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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTimc-t. *«•*..... -~- ' "^"™ * » ««^ IVOUXLIV—N 0.298 Blytheville Daily New* BlytheviUa Courier BlythevUle Herald Mississippi valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKAHSAB AND SOUTHEAirr MISSOURI iree Car Theft ispeds Held irU.S. Officers Dyer Act Charges Filed Against Two In Custody Here khcrifl William Bcrryman red this morning that three Mamen are being held in the uly jail here on charges of vio- iou of the Dyer Act in connec- li with what is believed to be a I theft ring which has been op- I'ing in a three-stale area, peing held here arc Elbert Lo:, 32, Troy Blackwood, about 38, Charles Justice- 25, all of Ma. Charges of Dyer Act violii- ns were filed (n Memphis yes- Iday by FBI agents against, Black- lod and Loinax and a similar lirge Is expected to be filed against icc in either Jonesboro or Mcm- today. he three men were arrested Sat- llay, Sheriff Bcrryman said, as -esult ol a. three-month investi- §[.•>« °' the supposedly car-theft p which has been operating In kansas. Southeast Missouri and Fstern Tennessee. The investigation Is being car- Id on by members of the sheriff's lice and the State Police in co- l.'ration with the Federal Bureau | Investigation, he said. 3etails of the alleged car theft were not revealed by Sheriff •rryman pending further investi- fion. Throe cars, said to have |?n stolen, have. been located in Lmphis where they were sold. The 's were reported stolen In South- l.t Missouri and Northeast Ar- Insas. |>hcrifl Berryman stated that It , believed that other Dyer Act Illations may develop belore the Instigation is completed and In- Iratecl that other persons may be- |ne involved. stated that Deputy United lites Marshal Bert Frazier of New- lit was scheduled to arrive in Bly- ieville today to take Lomax, Black- led and Justice to Joncsboro for final arraignment. 'final Meeting Alliance Held foday WASHINGTON', March 15— lift— i eight, nations^ drawing up the brth Atlantic defense alliance ar- [ngeii a final meeting today to • t the finishing touches on the •oposed treaty,' •The terms of the historic pact le to be made public Friday. •The meeting brings together See- Itary of state Achcson and am- Jssadors of Britain, Prance, Can- la, Belgium, the Netherlands, nbourg and Norway. lAcheson also scheduled an earlier, Irewel) meeting with the visiting Tanish foreign minister, Guslav Bsniussen, The purpose wa.s to give Jm full answers to the questions I: has raised about the benefits of liking Denmark as the ninth lumber of thc allince. lTh,e foreign minister of Iceland, Jiarni Beneditkssmi. met menu- pile with John Hickerson, head the Stale Department's Europ- Jn Division, lo get information •hich will decide whether his Jmntry becomes the 10th recruit, I The Icelandic and Danish foreign luu'slers both are reported part- jforly interested in the role that iitegic air bases on Greenland liri Iceland will play in the propped defense arrangement. Ifrip to Oaklawn Track Is Downfall bf Check 'Artist' I HOT SPRINGS. Ark., March 15 |.</Pi—A trip to the races brought end to a two-year search lor ic of the nations lending "hot lieck artists." Edwin J. Foil/. Little lock Federal Bureau of Tm-cstiga- lon agent, said today. J He announced the arrest here last licht of William James Moeller. 56 Iho he said had been hunted .since JiiBiist. 19-17. in the United Stales Canada. T Foltz said Mocllcr was spotted Dy IBI agents at the Oaklawn Park lice track, and was arrested last I'Sht on Central Avenue here. He Irobably will be- returned to Wash- listen, D. C., to face charges, Foltz llded. J The Arkansas FBI chief reported •loeller had cashed 43 worthless (iccks in amounts from S50 to S450 '9 states and Canada since Aug. . 1347. in addition to the Wash- liRton charges. Poltz snid Moeller |ad been indicted in the Eastern strict of Missouri on charges of jflaltng the National stolen Prop- l.v Act. I The FBI list showed Mocllcr had Iwrated principally j n t h c east, but liat he had passed checks in Gcor- In. Alabama. Oklahoma and Miss- liri. lelgium Plans to Sign \1orth Atlantic Pact BRUSSELS, Bclsium. March 15 IP— The Belgian Foreign Ministry liid today it has notified the US If Its agreement to the terms of he Atlantic Defense pact. Premier Paul-Henri Spnak will ail on the Queen Mary March 26 l> sign toe pact in Washington. Russia Continues Shake-Up of Top Soviet Leaders By (he Associated frc** Soviet Russia continued to shake up her top government leadership today. In the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, Nikitor Natalevlch and Oeorgl Sturua were relieved as vice presidents and replaced by Vastly Kozlov and Voslly Goelii. Two other Important changes were confirmed ycslerday, Nikolai A. VoziiKcnsky was relieved us planning commission chairman and deputy prime minister. The chairmanship went lo Maxim z. Sabu- rov, veteran official on the com- mislon. Ivan T. Golyakov was replaced as president of the Supreme Court by A. A. Volin. The Supreme Soviet approved the 1949 budget calling for military expenditures of 79,000,000,000 rubles ($1S,000.000.000). The government remained silent on reasons for the top level shifts, which began with the release of V. M. Molotov as foreign minister and A. t. Mikoyan as foreign trade minister. Voters in Manila Pick Candidates Selections Made At Mass Meeting; Election April 5 Voters at a mass meeting in Manila last night nominated three candidates for mayor, two for recorder, four for alderman in the First Ward, and five each for alderman in the Second and Third Wards. In the city election April 5 officers will be elected to serve for one year, and starting in 1950 thc city officials will be selected for two-year terms under Arkansas Inws which provide for elections in cities of the second class on even- numbered years. Manila voters on March 8 voted to increase the city's rating from an incorporated town to a city of the second class. Nominated for mayor at last night's mass meeting were: I. D. Shedd for 're-election; \v. R. Brown and Jack Tipton. ..For; recorder: Alvin Tipton. in- cuifibent.- and"James Moore. For Alderman—First Ward: R. .Mccullougb, Clifford King, R. J. McKinnon. and B. B. osborn. Second Ward: Hiley Duncan, Incumbent; Cecil Reynolds, Harvey Durham. Claud Lancaster and Will Homer, incumbent. Third Ward: L. L. Woodruff incumbent; Fred Davis, Perry 3al- lard. W. P. Brown, and Max Borowsky. As a second class city. Manila rill have six aldermen, "two from ach ward, who will replace the present five-member city council which was selected on n'city-wide basis. Members of the present town council are: Burrell Henry, W. F. Ballard; Mr. Duncan and Mr. Horner. who were nominated In the Second Ward for re-election, and Mr. woodruff, who was nominated i Ihc Third Ward for re-election. Still other nominations for municipal offices may be made by petition of the voters but the petitions must be filed not later than March 21. Wreckage of Missing B-29 'Tanker' Sighted MANILA, -March 15. w ( —The wreckage of a missing Superiors tanker plnne was seen from the air today on a mountainside 25 miles from Manila but ground rescue teams had not been able to reach it. Search planes spotted the wreckage but saw no sign of life around it. Tl- • British Economic Progress Draws Praise by Cripps Financial Leader Says Nation Is Past Recurring Crises By Glenn Williams LONDON, March 15. <A'i—Brltah lias made "substantial progress' toward recovery and Is past Its period of recurring economic crises, K Government economic survey lor 1949 reported today. The report said, however, the collar shortage still Is crucial. The progress Is due both to the vork of the British people and "the generous nsslslance we are lieing given by the American nnd Canadian people," said the report prepared by Sir Stafford Cripps boss of Britain's economics and finances. It iald out higher production toals for this year and said their fulfillment would go a long way toward solving some of the nation's most crucial recovery problems. But there was nothing In the 30,COO word survey to show that Britain has yet achieved complete recovery, as suggested by Christopher Mayhew, foreign undersecretary at c recent United Nations meeting Mnyhew's statement was later repudiated by the government. Sir Stafford's survey warned instead: "The position is still dangerous in n number of critical sectors In terms of dollars, we are still not paying our way. Sustained cffort.s to solve the hard core of our economic ilfflcultlcs are still required.' Count on U. S. Aid The entire program was bimilt In thc belief thnt Congress will approve 5940.000.000 worth of American nil for the coming year. This is the full amount recommended by Paul o. Hoffman, head of the Economic Cooperation Admlnlslro.- tion (ECA). If the fund Is cut "many plans may need yet to be revised" snld a footnote to the survey. To tug Britain further out of the morass, the survey set out four iv.ain (asks: 1- A bigger effort to sell more foods to the United States and Canada, and so earn dollars. 2. Harder work and more production, especially In steel, coal and textile industries, and on the farms 3. Cut the cost and • boost the Quality of British made goods. Exporters already are having trouble linding customers at present prices 4. Hold down wages, prices and end dividends to keep inflation under continued control. As a reward for more self discipline and hard work, the survey promised the people their diet would f.omc back almost to prewar levels this year, although each per- ifn will get four ixmnds less meat. In recent months. Britain achlev- td a near balance In trade with all Ihe rest of the world, in 184X its t'ading accounts fell into a debt of 6?0,000,00fl pounds 152,520.000,000), But. the survey warned, this "does rot represent a financial equilibrium since it conceals a large and continuing dollar deficit." BLYTHEVILLE. ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 1949 Rails Feel Coal Holiday Pinch; Extended Shutdown Is Feared PITTSBURGH, March 15. (W-Idlene« among railroad worker spread through the coal fields today .mid fears of some coalmen th* the mine shutdown may extend beyond two weeks. Coal-carrying railroads felt the* pinch In earnest on the second Red Propaganda Backs Communist 1 'No-Fight' Policy Dcc BUCHAREST, Romania. March W| The full weight of the Com- mform propanganda iimchlue to- dny swung to the support of communist leaders around the world who have declared they would side with Russia in the event of an East-West war. The Journal of the comlnform 'Communist International Inform_ -„ - , allon Bureau) declared that the B-29 has been inJwlng with U. s. S. R. would never ,,tarl an aggressive war. it charged thai the United States is preparing to do so. Commenting on the reaction In Western countries to the statements of Communist leaders In those countries that their loynltL are with Russia, the journal said: "If they i the U. S. and the Western powers) arc nol preparing an aggressive war against the Soviet Union and Ihc peoples' democracies. Ihen why the consternation in their camp? "Why arc they so shaken by the statements ol the Communist parties, which declare on behalf of the masses Dial on agrcsslve war would not be .supported?" The Journal also repeated < har- ges made time and again by the Russians that the U. S. is block- Ing peach and building war bases. opulated thread crew of nine since March 1 when H refueled the non-stop alob?- Jirdling s-50 Lucky Lady II and failed to return from its mission. The B-29 rammed into 4.600 foot Ml. Irid in the Sierra Madre ran*e on^ its way back to Clark Field. The region is sparsely ponutn and only narrow trails through the mountains. New York Cntfon NEW YORK, Mar. 15-1:30 p.m. quotations: Open High Low Last Mnr ........ 3223 3233 3223 Sill Mj J' ....... 3202 3200 3202 3:07 J "-y ..... •• .'033 3093 3093 :09? 281 « 2818 2814 28i6 2t9« 2797 2794 279a 111 day of the work stoppage culled by John L. Lewis. Olher coal dependent Industries hummed merrily. More than 62000 railroaders are headed for lay-offs by the end of the week. One coal source ix>lnted out that (our days after the 463,000 Idle miners are scheduled to return lo Ihc pits on March 2«, (hey will observe a traditional holiday—Mitchell Day John Mitchell was «n enrly Unlled Mine Workers leader credited with whining the eight-hour day. The coal Industry spokesman sulrt he thought many miners might stuy away from work until after that holiday. In the past miners often have been slow to return to the pits after work stoppages. The steel Industry showed no sign of cutting operations. Blast furnaces roared toward record production. The American Steel Ik Iron Institute said this week's output of steel ingots and castings is expected to total 1,880.400 net tons. This compares with the previous r« cord of 1,809,300 tons set last week However. Bethlehem Steel said 1 had enough coal on hand for onh a Jew weeks. The national coa stockpile of 70,000,000 ton* Is ex pected to be reduced '20,000,000 ton: by March 28, the dny the miner: are scheduled lo resume digging. I the stoppage continues much longer than two weeks, retrenclimen would be Inevitable. Lewis called the holiday as t memorial to men killed or Injurec In the mtnps last yci\r. He also termed It a protest agnlnst an- pofnlment of Dr, Jnmes Boyd as director of Ihe Federal Bureau Mines. Only a few hours aJlcr the work stoppage began the Senate's Interior committee approved Boyd's nomination by a 10-1 vote. Lewis didn't conmiont but one of his lleu- tcmmts. John p. Eusnrello, president. of District No. 60. UAW. at Pittsburg. "It Isn't over yet. o Atom-Powered Ships, Submarines May Be Only 5 Years From Reality By Don Whltehtad WASHINGTON, March 15-W|_ Atom-powered ships and submarines may be only five or six years from reality. Senator McMahon (D-Conn) announced yesterday thnt the Atomic Energy Commission is starting a huge new atomic project which may produce mobile atomic power plants within that .time. The chairman of the Atomic Energy committee gave re- liortcrs these facts after a meeting with chairman Oivld Litlenthal anil other commission officials and engineers: 1. The multi-million dolltir project svlll include new atomic reactors for steppecl-up experiments In tlie use of peacetime atomic power and Improvements In atomic weapons, 2. It will he located at one of three possible sites in » western state. 3. The project everihmljy will be about the size of Hnnford, Wash., give atomic development and work to "several thousand," "At; the end o! this research," M«- Miiho'n said, "we are hopeful we can demonstrate that mobile power plants not only «re feasible but Rre here. There is reasonable expectancy the result will be accomplished." It is known thnt Westinghouse Electric Corporation has been working with commission scientists In Accused Red Spy Is Silent in Court Ex UN Attache Has Pleas of Innocent Entered for Him NEW YORK, March 15 M>) Valentin A. Guullchcv, Soviet engineer stood mute In federal court todaj when asked to plead to nn Indictment charging hhn with espionage The court ordered n plea ot Innocent entered In his behalf. The engineer stuck to his contention, expressed In two previous courts appearance, Uiat he Is diplomatically Immune to prosecution He denounced his prosecution In court yesterday as a "A commedy." Arraigned agnlri today, aubltchev announced W English "I ref*e to mwwer." s'hcn the first count of the Indictment was rend to h spiracy. "Very well, the defendant stands mule, 11 Federal Judge Blmon H Rifkhul said. Thc commission has made no final decision. McMahon said, on where the project will be located. Idaho hns been mentioned as possibility. Apparently In reference to the same project, commission member Robert F. Bacher said In Boston last month that the AEC planned to build three new reactors—machines which produce atomic energy —in the Two of these he said, would be used to explore the "breeding process." which produces atomic fuel faster than it Is consumed. ^ Jaycees to Select Lady-in-Waiting To Attend Memphis Cotton Carnival Fatal Shooting Of Ozark Boy Still Mystery BERRYVILLE, Ark.. March 15— '•Pi—U 1ms been more than a week since Leon Tubb. 12. wns found unconscious from a bullet wound, lying beside his dead half-brother, and thc shootings still are unexplained. Carroll County Prosecutor Ted p. Coxscy said todaj' thnt the boy Is Improving gradually, but Isn't yet able to talk to authorities. Coxsey said thc Investigation Is stalemated until Leon can tell his story. "We don't know when that will be." he added. Leon, his half-brother. Dcwcy. 7 and their pet hound disappeared from their farm home In the Ozark illls north of here March 5. Two days Inter, a searcher found thc boys and Ihe dog In a cedar thicket near their home. Dcwey nnd the dog were dead from gunshot wounds. Leon had been shot in thc bend. His .22 caliber rifle and a box ot sheik lay nearby. Leon Is In a hospital here. When there was no audible answer from the defendant Judge Hi/kind directed the clerk to entei a plea of Innocent. Trial Set for April Thc court continued thc ball of the engineer, a suspended United Nations aide, at $100,000 and fixed April I for trial. Brooklyn-born Miss Coplon previously pleaded Innocei.t to the indictment and was released In $20,000 bnll for trlnl on the same date. Both are charged with conspiring to pass United States defense and Intelligence secrets to a foreign power. Through an interpreter, the engineer repented his precious attacks on thc case, renewed his plea of diplomatic Immunity, nnd snld he refused to be represented by counsel because "I do not consider myself a criminal." "I consider my so-cniled case as orovocatlon." he said, "as the most flagrant provocation which wns started (or certain dirty, speculative, political purposes In order to fire the feeling of this country against my country." mg Contest Commitlee loday were considering candidates for a Lady- In-Walting lo represent Blythevtllc J thc Memphis Cotton Carnival in May, The club at a meeting last night voted lo select a girl again this J ear to attend the annual Memphis event An announcement of the selection l s expected this week. The girl chosen will attend the Cotton Carnival during Its wcck- ong celebration and represent BlythevUle at all events staged In connection with the carnival. It was nnnminced at thc meeting last nl?ht tbrf ^ dance u-ni Kn sponsored by the Armory here Jaycees at the Saturday night to help raise fimds lo send a dclega- i turn to thc state Junior Chamber > convention in Little Rock April Scrapbooks of club activities dur- Ig the past year arc being made to submit in competition for state awards at stale conventions. H also was voted last night to sponsor a Softball tenin again this year. Mayflcld (Sonny) Lloyd chairman of the Athletic Committee, will be In chaiTe of the team Arrangements also are being made to sponsor a mobile-unit art exhibition here Friday and Saturday. The unit will be located on Main Slrect. New memVi-o in-' • 1 • were John c. Coates, Robert Purlle — t Carl Lay. New York Stocks (1:30 P.M. Quotations) A »>- T & T 146 5-g Am. Tobacco 66 !-2 Anaconda 3! 1-2 Beth Steel 31 T-B Gen. Electric Gen. Motors Int. Harvester Montgomery Ward Lockheed Co National Distillers J. C. Penney Radio . .. Republic Steel .... Socony- V_cuuni . Standard oil N. J. Sears. Roebuck T-.-s Co U. S. Stcol Southern Pacific ,. .54 38 50 5-8 25 55 3-4 19 18 1-4 tO 3-8 12 1-2 21 1-4 16 1-4 68 7-8 ,18 7-8 .V 1 7-3 73 43 3-8 Clothes Are Taken Off British Ration Lists LONDON. March 15. f/Pj—Clothes came off the ration for thc first time in eight years today, but (.her.: was no rush to buy. Mast British newspapers agreed editorially that lack of money will hold tlown sales as much us rationing did. TWELVE PAGES Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. Colder with lowest temperatures IS to 24 north, 24 lo 28 south portion tonight. Missouri forrciul: Increasing high cloudiness and not so cold north and central portions lontghl. Wednesday, part cloudy, a little warmer south portion. Low tonight 10-15 north border, lower 20's soulh portion; hisli Wednesday, 30 north to 4ri',i 5< Minimum this morning—29. Maximum yesterday—54. Sunset today—6:07. Sunrise today—6:10. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.irr.' today—none. T.;tal since Jan. 1—1465. v Menu temperature < midway bc- Iwcen high and low)—41.5, Normal 'meat) tor March—51.2. . This Date last V«»r Minimum tills morning—53 M x TI i" yrs'.-rrJdy 66. Pirdpltatlon Jan. 1 to this date —14.34. Democrats Seek Full Support for Rent Showdown Telling Vote Expected In House Today on Control Extension My Frmirli M. 1-e M»y WASHINGTON, March 15. (,!•)-_ Anxious Democratic! leaders round '•a IIP till nv«llnW« voles for ,i Louse showdown today on (he Ml to continue rent controls nnothe 16 monlhs. AndclpiillnB R close vole, parti chiefs .vent MrgrniiMi l o nil Ilmisi Dcmocrals asking them' lo be 01 liHnd. I'lie House, was called to mre tin hem earlier than usual u 11 in. 1OJT). Controls on M.360,000 dwellim oluces will end March .11, tinle.w Ihr rent law Is renewed. The need for rent action was given by Ixitl Norlhcin .incl Southern Uomticmts II. Ilia Senate us a reason fo iiKliiK the Iwo-wcck-old flliljustci lo n close. In Ihe House, the big test wns ex peeled to come on a Republic-mi de mnnd for another vote on their proposal to continue controls [o only flo days, on l^ldiiy, mlmhtls. trullon forces barely beat back thai lunlt 178 to 183, after Uopubliciin. —with f|u> help of ubcmt -Jo ucnio- cn;ls—won the first test 105 to 101 ^'owisrful support developed bc- li.nd an amendment bv Hep Williams (D-Mlss>, to let states conn- lies and municipalities throw ou federal rent controls In their areas, nny time they plciise, ri'Biirclk'ss o l.ow Ihe federal rent nclinliilstiiUoi feels about It. Numerous other amendment were proposed. In an effort l o chaw some of (he teeth of Hie bill. o t ,o probably wll) c;ill for only n six month extension. Both the let-Hie flates-dp-lt and the six-month extension plans also had stroni; backing in the Semite, Hut In the House, nt least. Speaker Huybmn (D-'I'cs) prcdlcalcd the ndmln.stmtlon will come out "ul right" when the votes are counted Contlmmtlon of rent control I the ilrsl, major Hem In Prcslden Truman's economic program ti come to R tcsi In Congress. Only 5 Ht«(e Renl [«* WASHINGTON, March 15. Tile Federal Rent Adtnlntsli'allui ••nld tod!\y that nc'cordlijg to |t s bt-s tnfornuitlon only tivo states— Con rcctlcut, Illinois. New York. Maryland and Vlrslnia— Imvo their owl lent laws tlmt coultl Ijocomc effco- ttve If fcdcrnl controls end Miirol The New York rviul Illinois Inwi pire June 30. The Maryland law expires June I. Wisconsin has rent law that ends April 1. The rent office said Minnesota New Jersey Louisiana. Michigan tlhodc Island and Missouri 'aws a'.reaily hnvc expired. rent Wallgren Is Rejected as Head of NSRB WASHINGTON, March 15. Ol'i — The Senate Armed Services Committee, todny rejected President Truman's nomination of Mori C Wallgrcn lo be chairman of the National Security Resource.! Board. On a 7-6 vote, thc committee tailed the nomination. That action lin.s the effcc^ of finally burying it unless «>me committee nicmhcr changes his ralnd or HID Sonnle Itsell calls It up. That procedure would icquirc only a majority vote, but It Ls rnre- ly used. Senator Byrd fD-Va) Joined with six Republicans on the wnimltlce tip Iho scales agnlmt WaUgM-ii, former senator and a crony of Mr. Tnininn. Chairman TydliiRs fD-Md) lold porters about the action after a closed committee meeting. He said all thc Republican members voted for Ihe motion to table ind all the Democrats except nyrd •otcd against It. Thc motion adopted by Ihc c»m- nitlce said no evidence rcflccllm; n Wuhjrcn'.s loyalty had been fll- d but stated Ihc former Wn.shln:?- on governor lacks sufficient "cro- lomlc and Industrkil experience." Senator Cain (H-Wash) who led he fight against thc nomination, •as accused Wnllgron til puNlir earlngA of being soft towards >>mnnmlsm. He also called him nllt. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Lucas Asks Senate To Alter Filibuster Rule or Lay It Aside ... (D NewWiretapping WitnessesCallec District Attorney Widens Inquiry into 'Political Mystery' NEW YOI1K. March IB. </)>>_Th MM i lot nllonicy widened his Invcs «« on Inlo tl,o city's scmmtlotm pullllcLil wiretapping my.slery tod,. by Mil>poc«iilng new witnesses. Mulll-mlllloimtrc Clondenlii »y«n. n key fl BU ro In Iho probe 1. , 5 ,'' .'if"'' some people ure risk in, ' , Um l ° sll|) ""I- '"fo lion on Mayor VVllllum O'Dw administration. ""» Kdward M. Jones, former Trcns iiry Department agent arrested las Saturday when tho plot Wlls coered and no im held ns n materia "'""" 8 l " oso W ' 2UC attorney's office sal l " l B lo l "° ' Tho district Jones mis est extent. Among ihosu mimed In Die no; subpoenas, a spokesman for U, district iittornc said. Is John 1 Ryan, bitter foe of t)i e lmy o; claims to be g c t|i,, 8 liiiormullo irom rlKlil In the middle of <J Uwycr camp." th Ills attorney, John o. Bronily. I tfnllicrliig the data, Kyan (old news men. And tin, undercover Inform ants arc risking the safely of the! families us well as u,clr own live to provide It, Ryan declined Lawyer Declinn Testimony Rynn said ho told u special gran jury yesterday nuout (ho under cover work, to e.xplnln why I (llrt not answer n subpoena,? Brontly declined to Wji« nninlly and appear befotc th» »,„,. Jury as It opened -a probe on an ftl Jptfcd plot to tnn the telcphon wires of Mayor O'Dwj'or and othe liluh city officials. If Broudy waived Immunity hi testimony before the grand jur could lie used against him at an future Irlnl. nyan. who held scvernl Importim posts under the late Mnyor Ftorcl! H. LnQunrdlii, talked freely to re porters yesterday but reversed hi ntllliKlc tain}'. Hyim spent two hours before th spccltil grand Jury and wns th only witness. Ryan, who has been steaming u fusion movement to oppose th Democratic mayor If he rims fo reelection next fnl), hns denied be hii! Invnlvcd In wiretapping— n fel ony In New York 'f clone wllhou court order. American Legion Has 30th Birthday Today PARIS. March [6. apt — The American Legion Li 30 years o!<l to :lay. On March 15. IBID, about 1,000 soldiers of World War One met h the PnrLs Clrcut to found the or- ;,'anl7.;iiloii which now claims ove 4,000,000 members. They were brought together by the late Thco- doie Roosevelt, Jr. The old circus bulldinn hns long since been lorn down, but today '(iris PO.S, Commander C Dcnby A»likes. Navy i-clcran of Iwth World Wars, will place a wreath at the site. 535 Fine Imposed Harry J. Spnrkmnn was fined $35 ind cosls In Municipal Co'lrt this nornlnp on n charge of driving vlillc under the Influence of liquor. Soybeans May Jl.Iy Mar. IF.O.H. Chicago) Open High Low Close 229 213'i 21 P5 212'i 229',; 227 'I 22 8 *j -229 Balanced Farming Project for 1949 To Be Outlined at Saturday Meeting Planning f or Ml.ssisslppj Comity's participation In the Arkansas UM- ancccl Farming program will begin Saturday, when farm leaders, representatives of governmental and extension agencies meet at the office of Keith Bilbrey, North Missls- sl;>.<l County Agent at 10 p.m. Harry W. Halnes Is chairman of thc county committee, and the stale event Is sponsored by thc Arkansas Press AssoclBtion, In cooperation with 'he Arkansas Power and Light, Agricultural Extension *>er-<icc and the Farmers Home Administration. The state program, which awards $2,900 In cash awards, to tenant and sharecropper farmers and those in the landowner division, Is a part of thj Mid-South program sponsored by the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, which gives a $500 grand prize to tenant, sharecrop- per or landowner making the best record In Ihe four-state area. Arkansas. Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee participate In the program. In Addition to the state and sweepstakes awards. $525 was given In prizes lo county winners last year. It Is hoped 'o find financial sponsors for the county contest again this year. The Arkansas- Mi.Mouri Power Company provided the prizes last year and In 1947. '' Separate contest are conducted -+ Hie Domocrnllo leader told reporters he thinks there Is "a fair chance" to win majority Sena o JEoTr H° f a proix>sal UIld « *hleh 1*0-1 ilrds of those voting could gag debate on all matters except programed rules changes. f.arlicr. In B session ending at f.K a.m., Knstern Standard Time Lucas tol,t hi, concagues the 11™ mis como either to agree lo n. SenlZ'r,'" n * e ?' , W " M| s °'"hern • ., c fl « lll '"S. or to lay H>a win o Ihlim aside to take up rent control and other legislation Senator Russell (D-Qn) leading ho Southern Democrats who hav! tied up tho Scnnte since February •!8, held out "very fnlnt hope" for any compromise acceptable to his group. Russell said he didn't know what caused uicas to fipctik o! a full- possibility" for acceptance of the straight two-thirds proposal However, Senator Wherry of Nebraska, the OOP floor leader, said he thinks there still l s B possibility of getting »u factions together Siilli nn Wirrry Pfan Wherry maneuvered through * weary day yesterday for « proposal under which the affirmative vot« nf lyo-lhlnls of the Scnale's mem- bershlp—«4 o f OS—could tote on all business halt de- exccpt rules ixmlhcrn Democrats and Republicans luid agreed to accept thl« proposal, nut uicas announced after a conference of Truman Democrats |hnt they hud rejected It. Then Lucas told reporters he was Kolng to nsk Ihe Scmilc to adjourn, nils action would have wiped off the Senate slate bin own Ffch. 28 motion to lake up a resolution by Hcnnlor Hnyden (D-Arlz) and wherry to clmngo Ihe rules so tlmt two-thirds of. those voting could gag debate on nny Issue at any time. '» lt.s-clf, Lucas' decision, to lay ».?Irie hi* mqUori wns a vtctoryfcr the Southerners. But they :hey"wouia 'hot niijipbrt :any"«iicri move to ndjourn. Meanwhile,,Senator'Ellonder CD- La) was grinding out a speech 12 hours and 20 minutes long. Starting shortly nfter noon, tho Louisiana Senator tnlked until 12:47 am, He gave up Hie floor then—although he Insisted he could have gone on hours longer—for Lucas to make nn effort to end the day'i marathon session. Reds in U.S. Facing Loss Of Citizenship WASHINGTON, March 16. (AP) —American Communist leaders will be called on to sny publicly whether they think they should lose their cltlv.enshlp. This word came today from Rep. Walter (D-Pa), author of a bill to make native-born Communists "stateless" residents of the U. S. He said today that top ranking Communists of the country will be Invited to testify later on Ihe men- sure before « House Immigration Subcommittee. Among those to be called, Waller said, will bo William Z. Poster, head of the U. S. Communist Party, and EURCIID Dennis, the parly's secretary. Dennis Is now on trial on charges of conspiring to overthrow :hc United States government. Fos- :er. 07 and ailing, faces separate rial on similar charges. Walter, chairman of the subcommittee which will hold Ihe hearings, said the Justice and State Departments also have been nskcd for their views on the bill. Communists born In this country would lose their citizenship under ills bill. Walter explained, but would not be deported. Naturalized citizens, however, would lose their citizenship and be subject to dcporta- lon. Walter said his bill is based on he theory thnt a Communist gives ils first loyalty to a foreign coun- ry. rather than to the United itates. 'ennsy Passenger Train "s Derailed; Two Hurt TORRAN'SE, Pa., March 15. f/R — Nine cars of the Pennsylvania Railroad's "Pennsylvania." fust New Yo;k to Chicago passenger train, e derailed today near this Western Pennsylvania community. A. M. Selvard. superintendent of Jasscnger transportation, said two dining car employes were Injured ; "shtly. One passenger was reported .struck on the heart by a falling uit case. The 15-car train, pulled by » Diesel engine, consisted of tour torage mail cars, three coaches, a liner and seven sleepers. The derailed cars were at the head of the rain. 'or the Negro families, In the Llve- At-H. '.t contest. Those expected to meet to mnke plans for Mississippi County's part In the program will Include presidents of thfc home demonstration clubs, vocational teachers, esten- MEMPHIS. March 15. (£"i — The slon service workers, Fanners Home Agricultural Council of Arkansas Administration representatives, and will hold its annual meeting here a farm bureau representative. ' March 28, t; was announced, today Agri Council to Meet

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