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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS *^^"^^ _._ „ ,..„„ »tm,<in<i>ra nm urvm-uriKT IDITANKAK AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI XL1V—NO. 290 Blythevlll* Daily Ntw» Blytheville Courier Blythevlll* Herald i Valley Uader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS ANP SOUTHEAST BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 1949 EIGHT PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ederal Employe, [AemberofRedUN ttaff Held as Spies m New York last nigh | l charged witiTstciiling American secrets. uorney General Tom Clark, an- " ncing the arrest today, identi- thein as: liciiUi Coplon. 27. formerly of loklyn N. Y., a Justice Depart- lit employe since 1943. Her exact J was not given but oificials said |;as a minor one. lalentine A. uubitchev. 32. Ihe Justice Department's an- 1 ncement conflicted with reports In U.N. oliicials of Gubitchev's let status. Tlie announcement le called him "a member ot the lisian delegation" to the U.N. third secretary of the U.S.S.R. |:etariat there, assigned bo tlv FPC Approves Ark-Mo lease Federal Agency Gives Conditional Okay on Campbell, Mo., Plant WASHINGTON, March 5— iff" .v*- - - I The Federal Power Commission h iihaUan office of the U.N. unit- con(ilt i onr ,ny authorized Arkansa Nations sources agreed that lie Ml5souri p owe r Company to lea i Russian national but d6scr .'?,~ for 30 years a 30,000-kilowatt steam ; r imi as an employe ol the U.N. clectr | c genertt ting station to be )ixie Democrats aking Lead in Filibuster Fight Southern Victory Predicted in BottU Expected Next Week By Jack Bell WASHINGTON, March 5. (IPi Southern Democrats — aided bj some Republicans—had t» e adult" 1st ration on the run today in it effort to force speedy Senate ac tion on a filibuster-crippling rules Senator Russell <D-Ga) predicte certain Dixie victory In a balll which mny—or may not—come up next week over an effort to cu'. short talk by a debate limiting cloture pitltlon. Vishinsky Succeeds Molotov Pondering Reds 7 Power Shift, World's Diplomats Ask: Was Molotov Fired or Promoted? Officials Grope For Meaning of Sudden Switch Vishinsky Given Top Post; Trade Minister Also Out Vyaoheslav Mi Miololov Ur-ft) was released from his duUes as Soviet foreign minister hut night and replaced by his deputy, Andrei RvLssc!"toVd"renoi'ters the South- | y. Vishinsky (right) In what was regarded today as one of the most important Russian power changes in a decade. (NBA I'liotos.) can I'<«tariat itielf. In either case ,a question of mi- Inity from arrest might arise. built at Campbell, Mo., by St. Fran- Electric Generating Co. | s s a B ainsi'the possibility of sub- and bonds. Isives netting into this country under the other so-called st lough the U.N. gate. Francis plan. Arkansas and Mis- Was Under Suspicion SOU ri would lease the facilities from in-rsls were made by Federal a new corporation set up specifical I''of investigation agent-s wno ly to complete the partially con I i followed Mi-ss Coplon to New structed plant at Campbell. Irk yesterday afternoon. She had "jt is clear that the purpose o in under suspicion for some th(j ado , )Uon o f the St. Francis pla lie. Ihe Justice Department said. (j t(j pel . nut practically 100 percent Sororities Select Mrs. Wy/ie As City's Woman of the Year IVhen arrested. Miss Coplon had i ™ e ^- j illancin g of the new gcner- 1 her purse a flat package con- M station," the commission said. Ining typewritten summaries of Aclua ,i y , •• •• lormatlon abstracted from oon- Itntial documents involving se- , "the stock of St. Fran- els to be distributed, to Ark.-Mo. - - , .stockholders would have a pali-ln ity data and restricted mforma- valufi oj less than one half of one percent of the total capitalization of St Francis and if traded in would have unsound speculative ern opponents of President man's civil rights program count on 58 voles to reverse a |X«- sible ruling by Vice President liark- cy that a gag can be applied to alk about a Senate motion. The motion Involved was offered Monday by Senator Lucas <D-lll) o bring up the rules change. That change would make It possible for I ^^ H w Wyl|c wm bc nollor< , d wltn a tea at the Hotel Noble the° "km r d d5 of 0l filibusler«i«t's 0 going morrow, 'recognizing her as Blythevllle', outstanding woman i now. ' Mrs. Wylle was named Woman of As evidence that Russell might tne y eru . D y a secret committee se- not be far wrong, Senate leaders | ccl( , rt by the Alpha Alpha and the ,ovcd to rally crumbling Democi-a- A lphn Delta Chapters of the Beta tic support behind a move that may si 8mn phi sorority, on a busts of mean life or death to President ,, om rmUions from citizens of Blythc- Truman's civil rights program. vnlc Senalor J. Howard McOralh of Tn(! committee's decision after Rhode Island, the Democratic na- cons ideralloii of all nominees, was tlonal chairman, called Northern anm)vmcet i today by Miss Eutopia and Western party members Into a whllworth, president of the Alpha huddle before the Senate teed off A |pi m Chapter, and the sorority's on its sixth day of filibustering. clly colmcu . To Ask Solid Frunt M , ss whltworth will present Mrs McOrath was expected to plead wyllc with an engraved loving cu] with the group for a solid front in a t Die tea tomorrow, recognizing her support of the rules change. contribution to community life h Lucas wouldn't admit defeat in Blytheville. leadership ability, and his efforts to bring up the propo- accomplishment. Mrs. Wyllc. who has lived In But an Associated Press poll Blytheville for 15 years, Is the third sal. |rhe Justice Department an- uncement, without going into |: all». lmP"«l that the materla1 , bimles ;. Ifen to New York, was actually AccepUnce „ Co n, ditional said Arkansas- „ . Accept "Yatd that as soon as the FBI The commission orted Mi-i Coplon', 'suspected Missouri's complete rellanc.i or the liliations'-'Uie attorney general I SI. Francis plan and its lailurejo loured against the misuse of re- licted infonnation coming into I: posseslon of the department." Irhe Department said a close hi- litigation of Miss Coplon grew It of information developed in the ernment's regular loyally check, added that there had been Isvious clandestine meetings be- l=en her and Gubitchev. She was Ipt -under constant watch yester- ly the department went on, when was oljserved In actions thai laralleled her activities prior to luer meetings with Gubitchev." Avoided Direct Contact IShe and Gubitchev arrived at liat appeared to bc their appoint- meetlng place, 193rd Street 1-oadway, at T.23 p.m. Ipor almost, two hours they Ivoided direct contact, while they lioloyed the numerous techniques led to detect" spotters, the FB They finally "effected a contac ien both dashed aboard a bus liar 42ud Street" the report con lued. .. The charges against the two. fil in New York, were ol coivspirac _ commit an offense against th Inited States pertaining to Ihe re n-al ol govcrnmeiH records an 'iauding the VS. of the faithfi impartial services of Miss Cop Tin New York, an FBI spokesma lid that "no supplementary info laMon" could be given out by tl |ew York office at this time. tar. 21 Deadline for Candidates For City Offices JAttoriKiy General Ike Mnrry of Ittle Rock yesterday afternoon In- rmcd City Attorney Percy A. .-right of Blytheville that under Irknnsas law county election boards lust close U>e ticket for municipal lections 15 days before the date for elections. I State laws also set the election lite for the first Tuesday in April, |hich this year will be April 5, mak- Ig the date for closing of the Ickel March 21. I Candidates for municipal office lust pay their filing fee to the city leasurer. or the city collector and ]le their nominating petitions and receipt for the filing fee with a lembcr of the County Election lommlsston in order lo get their lames on the ballot. 1 Elections will be held April 5 in Ities of the first class, and in ln- }irporated towns. Second class cit- whlch includes only Osceola In pssissippl County, hold elections lily on the even-numbered years. =ke any other provisions during 48 to obtain capital means that t this late date" the situation be relieved only by some form the St. Francis plan. "However, we have the obligation make certain that the plan Is so onditloned as to be compatible Ith the public 'Interest. If we are o approve it." the commission said. The conditions are: 1 Ark-Mo. In distributing the St. rancis stock shall retain the right reacquire it at the paid-in a- lount. 2. Within three years Ark.-Mo. hall reacquire the St. Francis stock nd retain It until Ark.-Mo. acqu- rcs the assets of St. Francis by purchase or corporale merger or onsolidalioii. 3 Ark.-Mo. shall distribute the St. Francis stock only upon terms and conditions which will assure that the recipients will be advised of the conditions of the commission order. The commission also cancelled.a icarlng previously set for March 23 and withdrew its previous supervision of new rate schedules covering sales of energy lo Ark.-Mo. by Arkansas Power and Light Co. showed 43 Senators publicly com- ] Blytheville woman to be called th milled to vote against and only IB publicly favoring any ruling by Barkley that debate can be bagged now. Tlie 43 are only six less than a majority, if all Senators voted. Of those who said Ihey would vote, in effect, to keep the Southern Filibuster tolling,.19 were Republicans. Rent controls expire March 31. President Truman has asked them continued, so his lieutenants may be faced with the choice between rents and rules II the filibuster continues. Lucas said a cloture petition will be filed early next week..If the filibuster goes on, Lucas said, he will give the Southerners a chance to talk at night sessions in what would be billed as an effort to bring them to physical exhauslion, Woman of Ihe Year. Mrs. Gllbci Hammock was named the outstand lug woman last year, and Mr Glenn O. Ladd was the Brst to bc named by the sorority secret com mittecs as the Woman of the Yen Mrs. Wylle's activities reach Iro mothering two daughters',"'.Hea and Dora Bcrnlce, to parliclpath In the Thursday Contract Club, RI span parllclpallon in all types community, church, and civic woi Heads New Study Croup Tliis year's Woman of the Ye was recently named president of a newly-organized Delphian Club. She Is regent of the Daughters of the American Colonists, historian for the Daughters of the American Revolution, Is an active church By Kiluanl K. Homar WASHINGTON. March 6. W — Startled officials gro|>cd today through a maw of »neciiliUlon— much ol it contradictory—for the meaning ol Russia's sudden switch In foreign ministers. The replacement of Vyacheslav Mololov by his sharp-tongucd deputy Amirel VLshlnsky, Imcl dlplo- mallo authorities nnd lawmakers running the whole range of possibilities—from a now and dnniior- ous move In Hie cold war to a sign that Russia may b« planning a "sofler" altitude toward the we.st. Some said It might bo no morn than a simple administrative change. The one tiling officials could agree on was that only further development.', will clarify Ihe situation. President Truman, Secretary ol State Achcson mul former Sccro- MOSCOW. March 5. (if)— Andrei V. Vishinsky replaced Vyache.sliw M. Molotov as foreign minister today In a momenloai shift of helmsmen In International relations. Russia's second most Important official In dealings with tho out- sUle world. Foreign Trade Minister A. I. Mlkoyan. also was replaced by his deputy, M. A. Bctishlkov, uf- Icr 'a years ill the Job. Until today Vishinsky also hud Ixon Molotov's deputy. Tin-so dramatic changes — tho Effect on Cold War Big Topic Of Speculation By Robert Hewett LONDON, March 6. (AP)' —Diplomats throughout th« world speculated today over whether Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov of Russia has been tired or promoted. Moscow said only that the tough most Important In the Soviet Union since Mololov look over tho Foreign Ministry n decade ago from Maxim Lllvlnoff— weru announced by the Presidium of Ilia Supreme Soviet In ft brief statement which left, unanswered n host of questions. There was no hint ns to what new Jobs Molotov and Mikoyan might l>o taking. It suld nothing about Ihclr being relieved of their duties as deputy chairmen of Ihe Council of Ministers. On the con- tary Marshall all withheld comment. So did Hie two Senate lenders of bipiirllsun foreign policy— Chairman Connally (D-Tcx) and former Chairman Viuulenlierg III- 'Mlchl of the Foreign Relations Committee. A third member of the committee. Senator Smith (R-NJ), had this to say: "I don't gel very much cheer Irani the fuel that Mr. Vlshlnsky, who had been very difficult. Is .succeeding Mi. Molotov, who also has been very ditllcult." But one authority on relations with Russia who iiskcd that his name be withheld suld the change might forecast an casing of tension between the Soviet Union and tho West. Negotiations toward an Atlantic security pact, lio said, may have Irary, 11 used those titles In referring lo them. More Countries May Enter Pact Growing Russian Attacks Failing To Stop Alliance By John M. Illjli*o«-er WASHINGTON, March 6. l/P)— Several more countrlei may soon )>u:ihcd Iho Soviets Into a (jjcar worker In First Methodist Missouri Rises Rapidly Behind Big Ice Block Sentences Due On Tuesday in Trial of Clerics SOFIA, Bulgaria, March 6—W) —Bulgaria's trial of 15 Protestant pastors for espionage and treason nded today after all the defend- nts made abject pleas for mercy nrt a new chance to work for the Communist-controlled government. The court recessed at 2:05 p. m. 6:05 a. in. CST1 until 3 p. m. i7 . m. CST) Tuesday, at which time t will pass sentence for the four hief defendants' and long prison crms—up to life—for the other 1, The main targets ot both prosecutors and the dcffense attorneys were American c a p- Church, Is pasl president and Vire President of the Central Parent- Teacher Association, is study chairman for the Central and Junior High PTA's, and has recently conducted parent - teachers study courses lor Central. Junior High, Lange, and Blytheville High School. Mrs. Wylie is the only woman represented on the Blytheville Board of Education, and Is serving her second term on the board. She also assisted members of the Citizens School Committee In recent campaigns for raising funds for property acquisition, and was an Arkansas delegalc lo Ihe Southern Education Ceremonial Planned by Shrine Club Plans for holding a .ceremonial for the Sahara Temple of the An- clcut Arabic Order of the Mystic Shrine In Blytheville on September 3 were discussed last night at a meeting of about, 50 members of the Blytheville Shrine Club and ntatives from similar clubs In represe Osceola and Lepanto. Rupert Crafton. president of the Blytlicville club. L. W. Williams and John Mosby, presidents of the Os- demonstration that their present, policies have failed." Officials said there was no prior Indication that Molotov was on Iho way out, or that ho was due for a shift, to a new past. He luis been considered a possible nucccssor lo Premier Joseph Stalin. It was In lB3il thut Molotov replaced Maxim Lltvlnov, generally considered more friendly toward Western Europe and the Unlled Stales. Tne change In Hint case was a prelude to Russia's Kiirprlsc noii- aBgrc.Mlon pact with Nnul Germany on the eve ol World War II. Despite murmurs of alarm from Capitol Hill, diplomatic olllclals appeared unanimous In the opinion Hint this lime no such basic change is In prospect. Their speculation Included this additional list of possibilities: 1. The lellel of Molotov and For- Tradu Minister A. I. Mlkoyun Join tlio North Atlantic alliance lalka despite growing Russian attacks on the security projects, Diplomatic officials foresaw swift Bdlon In Hint direction today, with Norway officially lined up alongside Hie Wcslern poworj. ; .., Ambassador Wllhclm Munthe 4e Morgenstlcrne took his place In the negotiations at the State Department yesterday about the same lime that his government In Oslo firmly turned down Russia's munth- okl offer of a non-aggression treaty. Norway brought the Uital of ne- gotlnlors to eight. The others (ire the United Stntcs, Cunadn, Britain, France, Hie Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. lltlli] man, regarded as second only to Prime Minister Slulin yesterday, had been "released" from hit duties as foreign minister. Policy makers and little men alike wondered whether the major Kremlin shift would quiet or In- flamo the East-West cold war. A source close to the British Foreign Office noted that Molotov ap- nprcntly still remains a deputy prime minister and member of the ruling Politburo which determines Russia's policy. He «ald he believed the move would strengthen Mol- olov'a position, making hfm somft sort of "general supervisor of foreign policy." • The first reaction of many European newspapers was that Molotov hart been fired for falling to block the anti-communist North Atlantis pact and the European Recovery Program. British official circlet speculated more cautiously that the fining Stalin might be getting ready to hand over power to his chief deputy. Brill nh Skeptical Some British diplomats, disillusioned after four years of fruitless dealings with Russian leaders, privately were skeptical that Molotov't shift meant a change to a softer Soviet policy. The semi-official French Newa Agency said French official ctrclei consider Kremlin ahakeup "essentially an Internal affair." Sen. Marcel Plalsant. chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of. the .French Oonpcl.1 of, .the- Re»itblle. Several other states are considered eligible for membership In tho projected security alliance. Denmark's foreign minister will leave for Washington to investigate the treaty possibilities next Tuesday. While Italy's exact relationship with the treaty powers In In doubt she may .itlll come ln.M-an original signer. Iceland and Port Icy but •declined to ineculat* whether It would l» harder or »fU er to the West. Paul Rcynnud, wartime premier of France, said the Kremlin shift "may be considered as a sign of change In Soviet foreign policy a* which the friends of peace can only rejoice. 1 * Italian reaction was mined, llk« that of all Europe. An Informed source close to the Italian Foreign Ministry said Russian hostility to- wiird the west "will not change greatly." Austrian officials, with their Independence treaty depending on stalemated Big Four talks in London, said privately they did not think Russia's relations with th» West will be eased. Work Conference Beach. Fla.. and Is at Daytona member of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Board. Her work with the tuberculosis board Included being chairman of seal sales In Ihe schools, and conducting radio programs on the cause and control of tuberculosis. 300 K\pected to Altend Mrs. Wylic will be Ihe honor guest tallsm and American church mis- of the two chapters of the sorority sions. which, got the blame for the | tomorrow, and representatives of and position in which find themselves. ST. JOSEPH. Mo.. March 5—W —Evacuation forces were rushed to Lake Contrary south ot here thi morning as the Missouri River ros rapidly behind an Ice block. Extra police, deputy sheriffs am a Red Cross unit were sent to warn and help evacuate farm famllle living near the head of the lake. The ice block, below Lake Con trary, forced the flood waters ove a road between the river and th lake. The rapid rise of the stream here was recorded at the river bridge guage. At 7 a. m. the stage \ as 18.1 and at 10:20 a. m. the stage was 20.14. with the river still rising. The river overflowed Inlo Elwood. Ka.s.. accross the Missouri from here Army Engineers evacuated four adults and four children by boats. Jack Flnncy. a pilot who flew up the river Ihls morning, reported large Ice mass coming down the river. He said from his observation It appeared to be moving faster than a man could walk. Army engineers were checking reports that an Ice block at Nebraska City had gone out during the night. Defense attonrneys pleaded for mercy and spoke of extenuating circumstances in their final summations. Four of the defendants, speaking to the court for themselves, burst Into tears in their final pleas. It was the seventh day of the trial, which was marked by long public, confessions from all the defendants, obtained while they were secret prisoners of the state security police for three months. All were accused of Ireason. espionage and black markcl money dealings. Court authorities made motion ictures of the final pleas. < the defendants | every civic, church, and service group are expected to attend. Approximately 300 guests are expected The guests of the tea wlU bc greeted by Miss Whltworth. Olhcrs In the receiving line will Include Mrs. Wylle. Mrs. Herman Towlcs president of the Alpha Delta chap tcr. Mrs. .Mm Crafton. past sponso for the Alpha Alpha chapter. Mrs W. S. Johnston and Mrs. W. P. Pry or. sponsors for the Alpha Delt chapter. Mrs. Gilbert Hammock »ig Flying Boat Carries Record Passenger Load J SAN FRANCISCO, March 5. f/P» |-Tlie Riant flying boat Caroline liars, workhorse of the air, laid lalm today to all records tor pas- Vnger loads. J The Caroline landed here yester- |ay with i"6S persons aboard, the Ireatest number ever carried In any Type of aircraft. jTlie six crew members and 263 favy men being transferred to this Irta made the flight from San plego In two houri tod tl mlnulw Non-Red Oaths Asked For Little Rock Officials LITTLE ROCK. March 5. MV- An ordinance to require city offi cials. employes and honorary boarc members to sign oaths vowing the; are not Communists nor Commun 1st sympathizers has been proposed here. It will be considered by th City Council Monday night. Electric eels are not eels, but called so because of their shape anc re&emblance to true «!*. Negotiations in Lion Oil Dispute Adjourned EL DORADO. Ark.. March 5. HP) —Negotiations in a dispute between he Lion OlMompany and the CIO ill workers union have been ad- ourned unlll Tuesday. A union representative. Morris Akin, said no progress has been made In the union-company talks. Tlie dispute Involves 420 workers at Lion's chemical plant here. The union Is asking that they be given a wage increase of 20 cents an hour anc! other concessions. The chemical plant employes now are paid from $1 to i2.87'i an hour. Akin said no work Is being dene K.I thf> nlqnt but that the workers reported for duty again this morning. Mrs. Wylle's predecessor as Woma of the Year, Mrs. Jim Smothermon vice-president of the sorority's cit council. Miss Dorothy Jean Hlgein son. sponsor for the Nu Phi Mi junior atfllialc of the sorority, an Miss Joyce Damon, president of th Nu Phi'Mu sorority. Circuit Judge Dies MALVERN. Ark., March 5. <iP> — Circuit Judge Thomas E. Tolcr dl ceola ami Lepanto clubs, respective ly. were authorized to meet with officials of the Sahara Temple in ne Bluff to work out details for ic ceremonial here. It was agreed that each member the Shrine clubs In this area ill endeavor lo obtain one candi- alc for Initiation into the Sahara 'cmple at the ceremonial to bc con- ucted here. Towns represented at ist night's meeting In Sullivan's afe on North Second Street tn- luded Osceola. Lepanto. Caruth- rsville. Mo., Marked Tree and oiner. One of the features planned for he ceremonial here will bc a street parade for the novices. Mr. Wll- lams explained the arrangements which must be made by the sponoriui: clubs for the ceremonial anc committee chairmen were appointed o perfect detailed plans. W. P. Pryor was appointed chairman of the entertainment commit- .ce. Dee Simmons, finance; Mayor Jackson, the committee on might mean a i»litlcal overturn within the ruling Soviet agency, the polltburo—although officials .?alr! they knew nothing definite to support that Idea. 2. Mololov and possibly Mlkoyan may bc assigned In new posts. But while Molotov has been mentioned lo succeed Stalin there Is lltllc. to litest that Stalin is ready to step ,ldc now. 3. The change might bc entirely administrative. The Politburo, which formerly had a membership of 14, has been reduced In number by two deaths. As far as 1 3 known here. Vi.sliln- sky is not a member of the l»li'.- buro. ugiil both know they would bc welcomed but have not yet received official Invitations. Meanwhile the government of Ireland has decided that It cannot Join an alliance with Britain so long as Ireland remains divided. Secretary of State/ Achcson held a lengthy meeting yesterday with Morgenstlcrne and the other ambassadors. They are scheduled to meet again Monday. The treaty, binding North America and Wcslern Europe Into an Intercontinental security system, Is expected to be completed by the nd of next week and signed by he end of the month—probably In Washington, according to responsible, authorities. unexpectedly birthday. yesterday, his 71st He and Mrs. Toler wore entering the home of their daughter-in-law, Mrs. Thomas E. Tolcr Jr., when the judge collapsed. He died before a physician could reach him. He was a circuit Jurige for 20 petitions, and also the welcoming committee. Mr. Williams invited members of the Blylhcvllle club to meet with the Osceola group March 23. The next meeting for the Blytheville club will be held April 1 in Sulli• s cafe and will be the llrst ladles' night meeting tor the club. Special entertainment Is to bc planned by a committee composed of Mr. Pryor, W. J. Pollard and J. L. Nabers. Louis Isaacs, secretary, announced that six new members had been ob- lalnKl by Hie Blylhcvllle club since Ihe February meeting. PSC Okays Operation Ot Part of M-A UIMS; Grain is Incorporate LITTLE ROCK. Mnrcrf, S. IIP)— The Arkansas Public Service Commission has approved th» charier of a company set up to operate freight service on lhf northern tracks of the Idle Mls*ourl and Arkansas Railroad. It Is the Arkansas and Ozark Railway Corporation, which \vouu opcralc between Harrison. Ark., and Sellgman, Mo. Authorized capllal stock is $400, 000. Arkansas ^corporators Include Roy Mllum of Harrison. Enrl B Hailcy of Bcrryvlllc. H. O. Leather of Bcrryvflle. J. E. Simpson of Bcr- ryvlllc, L. A. Watklns of Harrison, E. R. Vallancc of Harrison, Jim Grain of Wilson. Norway Learned Lesson NEW YORK. March 5. M'j—Nor- way's ambassador says the North Atlantic pact, with which his coun- Iry hns aligned Itself, Is designed to stop any "crazy Hitler" that might "challenge the free world." War Memorial Construction Bids Studied Bids were submitted last night by five monument concerns for the contract, which Is to be awarded by Mississippi County Memorials, Inc., for erection of a marker over the grave on the court house lawn of Lt. Edgar H. Lloyd, Congressional Medal of Honor winner in World War II. The bids ranged form a low of $3,890 to a high of $3,950. It was Indicated this morning. C. J. Little, president of the memorial association, said that awarding of the contract was delayed until Tuesday since two of the members of the board of directors were not able to attend last night's meeting. Ambassador Wllhclm Munthe de Morcenstlcrne said last night that Norway "learned her lesson In 19W when she was Invaded by the Nazis, and "today (Iocs not bclicvo that •neutrality' has any relation to the facts of life." Gestapo Chief to Die WARSAW, Poland, March 5. W) —Fritz Adolf Fischer, wartime Ges- Oct. tapo chk'f for the German general | Dec New York Cotton NEW YORK. Mutch S. ifi — Closing cotton quotations: High Low Closing Mch 3251 3235 3251 May 3231 3222 July New York Stocks Closing Stocks — Am. T p.nd T ..... Am. Tobacco ..... • Anaconda . ...... Ili'lh Sicol ....... Chi y.slcr Senate Confirms Three Postmaster Appointments WASHINGTON, March 5-i/T'l- The Senate has approved Ihe following nominations for postmasters '"cYfnTiTn' C. Cook. Buckner; Mont. Ward Charles L. Duncan, Murlrrcsboro; and U'O J. Schreick, O.sccola. Gen. Eleo Gen. Motors '. Int. Harvester government of Poland, was sentenc ed to death by a district court today for killlni thoujandi of Jewt. Mch 3121 2824 .. 23C2 2189 2 3108 2812 3233-37 3120 2824 2S02 789 Middling spot 33.64N, up H. <N- nomlual.) Nominated In February The nomination of Mr. Schreick to be postmaster of Osceola was irrdc bv President Trrman on February 19 He has been serving as ae'tli'm postmaster slncn 1045 following the death of Qcorje Doyle. N. Y. Central National Distillers Radio Republic Stl Socony-Vacuum . Std. Oil N. J Sears Roebuck . .. To'-s Co O. S Steel Southern Pacific . J. C. Penney Co. . 147 1-1 66 1-4 32 1-B 31 1-2 53 1-2 M 7-8 S9 21 1-4 55 10 7-8 . 17 7-8 12 1-8 . 24 3-4 . 15 5-8 . 68 3-4 . 36 5-8 . 51 a-4 . 12 3-8 42 1-2 . 46 1-2 Truman Asks Changes In State Department WASHINGTON. March 5. President Truman has asked Congress for some changes In the State Department to meet recommendations by the Hoover Commission. Mr. Truman In a special message yesterday asked that (A) two new assistant secretaries of slate be named ithc department now has fivei. and IB) certain powers o the foreign service now held by subordlnanle officials bc given to the secretary of state. These were two of several recom mendatlons for Improved efflclcnc made recently by the Hoover Commission In its report on the State Department. Mr. Truman said the changes are needed to give the secretary more authority, and to clarify the lines of respoiKlblllty and autohrlty. A county-wide campaign Is to be launched next month to raise the money which will be needed to pay or the memorial which Is to'be or all Mississippi County men and women who lost their lives In World Wars I and II. The memorial was designed by John C. McHancy & Sons of Blythe•Ille. and bids for the construction » the memorial were submitted by the Blytheville firm, and four others. These were: Pine Bluff Monument Co., Raymond Rauch Co., Little Rock: Art Studios, Memphis: and Columbia, Miss., Marble Works. Weather Hearing Postponed Hearing for D. E. Russell of Bly thevllle on a charge of driving while under the Influence of liquor was continued until Tuesday in Municipal Court this morning. Bond was tet it (It. Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon .tonight and Sunday. No Important temperature changes. Missouri forecast: Fair and mlla today. Sunday, Increasing cloudiness and continued mild. Highs today W north, 75 south. Lows tonight « north, 55 south. Minimum this morning—43. Maximum yesterday—70. Sunset today—5:59. Sunrise today—6:23. PreclplUtlon 24 hours to 7 «.nv today—none. ; Total since Jan. 1—12.53. Mean temperature {midway between high and low)—M. Normal mean for March— 613. This Bat* Uwt Yt»r Minimum this morning—53. Maximum yesterday—45 . Precipitation J«n. 1 to Uili daX«—

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