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BLYtftEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MAY 1C, Yoshida Becomes Japan's Premier The Last Bottle Front of World War II Endorsement By Ge«wrol Mac Arthur. It <U.P.)--Shl- steely, little 67- j— — ...— ,.» h»s spent most or his itr.etlme In. Jupari's dlplo- natic service, was appointed pre- mi««v of *»pan by - Emperor Hiro- hlto today after receiving the endorsement of General pouglas MacArlhur. '^tie-appointment came as Japan's newly elected Hou.se of ^Representatives convened for Hie .first time. Buklchl Mlkl, Liberal •Party member, was elected Speak- #r of the llouse by a vote of 228 lo 217 after a determined attempt by Communists and Social Democrats jto have" a member of a minority .group elected. , .- The appointment ended the po- 'litical stalemate existing since Ighideha'rsC resigned on April 22. aiacArthur's approval of Yoshldi *n-as contained In a letter to the [Japanese Government. 1,' Yoshida's apiwintment was made ^technically possible yeslcrdoy when l he accepted the presidency o! the liberal Party, a conservative or- iganiEation which won the larges; • -number of Diet seats In the April 'liceLion. Ichiro Hatoyama, Liberal "Party leader during the election •vas banned from office by Mnc- •Arthur on May 4 because of his militarist, record. ','i Sliidelmra said before gofng to •the imperial Palace that Yoshitlii •had consented to accept the prc- ,', Long active in government at•fairs, Yoshida was implicated in a •"peace movement" shortly before 'japan capitulated and was nrresl- *d by Japanese secret police. He 'WHS imprisoned on charges ot •fostering peace feelers througli ^pritisli channels. He was released .after Japan surrendered. Osceola Society— Personal __ ormons surrender oH forces in Denmark, rhcrn Germany and the Netherlands, sign ratification cf Reims urrendcr at midnight JR Berlin. y tnis oate, tnc fait shots of World War II had been fired. Last- ditch German units, holding out in Austria and Czechoslovakia gave up. GERMANY Reims sthoolhousc, Col Gen. Gustof Jodt signs unconditional surrender ol all German land, scu and HUNGARY At Allicd.hcod quartets in Cascrla, lloly, German* sign unconditional ot almost 1,000,000 men in northern lluly and southern Austria. YUGOSLAVIA Lost combat area or World War II. New Orleans Mayor Has Plan To Let City Promote Gambling United I'ross Staff Corre*ponrient NEW OliLUANS, May 1C. (UP) — "Relorm" Mayor Lelesseps Morrison tossed a bombshell Into frcc- ni)d-0!!.sy New Orleans today- with the formal proposal that racing books lie legalized and that the cl'.y go Into the slot machine business, Morrison's ideas to cash In on UK- gambling which always has flourished In this city were wraij- ped u]) Into two bills which ho said would be presented to the stale legislature Monday. OIK- bill authorized the operation of MO handbooks in the city at a tax of S25 per day per book. The other authorized the city to purchase and operate 3,000 slot machines. All other forms of gambling— rouletf'!, lottCTtes, dice games— would remain on the taboo list. The youUiful ex-Army colonel who defeated a powerful city machine at, the polls last January estimated that liis new city administration would net $4.000,000 n year from the slots. That would yo lor street improvements. And $2,500.000 from the handbooks would go into the city's general fund. The gambling gentry gave a whoop and a cheer today at the news of the Morrison proposals. Only on hU inauguration day did they become paddy-wagon ball after operating wide open, but illegally, for years. In barring his plan, Morrison said that three courses were open to the city—permit gambling to operate wide open but illegally, attempt to prohibit, it all together or legalize and regulate gambling. Riverdale Postmaster Faces federal Charge JONESBORO, Ark., May 1G. (UP) —Homer T. Brown of Riverdale today awaited action of the federal grand jury here on charges of the ciiibcZKleincia of $333.74. The 67-year-old Brown allegedly took the money In connection with his duties as ]X>stmastcr at Hivertlalc I In Poinsclt County. | At a hearing before U. S. Com| mlsslcner Browdcr here, Brown I pleaded not guilty and posted $1,000 bond. Rend Courier News Want Ads. Som c stars In the heavens are estimated to have temperatures as high as 1,800,000.000 degrees. Moving of Second Army Staff Comes Too Late to Plan 1946 MidSouth Fair MEMPHIS, TViin, May 1C. i,UP> —The MidSouth Fair will not be renewed this year although the fairgrounds will be vacated by Second Army headquarters June II. fair officials said today. ' Evacuation by the Second Army will come too late for renewal ,of the annual event this year, ofH- 'cials said, but plans will be made 'for staging the fair in 1947. There are only five counties '" . Rhode Island, smallest state In 'the union. Don't Say Bread Say • • • Man above shows the military situation in Europe one year ago today, when hostilities ofhcia.lly ended with the signing of (ho final surrender in Berlin at midnight. The "Cease Fire' order became effective throughout the continent one minute later. However, desperate German units continued to fight on in Austria and Czechoslovakia for several days. Inset boxes describe individual surrenders leading up to the climactic total capitulation of the once-great German war machine.; Democratic Women Wou/d Penalize Strikers LITTLE ROOK. Ark., May Hi. (U.l > .>--Mrs. E. L. Thompson ol Hoi Springs today was at the hc;ul of the Arkansas Democratic Women's Club, after being ro- clccli'd to the group's presidency at its fifteenth jinnual convention litre. At a business sc.^sion yc.sterclny, tin- club acloplerl a resolution fav- orfnn .severe penalties for any strike called after it had been declared a "public menace" by a board of arbitration. In further action, the club took a stand in favor of the British loan, strongly opposed any statt socialized medicine, and backet the continuation of the OPA it it can be worked into a simpler ;". L... \V. Williams was a business Visitor in Louisville, Ky., last week. '- Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Potter of In- elewood, Calif., have gone to Kan- Sis to- visit relatives alter spending •10 days with his brother, T. W. Potler.'and family, in Osceola. L; Mrs. Talmadge Tongate has gone jib Ridjely, Term., where she is ^hc guest of her dauhter, Mrs. VV. t£. Dunlap and family. t, Mti-'iGft T/.RStin (and daughter, t^Iiss-Shirley MtisUn, arc guests ol *Mr. and Mrs. John Albcrs in Elm- Ijjfood, Nebr. Composer Belieyes Jitterbugs Will Jump for 'Jubilee Jerk' .police Seek |T6 Curb Death fToll on Highways J; LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 16. tiu.f'l-J-Jack Portor, director of r*hc~ Arkansas State Police, an- niounced here.today that he plans ^to present a nationwide safety H-program to the Arkansas, Safets ^-Council at its meeting May 21. '.•> Porter was In Washington las' ^v:eelc^ where he personally reprc- iienfed" Governor Ben Laney a ;prsident Truman's Highway Safe- ^ty council. £. The State Safety Council, rc- ^cenlly reorganized, will meet here —with ..Chairman Bill Shepherd of »<Fine~>Bluff -presiding. * Porter" said the national con- ^,'ference- made but few tangible • recommendations to curb the na- fe tion's mounting death toll from ^traffic ' accidents, which has ^ reached 146 in Arkansas this year. * <-A •:. . '-?—. 'Graduation Streamlined * RUSSELLVILLE, Ark., May 16.1 1"(UP)—Graduation exercises for 65 ^students of Arkansas Polythechmc ^College her c are scheduled for ^May"26, with C. F. Byrns, editor »of the. Southwest Times-Record at I ••Fort Smith as the speaker. Pres- "ident J. W. Hull said yesterday »there will be n single graduation c ceremony this year with no bac- • calaureatc sermon. MEMPHIS. Tenn., May IS. (UP) —"Processor" Nat Willinms. Negioj newspaperman and Healc Street's deluxe master of ceremonies, todny polished off rongli si»ts on his atcst dance creation and predicted that the nation's jitterbugs would soon be jumping "The Jubilee Jerk.' 1 The professor took time out from training the special yranp ol hep- cats who will unveil the gyrations of the Jumping Jerk to admit his latest bit of chorcgiaphy was destined for greatness. H might CVPU surpass : his sensational "Jubilee Dip." Williams confides Hint the Jub! less Jerk Is "designed to symbolize the high but nervous emotions engendered by the experience of Dixie egt'o soldiers in World War II." Thirty hiBlj scnool sUidents will :lancc the Jubilee Jerk for the first lime at the coronation next Thursday of the inonarclis who will rule over the Memphis colton-makers jubilee, negro version of the cotton carnival. The unveiling of the newest Williams m.istei piece of unrestraint will plav second fiddle to composer W. C. Handy, "Daddy of the Bines," coronation night. Handy will lead the coronation parade up the famed Negro thor- uyhfare he marie Immortal with his "Beale Street Blues." Handy will carry his golden trumpet and may even "hit a few licks for the cats." Even with such formidable competition, Williams is confident his Jubilee Jerk will steal the show. After all. h e pointed out, "It's the jubilee committee's salute to the postwar world." HART'S Bread DRUG STORE USES Reports Shortage Of Good Stenographers LITTLE HOCK, May 1C. (UP!—. A shortage of good stenographers and well-trained women clerical workers was reported in Arkansas today tay the United States Em-;' ployment Service. ^ D. Palmer Patterson, assistant, state director, siud trmt job skUl^ among women were becoming n)orj| valuable since the end of the /war?; lie pointed out that there arc sevj era! thousand women with war! work experience but few who nr| competent secretaries. 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