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VOL. XL! 11—NO. 295 BijihevlUe Dally Newr BlythevUle Courier THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOUTHKA OT AHKANSA* A«r> ««,„„„,*„ „„„ """^ "* *-' Blythevllle Herald Mississippi valley Leader Of NOUTHKA ST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI « President Meets With Cabinet Cancels Cruise ^Developments' to Keep Truman in Washington Secretary Ross Says WASHINGTON, Mar. 7. (Ul>) —President Truman will scml u, special message lo Congress nc\i week asking $250.000,000 American financial a 111 for hard- pressed Greece, congressional sources reported today. 'WASHINGTON, March 7. (UP> —The White House said today President Truninn's Caribbean trip, scheduled to start tomorrow, lias been indifinileiy postponed. Press Secretary Charles G. Ross, asked the reason for the postponement, said" it wa s "because of developments." 'lie was asked if the developments were domestic or international. He declined to amplify. Earlier the Wliile House 1ml said start of the trip had been delayed Irom 10 a.m. tomorrow until the afternoon .The earlier delay was suid by Ross Lo have been ordered to allow the President, morn time at his dei'k. It was believed probable the indefinite postponement of the 15- day Caribbean trip was due to administration over the Greek crisis. Announcement of lite postponement fallowed -A cabinet meeting at which ',iie Creek problem was « lisciissetl. Cabinet members, reporting merely that Greece was one of a number of subject discussed by tlie cabinet, declined to say what decision, if any. was reached. 'Pressed for details on the postponement, Ross reiterated: "I saic it was because of developments— period." IL wasn't the first time Mr Truman has bad to postpone cancel a projected trip because of "developments." In late 1915 he planned a southern trip, including a visit to Florida, but called it off at the last minute. , The "development" that time was a threatened steel strikp. He pot the strike postponed but never did make his trip. Before that he had called off trips to Oklahoma City, Texas, North Carolina, Georgia and Mississippi. This time Mr. Truman had planned to spend 15 days in the Carib- beii, Yyisiting Puerto Rico, the Virgin island? anil ""watching* "navaY maneuvers. The Presidential yacht Williamsburg anrJ an escort snip, the Greenwich Bay, already had proceeded to Puerto Rico waters. The president had intended to suend three days in Key West and then fly to Puerto Rico to boarc? his yacht. v Mr. Truman completed yesterday four-lay trip to Mexico and the Southwest. Volunteer Fireman Gets Cool Spot After Futile AttempttoReachHotOne MEMPHIS. Tenn.. March 7. (UP) —A volunteer fireman from Alabama, Fred Simmons, 25, today 'need a drunkenness charge, the outgrowth of an attempt t o I dp firemen fight llic $500.000 Wal- ;reen Drug Store fire here yesterday. Simmons attempted to climb a. laddcl several times before he- was arrested, "I thought I could show Memphis firemen a thing or two," he said. Senators Delay Committee Vote Onlilientha! Decision Expected Monday After More Data is Assembled WASHINGTON, Mar. 7.—(UP) — The Semite Atomic Energy Committee today postponed until 10 run. Monday a vote on the nomination of David E. Ullciilhni as chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. Committee Chairman Bourkc H. Hickcnlooucr. R., la., said some committee members hail asked the delay in order t o -seek further Information on Llllenthnl and his fellow atomic commissioners. lie declined to specify what |hc information was. The postponement came alter tlie commuted met iii closed ses- L,...^.,,...,.- ^L-imiuuuin, Mtiu, s>™ with Dr. Viumcvar Bush, chin j there were indications tha'J of tllc office of scientific research business activity may slump in the, 1 "" 1 development and a leader In last half of the year, with fond "OvolopliiB (he first atomic bomb, prices dropping by possibly 15 to Hickenlooper said Bush reviewed IUAKCI1 7, !!M7 Buying Power On the Decline Situation May Bring Slump in Business Activity This Year WASHINGTON, Marcll 7. <UP>-- Thc Agriculture Dciiartinent said today h nation's atomic >]>P But until July 1 at least, prices situation and emphasized the scrl- can be expected to stay at pre ~ ' sent near-record levels, 'a depart incut report said thi Arthur Rogers Heads Osceola C. of C. Group Arthur Rogers has been elected' first president of the new Osceol:i Chamber of Commerce with Steve W, 'Bowfccr chosen vice president, and Joe W. Rhodes, treasurer, it wns announced today. While a meeting of the Board of Directors has not b»cn called w* yet to consider several inaugural ' issues facing the new organiza- _tion, a Chamber ol Commerce 'nieetin^ ,js scheduled for 7:30 WecV- - jicsday night at the Court Hoiise thrrc. Guest speaker at this meeting will be George McLean of Tupelo. Miss., president of trie Chamber ol Commerce there and editor of the Tupelo Daily Journal. .Osccola's new Chamber of Commerce was treated Wednesday night when ji mass meeting ol nearly LTD citizens there unanimously accepted the constitution, by-laws and articles of incorporation submitted by a steering committee. The 15-man Board-of- DirccLors, also elected that night, met shortly afterward to chose the Chatnocr's officers. J. W. Russell, Jr., Aged Nine, Dies Near Gosnell J. W. Russell Jr., nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Russell of near Gosneli, died yesterday afternoon at Walls Hospital. Funeral services were held this morning at Maple Grove Cemetery with thc Rev. Arnold Clayton of <\r- inorel officiating. He was the only ,^iild of Mr. and Mrs. Russell. t^ Cobb Funeral Home was in charge. N. Y. Stocks 2:00 p.m. quotations: A T & T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth steel Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors v Montgomery Ward . N Y Central In'. Harvester North Am Aviation-. '.'.. Republic steel Radio ......', Socony Vacuum '. Stiidebakcr '.•. Standard of N J . Texas Cor Packard U S steel ...,.,. 103 3-4 78 1-2 41 1-4 92 1-2 101 37 1-4 62 1-8 60 ID 3-4 8H 10 1-8 29 0 1-4 14 1-8 22 1-1 66 1-2 57 1-2 "7 73 iisiiess of Giiy cielny in aclniB no 'ic commission appointment .-..-.. ., Congress considered these other The report ciled a steady decline developments: Economy— Tlic House Apprppriii- ns committee furthered the Hc- in purchasing power as a majoi reason for predicting lower business activity between June anrt' December. Agriculture economists said production may drop by five to PJ per cent in the last six months oT the year. „,.- ., r .^ii.ia IIIM*V.<HLU opusilion IO I]SC They said farm commodity pn- of u. s. funds to keep British Croons »K ^niiVl rl|./>.» K.. In I*, o": .^,»B ... ^. . ""i" ccs could cent under p by 20 to 25 per the January level. while wholesale food prices may go Truman. !5 to 20 Dor cent below flic level of Dccotr.bBr. Thc report did not predict a trend for retail prices but these in general follow the wholesale pattern. Thc Bureau of La : aor statistics sale price index had hit a new 2?- ye«r high. Retail food prices also are at almost record high levels though still somewhat lower than toward the end of 1846. Hog and wheat, prices have set tlie pace for the dumb in commodity prices. Wape Earners Hardest Hit The Agriculture Department saio that purchasing power of salary ,and wage earners "has been declining almost continuously since V».I Day." This makes it increasingly difficult for business activity to continue to expand. Last year, the decline in purchasing power was offset by such factors as high rate of inventory accumulation, high level of construction, increased consumer installment buying and withdrawal of savings. But these factors are not expected to be e'nough to keep bus- 'ines activity up this year. It was pointed oul lhat purchasing power of wage am] salary earners dropped to IRR per rent of the 19o5-U93 average by last December from 205 per cent last July. Religious Education Worker Hired Miss Minnie L. Adinns, director religious education for the Fir.-.t Methodist Church in Russell.Mil", has resigned to accept a similar position in the First Methodist Church in Blythcvillc. it was announced today by the Rev. Allen D. Stewart, pnstor. Employment of a director of religious education for the Blylhcvillc church was authorized by the Board of Stewards at its March meeting Monday night, and the Rev. Mr. Stewart said today that Mrs. Adams had accepted the place here nnrt will report in Blythcvillc soon after April I. Miss Adams is Ihe sister of Wng- ncr Adams, of Blythevillc. who "is president of the Pathfinders Class in the First Methodist Church School, and also a si./.cr of Mrs. John Thorpe, formerly director of Christian education in First Church in Joneslx>ro. Mrs. Thorpe now lives in Sunnnilvillc. Tcnn. Miss Adams attended Tennessee State Teachers College in Memphis and took special training in Scarrit College for Christian Workers in Nashville before going lo Rus- scllville where she worked wilh Ihe young people in Arkansas Tech as well as the First Methodist Church in Russellville. Mrs. Virginia Smiley of West Helena Buried Here Funeral services were held this morning, 10 o'clock, at Cobj }.- u - neral Home Chapel for Mrs. Virginia Smiley, 70. who dioj at her home in West Helena. The Rev. Allen D. Stewart, pas- was tor of First Methodist conductor) riles. Burial Elnnvcoo cemetery. She is survived by two sons. Egbert Jones nnd Troy Jones, both of West Helena, and a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Sue Wallace, also ol West Helena. Mercury Drops *o 35 The mercury dropped to a low Mar of 35 degrees in Hlythcvil].; last Mny night accompanied by a .2!) inch July rainfall, Recording lo Robert E. Oct publican economy drive by cuttliiH a treasury fund request nearly J8S3.UOO.OOO or 34 er cent. Greek Situation Surveyed Greece—As sevcrnl Senate de.-n- icrats indicated opositlon lo use Greece, the cabinet the Greek crisis with discussed President OOP freshmen—Sixteen Republican newcomers in the senate po- iitcly called on their veteran col- leainies for fuller representation In party strategy co»fm-<;nees". They said they thought that would help speed the GOP legislative program and assure a united party front in the 1943 presidential campaign. Science Cm-roll Wilson, general manager-designate of the Atomic Energy commission, told Congress atomic research might be jcojardiz- cd in the future unless the government helps financially to trail young scientists. Elc urged crn:iti> of ,1 national science romulalttw. Veterans—Student veterans from schools in five states asked enactment- of-'»-bill-to .-increase then Off to Moscow SINGLE coHea Secretary of State George Marshall wiives "lioodby" us he pix-i to take off from NiUioiml Airporl, Washington, lo ntU-nd the Kour Foreign Ministers" meeting In Moscow. (NEA Tclephoto.) Federal Court Still Must Rule On UMW Right to Void Contract WASHINGTON, Mm-cli 7. (Ul')_Here arc- thu A-li-C'« nl the compli'x local situation in tin; Lewis ca.su- The United Mine VTorfcrs have* ' '_ a runlrncl with the government. The government Is in technical possession of the soft coal mines.' John L. Lewis save notice Nov. 15 that he was ending that agreement, effective Nov. 21. A strike began lhat day. The government contended that •Lewis had not ri|;],i u, C1U | t|, c Sino a month for single man am from $90 to $125 for married mei. —with an additional allotment of $10 for each child. 4SUh state—Secretary of Interio. J. A. Krug asked immediate admission of Hawaii to the union. He said the territory had passed every test for statehood. Sugar—A senate .Banking committee delayed action on a bill to extend sugar rationing, its members want to consider increased quotas for food preservers. Burglars Enter Grocery on S. 16 Loss Placed at $300; Merchant Loses Credit Records, Too Burglars entered tho W. N. Mo- Daniel Grocery on 409 South Sixteenth street, sometime last nisjhl and escaped with approximately- $250 or S300 worth of canned goods and meals. The burglary occurred sometime between 7:30 lasl night when Mr. McDaiiiel closed the store for Ihc day and G:30 Ibis morning when he re-opcmed. Entrance was gained through o rear side window which was removed and placed in front of the front door. A block was set under ths window to make entrance easy Deputy Sheriff Holland Aiken. who is investigating, said thc loot consisted of two cases of lard, •!"> or 50 pounds of sugar, approximately 75 pounds of meal, a large quantity of canned peaches and canned cream and all of Mr. McDaniel's credit books. No arrests have been made. agreement and start the strike. This issue lias not yet been decided by the courts. The government meantime obtained a restraining order on Nov. 18 directing L;wis and tin- unlo to hold everything unlllUhc could determine wncthcr the incut straining order was issued by eral Judge T. Alnn GolcJjhoroUgh in tlic Federal -District Court here. Lewis nnd the union ignored and defied the reslraining order. They .contended Gohlsborougli had' in authority lo issue it. Goldshorough found llu-m Kiiilly of contempt. The Supreme Court upheld the sub- contempt convictions. It upheld the $10,000 fine against Lewis It said Ihe fS.EOO.COO fine against the union should 'be reduced to 4'iCO.GM if the union complies with thc verdict in five days after the formal supreme court mandate is issued. Thc Supreme Court decision requires Lewis to withdraw his original notice of Nov. 15 nltcmpl House Members Wreck GOP Plan Electoral Vote Split, Idea of Republicans, Wins a Few Converts Funeral Rites Conducted For Cooter, Mo., Man Funeral services were hel ( | this afternoon for Samuel p. Frnzier of Cooler. Mo., who died Wednesday at the Baptist Hospital in Mem- Phis. Services were held at Ihe Methodist Church of Cooter. He is survived by two sons, Wi]n~e Fiazier of Memphis and Paul Frazier Of cooler; two daughters, Jfrs. j. j. Lewis of Cooler and Mrs. A. n. Kinkade of Memphis' two sisters. Miss Jinnie Frazier of Rltlgcwny, Va., and Mrs. Doochie HY BOB iled Vrcss Stfttf C'qrrcspondenl TTLE ROCK, Ark., Mnr. 7. — *">— Efforts of Republican inem- o-^rs of the Arkansas House of Representatives to mnkc n Uvo-priHy stale out, of Arkansas failed "In the house lodny. Vote on n hill, submitted by the three Republican members of the House, was 00 to 20. The measure is designed lo divide Aikairtils presidential electors on n basts of popular vote. The legislation wn s described 01 the floor by Rep. Jnmcs R. Tiidol of Searcy county, who explalnei that it u-otild ylvc tlic stnte thi o-trgnlnliig power with the notion al government that it has neve. enjoyed when the Republicans are in power. The bill -Still In lie determined iiy Ox lower court is llic original i|iics- llnn— whelhrr Lewis has a lcj;al richt to canrrl Hie iigrrcniriiL «ifh Hie government. Mligallon on lliis rnirsllnn would lie likely to take all ^pri^K. Meantime Liwis must keep Hie contract in elfe:[. or face big nu"«" pcnnllies for further contcmpl. A second t-orileinpt conviction against Jiim miglit mean jail bigger fines. as a- .- > • "-i <***».« i>i| o. i_/uu\;iin; Cuurch. furner of Martlnsviite, Va • two brothers, Peter Frazier of Horse- pasture, Mo., and Charles Frazier of Ridgcway, va. German Undertaking Company was in charge. N. Y. Cotton hi R h open 3536 3*15 321D 3536 3421 3221 low 3500 3500 Bins-lock, official weather onsorvcr" Dee. '. '.'.'.'.'. 2880 28S8 28M 2853 3381 3185 2922 28-1-1 3392 3195 SfBO John R. Pierce Dies in Home In Micola, Mo. Final riles for John a. pierce nf Micola, Ma., who died 01 a sell- inflicted bullet, wound Monday, were held yesterdny afternoon a'. the Micola B.\Dtisl Church. He was Burial wns in ML zion Cemc- tciy with the Kcv. Lne Roy Jours, pastor of the Micola Baptist Church, officiating. Horn in pinson. Tenn.. Mr. Pierre line? resided in Stcelc. Mo., for :*s yr-ar s before moving to Micola. Mr. Pirrco was reported to have shot himself wilh a .22 caliber rifle in hi.s home. His ne t, W j ls i,c- lievrd brought about by despondency over ill health. He had brr:i dismissed from a hospital Die previous day. Pcmiscot County Coroner Jack Kelley investigated the depth and termed it suicide. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. E'hyl Pierce; seven sons Ho\*:inJ of Roselle. N, J,, and J. R.. Joe Henry. Franklin. Harold. Donald and Jerry Wayne Pierce, all of Micola: four daughters. Mrs. Elsii Flomi, Miss Marie Pierce. Miss LaVerne Pierce and Miss Shelby -Iciin Pierce, all of Micola; two brother; Jim pierce of Pinson. Tenn,. and Walk picrco ot ncnlon Harbor. Mich. He also leaves six sisters. Mrs. Nora Bird and Mrs. E'nirr Douglas, both of Carulhresvillc; Mrs. Mattie Bowen and Mrs. Vaster Stout, both of Essex. Mo.; M>«. Laury Barry of Kennett. Mo. and "Unit lie sincerely hoped that'll Aikansas Legislature would pa. this bill." Ui-ctor explained that lllp I.illli Hock congressman asserted tha (he Dcmocrals In Washington an now Ignored, ami U,;U | lc r:im , '« Liltle Kock recently lo lw K I!r IMihlican leaders In <'nmc to hi aid in Ki-Hiiic Hood cunlrnl |« s i v lafhin passed. The House refused to amend a bill scUlii-; up qualincntions for nieinbers of the board of the .Slalc H<>S])ital to includo nicmbrrs nf all state boards. The amendment was introduced by Uep. J. A. Gipsmi of bahnc County. Senate Considers Aplmhitincnls Meanwliito, tlic Senate went into executive session lo consider confirmation of 31 state board nppnin 1 .- mentssubirTIltcd by Gov. Ben Lani-y. The nominations included four members of Iho hospital board. Enrllcr thc Senate rlefi-alcd a 'concurrent resolution which would have requested Congress to amend th- federal constitution to conform will] Arkansas" anti-closed shop law. TI-.C resolution was Introduced bv Srn. K. j. Butter of Forrest Cily. Iii- sponsor of thc successful ciiablin- act to this state's frccdoin-to-work amendment. In other action the Senate received a bill proposing a memorial addition at the University flospitnl in Little Hock. The bill, presented by Sen. J. p. Baker of West Helem called for a $000.000 appropriatl in from the slate construction fund. The hospital bill was considered as in direct conflict with a memorial stadium proposal approved by Ihc House last night. House Holds \iglit Session Thc action today came as an anti-climax to last night's longc.il session of the waning legislature- Sec LEGISLATURE on Page 3 Weather ARKANSAS—Mostly cloudy with occasional rain In South portion tonight and Saturday. Coi.-iiiniecl cold toniRht. Not so co'.d in West, Lewis Declares U.S, Usi Blackjack to Miners^Into Submisgill Big 4 Ministers To Meet Monday Moscow Conference Holds Interest of Nations of World. lly IIAIIIUSON SAUSIlllllV lliilli'd I'rc-ss I.-OII-IRH News Kilitoi This nig Four forrli;n nii,il-iii.'rs we're assembling in Moscow today In preparation for llm oponlng Monday of what wns cxpecliM to be the most Itniwrliinl inU-rna- (lonal conclave since tho inccllnijn if Versailles. Upon Hie outcome- of (ho deliberations or the it-pK'senlattvc.i 01 the united Slalcs. Iiiltaln. France mid Russia, it wns believed, wmiia depend whether Ihe world lakes long slop forward lowar:! sln- ized peace or continues In n nervous stale of Jillcrs. Suggestions have b?cii made that such loplcs of KOR-II, On-u-c. Russian-American Icnd-Icnuo (»:- cuiinls, nnd other mailers may bi- taken up by the Moscow conferees. However, the ul|{ Four agenda ngrcrd ipjmn In Diwrmocr I'mlls ihe cuiifc-rcnci- lo these ls;,nes: 1—Consideration of llic rripnrb of the iillled control council on Germany dealing wilh .Iciulld irt- y.alton, dcnay.lflcallon. deinocintf- •aMun. economic principles, rcjini- ntlims, cstnbllslunenl of a central adinlnlstnillon and li(|uld:iton ol 1'rnssa. 2—Consideration of establishment of a provisional political or- ganisation for Germany, 3—Preparation of a peace Iveaty for Germany. 4—Consideration of Ihe Amerl in proposal for u four-power 50-year pad to guarantee Ooiinnn disarmament and demllll.ulzatiMi. 5—Consldcnillon ot u report on coa I, II—Consideration of i\ rojx>rt on the draft Austria! peace treaty. Marshall Files !» ncrlln PARIS, March 1( <UP>—Swc- tary of Slate George c. Marshall left by plane today for wticre lie wll . ..._ „ before continuing to Moscow for Hie Hig Four conference opening Monday. The visit here, during which he conferred with the French premier and president, was climaxed by a ceremony In which Marshall laid a wreath on thc tomb of the unknown soldier nt tlic Arch of Triumph. His one-day stop over a clay slop-over in Parts Mrs. Susy Elder ot Alabama. I and North porlions Saturday. wns marked by n slrong show ol cordiality on both sides. Red Cross Drive Gains Momentum North Mississippi County Donations Pass Half-Way Mark More than half of Ihe $10.KK sought In North Mississippi County in Hie 1B47 Red Cross financia campaign has brcn obtained to dale us a total of $5100.75 was ic- porlct on hand this morning by drive officials. 'A lotal of SI 10 was added lo the fund yesterday afternoon by contributions' of $100 from Ihc Hlythc- villc Canning Co. and $10 from the HlylhQVlllc Gin Co. ..„.. it officials Ihal a greater amount than is recorded has been collected, lack of reports on progress i:i outlying communities has given llic campaign tho appearance of slowing down. Because of (his, an appeal was issued today by drive leaders lor progress reports to date from campaign workers. Although collections :nay not he completed, thc Red Cross cair.riaiRn headquarters here wants information on how much has been collected so far as it Is felt the quota Is nearer achieve i— — — f . , Screened for Rotations Members of the Rotary club were shown n film entitled "Te! meeting yesterday noon in the Hotel Noble. The film was made by the Southwestern Hell Telephone Co. and shown by James Nc-bhut. Other guests at the meeting wer L. J. Hennesy of St. Louis, Myioi. 8UIll( . llllIC llcxl Naming of osceola J. T. Morgan dato contingent of Little Rock, thc Rev. J. T. Lawrence of Osccola, M. R. Light ot Dallas and Charles f.ogsrcu, jn_ nlor Rniarlan. WASHINGTON, March 7.' (U ' ft0< y thei . UnitC(i with Die Court upheld the govern- NetherlandsNavy Accused of Piracy American Freighter Cuptairi Reports Seizure of Cargo UATAVIA, Mllich 7. IU!')-An iniiii<l Uiiteh foici) todny iKinrdfd the Amei'lciin freiirlil/>r, Mnilln ousted Cnpt. Iliidy Oniy hnrl his crow. The Dutch then lowed the freighter lo a dock mid started to unload KB gave the coniniitle* a 20- mlnutc dissertation' on the economy Of thc coal Industry and then asli- (lie matter i'Uh the casi Industry?" . He nnswcrcd the question him-' Miif. ;•'••"'' '" "There's nothing the matter with llw cnal Industry except the 111 Irenlnieni of Its employes. Ancl ihiif.i a" privnlo matter between tho conl operators and (he • United Minn Workers or America. : = "TKe tl.nlted Mhie Workers coutrt ««(tlD their dlf(eren<«| with the coal Induslo If Jli» iqrtm- ment would cease using i black-" j>ck to bfat'the miners Into sub- mlwlon while Ihe operator. «»ke- Ihe proflJ." • •>Lewis. w ciil before.. th 0 commlt- tec 111 ! loom - Klcl « Scnata shone - Its cargo of rubbi-r and other modules which Gray had loaded nn^Indonesian republican port. | lined the wall, aru | the nhtaT .-no ""™bm"il!M«S port 'whe 1 ™ 1 !!? 1 ,^™," 1 ' " ''^"'-^I'V^w's s«l<l. the effects or'-recent Tho nib ^' n rnl 1 IiShw 1Hl hiouSi- l |S StaU*TrtT nti '" ""H^.nd'imv^-cfn""'"^!'"-. 1 ."'; 01 '' "^ b ™W™- 1»»" b«n"tQ '""eat elgn ships to load via over I ho protests of Its captain. I'ctore the Dutch force of S5 arm- cd men seined thi? ship, Gray rui I warned (minorities that he Intended putting out to sea tomorrow unless ynllil reasons were presented for holding the vessel. A Dulcli naval lieutenant *ODk over command and asked dray for co-opcriillou in moving tho ship and discharging the cargo. Gray refused. ..••'.'"• "If you are taking command ol Ibis ship, f am getting off," )ie said ••r re hue to co-nperntc ln.»ny wnV In this unlawful seizure of Am«r|. contrary to existing Courl Lewis ?ald In 5ils prepared .slntemetit that any limit on labor's rljht to itrlke would establish nn nbaolute form of government In cnn properly aurceiucnts. Protect Lodged "Yon will get no steam on this ship unless you get It yourself Itlng ! bargaining In tho coal Inns been an' effective slop! »ald. : ; .,' " ,'/';; - 3y faced with a 'strikc-lifn'- mandate from the Supreme tl)e yn'tod Stales.- Committee Chalrmgn Robert A Tntt R, Ohio, asked I*wls If the situation' »*.. present' •l»Hh« tho i. Mebnlcklly It in boa- U>e>co«l session of . co« miners toehBlo«t|y .re'in the gov Lrnnwnt's eraloy bo the Have any nefotlatktna b««n going o" with the on-nera? asked Tnft „-. ., ,„...„„„ i, "I''ere htve been no negotiations am leaving my vpssol since you Ol any.ch»rBcter,since f> brief iifieet- iiavc taken my command from me '" B cnl ! ed f n September, 1046." ' by force." He'sald that meeting was called When Ihe Dutch party came by Adm. Ben Morecil, then mines "board, thc chief mate tried to take "' '"--'-"I the ifiingwny, t,ut was restrained by four Dutch men who did not use firms. Gray said he asked the boardini' """• ' lieutenant for a copy of a court " lc y Rrc nrrl/,,- r,,.. II. ~ .._i... -. *-vmv , T o, m for - — t'j "• i* viruL v the ficlxme. He quoled the lieutenant us saying: "I have ordcrw not lo lell you where my orders ciitnc from, but I luivc orders to tnke Mils shin 'lo an- so " HcBtltjJr Co, ; ' - "~ ' . administrator.. ,..,.. "Have the rf owners, approached you since- that time?" Basked .graft. "They don't need tb,':,-'.Benatpr/' Lewis roared. "They're" h»pi>y as The Riidlence laughM, ; for the first time./''' •' : ''. '".7:'." - ; , " Preceding Lewis w»s William-L. McQrath, preslrjeiit.pf the willlnm- oilier dock for unloading.' James Ilyim, director of the 1=- mmllscn Comiiany, said lie was lodging a strong protest, n 'iT llc Dlllcl1 Bovcrnment will be "able for the full value of this American vessel, American cargo and American crew, and will | re lorced lo pay nvnry penny of dam- »«es," he .said. "The Dnlch completely Ignored n protest by the u s S>lnte Department to llic Hague ycs- lerday over this unlawful secure.' Farm Bureau Obtains 2790 Memberships With l|,c membership 1947 drive -Farm Unreal! in Mississippi •" ^"- „ : «' *..ivt; in MISSISSIPPI believed by drive County passing l) lc half-way mark " "•"""'- "f drive workers to dale •iltproaching mid- show point county. figures In Ihc q "°'" SCt for (lle About 800 of the goal of 2100 new members have been reported with Ihrce- communities exceeding Ihc-ir quoins. Half Moon and Armorel have passed their goals r.ntt Calumet has more Ulan doubled Its quota, according to reports. The drive has been slowed soine- wliat by illness of drive workers. It wa s reported lodny, although a number of communities have Indi- scheduled to terminate the last of Ihis month. tnent llian present returns inclic.nc. catcd thai their quota will be Drive workers In charge of collec- reached' by the end of Ihe drive lions have been asked to notify --'•-••• • the Red Cross chapter office here as to the amount of funcl.-i that have been obtained to dale. Youthful Ball Players Telephone Courtesy Film Await Fair Day to Show ^^•V^VA_^.J /__ D«JL~__.!__._ i nAtr ^J^*ur f I — -f^- _ Their New Uniforms C ' CnX n sesl«rday were snown a mm cnutiea -rcic- rn ,, phone courtesy at their weekly £°" U ' luc(l , to , mar l' lans - f or the ,. ,„„)!,,,. ,. M I«^,I«,, „ — (., ».,. paranc ol the 103 (trade schnni ---- 103 grade school football players in the physical education program now underway in Blylhcville elementary schools. This parade, featuring the youthful gridmcn in tf been next new unifor.m, i 2 --. Postponed weal Tlie uniforms were • . e r g rt-ceiitly with funds provided by their striking would aff«t the p«b- Club iiicmln'rs, -r libor laws-r-Kot iupi'rtieuil u." , . \ .; - v . ; ': : -.'.^ ;. . "The •Wp'taorl.&oV.!»&>'• Ibrcd' a Frankenstein,". .-McGrath'-, -tesllfted. "Tlic people of AmcHci jakii Coti- (iress lo make fmidameriial-reforms in the •"-' ' '""• "•'• "''• '-"-' "• But the interest-of the"specta- tois, perhaps tlie lirgest" cfowil ever jammed.into the-marble-cell- ing room; was ' centered on the prny-halred mine 'leader. •*-In lolling the committee .."that Congress should not place any limit on labor's right to strike. Lewis «ns not referring directly to tHe Supreme Court decision against him yesterday. : - ... Iicwls' d«te wllh the committee cnrne less than 24 hours after tlie Supreme Court adjudged him and his United Mine Workers fAPL) g'lllty of contempt for permitting a strike last November In deflanca of a court order. • Hts prepared statement was drafted before the high court had ruled, in It. he sntd: "When the right to strike Is limited or taken away from the workers in this country, the form of government in America Is changed. Thc only difference between serfdom and freedom Is the right of voluntary contract. . ' Turning Clock Back, Lewis Says ' '•Take away or limit Ihe right lo strike 4" America and you turn the clock back to the Middle Ages, you strike down freedom and substitute the absolute form of government." Lewis' statement made no direct reference to his legal conle5?vwilh the government over the November walkout in the government-operated bituminous mines. Tiie Supreme Court decision wSs \vitcomed by most House and Senate members. But they felt it had not lessened the need for new labor taws (o protect the public against crippling strikes. Chairman Fred Hartleyt R.. J., of the House Labor.Com sadl tlie government still riu. authorized specifically to us. junctions against strikes affe the public welfare. "The Supreme Court dec was based only on a case w •- .• no.* Moacu u**ij wn M vnae nuii^ until the miners were working for the government," he said. "We must enact legislation covering all workers whether they are, working for the governnjent or not so long as He welfare."

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