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N VOL. XLV—NO. 262 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS : _ THE DOMINANT KKWSPAPKK Or MOBTHgA3T AMCAKSAB AMD BOOTHEAOT MISSOURI Blytbevllle Courier lytbevlUc Herald Mississippi Valley Wallace Defends War-Time Roles; Answers Accuser Former Official Says' | , He Had Nothing to Do j$. With Uranium Exports By Karl Riumian WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 on— Menry A. Wallace said today lie Viad "absolutely nothing to do \vith" wartime uranlutn shipments to RUSSIA. Wallace, wartime vice president, testified before the Hume Un- American Activities Committee. He a-skeri to be heard after Ratlin Co mm en ta tor Pulton Lewis, Jr., said In a broadcast last month that Wallace '.lelped ihe Russians get supplies of atomic materials. Uranium is used in making the A-bomb. In a statement, Wallace told the committee he did not even know the Russians were asking licenses for (he .shipments. He added: "I did know that Icnrt-lense recommended, after consulting with the Manhattan District, that they be issued, and the agency which I headed, the Bureau of Economic Warfare, had no discretionary authority with respect to them." The Manhattan District- was the Army's name for the wartime atomic bomb project. The Board of Economic Warfare (HEW), which Wallace headed, had control over exports and imports of war-vital materials. The House committee has received testimony that several shipments of tiianmrn compounds were sent from tlfe United States to Russia during the war. fr| Wallace Ilcfemls Kccurd ^ Wallace said the testimony before the committee had raised two basic questions concerning him: (I) "It is strongly implied, if it i* not actually said, that I was responsible for the licensing of uranium and heavy water for Rtis- sia in 19-13; and (2) as a wartime vice president, I could not be trusted Tilth certain confidential information regarding the atom bomb." Wallace said it is "not for me to pass judgment upon rny conduct, 1 ' bxit addtd: "I state unhesitatingly that I am proud of my. participating as vice president of the United States during the time when the war situation was most critical, and I am proud to have,.bjwn.aLSiSOCiated : pi'iM: the administration "whose policies were so effective in making available the essential uiEiteriaJs when they were most needed." Wallace's point No. '2 was a reference to testimony from Lt Gen. Leslie R. Groves, retired, that he did not show Wallace certain wartime ..reports on the A-bomb project. <|PGroves r scCio* OIR Manhattan project. Hr & to &L .ccalled later on for further testimony. Shows Interest in Parly Wallace said he had been "attacked" before the committee and "wit h ev en m ore violence in certain n&swpapers and by certain radio commentators." He added that he felt that it was "not so much an attack on me as it is upon the Democratic Party and upon President Roosevelt." Wallace said the subject of uranium shipments to Russia was never discussed at any meeting of thc Board of Economic Warfare which he attended. "The most important point to remember, however, is that shipments to Russia were not the responsibility of BEW. But the responsibility oE the lend-lease administration, which in 19-13 was under the direction of E. R. Stettinius, Jr," He told the committee BEW's responsibility was limited to approving or denying applications for materials "in accordance with the recommendation of the lcnd-lea.se administration." "Moreover," Wallace continued, ^,he licenses for uranium oxide and ^."nnium nitarte ore faid lo have been issued in March nnd April, 1943, 1 waiit lo point out that I personally was in tat in America from Mnrch 16. 1913, until April 25 BLYTIIEVILLE, ARKANSAS. THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 19 SO Gosnell School Gets $1,200 in Power Refunds Oosnell's school district received $1,200 from Arkansas Missouri Pow- cr Company customers living within the district who turned their le- funds from the company over to the school. Superintendent p. E, Lucius said the report indicated that approximately 80 per cent of those contacted responded by assigning their refunds to the schools. The money will go for new restrooms and showers for the gvmna- sium and rcstrooms for the'grade school. "The money was made available largely through the efforts of the missionary .societies of the Baptist and .Methodist chinches of c>i»snell. We are indeed grateful to them," Mr. Lucius stated. Chinese Forces Trapped by Reds Nationalists' 26th Army is Interned In Indochina TAIPEI. Jan. 26—MV-Tlic Chinese Nationalist defense ministry reported today its 2Gth Army had fled across the border from Yun- nan Province Into Indochina and presumably had been interned. The 26th was under (lie command of oen yu Cheng-Wan who is on the island of Hainan, off the south coast of China. (An official Central News Agency dispatch, picked up by the Associated Press in San Francisco, said communist forces under Gen. Lin Plao, had crossed into Indochina and v.-ere supplying Viat-Namrwci forces under Red Leader Ho Chih- Minh with arms and ammunition. The Central News Agency said its sources were frontier reports received by military sources in Taipei. (The central News Agency said French authorities in Indochina might not be aware of the Red crossing because the border was in the hands of guerrillas^ Tlie defense ministry said that 10 Nationalist generals were among internees in Indochina. They Included Gen Huang Chicn, governor of Hunan Province. . A cabinet spokesman disclosed tjlft JftP™ Hw;n «»• officially of the' Nationalist' government' 'and their dependents were trapped In Kunming by a revolt in the Yunnan 'capital during December. J : The Nationalist officials had been shuttled from West China. They were awaiting passage out of Kun- ming when thc revolt broke. Among them were 280 officials and- their families of the defense ministry; ' Nationalists here were buoyed by continuing reports or aerial blows against the Communist mainland and the hope of more American economic aid. Berlin Traffic Restrictions Cause Concern NEW YORK. Jan. 26. W)—John J. McCloy. American high commissioner lor Germany, is reported today lo believe that the increasing Russian restrictions on Berlin truffle mark the beginning ot a creeping blockade. A source familiar with McCloy's views said the high commissioner believes the new restrictions are a form of continuous arm-twisting designed to try 'to keep Ihe western sector from becoming too prosiicrous It was said that McCloy did not believe the Russians would reim- pose the Berlin blockade in- Ihc ^illle form as lasl year but that they would try some new tactics along the same line. McCloy has been in the U.S. for consultation with thc American government. McCln.v was understood lo feel , .. ,i fhal. the concept of a unified West- of that year. In any event, I knew | ern Europe had the firm support nothing about the nuance of the of Chancellor Adenauer and most licenses or thc .shipments until the of the people in the Western matter wax stirred up in the presses in 19-16." Wallace recalled that Groves us- lificd he showed Wallace an atomic re|»rt in August, 1943—but did not show him later report. "The implication was clear that. in his opinion, I was not to be trusted -with atomic information/' Wallace said. Wallace said it was true that Groves brought him no other reports. He added: "There was no should." reason why he ;JE ven Parliament Isn't in on Deep Secret in Britain LONDON, Jan. 26. MV- Britain's defense ministry Is spending nearly 60,000.000 pounds ($168,000.000) on a top secret arms project which It ' won't talk about even to Parliament Testimony before the House of Common's all-party committee on estimates (cost-O, made public to™y, disclosed that ministry officials would not even say whether • the ministry of supply— which handles Britain's atomic research— was Involved. He was reported also to feel that 'he great body of German opinion would support some transfer of sovereignty in order to make the idea ot Western Europe work. Soviet propaganda aimed at thc Western zones is reported to be increasing in quality and quantity. The Communists are salrt to be piny- ing up Red successes in China and making a great play on trade with the Fur Bast. Traffic Delays Protested BERLIN, Jan. 26. M'»— Thc Americans. British and French commanders In Berlin joined tonight new, vigorous protest to the Russians over thc hindrance of truck traffic between thc city and Western Germany. The decision to send a sharp note to the Soviet. 1 ; was reached after a three-hour special meeting of thc Western Kommiindatura A previous protest has been Ignored until now. The action came as thc Russian guards on the Helmstedt border appeared to be tightening a "baby blockade ' to the point where only on,! truck was being passed through every fifteen minutes. An American army truck convoy crossed early today without difficulty. but nearly 400 German trucks were cmioht In the Jam which began five days ^go. SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS India's Millions Gain Freedom With Dr. Prasad's Inauguration By (he AuocUlrd PTTM the rln cue end ot =ratic re],ub]Ic. DOlhi rH ^ a I)rcsidellt a '«' • »°w constitution today, marking old strangle lor freedom. "^ consllluUon was rw«taimed making India a sovereign demo- ,.., Cniim,, n r M i '" clutled the installation of president Rajendra Prasad. He i a n follower of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the spiritual leader against British domi- was a nation of India. Dr. Prasad is India's first president. He replaces,'as titular head of the state, the governor gcneVal who wns theoretically the British kill's representative In India. This strong link with the British crown was >roken today. But India remains i member of the British common- vralth of nations which is a voluntary association 'of nations with '•TvJng forms of government. While a 31-Bim ceremonial snl- llte Imi.jm-il in New Delhi, gunfire nf another sort rani; onl in Bombay, police fired nine shots (o disperse a Cnmmunisl demonstration, right police anil a girl onlooker u-crc injured by the mob and several entered hospitals for Irealment of build wounds Another newly-born republic — the United Stales of Indonesia — was having internal troubles today. In the heart of the capital, Jakarta, Indonesian government troops fought a daylight gun battle with a bane! of desc'rters. Seven persons weie killed and a number of others injured in the sudden flareup. Thc fighting followed a raid last Monday by followers of Hie renegade Dutchman H. p. p. (Turk) Westeriing who bus recruited a private army in West Java and has demanded recognition by the Indonesian authorities. Premier Is Arrested The Indonesian government announced the arrest of the premier of the Wc.st Java state and two others on suspicion they \ver-> involved ill the raid led by Westeriing. West Java is one of 10 states making up the federal union of Indonesia. Chinese language newspapers said Westeiling bragged a few days ago he hati 6.000 of his guerrillas inside Jakarta. They arc made up mostly of Indonesian deserters from the Dutch army. The Dutch high commissioner yesterday said the band "hart no support whatsoever from forces under the Dutch cr.ni manu.'' At Belmsledl, Germany, Soviet checkpoint for roart and rail traffic moving from east in vest zones, . 100 German trucks are sl.tlleil in *'a fivc-day»Russian' .."baby blocks ailc." An^ American arniy ' of 40 trucks was given clearance^ The Russians are halting „,„ slowing traffic, it is believed lo phi thc leakage of scrap metal and 'dismantled industrial equipment and other forbitlden items to Wcfleni Germany. Another reason givn is that the Russians want to discourage truck shipments in favor of 'he railways which they control and which would give added west mark revenue. In Paris, cabinet, ministers of eight Western European nations met to consider n U.S. plan of eqt m i- izing trade between creditor and debtor nations of the Marshall i>lr,n group. The U.S. has proposed former Belgian Paul Henri-Spaak head the organization for European Economic Cooperation (OEEC) in an effort to break down historic trade barriers slowing Europe's economic advancement. In Tokyo, General Douglas MacArthur, supreme Allied occupation commander, celebrated his 10th birthday. He appeared physically well and mcnUilly tough as he greeted ti long line of well wishers. Sen. Wiley fR-Wis) asked the U.S. Senate yesterday to call MacArthur home lo the United States to tell the people "true situation the explosive Par East." convoy speedy and g in 300 Attend City Betterment Clinic Series in Osceofo Osceola's second series of Community Development Clinics ended last night after two days of meetings whu'h were attended by a total of more than 300 persons. All turned in suggestion carrt-, listing several Ideas for community development projects, Charles Jolliff. secretary-manager of the Osceola Chamber of Commerce said. 1. J. Steed, of the Arkansas Resources and Development Commission, who conducted the clinic sessions, ha? taken these cards to Little Rock, where the susgestions will be compiled In report form. Mr. Jolliff said Mr. Slced expected lo finish compiling Ihe suggestions In about 10 days. Eight clinics were' held In thc past two days. New York Stocks Quotations: 1:30 p.m. AT&T Amer Tobacco .'.'. Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler _____ .. . Coca Cola Gen Electric .'.'.'.'. Gen Motors Montgomery Ward Int Central Harvester National Distillers Republic Steel Rwio -.'.'.'.'.'.'. Socony Vacuum Studebaker Standard of N j ..... '. Texas Corp ........ J C Penney U S Steel .....I.,.. US 1-2 74 29 32 63 1-2 160 42 1-4 72 65 312 1-8 2G 7-8 22 7-8 24 1-3 13 1-8 16 1-4 23 3-4 66 3-8 5!) 3-4 56 3-4 27 7-8 GOP Blasts Ackeson For Loyalty to Hiss By £dwln B. Hukinson WASHINGTON, Jan. 26. Wj-Secrclary of stale Acheson's suddenly famous statement that "I do not intend lo turn my tack on Alger Hiss" stirred Republican wrath tortny. A number of those who have teen arguing Unit the Roosevelt-Truman administrations have been "soft." toward communism prepared to follow the lead of Senator Muntit (R-SD). ' * Munclt directed a three-horn- attack on Fliss. Aclieson and the administration foreign policies late yesterday In thc Senate. Of Aclieson's statement that he wouldn't turn his back on Hiss— an old friend and State Department associate who has been convicted of perjury In a trim that linked lilin with Communists—Mundt had tills to say: "The Important thing is not the manner in which Dean Achcson pel-mils Hiss to Influence the po- Acreage Filing Deadline Is Set Requests by Farmers Without Cotton History Required by Feb. 28 Mississippi County farmers who Have no cotton history on their crop land but plan to plant cotton In 1950 must request acreage allotments before Feb. 28. Announcement, of the filing deadline was made today by Floyd C. Crouch, senior field assistant lor Production and Marketing nd- ~~' ' Mississippi County. the ministration h Mr. crouch said 58 farms In Nortli Mississippi County were known to have no cotton history, but it was not known If Ihcse farmers were planning to plant cotton in 1050. He indicated that not more than three or four ol trese farms contained more than 100 acres, however. It was explained that the farms with no cotton history had been considered in making allotments and that a part of the approximately 228,000 acres lo be available for cotton in this county next hid been placed In reserve to take care of such requests. In connection with the request.'! for cotton acreage allotments and the February 28 deadline, he added that corn allotments on farms with no corn history were to be made in ft similar manner- Mr. Crouch Indicated that fewer farmers would be Interested In requests for corn acreage .allotment even though between 60,000 and 70,000 acres are put In corn In Mississippi County each year. It has been determined how-much the com acreage will be cut in the county this year. Requests for the corn acreage must be made at the Production and Marketing administration offices in Blythcville or Osceola.. Bell and CIO Bandy Words Over Wages ST. LOUIS, Jan. 26—<.<?>— Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., and Joseph A. Beirnc. president of the CIO Communications Workers of America, engaged in a long distance press and radio scrap la.it night. In Cincinnati, Bcirne called the Bell System "an un-American bolt which his union intends to stamp out. Tile man who earlier announced plans for a nationwide telephone strike next month termed the parent American Telephone and Telegraph Co. and Its affiliates "a ruthless, capricious lot of high- binders" who have refused to bargain in good faith. In St. Louts, Southwcsterr issued a statement to the Bell press his sug- tclcphone declaring that Beirne's charge. 1 ! "are just as Irresponsible as gcstion about Jamming lines In event o[ a strike. The statement said that telephone workers' wages and working conditions compare favorably with those In other jobs requiring simila skills, and added: "In a period of stabetizing wages and declining living costs there no justification for agreeing to premium wages which the telephone-using public would have to pay." Division JO of Ihe Communications Workers of America has indicated ILs 50.000 employes in six states may strike against Southwestern Bell any time after Fcb 1 President Postpones Conference to Attend Wedding in Washington WASHINGTON, Jan. 26-W/-A wedding today Inlcrfcrred with the schedule of White House news conferences. A conference usually us held each Thursday. President Truman .'hilled this week's to tomorrow, so that newspapermen could attend the wedding of Dnicie Snyder, daughter of Secretary of thc Treasury snydcr this afternoon sitlon of his back—the thing that Americans would like to know ij, :iow far Dean Acheson has permitted Hiss to Influence his mind " McCarthy Is Crlllcal Senator McCarthy (a - vyls) wanted lo know whether Achcson's statement "might be an indication that the secretary of slate Is also telling the world that he will no turn his bnck on any of Ihe other Communists in the State Department." There were some Informal expressions of admiration for Acheson on Capllol Hill, based on Ihe theme of personal loyalty, but there was no apparent rush to his side. One Democrat, Rep. OToole of Brooklyn, criticized the Slate Department chief. o'Toole told , reporter: "If Secretary of State Acheson has been quoted correctly, I feel that he has done the greatest dis- ser.goe to due process br law r the democratic way of life that has ever been done by any high American public servant." Acheson's remark, at n news conference, came within a few hours of the sentencing of Hiss to fivt years on conviction of lying h: swearing that he never passed any secret State Department documents to an agent for the Communist underground. Hiss _ maintained innocence and pledged he would vindicate himself. Speaks With Kniollon The secretary of state, with some emotion, told reporters: "I should like to make It clcur lo you that whatever the outcome of any appeal which Mr. Hiss or his lawyers make take in this case I do not intend to turn my back on Alger Hiss. "I think every person who has lias server upor known Alger Hiss with him at any time has his conscience Ihe very serious Insk of deciding what Vils attitude Is and what his conduct should he. Acheson said it was clear to him what his own stand should be. Hc referred reporters to thc Bible to the words ol Christ relating how righteous people fed the hungry, gave drink lo Die thirsty, took in the stranger, clothed the nakcc and visited the prisoner. The Biblical passage he cllcc ends: "Inasmuch as you have done it nnlo one of the least or these my brother, ye have done it unto me." Mundl ' nlso criticized Suprcmi- Couit Justice Felix Frankfurter for testifying in behalf of Hiss at the first trial, which ended with hung jury. He said Frankfurter had "dragged (lie hallowed robes of the Supreme Court into a criminal cour as a character witness for a mar now convlcled of perjury." U.S. Ambassador Calls On Tito in Belgrade BELGRADE, Yugoslavia. Jan. 21! <iP> — Premier Marshal Tito am Amcr.rnn Ambassador George V Allen talked over Yugoslav-Unite States affairs today in an atmo sphere — as Allen reported later — "marked by friendliness and frank ness on both sides." Tito received the new Americai ambassador six days after Allen' arrival here and less than 24 hour after he formally presented hts ere dentlals. New York Cotton March May .. July .. Oct. .. Dec. ., Open Hhrri 3130 3135 ....3132 3132 3075 3080 5887 2BM 2872 2883 1:3(1 312. 313 306C 2881 2RM 2612 2i 3127 3126 3071 Soybe Mar May -Mr. Truman plans to attend also, i July ans Open High Low 231 232 230»l 227»i 228^1 227'i Close 232 228 Jnion Answers teel Executive )n Price Boosts Spokesman for CIO Insists Price Hike Lacks Justification By Arthur Kdson WASHINGTON, Jan. W. (IP)— The ilO Stcclvrorkcrs Union said toda> ccent steel price Increases were aused hy an Industry "public he mngcrt altitude" and not by higher nbor costs. Some top steel executives suit csterrtuy (hat even witli lasl nonth's $4 n ion general Increase irices arc loo low for Ihc futuri icaltli of thc Industry. But thc inlon said Ihe boost was "unwar- nntcd" and "Indefensible." Otis Brubaker of Pittsburgh, re- earch director and spokesman for he union that claims 1,000,000 inein- x:rs, satil the price rise was "far li •xcess of nny demonstrable cost In- Tcnsos." Brubaker's statement—05 stalls Ic-ladcn pages—wus prepared foi Icllvery before Iho Senate-House Economic Committee, which huh jccn looking Inlo (he price boosts Until loday, thc committee lm< leard only from the heads of Ihc lecl companies. Without exceplloi hey cited higher costs, especial!] he new pension nnd Insurance pro :rnins thc stcelworkers got iiftci heir strike last fall. These programs arc to be finance! entirely by Ihc steel companies. Four ol Ihese firms—inland steel National Slccl, Jones and Lauiih in and Allegheny I.udhun—nici statements willi the Senate Rroui expressing the view that prices fo heir products slill arc not higl enough. President, Cliircncc 11. Randall o nland Slecl commented that Con Brass "obviously cannot on one ham isk us to risk new capital (for >auslon) and on the olhcr deny u lie earnings by which such caplln can be atlracted." Ernest T. Weir, chairman of th National Steel Corp., added Urn 'steel profits have been moderate l.almr TJr»s of "Whipping Boy" Kate But Brubaker insisted llmt th Industry Is seeking "outrageonsl uglier profits." He said that Ih pension and insurance programs could have been handled witliou iny.lncrense In prices, and declared "We•-•ire 1 lired of being a publl whtpphig boy f 0r u,^ i m | us t, ly .. Here arc sonic of ihe main poin ui Biubaker's argument: 1. The Increase, generally lislc< U $4 n ton, actually was more Ilia that of a mnjorUy of [lie Hems sold 2. Stcclmaklng cosh have do dined since the middle of 1048 Bin Mker said the imlllsliy was savin $400,000.000 a year on scran am anoliicr $80,000,000 on fuel oi'l am non-ferrous mclals. 3. The Industry has mode "whnl ly specious attempts" to blame 11 inion for Hie rise in prices. *• "The slcel Industry Is unwlll ug lo absorb, or even Iry to absorb costs as long as the market for sic will permit n price Increase." All this, of course. Is ilircclly con Irary to what Ihe sled companlc lib-Freezing Temperatures Are Predicted to m!nHh o mind the committee that, for mi or the larger companies, the pen sums do not become effective tint March 1, He said the union "disclaims n According lo Drubakcrt calcula -ions, lu Uic pust five years "I possible lo Identify seven clcarlv de n.ied price increases" in steel Usually," hc S!lj(l .. [h • has been two price Increases fo each wage Increase-one price In use before the wage increase SHII.and Young To Dispiay 1950 Lincoln Friday The 1950 Lincoln will B o on dls Play in Blythevillc tomorrow In th showrooms of stil! and Yotin Motor Co., 101 v/e.st Walnut Lincoln Cosmopolitan fonr-doo snort sedan will be on display In announcing the new Uncoil !hc Lincoln-Mercury Division n ford Motor Co.. said Lhe 1950 lin features 150 changes In styling „„ mechanical Improvements LITTLE ROCK, Jail. 26. (IF) — tab-freezing temperatures slapped s'orthwcst Arkansas today as rain ml Blcet moved down from the .lidwest. In Harrison, which recorded liimy 70-degrees yesterday, the nercury fell to 28 degrees today, -'ayettcville reported 21 degrees with •a!n falling. In Utlle Rock thc temiwratiire losc-dlvcd to 41 decrees. The tem- lerature broke all records for Jan- lary here yesterday when 83 degrees was recorded, The Weather Bureau In Little liork forecast a continued drop ii ciuperaUnfs across the stale todaj with rain and freezing rain for the lorthcast, south, and western por- .ions. Slate Police and the. state hlgh- vay department 1 ; 'verc keeping ; close watch on highways in sections where sleet and heavy rains arc falling. They reported all highways allll open this morning. New Effort Made o Bring Peace n Coal industry Operators Appeal To Lewis to Give Idle Men a Break PITTSBURGH, Jan. 26. — Al')— -The soft coal industry ocky renewed its offer to ohn L. Lewis to negotiate a ow contract. The operators said the oE- cr was made because "em- )loycs are being deprived of Trade Barriers' Removal is Urged Ministers of Eight European Nations Confer in Paris PAins, Jim. 26— M>| _CaMnc ministers or elfjlit Western Europeai countries met today to try to brca down historic trade barrlcrx hum perlng their economics. United States pressure brough Ilium together to discuss selling in » European financial clearing hous which would Integrate mutual tnid. under thc Marshall Plan. Also jilRh on the agenda Is th proposed appointment ot forme Uclglnn Premier Paul-Henri Spaa to head the Orgnnlznlton for Euro pean Economic Cooperation (OEEC) President Truman nnd Secretary o Stale Dean Achc.son linvc ojicnl urged Spank's appointment, to sue! a jiast. Marshall plan Administrator P:n G. Hoffman was at today's mcctln of the OEEC coiiMilntlvc group, mad up of British Economic Head s Stafford Crlpps anil ministers tra Franco,-y Belgium, Hollr,vf!, -.It'nl •Portugal, fforway and Greece.' 1 ' Hrltnln, Portugal and the Scum! anavian countries have oppose creation of what thoy call tho "sup crnmn" post proixxscd for Spaa: The OEEC Is now run by a rulln body composed of one cabinet mill istcr from each of the 18 Europea areas In the Marshall Plan, with veto for each one. But the European clearing hous system has been accepted in prin ciple by nil Marshall Plan member The plan, sugBestcd by the U. S alms at equalizing trade betwee creditor and debtor nations, would work like n bank instead directly with each other. All models will he available this year with hydramatlc transmi^-ion and the 152-horscpoivcr, eight-cylinder V-lype engine. The front grille and fenders have been rc-slylcd. Eight new exterior colors, plus maroon and black, and scven two-tone combinations are available this year. To provide quieter riding, fiberglass soundproofing Insulation has been added in the new models both a.5 a roof pad nnd behind the dashboard to reduce engine noise. Fresh air lubes have hren moved from the engine compartment to thc wheel housings and thc supply of nir for ventilation nearly doubled. A larger healer blower Increases wium air volume by 30 per cent. Anti-Christian Forces to Fail, Bishop Asserts HOT SPRINGS. Alk.. Jan. 26. f/P —An auxiliary meeting here toda closed the T8th annual convcntto of tho Episcopal Diocese of Arkan sas. Diocesiin officers were elected a n business session yestertldy, an the Rt. Rev. R. ElKiul Mitche' bishop of Arkansas, delivered h annual address last night. The bishop reviewed progress the diocese in 1019 and prcdictc that 'the Russian cxptrlmcnt, ant Christian ns It Is, will have Its brl day and cm.sh. JuSt as It did Germany and Japan" because "ar Institution which Is antl-ChrlstIa is doomed." "History Is strewn with cvldrn of that fact," he added. He said Christ Is the man of tl year, thc man o! thc half cnntur liic man of all years and nil cen turics. The Rr-v. T. P. Devlin, pine Bluf nnd William A. fich, jr., Hi Springs, were rc-clcclcd iTIoccsn Mcrctnry and treasurer, rpspc-clivcl Elected to thc executive counc were: thc Rev. Clyde L. Jardln j Helena, Ihrce-year term; the Re N. O. Cotton March May .. July .. Oct. 223!, 2.4 223!i 223?, Dec. Open ..3115 ..3122 ..30G4 . .2876 ..2861 3118 3112 312,5 3117 3069 3060 2a8S 2",74 2875 2SC4 3118 3121 306.0 2W5 needed earnings" and acute shortage of coal" exists. The offer was made In a letter cut Lewis by the operators' nego- inllng committee of tho National Bituminous Coal Wage Conference. The industry said It sought a. contract based on the samo de- nands It listed In previous fruitless contract negotiations. They are: 1. That the contract run until 2. That no wage Increases bo 'ought. 3. Tliut the contract contain a no-strike pledge. 4. Thai It, eliminate the clause hat In thc past permitted miners o work only when "able and wiling." 5. That memorial strikes be banned. Royally payments would contlnua to be ao cents per ton. 88,000 miners fdlc About 88,000 miners In six states now are striking In dissatisfaction >vcr their failure to get a contract nncl work K normal five-day week. Lewis ordered a three-day week last summer In an effort to cut production and bolster his bargain- Ing position. The operators letter was prepared under Ihc leadership of president George H. Love of Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal Company. Love b chairman of thc negotiatuiK committee. Lewis' united Mine Workers havo listed these contract demands: A boost in the basic daily wage from $14.05 a day to $15; and a 15 cents a ton Increase in the payments operators make Into the ,VAW WlIiMSiiWl Pi'isi'/rt; fund. Almost the entire industry is solidly unified in rcsistence to those demands. Lewis lias signed up several small operators in Kentucky nnd other states. Tho tonnage represented by the so-called Kentucky agreements Is only a small fraction of the nation's total. Another Slight Fall Recorded At Big Lake Water at Big Ivike dropped an estimated three-tenths of n foot during the past 2-1 hours, according to C. G. ftcdman, secretary of Drainage District 17. Mr. Redman said thc gsiuge at nig Lake was broken so that an eyact measurement was not possible. Meanwhile, about four Inches of water remained over Highway 18 near Big Lake bridge but traffic continued to cross on a. one-way basis. Only the north side of the highway Is bclnj used because of shoulder damage on thc south side. Hain which bcgnn last nfg'at was measured at 55 of an inch at 1 a.m. today. From a high of 79 degrees yesterday, thc mercury dropped overnight to a low of 43 decrees. The Arkansas weather forecast calls (or freezing rain In Hie northeast section and "much colder" tonight. A low of 12 degrees was forecast for tonight. Last night's rnln brought to 10.35 inches Hie rainfall since Jan I. This Is about twice as much as the. normal mean rainfntl of 5.43 inches for Blythcville in Jamiary. Two Red Cross officials from ihe organization's disaster area office In Little Rock were in Blythcville yesterday on a visil of flood areas and were In Osceola today T| ley arc MKs Betty Kluckhohn and Mrs Annabel! McClcllan, who are advising on assistance payments. Davit! n. Collins, Marlannn, thru jears: the Rev. Paul n. Abbott, r Dorado, two years: Sam Phillli Purt Smith, our year; Fred J He ring, Little Rock, three years. Living Costs in U.S. Drop Fractional Point But Level Still is High WASHINGTON. Jan. 26. M>~ slight drop in the ccst of living w Indicated today in preliminary es timate.s of the Bureau of 1,'ibor Statistics for Ihc month ending Der. '5. . A small Increase had been re- [orded on Nov. 15 from thc October Index of 168.5 per cent of the 10351919 average cost ot living. The index. Is based on consumer prlce.s paid by moderate income families In urban communities. The November figure was IGR.6. two per cent higher than In November, 1048, and 2S.5 per cent higher than in .June 1916, when most price con- :rols were llticd. Thc November Index also was 11 per cent above Ihc level of prices Weather 2875 in August 1939, thc bureau reported. Arkansas forecast: Cloudy, occasional rain or freezing rain south and extreme east and freezing rain northeast, much colder tonight with lowest temperatures 12 extreme northeast to near 30 extreme south- cast. Friday partly- cloirdy and cold Missouri forecast: fair west and norlh. clearing southtiist tonight; colder east ami south, decidedly colder southeast: Friday fair, warmer northwest and extreme west; low tonight zero to S below extreme north to 10 south; high Friday 2j- 3o. Minimum this mornltifr—-13. Maximum yesterday—79. Sunset today—5:14. Sunrise tomorrow—7:02. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a m today—.55. Total since Jan. 1—10.38. Mean lemperatnro (midway between blgh and low)—61. Normiil mean for January—39,9. Tills n.ite l,ast Year Minimum this morning—31. Maximum yesterday—40. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this dale —6..1Z.

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