Hope Star The Weather Arkansas: Continued cool. Light to heavy frost tonight in northeast and extreme north portions. VOLUME 44—NUMBER 154 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 1943 (AP)—Moans Associated Press (NEA)—Moons Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c COPY unis Defenses Reached Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN ^ War Bonds—Job Wo Must Do L War Clarifies Everything While the nation pours the best of its manhood into the '^fighting forces, organizes millions of older men and women and girls for production of war goods, and scrapes down into 1 its living to loan every available dollar to the government— while this engages the labor and thought and prayer of 90 per cent of Americans, there still remains the "crack-pot 10 per cent . ^ To Townsend Plan advocates held i _ ® a meeting in Litllc Rock lasl nighl, Pattern for Post War Set by Pan American Union Washington, April M — (/!') — A hemispheric union drafted more than half a century ago stood forth as a possible pattern for post-war planning today as 21 American republics took time out from pressing world problems to observe Pan American Day. That Ihe holiday has long .since graduated from its public-school- cxcrcise status of earlier clays was .clearly demontrated in the num- — crotis commemorative programs arranged throughout the U n i I c d Slates and her sister republics. That the Pan American Union it celebrates might be the Americas' preferred pattern for world-wide '.post - war planning was seen in the words of President Roosevelt In a message to celebransl of one of the few international holidays, the president said the union's mem- republics — through the "fore } sight. .oCJhcir leaders." — already, and in an advertisement published in advance of it Ihey declared: "II look a World War to odu- calc the American people on how to end a depression . . . What did we do in tackling this war job'.' Why, we opened Ihe doors lo Ihc Treasury wide and said, 'Expenses be hanged, this job must be done—and done quickly, regardless of expense.' "The Townsendites s a y, 'Keep the doors of the national treasury open to Ihe outflow of money' "... etc., etc. I quolc from Ihis crack-pot ad of a crackpot organization because it seems to me thai the very violent opposition which il stirs up in our hearts at this particular lime should help bind all of us to Ihe united task of financing the war— and (he war alone. All of you know what Ihe Townsend Plan is; and you have read plenly of Townsend literature proposing to turn all the government taxes and credit over to Ihc exclusive use of old-age pensions. The Townsend Plan back in peace-lime commanded some public support, though never a majority. The Townsenites try lo argue that Ihc money we spend desperately for war justifies us In spending il prodigally in peacetime too—a proposition thai infuriates us. Yank Gets Direction From Guy Who Knows Cairo, April 14 I/I') Scr- gcanl Wordcn F. Lovell of Maiden, Mass. , a United Stales army photographer, Is one of Ihe most embarrassed men in Tunisia. Scurrying along in a jeep to catch up with an advanced unit of the Eighht army in the Gabcs area, he asked a group of soldiers in baltledress for direction. Instead of answering, one of the soldiers ask him why he wanted lo know. "I was in a helluva rush and in no mood to carry on a conversation," Lovell related. "I told him so very plainly." They swapped a few personal remarks and the soldier walked away. "Thai fellow must be a sergeant the way he talked lo Me," Lovell remarked lo a Brilish photographer nearby. "Oh, no," said the Briton, "that's Montgomery." OPA Delays Date of New Meat Prices Washington, April 14 — I/I') —The Office of Price administration today postponed for a month the effective date of its newly announced retail prices on beef, veal, lamb and mutton and hinted some of the prices may be cul down before being reinstated. The new prices, slandarized by regions and classes of store, would have gone into effect tomorrow morning. The new effective date will be May 17. OPA said (he postponement was ordered "to permit a re-examination of the prices in' the light of the recent "hold - the - line" presi- arc assured of a place "in Ihe world - wide concert of free nations which will constitute the international society of the future." , Mr. Roosevelt told the union's •board of governors Ihc increased emphasis on observance of the clay reflects Ihe progress made in "converting the dream a n d aspirations of the founders of our eonlinonlal independence into effcc- •'^live and harmonious means for in- lernalional cooperation." He said Ihe Republics "devised a praclieal mechanism of consulta lion" — one of Ihe admittedly toughest, problems now posed in -current postwar planning parleys— during the conferences of Buenos Aires '.n 1936 and Lima in 1938. By employing that mechanism in subsequent meetings, the Republics worked out a system for continental defense against aggression .and continental mobilization 'to defeat the promoter of that aggression," the president said. Observers immetdiiilely speculated as to whether Mr. Roosevelt might be implying thai such •i mechanism and such a system, on a broader scale, might well be worked out by the United Nations to maintain peace in the postwar world. The increased emphasis on observance of the day, incan- ..while, was manifested throughout the Americas in programs varying from formal religious, civil a n d military ceremonies lo parades, fieslits and ship luunchings. County's War Loan Sales Hit $46,575 Total Hcmpsload county's Second War Loan drive reached $40,575 today with the second report on the local Canvassing from County Chairman C. C. Spragins. The county quota is $254,000, of which $10,875 was sold Monday, and $29,700 yesterday, Mr. Spragins said today. June Kn^ht Will Continue Divorce Suit Houston. Tex.. April 14 l/Vi — Mrs. Arthur Cameron, the former June Knight, will not abandon her Texas suit fur divorce, she staled today through her attorney. James V. Allred, but she will meet him in the Arkansas court. Judge Allred explained that .they luive not been able lo gel service on Cameron. "We were trying to net service on him in Texas, Indiana and anywhere else we might gel a lip of his location," Allred said. "While we were doing thai, he look up resident in Arkan- <f-,\s unknown to us. He has lived Ihere less lime than Mr. Cameron has lived here. "Mrs. Cameron will contest t h e suit of Cameron and will insist on ;i divorce for herself." Why? Simply because what all of us are talking about today is not money or bonds or taxes at all— il is human life, libcrly, home and country. This is war. And the rules of war override all other rules. The taxes thai we pay, the Wai- Bonds we invest in at this critical moment arc the most necessary Ihings we have ever done in our whole lives. For this is war, and we have seen 2,500 men leave our own community for the armed services . . . some of them already dead, or prisoners, or missing. When an American is called upon to die for his country something happens to the rest of us. Money nor property nor the other things around us any longer have real value. They only have value if we win this war . . . and if enough able- bodied men come home from it to let us still call ourselves u powerful nation. That's why we are united in this dangerous moment. That's why the Second War Loan commands our complete attention. It represents our effort to back up, quickly and powerfully, those who have gone away—for if they aren't backed up by the home (oiks, and if most of them don't come home, Ihe great days of the American nation are numbered. 1 Township Outlaws Sale of Beverages For Smith, April 14 M'j — Mont Sandcl lownhip outlawed the sale of alcoholic beverage ale yesterday 79-52, giving dry their second victory i n local option election neld under the Anli - Saloon League' inliated act No. 1 of 1942. Previouly Bccbc voled dry bol Springdale, Mena' Ward one, Springdalc lownhip of Wahington county and the city of Fayellevillc voted for continoed legal liqoor ale. Mont Sandcl lownhip embrace the town of Barling, Maard, and central and part of old Sulphur townhip. Al Little Rock the attorney general' office aid initiated ac INu. 1 apparently provided that ale of alcoholic beverage in area which vote dry would top 20 day after the election i held. Aitant Attorney General Ike j Murry aid the law wa not lear Murry said the law was not clear on this point and that he was basing his unoffciial opinion on a provision allowing 20 days for filing of the ertifcale of elccton wilii the county court. The Revenue Department said owners of liquor, beer and wine establishments wuo dlhavc to file claims with the state claims com- mision for reimburement on the unued part of their alcoholic beverage permits. It is estimated that New York City has 1,070,000 telephones. There are about 23,500,000 telephones in the United States. dcntial order." Meanwhile, OPA regional and district offcies have been "instructed. In make an immediate check of the now retail ceilings against retail prices in effecl at the time of the president's order." On the basis of Ihese surve, together with trade meeting, OPA said it "will determine whether revisions arc needed." No immediate indication w a s available from official sources as lo OPA's intent concerning price revisions, but some officials acknowledged that prolcsls have arisen because in a large number of cases the proposed beef-veal lamb • mutton prices appeared lo permit large chain stores lo increase prices by substantial percentages. Some chains that had unusually low prices on popular steaks would have been permitted nearly to double their prices. Hitler Seeks More Support From Partners Bern. Switzerland, April 14 — (/Pi— The conference between Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini last week, regarded here as only one facet of Germany's program to line up more intensive support among her satellite nations, was reported today lo have resulted in promise that Germany would carry on Ihe struggle for Fascist expansion, including Africa, in return for greater mobilization of all Italian military and economic resources. A series of conferences with Bulgarian, Rumanian and H u n- garian lea<&rs, il was understood here, was aimed at one general objective: To try to weld the salcl- liles into Ihe final struggle for defense of the "European fortress" as Ihe situation in North Africa and an expected second front point up the Axis urgency. King Boris of Bulgaria has been given potatoes and other food shipments for his country and promised aid for territorial ambitions, information from Axis circles said, and die necessity of Bulgara' joining the military front if the Balk-jus are invaded has been urged on him by Hitler. Coming discussions with Rumanian and Hungarian officials will attempt lo settle their border territory dispute and slrenghten their desire to fight harder under the Axis Danner, it was said. Usually well-informed circles expect a formal program, containing the promise of a "new order," will follow the discussions, w i t h willing cooperation stressed in- .stead of compulsion. A correspondent for the Deutsche Allgemeine Zeilr.ng, meanwhile, told of a visit of Axis journalists to Ihe "Atlantic wall," the Todt-buill defense line which was strengthened i.fler the Dieppe raid in 1942. The correspondent said the line would withstand an Allirri attack and was bigger than the Majiinol line or the Siegfried line in Germany. Strong Force of Jap Aircraft Raid Milne Bay Allied Headquarters in Australia, April, 14 (fl 1 )-^ Headquarters of General Mac Arthur lonight announced tersely that a strong force of Japanese aircraft raided Milne Bay during daylight today. Details were not immediately received. The raid was believed to have been on the approximate scale of other big raids in the Southwest Pacific recently, which General i Mac Arthur has termed the beginning of Ihc Japanese aerial offensive in this area. These were raids on Oro Bay. Tulagi, and approximately 100 against Port Moresby. The announcement followed by a mailer of 12 hours General Mac- Arlhur's special statement issued at the regular noon communique time, voicing a new warning of inherent danger of a Japanese attempt to wrest aerial supremacy from ihe Allies in Ihe Soulhwcsl Pacific. ' The raid on Milne Bay, which lies on the southeast lip of Papua (New Guinea), was Ihc heaviest there since January 17 when 24 medium bombers escorted by 20 Zeros made an attack. The other raids against Milne bay have been nighl sorties in which nine planes were the most the enemy used at one time. The brcif headquarters announcement lonight did not say whether our planes were able to gel aloft to intercept the Japanese force with the same success as during other raids in recent days. In the Port Moresby raid of April 12, 37 Japanese planes were shot oul of action either in dogfights over Mrcsby or by ack-ack.< Following the Port Moresby raid, j General MacArthur's. . ,ojjnjjnu,nii.- I que said, "it is believed the' enemy's air offensive has been blunted and his immediate plans dilo- catcd." The general's warning said the Japanese had "complete control of the sea lanes in the Western Pacific and the outer approaches lo Australia." State Nurses Are Named by Adkins Lillte Rock, April K! I/I') —Appointment of three members of the six-member Stale Board of Nurse Examiners was announced today by Governor Adkins. They are Dr. Joe F. Shufficld, Mrs. Terry Brady Hess, Little Rock; and Sister Mary Kevin Gallagher, El Dorado. Dr. Shuffield and Sister Gallagher were reappointed, while Mrs. Hess was named to succeed Mrs. Lela Sallee, Pocahonta, resigned. WLB to Block Wage Raising by Employers Washngton, April 14 — I/I') — Voluntary offers by 10,000 employers to raise wages and salaries will be denied as a rcult of Ihe War Labor Board's refusal to permit adjustment of inequalities' and inequities. There was no official cslimalc of l>ow many emplooycs this would affect, but unofficial estimates ranged from a half a million to a million. Most of the cases involve fewer than 100 employes each. Denials n the dispute cases, which usually affect a larger number, will raise Ihe total subtanlially. The WLB laid down its first formal application of the president's hold ihc line order of April in a decision laic yesterday declaring it "proposes lo carry o u strictly the spirit and intent as well a scealthrll it-7 Pcloaincetne well as the literal meaning" of the anil inflation order. Simultaneously the WLB an nounced il had instructed loca boards to "deny at once all pro posed wage find salary adjust ments which' involve only inter plant inequalities and which can not be decided on the basis of th j Little Steel formula or substan •"' • ' Harbors of Italy Blasted by the Allies London, April 14 — (IP)— British home - based bombers heavily attacked Spe/ia, naval base in Northern Italy, lasl nighl, and il was officially disclosed today that RAF raiders from the Middle East had blasted Palermo and Messina harbors in Sicily Monday nighl. Spex.ia is on the Ligurian sen, about ,'iO miles southeast of Genoa on the west coast of Italy. It was bombed twice in February by the RAF. Palermo and Messina have been repeated targets for bombers of the Middle East command and also for Ihe North African strategic air force as efforts were made to knock out the important Sicilian harbors helping supply Marshal Rommel's forces in Tunisia. Other RAF formations followed Ihese assaults by raiding objective in Northwestern Germany at dawn this morning. Three bombers were reported missing from Ihc 1,500 - mile round trip to Northern Italy and the raid on Germany. None was reported lost in the attacks on Sicily. The raid on Spczia was the 43rd attack on Italy by Britain - based RAF bombers since the start of the war. Spe/.ia was last raided on Feb. 14 which also was the Uisl raid on Northern Italy. The Monday night raids on Palermo and Messina were disclosed in a communique issued from Allied headquarters in Cairo. The bulletin reported bursts were sen un railroad sidings and th j sent on railroad sidings and the on other details of the assaults. The same nighl. the communique said, enemy aircraft made a futile allac|t on Tripoli. Yesterday hundreds of Allied fighters and fighter - bombers traversed the Enulish channel for more jhan three hours lo slrikc airfield, railway y u rds and warehouses in occupied France, Holland and Belgium. English. Australian and Norwegian Spitfires swepi the lowlands and Franco during the day to shoot down Iwo German fighters, while other squadrons, including t w n Canadian units and a Fighting French group, escorted Ventura bombers on attacks at Abbeville and Caen, in France, where hits were scored on railway yards. Fighter bombers also dropped explosives on Brset and St. Omer in Northern France. Three Allied fighter were lost in the actions. The board estimated this would result in disapproval of about 10, 000 of the 17,000 cases on hand in the 13 regional offices. There was an awareness among WLB officials that the rigidity of the order and its application might have unfavorable repercussions among the workers, and even among employers, but the belief prevailed that responsibility for relaxation rested with stabilization director, James F. Byrnes. CIO President Philip Murray told all affiliated unions in a lellcr ycs- lerday they should contend for WLB's right to correct inequalities by approving wage increases and that this could besl be done by bringing specific cases lo Byrnes' attention. Murray also urged thai Ihe unions make full use of Ihe per mission lo increase earnings Ihrough reelassificalions and local incentive plan. The effect of Ihc executive order, the WLB told ils regional boards, "is lo place Ihe manpower responsibility squarely up to the manpower commission and y o u should at once so inform the par- Use in all pending cases involving seasonal producers in rodcr lhat. no time may be lot in their facing the problem." The 'oeal boards were inslruclcd that applications from seasonal producers, such as canner, for increase in wages over lasl one musl be denied except to the ex- tenl that they can be justified under the Little Steel formula or substandards of living provision. Even arbitrator's award must meet the same specifications, even I hough they were issued prior to April 8. The local boards were urged to proceed expeditions!}' lo hold public hearings on the question of substandard wages for their regions Japs Also Claim Plans Made to Hit U.S. by Air By The Associated Press Japan raised a bogie - man threat of bombing the United States today as Maj. Gen. Kenryo Sato, chief of the Bureau of Military Affairs, declared that preparations were completed for "a vast air attack on the American mainland." Sato said Japanese, German and lalian air forces would collabor- tc in the assault. His threat came four days bc- orc 'he first anniversary of Maj. en. Jtimo H. Doolittlc's raid on 'okyo and other Japanese cities. Meanwhile, Gen. Douglas Mac \rlhur and Australia's Prime Minster John Curlin renewed official varnings that Japan was ready to trikc out in a new offensive to gain control of the skies in the loulhwcst Pacific battle theater. I If we lose the air, naval power cannot save us," Gen. Mac Arthur said, less than 24 hours after his field commander, Gen. Sir Thomi A. Blarney, asserted Japan had 200,000 first - line troops massed n island base north of Australia. "If the enemy wins control of the air, his naval units can at once bring forward convoys of ground forces to continue his attack to the southward," Gen. Mac Arthur said, and he added: "A primary threat to Australia does not require a great initial local concentration on naval striking power. "As a matter of fact, Japanese naval forces in great strength, although beyond our bomber range, are within easy striking distance o£ Australia." Gen. Mac Arthur's statement fol lowed an assertion in Washington yesterday by Secretary of the 'Wavy' Frank Kriox that there was no indication Japan was concentrating ships for an invasion of Australia. Captured Prisoners Returned to Cummins Clarcdon, April 14—1/1')— Slate prison auhoritics today claimed Charlc Hatficld and Amic Vickery, short term convicts who were captured 14 mile wet of here by Deputy Sheriff T. Pluml, Clarendon, 48 hours after they fled Cummins farm. Plumlc picket he two up on the highway late yclerday. They offered no resistance. They apparently left the prison reservation by floating a log aero the Arkansas river. Hatfield sentenced from Laurence county for forgery and uttering last December, was serving two years. Vickcry, sentenced in October 1941 from Poinelt county was serving three years for asault with intent to kill. British Pressing Rommel; 84 Axis Aircraft Downed —Africa Reds Using U.S. Planes in Raids on Germans and recommend specific, amounts for consideration of the national board. —«» » *»— - -• • Oregon's Lower Berth Murder Trial Revived Albany, Ore., April 14 — l/l'i -— The twice - adjourned lower 13 murder trial prepared to resume today. Physicians said Defense At- torne Lcro Lomax was able to appear in court again. Lomax is defending Robert E. Lee Folkes. 20. Negro dining car cock accused of creeping into the lower 13 berth of pretty Mrs. Martha Virginia James, 21. Norfolk, Va., on a speeding train Jan. 23, and fatally stabbing her. The charge is first degree murder. Lumax twice has entered the hospital to recuperate from influenza and bronchitis. Court recessed each time, ihe lasl interruption breaking off Lomax's cross - examination on Monday of Marine Private Harold Wilson, the .state's key witness. The cross-eximanition is scheduled to restart tdoay. The year J943 marks the 40th anniversary of the Copernican system of astronomy. Naval Blimp Crashes, Crew Only Injured Holislcr, Culit., April 14 — I/I') — A Navy blimp crashed somewhere in the low rang of coastal hills wesl of Hollislcr shortly after midnight and then disappeared spilling ils crew of nine men as il drifled away. One of the nine received a head injury, a second suffered a broken leg and three others were less seriously hurl. None was killed. Searching parties spread o u t over the hills some 85 miles south of San Franscio hunting the fugitive bag and keep in louch \vl\\\ the San Bcnilo county sheriff's office oy radio. The office reported il received its first word of the wreck at 12:53 a. m. (PWT) relayed apparently by a crewman who had reached a farmhouse. Seven minutes later the first two men off the ship were picked up by a slate highway pa trol car at Chillndcn Junction, 12 miles west of Hollislcr. As other slragglcrs began appearing, the 12th Naval Dilricl at San Francisco issued a "flaslv report" identifying Ihc missing blimp as a navy craft and staling none of ils crew was killed, one severely injured and three less seriously hurl. Later the San Bcnito county sheriff's office reported an additional crewman had been injured. The sheriff's office was unable to supply any information as to how tiic wreck occurred or lo explain why the ship, of a type usually engaged in offshore patrol should have come down some 25 miles inland -ind an even yrcater distance from its base. Observers noted a curious parallel between the current mishap and the only other known patrol blimp crash in this area .since start of war. In this case the blimp is missing. In the previous instance. last summer. Ihe crew disappeared and never was found, while the unmanned craft bounced inland over San Francisco's hills, finally coming lo rest in a Daly City street just south of San Franciso. *q* r •**— $3,000 Judgment Award in Court Hempstead circuit court stayed in session just long enough to hear a consent judgment civil case today before adjourning again next Monday morning. A consent judgment of $3,000 was awarded Prentice Jacob, negro against the Union Sawmill Co. in a personal injury suit. By EDDY GILMORE Moscow, April 14 — I/I') —While 10 essential changes took place on the Russian - German front today, arge scale air activily conlinued in many seclors, Ihc aerial opera- lions including everything from scouling lo heavy bombing. In Ihese mounting air battles of spring there is good reason to believe United States planes — flown by Soviet pilots — are taking part in many operations. There also is reason lo believe they'll continue to play their part in future operations as United Slales production of planes swells. (The Wednesday German high command communique, broadcast by the Berlin radio and recorded by the Associated Press, said 4f Soviet planes were destroyed against the loss of two German plane in the latest aerial fighting (It asserted a 2,000 - ton ship was sunk off the northwetern ex tremity of Russia. (On Ihe 'ground il said lhat fight ing of local importance occurred iv a few sectors only.) The main centers of ground fight ing in Russia were south of Balak leya and from the Volkhov front northward. South of Balakleya, the Germans swung considerable numbers against Soviet bridgeheads, tnil again failed to capture objectives. In the last hours of Ihe battles, the Russians killed 200 of the enemy, bringing the tola\ to 300 in 24 hour in this sector. Also south of Balkleya, Red army scouts during Ihe night broke into a German - held town, presumably on the western side of the Donel river, and killed 40 Germans. On <he Volkhov front,, southeast of Leningrad, Ihe Russians' heavy artillery shelled a German position, smashing up some batteries and mortars. Russian guns in the last 24 hours have blown up 25 dugouts and pillboxes in this area. The noon communique reported nothing fresh from the Leningrad front where the Germans in one sector attacked with tanks all clay yesterday. By WES GALLAGHER Allied Headquarters in North, Africa, April 14 — (IP} — The Allied forces in Tunisia have driven up to Marshal Erwin Rommel's mountain defenses ringing Tunis and Bizerte. a communique form Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's headquarters announced today, and American and British aircraft have destroyed 84 more Axis planes. The mass destruction of Axi aerial strength was led by American Flying Frotrcsses which, recon- naisance, showed, destroyed 73 plane in two raids on Sicilian airfield which were Thoroughly covered with bomb bursts. One hund- ed of the enemy's aircraft were een on one field. Th Brilish Eighth Army, 1 continuing to press the African Corps to he northward from Sousse, ran nto Rommel's "prepared positions jclween EnCidavillc and Djebel Bou •ladjar," the communique said. This apparently was the moun- ,ain defense line running west from Enfidaville, itself 27 'miles north of Sousse and 50 miles south of Tunis, apon which Rommel had fixed for his main stand. Djebel Bou Hadjar is 32 miles west and south of Enfidaville and 25 miles northwest of Kairouan. (The German radio, quoting reports purporting to come from London, said the Axis rearguards had been contacted by the British Eighth Army at Hergla, on the coast five miles south of Enfida- ville, and said Lieut. Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.'s American tank forces were deployed on the plains south of Lake Kelbia to the south- , west.) • • -' Despite the continued pressure of the Eiglh Army, however, the Algiers radio report yesterday that Enfidaville had been captured appeared to be untrue. The Br|tish First Army, exerting steady pressure from the West upon Romm,el's narrow corner of Tunsia, also pushed the Germans bac)< along the Beja road north of Medjcz - El - Bab to within three miles of Sidi Insir, about 40 miles west of Tunis. (The Algiers radio said the forces being, removed were a considerable number of German technical personnel. This suggested the Germans might be removing their air force ground personnel, no longer needed in Tunisia now lhat the Axis has lost most of its airfields. The British radio today said Rommel had only three airfield left in Tunisia, all under heavy air attack. (Reuters reports, however, said most of the troops being evacuated were Italians arriving at Sardinian and Sicilian ports after overnight trips in small boats, and said the Germans apparently were under orders to defend the Tunisian bridgehead "to Ihc lasl man,") Pool of Blood Probed in Kansas City Trial Kansas City, April 14 l/Tl Another clement of mystery —• a pool of blood in the yard where a piece of flesh from Leila Adeel Welsh's hip war, found — entered the trial today of George W. Welsh, Jr., charged with the slaying of his pretty 24 - year - old sister. The new angle in the n i n c- day old trial came as Ira J. Johnson, inspector of police detectives and ;i rtalo witness, was refreshing his memory about the crime from a police report defense attorneys indicated Ihey never had seen. Circuit Judge Albert A. Ridge granted them permission to read the report. John T. Barker, chief of the defense counsel, then asked Johnson what he had found in a visit to Traitor to Be Executed on April 27 Detroit, April 14 — (IP) —Execution of German - born Max Stephan, convicted traitor, was set for Tuesday, April 27, at the Federal Correctional Institution at Milan, Mich., by Federal Judge Arthur J. Tullle in Uniled Slales District court here today. Stephan, handcuffed to two United States Marshalls, wept through the entire proceedings. Judge Tuttle refused a plea from the traitor's attorney. Nicholas Salowich to set an execution date about the middle of May. The judge lold the attorney and the defendant the only door open to them is to appeal to President Roosevelt for Mrs. Mabel Murph's home, local ed near the Welsh house, ten days after ihe March 9, 1941. slaying. The nolice detective recalled thai i executive clemency. The attorney had appealed fur lime in order lo get a petition for a rehearing before the Uniled Mrs. Murphy had pointed out a spot j Stales Supreme Court as well as ;it the northwest corner of h e r I petition for executive clemency, house where blood had been, but | The judge said there were only it had been dug up or else soaked two considerations in deciding upon Delaware is known mond State. as Ihe Dia- into ihc ground. Earlier as a stale witness, Mrs. Murphy had testified that when she and a policeman first looked in her backyard the morning of the mutilation slaying they found nothing, but thai three or four hours later she had discovered u piece of human flesh. The name of Alaska was derived from an Aleul word meaning "great country." The stale moiln of California is "Eureka," meaning "1 have found it," a date fur execution of sentence: to give • •sufficient time for the respondent to maKe peace with his Maker and a date soon enough to eliminate unnecessary suffering for the respondent." Sicpnen was sentenced Aug. 8, 1942. 10 be hanged at Milan Nov. 13. 1942. following conviction by a federal court jury July 2 of last year. The execution was delayed while Stephen's attorney appealed lo the U. S. Supreme court. Natives of Rennel Island, about 1,000 in number, live in wall-less shelters.
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