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Friday, February 10, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 275 Blytheville Dally New BlythevUle Courte Blytheville HeraM Vallej Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, FKUKUAKY 10, 1950 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Court Casts Doubt On Legality of New Demands by Lewis By Hiiruld w. Ward WASHINGTON, Feb. 10. (AP) — A court decision cast doubt today on the legality of four of John L. Lewis' cou- • tract demands, and a top official expressed hope this might speed an agreement ending the soft coal strike. NLRB General Counsel Robert. N Denham said the ruling by Federal Judge Richmond B. Ketch might narrow the area of disagreement between the Jnited Mine Workers president and the nation's coal operators—thus finally clearing the \vay to settlement of their long dispute. Some sources suggested, however, that by stiffening the miners' resistance It might have Just the opposite effect. It was at Denham's request that Judge Kecch agreed late yesterday lo issue an injunction against union contract demands which mine owners complained were illegal. All four of the contract terms Involved were containel in the conl agreements which expired last June 30— setting off the dispute which (•jkninntert this week in the walkout 0^370,000 UMW members. A three-man presidential board A/lies Plan Retaliation For Soviet Blockade BEHUN, Feb. 10. (iT'j—U. S. High Commissioner John J. McCloy said today the allies will lm|M>sc counter measures against tost Germany If the Russians continue their "slow-down" blockade on Berlin highway trade. « McCloy said he would not describe as a "reprisal" the embargo on steel exports to the Eastern Zone, announced Feb. 4 by the West German government, but he added: , "Tne arm-twisting tactics of the last few weeks would not make one over-tolerant to Soviet sensibilities." A previous announcement said steel shipments were being cut off Formosa, Korea to Get $88 Million in U.S. Aid WASHINGTON, Feb. 10. (IPf— The Senate quickly approved and sent to the White House today an $88,000,000 program of economic ntd for South Korea and Formosa. The spending plan, aimed at help-^ ing check Communism in the Far East. was approved by (he House yesterday. 240 to 134. The Senate, which already had voted aid for anti-Communist South Korea, was scheduled to take up ts due to report to the White House, posibly tonioi row, on the facts of the dispute, thus clearing the way for Presilent Truman to seek nn emergency Tnft-Hartley Act injunction aimed at sending the miners back to work for at least.80 (lays. Mr. Truman told his news conference yesterday he doesn't have, and doesn't want, no\ver to seize the'coal mines. Situation Becoming Critical The pits have been shut down tight since Monday. Before that some were closed and others worked only three dnys a week, squeezing the nation's coal stores from more than 15 days' supply a year ago to little more than two weeks' stocks above ground today. White House action was expected because the soft coal shortage was becoming more critical daily. Thousands of workers in plants and railroads dependent- on the mines were being laid off in increasing waves. Violence was reported in West Virginia and Kentucky mines as roy- ing 'pickets'kept even mninu c^to's out of the pits. - ^ne Norfolk and Western Railroad —which once boasted that, as a cnnl-currying line it used nothing but '-coal locomotives—turned in desperation to dtesel engines yes- separate bill carrying aid for the Chinese Nationalists on Formosa. Instead. Chairman ConmUly '(D- Text moved that the Senate merely accept the one-package House bill providing atd for both countries. Senator Knou'land (Calif.), Republican leader, agreed. Vice President Bnrkley announced the measure had parsed by voice vote, without debate. Less than a quorum of the Senate was present. Tlie program provides $60,000,000 for the Republic of Korea and $28,00(1,000 for the Chinese Nationalist defenders of Formosa. These funds would be spent over the next rive months. Bill Gets Priority The Senate, which alrealy has cd economic aid to Korea, pushcc aside all other business to take up separate Formosa-aid measure, The biH was RjxmsorDd by Republican Senators Knowland ol California and Smith of New Jersey and had administration support. After the vote on Formosa aid hi added, a conference will be callci to work out an agreement on thi Senate and Holisc measures. Tin conference is expected to accept thi House bill. That measure authorizes the EC onomic Cooperation Administrate to spend $60,000.000 by June 3 for capital Improvements and ra material Imports into Korea. Th program would be started by $30,000,000 advance from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. The Formosa aid would come out of $103,000,000 which was left over from funds voted to China last year. It becomes available merely by ex- See FORMOSA, Page U Court Told Fuchs Confessed eeiuise the East Zone 1ms failed o fulfill its part, of the tnule agree- lent, providing for the steel deli- crlcs. Guards nt the Soviet Zone front - cr 1QQ miles west of here were re- iorted today using more delaying actics oti vrucks bound to ntitl from Berlin. At Helmsl*rtt t Uie border cliccV joint, 05 Berlin-bound trucks and 100 west-bound vehicles were lined jp while frontier guards cleared hem at the rate of seven to nine , rucks an hour In each direction. McCloy declined at a press conference here to say what reprisals allied powers might Invoke. "Smell of Propaganda" The high commissioner said there was a "smell of propaganda" about plans for a rally of 500,000 Communist youths in Berlin May 28. 'This Is not something to get tensed up about, but to watch and make our plans accordingly/' he said, adding: "By June 1 West Berlin will still be here and so will we." Some German sources had predicted East German Communists woi'ld attempt to seize control of West Berlin during the youth rally. McCloy charged trie HussSans were "making a great effort to re-regl- nient youth in Eastern Germany." The youth rally, he asserted, is "just another abuse of the nil ml and character of the German youth." "We sa\v It happen also during Hitler,' he declared. McCloy, who arrived by special train from West Germany this morning crossed the Soviet Zone frontier without delay. He planned to return tonight. He predicted that European recovery aid for West Berlin would "have an impact soon." And would reduce the present staggering number of 300,000 unemployed. Work Relief Requests Exceed Jobs on Hand Work relief programs In Norlli and Soulli Mississippi County were being swamped with calls for assistance this week. RedCo-Operation OnA-BombAsked That's Solution to Disarmament, Truman And Backers Maintain farm Bureaus 7950 Membership Campaign In Blytheville Reaches Record Total of 730 Farm Bureau membership solicitation in Blytheville has reached *• in"' - Judgfi ''Keech's .injunction would direct Lewis to "respond to n ten- Tveek-oM bargaining invitation of the Southern Coal Producers Assoc- ; Intion—but without demanding: (1) A union shop, which the jurist ?aid the UMW was not eligible to have under the Tnft-Hartley Act; 12) A welfare fund exclusively for UMW members; (3) a clause saying that miners would work only when "willing and able"; and (4) a provision for "memorial periods." The last two provisions have been used In the past as reasons for mine walkouts. The injunction, which the judge ordered drawn up for his signature by NLRB attorneys, will last until the NLRB finally rules on whether the controversial practices are "unfair." UMW attorneys promptly began preparing an appeal. The court's decision brought this comment from Ucnhnm: '"Now they will have the area of Jhfgaiuing defined. This ought to Aptied up an agreement, if they can g^t those illegal things out of the way. "T hope they will sit down at once and (ict some bargaining done. Tf T hadn't hoped for that. T never ^.o:-!cl have moved for the injunction." But Lewis, strinncd of Hs bargain- Ine points, mirrht decide that the miners' strike weapon was the only thing left to force the operators to grant wage and welfare fund In- errors which he is demanding. Thr»t would m n an intensifying the -stride, nnd possibly defying the l)?rU-to-work injunction the President is exoectcd to seek next week. Mr. Truman's fact-finding board. rushing to get a report to the While House, snt hi on eriht hours ol bargaining between Lewis and the operators on Wednesday, Nothing came of Ont except information for the report. last night.' ' ; J. N. Smotheruion, director, said that additional contacts were to be made/and that those not contacted could mail membership fees to Godfrey White ' at - Osceola, or to Box 169 in Blytheville. Approximately 25 workers attended the dinner-"meeting. At the meeting it ^as pointed out that othei North Mississippi county communities 'were having little trouble in reaching, suggested quotas, and that the county quota of ^-000. would _. possibly be oversub- iferibed. " ^ At Manila, O- O- Stivers, chairman, reported that the 350 goal had been reached, and that still other .contacts were to he made. Charles tangs ton. chairman of the Number Nine membership drive, reported 75 memberships, exceeding the 1949 membership by 15; and at Yarbro, W. H. • Wya 11, ch a irmnn, hns enlisted 12 of a T5 goal, exceeding last year's enlistment by -18 members. J. O. Edwards and Virgil S. John- son; heading the campaign at Leachville, said that the 400 quota there, probabiy would not be met,.but that already more than last year's enlistment hatt been obtained. This was 210. A partial report shows 100 memberships enlisted in the New Lib- erly area by w". E. Young. An estimate shows a total of 1402 in North Mississippi County, and. H. C. Knappcnberger, Farm Bureau vice-president, said that it was apparent that the 2.GGQ goM set up iby the state would be met and possibly the 2,400 voluntary goal set up by community leaders. B1E1DGKR "TESTIFIES — Harry Bridges, west coast longshore labor tender, sits in the witness chair In federal ccurl at San Francisco, Calif. during a recess after he began tcst- ug in hLs own bchsOC against charge or perjury. Bridges is accused of swearing falsely that he wasn't a Communist. CAP Wire- Select Envoy to U, S. ; FRANKFURT. Germany. Feb. 10. Wi—Dr. Hans PciitanBn-Schoenin- gcii. who claims lie once plotted lo bomb Adolf Hitler, lias been nominated ns Germany's first 'postwar envoy lo the United Stntes. American officials disclosed today. The greying. 63-year-old agricultural expert was proposed by the west German government, the officials said. The government was invllod by the allies last week to "nd envoys immediately to Washington. Paris and London. '~w York Cotton Mar O.l Dec.. Open High Low 1:30 3170 3175 3167 3171 > 3174 317« 3168 3m 3127 3134 3125 3130 2MCI M26 2421 2931 Soybeans Open High Low Close Mar 231 i, 231-\ 230'i 231 > May 229-K 2:9 n ; 229 223 July 225U 225'.5 2241a 225 N. O, Cotton Open High Low 1:30 Mar 3152 3153 3148 315Q May . ..'... .31G1 3165 3155 3160 July . .. 3114 3121 3110 3117 OcL 2919 2925 2>12 2917 Dec. . ...;.. 2008 2914 V 2»05 2900 Columnist Tells of Stamp Deals Forcing PO Official to Resign WASHINGTON, Feb. 10. (>Pi— Jerry Kluttz, Washington Post columnist, wrote today that he was one of the "investors" in the stamp deal that forced the resignation of a Postofficc Department official. KlrtU said he put a total of* S21.GOO of his own friends' money series of slump transactions ind came out with a personal pro- it of SB25. The two friends from whom he borrowed money, Kliittz said, received a profit of 52,675. Klnttz writes a daily column about i.he activities of government emp- loyes.' He devoted today's entire column to an account of his dcnl- Inss with Harold F- Ambrasc. former $IO,000-a-yenr public retail oils official of the Postofficc Department. Ambrose Asked to Resign Ambrose was asked to resign after it was disclosed that he was the agent in stamp deals which. |x>st.i] officials say, ran to several hundred thou.snd dollars. The officials say some investors marie money but others apparently lost heavily. As far as they have found. Ambrose violated no federal lavs ant' no federal money was involved. Khittz said he has known Ambrose for 12 years. He said he sought Ambrose's aid a couple of years ago in buying $1,500 worth of commemorative stamps as an Investment The idea, Khittz wrote, was Lo hole the stamps for several years ant then sell them to stamp collectors at a profit. He said he still had thoM- stamps. - In the following year, Klutt?; re lated, Ambrose several times sug- . gcstcd other stamp purchases. Fo "financial reasons," KUittx said, " didn't buy." Then around last Labor Day Kluttz said, Ambrose talked to bin about a prospective "quick turnove deal" to sell a certain issue o stamps to an unidentified frieni i New York. Sale Called Honest '1 he postal official assured me epeatcdly that there was nothing wrong' or even questionable about lie proposed sale." Kltittz wrote, He said he merely knew of someone vho wanted lo buy .something and LO c uld purchase awl sell to him t a higher price. To me it looked ike a grand opportunity." So, Kluttz continued, he put up ifi.60.0. including money borrowed rom friends. The deal brought a Fast profit of S2.700. he said, and In .be next few month. 1 ; there were a series of simitar transactions. Klnttz said he pulled out of the orsmcss last December after Ambrose had slowed down In making payoffs and failed to pay .on one deal. He continued: 'All in all, I put up 521,600 by turning over the original SG.COO several times. In return I received 525,300. a net profit of $3.700. My friends received $2,&15 of it; one got $1,750. the other S3.125. "My net \vas $825 and it came harder than the hoeing T did cornfields at 10 cents an hour when T was a kid. But t'm thankful I got out as well as I did financially." By Jack Kcll WASHINGTON. Feb. 10-(/P)— President Truman found some solid backing In Congress today for his statement thnt n little cooiicrullan from Russia is all that's needed to set up effective world atomic controls, Mr. Truman made clear to his news conference yesterday that he isn't budging from the Bnruch Plan for control through iiUcrnnliona! atomic inspection. The Baruch Plan lias been before the united States for many months H is mimed [or Bernard M. Llaruch one of IUs principal architects. Russia has refused to accept Its provision for Inspection of atomic projects. The President, endorsed Sccreturj of State Acheson's stand thnt Russia keeps agreements only whci forced to by existing- conditions. Mr. Truman said he sees no ren son to set up a commission to re survey the Baruch Plan in the ligh of his go-ahead order on the H bomb. The President also made It p]aii he intends to disregard a proposn by Senator McMnhon (D-Conn) that this country spetuT.s $50,000,000,000 on a five year economic aid plan. - i ,No Need for Arms Confab As outlined by the senator, such aid would be open to Russia if she agreed to effective tilomlc controls nnd shifted two-thirds of her arms into 'peaceful channels. uuilreelitm, the President also rejected n, ulevv by Senator Tydltigs (D-Md) for a call for a world, disarmament conference. Mr. Truman said disarmament Is linked to atomic controls. If an atomic agreement could be reached, h e said, disarmament probably would follow swiftly. The situation liadn't been changed by his order to go ahead with the hydrogen bomb work, he declared, adding that there isn't any use to get all steamed up about' it because we're working toward a peaceful situation in the world. "You think public discussion of this problem does no good?" asked columnist Doris Flecson. Flushing, the President said: Don't start, putting words in my mouth. Public discussion helps every subject if It is done In a sane way. he added. McMahon and Tydings had no immediate comment on the President's views, Both indicated, however, they will have more to say about the question in the next few days. Among other lawmakers, tUcrc was support of the President's contention thnt this country has done nil it can toward getting international atomic controls. Work programs, which allow a null wage payable in foodstuffs lo 'ic needy unemployed in exchange ar labor, w ere functioning in euvhvUlc. Qsccoln. myUV;vllle ami »cll during the week. In each CJIKC, lie number of applicants has ex- ecrlcU the amount of avnllnblc ,-ork. In Lctichvlllc, no work is Ijcfug ivcn IhLs week, uml will not lie Ivcn until Tuesday of next week vhon the plan, is scheduled to he mt Into working order. A commit- ee l s soliciting the work there, irlor to opening up the program. Arthur Rushing, manager of the ilytheville program, .said Urn about 75 applicants for work relic. "\acl been received at the pvojncl leaclqimrtcrs nt the Scout Hut 01 .he American Legion lot, but thai only about two thirds had beei ivcn assistance. Mr. Hushing si\Ul that Uck iob.s WHS still proving fi bottle neck "or the program, since many ha< be refused assistance becausi t work had been provided. In Osccnla, '25 of Ihe 45 applicant have received assistance. The pro grain there is set up essentially 01 the sume plim us the Htythcvllli igi'am, but offers transportnlini for unemployed lhat huve no sva of getting to the job locations. At Lciiehvlllc, Lcroy Carter. Joe Wheeler, the Uev. Carl Burkes nnd, the iiev. Mr, Pierce are soliciting the work. Prosecution Says Scientist Admitted Atom Secret Thefts LONDON, Fei>. 10. (AP)—Klaus Kucha, brilliant Ger- vuui-horn British atom scientist, confessed that since 1942 lie knowingly and continuously passed on to Soviet Russia vital British-American atomic secrets, the prosecution told Housing Project Survey Planned Work Will Begin Monday on Check of Conditions Here J. Mcll Brooks, executive secretary of BlyihcvillcVi Housing Authority, announced today that a survey ol housing conditions En the city wil get under \viiy Monday Mr. Brooks Mated the local authority has obtained the services ol the Economic -Ho.seni'ch Agency ol Madison, Wise., (a conduct the survey. Work on the 75 milts for Noun occupancy, Mr. Brooks said, is now in the preliminary stages. He sale the Authority "has received iUs Eirs preliminary loan contract, callin the advance of $35.030 'to cove .he survey of housing conditions drawing of plnn.s and -selection surveying of sUc.s". Two other projeels for the cU have also been approved by the l j ub !io Housing Administration. One calls for 80 unite, to be lo cated on South Division Street, Ih other for 7.5 units on a site as yc not named. Both are for white occupancy. Progress on the.BQ-unlt project I.s temporarily tied up in court action which resulted when two Little Hock contractors filed suit to enjoin the Authority from awarding a, single contract to cover nil phases of the project. AT OiM 1C K I'SIO NAT I () N—Lewis ' Strauss (alwve) resinned from lie Atomic Energy Commission with hint that lie had won a fight hou President Truman ordered a go-ahead on the hydrogen .super bomb. Strauss poses In lifs office fifler the announcement of the resignation. He told the president that wanted to return to private life. (AE> wirephoto). New York Stocks Wrerfc Damages 4 In-Transit Cars Four 1950 model Ciitlillctcs were heavily damaged at 2 a.m. today when a Commercial Carriers auto transport IrvtcV. overturned on a curve on Highway fil near Luxora. Don Potter or Leaniclas, Mich.. driver of the truck, escaped unln- lured. He told State Trooper Don Walker that a smaller truck lorcod him off the road and that his truck overturned when it hfl a hole in the shouldej. The truck also was heavily damaged. The auto transport truck was cn- rolitc fcom Detroit to Shreveport, La., Trooper Walker said. J:30 p.m. quotations: A T ,V T 140 5-8 Arncr Tobacco TI 7-8 Anaconda Copper 29 3-4 Ficth -Steel 33 1-4 Chrysler Of) 1-2 Coca Cola 162 Gen Electric 44 7-8 Gen Motors 713-4 MoritROtnery Wurrt 58 1-2 N Y Central 12 3-8 Inl Harvester 28 3-8 National Distillers 1'.'. 3-4 Rctmbllc Steel 25 Radio 15 Socony Vacuum 101-4 Sludebakcr , 20 3-4 Slaml.ird of N J C8 1-8 Texas Corp Bl 1-2 .1 C Penney 60 U S Steel 29 3-4 Sears 42 Southern Pacific 52 3-4 Hungary to Try American Man For Espionage - BUDAPEST. Hungary, Feb. 10. {/T 1 ) —The Ministry of Justice announced today that American bufilncxs- man Robert E. VoRRlcr would be tried Feb. 17 on charges of espionage nntt siiboliige. Vojjelcr, European representative of the international Telephone and Telegraph Co., hns been held Incommunicado since his arrest last Nov. 18. 'J*he ministry announced FXU;ar Sunder.s, British .subject and local I. T. <fc T. representative, and five ITunKtirlan nationals also would be tried with Voider before a Budapest court of Justice. The government hns announced that Vcgcler and Sanders have confessed their guilt. Thn U. S, Stale Department ordered Hungary's consulates In New York and Cleveland closed after the government here refused to let American Minister Nathaniel P. Davis interview Vogclcr and another American arrested here. The latter, Jewish Welfare Agency Director Israel Jacolxson, later was released and expelled from the country. Vogclcr probably will be defended by a Hungarian attorney appointed by the Hungarian government- A request hns been mfidc that he be allowed to an American at- tcrncy also. Deputy Premier Matynn Rakes! fiald this would have to be "considered" by the government and that he could give no assurance it would be permitted. 11 British court today. Conceivably I his could, have Included Information not only on thi atom bomb but also the hydrogen bomb, The Bow Street Court ordered 38-year-old Fuchs held for formal trtol In Old Bailey Criminal Court at the session beginning Feb. 28 on two charges of violating the Official Secrets Acts. He faces a maximum of 14 years in prison If convicted. Fuchs. a reportedly self-admitted "Dr. Jekyll nnd Mr. Hyde" among the muster minds of the atom, ucccptcd' £100 (then $400) In 1946 'as * symbolic payment signifying his subservience to the cause Cof world communism)," a crown witness tolii the court. Labeled "Fanatic" The mild-mannered Filch s, » wartime rcfiiycc from the Nazta, merely blinked his eyes behind hla thick, spectacles as the prosecutor, Chrlslnm Humphreys, labeled him a "political fanatic 011 the payroll of a foreign power." The prosecution produced a statement it said, wits signed by Fuchs, describing UlmscU ns R. "sclilzoprcnlc" (split personality) who hud divided hU mind Into two compartments. One permitted him to carry on agreeable contacts with those around Win nt llie Harwell atom plant. The other established him a-s a person completely independent of the forces of society. Fuchs wiis the leading atom researcher during the \vi\r at Harwell Britlan's atomic establishment, and head of the Theoretical Physics Branch, the henrt of atomic science. Y lii the United States, there were indications that he had access ta the most vital of Information, In- • eluding probably the .riydrogen Iximb. Moreover, It was- said In Washington such ! he'may""•" have passed OH coultl have sped Russia's achievement of ah nlomic- cxploslon. During the war, Fuchs vtsltcd the Oak Ridge, TtJin,, atomic energy pkmt aiiri the laboratory at l/is Alamo. 1 !, N. Mcx., where the world's first atom bomb was produced. Signed Statement At the hearing 'before Magistrate Laurence Dunnu, Sccvirlty Officer William James Sknrdon testified Fuchs had signed a statement when he was questioned at Hfirwcll plant on his arrest last week. In the statement, Fucta was said to have asserted that wh en ,he learned the kind of v/ork he was to do In Britain, "I decided to Inform Russia and I establish! contnct through another member the Communist Party." "Since that time I huve had col SEC SPiT on l»ajre 1-t Reds Prepare To Hit Hainan TAIPEI, Formosa, Feb. 10. The Nationalist Chinese Defense Ministry today said units of six Red armies had been mussed on I.iu- chow Peninsula and on the south China mainland for an attack on Hainan island At the same time Hie ministry .said n great, number of Chinese Junks were being gathered for the Invasion. 'Copter Again Aids Flood Area Visit A United States Coast Guard helicopter made IUs second stop within a week at the Blyth«vllle Airport todfiy. Both stops have been in connection with a health survey being conducted by Red Cross nurses in the flood areas about Tomato and Musgrave Bar.. Mrs. Mary jane Crane started a survey of minor tllresses near Tomato early this week, nnd Miss Myrtle Wilson of Jonesboro was to cor.ipletc the survey totf.ay. The helicopter's pilot for both survey trips was Lt. (}•£•) F. W. Brown. He was accompanied on today's trip by LI. Comdr E. A. Crook, in charge of the Coast Guard operation, conducted Ls in cooperation with the Red Cross' check of Illness In disaster oeros. R. \V. Nichols, superintendent of schools at Armorel, served as guide for the group today. They landed on the school yard at Tomato and were met by boats to be ta'ien to the homes where IHnf.s<es were reported. Island 25 aloO Vias to be visited today. Rail Service Cut Due to Coal Crisis PITTSBURGH, Feb. 10 W>—The nation's coal-burning railroads rushed lo comply with Interstate Commerce Commission orders to slash service tonight because ol dwindling real stockpiles. Hur.dr(ds of trains will be taken out of service at 11.59 p.m. That will mean unemployment to an uncstlmaled number ol railroaders. Several thousand railroad emp- loyes already have been fiirloughed Unemployment in oilier Industries will skyrocket within the next three weeks nuless John L. I,ewis' striking coal miners go back to the pits. In addition to the 370,000 soft, coal diggers who arc striking at least 35.000 olhe workers In allied industries have been laid o*I because of coal shortages. The nation's soft coal supply variously estimated from one week to three \vceks. Regional shortages art being reported dally. Rescuers Near Stranded Searchers Hudson Super, Commodore Series Shown The Hudson Super and Custom Commodore models for 1950 were. Introduced In lilytticvillc todny at the showroom of Burnett Hudson ales. 114 South Lilly. On di.iplny today were a Custom otnmodore Eifi'it, a Custom Corn- nortore Six and a Super Six. The 1850 models fenturc n revised rill, new interior trim colors, new nstrtiment panel design, nn enlarg- d rear window and the Hudson jupcrmalic Drive. The Supcrmatlc 3rivc is a combined automatic nsmlssion nnd overdrive that can )C switched to conventional drive by a control on the instrument >annl. The new models retain the "step- down" design with recessed floor md the tnonobilt frame constructor Price reductions of from $87.50 :o $166.50 on all body types were announced last week by the Hudson vfolor Car Co. Both the Super and custom Commodore series arc available with the 123-horscpowcr Super Six and the 128-horscpower Super-Eight engines. WHVTEHORSE. Y. T., Feb. 10.' {/Tj—The prospect of imminent rescue today cheered ten airmen who hnve been stranded on a suowswcpt Yukon mountainside since their U. S. C-47 search r>laue crashed three days ago. Pood nnd medical assistance was brought to the stranded airmen yesterday by a team of six daring paratroopers who plummeted to the treeless slope while a ground rescue party fought Its way slowly toward the spot. The parachutists, who leaped from a Canadian nir force plane, all landed safely within 300 yards of the marooned men, some or whom were badly In need of medical care. A short lime later, another Koyal Canadian Mr Force Dakota (Canadian equivalent of the U. S. A. P C-41) dropped pup tents and hall a cord of fire wood to the huddled party, : Crashed Tuesday Night Tbe s t«a men, flvt U. Si. iircnen and Ivc Canadian yiltliers, were aboard; i C-47 which crashed Tuesday ni^hti Curing the two-week-old search for C-54 carrying 44 persons. Included among the rescue party vas a doctor train Ladcl rield, I-Vlr- banks,—Niajor S. J. Baczew- skl of Conshohockcn. Pa. He was to attend the three airmen who suf- 'crcd leg and arm fractures In the crash. Working toward the group, camped on the bald, slope 7,000 feet up the mountain, was another 12- man rescue crew coining overland from Pon Lake, 12 miles away. It was to have reached the scene after nightfall last night but whether It arrived on schedule was not announced by headquarters here. The overland party, dogged by bad luck, had only one of Its original four snow weasels at last reports. Three had lost their tracks in lough going along the bollom of tatn. Mountain T)csccnt Thinned Plans called for the comblne< group to start the descent of the mountain early today. A helicopter was held «t Pon Lake to evacuate the crash victims. Meanwhile, search officials planned to send more planes Inti the area southwest of Wolson Lake in an cllorl to check a series of SO! signals reported by a "ham"' radii operator In South Dakota. The operator, Bob Wagner, o I,cad, S. D., said the signals wer received Wednesday nnd gave th position at 130 w B»d CO N, fol lowed by the letters "NO FO. . Then the signal faded, but Wagne said he thought the last word wa "food." Search officials treated the re port with caution and emphasize! that the Watson Lake area had beei AshiUik Creek, which winds through searched repeatedly since the C-54 canyon to the base of the moun-' disappeared Jan. 28. Weofher Arkansas icrecasl: Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday. Warmer In cast and south portions Saturday. Missouri forecast: Fair tonight and Saturday. Not so cold east and south tonight except extreme south- cast. Somewhat warmer east and sovith portions Saturday. Low tonight 32-38; high Saturday, 60-65. Minimum this morning—40. Maximum yesterday—45. Sunset today—5:38. Sunrise tomorrow—6:50. Precipitation 21 hours to T a.m. today—none. Total since -Jan. 1—15.24. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—42.5. Normal mean for February—*3.4. This Dale I~isl Year Minimum this morning—31. Maximum yesterday--48. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this dat« —8.67.

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