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Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ..... —Alex. H. Washburn - VFW Accomplishment Teller of Tales Roark Bradford Hope never has gotten that field- house for Winter sports and entertainment that The Star is always talking about but meanwhile the Veterans of Foreign Wars local post has done a good job. What the VFW did was to fix up the exhibit hall on the Third District Stock Show grounds so it would serve the public comfortably during the cold season. They hold dances and school events, out there, and about 300 persons were seated for dinner the night the Hope and State Chambers of Commerce used the hall for the annual award of Pasture and Balanced Farming contest prizes. It seems to me this is a practiced illustration of what Hope could do for community and trade- territory events during the Winter if we only had a real field-house. It would be a community sports and entertainment center from late Fall to early Summer, with seating capacity to make it feasible to bring college basketball teams here, and with bowling facilities on the ground floor. Football did not boom here until the community ventured to put up a stadium, and today Hope still doesn't have a Winter sports building with seating capacity equal to other southwest Arkansas towns and villages only a fraction our size. The death last week-end of Roark Bradford removes from the literary scene one of this generation's shining lights. You read many of his short stories in Collier's and the Saturday Evening Post, featuring the Little Bee Bend Plantation on Red river and the fabulous character the Widovv Duck. Greatest acclaim went to "Or Man Adam an' His Chillun," Roark's foundation work which went on the New York stage and Hollywood screen as "Green Pastures." But for most of us the short stories of the Little Bee Bend Plantation were most endearing because they were about our own Red river valley. I heard a lot about Roark Bradford the Spring of 1923 when I came out of the University of Missouri and went to El Dorado, and looking over his obituary I note that that was the year Bradford came back from the East and settled in New Orleans. He was close to many people at Camden and El Dorado, studied the rivers and the river folks all his life, and made them world famous in a career that ended abruptly at age 52. * * * General Bradley Offers Wise Prescription for Our Welfare By JAMES THRASHER After reading Gen. Omar N. Bradley's speech to the Chicago Economic Club we are convinced that General Ffeonhrwur -has n wholly worthy .successor ris chief of staff. General Bradley's military brilliance is'unquestioned. But his speech was marked bv the same clear-sighted wisdom, com- pasionate wish for peace, and understanding of the civilian's viewpoint which have made General Eisenhower the admired and trusted public figure that he is. General Bradley acknowledged that military expenditures were high and that they competed with needs of social progress. He said that it is the people and Congress, not the military, who must make the final decision on military budgets and rearmament. At the same time he expressed the sound view that one division for the prevention of war is worth a dozen divisions WEATHER FORECAST Arkansas: Showers this afternoon, partly cloudy and cooler tonight. Temperatures near freezing in northwest portion. Fair and cool Friday. 50TH YEAR: VOL. 50 — NO. 30 Star of Hope 1899; Press 1927 Consolidated January 18, 192V HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1948 (AP)—Means Associated Prtit (NEA)—Moans Nowspoper Enterprise Ass'n. PRICE 5c COPY B. D. Forsythe New Head of Hope C of C B. D. Forsythe George W. Peck, President of the Hope Chamber of Commerce, announced today that Bcrwyn D. Forsythe, Manager of the Searcy Chamber of Commerce, has accepted the position of Manager of the Hope Chamber of Commerce effective December 1 replacing Charles A. Armitage who resigned recently to go into business in Maenolia. Mr. Forsythe is a graduate of Ashtabula High School, Ashtabula, Ohio, attended Youngstown College, Ypungslown, Ohio, was employed in retail department stores in Ashtabula and Youngstown for five years and in the Mahoning National Bank at Youngstown for three years. During the war Mr. Forsythe was stationed in Newport, Arkansas where he met his wife, the former LaVerne Pearson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Spurgeon S. Pearson of Searcy. Having acquired a liking for the South, Mr. Forsythe decided to make Searcy his home and was appointee! Manager of the Chamber of Commerce April 1, 1947. He comes to Hope highly recommended by Chamber of Commerce authorities and the people of Searcy. Mr. and Mrs. Forsythe and small son will reside in the Houston Apartments on South Main Street. General Hodges to Retire January 1 New Yerk, Nov. 37 — (fp)— Gen. Courtney H. Hodges, commanding general of the First Army, will retire because of age on Jan. 31, army officials said today. Gen. Hodges, a native of Perry. Ga,, and a hero in both world wars, will be G2 on Jan. 5. Army regulators require retirment at the end of the month following a soldier's 62nd birthday. Britain Would Adopt Plan of Bernadotte By EDWARD CURTIS Paris. Nov. 18 —(/P)—Britain formally asked the United Nations today to apply the late Count Folke 3crnadotte's plan to Palestine. A British spokesman said the United States delegation took part "at an official level" in drafting this proposal. The British submitted to the 58- nation political committee a resolu- .ion following the lines of the sla'.n mediator's final report. The resolution calls for a conciliation commission of three nations to supervise the division of Palestine between Arabs and Israelis. The resolution suggested that the conciliation commission also taks over, at the request of the security council, any or all functions of the acting mediator, Ralph J. Bunche, and the present U. N. truce com- lission. The conciliation group also wou'.d appoint a technical boundaries commission to aid in outlining frontiers in Palestine "based on specific conclusions" of Count Bornadotte," and "subject to such adjustment as may promote agreement" between the Arabs and China Map Housewives Take Over Price War Indianapolis, Nov. 17 (UP)—Indianapolis housewives rushed to stores today to take advantage of a 52,000,000 "coupon war" being waged between chain grocery stores and independent proprietors. A local chain fired the first gun in the battle by mailing every metropolitan home a book of coupons worth $5.20 in trade. Most of the coupons were worth 10 cents to- for lighting a war. ward the purchase of a single item. General Bradley noted that [ Independent grocers retaliated "there is happily a vast difference ;by offering to honor the (chain's between the possibility and probab- i coupons. Or .-stocked up on the bar- ility of war." But he warned that j gain-type r '.j and waged an in- between thctri may lie a "twilight tensive caj.,:^ ' .ign to latch on to the -' ' : —-" • u; - u "--••" "• ''••" customers .oiiticcd by the chain. Another chain joined the fight by cutting its prices outright 10 cent's on all coupon items, for one week. "Why monkey with coupons?" The second chain asked in an ad- of tension" in which there is danger ot complacency if the cola war should become a "war of boredom." I; is encouraging to us to see that the general had bluntly labeled as "fools" those persons who talk of winning a war in a few days with new weapons, or who say "if war is to come, let it corne now." And it was more encouraging lo hear from a man, ho has a commanding voice in military policy, a statement of what he thinks that policy should be. We need, said General Bradley, a stable, long-range military policy no less than we need a stabli;, long-range foreign policy. It should be a policy that does not "respond to crises after they have erupted" and does not shift "every time a paper is rustled east of the Eloe. ' Foreign policy today is badly hampered by interim uncertainly. Military policy is still hampered by disagreement among the headers of our armed services, which seem to be "unified" more in name than in fact. Both situations give cause for some concern. So it is all the more reasuring to hear this clear and sane statement from the chief of staff, and to feel thai it is being urged upon our makers of top policy. The inaKers of top policy include Congress, of course, as well as Ihe executive department. And it seems likely that Congress will have the same confidence in hm that it had in his distinguished predecessors. Generals Eisjnhowjr and Marshall. If the present chief of stall' w.11 talk as convincingly to Cong: vs.-: —and through Congress to tlie poo- pic—as he did to the Economic Club of Chicago, lie will probably find strong backing for his wise prescription tor the nation tinued welfare. AREAS HELD COMMUNISTS Dulles Named Head of U. S. UN Delegation By ERNEST B. VACCARO Key West, Fla., Nov. 18—(/P)— 'resident Truman today desgnated 'ohn Foster Dulles as acting chairman of the United States delcga- ion to the United Nations in his irst official post-election cndorse- •nent of this country's bipartisan during ^the absence of Secretary of be in confer- state Marshall, who will Washington Monday for ences with Mr. Truman. —NEA Telephoto Unconfirmed reports from China said Chiang Kai-Shek's government will move to Canton (1) from Nanking (2) If Communist capture Suehow (3). Both sides claimed victories In heavy fightingv around Suehow. Communist astride the Suehow- Nanking railroad (3) were being attacked from north and from Pengpu as Nationalists fought to reopen their supply line to Suehow. The government ordered martial law extended to Tsingtao (4), site of American Naval base. Nanking, Shanghai and Suehow are already under martial law. vertisemcnt. "We'll give you coupon right over the counter.' It was estimated today that .1 .11 „. :' the -- the vnluc ot coupons floating around the city had reached $2,000,000. Harvey Hagelskamp, secretary of the Indiana Retail Grocers and meat dealers association, said the coupon plan to increase sales was given an impetus about six months ago when ample stocks of food and houschpld supplies were restored after wartime and postwar short- The proposal was placed before the committee following a debate on the Palestine situation. British delegate Hector McNeil expressed hope the full general assembly would support the Bernadotte plan. Woman Trains Juveniles to Rob Springfield, 111., Nov. 18 — (IP) — A 50 year old Springfield woman, described by police detectives as a teacher of robbery techniques to three youths, is in jail on throe charges in connection with their brief crime spree. Detective Sgts. Charles Earley and James Ippolito said Mrs. Florence Moomaw was arrested last night and charged with armed robbery, attempted robbery, and contributing to the delinquency of a r.'iinor. The three youths, in signed statements, admitted one robbery and an attempted robbery. They also are in jail and are charged with robbery and an attempted armed robbery. Mrs. Moomaw, in the presence of police and Assistant State's Attorney Keith H. Dressendorfer, signed a statement relating her connection with the throe youths. Police said Mrs. Moomaw's statement disclosed that two young unidentified girls who lived at her home—one 11 and one 14 — had lured the three youths to her home. SI- > instructed them in procedure ir. staging robberies, escapes and disposal of loot. She told them to rob women. Police seized the three youths last Monday for investigation in connection with the robbery of a woman and an attempted robbery of a second woman. Their signed statements admitted the crimes. Police identified the three as Clifford Von Wert, 23; Robert Near, 18. and Paul Black, 17. The two girls are held in the juvenile home. Police said the 11 year old girl said in her statement she had been intimate with Von Wert. He was charged witn statutory rape. He said one issue of an Indianapolis newspaper on Nov. 4 contained coupons worth a total of SI. 10. Independent grocers criticized manufacturers of products advertised on the coupons. They said the coupons might violate fair trade laws prohibiting manufacturers from favoring one outlet over another. Berlin Money Problem to Get Attention Paris, Nov. 18 —(/P)— Secretary of State Marshall summoned American financial and monetary experts today from Washington and Berlin to advise on currency aspects of the Berlin crisis. They will consult with Dr. Philip C. Jessup, U. S. deputy who handles the Berlin case for Marshall in the security council. This step was disclosed by an American delegation source .as of the currency control problem in the former German capital. The American experts are flying to Paris from the Treasury Department in Washington and from Gen. Lucius D. Clay's military government staff in Berlin. The experts' will have before them a questionnaire on the currency issue which Security Council President Juan A. Bramuglia of Argentina has sent to the Big Four nations. Bramuglia is leading a Berlin compromise effort on behalf of the council's six "neutral" nations. U. N. SecretaryTGeneral Trygve Lie also has initiated a study of the currency question by his own technicians. American sources said today their delegation has not yet received any specific request for definite information from Lie. The Soviet Union has declared it will not lift the blockade unless the Soviet mark becomes Berlin's sole currency. The Western powers agree, but insist the Soviet mark must be under adequate four- power control when it within Berlin. circulates Youth Must Have Guidance in Career Of 140,000,000 two are alike. Americans, Each differ: ability, capacity, interests, dislikes, and many other characteristics. The technical growth of industry, business, and even agriculture in the last 50 years has made tnese differences more important than ever. The average boy no longer takes over the farm or works up in Father's business. He has so-many other things to choose from that he is often confused and discouraged. It is not only a service but a duty to see that the young people of today choose wisely their future careers. An unwise choice can bring everything but happiness. A wise choice can mean a happy successful life. The guidance program of Hope High School is attempting to bring to ihe youth a better understanding of the problems which face him today. It needs active support and encouragement. Talk to "children about their future at home. They look to you for guidance and encouragement. 500 INDIANS DROWN Calcutta, India, Nov. 18 —(/P) — Reports from Bihar province said at least 500 persons drowned today when a heavily laden steamer capsized near the jetty at Patna. A sudden rush of passengers to one side caused the vessel to keel over, the reports said. The that independents charged manufacturers apparently made a special deal with a firm 'which distributes the coupon books. If so, the independents said, they may be I able to use the fair trade laws to force the inmanufaeturers to redeem the coupons on the same basis as they would for the coupon distributing firm. Five Induction Stations to Process Arkansans University Gets More Funds for Research .„, . ,.,,,,,„ ,,„,, ,,. ,,, .„. . Ilniv,.,- i.v ! A km.- ^ l7" IT- < f! ' Science and Technology nas awarded a one-year contract work on a loity-range rese program of the U. S. Navy tumee Department, Dr. \V Little Rock. Nov. 18 — iUP> — ui.-,-e . j.'ivc Arkansas induction stations t ' 1 -' 1 '- will process men under the new Selective Service, act next Monday, it was announced today by Brig. Gen. E. L. Compere, Arkansas draft director. The- stations are at Lillk- Rock. Fort Smith. Tc.xarkana. Pine Bluff' and Jonesboi'o. I From the induction centers the ' men will be sent to Camp Chaffec-i I for their preliminary training andi b',i-;ni!!i''iH to other camps. The Arkansas i|tiota is Itio Polio Victim Gives Birth to Daughter San Francisco, Nov. 17— (tV) — A young mother encased in an iron lung rested comfortably today after giving birth to a seven and a half pound daughter by caesarian section. She is Mrs. Mary Elizabeth McCormack, 24. who w.'is stricken with infantile' paralysis four months ago. Both she and the child were reported doing well at children's hospital. During the delivery, the mother was removed from the respirator. An attending physician pumped air through her paralylzed lungs for the two- hour delivery period. Doctors said they believed tu.-r condition v.'oult! improve , gradually as result of the birth 'because pri-ssure on the lungs has been removed. She and her husband. Frank. 28, a ban!; employe, credited prayer-s and faith for the successful birth. If You Desire to Talk With Friends About UN You Might Use Suggestions by Boyle By HAL BOYLE New York —(/P)— Are you aware? Are you hep to what is going on in the United Nations? Can you astonish your friends with your easy command of diplomatic terms? Do the people who used to laugh when you sat down at the piano now hold back their hoots until you try to pronounce plenipotentiary? Well, there is a way to end all that. No longer need you babble with the rabble about simple subjects like baseball, the structure of the atom, or the eternal whether about the weather. You. too, can talk about the United Nations, the most thrilling story of your times. You too. can be the life of the party as you hold your listeners spellbound with fluent word pictures of the problems and pitfalls that veset a one- world fc'ovL-jiuneiit. Understanding the United Nations as simple as A-B-C. Or, rather, it is as simple as learning cnce known in baseball as rhubarb." Bloc—A group of dissident na tions whose leader is known to tiie other side as a "bloc" head. Peace—This is wiiat all the fighting is about. The foregoing are genera! terms. U.S. to Bolster Marine Force in China; Suehow ULf* $^1 * II ^*l • Win Painted by Chiang Whether Circumstances May > Lead to Fight With Red J Troops Is Key Question li oreign policy. Dulles will be acting chairman DULLES SURPRISED BY .APPOINTMENT Paris, Nov. 18 —I;?) — John Foster Dulles was thoroughly surprised today by President Truman's appointment designating him acting chairman of the United States delegation to the United Nations. He told a reporter the bulletin from Key West was his. first word of the appointment. Dulles expressed gratification at the president's action. The president at the same time appointed Benjamin Cohen as chief United States delegate to the U. N. General Assembly in Paris to replace Republican Warren Aus- Un, who has returned to the United States because of illness. During Austin's illness, Dean Rusk, a State Department official, will serve in Cohen's place as alternate delegate. Dulles served as foreign policy Advisor to Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, GOP presidential nominee, whom Continued on Page Seven By HAROLD K. MILKS , Nanking, Nov. 18 —WT— The government claimed complete victory in the Suehow battle today. Gen. Chang Liu-Shih, official military spokesman, told his weekly press conference: "The battle for Suehow can be considered as concluded. What the Communists do now is subject to conjecture." Chang pictured the Red forces in flight. He said government troops and planes were mopping up an area extending 30 miles around Suehow. The spokesman asserted 130,000 casualties were inflicted on the Reds as against 40,000 suffered nationalists. (Even as he spoke 1,250 American Marine reinforcements prepared to rush from Guam to Tsing:ao, 225 miles northeast of Suehow, bolster the 3,600 marines at the LI. S. naval anchorage there. Shanghai reports had a Red truck column moving toward Tsingtao from Tsinan. (U. S. Senator Gcaorge W. Ma lone l.R-Nev) in Tokyo told the Associated Press he attended a secret conference in Tsingtao yesterday at which plans were discussed by representatives of Gen. Douglas Mac-Arthur and navy leaders. He said he could not discuss the plans.) Other government sources said the government won at least the opening phase of the Suehow battle against 300,000 veteran troops. This victory, they added, means Nank- Continued on Page Seven More Funds fo Local Scout Drive Here follows glossary; strictly Russian your ABC's backwards. all over again—and To help pierce the fog of phrases phrases that erupt from the War Monger — A nation that won't tell you how to make an atom bomb. Monger—One who mongs. An insane man you can't sell on the idea ho is entirely wrong and you are entirely right, Petty bourgeois—One who has three meals a day — and enjoys them. Bourgeois—One who could afford to eat four meals a day if he wanted to. Fascist obstructionist — A guy who wants to vote in private. I Trotskyite obstructionist — any Russian who left Russia except on a government expense account. Rightist obstructionist — A right- handed tro'.skyite. Leftist obstructionist -- A search fails to reveal this term exists in the Russian language of today. U. N. sessions you merely need a) Counter-revolutionary dictionary of the new diplomatic who counts revolutions, language gem-rated there. Sonnvhere lost in every group of words used by the statesmen is A man Previously reported Mrs. R. R. Cornelius C. E. Baker Haynes Bros Frank E. Russell .'..' Citizens Natl. Bank R. L. Broach Graves & Graves Charles Harrcll Hope Auto Hope Flooring & Lmbr. Co. Hope Hardware N. T. Jewell & Briant & Co. R. M. LaGrone & Co. .. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas F. McLarty, Jr. . ., Mr. & Mrs. Tom McLarty .... Stephens Gro. Co P. H. Webb P. A. Lewis Motor Co. Mhoon's Jewelry Hope Transfer Co W. O. Bcene E. W. Copeland Keith's Jewelry Carmen's Beauty Shop City Cleaners Horn Studio 1C. G. Hamilton Earl Clifton , . J. H. Mansell York Furniture Co Hotel Barlow Lewis-McLarty C. C. Lewis Opal Daniel Clifford Franks Mrs. Ira Yocum Fletcher Taylor Mrs. Snow Wynn Mrs. Roy Yar'berry Mrs. Alpha Lea Hicks Mrs. Winnie Rowland Mrs. Cue McAdams James William Morrow O. W. Woniack Charles Taylor Joe Webb H. C. Whitworth $1,655.50 1.00 8.00 ... 24.00 5.00 ... 50.00 ... 12.00 ... 24.00 G.OO 50.00 50.00 25.00 G.OO 12.00 12.00 12.00 24.00 5.00 25.00 5.00 5.00 4.00 G.OO Thompson Evans, Sr. A. L. Park Aubrey Cox Tho.s. L. Morton Dewey Camp Arl Ward Garage . H. B. Barr Total 2.00 ... 10.00 2.50 0.00 12.00 1.00 ... l.i.OO If).00 2.VGQ V.ftO (i.OO 12.(iO 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 i.oo 1.00 .so fi (10 6 00 3.00 1.00 1 CO 2.00 i'.OO 5.00 $2,179.bO By ELTON C. FAY Washington, Nov. 18 —(/Ft — The Jnited States, bolstering its rfla-' ine force in China, left open to* ;ay the question of whether "cir» ^umstances" might lead to armed, conflict with Communist troops. The navy said 1,250 leathernecks' vill sail from Guam next Tuesday o reinforce the 3600-man marine arrison at Tsingtao. This force, said the navy in add- ng details to a surprise news con-' erence announcement by tary of Defense "Forrestal, assist in the orderly evacuation oJ United States nationals through he port of Tsingtao." Forrestal was asked by reporters whether the marines will fight f the Communist Armies attack Tsingtao. That, replied Forres'al, 13 a matter for the State Department to decide. At the State Department, Press Officer Michael J. McDermott AFL Votes to Stay in Politics Cincinnati, Nov. IB — (IP) — The American Federation of Labor has entered politics on a permanent basis. Delegates to the federation's 67th annual convention voted yesterday to collect 10 cents from each of its nearly 7,500,000 members to finance a propaganda and education drive of "Labor's league for political education." The delegates acted as league 'members because Taft-Hartlcy act forbids direct contributions. The drive, with $750,000 working capital, will be centered in the nation's 110,000 polling .precincts during the next 14 months. The move was approved unanimously after Secretary-Treasurer George Meany told the delegates that 172 league-backed candidates had been elected to the House of Representatives, Nov. 2, and 106 classed as "unfriendly" were defeated. Meany said it was "a tremendous victory" and the "tide of reaction has been decisively turned." He cautioned, however, that "wo should not become overconfident xxx and forget our political responsibilities." A new move for merger wi^h the CIO was approved. A report of (he convention organization commUte.1 proposed that the door not cnly should be opened to the CIO but the AFL "should now reach out and grasp them by the hand and urge them to come back in'.o the AFL." The CIO was AFL unions in 1930. formed by Cyrus S. Ching, federal coiicil'u- tion director, in a speech pleaded for use of strikes only as a last resort. He said strikes should be used to "persuade an employer to settle, not to bring the public to its knees." Resident of Okay Dies Wednesday Dr. L M. Lile Well, Back at Work Residents of Hope and surrounding territory will be pleased to learn that Dr. L. M. Lile is home, completely recovered and back at work. The Doctor has been in Louisville, Ky. undergoing treatment. Negro Masons to Hold District Session Here Fascist—A noii-ConiiiHiiiist. _..^.. Monarcho-Fascist-—A non-Coin-1 aged t>5." resident" of ~6kay "for"V6 immist with a royal /lush. a meaning-something someone is, Devuu'ionUt" - - "A " mail whol^She trying to say. The words only need • couldn't swallow communism all: James I M ;' ; '-,._ UaehL ' ! , ColK l rt -'l l . Freeman, j A Regional Meeting of Section Five (5), Extra Session of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Free and Accented Masons died yesterday. survived by two RITA CONTINUES TRIP A 1 f< ' to . i,,, jto be translated to be understood.; at one gulp. |So herewith is presented a :-los- ' National devjalioni.st -- sary ol the more common phases islav hotfoot. employed at the United Nations Ri^htim Nationalist deviatioriist . .which should make its debates —The politburo still hasn't figured Mexico City. Nuv. 1,: - -i.-l'i—Rna i crystal clear to everybody: i out anyone mean enough to call jHryworl'n anj Al.v Khan, her com-] Truce -- Something which isjthis. men ipanion on a visit here, left today jstranger than friction. | Imperialist—'Anyone who objects Dearc-mber . in plane (1'Hnht 5(j.">i for Havana, j Sovereignty- -A thing every na- to Russian expansion, ompore said. . With them went Miss Hay worth's j lion thinks every other nation cx-j Capitalist imperialist— the ember group j secretary. The Hollywood actress' cept itself ought to give- up. Uarne. in spades' passed tni-ir pnysical exami-iwas booked as "Margarita Cansii'ioj Veto- A device with five hsu-.iles | Capitalist exploiter — A popcorn iven 21 days or more'de Welles." The plane look off at for gt-ttin'-t rid of hot potatoes • .stand owner who butters his Jack Freeman sons, of of the Arkansas jurisdiction, School at !) a.m. All Prince Hall Masons are vited, A. R. McKinley, W.M. and '' • ' nations and i- b. I'ure being nnliiied I pun lui inunction. C.ST 3:00 ,: due L'ST. injv.ilhoul loss of dignity. I Negotiations—A type. ;durl confer- i chine. oil in the rna- ;M. Worth. Tex., two daughters, convene with Keystone Lodge No. Yugo-IMrs. Harold Dos.sey and Mrs. ! 43, Hope, Arkansas. Saturday. Merle Sanders of Mineral Springs; November 20, at Yerger High four sisters. Mrs. Ida .Scoggins and Mrs. Alice Stoelman of Ontario, Calif.. Mrs. Delie Johnson of McAllister. Okla., ami Mrs. Johnie Porter of Ft. Smith. Funeral services were to be held at Okay Baptist Church at 2:.'ilJ today with burial in Nashville. Pallbearers: M. Sanders, C'hai'ley . , Garner. Jot- Harris, C'liailey Me- Clary and Willard W,liters. T. A. Hamilton, nounced. Secretary, au- FONES HEAD DIES Little .Rock. Nov. 18 —• (,-Vi— Henry H. Tucker, CO, president of Fanes Brothers Hardware Company, died t'l Look this position: "The answer is that it all depends on circumstances and there is no answer now. I don't know what the answer will be. I can't pretend to say now what they vvlU do in certain circumstances." On the basis of information available here, the circumstances at this time are these: 1. Tsingtao, Yellow Sea port ot the base of the Shantung penin-i sula, is close to Communist-controlled areas—so close that the water supply for the city is within Communist-held territory. Some experts believe that the Communists can take the city any time they choose, without much opposition from Nationalist .forces. 2. In the Shanghai-Nanking areas there are about 3,050 Americans. Continued on Page Seven Farm Bureau Elects New Officers Ury McKenzie of Shover Springs as elected at .yesterday's annaal 1 '*'' was elected at .yesterday's annaal meeting at Fair park to head che' * Hempstead County Farm, Bureau < for. 1940. Mr. McKenzie replays ' ''' T. A. Cornelius o£ Route 4, Hope, Who has headed the group the past four years. This meeting of Farm Bureau was attended by 77 tor- sons representing all areas of the county. Resolutions were passed which ' will form the .working basis for the 1940 Hempstead County Pr6- gram. These resolutions will be •' carried by Hempstead County del-, egation to State Convention whlc will be held next Monday and Tltes day in Little Rock, * Among the resolutions passed was one urging that a health pjan be worked up at the earliest date possible to replace the one termna- tcd a few days ago. Another important consideration of the group vvas the endorsement of the National program as set out by Jie" American Farm Bureau Federation which includes prices suppo 'ts, surplus control, educational opt or- tunities and other provisions wfc.ch tend to assure the farmei and ha country as a whole the most posil sible from such necessary coopers/' tion. The group also pledged then 1 ' support to programs for improving rural roads, adequate feed and 3er-, tilizer inspection and off-the-hl^h,-' way tax refund be made for ,gasoline used on the farms in troc- tors. Elected to assist Mr. McKenzie 4 in directing the affairs of the grou pwas W. M. Fraziei of ington who was designated as vico-''S president; Ivan Bright of Ro«:ky /9 Mound as secretary; and William'* fe Schooley of North Hope as tr$38*-s*v urer. The board of directors dei:ie» « nated were Garland Kidd of Spr-rigr 3 Hill, Monroe Kent of PafcnpsTT Brooks Shults of Fulton, Andrew »*"« Avery of Baird's Chapel, Slorrtsji ;'£ Goodlett of Ozan and past pr^sfe * ' "§ dent, T. A. Cornelius of Hope., '*-' Hope,, Marshall and Lunch prepared by Beck, Garland Kidd Schooley supplemented by ^ ages from the homes of those itv attendance was served at noon,' The group extends thanks , to • City of Hope and Livestock Shw Association for the use of the P.X- hibit hull, to the Arkansas Lovis* iana Gas Company for special ek forts in making the gas avaUajl% to heat the building, to Ohe's I" for chocolate milk, to Jack chard and Lagrone Williams' of V.F.W. for their assistance ?n.d, equipment and to any others \vhq assisted. here yesterday. Funeral will be held here. Frirlav. services Young Democrats to Hold Victory Dinner Dec. 1 James Pilkinton. Ed Lester, McMath of Hope have been setee-le<J to handle the distribution of tlcl^ts » alloted to Hempstead County to/V,3 attend the ''Victory DipriorA*, '! ("Moist Your State Officials"! sroft* *" sored by the Young Uemocj, Ukj Clubs of Arkansas to, oe heiti af f^-* 1 Marion Hotel Banquet Room, atx 4 ?^ p.m. in Little Rock on Dececn&ey'.. I

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