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PAGE TEN BMTTHBYILLB (ARK.) COUSIBR MBWt FRIDAY, DECEMBER M, 194T Wallace Determined to Defeat Truman in 1948 Election and Make Own Serious Bid in 7952 By urta C. Halted Pn« 8Uff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Dec. 36. CU.P.)—Henry A. W»ll»e«'i political pto- i at » doublefoarrelled affair designed to lick Pwildent Truman In IMS and to let up a major left wing party for 1962. .Wallace would expect to head the left wing presidential ticket •gain In 196&-«rid, to be elected. That would Involve a fundamental realignment of parties In which the Iclt wing would absorb or dls- plao* most of the Democratic Party organization outside tin solid South. On Monday rught Wallace will* ttate his IMS political plans In a mutual system broadcast from Chicago. A slightly qualified announcement that he will lead a third parly Texas Hotel Fire Fatal for Seven Six Bodies Removed From Rooms and Along the Hallways ORANGE, Tex., Dec. 26. (UP) — Firemen picked their way through the charred wreckage of the second floor Slkcs Hotel today, searching for more victims ol a tire' that took at Casualty Toll fn Ho/y Land Still Growing JERUSALEM, Dec. 26. • fUP) 'Die head of the Jewish Agency's youth immigration department was killed and other prominent Jewish leaders, Including Mrs. Golda Mayerson, had a close brush with death .today when their motorcade was ambushed by Arabs near Je- TOJO In next year's presidential election Is almost Inevitable. Wallace's published statements have by now foreclosed nny deal by which he might support President Truman for election next year. Wallace also has blackballed most of the possible Republican candidates, Including Sen. Robert A. Taft, Oov. Thomas E. Dewey and Sen. Arthur H. Vandenbcrg. Wftl- alce probably could supiwrt Hnrold E. Stassen or Gen. Dwlght D. Eisenhower for president on the Republican ticket without entlng too many words. Kidnapped by Left Wingers But the left wing of American politics has kidnapped Wallace and he would have difficulty getting away. Among his captors are the American Communists whose publications now whoop it up for him as the spiritual successor of the lat* FDR who, in turn* they used to denounce as a wor-mongerlng imperialist, until Hitler Invaded the Soviet Union and Russia desperately needed the assistance Mr. Roosevelt was able to give. Red headed Walter P. neuthcr was here the other dny making ft speech about the United Automobile Workers of America (CIO), of which he is the president. Someone asked Reuther about Wallace and the red head replied Wallace 1ms been lost by organized labor to the Communists because he went on to remark: "The* Communists provide the greatest political valet service In the world. They write your sjiecch- es, do your thinking, arrange your meetings, provide your applause and as often as needed they inflate your ego." Combining with the Communist Party to spark Wallace's political adventure is the Progressive Citizens of America, a Communlst-in- liltrated outfit which Is beginning to blossom with some of the characteristics of a Communist front. Through efforts of these two organizations Wallace's sponsors believe they easily could get a third, party ticket on the ballot in nearly a score of states and with good luck put It across in considerably more than that. American Labor Parly May Split ..Ready and waiting 'is the Communist-Infiltrated -American Labor Party In New York. It has cast nearly 600,000 votes in past presidential elections and without 11 Mr. Roosevelt could not have car ried New York State in 1944, o: 940, either.' The American Labo: Party will split" if Wallace Is nom inated for president but subslnn tial chunk of it will go along wltl him. Communists and the PC A are pc titloning now to get Wallace o the ticket In California next yea In Illinois a new-born Progresslv Party Is ready and waiting for htn Provided legal action lulls to deprive It of ballot status gained last November In a judicial election. Other states where Bernard Conal, Progressive Citizens of American spokesman, believes it will be relatively easy to put Wallace on the ballot are: New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Oregon, Washlngson, Tennessee, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, Montana and Kentucky. Elmer A. Benson, former governor and senator from Minnesota, says the Democratic-Farmer Labor party there will nominate Wallace for president at its convention next Spring. If Wallace and his backers gel will be assured In * close election, and 1948 looks like a dote one. The left wingers who follow Wallace used to be part of the new deal army that followed the late FDR. Mr. Roosevelt needed them to win, so will Mr. Truman. (Continued from Page 1) tiito from blame for the war. "The entiro responsibility rests In clfccl upon, responsible persons In the cabinet and In the supreme command," he staled. • Blames Jap Diplomat* Tt>e blame for war without warning, which mode pearl Harbor a synonym for treachery. Tojo placed upon diplomatic officials. "I conscientiously believed at the time that delivery of our notification of war was made, according to the loreign minister's (Yosuke Matsuoka) instructions," the affidavit said. "It was but natural for us to place full faith in our diplomatic officials in executing a function of such vital importance." Tojo also tried to^evade responsibility for executing allied prisoners, including captured airmen. He said he assumed responsibility for the laws affecting war prisoners but tulded that Japan never had atiflcd the Qeneva protocol. "The Japanese conception re- arding prisoners of war differs rotn that of Europeans and Amer- cans," the affidavit said. said the seven dead were suffocated Their bodies, only slightly burned, were found in their rooms or along the hallways where they weco overcome as they attempted to flee. Barker said he believed that a! of the victims had been found' but that his men were making a finn check to be certain. The fire was discovered about 11:45 p.m. by Leon Harris, a taxicab driver who was walking to his cab a half block away. names and smoke were pourint from the building when flremei arrived. One survivor, Cab Driver John Oonzales, salt! lie was awakened by :he odor of smoke and the sound o screams ringing through the corrl dor. Listening to hia attorney, Tojo aiighcd and smiled and appeared n Hie highest spirits as he waited ils turn to take the stand. The ourtroom was packed to capacity —102 persons—with newsmen, pho- .ographers and allied spectators. More than 500 Japanese waiting to btain seats could not get in. Tojo's 245-page affidavit was read jy American Attorney George Blcwett with the former warlord sitting In the stand. The former premier exhibited signs of high spirits when his opening statement was made by Kiyose. The moment his attorney finished, Tojo vigorously blew his nose and walked 20 paces from the dock to the witness stand, accompanied by an American military police officer. ' " He removed his black spectacles, stood up to be sworn In, and then rifiixcd Ills signature in Japanese characters to the affidavit that Blcwett read to the court. Tojo wore a string around the middle finger of his right hand, but no one in the courtroom knew what he was \ trying to remember. Fouglit "Encirclements" The war leader's affidavit described Japan's aggression in the Pacific as a desperate effort to block encircling economic maneuvers by the United States, Orcat Britain and the Netherlands. He denied delaying the late President Roosevelt's last-minute appeal message to the emperor, asserting that Japanese task force planes had already taken ofl against Pearl Harbor by the time he heard of it. He also tried to thrust much ot the blame on the Matsuoka, now dead, who was foreign minister at the time of the attack. "Neither Ihe high command nor the government maintained any war plans against any particular government," he said. ."We aimed nt prevention, and not preparation lor war." Tojo said that Emperor Hlroliito who has not been indicted as "I grabbed my clothes, opened the window and jumped out," he said. "It seemed like a long way down as I was going through the air but I made it without being hurt," Six of the dead were found In Ihe building. The seventh died en route to a hospital. The fire was almost extinguished by 1 a.m. but some of the rafters and wreckage was still smouldering at dawn today. The hotel, owned by Mrs. Ellska Slkes, was located above five business establishments all of which were damage by fire, smoke and water. Mrs. Slkes was in Lake Charles, I*., at the time of the fire. She rushed back as soon as it was reported. She told Barker that 18 guests were registered at the hotel last night but she knew for certain that six were not In the building (luring the evening, he said the remaining five also probably were not In their rooms when the fire broke out. Firemen were seeking the cause o: the fire. Total property loss had rusnlcm. Hans Beydt, Immigration department head, and a man Identified only as Tixhbl were slain in the Arab ambush outside Mora near Jerusalem. A Jewish policeman and three others were wounded seriously. An official statement said live Arabs and three Jews were killcc and 11 Arabs and 14 Jews were wounded in a street, battle in Haifa ilarlng intermittently yesterday and today. The casualty toll In Holy Land strife mounted steadily. Unofficial reports had set it at 25 Arabs, 10 Jews and two Britons killed In Christmas Day battles. Authorities regarded It »s* little short of miraculous that most of the Jewish leaders escaped death or Injury In the attack near Jerusalem, The transport convoy was attacked twice by Arabs. The first at- tiick was near Bab El Wad, half way from Tel Aviv to Jerusuleum. The convoy sped unscathed through a rain of fire. Mew Trader List To Be Announced Anderson Silent Concerning Names Of,U.S. Employees WASHINGTON, Deo. M (UP)— Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P Anderson today will release the second batch of names of traders In grain and commodity markets. The Agriculture Department, however, did not Indicate whether the new 114 of names will be released for Immediate publication or made available to morning newspapers. Officials were unable to say whether the list will Include an; "government insider*." It was to run about 1,200 names and include all traders—small shoe string speculators as well as big operators—who were In the Chi cago Wheat market on April 30 1946. Later, Anderson will issue supplemental lists of traders In th Chicago wheat market on Feb K and Sept. IT, 1M7. J. M. Mehl, chief of the Com modlty Exchange Authority, »1 ready has testified before a join congressional committee that 1 local, state and federal employe are on the Sept. 17 list. Agriculture Department officials tlwt * k trrinc to hid* ttu aunw of government worken who may have dabbled In the market. Harold Stassen, Republican M- >lrant of president, touched off the Investigation by charging that ad-, ministration "Insiders" arc running up the price of food by gambling n commodltiei. He haa ottered to back up his allegations before a congressional committee, but no date has been set for hi* appear- .nce. Rep. August H. Andresen, R, not been estimated.^ Minn., has disclosed that hU House Investigators have "some very Interesting names" o! government people who have been dealing in commodities. However, he declined to disclose any of the information collected by his committee. No names will be made public, he said, unit all the facts are at hand. GETTING UP NIGHTS OFTEN A SIGN , OF MIDDLE AGE ' • Meny folk. 40 aid over have to ««t up—have frequcat detire to paM water — h»Y» bexkactiM, too, btciuu ot minor •unction*] kidney ditordere. II tfali It your trouble, fiuih out your Hdneye and bltdder with Dr. Kilmer^ Swamp-Root. It quickly work, to incr.ii. 1h« flow of urine, h.]p relieve eiceii acidity, and aaw burning eenution . . . helpt bladder irri(ati<m_that g«tl you up nilhli. Swamp-Root il truly nature'* own way lo relief. Million, have t«k.n it for thr«« generation! . . . often with wonderful re- sald that if any of these employes aulti. Caution: Take aa directed. were in the Chicago wheat market For fta« trial luppiy, writ* D«pt. c, il-s early as April 30, 1946, the fact Kilmer a> Co., Inc., Boi 1255, Stamford, Will 1)0 disclosed by the new list. The Conn. Or — ( et lult.rized bottle of The second ambush was nt Mozn. | department has vigorously denied Swamp-Root today at your drugitor.. Mrs. Mnycrson, head of the politl- ciil department oi the Jewish Agency, and Isaac Gruenbaum, another Jewish leader, were i« the convoy. Both their cars had tires punctured by bullets. But they managed to reach Jerusalem safely. Former U. of A. President Dies; Rites Saturday FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Dee. 26 (UP)—Funernl services will be held nt 2:30 p.m., tomorrow at St. Paul's Episcopal church here for Dr. Arthur McCracken Harding, former president of the University Of Arkansas. " The 63-year-old Dr. Harding died Christmas Eve after a long Illness. The Rev. Marius J. 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