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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS DOMINANT NEWSl'At'EH OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MlSSOUill VOL. XLIV—NO. 208 Blythevillo Courier Blylhevllle Daily Ncwi Mississippi Vallcv Leader BlyUicville Hernltl BIA'THKVILI.K, ARKANSAS, SA'I'URDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1947 TKN PACKS SINGLH COPIES FIVB CENT! McLaughlin Wins ^Acquittal on One Of 16 Indictments By W1LBUK Johnson United Press Staff Correspondent MT. IDA., Ark., Nov. 22. (U.P.)—A Montgomery County Circuit Court jury last night acquitted ex-Mayor Leo P. McLaughlin of Hot Springs on a charge of bribery. The verdict was returned at midnight in this little country court- Vn^VH il t'i'OI" l.flP T*l I t'il 1 1 lH'i-i»'[i \i 1r\ i\rt\i\\nt-f, *-^,l ^r> n ~.. ,1 room after the rural jurors had deliberated one and one- half hours. HOT Sl'KINGS, Ark., Nov. 11. (UP)—Further trials of er-Hol Springs Mayor Leo P. McLaughlin will be delayed until after Jan. 1, Circuit Judge Mau|iin Cuni- mings announced here today following a conT-rence with attorneys for the defense and prosecution. Prosecuting Attorney Sidney S. McMath promply announced that he would confer with his deputies and with circuit Judge Maupln Cummings at 10 a.m. today regarding further trials for the former Irtxjlitica! boss. ™ The Marine-hero prosecutor indicated that thc ir.'xt cliarge—an- other of the 16 indictments faced by McLaughlin—would probably be accessory to armed robbery. The charge arises from the allegedly forced removal of papers from GI campaign workers during heated primary elections in 194G. Following the conclusion of the five-day trial Judge Cummings said Meyers is Called A liar' by Top Air Force Officer Gen. H. H. Arnold Goes Before Profit Probe Committee to Testify WASHINGTON, Nov. 22. (UP) — Gen. H. H. <Hap) Arnold, wartime chief of the Army Air Force. 1 ;, today branded Maj. Gen. Bennett E. Meyers as a liar who had "disgraced his uniform and rank." With that, a Senate subcommittee ended its hearings into Meyers' financial dealings and love life, and it would probably be Dec. 2 or Dec. I turned the case over to prosecuting French Government Crisis Cripples Chances For Accord on Marshall Plan to Aid Europe By K. H. SHACKFORK (inllfil I'n-fcs staff LONDON, Nov. 22. (U.P.)—The Kreiicii jfovcrnmeiit crisis Wasted today most American hopes that the Western powers could present a solid front against the Russian, at tlie crucial Big hour ministers meeting which opens Tuesday. Both American and British sources used utmost caution in commenting on the possible effect of the French crisis upon the ministers conference. But behind their iruimled comments was utmost concern that the crisis would keep the West from putting its "best" foot forward when it tries to get the Russians to accept the Western plan for the future of Germany. Secretary of state George Marshall, anxious to sot up a provisional government for all of Germany, is bracing himself, after preliminary tRlks with his advisers, for any surprise maneuver by the Russians. There was not the slightest hint that Marshall will be prepared, In case of failure here, (o try to set up a provisional government for Wc.s- tern Germany alone. But he will be under heavy pressure to do so from Gen. Lucius D. Clay, the American military governor, and others from Berlin. A month ago, American officials were confident that Prance would add Its zone to the Amerlcan-liri- tish zonal merger. They were doubtful now, In view of the crisis and Gen. Charles de Gaulle's rise to power, of what Prance would do. H said authoritatively that the French problem is of the gravest concern to the Americans, and it is sufficiently serious to raise doubts in the minds of the Americans a» 9 before lie could return here for further court action. And after the jury members straggled to their farm homes McLaughlin told United Press that "ever since I was indicted last March by a. hand-picked grand jury I 'have been trying to get a fair trial. And I finally received a fair trial in Montgomery County." Tried in Neighboring County The trial was moved from Hot Springs last week after the former political boss of the SPA contended that he would not receive lair treatment in the town where he reigned as mayor for more than 20 years. Earlier the colorful McLaughlin acted as his own lawyer and dramatically declared that "Mr. McMath (Prosecutor -McMath) knows that he hates'me and that I hate him." He then charged that the youthful prosecutor had prevented his -, re-election as • .mayor by ..securing ~'grand jury action "prior' J 'to last Spring's mayoralty election. Mc- Laughltn withdrew from the race .shortly before the jury returned IG . indictments, against him, charged ^ misconduct in office. 'That special grand jury was composed of 16 of my bitterest enemies," McLaughlin said. On the stand In his own defense the former king-pin of the Spa denied that he accepted political favors from gamblers in return for an "open town," as charged in the indictment under which he was tried. He also vehemently denied "ever receiving one penny" from the alleged $30,000,000 a year gambling, business in the Spa, although he . admitted that he was aware that ; the city collected $60.751 in I94S-46 from gamblers as unofficial licenses. He also denied statements made by prosecution witnesses that gamblers were getting poll tax receipts "in blocks" to support his candidates for public office. Public Office a Sacred Trust McMath, leader of the GI faction which unseated McLallghlin's organization in a heated campaign, was restrained in his plea to the .jury. f- He concluded by saying "if you * find Leo McLaughlin guilty it will serve warning on all public officials that they've got to treat public office as a sacred trust and that they will be punished if they use their offices corruptly. "If you free him," he continued, "you will be telling public officials they can use their offices for personal profit. McLaughlin deplored the need for a change of venue and said "it tore my heart that I could not get a fair trial in my home county, but Mr. McMath wanted to put me before a firing squad." McMath, a Marine hero in the Pacific, had earlier agreed to the change of venue without argument, contending that he wanted "a fair and impartial trial" for the ex- mayor. authorities. Chairman Homer B. Ferguson, R., Mich., of a Senate War Investigating Subcommittee announced at the close of the "Meyers phase" of the hearings that all evidence would be submitted to the proper agencies for what prosecution may be warranted. The records will be sent to the Justice Department, the'U. S. district attorney and the Internal Revenue Bureau, Ferguson said. Attorney General Tom Clark already has said thai, he will seek indictment of Meyers on Income tax charges. Army Shews New Interest The Army also is looking into the Meyers case anew. Meyers, who draws a retirement disability pension of $461 a month, already has asked for a court martial, but the army decided to wait until after the wind-up of the Senate Investigation before making a final decision. Arnold himself, in his testimony today, said that • Meyers -had laid himself open to a general court martial. Arnold said that Meyers stated "absolute falsehoods" when he said Arnold had given tacit approval to his wartime stock dealings in aviation companies. Meyers allegedly made a false .statement io an Air Force questionnaire in stating that he did not hold about $35,000 worth of aircraft stocks. ' Arnold said the penalty for suc'n I a false statement is "severe" and is the "most basic ground for general court martial." The Army also i.s considering thcr affair with another man's wife coii- to what (hey can do If this meeting of the foreign minister* council fails. The refusal of the French national assembly to give Leon Blum a, vote sufficient for him to form a new government Just four days before the council meets created the greatest uncertainty. The failure to create a new French government before the opening of the conference would present the foreign ministers with their most difficult problem since the first council meeting broke up in complete failure In the Fall of 1M5. Marshall arrived yesterday to have another try at the negotiation of German and Austrian peace treaties. Though he refused to be pessimistic publicly, the odds were about 90 to 1 against any progress at this session. These were the major obstacles: 1. The French government crislf, unless settled quickly, which it unlikely, will leave whoever represents France here In the most equivocal position. Even If a government Is Installed before Tuesday, 11 probably will be on such a small majority that the foreign minister will be cautious and unwilling to choose sides In Hie East versus West battle. 2. The Marshall plan Is In the midst of congressional debate, and even the least cynical observers don't believe Marshall will be able to get $20,000,000,000 from Congress If (he U. S. and Russia suddenly start to agree on Germany. 3. The Russians are unlikely to make concessions necessary for agreement on Germany while the Marshall plan Is In the balance. They have put all their eggs In c-._ baaket, which Is aimed at keeping the Marshall plan from working, and cannot be expected to do anything which might help It. Auriol of France Names New Premier After Blum Fails to Obtain Approval ?ofct. Schuman California Cotton Sent Here Brings Storm of Protest From Missco Growers Farmers, buyers and rcpnwontatlvrs of agricultural organizations were "up In arms" Uiilny over Apparently authentic reports thai 1,700 bales of California cotton liitvo been shlpi*xl to BlyUievllla and stored In a compress here. The cotton mtn wer» nald to b> contemplating proU*u M»In»l iht slilpmrnl here of the Writ Const cotton, which t» said to be of a trade fucrlor In Mississippi cotton, Such practice will Rive cotton* . .•. grown here ft "bluck oyo," cotton Veor Decision On Acceptance PARIS, Nov. «. (UP)—Robert Schuman, flnaniaal expert of tb« Popular Republican Party, today took on the trim task of forming a government for crisls-ilrlckcn France. Dud Cason Post To Issue Bonds Proceeds to Be Used To Build Memorial To War Veterans The sale of four per cent mortgage bonds for the purpose of raising S3C.OOO to finance construction of the American Legion's War Memorial Auditorium will begin here Tuesday, it was announced today by Oscar Fendlcr, chairman of the Dud Cason Post's Building Committee. The mortgage bonds will be issued on the Legion's property lo catcd immediately Legion Hut on north of the North Second Street, Mr. Fcndler said, and will be In denominations of $100, $500, and ?1,000. Tlie bonds are secured by a trust agreement which pledges as collateral <m per cent of the net income of thc Post in addition to a first mortgage on the real estate, he said. ' •--...._ The property which will mortgaged at present has a room dwelling located on it, Fcndler said, but this house be six- M will Meyers' story of a nvc-year | sales. be moved to the rear of the Legion's property and the new auditorium will be crccterl on the lot. The 127 by 285-foot lot is valued at 57.500, he said. Trustees Designated A three-man committee composed of Floyd A. white, Rosco Crafton and w. J. Pollard has been appointed as trustees of the property and will handle the bond Churches Plan Union Service Thanksgiving The Rev. E. C. Brown, pastor of First Baptist Church and newly elected president of the Baptist State Convention, will deliver the sermon at the annual Union Thanksgiving Service to be held this year at the First Methodist Church, Thursday Nov. 27, at 9:30 a.m. Program for the service, sponsored each year by the Blytheville Mlnistrial Association was. announced today by the Rev. Harvey T. Kidd, president. The call to worship will be given by the Rev. Mr. Kidd. pastor of 1 Bpkolovsky, Soviet military gov Clay to Answer Soviet Charges Russian Marshal Says U.S., Britain Fomenting N«w War BERLIN. Nov 22. (UP)—Gen. Lucius D. Clay was scheduled to answer today a charge by Marshall Vassily Sokolovsky that American arid British authorities were encouraging "intensive propaganda for a new war" In their zones ol Germany. the Presbyterian Church. The hymL_ "Come Ye Thankful People, Come" will be sung by the group and the invocation will be given by 'the Rev. R.. S. Baird, pastor of the First Christian Church. The Rev. Allen D. Stewart, pastor of the First Methodist Church will five Ihe scripture reading to: by group singing th« hymn Thou Fount 'of Every ' BUssli Special music under the din of Mrs. J. Wilson Henry also be presented. Tlie hymn "Paith of Our Fathers" will be sung, followed by the benediction to be given by the Rev. Daniel Stafford, pasto: the Church of the Nazarene. ir uf stitutes grounds' for army action. Legionnaires will be given first preference on the purchase of tlie ....11... £.uikiiuo- iui .iitiij imiUJJ. I <" -*"' ~..i-i. uj. unu pill t-uai*; yi illc Ferguson emphasized he believed I bonds, he said, provided that they that the federal authorities should consider prosecution for perjury. He did not say who should be prosecuted for perjury. Meyers' testimony conflicted with that of virtually every other witness caller! before the hearing. • Probe To Be Continued After Arnold finished his testimony, Ferguson promised that his committee would continue its investigation into all phases of procurement buying by the Air Forces during the war. He said "no iron cur- lain" would be drawn^over the investigation, although the present hearings are recessed indefinitely. Meyers' testimony conflicted most dramatically with that of Bleriot H. Lamarre, who described himself as the SSO-a-week "dummy" president of the Aviation Electric Corp. ! County men who • " ~ . . . -- .1- j in World Wars I make applications for purchase during the first two or three days of the sale. After that time the bonds will be offered to the pub- lie. Construction of thc auditorium which will have a 'eating capacity of approximately 2.5CO, will begin as soon as thc nece.'.sarv finances are raised, Mr. Femi'cr said. The total cost called for by thc contract let two weeks ago Is 536,000 but ' ' ' this covers lie pointed out" that tlie actual building costs only. An additional $15.000 will be needed to completely equip the auditorium, lie said. The To Honor Heroes 100 by 100-foot auu will be built of brick and steel and will be dedicated to all Mississippi Eight Die in Romanian Airlines Plane Crash 1 PRAGUE. Nov. 22. (UP) Eight persons were killed and 18' injured when a Romanian airlines plane In flight from Bucharest to Prague crashed yesterday at Jicin, '•while trying to make an emergency landing in a fog, it was announced officially today. After the crash, th c on fire and burned Among thc of Vrmdalia, O.. which Meyers legedly owned. Meyers said that he did not own the company, but set it up as a favor to Lamarre because Lamarrc's the wife was his "girl friend." He said she had been his girl friend for five years with the knowledge and assent of Lamarre. Lamarre said Meyers was a "snake" and a "liar." He said that he kicked back virtually all of his salary to Meyers and that Meyers profited secretly from Aviation E?jc- trlc by about $131,000 during the war. lost and their lives II. It will be used for both Legion and civic a-,tivltics. Contract for the construction of auditorium was let to Pride and Usery Construction Company of Blytheville. Three Ark-Mo Officials To Attend Conferences Missco Joins In Litigation to Gei- Road Funds Misisippi County Is one of the 50 In Arkansas seeking approximately $1,553,000 from the slate highway funds claimed to be due (he coun- "" lhls year in tnc plane caught three hou attend the 52nd annual Congress of American Industry in New York | City Dec. 3, 4 and 5, it was announ- j ced today. I They are James Hill Jr., presl- f orm of turn - her ' ^ Ilock by Leffel Gentry, an altorn- the 1947 legislative, tic said >llocated the funds to coun injured were Alfr. u , . Davidson, an American who lives ' g '" c . er ' in Paris, and Aricd Grigorescu, Romanian minister In Prague. New York Cotton NEW YORK, Close steady. Open High Low Close March 34S5 3496 3416 3487 May 3440 3448 3430 3438 July 3315 3317 3297 3308 October .... 2995 3007 2990 2996 December .. 3498 3500 34(i8 34M Spots close 354fl up ». The congress of industry, sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers, Is considered the largest «"rt most important annual meeting of American manufacturers j and is expected to attract morn \ h than 3.000 businessmen from all y Nov. 22. CUP)— parts of the United States. was not to have been made this year. County officials this morning indicated that several months ago > Jonesboro attorney suggested that a suit might be in order to obtain for thc counties the funds provided v " lv --' agreed Firemen Answer Alarm Fire of uncertain origin resulted In slight damage yesterday afternoon to a window shade and curtain In the residence, of C. F. Wandell 330 South Division. case on a basis that no fee would be charged if the suit failed. Officials here today said they er npr, loosed a barrage of charges a Ka>nst th« Western powers be for* lhe ^JHed control coundl'yeiUrdiy. H *P*.!'ts of th« preceding* ifere d»- ;'«yec'. until today. Authorities Europe Hearing Political Chaos Senate Committee Urges Quick Action On Stop-Gap Aid lly JOHN STEKI.K (I'lllled Prrs, staff Correspond nit) WASHINGTON, Nov. 22. <UP)— ,'M»« Senate porelxn Relations Com- eral Compress here, snld today tlmt I inlUce solemnly called on Congress men explained here today, for when millers experience spinning elllfl- ciilties with It. they will blame this area for turning out a poor crop. Willie the cotton men admitted that the presence of California cotton here had been known for approximately a month, first reports came from West Memphis yesterday when Harvey Adiuns. sccrctury- managcr of I lib Agricultural Council of Arkansas, (old a Memphis newspaper reporter that his "telephone wires have been hot from calls by Eastern Arkansas farmers" about tlie 1700 bales shipped lo Blytheville. W. P. McDantcl, manager of Fed- none of the California cotton has been received at that warehouse. "We are a pilblic warehouse — bonded, licensed and doing business under the I). 8. Warehouse Act," Mr. McDanlel sn "Anyone Sokolovsky charged that the Marshall plan aimed "at subjugating the economy of the American, British and French zones of Germany to Anglo-American monopolies, and converting those regions Into a military and industrial base of Agio- American Imperialism In Europe.™ The eventual aim', the Soviet commander charged, was the use of such a base "as means of putting pressure upon European states which refused to be enslaved by American and British monopolies." Those objectives, he said, were expected to be achieved by "relying on big German capitalists V/K, helped Hitler seize power and supported his sggreMlve policy." Crude Bombs Exploded in Rome Streets Marshall Given Degree at Oxford British Approve Secretary of State's Views on Democracy BV R. H. SHACKFORD (United Press Stiff Corespondent) OXFORD, Eng., Nov. 22 (UP)— Secretary of State George C. Marshall told a cheering crowd of educators at Oxford University (oday that thc |ast war proved that the democracies could meet the big tests when they come. Marshall spoke at a colorful ana Impressive ceremony after an honorary degree of doctor of civil law had been conferred upon him. The ceremony took place In the presence of British Prime Minister Clement Attlee. who made the trip to Oxford for the occasion. The chairman was Viscount Halifax, chancellor of the university ana former ambassador lo Washington, who described himself as Marshall's 'old and wartime friend." The formalities were conducted In Latin. Marshall wore a crimson ankle-length gown. He was surrounded by the top professors of Oxford, who wore khclr brilliantly colored robes. After receiving the degree Mar- precinct headquarters of the Uomij shall spoke briefly. He paid a mov- Qualunque. Only the shutter of Ing tribute to the late British field lhe d °°r was damaged, marshal, GIr John Dill. Marshall Police said both bomb* WC re said that more than any other man i smlli l. crudely made and Inexpertly in his knowledge Dill contributed' laid - T1 'e damage was so smalt to Anglo-American understanding "" J "" ' " during the war. ROME, Nov. M (U.P.)—The political police squad Investigated two bomb explosions at thc precinct headquarters of the Christian Democrat and Uomo Qualunquc parlies today to determine whether tlie nation-wide campaign of communist violence had been extended to Rome. The first bomb went off at 10 P. m. last night at No. 9 via Ravenna, precinct headquarters of the Christian Democrat Party, led by Premier Alclde de Gasperi. A wood- and about 10 windows broken. Fifteen minutes later, a bomb went off in front of the door of No. 26 Via Giovanni da Procida, a precinct headquarters of the Uomo who wants to can ship In cotton from any, place and we are obligated to receive it. "At the present time, we have received none of the California col- ton. As far ns we know, there Is none headed our way," ho stated, Kclton Francis, munnncr of the Blytheville Compress, said he knew nothing of the situation, and declined further comment. H. C, Knappenberter, fnrimr secretary of the Mississippi Coun- ly Farm Bureau, said this morn- Ing (hat the Farm Bureau will take lome »ort of action on Ihe matter at IU utate meeting In Ultle Rock Monday »ml Tuesday. f»i!p::::"t of the California cotton "has l>ccn known here some ho said. "It Is »' very .dition." igcKold, Annoi'e] planter Vice president .of : lhe County "Fhrm Bureau, .e matter had been turned 'over to the Agricultural Council of Arkansas by a group ol farmers because they felt It was "more in their line." Cotton men here pointed out that the Irrigated cotton grown in California Is of shorter staple, has less lenslle strength and generally sells ior less than cotton grown in the Mississippi Valley. Millers claim the Irrigated cotton has different spinning characteristics than rain-grown cotton and docs not absorb- dyes at the same rate. A niylhcville buyer explained tlmt Mississippi Valley cotton has a spl- riil fiber that gives it good spinning characteristics and results in greater tensile strength because the fibers twist together in making of thread. California cotton, he said, has a straight fiber which twists less satisfactorily into thread of less lenslle strength. A federal law — the National Warehouse Act— prohllills sutisll- iutlun of cotton. The shipment of California cotton has hctin reported to H. S. Vnhe •( WiisMiiBtiH], I). C., administrator of the Warehouse Act, anil J. W. I'ickens of l.ittlr Rock, In charge of administering the act In Arkansas, H cotlnn dealer said. Previously, -especially during the See CALIFORNIA on 1'age 10 today for immediate approval of the $87,000,000 emergency foreign relief bill to avert "political chnon in Prance, Italy and Austria. In * report unusual in its urgency, the committee said recent Com- munlst-lnsplrcd riots In Hnly nn d the grave cabinet crLiU In France have nnulc It Imperative for Congress to act at once on tlie stopgap aid measure. The current turmoil ahrnad, lhe report salil, "dciiKimlnilM once ugaln that tiler,, are force* actively al work which are uiliu hunrer and cold ts a meaiu or creating political disturbance* 'and confusion.** Tlio committee headed by Sen. Arthur H. Vnndcnbcrg. R., Mich warned that unless food, fuel and fertilizer arc provided quickly, "the twin specters of hunger and colt attended by political chaos woulc threaten Western Europe." Th c foreign relations committee also pleaded for early action on the four-year Marshall plan for European reconstruction which •MV cast as much as $20,000,000,000 ^jE It emphasized that a,, v Qte fur' " emergency b||l would '.not oljl mcmbei-s "of congress to supportf'ttte controversial long-range plini a well. The foreign policy pri-commrn- dallon was lulled (o buck up Ihe committee's recent unanimous approval of the fmul-and-fuel bill. II c.\mr. In Hie wake of the French National Assembly'* re final In accept ifed Socialist l.railrr Leon Blum as Premier, llms leaving France leaderlcss. Thc senate Republican leader ship hns pledged Itself to an all out effort to get a final vote the stop-gap aid bill by Thanks Riving Dny. Debate will open o th 0 Senate floor on Monday. Th House Foreign Affairs commit tee hopes to send legislation to th floor early next week. Thc Senate report hit obliquely at plans of anoliinr congressional committee Lo "screen" foreign aid proixxsiils In light of food commodities available here for cx|>ort. Tlie foreign relations committee declared lliat requirements already have been "carefully screened both at home and abroad and the i\- Blytheville's Maximum Temperature Was 54, and The Minimum,53 Degrees NlKhl and dav durinir the n«t Toms "were^listing »Si,.We SSj Marshall closed with one general statement about democracies alter observing how wonderful it had been that despite violent disagreements during the war the Americans ana British always managed to reach an agreement. "It Is very Impressible to t!ie world todav—and It should V- of great significance—that the democracies, when the really great tests come, can function satisfactorily to meet the issues," he said. did not know what Mlslslppi County's share ol the funds would be If Ihe suit Is sucessful. Other sources Indicated that the amount might be between $50,000 and $75,000, possibly more, since the allocation probably would bt on* of the largest. Bandit Wounds Retired Mississippi Professor WEST POINT, Miss., Nov. 31 (UPI —Mayo McKay, 52-year-oM retired extension horticulturist At Mississippi State College was In a critical condition today, victim of a holdup on the college campus. McKay was shot once with a .22 caliber rifle yesterday by a young Negro identified as Roosevelt MeGee, 18-year-old clean-up boy «t "the ihack,'? tampui caf«. they said, that they wanted to see were polit- whcthc: leal or the bombings "Joke." Missco farmers Set Up Community Committees Returns from elections held yesterday in 26 Mississippi County communities to elect community agricultural commlltecmcn and delegates to the county convention , are being tabulated today, D. E. lo Blytheville and vicinity. rlslng and setting for a mer e one-degree change In temperature provided little helpful indication o fthc difference as far as tlie weather was concerned. The mercury reached a high of 54 degrees here yesterday but on the trip down during last night went no lower than 53 degrees, ac- PAHIS, Nov. 22. (U.P.)— 'resident Vincent Auriol des- gnutcd Robert Schuman, a "opular Republican, today to orm H new government, a ask at which Leon Blum, ' probably tlie nation's most espcctcd elder statesman, nid failed. A hew government was urgently ceded, because the nation was wltli- Jiit a leader in tlie worst crisis of he Fourth Republic. Communist- ed unions had pulled 750,000 men out of Fance's most vital Industrlej and a strike was rapidly crippling •ho railroad system. Schuman, 61, finance minister in he cabinet that fell Wednesday, snld he did not reject or accept tht iremiershlp when he was designated o try to form a new government Dut he said he would give Auriol a "yes" or "no" answer before thi National Assembly meets at 3 p.m. If the answer is "yes," Schuman said, he will go before the assembly at 5 p.m. for a voto of confidence. Blum failed by nine votes last night to get a vote of confidence, probably because he denounced the De GaulU movement. Blum Falli By Nine Vote* Blum received 300 votes, but needed 300 for an absolute majority required under the constitution. A total of 217 votes was cast against tllllK . I Before he offered th* premiership to So human. Auriol tried U get two olher men to accept it. Both refused for "reasons of health." They were Andre Marie, radical Socialists.minister of Justice in thi mount requested In not seem excessive." tlie bill does Tuberculosis X-Roy Unit to Be Here on Monday The Mobile Tuberculosis X-I!ay Unit will be in Blytheville at the Health UnlJ. Monday, Nov. 24, for retakes of the 400 xrnys taken In September which were ruined in the developing. The unit Is coming back to retake the x-rays of the teachers and others who have a notice from the State Board of Health stating that the X-ray film was ruined. They were urged to return and have a retake made. Also any person who has not had an X-ray m.idn this year can also have one made Mon- cording to Robert E Blaylock of- <l!>y> ll wns ann <>unced today by Mrs. flclal weather observer. ] c - °- Redman, executive secretary A diurnal variation — or daily change in temperatures from high to low—of only one degree Is an unusual occurrence and Is generally caused when a layer of clouds covers the sky and blankets the sun's rays. The upper surface of the cloud layer absorbs part and reflects part of the sun's heal, preventing It from striking the earth and causing a variation In temperatures. A light rain last night brought onc-tcnlh of an Inch of moisture Roblson of the Production Marketing Administration .office here; announced this morning. Completion of the tabulation h expected this weekend, Mr. Robison said, and results of the elections will be announced Monday. of the Missistppl County Tuberculosis Association. The clinic will be located next lo the County Health Office on Ra:) road Street and will be open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Mrs. Annabcll B. Fill, county health nurse for North Mississippi County will assist State Health Deparment X-rny technicians with the clinic. most vital Industries, began' U spread rapidly In Paris. Fourteen . thousand school teachers went" oul yesterday. The G a re d6 Lyon. wnlcti handles Marseille-bound train traffic was running In and out of Gar« du Nord and police announced saboteurs had cut the telephone lines linking the forts of Hosny and Nolsy-lc-S«c In the working clasj suburb of Monlrull. These strikes and the lack of • moderate leader In Hie government appeared to be leading th« country to a showdown between Communists and De Gaulllsts. Bloody Civil War Feared The result of such a showdown, aj bolh. Blum and his predecessor, Paul Hainadlcr had warned, mlgtil be a bloody civil war. Speculation swept Pails that tlie " assembly might dissolve Itself and call for an Immediate new election, so thai the people could decide the Issue. Under [he constitution, a nr» election will not be held until nexl May. But the iissembly could, bj two-thirds ^majority, dissolve itsell ami amend the constitution to provide for an election at once. ", In the midst of tlie wi -jt crisla since the end of the war. the ministry of interior announced that four bl«r arms caches had been discovered around Bordeaux. Four farmers were arrested and charged with hiding five machine- guns, 15 tommyfuni and other arms »nd ammunition. Some 750,000 workers were still out In Communist-led strikes, inln which the first violence was Introduced yesterday. Several hundred men tried to fight their way Into two plants In Paris, where only part of the workers had obeyed the communist call to walk out. Police fought off a mob that tried to Invade a Citroen automobile plant In Paris. Three policemen were wounded and 14 persons ar- resled. Eleven members of a mob that tried to break into the Thompson-Houston machine tool plant were arrested. New York Stocks AT&T CLOSING STOCKS 153 1-8 Weather 26 Farm Bureau Delegates To Attend State Meeting Chrysler Twenty-six members of thc Mis- Gen Electric slsslppi County Farm Bureau wiU! Gen Motors ARKANSAS— Cloudy, occasional leave tomorrow for Little Rock to attend a two-day state convention, U. G. Nash, president of the Bureau announced today. The convention will open Monday. The members, all appointed as delegates from (he Mississippi . will fleet among nd .-.older NorlhweU portion to- ! Ihemselves 18 voting delegates to night. Sunday mostly cloudy and.! represent this county during Ihe rains except snow or freezing rain County Bureau, continued *oi<t. | tonvention, Mr. Nash said. Amcr Tobacco 693-8 Anaconda Copper .". 357-8 Beth Steel 99 I.. 62 .. 35 7-8 .. 58 3-4 .. 55 3-8 ,. 13 3-R .. 86 1-4 E 3-8 .. 27 3-8 ., 10 1-8 .. 16 7-8 Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum ... Studebaker Standard of N J ... Texas Corp Packard 76 1-8 Anderson Fears Meat Shortage By Next Spring WASHINGTON, Nov. 25. (UP)— Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson predicts a meat shortage for next Spring, but sees little likllhobd of an over-all food shortage. He told (lie Joint Congressional Economic Committee yesterday that meat supplies will be "critically short" in March, April, May and June. They may continue "low" alt year, he said. . Anderson said Americans,- now eaMng meat at »n annual ra^> of 156 pounds per person, will have to get aloflg on about 20 per cent !css. But he was "greatly encouraged" by recent reports on crop pros- pccls and said a genera) food shortage is unlikely unless there !• » "disastrous" wheat failure.

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