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v.,y BLYTHEVILIE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND •OUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLIV—NO. 201 Blytheville Courier Blythevllle Dally Newi . Mississippi Vallcv Leader Blythevllle Herald BIATHliVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 3947 TEN PACKS SINGLE COPIES RVB CENTf TRUMAN URGES CEILINGS ON WAGES, PRICES Justices Approve $161,875 Budget For County in '48 Increases of $9,925 in appropriations for county government operations during 1948 .were reduced to $4,925 when a $5,000 reduction in the county's contingent fund was voted by members of the Mississippi County Quorum Court meeting this mornirig in Osceola. .The Court voted appropriations totaling $161,875. ' No Increases In tax levies against, 1847 assessments were made,.how- 1 ever, and the Quorum Court voted unanimously to retain the tax rates adopted last year. County Judge Roland Green, who presided at the meeting, pointed out that the Increases In appopria- tions will be handled with money »Jrom other funds or balances or pjhgenctes receiving them. Halving of the contingent fund appropriation was the only reduction made. Judge Green said this -fund was allocated $10.000 last year to provide assistance to the DDT spraying program carried out throughout the country. Much of this was earmarked for use as payment of spraying fees In welfare cases. However, only $1,500 was used during this year, Judge Green said In recommending the cut. To pay for Increases in salaries for county home demonstrations agents, the appropriation for the farm and home demonstrations agents department was upped I from 59,600 to *$10,<H5. This was the second consecutive increase voted for this appropriation. s , Increases in county and circuit court cleric salaries and expenses, the county library fun'd and other salaries received approval. The following levies, same as those paid by Blytheville and Mis- Meyers"Dummy' Tells of Big Deal Air Force General Gave Contracts to His Own Company WASHINGTON, Nov. 17. (UP) — Retired MnJ. Gen. Bennett E. Meyers owned an aviation company for which, as an Air Force procurement officer, he obtained $1,000,000 worth of defense program subcontracts, the firm's president testified todtiy. Records of the firm were altered to hide the fact that Meyers was one of its officers, the witness loltl a Senate war investigating subcommittee. B. H. Lamarre, whose wife was f secretary of Meyers when the officer was nn Air Force procurement officer at Wrlglit Field. O. told the subcommittee, that li went to work as president of (hi Aviation Electric Corp. in 1940 t< look after Meyers' Interests. In so doing he jumped from i $38 to $40 a week Job he had hai | with Douglns Aircraft. ' He testified that Meyers had Yarbro Man Dies Of Crash Injury Details of Nov. 8 Accident Sought By Sheriff's Deputies „ ,,.,. ... . „ . i He testified that Meyers hnci pu Henry Milhorn., 54, of Yarbro. „,, n! , lhe moncv Avli , tlon Elcctr , died yesterday afternoon at the Bly- had amt through a dummy, owner. theville Hospital of injuries suffered when he was struck by an automobile near Yavbro Nov. 8. At the time hospital attendants reported that Mr. Milhom's family "refused to give any information concerning the accident." The name of the person driving the car which struck Mr. MUhorn still has not been learned. Members ol trie sheriffs 1 office V^issco '47 Cotton Yield Far Ahead Of 1946 Figures Cotton glnnlngs In Mississippi lounly for the two-and-»-h»lf nonth period prior to Nov. 1 show sharp Increase over 1046 glnnlngs 'or Hie same period m 19«, accord- ng to n report todivy by Chester C. Danohower of Osccoln, official cot- .011 statistician for Oils county. The report stated Hint 160,575 jales were ginned prior to Nov. 1 compared with 126.760 ginned dur- ng the samo |>oriCKl last year. A report issued curlier this season by Mr. Danchowcr stated that 73,139 ualcs were ginned prior to Oct. 1 of this year Indicating that 81.436 baies were ginned in the county during October. Prc-season estimates nmde by several ol the county's cotton men placed the tolal glnnlngs for the county this year at near 220,000 bales. Phone Facilities Here Expanded Dial Equipment' Installed to Handle Increased'Business Executive Asks Congress To Give Broad Powers to Launch Attack on Inflation sissippi County taxpayers last year, were voted and approved. State Advalorcm Tax— 6.5 mills. County— live-mill general tax, thrr*-«UU rood Uk aiiti a. voluntary thre ' levy here stated this morning that they did not receive a report of the accident at thc time it occurred and did not learn of thc accident until several days later. An investigation Is underway, they said. Mr. Milhorn, who was an electrician, had worked In McGehee, Ark., for the past five years and formerly was employed by the Ark- Municipal— Five mill general tax' which Is assessed all Incoroporated towns and cities in the county, and a 5.1 levy to be used to retire the city's bonded indebtedness. Luxora, Osceola, Leachville, Keiser, Manila, Joiner and Dell are other munici- ' palities paying only the general tax. The IB-mill school tax voted by • all districts In the county at the last Mo Power Company here. His death is the 13th due to traffic accidents in the county so far this year. Funeral Tomorrow Funeral services will be conducted ( p in tomorrow at the Yarbro list Church by the Rev. Ray iLefiter. ^Burial will be In the ifOmwood Cemetery in Blytheville. He is survived by his; wife, Mrs. Ellie Miihorn; two daughters. Jean Ann and Nancy Rose Milhorn; one son, Henry Kan Milhorn; his mother, Mrs. Ella MUhorn; two brothers, Jim and George Milhorn, all of Blytheville; and two sisters Mrs. Bcrtlia Maraity, of Memphis and Mrs. George Behrens of Los Angeles, 224 Of its 250 shares of stock Plane Manufacturer Lawrence D. B"ll testified last week that oi> Mej'er's recoinmendalion he gave the company Sl.053,000 worth of sub-contracts In lfl-10. Il c said Mny- ers told him the company at Vandalia, O., was owned by "friends" of the procurement officer. MeyL-rs himself has told reporters that he had loaned the company as much as S30.000 and that this was his on}y interest In It. He put up the money because he was a friend of the firm's president, Meyers said. But Mmarre told a different story. Asked by subcommittee chairman Homer Ferguson, R., Micli., if IWeyers was the "actual owner," the "boss" of the company, l.amarro replied: "That's right." Lamarre said he went from California to Vandalia in January, 1940,' to head Aviation Aircraft at general school election also was ap- • proved. Blytheville Levy 45.6 Mills These levies result in a total tax \ of 45.6 mills—or S45.GOoneveryJ1000 of real and peisonal property in Blylheville. The millage used to retire city bonds was voted at the City Council's September session and is distributed as follows: city hall bonds, 2.2 mills; city hospital. 1.8 mills; city park, 1.0; firemen's relief and pension fund, 0-1 mill. Judge Green and County Auditor P. E. Cooley pointer out that nearly all the increase In appropriations will be covers ' by taxes collected for this year. Following authorization by the 56th General Assembly early this year, circuit court clerks' salaries and expenses were increased from $11.900 to $13,000 and the county clerk's office received an increase W'jiom $8,650 to $9,600. '•7 Other salaries, which are those of the county judge, auditor and assessor and two Janitors, were increased from $12,000 to $16,600. This boost resulted because the state has ceased its practice of paying half the county assessor's salary. At the tax settlement, each from these levies wl r 'x charged a of the other funds benefiting proportionate amount to absorb this amount, the county officials explained- More Funds for Library Appropriation for the county library, Jjoatcd in Osu.-ola, was raised from $5,000 to $7,500. Due to enlargement of the library, it received about $9,000 in state funds, Judge Green said, but In order to get this money, the state required that county appropriations be increased $2,500. In recommending this increase. Judge Green said the library was expanding and "was serving a won- -JMderful purpose." ** Other appropriations voted today lollow: Jails. $20,000; county general fund, ?16,000; hospitalization, $800; justices of peace and constables, $2500; circuit Court, $15,000; Municipal Court, »2,000; Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatarium, $1,000; child welfare activities, $2,500; County Health Unit, $5,400; county farm, $29,000; county library quarters In proposed Osceola city hall. $5,000. Judge Green asked that $300 for Iravcl expenses lor the county judge be appropriated and thc amount was voted. The same amount was voted for the same purpose last year. He pointed out that the $7,500 See QUORUM COURT on Page 10 Calif. Cobb Funeral Home is in charg of arrangements. The Southwestern Bell Telephone Company has completed the Instal 1st Ion of additional dial equipment In the Blytlievllle exchange, P. i. Foe, manager here, said today completing one phase of the company's $71,000 expansion program In this city. "This will enable us to Install a large number of telephones foi watting customers within the nexl few weeks," Poe added. He pointed out, however, that some 200 persons now walling for service cannot be served until cable and wire, on order for severa months, becomes available nexl ycnr. "Those we cannot serve at Hit. time live In neighborhoods when every pair of wires to the contra ofTice Is In use," Poe explained. "O course, as soon us a telephone is dls connected, the facilities are prompt ly reassigned lo the |>erson In (hi neighborhood who has been waltini longest. Cable Shortaxe Causes Delay "Telephone factories are turning out cable at thc fastest rate in history but they afe unable to keep up with demands of the hundreds of WASHINGTON, Nov. 17. (UP)— cities throughout the country that Secretary of Labor Lewis B. Sch- ' nrc ' n ^ ]e same situation as Blythe- wcllenbach urged Congress today villc. to raise thc national minimum' The telephone company's cxpnn- wngc to 75 cents an hour but to slcm program for Blythevllle In Hike in Minimum Wages Is Urged Schwellenbach Asks Congress to Qkay 75 Cent Proposal Congress Due To Act Quickly Emergency Aid Due To Be Rushed But Not Marshall Plan permit reductions to 65 cents In some Industries In case of ft business depression. "A recfuciion uelow 65 cents should not be permitted." he told house labor subcommittee. "Un-j eludes a largo addition to Us building and the • Installation by next Fall of still more dial equipment to help provide (or the unprecedented demand for service here. In order to serve- as many people less such a floor Is adhered to, the' ns possible—as quickly is possible minimum wage will fall in Its pur- the telephone company will con- pose of preventing collapses In the tinue to connect party-line tele wage structure which have occur- ' phones (or new residence custom- red In the past." | ers, the manager pointed out. The present minimum wage Is I "Our first Job is to.provide serv- 40 cents an hour. Schwellenbach recalled that Sic had recommended a 65-ccnt figure two years ago but said that was no longer satlsfac- Mcyers' request. At that time, he j lory In light of the Intervening rise ' ' ' ' ~'~ ' "' '" In living costs. .The subcommittee' this w^elc. concludes month-long hearings bn 'the June Ballon, 224 shares; Robert. revision of the wake-hour act. L. Pine, 25 shares, and David John- j Some witnesses have recommended said, the firm's stock was held In Te name of the following .Individuals: ice for everyone who wants It. Then we can turn to the task of furnishing the exact kind or type of service everyone, wants." More ****"jfP*~r"t"n° navc rc ~ ines In Youth Accused Of Theft of $74 From a Relative Lloyd Jones. 18, of Blytheville waived preliminary hearing in Municipal court this morning on charges of grand larceny and was ordered held to await action by Circuit Court under $500 bond. Jones is alleged to have stolen $74 from his aunt, Mrs. Annie Turner, at her home on South Lake Street yestcrdnv. He was arrested by Policemen Herman Lane and Lee Powell and Deputy sheriff Holland Aikcn at a hotel on East Main Street. son, then Aviation Electric president, one share. Lamarrc testified that Miss Ballon was a "dummy" stockholder for Meyers. He said she was a Wright Field employe at the time. In telling how thc records were altered to conceal Meyers' connection, Lamarre said he "x-ed out" Meyers' name from tlie minutes of the corporation. Company Records Changed _ The original minutes at thc time j level todny, he said. Many Indus- quested ;*** plythov»t - Mo*§ "Anolliei iciiponvBt ••••• 01 uur i ;, ,' ,, ' '' — ."" program' is the expansion of long| licr item *" soon ^ P^tble. WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 The Senate Foreign Relations Committee agreed tentatively today to encourage the purchase of scarci foods and fertilizers from otho countries with funds from the $507 000,000 emergency European relic program. The committee mot shortly bcfon Prsldnt Truman addressed a join session of Congress, Members agree' that American purchases for the ro lief program Irom other cotuilrlc aro advisable to reduce "the collls Ion with our own shortages." There were these other relief d< volopmcnts: 1. Mi'. Triunan appeared certal of considerable sup;x>rt In his ro finest for Quick action on the $5!>' 000,000 In emergency funds lor relief of Italy, Frnncc and Austria Latest support came from Sen. WI Ham F. Knowland R., Gal., \vh said Congress must act promptly t forestall the advance of Conuni nlsin In Europe. Knowlnnd Communist riots In Fiance and Italy are "part of an overall pattern to shnke down those governments" before U. S. aid can become effective. 2, However, Rep. John Tauer, R., N. Y. chairman of the House Appropriation Committee, said Hint group would wall until authorizing legislation Is passed before starting hearings on the request for actual emergency relief funds, lie. said he had ' asked thd ^budget"bureau to prepare "Juslflcatlon lor each WASHINGTON, Nov. 17. (U.P.)— President Truman oduy asked Congress to attack inflation by giving him th« utliorily to impose ceilings on wages and prices, and to evive consumer rationing if necessary. Air. Truman's domestic nnti-mfliition program contained 10 basic points on which he asked immediate action by Congress. Hut he said the goveirimenl would us* the powers only if conditions became more acute. The President asked for the ml-* -. luirily to put price ceilings only I broadening of the law to Include distance service to help speed Bly- workers not now covered and In- , Ihcvllle calls lo and (rom other In minimum creases In minimum pay. Others wanted elimination of overtime provisions or outright repeal of the legislation. Schwellenbach pointed out that when the law was prssed In 1938 the 40-cent figure wns 62.5 per cities," the manager continued. "A new circuit to Jonesboro Is expected to be In service shortly after the first or thc year and three new! circuits to Dell should be rendy by: Spring. Still more circuits to St. Louis, Memphis, Osceola, and clse- cent of the general level of wages where are on order. in mnnufnctiiring. A 75-cent mini- | Mr. Poe uiso said thut as soon as mum Is necessary to maintain that equipment Is available, thu tele- of incorporation hnci listed Meyer.s j tries have but few workers earning •• ' ' less. He singled out the lumber Industry as "an extreme cnse," In which about 47 per cent of the 36 Arrested as Spies PRAGUE, Nov. 17. (UP) — The arrest of 36 persons In various parUs of Bohemia for "espionage lor a foreign power" was announced officially today. Memphian to Address Farm Bureau Members Gerald Dearing of the Memphis Commercial Appeal's farm stall will address members of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau, at their annual meeting in the Circuit Cour!. rooms of the Court House here tonight. Mr. Dearing, who is considered one of the Mid-South's top authorities on cotton prices, will be the principal speaker of the meeting which is scheduled to get underway at 7:30. During the business session which will precede Mr. Dearing's address, members of the Bureau will elect officers to serve for the coming year and 16 delcgales to the state convention. Thc state convention will be held in the Marion Hotel in Little Rock Nov. 24-25. Edward A. O'Neal of Alabama, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, will be principal speaker at the convention banquet to be held thc last night of the convention. Another featured speaker during the two day convention will be Mrs. Raymond Sayre, Ackworth, Iowa, who is vice-president or the Associated Women of the American Farm Bureau Federation. She was recently elected international president of thc Associated Country Women of the World at a meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Also appearing on thc convention program will be Dr. Bob Montgomery, graduate professor of economics at thc University of Texas. as one of the officers authored draw on the firm's bank accounts- They listed no position or ;ltle for Meyers, however. On Jan. 11, 1940, when he went to work for thc concern, the 224 shares in Miss Ballou's and the one share in Johnson's name were transferred to him, Lamarre testified Ho said Meyers then took the shares as collateral on money he had loaned the firm. 'All the money that the company had came from Gen. Meyers?" subcommittee counsel William Rogers asked. "That's correct," Lamarre flftld. Lamarre testified that one of the first things he did as an official of the company was to take Its records to Meyers' quarters at Patterson Post near Dayton, O.. on Sunday afternoon to set up the books for Aviation Electric- He said that only Meyers and himself were present. workers a year ago were earning hourly wages below 75 cents. The increase would boost the wage bill by about seven per cent In that Industry, he said. But he added that labor "represents only a relatively small clement In the cost of producing lumber." phone company will extend its service Into the rural areas around Blylheville. "All this comprises n bli! Job— the biggest in our history—but the people of Blythevllle can be sure It will be completed just as quickly as possible," he concluded. 73 Arrested; Bogus Bank Notes Seized JACKSONVILLE, Fla.. Nov. 11.— (UP)—Seizure of $68,000 in bogus 520 federal reserve bank notes and arrest of 13 persons in counterfeit operations extending "from New York to Miami" were revealed here today by Secret Service agents. The agents said they had discovered "many ramifications" of the casrs during some two months' investigation but details of the alleged counterfeiting operations were not immediately revealed. The latest arrest was made yesterday at a tourist cabin near here, the agent.'! said. A 25-year-old youth listed as Floyd C. Fallen ol Jacksonville and described as "the Southeastern manager" was found with $7,420 In counterfeit bank notes in his possession, according to charges. Identities of other persons arrested were not revealed. Thc youth, with his brolher, Horace, also was under a $7,500 cash bond for alleged sugar ration violations In a case expected to be tried in Federal Court here next January. Soybeans Prices lo.b. Chicago: open high- low Nov 368 368 362 Mar. Mt 36i 3«0 close 365 m Eight Injured In Auto Crash In Missouri Mr.s. Wilson L. Ruff of Kcmictt, Mo., and formerly of Osceola was taken to Campbells' Clinic in Memphis this morning from the Prcs- leii Hospital in Kennett where she was first treated for injuries received when the car in which she was riding collided head-on with another on Highway 84 between Kennett and Hayti yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Ruff received a fractured ankle and minor cuts about the body the accident which put eight other persons in hospitals in Kennett and St. Louis. According to Investigating officers a car driven by Naomi Ellis of Hayti collided head-on with thc Ruff car, which was driven by Mr. Ruff, as it attempted to pass another car. Miss Ellis evidently lost control of the car when sue saw the approaching Ruff car, the olficers said. Following the accident Miss Ellis was taken to thc Barnes Hospital in St. Louis where she is suffering from a broken ankle, a fractured skull and a fractured pelvis bone. Mr. Ruff, his three children, Brenda, W. T. and Lee June, and Betty Jean Reid of Hayti, who was riding in thc Ellis car, were released tins morning following first aid treatment., Mrs. Adclia Moore and Mrs. Geraldine Burgficld, who were passengers in the Ruff car, were also taken to the Kennett hospital following the accident. Mrs. Moore is sul- fering from a brain concussion and Mis. Burgfleld from a fractured right hand. Ed Martin Dies In His Home on North Franklin Funeral services for Ed Martin, North Franklin Street, former livestock dealer, who died yesterday morning at his home, will be conducted at II a.m. tomorrow at Cobb Funeral Home Chapel. He was 13. The Rev. P. H. Jernigan, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, will officiate and burial will be at Dogwood Rldgc Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mattle Martin. Yarbro Farmer, at Work Under Combine, is Hurt Clinton Abbott, a farmer ot near Yarbro, Is In Walls Hospital here today suffering from injuries received m a freak accident yesterday. According to hospital attendants, Mr. Abbott was working under a combine on his farm yesterday afternoon when a Jar caused the machine to roll over him. He received two fractured ribs and multiple bruises and abrasions but none of his Injuries are considered serious. 3. Senate l'rc»ident Arthur H. Vandeiibcrg said Ills forr.ltcn relations committee will fttart rtraft- A Htop-niip relief program tomorrow. Htatr Department technlcl- an§ will h« called for questioning, It >ras learned, on specific commodities to he exported. 4. Sources close to the House Foreign Affairs Committee said an em- ci'Kcncy bill might be Introduced In the House Wednesday, but probably would be delayed until Thursday at leasl. The committee will stnrl drafting the house bill on Wcdncs- :lny. Members of the Senate Affair? Committee sald^there was no major disagreement at today's meeting 01 the total amount requested for emergency aid—$587,000.000. But the; they wanted details on what N to be shipped. Ranking members of the commit tee hoped to shoot the bill to tin Senate floor Thursday. Xnd Chnlr man Charles A. Katon, R., N. J., ex pcctcd his house foreign affairs committee to approve the measure by Friday and have It ready for debate next week. Foreign policy leaders hoped for overwhelming approval of the bill In the belief that a strong vote would go far toward bolstering France and Italy ngalnst almost dnily and offllmcs bloody Communist demonstrations. As congress returned for the emergency session on foreign aid and high prices, fc spot-check Indicated little serious opposition lo the emergency famine and food bill. But on the $20,000,000,000 Marshall plan for long-rnngc recovery, reaction generally reflected a Ict's-walt-and- sce attitude. , To Take On Marshall Plan Later Senate President Arthur H. Van- dcnbcrg informed returning legislators that a vote tor the emergency bill would not he regarded as selective cost-of-llvlng items inch us food, clothing, fuel and rent. ' tic asked for rationing authority over the same Uoms us a "pre- imrcdnc.ss measure . t . on a highly selective basis," 1'licn he pointed out that It the government Imposed price cell- Ings "In all fairness" It should liuve thc right to prevent wave Increases. Mr. Trutmui ulso asked, for continued cxjwrt controls, rent controls and allocation of transiwrtu- tlon facilities. He proposed restoring Installment buying r££Ulatlrms and regulating speculation on commodity exchanges. He asked for authority Lo allocate key scarce coiimKxIltLo.i. Mr, Truman conplcil his call for a stringent anti-inflation action wllh a formal request for $5'j7,000,000 of stor>-r«P »M t» Kurope during the next 4 1-2 months. This request had been outlined previously by admlnls- tratlim spokrsnien, Mr. Truman apirearcrt before i Joint session of the House and *nato In the House chamber > I was his fitfh appearance before Congress since he became Prcs lent April 12, 1M5. House and Semite convened sep irately at noon lo start the emer jency session. Tliev then gathere n the House chamber to hear Mr Truman. The speccti was broad cast by all major networks an was televised. In an unusual eeremony, . th House opened 1U session by, r«- ; putting the Lord's 'Prayer at 'request of tlie Hev. James Shera Montgomery, House chaplain. Seeks 10-1'omt Program Mr. Truman's ID-point "Immediate anti-Inflation program:" "I. To restore consumer credit controls and lo restrain tlie crea- llon of Inflationary bank credit, "2. To authorize the regulation of spcculntlvc trading on the commodity exchanges "3. To extend' and ilrengthen export controls. "4. To extend authority to allocate transportation facilities- and w|iiivment. "ft. To aulhori'w: measures which will Induce the marketing of livestock and poultry at weights and grades that represent the mcflt efficient utilization of grains. "8. To cnnble the Department of Agriculture to expand Its program of encouraging conservation prac- au- In- [rial of Former Spa Boss Opens Former Mayor of Hot Springs Faces Jury at Mt. Ida MT, IDA, Ark., Nov. 17, (UP»- 1/eo Patrick McLaughlln, former mayor aixi political boss of Ho» Springs, Ark., for nearly a quar- ,er of a century, went on trial her* todny on the first of 16 separat* charges ot misconduct in office. Hacked against the OunchtU Mountains after six-months of desperate legal efforts to avoid trial, tlio dapper ex-klng-phi of the Spa (aced a charge that he used poll tnx receipts fraudulently mid forced Hot Springs Ramblers to guarantee hts volei In exchange for an "open town." Two other charges, accessory to armed robbery, and paying un-nu- tliorlzed city salaries, are ready for trial while still other Indictment attempt to connect Mc- Laughlln win a »30,000,000 a year gambling syndicate which a special grand Jury said operated -under his reign as mayor. The Indictments were returned, bu special grand Jury last spring! McLaughlln had withdrawn * his race for re-clMtlon.' The trial moved'fnto thin t»ln town after McUmghlln'j torneys charged he would n<| celve a fnlr trial In the <Atj • ho served nn mayor for 20 ,.. In obtaining the change of venu« politicians who broke his strangle McLaughlln charged that ex-GI hold on politics In Hot' Springs and Qnrland County, also "poisoned (he minds" of prospective Jurors- The change of venue gained Mc- Laughlln a new Jury and a new location but ho faces the sarn« Judge and 'the same prosecuting attorney. Tlie Judge Is Maupln Ciimmrhgs tlccs In this country, and thorl7,o measures designed crease the production of foods In foreign countries. "7. To authorize allocation and of Payettcvllle, who changed circuits with Clyde Brown, a member of the winning service-man slate In Garland County The prosecutor LS militant Sidney S. Mc- Malh. the ex-Marine hero who led th c OI's to victory at the polls and who Instigated the grand jury check on Mclaughlin's actions. Thc 68-year-old ex-mayor's trial climaxes a series of prosecutions -. „ °f affiliates of his "admlnlstra- invcntory control of scarce com- tlon." Previously Jay nwland. New York Cotton Weather a commitment on lhe more controversial Marshall Plan. Vandenbcrg called his Senate Foreign Relation?; Committee Into closed door session just a few j before Mr. Truman was lo present his j foreign nid-aml-rmtl-tnflalion message to the Congress. Ranking coni- mlttccmen wore pressing for fast action on thc emergency aid bill, Meanwhile, Sen. Joseph H. Ball, R., Minn., made public a letter to his constituents In which he expressed opposition to use of American dollars "lo subsidize socialistic and planned economy experiments Europe.' 1 He branded ns "a complete hoax" any belief that a social isllc Europe would net as ft bar to Communist dictatorship. Ball's letter curried no commitment for or against the administration's aid program. But he dtd take issue with administration spokesmen who urged Congress lo go cnsy In setting political conditions a» a prerequisite lo U. S, aid. Freedom Issue Emphasized mgomcry wuru ....... as ;•-, "Any assistance from the Untied Y Cent ml 13 3-B I Slates should be conditioned o)» thc Mar. May Jvily Oct. Dec. Open High, Low 1:30 ARKANSAS—Fair and somewhat 3343 3400 3342 3397[colder ton'ght; Tuesday partly 3330 3395 3328 3385 ] cloudy and colder. 3237 3300 3235 3300 South Americr. has a population 3003 3328 3045 3379 2094 3333 3045 3379 of 77,000,000. Low of 35 Recorded Tein|wratures here dropped over thc weekend and the mercury slid to a near-freezing low of 35 degrees during Inst night after reaching a high of 60 degrees yesterday. Highest temperature here Saturday was fr5 degrees and the low during thai night was 46 degrees, according to Robert E. Blaylock, official weather observer. New York Stocks 2 P.M. STOCKS AT&T 152 1-8 Amcr Tobacco 69 1-2 Annconcta Copper 35 1-4 Belli Slccl 97 Chrysler 60 3-4 Coca Coin 186 Gen Motors 581-4 Montgomery Ward N Int Harvester 87 Radio 9 1-8 Socony Vacuum 16 3-4 Studcbakcr 19 3-4 Texas Corp *7 1-2 Packard • • basically affect thc Industrial pro- moUltics which cost ol living tuctlnn. '8. To extend and strengthen rent control^ "0. To authorize consumer ra- lonlng on products In short sup- ily which baslcnlly affect thc cost former city attorney, was found guilty or bribery. A mistrial re- «ult«l In thc case of George Mo Caughlln, Leo's brother. Ed Spcat 70-year-old former constable, pleaded guilty to aiding armed robbery In thc seizure of papers from G-I campaign workers during the 1948 ol living. " i political battle. "10. To authorize price celllngsj Four others are under Indictment on products In short supply which i ment and await on similar cha/gcs. basically affect the cost of living Industrial production, and to authorize such wage ceilings RS are essential to maintain the necessary price ceilings." The President asked for the return of virtually all the government's wartime economic controls, bu( prnmiMd that these controls »nuld bi used only it It becomes necessary. ' "All the actions T have described are essential to a fair and effective anU-lnnnlloii program " thc President sniri. "I look upon Ihcm as short-run Insurance against the impairment See CONGRESS on Paje It recipient country moving rapidly to a' free economy," Ball said. "Tlie charge that this constitutes American dictation of European's countries' Internal policies I* complete bunk." Health Workers Plan State-Wide Conference The County Health Offices In Blylheville and Osceola will be closed from Wednesday noon until Monday morning due to a meeting of the Stale Health Department staff In Little Rock, Mrs; Annabelle B. Fill, county health nurse announced today. Employees of the Mississippi County Health • Unit will leav c Wednesday to attend the three-day meeting, she said. Fire Damages House . On West Rose Street A fire believed caused by a short circuit In Hie electric wiring resulted In minor damages to the walls of a house at 1600 West Rose Street yesterday. Tlie blaze destroyed one wall of a house owned by John Alsup, Negro, Fire Chief Roy Head stated, but riO other damage was reported. The fire was discovered by Policemen Arthur Book and Raymond Bomar while they were on patrol In the ROM atmt vletnltr. Nine Blytheville Jaycees Attend State Board Meet Nine Blytheville Jaycees attended a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce In Little Rock yesterday. Winner of the Jaycee-sponsored "1 Spcnk for Democracy" publ'i speaking contest was named during the meeting and an Arkadel- phla girl was chosen to represent Arkansas In national competition. Judging was done by listening to records mnde of local winners' speeches. Marian Maycs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Mays^ represented Blythevllle. Five Arkansas cities had entrants. The other three were Hot Springs. Paragould and DeQueen. Attending the meeting from Blytheville wero President JImmie Edwards, State Director Marshall Blackard. Glin Harrison, Bill Wyatt, J. R. Johnson, Lagronne "Whittle, J. T. Sudbury, Vance Henderson and Sanford Boone. . - l Boy Breaks Leg During Sandlot Football Game Jim Swift, son of Mr. and Mr.«. Leo Swift, of »n Wast Ash Street, received a broken left leg between the knee and ankle joint- in » sandlot football game on the Division Street playground yesterday afternoon. Following the accident he w*» taken to the Bljrtherllle Hospital for treatment mnd removed .«• Campbell*' Cllnlo In Memphis tt» morning.