Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor I—. Alex. H. Washburr Paragraphs As passengers aboard that "Slow Boat to China" read the latest war news its progress must be virtually stationary. Yesterday the United Nations approved tho first world-wide declaration of human rights, freedom and equality—with Russia voting |j,"No." Russia, which hasn't chang- I ed since the Czars, has 13 million .: persons locked up in concentration - camps. Governor-Elect Sid McMath courageously announces that there will be no politics in the incoming stale highway administration. As he puts it: "We will have an understanding that there will be no 'back-scratching.'" But the young governor is .likely to find that political road- building is an itch that passcth _•. understanding. 50TH YEAR: VOL. 50 — NO. 49 Star at Hopa 1899; Pr«$» 1927 Consolidated January 18. 192* WEATHER FORECAST Ark.in.sns: Considerable cloudiness this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. Warmer tonight. HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1948 (AP)—Means Associated Pross (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'ri, PRICE 5c COPY Yesterday there was a howl and a high whine in South Walnut street which promptly advised me a dog had been run over—until an explosion announced that it was merely the inevitable firecracker opening the Christmas season. .It seems to me Christmas 1948 would be a good time for the City of flope to start some iawmaking in line with the sacred nalure of the holiday season. There ought to be an ordinance •prohibiting the sale of fire-crackers. Instead, the city prohibits the firing of 'em. But fire-crackers are bought by small boys. And if they can buy 'em they're going to shoot 'em. Even a grown man finding a firecracker lying around will automatically roach for a match. Let's put temptation aside this Christmas. Better Performance, Not Dire Warnings, Is Britain's Need v By JAMES THRASHER During the Brilish Parliament's debate on the bill to nationalize the steel industry, Sir Stafford Cripps uttered a rather amazing warning. If the bill did not pass, said the Chancellor of the Exchequer, "the ugly alternative would then be that any such change which is to occur musl be brought about by other and more violent means," This set the House of Commons in an uproar, and Sir Stafford never got to finish. But it might be inferred that he was offering * ihe House a choice, not between socialism and private ownership, but socialism and Communist revolution—or at least some kind of revolution. All this is of interest to Americans, we believe, since it is their money that is paying much of the freight in Britain's drive toward recovery. And if Sir Stafford is sincere in his implied warning, then it seems that this country should know more about it. Our view of the English scene is a, distant anrt. .our knowledge of the complexities of English social and political life is sketchy. But we would be inclined to discount Sir Stafford's dire prophecy. If communism is so strong thai socialism is Ihc lasl bulwark against the violent seizure of private property, this alarming state of affairs has certainly been kepi quiet. Wo would rather think that the Cripps statement was a political exaggeration to further a political end. This would fit into the whole history of the Labor Party's na- <jj tionalization program. For the program is a result of a major pledge in the party's successful 1945 campaign. Tho situation is nol the same in the British steel industry as it was in the British mines or transportation system. But in theory they arc all of a piece. The theory holds that basic industries must be state- owned. And the theory is being put into practice regardless. Nationalism has evidently worked some improvements in Brilish mining, particularly in a more c efficient working of veins through elimination of private boundaries, and in the ending of some restrictive practices by operators. But production remains inadequate and expensive. Improvements in mining do not mean that there will be improvements in steel production. Perhaps there will be. It does seem, though, that higher production and not warnings of revolution should be Ihe Brilish government's first consideration in pushing Ihis ma.-, jor changeover. There is nothing in Ihc magic word "nationalization" itself trat guarantees more efficiency and more steel. A socialized industry will have to pay off in performance to justify the disruption it is almost sure lo cause. The still-threadbare British people deserve more than promises. So do the generous American poo- pic. America's position in all this is delicate. Our government cannot dictate how—within reason — Britain is to spend American * money without encroaching on British sovereignty. But it does seem thai we who are helping to loot the bill should either be given proof that a socialized steel industry actually is necessary to prevent violence, or else a reasonable assurance that Pilgrimage to Holy City May Be Allowed Jerusalem, Dec. 11 —(UP) — Barbed wire and mines still block the way of Christmas pilgrims to Bethlehem, birthplace of Christ. But the United Nations and con 1cm hope to arrange safe-conduct suiar representatives in Jerusa 1cm hope to arrange safe-conduct for Christians through the lines in time for the holy day. Even so, only a few hundred of the faithful are expected to make tho pilgrimage this year. And they will be mostly Christian Arabs from nearby villages. Before Arab-Jewish warfare began, hundreds of thousands of per sons from all parts of the world used to converge on the little hill side town at Christmas to worship in the Church of the Nativity, which is said to be on the exact site of the manger in which the Christ child was cradled. In those pre-war years, the pilgrims filled the hotels of Jerusa lem early in December, visiting the shrines of the holy city, and remaining to attend the Crhistmas eve services in the Church of the Nativity. This year only some 20 United Nations staff members' consular employes, and Christian clergy still remaining in Jerusalem will make the trip through the no man's land that now shuts off Bethlehem from the rest of the world. And even the safe conducts they will be given by both the Israeli and the Arabs will not guarantee against sniper fire. Missing this year will be the thousands of British and Allied soldiers who in recent years drove in trucks from Jerusalem to Bethlehem in organized pilgrimages on Christmas eve. Today only one rutted, make- Klcm Believes in Giving Negroes Equal Chance Macon, Ga., Dec. 11 — (/P) — Ku Klux Klansmen, says their grand dragon, "believe in giving the No gro an equal chance." Dr. Samuel Green of Atlanta, who heads the hooded order, made this statement at the initiation of 300 new members at the city auditorium last night. Navy Has New Device to Escape Subs Washington, Dec. 11 —(UP) — new navy submarine escape permits rescue of crews from 300 feel of waller—the depth limit for standard submarines, the navy disclosed today. The device consists of two buoys at either end of the submarine which can be released by trapped crew members. The buoys rise to the surface, carrying with them cables to haul down rescue chambers to the sunken sub. Heretofore, divers have had to carry down the cables and attach them to the submarine. Rescues were limited by the depth to which divers could go and also hampered jy the time it took the diver to attach the cable. 'Rescue is now possible from any depth at which a submarine may be bottomed, provided that all of the compartments are not flooded and that personnel are alive," •ear Adm. Charles B. Momsen, assistant chief of naval operations 'or undersea warfare said. The navy said the new buoy recently was released from the submarine Sabllefish while bottomed in 300 feet of water off Portsmouth, N. H. The navy added that the new type buoy will enable rescue of China Map shift road is accessible which goes from Jericho lo Belhlehem, and nol cross baltlefields. It runs from Jericho to Bethlehem, and was built for the Trans-Jordan Arab legion last July when the Israeli drove a wedge between Jerusalem and Bethlehem curring the road along which Mary and Joseph trudged the first Christmas eve. Now this main road, "the road of the prophets," is pockmarked with shellholes, cut by tank-traps, and barricaded and mined where it cuts the Israeli-Egyptian oppos ing lines near Mar.Elias, halfway between Jerusalem and Bethle- lu;.i.; The main highway to Bethlehem from the south is controlled by the Israeli between Beersheba and i Hebron, resulting in a soulhern no man's land. submarine personnel at even great er depths than 300 feet if the submarines keep a "substanlially intact hull." Kissless Marriage Back in Divorce Courts —NEA Telephoto Communists moving south across the Hungtze Lake area (1) have added 20,000 troops to their forces attacking the Pengpu-Pukow railway. : This move could cut off from Nanking (2) some 300,000 Nationalists fighting above the Huai River. Government sources claimed a stronq Nationalist army has broken through Communist lines in the Suhien area (3), cutting off 300,000 Reds battling In the Suhslen-Yungcheng (4)-Suchow (5) triangle. Outcome of this battle will decide the fate/of Nanking. U. S. Marines are moving from Tsingtac to Shanghai to protect American interests. Shading Indicates Communist held area. Mother Slays Husband Little Rock, Dec. 11 —(/P)— A 24 Chinese First Lady Got Her „ , -. >.., Frankfrt, Germany, Dec. 11 — year-old expectant mother was held (/3V- A U. S. C-54 navy airlift plane, Young Roosevelt in Christmas Tree Business New York, Dec. 11 — (UP) — Elliott Roosevelt went into the Christmas tree business in New York city and five upstate communities today to "bring the market into line" so more children can have Christmas trees. Truck-loads of trees left the farm at Hyde Park which he operates with his mother, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, late yesterday for New York, Buffalo, North Towanda, Syracuse, Herkimer and Pough keepsie. Roosevelt said he would sell trees up to seven feet tall for $1.75 each and up to nine foot for $1.95. Roosevelt estiinatcd that he would sell between 50,000 and 60,000 trees in New York city at one- fourth to oncsixth below the usual, price. Roosevelt offered to sell trees at $1 each wholesale to labor unions agreeing to retail them at a profit not exceeding 50 cents each. The CIO United Electrical Work ers union said it would buy some of the Irees and sell them at $1.50 each in North Tonawanda and Buffalo, turning the profits over to its weifar funds of participating lo- welfarc funds of participaling lo"Who gets all the pleasure out of a Christmas tree?" Roosevelt asked. "The children, of course." " ast year he sold 30,000 trees from Hyde Park, where the late president used to sell about 2,000 a year. It was the first time trees from the Roosevelt estate were sold by the family in the New York retail market. Chicago, Dec. 11 —(/P)—The so- called kissless marriage of a Chi cago couple, after three weeks trial, is back in the divorce courts. AH because of a kiss. The husband, Charles Borla, 38, a bartender, wanted to kiss his wife, Beatrice, 35. She objected and wanted to live up to their agreement made in circuit court Nov. 18. At that time she dropped her divorce suit and agreed to return to her husband as his housekeeper—but nol as his wife. The couple who have two children agreed there was to be no ro mance. In circuit court yesterday Mrs. Borla's attorney Charles C. Cooley told Judge Julius H. Miner Bola violated the agreement when he kissed his wife. The couple had argued over Borla's $17000 bank account said Borla's attorney Sol. R. Friedman. Under the Nov. 18 agreement they were to share the funds. Friedman said Mrs. Borla wanted to withdraw $8000. Borla agreed—but he wanted a kiss. She objected and as he sneaked a kiss she ran and locked herself in the bathroom. Borla knocked down the door and Mrs. Borla had him arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. Yesterday she filed a new suit for divorce charging cruelty. Judge Miner issued a temporary injunction restraining Borla from molesting his wife. He also or dered him not to touch the bank account. Borla's case on the disorderly conduct charge was continued to Jan. 18. in the Pulaski county jail on an open charge today in connection with the fatal shooting of her 30- year-old husband here. Deputy Sheriff Grady Atkins said Mrs. Louise Branch, while holding a 19-months-old daughter in her arms, fatally wounded Herbert W. Branch, millwright, at the plant where he was at work yest.erd.ay.. Atkins quoted her as saying "I didn't mean to kill him. I just meant to scare him." The shooting occurred shortly after the noon hour. Branch was found dead just .outside the plant, a bullet wound in his abdomen. The deputy said Mrs. Branch told him she and her busband quarrelled during the noon hour and that she went to the plant to talk with him. A pistol she had in her jacket pocket was discharged when her husband grabbed her wrist, she said. Local Man Dies in Louisiana Accident returning from Berlin, crashed in the night near Bad Homburg and killed a crew member, one of six persons eluding aboard. Four others, in- a U. S. air force hostess Segregation in Washington Termed a 'Blot' Washington. Dec. 10 —(/P)— A committee of civic leaders from all sections of the country said to day the treatment of Negroes in Washington is a lot on all America's reputation for freedom. A 91-page illustrated report said that segregation is practiced more consistently today in the nation's capital than it was a half century ago. Citing case after case of segregation of Negroes in housing, jobs, theaters, restaurants. churches, parks and playgrounds, tho document said: The report safd visitors from other countries assess American promise's to take a lead in devel- Kenneth Powell, about 20, resident of Hempsted County, was killed in an automobile accident near Haynes ville, La., yesterday, it was learned here today. Details were not immediately available. Young Powell was the son of Emless Powell of near Hope. were injured. The accident occurred in the fog- shrouded Taunus mountains. The hostess, Diana Day of San Francisco', escaped with slight in juries. The crash threw her cleai of the plane. "I can't understand it," said Mavy Lt. Joseph Morris of Lexing Ion, N. C., the pilot. "We were cruising at 1,000 feet, according to instruments. The radio seemed to be blacked oul. The weather was loggy, but not too bad." Norris, who was slightly hurt searched the plane after the crash and found his engineer dead. Lt. Frank T. Heffcrnan, Ihi Bronx. N. Y., escaped injury He said, the crash came wilhou a warning. 'We were just flying along and wo hit Iho mountain." he said. Two Germans who heard Iho crash helped remove a badly injured passenger. The Germans took all those aboard to a Gorman hospital in Bad Homburg. Later they were removed to an army hospital in Frankfurt. The death brought to 24 the num bcr men killed in airlift mishaps since the U. S. and Britain started supplying blockaded Western Berlin by plane last June. Of the vic- Washington. Dec. 11 — (/P) — Mine Chiang Kai-shek now hns had the conferences she sought with ^resident Truman and Secretary of 3lutc Marshall. But just what they accomplished for hard-pressed na- ionalist China no one would say. .The Chinese first lady went to lea at Blair House — the leinpor- ry White House — late yesterday. 'ress Secretary Ebon Ayers said ifterward hat in a 30-minulc mect- ng in Mr. Truman's study she "stated her case and the president listened sympathetically." As for the results, said Mine. Chiang, "the president is the one o say. The wife of the Chinese National 1st leader hurried to Washington about 10 days ago to plead for American help for . Chiang Kai- shek's desperate armies, now being driven into an over-lighten ing corner by fast-moving Communist troops. Nothing since her arrival has in dicatcd that the generalissimo will get such help at least on any thing like the scale needed to halt the surging Communists. American officials have ox pressed a growing lack of confi dcnce in Chiang's ability to stem the tide. 'Gl' Romance Causing Lots of Trouble Berlin. Dec. 11 A blonde. 21-year-old singer abed with pleu •isy said today she is "the other woman" in Ihe mixed up love life of Edward J. Lacla, the blockade justing Romeo from Newark, N. «T. "Ed came here to sec me. We ove each other," said pretty Jrsula (Bootsi Schmidt in her liny basement apartment. Lada, a former paratrooper, who sneaked through t' •.. Russian blockade to see his girl, is in jail jn charges of illegal entry. He has •jiven two stories. In one he said us sweetheart was Ursula. In another he named Ruth Hiecki. mother of his two-year-old daughter, Nancy. House Probers to Release Secret Papers By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL Washington, Dec. 11 —(/P)—Con gressional investigators prepared today to release a dozen of the secret papers which, they claim, prove lhal a Red spy ring operated in the stale deportment a decade ago. Members of the House Un-American Activities committee say that while the documents may appear innocent enough now, they men lion military and diplomatic secrets which once would have been invaluable to Russia. And they say the documents— scheduled for release tonight- would have enabled the Soviets to , crack the codes in which American diplomatic messages were sent. The 10-year-old papers came from former Communist agent Whittaker Chambers, who last week, brought them oul of a pump kin shell hiding place on his near- By ARTHUR GAVSHON Paris, Dec. II --MV-The United Nations i;i;ncral assembly winds up tonight a 12-week session in which it has called on peoples oC hi: world to live in peace, but o£- ered little to enforce peace. The assembly cooled diplomatic fevers over three of the world's ' rouble spots, Palestine. Berlin and Greece. But it found no real cure. It urged nations to live without wars, without fears of atomic; dis aster and huge armies, but gave- TO final clue on how these things could be achieved. The assembly passed last night, v over bitter Russian opposition, . a world declaration of human rights proclaiming freedom and equality- tor all. The declaration has only moral authority, at least until the ;;«it regular assembly in S«nte«i- ber, 1040. To give it teeth, a human rights covenant is proposed. This covenant, to bo dratted before the September meeting, would oblige nations which sign the declaration to respect individual rights under pain of sanctions. The vote on the declaration was 48 to 0. .Russia and her five satellites abstained from voting. They were joined by South Africa and Saudi Arabia. Honduras and Yemen were recorded as absent. Soviet Spokesman Andrei Y. Vi- shinsky accused the United Stales, Britain and France during the debate of paving the way for World War III. Vishinsky said the Munich agreement ooenecl the way to war, and added: "The governments of the United Kingdom and France, beinf; supported by the government of the United Stales, did evetvthinc, in their power to deflect this aggression on the part of Hitler from themselves and to open the door by Maryland farm. Chambers has testified under oath that he got some papers for relay to Moscow from Alger Hiss and Henry Julian Wadlcigh, former state department officials. He has testified, too, that Mrs. Hiss copied some of the originals on a typewriter. The committee's acting chairman, Rep. Mundl (R-SD), told reporters investigators have unearthed some "good clues" about a typewriter. He said they have a good .chance ol locating sotvic '-.let- lers which would show whether they came from the same machine that produced copies of stale cle- parlmenl papers. The committee set its next meeting for Monday noon. Whether it will be open or closed or if there will be any witnesses, was not known. tims, 17 Britons. were Americans and seven If You Think You Hove Problems How About the Man With 7700,000 Tent Stokes? Here and There in Arkansas Fort Smith, Dec. 11 —(/P)— Ar kansas coal mine accidents have caused 14 deaths this year. Stale Mine Inspector J\ W. Fitzjarrcll said he did nol Iho lolal number of mine accidents, since figures arc kept on an an- for the aggression of Hitler against the U. S^ S. R. Here are the reasons for tho second world.; war." age Fa i ry la net; Survey Reveals Industrie! Layoffs By the United Press Scattered industrial layoffs and production curtailments were dis closed in a nationwide survey lo know I day. The piled. basis and have not been corn- Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 11 — (IF}— A Luxora, Ark., couple are winners of the grand sweepstakes in the Commercial Appeal's liveal-home competition for Mid-South Negro farmers. Dock and Iclja Nellerville, Route the Memphis Chamber of Com merce at the llth annual live-al- .HIme rally here yesterday. By HAL BOYLE New who's York —(.I 1 )— I know a got 7,700,000 — and man he's Kempstead Schools Get $36,695 in Transport Aid Little Rock, Dec. 11 — (/P)— .. total of $1.1597.073 in stale trans- °P'og the equality of man by what our money is go recovery as well triumph of socialis to' advance I portation aid is being distributed as achieve tic theory. Bugs Bunny Warns: SHOPPING DAYS CHRISTMAS in Washington. It de- Well, I guess I can't use 'em. With us rabbits, this is one way o!' Mother Nature really muffed one. to school districts. Payments by counties announced by Education Commissioner Ralph B. Jones include: Arkansas $Hi,43(j Clark $'26,837 Columbia $29,535 Craighead $32.•156 Faulkner $23,484 Garland S23,- 424 Greene ?32,914 Hempslead 530,015 Hot .Spring S18.329 Jeffer son §3(3, G97 Miller $29,189 Mississippi $S0.836 Ouachita $23,067 Phillips $27.996 Pope $90,818 Pulaski 373.804 Sebastian $29.984 Sevier $15.736 Union $51.235 Washington $18.517 While Slit), 276. KXARTsTheme of Rotary Program At yesterday's Rotary club meeting Luther Tooley, KXAR manager, outlined progress of the local radio sUition during its first year on the air. Appearing were: George Frazit-r, Boyce Wilkerson. Jarnes Gardner, Grant llu.vden and Norman Brad- iord. Other euesls were .lack I,oe they see dared: 'Few Americans can appreciate what a shock Washington can b visitors from abroad. It is to them, even more than to most of us, the symbol of America." Heading the 87-inember "national committee on segregation in the nation's capital" is Dr. George N. Sinister, president of Hunter complaining. But R. W. ("Rocky") Johnson doesn't have 7,700,000 dollars. He has 7 ,700,000 tent stakes. And that's why he's complaining. He's a one man monopolist with a monopoly nobody seems lo want— tent stakes. And Rocky, a Kansas City businessmn, owns a mountain of 'em. "Enough," gloomed the nation's long, half were 10 inches. "First I talked to the lent manufacturers," Rocky recalled. "It turned out that i!,500,000 tent stakes were enough lo last them 50 years —and they don't buy that far ahead.' On enou; the other hand :h to make it unwilling tent stake king, "lo stretch about 2600 miles, or from Cleveland to Seattle." Rockv's troubles began last May while he was traveling about the country buying war surplus materials. At New Orleans an official of the War Assets administration to jtold him: 'At Shrevcporl we've got 8.500.000 surplus lent stakes. H's Washington, Dee. 11 —M 1 )—!leaded, by President Joe Ilardin, Grady, Ark., a group of 47 Arkansas farm bureau members visited the national capital yesterday. The group, en route to the National Farm Bureau federation convention in Atlantic City, was to visit New York today. census bureau reported that Ihe nation's tolal employment dropped below 1)0,000,000 persons lasl month for the first time since last May. Total employment in November was reported at 59,893,000 com pared with 00,13-1,000 Ihe month, before. A survey by United Press dis closed a sprinkling of layoffs in some areas, but mosl of them were ascribed to localised conditions. By contrast, many areas reported no i Savage, Md., Due. .11 — lff>> —A-x though a fairy waved a wand, this southern Maryland village became a Christmas wonderland today. Thousands of youngsters arriving in special trains and autos will find a tinseled toy. town where; once a rundown hamlet threatened with a ghostly existence. Before the clay, is over the strikingly unsuitable name of Savage will be changed to Santa Heim. Hcim is the man who waved the ,wand and by coincidence it also means "home" in German. Hence a fitting name of 'Santa Home.'' . Harry Heim has been planning this Santa Homo since he bought the hamlet of Savage lock, stock and barrel a year ago. Primarily he bought a 200-year-old textile mill going out of business to make his own Christmas tree decorations. Wilh il went (iOO acres and 175 company owned houses and the village utilities. The quaint old brick houses have been repainted and all wear outdoor Christmas decorations. A community house holds . long shelves of toys. The .streets are festooned with 2R.OOQ varicolored lights and on intersections are silver trees framing cutouts of nursery rhyme ehnmcters. bargain. .Think of all Ihe things they could be used for." Rocky agreed il was a rare opportunity. He rushed to Shreveport and found the tent stakes. college. New York. Other members I They had cost the government include Methodist Bishop G. Brorn- j ley Oxnam, Publishers Marshall I Field and Palmer Hoyl. Actor's iMelvyn Douglas and Helen Hayes. Labor Leaders James B. Carey and Walter Rculher. Senator-elect Hubert Humphrey (D-Minrn, and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt. $898,000 —- belter and Ala. Ruben 1). lUaiUn of Genoa, Spare That Tree Charleston, S.C. —f.-Pi— Woodman, spare that tree. Charleslon- ians are pleading. It was their cry 10 years ago \vhen the county grand jury wanted lo chop down a 30U- year-old oak in the center of a principal avenue. The plea worked and the tree was spared. Now the 1948 grand jury U at it again, arguing that the tree is potentially "a serious hazard lo person and property". than a diir apiece. Rocky got them for a frac lion of a cent each. "But you have to move them out in 90 days," he was warned. Rocky looked at his tent stakes again. They were in boxes in a stack 15 feel high 30. feet wide. And the stack stretched a half mile. "Eighty-nine days later I gu! I Ihe last of 'em moved to the other jside of tov.n jy a planing null." Kocky sighed. "But I was twenty j pounds lighter and had 400 nev: gray hairs. "Meanwhile. 1 had been thinking what lo do with them. Everybody thought good seasoned oak \ stakes would be fine for a lot oi tilings. So did 1. But for what'.'" Half the tent pegs were 24 inches there weren't profitable to set up a factory to turn them into ha I'd wood flooring. How about making them into surveyor's slicks? Too costly. Croquet posts'.' No market there either. How about turning them into small picket fences'.' The lent stakes were too heavy and thick. 'I couldn't sell them for firewood because, they burn too fast," mourned Rocky. "1 was willing to donate a big batch to the Boy Scouts— hut it would've cost me more to ship them than 1 paid for 'em." About then Rockv learned that an army depot at .Memphis had li.- 000,000 to 10.000,000 small pup tent pe;M; for s;ili.-. "As for as I was concerned they'd stay fo r sale forever,'' he said. "1 doubt if any man in history every owned as many teiil pegs as 1 dkt--;:r.d I eei'tainly didn't want any more." Tne only way R'.-rky has found so iai' as to ;'et out t'rom under his inve.-tineiil i:, ID manuiaetuiv his tenl slakes into ramp :lnn!s. Kadi ;u;d sojiie eanvas. the job of finding v, ho wanted f" sit " he said. "So far 11)0.000." up "iliO.OOll tent him only 7,700,()JO Little Rock. Dec. 11 —(/Pi— W. R. Spencer. Fayetleville, is new pres ident of the American Society of Civil Engineers' mid-South section. Other officers elected at the group's 19th annual convention here are W. J. Turnbull, Vieksburg. Miss., vice-president F. W. Mitchell, FiiyoUeville, and Sydney Miss., and Leonard .Rock, directors. secretary-treasurer Chandler. Jackson. White, Little Budget Group Way Off of Goal A huge lighted star lops the fac lory and at the lane leading into Savage off the busy Washington aus and his a sled arc There's also a circus tent with life sized animals operated by motors, Two special Baltimore and Ohio railroad trains hired by Heim will. nd Washington, equidistant frorrt here t o Santa Heim. Many others •'ire expected to come in cars and busses. A "Tom Thumb" replica of the first B and O train will carry the youngsters through the streets. Roaming around will be children of the 1,200 residents, dressed in costumes of characters from Motli> cr Goose. i/P. -- The Arkansas tares ei^lit. peLL- 'That left me I.(J()'2.500 people on a e;mip .stool I've oul" I'ldiir! But this used stake;>--lea viin; Little Foi-k, Dec. 10 budget committee, of Hi' Legislative council is approximately $111,000.0(10 away from it.-; goal of cutting appropriation requests to tit anticipated revenue. _ Slate Sen. Clyde Byicl. i-'.l Dora- io. chairman, .said the committee lopes to have all budgets "reduced ill line with revenue" when the full council meets at noon Tuesdav. , , . The budget committee, which re- i'J'i'eial.s blamed eeived appropriation requests f rom \ !" L '|' 1 I'esuicium ite agencies and institutions | buying, amounting to Sr.G.OOO.OUO more than! Al ,V'-''."-'•,,°" lh( ' anticipated ievenue for the U)-l!)-51 i 1 ?! 111 . Su ' el <-i;op.. bienninm, had cut the total to within about S13.OOtJ.000 of its goal \vhe;i il recessed yesterday. Il will meet again Monday morning. Sen. Byrd .said a recapitulation o[ reductions would be available at that lime. reasccl employment. The Pennsylvania unemployment compensation bureau reported that the men's clothing industry in Phil adelphia was "shut down tight" ^ because of overproduction for the j i n '.jn';, ; "youngster's""from'' BauVmore Christmas season. Aboul 2,00!) workers were laid off. Industry .sources said there is a normal slump at this lime of year, bul ordinarily only a couple of hundred workers would be idled. At Stamford, Conn., Ihe maim faclurers' council reported increasing unemployment in the Slumlord Greenwich industrial urea. Exten sive curlailnienl was reported in the watchmaking industry at SVu- terbury. Conn. Business leaders altribuled Ihe curtailment lo competition from the Swiss watch industry. The U. S. Time Crop, laid oil 2,000 of its a,000 wojvKe.rs. Substantial curtail incuts also were reported by Sell) Thomas Benrus and Lux watch. The Shick Co. al Stamford an nounced it would dismiss temporar ily -10 workers on Dec. 17 and cut its work week from -10 lo 32 hours. Company spokesmen said uiitici paled sales had fallen off. There were some indications of a slackening in tile manufacture of home appliances. At Cleveland, O., the Apex Electric Co., which makes washers, ironeri and va cuum cleaners, hud laid off 300 workers. Tho company said it will lay off |-100 iti'jfL- at its Cleveland and San- duke Uiiisky. O.. plants Jan. 1. Company j Th King George Enters 13th Year as Ruler By WILLIAM OATIS London. Dec. 11 — i/Pi — King-. George VI entered the i:uh year of his reigti in poor health today, fill filling royal functions ftonj lus beti. Hi; acceded to the Ihroiu lust <1 d'Ven years ago with tin. abdication oi his brother. Iviny Kdwurd. VIl'I. Kdw.ird gave up the ciov.n awi It'll England in order to marr/y American-burn Mrs. \ValIi- Warfield Simpson. They bee lino the anil <hieh'.'.ss of Windsor, king's uoop was summoned on installment Clyde Porce- j in the Pittsburgh industrial are:'., . ._ .. i.some slackening ot" eoal production II is believed that plants and ; "'as reported. Deep pit commercial animals evolved 1'iviit common an- :mmcs had cut the weak week lo cellars. Ilive days instead of MX or .sewn. to fire a .salute 41 guns in Hydi> Park at noon to mark the antuVJt" sary of George's accession Word fro.m Buckingham pelaco ive temporary j was that the royal family its$ll •100 of its 1,500. would hold no celebration It hub workers because of curtailed out—nut been the custom. ;.'iil. The linn makes porcelain i'or j The. duke and duchess ol Windsor the Bendix Home Appliance C'o..|!;isl I'cporleii taking the SU»1 and said tile layofis were due to a jut the Frciieh Kiviera. lack of orders. j The king, who developed It 1 ,' U'OU- smicsai notices becaus. lo loggy .-'-.oudoii kiiU munth, i-- Itvuled for a eu'c.ululoi\ Ailment. He hu.s, however, it Prime Minister AUli-e ami minisii'rs at Ms bedMdo.
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