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Our Daily read Sliced Thin by The Editor - - Alex. H. Washburr- - Paragraphs Delinquent "fax Of Fscts Reform Yesterday's account from Tokyo neglected to say, but our guess is that the finance minister's propositioning of two women mcm- ' mattcr o£ Pctrillo Ends His Strike on Recordings.— headline. Turning the tables, that is. They say there are only three st;igcs in human life, childhood, adult, and .second childhood— and I think you ran prove this by our reading habits. For children there used to be a big book called The Chatterbox which came out once WEATHER FORECAST Arkansas: Cloudy. miM, rain this- aftenioon, tonight, colder northwest tonight. Thursday cloudy, tain in north, cast. Colder north and west. 50TH YEAR: VOL. 50 — NO. 52 Star of Hopo 1899; Press 1927 Consolidated January 18. I92V HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1948 lAF*j— Mtiatn Asjociaioo Press (NEA)—Moans Newspaper Entnrpriso Ass'n. PRICE 5c COP> Chiang Orged to Nanking, Dec. 15 —(/P)—President Chiang Kai-sheck's top advisors are urging him to give up control of China's crumbling government and let others try to save the pieces. This apparently would mean xj(J' otlr - People in the prime of life j peace negotiations with the Chi- JMemand daily papers and weekly ncsc Communists, magazines. But as they get older ' they require monthly condensations known as Digests—and any cay now I look for a new annual digest of the monthly digests to be known as Your Year-End's Showing. Officials of Hope School District 1-A arc worried by an unexpected trend of delinquency in personal : tax collections. City Superintendent , panics H. Jones says $80,000 in ;->»rtcrt,onal tax assessment;; are dclin- ; quent in the district, and, with an $18-per-thctisand tax rate, this rep- rcspnts a not cash loss to the district of $1.4-10 per year. That doesn't seem such a big figure, $1.440, as tax figures go. But when you consider that it really means $80,000 in assessments has been lost it becomes evident we will have to replace that figure wilh new assessments elsewhere. This is utterly unfair in a self- governing nation, where the right to vote carries with it the respon- 'Rsbilily also of contributing lo pub- m proportion lo your .lie taxes means. Collecting personal taxes is a tough and thankless task. But the delinquents should be collected even though the cost of collection eats up the receipts—if only to The generalissimo's intimates have discussed this among themselves for week amid China's deepening crisis, but it was learned re liably today they finally made such a rccommcndalion to him directly. Chiang has shown no indication he will resign, despite tremendous- pressure. From isolated Pciping, Associated Press Correspondent Spencer Moesa reported there is no doubt in that ancient capital thai peace talks with the Chinese Communists already arc in progress. Moosa reported also that two Chinese air force transport planes managed lo land at Peiping's soulh airfield and left quickly. "They pulled out with high officials, supposed to include Dr. Hu Shih. former ambassador to Washington and now president of National Pciping university." Moosa reported. "He is reported to have received an urgent summons by Chiang Kai-shek in Nanking and might be talked into a cabinet [post or even the premiership." Meanwhile, the failure of Pre , micr Sun Fo to take over the government promptly upon his return from Shanghai today indicated he is having great difficulty in form- —NEA Telephoto Ruth Farnsworth, 28, Navy Civilian employe, who was raped and beaten by nn unknown assailant on the Island of Guam. She was left in heavy brush near where she worked in a jade shop. She died from shock, exposure' and loss of blood. Portsmouth. Va., Dec. 15 —(UP) —A Kentuckian. near death in a Huge Irrigation Plan Proposed in East Arkansas Vicksburg, Miss., Dec. 15 —(/P)—' Flood control and drainage outlets for about 200,000 acres of land is proposed in a program for improvement in the Grand Prairie region in Arkansas. The plan was given a favorable report by the Mississippi river commission and this report has been submitted to the corps of engineers for study. In addition to flood control and drainage, irrigation is included in the comprehensive plan, along with channel enlargement and realignment of bayous in the region. It is planned to pump water from White river to prevent exhaustion of present ground water supplies for supplemental agricultural purposes. The ground water .is used especially in rice irriga- Ilion. The overall cost is $25,000,000 for construction and more than $1,000,000 for land and rights-of-way. Lands and rights-of-way are to be furnished in local interests, which will maintain the works ad reimburse the government for a portio of Ihe cost by making an nual payments in cash or in farm porducts. Would Save Rice Area Stuttgart. Dec. IS —(/PI— Interest od persons here believe the propos ed plan for irrigation of a major portion of the Grand Prairie may Has Hard Time Deciding re-establish the principle that one;: ;' n ,, ., c -,bihet a tax has been levied it is going , g un , appointed by Chiang more to^be collected 100 per cent. j thall two weeks ago, is "resting" c ' after surgical treatment in Shanghai, a friend said. In no other way are you going to keep up good schools and good in a selt'-govcrn- public services «<ing country. -X -K * Aid to China Must Be Prompt But Must Also tie Well Spent By JAMES THRASHER Mr. Truman's top economic adviser. Dr. Edwin G. Noursc, has warned that a rise in military spending in the $15,000,000,000 ceiling set by the President would mean either severely higher taxes or a return of most of the wartime economic controls. Dr. Nourse- puts his emphasis !,»,'on military spending, perhaps because the armed servicet hospital here, confessed today thatj.. mother-in-law trouble made him kill his estranged wife, her sister be responsible for saving the region and mother while his two-year daughter looked on. Then, before police arrived, he critically wounded himself with a shot through the chest. as a rice growing section. The ground water level in the section has been falling off in rec ent years. Even though the plan should be approved in all details by the Unit cd States Engineers, it still will be necessary for congress to appro -NEA Telephoto Ex-paratrooper Edward J. Lada, 23, who hitch-hiked through Berlin's "Iron Curtain" to visit his girl friend gets a return visit "in U. S. Military stocknde by unwed Ruth Recki, 23, right, and their child, Nancy. When questioned by authorities, Lada said he wanted io marry Ruth. Next day he changed his mind, said he wanted to marry another fraulein. He has now changed again, saying he wants to mnry Ruth, and wouldn't leave Germany without her and the baby. Detectives identified him as Leon priate funds before actual construe -aldwell, 35, ot Burdine, Ky., al- tioi (hough he was not -jxpajt:'! io live, they said he remninod u.r,- scious long enough for them lo get a complete confession. tion can be undertaken. Details of the proposal, made known here, include a pumping sta tion on the White River, at DeValls Bluff, a 28mile canal from the Dec. 15 has un- C'astan- after a reports Officers said Caldwell told them ;):j x ' cr ., to Stuttgart, approximately billions that bring no economic return would have an inl'I.iticaiary effect. This only increases the problems confronting the budget makers. One of the undecided items in a new budget is aid to China. Con- I gress has voted the Chiang government $125,000,000, but that is almost gone. At present no policy of . , further aid has been fixed, let '"'• alone any detinile sum of mo'.ioy. There is plenty of speculation, however, based mainly on an all- or-nothing alternative. The grave ; danger of Communist control of Angleton, Tex., Dec. 15 —(UP) 1—A 33-year-old convict faced murder charges today for slicking off [the head of another prisoner in ijl e-7'i r fin l tllc P''csenec of 225 other inmates • [ ,-,, if, „ r wno "dummied up" to protect the .spending ol s [ aycr- Erncst Cleve Jones confessed yesterday that he decapitated Clarence William Redwine, 38, with a heavy vegetable knife during the evening meal at the Retrieve prison farm near here. The farm's entire population was eating in the messhall at the time he was separated from his 25-year old wife who came here with her mother to stay wilh .1 sister, he said. ' Monday he called his wife, and asked her to come back. C'ald. veil to'.d,, detectives. She refused but said she would think jt ovor. At that Caldwell hired a t-ixicab in Kentucky and headed for Portsmouth, stopping in Townsend, Va to buy a pistol "with intention to use it" ho told Del. A. P. Brockell. Late yesterday police answered a call to the sister's apartment. They batt.erd down the locked door and found the little girl, Carolyn, sobbing over the bullet-torn body of of the killing Monday but the murder was not discovered until they marched out. Then guards found Redwine's body lying on the floor. His head lay "on" the table where it had fallen next lo his plalc. Four guards were on duly in Ihe messhall but at the moment of the /-ti - i i -1 r i t **'*"+**:?**"*+ '-rt-ii, m iuu 11 HJIHI:LI i \Ji ii n; China has been considered, and . s i ;iying tnoir attention was attract- also'the grave danger that any aid from us would be frittered -i.vay or misappropriated in "Operation Ralhole." It has been assumed that America was confronted with Hobsoa's cd to a disturbance raised by 10 or more prisoners in another part of the messhall. It was not determined whether the disturbance was created deliberately to dis- . . .,.,. . tract attention from the' lulling. ch , 0: 'oM : ., lMt : h . 1 :''. pOU L. cl ]? U ?,' 1 ,, n .! 0a :' y Authorities, led by prison "sys- hcr mother. Caldwell was sprawled nearby, Culberston, was found the bottom of a back —billions—into a graft-ridden re- («<;gime to let it win back the Communist-held territores, or else write off China as lost and run the risk of having to light communism in Australia or Hawaii or the conlir.oM- f ( , s <;r>rl ...i IT..: *,,j t-i. i J-<~^^>i- i.*. tern Director O. B. Ellis, questioned prisoners intensively for 24 hours but none would admit witnessing the killing. Jones finally broke down yesterday and con- tal United States. Jones told Ellis that he feared critically wounded, and his mother- in-law Mrs. Pearl Stout, 50, of Bur die, lay dying of bullet wounds. . Mrs. CaldwcU's sister, Mrs. Ruby dead at stairway where she collapsed from bullet wounds as she tried to flee. The mother-in-law died en route to the hospital, officers said. Caldwell told detectives that he blamed his mother-in-law for his martial troubles and his separation. He paid $SO for his cab fare, Caldwell told police. The taxi driver could not be found. Two other children of Mrs. Caldwell', by a previous marriage, wc-i"! in the anartment when the husband burst in and started shooting. Cilcdna Douglas, 0, and Roger David Douglas. 4. escaped down the back stairs without injury. 300 miles of laterals through which water may be delivered to 43 percent of the Grand Prairie rice land, and major outlets through which excess water may bo drained off. Floods in the Bayou meto basin which covers much of the Grand Prairie would be controlled by clearing and enlarging the chan nels of Bayou Meto, little Bayou Meto and their tributaries. T'.o proposal which appai ^>jtly would place in the United States engineers squarely in the field of irrigation has been described as setting a precedent. Th project recalls that at the last session on Congress senator J. W. Fulbright tried unsuccessful ly to have jurisidction of the rccla ma tion bureau extened to Arkan sag. The bureau, which customar ily handles federal irrigation proj ccts, operates only in 17 western slates. At a dinner here in his honor Rep. W. F. Norrell of Monticello pro dieted approval by Ihe engineers. II was on the strength of a reso lution written by Norrell that the engineers studied the Grand Prai rie irrigation proposal. ,,,. . , , , . , : -" *- *«••- *j <- »-* - •-' •*-' i • )..i it i ii t, nt i v. 11 i \. i_t ihere have also been those who , thnt Redwine planned to kill him held out hope tnat a liberal and because of an old grudge. representative government might replace the Kuoinintang in non- Communist China, and that Washington might help such a government wilh better conscience and belter results. But time is running , out and a liberal government is not in sight. It appears that only the Communists will oust Chiang Kai-shek—and soon, if help is not forthcoming. To this situation is now added the clear warning that all-out aid to China might bring dangerous inflation here at home. And since the dangers of no aid are apparent, the all-or-nothing approach no longer seems sound. What is to be done, then? It would seem that the only possible solution is for us to help China as much as we can afford to, but lo administer that relatively modest aid more elfectively. After all. we have; supervisors to see that European aid is properly used. We have military advisers in Greece and Turkey. Why should Red wini squealing had accused on him when Jones of he was placed in solitary last year for attempted sexual perversion, Ellis said. Monday afternoon, Redwine again accused Jones of being a stool pigeon and a fist fight developed in the prison dormitory. The fight was stopped by guards and other prisoners. Jones said he feared "there would be more trouble" and that Redwine would try to kill him during the evening. As a worker in the prison kitchen, Jones had access to knives. During the evening meal, he picked ur a vegetable knife with a heavy 12-inch blade and went to the table where Redwine was eating. "I asked him if he would talk to me," Jones said. "I did not want any mora louble. 'He put his hand in his shirt. I was scared and I knew he was going to kill me. I hit him with the knife and went back • where I was Convicted Slayer of Wagner Gang 5s Captured Guatemala, Guatemala, ; — (/P.) — A military coup 'seated President. Salvador cda Castro of El Salvador day of fighting, direct jfrom the capital said today. The president's desire for extension of his four-year term of office for another two years from March jl. 1049, appeared to be at least one of the factors. Elections for a constituent assembly to pass on that question were to be held Thursday and Friday. Four Latin American governments were overthrown earlier this year. These were in Costa JJica. Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela. A group of army officers were (reported in control of El Salvador. Castancda was detained at Zapotc fort after his reported resignation. There has been no announcement as to who will head the new government. An American embassy spokesman at San Salvador said no U. S. citizen has been hurt and no U.S. property damaged. Conditions returned to normal in the country. Buses resumed runs and stores opened. 15 -(/Pi- Xmas Cantata at Baptist Church Dec 19 The Choir of the First Baptist Church under the direction " of James E. Birkhead will present the Christmas cantata, "The World's Redeemer" by Fred B. Hollon Si-n- day evening, December 19. at 7-;iO P.m. Mrs. Hendrix Sprains will assist at the organ, and Mrs. Basil York at the piano. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. Mrs. Hendrix Spraggins, with Mrs. Basil Washington, Dec. struggle for control of Republican parly machinery loomed today wilh reports that Carroll Reece may challenge national Chairman Hugh Scott in a comeback attempt. Scott, a Philadelphia congress man, replaced Recce as chairman last June when Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York won the par ly's presidential nomination. Although Scott has given every indication he intends to fight to hold his job, Dewey's November defeat has produced a crop of prospective opponents. Besides Rcecc, others mentioned include Rep. Everett M. Dirksen of. Illinois, who is retiring congress; Tom Coleman, former Wisconsin state chairman and a supporter of Harold E. Slasscn, and Senator John Cooper of Ken lucky, defcalcd for reelection. Backers of Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio were credited with having engineered Recce's election to the party helm in 10-16'. So Taft's return from a European trip is being awaited not only for his views on the party chairman ship and possible reorganization of i the GOP senate leadership, but on a party policy conference suggest ed yesterday by Scott. Scott told reporters he will lay before the national committee — probably late in January -- a pro posal lo have representative Re publicans meet and draft a state mcnt of party policy. He said his idea is that the com mittce should set up the machinery J. H. (Pod) Porlerfield, head for a meeting of its own members of the local Arkansas State Police with GOP lawmakers, former can district, yesterday bagged a (i- rlidatcs, representatives of labor point Buck near Mena yesterday, land industry, young Republican:; it was learned here today, and possibly state chairmen. Pod Poirterficld Bags 6-Point Buck OFJ Deer Washington, Dec. 15 —(/P)— A member of Ihe House Un-American Activities committee said today it las a report that detailed informa tion on the Norden bomb sight leaked out to Russian representatives as early as 1!)3(1. This member, who would nol permit the use of his name, said the report was obtained orally by a committee investigator and -the committee is now pursuing it. In 1938, the Norden bomb sight was one of the United States biggest military secrets. Some army men boasted that bombardiers could hit a pickle barrel from three miles up, using the sight. In actual combat, it never proved out that good, but was a highly successful sight by comparison .,.,.,. with what was available to other from ! nations. i'hc 'nouso 1 committee ' member did not say where the Russians were reported to have obtained information on the sight. However, yesterday, the committee said that highly'important and detailed information on secret Profits Hade With Aid Money of Wasington. Dec. 15 — (/P) — European profit-taking on scrap metal bought with Marshall plan dol lars brought congressional warnings today that such deals mvay jeopardize future recovery /nnds. Senator McClellan (D-Arki told a reporter "if we cannot get them to slop such practices — which I regard as a breach of faith — then congress will have to stop the A'holo program." The practices he Tofcrrcd to involved the resale to American buyers o£ over 20.000 tons of scarce aluminum and lead which British, Belgian and dutch dealers had bought in Canada and Latin-America with U. S-advanccd funds. The Economic C')o;,e; ;;ti 11- Administration announced late yes- le-aay that tin: three Euro- 1 'j.'.ii goveriM-i.'iits already had been asked to halt the sales and to take immediate stops to prevent future ones. Although no violation of law is involved, such deals are contrary to EC'A policy. "Unless this situation is, explained or brought under complete control.' ' acting Administrator Howard Bruce said, "We propose to reduce drastically our allocations to those countries." The EGA said the European scrap dealers bought 80,010 tons ot aluminum in Canada this year for 10 cents a pound then sold 15,853 tons of the metal of buyers on this country for 27 to 30 cents a pound. Likewise, 5.847 tons of lead scrap were resold out of a total of 12.027 tons bought with U. S. dollars in Canada, Newfoundland, Mexico and Peru. Marshall plan advances for the original scrap rnelal purchases total over $29,000,000. Spokesmen for the aluminum industry, however estimated the premium prices paid, in the resales added about $2,000,000 to consumer costs. Senator Hickenlooper (R.-Iowa) said the transactor! "raises a very, serious question as to the use of. this help we arc giving." "ERF was designed to help these countries get back on their feet locally from a production standpoint and not for the purpose of skim riling dollar profits off merchandise transactions," he commented. While Bruce said he thinks the Wh^atley Dec. If) — (/Pi — A convicted murderer who cracked out _ _ £ o ot Mississippi's prison farm seven ' York at the piano will present seY years ago with the notorious Ken- sonal music, nic Wagner was iieaded back to his cell today. Clifford Sherman Smith. 4-!, was captured at a farm near here yes- jterday by Arkansas and Mississippi law officers. lie said he had been "going straight" for years. Smith was convicted of the mar- _ _ der of Mrs. Qnebelle Hale Waits, I rus and ~ Choir' shot in her home in La Fayclte "The Gates -The program is as follows: "He Shall Reign Forever"—Opening Chorus "Neath the Starry Heavens" — Mrs. Shirley Hervey, Mrs. Philip Keith and choir. 'SArise and Shine"—Choir "From Lands Afar"-vMen's Cho- cnunty. Miss., while playing cards with friends in 1931. He was sentenced to life in prison. In 1941, Smith and Wagner, a of Heaven Unbu George Keith and Choir "I Bring You Good Tidings" Woi W. Andrews. Solo, Beth Sas'ser ricn's i Choi-US, assisted by \V. we not have a better iorce of ad- 1W orking in the kitchen" ministrators in China, where of- | Ellis said there was 'no doubt" ficial corruption is notorious anchthal the disturbance set up by olh- Continued on page two Bugs Bunny Warns: SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRfSTMAS :er prisoners at the lime of the mur- 'der "allowed the killer en iu;,h pro- 1 lection to commit the crime without being delected." Ellis termed Rechvine "one. of the. jiive worst prisoners" in the entire (Texas penal system. He had been I at Retrieve since 1041. Servin:; a 1 total of 1!.) years on four sentence s from Houston. Kllis said Jones would ior licdwine';: iv.urder by ia county otlicials here. yuninan with a record of five kill- "Glory to God in the Highest" |ings in three states and several —Otho Taylor and Choir i daring prison escapes, broke out of "The Song and the Star"— Mr-' ;Parehman prison larm. | Shirley Hervey and Choir | Smith sau! he and Wagner scpa-1 "Christmas "Memories" —Choir. Soprano and Alto Duet, Tenor and Bass Duet "He Came to Redeem the World" —Double quartet. Mrs. J. S. Gibson, Jr.. Mrs. Jesse Brown, soprano: Mrs. A. W. Martin. Mrs. Philip Keith, alto; Claud Taylor. Waymond Taylor, tenor; Hendiix Spra.^gins, George Keith, bass. "Come, Let Us Adore Him" -I Choir l.irin luar here four years airiud and was By HAL BOYLE New York — i.'l'i--- Curtis G. Culin Jr., made only one invention in his life — but it helped win the battle of NuiTjiamlv. It was this unheralded young sergeant who ligtired out a way for American tanks to crash through the French hedgerows. This led to Gen. Patton's famous dash across France. Kecoi'.ni/.in:; that the "suggestion box" principle v>ay:-; off on the battlefield as we'll as on the? industrial from. Gen. D'.vight Eisenhower pays this ti-ilmle to "Bud" C'ulin in his memoirs: "(Hoi restored the effectivc'iiess of tiie tank and gave a tremendous boost to morale throughout the army." [ 1 set out lo ;;et tin.- sergeant's Iowa story, i-.nd tound him less irn- |pressed wilh hib own invention \ than w;.-o iiis f'Mtmamler-iii-chiel. I K.'-:-:,ei i;eant Cnlin. — useless. We couldn't defend ourselves." The problem for the tanks Ac- spy 1 to my whatever 'S'aicl. "Hut inot to run ea ii ie a !t >!i il. ; "I'd li!:r lo lell Die world." said. ''!h;i'.. enn'ie do' s not pay. ! lie Ex Resident of Hope Dies in California larm 1' i U a v. „ . , Sultry Weather Brrrr, it's frigid today! Well, one consolation. Although many are cold, few are fro?en. Cm Us t'.lk-r. ;-un of Mr. anil Mrs O. S. Kller. lurmer residents of H«jje. tiled at his home in Downey. Calif, uii December 1. He and hi; family n:uved to California a'r.' 3 years ago. Besides ins parents he is .--ur- vhx-J by two brothers, l.ilbein <•( Sotith'iale. Calii.. and Garner !•'.!- ler of Torrenco, Culii. Benediction — Rev. S. A. Whitlow Choir personnel: Sopranos: Mrs. Jesse Bro.vn. ., Mrs. Shirlev Hervev Mrs -\ ("I C. li. Walden said! Rives. Airs. J. S. Gibson Jr Mr.- ni back to Parch- ; Kd V/illiamt. Mrs. Henry lia.vn.-.s. Miss Betty Porter. Miss" Manetu Downs. Tenor: Willis Thra.sh. 11. J-:. Thrash, Otho Taylor. Guy Gri- •;..;. n , t , Claud Taylor, Waymond Tuyh,;. Brings Heavy ! AHOS : Mrs. A. s. wuiiam.s. Jr. f , . f i| I Mrs. K. S. Franklin, Mrs. A. \V. KafJtrOli j Marti.:, Mrs Philip Keith. Mr.s. W. I M. iUson. Mrs. Cue McAdains, Mi.:.-. Hot sultry weather brought a ! 1-iclh .Sasser. 'iwnpour on Hi'pe and surround- I Bass: Hendiix Spraggins. \V. \V. (I this Andrews, George Keith, J. 1. liir,.- in reg- den. W. I.. Porter. Mr. !\lr(',-.r:.;[>, i inch liif Kxper- ! . Melvin Thrash. Lloyd Thrash, T i: ;.<<>-(.•<.< lli;.;h t'-m- ' mas McBav. 1-erii'd v, as 7."> and] The public is cordially inviti j to attend this program: was to find a way to force a path through the hedgerows, guns firing instead of clamboring over them. A( first combat engineers were sent out on foot to blast holes; in Ihe hedgerows. But they were nicked off by German infantry. 'One clay my commanding officer called a meeting of noncom.s to gel suggestions." said C'ulin. "1 didn't know anything about mechanics or eiigini.'i'rin,'.'., bill 1 had seen a lot of German iron roadblocks. "I suggested putting sharpened ' chunks of iron from these road- , blocks on our tanks so we- could dlM through the hedgerows," They tried it. They welded four flanges to a crossbar, fixed it to a tank —- and the 15-ton vehicle pitch lorked its way right through iiit; nearest hcdgrow. "Gen. Bradley heard about it and came down to watch a demonstration," said Culm. "He' saw it worked, and swuie {is to .secrecy. He then secretly had 0(10 of our frontline tanks equipped. They were used lo spearhead our attack." The device caught the completely by surprise, rmv made a weapons had been, channeled out of the army. The committee informant said the information reportedly leaked out through a civilian employe of the war department still believed to be in the government service. Committee sources also said a man suspected of stealing military secrets and handing them over to the Russians may be hauled before the spy hearings later this week. The secrets are supposed to have come out of the Aberdeen proving ground on Chesapeake Pj<iy north ol Baltimore. There was no immediate hint as to their nature beyond the claim thai they included "formulae, dcscriplions and leading information involving our hitting ant! our defensive power." As the House Un-American livities committee pushed its hunt into this new field: 1. Acting Chairman Minult (II- SD> said "the feeling on the committee is unanimous that then: is a Soviet espionage ring operating in Washington now." He said the government has done "not one, single, effective thing lo prevent it." 2. The committee tried to prod a Nw York grand jury into comi'ig out with indictments "o£ all guilty parlies" connected with a Soviet espionage ring that was, in committee words, "aided and abetted by officials and employes of our own i-'overnment." 3. Arrangements were made for serial publication of all but four of the secret papers obtained from Wbitlaker Chambers, former Communist courier. The four are still regarded by the stale department as likely to injure national security, but the others will be released in batches starting tomorrow. -1, The committee said that starting tomorrow it expects lo "exer- i:;c the full authority of its subpoena powers and the other authorities granted it by congress." deals were made by "companies not countries," he told leportcrs, "we're I'oing to put this problem; .3'yH.ar.ely .up to .•the-LCOufttri^a,.- in; volved.' ' " " • ' ' ''""'' "Either they cooperate," he said, "or we will trim shipments out of this country." The British ministry of supply said last night "these complaints do not apply to Britain." A spokesman said the only aluminum cleared for export to this country in 1948 was "about 1,000 tons" Q? "secondary" scrap which bad been rerneited. He said it had been sold on a quota basis., to. U, ; S. buyers "to enable smelters to. retain prewar makets." Phone Wage Compromise indicated St. RiverJordon Water Used at Christening London, Dec. 15 —- (UP) -- Water from the River Jordan specially flown to England for Ihe occasion will be used today to christen Prince Charles Philip Arthur George ot Edinburgh, month-old 1 son of Princess Klixabuth' and Prince Philip. The water will be contained in an elaboratle silver gilt font which has been used for every chastening in the British royal family j since Queen Victoria's first child Iwiis christened in 18-11. The solemn ceremony will tnk& place at 3:30 p.m. (10:30 a.m.. KST) in one of the state rooms ot Buckingham palace. The decision lo hold the christening in London. was made so that Kini; George VI, who is suffering from a senous and painful leg ailment, could attend without the strain of travel. The ceremony will be private, attended only by a few close members of the ' royal family. Officiating will be the archibishop of Canterbury, spiritual head ot the Church of Enyhmd. Prince Charles will be dsossecl ifor the occasion in a lace christening robe made for Queen Victoria's first child and worn subsequently by King George and his two daughters, tiie Princesses E1J2-- abeth and Margaret Hose. The British press had its own Official christening late yesteiday atl-' the re- Eot- 50.0(K; of its a new work Louis, Dec. 15 — progress toward a was reported last Southwestern Hell Tel pany and a union ot v.'orkors in lining up i-rnlract. mtinue to• the two for discus- iu'eS. .M :.'n of Die rkei s of Amer- ui aii'.i 'i'exas. The U ,-,t publici/.i'd <jfft. r is ek raises for classified after the prince's name was, nouni'L'd. The papers called prince "Bonnie Prince Charlie' calling memories of Charles | ward Stuart, the romantic, (.Ti — Some | legendary figure who led a compromise jlinn in 1745 to recapture the crown niylit by the for the House of Stuart, .•phone com-[ London immediatlely began to' speculate on the choice of Charles for the prince's first name. TjMt Daily Telegraph : ; ai;l the name was chosen for "personal and private reasons." probably because of Kli/.abeth is its Scottish Klixabeih k- CharleK is U'ike but has set j throne after I tore may some day rule Britain as .'.sterdny rejected'• King Charley III. Charles 1 njioisal calling for i heheudeo. under Cromwell as a iheiea.se for em-1 rant. Charles II. known as , Arkansas, K'ut-, "merry monarch" because of series of mistiesses, including Gwynne. ruled frcm Hiol to The baby's second name, Philip, ior his lather. Prince Piulzp, hi.s third tKtnie pix-Mihiab-JV after Kin^ Geor.ut-. Arthur Is Knu'. George's iluixl ii'iu)£. names are uislun\arj. fnr (he Scottish. connotations. Queen Scottish. next in lino toi tl^ft his mother and there- ty-

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