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XE COURIER NEWS VOL. XI,VII—NO. 108 Blythevlll* Dally New§ Blythevltl* Courier Mississippi valley Leader BlytheviHe Herald Veto of Controls Bill Is Held Unlikely As *ConfereesConvene WASHINGTON, July 25. (AP)_Senator Sparkman (D-Ala) discounted today reports President Truman might veto an economic controls bill likely to fall far short of what he asked Congress to give him. * nA Senate-House Conference Senators Get Set For Battle over Agri Fund Cuts THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AMP SOUTHEAST UWSOOJH BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 1951 Few If Any Reductions Anticipated in Big Appropriations Bill WASHINGTON, July 25. (.'!'i — Senators squared away today for a battle, over proposals to lop $150,000,000 or more from the annual Agricultural Department money tiill. ?" Even before a test vole, it was apparent that lew if any reductions would be made in the bill carrying more than a billion dollars in cash and loans for federal iarm programs In the year which started July 1. Senator Russell <D-Ga). the floor manager, told the Senate yesterday "this is I* defense bill." He offered charts and arguments to show that agriculture alone among government agencies had reduced its money requests and government workers during the past 11 years. Democratic Leader McFarland (D-Ariz) served notice he would hold Senators past their usual quitting time today to try to complete action. That warning came after a heat- td oulbmst lat« yesterday when Senator Dirksen (R-II1) moved to chop off some <130,000,000 of the department's soil conservation service money. Not enough Senators were present to conduct business or vote. Dirksen and Senator Williams (R-Del) jointly sponsored a proposal to cut $130.009,000 fcfi the- $280,- no^X- fm payments to • fn the soil A Committee starts efforts today to compromise conflicting versions of a bill already criticized by Economic Stabilizer Eric Johnson as. giving consumers no break. Sparkman, one of seven Senate conferees, told reporters he tears there isn't "much room to move around" in any efforts to make the measure more palatable to the President and his economic aides. But the Alabama Senator, a supporter of stiff controls, said he -Cation, rent control and other authority carrild in the measure is too important to justify a veto merely because price-wage sections may not be all (lie President desires. Feels Veto Not Needed "Just from my own viewpoint." he said, "i don't see why a veto would be called for. The only bad part of the bill from my standpoint, is the price-wage section. Otherwise, the bill carries essential authority without which the Defense Production Administration could not operate." Sparkman and other advocates of stringent controls apparently will be outvoted among the Senate conferees, when a majority of the group sets a policy, the Senate's vote is cast for it as a unit: The seven House conferees also vote as a unit. Administration leaders regard the House version of the bill as generally more palatable than the Senate's measure. Although the President asked continuation of present price control authority, the Senate voted to restrict future beef price rollbacks. It also granted only limited authority to roll back non-farm prices below the Jan. 35 level. The House acted to permit the present ten per cent beef price rollback to stand and to allow future pi ice rollbacks ot farm prices so long as the ceiling's set are not (A) lower than go per cent of May 1!) levels or IB) lower, than parity, the price legally declared to be lair to fanners and consumers. Slatigliierinj Quotas Hit against any ouotfs. which the ad- .. ..... ~™~.,—-«. r^w^j.^- , wc e a. Senator : EJ&uglas ;iTJ-Iliy drej* 'ministration contends are needed to nuendmentt" to slasii $244,Q03,0?u off the ca5h and contract,authority in Che' bill. Douglas proposed^ to cut production and marketing bonus payment£;'and authorizations by about «150,<XX>,000 and to Whack $87.000,000 oft proposed RFC loans to the Rural Electrification Administra- tign for telephone loans. Legion Schedules Annual Election Of Officers Aug. 7 Two nominating committees were ippointfd by the Pest Commander A. Speck McGregor at lust night's meeting ot the Dud Cason Post of the American Legion. The election of officers will be held Aug. 7. Nominations may be made frnm the floor at the July 31 meeting, s/ter which nominations will be closed. It was explained. The two committees are Bill Tegethoff. chairman, and Clarence Myrick, Garland Moody. Wade Jeffries] and Etocoe Cialton, committee one; and Ed Rice, chairman, jinrl Eddie Burks, James Nierstheimcr. George Hamilton, and Herbert Esldrldge. committee two.. A delegation from the post here headed by Mr. Nierstheimer, the Fifth District Comamnder, installed officers of the Leachville Au-.i/rican Legion Post In ceremonies hUd Isst Friday night. Weather Arkansas forecast; Partly cloudy this alterncon, tonight and Thurs- prevent black maVfcels. Opponents argue..that quotas encourage them. Both houses voted lo keep present wage cdntrols. And'both included provisions liberalizing credit terms on new and used .antes the. Senate voting for 18-month payments and the House for 21 months. Both houses denied prasidentia requests for authority to build new government production plants change Hie basis for controlling bl!r - The MRP farm prices and to curb commodity market speculation. Both houses also voted to set up a Small Defense Plants Adminis- request. State's Draft Quota For August Is 117 LITTLE ROCK, July 25 W'j— Selective! Service has asked Arkansas to furnish in men for September induction into the armed forum. Lt. Col. Elliotte Stoddnrn. manpower division chief for the state. said yesterday that local draft quotas would be announced August. In FOURTEEN PAGES Pacific Relations Institute Hearing Gets Under Way Senate Committee To Check on Leftist Influence in Group Georges Bidnult Bidault Is Called In French Crisis Ex-Premier Asked To Form Cabinet; Mayer Loses Vote PARIS. Juiy 25 <!fi —Former Premier and Foreign Minister Georges Bidault was asked by President Vincent Auriol today to try to form a new government. Bidault, a Catholic popular Republican, was expected io decline later today because of inability to get enough support. Earlier today, Auriol's previous loi^e. : '-ir . ne premiership, Radi- il Social .;• Rene Mayer, iailed to win a vo'e of confidence from the National • because the MRP abstained from voting. As a result. Mayer got only 241 of the 314 votes he needed for a majority. The issue was fhe old one of state subsidies for schools. Tile SINGLE COPIES FIVE CEMTt Reds Submit 'Reasonable Proposal OnJ/Vithdrawal of Foreign Troops Allied Team Asks WASHINGTON, juiy 25. w — After months of secret investigation,'the Senate's Internal Security Subcommittee called Us first public hearing today on the Institute of Pacific Relations. Edward C. Carter, secretary-general of the ll'R. was the lii'st witness. The subcommittee, headed by Senator McCarran (D-Nev), said the next witness will be millionaire leftist Frederick Vandcrbilt Field, who is slated to testify tomorrow. The Institute, founded in the 1920's. figured in last year's Senate investigation of charges by Senator McCarthy IR-Wis) that the Stale Department harbored Red sympathizers. Senator Ferguson (R-Mtch), n member of McCsirran's judiciary subcommittee, recently said the group was interested in finding out if there were any "Communist influences" in the IPR. He added he did not mean to imply there were. Officials of tile Institute have denied Ihr-re are and have described the .organization as an objective research and information agency on Tar Eastern problems. Last February the internal security subcommittee stized thousands of the Institute's documents stored on a Massachusetts farm. Official 1 ;of the organization siiid the FBI had already gone over the papers. Since their seizure, the subcommittee has been, studying them. l^ L also has -closed doow Unite off and on for several weeks Members of the subcommittee •went to -New York July 12 to question Field, who now Is in jail there after l>eing sentenced to flO days for contempt of court. „ „.„ _.. v „. Jlu>t Federal Judge Sylvester Ryan for Roman Catholic] held htm in contempt tor his re- he MRP wanted them, fiisal to tell who conlributed to the ' ' Civil Right.--. Congress bail fund for four missing Communist leaders convicted of conspiracy. Field la a trustee of the fund. McCarnin said arrangements have been made with the court for Field to come here to testify. MAMMOTH NEW CARGO PI.ANE-Mechanlc. at Long Beach, Calif., maneuver the giant now 24A transport out of its !,.„»„. The heavy-duty plane f. 127 feet long and has , M-ioo w, U can carry a 2 6 -ton load ,,000 miles and return. The .'clamshell" doors In the nose swing open a, Douglas I-. I WASHINGTON, July 25. (AP)-I, a v,™km were the oW job oi trying Io curb the motmtinn costs of McClellfcn (D-Ark), PadvanciiiK thor ij 6 mm ' tle8 ' " hTt1 ' 1l f uWf ' lt ' wor ks. ."many niilliomc The other parties were opposed. Mayer hud suggested waiting un... til a committee investigating the to question issued ils report in October. The MRP did not want the delay. The decision of the Communists to vote against Muyer and the abstention from votine by Gen. mns- -------- .......... ------ -.• •-•>". (ration, which the President didn't Charles de Gaulle's French Peoples Rally (RPF) only made his dt'ieat more resounding. President Anriol now has to try to find a more acceptable candidate. Auriol's first choice- -farmer Pi- nance Minister Maurice Petsche, an | Independent — had thrown in his hand before even facing the assembly. France has been without a government since former Premier Henri Queullle resigned, according to custom, after the general elections of June 17. Queuille like Mav was erate. 'GetAchesorr Plan Mapped Revised Methods Get GOP Group's Approval WASHINGTON. July 25.CAPI — At a shnrply split party meeting, a majority of House Republicans present agrejd today to support a plan aimed nt .striking Secretary of State Acheson off the federal payroll. Trie decision to pursue the "Get Acheson" drive through the mcdi- a Radical Socialist, or Mod-! urn of the Stale Department ap- lo return to Dell with Peterson's i reductions should be applied. Gathings Says Regulation ' Failure as Inflation Control propriation bill was taken by ' a standinc. vote of 71 to 33. More thrm 90 Republicans either tlid not attend or refrained from voting. The majority approved a motion to suppcrt an amendment to Stile Department motley bill. Senate Group Offers Way to Curb Mounting Costs of Government 2nd Truck Fire Walker Sanders, Dell, Was Passenger; Peterson Rites Held The second victim of the accident near Gray Summit. ...„., yesterday which claimed the life of Lee Odls (Nubbinl Peterson of Del), has been Identified us v/alker Sanders, about 20. also o[ Dell Mrs. R. A, Crecmvay of Deli, wife of the owner of the truck in which the two men burned to Jc-alh sajd that Sanders was identified yesterday through the truck tcm:innl h, Chicago where Mr. Peterson's truck was k»ded prior to his return trip She said Sanders, who nlso drove a truck for her husband, Joined Mr Peterson at Chicr.go. Sanders had driven + The Idea Is to make it passible* lor Congitcs to know as much aboui federal spending as the departments, agencies 'and bureau*! which do the spending. McClellnn announced committee approval of a bill to set up a Housc- Sc-nale committee on the bmtgeb that in some respects would br R Congrcsstolml counterpart of the President'^ Budget Bureau. The committee would be composed of ten members of the'Rouse and Senate Appropriations Committees and eight members of the truck House and Senate Expenditures Mo., I Committees. 'The primary objective," said McClellan, "is to provide. Congress, and particularly the appropriations committees, with Ihe facilities to do a much belter job in screening budget requests." Moreover, lie said, the mere establishment of such a committee would help to save money because "It would deter agencies Irom ask ing for excessive appropriations." McClellan, author of the bill, said II would make unnecessary across- the-board—or so-called "meat-axe" -cuts by Congress because law- a Iruck to Chicago but could .. .... nnt gel his truck loaded so decided ! makers w<,uld know where budget truck. Mis. Greenv.-ay .snirt. Overturned on C'tirvr Both men were burned beyond recognition when the tnick overturned on a U. S. Ilighv.ay 00 curve near Grey Summit and burneri. tbrl Services tor Mr. Peterson «».-.. ] conducted in the Dell MrthcdTtt Missouri Flood Waters Recede Leveei Expected To Hold River from Cape Girardeau South CAPE GIRARDEAU. Mo., July 25 Wj—The Mississippi was carrying Its tremendous flood load out of Missouri 'oday. leaving behind the tedious and heart-breaking Job of rehabilitation. Receding all the way from St Louis to Cape Qlrardeau, ihe gorged river swept southward Into fcr- - — - >• m commer tiffed levees which were expected . c " aske[l if [he Communists' ne The Federal Reserve Board's Regulation '-w designed to emu consumer credit by increasing the rcduired down payment on automo" i d'es'iRtwlc'' Acheson" by°'nVm'e" out! Rev^M '^"briTfm^ • 1SS ' S ' Ca biles, appliances and durable goods "falls flat as a means of crmtrolims \ vmM "prcil/ that no federal payj Burinl was in Memorial Pavk inflation," Rep. E. C. (Took! Gathings said todav in hi, wn-tiv ^ : ™llld go to any "policy-makin.;" de Cemetery with Holt Funeral Home l eUcr . ' K 5 " KKIa> m " ls »cekly news ; partinciit head who, at any time! in chnree. | during the five yc:irs preceding ap-l -Mr. Peterson, who was 37 is sur- ,n"ts ^hTDefc^rodS; " erCC " t "' lhe "™ duc "« """ ° f ~ ""^""P™^ ?£ I crlon of r^'Ywo dau^^ .ct which 'woulS STST -,™ ««. '«. --I defense «£ K ™£ „„„ once rcpre- i % ChT^ ^ttT Petc^n tcntcti Poland. - _ .- ' •-' WARM AM) POSSIBLY WET widely-scattered thun- much change rlay with dershowers Not temperatures. Arkansas Cnllon Area Forecast Partly cloudy weather with scattered thundershowers indicated Wednesday to Saturday. Morning be liich. Afternoon sary down payment and extend the length ot time permitted to pay for an item bought on time payments. "The people have lillle cash with which to buy these items and the .. ( warehouses are swollen with auto- in! mobiles, furniture, household fixtures and appliances," Mr. Oath- ings said. "The consumer tr. in the position ot needing a refrigerator, stove, a washing machine or car, but he is unable lo buy because of Regulation 'W and its stringent . , . .. humidity temperalines in the 90s I requirements," the representative Missouri forecast: Fair norlh. I conlnuicd and partly cloudy south portion to- "Inflation Is caused by an nbun- nlght and Thursday with a' few darce °i money competing in the *ltu',.crs extreme south portion to- channels of trade for scarce com- nipht. Slowly rising temperature ! modlllps - If 'he situation existed In tohiKltt 70s. south- hijt,'I tms coml try where the great masses 8o-90 " ' i° f the population had billions of I dollars in buying power with which i lo purchase goods that were in (short supply, then Reeulalion 'W would occupy a reeded role," Mr. Galhings explained. Salaried workers and others of small means now are deprived the privilege of purchasing merchan: -|d!se that they greatly need, Mr. loathings, said. T ; "Shosilt! the emergency become (a.ora iever« anti a much larger Low Afiiiiinuni thi M-ximimi yesterday— 96. £w».et T-t/day — 7:08. Sunri.«e lomorrow— S:06. l'«i:i|>i!f linij LM limirs M .01. Total siilcf Jsii. 1—28.7.1 Me.iti ttmperaUire imtdvay tween hish and low)— 84.5. Norn^al mean temperiture 7 a.m.— percent of the productive effort of the country go into strict defense production, tighter controls could and should be put into effect Under present conditions. Regulation 'W Is not needed,' concluded. Way to Find Savings Senator Moody fD-Mlch). another enthusiastic supporter ot the measure, agreed. "This is » means of finding where money should b? saved and also where it should not ( we saved," he sr.icl. I Both lite and Mocdy's comments i were made at a press conference | prior to the filing of the Expenditures Committee's report to SeiiiUc on the bill. McClellan estimated thai the i a ,( 0 proposed committee might require (| ne tmncr a .staff of 25 to 50 persons.and thai i(s might run up^o SGQO,- 000 a year. Recess to Study New Proposition U. N. ADVANCE HEADQUARTERS, Korea, Ju!y 25. <AP)—Communist cease-fire negotiators today advanced a new proposal on withdrawal ot foreign troops from Korea. A United Nations spokesman •iillecl it "reasonable in content and phraseology " * »I?,VH Pi' 1 . Wi " lam N ™kok. who attended today's sessions, said th» new Red proposition was "mor. temperate and reasonable fn tone" A?r- PrC n kH 'f Commu » iit demands. °l ' lc ">lly, the U.N. satd the new Chinese and North Korean sugges- lon on troop withdraw,,!, was "sufficiently interesting" for allied delegates to propose along overnight recess for further study Neither Nuckols nor the •' U N communique indicated exactly how the Reds had modified their de- The five Communist generals brought out their ne w planner a three-day recess. They had asked >i h n r f" s Satllr "»y '° consult Mill their governments on the ^ P ,^? r ™*l "'"""i" *hlch Get* Clarification Be/ore presenting his revised 311,7- gestlon at today's ninth meeting Korean am. Nam II asked for and n^ ti T l1 J\ fl ' rther c!;ir 'flcatfo n of United Nations opposition to the original Red demand. Th™ »„ done In a 53-mfntite mornina «-,- ' Nam and Vice Adrn. c. Turner Joy, dead of the U.N. delegation This clarified just wh at the Communists were driving at. Joy thwi suggested adjournment until tomorrow afternoon, for full study at the new idea by the allies To make sure there was no ml B lake, each side supplied the other NuchoJs said these were the first written exchanges between the opposing dclegniioni In nine days of meetings. ^ Wednesday's sessions ended In an atmosphere of "now we are xet- Img somewhere," Nuckols said Negotiators still are talking about what subjects shall be listed on the agenda for discussion In the actual cease-fire talks. No Agreement There has been no agreement on any terms of an armistice. Nuckols declined to comment , ..... --- ,,^IL tAjJtuvt lo contain the flood waters on iht way to the Gulf of Mexico. The reading here this mornini was 41.7. a drop of .1 of n loot fron the crest which passed in mid-nft erncon ycflcrday. A high or had been forecast. Highway and rail transporlation is getting back to normal | n Missouri but the Frisco Railroad does- nt expect to resume service irom St. Louis to MemphLs for at least a week. ! ^Army Eneincers and Weather m™, official., don't expect fur- hcr dama»e as the flood crest heads for the Oulf of .Mexico Hl»i,' strong levees keep Ihe river In proposal agreed with the U.N. stand Ihat withdrawal of foreign troops Irom Korea was not a proper subject for cease-fire discussions. Up to Wednesday's sessions Com- 41 o "'-VI!!?' delcgatcs had touted that 11.9 withdrawal of foreign troops was an essential part of these negotiations. An official communique sakt "considerable progress" was made Sec WAR on Pajr 11 , the, check the rest of ti,r officials said a A previous plan 1 In ban any cial was discarded on the sn mure . . n j ._. _ ._ -~,. .... , Mr. Gathings that it would hit many I than Achoson. . _^..., ;11 A 1316 law firm provided for . , i of Dell; two brothels. Tollie IVtcr- j joint committee composed of mem- i °Perate here, usina vfli- son of Burdettc and AJvis Peterson i bcrs or thr House and Senate U-x- s »ndbags fo keep the MLIld^ 'if Wl*.|lm,-illn • r;..~ ~: . .. l :*!.... l _. .. . *""' ' would take Jed blow from both .iissippi and (he Ohio Rivers to brinir trouble and thr Ohio Is below flood stage. Many storekeepers continued to here, usms pumps aud Sovbeans CHICAGO. July 25. soybean quotation.-; Hi?h S CP 285 'i Mov 260 Jan 768- Mar 2711 May ">73 MV-Closing Lnw Close 283•'-, 2.85 1 ., '64'', 265'i '367'i ?67': 210'~ 270', 272'i 272'i York Stor' A T nnd T Amrr Tnbac.rr) of Blytheville: five si.ters. Mr;. | writing ami appropriations com- Earl Sjmmon-.- of Hlytlicville and j milter.; to tfdmate anticipated rev- Sir WKKtK Page II ' Src SKNATK on Page It Schools, Colleges Trim Uncle Sam Via Gl Bill \_\f A a I.I I *,'j~?Tv\vr T..1.. «- , „ . .. . _ WASHINGTON. July 25 If,— A large number of trade schools, colleges and universities seized upon the multi-billion dollar Gl education program to tap Ihe Treasury for over-payments, the General Accounting Oflicc says. The office's report, based on a special 11-month survey of the Program, was made public yesterday by Rep. Toaguc (I)-Tcxasi, chairman of a House .'vubcommil.- lee studying the system. The report said investigators found over-puymrnts of one kind or another at. t«o-th!]<1s of the .schools examined. The report was issuerl on the eve oi expuatron today of the b,g Gl education and training program for most of the veterans of World War 11. The cut-off ot benefits applies to veterans generally who are not currently in the program, except for those discharged alter July 25, 1947. The latter have four years frcm the date of discharge In which to start Gl Dill training. The Veterans Administration estimate,* that about 7,600.000 of 'he 15.200,000 World War II veterans have benefited from the program at some time during ihe seven vears and one immlli ihe |>r02iMin ha.", been operating. The Grneral Accounting Office's report, cited instances to show that the program was sloppily administered and shol t.hrnn^h nltJi overpayments and "queslionible practices" on the part of ;'iAtitiilion.=;, private Industry, Ef.rmcrs and veterans. In the on-the-larm program, abuses citeo Included that of a veleian, graduate of an agricultural college, who enrolled as a "student" in the ,*ame high school in wnlch he had taught agriculture. Hi.s training cast the government $3,000. One Fifth Drop Out The report said more than 500.000 veterans started lanninj courses <in<i trult it Ls conservatively cstimaicd that 100.000 have dropped out at a waste of more than fluO.000,000 in Treasury money. Charlf,s Echctt. legislative attorney in the comptroller general's officf, said at- a committee hearing jesterday that about |3,- 000.000 in ovrrpaymenU have been recaptured in tht whole program The rcj;uit said some colleges raided lhr:r tuition 300 per cent or more. One college jumped I Us non-ri.= UI>nl rate from {$26 to $100 3 quarter -[or veteran students. It wrus not named. Instances were lound where payment was required for books and suppiif.s furnished veterans ly-it not ?.<Kcd of non-veterans. Charges wove made for expensive textbooks to a farmer trainee v.-ho coulr.n't lead. The GAO acknowledged in ik report th;-t the overall program was huge and that neither states nor the VA had adequate personnel to keep careful check on the varied ph«*.«4. water down. Anaermri> Cnpn-r n hflrlt- en-,. ! _. .. _. . - »'l'.' nd in boots .serv- B'-th ?trel Chrysler ...... Cocn-rola Gpn Electric Ocr. Motors Montcemery Word N Y Central Int Hai-vivf;r J. C. rennev Clerks waded aro ing customers. Damage Srt at 51 Million Total damage here was estimated at S1.000.0CO, much of it in wasjcs lost by i.500 factory workers when water surrounded their plants. i The fight to keep lhe power plant i in operation appeared successful t Water was on tluce sides of ihe P c l'"blic Steel building but was held brick by .Mud- Rr>tiu) bags. The plain servos Cape' C.irar- 50 <" O:1 V Vacuum deau and several urarby twons Studcbr.kcr Altogether, a strc'ch ot Cape 5(:il " lard o! Girardeau two uults lone and tuo blocks wide alone the entire river front was coveted by '.vatcr. The river began ri-it:K 30 cfay.s aco and began causing damase about a weeV. a;;c>. Acr<x« the rivrr In thr McClure, III., area fariucr.s used a huse pinnp to get rid of secpa^o water In a rich farm boironiliind. Dpslream In p.'nv County. Mis- •••ouri. and on tlic Illinois side near St. Louis. Army Engineers still expressed concern for some levees despite a fall of river stage. Up w 30,000 acres of farm 3;in>.l ^oulrl be affected by breaks In th« water- soAked baiTierj, 15S 5-« «1 3-! 41 51 3-S 63 5-6 110 55 3-8 43 3-4 69 1-2 17 1-2 32 57 1-a 39 3-8 21 3-8 J2 7-3 25 5-S 65 7-S New York Cotton Open Hizh lav Close lOct 3494 3«« 3481 3483 I Bee 3483 31S6 3474 34SI ! Mnr 3480 34S5 3475 3484 May ,1470 .1476 34M 34?5 Jul 3433 3445 3433 3145 N. O. Cotton Open High L:w Class Oct 3486 34*! 3471 343J Dec . 3473 3475 34«2 3471 Mar 3477 3433 3475 3483 May 3468 3472 3453 3472 Jul)' . ...... 3434 3*39 3434 343»

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