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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 21, 1947
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BLYTHEVIELE COCKIER NEWS 1 I'Hki DOMINANT NRWRPAUL-u r\in u,".n>nu»* <»-*. . ,^.. . . s \^^*^^ * * ^*** VOL. XLIV—NO. 205 Missco Schools Get $154,474 Mn State Funds Allocation is First for Current School Year; 25 Districts Benefit A total of $154,747 In school funds from the state was allocated yesterday by Miss Delia Purtle, Mississippi County treasurer, to 25 j .school districts in the first allocation of funds to counties by the State Department of Education for the current school term. The salary aid payments represent 40 per cent of the total due to be received from the state by Mississippi County districts this "school term. It was announced in Little Hock by Ralph B. Jones, state commissioner of education. The funds were taken into consideration at the time the individual school districts prepared their annual budgets and enrollment figures on which the apportionments are based, and do not mean that any district will have additional money for use during the current school term. Blytheville Gels $33,189 The Blythevllle special district received the largest share of the funds distributed in tills county. The total was 533,189. The next "largest sum was $12,933 for Leachville schools with S11.902 to the Wilson district Other districts in this county] which shared in the distribution Miss Purtle said, included: Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Dally N«wi Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald OF NOBTUTA 8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Cy Bond to Quit County Politics; Eyes Larger Field PINE BLUFF, Ark., Nov. 21. (UP) — County Judge Cy Bond ol Marion president of ihe Arkansas As- soclalion of County Judges stated here yesterday that h e Is "through with Crittenden County pollllcs." Leader of a strong Eastern Arkansas political organization for many years, the association president said he would nol be a candidate for re-election next year. Judge Bond barely won out 'over his GI opponent in last Summer's election and. has been under constant fire from the ex-serviceman slate in Crittenden County. However the judge refused to remove himself as k possible gubernatorial candidate. Carson Promised Land Shady Grove .. Pawheen Hickman No. ft 9 35 23 5G 31 2 15 30 --1 ..13 ..32 ..39 ..•15 -.48 ..50 -.52 ..53 ..54 Chest Campaign Moves Slowly Less Than Fourth Of Total Budget Has Been Raised Additional contributions totaling $1,153.75 have been reported by Community Chest solicitation teams to date, raising the total of donations thus far In the drive to $8,431, it was announced today. Tlie 1947-48 Chest drive, which in only four days will have been under way one month, has as its goal the meeting of a $26,780 budget from which 20 Blytheville Income Tax Act Change Asked by C. of C. Directors McClellan's Bill To Equalize Burden Win* Support Here The Board It Directors of the Blythevllle Chamber of Commerce today scnl Senators J. W. Fulbrlght and John L. McClellan a resolution urging that Arkansas adopt community income tax legislation • lo eq iializc (he lax burdens ol married couples, il was announced todas 1 . The resolution was adopted at the Board's monthly meeting yesterday afternoon in City Hall. A copy will also be sent the New York Stale Chamber of Commerce, after whose similar resolution the one adopted here was patterned. The New York Chamber originated the community property idea. Thirteen stales now have community property tax laws but Arkansas is one o< the remaining 35 which does not. Under community property lax isws. a married couple may divide their total Income- even though it Is provided entirely by only one ol them—and flic separate returns, thus affecting a saving as compared to the tax which would be paid on the lump sum. Amount I civic ' youth and welfare agencies will receive operating funds for the coining year. Released today was the following list of contributors: Abraham, C 25. 10196 Beaut >' Bar 25. Jj'."°! Bear, William 5. Bryiuit. J. A 10. Blytheville Board of Trade .. 10. Blytheville Cotlon Oil . Co. 200. '• Barksdale Mfg. & Mach. VVks 43.75 q l-q i Blvthevllle Compress Co., Inc 50. 2 322 rlodsctt ' Dttn A 10 - filio 4,412 533,189 5,186 5,813 8,017 8,321 4,758 8.283 j Name of District Blytheville . ... Armorel Bnrdctte . ... Dell Dyess Kciser Luxora Manila Miss. Co. High.. I Eton-all) Osceola Shawnee ' '"" Blylheville Delinting Co. Bob Oullison Studio Conway, Aubrey wu\ City Super Mkt i.uai camp Moultrle Court 337 j Cross town Whiskey 737 ' C. & W. Cleaners !„,., ... 265 crosstown Cafe (Brmk^v,' " 1>53Z Ctapraan's Service Station . *ff^. 53 W^T'^™-•-• -£.n ;."::::;;:::;3 ... ...fea^E:::;::::: ' m"'"™ "' ""ond Largest Flefman, Sam The sum received by Mississippi Trnncis, Kelton County from the state was the sec- Pisher, Ted ''.'.'. ?", d 'r'fff,,-'" any colm( -y in the to- | Gen. Contract'purciiVs'corp tai or $4,103,051 distributed for the Gill. Noble 7o counties. Pulaski County received $296.203. ( Three other counties received more than $100,000 each. These were: Jefferson, 8127,656- Sebastian, $124,077; and Union, $12G 114 Rent Control Case to Reach Highest Court Guerni, W. O. ............. Gumi, j. L. '. .............. Green Dairy .......... '.'.'.'.'. Henderson, G. Ben Hughes. Mrs. Jesse '.'.'.'.'.'.'. Hardin, Allen ............. Helton. H. H Houchlns, H. H ..... ."...". Halter's Shoe Shop ....... Higginson, C. W .......... Hosp's Junk shop . . . Huffman Bros. Lbr. Co '". '. . Hughes, J. L. Halscll, Melvin . .. ........ Imperial Barber Shop ".'.'.'. Jeffries. J. w. Janet. I.ce .............. Johnson's Concrete Blocks Jerome. Dr N. W ........ Kroger Co." .......... !..!!* Kiilin;. Worth. Alien ".'.'.'.'. Kcibrough Garage Lansky Bargain Store ".'.'.'.'. Lee, Pearl ......... .... John p. Lenti ' ' ' ' Logan. Hobcrt Lancashire, E. Loggins. R. L. WASHINGTON, Nov. 21. (UPl — Acting housing expedite!' TWie E Woods said today he will appeal "immediately" to the Supreme Court a federal district judge's rulin" in Cleveland that the 1347 rent control act is unconstitutional. Woods said that although thn Cleveland judge ruled the act unconstitutional, two other Icderal judges at Denver and Hastings Neb : " ) «' ns - «• held the act constitutional '' I Lutes ' Hnrr 5' The Cleveland decision was hand- ' \' Mes ' CIyrtc ed down yesterday by Federal Judge ' ff"" 011 ; u - . I Paul Jones, senior judge of the ' M "'' Johnnlc INruhcrn Ohio District. He said it was beyond the power of Congress to enforce rent controls as a war emergency "when peace has returned in fact." Woods pointed out that two other ™,';?l jl '. d ?, cs --° nc in D <">™<- »'>d Co. power to conti tional validity," without he said. Caruthersville Delays Sale ot Big Bond Issue CARUTHERSVILLE, M«.. Nov by special election, had beeri defer Mnrr. Russell Matthews. B. M Pat c-'Bryant Jewelry Osbornc, John Oldham. Mrs. Leonard O. K. Tire shov Oelson's Garage Pollard, w. J. Agcy. . Phillips Tractor Co. Rustic Inn Saliba. Mrs. Jack ..'.'.. Stevenson, J. E. Jr. ... Sylvester. Raleigh Shouse, J. w. Smith. Virgie ............. Sparks, Noble ......'... The Tot Shop '.'.':..'.'. Trantham, N. W. Coal Co Warth, Franklin Walsh, j. c '.'.'. Whittington. Mrs. Anne 25. 15. 75 75'. 25. 25. 15. 10. 30. 10. 5. 10. . 7 ,"40: 8. 5. 10. 50. 10. 50. 25. 10. 1. 5. 5. 25. 10. 20. 10. 200. 5. 25. 2. 15. 5. 15. 15. 10. 5. 5. 25. 3. 10. 25. 25. 5. 15. 15. 15. 10. 10. 5. 10. 5. 2. 12. 10. 25. 50. 25. 25. 15. 20. 20. 30. 10. 10. 5. 5. 5. 10 1. 10. . 5. The bond election, which was re cently affirmatively bv „„ ovet- whelming majority, provide, for a vast expansion and repair program of waterworks facilities and jlwere to a great portion ol the city, not now receiving these services. Calumet Infant Dies Mary Kathleen Lucas, on e month old daughter or Mr, and Mrs W E. I.ncas of Calumet, died yesterday at her home, Funeral services and burial were this afternoon at Elnnvooci Cemetery. Other than her parents, she U survived by one brother, Ray R O y Lucas; and two sisters, Mary Mag- Soybean Thefts Cause Arrest Of 2 Negroes Two Negroes, Ovell Thomas of Dycss and Eugene Robinson of Burdette. are being held in the county Jail here today on tentative charges of grand larceny following their arrest by Sheriff William Berryman and Deputy Herman Spicer for the theft of 10 sacks of soybeans from the Burdctte Plantation last night. The two Negroes were arrested near Burdctte this morning after they were alleged to have sold the beans to a Blylheville soybean dealer. Sheriff Benynmn staled loday thai the Negroes have admitted lo taking the soybeans and selling them and that they would be transferred to the county Jail In Osceola where official charges will be filed tiOD. However, to' affect a savings through (his method of filing returns, an Income must total at least $3,000 aritir exemptions have been deducted. Statistics compiled by the New York State Chamber of Commerce show that savings of from one to 29 per cent can be made under community property laws, depending on the amount ol the Income. The New York Chamber's resolution, which is the basis for the one adopted here, urges "prompt removal ol present discriminations in Federal income taxation of married couples in 'common law' states as a tax equalization measure on its merits atone without walling for a complete revision of Ftdcrnl tax laws." Sen. McClellan introduced such a bill during the last session of Congress. Would Wlrten Highway 18 In oilier action, the Board yesterday named a three-man committee to investigate the possibility of obtaining repairs and widening of Highway 18 between here and Lcachville. Present narrowness of Highway 18 was mentioned in,disoussion'of this move. On the; committee are Jesse Taylor, chairman, Chris P. Tompkins and w. F. McDaniel. This group will report to the Board, which will decide the next move. In a discussion of the Chamber ol Commerce membership drive now underway.' il was pointed out Unit no definite goal has been set this year. Tlie chamber wants to obtain "as many members as possible before the drive closes Nov. 30" Secretary Worth D. Holder said! Added membership is sought this, year to obtain money for two r new funds set up by the Chamber—industrial and civic improvements funds. Money received in excess of that reo.uired lor regular operating expenses o[ the Chamber will go into these funds. The industrial fund will be used for bringing new industries to Blytheville. The Board also announced tlmt a nominating committee will nice;. Dec. 1 to name candidates for nn election of directors. Ballots will be distributed shortly thereafter, probably Dec. 3. Voting will close at 5 p.m. Dec. 9 and election judges will count and certify ballots Dec. 10. it was announced. Officers for IMS will be elected at a joint meeting ot the new and old directors Dec. 11. A reply to a letter written by the Chamber ol the 'Frisco Kaiiroad In regard to trains parking at downtown crossings *'as read at ycsler- day's board meeting. The reply said the railroad would investigate tlii.s mr.tter, which the board said involved parking of trains at these crossings lor long periods during crucial traffic hours in the early morning ant: evening. It wits noted thai this situation has been alleviated coiuiderooly since writting of the Chamber's letter. ARKANSAS,, FK1DAY, NOVKMBKR 21, 1947 FOURTEEN PAGES General Meyers Explains SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT! Defense Offered In Mclaughlin Bribery Trial State Ends Direct Testimony in Cqse Of Former Spa Mayor (Unlled BY WIL8UK JOHNSON SUM Corrmpondfiii) COURTHOUSE, Mt. Ida.. Ark, Nov. 31. (UP)-Three Hot Springs firemen today told the Leo 1' Mc- Laujjhlin Jury that they compiled lists of ixoll tax ailthorliatloiiB under nn implied threat Hint they would be discharged if they refused testifying, Just, before n, e slate completed It.s cose on the first of 1« charges against the ex-Hot Springs mayor, wore Fire chief Tliad (Floppy) Rogers, Assistant Chief Cieoree 8«iidcrs and fireman J W Houpt. Rogers said that during 1945 he attended a meeting at which time McLaiiRhlln presided mid said Boys, get out and get thaw tax receipts. And If you don't want too, turn your name In to Mrs. Marah and we will K =t someone to them." President Wants U. S. to Set Prices For Cotton, Wheat WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, (U.P.)-President Trwnaa »ai< today that ha wants the government to control'com- modity exchange trading in the same' way that it now regulates the stock market and the Federal Reserve bank*. The President made this view Known at a new«'conference. He said he thought controls over grain, cotton and wool market should be drafted along the same lines of government controls now exercised in stock trading Major General Bennett E. Meyers, retired, whose war-Mine interest In an aviation parts company Is currently being Investigated by a Senate War Investigating subcommittee, explains his side of the story to reporters In Washington. In the right background Is the General's wile The president of a dummy corporation set up by Meyers told the committee that the Aviation Electric Corp. picked for redecorating Meyers' Washington photo.) up toe bill of J10.00U apartment in 1041. (NBA Tele- 50 Counties Sue For $1,553,000 in State Funds Armed Violence Spreads in Italy Striking Peasants Ambush Carabinier! Wounding Twenty-Two ROME, Nov. 21. (UP> _ striking "peasants" In Bloody Puglla Province nmbushed two truckloads of carablnieri today and wounded at least two ol (leers and about 20 fire W ' lh R ha " ° f macnlnc K |ln The carabinlerl were ambushed at Bltonto, nine miles west of Bnri The Comrmini*t-!ed strikers isolated .'Bltonto by''cutting- telephone wires and blocking the roads. Armored forces left for Dl- tonto as soon as work of the ambush was received by radio. A united Press correspondent In Bail said the carabinierl were going to Bltonto lo protect farmers Who had decided to break the strike and go back to work • The Communist-dominated Itnl- ia 11 Labor Federation proclaimed its full solidarity with the 200000 striking peasants In Puglia, where at least si-, persons had been killed since yesterday. The proclamation of "solidarity" was th c first official statement linking ihe Communist-led later organization with the 17-dav campaign of riot, fighting and destruction. The Communist Party was known to be behind it Two men were killed last night and six wounded when police fired into a grenade-throwing mob at Cmnpi Snlcntlnn, South of nail. Elgin police were Injured by the grenades. Two men were killed earlier yesterday and the total In 17 days of righting .was 22 The organization of armed "self defense" squads in Pugliia threatened lo Increase the violence Tlip Communists had been mT^"* <hn headquarters of Kfslitisl parties all over Italy tcslcril.-!}-. all political parlies In began or CT ni,in K armed' Ran ?s tn protect tliplr tie'acltinar- tcrs. It was the first Jim 0 since Communist-provoked rioting and destruction started 17 days a?o that civilian groups had taken the law in their own hands. Tlie government, fearing that the groups would only aggravate the trouble ordered police to smash the organizations. One man was killed in Gravina yeslcrday, a Communist shot bv a member of Premier Alcide dc o'as- Perl's Christian Democrat Party. A m , - .,'" GrOTil "» had attacked Christian Democrat Headquarters Marshall Silent On Big-4 Outlook Secretary of Slat* And American Aides Arrive in London BV R. H. SHACKFORD (United Tress Staff Correspondent) LONDON, Nov. 31. (UP)-Secretary of State George O. Marshall arrived today for; (he .Big -.Jtolir council ol foreign ministers, still refusing to be pessimistic about the outcome of the conference opening next 'Tuesday. . _> ., • ., Marshall arrived at^Northolt Ah i - poft at 12:25 p.m. aboard President Truman's plane, A small group of top advisers made the flight with him. He declined to discuss any details of the German, treaty negotiations, but repealed former statement! nuitic at Washington that he : fused to be pessimistic, about "operation" when engaged in it. Tlie Marshall plan for aiding Europe, he said, was "progressing favorably" in Congress. This was Marshall 1 ! third visit to Britain since 1044. when he came soon after Ihe Normandy Invasion. He said he looked forward to'see- ing "my old friends of the wartime period." Marshall got a little laste of the British royal wedding celebration when he arrived. Princess Juliana and her consort, Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands delayed their departure for a few minutes to greet Marshall. Bernhard and U. S. Ambassador Lewis Douglas led Marshall to the princess 1 plane, where the two shook hands r.t the doorway and exchanged greetings. • A Briitsh foreign olfice spokesman said Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov might arrive Monday by train Irorn Berlin for the conference, since flying weather was likely to Ijc bad. Foreign Minister George Bidault of France also was expected Monday, the spokesman said. get Jesse H. Good, Pioneer, Dies In California Jesse H. Goad, age 74, died yesterday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joe Craig at Hcr- . , ,.., '"<>™ Beach, calif., of a heart att- anri the police garrison with rifles ' mcllt - He had been ill three weeks IITTIF nnrvr M •>, ,„„, I sul '- ma < :hl 'iegiins and spades. i B ° r » In Texas. Mr. Goad moved „.„ ROCK, Nov. 21. IUP1 — Another man was Wiled vestcr ' lo Blytheville when a younir bov Fifty counties n Arkansas have nied day in Serracapri cola 60 mile; One of seven chlldrcVhe waT- collectively against the Stale 1 North of Gravlnn. where police had to use their arms against a nnb The Communists appeared [n be Intending to make Puglla Ihe ccn- centcr of their violence. j He had moved lo California only Newspaper I three years ago after the death of an emergency clause and was ap- ^L^^L 1 :! 00 . C^mmilsts In- ! goac!^' Mra ' Hc " r ' Ctla BIythc suit of Arkansas seeking distribution of 51,553.000 In highway funds under authority of Act 100 of 1917. it was disclosed today. The suit was filed by attorney LcfTel Gentry In Pulaski Chancery Court, contending that the bill has proved Feb. 18, prior to the April 1 bond year. The suit contends that the money was available and is due the counties at this lime. Tlie measuic was orisinally Intended to provide some $2.000,000 annually for county roads in subsequent years after the counties received that amount this year from two other 1947 . member of one of the oldest families in Blytheville. He. was a life long member of the Methodist Church here and was a retired Mob Attacks vadcd and wrecked a Rightist ncws- Funeral services will be conducted lied ' g -° S '°- S . llnc ! a 5'. a(lprl100 " »t 2 o'clock at Gov. Ben Laney expressed strong „<„„„,, SFSi™^—™£«s reT , ngieement that the money would not! be available before next year. I Mrs. Hnzc! Marsh, under Indictment along with Mclaughlin, served as secretary to the former political boss for many years. No Threat of Being Fired However, the fire chlel admitted liat Mclaughlin had never hold him he would be tired |f he didn't get llic authorizations. In answer to a direct question from Defense Attorney Henry Don- 1mm on that point, he parried, "Well no. but what would you Ihlnk?" noBere told prosecutor McMath that after he compiled the lists the poll tax receipts were "left at the fire department where we got our mall." At Ihlj point Judge Mauplii Cum- mlngs overruled Donham's objection that the testimony of Rogers had no bearing on the charge under consideration and lor the fifth time in two days the Jury was sent out of the tiny courtroom while Judge and lawyers pondered the law. During the interval McMath clarified hi* charge that such testimony waa connected with the specific charge that Jack McJunkin, gambler, provided X9 poll lax authorlia- tlons In return for "open gambling" at his business pla«. The slate contends that this Is' political in- fluenc^.gonstlfiftlng bribery. v The' testimohy O f Sanders and Houpt,followed a similar pattern The Inability of Tony Karsteh, reported gambler, to appear a» a state witness because of Illness caused the slate to close it* case earlier than expected. Key WltnruM i, ]|| Karslen, expected to be « key witness, wll; be used In rebuttal testimony, McMath said. The first witness called by the defense, was Muck Wilson, former tax collector, who also took the stand for the prosecution. During the unfolding of the prosecution's case there have been a number of signs of political bitterness, but lor the most part tlio trial has been slowed by legal maneuvering. In the eight hours the court was in session yesterday, the jury had to be excused lour times to allow attorneys and Judge Cummings to thrash out legal points. The highlight of the session was the testimony of former Hot Springs gambler Lloyd L. Lcmmons, who said gamblers obtained votes for McLaughlln In order to stay in business. Lcmmons said he personally had signed the names of a number of Ills employes who were out of town lo pull tax authorizations, and turned them over to McLaughlfn's scc- relnry, Hazel Marsh. The poll tax authorization forms allegedly used in Hot Springs were Identified as originating In Mc- Latighlin's office by FBI document specialist George W. Kyi. Government Halts Potato Buying to Keep the Price up WASHINGTON, Nov. 21. (UP)— The govcrntnen has stopped buying potatoes to keep the price up. The Agriculture Department said the price of potatoes now is high enough. A market now exists for all potatoes "at or above" the government's mandatory support price. In other words, supply and demand have reached a balance where the free price Is above the support price. Officials said the potato price- support program cost about I1CO.- 000.000 during the last two years. Eighty per cent of the purchases were made last year. The government is required to'support the potato prices. General Admits False Affidavit War Profit Probers Show Keen Interest In Meyers' Deals WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (U.P.) — Ketired Mnj. Gen. Bonnet E. Meyers said today lifi made out a false affidavit about an Aviation Electric Corp. Cadillac because he considered it just "a routine form." Anyway, Die former Force procurement officer told Senate investigators, it was commonplace for automobile owners during the war to make untrue statements about their cars. A Senate War Investigating Subcommittee looking Into Meyers' wartime conduct had heard testimony that the Cadillac, a blue Job part of $131,000 net profits h« - legedly reaped through secret ownership of Aviation Electric. Meyers denied he owned or pro filed from the company. He said h« set It up Just to provide a Job lor B. H. LaMarre, with whose wife the general said, he conducted a Tlve-year love affair. Th« army Is looking into Meytra' '"tlrnony about, his relations with rmlne + The government, through the Fedi eral Reserve Board sets the margin equlremente for stock trading..In the commodity markets the maxgini are set by the exchanges. Mr. Truman would not comment >n criticism of his domestic »ntl- Inflatlon program by such Rejnib- lican leaders as Sen. Robert A. Taft, B., O. Tail recently called lh» President's request for price control and rationing authority a bid foi- "totalitarian" powers. The Pmldent tald he plan, to •end hla message on the lohr- ranice Manhall plan (or European recovery to Con^reti in about 1* <U;t, This In Ihe.procnm Sec. reUry of State George C. Marshall hu laid mlf ht coit f2»,H»,N*,«M oy.r (our yean. The emergency prairaai now belnj- considered along with price meuure* calls (or *M7,«M,MO. New York Stocks fighting the lo include I cialisls and radically changed its cut until It was broadened Soybeans (Prices f. o. b. Chicago) open high low close Mat 389 389 .187 388 Ma * M7 M7 385 385 2 P.M. STOCKS: A T &: T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward |N Y Central A slight moderation in U-mpeia-1 tll( - Harvester lures was noticed here yesterday North Am Aviation as Ihr mercury climbed to a high ol 55 degrees, nn average of 10 degrees warmer than It has been Temperature Climbs Back Into 50s Again against the Communists il they Iried lo stint a revolution, said': "I am not surprised. Tlie partisans, seek their arms." __„...„ „ „, Premier dc Gasper; was still try- j during" trie"pr'cced'mg" two days: ing to decide- about a proposed j Lowest temperature recorded here cabinet shakeup, but government! during lost night was 46 degrees officials declined lo say whether! according to Robert E. Blaylock. he was makiruj «ny progre«. official weather observer. llt'iniullc Sleel Radio Socony Vacuum ... Studelwker Standard of N J .... Texas Corp Packard U S Steel . 133 . «9 5-8 . 36 1-4 . 100 1-8 . 62 3-4 . 35 7-8 . 59 1-2 . 55 7-8 . 13 1-2 . 87 1-4 , 8 5-8 . 27 7-8 . 10 . 16 7-8 ' . M. 1-2 . 15 7-8 , 58 3-8 5 77 1-8 LaMa: Electric bought It, nut that" Meyers and his wife drove It. Electric' Dealg Probed Meyers swore to an affidavit before a notary public on Jan. 3, 1MJ In applying for a Dkintv ui Columbia license for the car. It said Aviation Electric "paid for and used- the Cadillac before Dec. 31, 1M1 the last day under a wartime freeze order on which automobile* could be bought on a free market. Under questioning Meyers admitted, however, that It was not true that Aviation Electric boughl the car before the freeze order wenl Into effect. He agreed that he signed the affidavit containing the f statement but he added that he thought the form was mere routine and pild no attention to It. Meyers said LaMarre'i testimony about the car was "just not so." He said he arranged to get II but' did so only to accomodate LaMarre. LaMarre had told him, Meyers said that he needed a car. LaMarre had testified that the blonde ant) beautiful Mrs. Meyers frequently used the blue Cadillac But tile general said his wife told him she used the cur only ono to go to a store—and it "stalled and I went over and got her in my own car." Garage records in the subcommittee's possession showed the blue Cadillac was frequently in use here And LaMarre had said he was not In Washington at the time. Denlrj Owning Company Meyers repeated denials that he neither owned the Vandalia o See WAR PROFITS on Page 11 White Way At Leachville Ready, for Use Lcachvllle's new Main Stree "white way" lighting system wi] be turned on between 6 and. 1 o'clock tonight unless unforseen technical difficulties develop. Lighting of the dozen 1000-lutnen lights marks another step in the Arkansas - Missouri Power Company's free street lighting system. The "white way" system was installed without cost to the city and the Ark-Mo company will provide Leachville with free street lighting amounting to »714 annually. Meanwhile, In Manila, installation of a new "white way" system began today as Ark-Mo crewmen began breaking concrete preparatory to setting up additional poles to complete the project. It is expected that th c system, which will provide the city with 5168 worth of free lighting annually, will be completed within the next week or 10 days. New York Cotton Mnr May July Oct. ..... Dec. t'47j Open High .. 3463 3478 .. 3438 3443 .. 3304 3315 .. 3022 3029 .. 1450 34«6 Low 3455 3420 3393 2993 3444 1:30 3460 3423 3300 2993 On the theory that Congress might grant the President the wage-prlca controls and rationing powers he requested, a reporter asked when these economic control* would iw put Into effect. The President shook his head and said that this would be discussed after the authority wac granted. He also wu questioned about th» claim of some Republicans that h» is nol,U3lng his full present authority to control exports. Mr. Truman said this was possibly true; that^he government tried not to use every single/power at 1U command, but that what h» was interested in wai extension of export control*, which will expire Feb. X unless Congress renewi them. In dtacuMlnt Ewopnn'ald, th* Proldent uid b* MW no reuoa tor halting current ablpmenti of huvjr machinery to Scrlet Ronia. Thte machinery U' rebuild war damaged electric .fcUnU and lo help farm prMlucUon l« '" bou t hl ID thta country >r a ) And he added that h* uw n» reason to *top these purchases. With the House and Senate in recess until .Monday, conditional committees , made the day'*, capitol hill news, Including: Poreluii Aid — Chairman Charlem A. Eaton said the House Foreign Altuira committee probably would vote to permit Uu Reconstruction. Finance Corp. to advance money for starting Uu 1*87,000,000 emergency European aid program pending regular appropriations. The Senat* foreign relations committee In approving Die program authorization did nothing about getting a cash advance. Appropriations usually lag some time behind authorization meaaures because separate House and Senate committees have to pesa on them. Senate passage of the stop-gap bill for French, Austrian and Italian winter relief is expected next week. The House may take a little longer. Japanese treaty— A House Armed Services subcommittee proposed that the United States make an early peace treaty— without other powers, if necessary— which would permit this country to keep naval bases at Yokohama, Sasebo, and Kure, It also urged establishment of ft base at Truk atoll In the Carolines, an air base at Okinawa, and a national cemetery at Iwo Jlma. It said military construction should not be concentrated at Guam— at least pending ,further study of Pacific requirements. > Big gamble— Rep. Clarence Cannon, D., Mo., disclosed that when he was House Appropriations Committee chairman during the war he almost cut short the U. S. atomic bomb project after $2.000.000,000 had been spent on it. He said he got to thinking "they had been work- Ing on this thing for three years and apparently hadn't found what they were looking for." He said hft had made up his mind when a neighbor dropped In and told him "we had dropped an atomic bomb on Japan." Cannon said he was relieved — "It was a big gamble and we won." Economic giullotine — Rep. Fred Crawford, H., Mich., said Congress should free Alaska ffrom the "economic guillotine" of poor transportation in order to strengthen the territory as a. defense outpost. He proposed that government transportation licensing be modified to permit Canadian companies to get into the Alaska 'trade. Cooter Man Convicted, Sentenced tor Larceny CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo,, Nov. 21.—A Jury late Wednesday found Jude Porbus, Cooler, guilty of grand larceny In connection with the looting last April of the phllll- ber Jewelry Store in Steele, and he was sentenced to serve two years In ttw slate penitentiary. Two other men were Implicated In the case—J D. porbiis, a brother of Jude, and Ben Arnold. Both received sentences of five y*an. J. D. Porbus has apflftlcd ba> case. Arnold was ope of two nen who recently escaped from tM county jail, but was captured within a. few boun after Uu

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