Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 11, 1948 · Page 8
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Page Eight HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Desperate Is Word Most Nearly Describing China's Hopeless Economic Collapse Speculation on Coming Legislation By D6WITT MACKENZIE AP- Foreign Affairs Analyst This column rarely uses the term ."desperate" in describing a silua- tioH ufceauso thtil word implies Hopelessness, but the position in China has deteriorated to a point \vhlch certainly Is crowding desperation. That unhappy land — housing close to a quarter of the globe's population—has sunk so deep In the: chaos of civil war and economic collapse that no man can predict her fate. The question of whether generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek can maintain his nationalist government and defeat the Red rebellion is a matter of anxious speculation. The Chinese Communists, having By JIM THOMASSON tittle Rock, Nov. 11 (/P).—Propos als for a positive ballot form for Arkansas elections and a registration system for voters may find strong support in the 1949 legisla- This Is based on an Associated Press Poll of members of the next geriera! assembly. a majority, however, was unwilling to state Thursday, November 11, Farmers Changed : Minds About Truman Within Few Days Woshngton, Nov. 10— Iff 1 )— Farm belt senators said today there are strong signs many farmers • who voted for President Truman made up their minds less than 10 days before the election. One Midwentern senator,' whose name cannot be used, tbld reporter that farmers feared a jiow Republican administration might "rock the boat" on farm prices. He said they were alarmed by price declines in recent weeks. . ''Many of those I talked to after the election said they were nor- mally Republicans and that they actually believed Governor Dewey was the best of the candidates," the Midwestcrner said. "But they told me they hesitated to make a change in a situation so generally favorable for them. And the price drops seemed to cast the shadow of a possible downturn, adding weight to their feeling it was better to leave things alone." There were hints from trie GOP farm bell delegation in Congress that the Republicans may. find farmers on the Democratic side until some serious reversal in far'm fortune occurs. One Jlepublican from the. wheat region went so far as to say—not, for direct quotation — that it might take an agricultural depression to McMath Predicts Highway Bonds Wil! Be Favored Joncsboro, Nov. 10 —Ml— Governor-elect Sid McMath predicted today that the 1949 Arkansas legis lature would approve his plan for issuing bonds to finance improvement of the state's highways. McMath told'east Arkansas legislators conferring with mm here that the people won't let members of the general assembly "come :y don't do something roads." put farmers back in the GOP camp. He repeated his contention that a highway program should bo the first item of business considered by the legislature. He said he would take the stump in favor of bond issues if his proposal is adopted by the legislature and submitted to the voters at a general election. "I know there's goin^ to be opposition," he said. "There always is opposition to progress. "We must work out a sound highway program. If a bond issue 'is necessary to do it, then I will • make a vigorous effort for its adoption by the people at a special election." McMath said he doubted that he would appoint a state highway di rector until the legislature acts on the highway problem. The director, he added "will be a man who can work for the entire state rather than for one section." The governor-elect termed the stale's education program the second most important matter to come before the lawmakers. He said he would ask them to take steps to equalize tax assessments in order that schools might receive more- money. v.ai'.r «•»• viw«/i ii. j, nv; tvuiiiiiiuwiairi uvu tinue their drive towards Stlchow, the last northern gateway Chiang's capital— Nanking. to Meantime the onorrac crisis has hit a new low and'one of the immediate results been a grave increase in the in views. Three others said they did not wish to go on record at this • time, cconomic^sHua- But of those 25 replies, which have further third of the 75 countfe^^there °was .".rJ;;!™™^*'? P rcfer , e hco for a registration sys- inn Th™"! foiTO a Cha " ge " V the bal0t . Answers ranged from a terse "none," to a novel suggestion by Hep. Llndell Hile, Murfreesboro,who proposed a state manager for each state election. However, there was a solid seg / ic ?=„!„« •+ mqnt of , °P' nion that 'strict compli- l~ n Z"~l'X : ""t ;""V y ., 1S ,. '."« l \ s an ee with present election laws most critical food situation m mod- would eliminate manv comnlaintV ' errr times. Ten weeks of choking g en . Howard Holthoff GoCId of Sntic 6 unbridled d 'inUa^on ^ • " P * c 6 "" s ?n«« s <£ that! Which followed have, left the ^once. gl °l P think 'that'-if .the present elec- grom center of commerce a city .of '•>•—••'- - P'."<-»I <-i<-i- clojieji shops, sporadic rice raids anostrikes. Chinese reports from Viciimmediate.-interior and tales of gang raids on surrounding vil- food ^shortage, said to be due considerable :degree to hoarding. AP Correspondent Roy Essoyan re- pom from Shanghai: ^*Rh !lta*»ll n\ ir\Ar*ir i. s" which arc being stripped -- ...*...* llluu It .nil; (JJ U&UJll yjec- UDn laws were enforced more rigidly that many-of the election evils would be eliminated. Rather than much change, I would favor greater penalties for election law Violations," , , Many of the legislators favoring a voter registration system also .,...„. ^ lv _ clcaji of edibles." Sir,goes the grim • story. Small h votfer rcci«iintrnn"~«ve7on7'"Vi^ woftder that officials in Vashltifi-'called lot cl Sinatton o^ "the poH ton are deeply concerned small; tax,, as Sen, Pat Garner.Fort Smith' wonder that there should be specu. saiS., Before the""cdera" govern IShon whether the generalissimo's ment.forces us tortake'such..aftion/' govfcrnment can triumph over the Communists. 'As 1 for Chiang, he gives the impression of having no doubts of suc- ces*s. He has called on his followers to prepare for eight more years of war against the Chinese Commu- nistSs thus tacitly admitting that it as a- long tough job but he maintains an air of confidence. He de- ciofres that peace can only be at- taiHed by destroying the .Communists* throughout the nation. Secretary of State Marshall con- Wi^d privately in Paris yesterday with China's United Nations delegation chief,, Dr. T. F. Tsiang. The future extent of American military anlT'econbmic aid to Chiang's regime is said to have been dis- Otissed American sources said the Whole qudstion of Chinese aid is being studied agalust a general background of feeling that there is not jnuch point in pouring vVater intoi- a leaking 'bucket. American delegation officials in PariS said U, S. State Department experts are seeking a plan to rec onjcile the realities of the Red military gains .with the U. S. desire to giv£' effective aid to the nationalist 'government. At the same' time William C. .Bullitt, former ambas- saddr to France and Russia, said in Washington he was leaving for China to make' a survey for the joint' congressional Economic Co- oj>bjration Association \Vatchdog committee.- He hopes to return by Chrtstmas'-with a- report of China's nead^ to meet the Communist mili- tarj* threat; '. Thus the indications are that jAifltSrica intends to pursue a pro- grfem 6faid tp China. The Chinese ~ i- — -—•>-« v*iJ uv*-uu«*.i,'ii]i.tVI>l'ClVrtlUll<r Since approval in the Nov. 2 election of constitutional amendment No. 39. authorizing a voter registration system. Governor-elect Sid McMath has said he. would recommend- setting /up a ^registration system. He.also said he-wduld ask the legislature to study elimination of the poll tax and, if it feels such action wise for the state, to submit the necessary; constitutional amendment f6r a vote in the.1950 general election. The so-called negative voting • system used.in Arkansas often has been criticized. Of the legislators suggesting changes Rep. Jesse S. Smith, Van:Buren, was the 'most positive.;. . . .. "The law should be changed to perrnit a voter to put an "X" after the name of the candidate of his choice, .Instead -of having to scratch out the names-of all those but ..the candidate of his choice" he said., . . • Several suggestions for better guarantees of secrecy of the ballot were made. Reps. Walter Young, El Doi;ado, and Glenn F. Walther, Little Rock, proposed voting machines as a solution. In his novel proposal for a state manager for each campaign. Hile also suggested a limit on expenditures and a permit from the state' manager of the campaign before anyone could make' a contribution to a candidate. He. also proposed moving the primary elections up • to mid-April and. may; and- also -favored a posi- -tive voting .system: i The only choice heard against the double primary system was that of Rep:- Charles Smith, Marion. Crit • • T .-"v •"• *'"-, *»«««co«; iiup. wnunes amiin, iviarion, Crit if a _;vital part of the con- tendon county,; who 'expressed the TTIM*. *w M rib ox l-ff-n I UJ 1.11U ^VH with Russian communism, and a is likely to bu an increasing- lyv'lmportant theatre.of operations f in |l thq Orient. It wouldn't be profitable to win .thfeicold war in Europe but lose the light m the Far East. Wallace Not Wanted by (Democrats ^Vashington, Nov. 10 — (/Pi —Henry ••&._ Wallace will find the wel- CQitie mat gone if he makes any .Jii'pV.e to return to the Democratic party, National Chairman J. llovf am McGrath said today. 'Although he did not rule out ub- S9lutely the re-eonversion of a re p.entant Wallace, McGrath told a reporter: /'So far as I am concerned. Henry Wallace has taken himself out of .the Democratic party and he can stav out." The national chairman added that the triumphant Democratic committee — its internal strife stilled by President Truman's brhashing victory at the polls "is making no gestures toward any fringe elsewhere." Wallace has made no announcc- myent of his future plans. Neither has he said what is going to happen to his Progressive- Party, which polled little more than 000,000 votes national)v. But Senator Glen Taylor of Ida ho,'Wallace's vice presidential run mate, gold a reporter opinion, that a candidate-receiving a-plurality, vote is-.entitled'to nomination. "After .ail.-the voters have had an -opportunity-to-select from the -entire field, he snid, "and as H is the- leading,'candidate- iir the' first primary is at the "mercy of.' possible; expedient trading between the candidate in second, place and the eliminated candidates." The requirement' for nomination by majority .vote, which necessitates the double primary in Arkansas, was a "sleeper" clause in a constitutional amendment adopted in 1936. Al a -subsequent general election, the voters rejected an at tempt to repeal the provision. There WJLTC two other suggestions for a curb on campaign spending. In addition to a spending limit, Rep. M. O. Ualcy, Paragould , suggested doing ''something with the candidate who pays a-ward or township worker, and also the man who accepts -the money." Rep. J. T. Wimberly, Star City, suid he had not studied the election law situation, but added parenthetically, "eliminate cost in some manner." Rep. Laud Payne, Piggott, got in a plug for Clay county, saying elec- lions there have the reputation of being honest, but thut he "support any plan which clear up the difficulty in counties." would would other Congo Population Up Brussels—(Tl'l if European . population of the Belgian Con no has "i 1'fii^f'H fcnni ')7 7tl 1 in KVin *,-, "i-j M\< raised from 27.791 in ism'to in 19-57. Seventy-five por cent of them are Belgians. During the same period, the negro population ;"uV°i "Vv,""' n"— "• •*•''"•"" ••; lias increased ID 10,700.01)0. The thinks the Progressives wil wait Congo is eighty limes larger than and see how- Mr. Iruinan delivers, Belgium, whusl- population is now on h)s campaign promises before j about B . 5 , n i]ii 0 ns deciding whether to dibband or go j -./..._ _ ahead with their movement as i right or not.They may keep him Wallace });<d pJcdyed in the last . officially listt-d as a ncinui'ral in days of the campaign. I the hope that ho will help put over •The president stole our thuii-|some of Mr. Tiuiruufs domoilic der in Die campaign,'' Taylor said, 'proposals. "He practicrilly adopteu tlit- Pro- ! Taylor said ho hasn't clumued gressive ijlallonn ;.nd bt;guii prom-ihis opposition to the adnriiii.stra- ising to carry it viil. ' | lion's foivisn jjolk-y. iii/ still ho"1 told a iol o! jK.'0])le bcforu tlie Jievef, he said, that a "touuh" jjol- eit-ctioa that Hany Truman wasjic.v in dealing willi Hus.sia t-an end .going to get ;j Joi nioje Vott-s only in war. Neilher Taylor noj' l\lcGi"ilh . - would confirm "ivports tiial \Val- pi'oin- jlace lias made peace overtui-os to the regular Democratic organiza- than most people Uiought. "Well, we are going to wait and se£ how he carries out hi Taylor said he expt-cls to support i tioii. aey "libc-ral" p/'opo.^il,^ ;\] r . Tni- (.said Uial the adiniiijstrntion nii^lit Progiv^sivs parly official afcn subiiiits to C^a.tif si-nut or. As siidi i)e ha.s tlic |.v<-iid "'allacc to Ald.st-on 1 to sc-i L-^til to vole in U.-inociatiu can-j'.vhat i : O!:l;i 'lj,t-' doiii; about iinpi'ov .CBses on such tilings ab eoinniiit'.-e iinf. i'yljtj<Vn^"bi-"(wj-i i n this ooiinti" ^sygiujifiJls and chjiii-jiiaiii-hips. |and fius.Ma. 'J'luit dn.-w a Mai tun' • tile said he Uoi-tu'l tj till.- Deiiioi-i als Two Days, Two States Cairo, III. — W— Ronnie and Lonnie Hasty, newly born twins, not only arrived on different days but in different states on opposite sides of the Mississippi River. Lon- nic was born to Mrs. L. N. Hasty in her Bell City, Mo., home before midnight. The Hastys then weil to a Cairo, 111., hospital whcr 1 Ronnie arrived more than 10 hoiii later. Hurt Like Sin!ButNowlG"ilf, Thousands change groans to grins. Us* a iliirtnrs' formula to relieve dlHComfor of piles. Sent druggists by noted Thornton & Minor Clinic. Surprising .QUICK palliative relict ot pain. Itch, irritation! Tends to so£ten, (shrink swelling. Use tlndorx' wny. Get tube Thornton S Minor's Rental Ointment or Rectal Sup] ppsitorics today. Follow label directloni) For sale at all drug stores everywhere "M HOPE AT GIBSON DRUG ! STORE WIDE You'll fmd a complete stock of fall and winter merchandise for each member of the family and for the home at Robison's. A few of the many value buys that we have are shown below. Shop at Robison's and Save OBI Merchandise that you need now and later. Pretty patterns and solids. Wrapped in quilt pattern. QUILTING COTTON Roll cotton in one seamless sheet. 2 pounds, Size 72x90. Each Double bed size in pretty colored plains. Special Size 70x80 and they are satin bound. Only Stripes^ pink, blue and white.. 36 inches wide. Hope bleaching, good heavy grade in white. Special Heavy brown sheeting at this special low price. Only All wool sweaters in coat and slip over styles. Sizes 2 to 14. Ladies Flannelette gowi .3 in solid colors and stripes. ;1fi |$fid colors of wine, blue, cjre|n all dark shades. Sizes 7]/ 2 'to 101/2 Cotton stockings of first quality mercerized cotton. Sizes 8X2 to 10. MENS A good grade, army tan color khaki suit that is full cut and sanforized shrunk. PANTS Size 29 to 42 SHIRTS Size 14J/2 to 17.. First quality nylon hose, good''fall shades. Sizes 9 to 101/2 Mens Hawkbrand These are full vest back overalls in solid blue or express stripes. Double lined hip pockets. All sizes. Boys Sizes 12 to 17 Boys Sizes 0 to 1 1 Mens Cotton Sox in solid colors, white, brown, black and grey. All sizes. Buy a supply now. Only Good grade heavy cotton knit sweat shirts. Fleece lined and colors of grey, tan and red. Heavy winter unions, Monarch brand and ecru color. Full cut. Sizes 36 to 46. Special. Winter school caps with ear flaps. Fancy colors. All sizes. Only — — — ™ ••• ••• -MW- MM ^vr- m BKMKfiir Childrens gloves that are part wool. All sizes and colors. Genuine banner wrap, elastic tops, reinforced heel and toe. Slight imperfections. Regular 55c and 75c values. Sepcial only Misses and womeris 10096 wool gloves in white, fancy knits and colors. BOYS PAJAMAS Flannelette pajamas in stripes. All sizes and only MENS JUMP Hawk Brand junipers for men. or long lengths. Only Short Mens full cut pants that are just the pants for heavy duty wear. All sizes. Ribbed stockings for children in sizes 6 to 94. Brown and tan. WE GIVE AND REDEEM EAGLE STAMPS HOPE The Leading Department Store Nashville

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