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Fage fight HOPE STAR, HOFI, ARKANSAS Tuesday, December 3, Colcl Weather? Goa Shortage? So What? New Youth Organization at Tabernacle The Hope Gospel Tabernacle is sponsoring a new organization for boys, Christian Service Brigade. The organization is about nine ears old, and is non- denomlna- ional, but open to all churches as ponsoring institutions, and the local organization, which is known as a "Batallion" is open to all boys "rom twelve through seventeen 'ears of age, who arc now Chrisian boys, or who -may become Christians. This is a national organ- zation, with the headquarters of- 'Ice in Chicago, .Illinois. The purpose of the Ch'rlsllan Service Brigade is .to build Christian \XJntcr\s first'chill winds, and the cnal shortage hold no terrors for these beach basket's. Pictured at Miami 13each, Ihcy are some of the early birds already arrived for what is expected to be a record Florida winter season. Broadway By JACK O'BRIAN New York—Joe DeMaggio saved Eddie Duchin from missing any broadcasts after Eddie's oainful accident while the two prominent bachelors were on a weekend hunting trip .. . When Eddie fell and hurt the heel of his hand, Joe immediately gave him a treatment such as he gets from his baseball trainer, and Duchin's million-dollar mitts were okay in own days. Duchin, a fc-llow who is interested in sports and who bets a fiver or tenspot when he is sufficiently enthused about one team or another, was sitting with some friends arguing the merits of Notre Dame and Army when a Broadway bookmaker stopped and suggested that Duchin make a $500 bet with him. . . Eddie turned around, looked the gambling gen- tlemenUD and down and icily said, "I only bet with my friends." At which noint the odds-on arbiter skulKed out. Georgie Jessel 'lew back ::rom Washington after the White House Photographers' dinner with a sing- r about whose talents and beauty he was unusually excited, but he wouldn't tell anyone her name. . . . "I know you wolves too well." Two cocktail parties were given within a iew days to celebrate xhe premier of, of all things, new bras- jieres. . . One was'arranged by the sophisticated Elsa Maxwell at the Waldorf-Astoria, and xhe other was held in Hubert's Museum and Flea Circus on 42nd Street, in honor of both the new bra and a book with minor biological content, "Pike's Peak or Bust," by Earl Wilson. Ingrid Bergman wore glasses in the Colony Restaurant, but everyone recognized her anyway. . . . Ginger Rogers in town. . . It'll be Old Home Week at Radio City Music Hall when "Till The Clouds Roll By," the Jerome Kern iilm biography, opens at the huge movie palace. . . Lucille Bremmer, one of the stars of the film, used to be a Rockette at the Music Hall. . . and Vincente Minelli, who directed Judy Garland's numbers, once was art director there. Sam Goldwyn hopes for a White Christmas this year. . . He wants some authentic winter background shots of New York for his next pro- Pro-MaritaS Medical Examination to Be Discussed Little Rock. Dec. I 1 . —UP\— Legislation designed to reduce venereal diseases in Arkansas by requiring pre-marital and pre-natal physical examinations' will be introduced in the 1947 general assembly, Conway Alsup, Pulaski county representa live, said today. The proposals are endorsed by the Arkansas State Medical Society, Alsup explained. The measure requiring physical examinations before issuance of a marriage license is similar to one defeated by the 1945 legislature. The pre-natal law, Alsup said, would protect unborn babies :a'om being infected by expectant mothers who have syphilis by allowing character and while doing this it emphasized these four sides of the boys life: (1) Mental—knowledge of thi'ngs about us and of ourselves; (2) Physical— personal strength to face life's tasks; (3). Social—mnk-. ing friends nntl working with others; and (4 Spiritual—knowing God personally anu serving him tauhuil- ly. Their motto is: "Bright and keen for Christ." The aim of the organization is to win boys for Christ and train them in Christian service. Their seven points of valor are: honor, courage, chivalry, purity, loyalty, obedience and conscre- ciation. The regular meeting time of tho Christian Scrvicn .RHcnde is , 7:00 o'clock Tuesday evening in their own room in the Hope Gospel Tabernacle. The boys have any number of-n'-'itts from which to choose with which to engage themselves. Already many tilings have been achieved. The organization ,• consists of the following officers: Aaron W. Wilson, Lieutenant: S. A. Westbrook, Sergeant, Bennle Grove, Corporal, Richard Brunei', Corporal, William Billings, Lanes-Corporal; and Gene Holdridge, Lance-Corporal. The boys will publish a monthly Brigade News and Joe Mnyo Is the editor. Hikes and camping trips will be a part of the boy's activities as will encampments. The boys of the Christian Service Brigade are offerina themselves as "Brigade Errand Boys." If you have packages to mail or exchange or any kind of errands to run you may call 847 after school hours during the week, or any time during the day Saturday, and n Brigadier will be right out to courteously run your errand, for a nominal fee. Water 100 feet below the surface of the Great lakes tends to remain I at a temperature of 39 degres Fahrenheit. North Little Rock Offers Site for Central College Little Rock, Dec. 2 —IM—North Little Rock offers of sites for r*t, locating Central College appoaraw to be in the majority today as tho college board of trustees met here to discuss plans for transfer of the Baptist institution from Conwny to* the Little Rock arcn. Action to relocate the school and make it a co-educational junior college was taken recently by the Arkansas State Baptist convention at Tcxarkana. Several North Little Rock sites were said to have been proposed by sponsors who want the college located there. 4. The central board was scheduleu to hear a report today from a special committee. time for adequate treatment. Dr. Edgar J. Easley, director o vereneal disease control for the state Board of Health, said at leas 80 per cent of the congenital syph- hilitic cases being cared ior in state institutions could have been prevented. duction, "The Bishop's Wife," . . . Sam wants stints ot Jie Radio Cilv skating rink. St. Thomas' church on Filth Avenue and ttie Columbia University campus .. . Police Hope to Uncover Clue in Kidnaping Case Los Anceles. Dec. 2 — (/P) —Sheriff's deputies today planned a search of the area where four .crosses fashioned from twigs were lound yesterday in a holly bush,-hoping to uncover a clew to the kidnaping of Rochelle Gluskoter, '3, missing from her home here since Feb. 15. One of the crosses was wrapped in newspaper pictures of the Gluskoter girl and deputies th^gjht there might be some connection. The crosses were hanging in a rrally bush at tho Santa Susanna grade, 300 feet west of the Los Angeles county line, in Ventura county, wvFHfF'f^*'*^ ''sy'N P^KK&jq £>^>fcV SOAR THROUGH ,»••"' for CHRISTMAS. flK^My^fe^iSr^. V, i* *3v *~ n Beautiful FOR HER STOCKING! CHRISTMAS HANK-; IES. Linens, rayons, cot-| tons. Lace, untrh...nc<l styles. Gay prints, plum, colors, white. /•** \ &"• '«•" ^ V % « A BRIGHT, BEAUTIFUL BOXED HANKIES: Pretty little gifts! Imported Madeiras; oilier embroidered styles. White and pasjclsj Two in a box.. 59cto1.49 Holida Dress "Pufyourself on your shopping list now. For 1 •.. 7,90 (at Pcnncy's) you can out-glamour any ' 'setting. Have color, or glitter, or both. Or 1 : 'spangled black. Rayon crepes^wool blends.) s', juniorsVwpmen's./' ' '$. '-wO ,. m. •^ \ \ QA ; 1 \ *^ ^«*£*<-^ V* '»M You're riding high, wide and handsome with Flying Horsepower. Your motor purrs with power ... the miles swish by. Our imptoved MOBSJ.GAS gives you that wheels- qff-the-ground soaring sensation ,.. that straining-at-the-leash energy ... that penny-pinching economy ... in every gallon. And with of your engine ... keeping it MO. BILO1L clean, you get double- your-money's worth of pep and performance. This is no time to say "Mariana." Get set for jwinter today. The boys are back and we've got that famous pre-war MAGNOLIA WINTERPROOF SERV- #1 MOBILOIL taking the grind out ICE again. Winter pro of Now W0h.:. Smoother Rides •• Anti-Freeze Qvicker Starts •• Easier Shift* *S' Ss' Hi ^-^ Accessories THE PERFECT GIFTS FOR HER! Accessories head the list of gifts' for her! and Penney's has the top chin-to-toe fashions.] 4 J /£ Ibs. all-wool;) \ 'guaranteed to 1 rev ^\y sist moth damage five years I, J0.90* All-wool, 72""x) .90"! 5-year guar- \ antee to. resist] tuiothsj, II OQ Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor •Alex. H. W«ihburn Prohibition No Easy * Taskmaster Hope police yesterday raided 20 places suspected of selling liquor ajld did find liquor in six ol them, it wns announced last night. Thd occasion for the raids is pretty obvious. .Hope citizens have bpipn getting liquor with little tr0uble, hence rumors that the bbotleggers were buying "protection" from authorities. This libel against their honesty stung the police into action. ft BUI I don't see that it will do • 'rrjuch good. The police are in that un,hBPPy position prohibition always places the police in: If they don't constantly keep raiding bootleggers they are accused of taking "pro' '--" money; and if they do arrests they only pile up a stack of archived cases in the circuit court—where there were 600 moribund cases from Hemp- s$6ad county alone when federal prohibition went out a. decade ago. } The people who vote for prohibition ought to be made to do ' service on the police force Hope Star WEATHER FORECAST Arkansas: Fair this afternoon, tonight and Thursday, warmer this afternoon and tonight. 48TH YEAR: VOL. 48—NO. 43 Star of Hot*. 1899: Press. 1927 Consolidated January 18. HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4,1946 O IAP)—Means Associated Press 'NEA)—Menns Newsoaoer Enternrtsu AM n PRICE 5c COPY A. HANDBAGS. leathers, fabrics. 4.98* B. GLOVES. Cotton wrf 'rayon slip-onVoC to 1.88 C. HANKIES, Emb7oider, ed, white; gay prints. 49« D. DICKEYS. High and V neck rayons. 1.98 E. SCARFS. Hand-painted rayon sheers.j " J ,98 On your Radio—8:30 P.M., CST, Mondoy» over NBC: The Victor Borge Shov/, wilh Benny Goodman, THI SIGN OF THE FLYING REP HORSE " «w e$ Blankets and Spreads FOR CHRISTMAS Chenille spreads, soft 2-tone or all-white; double or twin! " 6.90 '«€€« they ar iflCJjon" make a fUtlle s •' mpmselves. Then they would know the' difference between theory and fact. "while we are talking about the morals of the police how about a Word or two on dishonest voters? There are more dishonest voters tHan dishonest 'policemen — by a jugful.. ••'vSTours truly. •:''"• *. * * j»Y JAMES THRASHER plye -. Star Dark Horse 9 ; The rumor that General Eiscnho- we.'r might. be sought to run for President has become so prevalent that we may as well put him down in the winter book of the 1948 Presidential derby, and start figuring qdds. We can't however, put any after his name for the un- General cropping up in political convcrsa Hons. And when it does someone (s :I llkcly to say, "Oh, we don' * Wan't a soldier for a President." It ' lira fair guess that the speaker is thinking of Ulysses S. Grant when |, " - -' l" » » ' •- — •— ~-.l- T3i 11 nntlliil 1 makes that remark. But actual the connection between the mill F ry and the White House is so un epr as to make any conclusion .,Sky. :!Of the 31 men who have been president, 19 saw military service in'their country's wars—all in the Army. Included in their number ar -""'• generals, one colonel, a maj or and a captain. , Grant was the only West Point , ^-Crraduale to become President, but ho'can scarcely 66 called a professional soldier, since he stayed in 'the' service only 11 years after graduation, and had to work his way back from civilian obscurity wUt» the outbreak of war. Zachery Taylor, who volunteered at 23 and spent more, than 30 years in the Army, is the nearest thing to a professional fighting man that we <jan find among the Chief Executives. ; One trait of General Eisenhower's Which might arouse some voters' "S skepticism is the very one that '• would endear him to many politicians. That trait is his reticence in all matters political. Such reti- pence is largely a matter of professional military necessity and tradition. But General Eisenhower has never given a public hint of his Russians to Yield Veto Over Disarmament By ROBERT J. MANNING Lake Success, N. Y., Dec, 4 — (UP)—Soviet Russia today In a surprise move agreed to abandon any veto power over United Nations disarmament -enforcement •md opened the way toward concrete moves for world reduction of weapons of war. This major move was made by Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov before the U. N. general assembly political and security committee and members' immediate feactlon was that Molbtov probably as broken the log-jam in the con- ict between western and eastern heories of disarmament. Molotov made clear that Russia vas not giving up its veto power vcr discussions of disarmament ut said flatly that once all had greed on a plan and it had been put into effect the veto "has no elevance." Apparent Soviet reluctance to abandon the veto over execution md implementation of any arms eduction program .had, until Mol- jtov spoke, apparently deadlocked he powers. ft was believed that Molotov act- d after receiving new instructions rom Generalissimo J-osef Stalin n Moscow. He had delayed his statement several days, apparently awaiting word from the Kremlin. o • Conduct of Occupation Forces Hit Washington, Dec. 4 —OP)— Senate .Republicans bided their time today for a chance to explore charges that immorality, venereal disease, dishonesty and incompetence in the armed forces jeopardize success of the occupation of Germany. The Republicans will have control when the new Congress is organized Jan. 3 and there seemed no doubt of their determination to investigate the allegations despite: (1) A denial by. the War Department that conditions-ace/as bad as described, '(2) President Truman's statement at a news conference yesterday that he does not think an in- Jewel Robbers Are Sentenced by Court Hot Springs, Dec. 4 —OT—Coleman G. Foley of Boston, one of Jour persons accused in connection with a $65,000 jewel robbery in downtown Hot Springs last October 22, was sentenced by Circuit Judge Earl Witt today to two years in the state penitentiary. He pleaded guilty to charges of burglary and received the minimum sentence. F. Tilley also Aroused City Asks Power to Deal With Strike Oakland, Calif., Dec. 4 — (IF)— In the face of a general strike that Boston who is charged with burglary and grand larceny was continued until the next term of court at the request of his Attorney, James R. Campbell. Charges also have been filed against Eleanor Chisholm and John Maxwell, alleged companions of Foley and Tilley but Maxwell has not been apprehended. Foley and the woman were arrested at a tourist court a few hours after the robbery and Tilley was captured three days later at Boston where police recovered most of the loot. The jewelry was stolen from the Esskay Art Gallery here. Six Arrested on Liquor Charges Here In a scries of raids throughout Hope late yesterday by the city Police department six persons were arrested and charged with posses- ion of taxed liquor for purpose of sale. All posted $50 cash bond. All maintain business houses which are open to the public. Arrested were; Bernie Ponder, Eld^ ridge Cassidy, Jimmy A. C9ok, and three negroes; David Gillis, Fred Scott and Calvin Douglas. Some whiskey, the amount ranging up to a case, was found at each establishment. council today emergency and placed full police and fire power in the hands of the mayor: There were indications that Mayor Herbert L. Beach was contemplating a "gel tough" program. Even as Mayor Herbert L. Beacn summoned the city council to act because "no community can exist in anarchy," the word was passed among Ai''L unions ior an even greater show of strength. The huge walkout, protesting a police-protected delivery of merchandise through picket lines to two struck department stores, has: Stopned all nubile transportation. Halted commuter service across the eight-mile-long San Francisco- Oakland Bay bridge and thus jam- packed it with privately owned automobiles carryuiG more than 70,001 persons. . , Closed up a huge segment of east bay industries. . . Pulled AFL sailors ' off merchants ships. Forced suspension of newspapers, including one which hadn t missed an edition since 1874. Filled the streets with parading demonstrators, at times resulting in fisticuffs and manhandhngs . in which at least nine persons, including three newspaper representatives, were slightly injured. _ . . Spokesmen of the AFL and tne city appealed by radio and press statement for public support. AFL demonstrators, massing to Sino Communists Ready to Go Underground By WALTER RUNDLE Shanghai, Dec. 4 —(UP)— Chin cse Communists will fight Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek with his own strategy — trading land for lives — in an underground war —if civil war breaks out in China. • Communist leaders believe an all- out civil war is both imminent and Inevitable. They expect the "Communist extermination" campaign to begin at any moment. Every Nationalist troop movement is watched. The Communist plan to turn to their own advantage the tactics Chiang used so successfully against Japan. The Communist military commanders know they can't stand up against American trained and equipped Nationalist armies in fron tal warfare. They plan to fight an underground war — retreating when necessary, striking when pos sible. ' Communist forces have been dis patched to protect Harbin in Manchuria. Other units are stand ing by to strike at the Nationalis armies moving toward the Com munist capital of Yenan. inions vestigalion is necessary. It was the four Republican members of the Senate War, Investigating Committee who made public, Democratic majority, a report by over objection of the six-man Democratic majority, a report by Committee Counsel George Meader detailing the charges. The Meader report recounted tales of immoral conduct by some of the American occupation troops, unsatisfactory performances by Negro soldiers, misconduct by officers, and an expensive influx of Jews and other displaced persons into the United States zone. Senators Brewster (R-Me), Ferguson (R-Mich), : Ball (R-Minn) and Knowland (R-CallO explained they decided to make it public in- 'order to correct inaccuracies in M^'T'Voo'fammar'FaTh leaked-out versions which have are all too jamnai. iwcn . ,,,, ihh , ino J M - )h - „,.„..„ fnr political leanings, in peace or in war. One great trouble with the possible 1948 candidates, from the poll- Plans for Tax Cut Dimmed by Coal Strike By LYLE C. WILSON Washington, Dec'. • 4' , — (UP)' —Hope for early and substantial income tax cuts will fade fast if the coal strike is not soon settled. . Here are the figures: The Commerce Department estimates the annual rate of national income will drop from $170,000,000,000 to $150,000,000,000 after two months of coal stoppage. The treasury estimates that for every dollar clipped from the national annual income, the treasury's annual revenue is reduced by 28 cents. A $20,000,000 reduction in annual income over a 12 months period would cost the treasury $5,600,000,- needed for victory. For the Bricker enthusiast hasn't has beliefs which are known and '' 'disapproved of by various leaders whose united support would be ••"--- instance, ..... „ _ wouldn't care much for the Stassen philosophy, and vice versa. But General Eisenhower committed himself or given pohti cal offense. Maybe he will later. But right now his silence ranks I high among the numerous assets that go to make him a choice political prize. The only other thing that seems able to count against the general ''•!'! at present is the vague fear, which one hears occasionally and vaguely expressed, that a professional soldier in the White House might mean over - emphasis on military matters, over - readiness for war, perhaps even over - emphasis on military dictatorship. Such a fear is hard to reconcile with the affable Kansan's personality, or his serious and repealed a- vowels of his hatred of war. But that vague distrust, and the public ignorance of his political beliefs , * arc about the only visible marks - against him as a possible candidate. On the positive side are his great personal popularity, his great wai record, his creditable work as an administrator in his brief term as head of our military government in Germany, his broad travel anc first - hand knowledge of the world trouble spots, and his personal ac quaintance with the world lead crs. As things look now, you can pu General Ike down as a very tougl .... contestant to beat, whichever party '-" gets him—that is, if either of them been dribbling into the press for two weeks. The War Department contended that many of the allegations made by one of Header's principal witnesses, Col. Francis P. Miller, were unsupported and based upon "gossip" and "hearsay." A proposed investigation was called off after Meader came back •om a four-week tour of central lurope and presented his confiden- al report to the committee. Yield- ig to the advice of the State and Var Departments, which contend- d the inquiry was inadvisable at resent, the six Democratic scna ors voted in a block for cancclla ion. The four Republicans voted to roceed, in the first party-line split n the history of the committee A'hose original chairman was iarry S. Truman. Although the president's head hake obviously blocked any im riediate revival of the investiga ion, Senator Edwin C. Johnsor :D-Colo) told a reporter he though a full inquiry is in order, to clear docs. 000. Whether personal income taxes could be reduced substantially even if the national income remained whore It is has been a matter of sharp dispute. The administration is on record against any reduction. President Truman s argument against tax reduction at this time is that it would be unbusinesslike and uneconomic. Instead, he would economize but continue high taxes for wo principal purposes. The first is o keep money out of competition for scarce goods. The more money and the fewer goods, the higher the jriees. That w"o\'ld be more infla- .ion. The second reason is to divert excess treasury revenue, if any, to debt retirement. Republicans are divided on tax re duclion. House leaders are committed to an across-the-board 20 per cent personal income tax reduction shortly after Congress meets on Jan. 3. Some influential Senate Republicans are more cautious. They argue that the budget should be first balanced. Their economy-first program probably will prevail in the new congress, regardless of coal strike developments. fLi: JLJ uw*i*vf**.j" «v~- ~, „--_,„ „ the exits in the Oakland auditorium last night, cheered speakers who bitterly denounced the police department and insisted the walkout would continue indefinitely until demands against the two struck department stores were met. Earlier, in a radio appeal . ior public support, James F. Galliano, attornye for the AFL Alameda County Labor Council, declared the AFL clerks union had clear majorities at both stores,. Kahn's and Hastings', but that the management refused to negotiate. He also charged that the truck drivers escorted by police through the picket lines were "Strikebreakers :rom Los Angeles." . Meantime.- (Jnarles W. Real, bast, Bay teamster leader who r js president of the AFL California Federation of Labor, denied in Washington a claim by Galiano that Real had authorized the walkout. At the same time Real indicated the strike would continue. "That isn't true," Real said of Galliano's statement in a telephone interview from the capital where he is atcnding labor meetings. "They pulled it while I was on my way to Washington." He said he had talked with representatives of both employers and unions and declared "they are as deadlocked no'.v as they were a month ago. The employer proposals were completely unacceptable. "If that's the best they can do, I guess .this rumpus will go on for awhile." • Mayor Beach called the walkout " a'physical assault" upon the Jury Studies Facts of Lynching By ED BRIDGES Athens, Ga. Dec. 4 —(UP)— A blackboard picture of a four-victim lynching was ready for unveiling today before a mob-hunting federal grand jury. Prosecutors wheeled the board into the jury room as they prepared to call the first witness in an exhaustive inquiry ordered by President Truman. - The witness, J. Lpy Harrison, a farmer, told a sheriff four months ago that members of a white mob ihad taken four negroes from his ,car and shot them to death in a remote swamp 25 miles from here As Harrison recounts details o the massacre of Roger Malcolm and George Dorsey and their wives prosecutors will follow a black i>6ard pattern of the scene and it 'surroundings in South Walton coun dy, Ga., isolated area known IP.eterstown. ., . c , "•iJefCfre entering ; Uie jury roc/m Harrison said: "I don't know damn thing." For the past four months Ham son has steadfastly maintained to score of FBI agents investigatin the case that he did not knov Big Inch Can Transport Gas Within 48 Hours Washington, Dec. 4 (/?).— A con- jressional committee was told today that natural gas to afford a measure of relief from the coai shortage probably will start flow- ng through the Big Inch and Little Inch pipelines within 48 hours. Gardiner Symonds of Houston, Texas, president of the Tennessee Gas and' Transmission company, :old the House Surplus Property Investigating committee his men are already at work on the properties and the gas will be "turned on soon, possibly in a day or two. 1 ' The committee questioned Sy monds while awaiting a response to an invitation to reconversion di rector John R. Steelman to answei Harold L. Ickes who testified Steel man is an "obliging" friend of John L. Lewis. When the gas begins to flow de pends largely on weather condition in southern Louisiana where pip connections are being made, Sy monds said. The- war-built lines run from th Texas and Louisiana gas fields t the New York area. Deliveries will be made first, Sy monds testified, to the Ohio fue as company. He voiced serious doubt that th atural gas can cross the Pennsy ania border. There are possibil IBS of legal difficulties because o ie nature of the easements ol ained when the government bui uge lines for transmission of oil Court rights of people to obtain food and newspapers and to travel by public conveyance. "It is an attempt to push aside the government, created by the people," he said. "It is an attempt to substitue Continued on 1-anc Two e Fines Lewis Found Guilty atiy'o'f the 20-odd nK>b members. Mrs: Jesse Warwick, wife of Monroe, Ga., : Methodist minister, another witness scheduled to appear today, is expected to testify ihat she saw three carloads of men talking near the lynching scene a week before the killings. She was en route to a missionary meeting at a rural' church served by her husband. Among negro witnesses called for today are Moena Williams, uring the war, he said. However he added that he ex- Dects tnat use of the gas in Ohio, parts of Tennessee and Kentucky to ease fuel demands to the eastward. Chairman Slaughter (D-Mo) of he House Committee investigating surplus property telephoned the invitation to Steelman at the White louse but got no immediate accep- ,ance. "I. should think he would want ,o appear, in view of Ickes' testimony," Slaughter commented to reporters. Ickes, self-styled "old curmudgeon," hit Steelman yesterday in the process of assailing miners union .chief Lewis as "our own domestic Hitler." He declared the government might have headed off the coal strike by better handling of^the Big-Inch and Little-Inch war- :buflit.Xi>ipeliries. ...--..; V... - ... The House Committee is studying the question of what permanent use should be made of these lines running 1,500.miles from the Texas Oil fields to the East Coast. The administration announced earlier this week that they will be used as gas conveyors during the coal strike. • The government long ago, Ickes said, should have put the $145,000,000 now idle oil pipelines to transporting natural gas to raise a competitive barrier that might have made Lew,is think twice bofore risking a coal strike. In a sullen mood, United Mine Workers President John L. Lewis leaves the Municipal Court Building in Washington, D, C. after being found guilty on a contempt of court charge for failing to call off the soft coal strike at the court's, request. Lewis was Isft in the custody of his counsel until sentence Wednesday. (NEA Telephoto). Attlee0ffers But, Ickes declared, the War Assets Administration played "drop the handerchief" with these sur- ip the controversy Vleadcr's report. o- arouscd by by French Communist Leader Unable to Win a Majority By JOSEPH W. GRIGG Paris, Dec. 4— (UP)— A bid Communist Leader Maurice Thor- ez for the premiership of France failed today when he was unable to win a majority of votes in the national assembly. Thorez name was the only one presented to the assembly. However, he failed to win the premier; ship when he did not obtain the 310 votes necessary for a majority only 259 Statement on Housing Expected Soon By JpHN W. HENDERSON Washington, Dec. 4 —(/Pi— The White House today promised a statement from President Truman on the controversy over the nous- It Just oGes to Show That Nothing Is Ever Written About Normal People By HAL BOYLE New York, Dec. 4 —(/Pi— Aunt program which reportedly has to a dicision by Housing Ex- in the chamber. Thorez could muster 'Shopping Days To Christmas ' voles, 51 votes short of what was needed. He was supported by both Communists and Socialists but it was indicated some of the Socialists may have abstained or voted against him in the secret ballot. Since the Communists and Socialists together do not muster a majority of the assembly it was necessary for Thorez to win the support of the left Republican union headed by Edouard Herriot in order to be elected. Vincent Auriol, a Socialist, was elected president of the national assembly yesterday. This ppst is comparable to the speakership in the American House of Representatives. With right wing support he defeated Marcel Cachin, the Com- niiiiiisl candidate, a surprise nominee. mi let pediler Wilson Wyatt to resign. Presidential Press Secretary Charles G. Ross said at a news conference the statement would be issued today or tomorrow. Ross was asked what information he had as to whether Wyatt is quitting. There is nothing on Wyalt yet, Ross replied. Another reporter then asked whether the president's forthcoming statement would be an announcement that Mr. Truman is accepting Wyatt's resignation. "I make no forecast," Ross replied. Friends said Wyatt decided to step out rather than accept a compromise in his demands for fuller authority to push the program along the lines he declares arc necessary. The housing chief conferred with President Truman yesterday afternoon for the second time within a week, seeking a decision on his recommendations for future conduct of the housing'program. But officials close to the uHii House said the conference made it clear that there was no longer a possibility of compromise or further negotiations and hence the housing tidminislrulor had uVi-idcd to step clown. Sarah Applcgatc walked into the big Manhattan bookstore. In one corner a bespectacled lecturer lust back from a six-week gulping of Europe was autographing his latest opus—"My World: You Take It." By another shelf a young high school girl was cribbing a few notes for her theme paper in sociology from Dr. Horace Fuddy's new monumental five voluine series "Divorce Among the Ainus." Aunt Sarah moved shyly up to '.he young saleslady at the counter, who was sighing over Poet Eldom Eyewash's latest phalphlet, "Rain After Flower After Seed." The saleslady closed her eyes and dreamily murmured the title poem —her favorite: "First Is The Need, The subtle seed That births the flower- Love's dower. And the rain Is life's pain Whose power Wipes out the flower. And what am 1 and you who read? \Ve are the rain, the flower, the seed. phony bids ation of oil. proposing' transpor- mother of two of the victims P'"s war properties and toyed wnh mother Ot IWO OI inc VlCUmb, I ' l ^ v , nr ,,, hjrts" nrnnnsilll* transnor- George Dorsey and Middle Kate Malcolm. Columbus Dorsey a brother, also is to appear. Also awaiting call is Barney Hester, Jr., Walton county farmer, who accused lynch victim Roger, Malcolm of stabbing him. Malcolm had been released on bond to Harrison, after .being jailed on the stabbing charge, an hour before he was slain. The former interior secretary and tvarlime fuels administrator pro- josed that the committee "summon sefore it the ubiquitious Dr. John R. Steelman, confident of President Truman and long-time friend of John L. Lewis." He called Steelman 'District 51 of the United Mine Workers union." (The UMW has a District 50 We are the need." "I want to buy a book," Au'tt Sarah. said •What kind of a book," replied the saleslady opening her eyes coldly to the crass world. "It's for my nephew Jim. and his wife Mary." "How about this one?" said the saleslady, "Marriage: Snare Or Delusion?" It's going like hot- cakes. Or this new novel — "Six Weeks in Reno and After." "I don't think so—Jim and Mary are haopy," said Aunt Sarah. "Well, I can r e c o m m end 'Screaming Meemies,' the soiry of a lifelong drunk who butchers jus wile while in delirium tremens and repents. Or here's one selling like wildfire—'You Great Bit; Wonderful Mama.' It's an unusual storj of a millionaire centenarian who Iran.sters his uodipuu complex l.u ihorus girl. He loses his money and dies unhappy." "Oh, dear," sighed Aunt Sarah Perhaps you'd like, 'Nightmare in a Straightjacket.' It's about a man who falls in love with a blind girl while they're both in an insane asylum. Or here's one copy left of "Grandma Does It Again.' Something about an old lady that steals her grandson's money, runs off to China with the janitor and dies mopping a hotel floor in Algiers. Not many laughs, but soundly written.' "Not for me," said Aunt Sarah. "The next thing I know you'll be telling me Tom Swift's in jail." "How about this then? — 'Memories of Paradise Flats.' It's been banned in some states, and is it juicy? A guy gets to know everybody in a big apartment house and does he give the lowdown Everyone in the place was a skunk. But he smelled them out." "No thanks," said Aunt Sarah. "Why didn't he let them alone or turn them over to the police?" "Just what do you want?" snapped the exasperated saleslady. "I just want a nice clean story about a married couple who had ordinary problems and worked them out together." "We used to have books like ;hat," said the saleslady doubtfully. "But it's been a long time." "Well by gum" said Aunt Sarah, angry clear down to the tip of her umbrella. "Im going home this minute and write me a book myself, A book about common ordinary folks I've known all my life. If I can't turn out something better than this shelf trash, I'll give which organizes chemical workers and others not engaged directly in coal mining.) Steelman should be asked, Ickes declared, "whether he has ever expressed any interest in the disposition of these pipelines." "If he has expressed such an interest, what has been its details, to whom has he expressed it, and for what reason? "Particularly, he should be asked whether, a short time ago, he called the administrator of the War Assets London, Dec. 4 —(/P)—Prime Minister - Attlee conferred today with Moslem Leaders Mahomed Ali Jin- hah and Uaquat Ali Khan in an effort to break the Moslem-Congress party deadloclif'in India and the re-.suit apparently was not encouraging. •"'.'•' The Indians, an informed source said, told the prime minister that the 90,000,000 Moslems never would agree unreservedly to the complete sacrifice of their political and religious "identity %yhich they believe is involved in Britain's program for Indian Independence. Attlee was said to have replied that, unless the Moslems played their part in achieving political unity in India, not only their own aims but the future peace of the subcontinent, if not of the world, would be threatened by fratricidal strife. An authoritative source said Attlee told Jinnah that Britain would not reopen negotiations for indepen- ripv,,." outside the framework of the existing plan. j matin and his colleague looked discouraged and tired when they left No. 10 Downing street alter the two-hour talk. The Moslems have threatened to boycott the constituent assembly opening Dec. 9 because of a difference on voting procedure with the predominantly Hindu congress party. British sources have described the situation as dangerously near Civil War. The congress leader, Jawaharlal ehru, who saw Attlee yesterday, conferred at the India office with Viceroy Lord Wavell and the cabinet mision members, Lord Pethick-Lawrence, Sir Stafford Cripps and A. V. Alexander. British officialdom honored the Indian leaders at separate dinners <•> Washington, Dec. 4 — (/P)—, The United Mine Workers was fines 13,500,000 and John L. Lewis personally $10,000 today for-contempt' of court in the coal strike but Lewis' escaped a jail tferm. John F, Spnnett, the government . attorney, made his recommenda- ion after Judge Goldsborough aske _ aoth sides for their views : as to ' sentence. . . .: . • , Sonnett said the government believed that the union has • substantial financial resources and that "appropriate punishment" would, be a fine of $3,500,000. Sonnett made no recommendation for a jail sentence for Lewis t _ the only individual defendant. Welly K. Hopkins, union lawyer, • then said: "We would have no views to express, except in the light of the views that first might be expressed by the government." Secretary-Treasurer Thomas Kennedy reported the union's treasury consisted of $13,500,000 at the recent UMW convention. Imprisonment of the union leader would "accomplish nothing" in- the opinion of the Federal Coal Administration, Sonnett told the court. Sonnett also renewed the government's plea for a temporary injunction to replace the restraining: order now outstanding against Lewis and UMW. line original order, dated 18, was '-- i& '- j -* soft coalj t. Goldsb _ whether, the want a permanent InjT Sonnett said such a rec. might be made.later, but a tpnv porary.injunction would suffice "at this time," he believed. , Sonnett told:-thei : .court: ' "Your Honor' will recollect that 14 full days have run between 2:15 p. m. -on qv: 18, 1946, when those defendants' were .served with the court's restraining order, and the date of their conviction. Thus, the fine, considered on a daily-basis would, average-$250,000 per, day." . ."With respect r! to the individual defendant, John L. Lewis," ! it is up apple pie." p appl "Wnat . will you call your book?" said the saleslady. •I'll call it 'The Bobbsev Twins in the Atom Age' if I can't think of anything else," said Aunt Sarah. "Laugh that off, young lady." "I'm not laughing, aunty," said the saleslady. "Bring your book around and I'll buy die first copy. I don't remember when I've read nnyihing about nonnnl people." Administration by telephone to suggest that if the inadequate bid for Liiese pipelines for the alleged transportation of oil were accepted, it would be helpful in settling the coal strike, x x x "When did Mr. Steelman become an expert on oil? Has he written any reports or made any study of the subject. Or has he merely listened to the siren voice of John L Lewis? I wonder. And if he has, why should he listen?" Ickes called Secretary Krug's plan for emergency use of the pipelines "as choice a bit of slick politics as the country has been privileged to see for a long time." Arguing that the lease for temper ary movement of gas "does not constitute even a minor setback to John L. Lewis," Ickes added: "On the contrary, it may prove that he has won an important victory if, as I greatly fear, this temporary lease will serve as a real obstacle to making these government pipelines available for the permanent transmission of gas." • ' ' Q— -Group Named to Promote Medical Harmony '* Little Rock, Dec. 4 —(/P)— The Pulaski County Medical Association announced today the appointment of a committee of six members to foster closer cooperation between the association and the University of Arkansas Medical School. The committee will advise and assist on all matters that concern medical education and hospitali- last night. Industry in U.S, Rapidly Closing Down Pittsburgh, Dec. 4 — (UP>— The nation headed rapidly toward an industrial crisis today as a freight embargo, resulting from the 14- day soft coal strike, left scores of factories with only a few days to operate. More than 1,000,000 workers, 500,000 of them in the automobile industry, faced layoffs next week as a result of the embargo, effective Friday. As the full force of the coal strike bit into the nation's economy there were the following developments: The Ford Motor Company of Detroit announced it would cease all manufacturing at midnight Thursday. Assemblies will shut down a few days after that. An estimated 85,000 production workers will be laid off. General Motors Corporation an nounced it could operate "only a few days .at the most" after the rail embargo goes into effect. GM employs 26,000 hourly-rated work- pose: a suB'stanViat punilrhmeni ha"v- > ing in mind the public interest previously mentioned. l "It-is difficult to advise Your Honor as to what, in tact, would constitute an" appropriate, punishment fo'r 'this, .defe.rid.ant. -. ~,-, "In considering the recommendation which the government should make to this court concerning- 1 thfe, sentence to be imposed on -the de- fcndent, Lewis, we have, of course; consulted with the coal mines administration, which is iii charge of tne mines. "The view of'the coal mines administration, in which we oncur, is that, at this time, a jail sentence for the individual defendant can accomplish nothing toward restoration 'of coal production and might, to the contrary, place a further obstacle on that objective." Official confirmation that such an understanding might be reached •was lacked from any of the top figures in the historic trial. They included President Lewis of the United Mine Workers, Assistant Attorney General John F. Sonnett, and Federal Judge T. Alan Golds? borough who yesterday found Lewis guilty of contempt of his court". The sentencing was scheduled originally for 10 a. m. but for two hours -these or their legal aides conferred behind closed doors,-' sometimes together and sometimes s,ep- arately. Then Goldsborough convened his court at noon only tp have the bailiff announce a three- hour recess. There was a gasp of surprise from the tense spectators at this word. Goldsborough smiled broadly as he left the courtroom. One Justice Department official told newsmen the delay was asked by Joseph A. Padway, AFL general counsel and chief Lewis attor* ney. A Justice Department atorney who sat on the government bench in the court room, but did not participate in the talks in chambers, suggested to reporters that an llth hour effort to end the walkout might be in progress. He added, however, that he had no specific zation at the university hospital here, serving in the same liaison capacity as that of a committee of the Arkansas Medical Society. Appointed 'to the Pulaski association group were: Drs. Dan Autry, Harry Hays, J. N. Compton. J. S. Levy. D, R. Rinehart and O. C. Melson. Scores of other industries planned to halt operations as soon as present storage space is :"illed. The Port of New York faced an almost complete shutdown because of the freight embargo. G. C. Randall, manager of export freight for the American Association of Railroads, said there were only 11,000 carloads of export freight in the city and they would be moved in two weeks. After that, only ships carrying exempted commodities will be loaded. These comprise only about 20 per cent of Uie vessels operating out of New York. knowledge this was the case. Speculation over cause of the delay also embraced possible penalties, since the court had asked both government and UMW attorneys to make recommendations. One government and UMW attorneys to make recommendations. One government source intimated that the government might seek to have a j200,000 a day fine imposed on Lewis and his union for as long as the work stoppage continued. As the morning waned, UMW attorneys left the judge's chambers to talk with Lewis in an anteroom, where the big union leader had been pacing the floor. 'Then"they returned to the judge's chambers and at one minute to noon Judge Goldsborough appeared on the bench to convene court for the purpose of declaring a recess until 3 p. m. In some unofficial quarters it was suggested that the court might conceivably pass sentence, and then suspend its execution pending an appeal of the contempt conviction to the supreme court—on the proviso that the UMW return to work and restoryed the situation of two weeks ago. Reporters asked Joseph A. Padway, A!--, general counsel, if he could explain the postponement. "1 can not tell you anything," he said, "no comment." Lewis likewise said "no comment," as he left the courtroom and entered an elevator. The recess anouncement came 1 Cojttinued from Page One

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