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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND (SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 310 Blythevill* Daily N«M BlythevllJe Courier Blythevllle Herald Vailey Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY/MARCH 23, 1950 SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES I1VK CENT* Co-Op Housing Bill Becomes Political Issue After Defeat Jly Fnincis M. I>eMay WASHINGTON, March 23. (AP> —Thrown out of Congress in a defeat for President Truman, the $2,000,000,000 co-opcrativeTTousing program bounced back today as a warm political issue. . . *• Ignoring a personal plea from the President, the House rejected the co-op idea for middle Income housing last night 218 to 155. Ifc then went on to approve 361 to 10 H $4,000,000,000-plus expansion o( the existing program. The Senate turned thumbs down on the co-op plan last week, 43 to 33. A House-Senate conference comn.iltee now will work out a compromise housing bill—without the co-op program. Notice Is Given But the Ptesident'.s lieutenants In Congress served notice that co-op housing; forthwith ts a political issue for the November Congressional elections. And it may get high billing in Mr. Tinman's rear platform itfjeeches when he makes a swing fl^thc West Coast this spring. ^Over jeers rising from the Republican side of the House. Democratic Leader McCormack of Massa chusetts shouted: , "You may fool the public today but not next November. This Is go ing to be a live Issue — an is.su which 1 hope wUl be used advan tageousiy next fall." Republicans Accused He accused Republicans ol "voting one way and talking the other." In the House showdown 81 Dem , ocrats joined 137 Republicans to ; i strike down ' the co-op proposal. .Supporting the plan were 141 Democrats, 13 Republicans and the one ^American Labor Party member. The defeated co-op section pro^ "posed the creation of a 52.000,000,000 government corporation. It '" would have borrowed its money ;; from the public, except for $100,"000,000 contributed by the govern- •jnent. •'Then it would have lent money at 3 per cert interest to co-ops and other non-profit organizations that undertook home building for fain iiies with incomes from $2,800 to *! i -100 v ThE mortgages, could; have as long as 63 yean AEACouncilMeet Delegates Picked 23 Mississippi County Educators to Attend Policy Conference Approximn tely 23 Mississippi Countians are to attend a Council on Education meeting at LHllc March 30. Members of the council, policy-making body of the Arkansas Education Association, are .selected by local units, according to membership. The BIytheville Education Association will have seven delegates on the council, and the Mississippi County Association will have a_ representation of IG. The council meeting will precede the Thursday night opening ot the 81st annual convention ot the AKA, and amoug the items scheduled to come before the council are a proposed state-wide code of ethics for teachers, discussion of a group insurance plan, and 1951 pros; ram. NEA Hrad to Speak Dr. A. D. Holt, president of the National Edlcation Association, will speak at one session of the annunl convention, which is to have an estimated 7,000 teachers in attendance. S. D. Snow, superintendent of the Crossett schools and president of the AEA, will preside. Delegates and alternates for the council were elected by Lhe BIythe- ville Education Association at a recent meeting, and delegates cards for the Mississippi County group were distributed recently at a meeting of Superintendents and Principals * -j^is^e* 1 ^ ^W^>-W~ Jp^^^^^W^,*^^ «*J ftUf*?? .-* V i*^*S<t^- * KH* > fc * c ' 4 V^ x*«'* ' * < ,/*#•*,''. V«;^ -' «, ** 5, *, * * ' ri > x / > ' V * - \ f ? ' ' * < ( v \ * : t, *•!'*** s ''MWJ" * t * i . „ ' , r - J Senator Accuses Truman Of Endangering Security By Holding Loyalty Files Telegram Sent *" ~ . I i~ *^' -s. —Courier News Pholo MISS SOMETHING?—The 300 block on West Main Street has a new appearance these day&—it* called the "barren look." The noticeable change in appearance of this low'of business buildings has bee brought about by removal of the Rita Theater's marquee In the process of a modernization and enlarging pro gram. However, this vacant look is due to be replaced by a new marquee and a colored granite and stnictura glass Trout. The theater i* to be enlarged to accommodate 1,100 patrons, or nearly double the prcseti capacity. Benton Proposal Would Coordinate World Attack 'War of Ideas' Against Russia Favored by State Department ThB plan ... discnivUM_rt •^-against Tliev s^d the scheme would pro- iidc homes for only three per cent of-(he 8,000.000'.middle-Income fam- IIIBS ind tint those who got co op homes . never.: would b>.;ivee from some sort of government supervision. L With the ra op fipht over ranKs consolidated for quick nnd overwhelming approval (if a housing bill ' providing: 1. A-,$2/750,000,000 '.increase in the present- system or government Insurance -i"ot housing mortgages through the FHA. The Senate, after It too rejected co-ops, passed n bill providing a $1/750,000,000* expansion o* this insurance which is intended to encourage the flow of capital Into honie construction. The two Houses^ now will iron out the differences. "Uncle" Insures Investors (The government doesn't, put up any money under the FHA program. but insures investors against any ' large losses on loans made for con- ^tructlon of homes or rental prop- |prty. On loans it Insures, the FHA puts a limit on the interest charged to the home builder nnd requires certain standards of construction.! 2. An Increase by $750,000,000 In the Federal National Mortgage Association's authority to purchase home mortgages from private lenders. The present $2.500.000,000 au- thority for this purp -e is about 'used up. and the government yesterday called a halt in this program until more funds are available. The government'through this program buys morlguees that private lenders already have made on homes so that, these lenders will have more money on hand for lonns on new See HOUSES on rage 0 Delegates Named Roocit McGra-n Miss Mont a Hughe^ classroom (etchers in Senior High School nnd Karl B Null principal of Junior High School will represent the. high school group. TMiss Kalherinc^- Rowcll, .Central School teacher. Miss Mary Outlaw, Langc School 1 teacher, nnd Miss Wiupie Virgil Turner, elementary KCho'q^ supervisor, will represent the elementary division; and W. .-B. Nichdl.son, supcriiitendent, .was elected to represent irtminisir.1 tors Alternates nre Miss Minnie Foster, Yarbro; W. D, Tommcy, Senior High School principal; M. 1.- Hurt, Number Nine; Miss Lillian Shaver, Junior High School; Mrs- Frances Gnnimfll. Lange: Miss Mary Delia White, Senior High School; nnd Miss Elizabeth Hnlslead, Lange School., By Don AVhileliead WASHINGTON, M arch 23. <AP) — The State Department looked with favor today on a proposal which would launch. the United States on a gigantic war of ideas aimed against the propaganda of Communist Russia. ; ; ,_The plan was put- forward yesterday by Senator Benton (D- Cbiui) and twelve other .senators as a means to win the minds and loyalties of men to the cause of . freedom. ' Attack Coordinated Tlie Benton plan would mar- .shal every means of, information in a ccorriinated world-wide.drive to give the He to Russian attacks on the United State.s. and^other non-Comniuni.sL countries. pssistinr •crretiry Public affairs said approach LS in com with .-my own teel- iiies and the'State Department's e-stiniate of the importance of the work to be done in this Meld. Benton. who once served -in the position no wheld by Barrett, said he felt the program would be part of the answer to Secretary of State 'Acheson'-s call for "total diplomacy:' - in the Cold War aeninst Russia: It was given to the Senate hi the -form of resolution which, if approved, could be the basis for the greatest psychological campaign ever turned against Communism, Plan Would Include A one-time advertising executive, Benton outlined a plan which would include: (1) A conference of non-Corn- numi-sl nations to devise a coordinated public opinion campaign. (2) A vast radio broadcasting network that would beam .programs to .almost every radio receiving set in the world. (3) A program of showing educational and documentary movies to world audiences to explain the democratic principles and aims. (4) A program to bring upwards of 100,000 foreign students to study each year in the United States. Increased UN Pressure (5) Increased pressure in the United Nations for. worldrwide freedom of information, arid Increased activity by the. U.N. educational, scientific and .cultural organization. r (6T Creation ot^a non-govern- mental agency to help Americans work t h r o u g h their overseas friends and relatives in fighting Communist Ideas. "The kind of program we have in mind." Benton told the Senate, would he "a full-throaled voice and not a whisper." Benton argued, with support from other senators, that the United States has neglected to wage an effective campaign for the minds of men—and thnt this ia -* the area where Communism will be defeated. He declared the United States must "close the gap through which Communism now-pouring its' deadly poison into the mind, Into the conscience'and the emotions ol mankind * M New Price Supports Proposal Attacked Bv Edwin R. Haaklnson WASHINGTON, March 23, OP}—A new Senate-House price supports compromise ran into heavy criticism, today from Northern Senators To President By McCarthy WASHINGTON, March 23 (AP)— Senator McCarthy (R- Wis) today accused President Truman of endangering the nation's security by what he called the President's "arrogant refusal" to release gov eminent loyalty files to Senate investigators. Actually, Mr. Truman has not thus far refused to turn the files over to the Senate foreign relations subcommittee which is looking into McCarthy's charges that Communists ;md fellow travelers have infiltrated the State Department. Approval Considered High White House sources have said the president Is considering approval or limited access to the loyalty records of jxirsons whom McCarthy has accused. A ; key Democratic senator termer! McCarthy's criticism of Mr. Truman "such * lowly attack that I can't think ol a fitting reply." He withheld use of hi* name, but added: . . ' . •....'• "Let the American people be tile judge of Hint, kind of criticism of the President of tht United States." Senator Tydlngs (D-Mdi, chairman or the inquiry committee. 'said he had "absolutely no comment" on McCarthy's remark*. The Wisconsin Republican made his blunt attack on Mr. Truman in a telegram to 'the vacationing President at Key west, FJa. I feel," McCarthy told Mr. .Truman. "that your delay of this investigation by your arrogant refusal to release «II-^nccesKary riles is inexcusable and" .is endangering the security of this nation.'; Power to UseofNewHighSchool Possible by Early 51 BIytheville Senior High students may complete the second semester ol the 1950-51 school year In the new school to be erected north of the present building provided a contract can be let by May 1. ' ' ' *:-'. ' ' ' This Is the expectation of. the BIytheville School District's board ol directors, Max B. Reid, president of the board, said this morning. Mr. Reid said Uzzell S. Branson, architect for the new school, was asked at a school board meeting last'night to complete: plans • and detailed sitccillcatlons as soon as possible so a contract could b* let between 1 now and May 1. If the contract Is let by May 1, he said, students could finish the last semester of the next school year. In the new, structure. Work on the plans and specifications Is more than halj completed now, Mr. Reid sntd. Approximately $350,000 of the $450,000 bond Issue sold last November will be used to build and equip the new school. Fitzhugh Invites Investigation Of His RE A Power Connections WASHINGTON, March 23. (&)— [the wartime .Ark-La power line In Thomas Fitzhugh, attorney for Arkansas Rural Electric Co-Operatives, says lie would welcome an. investigation of his connection with Weather • Arkansas forecast: Fair and warmer this afternoon. Partly cloudy and warmer, except thunder.show- ei-5 nnd cooler in northwest. portion tonight. Friday cloudy with thun- rtershowcrs an( i V .Missouri forecasl: Partly cloudy tonight and Friday, warmer southeast tonli-hf scattered showers tonight, mostly cast and south nnd in southeast and extreme cast Frl day: colder Friday, strong south crly winds tonight; i ow tonight 40 45 southeast; high Friday 45-51 southeast. Minimum this morning—33. .Maximum yestcrday—58 Sunset today— 6:14. Sunrise tomorrow-l5:59 Precipitation 24 hours to 7 am today—none. Tola! since Jan. 1-23.50. Mean temperature (midway be twcen high and How} 455 Normal mean, (or March 51.2. This Dale Last Year Minimum tlih mornlni;—42 ( MftXimum jcslerdaj—-58 ^Piecipitnlion Jan 1 to this dat —1616. v York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations'. 4 T <H T ....... . ...... 155 1-8 •\rner Tobacco ............ 12 1-2 .nar-inda Copper ......... 28 7-R Beth Steel ................ 35 1-8 Chrysler .................. 67 1-2 Coca Co'a ................ 150 i Electric .............. 46 5-8 i Motors .............. 77 3-8 Montgomery Ward ......... 573-R *1 Y Central - ........... . 13 1-8 nt Harvester ............. 23 National Distillers ......... 23 Republic Steel ............ 20 Radio .................. 15 1-4 Socony Vacuum .......... 17 1-8 Studebaker . , ........... 301-2 Standard of N J .......... 69 3-4 Texas Corp ....... ........ 03 3-8 J C Penney ................ 58 5-8 U S Steel ..... ........... 32 1-3 N. O. Cotton Open High Low 1:30 May . .. 3168 3175 3160 3174 July 3186 3102 3119 3191 Oct 3053 3053 3042 304! Dec 3031 3032 3022 3026 Two Are Injured In Truck Crash James Martin and Georpe Gnd- win are tn Wnlla Hospital tort ay suffering from injuries received fU 10 o'clock Ihls morning when tlie Lrnck in wTilch they were riding Icfl gravel road and overturned near Promised Land. Deputy Sheriff Holland Aiken. who Is .investigating the accident, said, details of the accident were not Immediately learned as neither -n was able to talk upon arrival at the nospltal. Godwin was still unconscious al noon An attendant at Walls Hospital snid that Martin was not seriously injured and the extent of Godwins Inji'rlc.s coi.ild not. be determined until x-rays were made. Both suffered lacerations about the face and body. who said it favors the South. 4 /'I .don't know why any North-I erner would vote for it," said Senator Young (R-ND). As approved by a conference committee yesterday, the emergency larm measure would: 1. Tighten price supports for potatoes this year and drop them entirely after this year unless rigid controls operated. Cotton I'rtce Sitppiirts 2. Allow price suplwrLs on 1,200,000 acres of colon over a previous allotment of 21,000,000 acres. 3. Allow peanut growers 100,000 more acres above fl previous allotment of 2,100.000 acres and also permit excess peanuts to be grown for oil or other uses, without penalties, under certain conditions. The measure was the second compromise worked out by the conferees after two weeks of work. The first bill was sent back when Senator Anderson (D-NM) observed McCarthy noted that the Senate; In voting to investigate his charges of Reds' In .the State , Department, gave the inquiry committee power to siibpcona the loyalty files: of persons against whom he brought charge*. Then Senate, McCarthy added in his telegram to the President, "was See ACCUSES O-D Fate * S-hat one of Its provisions was included in neither the orgiinal House nor Senate mea-iwrp-s. Disputed rarl Omitted The disputed section — which would have allowed wheat fann- ers who lost winter crops through damage by "^rcenbugs" to replace two acres of wheat by one of cotton—was not in the bill which the conference group whipped into shape in a few liour.s yesterday. Rep. Coalcy (D-NC). who headed the House delegation on the committee, said he planned to bring the compromise up for a vote today. Cooley's Statement Discussing the pcanuU-col ton- potato legislation, Cooley told a reporter: "I don't anticipate much trouble getting it through (he House. We put it through by about a 2 to 1 margin before nnd it has been modified to meet criticism." Soybeans Open High Low Mar 255y, 25615 25H1 May 2WS, 253^1 251 July Close 253% 251 -H 2-IT.i 2-l3',s Z4ti~,'% 24V.4 Leachville Community Clinic Urges Sewer, Phone Projects Improvement of sewage facilities and telephone accomodatlons received top attention at the Community Development Clinics completed Larceny Trial Continues in Oscep/o Court Trial /or Nnpoleen Shlpman on K charge of burglary And grand larceny continued this afternoon In Circuit Court it Oficeolm with:the jury expected to jet titf caw l*t* today or early' tomorrow. Ship mart 'Is charged with burgiar T lr.in.k- the Wilson Service Station of Wilson of more'than IBS in money and checks In April of last year. His trial was held over Irom the fall term of court. ' / : The state rested ita ease «t noon today and the defense WHS to .start presenting witnesses this afternoon, v Trial for "Margaret Dent, Negro, who is charged with being ah accessory 'before and .after the fact ot first degree murder, and for Herbert Goodman, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter, Is' scheduled to follow the Shlpman hearing. Negro Held Here For Theft of Car Part of Arkansas Omitted from Mai! Delivery of Census Forms for Forms Hj- Charles Mnlony WASHINGTON. March 23. W|— The 105U census-t.ik-inrr Job started !n earnest today as postal carriers began distrthmiiiK farm census forms in rural area mall boxes over much nf the nation. Left o it if Hie mall delivery, bc- (.ausc or "complexities of tenant and landlord" relationships, were Alabama. Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, thp two Carollnas and » part nf Arkansas. Officials explained it It * widespread "practice In those stales for landlords alone to keep books on Unar.t aad sharecropper farm op- cr.ltlo^s. Personal Visits In Come • Farm census data will be gathered orally In those states when the census bureau's Enumerators begin taking the general population and housing Tigmes April 1. The gtnera! population and housing, census , Is scheduled to lake about two weelcs In the cities and ttnce to four weeks In rural areas where more ground must be covered. There are more than 300 questions on the farm census form, but only about 37 ol them arc "basic" questions which every farmer must answer. Questions F.llmlnltti One who merely grows wheat, for instance, will not need to answer any of the questions about cotton or "goals, rabbits and fur animals 1*1 captivity.' 1 Thp main farm census questions perlnm to name, address, race, age. farm acreage, whether rented or self-owned, crops planted, livestock or poultry raised, farm equipment owned, etc. Persons refusing to answer census tiuestions can be fined $500 and jailed for 60 days. rhe law forbids use of Individual's answers for "purposes of taxation. Investigation or regulation." nt Lcachville yesterday. + The six-session development clin- ! Ic, sponsored by tin; Resources and Development commission and the Arkansas Economic Coimcil-SUitc Chamber of Commerce, was climaxed with a mass meeting at the Lcachville High school last nfght. I. J. Steed, planning director for the Arkansas Hesources and Development Commission, conducted the clinics, which were under the direct sponsorship ol Leachville's Chamber of Commerce. H. H. Howard, president of the chamber, said today that every civic, social, school and church organization had participated In the clinics nnd lh.it the attendance at the sessions was far above the slate average, according to Mr. Steed. Large Percentage Attend Mr. Steed, who has conducted similar clinics In this vicinity and practically every section of Arkans?s. said that generally the clinics would reach about two per cent of the town's population, but about six per cent of Leachville's population participated In the clinics. Compilation of suggestions and rating of Improvements will be completed In Little Rock, and a report with suggestions as to where the long and short-range planning projects in Leachvllle should: begin is schedulcd,to be completed within the next few weeks. Mr. Steed, or other represcnU- Ives of the clinic sponsors, will rc- iirn to xvork out details of the report with Lciichvlllo leaders. SHACKLED—Leon Turner (center \, 38. Ls placed in shackles by C. H. Hallcy (left), deputy sheriff of Attala county and Mike Nichols (right), of the Mississippi Highway patrol at the end of the trial In Kos- clusko, Miss. Turned was found guilty as charged in the slaying of Ruby Nell Harris. 4-year-old Negro child, and was sentenced to life Imprisonment when the jury failed to reach an agreement on the punishment. —(AP Wircphoto). A 25-year-old Paris. Ark., Negro was to be turned over to Logan Counly authorities today following his arrest here this morning on a charge of car theft, The Negro, Fay Barker, was said by officers to have admitted stealing a 1941 Bulck sedan In, Paris Tuesday night. Papers found in the car showed that it was owned by the Rev. W. H. Mitchell of Paris. Barker was arrested at the BIy- theville Motor Company this morning by City Officers fTc! Hodge and Louis Lendennle after he had attempted to sell a sun visor on the car to an employe at the motor company. The employe became suspicious and called officers. Arkansas and Oklahoma. And Clyd« T, Ellis, former Arkansas representative and now : executive manager of the National Rural Electric Co-pperatlve Association, says any assertion that ha personally profited from construction or operation of the line If "preposterous." TKkett OfftttA Inue Names of the two were brought before a-Senatei appropriations subcommittee by a fellow Arkansan, Rep. Boyd Tackett of Nashville. Tackett .told : the subcommittee Tuesday that Fitihugh "got »30,000 at least" when the line was bull* ' In 1943 and $25,000 to $40,000 when it was acid. . The representative m& letter* taken from ~a Senate.' hearing t* 1844 from ther then Rural Electr!- .JWa.tl«5? Admtaiitiitpr; Slattery t* former S»drHi?y ef AgrlcuUuri Wlckurd, now RBA administrator, , suggesting an Investigation of th« Ark-L» ctmtracl*. * -FK.hnrt VenefHed' -'Slattery wrote he was *dvl«ed f.'om'. a'reliable :xniree that there was graft and collusion among tht contractors", and added "It Is »1<J Clyde T. K11U, Thomas Fitzhugh and others benefited by these transactions." Fitzhugh. a one-time .assistant Arkansas ' attorney .r general and chairman or the State Democratic Committee, said he •'would welcome a ; complete Investigation of my representation of Ark-La. Legal feet include rights of way procurement and were reasonable for time arid responsibility Involved." Ellis said he was ''proud* of his part In Ark-La, which transmitted power to a wartime aluminum plant. '"To now suggest that 1 may have benefited personaly U preposterous," he added. - • Tackett Plufftrtf Bill Tackelt Is plugging for i bin ol his which would require, Congressional approval before any RBA funds could 1 be loaned for construction :of facilities to be'used; b? any agency- other than any REA co-operative. • ' • \ It was-this which led ,to his appearance before the subcommittee The Ark-La line, orginatlng al Pensncola Dam, Okla., was built bj a group of Arkansas and Louisiana co-operatives and financed by money borrowed from the- government. After the war It was sold to prlv'aU power companies. New York Cotton May , July Oct. , Dec. , Mar. Open High Low . 3202 3210 3200 . 3211 .3218 3207 . 3060 3061 3051 . 3044 3044 3035 . 3041 3041 3033 1:30 3208 3216 3053 3036 3038 U.S. Military Embarks upon Huge Building Plan; Alaska to Bristle as Defense Fort WASHINGTON. March 23. (/P)— The U. S. military forces arc cm- barking upon 3 huge building program at bases outside the continental United states, especially In Alaska. This can be seen (rom the fact that they propose to spend on these bases about $239,409,000 of the $665,000,000 they are asking Congress to authorize for military public works. An analysis of the requests shows that the army, navy and air force arc Joining In the major objective. The Idea is to safeguard the United States from a sudden "sneak punch," possibly with fllomlc weapons. Will Strengthen Range The announced bases that will be strengthened range from Alaska lo Okinawa, Hawaii, Kwajalcln and Johnston Island in the Pacific to Bermuda In the Atlantic,'up to Labrador, over to the Azores; Libya and Saudi Arabia. In January tlie Senate approved a military public works bill of slightly less than SSOO.OOO.OOO. This Ls about what the armed services had requested last year. Congress delayed action after singling out for separate authorization 5115.000,000 lor housing In Alaska and Okinawa. Last week the three military branches appeared before the house armed services committee during its hearings on the Senate bill. The millUry brought In amendments totaling $187.144,000, Including new projects and stepping up amounts previously requested. The House committee Is exncctwl to approve the amended Senate bill tomorrow. If passed by the House, It'.Will go to conference with the Senate. , ,. •' Alaska fo Bristle Alaska apparently Is to be made Into a bristling air defense fortress. To make' It 'so, a tolill of nearly im.Wl.OOO U to be poured into ttmt I rentier nearest Ruula. The Air Force proposes to spend about $43,637,000 for such Items as units of the radar "fence," long- range weather stations and highly secret "Interceptor stations" capable of eavesdropping on messages 1,000 to 2,000 miles away. The army has requested $74,224,000 to strengthen troop bases that will defend these secret installations and the air fields from which fighters and bombers would rise to ward off attack or to retaliate. Storage Space Sought Included In these amount* arc requests by both services for funds to build storage facilities for aviation gasoline and jet fuels. The navy Is seeking $23,316,000 for a secret ba« outside the United States. Not evtn. n hint as to the Icoation or purpose has been released. . The largest Item In th« navj 1 , program for construction outside this country h 14S.M4.0W tor Guam Glum. National News Briefs- By The Associated Press ROME, N.Y.—A C-41 transport plane crashed today as U WAS taking off from Griffiss air fore* bast ne»r Rome during a ht«y snowfall. It was not immedialtly known whether Ihere were any casualties. TUCSON, Arli.—A B-M bomh- rr with 14 ahoarrl was reported down today near Glla Bend., AriL, about 125 miles, west of here, Davis-Monlhan Air Force base announced. KF.V WEST, Fla. — President 1rnm*n's press secretary refused to confirm or deny today a report that Secretary of tbe Air Force Symington may be shifted to (he chairmanship of .the National Security Resources Boar*. LITTT.E ROCK — Horace Altea Northcott, Salem attorn*; an* former speaker of the AnnnsM a Little Rock hospital t«*ay.' H. wa. 87. < " - " DES MOINES—U.S. Senator B. B. Hfekenlooper IR-Ia) »iii lait nlthl "then will be (evera! mwrx rather jUr(lln» arrests" »f : ••T

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