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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 13, 1947
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VOL. XL1II-NO. 300 BiytheviUe Dally Blytheville Courier ' THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHRAHT ARKiuai. . -M^MM. W A. ,^ .A.^1 W "f KM/ I —• ____ _ ur NURTKEAttt nKKANSAf! AND SOUTHEAST Mlfwu-umi Blytheville Herald Mississippi valley Leader Business Leaders In Osceola Hear Mississippian "Tupelo Editor Puts Stress on 'Will to Win' In C. of C. Endeavor By I'. G. CLARK (Courier News Stuff Writer) OSCEOLA, March 13. — Qeor"c McLean, editor of Hie Tupelo, Miss Daily Journal ana president of the' Tupelo Chamber of Commerce lor Hie p:ist 18 months, was principal speaker at a joint dinner-mcelin" of members of the Osceola Chamber of Commerce, Rotary and Ki- wnnis clubs in the Community House in Osceola last night. Mr. MeLsan used as his subject "Concrete Suggestions About a Chamber of Commerce." He stressed co-operation and the will to win nt members of the organization saving "Set yourself a major goal then go all out for them. Have a specific work program and follow it through." He also stressed the importan-e of city-urban co-operation stating that the fundamental basis of a Chamber of Commerce in this vicinity must )> e agricultural. "The general phase of a Chamber of Commerce." Mr. McLean added, • is community development There is no outside organization or influence that can be allowed to run the organization, you, as members have to run it. Unless you are willing to give the time, effort and ^ money to do the job, no one else can do it." In conclusion Mr. McLean point ed out that any civic organization must have intelligent, determine and unsolfish leadership in order for It to function correctly. G. B. Seagravea, president of the Osceola Rotary club, introduced Arthur Rogers, president of the iiewlv formed Chamber of Commerce who introduced the speaker. Mr. Rogers announced his committees for the corning year. The committees, their chairmans and members are as follows: Executive , Committee — Arthur Rogers, Steve Bowker. Joe Rhodes Steve Ralph, and George Florida' Mayor Ben F. Butler was appointed ex-officio member. Audit Committee-Jimmy Herrdon, chairman, J. s. McCants and Elliott Sartain. Planning and Projects -R. C. .Bryan, chairman, Faber White, D. s. Laney. W. J Driver •Jr.. Ben BuDcr.' Darreli" cFa~ne and Sam Hodges. Membership committee — Dane Fergus, chairman, Tim Bowles *t W Butler, Herbert Shlppcn, and Milton Pope. Retail Merchants— E M. Jaffce. chairman, R. C. Van Way Louis George, O. E. Massengill Nu" la " Weinbcrg, D. N. Morris, Guv nobbms, L. K. Harwarg, Max Hart Lcs Foster and Bill Thomas. Agricultural Development— Harold Ohlciulorf. chairman, D. V Malock Ralph Woodruff, Welby Young' Lloyd Godley, Clay Ayres Fnbnr White, Ben Butler, Louis Oeorg- Ed Segrnvcs. Godfrey white, James Woodward, Coleman Crews Johnnv Cram, Rufus C. Branch, Cecil Wright, Charles T. Coleman A C Spellings, Ed Ten ford and ' Prank Dean. Dane Fergus, chairman of the • membership drive, reported on activities of his committee reportim that to date 112 business concern; and individuals have paid membership dues. Schools Plans Committee to Meet Tonight A joint committee of the Chamber of Commerce n ,,d the school board will meet in Mic city hall a t 7:30 tonight for thc purpose of selecting a slte for Ule high school, it was announced today by Farmer England, president of the Chamber of commerce It was decided nt a meeting of the joint committee on March 3 to erect a new and largcd high school in Blythcville am \ t] le present Senior High School ijntlrt- mg would be given over to n three year junior high school. The building that houses the Junior High School and the Central Grade School would then be remodeled TIKI used to house Ihe central Grade School solely. At this previous meeting the committee agreed it should raise $o«,0«o to -be donated to the school district for the purchase of the new site. HLYTHBV1LLE. ARKANSAS, THUUSDAV, MARCH 13, their Contributions To Red Cross Exceed $8000 T»o more volunteer workers in the Re,) Cross financial drive have exceeded their quotas, it was announced by Mrs. Julia Haralson, of . the local Red Cross Chapter. Louis Applebaum, who is in charge of collections in the area iiom Railroad to Second streets, turned in $35 to boost his total to 5723. His previous total was $688 ,->nd his quota was set at $700. Otho Stanfield. who has thfc area from Broadway to Railroad streets, tuincd in $30 donated by Meads to rake his total to $610.25. His quota was set at $600. Mrs. Vernon Thomnsson, who Is in charge of solicitations in Ward 1, turned in an additional $4 from her area. Ward i exceeded Its quota of $150 several days ago. This brings the total to S219.25. These contributions bring the grand total for Mississippi county up to $8,182.33 which is $1,909.67 short of the goal set at $10,092. N. Y. Stocks 2 p.m. Quotations AT&T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola !! Gen Electric ... Gen Motors Montgomery Ward NY Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation'!!!!!!!! Republic Steel nartio !!!'.!".'" Socony Vacuum Studebakcr . Standard of N j Texas Corp .. Packard . U S Steel ....!.' 166 74 7-8 39 J-4 92 96 3-8 152 35 7-8 58 7-8 57 7-8 18 3-8 80 10 28 3-4 14 ...\. ill 7-i ...). 64 56 3-8 C 5-8 13 1-8 Murdered George p. McNear president 'with railroad' than five year, of Toledo, Peoria & Western Railroad and the central figure in bloody disputes unions. for more was shot to death Monday night while taking a walk near his home. At the time of the shooting the streets were dark due to a burned out transformer. (NEA Tele photo.) Senators Wont Political Ads To Be Signed LITTLE ROCK. March 13. (UP) — Two House bills introduced by representatives from Mississippi County died in the Arkansas Senate yesterday. The First proposal, which would have repealed an Arkansas law requiring a signature on all politi- advertisements, was beaten :* cal to 2. it was introduced in House by Rep. Alcne Word. tlio . The second measure would have required that persons arrested on a misdemeanor be tried in the justice of the peace court in the township where the arrest occurred. The bill was defeated 25 to 5. It was introduced by Reps. Leslie N. Gjwk and E. C. Flecman. Meanwhile, the House approved and sent to the Senate for possible action today a bill introduced by Rep. L. H. Antry. The bill calls for salary increases of Negro school supervisors, allowjng them to receive 15 percent of the salary paid to the county school supervisor,!. approved a. bill, explain- The House also sent to thc senate cd by Rep. Speck, allowing t'ho 11 counties hiring county supervisors having masters degrees to raise, their salaries by $600 a year. Mrs. A. W. Griggs, former Btytheville Woman, Dies Mrs. Eva Griggs, 33, died this morning in n Booneville. Miss, hospital. The former Blytheville woman had been living i n Bonevillc since thc first of the year. Funeral services Probably will be held tomorrow in Booneville. She i s survived by her husband. A. w. Griggs; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Trom Ramey of Dell; three children, Billy Joe, Ronnie nnd Troy Lavcrne; two sisters. Mrs. Runle Griggs of Blytheville and Mrs. porter Willbanks of Dell- and three brothers, Floyd Ramey of Aberdeen, Miss., Buck and Eugene Hamey of Dell. Holt Funeral Home is in charge. Weother ARKANSAS — Cloudy, showers today, ending In extreme Northeast portion tonight. Colder today History-Making Moscow Conference Opens SINGLE COPIES F1VK OKN Soviet POICIBII Mimstei. Vinchestn National Guard Seeks Recruits Enlistment Drive Planned for Unit- Here in Blytheville Capt. J. R. Reeder, commanding officer of Company M, 153rd Infantry, Arkansas National Guard, said today that nn extensive enlistment drive will be staged in Blytheville. Enlistment in the local company has fallen fnr below Its requirements with two officers and 24 enlisted men. The company's table of organization calls for seven officers and 150 enlisted personnel. Capt. Keedcr stated that veterans who desire to enlist can, If they have hail prior service in a weapons company or have had prior service that fits them for existing vacancies, enlist nt their discharge grad" providing they enlist for a three- yenr period nnd their discharge grade does not exceed the table uf organization of the company. He also pointed out that anyone with as much as six months prior service in Army. Navy or Marine Corps, can enlist for one year us a private. • ^ . Authority has" been received from the state adjutant general to repair the armory here. This project is in the hands of U. S. Branson Capt. Reeder said. ' Word was received from Washington that nil equipment for Company M, including weapons, transportation nnd clothing, will be received here by April 1, Capt. Reeder further states. Capt. Reeder pointed out that persons who enlist will draw -t.\i , proximately three and one thirfi percent of the Army base pay for the rating they hold for each drill night. Drills are being; held «ich Wednesday and Thursday nights Each Summer the company will encamp at Camp ChalTee, near Fort Smith, for two weeks. While a', camp enlistees will draw full base pay and allowances for the two weeks. Kiwanians Seek Funds to Send B.H.S. Glee Club to Little Rock To aid m assuring particiiintion of all 00 members ot the Rlytheville High School dice Club in the annual mtisio festival in Little Uock this y*«r, the Kiwaiiis Club ycster- dsiy voted to launch a fund-raising drive to obtuin R720 to cover thc group's expenses. J The Arkansas Spring Music Fes-* — • tlvat will be held In Ihe cipitol city's Robinson Memorial Auditorium Friday. March 21, and will draw glee clubs from throughout the state. In last year's festival, the Blythcville Glee Club received' lop honors. The Kiwanis Club named John Simpson chairman of n commllt'ee to Investigate funds required to finance the group's stay at thc festival and he reported that $720 were needed. This will Include five meals and two nights' lodging for each of the 80 members of the glee club. Club Won Honors in 1946 The Kiwnnians got the drive underway with a {25 contribution club and 1 the club Blytlicviile citizens to give their aid in raising the money Contributions should be sent to'Mrs" Wilson Henry, director of the glee club, nt the Blytheville Senior School, "The-Blythcville Glee club is not self-supporting, although it plans Irom the lias urged to be In another two years," Mrs. Henry said yesterday. The group plans to present a concert here early In April, she snld. In addition to winning lop acclaim nt last year's festival, the club drew much favorable comment from over Iho entire stale with their performance mid ns n result was the only .school choral group in the stale Invited to present a concert before the Slate Teachers Convention In Little lioc-k. Mrs. Homy is recognized ns one of the leading music directors In the state. This year, the festival will open with girls' nnd boys' Blec clubs sine- Ing in ihc morning and choirs and Truman Studies Comment on Talk President in Florida For Brief Rest After Address to Congress KKV WEST, Fla.. March 13 — 'Ul'i— President Truman, nwnltlng world rencllon tp his proposed new fiireldii policy, settled In a sleepy old house overlooking (he Atlantic Ocean nnd the cmlf of Mexico to- dny, nbsorblsg what his doctor called nn "absolute rest." Snon after Ills arrival lut c yes- tonliiy he met an «lil frltntl, Ncul Helm, Cnriithentvllle, Mo., Inisl- ni'ssntnn, w hii Is vacationing here, and Mr. Helm had dinner with tliu presidential purty. Behind the scenes today were radio nnd landllne communications , - - tc > bring the chief executive rcac- mixcd choruses pel forming In the Mon to his address before n Joint afternoon. That night, nil parllcl- ! .session of congress pledging Amcr- pnnts will sing In a combined -ho- l<an support to small nations under rus of 1200 voices, representing nil threat of coercion and lutlmldn- schools taking part In the festival, linn by more powerful outside nn- Aniong the judges of the event lions. will be_ Wilson Mount, supervisor, In n( i r i| Mnn , Malvern Schools Closed by 'Flu' Few Cases Reported In Blythcville Area Except at Burdette Following yesterday of announcement here the closing of the Communist Party Officials Face Ban by Committee WASHINGTON, March 13—tup> K -. , - «• --Chairman J. Parncll Thomas O f i s ' t" 0 " 10 " and churches ... the House UnAmerican Activities '?" cffor t to check a rapidly-sprcad- Committee said today that he will 8 flllc epidemic i n the schools '"" ' party officials from J 1 "" classes in Mnlvom school, will glslntlon to outlaw , br , = Ios . e< ' Ilntil Monday. scnool at Burdette because of tl._ prevalence or influenza, It was announced from Llltlo Rock today that similar steps are being taken m some other sections of thc state. The silu.ition in the Blylheville scnools, apparendv Is well under control, it was indicated tdoay and unless there Is a big Increase In the number O f cases In the city there is no. likelihood that the. schools will close. The United Press reported that: State Health official., have banned all public meetings in Magiio!l:i bnr Communist •icstlfyfng on IcgL... . tile party in this country. ''The Communist officials can't J „ . arid anything to what the commit- {"M flvc 'oochcrs were absent ycs- tfp already knows about their tno- lcr;lil i'- lies and activities," said the New ' *" Lltllc Rock, Dr. A. M. Wash- . Dr. W. G. Hoclges, Malvern city health officer, said 300 students , Jersey Republican. "The only thing tney could offer is more lies." Thomas said the hearings will start about March 25 and will explore the entire question of how far Congress can go In outlawing " , . . . burn, communicable disease director of the Stale Health Department, said, however, that at this time the disease appeared lo be well-scattered throughout the state w:th only a few areas suffering "undeslrable organizations." The lrom "cavy concentrations" hearings are expected least two weeks. Kiwanis Fills Vacancy On Board of Directors Jodie L. Nnbors was oteled a director o fthe Kiwanis club at the group's weekly meeting ycslcrd»« noon at Hotel Noble. He replacl; Fred McGhcc, who moved recently to Hot Springs. A film entitled "Clear Water" «"as shown nt the meeting. The picture discussed the pollution of American streams caused by the' growth of sewage systems, pointing out that such pollution cost th> nation $100,000,000 annually. Guests at th.c meeting were Charles Bmbree Of St. Louis, and Ebb H. Carson and Samuel F. Norris. both of Blythevllle. lo last at' Approximately 950 cases were reported in the state last week, about half the number reported In thc same period last year. The weekly morbidity report of the health department showed 2.- Of'8 cases of flu reported in the !-tnte so far this year, compared v.'ith 4,981 cases nt the same time last year. Leading in th c number of cases reported last week was Washington County with 476 cases. Greene bad 175. Mississippi County 17. Se'vicr 10, Phillips, nine. B«onc, three, and Columbia, Garland and Ouacliila, one each. Thc report nlso revealed m rases on pneumonia reported last week. br'nglng the year's total to 511 compared with 400 at the same time last year. Churchill Wants Chance To Debate Aid to Greece LONDON, March 13. _ (UP) — Winston Churchill joined one of thc foreign polciy "rebels" of thc and tonight with lowest tempera- ,ri,, i , g ,\ P n' y , eb °' S " of thc v/,V tures near freezing in northwst I, ° r Party today '" rc ' V portion win*,, n .,,.»iJ i ,J ., q " p - stl "B a » opportunity to debate I record ff ' I' r'^.± U ; V .,P°. lltly ' " Ol Resident rumnn's pro |W sa. for Robor so cold Northwest portion. proposa American aid lo Greece. Colder Weather Due Colder weather was due tonight for Blythcville and other .sec!Ions of North Arkonsas, according to the weather forecaster in I'.Ule Rock. Showers nlso were prndlrte.l. A high of 57 was recorded licre terday with a low of 48 Wing orded last night,' accord in; lo j Robert E. Blayloek, official wealli- I or observer. Snyder Opposes Income Tax Cut Treasury Secretary Appears at Heated Committee Session WASHINGTON, March 13. (UP> -Secretary of Treasury John iff. Snyder today formally opened the administration's fight against Republican plans for Income tax reductions at a heated session of thr. House Ways and Means Co in ml'.tee. Snyder reaffirmed in strong tcniij- the administration's opposition t-> a 20 per cent income lux cul favored by many Republican fiscal Icadcis. The administration's position vn-; contained In a prepared statement by Snyder which he read lo the committee afler 15 minutes of acrimonious debate among members over the way In which ils arfalre have been handled. Democratic members charred Chairman Harold Knutson, R.. Minn., with "steam-roller 'tactics." KnuLson had just Introduced Snyder to the committee to start two days of tax hearings when Rep. Walter Lynch. D.. N. y. r interrupted to nsk whether the hearing would IK limited to two days. "I only know what t rend In ... pajiers about what goes on In this committee," Lynch said. Knutson replied that Lynch's Information was correct. Then Rep. Aime Fornnd. D., R. I said Knutson "has acted on his own' and without authorization of the committee" In the way he had prepared for Ihe tax hearings. "Thc last acllon of Ihe committee, over Democratic protest, was to keep these hearings closed," Forand srtld. 'We Democrats now nnd lhat liicy have been opened." Rep. John Dlngell. D., Mich.' .,;!,served that thc committee decision-, were "being made in an uptown hotel room." is on what wns going oil outslclo of this ponce- Inl, Southernmost lown of thc Florida keys, (Dr. afahnm did not accompany the President.) If the necessity arises, he Is In a position to be In Instant coimnu- lilrallon with Secretary of Stnte George c. Marshall who Is' nllcnd- Ihc foreign minister's conference In Moscow. Mr, Truman" nlso wns prepared to return to Washington In four hours. , No Word From Marshall Marshall's report on Russian rc- noLlon to Mr.. Truman's message nay top In importance ihc reaction of Congress which the President a.skert for Slon.OOD.OOO for assistance lo Greece and Turkey. Mr. Triiinnn reached his quarters hist night shortly utter (lus)-__ He dined with his staff. n nd turned In Today the President set the note ol his brief vacation here, loafing nml taking It ensy^ He stayed nticd 8 a.m., unusuall ui:lil lly |ale [or Mm, and alter a leisurely breakfast, he rprnt the forenoon sopping up the UoiTical sun. Mr. Truman had received some 30 telegrams by this morning In response to his foreign policy address to Congress yesterday and l(o.vs said that all were favorable. Ross said the President hid not hc.'ird from Secretary of State George G. Marshall in Moscow but expects lo hear from him \\hllc he Is here. Iho Truman Plans Early Visji to Mississippi i CLEVELAND, March 1:1. (UPi—Thc Mississippi Helta today launched two months of preparation for President Truman's forthcoming visit tojlhls agricultural sec- lion of rich plantations. The Wliltc aud great cotton announced In Washington .yesterday that Mr. Truman will speak, nt the 12th annual meeting Of .the Delta Council i-.erc May 8..the President's f»rd birth- Lynch »skcd whether tbc Demo-1 'I 115 '" Folu>wl ''S '>'" address. Prcsi- crats would be notified of the tlmo' C T«">inn will be guest of honor When they might offer amendmeiits , at " tar " OCUC1 ' to thc"VeBlsVai!oinoVn'20 t p'er' i r"n^ ',' Wc " re I' 11 """ 1 " 5 lhc greatest Across-the-board lax cut whlrh "•'""'•'"'"" '" "'" " i "— "' "Knutson is s[>onsoring. Knulson replied lhat Ihc committee clerk's records would show that he had not used "high-handed" tactics, and the clerk wns sent to get his records. Knutson said they would be studied in closed session. In thc face of strong Republican demands for a 20 per cent reduction. Snyder said thnt for the time being any government surplus should be used to reduce the national debt. When n tax cut doe', become fcnslMe. he snid, ft should be mainly for the benefit of low Income groups. . The tin coating from 3000 tin would make Inch hif!h. pile only one celebration In lhc history of thc Mississippi Delta." Council dent Irby Turner said today. A crowd of 35,000 lo 00,000 is an- liclpatcd, Turner said. President Truman Is expected lo land at either Memphis. Tenn., or Greenville. Miss., in his foiir-ensincil plane, "the Sacred Cow." nnd travel to Cleveland by cnr. He probably will return to Washington thc same day. N. Y. Cotton Mar. Mny July Oct. . Dec. open high low ... 355!) 3550 3531 .. . 3154 3-166 3410 ... 32CO 3265 3242 ... 2985 2905 ... 2fi!)2 MIO 1:30 Government Officials Discuss U. 1 Move To Hail Communism WASHINGTON,;"Mi.rch 18. (U.P.j--Toi> eoy^nment niililm-y niifl diplomatic officials met j,, closed session to [iiiy with Ihc .Semite Foreign Kclalions Committee 'which tei.Tr' 1 ? 1 on •- vr klcni '^w* cSmcv s u> halt Coinimim.'ini 1:1 tlic> Middle Kat Falls Into Sea A Trans-World Airlines Constellation returned to . dnmfcr, New louwlland, early Monthly report- H, York, ing that UK navigator, < Hart of Sag Island, New had been blown through thc-uslrni 'Ionic and. fell into the sea about 000 miles east of Guilder. (NBA iclcphoto.) ' cirfcrgmcy p an- > Secretary of War Robert P. Pat| Icrson. Secretary of Navy Jnnies Furrc.ital and Acting Secretary of State Demi Arfieson appeared before the.jjroup to discuss the pro- l»>sul-ior $400,000,000 In aid"'to Grecre and Turkey. They were accompanied by Undersecretary of War Kenneth Royall, Vice Adm. p.. p. Sherman, deputy chief of Novul Operations, lind Brig, pen, Miles Rebor, thb Army legislative llnlwm- officer.'' . : . Chairman Arthur H. Vnndsnbcrg, R., Mich:, sBid.lhc foreign relations M'.'imwhllo', Sen. Robert A Taft R., 0: called a luncheon meeting• of his Republican Policy Committcs which may.draft recommendations lo !)o presented lo a OOP conference meeting i tomorrow. .."•••'• Recommendations, for emergency action woru';_pfT ('a,»' good, slarc to-' ward congressional 'approval desiilt'c' warnings that they could . lead-to war with the Soviet Union. Mr. THIMBU'S proposal started Congress'toward hiomontous debate (iiiu showdown ,'qn Isolationist and Inlervcrttlonlst 'strength.. Members, lly thrust upon thomXalthough Ihey Knew It was coming and approxl-. mixtcly what II would be. 'They now incc<] a decision as-difficult as Htc flimiHX • KAyr on Page s " Legislaturilnds Marshall lo Seek Stalin interview U. S. Secretary Wflnts Opportunity to T«II Of U.S. Foreign Policy MOSCOW. March'13 — (UP) —, Secretary of State George C.'Marshall .will take the first possible opportunity lo explain the new A'Mcrlcnii foreign policy ngalp'l Communism to Premier Josef Stain, It was learned today. Apparently It, was undecided wliclhcr Marshall would take the liill.latlvc for a conference with Stalin or would await a move from t:ie Russians. He was to gel Ms first offlclnl Indication O f Soviet reaction to President Truman's speech when h"! saw Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov In the council of forc- mlntstcrs session today. Thc American proposals for thc Eastern Mediterranean were disclosed after yi'slcrday's meeting had adjourned. H was revciiled thai Molotov had agreed to talk Informally with Mar r .shall nnd Ernest nevln of Britain ubout China outside the council ir.ui has agreed to having a Ohl- :ir.=e representative present. He rent notes lo this effect to the Anglo-American ministers. Thc Kremlin state dinner, expected soon If usual Soviet social cus'.oms arc followed, would allow Marshall nn opportunity for n preliminary talk with slnlin at which lie could arrange „ m0 re .formal lalk later. Marshall had n large hand In formulating the Truman statement and certainly knew every word of it. before thc president spoke. The secretary considered any bad effect upon current foreign minis Mpvo to Submit Tax Proposal to Voters Dies on Calendar ' UTTF.E RQq^.Marqh.,!^ (UPj —The 58th General Assembly of, A f!§ofM8ji -rolledito the end of its . Darnell _. „„ ni» Unt> L ' ** U "< House floor in » flhbustbr Spenkct Roy R?nles atlci Lt Nil* linn Gordon rapp-d thofr gavels •ilmiiltaiieouiljC In the House ai^i Senate as the hnn'ds of the clock moved to 12. Darnell's • huur-loin filibuster killed n measure tlmt would place a fee on ihttu-statc trucklirjes nnd railroads for siipt port of the Public Service, Commission. .•...,During the day the Senate .had passed nine bills nnd defeated oriii while thc House had stamped IU approval on five. One measure approved in' the wnnliiK mlnulc-.s of the Senate provided that a|j assistant bounty school supervisors -may receive salaries amounting to Ihree- fourtlis of those received by'the supervisors. It wa s written l,y Kfp. L. H. Anlry of Mississippi County. ' • ' Killed by. failure of either hou.w to act was a proposed.conslltutional amendment whfch would.have forever removed the state from th" a-a valorem tax collecting field. The administration-backed proposal was amended In the House yesterday .so as to make It lneffestlvc.itwasnot called up today. ' A bill which.would have revised the gasoline turnback fund formula dictl when H >ns caught in the morning hour In the Senate. It had been debated during the morning hour for the past three days The last bill to receive House approval was a.^roposal by Sen I.CC Hearten of Leachvllle abolishing: non-productive taxes, licenses and fees which hire been on the statute hooks. Funds for a veterans service bureau were assured when thc House ters' negotiations on Germany as P" 85 " 1 three Senate bills nnd sciit worth \i-iille | 'hem to the governor and ' „,.!!: '?..,"?* up , to . Gov .- L »ncy to de- niploinats In all embassies thc conference hotels two questions: (1) wi have' °' and (2) new American . the German discussions _. will thc soviet reaction be passive or retaliatory? Marshall had no outside appointments today, limiting himself to "ereVing ^ , whlch ° f «-e three < Sc^ u ^ lit effect ^n l °, f B ','- A PI" OV! « «™e on over- liai C1ICCL Will whrlni >icr v^tnr. n rt — iv-_ — . the fourth afternoon. council meeting this By agreeing to Big Three talks outside the formal council sessions, Molotov failed In his original move to place china before the council, but succeeded In obtaining dlscus- fions of the Chinese situation with Britain nnd United States. He apparently has dropped the Idea of a special China coniniuniouo. which Bevin opposed. It was learned that Marshall considered the Eastern Mediterranean situation the most crillcnlfac- Iiig him, and decided lo take whatever chance there was on Oic new policy's possible effect on Mils conference. Mr. Truman's speech to Congress whelming votes after the House i ~ - the record of two for each. ' One of the measures would merely -enact thc present veterans r.«tv- ice bureau «nd set up a $33900 a year appropriation. Another would expand the bureau with an $83000 annual budget, The third would provide for a veterans service of- llcer In every county where needed Senate Has Usht Day Tnc Senate yesterday spent most of the day in recess, waiting and Sec LEGISLATURE on Pa|c 3 Former Alabama Man Faces Forgery Charge Paul Bridges, 27, formerly of Conrtland, Ala., but recently moved to Blytheville, today, waived preliminary hearing on a charge of forgery and uttering, and was ordered held to await action by Circuit Court. Bond was set by Mu- ,i..~ n I '— xyu*>6HOO lliplum proposing American support against $50000 the totalitarian threat to Greece Judge Graham Sudbury at Bridges Is alleged to have,forged 2974 2993 fen vr. i „ ! ^i 8 o-Amcrlcan ot- who was arrested with Bridges was 2BW MSlvwTrtlhn "n aormany." 1 lhC ^ | Sf relUmed W ' Ws ^ nts ta

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