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HOPE STAR, HOPfe, ARKANSAS Wednesday, September. 4, j 946; Romance Ends in Labor Day Tragedy I „< tas "Vegas, Nev., Sept. 3 — > .-A,wartime romance born in England died Violently in Xabor Day ^fiunplajr In this resort town which 'calls itself the West's last frontier. The principals were dark-haired, irk'eytfd" Bridget Waters. 26 and . Waters. 38. her estiogdd husband .whom sne ^ accused in a bitter separation Anal rSlast -July-of deserting-her; and llf their wide-eyed, chubby, 16 month- ls,\bld son, Frank Jr. lt< '> "WaterSnvas kilted with a single I* shol tfTrougn the heart from a .22 I 1 ' caliber pistol yesterday, Police ' Chief jGteorge Thompson reported. I? as Waters-sat with -»he~ baby on the floor of the home where his 'Irish 'wife was employed as a 'hursc. The tot's knee was creased the bullet. Mrs. Waters tearful and at * *• lUi 04 »T flfcW* «t H_Ci » *H» «»•« w • '/ times "hysterical, was booked by |i"police for investigation of murder. '" Thompson quoted her as saying: V'We were in the bedroom and ?were discussing our ::uture rela- )tions while I fed and dressed the [ "baby. Frank insisted that I give him a divorce, and I said I wouldn't unless his future plans :n- cluded myself and the baby. He r?said he didn't care, so I void him that I was going to leave for Eng, land Thursday with Frank Jr.j , 'i"He -stormed out of the bed- li'room.' 'shr continued,' and :nto'ihe living room where the baby had Ex-Marine Dies of Injuries Following Wreck Faragould, Sept, 3 — (fl?)— J.D. Swindle, 20, ex-marine, succumbed today to cranial injuries received in an automobile accident here last night which also claimed the life of Mrs. -Bonitn Allen. Swindle, who was overseas 19 months with the marines, died in a Memphis hospital. He was a passenger in an automobile involved in a collision with one driven by Mrs. Aliens' husband, Robert. Allen and the occupants of the other car were injured slightly. Swindle is survived by his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Swindle, Paragotlld, and a sister. —, 0 Carrier FDR and Escort Sail for Greece Naples, Sept. 3 —CUP) — The 45,000-ton aircraft carrier U. S. S. Franklin D. Roosevelt with its cruiser and destroyer escort sailed for Greece today ior what is officially described as a courtesy call. The warships were expected to reach Greece Thursday. The Roosevelt will visit Piraeus, Hospital Probe Promised by U of A Head Favetteville. Sept. 3 — (UP) — An immediate investigation into charges of neglect at the University Hosnital in Little Rock will be scheduled today by A. M. Harding, president of the University of Arkansas. President Harding said "I am making an immediate and thorough investigation of reports that a Fayettcviile woman suffered from neglect after being taken as a patient to University Hospital in Little Rock. Any hospital employe or employer found guilty of neglecting this patient or any other patient will be discharged at once." The charges arose after two ambulance cot for more than three and Cecil Drake of here, trans- ffercd a 66-year old patient to the Little Rock institution :or treat- me"t of a broken leg Saturday. Both men allege that the patient was forced to remain on the ambulance cot for more tha nthrcc hours before being taken to This Curious World By William Ferguson TYumail Talks With Byrnes ^ on Peace Talks crawled. "I was afraid for the baby," I* Chief Thompson . quoted her, "and IV when I saw Frank near him I walked -up to-him and pulled ihe trigger.' 'She said she had taken | r .the pistol from a dresser drawer. the port of Athens, only :Cour days f ':_ after the Greek piebscite returned ' King George U to the throne. The light cruiser Little ROCK and vhree destroyers will accompany the carrier to Piraeus. Two other destroyers will visit Salonika at the same vime. The British admiralty ann9unced in London yesterday Vhat British Mediterranean fleet units, including a light aircraft carrier, will cruise the eastern Mediterranean and Aegean seas irom 'ocpt. 15 WANTED White Oak Logs until early November. -fl- an d Heading Bolts -Clear and Clean Overcup Oak Logs and Heading Bolts - * Post Oak Logs and Heading Bolts For Prices and more details HOPE HEADING COMPANY Phone 245 Hope, Arkansas Garbo, Gish Sisters Return From Abroad Dr. B. B. Wells, superintendent I hospital, said he had the reports and Jound New York, Sept. 3 — (/!>)— The arrived today from Gothenburg with 1,395 passengers, including three actresses—Greta Garbo and Lillian and Dorothy Gish. The Gish sisters said they had been abroad two months, spouting theater guild talent. Miss Garbo remained in her stateroom and turned away reporters who sought an interview. checked .hem "roughly true." However, ihe doctor contended I that a shortage of beds and of adequately trained help was the cause of the long wait. "The hospital is overcrowded and is being operated on insufficient :"!unds!' 'he said. "At vimes 30 patients have io be cared for by a single nurse. Only one person in every eight to ten who ap- plv tor admission can be accepted." o— -j More Trouble for May If He Campaigns California occupies more than Washington, Sept. 3 — (XT')—AI.., move by Rep. May (D-Ky) to wage an active reelection campaign seemed likely today to prompt new demands for an appearance here to explain his connection with the Garsson munitions combine. Aides of the Senate War Investigating Committee said the group one-half of the Pacific coastline of expects a report shortly from May the United States. Prestonsburg, Ky., physicians on the congressman's physical condition. May failed to appear before the Senate committee when he was stricken ill last month. On his last visit to Washington, Chairman Mead (D-NY) told reporters the committee is keeping a careful watch on May's condition and is prepared to issue a new subpoena when he recovers sufficiently to testify. May said in a statement from his home recently that he would campaign for reelection, but he did not state whether he will conduct an active, personal drive or possibly depend on radio speeches. He was unopposed in the Kentucky primary. William R. Herndon Photographer First National Bank Bldg. Second Floor PHONE 493 or 114-J :: PORTRAITS Commercial and Advertising PHOTO COPIES Discharges - liegal Documents 24 Hour Service Mountain laurel is flower of Connecticut. the state . WON'T (SHOW IN •SO/A.S THEVARS UNABLE FOOD DIRECT FROM SOIL ) SO MUST 6>ET IT FROA\ , PLANTS. ''POLITICIANS'MAKE A STAND WHEN THEY* RUN/' ©EOR6E D1FFENDERFER- C/fe^ns AV ERASED <S«3.33 FOR ROUNDS OF-COAVPETITlVE HERMAN C. WAS AT THE THROTTL SOf\E SPECIES OF Washington, Sept. 3 —(^—President Truman started his first day back from vacation today with a 9:30 a.m. Translanllc telephone conference with Secretary of State Byrnes in Paris. White House Secretary Charles G. Ross told reporters Byrnes gave the president his usual periodic fill-in on events at the Paris peace conference. It was the first conversion Mr. Truman has had with Byrnes since Aug. 23, when he valkccl io him from Bermuda. Ross said Ihc president got a good start on accumulated work last night by staying at his desk until 11 p.m. Except to receive a few government officials, including Under Secretary of State William L. Clayton, the president made -10 outside cngatemcnts today so he could catch up on his paper work. Ross, in response to a question, said he doubted whether the chief executive has seen a letter sent to him during his absence by Gov. Ellis Arnall ot Georgia concerning investigation of the Ku Klux Klnn in that state. The letter was referred Io the justice department for a reply. The president is not expected to hold a news conference until Thursday, when reporters probably will be received al 10:30 am. Rested ancl refreshed by his va cation, President Truman tackled anew todf- the troublesome task of assembling this country's i'ivc member atomic energy commis sion. His difficulty in yetting Ihc "right five" to take over the do mesllc control assignment was attributed by close presidential associates to differing views .among prospective nominees. One highly placed White House official told n reporter privately that Mr. Truman is determined to pick men "who will work together as a team." This problem was among those Mr. Truman discussed with mcm- of the White House inner circle aboard the presidential yacht WilUamsburg yesterday on vhe :'in- al leg of his voyage back from Bermuda. Among those who have been mentioned as possible choices :'or the commission are former Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy. Undersecretary of the Treasury O. Max Carder, Dr. Irving Lang- mtiir ancl TVA Chairman David E. Lilicnthal. Counties Vote Wage Ceiling for Cotton Workers Little Rock, Sept. 3 —W) —The extension service reported tocla; Unit returns from four of the r Arkansas counties participating ii asl Saturday's referendum on proposed collon picking wage ceil ing had voted 3.0H4 for the ceilin Prisoner Tapes Saw Blades to His Shoe Soles Utilo Rock, Sept. 3 — (/P) — Charles Adams, North Little Rock, ad a hacksaw blade taped to the ole of each toot when admitted o the Pulaskl County jail today to iwail trial'on a kidnaping charge, Sheriff Gus Caple reported. Adams was surrendered to au- horities by his bondsman to :'acc rial Monday on the kidnaping charge resulting from the seizure of J. W. Barren' here Aug. rt. The lacksnw blades were discovered n the routine examination given all prisoners on admittance to the jail. The golden poppy is the flosver of California. state counties were expected momentarily. The four counties whose producers expressions had been recorded were Lincoln, Dcsha, Cril- lendcit and Phillips. When the complete returns arc tabulated the U. S. Argiculturc Department's slnlp wage board will meet to del' ••."".! c whether interest in ceilings justifies hearings to 95 against. Returns from othcrto fix the ceilings. Series "70" Club Sedan. CM Hydra-Malic Driva optional at extra cast. • * * A Word o£ Appreciation and a Suggestion, too ! 'We know how anxious you arc to get your new .Oldsmobile. And there's nothing we'd like better to do, right now, than to say to every Oldsmobile buyer: "Your car is here. Come get it!" . But frankly, it just isn't possible to do that. There still aren't enough new Oldsmobiles to go around. Due to shortages in materials and unavoidable limitations on production, the output of new ears still is behind schedule. £nd pur allotments are far below the figures that we originally anticipated. The war has taught us alf the importance of careful upkeep and regular service. While you're waiting for your new Oldsmobilc, therefore, be sure to take advantage of our factory- authorized Oldsmobile service program. We are offering every kind of modern automotive service—from lubrication to major overhauls. Regular servicing of your car will safeguard your investment and assure you of safe, dependable transportation until that great day when your new Oldsmobile is hero! Anti-Nazis Tried to Contact U.S. ^Frankfurt, Scot. 3 —(/P) — U. S. Army tircjports disclosed voday vhat agents' of the so-called "anti-Hitler resistance movement" in Germany had attempted to establish secret contacts with the United 'Sates, Britain and Russia as early as 1941 in hopes of bringing an early end to the war.. The Soviet ambassador to Sweden, a prominent British clergyman, an unidentified American and various Swill and Swedes were among the individuals through whom attempts to establish contact were made, the reports said. It was emphasized that the initiative was taken by the Germans in an effort to win support from the Allied powers and keep them informed of activities that culminated in the July 20, 1044 bomb plot against Adolf rimer. The records confirmed carliei reports that Adam Von Trott A Solz, one of 4,980 Germans exccut cd in the blood purge which follow cd the abortive bomb plot, v hac tried to contact the Allied powers in both Sweden and Switzerland In Stockholm he approached the Russian envoy, Madame Kollontay, with messages from the conspirators that an attempt o n Hitler s life would be made. According to the reports uer- man churchmen supporting the Anti-Nazi movement tried more than two years curlier to sound out the British on how the western Allies would react if Hitler worn overthrown and a new pence-fill German government took over. Shortage of Teachers Is Nationwide By JAMES MARLOW Washington, Sept. 3 — (1C)—. Education, being what it is, loses the headlines to things liko price con trol and foreign affairs. But, with schools bulging from a record number of students, the shortage of trained teachers is real problem. This summer the National Edu cation Association called a nicrt- mfi of about 300 educators —teachers and superintendents ot education — al Chaulnuqua. N. Y. They met to sec what could be done to get more and better- trained people to take up teaching. Then they went home with various kinds of programs to drum up interest in teaching among people now going Ihrouch school. Whatever results they get won't come overnight. One of the basic problems in getting more and better teachers is bc-ttcr pay ior teachers. Many experienced teachers left the schools during Ihc war for higher-paying jobs and now won't i-otnrn to the classrooms. The U. S. Office of Educations gets figures on teachers' salaries from Ihc states which, in turn, havo to get them from the school districts. Because of this lag, the figures isually are a couple of years oul of date when they are released. The last ones — for 1943-44 — show that the average salary foi rammar and high school teachers in this country was $1,728. That's an average figure. Ir those years New York paid ar average of $2,726, but Mississippi at the bottom of the list, paid its grammar and high school teach 2i-s an average of only $790. In comparison with some other professions, college teachers weren't getting rich cither. Latest figures from the U. S. Office of Education — for 1941-42— show Ihat in 52 slate colleges the average salary of a full professor was $4,300. Instructors averaged $1.950. In 30 private men's colleges Ihc pay was aboul the same. This year about 100,000 people will be'teaching in the grammar and high schools on cmcrscncy certificates. Which means: For one reason or another they couldn't moot the standards set, in most cases by slate departments of education. If these people arc to be replaced by people with the neccs- * . •. • . ._ it i ..„ „.,.-,. 1 r\i\ nnn HOME OWNERS and HOME BUILDERS I n s I -Cotto n_ llns u lotion Is _Hiic World's Finest Type ^f Attic I n s illation Available to the Public If you can buy, or anyone can sell you a better insulation, we will pay for it and have it installed in your home free. Insl-Cotton Insulation is tested and certified by the Government. 400 degrees heat on one side only raised the temperature 3-5th of one degree on the reverse side in a three-hour test. Fire, Vermin and Moisture Resistant In.sl-Colton is flame-proof and firc-retarding-'-evcn when subjected to KiOO degrees F. fl;imp from a blowtorch. Tested and certified by n Federal inspector stationed at the factory by the U. K. Department of Agriculture. Insl-Cotton will not harbor vermin or household pests. Will flout in water for days. sary training, " that means 100,000 more people must come into In addition, anolhcr 50,000 trained people are needed, according to NEA. Thus there's need for a total of 150,000 trained teachers. Insl-Cotton Exceeds Technical Requirements in FHA shrdlshr s ss for approved insulation in FHA and FPHA specifications. Note information in table (at right) computed from data in heating and Ventilation Engineers Guide (1944). Every lot is inspected and tested, Insl-Cotton ts a quality insulation—competitively priced. Comparative Thickness of Buildinr) Materials Required to Equal Insulation Value of 14n, of Insul-Cotton Insulation. To equal 1 inch thick Material Insl-Cotton insulation Sand and gravel concrete. Stone Stucco Limestone Concrete Slate Shingles- .' Composition Shingles Brick (low density) Concrete (cinder) ^Plaster on metal lath "Wood Shingles Tile (typical hollow clay). Yellow Pine 52 in. 52..in. 52 in. 46- in. 41 in. 27 In. . 20 in. 19 in. 18 in. . ' 5 in. . 4 in, . 4 In. Source; Computed from Heating Ventilating, Air-Conditioning Guide, 1944. We have a special deal this week on In.sl-Colton Insulation and Metal Wciitherslripping—make your home IS degrees cooler in hot weather—save over 50 per cent of your fuel bill in winter— Let Ihc investment pay for itself. KIRK INSL-COTTOH CO. Rusty Jones, Local Representative HOPE Phone 24-W-2 ARK. We want to assure you, however, that everything possible is being done, both here and at - - - the factory, to get your car in your hands promptly. And we'd like to take this occasion to thank you sincerely for the patient and , considerate way in which you have borne with ' *• us during this period of waiting. Meanwhile, we have an important suggestion: neatest tf\8 car you drive today. '.' „.. KEEP AMgRICA'J HIGHWAYS SAFE • DRIVE CAREFULLY YOUR DEALER GIB LEWIS GARAGE U. S. May Put Red Charges Before UN Lake Success, N. ., Sept. 3—(/I'j —An authoritative source declared today that Hcrschel V. Johnson, United States delegate to the United. Nations Security council will vote to put Soviet Ukrainian charges against Greece . on the council's agenda. Johnson is scheduled to DO among the first speakers when Uic council convenes at 3 p. m. EDI to lake un again its debate on granting charges filed by Dmitro Manuilsky, foreign minister of the Soviet Ukraine, a place on the council's calendar. The United Stales vole wouk- make considerably brighter Ihr prospects that the council svould hear the Ukrainian foreign minister. The authoritative source, who declined to permit identification, said that, while the United States was nut too pleased about the form of the complaint as it stands now, it felt that too many technicalities should not be placed in the way of hearing a charge, Manuilsky wailed with two suitcases of documents for the council to decide whether to hear him im- COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. Second and Uuisiqng $1$. (OTTIED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE COCA-COLA COMPANY BY pur Daily Bread Sliced Thin by Tht Editor —"-Alex. H. Wuhburn Stock Market Crash Grim Reminder _ Garbage Disposal /P For the last two days America's appraisal of her dollar valuation has been dropping by the billions —as • shown in New York Stock Exchange quotations. The market went oft 4Vj billion Tuesday—continued sliding, but at a reduced pace, Wednesday. This is no tragedy, believe me. Out of economic fallacy and national confusion the Stock Exchange usually manages to emerge wUh the unvarnished truth. The rj^ulic frequently gets the truth, backward—that slocks crash and panic follows. Panic actually has been in the making for some time, like a fire lurking in the roof over your head. Tnc Stock Exchange is merely the first to yell Ihc fact: "Fire!" And events of the last two days are a grim reminder to the American people and their government that all this paper wealth wq have been boasting about the last fcv. years is pretty poor stuff measured b-i'thc standards of the competitive t>f$rld of private business. We have money, but few new cars, almost no new houses—anc there is a general stagnation o manufacture and distribution. The thought occurs to the aver ago American that perhaps the Stock Exchange traders have sud dcnly. discovered that the worksheets of American corporations reflect a sharp drop in gross business and net profit for 1946. If this be true, then of course the Slock Exchange must mark down the Hope ^^^^Bd^^^^^ ^^1^^^ ^^^^H^PVHHMV flBHBH9 WEATHER PORECAtT Arkansas: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Friday . 47TH YEAR: VOL. 47—NO. 276 Stor of HODS. 1899: Press. 1927. Consolidated January 18. 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5,1946 (AP)—Means Associated Press (NEA1—Means Newspaper tnterortso Ast'n. PRICE 5c '".OP" Maritime Union Starts Nation Wide Walkout New York, Sept. 5 —(/!')— AFL Seamen struck in Atlantic, Pacif- c and gulf ports at noon (EOT) today in a ticup union leaders predicted would stop all salt water shipping. President Truman announced that the dispute over limitation of Arkansas Beauty negotiated wage raises wage stabilization board by the was in the" hands of Secretary of Labor Schwcllcnbach. In New York and Baltimore, ' members of the Seamen's International Union and the seamen's union of the Pacific began walking off ships several hours before the s.chcdulcd hour. Shortly after noon John Hawk, vice president of Ihe SIU, announced here "the strike is on; it is in effect and 100 percent effective." The strike involved approximately 100,000 AFL seamen and 100,000 other AFL union members and ',he CIO national maritime union which has announced it would observe picket lines. As Mr. Truman announced at his press conference in Washington that Schwcllcnbach now was handling the problem but that he would act when it was put before ••*cscnl high quotations on sccuri- him, tc Association of American L'T?.. 1 TO :i tl t'nurl c r»niV*a rtlnnn all rnilrnslH a jolt would be entirely UCS. Such wholesome at this lime. The nation might then quit loafing and gambling and get back to work—for without work there arc none ot the things that Americans want and will pay for. * * -* Yesterday's report on the city council meeting Tuesday night indicates that Hope is about to get a municipal garbage collection sys- 'em — which is all to the good. (JfSome Arkansas cities larger than Hope still do not have garbage disposal systems, but generally speaking this problem is being met over the nation. H is particularly important that it be met in the South, where the long Summer season creates a special hazard for good health. Hope has taken a forward step, therefore, in authorizing the purchase of garbage trucks and preparing for the setting up of a municipal collection system. Being a municipal measure it ought tc cheap— and the co-operation o! Railroads embargoes all railroad freight shipments to ports, with certain exceptions. Longshoremen worked throughout the forenoon n New York but Charles Spencer, secretary o£ the New York district council, Inlcr- jnational Longshoremen's Associa- ion (AFL), said New Yor'-'s 25,100 Longshoremen would rcspcgl | jicket lines as soon as they were istablishcd tomorrow. Picketing OPA Frees Some Items But Puts Lid on Meats By STERLING F. GREEN Washington, Sept. 5 —(A 1 )— OPA erased ceilings from low-priced lipstick, toothpaste and other cosmetics today but put the lid back on I cooperation of the family," Brodic mnat at wholesale, said, "but I have a job to do. If I To Exhume Body of Racing Czar in Chicago Chicago, Sept. 5 —(/I 1 )— Coroner A. L. Brodic said today that the body of the late racing news czar, James M. Ragcn, will be exhumed "probably tomorrow" even though the family refuses to give consent. Brodie has an exhumation order signed by Chief Justice Harold G. Ward of the criminal court allowing bim to remove Ragcn's body for a final examination to determine whether he died of mercuric poisoning. "I would much rather have the Brown Co C * - ••. : I '• J ircuit Judge Vote in Clar meat at wholesale. This is the last step in preparation for the return- of butcher shop ceilings on Monday. s'hmiltancously, OPA promised jcgan at dawn, however along '.',,.isehoidcrs should be enforced without exception. By JOHN O. GUNN Investment in the Future U will soon be school-time in America again. But over two million children will not go Io school at all, ancl over a million will receive only an underprivileged sort ot education that will leave them poorly equipped to face adult life— although the United States, has of the finest schools in the .he San Francisco, Oakland and Portland Ore., waterfronts. The exact number of seamen who walked out in New York was not known Immediately but the U. S. Maritime Commission said there were 37 ships in Port manned by SIU crews and 1C manned by the SUP. William Rcntz, SIU business agent in Baltimore, estimated that 2,000 men were on between U5 and 40 ships in the Baltimore Harbor. Although Hawk called the strike '100 per cent effective, John Morgan, port agent ior the Boston local of the STU, announced earlier that approximately 2,000 New England seamen had postponed joining the strike until tomorrow. Lovely Rebecca Jane McCall, 18, "Miss Arkansas" in the "Miss America" beauty pageant, is shosvn on her float during the Boardwalk parade in Atlantic City, N. J. "Becky," a music student, was born in Memphis, Tenn., but now makes her home in Blythcville, Ark. (NEA Telephoto.) fullrscalc warfare on the meat black market, declaring it is keep- g-a sharp watch on companies New York and Chicago which •e holding big stocks bought at very high prices." On still another price front, the ecbntrol board took a second look t -ceiline-frec milk and butter and pparcntly decided again that the osi ot uiose items \* not "unrea- oriablc." A spokesman for the ancl said it does not plan, at jres'enl, to call a hearing on the, ubjcct. That would be vac :'irst | top toward any rccontrol action. The three members arc holding heir first full session since August M, when ny orderd cilings putarr 20, when they ordered ceilings put back on meats, Jats and oils mil lot on dairy products or grain. Chairman Roy U Thompson at that time notified the dairy industry that ceilings would be restored can't get cooperation, I intend to take the body without the family's consent." As Brodie prepared to open Ragen's mausoleum, University of Chicago toxicologisls and pathologists began an independent study of Ragcn's liver and kidneys. An Inquest into Ragen's mysterious death 'was pending while the FBI intensified its quest for two hoodlums identified as the assailants who fired shotgun slugs at Ragcn last June 24. Lyle Brown, Hope attorney, late yesterday filed suit in the .Clark County Circuil Court contesting the re-election of Dexter Bush of Tex.- arkana as judge for the 8th Judicial Circuit composed of Hempstead, Nevada, Clark, Miller and Lafayette county. ®- Mr. •fraud" Brown contended that was practiced on a large if prices on out." move upward irom here Hope Mellon, 148-Pounder, Convinces Texans Theirs Are Not the Largest in the World j " We like to consider our country .thoroughly enlightened, and yet three million of our adults popual- tion have never attended any school and 10 million have had so little schooling that they arc virtually illiterate. FlVc million men out of 17 mil' lion registered for the draft were rejected for reasons that mignt 1 have been partically prevented by good education; 437,038 men in the first two registrations signing their panics with an X because they had '"'never learned to write. . These shocking facts are contained in the report of a recent survey by John K. Norton, of the American Council on Education and Euccne S. Lawler, and published by the National Education Association and the American Council on Education. They belie our national creed of a fair deal for all. Chief factor involved, of course is the difference in public school budgets. 1939-1940 is taken as a Ul< .0 . ____ ....... ..ntinnl VOtll- New York, Sept. 5 —(/I 1 )— AFL Seamen, seeking reversal of a wage stabilization board decision through a nation wide strike, began walking off ships in New York harbor shortly after 0 a. in. (EDT) ;o- day, a union spokesman announced. A clipping from the Ft. Worth Star Telegram's issue Sunday, Sept. 1, indicated Texas has taken down its sign as grower of the world's largest watermelons. Proof was in the 'form-of a 148-pound melon en route to California. What it didn't mention is the world's champion melon was grown in 1935 by O. D. Middlcbrooks and weighed 195-pounds. The clipping follows: "Hope, Ark. Saturday had a new claim to fame—to the dismay of proud Parker County citizens who arc supposed to grow the biggest ® and best country. watermelons in the typicul pro war school year. | proxin-iHlely 19,000 children had jic advantage oC high-quality teachers and thoroughly modcn school equipment n»ow«Iby ai annual expenditure, ot $6000 01 more per classroom unit, while JB, 000-lwicc as many—were l°ss cc } educational scraps from a budget of less than $100 n classroom; 1 401,605 attended classrooms that cost upwards of $4000 a year, out ] 17, r ),9t)B sat in classrooms that cost less than $500 a year. ou consider that those "Some boys have jumped the gun," said John Hawk, vice president of the seafarers international union. Yesterday it was reported that the men probably would begin moving ashore at noon with picket ng scheduled to commence tomorrow. Hawk said he was unable to give definite figures on the number of seamen wno had left their ships. Strike plans "arc rolling" assert-' ed Hawk, adding: "We will stay rolling until the decision of ihe wage stabilization board is reversed." The strike call by the SUP and the seafarers international union came despite a last minute offer t>y the WSB to consider a rehearing of its disapproval of the pay boost. The WSB notified the unions yesterday it was willing to hold a hearing Tuesday to consider any additional information the unions would offer, and would decide Ihen whether to reconsider the case and vole on its merits. But John Hawk, SIU vice-president, declared in New York \hat "The proof is a 148-pound melon which passed through the Railway Express depot here Friday cnroutc from the Arkansas tosvn to Herlonfi Cal. The sender is one Terrell Cornelius, who. it would seem, has definitely put Hope on the map and taken considerable wind out of Wcathcrforcl's sails. '.Toe W. Driskill, commercial "When you consider that figures must include a ^alary for each "'" approximately 30 teacher's classroom i>{ children, lexl . books and supplies, operation and maintenance of school buildings, fte etc., it is not diffccult to see j'usl about where the low budget groups get off. Unfortunate, too, is the corollary that Ihc best schools arc usually in the best neighborhoods. Children from poverty-stricken communities, who most need school' advantage arc condemned to educational slums. And since Ihc ragged school offers little in the way '•if incentive, since attendance is j.ot enforced and ignorant parents do not encourage it, a vicious circle wherein ignorance begets ignorance is formed. i It has been proven lhal dcmo-i cracy itself is dependent on education, that the. literacy of a pep- pic advances the health, wealth, political and social stature of a nation One year of World War II cost 90 billion dollars. But since the beginnings of our country, we have not spent a tolal of 90 billion , dollars on education. 1 ' Surely here is the most promising investment for the future. There still arc more single men of marriageable age in this country than women of like situation. In the age group 20-30 alone there is a surplus of a million and half men. "by Tuesday the ships will have been lied up for i'ivc days." He said the WSB had "all the information they needed or were going to get," adding that nothing but a comolele reversal of its decision woufd now salisfy the seamen. Similar union sentiment was expressed in San Francisco by Harry Lundcbcrg, president of the UUP, who said: "For my part the board can reconsider a decision to go back to sleep." Despite the official strike deadline, AFL seamen began leaving their jobs yesterday. Almost .'1,000 seamen quit work on the Pacific coast. Union leaders claimed the strike would lake 400,000 workers off their jobs and tic up every pott in the United States. agent at the Railway Express office here, measured the melon and found that its lengthwise circumference was 06 inches and its girth *•<) inches. "To top that one, Parker County Agent .1. O. Woodman spent weary hours Saturday . morning haunting the files of the Wcathcrford Chamber of Commerce and the newspapers and canvassing Parker melon patches. But to no avail. "Parker County's pride— which tipped the scales at a mere 131 pounds—was grown about 15 years ago by Dan Bull on his farm in the southern part of the melon country. Ancl if anyone can challenge lhal, Woodman will welcome him with open arms. "There's an explanation, though, according to Wcathcrford growers. "No doubt, they say, Ihe Arkansan fed his melon buttermilk, a treatment used to produce melons of quantity but not quality. The device is frowned upon by the best "in-thc-know" Parker melon men. "Parker county melons, they point with pride spring up just "doinc what comes naturally. ' EDITORS NOTE: Texas, as usual, needs to bo convinced the hard way, and when it comes to big and tasty watermelons, Hennp- stcad can really do the convincing. Everyone knows —but this Toxa.s county—that local nylbns arc the biggest and taste better than anv in the world. As for the BEST MELONMEN IN-THE-KNOW, it occurs to me we just proved they ilso grow in Hcmpstcud. j Do_ you Howard Hughes Is Reported Fully 1- •' fc.V. f II I—I-' Recovered Hollywood, Sept. G — (UP) — Millionaire Sportsman Howard Hughes today was pronounced practically recovered irom injuries in a test flight that nearly killed him. "His complete recovery is now a matter of gaining more Weight and recovering his straight," Dr. Verne Mason said. "He is an excellent shape and is up and walking." The airplane pilot-designer suffered multiple fractures and a crushed chest when an experimental army plane he was testing crashed into a Beverly Hills home July 7. OPA expects to announce its retail prices for beef, lamb, pork and veal this weekend. They will average about three cents a pounc higher than June 30 prices for pork, six cents higher ;'or beef. This reflects the higher than June 30 ceilings on livcsto-k ordered by the Agriculture Department and put into effect last Sunday.. The new wholesale ceilings mposed today also were announce ast week. Face powder, face cream .foundation cream and similar cosmetic items, if they sell for 25 cents or less an item, arc being suspended indefinitely from price control, OPA announced. These are big sellers in the fivc-and-tcn-ccnt stores and elsewhere. '^Removing ceilings on low-price cosmetics will not cause prices to-rise any higher than it would hef necessary to raise ceilings to rnlhjt., climing costs,"; OP.A, sf >id. • The products automatically come under ceilings again if prices rise above 25 cents. Price control was suspended also on this miscellaneous list of items: All tire reliners; tire boots and patches made from scrap mater tire valves ; pastes and cc Kidnaped Girl Finally Freed in Virginia Richmond, Va., Sept. 5—(UP) — Two A. W. O . Lsoledi orhdids.w Two A. W. O. L. soldiers who did not have 10 cents to pay their fare over a toll bridge were held today on charges of kidnaping an 18- year-old Texas girl and forcing her at gunpoint to drive them, here from Texarkana, Texas. > The girl was blonde and stout Ruth Peague, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, former Dallas waitress. The two soldiers were listed as •"rank Valentine Famular. 20, of crscy City, N. J.. and Clarence Cummcrt, 19, of Pittsburgh. Both at Cam'p Hood, cale in Clark county and his pur- josc in filing the contest is to 'reverse the certified result and o bring to light those-who so wil- ully and flagrantly violated our election laws." Judge Bush was certified as the winner by 458 votes. He carried Clark county by more than a thousand votes, and Nevada county by. 138 votes. Discounting Clark county Brown received a 652 vote lead over Bush in the rest of the district. Mr. Brown issued the following statement: • --. "I have today filed suit in the Clark Circuit Court contesting the certification of Judge Dexter-Bush as the democratic nominee for re-election. I filed it in Clark County because I contend, anc allege that fraud .was committed there on a large scale. I have laken this action after Riots in India Spread, Persons By ( JOHN HLAVACEK Bombay, Sept'. 5 — (UP) —Street rioting • between Moslems and Ilin- , dus spread to "Calcutta today, as Bombay counted, an unofficial ca- J sualty toll of 189 dead^'and- 5$) in : . . jurcd. . . i There were at least two known dead and 12 injured in Calcutta, where 4,000 died recently in communal disorders. The new olasnes r reportedly came after a Moslem • woman was knocked down by a- taxi last night -and -a- bus- was overturned in retaliation. Bombay government issued considerable investigation . o£ the an offlclal casu ; altv tp]1 of m dead ere stationed 'exas. Miss Peague, who said she was 'certainly happy to be here safe n jail," told the United Press how he escaped from the two soldiers ifter a three-day ride from Texarkana when they stopped to gas ip and rob a service station near given "nqlh- ng To eat and practically nothing to drink" during the long trip Ashland, Va. She said she was , 3owcvcr, she "they boll records and after consultation With a large number of people. II is particularly because of Ihe advice of good citizens, coupled with the record itself, that I have decided to contest this election. I have charged in my complaint, and can prove, that, |in Clark County partisan judges and clerks' were selected for a number of the boxes. Over four hundred people without poll tax receipts were permitted to cast their baltot. Many voted in the wrong precinct. The absentee box in Clark .County, was used for the bulk of the manipulation of fraudulent voting. In -advance of the election canvassers were sent out with ballots to solicit votes; most of these ballots were delivered to negroes who knew little about the procedure of voting; their ballots were marked by the canvassers and mailed to the :ab- and 546 injured at 11 a. m. today, but several stabbings were reported : later in the tense northern section of the city. Evidence of continued violence';in Bombay was reported by a United * Press correspondent who saw two , f Hindus attacked and severely beat- / en this morning by three Moslems t armed with knives. • \ ^ •• ••<->'•• Police annpunced that Tnore- than > 2,000 persons had been ' arrested > in connection with the fighting in" Bombay. Leave was cancelled ior^, naval personnel and all British and Indian troops ,aot> on. duty| were ordered to stand-by,in their ^ .. barracks. Fear of attack caused many, ic in any way. ,"Miss -P-eague, — . _„„.-,, W. O. Swinford, a Sulphur Springs construction worker, said she was kidnaped Monday night when she left home with anolhcr girl and her friend Io drive three soldiers to Texarkana. The driver, Slilman Daussctt, was to be paid by the soldiers to make the trip, she said. Texarkana, ments used for linoleum and wal coverings; and a variety ot rnedi cal goods and erug sundries >n eluding medical gloves, aprons and hard rubber goods, operating cush ions, rubber tubing and sloppcs Venetian blind ceilings wcr raised, 15 percent 'or steel blinds and 20 percent :'or those made of wood or fiber, effective 3cp«- 10. In discussing the impending drive against black marketeers. Deputy OPA Director George Mon- charsh disclosed last night that between 5,000 and 0,000 investigators will be put into the :'ield, vo concentrate largely on meat. neyer v .actually-v-..„,,_,_, .. ... .„ were Sever" absent from their .precinct either at the time they'.voted or on the day of. election. The total result was that .442 votes 'were placed in the absentee box for my opponent and I received 67. The election officials who counted the absentee box counted over one „.„,.„ hundred ballots cast by people who ;—I don't know!had no poll tax whatever. the names of either one of them Approximately five hundred peo- but they called themselves Speedy Die Deceived poll tax receipts by workers to'remain'at home and; Bombay's £ood distribution system' was curtailed seriously. Little, meat; •was available and, vegetable prices ? rose 100 per cent. Only small- ouantiues of milk and-bread were ng> delivered, *#. - J -f „•< , Fabulous Budapest Seems to Be Out to Get All the American Dollars in Hungary By JACK GUINN (For Hal Boyle) Budapest, Sept. ii — (/D— Fabulous Budapest, where only weeks ago the U. S. dollar would buy anything for sale and some things that were not, has become so expensive that llio average American family here is spending about $1,000 a month. In July a family of three could to Maybe he's right. If so, we ought move. None of the gals for whom we'd make a play (conditions permitting) have seemed to have trouble finding plenty of substitutes. .. , _ Arkansas Not to Have Wage Ceiling on Cotton Harvest Little Rock, Sept. 5 — (l\')~ Ar- tgnsas will nol have wage coil- n'gs for harvesting the 1946 cotton crop, although a majority of producers voted in favor of the program at H referendum in 17 delta counties Saturday. This was announced yesterday by the USDA wage board which pointed out that Craighcad. Mississipp' and Poinsclt counties were iitrong ly opposed to wage ceilings. The final vote was 7.090 for ceil- suppose they arc just fishing earn Heinpslead's method Cer- ainly they could use some advice. sit in the lap of luxury for $200. The effect of the Hungarian government's stabilization program on Americans in Budapest" was startling. During Hungary's inflation— a prcecdent-shaltonnij economic disintegration in which one U. S. dollar "would buy five hundred qu'ntllion pcsgos — every night was Saturday night in Budapest. As one GI put if. "Americans never had it so good." Villas rented for $10 and $15 a month and owners with an eye on the Russian occupation troops sometimes would hand them over charged $19 for 100 envelopes and 150 shecls of paper. Another officer's wife paid $9 to have her hair washed. A high officer who accompanied the American train returning $32,000,000 in gold to Hungary was jarred to the pinfealhcrs of his insignia after a relatively dull evening in a Budapest night club when he was handed a bill for $75. An American correspondent went around muttering for a week after being charged $17 a night for a hotel room. The former price was $2. Hot spots raised the price of cognac from 75 cents to $38 a bottle. Landlords asked $150 Io $200 a month for villas. Cooks and maids demanded $20 and $25 a week. GI's with accumulated overseas time started asking for the next available plane out. There was some talk of a new diplomatic; exchange rate — something between 20 and 40 florins to $1 — for Americans in Budapest, and Chanccy—kicked the other soldier out of the car and told Slilman and the other girl to beat it. 'They were a lilllc slow about doing it unlil the two soldiers pulled guns on them. I started to go too but one of them said "naw, you stay here. You're going to drive us to New York.' "I drove for three days and we didn't stop except for gasoline and oil. Every time we pulled into a filling station one of them warned me to keep my mouth shut or he'd shoot me, "This soldier said his brother was on the operating table in New York and that he was going to New York, army or no army, cops or no cops. I gathered from -this that they were both A.W.O.L. and that they had been turned down when they asked for a pass. 'One of them kept saying, 'The cops ain't gonna get me.' They both had guns. One carried his in a shoulder holster inside his shir' and the other GI had his stuck in his belt.' Miss Pcaguc said that when they reached the toll bridge that leads to Richmond, the soldiers ordered her to turn around because they did not have ten cents to pay the fare. She said they planned to rob a filling station operated by an elderly couple. "I made up my mind right then and there that if I ever was going to get awav I had better start now, 1 )lock assessments made by a few men on behalf of the political machine which opposed me, Scores of the names filed are in the same land-writing. If I received any of ,hcse votes it was by accident. These and many other illcga practices too numerous to list, all of whicfc are charged in the complaint which I have filed, succeeded in putting my opponent in the lead by a margin of 458 votes. The other four counties composing the District gave me a combined majority of 652 votes and I carried three of those four counties, only to have this substantial lead wiped out by the casting of hundreds of illegal votes in Clark County. The shocking practices conducted to obtain this end were conducted not by my opponent but by .his supporters. My two-fold purpose in filing the contest is to reverse the certified result and to bring to light those who so wilfully and flagrantly violation our election, laws." Byrnes Arrives in Berlin for"" Inspection By R. H. SHACKFORD Berlin, Sept. 5—UP)—Secretary of State James F. Byrnes today ' 1 \. for nothing just 'to get the Amcri- but those who claim to have infor- c;m flug on the door. Servants'mation say that it is unlikely at ' would work for $5 a month .Hist to near a kitchen. Street iner- Reds Want Italian Claims Rejected Paris, Sept. 5 —(UP)— Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov returned to'Paris today from Moscow by plane. He arrived al ihe Soviet embassy al 2:15 p. m. GMT (10:15 a. m. KDT>. By HOBERT HEWETT Paris. Scpl. 5 —-i/l j i— Andrei Y. Vishinsky, Russian deputy ."oreigu ing'wages" and 3,oF4 against vheni. i minister, called on the 31-nalion — " ---------- - - '---" peace conference today to "reject emphatically" Italian claims Io be chants did a rushing business in cameras, pistols, binoculars, diamonds and luxury goods. August 1 brought new moncj— florins worth nearly 12 to the U.S. dollar — and the long-promised "stabilization," with higher prices and wages and strict anti-black market laws. It changed the Amer "The small majority x x jndi catcs that cotton producers are not overwhelmingly in favor of ihe program and the wholehearted support of cotton producers would be essential for the successful operation of the program," ihe board announced. cmpn disputed Trieste. Outlining Soviet Russia's stand _.i the leading territorial is.suo bo- fore the post-war conference, Vish- insky said that Yugoslavia has an "unquestionable right" to Trieste. ican dollar from king to court jester. Restaurant prices jumped first. A formal dinner for Iwo-cpcktai.ls, slcak, vegetables, salad, wine, dessert and cofee—skyrocketed :"rom $4 to ?30. Bar drinks went from i'.O rents Io $l.. r )0. beer from 15 (.•cuts Io $1 a botllo, sidewalk fate colfoc from five fonts to 20 cents. An American major, his wife and daughter, not a cleaning and pressing bill for $329. Americans spoke about this is shocked tones. The major could not. even talk. Word got about lhal six or sever Stale Department girls, who live in a largi 1 bouse on the once fashionable Slafania Ut, had re ceived an electricty bill totaling $600 for one month. A captain was present. They say lhat there is apprehension that Russians would use such a rate as propaganda against the west. An American family of three in Budapest now must meet these vcragc basic costs per month: 'ood about $200, rent $100 Io $150; leclricily $75 Io $100, telephone $30 nstallalion fee and $30 minimum nonlhly charge , clcanina and Dressing about $200, laundry $100, ,wo servants $100 to $140. If hus- jand and wife went to a night spol >nce a month that would be about 150. Two movies (1942 vintage> a nonth would-be about $1.50 pci person, dinner out twice a month would be about $6Q. At mi>*t Ilia is more than $1,000 a month; even without night spots. servants, she said. Police picked up the story from Ihis point. After Miss Peague sped away, the two soldiers became frightened and fled. The filling sla tion proprietor telephoned police The soldiers thumbed another automobile driven by Wilson Abcr- ncthy, of Richmond, ancl when Abernclhy slopped the soldiers stuck their guns in his face. He was compelled to drive them into Rich mond and stale police, alerted, slopped the automobile and arrested the two youths, neither of whom offered resistance. They were held in the Richmond jail. Police in Texas, Oklahoma. Arkansas, and Louisiana had been searching for Ihc Iwo, described by police as 'adolescents.' The girl was being held without charge in the Farmvillc jail pending an investigalion by the FBI. Member of State Attorney General Staff Resigns Little Rock, Sept. 5—(/P)— J. F. Koono, member of the attorney general's slaff for eleven years, announced today he had resigned returned to Ihc private prac- Greeks Cheer Arrival of U.S. Fleet By ROBERT VERMILLION Athens, Sept. (UP) — The 45,000-1011 aircraft carrier U. S. '»•>. Franklin D. Roosevelt escorted by a cruiser and three Destroyers anchored In Piraeus, port of Athens, today to the cheers of waterfront crowds. The giant carrier dropped its anchor in Phaloron bay yt 10:30 a.m. after a two-day trip from Naples. With it were the "cruiser Little Rock and destroyers Corryp Cone nnd New. Thousands of Greeks Jincd the Piraeus docks and shouted np- proval as the warships moved through the bay. The Roosevelt flotilla will pay a four-day courtesy call in Greece, signifying the United Stales' interest in the eastern Mediterranean. Two other American destroyers will call at Salonika, xhe northern Greek port. A round of ceremonial visits be twcen Greek and American officials ,vas arranged for the day, climaxed by a dinner given by Act ing Premier Slylia.nos donates :'oi high U. S. naval officers and other important British and Amcricai arrived in Berlin by. plane __ Paris on an inspection tour of Lrer- many preliminary to an important declaration of American policy to be made-'at Stuttgart tomorrow. Byrnes and his party to top- ranking American, officials arrived shortly after. 2 p. m. The American secretary was accompanied by Sens. Arthur H. Vandenberg, R., Mich., and Tom Connally, D., Tex., and expert State Department advisers on Germany. ..'... •< Leaving routine peace confer* . ence debates "to his subordinates, Byrnes planned several days';-first;,. liand study, of the world's major diplomalic problem — the future of Germany and the relations of the Big Four in governing the defeated enemy. ••<-..•- • In Berlin, Byrnes will be 'the luncheon guest,of Lt: 1 Gen. Lucius D. Clay, deputy American military governor. In late afternoon he will leave • Berlin on a special train for an overnight trip to Stuttgart. He will address American occupation officials at noon Friday. - - ...... -.- - <, The Byrnes party was expe'cted to return to Paris Saturday; • or; Sunday. ..;, ,,, En route to Stuttgart, the of- ' ficial parly will pick up Gen, Joseph T. McNarney, the American military governor, al his Frankfurt headquarters. Clay said in Berlin last night that Byrnes' Stuttgart speech would be a clear-cut pronouncement of American policy in Europe. He predicted it would give the American people a "lift;." He said the speech would be of 'extreme interest,' to the United Slates and implied strongly that it would have .strong influence on American foreign relations. Russian sources in Berlin would \cither conform or deny reports that V. M. Molotoy, Soviet foreign minister, would stop over at Berlin oh his return trip from Mos- movies and dinners, it is still more than $700. Some Hungarian politicians say that the low rate of exchange was sponsored by Communists and designed further to isolate Hungary from the west and stimulate American desire to depart from Hungary. H the latter is true, they could not have done better with a sad rendition of home, sweet home. lice of law at Clinton. Originally appointed in 1935 by ar) E. Bailey, Koonc has been retained as an assistant by all other attorneys general. He was dean of the staff. He said the work had grown too heavy for him in the slate office. Koonc left the office three weeks ago and Attorney General Guy Williams said he was on leave. No successor has been appointed. guests. American officials said th« carrier's planes wouid give no air demonstration of any sort. Previously it was reported that planes would Oy over Athens, forming ihe giant .letters FDR. The Roosevelt reached Greece just 'our days after the plebiscite which returned King George II of the Hellenes to his throne. The American naval excursion into the eastern Mediterranean has drawn sharp criticism from Moscow.. cow to Paris. High American tary government sources in Berlin said they expected Molotov to confer with Marshal Vassily D. Sokolov, Soviet occupation commander, before the foreign minis ter returns to Paris. If Molotov did stop over, it was possible he and Byrnes might be in the German capital at--tin same time. Ambassador Robert D. Murphy, political advisor to the U.S. military government, was to share the host role in Berlin with Clay. The two men will give Byrnes a clpi.e up view of the German capital and detailed information 01 developments there. Commanders of the Soviet, British and French zones have been invited to hear Byrnes' speech in Stuttgart. Clay said last nisM he did not believe any of them -would attend, although they may send political advisers, r'

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