The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 23, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 23, 1950
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XE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT I *»T«1M«B AMD flOOTHKAST VOL. XLV—NO. 259 NCI BlyUwrlb. HmU Valley BIA'THEVILLE. AKKANSAS, MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 1950 TEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Midwest's Flood Threat is Eased Over Wide Front Mississippi Pours Muddy Water £T> Info Lower Valley By The Associated Press The major Midwest flood threat had centered today along the Lower Mississippi River where It, already had driven an e.stimaled 3,500 lowland dwellers from their homes. • The stream was running bank- full and slowly rising but U.S. Army Engineers said they expected the crest to roll safely on providing the area escapes any heavy rains. The swollen river had fallcs aboiit « fooi from the 55.4 crest at Charleston. Mb.. Friday. At Us peak, the water was some 15 feet over this area's technical Hood stage, although held in check by levees. The gradual but steady fall was good news for some 12,000 residents of Ihe Birds Point-New Madrid floodway. But there was no word from Col. L. H Foot*, Memphis district en. glneer, who'll decide when the crisis has passed. l^ressiire Is off at Cairo, III. Most residents of the floodway fled their homes last week when Foote warned U might be nccessnry to breach the levee and let the water flow over the 200-sn.uare mile area to take pressure off Cairo. Along the Lower Mississippi Valley stretch, the mer \\as running bantfull and slovly rising as the erest^moved do^n However, U. S. Army Engineers said the crest was expected to pass safely—barring unexpectedly heavy Jfcn in the area. JPU Cairo, I!!., where the Ohio River errnties into the Mississippi, the city counted itself virtually out of flood danger. Although still 15 feet above technical flood stage, the stream, had dropped about a foot since Friday, easing pressure on the Tenhexsee Lowlands Flooded Tlie flooding was mostly In three counties of upper West Tennessee, 1,584,825 Boles Ginned in State From 1949 Crop WASHINGTON, JIB. £1. (/P)— The Census Bureau repwtcd today thai 15,S41,31» running h»l« »f eottan from the IMS crop were finned prior U Jan. 1C. Tht« compare! with 14,}4*,444 baits finned to the same date last year and 1I,39«,1N the year before. Ginning this year and last, re- sBKtlTtlj, by states tswloded Arkansas 1.5*4 .«2b and l.M4.8»l; Missouri 443,142 and 475,379. TB X-Ray Clinics Are Scheduled Two Units to Serve Blytheville, Osceola From Feb. 28 to Mar. 9 Free x-ray clinics to be conducted jointly by the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, County Health Units and the state Health Department are being scheduled for Blytheville and Osceola on February 28 through March 9. Mrs. C. G. Redman, executive secretary for the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, said the date, originally set for the last two weeks in. March, iiad been moved forward by Dr. A. C. Curtis, director of tuberculosis control division of the State Health Department, and that the clinic had been cut from 14 days to nine days. ; Because 'of the cut in the schedule, Dr. Curtis said thai, two mobile units will be provided in order that clinics may run simultaneously in Osceola and in Blytheville. ] Mrs. Redman said that both Osceola and Blytheville would be divided into blocks and definite time for reporting to the clinics Arranged for every person o'ver 14 years of age. An estimated 70 per cent of the population will be eligible for the x-rays, she said: 13,698 X Kavcd in '49 During 1949 a total of 13,698 were x-rayed by ', mobile units, operated by the State Health Department, Rites Conducted For Two Victims Of Boat Tragedy Water Falling Rapidly On Drainage Ditches Feeding Big Lake X The floodwaler situation In North Mississippi County showed little change although falls indicated Impending improvement. C. G. Redman, secretary of Drainage District'17, reported a.Big Lnke gauge reading of 17.17 feet this morning. This is a fall of 83-hun- drertths of a foot over the weekend. Mr. Redman said the Little River ditches at Kennett, Mo., showed a four and one-half foot drop over the weekend. Meanwhile, live new appeals for assistance were .received over (he weekend by the Chicksaswba District Red Cross in Blytheville from resident. 1 ) of the Tomato community. This Is some 15 less than the number received Friday and Saturday. In Manila today, funeral services were conducted for one of the county's two floor! victims and rites were scheduled to be held in Walnut :Rirlge this afternoon for the other. They: were James David DcSpain, 27, and William P. Booth, Jr., 42, who drowned Wednesday when their boat overturned !n the backwater of the Floodway community south of Manila. Services tor Mr. DeSpain were conducted at 2 p.m. at (he Methodist Church in Manila by the Rev. p. M. McDonald, pastor. Burial was In Manila. A veteran of World War II. Mr. DeSpain was born in Mississippi Arkansan Urges Cotton Council to Oppose Fair Deal Southern Producers Warned Against 1 Political Idealisms are described as lowlands which overflowed nearly every year. Weather in the area today brought'~5ome measure of comfort to those .threatened by a further rise as the crest- swept downstream. •Temperatures were mild over all c the.Soilthern,lwo-thirds of the na- ,,tion and thj oEJjr,preoipH.fcio '» "haimless .light drizzle at some : polnts; . - . A narrow band of subnormal cold lay across the northern edge of the country. In parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota the mercury was veil below zero. Pembina. N.D., was the coldest spot with a -16. Snow continued falling .today iii Northern Montana, the Dakotas. Jttnnesota, Wisconsin and Michi- Ifi. It was light, however, except along. Lake Superior and in upper Michigan. More rain fell along the Pacific Coast from Northern California northward to Washington and eastward into Southern Idaho and Utah, while the area from Illinois eastward to New York and Pennsylvania had light drizzle. in Mississippi County. Three clinic schedules were completed here. In Febru a ry, 7,824 were x-rayed in clinics for Osceola and Blytheville; in April, l,V55 were x-rayed in a clean-up clinic; and in August, 4<719 bad chest pictures made in 10-day clinics in outlying distucts The Tuberculosi^ Association, will plan the schedule and conduct" th'e clinic. Follow up work will be done by tlie Health Units at Osceola and Blytheville. A total or 619 known or suspected cases of tuberculosis have been discovered in Mississippi County, and many have been discovered through the free chest x-ray clinics. ADMIRAL DENFELD ASKS RETIREMENT—Admiral Louis A, Den- fcW as he told newsmen at Boston that he had submitted a request lor retirement after more than 40 years Naval service. The Admiral had l>cen removed as Chief of Naval Operations alter stormy hearings in Washington on unification of the armed services. Associated Press Reporter Thomas Horgan Is to right of Denfeld. (AP Wirephoto). Tax Pentagon Policy Inquiry Sought Senators Question Legality of Ouster Of Admiral Denfeld lowans, Florida. Bound, Injured in Highway 61 Crash Two Towa women were in the Blytheville Hospital today as the [ result of an auto collision yesterday t on Highway 61 South of Stccle. Mo., in which three others suffered minor injuries. Mrs. Harold Peterson. 41, of Marlon, In., and Mrs. Edna Dohms. 40, of Alburnett, la., received severe lacerations of tne linniis and face, hospital attendants said. Mrs. Pet- ersoii aj-o suffered mild shock. Given treatment for lacerations and abrasions and dismissed were _•-. Peterson, 47: the Peterson's 11- Vnr-old son. Danny; and John cmrngs, also of Marion. Tt was not known which person was driving but hospital attendants Mid all were passengers in the same car. Tne sheriff's office at Caruth- F.rsvitle said State Patrolman J. M Hickman investigated the collision. b'H he \vas not available this morning. Mrs Dohms also was in the car. but was not Injured. Hospital attendants, however, said they were told by the injured persons that their car collided with another that was turning onto the highway from a side road. The acci- dcn! on lined about 11:30 yesterday morning. They were en route to St. Petersburg, Fla. nil I Girl Injured In Collision of Truck, Auto Miss Jeanne. Anderson, IB, daughter of Mr. nnd Hfrs. Granville Anderson, was painfully Injured Saturday night when the car in which she was a passenger collided with a City Ice Company truck at the Intersection, of Chickasawba and Division Streets. An attendant at Walls Hospital, •where Miss Anderson was taken following the accident, reported this morning that she was "resting very weil" after a fair night. Miss Anderson is suffering from a fractured pelvis with possible internal injuries. Two other persons, Robert Reid, a Blytheville High School student, and Charles Mullins, received first aid treatment at the hospital but were dismissed. They received minor cuts and bruises. According to City Officers Herman Lane and Bert Ross, who Investigated the accident. Miss Anderson, Reid and Mullins were passengers in a 1947 Pontiac sedan driven by Miss Bobble Paye Michael which collided with the truck driver, by Billy Ray Owens at the intersection. ^5i5s Michael. Owens and a fiftli passenger in the Michael car, Charles Booker, escaped Injury- According to the officers' report. the Michael car was traveling north on Division Street and the truck west on Chickasawba. The truck struck the car about center on the right side. Both the car and the truck were damaged heavily. In Municipal Court this morning, a hearing for Owens on charges of reckless driving and operating a motor, vehicle without a drivers' license was continued until Jan. 28. County. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nornin Lee DeSpain; two daughters, Gltmia Lee and Brenda; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John L. DeSpain of Manila; three sisters, Mrs. Effie Shaeffer of Columbus, Ind.; Mrs. Mary Staples and Mrs Alice Morrow, both of Manila; and two brothers; Floyd DeSpain of Manila and John DfSpain of Memphis The body of Mr. Booth was returned to Walnut Ridge for services and burial. Also L a; r veterari.or Work War II, Mr. -Booth was born i:i Ripley County, Mo, He was the son of Mrs Sarah Bell St^ng and the lite 'Villipn F^riotb Sr s In addition to his mother Mr Booth is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maude Booth of Manila; a sister, Mrs. Mtiy Briuer of Walnut Ridge; and three brothers,! Charles Booth, of Dodd Ridge, Ark., and James W. Booth and Henry H. Booth, both of Walnut Ridge. Howard Undwlnking Co. of Manila was in charge of the DeSpain services and transferred the body of Mr. Booth to Illgginbothura Funeral Home at Walnut^ Ridge. Weather ArV-Aiisas forecast: Considerably cloudy tonight and Tuesday. A few nowers and colder In extreme liorth portion Tuesday afternoon or night. Missouri forecast: Cloudy slowly falling temperatures New York Stocks 1:'10 p.m. Quotations: AT&T H9 Amcr Tobacco < 747-8 Anaconda Copper 295-8 Fair Managers Will Meet Soon; Autry to Preside L. H. Autry of Burdelte, president of the Arkansas Pair Managers Association, will preside at a meeting of that organization In Little Rock next Monday and Tuesday. At the opening business session Monday afternoon, Mr Autry will present,the president's annual address, which will include a review of the purposes of the association, its accomplishments during the past year and its plans for 1950.' Mutual operational problems, new Ideas and advanced methods of show staging will be discussed by the fair managers, shows and acts for the 1950 fairs, including the Northeast Arkansas District Fair to be held in Blytheville Sept. 18-24, will be booked at this meeting, | which will also be attended by 50 representatives of show organizH- tions. Concessions, operations. advant T ages of cooperation in setting fair dales, qualifications for judging livestock and tlie need for additional judges will be topics discussed during the meeting. Marion Adams, supervisor of the Division of Vocational Education of the State Education Department, will speak Monday on the Importance of ?. Junior department to a fair program, and Clyde K. Byrd, secretary-manager of the Arkansas Livestock Show Association, will speak Tuesday on 1950 activities. Gov. Sid McMath will address the group Tuesday night. WASHINGTON, Jan. K. W) _ Senators questioning whether Adm. Louis Denfeld wns legally ousted as the nation's top Navy officer looked to Secretary of the Navy Matthews today for an erplanatioh. It was Matthews' testimony that Denfeld was never officially commissioned for a" second term—and therefore was merely passed by for r'eappomtment, not fired—which set off »he latest Senate, flurry over Pent-agon policy.' ' \ :\ The Navy's civilian head promisee a new statement, possibly today, after Senator McCarthy fR^WIs) had shown the Senate nhat he Describee ns a photographic copy of Deufeld s Commission signed by M»ttr7;^ and President Trumaii and goo< until 1851. McCarthy said his evidence raised doubt tlifit Denfeld was legally re moved from office, and also brough up the question of whether Mat thews was "incotiiiretent" or "un truthful." Matthews commented mildly.tha he is neither, and said he won! Issue a statement this week clearin up the matter. McCarthy and other senators crit ical of Pentagon policy .also awaite new word from Chairman Tydtng (D-Md) of the Anncl Services Com mittee. Tyciings said last week h would have "all the facts" on th Dbnfeld ouster for the Senate earl this week. While all this was going on, action was delayed on *.hc nomination of Acini. Forrest P. Sherman to suc- 37,000 Miners Return to Jobs UMW Officials Fail, However, to Get 43,000 Others to End Strike PITTSBURGH, Jan. 23—(/T)— ohn 1,. Lewis' district officials oday failed to end a "no contract o work" strike in seven soft coal .ates. Votes taken by locals of the United Mine Workers over the weekend hud indicated 37,000 of the ^0,000 miners on strike would go lack into the pits. Pickets showed up at several mines to prevent ninny of 'those bcals from resuming production for a fuel hungry nation. j Weekend efforts of the r UMW, llstrlct officers to: Induce' miners o give up their strike cut the oltU number idle to 'an estimated MEMPHIS, Tcnu., Jan. 23. (/P>— Tlie National cotton Council was asked today to throw Its weigh against President Truman's "Ful IJcal" program. Siwaklng before 1,000 leaders in the cotton industry, the counc! president .snld "the danger Is n longer n mailer of foreign politlcn idealism, soap box''oratory, or tinins Ing and harmless screwballs." Harold A Young of North Lltlle Rock, Ark., warned In his annual president's address that: "Ideas, plans nnd programs once associated only with wild-eyed radicals on street corners have become serious proposals pushed by groups and Individuals who occupy positions of prestige and Influence in our national life." "They are being introduced into Congrefis," he told the oixmlng session. "Jn the form of specific legislative proixjsals Inspired and actively supported by high administrative officials of government." Young said that "despite the proven record and obvious superiorities of the American enterprise system, we are toriny in grave danger of los- to the advocates of an alien philosophy which would substitute the opinions of bureaucracy for the judgment of business management, nnd political planning lor free enterprise." He said the preservation of "our American system U the one most essential—the one absolutely indis- pensable—fnctor in the attainments of our goal of Increased consumption of American cotton and its products." The council 'opened its three-day session with delegates, from every phase of the cotton iiidustry attending. Truman Asks Program Adjustments Higher Corporation Levies Should Offset Excise Rate Cuts By Francii M. LeMay WASHINGTON, Jan. 23. (AP)—President Truman asked congress today to pick up $1,000,000,000 in new Ux money while cutting some sales taxes. Ho said emphatically he wants any reductions to bo offset by plugging loopholes in present laws. He tagged busi- ceed Denfcla. Sherman's nomination was unnni- moi:*ly approved by the armed services group after Matthews had testified that Denfeld was removed legally, but Tydings asked the Senate to hold up final approval when that Issue was thrown in doubt. It seemed certain, however, that little opposition would be raised to Sherman's appointment. Denfeld, given a choice between a lesser past and retirement, chose last week to quit the Navy rather than step Into another job. At the same time he Indicated that he is read 1 ' Uj tell liis side of the story. , West-:Virginia, 'the Number One soft coal state, pickets idled 4.50tt miners in' Monongalm 'County's H mines. UMW District 31 President Cecil J. urbank still Is confident. He sale] "things will get themselves straightened out this week." Production Is normal in U>gal County. In the Bluelield area, officials of an important coal-carrying railroad suid all mines along Its tracks were operating. T*li e back to work movement showed strength In the Pittsburgh area but was weak in the rich Southwestern Pennsylvania section ne'ar Unlontown. Tlie Western Pennsylvania Coal 3perators Association said 25,000 of he area's 50,000 miners are work- Ing. Fifty-two mines are 'turning out coal but 71 others are closed. Pickets closed about 15 operations. Most of the closed mines are owned by sUel companies. Two Ohio pits were Idled by pickets. Miners at both h;id voted Lo return to work. Elsewhern in the state, 9.000 diggers are staying at home. Four mines are down In Kentucky, Idling 1,000 men, but in general the back-to-work movement appears lo be • naming strength. There is no picketing. wtth west and north portions this afternoon, with Intermittent drizzle' cloudy and colder Tuesday. ' Minimum this morning—51, Maximum yesterday—59. Minimum Sun. morning— 3\. Maximum Saturday—50. Sunset today—5:21. Sunrise tomorrow—7:03 Precipitation 48 hours to 7 am today—.56, Total since Jan. 1—9.81. Mean temperature fmldway between high and lowi-35. Normal mean for January—38 Jt. Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Ger. Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central lut Harvester National Distillers Republic Steel Radio , Socony Vacuum Studcbaker 32 5-8 64 5-8 160 42 1-4 12 5-3 56 1-2 12 1-8 21 1-2 23 24 7-8 13 3-8 16 1-4 26 3-4 New York Cotton Open Hish Law t:30 March 3104 3119 3104 3118 May -.3113 312*. 3113 3126 July 30CT 3«t 3067 3078 October 2'81 2890 28W 2890 December ....»1S 2S7« 3TM 9S7» Revenue Office to Open At Night till Deadline for Obtaining Licenses Beginning tonight, the Arkansas Revenue Department office In City Bali will remain open until 9 o'clock each night until Jan. 31 to handle sale of vehicle icenses, Oscar Alexander, Inspector for the Revenue Department office In Blytheville, said today the office will be open from 7 until a o'clock each night. Jan. 31 is the deadline for purchasing 1050 vehicle licenses without penalty. The office may remain open until the midnight deadline that night. Mr. Alexander sad the sale of licenses still was "slow." Osceola PC A Unit Selects New Mantfger Harold Henry, about 32, of Forrest City will succeed Lloyd Godley Feb. 1 a.i manager of the Planters Production Credit Association in Osceola, It was announced todny. Mr. Godley's rcsigrmtion will become effective on that dale, when he will take over as manager of Brcese Enterprises, Inc., a dairy confectionery firm which is setting up national headminrters in Blytheville. Mr. Henry Is serving ns a field representative for the Production Credit Corporation, n supervisory organization which periodically examines PCA offices. He is working out of St. Louis In IhlS' capacity. His joli for the past several years has been examination of all PCA offices in Arkansas, Mr. Godley said. J*Ir. Henry formerly was an examiner for the Intermediate Credit Bank of St. Louts and ot one time, was assistant secretary-treasurer of the PCA office in Forrest City. Mr. Godley sntd today that Mr. Henry was expected to arrive In Qsccola in about a week. Mr. Henry is married and has one child. ness, estates mid big gifts as tlie best source for the additional revenue he wants. *—• In a special message, Mr. TTumnn did not say sj>eclfically how much reduction he thought should 1» made in the excise taxes..But he said cuts are "most urgently needed" in the taxes on freight, railroad and bus tickets, long distance telephone and telegraph bills and "the entire group of retail excises, Included such Items as toilet^ preparations, luggage and handbags." Mr. Truman did specify that these taxes should be cut "only to the extent that the loss In revenue can lie recouped by eliminating the tax loopholes wliieh now permit some groups to escape their fair share of tnxntlon," Ho said the biggest "loophole" Is "Ihe excessive depletion exemptions now enjoyed by oil and mining interests," adding: "Under these exemptions, large percentages or Hie Income from oil and minEng properties escape taxation, year after year. Owners ot mines and oil wells are permitted nflcr deducting all costs of doing business, lo exclude from taxatloi on account of depletion as much as half of their net income." As to business, the President recommended: A "moderate Increase" in the tax rate applicable *'to that part of corporation's income which Is In ex cess of $50,000." At the same time he recommendec thnt the tax rate on corporate In come between $25.000 and »r.O.CX> which Is now'taxed "at the exces sivcly high 'notch' rate of S3 pe cent, be reduced to the same rate 3S applies'-above $50,000." SCAT Stockholders fleet Airline Officers FAYEn'EVIU,E, Ark.. Jan. 23— (>7^—Stockholders of South Central Air Transport, Inc., elected officers at a meeting here yesterday. James. Kays was made treasurer and Van Howell a board member. Both ore from Fayclteville. Officers reetected were Raymond J. Ellis of Fayctlcville. president; Clyde T. Ellis of Washington, and Edgar T. Ellis of O'Keene, Okla., vice presidents; Price A. Dlcksnn of Paycttevlllc. secretary, and Elmo Walker of Little Hock, chairman of the board. Nervy Thieves Abandon Stolen Car in Front Of Blytheville City Halt Soybeans Open High Low Close Mar 278% 230 228 229?i May 224 -i 226« 222',i 226'.4 July 221 224?J 221 22214 Blytheville Is now in the race for the citj with the "nerviest" thief. Bill Spencer, manager of the Ni-ble Gill Pontlac Company. Inc.. reported to city police this morning that a thief, or thieves, attempted to steal a car from the firm's used car lot, Second and Wnlnut Streets, across the street from the police station. However. Mr Sjjcnccr said, the culprits made one mistake. They took a car on which the steering gear was locked, a 1947 model Ford, nnd after attempting to steer the car they had to abandon It, on* Second Street in front of the City Hal], less than 5D yards from the i *cd car lot nno the police station. The car was found by lot attendants this morning. The thieves weren't wl.lhoiit loot, though, Mr. Spencer reported. Four spare tires and wheels arc missing from cars on the lot today. EsUle Tax Revision He proposed that estate and gll tax laws be revised to provide un form treatment and reduce present exemptions so as to "not only bring In more revenue," but lo "improve the fairness of the estate and gift tax laws." As an example of what he had in mind there, Mr. Truman said that If a man leaves an estate c." $300,* 000 to a wife and threo children, the estate must pay a lax of $17,600. But a man of tlie same wealth, he said, cc'.lld give $180,000 to his family over a five-year period, leave nn estate of $120,000 and there would be no taxetf. Spread out that way, the gilts would be lux exempt. The remaining $120,000 would be under the $00,000 estate, exemption ($80.000 lo the willow and $60,000 to the three children.) The message avoided many details in the proiwMri tax legislation, leavlmr this lo be filled In lalerl by the Treasury Department. However, Ihe President made H plain lhat he would veto any tax cut that does not it the same time bring in new revenue ta make up the loss, "I wish to make It very clear," he declared, "that I could not approve excise tax reductions unless they arc accompanied by provision for replacement of the revenue lost, because I am convinced that sound fiscal policy will not permit a weakening of cur tax systems at this time. "Under present conditions, we cannot afford to reduce excise taxes Set TAX PROGRAM on Page 10 )isaster Loan Service Set Up Farmer* in Missco To Obtain Financial Aid Through FHA David C. Nea!, supervisor for the 'armers Home Administration in Mississippi County, said today that since this county has been designated a disaster county, a new loan service wa» being made available through his organization. The short crop, resulting from excessive rain la II. has caused Isolated sections of the county to be especially harft hit, and when loans are not available for farm operators through any other source, Mr. Neal explained, the FHA would make long-term »nd low Interest rate loans. - • Mr. Neal said several requests for such assistance already had been received at Ills office In City Halt, after J. V. Hlghflll, state FHA director, last week Included Mississippi County among the 38 dimeter counties In Arkansas. Taking Applications The Mississippi County supervisor said that applications will be accepted at his office, and that eligibility for tlie financial l assistance ,"• would.-.bit determined by the local committee. He Indicated assistance would be provided quickly to those found eligible. Mr. Neal explained that this'pro- gram differed from the ordinary loans made by the PHA In that they were being made available to any owner or renter, and that the ordinary program was only 'for fam- Ily-sl7.e farms. The terms are for > longer period and the Interest somcwlmt lower, he said. The loans arc to cover 1950 farm ' operations, Mr. Nnal said. Mr. Neal said that imich of Arkansas was receiving similar assistance because of heavy Insect Infestation earlier this year, but that only*excessive rainfall caused this county to be classed as a disaster area. He said the extreme south part if the county and an area west of josnell hnd been the farm areas lardcst hit by the rainfall. Guerrillas in Indonesia Attack Bandoeng Dutch Troops and Mobile Police Alerted After Rebels Take Army Headquarters and Other Buildings keep Bj The Associated Press Guerrilla forces ossaulted the West Java capital of Bandoeng today In the first serious threat against the security of the month- old United States of Indonesia. Dutch and several troops were called on to stand by for "coordin-' at«d" action against the rebels. Some 600 guerrillas, led by a. former Dutch army captflln. attacked Bandoeng and seized key points In tnc mountain city of 110.000 persons. The rebels reportedly captured Indonesian Army Headquarters, the telephone exchange and other important centers. The federal government rushed 260 troops of Its-mobile police bri- northwest. to Bandoeng, lo Andir airfield open. Bandoeng Is one of the chief,concentration points of Dutch troops in Indonesia, but there was no word yet of Netherlands forces going Into action. The Dutch army chief of staff, MaJ. Ocn. D. R. A. Van Langen, was to fly to Bandoeng to t*ke personal charge of Dutch operations. The rebels reportedly were part of a "private, army" commanded by former Dutch army caplain, R. P. P. (Turk) Westerllng. His followers are said to include Indonesian deserters from the Dutch army, members ot faction gade by air from Jakarta, 120 mile: I group. an Indonesian Communist end • fanatic Moslem Russian frontier guards, In apparent retaliation for last week'* S»Tiet-Amrrlcan squabble over occupancy of a railway building In Berlin, enforced a slowdown today nn American military train* and German (ruck traffic to Berlin. Trains *ere held up as long as fire hours, John McCloy, U.S. high commissioner for Germany, Is to report to President Truman, amid signs thai tlie French-German struggle over the Saar may grow more critical. The future of this industrial region seems certain to figure largely In McCloy's talk with the President Winston Churchill stirred up Britain i election campaign over the weekend wllh warning ofiainst 'annthor plunge into Socialist regimentation." And drew the fire of Sir Hartley ShMcross, Laboritc attorney general "I Would have thought." retorted Shawcross, "that if over mcns' souls were regimented It was under the old (Conservative Partyl regime." Moscow observers said a new treaty between Kufsia and the Chinese Communists appeared lo be Pope Stresses Responsibility Of Newspapers VATICAN CITY. Jan. 23. Pope Plus XII urged a group of American newspapermen today to be the voice of truth. "Truth needs a voice," said the Pontiff, "and the most potent voice reaching the general public Is sllll today that of the press." The newsmen received In special audience represent 15 daily papers from Massachusetts to California They already had made stops in Kngland and Germany on n three- week survey tour of European countries participating In the European Recovery Program. The Pontiff urged his listeners also to aid the objective of the 1950 Holy Year: return of mankinc to God, nnd "by the same token back to prosperity, pence and security." Tlie ponttfT said that the responsibility of Journalists "before God and man Ic grave indeed." Ending his brief address, the Pope gave his good wishes to the group lo Ihelr families and to "your largc- hcarlcd country." near completion. Prom Formosa came word that Chinese Nationalist uarships have bombarded Chupu, <5 miles southwest of Shanghai. The Nationalists salrt the atUck set o(f huge flies and ammunition dump explosions. N, O. Cotton March ... May July October .. December Open High Low .3093 3104 3093 ..3106 3118 31M ..3058 3069 3057 ..2872 2381 2871 ..H6S 2810 »61 1:3' 3104 3118 306' 2881 WO fCee Opposes Sidetracking FEPC in House WASHINGTON, Jan. 21—<*P)—A y House member refused to go along today with plans of House lenders to sidetrack fair employment practices (FEPC) legislation temporarily. Chairman Kce (D-W Va) of th« Foreign Affairs committee told reporters he would nrnke no effort to call up for House debate a minor foreign bill which leaders had planned to run in ahead of the controversial FEPC measure. He said the foreign bill, which lias been pending since last October, was not yet "In shape." Kee's announcement left In doubt the question whether the FEPC bill could be forced up. Speaker Rayburn ruled on Saturday that the foreign bill had the right of way.-Under House rules- end the parliamentary situation— taking up the foreign bill would have delayed FEPC nt least until Feb. 13—perhaps until later. Rayburn was at the White House for President Truman's usual weekly conference with legislative leaders at the time Kee made his announcement- Leaving the White House, Rayburn declined la say what he might do. Ife said FEPC was not discussed with the President, Holder to Lead Session On C. of C. Programs Worth D. Holder, secretary-manager of the Blytheville chamber of Commerce, will conduct a. workshop session on "Stretching the program Dollar" on Friday at the meeting of the Arkansas Association of Commercial Organization Executives at Little Rock. Mr. Holder, who Is director ot (he Northeast Arkansas District for the AACOE, will review a compilation of projects conducted In various chambprs of Commerce, which have profited the chambers for • low cost. The conference in Little Roc* will open Friday' morning and extend through Saturday morning. '.: | •

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