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VOL. XLIII—NO. 293 BiythevlUe Dally Newp Blytheville Courier — ratUOMMjurr NEWSPAPER OF NORTMA BT ARKANSAS AND BODTlttWr to™ ^ * * O Blyihevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader Marshall Departs For Moscow to Discuss Treaties $ U.S. Cabinet Member Doubtful of Full Accord On Germany's Future WASHINGTON, Mar. 5_(UP) — Secretary o/ state George C. Mar- rhall said today as lie departed for Moccow that It new nppearccp'ex- trcmcly doublfui whether llic Big . Four foreign ministers will complete action on a German peace treaty at tlic conference. As ho boarded hts Diane. Marshall said lie fully recognized that the negotiations on the German and Austrian peace treaties at the Moscow conference would be "ex- Irpinely difficult— and their consequences momentous." Marshall saitl It should be possible, however, to complete action at Moscow on the Austrian treaty because of the progress made by the deputy foreian ministers when 'hey met at London. "The situation regarding the German issue is quite different as the deputies so far only have been engaged in listening to the statements of allied countries concerned, other than the Big Four," Marshal) said. "So," he said, "we have yet to discuss and reach agreement on the fundamentals which will be a bfisis for the treaty. If we are srx .(• ccssful Jn reaching agreement on <• major fundamental principles. I'll ' be very much pleased. "It would appear now extremely doubtful as to whether an actual treaty draft can be completed for rction at this conference." Marshall arrived Rt National Airport at 8:45 a.m. (EST) and stepped aboard his big four-engined plane promptly at 9 a.m. after posing for photographers, talking to reporters, and saying good-bj'e [-cores o( people. Among those on hand to wish him goad luck at Moscow were Secretary of the Treasury John W. See MARSHALL on FSge 3 Senate Approves Vets Commission Beer Toy.'Increase Voted 'to Provide Agency With Funds i LITTLE RCCK, Ark., March 5. ^ (UT->—-Tlie Arkansas Senate toiiay passed 28 to 1 and sent to the House a bill creating a Veterans Service Commission and providing for a consumers tax of 50 cents a barrel on beer for its support.' The measure was introduced yesterday as a compromise among veterans organizations. It would place authority in directing aid to veterans and their dependents in a commission appointed by tlie governor and appropriate .5737,000 for statewide operations in the 1947-43 biennium. Earlier, Hie Senate had approved a bill appropriating $83,30o annually for maintenance of the present veterans service office. Approval of bnth measures now leaves selection of the veterans legislation up to the House and Gov. Ben Laney. Meanwhile, the House devoted ^» the entire morning to discussion of C7 amendments to a bill raising license fees for trucks and trailers. It adopted an amendment selling a S?5 maximum on license fees of trucks hauling up to la.OCO pounds of unprocessed agricultural and forest products and .a $51) maximum fee on trucks and trailers used for the same purjw.se. Flccman Supports Amendment Hep. J. E. Lightlc, Jr., of White County, author of the .bill, contended (hat the amendment would defeat the purpose of the measure and allow practically any trucker to buy licenses under the guise of hauling ngricultur.il products. The House defeated an amendment Light.ic proposed to his own bill to place an $84 maximum fees on farmers trucks hauling their own proiucts. Rep. E. C. Pleenian of Mississippi County backed Lightle's amendment. In the House late yesterday, inspired debate ended in the defeat of the widely-publicised memorial stadium bill, presented by Pulaskl County Rep. Bob R»cy with 75 Sec LEGISLATURE on" Page 7 Food Prices Show Enormous Gain Within 12 Months JibYTllKVlLhK, ARKANSAS. WKDNKSDAY, MA11C1I 5, 1047 Former Leachville Man Opens Dental Office Here Dr. Charles I* Craig has announced that his dental office In the Lynch building will open tomorrow. A former resident of Leachville, Dr. Craig was graduated from the St. Louis University School ot Dentistry in 1914 where he was a member of the Psi Omega dental fraternity. He received his pre-dcntal education at the University of Arkansas at Faycttcvllle and holds a. membership in the honorary dental society, Omricron Kappa Upii- lon. Dr. Cruig served in the Army Dental Corps for 25 months and was scpnraled from service last November. .„. , YORK, Mar. 5.-(UP) -^ Wholesale food prices have advanced to another new high as of March l. the Dun & ntadstrect, fn c index showed loday. The Index of 31 foods in gcn- •ral us c reached $0.77, the compa- ly reported, an increase of 15 cents above the previous week's mark of SG.G2, itself a record high. The figure compared with n peak last November of $6.4!), nnd a isvel of a year ago of $4.17. Ninelecn of (he 31 foods sho.ved icrcases, while only three deciln- Truman Becomes Mexican Tourist President- Flies Over Volcano of Paricutin On Sightseeing Trip MEXICO CITY, Mar. 5._(Uf>)_ I resident Truman made an aerial visit today to the volcano of pari- culin which was in actual eruption, sending streams or lava down the mountainside and filling' the air with angry clouds of volcanic ash. Nearing (he close of his Mexican visit, the president made a 400- :nlle, two-hour and 26 minute tour of the area around Ihe volcano, winch ha.? covered a once-tliriv- • ng valley with an ugly mantle of gray lava ash. The President's private plane fiew fjirectly over the crater of the volcano which had errupted violently just u fo-.i- hours bcfoi-". The "Sacred C.iw," the President's private plane passed 2,500 feet over the crater. The American chief executive lucked down into the boiling cone as his plane tanked around thc huge column of white, ashy smoke, 'vhich belnhed from thc crater: A molten stream of lava oozed slowly down the side of the volcano. Paricntin first erupted In February, 1943, and the most recent eruption was at 1 a.m. (CST) today. Mr. Truman's plane flew low over the counlryside, its occupants looking at tlie smothering effect of the ash which lias forced the populations of four small town's to abandon their homes. No life stirred in the.area today, ' The president's aerial sightseeing tour, also look him over many smaller but extinct volcanoes, the small city of Morelia and over Patzcuaro Lake. Giicst at Picnic When he relumed to Mexico City Airport, the President was met by U. S. Ambassador Walter Thurston. They drove immediately where Mr. Truman was guest of to tlie pyramids of Teotihuacan honor at a picnic lunch attended by members of tlie mexican cabinet headed by Foreign Secretary Jaime Torres Sodct and members of Mr. Truman's staff. The President's motor calvacade roared away from the airport under escort of 18 highway patrolmen on motorcycles and a ma- chincgun armed highway patrol car. The .President, whose popularity m Mexico City resulted in such crowds yesterday that one person was killed and 76 injured or sul- feicc? sunstrokes as they jammed up in an attempt to see him. was accompanied today only by incin- 'bers of his own party and 'Mexican officials. Mr. Truman's popularity was evidenced yesterday a t the National Stadium where a colorful fiesta Sec TRUMA\ on Page 3. Parade of Young Athletes Delayed Because of Rain ool Because of inclement wej-.'hcr, ihe parade loday of youthful Toot ball players in thc grade sch physical education program ha been cancelled, Coaoh Bill Godwi announced this afternoon. It -wa scheduled for 4 o clock and ha 1-een postponed until that tim I'iniorrow afternoon, he said. Lions See Grid Film Members of the Uons club wwc shown films of the 1946 Oil Bowl game between Georgia and University of Tulsa al their weekly meeting yesterday noon at the- Hotel Ncble. E. H. Carson was a guest at the meeting. N. Y. Stocks 2:00 pm. Quotations: A T & T Amor Tobacco \\','_ Anaconda Copper .. Beth Steel " Chrysler , Gen Electric ..........' Ocn Motors ".'. Montgomery Ward N Y Central "' Int Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel Radio '' [ Socony Vacuum .......... Studebaker Standard of N J ...... Texas Corp Packard U a Sleel !!.'."!!!."' 169 178 41 3- D3 1100 137 I- 61 5- GO ID 7 81 1 10 I 30 9 1 14 1 22 7 58 7-8 Truman Arrives In Mexico , t«;;" , o v is r " ut ccntim " imt ' Aleman, right, ToVailf ta Unn/&r Curl Y-^oircd Male, Guest lexans TO nonor ** wo™,,-* Meeting, wi _ i Gift of Permanent Wave Truman Thursday LrrrtK ROCK, Ark., Mm-. 5. '— (UP)-Curly-haired Dr. j. D. Jordan won a $50 permanent wave -at a luncheon here yeslcrdny. He Was the only mun among 400 women present. Cost Data Sought On Steele Project State and Federal Aid Promised on Airport, Park Development Next slcn In conversion of tho Army Auxiliary Air Field at Steele. Mo.. Inio a new municipal airport, public park and recreation center will be determination of the project's cest and signing of n c on- unct for the work, It wns disclosed at a meeting of the Veterans of last night. President to Receive Degree at Baylor and Make Radio Address By El) KITE (United Tress Staff CorrrsiionileiiO WACO, Tex.. March 5. (UP) — Top-ranking Texans converged un Waco today as the excited Centrxl Texas city put final touches on spectacular plans to play host, tomorrow to President Harry S. Truman. Headed by Qov. Bcihiford Jester. Sen. Tom Connally and former Secretary of Commerce Jesse Jones, top Texas Democrats were out in force, to honor the President, who re- j ceives an honorary degree tomorrow from Baylor University nnd delivers a major radio address. Waco was draped in flags, buuU ing and pictures of President Truman. Workmen were slicking, up Union Bowl, the outdoor wronu' llu " '"^eiing of the Veterans where the ceremony will take plnuo,- Foreign Wars Post there last ni and 60-year-old B'urleson Hall I Conversion, of the field tsi-fci -where the' President Will be a lunch- fP''il'soie>1 !:y steele VFW Pp»' con guest of Baylor President Pnt a "d will include the const! Neff- ; . j of a "Community House" toi Thc cily swarmed with secret ! ed ils ! > permanent home fc service men nnd uniformed oifl-j 1H ' st - «e of this building will nlso cers. Every inch of the parade >'" Bended to other civic oreaiilzn- H ' - route from the municipal airport "lions, it was said. , occurred. The building is situated to Baylor's ancient campus will b- A11 building on the field will be "" ll "" JewlKl1 lunrter. erected under a share-lhc-cost Tne resurgence of violence fol- agrccment with (he slnt e and nn- lowc d a decision by Die Palestine tional governments. Whatever Su l>remc Court refusing permission amount j s advanced by the post • 1 ' 350 Uncertified Jewish refugees the state will supply : nn equal to laml llr "' nulhorhslng their dcpor- f.mounl of fund,, n nd the federal "'"on to Cyprus, 'rn'cinmenl will provide twice that I lc Br hish-manncd court rclcct- amounl. in lhl s manner, the Post l" ' will have lo provide only oiie- .ourth or HID funds required. , .Present „]„„<, !llso call rnr „„_ • avatmg part or the C40-acr c field In alfnlfa with returns from such a crop to be used for building Haifa Reports Two Explosions Tax Office Damaged, Also Army Truck in Renewal of Violence JKKUSAI.KM. March 5. (U.I*.) —A police slalinn W n s blnwn uji hi Kasl Jerusalem tonljtrf, un 1111- I'onflrmcd report said. JERUSALEM, March S. (UP)—A government tax oftlce at Mount Cnrmcl outside Haifa was blown up today In n renewal of Ihe Jewish underground campaign agnlnst the British. The Mount Carmcl explosion caused expensive damage, but ow-ly reports said there were no casualties. At about the same time n bomb exploded under a British Army truck nt Haifa, but the occupants escaped Injury. Tax offices In the Mount Ciirincl building were wrecked, nnd n gun emplacement atop the building, used, M[«iiard a^parkingr'-lot of the Sixth gborne Division, was .destroyed;' |Ric chief clerk in the office KIIW a Stcasc with burning fuse attached. to and a .sentry on thc roof managed to escape before the explosion guarded. Windows overlooking Union Bowl will be closctl and vacant The President arrives by air from Mexico City around lo a.m. CST in his loiir-engined "Sacred Cow" and will leave shortly after 2 p.m. His major radio address—billed as on foreign and domestic issues—starts at noon. Some smouldering dissatisfaction over Baylor's action still was apparent in Baptist ranks today, 'flic Baptist General Convention opposed granting of the degree to Mr. Tru- - «-••. man- himself a Baptist—on grounds, finds, that he occasionally plays poker inc'l' In addition drinks highballs. Protests have lyen sent to Baylor officials by several Baptist groups. to Ihe airport, park and recreation facilities, a sJVlm- .111 ng pool may ;1 l.so be built on the prpcerty, formerly an auxiliary ed n habeas .' WiLlh ^ ,.„ .TH, tv JJItn,l; In the Holy Land for the shipload of refugees who reached Haif-i aboard llic Haim Arlosorov last week. Chief Justice Sir William Fitzgerald ruled that there wns nothlnr- Illegal in the British policy of dc- Cotfon ^Acreage Controls Urged For Future Years MFMPHIS,\Tcnn., Mar. 5.—(UP) -Stale dircclors nnd comrnltu-- mcn of the Agriculture I>pnrl- iiienfs Production and Margin" Administration today were agreed that most cotton producers' favor acreage allotments and marketing quotas after 1948. It was decided at thc second se.s- "'ii of n three-day meeting hen- that such controls for 194D and thereafter should lie based on 1038« planting records. W ith some provision for farmers who produccrl , cotton in unrestricted years nl'.cr [ Thc meeting was the first of a .scries designed lo furnish information for drafting recoimncnrta- lions to be presented to Congress. Legionnaires Arrange Supper Meeting Tuesday Motion pictures of Uic World Series of 1945 between thc St Louis Cardinals and thc Boston •Hcd Sox will be shown members ot Dud Cason Pest 24 of the American Legion at their next meeting Tuesday night, it was announced at a meeting of thc Post last night. A supper will bo served Lpgion- naire.i at this, meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 7:30 Included in the World Scries film •will be the All-Star game between the picked 1 teams of the American nnd National Leagues. At last night's meeting. Dud Cason Post accepted a resolution passed by King-Bcasiey Post 4 of Forrest City asking that the Memorial Bridge crossing thc Mississippi River at Memphis be dedicated to veterans of World Wars I and II. landing ficl.i for Army Air Field the Blytheville Poole Sells Dixieland Station, Moves to Steele • W. C. Richardson lias purchased the Dixipland Seivicc station on HlKhw-y 01 north at Holland Mo, From Ellis Poole, it was announced here loday. Mr. Poole ha s moved his agency fcr Willvs-Ovcrland products lo Stcelt;, Mo., and has located at tlie former site of tlie Holly Motor Co. there. This move was made to facilitate Mnr distribution of the Willys-Overland May jeeps, station-wagon jeeps, automo-l July hiles and farm machinery, Mr.' cct ''V' 1 -' s "»l- . Dec. quota. Thc Immigrants had been waiting aboard British ships for Uic ruling. They faced ([iilek deportation. The court ruling came almost simultaneously with u short "attack" warning by sirens in Jerusalem. An nil clear was sounded without nnv reports of gunfire U r explosions in the city. Apparently it was n talse alarm caused by an ordinary non- undcrground, nttcinpl to rob Mi« cashbox of the Orion Movie House N. 1:30 p. m. 33X! M70 2880 27!)7 2010 2821 343H 3 ., 2S 2677 2797 It was also the Post's decided to re-form 5 squad and Bonnie U.S. Agents Check Evidence In Black Market Sugar Probe CHICAGO. March 5. (UPi— "Secret headquarters" for a black market sugar ring were established Ihrce years ago in a Chicago night club by a higlj ranking operative of the On pone syndicate, who offeree! financial credit, "protection" and b- gal aid lo coupon salesmen, statements in possession of federal au- Ihorltics revealed today, The statements, now being cbfch- ed by federal authorities, were given llic government by persons suspected ol being members of thc ring, it was learned. Earlier this week, federal sources said the recent activities of Ralph (Bottles) Caponc. brother of tht late Al Caponc. were, being scrutinized by federal authorities for any possible connection with the sugar ring's activities. Beginning early in 1!H4, thc statements said, the Cnponc operative arranged a meeting al a Chicago night club with Yanccy Bridgeforth, a Negro already Indicted by a federal grand jury now Investigating the ring under the dircclton of U. S. District Attorney J. Albeit won.' of his workers were trapped by .. law, in exchange, BridKCfortii wa to sell counterfeit and stolen suga coupons. Thc Caponc operative wns in position to use force, if necessary to "persuade" sugar-hungry me chants and manufacturers to bti thc stamps from the ring and salesmen, the statements nsscrlct In the Summer of 1916, the stal th other night club here where he was joined by Broadway Arrlnglo/ and iinrtlsse Abernathy, Imth Chl- cngp Negroes and tavern operato indicted Bcb. 25 on charges of Hesslc was appointed leader. jwolh rmroduced as new members\vere( BrMgeforth was'offered $100,000, rotection" purchased by] ale, nnd lejr.il aid If nny' sesslng or transferring Illicit sug: coupons. Thc three men were forced to give a prearranged signal before th: were admitted lo n back room by guard, armed with a machine gv They \ycre led up a slairway to room where two girls worked at table loaded with coupons nnd $20000 in cash. Bridgeforth. the statements said was paid a part of the $20,000 fo A brief respite from thc freezing temperatures of thc three weeks came yesterday as mercury went no lower than - M ., ,— _ „. „.,., vv/,vu^ for decrees rliirlnff last nltrlil npf/ir coupons he brought in, and which aC|rrMS d " rlng last nlgllt " accor were to be used for resale to , scrupulous customers at black in Vet prices and ns models rlnn's rnimirrTritejvi. blo" resp use lie cnm la ( G Fo the [« "an t Hatch of New Mexico Makes Statement as Aid to Greeks Debated WASHINGTON, March S. (UP) •Sen. Call A. Match, D., .N. M , lodiiy It was "entirely |»ssl- -.. that fulfillment of our global •esponslbllltles "niuy Involve thc x ol troops" In certain areas. He itecllnod to specify the ureas " hud in mind, but his statement ne as the United Slulcs wns iced wllh an urgent request to iiTOilake new commitments In Ire pee. Hutch, a member of the Semite irelgn neliUUms Committee, snlil " possibility that troops would needed In some areas wan not in exaggerated view—It is some- liing Ihe American peonlo Khuiild iinderslund." > He nnd sevcrnl other cennlors [lcmiuul['c( (hut congrcsti and Ui nibllc be given tho "full story" ichlnd Hrltaln's rcqui'st for Ainer•?an finiincinl and economic, aid lo I recce. Hutch said It might We •ell for President Truman to dlr,- juss the iivitk'i- In a nutlonwldo radio address. Sen. Clinrlcs W. 'I'dljcy, R., ^f. 11., said some qualified administration spokesman should discuss the Issues before an executive session ot Congress. "fl'hls is ix world crisis, and the ultcrniitives tiro pretty lenible lo contemplate," 'Policy said. "Tlie whole future of this country may depend on what comes out of this Uiliiu." Meanwhile, the Stale Department speeded plnns for nhl lo Greece, in « move that limy Indirectly bolster tlie position nf the Wcslcrn allies In stiatcglcally Important Turkey. Officials mild U. S. assistance lo Greece would make it more likely thiil hard-pressed Hrltaln could continue aid to Turkey, now In- volvcdl In a dlploinntlij striiiiglc with Russia over the Dardanelles. Tlie Turks, with American and British support, are resisting Hus- slun deintinds for Joint control over their sli-fileglc Black Sea straits. Southwestern States Join in , Rate Litigation WASHINGTON. March 5. (UP) — Seven southwestern states today joined Iho government nnd South crn Interests In urging the Supreme Court to uphold a 11)45 Interstate Commerce Commission freight rate equalization order. Byron Oray of Topckn, Kan., spokesman for the Southwestern states, told' the high court that thc Iho rates the ICC Is attempting to correct have caused great in- Jliry to thc West, Southwest and South. Hc said they had encouraged Industry lo locate In the lo%ver-ratc areas lying North and East of Hit! Mississippi, Ohio and Potomac rivers. The high court. Is considering the validity of the ICC order which called for a 10 per cent lioosl In so-called "class" rates In the Northeast ami a 10 per cent cut in all states lying East of the Rocky Mountains. Thc order, according to a government attorney, is a preliminary step by thc ICC toward Its goal of providing cqunl and uniform rates lor .the entire country. The order is being challenged .. nine Northern states, six Now Eng land governors and 33 Wester railroads. by \A/i 1 I i/irv> R D^,» ,A^r vviiiiam D. Kayaer Wlllliim Beit Rnyder, resident o Mississippi County since 1910. dici last night, 7 o'clock, at Illylhcvllli Hospital. He was 81. Funeral services Hill be held lo morrow altcrnoon, 2:31) o'clock. ; Cobb Funera.1 Home chapel wil the Rev. Allen D. Stewart, past/ of First Methodist Church, official Ing. Burial will follow at Elm wood Cemetery. „ Mr. Rayder Is survived by h: wife, Mrs. Kalie Younger R.iydc live daughters, Mrs. W. H. Heat, and Mrs. J. W. Wiiitworth of Bly * thcvillc, Mrs. O. R. McGaughey Lake City. Mrs. Hill Richardson Dccring, Mo., and Mrs. Mai sons, Ben. Tom, Roy and J. Rnycier, all ol Blytheville Oiynder Rayder of Little Rocfc two brothers, Wright Uayder McGehce, and Ben Rayder of \\ son, a sister, Mrs. Llzxlc Piercy L Covinglon, Tenn.; 26 grandchildre and five ercat-grandeliildren. His sons will serve ns pallbcarc Cobb FunernI Home Is in cha ... of Wat- of rs. rge. Much Wormer Here past thc r- B,,r,, •„ • -ii' nrv-t « alhcr v I" Rentals Favored by Senate Subcommittee WASHINGTON, March 5. SiihcomniiUoo toduy . hill Suna't* " " Red Cross Fund Reaches $4096 Blythevilte's Second Ward Goes $64 Over $500 Quota for Drive collections totaling $M4« rm-lvcil tina J15U roporlcil rwidy the Americun Fted fc vi-j| Cross Ilimnclnl drive prVcciuVn 'ad'- vancrd to $40«I.7D this morning ' Hdu:ie-lo-house sollcllntlnn.i In ihe Second Ward, under the (liiecllon of Mrs.- Lloyd Stlckmon, exceeded lh« $!iOO (iiiotu for that urea by $11-1.45 with ono block sllll not hcurd from. From nunlcllo canio Iho report this morning of dvlvo cominllteo- Dtin Olivia Tompkln.'i that collections there had reached thc "quota (if $1.W mid that moru funds were expected. Tho contllnes.'i of n slnglp disaster during which lied Gross funds are advanced to aid persons In tin stricken area was shown In a Icller received at tho Ohlcknsmvlm Chapter olfice hero from Miss Mingnrot McCoy, disaster Held representative of tho Pulton County chniitcr in Muminolh Springs. Miss McCoy's letter sltilcd Hint following the lunmclo ,,t salcm Jan W. n total of $J7.413.(JO In Red Cross 1 Subcommittee Chairman c. Douglass Buck, B,,D«1, wld the wnate may raise the boost lo 15 per cent The full banking tom- mittee will • consider, the • measure tomoirow, , : • Other congressional devclop- mcnt,s: I'resldciillal tenure—TJic Senate (Obnted a Republican measure to limit presidents to two terms. Indications were that It would pass. labor — Congressional- committees heard; (1) A CIO. rc<)U^t thai ail pending union control hills be scrapped; (2) an NAM request that most of them be enacted — In strengthened foim; and 3) a rebel rail labor leader's request for enforcement of democracy i :l union;}' Subversives - Rep. Sam Hobbs, "•. AM,, said the government should b 0 compelled to,investigate Die \ loyalty of all employes, lie would penalize officials hiring dls- l"y»l persons as well as the subversives , . Wool Grower* Alarmed ,1" Wool—Hop. Frank A. Barrett, Rj Wyo., said American wool growers were in danger of losing tlie Amor" Ivan market lo a British wool monopoly, HO asked protective legls- InvesUgnllon-The Senate voted HBO.OOO to Its war Investigating committee lo finance «n inquiry Into World War n profiteering, Tho two - terms - tor-presidents amendment to the constitution produced sharp partisan dcba(e'.' j whip scott Lucas call- It a OOP attempt to "smear ed i* w* uuvL*tt|/i, ([» air tho; good name of Franklin funds wns advanced "to "euro"'for Roosevelt," the o;ily" prcsWent over hc.se hardest hit by the storm, or i to serve more than two terms His. ?15.0I4 was used to provldo But' Sen. Alexander wlley' R labor and imu,n,,., .....*„..!.._ , \*ru <_i. * L . _ . vyuojr, iv,. liulldlng materials for reconstruction of homes destroyed uy % the lormulo, $11,14(5.30 wns ust-d to obtain household furnishings lor those left proportylcss $03135 wont Applicfttlons for assistance wcro received.frqm 41 pcrhons, Wins McCoy wrote, and 32 famllleB were, h.rbilltnted.' Miss ~ isnod hifiiinihcu tolcrngc nccoimtccl for the small' number o( requests for aid received from tho 126 fnml- lies directed by tho lorniulo. Store Hours Discussed By Merchants Three questions concerning closing lioiiif. nnd holiday observances will lie passed -on nnd officers clcclcd at a meeting of retail merchants of Illytheville March 18 In the City Ifnll courtroom nt 7:30 o'clock. e questions arose at n mcet- practlco of c l Wednesdays, .bediming the first Wednesday I,, May and continuing through August. Opinion on this Issue was said to be equally divided. Approved by Hie group wns the Institution of uniform closing hours for niythevillc stores. These hours would cnll for the closing of stores al 5:.'IO p.m. week dny s and 0:00 f'.ni. on Saturdays, with t) I exception of grocery stores which would remain open 30 minutes later on all days. Also scheduled for decision nt the icxt meeting wi is thc matter of aV- dny closing' on national holidays, listed as the Fourth of JuTy. Dny. Day and Clirlstmas H was sai<| that the rclail merchants would cooperate wifM thc .funlor chamber of Commerce on c.oslng arrangements during the National cotton Picking Contest Ihis year. — •"" -•'~r*«"iu*;l VTfilcjr IV,, Wls., told the _ Senate the measure was aimed at the "fuehrer principle." He said "prejudices for or against"'. th e late Mr. Koosevelt "should not, be,'considered." The ~ crltlcljun" pf B^r. R?o r f' pit Wiley went on ,U>" «if. thmt too in« occupMwy.of UK; whit, Housed In the "hands ,'q „,_. ..„. Explains D«noor«cy rroponil ' The' democ-racy-ln -uhfong proposal was made by Wellington Roe, chairman of the National Rank and File Association of tho Railroad Brotherhoods. He wouJd require fedeial chartering of unions Which, to qualify for charters, would have lo adopt democratic' practices^ , • Van A.'.Btttner) vice president of tho United Steel Workers (CIO), told Iho House Labor CbmrriiltOB Us membership was not qualifier to draft a good labor bill. H e asserted the mpmbers -had "closed n'ands" and nddcd: , committee is not going to give labor - a break and' this evidence of mine is not going to have much effect." '•; ' ."^'..'^ j^p NAM Counsel Raymond e.^Sme- hursl told the Senate liibor'Coni- mittee that bills bcf6rc H vo^* help promote Industrial' peace but needed strengthening.- He particularly adylscd laws butlawinj" thc closed shop and in'dustry-w0e strikes. ' _ , Sen. John Sparkm*n, D., Ala., did not like the, rent bill *Jlniftejf to Ihe Banking s'ubcornmiUe'a- of which he Is n member, so he Introduced one of his own, Backed by Ihe administration.'' It would continue rent -control until Juno 30, 1048, and set up a system of V'Hiio (own rent-control Hinder OP A. Meanwhile, sen. Robert A. Taft, U., O., said there was no' hurry nboul passing rent legislation bq^ cansx; ilic present program does not expire until June 30. Reserve Officers Elect Utho Barnes President Utho Barnes was elected 1347 president of the Blytheville Chapter of the Reserve Officers Association at a meeting of the group last night in city Hall. Bill Pease was chosen vlcc-prcslctenl and b. C. Posey Jr., -secretary-treasurer. Dining the business meeting. pJnns were tnaric for establishment of an Air Reserve Unit for former piloUs of Ihe Army Air Force. Names of Interested flyers were n(1 Names of Interested flyers were Hc « survived by a son, C.'9. , k . submitted and further ncllon awaits Yates, of Nodena, and Ivo daugh- - information from Air Resesve Unit tcrs, Mr. HIza Keen of Nodena headquarlers in Memphis^ it was said. Maj. B. J. Hussey. infantry instructor from Jonesboro, told members of activation plans for a field artillery battery and ait infantry company here. Funeral Rites s Tomorrow for Nodena Farmer ; . Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, for William O. Yates, 81, of Nodena, who died at his home this morn-£.'• Bites will be conducted at Luxora Cemetery by the Rev. Mr. Davis, pastor of Nodena Baptist Church. Mr. Ynles moved to Nodena 33 years ago from Missouri. He war. a retired farmer. He Is survived by a son, O.'B. California Gets Custody Of Robbery Suspect LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 5. (UP)—An extradition request from *^ California authorities for 23-year •d- old Jean Jollv was granted' . T "e >««"?» was accused of theft in the «^^w . rcbocry ot Henry Erenkii- in S.'m for Joaquin County, Cal. Sh« was ar- icstcd hy Uttle Rock officers. and Mrs. Ltale Blew of Covington, Tenn. Holt Funeral Home Is In charge. VFW Meets Thursday Members of Hunt Lloyd Post 2276 of (he Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold their weekly meeting at 7:30 tomorrow night in the Wetenkamp Cotton Co. office. Weather ARKANSAS.— Partly cloudy >to cloudy, showers today and tonight and in East and extreme South portions TmirsdajY Colrtcr Thursday and m Northwest jxwtlon this afternoon. '