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«kl|(g*ft»^»BMa!il!»M(«tita«W^ Page Six HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Monday, August 26, 1946 Drawing Cards •Iff.; "You've got to give him credit. No matter how tough the shot * he's always willing to play it." This Curious World s §' By William Ferguson SOIN& ONLY BT ARTIFICIAL BUDDING AND GRAFTING Ex Justice McReynolds to Be Buried Washington, Aug. 26 —(UP— Funeral services will be held in Elkton, Ky., Thursday for the late James Clark McReynolds, iormei Supreme court 'justice.- McReynolds. the most unyielding conservative among the court's "nine old men" in the early days of the New Deal, died here Saturday night at the age of 84. Death was attributed to a breakdown in the gastro-intcslinal system, bronchial pneumonia and "a failing heart." McReynolds retired from the court Feb. 1, 1941, after.waging a bitter fight against early new deal political philosophy. He voted against the constitutionalily of all the early Roosevelt legislation, and issued the only dissent against the TVA. It was in his vigorous anti-new deal dissent on the "gold-clause" cases lhat he thundered his famous: "The constitution is dead." McReynolds was born at Elkton in 1862, the son of a prosperous doctor. He attended Vanderbilt university and received his law degree from Ihe University of Virginia. He practiced law in Nash ville, Tenn., and New York, anc first joined the government in 1903 as one of Teddy Roosevelt's youth ful trust busters. In 1913, President Wilson named him his attorney general, and a year later he was elevated to the Supreme court. McReynolds was the only Su preme court justice to voice pub lie opposition to Mr. Roosevelt' allempt to "streamline" the Su preme court. Since his relirement McReynolds a bachelor, has lived quietly in hi hotel apartment. He was never ac tive in the capital's social life anc his last public appearance was a honorary pallbearer at the funcra of the late Chief Justice Harla Fiske Stone. Hey, Pop, Remember COPR. 1«« BY NEA SERVICE, INC, T. M. REO. U. S. PAT. OFF. HAVE TO Die A DITCH UP IN ORDER TO Die ITDOWM/'5d^J- SABRIEL. HUBNER, DR. O. C.. KEENER IS AN OPTOMETKISr IN KENMORE, " J NEW VORK. MCRMAM w. SRAUW, KENMORE, N.V. PUBLIC NOTICE 16th Street from the High School to the Springhill Road IS NOT A PART OF THE CITY We have the names and car license numbers of several people who have thrown out garbage, cans, rubbish along this street, From this date on all will be reported to the police and health authorities. Also we reserve the right to return this garbage to the owners front lawns or driveway. . PROPERTY OWNERS Hope Woman Dies Sunday at Little Rock Mrs. Will Ridgdill, aged 62, a nalive of Hempstead County, died ast night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Carl Erwin, in Little Rock. She had been in ill health long lime. She was well known in Hope, naving lived here practically all ler life. Funeral arrangements are incomplele. Besides her daughter she is survived by four sons, Ernest Ridgdill of Hope, Minor and Sims Ridgdill of Little Rock and Tom Ridgdill of Evansville, Indiana. This month the motion picture industry celebrates the 20th anniversary of sound pictures, introduced b;y Warnei Brothers in 192(i. To oldsters, who can remember the good ('.') old clays of silent films, the layout above will bring a nostalgic twinge, for such magic lantern slides as are pictured above were standard equipment of every "nickelodeon." Thai's when slurs of the mute melodrama made pantomimic passes at each other, like John Gilbert and Billie Dove 'in the photo above. Sound cut through the ranks of the silent stars like ;i machine gun. Gilbert, top romantic star of his time, was a quick casualty. The he-man hero's voice • on the sound track was like thai of un hysterical mouse. Religious Concert at tabernacle At Ihe Youth Revival now in progress at the Tabernacle, Mel Har;is, Piano Soloist of New York will »ive a Sacred Concert tonight at 7:45. He will play many well known numbers as well as some; of his own compositions and wills feature .a, -Bible Story musically portrayed in-.one'of his own ar- -angerrients. All who Tiave heard Mel Hargis have been highly pleased with his unusual abilily and efficiency. Mr. Hargis is said to lave the fastest, finger movement of any pianoist known. Evangelist Bracy Greer will speak each night through Friday. The revival will conclude with a Youth Rally on Friday night. You are both invited and urged to attend these revival services. o Music Box in Hope Cafe Is Robbed Brown's Cafe at Walnut and Division Street was entered and a music machine robbed of an undetermined amount of money. Nothing else was missing from the .cafe. The robber gained entrance through a back do9r, police said. The robbery was discovered early Sunday morning. Police arc investigating. Only 10 fliers in the Uniled Slales are qualified skywriters. N. Delaney Succumbs Near Hope Newt Delaney, aged 57, Hempstead county farmer, died at his home near Hope, Sunday. Funeral services will be held today at Bluff City, Nevada county, at 3 o'clock. Burial will be at Bluff City. * He is survived by his .wife, Emma Delaney, a •go.rt.^pso.rge.. E., Delaney'and a daughter Mrs. Glen Calhoun of Hope, 3 brothers, Houston and Willie Hunter Delaney of Rosston, Clyde Delaney of Camden; 2 sislers, Mrs. D. Kirk and Mrs. Bradie Parker of Rosslon. o Dr. R. R. Robins to Be Buried Tuesday at Ozan Funeral services ror Dr. Ruel R. Robins, son of Dr. and Mrs. W. F. Robins of Ozan, who died of /in hearl allack Saturday at Casper, Wyoming, will be held at Saint Paul's Church, two miles east of Ozan at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Dr. Robins is a native of Hemp stead counly. He sludied medicine at Tulane Unlversily and Arkansas' Universily where he received his degree in 1926. For Ihree years he was affilialed with Ihe Josephine Hospilal in Hope and opened an office in Texarkana in 1931. New Yorkers Learn Klan Exists There (Last of six articles) By SYDNEY MIRKIN Mew York, Aug. 25 —(/I*)— When ew YorK stale Supreme CIO Justice Joseph A. Gavagan signed T judgment July 29 ordering dissolution of "The Knights and vVom- en of the Ku Klux Klan, Ins." uany New Workers icarncu for itie nst time thai the Klan existed in me slate. Incidents bringing the Klan into .he public eye in rJcw York have not ueen numerous and for the mosl parl have been confined to reporls of threats rather than vio lent action. Attorney General Nathanie oldslein, who br.ougnt suit asking that the Klan be dissolved, said ii an affidavil presented lo Ihe cour mat Uie KUiu was incorporated i: 19^3 as a Greek letter iraternity Alpha Pi Sig. Two years later, he said, the organization assumed its real name. Goldstein said the names of 1,100 Klan members in the New lork area naa Deen turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He named Clarnce Hcrlth of Ricnmonct Hill. Queens, as grand itan of Ihe KKK in New York. .herlth admitted membership in tic Klan "for a short time' ' but aid he left it in 1U30 "on account if sickness." "i never held any kind of of- ice,' he said. In September, 1937, a Klan lead or estimated Klan membership in *fcw York at between 60,000 and 0,000 and said this was about '(o percent ot Ihe all-lime peak. Tne investigation of the Klan in Mew York began in March, 1940. A critical letter on Klan stationery had been received by organizers of a New York City mass mccling called April 0 lo protest the shooting of iwo Negroes by Frceport, N. .Y., police. The invesligalion also found Ihe evidence which resulted in the dissolution order. The order was issued Because of "tricKery' 'in attempting to circumvent the civil rights law requiring the listing ot names of officers and members. Goldstein said the Klan was being reactivated in New York as an anti-labor organization and said many labor unions had received Inreals on Klan stalionery. One lellcr made public by Goldstein said "hundreds of real Americans" are becoming aroused "and they are joining our organizalion." "Since Ihe Gl's have come home we have had 47 join our Freeport unit, 1,761 have joined in Brooklyn since Jan. 1, 1046," the lelter said. Victorious in his courl baltlc against the Klan, Goldstein announced he was cooperating with New Jersey, Kentucky and Georgia authorities in similar proceedings. He said Assistant Attorney General Daniel Duke of Georgia and Attorney General Edlon S. Duni- rmt ot Kentucky had asked i'nr material which might be of use in court proceedings lo oust the Klan. New Jersey already has slarlcd legal aclion. - , — o - . Not Workin'On A RoUroad Campus of College of William and Mary, pitch m to help get grid• iron ready for practice starting Aug. 19. A Year Ago Today— Youth Believed KUIed by a Sex Maniac *B Under Ihe menacing guns of a strong British naval force, Jap commanders at Hong Kong surrendered the crown colony on Aug. 30, 1945 afler almost four years of Jap occupation. Genefal MacArthur set up Ofcupatiou headquarters in the New Grand Hotel of ruined Yokohama. Threat of a suicide stand at Singapore brought a sharp warning from Admiral Mountbatten. TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR VACATION 1— Take it easy on the road. Give yourself plenty of time. Don't speed or take chances in passing—especially on curves or hills. 2—Don't overdo in exercise, exposure to sun or eating. 3—Don't drive if you drink. 4—It's always train time at a railroad crossing. Look both ways. 5—If you swim—don't go in alone or when overheated. 6—Don't overload a boat. Keep the weight evenly distributed. Never stand up or change seats while out on the water. Never rock the boat. 7 —Don't use fireworks. 8—As you drive along the highway, you'll find many signs saying: "Slow—Curve!"—"Speed Limit"—etc. These signs were put there for your protection. They are designed to help you avoid accidents. For greater pleasure in driving—for less strain—-and no accidents, learn to take these signs at face value. 9_$tart sooner—drive slower—live longer. 10—Practice safety and live safely. Accident Prevention Committee National Association of Insurance Agents ROY ANDIRSON & CO, INSURANCE 210S. Mo.n Phone 810 Hope, Ark. Mrs. J. W. Green, Sister of Dr. Don Smith, Dies Mrs. J. W. Green, aged 73, a sisler of Dr. Don Smilh of Hope, died Saturday in a Prescotl hospital. She was a resident of Gurdon. Funeral services are to be held today at Arkadelphla with burls' at Bluff City. She is also survive* by Iwo daughlers and a son. o Q — Whal sea disaslcr was responsible for formalion of llie In ternational Ice Patrol,which charts course of icebergs? A — Sinking of the'Titanic, which struck an iceberg. Oscar Babcock, 14, right, of Sarasola, Fla., landrcl this 114-pound tarpon after three-hour battle in duU of Mexico oft Sarasota. Catch gave him lead in Sarasota County's International Tarpon Tournament. Guide Wes Guynup seems actually pleased. He Con Dream, Can't He? DIGGING AT YOUR SCALP WON'T HELP Get real help for dry itchy scalp with Moroline Hair Tonic. Aids natural oils, helps remove loose dandruff. MOROLINE HAIR TONIC William R. Herndon Photographer PHONE 493 or 114-J Portraits Commercial Advertising Photo Copies 24 Hour Service Louisville, Ky., Aug. 24 —(/I 1 )— Slaying by hanging at the hands of a sex maniac was advanced by coroner Roy L. Carter here today as the probable cause of the death of 14-year-old Ronnie Tritt, whose almost nude body was found Ihis morning benealh a Iree in suburban Audubon park, The boy's body was found by a searching party of more than 100 members of the Boy Scouls, of which lie was a member. The scouts had been searching since Ronnie was reported missing yesterday afternoon. Coroner Carter said a rope was found tied around the boy's neck with a square knot behind Iho head and that the rope was ?ound hanging on the tree. "It was not suicide," Carter said. "I believe he was attacked by a sex maniac." The coroner said there were marks on the boy's body to substantiate the sex altack theory. Death occurred about 16 hours before the body was found, he added. Jefferson county Police Chief Tom Dover said the boy's trousers were underneath his body and thai his shirt had been pulled up around Die boy's neck, o— —— Q — Whal is Ihe oldest pcnrui- nenl while settlement in the West crn Hemisphere? A —Ciudad Trujillo, capilal of the Dominican Republic. II was founded in 1496 under Columbus' direction by his brother, Bartolo- mc. RussellviJIc Knocks Hope Out of State Softball Tourney Russellvillc's knocked Hope softball out of Ihe learn state tournament Saturday with a 2-1 decision in a hurling duel between Ferguson of Hope and Stanford of Russellville. The local team gave up Ihe winning run in Ihe second inning and were able lo push across only one run in Ihe seyenlh. Ferguson was tagged lor 3 bingles and Stan ford gave up two. The championship playoff will be between Worthon Bankers of Little Rock and Lion Oil of El Dorado. -o Crumble a dry newspaper, wet, and rub your '<lass wilh Ihis in- stea'd of a cloth. ACTS ON THE KIDNEYS To increase flow of urine and relieve irritation of the bladder from excess acidity in the urine Are you suffering imnrccKsary distress, backache, run-down feeling nnd discomfort from excess ncidity in tho urine? An you disturbed nights by 3 frequent dctiip* to pass water? Then yuti should know about that famous doctor's discovery — DR. KILMER'S SWAMP ROOT — that thousands say gives blessed relief. Swamp Root is a carefully hlcndcd combination of 10 herbs, roots, vt'&clahlcs, balsams. Dr. Kilmer's is not harsh or habit-forming in any wny. Many say its rncirfe/ous effect is amazina. Ail druggists sell Swamp Roou MEDIUM MIXUP Chicago, Aug. 24 —(/PI— Pro- essional jealousy exists even among spiritualists. Christian Johnson, 06, was granted a divorce from his wife, Pearl, • 60. afler leslifying she lore off his shirt, but Mrs. Johnson told Judge Charles A. Williams professional jealousy was the real reason for the split, "Me caused trouble between'the spirits and me," she said. "Every time I conducted a seanca he would posl Iwo dogs oulside the room and make Ihem bark. Then he'd pound on the wall. He was jealous of my skill as a medium." "I LOST 32 IBS.! WEAR SIZI 14 AGAIN" Once 156Iba.,Miss Hcynolilalost weight weekly wilh AYDS Vita- rnin Candy Reducing Plan. Now • she has a model's figure..Your experience may or may not be the eamo hul try this cosier reducing plan. Very First Hox Must Skow ResttlU 'or money back. In clinical testa conducted by madWnl doctors more than 100 pcruAis lost 14 to 15 pounds average In u fow weeks with the AYDS Vitamin Candy Reducing Plan. No exercise. No laxatives. No diug.1. Eat plenty. You don't cut out. mr.als, potatoes, etc., you just cut them down. Simple when you enjoy delirious AYpS Vitamin Candy before weak. (July (2.25 (or 3D days' supply. PLotin John P. Cox Drug Company Phone G16-617 Ladies Specialty Shop Continues Summer Dress Clearance * Your Opportunity to Save t" ^•BaQl|igJgpBEEBpproBlBilM^ ii ii i ii 11 ii"' n iiumi q Wake up, son—it's only a dream of the past. Fiom now on yoii tan bat away at your schoolbooks, 5 VALUES UP TO $10.98 Reduced for Clearance VALUES UP TO $22.50 Reduced for Clearance If you want to save, buy now while our Summer DRESS Clearance is on. Lots of cool cottons and rayons to select from. Sizes 12-20 and 9-15. ALL SALES FINAL Our Doily Bread Y'~ ' Sliced Thin by The Editor I—- Alex. H, Waihburn Representative But Not Always by a Majority Allcmpts of Talmadge foes lo "fiscal Georgia's ncxl governor by r'/Tiaking a legal altack on the Cracker stale's county-unil syslcm of voting ended yesterday in defcal. A ihrce-judge federal courl sil- ling al Atlanta ruled unanimously lhat Georgia's counly-unil syslem is valid under our representative form of government. The court pointed out, rightly enough, that Georgia's county-unil syslcm parallels the nation's clcc- loral-collegc syslem. In Georgia you vote as a citizen of a certain county—then your counly's vole is •pfast as a whole for Ihc candidale who wins locally. The same thing occurs in Ihc clccloral-collcgc sys- lcm—Ihc Democratic nominee for president carries Arkansas, and therefore Arkansas' entire clcctor- al-collcge vole is casl for the Demo cr'at. Either system allows, of course, un occasional instance in which the man who received Ihc largcsl Star WEATHER FdRECA&t Arkansas: cloudy, scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. 47TH YEAR: VOL. 47— NO. 269 Star of HOD*. 1899: Pre4i, 1927. Consolidated January 18. 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1946 (AP)—Means Associated Press (NEA)—Means NewsDaoer Enterorls* A««'n. PRICE 5c COPV popular vole is defeated on the unit-vote count. Talmadge, ncxl governor of Georgia, happens to be such a case, trailing James V •«£armichacl by 14,000 in Ihe popular count. And ycl Ihc possibilily of error and Ihc maximum amount of error, are so small that, balanced against Ihc true purpose of the unii-vplc syslcm, American public opinion accepts this system as legitimate Looking at Georgia's system through the eyes of the nation's Salvage of SPG Land Is Likely, Harris The fate of more than 40,000 acres of the 50,000-acrc former Southwestern Proving Ground mill- Lary reservation appears more nopcful In the light of. new develop- incnls at Washington, Congressman Oren Harris told Ihe SPG committee of Hope Chamber of Commerce at a meeting in Hotel Barlow late yesterday. Congressman Harris prcscnled official telegrams to show that Coffelt Candidate for Speaker of Arkansas House Little Rock, Aug. 27 — — Claud Coffell of Dcctitur, Democratic nominee for •representative from Bcnton county, today cm- nounccd he would be a candidate for speaker of the House in the 1947 general assembly. Coffelt, 59, will be serving his first term in the state legislature, although two sons, Eugene Coffell and Kenneth Coffelt previously served as rcpresentalive from Bcnlon and Saunc counlics respectively. Coffelt said he would maintain a headquarlcrs in Ihe Interest ot his candidacy during the Arkansas Dcmocralic convention here Sept. 6 and 7. $100,000,000 Car Black Market Results in Six Arrests, May Reach Top Distributors Lccsvillc, S. 'C., Aug. 27 — UP^cars lo agcnls as prbspcctlve cus- — Invesligalion of a $100,000,OOOJloincrs. He said his men spent car black market here which al- $12,000, and could have purchased while a survey of nation on Ihe former shell-impreg firing ranges electoral college, you can understand il well. We in Arkansas would prefer to keep our slalc-unil standing in the electoral college — rather than abolish the college fraud let the whole weight of every vote casl, say in New York Cily, us. The rural sec is being conducled by the federal govcrnmcnl the findings of this survey have not yet been reported — Ihe survey ilsclf being slill incom- plclc. Mr. Harris said, however, Ihe official view in the national capilal is that the farmland of the SPG will eventually be restored to safe civilian use. He said he had assurance from those in charge '-of Ihe properly llial Ihcy would "carry the issue lo Ihe Army Chief of Slaff if necessary lo gel reclamation aclion." The congressman furthermore told the chamber committee thai it by ncxl year suilablc aclion is nol being taken by federal agencies he will introduce a resolution in the congress, which will compel ac- lion lo be taken. • Asked about the disruption of local roads due to the closing of Ihe vasl military reservation' to public travel, Congressman Harris said - he was certain that the government Aussie Tells Off Russian Delegate By ROBERT EUNSON Paris, Aug. 27 — (/P)— Australian Dclegalc J. A. Bcaslcy brought delegates at the Paris peace conference to their feel today wilh a blistering allack in which he accused Russia of "lies,* '"inlimida- lion" and 'power politics." Bul Ihe burst of hard boiled oratory ended amicably and the Aus- Iralian and his antagonist, Andrei Vishinsky, Soviet deputy foreign minister, left Ihc room smiling to ready has resulled in six arrests, loday turned to the nalion's . automobile dislribulors, U .C. Moscley, special OPA agent who led yeslerday's "operations circus" here, which uncovered illegal car sales opCralions of a 14- slate scope, indicated that tne ring may have tcnaclcs cxlending into lop levels of the automolive xrade. He said no efforls would be spared in allempl lo learn how the black market operators could obtain new cars for resale at double price. The OPA described its action as the "first lap in operations to wipe oilt a mammoth black market" in which only dealers are particlpal- ing. Afler nurchasing five cars at illegal prices wilh marked money in the gigantic open air market near here yesterday, the agents took six men. They were listed as C. Pope Gaul, 31, Ridge Springs, scores of cars if they had had the money. He said they witnessed private bidding by buyers on new machines, and heard remarks thai "the market is unusually high today." License numbers of approxi- rnalely 300 sale were traced, he said. cars present at taken and will the -be Farm Leaders, OPA Seek Price Level on Meats ; Moseley estimated that 30 dealers from many stales ,and 500 cars, were present. He said most of the purchases were made by used car dealers, wilh few machines going lo privalc citizens. The OPA eslimaled lhat Ihe ring approximalely 30 per cent of S. Walter Edgar Davis, one another. Before adjournment of the po- - Uons of he nation would have I would arrange for the immediate vh'tually no voice °We W do need V S °« to the public of the main " lnflUmCC ° n C ° Ck ' SUrC * J1UIJUI Ull-3. By JAMES TrlRASHER The Old Madness Membership in the United Na- lions, beyond lhal of Ihc original members, "is -open , lo all other f> peace-loving stales which acccpl the obligations contained in the present charter, and, in the judg- mcnl of Ihc organizalion, arc abV and willing lo carry oul Ihcsc obligations," the UN charier slalcs. w Thal sounds simple and clear enough. The conditions and obli- galion imposed by Ihc charier are nol onerous.; And 'certainly the countries now seeking United Na lions membership' arc peace- loving. In thai they have no choice. Their smallness and weakness — whether Ihcy be primitive, Commu- *V nist-dominaled, Albania, proud, Catholic, anti-Russian Eire, or democratic Sweden—make peace a necessity. In short, there are no discernible obslacles lo Ihe admission of these and oilier nations except that their Applications musl be recommended lo Ihe General Assembly by the Security Council. And because of that, the applications promise to acres heighten the unabaling batllc of I/'"' power polilics, and lo add more division and delay lo the search for .s, permanent peace. • > All the blame cannot be put on Russia. The Uniled Slales and Britain seem to be opposing the admission of Outer Mongolia and Albania as stubbornly as Russia is resisting the bids of Eire, Portugal, Siam and Trans-Jordan. The reasons by now are familiar, and mosl disheartening. The Big Three representatives obviously continue to think not in 'terms of collaboration and agreement, but of blocs and buffers. Russia seems intent on spreading communism under the guise of "security." The western democracies arc just as intent on preventing it. The whole trend of world cvcnls is guided by Ihis slrugglc, Bul though the immediate struggle concerns communism, Hie lac lies are Ihosc of 1919 or of any other period following a major war. The lessons of subscciucnl military dc- ConUnucd on Page Four „, Rains Continue to Relieve From Heat through the Industrial section lo Ihe airport—giving Hope a paved road virtually lo Ihe edge of the flying field, now opcralcd as a municipal port. Other roads through the SPG reaching inlo Ihe north end of the counly will be opened cvcnlually, Mr. Harris continued; bul he cau- lioncd lhat Ihcrc would be a delay on Ihis program because some of these roads traverse shell-infested areas— and Ihe roads themselves must be de-mined, as well as an area on cither side of them, before Ihc public can be permitted on them. Recalling lhat only 8,253 acres of the 50,000-acrc SPG properly Ihus ,far has been declared surplus, the balance remaining in the liands of the U, S. Army Engineers for flic work of removing dud shells, Congressman Harris disclosed lo Ihc chamber commillec Iwo lelegrams he- has received from Washington sources. The first was from John J. O'Brien, depuly administrator, Office of Real Property Disposal, Dated Augusl 23, il read as follows: "Rclcl dated Augusl 19 regarding Southwestern Proving Ground, Hope, Ark., to dale only 8,253 of land declared surplus, classified airport property. Balance under study for classifica- lion by WAA Regional Olficc, St. Louis, Mo., to determine best fu- lure use. Aforcmcnlioncd area is free of contamination. Remainder of facility not yet declared surplus by War Department lo War Asscls Administration. Area appears to be jadly contaminated. War Depar- iient is conducting dceonlami- lalion survey." Tho second telegram, from Wheeler, chief of U. S. Army Engi- leers, Washington, also dalcd Aug- usl 23, read as follows: "Reurtel 20 Augusl concerning slalus Southwestern Proving Ground, Hope, Ark., entire installation comprising 50,098 acres surplus to requirements of War Pe- parlmcnl. On 16 Augusl WAA assumed cuslody and accountability of 8,253 acres comprising industrial, lilical and economic commission on Ihc Italian Ircaly, at which the clash occurred, Australia agreed to drop her proposal for a standing sub-committee to "examine, collect and rcporl" on Ihe facts in Ilaly's frontier dispulc wilh Yugoslavia, France and Austria and (o make recommendations if it. seemed fit. Bul Ihc commission adoplcd unanimously a similar proposal from Ihe French lo organize a standing commitlee to invcsligatc ony point of dispute concerning the I.alian frontier. This commitlec will have three rotating members from the .nations invited to the 21- nalion conference and four members from the four pincipal powers. Continuing the allack on Australia .Sovicl Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov also stormed inlo the commission mccling o n llalian economic problems and opposed another Australian propal to create a special body lo investigate the reparations demands ' of Russia and other; allies. Molotov, who spoke for about an hour, accused Australia 'of trying to "upset"' •llic''dc.cisipn v - of-:the foreign ministers courfcil ,and said Ihc proposal was "unacceptable to all countries who have suffered al Ihc hands of an aggressor." II was Ihc second successive day lhal Molotov had attacked the fact- finding proposal. Mololov said: "All Iheso aclions Landrum, b. C.; Jonn C, Burnett, Jr., 17, Chesnee, S. C.; Wyatl Fur- ham Forlner, 38, Greenville, S.C.; Joseph Johnson Baughn, 37, Greenville, and Albert Chester Kalo, Balesburg, S. C. Taken to Columbia, all were released on $2,500 bonds each. They will face Ihe November 4 lerm of federal dislricl court Ihcrc on charges of "selling cars at over ceiling prices." Moscley said additional evidence in the agency's possession may lead clear up lo Ihe manufaclurers. Ycslerday's raid, which followed a detective story magazine pat- lern, came after several weeks ol preparation so closely guarded lha several govcrnmcnl men laking part didn't know where they were headed until they reached the scene in an open field near Lees ville. ' In correspondence, the investiga lion had been referred lo by Ihc code name "circus," Jrom the gen oral circus-like atmosphere which had surrounded the huge sales hclc only on Mondays. The arrests were made quietly after 10 OPA men from the Atlanls regional office had purchased fiv cars — Iwo new ones and thro used models. Their purchases, al approximate ly twice ceiling prices, included 1946 Ford club coupe ,f or-$2,150 a 1946 super dc luxe Ford con verliblc coupe, $2,500; a 1941 Ply mouth sedan, $1,400, and a 194 Chevrolet special de luxe •n}odt sedan, $1,375. The arrests were made, Moscle said, as the men demonstrated ad operated for ine months, with s sales made up 'of new cars, rucks,, civilian jeeps, and motor- ycles. Agents said that in two previous ales they had wilncsscd 1,300 cars ffered to purchasers, and lhat ome $1;850 cars sold for $3,300 on he illegal mart. Some $2,600 ma- hines brought as high as $5,800, nd on one Monday, sales totaled more lhan $2,000,000. "While Ihousands arc wailing heir lurn lo' buy new cars, it makes one feel sick to see new cars offered 'for sale in fields and along highways," he said. "That s what we found here. And we are racing these cars back to the manufacturer and right on down he line." The tip on the Lecsville market came from World War II veterans enraged at the overcharges for cars in Lecsville. They reported that cars were scattered around the town in open fields, parked on strecls, and on one large parking lot. With a population of slighlly over 1,000, Mose Icy said lhal Ihcrc were often more cars here than people. Leesvillc, 30 miles southeast Columbia, apparently was chosen a* the ring's fountainhead because it is midway between Boston ant Miami, on U. S. Highway 1, an important north-soulh route. Marked money used for the pur cnascs by. the OPA men.was heli as evidence for the hearings. Buyers from 14 stales, includin_ New York, New Jersey, North Cai olina, Soulh Carolina, Kcnlucky, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Ohio Michigan, Virginia, ^Louisiana, and the Dislricl of Columbia, arc known lo have participated in the Lecsville black-niar- -ket. ;< Many of -the machines, --tooth oh the lot and being driven off by Continued on J^age Two Washington, Aug. 27 — (IP)— The administralion's economic high command sougnt today to reconcile differences between the Agriculture Dcparlmenl and Ihe Office of Price Adminislralion on Ihc level of ceilings lo be reeslabnshed on meal animals Thursday. The OPA has taken the position that ceilings —which the price decontrol board last week Bordered reestablished—be set at the June 30 levels of $14.85 per hundred pounds for hogs and $18-for cattle, Chicago oasis, together with subsidies in effect at that time. Those were the ceilings in effect when the old price control law expired; . At the Agriculture Departnenl, ides told reporters Secrclary An- crson believes ceilings on cattle nd hogs should be increased up- vards of $2 per hundred pounds o encourage greater production. These aides said Reconversion director John Sleclman was taking larl in a three-way telephone dis- -ussion wilh Anderson, who is vacationing at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Price Ad- minislralor Paul Porter in an cf- ort lo gel Ihc issue selllcd. Confidence was expressed al the Agriculture Dcpartinenl thai an agreement will be reached in time "or the ceilings to become cffcc live Thursday—the date scl lasl week. OPA officials said, some "honcsl differences of opinion" have de velopcd on some.phases of the rc- control program, but they, too, expressed confidence a full agree ment would be reached before Tnursday. At botn agencies, the differences were said to be Ihpse which nor mally develop in discussions over ceilings on agriculture commodi ties .because of a tendency of the OPA lo reflecl the consumer viewpoint and the Agriculture -Depart- Birth of Squirrel by Caesarean Is Center of Attention Alexandria, Ind., Aug. 27 —(/P)— A baby squirrel two inches long and delivered by Caosarean operation was the center of attention today ,in the home of 17-year-old Ralph Patterson. The boy found the body of a squirrel apparently killed by a hunter. Young Patlerson noliced the condition of the body and used his penknife to ; perform the operalion. A medicine dropper proccd too large for giving milk to the baby squirrel and the boy devised a feeder from a tiny -'ass tube about the size of a hypodermic needle. ' o :— Abandon Hope for Missing U.S. Airmen By GEORGE PALMER Belgrade, Aug. 27 —(IP)— Hop liat at least one crew member of a sholdown American transport jlanc might slill be found alive was abandoned loday by U. S. Graves- Regislration commission officers who said sufficient cvi- cient evidence had been ;tound to ndicalc that- all five crewmen had died in the crash. The finding of four left feet and parl of -another, left xoot convinced them, the officers said, that the five men perished when their plane was shot down on Aug. 19 by two Yugoslav pursuit craft near Bled, in northwest Yugoslavia close to the Austrain frontier. The report was made after the commission had re-examined the scene of the wreckage and a common grave in the Holy Cross church cemetery in the village of Koprivnik. Lt. Charles O. Provow of the Graves Registration commission said thai Ihe squad had been as- siled in its examination by two Britain Willing to Invite Mufti to Negotiations of the Australian dclcgalion arc dircclcd againsl the interests of the Soviet Union," and thai Ihe conference was "almost drowned out by the pile of amendments" proposed by Australia. He added "there is someone who helps the Australian dclcgalion prepare all these amendments. It is obvious lhal no one nalion alone could prepare so many :•: :< :t one delegation would simply run short of paper." Beasley began his outburst by By United Press Scattered rain lhal began falling in Arkansas lasl week-end was still being observed loday in mosl localities, and ils cooling effects brought high readings down lo Ihc nild-scventics for Ihc 24-hour period ending al 7 a. m. loday. The U. S. Weather bureau in Liltle Rock this morning issued a forecast lhal was almost a replica of its report for the past three days: cloudy, scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. Tho slate's heaviesl rainfall, 2.86 inches, was al Mcna. Texarkana had J.06 inches, Oxark .72, and El Dorado .42. Camden reported .21, Nashville .17, Arkadclphia .14, anc Gilbert .07. Balcsvillc, Pine Bluff 1 and Monlicelloc had a slighl precipitation of .02 of an inch. In the midst of a mock cold wave, Harrison's 64-dcgrce high stood out as the lowest reading in the slalc. Trailing as poor seconds were Gilbcrl and Ft. Smith with administrative, housing and airport areas which were formally declared to Hie administration on 10 April, reporting agency WD-634. Formal declaration of surplus to WAA on balance of installation comprising firing ranges and safety area withhold pending decontamination. Ordnance Field Director, Jolict, 111., currently conducting survey of the extent of contamination to determine what areas may be safely rcurncd to civilian use. His report s expected in Washington within wo weeks. Since over 300 million rounds of ammunition; much of which was of experimental lypes were fired at Southwestern Proving Ground, il is expected lhal mucn Conlinued on 1 Page Two exclaiming al Vishinsky "all right now, you've had a lot lo say, and I'm going lo have my say too." Ho came lo the defense of Col. W. R. Hodgson of Australia, whose Conlinued on Page Two o Promised Her Freedom WAC Testifies Requirements for School Beginners James H. Jones announced today lhat all children who will be six years old on or before December 31, 1946 may cnler at the opening of school. II is quite necessary for Ihe child's good lo be entered as soon" as possible!. Entrance should be made not later than the Uvo week period afler Ihe opening of school. All parcnls entering children in the first grade for the first time should present a birlh certificate or a properly signed statement certifying as to Ihe child's age. Those mimeographed forms can bo secured at the High School office or at each Grade School on the opening day. II is necessary for all children lo Americans Are Setting Record for Travel By JAMES MARLOW Washingon, Aug. 27—(/P)—Americans Ihis year are selling a peace- lime record for travel and vacationing. Freed from war and wartime ment to reflect the producers viewpoint. Department officials said .that under the new price control law; Anderson has, in effect, authority to determine the final ceilings. They told reporters, however, that there "is no truth whatsoever" to published reports that the secretary had Ihrealened to resign if Ihe Oi-n. did nol accepl his recom- mendalions. Industry's rush to get out from under OPA ceilings gained momentum meanwhile. _ John Bulkley, chief of the new decontrol division set up within the price agency, told a reporter he has had nearly IjOOO inquiries and some 300 informal appicalions from various manufacluring groups. No formal petitions, have been filed as yet, however, for Iwo reasons: 1. OPA made public only last weekend the specific steps each in- duslry must take and the data it must provide in order to comply with Ihc decontrol provisions of the new price control act. 2. Two weeks nolice must be given induslry advisory committees before the actual pelilions can be filed. Meanwhile OPA moved along on Us own decontrol front last night . Yugoslav physicians, he found "part of another left be vaccinated school. before they enter restrictions, they're doing these things: Rolling along the highways in their cars, loading the railroads, swarming inlo Canada and Mexico, louring the national parks, and packing holels and summer resorts from coasl lo coast. Here arc a few quick glances at what's happening. —Hotels— The American Hotel Association says holels and rcsorls this summer — with some few exceptions — have been packed from coast to Continued on Page Two Chinese Reds Report Push on Chanteh Frankfurt, Germany, Aug. 27 —(XIV-Wac Capl. Kathleen Nash Durant teslificd today she was promised her freedom if she would help the Army recover the $1,500,000 of royal jewels stolen from Kronbcrg castle. The greying bride o f 43 is charged with larceny and embezzlement. She managed an officers club al Ihc caslle of the Countess of Hcsscn when Ihe fabulous Ihefl look place. Coi Jack W. Duranl of Chicago, seven years her junior, faces Irial also in the case. Mrs. Duranl look the witness itiind before a court martial of icvon colonels, two WAC officers ind a brigadier general to chal- cnge purported confessions prc- icnlfd by Ihc prosecution. She as- ierlcd Ihese statements were "nol he early morning of June 3 and was questioned wilhoul sleep or voluntary." She testified she was arrested in Demobilizing Allied Soldiers Returning to Germany Give Authorities Plenty Trouble by ripping all price lids from canned and frozen condensed soups. The agency found ample supplies indicated for these ready- to-serve soups, broths, bouillons, consommes and chowders, bolh Conlinued on Pago Two o Harris Named to Campaign Probe Body Congressman Oren Harris of the Seventh District, recently rcclcct- cd, was signally honored yesterday when he was notified by Speaker Sam Rayburn of the house that he had been named to the Congressional Campaign Investigating and Yugoslav physicians "because I asked for medical officers 19 assist in re-examintion ,of the airmen's remains. The said foot" at the churchyard grave where the remains of the . iliers were buried by Yugoslavc militiamen afler the attack. The entire four left feet had been previously found. The commission's .announcement apparently, eliminated the possibility that any of the -'flyers parachuted v-from the ' Stricken'--, ship. Peasants ' who wilnessed the attack had reported seeing two persons. bail oul, but officials believed that they actually saw were two gas tanks jettisoned by the crew just before the C-47 began its fatal spiral earthward. Meanwhile Ihe remains of the fliers lay in leaden caskets draped with American flags and banked with flowers in a hangar at Ljubl- jana airport in ^reparation for the journey to their ultimale resling place in the United States. They had been brought to the airport from the village of Hoprivnik in a military convoy excorted by the commanding general of the .Yugoslav Fourth army. U. S. officials disclosed that the caskets would be taken by a Yugoslav guard of honor to the Morgan line, dividing British and American troops from Yugoslav unils in lense Venezia Guilia. From there, in compliance with orders from U. S. Secretary of Stale James F. Byrnes, the bodies will be taken to America for burial. London, Aug. 27 — (/P)— Reliable ^overnment sources said today .Britain was prepared to .negotiate with tne Mufti ot Jerusalem as well as detained Jewish leaders in a Einal bid to save next month's'pro- jected talks here on the future of Palestine. ' This was the first indication that the British were willing to accept the. exiled Mufti as head- of the Arab delegation; The Arab higher executive named: the 'Mufti yesterday as leader of its delegation to the London talks which are scheduled to begin Sept.'-9 in Lcridon. It also was the first'indication that Jewish .leaders detained in Palestine by the British ^ould be acceptable at: ane. -conference. The sources cited as precedent for admitting-the' Mufti "and the governments had negotiated with' normally "•unacceptable "personalities" in 'India and 'Ireland ,to secure settlements in their disputes. Foreign Secretary: Ernest Bevm, who will return to the Paris peace conference -tomorrow, will seo Prime Minister Altlee today to fix the limits Britain will go in working for the successful outcome- of. negotiations with Palestine Jews and Arabs, Whitehall sources said. The date for'the conference was announced last night by the foreign, office, which said that invitations- had been forwarded to the Jewish agency, the governments of the Arab states and the Arab higher executive of Palestine. The agency executive has declared it- would participate in a Lonaon conference only if the talks were not limited .to discussion, of a plan for partition of Palestine proposed recently by a committee of British and American experts. The Arab higher executive on the other hand, has declared it would not participate in the conference if t Jews were permitted to sit in. In view of this situation, belief was expressed here that British officials probably^ would be compelled to take tne problem up at separate ' talks 'with Jewish and Arab' 'delegates 1 rather than attempting to find a; solution at a three-cornered parley as had originally been hopecl. > Ants-Soviet^ Plot Revealed in By REMBERT JMES Moscow, Aug. 27 —(iP)— Secret delails of a 30-year-old plot by ariti- Bolshevik Russian emigres in the Orient to wrest power in the .U.S.S.R. with Japanese aid were recounted in a crowded court room today by a grizzled old rnan who has been notorious throughout the Soviet Union-for. a quarter-century as the "white bandit of Siberia." Gen..Gregorie Semenov, Cossack counter revolutionary leader and. one-time czarist officer who said he once plotted to assassinate Len-< 70 degrees. Little Rock, Arkadclphia, At 71 degrees were Fayetloville, Mcna, Texarkana and Mor lillon, Mercury al Dardanclle and Pine Bluff hit the 73-clegrce mark, while Nashville had 74, El Dorado 75, and Brinkley and Scurey 76. Monliccllu reported 77, Balesvillc and Portland 78, Camden un4 Joncsboro 70. Up in the eighlics were Blyllie- ville, Newport and Corning with 151, and Wilson with 82 degrees. Blytheville turned up with the lowcsl reading in Ihe slate, 51 degrees. Wilson had a 53-dcgrce low, and Corning had 55. Other lows ranged from 61 degrees al Jonesboro up lo 68 at Portland and Tcxarkana. Pciping, Aug. 27 —(UP)—Communist headquarters today reported the start of what it termed "an all-oul reprisal" allack againsl Chanlch, Communist stronghold and capilal of Jchol province. The announcement said the drive was in accord with a recent government ultimatum threat to seize one of Communist China's three main cities—Ycnan, Klagan or ^hengleh—unless Ihe Communists jftcd the siege of Tailing. A Communist spokesman, however, denied a report in the news paper lisin Min Pao lhal Ihe Com munisls had yielded to the nalion alisl ultimatum and called off the siege. '•There: is no longer any doubt," Ihc spokesman said, "lhal Ihe nationalists nave decided lo make uicir ruthless reprisal allack ygainsl Chcnglch. A lolal of seven nationalist armies arc in southern and eastern Jehol and converging on Chengteh." T h e Communisl spokesman charged thai "Ihc new nationalist By JAMES DEVLIN (For Hal Boyle) Hcrford, Germany, Aug. 27 — (/P> - A new problem for occupation authorities is the demobilized Allied soldier who finds that civilian life, fails lo mcel his cxpeclalions and smuggles himself back inlo Germany. "We arc gelling quite a few of these cases," said a British official, although tho exact number is unavailable. Whal impels a soldier, given a chaiico lo enjoy plain life at home, to return to these bomb (?) replied: "Like any good soldier, by scrounging." As punishment, he was ordered — not to slay in Germany— but Expenditures Commillec. The news came lo Mr. Harris attack is part of Chiang Kai-Shek's Chjna-widg civil war." Generalissimo plan for a and a Chicago criminologist, Leonardo Keclcr. She and Duranl were breakfast by Col. Ralph Pierce married shortly before their arrests." "They said (Secretary of War) Patterson and Eisenhower were looking for us in Washington," the defendant, formerly a country club manager at Phoenix, Ariz., swore, "They said the army wanted to keep evcrylhing quicl and wanted no publicity, thai they were interested only in gelling the jewels back and were not interested in prosecuting anyone. "I asked lo see my attorney and I also asked lo sec my husband and was refused. They promised thai if 1 would make a statement they would vouch for me—thai all the government wanted was Hie stolen property, Ihcy did nol want inc." The prosecution contended that Mrs. Duranl made her statements voluntarily, without pressure ur promises. The military court overruled a defense motion thai the confessions to keep out for five years. In another case, a British soldier fell in love with a German girl. He hoped to return as a member of the military government. He passed the examinations bul was told it would be six months before he would be sent to Germany. Rather than wait, he returned on his own and was picked up. Now that Ihe marriage ban has shallcrcd cities—particularly when been lifted, and troops may take while he was allcnding the annual homecoming staged for him yearly by North Hempstead County citizens. The congressman was born and reared in thai scclion of Ihe counly. Mr. Harris replaces Congressman Emmclt O'Neal of Kentucky, who resigned the post because he could not give full time to Ihe work due lo his campaign in Ihe general clcclion. Other congressmen 0)1 the commillec besides Mr. Harris arc: J. Percy Priesl of Tennessee; John Fogarly of Rhode Island; Leo Allen of Illinois; and Carl Curlis were obtained under duress and admitted the statements to the record. an American Army survey shows lhat the highest hope of many Germans is lo leave the country and start life anew elsewhere? Officials say there are al leasl three reasons. First, and most obvious, some have fallen in love with German girls and waul lo return to them. Second: adventurous lypes, after years in Ihe army, find life al home comparatively dull. The rough and tumble. atmosphere of postwar Germany seems more exciting. ,Third: Some, fully intending to stay home, can't find jobs, or jobs as well-paying as they want. For years army life has been a part of him, with its work —and ils "fun." He comes back. One illegal immigrant told a simple story. He just donned his uniform again, joined a party of soldiers who were reluming to Germany from leave in England and arrived here undetected. He lived here for six months without a ration card or official entry al any mess before he was discovered. When asked how he did it, he brides lo England, there may be fewer such cases. The job situation alone causes many soldiers, particularly officers, lo return to Germany legally as members of Ihe military government. Some of these officers have been in the army for five or six years, or more. Many joined up before they had.a chance lo gel very far in business or other careers. The idea of going back to jobs they had when they were 21 or 22 years old, particularly with prices up and housing scarce, isn't attractive afler vcars of drawing an officers' pay. They find thai Ihe job Ihcy know bcsl now is the army. Military gov- eminent work is similar in many respects, and sometimes the pay is better. Added to thai .life as a meinboi of Ihe occupying forces offers good food, clubs, swimming pools and other amenities that all would nol find al home. So il is uial many an officer on heading for home and demobilization says: "I'll be back." of Ncbraka. Allen Republicans; the crats. The commitlec and Curlis are others Demois named every general cleclion year by Hie house to investigate conduct of elections and see thai statulCE governing elcclions are nol violaled. The com- mitlce has tentatively set Sept. 4 as Ihe date to meet in Washington and complete ils organization. "Due to the tenseness of the election Ihis year when Ihe Republicans arc dcsperalcly trying to gain control of the house this com- millce will take on work of unusual significance," Mr. Harris said. "I feel honored thai Speaker Rayburn chose me for Ihe past. No doubt there will be many bitter and close fights and we will be called upon to do a great deal of work. When I went lo congress in 1941 Ihe Dcmocrals had a majority u£ Turkish Captain Still Held Belgrade, Aug. 27 —(UP)— A U. S. embassy spokesman announced today the Yugoslavia still holds the wounded Turkish army officer who was aboard a U. S. army plane shot down Aug. 9, and indicated Ihe Yugoslavs might place charges against him. American officials had arranged for the Turk, Capt. Ihsan Unesan, to bo flown from Ljubljana to Belgrade in Ambassador Richard C. Patlerson Jr.'s plane and there turned over to Turkish aulhoritics. Nevertheless, the Yugoslavs failed lo release him. ' Harold Shanlz, American cni- bassy secretary, said he had no information as to what charges Ihe Yugoslavs might have againsl Un- csan. (A Yugoslav delegate lo the Paris conference told a CBS cor- Conlinued on Page Two Dr, A. C. Kolb Quits as State Hospital Head Little Rock, Aug. 27 — (/Pi—The slalc hospital board of control will meet Friday lo consider a successor to Dr. A. C. Kolb, who resigned yesterday as superintend- cut. . Both Dr. Kolb and Henry Donham, board chairman, declined to comment on reasons for the resignation, which becomes effective Saturday. Donham issued a statement expressing "regret" at Dr. Kolb's departure and praising his service as superintendent. Dr. Kolb said he would be "cooperative in every way" with a successor. A native of Scvier county, Dr. Kolb was anoointcd a member of the hospiUil board in 1933 and superintendent in 1935. He served to 1937 and returned in 1941. li>! in ilio house but in the off year! He is a graduate of the Univer- of 1942 the Republicans cut it down Isity of Louisville (Ky). School of to nine. In the orcsidcnlial year of 1944 Ihe Dcmocrals upped the margin lo 53, bul this year the Republicans entertain high hopes of obtaining control and arc making an all out struggle. The committee will try to see that every elected I official gets his seat honestly." medicine and a member of several medical and psychiatric socitiea. Governor Laney said today he had nol received Dr. Kolb's rcsig- nalion and had nol been informed of a scheduled meeting of the hos- pilal board Friday to name a successor. in, unfolded the details of the plot Jj today as his trial, along with seven co-defendants on charges of armed struggle against the Soviet Union, went into ils second day before the military collegium of the Soviet Supreme Court. Col. Gen. Vasili V. Ulrich, president of the court, who presided at the 1936 Moscow trials, listened impassively -as his government's arch enemy testified glibly of mass • killings, huge money gifts from Ja-. pan and secret details of espionage in the Far East. For nearly three decades -the Russian government has been wait-, ing to get hold of the man who succeeded Adm. Alexander Vasilie- vich Kolchak as leader of the White Guardists in Siberia. It was Kolchak who gave Semenov the rank of Lt. Qeneral, and with tho former's fall, Semenov became .the highest ranking White Guardist left in Siberia. The former Cossack leader told the court that the Japanese had agreed lo make him chief of a g uppet slate including all of Si- eria, if the plot succeeded. The trial is being held in a courtroom with a capacity of less than 100 persons. A battery of Moscow lawyers sit at the defense table listening to the testimony, but under Soviet legal procedure they j are 'permitted to take no active part 'at the present stage. | The eight defendants, seated on £ two rows of chairs are ringed by f uniformed guards with five bayo- , nets. 1 The spectators, in addition to the t f press, include high ranking Red | Army generals and a scattering of ,i well dressed civilians, including '\ several women. <• Semenov, a stubby little , man j with a fringe of graying hair and | a scraggly white mustache, said his first encounter with the Bolshc- - ( viks occurred before the first world war. As a Cossack officer, he related, he led horsmen again&t strikers, cutting down many workers with his saber. He teslified that during 1919 while Kolchak was struggling with the Bolsheviks the Japanese proposed to send eight divisions up to the Urals. Japanese diplomatic plenipotentiary Kato told him at the time, Semenov said, that. Japan wanted to annex northern Sakhalin and proposed to set up a puppet stale including all Siberia. The Russian prosecutor asked Semenov if he stopped the struggle against the Soviet Union after his armies were defeated. "No," Semenov replied. "t sought all means in order to renew the struggle against the Soviets." The means he sought, he said, was Japanese support.