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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORnra»«T *»•.».. ,v^ * -* ~ " K^ VOL. XLIV—NO. 295 Blytlievllle Daily New» Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader AND eoUTHEAST UI88OUW : ertilizer Plant : or Arkansas ieems Assured Farmers Confer on Project in Missco Meeting in Manila Plans for Ilic erection In Arkan|«as of n $400,000 fanner-owned fcr- llilizer plant were presented to a •group of fanners meeting in Munila •last niglH at. the High School with • leaders or the Mississippi County |Fnrr'. Bureau. Walter May of Marion, vice president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau • Federation, outlined the fertilizer • plant proposal and snld that ap- Iproximatcly S250.000 has been plerig- •eri toward the capital stock needed • for tiic concern which is being pro- Ijcctcd as the Arkansas Plant Pood {Company. Success lor the project seems as- Isured, Mrs. May said. He explained • that officials of the Arkansas Farm I Bureau are assisting in presenting Ithe plan as an educational pro- Igram intended to help all farmers |to increase their crop yields through of more fertilizer, but explained |<hal the Idea is not a Farm Bureau (project. Co-operative Project Tile farmer-stockholders in the [company will retain control of the I company and stockholders will be I entitled to one ton of fertilizer per I year for each $15 share of stock I they hold in the corporation, it was I explained. Tiie pro-rating of the plant's [output Is not a guarantee that one I ton will be sold for each share of I stock, but that the output will be I pro-rated on that basis. Some years I farmers may be able to purchase I more than one ton per share, if I they want It. and occasions might I arise where the tota) output would Ifc? less than one ton per year for I each share of stock. Emphasis was placed on the need I for use of more commercial fertilizer on Arkansas farm land. Only 1200,000 tons are used In Arkansas I per year, which compares with 500,1000 tons In Mississippi and 1,600000 I ton* in North Carolina, according I to statistics presented at last night's |meeting in Manila. The fertilizer plants for Arkansas Sas proposed alter a two-year iturty by the field crops committee I of the Arkansas Farm Bureau .work- Iliiir In cr^gperation with th - 'Axis Sally' Found Guilty Of Treason Mildred (Axis Sally) Gillars WASHINGTON, March 11. r,1>»— The Mildred -J. (Axis Sally) Gillars verdict: Guilty of treason. Her punishment for broadcasting propaganda for the wartime German radio still is to be fixed. It may be a week or more before she knows what It Is. The maximum possible sentence is death in the electric chair- the minimum, five years in prison n $10,000 fine ai-d loss of her American citizenship. Even in advance of sentencing, Miss Dinars' attorney served notice that he is not through fighting. His first step, said James D Laughmi, will be to file a motion asking Federal Judge Edward M Ctirran to set aside the verdict and order a new trial. Lanolin has rive days in which to take this action. If his motion is denied, Laughlin told reporters, he will the case to higher courts. Miss Gillars, 48, who tearfully swore from the witness stand that she always loved this country and never intended to betray It "heard the verdict without visible emotion. Attired in the same black dress she had worn almost every day o! the long trial (it started Jan. 24), Miss Gillars stood grimly erect as the jury filed in at 4:53 pm yesterday. Her expression 'did not seem to change when the foreman. Henry G ca rry ..._ _____ . :o,:5Pera.t ion with the Arkan- I Davis. Jr., said in a low voice that rm»r» -a«4,v,>4;*.. ..-..-« .. ,!,., j tli .j had fOUJ,(! hel< guilty thus Fanners "Assbcfihlu a nii' thc College of Agriculture' of the Un- Ivnir 15 "' ° f Atk!ln5a5 at Fayette- Increa»cd Use Urjed It was suggested that the guild- I Ing of the farmers-owned ptaht will not work to the disadvanta-e I of operators of privately owned planls. Tlie experience in- other states, .Mr. May snid. i, ns b ccn that the. Increased use resulting from the interest in tlie fertilizer program has brought more busin- | ess to the privately owned plants. Harold F. Ohlendorf of Osceola president of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau, presided over the Manila meeting. He anounccd that the executive committee for thc county bureau was keeping in close contact with U. S. Senators McClel- I Ian and Pulbrijfht and Rep. Galh- in Washington to follow development in the congressional | battle over the proposed hike in i the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents per hour and include farmers and farm processing plants in Ihe I buisnesses covered by the wage lec- Islalion. The Mississippi County Farm Bureau is on record In opposition to naklng the minimum wage law : to farmers and the Miss- ] issippi County position on this ! proposal has been adopted by the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federations, it was announced. Dan M. Reid of Osceola presented a report on the Farm Bur- See FARMERS on Pare 12 rejecting her story that she was forced to do propaganda work for the Nazis. Blast in British Scrap Heap Fatal To 13 Germans BRUNSWICK. Gcrmanv. March .11. M 1 ,—An explosion at "a British scrap iron dump near here killed 13 workers today and injured 36. The casualties wore Germans and displaced persons, mainly Potcs, The scrap was being cut for ex- Fresh Snows Blanket Wide Area of Nation B.T Tlie Associated Press Fresh blankets of snow carpeted a wide area of the country today from tlie Missouri Orarks to northern New England. The late winter storm moved into the eastern section yesterday after sweeping across Midwest states. Falls measured up to seven Inches In parts of Ohio and ranged from seven to nine inches in southeastern and central Indiana. There were heavy falls along the southern shores of Lakes Erie and Ontario. Cleveland reported six inches; Buffalo, N. Y., five inches. and Erie. Penn.. four inches. Palls of six inches were reported in the Pennsylvania mountain areas. Temperatures generally were in the 20's HI the .snow belt. There were wot belts in other Parts of the country. Light siiow tell over midwest states. Rain pelted an area from Virginia northeastward to Boston. There also w ns rain m California and farmers in parts ol northern California's rich lood-producing Sacramento Valley were urged to move livestock because of Hood threats Temperatures started to moderate over the midwest cold front but ^rH° rT " £*' SUb - ZC '° r<latli "g s fn n[ h , ny ' Thc merc ««' dropped U, .five below a t BemWJi, Mmn./Ld «as -2 at Miles city. Mont In S? rthe " tm > Montan/YclloVstone River fioodwaters subsided. Army Engineers estimated 6,000 acres w flooded and 40 farm ™ C ' CSS b BLYTHEVILLE. ARKANSAS. FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 1*49 ere families tem- C.oiC. President Welcomes DAR To Blytheville State Convention Gets Under Way With 120 Attending More than 120 Daughters of the American Revolution, representing 20 Arkansas chapters were welcomed to Blytheville this morning, In thc first regular session of the 41st annual slate conference, at the First Presbyterian Church. In welcoming the delegates and officers, J. I,. Giinn, president ol the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce, cited the D.A.R. organization as one of the basic organizations for maintaining human rights and liberties. Mrs. Charles Penn of Blytheville's Charlevoix chapter as host chapter welcomed the group, and Mrs. J. D. Hnmmons of Little Rock paid tribute to the "cotton kins" urea of Arkansas in her response to Mrs Penn's welcome. The group was also welcomed by Mrs. John Edrington of Osceola on behalf of the Children of The American Revolution. Membership Totals 1,174 Reports of state officers Indicated that state 'membership now totals 1.174, and that 84 persons have been transferred Into Arkansas chapters, or reinstated during the past year, and 70 persons had been removed from chapter rolls because of transfers or deaths. Mrs. Frank A. Gcrig, of Arkadel- phla, state regent, presiding at tlie conference, said that membership additions had not been as great as anticipated this year and urged all chapters to increase and strengthen Ihetr chapter rolls during the next year. The Lake Village chapter wns named winner of a $10 prize for showing the greatest membership increase. Six D.A.R.'s were added. The treasurer's report, given by Mrs. Edward Madden Brown, showed that Arkansas chapters had contributed Sl.034.90 to the national building fund program, and chapters were urged to continue efforts to improve their educational program by donation of books and compiling histories for libraries. Stale Regrent Submits Report Other reports heard included that of Mrs. H. A. Knorr of Pine Bluff, who set out new rules for procedure during meetings. Mrs. J. B. Hesterly gave the curator's report, and 'k Mrs. Nash of Lt>kc Village read tlie auditor's report approving the proposed budget. Mrs. Harold E Weaver, gnve the historian's report and Mrs. Joe Cooper the registrar's report. Mrs. Alexander Wier read a secretary's report and that of Miss Harriet King, state librarian for the D.A.R. Mrs. Louis N. Frazier reported on activities of the vice regent, and took Ihe regent's chair while Mrs. Gerlg read her report to thc delegates. Distinguished guests recognised tins morning included Miss Marie Lloyd of Little Rock, who Is national vice regent. Prior to the opening of the regular conference a breakfast honoring Miss Lloyd was given at the Hotel Noble, with Mrs. Gerie Mrs. D. M. Biggs. Mrs. Allen Cox' Mrs. Frazier and Mrs. C. B Ren-' dolman, hostesses. Other guests recognized Included Mrs. Samuel Preston Davis of Little Rock, former national vice president general, and Mrs. M L Sijr- mund of Monlicello. who formerly held the office, and two honorary state regents. Mrs. Riggs and Mrs. The group also recognized the work of thc late Mrs. W F Mas sey. who died during her term of office as state genealogist, and paid tribute to her with a silence. moment of ti n i «* 51 delc e al <*. one national officer, eight state officers 16 chapter regents, four state chair and H colder weather helped check The sc , ap was being cut for ex- andTwa"^ £Z,™$ T™^ port. British officials said the ex- able to return to nL i ? Plosion came when a Heavy metal boUom lands " '" thc ' ball dropped on heaps ol metal castings In order to crush them for convenient handling. The officials conjectured an explosive charge was hidden among the scrap. New York Stocks men. two district directors ..,.„ ,, Pases at the meeting this morning Mrs. John Caudill of Blylhcvilfe was assemblage organist this morn ing. and George Hubbard Jr nrc sentod a vocal solo "Holy City '• Dislrict directors and chapter regents were honored at a luncheon session conducted In thc Ml Room in Hotel Noble with Louis N. Praalcr presiding Mrs. Hill Hostess at Tea Reports were presented bv the directors and regents and' Miss 'Mane Lloyd gave a report on thc orfrnnlzallon'.s building fund Chairmen of standing committee also presented reports. Thc committee Inriudc: American, Ameri- Sce D. A. R. nn Pace 12 Mrs. Russian Accused as Spy Is Silent At Arraignment; Claims Immunity TtltTIXT tm.-..,- ' 1:30 P.M. Quolationsl Am. Am. Tobacco .Anaconda Beth Steel Chrysler . .'.'.['," John Deere Grn. Klcclric "."] Gen. Motors ....' i. HnrveMer nt. Ward o.':hcrd ... ''" v lional DisiillcVs Southern Pacific Radio ' lepubllc Steel "'.' Si -ony- Vacuum ••1*1 rd Oil N • ' • nick Texas Co U. S. Steel .... J. 147 Go 5-6 38 5-8 59 1-4 24 7-8 .iti 1-4 '.9 3-8 17 7-8 43 1-4 12 1-2 24 3-8 18 1-8 69 36 5-8 62 3-8 72 5-8 NEW YORK. March 11. <,7>,_ A "i engineer accused of espion- ay refused to answer tnics- age tori, •ions at his arraignment in federal court and claimed immunity. dlplomatic I lonhilf i . dl ' cl! "' e d the prosecution I M'J'" 1 hlm * as " lo Pursue certain "Let the eiefenda t know If ne 'under the Ill lls i on that he is going to be punished without first the harboring & mistaken continued OubitcheVs d declined to accept of the suspended Uons employe that he did not want counsel. Riffcind said he nould assign R lawyer lo represent Oubitchev Hc then put off until Monday the pleading on the Indictment. Miss coplon pleaded Innocent to the three counts of the csploiiiv indictment In which she is named Her trial was set for April 1. The judge declined the government's request that the $20.000 ball for the Brooklyn-born girl be Increased to $50.000. Oubitchev and Miss Coplon were accused by the grand jury yesterday of conspiracy to pass to a "foreign power" u. s. defense and Intelligence data. They met this morning for the firs', time since they were seized together last Friday night by FBI agents after a cloak-and-dagger chase through Manhattan UrecUs. Administration Promises Rent Decontrol in Small City Areas WASHINGTON, March II. m _ Jn » desperat. bid to ,»v« rent con trols for big cltlt* and defense areas, the .dmtnUtnUon today promisee to scrap rent ceilings In more than 100 rural »nd .null c ity ,rea» Rep. Patnam (D-Tex) announc-* '_ ?f!..'_" e , deco " tr ?. 1 .»'?"'. At <"« »«me Islration force., hope TWELVE PAGES lime he predicted "a nave of strikes" over the country. If Congress falls to continue rent controls for Industrial arens where there me housing shortages. "The workers simply cannot stand rent Increases from 80 to 500 per cent." Pat man said. "A vote to kill rent control* 1, a vote for strike." The administration's move came as Republicans with the help of some Democrats threatened to take over the reins In the Mouse and limit any rent control extension to only 90 days. It confronted President Truman with his blRf-est test of power In the new congress Leaders called the House Ini'o session two hours earlier than usual, to set up a showdown vote by nightfall. J There are now 600 rent control areas. The heaviest attack on continuing controls comes from house members representing inrgc rural areas. By lifting controls In many rural ocmmunlties admln- to pick some votes for their rent bill. Tighe Woods, rent udmlnislrat or, agreed to the decontrol pin under a provision of the admin Utratton bill that would let )ih put these areas back tmder con trols If rents jump unreasonably The rent administration In formed members of Congress tha over 100 arfn.H could !><• decontrol led 11 the rent control net is con tinned. Two Ami tn Arfctnun Tlic rent, administration Washington, In elaborating prospective decontrol of certal areas, said that only two areas I Arkansas are slutcd lor such act Ion If controls arc extended. These Include: Crlttcndei County except the city of Wea Memphis, and nl] of Prnlrl County. N. Missouri areas wcr listed for decontrol. In Blythevllle. controls are stl In effect. C. A. Cunningham I rent control director here. Osceola Census To Start Monday Municipality Seeking Rating as City of The First Class Plans for a census (n Osceola looking to possible reclassiflcatioi of the municipality from a city ol the second to tlie first class have been launched by the Osceola Chamber of Commerce. It was disclosed today, and steps also are to be taken to organize a Community chest agency for the city. Action on the census was "taken by the city council at the suggestion of Harry Paiihis. C. of C. manager It expected that the count will slum more than 4,000 residents. The 1940 government census gave Osceola an official count of 3.226. The city's classification can be advanced to the first class on showing that the population lias exceeded the 4.000 mark, ft was announced. It jilso. is planned Id^hivt ti^ . W. J. Driver and HarweA htjfrllniP Rj brought within the cK^'V-BniliVf t through annexation steps by th city council, city Attorney W. W Prewett will prepare the annexation matters for presentation to the Mayor Ben Butler and the aldermen. J. E. Hyatt. Jr., Is chairman ol the C. of c. re-classlficatton committee and he has announced that taking of the special census will get under way next Monday and shoulc be completed within the week. Band mothers vill make the census with Mrs. N. L. Glllesple, president In charge. The band mothers will be assisted in making the tabulations by Ralph Wilson, an attorney. To Organize Community Chest Dane Fergus, president of the Osceola C. of c,, announced that meeting of the Community iV-vel- opment Committee had been called for 2 p.m. Tuesday In Elliott Sartain's office to make plans for the formation of an agency to unify financial campaigns for charitable organizations. "Need for such an organization has been felt for a long time." Mr Fergus said. Tiie c. of c. directors in a recent meeting unanimously endorsed the idea and suggested that thc Osceola Community Cheat when it is set up. be affiliated with thc national organization. Work Is to get under way within the next few days to convert two vacant lo!.s in Osceola Into playgrounds, the Rev. L. T. Lawrence, chairman ol the recreation committee, announced. One of the lots Is near the Presbyterian Church and Is owned by D. S. Laney. The other is owned by Mrs. Edd Qnlnn. Housing plan Wins Attention The Osceola C. of C. gained national attention recently when attention was called In the monthly news letter of the United States Chamber of Commerce to an Osceola project where 40 Osceola basl- ness men c n c h put $500 Into a non-profit organization In an effort to help solve the housing problem. The agency purchased 10 acres and divided the land In 29 building sites for sale to families who wanted to build their own homes. Nine of the lots were sold to Individuals and 20 were purchased by a contractor who (s proceeding with plans to errect five-room houses to sell for $6,700 each. The special agency was dissolved and the money put up by the 40 men refunded within four months of the launching of the housing Idea. Beginning March 24. an Appreciation Day sales event Is to be held on each Thursday In Osceola. Fifty- two merchants have Joined the C. of C. in arranging the weekly event W. N. Thomas, chairman of the chamber's retail merchants committee, announced. Italy to Join Pact ROME. ,\farch 11. W1 — Italy'* government Ija.s approved participation in the Atlantic Pact, Premier Alcide De Gasperl told Parliament today. He said the cabinet unanimously accepted an invitation to help In the final draft of »n Atlantic defense system. Foreign Minister Carlo Sforza had informed the cabinet earlier in the day of the principal condition* of the projected, alliance. Baker to Remain In Highway Post New Commission Has First Meeting; Gets Patronage Warning LITTLE DOCK. March II. or, _ Organizing quickly, the new 12 member Arkansas Highway Com mission toriny approved the reap pointmenl of J. c. Baker a 8 director of highways. Thc action came less than 15 minute.'! alter the commission me anr. took the oath of office tliL morning, in (he Intervening mo- n\ent.vGovernor McMath had spoken brletly lo the board, which li named earlier this week and ha. ended up with a recommendatloi that Baker be retained. Baker hns served as highway director for the last four years. He served In the same capacity for two years during the administration of former Governor £utr*)L , v, . fn (frrtctinijTh* futuri highway program for Arkansas. He sale! the state could use »«X),000,iXX on Us road system if the money were available. But the governor added "we have njiroximately $80,000.000 during the next four years; and If It lj spent wisely It will give Arkansas a fairly decent road system." McMalh • said that tn thc past 'members of tlie Highway commix sion have used the Highway Dc- partment In their districts for local political purposes. I know none of you are going to do that." He said that he btllcvrfl p»- Ironafe probltmi of the department should be channeled through Ihp director *n<t declared "(Ms department li not icoinif lo be * catch-all for political appointments. Tlie employes are going to work or they are not golnj lo slay on Ihe Job." Responding to the governor, J. B. Lambert of Helena, the commission chairman, said he believed the new commission through the application o[ busine.ss methods would be able to do a successful Job. In adoition to Lambert, members of the commission, are: J. PI. Craln of Wilson. Ark., vice {•hail-man; Charley Adams o' Hughe.;. Pied Carter of Lake City, A. D. Mason of Camdcn, R. s. Bar- :ielt, Jr., of AHhelmer, William L. Humphries of Little Roek. Roy Nfar- tln of Fort Smith, L. C. Honeycult of Nasliilllc, Truman Baker of Senrcy. Orval Faubas of Hinitsvllle and Ole.i milcrton of Morrlllon. Before receiving bids on 12 jobs advertised by the Highway Dcpart- mcnl several weeks ago. the coin- ratified two appointments submitted by Director Baker. They .ire Alf Johnson, who Baker retained as chief engineer of the department-, and Guy Cobb, who was named state maintenance engineer. Cobb, who replaces C. C. White, has been servinp as the department's engineer In charge of toadway sur- vey.s. Contracts lo be awarded on thc >aAls of bids received today were to be announced this afternoon by thc commission. They are expected to total $2,500,000 Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy and a little warm- thls afternoon and tonight. Saturday. increasing cloudiness, warmer In afternoon. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and Sat- irday. a little warmer Saturday; nv: to night 25-32; high Saturday u Hie 40's. Minimum this morning—30. Maximum yesterday—40. Sunset today—6:04. Sunrise today—6:15. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a..11. oday—none. Total since Jan. 1 — 14.65. Mean temperature (midway be- ween high and low)—35. Normal mean for March—51 27 Th!i n»le Last Year Minimum this morning—n. Maximum vcstrrday—45. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this dale< —13.60. World News Roundup— Trans-Jordan, Israel Agree to Cease-Fire Pact No Peace, However, At UN Session; U. S. Delegate Walks Out B.v the AMHwlnir-1) I'rrts Israel and Trans-Jordan signed n formal ccasc-firo at Rhodes today [or Iholr front h, Palestine n i_ lough <h 0 Av ,,t, nation complained Uie Jews ni-o attacking them near their itrti so,, nort of A q (l |, n Tcl Aviv lienlcx any fighting Is goltiR on around Aqaba, where British troops are poised. The coa.sc-Mro Is nocexaiy before a full armistice can be won by u M negotiators. Thc order docs nol apply lo the Nablus trlanelo of Eastern Pulratlnc bccnnso frtq Iroups are there. ]rnq hns not miirio known Us stand. 'Hie accord was reported lo linos In Jerusalem, which Israeli Premier David Uen-Quilon said jmtcrday U and will remain tsracli territory. Trans-Jordan holds tho old walled city and Its miiny monuments of the Christian, Arab and Jewish religions. Palestine Mediator Ralph Bundle sent more U.N. observers to tho frontier port, hut nil U.N. sources were silent about what ,lf anytiilns, U golnt; on. Trans-Jordan told Bundle Israel violated the U.N. truce four times. Thc Arabs said the Jsrm-ltK thrust across their border hut withdrew. They u.skcd Bundle lo "halt, Israeli altncks" which they said were made will) tank.< and armored cars, UN Session Noisy U.N. sessions nt Lake Success rang with the, fiimlliar Insults of Russia and Poland toward tho United stntrc. U.S. Lclccalc Li>roy Stlnelxm-er walked out of the Economic and Social Council when Iho Polish delegate culled Lt. Oen. John R. Hodge, former UJ8. commander In South Korea, a "gaulcller." Russia charged the United States "made use of the mechanical nni- jority In the general a.ssemlily" to win recognition of South Korea, rather thnn thc Communist regime of North Korea. told the U.N. Security 11 someone could dc- (iflf meeting Dutch fears lid violence, the problem of Indonesia could be solved. Danish Foreign Minister au.stnv Ra.smns.son called on Secretary of State Dean Achcson to learn terms by which Denmark could Join the forthcoming Atlantic alliance. Tlie treaty, binding the U.S. and Canada to Die defense of We.slem Europe, and vice versa, Ls to lie published next week and probably signed In April. Plans appeared to be moving rapidly to bring Italy Into the eight- nation lineup. British Hiiilgct Okayed Tlie British House of Commons approver! a SI.2IB.800,000 defense measure for a highly mobile army of 650.000. a reduction o! 300,000 men. It was Ic.w thnn a tenth of :he dofcn.sc budget announced yes- erday by Russia and proiMved in January by President Truman. The final split of blockaded Bcr- In Inlq Ka.st and West cainp^ appeared near. Americans said plans to outlaw Ilin Russian east mark arc under discussion. Tiie Russians decreed the death wialty for economic sabfllage In Western Berlin. German Reds Imvo >lamcd acts inspired toy the West 'or Ihe Inefficiency of Industry, low iroduclion and transport trouble, powder plant wn.s reported to lave blown up in the Russian Zone n saxony killing 41 Ormnns. Premier Henri Qucullle's French fovcrnmenl won a test by a narrow scven-i'olc margin. A queer combine of Communists and Oen. Charles DC Oaulte's exlrcme rightists voted against the cabinet. To hire scarce dollars. Prance decided to admit horl-term American visitors without visas. China floundered on without a lew premier or a pence with tho who have bested government forces. Acting President <i T.sune-Jen offered the office lo 5en. Ho Ying-chin. former defense ntnlslcr, who remained coy. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ~ - • -- - Senate Plans Test Vote on Filibuster Ruling Late Today «,, Chinese Premier? C!en. Ho Ying-chln, above, la mentioned as a possible successor to Chinese Premier Sun Ko, who announced the resignation o( his Notionalist cabinet. General tlo la a former chief of slair to Generalissimo Chiang -Knl-shek, Religious Liberty Meeting Is Urged Unprecedented Move Calls for Catholic- Protestant Parley CLEVELAND. March 11-WJ- A proposal lor nn uniirccedcntcc conference on religious liberty be tweeii top protestant world lead era and the Vatican comes befor representative* of 36.000,000 Amrl can Protestants today. Consideration of the plan Is ex Iiccttxl tiear the close of > four day conference on Christian In ritiences In International affairs Sponsoring the meeting Is the Department, nf Internal Justice anil Oond Will of the Pcilcra Council of Churches of Christ In America. The plan was conceived, • olutlon said, because "recent set- Ions of tlie Hungarian government leading to the conviction o Cardinal Mlndszcnty and (Luth- ertinl Bishop Orda.vi have shock I the conscience of frccdom-lovlnt men nil over the world." Action was postponed last night after lengthy debate. Some delegates approached the question of conferring with Ihe Vatican gingerly, they said, bc- ciiusc they arc dubious about reaching agreement on definitions of religious liberty. The resolution snld the conference was needed "In order that clear understanding bo reached as what each fProtcstant and Catholic faiths) means by religious liberty for nil men, everywhere and under every form of government, and as to the methods whereby the full observance thereof should be sought." Meanwhile n majority of the delegates were on record n.s ap- )roachiiiK a statement that tlie U. s. "must maintain sufficient ilreiiRth to convince Soviet Russia hat attempts to impose an Idol- OK.V by force cannot succeed. Some dissented and expressed heir views in an appended state ncnt. —• of Illinois i . . . • m '» C.S.T., on Vice President lairtHigliUltat oixmed the way for the test. + Senator Russell (D-Oa), floor general for Dixie member* and; others battling any anti-filibuster change In Senate debate rules told. Lucas that was agreeable. Hartley's ruling will stand or Ml on a mere majority of the Senate. If the Southern filibuster Is actually to ba halted, llscre will have to be another vote with t wo thirds of Ihe Senators voting to stop It SI* Hold Power i <,M h , a , lf I 0 "" Sectors apparently hold the balance of power In the lest on Barkley's ruling. Hartley held that the affirmative vote, of two-thirds of those present Is enough to c lamp a limit on the debate that has been going on over Lucius' motion lo bring up the rules change. His ruling did not go as far as the rules change proposal Barkley held in a as-minute opinion that the Senate had. never confronted the situation It now faces. Always / before, hc said, debate limitation had been denied against a motion such as Lucas' to take up a bill because there was some other pending business before the Senate. So, ho .laid, ha didn't feel that previous decisions were binding oo him. Observing that the motion to lake up a bill "Is an Indispensable Process" | n enacting legislation, n.irklcy told the Senate: "Tho cJialr cannot believe th« Senate Intended to freezo It* own rules In perpetuity no that It could never vole to change them so long a-s there was a determined group of Senators opposed to any change." They Won't Talk Whether Barkloy will be upheld or reversed In this decision appeared to rest with half a dozen Sen«- tors—most of them Republicans— who won't tell-how they an folna to vote. The showdown will come wh*n Lucas moves to lay Russell's appeal on the table, such a motion cut« off further debate and glyw it majority of lh<xw volliig a cjunoejta decide the iaiue. 'vvt -T Southerners remained confident that, with the help of some Republicans, they can overturn B&rkley'i ruling. That would mean that the «d- mlnl.stra.llon—faced with a continued filibuster—would have to glvi up Its altempt to change the lutei and probably Us effort to pass anj civil rlghte legislation in this session. ^ On the other hand, U Barkley U upheld by a majority of those voting, Russell's appeal will be tablet} and the Senate will vote automatically at 1 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, tomorrow on applying ft de- bntc gag. VAcMath Thinks His Highway Program Top Achievement of Store Legislature LITTLE ROCK. March II. I,T>— ovcrnor McMath thinks legislation citing In motion thc S80.ono.000 Ighway program hc sponsored was ic outstanding achievement of thc 7lh Arkansas General Assembly. And he was most disappointed nt e body's refusal to adopt a pro- oscd comprehensive election code nd a voter registration system. Thc governor expressed hts views i response to questions of newsmen ftcr the legislature adjourned sine ie at noon yesterday. Highway legislation , Included assage of an act authorizing issu- uct of S28.000.000 In bonds to fiance the necessary road work. Thc gislature also appropriated money eccssary for the highway program nd referred tlie bond proposal to vote of the people v, '• n overwhclm- igly approved thc i . r, Although the IcglstaUne did not dopt the entire McMath-sjxjnsored ectlon code, it did pa.« several .ws bassd on parls of the code. Other Important legislation: Created a new three-member tax onmifsslon to take over lax duties •rmerly performed by the Arkan- sas Public Service Commission. Authorized construction of a $5200.000 state medical center at Little Rock. appropriations for the Welfare Depart- Increased schools and ment. Put code. Set up an automobile title registration law. Into effect a new probate Made several changes In taxation —increasing some taxes, reducing others bu', leaving a net overall Increase estimated by McMath at $3,500,000, Some new liquor taxes removal of oil federal tax credits In payment of state Income taxes and an upward revision of truck license fees were amj>-'« the boosts. Clga- rette taxes reduced and par- llnl refunds, of tax on gasoline used in farm work was approved. The legislature passed appropriation bills totaling more than $319,000,000, but left 'to McMath and Comptroller Leo Roy Bensley the task of straightening out the pic- lure and seeing that the state lives within Its income. Yarbro Co-Op To Take Over Matthews Gin Articles of incorporation wer« filed with Secretary of Stale O G Hall In Little Rock today by th« Yarbro Cooperative Association which expects to take over operation of the L. R. Matthews Gin Co ne.xt week. William H. wyalt. president of the cooperative said today thai while negotiations have not ended, Rroup exacts to complete purchase of the gin property earlj next week and take over operations by the 15th. According to the articles filed today, the cooperative Is authorized to Issue J200.000 In capital stock. Only about half this amount Is expected to be Issued at first, Wyatt said. In addition to the gin, the . eratlves also will operate- the bean and cotton seed business': conducted In connection with i_ Other officers .of the cooperaj|«i are George W. Dillnhunty, vice on* Went, and Hlldred G. Bunch, «•»• retary and treasurer. Directors M- elude Spencer Bunch, D. B. AbhoMk M. o. McRae and R. P. Ashley. 'Truman' Passes £ CAKUTHERSVILLE, Mo., Mock 11. W>—The towOoat Harry Tfcrfi man pa.«ed Caruttersvilie shortly belore 11:30 this morning to Its effort to beat the 19-year-old record of the packet Robert E. Lee on the Mississippi River between New Or- • leans and SI. Louis. Soybeans May (F.O.B. Chicago) Open High Low close 222>i 223 218M 218 J i-« 217K 2111J 212U 314 33 3 li, 333H 226 »i 32911-330 New York Cotton NSW YORK, Mar. 11-1:30 pja. quotations: Open High Low Last Mar 3212 3243 3S39 :»?3J •fay 3220 3221 3206 3214 July 3105 3105 3091 3003 Oct 2821 2821 2814 2821 Deo 2746 3600 ToM Z7«