•U-w.Su.3 lU.-, -A -H~,-V. v<- *t- tr 13*** rt^^ H O P 1 STAR, HOP B, ARKANSAS Won't Be Easy for Russia to fbplace Stalin But Reports His Health Are Unfounded F fe By DeWITT MacKENZIE AP Foreign Affairs Analyst i Tho&fe rurho!rs that Russia's Pre- tnier Stalin i&.ft/Vpry ill man cer- lithly give pause Tor serious con- sTderaUcm. $b b'e sute, they haven't been suBitaHtialea-in imy:.;vyay. On the cbmrary, a Soviet^ -ombassy spokesman in London, yesteryi said Stalin "is in the bes,t-,pf he«Uh." Eddie Gilmore, AP chief of bureau in Moscow, also stated three days ago: "I am reliably informed that there is no basis :'or reports published in-Turkey that Generalissimo „ 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 hf! to the world i£ they were true. We get one interesting slant Jfrom John M. Higntower AP diplomatic correspondent, ve- f 'porting the Big Four foreign iTiin- ^ isters' council proceedings in New York. He says: "Whether Stalin is in failing health, as Turkish reports say and MoscoWtand London sources deny, Is a question, which top officials here appear unable io 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 and 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 "pnri that r"en th^n«b orange be most orderly, Soviet leaders are • ^.viuUs mat it sncuud come. t ofi n an atmosphere of world calm." Well, that's logical enough. Bu y -^"' har-""s '-"^fin St.al"" com pletely relinquishes, the reins, as ne must ao sometime? /Inai s tne vital question for the rest of the •world; We have no drdihary situation here. For' more .than a score of y.ears Stalin has been the unchallenged head of a totalitarian dictatorship. His word has been law h a nation covering a sixth of the globe's land surface and having 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 communize the world. Who takes over the job? Those vho have been worried and fear- ul because Stalin was in power, vill find a bigger anxiety in get- ing an answer to that, or so it trlkes me. What single individual s capable of stepping into the generalissimo's shoes and keeping an ron hand on that great Russian machine which reaches across two continents? Only time will give us he answer. But it won't be easy o replace Stalin without far-reaching effects both at home and abroad! Private Funeral Planned for Famed Stage Actress New York, Dec. 9 — (/P)— Private funeral services will be held Wednesday for Laurette Taylor, 62, noted actress who died Saturday night. Miss Taylor came out of retirement in 1944 to play in "The Glass WANTED: TWO COPS Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Dec. 7 — (/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 filed. Officials consider this strange for the job pays $1,900 annually and they point out, some of the duties is the protection of pretty Vassar College girls. o King Solomon is said to have cut the stones for his temple with diamonds. lll^ill lit -14/n-x LU pinj *•» j. nv. »-• .».^.». Menegerie," which closed several rrfonlhs ago. Her performance was an ambitious mother in that play won her the 1945 award :.or "oest actress of the year" in a poll sponsored by Variety. A native of New York, Miss Taylor played her first dramatic role in 1903 at the age of 19. She rose to popularity in "Alias Jimmy Valentine" in 1910 and became an 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 playwright, who died in 1928. She will be buried beside Manners' grave at Woodlawn cemetery. o All Arkansas Mines Back in Operation Fort Smith, Dec. 9 —OT—P. R Stewart, commissioner :'or the Ar kansas-Oklahoma coal operators association, said today that al mines in eastern Oklahoma anc weslern Arkansas would be in fu production tomorrow. Stewart said operations had begun at all the mines today and the majority of them were producting. The few not producing were engaged in cutting and "cleaning up after the recent work stoppage, he 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. .. omatic power' 'was proposed today y Senator Lucas (D-I11) as the na- on's coal miners went back to vork. Lucas told a .-,— --. - o urge the nc.w Congress to orclei sweeping inquiry into the whole ield of labor-management rela- ions to "ascertain which of these abor organizations have dcmocra- ic processes and which are run by Court Docket I Municipal court of Hope, Arkansas, December.9, 1940. City Docket Fred Scot, possession of intoxicating liquor for purpose of sale, tried, fined $100.00 notice of 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. Investigation of Labor Unions Asked By JACK BELL Washington, Dec. 9 (/P).— A con- ressipnal investigation of labor j ulD "^d"GilTis,'"possessi'on\iri'nt6x- rganizations to determine wnein-1 . cnlinj , nq llor for purpose of sale, r any of their leaders wields "tui- t .j 0(J fin-xl $100.00—-Notice of appeal—Bond fixed at $150.00. J A. Cook, possession of intoxicating liquor for purpose of sale. . . . . . I tried," fined.$100.000 "— Noticei of reporter he intends] appeal— bond fixed at $150,00. \> fnniM-pss in orrlnr' Honald lliilard, speeding, forfeit- foiled $25.00 and served 1 day in 'David DeLoncy, pclil-larccny, forfeited $2fl.uO.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. Densil McCorkle, reckless driv) ing, plea of guilty, fined $25.00. Karl A. Zinn, drunk and driving, forfeited $25.00 cash bond. The following forfeited a $10.00 cash bond on a charge of disturbing Ihe peace: J C. Garland, Buck Hancgan Robert Cooper, Mack McCoy, IJud one man. The Illinois scnalor, who has been regarded by his colleagues as i staunch supporter of organized abor in the past, made it plain he wants to aim such an investigation directly at John L. Lewis' control of the United Mine Work- ed $5.00 cash bond. D. C. Cooper, petit larceny, for-[ of^guill^Hm* $10.00.^ cly Brown. O. J. Pelky, drunkenness, pic; of. guilty, fined $10.00. Caesar Faulks, drunkenness, plea $10.00 action in ending the mine shutdown has lessened prospects yor immediate passage of labor legislation when 111 new Congress Clltl Lll-'l l >* 4 IV 1 1 mi- ..„.. __-,. convenes January 3 and thai the lawmakers nol only may . move more slowly but loss drastically. But Senator Hickcnlooper (H- lowni told a reporter he thinks a number of vital issues remain un- Lucas, saying Congress ought j solved as a result of Lewis at- nol be deterred; in .this because tempt to terminate the miners Lewis called off the mine walkout .«nivn f .i with ihr eovcrnmenl and Saturday, noted .that there may be new difficulties : -in Ihis field noxl spring if Ihe UMW .fails to win a new contract by-March 31! "I definitely b'clieve that under any circumstances Congress ought to make an investigation of lab.or movemcnls lo find oul if they are ' " Lucas cash bond on a charge of drunkenness: George Wilson, Elmer H. Gowens, Quillen Smith, Raymond Hathcoat, Buddy Brown, Milton Williams, Edgar Easterling, Bill McLarty, Eddie Hoyal, Mrs. Karl \. Zinn, Isiali Cornelius. George Primus,' resistii ______ ,_ _________ . - .iting arrest, dismissed on Motion City Ally. B. Ponder, Possession of intoxicating liquor for purpose of sale, dismissed on motion City Ally. Dual Party Nominees Questioned By HARRISON HUMPHRES Washington, Dec. 0 — (IP)— The Republican House leadership faces Ihis question: When is a Democrat a Republican? The problem arose in conncc lion with six California congress men, rcgist.-.rcd as Democrats, bit who won both the Democratic am Republican nominations in thx June 4 primary, They nri Heps. Lea, Engle, Mil ler, Holiflcld, Klliott and King. What the Republican leadcrshi has lo decide is-whether these sell admitted Democrats arc entitled t sil in on Ihe Republican pary cai cus on Jan. 2 lo choose a speaker ot Ihe House, Republican floor leader and olhcr majority party officials for the 80lh Congress beginning the following clay. Rep. Case (R-SD), designated to nail out caucus invitations, told a •oporter thai Engle had raised the point. He added he will lake il up with Hep. Martin (R-Massl who is- Tuesday, December tO, Byrnes, Bevin Fight Against Early Mistakes*- By JOHN M. HIOHTOWER; New York, Dec. 0 — W 1 )—Secretary of State James F. Byrnes.and Bri'tish Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin today were reported determined to avoid what they consider the mistakes of the Paris Pence Conference system when it comes to drafting a peace settlement.for Germany. Against the indicated opposition.*, of Soviet Foreign Minister VvM> Molotov both the western power ministers were authoritatively described as ready to insist on..^.the democratic or otherwise," said. "Once the workers know that the government is behind ... attempt to remove autocratic pow r from men like Lewis, they will ot be afraid to demand a voice in ie affairs of their own union." The general feeling among legi lalors appears ' ' '~~' '' -—'•- The perfect gift for her Christmas. The modern teen-timers of America are crazy about the smart styles of Sue Terry. contract with the Rovcrnmenl and the resulting shutdown. "The threat of recurring situations like this must not be left hanging over the heads of the American people,'' the Iowa Senator said. "The issue raised by Lewis' defiance of the government nas i.ot been settled, cither. The solution of those problems must bo the first job of the new Congress." Similarly, Senator Wiley (R-Wis) called for action which would place the country in a position "where the public interest nevci again can be jeopardized by a re petition of what we have just come . George Primus, drunkenness, dismissed on motion City Atty. State Docket Truman Downs, assault & Battery, forfeited $10.00 cash bond. Recce Nelson, posscssios 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 Bcaley, Jeff Willis, Au gusta Phillips, Jimmc Johnson. . slated to become the new speak er of the House. Snid Engle: "Sure, 1 raised the question. It was at breakfast in the House office building cafeteria. A few of us were talking about the campaign for Republican floor lender, and I said, without cracking a smile. 'I resent very much not being invited to attend the Republican caucus'. ' fullest possible hearing for small nations on the German settlement before the foreign ministers- council makes any decision at all.-— The issue was scheduled :-or~discussion and possible decision in today's council .session (3 p. m. C 'S. T.) as.foreign ministers bc- gan their last scheduled week ot necling hero. Also slalecl :"or discussion soun was Byrnes' proposa^ o c-ul European oceupalimi forces jy 620,000 men before April 1.' Meanwhile Big-Four subordinates are working out minor disputed uoints of the peace treaties- for Italy Hungary, Rnrnani, Bulgaria and" Finland, but nol ior a month will these be ready forsignifig. Al their last session this week the- Big Four are supposed to de- Topaz is found in golden, blue, green, pink, violel, and occasionally red. A secretary lo Case was wilhin earshot. Engle displayed a framed docu mcnt issued by the California sec rotary of state certifying tha r- • — ~ • "Clair Engle is the nominee of presumably will be the Republican parly for represent-among the 21 nations _.; i_ /-i „ „ r., rt ,^, 41-.,, L-?,r.r»n/-t"mi!-inr Tmrl Sll/npn Will when they will hold their next meeting. If for some reason they can not agree on plans for a session i'J Europe on Germany, the Irealics "• circulated by aerial te epucan pary or c- alive to Congress from the second-courier and signed without any California district." of central ceremony. • kind Give Her One of "These New Dresses For Her Christmas Candy Lane As Shown Below Flattery that is yours in this "Sue Terry" rayon combination of rich black and colorful stripes. Side button jacket with large black bow perked near the shoulder. Colors: Black skirt, assorted tops. Sizes 7 to 15. 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Presumably they were contra band lirecrackers taken away from some boy who was violating the city ordinance which prohibits iir ing 'cm in the downtown district— and the 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 a month since heavy construction was completed on the job ol remodeling the Arkansas Bank & Trust Co. building, yet boulh Main street continues to be partially blocked by debris. You and J. P. Brundidge have been debating the law of seven years' adverse possession, but while you two arc quarreling over an alley Hope may lose a street! This morning's Arkansas Gazelle gloats over the announcement that \Vcstinghouse will build a factory in Little Rock to manufacture incandescent lamps. The factory will employ 800 persons. Wcstinghousc purchased a 24-acrc paper announces 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 Star of Hope, 1899; Pros> 1927 Consolidated January 18. 1929. HOPE ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11,1946 (NEA)—Meons Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. ,'AP)—Meons Associated Press PRICE 5c COPY Civil War Threat in Province of Iran Averted By SAM SOUKI Tehran, Dec. 11 —(UP)— The Iranian wnr ministry announced today that a two-day "civil war' ended when the leaders of Aerbai jnn notified the Central goven mcnl they had decided to bow to its decision to send in troops to supervise the elections in the "province. Gen. Senhod A. Ahmodi, Iraninr War Minister, said he received a 2 p. m. a message from Jaafai Pihscvari, leader of the semi-auto nomous Acrbaijan regime, an nouncing the decision to capitulate to the Tehran demands. Premier A h m c d Ghavam' troops had pushed deep into Acr baijan in the two days since they Use of Surplus Funds to Aid State Hospital invaded the province, which was occupied by the Russians during the war and had been subjected to | greater or lesser Soviet influence. Liltlc Rock, Dec. 11 —(/I 3 )— The prc-scssion legislative joint budget committee is considering the possi- jilily of using surplus Welfare Department funds ior maintenance ind improvement of the stale hos- pilal. Senator Ernest M.'iner of Hot Springs advanced the proposal (it Lhe committee's session yester day. He contended that use of the de nartment's current surplus oi nearly $6,500,000 for stale hospital and other public institutions' needs would be legal under provisions of the 1945 stabilization act. The act he said, permits use of the iunds Cor "hospilalization of the indigent iick." . A sub-commillcc was appomled to invcsligale the proposal. The Welfare Department's budget request of $19',134,340 ior the 1947-49 biennium was slashed to £12,084,580 by the commillce. - Buclgcl requests from the slate hospital and the state police department were to be heard today. site for $70,500. And Ihc same The official ed that the sovereignty in reports indicat- civil war over 1 Acrbaijan had | lhal Malvorn's business men by agreeing to put up a $40,000 building have gotten for Malvern a new clothing factory. All of which is by way of lelling us here in Hope that industry is on the march, thai some cilies 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 a suitable site al a reasonable price. It is the one great stumbling block which wrecks the most ambitious plans of chambers of com„,..„ ..„-^ .. „ made factory location zone in the so-called "industrial area" of the former Southwestern Proving Ground. It includes not only 750 acres of land but buildings suitable for factories and the necessary utility lines. All of Ihis will be sold—either in one piece as a "going concern, or broken down into salvage Hems. If a salvage project, it means that he buildings will be lorn down for their materials and the uliliues wrecked—leaving nolhing but a scarred and useless tract of 750 n c r c s It is imperative lhat Hope been averted after only comparatively minor skirmishes. Ahmccli informed foreign envoys | here of a message from Acrbai- jan The latest reports merce. But Hope has a ready - BlondeAgent Gets Goods on Columbians By ED BRIDGES Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 11 — (UP) Three more stalwarts of the Co lumbians, Inc., race-bailing so cicty, offered to "expose" aims arbitions «md objcclivcs of theii OC-M. «ii jv«i»in.i..i, >"««=•• "•• I leaders today bul il appeared thei slalf, said troops operating from „«":: wou id be rejected Zenjan and Takab reached Mia- ° yeslerdav Attorney Gen Eu ncn, the first big town beyond the gcnc Coolc * d i sc i OS ed affidavits o Tabri. lwo voun g Columbians implicalinf -provincial obrdcr on Ihc road to lh(j | our . mO nlh-old organization ii Tabri. a Hitler-like plot to take over th passed ranges s.iid | bc- of Ghnvam's troops had yonci the Ghaflankuh Mliidlalong the provincial border and were headed 'or Tabri, capital of Acrbaijan. Gen. Ali Rasmnra, chief of Tabri. "The Zenjan column penetrated through the Gharlankuh passes, | Thc'plot "allegedly included import UnHed^Itatel which is the doorway to Acrbai- jan," Rasmara said. "This decided the Acrbaijan leaders to announce their decision to submit lo Ihc Central Government" He said the Zenjan column would continue on from Mainch to Tabri ation o£ a viva t c arsenal fror Germany, via New York. The three new "converts" approached Solicitor General E. F. Andrews of Fulton (Atlanta) superior court, but it was indicated he would reject their offers Plane Carrying 32 Marines Is Long Overdue Seattle, Dec. 11 — (/P)— A twin- engined transport plane carrying 32 men and last reported flying in foul weaincr was sought today by the army and navy and • Sorest rangers in the 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., at 1:36 p. m. EST) yesterday on a . nonstop light to transfer a marine corns onlingcnt to Seattle. The flight •ncountcrcd bad weather m Orouou ind southwest Washington. Four andcd at Portland. One made it afcly to the Sand Point naval air tation here. The missing plane last was .con- acted when the pilot wirelessed he Toledo range station, a few nilcs south of Chehalis, Wash., and was cleared to next communicate with the powerful Civil Aeronautics Administration station at Everett, Wash., said Comdr. P. D. Duke, Sand Poin operations officer. The Toledo range station reported t cleared the plane to :Jy aigner, due to icing conditions it was encountering at 1,000 feet. Thcrcaiter it 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 than merely "overdue," the navy appealed to news services and radio stations to ask clues from the public. Duke said the pjane had fuel sufficient to 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 relations office t San Diego said the missing trans ort carried a crew of three and privates and a sergeant mili- Grave Warning 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 R. Austin, chief .United States delegate, Rockefeller stated he had obtained a" firm offer' 'for property located between First Avenue and Franklin D. Roosevelt drive and between Forty-Second and Forty Seventh streets. He said the cost of the property would be $8,500,000. Rockefeller said he had already received assurances the city of New York was • prepared to give to the U. N. the balance of a city Low Court to Lay Off Lewis, Await Decision Washington, Dec. 11 — (/P)— Federal Judge T. Alan Goldsborough .oday approved an agreement be- .ween government and John L. Lewis attorneys to delay until late January any further lower courl action against the United Mine workers growing out of the recent coal trike. The joint stipulation approved by Judge Goldsborough provides tha any further litigation be deferred until ten days after the supreme court hears arguments on the ap „„ _ „ peal of Lewis and the miners from I block on which his " gift purchase their contempt convictions in j nc i uc jed two small plots. Goldsborough's court. He added that he predicated his The appeal is due to be argued 1 gift'"for. the land purchase on as- on Jan. 14. • . surances New York City : would The stipulation was signed by permit the U. N. to use the entire Assistant Attorney General John area without restrictions and would F. Sonnett for the government and a j so t urn OV er to U. N. use all by Welly K. Hopkins, Joseph A. bulkheads and piers on the East Padway and six other United Mine river frontage between 42nd Workers' attorneys for the Lewis 48th streets. and quire this industrial area intact— for if we Ipt 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 ol this section's land wealth mto cash—to which was added several years of industrial payi^U while the SPG was a going business. Now that the SPG is gone we must face .his economic fact: Arc we going to put back into a gamble for the industrial iuture some of thai easy money we got when we liquidated part of our land wealth; or shall we just shul- flc along hoping Ihe economic axe won't fall? ... Hope has Ihis job to do, and it looks like a reasonable insurance risk for the future of our town ana section. Private industry docs not like to do business, either by purchase or lease, wilh the federal government; but if our local people set up an industrial corporation to buy this property from the government we will have something industry sooner or later will wain, and it will be in the hands of poo- pie industry is willing to deal with. - ,~ . f I .1 1 IIIU WUU1U lUJUtl LIKJIL Vf ii^.4 13 13C" while other units fanned through nc pro bably will subpoenae the province and took up posts ior I ' • • ••-<•- •• -* — the supervision of the forthcoming elections lo the Iranian parliament Small units will be detached along the way and dispatched to various localities, where the task of disarming the civilian population .Will begin .a.s,a prelude to the elections, Rasmara said, o- BY JAMES THRASHER Off - the - Record Opinions Elliot Roosevelt's reply to the Newsweek magazine account of his alleged stalcments at a reception in Moscow raises an interesting cmcstion about the scope and sanctity of off - Ihe - record utterances, and the legitimacy of news. The Newsweek article credited Mr Roosevelt with some opinions which, to say the least, were arresting. The story has it that he charged the United States government, among other things, with doing nothing to advance the cause of peace; with being in the United Nations purely for selfish, imperialistic reasons; and with welching on its Tehran, Yalta and Potsdam agreements. Mr. Roosevelt says he was misquoted, though he declines to specify how. He also says lhat he had made it plain that his remarks were off the record. "Off the record" is a safety signal that has its legitimate uses. H is employed when a speaker wishes to give the press some , background information that might involve national security or expose honest but confidential matters to the light of publicity. It is useful to newspapermen in making predictions of events or actions which are still in a formative state, and whos'j premature publication m full detail might jeopardize the Continued on Page lwo Electrical Expansion Handicapped By WARREN MCNEILL ,' . Washington, Dec.'H —OP) -r- Arkansas rural electric cooperatives arc handicapped in meeting farmers' seasonal demands and in al- tracting the small industries by .heir present contracts with Ihe Arkansas Power and Light Company, the manager of one of them said today. Paul Jones, manager of the Riceland Electric Cooperative of Stuttgart, Ark., is here for a conference of cooperative officials with officials of the Rural Electrification Administration. He said, in an interview, that the question of their contracts with 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 Stuttgart 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 ihc power company requires it lo pay throughout the year for 05 percent of ihc amount of power used during the month when its demand is heaviest. Jones said that it was also "impossible' 'lor his cooperative and others in a similiar situation to sell power to small industries wanted for their area to balance the stale's agricultural economy because of the "dual rule" system in their contract. It explained lhat while the co- anyway to testify before a jury Friday. Andrews will ask the jury to all other business Friday and .. indicling Columbian Pros- Emory Burke and Founder- Sccrelary Homer L., Loomis on charges-ofinciting to-riot»-Anolher Columbian, whose name was withhold, may: be'.indicted, for;, illegal possession of 'dynamite. ' The Columbian confessors, James Ralph Childers, 18-years-old today, and Lanicr 'Waller, said the mi-named Columbian bought dyna- mile and plollcd to blast a Negro house the nighl before a .Negro house aclually was dynamited here. . The confessions were made ir New York' Dec. 2 and 4 to Prof James H. Sheldon ot the non-sec turian Anti-Nazi League after the revea a blond for Ih youths were persuaded to Columbian activities by ' secret agent working league. The pretty agent, Renee Forrest ary policeman as passengers. The nen had scabags and full back tacks. Their names were no :ivulged. The navy planned an • seria earch at dawn, weather permit ing, and the army's Me ,Chord ield,.near Tacoma, ordered rescue planes to take off early today also With serious mien, Bernard M. Saruch addresses UN Atomic Energy Commission at Lake Success, N. Y., warning against delay in outlawing atomic warfare. He urged adoption of his plan lor control o£ atomic energy. 24, of New York, posed as a Fas cist, joined the Columbians an worked for n week as secretary v Loomis and Burke. She photo graphed records on microfiln wilh a cigarette-lighter-size camera. Childers and Waller said Ihe Columbians had a "lynching list" lopped by Edilor Ralph McGill of Ihe Atlanta Constitution, Rep. Helen Douglas Mankin, D. Ga., and Assistant Attorney Gen. Dan Duke. McGill and the Atlanla Journal have fought the anti-Negro, anti-Jew society, Mrs. Mankin has made speeches against them, and Duke dug up much of the evidence given to Solicitor Andrews Old Mexico Film Shown Kiwanians The Rev. Wm. P. Hajdigrce presented a recent movie production by Missouri Pacific R. R. Co. of travel in Old Mexico and Mexico City. Preceding the picture Rev. Hardi- grqe 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 to the great variety of colors in Mexican costume, Mexican flowers and their national sport of bull fighting. Guests were; Frank King, J. H. Jones, Ollis cnney, Wake Hamilton, C. A. Ar- mitagc. Carrie Spragins Succumbs in Hope Hospital Miss Carrie Chester Spragins, 76 of Mt. Holly died at a local hospital Tuesday night, following a short illness. She is survived by three bro- thfrs, C. C. Spragins of this city and Robert and Thomas Spragins of Mt. Holly. ^_ Funeral services will be held at Mt. Holly Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. With the Reverend Dave Shcpperson of El Dorado in charge. Burial will be in,Ml. .Holly cemetery. ' . ••;>••• union. The gift, he added, must be de- Hingmg on the appeal are fines dared to be free of all- federal of $10,000 on. the UMW president an d state taxes. Action must be and $3,500,000 on the union . taken within 30 days from.Dec. 10. Lawyers were of the opinion that | o the Supreme Court will require no more than two weeks to conclude the case there. Still pending before Goldsborough's court is a motion by the 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 determination by the :ourt on whether Lewis was wilhin lis legal rights in terminating miners contract with the Army to Lift Marriage Ban in Germany Cropromise to Hasten UN Plan of Disarmament By FRANCIS W. CARPENTER Lake Success, N. Y., Dec. 11 —'* (IP) — A powerful United Natons „, committee was reported authorita- ^ lively today to have dropped a eon- v < troversial British proposal for >a-j world-wide troop and armaments?, count in a sudden compromise'^: move to break a jam holding up,? a general disarmament resolution:; This settlement of the major 'dif-^ ficulty confronting the United Na-jd tions assembly after last night's:,', plenary session was understood to, be conditional upon its acceptance^ by ; the United States, Great Brit-*! airi, and: Soviet Russia. i l -' However, 'the . representatives of , those nations' attending the meet- 1 ' ing of the 8-nation drafting com-' mlttee on disarmament accepted"; the proposal, said to "have been', urged by President Paul-Henri SpaaK, of the assembly. They,agreed to report to their chiefs; and then inform the 20-nation dis-^ armament sub-committee at ,2 p. m. CST today the result of'their consultations, • . • ' .The committee, which needed" agreement on only one paragraph ^ to complete a resolution calling xor, general arms reduction and prohibition of atomic weapons, became.; snarled shortly after it met oveir, the proposal made last night by • Sir Hartley Shawcross, British delegate, to the assembly for a count of all weapons and instruments of war. Germany, Dec. 11 — the 17 day strike Then, it was reported, Spaak appealed to the committee for action, govern-1 £ ' Mc y- a 7 n ™akl 'todirihaVite I ?«8gested . that the. £oop count 1 ' against American sol- idea be dropped and that the reso- • - •' lution already agreed upon be sub- off I the miners' policy is not to work without a contract. Last Saturday Lewis, in effect, ordered the contract restored. The contempt proceedings grew out of Lewis' ignoring of a temporary restraining order by Golds- ] borough directing the union president to withdraw his five day notice to the government that he intended to terminate the contract Nov. 20. o diers marrying German girls would be lifted within 15 days, with certain reservations. The surprise decision will allow hundreds, possibly thousands, of Americans to take German girls, back home as brides. mitted unanimously. The committee finally accepted agreed, to out of the; Spaak's proposal and the compromise way delemma 'in this. manner: when the were about for grand jury examination, -o- opcrative is given a favorable .vale for power which it retails for farm use, it cannot furnish current :"or industries except al a higher rate. The industrial rate, Jones said, makes it impossible for the cooperative to serve industries profitably al a rale competitive with that charged in areas served by private 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 commotilies with any amount of power, Jones said, but still Would make the higher rate apply to any other user of more Midwestern States Sight Meteorites Omaha, Dec. 11 — (/P)— Blazint meteorites, which astronomers said were part of an annual show er from the Gemini constellation were sighted during hours of dark ness yesterday by five mid-west crn stales. Before dawn, the sky was bril lianlly lighted for a 250-mile strclch between McPhcrson, Kas., ant Garden City, Kas. At Garden City Kas., freight handlers reporlei hearing a roar accompany th flashing light. At McPherson, long, white trail of smoke hung j a windless sky for 30 minutes afte the meteorite passed. Last night reports of sightin meteorites came from such sea tered points as Omaha, Springfield 111., Des Moines, Topcka, Kas., an Joplin, Mo. Some persons de scribed Ihe meteorites as having Number of Sugar Stamps to Become Valid Is Secret Washington, Dec. 11 OT.— 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" il in advance. The new stamp will be good for five pounds of sugar from the first of the year until April 30. Current individual slamp no. SI and home canning slamps 9 and 10 will expire December 31. Allhougn OPA said yesterday a second slamp also might be va- 1,dated -during the first quarter of 1947, Department of Agriculture officials said they doubted this could be done before April 1. By thai time Ihe size of nexl year's sugar crop and of Cuban imports can be taken into account Pdrtof'Lush Profits The adopted resolution calls .^ &t ~. ~,..^, .spokes-1 upon the member states and the the American commander,.,security,: council to report, to .the e said, such unions woiMifle£<:',.assernbly just what has been. '•'• ' only when the iMSMWe,to implement,; ,provisionf&in "«***»»»••' yresolution'relating-, to, reducing -'"':'and; the withdrawa^.bf troops e the; meetirigt^the United >faced: the'- 1 ''dangerous" tios- ..;qf .being 1 'fojcttl ,\> the world 'immediately*.-' *'/ girl 'If the three great.powers agree on the compromise .plan, it' was Admiral Says Another War Would Be for Survival of Masses of Civilization than 40 kilowatts. Jones said that he and others at the meeling were discussing among Ihemselvos and wilh REA officials possible ways of dealing with these problems. The c through Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico are al- "a bright greenish hue with pur- head" and others said they appeared as "a pale green ball, with a very bright red tail." conferences will continue Omaha, Neb., an i Saturday. Officials from Yerkes observatory, Shopping Days To Christmas: Arkansas, Texas and .ending. Alley Case Continued to January 14 by Chancery Court In Chancery court yesterday at the Hempstead Courthouse the alley case was continued until January 14. The suit involves the Old Arkansas Bank Building. Property holders are seeking lo prevent N.P. O'Neal from closing the passageway. ' Although the sight was observed at approximately the same vime last night in Springfield, 111., and " ' observer at ... Williams Bay. Wis., said it was doubtful that the same meteorite was seen in both places, since most are burned out by atmospheric friction in "a irac- tion of a second to live seconds." Prof. Oliver C. Rollins, University of Nebraska astronomer, said the Gemini meteor was scheduled to appear from Dec. 10 to 12. Manv persons in Topeka, Kas,, were alarmed at the phenomenon, and called newspapers and police Reports were prevalent in Lincoln Neb., tha't an explosion, which caused houses to shake and win dows to rattle, followed the light. Astronomers, however, said most meteorites were sighted al an average distance of 50 miles. By HAL BOYLE New York, Dec. 11 —(/I 3 )— Vici Admiral Daniel E. Barbcy think! he Uniled States might "suffei ive million casiiallics within a lew lours" in the event of a future surprise allack against it with mass dcsclruction 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 atlacks would je underway on a large scale." Barbey believes that America has al least a ten-year edge over other countries in Ihe production of weapons of mass destruclion. "They are a practical monopoly, i But we must keep planning ahead. He says this military advantage is the strongest bchind-lhe-scenes argument for the success of the Uniled Nalions. 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." pur-1 He said he could see no reason ap- or emphasizing possible atlacks over Ihe north pole. He thought it nore likely that a foreign enemy vould "send out a dozen or so sub- narines and atom-bomb our eastern coastal cities from scattered sositions hundreds of miles out in :he Atlanlic." Rockels carrying atomic warheads could be fired even while the submarines were submerged, he added. •But our retaliation would be swift, unavoidable by the enemy and more damaging — if we keej our strength," said Barbey. The admiral look issue with those who believe that in the event of war with Soviet Russia the Rus sians would move huge infantry masses into western Europe an seize such centers as Rome, Anl wern and Paris in the hope that w rive out the invaders. Barbey. who (eels that •lations progress makes highly hypolhelical, said ihat ,-ven if such "a situation came to pass no big land armies by Amerca would be needed. "Nor would we find it necessary to bomb Paris, Antwerp or Rome," he continued. "By atom-bombing Leningrad, Moscow, Kiev, Odessa, By CHARLES H. HERROUD Washington, Dec. U ' ~(UP) ! — The CIO threw into 'into its wage drive today an independent analysis claiming that "lush" 1946 corporate profits of $25,000,000,000 justified immediate 25 per cent wage increases to workers — without new price increases. The report, entitled "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 9f War Mobilia- lion and reconversion. Nathan's report said the present "balance between wages and profits is unsound and warned that "unless there is an immediate increase in wages or a sharp drop in prices ,we are flirting with collapse." But there is no evidence thai business will cut prices before a depression, he added, and laboi therefore should not Jorego needec wage increases at this time. He said corporate business as a whole could grant 25 per cent raises with out having to boost prices. A CIO source said CIO unions would use the report as ammunition in their campaign to win 'substantial" 1947 wage increases in the steel, automobile, electrical, rubber and other important indus- Uniled Iries. such a Nathan headed the OWMR staff 'Col. Geprge S. Eyster, man for in Europe be permitted dividual soldiers leave' Germany. ;McNarney told a,news con* a week ago there would "~ change in the ban, but Eys; the general mind 1 ' to; ' J i a break." ' • Eyster said every German who might be permitted, to marry an American /and 'enter, the, United States as a "German war bride 1 ' would be investigated thpfoughly for Nazi, sympathies." v : "v —— -o—— 1- and other main centers we could communications isolate the Rus sian armies in Western Europe from their supplies — and keep them isolated." "What would happen then? "If the subjected peoples remained true to their political beefs, they would soon rise rind de- troy Ihcse masses of Russian iool •oops, cul off from ammunition, uel and ideological support from neir own country. "The Russians couldn't adapt ocal production facililies in time o save themselves. No modern rmy can live off the land in the manner of Genghis Khan. It will isinlcgrate instead into a bow and would not atom-bomb friendly capitals and so thes woul again roquii'e a gigantic expcdilior rrow army, which ould cope with. the civilians 'Germany supported her armies A'ith slave labor. But the laborers worker in Germany in German industries." . Barney said only one thing could change 'this picture . "If western Europe is inhcrenl- y Communistic and the occupied countries joined the invaders in- them, then the succeed. They would in effect simply move then- which in October of 1945 compiled 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 despite 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' earnings were down from $55.04 to $50.28. The only offsetting development, he said, was that lower-paid workers received relatively large wage increases. Thus, the weekly take- 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 from $31.69 to $41.54. He eslimaled lhat 1946 corporate profits before taxes have reached $25,000,000,000. He said this equals Ihe besl war year; is more lhan 2 1-2 limes Ihe 1929 volume of pro fils and nearly five times the 1936 39 average profit volume. After taxes, he said, corporate profits Well-Know* Hope Woman Succumbs Mrs. J. A. Henry, a resident of Hope since 1902 died at a local riospital at 9:30 following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Henry was an active member of the First Methodist church and one of the founders ot the Hope and Hempstead county library. For years she served as chairman of the Women's division of Arkansas Tubercular Seal sales in Hempstead county and was actively identified 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 city. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the First Methodist church with the Reverend J. E. Cooper in charge. 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, Talbot Field, Jr., and Frank Drake. Honorary: C. C. said, the whole "resbluilon' can b Completed in ten ,min,utes this af ternoon and 'the assembly can act , Members of Britain's delegation to the United States said the Unit ed States ' could forestall immedi ate disclosure by using the veto ir the U. N. security".council. Bu American representatives did no share this view. This vital issue . was raised a Russia and Great Britain agree "in principle" last night in U. I s assembly plenary session at Flusl ing Meadow Park on a vast pro gram enveloping arms reductio and a world-wide troop census wit on-the-spot verification checks all forces and armaments. ' In a resolution calling f9r a members of the United Nations report on their armed forces a home and abroad by Jan. 1, Bri ain submitted an amendment to! establish an inspection commission; to verify these reports. Russia insisted that this include armaments also, to which Britain agreed. This is the text of the new British proposal: "The general assembly recom mends immediate establishment of an international supervisory commission, operating within the frarrtework of the security council but in its-operation not subject to the veto of any power on the se curity council, which shall be en titled by the agents of any nations acting in its behalf to verify and- confirm.on the spot any or all in-f formation submitted in accordance]' with any requirements of the gen-J eral assembly or the security COUTH stead of resisting Russians would capitals to Rome or Paris. "In that case, if Europe wanted Communism, there really would approaching $15,000,000, "u ,'ithout earlier precedent in are 1" without national experience." ary force and years ol lighting to ures." be no point in further fighting. We couldn'l impose our system on them. Asked whether, if the nations disarmed, any country could secretly construct weapons of muss destruction despite the vigilance of investigative commissions, Barney replied: "In my opinion, no. We would learn in lime to take counter ineas Nathan said lhat by accepting the 1936-39 rate of net return on tales, all corporations would be able to grant wage increases at ai annual rtfte of $11,250,000,000. Ihey accepled the 1936-39 rate o Spragins, R. M. LaGrone, Sr. Lloyd Spencer, Syd McMath, Roy Anderson, O. A. Graves, Dr. L. M. Lile, George Cannon, John P. Cox, Lamar Cox, E. L. Archer, Gifford Byers, Talbot Field, Sr., of Texarkana Edgar Briant, King O'Leary of Little Rock, Jim Henry of Dallas, E: Tomlinson of Fordyce, Oscar Olfs of Little Rock, William Ross of Little Rock, Lawson Ellis of Saratoga, qf.vd George Crews and Harrison Shepard of Hot Springs. o Hitler Henchman Reported Hiding in South America Stockholm, Dec. 1 1— (IP)— The ewspaper Arbetet asserted in a opyright story loday that Martin tormann, Hitler's deputy who was ondemned to death in absentia at ho Nuernberg trial, was hiding omewhere in South America. (Numerous reports of the same ype have arisen since the fall of 3erlin, where Bormann was be- ieved by many to have died about he same time as his chief.) The Arbetet said Bormann utter- passed through the Swedish port our of Malmo on the night of last Oct. 3 with a Dutch passport bearing cil as to troops and armaments. "When this supervisory commisJ sion is established the member] states shall be required to submio return of "net work, they grant $17,000,000,000 in wage increases. cound annua CAPITAL TO CLOSE Little Rock, Dec. 1 — (#>)— Of fices in the capitol building wi" be closed from noon Dec. 24 unt 8 a. m. Dec. 27 in observance o Christmas, Secretary of Stute C.G Hall has announced. full particulars on armaments different categories as well armed forces." Soviet Foreign Minister V, Molotov argued that this would HI effect "revise the charter" by abolishing use of the veto. British Delegate Sir; Hartley Shawcross explained that this meant the veto could not be usec after the commission had been established and said Russia previously had agreed in the armaments reduction proposal that con. trol and inspection would, be free of the veto. he name "Van Clothen." The newspaper charged ihat a Nazi group hoped to prepare a comeback in Bormann and America. collaboration with others in South Testimony Reveals Nazi Victims Were Singled Out Nuernberg, Germany ,Dec. 11 (/P)— Prosecutor James McHaney introduced today records showinj Nazi doctors singled out c-ertaiti concentration camp victims to unj dergo experiments until vhey died! Letters from Dr. Sigmund Rasl cher, who committed suicide, iml plicated at least three of the physil clans among the 23 aow btanduijf trial before a United States wal crimes court for the inhuman exf periments, JEWEL CASE POSTPONED Frankfurt, Germany, Dec. 11 — (/Pj— Complaining that he had been denied a fair opportunity to prepare his defense, Col. Jack W. Durant today won a five-day postponement of his court martial on charges of participating in the theft of the jewels. $1,500,000 Hesse family STATE MINES OPEN Little Rock, Dec, 11 —(/P)—Stal< Labor Commissioner M. E, Gosi reports that shipments of coal havi begun leaving 'western Arkansas reopened mines following the re turn of work of United Mine Work 1 evs. S9mc mines had to be cleaned he said.
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