The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 27, 1950 · Page 12
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 1860 Saar Coal Mines Causing Concern Propocol by French Could Result In Grave Situation 99 JOHN M. HIOHTOWE* WASHINGTON, Jan. 2T7 <#)—The United States was reported today to be urging France to modify Us proposal for leasing the Saar coal mines, in order to head off the danger of a political crisis in Western Europe. Th* main American suggestion Is **4d to be that if the French government liulsU on going ahead, it ahould make the contract subject to future German peace treaty provisions governing the final dLspo&Ition of the Saar land. The issue has grown to include hot Wrench and German political questions over Hie eventful fate of that Franco-German border area. American officials said today that unless the Bonn and Paris governments can resolve the problem in friendly fashion all the plans for Western European unity will be gravely endangered. American diplomats In both Bonn 'and Parts have been working to es.se ,the situation. State Department officials have reviewed it in detail with John J. McOloy, U. S. high commissioner for Germany. Long Au European Issue ., The Saar has been a sore point :in French-German relations for more :thah a, century. The present argument arose over a recent proposal of the French to lease the coal ; mines for 50 yeans. i. The French occupy the Saar RIK! : by an agreement with the United ' Stales and Britain have detached it from their Zone of Germany. Its "economy la joined to that of Prance "and it has a government independent erf the Wast German govern• merit. •a The United States apparently has : zw> particular objection to the idea 'of the proposed French lease. Some 'Officials say privately that this ; might not be the best time to press ;the matter. But if the French Intend •to go through with their negotia- ..ttons with the Saar government, the ..•"United." States would like to .see the : teue made in such a way as to 'minimize rather t-hnn build up basin difference* between France and - ; Germany, ' German Treaty Involved i The three-power agreement under irtitoh Franch detached the Saar •from Germany provided that the '•ventual status of the area would be fixed by the German peace treaty ..—if and when there is one. ; Seizing the lea.se controversy, •'•otne German political spokesmen haw recently sought to make the Star, a rallying point for German ^nationalism by insisting that It must be returned to Germany. Xa long as the question of its final disposition is open there will ob- Yiously be opportunity for such political pressures. In this Instance, however, the West G ermnn gov- wnment itself, possibly with the urging of the occupaton powers, took the pubic position early this week that the major concern of Germany must be cooperation with the Western 'powers in the Interest of West European unity. JUSTICE UOIIOI.AS OX JIOKSKHACK AGAIN—Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, who was seriously injured in Washington's Cascade Mountains last October when his horse rolled on him, takes his first hn&cback ride since the accident. He hns been resting at Tucson, Ai'lK., for several months. CAP Wircpholo). Communists in China Find it Difficult To Take Controls from Bandit Rulers Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. HI. Jan. 27. (rt*>— (USDA>— Hogs 5,000 market generally steady to 25 high er but Inter trading slow; 1SO-'J40 Ibs 17.00-50; top 11.75 early for few loads mostly ihoiie 1*10-210 Ibs; 2.SO 300 Ibs 15.50-17.00; few 310-360 Ib 14.50-15.50; 140-170 :bs 15.50-17.50 100-130 Ibs 13.50-15.25; few at 15.50 sows 400 Ibs down 14.00-50; heavier weights 12.00-13.75; stags 850-10.50 Cattle 700; ialvcs 500: medium t low good steers 24.00-2G.OO: medium and good heifers nnd mixed year iings 22.00-25,00; no mm cm to rncdi um bulls 18.00-19.25; cutter »mi common 15.50-17.00; vealcrs stead to 1.00 lower; £ood ann choice 28.00 37.00; common and medium 20.00 27.00. By \V~.iyne Kirhanlson ! TOKYO, Jan. 27. OPj—Tough Corner Chinese bandits who say they ire Communists rule T.slnglao so rigidly thnt even old-line Reds have rouble with them. They were bandits for years. They oamed the rich countryside In Snnntung Province, of which Tshig- ao Is a part. When the Chinese Nationalists 'led from thnt North China port .wo months before they were cx- iected to lem'fi the former bandits moved in. They grabbed power nnd fnr have hung onto It. T anw them at the former U.S. vnl ba.se while T was in TsingtEin vilh the Flying Arrow which left herf\ this week. T was the only cor- espondent aboard that American rmghtcr, which wns shelled by the ^ationnlisls and put in to TsingUo .o imloful cargo de.slmed for Shit i. The former bnndiUs say they arc ommunists and follow the party line. But they also like the fat Jobs they Inherited, ami party regulars have found it difficult to remove them. Chinese Communists lenders from outside arrived after the former oandils look over. The outsiders have run Into trouble giving order, 1 ; to these provlncinl rulers. The former bandits leave no doubt- about what they say Ls their Communist "mission." They regard themselves ns allied with Russia There nre pictures of Stalin everywhere. listless, beaten and £lmn. During my visits ashore none tried to shove me off the sidewalk, as Chinese do foreigners in Shanghai in id Hong Kong. One tiling Is quite lain In Tsing- Q. The Communist, authorities liave a tight rule over -the city — backed with guns. Cy Bond is Silent Concerning Race Against McMoth MARION. Ark., JJan. 21. (A J )~ Cy Bond Isn't .saying whether he'll run for governor of Arkansas next summer. The former CHUcndni County Judge was asked by a reporter last night If he planned to be a candidate, "I don't have anything (o any about (Imt right now," he replied. Bond said he was aware of Jet- tors written political leaders by Harry Lee Williams mentioning him as a possible candidate, but would not comment otherwise on them. Williams, heart ol the State Bureau of Vita) Statistics under former Gov, Ben Ijaney, managed Jack Holt's unsuccessful campaign for governor in 1048. Juries Return Verdicts In Two Civil -Actions Jury verciicLs for the plaintiffs were returned yesterday and this morning in two cases in the civil division of the Chicfcasawba District of Mississippi County Circuit Court. In one, the jury found for M. R JarreLt in an ejectment ,snit lie brought against uiticyQ Mn.son and Gordon Wright. Judgment for SI 18.84 was awarded N. O. Nelson Co,, in a suit on a note filed agtitix-st M. D Tullos. In other tie lion today.RMey Junes ElberL Huffman and Marcus Gallic.* were named jury commissioners to select prospective jurors for the June term. Trial began this morning in a £15.750 damage .suit brought by L D. Buc-k!ey and L, A. Rhodes agnins' II, T. Bonds and Mr, and Mrs. Bry aut Bonds. The KUil involves injuries suffered by Mr. Buckley in an ant< accident Nov. 14 near Osceoln. Hi allege,? he was jailed on demam of fiie defendants and not givei medical treatment. Obituaries One such official told n European CI|1 ,ni representation with missionary: "We intend to liberate Communist Rlplit-Wlnc the world. Don't yon worry^We'll IRSIJ), the other parl liberate your country too." The missionary, who has -Hvfld most oi his Ufa in China, said he repli? ct: "Ir my country, practically every family ha.s a small automobile, n nice home, reasonable wages and other comforts. Why cannot yuu first rni.se the standard of living in China to mutch thai?" He said the official shrugged and replied: "We will liberate your country anyway." The Communists officials in Tslngtao make no pretense of living .simply. They have Enken over all the big ai'itomohiles. Including those Hie U.S. consulate was forced to leave behind. They occupy nil the villas. Only a few automobiles nre -seen In the streets. These arc a down or more laxlcabs. and a number of jreps and official cars, nil of American make. Yet the Communists still kfcp •n outy a va.st horde of traffic cops, possibly to demonstrate thnt they have plenty of police power, Chinese in the streets appear De Gasperi Strikes Snag In Forming New Cabinet ROME. .Inn. 27. MV--Premier Al- citfe de Gasperi presented to President T-niyt Eiiuutdi today 'an ,in<'le list for his .sixth coalition government since 1945. ?. Gasperi. (iX-year-ohl loader of the dominant Christian Democrat Parly, ran up against Itist minute difficulties in formation of a thrcc- pnrty coalition. But he went to tlia President's palace anyway and told him, it is understood, lhat the cabinet list will be .subject to change. The cabinet, like the previous one, excludes the pro-Communist Socialists and I ho Communist- 1 ;. Pietro Nenni, lender of the Left Wing So- ciulists, planned meanwlille to pre- 1 sent parliament with a fivR-noint "peace program" early in Febrnar.?, lied in with the rash of Kmoprnn left EMS' "peace" inovements initialed by ^^u.scovv. De Gasperi ran up against n last minute snag afler his cabinet list htul been all but completed. The Republicans demanded three ministries Instead of two, to give them the anti- Socialists party in the coalition. Federal Reserve Bank Board Selects Chairman LITTLE ROCK. Jan. 27. ttf'i^ Howard Stebbins, Little Rock pain company executive, today was imm ed chairman of the board of th Little Rock branch of the Federa Reserve Hank of St. Louis. The board consists of seven mem hers, four of whom are nppointc by directors of the parent bank an three by the board of governors i: Washington. Sleubins was appointed to th board by the Washington group i February, 1918. He is chairman of the board c Stebbins and Roberts. Inc.. a pain manufacturing firm. He is first vk president of the Arkansas Livcstoc Sho\v AssociatioEi. Soft Coal Production Slumps for January WASHINGTON, Jan. 27. </1t- Soft coal production, slowed (town by strikes nnd a tlnve-diiy work week this month, is 14.51a',000 16ns less than dug in Jnnnnry of 1D49. the NiHioiuil Bituminous C'oul Association reported today. Production for the fii/.t three weeks ot this month was approximately 20,320.000 compared to 34.885,000 tons at the same time last J. L. Driver Dies Following Heart Attack in Memphis Rites for J. L. Driver, 55, of emphls will be conducted it 10:30 m. tomorrow ot the National Fun•al Home. Mr. Driver, brother of Municipal uclge Spencer Driver ancl Guy iriver of Osceola, died suddenly t his hom? In Memphis last night fter suffering » heart attack. Survivors Include hfs wife »nd wo daughters, two sisters, Mrs. 'ernon Winton and Mrs. S. Polk, x>th of Memphis, and the two bro- s at Osceola. • • • \ites Are Conducted "or Otto Camming* funeral services for Otto Cum- lings, 70-year-old Game and Fish :ommt.s.sion supervisor, were connoted at 3 p.m. today at the 3obb funeral Home chapel. Mr. Cummlngs died yesterday at St. Bernard's Hospital In Jones- x>ro, where he had been a patient 10 days. His death was con- ributed to a heart ailment, which lad caused his parUnl retirement roin aclive duty with the com- nission for the pnst two years. He ivns living with a daughter, Mrs. Rudolph Morris In jones- joro, at the time he became ill. He lived in Blytheville for many years, and In West Memphis {or 10 or 12 years. Burial will be in the Elm wood Cemetery. Bureaucrats Have Big Plans For Developing Cheap Power Court Delays Hearing Of Striking Miners Cited tor Contempt FORT SMITH, Ark., Jan. 27— Wj —Chancellor C. M. Woftord today continued until f'eb. 1 hearings on contempt of court citations against ~> Johnson County men. They are charged with violating; an anli-picketing injunction issued eariier this month nt the request of Utah Construction Co., oper- tor of a large strip coal mine near Quark. Ark. Hearing oil the contempt citations had been set for this afternoon, but was continued as request of the defendants. The citations charge 22 men with picketing and three others with threatening a Utah employe Rl Altus, Ark., in violation of the Injunction. By CHARLES HASLF.T AF Special Wubinctea Strrlct WASHINGTON, Jail. 21—Mv-The federal government has big plans for tapping more of Hie vast hydroelectric power resources in the Southwest. Already ia has made *> start in developing public j»wer from dams In Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico', Arizona and parts of Arkansas, Missouri. Kansas, Louisiana, Colorado and Nevada. Government agencies estimate that nearly five limes the present Installed public power capacity could be developed in the area over a long period If Congress approves. President Truman celled recently for public power development wher ever feasible and private Interests are not ready to do the job cheaply as the government. He mentioned the Southwest among other areas P:lU Is Compiled The latest report compiled by federal agencies—Army Engineers, the Interior and Agriculture departments and the power commission—show praient hydro-electric capacity of the area ns 1,651,30)) kilowatts. The report estimates the underdeveloped potential at 6,765,000 kilowatts. An PFC engineer said 5.000 kilowatts would supply an average city of 10,000 population. Congress is being asked this year to authorize many additional projects in the Southev,'st. some with power features, and to provide funds for continuing work on projects already started. Power is a by-product of flood control and reclamation works. In the flood control bill now before the Senate is a proi»sal by Senator Kerr m-Okla) Jov a corn- program for coordinated development of tlic Arkansas, Red and White River basins for flood control, power, navigation and reclamation. s Huge Sums Spent Water projects coiling ah estimated $1,093,000,000 have been completed or are under construction In Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico, Planned projects carry an estimated price tag of 1,2543,600,000 and potential but yet unplanned projects are estimated at $4,532,700,000. Of the overall total, $1,440,900,000 would be for power. Present hydro-electric capacity in the Southwest, Including Norfolk dam in Arkansas, Dcnison In Texas- Oklahoma and the state-operated Pensncola Dam in Oklahoma, Is 361.000 kilowatts. Of all the remaining undeveloped potential 'of 4,102,000 kilowatts is on the planning board except for 300,000 in the Gulf Southwest. 4-H Club Is Organized By Missouri Youths ot Number light Community A 4-H Club ha» been organized at Number Eight Community near Cooler. .Mo., with 21 youths aj charter members. In an orgtmlznllonal meeting thii week. Metba O'Kane was elected president. Other officers of the new club arc liuck Laster. vice president; Uuth Jenkins, secretary- treasurer; Glenda O'Kane, song leader; Charlotte O'Kane, recreation leader; and Hoyt Frazer, reporter. E. Roy Keller, Sr.. | s club leader. Other club officials include Mrs. Pauline Razer, assistant leader; Lorcnza Lawhorn, pig project leader; Robert Jackson, garden project leader; Mrs. Bertha Jackson, food project leader; and Miss Charlotte O'Kane clothing leader. Other charter members indud* Geneva Morris Anna Jackson, IJ^kto nie wilkins, Peggy Jenkons, 'neal Jenkins, Carol Jean Lawhorn, Arileen Wilkins, Elizabeth Wi'lklns Gordon Razer, Harold Hainel, E Roy Kqller, Jr., Robert Jackson, Doiiyel Hamel, Eugene Taster ami Sonny Johns. Overheated Flue Does Slight Damage to Wall An overheated flue at the Twin Gables Club on North Highway 61 was the cause of a fire alarm at 1:20 a.m. today. The fire was confined to the wall I around the flue with little damage resulting, Fire Chief Roy Head said, I Yesterday afternoon firemen answered a call to the home of John A. Wagner, 1608 West Ash, where an overheat ed oil ho t water h ea te r caused minor damage to one wall. BY FELIX CARNEY mission to study and recommend a 19-18. xtore than 36.000 acres of, forest were planted in Great Britain in In some species of oysters, the males and females are separate Individuals, while in others each oyster represents both sexes. 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