The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 8, 1950 · Page 1
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL XI VI NO 1dR • Blythevllle Dully N«v> Mlntalppl v»I!*y *—• AL -Vl—NO. 146 _ BlytheYllle Courier Blyth«iJJ« H««l TOT DOMINANT HEWSf APKR OT HORTHEAST ARKAMW AMP •OffmKAgT MMBOURt BMTHBWLLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1950 TEN PAGES ^^^ — i — — - —-vm. «-MV *r A.T V VSfltffl l^ Reds Rebuild for Fresh Attack —Photo by Fauiht Studio UNION COMMITTKB SIGNS-Sliowu above signing t contract at the Court House last night, when the Rice-Stix strike here was ended, are <left to right): Mrs. Idella Lowe. Mrs. Thelma Johnston Mrs Katli- erine Heflin. Mrs. La Una Everett. Mrs. Nettle Ralph, Henry C. porter, Mrs. Gail Daniels, Miss Jean Williams Philip Lampert, Harold Wilson and Miss Rubye Daniels. All except the last fo ur are members of (he union committee here. Miss Williams, Mr. Wilson and Miss Daniels are union representatives from St. Louis and Mr. Lampert is the union's regional attorney from Chicago. Walkout at Rice-Stix Ended- Workers to Get Pay Raises Clothing Workers of America (CIO) local = ... — otix garment factory liere following; signing- them a seven and one-half-cents-an-hour wage raise. * T 'ie conlract was approved by the union in St. I.fluis yesterday' and approved by the local here last night. Another pay increase of two and one-half cents an hour beginning Dec. 1 also Is provided liy the contract. Tills total of 10 cents an hour aft- Dee. 1—which all employes will • T President Signs Bill Granting $45 to $85 Gl Family Support WASHINGTON, Sept. 8. (/TV-President Truman today signed a Dill C r uec 1-whfch all rmnln • -n granting monthly allowances o« ,« lo $85 to enlisted servicemen to receYve-wiliu.te the averse hour help care for their families. This is in addition to their regular pay. To be eligible for these allow-*. —- anccs the enlisted men will have to allot part of their pay to their families. These allotments will range from $40 to $80 monthly, depending on a man's pay grade. The allowances are retroactive to Aug. 1. It is estimated that from that dale to June 30, 10,51. . the cost to the government will be about $300.000,000. Enlisted men in the lower three pay grades will receive an allowance of 545 for one dependent. Those in the four higher pay grades will be allowed 567.50 for one dependent. All seven pay grades will be granted . $67.50 if they have twn dependents.lAU-MSf.all grades Mil allowerf $8S> If they hart threi more dependents i -Enlisted men in the lower three pay grades are required to contribute $40 from their monthly pay Men in the next Uo higher grides (E-4 and E-5) will ajlot S60, and those in the top'two grades (E-6 and B-7) .$85. Deductions from their pay remain the same regardless of the number of dependents. . • . . Thus an army private, who pay Is :S80 monthly, would allot S40 to his wife and : ! the government would grant $45 more. This would give her $85 a month. If the private lias a wife and one child he would still allot only $40. but the government would contribute $67.50. Arkansas Cotton Area Forecast— Special Weather Forecast for — Arkansas Cotton Producing i^'fas: Considerable cloudiness, liffhl rains in the eastern i-mintlcs this afternoon and tonight. Light showers are probable aijain Mon. day and Tuesday. Temperature chanjres unimportant. Winds will be lifhl to moderate. N. O. Cotton Oct. Dec. Mar. May July Open High Low 4000 -iHO -MBfi 4088 4128 4060 . 408D 4135 4062 4015 4113 40iO 4012 4C62 3975 Close 40G3 4072 4076 4050 3233 Weather Arkansas forrrasl: Partly cloudy with occasional rain in northeast Wilson Schools To Open Monday Ten New Teachers To Join Faculty For Fall Semester WILSON. Ark.. Sept. 5—Wilson schools will begin the fall'semester Monday, Superintendent Philip J. UCT a inmiru-cn im$,.«pek leu nev leacherTVul join the school facultv Oth«is are leturn (ng from \acifions and ^chool to assume their members. New members are Miss Teiry Mower} Plggotl Ark f lr st grade Ann Bagpelt Memphis sec . MlSS V"r boro, third grame Harper, Memphis duties as faculty pnd grade; Miss Vera Pratt. Jones- Miss Sue Nell third grade; Head. Tiumann, . Elizabeth Ark., and -Miss Bethany . Huddles ton, Hot Springs, Ark., foiirll grade; Miss Jean 'Coleman, Murfreesboro, Tenn., fifth grade. The high school faculty includes Ethclda Koelz, Memphis. English; Miss Mildred Hood. Memphis commfrcial studies, and Max Stone! Nashville, Tenn.. science and math emalirs. Returning members are J. D. Roberts, principal. Wilson. history- Miss Norma Anderson. Wilson first grade Mirs Rosa Etta Wolfe. Memphis, second grade; Mrs. S a Eggert. Cooler, "Mo., fifth grade- Mrs J. D. Roberts, Wilson, sixth grade. High school and Junior high; Jerry Hayes, Wilson, and Royal Small, Cnrdwell. Mo., social scienc-- Miss Mary E. Symonds. Jackson' Miss., music; Miss Mavis Rodman Cahro Rock. Ark., librarian; Calvin T. Biggs. Wilson, geography and .social science; Bruce Frlzzell. Bradford. Ark.. mallicmatlcs and science- Mrs. Flora Ncel. Wilson, home economics; E. D Bean. Wilson, vocational agriculture; Roy stobough physical education and coach- Miss fell 5 ' 0 R ° 8ers ' Sheridan. Ark..' Eng- New York Stocks Cio ing Quotations\ T *. T Amcr lobacco ...'.'. Anaconda Copper Beln fatcel '_[[[ Chrysler [[' Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Mjrtetrr.ery Ward — n N Y Centra) f RAIN Int Harvester >rtion this afternoon and tonight J c P'nnoy " Saturday parily cloudy Warmer Re P 1!b "c Steel northwest portion this afternoon. L"" ° Cooler northwest portion Saturday Socony vacuum Missouri forecast: Fair to partly I studctwk « euiUy west, cloudy with showers! £'•' nr '" rd of N J east this afternoon and tonight and Texas Cor P extreme east Saturday: clearing ?, c " s „ , eas by Saturday aflcrnoov, or " s ., st " ci msnt sllghtl.v warmer east Satur- S 011 ' 11 " 11 Pacific day afternoon; low tonight 50-55- high Saturday 75 extreme east. Mil imiiin this inornln«—60 Maximum yesterday-ao. Sunset today—6:17. Sunrise icmorrow—s-38 Precipitation 2< hours'to 7 am today— M Total since Jan. 1—51 01 Mean temperature (midway, between hlsh and lovrt— 70. Normal mean temperature (or This. n»le I,»sl Year Minimum this n-.ornlng—67 Maximum yesterday-i-jjS Precipitation Jan. i U)'this date Ii4 1-4 35 1-4 41 1-2 69 1121 1- •S6 7-i 90 7-1 57 1-8 H 5-8 30 7-8 62 3R 1-2 17 1-8 22 3--I 11 1-2 83 72 5-3 47 3-4 38 1-8 60 5-8 ly rate for cutters to 95 cents and for sewing room and machine oper- alors to 85 cents. This will add more than S50.000 to the annual payroll on the basis of 210 employes working a 40-hour week. Tlie weekly paychecks will vary it was explained, because many workers exceed their production Quotas and this results In a higher hourly rnle. The average hourly rale Is predicalcd on 100 per cent of the production quola for a 40- hour week. Workers receive time- ind-a-half pay for overtime. Terms of lhe contract were announced today by Philip Lamport of Chicago, regional attorney for lhe union. Striking workers had been off Iheir Jobs since. Aug. 10 The contract giving the wage increases was the focal point of the strike. Faclory Re-opens The contract Is for one year nnd provides for automatic renewal— or reopening of negotiations on CO days notice— on Sept. I. 1951. All cutters went back to work this morning. Mr. Lamp CT l said other sections of workers will be recalled as work becomes available The faclory closed down operations yesterday afternoon about 2-30 wilh provisions made for re-ope'n- '"« as soon as the contract offered oy the company was approved by the unions. Negotiations were conducted In St. Louis, headquarters of Rice-Sllx After uie Amalgamated Clothing Workers in St. Louts approved the contract, it was brought to Blylhe- J me for presentation to the union's h, C M i ",1: The mecti " S! here w »= "eld In the Court House Holidays-Six holidays on which workers will get double-time if they fj? 1 * are New Year's Day. Memorial Day, Fourth of July. Labor Day 1 hanksgmng and Christmas. (If wl el k P . 0 ? c dccs not vvork °" a h°l- th£ i' Ca " Ct! to work overtime that week, the hours he was off On the holiday do not detract from ^"T"'?" 0 " °< h« overtime hours for that week.) Gel Vaeallon Fay on Y a , CRt !? m - Em P Io 3" 1K having from one to three years service with the company will receive two per cent « their total annual straight-lime Pay as vacation pay. (For the aver«.n 6 ! e ,', n ,P |o 5' e working a 40-hour week, this would be about $65.) Em- ployes with from three to five years service will receive three per cent or this annual pay and those with Jive or more years service will get rot'n P. 01 "" 1 "" 'Employes temporarily | a ,d off. Ill or on leave ol absence at vacation time will receive their vacation pay two week.? alter returning to work. Inductees into armed forces will receive their vacation pay when separated from their Jobs.) Grievances— A' seven-man eriev- ance committee, together with Security Council To Discuss Red China Question Malik Win* Consent For Consideration Of Communist B.v STANLEY JOHNSON LAKE SUCCESS, Sepl. 8. (AP> — rhe United Nations Security Council will discuss Monday Russia's demand that a Commimisl Chinese representative be invited to sit in (luring debate oil Red Chinese ac- cu;r,tions against the United states. The charges are thai the U.S. Is KUilty of aggrossloii against. Formosa and thai U.S. planes bombed Muichuria. Russian Delegate Jacob A. Malik won tlie council's consent yesterday to consider such an invitalion. That was Just after he took a beating en his effort io get the council to condemn "barbaric" U.S. air force bombing in Korea. The council voted yesterday, 7-3. to lakp up the question of Red Chinese participation in lhal debate at its next session. The United States abstained In line with its policy of letting other U.N. members decide the question of Red China's representation at Lake Success. Resolution Defeated The vote In favor pf tlie Russian proposal followed a 5-1 defeat of a Soviet resolution denouncing United States air action In Korea as a violation of the rules of warfare Yugoslavia abstained. Council consideration of Malik's proposal Io invite Red China for the Manchuria-Formosa debate does not Mrectly affect the Peiplng government's chances nf supplanting the Chinese Nationalist representatives in the U.N.. but it creates a situation filled with International and domestic political dynamite for Hie American" administration. A U.S. vote against the proposal might be interpreted as an attempt to muzzle the Pciping accusers- a U.S. vote for it might be Viewed as f softening in America's opposition to the Chinese Communists U.S. More Relayed Even it Malik's motio'n does not pass—and informed opinion here is almost equally divided as to whet ei or not it will— consideration of it will have delayed an American resolution proposing creation of an Indian-Swedish commission to Investigate the Chinese Communist charge of American bombings In Manchuria. The US has Insisted that such a commission must start work once before Ihe "frail is cold" During the bitter debate which preceded the council's rejection of Ma'ik's resolution, Britain's Sir Gladwyn Jcbb. council president for September. laced into the Soviet representative. Ho told Malik "no one outside the Soviet Union-and perhaps tiiere was some discreet surprise e-en there—" believed Stalin when he said in 1939 thRl France and Britain invaded Germany. And when the Soviet prime minister asserts that the United States is the aggressor in Korea. Jebb declared. "nobody outside the Soviet Union believes him today." This estimate Is 426,000 bales less than the 10.308,00 bales forecast a month ago. it compares with 16,128,000 grown last year and with a ten year (1939-18) average of 11.599,000 bales. Production is down from last year largely because of the effects of a government control program designed to prevent the accmnula- t on of a burdensome surplus. Hut the government had not sought such a drop. Some farmers did not Plant all they were entitled to under (lie program. Nevertheless, reserves from past crops assure ample supplies of most grades and staple lengths until the 1951 crop Is harvested. 8 na7- l -V 1 " 1I "" ce . together with a R J, f. 1 rc P r «-«»tative of the un• R 'on, wi 1 handle all grievances and n, Pa nt -' nicd b 5' employes. Division of work-Equal division or work during slack periods Is pro- v.dcd for. Work will be divided among employes unlil there is no onger enough for all (o work at east a 32-hour week. Layoffs will then begin and re-hiring will be "ilorit" the baS ' 5 °' <ic P artmcilt *' Transfer to New Jobs—When an employe Is transferred to a job at See CONTRACT nn Paee 10 Arkansas Air Guard Alerted LITTLE ROCK. Sept. 8. (API Arkansas' 151th Fighter Squadron and attached units are among che first Air National Guard components to be alerted for active duty. It was announced here yestef.lay lhat the Arkansas units will mo- bil,ze pi. Little Rock's Adams Field, their home station, on Oct. Iff and would be at an undisclosed HEW station by Oct. 20. - At Washington the Air Force r.n- |nouuced thai loiir fighUr bomber zroups and one tactical reconnaissance group of t) le Air .Varlonal Guard would be called to duty in the near future. ' Identity of the units wa.s not dis- Ihere, but apparently Ihe was one of them. An Air Force spokesman said II »'»* the first call-up of air guard units. Most officers and men of the 154th and the attached iintw live m the gre*ter Little Hock »r<*. Two Are Hurt When Car Hits Bridge Railing Two persons were painfully In- lured and a third is believed to nave escaped injury when i 19.iO model Hudson convertible cra;hcd into a steel bridge railing on County Road 119 a half ol a mile north ol Dell yesterday afternoon. Injured were Bill Smithy. 27. of Hope, Ark., fractured ankle and chest injury; and Betty Cunningham. 15. of Blythcville, fractured right lorcarm, badly lacerated face and cuts and bruises about Ihe body. Both arc al Walts Hospital Stale Trooper Clyde Barker who assisted with the Investigation of the accident said that a third passenger in the car left the scene of the accident before being questioned. The third paxienger was identified by Trooper Barker as Bobble Cagle and is believed k> live in Blytheville. Trooper Barker said lhat the convertible, driven by Mr. Cm [thy, was traveling south on the road and hit the bridge ratling when the driver attempted to dodge a hole in the road. The right front fender of the car struck the brluge and the right front door of Ihe car was torn off. Mr. Smithy Is owner and opeia- tor of Smithy's Tourist Court ana Cafe In Hope. At Ihe time of the accident, he was visiting relat.vcs in Blythcville. Soybeans CHICAGO. Sept. 8. (AP)— clos;ng -soybean quotations: High Low CI«e OV. . ..... 2.47 9 Million Cotton Bales Forecast for '50 Crop forecast weight. 8. m-The Agriculture Department today year's cotton crop at 9,882,000 bales of 600 pounds gross In addition, the government today restored strict controls on ex- porls of cotton. In a report accompanying the M i^ CC " sl ' th<! Ceilsu s Bureau sad 803. D33 bales of igso-crop cotton hand been ginned prior to Sept. 1 compared with 1,247,570 bales to the same date last year and 1,444.355 two years ago. Tlie department, estimated the yield per acre at 257.4 pounds compared will, 284 lust year an d 261.3 for the 10 year average. Condition of the crop as of Sept 1 was reported at 08 per cent of normal compared with 80 per cent a year nfio and 70 per cent for the 10 year average. 13.5 Million-Bale Goal For' 51 Seen by Karelin. ,,^tir^ crr f c:r ^rs nation's capital that next year's cotton crop goal would be ,3.500,00^ Speaking «t the annual Rural- Urban banquet given by the Rotary Club in the Ulxora High School cafeleria. Mr. Hardin said he based this on his recent trip to Washington. Crop allotments win be in effect next year principally for soil conservation purposes, he said, with the base acreage not to exceed 50 |)er cent. Interviewing the agricultural situation in Arkansas. Mr. Hardin said the two problems facing the state were "too much agriculture" and "too much of one crop— cotton." In his prediction of what's ahead for agriculture In Arkansas the Farm Bureau head said he believed that future adjustment will be necessary because of military needs. He emphasized Arkansas, m us t strike a better balance between agriculture and Industry and must be prepared to absorb a future increased tax program in the state. Concern Over Amendment In this regard he expressed concern over the possible passage of a constitutional amendment in the coming November elections which would add revenue to thfi school program at 'the 'expense of other tax beneficiaries. He also pointed out that if the proposed amendment to repeal the present liquor laws was passed, needed revenue would be lost. In reviewing the, four-year-old Farm Bureau. Mr. Hardin praised the organization's Insurance plan as highly successful. He said that 15 per cent dividends already had been paid lo Its members. Club president Tom Callls opened the program by introducing D. V. Maloch of Osceola, county agent of South Mississippi County, who acted as master of ceremonies. The first speaker of the evening was Dr. E. M. Crawlcy, plant pathologist of the university ot Arkansas, who talked briefly regard- Ing experimental research work on alfalfa which he is conducting In Mississippi County. Guests from Osceola. Burdctte. Wilson. Dell. Joiner. Manila. Dyess. Victoria, Keiscr and Fnyetlcvillc attended the meeting. BIytheriKe Youth Given 12-Years After Jail Break Bobbie Euzene Ingrim. 19. of Blytheville. was sentenced yesterday to ar additional 12 years In the Missouri Stale Penitentiary for breaking jail and car theft. Ingrim was recaptured along with two other youths who escaped from the Poplar Bluff. Mo.. Jnll Smul.iy und fled In a stolen car. Circuit Judge Randolph II. Wcocr yesterday gave Ingrim. Robert Lcf Moss. *1. Carlisle. Ark., and Jack Lee Bowman. 27, of Mountain Home. Ark., sentences in addition to Ihose they were serving. Moss was sentenced to 15 more days for car theft and Bowman was given a four-year term In connection with the jail break and auto theft. Moss had previously been sentenced to seven years for armed robbery of a drug store and Tngrim was under a six-year sentence for participation in the robbery. Bowman had been sentenced to four years for car theft. Trie trio escaped the Poplar Bl'iff jail Sunday after slugging j a u cr John Huff with on iron bar that had been smuggled Into the Jail 3.MV4 250',i 30 Army Dirisr'ont WASHINGTON. Sept. *. CAP) — Senator Lodge m-Mass) told the Senate today lhc United States ought to put JO Army divisions Into unnorm, next year »nd tend ten of •urcy*. Worms Almost Under Control Little Rain Damage Believed Done to Applied Poisons Counov Agent Keith Blllnev said this morning that the cottoi'i leaf worm in North Mississippi County Is almost under control In spite of ™" s '^ '»B"t »nd this morning wnicn threatened to' wash awt.v poisoning work - .already done bv farmers. ' '.j , • . ' Mr. Bllbrcy said that he did not Mllevc that enough rain,has fallen lo damage the poisoning: work already done lo a great extent However, he said that the rain mav af- lcrno I> °' SOnS 1p "" ctl XSilfdny sf- "Toxaphene Hint has been applied klllm , mtf ' C ,, aS SiX """" ">">"'<' kill most of the worms and cnlclum nrseiiKlc should kill most of the " r "L' ns B " clgllt ho " r Period," Mr Dilbrcy said. 'Hie county agent staled that he teiieveri ,thal. It weather permits the worm scare will be all over within tne next few days. "There «p at least 50 airplanes in North Mississippi County and with favor- rtlK^*" CM 8 " a M °< 'Poison has dribbled in from all •J'" 1 " ln '"=, south during the past few days and the Increase In poison has almosUkept up with the flying Very few planes have been ground- cd for any length o! l, mc „„£ u, tnc lack of pouon." he said ,t,T° d t V ' s "' n '' i Kavc lhc worms » toy of grace, however, by keeping airplanes grounded. Race for First Bale of Season Ends in a Tie fir C i 'J 3 ", 0 S cl «ic county's 'irst bale of cotton for the 1050 season remained In a dead heat to- Ycstcrday morning, the Midway r in "i M ?,"" a alld lhe Planters Gin at cteii reporicd enough cotton to gin a bale but that the bales actually hadn't teen ginned. A check this morning revealed that both gins turned out .-first" bales around noon yesterday so M J Koeliler of Dell and J. H. Griffin of Manila remained tied today lor the honor of having produced the first bale of the season But Mr. Kochler carried off the honors of having g| nnc(1 lnc l!>r( ,_ \.r r if rT' C , wcl8 j lcd TOO Pounds. Mr. Griffin K inned five bales ami Federals Check Jet Scientist fOS ANOELES, s cpt 8 (/p With the perjury conviction of Dr. Sidney Wclnbaum bchinj them, federal agents today take up lhc case of another jet propulsion scl- '""k , a " n " C8cd Communist Dr. irsue-Shcn Tslcn. <o, alien Chinese specialist, | s held without bond pending a deportation hearing by lhc U. s. Immigration Service which charges he Is in this country Illegally because of membership in a group lhal advocates overthrow of the government by force. Russian-born Dr. Welnbiuim, 52. was found guilty by » federal court Jury yesterday of lying about his membership In tht Communist Par- t«r Lull Sweeps Rain-Lashed Warfront Toegu Drive 'Petered Out/ Army Claims ™KYO> Saturday, Sept, 9. (AP)—Allied troops hacked out shfrht gains at opposite ends of the riim-lasheii Korean warfror.1 Friday against dangerously rebuilding Red torces. kittle fighting look place on the whole 120-mile battle- line. Americans surmised tbis meant a north Korean buildup- (hiring the lull for a new offensive smash. i/^?', 8 ! 1 ' Almy spokesman said the Red drive by 50,000 men M Tae- Bu. main Allied base on the cenlrnl front, had "petered out," probably -ram lack of supplies and sufficient manpower for the present The Reds had pushed l o w i' tll | n seven miles of Taegu before the U.S.S. First cavalry Division nlu) Sooth Koreans broke the back of their drive. General MacArtluu's he.idquar- cra warned of a possible new of- Ifinslvc either In the southwest north or oast. The buildup seemed grealest on the southern coastal approaeh-s (o I'usan port, chief Allied in~Ko rea. In Ma.san port, 21 airline miles of PIISIUI, Allied authorities ordered removal of all civilians not needed In the war effort. : I'rtcaullonary Mruurct This was a. precautionary measure in the face of a reported of- •roiulve buildup to the west and threat ol Infiltration by Red agntei oraered to stir up trouble among the 15,000 population. Five thousand were evacuated from Masaii In the first batch frl- day. Battle mountain, a rugged peak about 12 miles northwest of Masan on the southwestern front, was retaken Friday by the U. S 25th Infantry Division, rt was the ninth lime the peak changed hands. Friday night the Reds plastered the mountain with an artillery barrage. Communist Infantry struck immediately afterwards. American and South Korean troops gained H few yards near the east coast In their efforts to close a five-mile gap In their lines AP Correspondent Dill Hoax at the front reported the U. S. and South Korean troops opened separate attacks through the murky weather to try to close the gap. Hole Punched Afiln The hole remained after hasty baltlefront patching had sewed together a bigger hole punched out by a Red breakthrough earlier In the week. At dusk the doughboys had made little progress. .They were halted l>y rugged terrain plus the drenching rain which reduced air support to six sorties Friday. Taegu. threatened by 50,000 of the 130,000 Reds on the battlcline, appeared safe for now. The Reds were stopped north of It by First Cavalrymen and South Koreans. The Americans counterattacked but had to withdraw from gains made on a hill north of Taegu when expected air support did not arrive because of the weather: Red resistance on the hill was sharp. The Red ladlo In Pyongyang North Korean capital, IIM claimed for two days that the Communists hold Tficgu. Vonjchon Change* Hands The town of Yonaclnn. 20 miles east of Tncgq, changed hands twico Friday In bitter fighting between North and South Koreans. Two H.ed tanks roared Into Yongchon important highway Junction Thursday night but were driven out Friday. /n American field officer Ste KOKKA on P»n<- ll) said VA (o Start Second V«t«ro»»f Insurance Payments in January WASHINGTON, .Sept. I. (AP) — The veterans Administration s»fd today It plans to start pay- Ing the second dividend on veterans insurance on Jan. 1 1951 Dividends will b« paid M each policy's anniversary date come* along and will cover the three year period since 19+8. The dividend total win probably not be announced until this December, but the VA said it will b« far below the »2.800,000,000 reunited this year. 'Hie actual dividend rate per tl.000 of Insurance Li yet lo be determined. Plans for starting payment in January may be disrupted, the VA said. If it fails to get Us full budget request of $4,800,000 for defraying administrative' expense* of the dividend. Marine League Demands Ouster Of Sec. Johnson Proposal to Remove Acheton It Defeated By Leatherneck Vett WASHINGTON, Sept. g. (^_ The Marine Corps League tod»j demanded the ouster of Secretary of Defense Johnson, but defeated nf'q! , P roix>sal that secretary of Stale Achcson oe fired. . PrT M' , Joh " son resolution »«I««<1 President Truman to replaet trw Defense Department chief "with The orgatiizatlcm of Marine v*t- erans aluo' adopted resolulloni ur»- 1. That" the: President "take Im;*#{«•• «"« •"•"tic action to oust every known Communist sympa- l>l*er. leftist and fellow traveler from the state Department or any other, deportment or government office where they may be found." 2. I'hat Congres* pass legislation proridlnr tor membership of th» commandant of the Marine Corn. on the Joint chiefs of staff. One DlMentlnr VoU Tin resolution asking the discharge of Secretary Johnson passed with only one dissenting vote- that of retired Brig. O en. Hotel C. Kilmartln, of Washington. When the resolution proposing Secretary Acheson's removal was submitted. Kilmartln gained the floor to remind the league that President Truman "asked for our support and we ought to give It " Explaining that he had wished to speak before the Johnson resolution came up for a vote but was unable to gain the floor. Kilmartln reminded the league that President rruman had pointed out (hat criticism of Individuals In his cabinet was criticism of him. Jack Brennan, Jersey city, also urged that the Achcson resolution be defeated, "for the sake of unity " I. D. Hale. Milwaukee, also declared ,!hal "our commander in chief In time of war needs sun- port." ' Acheson Resolution Clay Nixon, Seattle, League commandant, supported the Acheson removal resolution, saying; "I might have gone along for kceplng Johnson In, but Acheson means policy making and we cannot have any doubt as to what kind of a Stat« Department we have." New York Cotton Open High fjow Close 4005 4155 4M5 4077 40% 4145 4070 408S 4100 4150 4084 1085 4090 4145 4051 4051 +045 4075 4000 4U02 Plans Are Discussed for Huge Elk Chute Drainage Project Huge. long-range drainage projects nnd temporary relief drainage plans were discussed yesterday al a meeting of the Elk Chute Drainage District held In Kennett. Principal speakers were congressman Paul Jones of Kennelt and Col. L. H. Foole of the Memphis District, corps of Engineers. Colonel poote explained that It will take the engineers approximately one year to draw up plans and estimate a project which has already received primary approval by Congress. These plans and estimates, he said, must be readied before money will actually be appropriaied. Mr. Jones explained Uw wot!; of Congress,in approving the long range drainage plan and urged the engineers to expedite the project. Kmerxcner Draintfe r)lv«-n»-d Colons! rtott Mid UM* .fex* ! flood control had assumed secon- 'dary Importance in his district, drainage projects will receive priority. Also discussed were 'four alternate plans to provide emergency drainage. Three of the plans. It was «x- plalncd, would not affect the water level at Big Lake, a consideration Important to wildlife and came officers. The fourth and most economical plan would raise the water level at the lake an estimated two fet, It was brought out Plan four would cost an estimated )30 I 000 while the others would range (n cost (ID (o 3200.000 'rnc meeting was held at th* Kennett park, where barbecue dinners were served district memberj and Interested land owners ol Southeast Missouri and

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