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^sssss^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ h* , H O P I STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Won't Be Easy for Russia to flfeplace Stalin But Reports oft His Health Are Unfounded By beVVlTT MaeKEMZIE AP Foreign Affairs Analyst j Thost rumolrs that Russia's Pre- j ._»_- >,L~ISLL u » ''-'» r j- ill man ccr- or serious con- j. ii\/ov -•* M**-«^» ** M S^ * • toier St.alin i|.a.'v3rj- tttt&.-gtVe patts^ Tor yaersdion. Tf*b fee sure, they haven't been stibstarittiilea in -toy way. On,the contrary, a Soviet embassy spokesman in London ytestery said Stalin "is in the besb-9 f health." Eddie Gilmore, AP chief of "bureau in Moscow, also stated three days ago: "I am reliably informed that there is no basts :"or reports published in Turkey thnt Generalissimo r Stalin is 'seriously ill'. Stalin is , taking a vacation just as he took a vacation at this time last year." Still, the very fact that these reports are prevalent challenges us to speculate on what their significance would be to the world if they were true. We get one interesting slant from John M. .rtigntower AP diplomatic correspondent, re, porting the Big Four foreign min, isters' council proceedings in New York. He says: "Whether Stalin is in failing health, as Turkish reports say and Moscow* and London sources deny. Is a question, which top officials here appear unable vo answer. "What they do know is that for months he has stayed in the background, while Foreign Minister Molotov and other officials took the limelight. This has led to the widely accepted conclusion among top western diplomatic officials here that if Stalin is not in ill health he certainly is becoming the prophet .ind philosopher of Soviet communism rather than its daily director. In either case it is assumed that political power in Moscow is shifting to new hands and that r'-en -*H"n<?b change be most orderly, Soviet leaders are ..._viuus uidL n suouid cume ;ofi in an atmosphere of world calm." Well, that's logical enough. But v v ~ i har-~«r>s p '-"Mn stal>" completely relinquishes the reins, as fie must ao sometime? ,*lnai s me vital question for the rest of the world. We have no ordinary situation here. For' more than a score of years Stalin has been the unchallenged head of a totalitarian dictatorship. His word has been law In a nation covering a sixth of the globe's land surface and .h.wing a population of almost 200.000,000. Whether ybu admire him or dislike him, the fact remains that Stalin is — or has been — one of the most powerful leaders the world ever has known. Whatever strength Russia has developed since the revolution has been due mainly to him. He gave her industrial "power; he created a huge army, and he himself was actual commander-in-chief of the Soviet forces during the late war. He has dictated" Soviet foreign affairs, and he is given credit for having directed the unceasing crusade to communlze the world. Who takes over vhe job? Those who have been worried and fearful because Stalin was in power, will find a bigger anxiety in getting an answer to that, or so it strikes me. What single individual s capable of stepping into the generalissimo's shoes and keeping an iron hand on that great Russian machine which reaches across two continents? Only time will give us the answer. But it won't be easy to replace Stalin without far-reaching effects both at home and abroad: Private Funeral Planned for Famed Stage Actress New York, Dec. 9 — {if)— Private funeral services will be held Wednesday for Lnurette Taylor, 62, noted actress who died Saturday night. Miss Taylor came out of retirement in 1944 to play in "The Glass Menegerie," which closed several nionths ago. Her performance was an ambitious mother in that play won her the 1945 award :.or "best actress of the year" in a poll sponsored by Variety. A native of New York, Miss Tay lor played her first dramatic role in 1903 at the age of 19. She rose to popularity in "Alias Jimmy Valentine" in 1010 and became nn international star in 1912 as a result of her performance in "Peg O' My Heart." Her first husband was Charles A Taylor, playwright. They had two children. Marguerite and Dwight The son is a Hollywood writer. The actress and Taylor were di vorced in 1910. That year she mar ried Hartley Manors, a play wright. who died in 1928. She wil be "buried beside Manners' grav at Woodlawn cemetery. All Arkansas Mines Back in Operation WANTED: TWO COPS Pouehkeepsie. N. Y., Dec. 1 — (<P)— Nobody wants to be a policeman in Poughkeepsie township . The town council recently announced a civil service examination to fill two vacancies in the town police force, which is not connected with the police of the city of Poughkeepsie. Not a single application has been :"iled. Officials consider this strange for the job pays 31,900 annually and they point out. some of the duties is the protcc'.'on of pretty Vassar College girls. o King Solomon is said to have crt the stones for his temple with diamonds. Investigation of Labor Unions Asked By JACK BELL Court Docket Municipal court of Hope, Arkansas, December. 9, 1940. City Docket Fred Scot, possession ot intoxicating liquor for purpose of sale, tried, fined $100.00 notice ot appeal bond fixed at $150.00. Calvin Douglas, possession of intoxicating liquor fur purpose of sale, tried, fined $100.00— Notice of appeal, bond fixed at $150.00. David Glllis, possession of intoxicating liquor for purpose of siile, tried, finod $100.00—Notice of appeal—Bond fixed at $150.00. J. A. Cook, possession of intoxicating liquor tor purpose of sale, tried, fined ,$100.000 —Notice ot appeal— bond fixed at $150.00. Honald Hillard. speeding, forfeited $5.00 cash bond. D. C. Cooper, petit larceny, for- Washington, Dec. 9 (ft*).— -A con- ressionnl investigation of labor rganix.alions to determine whcth- r any of their lenders wields "au- omatic power' 'was proposed today >y Senator Lucas (D-llli as the na- on's coal miners went back to •ork. Lucas told a reporter he intends I 0 urge tlie nc;w Congress to order sweeping inquiry into the whole ield of labor-management rcla- ions to "ascertain which of these abor organizations have dcmocrn- nnP P mnn' 8 » 08 "^ WWCh "^ *"" ** action In ending the mine shut£,. , I- • , u : , down has lessened prospects ior The Illinois senator, who has imtr , ct iiatc passage ot labor legi- jcen regarded by his colleagues as S i a u 0 n when the new Congress 1 staunch supporter of organized conv cncs January H and that the abor in the past, made it plain he i aw makers not only may . move wants to aim such an inycstiga- mol . c s unvly but less drastically, ion directly at John L. Lewis' con- jj ut Se na t or Hickenloopcr (R- trol of the United Mine Work- j own ) told a reporter he thinks a crs. ; number of vital issues remain tin- Lucas, saying Congress ought I solved as a result ot .Lewis] at- not be deterred; in .this because tempt to terminate the miners Fort Smith, Dec. 9 —(#•)—P. K Stewart, commissioner Jor the Ar kansas-Oklahoma coal operatoi association, said today that al mines in eastern Oklahoma anc western Arkansas would be in full production tomorrow. Stewart said operations had begun at all the mines today and the majority of them were producting. The few not producing were en; gaged in cutting and "cleaning up after the recent work stoppage, lie said. A shortage of coal cars at Bokoshe, Okla., was holding up production in that vicinity, Stewart reported. He said that some strip mines in this vicinity began work Saturday afternoon a few hours after United Mine Workers Chief John L. Lewis had ' ordered union members back to work. Lewis called off the mine walkout Saturday, noted/that there may be new difficulties ; in this field next spring if the UMW :?ails to win a new contract by,March 31^ "I definitely believe that, under any circumstances Congress ought to make an investigation of labor movements to find out if they arc democratic or otherwise," Lucas said. "Once the workers know lat the government is behind an tempt to remove autocratic pow- from men like Lewis, they will ot be afraid to demand a voice in IB affairs of their own union," The general feeling among legi- alors appears to be ihat Lewis' The perfect gift for her Christmas. The modern teen-timers of America are crazy about the smart styles of Sue Terry. Give Her One of These New dresses For Her Christmas Candy Lane the government shutdown. and contract the resulting "The threat of recurring situations like this must not be left hanging over the heads of the Ameni-.-in people," the Iowa Senator said. "The issue raised by Lewis' defiance of the government has i.ol been settled, either. The solu lion of those problems must be the first job of the new Congress." Similarly. Senator Wiley (R-Wis) called for ad ion which woulc place the country in a position "where the public interest nevei agnin can be jeopardized by n re petition ot what we have just come through." felted $25.00 and served 1 dny in ' David DcLoney, petit-larceny, forfeited $25,00 cnsh bond and served 1 day in jail. Carl Evans, double parking, forfeited $1.00 cash bond. Fred Harrsfield, double parking, forfeited $1.00 cash bond. Odis Echols, running -a "Stop" sign, forfeited $5.00 cash bond. Dcnsil McCorkle, reckless driv) ing, plea of guilty, fined $25.00. Knrl A. Zinn, drunk and driving, forfeited $25.00 cash bond. Tlic following forfeited a $10.00 cash bond on a charge of disturb ing the peace: J. C. Garland, Buck Hanogan Robert Cooper, Mack McCoy, Bud dy Drown. "O J Pelky, drunkenness, plct of guilty, fined $10.00. Caesar Faulks, drunkenness, plea of guilty, fined $10.00. The following forfeited a $10.00 cash bond on a charge of drunkenness: George Wilson, Elmer H. Gowens, Quillcn Smith, Raymond llalhcoat, Buddy Brown, Milton William!;, Edgar Easterling, Bill Mct.arly, Eddie Royal. Mrs. Karl A. Zinn". Isiah Cornelius. George Primus, resisting arrest, dismissed on Motion Clly Ally. B. Ponder, Possession of intoxicating liquor for purpose of sale, dismissed on motion City Ally. George Primus, drunkenness, dis- nissed on motion City Ally. State Docket Truman Downs, assault & Battery, forfeited $10.00 cash bond. Recce Nelson, possessios of un- taxos intoxicating liquor, plea of guilty, fined $100.00. Chester Stephens, drunkenness, forfeited $10.00 cash bond. The following forfeited a $10.00 cash bond on a charge of gaming: Arthur Bealey, Jeff Willis, Au gusta Phillips, Jimmc Johnson. Dual Party Nominees Questioned By HARRISON HUMPHRES Washington, Dec. P — W')—The Republican House leadership faces this riucstion: When is a Democrat Tuesday, December 10, 1946^ Byrnes, Bevin Fight Against Early Mistakes* By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER New York, Dec. 9 —(/I 1 )—Secretary of Slate .Tamos F. Byrnes.and Mri'iish Foreign Secretary Ktncsl Bcvin today were reported determined to avoid what they consider the mistakes of the Paris Peace Conference system when il comes to drafting a pence settlement, for Germany. Against the indicated opposition*, of Soviet Foreign Minister Vv M> Molotov both the western power ministers were authoritatively described as ready to insist on....the fullest possible hearing for small a Republican? The problem arose in conncc lion with six California congress men, rcgist-.rcd ns Democrats, bu who won both the Democratic ant Republican nominations In the June 4 primary. They uri Heps. Lea, Lngle, Mil ler, llolifield, Elliott and King. Whal Ihe Republican leadorshi hits to decide is whether these sell admitted Democrats arc entitled I sit in on the Republican pary cm ..... r ,* , ._._ ...-^ .. ctis on Jan 2 to choos? a speaker nations on the German sc of the- House, Republican floor cfore Ihe foreign ministers;, coun- Icader and other majority party officials for the 80th Congress beginning the following day. Hep. Case (R-SD), designated lo nail out caucus invitations, told a -cporter that Enp.le had raised the -joint. He added lie will lake il up wilh Rep. Mnrtin (R-Massi who is slated lo become the new speaker of the House. Said Englo: "Sure, 1 raised the question. H was at breakfast in tlic Mouse office building cafeteria. A few of us were talking about the campaign for Republican floor leader, and I said, without cracking a smile, M resent very much not being invitee to attend the Republican caucus'. A secretary to Case was withii earshot. Englc displayed a framed docu ment issued by the California sec rctary of state certifying lha il makes any decision at nil, The issue was scheduled ;-or-dis- ussion and possible decision In to av's council session p. in. C.'s. T.I ns foreign ministers began their Hist scheduled week . ot •neeling here. Also slated for dis- :us.sion soon was Byrnes' prqposa^ o cut European occupation forces jy 020,000 men before April 1." Meanwhile Big-Four subordinates ire working out minor disputed points of Ihe peace treaties- for Italy. Hungary, Rnmani, Bulgaria and' Finland, but not i'or a month will these be ready forsignirtg. At their last session this 'week the Big Four arc supposed lo de- c..<e when they will hold their next meeting. If for some reason they can not agree on plans ior a session i'J* Europe on Germany, the Ireaticsr Topaz, is found in golden, blue, green, pink, violet, and occasion- allv red. 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Sizes 7 to 15. - -Ki- SEE OUR WINDOW Chas, A Haynes Co, Second & Main Quiet Running o? Strai rib^- ', V? Quick-stoppistg safety of "action-fraction" Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Noisy Grapevine Hope Must Keep SPG Industrial Area Hope Star WEATHER FORECAST Arkansas: Cloudy, occasional rain this afternoon, tonight and Thursday; continued warm except cooler In extreme west portion Thursday afternoon. 48TH YEAR: VOL. 48—NO. 50 Stor of Hopo, 1899; Pros' 1927 Consolidated Jonuarv 18. 1929. HOPE ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11,1946 (NEA)—Moans Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. ;AP)—Means Associated Press PRICE 5c COPY Safer extra mileage of more natural rubber Blowout protection of extra carcass sresi COSTS MORE .", . WORTH MORE) Hope, Arkansas Third and Walnut I am informed that at 10:35 o'clock last nignt the night lorce were shooting iirecrackers in front ot the police station. Presumably they were contra band firecrackers taken away from some boy who was violating the city ordinance which,prohibits lir ing 'cm in the downtown district— and tlic police wanted to make sure that the evidence didn't explode in somebody else's face. Memo to N. P. O'Neal: It has been u month since heavy construction was completed on the job ol remodeling the Arkansas Bank & Trust Co. building, yet South Main street continues to be partially blocked by debris. You and J. P. Brundidgc have been debating the law of seven years' adverse possession, but while you two are quarreling over an alley Hope may lose a street! This morning's Arkansas Gazette gloats over the announcement that vVcslinghousc will build a factory in Little Kock to manufacture incandescent lamps. The factory will employ 800 persons. Wcslinghouse purchased a 24-acre site for $70,500. And the same paper announces that Malvern's business men by agreeing to put up a $40,000 building have gotten for Malvcrn a new clothing factory. All of which is by way of telling us here in Hope that industry is on the march, that sonic cities will gel these plants, while others that don't make an effort will get nothing. Usually the most troublesome factor in persuading an industry to establish in your town is finding ; suitable site at a reasonable price It is the one groat stumbling block Tubri. which wrecks the most am bilious plans of chambers of com mcrcc. But Hope has a ready - made factory location zone in the so-cal led "industrial area" of the forme Southwestern Proving Ground. I includes not only 750 acres of Ian but buildings suitable for factorie and the necessary utility lines. All of this will be sold—cither i one piece as a "going concern, 1 o broken down into salvage items. I a salvage project, it means lha he buildings will be lorn down fo their materials and the utilitie wrecked—leaving nothing but scarred and useless Iracl of 7o acres. It is imperative that Hope ac quire this 'industrial area intact- tor it we Ip.t it go by default we will have wrecked any future Chamber of Commerce industrial program and will have advertised to the world that Hope is self-complacent, stupid and afraid. When the 50,000 acre Southwestern Proving Ground was carved out of Hcmpstcad county the process automatically converted much pt this section's land wealth into cash—to which was added several years of industrial pnyrpll while the SPG was a going business. Noy* that the SPG is gone we must face ..his economic fact: . Are we going to put back into a gamble for the industrial luturc some of that easy money we got when we liquidated part of our land wealth; or shall we just shuffle along hoping the economic axe won't fall? Hope has this job to do, and it looks like a reasonable insurance risk for the future of our town and section. Private industry does not like to do business, either by purchase or lease, with the federal government; but if our local people set up an industrial corporation to ' buy this properly from the government we will have something industry sooner or later will wunt, and it will be in the hands ot peu- pie industry is willing to deal with. Civil War Threat in Province of Iran Averted Use of Surplus Funds to Aid State Hospital By SAM SOUKI Tehran, Dec. 11 —(UP)— The Iranian war ministry announced today that a two-day "civil war" ended when the leaders of Acrbai- jan notified the Central govcn- mcnl they had decided to bow to its decision to send in troops to supervise the elections in the pro vincc. Gen. Senhod A. Ahmodi, Iranian War Minister, said he received a 2 p. in. a message from Jaafai Pihscvari, leader of the semi-auto nomous Acrbaijan regime, an ouncing the decision to capitulate i the Tehran demands. Premier A h m o d Ghavam' oops had pushed deep into Acr aijan in the Iwo days since they ivuclcd the province, which was ccupicd by the Russians during 10 war and had been subjected to renter or lesser Soviet influence. The official reports indicat- d that the civil war over ovorcignty in Acrbaijan had cen averted after only eompara- .vcly minor skirmishes. Ahmcdi informed foreign envoys ere of a message irom Acrbai- nn. The latest reports said jhavam's troops had passed bc- fond the Ghnflankuh ranges of Vlliidlalong the provincial bordci ind were headed 'or Tabri, capi- al of Acrbaijan. Gen. All Rasmnra, chief o: staff, said troops operating from enjan and Takab reached Mia icn, the first big town beyond the -provincial obrdcr on the road lo Tabri. "The Zcnjan column penetrate: through the Gharlankuh pusses which is the doorway to Aerbai jan," Rasmarn said. "This decid cd the Aerbaijan leaders to an nounce their decision to submit I the Central Government." He said the Zenjun column woulc continue on from Mainch to Tabr while other units fanned throng the province and took up posts i'o the supervision of the forlhcomin elections to the Iranian parliamcn Small units will be delache along the way and dispatched i various localities, where the task o disarming the civilian populatio \vill begin .as^a prelude to the elec- .ions, Rasmara said, o- Littlc Rock, Dec. 11 —(/I 1 )— The prc-scssion legislative joint budget :ommittcc is considering the possibility of using surplus Welfare De- parlmcnl funds lor maintenance and improvement of the slate hospital. Senator Ernest M.'incr of Hot Springs advanced the proposal ot the committee's session yesterday. He contended that use of, the de narlmcnt's current surplus of nearly $6,500,000 for state hospital and other public institutions' needs would be legal under provisions of the 1945 stabilization act. The act, he said, permits use of the JXinds for "hospitalization of the indigent .sick." A sub-commillcc was appomlcd to invcsligale the proposal. The Welfare Department's budget request of $19,134,340 :cor the 1947-40 biennium was slashed lo $12,084,580 by the committee. Budget requests from the stale hospilal and the state police dc- arlmenl were lo be heard today. o Blonde Agent Gets Goods on Columbians By ED BRIDGES Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 11 — (UP) 'hrce more stalwarts of the Co umbians, Inc., race-baiting so icty, offered lo "expose" ;iims arbilions and objcclivcs of thci caders loday bul il appeared thei offers would be rejected. Yesterday, Attorney Gen. Eu ;cne Cook disclosed affidavits o 'wo young Columbians implicalin he four-month-old organization ii a Hitler-like plot to take over In government of the United States The plot allegedly included impor' ation of a private arsenal iror Germany, via New York. The three ncsv "converts" approached Solicitor General E. F. Andrews of Fulton (Atlanta) superior court, but il was indicated he would reject their offers because he probably will subpoonae them anyway to tcslify before a grand jury Friday. Andrews will ask the jury Plane Carrying 32 Marines Is Long Overdue Seattle, Dec. 11 —(/P)—A twin cngined transport plane carrying 32 men and last reported Hying in foul wealner was sought-today by the army and navy and .joresl rangers in Ihe gurrcd terrain skirting Cascade mountains. The marine corps transport plane n R5C, has been missing since :15 p. m. (EST) yesterday. The plane was one of six which eft San Diego, Calif., al 1:36 p. m. EST) ycslerday on a nonstop light to transfer a marine corn-; onlingenl to Scatlle. The flight ncoLinlercd bad weather jn Orpi;uii and southwest Washington. Four anded al Portland. One made )l afely to the Sand Point naval'air lation here. The missing plane last was .con-1 ; acted when the pilol wirelessed he Tclcdo range station, a few miles south of Chehalis, Wash., and was cleared to next communicate with the powerful Civil Aeronautics Administration station al Everett, Wash., said Comdr. P. D. Duke, Sand Poin operalions officer. The Tolcdp range slation reported it cleared the plane xo :dy ingncr, due to icing conditions it was encountering al 1,000 feet. Thoreauer il was silent despite fratic efforts of navy, army and CAA radio, stations, Commander Duke added. When it finally became apparent the ship could be listed as "missing" rather lhan merely "overdue," Ihe navy appealed to news services and radio slalions Grave Warning Low Court to Lay Off Lewis, Await Decision Washington, Dec. 11 —(/P)— Federal Judge T. Alan Goldsborough oday anproved an agreement be- ween government and John L. ..ewis attorneys to delay until lale January any further lower court action againsl the United Mine workers growing out of the recent coal trike. The joinl slipulalion approved by Judge Goldsborough provides that any further litigalion be deferred unlil len days after the supreme court hears arguments on the appeal of Lewis and the miners from their contempl conviclions in Goldsborough's court. The appeal is due to be argued Rockefeller Offers Sum With Which to Buy UN Site Lake Success, N.-Y., Dec. 1 1— (/P)— John D. Rockefeller, Jr., today offered the United Nations n gift of $8,500,000 with which to purchase a large tract of land in midtown Manhattan for a permanent site. In a letter and memorandum read to the U. N. permanent headquarters committee by Warren B. Austin, chief .United Stales delegate, Rockefeller stated he had obtained a" firm offer 1 'for property located between First Avenue X -V Cropromise to Hasten UN Plan of Disarmament By FRANCIS W. CARPENTER / Lake Success, N. Y., Dec. 11 — ""' (/P)— A powerful United Nations', committee was reported authorita- 1 lively loday to have dropped a con-'r 1 troversial British proposal for a world-wide troop and armaments count in a sudden compromise ; move to break a jam holding ,up ; a general disarmament resolution. .' •f\ This settlement of the major dif-'* - °l ficulty confronting the United Na- NewYork was-prepared to give tl * bl | fter last nightV< to the U. N. the balance of a cily t - session was understood to^ UI^-L. ™ ,..v,, n v, »,,= «,« purchase g e>con * dmonal upon . its accep tance* .. by, Ihe United States, Great Brit-^ He added that he predicated his a j nt an( j Soviet Russia, "''—.the land purchase on as- However,'the . representatives' of , , . ««* i»..~^s New York City would I,. n op < - .... was signed by nermil Ihe U. N. to use the entire I"™.,, 1 - J°hn Srea without restrictions and would ^f 0 ',.,— d l s T r ™menr'acW P Ted | by Welly K. Hopkins Joseph^! \£^ s £?p&sVV^sl V^ 0 ^' ""' '*" '"™ **"* Padway and six olher United Mine river f ron t a gc between 42nd and| u , rE £° Workers' attorneys for the Lewis 48ih slreels. Hinging on Ihe appeal are fines claret g lo ' be° free 6 of all- federal, armarnent of $10,000 on, the UMW president and sta te laxes. Action must ; be P ^ per tnd~av "the "result of Their'f | and $3,500,000 on the union . taken within 30 days from Dec. 10.1 p " m._CST today the result of their £ and and Franklin belween D. Roosevelt drive Forly-Second anc Forty Seventh streels. He said the cost of the property would be $8,500,000. Rockefeller said he had already received assurances the city New York was- pre] to the U. N. the bal; block on which his included two small plots. e sid r esi a to Paul-Hen-, i They/* chiefs* • sub-commitlee at 2. to BY *AMES THRASHER Off - the - Record Opinions Elliot Roosevelt's reply to the Electrical Expansion Handicapped By WARREN MCNEILL : Washington, Dec. 11 —(/I 1 ) T- Arkansas rural electric cooperatives are handicapped in meeting farmers' seasonal demands and in attracting the small industries by their present contracts with the Arkansas Power and Light Company, the manager of one of them said today. Paul Jones, manager of the Riceland Electric Cooperative of Stult- garl, Ark., is here for u conference of cooperative officials wilh officials of Ihe Rural Elcclrificalion Ad- minislralion. Ho said, in an interview, that the question of Iheir contracts wilh private power companies was a topic of primary interest in discussions among the cooperative officials from both Arkansas and Louisiana. The problem is especially acute in the Sluttgarl area, Jones said, because Rice growers need a large amount of power for irrigation pumping for limited periods during the year. The cooperative has difficulty meeting this demand, he said, because its contract with xhc power company requires il to pay throughout the year for G5 percent of the amount of power used during the month when its demand is heaviest. Jones said that il was also "impossible 1 'for his cooperative and others in a similiar siluation to sell power lo small industries wanted for their area to balance the state's agricultural economy because of the "dual rule" system in Iheir contract. II explained that while the cooperative is given a favorable rale drop all other business Friday and consider indicting Columbian President Emory Burke and Founder- Secretary. Homer L. ^Loomis on charges-ofrdriciting to-riot,-Another Columbian, whosd name was Withhold, may.•bp-Undicled.lpr illegal possession of dynamite.' The Columbian confessors, James Ralph Childers, 18-ycars-old today, and Lanier Waller, s:.iid the un-namcd Columbian bought dyna mite and plotted to blast a Negro house the night before a .Negro house actually was dynamited here. The confessions were made ir New York Dec. 2 and 4 to Prof James H. Sheldon of the non-sec larian Anti-Nazi League after the youths were persuaded to Columbian activilics by - lo ask clues from Ihe public. Duke said the plane had fuel sufficient lo keep here in the air some 4 1-2 hours beyond her scheduled arrival time which was 8:06 p. m. yesterday. The navy public relalions office I San Diego said Ihe missing Irans orl carried a crew of three and privates and a sergeant mill- Try policeman as passengers. The men had seabags and full back acks. Their names were nol ivulgcd. The navy planned an serial carch at dawn, weather permit ing, and the army's Me ,Chord ield,,near Tacoma, ordered rescue planes to take off early today also. secret agent working rcvea a blonde for Uv league. The prclly agent, Renee Forrest 24, of New York, posed as a Fas cist, joined the Columbians an worked for a week as secretary v Loomis and Burke. She photo graphed records on microfiln With serious mien, Bernard M. Baruch addresses UN . Alomic Energy Commission at Lake Success, N. Y., warning against delay in outlawing alomic warfare. He urged adoption of his plan for control ol atomic energy. Old Mexico Film Shown Kiwcmians The Rev. Wm. P. Hardigrce presented a recent movie production by Missouri Pacific R. R. Co. of travel in Old Mexico and Mexico City. Preceding the piclure Rev. Hardigree made interesting remarks in regard to travel in Mexico, commenting on the civilization, scenic beauty, Mexico City and some of the things of interest in this great city. The picture was one of scenic beauty being in technicolor which *,„,„.,.« .... - was very fine due lo the great var- wilh a cigarcttc-lighlcr-sizc cam- icty of colors in Mexican coslume. Carrie Spragins Succumbs in Hope Hospital Miss Carrie Chester Spragins, 76 of Mt. Holly died at a local hospilal Tuesday night, following a short illness. She is survived by three brothers, C. C. Spragins of Ihis cily and Robert and Thomas Spragins of Ml. Holly. ,__ Funeral services will be held at Mt. Holly Thursday morning al 10 o'clock. With Ihe Reverend Dave Shcppcrson of El Dorado in charge. Burial..will be in. Ml. Holly .cemetery, ' . ;•'••• Lawyers were of Ihe opinion Ihat the Supreme Court will reguire no more than Iwo weeks lo conclude Ihe case there. Still pending before Goldsborough's court is a molion by Ihe union to dismiss the government's request for a declaratory judgment and notice of application for an appeal to the courl of appeals. The declaratory judgment would provide a determinalion by the :ourt on whelher Lewis was within his legal rights in terminating the miners contract with the Army to Lift Marriage Ban in Germany consultations. The committee, which needed agreement on only one paragraph.' to complete a resolution calling'loiv general arms reduction and prohi- * bition of alomic weapons, became, snarled shortly after it met over] the proposal made last night by* Sir Hartley Shawcross, British delegate, to the assembly for a, count of all weapons and instruments of war. Frankfurt, Germany, Dec. 11 -1 Then, it was L reported, Spaakap-; ±" A %p O ,iesman for Gen. Joseph pealed to the committee ior action, govern- £ McNarne? said tbdav that the I suggested that the troop count* ' ment at midnight, Nov. 207 Prohibition against American sol idea be dropped and that Ihe reso- II was this act that touched oH gf^bition agamst American f°M lution alrea ^, agreed . Upon be sub j the 17 day strike _- since the ^ bm f iftreyd within 15^days, with mitted unanimously. . miners' policy is not to work with- w ° ut '^,. De ' ""!? a H O ns The committee finally accepted out a contract Last Saturday The surorise decision will allow Spaak's proposal and agreed to Lewis, ,n. effect, ordered the con-1 hu^CT^sigfy^thou sand s? of tne compromise way out of the tract restored. The contempl proceedings grew out of Lewis' ignoring of a tem- " l ° girls : ster SDO kes- - lice lo Ihe government that he intended lo lerminale the conlracl Nov. 20. Newsweek magazine account of his alleged statements al a reception in Moscow raises an interesting question about the scope und sanctity of off - the - record utterances, and the legitimacy of news. The Newsweek article credited Mr Roosevelt with some opinions which, to say the least, were nr- icsling. The story has it that he charged the United Stales government, among other things, with doing nothing to advance the cause of peace; wilh being m the United Nations purely for selfish, imperialistic reasons; and with welching on ils Tehran, Yalla und Potsdam agreements. Mr. Roosevelt says he was mis- ._ = riuoted though he declines to speci- for power which it retails Ior farm fy how. He also says that he had)use, it cannot furnish current for made it plain thai his remarks inrinuti-inc rwcmit nt n hiuhor rate. were off the record. "Off the record" is a safety signal thai has its legitimate uses. It is employed when a speaker wishes to give the press some , bacK- cround information that might involve national security or expose honest but confidential mailers to the light'of publicity. H is useful to newspapermen in making predictions of events or actions which are still in a formative state, and whose premature publication m full detail might jeopardize the Continued on Page Iwo industries except at a higher rate. The industrial rate, Jones said, makes il impossible for the cooperative to serve industries profitably U J U . Childers and Waller said the Columbians had a "lynching list" topped by Editor Ralph McGill of the Atlanta Constitution, Rep. Helen Douglas Mankin, D. Ga., and Assistanl Attorney Gen. Dan Duke. McGill and the Atlanta Journal have fought Ihe anil-Ne- gro, anti-Jew society, Mrs. Mankin has made speeches against them, and Duke dug up much of the evidence given to Solicilor Andrews for grand jury examination. o Midwestern States Sight Meteorites Omaha, Dec. 11 — (/P)— Blazing meteorites, which astronomers said were part of an annual shower from the Gemini constellation, wore sighted during hours of darkness yesterday by five mid-western states. Before dawn, the sky was brilliantly lighted for a 250-mile strelch belween McPherson, Kas., and Garden City, Kas. At Garden City, Mexican flowers and their national sport of bull fighting. Guests were: Frank King, J. H. Jones, Ollis Dcnney, Wake Hamilton, C. A. Ar- milagc. Number of Sugar Stamps fo Become Valid Is Secret Washington, Dec. 11 (/P).— OPA officials said today they will keep secret until January 1 the number of the new sugar ration slamp which will become valid then to pre vent users from "spending" it in advance. The new slamp will be good for five pounds of sugar from the xirsl of the year until April 30. Current individual slamp no. 51 and home canning slamps 9 and 10 will expire December 31. Althougn OPA said yesterday a second stamp also might be va- Ijdated -during the firsl quarler of 1947, Department of Agriculture officials said Ihey doubted this could be done before April 1. By that time the size of next year's sugar crop and of Cuban imports can be taken into account. Admiral Says Another War Would Be for Survival of Masses of Civilization at a rale competitive with lhal charged in areas served by privale power companies. A new contract, which is under discussion'with the Arkansas Power and Light Company this week, would enable the cooperatives to serve initial processors of agricultural comrholilics with any amount of power, Jones said, but slill would make the higher rate apply lo any other user of more than 40 kilowatts. Jones said that he and others at the meeting were discussing among themselves and with REA officials possible ways of dealing wilh these problems. Kas., freight handlers reported hearing a roar accompany Ihe flashing light. At McPherson, a long, white trail of smoke hung in a windless sky for 30 minutes aflci the meleorile passed. Last night reports of sighlint meleoriles came irom such seal lered points as Omaha, Springfield 111., Des Moines, Topeka, Kas., and Joplin, Mo. Some persons de scribed the meteoriles as having "a bright greenish hue with pur- head" and others said Ihey appeared as "a pale green ball, with a very bright red tail." Although the sight was observed at approximately the same time last night in Springfield, 111., and By HAL BOYLE New York, Dec. 11 —OT— Vici Admiral Daniel E. Barbcy thinks he United States might "suffei ivc million casuallies within a Sew lours" in the event of a future surprise attack against it with mass desclruclion weapons. "But they couldn't knock us out," said the commander of the fourth fleet and veteran of 63 landings in the Pacific," and within a matter of hours our reprisal attacks would large scale." that America oc underway on a Barbey believes has at least a ten-year edge over other countries in the produclion of rive out the invaders. Barbey. who feels Ihat United Nations'progress makes such a AMI- highly hypothetical, said iha ;ven it such a situation came to pass no big land armies by Amer ca would be needed. "Nor would we find il necessary to bomb Paris, Antwerp or Rome," he continued. "By atom-bombing Leningrad, Moscow, Kiev, Odessa, and other main communications centers we could isolale the Russian armies in Western Europe from their supplies — and keep them isolated." "Whal would happen then? "If the subjected peoples CIO Galls for Part of'Lush' Profits By CHARLES H. HERROLD Washington, Dec. 11 —(UP) — The CIO threw into into its. wage drive today an independent analysis claiming that "lusn" 1946 corporale profils of $25,000,000,000 justified immediate 25 per cent wage increases to workers — without new price increases. The report, enlilled "a national wage policy for 1947," was prepared by Robert R. Nathan associates at the request of the CIO. Nathan is a former deputy director of the Office of War Mobilia,ion and reconversion. Nathan's report said the present balance belween wages and profits is unsound and warned that 'unless there is an immediate increase in wages or a sharp drop in jriccs ,we are flirting with col- apse," But there is no evidence lha Business will cul prices before a depression, he added, and laboi Lhorefore should nol Jorego needec wage increases at this time. He said corporate business as a whole could grant 25 per cent raises with out having lo boost prices. A CIO source said CIO unions would use the report as ammunition in their campaign to win "subslanlial" 1947 wage increases in Ihe steel, automobile, electrical, rubber and other important industries. Nathan headed the OWMR staff which in Oclober of 1945 compiled ermitled only when the soldiers were about leave Germany. McNarney told a news conie, a week ago there would '.' change in the ban, but Eyst«| the general. Jiad.,. iichangetf mind 1 ' to; -'Y" : ' " " ^'' " a break." ' • Eyster said every German who-might be .permitted:, to 1 marry an American .'and 'enter the,' United States as a "German war bride',' would be investigated thoroughly for Nazi, sympathies.'" " ' " •'•: ' "——0——•— : !• delemma -in this .manner: The adopted resolution calls upon the- member stales ' and the security council to . reporl to the ' iexi 1 assembly just what has been [dn.e" to implement /-provisions? in ' e resolution' relatih'gi-to.'redu'cing" " * and^the wilKdrawal.of troops flien lands.; ,,,*'" 'X • '' e the 1 rne'itirfgLthe "United fan»H 4h«i ^'Hnn'tfurnufi 1 ' nos'r ose : Well-Know* Hope Woman Succumbs Mrs. J. A. Henry, a resident of Hope since 1902 died at a local hospital at 9;30 following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Henry was an active member of the First Methodist church and one of the founders of the Hope and Hempstead county library. For years she served as chairman of the Women's division of Arkansas Tubercular Seal sales in Hempstead counly and was aclively idenlified Red Cross and Club work. Born Susan Frances Harris, daughter of the late P. A. and Phila Harris of Waldo, Arkansas, she was married to Dr. J. A. Henry in 1891. She is survived by one son, Tully Henry of this cily. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday aflcrnoon at the First Methodist church with the Reverend J. E. Cooper in charge. ,. .. of the world'immediately". 'If the three great powers agree on the compromise plan, it was said, the whple'resolution can be completed in ten .'rnin,utes this af terrioon and 'the assembly can act ..Members of Britain's delegation to the United Stales said the Unil ed States could forestall immedj ate disclosure by using the veto ii the U. N. security' council. Bu American representatives did no share this view. .' -.'-• This vital issue was raised as Russia and Great Britain agreed "in principle" last night in U. N, assembly plenary session at Flushing Meadow Park on a vast pro? gram enveloping arms reduction and a world-wide troop census with on-the-spol verification checks of 411 forces and armaments. In a resolution calling for all members of the United Nations report on their armed forces at lome and abroad by Jan. 1, Britain submitted an amendment to! establish an inspection commissioti 1 to verify these reports. Russia insisted that this include armaments also, to which Britain agreed. This is the lext of Ihe new Brilish proposal: "The general assembly recom mends immediate establishment oj an international supervisory conv mission, operating within ihe framework of the security council but in its-operation not subject to the veto of any power on the se- weapons of mass The conferences will continue Omaha, Neb., an observer at through Saturday. Officials from Yerkes observatory, Williams Bay. Wi«fnn«in lnwn Illinois. Missouri. \A7i L . coiri if -\,ruc Hnuhlfiil -ihnl Ihp Shopping Doys ••• ^M • i • . - " -• ' Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas and New Mexico arc at- .ending. o Alley Case Continued to January 14 by Chancery Court In Chancery courl yesterday at the Hempslead Courlhouse Ihe al ley case was continued until Jan uary 14. The suit involves the Old Arkansas Bank Building. Property holders are seeking to prevent N.P O'Neal from closing the passage way. ' ... Wis., said it was doublful that Ihe same meteorite was seen in both jlaces, since most are burned out jy atmospheric friction in "a irac- ion of a second to five seconds." Prof. Oliver C. Rollins, University of Nebraska astronomer, said the to Kas. meteor was scheduled appear from Dec. 10 to 12. Manv persons in Topeka, were alarmed at Ihe phenomenon, and called newspapers and police Reports were prevalent in Lincoln Neb., thai an explosion, which caused houses lo shake and win dows to rattle, followed the light Astronomers, however, said most meleoriles were sighled al au average dislajice pi 50 miles. "They arc a praclical monopoly. But we must keep planning ahead. He says this military advantage is the strongesl bohind-lhc-scenes argument for the success of the United Nations. If another war does come, however, Barney said, "it would not be a duel between gentlemen, but a war for the survival of the masses of civilization." He said he could see no reason or emphasizing possible attacks over the north pole. He thoughl il nore likely thai a foreign enemy vould "send oul a dozen or so sub- narines and alpm-bomb our easl- ern coaslal cilies from scattered positions hundreds of miles out in he Atlanlic." Rockels carrying alomic war- :ieads could be fired even while Ihe submarines were submerged, he added. •Bul our retaliation would be swift, unavoidable by the enemy and more damaging — if we keei our strength," said Barbey. The admiral took issue wilh those who believe lhal in the event of a war with Soviet Russia the Russians would move huge infantry masses into western Europe and seize such centers as Rome, Anl- wern and Paris in the hope thai we would nol atom-bomb these 1 UVtltV'blulI \J* •"• ...-- ,1 _ * .-• i I destruction. I maincd true to their political bc- iet's, they would soon rise and dc- troy these masses of Russian ioot roo'ps, cul off from ammunition, uel and ideological support from a report stating that industry could absorb a 24 per cent wage increase and still make rerord profits. His new report emphasized two main points: (1) Workers have suffered a substantial loss in take- home pay despile 1946 wage increases, and (2) Industry now is able to absorb substantial new wage increases. Nathan said the weekly take- home pay of automobile workers declined from $59.42 to $53.12 between Jan. 1945 and Oct. 1946, and steel workers 1 earnings were down from $55.04 lo $50.28. The only offsetting development, he said, was that lower-paid workers received relatively large wage increases. Thus, the weekly lake- home pay for general relail merchandise store workers rose from $22.31 to $28.57 between Jan. 1945 and Oct, 1946. Lumber workers' earnings went up from $33.72 to $38.79 and canning workers i'rom $31.69 to $41.54. He estimated that 1946 corporate profits before taxes have reached $25,000,000,000. He said this equals the best war year; is more than 2 1-2 times the 1929 volume of pro fits and nearly five times the 1936 39 average profit volume. After taxes, he said, corporate profits are approaching $15,000,000, "utter- 1" without earlier precedent in oui national experience." Nathan said that by accepting the 1936-39 rate of net return on tales, all corporations would be '"liTThat ca w s'e,'irEurope really i able to grant wage increases at ai heir own country. The Russians couldn't adapt ocal production facilities in time o save themselves. No modern army can live off the land in the nanner of Genghis Khan. It will disintegrate instead into a bow and arrow army, which the civilians could cope with. "Germany supported her armies with slave labor. But the laborers worker in Germany in German industries." . Barney said only one thing could change this picture . "If western Europe is inherently Communistic and the occupied countries joined the invaders instead of resisting them, then the Russians would succeed. They would in effect simply move their capitals to Home or Paris. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery. Pall bearers will be-Active: Terrel Cornelius, Max Cox, Paul Sims, Dr. F. D. Henry, T. S. McDavitt, Sam Warmack, Talbol Field, Jr., and Frank Drake. Honorary: C. C. Spragins, R. M. LaGrone, Sr. Lloyd Spencer, Syd McMalh, Roy Anderson, O. A. Graves, Dr. L. M. Lile, George Cannon, John P. Cox, Lamar Cox, E. L. Archer, Gifford Byers, Talbol Field, Sr., of Texarkana Edgar Briant, King O'Leary of Lil- lle Rock, Jim Henry of Dallas, E: Tomlinson of Fordyce, Oscar Olfs of Liltle Rock, William Ross of Litlie Rock, Lawson Ellis of Saraloga, af.vd George Crews and Harrison Shepard of Hoi Springs, o Hitler Henchman Reported Hiding in South America Stockholm, Dec. 1 1— (IP)— The ewspaper Arbetet asserted in a opyright slory today thai Marlin iormann, Hitler's deputy who was ondemncd to death in absentia at he Nuernberg trial, was hiding omewhere in South America. (Numerous reports of the same friendly capitals and so would again require a giganlic expedition- ,, ary force and years of lighting to ures. wanted Communism, there would be no point in further fighting. vVe couldn't impose our system on them. Asked whether, if the nations disarmed, any country could secretly construct weapons of mass destruction despite the vigilance of investigative commissions., Barney replied: '•Tn iv opinion, We would learn in lime lo lake counter mcns- annual rate of $11,250,000,000. they accepted the 1936-39 rate o return of net work, they grant $17,000,000,000 in wage increases. counc annua o- CAPITAL TO CLOSE Little Rock, Dec. 1 —(/P(— OJ fices in the capilol building wi be closed from noon Dec. 24 unt 8 a. m. Dec. 27 in observance o Christmas, Secretary of Stale C.C Hall has announced. curity council, which shall be en- tilled by the agents of any nations acting in ils behalf to verify and confirm on the spot any or all information submitted in accordance with any requirements of the gen eral assembly or the security couri cil as to troops and armaments. "When this supervisory commis sion is established the member stales shall be required to subrrii full parliculars on armaments differ'enl calegories as well armed forces." Soviet Foreign Minisler V. Mololov argued Ihat this would effect "revise the charter" by abol* ishing use of the veto. , British Delegate Sir Hartle; Shawcross explained that thi meant the velo could nol be us.et afler the commission had been! eslablished and said Russia pre* viously had agreed in the arma* ments reduclion proposal that con* trbl and inspection would be Jreel of the veto. ype have arisen since the fall of Berlin, where Bormann was be- ieved by many to have died aboul he same lime as his chief.) The Arbelet said Bormann passed through Ihe Swedish porl of Malmo on the night of last Oct. 3 with a Dutch passport bearing the name "Van Clothen." The newspaper charged thai a Nazi group hoped to prepare a ' ' collaboration with others in South comeback in Bormann and America. Testimony Reveals Nazi Victims Were Singled Out Nuernberg, Germany ,Dec. 11 — ;/Pj— Prosecutor James McHanej introduced loday records showin J Nazi doctors singled out certaii concentration camp victims to un| dergo experiments until they died! Letters from Dr. Sigmund Rasl cher, who committed suicide, iml plicated at least three of the physil cians among the 23 now standing 1 trial before a United States wai] crimes courl for the inhuman ex| periments, JEWEU CASE POSTPONED Frankfurt, Germany, Dec. 11 (If)— Complaining that he had been denied a fair opportunely to prepare his defense, Col. Jack W. Durani today won a five-day postponement of his court martial on charges of participating in the then of the jewels. $1.500,000' Hesse family STATE MJNES OPEN Little Rock, Dec. 11 —(IP)— Slat- Labor Commissioner M. E. GOSJ reports that shipments of coal hav< begun leaving, weslern Arkansas reopened mines following the re turn of work of JJnited Mine Work! «rs. Some mines had to be cleanedf he said.

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