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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL, XLV—NO. 288 Blythevtlle Dally Ne« Blythevllle Courier Blythevlllfi Hersld Mississippi Valley Ueadet THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAS1 ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTJIEVJLLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY,' KEBUUAY 25, VICTORIOUS ATTLEE—Prime Minister Clement Attlee (center) whose Labor Party is leading in Britain's parliamentary elections, stands at microphones in Walllmmstew after formal announcement that He had been re-elected to tlie House of Commons from Ills district, seated at right Is Wnlthnuutow Mayoor E. O. Redhead. The banner Hanging below is that of the "Returning officer," the official In charge ot election arrangements in the constituency. Others are not Identified. (AP Wirephoto via radio from London). Laborites to Carry On' Government, Attlee Says By the Associated Press LONDON, Feb. 25. (/P)—Prime Minister Attlee announced today his Labor government will carry on, despite the scant and shaky Parliamentary majority it won in .Thursday's elections. At the moment. Labor holds a nlne-vot* working margin in the House' of commons' with six GetsHew Role in Europe Status as Core Of Strategy and Economy Changing LONDON, Feb. 25. W)—The wobbly position into which British elections returned the labor government puts a new light on Britain's role as the core ot Western European strategy and economy. Until yesterday's election results, which gave the labor government an almost negligible majority. Britain was Europe's most stable postwar democracy. That fact was the foundation on which the economic, political and military strategy of (he Western democracies was based. While Britain seems in no danger of falling Into the kind of parliamentary chaos which has recently afflicted France, It may be a long time, before there is a government tltjVhitsnall that can speak firmly i<lr the nation. 'One observer commented toflay: "The British tion now whispers in two voices." Britain's new problem Is caused by the elimination of the liberals as a third parly to be reckoned with, while neither the Socialists nor the Tories have gained a solid majority. Effects May Be Varied The weakened condition of the new government may have varied effects on the domestic affairs of the nation. There appear to be even greater possibilities of trouble for the unstable government tn foreign relations, particularly those with her allies In the Marshall Plan and the Atlantic Defense Pact. Britain laid tlie foundation for the -West's firmest defense against aggression. First she signed an alliance with France at Dunkerque. This was followed <>y the five-nation Brussels alliance — the Benelux — adding Holland, Belgium arid Luxembourg to the alliance. Then all were absorbed in the North Atlantic Pact, ' dil- pol- .. - .„ political parlies In the new Parliament, a possible new election might turn the issue Into a political football as the Laborites and Conservatives Jockey for position. -tseati still In,doubt ^[though there are no major MBjtices of opinion on foreign ] (cy among the opposing polit Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and"Sunday. Colder In north portion Sunday. Missouri forccasl: Pair this afternoon aiid tonight. Sunday partly cloudy and slightly colder; low, U>- tiight 25 to 30 south; high Sunday 40s southwest portion. •'•••• .Minimum this morning 32. Maximum yesterday—55. Sunset today—S 52 Sunrlw, tomorrow—6:34.. precipltAlion 24 hours to 1 »j« today—nono j." ^ > Total sine? Jan 1—5081 , M-iii Icmreraluro (inidviaj b«- Ucea high and lovO-«5, < alter an emergency 75irSIru4t<?caS inet 'essioii It means tlie Labor Pirh will [on.i ai o'her goiernmcn ana run the : continuous risk o being -wrecked on a vote of confidence In the'House of Commons a a time not of its own,choosing. Attlee emerged fromUhe cablne meeting at No 10 Downing Street tlie Prime Minlster's\6ffblal res! dence, to say "Well, we are carrying.on." That was all he would say. bu the later the cabinet issued a form al- statement which said: Catiinel jiccl Decision "The cabinet met .this morninp to 'consider the situation arisini from the general election. "After consultation- with his col leagues, the Prime Minister ha decided that as the House of Com moils will contain a majority o labor members, it is tlie duty of til present administration to continui in olfice, for tlie king's governmen must. IK carried on. "Tlie Prime Minister hopes tha now that the election is over, a will once more give their full cf forts to carrying forward the nee essary work of the nation." The winning party, nevertheless plans a big victory celebration to its fiftieth birthday, night to coincide with observance o A strong comeback bid by th smooth parly machine of Conscrv ative Leader Winston Churchil although defeated, came so clos to the winning mark that Labor' mandate for giving Britain mor Socialism and more natior.alizatioi of Industry Is seriously threatened All but six of the 625 scats li the next House had been decidci last night Then the votc-countini stopped for the' weekend. An un touched record of 84 per cent Britain's qualified electors had cas a total of 28,528,90! votes. Ursuils So Far The results so far give Labo 314 scats, Conservatives 204 scaL Liberals eight, Irish Nationalists two and one seat to the neutra Speaker of the House. Results from five districts Ir Scolland will not be reported unl! Monday. Three of these are nor nfatly Conservative. Tlie sixth dist ricet still unreporled—in Manchest er—will not vote until next month EIGHT PAGES *,, of C. Pledges to Continue Work for Industrial Expansion Continued efforts for industrial levelopinent and general community service were pledged last night by Alvin Huffman, Jr., president of Biytheville's Chamber of Commerce, when lie addressed members al the group's annual banquet. "In an age when national and international affairs claim much ot Jur attention, we are inclined to forget that our opportunity for service is greatest at the community level." Mr. Huffman said prior to outlining the chamber's 1050 goals. 200 Persons Attend Approximately 200 persons were on hand in the Mirror Room of the Hotel Noble to hear reports by the incoming president and J. L. Gunn, immediate past president of the chamber. Principal speaker was Edwin Vcn- nard, vice president of Middle West Service Company, Chicago. Cementing on the chamber's 1950 program, Mr. Huffman.listed those projects as foremost among those under consideration: I. Industrial expansion. !*. An effective building and &on- Ing ordinance. 3. Continued efforts to seciue natural gas, 4. Continued coo]>eral!on with and service to the school board. Subjugation Is Plague Warning that "the subjugation of the Individual to government has plagued the world like a. disease throughout recorded history", Mr. Vemmrd told the group there are "signs of general awareness" of the dangers of an oppressively strong central government. "After all, a society Is founded on one of two principles: A strong neut.-al government whicli menus little or no freedom; or government by the people as provided for by the Constitution. "The recent elections In Britain, Australia and New Zealand coupled with the trend of thinking in the United States indicate that people are becoming aware of the Importance and dignity of the Individual," he stated. Mr. Vennard was introduced by James Hill Jr., president of Arkansas-Missouri Power Company. Acting ns master of ceremonies for (he affair was Max B. Reid. Special music was provided hy n qimvtct composed of J. Wilson Henry, O. E. Kmutsen, Worth Holder and J. H Deal. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Sec LABORITES on 1'ajc 8 that one. GOP Sees Gain In Own Prestige Britain Reflects Republican Ideas, Party Leaders Say By Jack Bell WASHINGTON, Feb. 25. (iP>— Republicans saw their party's stock rising today on the strength of Conservative Party gains in the British elections. Administration Democrats called the rise Imaginary. Republicans generally felt that [lie narrow margin of the British Labor Party's victory reflects a swing to the right in the western world that may help elect GOP candidates for the Senate and House in November. Halleck Optimistic Rep. Halleck (R-Ind) was the most optimistic. He predicted that the Republicans will regain control of Congress tills year. "Tiie awakening of the British people to the dangers ol Socialism is being accompanied by a similar aaaiomug m this country," Hal" *,d»elared rtt»iar ,Taft (R-Ohio) said he no doubt that the British results will be reflected in this country's voting. j^Rep Arcnds (R-Ill) agreed, calling the comeback of British Conservatism "a forerunner of what's going to happen here." But administration leaders In Congress said the British results don't mean anything so far as American politics is concerned. Senator Lucas or Illinois, the .Democratic leader, said lie doesn't think tire outcome in England affects either the legislative program or the political lineup in this country. Rep. McCormack of Massachusetts, House Democratic Leader, said political conditions in England don't compare with those in this country. He noted that nobody here is talking about nationalization of industry, a prinre issue in Britain. Southern Democrats generally applauded the strong run mode by tlie conservatives. Rep. Colmer (O-Miss) called the results "prophetic of a general swing to tlie right throughout the civilized world," adding: "It is hoped that those In charge of the management of this country will take notice." McClellan Notes Trend Senator McClellan (D-Ark) said he had noted in his mail a trend against "the idea that the government should take care of everybody." A substantial number of Britons seemed to have had that feeling In voting as they did, he said. Senator Kem (R-Mol wasn't as happy about tlie results as some of his GOP colleagues. He told the Senate hlat even though the Labor Party squeaked through by a narrow margin the outcome proved that "the hand-out state—at the expense of somebody eke—is unbeatable." He contended that American aid dollars "bought the election" for the labor party. Senator Tydings (D-Md), who has been urging the U. S. to seek a disarmament agreement with Itussla. attributed the Conservative resurgence to a campaign statement by Winston Churchill. Churchill said that If he returned as prime minister he would seek another meeting with Stalin. Tydlngs got almost no support elsewhere for government as an enemy of freedom. U.S. Envoy and Staff Depart from Bulgaria N1S, Yugoslavia, Feb. 25. (a.-)—M. s. Minister Donald R. Hcatlt Jed his 49-member delegation out of Hulgaria today, branding her red Red Cross Drive Directors Named Leaders Appointed To Handle Campaign In Outlying Districts J. L. Gunn and L.G. Nash today announced campaign directors for 12 communities for the fund campaign for the Chlckasawba District Chapter of tlie Red Cross. Mr. Gunn and Mr. Nnsh are campaign directors for the outlying districts m the chapter, and had previously announced'chairmen for 19 other communities at a kickoff meeting about a week ago. '' The : campaign for th*- general membership will get ' underway Wednesday, but an initial gifts campaign has.provided for the col lection of 53,115 to date. This phase of the campaign is to close with the opening of the general membership campaign. Along witli tlie announcement of outlying community chairmen, O. E. Knudsen and R. A. Porter, directors for the campaign In Blytheville, announced a zoning schedule for Blytheville. • Herman Taylor and Roland Bishop will be in charge' of solicitation, from Sixth to Broadway, Herbert Childs and J. L, Weslbrook will he in charge of collections from Broadway to Railroad Street; Barney Cockrcll, and C. P. Rambo, from Railroad to Second Street; and Second to First Street solicitation will be conducted by Murray Smart and Robert Coleman. Tn Solicit Industrial Area J. W. Adams and R. A. Nelson will conduct the solicitation from First to Lake street; C. J. (Bud) Wilson will be chairman of the area east of Lake Street. Industrial solicitation will be conducted by S. E. Tune and Bob Logan, and the west end business district by E. B. Woodson. Marshall Blackard will conduct solicitation at the air base. Mrs. Earl Buckley in Ward I; Mrs. W. D. Cobb In Ward If. Mrs. Joe Bcaslcy in Ward III, and Mrs. Byron Moore in Ward IV. In the Negro sections. Will Moss and Willie James will conduct the solicitation. Outlying community chairmen announced today include Mrs. R. L. Galnes, Promised Land; Prewitt Harrison, Forty and Eight; Glenn Mctheney, Pawheen; Claude Duncan, Half Moon; Mrs. R. G. Edwards, Whistlevillc; Richard T. Rose and Fred Davis, Roscland; C. B. Caglc, Boynton; Charles Langs ton, Number Nine; Barney Thlelkcld, Brown Spur; C. E. Buck, Box Eld<;r; Erby Hodge, Lone Oak; C. J. Merryman, Leachville; Norman Bailey, Rocky, and Garrard Caudtll, Millt- gan Ridge. ^™*y[ v *> ™^»* Minjum,i nhich - antipathetic 16 the regime that wipes out freedom and justice, looks with sympathy to the democracies if the west, "Tills is one of the chief reason or the frantic efforts to smea lie" United States. Britain and ithcr Democratic governments ant heir representatives. The United itates government lias borne with latiencc and the Indignities In- llctcd on its representatives and he more difficult suffering of thosi 3ulgarinns employed by the lega Ion, always In the hope .that thi Bulgarian government would even ually reach a reasonable stand. "It appears, however, that con litions for representatives of lh United Stales are becoming worst There was nothing for .the United Slates to do but, with deep regre or the majority that represent.* he real Bulgarian people, to toki the step ot suspending diplomat! relations." 'Mercy' Lawyers Block Try To Use Husband's Statement MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb. 25. I/Ft —Counsel for Dr. Herman N. Sander threw a block yesterday against state efforts lo prove that the husband of the woman he Is charged with flaying had nothing to do with her "mercy" death. Tne block was thrown np shortly jefrre (he murder trial of the 41- .vear-old country doctor recessed for the week end. Dr. Sander Is charged with killing Mrs. Abblc Borroto. 59 a cancer doomed palicnt, with lethal air injections. Chhf of defense counsel Louts E. Wyman bounced to his feet the Infant Sheriff Thomas E. O'Brien (•stifled the prosecution had a signed Mntemcnt for Borroto. The statement. rc->d by O'Brien, Sander In this." There are no charges against Borroto. Testimony had been presented earlier quoting Dr. Sander as saying he yielded to Borroto's pleadings to end his wife's suffering even If It meant eliminating her life." •Judge Harold E. Westcott sustained Wynian's objections and ordered the sheriff's testimony stricken from the record. Wyman lold newsmen later that Borroto would be called as a defense witness If the state docsnt plarc him on the stand. On learning of Wyman's state ment. Attorney General William L. Phlnney said: "I might save him the trouble." . Artfournment left Incomplete a ilTharf """'£'*" B 7 r T *'. sa >' ln| ! nurse'. »~r-,.,nt of the wsnl'ig life he tat 'nothing to do with Dr.| see MtKOY o« Fa«« » i Missco Girls, Luxora Boys Teams Advance to Finals in 'B' Tourney Missco's girls and Luxora's boys this morning were assured ot enter ing the finals of Mississippi County's B tournament being played at the Wilson gymnasium. In games today, Missco's girls dc fealcd Manila 37-30. They will mee lr.3 winner of the Luxora-Kelsc tilt which got under way late Ihl morning. Luxora's boys hung a 32-30 defea CM Dyess and will play the winner of the Shawnee-Wilson game, also being run off late this morning. Four games are scheduled for to night with the first contest slate< to begin at 6 o'clock. N. O Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 25. (AP) — Closing cotton quotations; High Low Close M "h 3209 3201 3208 May 3247 3241 32« -'ly. , ,1222 3213 ttyfi 0=1 3003 "95 »M.o 1 Dec. ,, 298» 2,076 2Mt Heath, who had served as Am- rican minister in Sofia until the United Stales broke diplomatic re- alions with Bulgaria Tuesday poke bitterly of Bulgarian charges hat he had served as a spy. In an Interview aboard the train arrying out, the American diplo- uuts. Heath, haggard after two •ears behind the iron curtain, said: "There can be little doubt here hat there is no question of Justice >r of a threat to Bulgaria's secur- ty. ' "Here Is a deliberate, mellcul- usly planned campaign to create ear and distrust of Ihe United itates and to violate the rules lot only of diplomacy, but of civilization," Heath declared. "I shall not even touch upon the wholesale violations of tlie icace treaty. Tlie Bulgarian people lave a basic liking and respect for vestern culture in general Price of School Lunch to Be Cut LITTLE ROCK, Feb. 25. (fl'l — Some Arkansas schools arc going t cut the price of lunches served pu plls In an effort to solve a financla crisis. Children who arc unable to pa are served free. There has been i big increase in recent months li many sections In the number o free lunches. Miss Ruth Powell, the State Edu cation Dspartment's supervisor fo the school lunch propram. said i was hoped a price reduction mlgh attract greater student particlpa tion with a resulting overall In crease In income. Tills was seen a a means of continuing serving o the free lunches. Miss Powell said the price reriuc tion ' will be tried cxpcrlmentall at schools in Greenwood, Men: England and Bradford ill March, successful. It will be extended to th entire state. Officials Press Hour Coal Talks HJ'Peace Sought Before l/AW's fr ial Monday WASHINGTON, Feb. 25. (/P) _ u'crnmcnt officials urgently prod;d coal peace talks today In hop* f a break In Ihc slrike before the GUN MUZZLE MINING IN PENNSYLVANIA—Cradling a rille li his arms, George Cilssmau stands guard it the non-union E. M. Reed Coal Co. mine near New Bethlehem, Pn,, western Pennsylvania. Fellow workers load coal trucks. The workers nre on guard against violence >y roving bands ot striking United Mine Workers. The non-union miners threatened to open fire If pickets stepped on their property. <AP Wire photo). Police Convoy Aids 'Relief Coal Move P1TTSB.UR.GH, Feb. 25. </!•> — jck!i>'i^>pf union-dug relief .coal for fuel •'starved" Pittsburgh' rolled Plans Nearly Completed for X-Ray Survey Plans for Ihc muss chest x-ray to conducted In Osccola and Bly- Lheville Feb. 28 lo March 9 were being completed this week-end. Mrs. c. G. Red num. executive iccretnry (or tlie Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, said today Lhnt survey sccdules had been distributed in the residential areas tn BIylheville, and that posters and schedules ^'ere being distributed in bustnes^ nreas, In an effort to reach 100 per cent of the population over 14 years or age. Two units, to ha operated by Arkansas Health Department technicians, will be set up for the clinics. The first five days one unit will be In Osccola and one in BIylheville and during the remainder of the clinic, both units will be In Blythevine. Present plans call (or one unit to be stntloncd during the entire period on the court house lawn, near the North Mississippi County He.ilth Unit, The other unit is lo be located in various sections of the town to makclt available to more areas. People from rural areas adjacent t o Blytheville B n ti Osccola arc being asked to participate in the clinics. New York Cotton NEW YORK. Feb. 25. (API-Closing cotton quotations: High Low Last Men 3243 3233 3243 May '.... 3218 3210 3276-18 «"y 3238 3231 3232-35 °ct : 3D18 3006 3014 Dec 3000 2987 29!W Mch 2905 2085 2905 Middling spot; 33.26N, up 3. along 1 without picket,.-™, todaj under {he watgfifip itato polico convojs ? No pickets appeared at the strir mine nt nearby Imperial whcr United Mine Worker members brav cd a biting 10-dcgrce 'Icmpcratur to peel coal from the frozen eartl surface. Truckers moved along a wliidln (lircc-mlle backwoods route In th tipple. The morning darkness- was pierced by the warming light o bonfires at. either end of Ihc route 'Hie coal was loaded Into the tip pie anil then dumped Into rallrom cars which will move the nccrte fuel Into Pittsburgh, is miles away William Aloe, head of the opera tion, said 4,000 tons of coal wer moved by the same method ycster day. Stale police set up an cinborat protection system for Aloe's truck ers but Aloe protested: "We don't want police protection Tlie miners won't work if the nolle arc there." Tiie G5 miners employed by Alo are covered by a "Kentucky agree men t"'contract signed last Novcm ber. "Kentucky Is the name give the pact Lewis negotiated first wit a group of Kentucky operators. Increases pay from $14.05 a day I $15 and 'the royalty payment froi 20 to 35 cents a ton. State police said they acted o request of Pittsburgh coal mei chants who said previous truckin attempts have been stopped 1 stone-throwing pickets. Police said several windshlcli were smashed yesterday at the min No one wns Injured. A few hours after police annoiui ccd they would convoy the truck the plan drew the fire of a UMIV official. John Drcsmlch, International rep resentnllvc of the Union, declare. "Miners don't like to work und stale police protection. "If the diggers learn the cc they mine Is being hauled with state police escort they're apt walk off and there would be no co to haul. "We're trying to help Plllsbure as much as possible but I don't kno what will happen to cur effor now." U.S. Relations Skid in Balkan Area By John St. Hlghtnwer WASHINGTON, Feb. 25. (;!• -The sudden freezing of Bulgarian. Hungarian and Romanian assets in this country sent United States relations with the Soviet satellites skidding to & new low today. Closely following '.he breaking of relations with Bulgaria, Attorney General McGralh announced last night that the United Stales has halted payments from bank accounts and other assets heir! here by citizens of three eastern European countries. Only a few hours before, Secretary of Stale Acheson had Indicated that this country has virtually given up hope of protecting American .citizens and thctr Interests there. He hinted that the next step nny be the rupture of relations with Hungary and Romania. The Justice Department said th« satellite .assets were frozen because of t delay In compensating American claims tn the three Communist nations, Voicclrr Not Mentioned 11 wouldn't say whether tht M- tion was connected with the conviction of American businessman Hob- crt Vogcler In Hungary n few days ago on charges of espionage. A Budapest court sentenced Vogeler to 15 years' imprisonment. Similar charges have been hurled al American envoys In all three countries. The United Slates broke off relations with Bulgaria Tuesday because that nation refused to dnp Its request for the recall of American Minister Donald Heath, whom it charged with plotting against the Sofia government. In his news conference yesterday Acheson made clear that this country feels Bulgaria took the Initiative In forcing the break In relations. He Indicated that tile oilier two Balkan nations are trying to bring on similar action by keeping up the pressure against American diplomats. ; . ...^ . ' In the case of Hungary, the Slate Department, Is now considering n demand Uul Utt UalUu sut« rt- duce the size of Its Budapest ml. slon, some of whose members hav been accused of spying. It seems possible that this conn try will reject the charges but with draw the Individuals. In rctnlfatlo the Hungarians may be compellc to recall some of their rcprcsenla lives In Washington. Acheson did not spc-ll out the dl ficultles which have beset America officials In Romania but lie dea with that country along with th other two. He said the State Department not considering severing Its til with cither, Hungary or Roman! hut he made clear that the poss bllity is wide open. The regimes which run those na tlons have been making It "incrcas Ingly difficult for the Unllcd State to maintain diplomatic missions there, he said, adding that It no |j "virtually Impossible to give an protection to American cit'zw an American countries Interests" In the thre Ion faces trial on contempt rges Monday. But they weren't . 'mlsllc. With the nation's fuel crisis grow- plf IB steadily worse there seemed llt- le basis for figuring uny settlement 'tis near. Federal Mediation Chief Cyrui Ching. one of the men President uman has assigned lo Iry to end e elRht-month-long dispute, said icn- hasn't been any progress since ie present court-directed bargaln- g Rot underway on Feb. 15. "The situation Is exactly the same i It wns when these conference* tarted," Chlng said Nevertheless, as the unlon-opera- or talks resumed (11 a.m EST) ling and David L. Cole said they re redoubling their efforts over he weekend for an lllh hour compromise. Cote Is chairman of Mr. Truman's roal Inquiry board. Sec re I Meets Held The two officials held secret mcet- IBS yesterday with John L. Lewt« "d his aides, but apparently noth- i(T came of the talks with the United Mine Workers leader. Ill Lewis left later for Springfield 1., to attend the funeral of a brother. His absence from Ihe weekend 'oal negotiations was a further lamucncr on prospects for a coal Jontract. Some operators said thert w»snt < chance of the negotiations getting inywhere with Lewis away. In h£ absence UMW vlce-Prcsldent Thbm- is Kennedy waj the top union ne- [Ollator. • • •, _. The union will go on trial befor« : ' Federal Judge Richmond B.'Keech for clvi! nnd criminal contempt Monday. This Is based on the continued walkout of 372,000" unlcm members In face of Kcech's order •itijed out In disregard '<rf"«,,_ twice-Issued Instructions for them to return. They held that the men are striking as Individuals, and that the union Is not liable for their action. . Kcech declined to dismiss 'the contempt charges and ordered the trial Monday. . ,. The government Is expected to ask a heavy nnd continuing ne against the UMW in tlie event of a conviction. Lewis himself is not charged with contempt. . . . Ofilclals said a civil contempt action Is designed to achievt compliance with a court's order and accordingly, a fine for every day the strike continues after a contempt conviction probably would be asked. Tills fine could go as high as 1: 000,000 a day. Many Areas Desperals The fuel situation was growing desnnrate In many areas. J. Don Homer, president of Ihe Pittsburgh Retail Merchants Association, said that clly now has less than 3000 tons supply. He estimated its normal cold-weather consumption at 10,000 tons a day. Horncr got a promise of stal« and county police protection for a truck convoy to move coal Into tha city from a mine which has signed up on the union's own terms, stones Hung by roving pickets broke up a convoy yesterday. A message from Pittsburgh officials asking permission to dig coal for emergency use brought a reply . from Lewis that there are "vast reserves ot coal in the Pittsburgh area." In Washington the coal supplies of the nation's railroads were estimated at the 13-dny stage, based on the curtailed rail passenger and freight service allowed under fucl- conscrvlug orders. Workers Idled In Industries depending on coal for fuel are expected to exceed 150,000 by Monday. UN Group Fired On SEOUL, Feb. ^5. W>—Communist North Korean border guards fired 15 to 20 shots today at the United Nations commission on Korea when it visited the 38th parallel. One shot struck within two yards of Chairman Kasim Gulck of Turkey. GuJck said the other shots were wild. Members of the commission sought cover behind earth pillboxes. New York Stocks Closing Quotations: AT&T ., Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper ... Beth Steel Chrysler Coca cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Monlgomcry Ward .... N y central ..... Inl Harvester , National Distillers .... Republic Steel Radio Socony vacuum Studebakcr Standard of N J Texas Corp J C Penney U S Steel Sears Southern Pacific, .... 150 1-S .... 73 1-2 .... 30 1-2 .... 33 1-2 .... 64 153 ..,. 463-8 .... 76 1-4 .... 56 .... 13 1-8 ... 283-10 .... 223-1 .... 26 1-2 15 1-8 16 1-2 .... 277-8 .... 67 .... 61 • .... 60 1-2 .... 30 1-2 .... 43 .... U 1-5

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