The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 27, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 27, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 263 BlythCTlll* Ely the? UJ* Courier Blyth«»lU* Hcnld Mississippi Operators Agree To Meet Lewis Next Wednesday Conference Hour jjf Is Set to Follow Hearing in Court WASHINGTON, Jan. 27.— (AP)—Northern and Western soft coal operators today agreed to talk with John L. Lewis about a mining contract next Wednesday but suggested 2 p.m. RS the hour. Lewis had proposed renewal of contract negotialions next Wednesday at 10 a-m. — the same hour when tlie United Mine Workers are due in court to ans- *Pr a petition of general counsel Robert X. Denbam of- the national labor relations board. Dcnham contends that Lewis has not been bargaining In good faith f and has asked the court to order an end to production-stopping tactics on grounds they are "unfair" labor practices. Frank Amos, chairman of the North-West negotiating committee, wired Lewis of his acceptance of the proposal for talks Wednesday without qualification except to change the' hour of the proposed session. At the Capitol, meantime, the Senate Labor Committee pigeon-holed, a resolution by eight Republican senators asking the President Truman Invoke tho Taft- Hartley act to restore full coal production, A motion to postpone action in- 'efinitely was approved 6-5. jtenator Aiken (R-Vt), who was the losing side, said the decision amounted to killing the resolution. But Senator Elbert D. Thomas (D-Utah), the committee chairman, »nd Humphrey ID-Minn) disagreed They said It did not necessarily mean there would be no action at some time In the future. The motion to postpone action Indefinitely was ordered by Humphrey as a substitute to a motion by Senator. Donnell (R-Mo) that the committee approve the resolution. ;; Humphrey argued that action •hould be deferred Because '"nego- 'tlations are underway" looking toward a settlement of the coal dis- •3(. ^Maneuvers 'fo»f»rf.tiiS 'possibility ..lire underway.^Theiri'resulfct.may ib« to'gel soft-cp«l-'workers','-back \JoVwork, at least : p»rt' time, 'and perhaps help John LV Lewis; In>his legal compile a lions; 1 _.' • ' Power Refund Assignments Reac/i$22,000 Arkansas-Missouri Power Comply officials reported yesterday that about »22,000 In refunds have been assigned to the Blylheville School District by Ark-Mo customers. Earlier this week, School Super- itendent W. B. 'Nicholson said students had completed their pob of ontacting customers to give them opportunity to assign refunds Three Typhoid Pever Coses Are Reported Three cases of typhoid fever, and possibly a fourth which may have caused the death of six-year-old Barbara Ann Ward, have been reported to authorities at the North Mississippi County Health Unit. The victims are three-year-old Olenndeen Ward; eight - year -old Charles Ward; and three-year-old Beverly Morelock, a cousin of the Ward children. Charles was dismissed yesterday from Walls Hospital and Beverly was moved from Walls Hospital to- da._y to the isolation . ward of the University Hospital at Little Rock where the third child, Glenndecn, !« « patient. She has been there since last Saturday. The condition of Beverly was considered critical when she was admitted to the Walls Hospital over a week ago. Mrs. Annabel Fill, North Mississippi Counly Heallh Nurse, said today all children not having had typhoid shots should report to the € calth Units in Osceola of Blythc- lle Saturday morning or Monday T the. shoti. A series of three are required unless shots were received last year, in which event only one is required. The lour children were living in the same house on South Highway 81 at the time they became ill. but have since been placed In losler homes by the Child Welfare Department because of home conditions. One child, Lucy Ward. II, has escaped being stricken with typhoid to date. The mother of the Morelock child .died about three weeks ago She and her daughter were said to have b«n visiting her sister, Mrs. Geralrt- Ine Ward, at the time ol her death. Weather Arkansas Cloudy lo "*cv*ai. uiouny I- partly cloudy this alternoon and to light. i Missouri forecast: Falr lom g ht md Saturday; warmer west and north tonight and entire state Saturday;- low tonight 15 northeast elsewhere 20-25: high Saturday 41 northeast to 55 southwest Minimum this morning—29. Maximum yesterday— \\ Sunset today—5:25. Sunrise tomorrow—7:05. Precipitation 2< hours to 7 ».rn today—.90. ' ' Total since Jan. 1—11.26. Mean temperature (mldw»y between high and low)—365. Normal mean for January— 3»a ThH DaUs l.»st Year Minimum this morning—3S. Maximum yesterday—II. Precipitation Jan. 1 lo this date THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT NORTHEAST ARKANSAS ASP BOPTOEAST BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, Fill DAY, JANUARY 27, 1950 MISSOURI th to the schools and the total stood at around $21,000. However, Mr. Nicholson Indicated at the time that more was expected. Some local businesses and industries were awaiting approval of home offices located elsewhere and coulu not act without consulting them. Mr. Nicholson said today that final reports from the Negro schools "show they have done an excellent job on the project." • He stated that Negro response to (he drive wns higher on a jiercent- ige basis ihan response in the white irea which was around 90 per cent. He pointed out that in one Negro jrea, $350 out of a possible $373 if\ refund? was assigned lo the schools. Persons who haven't been contacted and wish to turn their refunds over to the school will be given that opportunity when the refunds are credited to their bills. Probers in Dark On Uranium Deal House Committee Fails to Get Data On Sales to Russia RaleighRallyCall Fails to Impress j Dixie Politicians Southern Conference Of Democrats Seems Doomed to Failure WASHINGTON, Jan. 16-i/f,— Most congressmen from 15 southern states reported today they are unable to join in tile "Democratic Southern Conference" Saturday at Raleigh, N. c. Democratic national. committee leaders have been boosting the Raleigh rally as a party harmony and unification session, aimed at closing past splits In party ranks. A check of available Dixie lawmakers, however, indicated most of them are staying away from the session. They said they had not been formally invited, or pleaded other Important business. Among the 30 Southern Senators, only Senators Hoey and Oraham of North Carolina said they will attend. Similarly only North Carolina House members stood out among state delegations planning to participate. Top leaders In the "Pair Deal" administration or President Truman are billed as lenders at the Raleigh session with Jonathan Daniels, Democratic national committeeman from North Carolina and former white House aide, as chairman. Many of the southerners confided that Mr. Truman's blunt remark that James p. Byrnes can do as he damn pleases about •running for governor of South Carolina, had cooled any enthusiasm they had /or the conference. By Douglas B. Cornell WASHINGTON, Jan. 37. (/P) House investigators gave up tor the time being today trying to find out just who was responsible for licensing a 1,000-paund uranium shipment to Russia back In 1943. The un-Americiui Activities committee may try again late next week It expects to bring back then the wartime head t of the atom bomb project, Lt. Gen. Leslie R. Groves, retired. . ' The committee has been trying to learn exactly how and why Rus- sja^was Allowed to take 1,000 pounds rir atornir^m^rials oujy,pf v lhe,-coun- ; try'; wricn: aloiiic, p'rbject' officials' thought they "hail bottled up «a sources'!of supply/ ; •..• t; ''<-;it didn't find out yesterday, from former, vice President Henry A. Wallace. It failed earlier with men who used to handle'uranium purchases for the atomic project.. Some committee members suspect that at least there was -some slipshod security Involved, and perhaps at most that somebody In the government was giving extra help to the Soviets. They haven't pro-, duced any proof. Radio Commentator Fulton Lewis had accused Wallace of applying pressure to get uranium for Russia. Wallace asked the committee to give him the hearing. It was leiKt-lease, not BEW, Wallace said, which cleared all shipments to Russia. He said he was "neither responsible nor aware of any of them at that time." Churches Finish Preparations for Religious Survey Tiie Rev. Roy I. Bagley, president of the Hlytheville Ministerial Alliance, .said today ail plans for the religious survey to be made Sunday by workers representing 14 Blythc- ville churches had been completed, and that the Alliance would meet at 10 a.m. Monday to make plans for re-assignment of those missed. A (otal of 400 census takers are due lo meet at I p.m. Sunday at the "First Methodist Church sanctuary for instructions and assignments. Most of the 400 are expected to attend a luncheon at the church prior to starting the survey. The luncheon will follow morning worship services of the various churches, and will' be held at the First Methodist Church. Eight area captains have been named and will be assigned various zones ot Blytheville. They are Glenn O. Ladd, Oscar Alexander, E. B. David, Harvey Morris, Roland Bishop, P. E. Cooley, .Worth Holder and W. J. Pollard. Each team will report back to the First Methodist Church, headquarters, after completing the survey. 'Hie Rev. Mr. Bagley said persons missed were to be re-nssigned and contacted during next week, In order that results of the survey can be determined early. Mrs. M. W. Peek, church secretary at the First Methodist Church, and Miss Hnzel Brannon, educational secretary at the First Baptist Church, will asssit with completing the survey. Mrs. Peek will compile the non-preference group and Miss Brannon will work with the reassigned card. The survey leaders have asked (hat families planning to be out of (own nil of next week can be Included in the survey by contacting Mrs. Peek at the First Methodist Church. The Rev. Mr. Bagley will give Instruction'on conducting the survey, nnd the Rev. E. c. Brown, pastor of the First Baptist Church, ![ make the assignments. Arkansan Is Caustic CAMDEN, Ark., Jan. 27—W)—In bristling language, Arkansas' Democratic national committeemen said he couldn't attend tlie Southern Democratic Conference at Raleigh, N. C., Saturday—and he didn't say he was sorry. In a telegram to Jonathan Daniels, North- Carolbia's Democratic national coirimltteeman and sponsor or the so-called harmony confab. . Dr. R. R. Robins said he didn't know any any Democrats from Arkansas who would attend (Governor McMath and his secretary, Henry Woods, expect to be on' hand.) ' •: Robbins made It plain he woult feel uncomfortable at a harmony conference because of Presides Truman's "don't give a damn" reference to James F. Byrnes' gubernatorial aspirations. Said the Camdcn doctor in his wire: "Presume Ibis is I meeiinB for r>emocralic harmony. How can we have party harmony when the leader of the parly holding the highest office In the nation uses regrettable and undignified lans- ua(r« recently applied lo a (treat Democrat, (he Honorable .lamm T. Byrnes? "How can we have parly harmony when one segment of the parly seeks to forcibly impose its social Ideologies ur.on the traditionally Democratic. South? "How can we have party harmony or national stability when the pres ent party leadership insists uix>n marching toward complete socialism and continued deficit spending in limes' of prosperity? "Would that we had more men In the party like Jimmy Byrnes. . a man who seeks to return l,, c Democratic Party to Its traditional stand of less power for the government and more freedom for the individual." Robins closed with the observa lion lhat Daniels, son of a distinguished father, "should be trying to protect and aid the South [ror those who seek lo harass It." Soybeans Open High Lwo Close ar 232K 232-H 531H 232 -May , 223'i 229% S28 228*1 Jul* 133% i24V4 1U14 334 Contract Signed For $460,000 Housing Project A contract to build an 80-nnl low-cost housing project in Blythc a cost of S160.200 was signcc today by the Blytheville Housing Authority and Fraser Construct!™ Co. of Fort Smith. Fred S. Saliba, BHA chairman said the contract was signed at i meeting of the. Authority's commls sioncrs this morning. Work on the project, however will not begin until the Arkansa Supreme Court hands down a tie clsion on a petition that was filed by two Little nock firms for a temporary injunction to halt awarding of a general contract, Je.ssc Taylor, attorney for Authority, said the contract signed today was contingent on Ibe trib unal upholding the Mississipp County Chancery Courl dismissa of the petition. A work order authorizing thi contractor to begin construction wil riot bi Issued by the regional Publi Housing Administration ofllcc !i Fort Worth. Texas, until the 111! gallon Is concluded, he said. The Little Rock firms chnllciigei the general contract and claim tha separate contracts for constructor heating, plumbing and wiring nr required by slate law. N. O. Cotton Open Htfrh Ix>w 1:M h ...... 3 1M 3138 3I22 312 j ......... 3137 3137 3118 '312 ......... 3C83 3CS3 3063 307 ......... 2585 2885 2«61 2872 3W7 »»T 2W? Mil TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS DISCUSS FAR EAST VIlOHt.KMS-Sen. Arthur H. Vnndcnberg (II- Mich), Sen. Tom commlly tD-Tex) nnd Secretary of Slate Dean Acliesou {left to right) meet at Washington to discuss Par East problems. After a two-hour closed door session of the senate foreign relations committee, Chairman Cannally said Aclieson "is agreeable" to giving economic aid to the Chinese Nationalist defenders of Formosa, connaliy indicated that about $28,000,000 might be available for such aid. (AP Wire-photo). Air port Administration Building Bids Sought Bids for construction of an administration building at the Blythc- 'villc Municipal Airport will be opened publicly at 10 njn. Feb. 20 in the Municigml Courtroom at City Hall. A grant agreement for $25,000 in* federal funds from the Civil Aeronautics Administration has accepted by the city, which match the been is to equal irant with amount. Plans for an airport administr* tipn building have been under consideration since' mid-1048, when the' CAA first olferecrthE cliy''a g tnt of 520,000 to pay half of.the building costs. The city had applied earlier thai year for the funds. Although the city Council voted in April, 1049, to approve construction of the administration building, the grant was never otlicially accepted by the city, Mayor Doyle Henderson said. New AjiplicAliun Submitted A new application for federal funds was filed, Mayor Henderson said, and the CAA offered $25,000. This probably was due to passage of the new wage-hour law since the first offer, he said. The City Council accepted this grant at its Jan. lo session. x A. F. Heinicke of Blytheville, architect for the project, said plans call for n to by 100-fot frame building with asbestos siding. A one- story buildings, it will include office space, lobby, rcstrooms and space for a kitchen and dining room. No kitchen or.dining room equipment will be install but provisions will have asphalt (lie floors and plaster ceilings and walls. Rcst- rooms will be finished in tile wains- coating. It will he heated by R hot water system using both convector and baseboarcf heaters. The building will be located on the site of the old control tower, which has been dismantled, near the large white hangar In the "v" formed by the concrete apron and main taxiways. Tolal Cost fo He 550,000 Provision!; will be marte (or future construction of an attached build- ng that will a control tower. Conduits for communication cables for a control tower will be installed. Mr. Heinicke said the cost would be about So0,000. The building will be situated In the center of a 4CO by 730 foot plot which will be levelled, seeded and sodded. The contract to be let will call for this andscaping work as wel as construction of driveways, parking area, sidewalks, fencing, and utility services. Bids will be received until 10 a.m Feb. 20 Separate contracts will be awarded for plumbing, healing electric wiring and iumimtmg fix lures *• ' 4 The citj Farm Bureau's Big Objectives Are Enumerated Ohlendorf Speaks At. Membership Workers' Meeting The chief function of the Mis sisslppl County Furtn Bureau Association Is to provide a means for determining farmer opinion am working together in the commoi Interest, H, K. Ohlendorf of Oscc- uln, president of the county group told farmer leaders at Leachvillc last night. Farm Uureau services were re ie'.vcd for tin; 4B farm leaders, wh< will assist in the membership elrlvi n that arcn. A total of 4(10 mem bcrs Is being sought by the Lench •llle nrcii, mid solicitors reportei hat progress to dale Indicated tha he quota would be reached by the county-wide report meeting, Feb •uary 2. Presiding Jointly were J. O. Ed viircls and Virgil S. Johnson. Thcj aid that about 25 solicitors weri vorking on the drive this year. Among the speakers wns Slat' Senator Lee Beardcn, who rcportec on the Arkansas I^inn Bureau Fed- nation's performance during leg stature's last session. '' In his analysis of the federation Jr. nearden sntd every bill the Ar sansos Farm Bureau Federation lim avored during the last session o .he legislature eventually ynssct and that most of those- they op xwcd were defeated. ire pointed to three of those pass ctl as of particular importance U formers in this area. The thve were (1) gas tax refund for farm machinery used gasoline; <2) th transfer ot feed and fertilizer In spcclion to the State plant Boari from the Revenue Department; am (3) the appropriation of funds fo expansion of the soils testing lab oratory at Fuycttcvllle. The insurance pluri of tlio Farr Bureau WHS explained by Dan noli of Osccoln. The dinner was' served by th junior class of the Lenchvillc Hlg School.. were allocated under the Federal Airport Act, which was passed by the 7ath Congress. Five Children Die in Flames In Oklahoma LAWTON, Okla., Jan. 27—(/P)— Five small children burned to death alone in their flimsy two-room frame home here yesterday. The structures' only door nccidenlly became locked and thwarted frantic rescue efforts by their 23-year-old mother. Seven pcrsore; escaped unhurt from another two-room hut jammed against the burning building. The victims, ranging from two montlis lo six years old, were the children of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Young. Mrs, Young said she stepped out into the yard to get water troin hydrant and stopped a few minutes to talk with a neighbor. Then the frantic screams from her children brought her racing to the door, only to tind the Insiite wooden latch had dropped Into place. She tried to reach* the crying children by breaking windows but each time the heat drove her and helping neighbors back. Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Hcnslcc, their four children, and a vhilor ran from the adjoining house when flames began sweeping through the wall. A piece of blazing tar fell on Hen- slec nnd burned him slightly as he finally forced the door open. Flames leaped out and prevented anyone from entering. Dead were Judith Aline. G; Patty Louise. 5; Phyllis. 3: David, 20 montK>, and Denny, two months. Half of Ago Khan's Stolen Gems Turn Up Mysteriously in France MARSEILLE, Jan. 27. WV-Half of the Aga Khan's stolen fortune In jewelry—$420,000 worth of the gems—turned up mysteriously on police station doorstep last night. + —— French police, looking for the last six months for tommy-gunners who held up the Moslem leader on a' Riviera highway last Mil. 3, found the valuables in a package outside the Ninth Police Brigade Station here afler an anonymous telephoned tip-off. Tlie police first estimated the find at $280.000 In value. Three expert, hurriedly summoned, raked the appraisal to $420,000. Investigators announced no ther oritles as lo who tossed the mysterious package. Presumably It came from one ol the holdup gang, possibly alarmed by a series of arrests recently. Tlie recovered gems Included two cut emeralds—one of 10 carats and another ot H, »n eight-carat pink diamond. -334 other diamonds and four smaller emeralds. Some a,' the stones had been token out ol their settings. Police had estimated I he Bang made off with jewels worth bctwee: S700.COO and $850.000 whey they hcl up the fabulously wealthy Moslem potentate and his wile last summer A total of 40 pieces was stolen. The fortune in Jewels was thrown on the sidewalk in a brown paper package, Inside, the Jewelry wns wrapped in a Jan. 20 newspaper tha carried a story about six of the nine men who have connection with been arrested the robbery. in Cold Wave Fails To Materialize Weather Situation Takes a Turn for Better in Arkansas LITTLE ROCK. Jan. 27. (fl't—f bright sun nnd clear skies loda added another notch In Arknnsa; rapidly changing weather situntlot The U.S. Weather Blircau her predicted a full week of warmc temperatures and a let up in th heavy downpour which has splashc ov^r Arkansas virtually every cla this year. A cold wave, accompanied by Ic id freezing' rain, moved In yes terday on the lieels of summer-Ill' wcnlhcr. However, the mercury die n't swoop as low as forecasters c> peeled, A low of 12 degrees was prcdlcte for Faycttcvllle tills morning. Th mercury dipped (o 17 degrees an then started a gradual climb. Har rison and Gilbert reported 12-dc gree readings. Other low temperatures over th state included: Fort Smith 24 degrees, Walm Ridge 25; Ultlc Rock 28; Pii Bluff 32; El Dorado 34, and Texark ana 34. A sudden flnreup In the floor] waters of the muddy St. Francl River added new troubles in Eas Arkansas. Lowlands Flooded The Kcd Crass reported 15,00 additional acres nf lowlands flooc pel by the St. Francis near Mad son, four miles northeast of Forrc. City. U. S. Coast Guard personnel fron the Memphis station moved Int the area with rescue equipment an evacuated about 55 families whos homes were Inundated, A spokesman for the Red Cro said the families routed from the homes in Clay nntl Randolph com lie., by the swollen St. Francis ear ler this month began moving hac to Ihcir dwellings In the wake receding waters. The fled Cross count of pcrsoi made homeless by the floodln Wlvtc, at. Francis. Blrvck. Omchil and Little Red stands at 13,283. A total of 2,705 families we; affected. The Weather Bureau said no nc flood -dangers are In sight (or A; kiinsa-, rivers. "A week of clear, warm vvcathp which ir In store for Arkansas, w just about clear the danger spots said a fore easier. The sleet and tree/in^ rfiin whir fell In Norlh Arkanjns ycstcrrtn hftmsscd communications ju power lines In many nreas b\vl tl not disrupt them entirely. Most , the fro?£n crust had disnppesm by mldmornlnst. There was also a letter saying: ••SenancdJ has the rest ot the Jewels." Roger ScnanedJ, who police said drove the car used In the robbery, and his girl friend arc reported to have been killed by the other members of the gang heca-.tse they were too talkative. But the police who announced, this report have not confirmee! the deaths. New York Cotton Return of Big Airlift To West Germany Seerns Probable BOSTON, Jan. 27. (AP)—John McCloy, U. S. high oiiiinissioner for Germany, says that if the Russians irn- )ose n complete blockade of Berlin the airlift will be started * gain. »i t*l * t BOSTON, Jan. in (/P)—John Mc- NflVV I nIPT Clcy ' U ' S ' lllgh commlS51c>n er for llUf I vlllVI Germany, says that If the Russian* mpose a complete blockade of Bern the airlift will be started again. McCloy made the statement to .ewsrncu last night after being In- ormed thnl Soviet guards were ighienlng their squeeze on trucks novlng in both directions between Berlin nnd Western Germany. He said the Soviet's action ap- icared to bo "more In tho nature of hnrrossmcnl" as "part of a gen- rnl effort of the Communists to wist your arm." "They seem to think," he said, only of impeding the recovery ol Germany." McCloy came here to address the March May .. July . Oct. . Deo. . Open Histi I/OVF ..3121 3121 3110 ..3125 3126 3112 -.3070 3070 3C62 ,..2885 2885 5659 ...2275 4875 2869 Chief Commissioned WASHINGTON, Jan. 27. (ff) — Arim. Forrest P. Sherman WOF iworn In today as chief of Navy operation. 1 ; and given a documents commission lo show hfs legal rights lo Iho job. Sherman has been serving In the Navy's lop post since Hie ouster of Adm. Louis Denfeld more thar two months. But his formal induction Into office has been dclayec by n congressional row over Denfeld's dismissal. The swearing-in ceremony wns iicld hi tlie office of Navy Secrc tnry Matthews, who wns round!' triticUed on Capitol Hill for firing n&M after the AdmimJ tW Pentagon •mlrf »ere crippling the One ol the big issues iiijthn csn Irovcrsy was. vvheUie'r Denfeld hat been given a legal commission for second term before his ouster Matthcv, r s Inslsled that the commission Dcutcld received had not beer 'officially issued." Apparently for that;reason, hlgn defense officials and others at today's ceremony appeared to pay particular attention to the tvvo-toa square document commissioning Sherman ns Navy chief. And in obvious reference to thi Dcnfelri squabble, Matthews told thi gathering "there arc many thing that might be said that might re fleet the emotions of some of us. But, he added, he wanted only tc say that this, was "an occasion o special significance for the Navy the Department of Defense and th country." And all that Defense Secrctar; Johnson wanted to say was "mor power to the Nnvy." "I have always been for the Navy. Johnson said. "Sometimes when yo didn't fight yourself. I fought to you. There couldn't be a finer do for thfi Navy." Sherman hlmsel! expressed hi "optimism and confidence in th survival of the Navy as a vital unl In defense of our country.' 1 Only Three Days Left for Purchase Of 1950 Licenses Slightly more than half or thi vehicles In Mississippi County hni been licensed for 1050 by noon to day with only three more days re mnining In which to obtain He crises without penalty. The niythevillc office of the Ark ansas Revenue Department report cd today that about 2,500 license, have been sold to 'late. This I slightly more than half of tin vehicles expected to be licensed cv entually in North Mississippi coun ly- The Revenue Department ottlci In Osccolu said 1.740 licenses havi been .cold to dnte in South Mtsslss ippi County. This Is about two thirds of the total expected. Both offices will remain open to morrow altcrnoon. The niythevill olficc also will remain open unti 9 o'clock each night until the Jan 31 deadline. Both will stay opcr unlll midnight Jan. 31. Penalties for late purchase of He discs will go in eltect Feb. 1. New York Stocks 1:10 p.m. Quotations: AT&T Amcr Tobacco .... Anaconda Copper ... Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Cien Motors Montgomery Ward .. N Y Central Tut Harvester . ... National Distillers .. Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum .... Sludcbaker .Standard of M J Texas Corp , J c Penney U S Steel ,,...,..»..-. 148 1 74 283- H 1- C3 42 172 165 l- 12 1 27 122 124 3 13 3- IS 1 26566 1 5!) 1- 5C. 7- National Council of World Affairs. Ouilook Is Gloomy BEHI.1N, Jan. 27 (rt>)—Gloomy al;d officials said lotlay they saw ittle chance of an early end lo tho Soviet "creeping blockade" against 'lerlln's highway traffic with Western Germany. Two formal protests by tho allied. commandants within E week have failed to protect the city's truck commerce from drastic restrictions 'iy RusslanMronllcr gunrds. A Jamnp of 400 trucks nt Helmst- idt^-maln Soviet checkpoint on ths !ast-West autobahn— today was tho worst since last 1 Sunday. Some cargoes were stalled aa uuch as 40 hours by the Russian .lowdown, enforced equally against Irucks attempting to enter or to leave the East zone. West Berlin's baste supplies— food md fuel— were reported nmple des- plto strangulation ot the city's road : But Charles A. Dix, American transport chief In Berlin, said the 'creeping blockade" was a Hard. blow at We&t Berlin Jmluijries which desperate. Every fourth Wrsl Berlin worker Is Jobless. Unemployment relief to dependent on donations from the West German Republic. Grim rumors circulate that Ocr- mnn CotnniunlsLs may attempt, a putsch this spring In West Berlin If economic hopelessness still grips a large share of the occupation. Dix said the crippling of the highway route apparently would benefit the Soviet - controlled East Zone railway by Increasing freight revenues. The Russians have left railway schedules undisturbed except for the six-hour delay of a U. s. military train last Sunday night. The Russian.'! objected to the presence on the train of three non-American passengers. At Hehnslcdt .the Russians were rcjwrted letting through only two, or at the most three, tru.c'/.s per hour In each direction. This is about one-tenth the normal traffic. Air Force C-54 Carrying 42, Hours Overdue EDMONTON, Alta., Jan. 27— (IPi— A United slates Air Force C-5t with 34 passengers and eight crew members aboard has been unheard from since yesterday, R.C.AF. officials announced today. The fo-ur-motored plane was en route from Elmcndorf Field at Anchorage, Alaska, lo Great Falls. Mont., and last reported its position at 5:00 p.m. over Snag, Yukon Territory. Snag is 1,300 miles northwest of Edmonton. Fl.C.A.P. said a sweep would be made today of Amber Airway No. 2 from Northway, Alaska, to Fort Nelson, B. C.. covering an urea of 20 miles on eilher side of the air route. The sweep was cxpeclcd to get underway about 11:30 a.m. C.S.T. Snag Is in the Yukon, about 20 miles cast of tlie Alaska-Yukon border. 3- 2 Illinois Youths Turned over to Federal Officials The sheriff's office said today the two Bloomington, III., youths who were arrested here for the theft of a purse from Mrs. Ira Lambert, Sr., have been turned over to federal authorities for prosecution under the Dyer Act. The two youths were taken to Jonesboro yesterday by Deputy United Slates Marshal Bert Frailer. They were arrested here Tuesday after they were alleged to have snatched Mrs. Lambert's purse from her as she walked along Main street. At the time .of their arrest, the ycmllis were' said by officers to have admitted stealing the.'cir: they were driving from the streets "of Eloom- mgtoii the dny before.

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