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LE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT OTW8PAPTO or NORTRXACT ARKANSAS AND BOOTHEABT IC8SOUTU VOL. XLVI—NO. 2 BlytbevlUe Oourkr Mississippi Vkllcj BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 1950 TEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS 'Smallpox' Call Brings Rash of Medical Help Two nurses and a doctor rode 30 miles In a Jeep in less than 30 minutes yesterday after receiving the urgent news that a smallpox case had been reported in L*ach- ville. ' Meanwhile, the State Health Department had been notified by Leachville residents that a 10- year old Leachville school student was at home with smallpox. They immediately dispatched a doctor. At the same time, two Leachville doctors had responded to frantic calls of the populace and had rushed to the victims' homes, and two others frori Mpnettc were In on the diagnoslses. And the ten-year-old son of Tom Randall, small for his age, was "scared to death." Two other nurses, and two consulting doctors were on hand. The lati probably had more attention over a case of chicken pox than has any child In many a day. His condition Is good, and nurescs say It isn't even among the really severe chicken pox cases they've seen. County Cotton Yield Falls 2.0,000 Bales PICTURES IN CONTKOVUnSY—Newsweek magazine said (March piclure of Premier Stalin, described as showing him at ballot box for 12 election, was a paste-up job, with the head taken from a picture "several years older." Ballot, box picture (right) as received by radlophoto from Moscow was distributed in New York by Sovfoto, agency distributing picture of official Russian origin. Sovfoto said it had not yet received any original print of the balloting picture. Newsweek ran a closeup of Stalin (upper left) in this manner for. its comparison. This Stalin closeup became available to The Associated Press from Sovfoto In August. 1048. Neither, of the above pictures has been retouched iri »ny way by the AP. (AP Wirephoto). - Stalin in Trouble/ Stasscn Believes ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 25. (;r) — Harold E. Stassen thinks that "something serious".has happened to Joseph Stalin. in a talk to young .Republican, 1 ! here last night Stassen commented >>ch a recent report, of a "faked" ' picture of Stalin used in Soviet Russia's \ last election. Stassen said he saw .Stalin on his visit to Russia within, .the last year and that he knew the election picture put out by the Kremlin was "at least ten years old." "I know Stalin would have voted if he could," Stassen said, "and If he did vote there seems to be no reason for putting out that picture.' Chrysler Strike Seems Near End Joint Peace Talks Recessed After Both Sides Compromise DETROIT. March 25. (/P)—The way seemed open to peace today in the two-month-old Chrysler strike. A company offer to put $30,000,000 into a pension trust fund—and the union's acceptance of the idea If not. tile amount—gave promise of breaking the deadlock. Both Slits Yield :. With both sides compromising, a basis for settlement appeared at hand for .the return of 140,000 auto workers to the job. Joint peace talks were'In recess Committee Hunts Subversives List House Group Seeks Missing File with Names of Suspects WASHINGTON, March 25. (#•)— The House Un-American Activities Committee searched today for a missing file said to contain names of congressmen who once had dealings with an organization tagged "subversive." : A full Investigation will be made In an effort to determine the present location of the file," Chairman Wood (D-Oa) announced In a formal statement last night. Matthew Cevetic, a former PB1 under-cover agent, had insisted a short time earlier that the committee had the list, that he actually saw it In its possession. Wood replied that the committee's records fail to show it ever was turned over to the committee. The mystery came to light because ceyetic wants the list back. Cevetie was testifying : about Communist activity in Cambria County, pa. when Rep. Kearney (R-NY) asked whether he had any additional testimony of importance he could give the committee. Cewtic replied that the committee had many documents which had been • in his possession and that lie would testify about some of them if the committee wanted to ask him questions. One file — a document of the American Slav Congress—he said contained "letters, correspondence and contributions of congressmen, senators and other iwlitical leaders." Cvetic said he wants it back since it was not used in connection with his testimony about communism in western Pennsylvania. The American Slav Congress was + Mississippi County cotton production dropped more than 20,000 bales during 1949, according to the final ginning report issued yesterday by Taylor Golden, head of the Jones- horo District of the Bureau of Census. Final figures for the year's gln- nlngs, however, represent only slightly lower yields than had been predicted by cotton producers In the area, A total of 272,516 bales were ginned during the year, as compared lo the record yield of 292,807 in 1948. A final ginning report had been issued previously, which set the county's final ginning figures at more than 8.000 bales below the adjusted final figure. The ailjiist- pient Includes re|»rts for late gin- 58 Czechs Elect to Return Home After 'Kidnap Flight Anti-Communists Seized 3 Planes, Passengers Say nines in Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas, or that part of the cotton crop not being picked or ginned earlier. This final report Includes estimates of innings scheduled during the next few weeks, which will complete the 1949 crop. Mississippi County's drop in yield was In line with a slight drop in the slate total. Total ginning* In Arkansas in 1943 were 1.604.485 bales as ;ompared to 1,922,179 In 1948. Mr. Golden announced the following ginning figures for counties In Northeast Arkansas: Ubodmah A new trial for Herbert Goodman of Osceola who Is charged''•»1th Involuntary manslaughter, hai been scheduled |to begin Tuesday alter hii first 1 "hearing In Circuit Court at Osceola ended in a hunr Jury last night 4 £ y _The;'iury returned to the court _ room at 10 o'clock last night after four and one-half hours of deliberation and reported that it was hoplessly deadlocked. The vote of the jurors, it was reported, was eight to [our for Goodman's ac- qilital. • Judge Charles W. Light of Para- lould, who is presiding over the court, excused the jurors and immediately ordered Sheriff William Berryman to subpena 25 new prospective jurors and scheduled Goodman's second hearing to start Tuesday. Goodman is charged with Invol- unary manslaughter in connection with the traffic death late last year of Jack Krause, Osceola barber. Mr. Krause was killed when he was struck by » car driven by Goodman on «n Osceola street. jff- Says Accident Unavoidable Goodman testified in his o*n behalf yesterday afternoon and told the court that Mr. 'Crausc stepped directly into the path of his car »nd that the accident was unavoidable. He said that he did not stop after the accident because he was "scared." The defense presented four other witnesses yesterday afternoon including Goodman's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Watte and Ray Everett of Paragould, a Southwestern Bell telephone Company employee, who said he was with Goodman a few minutes before the accident occur- red. Court, was recessed until Tuesday after the jury returned last night. Court will not re-convene Monady because of the appeal hearing before the Arkansas Supreme Court for Martin Lnnc, Harry Smith and Jack Barg, Chicago men who were convicted in circuit Court in Osceola last year for safe burglary and which will be attended by Prosecuting Attorney H. G. Partlow and Sheriff William Berryman. The men were sentenced to serve prison terms of seven years for burglary and 15 years for grand larceny. County Clay Cleburne Craighead Crittcnden Cross Greene Independence Izard Jackson Lawrence Mississippi Polnsctt Randolph St. Francis Sharp White Woodruff 1049 51.348 3,848 104.331 126,085 49,243 49,902 7,518 3,215 45,585 22,301 272,516 113,861 20,083 83,201 3,519 18,944 33.289 1948 46,119 6,352 93,930 134,811 48,680 41,648 9,423 4,700 58,474 24,204 292,807 136,828 18.739 90.973 5,277 30,751 43,038 Weathei SHOWERS Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy and mild this afternoon and tonight, a few showers In west portion tonight. Sunday mostly with showers Cooler northwest oortion late Sun- « .y. Missouri fort- ens t: Increasing cloudiness, warm and windy this nflcrnoon; high 75 to 80 south; showers and thunderstorms tonight and Sunday; w " rnlcr „ lonlght; strong shifting 1 s ,° unda !'. low tonleht 50s south; high Sunday near 80 southeast. Minimum this morning—50 Maximum yesterday—76 Sunset, today—6:16. ' . :.. Sunrise lbmorrow~V56 •'"'-" • Precipitation 24 hours'to 7 am today—none. • ; : Total since jari. 1—23 !,o Mean lemiMraturc (midway ,„,. tween high and lo\vH_l63. : Normal mean for "•.•'.• . Th| slJ»le Last Year •Minimum this mornintt—56. jtsl-rdiy—75 VreclpiUUoa Jan. L-M.O. ' ,. 1 lo this dale Negro Arrested For Truck Theft State Troopers Clarence E. Montgomery and George Irwin yesterday arrested, R 23-year-old Mississippi Negro driving a truck they stud was stolen In Senatobla, Miss. Trooper Montgomery identified the Negro as John Henry Wright of SenrUobia, He was driving a 1M3 Ford pickup truck. Wright was 'arrested on Highway 61 about three mil PS south of Osceola. where the truck had apparently stalled. In talking to Wright, the officers found that the truck had been stolen. Wright is being held tn the county jail at Osccola and has waived extradition, Trooper Montgomery said. until Sunday afternoon.' Mediators arranged it that way, hoping coin' pany and CIO'United-Auto Work- f «i negotiator*; v,ou!cl come up 7.itn ill more^fre^h ideas after U dij "think i\ ofer ^ 5 The 89 COO strikers meanwhile went through their 60th day of Idleness.' -Another A 0,000 persons have beeii Idled indirectly by the walkout. Hoprs Underlined A union - statement that Chrysler's latest offer was -only half good 'enough ftiilcd to dim hopes | for an early settlement. Fast-mov Ing developments in the past 24 hours left peace prospects oright for the first time. C h rysler's lum p su m offer of a $30.000,000 pension fund was rejected a short time after it was put on the bargaining table yesterday. But it provided the basis for the union's counter-proposal later in the day. 1 Money In Trust The company said it would set aside the money in a trust fund. It claimed this was more than sufficient to guarantee 'SIOO-a- mortth pensions, including federal social security, to workers nl age 65 alter 25 years sen-ice, Along with the pension fund, Chrysler offered to share administration of the plan with the union, ease the eligibility requirements for pensions, and liberalize hospital- medfcal-insiirance benefit 1 ;. The offer to share administration was a concession on Chrysler's part. The UAW, however, said another $16,020,000 would have to be put Into the fund during the proposed five-year agreement to make the plan sound from an actuaria standpoint. • listed a,s subversive by the attorney general In 1948. Cvetic, in an earlier appearance before the committee, said'the organization was completely dominated by Communists, g & 'When did. the Communist* .take over the American Slav Congress?'", Rep. Walter (D-Pa) • wantedYto know. Cvetic said in"' 1944, but this was not generally realized for a year or two. Cvetic said the file contained, among other things, a photograph of a letter written by the late President Roosevelt,, praising the war effort or Americans of Slavic descent. 75 Killed in Crash ISTANBUL, Turkey, March 25. (AP)—Eleven passengers and the crew of four were reported killed in l-hc crash of a Turkish airliner at Ankara, airport late today. Two of the victims were reported to be Americaiw, nnd one a Brilon. Red Cross Total Reaches $7,959 Red Cross contributions for the 1950 fund campaign for the Chickasawba District Chapter'today total- led $7,959.05, after almost lour weeks of solicitation. Reports received today included $2.50 from the Lone Oak Community, where Erby Hodge Is chairman; S70.50 from the area between Railroad and Second street, collected by Barney Cockrell; $29.76 for Ward ir, where" Mrs. W. D. Cobb Is in charge of solicitation. Truman Seeking To Fill Vacancies '^Conferences Held On Replacements for Administration Posts Residents Ready Rattlesnake Rally for 'Rattler's Roundup By William Tf»H OKKEENE, Okla., March 25. (IP> —The home-folks strelched a "this Is Rattlesnake Gulch" banner above their main street today and started whooping It up with the out-of- townors here for the yearly diamond-back roundup. They readied /themselves, loo, for tonight's banquet sponsored by the Association of Rattlesnake Hunters. And for tomorrow's oncc-a-year trek info, the "'nearby Gypsum Hills to hunt the ^deadly rattlers. < Snake Meat, Ton •; Fried rattlesnake meaU-for those who like;? it—will top the dinner menu. But there'll be Oklahoma cooking aplenty for those who lean towards routine food. Some of; the association's mem- beif^tnrn and. women both i be long -fwlll display some rattlers to the eating audience. The group thinks this year's two- day meeting will out-do the one in 1949, when about 1,000 snakes were captured with forked sticks and similar If more mechanical Instruments. Some 6,000 persons from 22 states rolled into this north central Oklahoma town, with a population of 1,000, last year. "OH Snakebite Medicine" The association's chief rattler— a gentleman with the exhilarating name of Johnny Walker—says virgin territory will be attacked this year. ; The Junior Chamber of Commerce here buys the snakes. The Jaycees resell them to zoos, to medical laboratories for their venom, and to canneries for what many con '' • trat (fallow*. 'Miss Steele' Of 1950 Named Miss Inez Donahue, 17, Wins Beauty Title; Alice Bishop Second Miss Inez Donahue, n-year-old Steele High School junior, last night was named 'Miss Steele of 1950" in a beauty contest sponsored by the Alumni Association there. Miss Donahue, a brownette, was selected from a field of 33 entrants. She resides in Steele with a brother, Prank Donahue. Winning second place in the beauty contest was Miss Alice Marie Bishop, 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Bishop. A brunette, Miss Bishop was graduated from Steele High School .'ast year. Crowned by Mayor Third place winner was Miss Virginia Hamra. 15. daughter of Mrs. Dorothy Hamra. She Is a sophomore at Steele High School. Mayor Charley Bates of Steele crowned Miss Donahue and presented her witli a bouquet of red roses. He presented corsages to Miss Bishop a id Miss Hamra. Preceding the beauty contest, two six-year-old children were crowned "King and Queen of Steele Grade School." Selected by the audience of more than 400 that filled the Steele gymnasium. Paul Wayne German, was crovncd king and Davie Kay Whltfield. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Whllficld was named queen. Present Musical Show A musical .show entitled "Town Scandals" and featuring members of the Steele Alumni Association, followed the beauty contest. It was staged and directed by Edward Everett of the American Producing Co. of Memphis. Mrs. Wade Hollcnbeck, president of the Alumni Association, was in charge of last night's activities. The beauty contest winners were selected by a panel of four judges from Blytheville. The judges were Mrs. Whitney Morgan, the former Miss Joanne Shanks who was "Miss Blytheville of 1948;" Charles Moore, head of last year's Jaycec Beauty Pageant; Ramon Morion, publicity director for the 1950 National Cotton Picking Contest; and A. A. Frcdrlckson, publicity director for last year's cotton picking contest. KEY WEST, Fin., March 25. (AP) ^-President Truman continued discussions with his staff today with a view of finding suitable men for vital administration posts. There was no Indication from Presidential Intimates that he lins decided upon a chairman of the Atomic Energy comml.'ision. Hard Post to Fill "It Is one of the 'most difficult posts the resident has to fill," one top aide said. "The man he name? must be one about whose Senate confirmation there can be no doubt." As the President's vacation ended its second' week—he left Washington by ship March 12—he was faced with the necessity of finding an appointee for still another hot defense spot. Tracy s. Voorhecs is rcolgnin? as undersecretary of the army about June 30, probably in advance of Secretary of the Army Gordon Gray, who will become President of the University of North Carolina In September. The President reluctantly accepted Voorhcrs' resignation yesterday. Still unfilled also Is the chairmanship of the National Security Resources Board. The President, his aides said, can do as good as job here as in Washington, in finding needed replacements. And, they pointed out, lie still can go to the beach and swim In the gulf and watch his staff play volley ball. Mrs, Truman and Margaret arc expected to Join him next week. The vactlon, it said, will continue until April 10; , By Donald Doane HRD1NG, Germany, March 25. (A?)—Fifty-eight Czechs who scorned a chiinco to escape their Communist home- hind, told today how seven iinti-Communist crewmen seix- ed their three planes in flight <ind 'brought tlicm to U. S.- occupiccl Germany. Only 26 of the 85 occupants' of the planes elected to stay In <Jermany as fugitives from Communism. One, an American library em- ploye In Prague aboard one of the planes, returned to Prague by train from nearby Munich last night. Talk Is Refused Those who stayed refused to talk to newspapermen In order to protect relatives left behind them. One of the planes was seized at gunpoint with the pilot, Capt. Jo- self Klesnll, flying u,e plane with Uvo pistols pointed at his head. "The second pilot and the radio operator pulled guns on me 17 minutes after we took off from Brno," Klesnll siild. "I thought at first it was a Joke, but they ordered me lo change my course and threatened to shoot me If I refused. I soon realized the course they ordered would' take our plane to Germany. But what would you do under two guns?" Seizure Resisted Two crew members of another plane and one passenger who attempted lo resist seizure of their craft had their hands tied together by the conspirators. Earlier, an air force statement Issued In Frankfurt said approximately 53 of the 85 had expressed a desire to return home'. It, said the thice planes departed- from Widely separated polnts^'in'Czecho- slovakia, Brno, Bratislava find Os- trava. They were supposed • to be heading for Prague. The statement said the passengers included 67 men. 16 women, one child and an infant. Sevrn Crewmen S'ay Of the 12 crewmen on all three planes, seven stayed In Germany The five who chose to return said they believed crew members of all three planes and several the passengers had plotted the escape In advance. The passengers who are going back Insisted they knew nothing o the plot until the planes landed a the U.S. air force base at Erdlng near Munich. "We did not know what was go ing on," said Mrs. Teresa Krnuto of Prague. "I did not realize any thing was wrong until we got ou of the plane and I saw we were no See CZKCHS on Page 10 Truman Expected to Sign Farm Price Supports Bill WASHINGTON, March 25. (/!>)—Despite the powerful opposition it aroused, President Truman Is expected to sign a compromise .price supinrts bill scut lo the White House after a heated Senate scrap. Harrjr H. I.lTitch Ley itch Heocfs Jewish Appeal Regional Group • Harry H. Levltch, Blythevllis lewcler, has been named chairman of the resolutions committee of the Regional Conference of the United Jewish Appeal, wh'.ch convenes in Memphis tomorrow.. As chntrman of the . committee, Mr. Lcvltch will direct preparation of and read to the group a resolution calling for an advance In funds from local United Jewish Appeal organizations before completion of .the campaigns. ' Mr. Lcvltch explained the resolution would facilitate operation of the group's charitable Institutions. A feature of the regional session In Memphis will be an address by Robert St. John, author and corrU mehtator. , . Mr. Levltch headed the Mississippi County United Jewish Appeal last year and Is president of the I. Miller Lodge ol B'nai B'rlth. Evacuation Ship Sails for Hawaii YOKOHAMA, March 25. (AP)— The American President Liner Gen. W. H. Gordon sailed for Honolulu tonight—still ready to turn back and evacuate 1,600 persons from Communist Shanghai it the Reds change their minds. The Gordon was scheduled to sail from Hong Kong and pick up the 1,600 Americans and other foreigners off the mouth of the Yangtze They were to have been ferried to the Gordon by two lank landing ships. At the last minute the Communists refused to let the landing craft enter the river. Third Meningitis Case Is Reported 11-Year-Old Manila Boy Isolated, at Home; • Condition Not N Serious Tile third case of spinal meningitis, which caused two deaths In Mississippi County last week,, was reported today by North MLssUslp- pl Clunty Health officials. ; ; , .'.•The victim, II-ycr\r-old Jimmy Nance of Manila, Is Isolated at the home of his parents, and children who have been In contact with him have ben excluded from the Manila schools. A Manila .doctor, who diagnosed tho case, reported that the child's condition was not serious. There are six other children In the family. Stillman School was closed on order from the State Health, Department early this week, niter two students had contacted the disease. Both children died en rout* to h pitals. Joy Lou Mason, eight, died a week ago Friday night en route to » Memphis Hospital. An autopsy Indicated she had died of spinal meningitis. On Sunday Shirley Ann Harper, six, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Harper, died en route to a Little Rock Hospital, after n Lcpanto doctor had i diagnosed her case meningitis. The children, According : to reports, had played together on Thursday. New York Cotton NEW YORK, March 25. Closing cotton quotations— May July Oct, Dec. Mch. May High 32.14 32.23 30.51 30.35 30.36 30.33 Low 32.0(5 32.15 30.36 30.17 30.20 30.14 Last 32.13 32.20 30.51 30.35 30.36 30.33r Former Ark-Mo Official Homed Vice President Of Services Incorporated T. Q. Seal, formerly assistant vice president of Arkansas-Missouri Power Company here, has been elected vice president of Ebasco vices Incorporated In New York. Prior to his election as vice president, Mr. Seal was general consultant and a director of Ebasco's Mid- Services Incorporated In New York. Companies. He formerly served with the Arkansas Department of Public Utilities as rate engineer and later as commissioner. Also formerly associated with Virginia Western Power Company and Louisiana Power and Light Company, Mr. Seal Joined Ebasco's Services Incorporated in 1940. 73 Enumerators Are Named To Take Census in Missco Names ol 73 enumerators who will conduct the nth dcccnnta census in Mississippi County beginning April 1 were announced ycster day by the Bureau of Census office In iJoncsboro. The list Includes 29 enumerators*-— N. O. Cotton High May Jly 31.95 Oct 30,42 Dec 30.23 M<* .*-.,,,,.,:. LOW 31.10 31.87 30.2S 30.09 Close 31.73-79 31.83-90 30.41-42 30.24bid Lea-ring Accident Scene Corf* Driver $75 Fine T. S. Crosby was fined »15 »nd cost* In Municipal Court this morn- Ing on his plea of guilty to a charge of leaving the scene of an accident. Mr. Crosby was arresl*d for falling to stop after the car he vxf drIvlng.collIdcd• wlIh aparkedcar M*Ud|om iMt eturry Mmt from BlyLhcvllie, II [rom Osccola, H from Manila, four from Luxora, four from Dycss, three [rom Lcnch- vllie, three rrom Wilson, two from Deli, an.d one each from Kciser, BassoU, Tyron7,a, Jonesboro, Burdette and Huffman. BlytheviHe Knumeratnni ' he enumerators from Blythevlilc include: Mrs. Edna L. Webb, Mrs. Irma D. Bunch, Mrs. Martha Jordan, Mrs. Ncta Bunch, Mrs. H. O. Mahan, Paul Belew, Wayland if. Meadows, Elmer Holmes. Mrs. tluth Bevlll, Mrs. Dorothy Scrape, Olhcllo K. Jones, Mrs. Mary B. Long, Dewey V. Hamby, Mrs. Opal H.'Ariklsson. Everette A. Rcbstock, Hodgson Mod- ifiger, Mrs. Thclma Stabler, Mrs. Helen Zachry, Mrs. Mary E. Carter, Richard W. McFall, Mrs. Glenda Etchicson, Jack T. Tapp, Mrs. Lois M. Young, Mrs. Meld* Harrison, Mrs. Joyce S. Crocker, Mrs. Mona Orlssom, Mrs. Ir» F. O'Neal, Mrs. Irene. D. Tyrone, and Mrs. Patltc D. Boyd. * •"•.'• Enumerators from Osceola Miss Geneva Lloyd. Miss Carolyn Banister, Knox Clark, Malcolm tntMa, J»». r»y» • Moon, Un. Dorothy Malock, Victor Cox, Mrs Doris West, Mrs. E, A. Wilson, Ma Falrlcy, and Mrs. Phyllis E. Looney Manila Group Those from Manila are Mrs. Mar L. Wcatherford. R. Kennedy, Mr Maxlne F. Slccle, Mrs. Llllie Pear son, Freddie Powell, James E. Eng Itsli, Charles M. Hughes, Earncs Horsley, Mrs. Rives Hewlett, Mr Rose Johnson, Mrs. Peggy J. Blak Luxora enumerators Include Cla'r ence Hill, Ray s. olive, Arthu Ro.wcll, and Abner J. Hill; and thos from Dyess are: Mrs. Elsie Good man, Vernon H. Humphries. Evcre P. Grist, and Martin Ward. The three enumerators from Wi son are Mrs. Opal Millington. Mr Eleanor C. Boyles, and Charles Wells. Those [rom Lcaehvillc arc Mrs. Mnrie Kcnnett, Arthur V. Huclcr, and Roy Chlldress. Those from Dell are Doyle Houston and Mrs. Verncl Sawyer. Others Include Mrs. Edith Hicks of Kelser, James p. Sulccr' of Ty- roriM, Mrs. Sarah L. Cissell of Bas- sctt, . Bill A. Wlxson of Burdctle. William U Ray of Huffman and After juggling it for two day*. 10 Senate approved the measure eslerday on a 38 to .31 vote. Both backers, and opponents ''agreed lat Mr. Truman probably will make law. The House had approved 1* arller. Cotton Supports Ea»ed The measure tightens government rice supports on potatoes and:e*s- s them on peanuts and cotton. The upjwrts are ; administered, by the tgrlcul^uie^v.peputment r under/ • urch&se a*ncVk>an program interTdj' " d to keep" crop/prices at a level onsiclered fair to farmers. Senator Ellender ; (D-La), : who lushed .the bill through on '' the Ilird try, said: "I don't think there is any doubt hat President Truman will sign 'It xcause It will result in saving the • arm program." Senator Alken (R-Vt), who led he fight against the measure, greed that the President will sign, ut added: - Projrram on Skids" I'm afraid the whole farnvsup- »rt program Is : on the skids." Three Northern Democrats—Benton (Conn), Douglas (111) and Lehman (NY)—joined 28. Republicans n a vain effort to defeat the farm measure. On the winning side were 38 Xmocrats and three Republicans, Donnell and Kern of Missouri and Millikin of Colorado. The test cleared up an unusual parliamentary snarl. The Senate passed the same mea- ;ure on Thursday by a 37 to 33 'ote but an effort to clinch the vlc- ,ory backfired. 37 to 35. That gave :he Senate a chance to reconsider lie original approval. . Democratic leaders worked fran- .tcally calling back absentee sena- ,ors. , The final lest came quickly—and with it a victory for the compromise. Secretary of Agriculture Brannan gets authority to sell last year's surplus spuds at bargain rates or give them away to governmental and welfare organization;, with the government paying the freight on free shipments. Marketing Limited On the 1D50 crop farmers must agice to marketing orders and agreements—which limit the quality and quantity going to market- In order to get supports. Potato supports, which have cost an esllmalcd $500.000,000 with tho current crop, would bo banned for 1951 and future years unicj^s Con-, gress enacts rigid new potato controls, and growers accept them. The cotton provisions would add about 1,200,000 acres eligible for price supports lo the previous 21,- 000,000-acrc allotment. That allotment was nearly 6.000.000 acres below last year and many cotton farmers complained the reduction was too drastic. New York Stocks Ho. Hotert4 <* Joncsboro. Closing Stocks: AT & T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel ; Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester National Distillers Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum ,. Studcbaker Standard of N J ,. Texas Corp J O Penney U S Steel Sears Yw.V 155 1-4 72 1-1 28 1-3 35 67 1-8 47 1-8 Tl 1-3 57 13 1-8 56 7-3 23 . 26 1-4 15 3-4 17 1-4 30 1-8 70 1-8 64 59 . 32 1-3 7-8 Southern Pacific•.:...,..,, U 1-4

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