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Our Doily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn—— tar WEATHER Arkansas: Partly cloudy.,, arid cooler this afternoon and " tonight. Saturday fair and cool. : But the Gazette Supported No. 40 Regardless The three I. & R. measures supported by the organized school forces ot the state carried by a top-heavy vote in last Tuesday's general election. Among them was Amendment No. 40, which The biar opposed, although we lavorcd the olher two. Hompstcad county honored our judgment by splitting the vote on No. 40 almost even, ft carried here, but only by 1,26U votes for, to 1,1^1 against, with one precinct missing. No. 40 was the amendment to repeal the Ib-mill limit on school taxation. The Star, which plugged away years ago for a stale sales tax, and for revision of tnc property assessment system, opposed abolition of the lo-mill tax limit lor the obvious reason that: If the millage deadline is abolished then the whole emphasis on school taxation will swing away from assessment rerorm and bactt to the business of voling a constantly higher millage rate—which will automatically shrink assessments, bringing in no more revenue, and perhaps less. Furthermore, the tendency will be to pileup taxes on those who are fairly assessed while others pay less than their share or none at all. The weak spot in the argument for repeal oi the -IB-mill Deadline is that such repeal puts still heavier pressure on the bcseigcd otfice of the county tax assessor, elected only two years at a ume, aim who faces political suicide it he tries to play a lone hand in working out an assessment program. All ot us here in Arkansas are supposed to know these lucis. Ana yet the astonishing Arkansas Gazette, wnen ihe slale' school lobby makes a grave error, no,, only goes along with it. in supporting No. 40 but attempts to justily its position Ihis morning with an editorial which has neither logic nor lacts. Here is wnal the Gazette said: "The increasing needs of local government units and the removal of the lii-mill scttool tax limitation should move the people of every county to take action for betler assessments." That paragraph doesn't make sense, 01 course; and in the very next paragraph Ihe Gazette editorial writer commits suicide: "The astonishing estimate is made by the Union County Kquali- zation Board lhat about 35 pea- cent of the property in that county is nol on tne assessment booKS." Why doesn't the Gazette find out these things BEFORE an election instead of AFTERWARD'.' Its advocacy of No. 40. now written into the slate constitution, has set back the assessment, reform program many years— and has hurt the future ot ad valorem school taxes no end. 1 Ihe Star will, of course, fight each and every proposal in our section of Arkansas 10 vote a school tax in excess of 18 mills—urging that citizens clean up the assessment mess before a higher millage makes it worse. But I do think we. have a just complaint against a supposedly great state newspaper which admits that instead of debating a public issue it simply took sonic- body's word and ignoranily did untold damage to the schools and other institutions of Arkansas. If 'I'm not right about this why is it that every few years the organized school crowd finds itself up a dead alley and hollering for help'.' -fe * -». Shame on Bernard Shaw for Preaching False Marxist Line By JAMES THRASHER • Bernard Shaw's contemptuous comments on the manners, culture and government ol the United States probably get more publicity over here than they deserve. And Ihe only reason we are devoting more space today to these barbs ol the ancient Irish sage is that the latest ones perpetuate an argument that needs challenging one-e again. Mr. Shaw disapproves the arrest of 12 lop Communists in this country, anu says so in the Communist paper, the Daily Worker. He is free and welcome to disapprove. Btit he is too wise and responsible a man to lend his prestige in doing so lo a familiar Com- munisl apology that he surely knows is false. That apology, as Mr. Shaw expresses it, is lhat "the founder of Christianity was a Communist," and thai advocating loicelul and violent overthrow of the govern- Conlinued on page two 50TH YEAR: VOL. 50 — NO. 19 Star of Hop6 Consolidated 1899; Press 1927 January 18, 192s HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1948 (AP)—Means Associated Press (NEA)—Means newspaper Enterprise Asj'n. PRICE Se-COfY Here's How They Voted —NEA Telephoto Here's how the states voted in the presidential election, based on almost complete returns. Totals gave' Truman 28 states with 304 electoral votes; Dewey 16 states with 189 electoral votes and Thurmond four states with 38 electoral votes. s Paris, Nov. 5 (/Pi The United State? told Russia today Ameri- icans have stopped disarming and intend to be strong, for the benefit of both themselves and their friends. U. S. Delegate John Foster Dulles spoke in the United Nations political committee in debate on charges that Russia's eastern European Allies are violating the Greek border. Dulles termed "vicious falsehoods" Russia's charges that the United States plan aggression. But he added that the United States "intends to be strong because our strength is not for ourselves alone." The .Republican party's top foreign policy expert lashed at Russian Deputy Foreign Minister An drei Y. Vishinsky, saying the Russian spoke insultingly of the U. N. Special Commission on the Balkans (UNSCOB), which reported on the Greek civil war. Vishinsky had labelled "garbage" the report in which UNSCOB branded Yugoslavia, Albania and Bulgaria as violators. Now. Dulles said, a new fear grips the free people of the world. "That is in part because the security council's power to decide is crippled by velo and ils power to. act is crippled by lack of military contingents," Dulles said. "It is in part because the threat is deviously contrived." The United Stales makes no apology for halting disarmament or increasing its strength no doubt displeases some, but it does not. I believe; frighten any." the delegate continued. "I. ask each delegate to search his own mind and come to his own conclusion as to who and what his nation fears. "1 shall be satisfied with a silent verdict, for I know that some t'e.'ir even to express their fear." Dulles said the United States withdrew from Europe after the first and second world wars and that there were perhaps fewer than three per cent of U. S. fcrces remaining in Europe and fewer than 500 men in Greece, none of them combat soldiers. "We organized no fifth columns." Dulles said. Continued on page two X Gives Reasons for Defeat of GOP anything else is what around Gov. Thomas McMatfi Seeks ration Vote System Fayetlcville, Nov. 5 — (UP) — A system of registration for Arkansas voters will be sought by governor-elect Sid McMath. Speaking in Faycttcvillc last night McMath outlined a general program for the next session of the legislature and announced that he would ask the legislators to abolish the poll tax as a pre-rcquisite for voting. McMatti told- members of the Fayctteville Chamber of Com- nerce he would ask the state leg- slalivc council to make a study of he state Constitutional Amendment 39 which was overwhelmingly approved in Tuesday's general election. The amendment would allow .he legislature to set up a system of voter registration. "Since the amendment was adopted by a two to one majority, it is apparent that the people want a registration system," McMath said. "Such a system would remove us as a target for other states that have no poll lax for voting purposes. • "By assuming those rcsponsibil ities which primarily belong to the state, we can prevent the interference by the federal government il our internal affairs." The amendment was originally suggested by Stale Senator F. C Crow of Hope in the last session — jof the legislature. He explainec it was necessary to protec Albany. N. Y., Nov. 5 — </P) , Over-confidence — that more than (that the people the state should a federal anti-pol E, Dewey tax_law be passed. The first step in a city plan to extend water facilities is rapidly nearing completion on South Main street and will serve residents in a large area annexed to the City of Hope last year. The line will end at White's Hardwood Flooring Co. mill. arc blaming for defeat in the presidential election. It was not so much a case of the (Republican nominee himself being sure he had the prize in the bag. Dewey was confident, but he ensed weeks ago that it was an unhealthy thing for the GOP party workers to take it for granted. The New York governor was pleased but disturbed by the polls which said the White House was his in a walk. For a while he cautioned that it would be djangearous to let down. Then that seemed to be forgotten. Dewey took the outcome for granted like million* of others. i That was why he stuck to his Largest Crowd of the Season Expected to See Little Rock, Hope Battle Tonight at 8 Weather permitting, Hope w.'ll ie host tonight to the largest rowd in grid history at the game Between the undefeated and untied Bobcats and the powerful Little Rock Tigers. Its another pressure game for the Bobcats whose defeat would lose lothing Cut prestige as the contest docs not count in conference play. :t would mean a lot for the Tigers o knock off a team that is undefeated. Little Rock has lost only to Blytheville by a single tally and Dlayed El Dorado to a 6-6 draw ast weekend. The visitors are potent both on ,he ground and in the air, especially on passes white the Bobcats :ep to mostly on the ground.. Last night's rain will leave ihe 'icld slick and slippery, a factor .vhich is believed will hurt the Bobcats whose offensive depends largely on the speed of the team. Both teams report injuries. Little Rock's two ends, Barnard and Walker, both second stringers, will be out. Hope's tackle James McCargo, is out with a leg injury and Buddy Sutton is nursing a bruised hip which is likely to slow him down considerably. Duffie has an ailing ankle. Regardless the game probably will be the bcsl of ihe season. The kickoff is set for 8 o'clock. 70 Americans Dead, Missing in Air Crashes Probable lineups: Hope The 8" line extends 3500 feet from the Plope City Limits south on Main and besides furnishing water to residents of the area will furnish ample fire protection. : The line will cross Main near home of Mrs. A. R. Whitlow. Officials said it had to cross at that point to eliminate danger of interrupting service on the main line of the Arkansas-Louisiana Gas Company. The project is expected to be completed in about 10 working days. 22 Farmers Attend Meet atCrossett Cool Front Moves into rms By The Associated Press A cold front moved into Arkansas today on tile heels of heavy rains and wineis. Te.mperaUnes Ihnmghout the slate this morning generally wi-iv in the low 5l)'s and tile U. S. Weather Bureau predicted they would drop farther. Partly cloudy skies this afternoon and possible showers tonight were fore-east, but tomorrow is expected to be fair and eool. Harrison was the coldest spot in the state this morning with a low of -19 degrees. _ , The temperalure dropped to 55 in Little Rock last night after a rainstorm which caused junior damage The cold >vave edged into :\ T west Arkansas kite last night and Fort Smith was the- iirsl section ;o feel a clip in temperatures. The. U. S. Weather Bureau said the mercury dropped 1-1 degrees in a matter of a lew hours. Searey got th'.' "brunt of last night's storm when a the city's airport. No jured anil damage w;. airport buiklni'j.s and A large hangar wa; nine planes demolish storm which was ace a virtual eloutibursi. At Arkadelphia caused minor nama; Paris, Nov. 5 — (UP) — The American Intelligence Searvice has received a number of apparently well-founded reports indicating that Russia has been supplying arms and airplanes to the Israeli forces by way of an air route from C/L-i'hoslovakia to Palestine, it was learned today. Sworn statements have been filed by several deserters from the Israeli Air Force with American inlelligence agents here. detailing operations ol the aerial sup- nly route lo Palestine, the United Press learned in reliable sources. The desenurs also have given the- sa;Me inf'.irmatiup. in sworn I s'.Mtenu'nts lo Dr. Ralph Runt-he, i American Negro who is aj'.uig 'Palestine mediator for ihe United Nations since the assassination of Count Folke Bernndotte of Sweden. The-' 1 '. 1 can be little doubt, it was said, tiiat arms and airplanes supplied by tliis route aided the Israeli in their recent against ihe Arab force Neuev and in Galilee. One pilot who from llie Israeli air ding Se\ eral i l!u: • secret supply a to 1' aril;.-' vi:-;ted Bunchc tor's Pans hotel on ; He dictat iic 's 'll hi or mur g'.H( un the ulesune. Twenty-two Hcmpstead County farmers and business men attended "Open House Week" yesterday at the Crossell Experiment Forest located near Crossett, Arkansas. The day was spenl on a tour of the more interesting work of the station. Outstanding among the studies visited was the two Farm Forestry Forties. On these, a cut of logs, pulpwood, fuclwood and fence posls equaPio the growth on the stand for the past year was stacked for inspection. The poor farm forestry forty, which ten years ago was comparable to much of our Hempstead County cut-over land, has been "built up" by fire prelection and good timber management. Even though stocking of good trees was light, annual etits of forest products have been made from the area in order to make the forest self-supporting during the time the stand was being built up. This was the tenth such cut. This year the pen- acre slumpayc value- of the products cut amounted to $5.80 per acre. About one-fourth of the annual growth was allowed to remain on the ground to further build up the stand Other highliglus included thinning stand improvement of an ammale in grade hardwoods. The entire tour that timber growing can be a very profitable- business in Ihis territory for small as well as large limber owners. 'high level" campaign and his 'united America" theme. He thought, and the majority of his aides believed, he did not have to slug it out with President Truman., Although Dewey said at a news conference after he conceded -to Mr. Truman that he did not believe failure of the vote to reach the 50,000,000 mark was a big factor in the outcome, he is known to be thinking differently about that now. The governor is wondering whether many Republican voters decided the election was no contest and on that ground neglected to cast ballots, aides said. But the thing that puzzles him most — as it does nearly everyone else — is how the polls could have been so wrong. Another big factor those around Dewey are citing in trying to find a reason for his astounding defeat is the kind of campaign the governor waged. A minority of the "Dewey team' held out for the slugging kind of campaign President Truman conducted. But Dewey himself and most of his advisers decided at the outset that it would not be necessary for him to slug hard Ihis time. Dewey was told and believed thai he could coast in — that the nation was ready for a change after 1C years of Democratic rule. And he was told thai Mr. Truman was a weak candidate who could be .ignored in carnpaignad- dresses. So Dewey's theme became a Continued on page two Meanwhile State rcprcsentativ Lee Seamster of Faycltcville an- ! nounced that he would sponsor legislation to combat another of president's civil rights proposals. Pic said he will introduce a proposed stale anti-lynch law to "remove another target at which other states shoot." Seamster said "we have a state law to penalize murder. But we ivant a special anli-lynch statute that will prevent the Congress with interfering with our business." At the same meeting McMath also revealed that there is a chance ihat the federal government may provide for hard-surfacing of several hundred miles of stale roads through Arkansas' national forests. He said he had conferred on the possibility of such a plan with Secretary of Interior Julius Krug when that official visited Hot Springs recently... .McMath also 'announced that he would like to have a special election in Arkansas on his proposed ' Wt. 165 221 157 185 173 175 1G5 161 187 173 161 Name Hammons Lee Duffie Wilson Watson Garrclt Russell Bearden B. Stilton Huddleston T. Brilt Little Rock Wt. 1G1 20-1 162 176 175 177 170 164 142 145 153 .150 170 bond issues for highway ments immediately after slature convenes. would permit the bly to approve an alternate road improvement financing plan if the improve the legi- He said this general assem bond issues the polls. should be defeated al Year Ofd Boy Survives Night in the Hills on the tour plots, timber work, and use poisoning low- demonstrated • Little Rock, Nov. 5 —UP)—Two year-old Jimmy Peters was found unharmed early today after spend ing the night in the rainsoaked hills of western Pulaski county. The child, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Peters, was last seen at 1 p. m. yesterday playing in the family yard 7 1-2 miles west of Fcrndalc. He was missed a half hour later. Members of the family and their friends began the search and did not c;ill officers until 5 p. m. A native of the rugged commit nily was led to the child on Cave creek a half mile from home when he heard his cries. Taken to a Little Rock hospital, the child was founud to be unharmed except for a few scratches. Name Countryman Dunaway Gildchaus Fitzgibbon Oliver Clark Edgins or DcViney Spann, or Donoho Carter McVey Young Pos. LE LT LG C RG •RT E QB LH RB FB Pos LE LT LG C RG RT C}B LH RB FB Only a thousand seats arc reserved at the stadium, James H. Jones, superintendent said today. He indicated that many persons thought the whole stadium would be reserved. Its first come, first served as usual with all seats except those marked reserved all season, and additional seats put in for this game. Dewey Probably Stirred More Emotions in Defeat Than He Would Have in a Victory A land ,, .„ Cotton Textile Plant Planned at Pine Bluff By HAL BOYLE New York — (fr) — Post-election note's: Gov. Thomas E. Dewey probably stirred Ihe emotions of his followers more deeply in defeat than he- lever had in victory. He took one of the most crush-, ing upsets in American political;there- history with real sportsmanship. In his post-ejection press confer cnee — a 13-minulc farewell lo his i national political aspirations — lie i gave no excuses for for his defeat jAnd he indulged in no self-pity. He wore the air of a champion who had given the best of what he- had to give — and he didn't blame anybody if that hadn't won him what he wanted. There were a number of red- eyed members of his staff at the conference, and Dewey, u man ,. , ,,, ,, , -,, who rarely demonstrates personal ^'Munid^lXonali^r- , b '^ hl . .^""i t0 P™ loadedViU, ^"-''Hmade in lus behalf ° " C-47 to Bring Load of L. R. Fans to Hope Homecoming Ceremonies on Field Tonight It's Homecoming and the final home game of the season for the Bobcats tonight whim they tangle with Little Rock in Hammons Stadium. Miss Etheline While, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. White was to be crowned queen in coronation ceremonies at the school al 2:30 p.m. today. Following the coronation by Captain Sam Westbrook a pep rally was to be held in charge of Ted W. Jones, John McLcod and Ray West. It will be rebroad- east over KXAR at 6:15 p.m. Following the rally a parade formed al school and proceeded through the downtown streets. The pep rally and snake dance scheduled last night had to be canceled because of rain. At 7:45 p.m. on the field a brief pre-gamc ceremony will be held. Maids will be: Peggy Marie Pentecost, Nilla Dean Compton, Catherine Cox, Emily Jo Wilson, Belly Murphy, Nealia Mullius, Ma'ttie Mae Robinson, Barbara Jo Simmons, Mary Lou Moore, Mary Ellen Downs, Arthadale Hefner, Loretla James, Marietta Downs and Sue Green. Alternate Captain, Buddy Sutton; Senior boys, Reese Miller, Charles Wilson, Tommy Brill, Joe Martindale, James Russell, Bobby Joe Lee, ]. J. .Sutton, Jimmy Dick Hummons, W. II. Gunter, Jr., James McCargo, Bobby Lilt- Bearden, Don Duffie and Dale Hocketl. By United Press Seventy Americans were listed as dead or missing today in a scries of five airplane disasters around the world. Thirty one were known dead in two B-29 crashes and one was missing. Thirty-eight others were missing aboard two navy patrol bombers and a Pacific Alaska airliner which were overdue and believed down in the North Pacific. Eighteen of the victims, all air force personnel, were killed in the crash ot a B-29 Superfortress in the Ozores Wednesday night. The plane was en route from England to its home field, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. One flier was niissing and another was injured in the crash. Another 13 U. S. airmen were killed in the crash of a B-27 super- fortress on a moor 13 miles Southeast of Manchester, England, while takking part in maneuvers Wednesday. The missing airliner, a DC-3 en route .... from Sitka, Alaska, to Seattle, Wash., carried 1:1 passengers and two crew members. It was presumed lost between Sitka and Annette Island where it was due at (1:57 a. m. PST yesterday. It was lust heard from over Cape Speanccr at 7:15 a. m. PST. Pacific Alaska airlines identified the pilot as Edward Kinnear. Mr. and Mrs. E. A. King, Milwaukee, VVis.; Robert Machrlo, St. Louis, Wo., and Geaorge Dudley, Roanokc, Va., were listed among the passengers. A four-engine navy privateer with a crew of 12 aboard was losl n the Bristol bav area of western Alaska. It left Ko'diak at 9:57 a. m. PST on a navigation flight ovei ihe Bering sea and has not been heard from since. A long-range navy patrol-bomb cr with a crew of some nine moi aboard, was missing after taking part yesterday in a joint air force navy-army simulated attack on puget sound. It became separatee during ^ a..',rn4)cHratt(i"cJ.!.:.«W;«j\y.riei>;; off the Washington coast. It was last heard from by its Whidby Island air base at 7 a. in. when its reported position was near Vancouver Island, B, C. Thirteen of the 19 airmen missing or killed in the Azores' crash were returning to their wives and families in Florida after three and a half months duty in England. The B-29 had stopped to refuel in the Azores, took off in early darkness and rain from Legcnn air base, faltered and crashed in the sea 500 yards off shore. The only known survivor, S-Sgt. Henry B. Anderson of Tarnpa, Fla., was hospitalized in critical condition at the Azores base. Truman Given Big Welcome in Washington Washington, Nov. 5 (fl*) President Truman returned to Wash innton today and a tumultous welcome home from cheering thousands. The president's train from Independence. Mo., pulled in at 9:55 a. m. (CST) A cheer went up from the crowd surging around the station. "We want TruniGn," they chanted. .: When the train stopped Sen. At- ben Barkley. the next vice president, clambered aboard. Mr. Truman beaming proudly; came out on the platform and greeted his running mate. Members of the ' cabinet and other dignitaries hastily scrambled, aboard. Some were accommnted : by their wives. The hand shaking and congratulations went on for more than 10 minutes, while the" crowd yelled and the metropolitan police band blared away lustily. Also waiting at the platform were President. William Green of the American Federation of Labov, and Senator .J. Howard MeGrath of Rhode Island, chairman of th& Democratic national committee. Hours before the president's arrival, crowds were gathered alon^ his Pennsylvania avenue rnut^ 'rnm Union Station to .the While louse. At the station plaza there was a ursdne mob. Government, workers 1 were caused from their jobs for a couplo if hours. School children left school with notes from Daren's, or >ly played "hookey" to get in on the excitement,. There were ho'isanrls of out-of-town visitors. Washington had seen no such outtiirnitiR sinro 1945 when Frankin D. Tlooscvolt's body came horrie from Warm Springs. Ga. Then it was a silent, weeping throng. . : Tnttay it was cheering, excited. , pushing throng, eager to See and nay "tribute to the man who con-* founded pollsters and forecaster^ with the most extraordinary, single-handed political victory m American history. On the ride from Missouri, Mr, • Truman got the ncclnim accorded only a oopular idol. Crowds screamed wildly at * his»' every appearance on '• his triumph.! nt return from one-!-of history's ' action camuaisnSr the defeated. He is only -10 and few men his age have ever had such meteoric political careers. His present term as governor lasts through 1950. Although he is the- only unsuccessful candidate 1 ever re-nominated by the Republican party, is plenty of precedent if he should change his mind and toss his hat in the ring a third lime. Norman Thomas has tried six times for I hi; Socialists. Henry Clay was a presidential aspirant in almost every campaign between U-ii'A and UM;i and died unrecon- ciled to failure at "l>. William Jen- Fort Smith, Nov. 5 —f/l'i— The nings Bryan was the Democratic I presentation of the colors and gui- standard bearer three times—and'duns of the war -time Fifth was willing to take ihe draft again | Armored divisions will highlight time. (the formal reactivation of the Armored Division Reactivated at Fort Smith Perha|js il was their example that led Dewey to conclude two strikes \\ere enough. some measure a gin of leadership thai some observers haver doubted. -— tile 1 ability to inspire 1 affe-ctioii I posed as well as loyalty. Many will Ion.; remember what he said of h;s wife-, who n.'mained by his side all night as for a second time in four years his dream of being president ebbed. "She has been through tins before." he saiel. "We have won and lost at various times -- and all in good fun." Many stanue-h friends of De- find it iiiii d lo believe be carry (Hit tiie deMi'c lie cxprc? privately on several occasions •• - II i.-i l.'le ca J1 1 I )<i, i;lj - m-Vel' to fur public office again if he v, The first member of the Dewey family to express doubt on the election trend was the governor's younger son. John. l.'i. Karly TiieMiay night ihe family nc'.\sreels To make . a iiev.'S Congressional Veterans Hold Relations Key Washington. Nov. 5 — (UP) — A pair of shrewd Congressional veterans Albon W. Barkley of Kentucky and Sam Rayburn of Texas — today hold the key to President Truman's relations with th'- new Democratic Congress. The Democratic election sweep does not automatically assure har- monv between the White House and Capitol Hill. No sooner were the votes counted thnn some Southern legislators sounded a go-slow signal on civil rights. Others will buck Mr. Truman's pledges for repeal of the Tfift-Hartley Labor law, curbs on high prices and an "average man" social welfare program. That is where Vice President elect Barkley and House Speaker- designate Rayburn come in. Between them they have some 70 years of Congressional experience 1 , and their voices carry the greatest Continued on page two Three Arkcmsans Die in Auto Accidents Bv The Associated Press Highway accidents claimed Iho lives of three persons in Arkansas last iTlnirsi night. Seventy - three - year - old Will Owens of near O.sceola, Ark., was killed when struck by u truck. He stepped into the path of the vehicle near his home in the midway community. Two middle aged Stuttgart women were injured fatally in a collision near llu/eii. Mis. C. A Woodall. •);;, was Hapny but obviously humble- 1 lv over the sudden turn . of affairs^/,V that raised him in the public eve"-";' from harried executive to hero, he & asked only that the crowds "stay " with me and help me as you did on election day." At the moment the president J ls " looking forward to the vacation he" nlans at Kev West, Fla., to which he will fly Sunday after he has signed a few capers at the White 1 House and picked up some surrr- rn»r- clothes. Key -West is planning a big vie-' tory celebration when .ho lands in the afternoon after stopping oft at New Bern. N. C., to attend Baptist church services. , The celebrations on loute' to Washington indicate the extent to which the one-time Missouri farm boy has captured the public imag* (nation since his astounding win. A wildly - enthusiastic crowd iammed around the president's ori- vate cnr in Cincinnati's Union Ter* minal last night. They screamed and .yelled like bobbv soxcrs around a crooner. Grinning happily, the gray haired chief executive appeared on the platform in response to the chnnt,"We want Truman." There was nothing in all the ovations of his cnmoaign like the roar of approval that came from that audience. All along the way there had beeij ,' similar scenes — at ,'3edalln, tftt Jefferson City and St. Louis, in ' Missouri; at East St. Lotus, III., Vincenncs and other cities. toge tiler f thi 1 H-.jtel I'ioo.iuY scene n:oj e i eali maii turned im gionped the Dew ''Truman h radio blared un Jonn whistled exclaimed: "Holy gee. Fifth as a training division at camp j Chaffee this afternoon. ' About :i.OUU people are expected! visit the camp from the- Fort Smith' area to waleh the activation cere- i irionies. Following the presentation I ol the colors, tiie division will pass!'" 1 " Ml ' :i - K - °- Shupc, 53. died en in revie'.v before official v i s it or;j -j I'oiite to a Littie Hoc-k hospital. The including General Thomas T. '.'river of the olher vehicle suf- Handy, commander of the Fourth | lt ' lx ' cl "'"'«»' injuries. Army area. Major General 'Blinds- Tornadoes Kill 8 Persons in Two States New Orleans, Nov. 5 — (/P) —• ' „ . iiadoes killed at least eight per» V'«1 sons and injured at least 36 other* in the. north and central portions-ft$, Louisiana and Mississippi early to-' day. 7 Sheriff Sam Parker: of City, Miss., said a white child five Negroes were killed 'when, » tornado struck near Benton, Misa,, It) miles east of Yazoo City, in thd central portion of the state. The .sheriff said lhat the child was named White but that did not have the first name; tyoy the names of the Negroes killed.. He said he had reports of eight bit jured, several serioiisly. ' The officer described the twister ns the "worst I ever saw." He saist but intense and ros§ it. Ihe and ford 1:). Oliver, retired wartime commander of Ihe' Fifth Armored, Governor Ben Laiu-y, governor- elect Sid McMath. and General I Hubert S. Weightier, present corn- !m;.-nder of the division, j Til-- official guest will speak <lnr- jing the ceivmuni'-s. Preceding the '; reaetiv.diiin reviev.. a luncheon It (will be held at tile ijo.it officers he jrlub for invited guests. I A composite •ed birn.sell ' the Fifth Armored divisions U v. ben tv, oSsielans an'.l tile b:;nd from •.-.'-,-.! - iDmois ; Ai m\ -i\\i\ , . ., iit was narrow =, "il^," 1 !^ land descended for 15 miles, molishinfi at least 10 houses. / The injured were being treated "i at the Ya/oo City hospital. Other tornadoes struck across the middle of Catohoula parish, i ' (county) La.. about 38 mites • northwest of Natchez, Mi&i : ana " • at llipley, Miss., close to the Ten- ",. nessee line. At least one pei'SWl was killed at each place. , Sheriff Fred V. Fairbanks Hot Springs. Nov. 5 -—n;p> - -A iHarrisonburg. La., said Mrs, J, vacation in Arkansas' famous Spa i Kvansj, about 30-years old, of has been offered to President ' 1'isonburg, was killed in the Harry Truman and vice president Ihoula parish storm. He s>avd I also had reports that a Negro been killed too. but had not bft| able to verify the report. He mated lhat 25 homes were blowi* I'.-.ill _ulay for the: Vacation in Hot Springs Offered Truman iclcct Albcn BarkU-v. .The Hot Springs F.Iks Lodge last night con:;raliilalou the Democrat • ic candidates on their victory at I the j.-uils and asked them tu spend I Wccatie'iiij at Hot Springs before down ,'inq that about 15 Continued on page two

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