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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOUTHEABT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI MOL. XL1V—NO. 302 BlythevUle Daily Nen Blythevillfc Courier Blythevili* Hera 111 Mississippi Valley Leader BIATHKV1LLB, AUKANSAS, SATUHDAY, MAHCIl 19, 11M9 TEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS L.W.* ru mA /*r-,4r Eight Candidates Ime Democrats Fi f e in LeachV iii c witedfoRefurn lForCouncllSeats the Party Fold Southerners Asked I To Come Back, Vote For Truman Issues With five aldermen to be elected In Leachville In the general election to be conducted April 5, eight candidates have qualified as candidates, it was disclosed yesterday by Atherton Hlett, recorder. Apparently there will be no contests for either the office of mayor, or recorder. Earl Field has qualified as a candidate for mayor and the incumbent, John Hannt, will not seek re-election. . Mr. Hiett is not seeking re-elector Lucas (D-I11) today Invit- tion as recorder, and E. T. (Bud) Southern Democrats to come Giles is the lone candidate tor tills :k into the party fold and vote O f[ice. President Truman's domestic | Mayor Hannl and Mr. Hlett are candidates for aldermen where only two of the present five council members are seeking re-election, them They are: W. V. Brannum and States Right Rent Control Proposal May Pass Senate Backers See Swift Okay of Added 12 to 15 Months Extension Foes of Rankin Pension Plan Offer Less Costly Substitute WASHINGTON, March 19. dr>— Congressional foes of the muHI- blllion dollar Rankin pension bill today primed a drive to sidetrack It for a less cosily substitute. By Jack Bell IVASHINGTON, March 19. Wi- legislative programs But Dixie lawmakers made It |ar any return will be a tempo- l-y arrangement, leaving e to walk out when they don't 1 W. E. Rigger. what the administration pro- | The other candidates for alder- |ses—including civil rights bills. Lucas, the Senate Democratic |der, told reporters he doesn't nk there Is any "serious feeling" llween the Southerners—who flllr |stered a Senate rules change for days—and their northern and |stern party colleagues—who vot- against the GOP-Oixic compro- |se which ended the battle. \ don't think their coalition with 17'ublicans will continue," said leas. "I think we'll get along |etty well." Sees Some Dixie Support Irhe Illinois Senator said there no question in his mind that lutherners will support many of Truman's legislative proposals, example, he said, Senators liybank ID-SC). and Sparkman l)-Ala> will be in the forefront 1 the fight for a rent control bill |ien It is brought before the Sen- Monday, •Lucas noted thai Senator Con- Illy (D-Texl will lead the forces Iging passage of European re- Ivery legislation and , Senator l?orge (D-Gal will be at the helm lien the administration's recip- at trade agreements bill Is •ought before the Senate. • Lucas' attitude on the chances of le legislative program duplicat- 1 that ol the President himself. Mr. fuman told a news conference Isterday that he doesn't regard |e .rebuffs he has received in con- i as the beginning of a ground- J-ell to override his entire pro- lam. s Remark Irk» Southerners Mr., Trurnari's observation that i Dixlecrat opponents aren't good bmocrats' struck, fire with some futherners. -ft-? jrf^&'s ^ f ". Senator El'" " 'jm flllbus! hts proii :ll«the President Insists on put- hg.vdyer his civil rights program, J theVnext election -he will find lat Instead of having four South- In states against him he's going: have eleven." [Senator Long <D-Lal said he fidn't know I'd been sized up as | Dlxtecrat.' 1 ' But he added that he ! proud of the part he had played bringing about a compromise |ider which no less than 64 Sena- can halt Senate debate. man arc: O. A. (Clunk) Hipp. Ear- B» Edwin B. llaakiiiMin WASHINGTON, March 19. (AP) --Rent control backers, rushing to meet a March 31 deadline, predicted today the Senate will swiftly approve a 12 to 16-month extension which could be junked by the states The present federal rent law expires at the end of this month. The measure to extend them, which came from the Banking Committee Thursday, is up for Senate de- die Shannon, L. D. Keith and R. L Lovelady. All have filed petitions wllli the Mississippi County Election Commission to qualify as can- 'arm Bureau \embers to \eet Monday IA county-wide Farm Burea leeting has been scheduled fo londay night at 7:30 at the Milliga lidge High School, H. F. Ohlen Trf of Osceola. Mississippi Count nnn Bureau president said today [Family night will be observed i |> meeting, Mr. ' ohlendorf sai J, families of all members in |tcd to attend. A recreational pro for wives and children c lembers, has been arranger! t filliam S. Watson Jr. of Osccol lisistant county agent of Soul fississippi and Miss Helen Well • Osceola. South Mississippi Coui • home demonstration agent. I The recreational program will kd in the Milligan Ridge school pmnasium while members of the ,rm Bureau are attending a busi- tss session. .. J Among things to be discussed by lureau members at Monday night's lectiug will be the obtaining of Icxic'an farm laborers, the proper se of fertilizers and results of the arm Bureau's legislative program. Hospital Building Plans Approved State Has $7 Million Program in Making Under Federal Plan WASHINGTON, Marcll 19— (/Pi— Arkansas hfis a $7.500,000 hospital construction program In the works under the five-year federal plan to encourage building of hospitals and health centers. Involved are 16 separate projects iftttered throughout the state ome already are under construe- on, others are in the plannin; age All, however, have been ap roved by the surgeon general, who supervising the entire program. The federal contribution to thes rejects Is approximately a third : the cost. In the case of the Ark nsas projects, the total federa ontributlon will be J2,«l,510. The federal program contem lates expenditure of t375.000.000 •hlch will be matched by the var ous communities on a two-to-or basis thus providing an over-a ;m or iU25.ooo.ooo Congress has author gerttrml to «M«r ral obligations total- t 150,000,000 but has appropria- «d actually only $55.000,000. It Is pv'ovidln? funds only as necessary 4° net actual expenditures each year. Fund Bill Fendlnjr A bill passed by the House and pending In the Senate would authorize another $75,000.000 of obliga- :ions and appropriate $15,000,000 'or the program In the fiscal year starting next July 1. Committee hearings on the bill showed the stnte-by-state progress is of last Jan. 1. This report Included these Arkansas projects under way or in the planning stage; together with the lota! cost (the federal contribution approximate a third of the total) : State Mental Hospital, Uttle Rock, cold and dry storage building, $152,324 total cost; State Mental Hospital, Benton, cold storage plant. $259.134; Community Hospital, Paragould, $221295; Tubercular ward for State Hosiiital, Little Rock, $638.880; State Mental Hospital, Benton, $1,486,463; Drew County Hospital, Montlcello, »444.408; Hot Spring County Memorial Hospital, Malvern, $296,336; State Hospital, Little Rock, laundry building, $212,090; Clark County Hospital. Arkadelphia. $294.922; Crittenden County Hospital, West Memphis $1.157,233; Polk County Memorial Hospital. Mena, $310,000; Crossett Health Foundation. Cros- sctt, $CT4.347; Boone County Hospital, Harrison, $350,000; State Hos- lit.il, Benton, addition and remodeling laundry, $136,465; Washing- on County Memorial Hospital, bate Monday. Senator Sparkmnn (D-Aln), who will manage the bill on the floor, said he expects It to pass "probably Tuesday night." That would leave Just nine days to iron out differences with the House, which has passed a bill somewhat at odds with the Senate version. Democratic Leader Lucas (III) also predicted the Senate bill's piiss- ;e In about its present form. So d Senator Tobey (NHt top-rankiin, cpublican on the Banking Com- Ittec. The Senate bill would allow rcn icreases of up to 10 per cent—pro ded that suty*- increases don' ring total boosts since June 30 547, to more than 15 per cent. I IEO would allow state legislatures decontrol states or any part of hem or take over the entire pro- ram. Called Decontrol Bill Both sponsors aaid opponents of With the controversial bill offered by Rep. Riuikln (D-Miss) scheduled for consideration In the house next Thursday, Hep. Hnbcr (U-Olilo) disclosed plans to amend It drastically by: 1. limiting pension benefits at this time to veterans of World War I. 2. Establishing financial need ns a requirement for eligibility, 3. Requiring honorable discharge from the service. 4. Extending Increased benefits o disabled veterans. Huber, unofficial lender of the anti-Rankin bill forces in the house aid his substitute proiiosals "will ue great deal less expensive nnr nore fair and equitable to the veterans." Just what suvhiRs thcv woiilil nr- complish, however, Hubcr hlmsell wus nimble to estimate now. Sonic Indication, however, wns to be found In VA figures showing tlml of Ihe 18,000,000 veterans ot both World Wars 1 and II, all but nuout 4.000,000 are younger veterans who would not re-cliglble for pensions tmdcr the present bill until 25 or 30 yeiivb from now. That bill provides monthly pen slons of 300 to all veterans reaching hi! nRc of (i5, regardless of need. Its cost hus been estimated by the VA lit $125,000,000.000 over the next 50 years, and with a continuing outlay of M.000,000,000 a month uy Ihe your -000. Hubcr said he proposes lo retain the M>0-nl-C5 benefits. Its total cost. Moscow Blasts Atlantic Pact As Designed for War; Senate Gives indication of Approval however, would sooner us older dicti off. tupcv Win- I off Clinch pensioners lie Senate rent bill disagreed with Senator McGrath (D-RII. who ailed it a "decontrol bill." McGrath, latlonal party chairman, Is a supporter of President Truman's request for a two year extension of Ighter federal controls. Lucas said the Senate bill "is not quite what we expected but It seems a fair and honorable compromise." Sparkman. who has been at odds with President Truman over civil rights, said of the rent bill that the administration "ought to be glad to get It." "The Senate bill actually contains everything asked although not just the exact way it was requested. Sparkman said. These are the main- features of tlic measure: .' 1. Extension of controls.' for ^ months, with protection against additional increases or evictions to extend three months beyond that. 2. Return of eviction controls to federal authorities with power to sue for three times the amount of any rent overcharges. Evictions now are under local control with damages limited to the amount of overcharges. » 3. Power to recontrol rental properties now free from federal controls. If this is asked by local rent authorities. Court to Hear Murder Cases Slayings at E tow ah And Marie on Docket In Osceola District Trials of Gnln Holland, 31, and ills rather. G. A. Holland, both of Mi'rle. on charges of first degree murricr have been scheduled for Tuesday In the Osceola Division of the Mississippi County Circuit Court, it wns disclosed today. The younger man surrendered U) officers in Osceoln January 3 and announced that he hud killed his brothcr-in-lnw, Freddie Bynuin, 24. He clKtmed tlml he acted In defense of his own life. Later Ihe same charge was filed against his father utter deputies serving under sheriff William Berryman reported that their invcotl- gation Indicated that the father gave his son the weapon which was Irunk Highways To Get Attention State Commission Assigns Priorities For 1949 Projects LITTLE ROCK, March 10. </Tj — Four trunk HUM hnve been Riven top blllirir !» Itiltii\l plnn.s for Ark- unsus' expanded rood const ruction Caution Marks' Reactions of U.S. Senators WASHINGTON, March It. (fl'i-A camions Senate, aware that it soon will be asked to underwrite a hts- torlu change In American policy, gave general signs of approval to- dny for the proposed Nortli Atlantic security piicl. Presented by Secretary of State ' Punning Program In Mississippi County,! VM announced today by by an aggressor's control ot i 11. W. Halnes, chairman of the uro- Eui'ope. the proposed agreement gram In tills county, after meeting Leaders Discuss r 49Farm Contests Awordi Are Offered By Power Firm and The Courier Newt Allocation of 3550 to be given by ' ' sponsors of the Balanced earned pniUe—and some criticism —[rom Senators who will help decide whether it ever becomes cf- [ectlve. Many members—most of them with farm agency and furm organ Izatloii lenders at the court house tills morning. The ArXuiinns-Mls.sourl Power Company, which has been financiu luklns,- their first look at the Instru- Mwnsor ot the county program fo meut designed to bind the Western 1 lll » last l *'° I™™' announced a gif woild locether against attack by »f MOO tor county winners, mid th HiiMla or any other nation-oil- Courier News Company will con vlously accepted It as about the last hope for world peace. Some, like Senator Douglas ID- tribute $150 ot the prlve money. In the county contest the follow Ing first place winners will re III) predicted that if It becomes celve ISO prizes: tenant and land blurting Russia will never move »c- owner In the Balanced Farming tenant and landowner in the Llve- st-Home Contest for Negries, plan- used to kill Byiium. Court will be convened In Osceola Monduy by Circuit Judge Charles W. Light for the trial of criminal cases and 19 cases are on the dock- el, it was announced by Miss Geraldine Lifton, chief deputy circuit clerk in Osceola. The Hollniuin were released under bond of S10.000 each; nearly two rnoriths, after Bymim's death;: By- nuni was killed near the Holland home. A charge 'from a 12 gauge shotgun was fired into his body Both defendants 'waived prelluihiR. ry hearing when arranged before Justice of the Peace W. P. Hale in Osceola on January 11. Hoilgcs Case on Docket Also on the docket for trial during the March term of court is the case of Hubert Hodges. 20, of near Etowah who is alleged to have kill- . A two-step plan permitting rents to go up 5 per cent October 1 and another 5 per cent next April 1, as long as no tenant's rent is more than 15 per cent higher than it was In June, 1947, The 1947 rent law allowed tenants and landlords to sign leases under which rents could be raised as much as 15 per cent. The Senate bill's "states rights" provision marks another major point of difference with the House bill, under which not only states, but city or county authorities could decontrol rents. Senators Cain (R-Wash), Bricker (R-Ohlo) and Capehart (R-Ind) have said they want to offer amendments to the Senate measure. ed his rather, Pleas W. Hodges. duriiiK an argument at their Minn home In September, 1948. The boy told officers that he fired the shot as his father, who was armed with a pick, advanced on him. He said lhat his father had been drinking anil Lhat earlier in the day a shotgun had been taken away from him. Four other murder cases are on the docket. The defendants are: Noy Mays, whose trial is scheduled for Wednesday; Ellis Keys, Jr Waller Clialmcrs and Ruthlc Davis. A panel of pelit Jurors hns been called to report lo Judge Light at Sam. Monday. led Cross Drive (rings in $4,637 In North Missco J Whistlevflle reported today that lie community quota for the 19*9 |md campaign for the Chickasaw- Dislricl Chapter of the Amcri- kn Red. Cross had been exceeded t- SI, with a, total of $151 collect- I Mrs. R. G. Envards was chairman I" collections there. Two other [immunities, Manila and Gosnell ave already exceeded their quotas P. Pryor. chairman for Bly- (vllle collections, said today that W. t>. Cobb, chairman for hlicitation In Ward Two had turn- In an additional $102 to brin lie total for that section to $127: lid C. P. Rambo and R. J. Morris bliectors from Railroad to Second |ad brought their total collection: i $361.50 by reporting an addltlon- I $208. I Other contribulions reported to- by brought the total for the cam- algn to $4.637.35. I F. A. Rogers, chairman for Clcai ak« community reported »141,78 jllected there, and the Lone Ok lialrmsn. Mrs. .1, O. Huey. report 167JO from that community. Fayetteville, $450,000; Rogers Memorial Hospital, Rogers, $240275. Station's Coaf Stockpile Down TO Million Tons PITTSBURGH, Pa., March 19. (/Pi—The nation's coal stockpile wss down to a little more than 60,000,000 Lons but industrial leaders gave no signs of worrying. About 70,000,000 tons were above ground last Monday when miners east of the Mississippi quit the pits on orders ol John L. Lewis, fiery head of the Jnlted Mine Workers. The reduction of the itockplle has had little effect on the nation's economy as a whole. Aside from 463.000 Idle miners and nearly 70,000 workers furloughed by coal hauling railroads there has been little unemployment resulting from the stoppage. Missouri-Pacific Railroad Labor Dispute Revealed ST. LOUIS, March 19. «•)—A labor dlsput one the Missouri-Pacific Railroad came to light today as the Wabash rail strike went into its fifth day still In a stalemate. W. c. Lash, vice president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive. Firemen and Englnemen, disclosed that Missouri-Pacific operating employees took a strike vote Dec. 15. But, he said, the matter has not been brought to ft showdown and there will be conferences on the subject "when we get done with the Wabash." "The dispute involves a bundle of grievances, just as in the case on the Wabash," he said. "Nothing will happen until we meet the management In a series of conferences. If they break down, then well meet with a government conciliator. The Missouri-Pacific has 4.100 to 5000 operating employees. It covers 11,000 miles in II states—Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas. Illinois, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. employment Situation Brightens, Bureau Says WASHINGTON. March 19. (IP) — The employment picture w,i brlahter during the week whicl enticd March 12. There was a drop in both number of workers receiving unem ployment compensation, and th number applying for such compen sation. The Bureau of Employment Se curity said yesterday a total o 319.000 persons made Ihclr fin claims for Jobless compensatio that week—a dvop of about I2,00i from the preceding week afler ce: tain "transitional claims" carrie over from the year before wer eliminated. A total ol S115.268.000 was paid t idle workers In February, the hlgl est for any February since 10+8. They arc Highways 67, 70, 79 and 82. . The Stiile HlRhwav Commission, meeting here yesterday, jave the four major consideration in assigning priorities for $14.B!)8,000 ofpro- [erls In nine of Ihe ten highway districts. Tlic program for District 8, which Includes Little nock, wtis not considered at yesterday's session. Three of the four highways gon- •nlly connect Southwest Arkansas with the northeast and easl sections, of the state. No. 82 roughly parallels the states southern border. The commission'.'; assignment of priorities was made from a llsl of .some S25.000.000 of road projects suggested by highway department experts for early consideration, or the total. $9,000,COO was allotted for primary roads.and.$6,908,pOf for :.sccondary roads. V '.-^ * j "~ llitliu'ay 79 Gets Top Priority The commission gave a top priority > paving of 21 miles belwcen Ko- rjnio nnd Hushes on Highway TO liicli extends from the Arkunsas- xiulsiaun line south of Magnolia to Vest Memphis. It gave lower prlor- y numbers to paving 85 miles eust f Clarendon and repair of the .•Kansas River bridge in Jefferson DunLv en the same hHiwny. I'lnn Widening of U.S. 70 A No. 3 priority wns Designed pav- B of 15.1 miles between Black Fish L«kc and the St. Francis Rlv- r on Highway 10. Cosl of this Job as been estimated at $530,000. nestles approving a controversial croutini; near Scarcy. the com- nisslon gr.ve tip priority on Highway 67 to re-paving of 12 miles ou'lh of Hope and street widening n Tpx'.'.rkana. estimated to cost ,•720.000 and $286.000, respectively. No action wns taken on $600,0:0 a Mississippi County project at yes- ,onlay's meeting. Tills project cail.i for widening of Slate Highway 18 west from Blythevlllc with construction of a new bridge at Big Lake anrl paving of an alternate route west from Manila to shorten by 65 miles the distance to Joncs- boro. gresstvcly against a member nation. Others, reluctant to depart from the, American tradition ngaiast E\IK>|HMHI alliances, Indicated tlioy will go Mong with fingers crossed. . Wnnls no Commitment Some, like Senator Byrd ID-Val, said the proposed treaty must not carry with it any commitment lint this country will pay for rearming Western Europe. Others, like Senator Malone (R. Ncv) charged the agreement would tske out of the hands of Congress the decision on when tills country will go to war. Acheson tried to answer some of thaw arguments In advance In a radio speech last night in which h« declared lhat "control of Europe by a single agresslve, unfriendly power would constitute an Intolerable threat lo the national security ot the United States." : The secretary, maklnt'hls first major policy, pronouncement; said lhat U. free; nations do'riot'stand logf they rn'jiom«*SUch agreeihent ia thai proposed, "Ihey will fall one by one." He said "the strategy of the aggressor la to Icetp hU intended vie- tlrns divided, or better Still to set them quarreling among themselves, so they can be picked off, one by me. "He added: "We and the free natlonn of Fur- ope are determined tint history shall not repeat Itself In that melancholy particular." latlon division for Balanced Faun- lug, home Improvement winners for both tenant and landowner In both contcsLi. Second plnce awards of 1JS ench will be miule in Tenant and landowner divisions for both the Balanced Pnrtntng and LIve-at-Home content, Fart of Slate Contmt County "winners are eligible to compete for slat« honors, and .the Arkansas winners are considered for sweepstake prizes Riven by the Commercial Appeal In the Mid- South, plant-to-Prosper Program. Those attending the meeting this morning Included: Mr. Halnes, Mr. Bllbrey; Mrs. Gertrude B. Holltnan, Iwme demonstration Agent; E. E. Chandler, assistant 'county agent; D. C. Neal, county supervisor for Farmers Home Administration; James Nebhut, representing Ark- Mo Power Company; Oral E. Hunnl- etiU of Dell, UK. Holt of Manila, H, L. Humphreys of Leiichvllle and rreeman 'Robinson of BlythevUle, alt vocational teachern; and Mrs. Forrest Moore of Lone Owk, Mrs. George Rogers of Futrvlew, and Mrs. K. 8. Loveless of Shady Orove, all home demonstration club presidents. Four Phaara or Competition The Balanced Farming program Includes four divisions of compe- tlon, with slmljnr" competitive dt- Western Allies >ee Treaty as <ey to Peace LONDON, March 1», {*)—Th» nations of Hit West read tru North Mlantlo pact today aa the outllnt or world peace, but Moscow condemned it a* designed for war. . •In blunt language, Britain's For- elgn Minister Ernest Beyln called t the hope of persons with peaceful Intent, and an Instrument • to olock Kremlin efforts to rule Europ* by fear. The Moscow Radio, In an English language broadcast, charged that "This pnct means war on th« Bo- vlet Union." The voice waa Identified as that of Dr. I. Lemin, Soviet historian, These statements were typical of the reaction of statesmen and th* press In the two cold war camp*. The non-Communist newspaper* of Westrrn Europe also hailed term* or the pnct as assuring that the United States will not itand Idly by If their countries are attacked. S.yi UN tilled to FlrH ftmet Bevln. In a radio broadcast, declared the United Nations has failed to find the key to endurtna- peace, "just as the League of Nation* did not fulfill Its purpose. Ark-Mo Files Suit For $51,607 in Tax Credit Claim LITTLE ROCK. March 10. W)— The Arkansas-Missouri power Company of Btylhevllle filed still for $51,607.31) ngal.ist the Internal revenue collectors In Federal District Court here yesterday. The firm alleges Hie collector erred In refusing to allow tax credits on bond amortization during 1940. The plaintiff asks six per cent Interest on the principal from the time of the tax payment. In 1041. 'Constitution' Adopted for Russian Zone BERLIN, March 19. (ff) — Tim Communist - controlled "Peoples Council" adopted today a constitution for the 20,000.000 Germans living under Soviet rule. The 400-man body—established by the Soviet-picked politicians .of Eastern Germany—rubber-stamp«d a basic law embodying Communist principles for the entire Russian Zone and also the Russian sector of Berlin. Tho vote was unanimous. The action was taken as » rejoinder to Ihe Western German government being established »t Bonn. Profesor Hermann Kastner, cochairman of the Peoples Council, declared the action was "one of thu most Important and decisive In German hUtory." It made the partition of Germany virtually complete. 'Glossary' of Terms Holds the Key To Wording of Military Documents Hot Springs, Stuttgart Okay School Bond Issues By the Associated Press Residents of two Arkansas school districts have approved bond Issues for construction programs. Elections were held yesterday In the Hot Springs and Stultgart districts respite a supreme court ruling that school elections may be held only on regular annual dales in September. The court has been asked to reconsider Its decision. Hot Springs residents approved a tl.250,000 bond Issue: Stultgart residents, on* lor 1300,000, Two Small Brothers Die In Home Fire at Piagott By the Associated Press Two small brothers died In dwelling fire at Piggott yesterday afternoon. Their deaths brought to seven the fatality toll from fire in Arkansas this week. The victims were Leon Mcade. three, and James Meade, two. They were asleep when their mo- Iher, Mrs. Carl Meade, left home to visit » neighbor. The house was In flume* before the fire was discovered. The bodies were found later huddled In a. corner ot the hedroom ot the mined, bout*. WASHINGTON. March 19. l/fi — The rojtine of military paperwork has esUollshed certain words and ohrascs rock-hard in Army. Navy nnd Air Force leltcrs, orders, documents -ind even conversation. For Ihe "guidance" of those lost in the maze of stilted language. ?.nd to the considerable amusement ct senior officers, a "glossary" Is circulating this week at the Pentagon. The well-worn terms and their ' explanations": Concur generally—I haven't read tlic document and don't want to be liou-id by anything I might say. In i-onfercnce — I don't know where he is. Pa.sscd to higher authorily— Pigeonholed in a more sumpluous off ii -•. Appropriate action—Do you know what to do wilh it? We don't.' Giving him the picture—A long, confusing and inaccurate statement fav- never heard of It. However, we'll try and find It In the files. Has received careful consideration—A period of Inactlvlly covering a t.:nc lag- Have vnu any comments—Give me some Idoa what It's all about. That project Is In the air—I am completely Ignorant of the subject You will remember—You have forgoU'n, or never knew, nor do I Transmitted (o you—You hold the ba.; a while, I'm tired of It. It Is recommended—We don't think t will work, but you go ahead and stick your neck out and try it. It Is estimated—Tills Is my guess —now you guess For compliance—Sure Its silly, but you gotta do It anyhow. For necessary action—We don I know wnat they want, so you do it. For Immediate action—We have flailed 11 long enough, now you do Drive-In Movie Obtains 11-Acre Site North of City 'laas for Northeast Arkansas' first drive-In theater, to be constructed about two and one-half miles North of BlythevUle on Highway 61, were revealed today by W. P. Robertson of Caruthersvllle. Mo. The theater, to be known as the "Skyview," will have a 500-car capacity, and will be built at an estimated cost of $75.000. No contract for construction has been made, but Mr. Robertson In- dlealed that work would begin Immediately and that present plans called for an opening on or about May 15. Mr. Robertson recently obtained approximately 11 acres of land at a cost of $7,168 from Odell Campbell and Hlldred Bunch, for the theater site. visions 'or the Negroes In the live- at-home contest. These divisions are: tenant and sharecropper, landowner, plantation and horni Improvement, Today's meeting w»s held to outline tho program for the year and seek a reasonably enrollment In the county competition. In explaining the program, Keith J. Bllbrey, North Mississippi county agent, pointed out that unlimited cotlon acreages had lessened Interest in the program In this county for the past several years, and It wns hoped that farm families would j{,' n 'u' a " r ' views"" be enrolled In every section of the county this year. In this connection he said that farmers here were putting all their land In cotton, rather than trying balanced programs, and that the balanced farming program, would help convert the one-crop farms Into diversified farming areas. He advocated balanced farming, now, to prepare for acreage control, expected In 1950. To Help Create Interest Home demonstration club presidents heard the home management program described, and they will inform their club members of the contest. County agents, vocational teachers, and agents of Ihe Farmers Home Administration said loday that they would help Rll farm fain Hies Interested in the program to set up suitable programs Negro entrants can get Informa- The Council of l^orelgn Minister! had been equally unsuccessful, h« continued, while country after country fell Into the Soviet 6rWt and Communism acted "to tup- press all democKatlo liberty, dt- stray any party that did not air«« wllh Ihe government." Bevln accused the Communist countries of "running a perpetual campaign of Incltemenl calculated to' disrupt economic life, prevent Europe from seltllng down, and to create a situation of chaos, In order that the will of the Kremlin could be carried out and the whol* of Europe brought Into bondage." "What, then, were the . peacn. frredorn-loving nations to do?" >b« demanded. "To stand Idly, by to b* destroyed, or build up x aom« eollwr tlye security? •' ' .. V >-•".-' "Well, we took the latter •our*.'} • Ht Imlited the 'Maty Ui onf which no nation, "Innocent of »•>•• gresatve Intentions," need fe»r, : Over the official Russian r»d)9 came a Soviet reply to the pub!(sh«4 terms of tti« pact—a ehariw.UiM It, "is destined to unleash war. • gainst the Soviet Unlon'V.mnd 1 that "millions" In the West would not support it. ' , , ' Dispute* Support of net . "Millions of people (In thi West)' reallu this pact means war on tht Soviet Union," said the broadcast by Soviet Historian Lemin, and they "will never fight against th* Soviet Union." His reference clearly waa to a recent wave of statements by Communists In Western nation* that they would support Russia If ah* goes to war against "aggressors." Across Ihe Western world otrt- slde the iron curtain, however, tmr- ernment officials expressed their approval of the pact, and expected their people to back them solidly, and Its non-Communist press tpok* tion about the program from U. P. Qrlgsby. county agent, a I Osceola. relative to the Llve-at-Home division. First place award In each of tho divisions for the state Is $100, except for Ihe home Improvement division, where for the landowner the first prize !s $50 and for the tenant or sharecropper, first prize Li $25. Second place prizes of $75 are awarded In bolh Ihe tenant and Aharecrop division, and $50 for third place awards. to a newcomer. Under active consider* lion—We Engineers to Build Levee near Pine Bluff WASHINGTON, March 19. Army Engineers will eonslruct a 2,500-foot levee on the Arkansas River at Pine Bluff Ark., as soon ns Congress provides the money. Rep. Norrell (D-Arlp made the ennouncement yesterday. He said Army Engineers had advised him construction of the $100,POO auxiliary levee could V under- r , '"ignaiiire—T thought It up laken under existing law ai soon put you sign It and late th« rap. iunda art available. New York Stocks Closing Stocks A T & T 145 3-« Amer. Tobacco .«.. 68 Anaconda Copper 315-8 Beth Steel 31 1-8 Chrysler 53 5-8 General Electric 37 General Motors 59 1-! Montgomery Ward 58 5-1 N. Y. Central 105-8 Int. Harvester 24 3-8 National Distillers 18 3-8 Republic Steel 24 Radio 12 1-2 Sean, Roebuck 37 1-2 Standard of N J 681-8 Texas Corp 53 1-' Southern Pacific 41 1-2 U. •. Need for Political Unity in Western Europe Stressed SWEET BRIAR, Va., March 19.. (/Tj—Western Europe cannot achlev* complete economic recovery until there Is political unity—a political federation, Senator J. William Pill- bright (D-Ark) told a Sweet Briar College audience last night. If there Is no political unity, th* Marshall Plan will not end on schedule In 1932 and America Till b* disillusioned at the lou of billions of dollars, he said. He did not refer to the North Atlantic Pact directly, but said American and Western Union federations would make a "preponderance of power against which Russia would not dare strike." This "preponderance of power" the most Important factor In preventing a third global war, h» said. Peace efforts, Pulbright said, begin to ebb several years after the completion of a war. The State Department has misunderstood the importance of European political unity, he said. It will be too late, he warned, If the United States waits • for th« Marshall Plan to restore peace and prosperity. If America waits she "will h»v» recreated a situation which has already caused two World Wars," h« . said. There are several harriers In th« way of Immediate federation, the Senator admitted, but he scoffed at the Idea that age-old national would forever prevent differences union. N. O. Cotton NEW ORLEANS, March H. Closing cotton quotations: High Low Ctott, May . ...I, ..... S230 Mil »JU July ........... 3110 3103 ,«0« Oct ............ J81< 2*0> 2*0* Dec ............ 27t< 3TM 871* Mar ........ .... 7TK STM "*

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