Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on May 4, 1943 · Page 5
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 5

Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 4, 1943
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o o Tuesday, May 4, 1941 Suspect Admits Rape-Slaying of Young Girl St. Louis, May 4 —(/Pi—• A few hours after the nude body of three- year-old Mary Jane Tankersley, slashed and bleeding, was found in a \Vesl-side pedestrian underpass, .lames Franklin, 21, led police by street car to tbe spot. Detective Capl. Martin Cliffc said Franklin confessed the rape slaying of his neighborhood' companion and explained he took Ihe fiirl over the same streetcar route to the little-used underground passageway beneath a high-speed automobile highway. Captain Cliffc said Franklin ad- milted tearing off the girl's clothing,, choking her to hush her outcries, and slabbing her witli his pocketknife. He quoted Franklin as saying of the assault, "She was half dead then. I decided to finish the job." Chief of Detectives Fred F,gen- rilher said the barrel-chested youth is being held on charges of murder ami rape, pending an in- HOPE STAR, HOf»E, ARKANSAS .,;V A park watchman on bis way to work found the- body. Torn clothing was piled ;,| ihe K "j,-i' s head, and one end of a piece of underwear twisted about her throat was stuffed into her mouth. There was a knife wound in the throat and I wo in the chsot. Identification was made by the girl's father, William Tankerslo, aircraft plant worker and former St. Louis police department clerk. lie reported her missing shortly after she went out to play in the yard. Franhiin's parents live in the same block. Cliffo said Franklin spent some time in a stale mental hospital a few yea.-s ago,, after attacking a boy with a knife. Franklin remarked at police headquarters as he signed a formal confession; "I.'m sorry I did it." ^t»* c «»-- . Today in Congress By The Associated Pre ss Senate May get motion to send plant- sei/ure bill back to committee. Truman committee hears Rubber Administrator Jeffers in rubber-gasoline "row." Agriculture subcommittee hears agricultural commissioners on pace, Bankhead bills. HDUSB Seeks vnie on pay-as-you-go tax plan. Military committee studies manpower legislation. Peanuts, pineapple, lima beans ' and guavas were among the fruits and vegetables first domesticated 1 in Peru. Ickes Places ! (Continued From Page One) walkout found both sides still slar.d- mg pat. The War Labor Board was confident , that President Roosevelt fully supported its jurisdiction, and lh:il the case will be handled w'lhoiil any deviation from the normal war-time procedure. And John L. Lewis asserted \\v- United Mine Workers whom he ordered back to work today pending further negotiations, did' nr.l retreat when they agreed to the Ifi- day armistice — that they stii! refused to refer the case to th? WLB. The next step, he said in New York, is up to Fuel Adminisiraior Harold L. Ickcs, the appointed boss of the government-controlled coal fields. Members of the board, on the otliei hand, expressed eont'i-lcnc'.' in their position after at least one of them conferred with Stabilization Director James F. Byrnes, nnd several of 'he public members flnlly implied that I hey would resign if they lost control of the case. I n a statement issued fifler a meeting of the union's policy committee, Lewis repealed recent assertions that the miners are "no longer bound by the no-strike pledge," and that, by adopting the Little Steel wage formula, the WLB had "breached the understanding" between labor, employers, the public and the administration regarding wartime strikes. Lewis said "the War Labor Board must accept the full responsibility" for (he situation which he charged to "distress in the ranks of labor" — apparenlly.'replying to President Roosevelt's Sunday night speech in which he blamed the walkout of nearly balf a million miners on the national union officials. He added the miners would stand pal, on their original demands for $2-a-day wage increases, portal- ici-portal pay and unionization of minor bosses. PAGE FlVt,,; Since there was no statement from Ickes concerning his Sunday conference with Lewis, Ihe capital speculates whether Lewis had obtained some concession from the Xovernmeiil and bypassed the WLB. But none of the following available information seemed to indicate such a possibilil: 1. President Roosevelt said in his Sunday night speech: "The first necessity is the resumption of coal mining. The terms of the old contract will be followed by the Secretary of the Interior i Ickes). If an •id'tisimcm in wanes results from a decision of UK- War Labor Board or from any new agreement be- 'v.'ecii the operators and the miners which is approved by the War Labor Board, that adjustment will be made retroactive to April l."l ^'2. Presidential Secretary Stephen F.arly. commenting on the fact that Mr. Roosevelt made no reference to ilu- 15-day strike truce, said the speech contained: "Not a word or statement that does not held equally true two days from now. two weeks from now, two months from now or two years from now." 3. An authoritative government source who declined to be further identified said Secretary Ickes has 'no power and no desire" to negotiate a contract, that his job is to gel out the coal and that he is interested in a contract only insofar as the executive order directed him to restore the mines to the operators "as soon as he determines that possession and operation hcre- under are no longer required for the finherance of the war program." However, Labor Secretary Perkins said Ickes would confer with union leaders and operators and try to bring them together. 4. War Labor Boa re members said the three-man, fact - finding- panel would resume hearings as soon as normal coal production was resumed. The hearings were suspended in accordance with board policy not to consider the merits of a case while production is interrupted. 5. The secretary of labor said no concessions or promises had been given Lewis — even concerning procedure. Thus, the developments seemed to support .the WLB stand that it will decide the dispute or will pass upon an agreement, which adjusts wages. Some sources speculated upon the possibility of a .guaranteed six- day week deal which might not require board approval since there would be no increase in basic wage rates. The miners now have a contract providing for time and a half fur work after 85 hours on the ;-.ixth working day of the week, but six days work is not guaranteed. -P3 'III!lUSOJ|OdS ,IO)l!,10dO OUQ ward H. Burke, president of the Southern Coal Association, said the association had no objection to guaranteeing a six-day week—-i; It. tig as the present demand for coal continued. Nutritions Greens Easy to Grow ASI Summer Some nutritionists say that the vitamin-rich "green, leafy vegetables" should be served in some form once a day, to insure that . your family has an abundance of v' vitamins. If this is to bo done, the Victory Garden must provide a good variety of these leaves; and some of the most important of them are served as cooked greens. 1 '.>. Of these, spinach is not the most ^' important item. It can be grown for the early summer, to be harvested before hot weather sends it up to seed, but its place on the menu will be a few weeks only, While other greens can provide ^3 vitamin-rich green leaves for months. Swiss chard, a member of the beet family, is one of the best. Sown in the early spring, it matures in 45 days. Its leaves may be cut off _ nt the ground, and the roots will •-" send up new crops until freezing kills them. Chard has a distinctive Jlavor which some prefer to spinach, and others do not. New Zealand spinach, sown when the 'ground warms up, soon profit duces huge bushes of green leaves v which taste like spinach, and may be cut as needed, while the plant continues to grow. One full grown plant will fill a bushel basket, and a row needs plenty of room to spread out. ii The mustard family provides several varieties of greens. One known as Tendergrcen will produce edible leaves in 21 days from sowing, and if the roots are left undisturbed will produce eight or nine - crops in the season. All the mus- ••V'tards- are quick growing, and are much esteemed in the southern states. Garden, sorrell is a hardy per- emji.al, which will live over winter aa*d' : produces greens. It does beat l v in fcjjht shade. One riant of New Zealand Spinach Will Fill a Bushel Basket Kale is a fall and winter plant. Sown in June, the plants set out in rows two feet apart, they will produce leaves which stand freezing, and are improved in llavor by that experience. Collards are a member of the cabbage family which do not make heads, but leaves with cabbage flavor. All these varieties of greens are rich in minerals and vitamins, and are valuable in the diet. It is well for the home gardener to plant a small quantity of; several kinds so that the family does not grow tired of greens. All produce a surprising quantity of food on small space. .. he World News Told in Pictures A Hero's Mother Hears From Her Son Troops Clear the Road as 'Enemy' Plane Dives ••"?.-,' -. '' r , ife-A* v '. '"-'> •«*%& f < $•& Troops clashing oft the road and debarking from column of trucks mean only one thing,— i planes in the sky. These U. S. soldiers on maneuvers at Camp Tyson, Term., the Army's only bairage> balloon training center, learn to work under cover of the big bags that guard them from low-fyingj planes. Here they scatter to offer a difficult target and to return fire of strafing planes. ^ Breaks Precedent >ic of America's proudest mothers on Ibis Mother's Day, 1943, is Mrs. Frank Foss, a farmer's widow if Sioux Falls, S, D. Her son, whose picture is beside her, is Marine Ace Capt. Joseph Foss. At 64, Mother Foss still does a man's work on her prairie farm w.hile her:son, Joe, has won lino's recognition by shooting down 20 Jap planes in the South Pacific. From Grandma's Attic Trunk C. of C. Chief WAVE Mechanic First woman on the floor in the Ifil-year history of the New York Stock Exchange is Hal 211 Hanzelin, telephone clerk for a brokerage firm. Gets Physical Hand-me-down? made from scraps of grandmother's clothes seem to have captured the fancies of the Carletun children, enthusiastic youiij; models in New York's "Make It Do" 1'ashion show. Lett tc right they are Ku^er, S; Sheryl, 3, and WmiireU, 7 years old. Grandstand Shelter in Tunisia Eric Johnston of Spokane, Wash., has been re-elected president of the United States Chamber of Commerce for the 1943-44 period. - -V,.. t.-N. *V"x s , Duke, 4-year-old airdale Army recruit, gets his physical examination in New York prior to acceptance in Doys for Defense campaign. Desert Hero Visits Famous Father This grease girl perched atop a plane motoi is Lucille Henderson one of hundn«s of WAVES who learn how to take aircraft engines apart and put them together at Norman, Okla.. training school* What Is This Jive Business? :i; i It looks like a ballpaik pitssbox, but this hillside dugout in is there for protection fiom enemy u» attjtk. Thiee fiom a ta.uk deuUoyer take cover while waiting for > on. The war has come close to British Ambassador Lord Halifax, showi. here with his son, Lieut. Richard Wood, who lost both legs during African desert lighting with British Eighth Army. Lieutenant Wood >s veiling his father at the British Embassy in Washington. The alligators and hep eats from Brooklyn to the Bronx sit enr^gg *• tuied as Jimmy Doiguy's band gives foilh with melodies sweet ejod J swmev at a New Yoik theater. But the woaiafl w+ fronl-ggemf | t bit bewildered at aJJ this jive, opera. - • - «

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