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! '• ! Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Wmhburn Guffey *j. Politician Who Apes Statesman Senator Guffey, Pennsylvania Democrat who losl by 050,000 votes in the November election, fired a farewell blast over the week-end. He charged thai the Republican congressional campaign was a witch-hunt for Communists, was embarrassing to Secretary Byrnes, and "if cryslalizcd into a definite isolationist policy of the party controlling congress it can cxcrl K , seriously adverse world affairs." influence on Hope Star WEATHER FORECAST Arkansas: Fair and continued cold this .afternoon and tonight, lowest temperatures 26-32, Tuesday fair and warmer. 48TH YEAR: VOL. 48—NO. 42 Star of How. 18W: Press. 1927 Consolidated January 18. 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAJT, DECEMBER 2, 1946 Hp)_Weans Associated ere* •NEA)—Menns Newsoaoer Ent«mrlt« An'n. So COPY To near Uu;:cy taiX you would think he was a baffled authority on international affairs. Yet in facl he is merely a ward-heeler from Pillsburgh. 1 dare say Ihere isn't a freshman congressman from the South who doesn't have n better knowledge of world events senator from for Ihe simple than Ihe senior Pennsylvania — reason that a man about a thing he interested never learns isn't funda- in. «*' Guffey was promptly slapped down for his impudent week-end slatement— and by none olher than Senator Ball, liberal Republican from Minnesota, who commands as much respect on the Democratic side as on his own. Ball said crisply: Republican co-operation with Secretary Byrnes on the preset foreign policy will continue unless il is Democrats of Guffey. The record on undermined" the low stamp Guftey is clear ? «,nd undisputed. For a generation M*ic kept the Democratic minority :n Pennsylvania in bondage, working hand and (.'love wilh the Pcnrose and Vare Republican machines so thai he might pick *ip the crumbs that fell from the '.able. Pennsylvania voters never nad a chance: It was cither Ihe Republican machine candidate or some stooge that Guffey had put up for a straw-man. As a result Pennsylvania for a generation settled its political mailers in Ihe Republican primary—a duel be- tf'ween the Regulars (machine) and Ahe Progressives (liberal hang-over from Bull Moose days). The sweep of Franklin D. Roose- off I volt into the presidency unexpcct- said. ' odly kicked Guffey into the senate, where he has since served lo the embarrassment of everybody, including himself. But shortly, we will \>c saved any further week-end pronouncements on international affairs by n man with his nose buried up a Pittsburgh back alley, Government to Call Witnesses in Lewis Trial Washington, Dec. 2 —(IP)— The government tried lo put into John L. Lewis' contempt trial today a news reel recording in which Ihe UMW chief is reporled to have lermed lasl spring's coal slrike settlement effective for the dura tion of government operation. Chief Government Counsel John F. Sonnett told the courl he wished to enlcr Ihe exhibit as proof of "willfulness" by Lew'.s in declaring the contracl terminated as of Nov. 20. It was the contract cancellation that touched off the cur•enl walkoul of 400,000 sofl coa miners. Judge T. Alan Goldsborough withheld a ruling on admissibility of the transcript until afler a lunch eon recess. To avoid a dramatic court room showing of the news reel itself Lewis' lawyers volunteered to ac cepl a typewritten transcript. They first made known, however, tha Ihey objected to its admission ii any event. "The defendants Interpose th objection," said chief UMW counsel Welly K. Hopkins, "that this evidence is not relevant in the con- tempi issue before your honor." Bui Hopkins quickly added: "However, if your honor overrules our objcclion, Ihe defendanls will stipulate thai Ihe statements were made." Sonnett told the courl that Ihe news reel film "accurately sel forlh Ihe words and fealures of the Record of 10 Wins; 2 Losses i ' Gives Hdpe Eleven One of its Most Successful Seasons The Bobcat team closed one of ts most successful seasons last week with a record of 10 victories against 2 defeats which left them molding third place in District One Conference. The local team bowed only to El Dorado and Texarkana. In the alter game the Cats were playing without the services of their star joint - getter Buster Rogers. The ocal speedster played about a minute of the Joncsboro game before sustaining a broken collar bone which kepi him oul against Nashville, Texarkana and Camden. He reappeared for about six plays in the Hot Springs game November 1, making three touchdowns. Accordig to statistics Rogers led the Hope scorers with 12 touchdowns. Jack Bell and Jack Wells followed with 10 each, Buddy Sutton made four tallies, Jack Ray one and Charlie Reed one, a total of 38 touchdowns and 14 extra points. While Hope was rolling up 242 points their opponents collected 119. El Dorado handed the Bobcats their worst defeat 32 to 12. The most points the Bobcats scored ii a single game was 32 against Guidon. The closest game played is a toss - up between Benton which held the Cats to a 13 - 7 score anc 'ordyce whom Hope defeated 2C 14. Texarkana licked the Hop leven with a single touchdown. The Bobcats outgained ever> earn they played except El Doradi vho picked up 371 yards to Hope' 25. In home games (not includin Gurd-on) the Bobcats rolled up 1,60 yards, for an average of 321 yard >er game as compared with 77 ard for opponents with 155 yard said defendanl Lewis." In support of his objection lo the evidence, Hopkins pointed out that the news reel was made last May. "This was six or seven months prior to Ihe restraining order "(which instructpd Lewis lo head off Ihe mines slrike)," Hopkins aid. "It is not pertinent to the issue whether there has been any con tempt on the part of the defendanl in connection with the court's re straining order." If Judge Goldsborough accepts the news reel in transcript form government counsel told the court . BY-JAMES THRASHER . The Dry-Iceman Cometh We are inclinau to give creriit lo Mark Twain as \vell as. to Omioral Electric's scientists in Schenectudy for developing ihe man - macie snowstorm. It's pure supposition on our part, bul we lean lo the theory that Ihe scientists were ' just as weary a lot as a I'-t uf the rest of us at hearing Twain'c hackneyed remark aooul Iho wcsther queued ";incessantly. So, in desperation, they "'really did somelhing aboul it. At any rale, man has slaked oul a claim in capricious nature's realm. Man, presumptuous and cal culating, has his foot in the di or. And where hi will gD, in a cl-matic way, is anybody's guess. Already the song aboul dtean-.- ing o£ a whito Christmas is not only dated, bul obsol-:ta. Yo«j want a white Christmas? Okay, get yourself a few pounds of dry ice and an airplane. If the day is cool enough and Ihe clouds low enough, just fly through a cloud and scatter your ice. By a sort of ciiuin action you get snow— tons of it. What's the point? Well, the scientists suggest ;hat it would be- a fine trick in arid cov.nlry to pile up it will not be necessary; to call for testimony by Alfred Oeth, a Par ' er game average.'Excluding El Dorado Bobcats picked only 406 ards per home game, an aver- ge of only 101 yards. Against DeQueen .yardage was 23 to 60; Camden, 396 to 68; Tex rkana 313 to 203 and Pine Bluff; 47 to 75. Actual figures are not a- ailable but Hope probably gained more yardage against Hot Springs han any olher team. In rolling up 6 points against the Trojans the Hope boys did not have to punt a ingle time. Yardage gained would run well over 400. Many local fans will argue bu .he Bobcats' best game of the season was against Smackover with Jenton running a close second, fol-s owed by Fordyce. By far the worst .game played by the locals was a- jainsl Nashville followed by El 3orado. Undsr Coach Joe Dildy and As- sislanl Nolan Tollell the Bobcals worked hard from the start on the Notre Dame shift which clicked with precision. The locals depended on power plays that gained 1,604 yards, probably a record in most any league. Passing was somelhing the Hope eleven seldom tried, mostly because ground plays ususally picked up necessary yardage. The weakest department was pass defense which turned the tide in the El Dorado game and most surely defeated the Cats in the Texarkana contest. Although Rogers was the star performer in most games he played, this corner would pick Jack Bell as the outslanding, all - around player on the Hope eleven. Probably Weather Drops Temperatures Jet Transport in International Hop By,UNITED PRESS Lohg-delaycd winter weather Bell's best game was against Smackover in which he scored two Continued on l-airc Two potential water power and lion supplies for Iho spring season. v They also suggest that maybe ..clouds could be made to drop snow in rural regions and skip the more congested settlements. Thu.i the flying dry - iceman might assure slcady winter business lor a ski resort, while eliminating slush and driving hazards in the city. ll's a fine idea, but it carries the possibility of adding complications lo our already complicated society. We can foresee intercity and inter- country squabbles, with unwanted snow becoming as greal a cause for Indignation as unwanted rubbish " thrown over Ihe back fence by a * neighbor. Suppose Ihe mayor of a cily orders the Board of Sanitation and Meteorology to send a man aloft to detour a potential snow cloud to a suburban community. Are the sub- urbaniles going to like il when they have to put on galoshes and shovel out driveways, while the cily dwellers go to work on dry streels and sidewalks'.' The possibililies of irritation and strife are numerous and ominous. Needless snowfall might come to ' -v be as politically damaging an ac' cusation as needless expenditure. A blizzard might turn a city government oul of office. "Slush fund" could take on a new and unpleasantly literal meaning. amount ,News 'sound;engineer^Qe|b, was among 11 witnesses whom "Son netl announced would be called t he sland. Prior to the move to get th News Reel recording Into Ihe rec ord, the federal legal staff mar shalled evidence designed to shov that the coal strike interferes wit a "sovereign function" of the gov ernment. The evidence, government counsel told Federal Judge T. Alan Goldsborough, is aimed at smashing the United Mine Workers. Contention that private operators actually run the mines under federal seizure and that the UMW walkout is, therefore, not an interference with the government. The sheaf of federal exhibits — mostly ordei s and documents of the federal c >al mines administration—were read by Ihe first government witness, Coal Mines Administrator . H. Collisson, as the third day of \he proceedings got under way. Lewis is charged with contempt tor failure to call off a contract termination notice thai precipitated the soft-coal walkout. Lewis, whose whereabouts since the Friday re :ess have not been disclosed, arrived for the resumption of the triiil 20 minutes before Judge Goldsborough convened courl at 9:57 a. m. (EST). During the morning session Lewis sat with his fingers spread across his face or stared fixedly in Ihe dircclion of Ihe dozens of reporters in the courtroom. From time to time he rubbed his face, Bilbo Has Plenty of Lawyers Jackson, Miss., Dec. 2 —(/P)—Senator Theo. G. Bilbo (D-Miss), ready for a Senate investigating committee to open its hearing, here today on complaints against his recent election, boasts of more legal assistants than 'the number of vohnv leer,'witnesses the committee expects to testify,.' -The 09-year-old senator, .who lefl his- Poplarville "Dream House" Saturday and took up residence in a hotel here, said he has "two or three lawyers" on hand to represent him "if anything hoi de- •velops," and has available "about 50 more if I need Ihcm." Senator Ellender (D-La), chairman of the commillee, said Ihe committee's legal slaff has scnl oul registered lelters or telegrams to 300 potential witnesses, but only "about 20" have volunteered to testify. "The committee is hopeful that it will not be compelled to resort lo the use of the subpoena to obtain witnessed," Ellender commented. "We arc appealing to the people of Mississippi to give Ihcir testimony voluntarily. Of course, if we do have to use the subpoena, we won't hesitate to do so." Ellender added that Bilbo has not-indicated'whether he will tcsli- pulled his cnin, and brushed the lip of his finger across his teeth. And once he sneezed into a hasti ly-drawn handkerchief. Chief Government Counsel John F. Sonnett announced at the pulse of the session that 10 additiona y or offer witnesses. jeing held' to determine "to what The hearing, Ellender said, is eing held to determine "to whal xtent, if any," speeches and ac- ions by Bilbo in the July 2 Missis- ippi Democratic primary caused n "intimidation of voters and un- awful election practices." In the balloting Bilbo was nom naled for a third term. The committee has been urged jy the progressive volers' league icre Ihrough its Negro President, T. B. ilson, to use its supoona lower. Wilson said Negroes arc ifraid to appear voluntarily to tesl ity. A petition signed by approxi mately 50 Mississippians, most o them Negroes, prompted the senate commillee of schedule the hearing wilnesses, including Secretary Interior Krug, will be called o to bolster t h e~ government's case against Ihe UMW.chief. Al one poinl during the morning session, an argument between op posing altorneys en the admissibil ity of cerlai n evidence hrough from Judge Goldsborough the com rnent lhal Lewis and Ihe unioi contend they- arc not in contcmp and lhat he presumed "they ar trying to show they acted in goo faith." Goldsborough said E. Roosevelt Denies He Made Charges Moscow, Dec. 2 —(/P) — Elliott Roosevelt, off on a tour of southern Russia, has' denied he charged the United States embassy or its officials with being implicated jn publication of- off-the-record remarks attributed '.to-'him. The son of 'the late United States president, visiting.rfb,ii v &o'vi'et Union with his wife, .issued the denial last night before leaving on a southern train trip to 10 days or longer. "A correspondenl who apparent- 1- sent out such a story is the very person who suggested to mo that the embassy was involved," he said. "I am calling him right now to tell him Ihis. I am also informing Ihe embassy here.' (The United Press in the U. S. distributed a story quoting .Roosevelt as saying that publication of off-the-record statements he was reported to have made here was a put up job" of the. embassy. (The slalemenl was published in ewsweek magazine, where Roose- elt was quoted as saying at a arty in Moscow that the U. S. ad broken pledges given at Yalta, otsdam and Tehran and was said ) have criticized his country's urrent foreign policy.) Roosevell termed. the affair a lempcsl in a teapot" but said he till didn't like to be misquoted. In New York, Chet Shaw, News- veek's executive editor, said the nagazine had received no reply to n offer to print a 500-word slale- Tienl from Roosevelt. Shaw said lie offer was cabled to Roosevell alurday. "Newsweek stands by the statement in its original story that the riaterial came from a reliable in- lividual who attended the party," sprea'd over the entire eastern half of th& nation today, bringing near- zeitp '-temperatures and icy winds unflei*" clear sunshine which had little .warmth. While much lower temperature readings were recorded in upper New : York and New England states, the rhercury fell to a low of 16 above" zero at several points in New York City. The wealher bureau generally expecled continued cold today and tonight, with rising lem- perfalures and diminishing winds toriporrow. Albany reported upstate New York was shivering in the coldest temperatures it has experienced this season, with a low of seven degrees at Rome. State police warned' motorists to use extreme caution on ice-coated highways in certtral New York, where at some points three inches of snow spread across the roads. ihe mercury sank to 10 degrees above zero "at Albany and Buffalo and a high of 15 to 20 degrees was predicted for today in the Buffalo ar£a. Rochester was covered with two inches of snow and, its temperature dropped to 11 during the night. .Utica reported a reading of eight degrees, and Syracuse and Ticonderoga, 11 degrees. Scores of automobiles were stalled on ice-covered hills in Ihe upper New York slale. area lasl night, stale police repdrled. Boston reporled the weather bureau- predicted blustery winds and snow squalls would conlinue throughout New England today. Snbw ranging from one to 10 inches and temperatures as low as six degrees were recorded -throughout tne area last night. An inch of snow fell'-in Boston and along the coast. U.S. Charges Russia in Arms First jet-propelled air liner to transport passengers from one country to another is the British Nene-Lancastrian, making the trip from London to Paris. The plane, pictured above flying on its two Kolls-Royce Nene jet engines, also has two inboard conventional type motors. Houlton, Me., reported a fall of 10 inches. Early morning temperatures in eluded 22 degrees at Boston, six a Pittsfield, 15 at Concord, N. H., six at Montpelier, Vt., and 9 at Pres que Isle, Me. - ? The cold-air,moving in from Can ada, brought a general temperature dnop of .as much, as, 30 degrees to the^Great- -Lakes"region,- the- Ohio Valley and Upper Mississippi Valley, Chicago reported. the punishment in that case might be "very different" from a "deliberate violation" of the courl's reslraining order. The evidence at issue, told the court, that Sonnelt was intended lo provisions of Ihe Searcy Student Dies From Electrical Shock --Searcy, Dec-- 2 —MV- Charles Hart, 18, Searcy high school senior who- received severe burns several months ago when he came in contact with a high voltage wire, died last night in a St. Louis hospital. He was the son of Police Chief and Mrs. J. C. Harl of Searcy. As part time employe of the Arkansas Power and Light Company, he was • • • al Ihe high . rigging up lights for the start of the football season when he was injured. The youth suffered severe burns on :his hands and olher parts of his body and: several fmgers were amputated. He was taken toSl . Louis recently for plastic surgery and skin grafting. Young Hart is survived by his ArmyCommand to Rule Soon on the Draft By EDWARD E. BOMAR Washington, Dec. 2 —(/P)— An rmy decision is expected this week on whether to resume the .raft in January after a two-month loliday—a step manpower advisors are reported to favor. Officials said recommendations are in the hands of Secretary Patterson and General Dwight D. Sisenhqwer, chief of staff, await- ng action. Those advisers favoring a call on' Selective Service for a quola next month are understood to contend it would spur volunteer recruiting as well as supplement it. Latest reports show volunteer recruiting took an upward turn in the third week of November, aftei a steady decline for more than a month. Recruits, including regular who re-enlisled or extended short er terms of service to three years totalled 5,006, compared with 4,444 the previous week. But for the entire month a.tola of only about 20,000 was expected representing little more than hal the- 37,000^-moi»thJly.< J fixed-;by i ...th War Department as a minimum requirement of the regular army. It was to determine the recruiting trend that the draft decision has been postponed since the October quota of 25,000 was unexpectedly cancelled, when only half filled along with the November quola of 15,000. Selective Service was informed at that time that there would be no more calls for men from the War Departmenl at least in By United Press In the wake of an unseasonably warm day. Arkansas pulled up blankets last night' as the mercury kidded to a new season's low of 6 degrees. The record was set at Gilbert and was one degree .lower than he previous low of 17 degrees at Camden several weeks ago. Minimum temperatures held in the 20's and 30's throughout the state, while highs for the day ranged mostly n the 50's and 60's. Little Rock and vicinity suffered their first killing frost of the sea- Continued fair and cold weather was predicted for today and tonight by the U. S. Weather Bureau in Little Rock.Lowest temperatures of 28 to ,32 degrees were expected in the north portion of the state tonight with "near freezing" in the southeast. Fair and warmer weather was expected tomorrow. High and low temperatures for the 24-hour period ending at Q:3t ar-m. today included Harrison 46 and 20, Batesvllle ;49 and: 26, .Mor '- By MAX HARRELSON Lake Success, N. Y., Dec. 2 —(/P)— The United States charged oday that the primary object of Soviet Russia's arms limitations jrogram seemed to be to get rid of. he atomic bomb and then place all other arms questions under ihe United Nations Security Council where they would be subject to the "atom bomb of the veto." Sen. Tom Cbnnally (D-Tex), continuing the arms reduction debate ' before the 54-nation political committee of the general .assembly, bluntly rejected the Soviet proposals as "too narrow and too circumscribed." Connally made it clear that the Jnited States was opposed to any njection of the veto into the inspection and control machinery which. would be set up to make sure that no nation violated the proposal international agreements on arms limitations. 'We do.not .want to turn it all over to ;the security council tor its unbridled action," he declared. He said the Soviet proposal, while emphasizing that the atomic bomb must be outlawed, made no comment of jet-propelled weapons poison gas or other weapons of mass destruction, and added: "We think a man dead of poison gas is just as dead as if he were struck by an atomic bomb: We think other weapons must be included—all forms of these extra- son. working on a pole school alhletic field, Shaw said. until after the year's end. The action was laid to a temporary state of army over-strength which has since been reduced by discharges. II left Selective Service with a backlog of qualified registrants between 19 and 25 consid- , rilt6n'Wana-2.6."Biin5aey.'56;a«ld36, Litle 'Rock ' 597 arid 29, '• Arkadelphia 60 -and 29, Fort Smith 52' and 30, and Monticello 61 and 30. GOP Planning to Terminate War Powers ordinary weapons of mass destruction-" Then referring to the veto question, he said: "The United States will not agree to any pljft-'ij'^.yiy.fiyx, *hen«-'t- is inspection machintCj-niifirL "'Orj M all nations which get the 't-.r.rme •secrets-shall • rigidly, observe the . regulations without a veto>" Connally.'.said Soviet Foreign Minister W M. Molotoy had accepted the : > principle of .international inspection and control. He then asked;. "How can there be inter- ' national": control if any -member 'of the security council can rise in his seat and :veto inspection?" i ".That is; not internation control," .he asserted. ^'-That as indi-, - 3 viduaV i coi}trol.,,xxxj.-5Ve ..insist .that -.*.*) the .ve'tb^must; : not i -'Tapp(ly:'tjn:-msp«'e-'fi--r^. tion,- and'- control." «w ,.: _ ' ., He';said the United S.tates insisted that measures of control must "be effective," and pounding!, the table he added "that means effective." . Connally said the United States was firmly opposed to any interruption of the-work of the Atomic Energy Commission or any interference with its work. It must go on with its work," he said. . "It must not be hamstrung." •' o By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON Washington, Dec. 2 — (/?)— He- publicans are polling President ered ample to meet renewed 1 Truman's cabinet on the question monthly calls of 25,000 the first quarter of 1947.. Officials are giving no hint whether Ihe army will ask exlen of which emergency war powers can be safely cul off and which should continue. Senator Wiley (R-Wis) said to- sion of Ihe draft beyond March 31, day he has sent the inquiries to That question is wrapped up wilh i cabinel members and the head parents, a younger brolhcY, my, and three grandparents. Jim. Ihe War Department's announced intention of pressing in the new Congress for universal military training on grounds that some form of compulsion is imperative' to meet needs of the regular army, the National Guard and organized reserve unit. Shopping Days To Christmas 23 Pick-Up Trucks to Be Sold at SPG on Tuesday Little Rock, Dec. 2 —(/P)— Do tails of government surplus prop crty sales in Arkansas have bee disclosed by the regional office o Ihe War Assels Administration. Veterans of World War Two onl are eligible to purchase 23 pick-u trucks, one jeep, one maintcnanc telephone truck, three passenge cars and tour trailers which will be sold al Ihe soulhwcst proving grounds at Hope tomorrow. Approximately $25,000 worth of medical, dental and hospital equipment may be purchased through Smith-Connally act applied in Ihe {« "tile Rock WAA office F ' spule. The Smith-Connally act w P el - 10 . db a. 16 - thiougn uec. prohibils any one from instigating strikes in a government - operated industry. Sonnett was trying to bring out ut Sonnelt was trying to bring out what changes in the mines. Wages had been made under the contract which Lewis negotiated with the government last spring after a 59- day strike. Goldsborough permitted him to proceed. Sonnett said thai in addition to Krug and Collisson, the government will call these witnesses: Alfred Oeth, of Paramount News; Joseph A. Genau, special FBI agent ;Lt. Cindr. Hamilton Acheson, coal mines administrator of the Iowa Subrea office; Lt. Cmdr. R. H. Behnke, coal mines administrator of the Fairmont, West Va., area; Briggs M. Rogers, general superintendent of the De Bardeleben Coal Corp., Sipsey, Ala.; Lt Ralph N. Ciaiola, coal mines ad ministration representative from tl sub area office in Uniontown, Pa.; Dr, Glenn Parker, chief prices and markets sub section, coal economic Continued un Page Three Automobile Wrecks Fatal to Three Over Weekend Harrison, Dec. 2 —(/P)— Two fatalities resulted from three -automobile accidents near here over the weekend. A five-year-old girl, Bertha Fortner, was injured fatally Friday when she tumbled from •» car driven by her sister when the door swung open. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everell Fortner of the Piiidall community. Darrel Dean, 18, also of Pindall died Sunday from injuries suffered in a collision near Pindall on Highway 65 Saturday night. John Mundy, 16, and M. L. Nichols, 17, also of Pindall, who were riding in Dean's car, were injured. Mrs. Robert Guendet and her :on, Robert L., six, of Monett, Mo., Jimmy Is Symbolic of the Modern U. S. Carpetbagger Preying on Europeans By HAL BOYLE New York, Dec. 2 —(/P)—Jimmy isn't on any list of American export products. But he is going abroad. Some 11, World War Two veterans; Dec. 1213, RFC; Dec. 14-16, stale and ocal governments; Dec. 17-18, ion-profit institutions; Dec. 19-30, other purchasers. Available for purchase at fixed prices is varied new and used hardware equipment at C a m p Chaffee, Camp Jesse Turner, Pine Bluff Arsenal, Arkansas Ordnance plant, Stuttgart Army Airfield and Southwest Proving Grounds, the WAA said. Camden Man to Head Arkansas Press Division Lillle Rock, Dec. 2 — (A>>— Pau T. Morgan, general manager of the Camden News, is Ihe new chairman of the Advertising Managers' division of the Arkansas Press Association. He was elected at a meeting of the division here Sunday. John Guion, Paris, had serving; an tornnoniry cluiir- verc injured in a nishap. Their car third highway collided with one driven by T. J. Smith of Belle- !onle on Hgihway 65 Salurday light. Smith was arrested by state police on a -charge of failing . to yield the right of way. Attacked Woman Reported to Be 'Holding Own' Tcrarkana, Dec. 2 —Oft— Police were still without clues today in their attempt to solve the pickax bludgeoning of Mrs. Blasingame, 18, of Vera Pine Mae Bluff, Ark., who was found lying beside a road near Texarkana last Friday. Both the Arkansas state police and the Miller county, Ark., sheriff's office reported last night that they had no suspects. Meanwhile, Ihere appeared to be more hope that Mrs. Blasingame, whose head was brutally beaten, would live. Although hospital al- lendanls reporled her condition grave, she regained consciousness long enough last night lo recognize her mother, Mrs. C. E. Lay of Pine Bluff, who has ivuiintnitii'd n constant vigil al the victim's bedside. lucky country that wants American automobiles and books and vacuum cleaners is going to get Jimmy instead. Young, carefree, grinny Jimmy. And when he gets through teaching them his version of "the American way," the foreigners saddled with him are g9ing to wonder if he's any bargain over the Ger mans. Jimmy is going over on a "do good" mission for a Philanthopic organization which I am not al liberty to identify. That's what the organization thinks. But Jimmy is really going -over to carry out a orivale Philanthropic program ol his own—the personal enrichment of Jimmy at tne least possible expenditure of energy he can put out Since Jimmy is symboltic of one kind of modern American Cartel bagger now going, overseas to iat ten on foreign distress, it might be of interest to listeji \o Jiinv.describe his plans in his'bwn'ffank winning way. .?',•'• ' "I was gelling nowhere fast 01 the job I had," he said at a party tne other day, "and besides was too much work to it. "I thought 'there must be some thing better than this for Jimmy. t looked around and heard abou Ihis deal and brother—this is A'hat the doctor ordered." And Jimmy told it with happ jpstu'-es of his pale hands, guitlcs of callouses. "I'll make about a hundred buck per —yes, of course, per week What'd you think ? per month That's a laugh. Little Jimmy eve living on a hundred a month. "But the hundred bucks—that lust the beginning. I'm going I have a nice easy trip over, I've a ready fixed it up with a frien for a fioncl setup in one o[ the ho hotels i,n lawn. I Unoxv my wf round in that country. There's a lot of work to be one, all right, but thal's all laken are of. I'll have a staff of two or iree people, and, believe me, ley're going to do all the work. bu know Jimmy." Yes, everybody knew Jimmy. .verybody laughed. Jimmy went n to tell the rest of his pretty picre: "There'll be no sitting around a ot stuffy office all day. I'll have nice car at my disposal, and immy is going to make all the nspection trips. I know a lot of lings over there I want to in- pecl. Sure, lols of things. "And for the long trips there'll ie an airplane, and nobody collect- ng ticket money i'rom Jimmy.; "But wait. The best part of the deal is I figure it ain't going to ost me a penny. I've made ar- angemcnts with a dozen different rontacts to ship me cigarets over. know cigaret prices have dropped 1 here, but 1 can still peddle tnem or enough to take care of me and ilenty of entertaining on the side. Uid I'm not drinking stuff made in jathtubs. "So when the whole thing blows up—you know a deal this good won't last forever— I'll be silling pretty with all my salary in the sock. Then when Jimmy comes oack home he won't have to ride the subway looking for somelhing good again. And Little Jimmy stood there grinning and grinning his frank boyish grin, like a weasel with a plump chicken hanging from his Later, a man who had met Jimmy at the party, told me: "I've been thinking ever since about that little guy, and wondering why I myself or someone else didn't just step on him." Well, in good time Jimmy will step on himself, with his own big mouth. But meanwhile he's going n "made in uic the Veterans Administration to prepare the way for quick action b; ihe new Congress to terminate aii possible war powers and controls. "Some people, without thinking, are telling us to decontrol, get rid of everything," he told reporters. "But we want to be sure We cut off suckers and not the tap roots of these trees. We want to be certain what we are pruning." Anticipating his election as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wiley sent identical letters to the cabinet members and Veterans Administrator Omar Bradley asking a statement on: 1. "Which wartime and emergency powers of the president currently apply to his cabinet department, 2. "Which powers in his opinion can be terminated and why, and when, . 3. "Which in his opinion cannot be terminated and for how long does he believe it is advisable that they be kept in force." Wiley said a preliminary survey indicated there are some 500 different statues dealing with war powers and controls. Their expiration dates varv but many of the most important conlinue until six months after the official end of the war. . Republicans are anxious to end them and "bring back the free enterprise system," he said, but want to be certain that "conditions and circumstances' 'will permit. The senator said congressional action musl be based upon esli- males of ."what will be foreign conditions and what will be domestic conditions." U. S. S. Z. label. On-Job Training to Be Inspected Officials Say Little Rock, Dec. 2 — (/P)— Plans tor investigating by. next June 30 all Arkansas business offering on- Ihe-job training for war veterans have been announced by the Little Rock office of the Velerans Administration. The investigations are to be made by the State Departmenl of Education in co-operation with the VA. Principal factors to be determined, the VA said, are whether: (1) Employers are offering real training or merely obtaining cheap labor; (2 Trainees are receiving wages equal to those normally paid apprentices in the same trade or business; C3) There is a future in the work for the veteran; Regulations governing lonr.lh ' New Trial Is Ordered for Mountaineer Little Rock, Dec. 2 — (fP)— The Arkansas Supreme • court ordered a new trial today for Rubert Byler, Izard county mountaineer under death sentence for-the slaying of Sheriff J. L, Harber last Dec. .4, because the presiding judge in the trial was related to the sheriff by marriage. ' "Notwithstanding the fact that the trial judge acted in the utmost good faith, we are unwilling to establish the precedent of permitting a disqualified judge from presiding, who makes no disclosure of his disqualification,' 'the majority opinion by Associate Justice Frank G. Smith declared. "Of course x x x the disqualification may be waived, but it is not waived by one who proceeds to trial in ignorance of the fact. "It may be unfortunate that the case will have to be retried, but we think it better that a single case should be retried rather than to approve an improper precedent for the trial of future cases," The decision was 4-3. A dissent was handed down by Associate Justice R. W. .Robins in which Justices E. L. McHaney and Minor Millwee ioined. They declared that in the merits, of the case. Byler "on the witness stand established his guilt" and the "trial judge scrupulously safeguarded every right of the accused and saw to it that he was given a fair and impartial trial." The prevailing opinion related that Byler's counsel discovered after the trial that Circuit Judge John L. Pledsoe, who heard the case, ' syas related by marriage to Shefjff Harber — a second cousin to Mrs. Bledsoe. Harber was shot to death when he sought to arrest Byler at the home of the latler's parents on a bad check charge. Byler and his wife, Esther Lee, fled to the mountains and were the objects of an intense six-weeks manhunt .last winter before surrendering, in In- of training arc . followed. dependence county. Centenarian Pies at Home in Chicot County Lake Village, Nov. 30—(/P)—Mrs. Fannie Minyard .died at her home here Tuesday at the age of 100 years and 14 days. She was the oldest resident of Chicol county and had lived in Arkansas since she was 12. She came lo the state then with her parents from Mississippi. Survivors include 54 grand 'children, 32 great grandchildren, 12, great-£re,at grandchildren, and ivvo

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