The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 2, 1947 · Page 1
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VOL. XI. HI— NO. 2-10 Soviet Papers See Bleak Year For Democracies High In Praise Of Conditions, Outlook For Russia ™* DORMANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEA ,wL NRA « AMn «™ ^i"™-* 1 ^^ ^^ BlythevlUe Dally Newi- Blythevllle Courier BlythevlUe Mississippi Valley CRONKITK Unilcil 1-,-ess 5ji :irr Corresiroinlent MOSCOW, jail. 2. (U.P.)— SJo- vicl newspaper.-; today saw 1947 as « bleak year for capitalist coun- tncs, leading Uicni into an economic crisis. "The iiciv year docs not pro-n- ise bourgeois countries anything good," the Army newspaper R'*ct Star predicated. Red star forecast, falling |>,-o- diiction, growing nnemploym; nt mid pauperization of tlie masses in tlic capitalist, countries as they moved Into n critical period. To Improve Conditions The outlook for the Soviet economy. on the other hand. Is bright and Soviet world power Is ::t a new high, tlie newspapers said in their New Year holiday reviews. They .said the 1947 emphasis would be upon Improving living conditions at home and democratic conditions for peace abroad. Hed Star said Russia lias the vivtucs of a "creator and builder." There was general optimitm about the prospects for international cooperation. Red Star saw the anticipated capitalist economic crisis and events in India Indonesia. Indo-China and China :<s typical obstacles "for the quickest regulation and solving of all postwar problems." Several newspapers warned That the forces of international reaction had been weakened but still were frying to break down the democratic Soviet foreign policy. The Moscow Bolshevik said democracy must remain constantly watch'.ul of "the atomic bomb manufacturers." ; Heap On Self Praise 'The campaign of setting peoples upon each other . .. . lost: Muteness as some statesmen are bcirimiiti(f to understand that the military psychosis and slandevlr.g of tho Soviet Union is a slick with two ends." Alexander Oalln wrote- in Red Star. T7,vestia. the government paper, commented, "If the year 1946 was a year when the foundations of peaceful -regulation of post .war problems were made, when . the young organizations of the United Nations began to strengthen nnu acquire real force — all this is oon- sidcrablo measure if tho Iruit of the efforts and- goodwill of th» great Soviet power." Galln in Red Star said inler- national agreements reached at the UN resulted from mutual concessions "after the Anglo-Amr : .-i- can block was convinced that it was Impossible to turn the Soviet Union off its democratic positions . . . and that neither dollar nor atomic diplomacy was an effective instrument for solving differences.' Izvcstin reviewed the accomplishments of Soviet reconstruction and plans for greater things in 13fi. which, it said, must be a year for the "successful surmountii 1 -; ol difficulties in the sv)hrrc o; material-life conditions of the toilers." MISSOURI JANUAUY •>, 11M7 Rep. Hoffman To Seek »i ,• , j*o«**- x*.«.-. ; ™— Stt^ffi 1 "' To Investigate $225 poo Expansion Program Rayburn To Lead >. ,.. ..... For Missco RE A During 1947 ™l uw " IU Lcau Demos; WASHINGTON, Jan. 2— HJ!'> — Rep. Clare E. Rodman. n., Mich., announced today he would introduce legislation I,, the new congress to outlaw the flood of suits filed by labor i.'nions for relroac- llve i>ortal-to-!>orlal pay. Suits filed thus far ask a total of more than $1.000,000.000 In back wanes for the time spent in preparing for work and in travel (line. The recent w ave of suits fta.s- touched off by the Supreme Court decision In the Ml. Clemens Pottery Company cnsc. Hoffman said the derision opened the door lo "n multiplicity of suits Involving the payment of billions of dollars which the employer had ;io reason to expect lie would be required ( o pay. and which the employers never expected to receive." He .said (lie suits were "shakedowns" whose results would be "national economic disaster." ContinueHearing * For Dyess Youth Hope To Hear Case This Afternoon At Osceola A preliminary hearing on charges of murder for Richard Halfacrc. 10. of Dyess. held in Osceola for the fatal shooting ot his father Christmas Day, was continued until this afternoon. Deouly Sheriff Dave Young of Osccc-la said this mcrnins. Slated for 10 o'clock this morning, thc hearing was continued when unfavorable weather and bad road conditions kept members of thc Half/acre family rrom coming to Osceola from their Dycs s farm, Deputy Sheriff Dave Young of Osceola said. The youth admitted shooting his father. Andrew Halfacrc. 43-year- old farmer, with a .22 caliber rifle Drc. 25 and gave as his reason the m.iltrealment of the family by the dead man. Halfacre I.JL dic<| in Little Rock Sunday night. ™ of a bullet wound in thc neck and services were held for him yesterday with burial In Bassctl Cemetery. Investigation of thc shooting Is being continued. Deputy Sheriff Young said this morning, with no new developments to date. Half- acrc was reported to have shgned n statement before he died absolv- S ing his son ot blame for the shoot- |11B ' ', Jk. N. Y. Cotton ope:i high low 1:30 Mar 3242 3279 3235 3274 May 3181 3225 3180 3225 July 3C27 3080 3027 3080 OH 273S 2779 272(1 2779 IX'C 2f>«5 5.783 2CT8 2733 Election Activity Of CIO, Reds Will Ask Justice Department For Full Investigation WASHINGTON. Jan. 2-<UPi A speclnl House committee which investigated !|ic November elcc lions today accused (io CIO iniloiui, ^ 00 > )nrilllvc wns looking toward an 12 corporations nnd the Connnun- """, R "'\ l !' f . 100 1WI ' ccllt cov - ist party of violating the Corrupt '" fe ''. ° Mf-«|ip| Count, brln(r- IVncllces act. , K electrical service lo every fnrm It Sllirt it u'nulrt nut I Im lunlr... lln " >p - Hold Services For Mrs. Hodges Osceola Woman Dies Yesterday Following Long Illness Services for Mrs. Ethel York Hodges of Osceola were held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon nt thc Swirt Funeral Home there. io!l|v- ing her death early yesterday morning. She was f>fi. The Rev. w. V. Woniack, pastor of the Osceola Methodist Church, officiated, assisted by the Rev. L. T. Lawrence, pastor of (he Presbyterian Church there. Burial was i» the Ermcn cemetery at Osceola. Wife of Samuel M. Hodges, prominent Arkansas newspaperman :>nd formerly editor of the Osceola Times, Mrs. Hodges died at - - . - -- .... 12:30 a.m. vesterdfty at the Mem- ed ls a * 5000 ' lnc f° r an orgnniza- Phi s Methodist Hospital where she llon anrt H * ! *« t\nc or one year's had been a patient since Nov II ' imprisonment or both, for any of"- "-•'• " ' 'iccr lor each violation. The Communist party could be fined $10.000. Its officers, if con- be fined $10,000 or two years imprison- H stiid it would ask Ihc Justice Department lo Investigate them. Thc C a m p a I g n Expenditures Committee charged the unions and corporations with violating a sec- lion or Ihc act prohibiting any corporation or union from makiiiB contributions in connection with any elections. It charged the Communist party with violation of the act by failing to report, Us campaign expenditures to thc clerk ot the House ns required by law. He snlrl they included Ihe National Maritime Union. American Communications Association, United, Electrical Radio & Machine Workers, Amalgamated Clothing Workers, American Newspaper Guild, Unilcd Public Workers, Transport workers union and the teachers union o/ the United Public Workers. Names of the 12 corporations were not disclosed Immediately. Barker snld the committee's report would be turned over to Attorney General Tom C. Clark "sometime today.'' The report was -signed by Committee Chairman J. Percy Priest. D., Tenn., and Reps. Orcn Harris, D., Ark.; Carl T. Curtiss. R., Neb., and Frank Fellows', R., Me. The possible penalty if the unions and corporations are convlcl- Mr. Hodges died Dec. 13 following a heart attack suffered njile visiting Mrs. Hodge., a t the hospital. Because of her 'condition she was never informed of her husband's death. She had bee n a resident of Osceola for the past 30 years, coming there In I91G following her mar£l«Ee lo Mr. Hodges in Serialia. A member of the Methodist Church, Mrs. Hodges w - ns Mso a ' ° [ tlic ° sccoiit pr °- sllrvivctl '«' Samuel \f «' a w. amue M. Hodges Jr.. of Osceola: two sis- tors. Mrs. R. M. stovall of Mem- Phis and Mrs. Joe Runkle of Los Angeles. Calif.; a brotllci , ° Hom ^ r, l ?f L ° UiS ' M °" a » cl a »° t ''- er brother of Scctalia. M O . Contributions Trickle In For Chest Fund Contributions lo the 19*7 Community Fund made during the first t«-o days of thc year totaled only SH, raising the total amount of the fund s 0 far to $925022 Ne«- contributions- include: I'revlously reported Jack Finley Robinson C. C. Councillc , Mrs. Leon Smith . '.', Totiil 59245.22 10.00 2.cin 2.00 victed. could sentenced to ment, o r both Thc report said the 60 unions contributed about *50,000 to the greater New York Political Action Coordinating committee and thc New; York 'Counts American Labor Party Campaign committee. Both committees supported Rep. Vlto Mareantotiio, A-li., N. Y., in his successful re-election campaign. The House committee, which also has been investigating Marcan- lolno'.s campaign to determine if any irregularities were involved. said Tuesday It could not arrive at a decision because of lack of time and witnesses. H said the witnesses were tied up by a grand Jury investigation of a n election day slaying in Marcantonio's Manhattan district. Barker said lhat once the committee's report has been turned over to Clark, it will be Up to Ihc Justice Department further steps. to take . He said normal procedure would be for the government to hold Its own investigation and then present Us findings to „ grand jury. Victory gardens furnished #> per fresh vegetable sup- United Slates during cent of the . . the the war. Magician Pilots PlahelntoHome But Miracle Man Saves 23 Lives By AI.KKKTA TRTJI.OCK " UC " PrCSS Hl!<rf Correspondent ^^ occupants of (I Mrs. Birtic Hill who landed in .the housewife*- -a peace crcha:d buried in rtcbris and five members of Calvcrfs troupe of magicians were injured. All will recover physicians said! Calvcrt, a veteran and pilot stage performer ol Los Angeles barnstorms his troupe throughout thc country. He suffered a broken leg after being knocked clear of the plane, luckily within hearing of Mrs. Hill. He heard her cries for help and rtcspite his pain pulled her free from the ruins of her house and his plane. •Mrs. Hill said that she heard the drone of thc motor as it approached her Jioiisc. She thought it sonneted like the engine of thc streamliner which passes hear the house daily around 7:30-p.m. "The next thing r knew I was pinned down and suffocating." Besides Mrs. Hill and Calvert, the others Injured were: Robert C, Jones, 38, Birmingham. Ala.; Miss Bobby Boggcman. 18, San Diego. Calif.; Miss Pat Zentz. 31, Baltimore, M3.; Richard Bennlck Jr.. 18. Columbia', S. C;.; antl Betty Myers, 21, Hagerstown, Md. Calvcrfs pliT.e "Mystic Lady" had left Richmond. Va,. carrying the troupe for a performance in this city. The pilot apparently mistook thc lights of a slow moving of fog and rain. Mrs - I. 1111 was washing „,.,„,.,, and talking to her daughter and •wm-m-law M r .and Mrs. C. S Sid- son-in-iaw Mr .and Mrs C S Sid- '« u ""wm held thc cold ler. who with their four children 11 ' Bllt ' wilh n reading of were in another room. grccs aftcr ll 'c Ihcrmomctt ler room Tile plane smashed into i,,, house carrying the kitchen anc an adjoining bedroom some 15 yard into an orchard. Those in thc oth cr hall of the house were i even scratched. Calvert said he tric.l for alti turte when hc found that hc was still a distance from thc runway, but the motor failed and hc couldn't pull out. Calvert was tossed out on thc icy ground. His co-pilot. Jones, was Smith .11. pinncd_in his scat. The other passengers were bruised and shaken up. Calvert hoard Mrs. Hill shout "Help, get me out of here." He crawled almost 50 yards, frantically Cr ™ 011 - c .--.,., *..^ debris that ered her. Calvert has been showing his tricks for almost half of his 35 He was 60°. years. During thc war hc cntcr- him to be a minister. At Richmond, Lt. iwner of G. Clark ------ -•• - the celling was only C0 0 feet, visibility one mile. — .-, IK • i IULIII, Ort IM that the plane only had enough r six and, one half hour; - electrification in Mississippi Couniy duritiK 1910 was increased by the Installation or 105 ul'es of new lines which brought electrical service to COO new customers, II. c. KnaPpcnbeiRCr, manager of the Mississippi County Electrical Cooperative, said yeslcr- M I'cr Cent ('overate In listing additional Installation of lines and equipment contemplated for this year, Mr. KnannenbcrK- cr pointed oul Mint Ihe Electrical Cooperative was looking toward nn At present, he snld, 65 p cr cent overage IIHS been completed with 5GS miles of 72.000 volt lines In operation serving 2200 customers. The territory now electrified ex- lencts Iroin Huffman to southeast of Lepniilo iiiirt across tdo county within Unit area. This arc'u was allocated the Cooperative, by the Ar- kan.vHs Corporation Commission. '"Hie Mississippi County Electrical Cooperative 1ms the highest average consumption In the state anc! bus more miles of lines In this VOUIHV than 1U iy other clei transmission lino acrow Hlg I^ike from Redman's Store west of Uos- »ell (o the Buckeye alii norlhr-iisl of M;uill«. To Spend »».2!i.OOO The ordering of 11 NPVV sub-stu- l<on on the Dell road this yenr Is conlcmplnled In order to carry the added IOH<( Imposed by the fnsltil- iiitlon of the new llnc.s, Mr. Krtuti- IH-nbeigfr said. Additional equipment to be brought into use In 1047 nlso Includes llw Icistiilliiilon of two-way rndlo communication between the Cooperative O rflee and trouble I nicks. Completion of this installa- 1 mi Is expected by (he middle or ---„.. i, t , y vriiii,i I'lttlil iLHI unity," Mr. Knappeiibcrger slat- Another HO miles of lines are ed. the year. Headquarters site for thc radio trnn.snilK.slon equipment was purchased lust year mid will also be used us a materials and pole yard. Ksllinnlr ( | cost or Ihe Increased 1947 Insinuations Is $225,000. Mr. KnapixMihergcr said. Last year's Installations were i«^de at a coul or $120.000. Addltloniil electrification of •' homes will Increase the need purchase ot elcctrkul equipment for those homes. Mr. Knappenberger pointed oul lhal within a year's time, ciich or the new customers would spend an average of $155 on household eleclrlcal cqulp- i .j , V , ~"" """••> "i i"«cs urc ment and Mint nearlv all or Ihut ^e d. ',-n " 1Kt ,',""! U °» »"» y^r, 'money would be s,,ent 1, niy " ic 5,ii«. ihijj w j|| include EI new Y"'- f - —— i - m _ -^0 SchoolstoOpen Tomorrow •FollowliiK a one-day extension of thc holiday vacation because ot unfavorable weather, nil Blythe- vlUe schools will open tomorrow, it was announced this morning by Superintendent of Schools W B' Nicholson. Mr. Nicholson said that the Senators Hope To Stop Bilbo Republicans Seek Way To Prevent Scat- ing Of Mississippian WASHINGTON. Jan. 2 -(UP) — 'Hie Senate Republican Policy .«.. »ii:iiui.ioii SBKI mat the Committee decided formally toduy school administration 1ms no fa- Io lr J' to prevent sen. Theodore G. sire to Jeopardize anyone's health e aones ea . .. ss., from Inking hi for ttie s«ke of perfect attendance 'i*nl when Congress convenes to btit It is felt at the ^.i v *» ,.-, , t n, I.JUIL LI ic WCnVncl is clearing sumcicntly to make nt* tcndsnce sate for school children'. He added that according, to The superintendent emphasized that this announcement applies to all "schools In thc Blythcvlllfi sysir tern. Highways Edging Back To Normal Slowly Rising Tern- ' peroturcs Helping To Remove Ice, Snow (By Unilcd Press) High w a y transportation \vni creeping back to normal In Arkansas today us slowly rising temperatures thawed snow, sleet and ice covered roads, but virtually nil airline flights were grounded until weather conditions Improved. Rain was 'Hilling generally .ivev the state this morning, nnd w.ii'incr Icniprrnliircs were working luck way slowly oul of the sub-frce/mc? levels. The mercury yesterday held a close margin In the 20s and .'ill's and both thc high and low rcnci'np.s at Texarkana were 32 degrees. Arkansas Motor Coaches, Cin-y. hound. Missouri pacific Trail ways Santa I. L ., and Southern Motor Conches ;cported practically all their schedules buck lo normal Continued rain «;i ( | low ceilings however, grounded virtually ill flights of three major airlines o >crating !n Arkansas. American Airlines and BranifT Airways were operating no fllghU Chicago and Southern had KIIS-.ended all night operations, but' officials said if weather conditions improved, two flights might. Ix- ori ••- ! nalecl in Lltllc nock late th : s af- tcrnoon. Morrilton held thc cold record 23 rto: — -••*- >"^< ...omctcr had lilt 33 yesterday. Camdcn came next with a low of 2-1 and a high oi 32, then Jiatcsvllle 25 and 29, Hirri-wi k[I . 28 and .10. and Little Rock and not Monliccllo 20 and 30, Fort Smith 31 and 33. and Tcxnrkann 32 mid 32 Precipitation—mostly rain-ro.n.^- cd from a trace at Morrilton to .8 nt Camdcn. Others Included Loaf_.B1, MonlicelU) .78. Batrsvillc .61, Newport .60, Little .64 Rock ., .41. Harrison .38 and Kurt Hold Dcnbow Services At Manila Yesterday Services were held yesterday af- Clarcnrc Dcnbow, formerly or Manila, wh died Friday night at Pine Bluff. Following services at the Pente- xstal church, burial was marie at Manila Cemelcry. Prior to his departure 10 years w -..w. vv* 1110 111-(I(1L LI,I e 'U JLrtlo •Alrport^from ago from Western Mississippi Coun*y, he operated a cafe at Manila. He is survived by two Brothers ° rf '° r ty ' hc at Manila. Franklin and Marvin Socony Vacuum •"«> sister i» V....W.Y, U..M tun.j iirt.i BI ,vni^j ' Pine Blurr and two sons in Micl Igan. Howard Undertaking was in chaise. Ion. disclosed his lnlenti,on alter nipcthu: wllli Rayuurn and other House Di'iiioc-rntlc leaders In the spsuker's offices shortly before n schcKliik'ct Democratic caucus. Hni* lt:i)biirii Will Accept The Insl-mlnute dmft-Uayburn drive developed us Republicans iis- iiml semliled lo complete their party or- unnlzullon lor the BOlh Congress. They will control the house ami senate for the first lime since Hie dtiya ot Herbert Hoover when Congress convenes tomorrow. The Republican leadership contest In the house narrowed into a two-man race today. Hep. Kvcrett M. IJirkscn. R., ill, withdrew "in the Interest of parly harmony," leiivini; only. 'Hep. Thomas' A. Jenkins, R., o.. to oppose Uep. Charles A. Hnllcck, R., j, u |,, who has enough votes to be elected. McCormiick would not say whether Rnylnmi. who previously had annoiinrcd his Intention lo support MrCornnick for the minority . B1 "». D.. Miss., from Inking ' frtorrow. Tlic Republicans voted as their llrst move lo ask the Mississippian —under fire for taking gift., from •her reports lie indrccei^s:^ *«TnmV^o" 1 " - ,S',C asMe condlUon ValkS "°™ * lu R ^ * hcn "»«r senalols te" telng sworn in tomorrow. Committee Chairman Robert A. Taft, ft, o., said Bllbo would be •nslwd'to holrt ofr temporarily un- III Iho Senate can discuss his "right to be sworn.' 1 a reporlcr who suggcste'd that _ might refuse to stand aside. Taft said; "Then n resolution' tto thh '.''"m '"> so) will carry, I B J|t frotn senate democrnls in caucus today came reports sue- gesllng that efforts to stop Bflbo Jit Ihc door might produce n fllbiis- Icr against. OOI> oiislcr attempts. II was learned Hint the Democrats discussed nt length (he poss Willy (hat RepubllcniLs would challenge Bilbo n t the oath-taking. A source who heard the discussion saul there was a feeling •• the D^mricrnts thnt. if the Hci;u>llcBiis challenged Bilbo, there would he "considerable debate" 'nft in reporting ljlc plan to «ve,t pre-nrganlznUon debate ref""" <rt l i?u tlll: " ccllsc 'l scnnlor as . Bllbo" Instead of us'.ng thc more Jbrrnni customary expression m-ntlcnian rrom Mississippi " Tart said the OOP policy com- lo f».r^. '" """ "-^'"'"'fcan con- rcrencc meeting later lodny "Unit [> be barred from a sent until Her discussion, on n date to be fixed very shortly arter the hearing of the President's message " Then. Tnft said, the .senate can •M>cnrt more time discussing "his right to be sworn, as welt us his "it lo n sent." Taft, snld the Republic:.,!, majority probably will nsk Him debate n 'i tlie nucstlon <il K eallii K I he cy c mittee had voted iinnnlinonslv recommend to thc Republi sissippian be deferred until nrtcV las juldressecl scheduled to President, Truman the congress. The President | s ,„.„„„„„ ,, oeiiver Ills state or thc union ines- •iace next Monday. If the proposed |x>stpoMoiucnt is carried out. Republicans cou;i co ahead with organization or the scnale and Inslall Sen. Arthur II. Vaiidenbeijr. R., Mich., as prcsirtcnt Pro lemporc. Tlicy then would have a majority of votes. Until new senators arc seated, the Democrats •vlll have a SO-to-Za edge. Thc GOP move followed filiiiK InvcsUKatinp bv tlic senate Wnr ~ . ot - Jl<UL war ...»L^ti^iuin Committee of a bl-partlsan repoi, artJuriRing Bilbo guffty O r llsin . r hl3 senatorial oftlcc "for personal gain." N. Y. Stocks 2:(X) p.m. qiiolalioiis; A T & T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper . . . Beth Slccl Chrysler 9 c 'i Klcctiic fonlgomcrv Ward . .. N Y Central Hit Harvester Republic steel . . . Red to Studebakcr Standard of N J Texns Corp Company Packard ti S filed .. m 1-2 . . 8^ 1--1 .. 40 5-8 52 7-8 61 I--S 18 1-8 D 3-8 I.J 20 s-a 69 1-4 59 1-2 fi 1-2 Senators Seek Way To Stop "That Man" Bilbo Tomorrow WASHINGTON. Jan. 2. (UP) — Rep John W. McCormack, D,, Mass.. snld today ho would l SINGLE COPIES FIVE ate oiilKoliiK speaker bam Hay- iirn ol •JYXII.S io Iw House Wm. - (icratlc floor louder in the new Confess. 'McCormiu'k. who was House DcrnoriiHic lender In tlio |n,s(, .ses- tatderslilp would uccept thc |»st. Hut tlicre was every Indication that Ihe Texan would yield lo the "dm ft." RMj-biim previously has Insisted he was not Interested In thc job. The way wns clear ioi 1 election ol thc remaining Republican leaders without open mid bitter flghls. House Hepiibliciins meet In conference nt 2:30 .p.m.. to elect Hulleck. A fourth contender, Rep. Clarence Brown of Ohio, took himself out of the nice. He believes he ins not received from his parly the rccoKiilllon clue for his services us ciimpiiijm director for the Republican National Committee Two current repovls arc that before long Brown will emerge as a prc-couventicm manager for ' DID presidential candidacy of sen Robert A. Taft, R,, o.. nnd Hint hc will be assigned to hend a inalor house InvcsllBiilbiB committee 'as n consolation prize In the leadership nice. Hulleck was endorsed for the leadership by Gov. Thomas E Dcw- ey of New York, ,ai-mi,her Republican presidential possibility. Semite Republicans, who already have chosen Sen. Wallace H White. Jr.. of Mulno as majority leader, also scheduled mi aftcrnooi meeting loday. rcmnlnlng monkey wrench In the Senate OOP orgunlKntional machinery—a demand by Sen. C'J'dc 75 Reed of Kansas for chairmanship of Hie Intet.vlHlc Commerce Com- miltcc. Civil Court To Convene At Osceola Monday Mississippi County's firsl. 1M7 fonrl, term will oiwu Monday at Osccohi when the Civil Division of Circuit Court Is scheduled lo convene. Following a session there, "X IHiAN W. DITTMER Crash Heroine Vfna Kay Ferguson, of Jackson N. Y.. hostess aboard Hie TWA Constellation plane which crushed near . shannon, Eire, is credited with saving the lives ot .- . - - --w..'fv k?uiinu:si .>rn? (iHy llllit surplus .war prcpJ . -2,500,000,000 hns been ;2,200,000,000.. Criticizing "sloppy" business t " ltl ?," 1 H>e coinmlttee recommend-1 ed that thc new Congress con-l veiling tomorrow set up a similar! special group to keer, an eye o, | future disposal actlvlV Mike Detailed IUpi>i> , from the best figures available I the committee said, $22,000,000 OOol worth of pioperty has been and! an additional $7,000, will be I declared siirplu 1 , ' I In Its 15-pajjc rcirart. winding upl months of Investigation; the com- 1 mlttec 1 1. Gave credit to WAA Chief L Rcbt-rt M. LlttleJohn for efforts! lo speed up disposal and Improve! the agency's efficiency 1 2.. Charged that "slipshod cper-ll atlons, chaotic admlnlstr»Uve -•-' * dltloni and unconscionable- d« have hampered the program. . 3. \VAA's entire electronic» pr'o"-4 gram "has bccfi a costly, outrageous series of Inexcusable If fraudulent, bungling." 4- WAA effort's to keep Inventor-' les ai^d propertji records )mve been a "cnUstrophle failure." •' 5. When WAA Is flnslly llquidst- ed thc monetary return /or property sold probably, 'will i» ''sol small us^to be practically .negilgi-1 most, or the survivors. Miss wn.s slightly injvln:d. Cinsh killed la. (NEA. Tolephotn.) "It Is even /possible that.thel program will, end up showthg " net 16ss to said. , the government," ' • . Praise ,, The group praised u v e efforts 1 or thc present disposal chief, War I Assets Administrator Robert . M.1 : Llttlejohii., But. It fecpmmendadl tlml congress give him /more an- " : horlty. cnylnR he .had been 1 haiiji- 'i Isopped by "constant shilllii» 'of 1 responslWIIty between B oy*rtwien officials nnd agencies." - '.'*.^ •' •The committee recoinniinded cllmlnaUqn. of alj priorities lri : buy- Ing except those for '(«defal'. 'feov- 1 crnment' agencies. It also 'advocated I legislation to prevent - spequlitxirs - "' Mrs. W. D. Cobb In Narrow Escape Quick Thinking Of ; Negro Moid Probably Saved Her Life *.- '" j ' " ""*'v > '"|i fvn-yrou&>.scnoois" Mrs. \V. D. Cobb loda}' mriv owe J^o IhUJi, j?iftkiri£ 'thwiiae''!!^ : e!fgl~ licr lllc.lo thc •:'qilick-thlnkuYx of o'^'or discount* .gr»ndttd''lo cdii^ llcr Nnafn mnld. n<uin !.««• n-hr> tatloiml Institutions. -•'••-'' •-••• . her Negfo maid. Rose . Le?> who turned off an electric nwitch Tties d« y wheit siic round her employer *?* *'frt*fl by obairm»li: Jrl<N^r;p. shockeci as her h»iid Jroic to an , ™" gh ' er ', D " Mo -' Wd Reps. Clif- clectrlc heater. Roone • V ' D '' T?ll - h '.'". 1 ' J ^*"i-i5*' touched thc-bath • room clcctrift n M n -D^^..^..' ^i/J----!.^,^??? 1 touched the bath room heater while, taking a bath, Mrs. .^.. .... ...bL.i.vnj.l , — • ......... ....... A n u.iv.., ..i.o. aullll: ul (,HC IlnQulffS and Will' .ceting today. Cobh.was unable to release her mlt additional views later „ , Z.!^l.^. P«" ?»l U ,' c l«l h »!." 1 but •' 9"" e 1. ?«» .help, ; The commit ee felt ^"thc Thc maid, rushlhi to the bath room, ; turned off the switch and MIS. Cobb fell .over' Into ihe tub. A nervous rigor followed but 16- day -she wns able ( (<^ be', up, although still quite nervbu's from her rxpcrlcnce. she Is'at her ' Home. 108 Wesl Main. .Mrs/ Gobi, said slip (1I<1 vdiat she Imd repeatedly caulibheri other members of the ranilly not to do wheji she turned, olf the heater while wet. Weather term will be held here bcglniilng | aturc loday, tonight, nn«l*FrIrliiy"" .. Zal B. Harrison, sworn In yesterday here for his second term as Circuit Court Judge, will preside at thc court terms. To preside over civil sessions ,m ill June, the new judge. Charles W Light of Paragould. will conduct n Criminal Division of Circuit Court Monday at Plggotl tor his court term since sworn hi yesterday at Paragould. Rflin during last night brought 1,17 inches of rainfall as Ihe temperature dropped lo n low or 30 degrees, according to Robert, E. Blaylock, ofllcial weather obscrv- cr. Nrbrii.skn Williams. champion innnithon walker, wore out 835 Pairs or shoes while walking 36,- nn/l ..lllnr ° miles. Wallace Warns Labor Strikes Will Lead Us Into Depression TIT ll" r- I »' r «'l j ll».v; ,>HIU l-liat Wallace, former Sec,c- begins h c considers llliniPIY'O ft llrl miu p r-A\t nr- «„« I i •,-. _ _ . , NEW YORK Jjin. 2. W Pi- Henry A. Wallace, former Secretary of Commerce [in c | now cdilor of The New Republic, warned labor today lhal extensive strikes In the new year will lead inevitably to depression nnd uncmploymMit, Tn an editorial entitled "The Challenge of i!M7." Wallace said the genuine peain between labor nnd nisinagcinenl held the grcal"st promise for prevention of n clcpres- slmi In 1947. "Wise labor lend.-r? " he said "knr.w that, strikes will lead to a depression. "The sensible course," he wrote, "is lo have government,, as a friend of management and labor get, the mil facts Industry by In-' Wallace said that as thc hands-off podoy junsiied by the administration line! the bi-partisan. reactionary bloc in Congress will lend Invitably to depression and unemployment." Such facts on prices, wages. Investment and profits could bo used by the Economic Advlstory Council, hc stiid. to make recommendations to bolh management and labor (-11 how to maintain a high level ou'.put of goods. "Such n study can be a basis, in our key Industries, for cosl-nt- wage schemes." this ye;ir 'the fillip against Fascism was not ended bv the war; It has Just begun ,viU\ the peace." "We progressives In tii c U. S. who right the Buenos Mrcs-Manna Axis as it tries lo get us into war with Russia arc not Communists. We are not Russo-Phllics. \Vc still think lhat, tlie great peril lo everything that the great center bloc of progressives holds comes mainly arics and Fasi world who arc the all rcactlon- cr the ing i»rtv the next 25 years. >ald that thc ,,i * Ize for specific actio -«v .^, o^v^.t.v, t/viikivui it^viu.L wionoay nigni niid-way oe- counly by county to. control 'Stale tween Lcachullc and Manila. His conventions from the grass roots six-year-old daughter, vita, died in UD, rather than from Washington down." wn. The condition of B«suctc Dora- If we are interested In Ideals gana, seriously burned In Ihe" fire, rather than political jobs," Wai- was reported this noon as Improv- '"-" ~ ----- 1..J-J ..- ...... • ..... -- -J --J ,- .. r , concluded, "we can lay .illnce . groundwork in 194" which hiriKhice restills in IfH.l. noh-proiltisohbols'' ' from-formjng itl , . tatlonal Institutions. ;,- .j rrhe bommlttee's '75--pagc 1 .report | ' 115 «*<J by ohairniah: p. Robney , of the findings with I sub-,] The committee felt.liiSt' the.dis- posal program bears further scru-1 tiny and recpmmentjed that ttic I new Congress set' up a .slmlliH group to continue the Investlga-f lion. - '. ..',-•'.' •- .1 The commillce said it did not! investigate the "numerous" corn-1 plaints of "petty graft,"' feut. said! these reports wire, so widespread 1 that It .w,ias the duty ol W,\'A tol tnukc a . prornpt and' trrorpughf Inquiry and remove- •---'—-'" •• • ' employes. • The. large, scale -site sales'pro| sram', the rfporl said, was a fall-1 lire because of "slipshod opcrAtlons"! and "chaotic administrative mctri-1 ods." ; .: ... I WA'A regional orflcers railed to| cooperate .with tlie Washington ol-1 ficc, wlicre It Is In a state qf."cpinpUito I disorganization," end !ri • riiany in- I stances were guilty of "'favoni5rrt;rtI not downright corruption, 1 '-" tho I committee salt). • 1 Sale of electronics equipment, on.) which the committee madei'Vp«f-1 vlous report, was descrioed .is ."a costly, outrageous scries, of -IneJC-j disable, if not fraudulent, bung- f ling." "Sloppy business methods." ttic I committee reported, resulted in in-1 consistent pricing, unreliable "andI misleading advertising, -uhexplaln-j able delays in delivery and loss Ot I public, confidence. ' Await Claimant For Body Of Fire Victim Disposition of the body pi Sera-1 pio Delgado. 35-year-old Mexican cotton-picker who died yesterday of. burns received Monday night hi :il farm house fire, was still unde- f cided early this morning. ' ) Delgario's daughter. Mrs. Benj Horocdcs of Saginaw, Mich., did not arrive l,cre this morning .a;^ was expected following reporlii that Mrs. Floyd Haralson, Red Cross I representalivc here, said lod»y th»tl she was still In contact with thc I rKMn" n ,H ! . WaS s »1 ' COt *t e clsfoii and that "American mill- gaginaw Red Cross chapter in an lli 1 S C a , Ct ". lg morc dclcrnl1 "- effort to locate Mrs. Hornedes or edly to dominate our universities, other relatives in regard to dlspos 1 our fcliiclLsls and our civilian ht- [you of Dclgado's body. ,, s -'' . , Delgado's death was thc second Hc urged progressives to "organ- in the fire lliat destroyed n farm " f "" ""•" 1 "" — """•' ....... house Monday night mid-»«y be- the fire. The condition of B«suctc Dora" Vlll chance for recovery. H* Ilieville Hospitnl

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