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'*'.< Buy Your Community Concert Membership This Week-There Will Be No Ticket Sale at the Door. Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn . Madame Chiang May Explain But Not Convince On the social side America frc- . qucntly finds herself vulnerable to picas for financial aid abroad simply because they arc presented by gracious women of high birth and world-wide acquaintanceship. Queen Marie used to come over here in prewar clays to "window dress" applications for American loans to Romania. I don't kbow that she had special success—but if she didn't it was only because great sections of American public opinion suddenly resorted to native caution in considering sticking out ' our neck for so ill-favored a nlacc as the Balkans. Today we have a much most famous visitor, Madame Chiaiif Kai- shek, socking help for her husband as his armies and his government crumble before the Communist horde that is pouring out of the But Madame Chiang has been here before. And we have given help to her China not once but many limes. We helped when China was fighting the Japanese single-handedly. And we helped :after the U.S.-Japanese war, when Chiang Kai-shek was still striving to end the civil conflict in his own country—about 2 billion dollars' worth. Now the madame is back again, and best advices are she wants 5 billion dollars and a top-flight American general to direct China's war against the Reds. History has a name for beautiful, talented women who interest themselves in the business of international finance and war. Individ- , ually, they were called Cleopatra Catherine the Great, and Elizabeth of England, to mention the most famous. Some of them were good, but most of them, to say the least', carried a one-way trade—for their own country, their own interests, and with no regard whatever for other countries and peoples. Their collective name down through history has been perfumed with the aroma of Disaster. America is going to toil Madame Chiang Kai-shek "No." We will say it as graciously as we can—but it will still be "No." For Chiang Kai-shek and the old regime have had their chance to find peace in China, and the verdict of a decade and a half of fighting is failure. This is no special reflection on the rnaclam^'s husband. China defied democratic organization before his day. And for thousands of years China has been quite successful in letting herself be conquered—and then swallowing up the conquerors. What is likely to bo the Amcr- ican position on China? 1C we can't help Chiang we certainly won't help his opponents, the Russian-allied Chinese Reds. But we don't have to make a choice. We already have a powerful bastion in the Far East —American-occupied Japan, where Douglas MacArthur is in u position to hold Russian conquest in check. That is DE far as we can go. And that's as far as we will ever go—until the Chinese resolve some of their private difficulties and manage to present a single governmental face to the world. * * * U. S. Should Clarify Palestine Stand, Lend in Settlinci War By JAMES THRASHER It i.s almost a year since the UN General Assembly voted the partition of Palestine and gave the new state of Israel its start in life. But the initial blessing lias been followed by some rather odd treatment in the ensuing months. The Arabs started the Palestine war as much in defiance of the UN decision as of the Jews. The UN made no move to assemble a police force, but rather left it up to Israel to enforce its order. Yet Israel lias not been permitted to buy arms from the United States, whose support of partition was largely responsible lur the UN's favorable action. Last month Egyptian troops broke the latest truce by firing on convoys carrying supplies to Jewish settlements in the Negeb desert. The Jews fought, back and succeeded in winning considerable territory, including the historic city of Bet.-rsheba. Britain reacted to this by proposing that the UN impose sanctions against Israel. The latest example of odd treatment was the proposal of acting UN Mediator Bunche that Israel withdraw its forces from Ihe Negeb to the lines of Oct. 14, If the UN's decision of last November means anything, then Egyptian troops have no business in the Negcb. They have invaded territory assigned to Israel. Yet the rnood ot some of the UN's leading powers seems to be one of conciliation toward the aggressors. Britain, at least, is openly currying the favor of the defiant Arab states. And there is support for the British stand— even, until recently, from the United States. Quite obviously the British government i.-; anxious to stay in the eastern Mediterranean area and protect its oil lines there. But it Continued on page two Bugs Bunny Warns: 50TH YEAR: VOL. 50 — NO. 40 biar of Hope 1899; Press 1927 Cnosnlirloted January 18. WEATHER FORECAST Arkansas: Fair this afternoon, tonight. Not quite so cold tonight Thursday cloudy, warmer in the east, south. HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1948 (AP)—Mconi Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. PRICE 5c COPY Chinese Capital . Nanking, Dec. 1 — IIP) Two Nationalist army groups were reported today desperately trying to establish a new defense line to save this jittery capital from advancing Chinese Communists. Diplomats expect to hear from the government perhaps within 24 hours—that Nanking is no longer safe for them. Despite government denials, it was learned reliably such a warning is being pro- pared. These developments came as the government abruptly cut its air link with isolated Suchow some 200 miles northwest of Nanking and deployed its forces for a battle to save the nation's capital city. A new defense line was reported under construction on the southern bank of the Huai river, athwart the approaches to the lower Yangtze valley and 100 miles northwest of Nanking. The line is anchored to Pencpu, en the rail line midway between Nanking and Suchow, and is being manned by the bulk of some 85.000 troops in the sixth and eighth army groups. UN Not Likely Magnolia Woman in Wreck at Hornan Succumbs By The Associated Press Arkansas highway traffic loll for 1948 now stands at 304. T%vo persons died yesterday as a result of automobi!? accidents. John C. Wyatt, 69, Hot Springs, was injured fatally near the Hot Springs Country Club when struck by an automobile. Mrs. C. C. Taylor, 56 Magnolia, died at a Texarkana hospital yesterday from injuries received in an accident near Homan, Ark., last Friday. She was the second person to meet death in the collision. Draft Slash One SHOPPING DAVS TO CHRISTMAS Santy Glaus is giving all his reindeers umbrellers fer Christmas. Why? To keep .'em out of the rein, dearl Paris. Dec. 1 — (If)— The chanca of reaching a vote tomorrow on Israel's application for U. N. membership faded today. The French cabinet discussed how France will vote but reached no decision. France appeared to hold the deciding vote on the 11- mition security council where f-ev- en votes are needed. Six favoring votes seem assured along with one opposing and three abstaining Foreign Minister Robert S^human told the cabinet the council should defer voting on Israel until the U. N. assembly political committee decides Palestine question:;. The United States had the prospect of no eligible delegate or deputy ready for the council meeting on Israel tomorrow. Philip C. Jessup. only delegate in Paris who may sit regularly in the council |for the U. S., is ill witlh influenza. Russia accused Britain in the political committee of trying to build Trans-Jordan into a powerful Middle East puppet at the expense of Israel. Dean Rusk of the U. S. endorsed the twice-revised British draft resolution to create a Palestine conciliation commission which calls for "certain modification" in borders of the partitioned country. Rusk said the new British plan is a "substantial step toward settlement' of the long Palestine struggle. Arab delegates and an Israeli .spokesman attacked the plan again. The security council is scheduled to consider Israel's bid for membership tomorrow. The United Slates, Russia, the Ukraine, Argentina, Canada and I Colombia arc ail regarded as pretty sure to back the bid. Chinese Feel Not to Save Nation By MILES W. VAUGHN Nanking. Dec. 1 — (UP) — Clainese leaders believe the plight of their nation is desperate, but that it is not too late to turn the tide against communism. They think the appointment of an outstanding American military leader, such as Gen. Douglas MacArthur, as supreme adviser to the Chinese Nationalist armies, would be an Hth hour move that could save all Asia from Red domination. These are the impressions received by this correspondent in a long conversation today with Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. The generalissimo received me in the study of his official residence in the compound of the national defense ministry, which sprawls over some 10 blocks within the walled city of Nanking. Calm and poised although a major Communist force is only about 100 miles from Nanking and other smaller forces are nearer. Chiang made clear at the outset that this was not a formal interview, but a personal conversation granted me because of our long acquaintance. He regrelteri. he said, that he eoulld not slate his viewpoint (or quotation. But he said ho considered h would be improper for him to appear to be carrying on at this time a publicity campaign to influence American or other opinion. It was possible, however, to draw those conclusion from our conversation, from discussions 1 have had with other hi a h Nationalist sources and from rny experience in covering or directing coverage for liie United Press of the Nationalist resolution since ils inception in 1924. 1. Chinese loaders believe the present .situation probably ;s the ",r;ivest this coi'ntiy has Continued on page two Military Funds Washington, Dec. 1 —(UP) Defense officials said today the draft cutback is only the first of several economy moves necessitated by President Truman's ceiling on military spending. They expressed belief that the $15,000,000,000 budget set by the president is some $3,000,000,000 short of the amount needed to back up the nation's stop-communism foreign policy. Fnr lark of funds, the January draft call was cut in half to 10,000 men. The February call, previously expected to' be 30,000, will be only 5,000. * High-ranking officers point out that the new budget will actually amount to only $14,400,000,000. The , remaining $600,000,000, they said, is j earmarked for stockpiling strategic raw materials. I These sources said this is what the $14,40.000,000 budget will buy: Air force: 51 enlarged air groups instead of the present 57 or the 70 the air force contends are necessary to provide the nation with air security. Arm}': Six divisions in battle readiness backed up by six national guard divisions, instead of the 12 combat ready regulalrs and six national guard units planned Navy: 770 naval craft including only 12 fleet carriers, .278 combat ships and 480 other types. Only 8,000 combat planes instead of 14,500. One super-carrier. Defense officials feel' they need at lelast a $17,600.000, 000 budget Even that, they said, would not give them everything they would like to have. Contrary to Mr. Truman, they don't believe such spending would put too great a strain on the civilian economy. A $17,600,000,000 budget, they said, would provide: Air force 70 enlarged air groups including six groups of B- 36's, 20 group of B 29's backed up by later type jet fighters. Army — Twelve regular army divisions backed up by six national guard division. This would provide or six mobilel divisions, one armored, and one airborne. Navy — Nine hundred naval craft including 16 fleet carrriers, 404 combat ships and 480 other types. Approximately 12,000 fleet planes. Loses Ring at Opera —NEA Tclcphoto Mrs. Harmon Spencer Augusts, socialite wife of a New York stock-broker points to the finger from which, she reported to police she lost a $22,000 diamond and platinum ring at the opening of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. 60 Federal Agencies Included in Proposed Shakeup That * 6 Would Save Money Annually Washington, Dec. 1 — (/P) — A proposed rearrangement of 60 fed- that the 6 agencies be telescoped eral agencies which may save the government $3,000,000,000 annually had the approval of President Truman today. The plan was recommended by former President Herbert Hoover, j who heads a bi-partisan commission which will recommend changes in the executive branch of the government to the next session of Congress. •••-;''»••—-»•>»- >••--.-,-- v. Hoover estimated that the proposed regroupings could save the government as much as $3,000,000,000 a year. He made known Mr. Truman's approval after a 45 minute conference at the White House. Hoover also announced an aim to increase federal salaries, especially in the top brackets, but did not say whether the president had okayed it. into a single administration. Husband Held for Poison "The government is losing its most skilled men in the upper brackets to industry," Hoover told Walnut Ridge, Dec. 1 —(/P)—Aimer Holder, 40, o.f Walnut Ridge, 'has been held ta- the Lawrence county grand jury in connection with the poison death of his wife, Holder was released on $5,000 bond after a preliminary examination before coroner's jury. The grand jury will meet Tuesday. ..Mrs. Holder died in a Walnut Ridge hospital Monday night. An examination disclosed death was due to arsenic poisoning, Prosecutor Millard- Hardin said. Hardin said Mrs. Holder told him her husband had given her a Continued Farm Prosperity Seen by Government Washington, Dec. 1 —Or)— The government staked more chips on continued prosperity today, asking farmers to produce extra poultry, milk, vegetables, sheep and lambs next year. Anticipating "continued high consumer demands," the agriculture department announced these 1949 goals: Poultry 35,100,000 turkeys and 700,000,000 young chickens — a 1 per cent increase. It suggested, however, that this year's estimated total of 425,000,000 laying hens be cut by 200,00,000. That would give each person an average of 370 eggs—instead of 380 — during the year, and about four pounds of turkey and 23.5 pounds of chicken. Milk—A three per cent boost to , 120,000,000,000 pounds. The depart-1 ment didn't say what that amounts 1 to per person, but it did give a por-cow figure better than this year's record 5,000-pound average. Vegetables — With acreage increased to 717,850, the department suggested five per cent more lima beans, sweet corn and cucumbers; 7 per cent more snap beans; 12 four per cent more beets and per cent more sweet potatoes; four per cent more beets and watermelons and two per cent more tomatoes. Goals for peas, peppers, cabbage, carrots, cauli- llower and spinach will be the same as this year's, but a cut was advised on lettuce, celery, cantc- oupcs, honey-dews and onions. Sheep and lambs—the addition of at least 2,000.000 to this year's flock of 28,500,000. The department already has called for a 17 per cent boost in the 1949 spring pig crop—to insure more pork chops for next fall and winter. Since consumption of farm products tends to rise and fall with business and employment conditions, the call for increases was taken as a favorabale straw in the economic wind. From this year's record production, the department said, Americans have had 14 por cent more to eat then in pre-war years, while breaking all marks in the amount of food sent overseas. During the crop year ended last July L this country, exported.,;1{V 347,000 long tons of food, mostly grain, topping the previous year's record by 187,000 tons. But because of the huge wheat and potato production, the department has asked farmers to cut down next year's plainting to prevent market-glutting surpluses. To get help for the tasks ahead, 'thousands" of farmers, meanwhile, were reported offering homes and jobs to displaced Europeans being brought to this country. DirectsChoir Harold V. Ayery Harold V Avcry, director of the Belhaven College Choir of Jackson, Miss. The singers will appear n a Christmas concert at the First Presbyterian Church of Hope on Friday evening, December 3. The public is cordially invited to the program. reporters. "Payment in the top |class of liquid "the clocior said, for scale has just got to be increased i if this government is going to func- • tion." There was some confusion over the federal agencies. Reporters first understood him to say the commission would recommend amzer, Frank Noyes, Succumbs Washington, Dec. 1 — (/p) — Frank B. Noyes. 85, one of America's pioneer newspaper leaders died today. Noyes, who helped organize the present Associated Press and served 38 years as its first pcsi- dent, had been in failing health fi5r some time. But until last winter he had taken an active hand in the management of the Washington Evening Star, as its president and chairman of the board of directors. A practicing journalist for more than 60 years, Noyes actually began his newspaper career at the age of six — selling extras upon President Grant's first inauguration. The years that followed saw him rise to the top in the Washington and Chicago newspaper fields, with national prominence resulting from his contributions to the Associated Press. When Noyos retired as AP president in 1938, he was reeleeied by acclamation to the board or directors, on which he continued active service until April 21. 1947. Robert McLean of the Philadelphia Kvoninu Bulletin, who succeeded Noyos as AP president, said his manifold services to the organization "will remain as the greatest contribution by an individual to newspapers." Noyes died at his residence here at 12:40 a. in. iCSTi. Funeral services have not been announced. His wife, the; former Janet Thruston Newbuld. died in 1942. and their three children. Newbold Noyes, Mrs. Kdward H. Hart and Mrs. Ethel Noyes Lewis, also are dead. The; following grandchildren survive: Newbold Noyos. Jr.. Crosby S. Noyes. Thomas E. Noyes, Janet Hart Golden. Ann Hurt and Will- molt Lewis, Jr. Temperature Again Down to 26 Degrees For the .second slrau'ht niuhl the temperature went clown to a seasonal low of 2(i clr'jrees in this .section tlio Kxheriniciii Siatioii re- po:!ed. lli.",h fn'r Ihr day -.Vcis IHJ degrees. , you to take," shortb' before 'she became ill Monday. Holder testified when he returned home after an absence his wife had an empty glass in her hand. She collapsed shortly afterward, he. said. Besides her husband Mrs. Holder is survived by five children. Courage and Loyalty Proves the Dog a Better Friend to By GEORGE TUCKER (For Hal Boyle, who is ill) New York, — (/P) — There are those who say dogs came to their present position in society through hand-licking and flattery! This is a wicked lie. The literature of clogs is loaded with actions of courage and loyalty, and history proves them closer to man than any other animal. Dogs give him companionship and devotion. They wear their hearts in their eyes. They accept constant neglect without' recrimination. I wish I could explain how dogs got that way ... Once I new a red terrier who followed his master into suicide. He jumped off a building. There was a .setter whose heart broke, and he died, when the man who owned him never came home from a duck hunt. Ever hear of a cow grieving to death'.' Five years ago in Sicily a do;.'. named Chips, a mongrel in the army's K-9 corps, won a silver star by rapturins an enemy ma- chincgun nest. He leaped ior the gunner's throat, and the gunner, suddenly very white, surrendered. Three others threw up their hands. Chips, part husky, shepherd and collie, was wounded. A general recommend Chips for the distinguished service cross; for ••courageous action in single-handedly eliminating a dangerous machine- HUH nest and causing the surrender of ils crew.' ' After that, the war department said medals couldn't be given to dogs. But Chips Hot his. They riveted it to his collar, later, who.': eight other K-!)s were killed in the South west Pacific, the army po-i- hr.mously awarded them c-oniii- cates "for outstanding performance of duly." There art.- ciogs like Chip;-: "V-'r 1 -'where. and like the red terrier who committed .suicide, and the setter who died of a broken heart. Their lives are a naming story hi ihv da i ly i i>-w.spa pors. Having risen from the status of a bea.sl of the field, without ai.v rights, dog.- now legally paitake ul many o They oai courts anil t in the- recent !$£ | "Scout," who was tried, convicted i and executed tor biting people. I It was the British who gave first renoj'.nilion to (toys as personal propei ly. In a moving conimoutary. Blackstone, patron saint of law students, found: "As to those animals which do not serve for food, and which therefore tin: law holds to have no intrinsic value, as dog:; of all soils, and other creatures kept for whim or pleasure. . . Ve-iy high pecuniary penalties of a long imprisonment and whipping may be inflicted by two justice.; of the ! peace.- on such as steal, or know- liugly harbor a stolen dog, or have- in their custody the skin uf a dog that has boon slolon.' 1 The) e- are no laws affecting dogs in the United Stales, but most I states have passed specific laws ! for ilvir protection. Mistreatment of dogs everywhere i:; punishable i ijy uupriMjiiinoiii and fines. Only j recently a man in New York was (sent to jail lor l;iO flays lor torlur- jing a dog. ! The- :.U[-!e:::o court ol Georgia (lia.s noted: j "The do-, h;ib li'.urcd very e.xlen- jsively in the past and present. In •'mythology, a:-: (.'cioerus. he was : intrusted with watching the gates (of hell, and he seems, to have per- jtormed hi.- duties .so well that I there wore bi.il low e.-capes. In I the history of liio part, lie was j used extensively for' hunting pur- jj'oscs. as tin.- guardians of persons jand properly, aini as a pet and companion . . . Sometimes lie is [ greatly pr:-,i.-.e (. and at others greatIv abused. . . Few men have jdos'-n e-.l. aini i..--,'.• u.c': -..on, higher •praisv in a:: e;ii:ai,d than tiio' lol 'lowing, winch v, :•., wiitlen oy Lord : Byron in regard lo hi.-; dead newIfni'milimil: '"Near thi.--. spot are deposited the remain.-, of one v. ho possessed Oe.mty utlhoul vanity, strength wnhoi.il violence, courage- without . li-.-ucily. in:ii all Ihe viitucs of ; m;-n v.ilho i !...• vici-.. This praise, v.i.u-n •.'.>,;;!•.! ije ui.meaning flat- t'-r.. ii ms.e: .'•., ,i o\ i-r human ..•Mie.s. i:: Ua a jui.t iribiUe lo the memo. ;. uf i)i..,; : •,-.-a:n. a dog Porn ul -'•<'.-•-. I...i:i'!l;.i.-I .May !i. i;,o::. and 'i.-'.i a' '. !• .'. .-:.t.-::U .V/'jey. NnVem- First Lady of China in Washington Washington, Dee. 1 — (7P)— Madame Chiang Kai-shek, first lady of China, arrived today to seek new American banking for China's hard-pressed Nationalist government. The Chinese first lady was met at the airport by Mrs.'George C. Marshall, wife of the secretary of state. Madame Chiang arrived at 9 a. m. iC'ST) from San Francisco aboard President Truman's former personal plane, the Sacred Cow. Top American administration officials were missing. The state department sent Walter Butterworth, chief of its office of far eastern affairs. Madame Chiang left immediately with Mrs. Marshall for the Marshall home at nearby Leesburg, Va., without a word to reporters on her unofficial mission or any other subject. She will be Mrs. Marshall's guest Continued on page two Funeral for Fulton So!dier Saturday Funeral services for I'vt. Malcolm A. Akin, son of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Akin of Fulton who was killed in action October 10, 1S1-H, will be bold at 2 p.m. Saturday, Do-comber H, ;it Hernilon Cornelius Funeral Home Chapel. Pallbearers will be members of the American Legion and Veterans ot Foreign Wars. l j vl. Akin wa;s a native of Fullon and was killed in action in France. Besides his parents he is .survived by a brother. James Kd of Fulton, four .sisters, Josephine and Dorothy, Mrs. W. Grisham and Mrs. Maitu- Green, all of Fulton. York Furniture Co. to Open Crossett Store York Furniture Co. today announced the opening of a new :UVe I at C'l-osM-tt. Aik. Saturday. Deccm* ber -1. The Company is planning a forma! affair and will give away many 1 item:; absolutely tree lo tir:,l day visiu.is. Ite.sidenl.s of this area an- ur;;ccl to visit the now store when they are in Ciobiell. Little Rock, Dec. 1 -—-(.'I 1 )-- A record number of workers were paid record wages in Arkansas last April, May and June, the employment security division reported today. The report, based on employment covered by the security division only, said 224.244 workers received $108,011,059. Never before has either total been reached in any year's second quarter. Excluded arc domestic servants, government workers, employes of non-profit and religious organizations, the self-employed, agricultural workers and employes covered by the railroad retirement act. In the second quarter of last year 210,6213 covered workers received a fotai of ¥00,3ur,141. ' " :"' , PuJaski county led in the period covered in today's report. It hud 42,721 covered employes and a total of $22,183,891 in wages. Second place Sebastian county had' a total payroll of $0,005,193 with 4,811 workers. Union county was listed as third with 10,719 covered employees and $G, 196,744 payroll. Other lelading counties were reported as follows with the total industrial employment and the payroll figure for the second quarter ot this year: Garland 9,180 employed; $3,052,-• 465. Jefferson 7,100 employed; S3,- 1 172,471 payroll. Ouachita 0,279 employed; $3,507,842. Mississippi county moved up into seventh place over Washington county wiui 5,751 employed and $2,595,1)57 payroll. Washington had 5,320 employed; $1,943,933 payroll. Other counties with number of workers and total payroll for April- June, 1948, included: Arkansas 2,-101 and .$1,072,0110; Clark 2,554 and $953,619; Columbia 3,9fl<) and $l,!il8.67:i; Craighead 4,17!) and $1,7li3,tMI); Crawford 1,482 and .$443,377; Falkncr 1,350 and $507,11)2; Greene 2,032 and $70(1,1(14 Hempstead 2,383 and S!)5i!,(i2(J; Hot Spring 2,771 and $1 34-11.0; ieullM;ir,d(in •lii.s'hrcmE fi Phillips 4,C(!4 and 82,157,835; Pope 2,101 and'$092,2-10; Sevier 801 ana ;'p2U 1,171; White 2,205 and $808,040. Communists Take Control of B |o ft** B B II ' erlin City Hall Berlin, Dec. 1 —(/T)—Communists took over complete control today of the Berlin city hall, which lies in the Soviet sector. Russian-controlled German police barred the acting mayor ot the legally elected anti-Communist government of Berlin from his of- ticc in the city hall. This display of force followed up the putsch yesterday in which Berlin Communists named their own. rump city administration. The acting mayor is Ferdinand Friedcnsburg, a Christian Democrat. Five officers of the Russian- controlled police stopped him at the door when he sought to entei' his office at the city hall. Communist Friedrich Ebert, whom the Communists "elected" mayor unanimously in their controlled convention yesterday, later entered for conferences with his chief of the city economics department, Karl Maron. < The division of the city prompted, some German anti-Cwnmumst loaders to renew a demand that the United States, Britain and France make the Western mark the sole legal money for Western Berlin. Those backing this idea include Chairman Carl Schwennicke of the rightist liberal Democrats; Kurt Li'.ndsberi;. parliamentary chief p£ the conservative Christian Democrats and Socialist Assemblyman Krnst Hehv/.elmann. Both Western marks and Soviet- sponsored marks circulate now in the Western sectors on Berlin. The- Western powers have hesitated to go all out with Western marks here while the possibility remained for a United Nations solution Of the dual currency problem. The police in the Russian s,eotor arc headed by Moscow-trained Paul Markgrafn who has refused, ' to accept his dismissal ordered by the aini-Comniunist government.* j Frcdensburg and a few other I elected officials had retained offices in the city hall after iMOtous Communist demonstrators had driven the anti-Communist city ns\ sembly and most other officials to Western Berlin, which is occupied )jy the.- Urn Hod .'States, Britain and France. - •- ••.'•' " •>/! Fricdensburg's aim was to main.-' tain at least tnc symbol of a central administration for this divided city as long as possible. Now the Communists apparently are putting a halt even to thai fiction and taking over in force. They worked fast throughout, the building, A carpenter began removing signs from the doors on the' offices of the acting mayor and other anti- Communist officials and prepared to post the names of the newly "elected" Communist city chiefs. Old equipment was carted out. The Communists already had installed an entire new staff of building custodians after purging the staff which had worked for the elected government. For more than a week Communist police have been keeping a close guard on the city hall to prevent anti-Comirnmi.st nfticiMu from removing any records. By keeping all the city recouls the Communists apparently hoped to cripple the work of the government in Western Berlin. Concert Drive Is Making Progress Although it is a little early in the campaign for any definite word as to progress. C. T. Kic-fer, New York representative of Community Concert Service, said today that he is very enthusiastic over the success of the membership campaign for the Hope Community Concert Association. In telephone conversation with many of the volunteer woikers \t was learned that everyone is very interested in joining the association. As you know the Hope Community Concert Association will bring a. minimum of three major concerts to its members during the next few months. Attendance at these concerts will be for members only and you must get your membership before (j p.m. Saturday, December -I. The membership committee of j the local association advises thosb- whfj have not been contacted to telephone membe.rt.hip headquarters, lelepehone number 9-11) and a, mi.-mber.ship will be reservud tiff vou. Allies Warn of Counter Move in Berlin ^ Paris, Doc. 1 — (/p) — The NIK Three Western (lowers have warned they may act to counter Russian attacks on their position in Merlin. The warniru; was expressed in a joint note handed to Juan A. Brannifc'Jia, outgoing president of the U. N. security council, soon alter the Communists split Berlin yesterday by naminy their own rump government. The note was made public today. France. Britain and the United Stales declared they could not stand idly by while the Russians intensified their blockade and attempts to force the Western Allies out of the city. Bramu^liu, An:<-,itine forci;!u minister, has sparked neutral ef- lorls in the security council lo settle the Berlin deadlock. Hike in Bauxite Tax to Come Up in Legislature l.iUlo Rock.. Dec. ! --- i .-I 1 / -- A Kcrwyn D. F'ursytlie-. new bill to inorea.se the .severance tax Chamber of Commerce director, to- ou Bauxite will be introduced in 1 day look over duties at the local I tiio KM <i legislature .-,;,.v.s Hep, J. A, ] i I'I'H-O. Ik- replaces Charlt'., A Ara)-. Gil/son of Saline county. iiU';,e. resigned to enter busl Mr. Fursytlic comes to from Searcy whore he has dj Chi.mber of Cc.mmerce, acti\itte». This would incio:.'-se tin' slated rev- j lh;.l city -'ince April HH7. Mr. ai _ enuo by ai'pr-'Ximaleh S'l.WKUHill Airs. Forsyihe will reside ua South ammailv, he added, .Main Stre-jt. Director Takes

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