Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 24, 1948 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, December 24, 1948
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Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washbuni— Arkansas Hears End of a Good Year In extending the season's greetings to employers and workers the Arkansas Employment Security Division remarks: "Santa Glaus has certainly been good to Arkansas during thc year 1948. With employment at a peace-time high, unemployment at a record low, ,S industrial progress in the state con• 'Unites at a rapid pace." And the figures bear out the state department's optimism. Total employment this December is greater than for December a year ago. Arkansas has 237,000 working this month on non-manufacturing jobs, a gain of 11,800 from last December. And factory workers number 79,000, up 2,000 from a year ago. Certainly we are closing a good and reassuring year for thc people y/pf our state. It is good because 'generally speaking the people have prospered. And it is a reassuring .year for the very reason that makes some folks doubtful, namely that there have been fluctuations in commodity values. Such evidence of a levclling-off process foi 1949 is worth a great deal to our state and America in terms o£ as surance for 1949. •«< * * Year-Long Christmas Spirit Is What the World Needs .*•' By JAMES THRASHER WEATHER FORECAST Arkansas: Rain this afternoon, toiiight Saturday. Rain turning to snow north tonight. Colder Saturday, in north tonight. Lowest tern, pcraturcs 26 to 32 north tonight. 50TH YEAR: VOL. 50 — NO. 60 Star of Hope 1899; Press 1927 Consolidated January 18, 192S HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1948 tAP)—Means A»^ociated Press 1NEA)—Mflons Newspaper Enterprlsa Ass'n, PRICE 5c COPY U N Council ^ ope and'Territory Turn Out to Greet Sonta Glaus Demands Dutch End Fighting Paris, Dec. 24 — Iff)— The security council today ordered an immediate end to the fighting in Indonesia and prompt release of Indonesian leaders captured by the Dutch. The council's Christmas eve vote on these two issues was seven for and none opposed. Four nations abstained. The council turned down the joint U. S.-Colombian-Syrian de mand for withdrawal of Dutch forces from areas seized since the Netherlands attack on the In donesian republic started Sunday. Five nations voted for it and none against, but six abstained. Seven votes are needed for passage in the council. Russia asked that the Netherlands be condemned as an aggressor. The council order was based on thc American Colombian - Syrian proposal, as amended. Delegates made their decisions .._ ,, , .„ , in a series of ballots on separate P , e .? c f.,u OI J co . rlh v So° d wl11 lo paragraphs of the three-power men? What a laugh! project and two Australian-Syrian .'We've heard people express amendments. themselves to that effect They . France Argentine. Canada, Bel may _be the cynics who tell you !gium) thc Sovjet Union and the So . let Ukraine defeated the with- rawal proposal of the resolution y abstaining. AH other council members voted for it. The Ukrainian delegate was not pres nl and the Ukraine accordingly was marked as abstaining on all allots. France, Belgium, Argentina and he Ukraine abstained on the proposal to issue the cease fire order, ranee, Belgium, Russia and the that Christmas is just a tremendous commercialized promotion by manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers to snag off thc sentimentalists' dollars. They may be the people who, weary of the seemingly endless grist of depressing head- Klines describing violent words and violent clashes between man and rnan. These people, with, perhaps ' excusable bitterness, will tell you that "Peace on earth, good will to men," never did exist, does not now exist and never will exist. But they are wrong. And happily, they are in the minority. For there truly is a Crristmas spirit. You could almost feel it during the weeks just before Christmas, when, as the holiday drew closer, people seemed to be- 'icome nicer. They were more tol- • rant of each other. They didn't push and shove in the stores. even though overcrowded aisles put a strain on patience. There were understanding smiles where ordinarily there would be frowns of annoyance. Yes, there certainly is a spirit of good will abroad: And it affects people of all kinds and creeds ra ther than those to whom Christ majs has a special religious significance. Today you find thousands of people partaking of Christmas Us-qjhc good will part, the making &tfter people happy part—who. few" generations ago would not have done so. Today, in thc United States, Christmas is celebrated by the vast majority of us because most of us, no matter what oui faith, enjoy the feeling of goodness and inner peace engendered by the season. The tragedy of it all is that this j "era of good feeling" is so fleeting. •After Christmas, thc gay trees come down, the songs are stilled. VWe tend to revert to our year-long habits of self-centered thinking and forget about the other follow— at whom we smiled so warmly during Christmas week. Perhaps some day the Christmas spirit will last the year around. That's a large, large order to fill and will take some Ukraine abstained on the proposal o order the release of captured Indonesian leaders, though a Russian resolution had proposed the same thing. Soviet Delegate Jacob A. Malik submitted the resolution, proposing hat it be adopted instead of a U. S.-Colombian-Syrian resolution which he-termed too lenient. . . Amnesty for 15 Japs Is Surprise Tokyo. Dec. 24 — (/P) — A surprise amnesty order freed 15 high ranking Japanese war criminal suspects this Christmas eve. General MacArthur let them out of Sugamo prison, where Hideko Tojo and six other top war criminals were hanged only a few hours earlier, the amnesty order cleared 19 names, leaving only two major war crimes defendants, who arc now on trial. Three of those freed were members of Tojo's Pearl Harbor cabinet. Two others joined his cabinet later in the war, and two more served in previous Japanese cabinets. State Prepares to Celebrate Christmas By the Associated Press Preparations for celebrating Christmas weie completed m most riomes in Arkansas today, the eve of thc 1,948th birthday of the Christ.; child. Virtually all federal, state, cpun. ty and municipal (offices \vfcte closed at noon Friday to give em> ployes a full holiday for the yuletide season. Most business offices and stores^ were to close at the end of the. day,' not to reopen until Monday, Coming of Santa Clans — that mythical gentleman with a bag of toys—was the talk of the small fry as they awaited his arrival in. their homes tonight. Thousands of less fortunate chil drcn will have a Merry Christmas.; this year, thanks to the work of numerous civic, charitable and church organizations. These groups collected food, money and toys to give to the underprivileged. Churches throughout the state prepared Christmas eve programs and on Saturday many will hayei special services on Christmas day. The northwest section of Arkansas may get snow Christmas but in' the rest of the state it probably will rain, he U. S. Weather Bureaxt at Little Rock reported. Temperatures are expected to drop Friday night. Hot Springs will present its 18th annual Yuletide enroling and tableaux program, depicting the birtlv of the Christ child. All traffic on Central avenue —the city's main thoroughfare—will be halted near the site and light on adjoining buildings wiJ"., he dimmed for the program. The Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual event. Snowstorm Swirls Over Midwest doing. But we can reflect that, at least in this country, there is wider Shumei Okawa, who slapped Tojo on his bald head at the beginning of the war crimes trials, was included. The propagandist is in an insane asylum where he has TrumanWishes Everyone a Merry Xmas Independence, Mo.. Dec. 24 —f/P) —President Truman had a "Merry Christmas" wish for every friend and neighbor today as preparations for tomorrow's celebration reached a climax in his KTissouri been since the charges against him were dropped in 1946. home. UN, Dutch Differ on Observers diffusion of thc Christmas spirit The Amnesty today than there used to be. May- posthumously to Hayao Tada, for- be it WILL spread to the rest| m cr commander, in chief of the the world. It certainly would j Japanese armies in China who died make the world a nicer the to- Printers of Miami Newspaper Go on Strike Miami, Fla., Dec. 23 — (7P) Composing room employes of Miami Herald went on strike . day. *' Eddie Page, president oi Local i Nc. 430 of the international typo-: graphical union, said "the other daily newspapers are still negotiating with the union and we hope a satisfactory agreement will be reached." Page, in a statement, said only issue involved in calling strike was wages." Emmctt C. Choate. attorney resenting the Herald and Miami Daily News place. I Dec. 16 and Kumataro Honda, former ambassador to - China who died Dec. 16 and Kumataro Honda, former ambassador to China who died two days later. The nineteenth man — Yaka- chiro Suma — remained under house arrest. Once spokesman for the foreign offices, he served as ambassador to Madrid between 1040 and 1946. Most of the 15 who walked out of Sugamo had been imprisoned three years awaiting trial on war crimes charges. They were among a large number of so-called major suspects arrested early in the oc cupation. Twenty eight originally were accused of war crimes. The parade from Sugamo in eluded these members of Tojo's Pearl Harbor cabinet — Nobosukc, Kishi, commerce minister Miehi- yo Iwamtira. justice minister, and Ken Terashima, minister. Kisaburo Tojo's home minister and "the the- rep the in negotiations, jbecamc issued prior to He'll extend his greetings to thc entire nation in a radio address from his old-fashioned living room in which a 10-foot Christmas tree sparkles with light bulbs and spreads its shadows over colorful order extended Christmas packages. His talk at 5:10 p. m. (CST) will give the signal for the light ing of another Christmas tree, a giant living tree on the south lawn of the White House where hundreds will gather for Washington's traditional Christmas eve ceremony. The tree, a 8rj-foot fir, was dee- orated with vari-eolorcd bulbs yes terday. An hourlong ceremony, to be marked by carol singing and musie by the marine band, will begin in Washington at li:30 p. m. (CST). It has been a gay holiday sen son for the chief executive since he flew here from Washington L Wednesday. He has acknowledged .Ithe "Hi Harry" from fellow Missourians with a "Merry Christmas" and talked with as many of his old cronies as a crowded schedule has allowed. The uiieasv international situation has cast the only shadow on his enjoyment of his visit. He talked for ten minutes by long nice telephone yesterday with Secretary of State Lovctl. i Lovett brought him up lo date on Batavia. Java, ITec. 24 —UP)— Differences developed today between tne Dutch and the United Nations over the maintenance of U.N. Military observers in thc field in Indonesia. Thc U. N. good offices commit tee cabled the security council it had rejected a Netherlands request that it call in the six-nation observer tennis, but that niost of the observers arc returning to Batavia anyway by the order of the Dutch army's territorial command ers. The teams are made up of U. S. British A u s tralian, Chinese, French and Belgian officers. The Dutch notified the GOC The Netherlands is "unable to accept any responsibility" for observers, whether they move with Dutch units or by themselves. "The committee feels," the GOC told the security council, "that this action taken by the Netherlands military command without refere- enee to the committee, will deprive the committee, and consequently the security council, of the services of military observers in the field." —Shipley Studio This remarkable shot by John Hai-rie of Shipley Studio was made with a single flash bulb on Monday night, December 13, when Hope and surrounding territory turned out to greet the arrival of Santa Claus The scene gives Hope a big city look. It pictures Second street running west from the First National Bank to beyond the Saenger theater. O!d Santo Glaus and His Reindeer Are Heading for American Homes Right Now By HAL BOYLE Pole, Dec. 24 waving a long piece (/Pi — He's North off! Santa Clans is on his way at last! The jolly old saint and his famous reindeer are zooming through the Arctic skies right now, heading for the American border. He'll reach il tonight. The northern lights .switched on to a clear steady green— the "go ahead" signal. And the Royal Ca nadian mounted police sent Santa this message: "We are clearing all air lanes in your path, old boy. There is no speed limit for you tonight. The sky is yours. Go as fast as you like. Good luck-" And Santa Clans needed that wide, clear road in the sky. For his big red sled was plaeed so full communications dJKt . Ando, who later , acti ,.,-,„ - ie mlnlster an . d Lov ... „.. said in a statement issued prior lo,i<; a/A , 0 ^oki who was named great- j pvol ,, m ..,,.. -..i m)a -i the strike that he did not believe ; 01 . East Asia minister in 1943. ! A , "' vv I'Ml of snow which ine wage controversy was serious, j ;l!so wel - e released. 'started' vc^t e rday afternoon. "The main ditference between ( The announcement of the amnes-'wrapped ' a "white' Christmas" Cpl. Dudney to Be Buried December 26 of gifts it overflowed. H looked like a hay rick through the I running out ioi paper. "You almost forgot your list of good children," she said. 'Never mind." said Santa, "I don't need it. This year I am going to give presents to every little boy and girl, good or bail. The bad ones will feel sorry then, because they know they don't deserve a | nice present. It'll make 'em try harder to be good next year. That isn't according to lloyle," said Mrs. Claus, who likes to play bridge. "Bui it does make sense, you old softie." Santa stood up to crack his whip in the air—the signal to be off. Bui then he heard a small voice crying: "Wait, please wait." It was Cluny, Santa's favorite little elf. The other elves gossipped about Cluny and said she was clumsy at making toys. But Santa knew it was only because she was Mother Dies When Son's Body Arrives By DAVID C, WHITNEY New York, Dee. 24 —(UP)—No tears were in Mrs. Nettie Le Voff's eyes as she entered the funeral parlor. The f)7-year-o)d mother had waited too long for that. Instead, she only sighed when the flagdraped coffin of ir-old war hero son, Pvt. Le Voff. " she murmured softly, come home." he saw her Ifl-yuB Seymour "Sonny, "you've Then she .slumped lo the floor— dead of a heart attack. "It was the 'waiting that killed her," her 5(>yoar-old husband, Morris, explained today. "The trouble was the army gave her too long to think about it." Le Voff sad he wished the army could be made to realize how hard it was on parents waiting for the bodies of their soldier sons to be brought back. Their son had been killed in the invasion of Kniwetok atoll in the Pacific in February, 1944, he said. "She had a heart attack when s Seymour had the parties arose over the union .demand for extended jurisdiction over certain typists who might be employed to cut tape for use upon machines operated by the composing room employes," said Choate. Star Will Not Publish on Christmas Day The Star will not publish Christmas Day, .one of the three holidays the newspaper observe/. The others are July 4. and Thanksgiving, Publication tvill be resumed on Alunduy. December 27. pp ty was delayed until the prisoners ,blanket over the spacious lawn on were leaving. Mac-Arthur's head-j the Truman home and those of the quarters did not reveal the deaths ! president's neighbors, of the two militariests who were j He drove home through the snow confined in Sugamo prison until land over slinuery roads last night the amnesty. i from his penthouse apartment in Alva C. Carpenter, head of Mac- jKr-nsas City's Hotel Miihk-bach. and Arthur's legal section, in announc-ja bricl visit at nearby Grandvie'.v. ing the dismissals said officials inllUo.. with his sister. Mis:; IVluiy the group occupied office at a time when they could not have been re spunsible for atrocities or were industrialists who could not be charged with atrocities. The two on trial arc: Adm. Soemi To.yoda, former chief of the Japanese naval staff) Twain's Burial Ground accused of command responsibility- Samuel Clemens, who for atrocities, and Gen. Hiroshi : under (he name of Mark i'1'junura former head of the war i it' buried in Weodlawn C( ^prisoner information b u r e an. , near the Old (j'urrv larm i charged with responsibility for the | he wrote many of his j mistreatment of war prisoners. I stories, near Elrnira, N.Y. !a briel visit at nearby Gr ;IUo.. with his sister. Mis IJane Truman. • The chili was brought •'containers by Krnie •jyional head o! the limit, who.-.!.- chili the j sampled before. in in g Aiiliekit, alcohol president iant i re- ! tax has Funeral services for Cpl. Cha William Dudney. 2:1, Washington soldier who vvus killed in a bus | accident at Toole. Utah Deccmbei |1«. will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday I December 1^0, at_the Presbyterian j ! Church of Washington, in charge ' i of the Be-.'. J. C. Williams. Burial | I will be in Washington cemetery. ! i He is survived by his parents. ! , Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dudney and a ( ! brother, Paul Dudney, Jr. of Wash- \ i ington. ' Warns Counterfeit Bills Are Being Passed "Oh, dear, oh dear." worried Santa, just before the takeoff. "I do hopo none of these presents fall ^ out and bean some pour innocent j rabbit down below. 1 believe must be the heaviest load I've in twenty years." "What" is he I'letting about?" whispered Donncr to Vixen. "He's jonly riding in that sled. We have i to pull it." • Vixen laughed so hard the bells '. on her harness tinkled in merry music. And all the other reindeer i laughed, too. As Santa Ckius climbed into the puffing a little be- iiined sonic weight •tv black and while -d across the snow reindeer. j.el out of the way, iii'.a Clans imports' id. Surprised; are- you penguins • I\"oi ih Pole any- jpocx-d to be at the she had a good heart. "Here," said the tiny elf, holding up a small shiny figure. 'What's this'.' What's this'.'" this'grumbled Simla. "You're too late, had |My [jack is already loaded." "It is only my present to the world." said C'luny. '1 made it at night in my room--all by myself." Santa took the little figure from her hands. 11 was a beautiful angel with butterfly wings and a robe of purest white. In her hand the angel held a small magic wand. "It is the angel of peace," c-x- „ , u wailin g Prosecutini' Attorney James l ! kinliiii and Sheriff Claud Suit today warned local merchants tl bogus bills have been pasted •nielery ; this section in tile past few days, wh'-re i A $20 counterfeit bill was passed famous ! in El Dorado last Monday and 1 others were reported recently. seat of ihe :;!ed. cause he ha.; ; this winter, thi p'- nguins '.'.'.'idol in front of tin"Here, here, please." s.;.id ^ anlly. Then he "Why what doing up at lii W'ly'.' You're si. South Pole." "We're- on a of the penguins Florida Have plained C'luny. ! "Why Cluny'." said Santa. j"This'is better than all the other i gilts put together. I'll see that jyour angel w;;ve.s lif-r w;.md for mile day at l-.-a.-'t over every home |in the laud." And he picked up Cluny and gave her a big. v.'hisl'er-lickly kiss, on her cheek. Then he picked up his long whip again and cracked it sharuly in ihe frosty air. "Ho." ho. ho, here we go! roared. "Ho. ho. ho! he-ie we eaped began vacation." suid one ." We're looking for > The eight reindeer you seen il any-! ward and the big sled through the snow. faster, faster — and hitchhiker;., w Just then 34 •st iiing tuxedoes." i say," said ;. iiuuia Cluus came i Suma v>\ i'bv K,v>kirno. liis way. "She was in that she t. for the body to be brought back. "Finally we got a notification from the army about three-anfi-a half weeks ago. They said we could expect to receive the body within from four days to five weeks. Four days to five weeks, can you imagine that? "The strain got to working on her mind. She kept expecting word every day. And it was only last Monday that we got final word the body was to lie delivered to the fu I neral parlor." : He said arrangements were 'made for the funeral of thc son 'yesterday, and that he kept Mrs Le Voff from going to the under- 1 taking establishment until lime for the services. "She was very (illiet on the way Mo ihe chapel." Le Voff said. i"Tiieie weren't any tears -she had used them all up ill waiting. But i when she saw tin; coffin, il was too mucn for her. i ! Le Volt' postponed the funeral i .ol tile son so that Mrs. ; could be buried with Christmas eve. 1 "Hut I wish something could be 1 ever done," Le Voff said, "to prevent t'"s e else." By United Press A snow storm swirled slowly over the midwestern states today; toward the Atlantic coast, prpitiis- mg to biing a white Chustmas to most of thc nation. t A moderate to heavy fall of [fftow was sifting to earth this nrornirijt over a wide band extending from; the Rocky , Mountains- to Ohio. The bad weather struck as Hundreds of thousands ,of persons began trips via auto, tram, bus and airplane for Christmas visits at home or with relatives and friends. Weather Forecaster L. I,. Means issued a warning at Chicago that highway traffic would be hazard ous in many areas, particularly in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. The National Safety council warned that 205 persons would be killed in traffic accidents over the Christmas holiday. It was 'not- known whether the bad weather would lower this figure, by reducing traffic, or raise it by increasing number of accidents. New York authorities expected airplanes and buses to be more crowded than last year but railroads expected n five to 10 per cent drop from the last Christmas holiday. Fifty-six extra flights took oft from La Guardja field yesterday and 58 more were scheduled, today. Generally, the New York officials stimnted, travel will be 10 per rent below that of last year's holl day. The storm in the midwest was expected lo diminish nil- travel considerably between cities in the central states. Some fields warned that traffic might be stopped if the storm increased its intensity. The storm center this moininj? was located over Colorado, most Q£ w'hich was receiving a heavy blanket of snow. The distmbancp was moving north-northeastward very slowly. Means said, and there was a chance that the East coast might escape its heaviest .blows. Two Slightly Hurt in Auto Wreck Near Hope Two persons were slightly injured early last night when an automobile left the pavement and wiecked trying to cut back on about a miles, west of Hope on Highway 67. Slightly injured were Charles H. Hoe of Memnhis and Wilson Cilles- pie also of Memphis. Their injuries were nut considered critical. he go'' fur- ilicl- Fastcr, last then they rid into the Negro Shot in Leg by Another Last Night Willie Lee Criner. 'Negro was Le Voff i sought by poUce today in con- him on I nection with the shouting about midnight last night of Heiay L. Garland who is nursing leg \vouiluK,. Garland \vas shot in the legs, with Oaklawn. aoY.uotJ. ting. happening to anyone 1 a shotgun in the i 1 Details are VAC'.-

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