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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XL1V—NO. 303 Blythevllle D»U> Nem BlythevUle Courier BlytheviU* Herald Mississippi VaUe; BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MARCH 21, 1949 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS 'resident May Ask Rail Wage-Hour Senator Soys Prices Going i/ P or Free Hand in rming W. Europe By John M. Higlitower WASHINGTON, March 21. (AP)—President Truman s expected to ask Congress for a free hand in allocating GOP Votes May Ratify Alliance Most Senators Now Approve Pact But Some Are Undecided ii-ms to Western Europe under the proposed billion-dolliu nilitary aid program. The program is scheduled to go 0 the Capitol about the same time the North Atlantic security .reaty, or Immediately thereafter. .lr. Truman will send up the treaty or Senate approval Immediately fter it is signed here by an ex- lectcd 12 nations, two weeks from oday. According to present State De- jartmenl planning—the depart- nent IK rounding up all milittirs iid programs for Mi'. Truman—the J-residont should try to get from Kongivss as much of a blank check liuthorly as he can under whatever l>xpend:>'ure limit Congress fixes. 1 Present estimates are that more |jian $iOOO,000,000 will be required j.the first 12 months to help Eu- >pe re-arm. Chairman Vinson <D-Ga> of the (louse Armed Services Committee iiedicted the arms requests "will Jbe approved in both Houses with- liut a particle of trouble." The Senate alone, but by a two- I'hirds "ote. must approve the new iKorth Atlantic treaty if America Is to take part. An Associated Press Vaiwass of Senators showed: 55 in- Jclined tc favor ratification, 1 op- Iposed nnd :« unwilling to go on Jrccord at this time. Two of the 95 (senators were not reached and |there s one vacancy. To Carry Out Aid Clause The arms aid program is de- Isigned by the administration to I curry .nit the "mutual aid" pro|vision of the treaty. The first official reference to this grand scheme of defense for Ithe .Western world under the pro- Ijected treaty came Saturday night lit appeared in a State Department I pamphlet explaining the details of |the treaty. The two World Wars, the de- Ipartment said, "proved thnt a mall or conflict in Europe would in- levitably invove the United States.' «e Atantic treaty, it added, L designed to give assurance" tha lit a third world war breaks out 1 the West will have "coordinate I defense In which the actual mill Irii'ry ^"Erngth and (*» military -.? \ tential of all the members will be | integrated into a common strategic | plan." I The formation of that plan is [ one of the two major purposes jus- 1 tifying the existence of the alliance; the other is the commitment to be 1 undertaken by the United States and the other nations that in case I one of them is attacked, all of them at once take action against the I pggressor. The State Department empha- I sized in its official paper that I whether this country went to war if a major attack occurred in Europe would be a question for congress to decide. But the department left little doubt that under the treaty this nation would have a very strong obligation to go to war. Truman Labor Bill Submitted To Senators WASHINGTON, March 21. lift — The Senate Labor Committee offi- -cially sent the administration la- R^ibor bill to the Senate today and called It "a long step forward" toward achieving good labor-management relations. In a 79-pnge printed report, the eight-man Democratic majority of the committee condemned the Taft-Hartley act in detail. The administration bill would repeal Taft- Hiiitley and restore the Wagner Act with certain additions proposer by President Trumnn. The five Republican members ol the committee will have something to say in minority reports later. The committee already had ap proved the administration bill by a strnisht pr.rty vote, 8 Democrats foi and 5 Republicans against. This is the s^me bill which now Is the subject of House hearings whic end today. The report said the Taft-Hartlcj Act has: 1. Increased government inter fcrencr with free collective bargain inp 2. Tampered workers in the exer of bawic rights. 3. Provided unsound procedure and administrative structures. 4. Dealt with matters ol publi policy outside the proper scope o labor-management legislation. 5 Discriminated unfairly a gains :abor organizations. By the Associated Press WASHINGTON, March 21 — Republicans—and a handful of Democrats—may hold the balance of power when the Senate decides whether the United States should enter the proposed North Atlantic security alliance. At the moment, the edge Is heavily in favor. But at 25 GOP members, along with 12 Democrats, are so undecided about its far-reaching effects that they won't commit themselves publicly for or against the proposed agreement, an Associated Pres canvass showed. Of 93 Senators approached by reporters. 55 said they are Inclined now to support the principle of the pact which would bind Western European nations together with this country in common defense. Many of this group, including 39 Democrats and 16 Republicans, reserved final Judgment on how they will vote until the Senate actually begins work on the treaty—possibly In May or June. Among those who aren't yet saying or who haven't made up thciv minds sufficiently even to indicate public approval of the agreement are most of the Senate's Republi- Jispute Settled After 11 Months 40-Hour Week Set Up For Million Workers In Sixteen Unions CHICAGO, March 21. (A 1 )—Final (cnns on a $$-10.000,000 a year ivnge boost have been reached In the 11- mnnth dispute between the nation's railroads and 16 non-operating un. Ions. The settlement, worked out on a formula recommended by a presidential fact-finding board, was described by a union spokesman as the "most niomentuous" wage and hour movement in the history of American industry. It. will extend the basic 40-hour week to the railroads lor Ihc first lime and affects 1,000,000 employes. The 10-hour week at the same pay (he workers received lor 48 hours becomes effective next Sent, but an additional wage boost of seven cents an hour is retroactive to last Oct. 1. Exccpled from the general terms of the "third round" wage boosts arc the yardmasters who will continue on n six-day week with an increase of 10 cents an hour. Get Time and a Half Overtime in excess of eight hours in a day or 40 hours in a week will be paid generally at the rate of time and one half. Although Saturdays and Sundays will be considered ordinary work days, the carriers must arrange for a maximum number of employes to have hose days off. On n straight time rate, the av- rnge hourly wage is raised from 1.18 to $1.46. Ttie unions' original ejunnds were for a 40-hour wecl(, Mondays through Fridays at no pay reduction, time and half for Sat- Again, Urges 'Mild' Controls WASHINGTON, March 21. W)—Senator O'Mthoney (D-Wyo) contended today that prices are going up again. Ha therefore urged Congress to give president Truman the "mild power*" he said the administration seeks to light Inflation. *_ The Wyoming Senator took Indirect Issue with Senator Taft IR- Ohio), who sold tlial the economy i s In fairly good balance. O'Mnhoney heads the Senate-House Economic CommlUec, a Job Taft tised to have when the Republicans controlled Congress. Since February 8 when Leon Key- serllng, a member of the President's Econonitc Council, and other advisers testified before his committee, O'Mahoney said the curve of prices has been upward. "And If we don't slve the President these mild powers he asks, so Mini the government can be ready to meet any crisis, we mi\y find ourselves In a delicate situation." O'Mnhor.ey noted tn this connection that the administration's proposed price controls nrc aimed at keeping prices from going above their December, 1048. peak. The Senator sold the pressure o! government pending alone Is contributing to keeping prices high. He mentioned the hlgl> military outlay as an Instance of necessary spend- ng which can't be cut much. In addition, O'Mithoney noted that many of the Mates are proposing record budgets and calling for Increased tax receipts, Just as President Truman asked for a tiix rlsi). O'Mahoney said he thinks It Important for Congress to boost taxes as soon as possible. Taft said In a separate Interview that he muy fcup(x>rt a tax rise If there Is any "substantial" government deficit on July 1. The Ohloan did not define "substantial." although President, Truman has forecast that tho government will mn at least $(300,000,000 in the red In the year ending June 30. Bu^ Taft said he doesn't think there Is nny need for the standby price-wage and other controls for which the President asked. Officers Arrest Club Operators Two Men Accused Of Selling Liquor Without Licenses can leaders. An exception Is Senator Vandenberg of Michigan, No. 1 Republican on the Foreign Relations Commit tee. Vandenberg. who expects to help lead the Senate'fight for ratlfica lion, .said in a week-end slatemen nt the pace Is "a powerful.-ttuisr ice polioy against World War in. Senator Downey (D-Calif) caUe re pact "perhaps the most clear cid international document eve ritten." Senator Kerr (D-Oklal .id ratification of the agreement ill mark ''great progress toward eace." New ft (1:SO P.M. Quotations) Am. T & T ................ 146 1- Am. Tobacco <\nncondj Beth Steel Chrysler in'- ere (. eneiHi Electric .. rcnersil Motors .. Int. Harvester Montgomery Ward 1 nckheer! • -lional Distillers J. c. Penney Rndio Republic Steel Socony-Vacuum . p-Tiirtnrd Oil N. J. S>_,irs Roebuck . Texas Co Population Count Made in Osceola Designation as City Of First Class Sought; To Create New Court Rent Control Bill BeginsRaceWith Time in Senate Big Obstacles Face Extension Measure As Old Law Fades By Kilwln It. Hanklnson WASHINGTON, Mnrch ai. M 1 ;— A modified extension or federal rent controls began a race nnnlust tlmo Ui Die Senate today with several big lui idles In Us path. Tho present law fixing maximum rents tor several million homes ntul apartments expires Mnrch 31, Just 10 ilny* away. Srnnlnr Mnybnnk <D-SO) (old a rc|K)rlrr he wants tho Sncate to puss n 12 to 15 month extension Ihnl would allow some rents to IH- crcnsc 10 per cent "sometime lute odny or nt least tomorrow." Maybnnk l.s chnlnmiii or the Pi'n- nlc Banking Conimlttco wlitdi sharply revised n rent extrusion lassed by the House. Ilo concedctl ic faces "powerful Sennlo support. (or nuljor chnngcs In our bill." Even If the Senate pusses the compromise rs it stands now, the bill would have to go back (o tho House for action on Senate amendments. Then Senate-House differences would Imvo to bo adjiistec and both Senate and House approve Truman Raps Talk About Rift Between Him and Congress . WASHINGTON, Murch 21. (AP)— President Truman today clcnounued "trouble makers" who talked of a rift between him and Congress. He said he and Congress are "working together" for tho good of the country. " in Two men were docketed In Mun- I Tabulation of results of a census Iclpal Court this morning on which has been underway in Oscco- chnrges of selling liquor without a| la for the past week with a view to- licensc nnd selling liquor on Si the compromise. 1'reillcts Unities Mnybnnk predicted Ihc majo Semite buttles will comcs^on these points: 1. A substitute proposal by lie l>nblk'itn Senators Cnln (Wash) am lirlcker (Ohio) calling for a six month extension of nttual ven control plus another six months o Deadline Tonight For Candidates Cities and Towns to Select Municipal Officials April 5 With midnight tonight tho dcnd- Ine lor candidates to get their mines on the ballot for tho general city elections on April 6, It was ex- lecled that Jew. if any, nddltlonn entries would be received by tho Mississippi cmmty Election Hoard The election will bo conducted by tho old county board headed by II. H. Green of Huffman us chair man since tho selection of mem hers of a new board under an till llntrci net before (ho voters las November hns not been completed. In Illylhovlllo, Mayor E. R. Jack .son Is seeking re-election and In op imsed by Doyle Henderson, forme Mississippi County assessor and als iun- Ward e s tabllshln B sufficient popu- s"l«"'tslon of rent ceilings an latlon to classify Osceolu as » first «• ctloiis. The Senate committee bl urciiiys, double time for Sundays, -Year Sentence : or Slaying Not- Cruel, Court Says LITTLE ROCK. March 21— (Jf>— . sentence ol seven years imprison- lent for manslaughter is not "cruel r unusual" punishment, the Ark- nsas Supreme Court said today. The opinion affirmed the Phillips xnmty Circuit Court's conviction of S'nlter Johnson on a charge of fnt- lly stabbing Claude Tale during a rawl in an Elaine tavern. Johnson was tried on a charge of .rst degree murder, but the jury ound him guilty of manslaughter nd fixed his sentence at seven ears imprisonment. In his appeal, Johnson contended he sentence, the maximum author- zed by Arkansas statutes, constlt- tcd "cruel or unusual" punish- nent. Suc'n punishment is prohibit- d by both the state and federal onstitutions. The Supreme court said, however, he limitation applies to "the cruel >r unusual character of the punishment rather than the duration ol ..__ ._ __.. court testi- nony, Arch Clutch attempted to attack Johnson during the brawl and several people. Including Tale, Bought to intervene. Johnson test- ficd he thought they were "gang- ng" him. and that he struck out ivlth his knife, fatally wounding Tatc. and an Increase of 25 cents an hour. The roads refused the shorter work week and overtime rates and offered a 10-cent pay hike. The case- was submitted to the face finding board in September 1948 after the unions had voted to strike. A carrier spokesman said the settlement gives the employes "just what the fact-finding board intended to give them. No more, no less." The carriers had estimated .cost 61 the awards *l .tSVifpUpQ.',,, Baruch Urges U.S. Decision in Making Peace WASHINGTON. March 21. «P) — Bernard M. Bnruch today declared the need is urgent for the United States to "seek a. decision" in making world peace. Baruch, an pdviser of Presidents, told the United States Conference of mayors' that efforts to cope with high prices and taxes—or with declining s^'es and jobs—arc "doomed to failure" without a settlement of the cold war. "Peace is what we need." Bnruch said. "Peace with self-respect." Recalling that he stressed to Con- The men were; W. A. (Rattler) 1 class city, today showed 2,300, with Cherry, operator of n night club nt less than half of the census coin- Big Lake and Pink Young, Negro, pleted. rator of a Negro night club at Ralph Wilson, director of the Dell. census, said today that city offl- Young entered a plea of guilty to c i a | s f e it the total census would a charge of selling liquor without s how a population of between 4,000 a permit and was fined $100 and an[ j 5 QOO. He added that the city costs. He was arrested Saturday by council last week approved annexa- Dcputy Sheriff Holland Alken. Uon of ln(! w j. Driver, Gladish Two charges of selling liquor and Jacksonville additions and without a permit and one v charge other ar<ax in heavily populated of selling liquor on Sunday werel parts filed against Cherry and his trial t!onal was continued until tomorrow. 1 Bond was set at $500. nn address to the United States Conference ot Mayors, th» resident also made a blistering ew attack on the "real estats obby." He Bald It Is opposing his ousing and rent control program, nd It "the real enemy of the Am- rlcan home." This "lobby" won't succeed, he eelared, and predicted passage of >ls housing program, complete wl"\ vubllc housing and slum clearance. "It seems that whenever I make recommendation to Congress, nnny newspapers and columnists •icl up n howl about tho President to dictate to the Congress," 0( towrii , nd that an add ,_ were expectert be added through the annexation still to be made. •* In regard to ih« i?*by"«p a «t r i« A^erTJohn Foster, ^ ttad Clarence Montgomery and 1 ' State Policeman George Irwin » out llmt , , l wcrc ^ but werc „„,. to two B1 J- th » vme . " len : llBUn Wilson -uld Indicated that the on a similar Prosecuting Atto lAr nn nnnpal Ixmn I Lc "- 1 "" 1 MUUIU U*- w*.. H *&^" '•"- •• hare* and Deputy ° f *ls week. He was named dlrec- tomev Arthur 8 *r of the census by the city coun- " rS he conftnment." According to trial 1,910,443 Boles From 1948 Crop Ginned in State WASHINGTON, March 21. I/7 1 )— The Census Bureau reported today that 14.530.343 running bales of c<»- ton from the 1948 crop werc ginned by the end of the ginning season. 'This compared with 11.557,138 ginned from f e 1947 crop and 8,417,231 from the 1946 crop. Ginnings by states for the 1948 season compared with 1947 included: <;ress a year ago the time wn-s at hand for a decision, Ihe 78-year old Industrialist told 600 big-city leaders opening; their annual meeting: "There has been some progress In the direction—but not enough. We must make up our minds where we stand globally and then organize ou'-.selve.s to see it through." He advised against "panicky" me;tsures and held out hope for settlement with Rassla. "It is dreadful to contemplate," Baruch said, "that our difficulties should lie with a former associate who did so much to crush a common enemy. "The mutual sufferings and losses have been nlmost forgotten in the determination of nations to have the peace cnst In their own image." Mother Suffers Fatal Burns; Child Injured Willie Bates. 16-year old Negro mother, died at the Blythevllle hospital this morning from burns suffered when her home on the E. M Rcgnold farm near Armorcl, burned. Her child, 13-month old Jnmts Bates, Jr.. Is being treated at the hospitnl for first, second and third degree burns. The two were brought to the hospital about 8 o'clock this morning. Information concerning the fire was not available, but attendants ot the hospital said they believed only the two were Injured In the fire. HkTr in htdicMTdlhimoVnlngthat oil, and the result, of the census he will be cited Into Circuit Court mml be approved by the counci to show cause why he should not and sent to Little Bock err approval be tried on a contempt charge fnr beta, the rec^asslf^tlo^ car^be an alleged violation of a court order which allowed him to re-open his night club after It wns padlocked. In another action in court this morning William Young, Negro of Dell was fined $200 and costs and sentenced to 30 days In jail on his plea of guilty to a charge of driving while under the Influence of liquor. He was arrested yesterday following an accident on West Highway 18 involving his cnr nnd car owned by the Swift Pncking Company. Hearings for George Clay on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with Improper brakes, and for Islnh Henry on a charge of reckless driving, were continued until to- official. He estimated that details should be completed in two or three weeks. The last census figures, those of 1940. showed 3,226 population for Osceola. The new censua taking sprung from the decision to establish a Spring Showers Threatened as Seasons Change Rain was threatening here today as spring made it's official entrance and much of the state had already had the first "spring showers." Alter winter made a spring-like exil yesterday with clear skies and a high of 68 degrees, the mercury fell to n low of 48 enrly thLs morning aud a rain-threatening overcast formed. The Weather Bureau forecast showers and local thunderstorms for today and tonight. A drop In temperatures is likely after the rain, the weather bureau in Uttle Rock said. Highest temperature in Blythe- vllle Saturday wns 53 degrees and the low Sunday morning was 35. niclpal court In Osceola, and at the time it was thought that the city had to have a classification of a city first class, but it wns later determined that a court could be established with a population of as much as 2,500. i W. W. Prewltt. city attorney at Osceola, said today thnt the discussion of establishing the court had been side-tracked until after the census was completed, but probably would be resumed* soon after the census was completed. When the municipal court Is created, It will replace the present mayor's court over which Mayor Ben T. Butler presides to hear misdemeanor cases and conduct preliminary hearings where felony charges are Involved. The judge of the municipal court will be elected by the voters In the city. The move to create the municipal court stems from a recommendation by the last grand Jury for the Osceola District of the Mississippi County Circuit Court. The Chamber of Commerce sponsored the cens\is and the Band Mothers Club, under the direction of Mrs. N. L. Glllesple, Is conduct- Ing tlie census. Those who have completed tabulations arc Mrs. Steve Ralph, Miss Margaret Morse, Mrs. T. E. Spiers, Mrs. R. M. Fletcher. Mrs. Dean Hatcher, Mrs. P. Ehancyfclt, and Mrs. George Cone. calls for a 12 month extension J)lu three mouths of supervision. 2. A "slcp-by-step" decontrol of rents proposed by Senator Capo- hnrt (R-Ind). He wnnls to end controls on all units renting for $150 or more monthly on September 30 with similar action nt $100 and above December 31, $50 and above next March 31, and all rents next June 30. 3. A House-approved "local-option" system of , decontrols that would allow towns, cities, counties or states to lift rent ceilings or take thern over. The Senate bill would limit this authority to stains. "Once rent control Is out of the way, the Semite" expects to begin debate on the $5,580.000,000 authorization for tho second phnsc of tho European Recovery program. To Debute Pensions TllMilny Otherwise In Congress: House leaders called for action today on miscellaneous bills. Hotise debate is to begin Tuesday on the nniltl-billlon dollar veterans pension bill sponsored by Ucp. nankin (D-Miss). House committees nlso planned a busy week. A flnnl public session was listed today by the labor committee on the bill to repeal the Tnft-Hiutley Act, with nine CIO vice presidents on hnnd to testify. Tha Foreign Affairs Committee continued closed sessions on the big European aid authorization. The Post Office committee resumed open hearings on the $250,000,000 hike In post rates asked by the former Blythcvllle munlclpn Judge. Elections also will bo conducted In flvo Incorporated (owns. They are: Doll, Luxora, Lenehvllle, Joiner nnd Kelser where mayors, municipal recorders, nnd five nldermen for cnch town nro to be selected for two-year terms, In Mnnlln. which recently rnlscd Is status from an Incorporated town to A city of tho second clnss, a mayor, city clerk, and six aldermen arc to be selected for one- year terms. Elections for cities of the second class regularly fall on the even- numbered years and next year Manila will select, officers for tho full two-year terms. Lists of cnndlrintes In Maniln nnd Lenehvllle were announced Inst. wei Tn^ir In Manlte, qualified In tho mayor's race. I. D. Shcdd Is seeking re-election and his opponents are Jack Tlpton nnd W. R. Brown. In Lenehvllle, Enrl rlcld hns qualified as cnnrtldnte for mayor and E. T. Giles, for recorder. Mnyor John Hnnnl and Recorder Athcrton Hlett are not seeking re-election, but nrc cnndldates for scats on the town council. In Blythevllle, Snm lei F. Norrls Mr. Truman told the six hundred mayors of mnjnr cities. "And then if the Congress makea any decision that varies at all from my recommendations, these sami troublemakers start a gleeful chorus about how the Congress has thrown the whole Democratic program overboard, Will I'rns lll« H*iu "Of course, I differ with the action. 1 ! of the Congress on somt points, nnd where these difference) are Imporlnnt I shall continue to urge tho course I think is right. "But hnslcnlly the Congress and the President are working together nnd will continue to work together for tho good of tho country. Wo nro going to ngree on a lot more things than wo disagree on. And when the flnnl score for thli Congress is added up, some of tha selfish pressure groups are going to 1)0 pretty bruily disappointed." Just before lenvlng the whlt« House to address tho mayors' meet- Ing at tho Btntler Hotel, Mr. Truman had hl» usual Monday Morn- Ing conference with Democratia leaders of Congress. These leaders came out of tha President's office with confident predictions that Congress will enact n major part of the White legislative program. House Speaker Rayburn of Texas N. Missco Fund For Red Cross < Wears $5,000 ' The Red Cross fund campaign for tha ohlcknsawba District Chaps without opposition for rc-elcc- ler, moved Into Its third week today tlon us treasurer and the following I less than $30 from the $5,000 mark, administration. Secretary of Agriculture Brannan wns called as n witness before tl/e House Agriculture committee on a plan to expand storage facilities for grains and other farm products. Arkansas 1,910,443 and 1,241,927. 68 31 5-8 31 3-4 53 35 3-8 S 5-8 as) 1-8 24 56 5-8 19 18 1-8 46 3-4 12 3-8 23 7-8 15 7-8 (IT 1-2 37 53 Trans-Jordan Requests British Military Aid LONDON. March 21. Wi— Trans- Jordan has asked Britain for military aid In defending its southern bordei with Israel, the British Foreign Office snld today. A spokesman said Britain Is studying the request, which was made under the military alliance treaty signed by the two countries In 1946. He said the call was for British troops "to patrol part of Trans- Jordan'o southern borders In view Cor Race Fatal to 7 BUENOS AIRES, March 21. liFt — Scvui persons werc killed and seventeen Injured yesterday when a racing car went- out of control and smashed into a crowd of speed fans. The accident occurred at Bell Ville, in Cordoba Province during a stock car race through the city streets. New Public Welfare Agency, Merger Of U.S. Medical Care Recommended Soybeans May alleged Israeli incursions" into i July IF.O.B. Chicago) open High Low Close 216'i 517 213 213-213'f WASHINGTON. March 21 (£") AI new cabinet-rank Department of Public Welfare and Education and a controve'rslal merger of federal medical care under one agency were recommended today by the Hoover Commission. The proposed establishment of an Independent "United Medical Administration" was expected to raise a storm of criticism. The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars already have condemned this plan, which would strip from the armed forces and the Veterans Administration their continent-wide network of hospital facilities. But the Hoover group declared the present scattering of medical services among 40 federal offices makes for high cost, duplication In noted that the, government Is responsible wholly or In part [or treating 24,000,000 persons. Actually, the commission Itself split sharply on the -nodical plan It mustered unqualified support trom only half the members of the !2-man government reform group Including the chairman, former President Herbert Hoover. Retiring Defense Secretary abs tained from voting because of his official position. Five others filed dissents but differed among themselves as to a porpoer solution. The new department, the com mission proposed, should embrac federal Social Security activlttc.' the Office of Education and mos other services now lodged In th Federal Security Administration. puther, it was urged, the depart mcnt should take over the Burea Senate Action In Coal Issue Is Big Question PITTSBURGH, Mnrch 21. OT>— Coal miners nnd operators kept an eye on Washington today—nlong with John L. Lewis. Would the Scnnte Ignore the biishy-browcc 1 chief of the United Mine Workers? Thnt wns the big question ns the coal mine stoppage ordered by Lewis went Into lUs second week. He cnllcd the shutdown a memorial to miners killed and Injured last ycnr. nut he emphasized It also would serve as a protest against anointment of Dr. Jnmcs Bdyd as director of the U. S. Bureau of Mines. The Senate's Interior Committee pprovcd Boyd's nomination by a 3-1 vote almost as the miners put iclr lunch boxes on the shrives. iut the Senate, as a whole, hasn't ct acted. If it confirms Boyri. the operators wonder what Lewis '*tll do. Will he order the miners to ontinue their slay at home or will le allow them to resume work as ;cheduled next Monday? Some operators frankly ndnilt :hey won't conjecture Lewis' next move. These are the same men who inld Lewis caught them "flatfoot- cd" when he ordered all miners east candidates hnve qualified in the ward races: First Wnrd — Raleigh Sylvester, who l.s seeking rc-elec- lon, nnd Jlmmle Sanders; Second Wnrd—Wnllcr O. Gates nnd J. W. Adams who seek the office now icld by Alderman John C. McHaney, who Is not seeking re-election; Third Wnrd—Louis G. Nash, incumbent, nnd Jennings Bailey. In the new Fourth Wnrd. two al- :lcrmen nre to be elected and J. Wllwvn Henry nnd Lclsllc Moore are without opposition. Dell Mayor Seek* Re-Election At Dell Mayor Curtis Downs, Sr., nnd H. R. Crawford, Jr., city clerk, have e.nnllficd ns candidates for re-election. Five candidates nlso hnve filed for nlderman with five to be elected nnd two of these nre now serving on the city council. The Incumbents at Dell seeking re-election arc R. B. Crnwford nnd O. A. Smith. Others who hnve qualified lor nldermen Include Noble Dlxon, Bllllc Keener and Curtis Downs, Jr. It wns Indicated thnt others might enter the race before the deadline for filing. The list of candidates for Luxora Includes: Ftir mayor—E. R. Began; recorder —W.F,. Head; aldermen — Wiley Tatc, T. D. Wllkins. S.C. Ingram, G.A. George and J.B. Shanks. Keiscr candidates Include: For mayor—B. H. Robinson; for •ccorder—Joe B. Holland; for trens- irer—Trumolle Watson; nldermen James C. Bowles, A. K. Puce, W.M Taylor. Max Sulcer and H.P. Mills; and It wns expected thnt tho fig- ire could be nttnlned this afternoon. According to William Wyott, chairman of solicitations In outlying communities, less than hnlf of the community lenders have reported any collections. He said that community chnlrmen should make pnrtlnl reports as quickly as possible. Collections in Blythcvllle also moved slow over the week-end, with $2,775,85 of the $8,143 quota collected here. W. P. Pryor, city chairman,' said thnt Wnrd Three workers had re- • ported mi nddltionril $287. Block workers, under Mrs. Wade Jeffries, Included Mrs. E. R. Jnckson, Mrs. Alfred Vise, Mrs. William D. Godwin, Mrs. J. L. Verhoeff, Mrs. Jack Droke, Mrs. W. E. Auten, Mrs. Henry Lnyson nnd Mrs. W. T. Rnlnwntcr. An additional $37 wns reported by R. J. Morris nnd C. P. Rambo, solocitors In the section from Railroad to Second Street. Of the *13,743 quota, $4,971.35 hns been collected during the two weeks of the drive, $2,715.55 in Blytheville and $2,185.80 in outlying districts. f the Mississippi to lay down their tools. Russian-Korean Pact Annour/- >d by Soviets MOSCOW, March 21. IR*t — The government made public early today a. 10-year agreement signed with the Korean People's Demo cratlc Republic (Russinn-sponsorei North Korea). This is the only Ko rcan government jecogniz^d b> Russia. No mention was made ol any mil itary a-sslslair o. Russia anti the Koreans agreec on a mutual exchange of goods tha will "significantly" increase In 194 :or marshal—J.W. Amos. In Joiner .three candidates have qualified for mayor, two for treasurer, nine for aldermen with five to be elected, and four for marshal with one to be elected. The list of candidates in Joiner follows: For mayor—T.R. Wlllctt, Joe T. Drnn and Harold Howerton. Pof recorder—O.L. Jenkins, Sr. For treasurer—Sol Free dm an and Mrs. J.H. Beaver. For aldermen—J. Fort Dlckson, Meyer Sllvcrsteln, Jimmle Ralph, G. A. Slsk, Elmer Klmocrlin, Richard Akle, St.. Kenneth Sulcer, Don Fletcher and Donald Perry. For mnrsha'. •- 'oyce Byrd, Cleve Kimberlln, Ed Sadler and Breedlove. Three Killed, One Hurt As Airlift Plane Falls BERLIN. March 21. </T(—Three persons were killed and one injured in the crash of a British civilian plane flying the Berlin airlift, the British military government announced today. Today's deaths brought the total fatalities in the airlift to 44^28 Americans and 16 Britons. Weather Tr&n s . Jordan territory. 'Mar. 211 227 211',, Wl\i 207^-208 228 223'A 22V.4 and In the cnse of the military, , 0 f Indian Affairs, now under the j and 1950 and credit terms and j I "inadequate" cart. Interior Department, technical aid tor the Koreans, New York Cotton NEW YORK, Mar. 21—1:30 p.m. quotations: Open High Low Close Mar. (1950) . r783 2783 2781 2781 May 3220 3W3 3209 3212 July 3109 3110 3098 3101 Oct 2815 2816 2812 2814 'Dec 2795 2795 2791 2791 Arkansas forecast: Showers and local thundershowers thts afternoon nnd in the East portion tonight. Colder tonight. Tuesday partly cloudy and cool. Missouri forecast: Showers tonight; clearing west portion Tuesday; colder, strong shifting winds; low 35 northwest; 45 southeast; high Tuesday mld-40's. Minimum this morning—48. Maximum yesterday—68. Minimum Sun. morning—35. Maximum Saturday—53. Sunset today—6:12. Sunrise tomorrow—6:01. Precipitation 46 hours to 7 a.m. bod ay—none. Total since Jan. 1—15.30. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)--53. Normal mean for March—513, This Date Last Year Minimum this morning—«J. Maximum yesterday—82. Precipitation Jan. I to this dat* —HSU

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