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*** ' HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Monday, December 2, 1946 XXII • ,ual good night. And with ,1'. breezy, "Well, I'll he seeing And with a final you a- VAfthur Condon himself brought, - • _ , ,, . T -. ... he** the news, just before qniltmg i round the lab, Elise,, he took his time. i departure. -'They're coming horns .;•• tonight, Elise nacl be< ; n t ,°° keyed "P a11 Elisp-' hi said hisi face beannrrevening to think clearly; but once Ejise,. he.satf, his.lace Dcanun & . | ghe w .s, alone ^ hfir r(x>m gh bc gan to see almost immediately how things were. It was obvious that for some reason or other Hiis- sfel hadn't received her letter. " She thought back carefully. She was sure she had addressed the letter properly to the Colonial Hotel where Janice had said the boys were staying. And she began to understand what must have nappen- ed. They had left the hotel before tier letter arrived. It was the only logical explanation. Strange, though, that it hadn't been forwarded to Russel in Colorado Springs. He had been there two weeks waiting for Red to mend so they could return home. If her supposition was correct, her letter was still floating around somewhere in the mail -and it might reach Rus- "I-just had a wire. What about h» Vine dinner at the house with me, &>'yoti'11 be there, too, when they ftrrtve?" ' .-:•*( ..-'•' , Elise caught desperatelyrat , : tha first flimsy excuse that came to her mind. Td have to ."gait-home first — and dress. I'm always dirty when 1 leave the lab.";;: ;> ;<•• He smiled indulgently^; 'ilr --you Want to go home first, all ri'j-it. I'll drive you over and wait \vhiieiyou change." -V ...:*.•('That wasn't what Elise wanted— she wanted to put off indefinitely the. moment of facing Russel.' But she saw from ' the • older man's face that he was : . counting on her help to make it aw-occasion —this- homecoming. ,' "All right," she said meekly, •'preoccupied with her crowding thoughts, Elise was hardley aware ol what she put on—a white jersey dress, the first thing her hands fell in the clothes closet, old but the off shade of its white gave her skin a misty luminous look, and the soft'material clung tenderly to her ybung body. 1 tShe snapped the broad gold belt into place, put-on lipstick, picked up a bag, gloves and coat and ran down to the car where Mr. Condon waited. .* She had very little to say, but Arthur Condon did not notice her silence. He, himself, was filled with talkative eagerness. "Cocktails were served in the library before'dinner and they were just finishing them when the door bell'rang and the butler went through the hall to answer it. Almost immediately they heard Jan- Ice's high sweet voice and following a'-rush of footsteps she came bouncing into,the room. Russet smiling close behind 'her. Washington By JANE EADS Washington' — Modest, merry- eyed Robert Brennan. the Irish minister to the United States, was unable to describe the matching medals which he and his wife proudly pin on for fancy affairs. The medals had been awarded to them both for the same services —their part in the Rebellion of Around! and Around and Around sel at any moment. By quitting time the next day she had the jitters. She decided to walk home instead of riding the bus as she usually did. Maybe, she thought she could walk the black mood away. She was nearly home when she became aware of a man some distance ahead of her. A man walking with a cane and limping walked. as- he 1916 and the War of Independence i | 1916-1922. "I guess Mrs. Brennan has them secreted' for safekeeping somewhere and I can't for the life of me remember exactly how they! look," the minister said a bit sheepishly. Mrs. Brennan, the minister explained, is now visiting in Ireland after accompanying their son, Robert Patrick, lii, to their native land to enter Trinity College Petite, somewhat retiring Mrs. Brennan was a little surprised when she first learned she had 'oeen awarded the medals, although she is considered as much of a heroinen inn her counntry as is her husband a hero. It was she who hoisted the flag of the Irish Republi after the jiege of Ennisorthy during Easter week of 1916. She nursed the wounded and fed the hungry. Later she assisted i n transferring of arms, and housing the publicity department of the Irish Republican government. Brennan has been a journalist off and on since 1900 until he became minister of Ireland to this country in 1938. He was director of publicity for the Sinn Feiners from 1918 to 1821. He was again engaged in newspaper work from 1922 to 1931 and Her heart jumped into her throat I was general manager of the Irish when, she recognized hirn. Throw- congrcss lrom 1931 101934. ing dignity to the wind she ran to -- .Elise stood up stiffly, the cocktail glass in her hand and her eyes in spite of herself went over Russel's head expectantly to the doorway behind him. In that moment nothing mattered excspt to see that Red was all right. To see it with her own eyes. But no red - headed compact figure followed Russel. Over the frightened pounding of her heart she gradually became a• Ware of what Janice was saying in Hnswer to 'a question from her father: 'We took Red to his rooming house. His leg hurt a little after the long trip and he didn't feel up to'meeting anyono tonight. But he's Sll right —really. Just limps a little." V,' "Limps a little..." So casually Janice said it. KfElise's hand tightened convulsively-around the cocktail glass in her hand. Red limping...Red who had always walked with such a fres and easy swing. A swagger she had called it to herself when she wa's wanting to be mean and critical. Biting tears stung her eyes. ,* The next moment she was aware that Russel was coming toward her. He was smiling. .''Now, thought Elise desperately overtake him. "Red." she called, breathlessly. "Red McFan.' He heard her and stopped and turned a surprised flushed face to her. "Hello, Elise, —I never expected to see you around here." His voice and words were too obviously casual, but in her excitement she failed to notice that. As a matter of fact he lied, for he had deliberately chosen to walk in the direction of her rooming house, hoping perversely to catch at least a glimpse of her. It was the same sort of perversity that causes a starving man to torture himself by thinking of food and drink. But now face to face with her he vas only conscious of the need of maintaining their old relationship —at least in appearence. He ans- vsred her questions about his inured leg evasively and shortly. "You're walking as if you're tired—" she said as they came to her place. "Wouldn't you like to stop in and rest a little while? I mean if your leg is hurting." He flushed brick red with embar- assmpnt because she had noticed his limping. But he .accepted. They sat jr. the stiffly furnished rather dark living room, just off :he lower hall and talked inconsequently of things at the laboratory and what had been happening since he went away. They were both so ill - at - ease molding so much back that the conversation between them was jerky, filled will uncomfortable gaps of si-and braced herself. This was the moment she had been dreading. The moment she must let him kiss her. and return the kiss the way he gave it. The way a promised bride ... should kiss her future husband. I,., She must never let him suspect for "even a moment that her heart was riot in it.' , HsBut Russel only took her har.; 1 arid smiled at her and said witn frank pleasure, "I hadn't expected this, ,Nice of you to form part o£ the welcoming party, Elisp." «-Elise stared at him blankly for s. moment. And then she remembered Kis~d2ep innate reserve. No, 1& •Would wait until they were alonq f Strange inough that his eyes smi ling into hers carried no hint o: fibeiWsecret understanding or tha Oie^hand holding hers gave no ex ira- pressure. He likes to "think out" detective stories: has published more than 100 of them in the pulp magazines of Ireland and the United States between 1912 Sometimes he writes and 192' under the name of Selskar Kearney. The minister says he would like to write a few plays, now, but he seems to be always too busy, around about 1929 he had Uyo plays produced in Dublin, one in the famous Abbey theater. His last play was called the "Bystander" and was based on a prison theme. It went very well, he says. He seems, to' feel that he got his most fun out of the second produc- vr, Chandk'r leave;; you dizzy while whirling above surface in ;-iaclicing routine lor ice show to start in Los Ancclcs. tion a farce called "Goodnight, Mr. O'Donnell," written especially for the famous Dublin comedian. Jimmy O'Dea. The Brennans have three daughters, named after the ancient Irish queens. There's Emcr, the eldest who is married to Svend Yort, who was born in Denmark and now is associated with the Washington telephone company. There's Maeve, associate editor of Harper's Junior Bazaar in New York and there's Deirdre, the youngest, married to Gilbert Jerrold, in Washington with ' the French Purchasing Commission. gaps , Re Broadway lence. During one of these, Red motioned to the piano between the windows and asked her politely if she played. "I used to play quite well," Elise admitted, "but I'm terribly out of practice." "Would you play something for me?" he asked unexpectedly. Elise was surprised. She hadn't thought that music would be among the things he appreciated. Perhaps he was only .asking her to play to avoid the necessity of having to talk to her. Stiffly she walked over to the piano and sat down. For a moment her fingers lingered uncertainly over the keys. She played a couple of simple short selections. And then she challenged fate and let her emotions take over. Deliberately she began to play the hanntinfT vparninr/ "Clair Do TJjere was yet another surprise in" store. At the table, later, Russel /gjjruptly switched the conversation. "I've been doing a lot of thinking, Dad. You know that new enamel we're making. I've got some new Ideas about it— I think I can improve the formula. I want to talic * to' you about it." '" Arthur' Condon could hardly believe his ears. This was what he had been hoping for so long. To . have Russel show real interest in the factory and the work there. " "Certainly, Certainly," he said -Heartily. 'We'll talk about it in the morning.' "Jf-Elise looked and listened, her "puzzled wonder growing. . '.Russel, of course, was the one .who drove her home. And yet even -after they were alone, he said no• thing for awhile. And it was a strange silence. Almost as if he haunting, yearnin_ Lune" of Debussy. By JACK O'BRIAN New York — Manager Robert Christenberry of the Hotel Astor on Times Square admits he jumped the gun just a little too soon. Christenberry looked over several polls which suggested the change in musical taste from the swing to the sweet, with a good deal of rising popularity among the masses for concert music. Therefore Bob announced that the Columbia Room of the handsome Times Square rooming house *" would abandon dance music and hot iazz emphasis in that portion of the premises and concentrate on strictly longhair stuff. A concert orchestra was booked, rehearsed to a Carnegie Hall proficiency, and started an engagement in the Columbia Room. It went over like a submarine, proving probably that Times Square is not quite ready yet for Bach, Beet- 'This hapless Texas A&M rooter invaded the campus of Rice Institute in "Houston, Tex., was captured, "scalped," "branded" and forced to scrub statue of William March Rice, which he and four Aggie companions had smeared with "war paint" on eve of gridiron battle between the two institutions. Fishermen hoven and Mo/art, that. had his mind on something the girl at his side. else * "Are you all right, Russel.? T •rp,ean — sometimes injuries show up later after an accident." She putHhe question more to cover up her real nervousness than • because of any raal anxiety about him. He certainly looked all right. •The lines of strain were gone from his face and he had a healthy tan from mountain sun and -wind. :i >• 'Sure, I'm all right," he said instantly. "All that happened to me was just a bad shaking up." He paused a moment and then abruptly: 'There's one thing I want you to know—that accident certainly knocked a lot of- foolishness out of me...." '.-.. She stared at him, not .knowing 'hxjvy to take his words. Was he trying to tell her that he had .changed his mind — his feeling about, her? That her letter saying she.; would marry him had come toa'/.late?. His next words surprised her even more. (To Be Continued)- xxin :"•'.<.t... Hussel was saying earnestly, "I hadn't realized before ....until I got to thinking down there how much Dad had counted on me to carry on with the factory and bis plans. Suddenly I saw how selfish I had been. Thinking of nothing but my own personal desires ever I came home. I'm going lo it up to him, Elise." was incredible to Elise that tips was all he had to say to her xipw that they were alone. She tried to, adjust hsrself — to accept the strange situation. Bather faintly she managed to say," "I J m sure you will, Russel.' It just didn't make sense. Not one word —- not the first reference had he made to the letter sho had written him. She sat perplexed and si- Ijnt until they reached her house. He wpnt to the door with hc-r find bad bsr £ood night, A fiisnclly, caa- She put her heart into it and she dared not look at him. If she had she would have surprised an in tent look on his face. "I'll have to remember this all my life," he was thinking desperately. Remember it all his life, for it was all he would ever have of Elise Varney, this poignant memory of sad heart - breaking music and the tall lovely profile ol the girl he loved silhouetted against the somber drapes of the dim room. "Thank you — thank you very much," he said when she had finished. And then abruptly, "I'd better be going now." "When are you coming back to the lab?" she asked impulsively. "Some day next week —I expect. As soon as I get the kinks worked out of this leg." He didn't tell her that he was iust coming around to pick up his belongings and get out for good. She stood watching him as he went down the walk and along the sidewalk and out of sight. It wasn't until she turned aro-md to go upstairs that she saw the'letter lying on the hall table. The letter addres scd in her own handvmting. (To Be Continued) win. Cole Porter andlrving Berlin are the big fellows still, wnuievci the polls show. Therefore, the concert combo was quietly sneaked out over a weekend and the bright tempos of Sande Williams and his dance orchestra were returned to their proper place. Again everything is noiscr and happier on Times Square. Barney Ruditsky, a Broadway detective only slightly less well- known in the bright bulb belt than the famed Johnny Brodcrick, retired from the Now York constab- where his native energy precluded ulary and settled in Hollywood, where his native energy precluded his silling still too long. So Barney opened a liquor store, and all his friends in the film colony, nurnbcr- and his ing hundreds of the biggest littlest stars, turned out for premiere. In drafting men for the armed services in World War II, one out of soven men was rejected for failure to meet minimum mental standards. When Georgie Raft, one of Barney's intimates, started shooting his film "Nocturne," he decided he would shoot one long chase sequence in front of Barney's store, thereby giving Barney the benefit, of some coast-to-coast advertising. After the sequence was shot. Barney drove up, surveyed the scene, and to Raft's question as to how he liked it, answered: "Sure, and it was swell for my rival. You put all the cameras and lighls in front of my place—and then aimed them right toward my competitor across the street." These two sportsmen ilow their plane over Core Banks, N.C n spotted school of channel bass feeding, set plane down on beach, cast into school and took two nice- ones -home for dinner. Fish were caught at Drum inlet, five miles north ul Atlantic, N.C. ' Five of a Kind Drawing Cards A lot rarer than four-of-a-kind in poker are quintuplet calves like those pictured above. The four bulls and a heifer were born a year ago in Fairbury, Neb., to a red shorthorn ma and Hereford father. They are pictured as, accompanied by three railroad' freight agents on account of their value, they arrived in a specially equipped private baggage car at Grand National Livestock Exposition, San Francisco, " ' British-Backed Greek Rule Having Plenty Trouble From Communists on All Sides The British-backed Greek government's fight to maintain the monarchy in the fncc of heavy Communist onslaughts from vari- o'us dlrccllons has 'reached : a pitch Vhich threatens to' raise barbed nlernationnl questions .,— spccifi-. c'allv. for ,the Big Three and in gen- ornUte-r..<th>: Whole!^United Nations. ! Sources.' close to Premier Tsnl- iarig? snid'Sahi'rclay that he hoped to present -personally to the u.- N. Security Council complaints-about Ihe alleged violation of the Greek rentier along the Albanlnn-Yugo- slav-Bulgarian borders. These in- . ormants snid Tsaldaris had de- is ayed making the complaints be- ily cause he disliked lo raise any now ssues between Russia and the Western Allies. Al the same time Greek War Minisler Dragoumis declared in aalonika that "Greece has decided lo fight for her independence and democracy — at any cost. We can- iot accept a totalitarian system, which is contrary to our character and tradition." Yesterday, however, Premier Tsaldaris, iifler conferring with the king of the Hellenes, said he didn'l "knosv when, where and if" a Greek complaint of border violations would be lodged with the U. N. He added that this hinged on "developments in the course of evolution." One wonders whether thjs means the premier has been-advised by England to go slow with complaints, because Europe already is running a fever. But that's merely speculalion on my part — based on the undoubted fact that the Bui kans are seething and that an out break of war there could prccipi late another global conflict. You don't heed a telescope lo scO what is going on there. Greece is the last of the countries on the Balkan peninsula not communized and under the control of Moscow. Greece's entire northern frontier lies up against Red territory —Albania, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria. Romania came ever more solidly inlo the Soviet ranks last week through her general election, which was announced as having registered a Red majority. Minister of War Dragoumis after visiting northern Greece charged that the disorders in Macedonia and western Thrace was "Inspired and directed" by agents trained in Yugoslavia and moved into Greece by three routes: Through Albania,' directly from Yugoslavia, and into Thrace through the mountainous arcn near our eastern frontier" — that is, from Bulgaria. There you have the makings of a first-class Balkan war. As a matter of fact, if General Dragoumis has his information straight, the war already is under way to all intents. In;any event, there is .rebellious violence irt many parts of | Greece, quite apart from anything which might come down on. her from the Red north. There can be no possible doubt that the Balkan Communists intend to bring Greece into their fold If it is humanly possible. Greece is a highly strategic base militarily — among other things representing Britain's only toe-hold in jn Balkan peninsula. The big question of course is this: What attitude would Russia find England adopt if Greece * should becomq embroiled in war vith fter Sovictized neighbors on he north? It is conceivable that ooth great powers might announce i nands-off policy, knowing full well that if cither of them made a lostile move the third world war ivould be under way. In that case unhappy little Greece would be swallowed up. Would Britain stand for thai? it's safe to say the answer to this rjucstion is being sought by the chancelleries of many nations. One : .; thing seems very sure — that the V Sovietized neighbors of Greece will gamble daringly in an effort to communize her. TO EASE MISERY OF CHILD'S COLD RUB ON WICKS ' VVAPORUB Fur Makes a Bow Herminc, second'-wife of'.Kaiser Wilhelm II, has: been discovered 1 living with a Ukrainian refugee j family' in Frankfurt-on-Oder, j Germany, according.to thd'Brit- i ish-cbntrolled German press service. She is under Russian Euvyeilliince, This is a rcccn| j picture. 3oy, will Frankie Sinatra ba •ealous! Michael Roberts, De- roit designer, has contrived •ome ducky bow ties made of 'ur. He's pictured inserting clips •n a lively Russian ermine and liack Alaska seal item that you •an pick up tor $100, including ix. The tie he wears is a con- ervalive number in Manchurian ermine..- In the future, screen dancing stai i Vera-Ellen will probably keep her valuable feet close to the stove, as pictured above. Righl now she's suffering from an ailment rare in southern Californii —frost-bitten feet. She and hes mother drove up into the mountains to see the snow anc^ jtheii car stalled. Vera-Ellen walked nearly a mile in. flimsy, low (.-Vinoc hpfnrp. ftnriins hfillj- YOU NEED MORE THAN FIVE FINGERS to relievo dry-acalp itching. You need tho real help of Morolino HuirTonio. It aids natural oils; helps to remove dandruff flakes. MOROLINE HAIR TONIC James Evans Presents the Arkansas Hillbilly Opera Featuring The Arkansas Mountaineers f Radio and Stage Artists of KARK With Little Joyce and Ezzie Nicklebock Double Added Attraction: Professor Zellar The Great Matiiclan with a <jf Million Tricks — Plus — George's One-Man Four-Piece Band A Two-Hour Stage Show for the Whole Family City Auditorium v Hope, Ark. Wed. Night Dec. 4th-8 O'Clock Doors Open at 7 O'Clock Admission 25c-75c, Inc. Tax Don't Miss It! - SPONSORED BY HOPE VFW Post No. 4511 Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Wnahburn All These Things Are Tied Together An item in the news: One of the major automobile companies reports that it lost $80 on every ear it manutacturect and sold during i the first nine months ol this year. | Item 2: Another automobile company, non - commilal about its prolit - and- loss statement, advances its prices by about the amount the first company said it was losing on each car. Item 3: Public, confronted by $1,300 and $1,400 "official" prices on popular cars, and a $2,001) "going" price, has about concluded that tnc automobile has vanished as far as ordinary folks arc concerned. In the lingo of the street: "We don't make that kind of money." Item 4: The coal miners walked out on their contract with the government, striking both for higher wages and the right to break contracts. Isn't Hope Star FORECAST Arkansas — Fair and warmer this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday; lowest temperature nedr 32 in east portion tonight. 48TH YEAR: VOL. 48—NO. 43 Star of Hom. 1899: Presi. 1927. Consolidated January IB. HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1946 (AP)—Means Associated Prcx 'NEA1—Means Newspaper Ent«rnrlM An'n PRICE 5c COPY Negro Testifies at Hearing By JOHN L. CUTTER This Has the Stamp of Enterprise Jackson, Miss., Doc. 3 —(UP)8 Richard E. Daniel, Gulfport, Miss., Negro war veteran, toaay showed a Senate Invesitgating committee biood-spattercd clothes as evidence of a beating he said he got for trying to vote in the Mississippi primary last July. Daniel testified that the beatings was administered by a city policeman named Williams in the county jail after he left the polling place where his ballot had been re- ejcted. it obvious that all these c together? Repeated wage demands in the automobile world | J worked prices up to where the average prewar car - owner couldn't afford to buy a new one even if it were available. And, de- spile these high selling prices, the manufacturers lost mono" because the unions' insislancc on the right to break contracts led to repealed interruptions in production. Where do we go from here? This is Ihc .same country it al- He said lie was knocked unconscious and held in jail unlil his retained a lawyer who ob- his release somc time later. Daniel told his -story to a five- man Senate campaign investigating committee hearing charges that campaign speeches by Sen. . ways was. Only the people have changed. But the chances people have awakened to wrong. What they've learned is that are the what's '• mone'y won't buy anything unless accompanied by production that you can sell at a profit. •K * * BY JAMES THRASHER Report on the Dark Ages Ever since the country elected a Republican Congress prophecies of a return of- the so - called Dark Ages of the Harding- Coolidgc- Hoo; ver era have been heard tnrough- out the land. As a consequence, a good many people seem to bo m waiting fearfully for a wave of 1 black reaction to engulf them. So, in the hope of bringing a crumb of comfort to those timorous minds, we should like to borrow a lew statistics on those Dark Ages which recently were unearthed by the "Topics of the Times" columnist in the New York Times. Let's start with wages. Taking 100 as the base figure for real wages in manufacturing industries in 1914, it develops that wages in 1020 stood at 120 points. Two years later the figure was 125, and in two I •A years more it went Lo liiO. At the w '••«. end pf the Coolidge era it,had ris : en ttf 130. .-......The first old - age pension Jaw came in 1023, under Harding. Seventeen states had such laws when President Roosevelt took office. The number of child workers was decreased by 2,000,000 between 1910 and 1930, with most of the reduction coming in the 1920s. The number of high school and college students more than doubled between 1020 and 1930. Teachers' average annual pay rose from $870 to $1420 m during the same period. ' ^ Those aren't the only figures that the enterprising columnist presented, but perhaps they will serve the purpose of recalling that the Twenties were not the decade of social backwardness they are sometimes charged with being. There was a good deal of well being and good feeling in the Twenties. At the end the properity Theodore G. Bilbo, D., Miss., incited violence and intimidation to keep negroes from voting in the July 2 Democratic primary. The committee decided that it would request the appearance of all principals named by the witness in connection with the affair. The Senate committee tried to speed up <J;ic hearings as they went into the second day by cutting down on repetitious testimony. There continued to be some repetitious testimony. There continued to be some repetition, however. Two railroad porters from McComb, Miss., 'told similar stories of delaying tactics by the Pike county clerk when they tried to register as war veterans exempt from the poll tax. Joseph Parham, elderly McComb hotel fireman, testified that two white men encountered him on the way to the polling place on primary day, that one of them bumped him and then "pushed" him with a fist Although only 18, and a Texas high school pupil, William Lathrop </ is doing pretty well financially. Skipping school for 30 days tov; sponsor the first Hollywood, Calif., stamp auction, he sold $66,000 £j worth of rare postage stamps, like ones he displays, above. .He* !;^ expects to net $25,000 this year from his stamp business. ^f. Byrnes Seeking Austria, German Peace Plans Contributors to County War Memorial Fund The following is a list of contributors to the Hempstead County War Memorial Fund. Contributions, however small, are welcome. They may be mailed to Ed Morris, V.F.W. Post Commander, or Tom Purvis, American Legion Post _ ,, Commander; or they may be left. classroom organization as well as Teachers of County to Meet Dec. 5 The Hempstead County Classroom Teachers Organization meets at Paisley School Thursday, December 5, at 5:30 for a business session. Immediately after the business session all teachers including the to his throat, Parham said a policeman took him to court where he was questioned and released when the alleged assailant wouldn't file charges. He said he gave up trying to vote after being counseled by another white man that "you are too old to get,; into trouble." Parham said he voted in the Democratic irimarv back about 189 Sbut hadn't n ,-l,, • Committee Chairman . Allen J. in the office of the Hope Star. The memorial will be of solid granite with the names of the county's war dead inscribed on the central tablet of memory which is nine feet high, The overall height of the-structure is 19. feet; overall length is 17 feet 8 Inches. It will be placed on the northeast side of the courthouse lawn. The final cost of the everlasting tribute will be Ellender, D,, La., outlined a speedup schedule aimed at winding up Thursday with Bilbo denying that he incited violence or intimidation to keep Negroes from voting in the .July 2 primary. Ellender said the committee would hear more complaints from southern Mississippi today. He contemplated subpoena of a score of county clerks for tomorrow to answer Negro complaints of inability to register. He said Bilbo probably would be the cleanup witness on Thursday. Committee members agreed they didn't want to sit through any more sessions like yesterday's opening eight - hour grind which produced a monotonous sameness from most of the 37 witnesses. "We don't want any more repetitious testimony than is necessary approximately $4,200.00. Robt;"M. Wilson Crescent Drug Store 10.00 Hobbs''^Grocery •. - . ,- : • .10.00 J. 'S.^Willia'ms 1.00 Ed Van Sickle 1.00 McRae Hardware Co. 5.00 Chas. A. Haynes Co. 20.00 Hitt's Shoe Store 10.00 Moore Bros. 10.00 Busy Bee Grocery and Mkt. 5.00 Mr. St. Mrs. R. L. Gosncll 10.00 Capitol Barber Shop 5.00 Bowden's Dry Goods Co. 10.00 VIr. & Mrs. S. E. McPherson 5.00 VIr. & Mrs. T. S. McDavitt 5.00 VIr. & Mrs. Mitchell Williams 5.00 teachers taking the extension courses will meet in the Paisley Cafeteria for the evening meal. At 7:00 o'clock classes will meet with Dr. R. K. Bent and Mrs. Fleta Russel. All teachers of the county are invited to attend the evening program even though they may not be a member of the Classroom Teach ers Organization or taking the ex tension course. There will be B photographer on hand to take shots New York, Dec. 3 (ff 1 ).— Sccre- ary of State Byrnes, jointly an louncing with Foreign Minister Be •in a British-American economic merger in Germany, declared- today he would ask the Big Four oreign ministers to discuss peace plans for Austria as well as Germany before ending their New York sessions. Byrnes and Bevin said in a slate- ment the zone economic merger would become effective Jan. 1, tha t should make 40,000,000 Germans self-sufficient in three years and that-thev,hoped it would lead to dis cussions with RUssia and Frrnce for. the economic unification ol! all Germany. Byrnes discussed the radical new agreement.which diplomats consider the most important development in Allied policy on Germany since the occupation started, at a news conference. It was his first meet- ng with reporters since the foreign ministers council opened here a month ago. He made these major dislosures: 1. The foreign ministers council, n his opinion, may wind up this Aieek the peace treaties for Italy, lomania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Finland and proceed at once to discussion of the German ques- ion. 2. On Germany, Byrnes intends :o insist, as he had previously said le would, on a discussion of Germany's western frontiers — chiefly whether France should get the Saar and have the Ruhr internationalized. (Diplomatic Temperature Drops to 26 Degrees, New Season Record The temperature in this section dropped to a low of 26 degrees ast night according to Experiment Station figures, setting a new record for the season. This was accompanied by a heavy frost. High temperature for the day was 62. degrees while the previous 24- lour-perloH'was 61 degrees and a .ow of 30 'degrees. o John L. Lewis Found Guilty of Contempt .. „.. nn of the different scenes of the eve $ -Ja.uu( n j ng t 0 be used in connection with """" an article that is to appear, in the February issue of. the Arkansas'Bd ucation Journal. ' wil th Few Tickets Left for Grid Banquet Coach John Barnhill of the University of Arkansas and Cnism Reed, Paris, Arkansas, presideni of the Arkansas Booster Club, will be principal speakers at the Quarterback Club banquet here Thursday night at the school at 7 o'clock Other guests of the organization will be the entire Bobcat footbal squad and members of the high school band. Leo Ray, president of the club announced today that a few'more tickets had been made availabl and will be sold to anyone. Mr ^ay can be contacted at the court louse. Coach Barnhill and Mr. Ree will arrive in Hope around noo Thursday and will be guests of th Hempstead Hunting Club at Grass Lake. At the Turkey Dinner Mr. Barn hill will show a film of the Arkai sas-SMU game which the Porkers won 13-0. authorities s a i c AM'; By The Associated Press ®- Washingto'n, Dec. 3 VP).— John . Lewis and his United Mine work- rs were held "guilty of contempt f court" today for disregarding an rder designed to avert the in- ustry-shattering 'soft coal strike. Federal Judge T. Alan Golds- lorough, who handed down the his- oric verdict after 'five days of ourt proceedings, deferred sen- ence until tomorrow. The penalties in fines or jail sentences are within vile discretion of the court: The la.w maxima or minima cases. in. sets no contempt —• "— -.-- — — - , —i \~ Te i LinuLta two in i luiiy iiiciii ja ini^to^m j got out of hand and the good feel- lo cstabllsn the pattern,' 'Ellender ing wore thin. But it can t be said iri ..That, pan IIP rinnp with a few ing wore that there was no progress, no social consciousness, no political decency. It scarcely seems necessary to said. "That can be done with a few samplings. We ought to wind up swiftly if we can stick to that CLEANED OUT Salt Lake City, Nov. 30 — a lather buying surplus soap at Veterans worked themselves into Hie War Assets Administration sale hero. The largest lot went to Willard Gorman of Beverly Hills, Calif., who paid $070 for 10,000 bars of toilet soap—about 5.7 cents a cake. Others of the 600 veterans at the fiist day of the sale cleaned up 01,000 bars during the morning hours alone. Wine slainns should be sprinkled with salt. Afterwards pour boiling wnt!?r tlnuiigh tho stained portion and wath us usual. Visit Us First For We Buy and Sell HIGH QUALITY NEW and USED ALL MAKES and MODELS When in Little Rock — Visit Our Used Car Lot Located — 911 Broadway STANDARD AUTO CO. Bryon Hefner — Beverly Johnson — J. B. Beckworth 306 East Third Phone 1003 K say 'hat the Twenties, like any other period of history one may choose to designate, were largely shaped by the personalities and prejudices of the men who conducted or influenced the government of this country. Yet perhaps that truism must be restated at a time when it is beinp said that inflation, depression and another war are inevitable with the Republicans in power. To deny that statement is not to be partisan. To deny it is not to say that inflation, depression and war arc impossible under Republican influence. But the statement should be denied and refuted because it. is an easy and dangerous generality which doesn't mean anything. What is a Republican — Harold Slassen, Thomas Dcwcy, John Bricker? What is a democrat- Franklin Roosevelt, Sidney Hillmari Theodore Bilbo? What are the in flexible rules of cilhcr party which make disaster inevitable under the one and prosperity and peace in cvitable under the other? There is no answer. It is impossible for the political leaders of to day lo think as the political lead crs of the Twenties did. It is impossible in a free government to repeal progress or to stifle change, Our chanpes of escaping inflation, depression and war depend upor the collective intelligence, effor and good will of all the people, and upon the same qualities in the in dividuals to whom the operation o government is entrusted. There i: nenither doom nor salvation in i f political party label. course." Other members committee agreed. of the five-man Bilbo seemed unimpressed by the proceedings and didn't bother to sit through all of the testimony. He was represented at all times, however, by a group of attorneys who occasionally handed Ellender qucslions to be asked somc of the witnesses. Most of the opening testimony fell into two categories. They vere: 1. Negroes who didn't even try o register and vote because o" •fear" which they traced to re narks attributed to Bilbo in cam aign speeches. 2. Negroes who tried to registe ind encountered delayin g tactic by county clerks. Some of then lamed it on Bilbo's insistence tha Negroes should not be permittee o vote in the Democratic primary. The principal exceptions were: •lope Hardware Co. " P. Cox Drug Co. Valter's Garage 3. L, Murphy ienry Hotel Auto Parts Ralph Bailey "rib. Lewis ihas. Reed Scott Stores Roy Anderson 2lty Bakery Emmott Thompson R. W. Davis Frank Drake Ed McCorklo Mr. & Mrs. H. M. Olson Eldridge Cassidy Gentry Printing Co. Newt • Pentecost Clifford Franks Patterson Shoe Store Mr. & Mrs. A. E. Slusser Tom Kinser Henry Walkins Greening Insurance Agency Monls' Seed Store Stewarts' Jewelry Co. Duffie Hardware Co. Bvcrs' Drug Co. Talbot's W. C. Spillers 50.00 25.00 10.00 5.00 1.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 1.00 25.00 25.00 50,00 10*00 2.00 2.00 10.00 100.00 1.00 2.50 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 2.50 5.00 25.00 10.00 15.00 10.00 lo.on 20.00 1.00 Mr. & Mrs. J. Payne fPatmos) n.OO Anthonv-Whlle Lbr. Co. Mrs. Marv Spates (McNabl Mrs. G. H. Shields (McNab) Mrs. C. H. .Collins (McNab) W. Moore (McNab) Graydon Anthony Lbr. Co. B & B Grocery Shopping Days To Christmas Seek to Use Auto Tag Tax Only for Road Construction Little Hock, Doc. 3 — f/Pj—Adop lion of a constitutional amendment to prohibit use of highway and motor vehicle taxes for any pur pose other than road construction and maintenance was proposed by the Arkansas Truck and Bus Association in convention here today. The action was taken by resolution. The association also opposec levying of any mileage road tax 01 tax "or any other special tax fo Ihe privilege of using Arkansas roads." W. R. Staggs, Texarkana, wa elected presideni of succeed Join Allen, Little Rock and R. W. New ell, El Dorado, was named execu live vice president. Divisional vice presidnets wer elected as follows: Allied Industries, Carroll Owens Little Rock; Bottlers, R. C. Moody Liltle Rock; Bus operators, W. R McClendon, Little Rock; commoi carriers, Roy O. Martin, For Smith; Forest Products, Bruce An Ihony, Urbana: Household goods Robert Black, El Dorado: oil field carriers, J. O. Willett, Magnolia; petroleum carriers, R. W. Newell, El Dorado; Produce haulers, C. H. Briley. Little Rock; special commodities, R. J. Vann, Fort Smith; wholesale grocers, M. C. Crilten- den, El Dorado; and Miscellaneous private currier!:, L. L. Benll, To.v arkuna. 'ox Tire Shop Magnolia Serv. Sta. W. Tarpley Viley Motor Co. Jakcr Food Store lemnstead Co. Lbr. Co. Sam McGill Ser. Sta. (Fultonl 25.00 am Weaver (Fulton) s .f )f i Tola! $1,174.00 250.00 5.00 5.0.0 5.00 1.00 250.00 5.00 5.00 1.00 5.00 2.00 5.00 10.00 Negro teachers taking the ccjurSe with Philander Smith College anc the University of Arkansas' meet- Thursday afternoon at Yerger School at 2 o'clock. o StrikesFray ManyAmerican Tempers By JAMES MARLOW Washington, Dec. 3 — (IP)— The crippling strikes of the cast year, and the present coal strike, Have frayed a Hot of American tempers. There's a good deal of feeling in this country, and among congressmen, that congress must do .something to curb organized labor. Two kinds of people are talking about those curbs: 1. Those who honestly believe that ,for the good of the whole country, there should be stronger restraints on labor. 2. Those who. for selfish reasons of their own, see no chance to strike labor damaging blows. But curb unions how much? To cripple them? To set them back where they were before the 1930's? To leave them at the mercy of employers? Congress may do more damage lhan good if, in haste and anger, it rams through stupid laws or laws to punish labor. If it goes at the job thoughtfully, and carefully, it may be able to produce legislation that will be that, since French president - pre mier Georges Bidault is not attend ing the New York four-power meeting, trance would opnose any such important talks on Germany here and the Big Four probably will agree to delay the boundary talks.) 3. The United States will ask that the Austrian question be taken up here. The main issue, diplomatic informants said, is whether an arrangement can be made for the early withdrawal-of Russian and -other' Allied --troopSxilrom'..Austria. 4. Byrnes is adhering strictly to his policy — contrary to what the Russians want'— that the Allied powers should not take any German reparations from current German production. The Rusians are known to want an agreement by which they might collect reparations for, many, years to come. 5. The probable result of the i'our- po.wcr talks -on Germany here will be. the /appointment of . a ' commission of deputies to do the spade work for a foreign ministers' meeting in Europe early next year. Byrnes will favor hearings on the German question for Belgium, the Netherlands. ' Czechoslovakia; Poland and Luxembourg, all of which iave asked to be heard, but it is ncertain whether any of them will ie allowed actually lo participate n the German discussions. Weisenberger to Serve on Election Law Committee » " • ••,-. Royce Weisenberger, local attorney, has been appointed by Governor Ben Laney to a committee to study and suggest legislation for possible changes in the Arkansas election setup, it was announced; Appointment of the committe fol lowed much criticism from all sections Opposing attorneys were directed ay Judge Goldsborough to submit .heir recommendations tomorrow at-10 a. m. (EST.). The deferment was announced after Lewis, making his first pub lie 'utterance since before the 13- day-pld strike, had spoken oul against "this ugly recrudenscence of- government by injunction." : He referred to the court's re straining order directing him to withdraw : his contract termination notice, which led to the strike. Lewis declared the order de prives the miners of their constitu ional rights as American citizens Pending sentence, Goldsborough directed that Lewis go free of bond, in custody of his counsel. AFL General Counsel Joseph A. Padway protested indignantly. "The court did not need to add in custody <-$ counsel'." Lewis, Padway said, will be in court; oi his own free will at any time the judge orders: of the state. -o- Transportation in Two Cities Strike Bound In announcing his verdict, Goldsborough emphasized •' that Lewis Oakland, Calif., Deq. 3 .... AFL-called general strike went effect at 5 a, m. (7 a. m., C.,S. today threatening a tie up of transportation and industry for 1,000,0001* East Bay persons and shutting Off* commuter service for 120,000. ••!. across the San Francisco-Oaklandi | Bay bridge. ' 'i~^ None of the early mbnung street, cars left their barns ,and 'jhose,'i which had operated' oh overnight ' schedules stopped running->as the deadline approached.'" . "^f"- 1 The key system commuter trarns which daily carry thousands ' to" el work in San Francisco 'across the eight and one-half mile bay bridge id not leave their barns. y jv. Pickets patrolled around the> ; plants of the Oakland Tribune and. f he Post-Inquirer as w<. l,.as factor- " es, stores, oars and restaun V,s,; t Full effects of the slrike apY ently were concentraw'."'T r '"•ide \ .iV city ' -»*<«•' o* Orkland •» m.arb-> K Alameda, tne Alameda ''ii_, s-Star reported no pickets had been JBS-L ;abhshed there and restaurants ,andl||| other businesses regula.rly^ open! at' Service Life Insurance to Be Discussed Recent changes in the National Service Life Insurance Act will be explained by Joseph B.- Theobald, Regional Insurance Officer of the Veterans Administration, at meetings of veteran trainees at the Hope High School December 5 and 6. The talk given at the High School auditorium will be an open meeting and all veterans are cordially invited. Veterans who have dropped their National Service Life Insurance are particularly urged to attend because the liberal provisions for re - instaternenl will cease in January, 1947; also, new provisions make this insurance more desirable than ever. Theobald will address veterans taking on "- the - job training within industry at the high school auditorium at 7:30 p. m., December 5 and will address veterans taking nil - the job - training within ujii'i- cullure at 1:30 p. m. December C. helpful toward industrial peace But, in the long-view, what ii happening now could have beer expecled. The road to Industrie peace is lough. We're not near the end yet. In short: The present troubles and troubles to co;ne no matter what kind of laws Congress passes, are part of the evolution of life in America. This country's founding father didn't kid themselves that they were shaping a perfect nation whei they produced the constitution. So they pointed out ways in which i could be changed or amended. And it was changed and amendec o fit the changes and needs of th {rowing nation. It will be changec some more. We're the greatest in dustrial nation but we're only abou 75 years old, and still growing This nation, an agricultural coun- ,ry af :first, became an industrial giant only slowly.As industry grew, .inions grew. As they grew they lad to fight the great corporations. It was a long fight—a good deal of it vicious and bloody—with the corporations using strikebreakers to smash strikes and black lists to bar from jobs men who had th courage to join a union. Wages were held down. Hours were long. And big business had the courts on its side—courts ready to stop strikes with injunctions— until the Norris-LaGuradia Act, passed in 1932, told courts not to use injunctions in labor disputes. o Cold Wave Blankets Most Sections in United States .* _:..•':....,--_ : , •* -f ' ;." By United Press ~- '...'" The cold weather: Which plagued) the midwest'monday.-t^iaved Qn*=tp ; strike the eastern " seaboard last night and today, with below-freezing temperatures recorded from Portland, Me., to Atlanta, Ga. Portland reported 6-above, Boston 14, New York City 17, Albany, 11, Philadelphia 17, and Washington, D. C. 20. Elkins, W. Va., had a 5-above reading, and Atlanta an even 32. The mercury was rising throughout the midwest, with highs of 50 and 60 degrees expected today from the Rocky Mountains east to the upper Mississippi Valley and the upper Great Lakes region. Skies were clear throughout the country, with the exception of the northern Pacific area, where rain was falling in western Washington. In all but the eastern seaboard states the weather Wednesday was expected to continue generally fair and mild. was guilty both individually and as president of 'UMW, and'that UMW is> separately guilty; 1 "Then he said quietly that haying Lewis guilty of; contempt, he con sidered the question of sentence of course very important." "•While it may -be somewhat tin usual, but certainly'not improper,' he'said, <'.'the, court would like to nave the views? Of ..counsel for the '•defendants and counsel for.the gov ernmerit as to. what•„these senten ice's should be." • • ,, I Neither ,the government" nor de __ _ : _ t _-' L'—_ • »"U -t Jir.uk.gg JA/i't ._--„ , . ,genaHies. When Lewis was asketl for comment, he merely shook his 'head slightly and turned away.- After the judge announced" his /verdict, Lewis asked "or arid 'was granted permission to .make a .statement. : "The history of labor injunctions nrior to 1932 is a sordid one," Lewis began in somber tones. It was Lewis' first public statement since before the soit coal strike began 7 a. m., were .operating ,is,usual;t No pickets were .aroundi any? of! the utility plants an Oakland, Whlc.h£ I were reported operating as usual,"; !| as were ail hospitals and emergen=|!?| cy services. ' • * ' #"$ Traffic across 'the Bay Bridgi was an almost solid mass of prh^ate- cars for the entire distance*frpftv 6 a. m. extra crews of state patrol-! men at the bridge toll' station and' of San Francisco traffic policefbnj the western approaches, kept-Sail* lanes open and no tieups of tne - 4nj£ cfeasingly heavy traffic- ~ ~" ported up to 7:30 a. m, - Alarmed citytoflicialg>u,«»t sidering a disaster emergency on Nov. ^Lewis 20. stood facing the judge, Christmas Is Time That the Milk of Human Kindness Really Starts Flowing with his broad back to the crowded courtroom. ' • After reviewing a history of government statutes forbidding courts to restrain strikes, he turned quickly to coal strike issues and inveighed against '.'the deadly brutal 54-hour • work week in American whereby citizens would vqlunteer bring in food and other necessitie "\ve don't want -trouble but> : _ others do, we're prepared," 1 aaid> Ralph York, of Oakland. acting city -manager^ coal mines." Lewis asserted the UMW had 6,033 Bales of Cotton Ginned in Hempstead According to special agent George Wylie, 6,033 bales of cotton were ginned in Hempstead county prior By HAL BOYLE New York, Dec. 3 — OF)— I am up to my ears in the milk of human kindness. Strangers smile at me. Taxi- drivers say "Sir." If I bump into men loaded with bundles, they say 'excuse me." I give my seat to a lady in the subway, and she says "thank you" loud and clear and steps carefully to keep from mauling my tarsal bone. I drop and lose my nickel in a stack of papers and the newsie say "Don't worry' 'instead of "Ya bum ya." Nightclub waiters don't try to short change me. My wife even has cooked steak twice in a week. And why? Just because the last page of the calendar is all that is left to hide last summer's flyspecks on twenty million kitchen walls. Santa Claus is .coming. Everybody goes crazy at once. Bill collectors quit dunning ypu, divorce lawyers pull in their singles, "Pistol Packin' Mama" goes out of the juke boxes and in comes "Silent Night, Holy Night.' ' The nation's heart beats to Auld Lang Syne. The widow and her kids get a free meal, all the forgotten and the lonely of the land are remembered. The people think of the veterans in the hospitals, the veterans inder ground, the veterans un- loused and out of work —and give heir sacrifices sober need. Goodness laps around us in a universal lime. The poor man takes lis foot off the ban-ail, and puts lis knees on the altar rail, co-equal with the rich man. The church collects enough to fix a leaky roof. For one mighty day all enlist together in the mystic brotherhood of man, and nobody kids Brooklyn or Yonkers. Hate takes a holiday. Love has us all in a double Nelson. But Santa comes and goes. The fire of human kindness dies into afterglow. The warmth ebbs away before the first robin arrives. Neighbor and neighbor get back to the old business of bumping brows, <ey now Why? Why? And how come? Because, dear fellow wine bot- .les, human nature isn't all sweet wine. We used up most of the wine at Christinas. Until time brings the lew wine harvest, we're half dregs, cloudy, bitter and sour-grapey. So, to speed up the re-filling, we iced a big titanic day devoted to draining off the dregs. We had a day to be good. Let's have one to kick the dog on—a glorious day spent in telling off our neighbors, oeating our wives, spanking the kids, cursing our friends, making faces at the boss, tripping mothers-in-law, and yelling "down with capital, labor, the government, world peace and the men who invented time clocks and the install- been impelled to announce termination of its contract with the government on November 15. This step led to the coal strike and the contempt proceeding against Lewis and the UMW. After his announcement that the contract was ended, Lewis said, the government "in violation of the Nprris-La Guardia (Anti - injunction) act asked for a restraining order and it was granted "without notice and without hearing." Sonorously he went on, denouncing "this coercive and all-embracing restraining 9rder," which he was accused of ignoring. Speaking "officially" as president of the UMW and vice president of the AFL "with 8,000,000 members," Lewis said he could not subscribe to "this ugly recrudescence of government by injunction," Addressing the court, he said: "Your injunction, sir, I respectfully submit, deprives the miners of these constitutional rights, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom oi assembly, and freedom from involuntary servitude. ment plan." We could call day," "anti-smile it "anti-Santy day," "poison the butcher puts an the scales again, extra thumb and no lady says "pahdon" at the crowded soap s<\le counter. The guy who gave .„_ „ ,.„_. the widow her Christmas drum- to November 14, as compared to |Micks comes around with a morl- 4.8U1 bull's (lm-h\« 1ho s;uue period'|«MB<.» foreclosure ;ind :i $1S offer for lasl year. the furniture. He's a different tur- Mom" day, "who-do-you-think-you- jre-anyway day," "why-did-you- come-into-my-life day," "a-lot-you- care day," "so-this-is-what-I've- been-working-for day," or just plain "to-hell-with-it-all" day. Let's begin with the day income taxes fall 'due next March, just so everybody will start off on an even footing — mad. For that one day the only penal offense would be for giving anybody anything except a frown and a cantankerous word. For twenty- four wonderful hours everybody would jeer at orphans, throw banana peels under fleeing fat ladies, gossip at full throat over his neighbor's love life, hiss at statesmen, and do at top speed all the little dirty, mean and vexatious things that make a normal man's full year —at home, at work, and on the roads he ph'es between them. When air the spite, rage, disappointments, bitterness, frustrations, and other internal atom bombs of daily life had been drained away, everybody could look up, give a coast-tp-coast bay at the moon, then mud crawl happily to bed. And next day we'd have Christmas back again in every heart. Either that or else we ought to quit making coal hangars out of trees our zoo relatives need to swing from by their tails, still waiting for the time we climb up again and tell them: "Move over, cousin. Tlu» real depression's on" « "The miners and I stand upon these constitutional rights as American citizens. "The miners are law - abiding, God-fearing citizens, he said ,and nave only "asserted their rights as Oakland's 500 police 'were. put<on 12-hour shifts and days off were) cancelled. r ^ » •* The mass walkout stemmed from strikes at two department stores where the AFL retail clerks union is seeking contracts. Police coni voyed 12 truckloads of merchandise/ 7 through picket lines to the two downtown- stores 'Sunday. . -* Last night the AFL central, labor, council and AFL building trades council set in motion orders, to crafts to "take a holiday" today, The walkout threatened to stop deliveries of such essentials "as food, milk and gasoline, Union members arranged a permit sys. tern for deliveries to hospitals.ain- stitutions and emergency cases, «« The AFL sailors union of the Pacific, only recently back at work, after a lengthy maritime""stfikii along the West Coast, made'ready to pull members off ships in -East Bay Ports, • f Mechanical unions received ~ r in? structions not to pass picket dines should they be thrown about new*' paper plants. " ' ^ Employers strove to keep -'their places going .The United Employers, Inc , advised such as its 1i50 py member firms as phoned its Of-fH 1 fices "to open for business as, usual whether employes show up i QF not." i- c' The 28 Oakland stores in the Retail Merchants Association, none of which has a union contract; ilanned to open as usual, J, ,*P> t. Sure, association - -attorney said. Two of the 28 were the struck stores, Kahn's and J Hastings. ~-j, The police action of Sunday WEIS' termed "high-handed and diserinv. ination* 'by spoKesmen of the Central Labor Council. Some unions were informed citizens." As he finished seat behind his and stalked to a lawyers, Judge | Goldsborough shuffled papers quiet ly for a minute while the courtroom buzzed. Lewis' attorneys ended their defense abruptly after the court had admitted documentary evidence that the mine union leader declared last May 29 that his contract with the government, signed that day, settled all issues "for the period of government operation" of the coal mines. This evidence was in the form of newsreel transcript. Over vigorous defense objections, Goldsborough also admitted a United Mine Workers brief, filed in another case, which contended the retaliatory action was a -24? hour "holiday." But a notice p<?5t« ed in shops of the Key Systeni commuter and local lines saidV~ general strike has been called. 1 *. James F. Galliano, attorney fop the AFL Central Labor Council, said the action was in protest against "a city government whjqh, allowed itself to be used as a '"' of Oakland's sacred cow, ther tail Mei chants' Association." He said arrangements had been made by the AFL council " ' by registered pharmacists, nilk drivers, hospital help, gani- ation employes and other em> ployee s in essential service" woiyijfl4 remain on their jobs o the government operates that the mines in its role as "sovereign." Federal attorneys have contended that the mine shutdown interferes with a "sovereign" function of the government. Lewis' counsel have argued that government operation of the mines is only a "token" are at the There Must Be Two Cause They Are Investigating fair — that mine owners actual operators. Immediately after resting Lewis case, Welly Hopkins, of defense counsel, moved to strike all gov eminent testimony on the ground that contempt of court was the only issue and that the government's testimony regarding United States sovereignly over Hit! coal Continued en i-ase. TWO • . . •-'.-•-••—..- -•-•--. -• -•-•• .-<".-.-, •:.. --"V'-"-. . ," ' ."" .^i,"-"'.'"'•*",•"-"T.-.-SfcB- 1 Jackson, Miss., Dec. 3 Senator Bridges (R-N. H.) t fully asked witness after ness at the Senate hearing on Senator Theo G. Bilbo's primary, campaign tactics what the witness' political affiliatioai was. '• > He got a dozen variation of" the answer, "there's only on,e_ party in Mississippi — the democratic." Finally Bridges pointed to.. Senator Hickenlooper (R-IowaV. aud- himself, and told a wit-"ness: "Now you can tell your friends you have seen twg Re«

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