U.P.)—Senate investigators were told today that a high Air Force oficer polled his procurement officers during the war to find out how much stock they held in aircraft manufacturing firms but that no investigation was made because the holdings turned out to be small. The testimony was given to a Senate War Investigating Subcommittee as it turned from its Howard Hughes investigation for a look at the contract relations between the Air Force and other manufacturers. First witness was Col. William Nuckols, an Air Force public relations officer and a former newspaperman. Under questioning he , disclosed that in January, 1943, he k-heard "rumors" that Air Force of^ fleers had large stock holdings in aircraft companies. The rumors, he said, were "very vague" hut pointed at a possibility that "some irregularities existed" in Air Force procurement. Nuckols said that In view of the rumors, which were not widespread, "we determined that we should at least prepare ourselves' for any eventuality." Some Inquiries Made He said he wrote a memorandum to Gen. George E. Stratemeyer, then chief of air staff, on Jan. 7, 1943, reporting the rumors and suggesting that the Air Forces have the Associated Press make a survey to kill the rumor. This suggestion was not carried out. The purpose of the proposed survey recommended was to "point out that despite the close relationship" between aircraft firms and procurement officers, such small blocks of stock were held, "that it made'no difference.",,_-- Nuekols said that a week Inter Stratemeyer himself wrote to 10 Air Force procurement officers, all colonels or above, asking confidential information on any past and present holdings of aircraft securities. " ~" In the data -• greA^e^L _ the rcquaa*-'»»« ^fr JF h(? t meari?' to 'be regarded as anything.-in the'na- ture of an investigation. "i Among the 10 officers who received the letter was Bennett E. Meyers, then a brigadier general, j- who yesterday told the senators how ^j he bought $4,000,000,000 in government bonds on one per cent margin. Meyers, later chief of the Air Force Material Command as a major general, has been a star witness in the Hughes phase of the committee Investigation. Chairman Homer Ferguson, R., Mich., of the Investigating group, described Stratemeyer's letter as "apologetic." He wondered how the Air Force had expected <o get any real information about it. As the committee turned away from the relationship between Meyers and Hughes, Ferguson said that the new phase was designed to determine what methods were used by the Air Force to detect corruption and fraud. Earlier, Ferguson said he might recommend a congressional investigation to determine how many federal officials cashed in on wartime speculation in government bonds as did Meyers. Meyers told Ferguson's subcom- |< mitten yesterday that he financed ^ a $4,000.000 margin deal in government bonds during the war on the basis of a tip from former Treasury Secretary Henry A. Mor- genthau, Jr. Morgenthau denied having any part in it. Ferguson said his group's forthcoming investigation of wartime Air Force procurement would include Chimes Installed In New First Christian Church Dedication services for the Ma«s Cathedral Chimes of the First Christian Church, which were played today for the first time by Jack Hale of Memphis, who made the installation, will be held Sunday afternoon from 4 to 8 o'clock, Mrs. Dalton Powlston, director or music of the church, and Miss Shirley Barliam, former organist, will play the organ and chlme.s at the service. Installation of the chimes, bought by the Women's Council of the church, was completed at noon today. They were Installed by Mr, Hale of the Hollenberg Music Co., of Memphis, The dedication of the church itself will be held later because the furnishing are not yet completed the Rev. R. Sctot Baird. the pastor said today The public is invited to attend th &6,000,000,000 Cut in Federal Taxes Urged ty Businessmen After Making Four-Year Study By SANUOK S. KLEIN United Press SUff Com^pondrnt WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. (U.P.—Congressional tax experts today received from roup of businessmen proposals for cuttingtaxes by $6,00,000,000 next y*»r. The businessmen, who qualified Iheir proposals with several "ifs," arrai services Sunday afternoon the interior structure. of the new and .set $ 100,000 erence today with the congressional tax staff headed by Colin Stam. Their tax-culling program for 1948+ vas prepared after a four-year study y the Research and Policy Coin- ulttce for Economic Development. t was designed as a step toward a arranged.* con- Chest to Bolster Cemetery Funds Increased Costs For Maintenance Needed by Agency Increased equipment and care taker costs required to beam If and maintain Maple Grove Ceme tery were stressed today in polntin out the need of the Maple Orov Cemetery Association for the alloi ment it will receive from this year' Community Chest. The cemetery association is sche duled to receive $75 from the Ches drive, which Is aimed this yea at a goal of $26,780- Mrs. E. P. Blomeyer, secretary the Association, pointed out tha a new mower purchased this yea cost S45 more than a mower tl same size cost in 1942. The association also pays $101 per month for sen-!*"? of » .f^'.°- taker who-;:' . ,_ wages •" f •. - ;' during T-'-:' ', . , '•: ', .:., in Sun • • . , . - . -:"^,;.The .'.. _, -^ifi'taery was organiz. ^^iti by a group of BlythevL«: women "to beautify and Improve, arid continue Improvements," of the burial plots. At that time, officers of the association consisted of a president, a vice pre- •om each church here, a re- secretary t- . treasurer ag^ irrcspondent. ' %£, were 25 charter. .iriemM^ mneyer' said, 10 of wltfjib living today • but not actiwelr conected with the association. Too Few Care Today The directors of the association did not put aside a percentage of Iqt and single grave sales as a sinking fund for upkeep as most cemetery owners do now, she said. Mrs. Bromeyer also said "a few of the lot owners who cared paid lot dues but because' too few cared." the association had to resort to other means of' raising money. These included pie, cake and sand- xvich sales, rumm'age sales, chicken dinners and anf annual Tag Day held on each municipal election day. In addition to maintenance expenses, there "re abo costs of filling sunken graves to be considered, she said. The first recorded burial in Maple Grove Cemetery was made April 19, 1905, Mrs. Blomeyer said, she] recalled the time when there were numerous trees, flower beds and a Summer house in Maple Grave and asserted that the cemetery could be well-kept now If enough persons were concerned with its appearance. ong-range tax system which would go Into effect in the early 1950's. The research and policy group was leaded by Raymond Huuican, New York advertising executive. •The country needs tax reduction as fast as Is possible without serious inflationary consequences," he committee said. "But more than lax reduction Is needed. We also iced tax reform. We need a lower ;otal tax burden and a belter dis- :rlbution of the burden. There are gross Inequities In the present lax iystein and serious impediments to the operation of a high-level progressive economy." The long-rnnye program would reduce the government's numml tax Income about $15.000,000.000 below the present yield. But It still would produce enough revenue to provide a $ annual surplus, the committee saltl. Action Sought in 1918 The committee said its proposals for cutting taxes by $6,000.000,000 next year were contingent on: National income of about $197,000,000,000; large scale culs in federal spending to offset the drop In income from war property surplus sales: and a big drop In cashing of GI lermlnal lenvc bonds. Paul G. Hoffman, chairman of the Committee for Economic Development, and president of Stude- bukcr Corp., told newsmen the tax study group was aware that foreign .id demands might necessitate a complete revision of the program, even if all the other contingencies were met. The committee's veiiort gives sup- l>orl lo tile House Republican leadership's decision to put off tax reduction legislation until the next regular session in January. Chairman Hnrold Knutson. R., Minn., of the House Ways and Means Committee had hoped to win consideration for tax cuts at the special session starting Monday. The $6,000,000,000 cut would be achieved through: 1. A $3,100,000,000 reduction In individual income taxes. This would be done by reducing the present starting rule, which Is 19 per cent on the first $2,000 of taxable Income, lo 15.2 per cent on the first $1000, and 16,ti per cent on the second $1000. Reductions would be made in the higher brackels so that the rate on surtax net Incomes of $100,000 to $150,000 would be 61.3 per cent. Rules In higher bracket! also would be lowered. Community PropeHy Law 1. A $800,000,000 personal lax cut per cent instead of the present 84.55' early 1950s. through extension to all slates of cominunlly proi>erly rlghls — the privilege of splitting income between husband and wife for tax purpose* Thirteen states and the Territory of Hawaii now have communlt property laws. S. A $1,000,000,000 slice from excise tax revenues through elimination of levies on communications and transportation. •1. A $1,100.000,000 savings lo bolh corporations and stockholders by easing the present syslcm of double taxation of coi|x)rate dividends. Corporations wcNild be permitted to wllhhold 15.2 per cenl of dividends, which would be Ireuted as a*>wlth- holclhiK tax bolh by the corporation itnd tile slockholdcr. The Hoffman committee's long- range plan, vlslonlng an ultimate $15,000,000,000 tax cut, was predicated on reduction of government expenditures to about 130,000,000,000 a year and maintenance of annual national Income at around $220,000,000.000. Such a national Income l« feasible the committee said, and could be readied some time In the Russians Seek Death Ray to Nullify A-Bomb ANKARA. Turkey. Nov. 13. (UP) —Reports circulated in Ankara today that Russian scientists, working in laboratories on 8,000 foot further delving into Meyers' bond ] Ml. Alogoz. had . made transactions. The Hughes hearings.' he said, are finished, except for brief session to question Neil McCarthy, one-time attorney for the Hollywood plane and movie maker. McCarthy may appear Saturday. It was McCarthy, according to Meyers, who acted as go-between when Hughes tried to get him <Mcy- ersi to accept a $250,000 loan. The retired general testified he refused the money and financed his bond dealings without Hughes' help. Meyers, who started his business career as a bookkeeper and enlisted in the Army as a private during World War I, said he had to put • .up only one per cent margin to take his $4,000,000 bond flier. The usual margin was 10 per cenl. But the 50-year-old former officer said a group of bankers put up the other 99 per cent. grcss in a search for a some pro- death ray. These reports said Russian leaders look upon their death ray discoveries as more important than the atomic bomb. There were no reports, however^ that anything suitable for use in war had been found. Prof. Arkelyan, a member of the Soviet Armenia Academy o[ Science, was said lo special which laboratory near Mt. have built n Mt. Alagoz, Ararat, where Noah grounded the Ark, and the Turkish border. Special roads were said to have been built up the mountain and huge telescopes and other apar- atus Installed on it The mountain is Isolated four months out of the MdaughlinWins Change oi Venue Former Spa Mayor To Be Tried in Montgomery County ..••"i *NGS. Ark., Nov.'13 (UP) *eo McLaughlin, ex-may^;,v. - Springs, was successful 1 ,'^_ ..-..-ving his trial for alleged malfeasance in ofllce moved out of the town where he reigned ns political boss for nearly a quarler of a century. Following a 40-mtnute hearing during which none of the more than 200 witnesses were allowed to testify, Circuit Judge Maupin Cum- mlngs granted a chanjte of • venue igming Montgomery County, probably will go. on ^ in Moir^V 10?,. axv;4'-Vj jes he faces' as the llt r bf a'special grand jury inves- tigation'last Spring. In requesting the chance of venue McLaughlin's attorneys today filed ten-page petition and an eight- page amendment, charging that he would not get a fair trial if the case was allowed to be heard in Hot Springs. In his petition he pointed out that he was "heldup to ridicule" by the GI's who succeeded in breaking his long time political hold over Garland County in lust Summer's general election. He also pointed out that the special grand jury was called by Circuit Judge Clyde H. Brown, a GI candidate who traded circuits with Judge Cummings prior to today's hearings. McMath Agrees to Change McLaughlin's petition for a change of venue was not opposed by Pros- secuting Attorney Sidney S. McMath, the leader of the ex-serviceman faction in the SPA. McMath said "the state is willing to try this case before any fair and impartial Jury, either In Garland or Montgomery County. It, therefore will not oppose but joins In asking that the case be transferred." McLaughlin was dressed in his usual gray suit and sported his usual red carnation. His trial will climax a scries of prosecutions of affiliates of the "McLaughlin administration"—the dominant political clique in Gar land County for 20 yeras. McLaughlin, who is 58, his political grip on the SPA when ex- service mcji organized in 1916 under the leadership of McMath and swept into county offices. The mayor himself withdrew his bid for re- grand jury report, election last Spring following the City Atlorney Convicted In previous trials Jay Rowland, city attorney, was round guilty of bribery and sentenced to a year's imprisonment and fined $750. A mistrial resulted in the trial ot George McLaughlin, brother of the lormer mayor, charged with accepting $21,612 In city funds he did not earn. Ed Spear, 76-year-old former constable, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting armed robbery in the reported forcible seizure of papers from GI workers during the 1946 campaign. He was sentenced to three years but sentence was suspended because Missco Balanced Farming Winners To Attend Meeting in Little Rock Three Mississippi County families.* winners in the county Balanced Farming competition, accompained by Farm Agents Keith Bllbrey ol Blytheville and D. V. Maloch of Osccala, will attend the first annual Arkansas Live-^t-Home forum and luncheon In Little Rock tomorrow during which, stale winners In Ihe contest will be announced. The families are the Hurshe! D. Jackson family and the Corbett Stockton families, winners of the tennanl and landowner divisions respectively in the North Mississippi County contest and the Lawrence Woodard family of Osceola, Route Three, first place winner in the landowner division of the South Mississippi County contest. The I'prutn will open at 10:30 to- morrow'ln Ihe Lafayette Hotel wltn a luncheon scheduled nt noori. State wiriricvs wll'.'be announced during the banquet. ' • ^ Only the Jackson and Woodard families were entered in state competition but nil county winners are eligible to attend the forum and luncheon. Two Injured In Accident Near Manila year. The experiments were said to have some connection with cosmic rays. It was reported that Arkelyan made a confidential address to a Soviet Congress of Scientists recently on his experiments. Ark-Mo Directors Hold Quarterly Meeting Here A quarterly session of the Boarc of Directors of the Arkansas-Missouri Power Co. was In session here today at the Ark-Mo general offices. Ark-Mo President James Hill. Jr., of Blytheville presided at the meeting. Other, board'members attending were Charles R Newcomb of Blytheville, secretary-treasurer; p. „....„ .„.„.„._ ^ „O. Gardner of Caruthersville, Mo., tures that left Blytheville residents Temperatures in Sharp Contrast With Maximum Readings for September The mercury here dropped to i low of .14 degrees during last night to continue the cold snap that is In direct contrast to -the 104-degree tempera- district manager there; A. L. Grlesedelck of St. Louis; John S. Painter, district manager at Ironton, Mo.; Qus B. Walton of Little Rock: and Edmond S. Cummlngs Jr. of Wirmetki, 111. sweltering only a little more than two months ago. Temperatures rose no higher than 57 degrees here yesterday, according to Robert E. Blaylock, official weather observer. of his age. One charge against McLaughlin was that he was implicated In the reported holdup of GI campaign workers. McLaughlin will face three of 15 indicnienta next week, although McMath has not announced which will be first. Separate trials are scheduled in charges of accepting! . *.-- - r. bribes, accessory to armed robbery 1 Brings ?50 Fine, Costs and paying city salaries to persons ' Rufus Pepper Jr., 17, of near Ma-, nilii today faces charges of not having a drivers license and parking on a highway as a result of a collision near Manila in which two young-Lejmnto persons were critically injured. Junior Pike of Lepanto and Miss Peggy May Turner, of near Lepanto were hurt Tuesday night when the car in which they were riding crashed into the rear ol Popper's parked car a mile South of Manila on Highway 77. Young Pike, a Lepanto Hign School school student, was taken to Baptist Hospital In Memphis where he is recovering from chest injuries. He was reported in good condition last night. Miss Turner, of the Rivcrdale community near Lepanto, suffered multiple lacerations of the face and was removed to Fox Clinic in Manila where 40 stitches were required to. close the facial cuts. She is reported to be in satisfactory condition. City Marshal Lee Baker of Manila, who assisted In investigation of the accident, said today that a hearing for Pepper is being delayed pending the outcome of Pike's injuries. • State Policeman A. E. Chronister, who investigated the accident, said Miss Turner was thrown through the .windshield by the impact. Pike was driving, he said, and the couple was accompanied by another girl, Mr.s. Fatly May Turner of Lepanto, who received minor cuts and bruises. She is a sister-in-law of the other injured girl. Chronister said young Pepper left his imlightcd car on the highway after it broke down and went to summon aid. The car, a 1935 Plymouth, is owned by his lather, Ru- lu.s Pepper. Sr.. he said. Skidmarks left by the 194« Mercury driven by Pike indicated it slid 75 feel before hitting Pepper's car. Chror.lster said. Pike was driving from Lepanto to Manila when the accident occurred. Western Powers Rebuffed in UN Ukraine it Elected To Security Council By General Assembly UNITED NATIONS HA LI., FLUSHING, N. Y., Nov. 13. (UP) —The Soviet Ukraine) Russia's hand-picked candidate, ,waa elected to the United Nations Bed Council by the General Asse today to succef The .election Western"- po'w« Into a formality',. nl of India from 5 -' the disputed llth council seat. Argentina and Canada already had been elected to replace Brazil and Australia for two-year terms but in 11 ballots prior to today neither the Ukraine nor India drew the necessary two-thirds majority for the third council vacancy. Tlie Ukraine got 35 votes. India gut two despite its withdrawal and 15 countries abstained from voting. The abstainers were believed to include the United States and Great Britain. India's Mrs. Vijaya Lakshml Pandit spoke after the final ballot Lo explain her withdrawal from the long fight and to. attack the UN's big powers for depriving the U.S.May Demand Bases, Metals in Foreign Aid Deal Senate Spokesmen Suggest Uranium In Payment of Loan WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. (U.P.)—Senate foreign policy spokesmen today projwscd that Kin-ope pay for U. S. aid with strategic bnses, critical materials and_ uranium, the source of atomic energy. At the aame time, Secretary of Com in crct W. Avfrfll llarrlnuit propwied that Ihi* country liolil out Marxhall plan mill u a reward to Soviet satellite nation* when anil If they "free Ihcmnel- ves from Communist domination." Chairman Arthur H. Vnndcnbcrg, R., Mich,, of (he Semite Fuidmi Relation.^ Committee evoked from » State Department official estlmony that "higher realms" of the administration already are considering payment in uranium tor U. S. aid. Vandenbcrg in canvassing the possibility of a return on the long- range European aid program which may cost this country as muclr as $20.000,000,000 In four years remarked that part repayment might be sought in the form of uranium ore from the Belgian Congo. William Phillips of the State Department's International trado policy ofllce said this country was Interested not only In uranium but In other xcarce piaterlaLs needed to build up strategic stockpiles. Other committee members at the foreign aid hearing Immediately peppered Phillips with suggestions for other forms of repayment. Sen, Alexander Wllejr, R., Win,, uried that thl* country acquire strategic baaes «nit airfields, particularly In the Carlbean region. Sena. Henry (Jabot I^odie, Jr., R., Mam., and Alben W. Barkley, I)., Ky., suggested that Europe pa; for American aid with raw material* in short supply here. Vandenberg said the committee would want full Information on the "top level" repayment discussions Phillips said were going on be- Gathings Insists On Care in Giving Aid to Europeans Addressing: members of the Blytheville Rotary Club at (heir luncheon in Hotel Noble today, Congressman E. C. Gathingg of West Memphis declared that stopgap legislation as well as the long-range Marshall plan to aid Western Europe should be given the closest scrutiny by Congress. Strikes Paralyze Big French Port Communists Battle With De Gaulle Forces in City Hall MAHSKlUiE. Nov. 13. .(O.P.l Jock workers, melal workers am onnicn striick lodny, paralyzing "Vance's largest port, as the Com- nunlsls sought to follow up their iloody Invasion of City Hall yeS' erday with a general strike of al inlons. Mobile guards with tommyguna fore approving the $897,000,000 emergency relief program for France Austria and Italy, or the longer- all pi Europe reconstruct rndled * He made the declaration on the> ve of his departure for Washing, on for the opening of • the'.special'- esslon of Congress next week and its conclusions were based In part n first-hand observations mad* during a tour of portions of Europ* ast Summer with other member* >f a congressional committee. Referring to the million* of dql- nrs which Congress will be asked to appropriate to aid 17 countries In Europe, Rep. Oathingn said that It s essential that "we take Into consideration the $260,000,000,000 na- :lonal debt—a debt which amounts to $2,000 for every man, woman and child in the land." Must Slop Commuuam Continuing he Mid: "If Communism could be avoided and stemmed from spreading to the West, the money, would be well spent; however, now is the time to their arms patrolled Ills "Red capital" of France and lew army units poured Into the illy In expectation of more trou blc. The strikers had the supper of the Communist-dominated Oen erol Confederation of Labor. The confederation, however, hsi not Issued a general strike cal for today. H had scheduled a bl ?cticral strike meeting for 2 p. m tomorrow, at which time prcsum ably all unions will decide to stop work. The casualties In the Comnmn 1st invrvslon of city Hall totalle 18, Including Mayor Michel Car linl, a supporter of aen Charles dc Gaulle, and eight city counci: men, of whom six were commun Ists, One man, Emile Volant, was shot to death as the rioters spread through the nightlife district. breaking furniture and starting fights. . In the midst of the trouble at City .Hall, an American flag hanging from a staff over the balcony was pulled down and torn up. La.te last night, the executive committee of the Communist-led General Concdcratlou of Labor In ' to support a genii the membership "»o '! committee also o>- Asiatic and Pacific world of \ts one non-permanent seat on the council. Boasts Secret "Dealt" She said »eat» on the UN's peace-keeping agency were being doled out "on the basis of some arrangement vrivately arrived at between some of the powers," and said India was opposed to such "partition of council scats by secret diplomacy." Mrs. Pandit said India decided to withdraw when it became apparent the long deadlock might not be solved at this session. leaving the security council with 10 members. Tlie Western powers had backed India for the seat after Czechoslovakia, their nominee from Eastern Europe, served notice it would not serve If elected. American spokesmen complained that the Ukraine, one of two Soviet republics admitted to the UN by Big Three agreement at Yalta, was not entitled to the same consideration as other UN countries. Russia attacked the Western vower.s' argument as an attempt to deprive Russia of its sole supporter on the council. Final assembly action on th» American programs for a. ycar- 'round "Little Assembly" and UN Intervention In the Korean stalemate were next on the docket. 1. Rep. Barlel K. Jonktniui, R., Mich-, of the House committee snld the administration has been so slow In getting relief delivered to Europe in the past that It won't be able to use before March 31 the $597,000,000 emergency aid requested for Prance, Italy and Austria. 2. Assistant Secretary of Interior William E. Warner told the Senate committee that the emergency aid program will "aggrevate" U. S. .wheat and coal shortages. But he said both the emergency program and the four-year Marshall plan for European reconstruction can safely be carried out If this country will Improve its natural resource conservation practices. 3. Some members of (he special House committee nn foreign aid urged that former President Herbert IIooYer, former secretary of war Henry I* Stlmson, and Bernard M. Buuch, elder statesman and adviser of presidents, be made directors of any new corporation .net up to administer fore!(n aid. Jonkman broke into testimony by Secretary of Commerce W. Averell Harrlman before th e House group to demand an explination of statistics showing that In five months supplies totaling only $128,000,030 had been delivered out of the $332.000,000 provided for post-UNRRA relief last May. Harrlman had been testifying on the request for added funds to provide interim aid tor Prance. Italy Sw. FOREIGN AID on Paite 6.' £ -per cent reduction 'rotested an increase _ The Invasion ol Ihe Marseille City Hall WHS led by Jenn lorcl, who was the mayor until lual, month, when the city c oun ell voted him out and installed i De Gaullo man. There were al cast 5,000 Communists and pathlzcrs III the crowd. Weather ARKANSAS—Fair and slightly colder in Northeast and extreme North portion today. Partly cloudy and slightly warmer Friday and In South portion tonight. , Drunken Driving Charge not entitled to them. Other indictments attempt to connect McLaughlin with Ihc operation of a $30,000.000 a year gambling syndicate in the Spa. Others unoer indictment and awaiting trial \vith McLaughlin include Elmer Walters, charged with conversion or public funds; Mack Wilson, accessory to illegal voting; and Miss Haw! Marsh, secretary to C. L. Martin was fined $50 and costs in Municipal Court this morning when he pleaded guilty to a chaise of driving while under the influence ol intoxicating liquor. L. J. McCaulley pleaded guilty this morning to a charge of reckless driving and the case was continued until Nov. 22 for hearing. E. A. Pni'kam forfeited a bond of New York Stocks 2 p. m. Slocks A T & T 153 Amcr Tobacco 70 Anaconda copper 34 5-8 Beth Steel 87 1-4 Ollryslcr 60 3-8 Gen Electric 35 1-8 Gen Motors .\ 58 3-4 Montgouicrv Ward 56 3-4 N Y Central • 13 1-2 ! Int Harvester 8' 3-4 North Am Aviation 81-8 i Republic Steel 263-4 ! Radio . Socony Vacuum 16 3-4 Studebaker 20 Standard of N J Jess F. Johnson, Gosnell Farmer, Dies Suddenly Jess F. Johnson of Gosnell died yesterday morning en route home from a three-weeks visit in Michigan. Mr. Johnson, who was 53, suffered a heart attack in the car just before reaching Blytheville. Hi? son, Bud Johnson, and Tom Wrlghl were in the car with him. A farmer. Mr. Johnson was born at Yarbro May 10. 1891, and had lived near Blytheville all of his life Funeral services will be conducUx tomorrow at 2 p.m. In the Cobbl Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Vent Bowlin. pa.stor of Full Gospel Tabernacle. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery near Cooler. Mo. Mr. Johnson Is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lottie Johnson; two sons, Bud and Cleveland Johnson, both of Bcnton Harbor, Mich.; four daughters. Mrs. W E. Griffin, Mrs. Charles Georffr. Mrs. Earl Grltftn. all of Blythcvllle, and Mrs. Gerald Moody, of Bcnton Harbor; and a sister. Mrs. Vinnte Curtis of Bly- thcvllle. McLanshlin, charged with perjury, ol speeding. $30.25 in court yesterday on a charge TCXRS con» 575-8 I Packard Crls- sym- Blytheville Man Hurt in Accident Truck Driver Moved To Memphis After Missouri Accident call on these countries for bases and critical materials for stock piles before the emergency appropriation and the long-range Marshall Plan U enacted Into law. "The 11 countries which the Food Shortages arid Agriculture Committee visited are asking for wheat, farm Implements, including tractor*, combines and all types of mechanized equipment arid fertilizer. These requests are made of America at a time when our farmers are begging for tractors, farm equipment and fertilizers which they ao badly need In the whole operation. "I am firmly convinced that Congress can do no better aerfice to the American people than to Imme- d l»'* 1 ?' enao * '"to fcw the Universal Military Training proposal/The ydli untary enlistments have not com* near to filling the needs of the armed services." Favon Universal Military Training Mr. Gathlngg returned from Europe, he said today, with a firm conviction that enactment of legislation calling for universal military training in the United State.1 should be one of the next ateps taken by Congress. . -. < He,predicted that Congreis will provide-the stop-gkp aid< to Eu-y rope and In the next lewlon approve th«,."Marahaa-.jtan,,pread lor; im* rriWUte -use,''and, fertilizer 'and tractors to aid in, stepping up production on European soil next year arc most needed, the First District congressman asserted. :; Steps 'must be taken to keep tha food from America out of European black markets, and he suggested that necessary steps should be taken in America to sell Americans, on'the Idea that the aid to Ku- rope Is essential to our own well- being. Doubt wa» expressed that there can be any early, reduction in taxes for Americans and h e added that England will continue.In want as long as the Attlee-regime and the Labor Party remain In -power and follow their socialistic tendencies. Mr. Gathings was Introduced by B. A. Lynch, president of the Farmers Bank and Trust Co. AFL Pledged To Combat Red Influence WASHINGTON, Nov. IS (UP)^. The American Federation of Labor today accused Russia of trying to stir up revolution In Europe and Jimmle Ford. 37, of Blytheville was reported "resting better" today In a Memphis clinic following his I removal from a Cape Glradeau hospilnl where he wu first treated for serious Injuries received when Ihe truck he was driving crashed Into the rear of another about five miles South of Old Appleton, Mo., on Highway 25. Mr. Ford suffered laceration of a temporal artery, a slashed throat and a fractured left leg. He was . driving a truck owned by Charles ! annol i"ced » three-point campaign Hester, operator of a coal yard I'° ccml >at "Moscow propaganda here. Mr. and Mrs. Hester return- wnicf i misrepresents and seeks to destroy" the Marshall plan for European recovery. ed last night from Memphis where New York Cotton Mr. nord was taken to Campbell's Clinic from St. Francis Hospital In Cape Glradeau, Mo. When Mr. Ford was taken to the Missouri hospital after the wreck last, Thursday night,, little hope was held for his recovery due to the amount of .blood he lost. May Lose Ler However, Mrs. Hester said today that doctors at the Memphis clinic report that his condition has Improved and he will recover. An Infection in the broken leg wa* still under treatment today and It was not known whether amputation would be necessary. Mr£ Hester said the wreck oc- cured when Mr Ford, driving a 1947 While truck-trailer, struck thg rear of another truck-trailer which was without tall light*. She said Mr. Ford had been watching the actions of a bus which was trying to pass him and whose headlights were blinding him in the rear vision mirror. Mr. Ford glanced up to see tile unllghtcd truck ahead of him, stit said, and swerved to avoid a collision but the trailer of the other truck struck the right side of the truck cay he was In. The truck driven by Mr. Ford was demolished, she said. Mrs. Hcslcr said she and Mr. Hester went to Cape Giradeau immediately after the accident and talked with Mr. Ford and Missouri highway patrolmen about Hie accident. Green said that as part of its anti-Communist fight, the AFL would: 1. Call a conference of labor re- presentativcs of 16 Western European nations "to consider how labor can promote the economic rehabilitation of Europe under the Marshall plan. 2. Call on Us 8,000.000 member*to purchase food for Immediate shipment to "the needy workers of Europe." Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open 3360 3340 3280 3016 J350 high low 3366 3347 3353 3335 S2BO 3260 3021 3010 »330 3337 1:30 3355 3342 3265 3020 Soybeans 333 S Mar, Price* f. o. b. Nov 372 Chicago: 373 369 1-2 3M 363 1-2 370 Frenchman Wins '47 Nobel Prize In Literature STOCKHOLM, Nov. 13 (UP)—The 1947 Nobel prixe for literature was awarded today to Andre GIde of France. ,The Swedish Academy announced the award to Glde, the eighlh Frenchman to receive the Nobel Pri»e for literature which first : wu given in 1901. The award went to Gide, the academy said, "For his far-reachlnj and artistically important authorship in which human problems and conditions have been put forward with undaunted Jove of truth and psychological keenness." The Rrize carried an award of 1M.115 Swedish. kroner, $«,C«3 si the current rate of exchange. Oide will accept Ihe award to a ceremony on Dec, 10, the 51st anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, trie inventor of dynamlt* who originated the awards btariot hit name.

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