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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 31, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT kmxiixo^ ~_ „____ ^^ * «»•— V W +u^ VOL. XLV—NO,' 266 U.S. Conciliators Seek fo Prevent Telephone Strike Long Session Held # .After CIO Sets the Date for Walkout WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.— (AP)—The government's to conciliators met today wit ilie leader of tlie ClO-con niunications workers. Thci talks were aimed at headin off a nation-wide tclephon strike called for Feb. 8. William M. Margolls, associate d rector, and Peter' Seitz, gencr: counsel, represented the Feden Conciliation Service. They held a hour-long session with President Jo seph A. Beirne of the Communica (Ions Workers. Beirne said his union would agre to "any proposal which would re solve this dispute." He lold repon ers the discussion had centered o arbitration. Margolls and Seitz said that the had concentrated on arbitratio talks because "Ihis is one proposa which Is available as a working ba «is In nil negotiations." One union official has said th unions Involved had offered to sub mit their demands to arbitration bu that the companies have refusei The 100,000 workers poised t. strike at 6 a.m. Feb. 8 are in eigh divisions of the union whose con tracts have expired without prog rcss toward negotiating a new om Beirne said after the conciliatio nieeting that while the union form •T sought a nation-wide contrac if Is pushing this year for settle ments In its local areas. Tlie American Telephone Telegraph Co., can "suggest" th settlements or the acceptance local arbitration, Beirne said. Beirne has -been openly hopefu p£ more effective action "this tim than in the last big dispute of work •« with the Bell Telephone Syslem ' To Be Amonir First LOUIS, Jan. 31— (iff — An of ncial of the union which represent |the 50,000 workers of Southwestern •Bell Telephone Co. said last nigh members of hi? organization woul be f .among the first to walk oul In th«. nationwide telephone strik scheduled for Feb. 8. The oflicisl was Frank p. Louder • »»*,'.,ijce ."preiiaaatCof •. n,'v^ic« pip ; Communications Workers'. 6 .America. Tlie division represents .(.-.tephone workers iri Missouri i ' :W>xe, .Kansas, Oklahoma. Texas »nd a pait of Illinois- •- Lonelgan aid other ..unions slater to spearhead, .the strike were West «ji Electric. Company's Installation J^fcers national union and WE' Bmts Workers Union. . Significance of s ;W alkout by these tyo was explained by Loncrgan nimseii. •He said Western Electric em pioyes would picket telephone ex changes In Missouri and that Sou thwestern Bell workers would no walk through the lines, "if the ~ Join the lines the "> selves." ' This appeared to be the union's answer to Missouri's threat to impose the King-Thompson law sainst Southwestern Bell's 12000 workers in this state. Two Injured In Collision On Highway 61 Jacob Van Wey. 26. of Osceola and Deborah Stanifeld, about 15 of Luxora were in Walk Hospilal today suffering from cuts and bruises suffered last night.In an aiitomo- o'le accident near the Sandy Ridge community on South Highway 61 Details of the accident were not ••kned at noon today because in- jMigaifng officers could not be con- lacted, but it was reported that a Pickup truck and two cars figured In the accident. According to reports, the pick-up i!r , Vas struck by o car bearing Illinois licenses as the car attempted to pass another which had stall•ed on the highway. Mr. Van Wey and Miss Stanfield * ere . 5 » id to have tesn riding in nc Picfcnp truck. Drivers of the two cars escaped injury. forecast: Cloudy and Minimum this mor Maximum yesterday—34 Sunset today—5:28. Sunrise tomorrow—6 -53 eelpita.ion 2< hours'to 7 a.m. Tola' since Jan. 1—1250 ».L? n , , t * m P«a"'re 'midway be^ h gh and low>—32. NprmaT mean for January-wj ... . Tt> « P»te T,sslTear Minimum this monilng-10. ' ytslerday-20. W . } to ln , 5 da(e ,11 Blythe»ill« DtHj Ke Blytheville Courier ——^ ^_ Mao May Become A''Whipping Boy For the Chinese By Fred Hznpson HONG KONG. Jan. 31. (a-'Mao Tze-Tung. China's Red leader comes nome from Moscow empty handed It may be the end of him There have been hints that Mao has lost ground at home already. The Chinese Red leader, having thrown China's lot in with the Communist world front, must prove to Ins people that he can get from the Soviet Union at least as much as he lost by lurnlng his back on the West. A longtime China observer recently noted the rumored Russian demands on China and predicted: "If these are anywhere near right there arc going to be some upheavals In Peipliig and Mao will be Hie first lo go." This may be ^riling the chubby revolutionary off too quickly. But Mao has never captured the imagination or backing of the Chinese people. The party worships him blindly—or at least parts of it do— but not the average Chinese So far tlie record of Red China has been pretty poor and Mao will get short shrift from his people if he takes a trimming in Moscow. It looks as though the Mao defeat in Moscow would leave Mao alone as China's whipping boy. Military Leaders Arrive in Tokyo General MacArthur Greets Four Chiefs On Tour of Orient By Tom Lambert TOKYO, Jan. 31. tfi— The United States joint chiefs of staff arrived in the troubled Orient tonighl They landed at Knneda Airfield after a direct flight from Sheinya In the Aleutians. Gen. Douglas MacArthnr greeted the four high ranking American military leaders as they left their special Constellation pjan». Their trip, to an Orient being overrun by communism on the mainland, found them confronted with a new problem that developed while they were flying here—Russian recognition of the Ho Chi Mmh government in French Indochina. General Omar Bradley, chairman of the Joint chiefs, said they would talk over the whole Asian problem with . General MacArjhur and his staff.-^V". :••'' •<t-. : ',\+* r ... •:-;.»—:•' Geiieral Bradley Indicated" *tn'nt China and Formosa \yp>ld be two of lhe major topics to.-be dis-ussec between the Joint chfets — Armj Gen. J. Lawton Collins^Air G«n Hoyt S. Vandenberg aiiif Adm Forrest P. Sherman '— and General MacArtlmr's" staff:'" A host of high Army.' Navy and Air forces leaders were on.hand at Haueda Airport for the nenr mid- light arrival. MacArthur remained In his black sedan until the Joint chiefs' plane -topped In front of the air terminal Then, his right hand bare, nine- Arthur stood at the foot of the land- ng platform and greeted each of .he chiefs as they left the plan He patted General Bradley on the ihonlder, grinned and sairt he was glad lo see him. Uemral Bradley rode '•n',o lhe Japanese capital with General •IscArthur. Blylhevllle Herald Mississippi Valley L March of Dimes Ends with Quota Only Half Filled Collections in the annual March Dimes for funds for the Mlss- ssippi county chapter of the Na- ioniil Foundation for Infantile 'arlysis was scheduled to close to- lay. The Rev. Harvey Kidd. county ampaign director, said that coin nvelopes that had not been re- urned should be returned soon, long with any contributions that iad not been made. The Rev. Mr. Kidd headed the ampaign In the county to collect 20,000, and said yesterday that lie county was still short by the .alf-way mark. State Tax Board Plans Appeal in Assessment Row Chancellor Supports Saline Officials in Refusal to Reassess HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Jan. 31—<a —The controversy over the Stat Tax Commission's attempt lo ord a reassessment of property In Sal hie County Is headed for the Ark ansas Supreme Court. This was brought out here yester day after Chancellor Sam Garrat ruled the Saline Comity tax equal izatlon board could not be calte into special session lo Impose high er assessments on Benton propertj Judge Garratt asked that hL permanent Injunction be apperile. to the supreme court, and requestei tax commission attorney, Lloyi Henry, to petition for an early hear ing on the matter. At Little Hock, Commission Chair man c. P. Newton said the appca would be filed at an early date. Chancellor Garratt apparcntl based his ruling on a 1929 statute ivhich fixes the third Monday fi August until the third Monday In September as the dates equalisation boards can meet. The controversy landed [n lhe Third District Chancery Court after Saline County Judge Arch Cooper made a similar ruling in a temporary injuiincon. Events leading up to the suit fil ed by the tax commission include 1. Saline County Assessor Berber Green asked the commission to look Into the matter of property assess ments In Benton. The commissiol said the assessments were below th 20 per cent level it had recommend ed. 2. The commission asked Judg, Cooper to recommend three apprais ers to reassess the property to bring it up to the standard required !>• lhe stale agency, it acted unde. Act 191 of 1949 which set up the commission. 3. Judge Cooper refused. Tlie commission then sent three agents into Benton to do the work. Tl-.ej found property has been assessed about 10 per cent of actual value. 4. The commission made this report to Judge Cooper and aslted him to order a special meeting ol the county equalization .board to take action-on the report. -f Taxpayers Intervene ;5. Judge Cooper again refused. Ht said he had no authority lo call a meeting of lhe board, the properlj assessments books were closed, and the county /-had no money witt which to pay/for a reassessment of property. 6: R.J. Ashby and John L. Hughes two Benton taxpayers, entered the matter and obtained a temporary injunction to prevent the board from reconvening. ' Ernest Bririer. Benton, who represented the taxpayers, said there exists a conflict in Arkansas statutes covering county equalization boards He said that a law passed in 1929 gives the specific dates the boards will be called into session and statutes passed in 1929 gives the tax commission authority for convening an equalization board at any time. New York Stocks _OPjroBTHKAST ARKANSAS AMP aOOTHEASTMSSOTJRI J3LYTHKVIU,E, ARKANSAS. TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1 950 1:30 p.m. Quotations: A T & T : Amer Tobacco '.'.'.'.'. Anaconda Copper Bsth Steel """ Chrysler \ Coca Cola Gen Electric ...'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central '.'.[ Tnt Harvester Mational Distillers Republic Steel Radio '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. Socony Vacuum ......... Studebakcr ""] Standard of N j ."' Texas Carp J C Penney U S Steel '."'. Sears Southern Pacific '. 148 3-4 74 7-8 29 5-E 33 3--! 64 3-8 161 1-2 44 1-4 73 1-4 56 1-4 12 3-4 27 3-4 23 1-8 24 14 116 5-8 21 1-4 68 5-8 60 3-8 57 5-8 28 1-2 42 1-4 52 1-2 Rainfall in Blytheville Since Jan. 1 Passes One-Foot Mark Rainfall totaling nearly one and three-quarters Inches In the 'ast three days today boosted total precipitation since Jan 1 past. he one-foot mark. «. ' ' A total of 12,5 Inehpj; nf rain degrees of 125 Inches of rain as fallen thus far this month— 07 Inches more than the normal lean rainfall for Blytheville in anuary. By this date last year, 17 inches had fallen. A rainfall measurement made at am. today showed that 124 iches fell during the preceding hours. A half-inch of rain fell er the weekend. Light but steady rain continued fall today and more was fore- ast for Northeast Arkansas to- ight. C. G. Redman, secretary of iramage District 17, said this orning that the recent rains prob- bly brought a slight rsle In water t Big Lake. The guage at Big akc, however, was still broken to- ay. Mr. Redman said a slight rise ad been reported at Kennett A 45-dogree drop in tempcraliirc :companied the Increased rain eslcrday. The mercury fell from n'gh of 79 degrees Sunday to maximum of only 34 degrees esterday. Low last night was M Ice Coals Northwest Arkansas LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 31— W,— Arkansans were promised another day of winter—cold and wet—by the weather bureau here today. Northwest Arkansas, already covered with a sheet of ice reported sub-freezing temperatures with Icy roads and rain this morning. The Highway Department In Little Rock said all highways are still open, but mororists arc beitig advised not to travel over some sections of Highway 71 in Northwest Arkansas between Port Smith and Fayettevllle. A department spokesman said the "ice coating over some sections of 71 are dangerous and motorists are being advised to travel at their own risk." Fayettevllle reported a low of 24 degrees this morning the low for the state. Harrison had 26 degrees and Batc.5vllle reported 27 degrees In Little Rock, the mercury dropped 34 degrees, and rain continued TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS •hoJT? 1 ! 1 ° AKS r " E ^ MIU: "X&HNOis^Thiraerlal view shows what happened when an oil lank car in the hand freujht train left the rails near Splckard. the cars s " eorc<i ° ff niddle ot Mo. There a ROCK were no ! StHtl Phone Workers in fi/yf/iev/7/e Ready to Goon Strike Feb. 8 n, (CIO) are ready to strike Mr Arrangement have been made by the union to set up strike headquarters in . the Olencoc Hotel across the street from the telephone office Headquarters were set up in the hotel during the strike i year apo. Picket lines will be thrown around he telephone office in Blytheville Mr. Yates said. Captains and co- captains for picket lines have been selected, he said. Bob Walden Is city strike director for the union. Picket line hours have not been ;et. Mr YaUjs said, but will be de- crnilned as the strike progresses During the last strike, picketing be- san on a 24-hour basis but was filer put on a 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. chedule when the company agreed not to bring in non-union workers dnrlmj the pickets' absence, he said There were "no hard feelings" bc- wcen the company and the union n the strike a year ago, Mr Yates id. Meanwhile. Truman Scolt. Blythe- lle manager for Southwestern Sell, said he hart received no in- ormation from company officials n regard to plans for operation dur- ng the strike and declined to com- nenl on the Impending walkout. State Official Begins T our of Missco Schools Dean H. Whlteside. state super- Isor of rural education, today bean a visit of Mississippi County chools for crcditatlon purposes. Mr. Whlteside, former superln- endent at Osceola. said prior to wrtmg the rating program that h» vas particularly interested In Im- ronng the teaching of health and icalth education in rural schools In lias connection he stated that special effort to improve health onditlons in rural schools will be nade. John Mayes. county school snpcr- isor. will accompany Mr. Whltc- Irie on the school visitation pro- ram, it Is expected that the school Isits will take the greater part of week. New York Cotton Open High Low 1:30 Iar 3136 3136 3133 3134 Ia y 3134 3137 3133 31.38 «'» 3074 3071 3073 3076 28a3 2S85 2882 2835 2874' 2375 2311 2873 N. 0. Cotton lar. lay uly Jet. Dec. Open High Low 1:30 3121 3121 3118 3120 3125 3126 3124 3126 3062 3065 3062 3065 2875 2376 2814 2877 2864 2864 2362 2863 Soybcons far lay July Open High Low 23!ii 232 s ; 231 Close 23 2',4 228"'4 230 227->i 229*4 223 223 <A 222 "4 22314 of lhe uominunlcntions Workers of . . . - :c Feu - 8 when a nationwide walkoul ol telephone workers is scheduled lo start. Mike Yatcs, president of CWA Lo-cal 31G5. said [his morning that the Impending strike will affect about •15 telephone operators and nine plant department workers in the Blylhevllle office of Southwestern Bel! Telephone Co. Thus the walkout would be nearly 100 per cent effective here, since only three operators in the Blytheville office arc not members of the union, Mr. Yates said. Mr. Yales said he did not know if the Blytheville local would follow CWA President Joseph A. Beirne's suggestion that strikers make an effort-.-lo, break down local "automatic dial systems by jamming them \vith calls. He said he had received no word from district union officials in earrt to this move and that Beirne's call for Jamming of dia systems was still a suggestion and not an order. Strike. Headquarters Set Up Potato Surplus Plagues Brannan 50,000,000 Bushels May Be Destroyed If Congress Approves 31 <JF> _ was the VrSS ' , " iA Brici,Iture Branmm proposes lo destroy nround 50.000000 bushels of surplus potatoes unless Congress instructs him to make some other disposition of them JoTt ' S UlC <luiul1 "* °' surplus will he unable to dispose of through give-away programs lo domestic "" d , f " rc| B" "lief agencies, the school lunch program, and diversion into S larc°h "^ " la "" ra<!l ""> The potatoes are being bought by the department at prices averaging above $2 for 100 pounds under a price support program. Brannan told the Senate Aprl- culture Committee today the dr partmcnt would "dump" the potal toes by simply permitting them to remain In the areas where they are produced." He sa ld that cheapest way [o do It. Senator Anderson (n-A'M) a committee member and former secretary of ajericiillurt, put u, e Maine for the situation ,m Con- irres,. Flc ,, r <red ibal Congress cllher (1) let (hr deparlmi-m con- Jrol oiilpnc hy HmilinfT the number of bushels lhal can be pro rtuceil or (2) drop lh price support program. Anderson contended lhe present acreage limitation authored by Congress Is unworkable because far mers simply g row more potatoes for ench acre. The National Potato Council. In a telegram lo Committee Chairman me:- Thomas (D-Okla). protested ic dumping plan. The council said the plan would "place the entire [arm program in an untenable position insofar as public opinion and good will are concerned." As an alternative, the council suggested that the government ship the potatoes to Industrial users. Industrial t; M possible The surplus potatoes rould be nsed for making alcohol, but processors u-ouid take them only If the government paid the freight from oreVs of production lo plants Thai would cost the government about S15.000.000 In excess of the chase price. „„,.,,„ pur- le to agen- The department will contimi offer lhe potatoes lo relief a Blu - cics free of charge, at point of storage, as long as there Is a demand 'or them. It aho will continue to offer po- itoes for commercial export at one ta cent for 100 pounds, sacked », points of storage. Latest estimates Indicate the government may lose upwards of $100000.000 on surplus potatoes frcrn last year's crops. It lost close to 5250.000,000 on the 1948 crop Tlie department ha.v called upon gro-wers to plant about six per cent fewer acres this year than last year This cut In acreage Is designed to orlng production more nearly in line with consumer demands, so that government purchases could be reduced. Storms Kill Seyen TOKYO, Jon. 31. w>_Scven per- sonc were killed, 25 Injured and seven were missing after a sudden wind and rain storm last night. Collapsing houses In Northern Honshu caused four deaths. C-47, Searching Yukon for Plane, In Crash Landing Heroic Pilot Found By U. S. Engineers; Crew Members Hurt By LACIILAN MeDOKALD Anchorajje, Alaska, Times Reporter WHITEHORSE, y. T., Jim. 31. (AP)_]3ncktrackhiB on an heroic'? search pilot's trail through wnlst deep snow led a rescue party to five other crash survivors early todny ns the great C-54 plane search pressed on. The survivors, three reported Injured ami tlie other two "nil right' were beinff brought tn a milltarj camp hospital this morning. They crashed 21 miles south of this Yukon base yesterday while engaged with m0 ro than 50 other plane.; in the search for R missing U.S. Air Force C-54 transport witli 44 aboard. The rescue party slogged through five miles of wnlst deep snow to the C-47 search plane crash scene at t|ic base of Isolated Caribou Mountain. The parly followed u,,. ( ra || ll'ft liy 1,1 .Charles It. Harden, ui- lol Df the crashed C-47. With his face broken and Moody, lie stunned a truck on the Alaska Hieli- ivny late yesterday after a dcs- pcrtullnn five-mile hike. He stopped the truck early in the long sub-arctic night by signaling frantically with his flashlight. Harden Is from Elmendorf Field, Anchorage, Alaska. The rescue party Is heiulcd by I,t. Edwin Gulczynskl of Camp Carson, Colo. Pliuics circled over the wreckage throughout the night to assure the men that help was on the way. How .seriously three of the men were injured was not known. Harden was unable to tell. Among the two who escaped with shock mid minor bruises was Jack Borges, of Hie Midnight Sun Unmdcwtlug Co., Anchorage, who was aboard 05 a civilian observer. Names of the olh- ers were not learned, but all were crewmen from Klmciidorf Field. The swift moving rescue operation temporary ccplbed .-.the search for the C-54 which disappeared on a. homeward,..flight from Anchorage to Biggs"Field,;El Paso. Texas Last-Minute Rush To Buy Vehicle Licenses Looms A Inst-inlmite rush to obtain 1950 vehicle licenses appeared in storo today nnd tonight for offices or the Arkansas Revenue Department In both Blythcvllle and Osceola. Both offices will remain open until mldnighU—the deadline for purchasing tlie licenses—but even it appeared today that many owners will be paying the penalties that become effective tomorrow. Almost 2,000 vehicle owners have ret to buy city licenses at the lily- :hcville office and nearly 450 licenses remain to be Issued by the Osceola office. Some 3,100 have been sold to date In Blythevlllc and 2.009 have been issued In Osceola, those offices reported today. Penalties which go In effect tomorrow could double the price of a license if a dcliqucnt vehicle owner waits long enough. Tlie penalty Is S3 for the first 10 days after the deadline, $G for the next 10 days, and so on until the price of the Iccnse is reached. Suspects Released MILAN, Italy. Jan. 31. (A',— Police disclosed today three youths were -irrested Monday when they tried enter the U. S. consulate here to protest the arrival of the American arms aid coordinator, Joseph N. Jacobs. Police said they were released after questioning. Truman Calls For Truce in Coal Dispute President Asks Fact-Finders To Make Quick Investigation WASHINGTON, Jan. 30. (AP)—President Truman today called lor a 70-day Inice in the coal mining deadlock wlulo presidential facl-findcrs investigate. * He proposed to act outside thu union-hated Tuft-Hartley act. following the same pattern he used In last year's steel strike. In messages to the United Mino Workers and leading operator groups, M r . Truman asked that they ngreu to: 1. Seventy days of full coal production beginning Kb. 6. 2. An Investigation by a, presidential board of three which would ba under Instructions to make recommendations within so dnys for a. settlement of the mining contract dispute. Neither side would bo bound to accept the board's recommendations The president asked for replies to his proiwsfil by neon Saturday Feb. 4. Mr - 1'r an stepped Into the situation as the number of coal miners now Idle to liver 100,000. The oilier 300,000 mine™ are working only three days a week. Ills proposal came only 24 hours before John I,. Lewis, head of tlie United Mine Workers, Is to renew PILOT OF MISSIN<i C-54—MaJ. Gerald P. Brltlaln, 3G, Akron, O. was pilot of C-M. when It lef Texas, which was lost In Alaska Friday while on return flight to Texas MaJ. Brlttaln was formerly persona pilot for Genera! Lucius Clay. (AI Wirephoto). Armorel Plans $50,000 Gym And Cafeteria . combination gymnnsium and cafe teria at Armorel High School havi been completed and bids for tin structure will "be accepted Feb. 14 it was announced yesterday. The gym and cafeteria will be constructed on the campus of the high school at an estimated cos of $50,000. The school at presen has neither a cafeteria nor a gymnasium. According to Uzzell S. Branson Btythevlllo architect who has beer employed by the Armorel Schoo District to draw plans for the structure. the gym and cafeteria will be housed In the same brick nnd tile building. The building will be equipped with regulation size basketball court permanent type bleachers, a stage and dressing and rest rooms The cafeteria will be In one win lhe building and lhe gym In the other. Mr. Branson said lhat provldet the contract Is let by Feb. 14 It \s ft hoped construction will begin early March. The building Is expected to be completed In time for use during the 1051-52 school year Sullivan's Cafe Is Purchased By Earl Snider Sale of Sullivan's Cafe, 114 North Second Street, to Earl Snider, Blytheville grocer, was announce'd today by Al Sullivan, former owner. Mr. Sullivan Is now operating cafe In Murfrecshoro. Tenn.. and will move his family to Murfrces- boro In the near fulure. Mr. Snider said the name of the cafe would be changed but that i new name has not yet been sc ected. Tugs in Futile Ail-Out Effort To Free Big Ship from Mud Flat NORFOLK. Va., Jan. 31. W,-A Chesapeake Day mud flat refused ,oday to release the Battleship Missouri to the U. a. Navy A mighty two-hour effort k> free the stramlcd <5.000-ton warship was officially called off at 7r32 ajn. by a terse message from the MIs- ouri's bridge: Tlie pull Is over. Prepare to pull again tomorrow." Tlie H tugs that had addnd their* . »wer to anchor winches and churn- d the calm seas to a muddy coflee olor were ordered to retire. Failure of the effort was attributed largely lo lhe fact that north- ast winds died down during the •Ight and a tide higher than nor- in! did not develop. The Navy had looked for six nches of extra water nljove the an- Iclpalcd 27-fool depth. It didn't develop bill the Navy went ahead anyway. Zero hour was 6:45 a.m., high lido at Hampton Roads, There was an occasional shudder board the giant ship hut she made no movement over the Ixittom. The tugs, directed from lhe bat- leshlp, made an all-out effort to udge the battleship from the shoal where she grounded January 17. As hey strained a one and a half- nch steel wire to one tug snapped and whipped through the nlr, but njurod no One, Another wir« link- ing the tug to the ship held. The Missouri sent out a query on the availability of additional salvage units, then at 7:07 a.m. she sent this message: "All tugs on port side stop. All tugs on starboard side stop." But at 7:15 a.m., she called them In on the port bow for another go at U Today's effort had been called officially a dress rehearsal of the coordinated efforts to float the 45 000- ton battleship. But the Navy left little doubt that it wanted the dress rehearsal to be jo complete that the main show would not have to go on at all. It was pointed out unofficially that since Admiral W. H. P. Blandy. Allantic fleet commander, Is turn- J"S over his command to Admiral w. M. Pechtclcr tomorrow, the Navy wanted the biggest fighting unit of the United Slates to be afloat when the ewapover wat made. contract iiegoltallons ' wllh Northern and Western miners. TJielr lalks arc to open here at 2 p in tomorrow. Mr. Truman salt! In his message: "In making this proposal, I do not wish lo Interfere wllh any bargaining conferences lhat may assist in the settlement of this dispute. I would appreciate your Informing me by 12 noon Saturday February 4, 1050, If the normal pro- ducllon of coal will be resumed 'on Monday, February fi, 1050,- without reference lo this proposal. "If producllon will be so resumed Ihls proposal may be disregarded. If you can not Inform me that noimal production will be rgsmBfd p.m. 8a In i day, February 4, and'I' urge your acceptance In the national Interest." Sends Telegram lo Leu-Is Tlie telegram was sent to Lewis and to George H. Love, operators 1 spokesmen for lhe National Bituminous Wage Conference, Pittsburgh Consolidation Co.; Harry M Moses president of the H. C. Prick coal Co.; and Joseph E. Moody, president of the Southern Coal Producers Association. Mr. Truman told them that tho coal dispute. Inflicts "severe hardship upon the miners and their families 'and severe economic loss upon those who have invested In bltumlnou.'i coal mines." He said contlnuoiu producllon of an ade- quale soft coal supply Is essential See TRUCE on Page 12 govern- Jaycees Start Drive to Boost Hoover Plan "Operation Economy," a drive to obtain public support for Hoover Commission proposals, was officially launched In Blylheville last night when the sponsoring Junior Chamber of Commcrle voted to back all the recommendations for streamlining the federal ment. The drive Is being sponsored on nation-wide basis by the U. S. Junior chamber or Commerce and will be conducted through'"Operation Economy" projects of Its 1800 local clubs. Principal aim of the project Is to interest taxpayers In the methods suggested by the Hoover Commission to Increase efficiency and economy In federal government by reorganizing and correlating its activities. Before voting to support the Hoover recommendations the Jaycees last night heard James Gardner explain the proposals nnd point out current waste and Inefficiency In government activities. During "Operation Economy." *hlch Is to be a long-range project of Indcfinlle rthratlon, citizens will be urged to write their senators and represcntallves to the effect that Congress should approve the Hoover proposal-!. The Jaycees will sponsor speech anct poster contests for high school •students, with "Operation Econ- omy'' as the theme. The speech contest will be open to both Junior and senior high school students. Separate poster contests will be held for Junior and senior high students. prUcs of $15, .$10 and S5, donated by other civic groups, will >e awarded. Winning posters will be displayed n downtown store windows and pecch contest winners will speak at ft future Jayccc meeting. •Tames Roy. chairman of lhe pro- eel, said petitions urging Congres- ional approval of lhe proposals will » circulated In Blytheville antl lent to Arkansas legislators in Washington. Jimmle Edwards, past president if the Jaycees, Is state chairman or "Operation

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