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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 294 Blytberillc Dally Nev* BlythCTilk Courier THE DOMINANT NEW8PAPBK Of NORTHEAST AtarAntuttt tjm SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Blythevlllc Herald Mississippi Valley BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 1950 BIGHT PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Attlee Confers With Officials to Tighten Security Tolks Believed Held On Atomic Secrets And New Minister LONDON, March 4. (AP)—Prime Minister Clement Attlee yesterday held a series of conferences believed to be linked with the tightening of security over Britain's atomic secrets and spiking attacks against his new war minister, John Stracey. Among those Attlee met was Strachey himself, who yesterday publicly denied he was a Communist and declared he had broken with Communist views in 1940 when the Reds refused to back Britain's war effort. The prime minister's longest conference was T >.th Sir Percy Sillitoe, chief of Britain's counter-spy military intelligence. It was presumed their talks ranged over the whole problem of atomic security. It was almost certain they discussed the seven-year leakage of atomic secrets to Russia through the hands ol the German-born Communist Dr. Klaus Fuclis, who sentenced to 14 years in pris- ikst Wednesday. Talks With Anrterson This topic also was believed to be the subject of Attlce'-s talks with Sir John Anderson, wartime minister of home security and later head of the government atomic energy advisory committee until it recently was dissolved. The prime minister's 15-minute conversation with Strachey could well have been confined to accusations during the past two days by the pro-Tory newspapers of Lord Beaverbrook that the war minister never had disavowed his Communism. The attacks against Strachey. in which tbe Bcavcrbroak press quoted old pro-Communist statements published by htm before the war, took on a double meaning In Britain. With the Labor government rough going on an unstable majority of only seven scats in parliament since the British elections, the charges were viewed by the pro-Labor press lji v lhe beginning of a Tory campaig^i to embaira.-s the Attlee regfine.. > '• It was also noted that T'V.fW he ''4* nev . ert ° t'^f'acJ that he* once han i nlpleanings ,1s one of the ministers responsible for militarj-intelligcnce. These issues'were further highlighted today by reports in the Laborite Daily Herald and the Conservative Daily Mall that the British military Intelligence andjhe American P.B.I, are both looking for a second spy. ,< Herald Ignores Source The Herold, 'giving no source for Its Information, declared that "Britr Is'h countre-espfonagc has confirmed that research information has been passing to a foreign power since Fuchs, ceased operations two years ago." The Daily Mail said British security officers are looking for a man "known'for his violent anti-British feelings" but not known to be a Communist. Suspicion that there is another •py, said the Mail, arose because although Fuclis began to have doubts about Communism in 1946 and slowed down his leakages of information, "other information poured into Russia." "It is believed the source was from this country," the newspaper Johnson Says Money Cant Stop A-Bombers NEW YORK, March 4 (tP}— No amount of money can give America 100 per cent protection from atomic bombers In event of war, Defense Secretary Louis Johnson said last night in a talk on the country's armed strength. "There is a risk to living In the middle of the 20th Century," he said. "It Is a risk that every community must take In an atomic age." — * "Some enemy pilot with the zeal or • ' . .. . . . Communists Balk Vote in France Coal Negotiators Work on Contract Cloture Halts Talk On Sabotage Issue After Riot, Fights PARIS. March 4. (IFi— The French National Assembly cut off endless debate on the anti-sabotage bill today by a vote of eloture after an all- night rough and tumble filibuster. The Communists who had been thrown out of the assembly two times during the night announced they would attempt a vote of censure against the government. If the motion of censure were accepted U would throw out the government of Prime Minister Georges Bldault, but nobody expected it to be accepted. How strictly the assembly would be able to apply Its Cloture rules was uncertain. Under eloture the long hours of speaking by Communists who have been trying to block passage of the bill would be prevented. But even the eloture rules permit one man from each party the right to make a brief speech on any section of the bill, and on every amendment presented. Rule May Delay Bill Tills regulation itself might permit an almost unending delay on the bill. Reports around the corridors were that the Communists had scores of amendments ready to offer. On each they could speak a little while and demand a vote. Tne government- majority showed itsolf determined to keep the deputies in session until they adopt the bill which would Insure receipt of American arms aid under the Atlantic Pact. and fanatism of a kamikaze might get through our net of one-way suicide mission and the United States might get hurt." Johnson said that even if the United States put, all Its defense money—13 billions a year—into air defense it would not guarantee immunity from atomic attack. He added: "This is what we can and will do instead— "We can build a strong air defense. Can Muke Raids Cost "We can make enemy raids costly —so costly that he will find himself unable to continue his attack, "We can make retribution so deadly that he wilt wish he had never started." "But no one." Johnson said, "could honestly guarantee againsl the possibility of a suicide pilol eluding our air defense, even if we spent 50 billion dollars." Johnson spoke to 1,000 guests at the annual dinner of the Overseas Press Club, where Wayne : Richardson, Associated corresponded in Hong Kong, and six other newspapermen were honored for foreign news coverage. Prize to Reporter The club's top honor, the George Polk Memorial Award for courage and enterprise "above the call of duty," went with a $500 prize' to Richardson. He won it for volunteering to sail on the Isbrandtsen Line freighter "Flying Arrow" which was shelled by Chinese Nationalists off Shanghai. Tlie award Is named for an American radio newsman who was assassinated-in Greece two years ago. CIO Demands $125 Pensions And Pay Increase from CMC DETROIT, March 4. (/P) — The )IO' United Auto Workers are going to demand $125 monthly pensions and a nine cents an hour pay raise from General Motors. They're major pails of a 31 cents an hour package which the auto union will present to big GM at forthcoming contract talks covering 235,000 workers. ' As the UAW unfolded its program today, industry viewed It as a possible hint of the pattern which the CIO will try to set up nationally for 1050. > Aut< and steel have been the standard-bearers for CIO's bargaining drives. The UAW also will'demand Improvements In hcspitalizatlon and wage fringe benefits, particularly in Sunday and holiday extra pay. Heretofore, the UAW announced its intention to get rid of the escalator wage system with OM which ties the worker's pay to the cost ol On that point, there likely will lie f. special fight. GM has spoken In favor of the arrangement. The UAW's demands, drawn up by the union's GM conference, will be presented formally to the corporation at a later date. Bargaining with GM may begin as early as April 1. The present two- year contract, expiring May 29, has a 60-day reopening. The proposed $125 monthly pension Is a $25 hike over what the UAW already has secured In the Industry. IL compares to the $100, including social security, which Ford granted flhd which is now in dispute over its terms at strike-bound Chrysler. Strike In 39th Day Chrysler, now tied up for a 30!h day by the strike, yesterday rejected a UAW offer to call off the strike in return for a "10-ccnt package" in wuges or pensions, or a combination of both. Other Issues would have .iving. tion. left to negotiation or arbitra- The company said this was the same otter the UAW made at the outset of the strike Jan. 25. The ler's 89,000. The nub of the Chrysler pension dispute is whether tho pensions shall be funded by the company and the union shall have a Joint voice In administering the plan. Chrysler objects to both Ideas. Among its proposals at GM the union will demand a J "comprehensive" niedical-hos[)llal plan and a union shop. Under the latter, an employe would have to Join the union to keep his Job. Also, the union will ask triple time pay for holiday work, double for Sunday, and time and a half for Saturday work regardless of whether or not the worker's total hours go beyond 40 a week. Surprise Agreement Is Big Gain for Lewis WASHINGTON, March 4 (AP)—Coal peace negotiators drove hard today to get last night's sudden wage agreement into legal contract form, with the aim of signing today mid digging Monday. The accord, giving John L. Lewis and his United Mine Workers sweeping gains, but not nil they asked for, was •iudiiig Chry™ i'«iiclicd at a late niglit session fi't'ler a day of crescendoing rossnrc. meeting almost^-™ 'tlie"eii first American arm* shipment, told reporters he hoped. <tiie assembly would remain in session until the' bill had passed. , Fist Fights and Strikes Government forces had had to cope with two Communist sltdomi strikes on. the assembly rostrum, fist fights on the assembly floor and a near riot In the assembly corridors •Twice squads of mobile guardsmen were called into the chamber. Once they ousted the Communists, who had seized the rostrum. Later they evicted a Communist who defied the presiding officer's orders to leave the chamber. Other awards, all for various phases of foreign news coverage, went to the following: Joseph Newman, New York Herald Tribune, best reporting; Joseph and Stewart Alsop of the Tribune, best interpretation; Bill Downs, CBS, best radio reporting; Edward B. Murrbw, CBS, best radio interpretation; El-nest K. Lindley, News;k, best television reporting and erpretfctfon, and, Henri CarLier- sson, Magdum Photos, best pho- •repoiting. ' Senators Ignore Plea on DP Bill Compromise Deemed Improbable After Expellees Dispute WASHINGTON, March 4. (n't—A. plea for a compromise in the Senate fight over displaced persons legislation got scant- heed today from leaders of the opposing sides. Senator Kilgore (D-w Va), spearheading the fight for a more liberal bill than the Senate Judiciary Committee has recommended, said he doubted that a compromise was possible. Similarly, Senator Eastland CD- Miss), backing the committee bill, sapl issues were involved in the dispute that could not be compro- Ea'stland " h'oped to finish at an unusual Saturday session oi the County Treasurer's Report For '49 Lists Revenue Hike Commissions earned during 194Q in the office of Frank Whitworth, comity treasurer, total $837.59 more than commissions for 1G48, according Senate speech he began two -Ray Clinic Here Is Resumed After Repairs to Unit Mechanical troubles closed the x- ray clinic in Blythcville yesterday, but repairs had been made and the unit was in operation early this morning. At Osceola yesterday, 254 received free x-rays at the mobile unit operated by the State Health Department in cooperation with the mass survey program of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association.' During the four days of clinics, 2,551 persons have had chest pictures. The majority of the x-rays were made at the Osceola clinic, since mechanical trouble closed the unit In Blytheville part of the day on Wednesday and all day Thursday. The unit at Osccola was to complete Its schedule there today and it, to be moved to. Blylheville on Monday. The two units will remain here until March 9. ^Registrars for the clinic in OECC- Ui yesterday were Mrs. Jack Uzzell. Mrs. L. C. B. Young. Mrs. Roy Cox and Mrs. F. E. Stephenson. Nationalists Hit Chinese Reds On Mainland By SjMrncer IToos* TAIPEI. Formosa, March 4. </P}— Nationalist China's air force today reported widespread blows against the Communist mainland. Canton caught the main brunt of the assault. Three formations of Mitchell bombers attacked the rail station and other military targets In the south China metropolis yesterday, headquarters announced. Huge fires were reported later by Mustang fighters, which flew over Canton dropping leaflets containing a message from Chiang Kai-shek on his resumption of the Nationalist presidency. (Hong Kong dispatches called It the heaviest raid yet on Canton. They said it lasted all day. (The Hong Kong Standard reported 700 killed. The New Life Post raid 100 bodies were removed from rubble up to midnight, COO injured aiim.ttcd to hospitals and overall casualties were more than 1,000.) Son 7s Shot By Father at Tourist Court CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo.. March 4—Pemiscot County Sheriff's officers announced today that A. G. Mosley, Jr., was shot by his fattier yesterday afternoon at the Walnut Grove Tourist Court, located between Holland and the state line. He was taken to Kennedy General Hospital, Memphis, where officials reported today his condition was not serious. He received a shoulder wound. Chief Deputy Jack Kelley, who investigated the shooting, said A. G. Mosley, Sr., claimed his son attacked him. Mr. Kelley said the office of the tourist court showed no signs of a struggle. No arrests have been made and sheriff's officers said Investigation will continue. The elder Mosley Is manager of the tourist court. days ago urging support of the committee measure. No end to the debate is in sight yet. Tydings Asks Compromise Senator Tydings (D-Mii) proposed yesterday that members of the judiciary committee get together before Monday and try to work out a compromise. "I think the door is wide open for a constructive compromise," he said. Eastland said a compromise on the question of the so-called German expellees was impossible — a view echoed later by Kilgore in -alking to a reporter. The expellees are persons of Gerlan ethnic origin who, after the 3 otsdain Agreement of August, 1S45, i-cre driven into Germany and \ustria from their homes In eastern to the treasurer's annual report. » The report, closely paralleling the previous year's report, shows total commissions as 523,514.23, of which 514,014.57 was listed as net commissions to lie turned back to the county general, county road, highway turnback and school funds. The turnback to the various funds paying a two per cent commission to the treasurer's office .is made proportionately to the amount paid the office. Last year 61.8 per cent of the commissions were turned back! nnd this year 5D.6 per cent was turned back. Expenses of the office Included $1.865 for deputies salaries; SI,586.39 for office expenses; payments on bonds $1,048.35. and $4,999.92 for the constitutional limit, or-salary.- Offlcs-' expenses this .year were Increased by more than $500 because of new equipment bought and bond payments were greater but In other instances, the expenses were less than the preceding year. Expenses in 1D48 were $8.067.62 of the $22,676.64 in commissions and $14,009.02 was returned to the various funds paying the commissions. Polish Attache Refuses Recall OTTAWA, March 4.' (/P)—The commercial attache of the Polish legation here has quit his job rather than obey a government call to return home. The attache, Tadeusz Wlewiorew- sl:i, 50, told reporters that Polish diplomats about whom the Russians had any "doubts" were being called back to Warsaw for a "conference.' "The conference is of indefinite duration, he said. "In other words they arc never seen again." Wiewiorowskl said he received his "conference call" two weeks ago. Instead he has chosen to remain in Canada with his wife and six- months-old son. this ram cloudy tonight and warmer Sunday. Weother Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy afternoon with intermittent In Southeast portion. Partly Sunday and Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy south tonight and Sunday; warmer southeast Sunday; low tonight In 30s; high Sunday middle 60s to low 60s. Minimum this mornlnR.-29. Maximum yesterday— 55. Sunset today— 6:68. Sunrise tomorrow — 6:25, Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today— none. ', .Total since Jan. 1—21.47. Mean temperature (midway her {ween high and low— 42. •• Norm*} mean for March-*IJ. Moscow Suit Still Costs $277 Despite New Price Reductions WASHINGTON, March 4. State' Department offi;ials figure it costs about $227 to buy a man's suit in a Soviet store these days, despite the price cuts Moscow announced Tuesday. The officials started to check available price lists soon after the Russians (1) fixed a gild value for the ruble at four to Ihe American dollar; (2) cut prices on a wide range of commodities. Only the percentages of the price cuts were announced abroad To find out what a dollar will now buy in Moscow stores'. State Department experts applied Ihe announced reductions to price lists on file here. Some of tlic results: White bread, six rubles per kilogram (2.2 pounds)—or'68 cents a pound; black bread, 23 cents i pound; potatoes 10 cents p pound; sweet butter, $5 a pound; rice. SI 67; a plunci; second grade leef, or »up »t«t, pound; pork, $4.00 «. pound; chicken, $3.04 i Pound; sausage, $3.65 a pound milk, 38 cents a quart. On other commodities, the rate of one dollar to four rubles figures out thL<s way: Man's suit, $277.25; mans shoes $85; woman's slut, $12875; woman's dress, $111; silk stockings, J8; woman's shoes, $87.50; table mode radio, $272; package of 15 cigarettes, Kasbck brand, $1.08; Soviet- made portable typwrlter, $249.50 wrist watch $100. By American official catenations Soviet wages average something les. than 600 rubles—or $159—a mouth Russia has decreed a sales o price cuts in the past year or so In September, 1946, when ration Ing was abolished, the prlci leve was raised so that officials here figure that the current gsnera level Is still substantially abovi lha which prevailed under wartime ra tlonlng. Europe. Eligible as DP Tlie committee will would make hem eligible for admission to this ountry as war displaced persons. A substitute measure offered by Kilgore and 17 other Senators would keep the present definition of DP's under which the expellees are not eligible. Kilgore said the inclusion of .he expellees, would plcvcnt solu- ion ol the problem of the DP's still in the care of the International refug :e organization. Other differences between the committee bill and the substitute also arc bitterly disputed. Basically, the substitute is like bill passed by the House last year to liberalize the 1948 Displaced Persons Act and increase the num- aer of D.P.'s eligible for entry into the United states from 205,000 to 339,000. Russians Pouring Into Red Peiping SEOUL, March 4. (/Pi—Russians are streaming into Pciping, James D, VanPutten. who headed" the United States Information center in the Chinese said today. Communist capital. VanPuttcn said Chinese friends. VanPuttcn, 51. arrived at Inchon. Korea. Thursday aboard the steamship Yochow from Hcd Tientsin. One thousand Russians attended Stalin's birthday party at Peiping, he was told by "And these were only the top ones,'' McCarthy added during a news conference. He said the American consular officials expect to leave Peiping and Tientsin this month but they did not know the plans of the Shanghai group. All American diplomatic personnel have been ordered out of Red China by the U.S. State Department. Stalin Awards Prize for Find Of Hydrogen MOSCOW, March 4. r/TV— Soviet scientist Dr. Grcgorl Shain was awarded the Stalin Prize of 200.000 rubles ($50,000) today for discovering the presence of "heavy hydrogen" In the atmosphere of certain stars. 'Hie significance of the discovery was described as "Immense." Shain, director of the Crimean Astrophyslcal Observatory, was said by the rector of Moscow University to have proved that In the atmosphere of certain stars there Is an Immense quantity of a heavy Isotope of hydrogen (a certain nuclear form of the element) with an atomic weight of 13. Ordinary hydrogen has an atomic xvelght of 12. (Heavy hydrogen has been described by American scientists as th r possible basis for the projected hydrogen super-bomb. Western scientists have discovered the exist-, ence of «wo heavy hydrogens—one heavier than the other — in the earth's atmosphere. Shall- was among the 217 announced winners of 20,100,000 rubles (S5.025.000) In Stilln pri/es for science and invention awarded by the Soviet council of ministers. Dr Shain, a leading member nf the Soviet Academy of Sciences, specializes in research dealing with the evolution of the structure of galaxies, or groups of stars In the universe, and also with the evolution of the structure of outer space. In the same scientific field, Alexander Procrivoditclcv, profe.ssor of Moscow University and a corresponding member of the academy rf sciences, along with five others, won Stalin of 100,000 rubles ($25.000) for their theoretical and experimental investigations into the U.S. Refuses Cut Of Hungary Staff Budapest Requests Reduction After Note on Vogeler WASHINGTON, March 4 (/I 1 )— The United States today rejected a Hungarian request that it consider reducing '• Its diplomatic' staff at Budapest; It also accused Com-, murjist Hifngary of. damaging .relations between Hungary and the United States. The department announced that an American note was delivered by the legation in Budapest to the foreign affairs ministry. It was a reply to a Communist government note of Feb. 23, asking that United States consider slashing the legation rolls. Based On Spy Charges The Hungarian request was bused on Communist spy charges against the legation made during the recent trial of American businessman Robert Vogeler. TJie United States again assailed those charges as "preposterous falsehoods." Because of the nature of the Vogelcr trial and the "groundless charges' against the legation staff, the American note said, the inquiries in tile Hungarian note as to whether the United States would consider reducing its legation staff were "improper and irrelevant." This government also refused to consider revoking Its ban against the travel of U. S. citizens In Hungary, affirmed its Intention to keep closed Hungarian consulates in New York and Cleveland, and rejected charges that Hungarian employes of the Budapest legation arc mostly spies or "Fascists." ICC Kills Order For New Cutback Slashes in Freight- Service Are Relaxed To Speed Deliveries WASHINGTON, March 4. («•>— The Interstate Commerce Commission today suspended h third proposed slash In the railroad's coal- consuming services which had been due to take effect at midnight Sunday. ICC Chairman J. Monroe Johnson said that in addition previous cuts in railroad freight service are being relaxed to permit prompt movement of trains carrying cars to haul coal. The ICC late yesterday orderct the nation's rail carriers to cut freight and passenger service on- other 15 per cent. 'llils was on top of a previous reduction of 50 per cent in passcngci and 25 per cent In freight traffic. Near Eml of Fuel The ICC acted for a third llmi after receiving a report from tin Association of American Railroad, that the nation's rail lines had an average of only 11.9 days' coal stock on hand. The New York Central said yes terday It had enough coal for on! six days' operations. It said it wll cancel 41 more passenger train Sunday night, In addition to som freight service. That will bring Its passenger trni; rcsiictloris .since Jan. 8,to 274. . ,. ct's for a quip Lewis and in UN Conference in Rome Asked ROME, March 4. leading Despite the prospects contract signing by operators, some railroads held thcl cut-back orders in abeyance pcndln developments. Like the New York Central, th Pennsylvania Railroad put Its or tiers out Ijcfbrc a presidential fac finding board said a coal-strike sc tlement was in the offing. Just how soon the nation build up its coal stockpiles is prob lematlciil. If nil 312,000 strikers are In II pits next week, It Is probable 11 nation's acute suffering will be case within one week. In some sections, operators arc expected to get their jilts ready for immediate production. The nation's coal stockpile Is now at Its lowest point In years. It Is generally estimated that less than 10.000,000 tons is above ground. Ordinarily, the situation becomes serious when only about 25,000,000 tons are on hand. If production Is resumed Monday, emergency coal shipments should be rolling out of the fields within 30 hours. Tiie Pennsylvania Railroad says It Is planning to move all available coal cars to tipples as soon ns the strike-ending contract is signed. A spokesman nddcd: "You can be sure that our coal trains will get priority and that every effort will be made to move coal first to the criltco! areas." Today Hugh Lee, Indiana oper- for, told reporters that the nego- ators and their lawyers hoped complete their writing chore bout noon. A meeting was set for around that our, he said, with hopes.that slg- aturcs could be put on the formal ocument shortly afterward. While the lawyers struggled with hrasing, the move for legislation o authorize government seizure of lie mines all but stopped in Confess. Chairman I.esinski (D^MIcli) of he House Labor Committee said he agreement in principle reached Lewis and a major group of operators makes action by his group today unnecessary. House Group Standing Bj "We arc going to stand by—that'* all." Lcslnksi said. On the Senate side of the capitpl, Democratic Leader Lucas (III) said -here would be "no sense" In going ahead with seizure legislation. But there fl-ere Indications a preliminary draft of a bill might be drafted In (he Senate Labor Committee or use In case of need. Meanwhile- tho southern operat- • ors, only holdout against the new terms, caucused to determine their position. , The Interstate Commerce Commission, coincident with the speedup of settlement moves, cancelled a proposed new cut In railroad passenger service. A highly-placed official said President Truman'wlll not press for coal mine sclv.ure authority In view of the prospective settlement. However, he will go forward with his recommendation to Congress yesterday for a commission to study the ills of the coal Industry. He will send to Congress i draft of legislation tor.,that»purpose. at (in-, early date, the informant said. ,'. About the time thai report of of the President's plans, came out, Senator Alkcn (R-Vt) confirmed that the senate Labor Committee, had decided to-get a mine seizure bill ready "Just In case." Alkcn came out of a behind- closcd-doors meeting of the committee and told a reporter: "We decided it would be best to be on the safe side hand have a bill ready In case something happens to these bright prospects for ending the strike. . Proposal to Be' Revised Alken predicted that President Truman's seizure proposal would be revised to some extent. Alkcn also said that Congress ouglT, to go ahead and enact ft seizure law even If the strike ends quickly. "We should have that kind of legislation on the books In the event "No am Argentine statesman proposed today that a United Nations conference be held in Rome in an effort to end the cold war. ff such a meeting falls to bring agreement between the major powers, said the speaker, Dr. Jose Arce, former Argentine delegate to the U.N., then the likely aggressors should be confronted with associations of nations banded together and ready to defend themselves. of an emergency," he said. matter what happens now, I sure we are going to have other emergencies." The 312,000 miners, hard-hit after nearly a month of Idleness, probably will troop back to work Monday If remaining details can b« worked out and a contract signed this weekend. Two United Mine Workers locals called back-to-work meetings for Sunday and there was jubilation elsewhere In the field. f\-t u " to Meet LITTLE ROCK, March 4. (yJV— Plans for a meeting of the. 21 -state Oil Compact Commission at Biloxl. Miss., May 4-5-6, were made at a session of the executive committee here yesterday. Oov. Hoy Turner of Oklahoma presided. He Oov. Fielding . Wright of Mississippi will be among Hie speakers at the May meeting. N. O Cotton NEW ORLEANS, March 4. Closing cotton quotations: High Low Close Mch ..... 31.67 31.60 31.64 May ..... 3222 31.15 31.08-3200 •»y ....... 32.25- 32.01 32.02-04 Oct . ...... 30.34 30.02 30.03 burning of hydrogen. Five prizes were also awarded In the field of armaments. 11 In the field of military equipment and three in the field of aircraft design. EGA Goods Said Going to Russia WASHINGTON. March 4. (/Pi — Congress received a report yesterday that Marshall Plan countries are sending Ru.*!a materials which this country Is keeping from the Soviet Union because they might be used In a war. The'' staff of the Senate-House Alaskan Bid for U.S. Statehood Heads Toward Hostile Senate EGA "watchdog" committee said the Economic Cooperation Administration has becu trying to halt shipment of "war potential" materials to the Russians froni Western Europe Bvl It added: "After nearly two years of operation the results obtained by EGA >rt disappointing." WASHINGTON, March 4. (/I'j— Alaska's bid for statehood, approved in the House 'and endorsed oy President Truman, headed today for an uncertain fate In the Senate. The House passed a statehood bill yesterday, 186 to 146, after a. bitter fight. There were signs of even stronger Senate opposition. Senator Butler (R-Neb) predicted last year that neither Alaska nor Hawaii would reach statehood goals at this session of Congress. The House Is scheduled to take up the Hawaiian measure next week. House members from the more populous states attacked Alaska s qualification for statehood In yesterday's debate on grounds Its population Is too small. They pointed out that Alaska, with about 100.000 population, would have the same representation In the Senate as Hew York or California, with populations exceeding 10,000.000. Hawaii's delegate Fferringlon. a Republican, retorted that the Astern of equal representation In the Senate was decided upon by the founding fathers of the nation He said Hawair anci .Alaska should not be penalized for It Alter pawag. of Alaska bill, Parrlngton opened debate on the Hawaii measure. He said Congressional committees for years have concluded that the Hawaiian Islands meet the qualifications for statehood. The people of Hawaii, he added have bcqn led to believe that they would get statehood as soon as they had demonstrated their ability to manage their own affairs. "The time has come." he said, "(or this country to fullfill the promise of statehood to Hawaii." The Alaskan and Hawaiian bills have been moving hand-in hind The President, mentioned the two together In urging their approval In his State of the union message Farrington and delegate Barl.'ctt of Alaska, a Democrat, have teamed up in the fight to get the two bills passed. House Passage of the Hawaii bill would dump both statehood measures In the lap of the Senate Interior Committee. Two years ago this committee, then headed by Butler, but now Its ranking Republican member, allowed a House passed Hawaii bill to die without' action. With the nation down Sec COAl. on I'afre the Accidents Cost U.S. $14 Million WASHINGTON. March 4. t!P> — On-thc-Job accidents among Its workers cost the ment $14.000.000 federal govern- during the 12 .. months ending last June 30 The Federal Security Agency said its bureau of employees' compensation paid Sll.J34.000 directly to the 118,000 Injured employes or their families, and an additional 83,000,000 to provide medical care. In addition, private employers or their insurance carriers paid out s8.500.QOO fm> In 135.000 injury cases closed under other compensation acts administered by the bureau. The number of Injury cases, and the amounts paid by the bureau directly to the injured or their dependents during 1948-43. by states, Includes: Arkansas. 416, S'38,000. New York Stocks Closing Quotations AT&T 150 5-8 Amcr Tobacco 7-1 1-2 Anaconda Copper 30 3-8 Belli Steel 3-15-8 Chrysler 66 Coca Cola 161 1-4 Gen. Electric 46 7-8 Gen. Motors 761-4 Montgomery Ward ........ 57 N Y Central 13 l-» Int. Harvester 27 3-4 National Distillers 23 1-8 Republic Steel 27 Radio 15 Socony Vacuum 16 3-8 Studebakcr . 28 1-4 Standard of N J 667-8 Tc?:as Corp fil 3-8 J. C. Penney 60.1-4 U. S. Steel 31 5-8 Sears 43 3-8

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