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Our Daily Breo Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Waohbuni Fair Play for Accused Sea Rescue Despite the final uncovering of actual photostat:-; of State Department secret papers then- is persistent criticism of the house committee which is investigating acts fat disloyalty. You might e'xpU.in -Ibis as the historic altitude of American.'; toward all investigation.; 'which originate in a legislative body—whether federal, state or. municipal. jthcre is the inevitable charge that the committee's aim is political, not judicial ;;md suspect:.; are crucified, rather than tried. The house committee made a deep impression, of course, when it cams up at the last niomeni v iih photographic evidence. But it has to live down a blunders, ranging from suspects who claimed they v.vie accused without being given the right to reply, to frank public .suspicion of the integrity of some i..i the congressmen who are member;: of the committee. Fundamentally there are Iv.o obstacles to the setting up oJ.' an WEATHER POBECAST Arkansas : Cloudy.,and warmer, occasional rain Tuesday, and in northwest portion tfiis afternoon and in west portion tonight.. 50TH YEAR: VOL. 50 —-NO. 61 Star of Hope IF99; Press 1927 Con;olirtafnd January l(i, 192S HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1948 (AP)—Means Associated P'css (NEA)—Means Mowspaper Enterprise Ass'n. PRICE 5c COPY ^actual phott illven today long list of Christmas for Them For Sure . , , . .impartial and effective eon-'res- T.",, / , " .' cizc . a , \ C ' TC .. sional investigation: (D The far' ," !C '' Oth( ' '"'^ took the h that any such investigation by the I 1 -'!'!' , nel ^ , )f "' S ° f , ?"° J am ' legislative or executive branches is ^ M1 ' C ' l -V, and hve Nc ' Sr .im intrusion into the f.-eld of the -"•••'• : ' l -;" 10! -, '"*• » woman ai ivial courts, without the personal safeguards that the courts provide, and (2), as expressed yosU-MViay in Washington by Senator John I... McClellan. "The Irugody of the investigations into Copimunist nc'.i- vities in the government 'is that there hasn't been any eo between the government n!;e and congress, or very liitle.' 1 Mr. American Citi;?.!ii .vanls kept away from hi the same time he isn't so send any person to prison E the say-so of a •5r a president. We set up Our ot government to prevent tha thing from liappeitin!>. The cold tacts are that v ready have sufficient l care of disloyally. But it;; e mcnt depends on the ex department. A somewha! titude by the piofjident an advisors will let doubtful ei ters behind the scenes — ami this did actually hap|.i administration belori? Truman's, seems to be ,-itf.mport of the house to date. .• fin f •<**,' By The Associated Press Accidents during the Christmas weekend killed at least 31)5 persons t'i;oui;iioi.:t the. nation. Traffic mishaps took 276 lives between (i p. m.. Friday and midnight Kun-.iay. exceeding' the toll of 'J''<."i estimated for this period by <!;•• nation.:;! sr'l'ety council. Of the II'! deatlis from miscellaneous eau::es. at least 37 were from fire.-;. At New Bri'.nswick, N. J., seven memberr. of one family perished in -i HIV which destroyed their ho:!!! 1 Christmas day. A family of ':>: d.led in a fire at Barre, Mass., ;.';ul a mother and two daughters li.-cl in a blaze at Torre Haute, lives of aniily at roes at and her liter died as the result of which destroyed a tiailer at I'hiladelphia, and three persons ''-I'd in an automobile fire near Falmouln. Ky. Three other persons were frozen |o death, two in Maryland where temperature d'-oppcd to near one in Tennessee, th toll by states (traffic llaneousl: i-'-:>: Arizona 3-1 Ar- California 37-12: Colo- inecticut 0-3; Florida India'na lo-ij'- Kansas -'' Washington, Dec. 27 — (/P)— Sev- 0-0 Louisiana 4-0 cn senators joined last night in a 1 Maryland 3-5-' Massa i^ 01 n ' a ^ demand that Use Koch be (i- iviieh'i"an'''' 4 "> Mi'n- i P l!nis .hed anew for her part in the ".(]•" Mis-1 Atrocities of Buchcnwald concen- !,„.,,;.,„ ... imrj censured her life the senate ---n For sheer courage an •fulness the re-scue of a s crc\v in a Winter so a .-.till is news. Yesterday the Coast C took 1C seamen off the bow tanker which broke in tv. u, the coastline of North -Carolina Waves 20 feet high had to bi quieted by the pouring of oil. o: the sea's surface, so a ii could make the perilous jou Jrom Ihe Coast Guard ciilte; C 'ffkee JoJhe diumt'd But the rescue was braugnf —returning Iti lo the land uf ii v men. * * * Given Choice, Berliner For Dirjnity nntl F/ve;ii By JAMES THRASHER Some people who have Germany and looked around any that our occupation government i.; riot doing a very good job u! democratizing the Germans. Maybe not. But if the Berlin municipal rier- , tions are any gauge, most v'ler- .jnans, given a choice, seem lo prefer our way of doing thin;..;.-: lo the Russian way. This is a hopeful sign, though the Berlin situation couraging. i'or a lot of Nazis might be expected communism. Communism v.'a.s one. ot nazism's prime encmic;;. according lo Hitler. Yel the del man man in the street must .-.oc. tho essential similarity belwee:; iii:.- I-, 1 , u system, for all their politic;.! u i lerences. {•« Russian control brings mentation, orders irnm 0:1 h terror and all the re:-;i. Bi:l I),- v through rdl thai beloi'e. And :,. joined the Nazi Party, poi'ii.ip", for the sake of snloty and hi.- job .so now lie might suppo:'. UK- b-'iv'v Communist:; in the hope of ;;-r.'!'.':" red treatment whc.'re thi: liu.-;-,ian, are present. Instead, a great proportion o eligible voters lurne-d out i.j > '"', l against communism i". 'he Ci'::i muni st-boy cot ted eleciioes. . olunlary action was mere ;i ' tiive. though less dn-.m.iuc. as if they had come out In keep Communist candidates , city offices. There was in and anti-Communist cimlesL. the Berliriurs tool: (he Iron register their overwhcln.u.; port of tile pro-democra- u 1 ties. There is a choice ot re.i.-'t.' this. Perhaps tile Uerline, Germans in general, really d the Russians. ev-Ti were lung accuston: they want to assuei with what they fee! side. But ii. might also 1 tern democratic as well .as more .Hisf. '1 for the Borline]-;-;' ia\.-r. cesbury by Russian t; naturally stimulated :ih- feeling of national scli-i But wc'stern i-ioiii.-v ai:-.'- their feeling of iiuiividi porlance. A . In their last free pre". ^a majority of German turn their government ; Nazis, whose "plallurm ed on national telf-i They were a super-race, Die Germans. Their l:i;j was to die. ior UK- la!, Kven ihe must die- must susjJecl lluil soiv., wrong with Ihe iir:.ct theory. The wartime debate ther the Germans were } s "\Lhopaths ;;et lost ii *.( -iCdde-niic ideas. —'ul , \ay lhat the German basic human iii.r-ti.'iel Teutonic ones. Ai,d o nier instincts is thai mil urtai ice ai id v. on Marxist conni '.laii:: lerile Daxi.sm. di-nii.-.-; 'I hi democratic Ann aiient v.-as found', d that thai insuuci w:.< n< Continued uu u.i-.e f. UN Only Tool for Russia Says Dutch Envoy Washington, Dec. 27 — .I.T> — Dutch Ambassador Hcndrik.-Mouw said today the United Nations lias become "suckers for Russian 1 propaganda" in dealing with the Indonesian fighting. In a press conference, Mouw, head of the Netherlands legation Mercury Climbs little in Most Sections By the Associated Press Parts of North Arkansas still had a thin coating of snow Monday as a reminder of the frigid Christmas weekend. However, temperatures throughout the state were slightly higher. Ozork was the coldest spot in Arkansas early Monday with a temperature oC 2'1 degrees. Temperature readings were 2ii at Gilbert and Camden: 2(! at Fort Smith, Newport and Batesvillc 27 at Harrison, and 30 at Little Rock. Sunday's biting cold sent the mercury down to 12 in Gilbert and 14 in Harrison. Jasper other Nebraska 0-1: Hampshire 0 Nevada I Cation camp. .- H.-impshirc 0 1 New I In a report which c I "• Key Mfvjco 1-0- Newi amn y ol ' f itials for reducing i Kur'h Carolina 4-3 Ohio sentence to tour years, the —NEA Telcphoto The downed C-47 and its seven crewmen that have been marooned on this ice cap in Greenland since December 9 was right in this spot for Christmas. At the rear of the plane is the ice dug-out or Igloo that the airmen built. Also shown are the supplies that have been dropped to them. Winds Still Hamper Aboard U.S.S. Saipan en route to Greenland, Dec. 27 —(#')—Slowed Sursiner Welles aid Reacting here, said the U. N. was "playing the Russian game" by its (fire orders. "The big question," he said. "Is whether the Dutch indies, the vulnerable part of southeast Asia, can resist the Communist tide In the Orcient. Instead of blaming Hol- .and for the present action, I think :he world in the future will thank Holland." The ambassador said the basic fight in Indonesia is over the question of returning economic stability. "Throughout the world whenever first steps are taken toward stability. Russia immediately steps in," Mouw said. Given peace, the Indies would increase their economic position by leaps and bounds, he said. Instead, Mouw went on, "President Soekarno and other Indonesian republican leaders had be- ome tools ','qf the Communists' and wore tryi.'ngg to perpetuate economic unrest. He said this was part of a larger pattern in southeast Asia whereby north Arkansas spots had snow. "Cloudy and warmer" weather ce-ise (Tuesday is anticipated by the U.S. Vcathcr Bureau Tuesday is anti- ipated by the U.S. Weather Bu- eau Bureau at Little Rock. The Bureau also has forecast occasional rains. Washington, Dec. 27 —-I/PI— Sum ner Welles, former undersecretary Hopes for China Peace Nanking. Dec. 27 — (;Vi — Hopes for peace In China faded today. Communist radio broadcast of a list of "war criminals" to be punished by a "peoples court" sent them glimmering. Heading the list were Chiang Kai-shek, Madame Chiang, Premier Sun Fo and most of the nation's top military and political leaders. Surprise that the Communists would publish such a list at this Russia Was attempting to capital-jtime, when there seemed a possi ize on nationalism and "make satellites of weak states." Dy JOSEPH E. DYNAN Parts. Dec. 21 —(>V)— United TSta lions observers in Palestine todaj accused Israel of breaking the Holy Land truce by attacking Egyptian force:; in the Negcv desert. The charges were contained in a lengthy report to the U. N. security council over the signature of Ralph J. Bunche, acting U. N. mediator in Palestine. The report, slated for discussion >y the council today, supported Egyptians complaints that Israeli forces reopened hostilities in .violation of the council's truce order. Bunche declared "I have no knowledge of any incidents which could be claimed as a provocation, for the fighting in the Ncgev.' ' The council will hold a private meeting at 3 p. m. (U a. rn., CST) to determine its schedule for the immediate future. '. It faces challenges to its authority in Palestine and Indonesia The council has ordered Netherlands authorities to halt the fighting in Indonesia and free Republican leaders captured by Dutch forces. nhoma 1 0 Orccon 2 1: ..nsyivania ll!-;; : Rhode Island Senator Soiilh Carolina (i-2; Tennessee Blared: Texas 1 5 ;•; Ut.-ih 1 0 Vermont " Virginia 8-1: Washington 5-2; Virginia 3-2: Wisconsin 13-4. ur Die in State lor.?-, four lives were snuffed .• in Arkansas over the wcoknd. •y persons died in highway ac- ils. Drowning caused the another. A fourth person shot lo death. skidding motorcycle caused death of \V. O. McBurnctt, 42, hen-id. The machine slipped on higliv.'ay near Shtrill early •••:;. AIcBurnrtt died later in -,!• Ci'uff hospital, •ry ..T.-.hnson, 2H. Negro, North • i-Jock. wrs killed when his and another collided near Var- Ark.. Chi-istmas day. ir deaths increased to 402, the Arkansas highway fa- •s since Jan. 1. 19-18. L'odoro R. Johnson. 48, Wood- cunntv farmer, drowned near .McC!e!land, Ark., Christmas morn- im! when a boat capsized in the U'hili' i-iver. Three others in the boat i:warn to safety. iiO.vear-old laborer. Onal Eus. was shot to death near as. After finding Eubanks' in a parked truck yesterday, investigating committee headed by Ferguson (R-Mich) de- is legally possible Use Koch should be brought to justice in a United States military court." Failing in that, the report said the American military government almost to a snail's pace by lashing lof state, was found unconscious winds, this carrier " " " ' " of occupied Germany should move to have her tried in German courts German nationals." "for crimes committccd against German nationals." Frau Koch's four-year sentence will expire next October. Before then, the senators aid, it is "highly important that Use Koch receive the punishment she so justly deserves without doing further violence to long-established safeguards of Democratic .justice.- Those who signed the report with Ferguson after lengthy, closed door hearings are Senators Bricker (R-Ohiol; Hoey (D-NC); Ives iR-NY) McClellan (D-Ark) O' Connor (DMD) and Thye ( R Minn). They agreed with army legal authorities that Gen. Lucius D. Clay who approved the reduced sentence as American military governor of Germany, shuld not reopen the original case and increase the sentence. Such action is barred by American rules against " double jeo- ter weather today on toward Greenland to attempt to rescue of 13 stranded air force men. The Saipan, which left Norfolk Saturday, is due off the rescue launching point Wednesday. Even with improved weather, however, | there is doubt that it can keep that schedule The Saipan was moving along at 27 knots (more than 30 M.P.H.) until it encountered winds up to around 100 miles an hour yesterday. The skipper, Capt. Joseph L. Kane, first ordered the carrier slowed to 22 knots. in hoped for bet- a snowflecked Maryland field yes- as it ploughed terday, his fingers and toes frozen. He remained in a serious condition today from "severe exposure and shock." Welles apparently had lain in the field for several hours. The left Saturday anjpardy" and would be following the pattern of Nazi courts, the report said. But it noted that Frau Koch was tried along with 30 male camp officials and inmates only for crimes against non-Germans. Hence the finding that she could be tried for crimes against Germans. The committee listed the crimes for which it said Frau Koch was legally responsible as "killings, beatings, abuses and tortures. starvations, indignities." temperature was about 15 degrees above zero when he was found. Th 56year-old former diplomat, an insomnia sufferer for years, frequently took walks late at'night to help him get to sleep. Welles regained consciousness yesterday afternoon but was unable to say what had happened, his physician, Dr. George R. Huffman, said. The doctor added it would be T- ., • • . , • >. . ..VAII^ \-tuv-i-ui auut^'a it wuuiu ut. a Better weather was expected to-day or two before he would know clay. But it seemed likely to get I whether" any of" Welles'" fFngcrs"or worse again when the Saipan toes might have to Tje amputated, passes Cape Race, possibly *" to- \1; CHANF.Y Dec. .r,' - CUPI-- i'Hh congress. President Trtt- ; i-.ia.ior target during the last '.ce.; out of existence blii.-,-:n-conlrolled 80th session today, will be born the Democrats j ind sen- been scheduled session. There will members who are failed to win re- and pei-lu-p.s a few ex- political jibes. But for practical proposes, the work of ("Kli congress is finished. %n.,ie Democrats \yill lay plans ::!>• ;.isl cuni^rc-.ss at a confer :->- Friday mnivnnj;. Th>>y are ox;•' •"• I" elect Sen. Alben W. '"•j'- v '5.. Ky.. as their leader i':'!'. ; the time he takes the night. While the Saipan took a fierce battering, five helicopters and two torpedo bombers lashed down with cables on the hangar deck escaped damage. The ship's doctor reported a third of the crew seasick. Through It all, officers in charge of "Operation Ice Cap" continued confident that their helicopters can effect the rescue of the stranded airmen. "See no insurmountable obstacles to completion of the mission," Kane radioed naval chiefs. But this confidence did not mean the officers felt they had an easy- job. Conferences are being held constantly to talk over every con ccivable angle. Capt. William V. Davis, Jr., in charge of the actual flying operation, said rescue flights will be made only in clear weather. And the "windmills," as the helicopters are called, will go up only if winds do not exceed 40 miles an hour. Continued on page two ^ervsces By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST Washington, Dec. 27 —(/Pi—-A report criticizing waste and dupli cation in government medical services brought a warning today from Capitol Hill against eco- nomices at the expense of veterans. Circumstances indicated that Welles left his estate at nearby Oxon Hill, Md., in the early hours of Sunday. A son. Arnold Welles, said the family believes he suffered a heart attack while put waiting. He was stricken with a heart ailment 18 years ago and has been under treatment for it since then. Friends also reported that Welles has been deeply upset by the death in New York December 20 of Laurence Duggan, a close personal friend. Duggan, a protege of Welles in the state department, was killed when he fell or jumped from his 10th office window. After Duggan's death it was disclosed that his name had ben linked, with the current investigation of Communist spy activity in the state department' ten years ago. Welles thereupon issued a statement in which he called Dug gan an absolutely loyal public servant. Former Secretary of State Cordell Hull Attorney General Clark, among others, also vouched for' Duggan's loyally. Safecrackers Get $50,000 in Warehouse Knoxville, Tonn., Dec. 27 —fUP) —Catfootcd safecrackers who tun- iclled through the floor broke open a grocery warehouse safe today and escaped with more than $50,000 cash in Christmas week and receipts. Police chased three men be lieved to have stolon the money and captured one of them a few blocks'from the warehouse, owned by city Councilman Cas Walker. So quietly did the burglars work that they failed to disturb a sleep ing couple in a room overlooking the office section of the warehouse. The thieves entered the building via a hole cut into a wall by a telephone installation crew and used bility of the warring factions reach- By STERLING F. GREEN ,vas ! Washington, Dec. 27 --(/I 1 )— Pro- expressed in both foreign and Chi'posals that Prep'tdent. Truman call nese quarters. a new labor-manaRorncnt confc- "Comjmmists by their action rence, despite the ahno..;t total fail- have definitely closed the door on i lire of his ISMIi effort, gained any hope of ending the war by ne- .strength today from his council of gotialion." said one official. economic advisers. His statement was echoed by the Collective barg;uning might b.e- a pick and bit to rip opening in the tile flooring, police said. By drilling a hole in the three- inch thick door of the wall safe, they managed to break the spindle of the locking mechanism and open the safe. Then, they scooped two paper sacks containing up the Skyscraper Prisoners Break the Everyday Pattern Only at Christmas, New Years cash and several thousand dollars in endorsed checks, and fled. Outside, they were spotted by police. One suspect was captured but two others escaped. The theft was discovered shorl- Iv before 8 a. m. by a bookkeeper. Mrs. Fred Brock, who was to have tabulated the receipts and banked the money this morning. No night deposits were made either Friday or Saturday, when the money accumulated. Walker, who owns a chain of grocery stores in East Tennessee, said about $9,000 of the loss was covered by insurance. Ho said Hi;,.-: " .. . . . was customary to keep only abriut !<-hinese capital had that amount of cash at the office. '" BY HAL BOYLE New York, — (/I 1 ) — There arc two times in the year when the skyscraper prisoners dare to break the pattern. The report was drafted by a ! They try to know each other then "task force" of the commission !~ "t « Christmas party and a New headed by former Preside;--! Her Year's party. bert Hoover studying governmental reorganization. It said that this year alone more The parties arc held in the offices where they work, where anonymous ways they have in their ready cash into the envelope. And when it bulges like Santa Claus, somebody takes it across the street and buys "the makings" — sandwiches, soda, ginger ale, and the golden fluid that makes a human zero take off his inhibitions and put on his personality. The parties are of two kinds. In small offices the than 44 government agencies spent the year "doing the king's vice president Hu- ll :-li.-i !, .ilv have been ;s I'or the president pro lem- t cungre."..-;. Arniiiig Kenneth McKellar ! •vim formerly held ' :: d I'!. Tvdi n L:S of luscph C. 'O'iVlahon-: Hi'p.iblican policy | a meeting sched- | i.O. I"it it was ' In lay the L'ruund- '• induj) of the ;;i)lh SI.250.000,000 health and medical services 2-1,000.00 persons were taken of by the government in some L'.ree. The report saw no letup in spending next year, noting lhat the veterans administration alone uill M>end as much in li)4U for medical set vices as all Continued on page Iwo Loco! Youth Dies at University for [work all the dim day long," to bor- und'i'ow care ;infi- de-| " phase from cousin Brown- ln °n lhat the little folk who boss and Ihe .spenljhired hands have the party lo.yeth work, er — like a lieutenant and his platoon sharing a bottle in an interlude between battles. But in big offices the celebra lion are more like those; in an army labor in the big skyscrapers make ( headquarters. They break up into the daring investment in fellow !two parties. The " "officers" go ship. (where they can be alone together All Ihe months through they have ;— as meii with stars on their worked side by side together, shai federal-ing their tasks but know each other ii, I: Wilson a no gen 1 J-'ioyd rjirjers, aboul 'M. son of L. F. Rulers of lki|.-e diid early loday at Ihe University Hospital in Little Rod'. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. ii Bible Class Elects New Officers I: 'il Ii d twu.l.y n; of the Cc-n- rst Melhudist ing. Jr.. pics- vicc-pr<.-.-:idcr.l, F!- •asu yc-r. Nun n:m 'j\-achei-o fur th'.' ieriod' are O. A. •'.ins. Tcddv Jcines, Kovce Weisenber- 110 more than two cogs swimming in an equal oil. And then some courageous exponent of seasonal cheer says on the day before Christmas or" New Year's: "Let's throw a parly — right here, before we go home." Well, that's a big udvi-mnre here in the brave concrete cav- eins of old New York. Because that means they iiave to break the pattern uf their year-long anony- ^nily. A few hold back and say i "No. I have to go home early. Col to help trim the tree." But most of them have an i. a;;cr desire to suspend "business as us ual.' Ambushed by good will, the want to know each other. To them a party in the ulfice is as exciting as a picnic un a battlefield — am that, uf course, is exaelly v.hal it is The prettiest stenographer circu- men shoulder.') always are. And the "enlisted men" slay behind and hold the fort lor an afternoon of frolic. The freedom from the day's usual drudgery is an intoxication in itself. They peel off their repressions. They bra/.cniy grouse out loud at the straw buss they have been holding secret opinions about all year long. Then somebody turns softly and says, "well, it could be. worse -- they might hire a smart Couriers Sought by Probers arrival of more troops in Nanking, indicating that Chiang and his followers have determined to fight on, possibly turning the capitol into the next battleground. In view of the Communist radio declaration, it seems unlikely that any of the national officials listed would participate in any place negotiation and the only avenues left to them is to tight or flee. Communist publication of the list and a subsequent proclamation making frequent references to a "peoples government" strength- rind the belief the Reds have decided against permitting the pros-' ent constitutional government to continue in any form — even under a negotiated 'peace which would give the Communists control of China, Instead, it is believed by most observers the Communist high command hopes to completely eliminate the national government and substitute its own. From a study of recent troop movements, it seems that the gov ernmont is hopeful of holding the Nanking-Shanghai area indefinite ly with its west flank beginning on the Wuhu river, 50 miles southwest of Nanking, and extending south ward along the former. Wuhu-Hwoi chow rail line. The railroad now operates only between Wuhu and Nanking. Meager reports reaching hero late today said that fierce fighting raged north of Kayoyu, CO mile:; northeast of Nanking. There was no mention ot the sit nation of Gen. Tn Li-ming's trapped armies near Pengpu. Tu's men are without food and bad weather kept planes from airlifting them supplies. (A dispatch from Spencer Moosa, Associated Press correspondent in 'Helping, said the siege of that old settled down to patrol clashes. He added that national troops sometimes open up with mortars and artillery to eiv.; the impression that some serious action was being fought "but il was more sound than fury.") great force for "labor Washington, Dec. 27 --(/I 1 )— Con gressional spy investigators are looking for at least two more couriers for Communist espionage rings. The hunt will be left over for the new session of congress as part of the unfinished business of the house un-American activities committee. Committee members are sure in their own minds that one or more Red couriers preceded and fol lowed Miss Elizabeth T. Bentley. 'So far, we have no conclusive evidence .n that point," Mundt iR-SD) told reporters, their existence is entirely logical, and all the circumstantial evidence points in that direction. "There still are Communists in government. So in all probability there are Communist couriers working with them. "We believe Miss Bentley and Whitlaker Chambers should be questioned again to see whether they can provide any leads as to the couriers." Chambers h;u, testified thai he McClellan Would Change Rules on Investigations Washington, Dec, 27 —MV-- An Arkansas senator want:; congress to change its rules on all investigations such as the present probe into Communist activities. Just how Ihe rules would be changed, Senator McClellan of Arkansas doesn't know, but he thinks they often don't give a accused witness a chance to make his case. Most congressional committees now don't permit a witness who i:; j accused of syron^doing to cross! examine those Jiiahin;.; charges j against them. I peace and economic stability," the council said in its annual report, if there wer some generally approved "standard of a fair wage— related to a given price structure." The advisers .dwelt at length oil the possibility that a second meeting of union and industry load- rs might be a starting point for iin-cement on such standards.as a ido in labor, .negotiations:' . "These standards would not bo :3inciing;. they, would, be primarily• informational in character," the economists jLfJlcl.:Mr;. Truman. '' "But ; i'nirfi ' 'th&m' rriifclit " after a testing 'period of, time and experience, a bettor reasoned and therefore more workable formulation of wage policies to be applied through collective bargaining," The report, a forerunner of Mr. Truman's economic message to "ongress duo next week, was prepared by the three-member advisory council headed by Dr. Edwin. G. Nourse, Since the council also supplies Mr. Truman with the econbmic analysis on which he bases his/ own message, the report issued' last night aroused speculation whether the president Is weighing invita* turns to a new conference" The council did not make a direct recommendation. It. noted that the first conference, held only three months after the war, brought "few results." But tlu; advisers suggested that a new conference might produce some agreement it' it were cave- fully planned. Public and farm representatives might also attend, it was suggested. The council declared its "confident" belief that a high-production, h'gh employment economy can be maintained in this country, free from major booms and 'depressions. And this can he clone without resort to controls which would destroy basic freedom;.; of choice" "weaken private enterprise or de:;lro>' basic freedoms of choice" the report said. Mrs, Scoter Succumbs at newsmen In McClellan told Hep. | yesterday Ii "Hut i set up a single senate-house com niittee to make all of its investigations. u.ii. T thinks congress should ! j!m »iV. two ' IU ' ( " ar ' )1 - Mr;;. Penno Sooter, aged HO, died Friday, December 24, at a local hospital. l-'uni'ral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sprin;; Hill Bap- list Church with burial at Huckabee cemetery. She is survived by her husbainL 3 sons, Floycl guy to take his place." So they ;was the mrssrnuur fur a spy ring take up a collection lo bi|y him a | that stole government secrets for pu-senl. [several yivirs before l>r broke U'ith By mm lhe\ begin to feel they itiie Cornmuniols in 19311. Miss 11U W each i ihev like- the raises an un illle — and Amuiir even head. The buukkeeper passes al And Ihe a sudden Galahad. kes tier hujni 1 . Ah, tes an eiiveolpe bearing their "Now is the time for JIIL-II i.and guls* lo come ot tin 1 parly." Su the. hired hands ynn Youth! niiie of the ni;;hl fails, iks up. Hut the oi lion ie sun le'dlii i:. 1 , i|jer's skyreach in their souls | For a part ul one iias they have ai:d put i broken tiie. paHci'ii m ^lucUtc-ss. )'.'• 1'iearl wears md ihe party "ice staff car- .•f ihe sky- Bi-ni!cy hat. testified she was a courier fur two wartime rings, starling around ihe middle of 1941. She. luti. sullied on Ihe Rods, told bur story to tin.' FBI. and kepi working with the Communists for a while at the Flit's request. Mundt said ilu- committee now There is the three-year gap from the time Chambi-t's got ou- of Ihe Communist party iji 19iiK until Miss Bcnlley i<>c.k uvi-r in 19-11. Anil there is ihr spot afttM' the .war, fruni UK.' lime Miss lienllcy 'quit buuy a uuuici, until nuw. Mercury Goes Down to Low of 25 Degrees The mercury went flown lu a of 25 degrees, December 2(i, high temperature fur Ihe day •111 acccrdiiu; to the Kxperiment Sia- liun. This morning's readim; sho'.v- i ed a low of 2t> with high of 32 de- I grees. | C. E. Cassidy I Buys Interest \ in Machine Shop i Calvin I 1 ). C'a.-sid.v has severed relations v. ilii l-'i ajiklhi and Cassidy Heal L'.slate firm here and v.'-.il move to Magnolia. January 1. to loalve his home. iUi'. C'asiidy ;in- j nonnced he had Kuchascd part and Lloyd and ;.;hters, Oma Jean, her mother, Mrs. Kate Taylor, three 1 .sisters, Mr;;. Eunice Turner of Hope, Mrs. Bertha. Faye Hayes of Maderia Calif. Mrs. Doris Harris ul f.indsey Okia, ihrce brothers. Gaines or Shawnee, Oklahoma. James of Sulphur Springs. Texas, and Bunell of Lewisville. m ani at | ai Spring Hill : William (!. Soutcr. ajjed 80. ch«d jSaiurdav, December 2f>. at his home i al Spring Hill. Funeral service* j w.. re held yeslerday at Spring Hili , Baptist Church at 2 p.m. He is survived in- hi.-; wife, five children, Mrs. T. K. Rlel.aui-hlin of ; t'.raveiu-, Mrs. J. D. Huck-diee of j Baton li'oLU'.e, S. L. of Texarkunu, i iVrnic o: Hope und K. K. of. Spiin'( ;liill: th:vc brothers. Preston of j PlaiiH'iow, Unbert of Hiwalhu .vrk. I and liem-y of .lav. Okla.

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