- PAGE SIX Russia to Look Into Lend-lease U. S. Officials Finally Get Reply on Move To "Square Accounts" .WASHINGTON, Feb. 21—(UP) —Russia, after a year nf enigmatic silence,finally has agreed lo "look Into" the question of squaring her $11,298.000.000 lend-lease bill. It was learned today. This first hint that the bill would get any study at all was received here following recent conferences in Moscow between U. S. Ambassador Walter Bedell Smith and Soviet Minister V. M. Moloiov. State department and lend-loase officials emphasized, however, thtxt there still was no assurance the Soviets were ready (o sit down and square their account, Th c answe-.s received by Smith were said to (13 brief and non-conunital — simply to the ettcet that Russia "would look into the matter." The Untied States, H was learned ed. has made a total of six attempts within the past year to get niiA'a to begin initial discussions looking toward a lend-lease settlement. Only Smith's ( personal conferences prompted a iepjy. i Great Britain. France, Belgium, Turkey, Australia. New Zealand settled their lend-lcase obligations more than six months ago. Preliminary discussions are underway <<n settlements with China. Grccre. the Netherlands. Norway, and Eh? Union of South Africa—the other remaining unpaid accounts. Puzzled Over Reluctance American officials were at n loss to explain Russia's reluctance even to begin negotiations on the lend- lease bill. One high-ranking official following the matter sntd: "We don't expect payment for the entire amount of Sll,009,000.0(ii). 7"he master agreement provides that materials lost, consumed or destroyed during the wnr should be considered part of the U. S. contribution to the- common war effort. "What we want to talk to Rus: sia about is the amount of material still remaining that- can bi> .used for civilian purposes." lehd-leose supplies to all cour. tries were stopped on V-J Day. On thnt date. Russia still hod equipment On order valued at S25D.OOO.- 000. Of that amount, $25.000.001) worth of food, leather, steel bars, lubricating oil. tools, radio tubes and construction equipment still ire to pc delivered on a eash b'asis.'. - "" » Deliveries on the $25,000,000 in orders were stopped Jan. 1. pcn'ting congressional reaction regarding future deliveries. The State Department believes the United States, is obligated lo deliver the "materials since they include no armaments or war munitions, and are being paid for. Columbian President Is Convicted - ATLANTA. Ga., Feb. 21. iU.P.) -^Emory. Burke, Columbian preil-j dent, was convicted tod ay -jf usur- .patibn of police powers by a S'l- :peribr court jury that had beard this prosecution compare him to "the late Adolf Hitler." Hs is expected to be sentenced lat^r today. . Charges against Burk-: »rose from the beating of Clifford Hincs, n Ncero in a case which resulted in the conviction jf Homer Looinis. another ColumbU-.i leader on riot charges. ' IjOOmis, sentenced to onfr year In a work camp, has appealed hu conviction. .,. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW3 Confessions Obtained In Lynching GREENVILLE, S. C.. Feb. 21. (U.P.)—Authorities disclosed todny that 23 men had signed confessions in the lynching of Willio Earle, 24 year old Negro who was removed from his Jail cell at dawn Monday by a mob armed \vltu< shotguns. Sheriff n. Ilomrr Beardcn. spokesman for four law enforcement agencies Invcsllgnilnu the case, said Hint the bulk i>l the men were taxicab drivers hunt uii revenge for the fnlai attach on T. W. Brown, a Greenvltl? laxi driver. | tj !]f ( Bcardon atlribulcd proijres.-: in cracking the case lo co-oiK-r.ilton among FBI agents, comity, city and state officers. Oonte.sslovs rimecrned "varied degrees <if participation in the mob activities," Bearden said. Two non-cab drivers Identified as "prominent" areemillo residents were being held. All names were being withheld pend.p ! questioning of additional su^pcctc Gorbo Undecided On Whether to Accept Legacy HOLLYWOOD. Feb. 21. (UP) — Actress Greta Garbu, who was left u modest fortune by an eccentric' Michigan man, suid today she did not know whether she would accept the legacy. Miss Gnrbo snid she was aslun- ishcd that Edgar II. Donne. Door, I Mich,, willed her $20,000 hi jewels I and securities because she was ills' "drcinn girl." "I do not know Mr. Donne," she said, "And I have received no of- flclnl woeil of Ills will. I can'l ray now whether I will accept." Slie said sh« vnttuvly recalled that Dunne once sent her a letter. WAA Receives Six Bids For Monticcllo Buildings LITTLE ROCK, Alk., Feb. 21. (UP)—Six bids for the purchase of 95 surplus buildings nt the POW c.ini|» nl Montlcello today ivere being evaluated by, the regional office of the War Esscls ArtminislratUm licre. The bids, handed in by residents of Montlcello and vicinity, were received yesterday. The successful bidders will be announced later bv the WAA. Thc structures at (lie Monticcllo campsite were offered to priority holders from Jan, 30 through Feb. 8, anrl 'then to veterans' housing ccrtlfiers and (lie general public from Feb. 10 to Feb. 19. Included In the buildings, all of which must be removed from the camp, me- 65 officers' i)tiuvters, four recreation 1 hulls, four mess halls, five storehouses and an infinnury. ! Attorney General Raps Communists and Fascists CHARLOTTE, N. C., Feb. 21. (U.P.I—U. S, Attorney Gt'iionii Tom C. Clark warned lo<l«y lhaO he would prosecute Communist and Fascist Croups whenever they come in conflict with federal, taw. He lashed out against the Ku Klux Klan and Cohnnbluns in a speech before the North Carolina, Conference of Christians iivtrt Jews, .saying "people must stamp out Iho seeds of Iwtred toward their fellow men." Clark K-.iid that there was nc difference between the Communist and the Fascist and, though they may wear a different cloak, "both seek to achieve final power al the expense ol our democratic :mtl- tulions, Lumberman's Club Urges Changes in Labor Laws MEMPHIS, Term,, Feb. 21.' (UP)— Thc Lumbermen's Club of Memphis was on record today with demands for changes in the nation's labor laws. The group took Its action yestcr day when it adopted a resolution Indorsing the changes suggested i, a letter written by Lowell Taylor local attorney, to Oscar Johnston' president of the National Cotton Council. Thc lumbermen called for aboil lion of the National Labor Rein" tions Act. amendment of the Was ner Act and repeal of all laws which prohibit the federal courts from yrunting Injunctions against vio lencc by strikers. FRIDAY, FKBHUAKY 21, 19.17 LEGISLATURE Continued from Page 1. approved and forwarded to the House 14 such bills. Included In those from ihe Senate was the $384,950 request of trie State Police Department. Prom the House, eight rcgular- nppropriallon measures totaling $259,000 for the first year of the blcnnlum and $236.000 for the second went to tiie governor for sign- Jriff, as did a $3,100,000 supplemental appropriation for the welfare department. To the Senate went the remaining legislation of $21,724,000 a year, plus an $80,500 supplemental (or the revenue department. . That department's biennial bud- Set request, however, was plac.'d back into committee, where it wll! be taken up by the revenue and taxation group. Five administration bills, dealing mostly with the regulation of liquor trade Iji Arkansas, were presented to the House late yesterday by Rep. James Young of Pope County. The liquor measures would greatly Increase license fees for wholesale and retail liquor dealers, and would establish a $100 fee for hauling a load of liquor Into or through Arkansas, or a flat fee of $1.000 for regular hauling. Another of the measures makes similar provisions for beer dealers. The other legislation makes regulations for the sale of cotton seed meal, fertilizers and commercial feeds In Arkansas. Repeal or * 1945 act (hat re- quires all jiulillcal advertisements In newspapers (u be sifincd was ndvcciitcd by flic House in a 56 (o 20 vole. The lower body approved (he repealing measure, which had been introduced by Keff. Alene Word nnd f. C. FlM- man of Mississippi County. The house also received a proposed constitutional amendment that would abolish the property tax- In Arkansas forever, and adopted a concurrent resolution for a 4- lanc bridge across the Mississippi River at West Memphis, costing $15,000.000 and to be known as "Memorial Bridge." It would be dedicated to Araknsas and Tennessee citizens who gave their services and lives In the two world wars. The Senate gave approval to a concurrent resolution that asked the federal road bureau to lows;its construction standards of tarm- to-market roads so that funds available In this state will go further. After a fight on the floor ln ; which sen. E. J. Butler chanted that 18 electric co-operatives - in Arkansas hold monopolies on power, a strong Senate bloc succeeded In Defeating an amendment that would have killed Butler's bill to place the electric co-operatives' under supervision O f the State Public Service Commission. Butler got strong support from Senators Ellis Pagan of Little Rock and Guy Jones of Conway against the amendment by Sen. Ben Smith of .lonesboro. At the conclusion of a two-hour discussion, a 15-15 Jf& Switchman Killed MEMPHIS. Tenn.. Feb. 21. (UPl —Funeral services were planned to- doy for Crenshaw Hart, 35. railroad switchman, who was killed instantly when struck by a freight car In a railroad yard here. Crenshavv stepped Into the path of the loose ctir, apparently without seeing it, police said. Poison .ivy lenvcs differ greatly in shape, but they're always composed of three leaflets. OUR COMPLETE WHEEL ALIGNMENT S Did you know that ii one oi your wheels is as little as one- eighth inch out of line, your tire is dragged sideways approximately 85 feet in every mile? It is easy to see from this fact, how much unnecessary wear your tires receive if your wheels are out p! line. Faulty wheel alignment, like faulty brakes, also makes driving • Rescued by Helicopter BUFFALO, N. Y.. 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