Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 9, 1948 · Page 1
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'-*<" ay Sticed Thin by The Editor . Alex. H. Washburti Rive? Valley Development Vifcil Everywhere Despite an unfavorable U.S. Kngi- ncci.-i n |-,orl lln: pioposul to establish a »-f(iol di.mnc! on Ouachita river, and i. ::l..Midim> the head of •navigation Irom Camden to near Malvcrn, was .unanimously endorsed at an Ouachita Valley association mooting in Cainden Wednesday. H. \V. McMillan of Arkadolphia, i prt-Hidiii;; for the OVA. told the meeting thai. Ihe proposed channel would cost 52 million dollars, but said Ireir.i;!, rate- savings made it, feasible—a point is a difference of OVA and the U.S. However, OVA show that jjoti. n'ia river as far a:; i.' to ;.4r).(u)li tons a prospective annual is t;-4o7.0CO. The present chai is o feel,. It was u;i to Ar^ansus in li)':! yc iu-s shippers h that ii, really re channel io make • Ration ieasibl OVA's 50TH YEAR: VOL. 50 — NO. 47 Star of Hope 1899; Press 1927 Consolidated Jonuorv IB, I97> WEATHER FORECAST Arkansas: Fair, colder this afternoon, tonight. Lowest tonight 18 to 24 in north. 24-2!) in south portion. Friday fair and cold. HOt>E, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1948 (Af)—Means Associated Press (NEA)—Means Hewfoaper Enrerprlsa Ass'n. PRICE 5c COPY &*&. me-* tool; Mjfl |png flGl 4? Negro Gets Death for Staying Policeman Kansas City. Dec. 9 — (/P)—A circuit court jury yesterday convicted George U. Bell of slaying a policeman and fixed his punishment at death. Bell. 34.. was accused of firing the first shot in a gun fight in which four patrolmen and two By SEYMOUR' TOPPING other persons were killed Septcm- Kankin". Dec. !) — W) —~ Govern--her 20. merit military sources admitted to-1 The shooting occurred at day Chinese Communists have in- apartment house when police in on on three .vcsligatcd a disturbance complaint Phone Company Offers V/orkers Wage increase i St. Louis. Dec. 9 — (/P) — The i South western Bell Telephone Coman jpany announced today it has of- _ fered wage incrcsos ranging from Bull Shoals Picket Lsne Halts Tram Cotter. Dec. :1 — (,'1>i—-A picket line ross the track from Cotter to the ull Sheals dam has halted trains cielivcnm: material to the $76,000,000 project. Approximately 300 workmen at the project are on strike. Anti-Inflation Program Sough) 'live to 15 cents an hour to its 50,000 encircled army groups on Nan-i against Bell and his brother. Wil- union employes. king's approaches. -Ham. William was killed in the There was no immediate indica- Thr-v said the IGth army group light. lion from Southwestern Division 20' was believed to "have been virtually i Bell, a Negro, specifically was Communications Workers of Amor- 1 wiped out. The 10th and the two'charged with slaying Charles-ica, as to whether the offer would ~ ' Mecves. a Negro patrolman. He be accepted. denied he participated in the shoot-j The new contract offer was IK;], as I recall, il before f came :',. and all these ivc ings vi. -_i.;iii JlL.ll.JIJU I , , " i imrii"i a' 9-foot groups had reorganized and now car-round navi-i a '-' c '. 1 " csl ! ming p may bo the final aruw.-r !.o the U. S. L'nfy.nc', r:,' suspicion thai potential trai.ie duc.<:n't warrant spending 52 million dollar;:. while any fro;;.,'hi. rau- ch;n-,-*o clue lo iiiivigaLonai GL veluiimcnt on the Ouachii.a ha;; sunn; direct bearing' on freight, cos Is into H'/pe. \'.'c have a ;itill inore direct and immediate interest in Hood etmin.i and channel development of tlie Red river. You iv,;iy consiiler il im.'on.-ii.st'.'ju to speuk lor retrenchment ill fed- era 1 , i-xpeiiso- a,id rl the same lime argue lor vast expenditures on river valley development, but I don't look at it thai woy. Development o!° ri-.x'j.- valleys is merely adding lo !.h.- < :i|.-u.',l e.'jmpn,<;iit. of when yon rfield in wild confusion shortly before the city was captured.) The estimate or government cas- nj -uallies seems to tally with a Com...-(,, v " jrnunist. 'broadcast last night. The Ouai-hita i r-- ci radio said more than 30,000 -.-U'--r. the troops were lost lo the three army La..' von groups. | Qualified nationalist sources river d.-- 'Continued to make no claims tot T the old : KU ! Porl government information. Ihe newer I These 1 sources said Red units /alk'v—toJU la i" c al'umpling to cross the H\vai me 40 miles northeast of Peng. where the river makes a wide northern bend. It was expected tho Reels, if they can cross the stream, will try to cut the railroad south Pengpu to prevent rcinforce- frorn reaching the defense The line is anchored. ,V>'.''erigpu. arters foi- the J..-H defense before Nanking. one on th ones in the '! you il is all Oi.ii But Wet Knife Ti".,. By JArvirio THRAj'l (Jt O'Konski of Mr. Thoma.-,. Labor'.-, Le cation lias c v.'i'.h buyiii.'.; in hix Iru.io coti'.rre;:'.v.:oiKil for lh<; ;i;nw pensate if..; t'or nin;; it. Wt- don't i'.'.u.nv Ihor the e!i:)i-i:'i 'n an'- now Imw far th a\' ;;•). oilier groups garrisoned Stichow u'llil last week. wJien they withdrew southward in an effort to relieve the trapped 12lh army group in the Suhsien sector. The military sources said the C-. = - -attacks in an attempt to break through the Reds. They described ths Communists as suffering heavy losses also. Much depends upon whether the former Suchow garrison can join the 12th at Suhsien —- -IS miles south of Suchow— and both forces tall back to the New Hwai river dclcnse lino. 105 miles northwest of the Chinese capital. Neutral military observers estimated the former Suchow garrison has lost one third of its strength since abandoning the base to the Beds Doc. ]. The three groups have been reported to embody a r-ombal strength of 110 ,000, although Ihe garrison— including rear echelon personnel — was placed at 250,000. 'Neither side has reported whether any si/able number of troops were captured in the fall of Svdiow. However.pilots flying the The highway director and the cd- lost planes in the Suchow airlift |i.ieation commissioner. Gov.-elect said government soldiers crowded .Sid McMath has recommended a Fort Dec. 9—(/P)— has made its -(/?) — A Little Rock, Dec. S5.000-a-year ceiling on salaries of all but three Arkan- I sas state department heads today. | The action was taken by the legislature's joint budget comnittee during consideration of salaries made at a meeting of company and union officials arranged by the U. S. Conciliation Service. The company did not say what the proposed increases would average. Worth. Tex.. 'The i.uizgcst bomber greatest flight. Tim air force announced today that il:; giant pride, a B-Sfi, flew non-slop from Fort Worth to Hono- .lulu and return, breaking its owir I record. By WARREN DUrFEE Washington. Dec. 9 — (UP> — President Truman may be asked to Icall a conference of labor, industry .and farm representatives to work ! out a voluntary' anti-infliition pro- igram. Republican and Democratic leaders of a joint congressional economic subcommittee endorsed the idea, suggested yesterdyay by an AFL spokesman. Chairman Ralph Flanders. R. , Vt.. ' ' ' Truman Tags Hearing Points of Investigation The proposed agreement would permit further considerations of wages next year through wage reopening clauses. The company has increased its previous wage "offers to the union and has made other concessions in ar. attempt to reach agreement on all current bargaining issues," a Southwestern Bell spokesman said. "In providing increases for alt our employes represented by the union, we have met one of the main was clamped objections expressed by the union to our previous offers which did | not contemplate \yage increases to j'."^ ROiTin fmnlnvrx; in thr* ymnllosl ^ILh various and divisions of some employes towns." in the for heads of the resources and development [amount to commission. 000. The three exceptions to the ceil- in? are the revenue commissioner. The company estimated the total I annual cost of the wage offer would ' approximately $7,500,- At 7 p, m. fCS'l'i last night, 35 hours and more than 8,000 miles after takeoff time, the great silver shii) tout-lied down at this city's Carswcll Air field. And il had carried 'a useful bomb load" to the halfway mark, dropping the bombs in tho ocean off Honolulu. Brig. Gen. J. B. Montgomery ot the strategic air command made the announcement here—after hours of official silence. "It is the best the B-3G has ever done, but H was a routine train- flight—- well within the capabil- smallcst' UL ' 5 °' Ulc ' Bomber," said the gen- |eral. "Il was in excess of i!,000 I miles." Washington. Dec. 9 — (/P) — President Truman again coiled the congressional spy hearings a Red herring today and said the committee conducting them is a dead one. That brought an angry flare back from members of the house committee on un-American activities who in the past 10 days have turned up allegedly stolen secret state department documents and say thev are about to expose the crs. K. , Vt.. said he would put it up to the White House Washington, Dec. 9 —(/P)—So far'people who- stole them. vnt : !,ri n Vnl°ih, ,,, A C i SUbcommUtco ' a - s lllc l jublic is concerned there | R ep . Nixon (R-Calif>, said that in voted foi the pioposal. la , Q thvL>0 m;Un points in U ie ox-; tho light o£ evidence the corranit- !• landers and Sen. Joseph C. icitcment over the Chambers-Hiss- Jt cc has uncovered "tho president's O'Mahoney, Wyo., the ranking [secret-papers' case. 'statement is a flagrant flaunting of 11 •"•" ''" ' 1. How those highly secret pa- the national interests of tho peo- Democrat in the group, are known ,to favor the APLs conference plan. (At least two other members also . are believed ready to approve it. I As the subcommittee 'weighed I the proposal, it turned its invest!-! gallon of business profits to Hie oil industry. Joseph E. Pogue.a vice president of the Chase National bank of New York, was called to testify on his analysis of tho profits of 30 oil companies. The joint conference on inflation pers ever got out of the state de-jplc." partment. 2. What kind of spy ring was recommended lo millee by Nelson H. AFL social insurance the subcom- Crttikshank, director. He really operating here in Washington, how it operated, and who was involved. Whether anything like that is I And it is apparent, he told re- was porters that the only way the facts going on now and what protection the government has against it. Whiltakcr Chambers, member of a Communist arc going to get uncovered ia through the committee. Nixon said the president, "by continuing to obstruct the commit- heroa before the war,, has produced tec, is helping to keep the facts about the stealing oC America's , ... rl jtop secrets by the. Communists aamiuco. |f rom t| lc American people." spy ring Acting Chairman Mundt (R-SD) sahiry of S7.fiOO for each of these officials to obtain men he feels are best qualified. At least 11 state executives will be affected by the salary ceiling, the budget group indicated. The limitation was approved on motion of Sen. Lee Bearden of Leachville. The rcsoucrcs and development ! commission had asked for increased salaries ranging up to $6,500 for its division heads. The committee announced the ceiling would not apply to college presidents, heads of other institutions or professional members of staffs of institutions. Southwestern Bell operates in Missouri, Arkansas Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Convicted of Murder Crewod by IS men. the ship flew from Fort Worth to Honolulu by way 01 San Diego. Calif., and returned via San Francisco. "Fivm San Francisco, it did not fly directly to Fort Worth," said Montgomery. "U flew to the east ol f-'ort Worth and then returned " It was a Pearl Harbor day flight that began about t! a. m. (CSX) Dec. 7. Built to carry 10,000 pounds of bombs lU.OlW miles, the superbomb- cr staggers the imagination of the public and the men who fly ii. It's as big as three five-room houses and its 07-foot tail is as high as a four-story building. It has groaned into the air at its full gross weight of 27R.OOO pounds. No other plane ever totc-d such a load. Its amazing wings stretch 230 feet—almost the length of a foot ball field—and they flap lazily in I light. And the 3ti is so long—1G3 its crewmen use a little scoot- Rock, was convicted of first degree I or on rails to zip from nose lo murder in the death of Miss Betty I 1 "' 1 Jane McCall, 25, director of nurse I six pusher engines shove the su- pcrbomber along at ,,nti mnes per hour. The flight was not distance. In Oclover, 1046, a navy Lockheed neptune patrol bomber dflew from Perth. Australia, to Columbus. Ohio, ll,23li miles. The air force hopes to strecth the expressed confidence that labor, in- .dustry and farm leaders could agree on stops to curb inflation if they got together. However, Stanley Ruttenbcrg, I CIO research director, said "voluntary programs" would not reduce prices. But he said that conference of interested parlies might do some good if the right people were called." Mr. Truman is said his advisers to be willing to give business "one the secret papers. He did this after he had been (fi>) A Little Rock, Dec. 0 28-year-old automobile mechanic faces death in the electric chair for the rape-slaying of a young nurse on their first date. Thomas Edwin Black, Little ! fcct ~ Washington. Dec. 9 — «>i —State department officials said today their vital codes are under constant chocks to prevent the betrayal of American secrets to foreign governments. Whether diplomatic messages between W a s h i n g t on and American embassies abroad were as secure from prying eyes in grave doubt as a result of disclosures during the congressional spy inquiry. However, acting Secretary of State Lovett said yesterday the whole system of safeguarding such messages has been transformed in recent years. He declared the codes now are as secure as experts know how to make them. Complicated macincs are used in the slate department, as well as in the armed services, to change the wording of official messages into gibberish which — at least in theory •—only another, identically set machine can reduce to the ori- ginial form. Officials said lhat in addition a unit makes any signs that the code hat; been compromised brings South Korea as a legal government I an immediate order lo change it. and recommending Withdrawal of j In 1937 and lf)3o such a change occupation troops "as early as | would have meant destroying code practicable." (books used to decipher messages. The resolution was sponsored by |Those were the years' during Parjs, Dec. 9 — UP) — Israel's bid lo become the 59th member of the United Nations this year appeared today to be doomed to failnre.lt is symied in the security council. A move to slash all controversial JValures from Britain's resolu- j lion for a Palestine settlement, al- ix:--.dv twice revised, developed as ilic- gi.-r.eral assembly sought to clear ui> its work for adjournment Saturday night. Further debate, and perhaps decisions, on parts of the Paelestine tjiieslion are due Friday in the gen- .oral assembly, in the security coun- (••;„!-| (: tl and in the security council's And i seven-nation Palestine committee. A major East-West issue in the political committee was settled night. The committee ap- | proved -!1 to (i a resolution indors ling the work of the training at the Fort Roots Veterans Administration hospital, Sept. 23. A Pulaski circuit court jury deliberated an hour and a haJf before returning the verdict "guilty as charged," which carries the death penalty. Black was charged with killing the bespectacled nurse while making a sexual attack upon her. They were parked at a lonely spot near Little Rock after dancing at a night club. The defendant denied from the witness stand that he had raped the nurse. He said she had offered "very little resistance" and that he had sexual intercourse with her, but that the struggle in which she was killed occurred later. "She bit my hand and I hit her " he said. Black drove the nurse's car containing her body, to the Little Rock police station. more chance" to bring down prices voluntarily. Unless this is clone, however, the president is expected to renew his request to congress fo r stand-by power to clamp on price controls, allocation and rationing of scarce goods. A special cabinet committee now is working on an anti-inflation program under the supervision of Dr. Edwin G. Nourse, chairman of the president's council of economic advisers. Cuikshank told the subcommitltee labor will be forced lo seek "maximum wage increases" unless businessmen give assurance that "they will meet our sacrifice by following policies which will avoid -i record fm- 'P ric . es increases and permit prices a iccoid loi |to decline where they are unduly ' high." sued for $75.000 by Algcr Hiss, former slate department official. Chambers, at public hearings of jthe House un-American Activities committee lust summer and in a radio interview, accused Hiss of being a member of a pre-war Communist "apparatus" in Washington. Hiss denied this and his libel suit against Chambers was a challenge lo Chambers to put up or shut up and pay damages. Chambers then came up with the papers. From'" the 1 way sensations have said that it was inconceivable to him that Mr. Truman would repeat the Red herring remark. "If he considers the investigation ' a Red herring," Mundt said, "I / challenge him to authorize us to publish the documents in toto in. J the press. The state department 5 says they are so startling that to i release them even now would 1m- !• peril the national security. If this is a Red herring, let's publish i them." i Mr. Truman's remarks were to i a news conference and were made , in response to questions. He said that so far as the stolen documentr. arc concerned, Attorney General been piled one upon another in j Clark will see that the law is en- Mr. Truman's ex- better than the past few days, we're probably in for a lot of fireworks. But this case now—since it's become known that these highly confidential papers got out ot the state department and into Chambers' hands—goes a lot further than Hiss or Chambers. The papers covpr a period in 1937-38.' And all this may seem like- old stuff now. ! But it there was a spy ring here then, the question is: How far did it reach into the government, that, it could get those papers — some of them marked "strictly confidential for the secrc- '3u .s bombing range to 12,000 miles. .Wry of state"—into the hands of r, ., u la man, Chambers, who said he was KuUcnbcrg. in an even stronger ., Communist at that time? attack on high profits, called on Marshes!! Rsporfed as congress to impose an excess profits tax. He said the record profits I of corporations are laying the groundwork i'or another depression. mproving Washington. Dec. !1 — (/P) — Walter Reed hospital reported today that Secretary of Slate Marshall, who underwent a kidney operation two days ago. •'enjoyed his breakfast this morning." A bulletin' said: "General Marshall had a good night. His post operative course remains satisfactory. The general was up in bed and enjoyed his breakfast this morning." Man Comes Home Weary Every Day But Don't Try to Tell the Little Woman A U. N. Korean special cryptographic commission, providing for a new ifi cijuenl spot checks for t commission, reepgn/.iing the Kore-jof flaws. Any suspicion public of U. S. occupied By HAL BOYLE New York — (/Pi home from his toil - A man comes and finds wait- Australia. China and 'the United Stairs. Only the Soviet bloc voted '.',-.). Russia, which occupies Norllh Kurt-;,, has refused to permit the l. ; . N. commission to operate in territory. The general assembly voted 32 to , 0 to coniiiiun the U. N. appeal i'or i children another yi-ar. All coun-' lri,\s were urged to support it. The assembly approved 33 to 0 a Swedish resolution asking the council lo reconsider 11' applications for U. N. er.ship. Israel is No. 13 on the applicants. council scheduled a f Friday to resume Israeli application. ing for him there a as if she had spent wrestling an alligator. When he asks, 'How baby'.'" he is told wanly: "Man works from sun to sun, woman's work is never done." Up she jumps and goes in loverishly does the dishes, flops on Ihe couch and rests. wife as weary jnmrips un and docs the whole day jflops on the lov 'out a grocery li to answer the phoiu the and She She Arabs Argue Over Control of Palestine Cairo, Dec. 9 —(/P)—Smouldering Arab differences over control of> Palestine flared anew today. This time Abdullah, kin;; of Trans-Jordan, was on the receiving end. The issue resolved itself into a dispute between the Palestine Arab government wh o se present whereabouts appears to bo a mystery—and the Palestine congress, a body of delegates from Palestinian political organizations and municipalities. The congress claims to represent all Arab Palestine. The Palestine Arab government, which has been at odds with Abdullah since its creation last Sep- And if a been built spy .ring could so beautifully, reason is there to believe it have what was forced. In summary, pressed attitude toward the coiri- ' mittce's activities was this: It tho t committee members were in dead earnest about protecting the co.un- J try, they would have turned what ' they have foun'a over to Clark, rath- - er than making headlines with il. i He still thinks the hearings are a Red herring and that politics are a motive in the Republican-dominated committee's actions. The Red herring charge is one* > Mr. Truman first flung back dm- ' ing the campaign. He contended then'that, the purpose of, the hear-,;. v r ' ciHln ° l announced approve the last night it Trans-Jordan ever completely broken up? Simmer Welles, former undersecretary of state, and John E. Pure- rifoy, present assistant secretary, said yesterday they consider the documents so important that even now the nation might be cndan- gercad 1C they were published. A federal grand jury in New York investigated an alleged spy ring here for about 14 months and got nowhere. Now, with these secret papers available, it's beginning its investigation again. And the un-American Activities committee spent many weeks, and got many headlines, investigating an alleged apy ring here and didn't wind up with much more than headlines, No\v the committee is rushing back inlo its investigation. The committee and the grand jury, with the help of justice department agents, now have ii chance to make a thorough investigation inlo spy ring work here— if any—past rind present. The welfare of Ihe country rea- quires a complete investigation with fads, instead of one-day sensations and headlines, lo show what come, but This doesn't clarify the mystery 'at all. For the : I convinced that four-volume history which large number of "top secret" and other classified documents were pilfered from the state department and copied by a Com-...... ,,,u.. i ,. - ,., ., -, • i, , munist spv rin-'. the House Un- w'V : V J V) 1J <^sier life than his M '' around American 'Activities committee has fc~ ri ho w £h Ho . ca » l ««-l d <wn on ih <aeiSttdiia How she can get so worn- out when he has been breaking his really has happened. When the Canadian government e seat aiul'makes KovernmctU's reported intention ofjbroke the Soviet spy ring in its int. She jumps up l"' ot 'l'iiming King Abdullah as the counhy, il went about the job [quietly and completely and was j scrupulous in protecting innocent , -.. jf | Jerusalem, said such action would jumps up She flops clown on the couch. She bounces up to RO to the door. No. she tells the man. sh;- doesn't want to buy a sovereign The of Palestine. Ihe government, headed by Ha.i scrupulous in protecting Amin It'A HuKseini, exiled mufti of people from damage. been told. average husband is | She Hops on tin if there is one per-(She leaps up and i paw j lv , • - .She' O security system may be difficult They recalled lhat when youthful' Vli ^"f, Sgt. James McMillin deserted hisj ,.j oost in tiu- Moscow embassy last ,= , , c omp (i mn< . May. state department code ma- cc( ' to °' ionll -times,. chines in every part of the world weiv dimmed at a cost of about study ijiHO.OOl). What the changes were i was nut disclosed. i j McMillin had worked in the em- p'.-.'s-n 1 ri--de roonj. Tho state do- partmenl said he deserted because ,of ill-.- wiles of a woman it termed Soviet agent. make her d»os no good at all for let Vioiertf Deofrh ToH Mounts isi Arkansas L'et But she had to clean by herself an eight-room I house full of kids. And of course 'slit did all the laundry and ironing ;and even raised chickens in tin- •urd after eggs gol up ID -Hi a doxi.'ii. But how anybody could get tired straightening up this dinky little apartment is "I am not your mother," says the wife, and besides —. " And the subject of her fatigue is lost in an argument between the party of the first part and Hie party road up to She sv.v.:. love seat And so She';; <i,-)v up. I IV U I \ if Abyssinia. love seat •jir/y,es (he clean- Hie i'ii~', . . She sag.s couch. . ..She's up and i tiu.- lurniluri.- with a rag. bad.' on the love seat. . . a.-; the phone rings a;;'ain. •ighs back to the conch to slumping ads. . . .She's i in liie !;riici:ry boy. . . . M:- a.^aiii briefly on llio I amount to accepting the principle lie ua wears. She's up. . it-':; down. . .She's this lor six days, i position to offer I in second part over familv his- iv p High 1 suuk-nts about I is. Kadt Junior = ivuuin-d lo list and third choices su tiial he may inns -.'.-bid) will be I', him. ay was ln-lil in 'tii wry lav- "uUiam enm- n-li. d in ihe lillii/i- vlil | By the ! Arkans.i : lbi- wi-i-K Tin- l:il, 'Watkins 'J ; i!ii'd at 1! liie'iv. A 7 Associated PreSs \-iulcnl ik-atii toll for nisi' m len Thnrsthjy. t victim was Howard . ul' iMa.L'ii'.'ss. Ark., who l<-.s\-:!lv of in juries sul- dyiuimil-,- rxijlusion near Hi O Tra ir-iiu! \\-iiman. .Miss Jnnia dii'd Wednesday night of mifi-rrii when her luime irit.- Grove burned Dec. ,va;- the s'.Mii fi .jU- s;nrc' of th lory. The only way for a husband gel at the real truth of the jnalli-r is to stay home and find out what makes a wife so tired. What are ht'i' problems? IJuw does she ini-i-t them? Last week 1 was bedfasl in my own four-room eastle with a tnmrit in my toes lhat the doctor callr-l a rheumatoid infection, I had '•nance to obseive ihe v.-urk of my wife. Frances, lllnes sharpens the senses, anil 1 have finally I'ound out why i get weary. ! Jf your li'/useiioJd is ai tins is Ihe wav tin. wife and e sin d ani.l minutes. of partition of the Holy Land. Tho Palestine congress in a conference al Jericho last week asked Abdullah to become king of Palestine. A reliable informant said yos tor- day the Amman government would proclaim Abdullah king of Palestine on Monday, The Palestine Arab government was proclaimed by the Arab League with headquarters in Gaza in .southern Palestine. The exiled mufti reportedly has not been on the besl of terms with Abudllah. Abdullah made il plain from Ihe start he wanted no part of the league-created government. lie said it amounted to partition and that be wouliin'l have the regime ' When il got through, a bunch of Canadians went to jail for spying for the Russians. So far the investigations by the un-American Activities committee and the New haven't landed except in the headlines. York grand jury anybody anywhere District Meet to ists by security /one'. Underlying Uie dispute is an old issue—Abdullah's oft-re pea ted pic.-a I'or a yreater Syria. Under this plan. Abdullah would unite Trans- Jordan, Sy.'.ia, Palestine and Iraq lo one Jar;;t- Arab nation. Dissension over Palestine-, combined with ill..- increasingly acute economic situation, has stirred unrest in tin- Aiab world. Truman fo Attend Reunion of 35th Division : A Regional Brotherhood meet- i ini< will be held at Die First Bap| list Church. Friday night. Oeeem- i ber HI at 7:30 o'clock. Nelson Tull, : Stall- Brotherhood Secretary of Liti tie Koek, will be in charge of the i m -eliny. Ollu-r out of town speakers in- i elude John Farmer, State Uroth- j t-rhood Set-rotary of South (,'aro- | lina. and Hev. Charles Lawrence. ! pastor. Gaines Street Baptist | Cliureli. Lilth- Kuek. j This is une of a series of such 1 nu-etiii'j,s desigiied lo cover the I Slate tiurlii}. 1 , Ihc period of Ueceni- b ; -r ;">-17. The meeting i.; fur Ihe purpose uf stimulating the interest of the men of the churches in the whuic church prugritm. ingsvvas to divert attention what he called the G. O. P. con L gross' failure to deal win the high cost of living and other- problems. K n Dec. [I - - (/l'i -\Va ri Lillli- line!;, chairman of a commiHee or. arrangv/ments, says President Truman hay cmi- firmed his inu-ntiini Ui alil-Ild iile 'o.'Mh divi-iinu reunion in Little Hui-K next Juii-.- Hi. 1 i and 12. . said Truman, memlji-r ul lhc division in World U'ar i. v.cuiii aic in n--de(l;ratiun of l.ili: Fair par 1 .: a.; war MU- i liu ria i uarK . BURNS FATAL .ill ii- G:.iv>'. DC-.- 9 --..I at-iitd uuman du '-! in a Prairie i- hui'ijiliil hist night nl iinuries u-d i'J-.-e. 1 when her frame buriu-d. u-ll. Her ; L-poi led burns sul'IVivd in Pr 77-\ i 'Orn sul'i'i home lu-Lii : She 'A-.'is Mis.s ,li[nia Hei bruliu-r. llarrv. 71), was i, Washington, Dec. 9 — (ff) — Congressional spy hunters redoubled their efforts today to hare the whole story of how top. American secrets could wind up in'a pumpkin, shell. In the background'\yas: 1. A member's cjiarge,! tj»at 'Ihr- administration is •;trying'- ito 'silence" the House un-Ameticati Ac- , tivitics committee.'-j ;-,:;' ' ,' 2. Testimony that I "rriiitiy' more than ten" Soviet spy jrin'gs; cither have been, or still are, operating in this country. Rep. Mundt (R-SD), acting chairman, told reporters he believes the mystery of the pilfered documents will be fully solved bo- fore the committee hears out the U witnesses it plans to summon, during the next few days. Mundt called the committee into, closed door sessions this morning (0:30 CST) lo map a speed-up strategy for the .hearings. He ya.id additional night- sessions will be held if needed to wind up the inquiry. II was at a meeting last night that Russian-born Isaac Don Le.. vine—a. repeat witness — outlined his estimate of the extent of Russian espionage in this country. Levine, now an American citizen, was the go-between for Whittaker Chambers when the admitted former' Communist courier decided to take 'his story to the government in 1039 — two years after breaking with the Reds. It was from a pumpkin on Cham* burs' farm that microfilm copies of* some of the pilfered documents were removed only last week. From last night's session, too, came the blast by Rep. Nixon (-R<-1 Calif) at what he called administration efforts "to silence this committee." Nixon said the justice department" has made it very clear'* it does not want the house group to hear any witnesses slated to testN fy before- the special federal grgnd iury in New York, which leopened its inquiry into Communist s>py activities as a result of the Chambers disclosures. Calling it "certain that the grand jury will indict Chambers for perjury," Nixon said this action will ' make it impossible for tho jury t,o f.'i't at persons who worked with Chambers "because the chief witness ,\ x x x will be au indicted perjurer." "Despite the efforts of the ad- jministration to silence this committee, we have our duty to continue our investigation," lie said adding: '1 do not intend to entrust to tho l)i-n;irtm<-nl of Justice and the ad- minislralion the responsibility which is ours too — the leoJJQftSi- bility lo put the spotlight oil what is at feast a technical violation ol Uu nation's security laws> " Levin.-, last night's only wUflULS, is editor of the magazine Plain Talk which he identified as "anti- Communist and anti-Fascist " lip asked to appear to amplify previous testimony last August about his —A'connection with the Chambers e a se. T Chambers, now a senior editor of Time,- agcuine , has chained that Algor Hiss, luuong others, i>upplie4 him with confidc-iiuai atuic deportment material for relay to Mot* cow. This Hiss has vc-[K'«tccHy de* nk-'i.

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