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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 25, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER THE DOMINANT wj.'w/<5na»»i.Tv>'^-»v w,-Msni»»» i *.,.. . .-._ Blythevill* Dally New. Blythevill* Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Blylheville Herald Truman Due Jo Issue Rail Statement Seizure Order Likely Before Saturday Nighr BULLETIN' WASHINGTON, Au f . 25. M>>— President Truman today order?,! "I'ure nt Ihe nation's railroads • t 4 f.m. IEST) Sunday. WASHINGTON, Aug. 25.-— (AP)—The White House an• nounced President Truman •, will issue a .statement at 3 • p.m. (EST) (2 p.m. CST) today on the threatened railroad strike. Mr. Truman's aides declined lo say whether il would be accompanied by an order Jot- seizure of the railroads for government operation. There were widespread reports, however, that the government was planning to take ~er the roads not later than tomorrow night. Railroad conductors and trainmen, who called the strike for next Monday, have said Ihey would work under government seizure. The cabinet session lasted an hour and a quarter. Attorney General McGrath told reporters they -talked (he whole situation over thoroughly," discussing "all the different'angles." Asked if seizure papers have been drafted, he repeated, "you will have to talk to the President about what he Is going to do." In response to questions. McGrath said another possible strike- stopping move, other than seizure, n-ould be to seek a court order a-' gainst a. walkout. But he emphasized that he was speaking only of possibilities. No Injunction Seen Other administration officials unquotable by name, said there was' little prospect of an injunction attempt unless the workers refused to tir-j on the job under government THE DOMINANT'Of NORTHBAST^R|^ N6Ag ANP SOUTHEAST MJ8SOUKI B1ATHKV1LLE, ARKANSAS, FKIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1950 through I,''* a e, Ld !r, w . A? vvi e AN '°™ £R r a '' '» f * *'"" "' Enemy * S ' M » ri "« ™«* "I- • "OP' to scour hillside after advancing nring ° n SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Major Battle over NevTRoad To Taegu Rages in Mountains ^* • . _ *• South Koreans Stalling Reds' 5th Try for City over a rean central warfront mountains. It was being fought between allied South Km-uin* and the invading Ked.s 12 to 25 miles north of Taegu Comiter-atlackinf! South Korean:; •cqalned ground they lost Friday morning. The first blows had been Boll Weevils Are Discovered On One North Missco Farm County Agent Keith Bilbrey this i Two weevils morning revealed that boll weevils have been found in small numbers in a Noith Mississippi County cotton field. However. Mr. Bilbrey cautioned farmers that the weevils were not found in sizeable numbers and that there was no immediate cause for ago In a field of cotton cultivator: by the B. c. Land Company of Leachville located three miles east of Leachville. A few more have been found In the same field since that lime, he said. The county agent staled Jhat he delayed in making public liie find- Ing of the .weevils until the Insects . thi~i*blMt w trainmen In wt and con- Malik May Throw UN Hot Formosa Question By STANIJSV JOHNSON LAKE SUCCESS, Aug. 25. W-Russia's Jakob A. Malik is expected to throw the explosive Formosa,, question into Security Council discussions today. Hovvever, (he anti-Communist countries, led by the United States, are determined to keep the council's eye on (he Korean ball. Bed China's Foreign Minister Chou En-Lai gave Malik an opening yesterday by sending cables to hmi and to U. N. Secretary General irygve Lie demanding the ouster or American forces from the ,"V '™t they hart broken anj pledge Vhrii'lhey called a strike for •next Monday. Mr. Truman told a news confer- «nc/i yesterday that the strike call —I&ued by the Brotherhood of Hailroad Trainmen and the Order of Railway Conductors late Wednesday—was put out within H n hour • tier h« had been assured by both management and unions that there would b« no walkout. The unions' telegram to the President this morning said: "We wish to ptisonaily advise you that nl. the concluding conference presided over by Doctor Sleelman Wednesday, no mention whatsoever was made regarding the calling of any nationwide slrike, and therefore any statement to the eP- fect that we had broken our pledge Is one hundred per cent false." It was signed •respectfully" by W. p. Kennedy, president of the trainmen, and R. o. Hughes, president of the conductors, llfthe strike call was issued after fw collapse of While House sponsored peac». talks directed by Dr. John R. steclman, assistant to the President. Seizure Trobablr In advance of the cabinet meeting, a prominent administration official said seizure of the rail industry—either today or Umioirow- probably will be the President's method of dealing with Ihe crisis. "I don't believe the President can lio anything else but seize." said Ihis official, asking that his name not be used. "The only question is when." He added, however, lhat he expected seizure before Salurday night. This would avoid costly strike preparations by the railroads. it was explained, and possible advance curtailments in service at »t lime when (he railroads are moving troops and supplies lor the Korean fighting. British troops Head for Korea 1,500 Infantrymen Leave Hong Kong Aboard Navy Ships HONG KONG, Aug. 35. (AP) _ *lfieen- hundred British infantry men sailed tonight to Join United Nations forces in • Korea—warned that they would he facing Russian weapons and strategy. The men of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and Middlesex Regiments boarded the aircraft ci-r- rter Unicom and cruiser Ceylon In a cruise-like atmosphere. But Malcolm MacDonald, British commissioner general for Southeast Asia, told them: They would be fighting North Koreans, but the Reds- weapon..; raining and strategy were Russian' Every time you strike at the North Koreans," the commissioner said, -you will be striking a blow at the Communist attempt, to conquer not only Asia, but alx> Europe- not only Korea, but also Great Brit- "You will b e (ighiing in North *°™,** m - l ' C ." "> <">«««« °'- your Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday. Not much TARTLY CI.OtlDV change in temperature. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy tonight with scattered thundershowers south and central portions. Saturday, partly cloudy with scattered showers or thundcrshowers extreme portion. tx>w south; high south. Cooler south tonight, 10 extreme Saturday, 80 south. Minimum this morning—67 Maximum yesterday—73. Sunset today—6:36. Sunrise tomorrow~5'28 Precipitation S4 hours to ^ today—1..55. Total since Jan. 1—47.71 Mean temperature (rriid'way tween high and low>—125 Normal mean trmptratur. August—*0 3. n ri £ " S '" y °" R - re li ^"«S otl the fields of France or even on the beaches of England ilself. •• ' Whether the two ships' we're »o- ng direct (o Korea was a military- secret. Britain has announced plans to ;end a total o! approximated 5000 ground troops lo fight in the Korean conflict now controlled by the Chinese Nationalists. The cables also announced Communist intentions to "liberate" Formosa from "United States aggressors." 7 111 Fleet Them Tlie only American force in (bat area is the Seventh Fleet, which President Truman sent last June 2T vent an invasion by Com: fbices from the mainlanci. , samo.time Truman appealed to Nationalist Leader Chiaii" Kai- shek lo c ease bombings of th» mainland. He said his aim was lo neutralize Formosa and prevent the Korean war train spreading Coincident with chou's cable lo Lake Success, a Chinese government spokesman in Canton, china accused Britain's armed forces hi Hong Kong of carrying out a "de- imerate" plan to "encroach upon cnlnese sovereigntv." Knock Britain British forces were charged with five violations of Chinese air territory and territorial waters since July 6 All the. incidents were minor out the charges were considered significant Inasmuch us Britain is negotiating with the Peiping regime for opening of diplomatic relations. Diplomats here believe Malik will use chou's appeal as his ace card in Russia's month-long struggle to split, the United Nations' solid front on ,hc Korean issue, lo pin an "ao-- Bicssor" label on the united States and to n nl! tne n , lc5lfon of K a with that of China. Informed sources here have predicted that Malik would not give up the presidency of the council. which be holds only for the month of August, without one supreme effort to accomplish these aims Malik's introduction of the Formosan question would be regarded here as a master diplomatic stroke amcd at aligning Britain and India least partially, against the 'ist majority group in found a week had definitely been identified as boll weevils and to prevent and undue alarm. He slated that because of tit* very heavy build-up of weevils In the Crowley's Ridge to the north and west of Mississippi County that It i.? reasonable to believe they have flown In or migrated from lhat a.ea. However, he stressed that if much damage is done lo this coun ty's colton crop great damage of weevils will have to migrate from the west as the reproduction of liie number of weevils here no\v would be too lale to damage this year's crop appreciably. Heavier in South Missco Mr. Bilbrey further stated that he had been advised that weevils have been found very thick In small areas in the extreme southern end of the county. This Information came from w. R. Jackson, assistant county agent for Mississippi County who (itteiul an insect scouting school conducted by Dr. Charles Lincoln of the University of Arkansas In the south end of the county this week. Mi. Jackson reported, Mr. Bilbrey said, that as much as BO, per cent damage had been found In a few small areas in the Frenchman's Bayou vicinity but Jhat.. infestation was much less where control measures were used. v •The number of weevils found in liie Leachville area since a week ago today does not present an alarming situation at all." M r Bilbrey said, but he added that "farmers could well afford lo check Uicir fields for flared squares and small punctures on the rim of the squares." These, lie said, arc siftis of weevil damage. in commenling on the overall crop .situation in the county, Mr.' Bilbrey stated that opinions vary videly on prospects for the cotlon crop. This, he explained, is because t Ihe crop varies In opinion much more lhan usual. Good ami Bad "Some areas have the poorest looking crop In years while in other areas the crop looks good." This is the worst year in history for cottoti wilt, he said. Cotton wilt is caused by a fungus in the soil and there Is considerable more damage from will in cool, wet years than In hot, dry ones. He estimated the cotlon crop as being about 15 days late. "The opinion is general that there will be very litlle cotton ginned here before Sept. 15." lie said. Normally a few thousand bales are ginned in the county during August. The county's crop is especially Rood and from outside appearances the soybean crop is quite salisfac- tory. Mr. Bllbrcy said. "Tills has been another miserable year for alfalfa and will be reduced slill weather conditions m Bowers Succeeds Jolliff at Osceola Resources-Development Man to Direct Chamber of Commerce Charles R. Bowers, director of the Arkansas Resources and Development Commission's Agriculture and Industry Division for the past '.wo years, has been named new secretary-manager of Osceola's Chamber of Commerce. He will succeed Charles Jolllff who announced bus resignatior Monday. The Associated Press in Little Rock said Mr. Bowers' resignation was to become effective Sept. 15. However, Mr. Jollilf said .this morning that Mr. Bowers was expected to assume his duties in O.5- ceola on or around Sept. 1, the date Mr. Jolliff's resignation becomes effective. Mr. Bowers, prior to joining the Resources and Development Commission, was industrial engineer of the Phillips County Chamber of Commerce. He was instrumental in developing Bear Creek, near Marlanna, as recreational area. At u.lena during World War It, he served a.s general manager of the Helena Aero-Tech School. He be officially welcomed to O;ceol? ; at the Chamber's annual banquet Thursday nighl, wnen the city's progress during the past year will be reviewed. Bolh Britain and India, unlike \h U i\", Cd st!>t «. have recognized I Mr. Hi Rnri H " e CO'n'nnnist regime, that it is Both have taken the position lhat conditions their support of the US ui.,,,,,1,, t W j L[] g (j vO. in K ore Ei does not Imply similar support for American action in Formosa. Senote Battle on Excess Profit Levy May Delay Tax-Hike Bill TC.V reminded farmers now time and weather are favorable for the 'owing of winter legumes. Burdelte Plantation has already snwn 6000 pounds of vetch, he pointed out! Soybeans FRANCIS M. I.EMAV WASHINGTON, Aug. 25. (AP) A Iicrcc Senate battle over a move to attach an excess profits levy on corporations-with the outcome In doubt—thrcatCMd Indefinite delay f° K-,f° r " « 4 ' 508 .«»,000 lax-boasting bill. Senator George (D-Ga) said he would take the big bill-asked by control prices and wages," Connally saw, we must control profits." But George warned that pinning the excess profits tax to ihe bill might prevent any final tax action Ihls year. "Could Hurl irconom.r" If the administration «aiH--s a tax bill now, George declared. Nov Jan Mar May . . 2.4:, .. 251' Low 2..IO" 3.«' Close 2.41T, 2.50-H . 2,53'-; 2.51 'i 2.53 . 2.54 \ 2.53 Mew Yo.r' -^ . . •"& uin <IOJVEU ity •••-'" i vjtut 51; ui'Ulrtl t;u< 11 President Truman to help pay ta- ? CCI7)S th( * would stop this crowd" -,- from pressing the excess profits levy. He said that lo en.u-t such a levy on profits, without maV.iic study, "might throw a monkey wrench into the economy." Meanwhile, the CIO bitterly assailed the tax-boosting bill drawn by the finance committee as a biy>n to wealthy taxpayers, it too. demanded that Congress add the excess profits i eV y The committee of •'Americans for Democratic Action" called the bill a 'profiteers' paradise." ADA Is «n organization of self-styled liberals, Inclining manv former new- dealers, Thllip Murray, CIO pic.sident, S« TAXtS on IMjr 13 ncrc.ved military snending-back to the Finance Committee which he heads if the prom., levy Is pinned on. i • v It that 1.5 done, George said, his committee will hold hearings which might last four months. That, obviously, would rule out any tax Increase this year. The Issue exploded as Senalors Connally <D-Tex) ,,,d O'Mahoney (D-Wyo) yesterday offered an amendment, calling /or an 85 per cent levy effective last July 1 on business profits that exceed *hat tney define ss normal. They estimated It would yield abovu Sl.OW.- COO.OOO ft year. "PoWically, If ,., , re foi ,n to Oct Dr-o Mar May July n n Close 3811 3821 3838 3702 York Stocks Closing Quotations: Anier Tobacco Anaconda Copper Open High Low 3S20 3824 3807 3832 3R34 3816 .... 38iO 3854 3838 3P..18 3850 3333 3800 3807 3789 ncth Steel Chrysler ...'.... Coca Cola .['... ' Gen Electric Gen Motors ".'". Montgomery \Va;d N V Central Int. Harvester J C Penney Pfl'tihllc Steel Radio Bocony Vacuum ". Stiidcbakcr 152 3-4 64 1-2 33 3-1 42 68 1-8 123 1-2 47 3-8 89 54 5-3 14 .1-8 30 1-2 S3 38 17 1-8 ?:>. I-R 30 7-8 Appointments To UN Won't Silence GOP WASHINGTON, Aug. 25. (API— Senate Republicans made It clear today that the pre-ence of a GOP colleague—Senator Lodge of Massachusetts—on the U.S. delecation to the United Nations won't- sile"ce their criticism of administration foreign policies. Voicing the apparent views of a majority of the Senate's Republicans, senator Knowland of California told a reporter lie welcomes Lodge's appointment but that it won't halt the (ire directed at what the GOP calls administration mh- t-akcs in the handling of Far Eastern affairs. "The Republicans have ncvef been critical of the quality of hi- pa/tisHii cooperation on united Nalions affairs." Knowland said. '•But we have a perfect, ri^'ht U) complain alxmt what has hn;i- in the Far East, where Republicans were never consulted about the decisions." The GOP stand was based In pait •11 a re]>ort lo the Republican Senatorial campaign committee t>_v il-3 field director, Victor A. Johruton,, who U known to have told committee members he believes the top !.-> - ; uc today Involves alleged Amen-1 can unpreparedness for the Korean fighting. dealt by a fonvnrd ,'omv of 6000 troops and tanks, prodding before a 20,000-man rU'rt force. H wa.; die Communists' Ilfth try of the week to open a road down from the mountains to the. largos! city left In the allied southcaslc-n corner of Korea. General MacAilhiir's Korean release early Saturdaj reported South Koreans north of Tacgu were continuing lo hack away at Red iufil- ImUiiR troops. The summary said about 150 of the enemy had been driven into a walled city nine miles north ol Tacgu. The city was not Identified by name. The release also told of a large concentration of enemy troops, equipment and vehicles near Ha- jong on the north-central front. II said United Nations forces along (lie northwest Naktong River area Friday beat off cnemv patrol operations of unknown strength, inflicting casualties on the Reds. Ollifr Sector.'! (Jnie[ "Except lor patrol action and artillery firing on targets of opportunity by our forces. Hie rcmalnfug sectors ol the trout remain quiet" the statement said. An nllicci spokesman said late Friday the South Korean sixth Division was holding hack Reds who drove southward toward Yongchon from positions east of Knniwhn. Tile Reds turned to this route from (lie "bowling alley" corridor where they failed four times In five days to crash through—at a cost of .1,500 men. Kumwha is 12 miles norlli of Taegu. Vongchon l.s linked to Tacgu by major road. The biUUcllue was aslridc a main highway and rnil- roart Tunning from Ufsong to Yong- chon. The road passes through flat country R ood for lank fighting, south of the mountains. All through Friday, the 62nd day of a war that has already claimed more than 100,000 lives, allied bombers and fighters beat at the 10 divisions the Norlh -Koreans have •uound the whole 120-mile battle perimeter. Prom the east const to Tacgtl and •south to coastal Chinju, allied planes bombed, strafed and rocketed the Red trootis. Fire bombs were heaped on supplies behind the lines id on Installations and airfields Fleht on IZ-.M!!e Front The main fighting raped cast of the blood-soaked "Bowling Alley" corridor near Kumwha. The blood- rat combat was around Chsncno 25 miles north of Taegu and seven miles cast of Knnwl, spreading the combatants over a blazing 12-mile front. On the Sea of japan coast, 25 miles cast of this tattle. Norlh Koreans slabbed down from Yong- <iok and shoved back a South Korean regiment before Klgye line mites northwest of Pohang >ort The South Koreans dropped back a mile and a half before a .ank-lccl smash by the Reds. The east coastal battle was ouched off by a twin South Ko- cnn attack to the north from and the coastal Ilunghac area immediately north of Pohang. T*vo South Korean divisions—the Capitol and Third-jumped off in the offensive. On the extreme .southern front between Chinju and Masan port ''7 air tnllfs west of Pusan, ihc No 1 iullctl port, two Red divisions appeared lo have built up lor a sweep to the east. American arlillcry and mortar fire stalled an raMm.itcd .100 November Draft Call For 50,000 Expected WASHINGTON, Aug. 25. W_ A call for November i, expected to be [he next major , tep : manpower. With the end of the Korean conflict not yet In sight, and an increase In American hoop strength in Germany under consideration, a call of tit least such proportions is considered highly likely The expected November call, like the current program lo Rive the Army 100,000 Inductees by the end of October, would altcct men between is and 27 picked by local draft boards. More Krstrvlsls Up 1 7 I ,L W °" W f °"° W "" "" "Crease of •17,000 announced by the Army yes- , terday In number of enlisted --•- ••iiiiiuv.4 \ji t: in is It I Army reservists to be called Invol untarily lo active duty between now and Nov. 10, 'Hie additional enllsled reservists to be ordered to duty arc Individuals who arc not members of organized reserve corps units The quota announced yesterday brines o 100,000 the total of such reservists facing a call to duty whether or not they wnnt It. In addition, Hie Army hns previously announced lhat B 432 individual reserve officers of the grade of captain or lower are being ordered to duty. These are officers not " In organized units. an undisclosed number of reserve unit* smaller than divisions, (our national guard divisions and two tcai e " ar<l '' C8lmcntt " combat, 13-35 Aye Mmit In announcing ihe new call for Individual enlisted reservists the Army Sil |<, that a ee limits will be 13 through 35. except for some spc- clauses In the technical and ad- mlnislrativc services. The enlisted reservists will coma iroili both the volunteer nnd inactive reserve. Priority will be determined by the number of dependents their has and tile . ret . u military skills. Of Ihe 62,000 enlisted reservists covered by a previously announced call, 32,000 already have received orders. The total of 17.000 still to be ordered to duty will be called up In four groups, ar, follows: 31000 to report (or active duty between Sent 15 and 30: 13,000 to report between Oct. 2 nnd 15; 20,000 to report between Or-l. 10 and 25; 4,000 to report between Nov. 1 and lo The last group will consist' of ref.^ Vlsts , who . hllvc hild less tnan OIIB They will .be Plans to Set Up Safety Council In Area Studied by Group Here {E™^^^ " HaVV ° y D ' I10 ° Ul ' executl « '"'"tor night's meeting was to have been attended by Interested persons throughout the county, but because persons outside of ' 10t pi>rsc "" ll| y lot- As a result the meeting served as a preliminary rtffulr at which °\ » mix-up, temporary chairman was elected and three committees created to contact individuals and stimulate interest in the proposed project. Mrs. Sttrnberir Temporary Head I he group will meet, again Oct 5 nl which time It will be determined Firm, Union Quiet on Strike At Rice-Stix There were apparently no new developments today on |h c nice- Stlx garment workers strike Here Mrs. Helen Hain and Miss Jean Williams, representatives of Hie Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (CIO), were not available for comment. Company representatives here selcl they had notiiii llr | 0 r c t jort regarding the strike Indicating there' wr.s no change In [he situation. No word was received from any source regarding the meeting of company and union ncads that was scheduled for 2 p.m. in st Louis yesterday. I' enough interest has been created to warrant an organization of this tipe nnd lo complete Us organization If It Is desired. Mrs. Molllc SU-riiburi! was elected limporary chairman of the organi- sation ccmuiittee and Keith J Bilbrey temporary secretary. r ' •»•".<« .1\JU IllHJ^i t in front of the U. S. 25th Divi^on's ] lN. 3.1th Regiment, hattlinsr in the hills ' vest of Afasan. | lllajrs With Close Cnmlial | Oc! Earlier Friday, n,c Masan Iron! Dec blazed with tank-led combat. The M -r fit-htmi; got so close that hand- M av ' Sec KOIIKA on Page 12 I July Open High l/)W Close . 3811 3811 3797 .I7U7 . :taiy 3822 ;isr>7 . 3840 3840 3327 . 3B3G 3837 3822 . 3T93 3734 3Y78 Trumanites Press for Wage-Price Curb Link WASHINGTON, Aug. 25. (AP; — With one victory to their credit, Truman administration forces striving for a quick Senate-House compromise on a home front mobilization bill (rained their fire today on a provision tightly linking any wage and price controls. They had already succeeded In knocking out of the bill an administration-opposed sec'lon which would riave turned ihc operation of any allocations over to Ihe Commerce Department. Senators Maybank m-SC) and Sparkman (D-Ala) predicted that. Hie Senate-House committee trying to Iron 0111 differencps In Senate and House bills will also rtclCBalc Ihe provision lying wage-price controls lightly together. Senutoi Wrickcr ril-Ohlo) has said ihcre will be a "terrific smiabbic" In ihe Senate If Ihey do. Both the Senate ami HOLI^C must approve any compromise. The provision, attached tn (he bill In Ihc Senate by Brkkcr and i allocations and p *" VCb Ics. (he House ^,_ ~ ii [ •"- •-"•••^'L.I..I Huupica me House ^rruman to Impose ( version givin s Mr. Truman full dls- ,— v ..i,,,,,,,, lo impose wage and price curbs slnuiltancoii?- ly on virtually everything if he Invoked them at all. Under Ihe Hr, version, he could Invoke those Controls on a selective basis, ahead ot any over.ill program. Truman Wanls Free Hariri President Truman has said that, if Confess gives him authority In control prices and wages, he wants' a free hand to say whether and when Jhey shall be imposed Another provision or the Senate bill of which he expressed dhan- proval was stricken out ot the bill The Senate - House voted to give Mr. cretlon (o operate the sram. par-'•-• ••"• in-- pi UK i <i ii i, [ celling allocation and priority con- Imisc trols on various agencies 'as he con-1 wishes, The President. In addition to . .,'" 'V s U "?' Mr ' Booth ^plained "at the Arkansas Safety Council, which came Into existence last November, was organized for the fundamental purpose of saving liven and making citizens accident con- HCJOUS. The only way to reach the people and put this program i,, effect, Mr. Booth sa Id, is through community organization of branch councils Mr. Booth staled that already 32 had been organized In Arkansas and about 15 more were In the process of being organized. rik»n f v thnt ' hCse com '»nnlty councils work can be seen In the fact that Arkansas- was the duly slate showing a reduction of traffic accident..; this ar as of A »S. 15, Mr. Booth said The executive director explained lh.,t the organization proposed here would Include all of Mi-iwlppi County with each Interested group c'iuh ""m 1 " 5 Uon ' s Club or Rota "y Glut .setting up its own safety com- rn.ttec to work („ conjunction with (lie County Council. Suggests Community Chairmen He suRgested lhat each community In the county have its ow,, chairman nnd committee which would deal with each local situation, but vhW, would bo a part of the- pro- ixved organization. The Council would have a threefold purpcse: 1. Co-ordinate the accident prevention activities of all groups A Carry on a continuous program to educate Ihe public and make it safety conscious. . 3. Co-operate uitit public officials in di.vharKC of their duties Mr. Booth said thai community :u\s> councils had been financed in sev- W8 , oral ways. He said that civic clubs 182V, In some places had underwritten the 3TSO organisations, and thin others had been financed by city and county funds, He listed solicitations, membership fees and Community Chest aid as other source* of support. Mr. Booth also Misqcsted chat \ safety boeth be set up at the district fair here next month lo create Interest in the local project. The group created an Invitation Committee al last night's meeting which Is responsible for contacting commiltce . aii-nca of Secretary of Commerce Sav'vr-r- full power to allocate scarce defense materials. That action wiped out a Provhlon in (ho Senate bill which would have bypawcd the President and handed Sawyer's Commerce ...imroi Department exclusive handling of courts. criticizing the Senate version, told his news conference yesterday it is unlrw thai Sawyer lobbied for all location-priority powers in the Scn- nle. Conferees were hopins to resolve all tnt differences milckly. possibly at a session tonight. There were about 200 differences In the two versions, but most ot them were minor and technical. Working late last night, (he conferees deleted another Senate provision calling for self-policing of speculation by commodity exchanges It would have provided flnrs wltid up to *5,000 (or exchanges failed (o set up reasonable ols, as determined by federal persons throughout the county and inviting them to attend the October meeting. Mrs. Charles Abbott Mrs C. A. Taut and Mrs. John Mayas are on this committee. Another committee consistiiif of Mrs. Forrest Moore, Mrs. o, R. Redford. Mrs. Elzie Wheeler, Mrs J W. nadcr and Mrs. Harry Biadley were created lo study the functions of the Council and to explain them at the next meeting. Keith Bilbrey, Worth D. Holder and J. V. Oatcs ivere appointed to serve Mr. a By-laws Committee. Booth was accompanied by Mrs. Bess Proctor, field representative of the Arkansas Safely Council, to help in organizing the local council. Mrs. Proctor formerly Uv- cd in BlylhEviJle.

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