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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH* DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHSAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTBEAST MISSOURI VOL. XI,IV—NO. 297 tarn H, Williams, lank President, lies Suddenly Business Leader Stricken in Lobby of Hotel in Kansas City Funeral services for San llouston Williams, 48, presi lent of the First Nntiona liank of Blytheville who diec luddcnly in Kansas City ye; lunlny, will be conducted a 10 a. ra. Wednesday at th j>;i]>Ust Church. I Hi-. Williams suffered I earl attack in the lobby o llotel iMuchlohticli only a shoi lime after liis arrival in th lily where he was to mee I'harles Rose liter in the day In Kansas City |rip. T.!r. Williams left Blytheville Sa' tiny night. He was accompanied I mesboro by I.. B. Reese, exoculh lice president of tlie tank, and in l-nded to take a Frisco train fro lonesboro to Kansas city. Aft missing connections on the Fvisc IP went by the way o! the Cotto Belt to St. Louts and then lo Kan- Iis city. \ 1 Mr. Hcese said that Mr. WilliVms lad not had a previous heart Ittack but had been on a diet luce last summer following a visit n Mayo Brothers Clinic of Roches- br.Minn. Stricken In Hotel Lobby I Members of the family here did lot learn of Mr. Williams' death ntil after Mr. Rose's arrival of Rosc'an . The two wei on a Blythevill* Daily Newi Blythevllle Courier Banker Dies Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MARCH 14, 1949 TEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS 471,000 Miners die as 2-Week Shutdown Starts Eastern Coal Pits Closed as Protest And as 'Memorial' Sam Houston Williams Deadline lo File 1948 Income Tax Returns Is Near H. (ff(— in tansas city by plane. Mr. Williams jcanie 111 while scaled In the lobby nlting for Mr. Rose. 11 was learn- here, and asked a hotel attend- Jut to summons a doctor. He was liken to his room and died before lie arrival of the doctor. ] In Kansas City today It was lunounced bv Deputy Coroner G. Q. Itagady that death was due to the VtacV. The body will arrive In llytheville at 5:30 a. rn. tomorrow ji the way of St. Louis, "rhe funeral services will be con- lucted by the Rev. E. C. Brown, lastor of the First Baptist Church, there Mr. Williams was a member, •nd the Rev. /Ulen , D. Stewart, lastor Af the FlrsCMechodist Church iBurial will be.-'in Memorial Park |> Memphis in-charge of the Cobb funeral Home - of Blytheville. 1 Mr. Williams Is survived by his life, Mrs. corrlne Welch Williams; l.vo daughters. Miss Virginia Willi- Ims, who arrived last night from lirenau College in Gainesville, a., and Martha Ellen Williams; brother. Raymond Williams of |)rnville, Calif., four sisters, Mrs. T. Harvey of Liberty. Miss.; lirs. O. L. McCall. Enterprise. Ala.; llrs. K. H. Williams. Baton Rouge, j,a.; and Mrs. W. M. Coppedge of |tta Bena. Miss. Hegan Banking Career in 1920 I Tlie son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse I'homas Williams. Mr. Williams was lorn in Ardmore, Okla., April 2 See BANKER DIES on Page 10 West European Nations See Pact Five-Nation Union Gets Official Look At the Final Draft LONDON, Nfarch H. <!?> — The five Western European Union countries take an official look today a', the final draft of the North Atlantic defence alliance. The foreign ministers of the five nations—Britflin. France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg— opened a two day meeting. Other ministers of cabinet rank Joined them. One putpcse of the meeting is to try to bring into defense arrangements of the Western European Union other European countries which will join the U.S.—backed North Atlantic agreement. The North Atlantic pact is slated to be signed in Washington early next lonth. The Western European Union is a 0-year defense treaty the five ountries signed In Brussels a year go Thursday. The projected North Atlantic greement. completed in Washing- on last week. Is for 20 years. It, too, -s for mutual defense purposes. Beides the five nations and the Unit- d States, it also Includes Canada f/s Shepherd, 56,D/es;R/tes Held Today ncral services (or Otis Shcp Blytl eville grocer and retired laiirond"engineer, were, conducted a 1:30 this afternoon In the Cobl l-uiiernl Home Chapel by the Rev. E :. Brown pastor of tlie First Bap Church. Burial was in Elmwocc Mr. Shepherd died suddenly I (Kin su'urdiiy while at work in hi i>:ery More on North Frarklii |ueet- Ho had been In ill liealtl y sonic time. He wa.s o'i. Born in Paraqolllrt. Mr. Shepheri Ind hi.s family moved to Blythevill |5 years i"_;o Ircm Jonos-oro wher o rcMdcrl for a luimhrr of year ! - was a retired Frisco Lines engi | ecr. He v.a:- ?. veteran of World War • id a member of tlie Firsl Baptls |:iiurch. He al.^o was the BlyLlic 1'lle icprr.-.rntativc of tlie Arkaivsn |- r lilctic Union. He is survived by hi.s wife. Mi llermn Sl-ephcrrt. an instructor a llvthevillp Junior Hii?h S.-hool; or JaiKlitor Mrs- Worth D. Holder i lnythcvi!lc: o:ie broiher le.^1 ll-epherd ot Columbus. G?.: one I' Mrs. W. J. Rogers of Blytlie- |iilc and a half-sister. Mrs. Leoaa Pall be.-irers were Ed Cook, Rail Sylvester. L. C. Baker. R. E. |;laylock. K. B. Barker, and E. R lackson. nd Norway. Denmark, Italy, Por- ugal" xnd Iceland may join. .They also will talk over a constl- ution for the proposed council o; Europe. Tliey agreed "In princt- :le" to fuch a council earlier thh 'ear. The five Brussels powers anc ive other Western European coun- ries meet here March 28 to discuss adopting this constitution. Man; jeople hope the council will be i OTCrunner to a United States o Europe. PITTSBURGH, March About. 471,000 soft i» 1(l '"ird conl miners stayed away from work today. Their work Btoppnge halted conl mining east of the Mississippi river and forced the nation's Industry lo begin eating up Its stock of stored coal. The differs started a two-week voluntary lay otf In answer to John L. Lewis' cnll for n memorial to dead and Injured miners. The miners also nre protesting appointment of Dr. James noyd as director of the U. S, Bureau of ^ incs. The idle miners normally work In three ten states: West Virginia, Pennsylvania. Kentucky. Illinois, Alabama, Ohio. Virginia, Tennessee. Indiana, und Maryland. Lewis' order for a work stoppage exempted about 32,000 UMW miners In these states: Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, Utah. Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Washington, Kansas and Missouri. The western states produce only a trickle of tlie nation's soft conl. Pennsylvania produces virtually all the anthracite mined In the United States and ranks second after West Virginia as a soft coal producer. The scene at a captive coal mine, owned by the U. S. Steel Corp. In Western Pennsylvania wns typical. Work Call Unanswered The siren at the National No. 1 mine of H. C. Frick Coke Co.. U. S. Steel subsidiary, blew the work cnll as usual at : :40 a.m. (CST) but It •ent unanswered. There also was Idleness at more linn a dozen other Frick holdings u this rich Western Pennsylvania .reduction area. Tlie big Robcna Mine near Uniontown, reputedly world's largest single producing nine, also was Idle. The collective production of the ^rick mines has been estimated at about 30,000 tons per day. Jones & Laughlin Stee! Corp. fourth largest steel producers in the nation, also expected no work Small commercial mines sprinkled through this area were idle. The miners may find time hanging heavily on their hands. In other WASHINGTON, March 14—W>)— Tomorrow midnight is the deadline to file 1948 Income tax returns and penalises await those who delay beyond that time. Revenue Bureau officials said today a heavy proportion of the 65,000,000 obligated to make returns already have done so—under lure of prospective refunds—but K con- Idcrable number have yet to do so. Every citizen or resident with income over $GOO In 1948 must file a return on time or fnce |>enallle.s ranging up to 25 per cent of the tax for delay. Some of them also must flic estimates on their 1949 Income tax and begin paying It In quarterly Installments. Two classes of people are subject to this requirement: 1. Those who expect to receive over SGOO, of which more thnn $100 Is not subject to withholding tax. a.Those drwaing wages subject to withholding In excess of $4,600 plus $600 for each exemption claimed. (Meaning, for example, a married irmn drawing over $5,700 and filing a joint return..1 A penalty also attaches to late filing of an estimate declaration. Youth at Etowah Suffers Fatal Injuries in Fire GOP Leaders Join Filibuster Compromise Move; Truman Rent Plan Faces New Threat years such "holidays" come later Unity Is S 'ulion WASHINGTON, ^ rcli 14. I/P'I — Paul G. Hoffnip- '. 12 Swedish nbor leadens tcxla;. .;iflt Russia wil not start a war as lor.-$ as "the free peoples of the world stand togeth er " The E.'cnoniic Cooperaticni Ad ministrator made tile statement in welcoming the Swedes here for a two-week tour of key Industrial arens along the eastern seaboard The S'.vedcs are interested in seeing the United States industrial machine at work. Hoffman made no mention of the North Atlantic alliance, but his re- nU'.rks tcok on significance from the present stage of work on the pact. Sweden is the only Scandinavian nation to hold completely aloof from the negotiations and in- diccite a determination to stay that, way. Norway has come In. Denmark and Iceland are talking about it. I'.'elaml's foreisrn minister has an ciuftgemcnl to talk with State Department officials during the alter noon. The foreign minister. Bjanii Benediktsson, arrived here _ nixht. He told reporters in.-tfew; York thai his government had not yet decided to j->in the ?' iance'nnd thnt it definitely would refuse to riant peacetime bases to any power. The Ui'ited States and the Western European nations lining up nn- der the Ireaty are highly Interested in providing permanent protection for North Atlantic sea and air lines. Nevertheless, it appeared that Iceland's views on the base question would be fully respected and th:it no pre&ure would be brought by the United States on this point. In the season when the men could do spring gardening, go fishing or to the baseball parks. But it wns too cold today to do much more than sit by the tire, fed with the coal they have refused to dig for two weeks. Lewis. 69-year-old leader of the United Mine workers, last Friday ordered the pits clorco down from today until March 28. Boyrt's Confirmalion Askrd He said It would be a memorial to the miners killed or injured Inst year. And. he continued, it would be the miners' protest against President Truman's nomination of Dr. Boyd as director of the U. S. Bureau of Mines. Dr. Boyd's appointment awaits Senate ratification. In Washington. Senator Byrd (D- Va.l called on the Senate to "promptly confirm" Dr. Boyd's appointment "as a reply" to the mine shutdown. The first effects of tile work stoppage came in the railroad industry. Eleven railroads furloughed 57.425 workers. They're employed by railroads who get a big chunk of their freight revenue from hauling coal. Steel industries will not be hit immediately. They have large supplies of coal above ground. Tlie national coal stockpile totals an estimated 70,000.000 tons. That's the most conl above ground In any spring since 1942. It's good for about 45 days. Lewis has emphasized the fortnight holiday isn't a strike. He says, too. it won't cause physical distress. Lewis said lie's allowhiK miners west ut the Mississippi to work "to avoid Manila Citizens Assist Red Cross Community is First in North Missco to Top Quota In '49 Campaign Nfnnlln Red Cross workers, Sat- urdtiy, went, over their $000 cniotn and reported a total of $1.014.05 collected today, to make them the first community in the Chic kn saw- bn District to exceed their quota. Soon niter the Manila workers announced that they had. Hone over their quota by almost $175, ami solicitation was still Incomplete George Hamilton, chairman at Gosnell, reported that his community had exceeded the $110 quota set for them by $16, but that solicitation was practically complete. C. W. Tlpton directed the solicitation at Manila. For the past severs years Manila has been among the first communities In this area to report their quota. They have exceeded tlielr quota each year. Jack Pinley Robinson, chairman for _ the chapter's carmMlgn this year, snld that already $2.246.60 had been collected toward the $13.743 quota for the' chapter, and that there had been few reports made to the headquarters. Negroes Report $351 Will Moss, chairman, and Willie James, co-chairman, of solicitation of Negro sirens in Blytheville reported a total of $351.25 collected tday, but there have been no new reports from Blytheville collections. Moss reported that $145 wns contributed by Negro businessmen, with the largest donation being $75 'from the Federal Compress. Dr. T. K. Keith, Dr. B. E. Roberts, and Hugh Cherry and French's Grocery each contributed $10 each and Dr. R. A. Wilson and Ewtng's Grocery contributed $5 each. Negro solicitors and the amounts collected include Bessie Brasflcld, 40: Willie Ann Lofton, $34; Mary augh. S18: Amanda Johnson, $26.5; Geneva Rocket $10; Annie B. [unt 52; Lois James $25; Susie artie $26: Jessie Kimbrough, $23; iphelia Watkins $16.50; and Will loss, $110. Brother Badly Burned In Rescue Effort At Keiser Farm Horn* Thomas D, Hall. Jr., 17, of near Ktownh suffered fatal burns Saturday afternoon and his brother, Cecil B. Hall, 21, was seriously Injured before he was able to Kit his brother out of the flaming three- room house where the older brother lived near Keiser. The house wna de-stroycd. Thomas Hall was alone In tho house anil believed to have beci asleep when (he fire broke out nnd the flatnes had gained headway before they were discovered by 11 older brother, who wns chopping wood nearby. Both youths were given emergency treatment by Dr. J. T. Polk in Kei.scr and rushed here to Bl.vthe- ville Hospital Saturday nlghl In Swift Funeral Home ambulances. Thomas Hall tiled at 1:20 a.m. Sunday. It WAS several hours before tho other youth recovered from the shock nd burns sufficiently to disclose what had happened. Cause of Ihe fire hns not been definitely determined. Sheriff William Berryman and deputies from his office in Osccola are conducting an Investigation. Second Victim to Recover Ceclal Hall had recovered sufficiently ycMerdny afternoon to >ermlt his removal from the ho.s- i!tnl to the home of his parents, and Mrs. Thomas Daniel Hall, Sr., who live near Etowah. Thomas Is survived by three other Brothers, Clarence Leon Hall of and Elbert and Elmer Hall of Forrest City, niul a sister, Miss Francis Hall of Etowah. Funernl .services will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Cobb Chapel In Blytheville by the Rev. Senator Asks Controls for Just 6 Months WASHINGTON, March New trouble piled up In Congress today In front of President Tiu- mnn'A request to KirongLhen rent controls nnd other purls of his MnsD.A.R.Office Samuel Clark, pastor of Wells Chapel Baptist Church, mid burlnl will be In Cooler, Mo. Publishers Rap Postal Rate Hike Chiince for Control Of Papers' Content* By Bureaucrat Seen [xpatriates Form Unit 'Liberate' Russia NEW YORK. March 14. lift— A limmlttce dedicated to "literate 1 ussia from the Communist dicta- lirship" has been formed by 25 lussian expatriates. Including Alex rider K. Kerensky. 1 Kerensky. premier of the provl lonal <"y-nrv:>t t,f Russia toll-wing the overthrow of the. czar li ifin, left Russia 30 years ago af- r the short-lived republic was de Iwed tie has urged several times that lie United States, ns a move to pre- >nt war v.lth Russia, encourage Cnmtminlst. propaganda nmong lie Russian people. Weather Arkansas forecast: Mostly clouciv -showers southeast this afternoon Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday Colder tonight with lowest temper- alure.5 24 to 32 in north portion. Missouri forecast: Mostly cloudy tonielit with light snow, cold south portion, much colder north. Tuesday, mostly cloudy with snow in south portion, colder. Low tonight, In 50's south; high Tuesday, in 30's south. Minimum this morning—35. Maximum yesterday—49. Minimum Sun. morning—35, Maximum Saturday—48. Sunset today—6:07. Sunrise today—6:11. Preclpltclion 48 hours to 7 a.m today—none. •ToUl since Jan. 1—14.65. Mean temperature (nildwsy be- twe^n htr:h and low)-42. Normal mean for March—512. ,f_> public hardship In areas where cll- rf-li'! viatic conriitio-is have recentlv been See MINERS on Page 10 EGA As^ed to Use Buyino Power to Aid U.S. Economy WASHINGTON. March 14. tiP>— The Senate Foreign Relations Committee today called on the Economic Cooperation Administration 0 use .ts vast purchasing power to iippor* the American economy whenever it can without Injury to Europe's recovery. A report to the Senate on the $5.580.000.000 European Recovery Program said: "The committee wishes to go on record as having agreed unanimously that the administrator (Paul G Hoffmam should give sympathclti consideration and attention to thi United States surplus commodities since this question affects thi health of the American domcstl economy which has lo sustain thi extraordinary foreign assistance "The committee feels lhat lh administrator should make use o such commodities where Jils ca be done without detriment to th program and should not dlscrinil nate against the use of America services." Senate Committee Dkays Bureau of ines Appointee WASHINGTON. March H. UP)— The Senate Interior Committee to!ay approved President Truman's nomination of James Boyd to be di cctor of the Bureau of Mines. The two-weeks conl mining holi- lay that besran today wns called by John L, Lewis, head of the mtnern inion, to express the union's opposition lo selection of Boyd for .ho post Chairman O'Mahoncy rD-Wyol announcer the Senate Committee "otf 1 was 10 to 1. He &aid Senator Millikln t R-Colo) caM, the lone ic^Mlve vote. Soybeans (F.O.B. Chicago) Open High Low Close May .. 217 2l8»i 216'; ?18'i-21 Ji'ly .. 2K1 213*i 21Pi 213-213 1 Mar. .. 228V» 229?i 227^ 2£J!tt-229 Two Forfeit Bonds; Another Draws Fine Two men forfeited cash bonds •Mid a third fas lined $75 and costs n Municipal Court this morning on charges of drivig while under the .nfluence of liquor. Forfeiting bonds were Ellis McConley,. £46.25 nnd Ira Jones. $45.25. Henry Wharton, Negro, was fined J75 and cost*; on H similar charge after his car had crashed Into a telephone pole and a tree on West Ash Street. In nther action V. M. Brltton forfeited R $10 cash bond on a charge of speeding. WASHINGTON. March 14. (XP>— The American Newspaper Publishers Association «aid today that proposed postal rate increnses "would drive every newspaper from the mall- 1 ;." It added that proposed new regulations could permit "a fanatical bureaucrat" to determine the content of newspapers. The ANPA's views were outlined in statements prepared for presentation to the House Postofflce Committee. Hie statements were by Josh L. Home, publisher of the Rocky Mount, N. C.. Telegram and chairman of the ANPA Postal Committee, and Ellsha Hanson, ANPA general counsel. Tlie committee is considering rate increases proposed by the Post- Off ice Department which would fall heavily on second class mnil used by publisher*. The ANPA represents approximately 800 newspaper publishers having more than 90 per cent of the nation's total dally anci Sunday circulation. Not M Subs'ly Home nnd Hanson emphasised that the present second-class mail .structure does not constitute a subsidy to publishers, on the contrary, they snld, the publishers arc being required to pay for something they do not pet, The nation's publishers. Hornc said, do not oppose "proper charges for services actually rendered" but arc opposed to pnylno for something they don't get. "And thai Is exactly what every newspaper publisher In this country ts dally required to do -under our antiquated postal rate system," he added. Nowhere In the Pos toff Ice Department's recommendation, Hornc snld, "is there any recognition of the fact lhat the deprrtmcnt must improve Its service If It Is to Increase its revenues. "All (hat it proposes on second class mnll is an astronomical in- (estimated at 400 per cent) In rates and R control, for rnlc making purposes, over the content of publications." With the prc.scnL rent control. 1 due to cxplro Murch 31 — 1' tiiiys tiwny— nnd Iho Scnntc sill troubled will) n filibuster, Scimlui 'Loliny ttt-NIO rntai'cl a threat. Toboy, former blinking, commit (ce diulrnmn and past .supporter 01 rent controls, toUl \\ reporter In favors 11 n extension for only si: months to enable Individ un I rvlale 'o take over this Job if they dc sire. Tim I would be in contrast will Mr. Tnmmn's [ilim for n two-yen extension, or the IB-month con lluuaUon tentatively voted by lh liousc. TolxjyV pioposul cnmc »s u Sou ate bunking subcommittee met he Hud closed doors Uxluy to bogl drafting u rent hill muter tho rlmh niEinship of Seimlor Bpurkmnn (O-l Aln.) Both Spurkumn nnd Chairman Mnybunk cU-SO) of Ihu full Hunk- lug Com mil loo tiro union j; Soulh- t rncr.s bn till UK the proposed tightening of Scnalc rules. They say they cannot push the rent meiiRUre ns long ns the filibuster-civil rights IC Is before the Sonalo. Other UNI* J'lU- Up Also stocked up In tlie Semite arc these iiclminlsl ration hills: 1. A Ilouse-tmssinl three-year ex- tt'uslon or the tariff-cutting red- pi ocal trnilc powers nskcU liy Mr. Truman. 2. A long-range housing prngmm Jnclmtmi; slum clearance, subsidized 'ow-rcut public housing uiul ether .'i-almea urned by Iho President. 3. The if) -month extension of the foreign aid pronian: (due to expire iii three weeks) with a $5,580,000.000 nuthorlwitlon n.skect by Iho President. 4. Repeal of the Tuft-Hartley IA- l.or Act and substitution of an administration measure. Menu while nearly a other Senate committees and suk>commit- lees calliHl sessions todny. House comn-illees also were busy with the foreign nlcl bill before the foreign affairs croup, and repeal of the Tafl-IInrtlcy Act before the 1-ibor Committee. Major bills will occupy the House session before It resumes work on rent control Tuesday. Mrs. Jnmcs Hill, Jr., of Blylrw- vlllo Siiturduy was installed as dmplatn ol the Arkansas Society of IJau^hlcrw of tho American lU'voluLlon at tho concluding .session of Hit! Arkansas convon- Uon which wns held hero. One of the (ciilurcs of Iho convention was a leu held in her home at North Ninth and Holly Streets, 750 Hear Talk By AA Member From Memphis Approximately 150 heard Ihc address siion.soied hy the HLythcvilln chapter of Alcoholics Anonymoiw at tho American Legion Auditorium yesterday afternoon. The address by the Memphis nt- torncy. Introduced as Preston B., was a re.sumc of his experience ill giving up alcohol by practicing the 12 suggested steps of recovery advised by AA. He said that mnny of these 12 steps amounted to nothing more than living by the golden rule nnd believing In a supreme being. The 40-year-old attorney told of the gradual way In which he became nn addict to alcohol, nnd naid that he didn't realize what was happening, nor the unhapplnt-ss that It could cause. The attorney snld that for the lust four years, after 25 years of a drinking career, he had been cured. He explained that the success of the AA program was n spiritual condition, which the victim probably did not notice at the time, but one which would bring them back to a church and hnppy living. There arc approximately SO members In the Blytlicvlllc chapter of the AA, and It was formed here about two years ngo. Work of the AA group here has won praise of ministers nnd others in Blytheville who nrc working with the organization to rehabilitate those who become victims ot alcohol nnd show a desire to make a new start in life. Expanded Labor Agency Is Urged Hoover Commission Recommends Shift of Draft Other Units WASHINGTON, Murch U The Hoover Commte.slon mended to Congress today that' Selective Service system be placed In Ihc Labor Department, The . commission proposed that several other agencies nlso be Iran.i- Ierred to the Labor Department to build up thnt executive branch. Tlenclcd by former President Herbert Hoover, tho commission is a bi-pnrtlslan Rroup asked by Congress to recommend improvements In the ijovcmmcnl's executive structure. The commission's report on the Selective Service system wna not unanimous. Secretary of State Dean Achcson, who l.s vice chairman of the commission, dissentt!d along with outgoing Defense Secretary Jnme.s V. and Carter Mannsco, former member of Congress from Alu- bnmn, All 12 members of the commission n Breed lhat the Selective Service system should be bended by civilians—but the three dissenters said IL should rcmnln Independent, Forrest n I speaking for Mnnnsco and himself snld: "We feel that it would be a mistake to place It within nny of Ihc ngcnclc* of the government which arc clinrRccl by law to represent, a particular I tit crest or segment of the population." The nmjorlty decided, however, thnt the manpowcrc question wns rein led to the I.nbor Depart men L's function nnd the drafting of civilians for war should be handled there. *olicy Group *lans Support Of Peace Talk WASHINGTON, March 14. (fly- Seimto Republican lenders threw ,helr weight today behind effort) lo reach a compromise in the antl- :ilibusler light. Chairman Tuft (Ohio) said the CIO!' Policy Committed took no formal vote but decided to support the nce Inlk.s. The committee acted Informally nflcr hearing n report from Minority Floor lender Wherry (Neb). Wherry attended n week-end meet- Ing of Southern Democrats and administration lenders In an effort to rcncli Agreement on a proposed change In Senate debuting rules. Southerners, opposing the rules clmngo, Rlso held « closed meeting. Senator llusscll (D-Qn) said the Dlxttj lawmakers came to an agreement on what they are willing to do to end their tnlkicst. He declined to say what the agreement provides: HusKoll told reporters: "The ne- :otlnllons now In progress are so lellcatc that I don't cnre to com- ucnt further." A slinllnr position wns taken by Tuft. Ho snld tho C1OP ixjltcy group ms "a definite position" on the compromise efforts. But, he refused o outline tho position while peace talks arc In progress. Ho snld to do mluht Jeopardize the compromise elTorts. Administration lenders, meanwhile, engaged In further talks on the slnlcmnlo Hint hus tied up the Senate. The tie-up Is in Ita 13th dny todny. I.nnr Sessions Loom Ahead lies tho'picture of prospective "round-the-clock" sessions, and deep Democratic party cleavage. If no compromise Is reached. In the background, tremendous pressure la building up from the log Jam of administration legislation that now place to go. enmeshed In. The proposal hns been overshadowed by Its relationship to civil rights legislations which Southerners Imve detailed In the past with uii-checkcd debate. Tho decision to hold more conferences wns reached yesterday at an unusual Sunday meeting in the ofllco of .Democratic Lender Luea» 'III). It brought together key ad- nlnlstratlon Democrats—with the ilcsslngn of President Truman— Southern lenders nnd Republic* spokesmen. Aftjr It wns over Lucas told re- rortcrs "no understanding" was cached, but "we ore making progress." f.ucns nddcd thnt another meet- ng of tlio working group assembly will be held this afternoon. Meantime, Lucns said that the Scimte, which meets at noon will 'move right nlong" the same ns It lias been for the pnst two weeks as It hns been for the past two weeks with the speech-making. Whether It would be kept In night session, or round-the-clock, Lucas would not say flntly. Board of Education To Meet Tuesday P. M. Tnc Ml>si.ssfppl County Board of Education will meet tomorrow at 2 p.m. lu the office of covmty school supervisor for their quarterly meet- John Mnycs, county school sup- ervlsor and secretary of (he board, sala thHj the enumeration of thg various districts In the county would be rilRCiwsed at Ihe mecHng, and several tiaii.skis would be acted upon. Ocean Flier on Trial As Spy for Germans PARIS. March 14. ov»—Pioneer ocean [Her Dicudonnc Coste went on trial today as a spy. He was charged nlth having been one of the "best paid" agents of Ocrman counter-intelligence, working In the United States during World War II. Coste. who with Maurice Bcllonlc made Ihe first East-West flight over the Atlantic In 1910, denied he returned lo the U. S. 13 years later to spy for Ocrmnnj. New York Cotton NEW YORK. Mar. 14—1:30 quotations: Open High Low Ma r 3231 3231 3212 Ma\ '. 3206 3206 3188 July 3003 3093 3075 Ot .... 2~"6 28M 2708 Dec'. * 27«6 2189 2778 Bunche Warns Israel, Trans-Jordan against Violating UN Truce RHODES. March 14. Dr. Ralph J. Bimcbc warned Israel and Tr.insJordan today that military activities In tlie Aqabn area, whether actual fighting takes place or not. arc violations of Ihe Utiltccl Nation* tiucc In Pnle.stine. Dr. Bunche. Uic acting U.N, mediator for Palestine, delivered his viewpoint to Trans- Jordan anil Israeli armistice delegations here and Instructed them lo forward It at once to their governments. An^ba f.s in Trans-Jordan town on a Red Sea gulf near the Palestine border. The warning wns issued after p.m preliminary reports of military movements in the Southern Nej^cv desert hart been received and nlso 3223 one of an engagement between the 3201 Trans-Jordan Arab Lesion and 3001 Israel I forces some time before Ins-, | week's cease-fire agreement WAS 2189 I signed here. Deplores "Stripping" The commission deplored the stripping of I^ibor Department an- encles by the 80th Congress. It snld the department shnuld be built up In Ihe Interest of efficiency In government. The department now hns n secretary, und rfsccretary, and three n.ssl.stnnt secretaries, nil with I heir own stuffs. That ts top heavy, the commission snld. for the work now being dnnc by the department. In addition to Ihe Selective Service agency, the commission proposed that thrsn other units should be tr.-msfercd to the Labor Department: Tlie Bureau of Employes Compensation, and Ihe Appeals Board of that ngency, both now under the Federal Security Agency. Those units handle claims for compensation for Kovernmc"* workers Injured on the job. The llurcau ot Employment Security, which has the U. S. Employment Service and unemployment compensation, or Jobless benefits The commission also would shift Mic Veterans' Employment Service from tlie FSA to the Labor Department. The U. S. Maritime Commission's section which now determines minimum wages for seamen. The Division of Industrial Hy- gcnc, now In the Bureau of State Services in the Federal Security •Agency. Court's Decision Halts Work on 53 School Loans LITTLE ROCK, March 14. W)— The recent supreme court decision banning special school districts elections today also halted conslcJ- ciMtlon on application on school districts for loans of aproximately $1.500,000. Beci' of the high court decision, the Slnte Board of Education declined this morning to consider some 53 applications for loans. In the cnsc involving the DeWitt School District, the supreme court- held thnt under constitutional Amendment 40 adopted last November all special school district elections are prohibited and thnt elections for authorizing Issuance of bonds can be held only on the reg-~ ulnr school election dates. State Education Commissioner A. B. Bonds said thnt of the 55 applications reported to the slate board this 22 involve emergency situations where school buildings have boon lost by fire or storm or have become inadequate because of consolidations under the initiated school district reorganization act. Furnace Causes Alarm Fire, believed caused by a clogged line in an oil furnace, resulted In minor smoke dnmngc to the home of T. H. Caraway at 1920 Henrti I Street yesterday. New Stocks (1:30 P.M. Quotailonsl Am. T & T .............. 147 3-8 Am. Tobacco ............ 665-8 Anaconda ............... 31 5-8 Beth Steel ................ 32 1-B Chrysler ................. 547-8 John Deere .......... .... 34 1-4 Gen. Electric ..... ......... 38 1-4 Gen. Motors ......... ..... 60 Int. Harvester ............ 247-8 Montgomery Word ........ 565-8 International Distillers .... 18 1-4 Sears Roebuck ............ 36 7-8 Radio ................... 12 3-4 Republic Steel ............ 24 3-4 Socony- Vacuum . ........ 15 3-8 Standard Oil N. J ......... 693-4 Southern Pacific .......... 43 Texas no ................. 521-2 U. S. Steel ................ 73 5-«

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