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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEW8PAPKB OT MOJtTHEAaT ARKANBAS AND •OOTHKA8T MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 260 Blythevilta Oouzkr »lrtl«»Ule Herald Mississippi V»U«J _BL\"THBVILLE,'ARKANSAS, tUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1950 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS « Warehouse Firm Is Organized by Blytheville Men Commodity Storage -lit;', Company to Be Only One of Type in Area Northeast Arkansas' only major commodity warehouse and storage company was organized In Blytheville yesterday and present plans call for expenditure or an estl- maled $00,000 for building and equipment. Comprised entirely of Blylheville men, the new firm's 15 stockholders held their first meeting yesterday arul elected a seven-member board of directors. Following the stockholders' meeting, the new directors met and elected nay Hall president, Kendall Berry vice president and John Caudill secretary-treasurer. Name of the new firm Is Blytheville Warehouse Company. William H, Hutson has been named manager of the new firm. No location has been selected yet. but several sites In Blythcville are under consideration, Mr. Caudill «nd Mr. Hutson said. Directors Named Elected directors yesterday were A. H. Webb, B. A. Lynch, P. D. Foster. W. J. Pollard, W. T. Biirn- ett, Mr. Hall and Mr. Berry. Other stockholders are Aubrey Conway, H. H. Houchins. E. M. Regenold, I,. H. Welch, Mrs. Pauline P. Hutson, A. P. Heinicke, Mr. Hutson and Mr. Caudill. Principal purpose of the new firm Is ti' provide storage and warehouse jBcilities for all types qf comniod- •^l^s, including farm goods, and the •.distribution and handling of them, Mr. Cnudill said. Distribution and handling of the commodities will be as Important an aspect of the firm's activities as tlie actual storage, he said. The company will handle any commodity that can be packaged and 13 non-perishable, Mr. Hutson explained. Wiien a site Is selected, 'company officials said, a concrete building containing approximately 24,000 square feet of storage space will be erected. This building will be "as fireproo! ns possible" and will" Include a sprinkler system, Mr, Caudill said. I \ •{ ' . Use, of fireproof construction and ! » spirlnMer system Is aimed at re- •j ^a^diji'fesia-ninscRvJsjaSsi-j-oajit.-agpds '.jt youyjfn tne warehouse,'he"said, "'ance cjrCardill pointed ou£Vthat tiir $40 loVarehousc company;*ill be'trie .just g'.ono of its type in.'this area. It'iplosest firms of this type lo- •'c"aJc<i tn the arep. surrounding Blytheville are at Memphis, • St. ;. r Louis and Little Rock, lie said. _M:iy Jiccnme Distribution' I'qln'l WTne company officials, said they ~pect "much business from nat- ;•."-. lonal concerns," Involving the shipping of goods to Blytheville by rail and the distribution of these goods from the city tiy truck. This type of business, they said, will help mike BIyllieville a distribution center for tills trade area. Location of a warehouse company in Blytheville will result ill savings by merchants of this area since goods may then be purchased in car-load lots and stored until needed, it was explained. In this manner, the officials pointed, out. the location of a warehouse in Blytheville will help increase the activities of other businesses. Plans for the warehouse company .have been under wny since October. Mr. Caudill said. "More f remfom" Slated To Be Campaign Issu* In flection in Britain LONDON, Jan. 24. (*V-Winston ClYiuxlUH's conservative* will tell Britain tonight what they will do if they are called to power tn the general election Feb. 23. The party manifesto — its campaign platform—Is likely to pledge a halt lo nationalization, » better health service, lower taxes and fewer controls. It will be made public at midnight. It is expected to follow In general the lines laid down by Churchill Saturday in his broadcast opening sp.lvo ol Ine Tory campaign, which could be summed up in two words: more freedom. PHA Approves Housing Award Federal Agency Okays Contract to Erect Units in Blytheville The Public Housing Administration In Washington today approved the awarding to Fraser Construction Co., of Fort Smith of a contract to build an 80-unit low-cost housing project In Blythevllle at a cost of $460,200. J. Mel! Brooks, secretary-treasurer of tlie Blylheville Housing Authority which awarded the contract to Praser Construction Co. Nov. 29, announced the approval this mom- ing. First word of the federal agency's approval of the contract was received by Ihe Courier News this morning in a lelegram from Rep. E. C. (Took) Gathings of West Memphis. The contract, which was awarded subject to approval by the federal agency, calls for 40 duplex dwelling units and one administration building of masonry construction. It also includes clearing the site, Installation of equipment and heating, plumbing and electrical work. Although there was no comment today on its possible effect .legal action aimed at enjoining the awarding of this general contract is pending-, before the Arkansas Supreme Court. Little Rock Finns gut Fflgan t Electric Co. 'and Judge Sudbury Files for Post Of Chancellor Municipal Judi!e Graham Sudbury .•>' Bivthevillc vcstcrday filed with 1 TSecretsiry of State C. G. Hall his corrupt practkrs pledge as a candidate for 12th District chancellor in tlie Democratic primary to be held this summer. He will seek the Second Division Chanccrv Court pest now held by C. M. Buck of Blytheville. Mr. Buck was appointed to Ihe post when tlie iu; w division was created by 'he 19-10 legislature and is not eligible to seek re-election. Judrtc Sudbury Is currently serving his second term as municipal judge. He was first elccled in 1945 'o fill out the uncxpircd term of Ooyle Henderson and was rc-clccted 'o a full four-year term In 1948. His present term expires in November, 1952. W. Leon Smith of Blythevllle also nas filed for the Chancery court post. The 12th District is composed of Mississippi, Cralghead, clay. Crit- tcndcn, Greene and Poinselt Coun- District 3A Cage Meet Moved Back to LcachvHte .lONHSBORO, Jan. Zt. (^-District Three's wandcrinj cl»s A senior bojs basketball lonriwmenl found its way back lo I.cachvilk today. ' • The tournament was awarded t« I.cachville at a district meeting two weeks ajo on a record bid «f 81,600. lA.st week It.was Irans- frrrcd lo .loncslmro's larger Bert Smllh KJIII. Today the r.rachvilte officials decided lo lirep It on Ihelr home court, .loncslioro Athletic llircctor Clarence Geis announced. I.cacliville is the defending champion. w|lh Jencsbcro the top e«i«- leixicr. ,s genera] • contract. • ,They'* soughl a .temporary injuuction ,lit "'Missis- slppi County Chancery; CkHirt but the petition' was dismissed by^'chah- cellor c. M Buck of Blytheville They then appealed the dismissal to the higher court. The two 'firms are 'seeking an order requiring the Housing Authority to readvertise for bids and award separate contracts for construction, plumbing, heating and wiring. They base tlicir action on Act 159 of 1949 which requires separate bids on public building.' when the estimated cost exceeds s 10,000. It was not known what effect an adverse ruling by the supreme court would have should the Blytheville authority proceed in the face of the PHA approval of the contract awarding. It was indicated that a meeting of the Blvtheville Housing Authority commissioners would be callec to decide whether to proceed with work on the project. New Insurance Agency Opened By W.L.Walker W. L. Walker today announced that he has opened an office in Blytheville as district agent tor Farmers Insurance Group, an automobile insurance company. Associated with Mr. Walker, as local agents, are J. G. (Bob) Baines and Raymond Zachary. Tlie' agency's office Is In Hoon- 200 of the Isaacs Building at Main and Railroad Streets. Mr. Walker retired from the Nav. In September. 194S, after 12 years service. He came to Blytheville from Kentucky In 1919 and resided here until joining the Navy nine years later. iandhi Disciple fecomes India's First President New Constitution Due for Adoption Next Thursday Weather Arkansas forecast: Cloudy an u warm. Showers in west and north and turning colder in norlhwes portion late to light. Wednesda' much colder with rain turinln" t< freezing rain in northwest .inc showers and colder In east ant south portions, Missouri forecast: Cloudy tonigh and Wednesday; turning colder to night; colder Wednesday; low to night 10-20 north and 30 south, high Wednesday near 30 north near 40 south. Minimum this morning—59. Maximum yesterday—71. Sunset today—5:21. Sunrise tomorrow—7:03. .. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m today—Trace. Total since Jan. 1—9.81. Mean temperature (midway be tween high s n<j low)-«5. Normal mean for January—3».» This Date Last Trmr Minimum thl» morning—52. kfaximum ye«terday-^«. ' Precipitation Jan. 1 to tills dat Courier Newi Photo TKOOP 31 CHARTER PRESENTATION—Boy Scout Troop 31, jponsored by Dud Cason Post of Amerlan Legion, last night began its 26th consecutive year which makes it one of the oldest troops tn the Eastern rkansas Council. The Rev. Lee Anderson (left), organization and extentlon committee member, is shown pre- cntlllg the charter to E. N. Shivley. Legion post commander, as Scoutmaster Kenneth Richardson looks on. 'olio Collections Mount to $4,132 Quota Is Reached By One Community; Response Is Slow Collections in Ihe annual "March of Dimes" in Blytheville today passed the $4,000 mark, and else- vhere in the county at least one community had gone over its quota. P. E- Harrison, directing the campaign for the Forty and Bight and Huffman communities, has subscribed his $100 quota, and said today that he believed the quota could be doubled. James Gardner, campaign director for Blytheville, said lllat of the 54.132-19 collecled for the National Foundation for infantile Paralysis, $115.24 was collecled last night from the audience at the wreslling match. He -Indicated that similar collections in ..four, Blytheville Uie- atersihad not been" included in the total..\' ' \. T -. • • Coin envelopes for contribution's were distributed to all those with registered motor vehicles, aud to date $444 has been received through this phase .of the campaign. However, Mr. Gardner suid that the campaign was more than half over and that the response' had been rather slow. He announced donations of $59 by employes of the c o b b Funeral Home. $30 by the employees of the Cocoa-Cola Bottling Company, and $25 from the Blytheville Lions Club. The Rev. Harvey T. Kidd, director for the entire county campaign, said reports still had not slarted coming In, but that the Rev. Ray McLester, director of the campaign at Joiner, had indicated thai Joiner would more than reach its $500 quota. The county quota was set at 820,000, one-half of which is to be collected in Blytheville. The quota represents a 100 per cent jump over that of 10-19. A. S. Harrison, chairman of the Mississippi County chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, sairt that the high quota was due lo the fact that the epidemic last year depleted Icoal funds. A totnl of $80,00 was spent on polio care last year and it has been estimated that an additional S20.000' will be needed to complete treatment for those hospitalized with the disease last year. New York Cotton Truman s Tax Proposals Meet Varied Reactions in Congress By Francis M. LeMay WASHINGTON, Jan. 24. Wj—Congress showed signs today of writing its own tax ticket, ignoring President Truman's advance notice that 1 will veto any bill that cuts taxes without making up the revenue elsewhere There was much talk of reducing*, excises—sometimes called sales or nuisance taxes—but rejecting parl .11 of Mr. Truman's proposed 51,000,000,000 tax boost on other things. The president yesterday asked Congress to enact a tax lav, 1 that svould: 1. Increase federal revenue by $1,000,000.000 by higher taxes ,011 corporations with annual profits March ., May July October . December Open ---- 3113 ---- 3119 ---- 3073 ____ 2885 ...2872 3114 311S 3074 28&? 2872 3104 3109 305 8 2872 2862 N, O. Cotton March May .. July October Open ..3100 ..3113 ..3061 ..2868 I'isrh 3100 3113 3061 2871 3091 3100 30-17 2862 1:30 3107 3115 3C65 2810 2862 3094 3106 3055 23G7 over $50.000 and by larger estate and gift taxes; and 2.'Reduce many wartime excise rates—but only to the extent 'that the revenue loss is recovered by plugging existing tax law loopholes. He recommended no increase in individual Income taxes. •• •Shortly after the President's message was read in ,the House and Senate, the House Appropriations Committee disclosed" that the Treasury Department • has added tlie third major point in the administration's tax program: crackdown on tax dodgers, of the middle-income brackets who do not report all their taxable income- Favors Reduction; No( Repeal Mr. Truman picked out as excise reductions "most urgently needed" the present 20 per cent retail levies on furs, je\velry, toilet preparations, luggage and handbags, the 15 per cent levy on passenger tickets; the three per cent levy on freight, and the 25 per cent tax on long distance telephone and telegraph charges. He did not say repeal them, but reduce them. This might mean an overall cut of $750,000,000. He did not mention any cuts for the $9 a gallon liquor excise or the various levies on tobacco. Reaction on Mr. Truman's tax ideas was sharp, it indicated: 1. The lax bill Congress finally whips together may slash excise well beyond Mr. Truman's recommendations—possibly as much as 51,000.000,000 to $1,500,000,000. The president said many grouj« find legal ways to "escape their fair share of taxation." He mentioned present laws which he said give special advantages to oil well and mine owners, charitable and educational organizations engaged In business, and life Insurance companies. 3. The Senate may not approve this year a bill containing tire $1,000,000,000 increase in taxes on large corporations, estates and gifts, that Mr. Truman wants. 4. Congress probably will join the administration In a drive against lax dodgers, giving Ihe Inlcrnal Revenue Bureau about 3,000 additional agents to check on personal income slatements. Some Democrats applauded the lax message. They included House Leader McCormack of Massachusetts and Rep. Porand of Rhode Island, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee. But See TAXUS on Page 12 Semester Brings Faculty Changes Four Replacements Are Announced by School Superintendent Four faculty changes in the BIy Iheville school syslem were effecl Ive yesterday with the beginning o the second semester. ' W. B. Nicholson, supcrinlenden announced., Ihe...': follow Ing','replace ments;today: •• ' In Senior High School, M i s Wanda Johnson Is succeeding Mis Mary Clayton Long as instructor 1 English and M. P. Aydclott Is re placing W- O. Green, Jr., as scieiu, inslruclor. Miss Long left Blylheville to ac cept a position with the Uiilvcrsil of Tennessee Junior College i Martin, Tenn., and Mr. Green le to continue graduate work i Washington University at St. Loul In Junior High School, Mrs. Ro bert I. Thompson, who was wit the teaching staff of the Blythc ville system last year, succeeds Mr Dick J. white ill tlie English tie partment. Mr. Nicholson said Mr White would be retained on tl substitute teachers list for furthc work with the school. Miss Johnson holds both a B. t and M. A degree from Butler Un versity at Indianapolis, Ind , wit a major in English and moder languages. She has studied at Cam bridge University in England an National University at Mexico Cit Mr. Aydeloll, a nalivc of Batcs- vllle has a B. A. degree from Arkansas State Teachers College at Conway and a masters degree from Peabody School at Nashville, Tcnn. He is a veleron with several years of overseas duty to his record- In Harrison School, In the high school division, Melba Corns Hrown will replace Earline Towns, who left Ihe Blythevllle syslem to teach In Memphis. The new teacher has a B. A. degree from A.N.I. In Tennessee, where she is continuing her graduate work. She will be in tlie English department, and head of music training for voice and piano students. By (he Associated PrfM India today elected her first prcs- Icut who replaces a governor gcn- rnl as the titular heart of the state. The move Is a forerunner to the dopllon of a new constitution on 'hursday when India pecomes a sovereign democratic republic, al- tiough still associated with the Brl- ish commonwealth of nations. The new president is 64-year-old Dr, Uapendra Prasad, an old dls- iple of the late Mohandas K. Gatid- il. He had served as president of he constituent assembly which rallied the new constitution. The •ctirlng governor general Is Chak- •avarti RajfiBopalachari who assumed office In 10-17 when British con- rol came to an end. The month-old Indonesian government, Is dealing with its first outright revolt. Blame* Dutch l>e*er(crs An Indonesian military chief Blamed deserters from the Dutch Army for an attack on Bandoeng, mountain city 120 miles from Jakarta (Batavia) In Java. The guerrilla raiders withdrew yesterday af- [er seizing key points of the city. Sixty Indonesian Republican Arniy soldiers including three high rank- ng officers were reported killed In the raid. \ Tile raiders were led by R. P. P. (Turk) wcsterllng, a former Dutch Army captain who was discharged In 10-18. The Incident has caused a new rift between Dutch and Indonesians. An Indonesian government statement said the situation In West Java is "troubled and confusing" awl that attempts to restore pcaco were being made difficult by several Dutchmen. Unrest Noted In Formosa Dispatches from Taipei, capital of Formosa, salil Formosans conscripted into the Chinese Nationalist army are showing signs of unrest. A liunger strike lias been staged tn one area. A number of Formosans have been arrested charged with stirring up trouble. Washington reports said Senator Vnhdcnbcrg' <H-Mleh) lias raised the. possibility of 'U. N. action .'to give Pormosans a choice In* the kind of government they will have. Tile Island was ceded to Japan by China in 1895. It was returned to China, in Sept. 1045. It Is now Chiang Kai- shek's stronghold against the Chinese communists. The U. S. high commissioner for Germany, John J. McCloy, who fa on a flying visit to Washington/ satd "there's always a crisis in Germany." He said his present visit is not clue to nuy particular emergency. lie declared he was ready to crack down "swiftly and firmly" if dangerous nationalism like Nazism should develop in Western Germany." Saar Causes Dispute Meanwhile at lionn, a West German government communique said the cabinet had decided that establishment of good relations between France and West Germany Is too important to the unification of Europe to be upset by the Saar controversy. Germany wants to reincorporate the coal-rich Saar into the West German Republic. France which Is using the Saar's coal and has linked the Saar with French economy wants the area to remain detached from Germany. The International squabble over flic Saar has slowed negotiations for a new French-German trade pact. Miners' Refusal To Work Slowing Production of Steel PITTSBURGH, Jan. 24. (AP)— The IOIIK tentacles of the coal strike stretched into the steel industry today and squeezed 600 workers out of jobs. The continued walkout of 63,000 United Mine Worker members forced Cruicible Steel Corporation to reduce operations at its Midland, Pa., plant. Two Youths Held For Investigation Theft of Purse from Blytheville Woman Leads to Arrests Two 15-year-old Bloomlngton, III., youths me being held In the county jail here today for Investigation of car theft and purse snatching. The youtlis, whose names were withheld by officers for -the present, were apprehended near the Blylhcville Oil Mill by officers after their car hud become stuck on dirt road. The youtlu were said by officers to have grabbed a purse from Mrs Ira Lambert, Sr., at the Intersection of Main and First''Streets and escaped in a 194S model De Soto sedan bearing Illinois license. The purse contained $5.16, Mrs. Lambei told officers. After officers had been notified of the theft of the purse. Deputy Sheriff Charles Short, City Officers Herman Ijine and Bert Ross, Chle of Police John Foster ant! Tom Smalloy, criminal Investigator fo 1 the Arkansas State Police, immed lately began a search of Bmitheas Blyllievllle for the car. Confess Theft of AuU The car was rc|M>rted to have turn cd oft Main Street south on Frank lin. The officers combed , sotitl Franklin Street neighborhood an found the car abandoned after had become .mired on a dirt roa near the oil mill. The two youths . were spotte loitering near the oil mill and fie when they saw the' officers b'u were captured » few minutes late According to Deputy Short th two youths admitted stealing th car from its parking place Bloomlngton yesterday but denlc stcaliiiK Mrs. Lambert's purse. How ever, a S5 bill, and some smn change was found In possession r one of the youths at the time c their arrest. Officer Short said. Deputy Sheriff W. O. Bnrboi: said th.it when questioned th youths said they arrived In Blyttie vllle late yesterday nnd spent las night In the car here. They wer said to have becti enroute to Texa 'I'he youths will be held here pent ing further Investigation on th purse snatching charge and a chec on the automobile. Mrs. Caraway Remains In Serious Condition WASHINGTON, Jan. 24—(/!•)— The condition of Mrs. Hattje W. Caraway, 7!, former U. S Senator from Arkansas who is seriously ill, was reported unchanged today at George Washington University Hospital. 3ho suffered a stroke of paralysis last week. Officers Seefc Missing Btytheyille Youth, 17 City and county officers today ucrc looking for Murelec Robinson, 17, who has been missing from his home here since Saturday. A friend of the youth's family said this morning Murelec was last seen at Hotel Noble, where he was an elevator operator, Saturday morning. He was described as being about five feet, six inches tall, of slender build, and having dark curly hair and a ruddy complexion. At the time he disappeared, he was wearing a light tan suit and a white shirt. He is the son of Mrs. Lynn Sartaln, 330 North Broadway. Crublclc laid off 500 and said the te total may reach l.OOo by the end the week If the coal shortage nitinues. At the same time, a General lotors s]»kesman said his firm has jcn notified by steel companies iat they may have to shut down ils week for lack of coal. He dtd ot Identify the steel companies. H. R. Boyer, director of OM's lotors' production engineering see- on, said the giant automobile cor- loratlon would have to shut down i 30 days If the steel supply Ls cut ff. Youngstown sheet and Tube Coin- any also made plans to cut back reduction at Its Brier Hill Works i Yomigstown, O. No figures were Ivcn on the number of workers hat will be affected. Die-hard miners in nix states imly cliinc to the UMW tradition of "No contract, No work." They turned deaf ears to the pleas of John U Lewli and hU field lirulcnanls t» work without a contract. Waslern Pennsylviiila led th« ilrllte parade with 33,500 of its 0,000 soft coal diggers refusing to dig coal. The count In other states ihowed: West Vlrglnl* 12,000, Ohio 9,000, Alabama 6,500, Tennessee" 200. Ken- ucky l.gOO. No break appeared In the Penn- lylvania miners' resistance. But hers were Indications that neighboring West Virginias' digger* soon abandon their no-work policy. Joe L. Scdrtch, president of the Grant Town, (W. Va.) local, called meeting for Thursday at 1 p.m. <BST) "to get tilings straightened out." Many UMW did vote to return to the pita but pickets changed their minds for them. Pickets' Suggntlora Heeded i,Seven Eaatem'Ohlo.local* decided they'd work. The workers backed out, however, when roving bands of pickets met them at the mine entrance* and suggested: "We don't think you ought to.go back to work." . . '-. Adolph Paclffco, head of 'UMW District 8 in Columbus, blamed.the pickets on the coal operators. .He declared: "Tlie newspapers carried a statement last month that the coal operators would force a strike If no contract was signed by the first of the year. It looks to me like the operators might be back of the pickets." Actually less than one-sixth of the UMW's 475,000 hard and soft coal miners are Idle. But the Ml* miners are In key spots where production losses hurt the most. They mostly work for steel company owned pits whose production Ls used, to keep steel-making furnaces going. Highway 18 Still Closed At Big Lake Consistent falls In the level water in Big Lake conlinued to 1> reported Unlay as the threat serious floods along the Mlsslsslp River also cased. A gauge reading of 16.7 at B Lake was rciwrted this morning b C. G. Redman, secretary of Drain age District 17. nils Is a fall < •17-hundredths of a foot In the pa 24 hours. Water inundating the approach , — _ to Big Lake bridge on Highway 18 | David Fowler, Muskogee, Okla., rickets CItrd Tor Contempt FORT SMITH, Ark., Jan. 24. ( Contempt of court charges were Issued against 25 Johnson County miners in Chancery Court here today. The citations Issued by Chancellor C. M. Wofford charge the men with violation of an Injunction against picketing of a Utah Construction Company coal mine near Ozark, Ark. The injunction. Issued by Chancellor Wofford last week, named was reported low enough this rnorn- Ing to permit cars to cross but the road remained closed. It was being kept closed white Highway Department maintenance crews checked the roadway for damage. It had not been determined by late this morning whether the China's Economic Picture Blackest in History Millions Facing Starvation Before Next Harvest, Veteran AP Newsman Says After Visit By Wayne Richardson ABOARD PLYING ARROW EN ROUTE TO KOBE, Japan, Jan. 24 —W)— Communist North China faces Ihe blackest economic picture in the history of China. Millions' will starve to death before next year's crops are harvested People even now arc reduced to eating herbs and leaves. This black picture of chaos and famine was given me during the four days I spent on Shantung Peninsula while the Flying Arrow cargo at Tslngtao, once of the American Asiatic unloaded the base Fleet. My Informant wns a well inform- e<j source. His name can not be used. . "Poor crops tn Shantung fone of China's richest agricultural areas) will make Impossible any surplus for export," my Informant »»w- "CoriseiiuenUy many millions of the people will starve before next! year's harvest, despite anything the Communist government could do even If It was willing. Even now In various areas people are eating herbs and leaves. Administration Pktire k Weak "Tlie administration picture is absolutely a mess. Because ot lack of trained personnel and Communist reluctance to utilize available experienced professional men. "The average Shantungese thinks even less of the Reds than he did ot the Kuomtntang (Chiang Kai- Shek's Nationalist Party) but will remain apathetic. Consequently, by resorting to gestapo methods, there appears no reason to believe the armed Communists cannot maintain effective control." My Informant said there WM no more behind the Communist money than was behind Kuomlntang cur- rencjr. "That Is Thy their exchange Is going to hell," he said bitterly. (The exchange rate In Tslngtao was 21,000 Communist dollars to H.> "The Kuomintang through sheer corruption and robbery of the people by their financial measures lost any remaining prestige they might have had In Shantung," he safd. "Having lost to the Reds politically their (the Kuomintong's) military defeat was a forgone conclusion. Such American military alti, which was considerable, as was rendered the Nationalist military authorities In Shantung directly or Indirectly might just as well have been given the Reds dlreclly." T» Kin All Private Trade He said the Communists present policy of Uxatkm Indicates they Intend to drive out ill private business trade. "D» tolunt ot butUMw b not used as « basis for taxation but rather each guild Is assessed so nuch to b* prorated among members," he said. "Many firms, foreign and Chinese, already have closed or applied for permission to close," he said. This man said that since last year's withdrawal of U. S. Marines from Tsingtao the people would welcome back the Japanese lo reestablish law and order and reasonable taxation. "Despite the publicity given in the Communtst controlled pr<ss concerning friendship with Russia and the formation In Tslngtao of a branch of the Slno-Soviet Friendship Society, the average Soviet citizen is accorded no better treatment than any other foreigner," he said. AH U. S. government property in Tslngtao h»s been taken over by UM Reds. water had resulted In damage the bridge approaches. to The Highway Department's District 10 Maintenance Headquarters In Parngould said this morning that at present there was no way to tell how long Highway 18 would remain closed. Mr. Redman said that water In Little River ditches at Kennett, Mo., had fallen to a point where H was not considered necessary to send further gauge readings to Blytheville. Meanwhile, the 12.000 residents of the Birds Point-New Madrid floodway near Charleston, Mo., awaited word from Army Engineers before returning to their homes. Most of them fled their homes last week after the Army warned it might bo necessary to flood the area to ease the pressure on Cairo, 111., and other cities along the Mississippi. Although the Army has Indicated It would not be necessary to flood the area, no formal notice has been given. By noon today, the number of calls In Mississippi County for assistance from the R«d Cross had Increased to 45. This was an increase of nine appeals during the past 24 hours. Of these, of 3« have qualified for lot.il actual assistance, the Red Cross chapter office in Blythevllle said. Soybeans Open High Low Close 230 S3114 229!i 231VI 22614 227"* 225 »i 227 H 227U 2i3-i 231U 233U Mar May July president of District 31, United Mine Workers, and 20 officers and members of the union. It forbids picketing or harrassing of either officials of the Utah Construction Company or Its employes. One of the citations Issued today (.barges 22 miners with picketing a shale pit from which Utail was obtaining shale through a sub-contractor and the other charges three men with threatening a Utah em- ploye at Altus, Ark!, Sunday. Utah recently opened a new strip coal mine rear Ozark, Ark., described as one of the largest operations of Us kind. The company announced it would pay the union scale and other benefits, but operate on an open shop basis. When United Mine Workers pickets virtually halted operations by clogging roads leading to the mine. Utah asked the chancery court to halt picketing by Injunction. Judge Wofford granted a temporary Injunction Dec. 31 and last week made it permanent. New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: AT&T 148 1-2 Anaconda Copper 29 1-2 Beth Steel 325-3 Chrysler 64 1-2 Gen Electric 42 t-4 Gen Motors . 72 3-3 Montgomery Ward 5G 1-4 N Y Central 123-8 Inl Han-ester 273-8 National Distillers 23 Republic Steel 24 1-a Radio 13 1-3 Socony Vacuum 16 1-4 Studebnker 26 Standard of N J 66 5-8 Texas Corp 59 7-» J C Penney 56 1-4 U s Skel 28 1-J Scars JJ ,,.. <4JJ _... Mi . v ,. WJ ,.,, U 3-«

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