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VOL. XLIII—NO. 283 Los Angeles Blast Toll Reaches 15; Many in Hospitals Refrigeration System Breakdown May Have Cnused Explosion LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21. (U.P.)—Bulldozers and steam shovels ground through the debris of an electroplating plniit today, clearing- the way lor an investigation oi' the earth-shaking explosion whicli leveled a city block and left .15 persons dead and hundreds injured. The death toll was eslablishca by Coroner Ben Brown who said that the casualty figure may be revised upward from the list of critically injured.. More linn iou of the known 200 Injured reiiminea In hospitals loday. The city's worst explosion might have been caused by u breakdown in the plant refrigeration system on|y an hour eartier, Fire Prevention chief Karl n. Richardson said. Ho. said the plant was using a new plating process for aluminum which employs concentrated per- chloric acid. The acid is so volatile it must be kept under constant refrigeration. The mushrooming blast, 30 deafening that persons miles from the scene believed an atom bomb had fallen, left an estimated 500 survivors homeless. At least ICO families were fed in emergency canteens and then transferred to housing projects for the night. Many of them lost mi their possessions when the explosion tore up their homes. 300 Biiilrtings Damaged Property damage amounted to $1.000,000 and possibly may double that. The one-story O'Connor Electro-Plate Works was virtually disintegrated. A dozen homes in the same block were demolished. Tiiir- ty others were said by city bu'Id- ing inspectors to be unsafe until repaired. A total of 300 buildings were demolished or damaged. Windows were broken two miles away. A 12-year-old Negro boy riding his bicycle three blocks distant was killed by a flying pipe. The reverbrating roar and blast shook :honies_; more than--15 miles from the scene. A mushroom cloud of .black smoke made survivors think they had been struck by an atom bomb. Police and fire crews, together with volunteer workers, scrambled through the chaos of debris in a search for additional victims. Buli- dozers and steam shovels worked under arc lights last night. Some of the victims were literally blown to bits. Their remains were unidentifiable. large Ares Evacuated A spokesman for Robert O'Connor, general manager of the tmali plant, denied reports that it hart been doiiis secret U. S. Army work. "We did considerable govcrn- work during the war," he sale, "but to my knowledge we werr not on any government contracts." John j. O'Connor, the 68-year-oia owner, said the blast might liavn been from a short circuit in a vat. of chemicals. He was near collapse as he looked over the wreckage. Fire Chief John H. Aldt-rsniv said it was "only a miracle" that more were not killed. Twenty-six persons were in the plant at the time, although at other times '.tl are employed. , The blast broke gas mains anc. ' felled power lines. Occupants ol nil buildings within two blocks ol the industrial area were evacuated in fear of fire. Joycees Invite Gov. Folsum to State Meeting Governor James (Big Jim) Polsum, Alabama's youngest and tallest governor, has been extended an official to the state convention of the Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce to be held here April 18-20, it was announced today. The 37-year-old governor, who stands six feet, seven inches m height, has been invited to swell the list of outstanding young men sought to appear at the convention, the Jaycce announcement said. Contacts which led to the invitation were made by Otho Stanfield, convention, chairman, and J. T. Sudbury. a member of the convention committee. . If Governor Folsum is able to ixtlcnd the meeting, it will be Hie first time an Alabama governor has attended a state convention of the Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce. Traffic Case Dismissed On Prosecutor's Motion Charges o f manslaughter against James E. Daniel of Wardcll. Mo., were dismissed this morning at Carulhersvilte, Mo., where Daniel had been 'held in connection with the traffic death of Doyle Skaggs, 13-year-old son of VV. Skaggs of Pascola, Mo. ' The youth was killed wh'cn struck By Daniel's car as he was riding "is bicycle on a road between P.i«ola and Warden. The toy's father requested that tl.c charges be dropped and *hc hearing was r S on motlnn ° r "i" )«•"- iu attorney. Siytheville Dally Newf Blythcvtlle Courier ^^ON™ NEWSPATKH O P NORTHEABT ^KANSAS AND BOVrH^r'^^*' ^ J J W f O Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley ly-ader Wholesale Price Level Highest Since War Ended WASHINGTON, Feb. 21. (UP)Ihe government's index of wholesale prices reached a new postwar high last wcek-33.5 per cent above w, I' 01 Of a J ' car B 8°Wholesale prices have been climbing steadily ever since price controls were scrapped in November A spokesman lor ihe Bureau ol Labor Statistics said the increases would not show up immediately in higher retail prices. "Some of tnem won't show up for months because it lakes line Jo convert some basic commodities into salable products." he said. BLS reported that prices of j-eii- "?' > uul Auxiliary •machinery and cqu pment ros c 3.7 per cent from Nov. i to Jan. 1. Other increases, computed from J-"-'.. 14, were lumber, 17.3 per cent; "on and steel, 7.2; grains, 0 t; •>,!,.' 4 , : frims a"<l vegetables, •»••!, livestock and poultry, 2.7 "airy products, However, slioivecl a decline of 13.1 per ccl ', t . Senators Tangle With Boss of CIO Reuther Accused of Advocating Socia.isf System for Americans WASHiNTON,. Feb. 21.-(UI>)- lcd-lini,-cd Walter Reuther, chief "do" ungff A ^° U1 °»»« Workers bcrs of (lie Senate Lnjror Coimni't- noinlc and social "justice, mlive labor legislation, i s the we r to industrial strife. His statements drew from Sen. Robert A. Taft. H. o, hat you're arguing j,, cf | C ct for a socialist system." ,„?"'• Joseph H. Ball, R., Minn., larly d RcuUlel "s views siml- Heuther replied lhat all lit.- want- mTo work' 1 ? Ir ' CC cnternr1 ^ ""s- Before the, House labor Coin- in it !ee at the same time, Hollywood Pl'Otllicer Onll n i-» -Nfiii i . r M .,1 *jLv,ii . U. uciMiUe charged '"at the American Federation of Hadio Artists is threatening to KLYTHKVILLE. ARKANSAS. KRIDAY, l-'KBHUAUY 21, 10-17 not pu- ans- chnr-r-s ° •^ite^S.S^'ffitS: ml strike if inevitable unless the economic lot of workers is im- Proved. He said ami-strike and other "punitive" bills pendin^ before Tatt's S e,,atc labor committee attack merely the symptoms of labor unrest, not the "root .causes " Taft said free enterprise sys- lem mould force price cuts if wage increases first did not keep 'he pric c level up. Reuther cite d estimates of corporate profits at an all-time high. Taft conceded there is now a "sellers' market, 1 ' but said competition eventually «ould drive down prices It we could get the whole of American industry an(I the American farmers to bring prices Awn the same amount of money as we are asking," Reiither said, ' "we would accept that in lieu ot a wage increase. Taft Critical of CIO Logic "That's th e way the irc c enterprise system Is supposed lo work," Man. replied. "H J L doesn't we might as well go right to a socialist system. You re arguing in effect lor a socialist system. You say we have a monopoly in industry so we should have a monopoly in labor." Reuther said the purchasing Power of automobile wages i s less today that it was in 1940. He estimated all corporate profits this year at $15,000,000,000 after taxes. Taft insisted lhat Reuther' s ur- enment for higher wages was 'wrong, basically wrong.'' "What we want | s n nt higher Prices bul lower prices," Tall said) "How long iia s the American worker got to go hungry?" Reiithcr "Look, they're not hungry, 1 Taft replied. "Your own figures show that." Reuther said the' workers would not be content with Insecurity In Peacetime when they looked back at [he country's war production record ana saw what thc nation could do. He repeated that he was suggesting that w e make th c tree enterprise system work." "And I know it rtidn't work in 1929." ho added. "I know what happened in Germany then." Rcuther told the senators thc bills before them, if enacted, would ' strengthen the arrogance" O f employers "and weaken the workers." Hayti, Mo., Woman Dies In Hospital in Memphis Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in Hayti, Mo., for Mrs. Afaltlc Bell Vaughn of Haytl, wife of Harvey Vaughn, who died yesterday in a Memphis hospital. She was 25. Rites will 02 held 1 at thc Pentl- cost Church of Hayti with the Rev. Mr. Kinley, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Hayti cemetery. Mrs. Vaughn had lived in Haytl for the past 18 years. She 'was born in Henderson County, Tenn. She is survived by a son, Chester Lee Vaughn of Hayti; her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Chester Maione of Hayti; three brothers. Dolph Anderson and Paul Maione of Hayti and Ernest Anderson of Tipton- villc, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Terrell and Miss Jennie May Anderson, hour of H.ivll Lilienthal Investigators PaveWayfor S/iowc/owrT Red fan W|« In Battle to Block Atomic Board Appointment m By JOHN U STKKI.K Unitcil Tress Staff Correspondent 21." (U.P.)— Son J^ictl^Mclvelliir. 1)., '(Viui., diced the first '" ' as hoiul WASHINGTON, Feb. „. .u.i-.^-son Koimcur wcJSciim- 1) '(Viui (Wctl IcHl ot BlrciiBlli tod,,.v in his tiyht to hlock confirmation <K I), v l" ,!; lietlml of tlie Atomic Energy Commission. i-iuonumi The otfds were ngainsl McKellar + as thc Senate Atomic Energy Committee, over his pVotcsts, took up proposals lo end Ihe long'hearings on the nomination. McKellar wiml- Ulienllial Heglslers Cains AIUOIIK Senators WASHINGTON, Feb. 21. (UP) Uavitl E. Llllcnllinl gained powerful new Senate support today us a committee investigating his Illness to direct (he nation's atomic energy program voled lu end Its hearings next week. SUM. Henrys Cabot Lodge. Jr., u., Mass., announced he would - vol- 1 (or Lilienthal's conflnnulion ami Senate President Arthur 11. Van- dcnljcre indicated (hat he would do the same. ccl more time to continue his efforts lo link l.ilienthal wilh communism. Although not a committee member, McKellar informed Chairman Bouike B. Hiekenlooper, U., la, that it would be "most dangerous" to shorten the proceedings. Hickenloopcr did not agree. He told a reporter he would ask Ills of witnesses he still wants lo hear. But he toltt reporters ho wanled further Icsllmony on two major points. These were: 1. An assertion that Lllienlhal drew $200 weekly from thc Commerce Clearing House of Chicago while a member of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission. McKellar said Unit was illegal under Wisconsin law. 2. That Lllientlml,' as former chairman of the Tcimrasce Vnllcy Authority, allegedly knew Ills or-' eimlKiillon was shot through with' Communists, but refused lo slep In against them. McKellar appeared fighting a' losing battle so far as the committee was concerned. .Members seemed unimpressed by his charges' against UUonlhul. "I haven't seen any evidence produced llciug lip Mr. Lllicnthal" wilh Communism," Knowland told Mc-i Kellur yesterday. Karllcr, Ulckcn-i loopcr wrote oir as unsubstantiated McKellar's claims Hint a secret report spelled out Communist successes within TVA. Meanwhile, a spokesman for the' Atomic Energy Commission said the committee to vole al a closed scs- lengthv InVcs'limitlm, nr f± * '^!:.<!^ c », s =»'. w f'-1 *« -nUi^K^i % liam P. Knowland. R., Cal., said he | gel Ihe quits by Saturday night. McKellar declined to furnish Hickenloupcr with a complete list lieI sH " >r Lllientlml islblc to reel for' yn whlch ln| B''l como a politc 1 foot? l>:ivlil i:. l.lllcnthal (accused) * • • ball," he said. He Indicated thill some qualified executives have turned down commission jobs for fear of "wio-ertiiin- ty and Insecurity." The commission particularly needs executives with technical training for such projects as thc Onk Ridge Laboratory and the Atomic Station at Los Alamos, N. M, Al present It is operating with Army engineers but the Army wants Ihe ens-inr-crt back. Debt Payment Priorities Urged Bi-Porrisan Senate ' Bloc Favors Delay In Reducing Taxes WASHINGTON, Feb. 21. (UP) — A bi-partisan bloc of senators demanded torTay. that any slash in President, Truman's budget be used primarily to reduce the public deDt and not lo make for lower taxes. They sought to include such a guarantee.. in. ; the .^Senate's .recom- mendatiojis for 'a "celling'"on" federal spending in the 1948 fiscal"year. The joint congressional bu'n'»ct committee proposed a ceiling of $n,50!),COO,COO—or Sfl.COO.OOO.OCO under Mr. Truman's estimates. The Reputtican^rulert House approved thc S6.COO.OCO.COO slash by a 23.1-159 vote late yesterday. But the Senate was virtually certain to trim it t o £4,5:0,000,000 in response to warnings that the larger cut would jeopardiza national security. Sen. Theodore Francis Green, D., R. I., pronosed that all surplus ol revenue over expenditures be applied to the public debt, now totaling $£59.caa,oao,oo^. "It's totally uniair to unload' this huge debt on future generations," Green said. "We must began lo reduce it now wltljg times are prosperous." Green had President Truman in his corner. Mr. Trumans' firm policy has been that all surplus revenue should be used to pny oil some of the national debt instead of to reduce taxes. Sen. William F. Knowland. R.. Cal., sponsored an amendment lo apply S3 5CO.OCO.OCO to the debt. He claimed "substantial" support. 3 Oth District Senator Fills Key Spot in 54th General Assembly LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feh (Special)—Sen. J. Lee Beardcn "of Lcaehvillc. representing Ihc 30lh district (Mississippi County) in the Arkansas Si-nalo of tlie 54th General Assembly, has hit a new high in accomplishments for a first tenner. Senator Beardcii was selected^ ns administration Moor leader by the governor and within the past few days of a hectic session tho Mississippi Countiiin has obtained favorable votes on much of Ihe administration's legislative program. While Senator Bearilcri Is a newcomer In the Senate, he is not a newcomer in the General Assembly for ho served four terms in thr House and It was his House record which probably Influenced Gov. Ben Limey to pick him for an important assignment ' " 19-17 session. Proof of the wiseness of the governor's selection was shown when the ten administration bills raising additional revenues and cnllini; for the appropriations to operate slate Institutions for Ihe next two years were guided through the Senate by Bearden in a three-hour session with only a few rtlssenliiiR voles. Is Parliamentarian, Toe In the Senate for the Storm in East Claims 12 Lives Big Cities Snowbound With Rail, Highway And Air Travel Stymied By United Press The worst storm In yenrs burled most of the Eastern Senbonrtl In ^w today. It howled up fro m Ihc South riding on tnllwinris of 30 to 5n miles an hour, headed through Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania. New Jersey through sea. By dead. Weathermen ami New York, curved Nc w England and out to noontime 12 persons were had predicted it . , -,.,. lll£ UIll ^The legislator from Mississippi sections. would shift over the Atlanta North of Boston around noon, but nt mld- dcy It still rngcd, Je/ivlug behind two to ID Indies of snow and pll- " 1Brtrlrts six feet deep in rural _ East and govcrn- Washtnglon slowed lo n walk. Thc dead were scattered nloni: the seaboard, six In Philadeinhla: orces 011 w.v; .,I,H r in E teaM. to ,m m « , , 8 ,' ° f rurnl r final vote ' " thlnl """ I Businpss ' «ri,ii. , . -. ment In While representing a county that is classified in state circles as a wealthy one, Senator Dcardcn in his actions on (he /loor ami In voting B>th proposals wer out of line ^ ™°" "". l «°\ «'«« '». vollng ith thc ideas of sen. Robert A. I '\" s ."" . U ' c , l i c °. r .? ls ° '«ing the with thc ideas of Sen. Robert A. Tuft., n.. o. He stood flatly for tax 1 cuts lirst and then for debt re- duclion. Taft lavors cutting laxes by 20 r per cent. Sen. Eugene D. Millikin, K., Colo., chairman of the Senate Finance Commitlcc, said Ihc issue ol debt reduction versus tax rcliel was mostly academic. "We can-and me—going t o cto both," he said. New /Cress Store Manager Arrives in BlytheYille R. J. Morris has arrived from Mobile, Ala,, where he was assistant manager of S. H. Kress <fc Co.. to assume duties as manager ot the Blytheville branch of lhat company. ; Mrs. Morris will join him as soon as they have found a place to live. Mr. Morris succeeds Fred Mc- champion of the "little man."' Thc senator away from his legislative duties Is retiring nnd unassuming, bill once he takes thc floor lo defend or altack a bill, he assumes an aggressive allitii'de Beardcn during th e lmt week has been called inlii conference by Roy Rtalcs, speaker of Ihe House, and administration leader.'; in Die lower chamber lo untangle thc legislative jams, thai opponents of Ihe governor have erected in an effort to delay Ihc work of that body. C'lllh Is Formed He also Is frequently called In for consultation by Licut.-Gov Natlian Gordon, presiding of ficcr of the Senate, lo expedite the flow of legislation in Ihe upper house. The Mississippi County legislator, who has wide farming and ginning Interests around Lcaehvillc, has declined lo say what he will do when his four years are up in the Senate, but at least three of his supporters Ghee, who has been transfer red I hi' that body have banded" llicm- to.Hot Springs "nager^f ^the selves into „ " B e arcic ,i fofLiS- Kress store in that city. Mr. Mc- Ghcc will arrive here Sunday lo accompany Mrs. McGlicc and son. L-my. to Hot Springs where they will make their home. Armed Arabs Arrested JERUSALEM, Feb. 21. (UI 1 )—Unofficial reports said 70 Arabs were arrested today after they crossed the frontier from Egypt in two trucks which also were carrying arms and ammunition. Unconfirmed advices said the Arabs crossed the Sinai Desert and pressed on until they were intercepted by a military patrol. N.YTCotforT • 1 ' 1 ? 1:30 r. M. Quotations 3403 3408 3376 ...... S300 3305 3277 ...... 3121 3124 31M 2823 2836 2805 2735 2750 2731 ant Governor Club" and only await the opening of the lists for the 1950 elections to place the name of their candidate before the voters. 3304 3120 2S30 N. Y. Stocks 2:00 p.m. Quotations: A T & T Amer Tobacco ...!""" Anaconda Copper Beth Steel .' Chrysler Gen Electric .............. Gen Motors '.'. Montgomery Ward N Y Central '.'.'.'.'.'.' Int Harvester .. " ] ] North Am Aviation ....... Republic Slccl ... Radio '. Socony Vacuum .......... Sludebakcr Standard of N J '.'.'.[ Texas Corp Packard 172 1-4 78 1-2 41 1-4J 96 102 1-2 38 3-8 62 1-4 62 21 80 3-8 10 5-8 30 3-1 S 3-4 14 5-8 24 1-8 66 3-4 59 1 3-8 27311 U S Sled 77 1-1 three in New York; one In'Washington: one In New Jersey, and one in Connecticut. Fires imperiled the lives of hundreds. Many lle t | Inlo th c storm from bla/lng homes. . In Neiv.irt- Ihe city hospll.il's fleet of ambulances wci e snowbound by drifts blocking the doors of Ihe ambulance gnrage. Thc picture by cities: Ncw York—ten Inches of snow by mid-morning wilh IWo more Inches predicted: 8.000 workers using 893 pieces ol equipment In an effort lo keep Ihc city's 5.174 miles of streets open to Iraffic. all forms of transportation delayed; ihe United Nr- tlons Security Council called off Its scheduled session on windswept, snow-blanketed .Long Island at Lake Success. Washington—snow and icyslrcet-. crippled n|| transportation, closed Ihe schools, kept hundreds or government workers away from work, and put on police records an average of 10 Iralflc accidents .in hour. Missco Representative's Quick Answer Leaves Lawmakers in Quandary LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. Feb. 21. (UP)—The parliamentary rules book failed lo furnish Die answer as lo whether a proposal of matrimony is In order from thc floor of Iho House of Represcnlallvcs. Tlie question (iro.se as Miss Alcnc $17,000 From Missco Citizen; Blythcville is Given' Quota of $6006. and Oscoola Area, $7000 The 1917 Amci'lcnn vied (ji'oss Mil imi'liil niminilgn for Ihc siippm! o local and national progi'inns will b launched In North Mississippi cmm t.v Miireli 1 with plans fu|lln« ft) » whirlwind drive, Fund chiilrmu Noble Gill announced yesterday nf tcrnoon. A giiul nf $)O.OM has bi-oii set fi Iho Ninth hall' of Ihe coilnly. Plai made to dale call for a cuncenlrulc drive i:nlculii|e<l lo bring Hie aim imlRn (ti ncar-complellon on (h opening day. Mr. Gill said it was Ills desire t bring Ihc campaign lo n close In no lalcr Hum a wcok nfler Its lienln niliK lihDiilil conlrlblllton.s rcinnln t bo_ obtained altrr Ihc first day. The lied Croiss drive In Kuul Mississippi County Is alined nl uoiil of approximately $7,oui), Lloy Ciodluy o( Oscrola, fund ehulrniai' said totlay. The campaign there 1 sohedultMl lo gel underway Marcl 'J. he Kiild. There, loo a rapid driv Is |)liiiiii(.(l nnd Mr. Gculley snli campaign workers there would (r to bring in all conliUmllons In on week. Of the North Mississippi Cmml Goal, a iiuodi of $iiOOQ has been al located for collection In the city o Hlylhcvlllc with $.|nnu to be tmb divided nnd assigned ns ijuolns fi. outlying cdinminiltles. Those flume were arrived at by laklnjt conlrlbn lion iimoiinis for the pnnl Hire yenra mul selling quotas on Hi basis of Ihc percentngo ohtalnei from each source. Llndsoy Oiinn has bcon name fund chairman for Ulythevlllo an Jerry fae chairman of nnllyln community collections. Publicity for UIR campaign her Is being handled by the Blythevlll Junior Chamber of Commercn. In in request for cooperation (i putting over this drive, Mr. Oil yesterday said ho would like mcr chant.s who plan Red Cross wlndo\ displays during the campaign U Imvo them Veady\ prior lo March 1 A supply tit Red 'cross display inn lerlal is on hand at tho Red Cros office In Die Court House. . Word of Mississippi County, the only woman in thc 5Cth General Assembly, was defending a bill. She was interrupted when Kep. Dan Stephens of van Tiuren County, one of thc few bachelors in thc House, arose and asked: "Mr. shaker, i s a proposal of matrimony from the floor in order? " Both Miss Word and 1 S|>cnkcr Roy Males summered, and answered "yes" simultaneously. Miss Word declined later to explain whether she was speaking of the motion 01 the proposal. Chinese Proposal Assurance is Sought That Cotton Not to Bo Sold on Black Market WASTIINC.TON, Feb. 21. (UP) — UNRRA nskcd China totlay t Biiaianlcc that Its proposed cotlon purchase proRrnm would bo used t Ireneill needy Chinese, not lilac! marketeers.' UNRRA's ninc-nnlion centra committee wii.s imclcrstooci to bi Minn to ,approve- the purchasi pragrinn provided Ihe guarantee I given. China, has asked permission ti buy cotton with slfl.OOO.OOO unspcn from an original UNRRA alloca lion uf $200,000,000. The cotloi would l;e made into cloth for sal. mi Ihe Chinese open market, anc thc proceeds would he used for tin purchase of other relief supplies. UNRRA Director General I/«vel Rooks sent a telegram to UNRRA' China office asking additional In formation on the Chinese proposal Rooks said the central cummlUc. would lake final action when th rc,'/ly was received. V. 1C. Wellington Kor>, the Cht nesc nmbassiulnr. went before tin committee yesterday to plead fo; approval of the program. HP sal< Chinese farmers needed clolhint badly, ff coltnn goods were produced cheaply for Kale lo ihrm ho said. I hey In turn would sell Ihcf food more cheaply. The result In said, would IK a Ixmsl for Ihe lot Tin;: Chinese economy. Seme officials here were salt! tc fear, however, tliat favored Cliln.-S' neichants might gel some nl UK clolh and sell It ut biack market i>riccs. Rooks was understood lo luivi suggested lhat 10 per cent of tin irocecds from the sale of the clot) >c given outright to Ihc poor ant lhat live per cent of Ihr raw cotloi be given away for p.Klding. Rooks said reports thai Chin, lad asked permission to sell $200 • 000,000 In UNRRA goods on the opc'u narkct were based on a "misuudci-- Manding." Vort/i Missco Sends Youth to Tractor School Johnnie IJuclo.s Is representing North Mississirp.i County 4-H Club at thc thrce-da'y tractor matntc nance school opened yesterday at Arkansas Stale College. Joncsboro. Attending thc school are 4-H Club leaders from 25 Northeast Arkansas counties. -Earl K. Rambo. extension engineer, nnd' D. S. Lan- Irip, state club agent, are in charge of the school. Upon his return. Johnnie will Rive demonstrations at 4-H Clubs throughout Soulh Mississippi Coun- Weather IABKANSAS--Pair-and continued SINGLE COPIES FIVE 350 Millions Requested for Relief Abroad , . 21. (UP) President Truman asked Coii- Bi'cxs today to nuthorltc appropriation «f up to $350,000.000 for re. lief In ilfcoraled counlrics. Mr. Truman B ald that UNflKA rapidly closing down and "we , ,,-j ~.—~...Q Murrti MIIU %VC must not leave tho tnsk unllnlsh- "The Unlled states, in with our IradltloilK of li nnd whole-hearted resiwnse to Inimini need, ims utoott In the forefront of those who have checked Ilie forces of starvation, disease, .siifferlni! and chaos which threatened (o engulf Iho W orU In the wake of war," Mr. Truman said, "The liuik is nearly flnfelicrt. I vntjo Ihe Congress lo act promptly lo Insure that we do not won short of the goal; trat we do not liiHluiiRor the permanence of the Bains we have helped achieve." I'rosii Secretary Charles O. Ross .said Iho recommended appropriation would cover relief during Iho remainder of llils calendar your. President Truman Bald llio mosi crlllcnl period In ir.any war-rav- nged counli-les will bo this Spring nnd Summer, when UNKRA ship- incuts will have ceased mid harvests will not yet be avallr.tjlo. "Swift legislative 'action Is ricc- cssary," the President said, "If our help Is not lo come too lute." House Approves Higher Pay for School Teachers Autry Wages Fight to Obtain More Federal. Fund* for Hot Lunches BOB BKOWN'l . President said thai If The fulled lo do our purl, .'millions of human Mings will be denied tho elemental necessities of life." 15 Stales Debate Soldier Bonuses Legislation Pending Before Lawmakers; Illinois Takes Lead (lly United Press) Slulc lawmakers have proposed Iho payment of veterans' bonuses totalling 'several hundred million dollars, a survey showed today. In some stales however passage of Ihe bonus laws may be deferred iintl In still others Ihe method! of financing the banus rmut ba proved by the voters, In gcjieral, the tioinis prOj. would provide lor painxent ol cific sums lo veterans on the b, of Iho lime .Lucy spoilt In serv with larger payment* for'< Mi...., spoilt overseas. •Bonus Mils have been submitted In the slalc legislatures of Mlch- Ignn, Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Ntbraska, Minnesota, Nevada, Now Jersey, Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, south. Dakota, Indiana and Connecticut. Illinois already has passed n soldier's bonus, and payments are scheduled 1 lo begin next summer. . In Michigan, a bill has been Introduced to pay a bnmu to an estimated C50.000 eligible veterans Another bill provides tor a state bond Issue ol $270.000,000 to li- naticc the bonus. Thc governor promised to sign it when It is pawicti. .Nebraska's bonus bill calls for a special flvc-ycur lax l.o create 11 *:3,OnO.COo bonus fiintl. Iowa's SSC.COO.OOO bonus bill calls for a band Issue lo to voted on by thc people. (U.I'.)— The House passed and scnl to to- tlie governor u bill increasing the slntufnry toucher salary scale in AccoulltiR to Us author, Sen. Lee Reave.-, of Hcimllnge. tlie bill nl- io«'s Ihc Department of EducaUo'n p pay higher salaile* If aruTwh"! tho money Is available. Tho allowance for each teacher would )>o rietcimincd unAtir this new scale. • Incicasc fiom $.000 lo $1,030 for Icachois hnv.ng less than W se- mesler hours of college tialnlng; rum $700 to $1200 for teachers holding Ihrcc-ycar elementary qes- ^Illcalos mid having 1 completed more than 30 semester hours; from, »840 t« $1,470 for teachers holding four-year cletncntaiy cert;ltlcales find Inning more than 80 semester hours, y from il.ooo to $1,750 fo- enchors holding four-year elemen- Ury corllficalos or any ce'rAflcaU of higher lank based upon DO se- meslur hoiirB; from »1250 to $.' i 100 lor teachers holding uacheiar's degrees; from «I,410 to $2,5l\) for teachers holding masters' degrees, anil $:i,025 for tcnchcis hoidhi" Pir D or D. Ed- dogrees. • 3 '- J ' Ncw Duties for superintendents- Tho bill also makes tlie superln= londent of schools financial' seen;-'] tary.tif Ihe txihool district and iri-t Arrases his bond from $1,030 to S2,-l Tho bill also raises from 'sl>t to eight months : tho term nciessiiy for participation In state teachers aid; nnd sets .out higher 'teach-jr qualifications requiring that ifter Mnrch i, 1049, a 'district may receive no salary aid for t«»c h CTs. having less than 30 jsemesler horfisi of college" training . The »Hpu«e approves •', ''.•quest Former House Employe to Face U. S. Jury ' Kentictli , Fob. 21. Ronincy, former fUP>— House , scrKcnnt-ul-nrms, pleaded innocent. today to ch\ir({cs of making false statements to defraud the government of SI43.863 in tlitf congressional "bank." Federal Judge Dolilha J. Laws set Irial date for April 21. Romney was. glvch 15 rlays in which to flic motions In the case. An Indictment accused Komney with filing false statements with the general accounting office on the comn'l'on of ills office's accounts wilh the Intent to uwindlc the eovcrmncnt. Romney included In those slate- mcnls, th e indictment said, Horns purporting lo be checks which allegedly were worthless. It al^o chargca him with covering ,, p ,:„ alleged confession by Frank Mi\- noney, a former employe In the sergcant-:tl-arms office, of beini: short in his accounts. Water Pollution Film Shown at Club Luncheon A film on water pollution and t-s effects on game birds and an- rnals was shown members of the Rotary club at their weekly mect- c g blc° StCrCr '' y "° 011 at UlC Holel The film, entitled 'Mere PowW America," was made by General fr « n M, cooPO'-oUO'i with the -n, r" b 'l° Heflllh Department. "«sls at the meeting moiuaca ,f Fa ;"^" cr of Paragould. Joe try of Luxora. Bill Byrd, Verlon James of Osceola and Ch'ties •eggctt, Junior Rotarian. 24-Degree Low Here 'he mercury returned to sub- coring levels again during last ght nnd reached n low of 24 degrees for the ihlrd consrcuth -.. .,...,.-., .,,,, ....vi i;uiiLijm'ju --o-~~.< ivi me iniro. consecutlv cold tonight. Saturday partly cloudy "Eht, according i o Robert E. Slav «»<1 warmer. t lock, official wfcathcr oliserver. questing that congress '»m«hd "t national school lunch act Uu^r- mark two ^per cent of the appropriation for stale administration of the program. Thc author, Rep. I, II. A»!ry ot Mississippi County, exflal I i, llial Ihe orhrinai national act let aside three *pa one-half per cent «I the told! fund to be ustd hy the Department of Agriculture for administrate expenses. He said, however, when tho pio- gram wns transferred to the vari- 'ous state education bo&rds, the icderal bureau retained the administrative fund. His resolution would isk that the act be amended to al- tocale one an ( | one-half per. cent of Ihc total to tlie Agricul.ure Da- pnrtment for fe<lefal expenses and two per cent to state education boards for slate exepenses Autry snld lhat If these changes had been in effect, Ihls'jc»r fc Ar- .nnsas would hove received at"east >35.00o from .the federal government. f The House, \ylthout "a "dissenting vote, yesterday approved '17 budget measures lotnling slightly under >25,000,000, and the upper chamber Sec LEGISLATURE on yage 6 Fire Apparatus Manufacturers Face Indictments WASHINGTON, Feb. 21. (U.IM —A federal grnnd jury lod.iy ohnrged Iwo Inrgc companies, aijc! four individuals with conspiracy u> violate the anti-trust laws in producing -and selling fire apparatus. An Indictment named the Amer- ican-LaFrancc-Foamite Corp., Elmira. N. Y., .and the Seajraves Corp., Columbus, O. The Indict- mcnl was returned al olumbus, and nnnoimccd here by Attorney General Tom Clark. The Ihree-count Indictmeiiv. Clark said, cliargetl the defendants wilh conspiring to restni'.i ana monopolize Irtule in the industry, Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCK- ' YARDS, Feb. 21. (UP)—Livestock": Hogs 4.7CO, salable 3.5CO; fairly active to shippers ans f**' butchers. Market uneven; weights no to 240 Ibs steady to 25b higher than Thursday's average; heavier weights 25 lo SOc higher, mostly 25o higher; 15o Ibs down mostly 60c higher; sows steady to 53c higher; bulk good and choice 170 to 2to ibs '-f( ' to 27.25; top 27.23; highest since October 16, 1948. 250 to 3M Jos 20.35 to 24; extreme weights down to 25.50; 130 to 150 Ibs 23.50 to 2550; ICO to 120 Ib pigs 20.50 to !O. Cattle 2,303, salable 900; cilvcs SCO, all salable;" limited salable supply of cattle very irregular. Not enough steers to warrant mention; outlet confined to few small klilers and trader operators^ Sole sales heifers and mixed yearlings barely steady to unevenly tower ' tlwn Thursday. Including a few good kinds -around ,?o dp 23;, medium grades 15 to 18.50. . -

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